82nd Year, Vol. 23Winner of 7 state awards for journalism excellence in 2010 75 SEPTEMBER 29, 2011T B C P THURSDAY rrfntbrfbfrfrrMIKE ANDERSONPRESS STAFF County property owners pay annual assessments totaling assessments issue in an effort to store. Park dedicated to BCHS student at sight of his slayingSee page 8High school principal stresses attendanceSee page 5 See page 2 See page 2 Late surge by Wildcats comes up short against Clay See page 16 ONLINE POLL RESULTS 18% Yes 53% No 8% Undecided PHOTOS BY JOEL ADDINGTON AND JESSICA PREVATTPictured counter clockwise from top right: Civil War re-enactor Cli ord Pierce in the morning parade, Jessica French (left) and Cheyenne Kinghorn, a view of the vendor area on S. 5th St., 99-year-old Emily Taber who led the parade, the BCHS marching band, Selena Girardo, 8, at the face painting booth with artist Linda Schrenk and one of the most elaborate oats in the parade, courtesy of the Walmart Distribution Center. See page 15 for more photos of the days festivities. retta the Larry Daniels f t t rf f r fSee page 2Thousands hit the streetsTo celebrate 150 years of county history
Page 2 T B C P ursday, September 29, 2011With no input from the public and no dissent on the board, the Glen St. Mary Town Council ad year that begins this weekend. The vote during regular ses sion the evening of September 20 thus ushers in a spending plan for 2011-12 that is virtually unchanged from the current year. The two main categories are gen eral fund at $166,660 and the utility fund at $110,583. Glen St. Mary does not tax property, hence the town council does not set a millage rate. In other business, the board continued to mull over the best course for animal control, and rate of $2750 to continue its con tract with the county department on Steel Bridge Rd. That fee, according to May or Juanice Padgett, is based on Glens population representing 2 percent of the total county. It was proposed recently by County Manager C.J. Thompson and re places a fee based on percentage per animal formula. 2010 and $2365 this year. out comment or dissent renewal of the annual audit contract with Lyons & Lyons CPA of Macclen ny for $11,200 for review of both general and utility fund expendi tures. utive Director Darryl Register de livered his annual report outlin ing activities of the organization. Mr. Register noted that the percentage of Baker County vot ers last fall against the amend ment to Floridas constitution requiring hearings for land use changes was the highest in the state. It shows that people in Baker County approve of the way gov ernment is handling building and zoning matters, surmised Mr. Register. The amendment failed state wide as well. Donna Loadholtz, the town secretary who also handles code enforcement, told the council she has written violation letters to property owners for chicken pens and junk vehicles.JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR firstname.lastname@example.orgThe sheriffs department will soon have a new way to train on an obstacle course stretching 150 yards with 17 obstacles to tra verse from rope climbs to a 20foot tower and the particularly cruel Jacobs ladder. The course, located just west of the sheriffs complex on N. SR 228 in a clearing surrounded by pines trees, was the brainchild of Deputy Randal Hodges and fel rections division. The Baker Correctional De velopment Corporation, the non complex and some 90 acres sur rounding it, granted approval for the course in July. Mr. Hodges estimated the cost at no more than $10,000, but said some of the construction materials have been donated. He and other corrections personnel began planning the course after taking a trip to West Virginia last May for the Mock Prison Riot, a four-day training and demonstration event for law enforcement and corrections of tition that draws teams from all over the world. The hallmark of the competi tion is an obstacle course iden tical to one housed at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA. They served as models for the course here, which will be used by cor rections, patrol and SRT (Special Response Team) deputies. We kicked around the idea of taking a team up there to com pete, said Mr. Hodges. time to complete the course is about four minutes. A team from Singapore had dominated the Mock Prison Riot obstacle course in recent years with its speed. Mr. Hodges. That is, until a dum my was added to one of the ob stacles this year. stacles is called Jacobs ladder. It consists of a 18-foot-long horizontal ladder that starts about 4.5 feet off the ground and slopes slightly upward to a height of 10 feet at its end. The objective is to crawl over and under the ladders 10 rungs, each spaced 2 feet apart. An exercise trail is planned around the course, too, with pullup and push-up stations. The course will help deputies stay and team-building value. Mr. Hodges explained that the obstacle course here is designed for teams, just like the competi tive courses, which allow team the obstacles. The caveat in the rules, he said, is when someone completes an obstacle and goes back to as sist a teammate, he or she must complete the obstacle again. When someone is bringing up the rear and helps out, both teammates can complete the ob stacle and move on. Mr. Hodges expects the course to be complete by the end of Oc tober. TOWN OF GLEN ST. MARY problem is. Its time to quit talk ing about it and put some reso lutions into action in a fair and to all who consume county ser vices. Of course, he added, provi sions may need to be consid ered for the poor, elderly and dis abled. He said that by the end of his term as chairman in November he hopes to have assessments in place and ready to go in effect by October 1, 2012 and simultane ously lower the ad valorem (prop erty) taxes of the top payers of the county. This notion that you pay more because you make more is ab surd and counter-productive, Mr. Crews said. The long-term goal is to break the trend of the few bearing the majority of the countys expense and put in place a proportionate fair share plan. The 3 pm. workshop will begin two hours prior to the commis in October. Also during the September 19 meeting, commissioners received the following reports from Coun ty Manager C.J. Thompson: at Shoals Park have been com pleted and should be open to the public in early October. Although fees for using the trails eventually will be charged, Mr. Thompson said riders probably will be al eral months until a fee schedule is developed. Meanwhile, a park ranger will be on duty to regulate and con trol riders in the 2,400-acre park, most of which is fenced and fea tures ATV trails on about 1,000 to 1,200 acres. held with the architect of the new county administration building and construction bids are now being sought after several years in the planning stages. tives from the Florida Department of Transportation was scheduled for September 20 to prepare a request for profession al services to design a new trans portation center on COA property behind the Winn-Dixie shopping center on South 6th St.. Mr. Daniels earlier propositioned her for sex and both she and her daughter, age 11, who walked up to the vehicle, observed that Mr. Daniels was playing a porno graphic DVD on his laptop com puter while committing a lewd act. Mr. Daniels admitted the alle gations when questioned, includ ing that he was in the neighbor hood off US 90 between Glen St. Mary and Sanderson looking to have sex with anyone who would agree. er, his cell phone and the wom ens clothing. Mr. Webb was jailed for ag gravated assault with a deadly weapon, and reportedly tele phoned Ms. Keene once again with threats after he was taken to county jail. gravated battery against Sarah Parish, 26, of Macclenny for an alleged attack on Marie Cooper, 26, of Macclenny late on Septem ber 23. The more serious charge is due to the fact that Ms. Cooper is sev en months pregnant, and the assailant allegedly kicked her in the the victims residence on CR 122 north of Sanderson. Ms. Cooper told Deputy John ny Hodges she and Ms. Parish, who along with her husband had been living at her residence, ar gued when she accused Ms. Par ish of taking her property as she moved out. Ms. Coopers version of events but Ms. Parish, when interviewed by the deputy later, denied being at the residence that night. In stead, she insists she moved out two days earlier. Mash, 55, of Macclenny for al leged threats against Trevor Be dell, 22, late that evening. Mr. Bedell and his girlfriend Christina Mash, 26, the daughter of the accused, said Mr. Mash en tered their bedroom and threat ened the boyfriend, and again threatened him when the daugh ter telephoned him after the inci dent about 10:30. Both the father and daughter reside on Lauramore Rd. Above is the Jacobs ladder obstacle. At right, Verna Williams (top) and Mike rfntnb From page 1 From page 1 From page 1rff fntn Send us letters and make sure they are SIGNED with a phone number. Check it out...www.bakercountypress.com Online C CLet people know whats going onpost your special event online bakercountypress.com
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If you missed Saturdays Ses quicentennial, you missed a really good time. Granted it was scorching hot, but there was so much to do and lessly thanks to a lot of hard work from the Baker County Histori cal Society and the event com mittee. Chairman Larry Rosenblatt and his com mittee are to be congratulated for a job well done. To the casual observer, it seemed to go off with out a hitch and everyone seemed to have a really good time. Im sure Larry and his crew of volun teers were on pins and needles the whole time. I hope they got a chance to enjoy themselves a little. There was plenty to be proud of in the celebration and I think that a lot of people left the festivi ties glad that they live in Baker County. I know I did. It kicked off with a wonder ful parade that truly was a crosssection of what the county is all about. The opening ceremony was overs Ive ever seen, from WWIIera T6 trainers. As the flyover went by there was a stirring ver sion of the National Anthem from Sara Beth Gerard and God Bless America from Marcelle and Beth any Richardson and a release of red, white and blue balloons against the cloudless sky. One of my favorite parts of the early festivities were the presen tations on local honorees Emily Taber, Peg McCollum, Gene Bar ber and Elgin Barnes. They were informative and very touching testimonials about people who made a great difference in this county and will not be forgotten. Leading up to the celebration I wondered how well it would work to have venues and events here and there around the central downtown hub on 5th Street. It A short walk from the main area took you to the quiet am bience of St. James Episcopal Church where you could view the collection of artworks by the late local artist and historian Gene Barber. If you wanted to get out of the heat for a while you could sit in the First Baptist Church and lis ten to the fabulous gospel sing. There is so much talent in Baker County. I cant say I was surprised, be cause as a drama person I know the kind of talent pool we have here, but it was really on display with the performance by South ern Joy at the main stage and ending with Steve Branch and Dean Scallan, there wasnt a dip in the quality of talent all day long. I particularly enjoyed Southern Joy, and if you havent heard them, youve missed some great contem porary gospel. The Combs family can really harmonize. Even the ka raoke section featuring local ama teur talent was impressive. Weve all heard good karaoke and bad karaoke and this was the good stuff. I previewed a scene from my Sesquicentennial production of Baker County, Fla. 1861-1961, which will be performed in Jan uary at BCHS. That was fun and got a good response. The BCHS history department sponsored golf cart tours of his toric homes and landmarks in the area and offered tours of the Old Jail. Churches had displays on their history, too. It was heaven for me as a histo ry buff. One of my favorite exhib its was the replica of the CSA sub marine Hunley on McIver Street. an enemy warship, when the tiny submersible rammed and sank Dear Editor:I am writing in response to all the articles about Dr. Scar borough. He became my primary care broke four vertebra. I was taken to Shands when the accident that caused this injury occurred. I was there three days. They put me in a body brace, gave me a prescription for Percocet and sent me home where I had to stay in a hospital bed. I went to the doctor they re ferred me to at Shands a couple weeks later. He said I had to stay in the brace and bed for at least a year and if I did any bending over Id be kissing my knees the rest of my life. At that time, the extent of the injury was not yet known. He prescribed Lortab, and when I tried to explain to him that I cannot take that he didnt want to hear anything I had to say. Needless to say, I was very upset. My daughters stepdaughter is a patient of Dr. Scarboroughs and made me an appointment. He told me he wasnt accepting any new patients so I asked him if he could refer me to one he trusted. After looking he decid ed to take me on as his patient. Instead of being in the hospital bed and brace for a year or lon ger with no other option from Shands, he set me up with a specialist in Jacksonville. I had several procedures and tests that found more injuries. I was prescribed medication only by Dr. Scarborough. The surgeon agreed with me that Dr. Scar borough [should] take care of that. If not for Dr. Scarborough I dont know if Id be able to still walk. I will be on pain manage ment the rest of my life. Ive not had one day free of pain since this happened. The meds al low me enough relief that I can still take care of myself and my home. My house may not be as spotless as Ive always done be fore, but I can still walk with the assistance of a cane. woman with the protest signs was there. She was at the win dow screaming. He had her tak en to the back so she would stop. I dont know any more after she went back. I totally agreed with the Dr. Scarboroughs letter to you [published in November, 2010]. The problem lies with the ones that abuse the meds. I do not get high. I take the meds the way he says to and they work. I be lieve Dr. Scarborough is being wrongly accused. He is a Godloving man with compassion. Addicts and doctor shop pers are everywhere, not just here in Macclenny. As for me, I will be his patient for as long as he will continue to be my doctor. Donna Hinklin Macclenny LETTERS TO THE EDITOR ROBERT GERARD By most accounts the countys 150th birthday party was a hit, so we took it to Facebook and asked, Did you attend the Sesquicentennial Celebration Saturday? What did you like best? Heres what they had to say ...Christa Flowers Figgins: Flyover! Tracey Moorman Mchood: I liked the yover. That was really great. Elizabeth Barber:The weather was the very best. (no rain). The crowds of people who attended made the event a big success! The folks in period dress where great! The food was tasty! The ever changing music, it was great too. I hope we can do this again! I worked but it was the kind of work where you forget youre working! Baker county residents should be proud. Thanks historical society folks! It was fun, lets think about making this an annual thing. Colleen Scharphorn Harvey: All of the dierent vendors represented true Baker County living and the mu sic entertainment was outstanding! Kudos to the Wildcat Booster booth for keeping the crowds refreshed! Can we do something again next year? Happy 151st year! Jay Cannaday: I worked too so I missed a lot; the yover was awe some and so was the crowd at the animal control tent! Couldve been 20 degrees cooler though! Lynne Bolen: All of it was great, parades are my favorite though. Tammy Crawford McFarland: Yes but it was so very hot. I watched on line. Hubby went to get food and it was delicious. Tons of vendors and nice, but way too hot. It needs to be combined with the Christmas pa rade. Kaycee Greif Heinz: Would have been a lot cooler in April or May. James Croft: I think the planning committee did a great job with the areas they could control. Of course, the weather wasnt assigned to any committee. Sheldon Beasley: Old Jail and his torical house tours. Tammy Crawford McFarland: Its got to be cooler for more people to enjoy it. Lots of people went, but it was so hot. Of course, Ive gotten sun burnt in December and also frozen in December. Maybe March would be nice.Join The Press at Facebook.com. We post questions and updates about whats happening locally everyday, and ask for feed back from readers. We also post breaking news updates and links to ar ticles, photos and other content. rrrf Dear Editor:This letter is in response to the article last week about Coun ty Commissioner Mike Crews. The Press stated that the salary bump came about because of population growth in the coun ty. With that comes an increase in job duties for our county employees, more road grading, more garbage collections and more general upkeep expenses. I understand the cutting of the 3 percent raises (for county employees) to help balance the budget, but I dont understand how someone who voted against the raises could honestly take this increase in pay with a clear conscience. As for helping needy families, I am 66 years old and as far back as I can remember, everyday cithave helped those less fortunate in our community. They havent boasted about it or wanted praise, but did so qui etly out of the goodness of their hearts and respect for those families. I salute county employees for their hard work and commend for their ethics. I am sure their decision did not come from a shallow thought process.Bill Boo Marsh TaylorDear Editor:I had Gene Barber as an art teacher in the 1960s at Baker High and learned an enormous amount about painting and art in general. I used that knowl edge over the years as I painted and sculpted, and am proud to say Gene was a mentor and a life-long friend. When I was in Florida in 1984, I spent Wednesdays down at the Historical Society (Gene called it the Hysterical Society) and often went to cemeteries looking at tombstones. A distant cousin was at this time looking for the grave of one William Yarbrough, who died in in the Seminole Wars and thus entitled to a veteran grave mark er. The cousin had hit something of a wall and asked me if I could help him, and the only thing that came to mind was Ask Gene Barber. Shortly after, I saw him and asked if he had any idea where William Yarbrough was buried. Without hesitation he replied, Kettle Creek Primitive Baptist Church in Waycross, GA. I asked how he knew that and he said, I just did. I dont paint much anymore and am pursuing a writing ca reer, something else Gene en couraged me to do. The Sikhs in India have a saying: One must honor ones teachers. They are right on the money and all I can say is God bless my wonderful mentor and friend.Kim Yarbrough Pine Hill, NY rfntb bthe US Housatonic in Charleston harbor in 1864. What a testament to ingenuity, and it was fun to see kids crawling all over it and peer ing inside the 15-foot long vessel. My only wish was that more people would have taken the spir it of the Sesquicentennial to heart and dressed for it. During the Centennial of 1961 and the Mac clenny and Glen St. Mary centen nials during the 1980s there were a lot of folks who costumed, grew beards and generally embraced the moment. Though the celebra tion was well attended, it would have been nice to see more folks dress up for it. I had a wonderful time and again congratulate the organiz ers who worked so hard to make it a success. Its a shame we have to wait another 50 years to do it again.rrfr ntbrr As simple as an e-mail.....If you have any information you think we need to know, send it to:email@example.comT B C P 104 South Fifth St. 904-259-2400
Page 4 T B C P ursday, September 29, 2011A patient at Northeast Florida State Hospital was arrested on September 23 for battery on a physician. The patient, Mattathias Questo-Carr, 39, allegedly struck Dr. Eli Kolp on the left side of his physician lost consciousness for a short period. Dr. Kolp, of Alachua, was treated for a mild concussion. Deputy Steven Smith said the patient during questioning told him he became angry during an evaluation session with the doctor because he did not want to take any more medication as recommended. The incident occurred about midday. In another incident at the state hospital, a criminal complaint for male patient for tossing a cup of urine on employee Mary Clark, 42, of Jacksonville. Ms. Clark told Deputy Robert Aberly she was in a nurses station about 2 am when the patient caused a disturbance. She was calling security when the patient came out of a bathroom with the cup. rested the morning of September 20 for battery on his live-in girlfriend, 20-year-old Ashley Gibson. One witness, assistant state attorney Greg Edwards, told Deputy Johnny Hodges he saw Mr. Hakes shove Ms. Gibson in the face while the two argued at the intersection of US 90 and 3rd St. near the county courthouse. Mr. Edwards called police. Another witness said as the two walked north on 3rd St., he saw the boyfriend again push Ms. Gibson, and the two engaged in a shoving match. Mr. Hakes was charged with domestic battery. vid Bryan Jr. for allegedly grabbing his wife Maria by the shoulders, then biting her on the right shoulder. Mrs. Bryan, 35, reported the incident to Deputy Earl Lord on September 22 at county earlier at their Poplar St. home in Macclenny when her husband and she became upset. The deputy noted bruising on the wife. www.countryfcu.com COUNTRY FEDERALCREDIT UNION rfntbfb Stop by our booth at the Baker County FairREGISTER TO WIN A FIRE PIT PATIO SET & OTHER GIVEAWAYS! CIRCUIT COURT Premium DenturesWe probably wo uld have made George Wa shington smile! American Dental Care 2 72-9440 A Sanderson man was sent to ber 20 after entering pleas to multiple firearms and other offenses. Michael Stephens, 36, was given credit for nearly 300 days since his arrest in late November of last year, and was ordered by Circuit Judge Phyllis Rosier to undergo a mental health evaluation and avoid alcohol and places that serve it bation following release. Mr. Stephens was charged with shooting into a home on Dollie Lane, holding two other occupants inside against their will, improper exhibit of while intoxicated. Police were called to the residence on November 30 after Mr. Stephens threatened to kill himself. He has a prior record that police, possession of marijuana A second defendant from the Sanderson area received a prison sentence during the same court session. Willis Hudson, 35, pleaded no contest to selling crack cocaine to $40 outside the Club 229 north of Sanderson on December 10, 2010. county jail. Mr. Hudsons criminal record includes two counts of possession of cocaine and animal cruelty. Davis, 21, of Sanderson to serve a year in county jail, followed by a two-year drug offender probation after he pleaded no contest to burglary of a house off CR 229 in March of this year. He was also ordered to pay $3200 restitution to the victim for lost property and damage. The plea included a charge of grand theft; the state dropped a criminal mischief count as part of the plea agreement. no contest to grand theft and received a 270-day county jail term, less credit for time served. tered a similar plea to purchase of a controlled drug and has already served most of the 100day county jail sentence she received. year house arrest for Leslie Starerty. An arrest warrant with $40,000 bond attached was issued for Harshadbha Daube, who failed to appear that day on twin charges of writing worthless checks. Michael Stephens Stunt Ride for Hayden WilliamsOctober 8thfrom 12-4 pm at Crystal River SeafoodLook for more details in next weeks paper! Contact Brad Raulerson 759-9501 or Rob 408-9955Online C CLet people know whats going onpost your special event online bakercountypress.com We have more!More for sales, automobiles, help wanteds, rentals, FSBO and yard sales www.bakercountypress.com
ursday, September 29, 2011 T B C P Page 5 JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR firstname.lastname@example.orgDoing more with less funding, needing more highly-qualified teachers and convincing students and parents that attendance is paramount are among the tough challenges facing Baker County High School this year. Its top administrator, princi pal Tom Hill, delivered what he called the closest thing he does to a state of the school presen tation to the school board last week, highlighting where BCHS has made progress like better FCAT scores and more air-con ditioned classrooms and what problems remain on the horizon. Mr. Hill outlined the goals documented in a proposed 34page School Improvement Plan for 2011-12 and pointed to atten dance as the biggest impediment to success. Student attendance is the big deal, he said. Its the thing, if we make it better, it will mean we did a lot of other things better, and its going to have a positive impact on the things that matter to the board and the things that matter to the community. Though the new grade for the high school, now a D school, from the state isnt expected until later this fall, Mr. Hill believes that re ducing the schools absentee and dropout rates, which are sub stantially higher than the state average, would have a broad im pact that could help earn it an A rating from the Florida Depart ment of Education. Last year, one student was ab sent or late 118 days of the 197day school year, he said, and 2010-11 school year, attendance averaged about 86 percent. Statewide high school atten dance averages slightly above 90 percent, which is BCHSs goal for this year. Though its not great to have 10 percent absent on average, if we had a 95 percent atten dance rate, I promise wed be an A school, Mr. Hill told school board members during a Sep tember 19 work session on the new improvement plan, which is required by the state. Why do students not come to school? They dont not come to school because theyre sick, he said, noting that those who are sick should stay home so they dont spread illness. They dont come to school because they dont necessarily feel what theyre receiving from us is an absolute necessity. I want them to feel like they cant miss a single day. Tech savvy parents can now track their students attendance online in real time from districts Skyward Parent Portal, now in its second year. Hundreds of par ents have signed up to the free service, which also allows them to track grades, FCAT scores and transcripts. Mr. Hill attributed the parent portal and the schools new 9th grade transition program to a school year. The transition center keeps 9th grade students together for much of the day and gives teach ers common planning periods to coordinate lessons. Many of the other goals in the improvement plan relate to stu dent performance on standard ized tests, namely FCAT. Last year the high school earned 475 points in the formula used to evaluate overall FCAT performance, the highest total since the measure began in 2002 and up 13 points from 2010. The largest spike was the gain in the share of the students who scored in the bottom 25 percent on the previous years test but fared better the next year. Fortyeight percent did so last spring, up from 38 percent a year before. This springs goal is for all of the so-called bottom quartile students show improvement. Among the other goals are: increasing the percentage of 9th and 10th graders scoring a level 3 or above on the reading FCAT by 4 percent to 50 percent, hav ing all freshman and sophomores improve their reading FCAT scores and lowering the drop out rate to 3 percent from last years rate of 3.8 percent, which is near ly double the state average. Superintendent Sherrie Raul erson encouraged Mr. Hill, say ing she was pleased to see the im provements, particularly with the added rigor to last years version of the FCAT, dubbed FCAT 2.0. It takes time to change things, it doesnt happen overnight, she said. Especially when the rules of engagement are changing. As quick as you make improve ments, the bar is continually raised. Other difficulties remain, however, mostly related to what dates requirements handed down from the state and federal governments without enough funding to implement them. Mr. Hill pointed out the states transition, particularly at the high school level, to computerbased testing and learning. He said without a successful grant application this year, I do not know how we could have done end-of-course testing. The federal grant added more computers to existing BCHS labs, but space for labs remains limited. Computer labs normally reserved for the business acade my, for instance, were needed for end-of-course exams that lasted multiple weeks. Even if we had $100,000 to buy more computers, we wouldnt have the rooms to put the computers in, said Mr. Hill. Keeping teachers in the class room has proved challenging, too. Mr. Hill said the number of which means they havent met the requirements to be deemed highly qualified in the area theyre teaching, is at an alltime high this year due to full implementation of the Class Size Amendment approved by voters in 2002. for 17 of the high schools 83 teachers, mostly in science and JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR email@example.comMiddle school principal Sher ry Barrett is eyeing ways to better the FCAT testing performance of local 6th, 7th and 8th graders. She presented a number of strategies last week to school board members all included in the middle schools 2011-12 School Improvement Plan re quired by the state and aimed at reaching a host of new bench marks, like getting more than three quarters of the student body to score a level 3 or higher on the FCAT reading exam. We continue to drag a little behind [the state average] on reading, Ms. Barrett told the board the evening of September 19. We sent teachers to work shops and spent a lot of time to er and the best we can come up with is that its more abstract. Its just not as concrete as math. Last spring, 69 percent of stu dents scored a level 3 or better on the reading test, which was 2 per cent more than the previous year. The goal included in the 40-page improvement plan is 76 percent. Basically, I just look for an in crease ... If we can continue to in crease each year, Ill be ecstatic, said Ms. Barrett, noting that the cult each increase becomes. The school also aims to im prove the percentage of students or 5). Last springs scores showed that 38 percent of 6th graders, 33 percent of 7th graders and 18 percent of 8th graders reached a level 4 or 5. Our eighth grade teachers are really working to increase that, said the principal. They are disappointed and embar rassed when they look at 6th and 7th. But 6th and 7th are a third or more of our students scoring a 4 or 5, which is very hard to achieve. BCMSs goal is for a 5 percent increase in the share of students grade level. Schools are expected to raise the performance of students who score into the bottom 25 percent of all those tested the previous year. On the FCAT reading test last spring, the percentage of middle schoolers in the bottom quarter who showed improvement rose 1 percent to 65 per cent. The new goal is 72 percent. Those are the students you really want to make gains, said Ms. Barrett, adding that afterschool tutoring will be employed to reach the benchmark as well as training in test taking. I think [the training] relieves some of the test anxiety students have and they feel more pre pared, she said. Students scoring a level 3 or higher on the math FCAT re mained unchanged last spring at 73 percent. The new improve ment plan targets 78 percent. Higher math scores, levels 4 and 5, were attained by 41 per cent of 6th graders, 31 percent of 7th graders and 32 percent of 8th graders. Thats really great, the principal remarked of 6th grad ers approaching the 50 percent threshold. I attribute that to our 6th grade math teachers. Id put them up against any seven teach ers in the State of Florida. The new goal is to raise the percentage of students scoring each grade level. Overall, however, the share of students showing gains in math fell 6 percent last spring from a 2010 level of 70 percent. The goal for 2012 is 75 percent. Were digging into the data as to why our students dropped, said Ms. Barrett. Among the lowest quarter of students in math, 68 percent showed improvement last spring. The new goal is to reach 83 per cent. Those students are our bread and butter, the principal said. Theyre the ones that we need to increase. We need to focus on those students for their life-long success and their success at the high school. On the FCAT science exam, administered to 8th graders, stu dents performed close to their peers around the state. Ill be honest, we cant really pointing to new textbooks with hands-on activities now in use. Were right there with the state with that. We want to be above the state average. Forty-four percent of students scored a 3 or above on the test, which is 1 percent below the state average but up 3 percent from 2010. Thirteen percent per formed at the higher level, scor ing 4 or 5, in 2011, a 2 percent increase over 2010. The goal for 2012 is 15 percent. On the FCAT writing test, also given only to 8th graders, 96 per cent scored a level 3 or higher. Were thrilled over that, Ms. Barrett told the board, adding that the new goal is to push it 1 percent higher. The share scoring a level 4 or better in writing rose 10 percent to 81 percent of 8th graders. Next springs goal is 83 percent. Also targeted in BCMSs 201112 improvement plan: tendance by 2 percent through more parent contacts and tardy sweeps. We need to impress upon the parents that being there and be ing on time is critical, said Allen Murphy, assistant principal. sions, which rose last year, by 10 percent. ents volunteering. Last year, some 430 volun teers gave up more than 3000 hours. From talking with teach said, they thought those were low numbers. BAKER COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD cation) classes. Its a fair num ber and its a number we cannot have, the principal said. Meanwhile, teacher turnover at the high school has been on the rise. In years past, Mr. Hill said teachers would often complain about their pay and the condition of their classrooms, and threaten not to return the following year. But they would, he said. Now, when they say that, they mean it. Its a very different en vironment. Teachers feel like theyre being attacked. They feel unappreciated. They feel under paid. And that feeling has led them to leave the profession. I have lost some good teachers. Im not the only one, but because I lose those teachers qualified Twenty-four new teachers were hired in the fall of 2010. This year, the high school added 16 new teachers. Though portions of the library air conditioning, all classroom buildings have climate control, said Mr. Hill. Last year, 30 teachers were without an assigned classroom because many rooms didnt have air conditioning. This year, the number of displaced teachers is But every student on a regu lar basis has A/C. Last year at this time I could not say that, he said. Still, major components of the schools A/C system are more than 20 years old and often need weeks, lightening strikes have caused pumps on the systems chillers to fail. We will continue to have is sues until the retrofit is com plete, but that could take several years, said Mr. Hill. More than $1 million has been spent on a piece-meal system replacement so far, but several more million in funding will be needed to replace the aged chill ers and underground piping. Students need to be comfort able because when theyre not comfortable they cant focus on learning, the principal said.rfnt b Press Ad Deadline: Monday 5:00 PM
Page 6 T B C P ursday, September 29, 2011A Sanderson woman called police when she returned to her residence on Tony Givens Rd. to ed $1500 in property. Katina Allen told Deputy Jer ternoon around 3:30. The inven laptop computer, DVD player and Her landlord, Randy Givens, dence indicated the intruder or In other reports, someone at turned. Bryan she suspects that three persons who came to her door old pickup and tractor in her yard may be responsible. They were in a dark-colored Jeep with a brown cloth top, and a pistol in his pocket when she males were described as in their Someone attempted to pry her one attempted to pry open the She told Deputy Johnny behind the Quick N Handy con venience store on North 6th in Owner Mark Lee told Deputy sections were worth $100. BP station in downtown Mac disturbance late on September bottle had been tossed into the $500 window. He told Deputy Bryan the no witnesses. Franklin St. in Glen St. Mary the He told Deputy Tony Norman to the vandalism. store and stole merchandise con arrested at the store on Septem mer employee. Deputy Steven Smith said Martin to Deputy Jacob SatMs. Martin was served with a A second suspect was identi or address listed, and the security the same scam. terviewed by Deputy Smith, he clear whether she intended to later. who returned to his residence on sale. suspects returned in a blue Chev to the window to talk with them, He valued the jewelry at He also told deputy Koty Crews that two other males were ACCEPTING BIDS The Baker County Health Department is accepting bids for the following: 1 Half Pipe skate Board ramp and 4 small skate board ramps. Bids start at $50.00. Please bring a sealed bid to the Baker County Health Department starting Thursday, September 29 from 8:00 am through Friday, October 7 at 3:00 pm. If you have questions, please contact Jamie Williams at 653-5238 or Terrenia Staier at 653-5230. Award will be to the highest bidder and will be announced after the opening Friday October 7 after 3:00 pm. Ramps will be accepted as is with no warranty or liability toward the Baker County Health Department. The ramps must be moved by Friday October 17, 2011. 9/29-10/6 CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 02-2011-CP-0050 DIVISION: IN RE: ESTATE OF CHRISTOPHER V. JEFFERSON, Deceased. ________________________________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CHRISTOPHER V. JEF FERSON, deceased, whose date of death was November 16, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Baker County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 339 E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. If you have been served with a copy of this notice and you have any claim or demand against the decedents estate, even if that claim is unmatured, contingent or un liquidated, you must le your claim with the court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF A DATE THAT IS 3 MONTHS AFTER THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS Af TER YOU RECEIVE A COPY OF THIS NOTICE. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against decedents estate, in cluding unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must le their claims with the court ON OR BEFORE THE DATE THAT IS 3 MONTHS AFTER THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF TER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is September 22, 2011. Attorney for Personal Representative: ROBERT N. MILLER, ESQ. Florida Bar No: 042102 Fisher, Tousey, Leas & Ball 501 Riverside Avenue, Suite 600 Jacksonville, Florida 32202 (904) 356-2600 Personal Representative: ADRIUM D. JEFFERSON Post Ofce Box 144 Sanderson, FL 32087 9/22-9/29 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 02-2009-CA-000120 DIVISION: BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRY WIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff, vs. BENJAMIN D. ELLIS et al, Defendant(s). _______________________________________/ NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Re scheduling Foreclosure Sale dated September 19, 2011 and entered in Case NO. 02-2009-CA-000120 of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial Circuit in and for BAKER County, Florida wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., is the Plaintiff and BENJAMIN D. ELLIS; JULIE ELLIS; ROLLING MEADOWS OF MAC CLENNY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; TEN ANT #1 N/K/A PAMELA DUXBURY; TENANT #2 N/K/A DUANE DUXBURY are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE BAKER COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 19th day of Oc tober, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 119, ROLLING MEADOWS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE(S) 96, 97, 98, 99, 100 AND 101, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 5561 HUCKLEBERRY TRAIL WEST, 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 September 21, 2011. Al Fraser Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Jamie Crews Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09058576 COUNTRYCAL-CONV--Team 2 **See Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any ac commodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Ms. Jan Phillips Human Resources Manager Alachua County Family/Civil Courthouse 201 E. University Avenue, Room 410 Gainesville, FL 32601 Phone: 352-337-6237 Fax: 352-374-5238 9/29-10/6 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO: 02-2011-CP-048 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF LULA MAE DAVIS a/k/a LULA M. DAVIS, DECEASED. _________________________________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notied that an Order of Summary Ad ministration has been entered in the estate of LULA MAE DAVIS a/k/a LULA M. DAVIS File Number 02-2011-CP048, by the Circuit Court for BAKER County, Florida, Pro bate Division, the address of which is 339 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, FL 32063; that the total value of the estate is a checking account and a savings account and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address DAVIS FAMILY TRUST MARION D. RIVERS, TRUSTEE ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months af ter the date of the rst publication of this notice must le their claim with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent must le their claims with this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED The date of the rst publication of this Notice is Septem ber 22, 2011. Attorney for Person Giving Notice: Lawrence R. Rausch P. A. 712 Edgewood Avenue S. Jacksonville, FL 32205 904/384-7802 Florida Bar # 183470 Person Giving Notice: Marion D. Rivers 5150 Willard Crews Lane Macclenny, Florida 32063 9/22-9/29 HIGGINBOTHAMS TOWING & RECOVERY 7611 WEST MT. VERNON GLEN ST. MARY, FL. 32040 The following vehicle will be sold at public auction October 14, 2011 at 10:00 am, at Higginbothams Towing & Re cov ery, 7611 West Mt. Vernon, Glen St. Mary, FL. 32040. 1999 Chevrolet Malibu 9/29 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 02-2010-CA-0204 BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. LA FRANCIS WALKER A/K/A LA FRANCIS MOORE WALKER, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LA FRANCIS WALKER A/K/A LA FRANCIS MOORE WALKER UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION #1 and #2, and ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES, et.al., Defendant(s). ________________________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 21,2011, entered in Civil Case No.: 02-2010-CA-0204 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida, wherein BAYVIEW LOAN SERVIC ING, LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, Plaintiff, and LA FRANCIS WALKER A/K/A LA FRANCIS MOORE WALKER, is a Defendant. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash, at the Front Door of the Baker County Courthouse, 339 East Mac Clenny Avenue, MacClenny, FL 32063 at 11:00 AM, on the 26th day of October, 2011, the follow ing described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST COR NER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER (SE 1/4), OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER (SW 1/4) OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE 22 EAST, AND RUN EAST 55 FEET; THEN RUN SOUTH 99 FEET FOR POINT OF BE GINNING OF THE LOT HEREIN DESCRIBED; THEN RUN EAST 55 FEET, THEN RUN SOUTH 99 FEET; THEN RUN WEST 55 FEET AND THEN RUN NORTH 99 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, ALL IN THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER (SE 1/4) OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER (SW 1/4) OF SECTION 32, TOWN SHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE 22 EAST. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on Septem ber 22, 2011. AL FRASER CLERK OF THE COURT By: Jamie Crews Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Brian L. Rosaler, Esquire Popkin & Rosaler, P. A. 1701West Hillsboro Boulevard Suite 400 Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Telephone: (954) 360-9030 Facsimile: (954) 420-5187 9/29-10/6 NOTICE Is hereby given that the BAKER COUNTY HOUSING ASSIS TANCE PROGRAM is closing the application process for its Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) pending attrition of the existing Waiting List. The current waiting period is well in excess of eighteen months. NOTICE Is also given that MACCLENNY HOUSING AUTHORITY is closing the application process for its Public Housing Pro gram pending attrition of the existing one (1) and two (2) bedroom Waiting Lists. The current waiting period for both of these lists is in excess of two years. The three (3) and four (4) bedroom waiting lists remain open. Closings are effective as of 1 October 2011. 9/22-9/29 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 02-2011-CA-0051 VYSTAR CREDIT UNION Plaintiff, vs. JOSEPH W. PETERS; ET AL, Defendant(s). _________________________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated the 24th day of August, 2011, and entered in Case No. 02-2011-CA-0051, of the Circuit Court of the 8th Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida, wherein VYSTAR CREDIT UNION is the Plaintiff; JOSEPH W. PETERS; CINDY N. PETERS; and JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS are Defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front door of the Baker County Courthouse, 339 E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063, at 11:00 a.m. in ac cordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes on the 11th day of October, 2011, the following described prop erty as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 14, part of the North half of the SE of Section 2, Township 3 South, Range 20 East, Baker County, Florida, more particularly de scribed as follows: Commence at the Southwest Corner of said North half of the SE ; thence N 87 E, along the South line of said North half of the SE a distance of 302.07 feet to a point on the East line of a 60 foot wide road rightof-way; thence N 22 E, along the East line, 24.71 feet to a bend in said line; thence N 03 E, still along said line 00 E, 77.83 feet; thence N 03 E, 21.15 feet; thence S 87 W, 275.83 feet to the aforementioned East Right-of-Way line; thence S 03 W, along said East line, 100.15 feet to the point of Beginning. TOGETHER WITH the Right of ingress and egress over and across the following 60 foot wide ingress and egress easement: A strip of land 60.00 feet wide laying 30.00 feet each side of the following described centerline: Commence at the SW corner of the North half of the SE of Section 2, Township 3 South, Range 20 East Baker County, Florida; thence N 87 E, along the South line of said North half of the SE a distance of 88.00 feet; thence S 04 W, 41.62 feet to a point on the North Right-of-Way line of a 60.00 foot wide public road known as Gas kins Circle South, said point being on a curve concave to the South, having a radius of 411.67 feet and a central angle of 21 and being subtended by a chord having a bearing of S 72 E, and a chord length of 150.52 feet; thence Southeasterly along the arc of said curve and North Right-ofWay line an arc distance of 151.38 feet to a iron pipe stamped LB 2392 and being the Point of Beginning of the herein described centerline; thence N 22 E, along said centerline, 140.27 feet to a bend in said line; thence N 03 E, still along said center line, 386.40 feet to the point of termination of said centerline. The said lines of the above described ease ment are to be lengthened or shortened as necessary to create a continuous corridor 60.00 feet in width from the North Right-ofWay line of Gaskins Circle South (A public right-of-way) to the North line of the lot de scribed herein. 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. If you are a person with a disability who needs any ac commodations in order to participate in the proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at the Baker County Courthouse, 339 E. Macclenny Ave., Macclenny, FL 32069, and whose telephone number is (904) 259-0209 within two working days of the receipt of this notice. Dated this 8th day of September, 2011. AL FRASER CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Julie B. Combs Deputy Clerk Submitted by: VERNIS & BOWLING OF NORTH FLORIDA, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff 4309 Salisbury Road Jacksonville, Florida 32216 Telephone: (904) 296-6751 Facsimile: (904) 296-8938 9/22-9/29 NOTICE Invitation for Bids (IFB) Bid #11-05 Cell 6 Expansion Pump Station Concrete Containment Slabs The New River Solid Waste Association (NRSWA) is extending an invitation for bids to construct two con crete containment slabs for pump stations as part of the New River Regional Landfill (NRRL) Cell 6 Expan sion. The successful Bidder will be responsible for furnishing materials and constructing the contain ments slabs in accordance with the specifications provided with the Invitation for Bids. NRRL is located 2.5 miles north of Raiford, FL on State Road 121 in Union County, FL. Bid pack ages and other information will be available for pick up at the Administration Office at NRSWA, 24276 NE 157th Street, Raiford, FL 32083 beginning Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 9:00 AM. All bids must be submitted on the Bid Form provided. Completed bids are to be mailed to New River Solid Waste Association, P.O. Box 647, Raiford, FL 32083 or delivered to the NRSWA Administration Office. After the IFB open ing, the bids will be examined for completeness and preserved in the custody of the Executive Director. NRSWA Purchasing Policy will be ensued. All bids received after the specified time and date will not be considered. Contact the NRSWA office at 386-4311000 for questions concerning the bid packages. The DEADLINE for submittal in response to the above IFB is Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 2:00 p.m. 9/29-10/6 NOTICE OF BID FOR PEST AND RODENT CONTROL SERVICES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Baker County Board of Commissioners will receive written, sealed bids in the Baker County Administration Building, 55 N. Third St., Macclenny, FL 32063, until 3:00 p.m. on Wednes day, October 12, 2011 for Pest and Rodent Control Services for various County Facilities. 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Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience.A county deputy chased and parked at Macclenny City Hall Glen St. Mary told Deputy James out as he ran. on US 90 reported the suspect chase and he was positively iden It had been ransacked and the keys, which were stowed under a Mr. Schumacher was booked Crews the vehicle was unlocked and the keys were likely in the residence on Clinton Ave. in Glen She told Deputy Crews that hood the previous day. An employee told Deputy r fnt Subscribe to our E editionwww.bakercountypress.com Send us letters and make sure they are SIGNED with a phone number. We want to know...WEDDINGS & BIRTHS4 week deadline
ursday, September 29, 2011 T B C P Page 7 KELLEY LANNIGANFEATURES firstname.lastname@example.orgTony Esterling of Glen St. Mary has taken over as director bert Hicks, who retired earlier this year. Mr. Hicks encouraged me to apply for the position, said Mr. in the Ag Center. I heard that there were quite a few applicants so Im fortunate and honored to be chosen. Mr. Esterling, a senior chief in the Navy, served ment in 2008. He and his dren, Aura and Antonio, Jr., both students in Baker County schools. Prior to becoming the cialist with WorkSource in erans. He recently completed cation program sponsored by the US Department of him to serve the needs of the countys retired service men and women. He says the training will be ongoing to keep him abreast of changing legislation that impacts veterans services His primary function will be times overwhelming application process they must go through for medical care, home loans and other services. It begins with helping them get all their military discharge information in place, he said. Without that, nothing can go forward. One of his goals, he says, is to every veteran in the county. Its been my experience that many veterans, especially those ble for. Ill be working to change that. ready bringing in clients with more and more arriving each day. Hell also be working to make visible in the community. I currently know of veterans who go to Jacksonville and Lake City for the same services that can be provided here in Baker County. I want to encourage them to come here instead, he said. tion Mr. Esterling is undergoing ans set up their applications and line will speed up the process. located to the Jacksonville area ment was approaching. He had try setting and the rural nature of came good friends with the late Kim Brannan, then principal of Westside Elementary. He says she had a profound effect on their lives. She immediately embraced us when we arrived here, he said. Through that relationship we met other people which soon cemented our relationship to the community. public, Jaime Antonio Esterling arrived in Brooklyn, New York at age 10, not speaking, as he puts it, a lick of English. His mother was passionate about her sons education and worked with him late into the sons. night oil with my mother and a said. ies teacher, Mr. Matucci, would be the catalyst that steered him into the Navy. One day while the tion of Formosa, the young Tony expressed out loud an interest in seeing the island, today known a Taiwan. As it turned out Mr. Matucci was a Navy veteran with 11 years of service under his belt. He knew a way for his student to see Formosa. You want to see Formosa, do you? Mr. Matucci asked him point blank. Yes? Then join the Navy. Youll see Formosa es as well. And thats exactly what happened. terling quickly found himself in Japan. For the young recruit, ing experience that opened up the world to him. He finished his tour, then came back to the states working as a truck driver to the tune of 80 hours a week. It wasnt long before he realized how much he missed ences and people. Back in he went and there he stayed, ous tours, serving on ly going into recruiting. He remembers the counselors at the base being excited when he expressed interest in becoming a come a recruiter, he explained. ors were excited that someone was actually interested. But Mr. Esterling sincerely desired to help guide young men into naval service. You actually get to see how cipline and responsibility they learn that they can apply to other areas of their lives, he said. And then when someone comes back and says, hey thanks, going into the Navy saved my life well, thats a huge reward. He went from recruiter, to coming a recruiting instructor in Pensacola, Florida in the late 1990s. Along the way he met and gan their family. The family then went to New York for while and sonville and Baker County. to tell you how much he loves Baker County. I love it here. Youd have to use a crowbar to pry me away at this point, he said. Mr. Esterling also loves this country and has a passion for sures his citizenship, which he formally received while in New York in 2003. This is the greatest country in the world, he said. Its an honor and a privilege to be a part of it. I tary service every day of my life. Its an honor and a privilege to now serve my countrys veterans as well. www.classycrossroads.comfacebook.com/classycrossroads1251 South 6th Street,Macclenny, FL 32063904-653-4725M-Sat 10am-7pm, W 10am-6pm Friday, October 7 6-8 pmat Anytime FitnessTickets are $5 each and include Dr. Garlon Webb Free list of properties similar to your property that have recently sold in this area.Call or text Garlon at904-408-9146for professional assistance with selling your property, purchasing property or managing rental property. REAL ESTATE G arlon W ebbwith First Baptist Churchof MacclennyIt Feels Like Home372 S. Sixth Street at W. Minnesota Ave. Directions from I-10: Take Exit 335 N. Go 1.3 miles North on Hwy. 121 See steeple on left Broadcast Live on WJXR 92.1 FM each Sunday Morning @ 11:00 am SUNDAY SERVICESSunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:45 am & 6:00 pmWEDNESDAY SERVICESPrayer & Bible Study 6:45 pm Awana for Children 6:45 pm Youth Group 6:45 pm Dr. Edsel M. Bone Senior Pastor A Macclenny man who drove ed burglary in the west city was arrested after a county deputy chased him down and jailed for felony possession of prescription drugs. W. Minnesota Ave. about 9:30 pm on September 20, and a dark colored Chevrolet Tahoe drove off from behind the residence to nearby Railroad Ave. port and stopped the vehicle at Blair St. and Ohio Ave. minutes ing it speed up. The driver, Benjamin Reed dence prior to foreclosure, but Mr. Clines clothing was wet and soiled. Cpl. Bishara then conducted metal vial with two Hydrocodone pills and a marijuana smoking pipe inside. ing and possession of the pipe, both misdemeanors. In other arrests: clenny was stopped by Deputy dence in a north city trailer park just after midnight and arrested for driving on a license with four prior suspensions. The officer got behind Ms. Johnsons 1995 Jeep because of a faulty headlight while on patrol about 12:30 am on September 22. ing an unrestrained young child out headlight. ing lot for a child exchange the afternoon of September 23 and nee County warrant for violating probation. fronted him there and arrested him. tember 23 when served with a warrant from Hernando County charging her with fraudulent use of an ID and obtaining a motor vehicle by fraud. PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGANTony Esterlingrfrfn Submit your news article, letter to the editor, social notice or purchase a classi ed ad online at bakercountypress.com
Page 8 T B C P ursday, September 29, 2011 KELLEY LANNIGANFEATURES email@example.com We pay cash $275 & up for junk vehicles No title necessary | Licensed Also buying any kind of scrap metal 386-867-1396 Call Junk Joe Anderson Quality ROOFING Metal & Shingle Reroofs & Roof Repairs Your hometown contractor! LIC.#RC00670032593300IN GOD WE TRUST.LICENSED & INSUREDLIC.#RB0067070LLC rfOver 100 Years of Combined Trial Experience! Serving Baker, Nassau, Clay & Duval Countiesnnntbnt rt b Country & Western Night at the Moose LodgeD.J.D BY ANNETTE starting at 8 pmContest for Best Dressed Cowboy/Cowgirl, Roping Contest, Ring the Cactus & Most guests broughtSteak Dinners $10 donation from 6:00-8:00 pm NOTICE: The Loyal Order of Moose is a private organization. All activities and events referred to are available to members Country & Western Night at the Moose Lodge rPHOTOS BY KELLEY LANNIGANTop: Tommy Rollins places Rashards photo on the memorial. Bottom left: Charise Jackson, right, leads children from Faith Tabernacle in Baldwin in song. Bottom right: Tim Kirkland wears necklace with Rashards photo made by his wife Cindy. School Lunch MENUOctober 3 October 7Offered everyday:Cold lunch plate of chef salad with wheat roll or crackers and dessert (when offered) 1% lowfat white milk, % lowfat flavored milk, orange juice. Monday, October 3Breakfast: Chicken biscuit, apple juice, milk Lunch: Hamburger or hot dog on a bun. Choice of 2 sides: Sweet potato rounds, lettuce and tomato slices, creamy coleslaw, fruit cup, milk choiceTuesday, October 4Breakfast: Turkey sausage pancake wrap, orange/pineapple juice, milk Lunch: Chili with beans and roll or turkey ham and cheese sandwich. Choice of 2 sides: Baked potato rounds, raw vegetables, fruit mix, milk choiceWednesday, October 5Breakfast: Breakfast burrito, peach slices, milk Lunch: Oven baked chicken with steamed rice and gravy or beef nuggets. Choice of 2 sides: Steamed cabbage, tossed salad with dressing, chilled fruit mix, slice of golden cornbread, milk choiceThursday, October 6Breakfast: Sausage biscuit, pineapple juice, milk Lunch: Taco salad with tortilla chips and a homemade whole grain roll or grilled ham and cheese sandwich. Choice of 2 sides: Steamed corn, lettuce and tomato blend, seasonal fresh fruit, milk choiceFriday, October 7Breakfast: Toasted cheese sandwich, apple juice, milk Lunch: Sloppy Joe on a bun or baked chicken nuggets with a homemade whole grain roll. Choice of 2 sides: Steamed green beans, whipped potatoes with gravy, chilled pears, milk choice. We publish obituaries & picturesFREE!Thank you $6.00 (for 50 words)
ursday, September 29, 2011 T B C P Page 9 MIKE ANDERSONPRESS STAFF By next summer travelers and truckers will have a new and larger place to make a pit stop in Baker County to refuel their vehicles with gasoline or diesel and themselves with a complete meal. Long-distance truck drivers, tired after hauling a load for hundreds of miles, will be able to take a hot shower and relax a bit before getting back on the highway. Family vacationers, business travelers or local residents will find spacious and modern bathrooms, a retail store and a 2,500-square-foot restaurant. The transformation will take place at the northwest corner of Interstate 10 and State Road 125 in Glen St. Mary, the present site of a Citgo fuel pumps for trucks and cars and a 2,000-square-foot convenience store. Everything will be brand new from the ground up, said Ricky Davis, vice president of Davis Oil, the owner of both the present and new facility. Construction the year. We think we can build it in about six months. Mr. Davis and his project engineer Henry Vorpe Jr. appeared before the Baker County Land Planning Agency to explain their proposal and seek approval of a zoning change, reclassifying the property as commercial highway, on the evening of September 22. A detailed site development plan has already been submitted and reviewed by planning department staff. The proposal next goes before the Baker County Commission for consideration on October 17, where it is expected to receive approval. We havent received a single call objecting to this, Ed Preston, county planning and zoning director, told the LPA board. Everybody weve talked to thinks its a great idea. LPA members agreed, concurring that a new restaurant will be an asset to the county. Mr. Davis said the project also will inject much-needed revenue into county coffers, adding that the existing Citgo already contributes $1.2 million annually to county government from fuel and county tax levies. The 4.9-acre site will be expanded to 12.13 acres to accommodate seven new diesel-fueling stations, replacing three existing ones for large tractor-trailer rigs, 16 new fuel pumps for passenger vehicles, twice the number now, and a new building encompassing nearly 9,000 square feet of space. When one of the LPA members referred to the proposed development as a truck stop, Mr. Davis gently corrected him. Were calling it a travel center more than a truck stop, Mr. Davis said. It wont be like the truck stop in Baldwin. We wont have a truck repair facility. The diesel fuel stations for large trucks will be on the north end of the property and gas pumps for passenger vehicles on the south end, separated by the commercial building in the middle. Plans call for a 2.34-acre storm water retention pond on the west side of the site. Mr. Preston said the rezoning is little more than a formality. Originally zoned agriculture, the property will be placed in the highway, which was adopted by the county several years ago to allow denser commercial developments along I-10. Were making the zoning match the future land use and I think everybody agrees that if youre going to have a travel center thats where it ought to be, he said. During the LPA meeting, Mr. Preston alluded to the unauthorized and un-permitted parking lot on the north end of the property, where dozens of people leave their cars and pickup trucks parked all day long while they carpool to jobs in Jacksonville and elsewhere. Mr. Davis said his company has been in ongoing discussions with the Florida Department of Transportation to work out details for a state-operated park and ride lot to allow commuters to continue leaving their vehicles there. A lot of days we have 60 or more vehicles parked out there, he said. Another new feature of the travel center will be a facility where owners of recreational vehicles will be allowed to discharge tanks, Mr. Davis said. As for the restaurant portion of the new building, however, he and his engineer were a little more reticent to reveal details. Mr. Vorpe said only that some type of food operation was included in the plans, while Mr. Davis indicated a national restaurant chain was being sought. ferent companies (still under consideration), Mr. Davis said. In addition to gas stations, restaurants and motels, other permitted uses in commercial highway zones include: RV sales. pital. facilities. hood associations. LAND PLANNING AGENCY Midway SpecialsHILDEBRAND RIDES IS BACK WITH A NEW AND EXCITING MIDWAY, PLUS NEW GAMES AND ETHNIC FOODS FROM AROUND THE WORLDFRIDAY, SEPTEMBERUNLIGHT/MOONLIGHT MADNESSGate Admission $10 & 5 yrs. and under free INCLUDES THE BULLS & BARRELS EVENT 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Discount Tickets Early Bird Madness from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. $20 Armband Rides All Rides Midnight Madness from 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. $15 Armband Rides All RidesSATURDAY, OCTOBERAMILY DAY ON THE MIDWAYGate Admission $10 & 5 yrs. and under free INCLUDES THE BULLS & BARRELS EVENT 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Kids of All Ages Pay $10 Armband Rides All Rides 6:00 p.m. to Midnight $20 Armband Rides All RidesSUNDAY, OCTOBERCHURCH DAY Gate Admission $5 & 5 yrs. and under free 2:00 p.m. to Close $15 Armband Rides All Rides MONDAY, OCTOBERDISCOUNT RIDE TICKET DAY Gate Admission $5 & 5 yrs. and under free 6:00 p.m. to Close Discount Ride TicketsTUESDAY, OCTOBERYOUTH DAY Gate Admission $5 & 5 yrs. and under free 6:00 p.m. to Close $15 Armband Rides All Rides OR $13 with $2 Off CouponWEDNESDAY, OCTOBERBAKER COUNTY STUDENT DAYGate Admission $5 & 5 yrs. and under free 6:00 p.m. to Close Discount Ride Tickets OR $15 Armband Rides All Rides THURSDAY, OCTOBERDISCOUNT RIDE TICKET DAY Gate Admission $5 & 5 yrs. and under free 6:00 p.m. to Close Discount Ride Tickets OR $15 ArmbandFRIDAY, OCTOBERMIDNIGHT MADNESS Gate Admission $5 & 5 yrs. and under free 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Discount Tickets Early Bird Madness from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. $20 Armband Rides All Rides Midnight Madness from 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. $15 Armband Rides All RidesSATURDAY, OCTOBERAMILY DAY ON THE MIDWAY Gate Admission $5 & 5 yrs. and under free 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Kids of All Ages Pay $10 Armband Rides All Rides 6:00 p.m. to Midnight $20 Armband Rides All RidesCelebrating 150 yearsBaker County FairSeptember 30 October 8 CUT AND SAVE $2 OFF COUPON FOR YOUTH DAY Tuesday, October 4 Only | Present at Carnival Midway Ticket Booth at theCHILI COOKOFF: Saturday, Oct. 1 | Competition begins at 1:00 p.m. Tasting from 4 7:00 p.m. Buy an armband and be a judge. Have your name entered to win a Weber Grill. $200 Cash Prize to the winnerDANCE CONTEST: Friday & Saturday, Oct. 7 & 8 at 8:00 p.m. Under the Pavilion I.P .R.A. PROFESSIONAL BULL RIDING BARREL RACING: Friday & Saturday, Sept. 30 & Oct. 1 | 8:00 p.m. Nightly STAR SEARCH: Oct. 4 6 | Tues. @ 7:30 p.m., Wed. & Thurs. @ 8:00 p.m. | Finale Sat., Oct. 8 @ 8:00 p.m. 1stnd Place $100 Special Events Special Events Special Events Special Events Special Events Baker County Fair AssociationDOGSHOWSaturday, October 8that 6:00 p.m. Livestock Barn at the Fairgrounds BRING YOUR FAVORITE DOG!!! Please no livestock, dogs only! Ages 4 18Must have current rabies shot. rrPvt. DinkinsfnPV2 James Colby Dinkins graduated basic training from Fort Jackson, South Carolina on September 22, 2011. Colby is a 2011 Baker County High School graduate and the son of Greg and Deanna Dinkins of Macclenny. He will continue with Army advanced training in Missouri before being stationed. trrrbThe Macclenny Womans Club and the Lions Club are teaming up at the county fair this year and offering free vision screenings October 2 at their booth. Donations of used eye glasses, readers and sunglasses will be accepted at the booth as well. Press Ad Deadline: Monday 5:00 PM
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Tommy & Doris AndersonYouth Director Margie HowardPhone: 904-259-2213Sunday School: ............ 10:00 am Sunday Morning Service .... 11:00 am Sunday Evening Service ..... 6:00 pm Wednesday Night .......... 7:30 pm T L C Sunday school ~ 10:00 am Sunday service ~ 11:00 am Wednesday night Bible Study ~ 6:30 pmFamily style dinner ~ 1st Sunday of the month following serviceA church alive is worth the drive!Pastor Bobby & Faye Gri n Calvary Baptist ChurchPastor Donnie E. Williams, Sr. Sunday School 10:00 am Preaching Service 11:00 am Sunday Night Service 6:00 pm Wednesday Service 7:00 pm523 North Boulevard W.a few blocks north of Hwy. 90 in Macclenny Glen St. Mary, Florida1/2 mile South of I-10 on CR 125, right on Nursery Road the historic Budder Mathis House9:00 am Adult Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship/ Holy Communion 7:00 pm Wednesday Study/ Holy Communion Saint Peters in the GlenANGLICAN CHURCH New Hope Church, Inc. 23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am Sunday Childrens Church 11:00 am Sunday Evening Services 6:00 pm Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting 7:00 pmPastor J. C. Lauramore welcomes allMACCLENNY C HURCH OF C HRIST573 S. 5th S t. 259-6059Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am Fellowship 10:30 am 11:00 amWorship Services 11:00 am Wed. Bible Study 7:30 pmMinister Sam F. Kitching Mt. Zion N.C. Methodist Church121 North 259-4461 Macclenny, FLPastor Tim CheshireSunday School 9:45 am Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm Wednesday Prayer Service 7:00 pm Jesus answered, "Verily, verily I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." John 3:5 904-266-2337 904-387-0055 Baldwin Jacksonville Arrangements made in your home or our facility Fair & Reasonable Prices Funeral & Cremation Services Locally Owned & Family Operated Proudly Serving Northeast Florida www.giddensreedfh.com Gid Giddens Welcome First Baptist Church of SandersonCR 229 S., Sanderson FLSunday School ....... 10:00 am Sun. Morning Worship 11:00 am Sun. Evening Worship .. 6:00 pm Wed. Eve. Bible Study .. 7:00 pm Pastor Bob Christmashttp://www.fbcofsanderson.org Sanderson Christian Revival CenterPastor: Harold FinleySunday School 10:00 am Sunday Service 11:00 am Sunday Evening 6:00 pm Wednesday Service 7:30 pmCome see the exciting things the Lord is doing. Corner of Sapp Rd. and CR 229 Manntown Semmi-Annual Meeting and Cemetery Cleaningwill be held on Saturday, Oct. 1 beginning at 9:00 a.m. Please encourage all family members to come see the work being done at your cemetery. rfGrayson Lane Crossland, infant son of Ashley Ray Crossland and the late Jennifer Gail Moore Crossland, died September 21, 2011. He was predeceased by his sister Laney Crossland. Survivors include father Ash ley Shaq Crossland; sisters Allyson and Emily Crossland, all of Glen St. Mary; maternal grandparents Lisa and Allen Cole; paternal grandmother Teresa Jean Warrick; Paternal greatgrandmother Betty Jean Fletcher; aunts Kim Moore and Shelley Cunningham; uncle Ethan Cole. A graveside service was held Tuesday September 27 at 11:00 am at Taylor Cemetery with PasFerreira Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements. n tbJennifer Gail Moore Cross land, 29, of Glen St. Mary died September 21, 2011. She was born in Memphis, TN on June 12, 1982. Jennifer was a resident of Baker Coun ty since 2005 after moving from Ol ive Branch, MS. She was employed as a clerk at Northeast Florida State Hospital. She enjoyed spending time with ing to the lake and traveling to the mountains. She was pre deceased by daughter Laney Crossland. Survivors include parents Allen and Lisa Cole of Olive Branch; her husband of two years Ashley Shaq Crossland of Glen St. Mary; children Al lyson and Emily Crossland of Glen St. Mary; brother Ethan Cole of Olive Branch; sisters Lim Moore of Olive Branch and FL; uncle Rick Meggs of Olive Branch; nieces Brittany and Ava, and biological father Ste phen Moore. A graveside service was held September 27 at 11:00 am at Taylor Cemetery in Taylor with Todd Ferreira Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements. Jennifer CrosslandnfnKogut Patrick Michael Kogut, age 61, of Macclenny, died Sep tember 27, 2011. Patrick was born in Rockaway Beach, New York to the late John Kogut and Margaret Townsend Kogut on March 17, 1950. He was a resident of Baker Coun ty for the last 8 years after moving from San Juan Puerto Rico and was the owner and operator of Pat Kogut truck oke, driving his truck and listening to oldies music. He was predeceased by his seven broth ers and a stepson. Survivors include wife of 12 years Brenda Ramirez Kogut of Macclenny; eight children and 15 grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 29 from 5:007:00 pm at the fu Funeral service is in charge of the arrangements. Patrick Kogutnn Kathleen Adell WymerLilly, 60, of Macclenny died Septem ber 20, 2011. She was born in Pittsburgh. PA to Dorothy Kuchar and the late Steven Kuchar on February 17, 1951. She was a resi dent of Bak er County since 2000 after moving from Tampa and a member of Cornerstone Con gregational Methodist Church. Mrs. Lilly enjoyed crafting, needlework, crocheting, knit ting and served as a volunteer counselor at the NEFSH dropin center. She was predeceased by son Jimmy Whyte and soninlaw Mike Fricke. Survivors include her mother Dorothy Kuchar; her husband of 20 years, Robert Bob Lilly of Macclenny; children Steven Wymer, Wendy Fricke, Susan Kay Lilly, Steven Charles Lilly, Sarah Jane Everidge and Scott Robert Lilly, all of Tampa. The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date. vices is in charge of the arrange ments. Kathleen Lillynn Kenneth Paul Owen, 66, of Olustee died Sunday, September Care Center of Lake City after an extended illness. Mr. Owen was born in Ocala and lived all his life in Olustee. He retired in 2009 as a forestry technician with the U.S. Forestry Service. Mr. Owen was a member of the First Baptist Church of Olustee where he was a Sunday school superintendent and a trustee. He was the son of the late Da vis Hawkins and Katie Gertrude Mikell Owen. Survivors include wife Glen da Walker Owen of Olustee, sons Kenneth P. (Sara) Owen Jr of Lake Butler, Kevin Walker Owen and Klate Armster Owen, both of Olustee; halfsisters Martha Sue Holder and Mary Bell Starbird, both of Homestead; brothers Rev. Melvin (Laura) Owen of Olustee and Jerry (Bonnie) Owen of Glen St. Mary; grandchildren Kenneth P. Trey Owen, Sara Allyson Owen and Amy Michelle Owen. The funeral service will be held Friday, September 30 at 11:00 am at his church with Bro. James Croft and Rev. Mike Wil low at Olustee Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Ar cher Funeral Home in Lake Butler on Thursday from 68 pm. The family requests in lieu of ter. 6037 US 90, Lake City, FL unteer Fire Department Station 80, West US Highway 90, Olus tee, FL 32072.n nLorayne McCormick Johns Rhoden, 86, of Macclenny died Friday, September 23, 2011 at Jacksonville. Mrs. Rhoden was a lifelong resident of Baker County and the last sur viving child to the late John D. and Lillie Leigh McCormick. She was an Avon representa County, the Past Worthy Ma tron of the OES, and the Mother Advisor for the Rainbow Girls Hilliard Assembly. Mrs. Rhoden was a devout Christian and member of Faith Baptist Church in Macclenny. She enjoyed lis tening to ministers preach, gos pel music on cassette tapes and crocheting. Mrs. Rhoden was preceded in death by son John Marvin Johns in 2006. Survivors include sons Porter Johns (Barbara) of Waycross and J.D. Butch Johns (Ann) of Glen St. Mary; daughters Maime D. Cole (Martin) and Joan Johns, both of Macclenny; 11 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held Sunday, September 25 at 3:00 pm at her church with Rev. Tor ment followed at Oak Grove Cemetery. Guerry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Lorayne Rhodennrn Jack H. Watts, 82, of Glen St Mary died September 25, 2011 surrounded by his family. Jack will be remembered for his ing and a good card game with family. He was predeceased by his parents William and Clara Watts; sister Evelyn Augger. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Jacqueline; son Don ald Watts (Jana); daughter San dra Watts; brothers Alton Watts (Bobby) and Harry Watts; sister Betty Herndon (Gerald); one grandchild and two greatgrandchildren. The funeral service was held Wednesday, September 28 at the First United Methodist followed at Riverside Memorial Park in Jacksonville. HardageGiddens Town and Country Fu neral Home in Jacksonville was in charge of arrangements. rfrr Remembrance is a golden chain death tries to break, but all in vain. To have, to love, and then to part is the greatest sorrow of ones heart. The years may wipe out never. Like memories of those happy times when we were all together. We miss you dearly.YOUR FAMILY, JUDY, TIFFANY, MELANIE, RODNEY, JACOB AND JARRETTSouthern Joy will be at Din kins New Congregational Methodist Church on Highway 127 North, on Saturday, October 1 at 7 pm. Refreshments will be served. ffrr We little knew that morn ing, God was going to call your name, in life we loved you dear ly, in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone. For part of us went with you the day God called you home. You left us beautiful memo ries, and your love is still our guide, and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side.LOVE Y OU ALWAY S,Y OUR FAMILY We publish obituaries & pictures FREE! Press Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 PM
ursday, September 29, 2011 T B C P Page 11 KELLEY LANNIGANFEATURES firstname.lastname@example.orgShes big and blond, loves people and snacks, is loyal and friendly and has a special talent for retrieving rocks and all sorts of objects from deep water. Meet Mayzee, a female golden retriever owned by the Hickman family of Glen St. Mary. The dog seems to delight in dazzling people with her considerable aquatic skills. The familys backyard pool is where she learned to swim and dive, and in summer, its her domain. She loves to get rocks from the deep end of the pool, said Valerie Hickman, who received the golden retriever as a puppy on Mothers Day in 2010. Mrs. Hickman was out by the pool with her children McKenzie, 11, and Landen, 8, earlier this week and they all watched as Mayzee launched herself from a pool step, diving down to get the rock resting at the bottom of the deep end. Moments later, her head popped above the surface, the large, smooth rock protruding from her mouth. Thats 8 feet of water, said Mrs. Hickman. To her its no big deal. Mayzee exited the pool, shook her fur free of water and took a triumphant lap around the pool, proudly holding the precious rock. Then she settled on the upper deck overlooking the pool to let her fur dry and leisurely engage in her other favorite activity. After she gets a rock out of the water, she likes to lie down and gnaw on it for while, said McKenzie. The kids routinely walk around and pick up the rocks, rearound the pool. Mayzee also loves to go after tennis balls, a plastic torpedo toy and her soft soccer ball. The children had begged for a dog for years, but Mrs. Hickman always said no. Valerie, these kids cant grow up without a dog, her husband Rick kept telling her. Not until they are old enough to be responsible for it, she insisted. That day arrived in spring 2010 when Mr. Hickman took the kids to Walmart to buy their mom a new television for Mothers Day. As they were leaving, the three saw a sign in the parking lot: Puppies for sale. Mr. Hickman sought out a female from the litter of 10 energetic puppies. My dad told us he always had better luck with girl dogs, explained McKenzie. py was the last thing Mrs. Hickman expected for Mothers Day A month later, when the weather had warmed up enough to swim, the puppy joined the family at the pool. We had to really watch her bers. Shed get in the water but couldnt get herself back out of the pool. Finally the pups legs grew long enough so she could stand on the top step on her own. If someone put a toy or rock in the water on the step near her feet, she pawed at it, biting the water, trying to get to it. Finally, she began submerging her entire head, grabbing the object in her teeth. As the summer progressed and Mayzee grew, she descended to the second step, the third step and then to the shallow end of the pool. Thats when she started diving totally beneath the water to get a rock or toy, said Mrs. Hickman. Fall came and swimming ended. Winter passed and Mayzee grew tall and strong. As soon as the weather warmed up last spring, the dog was back in the pool fetching rocks and toys. It was only a matter of time before she worked her way to the deep end. Shes been diving straight to the bottom without hesitation ever since. We learned she has to be able to see where the rock or toy is, said McKenzie. If the water is really wavy it has to get smooth again. She might know its down there but she wont dive down until she can see it, so she just waits. Even as the young girl spoke, Mayzee had launched herself downward, swimming hard to get to the bottom. A few moments later she emerged with a splash, the toy torpedo in her jaws. Landen dropped in a rock and the dog was gone again. Mayzee gathered up as many rocks and toys as she could hold in her mouth and trotted to a lounge chair where she dumped them. Then she climbed into the her prizes grouped between her paws. Shes the most loving thing nitely keeps us entertained, said Mrs. Hickman. Whatever youre doing, she wants to be right in the middle of it. The kids really got lucky that day at Walmart. PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGANFrom left, Landen Hickman, Mayzee, and Valerie Hickman. at e Lords Church Sunday, October 2 at 11:00 a.m.Put on that bonnet, grab them overalls, and come join us in fun and fellowship. Dinner on the ground after service Taylor, FL at e Lords Church Old Fashion Day Old Fashion Day Old Fashion Day Old Fashion Day Old Fashion Day Old Fashion Day Old Fashion Day 112 S. 6th Street | Macclenny | 259-8555TIRES ~ LUBE ~ BRAKESOpen: Mon. 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Not a day goes by that we dont think about you and miss you.LOVE YOU FOREVER AND ALWAYS,MAMA AND DADDY,BRANDI, JADYN, AND CHASE,SHANE, SAMANTHA, JACE & KELTON r The Lord is my Shepherd, and thats all I need to know. rfnThe Manning family reunion will be held Sunday, October 9, 2011 at Ocean Pond. It begins at noon. Please bring a dish of your choice. rfntThank you to the person who turned in the money found at Winn Dixie Monday afternoon. I had not worked over the summer. I am back at work now that school paycheck.Susan BurnetttbbbbThe Baker County school districts career and adult education sota Ave., will be administering the adult basic skills test on October 6, 2011. Registration begins promptly end by 1:00 pm. A testing fee of $20.00 and at valid picture ID are required at the time of registration. Please bring the exact amount as we are unable to give change. Please contact Wanda tions. quality adj. 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Real Estate with Garlon Webb. 904408-9146. 9/29p Cabin home on river, 2 BR, 1 BA, very nice, 5 yrs old. Great upgrades, large screen porch, open oor plan, one acre, $895/ month plus deposit. Call Ann 904-2401525. 9/29p 1 and 2 bedroom mobile homes available. 1 BR: $400/month, $200 deposit 2 BR: $580/month, $300 deposit. Call 259-2787. 9/22-29p 3 BR, 2 BA double wide in Macclenny, service animals only, prefer non-smokers. $650/month, $400 deposit. 904-705-4268. 9/29-10/3p 2 BR singlewide 904-955-0194 or 904275-2136. 9/29p 2 BR apartments, quiet, established neigh borhood, service animals only. $550/month. $500 deposit. off first months rent to qualified applicants. 259-8444. 8/4tfc 2 BR, 1 BA apartment, washer and drier hookup, $675/mo, $500 deposit, 12 month lease. 351 N. Lowder St. Call 838-8584 or 259-9797. 8/25tfc 2 BR, 2 BA mobile home, extra clean $650/ month, $650 deposit, Glen area. Call 2592121. 9/8tfc Looking for a classic historical home, we have one. 2700 sq ft, 3 BR, 1 BA home in downtown Macclenny, 407 South Col lege Street. 10 ft ceilings and beautiful pine hardwood oors. This is a must see. For sale with owner nancing or lease for $1,100/month. Call 259-8444 for more in formation. 9/22tfc 2 BR, 1 BA duplex, all appliances in cluding washer and dryer, $675/month, $675 deposit. 259-3300 or 591-2790. 9/1tfc 3 BR, 2 BA mobile home on private lot, no pets, no smoking, $800/month, $800 de posit. 838-0035. 8/25tfc Mobile home in Sanderson 3 BR, 2 BA, $750 security deposit, $750/month. Call 904-259-2255 or 904-813-1580. 5/12tfc 2 BR, 1 BA mobile home in Cozy Corners, $545/month, first, last and $300 deposit. Water, trash and lawn service included, cen tral H/A. 259-7335. 4/7tfc 2 or 3 BR mobile home $385-$550; half acre, garbage, water, sewer, lawn provided, family neighborhood. 912-843-8118 or 904-699-8637. www.rentyes.net. 6/30tfc Commercial ofces in downtown Macclenny. 1) 477 sq ft, $400/mo, plus tax, 2) 515 sq ft, $450/mo, plus tax 3) 1280 sq ft, set up with (4) ofces, reception, area, (2) bathrooms & large storage room.Great for medical or counseling facility. $800/ mo, plus tax. Please call 904-259-6546 or 259-4602 after 5:00. A security de posit equal to 1st months a rent required. 6/23tfc Home based childcare ages 6 weeks to 4 years old. Home away from home envi ronment and safe for kids to run and play. Hours of operation 7:00 am to 6:00 pm (Monday thru Friday). CPR, First Aid & Med ication Certied. Nutritious meals (break fast & lunch). Reasonable Rates, sibling discounts, smoke free environment. Tons of love and fun!! Please call Alia at 904-8660084. 9/29p Australian Shepherd white with brown spots, blue eyes, female, answers to Lucy. Lost on Odis Yarborough last week. $50 re ward. 904-307-6692. 9/29p Dogs: all types from puppies to adults. Ani mal Control, $65 adoption fees will apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc Notice to readers: The newspaper often publishes classi ed advertising on subjects like work-athome, weight loss products, health prod ucts. While the newspaper uses reasonable discretion in deciding on publication of such ads, it takes no responsibility as to the truthfulness of claims. Respondents should use caution and common sense before sending any money or making other commitments based on statements and/or promises; demand specics in writing. You can also call the Federal Trade Commis sion at 1-877-FTC-HELP to nd out how to spot fraudulent solicitations. Remember: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The Baker County Press Looking for a job that gets you home? $2500 sign on bonus! Excellent home time! Great benets package. Class A CDL re quired. 888-454-7995 or www.superser vicellc.com. Superservice. 9/29p 2nd shift storeroom clerk. Must have computer knowledge. We are an EEOC, drug free workplace. We offer 401K, Health insurance, paid holidays and vacation. Ap ply at Gilman Building Products, 6640 CR 218, Maxville, FL or fax resume to 904289-7736. 9/22-10/13c Sewing maching operator, good wages for experience. Hafners, Lake City, 386755-6481. 9/22-10/6p Drivers Teams: $6,000 Team Sign-On Bonus when your team drives for Werner Enterprises! Call Now for details! 1-888880-5902. 9/8-29p Heavy duty diesel mechanic needed, Travel Centers of America, Baldwin loca tion, 1024 US 301 South. Drivers license required. Please apply to Mark Holmes, Shop Manager. 904-266-4281, ext. 22. 10/1tfc Notice to Readers All real estate advertising in this newspa per is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any prefer ence, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with par ents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimi nation, call HUD toll free at 1-800-6699777. The toll free telephone number for the impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 3.46 acres, north Sanderson, set up for mobile home $42,000. Owner nancing. Call 904-813-1580. 2/10tfc 4 BR 1 BA, 2-story house, half mile from in terstate, move in ready. Great rental proper ty. $53,000 cash sale only. 904-334-1902. 9/29p 2 BR, 2 BA brick home on 1/2 acre in Mac clenny. Call Brandon at 904-307-1099. 9/22-29p Now taking bids on two 1 acre lots in Hunt ers Ridge. Contact Brian at 904-759-5734. 9/29tfc 2.33 acres with 2 mobile homes, each has own septic, well, and light pole. $29,000 OBO. Call 259-5668. 9/29-10/6p 2001 Bellcrest doublewide 28x80 4 BR, 2 BA on 3/4 acre in Glen. Lease/option with $7500 down. Payments are $782/month plus taxes and insurance. 16 years left on note. 904-219-0480. 9/29tfc 3 BR, 2 BA brick home on acre in Glen eld Oaks, a gated community, $140,000 net. Call 813-1580. 7/14tfc 1-10 acres high and dry, sh pond, creek or river front, homes/mobile homes, set-up. Owner nancing. 912-843-8118 or 904699-8637. www.landyes.net. 6/30tfc 16x80 Mobile Home on 1.33 acres, High way 185, just set up and remodeled, new everything, including septic, well, power, new roof, and nice porches. Country living. 15 minutes from Macclenny. Owner nance available. 259-2900. 8/18tfc For Sale by owner. 277 acres on Mudlake Road, 2,000 on paved road, 1100 on Bill Davis Road 40 acre pasture, balance woods, Class i fied ads and no tic es must be paid in advance, and be in our office no lat er than 4:00 pm the Monday preceding pub li ca tion, unless otherwise arranged in advance. Ads can be mailed provided they are accom panied by payment and instructions. They should be mailed to: Class i fied Ads, The Bak er County Press, P.O. Box 598, Mac clen ny, FL 32063. We can not assume responsibility for ac curacy of ads or notices given over the tele phone. Li a bil i ty for errors in all advertising will be limited to the first publication only. If after that time, the ad continues to run without no tification of error by the person or agen cy for whom it was pub lish ed, then that party assumes full payment re spon sibility. The Baker County Press reserves the right to refuse ad vertising or any oth er mate ri al which in the opinion of the publisher does not meet stan dards of publication. Ofce Supplies, printer and fax cartridges, rubber stamps and much more. We special ize in hard to nd items. The Ofce Mart, 110 S. 5th Street. 259-3737. 4/28tfcUsed Dryer, works good $75.00. Tom Adams 614-2383. 9/29pWe install 6 seamless gutters. Pressure washing. 259-7335. 8/11tfc Must Sale Antique open hearth king bed set, large dresser, antique pine table, 6 chairs, Parisian rug, large golf picture, ocean painting in oil (both matted and framed), large mirror, oak lighted china cabinet, table and 6 chairs, 2 desks. Mac clenny II. Call 904-259-5322 or leave mes sage at 404-358-5804 for appointment. 9/29p 30 landscaped timbers, pressure treated, 8 ft long. $60 for all 349-0031. 9/29p Estate rearms sale now at Hole in the Wall. Also buying U.S. silver coins. 9/29-10/6p Peanut Hay $20 per roll, Regular hay $15 per roll. Call 386-935-1806. 9/29p Baby bed (no mattress), girl bumper pads and mobile, monitor, car seat, chest of drawers, $65 for all. Lots of glassware and collectables 904-259-5896. 9/29p Finally Fall!! The historic Franklin Mercan tile is reopen for business. Antiques, collect ables, and home accessories. Friday and Saturdays 10:00 am 5:00 pm. 259-6040. 9/29p Living room table set medium oak with brown glass inserts on wheels. Storage space underneath with large beige and pastel table lamps. $115. Call 275-3007, leave message 5/19tfc Artists. Oils, acrylics water colors, Canvas es, draw ing pads and much more. On sale now. The Of ce Mart, 110 S. Fifth Street, 259-3737. tfc Landscaping mulch While supply lasts. 259-2900. 4/28tfc Camille Beckman hand cream Root candles, unique gift items. Southern Charm 110 S. 5th Street. 259-4140. 4/28tfc 1995 Toyota 4 door, black with 20,000 miles on engine and transmission, air $2600. Call 571-0913. 9/29p 97 Oldsmobile 4 door, beige sedan, 73,000 miles, clean and sharp, $2,750. Call Tom Ad ams 614-2383. 9/29p 1993 Saturn Coupe, rebuilt engine, new plugs, new clutch, runs perfect, cold A/C $2,000 OBO. Call Joe 912-843-2711. 9/29-10/6p 1998 Saturn 4 door, 131K miles, grand mas car, mint condition, cold A/C, $3,000. Call Joe 912-843-2711. 9/29-10/6p 2001 Dodge 1500 4 door, power windows, power locks, cold A/C, runs great, 148K miles, $3,800. Call Rob 408-9955. 9/29p 2008 Dodge pick-up V8, 4 door, white, ex cellent condition, Take over payments, pay off is $19,611.94 at $432.59/month. Call 259-2236 or 229-8102. 9/29-10/6p 1992 Dodge Ram 250 Handicap van, side door wheelchair lift, 200,000 miles, Rebuilt engine and transmission, Electric and power wheelchair included. New tires and brakes, $6,000. Call Tom Adams 614-2383. 9/29p 2010-2011 Toyota Camrys-10 to choose!! LE and SE models, fully equipped, starting at $15,995. Call 259-5796. 9/29c 2010 Toyota Corolla LEOnly 2 left!! Over 30 mpg, equipped not stripped, hurry while they last, from only $14,990. 259-5796. 9/29c 2010 Nissan Versas5 to choose! 34 MPG! power windows and door locks, automatic, AM/FM, CD; as low as $13,495. Call 2595796. 9/29c 2010 Nissan Altima 2.5S 6 to choose!! Automatic transmission, fully loaded with SmartKey!! From $15,595. 259-5796. 9/29c 2010 Chevrolet Impala LT, 3 to choose! Al loy wheels, power seats, loaded and sell ing fast! Hurry!! from $14,888. 259-5796. 9/29c 2010-2011 Chevrolet HHR LT, 5 to choose! Automatic, AC, power windows and door locks, CD and more!! from $12,988. 2595796. 9/29c 2011 Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab LT, fully equipped, V-8, automatic, power windows and locks, CD, bedliner. $22,988 259-5796. 9/29c 2006 Chevrolet Silverado Ext. Cab LT, 29K miles!! Leather loaded, V-8, like new, $17,990. 259-5796. 9/29c 2008 Chevrolet Malibu LS-Low miles!! Lo cal trade $14,990. 259-5796. 9/29c 2006 Honda Odyssey EX-L-Leather, Navi gation, DVD system, 3rd Row seating, a steal at $14,995. 259-5796. 9/29c For Sale Advertising Info. YARD SALESWednesday, Thursday, and Friday 9:00 am 3:00 pm, 8478 Claude Harvey Road. Lots of clothes and lots of other things. Friday Only 8:00 am 12:00 pm, Walk through moving sale. 500 Timberlane, Macclenny. Please call with any questions 904-405-5694. Friday and Saturday 8:00 am ?, Tractor, 8 ft x 40 ft container, tools, music, Pi oneer stereo, antique glassware, collectables, clothing, and much more. 17302 S. Ridgewood Dr. ,125 N to Crews Rd. Follow signs. 259-4169 Friday and Saturday 8:00 am ?, Big yard sale. 7349 W. Madison Street, Glen St Mary. Lots of everything. Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8:00 am ? 6075 S. River Circle, Macclenny. Lots of household items. Sale: Come by Saturday 8:00 am 12:00 pm Miche purses, Celebrating Home candles and Premier Jewelry. Call and droop by anytime, 750 Wheeler Dr in Macclenny. 673-0888 Regina Starling. Start shopping for the holidays. I will also have a layaway plan for Christmas and other special days. So come by and check out the new products. Saturday 9:00 am 1:00 pm, 726 Miltondale Rd. Girls, ladies, and mens clothing. Miscellaneous household items. Good prices. No early birds please and rain cancels. Saturday 8:30 am 1:00 pm, 16803 Crews Rd. No early birds, Lots of boys clothes sizes 5-7. Saturday 8:30 am ?, Fred Perry Road. Take 90 W to CR 123 (Smokey Rd), right on Reid Stafford at 4 way, left on Fred Perry Rd. Tools, antiques, multi-family. Something for everyone. Saturday 8:00 am ?, 748 North 5th street. Beds: queen, full, and twin. Baby bed, baby items, clothes: all sizes, books, TVs, bikes, DVDs, X-box and games and lots more. Saturday 7:00 am 12:00 pm, 7798 Forest Circle in Glen. Four families, furni ture, books, wheelchair, walker, household items and yard equipment. Saturday 8:00 am 12:00 pm, Coca Cola collectables, twin mattress set, enter tainment center, 19 in TV, tools, chest, shelves, lots more. 4303 Hickory Street. Saturday 7:00 am 12:00 pm, Four families. 11013 Bradley Trail, Glen St Mary, take 125 South to Pine Acres Road. Automobiles 2 barns, and tack room. 1 bedroom cabin. Call 259-2065. 9/22-10/27p 4 BR, 2 BA brick home on acre in Glen eld Oaks, a gated community, $145,000 OBO. Call 813-1580. 7/14tfc 2 BR, 1 BA apartment 12 month lease $575/month, $500 security deposit. 652 Katie Ct. Call 259-9797 or 838-8584. 9/22tfc 3 BR, 2 BA singlewide, very clean, completely remodeled, new carpet, on private 1 acre, $700/month, $700 deposit. 5092280. 9/29p 2 BR, 1 BA small mobile home, central heat and air, outside shed for washer and dryer. Includes lawn service, no smoking. 121 N UGA Lane. Ask for Nina 904-2593428. 9/29-10/13p 2 BR, 1 BA in Maxville, newly remodled house on 1 acre, fenced. Central heat and air, new appliances, washer/dryer hookup with utility shed, concrete driveway. $650/ month, $600 deposit. 904-289-4653. 9/29p 3 BR, 1 BA, $725/month, rst month due up front with deposit. Taylor area. 904259-9572. 9/15-10/6p Highway 185, Moniac 2,000 SF Dou blewide. 3 BR, 2 BA, excellent condition, kitchen equipped, 1 AC, fenced yard $750/ month. Will sell with owner nancing. 904879-2143. 9/29p 3 BR, 2 BA doublewide in Macclenny. Available ASAP. Service animals only. $700/month, $500 deposit. Call 588-2589. 9/29-10/6p 2 BR, 2 BA 14 x 70, central heat and air, appliances, in the country, clean, 7 miles from Macclenny, 5 miles from Glen. $600/ month, $600 deposit. 259-6966. 9/29p Nice mobile home, 3 BR, 2 BA on 1/2 acre lot. References required. Service animals only. $650/month $500 deposit. 2595853. 9/29-10/6p 2 BR, 1.5 BA mobile home, central heat and air, $600/month, $500 deposit. 9232191. 9/22-10/13c Efciency apartment $520/month. rst, last and $300 security deposit. Includes: lawn service, trash, and electric. Call 2597335. 9/22tfc 2 BR, 2 BA double wide in city with screen porch. $625/month, $300 deposit. 2595126 or 334-7389. 9/29p 2 BR, 2 BA house in city, no smoking, new paint, all wood oors, $500 security, $600/ month. 259-5286. 9/15-29p 2 BR, 2 BA mobile home in city, $450/ month, $300 deposit. 259-5126 or 3347389. 9/29p 3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, water, sewer and lawn service included. $550/month $500 deposit. Service animals only. 904-3341902. 9/29p For Sale or Rent, 4 BR, 2 BA double wide in Macclenny area. Call Brian for details 759-5734. 9/29tfc 4 BR, 2 BA mobile home. $850 deposit. $850/ month. 813-3091. 9/29tfc House and Mobile home for rent in Sand erson. $300 deposit each, $500 rent each. 626-3573. 9/29p 2 BR, 1 BA completely remodeled, water included $450/month plus deposit. 2596528 or 424-9589. 9/29p 3 BR, 2 BA mobile home. Deposit required $600/month Call 904-545-7688. 9/29p 3 BR, 1 BA house on Richardson Rd. $500/month. First/last plus $500 deposit. 904-591-0664, leave message after 3 pm 9/29p 3 BR, 2 BA house. 714 Chipshot Dr in Macclenny. 18 month lease. $850/month, $800 deposit. 904-838-8584 or 2599797. 9/15tfc For Rent Real Estate 1395 Cha ee Road South, Jacksonville 904.772.9800 BEAUTIFUL NEW HOMESITE MLS# 537180 10.01 acres; country living at its best! County maintained road; perfect place to ride the ATVs and horses. $73,349 PERFECT FOR TOWNHOMES OR MOBILE HOMES MLS# 557398 0.90 acre land in downtown Macclenny. Walking distance from Keller Intermediate School. Can be subdivided. Zoned Residential/Mobile Home. $99,000 BREATHTAKING 2-STORY BRICK ESTATE MLS# 580296 5BR/4BA on 5 acres. Columned front porch; 30 min to Jax; inground pool; 3car garage. $398,000 ZONED FOR HORSES MLS# 575429 16.98 acres w/3 wells, power pole and septic. Has barn w/4 horse stalls, sh pond, and small shed. Build your dream home or zoned for mobile home. $172,000 ZONED FOR HOUSES/MOBILE HOMES MLS# 547499 Vacant land; 11.87 acres. Minutes from I-10, schools, restaurants and shopping. $55,000 BEAUTIFUL 2-STORY HOME ON 22+ ACRES MLS# 585800 4 BR/2.5BA; you will love the total seclusion of this property. Perfect for the horse lover. $354,400 GORGEOUS RIVERFRONT PROPERTY MLS# 555947 4BR/2.5BA on 32 acres. Breathtaking views from every angle. Fenced/cross-fenced; hay barn and barn with 4 stalls. $840,000. VACANT LAND MLS# 594243 2.29 acres commercial. Just o I-10; unlimited potential. Has 3-phase electric and underground water lines to rear of property. $290,000 GREAT HOME W/TONS OF POTENTIAL MLS# 579587 Brick house on 2.51 acres, 4BR/2.5BA w/o ce/bonus room; 3 sep replaces, loft and dressing room and so much more. Screened room overlooks inground pool. $229,000 HORSE LOVERSTHIS IS YOUR DREAM LOCATION MLS# 575392 20.02 acres on two 10.01 acre lots. Zoned AG for horses; perfect for site-built or modular home; no mobile homes allowed. 17-ft deep pond w/well and power pole. $162,000 PICTURES AND WORDS WILL NOT DO JUSTICE FOR THIS HOME AND LAND MLS# 576581 5BR/4.5BA, 2 bonus rooms; 8.24 acres of trees and water, 650 ft artesian well; irrigation system throughout property; 3.5 car garage. $520,000 PROPERTY ON BOTH SIDES OF CR 125 MLS# 555974, 555976, 555978 Prime location for commercial growth in Glen St. Mary. 36.27 acres ready to develop; 20 acres left of CR 125; 16.27 acres on right. Will sell separately; prefer to sell together. $399,900 JUST REDUCED MLS# 580902 Beautiful 5 acres in the country. High and dry and within walking distance to the St. Marys River. Perfect location for your dream home or modular. Dont forget to bring your horses! $67,500 BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME MLS# 543540 15 acres completely cleared and grassed; zoned 1 home per 7.5 acres; on paved road. $200,000 SHORT SALE MLS# 595799 5 acres, 4BR/3BA well maintained mobile home. Perfect for country living or weekend getaways. $86,900 Commercial Rental 500 DOLLARS & DEEDis all you need to move into your new Manufactured & Modular HomeCALL PAT800-414-2130 Miscellaneous Lost Animals Help Wanted Press Ad Deadline: Monday 5:00 PM
ursday, September 29, 2011 T B C P Page 13 1999 Skyline 28x80 4 BR, 2 BA, mobile home, has replace, and open oor plan. Asking payoff $49,000, must be moved. Call after 5:00 pm 904-259-7595. 9/29-10/6p 5 BR 2 BA, 28 x 64 living room family room, $12,000. Call 629-2269. 9/29p Bank Foreclosure 32x72 Homes of merit, tape, and texture; super clean, Delivery and set-up $44,900. Call 386-418-0424. 9/22-10/27c We sell new, used, and bank repos, 13th Street Home sales, Alachua, FL. Call 386418-0424. 9/22-10/27c Used 14x80 3 BR, 2 BA $4,999; Delivered to your lot. Call 386-418-0438. 13th Street Homes Alachua, FL. 9/22-10/27c Used 28x60 3 BR, 2 BA; delivery and setup $14,995. Call 386-418-0438. 13th Street Homes Alachua, FL. 9/22-10/27c Bank repo, porch model doublewide, big house, super clean, $39,995. Call 386-4180424. 9/22-10/27c New 2012 Doublewide $29,995. Call 386418-0438. 13th Street Homes Alachua, FL. 9/22-10/27c 575 credit score and higher buys you a new home, no land needed. Call 386-418-0424. 13th Street Homes Alachua, FL. 9/22-10/27c 4 Bedrooms 28x80, delivery and set up $39,995. Call 386-418-0435. 13th Street Homes Alachua, FL 9/22-10/27c Clearance Sale All models must go. SAVE, SAVE, SAVE! 13th Street Homes Alachua, FL. Call 386-418-0424. 9/22-10/27c Wanted, I Buy and sell USED mobile homes. Call Jared or Greg. 904-259-4663. 9/15-10/6c Foreclosure 4 BR on 2.5 Acres. Beautiful, remodeled, owner nancing available. $69,900. Call Greg at 904-259-4663. 9/15-10/6c Like New, Huge 32x80, 4 bedroom, setup on your property $49,900. Call Jared or Greg 904-259-4663. 9/15-10/6c 2011 2 Bedroom Set up, delivered, new A/C and appliances $25,900. Call Jared at 904259-4663. 9/15-10/6c ROGER RAULERSON WELL DRILLING2 and 4 wells Call Roger or Roger Dale 259-7531 Licensed & Insured Family owned & operated12/31tfcCYPRESS LAWN SERVICE Specializing in commercial and residential476-04029/9tfcPEACOCK PAINTING, INC.Professional painting Pressure washing Interior Exterior Installing Stucco Stone Residential commercial Fully insured Locally owned 25 years experience259-58772/10tfcFILL DIRTCulverts installed Tim Johnson259-25365/11tfc KONNIES KLEAR POOLSIn-ground and abovepground pools Installation available 698-E West Macclenny Ave. (Aardvark Shopping Center) Fall Hours Thursday and Friday 10:00 am-6:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am-2:00 PM Closed Sunday thru Wednesday259-5222(CPC 053903) 4/21tfcPRINTING & FAXINGBlack & White and Color Copies, Custom Business Forms, Business Cards, Signs, Stickers, Invitations for any occasion, Rubber Stamps and so much more!!! The Of ce Mart 110 South Fifth Street259-37375/19tfcB.J. FENCE 653-14429/29-10/20p RICH LAURAMORE CONSTRUCTION, INC.Custom homes 259-4893 or 403-4781 cell RR License No. 282811470 11/19tfcA & D IRRIGATION & PRESSURE WASHING LLC. 259-07839/22-10/13pLAND CLEARING A little or a lot259-29002/10tfcBAKER PUMP SERVICE2&4 Pump Repairs Iron Filters Water Softeners-Pool & Irrigation Pumps 24 Hour Service 30 Years Experience904-338-4738 904-334-63009/8-9/29p JIMMY MARTIN WELL DRILLING & PUMP SERVICE2 Wells 259-9014 Macclenny 266-4956 Bryceville 838-3517 Cell firstname.lastname@example.org FL License #2795 GA license # 566 9/1-10/27pCANADAY CONSTRUCTION, INC./CANADAY TRUCKINGComplete site and utilities contractor We sell dirt, slag and lime rock Owner: Mitch Canaday904-219-8094 904-275-3140Lic. #CU-C057126 4/28-10/6pRONNIE SAPP WELL DRILLINGWater treatment 904-259-6934Licensed Florida and Georgia11/19tfcCYPRESS HOME BUILDERS, INC.Custom new home construction of Log home and conventional homes Jody Paul Thrift591-2640 2/10tfcDEPENDABLE HEATING, AC AND ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR 259-6546Elec. license # EC-0001471 AC license # CA-C057649 2/10tfcERIC RAULERSON CONSTRUCTION 904-483-8742CRC1327878 1/14tfcFULL LINE OF WEDDING INVITATIONS & ACCESSORIESShower and anniversary invitations The Of ce Mart 110 South 5th Street259-37374/28tfcGATEWAY PEST CONTROL, INC. 259-3808All types of pest control Call Eston, Shannon or Bill Ask about our re ant control6/26tfc ANGEL AQUA, INC.Water conditioning treatment Water softeners Iron lters Sulfur Removal Sales Rental Service Repairs Salt delivery Complete water softeners supplies 797 S. 6th Street, Macclenny259-66727/15tfcJOHN WILLIAMS PLUMBING Drain cleaning Sump pumps Water heaters 904-259-4580CFC056961 8/18-10/6pC.F. 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From left is Ms. McCray; daughter Mildred Tobey; Ms. Tobeys daughter Carolyn Ruise; Ms. Ruises daughter Schlinda Ruise, Ms. Ruises daughter Dareshia Kirksey holding her new baby Zoey. It was an up and down week for the Lady Wildcat volleyball team that started off the week with a road loss to Paxon on September 18 before bouncing back with a win over Trinity Christian at home the following day. The varsity girls fell to an experienced Eagle squad 1-3 in a tight conin game four. The Wildcat cross country team got off to a good start to its fall seaishers. tively. team has responded well to the rigorous training over the past several weeks. These runners have logged many training miles and will conThe runners surprised themselves with how well they performed and Armoreda believes that the showing will help them to work harder and pm meet. rf C CLet people know whats going onpost your special event online www.bakercountypress.com 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 @ www.bakercountypress.com Check it out...bakercountypress.com
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We are available online at www.bakercountypress.comT B C PPage14SEPTEMBER 29, 2011 SCHOOL ACTIVITIESSeptember 29 BCHS: Jones ring orders, both lunches in cafeteria and 4 pm 7 pm in front of ce, Cross Country at Fernandina, 4 pm, Volleyball at Yulee, 5:30 pm, JV Football at Charlton County, 6 pm BCMS: After school labs, Volleyball at Richardson, 5 pm KIS: Celebrate Freedom week, 5th Grade FCAT family night, 6 pm PK/K: Celebrate Freedom week September 30 BCHS: Herff Jones ring orders, both lunches in cafeteria, Pep Rally (Announcement of Homecoming Court), Football vs. Palatka, 7:30 pm BCMS: COLT training for FFA of cers, 8:00 am KIS: Celebrate Freedom week, Accelerated Reading goal #1, 8:00 am PK/K: Positive behavior support movie reward October 3 Disctict-wide: School Board meeting, 6:30 pm BCMS: After school lab, Volleyball vs Madison, 6 pm PK/K: Celebrate Freedom week October 4 BCHS: Volleyball at Oakleaf, 5 pm, HiQ at Columbia, 4 pm, DCT eld trip to Sally Corporation BCMS: Football vs. Suwannee, 7 pm WES: School advisory council meeting, 8 am PK/K: Kindergarten Baker County Fair eld trip, 10 AM The Baker County High School construction and carpentry students build pump houses, tool sheds, storage buildings, picnic tables, dog houses, bookshelves and much more all at very reasonable prices. 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We hope everyone enjoyed the parade, festival and street dance!A special thanks to the following sponsors for monetary donations:Baker County Board of Commissioners of Florida BUCKLE ME UP, MOM! WERE WORTH PROTECTING.Car crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages 3-14. The Baker County Health Department has car seats available for your child.259-6291 ext. 2252for more information Working Toward WellnessBaker County Health Department480 W. Lowder St., Macclenny, FL 32063 The family of Frances Crockett would like to express its appreciation for Dr. Charles Scarborough for the excellent care he provided to our wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother during her illness these past three and a half years. Dr. Scarborough made numerous home visits due to her condition and was available above and beyond what is considered customary for a doctor. He provided a level of care that far surpassed our ability to ever repay him with thanks or monetary means. Her healthcare coverage would never have been enough to cover all of the time, effort and love he gave to Frances as a patient.Billy Crockett and all the family PHOTO COURTESY OF STEPHANIE WHEELERRetires from business academyBaker County High Schools Career Academy of Business Administration (CABA) celebrated September 21 with administrators, colleagues and friends who joined to honor a legendary educator as she leaves the realms of the classroom and enters into retirement, said CABA faculty member Stephanie Wheeler. Elizabeth Taylor (center) retired after more than 30 years of teaching and many years as the director of CABA. Her CABA students orchestrated The Academy Awards in her honor. At the celebration, she was crowned Mrs. Business Academy by Morgan McDu e (shown at right), presented with a Best Teacher plaque by Kelton Givens and Jeweli King performed Your Hands. Guest speakers included BCHS principal Tom Hill, who was Mrs. Taylors associate, and Dr. Garlon Webb, who pioneered the academy concept for the high school and relinquished its directorship to the honoree. Mrs. Taylors legacy is in nite. She has touched the lives of many students, and peers throughout her tenure, including the current Superintendent Sherry Raulerson, said Ms. Wheeler. BCHS and CABA will surely feel her loss.JOEL ADDINGTONNEWS EDITOR email@example.comFlorida Prepaid College Foundation is sponsoring the Governors Recognition Scholarship essay contest in Baker County this year and soliciting entries from local 7th and 8th graders in the free or reduced lunch program. Baker County was one of three counties selected statewide (in addition to Broward and Sumter counties) for the annual contest now in its fifth year. Students must submit essays about the legacy of a past Florida governor. The author of the winning essay from Baker County will receive a 4-year Florida College Plan that covers tuition, registration fees and local fees for 60 lower division semester credit hours and 60 upper division semester credit hours at a Florida college. The deadline to submit entries is October 14. The winning essay, to be selected by the foundations board of directors, will be chosen based on how well its written and how well the author stays on topic. Theyll also be looking for the authors to show theyve done some research on the governor and the impact they had on Florida, said Maggie Gaby, a foundation spokesperson. Essays should be no more than 500 words. The scholarship contest connects students to a former governor in the state and allows them to gain inspiration to use toward success in their own futures, said board chairman Duane Ottenstroer. By revisiting the states past, students position themselves to receive a life changing reward. Entry forms can be obtained from middle school English teachers or at www.myfoundationessay.com. Essays and entry forms can be submitted through the website or mailed to Florida Prepaid College Foundation, GRS Essay Contest, PO Box 1117, Tallahassee, FL 32302. Winners will be selected in November and scholarships awarded at a school board meeting. The Governors Recognition Scholarship began in 2006 to award at least one child from each county in Florida a full college scholarship. The foundation ganization for the Florida Prepaid College Board and was created in 1990 as a public-private partnership. rfPrizes including four tickets to the St. Augustine Alligator Farm and Zoological Gardens and autographed mini-Miami Dolphins helmets will be raffled off by H.O.P.E. (Helping Our Pets Everyday) at the Baker County Animal Control fair booth. All proceeds will benefit animal control. Call Kim Collinsworth at 615-3047 to donate a prize for the raffle or get more information.rBoy Scout Troop 150 is hosting its second annual silent auction at the county fair to raise funds for its growing troop of 37 scouts. Bids will be taken at the booth through October 8 at 9 pm. For more information, please call Lydia Boldry (904) 535-8162.ntbTesting dates for the FCAT retakes have been established to accommodate former BCHS students who hope to pass the test in order to receive their high school diploma. The FCAT reading test will be given at Career and Adult Education, 523 W. Minnesota Ave., Macclenny, on October 12, at 8:45 am. The FCAT math test is computer-based and will be given on October 13 at BCHS at 8:45 am. All participants must pre-register by calling the BCHS guidance ofSubscribe to our E editionwww.bakercountypress.com We print obituaries with a picture free of charge.
ursday, September 29, 2011 T B C P Page 15 PHOTOS BY JESSICA PREVATT AND JOEL ADDINGTONAbove is Cam Blanton, daughter of Emily Taber, who was rec ognized at the sesquicentennial for her contributions to local history. Below are images from the morning parade surrounding Alicia White, 10, of Jacksonville, in period dress. She is the great granddaughter of late Macclenny WWII veteran Elgin Barnes, who was honored at the celebration as well for his military service.PHOTOS BY JOEL ADDINGTON AND JUD JOHNSONAbove is Sara Beth Gerard singing the National Anthem during the events opening ceremony. At the top of the page, pictured from left to right, are Steve Branch and Dean Scallan with their guitarist Luther. Branch & Dean headlined the days musical entertainment, leaving the stage about 9:30 pm before the reworks that closed the all-day aair. Go to www.bakercountypress.com for more photos and video from the sesquicen tennial. Commemorative DVDs will be available soon. Call 259-2400 to reserve a copy.150th festivities span morning into night
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That quickly faded as the antagonists pummeled the home team for four straight touchdowns, leaving the audience devastated and silent. Then came intermission a long, protracted intermission as the rain and lightning that forced the games cancellation on Friday came back to haunt the stage like Prince Hamlets ghost. In the second act, our heroes began the dramatic comeback that saw them strap on their arlike Shakespeares Henry Vs famous band of brothers. But there were pitfalls, in the guise of seven turnovers and injuries to key actors. Jeremy Wannamaker went down, leaving the Cats without an experienced kicker. Kendrick Singleton was injured late in the game when he was needed the most. Like all Shakespearean tragedies, this one ended heroically, but without the heroes winning. But like great drama, they learned a lot about character in the loss. This was a game the Wildcats needed if they hope to win the district and advance into the playoffs, and it looked like they had positioned themselves perfectly. On the first play of the game, Thomas Sirk hit Singleton on a post pattern for a 74-yard touchdown scamper and a 7-0 lead. From then to the end of the half it was a comedy of errors for BCHS. Clay coach Josh Hoekstra ing for the game and owes Trinity coach Verlon Dorminey a case of his favorite adult beverage. Trinity showed Clay the Wildcats weakness against the run and they exploited it for the whole Joe Cooper, Clays top running half, running for 146 yards on 28 carries. Though not a big runner, he has a punishing Maurice Jones-Drew style and is very hard to bring down. Four times Cooper and quarterback Hunter Alexander guided the Blue Devils down the field into scoring position. Once Cooper did the honors and the other three scores went to his backup Francie Emile. On their side of the ball, the Wildcats continued to under perform. They moved the ball well turnovers and went into intermission trailing 28-7. Wildcat coach Ryan Sulkowski and his staff didnt get to where they are without knowing a thing or two about re-shaping a football game. At the half, which was extended by a lightning delay, they made all the adjustments they needed defensively to plug the hole Cooper was scampering through. The revitalized BCHS defense would hold the Blue Devils scoreless in the second half. The entire Wildcat defense stepped up one or two levels the second half but defensive end CeCe Jefferson and senior linebacker Rickie Tharpe went even farther, harassing Alexander and stopping Cooper and Emile cold. half within sight of the goal before the sky lit up with lightning and both teams went back to the locker room. When they came out 45 minutes later, BCHS drove in for a 3-yard Sirk plunge. half, Wannamaker, one of the best kickers in the area, went out with an injury and Roland Gaskins pulled the extra point wide. Wannamakers absence would come back to haunt BCHS. The defense rose up and stopped the Blue Devils again and again and the offense responded. But errant throws and fumbles hung over the Cats like the dark clouds. Two third-quarter drives were quashed by fumbles, and while the Wildcats were able to stop Clay, the clock kept ticking. Clay was also not immune to miscues, with four fumbles of its own. The Wildcats took advantage of one of those and Sirk found Gaskins, who had been trying to get his attention, for a big gain. The receiver ran in for the score and Singleton converted the two-pointer to narrow the gap to 21-28. The Cats took advantage of another Clay fumble and another key strike to Gaskins to move into scoring position. Sirk scrambled on fourth down to the 1-yard line and drove it in on a quarterback sneak to cut the score to 27-28. Had Wannamaker been available, the Wildcats would have probably taken the extra point to tie the game. Had Singleton not been injured in the fourth quarter, he would have been the obvious target, but instead they tried a pitch-out to Falon Lee. Lee bobbled it and that was just enough for Clay to smother him and seal the win. The loss means that BCHS will have to run the table in the last three district games, includNovember 4 with currently undefeated Bishop Kenny. This drama has a sequel. Lightning might have postponed the Wildcat game against Clay until Monday, but past and future opponents were on the field and heres a look at how some of the opposition did on Friday night. kickers as Creekside defeated the Cats next opponent, Palatka 9-3. The conditions were awful and neither team could manage much offense. the season, Forrest defeated Terry Parker 32-14 behind two Jordan Mixson runs. Mixson scored from 63 yards out to shock the Indians. Eric Stokes hit Tyrell Mitchell as the Rebels went up to an early 12-0 lead. the season as they scraped out a 26-22 win over Fleming Island. A safety on Fleming Island quarterback Dante Roberts with under two minutes to go secured the win. The Bulldogs went up 24-7, but Fleming Island woke up midway through the third period and almost completed the comeback for what would have been an historic win. Paxon 54-15. The Crusaders remain undefeated and have looked very dangerous in the early going. It has to be tough to be a Palatka Panther this year. This storied program is suffering at an 0-3 record to start the season. Its not for lack of effort because all three games have been close with the Panthers losing in overtime to Creekside in their district opener. But things just go from bad to worse as they come to Macclenny on Friday, September 30 to take on the Wildcats. Granted they didnt play a tough, hardnosed football game on Monday night and the Cats did, but the Wildcats at home are never a pleasant prospect for an opposing team. Just ask Trinity. This is a down year for a team that isnt used to down years. Defensively, the Panthers are impressive. They held a Creekside team that beat Ridgeview 39-33 to Theyve kept games close for the offense. Its the offense thats sputtered. Coach Kyle Rice has tried to shake things up. He switched out quarterbacks against Ridgeview, taking out Hunter Cribbs and putting DeCarr Smith behind center with little success. They have only managed one touchdown in three games when Smith ran the ball in from short distance against Ridgeview. Smith is their top rusher with 173 yards for the season. Theyve had little success on the ground or through the air, averaging under 100 yards rushing per game and well under 100 passing. Theyve had trouble holding on to the ball and no one besides the kicker has really been a standout on offense. When you have a stout defense however, it can cover a multitude of sins. Linebacker Leroy Owens at 5, 210 pounds, has been a standout. He had 17 fensive back Ira Robinson tackles well and is strong 250 pound defensive end Leonard Wright have also stood out. The Cats have an opportunity against the Panthers but they are going up against a big, strong defense that will come in to the game with something to prove. The question mark for BCHS is whether four days of rest after a tough game against Clay will be enough. Player of the Week #3 Unsung Hero of the Week #3 Richard Tharpe LBRickie Tharpe was solid all night against Clay making tackles and providing consistent pressure to the opposing o ense.Malone Hadley WRMalone Hadley is a senior wide receiver and defensive back. Hadley makes a lot of little plays each week which contribute to the Wildcats success. He is a team player. www.ferreirafuneralservices.com www.burkinschevy.com PHOTOS BY JUD JOHNSONAbove: Jeremy Wannamaker on the carry. At left: Kendrick Singleton catches a touchdown pass.