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rrfntbrfbfrfrr 82nd Year, Vol. 33 Winner of 7 state awards for journalism excellence in 2010 75 DECEMBER 15, 2011THURSDAY T B C P JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR email@example.comBaker County had the highest teen birth rate in the region and the state in 2010, but last week the Northeast Florida Teen Pregnancy Task Force released a plan for bringing the rate down. Sixty-three teen agers here gave birth last year, which accounted for 18 percent of all the births in Bak er County, statis tics from the Flor ida Department of Health show. That led to a teen birth rate of 78.5 the highest in Florida. The teen birth rate represents the number of births to females ages 15 to 19 per 1000 females of that age group. The teen birth rate statewide in 2010 was 32.8 per 1000. Regionally and in Duval County, teens accounted for 9.5 percent of all births, according to Teen Pregnancy in Northeast Florida, A Plan for Community Action from the task force, which counts among its 15 members two tor Sue Murphy and the school districts Marcheta Crews. Teen births in St. Johns County were 6.6 percent of all births, in Nassau County they were 12.6 percent and in Clay County 9.6 percent, the plan states. We need a change in the culture so that its not ta boo to talk about sex, so its not taboo to talk about pre vention, said county health department director Kerry Dunlavey at the December 7 press conference in Jacksonville to unveil the ac tion plan. We need to have that message that its an easy conversation, not a difshould shy away from. The plan is the result of a yearlong, regional effort to study teen pregnancy by soliciting in put from public and private healthcare pro fessionals, school districts, organi zations that focus on teen and child health, and teens themselves, in cluding a group from Sanderson last fall. And while statistics show the teen birth rate has been dropping in the last two decades, that doesnt necessarily mean fewer teens are getting pregnant, the plan points out. Estimates from the Guttmacher Institute, which tracks abortion trends na tionally and by state, indicate about 45 percent of all teen pregnancies in Flor ida result in miscarriages or abortions and births make up the remainder, the plans introduction states. Using the institutes estimates, the task force surmised that the teen pregnancy rate in Northeast Florida to be 66.3 per 1ooo females age 15 to Dean is in, Adkins out on new legislative district mapsSee page 4 SUV hits parked car before crashing into fast food restaurant See page 2 ONLINE POLL RESULTSShould county commissioners close Barber Road?84.3% No 15.7% Yes JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR firstname.lastname@example.orgTwo men with criminal his tories in Baker County face fel ony drug charges connected to a meth lab discovered in Bald win on December 7 when state Cody Eugene Hodges. Mr. Hodges, 23, was serving six months on house arrest, to be followed by a year on proba tion, at the time of his arrest at the Hawkins Motel, 275 E. US 90. The sentence was imposed November 8 after he pleaded no contest to a grand theft charge from last May. The state dropped counts of criminal mischief and bur glary as part of the plea pact. The Jacksonville Sher responded to the motel about 9:30 am after probation and parole personnel saw drug par aphernalia in plain view inside Mr. Hodges motel room, ac cording to a statement released by JSO. The investigation revealed that suspects Hodges and [Jus tin Wade] Hendrix were oper ating a meth lab inside one of the hotel rooms, the statement reads. Mr. Hendrix, 32, also has a criminal history in Baker Coun ty. Court records show he re ceived three months probation in July, 2010 for driving on a suspended license and later vi olated the terms of that proba tion. Mr. Hodges was released from county jail last August af ter serving a one-year sentence for cocaine sale and possession in May, 2010. That sentence came after he violated a previous probation for driving on a suspended li cense and marijuana possession in Au gust, 2009. Baker County court records also indicate Mr. Hodges lived in Macclenny and later in Bald win, while Mr. Hendrix resided in Bryceville. At the Baldwin motel room, ephedrine, hypodermic needles and various chemicals used in manufacturing methamphet amines, JSO reported. The total bond for both men was set at $52,509 each $25,003 on the charge of pos session of amphetamines with intent to sell, $25,003 on the charge of possession of chemi cals with intent to manufacture a controlled substance and $2503 on the charge of posses sion of drug paraphernalia, Du val County court records show.JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR email@example.comSix convenience stores were caught selling alcohol, chewing tobacco or both to minors dur ing a buy-bust operation last week by the sheriffs depart ment and the Florida Division of Alcohol and Tobacco. Three sheriffs investigators and an agent from the state office sent a 15-year-old and 17-year-old to as many local stores as possible on Decem ber 6 to purchase the products, BCSO chief investigator Maj. Chuck Brannan said this week. Florida law prohibits the sale of alcohol to persons un der 21 years of age and the sale of tobacco products to persons younger than 18. Violating the law is a misdemeanor and re against the clerks who sold the products. The owner and clerk of the Citgo gas station at US 90 and Interstate 10 near Olustee, Yong I. Andzeiczak, was cited last week for after selling beer and tobacco to one of the teens. Maj. Brannan said it was the third time shes been cited, the most recent coming last Febru ary, and thus, she faces a man estimated to be $1500. Two male teens who pulled up to one of the stores targeted in the operation smelling like marijuana were also handed ci tations, according to Maj. Bran nan. He said a 17-year-old from Glen St. Mary was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of tobacco by a mi nor. The second male, 16, was also charged with tobacco pos session. Both suspects had cigars with them, Maj. Brannan said. The other clerks cited for selling alcohol or tobacco to mi nors last week: Macclenny Mart at the south west corner of US 90 and SR 121 was cited for selling both products. Raceway on Woodlawn Road was cited for selling both prod ucts. Fastway on Woodlawn Road A Macclenny man died in the pre-dawn hours of December 7 when his motorcycle struck a deer in west Nassau County. Justin Pugh, 31, was ejected from his eastbound 2007 Harley-Davidson when it col lided with the animal on CR 108 about 6 miles west of US 301. The Florida Highway Pa trol said he was on his way to work at the time and died at the scene. The collision killed the deer also. Mr. Pugh moved to Mac clenny seven years ago from Wichita Falls, Texas, according to his obituary. His funeral and burial took place in Green Cove Springs on December 12. Cody Hodges Justin Hendrix rffAbove, health depart ment director Kerry Dunlavey speaks at a press conference last week to release a com combat teen pregnanthe quotes gathered during teen listening tours conducted to bet ter understand what teens think about sex and pregnancy. We need a change in the culture so that its not taboo to talk about sex, so its not taboo to talk about preven tion. We need to have that message that its an easy conversation to have, not a dicult one ...Kerry DunlaveyBaker County Health Department director See page 4 See page 4 KELLEY LANNIGAN | FEATURES firstname.lastname@example.orgBaker County Friends of Instrumental Arts held its annual Breakfast with Santa event at the middle school cafeteria December 10. Steve Gaylord, who heads the groups board of direc tors. The breakfast showcases the middle school and high school bands. Breakfast With Santa is designed as a familyfriendly event and this years program highlights in cluded childrens photos with Santa Claus starring PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGANBand directors Mike Warren, left, and Matthew Jernigan with Santa (Vinnie Ferreira). See page 2Boys basketball snags rst win over Crescent City at home See page 13
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Its getting a second chance to win a gift a day!Beginning December 13 dine with us during lunch from 11 a.m. 4 p.m and/or dinner from 4 10 p.m. and receive a ticket each time you purchase a meal. 2 CHANCES TO WIN We will draw a ticket from lunch and another at dinner.Tues. Thurs. drawings will be at 4 p.m. and 10 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 4 p.m. & 11 p.m. One entry per person per meal. You do not need to be present to win. Tickets are good for one day only. WONDERFUL PRIZES : Telescopes, PS3, XBox, Battery Operated Motorcycles, Jewelry & Much More! MERRY CHRISTMAS! COME ON IN,enjoy the evening entertainment& great Italian cuisine with family and friends. KARAOKE BEGINS AT 7:30 P.M. NIGHTLY!! PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGANTahoe crashes into McDonalds on 121This Chevrolet Tahoe backed into another vehicle in the parking lot on the north side of McDonalds on South 6th St. in Macclenny about 1 pm on December 13 before crashing into the restaurant building, according to Sgt. Bill Starling of the sheri s department. Driver Fay Hodges was leaving when she reversed and struck a parked Jeep Compass. The Tahoe then pulled away from the Jeep, and for an unknown reason traveled across a raised curb and shrubs before hitting the building. Ms. Hodges, 75, of Macclenny sustained minor facial injuries. The owner of the Jeep, JoAnn Cannon, 56, of Glen Ellyn, Illinois, was not injured. Ms. Cannon stopped at the McDonalds en route to Fort Lauderdale. She was inside the restaurant when the incident occurred. I didnt even know my car was involved until I was getting in my car to leave and one of the restaurant employees came up and told me, she said. Sgt. Starlings o cial report had not been led as of late Tuesday, but sheri s o ce operations chief Maj. Gerald Gonzalez said charges against Ms. Hodges are pending.Vinnie Ferreira as the guy in the red suit. A fun moment occurred when high school band director Mike Warren and middle school band director Matthew Jernigan surprised Santa by posing on his lap for a photo together. Kids also got a chance to chat and have photos made with Taylor Hartley, former Baker County High School majorette and current majorette for the University of Florida. Christmas movies were showing in the auditorium for anyone wanting to take them in and there were also chances to win lots of door prizes. Members of the BCFIA group and other volunteers served breakfast featuring sausage, bacon, eggs, biscuits, gravy, a fresh fruit bar, juice auditorium for a chance to hear guest speaker Alan Gary, a drum major in the University of Florida marching band. He spoke about the opportunities that participating in band can provide and encouraged current middle school band students to follow through with their music to high school and beyond. Being in the band provides you a great opportunity for personal development, teamwork and leadership skills, he told the audience. Not to mention the chance to travel. Band members from both schools performed several holiday selections, but before starting, the BCFIA presented the middle school with brand new instrument a xylophone. Mr. Jernigan admitted to the challenge and the fun of assembling the instrument prior to the concert. Both he and Mr. Warren expressed their gratitude for organizations like the BCFIA. Im delighted about coming into a community like this where there is such a strong support group for the school band program. Its a perfect experience for a new teacher and I feel really lucky. And I think the middle school band program is in good hands, said Mr. Warren.PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGANSpecial guests Taylor Hartley and Alan Gary From page 1A 13-year-old male student at Baker County Middle School was arrested on December 9 for selling marijuana to one student in the cafeteria and attempting to sell it to another. Campus deputy Allen Markley and school officials were tipped off about noon that the student approached a 14-year-old male student. The suspect was pulled from his classroom and initially denied having anything illegal, and vice-principal Gary Pelham then found two small baggies with marijuana inside and three empty baggies. Deputy Markley said they then questioned the student that the suspect allegedly approached in the cafeteria and he said he declined to purchase it. A third male student, 15, admitted buying marijuana from the suspect but said he flushed it down a toilet when informed that the suspect had been taken to the front office. He said he paid $5 for the pot. The suspect was booked at county jail for felony sale of drugs at a school and misdemeanor possession. He was released to his grandfather.rf Online C CLet people know whats going onpost your special event online bakercountypress.com
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Letters are welcome, but must contain the signature of the writer, a telephone number and city of residence. Letters must re ect opinions and statements on issues of current interest to the general public.The newspaper reserves the right to reject any material which in the newspapers judgement does not meet standards of publication. CONTACT US By phone at 904.259.2400 or by fax at 904.259.6502. You can stop by our o ce located at 104 S. Fifth Street, Mac clenny, FL or mail your submission to PO Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063. We are available online at www.bakercountypress.comT B C PPage3DECEMBER 15, 2011 Publisher James C. McGauley email@example.comMANAGING EDITOR Joel Addington firstname.lastname@example.org ADVERTISING/PRODUCTION Jessica Prevatt email@example.com FEATURES Kelley Lannigan firstname.lastname@example.org FEATURES/COMMENT/SPORTS Robert Gerard BUSINESS MANAGER Karin Thomas email@example.com CLASSIFIEDS & TYPESETTING Stacy Hott classi firstname.lastname@example.org This newspaper is printed on recycled paper. T B C Pusps 040-280Post O ce Box 598 Macclenny, FL 32063 (904) 259-2400 The Baker County Press is published each Thursday by Baker County Press, Inc. Periodicals postage paid under permit issued December 30, 1929 at the post o ce in Macclenny, Florida.SUBSCRIPTION RATES $25.00 a year inside Baker County; $35.00 a year outside Baker County; deduct, $1.00 for persons 65 years of age or older, military personnel on active duty outside Baker County, and college students living outside Baker County. POSTMASTER: send address changes to The Baker County Press, P.O. Box 598, Macclenny, FL. 32063. The closing of the Olustee post office, the smallest of four in Baker County, is a harbinger of what we can expect in the future as the nations mail carrier deals with massive deficits in the face of electronic messaging and bloated personnel costs. The fact that the United States Postal Service also has to deal with overly generous retirement costs that it cant meet is nothing new. Government agencies (though the USPS is technically independent under control of Congress) both large and small are realizing they are in over their heads in obligations to present and past workers. Its another example of why public servants should not be able to collectively bargain with management on wages and pensions. The taxpayers are management in reality, and they have no seat at the bargaining table. But those troubling realities are for another day. For the time being, no one knows how the USPSs efforts to erase a $14 billion operating deficit (on a budget of more than $70 billion) this year will affect the remaining three Baker County post offices. Already, the rural routes that once ran out of Glen St. Mary have been folded into those already run from the Macclenny office, the countys largest. That leaves the Glen office standing alone as a place for post office box patrons and counter service operating on reduced hours. Out in Sanderson, operation hours have been reduced also, but the rural routes continue and the office will absorb those of Olustee. For counter service and post office boxes, Olustee patrons will be directed to Sanderson (or Lake City). Olustee is a contract office run out of a small building off US 90 rather than a free-standing USPS office leased from a private owner as is the case with the remaining three (the county owns the Macclenny property). Its closing wont mean much in the overall downsizing picture, but it means something to the people who use it every day. The office, as its postmaster pointed out in last weeks edition of The Press, is a community hub. Its where people go to find out whats going on in Olustee. Youll see this played out in small towns across the landscape; theyll be the first cut and the smaller they are, the more theyll be missed by the people they serve. USPS, under intense pressure from Congress, said last week it will close more than 250 mail processing centers and lay off 30,000 workers to stanch the flow of red ink. With the number of mail pieces (an estimated 78 billion this year) expected to fall by half before 2020, the initial layoffs and closing are just the beginning. Its no stretch to see a Baker County in 2020 with one post office remaining. Or perhaps in small counties like ours the USPS would revert to a private contractor to maintain post office boxes, run rural routes, sell stamps and accept packages. The postal service also created a stir last week when it announced that it will no longer guarantee next-day delivery of first class mail. That will no doubt push people more toward electronic bill paying, messaging and invoicing making the situation worse for USPS. Circumstances seem to be hastening the demise of one of the nations time-honored institutions, not to mention what it will likely do to industries like greeting cards. A USPS spokesperson interviewed for the article in last weeks edition couldnt shed much light on what might happen to the remaining offices in Baker County. The agency simply doesnt know quite yet, but surely those decisions are being made somewhere up the chain. Will it mean that this time next year well only have two or one post office operating in Baker County? Hopefully not, but the prospects beyond that time frame, well, dont look so hot. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR We turned to Facebook last week to uncover how readers felt about the possible closure of Barber Road. We asked them whether it should be closed, and why or why not. Heres what they had to say ...Jason Knabb: Yes, the tra c is terrible. Christina Carter: If they close that road that has been there forever, what road will be next? Katherine Tidwell: If they are going to continue using county funds to maintain it then no. If they are going to close the road because it is considered private then the county needs to stop maintaining it just like every other private road in the county. Matthew Barfield: Walmart should help with the maintenance. Isnt that where most of the tra c is going? Shirley-Winston Sapp: This problem is the result of Walmart. Hopefully a lesson has been learned and the city and county will now require paved roads and sidewalks. rrrfDear Editor: The city and county are trying to come up with viable solutions to increase revenue without dipping further into reserves. Baker County has several utility companies that pay profits back to owners and shareholders. There are three power companies, three phone companies and a gas company that use public rights-of-way to place their lines without cost to them. Taxpayers pay taxes yearly and are also required to get permits to make improvements to their property. If utility companies pay franchise frees, why not require them to get permits to place lines on public land for improvements or additions? They could be charged by the foot or type of construction. Instead of Commissioner Mike Crews trying to enact additional fees on taxpayers for rescue and police, why not look to utility companies that make a Larry Burns MacclennyDear Editor: A number of years ago, Fraser Hospital made the decision to no longer participate as a provider in the retired military TriCare Prime medical insurance program. As a result, unless it is a lifethreatening emergency, anyone covered under Tricare Prime now has to travel 25 or more miles to receive urgent care. Over the last few years, my husband and I have had to go to a Jacksonville hospital ER or the Solantic/Avencia clinics in Jacksonville for injuries such as broken bones, lacerations requiring stitches, sprains etc. It is pretty painful to travel 38 miles to the hospital with a broken foot, and extremely aggravating to know that less than the local county hospital that refuses to treat me as a provider with my insurance company. Part of my county taxes go to support this hospital, but I cant use it. Why are we supporting a hospital that refuses to accept the insurance of many of its county residents?Debra Milner MacclennyJim McGauley First of all, thank you to all those folks who told me they hoped I felt better after last weeks column about slogging through a bad cold. Im just glad that many people read my column. Im always a little amazed by that. I write them every week, but Im always a little surprised that people take the time to read them. This week is a hodgepodge of a bunch of stuff Ive been wondering about. Nothing just jumps out as fodder for a full column, but there are plenty of odds and ends banging around in my head and occasionally I just have to clear them out to make way for more. Broadway in Baker Christmas show this weekend, I stepped backstage to deliver a message to one of the actors. In the darkness I was greeted with this eerie glow. At least five of my actors were staring at their cell phone screens as they waited to go on for the next scene. Ive noticed that phenomenon a lot cell phone glow. It seems no matter where you look people are on cell phones. Most of them arent talking on them either. I understand talking on the phone when you need to tell someone something, but most of these people arent doing that. Many of them arent even texting so what are they doing? Cell phones are so sophisticated that it could be anything playing games, paying bills, watching a movie or television show, or launching nuclear missiles aimed at Turkmenistan. Before someone launches squadrons of Angry Birds in my direction, its not that Im a complete old geezer stuck in the dark ages of Compaq computers and dial phones. Im not. I just dont think my smart phone should be smarter than me. I dont own a smart phone and I dont want one. My phone can barely text and thats fine with me because I only have six or seven people I call anyway. I grew up reading science fiction by people like Issac Asimov and Phillip K. Dick about scary machines taking over our lives. As I watch commercials for the Android 4G and the iPhone, I start to wonder if they were right. Machines wont take over our lives by force with big honking robots marching down the street zapping everyone. Nope, theyll take over our lives with millions of fun apps purchased at the app store that we wont be able to live without. Last year we lost cell phone service at the high school for a couple of hours and it was like the apocalypse. People were frantic that they couldnt contact their friends by text despite the fact that their friends were sitting 20 feet away. They could have talked to them without raising their voice but preferred staring at the screen. Go figure. I suppose I cant complain too much. I am writing this on a computer and will e-mail it to The Press without leaving my seat. er day they showed an interesting feature on the Italian Swiss Colony, those people known for Swiss cake rolls, summer sausage, ribbon candy and cheese that people send out for Christmas. I didnt know they were around any more. My grandma used to send us those gift baskets from Italian Swiss Colony. I ate the cake rolls, admired the beauty but never ate the ribbon candy, and ignored the summer sausage. For good reason. It was December. Why did I want to eat sausage made in the summer? Im sure Ive eaten summer sausage in the time since, but I dont know anyone who would consider that as the main focus of a gift. Who are these people who give us summer sausage? Do we have Amish relatives who think apple butter and fruitcake make good gifts? I believe that there are only about 120 summer sausages and fruitcakes in the world at any one time and they just keep getting re-gifted. Most of them were made in 1983 and have been making the rounds ever since. Heres how it works. Somebody gets a fruitcake from Aunt May and then immediately re-gifts it to Uncle Bud, who opens it, frowns and sends it in the mail to his cousin Fred. Fred boxes it up with a nice summer sausage someone gave him and sends it down the line. Thats right summer sausage and fruitcake is the holiday equivalent of a chain letter. Im surprised that there isnt a fruitcake and summer sausage app for the iPhone so you can eliminate the middle man. Now theres an idea. ROBERT GERARD r fntb n tbAs simple as an e-mail.....If you have any information you think we need to know, send it to:email@example.com gotcommentscomplaintssuggestionsstory ideas
Page 4 T B C P ursday, December 15, 201119. The task force hopes to reduce the regions teen birth rate with venting teen pregnancy and de tailed in the plan, including en to adolescent healthcare, curb ing repeat teen pregnancy using changes in state law that prohibit lessons on contraception in pub lic schools. conversation on the need to the change the state statute that pret and co-chair of the task force. ing sure parents are prepared issues with their teens is just as stressed. around us, its hard for us to talk tive director of the Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition, which convened and supported that local agencies could really Ms. Brady pointed to a pro source available for parents to day. Another strategy outlined in the 48-page plan, one that task suited to Baker County, is the use ly for churches and other faithA staffer at the Nassau Coun the region, Ms. Brady said. The preventing teen pregnancy. This has really brought for ward an issue thats in Northeast Florida, but really in the rural lavey while thanking the task force and Healthy Start for its ef County.JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR firstname.lastname@example.org in recent weeks by the Florida House and Senate redistricting district, and surprisingly, inside fered his constituents here an during the annual state legislager represent Baker County after the 2012 election cycle. tee released its proposed district edly shocked and pleased by the been following the redistricting Crenshaws district. The Florida House and Senate both have re leased Congressional district less clear in the seven proposed countys representative in Wash tains all but the southeast corner of the county inside his district. however, show Baker County in portions of others. were not asked for their input on if she had her way, she wouldve kept her district as it is today. Adkins last week. They were drawn by staff to the best of their was asked what they wanted. At as possible, all while protecting When asked whether she be of the redistricting process, she en. I care deeply for the people certainly worked hard to repre sent these counties and fought way, we would keep the district taken an oath to uphold the con stitution and the people spoke in sau County southwest to Baker County before turning south and ty, Bradford County and a por tion of Clay County. County would likely end up in the Baker County spoke very clearly that they wanted to re good thing is that both of those kins. was cited for selling chewing to bacco. for selling chewing tobacco. son was cited for selling chewing tobacco. Residential & Commercial Fiberglass Batts & Blown products New construction & room additions Crawl spaces & attics Spray Foam Insulation Open Cell & Closed Cell products Radiant Barrier Insulation Rolled Foil & Radiant Paint Sell and install a complete line of garage doors Fix broken springs & motors CALL FOR A FREE QUOTE334-8285 | 259-964610058 Donnie Moran Rd., Glen St. Mary, FL 32040 email@example.com | Owner: Geoffry Moran www.moraninsulation.com24 Hour Garage Door Repair COUNTRY FEDERALCREDIT UNION Get yourPLATINUM VISA Earn REWARD Points NO ANNUAL FEE 6 months 0% APR on balance transfers**With approved credit. See a customer service representative to sign up today! www.countryfcu.com 7.24% APR Rooks General Store 121 N. in St. George, Ga ~ 912-843-2552 COPENHAGEN & SKOAL$3.79 can ~~ $16.99 a roll Timberwolf$1.49can Longhorn/Redman Snuff/Kayak99 canTennessee Chew & JD Brand$1.99 pouchMarlboro Special Blend/72s$34.99 ctn.Stokers Tub/ Stokers Chew$10.99Pall Mall $27.99 ctn. CHECK OUT OUR CIGARETTE SPECIALS May you enjoy a peaceful and satisfying holiday surrounded by glad tidings and the ones you love. Your trust in us fills us with pride, and your friendship fills us with joy.Dennis, Karen, Alexis, Isabella104 E. MACCLENNY AVE. | MACCLENNY, FL | 259 wishes you Seasons GreetingsSelect the tree of your choice and cut it fresh from the eld of beautifully shaped Cedar, Leyland Cypress and Carolina Sapphire Bow saws are furnishedRUDOLPHSChristmas Tree Farm Open 7 days a week on Hwy. 125 North of Glen St. Mary Watch for signs From page 1 rfnt From page 1 Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm NO EXCEPTIONS!
ursday, December 15, 2011 T B C P Page 5 MIKE ANDERSONPRESS STAFF Good fences make good neighbors is a mid-17th Century proverb also quoted in a Robert Frost poem nearly 100 years ago. It still holds true today, even in Baker County. Nobody ever complained about James Millers goats until a few of them escaped through a hole in his fence and invaded a neighbors flower garden off Chestnut Road, which prompted a complaint to the county. Since the recent garden mishap just north of Interstate 10 between Macclenny and Glen St. Mary, Mr. Miller has mended his fence and his relationship with the neighbor who complained. After the complaint was filed, Miller that he was in violation of the zoning code by having a horse and six goats on his property without a required special use permit. petition with the county seeking the permit and permission to acquire more goats and horses, plus a mule, 25 chickens and two pigs on his 8.6-acre parcel in a sparsely-populated residential neighborhood. This is not for commercial hearing before the Land Planning Agency [LPA] on the evening of December 8. Rather, he said, the animals would all be pets. He said he understood why the neighbor complained after three of his goats got loose and were that wont happen again now that the fence has been repaired. Mr. Millers petition was conditionally granted 3-1, following a lengthy discussion, during which the only objections came from LPA board member Larry PorterMr. Miller wanted to keep on his land with limited shelter space and the potential for future complaints about offensive odors. Youd have to use a shoe horn to get them all in the (barn) also noted that the board had recently turned down a request for a dog kennel in a rural neighborhood near Sanderson because of a concern about offensive odors, He suggested that adding that horses, a mule, goats, chickens and pigs would surely smell as bad, or worse, than dogs. Board chairman Pat Collier reminded Mr. Porterfield that denial of the dog kennel request was also based on the fact that the proposed kennel would have been a commercial enterprise and that the dogs probably would have become a noisy nuisance. The Miller residence is one of four dwellings on his property, which includes three occupied rental trailers, abutting the Turkey Creek Retreat Unit Three subdivision. The parcel, which also contains two barn-type structures and a chicken pen, is near the western end of George Hodges Road and has frontage and access on the unpaved portion of Chestnut Road. In addition to a fence around his property, his land is crossfenced to allow him to contain the animals in particular areas. Most of the time, Mr. Miller said, they will remain on three acres of pasture land on the western end of the parcel where there are no dwellings, though occasionally he will allow them to roam loose in the whole yard, about six acres. To allay any concerns about pigs getting loose and damaging neighbors yards, Mr. Miller said he had never raised a pig and probably never would get one even though the permit allows up to two. But if he does, he said, he would secure them in an area surrounded by an electric fence to make sure they couldnt escape. He said he had talked to all the neighbors in the vicinity of his property, including the lady who had complained about his stray goats, and that 11 had signed his petition in favor of the permit. Mr. Miller got most of what he requested but not everything. additional horses and one mule, the LPA board told him he could nation he chose. The county zoning code limits the number of of land zoned for residential use. In other business, the LPA board discussed a proposed ordinance recommended by the Planning and Zoning Department to allow large tracts of land to be divided any number of times into individual parcels 20 acres or larger without being subject to subdivision regulations. Planning and Zoning Director Ed Preston said the proposal could encourage the development of new homes on properties made more marketable by eliminating costly subdivision requirements, such as platting and paving roads. Baker County has about 140,000 acres of timberlands held in a very few ownerships, Mr. Preston said, and dividing these large tracts more than once, under current land development criteria, technically trips subdivision regulations. This ordinance is designed to allow these large tracts to be divided any number of times, Mr. Preston said, as long as the resulting parcels are at least 20 acres in size and each new parcel has direct access to an existing paved or unpaved county road. Currently, the county allows two kinds of subdivisions: large developments with dozens or hundreds of small lots on paved roads and served by water and sewer utilities, and those with 10acre lots on privately-owned dirt roads. According to a staff report submitted to the LPA board, the proposed ordinance lies somewhere in the middle. This proposed ordinance claims middle ground between the one extreme of prohibiting more than one division of a large tract unless roads are created and platting requirements are met, the staff report said, and the other extreme of 10-acre exempt lots on new private unpaved roads. The new 20-acre and larger parcels are expected to continue to be used as timberland and support single-family residences with minimal impacts to the existing dirt roads, the report said. John Kennedy, a retired banker representing a group of property owners with about 35,000 acres of timberland in Baker County, spoke in favor of the proposed ordinance at the LPA meeting. Eliminating platting requirements would make development of land more feasible, he said. Everybodys trying to spur a little bit of growth, Mr. Kennedy said, adding that the proposed ordinance would make it a little easier to sell land for development in todays restrictive economy. It would give you more opportunity, he said. Theres still no demand. After discussing the issue for nearly an hour, the LPA postponed action on the proposal until next month because the ordinance did not accompany the staff report. Mr. Preston said the ordinance language had not been drafted completely but would be ready for the next presentation.LAND PLANNING AGENCY ATTORNEYDavid P. Dearingformer Baker County Prosecutor SERIOUS INJURIE S C AUSED BY NEGLIGENCE OF A NOTHER AND C RIMIN A L DEFENSEJ M acclenny 259-1352T oll F ree (888) 211-9451All initial consultations are absolutely free.The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. 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JOEL ADDINGTONNEWS EDITOR firstname.lastname@example.orgThe high schools graduation rate rose 4.3 percent in 2010-11 according to the latest graduation and dropout rates from the Florida Department of Education released December 12. Floridas graduation rate increased modestly by 1.1 percent from 79 percent to 80.1 percent. Here the graduation rate climbed from 75.9 percent in 2009-10 to 80.2 percent for 2010-11. BCHS principal Tom Hill remained optimistic this week that the school will shake its current D grade given the higher graduation rate and better student performance on last years FCAT. I expect to see an improved school grade, but I cant tell you what grade that will be because I simply dont know, he said. But, we will see an improved grade in a week or so. The highest graduation rates in Northeast Florida came from Nassau County (93.8 percent), St. Johns County (92.2 percent) and Union County (92.7 percent). Duval County posted a graduation rate of 71.2 percent, Clay County 82.9 percent and Bradford County 71.6 percent. For the 2008-09 school year, Baker Highs graduation rate was 85.3 percent, the highest rate since the states transition to a new graduation rate formula that excludes General Education Diplomas, or GEDs, in 2005-06. Under the old graduation formula that counted GED recipients as graduates, Baker County graduated 82.8 percent of its students in 2010-11, a jump of 5.5 percent from the previous year. Were very appreciative of our students and teachers. Its something thats absolutely spectacular, Mr. Hill said of the increased graduation rate. He credited the rise to efforts made in identifying students at a high risk for dropping out and helping them earn enough credits to graduate by taking classes after school. We identify students that are struggling with attendance or grades or behavior. Generally if theyre struggling in one area, theyre struggling in others. But we identify those kids and bring them in and try to get them credit recovery, Mr. Hill said. If we cant get them in the classroom due to absences, we attempt to contact the parents at home and meet with them to discuss what we can do to improve their childs chance of success. The high schools dropout rate for 2010-11, 2.5 percent, remained higher than the statewide rate of 1.9 percent. Still, last years dropout rate is 1.3 percent lower than the 2009-10 dropout rate of 3.8 percent. The state also tracks graduation and dropout rates by race. The graduation rate at BCHS for white students was nearly 20 percent higher than the rate for black students in 2010-11. The school graduated 83.3 percent of its white students and 64.3 percent of its black students that year. Meanwhile, 4.3 percent of black students dropped out as did 3.8 percent of the Hispanic student population. Among white students, 2.2 percent dropped out last year.
Page 6 T B C P ursday, December 15, 2011A Macclenny woman returned to a former residence after an absence of nine days to find that nearly $4200 in property she left behind had been stolen. There was no sign of forced entry at the address of Elizabeth Johnson on MLK Dr. but the in terior had been ransacked, according to Deputy Robert Aberly. The victim listed $3000 worth of CDs and DVDs, a fish tank val ued at $175 and a window air conditioner worth $230 among the items taken. She told the of ficer she recently moved from the address and had last been there on November 27. In other residential thefts, three dogs chained up at a resi dence off CR 125 north were ap parently stolen during a 27-hour period ending the afternoon of December 7. Jamie Taylor of Sanderson told Deputy Tony Norman she returned to the residence of her mother about 3:30 pm to dis cover that a red nose pit bull, an American pit bull and a red healer were gone. No value was placed on the animals. ued at $365 belonging to Shane White of Macclenny were taken from his apartment on E. Ohio St. An acquaintance of the vic tim, Reginald Moore of Mac clenny, reported the theft when he returned to the address about 2:20 am. Mr. Moore told Deputy Jacob Satterwhite he misplaced a key given to him by Mr. White and left the apartment unlocked. shoplifting was filed about mid day on December 10 against Dana Taylor, 43, of Gainesville for attempting to shoplift $46 worth of merchandise from Walmart. A store security worker stopped her as she tried to leave without several items she placed in a bag and two cases of beer she concealed under a large bag of dog food. A Middleburg man who was snagged in a set-up drug buy in Macclenny a year ago was sen tenced on December 6 to 20 months in prison. Eric Eddy, 34, will be on house arrest with stricter sanctions as a drug offender for a year follow ing release. Circuit Judge Phyl lis Rosier gave him credit for 279 days he already served in county jail. The sheriffs office used a con fidential informant to set up the by Mr. Eddy and co-defendant Walter Jewell, 33, also of Middle burg, in the Walmart parking lot on December 17, 2010. The defendants paid $1200 for the pills before police closed in and found them in possession of other prescription medication. The state dropped a count of pos session of drugs with intent to sell, and allowed the defendant to plead to possession and purchase of a controlled substance. In other pleas that day, Lavar Chaplin, 22, of Jacksonville ad mitted to violating probation on a 2010 charge of bringing mari and will be in county jail 364 days minus a month already served. The original offense took place in May of last year. contest to grand theft of a phone and jacket from another patron at Macs Liquors in Macclenny in May of this year. Judge Rosier ordered him to followed by a year on probation. 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He is also charged with threatening to kill her with a long-bladed knife that Ms. Ruise said she initially grabbed to keep it away from him. Deputy Robert Aberly said Ms. Ruise had a swollen lip. In other incidents, a criminal complaint for aggravated battery was filed early on December 10 against Octavius Thompson, 23, ny Moring, 30, of Macclenny. Deputy Jacob Satterwhite interviewed Mr. Moring in the emergency room at Fraser Hos pital about 2 am where he was being treated for deep lacerations near his eye and cheek, which he claimed were inflicted during a fight with Mr. Thompson at the Club 229 Juke north of Sander son. Mr. Moring said he was struck with a sharp object during an ar gument over a female. He identi fied the alleged assailant from a photo lineup. rested for domestic battery on erts, 24, of Macclenny after an al leged attack at Ohio and 6th Sts. the afteroon of December 11. Daryl Mobley that the argument turned violent after Mr. Roberts showed up with new girlfriend ing to the 1-year-old daughter he has with Ms. Roberson. Roberts and tore his shirt. The officer said the victims cloth ing was torn and noted scratch marks on his chest. County High School the after noon of December 5 following an attack on a 15-year-old fellow student. The victim told campus dep uty Matt Riegel he was struck several times about the head following an argument that had taken place in the classroom of teacher Gary Cook. Mr. Morris in a subsequent interview admitted to attacking the youth, who he claimed was bullying him. A county deputy employed a Taser gun to subdue borhood after he was stopped for a traffic violation. County for violating probation for grand theft and was driving on a license with four prior suspensions. Deputy Matt Yarborough stopped the 1995 Chev rolet driven by the suspect after observing it stopped in the middle of the roadway on US 90 east of Mac clenny the afternoon of December 5. The deputy moments before passed to the right of the vehicle, believing it was readying a turn into a driveway. He noted in his report that the Chevrolet remained stopped on US 90 for 45 seconds. Deputy Yarborough said he caught up with Mr. Cole as he attempted to scale a yard fence, and used the Taser when the suspect continued to resist after being taken to the ground. In addition to the license and probation viola tions, Mr. Cole was charged with resisting arrest without violence. In other arrests: drunk driving after his swerving 1997 Chevrolet pickup was pulled over on north CR 127 the evening of December 9. Deputy Daryl Mobley said the vehicle descrip tion matched that of a suspect in a domestic distur bance, and he observed the pickup cross the center line and veer off onto the right shoulder before pull ing it over. Mr. Mackey failed field sobriety tests and later at county jail refused to take a breath test. He was also ticketed for a seat belt violation and failure to main tain a single lane. thy Grantham, 46, of Macclenny were arrested for Employees at both the Glen Laundromat and nearby Dollar General store on US 90 told Deputy Randy Davis the two were creating disturbances about 6:30 and walking in the area with open beers. with disorderly conduct at a residence on Lauramore Rd. north of Macclenny. The deputy was called to the address following a disturbance involving the suspect and his girlfriend. erent and refused to calm himself. ner of US 90 and CR 125 in Glen on December 9. Deputy Yarborough learned that he had outstand ing warrants in Duval County for failure to pay child support, and in California for felony probation vio lation. A Hilliard, FL woman told police her purse was looted of between $3900-$4900 while parked near buildings she owns on South 6th St. in Macclenny. Carolyn Wilkie reported the theft on December 5 and told Deputy Jacob Satterwhite it could have occurred in the prior two days. The purse was stored in her unlocked pickup truck and she suspects some day laborers who were employed on a con struction project may be respon sible. Ms. Wilkie said between $3000-4000 and blank checks were inside the purse, and an other $900 in cash and the key to pocket. She told the officer she did not notice the missing money and key until she was balancing her checkbook. In other reports involving ve hicles, Edward Roling of Lake City reported a shotgun valued at $313 was taken from his parked 1995 Jeep between 3-5 pm on December 3. He reported the loss The SUV was parked at a the north county. struck on the passenger side door by what appeared to be a pellet on MLK Dr. in west Macclenny the morning of December 6. Ashley Norman told Deputy Robert Aberly she was return ing to Keller Intermediate School where she works about 9:50 when she heard what sounded like a rock hit the side of the ve hicle. A passenger was seated near by at the time. There was no damage estimate. Chris Walker someone is cutting parts off a wrecked vehicle on her property on Richard Griffis Rd. She named a suspect.rfntbtf rffr fff
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Two persons with her, Lonna Lauramore, 21, and Jason Parish, 25, both of Macclenny, were named in a criminal complaint for petty theft of the tree. In another drug-related ar rest, Casey Lauramore, 19, of Macclenny was charged with misdemeanor possession of a glass smoking pipe. Deputy Jacob Satterwhite said he stopped Mr. Lauramore and a male juvenile companion about 10:45 the evening of December 9 as they walked near Ohio and 8th St. in the north city. The officer said he spotted the pipe inside Mr. Lauramores jacket. PHOTO BY BRAD WEEKSWhiskers raise more than $1300Sheri Joey Dobson presented money raised during the sheris oce annual beard contest and fund raiser earlier this month to JJ Sweet, the lead Baker County advocate for Hubbard House, a Jacksonville-based domestic violence shelter and counseling center. Ocers donated cash for the privilege of growing out their facial hair for the months of October and November. Then the ocers were judged on their beards. Ben Anderson won for best goatee, Buddy Harvey for fullest beard and Kolby Crawford had the neatest beard, in the judges estimation. The event raised $1320 this year, which Ms. Sweet said was the most in the drives nine-year history. Were thankful for the help and support the sheris oce supplies year round, but especially during this time of year, she said.County deputies are looking out for behavior good behavior. Police will be handing out cer price at any Subway Sandwich lo cation to children playing safely on Baker County streets, side walks and parks. Its a promotion called Playin Safe to promote habits like wear ing helmets while biking and us ing crosswalks.The Whispering Pines Home owners Association located off of Miltondale Road will have its annual Christmas Luminaires on Saturday, December 17 beginning at 6 pm. r ffOffenders serving time on house arrest or who otherwise have been ordered by the court to perform community service hours are soliciting opportuni organizations or public agencies vice obligations. Any such organization seek ing to enlist the help of offend ers should contact Chris Thomas at 259-0264 or Steven Jones at 654-8314. A new support group for the parents of children up to toddlerage is planned to begin January 5. The Parents Helping Par ents group from 1-3 pm at the health department, 480 W. Lowder St., will give moms and dads a chance to swap helpful tips about potty training, disci plining, safety and baby cues. The group meetings are free and incentives will available for participating parents, including gifts and snacks. Health depart ment personnel will be on hand for the meetings to offer their suggestions about healthy and safe child development. A lot of learning can occur when you feel comfortable and supported ... Im really excited about that, said Sue Murphy, the Healthy Start coordinator for Baker county. For more information about Parents Helping Parents or to register, call Andrea Birget at 259-8267 ext. 2253. rf ntbbbbtb Advertising Deadline Monday @ 5:00 pm NO EXCEPTIONS! We print obituaries with a picture free of charge. Check it out...bakercountypress.com Subscribe to our E editionwww.bakercountypress.com
CHURCH AND OBITUARY NOTICE INFORMATION Obituaries must be submitted in a timely fashion and have a local connection. Pictures are printed with obituaries free of charge. The newspaper reserves the right to publish photos based on quality. It is requested that all news items be typed or emailed to insure accuracy in print. CONTACT US By phone at 904.259.2400 or by fax at 904.259.6502. You can stop by our oce located at 104 S. Fifth Street, Mac clenny, FL or mail your submission to PO Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063. We are available online at www.bakercountypress.comT B C PPage8DECEMBER 15, 2011 rRobert Rollin Harris, 50, of Lake City died Sunday, Decem ber 11, 2011 at the home of his mother in Lake City following an extended ill ness. He was a native of Starke and had resided in Macclen ny for over 40 years before moving to Lake City ago. He worked as a carpenter in the construction industry most of his life. He was preceded in death by his father Willie James Harris Sr. Survivors include mother Manda Lee (David) Buck of Lake City; step-mother Judy Harris of Macclenny; sister Ja mie Harris of Macclenny; broth ers Jimmy Harris of Lake City, Ronnie Harris and Tommy Star ling, both of Macclenny, Elbert (Wanda) Bryant and Daniel Bryant, both of Tarbo, NC; pet companion Checkers. A graveside service was held at 2 pm Wednesday, December 14 at Oak Grove Cemetery with ing. Guerry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Robert Harris Sanderson Congregational Holiness ChurchCR 127 N., Sanderson, FL Sunday School 10:00 am Morning Worship 11:00 amSunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm Wed. Evening Prayer Serv. 7:30 pmPastor: Oral E. Lyons 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 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 Christian Fellowship TempleConnecting > Growing > ServingDavid Thomas-Senior Pastor Tim ThomasAssociate Pastor Gary Crummey-Youth PastorLooking for a place to plug in?Join us this week!Theres something for every age!Sundays Sunday School10:00 am Sunday Worship11:00 am Evening Worship6:00 pm Wednesdays Wednesday Worship7:00 pm Were located at 251 W. Ohio Ave. Macclenny, FL Check us out on the web! www.christianfellowshiptemple.com DINKINS NEW CONGREGATIONAL METHODIST CHURCHCR 127 N. of Sanderson Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Morning Service 11:00 am Sunday Night Service 6:00 pm Wed. 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Survivors include his loving wife of 52 years Annie Jo Brown of Glen St. Mary; children Glenn (Marie) Brown and Berry (Allison) Brown, both of Glen St. Mary, Keith (Windy) Brown of Moniac, Ga, Lisa Brown (Em mett) Noblitt and Michael (Sunny) Brown, both of Glen St, Mary; brother Larry (Phyl iss) Brown and brotherin-law; Donald Zong.; grandchildren; Chris tina, Gary, Emmett, Jr., Jacklyn, Chrystal, Brian, Heather, Foster, Trenton, Brooke and McKenzie.; great-grandchildren Marissa, Hunter, Elijah, Hallie, Cole and Reese. The funeral service was held on Tuesday December 13 at 11:00 am in Sanderson Congre gational Holiness Church with pastors Oral Lyons and Ronnie ers were Gary Brown, Emmett Noblitt Jr., Brian Brown Jr., Curtis Moates, Foster Brown and Chase Brown. Honorary were Jeff Creekmore, Dwayne Moates, Everett Pringle, Al Fra ser, Rickey Hodges and Edwin Rodriguez. Interment followed at South Prong Cemetery, Sand erson. Arrangements were by Fer reira Funeral Services of Mac clenny. Edward Brownb bJustin William Pugh, 31, of Macclenny, died December 7, 2011 in a motorcycle accident. He moved to Macclenny seven years ago from Wichita Falls,TX and was a graduate of Rider High in Wichita Falls. He stud ied at Midwestern State Univer sity and enjoyed playing basket ball and football during his high school years. Mr. Pugh was employed at Anchor Glass and loved his work. He appreciated music and enjoyed playing guitar. He was a fan of mixed martial arts and grappling. He was devoted to his son Kade. Survivors include mother Linda Morgan, father Charles Haddon Pugh; sister Jessica Pugh; paternal grandmother LaVerna Pugh; his beloved son Kade William Pugh; and the mother of his son Regina Pugh. His family will always share great memories of Justin and will forever know him as a loving and giving person who touched many lives. The funeral service was held at 2 pm Monday, December 12, at Russell Baptist Church with visitation with the family prior to the funeral at 12:30 pm. Buri al followed in Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery in Green Cove Springs.bDavid William Wirth Jr., 30, of Jacksonville died December 9, 2011. He was born in Jacksonville to David William Wirth Sr. and Tina Elizabeth Landry Battles on March 25, 1981. He was a resident of Macclenny through his junior high school years and at the time of his death was residing in Jacksonville. David was an avid Gator and Ohio State Buckeyes fan. He enjoyed spending time with his family most specially his wife and chil dren. He was predeceased by his grandfather Charles David Wirth. Survivors include his wife of eight years Tishauna Wirth; father, David William (Renee) Wirth Sr. (USN retired); moth er, US Army Captain Tina E. (Walter) Battles of Macclenny; children Davis William Wirth III, Kelly Elaine Wirth and Lau ren Ann Wirth, all of Jackson ville; maternal grandparents Robert and Carolyn Landry Sr.; paternal grandmother Margaret Wirth; uncles Robert (Marilou) Landry Jr. of Harrisburg, PA, Mark (Susan) Landry of Columbus, OH; brothers US Army Sgt. Scott (Diana) Wirth of Riverview, FL, US Navy PO1 Michael (Hannah) Wirth of Port Orchard, WA, Ian Thompson of Madison, WI, Brad Foster of Middleburg; sisters Kathryn Thompson (Shane) Mathews of Valdosta, Alison (William) Messick of Jacksonville, Alaina Thompson of Monroe, WI, Se lina (Clifford) Lloyd of Baldwin, Daphne Battles of Sanderson; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral service was held Monday, December 12 at 2 pm at New Life Church of God in Macclenny with Pastor Frank ment followed at Woodlawn Cemetery in Macclenny. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements. David Wirth Jr. Missing you!LOVE,ADA MAE DAVIS AND FAMILY rf nff We thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new. We thought about you yester day, and the days before that too. We think of you in silence. We often speak your name. Now all we have are memories and your picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake with which well never part. God has you in his keeping, we have you in our hearts.I LOVE YOU,SISTER DONNA CONNER AND FAMILIEStt December 18th 2001 you made your journey into Heaven, leaving me with a broken heart and an empty space in my life that no one can every replace. You never know just how impor tant a daddys role is in life until it ends. I always admired your wisdom, your funny stories and greeting me in the afternoons. My Christmas has not been the same with you gone. But I have something that a lot of people dont have. Memories, good memories of time spent with a wonderful Daddy. 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ursday, December 15, 2011 T B C P Page 9 The following land transactions were recorded in the Baker County court house September November 28. Values are derived from documentary stamps. Many descriptions are by S(ec tion) T(own ship) R(ange). If acre age or price are not listed, none were indi cat ed in the documents. -------------THRIFT, JOYCE F to KNABB LANDS INC in 20-1S-21E, $10 RAULERSON, TANYA M to HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION III in LT 16 FOREST PARK SUB 29-2S-22E, $135,162 PETERS, JOHN A to MACCLENNY CITY OF in 19-2S-22E, $10 SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT to CROOK, LARRY A in 29-3S-19E, $30,750 GRIFFIS, JOANN R to GENTILE, SAMUEL S in 36-2S-21E, $10,000 MILENCHICK, REBECCA JENKINS to CONCHA, HENRY R in 06-3S-22E, $172,000 WAYNE FRIER HOME CENTER OF MACCLENNY LLC to CLARK, RUSSELL E in PAR 46 20-2S-22E, $80,000 FEARS, KEVIN to STARLING, EARL T in 15-4S-20E, $41,500 CARPENTER ,WILLIE M to CARPENTER, WILLIAM M in 13-2S-21E, $10 GAINEY, BEVERLY B to SHOUSE, MATTHEW S in 19-2S-22E, $168,000 BEHR, DOUGLAS A to FAIRCLOTH, ADAM W in 02-3S-21E, $155,000 MORANS AUTO PARTS INC to PATEL, FALGUNI in LT 14 BLK 26 MACCLENNY, $70,000 SLATTERY, JAMES T TRUSTEE to HADDOCK, WESLEY G in LT 5 21-1S-21E, $29,250 KLEIN, IRA W to BROWN, BARK III LP in LT 23 BLK 1 OWENS ACRES, $10 PATTON, SEAN A to PATTON, DEBORAH JO in 21-1S-21E, $10 LEE, JEREMY to SWEAT, LEIGHTON RIDGE in 07-3S-22, $35,251 WILKINSON, CYNTHIA THOUROT to DEWITT, ARIE GWENDOLYN in 02-1S-20E, $10 DREES HOMES OF FLORIDA INC to DOTSON, THOMAS W in 19-2S-22E LT 97 ROLLING MEADOWS, $137,000 JOHNSON, ELIZABETH A to JOHNSON, JOHN WESLEY TRUSTEE in LT 2 18-4S-20E, $25,000 ROBERTS, THOMAS K to TD BANK NA in LT 20 BLK 1 COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES, $154,954 SLATTERY, JAMES T TRUSTEE to HIGGINBOTHAM, FREDDIE K in S21-1S21E, $16,300 SLATTERY, JAMES T TRUSTEE to HIGGINBOTHAM, FREDDIE K in 21-1S-21E, $32,500 HAMILTON, DONNA JO TRUSTEE to COLEMAN, YOLANDA LASHAWNDA in 36-2S-20E, $30,000 HAMILTON, DONNA JO TRUSTEE to VANAMAN, WILLIAM J JR in 32-2S-21E, $57,000 KENNEDY, JOHN D to JENKS, ARLEN in PAR 30 PINES ACRES II, $8,000 DARNALL, JEFFERY D to DARNALL, JEFFERY D in 32-2S-22E, $10 GAINEY, THOMAS LEE to GAINEY, THOMAS LEE in PAR 16 07-3S-22E, $10 ADAMS, THOMAS J TRUSTEE to ADAMS, THOMAS J TRUSTEE in PAR 2 02-3S-21E LTS 6 & 7 02-3S-21E, $10 FISH, HAZEL to FISH, TAMARA KAYE in LT 12 BLK 35 GLEN ST MARY, $10 LYONS, LILLA MAE to LYONS, LONDIE in 29-2S-22E, $10 TUBBERVILLE, JOHNNY A II to CRAWFORD, MICHAEL A in LT 33 HILLS OF GLEN, $56,900 KIRKLAND JAMES CURTIS to MAYS, CARL L in 05-3S-22E, $67,000 A&R TRUSS COMPANY INC to WILLIAMS, GREGORY DOYLE in 13-3S-21E, $199,000 Christmas Riding Camp December 19-23 from 9 am 2 pm Call 259-7752to sign up today! 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LIC.#RC00670032593300IN GOD WE TRUST.LICENSED & INSUREDLIC.#RB0067070 LLC r C F T presentsSunday, December 18at 6:00 pmFEATURINGGods Kids VIP Puppet Ministry & IMAGE BREAKERSCorner of 7th Street & Ohio Ave. | Macclenny | www.christianfellowshiptemple.com I treasure this day that we have shared on so many years. It was just at this moment that I saw your smile and you kissed me and we said we loved each other. For many it has been a year but for me it was just today at this moment. You have been a friend and a husband to me but now you have put me in the hands of the Lord to do the same as you did for me. We shared the good and the bad. Without the bad it wouldnt have made us stronger together. You havent left me. Its many nights that you have pulled the comforter over my head or off my head (smile). You played with me many nights to keep me laughing to keep me from crying.HAPPY WEDDING ANNIVERSARY, LOVE,YOUR WIFE TREASE Showing o 1950 tobacco cropThis photo was taken in 1950 at Clete Harveys tobacco barn south of Sanderson. He is showing tobacco leaves to two visitors from New Jersey (left) Julia Amstock and Dora Kuntz. Roy Yarbrough is standing to the left of Mr. Harvey and Michael V. Yarbrough is in front.PHOTO COURTESY OF RUBY BARGDo you have access to old photos like this? Were interested in the faces and places of Baker County in years past. Bring or mail your photo to us, or scan them for e-mail delivery. Please include your name, a contact number or e-mail address, detailed information on when and where the photo was taken, and the names of the people in the photo [as many as known]. Mail them to the newspaper c/o P.O. Box 598 or bring them by 104 S. 5th St. in Macclenny so they can be scanned, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos submitted in person will be returned. PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTONPainting class showcases worksMore than a dozen students, including Norma Rae Flansburg (above), in the Career and Adult Education Centers art classes displayed their work at the center the afternoon of December 8 for friends, family, school district administrators and school board members. For the last two years the center has o ered grant-funded art and computer classes for free to adults 55 years or older. Instructor Sarah Good said the classes help students develop art and computer literacy while giving them hands-on experience they can put to use at home. I always liked to draw but had never had classes, explained Ms. Flansburg, 65, of Charlton County, who spent six months in the classes this year. Im so thankful for this. I couldnt a ord to do it otherwise. fnThe emergency food assistance program will distribute serve basis until the food is deCommunity Action Agency at 84 Lowder Street. $ $ WE BUY TIMBER $ $ Mr. Rumseyrf or graduate of Baker County High He will train to be a hospital Armstrong of Bradford County.
Monday Friday 9:00 am 5:00 pmby email@example.com mailSend a copy of the ad exactly as it should appear, payment and phone number where we can reach you.PO Box 598, Macclenny, Fl 32063Placement, correction or cancellation of ads may be phoned in anytime before Monday at 5 p.m. for publication on Thursday.20 words, 1 week .................$6.00 cash/check20 words for $7.00 Visa/MC20 each additional word15 words, 1 week .................$8.00 cash/check15 words for $9.00 Visa/MC20 each additional word Page 10 T B C P ursday, December 15, 2011 T B C PClassiedsoer a world of values! Classied Rates: Service Ad Rates: To Place an Ad: Deadlines: Professional office space for lease. Prime location on Hwy 121 Call 259-9022 for de tails. 11/3tfc 13th Street Home Sales, 12426 NW US Highway 441, Alachua, FL 32615. Were 6 miles south of I-75 from Alachua. Check us out! 12/8-29c Owner Finance! New 4 BR doublewide set up on your land $0 down/$329/month. Call Kevin 386-719-6578. 12/15-22c Ofce for sale, DCA modular, singlewide $9,000. Call Jared or Greg 904-259-4663. 12/15-1/5c Clearance Sale: All lot models must go. No reasonable offer refused on any model home we carry, Save, save, save. Call 386418-0424. 13th Street Home Sales, Alachua FL. 12/8-29c New Singlewide 2 BR, 1 BA set up with air $799 down, $179/month. Owner will nance! Call Kevin 386-719-5641. 12/15-22c 2011 Models 10K off Free furniture pack age included, set-up, AC, steps and skirting. Huge 4 BR $59,900. Call 904-259-4663. 12/15-1/5c 2000 Homes of Merit, 32x70, 3/2, tape and texture model. Set-up and delivered $49,995. Buy this home and save $10,000. Call Bruce 386-418-0424. 13th Street Home Sales, Alachua FL. 12/8-29c Assume payments! 4 BR, 2 BA on acre! $0 down payment! $377/month. Call Kevin 386-719-6574. 12/15-22c I buy and sel l used homes. 32x80 4/2 $42,900, 28x52 3/2 $29,900. Prices include set up and delivery 904-259-4663. 12/15-1/5c Well/Septic Tank/Permits included. Buy my 2012, 32 wide 4 BR/2 BA, delivered and set-up, A/C and skirting included for $59,995. Now thats a deal. Call 386-4180424. Ask for Kyle. 12/8-29c Owner nance, new 3 or 4 BR on your land or mine!! $500 down, $289/month Call Kev in 386-719-6578. 12/15-22c Save $23,995 Save! 1997 16x80 Horton, super clean. Delivered to your lot and set up, A/C included. Call Ridge 386-418-0424. 13th Street Home Sales, Alachua FL. 12/8-29c Bad credit ok! A 575 Beacon score will qualify you for a new home! Call Kevin for details. 386-719-5641. 12/15-22c Used Doublewide! 3 BR, 2 BA with den, SBS fridge! One owner, I nance! Call Kevin 386-719-6574. 12/15-22c 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 Part-Time Scale Operator. The New River Solid Waste Association is seeking quali ed applicants for a permanent, part-time position of Scale Operator. Responsibilities include operation of a computerized scale system, collecting fees and keeping accu rate records of all transactions. Must be a high school graduate, preferably with two years of experience in similar work. Must be willing to work a exible schedule in cluding weekends and holidays. Starting salary will be $9.50 per hour with a ex ible schedule of 30 hours per week. Salary commensurate with experience. Applica tions can be picked up at the New River Re gional Landll, State Road 121, 2.5 miles north of Raiford, Florida. Deadline for sub mitting an application will be December 22, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. For further information, call Lydia Greene at 386-431-1000. New River Solid Waste is a drug-free workplace. Equal Opportunity Employer. 12/15C Math/Science Teacher: One full time or two part-time positions. Grades 6-12 for private school in Macclenny. Minimum requirements: Certication or Bachelors degree in eld. Experience preferred. Fax resume 904-637-0900. 12/8-15p Fleet Mechanics Needed: Tractor/trailer mechanics needed for late model eet. Must have experience and tools. Welding experience helpful, good pay and benets. Apply in person at Pritchett Trucking, Lake Butler, FL or online at www.pritchetttruck ing.com. 10/27tfc Sitter needed for elder lady. Call 904-5682648. Leave Message. 12/15-22p Experienced dump truck driver. Must have 2 years veriable dump experience. Clean record. Call 904-879-5324. No calls after 6 pm. 12/15p Owner OperatorsNew FSC increase! Paid FSC on loaded and empty miles. $2,000 sign-on bonus. Home daily, 24/7 dispatch, great fuel and tire discounts. CDL-A with 1 year tractor trailer experience required. Call 866-730-8725. www.comtraklogistics. com. 12/8-15p 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 BR, 2 BA two story house on 1/3 of acre. Less than 1 mile from I-10, $64,000, 904334-1902. 12/15p 3 BR, 2 BA brick home on acre in Glen eld Oaks, a gated community, $140,000 net. Call 813-1580. 7/14tfc 2.5 acres, high and dry. Mud Lake Rd ap prox. mile past bridge. Mobile homes ok. Asking $32,000. 904-828-9392. 12/8-29p 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 FSBO Small home 10 years old, approx 1,000 SF on 1.92 acres. 2 BR, 1 BA. Ce ramic tile and carpet, CH/A, vinyl siding out side. Also included is a 14 x 80 mobile home (xer upper) for additional rental income with septic and power pole. Located on 121 south, mile south of I-10. Great invest ment for the price of $65,000. If interested please call 904-424-8693. 12/15p 10 acres, horse pasture, all cleared, lots of large trees, new barn with 6 stalls and tack room with 4 BR, 2 new bathrooms home. Owner nance entire mortgage. 268-5126. 12/8-29p 4 BR, 2 BA brick home on acre in Glen eld Oaks, a gated community, $145,000 OBO. Call 813-1580. 7/14tfc 3 BR, 3 BA doublewide on 3.7 acres, 2 ponds, barn, CH/A, $53,000. Call Rick 2596101. 12/15p FSBO, 3 BR, 2 BA doublewide, large liv ing room, replace, porches, shed on 1.89 acres. Call for info, 259-6711. 12/15p 3.46 acres, north Sanderson, set up for mo bile home $42,000. Owner nancing. Call 904-813-1580. 2/10tfc Fully furnished riverfront cabin in Glen St. Mary for only $124,900! 2 BR, 1 BA on St. Marys river with 60 wrap-around deck! 904-333-6363. 12/8-29p Mobile home in Sanderson 3 BR, 2 BA, $750 security deposit, $750/month. Call 904-259-2255 or 904-813-1580. 5/12tfc 3 BR, 2 BA mobile home on nice acre lot. Kids catch bus on corner. $650/month, $500 deposit. References required. Service animals only 259-5853. 12/15-29p House for rent, newly remodeled 3 BR, 2 BA. Lease required. Call for appointment to see 275-2802. 12/15-22p Mobile Homes, 2 and 3 BR, A/C, service animals only. $500-575 plus deposit. 904860-4604. 9/1tfc Class i fied ads and no tic es must be paid in ad vance, and be in our office no lat er than 4:00 pm the Monday preceding pub li ca tion, unless otherwise arranged in advance. Ads can be mailed provided they are accompanied by payment and instructions. They should be mailed to: Class i fied Ads, The Baker County Press, P.O. Box 598, Mac clen ny, FL 32063. We can not assume responsibility for ac curacy of ads or notices given over the telephone. Li a bil i ty for errors in all advertising will be limited to the first publication only. If after that time, the ad continues to run without notification of error by the person or agen cy for whom it was pub lish ed, then that party as sumes full payment re spon sibility. The Baker County Press reserves the right to refuse advertis ing or any oth er mate ri al which in the opinion of the publisher does not meet standards of publication. Ofce Supplies, printer and fax cartridges, rubber stamps and much more. We special ize in hard to nd items. The Ofce Mart, 110 S. 5th Street. 259-3737. 4/28tfc Coffee and end-table set medium oak with glass inserts. Convenient storage space under all tables. Set comes with lamps, purchased at Rooms-To-Go. $100 for all, will sell separately. Call 588-3628 11/17tfc G3 Bass boat $10,500 obo; Sweetwater Pontoon boat $17,900 obo; Windsport mo tor home $2,800. Call for more information. 259-9605 or 955-5684. 12/15p Fresh shelled pecans $5.50/pound. Please call 275-2640 leave message. 12/8-15p Camper Special 2007 ECO 18 camper with under 3000 miles. Bathroom with shower, sink and commode. Kitchen with stove, sink, microwave and refrigerator, heat and air, sleeps 4 adults, $7,500. 904629-8249. 12/15p We install 6 seamless gutters. Pressure washing. 259-7335. 8/11tfc Handmade personalized ornaments ,at the Franklin Mercantile. A holiday tradi tion for 20 years. Adorable and affordable. Thursday Saturday 10 am 5 pm. 2596040. 12/15c Cricut Expressions 14 cartridges, 3 sets of pins, design studio and more, $290 obo. Maytag washer and dryer $100, 259-2643 leave message. 12/15p 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 Like new PS2 and 47 games. All original packaging $300. 275-2370. 12/15p Seasoned rewood $80 for half cord de livered. Call Bruce 838-3130. 10/27-12/29p Camille Beckman hand cream Root candles, unique gift items. Southern Charm 110 S. 5th Street. 259-4140. 4/28tfc Landscaping mulch While supply lasts. 259-2900. 4/28tfc 1997 Monterey Montura 21 inboard/out board with bimini top and trailer. Now ac cepting bids, contact Beth at 653-4453. 11/17tfc 2005 Jayco Jay Flight 29 FBS travel trail er. Sleeps 8 with slide. Excellent condition, $13,000 OBO, 904-408-1035. 12/8-15p Graco Stroller blue plaid covering, very nice, $25 OBO. 588-3628. 12/15tfc 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer wrecked. Parts (engine and transmission) $800 or whole vehicle $1,000. Engine has 130k miles. 904-655-4286. 12/15p 1989 Chevy 4x4 short bed pickup, white, half ton, 72K original miles with many ex tras, camper shell. $4,500 obo, 259-8198 or 904-477-5651. 12/15-22p 2001 Volvo S40, 191,000 miles, running good, well maintained. Please call to see, 904-735-2163. 12/15p 1996 Suburban, $2,800. Good shape, call 259-2900. 11/3tfc Marilyns Cleaning Service: 30 years ex perience, excellent references, free esti mates, 259-1746. 12/15-22p Dogs: all types from puppies to adults. Ani mal Control, $65 adoption fees will apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc 4 Chihuahua puppies, tan, black and tan/ black. 3 boys, 1 girl. Mother and father are still with them $125 obo. Will be ready just in time for Christmas. Call Tom at 904-3970628. 12/15p Ferrets with cage one male, one female $150, 904-563-4629. 12/15p 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 For Sale Advertising Info. YARD SALESThursday, Friday and Saturday 10:00 am 5:00 pm Porch sale at the Franklin Mercantile, railroad crossing in Glen. Deeply discounted Christmas and giftware items. Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7:00 am ? 11807 Con federate Drive East. Porch sale, stereo surround system, clothes, household items and much more. Thursday and Friday 8:00 am 4:00 pm 1325 Copper Bluff Ct. Furniture, DVDs, clothes, books. Thursday, Friday and Saturday 8:30 am ? 10898 Cedar Creek Farms Rd, 125 N, left at EZ Stop, go 5 miles, follow signs. Enormous divorce sale, NEW toys. Everything must go. Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9:00 am ? 3658 Pete Johnson Rd. Too much to list. Houseware, gifts, lamps, baskets. Friday only 8:00 am 4:00 pm 712 North 7th St. Four family yard sale. Ev erything from A-Z. Dont miss this one!! Friday and Saturday 8:00 am 2:00 pm 7788 Klein Rd. Inside sale, follow signs. Hand crafted woodwork items, lamps, gurines, etc. Womens, mens and boys clothes, infant girls to 5/6, makeup, shoes. Brand names, too much to list. Friday and Saturday 8:00 am ? Macclenny II, Moving sale, Christmas items, name brand clothes, toys, exercise machine, tanning bed, Branson trac tor and two 4 wheelers. Friday and Saturday 9:00 am 4:00 pm 8998 Smokey Rd. Ladies pant suits 12-14, tools, pictures, kitchen appliances, furniture, tires, yard tools, shoes, knives, jewelry, etc. Friday and Saturday 8:00 am ? 121 South 1st driveway on left past Raiford Road Church. Low priced Christmas and other items. Friday and Saturday 261 North 4th St. Three family yard sale, Christmas items, kids clothes, houseware. Lots of stuff. Saturday only 7:00 am 1:00 pm 4355 Hickory St., Macclenny II Saturday only 9:00 am ?, 285 Lima St at the carwash in Baldwin across from IGA. Southern Glam Jewelry will be selling items. Last minute Christmas gifts! All new items. Jewelry, handbags, scarves and hand made crafts. Saturday only 8:00 am ? 44 North 1st St. Junior girl clothes, American Eagle, Hollister, Aeropostale. Women and mens clothes, tables, boys clothes and shoes variety of sizes. Saturday only 8:00 am 1:00 pm Miltondale to 6204 Michelle St. in Whis pering Pines. Saturday and Sunday 8:00 am 2:00 pm 5918 Lauren Drive off Lowder. Gigantic annual barn sale. Everything Christmas, everything gifts. Quilts, gift ware, holiday decor. 904-629-2512. 2 BR, 1 BA apartment, utility room with W/D hook-up. First, last plus deposit. Glen St. Mary. Available now 904-591-3723. 12/15p 2 BR, 1 BA duplex, all appliances in cluding washer and dryer, $650/month, $300 deposit. 259-3300 or 591-2790. 9/1tfc 2 BR mobile home on acre in Raiford, mile from new Dollar General. $500/ month, 904-966-1396 or 386-431-1917. 12/15p 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 2 BR, 1 BA with bonus room, $425/month, $425 deposit, garbage, water, sewer, lawn care included. First months rent is pro rated. 904-219-2690 or 912-843-8168. 12/1tfc 3 BR, 1 BA home near Memorial Stadium. $750/month, first, last, $300 deposit, ser vice animals only, 904-710-5246. 12/8-15p Trailer for rent on Mud Lake Rd. 2 BR, 1 BA, CH/A, $450/month. 259-4884. 12/15p 2 BR, 1 BA mobile home in Cozy Corners, $545/month, first, last and $300 deposit. Water, trash and lawn service included, central H/A. 259-7335. 4/7tfc Travel trailer for rent $400/month, $400 security. Service animals only. Call 912843-8139. 12/15-22p 4 BR, 2 BA river front mobile home. $850 deposit. $850/month. 813-3091. 9/29tfc 3 BR, 1 BA home clean, nice yard in Woodlawn area, $750/month. Call 8131580. 11/17tfc 2 BR, 2 BA mobile home in Glen St. Mary right off Hwy 90. $700/month, $500 secu rity. Service animals only. Call 912-8438139. 12/15-22p 2 BR mobile homes, $350/month, $350 deposit and $400/month, $400 deposit, garbage, water, sewage and lawn care in cluded. First months rent is prorated. 904219-2690 or 912-843-8165. 11/17tfc Efciency apartment $520/month. rst, last and $300 security deposit. Includes: lawn service, trash, and electric. Call 2597335. 9/22tfc 2 BR, 1 BA mobile home, CH/A, $600/ month, $500 deposit 923-2191. 11/24-12/29p 3 BR, 2 Full BA, CH/A, in Kozy Korners, $600/month, rst, last and $300 deposit, includes trash, lawn service and water, 259-7335. 11/24tfc House for rent, 3 BR, 2 BA, $875/month, $800 deposit. 18 month lease, 714 Long Dr. 904-838-8584. 12/15tfc 3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, water and sewer included. $500/month off Brent Ln. behind Winn Dixie. 904-408-2480. 12/15p 3 BR, 1 BA brick home for rent in Sander son on 1 acre of land, carport, service pets only. $800/month, deposit required. Call 259-8444 for more information. 10/20tfc 3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, convenient loca tion within 1 miles to shopping and In tererstate 10. Rent $550/month. First/last plus deposit to move in. Call 259-9022. 11/3tfc 3 BR, 2 BA large mobile home on large country lot in Sanderson. All kitchen appliances including dishwasher, fireplace in family room $750/month, $500 deposit. 534-4341. 12/15-22p 2 BR, 1 BA mobile home, CH/A, $600/ month $500 deposit 923-2191. 11/24-12/15p Room for rent, $80 a week, all utilities in cluded. 904-402-1702. 12/1tfc For Rent Real Estate 1395 Cha ee Road South, Jacksonville 904.772.9800 FOUR BEAUTIFUL NEW HOME SITES IN MACCLENNY MLS# 599804, 599805, 599806, 599807 Build your dream home in this gorgeous community. $34,200 each. MOTIVATED SELLER MLS# 601327 and # 601334 Vacant land; Lot 28, 13.85 acres; Lot 29, 13.12 acres. Beautiful property, great neighborhood, some trees may be harvested. $90,000 each BEAUTIFUL NEW HOMESITE MLS# 537180 10.01 acres; country living at its best! County maintained road; perfect place to ride the ATVs and horses. $71,800 BREATHTAKING 2-STORY BRICK ESTATE MLS# 580296 5BR/4BA on 5 acres. Columned front porch; 30 min to Jax.; in-ground pool; 3 car garage. $299,800 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. $353,300 BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME MLS# 543540 15 acres completely cleared and grassed; zoned 1 home per 7.5 acres; on paved road. $195,000 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 in-ground pool. $229,000 SHORT SALE MLS# 595799 4BR/3BA well maintained double wide on 5 acres on St. Marys River with trails and wood. Perfect for country living or weekend getaways. $86,900 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! $64,500 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 SHORT SALE MLS# 428488 5.63 acres, cleared, zoned for houses or mobile homes. Large pole barn has many possibilities. $114,000 HORSE LOVERS THIS IS YOUR DREAM LOCATION MLS# 575392 20.02 acres on 2 divided 10.01 acre lots. Perfect for site built dream home or modular but no mobile homes. $159,900 Animals Help Wanted Automobiles 500 DOLLARS & DEEDis all you need to move into your new Manufactured & Modular HomeCALL PAT800-414-2130 Commercial FR Mobile Homes Miscellaneous Subscribe to our E editionwww.bakercountypress.com
ursday, December 15, 2011 T B C P Page 11Registration for preparation classes for GED testing will begin January 4 at the Baker County school districts career and adult education building at 523 West Minnesota Avenue in Macclenny. Daytime classes will be held Monday through Friday 9 am to 1 pm and evening classes, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 9 pm. Pre-registration is required. Open registration is currently Dadgum. The Wildcats will get a good talkin to by former FSU head coach Bobby Bowden, the guest speaker at the Wildcat Football Banquet on January 6. There is so much to write about this week that I dont know where to begin. The Jaguars had their biggest win of the season, theres a new Heisman Trophy winner, the Broncos keep rolling. downs from Maurice Jones-Drew to crush the Miami Dolphins 4114. They overcame a 14-0 deficit to score 41 straight and Coach Mel Tucker got a game ball. There were so many positives for the Jaguars. Jones-Drews highest touchdown total, seven turnovers, Gabberts best game as a pro thats a lot to digest after the team looked awful at the start. Maybe things have started to turn around. Maybe. Baylor will have its first-ever Heisman Trophy to display at Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco. Robert Griffin III (RG3) won the Heisman on Saturday, narrowly beating Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck. Luck, who had been the prohibitive favorite all season, was gracious in defeat. Griffin III put up some gaudy numbers for the 9-3 Bears. Hes an impressive guy. He already has a bachelors degree and will finish his masters in communication studies this summer. He still has a years eligibility and has petitioned the NCAA to allow a lighter class load because he starts law school in the fall. The NCAA probably doesnt get a lot of those petitions. Baylor fans hope that means he will be back on campus in the fall instead of in the NFL. again. When I heard that they were trailing the Bears 14-0 with four minutes left I shrugged. But then it was 14-7 after a Tebow touchdown. Hmm. The onside kick was recovered by the Bears. Its over. Well Marion Barber had the ball stripped and the Broncos recovered with 2 minutes to go. Hmmmm. Matt Prater blasts a 59-yard field goal to tie the game. Overtime. Youre kidding me. This couldnt happen again. It could and it did. Prater nails a 51-yarder to win the game and give the Broncos sole ownership of the AFC West. Back in the seventies the Bengals were called the Cardiac Kids for their late wins. Theyll have to come up with a new moniker for the Broncos. Land $53,995 Home! Land home package, 2003 doublewide, 1624 SF, 3 BR, 2 BA, super clean. Alachua County: Nice mobile home sub-division, paved roads, ready to move in lot 210 x 210. Call Bruce 386-418-0424. 13th Street Home Sales, Alachua, FL. 12/8-29c Used Singlewides, 3/2 and 2/1 starting at $4,995 delivered to your lot. 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Zoned commercial general. $250,000 Excellent corner for business. .92 acre located on US Hwy. 90 zoned commercial general. $219,900 Corner lot in excellent business location on Hwy. 125 S. in Glen St. Mary. $49,900VACANT LAND1 acre vacant lot with small oaks ready for your dream home. Close to Shoals Park in Hunters Ridge. Priced to sell! $22,500 Two beautiful acre lots with giant oaks, less than a block from boat ramp and park on 6 Mile Creek. Close to St. Johns River, St. Au gustine beach and Bass Haven. $109,900 each 1 acre lot with trees. High & dry! In Hunters Ridge. $29,900 11.07 acres zoned commercial in projected developing area of Baker County. Located near I-10 and Hwy. 90. $440,000 Totally remodeled riverfront home on 1 acre. Beautiful family room, huge back porch and screened front porch. RV shelter and cook shel ter, nice workshop on lower level. Will consider owner nancing. $165,000 Move in before Christmas. On pretty 1/2 acre lot. Huge workshop located on westside of Baldwin close to US 90/301 & I-10. Owner nancing. MLS#593455 $39,900 NOW AVAILABLE1 and 2 BedroomsBaldwin GroveAPARTMENTS904-266-4070T.T.D. 1-800-955-8771 Handicap EquippedRENTAL ASSISTANCE A VAILABLE TO QUALIFIED APPLICANTSThis institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. STATEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATIONOkefenoke Rural Electric Membership Corporation is ral Utilities Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and is subject to the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended and the rules and regulations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture which provide that no person in the United States on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability shall be excluded from participation in, admission or ac discrimination under any of this organizations programs or activities. 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CITY OF MACCLENNY FAIR HOUSING NOTICEIt is the policy of the City Council of the City of Macclenny to promote, through fair, orderly and lawful procedure the opportunity for each person so desiring to obtain housing of such persons choice in the city without regard to race, reli gion, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, familial status, marital status, handicap or age, and that, to that end, to prohibit discrimination in housing by any person. The City Manager is authorized to enforce the Citys fair housing policy, as contained in Ordinance Number 91-05, as it may be further amended, in accordance with state and federal laws. This ordinance is available for public inspection at the Oce of City Manager, Macclenny City Hall 118 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063, during normal business hours Monday Friday from 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. A written complaint of any local fair housing discrimination should be made to the City Commission, ATTN: Gerald Dop son, City Manager, 118 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063. The written complaint must be received within 30 days of the alleged occurrence. An investigation will be conducted and the City will issue a written report with ndings in fact within 60 days of receipt of the complaint. In the case where guilt is assumed, the City may recommend to the State Attorneys Oce that a complaint be led in the appropriate court. Any aggrieved person may also le a fair housing discrimination complaint with the following State and/or Federal agen cies: Florida Commission on Human Relations 325 John Knox Road, Bldg. F., Suite 240 Tallahassee, FL 32303-4149 Toll-Free Telephone: 1-800-342-8170 or U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 451 Seventh Street, S.W. 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Buy 1 Dinner at Menu Price Get 2nd Dinner OFF IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 02-2008-CA-000157 DIVISION: DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT RELATING TO IMPAC SECURED ASSETS CORP., MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-3, Plaintiff, vs. AMY STAVELY, et al, Defendant(s). _______________________________________/ NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated November 30, 2011, and entered in Case No. 02-2008-CA-000157 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida in which Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee Under the Pooling and Servicing Agreement Relating to Impac Secured Assets Corp., Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-3, is the Plaintiff and Amy Stavely, Carolina First Bank f/k/a Mercantile Bank, are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on ALL SALES WILL BE HELD AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE COURTHOUSE, 339 E. MACCLENNY AVE., MACCLENNY, FL 32063. THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER MUST PAY AT LEAST 5% OF THE SUCCESSFUL BID BY CASH OR CASHIERS CHECK AT THE TIME OF THE SALE. THE REMAINING BID AMOUNT MUST BE TENDERED BY 4:00 PM ON THE DAY OF THE SALE BY CASH OR CASHIERS CHECK ONLY., Baker County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 16th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 10, COPPER CREEK HILLS, UNIT 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 69 AND 70, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 6080 COPPER DRIVE, MACCLENNY, FL 32063 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Baker County, Florida this 5th day of December, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court Baker County, Florida By: Jamie Crews Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 10-60214 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Persons with a disability who need any accommodation in order to participate should call Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352)337-6237 within two (2) working days of receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired, please call 1-800-955-8771; if you are voice impaired, please call 1-800-955-8770. 12/15-12/22 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2008-CA-000195 U.S. Bank, National Association, as Trustee for the C-BASS Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2006-CB8 Plaintiff, -vs.Matthew A. Martin and Lucinda Martin, Husband and Wife; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as Nominee for Ownit Mortgage Solutions, Inc.; Carmel Financial Corporation; Unknown Parties in Possession #1; Unknown Parties in Possession #2; If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). _______________________________________/ AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling foreclosure sale dated November 22, 2011 entered in Civil Case No. 2008-CA-000195 of the Circuit Court of the 8th Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida, wherein U.S. Bank, National Association, as Trustee for the C-BASS Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2006-CB8, Plaintiff and Matthew A. Martin and Lucinda Martin, Husband and Wife are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE EAST DOOR OF THE BAKER COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 339 EAST MACCLENNY AVENUE, MACCLENNY, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, 11:00 A.M. on January 4, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 56, CYPRESS POINTE, UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 90 THROUGH 92, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED at Macclenny, Florida, this 30th day of November, 2011. AL FRASER CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Baker County, Florida Julie Combs DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACH, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813) 880-8888 (813) 880-8800 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator; 201 East University Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, Florida 32601 (352) 491-4490 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 12/15-12/22 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 02-2009-CA-000289 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. JON W ATWOOD; MERCANTILE BANK DIV OF CAROLINA FIRST; WENDY ATWOOD; UNKNOWN TENANT (S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. _______________________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 2 day of December, 2011, and entered in Case No. 02-2009-CA-000289, of the Circuit Court of the 8TH Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and JON W ATWOOD, MERCANTILE BANK DIV OF CAROLINA FIRST and WENDY ATWOOD are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, front door of the Baker County Courthouse, 399 E. MacClenny Ave., MacClenny, FL., 11:00 AM on the 16 day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 2 LANCASTER GLEN ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3 PAGE 86 AND 87 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 6th day of December, 2011. AL FRASER Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: Julie Combs Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Law Offices of Marshall C. Watson, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 12/8-12/15 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHT JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 02-2011-CA-000070 BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. RALPH KING A/K/A RALPH R. KING; VENUS KING A/K/A VENUS A. LOCASCIO-KING; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY; Defendants _______________________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): RALPH KING A/K/A RALPH R. KING Last Known Address 10412 HOLLIE RD GLEN SAINT MARY, FL 32040 VENUS KING A/K/A VENUS A. LOCASCIO-KING Last Known Address 10412 HOLLIE RD GLEN SAINT MARY, FL 32040 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 45, RIVER COUNTRY ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79 AND 80, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2003 DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME BEARING IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS: 114-39459A AND 114-39459B. a/k/a 10412 HOLLIE RD, GLEN SAINT MARY, FL 32040 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of you written defenses, if any, to it, on Marinosci Law Group, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 100 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 on or before January 13, 2011, a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in the BAKER COUNTY PRESS and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demand in the complaint. This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Persons with a disability who need any accommodation in order to participate should call Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 337-6237 within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired call (800) 955-8771; if you are voice impaired, call (800) 955-8770. I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Notice of Filing was mailed to all the parties in the attached mailing list. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 28th day of November, 2011. AL FRASER As Clerk of the Court By Julie Combs As Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff Marinosci Law Group, P.C. 100 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33060 Telephone: (954) 644-8704 Telefacsimile: (954) 772-9601 12/15-12/22 A R & R, INC 10525 DUVAL LANE MACCLENNY, FL 32063 Phone (904) 259-4774 The following vehicle will be sold at public auction December 23, 2011 at 10:00 am at A, R & R INC, 10525 Duval Lane, Macclenny, FL 32063. 1995 Chevrolet S-10 VIN # 1GCCS19Z3S8177015 12/15 Notice is hereby given: Christopher L Schantz Last known address of: PO BOX 967 Glen St. Mary, FL 32040 You are hereby notified that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Macclenny, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this publishing. Failure to respond will result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. If further assistance is needed, contact the Supervisor of Elections at the below listed address or call 904-259-6339. Nita D. Crawford Baker County Supervisor of Elections P.O. BOX 505 Macclenny, Florida, 32063 12/15 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 02-2010-CA-000016 GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, PLAINTIFF, VS. BENNY C. SEARCY, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S). _______________________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 30, 2011 and entered in CASE NO: 02-2010-CA-000016 of the Circuit Court of the 8th Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida wherein GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, is the Plaintiff and BENNY C. SEARCY, ET AL., are the Defendant(s). The Clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 a.m. to the highest bidder for cash, at the front door of the Baker County Courthouse located at 339 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, FL 32063, on the 1st day of February, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: A PART OF THE NORTH OF THE SE of the NW AND PART OF THE NE OF THE SW OF THE NW OF SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 1 NORTH, RANGE 20 EAST, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTH OF THE SE OF THE NW OF SAID SECTION 35 AND THE WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF EDDY ROAD (A COUNTY GRADED ROAD); THENCE N 26 W OF SAID WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 308.69 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE DEPARTING LAST SAID WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE S 8988 W, 740.72 FEET; THENCE N 00 W, 392.58 FEET; THENCE N 88 E, 387.98 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER THEREOF; THENCE S 00 E ON EAST LINE THEREOF 338.79 FEET; THENCE DEPARTING LAST SAID EAST LINE N 89 00 E, 325.09 FEET TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH THE AFOREMENTIONED WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SAID EDDY ROAD; THENCE S 26 E ON SAID WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 70.48 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH A 2008 DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME VIN NO. LOHGA 10810244A AND VIN NO. LOHGA 10810244B. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS OF 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. Clerk, Circuit Court Julie B. Combs Deputy Clerk IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Persons with a disability who need any accommodation in order to participate should call Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 337-6237 within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired call (800) 955-8771; if you are voice impaired, call (800) 955-8770. Attorney for Plaintiff Clive N. Morgan, Esquire Pendergast and Morgan, PA 6675 Corporate Center Parkway, Suite 301 Jacksonville, FL 32216 (904) 508-0777 Fax: (904) 296-2669 12/15-12/22Legal Notices SCHOOL ACTIVITIESDecember 15 BCHS: Boys Basketball vs. Interlachen, 6 7 pm, FFA Christmas Banquet, Auditorium, 6 pm BCMS: Boys and Girls Basketball at Suwannee, 5 pm WES: Good Morning Show Club Mtg, 8:00 am PK/K: Positive Behavior Support School Store December 16District-wide: Early Release BCMS: Club Day PK/K: Positive Behavior Support School StoreDecember 17 BCHS: Region 1 Competition Cheerleading at Ridgeview, Wrestling at Columbia, 8:30 am December 19 District-wide: Christmas Break BCHS: Girls Basketball Tournament at Bishop Snyder, 6 pm December 20 District-wide: Christmas Break BCHS: Wrestling at Ed White, 8:00 am, Girls Basketball Tournament at Bishop Snyder, 6 pmDecember 21 District-wide: Christmas Break BCHS: Girls Basketball Tournament at Bishop Snyder, 6 pm Check it out... bakercountypress.com Kristophor Linster and Anna DeWitt were united in marriage on November 5, 2011. Both the wedding and reception were held at the Keeller property in Jacksonville, Florida. Pastor Kevin The best man was the grooms brother, Colt Linster. The maid of honor was the brides sister, Jennifer Curtis. The groom is the son of Patrick and Christy Linster of Jackson ville. He is a graduate of Baker County High School and the University of North Florida where he graduated with a BS in Civil Engineering. He is currently em engineer. The bride is the daughter of Tom and Cathy DeWitt of Orlando. She graduated from International Community School and the University of North Florida with a BSN in Nursing. The newlyweds honeymooned in Montego Bay, Jamaica and currently reside in Ponte Vedra Beach.Linster DeWitt Makinslee SchmehlMadysen Brooke Schmehl is pleased to announce the arrival of sister Makinslee Taylor on December 1, 2011 at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville. Makinslee weighed 7 lbs., 8 oz. and measured 19 inches long. Proud parents are Daniel and Tiffany Canaday Schmehl of Macclenny. Grandparents include Danny and Beth Schmehl and Debbie and Allen Oliver, all of Macclenny. Yonn ButlerrErik Yonn of Gainesville and Rebecca Swindell of Macclenny are pleased to announce the marriage of daughter Adrienne Ruth of Macclenny to Brendon Michael Butler of Jacksonville. Brendon is the son of Michael and Judy Bennett of Jacksonville. The wedding will take place December 17, 2011 at 4 pm at 21439 Pleasant Grove Church Road. Family and friends are invited. Following a honeymoon the couple will reside in Taylor. St. James Baptist Church honors Tiamara Johnson, the daughter of Tiffany Jones, for her outstanding work in school. She is on the A-B Honor Roll. In addition to being an honor student, she is also one of the premier singers in the choir. COPIESBlack & white/Full colorrfnrt Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm NO EXCEPTIONS! bakercountypress.com
SPORTS NOTICE SUBMISSIONS We welcome your sports submissions for youth league, traveling league or individual athletic achievements. The paper reserves the right to publish submissions. It is requested that all news items be typed or emailed to insure accuracy in print. CONTACT US By phone at 904.259.2400 or by fax at 904.259.6502. You can stop by our o ce located at 104 S. Fifth Street, Mac clenny, FL or mail your submission to PO Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063. We are available online at www.bakercountypress.comT B C PPage13DECEMBER 15, 2011 Its been and up and down week for the Lady Wildcat basketball team. They went 1-1 against district foes and ran their record to 7-4. The girls lost to district leader Bishop Kenny on December 6 but came back and beat Forrest on December 12. Coach Aaron Summers pegged the Kenny game as important even before the season started. The Crusaders are an all-around solid team with a hot shooting guard. All but one of their players got on the score sheet as they ran out to a 60-36 win. Kenny ran up the score early and led 2910 at the half as BCHS just couldnt get going. The Wildcats got hot the second half, out scoring the Crusaders 15-10 in the third period, but it was too little too late. Kenny padded its lead with a 21-point fourth quarter to put the game out of reach. Chelsey Ruise led the Wildcats with 22 points. Caitlyn Smith had 5 and Niesha Givens 4 points. The Wildcats got back to their winning ways with a big district victory over Forrest on December 12 by a score of 68-50. The score isnt indicative of how dominating the Wildcats were as Summers played all of his reserves for most of the second half. Ruise had her best game of the year, driving the basket and nailing outside shots on the way to a 37-point night. She was particularly effective from outside the three-point arch, sinking six that night. BCHS had the run of the court in the early going, posting a 2710 first quarter lead. They were up 44-23 at the half. Ruise led all scorers. Smith and Marnae Gaskins had 6 points each and Shanice Paige added 6 points. The girls travel to Orange Park December 14 and will take part in the Bishop Snyder Christmas Tournament December 19 -21. SPEND 75SAVE WAY MORE THAN $75using the inserts and ads located in the paper every week!It just makes CENTS to buyT B C P104 South Fifth St. | Macclenny | 259-2400 GLEN ST. MARY6567 US Highway 90259-3451 The Wildcat varsity basketball team notched its first win of the season on Saturday, December 10 with a home victory over Crescent City. The 51-37 victory doesnt really speak to the domination of the Raiders. BCHS was hitting from the outside and the Raiders werent able to counteract the hot shooting. Charles Ruise Jr. and Jesse Gardner were both nailing three pointers as BCHS ran out to a 14-4 lead in the early going. The Cats continued to build on their lead in the second period, despite the fact that the Raiders top scorer David Curry kept Crescent City close. BCHS took a 27-15 lead into the locker room. Both teams came out for the second half cold as ice with BCHS outscoring the Raiders 6-3. But the Cats woke up in the fourth period and Gardner hit two more long distance shots. Ruise and Gardner shared top scoring honors for BCHS with 12 points each. Gardners all came on three-point shots. Johnny Lamb had 8 points. Curry had a game high 18 points for Crescent City. We think that when these young kids get some wind under their sails that they are going to shock some people, said Ruise. Were hoping that this win will help us turn the corner. The Cats were not so fortunate earlier in the week when they lost to district rival Forrest 60-40 on the road December 8. Forrest had three players in double figures as it used a big first half to hold off a Wildcat run. The Cats played even with the Rebels in the second half, but Forrest held a 29-17 halftime lead that the Wildcats couldnt overcome. Daryl Johnson and Lamb were the top scorers for BCHS with 10 points. CeCe Jefferson had 5 points. BCHS will host Interlachen the evening of December 15 in its last contest before the Christmas tournament. Varsity tips off at 7:30 pm and JV at 6 pm. PHOTOS BY JUD JOHNSONAbove, Landon Mitchell drives around defenders as Kelton Givens (above right) looks on. At right, No. 5 Charles Ruise Jr. attempts to disrupt the impound pass.PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSONMarnae Givens spins around a Forrest defender.rf n tb The Lady Bobcats of BCMS have had a good basketball season so far, standing at 6-2 overall and 3-1 in the Florida Star Conference. The girls began the season by narrowly defeating Hamilton County Middle 20-19. Sixth grader Delicia Washington posted 12 points to lead the Bobcats. It was a tougher outing against St. Marys Middle School (GA) as BCMS fell 28-21. Washington had 12 points and eighth grader Vornesha Donaldson had 7 points. Then BCMS got back on the winning track, defeating Lake City Middle School 27-20. Washington led the way again with 18 points and eighth Grader Megan Farmer had 6 points. Yulee Middle was the next team to lose to the Bobcats by a score of 3416 with Washington putting in 19 points. Megan Farmer added 4, Vornesha Donaldson had 3 and Zoe Hamil, Tristin Lauramore, Lindsey Love and Abigayle Rice each added 2 points. The Cats then traveled to Fernadina Beach Middle School and won 28-22. Washington posted 18 points and Megan Farmer added 8. Then it was on the bus again to Madison County Middle School where the girls notched another win at 30-22 with Washington again leading the way. She had 16 points and Vornesha Donaldson put in 7. The Bobcats suffered a tough conference loss against Richardson Middle School in Lake City at home 33-28. Washington had 17 points in the game. The girls bounced back on Monday, December 12 with a 36-32 win over Fernandina Beach Middle School. Washington had a season-high 27 points and Megan Farmer and Abigayle Rice added 4 points each. Porshua Jefferson and Grace Jones had a strong defensive game. Its been a surprising start to the season for the Wildcat wrestling team. Though they are very young and dont have the experience that some of their opponents bring to the sport, their energy and enthusiasm has translated into a 4-0 start in dual meets. The wrestlers have been working hard in practice and its been reaping dividends on the mat. Four Wildcat wrestlers went undefeated in the meets: Cody Miller, Zach Bloxham, Teddy Callihan and Robert Norris. If someone would have told me that this early in the season we would be 4-0 in duals and would place third at the Steak n Shake tournament, I would have probably said they were crazy, said Coach Ryan Sulkowski. The kids are really working hard and have come a long way in a short amount of time. The Cats crushed First Coast 54-22 on December 5 and came back the next day to defeat Atlantic Coast even more impressively. BCHS won 74-6 to go 2-0. They had two more big road wins, defeating Jackson 72-24 and Providence 51-28 on December 6. There is a lot of buzz about the wrestling team and Sulkowski has a full stable of wrestlers, something that BCHS hasnt always had the luxury of fielding. We are wrestling pretty well right now as a team. We have filled all 14 weight classes at each meet, which really helps. The next two weeks will really tell us where we are heading into the holidays, the coach said. The Cats travel to Columbia on December 17 and Ed White on December 20.brfn We publish obituaries & picturesFREE!Thank you $6.00 (for 50 words)
Page 14 T B C P ursday, December 15, 2011 Greeted by Veep at MayportVice President Biden made a surprise visit on the morning of December 8, 2011 to Naval Station Mayport to join a homecoming celebration for the crew of the USS Gettysburg to welcome home sailors from a seven-month deployment to the Middle East. Macclenny resident Master Chief Mark Riceman (right) was among the crew of the guided missile cruiser and is pictured shaking the Vice Presidents hand as he departed the ship. Master Chief Riceman has served in the US Navy for 25 years. The photo appears with an article by the Associated Press. Mark Riceman is married to Ann Riceman and the stepfather of Ti any Strait, both of Macclenny.PHOTO COURTESY OF THE NAVY TIMES PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGANAWANA winning team members with scales, Buttercup the goat and captain Stan Dukeman (kneeling).KELLEY LANNIGANFEATURES firstname.lastname@example.orgThrough a missions organization known as Samaritans Purse, teachers and students at Macclenny Elementary as well as the AWANA youth group at First Baptist Church of Macclenny have raised funds to furnish two needy families with much needed dairy goats. Samaritans Purse funnels emergency food, clean water, medical care, livestock and other assistance to people in need, especially in undeveloped countries. The price of a diary goat is $70 and Macclenny Elementary teachers are working toward that goal, having pledged to donate $1 each. Cathy Fletcher, receptionist at Macclenny Elementary, spearheads a different holiday project each year at the school. As missions director of the AWANA youth program at First Baptist Church in Macclenny, she was already involved with that groups current effort collecting money to donate to Samaritans Purse. When she suggested raising money to purchase a goat for Macclenny Elementarys 2011 holiday project as well, the school enthusiastically adopted it. The charity has had such appeal that students in teacher Cheryl Collins class adopted it as a class project, too. Ms. Collins didnt even send home a note explaining the project to the parents. The children are handling it all themselves, as evidenced by a class collection jar To date they have raised a total of $38. Their money isnt enough for a goat, but will go to other things as a poster hanging in the front lobby explains: The caring and giving class of Mrs. Collins is donating $38 t0 Samaritans Purse to feed two hungry babies for a week; teach a child to read and write and provide milk for a child for one week. Children wrote messages on the sign. Some of their sentiments read: I love to help; God loves you; I love chillen. Ive been delighted that my school and church undertook this particular project and are both working toward the goal of easing the burden of a poor family in another part of the world. Im also delighted to be personally involved with both, said Ms. Fletcher. According to her, the gift of a goat to a needy family in another country is no small thing. The milk it produces can be turned into cheese, yogurt and butter. Surpluses of these products can be sold for much-needed cash. A single goat can greatly ease the situation of people suffering from malnutrition and poverty. Its been a wonderful way to teach children at the school and in the church the spirit of giving and to see it put in action, she said. The AWANA group turned its collecting efforts into a competition between teams of girls and boys of different age groups and collected a total of $93. Since a goat is only $70, the $23 difference will go to purchase another gift for their sponsored family a dozen chickens. The amount of money raised by each team determined the winner, but so did the weight, which is why the youth were encouraged to bring in their spare change. All the loose change collected over the weeks was weighed in a scale made from two metal buckets. During a church party when the money was weighed and named Buttercup paid a surprise visit, courtesy of her owner, church member Joey Harrell of Macclenny. AWANA captain Stan Dukeman said that watching the spirit of giving that grew in the children was a huge personal reward. He hopes the fund raiser for missions can be an annual event. WANTEDOld photographs of Baker County buildings, landmarks & residents prior to 1960 for completion of Gene Barbers book on the history of Baker County. PHOTOS WILL BE RETURNED ASAPAlso photos of military veterans and families from Baker County. Call 259-2400 or 259-9154 for more information.