The Baker County press
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Title: The Baker County press
Uniform Title: Baker County press (Macclenny, Fla. 1929)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Tate Powell
Place of Publication: Macclenny Fla
Publication Date: 01-12-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 12, 1929.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 39 (Jan. 2, 1931).
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COVERING BAKER COUNTY SINCE 1929 The countys most professional and extensive source for news, classied, display and real estate listings JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.com B aker County High School made histo ry last week by garnering its highest grade from the Florida Department of Education since the state began grading the school 13 years ago. Superintendent of Schools Sherrie Rauler son convened teachers, faculty and students in the BCHS gym the morning of January 4 to make the announcement. She addressed them with school princi pal Tom Hill alongside balloons, a large foam letter B, signifying the schools new grade; all while the speakers pumped Kool and the Gangs Celebrate Good Times. School, so of course, were thrilled, Ms. Raul erson said later that day. The new grade has been pending for would shake its D grade. He just wasnt sure how high it would go. His optimism came from the schools 4 percent jump in graduation and improved FCAT performance, which makes up half the states formula for grading high schools. Mr. Hill said celebrations to congratulate BCHS teachers, faculty and students on the achievement are being planned. The teach ers and staff all worked really hard on this, but its really all about the students, he said. The remainder of the school grade for mula counts the graduation rate, accelerated class enrollment and other factors. The school received 1103 points overall a jump from 954 last year on a 1600-point scale. The largest increase came in the portion of the formula measuring participation in ac celerated classes like advanced placement or dual enrollment courses, which rose 19 per cent. That helped the school earn enough points to receive an A from the state, though a penalty levied for failing to increase the math and reading scores of 50 percent or more of the lowest performing students brought the grade down to a B. The requirement was narrowly missed, however, with 48 percent of those students, who scored in the bottom 25 percent on the previous years FCAT exams, showing gains. Progress was made in other areas, too. The percentage of all students scoring FCATs 6-point scale rose on the math and reading tests compared to the previous years results. On the FCAT math exam, taken by 10th rose 5 percent. The percentage of freshmen scoring a 3 or higher on reading test rose 2 percent and the share of sophomores doing Permits could be needed to park semis in the city See page 6 PHOTOS BY JUD JOHNSON From left: Principal Tom Hill, Tyler Mobley, Jonny Lambright, Dillon Jones, Jena Sands, Superintendent Sher rie Raulerson and Robert Raulerson in the BCHS gym after the schools new grade was announced January 4. bakercountypress.com ONLINE POLL RESULTS Would you vote for our authority, which funds Fraser Hospital? 40 % Yes 50 % NO 10 % Undecided BAKER COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD BCHS jumps to a B aer two years at D A circuit court judge sen tenced a Jacksonville couple to prison on January 3 for traffick ing in Hydrocodone pills. Donald Simmons, 47, drew a four-year term fol lowed by 10 years on proba tion. He has to serve a minimum of three years, and gets cred it for 286 days he has been in jail. Hope Rhoden Simmons, 39, will serve the minimum three years minus 11 days in custody al ready. They both pleaded guilty to traf ficking, and the state dropped counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and sale and possession. Both were assessed the man datory $50,000 fines for traf ficking. Sheriffs deputies arrested the couple on March 24, 2011 in the parking lot of the Mac clenny Walmart, where an in formant had set up the drug buy. They sold 47 grams of the controlled pain killer for $300. The threshold for trafficking is 28 grams and above. The delinquency charges were filed because they had a 3-year-old boy in the vehicle with them when the trans action took place. In an other plea that result ed in a pris on term, Adam Osta sz admitted to violating Donald Simmons Hope Simmons Adam Ostasz Prison for couple who sold pills t o informant Teacher raise range $300-8600 A Macclenny man who was questioned by a county deputy responding to a suspicious per son call ended up jailed for felo ny possession of 35 Hydrocodo ne pills he pulled from a pocket. Deputy Jeremiah Combs said that Joseph Parrish, 27, of Sanderson appeared to be intoxicated the afternoon of January 4 as he had a hard time keeping balance and speaking when confronted on South 5th and Barber Rd. Mr. Parrish declined to be checked out by a rescue crew, and instead asked Deputy Combs for a ride home. The of ficer responded that Mr. Par rish first empty his pockets, and that is when he produced the pills, which were not in a container. He claimed they be longed to his sister. Because of the quantity of pills, Mr. Parrish was booked at county jail for trafficking, a first-degree felony, and felony possession. Several other persons were jailed the past week on misde meanor drug charges following traffic stops, including Norman Choate, 45, of Bryceville, who had a small amount of marijua na stashed in a cigarette pack. Mr. Choate was stopped on US 90 east in Macclenny the afternoon of January 7 after deputies noticed his 1992 Ford Explorer did not have a license tag. He told Deputy Clements Leo he recently purchased the vehicle, which had been sold earlier at his employer Scrap py Pappys salvage lot. He was given warning tickets for not having proof of insurance and vehicle registration. Sgt. Brad Dougherty found the pot during a vehicle search. Glen St. Mary was charged with misdemeanor possession of two smoking pipes and a ball of steel wool that were concealed under the carpet of his 2000 GMC ve hicle when it was stopped on US See page 4 See page 2 See page 6 MIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF Parties on both sides of the recently completed teachers union contract negotiations reacted this week to the new agreement approved by the school board on January 3 with little discussion. The board passed the con tract with pay raises retroac tive to July 1, 2011 ranging from less than $300 a year for those at the bottom of a 25-step sal ary schedule to over $8,600 for those who reach the top this year. Raises were based on how many years each teacher has been in the classroom and their highest academic degree achieved. No across-the-board increases were awarded, how ever. over new contract language and salary schedules, union and district negotiators agreed the final document was the best they could accomplish after state funding for education was sharply reduced statewide in 2011. See page 2 JOEL ADDINGTON | NEWS EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.com L egendary college football coach Bobby Bowden, who lead the Florida State Seminoles to a na tional title in 1999 and a dozen Atlantic Coast Conference championships, addressed the 2012 Wildcat football awards banquet January 6. BCHS football coach Ryan Sulkowski said this week that his players, who met Coach Bowden before the event, were excited and humbled by the experience. That is what the banquet was all about, those kids, he said. And to have a speaker of that magni tude in not describable ... Our kids were honored that he chose to spend time with us for our special night ... Hes a great coach and even better man. Our kids have a memory to take with them for a life time. Mr. Bowden shared humorous stories and talked about the role that successful athletics programs Bobby Bowden at his best See page 11 Injured wheelchair rider dies JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.com A Macclenny man hit by a truck while riding a motorized wheelchair on SR 228 South on November 16 died from his in juries last week at Orange Park Medical Center. George D. Crawford, 61, was seriously injured in the 6:15 pm crash and those injuries even tually killed him, the Florida on January 10. Mr. Crawford was traveling pavement just north of Barber Road when the 1998 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Anne Man ning, 33, of Glen St. Mary was also northbound and struck the left rear of the wheelchair, the Florida Highway Patrol re ported. The victim was ejected by the impact onto the northbound shoulder. Ms. Manning and other pas MVP Thomas Sirk and Coach Sulkowski. See page 4


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.com COMMENT T B C P Page 3 JANUARY 12, 2012 Publisher James C. McGauley editor@bakercountypress.com MANAGING EDITOR Joel Addington reporter@bakercountypress.com ADVERTISING/PRODUCTION Jessica Prevatt advertising@bakercountypress.com FEATURES Kelley Lannigan features@bakercountypress.com FEATURES/COMMENT/SPORTS Robert Gerard BUSINESS MANAGER Karin Thomas kthomas@bakercountypress.com CLASSIFIEDS & TYPESETTING Stacy Hott classieds@bakercountypress.com This newspaper is printed on recycled paper. T B C P usps 040-280 Post 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. Page 2 T B C P ursday, January 12, 2012 As you probably already heard or read, we had some great news at the high school this past week. For the first time since weve been dealing with the dread ed FCAT test, BCHS scored a B. There was an outpour ing of pride when Principal Tom Hill announced it to an assembly in the gym. There were tears by some faculty members and ad ministrators who wondered if this day would ever come and who have worked extremely hard to make it so. Certainly other schools in our district have made a B or bet ter. The middle school has been a consistent A and we kept won dering when we would see that trickle up. But Baker County High School ty. It is the only high school in a county that has, for many years, school. It was important for all of us to make that B. Not just this current crop of students, but all the stu dents who graduated from BCHS when it was a C or D school. We all knew we were better than those numbers and now have proven it. Though we made a B, we had the numbers to be an A school like BCMS. We had the numbers. There was a phrase coined by then-candidate George H.W. Bush for Ronald Reagans bud get plans voodoo economics, because no one could understand it. under the DOEs voodoo calcu lations, and once again the way they juggle the numbers werent to our benefit. Because of ob scure calculations that only ap ply to A schools, though we easily had the numbers, we missed it by two percentage points. Thats not important. Oh, sure it is, but what is really important for all of us who teach there even people that dont have kids in school is that we have lifted the umbrella of a D school and the stigma that goes with it. I remember the days before the FCAT when we all took pride in the school and the accomplish ments of its students. The FCAT with its grading system that often seemed random at best dimin ished that sense of pride. My family doctor Mark Har din once asked me, How can you be a D school? I know that we have better teachers and stu dents than that. I could only shrug. How should I know? None of us understood it. Those let ter grades cast a shadow over the school in the minds of count less parents and community members. It tar nished the sense of pride weve had in our school for so many years. You could see it in the fac es of the students as they hung their heads on FCAT days. Ive seen students throw up over the stress. You saw it in the anxiety in the faces of teachers and ad ministrators who knew that the reputation of the school and even their jobs hung on the results of a standardized test. I lamented the time when we were untarnished by those letters and could be universally proud to be from BCHS. But at the same time I knew what kind of students and teach ers we had on campus. I knew we were sending out students though not as many as we wished who could compete in the big world. Over the decades, weve turned out doctors, lawyers, judges, military officers, aero space engineers, chemists and biologists. We had a Secretary of Transportation in Alan Boyd. We had professional athletes and people like John Sands, who worked himself up from the Mer cedes parts department to be ing in charge of the some of the most exotic sports cars in North America. Yes. We are proud of our B. Incredibly proud because it val idates the hard work we do and the work the students did on the any more than the C or the D. We are Baker County High. We are proud of our traditions. We are excited about our future. We are proud of our graduates and our current students. If you want to know what that B stands for? It stands for Just the B-eginning. The onslaught is coming. Grab your kids and take cover. And whatever you do, make sure your DVR is working properly. After Tuesdays New Hamp shire primary, were next. My in ing at the seams with political junk mail from all of the Re publican nomi nee hopefuls. Save one. Mr. Reason able himself, Jon Huntsman. This poor guy doesnt have a chance in the presidential primary. Hes too pragmatic, logical and calm to get the bases blood pumping. And hes not dogmatic enough to win over any of the large conservative constituencies: evangelicals, lib ertarians or free marketers. He might have been able to corral the war hawks, but now theyre all Democrats who get giddy when they hear that Presi dent Obamas killed more ter rorists than any president before him, thanks to Predator drone strikes and more surgical attacks by US special forces. Maybe thats a stretch, but you get the point. However, as a supporter of most of the Presidents policies and slightly fewer of his actions, I am pleased by Mr. Huntsmans trailing position in the polls. Hes the only one I think has a chance of beating President Obama in Novembers general election. Mitt Romney changes policy positions like he changes socks. He cant bash the individual mandate in Obamacare without going into a high school history class speech about states rights. Wake me up now. are too far right to win the gen eral election, in my humble opinion; unless 60 percent of the electorate stays home national ly as they did in 2010. Republicans are always saying that America is fundamentally a center right country. And I might agree, but then why is Huntsman so far behind? He is the poster boy for center right, moderate and independent policies that combat. But I digress. My aim with this rant is not to sway your vote in fa vor of Mr. Huntsman, but instead to quote a song lyric written by one Lawrence Krisna Parker, the 46-year-old Brooklyn, New York native and so-called conscious rapper known as KRS-One. In his song, The Mind released in 2001, he said, When you watch television just keep saying they lyin to me. Cause they are. Now, the TV landscape is cer tainly vast and varied, so I dont want to paint with a broad brush. But no place is Mr. Parkers quote more true than in television ad vertising, and even more so, in political television advertising. The Republican candidates ing millions of dollars on what political strategists say is the most effective form of political propaganda. After all, nearly ev ery person in America has a tele vision and spends an unhealthy amount of time in front of it. But a good rule of thumb for when such commercials appear before you, is to let your eyes glaze over, go to the bathroom, grab another beer, check on din ner, make sure your kids are do ing their homework or kiss your wife. All will be more productive than paying attention to the tele grain of truth was stretched so far that theres none of it left on the screen. Or as KRS-One tells us, just keep saying to yourself, They lyin to me. COUNTRY FEDERALCREDIT UNION Get yourPLATINUM VISA Earn REWARD Points NO ANNUAL FEE 6 months 0% APR on balance transfers**With approved credit. See a customer service representative to sign up today! www.countryfcu.com 7.24% APR We asked our Facebook faithful this week about their tax refund plans. Heres what they had to say ... Alicia Lass Musgrove: Going to N.C. to see high school friends that I havent seen in 30 years! Tammy Crawford McFarland: Pay bills! Jay Cannaday: I never get much, if any, back, but if theres enough I desperately need new glasses. Kellina Crews: Bills and, hope fully, savings too! Kelly Matthews: Bills, bills and more bills. Oh, and paying taxes with my income tax. Go gure! Join The Press at Facebook.com. We post questions and updates about whats happening locally everyday and ask for feed back from readers. Facebook fans What you had to say ... MY SIDE OF THE MATTER ROBERT GERARD LETTERS TO THE EDITOR On Point In Print Joel Addington ANNUAL CAMP JUBILEEat Camp Tracey Childrens HomeJANUARY 16 withDave McCoy | Malcolm Carter | John Swanger Gary Byram | Mark Campbell e Dosses will provide music throughout the week Monday: 2 pm Pastors Fellowship | 3:30 pm Advisory Council | 7 pm Evening Service Tuesday: 10 am Morning Service | 7 pm Evening Service Wednesday: 10 am Morning Service | 7 pm Evening Service @Harvest Baptist Church God Bless America God Bless Camp Tracey tract, said Angela Callahan, who the Baker County Education As sociation, which represents about 300 classroom teachers. I feel like we did a really good job com ing up with the best of what we could get. That doesnt mean she was en tirely satisfied, however, noting that in years past teachers have re ceived their an nual step increase and an across-theboard pay raise. I wish that we could have got more money, Ms. Callahan said. We did want a percentage increase as well. But I know they (district administra tors and school board) have to set certain money aside to afford the necessities. David Davis, the districts di rector of teaching and learning and a member of the administra tions contract negotiating team, said an attempt was made to ease the pain somewhat by giving each teacher a $100 one-time bonus in addition to their step increase. The new contract also provides $700 bonuses for each teacher creases in their base salary be cause they have advanced beyond the top of the pay scale. The largest salary increases, by far, went to teachers who ad vanced from step 24 to step 25 on a scale where each step repre sents a year. For example, those with a bachelors degree who work 197 days a year will be paid $59,000 this year, up from $52,489 last year; $71,878 ($63,946 last year) for those on a 240-day con tract; and $78,168 ($69,541 last year) for those on a 261day contract. Mr. Davis cred ited both sides and their willingness to sit down and work together with the ability to reach a mutual agree ment on a contract after months of negotiations. Superintendent Sherrie Raulerson also praised negotiators with maintaining a spirit of cooperation and mutual respect throughout the process. Ms. Callahan said that while there was disagreement at times on certain issues, nobody became disagreeable or raised their voic es in anger. The mood was gen erally positive, she said, adding that members of both sides often hugged after the meetings. The contract was approved by the school board about two weeks after it was ratified by union members 219-22, said Ms. Cal lahan, a graduate of Baker Coun ty High School who began her teaching career six years ago at Westside Elementary after grad uating from Saint Leo University near Tampa. After the board approved the thanked everyone involved. I know its a lot of work, Mr. We want to do the best we can for all our employees. The entire contract is renegoti ated every three years, with vari ous issues subject to reconsidera tion annually, such as salaries, which are based mainly on lon gevity. That will change in 2014 when a new state law goes into ef fect tying teacher salaries to stu dent performance. The merit pay plan was em bedded in sweeping education reforms enacted by the Florida Legislature last year. The new law outlines performance pay guide lines for teachers and administra tors hired after June 30, 2014. Only personnel deemed effec tive or highly effective under the new evaluation system will be eligible for salary hikes. Cur rent teachers and administrators may choose to remain under the existing salary schedules as long as they remain with the district. The school district has already begun taking steps toward creat ing a merit pay system. In general, a teachers evalu ation is 50 percent tied to FCAT scores or student achievement, said Mr. Davis, a former class room teacher and school princi pal. Ms. Callahan said shes con cerned, however, that the new regulations intertwining teacher assessments and student perfor mance could end up hurting the teaching profession in Florida. Teachers, alone, cannot guar antee good academic results be cause some students may not receive the kind of support they need at home to prepare them to do well in class, she said. This whole process really penalizes brand new teachers, Ms. Callahan said. The law re quires teachers to be graded on their students performance. His or her job will be determined by the learning gains their students have made. From year to year theyll never know if theyre going to have a job. I think we could end up with a teacher shortage. Until the new law is fully im plemented in 2014, and probably for some time afterward, teacher assessment procedures will be closely scrutinized. to have to keep an eye on it, Ms. Callahan said. We agreed that it would be a work in progress. From page 1 I feel like we did a really good job coming up with the best of what we could get. Angela Callahan Baker County Education Association Teacher raises: Dear Editor: I read with interest the article on contaminated water at the for again done their job. Action pending! It would be interesting to take this one more step. Place monitor ing wells around the Knabb Sports Complex [in north Macclenny]. There is no way of knowing what all was buried in the pits over the time it was used. Remember too that our youth play there most of the year. City and county dumps during that time were not regulated or manned as they are today. Liners, test wells, control of toxic materi als like car batteries, lead paint, dead animals, etc. were not in place. If you could haul it to the dump, that was it. Pits could be as deep as possible, and the water level in this area is 40-60 feet. My in-laws were born and raised across from the sports complex. Private drinking wells were necessary back then and no test was ever made on the purity of water taken from those home wells. My in-laws and two sisters-in-law all died of cancer or heart prob lems, a brother-in-laws cancer is in remission and another of my wifes relatives have either died of cancer or heart disease, and some of their children have life-threatening conditions. How many others have died in that neighborhood from cancer or other health-related causes from water-borne microorganisms? Was the dump a cause? We once had a doctor who was investigat ing the presence of arsenic and other toxins in the county and city. ser Hospital]. So, when will test wells be installed around the old dump? Will it take a class action lawsuit to have something done? B.J. Cannon Macclenny Dear Editor: Governor Rick Scott is taking a beating in the media locally and statewide. There was a let ter to the editor a few weeks ago in The Press criticizing him on the possibility of the new [reentry] prison in Baker County being privatized. Being the CEO of the state of Florida, he has to balance the budget. I do not believe he is trying to cause harm to anyone or to any one group, and being from the private sector all his ways for the government to op erate. He should be commend ed, not criticized. the Florida pension program, which is underfunded. As it is set up today, its counting on 12 percent returns on investments. That simply is not possible (5 percent would be great!). In a recent article (Google Rick Scott 911 operator ) he made reference to a 911 opera tor making $150,000 a year for $183,000 annually. That simply is not sustainable and not fair to future retiring public-sector em ployees. Its safe to say that a lot of people who work in the public sector dislike Rick Scott. But if they stop and look at the big picture, he is trying to reform tirement are secure. Rick Scott, [attorney gen Obamacare. The way Mr. Atwa ter explained it is that Floridas total budget is around $70 bil lion dollars, around $21 billion of it for Medicare and Medicaid. Under Obamacare that number will go over $40 billion dollars. Where is the other $20 bil lion dollars coming from? You guessed it, the taxpayer. Gov. Scott could do what most politicians do and kick the can down the road, or raise tax es, which is what most publicsector employees would like to see him do. Rick Scott ran on balancing the budget, not raising taxes, and bringing jobs to the state. And so far he has kept his cam paign promises. Danny Norton Macclenny Dear Editor: Public employees dont want to hear Gov. Rick Scotts mes sage the well is dry, the pig is dead, the cow wont milk. Whether its the PBA in Bro ward County or the Teamsters in Baker County, the public em ployee union contracts are not sustainable. Privatization ideas are cit spending, and its not Rick Scotts fault. Our own county is dipping into reserves that were once at $13 million and now only $5 million. If public employees would pay more of their own expens threat of privatization would not exist. They are squawking about paying more than 3 percent into their retirement. I have to pay 100 percent of my retirement why should I pay theirs? If its not important enough for public unions and public employees to support their own retirement with their money, collection of their union should I pay for them? The governor says we need 12 percent [participation] from state employees to be sustain able and theyre griping. If you want retirement, pay for it your self, and if you want to belong to a union, pay for it yourself. Dont ask the state of Florida to collect and distribute your dues at taxpayer expense for your union bosses. I support teachers, but I ing school vouchers. I support the Department of Corrections, but I question why I have to pay for teamsters dues collection and why teamsters wont pay for their own retirement and healthcare. FDOC employees are teamsters as of November 17, 2011. Dont let the unions mislead the public into thinking Rick Scott is so corrupt and evil when you union members who wont pay your way are the evil and corrupt, and you are the whin ers. Dont put this on us or our children. Kate Svagdis Macclenny Dear Editor: About 120 years ago, Mark Twain made the observation that, If pro is the opposite of con, does that make Congress the opposite of progress? ed. Congress mandated a totally unreasonable retirement program, pandering to the postal service unions plain and simple. Congress allowed pressure from a bunch of unions to coerce it into a program that is killing the USPS, the only service actually mentioned in the US Constitution. (a Cabinet post) and made it a mutant corporation. Mail service has since declined. So, these bozos increase rates and save the postal service by mak ing service abysmal. These people cannot run a hot dog wagon; if you want to increase business you need to offer better service not worse. My grandmother Mattie Dobson Stringer, was postmistress in Sanderson for a long time. I have friends who work for USPS and they are all hoping they will be able to retire and get away from this slow-motion train wreck. It took almost three weeks for a recent copy of The Baker County Press to reach me. Contact your senators and congressman and raise their conscious ness on what made this mess, and that they had better clean it up. Or they might be kicked to the curb. Kim Yarbrough Kingston, N.Y. Test the water at the old dump site Criticism misdirected Union pandering caused postal service scal woes Unions misleading you Campaign ads ... They lyin the same jumped 8 percent. Tenth grade writing test re sults showed the most dramatic increase. The percentage of soph omores scoring at least a 4 on the assessment rose 14 percent, from 64 to 78 percent, and those scor ing a 3 or better jumped by 4 per cent. Im so proud of the teach ers and kids over there, said Ms. Raulerson. Everyone has worked so hard and its paid off. She attributed the boost in academic performance in part to the schools move to a sevenperiod day in 2010-11, which brought with it more classroom time. Immediately our FCAT scores started going up, the su perintendent said. You cant have math and reading for half a year and have them do good on these tests. That year-long in struction in math and reading has certainly helped, especially for those struggling students. She hopes the school can use the good news as motivation to continue improving, and perhaps become an A school next year. This really boosted the mo rale of students, said Ms. Raul erson. If you keep getting that D you feel horrible getting that label put on you, and now, we can keep rolling right along. Baker High was among 78 percent of the states high schools that earned either an A or B grade, an increase from 71 per cent last year. Its great to see more of Flor idas high schools trending up ward, said Governor Rick Scott in a press release last week. Ed ucation is critical to improving lives, preparing students for a job and attracting employers. The governor recommended a roughly $1 billion increase in ed ucation funding in his proposed budget released last month. The hike came at the cost of health care and corrections reductions, however. From page 1 BCHS gets B


ursday, January 12, 2012 T B C P Page 5 Page 4 T B C P ursday, January 12, 2012 A Macclenny man who earlier inquired about purchasing a set of tire rims worth $500 was ar rested on January 6 for stealing them and selling them for scrap. William Mash, 32, initial ly denied involvement when questioned by Deputy Jeremi ah Combs shortly after Danny Hunter reported that he returned to his residence on Eagle Dr. to find that six rims were taken from his back yard. He had been gone since December 26, the day he says Mr. Mash inquired about them and was told they were not for sale. Deputy Combs on January 2 inquired at Scrappy Pappys sal vage yard east of Macclenny and owner Wilmar Bryant recalled that the suspect and a female sold the rims on December 29. A surveillance video affirmed that, and the female who was paid for them was identified as Rachael Conklin, 31, of Jacksonville. When questioned again, Mr. Mash continued to deny the theft, then admitted he sold the rims, but insisted the owner had given them to him. He was charged with grand theft. In other recent thefts, police have a partial description of a fe male with short blond hair who was seen walking on Morning side Lane near Glen St. Mary the afternoon of January 5 when a nearby trailer was ransacked. Occupants Tina Bell and Ron ald Dunn learned that evening that a rear door was pried open and two televisions, tools, a sound system, laptop computer and about 200 DVDs were taken. They told Deputy Tony Norman the loss value was nearly $2500. residence off Noah Raulerson Rd. the afternoon of January 3 to find a generator valued at $500 and a $2000 collection of half dollar coins were stolen. Deputy Daryl Mobley said two relatives who had been staying at the residence and have a history of drug abuse were named as sus pects. truck bed along with $1200 in air and power tools were report ed stolen from the residence of Robert Phillips on Barber Rd. in Macclenny between January 3-6. Mr. Phillips told Deputy Cle ments Leo two white females inquired about the tool box ear lier and offered him consider ably less than the $150 he was asking. Three days later, his sonin-law took $25 for the box and tools after being told by one of the females that Mr. Phillips had agreed to it. The victim spoke once via telephone with the suspect fe male, but when he called again the phone was disconnected and untraceable. Deputy Earl Lord that a purse, $105 cash and identification were taken from her north Mac clenny apartment while she slept the morning of January 8. There was no sign of forced entry. BAKER COUNTY CODE ENFORCEMENT ATTORNEYDavid P. 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Please be advised that Macclenny City Hall will be closed on Monday, January 16th in observance of Martin Luther King Day.www.cityofmacclenny.com ADonna Jacksons Income Tax Service759-0884Located in Glen St. Mary 1040 EZ $30 | 1040 A $40 | 1040 $45 State Tax $50 | Small Business Tax $150*S-Corporation $300-$500***Extra charges may apply. **Quickbooks users only.$5.00 each form after rst W2 Bring in this ad and get Drop Offs Welcome E-Filing Available NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED LARGE SCALE AMENDMENT TO THE BAKER COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN e Baker County Land Planning Agency will hold a Public Hearing on ursday, January 26, 2012 at 7:00 PM in the Baker County Administration Building, 55 North ird Street, Macclenny Florida, to consider for recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners a proposed semi-annual amendment, by ordinance to the Baker County Comprehensive Plan. Copies of said ordinance may be inspected by any member of the public in the Commissioners o ce, address stated above. On the above mentioned date, all interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance which is titled as follows: ORDINANCE NO. 2012 AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BAKER COUNTY, ABANDONING A PORTION OF THE CEDAR CREEK DEVELOPMENT OF REGIONAL IMPACT (AS ADOPTED BY ORDINANCE 2008-24);MAKING A LARGE SCALE AMENDMENT TO THE BAKER COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN BY RECLASSIFYING APPROXIMATELY 2,199 ACRES OF PROPERTY FROM HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL TO 1994.11 ACRES OF AGRICULTURE ZONE A, 195.23 ACRES OF AGRICULTURE ZONE B AND 10 ACRES LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL ON THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP; AMENDING THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS SCHEDULE; AMENDING THE FUTURE TRANSPORTATION MAP; PURSUANT TO AN APPLICATION SUBMITTED BY T. R. HAINLINE AS AGENT FOR DAVIS & DAVIS, LLP., PROVIDING FINDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING DIRECTION TO THE CODIFIER AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. A copy of said ordinance may be inspected by any member of the public in the Commissioners o ce, address stated above. In accordance with Section 286.0105, F. S.: If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the County Commission with respect to any matter considered at this scheduled meeting or hearing, the person will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purposes the person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the Administration Department at (904) 259-3613 at least 48 hours prior to the time of the hearing. MISSIONERS OF BAKER PORTION OF THE CEDAR e subject property is located north of U.S. HWY 90, south of Claude Harvey Road, and west of municipal limits of Glen St. Mary The Baker County Code En forcement Board will attempt to pinpoint ownership of a house and land on James Britt Rd. that the county staff has cited as being in disrepair and unsafe for occu pancy. The residence, a mobile home and shed, were the property of Peter Juba, now deceased, and building official Robert Hathcox told the board during its regular meeting the evening of January 9 he has been unable to determine who owns it. Board attorney Will Sexton of Starke suggested a search into es tate probates or tax certificates, and Mr. Hathcox will report back next month. Records from the property ap praisers office show the 1-acre tract and buildings still in Mr. Jubas name with a taxable value of $24,306. There was some discussion that evening as to whether the county could raze the buildings as a health hazard, as was the case west of Glen St. Mary several years ago. Mr. Sexton cautioned that the CEB has no authority in that area outside of statutory with due notice to the property owner and subsequent hearing. In a second case, the attorney advised Mr. Hathcox that repeat violators of the zoning code who come into compliance before hearing dates can be re-cited with cause and a hearing sched uled for the next CEB meeting. That, in effect, accelerates the process. The discussion arose after Mr. Hathcox noted that refuse on the property of Fotch Staten on Hon eysuckle Lane west of Glen had been cleared. He also noted three earlier times the trailer park area has been cited and cleaned, only to violate again the fourth time. In the only remaining case this month, property belonging to Finley Wolfe on Jerry Johns Rd. near Macclenny came into compliance before Mondays meeting. It had been cited for excess re fuse and trash. JOEL ADDINGTON | NEWS EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.com Baker County will soon be the home base for a new mobile com mand center worth more than a quarter-million dollars for emergen cy management, thanks to a state grant and cooperation among more than a dozen North Florida counties. cloth, announced that funding came through to replace his depart ments current mobile command post at the quarterly meeting of the Local Mitigation Strategy Task Force last month. ing and planning for emergencies before they occur to minimize poten tial damage to life and property during a disaster. The Florida Division of Emergency Management is supplying some $3.6 million through its Public Safety Interoperable Communications grant program to the Regional Domestic Security Task Force for North east Florida. The regional task force spans 13 counties from Jacksonville west to Baker County, southwest to Levy and Marion counties and east through Putnam and Flagler and St. Johns counties. Though the new mobile command center, expected to cost about $245,000, will be stationed here and carry a Baker County Sheriffs Of was our big concern, to have it in place by then. Alachua County is procuring the command center along with proj ects for other counties, mostly for portable radios and other high-dollar communications equipment. The purpose of the grant program is to equip emergency respond ers around the state with the technology to communicate with each other during a large-scale disaster like a terrorist attack or catastrophic weather event. The command center will be programmed with the ra dio frequencies used in all 13 counties. Lt. Faircloth said Alachua County bid the command centers man ufacture and selected a vendor, but later discovered the vendor was not on a list pre-approved by the state and eligible to receive the grant money. Alachua County released the bid again in late December and re sponses are due back by January 23, said Alachua County Sheriffs Of The delay was unfortunate, but were fortunate to have this mon ey, she said. The money was originally going to all go to Jacksonville. Both Ms. Amerson and Lt. Faircloth believe the eventual vendor will be able to supply the command center by the June 1 deadline stipulated by the grant program. It will replace the countys current unit, which Lt. Faircloth said was a motor home seized from a drug dealer shortly after Sheriff Joey Dob ready, he said. Bid documents show the new command center will be about 41 feet long, 13 feet tall and expandable to 14 feet wide. It will have its own power source and a conference table with seating for eight in the op erations area. That area will also include two work stations, LED monitors and the driver, bathroom, kitchen and dispatch areas. The vehicle will weigh nearly 40,000 pounds. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE BAKER COUNTY BUILDING DE P ARTMENT Front of abandoned house on James Britt Rd. To launch search for an owner Of abandoned, unsafe house, trailer, shed Police arrested two Middle burg, FL men following a traffic stop on Interstate 10 the morn ing of January 8, one of them for drunk driving and the other for possession of a small amount of marijuana and a smoking pipe. Deputy Rodney Driggers said he clocked a 2000 Chevro let pickup speeding eastbound at 90 mph about 7:30, then saw it swerve between lanes several times before stopping it. Driver Jason Manger, 55, was unsteady on his feet and insisted he had but two beers before leaving a hunting camp. He later failed field sobri ety testing and refused to take a breath test at county jail. Passenger Steve Parrish, 49, was advised he needed to call someone to pick him up since he admitted to drinking earlier, and he instructed Deputy Jacob Sat terwhite that his cell phone was in a bag under the front passen ger seat. The officer found the smoking pipe in a cigarette pack and the baggie inside. Both charges are misdemeanors. In other arrests, Jessica Hud nall, 23, of Macclenny was taken to jail for disorderly intoxication after she created a disturbance at the residence of her boyfriend William Stewart on Woodlawn Park Pl. early on January 5. Deputy Johnny Hodges re sponded to the 3 am disturbance call and found Ms. Hudnall in the front yard screaming at another female. She refused to calm her self. Witnesses said Ms. Hudnall had come to the address and be came enraged when she discov ered the boyfriend was with an other woman. rested Colin Moore, 45, of Mac clenny for disorderly conduct after he confronted him about repeated requests to disband a noisy gathering of approximately 75 persons on Ben Rowe Circle off of Woodlawn. Deputy Walker said 19 com plaints about the party had been called into the sheriffs depart ment the evening of January 7 during a three-hour period. He went to the address a second time about 10 pm following re ports of an explosion. A Jacksonville woman was charged with battery on a Macclenny man who was attempting to stop her from huffing aerosol cleaner the afternoon of January 8. Tracy Webb, 41, was a guest at the residence of Gabriel Vega on Is lamorada Dr. in the northeast city and he told Deputy Clements Leo he caught her inhaling the cleaning fumes about 4 pm. Ms. Webb allegedly struck him repeatedly as he attempted to re strain her, then pushed him into a bedroom wall before running into a bathroom and locking the door. The deputy and Lt. Scotty Rhoden responded to the address and forced their way into the bathroom where they found Ms. Webb again inhaling the spray. She refused to drop the can and they took it from her. She was examined at Fraser Hospital before being booked at coun ty jail. In other incidents, a Macclenny woman was jailed the morning of January 8 for attacking her brother and her elderly mother. Sheila Griffis, 47, was angry at her brother Andrew Williamson, 53, for allegedly stealing from her and struck him in the face. When her mother Estelle Williamson, 81, attempted to move away from the con frontation, Ms. Griffis allegedly shoved her onto a bed. The confrontation took place on Williamson Rd. southwest of Mac clenny. Ms. Griffis lives nearby. Deputy Daryl Mobley charged her with battery on her brother and felony battery on her mother because she is older than 65. tery on Earnestine Gaskins the afternoon of January 4. Ms. Starling allegedly confronted Ms. Gaskins in the parking lot of the Sanderson post office and attempted to pull her from a vehicle driv en by her husband Jeffery Gaskins, who has a child by the accused. Ms. Gaskins told Deputy Robert Simpkins she resisted and Ms. Star ling followed them to Gaskins Circle where she again attempted to pro voke a fight. A north county woman told police she was at tacked and stabbed in the kitchen of her trailer home on Anne Rd. the morning of January 7, one week after she claimed her pickup was hijacked by two men who then beat her. Melissa Conner, 42, was taken to Shands Jack sonville for treatment of a minor stab wound to the lower abdomen and released the same day. Ms. Conner, during interviews with Deputy Rod ney Driggers and later with Investigator Tracie Ben ton, said she was accosted by a big fat man about 6:40 am while making coffee. He cut her right cheek and, after she fell to the floor, stabbed her in the stomach before running out a door. The deputys report notes that no footprints or other evidence that someone entered or left the trailer was found outside, though he did recover two rings belonging to Ms. Conner. Her husband Mitchell Conner, 38, told Deputy Driggers he believes his wife fabricated the incident, as did she the alleged carjacking on New Years morning. He also said his watchdogs were silent that morning, and suggested his wife was angry at him because he would not borrow money from his family to finance a trip for her to see her mother. In the earlier incident, Ms. Conner told police two white males blocked her path on Orbey Rhoden Rd. and took her truck after striking her both with a fist and a tire iron. Police found the pickup in a vacant field not far off from where Ms. Conner said she was accosted. Deputy Jeremiah Combs noted in his report that Ms. Conners shoes matched prints around the abandoned truck. In an unrelated report, Ms. Conner was named in a criminal complaint on January 4 for allegedly tak ing $82 from a purse belonging to her aunt. Martha Hill of Ft. Gaines, GA told Deputy John ny Hodges she left the purse in her vehicle that af ternoon while visiting Ms. Conners children. The suspect remained behind in the vehicle several min utes, and the aunt noticed later that cash had been removed from the wallet. Ms. Conner denied involvement. or wallet, this one in the early morning of January 9 on South College St. in Macclenny. Dee Dee Dice of Jacksonville said she awoke about 1:48 to the sound of her car alarm, and told Deputy Earl Lord she also heard breaking glass. The officer found a large concrete piece had been thrown through the front passenger window. Ms. Dices purse, which was laying on the seat, was gone along with $350 cash, checks, credit cards and a drivers license. The sheriffs department is looking into a possible connec tion between the theft of copper from a cell phone communica tions tower west of Sanderson before Christmas and a similar incident about a mile away and reported last week. The damage estimate for sto len copper lines and vandalism of property was placed at $20003000 by Christopher Sharon, a field operations technician with American Tower Corp. of Jack sonville, who contacted police on January 3. Mr. Sharon told Deputy Rod ney Driggers he had last inspect ed the tower at 16299 US 90 on December 13. Shortly after, the owner of the leased tract in formed the company that the main gate lock had been cut. Sev eral chain links had been severed as well. There are surveillance video cameras on the property and the representative indicated they would be reviewed for clues. Deputy Driggers said the sus pects in the earlier case, who were caught early on December 17 leaving the property with a trailer load of copper wire and other materials, have not been located for further questioning. Justin Wacasey and Timo thy Jackson, both 24, had High Springs, FL addresses and are out on bond. In a second case involving theft in a remote area, a member of the Three Bucks Hunting Club north and east of Cuyler reported on January 15 that two trail cam eras valued at $240 were stolen between December 17-23. The cameras are programmed to remotely take photos of game that wander into their range. The club member who was not identified told Deputy Rob ert Simpkins the club has had problems with trespassers on the previously un-leased property who are upset that it has been re stricted. Arrested for the, sale of tire rims Says she was stabbed 2nd tower on US 90 stripped of copper wire probation in a 2008 burglary case and drew a 34-month term. He gets credit for 424 days al ready served. Mr. Ostasz, of Jacksonville, violated terms of house arrest and probation sentence imposed in February of 2009. He was ar rested in October, 2010 in Jack sonville for driving on a suspend ed license. The arrest took place after midnight when he was sup posed to be home. The defendant was given pro bation for a burglary in the Cop per Creek subdivision in Mac clenny in June, 2008. In other circuit court sentenc ings that day: a 13-month prison term for Tim othy Harrison in return for his no contest plea to sale and pos session of controlled drugs with intent to sell. He gets credit for 202 days already served, and the state dropped eight related counts as part of the plea agreement. ed in the case of Virginia Harvey, who got 11 months, 39 days for grand theft. She has already been in jail 169 days and gets credit for that. withheld after a no contest plea by James Paine for aggravat ed assault with a deadly weap on. Three related charges were dropped, and the judge ordered him onto a five-year probation. The first year he must wear a GPS monitor, and he was or dered to enroll in anger manage ment therapy. served 178 days of the eightmonths in jail he got for grand theft, and the judge gave James Byrd time served for felony driv ing with a suspended license and resisting arrest. house arrest a year for felony driving with a suspended license, and Roland Agenor has already served 105 days of a six-month jail sentence for battery on police and battery by expelling fluids. sued for Cornelius Ruise III, who failed to appear on multiple drug sale charges and resisting arrest. From page 1 Last weeks edition of The Press erroneously stated that Cory Lord of Macclenny was ar rested for domestic battery on his wife Brittni Sayles on December 26.. Ms. Sayles was arrested for domestic battery and Mr. Lord was named in a criminal com plaint for the same offense. The Martin Luther King Jr. celebration parade will be held Friday, January 13 at 10 am be ginning at Keller Intermediate School, 420 S. 8th St. Following the parade a cere mony will be led by Macclennys city manager Gerald Dopson and parade marshal and coordinator Rev. Tommy Rollins. sengers in the truck were not in jured. Mr. Crawford was flown to Shands Jacksonville in serious condition. He was piloting an 2005 Jet 3 motorized wheelchair that sus tained an estimated $1000 in damage. Pedestrians often walk to and from the Macclenny Walmart at the southwest corner of Barber and SR 228, traversing a roughly 1-mile stretch on SR 228 S. with out sidewalks. The Florida Department of Transportation has plans to in stall sidewalks along the route at an estimated cost of $326,000. Preliminary engineering for the project is expected to begin this year. From page 1 Wheelchair rider dies...


ursday, January 12, 2012 T B C P Page 7 Page 6 T B C P ursday, January 12, 2012 MIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF For many years truckers have been allowed to park semi-truck tractors, but not the trailers, on their own property in residential areas in Macclenny despite a city the practice. Now, city officials have de cided to stop being so lenient be cause complaints are on the rise. The Macclenny City Commis sion voted to draft an amendment to the truck and bus parking ordi nance on the evening of January 10. The change allows the parking of semi-truck tractors in residen tial neighborhoods, but only with a permit issued by city hall. But the vote didnt come un til after about 45 minutes of dis cussion, during which Assistant City Manager Roger Yarborough said a group of truckers came to city hall about 20 years ago ask ing permission to park their rigs at home. We worked out an agreement with them that they would drop their trailers somewhere else and drive their tractor home as long as they had enough room to park it on their own property, Mr. Yarborough said. But after new subdivision de velopments with small lots and narrow streets began popping up around town, the number of com plaints slowly began increasing, A recent complaint resulted in cer going to a neighborhood and truck parked at a residence wasnt even the owner of the property. He was a friend and he was sleeping in the truck, Mr. Yar borough said. The man was told he had to move the truck and would not be allowed to park it there since he didnt own the property. City Manager Gerald Dop son said some neighbors object to semi-trucks parked in their neighborhoods because theyre unsightly and could depress property values. It just doesnt seem like its appropriate and not conducive to the character of the neighbor hood, the city manager said. In some neighborhoods theres just not enough room to have them. Mayor Gary Dopson at first said he didnt have any strong feelings one way or another about whether the ordinance should be changed. However, he said, he could see how large semitruck tractors parked in residen tial neighborhoods could possibly create a problem for emergency vehicles. Commissioner Vernon Ben nett, on the other hand, said neighborhoods are no place for semi-trucks. They dont need to be parking on the sides of streets with a truck or a trailer, he said. Its danger ous. The ordinance presently al lows semi-trucks and trailers to be parked anywhere in the city, including residential neighbor hoods, for up to two hours be tween 8 am and 6 pm. for deliv eries. The ordinance further prohib its any such vehicles on the pub lic streets of the city in residential areas, or upon the right-of-way of US 90 or SRs 121 and 228 be tween 6 pm and 8 am. Commissioner Phil Rhoden was somewhat reluctant to place restrictions on where a trucker Late in Baker County, Fla.: 1861-1961 the BCHS Drama and Baker County Community The atres Sesquicentennial produc tion that opens this week, Gene Barber tells Jim McGauley, Its important to know your histo ry. To know where youre going, youve got to know where youve been. That quote is the driving force in the production that celebrates the 150 years of Baker County. The play focuses on the countys first 100 years and tells its sto ry in scenes and songs and vi gnettes. All the familiar themes are there; the Battle of Olustee, the Yellow Fever Epidemic, the moonshine years as well as many that arent so familiar. There are tiny vignettes from articles by Fay Milton and Tate Powell. Theres a funny description of the county from an 1885 guidebook. The play even has a traditional old ghost story titled Raw Head and Bloody Bones Then theres the Baxter Rebel lion, that Barber, the shows nar rator, calls the darkest chapter in Baker Countys history. The rebellion took place on a day trip to St. Augustine and wound up with over a dozen people dead and the governor calling out the National Guard to march on Bax ter and quell the riot. The production with a cast of 35 actors from 7-70 years of age is full of music from the 100-year timeline, guest singers and fun. Mark Mason is Press publish er Jim McGauley and BCHS dra ma director Bob Gerard is Gene Barber. Jeff Rowe is Rufe Thrift, the deputy killed in the Baxter Rebellion. Mick Schatz is Capt. C. B. McClenny. Sara Beth Gerard is Fay Milton and Steve Kish is Tate Powell. Kish also plays Sheriff Ed Yarbrough. Ralph Kline is Gov. Johns and Sheldon Beasley is Sheriff Asa Coleman. Sam Kitching plays Sen. Edwin Fraser, Don Zarrella is Rep. John J. Crews and Den ny Wells is Frank Wells. Megan Crawford plays Lizzie Barber, who was almost killed by Union troops during the Battle of Olus tee. April Williams is Clemmytee Daniels and Donnie Zarrella is Gov. Stearns. Other cast members include: Lucas Kish, Nancy Mason, Hayden Stevens, Darian Cart er, Tucker Washburn, Savanna Jones, Bethany Richardson, Shi loh Richardson, Jessica Rawlins, Greg Sheppard, Joyce Fouraker, Collin Crews, Sarah Sheppard, Chelsea Moore, Haleigh Lat timer, Mallory Chauncey, Mi chelle Zarrella, Marva Williams, Amanda Rhoden, Sydney Wil liford, Harli Livingston, Caitlin Mason, Asia Washington, Caitlin Crawford, Emily Tedesco, Lily Anne Drawdy, Julia Archam bault, Stephanie Rawlins, Noah Schatz, Rebekah McNeil, Harp er Archambault, Leo and Victor Zarrella, Joel Griffis, Alissa Raw lins, Jessica Rawlins and Kaitlen Muse. Each show will feature guest singers performing songs from the time period. The guests in clude: Gail Moore, Jan. 12; the Lyons Family, Jan. 13; the Crews Family, Jan. 14; Southern Joy, Jan. 15; Taylor Church, Jan. 19; Mick Schatz, Jan. 20; and Faith Bible Church, Jan. 21. The show runs Jan. 12-14, Jan. 19-21 at 7:30 pm and Jan. 15 at 2 pm. $10 reserved seats in the first four rows are available by calling 259-6286. $5 general ad mission tickets are on sale at the door. Its sponsored by Country Federal Credit Union. MACCLENNY CITY COMMISSION PHOTOS COURTESY OF BOB GERARD Actors rehearse for Baker County, Fla.: 18611961 which begins January 12. January double hostess creditCall me for all your Scentsy needs. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO:02-2011-CP-048 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF LULA MAE DAVIS a/k/a LULA M. DAVIS, DECEASED. __________________ ____________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of LULA MAE DA VIS a/k/a LULA M. DAVIS, deceased, File Number 02-2011-CP-048, is pending in the Circuit Court for BAKER County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 339 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, FL 32063. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives at torney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, includ ing unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents es tate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA TION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is January 12, 2012. Attorney for Personal Representative: LAWRENCE R. RAUSCH, P. A. 712 EDGEWOOD AVENUE ,SOUTH JACKSONVILLE, FL 32205 TELEPHONE: 904/384-7802 FACSIMILE: 904/384-2421 FLORIDA BAR #183470 Personal Representative: MARION D. RIVERS 5150 WILLARD CREWS LANE MACCLENNY, FLORIDA 32063 1/12 PUBLIC NOTICE Please be advised that due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday the regularly scheduled Baker County Board of Commission meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday January 17, 2012 at 5:00 pm. 1/12 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 02-2010-CA-000158 CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. LARRY SMITH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LARRY SMITH; LEONA QUIGLEY SMITH A/K/A LEONA SMITH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LEONA QUIGLEY SMITH A/K/A LEONA SMITH; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) _______________________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Sum mary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Baker County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Baker County, Florida, described as: LOT 7 AND 11, FOREST GLEN, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 67 PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 7667 Odis Yarborough Rd Glen St. Mary, FL 32040 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Front door of the Baker County Courthouse, Macclen ny, Florida 32063 at 11:00 AM, on January 31, 2012. DATED THIS 6th DAY OF January, 2012. 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. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 6th day of January, 2012. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By Julie Combs Deputy Clerk THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY: Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES (ADA) REQUESTS FOR ACCOMMODATIONS FOR NOTICE OF COURT PROCEEDINGS: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Ms. Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Family and Civil Justice Center, 201 East University Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 337-6237 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact the Court Interpreter Program at interpreter@circuit8. org 1/12-1/19 Registration of Fictitious Names We the undersigned, being duly sworn, do hereby declare under oath that the names of all persons interested in the business or profession carried on un der the name of American Recycling whose principle place of business is 5325 Woodlawn Road and the extent of the interest of each is as follows: NAME EXTENT OF INTEREST Robert Foster Owner 50% Morris Foster Owner 50% Timothy C. Hughes Signature Jimmy D. Cole Signature STATE OF FLORIDA COUNTY OF BAKER Sworn to and subscribed before me this 10th day of January, 2012. Al Fraser Clerk of Court Baker County, Florida By Jamie Crews As Deputy Clerk 1/12p IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 02-2010-CA-000013 FIRST FEDERAL BANK OF FLORIDA, Plaintiff, vs. GEORGE A. WILKINSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GEORGE A. WILKINSON IF ANY; CATHY A. WILKINSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CATHY A. WILKINSON IF ANY; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIM ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); JOHN DOE; JANE DOE; Defendant(s) _____________________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Sum mary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Baker County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Baker County, Florida, described as: PARCEL 26, ALLEN LANDS, A SUBDIVI SION ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF RE CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 58, OF THE CURRENT PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 2005 HOMES OF MERIT VIN#S FLHML 3F173728938A AND FLHML3F173728938B. A/K/A 17750 Anne Road Glen St. Mary, FL 32040 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Front door of the Baker County Courthouse, Macclen ny, Florida 32063 at 11:00 AM, on January 31, 2012. DATED THIS 6th DAY OF January, 2012. 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. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 6th day of January, 2012. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By Julie Combs Deputy Clerk THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY: Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES (ADA) REQUESTS FOR ACCOMMODATIONS FOR NOTICE OF COURT PROCEEDINGS: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Ms. Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Family and Civil Justice Center, 201 East University Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 337-6237 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact the Court Interpreter Program at interpreter@circuit8. org 1/12-1/19 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS and WORKSHOPS OF THE NORTH FLORIDA BROADBAND AUTHORITY The North Florida Broadband Authority (NFBA) an nounces the 2012 meeting schedule of the NFBA Board of Directors that all interested persons are invited to attend. The NFBA is a legal entity and public body created pursuant to the provisions of Section 163.01, Florida Statutes, and an Interlocal Agreement among Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Put nam, Suwannee, Taylor, Union and Wakulla Counties and municipalities of Cedar Key, Cross City, Lake City, Live Oak, Monticello, Perry, White Springs and Worthington Springs, Florida. The NFBA will hold the following public meetings: January 18, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. and thereafter regular meetings will be held at 10:00 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month of 2012. (February 8, March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12, October 10, November 14, December 12) at the Lake City 2nd floor Council Chambers, City Hall, 205 NE Marion Ave, Lake City, FL an informational workshop for last mile providers will be held from 9a.m. to noon on February 1, 2012 at the same location. The NFBA Policy and Operations Com mittee meetings will meet at 10 a.m. on January 23, and the 10 a.m. the last Wednesday of each month of 2012. (February 29, March 28, April 25, May 30, June 27, July 25, August 29, September 26, October 12, November 28, December 26) and 1p.m. on February 1, 2012 at the NFBA Project Management Offices, 164 NW Madison St., St. 103, Lake City Florida. An informational workshop will be held at 9:00 a.m. on February 22, 2012 at The Club House Hall, 161 SW Quail Heights Terrace, Lake City, FL. The NFBA Board of Directors meeting will be held to conduct general business of the NFBA. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the NFBA with respect to any matter considered at the meeting, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding or have any questions please contact Faith Doyle, Clerk to the NFBA Board at (386) 438-5042 at least two (2) business days prior to the date of the meeting. 1/12 L egal N otices PUBLIC HEARING NOTICEPursuant to an application submitted by Osceola Land & Timber, Corp., A Florida Corporation, to obtain a one (1) year extension of a Temporary Use permit in reference to Section 3.05.51 Temporary Uses of the Baker County Land Development Regulations on property located south of Reid Staord Road and east of CR 229 in Baker County Florida. e appli cant is requesting an extension to continue temporarily collecting and storing DEP-dened clean debris (concrete and/or roong tiles) on the site; temporarily store and operate on site a portable crushing machine to crush the debris; and to temporarily store the crushed de bris on site until it can be sold. e Baker County Land Planning Agency will consider the request at a public hearing scheduled for January 26, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereaer as possible, in the County Administration Building, 55 North ird Street, Macclenny, FL. On the above mentioned date, all interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to the Temporary Use permit request. Written comments for or against the Temporary Use permit request may be sent to the Baker County Planning and Zoning Department, 360 E Shuey Avenue, Macclenny FL. 32063. Faxed comments may be sent to (904)259-5057. Cop ies of the Temporary Use request may be inspected in the Planning and Zoning Department by any member of the public. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodations or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the Administration Department at (904) 259-5123 at least 48 hours prior to the time of the hearing. Total Changes SalonKathy Ross SAVE$500$10on hi-lites, perms or colorExp. 1/31/12Malibu TreatmentsRemoves hard water & chlorineBiolage | Paul Mitchell | Redkin | Its a 10PRODUCTS ON SALECall Kathy @ 210-9294 to take advantage of these money saving coupons! PUBLIC NOTICE PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STATUTES 101.5612 THE LOGIC AND ACCURACY CERTIFICATION BOARD WILL CONDUCT THE PRE LOGIC AND ACCURACY TEST OF THE AUTOMATIC COUNTING EQUIPMENT FOR EARLY VOTING AND FOR THE EQUIPMENT GOING TO THE POLLS WILL BE JANUARY 18, 2012 AT 1:00 PM. THE TEST WILL BE CONDUCTED FOR THE JANUARY 31, 2012 PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY ELECTION. THE TEST WILL BE HELD AT THE BAKER COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OFFICE, 32 N 5TH STREET, MACCLENNY, FLORIDA. PURSUANT TO SECTION 102.141 OF THE FLORIDA LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THE BAKER COUNTY CANVASSING BOARD SHALL MEET JANUARY 23, 2012 AT 10:00 AM IN THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OFFICE TO START PUBLICLY CANVASSING ABSENTEE BALLOTS. THE CANVASSING BOARD WILL MEET ON JANUARY 27, 2012 AT 10:00 AM AND THEN ON JANUARY 31, 2012 AT 6:00 PM UNTIL WE FINISH CANVASSING ABSENTEE BALLOTS. NITA D. 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Every morning look in the mirror, stare at yourself and say, What are my choices? Mr. Hall, 72, told the group. And how can my choices make the difference between me living and dying. He repeated the mantra more than once during the hour-anda-half encounter, which ended with a question-and-answer ses sion that impressed the visitor. You guys have better ques tions than most of the adults I speak to, said Mr. Hall, who now works as a consultant for a hand ful of companies. On one harrowing training Station Corpus Christi in June 1964, Mr. Hall was a passenger upside down and crashed into a local airport. When the windshield of the plane blew out, shards of glass pummeled the young recruits head and he was covered in avia tion fuel. Fortunately, Mr. Hall said, hed lowered his visor and strapped himself into a seat. Had he not taken those two actions, he wouldnt have been able to eject and escape the crash with only two bruised knees. The other people werent that fortunate, Mr. Hall continued. But that day wasnt a day I was supposed to die. That was a day I made the choice of strapping in. So I lived by the choice I made. Had I been sitting out in the aisle, itd be someone else talking to you today. Mr. Hall retired from the Navy after 38 years and served in the Bush administration as the As sistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs beginning in of the Obama administration. His wife, who he met at the Mayport Naval Station, is a Jacksonville native and related to BCHS English teacher Kelley Norman. Last weeks visit was Mr. Halls second to the school in the last few years. Mr. Hall secured appoint ments to both the Naval Acade my in Annapolis, Maryland and the Air Force Academy in Den ver, Colorado after high school. Despite an aversion to boats and a penchant for seasickness, he chose Annapolis. I wanted to be a pilot. Thats all I wanted to do since I was 5 years old. The problem was, I had no money and I had never really been out of Oklahoma, said Mr. Hall. So I worked enough in the summer digging ditches to get $300, which was enough to buy a train ticket. The cadets evidenced their PHOTOS BY JOEL ADDINGTON Retired Admiral Thomas F. Hall addresses a group of Air Force Junior ROTC cadets the afternoon of January 5 in the media center at Baker County High School. Mr. Hall spoke and took questions for about an hour and a half. It was his second visit to the school in recent years. Seemingly minor choices make a dierence Three historic homes and St. Mary Nurseries grounds will be open for tours on January 21 from 1-5 pm. The homes include the Mathis House, Steele House and Lin wood. For a $5 admission fee, mem bers of the history club at Baker County High School will escort visitors in and around the build ings. Peters Anglican Church. Call 945-5710 for more information. The event is timed to coincide with that weekends productions of Baker County, Fla.: 1861-1961 at the high school. curiosity and knowledge about current events, asking questions about the rise of China on the worlds stage, the Arab Spring, the threat of terrorism and the recent death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. Mr. Hall recently toured Asia encouraged the youths to study China and warned that should the most populous nation on the planet launch a war, it would be an economic one aimed at meet ing the countrys every-growing energy needs, namely oil. They are building like you cant believe ... he said. But the whole country is polluted. You go outside and they say its just fog, but you know its not. Its smog. He answered simpler ques tions, too, like why he joined the Navy. Ill be honest with you, he said, explaining that the report ing date for the Air Force Acad emy was two weeks before the reporting date for the Naval Academy. And by choosing the latter institution, he would have two more weeks to spend with his They later parted ways, but the decision also led him to a new relationship. You just dont know, said Mr. Hall. By doing that, I made the best decision of my life and met my wife. When asked what choices he thought the cadets and other youths should be making, the retired admiral was quick to an swer: Become a productive citi zen. Whether its in the military or civil service or the private sec tor, Admiral Hall urged them to make a difference in lives of peo ple around them. And get out and vote. The youth could really make a difference if everyone of you went out and registered to vote, said Mr. Hall. Baker County, Fla. Northeast Florida Community Action Agency is offering free in come tax service starting Janu ary 27 at 84 West Lowder Street, Suite B next to YMCA. Taxes will be done by appoint ment only Tuesday-Friday from 9-3:30 and walk-ins on Saturday from 9-2. Call 259-4481 ext. 25 for appointments and informa tion. Bring a picture ID and Social Security cards for all household members including children, plus all documents relating to tax re turns and a copy of last years re turn if available. The Governing Board of the New River Public Library Coop erative will hold its regular meet ing on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 5 pm at the New River Solid Waste Facility on SR 121 north of Raiford. As the Florida legislature kicks off its early session this week, Representative Janet Adkins (RFernandina Beach) has set up an online survey to gauge voters opinions on a host of issues fac ing the state. It includes about 30 questions concerning the environment, education, healthcare, privatiza tion, taxes and the state budget, according to a January 6 press Your responses to these ques tions will notify me of the issues most important to you and will help me represent you in the 2012 legislative session and in the upcoming year, she said. The survey can be found at www.janetadkinssurvey.com. Rep. Adkins initiates an online survey Arrest for tracking 35 pills 90 west early on January 6. Deputy Patrick McGauley said he made the traffic stop after no ticing faulty tag lights on the ve hicle. He also found a bag of jew elry during the vehicle search, items that the suspects mother later said were stolen from her. She declined to file a theft complaint against her son. Sgt. Dougherty stopped a GMC truck the morning of Janu ary 3 after it made an abrupt left turn at South 6th and Lowder in south Macclenny. The driver, James Gallagher, 37, of Columbus, OH was tick eted for having the wrong license tag attached to the truck and ar rested for driving on a suspended license. Passenger Jamie Oakes of Nelsonville, OH was found to be wanted in South Carolina. He was released when Sgt. Dough erty learned the state declined to extradite. clenny turned himself in at coun ty jail the afternoon of January 3. He was wanted on a Duval Coun ty warrant for failure to pay child support. From page 1 To revise truck parking rules could park because it might im pair his ability to earn a living. In this day and time people are struggling to feed their fami lies, Mr. Rhoden said, adding that he didnt see why someone who owns several acres of land shouldnt be able to park his semi-truck in front of his house. The city manager again made the distinction between a truck parked on several acres and an other parked in a subdivision with 60-foot-wide lots and nar row streets. Those trucks are out there for everybody to see, Gerald Dopson said. Mayor Dopson said that any way the ordinance is worded its going to take some common sense to enforce it. It should only be enforced if someone complains or if a parked truck is creating some kind of a hazard, he said. Commissioners unanimously agreed to direct staff to develop criteria for allowing semi-trucks to be parked in residential ar eas with certain restrictions and guidelines. Im not talking about giving a permit to anybody that wants to pay for it, Mayor Dopson said. Theyll have to show that theyre not creating a hazard and theyve got plenty of room (on their own property) to park. Lt. Billy Miller, who attended the city commission meeting, told commissioners that the proposed amendment would make the jobs of his deputies a little easi er when they respond to a com plaint about a big truck parked in a neighborhood. Resolving the problem will be simple: No permit, no parking. As it is, Lt. Miller said, depu ties usually dont enforce the or dinance unless a complaint has been reported to the sheriffs de partment or a dangerous situa tion is created by a parked truck. Because of the many generous donors, this year the Christmas 4 Kids able to put a smile on 398 childrens faces over the holidays. This program is set up to as sist the unfortunate and under privileged families in our com munity. It allows Mom and Dad, not an agency or group, to be able to bring Christmas for their chil dren. Words can never express how thankful we are to work with such a great community that cares for each other as ours does. Also, a big thanks to those of you who donated and wanted to remain anonymous. PRESS CLASSIFIEDS ONLY $6.00 cash/check Deadline Monday at 5:00 THE BAKER COUN T Y PRESS Send us letters and make sure they are SIGNED with a phone number.


ursday, January 12, 2012 T B C P Page 9 Page 8 JANUARY 12, 2012 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 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 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. 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Lowder St., Macclenny | 259-5700 904.354.0545 FAX 904.358.0167 929 W. Beaver St. 904.354.0546 Email: fkpjr@aol.com Jacksonville, FL 32204 Kenneth Peele, Jr. Licensed Funeral Director Embalmer & Notary Pre Need Counselor C.F.S.P. Carthage Chapel Funeral Home, Inc.We strive to provide all your family needs! Ruby Berry, 57, of Macclenny dies Ruby Annette Berry, 57, of Macclenny died January 4, 2012. She was born in Jackson ville to Coleson Johns and Rob in Hall on February 23, 1954. Ann was a church member and loved telling people about the Lord. Survivors include hus band Sam Berry; sister Jan Cope land; daugh ter LaDonna Rhoden; grand children Derek Ploucher, Alisha Ploucher and Erica Ploucher. A memorial service will be held January 28 at noon at New Life Church of God. Ruby Berry George Crawford, 61, of Macclenny George Dwain Crawford, 61, of Macclenny died January 5, 2012 at Orange Park Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Crawford was a lifelong resident of Macclenny and the son of the late Amos and Nancy Mae Bennett Craw ford. He was a truck driver for many years and a member of the Macclenny Primitive Baptist Church. Survivors include six step children; sisters Janice Craw ford of Macclenny, Betty (Mill age) Burnsed of Jacksonville and Bonnie Jean (Finis) Mc Donald of Katie, TX; brothers Amos Crawford of Lake Butler, Auzzie (Bertha) Crawford and Bobby (Bernice Jean) Crawford, both of Glen St. Mary; several step-grandchildren also survive. The funeral service was held January 10 at 2 pm at the cha pel of Guerry Funeral Home in Macclenny with Brother David followed at Oak Grove Cem etery. Mary Harrington, 74, of Auburn, AL Mary Ruis Harrington, 74, of Auburn died January 3, 2012 at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika. She was born in Sand erson on July 14, 1937 and was a member of Society Hill Bap tist Church. Mrs. Harrington was preceded in death by her parents Bert Ruis and Margaret Skinner; brother Archie Ruis; sisters Matilda Johnson and An nie Mae Sequine, and grandson Matt Jones. Survivors include husband John Harrington; sister Jewel Reddish; son Douglas (Jane) Brown and Randy (Sharon) Brown; daughters Letricia (Tom my) McInarnay, Penny (Robert) Walters, Brenda (Roy) Caden head; stepchildren Vickie Ham by, Mickey (Karen) Harrington, Debra Reach, Sharon (Chip) Davis; 19 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. The funeral service was held on Friday, January 6 at 11:00 a.m. at her church with Rev. Mark Carlock and Douglas followed the service at Society Baptist Church Cemetery. Fred ericks Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Dale Van Sickle of Glen St. Mary Dale Alan Van Sickle, 61, of Glen St. Mary died January 5, 2012. He was born in Jackson ville to the late Willie E. and Marjorie Van Sickle on January 14, 1950 and was a resi dent of Bak er County for the last 10 years af ter moving from Jack sonville. He was a mem ber of Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church. Dale was employed at the family business of Van Sickle Machine Shop for many years and most recently as a machin ist at Liddys Machine Shop. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grand hunting, was an avid Gator fan Dale had an infectious laugh and found the humor in every thing. He loved to laugh. Survivors include loving wife of 18 years Peggy E. Van Sickle of Glen; children Michael Kinzer of Atlanta and Jennifer Tetlak of Jacksonville; brothers Billy Van Sickle of Lake City and Brian Van Sickle of Jacksonville; sis ters Sandra Gordon, Cheryl Vaughn and Annette Brinson, all of Jacksonville; grandchil dren Kayla, Colin, Logan and Sloane; many nieces and neph ews. The funeral service was held on Monday January 9 at 11:00 am at his church with Elder terment followed in Oak Grove Cemetery in Macclenny. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements. In lieu tion in Dales name to Commu nity Hospice of NE Florida 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257. Dale Van Sickle Happy Birthday Bobby Balkcom 1/10/1970 8/14/2006 You were in my arms 42 years ago, a beautiful baby boy a gift from God. You were with us a short 36 years then you were called home and only God knows why. We miss you and wonder what would have been. I seek peace and understanding and will always have you in a special place in my heart. LOVE EVER L ASTING, JANET-MOM, BI LL-DAD, DAVID, KAREN AND FAMI L Y Heartfelt thanks We want to thank all the people who attended our little Brantleys memorial on January 5, 2012 and mention the peo ple who werent in the obituary. They include great-grandpa J.B. and Valorie, great-uncle Buck, great-granny Jackie, step-grand ma Margret, great-grandpa Brevaldo, uncle Cuban and greataunt Michelle, great-uncle Char lie and great-great-pawpaw. Thank you to everyone who stood by us when we needed all the support. We will forever thank you. Devan, Tabitha, Devan Jr and Victoria Cohen Heartfelt thanks The family of Ulys Davis would like to thank friends, neighbors and relatives for the outpouring of love and support during our time of bereavement. Thanks to Calvary Baptist Church, Chris tian Fellowship Temple and Macclenny Church of Christ for all the delicious food. Thanks to Sam Kitching and James Croft for the very inspiring messages during the memorial service. Thanks also to Mrs. Faye Mobley for the great food. Special thanks to Janice and Jack for all the deli cious food and hard work during our time of need. Thanks to Todd Ferreira and his staff for the out standing service provided to us. We will be ever grateful and ap preciative for all the prayers, words of encouragement to us during this time. The Ulys Davis Family, Leonard R. Davis, Neva Davis, Edgar Davis and Nita D. Crawford In loving memory of Watson B. Goodwin 11/15/1944 1/13/2007 Watson: youve been gone. You left us to live in your heavenly home. We know youre in Heaven now so happy and free living with Je sus, being with friends and see ing all our family. We know you are watching over us from up above and sending down your everlasting love. WE L OVE AND MISS YOU, MARY, RIC K Y, K IM, TY L ER, HEAT H ER AND MATT LARRY, LADONIES AND FAMI L Y Serving Baker County for over 33 yearsspecializing in...Real Estate Family Law Personal Injury Hugh D. Fish, Jr. J.D.259-6606The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience. First Baptist Churchof MacclennyIt Feels Like Home372 S. Sixth Street at W. Minnesota Ave. Directions from I-10: Take Exit 335 N. Go 1.3 miles North on Hwy. 121 See steeple on left Broadcast Live on WJXR 92.1 FM each Sunday Morning @ 11:00 am SUNDAY SERVICESSunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:45 am & 6:00 pmWEDNESDAY SERVICESPrayer & Bible Study 6:45 pm Awana for Children 6:45 pm Youth Group 6:45 pm Dr. Edsel M. Bone Senior Pastor 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 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 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 Heartfelt thanks The family would like to thank relatives and friends for their phone calls during the sickness and loss of our husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfa ther. Our appreciation to Com munity Hospice for their excel lent care the last seven months. Thanks also to Pastor Michael Ramondetta, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Pastor James Rodgers, Pastor Torran Dismuke, Guerry Funeral Home, Joey Dobson and the sheriffs department for their service. The Jerry Moran Family In loving memory of Joe Newmans 8/28/1931 1/11/2009 He only takes the best Three years ago, God saw that he was getting tired, a cure was not to be. So He put His arms around him and whispered, Come with me. With tearful eyes we watched him suffer, and saw him fade away. Although we loved him dearly, we could not make him stay. A golden heart stopped beat ing, hard working hands to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes The Best. LOVE AND MISS YOU PO PP Y TUR K EY, YVONNE, J ENNI, K ANON, FAMI L Y AND FRIENDS KELLEY LANNIGAN FEATURES features@bakercountypress.com Eleanor Cumpston is Mac clenny Elementarys 2012 Teach er of the Year. She hails from Long Island, New York and earned a masters degree in education at the Uni versity of North Florida. Following an internship at Macclenny Elementary in 1978, she began teaching 5th grade and has worked in the school district ever since. She described her approach as teaching from the heart. I always wanted to share a part of myself with children be cause I felt like I could give them something they needed to help them learn, she said. Ms. Cumpston admits shes strict. Her philosophy is this: If she has high expectations, then children generally will rise to meet them. She loves to see the smile on a derstand something and says the best thing about teaching is the chance to try anew each day. If one approach doesnt work, you can keep going back to the solution, she said. Ms. Cumpston was voted the top teacher honor once before in 1985. She never expected the honor a second time and de scribed the experience as hum bling. She was working with her class assistant (who she taught in third grade) when the announce ment came that she was selected. I turned white as a ghost and just fell into her arms and cried, she said. The only thing not thrilling about her job, she says, is the sometimes challenging amount of extra paperwork required by the state these days. She describes each day as dif ferent and delights in the bond she shares with children. I guess my motherly in the teacher instinct follows. Its part of my job to reach children on many levels emotionally, socially, academically, as doc tor and momma, as listener and sympathizer whatever is need ed, said Ms. Cumpston. She acknowledges the impor tance of recognizing the differ ence in each child. Years ago she came across a quote and has always used it as her mantra: If they cant learn the way we teach them, then we must teach them the way they learn. Eleanor Cumpston PHOTO COURTESY OF BAKER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT Seventh grader wins spelling bee Spelling bee winner Tiany Samaroo (left), a seventh grader at Baker County Middle School, received Powerspeak, an online language course for Spanish, French or German worth about $125; a Champion Speller pin with a bee and a gift bag of school supplies. The youth won the spelling bee by correctly spelling posthumous Shell move onto the regional spelling bee at the Times-Union Center in Jacksonville February 18, which will follow a breakfast with Mayor Alvin Brown that morning. 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Page 11 JANUARY 12, 2012 SOCIAL NOTICE SUBMISSION INFORMATION Birth announcements, wedding notices and social events (military service notes and school graduations) must be submitted within four weeks of the event. All news and advertising must be submitted to the newspaper oce prior to 5:00 p.m. on the Monday prior to publication, unless otherwise noted or arranged. 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.com SOCIAL & SCHOOL T B C P Page 10 JANUARY 12, 2012 The Manntown Bridge on CR approximately four months be ginning January 16. The closure will prevent an unsafe condition for motorists while the bridge is being replaced and the roadway approaches are being rebuilt, stated a press re lease from the Florida Depart ment of Transportations District overseeing the project. 130, also known as Mud Lake Road, SR 121, I-10 and back to CR 125, during the closure. Only residents of the closed area will be allowed on Woodlawn Road as the intersection at CR 125 will be closed when the roadway ap proaches are rebuilt. The bridge is being replaced by FDOT using federal funding. Work began last August and is scheduled to be completed in the summer. FDOT hired Hal Jones Contractor Inc. of Jacksonville to replace the bridge at a cost of $3.5 million. often play in academic achieve ment. And he gave players some words of wisdom to take with them as they prepare to enter adulthood. The former coach, 82, quot ed his favorite piece of scripture from Proverbs, 4:23: Keep your heart with all diligence for out of Remember everything you do starts with your heart, he said to a few hundred people includ ing Wildcat players, their fami lies and coaches, boosters and other guests gathered at First Baptist Church of Macclenny that evening. Now when scripture talks about the heart or you hear coaches talk about the heart ... Hes not talking about a muscle that pumps blood. Hes talking about your will. Your will. You control your will. I will do this; I will not do this, you know ... Hes talking about your emotion, be cause your emotion makes your feelings ... Hes talking about your heart and your mind. Keep your heart will all diligence. What do we mean by dili gence? Keep it clean. If you take evil thoughts into your heart, and how do they get into your heart? Through your eyes and your ears ... So keep it diligent. Keep good thoughts in your heart ... If you got meanness, madness or ha tred in your heart, it will lead thing brutal. Or if you have lust ing thoughts in your mind, it can lead to sin. So keep love in there. And concern about your fellow man. Thats what that proverb is talking about. Mr. Bowden coached the Sem inoles from 1976 through 2009. His son, Tommy Bowden, the former coach of the Clemson Ti gers until 2008, was the guest speaker at last years football awards banquet. Coach Sulkowski said he called on the younger Bowden to see if his father would be in terested in headlining this years event. I dont speak at high school banquets. Why? Because you do one and you have to do them all. But I spoke with Tommy I hope he didnt mess this thing up, Bobby Bowden said soon after taking the podium, which drew laughter from the audi ence. So he was here last year and asked me if Id do it again. I said I would if we can work it out. They were able to work it out, somehow, and I flew in about two hours ago to Jacksonville. It is good to be here. The former coachs remarks followed those of Mr. Sulkowski, who thanked a long list of con tributors to the BCHS football program, especially the families of players and coaches. Then school Superintendent Sherrie Raulerson presented the guest Wildcat award. Youre now one of us, said Ms. Raulerson, who soon gar nered a few chuckles of her own. This award gets you the VIP section with me at any Wildcat football game, free lunches in the Wildcat cafeteria, and you can come sit with me, not just at a football game; you can come to church with me, you can come to a baseball game, a volleyball game, any Wildcat event, well have a special seat for you. But the only thing about this award is you cant tell Tommy, because I didnt give him this award last year. After an intermission for din ner to be served, the football coaching staff handed out more than 50 honors to conclude the evening. The awards and recipients were as follows: Junior Varsity Head Hunt er Special Teams Award, RUGER RAULERSON; Most Valuable Of fensive Lineman, JAMES CARTER; Most Valuable Defensive Front, TREY TAYLOR; Most Valuable Of fensive Skill, BRODY CREWS; Most Valuable Defensive Skill, ANTHO NY JAMES; Most Improved Play er, BRANDON HARVEY; Big Heart Award, JACOB STALVEY; Most Valu able Oensive Player, JACOB CART ER; Most Valuable Defensive Player, SKYLAR LANE; Academic Award, GARRETT DOTSON. Varsity Most Valuable Oensive Lineman, BLAKE MILLS; Most Valu able Defensive Lineman, CECE JEF FERSON; Most Valuable Wide Re ceiver, MALONE HADLEY; Most Valuable Offensive Back, FALON LEE; Most Valuable Defensive Front, HUNTER SULLIVAN; Most Valuable Defensive Skill, KYLE ALEXANDER; Most Improved Offensive Skill, RICHARD KEINATH; Most Improved Oensive Line, JOSH SMALLWOOD; Most Improved Defensive Skill, RICKIE THARPE; Most Improved Defensive Front, ELIJAH LEE; Head Hunter Special Teams Award, JAR ED CREWS; Oensive Scout Team Player of the Year, DREW ROGERS; Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year, BLAINE MERCHANT; Stick it out Award, ROBERT BRANCH; Offensive Most Valuable Player, KENDRICK SINGLETON; Defensive Most Valuable Player, JARED LEE; Special Teams Most Valuable Play er, KYLE ALEXANDER; Academic Player of the Year, RICKIE THARPE; Most Versatile Player, ROLAND GASKINS; Oensive Newcomer of the Year, BRADEN GRAY; Defensive Newcomer of the Year, RASHODD HADLEY; Toughness Award, JAR ED LEE; Most Valuable Player, THOMAS SIRK; Offensive Most Under-Appreciated, BRANDON MILLER; Defensive Most UnderAppreciated; HUNTER SULLIVAN; Milton Johnson Courage Award; TERRY GIVENS, Adversity Award; JEREMY WANNAMAKER, Most De pendable; TERRY GIVENS. All District IV honors THOM AS SIRK, quarterback; FALON LEE, running back; KENDRICK SINGLE TON, wide receiver; ROLAND GAS KINS, tight end; TERRY GIVENS, offensive line; CECE JEFFERSON, defensive end; JARED LEE, line backer; MALONE HADLEY, corner back;KYLE ALEXANDER, free safety; RYAN SULKOWSKI, district coach of the year; THOMAS SIRK, district player of the year; BLAKE MILLS, oensive line honorable mention; JEREMY WANNAMAKER, kicker honorable mention; HUNTER SUL LIVAN, linebacker honorable men tion; ELIJAH LEE, defensive end honorable mention. Academic All State JERE MY WANNAMAKER. 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 School Lunch MENU January 16 January 20 Offered everyday: Cold lunch plate of chef salad with wheat roll or crackers and dessert (when offered) 1% lowfat white milk, % lowfat flavored milk, orange juice. Monday, January 16 Martin Luther King Jr Day No School Tuesday, January 17 Breakfast: Pancake with Syrup, peach slices and milk. Lunch: Shepherds pie with whole grain roll or deli turkey and cheese sandwich on a bun. Choice of 2 sides: tossed salad, steamed broccoli, rosy pear cup, milk Wednesday, January 18 Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with baked potato rounds, slice of toast and milk. Lunch: Spaghetti with meat sauce and a slice of Italian bread or hot dog on a bun. Choice of 2 sides: baked fries, green beans, seasonal fresh fruit, milk choice. Thursday, January 19 Breakfast: Breakfast burrito, peach slices and milk. Lunch: Pepperoni pizza hot pocket or ham with beans and rice with a wheat roll. Choice of 2 sides: steamed green peas, raw veggies with ranch dressing, seasonal fresh fruit and fresh baked cake, milk choice. Friday, January 20 Teacher Planning Day No School SCHOOL ACTIVITIES January 12 BCHS: Wrestling at St. Augus tine, 5:30 pm, Drama Presenta tion Baker County, FL Audito rium, 7:30 pm BCMS: Semester Exams Math & Vocational WES: Tutoring/After School Reading Club, 3:15 pm, Good Morning Show Club Mtg., 8:00 am PK/K: School Advisory Council Mtg., 8:00 am January 6 BCHS: Girls Basketball vs. West Nassau (H), 6 pm, Drama Pre sentation, Baker County, FL, Auditorium, 7:30 pm BCMS: Make-ups for Semester Exams January 14 BCHS: Basketball at Crescent City, 8:00 am, Girls Weightlifting Sub-Sectional (H), 9:00 am, Dra ma Presentation, Baker County, FL, Auditorium January 15 BCHS: Drama Presentation, Bak er County, FL, Auditorium, 2:00 pm January 16 District-Wide: Martin L. King Holiday BCHS: Tennis & Track Practice Begins Baseball Try outs January 17 District-Wide: School Board Meeting, 6:30 pm, Sanderson Congregational Holiness Church BCHS: Wrestling at West Nas sau, 6 pm, Girls Weightlifting at Ridgeview, 3 pm WES: Tutoring/ After School Reading Club. 3:15 pm MES: School Advisory Coun cil Mtg., 8:00 am January 18 WES: Merrie Melodies Club Mtg., 8:00 am $ $ WE BUY TIMBER $ $ WE ARE BAKER COUNTYS ROOFING EXPERTSCOMBS BUILDERS, INC. We specialize in problem roofs 259-2563 FREE Estimates Treatment rooms are private and con dential. IMPLANTS ARE A PERMANENT SOLUTION TO MISSING TEETH! WINTER SPECIAL4 IMPLANTS TO SECURE YOUR EXISTING LOWER DENTURE$1995 Expires 1/31/12All work done in our Macclenny of ce, no referrals or driving to Jacksonville! Melissa Taylor, R.D.H. Dr. Carter, D.M.D IMPLANT CONSULTATION INCLUDING X-RAYS Which teeth have more nerve endings per square millimeter than any other part of the body? FREE$175 VALUEMolar teeth Whos ready for Kindergarten?Do you have a child who will be enrolling in Kindergarten for the 2012/2013 school year?The Baker County School system will be offering freeKindergarten Readiness WorkshopsLet us help make the transition into kindergarten exciting!The following workshops will be offered: January 24 Introduction to school personnel, The Kissing Hand and craft February 23 Ride the school bus!!! & school bus book. March 27 Book Fair, participate in resource rotation, Cliffords First School Day book. April 19 Nurse and Guidance Counselor- The Carrot Seed and planting activity.All workshops will be held 6 7 pm at the Baker County Pre-K/ Kindergarten Center and taught by 4 kindergarten teachers.Your child will receive school supplies and four books. Please call 259-0405 to register your child before each workshop. We encourage you to attend all four sessions! PUBLIC HEARING NOTICEPursuant to a petition submitted by Charles O. Chupp on behalf of Blair Nurseries, Inc., to vacate a platted subdivision known as Smokerise II, recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 51-53, for the purpose of utilizing the property dierently due to lack of sales. e peti tion is made in accordance to the Baker County Land Development Regulations, Sec tions 8.06.01. e property is located west of SR 121 S, north of Mud Lake Road, east of CR 125 S, and south of Bobby Sapp Road in Baker County, Florida. e Baker County Land Planning Agency (LPA) will review the petition for recommendation to the Baker County Commissioners at a public hearing scheduled for ursday, January 26, 2012, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereaer as possible, in the County Administration Building, 55 North ird Street, Macclenny, FL. On the above-mentioned date, all interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to the petition. Written comments for or against the petition may be sent to the Baker County Planning Department, 360 E Shuey Av enue, Macclenny, FL 32063. Faxed comments may be sent to (904) 259-5057. Copies of the petition may be inspected in the Planning Department by any member of the public. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommo dation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the Administra tion Department at (904) 259-3613 at least 48 hours prior to the time of the hearing. Love, Mom & Dad Happy 16 th Birthday, Gage Son born Jan. 4th Tammy Hodges Carte of Jack sonville is pleased to announce the arrival of son Hunter Allen on January 4, 2012 at St. Vincents Medical Center in Jacksonville. Hunter weighed 7 lbs., 8 oz. and measured 20 inches long. Grandparents include Lou and Allen Carte of West Virginia and Faye and the late Dubby Hodges of Maccenny. Davis Drouin To wed June 24th Randy and Sandy Davis of Macclenny are pleased to an nounce the engagement of daughter Brandi Lynn to Marc Drouin, both of Macclenny. Marc is the son of Jimmy and Donna Doiron of Macclenny. The wedding will take place June 24, 2012 at 6 pm at Holiday Isles in St. Augustine. Adult basic education and preparation classes for GED test ing are being offered at the Baker County school districts career and adult education building at 523 West Minnesota Avenue in Macclenny. Daytime classes will be held Monday through Friday 9 am to 1 pm and evening classes, Tues days and Thursdays from 6:30 to 9 pm. Pre-registration is re quired. Open registration is currently in progress from 8 am 3:30 pm. For more information about GED classes, contact Wanda Conner at 259-0403. Baker County High freshman defensive end CeCe Jefferson Air Force Freshman All-America team. Jefferson, who was a ma jor force for the Wildcats this season, is one of only two Flor ida players on the team. Jefferson was nominated by The Florida Times-Union The 6 pound defensive end had 10 sacks for the Cats this year and a pair of forced fum bles. He had 22 tackles behind the line of scrimmage, 15 quar terback pressures, 2 fumble re coveries and 44 total tackles. It is a huge honor for CeCe, said Coach Ryan Sulkowski. Its been a break-out year for him. I dont know the last time we had an All-American. In other honors, Thomas Sirk and Kendrick Singleton both made The Times-Union Super 24 Sirk had over 3300 yards of total offense and Singleton had over a 1000 yards in receptions. CeCe Jeerson THE OFFICE MART 110 South Fifth Street | Downtown Macclenny 259-3737 WE ALSO DO CUSTOM PRINTING! LOST PUBLIC NOTICE Please be advised due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday the regularly scheduled Baker County Board of County Commission meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. PHOTOS BY JOEL ADDINGTON AND JUD JOHNSON Above: BCHS football coaches and their wives during Mr. Bowdens talk at the banquet. Pictured from left are Heather and Ryan Sulkowski, Scott and Michelle McDonald, and Rachel and Joey Sulkowski. Below, Sherrie Raulerson, who intro duced the famed football coach, presents Mr. Bowden with a plaque. Bowdens banquet message from heart BOB GERARD | SPORTS The Baker High Wildcat wres tling team had a tremendous outing at its last meet, winning all 5 matchups in the Westside Duals Tournament on Decem ber 30 at Ed White High School. BCHS was dominating in most of its wins but especially They defeated Fletcher 42-42, snatching the wins with a fall advantage of 14-9. The Cats easily stopped Stan ton Prep 54-24 then rolled over Englewood 60-18. They had a tougher time with Mandarin, winning 48-36 and defeated Nease 46-33. The young Wildcats have shown a lot of improvement this season under the tutelage of Ryan Sulkowski and BJ Ruis. Sophomore James Carter set a school record with a 5-second pin versus Nease. Carter was 4-1, with all of his wins coming by pin. Senior Teddi Callihan had the second quickest pin of the tournament, winning in seconds on the way to a 5-0 tournament record. Freshman Brandon Har vey had an outstanding outing. Harvey went 5-0, winning all his matches by pins, as did Lenny Carter. Sophomore Cody Miller also went 5-0 in the tournament. Tariq Tber was 4-0, winning all his matches by pin. Senior Zach ary Bloxham was 4-1. The Cats travel to St. Augus tine on January 11 to take on the Yellow Jackets. PHOTO COURTESY OF B J RUIS Jubilant Wildcats celebrate after Westside Duals rout. Cat wrestlers pin all ve in Westside meet You are kidding me, right? I didnt just see the playoff game I saw. I couldnt have. All week long I have been hearing nothing except how the Pittsburgh Steelers, with the best defense in the NFL, were going to destroy the Denver Broncos. After all, Tim Tebow, who won seven of eight games in the middle of the season, lost his last three games in abysmal fashion. The Steelers were going to kill him. It wouldnt be a game at all. It would be a massacre. Somebody didnt tell the Broncos. if all was going according to plan. The defenses were outstanding and neither team looked very good. Pittsburgh hit a couple of Then the second quarter hit and Denver came alive. Tebow threw the ball, and shockingly, the receivers stepped up and caught it. Pittsburgh came back because they are a tough, ex perienced and classy team and no one actually expected they wouldnt. But heres the deal. For the opened up the playbook and played aggressively. In past games they were so conserva tive they looked like Republican presidential candidates. But, since no one expected them to win, they could let loose and do the unexpected. Just like they showed in overtime. Instead of running the ball from the formation they used all game long, Tebow threw the ball and shocked the opposition as DeMarius Thomas hauled it in and raced into the end zone for a 29-23 overtime win. Whew! What a game. I wonder how this matches up with Tebow winning the NCAA title? F L ROBERT GERARD Just as surprised by Broncs on Sunday A local mens softball league will begin a 10-game season Jan uary 20 and end with tourna ment. Games will take place on Tuesday and Friday evenings. The cost is $300 per team due by January 19. For more informa tion, call Joel Burnett at 259-1525 or 571-2943. The league is accepting teams as well as individual players. Mr. Burnett is also organizing an adult mens softball tourna 11 year old and under boys travel ing baseball team. Three teams have signed up and teams consist of 10 players each. The cost is $150 per team. wood-bat only, 1-1 count no foul, unlimited home runs and use white or yellow 44/375 softballs. There will also be smoked chicken dinners, concessions and nett for more information. From page 1 See video from the Wildcat football awards banquet @ www.bakercountypress.com Press Ad Deadline: Monday 5:00 PM We want to know... WEDDINGS & BIRTHS 4 week deadline The Lady Bobcats of Baker County Middle School contin ued on their winning ways with a 43-6 victory over Wilkinson Jr. High School on January 5. Delicia Washington led the way for the Bobcats with 22 points. Zoe Hamil and Abby Rice each had 4 points, while Tristan Lauramore had 3, and Tyneisha Reed, Jada Jackson and Lindsey Love each had 2. Then on January 9, the Lady Bobcats traveled to Hamilton County for their last conference game of the season and came away with a 38-23 win. Wash ington posted 26 points, Jackson had 6, Love scored 4 and Rice had 2. with an outstanding 13-1 overall record, going 8-0 in conference play. They travel to Madison County Middle School to play the Cowgirls in the championship game at 6 pm on January 19. Girls head to Madison for the title


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Apply in person at Dependable Heating/ AC and Electrical located at 203 East Mac clenny Ave, Macclenny, FL. 1/5tfc RN/LPN, FT/PT, 12-hour shifts, weekends and nights. We are looking for TEAM play ers. Must pass a Level 2-AHCA screen ing. Apply in person to Macclenny Nursing and Rehab, 755 South 5th St. An EEO/AA Employer/M/F/V/D 1/12c Two dump truck drivers needed. Clean MCR, veriable employment. Contact Billy at 904-334-8739. 12/29-1/19p Fleet Mechanics Needed: Tractor/trailer mechanics needed for late model eet. Must have experience and tools. Welding experience helpful, good pay and benets. 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The toll free telephone number for the impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 3 BR, 1 BA home on two city lots in Glen. Completely remodeled, new roof, fenced yard, covered back porch $98,000 obo. 904-517-2507. 1/12-2/2p Reduced! Fully furnished riverfront cabin in Glen St. Mary for only $119,900! 2 BR, 1 BA on St. Marys river with 60 wrap-around deck! 904-333-6363. 1/5-26p 3 BR, 2 BA brick home on acre in Glen eld Oaks, a gated community, $140,000 net. Call 813-1580. 7/14tfc 7 acres with set-up in Georgia off of Hwy 185, $35,000. Possibly owners nancing 904-502-0526. 1/12-19p 1999 mobile home, 28x60, 4 BR, 2 BA sits on 2.77 acres in Glen St. Mary. $69,500. 904-728-2885. 1/5-12p 1+ acre with access to big St. Marys river 16x10 storage shed, well, power pole and septic is installed. $42,500. 904-672-8272. 1/12p 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 Doublewide mobile home on 3.7 acres, 3 BR, 3 BA, CH/A, barn, 2 ponds. No owner nancing. $49,500. Call Rick 904-259-6101. 1/12p FSBO Custom built home, 3 BR, 2 BA in city limits. Stucco and stone exterior, two car garage, $145,900. Call 591-2640. 1/5-26p 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 3 BR, 1 BA house on Pierce Road, 2592035. 1/12c 2 BR, 1 BA apartment utility room with W/D hook-up. First month plus deposit. Glen St. Mary. Available now. 904-5913723. 1/5-12p Look no further! 3 BR, 2 BA doublewide $650 month, $500 deposit. 2 BR, 1 BA mo bile home $600 month, $500 deposit. Ser vice animals only. Call 588-2589. 1/12-19,2/2p 3 BR, 1 BA brick home for rent in Sander son on 1 acre of land, carport, service pets only. $800/month, deposit required. Call 259-8444 for more information. 10/20tfc 3 BR, 2 BA doublewide on 1 acre on 125 south, pole barn, sh pond, fenced property $900/month, $1200 deposit, 259-9066. 12/29tfc 3 BR, 1 BA with front and side porch, large yard. $750/month plus deposit. 1/12-19p 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 3 BR, 2 BA 2006 doublewide mobile home on private property in Glen St. Mary, $800/ month, $500 deposit. Call Bruce 838-3130. 1/12p Mobile home in Sanderson 3 BR, 2 BA, $750 security deposit, $750/month. Call 904-259-2255 or 904-813-1580. 5/12tfc 2 BR, 1 BA apartment $600/month, $600 deposit, 259-6616. 1/12-19p Doublewide mobile home for rent in Sand erson, 275-2136. 1/12p Class i fied ads and no tic es must be paid in ad vance, and be in our office no lat er than 4:00 pm the Monday preceding pub li ca tion, unless otherwise arranged in advance. Ads can be mailed provided they are accompanied by payment and instructions. They should be mailed to: Class i fied Ads, The Baker County Press, P.O. Box 598, Mac clen ny, FL 32063. We can not assume responsibility for ac curacy of ads or notices given over the telephone. Li a bil i ty for errors in all advertising will be limited to the first publication only. If after that time, the ad continues to run without notification of error by the person or agen cy for whom it was pub lish ed, then that party as sumes full payment re spon sibility. The Baker County Press reserves the right to refuse advertis ing or any oth er mate ri al which in the opinion of the publisher does not meet standards of publication. Ofce Supplies, printer and fax cartridges, rubber stamps and much more. We special ize in hard to nd items. The Ofce Mart, 110 S. 5th Street. 259-3737. 4/28tfc American Monuments $465 to $1285. Call 259-8013. 1/12-19p Got leaves? We can get them out of your way and have your yard looking great. Call 904-591-2640. Licensed and insured. 1/5tfc 2 recliners in excellent condition $50 for both, 259-8405. 1/12p Seasoned oak rewood standard size pick-up load $100, can deliver for addition al $25, Call 653-1149. 1/5-1/26p Fruit trees: Florida King peach, pear, ap ple and more. Blueberry plants, thornless blackberries, muscadines. Lowest prices! 904-845-2686 Hilliard. Delivery available. 1/2-7/5p Weslow Cadence C42 space saver tread mill, 2 years old, asking $200. 259-8178. 1/5-12p Poulan riding lawn mower, 2 years old. Solid wood dining table, 6 chairs, 2 leaves. Living room set, matching dresser and headboard, twin bed with drawers under neath. All very nice. 904-759-5192 or 904252-1196. 1/12p We install 6 seamless gutters. Pressure washing. 259-7335. 8/11tfc 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 Whirlpool electric stove, excellent con dition, looks brand new, $30. 259-6849. 1/12-19p Seasoned rewood $80 for half cord de livered. Call Bruce 838-3130. 1/5-1/26p Camille Beckman hand cream Root candles, unique gift items. Southern Charm 110 S. 5th Street. 259-4140. 4/28tfc 1997 Monterey Montura 21 inboard/out board with bimini top and trailer. Now ac cepting bids, contact Beth at 653-4453. 11/17tfc Graco Stroller blue plaid covering, very nice, $25 OBO. 588-3628. 12/15tfc 2000 BMW 328i black with grey leather interior, automatic, V6, very nice, good gas mileage, plenty of power. $5900 OBO. 5912640. 1/5-26p Looking to watch your child 5 days a week to play with my 1 year old grandchild. Call for details 397-0120 or 207-0455. 1/5-12p Got leaves? We can get them out of your way and have your yard looking great. Call 904-591-2640. Licensed and insured. 1/5tfc Helping Hands of Baker County For el derly, disabled or widows: need help with housework, washing the car or even walk ing the dog? Call 904-349-7382. Work for donations only towards my mission. 12/29-1/12p Dr. Mark Watson will no longer be prac ticing at 9218 St. Rd 228. Macclenny, FL 32063. Patients who wish to obtain a copy of their records can call 352-372-3349 or visit the new location at 1800 NE 12th Ave. Gainesville, FL 32641. 1/12-2/2p Avon: Become a representative. Call Kay cee 904-275-3215 or go to www.start. avon.com use reference code: kheinnz. 1/12-2/2p Dogs: all types from puppies to adults. Ani mal Control, $65 adoption fees will apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc Notice to readers: The newspaper often publishes classi ed advertising on subjects like work-athome, weight loss products, health prod ucts. While the newspaper uses reasonable discretion in deciding on publication of such ads, it takes no responsibility as to the truthfulness of claims. Respondents should use caution and common sense before sending any money or making other commitments based on statements and/or For Sale Advertising Info. YARD SALES Friday and Saturday Redecorating sale: furniture, home decor, prom dresses, dishes, cleaned out shed. Call for more details. 259-3172 or 477-4107. Appointments only. Private sale, no signs. It will be worth the call! Friday and Saturday 8:00 am 4:00 pm 470 South 2nd Street. Multifamily sale. Friday and Saturday 8:00 am 2:00 pm 7467 W Smoothboar Ave. Friday and Saturday 8:00 am ? 4161 Dogwood St, Macclenny II. Kids pool table, games, girls table and chair, girls clothes size 7/8, household items, decorative and kitchen items. Friday and Saturday 8:00 am 1:00 pm Ben Rowe Circle. Women/junior clothes, boys clothes, toys, scrubs, shoes, tvs, electric heaters, comforter set, etc. Friday and Saturday 8:00 am 2:00 pm West Thomas Circle. Yearly clean out. Lots of stuff. Mobile Homes, 2 and 3 BR, A/C, service animals only. $500-575 plus deposit. 904860-4604. 9/1tfc Two properties Rent to Own: 3/2 dou blewide in Macclenny $750/month plus deposit. 3/2 doublewide with workshop, fenced for horses, $850/month plus de posit. Service animals only 904-477-8995. 1/5-12p 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. 12/22-1/12p 2 or 3 BR mobile home $385-$550; half acre, garbage, water, sewer, lawn provided, family neighborhood. 912-843-8118 or 904-699-8637. www.rentyes.net. 6/30tfc 2 BR, 1 BA mobile home $385/month, $385 deposit. Garbage, water, sewer, lawn care included. 1st months rent prorated. 912-843-8165 or 904-219-2690. 1/12tfc 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 Country living on 1 acre, doublewide, 1800 SF, 3 BR, 2 BA, W/D, large rooms, storage shed. $850/month plus deposit. 653-2157 or 904-314-4762. 1/5-12p 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 2 BR, 2 BA mobile home in Glen $700/ month, $500 security. Will wok with you on security. Service animals only 912843-8139. 1/12-19p 2 BA brick home in city, fenced yard. $725/month rent, $725 deposit to move in. Call 259-8595. 12/29tfc Professional office space for lease. Prime location on Hwy 121 Call 259-9022 for details. 11/3tfc For sale or lease, 1900 SF commercial building, lots of parking space, 1 block from City Hall, hospital and courthouse. Call 259-6546 or 219-2842. 1/5tfc Bank Repo, 4 BR, 2 BA, den, 2128 SF, super big home, very clean $32,995. Call Bruce or Kyle 386-418-0424. 1/5-26c Owner nance new 4 BR doublewide! Set up on your land $0 down/$329 month. Call Kevin 386-719-6578. 1/12-19c Bank Repo, 28x52 3 BR, 2 BA Very clean! $29,900 Includes delivery, set-up and A/C. 259-4663. Wayne Frier Macclenny Factory Outlet I-10 and exit 336. 1/12-2/2c 16x80 Horton home, 3 BR, 2 BA, delivered and set up, A/C included. $18,995. First come, First serve. This is a deal. Call Bruce 386-418-0424. 1/5-26c New singlewide 2 BR, 1 BA set-up with air, $799 down $179 month! Owner will nance. Call 386-719-5641. 1/12-19c Used singlewide, 3 BR $5,000 Includes delivery. Call 259-4663. Jared or Greg. Wayne Frier Macclenny Factory Outlet I-10 and exit 336. 1/12-2/2c For Rent Real Estate 1395 Cha ee Road South, Jacksonville 904.772.9800 FOUR BEAUTIFUL NEW HOME SITES IN MACCLENNY MLS# 599804, 599805, 599806, 599807 Build your dream home in this gorgeous community. $34,100 each. MOTIVATED SELLER MLS# 601327 and # 601334 Vacant land; Lot 28, 13.85 acres; Lot 29, 13.12 acres. Beautiful property, great neighborhood, some trees may be harvested. $90,000 each BEAUTIFUL NEW HOMESITE MLS# 537180 10.01 acres; country living at its best! County maintained road; perfect place to ride the ATVs and horses. $71,750 BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME MLS# 543540 15 acres completely cleared and grassed; zoned 1 home per 7.5 acres; on paved road. $195,000 VACANT LAND MLS# 594243 2.29 acres commercial. Just o I-10; unlimited potential. Has 3-phase electric and underground water lines to rear of property. $200,000 ZONED FOR HOUSES/MOBILE HOMES MLS# 547499 Vacant land; 11.87 acres. Minutes from I-10, schools, restaurants and shopping. $55,000 GREAT HOME W/TONS OF POTENTIAL MLS# 579587 Brick house on 2.51 acres, 4BR/2.5BA w/o ce/bonus room; 3 sep replaces, loft and dressing room and so much more. Screened room overlooks inground pool. $229,000 SHORT SALE MLS# 595799 4BR/3BA well maintained double wide on 5 acres on St. Marys River with trails and wood. Perfect for country living or weekend getaways. $86,900 JUST REDUCED MLS# 580902 Beautiful 5 acres in the country. High and dry and within walking distance to the St. Marys River. Perfect location for your dream home or modular. Dont forget to bring your horses! $64,500 SHORT SALE MLS# 428488 5.63 acres, cleared, zoned for houses or mobile homes. Large pole barn has many possibilities. $114,000 HORSE LOVERS THIS IS YOUR DREAM LOCATION MLS# 575392 20.02 acres on 2 divided 10.01 acre lots. Perfect for site built dream home or modular but no mobile homes. $159,900 Help Wanted Macclenny Realty, Inc. WE HAVE THE HOME FOR YOU COMMERCIAL GENERALCorner lot zoned commercial neighborhood on Hwy. 121 North. (Adjoining property available if needed) $79,900 Excellent business location. Four lots total 1.20 acres with approx. 320 Hwy. 121 front age. $239,900 Great location for retail business 1404 SF building currently used as a car lot. No sign on property. Zoned commercial general. $250,000 Excellent corner for business. .92 acre located on US Hwy. 90 zoned commercial general. $219,900 Corner lot in excellent business location on Hwy. 125 S. in Glen St. Mary. $49,900VACANT LAND1 acre vacant lot with small oaks ready for your dream home. Close to Shoals Park in Hunters Ridge. Priced to sell! $22,500 Two beautiful acre lots with giant oaks, less than a block from boat ramp and park on 6 Mile Creek. Close to St. Johns River, St. Au gustine beach and Bass Haven. $109,900 each 1 acre lot with trees. High & dry! In Hunters Ridge. $29,900 11.07 acres zoned commercial in projected developing area of Baker County. Located near I-10 and Hwy. 90. $440,000 Totally remodeled riverfront home on 1 acre. Beautiful family room, huge back porch and screened front porch. RV shelter and cook shel ter, nice workshop on lower level. Will consider owner nancing. $165,000 Move in for the New Year! On pretty 1/2 acre lot. Huge workshop located on westside of Baldwin close to US 90/301 & I-10. Owner nancing. MLS#593455 $39,900 Commercial FR Mobile Homes Miscellaneous Animals LAND & SITE CLEARING Call Jeff Betros 904-338-1212 1/12-19p CARPET CLEANING Call today!! 904-627-6317 1/12-2/2p A & D IRRIGATION & PRESSURE WASHING LLC. 259-0783 1/5-26p BELL FARMS AND HOME SERVICES Free Estimates 259-9591 bellfarms.weebly.com 12/22-3/15p GATEWAY PEST CONTROL, INC. 259-3808 All types of pest control Call Eston, Shannon or Bill Ask about our re ant control 6/26tfc DEPENDABLE HEATING, AC AND ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR 259-6546 Elec. license # EC-0001471 AC license # CA-C057649 2/10tfc ANGEL AQUA, INC. Water conditioning treatment Water softeners Iron lters Sulfur Removal Sales Rental Service Repairs Salt delivery Complete water softeners supplies 797 S. 6th Street, Macclenny 259-6672 7/15tfc JERRY LEE PRESSURE WASHING Houses & Trailers $125 & up Mold, Mildew, dirt gone! Satisfaction Guaranteed 993-6434 or 662-1628 1/12-2/2p CHALKER BRANCH CONSTRUCTION, INC. Certied Building Contractor and Roofer 904-275-2514 904-298-4593 Greg and Julie Combs CBC1256393 CCC1329844 12/15-6/7p PRINTING & FAXING Black & White and Color Copies, Custom Business Forms, Business Cards, Signs, Stickers, Invitations for any occasion, Rubber Stamps and so much more!!! The Ofce Mart 110 South Fifth Street 259-3737 5/19tfc PERRY ROOFING AND SHEET METAL INC. Residential & Commercial Contractor Emergency Repairs Metal Roofs & Shingle Roofs Flat Roofs Gutters, Vinyl Siding Roof Maintenance & Inspections, Free Estimates Cell 904-662-5473 CCC#1326882 10/20-1/12p COMPUTER SERVICE Call Pat for all of your personal computer needs. On site service 912-843-2284 12/29-1/19p CYPRESS LAWN SERVICE Specializing in commercial and residential 476-0402 9/9tfc KONNIES KLEAR POOLS In-ground and above ground pools Installation available 698-E West Macclenny Ave. (Aardvark Shopping Center) Fall Hours: Thursday and Friday 10:00 am-6:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am-2:00 PM Closed Sunday thru Wednesday 259-5222 (CPC 053903) 4/21tfc C.F. WHITE SEPTIC TANK SERVICES New systems & repairs Field dirt Top soil Bulldozer & backhoe work Culverts installed 275-2474 509-0930 cell 12/7tfc BAKER PUMP SERVICE 30 years Experience 904-259-8565 904-338-4738 12/8-12/29p FILL DIRT Culverts installed Tim Johnson 259-2536 5/11tfc PEACOCK PAINTING, INC. Professional painting Pressure washing Interior Exterior Installing Stucco Stone Residential commercial Fully insured Locally owned 25 years experience 259-5877 2/10tfc B. J. FENCE 653-1442 12/29-1/19p FULL LINE OF WEDDING INVITATIONS & ACCESSORIES Shower and anniversary invitations The Ofce Mart 110 South 5th Street 259-3737 4/28tfc CYPRESS HOME BUILDERS, INC. Custom new home construction of Log home and conventional homes Jody Paul Thrift 904-591-2640 2/10tfc JOHN WILLIAMS PLUMBING Drain Cleaning Sump pumps Water heaters New construction 904-259-4580 CFC056961 12/22-1/26p ROGER RAULERSON WELL DRILLING 2 and 4 wells Call Roger or Roger Dale 259-7531 Licensed & Insured Family owned & operated 12/31tfc ERIC RAULERSON CONSTRUCTION 904-483-8742 CRC1327878 1/14tfc RONNIE SAPP WELL DRILLING Water treatment 904-259-6934 Licensed Florida and Georgia 11/19tfc RICH LAURAMORE CONSTRUCTION, INC. Custom homes 259-4893 or 403-4781 cell RR License No. 282811470 11/19tfc LAND CLEARING A little or a lot 259-2900 2/10tfc Automobiles 500 DOLLARS & DEEDis all you need to move into your new Manufactured & Modular HomeCALL PAT800-414-2130 Brand new 2011 3 BR, 2 BA. Never lived in. built for elderly couple. Reduced $10,000 for quick sale. Call Mike at 386-754-0127. 1/2c We buy used mobile home. Will pay cash for your home. Call Paula 386-292-6290. Email: ammonspaula@yahoo.com. 1/12-2/2c Used 14 x 56 2 BR, 1 BA delivered only $5,995. Call 386-418-0435. 1/5-26c Wanted: Landowners, no credit or bad cred it, you can own a new manufactured home. In house nancing. Call 386-418-0438. 1/526c Used doublewide 3 BR, 2 BA with den, SBS fridge, one owner. I nance! 386-719-6574. 1/12-19c First time buyer, no credit, no problem!! Call Paula at 386-292-6290. Email: ammonspau la@yahoo.com. 1/12-2/2c Brand new, 4/2 over 1600 SF home for only $43,900. Call John T. 386-752-1452. 12/22-1/12c Limited time only on all select models take an additional $500 off the factory rebates cost. Call Mike at 386-754-0127. 1/12c Live Oak Homes being sold at invoice. Best prices in the state of Florida. 13th Street Homes, Alachua, FL 386-418-0424. 1/5-26c Huge 32 x 80, 4/2 only $29,900. Solid 16x80. Wow only $12,900. Call John T. 386752-1452. 12/22-1/12c Used 14 x 70 3 BR, 2 BA, delivered and setup, A/C included $12,500. Call Ridge 386418-0424. 1/5-26c Land/Homes! We have land, we have homes, single, doubles, triples, your choice. Easy qualifying, payments starting as low as $400/month. Call Randy at 386-754-8844. 1/12c New 2012 doublewide, 3 BR, 2 BA delivered and set-up only $32,995. 386-418-0435. 1/5-26c Bank repo Homes of Merit 32 x 70, tape and texture home only $49,995. Call Bruce 386418-0424. 1/5-26c Free pre-qualifying 575 beacons, banner program, owner nancing, cash specials, land/home packages, many nancing op tions available. Call Randy at 386-754-8844. 1/12c Tax time! Use your W-2 as your down pay ment. 2 BR home ony $239/month. Call 386418-0424. 13th Street Homes, Alachua, FL. 1/5-26c NOW AVAILABLE1 and 2 BedroomsBaldwin GroveAPARTMENTS904-266-4070T.T.D. 1-800-955-8771 Handicap EquippedRENTAL ASSISTANCE A VAILABLE TO QUALIFIED APPLICANTSThis institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.com The Baker County Extension Services 4-H program has a new leader in Shaina Bennett, a re cent graduate of the University of Florida, which partners with the county to operate the Ag Center on West Macclenny Avenue. Ms. Bennett, a Macclenny res ident and Crescent City native, took the post last month follow ing the resignation of Renee Gore in May, 2011. She graduated about the same time with a bach elors degree in agricultural edu cation and is pursuing a masters degree in extension education. During the vacancy, extension Ms. Bennett thanked them, and program assistant Carlena Tyson in particular, for keeping the 4-H program operating. Shes done a lot and helped me so much since I got here, said Ms. Bennett. She comes from a family with four generations in Putnam County, so shes accustomed to the rural lifestyle here. Still, she said, her involvement with 4-H is what drove her toward the op portunities she found outside her hometown, including higher education. I was a 4-Her for 10 years and its something Ive wanted to do since I was in the seventh grade, Ms. Bennett said of why she sought the position. Theres nothing to do back home and [4H] gave me something to do and a way to meet people around the state and make friends. I still have friends today that I made in 4-H. She discovered the job, which pays about $36,000 a year, along with other openings in Orlan do and Miami. But as a self-de scribed small town girl, Ms. Ben nett said the position here was a Growing the 4-H programs involvement in the community is one of her initial goals. Its something I was really big into while in school. It looks really good for kids applying for college or jobs to show they have com munity involvement, she said. Ms. Bennett has plans to part ner with local agencies including the school district, Council on also working on a proposal for submission to the Baker County Commission to bring 4-H clubs to St. Mary Shoals Park. The program has youth clubs for horse riding, gardening, for estry, clogging and livestock ac tivities. Ms. Bennett also hopes to organize another for archery county-owned park. Already set for the school dis tricts early-release day Febru ary 8 is a Valentines craft activ ity from 3 pm to 5 pm for area youths, including a group of home school students. Ms. Ben nett intends to make early-re lease day activities a monthly oc currence. Suwannee County does it and they turn kids away its so popu lar ... If the kids are having fun, more kids will come [to 4-H], and theyll have a chance to meet me, she said. Ms. Bennett has extensive ex perience working with children while in the 4-H program, in cluding summer camps in 2007 and 2008. She also co-taught fellow agriculture class students while attending Okeechobee High School and as a substitute teacher at a private school in Pal atka. I enjoy having an impact on kids, as 4-H had an impact on me, she said. It really saved me. Outside of her academic and 4-H pursuits, Ms. Bennett also enjoys cooking and riding dirt bikes on nature trails, though she hasnt done the latter in some time. She said the pastime is an introspective way to release stress. But cooking is my main hob by. I make a lot of recipes. I like to attempt anything under the sun from baking to actual en trees and different things, said Ms. Bennett. For more information about the 4-H program, call Ms. Ben nett at 259-9034, e-mail her at facebook.com/bakerco4h. To hear Ms. Bennetts full in terview, visit the video section of www.bakercountypress.com. 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Page 14 JANUARY 12, 2012 PHOTOS BY JUD JOHNSON Wildcats take to the air: shown from left to right are BCHS players CeCe Jeer son, Kameron Mack and Landon Mitchell during the boys 35-point victory over Keystone Heights January 7. H O L I D A Y H O L I D A Y S A V I N G S S A V I N G S (Between McDonalds & CVS) GET PRE-APPROVED! APPLY FOR CREDIT ONLINE AT WWW.GIBSONMCDONALD.COM Sure! We finance right here in our store! WE FINANCE Closeouts Floor Samples Scratch & Dent Much More! CLEARANCE SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE 5 0 % 5 0 % 50 % OFF up to Select Items Baker Square Shopping CenterMACCLENNY 259-5655 BOB GERARD | SPORTS The Baker High Wildcat varsity basketball team had some post-hol iday optimism on January 5 when it traveled to Terry Parker to take on the Braves, but it quickly faded as the Braves had three players in double figures on the way to a 69-25 shellacking. Only Charles Ruise Jr. could manage any offense as the run and gun Braves dashed up and down the floor and the Cats fought to keep up. Parker outscored BCHS 23-8 in the first period on the way to a 43-11 halftime lead. They didnt let up in the second half. Ruise had 12 points for the Cats. The Wildcats got back on the other side of the scoreboard in great fashion with a commanding 35-point win over Keystone Heights on January 7 at the BCHS gym. The 69-34 win was the biggest margin of victory this season for the young Cats. All but one of the Wildcats got into the scoring column as Coach Charles Ruise substituted liberally as early as the second quarter. The Cats got off to a good start, running out to a 13-6 lead in the first quarter. But in the second quarter they broke the game open. They scored 19 points and spread it around between six players then went into the locker room at intermission leading 32-13. It didnt get any easier in the third period as BCHS came out running and gunning to outscore Keystone by 12 in the quarter. Darryl Johnson scored 6 points from inside the paint. Keystone tried to narrow the gap in the final period as Julius Chase got hot and scored 9 points, but it was too little too late. Johnson and Charles Ruise Jr. had 10 points. Kameron Mack and Landon Mitchell had 9, Jesse Gardner 7, CeCe Jefferson 6 and Johnny Lamb and Kelton Givens had 5 points. The Cats host West Nassau on Thursday, January 12 before travel ling to Crescent City on Saturday. Varsity tips off at 7:30, JV 6 pm. Loss to Parker, trounce Keystone EVERYTHINGCLICKSWITH US.When you want the latest news from your neighborhood, hit on us. Our website brings you breaking news, so youre always on top of the latest developments. Its the only site you need to stay in sync with everything that matters in Baker County.The Baker County Press, On-Line904-259-2400