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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: 02-16-2012
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Macclenny (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Baker County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Baker -- Macclenny
Coordinates: 30.283333 x -82.116667 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 12, 1929.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 39 (Jan. 2, 1931).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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Holding Location: University of Florida
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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 The recent vacancy left by Food Lion at the Cornerstone Shopping Center in Macclenny has slowed business for some nearby stores, but others re ported a negligible impact. Goodys manager Valerie Cohen estimated the clothing stores sales have dropped 10 percent since the grocer that anchored the shopping center closed early this month. Sales are down a little bit. And I hadnt really thought about it until now, but its prob ably because of that, she said the morning of February 14. Huckleberry Moon Party Supplies also experienced a during day time hours, said the stores owner Greg Sheppard while teasing balloon ribbons for a Valentines Day sale. Theres not a lot that draws people in like a food store, he said. The restaurants help, but not as much during the day. Mr. Sheppard said hes boosted advertising and mar keting efforts and intends to host more in-store activities like a recent Valentine cupcake class attended by more than 40 people. Even before Food Lion left the strip mall, getting custom ers in the door was no easy task, JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.com A water line that broke the morning of February 6 in southwest Macclenny led to a boil water notice for hun dreds of residences and busi nesses in the vicinity and un covered problems with the citys CodeRED emergency no Some residents inside the affected area, which stretched from South 6th Street west to Rita Street and from West Rail road Avenue south to Lowder Street, reported they did not re ceive the boil water notice from CodeRED, while others as far away as Taylor said they did. The high speed, auto mated system is supposed to call phone numbers registered with CodeRED in a defined geo graphic area and deliver a pre-recorded message. In this case the message gave the location of the water main break at Martin Luther King Boulevard and Minnesota Avenue, warned citizens they may experience an interruption in ser vice and said the city advised, as a precautionary mea sure, to boil water for at least one min ute before drinking or cooking. Assistant City Manager Roger Yar borough said late last week the most recent CodeRED was the first time the city has expe rienced problems with the system. He said the citys computer technician Marshall Mann was working with the service pro vider, Emergency Communi cations Network of Ormond Beach, FL, to resolve malfunc tions in the system. Mr. Yarborough said a test of the system after water boil notice went out showed it was not dialing the right phone lines. You can click on an ad dress and the dang thing calls somebody three doors down or across the street, he said. He also pointed to weak nesses in the CodeREDs reg istration process. He said when Macclenny residents register with the system and then move to a new address, while keeping the same phone number, they will still receive calls for emer gencies affecting their old ad dress. The city does not update ad dresses and their correspond ing phone numbers. Rather, residents are responsible for keeping their addresses cur rent by re-registering whenever they move. Its not fail proof, said the bakercountypress.com Visit our website and vote each week in our online poll ONLINE POLL RESULTS What county services should be cut back to acheive the county commissions 10 percent budget cut? 13 % Law enforcement 4.3 % Health Department 4.3 % Garbage dumps 30.4 % Building/planning/zoning 13 % Parks/library 34.8 % zz All of them for more info. go to www.battleofolustee.orgFri., Feb. 17: 9 a.m. 2 p.m. Tour and medical demonstrations for school children and tour groups Sat., Feb. 18: 9 a.m. 2 p.m. Authentic campsites open to the public 10:30 a.m. Parade in Lake City 12 p.m. Period music concert 1 p.m. Medical demonstration Sun., Feb. 19 9 9:45 a.m. Medical demonstration 9 a.m. 12 p.m. Authentic campsites open 12:30 :30 p.m. Period music concert 1:30 p.m. Annual Reenactment BCHD cuts pregnancy services, patients referred to Clay County See page 4 Christopher Jenkins A Jacksonville man with a sexual offender designation was arrested February 9 at a Macclenny residence for failure to notify authorities in Duval County that he was staying in Baker County. The arrest of Christopher Lee Jenkins, 31, was aided by a tip to po lice and by postings on Face book by the occu pants of a residence on E. Ohio Ave. where he and his wife Sa mantha, 21, were staying with their child. Investigator Tracie Benton, who handles sex crimes for the sheriffs department, said she on February 6 that Mr. Jenkins was staying at the home of her his girlfriend Rhonda Grimes, 21. tigator she feared for the safety of her 10-month-old grandson, who also resides there. The complainant also noted that Mr. Jenkins vehicle was parked on a rear corner of the property, suggesting that it was hidden from view. The vehicles other of her sons. investigator she had spoken with her sons girlfriend, who admitted Mr. Jenkins stayed with them the night of February 7 and was giving tattoos to her and her boyfriend. The investigator also took note of Facebook postings by about the tattoos the evening of February 6 and early morning of February 7. Investigator Benton went to the residence the morning of February 9 and noted the sus pects vehicle was parked on the back corner. She arrested Mr. Jenkins, who had been sleeping The suspect insisted he was not living there and only stayed a few days. The investigator confirmed Injury as rental truck veers into semi on I-10 A southwest Florida man was seriously injured early on February 12 when his rent al truck sideswiped a parked semi-truck on Interstate 10 west of Sanderson. The Florida Highway Patrol said Kevin M. Giordano, 29, of Dunedin, FL was westbound about 12:45 am when the right side of his truck struck the left side of a semi that was dis abled and parked in the outside emergency lane. The rental truck then veered onto the north shoulder and came to rest in the woods. The accident happened two miles west of the US 90 inter change. Trooper E.R. Williams said were blocked for an hour while debris from the rental truck was cleared. Baker Countys fire chief MIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF Mixing optimism with prag matism, Baker County Com mission chairman Gordon Crews expressed cautious hope this week that a 10 percent cut in next years county budget may be achievable after talk ing with department heads and Im very optimistic, he said on February 14. They were all willing to do what they could possibly do. Mr. Crews has called for a 10 percent across the board re duction in county expenditures. But it wont be easy, he said. cult to do this, Mr. Crews said. Nobodys got their head in the sand. For one thing, commission ers have unanimously agreed that the countys emergency re serve fund should not be tapped balance the budget. That is still our intention, Mr. Crews said. But were re alistic. If revenues dont come through that could leave us with having to make a very tough de cision. The board balanced the cur rent $27.4 million budget with $2.2 million from reserves af ter the county manager and Sexual oender arrest in north city Cautious optimism on call for 10% cuts See page 4 See page 2 See page 2 See page 2 See page 2 PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON Workers take down the Food Lion sign at the Cornerstone Shopping Center the afternoon of February 8. Food Lion loss eects mixed The southwest portion of Macclenny shaded above was under a boil water notice for three days last week after a contractor broke a water line at the northeast corner of MLK Blvd. and Minnesota Ave. shown at left.

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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 FEBRUARY 16, 2012 Page 2 T B C P ursday, February 16, 2012 had made all the cuts they could make. In the previous year, $1.7 million was withdrawn from the reserve fund to prop up the coun ty budget. How much the budget can be cut will depend to a certain extent on revenues, which have been de clining in recent years due to the economic recession and declining property values. Revenue projec tions for 2012-13 wont be known for several months. Hopefully, by June or July well know more, Mr. Crews said. At this stage, he said, he would oppose an increase in the prop erty tax, or millage, rate. The rate has remained the same for the past two years: 7.1459 mills, which equates to $7.1459 per $1,000 of taxable property value. A home with a taxable value of $100,000 would pay $714.59 in county taxes, and that does not include school district, Mac clenny, hospital and water man agement district levies. Because of declining property values, the rate actually resulted in a tax de crease last year. According to the county man countys 24 departments reduced their anticipated spending by as little as .37 percent (Supervisor of Elections) to as much as 51.66 percent (grants). The latter cut as well as a 36.33 percent drop in the planning and zoning depart ments budget resulted from two employee layoffs in August. With formal budget sessions coming up in the spring, Com missioner Crews has called on all top administrators between now and then to employ creative thinking to reduce spending lev els. Sheriff Joey Dobson, who manages the largest department in the county, said he has already had his staff begin reviewing the budget in search of areas that may be cut in a responsive and responsible way. It is absolutely our goal to give full faith effort toward meet ing the 10 percent challenge, the sheriff said. We are currently reviewing all operational and capital outlay costs to determine where cuts can be made without compromising the safety and se curity of our citizens. A new county budget must be cal year begins. A lot can happen between now and then to affect This is very early in the pro cess and there are many different methods to approach this prob lem, Sheriff Dobson said. We are making every effort to obtain the target reduction requested Property Appraiser Tim Sweat praised Commissioner Crews for meeting individually with depart ment heads to discuss the budget issue, which he said was very productive. It starts a line of communi cation between all departments, which is very good, Mr. Sweat said. I am aware of the budget the property appraisers office will continue to be very frugal in the budget process this year as we have in previous years. We have been pro-active in cutting the budget and eliminating a po sition (a part-time appraiser last year) without direction from the commission. Supervisor of Elections Nita Crawford said that all county departments, including hers, function on budgets that already are pretty lean. But she said she would try her best to cut her bud get 10 percent as the commission chairman requested. yet, she said, adding, however, that one thing that would be next to impossible to do is cut payroll expenses. I only have two (full time) employees, plus myself, she said. I dont want to cut services to our voters. Tax Collector Gene Harvey said he was very much aware of the budget problems facing the county and was receptive to the commission chairmans pro posed budget cuts. past three years has been reduc ing our budget in different cate gories and I will continue to do so if I can, Mr. Harvey said. How ever, I have no plans to reduce service to the people I serve. who stated without reservation that he would achieve the desired budget cut was Clerk of Courts Al Fraser. percent as the board asks, Mr. Fraser said. Most will come from personnel expenses and some from operational expenses. tonomous agencies run by politi by the voters. However, the coun ty commission controls the purse strings and sets the budget for budget proposals. Here are some of lifes little truths that we forget about on a daily basis until they turn around and bite us in the be hind. son, you forget to use antiper spirant, it is absolutely guar anteed to be on a day when it is 85 degrees and you have to repeatedly raise your arms above your head. Come to think of it, that will be the same day you forgot to wear a belt and while you are repeatedly rais ing your arms to reveal your wet armpits you will reveal much more. In fact, you will reveal your Sponge Bob Square Pants boxer shorts because your pants will fall down. crisp new white shirt is also the day you will hit that brand new pothole while drinking from a to-go cup of coffee. Guaranteed. That will also be the day that you are already late for work and cant turn around and change your shirt. That will also be the day that your already badly worn pancake. So, by the time you get to work, your hands are you are sweating like a pig. coming over for a visit is the day the dog throws up on the porch. If said in-laws are allergic to cat dander, the cat will un doubtedly climb into a lap, or on the back of the couch and jump on their shoulder. just a drop of touch up paint on your latest project will also be the day you are also wearing brand new jeans you got from your wife. Yes, thats the same wife who warned you again and again about wearing your good jeans while working on a project. That is consequently the same day that said project de cides to leap off the workbench and into your lap. Gonna hap pen. have a bad case of the giggles is the day your wife is going to drag you to the funeral of some relative you didnt even know you had. mean always, cough or sneeze at the quietest and most dra matic time in the movie. This goes hand in glove with this little known fact. If you forget to turn your cell phone off, it is guaranteed to go off at the most embarrass ing moment. It will be made even more embarrassing when that one of your children has changed your ringtone to Im too sexy for my shirt, too sexy for my pants You will probably be in church at the time. Or, possi bly, that funeral. your new girlfriend to meet your family, one of them is undoubtedly going to call her by your old girlfriends name. Its going to happen, and its a good chance to see how forgiv ing she is. cars reliability anywhere within its hearing, it will break down catastrophically within the next two days. An auto repair bill is never, I repeat never less than what you expected it to be. Oh, and the more you need to use your car, the greater the likeli hood that the part will not be in stock. In fact it will only be available from a distributor out of state. come early when you are wait ing for a package. He or she will only come early if deliver ing bills. the entire family on July 4th, the propane tank will always be empty. When you replace it, with clouds and it will start to rain. Hope and change. The messaged resonated with most Americans in 2008 because they just witnessed eight years of crony capital ism, wars in Iraq and Afghan istan and a war on the middle class characterized by stagnant wages and increasing costs for nearly everything from educa tion and health insurance to housing and food. crisis long in the making didnt surface in the media until big banks and their underwriters began collapsing in the sum mer and fall of 2008 and we spent the next three years in turmoil from one end of the economy to the other. Before the Great Recession, many in the middle class had it hard, but as perhaps the most productive and creative people on the planet, we made it work. Then came the economic collapse caused by the threeheaded monster of Wall Street, K Street lobbyists and their pawns in Congress under both party banners which hum bled many in the middle class and hobbled many more. Nobody at the time knew how long or how deep the re cession would go, so we clung to our hope that things would improve with a new president. And for two years with a Dem ocrat in the White House and Democrats in full control of Congress, we got some sorely needed changes. Enter ObamaCare, a stimu lus package of tax cuts and jobs, student loan reform and more tor. All of this change was ac complished before Republicans took back the House in 2010. Since then, weve had gridlock, delays and uncertainty that have done anything but help an ailing economy. To some, these policy chang es caused the recession. But any serious student of govern ment and politics knows that such calamities take years and sometimes decades to surface. As such, the full impact of Pres wont be apparent for a few more years. While the above reforms from 2009 and 2010 are far from perfect, I believe they have made the lives of middle class Americans better and will continue to do so for years to come. The signs are already here. In late 2011 and early 2012, we began to see hints that an economic recovery, however slow, is indeed taking place. Last month we had the low est unemployment rate since January 2009, and economists always point to employment as a lagging indicator, which means its one of the last indi cators to go south in bad times and bounce back during a re covery. Sadly, when its your job on the cutting block, academic ar guments are of little use. But that doesnt make them any less true. The manufacturing and re tail sectors are showing the most growth while real estate responsible for the recession are showing weaker growth. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, a leading index for the health of the stock market, hov ered between 6000 and 10,000 in 2009 and early 2010, before rising to 11,000 and 12,000 in 2011. The index has been near ing 13,000 this month. And if you wondering why gas prices are so high, take a good look at Iran. The coun trys leaders are threatening to choke off the supply of Middle Eastern crude. So whats the Republican solution? Build a pipeline to pump Canadian oil through the bread basket of America and redouble our own drilling efforts. Yes, such projects could bring down the price of gas by, say, 2020, when supplies actu ally reach the pumps. But they could just as easily poison our coastline and the water sup plies that irrigate the heartland. Are our memories so short that we have forgotten the deep wa ter well that erupted in the Gulf of Mexico just under two years ago? And if youre afraid by not building the Keystone pipeline, were handing jobs and oil to China, I say great. Let the Chi nese continue polluting their peoples water and air. Last time I checked, sick people dont make the best iPhones. 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 Anderson Quality ROOFING Metal & Shingle Reroofs & Roof Repairs Your hometown contractor! LIC.#RC00670032593300IN GOD WE TRUST.LICENSED & INSUREDLIC.#RB0067070LLC Woodlawn Kennels Quality Professional CareGROOMING 2594757 BOARDING ....... . . . . . . ................... Dear Editor: Hope and change. A great campaign slogan, promises to turn the country around, united it and create jobs thats what got Presi dent Obama elected. So far, he has failed misera bly. According to the Heritage Foundation, 67 million Ameri cans now depend on some type of federal program. This is an 45.8 million Americans are receiving food stamps and 15 million children are now living below the poverty level. Gas prices have doubled and the president refused to support the Keystone Pipeline that would have created thou sands of jobs and potentially lowered gas prices. Now the jobs and the gas are going to China. Instead of bringing us to gether, he has brought us Oc cupy Wall Street, class war fare, government-controlled over government mandates that require insurance plans to cover contraceptives, abor tion-inducing medications and procedures. These are facts, and both Republicans and Democrats alike should be concerned. I am worried about the future of my grandchildren. Will they grow up in a welfare state or a strong, free America? The 2012 election will de termine that. Theresa Rhoden Glen St. Mary Dear Editor: In response to the Impres sions column last week Put African-American in the ash heap, I beg to differ. Nationality and race are two concepts used very often by the media. Though the words have totally different mean ings, their use has created doubts in the minds of readers. Whereas nationality pertains to the country you were born in, or are in at present, race is the ethnic group you belong to. The piece of land you were born in decides your national ity, so if your parents moved to another country just before your birth, you may have a new country for your nation ality. The word race is used mostly in a negative tone these days to refer to discrimination going on in various parts of the world on the basis of skin color and facial features. It is true that AfricanAmericans, blacks, Negroes, et all have been called by many names over the past 250 years of American history every thing except a child of God. But, more to the point of how the term African-American entered the lexicon of Ameri can dialogue, consider the eth nic groups that comprise our American society. The terms MexicanAmerican, Italian-American, Chinese-American (and yes, African-American) have a common thread in that they represent people who are as sociated with a particular land mass, the ancestral homeland from which they emigrated to America. Unless one is Native Ameri can (American Indian), we are all hyphenated because we (or our ancestors) emigrated to America from someplace else. To deny this is to deny ones ancestral roots. This was another attempt by those in power to further belittle and suppress the sense of home land for a people brought to America in chains and against their will. The vast majority of the younger generation (black and white) do not remember (or and struggles for equality in America by those considered non-American or sub-human. Thanks to public broadcast ing, a good history lesson can be had by all this month on WJCT TV. Race should not matter, but it does and probably always will. If the truth be told, the only race that matters is the human race. Red, yellow, white, black or brown and every variation in between we are all Gods children and equal in His sight. Thanks to Martin Luther King Jr., Jessie Jackson, An drew Young and countless others who helped gain recog nition for us as a people, a des ignation that for too long was denied. David D. Walls Jr. Sanderson On Point In Print Joel Addington LETTERS TO THE EDITOR MY SIDE OF THE MATTER ROBERT GERARD Obama has failed miserably Race and country of origin dierent he said. Mr. Sheppard hopes to organize a barbecue block party with other Cornerstone tenants to gain more exposure. Its tough, he said. Since Food Lion made its exit, others in the shopping center on South 6th Street, including Mac clenny Pharmacy, Catos and the Dollar Tree, reported no notice able change in business. I still have all of my usual customers coming in, said Dan Lamore, manager at the Dollar Tree. Were the only Dollar Tree in the area so I have them coming from Lake City, Georgia and here in Macclenny. Subway manager Melinda Da vis said the sandwich shops been very busy of late with its $5 foot long deal, which takes place each year during February and Octo ber. She said the special has masked any impact from the Food Lion closing. Were always really busy dur ing $5 foot long, she said. We wont really be able to tell any dif ference until its over. Food Lion closed its doors on February 5, less than a month after it announced a companywide reorganization that would shutter all of its Food Lion loca brands in the southeast and midAtlantic states. The shopping centers owner, Yormanco-Cornerstone LLC, is still receiving rent payments from the company while the space is being marketed to po tential tenants, said Frost Weav er of Weaver Realty Group, LLC in Jacksonville, the propertys manager. Lion and Yormancos real estate broker are all searching for new occupants. [Food Lion] has a lease they intend to honor, so its in their in ant as well, he said. Theres a lot of energy being given to this. assistant manager. It has to be updated all the time. This week Mr. Mann was working to develop a new map of structures in the city to submit to the company. That should clear some of that up, he said. Still, Mr. Mann explained, the CodeRED system functioned as it was designed to function. He said the geographic data used by the Youre starting with data thats not the best in the world and they build from what we send them, said Mr. Mann. A construction contractor building a retention pond for the First Baptist Church of Macclen ny on S. 6th St. was responsible for the water line break, which took only a few hours to repair, Mr. Yarborough said. When that happens, the city is required by regulators to issue the boil notice as a precautionary step. It must also continue test ing water quality in the affected area for multiple days to ensure the water supply is not contami nated before lifting the boil water notice. Mr. Yarborough said the like lihood of any of water contami nation was very minimal and the notice was issued only to comply with water district regulations. [Service] was only down for about two hours ... The contrac tor was digging and bumped a service line, which can happen. Even though you mark them they can be off a few inches and work ing with a machine, it can happen real easy, he said. the same day. The contractor, Chris Rhoden of Chris Rhoden Enterprises, apologized for the mishap. Were sorry for any inconve nience we caused, he said at the job site on the northeast corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Minnesota Avenue the after noon of February 8. Late that afternoon the city withdrew the boil water notice. Still, residents who learned of the water line break through The Press Facebook page that day had questions. I called city hall on Monday to see why there was no water, explained Stacey Parrish. They asked me then, where do you live and I told them. The only thing that was said to me was they are working on the lines. Nothing was said about boiling water, nor was there a reverse 911 Facebook two drinking days later. I live right behind the school [Keller Intermediate] on Lowder, wrote Jessica Raul erson. I have a baby that I pre pare and wash bottles for. Why call that my trash wont be picked up for a holiday but I cant get a call about a water boil advisory? Seriously? The breaks impact on stu dents and faculty at the school was minimal, said principal Water to the school was shut off for about two hours the day of the break and students were asked to refrain from flushing toilets. Students were prohibit ed from using the schools water fountains until the boil water no tice was lifted as well. bring bottled water to school to keep at their desk and additional bottled water was available in the I was quite pleased by how cooperative they were about it. They were good, she said. To register your phone num ber, either a land line or mobile number, with the citys CodeRED codered.html and click the Co deRED button. From page 1 From page 1 From page 1 CodeRed system bugs Rental hits semi... From page 1 Richard Dolan said all of the de bris was personal property of Shands Jacksonville. He was charged with careless driving. The driver of the semi, Meh med Mehmed, 30, of Chicago was not injured. Chief Dolan said the trailer portion of the semi was empty. Send us letters and make sure they are SIGNED with a phone number. COPIES Black & white/Full color T O M 110 South Fifth St. As simple as an e-mail.....editor@bakercountypress.comT B C P 104 South Fifth St. 904-259-2400

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ursday, February 16, 2012 T B C P Page 5 Page 4 T B C P ursday, February 16, 2012 JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.com The New River Solid Waste week at a plan to add more ca in Raiford by building up rather than out. tor Darrell ONeal and the asso ciations engineers from Jones Edmunds unveiled the plan at the associations board of direc tors meeting the evening of Feb ruary 14. The strategy involves modify Florida Department of Environ mental Protection to do a num ber of tasks in the coming years. Essentially, Mr. ONeal said, by gaining regulatory approval to increase the height and side slopes of the nearly complete cell al capacity, which pushes back the need for additional space from a new cell seven. Construction of cell six has topped $6 million. In previous years, the land of new cells and avoided taking on debt to expand. Last month Mr. ONeal warned the board of directors, which consists of two county commissioners from Bak er, Bradford and Union counties, respectively, unless an alterna tive surfaced, the association will have to borrow money to com plete cell seven and begin design and permitting this year. tion, design and permitting for cell seven could be put off until late 2014, according to a time line presented to the board and pre pared by the engineers. In addi tion to cells one through six, the land fill also has an unlined cell used only for so-called Class III waste, which includes nongarbage bag trash like fur niture, tires, plastic and yard debris. Such waste is not expected to produce leachate that can carry contaminants into groundwater. Today the Class III cell is about three-quarters full. The new expansion plan calls for excavating the Class III waste for use in raising the side slopes of cell six to increase the facilitys overall capacity. The excavated cell could them used for cell sev en, which presumably would cost less to build than starting a new cell from scratch. The plan also calls for closing in mid-2013 as the slope modi are expected to be full within two months, the time line shows. Not only does the plan delay the multi-million-dollar expense of building another cell, Mr. ONeal said the association could tap escrowed closure funds to on cell six. Closure of cells one through five would also increase the amount of landfill gas collected at the facil ity, engineers said. A sepa rate project underway the Landfill Gas to En ergy project with the Cal ifornia-based firm Jane check & Asso ciates has New River poised to sell the company, which will in turn sell it to power companies on the west coast. Mr. ONeal said the only ad ditional costs associated with the plan are those to pay Jones Ed munds to obtain the permit mod The board took no action on the plan that evening. In other business, however, the board voted unanimously to hire Janechek & Associates to in for as much as $583,065. est of three bids for the project. Comancos bid at $725,500 was the second lowest and Shaw Environmentals the highest at $816,040. Board members also heard from Dr. Tim Townsend, who led the bioreactor demonstration last decade for the University of Florida. Dr. Townsend reminded the board how instrumental the fa cility has been in the lives of engi neers and researches worldwide with a slide show and review of the project. He said by injecting leachate continuously into the up the natural decomposition process and create a higher qual 10 years used to take 50 to 100 years, he said. The facilitys reach has been international, drawing visitors from 27 different countries. JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.com Baker County is set to lose its only health care provider for pregnant women at the end of the month due to budget reductions at the Baker County Health Department. The departments director Kerry Dunlavey ciates of Jack sonville will cease seeing patients at the department af ter February 29. Instead, ex patients will be referred to the associations Orange Park The nearest office at 1605 Kingsley Ave. is about 36 miles away. Ms. Dun lavey and other public health officials fear the change could make the countys lowerthan-average prenatal care rates even worse. On average between 2008-10, about onefourth of pregnant women in the county be gan prenatal care late in the second or third received no prenatal care, statistics from the Florida Department of Health show. The average late prenatal care rate state wide was 22 percent during the same period, but the rate for no prenatal care was 5.1 per cent. Pregnant women in Baker County will no longer have an option close to home for prena tal care, which is vital for a healthy pregnancy, said Carol Brady, director of Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition, which contracts the health department to offer support services to pregnant mothers and babies. For families who dont have transportation or the means to seek care outside of the county, this is devastating news, Ms. Brady said. Ac the county, and this move will affect the young est and most vulnerable members of the popu lation. Ms. Dunlavey said the health department is in talks with the University of Florida as services in Baker County. Well just have to keep working on it, but thats what happens when you dont have enough revenue, she said. Ms. Dunlavey said the health department discontinued its contract with North Florida subsidize the service. It is not self-sustaining, she said. The health department catered to about one-fourth of the countys roughly 400 births a year. The provider saw patients at the Lowder Ms. Dunlavey said. For years, she said, expectant mothers re ceived prenatal care and other medical servic es from nurses at the health department and didnt meet their obstetrics physician until they traveled to hospitals outside the county for delivery. The department contracted with North build a relationship with their doctors before they gave birth, explained Ms. Dunlavey. More recently, as part of the departments who worked almost exclusively with soon-tobe moms retired rather than face a reduction in hours as part of the plan. Her exit and the loss of more than $2 mil cal year, Ms. Dunlavey said, led to the termina Fortunately, most of the clients receiving prenatal services through the health depart ment are low-income women insured through Medicaid, which will pay for transportation to doctor visits. Its less convenient, but theyll still have access to care, which we care about, said Ms. Dunlavey. The director announced the change at this weeks Healthy Baker board of directors meet ing the morning of February 14. Healthy Bak coalition of pub lic and private healthcare or ganizations that meets monthly at the health de partment with other communi ty groups to im prove the health of county resi dents. The health department has also outsourced its laboratory work to Fraser Hospital and CHC Labs, both in Macclenny. The change took effect Febru ary 1. Weve passed that along to the private sec tor as the governor has asked, Ms. Dunlavey said. Titanium Roof & Hardware Co.CALL 904-662-5473YOUR HOMETOWN METAL EXPERTBuy Direct No Contractor License Needed$2.00 L.F. Classic Rib 29 ga. Metal Roo ng 16 colors -cut to t $2.50 L.F. Classic Rib 26 ga. Metal Roo ng 16 colors -cut to t $1.80 L.F. Plain Galvalume $79.50 S.F. 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On the date above-men tioned, all interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to the amendment which is titled as follows: ORDINANCE NO. 2012AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COM MISSIONERS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA AMEND ING THE BAKER COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS BY ADDING CHAPTER 11 IMPLE MENTING PROVISIONS OF THE FLORIDA LOCAL GOVERNMENT DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT ACT AND PROVIDING PROCEDURES BY WHICH BAKER COUNTY MAY ENTER INTO DEVELOPMENT AGREE MENTS PURSUANT TO SAID ACT; PROVIDING FOR A REPEAL OF INCONSISTENT ARTICLES; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING DIRECTIONS TO THE CODIFIER AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. A copy of said ordinances may be inspected by any member of the public in the Commissioners oce, address stated above. In accordance with Section 286.0105, F. 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His bond was set at $5000 ear lier this week on the provision that he stay out of Baker County except for court appearances or meetings with the public defender. From page 1 Sexual oender... Three members of the Baker County Code Enforcement Board decided February 13 to recom mend that the county remove re fuse and unsafe buildings from property off James Britt Rd. north of Macclenny. The recommendation will be made in the form of a letter to remaining members of the sev en-member code board and to County Manager C.J. Thompson. The three members, Waldo Brock, Chris Gazes and Jim Mc Gauley, decided to make the rec ommendation during a work shop that evening. The board had scheduled a regular meeting, but failed to make a quorum to dis cuss the case concerning prop erty of the late Peter Juba. The members present then decided to convert the meeting to a less formal workshop. Mr. Juba left no known heirs for unpaid taxes on the two par cels every year since 2008. The full board tabled action in Febru ary pending an effort to identify mine if there had been probate of Mr. Jubas estate. Board attorney Will Sexton of Starke last month advised against proceeding with the case lacking knowledge of heirs and giving proper notice. The coun ty building and zoning staff had posted notices of violation on the property and in the courthouse. The parcels are littered with refuse and a shed. A mobile home and brick home on the property are derelict and have been deemed a health and safety hazard. The workshop group after some discussion felt that pro ceeding with a case disposition with an eye to razing the build ings and cleaning up the refuse was more desirable than leaving the status quo and waiting for heirs who may never be known, or do not exist. The decision to do so would be the county commissions follow ing disposition by the CEB. Their sentiments will be ex pressed in a letter to Mr. Thomp son that will be included in next months agenda package to code board members. The full board could concur, or choose a num ber of other alternatives. cox said Mr. Sexton is aware that a man with the same name as Mr. Juba died in Bradford County some years back and was buried at county expense. He suspects it was the same person but no proof as in match ing Social Security numbers is known. The code board several years ago made a similar recommen dation that resulted in the county contracting to tear down a dilapi dated structure north of Glen St. Mary that was posing a health hazard (rats) to neighboring properties. The Juba property is in a neighborhood also, and at one time when the owner was alive was investigated for rat infesta tion. An exterminator was called in by the health department over the protest of the owner, who claimed the rats were pets. JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.com The international charity Feed the Children will deliver a semi-trailer full of food and household items for pre-regis tered families in need on March 15 in Macclenny. The distribution is tentative ly set at the National Childrens in the Crossroads Shopping Cen ter. The event is being organized by the Jacksonville-based North east Florida Healthy Start Coali tion, which has partnered with Feed the Children for distribu tions for the last two years in Du val County. This year, Feed the Children is sending three trucks to Jackson ville, Baker County and St. Johns County, respectively. Each truck will deliver about 1200 boxes with food, toiletries and cleaning supplies inside. Healthy Start was seeking do nated tables and chairs, pallet jacks, a fork lift and driver early this week. Representatives from Healthy Start announced the plans at this weeks Healthy Baker meet ing February 13. Attendees sug gested soliciting help from the Walmart Distribution Center. The organization plans to reg ister about 500 families for the distribution with help from local organizations and churches. Feed the Children, a Chris tian-based charity headquar tered in Oklahoma City, Okla homa, delivers food, medicine, clothing and other necessities to individuals, children and fami lies who lack such essentials due to famine, war, poverty or natu ral disasters, according to the The organization distributed more than 133 million pounds of food and other essentials to chil dren and their families in all 50 states and internationally in the In other discussion from the Healthy Baker meeting this week: of Northeast Florida Community Action Agencys Baker County scheduled a food distribution at the Ag Center on US 90 for March 13. Anyone who meets the eligi bility requirements for food from the Samaritan Food Bank would qualify for the distribution. volunteer driver to collect dona tions from Walmart, Winn-Dixie and Starbucks, said Pastor Mitch Rhoden of the United Christian Church, who also manages the food bank. The driver is needed three mornings a week Monday, Wednesday and Friday for about two hours each day. The volunteer should be able to lift boxes weighting up to 60 pounds. Mr. Rhoden estimated the driver would load and unload between 1500 and 2000 pounds by hand each day. The vehicle is a pickup truck, so no special drivers license is needed to volunteer, he said. 3 year average rates Late entry into prenatal care No prenatal care Baker County 25.3% 5% Florida 21.9% 5.1% PRENATAL CARE RATES for Baker County & Florida 2008-2010 BCHD cuts pregnancy services Treatment rooms are private and con dential. IMPLANTS ARE A PERMANENT SOLUTION TO MISSING TEETH! 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ursday, February 16, 2012 T B C P Page 7 Page 6 T B C P ursday, February 16, 2012 A convicted felon was given an 18-month prison term after entering a no contest plea in cir cuit court on February 7. John L. Brown, 36, of Glen St. Mary was arrested in early November of last year in Glen following a short police chase. He the rear seat of his Sat urn and ammunition in a shirt pocket, accord ing to the arrest report. Judge Phyllis Rosier gave Mr. Brown credit for 94 days already served in county jail. He was charged with by a convicted felon and driving on a license with six prior sus pensions. Mr. Browns criminal record includes grand theft, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, forgery and drunk driving. In other sentencings that day on the motion and docket cal endar, Sandra Thompson was placed on house arrest for two years after she pleaded no con test to sale and possession of controlled drugs with intent to sell. The case dated back to last summer, and she will be on pro bation two years after house ar rest. a similar plea to possession of drugs with intent to sell and was placed on house arrest six months, followed by two years on probation. Judge Rosier im posed an investigative state dropped a com panion charge of selling controlled drugs. was dropped in the case of Amos Bousquet, who entered a no contest plea to burglary and was placed on proba tion one year. sued for Amanda Carter, who failed to appear in court on a charge of obtaining drugs by fraud. She will be held with no bond. in county jail after pleading no contest in a court appearance on January 24 to introducing con traband into Baker Correctional. The state dropped counts of cocaine possession and misde meanor marijuana possession as part of the plea agreement. judication of guilt in the case of Dekimby Hogan, who pleaded no contest in late January to petty theft and robbery. 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We specialize in problem roofs 259-2563 FREE Estimates Police arrested a Macclenny man for drunk driving early on Febru ary 10 after his vehicle was stopped in a downtown parking lot for lack ing a tag light. Deputy Clements Leo pulled over the 2004 Chevrolet driven by Dustin Crews, 22, in the parking lot of CVS Pharmacy about 2:40 and noted the driver had slurred speech and was unsteady on his feet. Crews failed, and his blood alcohol level later measured .131 at county jail. He was issued a warning ticket for the light violation. bitual offenders because of multiple license suspensions. pensions when she was stopped on Interstate 10 near Glen St. Mary the evening of February 10. Deputy Jeremiah Combs said he noted a faulty headlight on Ms. Padgetts 1994 Mercury as it traveled south on CR 125 from US 90 about 7:20. She was charged with a third-degree felony due to the ha bitual status and issued a warning ticket for faulty equipment. as he turned into the parking lot of the Country Club Lounge on South 6th in Macclenny about 1 am on February 12. Ranger was southbound on 6th St. without headlights. A computer check revealed four prior license suspensions and ha bitual status. Deputy Bishara said Mr. Willis, who had a strong odor of He was given warning tickets for not wearing a seat belt and operat ing at night without headlights. County deputies responded the past week to a rash of cop per and air conditioner thefts at vacant houses, a church and a vacant lot in several locations around Baker County. Sgt. James Marker was called to Oak Grove Church on CR 23D north of Macclenny, where an air conditioning unit valued at $2000 was removed sometime between February 6-9. The week before, wiring and copper tubing were removed from the unit, and that was re ported to police as well. Other similar crimes included: valued at $4000 from outside a vacant house on South 1st St. in Macclenny, a residence owned by Robert Simpkins, a county deputy. He told Deputy Matt Yarbor ough the theft occurred between January 9 and February 8. sor, copper wire from a power pole and various pieces of scrap metal from a vacant lot on Paige St. in Olustee. Owner Edward Green Jr. told Deputy Jacob Satterwhite the thefts took place between Janu ary 25 and February 8. He valued the property at $750. air unit from a vacant residence off SR 121 south of Macclenny be tween the evening of February 8 and the next afternoon. Deputy Ben Anderson said copper wiring was ripped from the unit. Owner Jeremy Lee esti mated the loss at $2500. age shed on the property of Har vey Bell on Eddy Grade in the north county. The owner, who lives nearby, told Deputy Patrick McGauley that a front door was forced open to gain entry and copper tubing worth $100 and coil valued at $300 taken. The thefts occurred between January 21 and Febru ary 11. vacant residence on MLK Dr. in Macclenny between January 30 and February 10. Owner Elizabeth Johnson of Raiford told Deputy Chad Mon tean that a DVR valued at $200, and an above-ground pool and chemicals valued at $620 were taken. The deputy noted that an at tempt was made to remove an in door air conditioner inside, and entry was likely through a pet door at the rear of the residence. More than $2200 worth of scratch-off lottery tickets were taken from the Racetrack station on Woodlawn Rd. early on Feb ruary 11 by a lone intruder who broke a double-pane glass to gain entry. A video surveillance tape caught the image of the suspect approaching the south door of the gas station and convenience store from the southwest at 5:22 am. A minute later the window breaks and another minute pass es before the suspect leaves on foot in the same direction. Deputy Chad Montean said the video quality was not suf ficient to affix any identifying characteristics of the burglar, nor of him reaching inside the build ing to a shelf near the windows where the ticket dispensers were located. tery told police the stolen ticket numbers were cancelled by 7:30 am and none had been cashed in. The state assigns an investigator in the event someone attempts to do so. In all, 11 tickets of varying re tail price were taken; they were valued at $2220. In other thefts involving retail stores, police arrested a Jackson ville man for leaving Walmart in Macclenny the afternoon of Feb ruary 9 wearing a stolen T-shirt and sweatshirt. Deputy Matt Yarborough was at the store on CR 228 south when approached by securi ty workers who kept track of Jawuan Dixon, 18, as he went to a vehicle in the parking lot. The deputy approached him and Mr. Dixon admitted to tak ing the shirts valued at $13. Dep uty Yarborough also charged him with misdemeanor posses sion after a baggie with partially smoked marijuana cigarettes was found in the suspects pocket. The suspect has a record of shoplifting at other stores, and was issued a trespass warning to stay away from Walmart. The se curity workers said he removed sales tags and put on the clothing in a rest room. others for stealing T-shirts from the same store later that evening. Elexia Strube, 20, of Mac clenny and another female, age 17 and from Sanderson, were ob at $28 into pockets before exiting the store just after 7 pm. Deputy Clements Leo issued Ms. Strube a trespass warrant be cause she has been caught once before. north county man on February 12 for posses The charge is a second-degree felony. Deputy Koty Crews said he went to the resi dence of Larry Howard, 58, on Lil Dixie Dr. west of Taylor late that morning responding to an anonymous tip that he had several guns and made threats while intoxicated to shoot some one. legation made by the tipster that he intended to sell the guns to purchase a handgun. Mr. Howard was not arrested because of poor health. In other recent incidents, county deputies the occupants of two vehicles who were in pos session of marijuana smoking pipes. Deputy Robert Simpkins stopped a 2005 Chevrolet SUV on US 90 in west Macclenny the evening of February 10 for speeding on Lowder St. and during a consent search of the vehicle he found a pipe stashed in a rear seat pocket. Occupant John Beene, 22, of Glen St. Mary admitted it was his. Driver James Rhoden, 22, also of Glen, was issued warning tickets for speeding and having a faulty brake light. In the second incident, Deputy Shawn Bis hara questioned the occupants of a 2001 Cadil lac parked on Stewart Rd. at 1:25 am on Febru ary 7. the shirt pocket of a 16-year-old female occu pant, who admitted it was hers. In other warrant-related arrests: taken into custody after police learned he was wanted in Columbia County for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. Deputy Chad Montean stopped the suspects 2002 Buick as it entered Interstate 10 from South 6th in Macclenny at 11 am on February 12. Minutes earlier the deputy spotted an ex pired license tag on the vehicle while on patrol suspect was in Zaxbys restaurant. kins, 23, of Macclenny on a Putnam County warrant for failure to appear in court for driv ing on a suspended license and possession of controlled drugs. He made the arrest the afternoon of Febru ary 11 on Tom Wilkerson Rd. ty jail on bond surrenders on February 7 Sta cie Harris, 25, for failure to appear in court for petty theft, and Mark Crews, 30, for violating probation. Both are from Glen St. Mary. The sheriffs department has little to go on after a Sanderson man said he was struck over the head and robbed while parked outside Cuzs One Stop liquor and convenience store late on Febru ary 10. Deputy Brandon Kiser re sponded to the Fraser Hospital emergency room about 11:30 the night as Matthew Pringle, 18, was being treated for a head laceration he received more than an hour earlier while parked in a vehicle on the north side of the store in downtown Sanderson. Mr. Pringle said he was pulled from the vehicle by one of two people, struck unconscious by a metal object and robbed of $60 that was in a pants pocket. He was unable to give physical a descrip tion on the assailant or assailants. His 17-year-old girlfriend said she had been in the store and re Pringle sitting inside it with blood over his face. She went back into Cuzs for paper towels, then both of them returned to their address on Lewis Rhoden Rd. The deputy said the girlfriend entered the store for paper towels, but had not been there earlier. Mr. Pringles father took him to Fraser Hospital. Police were unable to locate witnesses to the incident that oc curred about 10:15, nor could they pinpoint the location where the al leged attack took place. A Macclenny man reported a hicle on C.W. Webb Rd. sometime between February 9-11. John Norton said the 9 mm pistol valued at $450 was stashed behind the driver seat of his 2000 Chevrolet pickup. The unlocked truck was parked in his yard. In other reports involving vehi cles, William Hartline said a weed cutter valued at $300 was taken from the rear of his vehicle over night on February 9. It was parked outside his W. Madison St. resi dence in Glen St. Mary. Simmons sustained scratch dam age to the hood and trunk while parked outside his residence on South First St. in Macclenny over night on February 11. Convicted felon had four guns Drunk driving arrest Claims a robbery and attack near store Pistol is taken from a pickup PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON DC honored for logistics program Walmart Distribution Center General Manager Bobby Steele (center) accepted a plaque from the school districts Career and Adult Education department last week during the annual meeting of high school faculty and private sector partners who oer advice on the schools career academy programs. Walmart helped launch a global logistics program at the school this year. Were on the I-10 corridor and we needed to build a workforce for it. But unfortunately, we had no money and no teachers, said Ann Watts (left) director of Career and Adult Education. Then the Walmart DC east of Macclenny stepped in and didnt just provide one teacher, but four to share the load, she said. At right is BCHS principal Thomas Hill. John Brown Elizabeth Porter COURT Prison for having a rie JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.com ished its once-a-decade redis tricting process, and unless the Florida Supreme Court says oth erwise, Baker County will have a new repre sentative in the Florida House. The boundaries of Rep. Elizabeth Porters (R-Lake City) district, which today encom passes Gilchrist, La fayette, Suwannee and parts of Alachua and Columbia counties, was redrawn to include Bak er, Columbia, Hamilton and Suwannee counties, plus a sliver of Alachua County. Meanwhile, the countys cur rent legislator in the house, Rep. Janet Adkins (R-Fernandina district that excludes Baker County. The area remains in Rep resentative Ander Crenshaws (R-Jacksonville) congressional district and Charlie Dean Sr.s (R-Inverness) Florida Senate district. Ms. Porter and Ms. Adkins are running for re-election in the fall. Neither candidate has an oppo nent with the deadline for quali fying less than four months away. The women have other simi larities as well. Ms. Porter was elected to the house in 2010 after serving 3 years on the Columbia County Commission and resigning in June, 2008. Ms. Adkins served on the Nassau County School Board for 10 years until her elec tion to the House in 2008. Both representatives have col lege degrees, husbands and chil dren. Theyre also aligned on some policy matters. They support shrinking the states regulatory authority and oppose privatizing management of Northeast Flor ida State Hospital [NEFSH] in Macclenny, a major issue for res Ms. Porter, 48, said last week shes met with Ms. Adkins to re view previous efforts by the legislatures Re publican leadership to privatize the facility and other state-run mental health hospitals. She and I have dis cussed whats gone on in the past, Ms. Porter said. Shes happy to share all of the docu ments she has on the history of what has been going on at the hospital so that I can be prepared if they try to make a run at it again. Ms. Porter, a partner in the medical billing and consult Revenue Consulting in Lake City, said she believes in principal that outsourcing some government functions can save the state mon ey. But, she said, theres no evi dence that privatizing NEFSH or the states other hospitals would do so. [Ms. Adkins] already has documented that it would not save money. With that kind of information, Im not willing to use the facility as a guinea pig, she said. Its such a large part of the economy in this area. Thats not something we would like to take a chance on, particularly when theres a chance they could pick up and move [NEFSH] else where. The legislature is moving ahead with a plan to privatize more than a dozen state-run pris ons in south Florida. Ms. Porter said shes committed to keeping the prisons in north Florida un der public management. The new district will kind of be like corrections alley, she said. That will be a big part of my district, so certainly I will do everything I can to protect that industry. Its a huge employer for citizens in this district. Among Ms. Porters priorities for the current session is legisla tion to foster cooperation among the states water management districts in setting minimum Each water management dis tricts governing board, whose members are appointed by the governor, set minimum flows and levels or MLFs for lakes, riv ers, streams, springs and aqui to the water resources or ecology of an area resulting from permit ted water withdrawals, the St. Johns River Water Management District website notes. The bills would require [min opted by [Florida Department of Environmental Protection] and all districts would abide with els, said Ms. Porter. That will provide a much bigger picture and protect everyones water sources ... Hopefully, that will eliminate water districts from suing each other or doing redun dant studies at a couple hundredthousand dollars per study. In the longer term, Ms. Por ter wants to advocate for jobs and regulatory changes to entice companies to locate in the dis trict. We dont have industrial or manufacturing to fall back on, so we always need to be cognizant of who is looking and how can we get them to come to our area, she said. When asked about specific regulations she would target, Ms. Porter pointed to permitting rules of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, water management districts and the states Department of Busi ness and Professional Regula tion. There are so many that I could not begin to tell you how restrictive our regulations are compared to places like Georgia, Alabama and Louisiana. We are constantly losing businesses to those states, she said. 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ursday, February 16, 2012 T B C P Page 8 ursday, February 16, 2012 T B C P Page 9 Its been a busy season for the BCHS drama department, which is debuting its fourth show of the year this week when Broadway in Baker takes the stage. Its in its turing a variety of songs from the Broadway stage and has been one of the departments mainstays. This year Broadway in Baker features songs from recent mu sicals like Wicked Spamalot Spring Awakening A Chorus Line and Thoroughly Modern Millie The show runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 pm and Sunday at 2 pm. The show features a combina tion of performers from the high school and community theatre including, Jacob Cranford, Ana Tomas, Darian Carter, Megan and Kylie Carter, Sara Beth Gerard, Ashley Bryant, Harli Livings ton, Denny Wells, Rebekah Mc Neil, Tucker Washburn, Savanna Jones, Sarah Davis, Dylan Ge rard, Janet Teague, Bobbi Croft, Amanda Rhoden, Kate Eccles, Jeweli King, Kerry Brewer, Abi gail Carpenter, Hunter Williams, Hayden Stevens, Chelsea Moore, Mia Fish, Jena Sands, Kyle Ryan, Vinnie Dang, Corlis Raulerson and Caitlyn Mason. Staci Staples and Spencer Norman-Gerard are the masters of ceremonies. rows are $10 by calling 259-6286. General admission tickets are $5 at the door. HIGGINBOTHAMS TOWING & RECOVERY P.O. BOX 1120, US 90 WEST GLEN ST. MARY, FL. 32040-1120 The following vehicle will be sold at public auc tion March 2, 2012, at 10:00 am, at Higginbothams Towing & Re cov ery, US 90 West, Glen St. Mary, FL. 32040. 2001 Volvo Tractor VIN# 4V4NC9TJ71N253783 2/16 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 02-2008-CA-000241 DIVISION: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. NICHOLAS JOSEPH POTURICH et al, Defendant(s). ______________________ ________________/ NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Re scheduling Foreclosure Sale dated January 30, 2012 and entered in Case NO. 02-2008-CA-000241 of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial Circuit in and for BAKER County, Florida wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is the Plaintiff and NICHOLAS JOSEPH POTURICH; TONI ANN POTURICH; JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FORMERLY KNOWN AS WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE BAKER COUNTY COURT HOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 8th day of March, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 20 RIVERVIEW ACRES, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 70 OF THE CURRENT PUB LIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA 32087 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on February 3, 2012. Al Fraser Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Jamie Crews Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F08107693 WMFIDELITY-SPECFHLMC--Team 3 **See Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this pro ceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Ms. Jan Phillips Human Resources Manager Alachua County Family/Civil Courthouse 201 E. University Avenue, Room 410 Gainesville, FL 32601 Phone: 352-337-6237 Fax: 352-374-5238 2/9-2/16 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 02-2008-CA-000241 DIVISION: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. NICHOLAS JOSEPH POTURICH et al, Defendant(s). _____________________________________/ ORDER RESCHEDULING FORECLOSURE SALE THIS CAUSE, having come to be heard on Plaintiffs Motion to Reschedule Foreclosure Sale, and the Court having considered the same, in particular having reviewed the Plaintiffs motion and the Plaintiffs letter to borrower attached thereto, and being otherwise fully advised in the premises, it is: ORDERED AND ADJUDGED as follows: 1. The Plaintiffs motion is GRANTED; 2. The foreclosure sale is hereby rescheduled for the 8th day of March, 2012. Sale to be held at AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE BAKER COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM. DONE AND ORDERED in Chambers in BAKER County, Florida, this 3rd day of January, 2012. PHYLLIS M. ROSIER Circuit Court Judge Donata S. Suplee, Esquire Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 All parties on the attached service list. WMFIDELITY-SPECFHLMC--Team 3 Service List 2/9-2/16 A R & R INC 10525 DUVAL LANE Phone (904) 259-4774 The following vehicle will be sold at public auc tion February 20, 2012 at 10:00 am at A R & R INC, 10525 Duval Lane, Macclenny, FL 32063. 1998 Honda Civic 2/16 PUBLIC NOTICE The quarterly meeting of the Baker County Local Mitigation Strategy Task Force will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 5, 2012, at the Baker County Emergency Operations Center, located at 1 Sheriffs Office Dr., Macclenny, Florida. All interested persons are invited to attend. 2/16 NOTICE OF SHERIFFS SALE NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execution issued in the County Court of Baker County, Florida, on the 10th day of March 2011, in the cause wherein, COUNTRY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, was plaintiff, and REAL BUREAU, JR., AND ANGELA S. BUREAU, were defendants, being Case No. 02-2006CA-0072 in said Court, I, Joey B. Dobson, as Sheriff of Baker County, Florida have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the parties named in the Writ of Execution, Real Bureau, Jr. and Angela S. Bureau, in and to the following described personal property, to-wit: Furniture pieces, televisions, appliances, decorative household items, camera, XB the BCSO at 904-259-0245 TEN DAYS prior check.), other misc items. A COMPLETE LIST OF ITEMS FOR SALE IS AVAILABLE AT THE BAKER COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE MONDAY-FRIDAY, 8:30AM-5:00PM. prior to the time of the sale.) I shall offer this property for sale, at Baker County Fair Grounds (Building), 5567 Lauramore Road, Macclenny, FL, County of Baker, State of Florida, on February 29, 2012 at the hour of 11:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as possible. I will offer for sale all of the defendants, Real Bureau, Jr. and Angela S. Bureau right, title and interest in the aforesaid personal property, at public auction and will sell the same, subject to taxes, all prior liens, encumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest and best bidder for CASH IN HAND. The proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above described execution. (NOTE: In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to par ticipate in this proceeding should contact the Baker County Sheriffs Office at (904) 259-0245 prior to the date of the sale.) JOEY B. DOBSON, Sheriff of Baker County, Florida By: Pamela L. Davis, D.S. 1/26-2/16 NOTICE OF SHERIFFS SALE NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execution issued in the County Court of Baker County, Florida, on the 20th day of December, 2011, in the cause wherein, COUNTRY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, was plaintiff, and VICTORIA RUISE, was defendant, be ing Case No. 02-2008-CA-0024 in said Court, I, Joey B. Dobson, as Sheriff of Baker County, Florida have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the party named in the Writ of Execution, Victoria Ruise, in and to the following described personal property, to-wit: 2004 Blue Nissan Maxima 4 door VIN#: 1N4BA41E24C899848 prior to the time of the sale.) I shall offer this property for sale, at Higginbo thams Towing & Recovery, 7611 W. Mount Vernon St., Glen St. Mary, FL, County of Baker, State of Florida, on February 28, 2012 at the hour of 11:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as possible. I will offer for sale all of the defendants, Victoria Ruise, right, title and interest in the aforesaid personal property, at public auction and will sell the same, subject to taxes, all prior liens, encumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest and best bidder for CASH IN HAND. The proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above described execution. (NOTE: In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in this proceed ing should contact the Baker County Sheriffs Office at (904) 259-0245 prior to the date of the sale.) JOEY B. DOBSON, Sheriff of Baker County, Florida By: Pamela L. Davis, D.S. 1/26-2/16 NOTICE OF REVISED DATES OF PUBLIC MEETINGS and WORKSHOPS OF THE NORTH FLORIDA BROADBAND AUTHORITY The North Florida Broadband Authority (NFBA) an nounced the 2012 meeting schedule originally pub lished in January for the NFBA Board of Directors for all interested persons to attend has changed. The NF BA 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, Lafay ette, Levy, Madison, Putnam, 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: NFBA meet at 10 a.m. on the last Wednesday of each NW Madison St., Ste. 103, Lake City Florida. An 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 Dis abilities 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. 2/16 NOTICE OF SHERIFFS SALE NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execution issued in the County Court of Baker County, Florida, on the 27th day of December, 2011, in the cause wherein, COUNTRY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, was plaintiff, and TAMICA RUISE, was defendant, be ing Case No. 02-2003-CC-0163 in said Court, I, Joey B. Dobson, as Sheriff of Baker County, Florida have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the party named in the Writ of Execution, Tamica Ruise, in and to the following described personal property, to-wit: 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe (Black) VIN#: 1GNEC13Z02R314783 prior to the time of the sale.) I shall offer this property for sale, at Higginbo thams Towing & Recovery, 7611 W. Mount Vernon St., Glen St. Mary, FL, County of Baker, State of Florida, on February 28, 2012 at the hour of 11:10 a.m., or as soon thereafter as possible. I will offer for sale all of the defendants, Tamica Ruise, right, title and interest in the aforesaid personal property, at public auction and will sell the same, subject to taxes, all prior liens, encumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest and best bidder for CASH IN HAND. The proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above described execution. (NOTE: In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in this proceed ing should contact the Baker County Sheriffs Office at (904) 259-0245 prior to the date of the sale.) JOEY B. DOBSON, Sheriff of Baker County, Florida By: Pamela L. Davis, D.S. 1/26-2/16 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 02-2009-CA-000118 GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS OF SARA P. ONEAL; KEITH ONEAL; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KEITH ONEAL; NATALIE MAX WELL; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF NATALIE MAXWELL; JONATHAN ONEAL; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JONA THAN ONEAL, 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 TENANT #1; UN KNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s). ______________________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, AS SIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, TRUSTEES OF SARA ONEAL, DECEASED; Whose residence are/is unknown. YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your answer or written defenses, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiffs attorney, Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 336191328, telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-0559, within thirty days of the first publication of this Notice, the nature of this proceeding being a suit for foreclosure of mortgage against the following described property, to wit: A LOT BEGINNING 42 FEET NORTH OF THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 19 EAST, THENCE RUN EAST 212 FEET, WEST 212 FEET, AND THENCE RUN SOUTH IN THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTH WEST 1/4 OF SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 19 EAST. SAID LANDS SIT UATE LYING AND BEING IN BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. If you fail to file your answer or written defenses in the above proceeding, on plaintiffs attorney, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition. DATED at BAKER County this 25th day of January, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Julie Combs Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Law offices of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, Florida 33619 Phone: (813) 915-8660 Fax: (813) 915-0559 In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the ASA Coordinator no later than seven (7) days prior to the proceedings. If hearing impaired, please call (800) 955-8771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice), via Florida Relay Service. 2/9-2/16 REQUEST FOR INFORMATION The North Florida Broadband Authority (NFBA) announces a Network Operator Request for Infor mation to which all interested parties are invited to respond. 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, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Jef ferson, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Putnam, Suwannee, Taylor, Union and Wakulla Counties and municipalities of Cedar Key, Cross City, Lake City, Live Oak, Monti cello, Perry, White Springs and Worthington Springs, Florida. The NFBA is issuing this for Information (RFI) to prospective network opera tors for NFBAs broadband middle microwave network, and to any other parties interested in promoting the success of NFBAs mission. Through this RFI, NFBA will gather information from interested parties to sup port the development of a Request for Proposals for a Network Operator. The official Network Operator RFI document can be requested by emailing Faith Doyle at fdoyle@nfba.net. Please submit your responses to Faith Doyle at NFBA by February 22, 2012 as de scribed in RFI Section 6, Response Guidance. Thank you for your consideration of this Request. 2/16 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011-CA-000130 TD BANK, N.A., as successor by merger with Carolina First Bank, as successor by merger with Mercantile Bank, Plaintiff, vs. TROY THRIFT; et al., Defendants. _____________________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judg ment of Foreclosure dated February 6, 2012 entered in Civil Case No. 2011-CA-000130 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida, wherein TD BANK, N.A. is Plaintiff and TROY THRIFT; et al., are Defendant(s). I will sell to the highest bidder for cash, at the front door of the Baker County Courthouse, 339 E. Mac clenny Ave., Macclenny, FL at 11:00 oclock a.m. on the 22 day of March, 2012 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: of NE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of said Section 19, 1/4 of SE 1/4 of said Section 19 a dis tance of 90 feet; thence East a distance of thence West a distance of 10 feet; thence ner of NE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of said Section 19; of SE 1/4 of said Section 19 a distance of of State Road No. 23-A presently estab feet; thence East a distance of 50 feet; thence East a distance of 10 feet; thence line a distance of 73 feet to the Point of Street address: 12421 North CR 23-A, Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 9th day of February, 2012. AL FRASER Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Julie Combs Deputy Clerk Daniel S. Mandel, Esq. DANIEL S. MANDEL, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff 2700 N. Military Trail, Ste. 355 Boca Raton, FL 33431 Tel: (561) 826-1740 Fax: (561) 826-1741 2/16-2/23 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) _______________________________________/ AMENDED 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, FOREST GLEN, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, East door of the Baker County Courthouse, Macclenny, Florida 32063 at 11:00 AM, on March 8, 2012. DATED THIS 3rd DAY OF February, 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 3rd day of February, 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: any accommodation in order to participate in this the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Ms. Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Family and Civil Justice Center, 201 East University this notification if the time before the scheduled or voice impaired, call 711. e Court Interpreter Program at interpreter@circuit8.org 2/16-2/23 LEGA L NOTICES Perry Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc.Commercial/Residential Roofing Contractor 16 Colors 662-5473 cell.Locally Owned & OperatedLicensed & Insured CC#1326882 Lifetime Architectural Shingles or 29 ga. Metal Roof $395000Expires 33/31/11 Lifetime Architectural Shingles or 29 ga. Metal Roof $495000Expires 3/31/1110% OffAny repairs or gutter work over $500Expires 3/31/11 "Your Hometown Metal Expert" rr rfnt b n b rnb nnn fnrntbnbnb rbbbbr nt nb tbtrn n rb n rrrnrn rb rttrbb n r brn bbr rnbtn n bbrrr r bnbnrn rnt rtrnrbtnr r r r r r f n Sundress City Outlet Pawnderosa We buy ALL precious metalsGold, Silver, Platinum & More!We BEAT all local GOLD BUYING prices by10% LOW Interest Loans are our specialty! Our interest rates are 5% CHEAPER on pawns!OPEN LATE! Monday Friday 9 am 7 pm | Saturday 9 am 3 pmLocated next to Jiffy Lube on SR 121 in Macclenny Call today! 259-8484 FREE Jewelry Cleaning NOW OPEN! 5325 Woodlawn Rd. Macclenny904.631.0152 Copper | Aluminum Brass | Steel Batteries | Radiators Notice of Public HearingNotice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, April 10 at 5 P.M. for comment on the Macclenny Housing Authority and Baker County Housing Assistance Program FY2012 Agency Plan Annual Updates as required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The FY 2012 Agency Plan Annual Updates will be available 402 E. Stansell Avenue Macclenny, Florida 32063 The Public Hearing will also be held at this location. Any person wishing ing with the Executive Director of the Macclenny Housing Authority at ment of Housing and Urban Development. PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON Tire retailer under new ownership Phil Duval (center) is the new owner of the Macclenny garage formerly known as Mixon Tire and Lube. He and garage man ager Richard Ferry (right) joined members of the Chamber of Commerce for a brief ribbon cutting ceremony at the South 6th Street location about 9:15 am on February 3. Mr. Duval said the shop, now known as Macclenny Tire and Lube, oers a wider selection of tires and maintenance services, including brakes. The business is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm and 7:30 am to 2 pm on Saturdays. Also pictured from left are Chamber members Joyce Davis and Christy Beasley, Chamber vice president Dana Wood and president Joel Barber. Inmates at county jail who dont have a high school diploma have am ple opportunity to make good use of all that spare time on their hands. And judging from the number of inmates who have received their GED high school equivalency degrees in recent years, a respectable number are taking advantage of a program offered jointly by the school districts adult education program and the sheriffs department. The purpose is to get them to complete the education that they started and for one reason or another didnt complete, said Ann Watts, the school districts director of career and adult education. Many of them have the maturity level where they now can see the value in it [get ting a GED] and theyve decided this is a good use of their time, she said. The study course that draws mostly lo cal inmates but can also include those in the custody of the US Marshals Service is held once a week on Fridays for six hours of in dividual and group instruction by Gary Tay lor, who teaches a similar course at Baker Correctional. It takes between 120-160 days to com plete the requirements and pass the test, ures jumped a bit with 11 graduates among the 18 enrollees. Students are both male and female, though the classes are not co-ed. According to Sam Kitching, who coordinates GED studies for the sher iffs department, the class roll is running about the same this year. So why do inmates, other than the fact that they have time on their hands, decide to enter the program? Mr. Kitching says hes made several observations. useful while Im in here; second, I tried this once before, but I think I can do this now; and third, I would really like to do this because when I get out of here I can do something useful and get a job easier, he said. years as department chief) says that sounds about right. Many of them reach a point where this makes sense, and theyve got the time in there to think about what theyll do when they get out, she believes. lives that may have gotten them into jail prompts them to ponder their future without the high school degree they should have gotten years ago. The Baker County school district originally billed the sheriffs de partment for a portion of Mr. Taylors salary, but Ms. Watts secured a $50,000 federal grant that covers both the salary and supplies and now extends GED classes through the summer and not just during the regular school year. Outside of the jail, the adult ed program graduated 91 students last spring, which the director says is the highest number ever. She expects the 2012 class to be about the same size. valuable partner to us in helping that portion of our population [in jail] to meet their goals, said Director Watts. Other than the GED classes, Mr. Kitching notes that inmates have ac cess to a life skills program at the jail and to substance abuse counseling that are in some cases court ordered as part of a sentence. Instructor Gary Taylor meets with GED students at the county jail for six hours on Fridays. The program expands to the summer months this year. 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 the 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. Forestry pageant entries are sought The Miss Baker County For estry Scholarship Pageant will be held March 16 and 17 at the Womans Club of Macclenny. It is an official preliminary to the Miss Florida Forestry State Scholarship Pageant. The pageant is co-sponsored by Mary Kay Cosmetics and the Womans Club of Macclenny. There are eight age divisions ranging in age from Baby to Mrs. The Miss Florida Forestry Scholarship Pageant is designed to bring attention to the use and protection of our forests. This pageant system seeks well rounded young ladies who will be able to represent the countys forestry industry at the state pageant and throughout the year at various events. The pag stage questions (Teen Miss and Miss) and on stage modeling of evening wear. For entry information, call Sydney Ferreira at 307-8442. PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON Valentines Day at COA Some 50 seniors gathered at the Council on Aging in downtown Macclenny the evening of February 14 to celebrate Valentines Day with a dinner, desserts and dancing. Pictured above from left are Bernice Yates, Marian Prevatt and David Kurtz shortly after dinner among a bevy of red roses and balloons. The COAs Darlene Rockafeller was pleased to see so many attend. Theres more people here than Ive ever seen before and Ive been here four years, she said. Many of them have the maturity level where they now can see the value in it and theyve decided this is a good use of their time. Ann Watts Director of Career & Adult Education for Baker County School District PHOTO COURTESY OF BCHS DR A M A DE PA RTMENT Sarah Davis (center) and the cast of Broadway in Baker sing Thoroughly Mod ern Millie. Broadway in Baker opens 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. 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ursday, February 16, 2012 T B C P Page 11 Page 10 FEBRUARY 16, 2012 Come celebrate our 11 h Aniveay & HomecomingatSanderson Christian Revival CenterHwy. 229 & corner of Sapp Rd.February 19, 2012at 10:45 amSpecial Guests: The BrowdersPastor Harold Finley and the congregation welcome you to come and worship with us! Dinner following the service. 904-266-2337 904-387-0055 Baldwin Jacksonville Arrangements made in your home or our facility Fair & Reasonable Prices Funeral & Cremation Services Locally Owned & Family Operated Proudly Serving Northeast Florida www.giddensreedfh.com Gid Giddens 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 MACCLENNY C HURCH OF C HRIST573 S. 5th S t. 259-6059Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am Fellowship 10:30 am 11:00 amWorship Services 11:00 am Wed. Bible Study 7:30 pmMinister Sam F. Kitching 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 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 New Hope Church, Inc. 23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am Sunday Childrens Church 11:00 am Sunday Evening Services 6:00 pm Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting 7:00 pmPastor J. C. Lauramore welcomes all 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 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 Sanderson Congregational Holiness ChurchCR 127 N., Sanderson, FL Sunday School 10:00 am Morning Worship 11:00 amSunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm Wed. Evening Prayer Serv. 7:30 pmPastor: Oral E. Lyons The Road to CalvaryCorner of Madison & Stoddard Glen St. Mary Rev. Tommy & Doris 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 www.MacclennyRehab.com Close to home National Award winning Four star rated Loving & caring sta Quality rehab center with experienced therapists I have been a patient in 3 of the most well known nursing homes in Jacksonville but Macclenny Nursing & Rehab Center is the best I have ever been in. I love it here!Norma Harper, Patient 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 Welcome First Baptist Church of SandersonCR 229 S., Sanderson FLSunday School ....... 10:00 am Sun. Morning Worship 11:00 am Sun. Evening Worship .. 6:00 pm Wed. Eve. Bible Study .. 7:00 pm Pastor Bob Christmashttp://www.fbcofsanderson.org Mary Blalock, 90, of Glen St. Mary Mary Louise Blalock, 90, of Glen St. Mary died Friday, Feb ruary 3, 2012. She was a resi dent of Macclenny Nursing and Rehab Center for the last eleven months. Survivors include daughters Nina (Bobby) Christmas of Glen St. Mary, Frances Potts and Lin da Murphy, both of Sylvester, GA; son James Earl Jimmy (Julia) Blalock Jr. of Leesburg, GA; brother Gordon (Susan) Roland of St. Petersburg; 14 grandchildren; 38 great-grand children; 17 great-great-grand children. The funeral service was held February 6 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel in Sylvester. In terment followed at Evergreen Cemetery with Rev. Jesse Hath Kathryn Bobo, 93, of Macclenny Kathryn Yvette Bobo, 93, of Macclenny died February 14, 2012. She was born in Browns ville, Texas to the late Robert Emmett Isom and Kathryn Anne Nevill on December 9, 1918. She was a resident of Baker County since 2011 after moving from Kingsland, GA. Kathryn enjoyed traveling, RVs, bird watching, playing bridge and golf. She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years Lacy LaVerne Bobo and daughter Patricia Ann Driscoll. Survivors include daughters Marilyn Kay Gravett of TX and LaVerna Kay Genest of King sland, GA; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Servic es is in charge of arrangements. Norma Menges of Hampton, VA Norma Jean Menges, 81, died Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at her home. Born in Oakland, CA, she lived in many different plac es including Baker County for nine years, Texas and recently Hampton, VA. Norma was for merly the owner and operator of Norma Menges Stables and was also a hospice nurse for 13 years. She lived life to the fullest by traveling to many destinations throughout the world, and also dedicating herself to the caring for people and animals through out her life. Survivors include daughters Ruth Howard of Springhill, FL. Linda Baca of High Springs, FL AR; son Edward (Debbie) Rul estead of Andrews, TX; grand daughter Shellie (Jonathan) Lundquist of Macclenny, now stationed with the Navy in Vir and seven great-grandchildren. A service to celebrate Nor mas life was held at 10 am Friday at the Christian Village Community Center in Newport News, VA. The family requests be made to your local hospice organization or animal shelter. Berceuse Funeral and Crema tion Traditions in Hampton was in charge of arrangements. Pete Peterson, 82, of Forest City, NC Reverend C.L. Pete Peter son, 82, of Forest City, NC, died Saturday, February 11, 2012 at Hospice House. Pete was born May 30, 1929 in Mitchell County, NC to the late Charlie L. Peterson and Julia Edwards Peterson. He was a retired Church of God minis ter whose ministry spanned over 50 years. He also worked for Bost Bakery in Shelby for 18 years, Western Auto in Forest City for 12 years and Sara Lee for 10 years. He was a member of State Street Church of God in Marion. He was a mechanic, enjoyed wood working and loved music along with playing the guitar. In ad dition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years Mary Lucy Peterson, daughter Deborah Jennings and two sisters. Survivors include wife Laura Raulerson Peterson; daugh ters Brenda (Ken) Hunsucker of Cherryville, NC and Rita (Larry) Hester of Pelham, AL; son Rev. Danny (Tina) Peter son of King, NC; step-daughters Elaine (Norris) Duncan of Gall atin, TN, Pat (Curtis) McNeal of Glen St. Mary, Sandy (Rev. J.C.) Lauramore of Macclenny, FL and Angel (Brian) Radford of Rutherfordton, NC; step-son Andy (Kathy) Raulerson of Hi ram, GA; six grandchildren; 11 grandchildren; 16 step-greatgrandchildren. The funeral service was held the evening of February 14 at Pleasant View Community Church with Revs. Danny Peter son, Danny McCain and Eddie side service was held the after noon of February 15 at Eternal ers, memorials are suggested to Hospice of Rutherford Coun ty, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043. Harrelson Funeral Home was in charge of arrange ments. Robert Sweat, 68, of Macclenny Robert Sweat, 68, of Macclen ny died February 9, 2012. He was born in Macclenny to the late Alfred and Polly Crews Sweat on June 24, 1943. He was a lifelong resident of Macclenny and retired in 1984 from the Ironwork ers Local 597 after 24 years of service. Robert was co-owner and operator with his wife Konnie of Konnies Klear Pools for 23 years. country and bluegrass music and watch the western chan nel. He was predeceased by his daughter Samantha Fraizer and brothers Frank, Leroy and Hen ry Sweat. Survivors include his loving wife of 30 years Konnie Sweat; children Brenda Crosby, Anita (Toby) Covington, Holly (Keith) Higginbotham, Robert (Saman tha) Sweat Jr., Billy (Tiffany) Clarkson and Heather (Em mett) Glasgow; sisters Elizabeth Lowery, Ruby (Johnny Wayne) Anderson, Barbara Ann (Dave) Hohmann, Ola Mae Sweat and Pencie (Dan) Roberts; grand children Chasidy, Ricky, Amy, Tiffany, Keith, Kalynn, Joshua, Mason, Seth, Kinsey and Cade; great-grandchildren Annslee, Tar alynn, Bailey, Jackson, Jace, Jasper, Tyler, Brayli, Ava and Trinity. The funeral service was held on Monday, February 13 at 2 pm at Raiford Road Church with Interment followed at Wood lawn Cemetery in Macclenny. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements. Ester Yonn, 70, of Moniac, GA Ester Mae Maw Maw Yonn, 70, died Monday, February 13, 2012. She was born August 24, 1941 in Moniac, GA to the late Enoch and Ruby Raulerson Burnsed. Maw Maw worked as a supervi sor at Stone Container Bag Plant in Yulee and was a mem ber of Mo niac Baptist Church. She was predeceased by her husband of 44 years Brownie; children Walter Yonn and Ann Mullen. Survivors include son Timo thy Yonn (Angie) of Fernandina Beach; daughter Denise Nor Burnsed (Florence) and Wade Burnsed (Deloris) of McRae, GA; sister Ruth Bates (Bill) of Macclenny; 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 16 at 11:30 am at her church with terment will follow in North Prong Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening, February 15 from 6-8 pm at Cedar Bay Funeral Home, 405 New Berlin Road, Jackson ville. C.L. Peterson Robert Sweat Ester Mae Yonn In loving memory of Albert Cox Sr 2/21/1945 2/9/2010 Were never ready to say goodbye to someone we hold dear. If it were up to us, dear Dad, wed always keep you here. But God has reasons of His own and plans we cannot know, and these are always for our good though it may seem not so. Our arms are empty and our grief, for we who loved each day too brief. Yet if we could only Heaven see, wed know youre happy there and we would never call you back when such great joy you share. And so well trust you to Gods great care and now some day, once more, well hold you to our hearts again when we reach Heavens shore. LOVE, WIFE, CHI L DREN AND GRANDCHI L DREN In loving memory of Nellie Elsie Gaskins February 2, 1984 Twenty-six years have passed since you were here; you were so very special and so very dear. Our hearts long for the many times we shared, but we know that you knew how much we re ally cared. So go ahead, Mother, take your rest. As much as we loved you, God loves you and knows best. YOUR CHI L DREN, LUMARK, RICHARD, LONNIE, EARTHA, MOZE LL, ANNAGUSTA AND GRANDCHI L DREN McCrays Holiness Outreach in Olustee is holding a special service February 18 at 7:30 pm for its building fund program. The messenger will be Elder Ber nard McCray. Heartfelt thanks food and words of comfort dur ing our loss we would like to say a heartfelt thank you. Joan was a unique person, and for those of us that knew and loved her she will be forever missed. The family of Joan Pearl Mobley Smith Heartfelt thanks The family of the lovely Ms. Frances Lee Monroe would like to thank everyone for the special cards, phone calls, food, prayers and any acts of kindness during our time of loss. Sincerely, Her Daughters and their families Heartfelt thanks The family of Bill Durrance would like to extend its grati tude to all those who have sup ported us during our father and grandfathers illness and passing. Its such a blessing to know that we have such wonderful family, friends, and neighbors that we can rely on. Your prayers and kindness mean more to us than we can ever express. Thank you to our church fami lies at Christian Fellowship Tem ple and Destiny People Worship Center, friends and neighbors, and especially the many prayers. We were so blessed that our father and grandfather lived life to the fullest in his 91 years of life. We would like to say a spe cial thank you to the staff of Mac clenny Nursing and Rehab for the compassionate care that was given to our loved one. To Pastor Timmy Thomas, we will forever be grateful for the time that you spent with him and prayed with him which ultimate ly led to his salvation; its such a comfort to know that one day we will be together again. Kathy and Riley Rhoden, Debbie and Phil Rhoden, Riley, Connie Rhoden and family, Jana and Kevin Sowell and family In loving memory of Bill Williams 7/23/1945 2/16/2010 The love of a wonderful hus band is something that always precious memories long after his presence is gone. I will always feel the warmth of his caring. His memory will never part, for the love of a won derful husband will forever live on inside my heart. I MISS Y OU W ITH EVER Y PASSING DA Y, In loving memory of Bill Williams 7/23/1945 2/16/2010 Two years ago you went away to take a well-earned rest and of all the Daddies and Grandpas we were lucky to get the BEST!! WE L OVE AND MISS Y OU, Y OUR DAUGHTER HEIDI ( TIM) Y OUR SON AL AN ( SAND Y) AND GRANDCHI L DREN BRITTAN Y ( KRIS), WINSTON, BRIANNA AND WHITNE Y Open house at Phantom Fireworks Sharing a laugh at the Baker County Chamber of Commerce-sponsored open house at the new Phantom Fire works store in south Macclenny the evening of February 9 are (from left) Dan Peart, director of the showroom operations for the Ohio-based reworks retailer, Wade Barlow (back to camera) of Total Merchant Services of Macclenny and Corey Crews, the local manager. Phantom opened its million dollar-plus store at the corner of I-10 and SR 228 in the nal days of 2011 following a half-year of construction. The reworks chain, with 1200 stores nationwide, was for years located in the old Stuckeys store across SR 228 on the northeast corner of the interchange. Phantom has another retail store near St. Augustine. 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ursday, February 16, 2012 T B C P Page 13 Page 12 FEBRUARY 16, 2012 School Lunch MENU 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, February 20 Presidents Day No School Tuesday, February 21 Breakfast: Breakfast burrito, peach slices and milk. Lunch: Baked chicken or beef nuggets both served with steamed rice. Choice of with dressing, sliced apples and milk. Wednesday, February 22 Breakfast: Sausage biscuit, pineapple juice and milk. Lunch: Taco salad with tortilla chips and homemade whole grain roll or grilled sides: steamed corn, lettuce and tomato blend, seasonal fresh fruit and milk. Thursday, February 23 Breakfast: Toasted cheese sandwich apple juice and milk. Lunch: Sloppy joe on a bun or baked chicken nuggets with a homemade whole green beans, whipped potatoes with gravy, diced pears and milk. Friday, February 24 Breakfast: Enriched cereal with slice of toast, orange juice and milk. Lunch: Beef and bean burrito or beef vegetable soup with a grilled cheese raw vegetables with dressing, seasonal fresh fruit and milk SCHOOL ACTIVITIES BCHS: Drama presentation, Broadway in Baker 5 7 pm, Junior Varsity and Varsity soft ball at Terry Parker, 4:30 pm, Baseball vs. Ridgeview, 6 pm KIS: KADET, 9:15 am, WES: Good Morning Show Club Mtg., 8 am Tutoring/after school reading club, 3:15 pm February 17 BCHS: Drama presentation, Broadway in Baker 5, 7 pm, FFA Poultry contest, Baseball at Fleming Island, 3:30 pm, Varsity Softball vs. Clay, 6 pm BCMS: Spring pictures PK/K: Positive Behavior Support Silly Sock Hop February 18 BCHS: Drama presentation, Broadway in Baker 5, 7 pm, FFA Poultry contest February 19 BCHS: Drama presentation, Broadway in Baker 5, 7 pm February 20 District-wide: Presidents Day Holiday-No School BCHS: Base ball at Middleburg, 4 pm February 21 District-wide: School Board Meeting, School Board room, 6:30 pm BCHS: auditions for Annie, Varsity Softball vs For rest, 6 pm, Baseball at Forrest, 6 pm BCMS: Majorettes, 2 pm KIS: KADET, 9:15 am WES: Just Say No! Club Meeting, 8 am, Tutor ing/After School Reading Club, 3:15 February 22 BCHS: Drama Annie Audi tions BCMS: 1/2 Accelerated Reading Points Due KIS: Dream Writers Session #4, 3:45 pm WES: Spring pictures and club pictures, Merrie Melodies Club Meeting, 8 am The City of Macclenny Fire Department, Christmas 4 Kids & their support group would like to say:Because of the following donors, this year we were able to put a smile on 398 childrens faces this Christmas. This program is set up to assist the un fortunate and underprivileged families within our community. It allows Mom and Dad, not an agency or group, to be able to provide Christmas for their child(ren). 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. Thank you, Baker County, for all you have done!Alachua Enviromental Services ASAP Interiors The Baker County Press Baker Guns and Gold Pawn Baker Manor Bennetts Feed Farm & Pet Center Calendars China Buffet China Dragon Chuck Satterwhite Insurance Collins Realty Group Combs Builders Department of Transportation Dollar General of Macclenny Erin Simon First Federal Bank of Macclenny Gator Patricks Gene Long George Weeks, DDS PA GF Florida Harry Brown Funeral Directors J. Parker Enterprises K & J Trophies L.V. Hiers Lauramore Construction Macclenny Motor Parts Macclenny Mower and Saw Mr. & Mrs. James Wilk Mr. & Mrs. Larry Portereld New Wave Heating & Air Peter Jansen MD PA Pier 6 Seafood & Steakhouse Randy Powell Construction Sanderson Pipe Snow Brothers Racing Sports Shak of Macclenny Starbucks Tecson Family Practice The Ofce Mart Toys For Tots Marine Corps Reserve Tregoning Industries Wafe House WalMart DC #6099 Management Team & Associates WalMart SuperCenter Wells Insurance Agency WJXRThank You!! Are you an out-of-school pregnant and/or parenting youth, male or female, between the ages of 18-21? Do you need to earn your high school equivalency diploma through GED testing?The Baker County School District, in partnership with First Coast Workforce Development, Inc. and WorkSource, is proud to offer the WIA YESParticipants who meet WIA eligibility criteria will receive: FREE GED preparation classes (value $30) FREE GED testing (value $70) Classes for the YES out of school youth program are held at: Baker County Adult Education Center | 523 W. Minnesota Avenue, Macclenny Monday Friday 9:00 am 1:00 pmPre-registration is required. For more information, contact Teri Ambrose YES WE HAVE THE SOLUTION! Participants who meet 17 VEHICLES PRICEDUNDER $10,000 rfnttbfff frfrftffGordonchevy.net Additional $ 500 Trade Value or $ 250 OFF Bring in this coupon and ask for Stephen! OPEN SUNDAY 1 6 PM1166 Blanding Blvd. | Orange Park (904) 272-2200Sales Hours: Monday-Friday 9 am 7 pm, Sat. 9 am 6 pm rfnr trbrbrfnftrbbff f NOTICE OF A PROPOSED CHANGE (NOPC) TO THE CEDAR CREEK DEVELOPMENT OF REGIONAL IMPACT (DRI) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held on Monday, February 20, 2012 at 6:00 pm, and Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 6:00 pm, or as soon therea er as possible, by the Baker County Board of County Commissioners in the County Administration Building at 55 North 3rd Street, Macclenny, Florida, 32063. Davis & Davis, LLP have submitted a Notice of Proposed Change (NOPC) seeking to modify by Resolution the Cedar Creek Development of Regional Impact by removing certain lands owned by Davis & Davis, LLP from the Development of Regional Impact as outlined in the map below. On the above mentioned dates, all interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Resolution which is titled as follows: RESOLUTION NO. 2012A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BAKER COUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDA, MODIFYING THE CEDAR CREEK DEVELOPMENT OF REGIONAL IMPACT DEVELOPMENT ORDER (RESOLUTION 200815); FINDING THE MODIFICATION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A SUBSTANTIAL DEVIATION; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Copies of said resolution may be examined by any member of the public in the Baker County Planning & Zoning Department at 360 East Shuey Avenue, Macclenny, Florida, 32063. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing, he will need a record of the proceedings and for such purpose he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which appeal is to be based. NOTICE TO PERSONS NEEDING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS AND TO ALL HEARING IMPAIRED PERSONS: In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodations or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the Administration O ce at (904) 259-3613, at least 48 hours prior to the time of the hearing. For hearing impaired individuals, call Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955-8770, no later than ve (5) days prior to the date of this meeting. MISSIONERS OF BAKER 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 Ha 14h Aniveay & Ha Ventines Dy! I ove ou, Amy! Yu Husbnd, Cleve 2 Celeatins ~ 1 Scia D Wanda,I love you.E.L.S.M. Donald Howard Roofing & Home Improvements Inc.Licensed & Insured License # CCC1327472 30 Year Architectural Shingles Oh, the years, where did they go? Miss Sweet-16 is now the big Seven-0!! Eva is celebrating all year long. Rejoice with her as she ushers in another decade! MONDAY........... Presidents Day THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS will be 904.259.2400 104 S. Fith Street Macclenny, FL 32063 www.bakercountypress.com The Combs-Swindell fam ily reunion will be held February 25 in the bingo hall of the Moose Lodge in Macclenny from 1-5 pm. For more information call Bonny Lindsey at 904-483-6011. Please bring a covered dish. Jack and Betty Taylor Celebrating golden anniversary Jack and Betty Taylor of Glen St. Mary, along with family and friends, will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on February 20th in Lake City. The couple was married February 21, 1965 in Ludowici, GA and have Registration for the March GED test will be held at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, February 28 at the Baker County school districts ca reer and adult education building at 523 West Minnesota Avenue in Macclenny. Registration will be limited to minimum of two hours for GED registration. The testing fee of cial Security card are required at registration. Discounted testing fees are available for Baker County adult education students who are cur rently enrolled in the GED prepa ration program with a minimum of 12 hours class time. The GED test will be given March 19, 20 and 21. The next scheduled test will be adminis tered in May. For more informa tion about GED registration, con tact Wanda Conner at 259-0403. Baker County school districts career and adult education, 523 West Minnesota Avenue, will be administering the T.A.B.E. test to the public on February 16. Registration will be at 8:45 am, testing will begin at 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. The testing fee of $20 and valid picture ID are required at the time of registration. For questions contact Wanda Conner at 259-0403. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE BA KER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT Kelley Norman is districts top teacher The annual plaque presentation to the Baker County school district teachers of the year was held on Tuesday, February 7 at the Baker County School Board meeting room. Pictured above are (front row from left) Cheryl Rhoden of Westside Elementary, Carylon Padgett of Keller Intermediate, Glenda Scallan of Baker County Middle School, Eleanor Cumpston of Macclenny Elementary, (back row from left) Superintendent Sherrie Raulerson, county-wide Teacher of the Year Kelley Norman of Baker High and Vivian Lucas of the PreK Center. Mrs. Norman will represent the district competing for Florida Teacher of the Year, who will be announced later this year. Mass of arctic air swooped over the area last weekend This ice tree stands as testimony to a February freeze that blew down from Canada into the Deep South Saturday and Sunday night, dipping low tem peratures into the high teens in pre-dawn hours. Robert Lane said he left the sprinkler on beside this scrub oak in the front yard of his residence on Otis Yarbrough Rd. northwest of Macclenny to create a winter wonderland aura that quickly began to melt as the sun rose the morning of February 6. Tem peratures will rise over the next 10 days, with rain forecast toward the weekend. No weather-related incidents were reported during the freeze. Out of County SubscribersFed up with your copy of The Press arriving late, or not at all? We have a cost-effective solution to your problem.Subscribe to our E edition @ www.bakercountypress.com COPIES Black & white/Full color T O M 110 South Fifth St. FAXES Only $1.29 per page plus tax SEND & RECEIVE T O M 110 South Fifth St. Camille BeckmanThis unique restorative cream moisturizes and nourishes through the careful blending of Glycerine, Vitamin E, Aloe Vera, Wheat Protein, Almond Oil, and Botanical Extracts. Find the best hand cream in the nation exclusively at... 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ursday, February 16, 2012 T B C P Page 15 Page 14 T B C P ursday, February 16, 2012 Used 28x80 Fleetwood doublewide, super clean $39,995 4 BR, 2 BA. Call Ridge 386418-0424. 2/2-23c No money down if you own your land. 3 BR $299/month, 4 BR $399/month. Call 259-4663. Wayne Frier Macclenny Factory Outlet, I-10 and exit 336. 2/2-3/8c 2 BR 14x56 $7,500, 2 BR 14x70 $5000. Includes delivery 259-4663. 2/16-3/8c 2 BR, 1BA set up with air $799 down $179/month. Owner will nance. Call 386-719-5641. 2/6-16c 2012, 3 BR, 2 BA $32,995 delivered and set-up. Call 386418-0435. 2/2-23c deals. We include every thing-home, A/C, permits, well, power pole, septic tank and land if needed. Call Kyle 386-418-0438. 2/2-23c 2011, 3 BR, 2 BA, never lived in, built for elderly couple. Reduced $10K for quick sale. Call Mike at 386-754-0127. 2/16-23c 2012, 3 BR doublewide delivered $29,900 you pick colors, 259-4663. Wayne Frier Macclenny Factory Outlet, I-10 and exit 336. 2/2-3/8c Limited time only on all select models. Take an additional $500 off the factory rebates cost. Call Mike at 386-754-0127. 2/16-23c Class i fied ads and no tic es must be paid in advance, and be in our office no lat er than 4:00 pm the Monday preceding pub li ca tion, unless otherwise arranged in advance. Ads can be mailed provided they are accom panied by payment and instructions. They should be mailed to: Class i fied Ads, The Bak er County Press, P.O. Box 598, Mac clen ny, FL 32063. We can not assume responsibility for ac curacy of ads or notices given over the telephone. Li a bil i ty for errors in all advertis ing 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 advertising or any oth er mate ri al which in the opinion of the publisher does not meet standards of publication. Pres sure washing. 259-7335. 8/11tfc Seasoned oak rewood, cut and split $100 standard size pick-up load. Can de liver for $125, 904-653-1149. 2/16-3/8p Ofce Supplies, printer and fax cartridg es, rubber stamps and much more. We specialize in hard to nd items. The Ofce Mart, 110 S. 5th Street. 259-3737. 4/28tfc 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 Pop-up camper Niagra Elite, dinette slide, 2 king beds, garage kept 904-672-8272. 2/16p 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 2002 Victory Motorcycle v92c 36k very nice $5,000 OBO for information call or text 352-494-0190. 2/16p wheelchairs for sale; one electric lift wheelchair; bathroom shower chair. 904-771-2751 or 904-534-2056. 2/16-23p bed; workplace central A/C unit; bedroom furniture; pool table 8382287. 2/9-16p The Franklin Mercantile is now open for your business Fridays and Saturdays, 10AM 5PM; Railroad crossing in Glen; 259-6040. 1/26tfc 2009 travel trailer 38 ft, self contained, 2 electric slides, awning, W/D, shower, tub, tri-axle, many extras. $23,500 obo, 443306-8710. 2/9-16p Fit express hydraulic gym equipment, 18 pieces, looks new. Retails at $1,600 each, asking $500 each obo. Will trade for golf cart or small pick-up truck. Serious inqui ries only 904-813-1918, 904-813-1914 or 912-843-2195. 2/16p Kubota diesel mower ZD326, 600 hours, 26 hp. $7,000. Call 904-412-6450. 2/9-16p Beautiful natural honey-pine dining room set. Includes 42x60 oblong table -with two 10 inch leaves, two arm chairs and four side chairs, $300. Please call Brenda at 904-807-7587. 2/16p big screen TVs. 1 working, 1 not. $100 for both, 259-3352. 2/6-16p 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 brand new for crew cab, $200. 904-412-6450. 2/9-16p Camille Beckman hand cream Root candles, unique gift items. Southern Charm 110 S. 5th Street. 259-4140. 4/28tfc 1994 Suzuki Sidekick JX Jeep car, 4WD, $600 rm, cheap on gas. In use, needs some work. 259-2271 or 301-302-1425. 2/9p 2004 Cadillac CTS excellent condition. Call after 4 pm daily, 259-1306. 2/16-23p 1999 Chevy Suburban 6 passenger, ex cellent A/C, garage kept, excellent condi tion $8,000 OBO. 904-219-2402 or 2597714. 2/16-23p red, club cab, V-6, automatic, cold A/C, sprayed bed liner, 120,000 miles, $5,000 OBO. Cell 904303-9745. 2/16-3/1p Chevrolet mini-van, very clean, runs great, cold air front and back, $2,500. 912-266-1641. 2/16p 1994 Oldsmobile 88 Royale V6, auto matic transmission, good tires, new bat tery, grey paint and interior, runs good. $1,100. 259-6627. 2/16-23p We buy junk. Cars, trucks, tractors, all scrap metal. 386-965-1423 or 386-3654879. 1/19-2/23p 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 15 years experience, excellent references, reliable transportation, will run errands. Call 904-514-1451. 2/16-23p Need childcare? Ill provide assistance in my home. All ages, any hours, 904-8382287. 2/9-23p from puppies to adults. Animal Control, $65 adoption fees will ap ply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc Lost Yorkie, black and tan, answers to Maverick. Lost or picked up 2/13 around 2 pm near Hwy 185 and 121. Reward. 912843-2700. 2/16p Notice to readers: The newspaper often publishes classied advertising on subjects like work-at-home, weight loss products, health products. While the newspaper uses reasonable discretion in deciding on publication of such ads, it takes no responsibility as to the truthfulness of claims. Respondents should use caution and common sense before sending any money or making other commitments based on statements and/or promises; demand specics in writing. You can also call the Federal Trade Commis sion at 1-877-FTC-HELP to nd out how to spot fraudulent solicitations. Remember: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The Baker County Press Circuit Child Support En forcement Judicial Hearing Ofcer, class code 5400 .5 FTE, salary $36,898/annu ally. Position open until lled. For informa tion, visit our website. http://www.circuit8. org 2/16c Avon: Become a representative. Call Kay cee 904-275-3215 or go to www.start. avon.com use reference code: kheinz. 1/12-2/16p Want to make $200-500 per month PT? Join my Avon team, free website, free training, only $10. Denise 259-1345. 2/16p Wanted Sales position available. Strong telephone skills, great work ethic, can-do personality, self starter, independent work er, professional appearance, great oral and written communication skills, time management and organizational skills required. History of proven sales within a predened territory is a plus. Will consider candidates with sales background in other areas. Insurance license and college de gree preferred. Fax resumes to (904) 2599707. 2/2tfc for AC duct in staller and electrician. Must have valid drivers license and 5 years experience in position applying for. Will do background check. Apply in person at Dependable Heating/AC and Electrical located at 203 East Macclenny Ave, Macclenny, FL. 1/5tfc Fleet Mechanics Needed: Tractor/trailer mechanics needed for late model eet. Must have experience and tools. Welding experience helpful, good pay and benets. Apply in person at Pritchett Trucking, Lake Butler, FL or online at www.pritchetttruck ing.com. 10/27tfc Notice to Readers All real estate advertising in this newspa per is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any prefer ence, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly ac cept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings adver tised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination, call HUD toll free at 1-800669-9777. The toll free telephone number for the impaired is 1-800-927-9275. north Sanderson, set up for mobile home $42,000. Owner nancing. Call 904-813-1580. 2/10tfc 4 BR, 2 BA brick house, 2600 SF, Florida room, detached garage, inground pool on 1 acre, lots of upgrades, many extras. Selling below appraisal $220,000, 653-1143. 2/9-16p 1-10 acres high and dry, sh pond, creek or river front, homes/mobile homes, setup. Owner financing. 912-843-8118 or 904-699-8637. www.landyes.net. 6/30tfc 3/4 acre lot located off of CR 127 North in Cuyler area with well and septic tank $23,500. Owner nancing available. Call 904-476-7136. 2/16-23c 7 acres, prime property, cleared with large oak trees off Odis Yarborough Rd, $87,000, 259-5877. 2/9tfc 2 acre lot located in Allen Lands subdivi sion in the Cuyler area. Lot has two wells and 2 septic tanks $28,500. Owner nancing available. Call 904-476-7136. 2/16-23c Reduced! Fully furnished riverfront cabin in Glen St. Mary for only $119,900! 2 BR, 1 BA on St. Marys river with 60 wraparound deck! 904-333-6363. 2/2-23p 4 BR, 2 BA brick home on acre in Glen eld Oaks, a gated community, $145,000 OBO. Call 813-1580. 7/14tfc $500 + $500 deposit 1 BR, 1 BA house with water. We will work with deposit. Nice and quiet area in Macclenny. 904-2596815 or 904-408-9269. 2/16p 1 and 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartments available in Macclenny. Quiet established neighborhood, service pets only. $500$550 per month, deposit required. Call 259-8444 for more information. 1/19tfc One acre mobile home lot for rent 10x16 shed, well and power pole included. Call 904-672-8272. 2/16p 3 BR, 1 BA brick home in Macclenny, fenced back yard, quiet neighborhood. Service pets only. $875 deposit required. Call 904-305-9680 for more information. 2/2-9p 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 on 2.77 acres. 4 BR, 2 BA; $800/month 904-2598514 or 904-728-2885. 2/16-23p Look no further!! 2 BR ,1 BA mobile home $600/month $500 deposit. Service animals only. Call 588-2589. 2/16p Apartment, 2 BR, 1 BA, $595 month, $500 deposit, 12 month lease, 229 S. Third Street, 904-838-8584. 2/9tfc House for rent 4 BR, 2 BA, new ooring $595/month $300 deposit. Call Nick at 904-435-4020. 2/16c Beautiful large doublewide, 1800+ SF 3 BR, 2 BA on 1 acre, W/D, dishwasher, large shed, $850/month plus deposit 904-6532157 or 904-314-4762. 2/9-16p Bedroom apartment rent $450 deposit $300. Utilities includedlight and water, gas not included. Call after 5 pm 904-3220310. 2/16-23p 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 house, W/D hookup complete ly fenced yard. $675/month. Call 904234-8899. 2/16-23p 2 BR, 2 BA 14x70 in country, clean, two porches, CH/A, appliances, $600/month $600 deposit. Service animals only. 2596966. 2/16-23c Nice 4 BR, 2 BA home in city limits over 2000 SF on big city lot. Close to every thing $1000/month, $800 deposit plus 1st months rent. Call for appointment 904236-0609 or 904-651-5297. 2/16-23p 3 BR, 2 BA doublewide on 1 acre on 125 south, pole barn, sh pond, fenced proper ty $900/month, $1200 deposit, 259-9066. 12/29tfc 3 BR, 2 BA doublewide extra clean $800/ month, $500 deposit. 3 BR, 2 BA single wide extra clean $600/month, $500 de posit. 259-2121. 12/22tfc 2 BR, 2 BA duplex, W/D, dishwasher, front and rear porches, water/sewer included, nicest in town, $700/month plus deposit, 718-8898. 2/16p Mobile home in Sanderson 3 BR, 2 BA, $750 security deposit, $750/month. Call 904-259-2255 or 904-813-1580. 5/12tfc Mobile Homes, 2 and 3 BR, A/C, service animals only. $500-575 plus deposit. 904860-4604. 9/1tfc 2 BR, 1 BA mobile home, CH/A, $600/ month, $500 deposit 923-2191. 1/19-3/1p 2 BR, 1 BA mobile home south Sanderson 7 miles s of I-10 $400 mo. 1st and last call and leave message 904-524-6794 or 275-2640. 2/16p 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 brick home in Macclenny, fenced in back yard, quiet neighborhood, service pets only. $875 per month, deposit required. Lease to own option available. Call 259-8444 for more information. 2/2tfc Efciency apartment $475/month. rst, last and $300 security deposit. Includes: lawn service, trash, and electric. Call 2597335. 9/22tfc 2 BR, 1 BA house with water included. Well work with de posit, nice and quiet area in Macclenny. Ready February 28. 904-408-9269. 2/16p 3 BR, 2 full BA, CH/A, in Kozy Korners, $600/month, rst, last and $300 deposit, includes trash, lawn service and water, 259-7335. 11/24tfc 3 BR, 2 BA 14x80 singlewide,located on 121 south 11 miles from I-10, In Union County, service animals only $550.00 a month, $550.00 deposit, 1st plus deposit due up front no exceptions, references re quired. (904) 545-2275. 2/2-9p Moniac 2006 Homes of Mer it triplewide, 2,400 SF, 3 BR, 2 BA many extras on 22 acres, 1500 FT on St Marys river, pond. $1200/month. Will sell with owner nancing. Shown by appointment only. Call 904-879-2143. 2/9p 4 BR, 2 BA 1600 SF, newly renovated loft apartment in downtown Macclenny. $925/ month plus security deposit. Available February 1st. 904-566-1923. 1/19-2/9p 2 BR, 1 BA mobile home $500/month, $400 deposit. Water/sewer/lawncare in cluded. 904-334-1902. 2/9p 2 BR, 1 BA house in Sanderson. $600/ month, $600 deposit. Service animals only 275-3136. 2/9-16p Great location on US 90 next to Calen dars, 1250 SF, $825/month 904-5404450. 2/2-9p Professional office space for lease. Prime location on Hwy 121 Call 259-9022 for de tails. 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 Foreclosure, 3 BR, 2 BA on 1.78 acres, completely remodeled $69,900 or $3500 down $499/month. 259-4663. 2/16-3/8c 2012 2 BR, 2 or 3 BA Doublewide, deliv ered and setup, AC, skirting, steps only $39,450, Wow, call Rick 904-291-3100. 1/19-2/9c Fast cash, We buy used homes any year, any size. We pay top dollar Close fast 386-418-0424. Ask for Bruce. 2/2-23c 3 BR, 2 BA, set-up, de livery, steps, skirt, A/C, was $44,900 now $39,900. Only one left. Call Ken at 386754-0198. 2/16-23c 3 BR, 2 BA, 2x6 exterior walls, 2x4 interior walls, crown molding, set-up, delivery, steps, skirting, A/C. Was $59,900 now $54,900. Call Ken at 386-754-0198. 2/16-23c We buy used homes, top dollar. 259-4663. Wayne Frier Macclenny Factory Outlet, I-10 and exit 336. 2/2-3/8c new 4 BR doublewide set up on your land $0 down, $329/month. Call Kevin 386-719-6578. 2/9-116c FOR SALE AUTOMOBILES MISCELLANEOUS ANIMALS HELP WANTED LOST FOR RENT COMMERCIAL FR COMMERCIAL RE MOBILE HOME YARD SALES Friday and Saturday 8:00 am ? 748 N 5th Street. 2 queen beds, 1 twin bed, baby bed, car toddler bed, pool table, TVs, DVDs, CDs, PS2 and games, scrubs, table and chairs and lots of other things. Baby pack and play and lots of baby clothes and toys. Saturday only 8:00 am ? 1134 Copper Field Circle. Lots of household items, furniture, books, Christmas decor, multi-family sale. 1395 Cha ee Road South, Jacksonville 904.772.9800 South, Jacksonville BRICK HOME MLS 608210 3BR/1.5BA; eatin kitchen, enclosed garage for workshop or den. Chain link fenced yard. Perfect for rst-time home buyers or retirees. $92,900 DREAM HOME MLS 603362 3BR/1BA; dream place for anyone wanting seclusion and beautiful pasture land. 10 acres w/11 stall barn. Green belt property. Additional 30 acres available. $169,500. BEAUTIFUL PASTURE LAND MLS 603354 30 acres with spring fed water for livestock. Completely fenced, zoned for horses, livestock, agriculture and green belt. $238,500 FOUR BEAUTIFUL NEW HOME SITES IN MACCLENNY MLS# 599804, 599805, 599806, 599807 Build your dream home in this gorgeous community. $33,500 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 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 VACANT LAND MLS# 609186 1.09 acres commercial property. Location is great! $36,000 VACANT LAND MLS# 609967 15 acres can be subdivided into two separate lots; keep one, sell one; build your dream home and enjoy your wilderness surroundings. $175,000 VACANT LAND MLS# 610006 7.5 acres zoned for houses or mobile homes. Paved road frontage on large corner lot. $89,500 VACANT LAND MLS# 610027 7.5 acres zoned for houses or mobile homes. Paved road frontage on large corner lot. $85,500 10.01 ACRES VACANT LAND MLS #537180 Beautiful new home site! Country living at its best. Perfect place to ride the ATV and horses. $71,450 LAND & SITE CLEARING Call Jeff Betros 904-338-1212 2/2-23p BRUCE SCOTT TREE SERVICE Inexpensive tree work 15 years experience 904-838-3130 2/16-23p A & D IRRIGATION & PRESSURE WASHING LLC. 259-0783 2/2-23p 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 ROGER RAULERSON WELL DRILLING 2 and 4 wells Call Roger or Roger Dale 259-7531 Licensed & Insured Family owned & operated 12/31tfc 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 BELL FARMS AND HOME SERVICES Free Estimates 259-9591 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 JOHN WILLIAMS PLUMBING Drain Cleaning Sump pumps Water heaters New construction 904-259-4580 CFC056961 2/2-4/26p LAND CLEARING A little or a lot 259-2900 2/10tfc DEPENDABLE HEATING, AC AND ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR 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 7/15tfc RONNIE SAPP WELL DRILLING Water treatment Licensed Florida and Georgia 11/19tfc JERRY LEE PRESSURE WASHING Houses & Trailers $125 & up Mold, Mildew, dirt gone! Satisfaction Guaranteed 1/12-2/2p COMPUTER SERVICE Call Pat for all of your personal computer needs. On site service 904-408-2832 12/29-1/19p RICH LAURAMORE CONSTRUCTION, INC. Custom homes 259-4893 or 403-4781 cell RR License No. 282811470 11/19tfc CANADAY CONSTRUCTION, INC./CANADAY TRUCKING Complete site and utilities contractor We sell dirt, slag and lime rock Asphalt millings now available Owner: Mitch Canaday 904-219-8094 904-275-3140 License No. CU-C057126 1/26-4/26p 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 BAKER PUMP SERVICE 30 years Experience 904-338-4738 12/8-12/29p 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 CCC#1326882 10/20-1/12p 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 CYPRESS LAWN SERVICE Specializing in commercial and residential 9/9tfc ERIC RAULERSON CONSTRUCTION Drafting and permitting services available. New brick home with lifetime roofing starting at $55/SF 904-483-8742 904-259-3299 CRC1327878 1/14tfc 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 FULL LINE OF WEDDING INVITATIONS & ACCESSORIES Shower and anniversary invitations The Ofce Mart 110 South 5th Street 259-3737 4/28tfc FILL DIRT Culverts installed Tim Johnson 5/11tfc B. J. FENCE 1/26-2/16p CYPRESS HOME BUILDERS, INC. Custom new home construction of Log home and conventional homes Jody Paul Thrift 2/10tfc 500 DOLLARS & DEEDis all you need to move into your new Manufactured & Modular HomeCALL PAT800-414-2130 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. INSTRUCTOR/COORDINATOR, PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT PROGRAM (224 DaysTenure Track) Requires Masters degree, with at cal therapist assistant. Minimum 3 in student evaluation and outcomes assessment. Human Resources FGC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment INSTRUCTOR/COORDINATOR, CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE (164 DaysTenure Track to commence Fall Semester 2012) Requires Masters degree with at least 18 graduate credit hours in a curriculum and instructional area and teaching experience. INSTRUCTOR/COORDINATOR, EDUCATORS PREPARATION INSTITUTE (164 DaysTenure Track) Requires Masters degree with at least 18 graduate credit hours in a curriculum and instructional area and teaching experience in a preK-12 public school setting. The primary responsibility of an Instructor/Coordinator at FGC is to teach college level courses, advise students, develop schedules, curriculum development, help with budgeting and planning. The person in this position is expected to allocate time for scheduled teaching which the students may have access to the instructor, and for planning and support for programs under them. Salary: Based on degree and experience. Review of applications will begin: Immediately, open until Position details and applications available on web at: www.fgc.edu Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City, FL 32025-2007 Phone (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4814 E-Mail: humanr@fgc.eduFGC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES Responsible for development and supervision of program areas. Implement and maintain the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing program, continue to expand all program areas and resources, provide effective leadership, manage multiple budgets, and understand strong personnel management. Requires a masters degree and eligibility for or hold a Florida Nursing license or closely of progressive administrative experience, a strong background in program design and accreditation, and a valid drivers license. Desirable QualRecord of teaching at tenured professor level; experience in business in conjunction with health background. Experience in the community college teaching/working environment. experience. Persons interested should provide College application, vita, and photocopies of transcripts. All foreign transcripts must be submitted with Position details and applications Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City, FL 32025-2007 Phone (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4814 FGC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment CROCKETT BUILDINGCALL 904-237-1288 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! Reduced to $19,999 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 SOLD PENDING REAL ESTATE 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. 2/16-23c Bad credit ok! A 575 beacon score will qual ify you for a new home. Call for details. 386719-5641. 2/9-16c 32x72 Homes of Merit only $49,995 deliv ered and set-up call Ridge 386-418-0424. 2/2-23c Land/HomesWe have land, we have homes, singles, doubles, triples, your choice. Easy qualifying, payments starting as low as $400/month. Call Randy at 386-754-8844. 2/16-23c 2 BR, 2 BA home only $277 per month. Call Bruce 386-418-0424. 2/9-23c Never titled doublewide (new) 3+2 deliv ered and set-up, A/C and skirting included $42,9995. Call Bruce 386-418-0424. 2/2-23c Home and 10 acres, cross fenced for ani mals 3/2 triple wide with out buildings! Own er nancing available! Call Kevin 386-3343975. 2/6-16c 2 BR, 2 BA home only $277 per month. Call Bruce 386-418-0424. 2/9-23c Live Oak Homes sold at cost. Check us out -Best price in the state of Florida. Call 386418-0424. 2/2-23c Land and home 3 acres with 3 BR, 2 BA! Island kitchen, den with replace. Glam bath, owner will finance. Call Kevin 386-3343975. 2/6-16c doublewide delivered and setup, A/C included $19,995. Call Bruce 386418-0438. 2/2-23c Bank repos, used homes and new sold at cost. Visit 13th Street Homes of Alachua, FL 12426 NW US Highway 441, Alachua, FL or call 386-418-0438. 2/2-23c Land home specialist, FHS, VA, CONV and we do in house nancing. 13th Street Homes, Alachua, FL call 386-418-0424. 2/2-23c WE HAVE MORE! 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Page 16 FEBRUARY 16, 2012 BOB GERARD | SPORTS The Wildcat baseball team defeated Orange Park 6-2 on February 13 as freshmen Jacob Milton pitch ed four and a half sity win. Milton didnt give up an earned run in his time on the mound. John Lambright led the attack with three hits, Ethan Wilkerson and Chris Waddell each added two run doubles, and Hunter Bell added an RBI single. The boys swung their way to an encouraging season start last week with a pair of home wins over Middleburg and Clay County. Jacob Milton got the 10-6 win against the Broncos on Febru ary 7, throwing three innings of scoreless baseball. Dillon Jones, Jared Crews and Hunter Hanks fensively, Hanks, Kyle Horne and Chris Waddell all had RBI singles. Hanks started and threw four innings against the Blue Devils with Crews and Brandon Miller Waddell led the Cats with a trio of hits and the same number of RBIs. The Cats trailed 4-2 going into the seventh inning when Austin Rowe drew a one-out walk. Hunter Bell also walked and Waddell stepped up to the plate with runners on second and third with two outs. After fouling off a couple of pitches he blasted a triple to right center, tying the game. Ethan Wilker son singled to drive in Waddell for the walk-off win. The boys defeated Clay Coun ty February 9 5-4 to start the season. The Cats face Ridgeview at home on Wednesday, Febru ary 15 at 6 pm and then head to Fleming Island on Friday, Feb ruary 18 for a 3:30 pm game. BOB GERARD | SPORTS The BCHS tennis team got off to a good start, defeating Union County High on February 7 in the season opener. The boys and girls teams both won their matches in a convincing fashion. The boys beat UCHS 7-0. Nick Dukeman won the number 1 sin gles 8-1 with Jarred Stafford win ning his number 2 match 8-4. Sam Murphy won 8-3, Hunter Stavely 8-1, and Grant Burns 8-3. The doubles team of Dukeman and Stafford won 8-1. Murphy and Stavely rounded out the match with an 8-2 win. The girls team also snatched a 5-2 victory over the Lady Tigers. Kaylann Stafford won the num ber 1 singles 8-4. Logan Raulerson won 9-7 in a hard fought number 2 match. Stephanie Gross won 8-5 and Haleigh Latimer won 8-3. Kristin Lepper lost 4-8. Stafford and Raulerson won number 1 doubles 8-1 but Gross and Latimer lost 4-8. Coach Chris Armoreda was pleased at the start. It was a good opening season win, but there is always room for improvement, said Armoreda. You dont want to get too comfortable on the court, you want to get better every day. The tennis team travels to West Nassau on February 23. Contact the Baker County Family YMCA for more information or to register for these upcoming programs!Soccer RegistrationLast CallSeason starts March 8Homeschool PE Registration Ongoing Tues. & Thurs. 2-3 pm www.FirstCoastYMCA.org 259.089898 W. Lowder St., MacclennyMembership not required to participate in programs or eventsUpcoming events at the Baker County Family YMCA ATTENTION BAKER COUNTY RESIDENTS Aerosol Cans Antifreeze Batteries Computers Corrosives Diesel/Transmission Fluid Emergency Flares Fertilizers Fluorescent Lamps Gasoline Household Cleaners Household Electronics Insecticides Medications Oil Filters Paint & Paint Products Paint Thinners Pesticides Photographic Solutions Poisons Pool Chemicals Propane Tanks Televisions Used Oil If a container leaks, pack it in a larger container with an absorbent material such as cat litter or oil absorbent. Do not mix different or unknown materials together. Containers MUST be labeled. If you cannot identify the contents then label it unknown. Pack the containers in boxes with dividers. Explosives such as ammunition, dynamite and blasting agents. Reactives such as crystallized ethers, picric acid and sodium and phosphorus metals. Radioactive or infectious wastes.The Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Baker County Commission are sponsoring a project to collect, recycle, treat and properly dispose of these Household Hazardous Wastes.Saturday, March 3rdBaker County Courthouse, 9am-3pmCALL ROBE R T FLET C HE R AT 904-275-2373F O R MO R E IN F O R MATION. N 121 23B 22B S 5TH ST N 3RD STMACCLENNY AVE SHULEY AVE 90 Thanks so much Special thanks to local busi nesses, NAPA, Gibson McDonald and Classy Crossroads Boutique for supporting the BCHS track team. Jacob Stalvey and BCHS track team The Wildcats basketball with an 11-14 record after being knocked out of the district tour round by Forrest High. Forrest got off to a fast start and kept the pressure up, beat ing the Cats 60-47. The Rebels put a lot of defen sive pressure on Wildcat guards Charles Ruise, Jr. and Jesse Gardner, who sparked much of the Wildcat offense in the latter part of the season. The Rebel defense held the pair to 7 and 5 points, respec tively, and the remaining players werent able to pick up the slack. None of the Wildcats scored in Johnson led BCHS with 8 points on the night. Forrest began by scoring 20 period. Though BCHS closed the gap to 6 points at intermission, the Rebels opened the second ning and gunning. Forrest got 14 third period points from forward Tre Braddy, whose heroics proved the differ ence in the game as Forrest led After their big third period, it was just a matter of holding BCHS at bay, which Forrest was able to do to advance to the sec ond round, where they lost to Bishop Kenny. Kenny then lost to Terry Parker 36-35 in a de Its been a rocky start of the season for the Lady Wildcat soft ball team. The girls are 0-3 with loss es to First Coast, Hilliard and Creekside. They will face district foe Terry Parker on the road February 16. The Cats went down by three runs in the second inning of their opener at First Coast on February 7. They tried to rally back in the seventh after Kylie Holton smashed a double. Pinch runner Megan Farmer scored on a single by Shelby Gatto, but it was too little, too late. The Lady Cats managed Hauge going 2-3. The girls lost a 6-5 contest at Hilliard on February 9. The Lady Flashes scored two before BCHS battled back in the third with three runs from Brooke Roberts, Megan Farmer and Tayler McCann. Hilliard went up 4-3 in the bottom of the fourth inning, then BCHS tied the game when went up 5-4 in the seventh with another Gatto run. The defense couldnt hold on for the win, as they committed a pair of errors giving the Flashes 2 runs and the victory. The Cats lost 6-5 to Creekside on February 10. PHOTO COURTESY OF JOEL BURNETT Team Baker nishes second in Brunswick Team Baker (pictured) battled frigid temperatures and good competition on its way to a second place nish in the Peach State Diamond Sports opening tour nament February 11 in Brunswick, GA. Also participating were the Low Country Lookouts, Port City Bombers, South Georgia Storm and Timber Dawgs from Vida lia, GA. Shown above (front row from left) are Justin Brown, Jacob Vickers, Gage Hendricks, Caleb Jones, Jared Brown, (back row from left) Alex Ortiz, Brandon Combs, Austin Cole, Lewton Burnett, Trevor Rogers and coaches Mike Vicker, Joel Burnett and Je Brown. Girls open season with a string of three losses Basketball team winds up season at 11-14 mark PHOTOS BY JUD JOHNSON Dillon Jones pitches above. At right, Austin Rowe eyes a second base steal. BOB GERARD | SPORTS Freshman Brandon Harvey ify for the state wrestling tour nament. He travels to Lakeland on Friday, February 17 to represent the Wildcats. It was a rough road to Lake land for the talented freshman. He lost to Seth Snow from Flori da School for the Deaf and Blind tle back, beating Austin Rankin from Episcopal by pin. He then went on to win three more matches, beating Weston Sarmiento from Wewahatchie 16-4, Jamie Grant from Florida High by pin and Jameson Mad dox from Marianna by pin. Harvey lost in the consolation place. We are very proud of Bran don for advancing to the state tournament, said Coach Ryan Sulkowski. He wrestled well over the weekend and placed himself as one of the top 16 wrestlers in the state in the 126 pound weight class as a fresh man. The coach described Harvey as a class act with one of the highest GPAs on the football team. Hes a great wrestler, and will perform on our track team at the conclusion of wrestling, the coach said. He will rep resent Baker County well this weekend! BCHSs Robert Norris missed the state meet by one match. He lost to Matthew Corrigan from St. Joes by pin and lost to Gerrel Keith from University Christian 6-2. Then Norris beat MaShawn Knight from Godby by pin be fore losing to Dylan Coley from Florida High School. Senior Tariq Tber also won a match at regionals. The Cats 17th out of 36 teams. Cats open with 3 wins