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rrfntbrfbfrfrr 82nd Year, Vol. 34 Winner of 7 state awards for journalism excellence in 2010 75 DECEMBER 22, 2011THURSDAY T B C P Have a safe and very Merry Christmas! The Press Staff The Baker County sheriffs department sent out a regional advisory this week following the arrest of two High Springs, FL men for stealing thousands of dollars worth of copper tubing from a cellular phone tower west of Sanderson. Police suspect the pair likely is responsible for similar thefts in Florida and elsewhere, according to Investigator Steve Harvey. Timothy Jackson and Justin Wacasey, both 24, were caught by a patrolling deputy as they exited an access road near the tower about 4 am on December 17. Deputy Patrick McGauley pulled over their 1997 Ford pickup in the lot of the nearby Citgo station because its trailer had no license tag, and noticed the trailer was laden with a large amount of rubbercoated copper tubing and several metal parts. The occupants appeared nervous during questioning and said they were contractors returning from a tower job in Duval County. They gave differing versions, however, as to why they were exiting the nearby access road to US 90 from the tower owned by Jacksonville Cellular. Mr. Jackson maintained they were surveying the Sanderson tower for a future job; Mr. Wacasey said they turned onto JOEL ADDINGTONNEWS EDITOR firstname.lastname@example.orgThe unlicensed driver of what police described as a rolling meth lab led deputies on a short chase through Glen St. Mary before being arrested for producing methamphetamine and other charges the afternoon of December 15. Suspect Melvin Thomas Mann, 29, was behind the wheel of a black 1998 Chevrolet pickup that also contained three young children, a passenger and materials and supplies commonly used to manufacture meth. Deputy Chris Walker spotted the driver, who the valid drivers license, about 4:15 pm and attempted to stop the vehicle on West Franklin Street. According to the deputys report, Mr. Mann did not stop, but jumped into the back seat after turning onto South Clinton Street where passenger Alexander Ryan Pellum, 19, of Glen St. Mary moved to the drivers seat and stopped the vehicle. The suspect resisted Deputy Walkers attempts to forcibly remove him from the back seat and used the children to shield the report indicates. With assistance from investigators present in the area, Mr. Mann was taken into custody and placed in the rear of a patrol car. Deputy Walker also noted that none of the children, ages 1, 3 and 7, were in car seats. He BCHD expects to layo 15-20 employeesSee page 6See page 5 ONLINE POLL RESULTSDo you say Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas or switch back and forth depending on the circumstances?84.2% Merry Christmas 1% Happy Holidays 14.9% Both The base of looted tower. Just another day, thought Jerry, as he prepared his cart for work. Jerry worked the evening shift as a janitor at Union Train Station in Washington D.C. It was Christmas Eve and everyone was in a hurry. Jerry took stop of the day. He rounded the corner. There stood his boss Robert with a sly smirk on his face. Excerpt from Abigayle Prices (le ) short storyJOEL ADDINGTONNEWS EDITOR email@example.comThe former manager of Baker Manor Apartments is suspected of stealing about $25,000 from tenants at the publicly-subsidized housing complex at the corner of Lowder and South 6th streets in Macclenny. morning of December 19 after a warrant was issued for her arrest on 507 counts of fraud, forgery, theft and other white-collar crimes spanning 17 months between March 28, 2010 and August 31, 2011. The defendants bond was initially set at more than $5 million due to the high volume of felony counts and Counher Jacksonville attorney Curtis S. Fallgatter. fering utility assistance checks meant to help low-income Baker Manor tenants, deceiving residents into paying more rent than they owed and, possibly, embezzling money from a dead childs memorial bank account, among other offenses, according to police. Sheriffs office investigator Chris Volz said at the bond hearing the total dollar amount lost due to the alleged crimes, including funds paid to replace the stolen money, could top $40,000. He said by phone earlier that day the investigation is ongoing and new information is being discovered daily, including details about money in the memorial bank account. Police records identify 20 victims in the case. According to the investigator, a great deal of the thefts Baker Manors management company, Horizon Housing Management, LLC of Oviedo, FL, to tenants that were either deposited into Baker Manors petty cash account or cashed. opened the petty cash account with permission from the company, but the account was supposed to be limited to covered by the apartment complexs main account, Inv. Volzs report states. The suspect made ATM withdrawals from the petty cash account at gambling establishments in Florida and Alabama, including the Allied Veterans of the World, Inc. Volz said. After an audit and investigation by Horizon Housing Joann Krakowski and Baker Manors current manager Regina Cody reported the alleged criminal activity to the Horizons president Elizabeth Vermales declined to comment on the case this week other than to say her comfering utility assistance checks meant to help low-income Baker Manor tenants, deceiving residents into paying more rent than they owed and, possibly, embezzling money from a dead childs memorial bank account, among other offenses, according to poSheriffs office investigator Chris Volz said at the Melvin MannSee page 2PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTONDonna Gri s at her bond hearing Dec. 20. rrfffff See page 4JOEL ADDINGTON | NEWS EDITOR firstname.lastname@example.orgAbigayle Price of Sanderson won the young student division of The Florida Times-Unions 32nd annual Holiday Short Story Contest for her tale of a working-class father who nearly misses a long-standing family tradition. The 9-year-old fourth grader in Keller Intermediate Schools gifted program wrote Family Traditions after studying short stories in teacher Cathy Hoopers class. Ms. Hooper said her students reviewed stories like Edgar Allen Poes A Tell Tale Heart and An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, a story by Ambrose Bierce and inspired by Poes most famous work. Students then crafted their own stories. cludes characters named after real people in her life, in-fntbSee page 2 A Macclenny pharmacy believed to have close ties to a physician whose downtown practice folded recently after his license was suspended closed last week. Procare Drugs on US 90 west recently posted signs directing customers to the Walgreens pharmacy on ing a possible sale of its pharmacy accounts to Walgreens for over a year. 5th St. in October. The physicians license was suspended by the Florida Department of Health pending the outcome of an investigation into whether pain pills and other narcotics were being prescribed illegally. Shortly after the suspension, DoH investigators checked Procares pharmacy records for evidence that terized as minor discrepancies. The pharmacy, however, was used by many of Dr. Scarboroughs patients and was promoted by a sign Jennifer Hirst, spokeswoman for the DoH headquarters in Tallahassee, said on Tuesday she was not aware of any investigation into Procare as a result of the records review two months ago. There have been no developments via public records on the Scarborough investigation either. The susThe suspension order contained multiple allegations of patients being prescribed addictive drugs withScarborough for his signature. Justin Wacasey Timothy Jackson
Page 2 T B C P ursday, December 22, 2011cluding her bus driver. The plot centers on a father, Jerry, who at the last minute is forced to work the midnight shift on Christmas Eve. That threatens to derail his participation in a yearly trip to his in-laws to celebrate Christmas with his wife and children. The Times-Union asked that stories entered in the contest be a maximum of 1000 words and set on December 24 in a train station, bus depot or airport. And it just so happens that Ms. Prices grandfather, Alan Chinn, retired two years ago from CSX. He gave her some pointers and some good advice, her grandmother Blanche Chinn, said. Ms. Prices prize for winning the young student division was Magic. He needs to get his feet done, she said. Her favorite book is Misty of Chincoteague written by Marguerite Henry. Its a story about a family who raises a wild horse named Misty. Ms. Price has only written a handful of stories in school, but she reads aloud nightly and discusses the books with her family. The following is her winning story: Just another day, thought Jerry, as he prepared his cart for work. Jerry worked the evening shift as a janitor at Union Train Station in Washington D.C. It was Christmas Eve and everyone was in a hurry. Jerry took his time, pushing his cart to his the corner. There stood his boss Robert with a sly smirk on his face. Well, Jerry, looks like we need you to stay for the midnight shift because Lenny called in sick, Robert said. Jerry replied, Its not fair. My wife and I were planning to take the kids to her parents house for Christmas morning to open presents. Its a tradition. If I have to stay, it will be impossible for our family to go. Jerry, Im sorry to spoil your tradition, but I need you to work. Its either work or quit. So, what is your choice? Replied Robert. Jerry didnt dare looked at his boss with a smile and said, sure boss, Ill be glad to stay. Jerry didnt know how he was going to tell his wife and children because they would be heartbroken. Traditions were important to his family. cleaned all the stations assigned to him and it was 7 pm before he the break room and sat down to call his wife with the bad news. As the telephone rang, Jerry still wife answered, and Jerry said, bad news. What do you want to hear first? Denise replied, Well, I guess I want the good get to make some extra money, but the bad news is that I have to stay at work all night because Lenny is sick. Oh no! said Denise. What about my parents house? The children will be upset and I really wanted to go this year because my parents are not in the best of health. Jerry replied, Well, the boss told me that I had to work or I wouldnt have a job tomorrow. I really need this job and I hate to be unemployed on Christmas Day. The line was silent for a moment and then Denise said, Traditions are important, but you need a job. I love you but it breaks my heart not to be with my parents on Christmas Day. Is there some way we can see my parents tomorrow? Jerry thought long and hard before replying, I dont know how we can. I get off at 7 am and have to be back at 3 pm. Ill be too tired to drive you and the children to your parents house and get back to work on time for my shift and said nothing but Goodbye! as she slammed the phone down. way to end a conversation with your wife on Christmas Eve. Jerry tried to call his wife back, but all he got was a busy sigand saw it was time for him to up his cart and supplies and Now what do I do, he thought. I guess I just trust that if God wants us together he will make it happen. Jerry wasnt happy about the situation, but knew that he had no other option other than working through the night. At 11 pm, he went back to the supply room and got what knew that the night would go by fast because of all the work he needed to get done. The later that it got, the more depressed Jerry his family down. What was he to believed in traditions. Spending Christmas morning with his wife, children and her parents met Denise in middle school and it was an important tradition. At 6:30 am, as he was thinking about leaving early, he heard his name being paged over the speakers in the station. Jerry Sanders, please report to the Amtrak desk on the upper level. Thats odd, he thought. I have my own radio and if they need me, they should just call me on my own radio. Again he heard Jerry Sanders, please report to the Amtrak desk on the upper level. Jerry called on his radio and asked if he was the one the Amtrak desk needed? All he heard was a yes and then nothing but static. This is just great, thought Jerry. Right at quitting time they expect me to clean up right thing to do so he pushed his cart up the ramp to the upper level. As he approached the Amtrak desk he couldnt believe his eyes. There around a beautiful Christmas tree sat his children, his wife wife stood up and said, Merry Christmas, darling! Being together on Christmas morning and celebrating the birth of Jesus with our children and my parents, means so much that we decided to join you here at work. We brought our traditions to you. Please join us around the tree. As Jerry joined his family, a group of carolers gathered around and began signing Oh Come All Ye Faithful. Jerry looked over the group that had gathered, he thought, I guess that trusting in God really does work and if traditions are meant to be continued then God will make it happen. Merry Christmas to All! COUNTRY FEDERALCREDIT UNION Get yourPLATINUM VISA Earn REWARD Points NO ANNUAL FEE 6 months 0% APR on balance transfers**With approved credit. 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The suspect and Mr. Pellum, who said he was being paid by Mr. Mann to purchase ingredients used to make meth, were questioned by investigators Mike Hauge and John Hardin, the latter investigator reported. While patting down the passenger, the investigator observed a can of camping fuel, a box of pseudoephedrine and a jug of muriatic acid inside the vehicle. In the bed of the truck he found trash bags and garbage cans, one with three, 2-liter bottles that appeared to have been used to make methamphetamines, the Mr. Mann, upon questioning, said he was gathering the supplies for a friend but soon admitted to making the drug himself. Police later found more methmaking materials at his nearby residence. The truck was towed from the scene and Florida Department of Children and Families removed the children. Investigators described the suspect as an associate of two men arrested December 7 for operating a meth lab in Baldwin at the Hawkins Motel. He knows those people, said sheriffs office investigations chief Maj. Chuck Brannan. I would guess they were teaching him how to do it so he could set up shop here. Mr. Mann faces four felony charges fleeing and eluding police, three counts of child cruelty, producing methamphetamine and possessing chemicals used to manufacture the drug as well as a misdemeanor charge for driving on a suspended license. Hes been found guilty of mulduring the last decade and served a year in state prison for grand theft before his release in August, 2009. From page 1rfrntbrrrrFrom page 1 COPIESBlack & white/Full colorrfnrt We print obituaries with a picture free of charge.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Letters are welcome, but must contain the signature of the writer, a telephone number and city of residence. Letters must reect opinions and statements on issues of current interest to the general public. The newspaper reserves the right to reject any material which in the newspapers judgement does not meet standards of publication. CONTACT US By phone at 904.259.2400 or by fax at 904.259.6502. You can stop by our oce located at 104 S. Fifth Street, Mac clenny, FL or mail your submission to PO Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063. We are available online at www.bakercountypress.comT B C PPage3DECEMBER 22, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org This newspaper is printed on recycled paper. T B C Pusps 040-280Post Oce Box 598 Macclenny, FL 32063 (904) 259-2400 The Baker County Press is published each Thursday by Baker County Press, Inc. Periodicals postage paid under permit issued December 30, 1929 at the post oce in Macclenny, Florida.SUBSCRIPTION RATES $25.00 a year inside Baker County; $35.00 a year outside Baker County; deduct, $1.00 for persons 65 years of age or older, military personnel on active duty outside Baker County, and college students living out side Baker County. POSTMASTER: send address changes to The Baker County Press, P.O. Box 598, Macclenny, FL. 32063. You are a cheater and you cheat, said son Dylan. I am not a cheater, said cous in Ashton. We did not cheat, said Ash tons friend Crystal. You said there werent any rules. Once the competi tion started, squawked Dylan. You built half of your house barn whatever it is be fore you got here. Its the Annual Gingerbread House Building Contest and the competitors are at each others throats hurling insults and gumdrops. Somehow this helps promote Christmas cheer, or so they tell me before they take a swipe at each others house. Are you sure that is even gin gerbread? said Dylan. Looks like plywood to me, chimes in his sister Sara Beth, who is making a miniature gin gerbread village with her partner Ana Tomas. It is not plywood, said Ash ton. It is a gingerbread farm. Since Crystal and I are agriculture teachers it seemed appropriate. Youre still a cheater. Am not. Are to. air. I quit, said Caitlyn Dugger as all four of her walls collapse the moment she tries to put on the roof. You cant quit, said her mama Cathy Crews. Ill help you and Gary. The spirit of Christmas coop eration. What? You cant help her. I need you here. Were making peanut brittle shingles, said her partner Cheryl Hart. The spirit of Christmas coop eration quashed. You bit the head off my snow man, said Dylan. No I didnt. That was a spare marshmallow, said his partner Sarah Davis. Sarah, were trying to win this thing and youre eating my snow man. Is that an outhouse? said Ashton. That is not an outhouse, said Sara Beth, offended. Ill have you know that is the cathedral for our gingerbread village. Looks like an outhouse to me. And what is that in your farm? Thats a wagon made out of sugar wafers. Whats in it? asked Sara Beth. Hay, said Crystal. Looks like chicken manure. Hey! Stop eating my snowmen. I think were pushing the rules this year after last years You have to admit that was pretty darned awesome, said Cheryl. Until your house caught on water. In last years competition, Cheryl cut out the windows, cov ered them with paper and put a lit candle inside the house for added affect. It was very impressive until we had to call out the ginger I just want you to understand that I have no stake in this con test. I am merely a chronicler like Mark Twain or Alexander Pope. My bunch is incredibly com petitive. They get it from their Mama who has been known to mope around all day after losing a game of Scrabble. Her progeny have been known to sweep all the tiles off a Scrabble board if they lose. So I choose not to compete. Im a neutral observer, like Swit zerland. I think our farm looks pretty good, said Crystal. For manufactured housing, quips Dylan. Doesnt it look good Uncle Bob? asked Ashton. Im Switzerland. Whats that supposed to mean? Theres a lot of laughter going on in our dining room. A lot of good natured ribbing and plenty of creativity. Its a fun time. Its become something of a Christmas tradition in our house and though Im not Bob the Builder and prefer to sit back and watch the competitors at work, I still enjoy it a lot. Yet another layer to the Christ mas spirit. ROBERT GERARD Dear Editor: I want to inform citizens of Governor Rick Scott recently an nounced that the new re-entry facility under construction west of Sanderson by the Depart ment of Corrections is slated for privatization. When the Baker County Com mission approved [zoning] for this facility, it and the citizens living in close proximity were under the impression it was gong to be operated by the state, not some private company. Under Rick Scotts proposed budget for next year, he plans to close six prisons and privatize some work camps and re-entry facilities throughout the state. He also plans to lay off 2,700 whom will be Baker County resi dents. I strongly urge the commis sioners to take a stand against the impending privatization of this facility the same way they did in regard to Northeast Flori da State Hospital. Let Governor Scott and our legislators know that we want curity guards running the new prison.John Bellovich MacclennyDear Editor:I read the article about teen pregnancies [in Baker County] being the highest in Florida and it proves that we need to stop talking about how to stop teens from having sex and teach them how to protect themselves. I say that because teens are going to do what they want re gardless of who tries to stop them. Im a 20-year-old mother of three, and yes, I am part of that percentage of teen mothers. Most teens (boys and girls) dont know how to put on a con dom the correct way or the girls arent taking some form of birth control. Parents, or someone, needs to explain to these girls that being a mother is not easy and is not a fairy tale like in tele vision and the movies. Give them a reality check. Im not speaking for all the teen moms, but its hard and you give up a lot. Merry Christmas and bless ev eryone. Tabitha Cohen MacclennyDear Editor: In response to the Bobcats record now at 6-2 article in the newspa per last week, the information was incorrect. The BCMS Lady Bobcats currently have a 11-1 record overall and 7-0 for the district games. They began the season by playing Lake City Middle and Suwannee Middle, winning both district games. They have also defeated Richardson Middle twice this year (your article indicated they lost to Richardson). Also, the players listed in the paper were incorrect. Megan Farmer and Vornesha Donaldson were great players for the Bobcats last year but are no longer at the middle school. Delicia Washington, Tristan Lauramore, Zoe Hamil, Lindsey Love and Abigayle Rice were also list ed in your article and are still players on the team, as well as Jada Jack son, Andrea Clark, Shea Robinson, Ashton Ray, Tynesha Reed, Keyon na Coger, Jessica Norman, Lia Love and Carliya Jefferson. All of the Lady Bobcats have played hard and deserve recognition for an awesome year, as does Coach Anne Cassidy for an outstanding two years of coaching. They have two games left in the regular season and then they will be headed to the championship game (Florida Star Conference). Congratulations Bobcats on an impressive year and good luck in your next games!Teresa Lauramore Glen St. MaryEditors Note: The Bobcats will play in the Florida Star Conference Championship January 19 in Madison County. The team defeated Su wannee County 44-25 December 15 to make their record 11-1, basket ball coach and BCMS athletic director Anne Cassidy said. Upcoming games include a home match-up against Wilkinson Junior High on January 5 before the team travels to Hamilton County on January 9. Dear Editor: This letter is to all the residents of the Hills of Glen and sur rounding area. My parents dog got out of their backyard the other night and while these break-outs are not common, they do happen. For three days they watched their pet suffer through an unknown illness. Instead of traveling to be with family for the holidays, they rushed their companion to the animal hospital, where they were told it was anti-freeze that poisoned him. There is no option but to put an animal down once this deadly poison is ingested. So they said goodbye to their beloved friend, companion and family member. This has truly broken my parents hearts. Whether it was intentional poisoning or merely an accident, it could have been prevented. Please be mindful when han dling anti-freeze, and if you hap pen to spill some while perform ing maintenance on your vehicle, please clean it up. And, if you think it was a good idea to place a bowl of food laced with anti-freeze to get rid of a problem animal, just ask my par ents how that turned out! We have animal control for a reason; try giving them a call if you have a problem. For people who have pets, keep them close by so this can be prevented from happening to you. Merry Christmas.Shawn McDaniel Baker Work Camp Sanderson LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Kelley Lannigan rff nt btfrt ft Like most kids, I absolutely loved Christmas. I think few would argue that from a childs perspective its without a doubt the most fun and exciting holiday of the year. As adults, that perspective changes and although still enjoy able, Christmas is often viewed as a lot of extra work when you add up the hours of shopping, planning, decorating, hosting and attending parties, cooking, gift wrapping, traveling and of course, taking down and packing up all those lights. And increasingly, the premise and message the observance was founded on the spirit of giving, of peace on earth and good will gets lost amid the rampant con sumerism that, even for many At some point each Christmas, getting into the spirit. Then, in evitably, something happens to change that. This year that something is a certain inspirational music video made by a young man in Canada named Sean Quigley. Of all the Christmas music I grew up hearing, The Little Drummer Boy was one of my fa vorites, but the popularity of the song faded into the background as the years slipped by. But this young Canadians contemporary take on the song has catapulted it into the spot light once again. A drummer himself, Sean was personally inspired by the mes sage of the song, about a young man who has nothing to pres ent to Jesus but the one thing he does best drumming. Sean directed and edited his visually stunning video, which features him drumming and walking in different snow-cov ered landscapes shot around his home city of Winnipeg. Within two weeks of upload ing the video, it went viral with well over 200,000 hits. He arranged, composed, re corded, mixed and mastered the catchy, updated version of the beloved Christmas song and did the singing and played all the in struments you hear on the music track as well. Drummer Boy speaks to me so much, he told CBC News, who featured him as a guest on their morning segment Decem ber 3. The whole song is a story. Its about this boy who gets word of Jesus being born and he goes to see him and he doesnt have anything to give him; hes like I dont have money, I dont have gifts to give you. But I can play my drum and thats more than enough. Sean praised his sister who gave him a hand operating the video camera and helped him get the shots he desired. He told CBC he was inspired by the song because, as a drum mer himself and what he believes Christmas should be, he could re late on a very personal level. Its because of what Christ mas is really about. Its not about Santa. Its not about the presents. Its about the birth of Jesus, he said. You can view Sean Quigleys Little Drummer Boy video on Youtube. The Little Drummer Boy also known as The Carol of the Drum as written in 1941 by American music teacher and composer Katherine Kennicott Davis. The song has been recorded countless times since then by such artists as Bing Crosby, Ste vie Wonder, Johnny Cash, Faith Hill, and even heavy metal and alternative bands.rfntb Send us letters and make sure they are SIGNED with a phone number.
Page 4 T B C P ursday, December 22, 2011 MIKE ANDERSONPRESS STAFF Motorists who travel across the Manntown bridge on County Road 125, which is being replaced by the Florida Department of Transportation, will have to get used to taking a different route for at least the next four months. Beginning around mid-January, detour signs will be erected on Interstate 10 and on local roads in the vicinity to alert drivers to the road closure and divert zone. Only people who live near the bridge will be permitted to continue using that portion of County Road 125 between County Road 130 (Mud Lake Road) and Woodlawn Road near the southern end of the bridge project. The Baker County Commission approved the road closure on the evening of December 19 at the request of DOTs chief engineer on the project, James Driggers, who said construction workers and equipment would be able passing by. Safety is the key, Mr. Driggers told commissioners, adding that a good conservative estimate for the reopening of the road is mid-May. He also said that large layers of clay had been found in the excavation process and that detourmore easily remove the unsuitable material without delaying completion of the project. I could give you a better product by closing the road, he assured commissioners. If closing the road means DOT can build a better bridge, said Commissioner Adam Giddens, It makes sense to me to close the road. Others agreed. The request was granted unanimously after detour would not pose any sigconcerns. Mr. Driggers said he realizes some people wont appreciate the inconvenience of having to drive a longer distance around the construction area. But its for their safety and the safety of the construction workers on the site, he said. Besides, he said, if the road delayed possibly just as much because lane closures would be retime. The project began earlier this year to replace the old bridge, which many considered dangerously narrow, with a new span measuring 47 feet in width and straddling the south prong of Little St. Marys River. The new structure will include two, 12-foot-wide travel lanes and two 10-foot-wide shoulders. Nearly all of the huge concrete pilings necessary to support the massive weight of the new span have been driven deep into the ground and contractors have begun setting girders on top of the pilings, Mr. Driggers said. Soon, they will begin the job of pouring concrete to form the road bed for the new bridge. After the next phase of construction is completed in May, traffic will be allowed to drive across the new bridge and the old span will then be removed. The project also includes widening and resurfacing of 3,420 feet of County Road 125, which will include paved shoulders on each side, on the north and south approaches to the bridge. Mr. Driggers said the new bridge will remain a solid structure that should serve Baker County well for at least the next 50 years or more. Long after Im dead and gone it will still be holding up, he said. In other business the commission: sure of Barber Road, a narrow, winding county road that has become a popular short cut for many motorists between SR 121 and the Walmart on State Road 228 in Macclenny. Residents in the area have pleaded with commissioners to close the road, half of which is dirt and the other half paved, because of increasing trafJames Bennett, the DOTs urban transportation development administrator, told commissioners that should remain open. It is a public roadway to serve adding that the road helps keep local motorists from getting on I-10 at SR 121 and traveling to the next exit, SR 228, to reach Walmart. He said that in the long term interest of the county, a better solution would be to extend Barber Road due east to SR 228 along a new route from where the road pavement now ends. That would require the Macclenny City Commissions approval, however, and Mr. Bennett said he didnt think city commissioners favored the idea. Commissioner Michael Crews said he had never heard a single resident express support for a new Barber Road route as proposed by Mr. Bennett because that would bring even more trafHowever, Commissioner Giddens said he agreed with Mr. Bennetts assertion that growth eventually will occur in the area of SR 228 north of I-10 and maybe a new more direct road (linking State Roads 121 and 228) would be a good idea. No conclusions were reached, but commission chairman Gordon Crews said Barber Road will be a future agenda item for the board to continue deliberating. lowest bidders for the paving of 1.8 miles of Cow Pen Road and for the repaving of half a mile of George Taber Blvd. APAC, a subsidiary of Old Castle Southern Group, won the Cow Pen Road project on a bid of $257,871.33 and Hubbard Constructions $96,257 bid took the George Taber Boulevard job. Robert Fletcher, county road superintendent, said 120 days has been allowed for completion of the Cow Pen project and 90 days for George Taber, which also includes a crosswalk to serve members of First Baptist Church of Glen. Work on the projects is expected to begin in February. don Londa Thrift Road, a narrow, short dirt trail off SR 121 just north of County Road 23B, and convey the land to adjacent property owners Marvin and Kaye Warner. It looks like a driveway, County Manager C.J. Thompson told commissioners. Its a road we dont even maintain. After a brief public hearing, during which no one raised any objections to the proposal, the request was approved unanimously. pany is cooperating with law enforcement. According to police reports, however, Ms. Krakowski said the company had a policy of issuing utility assistance checks to tenants whose income fell below a certain threshold, and they were tribution. The reports indicate Ms. Krakowksi said numerous tenants never received the checks or even knew they were eligible for such assistance. The reports also show that Ms. Krakowski produced bank records indicating the checks were deposited into the petty cash account against company policy, or were signed and cashed, though residents denied signing them. Police reports of interviews with tenants show they viewed fered to help with paperwork or obtaining utility and other assistance for low-income residents, including rental assistance from the Northeast Community Action Agency nearby on Lowder Street. That organizations local director, Tamekia Jackson, said about $1000 in rent assistance from a federal grant program never made it to tenants. She also noted that her agencys utility assistance program the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program was not compromised in the case. One victim, 61-year-old Ronald Tyson, reportedly told police nation, she told him he shouldve been receiving the utility assistance checks, but that a mistake she made with the paperwork caused a problem. Ms. Griffis then attempted to write him a personal check for the amount he shouldve received, but Mr. Tyson refused, according to Inv. Volzs account of the interview. The investigator explained by phone early this week Baker Manor tenants income, includstamps, wages and even lottery winnings, must be regularly reported electronically to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, commonly known as HUD, because the federal agency sets rent amounts based on the income of tenants and the size of their units. late the reporting to make it look like the tenant owed more money me a check right now, Mr. Volz said. Another victim, Gibson-McDonald Furniture owner Joel Barber, said he wrote a check to Baker Manor to help out his she never owed the money. He said Ms. Griffis also skipped out on a bill of more than $200 from his S. 6th St. store. In the beginning she seemed real helpful and involved in the community, he said. It seemed like she was really taking stock. Baker Manor tenant Angel her after her 11-year-old son was killed while crossing South 6th Street last July by setting up a memorial fund to pay for funeral expenses, a car for her and her two children and other bills, Inv. Volzs report shows. er money was used to pay more than half of the funeral bill and ey from the memorial account for her personal use, the victim In addition, Ms. Connell said she loaned the suspect $1700 and erator that never arrived. Inv. Volz declined to comment this week on how much money was in a memorial account for Ms. Connells son. That part of the investigation is still ongoing, he said. Ms. Griffis attorney, a former chief assistant US attorney, said at the bond hearing his client, a wife and mother of three, is committed to working out a plea agreement with prosecutors and paying restitution in the case. He requested, unsuccessfully, reduced so she could continue working and caring for her parents. Shes hoping to get a second and third job, Mr. Fallgatter told Judge Williams, who left her bond unchanged at $5,070,000. The attorney said after the hearing she will certainly lose her job because her family can only pay between $2500 and $3000 of the more than $500,000 needed to bail her out. Mr. Fallgatter declined, however, to provide details about where shes been working. Inv. Volz said he believed Ms. other property in Orange Park. 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ursday, December 22, 2011 T B C P Page 5 MIKE ANDERSONPRESS STAFF The City of Macclenny will solicit applications next month from lowto moderate-income assistance to repair or completely renovate substandard dwellings under a new federally-funded Housing Assistance Plan. Money to fund the upgrades will come from a $700,000 Community Development Block Grant, which was approved several months ago. The program would have been started already sent the proposed Housing Assistance Plan back to the city for a wording revision. The City Commission approved the revised plan the evening of December 13 two months after the city sent the original plan to the Department of Economic Opportunity for approval. Melissa Thompson, assistant to the city manager, said a DEO administrator sent the plan back to the city with a recommendation to add language making it clear that the grant money is not to be used to rehabilitate rental properties. Mayor Gary Dopson asked at the beginning of last weeks commission meeting if the additional language was recommended or demanded? It was strongly suggested, said City Manager Gerald Dopson, the mayors brother. The new language reads: A rental rehabilitation program will not be included as part of the Citys Housing Assistance Plan. The word not is in boldface type and underlined. citys intention to offer any of the money for rental repairs and they thought that was made pretty clear in the original wording of the plan. The new language immediately follows the following sentence in the original document: The rehabilitation units to be assisted are currently owner occupied. Owner occupied, to me, says I own it and I live in it, said Mrs. Thompson. But she (the DEO administrator) wanted it to be In any event, the city has complied with the states recommendation and the plan now is expected to receive the states approval. The next step will be to advertise the program and seek applicants. Depending upon how far the money stretches and how extensive some of the rehabilitation projects are, a minimum of 12 dwellings must receive funding assistance, Mrs. Thompson said. Parrish and Associates Inc., a hired in September to administer the grant program for the city. Consultants will review all applications and determine each ones priority based upon a number of factors, including the types of repairs needed. Other criteria include: shall be ranked higher than lowto-moderate income households. wood frame, mobile home and manufacture housing will be ranked equally. ly head of household, a handicapped individual living in the home, and families of five or more members with at least one child under the age of 12 shall be given preference. title to the property, or be up to date with their mortgage payments. ble for funding assistance if they are behind in their payments for utilities, taxes, or garbage collection bills. Mayor Dopson said similar grant programs in the past have and its residents. They have helped us bring all areas of the city that were once blighted up to standards in terms of infrastructure, paving, sidewalks and housing, he said. Whereas other grants have been allocated for a mixture of purposes, such as water and sewer utility improvements, streets and storm water drainage, this new grant is earmarked 100 percials said. So far, Mrs. Thompson said ceived about half a dozen calls from residents inquiring about the grant program and expressing a desire to participate in it. In other business: nounced that he has recently submitted an application for a $1 million federal grant to build current location on US 90 across from city hall or on a 2-acre site the city owns on West Boulevard near the football stadium. City officials have long discussed the possibility of relocating the downtown station, although the mayor said hes not sure that would be a good idea. Because its on the main drag I kind of favor leaving it were it is, the mayor said. Thatll be an issue for the city commission to decide later, perhaps after the $1 million grant is Fire Chief Buddy Dugger said the station, which was built in 1941, has been enlarged once over 30 years ago by volunteer labor small, has only one rest room and one shower, is contaminated with mold and has plumbing, structural and electrical wiring problems, the chief said. er Yarbrough asked commissioners to grant him authority to order the demolition of a ramshackle mobile home that has become not only an eyesore, but a The trailer is located in a small trailer park at 331 North Blvd. West. Mr. Yarbrough said the trailers owner stripped it of all salvageable metal, including the siding and a water heater, and abandoned it. The city has not been able to locate him, Mr. Yarbrough said. After he told commissioners that the owner of the trailer park, Lee & Baker Properties, has agreed to demolish and remove the trailer at no expense to the city, commissioners unanimously issued an order of demolition. er needs to be gone immediately. This thing is a life-threatening issue, Chief Dugger said. Its one of the most dangerous situations Ive ever seen. It needs to be destroyed as soon as possible. He said if the trailer caught adjacent trailers to ignite quickly the scene. Also, the structure is an attractive nuisance and could cause serious injury or death if kids were to play inside it, or climb through MACCLENNY CITY COMMISSION 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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There was no immediate value estimate on the purloined copper and other metal being hauled away in the trailer, nor of the cost of replacing it. A telephone number for Jacksonville Cellular was not in service early this week, and it was also not known how the vandalism affected the towers relay capacity. The tower services the AT&T network. Though thefts of copper from air conditioners have been common in Baker County in recent ed case. One of the suspects told police he at one time worked on a tower crew and Investigator Harvey said this week the advisory also went over to Alabama where the suspects once resided. The suspects were booked at county jail for grand theft, felony criminal mischief, armed felony trespass because a .357 magnum pistol was under the seat in the pickup, and larceny. They were released on recognizance bonds on December 18. 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Page 6 T B C P ursday, December 22, 2011A Macclenny man was sentenced December 14 to a lengthy probation term for DUI and vehicular manslaughter in a case nearly four and one half years old. Jamie Lee Barton, 25, entered no contest pleas during the sentencing hearing that afternoon, and tearfully spoke to the judge of his remorse in the death of close friend Jason Lee (Jake) Hodges, 23, in a one-vehicle accident on a private hunting lease the evening of July 20, 2007. Circuit Judge Phyllis Rosier ordered him onto a 15-year probation with drug offender sanctions and suspended his drivers license for three years. She also ordered him to do 500 hours of community service and attend a DUI school. imum $10,000 on the homicide charge, a second-degree felony, and $500 for drunk driving. The defendant has no prior criminal record. against him until March, 2010 shortly after receipt of results from an accident forensics investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol that included a detailed accident re-enactment report. Although the FHP investigation report clearly states that Mr. Barton was at the wheel of a 1997 Chevrolet pickup truck that night when it ran off a dirt road in the Cummer Pasture lease south of Macclenny, there was no DNA evidence that he was driving. Mr. Barton maintained early es was driving the pickup, and when the vehicle ran off the road and overturned on a deep shoulin the passenger seat. FHP maintained the position of Mr. Hodges, who received the fatal injuries when crushed as his body was partially ejected, discounted Mr. Bartons version of events. The investigation nonetheless concluded the evidence was inconclusive as to who was driving. The defendant ran from the scene about 3.5 miles to the residence of an uncle on SR 121 and called his parents before returning to the scene. He was then taken to Fraser Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. His blood alcohol level measured more than four hours after the 10:30 pm accident was .082, drunk. He admitted to troopers at the scene that both he and Mr. Hodges had been drinking, and they noted he smelled of alcohol. The blood alcohol level of the victim was about twice what the Judge Rosier also ordered Mr. Barton to participate in a MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) panel on the impact of accidents like his, and to submit handwritten copies of the obituaries of 27 persons who died when their church bus was struck by a drunk driver in Kentucky in May, 1988. Dear Family and Friends,Give the gift of reading this year and read with your child. I wish each of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. God bless you. 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Crawford Supervisor of Elections 118 East Macclenny Avenue Macclenny, Florida 32063 Telephone 259-6261Holiday Hours for City Hall Please be advised that in observance of the Christmas and New Years Day holidays, City Hall will be closed on: Friday, December 23 Monday, December 26 and Monday, January 2, 2012 The Baker County Courthouse, Property Appraiser, Tax Collector, Supervisor of Elections & Administration offices will be closedDecember 23-26 & January 2 Have a safe & Merry Christmas!JOEL ADDINGTONNEWS EDITOR email@example.comThe Baker County Health Department is preparing to layoff about 20 percent of its workers in response to general revenue losses that have topped $1 million in recent years. You cant make that up, said Kerry Dunlavey, health department director, last week. Well do our best to keep as many services as we can. Well be trying to work harder, better and leaner. The Florida Department of Health has asked the county department to start formulating a workforce reduction plan for its review to help the local agency meet future revenue projections, Ms. Dunlavey said. The process is paperwork intensive, she said, and could take 30 to 90 days to complete. Ms. Dunlavey attributed the lack of revenue to budget cuts by the state legislature, the loss of Medicaid clients and resulting revenue due to turnovers of Medicaid managed care providers and dwindling grant funds. The health department applied unsuccessfully funding shortfalls through the US Department of gram. Ms. Dunlavey said only two sites in Florida were funded while more than 20 were selected in California. have dried up. We have to live within our means, said Ms. Dunlavey. Weve waited [to make layoffs] for longer than most other health departments hoping we months, 12 months, 18 months out we see where its going. We dont want to do this. We understand the economic times, but we have to keep the agency solvent. The health department has lost about $1.3 milToday the health department has about 70 fulltime employees plus another 20 or so contracted and part-time positions. Ms. Dunlavey estimated three groups, adding that some full-time positions will become part-time and vacant positions will go Its combination of all those things, she said. The layoffs will impact all department programs leaving fewer workers to run them but none will be eliminated altogether, the director said. When asked about the impact the decrease in personnel would have on clients, Ms. Dunlavey responded its unknown at this point. Well just have to see how it works out, she said. We hope to keep the same level of services going, but thats really hard to say. we cant guarantee that. We dont know what the legislature is going to do, said Ms. Dunlavey.rfntbbCIRCUIT COURT A Gainesville woman claims her backpack and purse were snatched away by a bicycle-ridMacclenny the afternoon of December 16. Michelle Brady told Deputy Chad Montean the suspect was a black male in his mid-20s wearing a yellow hoodie. Among the contents of the purse was $330 in cash. Ms. Brady initially told the ofShe then said it occurred on Grifand that the suspect pushed her to the ground and rode south on A search of the area following the 5 pm incident turned up no one matching the description. In other cases, a St. George, GA man turned himself back in noon on December 13 when he was caught attempting to leave with about $42 in mens clothing items. Anthony Yokom, 20, ran from he had been taken to await police, then later called and said were able to give Deputy Montean his identity after checking his drivers license. He was arrested for petty theft and booked at county jail after being cleared by the medical staff. The deputy said Mr. Yokom ence of a substance. on the property of James Coleman of Callahan off Jack Dowling Circle in the north county. The owner said he last checked on the area known as Coleman Pasture on December 10, and returned a week later to find the open fence. He told Deputy Johnny Hodges he was not sure how many animals may have wandered off from the property. rings and an iPod taken from a bedroom at her residence on Eastwood Dr. southwest of Macclenny on December 6 or 7. Based on the victims information when she reported the loss on December 16, Deputy Hodges questioned a suspect who lives in the neighborhood. He said the victims son gave him the iPod and it was recovered from the boys step-father, who he gave it to when he learned Ms. Harris was looking for it. The rings were not recovered. First Baptist Churchof MacclennyIt Feels Like Home372 S. Sixth Street at W. 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ursday, December 22, 2011 T B C P Page 7A warrant was issued last week for the arrest of a Sanderson man for doctor shopping to obtain large quantities of the pain reliever Percocet. Doctor shopping is a euphemism for visiting more than one physician to write prescriptions for the same narcotic, and thus getting more of it than the law allows. It is a third-degree felony. Marvin Manning Jr., 57, allegedly admitted to the offense when questioned by Investigator John Hardin, who handles drug cases for the sheriffs department. The interview took place on October 10, but the sheriffs department report and warrant information were released December 12. Mr. Manning was arrested the following day. The investigator was tipped off by Walgreens pharmacy when it discovered while obtaining insurance authorizations that Mr. Manning got Dr. Charles Scarborough, a former Macclenny physician, and Dr. Claudio Vincenty of Jacksonville to write tween August and October. They were written about two weeks apart and involved 720 pills dispensed from Walgreens, Walmart and Procare, all in Macclenny. The latter pharmacy closed its doors last week and was a leading outlet for prescriptions from Dr. Scarborough, whose North shortly after the state temporarily yanked his license pending an investigation into illegal issuance of prescription drugs. Investigator Hardin noted that Dr. Vincenty, when contacted, said he would not have written the prescriptions had he known that Dr. Scarbrough was doing so. The investigator also quotes Mr. Manning as admitting medical problems led to an addiction to drugs. In other drug-related arrests, a Macclenny woman was charged with felony drug possession after a county deputy found white place. Deputy Steven Smith said he went to the residence of Mary Thornton, 32, on Ivy St. the evening of December 12 on a disturbance call. She said she had argued with her boyfriend, who left She allowed Deputy Smith to enter the residence for a security check, and he noticed powder and straw. The powder was Oxycodone and Mr. Thornton admitted snorting it. She was also charged with possession of paraphernalia. dents, both 15, were arrested after campus deputy Matt Riegel saw them run into a wooded area across Madison St. from the school the morning of December 14. The officer said he was on routine patrol about 7 am and chased the pair, apprehending one of the boys who had a soft drink can fashioned into a smoking pipe stashed in a backpack. the second youth out of the woods and he ran onto the campus where he was taken from his ed for obstructing police without violence. The other was arrested for were released to parents. While on a search in the woods for a cell phone dropped the dog Cash alerted on a small baggie of marijuana. The youths were not charged in connection with that, however. 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Jason Perry, 26, of Glen St. Mary, William Herschel Kellum, 53, of Jacksonville, and Staci Akridge, 27, of Glen St. Mary were still being sought by the sheriffs office early this week. Mr. Perry is wanted on two counts of trafficking Hydrocodone, Mr. Kellum for a single count of doctor shopping and Ms. Akridge for a single count of sale and possession of oxycodone, said Maj. Chuck the lead investigator the possession or sale of four or more grams of the drug. ing suspects were arrested on the following charges without incident: clenny for possession and sale of oxycodone. student from Macclenny for possession and sale of marijuana. CR 23C in Macclenny for possession and sale of oxycodone. Ponsell Nursery Road in Glen St. done. drocodone as well as sale and possession of opiates. 34, of Sanderson Circle in Sanddone and sale of amphetamine. Sylvester Manning Road in Macdone and sale of amphetamine. Jason Perry William Kellum Staci Akrdige A criminal complaint for felMacclenny man for attacking a woman who had given him a ride from a downtown bar early on December 14. emergency room about 3 am for facial and other injuries she received when attacked by Marlin Mette, 32, and a female she idenMs. Hoffman told Deputy Robert Aberly she agreed to give clined when she spotted something wrapped in tin foil in Kims purse and suspected it was illegal drugs. She said she was struck and kicked when she stopped in the parking lot of Gator Patricks bar on US 90 in the east city to let the couple out. The woman allegedly pulled her hair during the altercation. Ms. Hoffman also told the ofmended she consult a specialist due to the severity of an injury to her right eye. In other cases the past week, a complaint for domestic batSean Crosby, 34, of Macclenny for an alleged attack on girlfriend Keisha Mitchell, 33, and her 19-year-old daughter Aliassah residence. Ms. Mitchell told Deputy Cleargued over another female the evening of December 15. She alleged that she was struck about the head and face several times, and that Mr. Crosby also pulled the hair of her daughter. The boyfriend fled the area when Ms. Mitchell called police. December 17 against a 17-yearold male from Sanderson for attacking another youth, also 17, in the parking lot of Winn Dixie in Macclenny. The victim, a store employee, was collecting carts in the parking lot about 12:30 pm when approached and struck by the accused, an event that was caught on surveillance video viewed by Deputy Robert Simpkins. Several witnesses said the assailant followed the employee into the store entrance and attempted to continue the attack. The two had been involved in a vehicle accident the previous day, and in a later interview the accused refused to discuss the incident with Deputy Simpkins. St. Mary was arrested early on December 17 for violating domestic violence protective order. Mr. Amerson was in a pickup truck that followed a vehicle drivto several locations in the Macclenny area around midnight. student was arrested for misdemeanor battery December 16 following an attack on another male student, age 14, who he claims was taunting him. Campus deputy Matt Riegel said the incident took place in a classroom and that the younger student had swelling and bruising near his left eye.rfntfbf We want to know... WEDDINGS & BIRTHS4 week deadline
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ursday, December 22, 2011 T B C P Page 9 KELLEY LANNIGANFEATURES firstname.lastname@example.orgTeachers at Baker County Middle school observed Jane Rhoden Day on December 16 as a tribute to the seventh-grade teacher slash fashion icon. cally anything as long as it glitThe middle schools long time seventh grade teacher is well known for her brightly decorated mentary accessories. And her clothing is seasonal themes. rett. And you should see her classroom. Its a direct reflecthinking of doing something funto Jane and her remarkable fashion sense. They contend Ms. Rhoden Jane dresses like this everyThe woman is always blinged fashion sense. We all consider The teachers decided a date ing their wardrobes for anything that might resemble the fashion style of their colleague. den wouldnt be at school that mas vacation out of state. Even though she would not insisted the other teachers go even wear her actual sweaters. at her house and raided her closconditions about her co-workers school. They had to be careful of her sweaters and they had to wear them. For each sweater there is a of them left to Ms. Rhoden by her late mother. Jane Rhoden Day an annual event and next year include the students. Come seeMIKE DEESat Burkins Chevrolet to get yourSPECIAL DEAL for Credit Union & Farm Bureau members!0% for 72 Monthson select makes & modelsCALL TODAY!259-6117 email@example.com Call Junk Joe We pay cash $300 & up for junk vehicles No title necessary | Licensed Also buying any kind of scrap metal 386-867-1396 @ the corner of Hwy 90 and Lowder | 259-STAR (7827)Open Tues.-Thurs. 11 am 10 pm | Fri. & Sat. 11 am midnightNEW YEARS EVEDINNER SPECIAL $10per person, includes non-alcoholic beverage and party favors.From 8 pm midnightEnjoy the fun, family atmosphere with great Italian food!Watch the ball drop on one of our three big screen televisions, shoot some pool or play some games!Call 259-STAR for reservations!Spaces are limited so call early! COME ON IN!Enjoy the evening entertainment& great Italian cuisine with family and friends. KARAOKE BEGINS AT 7:30 P.M. NIGHTLY!! We will close at 4 p.m. Christmas Eve. DEC. 24TH 12:00 P.M. 3:00 P.M.meet Santa and Mrs. Clause DROP TINE Taxidermy By Casey Davis Have every mount competition ready Call for a tour of the studio 904.408.1379 Locally owned and operatedfrom PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGANFrom left: Teachers Katie Wilford, Leslie Harvey, Tara Rhoden, Amy Dunn, Jessica Marchant and Amanda Jacobs rfA Maxville man already in counts for damaging and activatcell. that he was denied use of a telehead in his cell in the A-Pod of the late October for felony driving an accident scene and resisting ment. He will be charged with obmisdemeanor criminal mischief. was served a Charlton County warrant on December 15 for feloMary was arrested the afternoon of December 16 on a Duval County warrant for drunk driving. Macclenny when he learned via standing warrant. Seaman Ford WE ARE BAKER COUNTYS ROOFING EXPERTSCOMBS BUILDERS, INC. We specialize in problem roofs 259-2563 FREE Estimates Submit your news article, letter to the editor, social notice or purchase a classi ed ad online atbakercountypress.com 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 CountyCall 259-2400 or 259-9154 for more information.
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 PPage10DECEMBER 22, 2011 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. Night Service 7:30 pmPastor Allen Crews Assistant Pastor Timothy Alford The Road to CalvaryCorner of Madison & Stoddard Glen St. Mary Rev. Tommy & Doris AndersonYouth Director Margie HowardPhone: 904-259-2213Sunday School: ............ 10:00 am Sunday Morning Service .... 11:00 am Sunday Evening Service ..... 6:00 pm Wednesday Night .......... 7:30 pm T L C Sunday school ~ 10:00 am Sunday service ~ 11:00 am Wednesday night Bible Study ~ 6:30 pmFamily style dinner ~ 1st Sunday of the month following serviceA church alive is worth the drive!Pastor Bobby & Faye Gri n Glen St. Mary, Florida1/2 mile South of I-10 on CR 125, right on Nursery Road the historic Budder Mathis House9:00 am Adult Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship/ Holy Communion 7:00 pm Wednesday Study/ Holy Communion Saint Peters in the GlenANGLICAN CHURCH New Hope Church, Inc. 23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am Sunday Childrens Church 11:00 am Sunday Evening Services 6:00 pm Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting 7:00 pmPastor J. C. Lauramore welcomes all Mt. Zion N.C. Methodist Church121 North 259-4461 Macclenny, FLPastor Tim CheshireSunday School 9:45 am Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm Wednesday Prayer Service 7:00 pm Jesus answered, "Verily, verily I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." John 3:5 904-266-2337 904-387-0055 Baldwin Jacksonville Arrangements made in your home or our facility Fair & Reasonable Prices Funeral & Cremation Services Locally Owned & Family Operated Proudly Serving Northeast Florida www.giddensreedfh.com Gid Giddens Welcome First Baptist Church of SandersonCR 229 S., Sanderson FLSunday School ....... 10:00 am Sun. Morning Worship 11:00 am Sun. Evening Worship .. 6:00 pm Wed. Eve. Bible Study .. 7:00 pm Pastor Bob Christmashttp://www.fbcofsanderson.orgMACCLENNY C HURCH OF C HRIST573 S. 5th S t. 259-6059Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am Fellowship 10:30 am 11:00 amWorship Services 11:00 am Wed. Bible Study 7:30 pmMinister Sam F. Kitching rf fntfrbr brrr rfnf frfftfrbr r ffn tbtb Terry McKinneyrfn tb t f t f tt Wesley Crews Elaine Knadle Issac Dixon Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm NO EXCEPTIONS! bakercountypress.com
ursday, December 22, 2011 T B C P Page 11 Merry Christmas from our family to yours! DRIVE SAFELY!www.elect-cameron.comPhoto by Reections PhotographyPolitical advertisement paid for and approved by Cameron Coward, Republican, for Baker County Sheri. Guaranteed Issue Health Insurance Coverage!Family Life Insurance Company is proud to announce our Florida Family Protection Plan for working individuals.In todays Health Insurance arena many people are faced with increasing deductibles and copayments to try to keep coverage costs at an affordable level.Our Program is designed to reduce and in many cases eliminate out of pocket costs! So, if you are a working individual and have an existing health plan with a high deductible, or if you have been turned down for coverage, give me a call, I would like to talk with you. Bill Moody Marketing Director Family Life Insurance Company 904-254-1467 www.floridafamilyprotection.com rf ffnnntfbb bn rfnttbr rfCamden Popeye Ray Powless, 3 months old, of Glen St. Mary died December 13, 2011. He was born in Jacksonville to Daniel Ray Powless Jr. and Amber Suzanne Morrison on September 2, 2011. He was predeceased by his maternal grandmother Linda Morrison, paternal great-grandfather Marvin Powless, maternal great-grandparents Pete and Lou Morrison and maternal great-grandmother Ada Atwood. Survivors other than his parents include brother Beau Powless; maternal grandfather Frederick Morrison of Glen St. Mary; paternal grandparents Dwana Prevatt of Macclenny and Danny (Jennifer) Powless of Macclenny; great-grandparents Vernon and Shirley Prevatt; paternal great-grandparents Nancy Powless; aunts, an uncle, great-uncles and a great-aunt. A graveside service was held on Friday December 16 at noon at Macedonia Cemetery in Macclenny with Pastor Tim PatterFuneral Services was in charge of arrangements Camden Powless ntnbbtntnt It has been three years since you left us. We all miss your big but mostly you hugs and kisses. You will forever be in our hearts and souls. The love you showed us while you were here on earth was everlasting. We miss you so much. Until we meet again.LOVE ALWAYS, YOUR WIFE, DAUGHTERS AND GRANDKIDS rftntnbtntn Dad, you were our hero and our strength. The day God took you it made us think how He must love you and needed you were sure God knew what He was doing, theres no question at all. He knows we are broken and the tears still fall. Its been two years since you heard His call. You are now our guardian angel, no doubt at all. We love you and miss you, and cant wait to see you again. Love you, Daddy, till we meet again.YOUR LOVING DAUGHTERS, TERESA AND MANDY ntbntbnbbtntnt years that the angels carried for me to go on without you, but as your mother I do not this that In my heart you live on with me! There is not a day that goes without me thinking of you. I look next door and think of you and all the memories that we shared together. The holidays are terribly hard on me with not having you here with me. It was unbearably hard letting you go One day we will be together again and until then I know you are watching over me. So, my sweet angel, know that I love you and miss you much!LOVE, MOM rf nb bMerry Christmas In Heaven!The second Christmas without you here with us can nevwe carry an angel within our your name. An angel forever watching over us at Christmas time and over the year. Although you cant be here anymore, inside our hearts, you are so very near. Christmas tree. But we have a greater gift to give to you; all the love you can still feel from us. No, Christmas time without you here could not gift of you, and the memories and love will remain. And in our hearts youll always be..LOVE, MAMA (SABRA), DAD (JAMES), DAVID, RAIFORD, RAISHELL, MARK NIC, SANDRA, CORY AND CHAINBERLIN A Preferred Choice Realty, Inc.23 N. 5th Street | Macclenny, FL 32063 | 259-1700 Cynthia Chapman, Broker Peggy W. Curtis, RealtorCell: 904.631.4521 Cell: 904.502.4848 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.comJOY A LOVE A PEACEFrom our family to yours, this is our wish for you...May you celebrate this beautiful season with JOY in your home, LOVE in your heart and PEACE in your world!Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Too!By Alicia LambornThe Baker County Extension Service is now accepting applications for the master gardener volunteer program. It is a national program of volunteers associated Trained master gardener volunteers help extend unbiased horticultural information from the University of Florida to people in our community. This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to expand their gardening knowledge and enjoys educating others. In Baker County, volunteers swering homeowner questions, creating educational materials, and work with the horticulture extension agent to plan educational programs. Volunteers also educate the community by planting and maintaining demonstraeducational exhibits/booths, and conducting gardening programs for adults and youth. The training course will take place at the Baker County Extension Office in Macclenny from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting February 14 through the end of March. The cost for all training materials is $60 for individuals and $65 for couples. Please refer to the updated Baker County master gardener application packet for full program details and requirements. Applications will be accepted until January 31. For an application packet, visit our website at http:// (Agricultural Center) located at 1025 W. US 90 in Macclenny. 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We are available online at www.bakercountypress.comT B C PPage12DECEMBER 22, 2011 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 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO.: 02-2011-CA-129 PATRICIA L. FISH, Trustee of the Benjamin F. Fish Revocable Living Trust U/A dated August 9, 2001 and PATRICIA L. FISH, Trustee of the Patricia L. Fish Trust Revocable Living Trust U/A dated August 9, 2001 Plaintiff, vs. THOMAS MONTELEONE, FLORIDA TELCO CREDIT UNION, AND ASSET ACCEPTANCE, LLC, Defendants. _______________________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the abovecaptioned action, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the front door of the Baker County Courthouse, Macclenny, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 17th day of January, 2012, the described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: Lot 11 of the Family Oaks Estates Subdivision as recorded in Plat Book 2, Pages 97 and 98 of the current public records of Baker County, Fl. Together with: 1987DWHM ID# PSHGAB011478A & PSHGAB011478B 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 13 day of December, 2011. THOMAS AL FRASER CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By: Julie Combs DEPUTY CLERK Attorney for Plaintiff: Hugh D. Fish, Jr. 334 S Fifth St. Macclenny, FL 32063 (904) 259-6606 12/22-12/29 HIGGINBOTHAMS TOWING & RECOVERY 7611 WEST MT. VERNON GLEN ST. MARY, FL. 32040 The following vehicle will be sold at public auction January 6, 2012 at 10:00 am, at Higginbothams Towing & Re cov ery, 7611 West Mt. Vernon, Glen St. Mary, FL. 32040. 1999 Dodge Durango 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 January 6, 2012 at 10:00 am at A, R & R INC, 10525 Duval Lane, Macclenny, FL 32063. 1995 Toyota 4 Runner VIN # JT3VN29V1S0062595 2001 Volkswagon Passat VIN # WVWAC63B81P026687 1999 Cadillac Catera 1991 Honda Accord VIN #1HGCB7258MA025951 1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 12/22 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 22District-wide: Christmas BreakDecember 23District-wide: Christmas BreakDecember 26 District-wide: Christmas Break-December 27 District-wide: Christmas Break BCHS: First Coast Basketball Tournament (All Day)December 28 District-wide: Christmas Break BCHS: First Coast Basketball Tournament (All Day) Out of County SubscribersFed up with your copy of The Press arriving late, or not at all? We have a cost-effective solution to your problem. Subscribe to our E editionwww.bakercountypress.com SIGNED SEALED DELIVEREDOur very best wishes for a Merry Christmas to all of you.P SA FedEx Authorized Shipping CenterScentimental Gis, Etc.7116 E. Mt. Vernon St., Glen St. Mary259-5436Corner of Hwy. 90 & Sherman Ave., 1 block east of CR 125 www.scentimentalgis.net Javier, Jaylah, Giovanni, and Dominic would like to present to the world their baby sister, Aaliyah Shantrell, born in Tampa, FL to Curtis and ber 9, 2011. She weighed 7lbs., 4 oz. and measured 19.5 inches long. Paternal grandparents are Terry and Felicia Givens of Sanderson. Maternal godpar ents Alvin and Christa Mo bley of Olustee, and maternal grandfather Charles Dinkens of Macclenny. Joy to the world. 2011 graduate of the Police Academy. We are so proud of you. Love, Dad, Mom, Kaylee, Granny, and Papa Logan BaityMs. Bradley Mr. RuisTerry and Anita Bradley of Glen St. Mary are pleased to announce the wedding of their daughter Stephanie to BJ Ruis, the son of Bruce and Tammy Ruis of Baldwin. Stephanie obtained a bachelor of science in nursing degree Jacksonville University and works at Wolfson Childrens Hospital as an RN in the emergency room. BJ obtained a bachelors degree from Florida State University. He teaches and coaches football and baseball at Baker County High School. They will be married on December 31, 2011 at the First Assembly of God in Macclenny. Register RhodenrDarryl and Danette Register of Glen St. Mary are pleased to announce the engagement of daughter Crystal to Matt Rhoden, also of Glen. Matt is the son of Bruce and Wanda Rhoden of Macclenny. A spring wedding is planned. Kaylen MurrayfnShawn Murray is pleased to announce the arrival of sister Kaylen on December 4, 2011 at Orange Park Medical Center. Kaylen weighed 6 lbs. and measured 19 inches long. Proud parents are Tabatha Lauramore and Dustin Murray of Sanderson. Grandparents include Dana Dugger of Sanderson, Joe and Latrell Murray of Folkston and Michael Lauramore of Macclenny. Great-grandparents include Fred Gross of Sanderson, Mary Lauramore and Myrtie Crews of Folkston. Mr. HarveytbrHubbard Harvey of Gainesville graduated on December 17 cum laude from the University of Florida College of Liberal Arts with a bachelors degree in history. Hubbard is the son of Buddy and Sally Harvey of Taylor and is married to Ashley Harvey. He is a 2005 home school graduate. He also has a an associate degree from Lake City Community College. rrConnor and Luke Minor of Taylor are proud to announce the pinning ceremony of their mother Lenora Vines on Monday, December 12, 2011. Lenora has successfully completed the associate of science in nursing through FSCJ. She is a graduate of BCHS and the daughter of Annette Vines of Taylor and the late Morgan Vines. Ashley MaynardfAshley Elizabeth Maynard of Jacksonville graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Floidas RN to BSN program. She is a registered nurse at Baptist Medical Center and a 2004 graduate of Baker County High School. Ashley is the daughter of Trent and Paula Hayes of Macclenny.
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 22, 2011 Former Wildcat football defensive guru Jami Rodgers was unveiled as the new head coach of the Suwannee County Bulldogs on December 16 in Live Oak. Rodgers, who has been coaching with Bobby Johns at Bacon County High in Alma, Georgia, will take the reins of a team rich in tradition. The Bulldogs won four straight state titles under head coach Mike Pittman, but have fallen on hard times recently. This years Bulldogs were 1-9 under head coach Willie Spears and 5-15 the past two years. Defensively the Bulldogs were a mess, one of the reasons that SHS Principal Ted Roush picked Rodgers. Rodgers led a Wildcat defense that was one of the best in North Florida. Under his tutelage the 2008 Cats held opponents to a 120-yard per game average. Equally as important to Roush was the fact that in 2009 Rodgers defensive unit stopped a 13 game for the Madison Cowboys, a team the Bulldogs regularly face. When Johns left BCHS for Milton High School, Rodgers went with him, and followed Johns to Alma where they posted with Bacon High. It was a huge step for Bacon High, which had previously had but two other seven-win seasons in its 60-year history. Rodgers had a number of other head coaching options but chose Suwannee for its tradition and the fact that it is close to home. Rodgers will bring the enthusiasm, character and coaching experience necessary to begin bringing our program back to prominence, SHS Athletic Director Hunter Abercrombie stated at the press conference. After graduating from BCHS, Rodgers played baseball at JU where he got a bachelors degree in business. Rodgers main focus will be pulling the team together after a demoralizing season. He is used to that, as he and Johns turned around a Wildcat squad that was winless when they took it over. He will start with team building. In todays everyone look at me Im the star sports world mentality, the most important concept of team sports has been lost the team, said Rodgers.PHOTO COURTESY OF CHRISTINA AND ROBERT CARTERChampionship medalsSix youths (shown above) from Baker County garnered four silver and ve bronze medals at the North American Grappling Associations ( NAGA) Pan-Am Grappling Championship December 17 in Kissimmee, FL. They train at International Jujitsu and Karate Academy in Macclenny under Marcos Ramos and Jermine Cortes. Pictured (back row from left) are bronze medal winner Dalton Williams, 14; Mr. Ramos, silver medalist Dylen Williams, 13; Josh Green, 25, with his silver medal; (front row from left) silver medal winner Iron Carter, 6; bronze medalist Davis Knabb, 13; Austin Sharp, 8, and bronze medal winner Devin Williams, 9. The group will travel to Oviedo, FL February 25 to compete in another NAGA-sponsored event. We don't have to check our list to know we've been blessed with the best customers, friends and family anyone could ask for. MERRY CHRISTMAS from our entire team www.daviscarts.com 126 S. 5th Street Macclenny 653-1068 FAITH makes all things possible, HOPE makes all things work, LOVE makes all things beautiful. We pray each of your lives is enriched with all three this Holiday season!From our family to yours,Robbie, Stephanie, Lani, Gavan and Case Foster We couldnt have done it without your support and wish every one of our neighbors the jolliest holiday season, ever!From Grace, Lacie & familyat Roger Raulerson Well Drilling 259-7531 r f rf rfnntb The Wildcat varsity basketball team wont be in action again until the Florida First Coast Classic December 27-29. The tournament opens up with a 2 pm game between Eagles View and Wolfson. Middlesburg and Newberry play in the 4 pm game. Bolles takes on the Forrest Rebels in the sus the Interlachen Rams. The Cats beat the Rams decisively last week. If you can judge by win/loss record, Coach Charles Ruise would expect to play Middleburg in the second game at 8 pm on Friday while Middleburg will take on Interlachen. The Middlesburg Broncos are probably the Wildcats toughest opponent in the bracket at 5-4. In the other bracket, Bolles has only one loss so far this season, a 17-point blowout at the hands of Jackson. Forrest is 4-3 with a victory over BCHS. Wolfson is 8-4 and Eagles View is 6-2. The Cats hope that the tougher teams will knock each other off while BCHS pushes through its bracket. The championship game is at 8 pm on December 29. The Lady Wildcats basketball team cruised to a 73-33 win over of the Bishop Snyder Christmas Tournament in Jacksonville this week. It was a resounding win for the Lady Cats, who have won three of their last four games. The Cats jumped out early on the Cardinals, taking a 16-6 lead. Chelsey Ruise continued her scoring streak, with 24 points to lead all scorers. The Cats took a 30-17 edge into the locker room and continued to build on it into the third period. The Cats put the game away in the third period, out scoring Snyder 26-10 to seal the game. Coach Aaron Summers again was able to rest many of his starters through most of the second half. Coming in behind Ruise on scoring was Tianna Raysor with 13 points and Shanice Paige 11. Caitlyn Smith had 8 points and Stephanie Collett 6 points. Sharonda Braziel added 5 points. rfrntbb bbb r frnnt rRegistration for the January GED test will be held at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, January 3 at the Baker County school districts career and adult education building at 523 West Minnesota Avenue in Macclenny. mum of two hours for GED registration. The testing fee of $70; a valid picture ID, and /Social Security card are required at registration. Discounted testing fees are available for Baker County adult education students who are currently enrolled in the GED preparation program with a minimum of 12 hours class time. The GED test will be given January 23, 24, and 25. The next scheduled test will be administered in March. For more information about GED registration, contact Wanda Conner at 259-0403.Kacey CrawfordKacey Crawford of Macclenny graduated from the RN nursing program at Florida Gateway College in Lake City on December 9. Kacey is a 2001 graduate of Baker County High School and the wife of Simon Crawford and daughter of Duane and Linda Bistow of Glen St. Mary. She is the mother of Nathan, Wyatt and Hannah. We print obituaries with a picture free of charge.
Monday Friday 9:00 am 5:00 pmby firstname.lastname@example.org mailSend a copy of the ad exactly as it should appear, payment and phone number where we can reach you.PO Box 598, Macclenny, Fl 32063Placement, correction or cancellation of ads may be phoned in anytime before Monday at 5 p.m. for publication on Thursday.20 words, 1 week .................$6.00 cash/check20 words for $7.00 Visa/MC20 each additional word15 words, 1 week .................$8.00 cash/check15 words for $9.00 Visa/MC20 each additional word Page 14 T B C P ursday, December 22, 2011 T B C PClassiedsoer a world of values! Classied Rates: Service Ad Rates: To Place an Ad: Deadlines: 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 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 2011 Blowout, 3/2 doublewide only $29,995 or 4/2 doublewide only $34,995 on your land or mine. Call John T. 386-7521452. 12/22-1/12c 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 Used Singlewides, 3/2 and 2/1 starting at $4,995 delivered to your lot. Call 386-4180424. 13th Street Home Sales, Alachua, FL 12/8-29c Huge triplewide! Will sell fast only $390 per month also come with large porch. Call John T. 386-752-1452. 12/22-1/12c 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 Brand new, 4/2 over 1600 SF home for only $43,900. Call John T. 386-752-1452. 12/221/12c Land $53,995 Home! Land home pack age, 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 386-4180424. 13th Street Home Sales, Alachua, FL. 12/8-29c Huge 32x80, 4/2 only $29,900. Solid 16x80. Wow only $12,900. Call John T. 386752-1452. 12/22-1/12c Dogs: all types from puppies to adults. Ani mal Control, $65 adoption fees will apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc Free Cockapoo to good home, 9 month old female, doesnt shed, house trained. Great Christmas gift. 904-259-6484. 12/22p Registered Himalayan cat, 10 months old female, front toes de-clawed. $250. Call 904-545-5878. 12/22p Notice to readers: The newspaper often publishes classi ed advertising on subjects like work-athome, weight loss products, health prod ucts. While the newspaper uses reasonable discretion in deciding on publication of such ads, it takes no responsibility as to the truthfulness of claims. Respondents should use caution and common sense before sending any money or making other commitments based on statements and/or promises; demand specics in writing. You can also call the Federal Trade Commis sion at 1-877-FTC-HELP to nd out how to spot fraudulent solicitations. Remember: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The Baker County Press Stylist needed for small salon. Low chair rent, can work on commission. Call 904507-3418. 12/22p 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 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 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 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 3.46 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 3 BR, 2 BA, 2006 doublewide mobile home on private property in Glen St. Mary, $800/ month, $500 deposit. Call Bruce 838-3130. 12/22-29p 3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, 1080 SF on peaceful country setting, large fenced yard with many palm trees, large from porch, new carpet in living room and bed room, new vinyl in kitchen, bathroom and laundry room, new paint throughout, ap pliances, water/sewer included. Outside chained pets welcome, no indoor smoking please $625/month, rst last plus deposit required. References required. 904-2539441. 12/22p 3 BR, 2 BA doublewide extra clean $850/ month, $650 deposit. 3 BR, 2 BA singlewide extra clean $650/month, $650 deposit. 259-2121. 12/22tfc 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 Nice 3 BR, 2 BA, $995/month, first month and deposit, no smoking, Fox Ridge, North Boulevard, Macclenny. Call 904-608-9859 or 904-370-0365. 12/22-29p 3 BR, 1 BA home near Memorial Stadium. $750/month, first, last, $300 deposit, ser vice animals only, 904-710-5246. 12/22-29p 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. Desperate Husbands Day, Saturday, De cember 24 from 10:00 am 5:00 pm at the Franklin Mercantile. Dedicated to helping you nd those last minute gifts. Free gift bags, 259-6040. 12/22c 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 Got Leaves? We can get them out of your way in time for your Christmas and New Years parties. Call 904-591-2640. Licensed and insured. 12/22-29c Seasoned oak rewood standard size pick-up lead $100, can deliver for addition al $25, Call 653-1149. 12/22-1/12p G3 Bass boat $10,500 obo; Sweetwater Pontoon boat $17,900 obo; Windsport mo tor home $28,000. Call for more informa tion. 259-9605 or 955-5684. 12/22p 24 Gas logs 40 BTU thermostat, vent free $100. 275-2473. 12/22-1/5p 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. 12/22c Victor S Oldenburg violin package in cluded strings, video, case, bow and rosin $100, 16 Pioneer speaker with amp $45, Percussion plus drum set $600. 904-8876779. 12/22p 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 A great conditioning bargain in time for Christmas and that New Years resolu tion; Nordic Cross Bow trainer with folding bench. Its yours for $200 ( needs one cable replaced). 904-536-7999. 12/22tfc Seasoned rewood $80 for half cord de livered. Call Bruce 838-3130. 10/27-12/29p Unshelled pecans $2/lb, leather jacket size 6 $100, leather skirt size 8 $20, Dingo boots size 7 $50. Fish nder, bullet proof vest, Betty Boop items-sheet set, dolls and more. Call 748-0018. 12/22p Camille Beckman hand cream Root candles, unique gift items. Southern Charm 110 S. 5th Street. 259-4140. 4/28tfc 1998 27' Coachmen Catalina, no slide-out, new aluminum roof, duct air, VERY clean! $4,650, 904-860-3971, willing to negoti ate. 12/22-29p Landscaping mulch While supply lasts. 259-2900. 4/28tfc Surprise the kidsComplete nice Santa suit $50, glider rocker with foot stool $25, 1904 Winchester .22 short rie $375, 2592271. 12/22p 1997 Monterey Montura 21 inboard/out board with bimini top and trailer. Now ac cepting bids, contact Beth at 653-4453. 11/17tfc New power lift recliner. Call for info 2593117. 12/22-29p Graco Stroller blue plaid covering, very nice, $25 OBO. 588-3628. 12/15tfc Take over payments on 2011 Ford F150 Extended cab, 4x4, step bar on tailgate, 259-3035. 12/22p Experienced care giver looking to care for your elderly family member. References available. Reliable vehicle for errands, light housekeeping and personal care. 904-2711151. 12/22p Christian in-home childcare beginning January 3rd. All meals provided. Please call Sherrie Taylor Steadman 904-520-1479. Only 2 more spots available!! 12/22p Got Leaves? We can get them out of your way in time for your Christmas and New Years parties. Call 904-591-2640. Licensed and insured. 12/22-29c Marilyns Cleaning Service: 30 years ex perience, excellent references, free esti mates, 259-1746. 12/15-22p For Sale Advertising Info. YARD SALESThursday, Friday and Saturday 10:00 am 5:00 pm Porch sale continued at the Franklin Mercantile, railroad crossing in Glen. Deeply discounted Christmas and gift ware items. Friday only 8:00 am ? Sanderson 229 North. 2nd road on left. New and like new Christmas gifts, last chance to buy cheap. CDs, DVDs, CD holders, massagers, cooking appliances, cleaning stuff, tools, clothes, shoes, jewelry, jewelry boxes, framed painting. A-Z too much to miss, too cheap not to buy. No junk. Friday only 8:00 am 12:00 pm 12033 Sands Pointe Ct. Lots of kids toys and clothes. Wednesday Friday, December 28, 29 and 30 9:00 am 3:00 pm 6188 C. W. Webb Road, Macclenny. Tupperware overstock sale new merchandise discounted. 259-3056 or 608-5860. Mobile Homes, 2 and 3 BR, A/C, service animals only. $500-575 plus deposit. 904860-4604. 9/1tfc 2 BR, 1 BA apartment, utility room with W/D hook-up. First month plus deposit. Glen St. Mary. Available now 904-5913723. 12/22p 2 BR, 1 BA duplex, all appliances in cluding washer and dryer, $650/month, $300 deposit. 259-3300 or 591-2790. 9/1tfc 3 BR, 2 BA doublewide on large lot, Cuy ler area. $700/month. 904-674-3285 or 904-838-3934. 12/22-1/12 2 BR mobile home on acre in Raiford, mile from new Dollar General. $500/ month, 904-966-1396 or 386-431-1917. 12/22-29p 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 January move-in special, 3 BR, 2 BA newly remodeled with new carpet, tile and fresh paint. 904-571-9228. 12/22tfc 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 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. 12/22-1/12p 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 3 BR, 1 BA brick home for rent in Sander son on 1 acre of land, carport, service pets only. $800/month, deposit required. 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ursday, December 22, 2011 T B C P Page 15Wildcat quarterback Thomas Sirk signed a letter of intent on December 14 to attend and play football at Duke University. The signing took place during a pep rally in the BCHS gym. Sirk, who played a number of positions for the Wildcats over his career at BCHS, hopes to play quarterback for the Blue Devils. He certainly has all the tools. He is 6 and 210 pounds pocket, he is a very effective runcult to bring down. When teams focused on shutting down his passing, he helped win games with his feet. He had several 100-yard rushing games for the Wildcats last season. He finished the season with 1018 rushing yards placing him second on the team in rushing behind Falon Lee (1082 yards). Duke is interested in his size and throwing ability. Sirk has a 68 percent completion rate, hitting 141 of 207 passes for BCHS last season. He had 26 touchdowns and turned in a quarterback rating of 127. Sirk averaged 209 yards passing per game and threw for 2303 yards. The Wildcat faithful hope that the varsity basketball team has finally turned the corner. The Cats are riding a three-game win streak going into the Florida First Coast Classic (see related story), and won two of those games this past week with home victories over Baldwin and Interlachen. The wins gave the Cats a 3-5 games. Coach Charles Ruise was upbeat and promised his team would surprise people. It was sweet retribution for the Wildcats to beat the Indians, who had hammered BCHS in Baldwin 61-44 and dominated all aspects of the game early this season. The Cats returned the favor on December 13 with a 65-55 pasting of Baldwin. For much of the game it was a nip and tuck affair with both teams trading basket for basket. BCHS got the early edge with three-point shots from Jesse Gardner and Cameron Mack to give them a slim 12-10 lead at the BCHS continued to get solid minutes from all of their starters and despite trading shots with BCHS went into halftime with the slimmest of leads at 25-24. They slowly edged ahead in the third period as Gardner nailed two more three-pointers. Marcus Gamble kept it close for Baldwin as he shot his way to a game high 21 points. The Cats broke the game open of his 17 points and the Wildcats out scored Baldwin 26-20 to seal the win. Gamble led all scorers with 21. Mack led the way for Baker with 17 and Gardner had 13. Charles Ruise Jr. stepped up his scoring with 9 points. Daryl Johnson had 9 for the Cats as 10 of 12 players got on the score sheet for BCHS. rolling with a 71-49 rout of the Interlachen Rams. The game started close with both teams trading buckets and the score knotted at 14 all at the ter. But Daryl Johnson came alive with six big points in the paint in the second period and BCHS went on a 12-1 run. The swarming Wildcat defense turned the ball over a lot as Ruise went to his inside game. Interlachen shook it off at halftime and played even in the third period. The Wildcats committed some pesky fouls and the Rams were laser-like in their foul shooting, hitting 10 of 12 from the free throw line. Free throws were just about all that the Rams could manage in the second half, however, as BCHS went wild in the final period, hitting 29 points. Johnson led all scorers with 17 points. Ruise had his best game of the year with 15 points, including a pair of threes. Gardner hit for 10 and Sean Fogurty, Johnny Lamb and Mack all contributed 8 points. BELL FARMS AND HOME SERVICES 259-9591 bellfarms.weebly.comDEPENDABLE HEATING, AC AND ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR 259-6546 MORANS INSULATION, INC. 904-334-8285 www.moraninsulation.com CHALKER BRANCH CONSTRUCTION, INC. 904-275-2514 904-298-4593 B.J. FENCE 653-1442 PERRY ROOFING AND SHEET METAL INC. Cell 904-662-5473 PEACOCK PAINTING, INC. 259-5877JOHN WILLIAMS PLUMBING 904-259-4580 ANGEL AQUA, INC. 259-6672CYPRESS LAWN SERVICE 476-0402C.F. WHITE SEPTIC TANK SERVICES 275-2474 509-0930 cellPAT IS BACK 912-843-2284 FULL LINE OF WEDDING INVITATIONS & ACCESSORIES 259-3737ROGER RAULERSON WELL DRILLING 259-7531 CYPRESS HOME BUILDERS, INC. 591-2640BAKER PUMP SERVICE 904-259-8565 904-338-4738FILL DIRT 259-2536 ERIC RAULERSON CONSTRUCTION 904-483-8742 RONNIE SAPP WELL DRILLING 904-259-6934KONNIES KLEAR POOLS 259-5222 RICH LAURAMORE CONSTRUCTION, INC. 259-4893 or 403-4781 cell PRINTING & FAXING 259-3737A & D IRRIGATION & PRESSURE WASHING LLC. 259-0783LAND CLEARING 259-2900GATEWAY PEST CONTROL, INC. 259-3808 500 DOLLARS & DEEDis all you need to move into your new Manufactured & Modular HomeCALL PAT800-414-2130 Anderson Quality ROOFING Metal & Shingle Reroofs & Roof Repairs Your hometown contractor! LIC.#RC00670032593300IN GOD WE TRUST.LICENSED & INSUREDLIC.#RB0067070 LLC $ $ WE BUY TIMBER $ $ PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSONCharles Ruise Jr. on a fast break lay-up. www.bakercountypress.com
Page 16 T B C P ursday, December 22, 2011Dear Santa, I have a good life and I belive in you Jesus is my Father I have a graet femily and can I plese have a ds, ipad and a bood. Love, Alexis Ms. Webbs class, PreK/K Center Dear Santa, I would like a small puppy. I want purfume. Love, Haley Dear Santa, I would like perfume, a dog and spenb time with mi famle. Love, Sara Dear Santa, I would like a suit case and puppy. Love, Anna Ms. Hursts class, Macclenny Elementary 2nd grade Dear Santa, What kind or cookies will you like, cause Im doing good at school. I would like a monster high doll, popcorn machine, fake hair, my grandpa to live. Love, Gravie Karpf Dear Santa, Santa Have you been good? So I have been good everyday. I would like the best ps3. I would like also a remote control airplane and some new shoes. Oh yes new house phone. Love, Corey Grant Dear Santa, Can I have a new bike and a lot of candy? How are you? Are the elves doing good? how is Mrs. Claus doing? Love, Raymond DaBray Dear Santa, I would like a DS. I am being niceer to my mom. I hope you have a great Christmas. I just want to spend Christmas with my family. Love, Emily Wyrick Dear Santa, Are your elf doing good on their work? I am trying to be good to my little sister. Can you bring me the Fisil Fighters video game, a remote control airplane and the Disney Universe video game and Scribblenauts video game. Love, Kyler Wilkerson Dear Santa, Howe are the elves Mrs. Claus and you doing? I would like a DSi with a mouthpiece, a DSi with a football game, a boxing game, a race car game, and a cowboy game too. Love, Marcus Wilcox Dear Santa, How old are you? I have been extra good this year. Please bring me a puppy and a kitten so I can have a very special gift for my mom and dad. Love, Savanah Randall Dear Santa, How are you? I feel happy and good. Would you bring me an Easy Bake Oven? Could you bring me an Crayola Jewlery Maker? May I have an Orbez Soothing Spa? Can you bring me an Barbie Dreamtown House? Love, Hanna Grace Paxton Dear Santa, How are you doing? I am doing good. I have been doob to my mama. I would like a spy watch, Ex ploder, and a Horse Set, Burlades. Love, Wyatt Moore Dear Santa, How are your reindeers doing? Im nice to others. I would like a football, psp, Nike Shox, Christmas Caral book, and monster trucks! Love, Jonathan Barnes Dear Santa, Have you been ding good today. I have. I would like a new bathing suit, please. May I have a new pool? please bring me a puppy that will stay small and a 3DS. Love, Cayleh Batten Dear Santa, Are you doing well? I am. May I get a xbox 360 and a 3bs and a Transformer game with it. How are your elves and randeers doing my dad would like a new oven. I love my mom and dad and I am absolutly nice to everybody and exspeshilly you. Love, Cameron Carroll Dear Santa, How are you doing buddy? Im doing fine. I would like a black spiber indoor helicopter. I also like Beyblade, And last I Also like Starwars lego set. Love, Travis Cole Dear Santa, How are you doing? I am doing great. I would like a DSI, a bike, a psp with a Han nah Montana game, and a Baby Alive. Love, Mariyah Graham Dear Santa, How are you? May I have an Ipad? I would love it. Am I on the naughty list? Love, Alara F. Hale Dear Santa, How many Elves do you have? Ive been good at school but at home my brothers aggrevate me. How are you Santa? Please bring me a golf cart, a Monster High doll, a remote controlled helicoptor, and a laptop. Love, Ansley Hodges Dear Santa, How are you? I am trying to be good in school and at home too. This is what I want the most of all..... some white Nike shoes with the strap. Please can you get me some remote control trucks and can you get me some clothes. Love, Gavis Johnson Ms. Collins class, Macclenny Elementary 2nd grade Dear Santa, I know i will make mistakes most every day keep me from making serious ones for wich someone must pay. Love, Daci Adkins Dear Santa, I want 2DSi xl games for my DSi xl, the cat at warmart that reacts with you, ipod, a monster high doll with pink har, clase she is pertty. I woud like a hat like Daciys hat I like it. I wish I had a pitcher of roodoff. I have been good. Christmas is my faverit holdiday It is so grate. Jesus is our god our kining we love him very very very much. Love, Audrey Rhoden Dear Santa, I want new clothes. I want new shoes. I want a new game for my ds. I want toys. I want game. I want kids who bo not have sum toys to have sum. I want you to have something. Love, Anna Hicks Dear Santa, I want a ipod and a phone and a phone that textes is my famle and I want t be in coligs. I love you Santa bery much. I wish I have a baby sister. Love, Breonna Walker Dear Santa, I want a 3DS a xbox kinect a new beyblayd a dertbike a forweler, a remoke ctrole airplane, a sniper a bebe gun, a shot gun a star wars for the playsta tion and a jet pack. Love, David McKire Dear Santa, I wat a wwe game for wii and the cickmuks movie siplerecx. and i wat a mrotersicul G9 we game for wii and starwars for wii and a baby sister a mon ster truck game for wii and a babyand a happy crimas and a happy new year. I love my family to. i love crimas too and a new dsixl3d and thats it. Love, Cole Hunter Tayloer Dear Santa, What I want for crismas is a DSi a phon like my dads a elexrek scooter. Love, Reagan Gipson Dear Santa, I want some arows. I want a bb gun, I want a bike, I want you box. I want a cumputer. I want a bord. I wand a buzlightyear. I want a fake santa beered. I want a pay pade and xbox 360. Love, Nathan Parish Dear Santa, I want a bablade and a dirtbike and xbox 360 and some backyody gonns and some ds gams and some xbox 360. Love, Tracy Hartzog Dear Santa, I want bablads. I want backugons. I want a arisaft gun. I want toy K-9 dog. I want a Xbox 360 and a new bike. Love, Colin Alligood Dear Santa, I would like a phone and a Ipod touch and a Bablades. Love, Madison Leslie Mrs. Taylors class, Macclenny Elementary 2nd grade Dear Santa, What I want for Chrismas is Star Wars stuff. I want Darth Mawll, Anakin Skywalker, R2d2, Jobas runcor, Boba Fett, Jango fett, Storm trooper, Boba fetts son, Joba, Jobas guard, CP30, Padma (Padmay), Darth vader. Please. You dont have to get all of it. I hope its no trouble. Love, Brooke Mosler Dear Santa, Are you and Mrs. Clause Okay? I really want a ps3 and a touch pad. I might bake cookies or brownies this year but I will give milk for sure. Love, Tyce Moore Dear Santa, For Christmas I want a Ipod. Is your elfs able to mak lectronics? How is your reindeer doing? Is Commit Rodolps father? How is Miss Claus doing? Can Rodolp make his nose turn different colors? Love, Sierra Lauramore. P.S Can Misses Claus nit? P.P.S Am I on the good list? Dear Santa, How are all fo the reindeer doing? Am I on the naughty or nice list? For Christmas I want a real horse, D.S., and a easy bake oven. Love, Savannah Powell Dear Santa, Am I on the nice list? I want a computer for Chris mas. How do your elves make toys? How do you and your reindeer go all over the world and diliver toys? How is Rudolph? How are the elves? Hope you have a wonderful Chrismas. Love, Kimberly L. P.S. Do the elves have pointy ears? P.P.S. I want to see you! Love, Kimberly Lepper Dear Santa, How many reindeer do you have? What are there names? There are two things I want for Chris mas. I want the thing that is called Frozen Dots. I also want Zoobels. There are two babies and one mama. There is one swinging careg. Thank you. Love, Kayla Ann Brown Dear Santa, Is cookies your favorite food? All I want for Christ mas is to games that are The Sims, and Head bandz. Iv heard those two games are fun! I love you Santa!<3! P.S. Is hot choclate your favorite drink or is it milk? P.P.S. I think you should be on the very nice list or very kind list because every year you give pres ents to children. Love, Amelia Long Dear Santa, How old are you? For Christmas I want a airsoft pistole and computer. Love, Alex Blackburn P.S Do you like legos? P.P.S How many reindeer do you have? Dear Santa, How much reindeer and elves do you have? I want lots of ds games please. I also want an Ipod. Please bring snow on Christmas Eve. Love, Jewel Kreutz Dear Santa, Can I have a 3DS? My sister is bossy. Will you plese not give her a gift? She is mean to me. Oh! I almost forgot! I want a susette la sweet ca lala loopsy. A monster high doll. Love, Cassidy Kittrell P.S I want my sister on the bad list. P.P.S I want a kitten Dear Santa, How is Mrs. Cloas? I want a 4-weller if it is not so much trubble. Am I on the noughty list? Last year, my sister unrapped my Christmas present when I was a sleep. I really hope she is on the noughty list. P.S. Are you as fat as you are on T.V.? P.P.S. Do elves look wierd? Love, Cassie Kirk Dear Santa, I want a baby-a-live. Can you make it a good one? I want you to make it a girl and can you please pretty please get me a Kittin that is a girl that is white. Can you get me a smurfette plush please? Plus can you make me your bestest lalaloopsy doll and am I on the Nauthy list, or the good list? How are your reindeer? Ps. I love christmas! Love, Tia Hammock Dear Santa, Am I on the naughty or nice list? My mom would be mad if I was on the naughty list. Here are two things I want for Christmas. I want a leather jacket and madden twelve for wii. Love, Dakota Picks 18 MONTHS $459.99$499.99$599.99$699.99FLPMTAPR$26.0021.61%$32.0021.60%$38.0021.64%$46.0021.63% 24 MONTHS $899.99FLPMTAPR$45.0021.55%$32mo.$38mo.$46mo.$26mo.$46mo.$45mo. Letters To Santa Christmas 2011SEALED WITH A WISH Becky Linster Snow of Macclenny submitted this winning photo in The Press awkward Christmas photo contest on Facebook. The photo, tak en in 1991 by photographer Beth Adams, shows Ms. Snows children (from left) Zachary, who now lives in Germany, Megan and Regan.PHOTO BY DEBBIE PEHLAMBCMS Christmas turkey shoot benets gym classesBaker County Middle School students Bryar Zimmerman, Dillon Burden (above at left), Chase Nielsen, Caleb Grin and Hunter Groves won in the schools Christmas turkey shoot December 15 to benet the physical education program. The youths were the winners from their respective physical education classes. During the third period gym class, Mr. Burden hit a bulls-eye during the second tie-breaker to claim his prize, a turkey donated by Walmart. Mr. Grin topped all scores with 28 points, including a pair of bulls-eyes. Students competed in the shoot after donating the $5 entrance fee to shoot three arrows.