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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: 02-23-2012
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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COVERING BAKER COUNTY SINCE 1929 The countys most professional and extensive source for news, classied, display and real estate listings The person whose body was found in the cab of a burn ing pickup truck behind a Macclenny auto repair garage in the pre-dawn hours of February 18 has been positively identified. He is Brian Hodges, 50, of Macclenny. Police were all but certain the charred remains were those of Mr. Hodges because his wallet and identification were found in the truck parked behind Robbies Car and Truck Service on US 90 that morning. Release of his identity came after confirmation by the medical examiners office in Gainesville Tuesday after noon on the basis of dental records and a chest x-ray. The cause of death was smoke inhalation. The medical examiner wasnt prepared to confirm the identity based on dental records we sent down there ear lier, said Sheriff Joey Dobson. On Tuesday we came up with another set of records and the x-ray and they made the determination on that basis. Still in question were the circumstances under which Mr. Hodges ended up in the 1989 Izusu that morning. Sheriff Dobson said the autopsy ruled out a gunshot or other foul play, and other evidence at the scene debunked speculation that the pickup caught fire in a meth lab ex plosion. Mr. Hodges, whose formal name was George OBrien Hodges, was filmed waving at a security camera at Macs Liquors two blocks west of the scene at about 4 am two hours after closing time, said the sheriff. His whereabouts for the next hour-plus are unknown, and a family mem ber speculated he may have had a seizure while smoking JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.com The driver of a tractor trailer that smashed into a car on US 90 in Macclenny and killed a North Dakota man last June has been charged with vehicu lar manslaughter following an investiga tion by the Florida Highway Patrol. Amos Roger Smith, Jr. of Jack sonville turned himself in at the sheriffs office the morning of February 16, two weeks after a warrant was is sued for his arrest on the third degree felony charge. He made his first appear ance the morning of Febru ary 17 when his bond was set at $300,000. He remained in county jail early this week. The warrant came after completion of the FHPs inves tigation into the fatal crash at Lowder Street and US 90 about 2:45 pm on June 21, 2011. FHP investigator Cpl. Tyra Mr. Smith ran a red light at Lowder Street while heading west on US 90 in a 2005 Volvo tractor pulling an unloaded box trailer, and did so while travel ing some 18 mph above the posted speed limit of 35 mph. The tractor-trailer collided with the right side of the north bound 2002 Chevy Impala driven by Carolyn P. Vanness, 74. In the passenger seat was her son, Paul Donald Vanness, 47, of Sykeston, North Dakota, who was in Macclenny for his fathers funeral the day before. He died at the scene. Ms. Vanness survived with two broken ribs and a broken ankle that required surgery. Corp. Keplingers affidavit states that Mr. Smith, who was disoriented after the accident but uninjured, was knowing ly driving in a reckless, willful and wanton manner with no regard for the safety of persons and property. 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? 6.2 % Law enforcement 3.1 % Health Department 6.2 % Garbage dumps 36.9 % Building/planning/zoning 10.8 % Parks/library 36.9 % All of them 8th graders get living history lesson at Olustee See page 7 Wildcats batting back on track with two straight wins See page 1 3 Woodys BBQ will stay put, restaurant owner says See page 4 Amos Smith Jr. See page 2 See page 2 The covered body of Mr. Hodges awaits removal Saturday by the medical examiners oce. In photo are FDLE technicians. Body in burned pickup is identied Trucker is charged in fatality on US 90 PHOTOS BY JUD JOHNSON AND JOEL ADDINGTON Above, Union calvary re-enactors advance dur ing the 36th annual reenactment of the Battle of Olustee, Floridas largest Civil War battle, last weekend at Olustee Battleeld Historic State Park. The three-day event February 17-19 drew an esti mated 21,000 people from across the nation. Also pictured are a number of the re-enactors, visitors and exhibitors who attended, including Buddy Eller of Bristol, VA at bottom right as a Confederate surgeon and colonel. The other photos are from the staged battle, which originally took place February 20, 1864, and festivi ties.

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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 23, 2012 Page 2 T B C P ursday, February 23, 2012 MIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF The Baker County Commis of February 20, ending a plan for what was to have been Baker tial development encompassing 6,000 new homes, a golf course and extensive commercial and industrial properties. Cedar Creek, which was clas ment of Regional Impact or DRI, was killed by the economic reces sion, but the county had to de clare the project dead through a series of administrative hearings and votes. issue ended with a unanimous vote of approval by commission ers with no public input from a small audience attending a 6 pm meeting. I look forward to seeing what the new owners will come up with for this property in the future, Commission Chairman Gordon Crews said immediately after the vote. The site, which is under two separate ownerships, lies north of US 90 between Glen St. Mary and Sanderson. It was envisioned as a retirement complex for people 55 and older, similar to the Vil lages in Central Florida, complete with a golf course, movie theater, shopping centers and other ame nities. The portion that the county commission declared abandoned, about 2,200 acres, is owned by Davis & Davis LLC of Macclenny. The company was represented at the board meeting by Jackson ville attorney T.R. Hainline. Its still mostly agricultural zoning and still green-belted, Mr. Hainline told commissioners. We want to turn the clock back to what it was before the DRI. We just wanted to move forward in dependently. The remaining portion of the DRI about 1,000 acres is owned by a South Florida bank in the name of ADB Properties. Ed Preston, the countys director of planning and zoning, said ADB February 17 to have its property removed from DRI status as well. Instead of four homes per acre, a density level that would have been permitted under the devel opment plan, the pre-DRI rules will once again limit most new homes in the area to 10 acres, though some will be permitted on 7.5-acre lots, Mr. Preston said. The Cedar Creek Develop ment, which was approved in 2008 two years after initial plan ning had begun, called for devel opers to pay the county impact mitigation fees totaling about $75 million for infrastructure improvements, including new roads, drainage, schools, water and sewer utilities. Mr. Preston said two separate actions were required one to abandon the DRI and the other to return the land use to its original low-density agricultural designa tion to avoid putting the county in a potentially expensive predica ment down the road. If we do away with the DRI and do not make the land-use change they get to keep the (high er) density without mitigation fees, Mr. Preston said. During a regular board meet ing at 5 pm prior to the public hearing commissioners: agreements with local contrac tors to respond to calls for service on electrical, plumbing and heat ing and air conditioning systems that malfunction. The plan was recommended by County Manager C.J. Thomp son, who said currently county of when they need repairs. Having a list of pre-approved contractors that have submitted their service fees in advance might save the county some money, but thats not the only reason he recom mended the change, Mr. Thomp son said. We mainly want to establish some consistency and show some transparency to the public, he said. It sounds like a pretty good plan to me, said Commissioner Gordon Crews. Commissioner Jimmy An derson, a roofing contractor, suggested a formal contract be drawn up annually for contrac tors interested in signing up for the program. We need to know how much well be paying for service calls, Mr. Anderson said. Were here to save money. the Northeast Florida Communi ty Action Agency to use the Agri cultural Center on March 12 and March 13 to bag and distribute commodities to the public with out paying the customary fees for using the facility. The agency and the U.S. De partment of Agriculture Surplus Food Commodities will be dis depleted. from Sheriff Joey Dobson detail ing his departments operations in 2011, including number of calls for service (43,901), aver age response time (two minutes, 32 seconds), arrests (2,014) and other activities. On a positive note, crime in general has been declining, in cluding a 19 percent drop last year, the sheriff said. He said he expects crime to take another 1112 percent dip this year, which he partially attributes to his de partments emphasis on crimeprevention programs that urge homeowners to keep their homes secured. One program Drop it, Lock it, Stop it encourages residents to keep garage doors shut and locked even if theyre in the house or in the back yard to prevent someone from simply walking in and stealing golf clubs, tools or any other items in plain sight. Another program Stop, Talk, Listen entails patrol deputies stopping to engage residents in conversation and listening to any concerns they might have. Both initiatives, Sheriff Dob son said, have contributed to the decrease in criminal activity. One crime-solving tool that many people may not be aware of is the sheriffs department prac tice of collecting records of every pawn shop transaction made in the county, which can help re cover stolen property and put the thieves in jail. If John Doe pawned a hoe or a rake three years ago, we get a copy of that record, Sheriff Dob son said. Keeping an eye on 51 regis tered sex offenders and three sex ual predators in the county is one full-time sex crimes investigator, who conducts routine site visits to talk with them and their pro Theyre looked at face-to-face on a monthly basis, the sheriff said. In addition to the 43,901 communications officers also sonnel on 3,422 calls in 2011. While the number of rescue calls dropped from 1,716 in 2010 to 1,515 in 2011, the number of rescue transports increased slightly from 1,158 to 1,160. The number of fire calls, however, jumped from 252 in 2010 to 747 last year, a result mainly of nu The recent positioning of two stop signs at the intersection of Taber Blvd. with two virtually untraveled streets in Glen St. Mary as a way of slowing traffic is, well, not a good solution. Youll recall last June the county commission balked at the Glen First Baptist Churchs request to close the road altogether, opening the door to a com promise that recognizes the publics need to use a well-established right-of-way (10,500 weekly trips by latest count) and the churchs concern for safety. So we have two stop signs (at Andrews St. which is going to be closed anyway and South Boulevard south of church property) where they are simply not needed, and theyre for safety reasons ? Thats hardly a compromise. Its over kill, and a needless nuisance to motorists. Recently the county re-surfaced Taber from US 90 south to CR 125 and placed an elevated walk where church pedestri ans cross from buildings on the west side of Taber to the main complex on the east side. Thats a compromise. The elevated walkway and clearly marked pedestrian crossing, along with the 25 mph speed limit on Taber, clear ly cover the countys concern protecting churchgoers during Sunday and Wednes day service times, and other events, at the church. Stop sign placement hundreds of feet either side of the crossing is pointless. A reasonable addition would be stop signs in both directions at the crosswalk, mounted on rotatable posts that can be turned toward traf fic during church and church-activity times. Motorists would then be required to stop at the crosswalk. The signs, manned by either church volunteers or off-duty deputies as crossing guards, constitute more than adequate dili gence to protect pedestrians. As was pointed out in this column last year, Glen Baptist created the problem by having buildings on both sides of the established right-of-way. The coun ty commission heard from citizens who want Taber to remain open, and support for closure failed to get a seconding mo tion so it died. That part, then, is settled. Apparently the dual stop signs are the result of compromise discussions between the county and the churchs ar chitect in wake of the countys refusal to close Taber. A cynic might say the church pushed for the signs as a back door way of dis couraging motorists from using Taber as a thoroughfare to and from Interstate 10, thus strengthening a future effort to close it. But you know those cynics. They can be cynical. This problem is easily fixable employ ing less drastic measures. The county needs to remove the stop signs and offer the church the option of placing them at the crosswalk to be activated only during church activities. 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Lifetime Owens Corning Architectural Shingles Vinyl Siding 200 SF per box20 colors $129.95Contact us for a free estimate on your next roo ng/building projectAll your roo ng supplies delivered right to your roof! FREE Delivery The investigator also notes that the suspect was released from Shands Jacksonville three hours prior to the wreck after be ing diagnosed with depression. Toxicology results showed Mr. Smith had anti-anxiety medica tion in his blood, but not at high enough concentrations to con clude his driving was impaired. In addition to vehicular man slaughter, Mr. Smith is accused of violating Florida statutes that prohibit commercial drivers from possessing alcohol while on duty. Five unopened beers were recovered from a bag in his truck following the accident. The suspect was also cited for errors found in his driving log. Mr. Smith told police in a re corded interview after the crash he had mistakenly passed a gas station in Baldwin and was going heading to Douglas, Georgia to pick up a load. Ms. Vanness told investigators she and her son were returning home from a friends residence on Birch Street when the acci dent occurred. They were picking up food left over from the funeral, she said. Trucker is charged... Dear Editor: Several editorials and letters to the editor recently blamed Obama for everything from being a closet radical socialist to the cause of ambrosia beetles in pine trees, the epitome of the usual Tea Party mentality. Obama is the cause of Occupy Wall Street? Oh, come on. Please, get your news from someplace else other than Fox Funnies on TV. The Wall Street investment house greed movement reached its pin nacle under George W. Bush. Occupy Wall Street is a protest against a do-nothing US Congress and the monster corporations. What do you expect from a congress where the senior Republican in the senate says his primary duty is not to pass helpful legislation, but to stop Obama from being a two-term president. It appears like that guy is going to fail while he is wasting his time and our money in those hallowed halls in the US Capitol. One letter writer said the Keystone Pipeline delay was caused by Obama and that is what made the gas prices go up, and now the gas will go to China. What? The Keystone Pipeline phases 3 and 4 create a short-cut across Montana to Oklahoma and ends at Port Arthur and Houston, the crude could be loaded onto ships and sail off to other countries. Keystone Pipeline has nothing to do about current US gas prices. Quoting the Heritage Foundation, this imprudent writer says that 67 million Americans are relying on some federal relief program, in ferring that it all happened under Obamas presidency. We also see some other numbers like 45.8 million are on food stamps. The num ber of people on SNAP (food stamps) has been on a steady rise since its inception; yes, even through the Nixon and both Bushs years. Unfortunately, poor people who really need food stamps must now endure the stigma of being lumped together with the many deadbeats now on the food-stamp dole. The country is struggling through a recovery, the second chapter of a gigantic recession that transpired on the G.W. Bush watch. Re covery is not quick and easy like a Florida Lottery scratch off card. Demanding that Obama create millions of jobs is not the answer. Do you notice that Republican presidential candidates never proudly mention Nixon or the two Bushes? I still remember Water gate and the weapons of mass destruction I guess they do, too. Reed Dearing Macclenny Dear Editor: Last Friday my wife Becky lost some jewelry in the park ing lot of our local Walmart. It fell out of a case along with some other items, and she thought she picked everything up. Not thinking her jewelry was in the mix of items that fell on the ground, Becky drove away only to discover later in the day her jewelry was missing. She returned to Walmart in a frantic search and it was gone. She left her name and contact information with Walmart customer service, never expecting anyone would turn the jewelry in. The value in dollars was not that great, but the jewelry has a lot of meaning to my wife. One of the rings was a gift from her mother that had previously been a gift to her mother from Beckys dad over 30 years ago. We see the stories every week in The Press of folks who run afoul of the law and we sometimes think they are the majority, when in fact I believe there are more good and hon est people in the world than not. An honest man, Mr. Tony Henderson, found my wifes jewelry and in short order spoke with his daughter Re becca Henderson, a manager at Walmart. Ms. Henderson evidently went out of her way to research the lost and found reports and my wifes jewelry was returned to her safe and sound. Thank you again Mr. Hen derson and Ms. Henderson you have no idea how thank ful we are to both of you. God bless you and your family. Thanks also to Walmart for employing some of the best people in the business. Bryan (and Rebecca) Glen St. Mary Turned in her jewelry IMPRESS I ONS Jim McGauley The stop signs to nowhere I actually got to sleep late to day. That is very rare, but I had a day off and didnt have a show to rehearse or perform. I didnt know how to act, so I just curled up in my cocoon of warmth and dozed. I was pleasantly dreaming, but had no idea what about. Im one of those people who dream a lot but dont remember them. Some people claim they dont dream. They do, but they dont remember them. My daugh ter Sara Beth remembers her dreams, and the more bizarre they are the more she will tell me about them. Now that she lives in Jackson ville, she will even call me to talk about them. Ill get a phone call early in the morning and a sleepy Sara Beth is on the line. Dad, you will not believe what I just dreamed. Probably not, but I have a feeling youre going to tell me. In my dream, a pig was talk ing to me. Was it an interesting conver sation? Not really. What can you say to a pig? Good point. A while back, Penn State did a study on dreams. They hooked students up to machines and ev ery time they started to dream, they woke them up. After a week the students were displaying symptoms of paranoia. Our dreams must be a release of some kind, though for the life of me I cant interpret where a talking pig comes into play in the mental health of my oldest child. Back to the present, Im pleas antly dreaming, happy as a clam that Im sleeping late. Well, ex cept, remember those dreams? My wife must have been having a wild and crazy one. One min ute Im sleeping like a baby and the next minute Whack. Roll over. Huh? Youre snoring like a buzz saw. Roll over. I rolled over and immediate ly went back to sleep. Happily sleeping, minding my own busi ness. Whack. Roll back over, youre snoring again. I rolled over and went back to sleep. All was well until I woke up and went to drink my coffee. Good morning. It would be if you werent snoring like a chain saw all night long, Kelley said. I woke up at 3:30 and couldnt get to sleep until 5 am. You were snoring and I was getting more frustrated. Fi nally, I had to roll you over. What did you eat before you went to bed last night? Why? Because you are obviously having bad dreams. Bad dreams? Why yes, because you must be dreaming. I dont snore. You snore like a lawn mow er. Youre dreaming about lawn mowers. Why are you dreaming about lawn mowers? Are you go ing to mow the lawn? Were there any talking pigs in your dream? Maybe it was the pig that was snoring. Dont make me call you a pig. You snore whether youll admit it or not. I dont. I think you must have been hearing yourself. Me, I was happily sleeping and minding my own business. Quietly. Quiet like a car wreck. You snore. Ive never heard myself snore. Of course you havent. You are asleep. Which is what I would like to be but cant because you are cutting down an entire forest with a giant chain saw. I think I would know if I snored. You do know, because Im telling you. Hmm. You know, I dont have a history of snoring in my family. Umm how about your family? Got any snorers? I cannot believe youre talk ing about my Daddy. I have not named any names. I am merely curious. I am going to tell my Daddy that you say he snores. I didnt say anything of the sort, I retorted. But it was clear that this was one of those con versations you can never win. Im going back to bed to dream about a talking pig. What? Never mind. As simple as an e-mail.....If you have any information you think we need to know, send it to:editor@bakercountypress.comT B C P 104 South Fifth St. 904-259-2400 inside the truck. The victim was on medication and had a history of mental ill ness, including multiple Baker Act hospitalizations. He had past run-ins with police but court house records show only arrests for disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest dating back to 2004. The state dropped both charges. Sheriff Dobson said it would not have been unusual for Mr. Hodges to be wandering around on foot downtown at that hour. His sister told the sheriff this week that she put her brother to bed at her north Macclenny resi dence about 3:30 am, and that he was wired. The Macclenny fire depart ment responded to an alarm from a CVS employee across US 90 and, according to the incident report by Deputy Clements Leo, arrived to find the truck engulfed in flames. Firemen soon discovered the body inside. CVS employee James Sim mons said a man entered the store about 5:20 am and report ed the truck ablaze. There was also a report of an explosion, pos sibly from a tire. Garage owner Robbie Kirk land said the pickups owner lives in the Georgia Bend and it had been left there several months ago awaiting the owner to come up with the money for repairs. Technicians from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement [FDLE] and the medical exam iners office took several hours to process the scene and remove the body. From page 1 BAKER COUNTY COMMISSION Its ocial: Cedar Creek is history quality adj. Having a high degree of excellence THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Since 1929 Check it out... bakercountypress.com

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ursday, February 23, 2012 T B C P Page 5 Page 4 T B C P ursday, February 23, 2012 A Sanderson man who was chased down by police after he ran from the scene of a distur bance call the morning of Feb ruary 14 was wanted in Union County on several criminal war rants. Terrance Keith, 22, ran from the rear door of a residence on Sanderson Circle about 7:40 as officers responded to a hang up 9-1-1 call. Deputy Robert Aberly caught up with the suspect as he ran toward a wooded area. Mr. Keith was wanted for ag gravated battery using a weapon, two counts of child abuse and battery. The afternoon of February 18, Deputy Matt Yarborough ar rested a 17-year-old girl with a Sanderson address after police answered a disturbance call near Cove St. and SR 127. The officer found the juve nile seated in a vehicle with a 19-year-old male, who admitted they had been in a verbal alterca tion. A computer check turned up a Seminole County warrant for possession of narcotics equip ment. Baker County Wildcat Booster Clubs 1st Annual Golf Tournament Bent Creek Golf Course Jacksonville, FL Register your team of four or we will place you with a team for this Captains Choice (Best Ball) Event. $50 per personFor participant registration or sponsorship information, stop by Moodys Chevron, Farm Bureau Help support your Wildcats football program! $5 OFFwhen you spend $30 or moreMust present offer. Not valid with other offers. Expires 2/29/1225% OFFBuy 1 Entree Get 1 25% OFFMust present offer. Not valid with other offers. Expires 2/29/12 Best Pizza in Town.... Youll love our BUBBA pizza! WE CATER !Online Ordering Available!Cozy, family friendly environment Only a short drive from Macclenny, right off I-10 11043-2 Crystal Springs Rd. 378-8131www.perards.comOPEN 7 DAYS A WEEKMonday Thursday 11 am 9 pm Friday & Saturday 11 am 9:30 pm Sunday 11 am 4 pm DEADLINE NEARS FOR PROPERTY TAX SAVINGSIf you are a permanent resident of Baker County and meet certain requirements you may qualify for one or more of the following exemptions to help you save hundreds of dollars on your property taxes:Homestead Exemption Low Income Senior Exemption Disability & Blind Exemptions Widow/Widower Exemptions Disabled or Wounded Veterans Deployed Military MembersTo nd out if you qualify contact the Baker County Property Appraisers o ce at 259-3191 or visit www.bakerpa.comSOME FACTS TO REMEMBER: year, but not all exemptions do. Timothy P. Sweat, CFABaker County Property Appraiser32 N. 5th Street, Macclenny Our o ce is open Monday Friday 8:30 am 5 pm $ $ WE BUY TIMBER $ $ DIAMOND TIMBER, INC.FOR A QUALITY CUT What do you make?Me?I make a dierence! My name is Kelley. I am a wife, mother, daughter, and sister. I spend countless hours helping showcase the talented youth of Baker County with the BCHS drama program I have been teaching for 32 years, and Im a union member. My name is Margaret. I trap feral cats, pay for their spaying/neutering, and nd them homes. I volunteer for after-school tutoring and help my students with assignments they are having trouble with. I purchase (with my own money) books and lab supplies for my science class, and even give students money for lunch when they have none of their own. I am a teacher, and Im a union member. My name is Tiany. I am a single mother of 4 honor roll students who shops locally. I am a teacher and Im a union member.Ad sponsored by the Baker County Education Association. Attend Diabetes Self-Management Classes at Baker County Health Department on March 8, 15, 22 & 29 from 5:00 7:00 p.m.Come at 4:00 pm on March 8th for a free A1C test.Call 653-5246 to register.Baker County Health Department 480 W. Lowder St., Macclenny (904) 259-6291 www.healthybaker.org No Job Too Small904-394-1155 New Primary Care Physician Of ceOpening March 2012Located at:31 S. 5th Street, MacclennyMost insurances acceptedPlease call to schedule your appointment today!653-4777Of ce Hours: Monday thru Friday 8 am 5 pm NEED TV?250 channels for$39.99for anybody, anywhere We also offer internet & home phone service(386) 344-2957 Down South GraphicsHydrographic dipping or water transfer printingHydrographic dipping is a process that allows us to take 3D images and adhere them to just about any surface. Joshua & Maranda Roberts904-408-1648downsouthgraphics.net | downsouthgraphics2012@yahoo.com Guns & Knives 4-Wheeler Plastics Skull mounts Picture frames Car Interior & Exterior Phone Covers Anything you want to customize Woodlawn Kennels Quality Professional CareGROOMING 2594757 BOARDING ....... . . . . . . ................... MIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF Twice-weekly residential garbage pickups in Macclenny could be cut in half and resi dents would no longer be awakened by sani tation crews collecting trash in the predawn hours if a new automated collection system is approved. The proposal, recommended by engineer ing consultant Frank Darabi, also would save the city untold thousands of dollars annually in overtime pay because fewer employees would be required on residential routes. City Manager Gerald Dopson said money could be allocated in the 2012-13 budget to buy a new garbage truck equipped with a me chanical arm that picks up and empties spe cially-designed 95-gallon trash cans, negating the need for two workers on the back of the ex isting truck. No workers would lose their jobs, however, because the driver and two other employees would still be needed to service commercial dumpsters and to pick up yard debris in resi dential neighborhoods, Mr. Dopson said on February 21. The savings, he said, will come from a sig tation workers now put in during a six-day work week. Some days, he said, theyre out on the streets picking up trash cans at 4 am until late in the afternoon. Therell be some overtime savings, no question about it, the city manager said. Mr. Darabi recommended the city buy a new truck and go to the automated collection system during a city commission meeting on February 14. He said residents should like the new schedule. In the new system wed go from 8 (am) to 5 (pm). There would be no night time collec tion, he said. Overtime would almost disap pear. In addition to the labor cost savings, Mr. Darabi told commissioners, the mechanical arm would be less problematic than humans picking up heavy cans and risking back inju ries. He said the citys workers compensation rates should go down as a result. Mayor Gary Dopson said the city has been faced in the past with the prospect of continu ing to pay overtime or hire a second crew, which possibly would be even more expensive. The city manager will schedule workshop meetings to further discuss the issue and give residents information about the proposed schedule change and new trash cans that they would be required to use. But so far, the mayor said, the concept sounds good. The prospect of reducing pickups from twice to once a week, however, is expected to be controversial, especially among residential customers with large families that generate more household trash in a week than may be contained in one 95-gallon container. Mr. Darabi said that if this becomes a prob lem additional containers could be provided. He has suggested in the past that residential customers pay a one-time fee of $40 for the carts. The city manager, however, said he wants the containers to be provided free as part of the monthly fee. If someone loses a can, though, they would be required to pay for its replacement, he said. The city manager speculated that the cost for a new truck and accessory equipment could run as high as $250,000. If appropri ated in the new budget in the fall, he said, the automated pickup service could begin in early 2013. During his report to commissioners, Mr. Darabi said he had studied the feasibility of privatizing the citys garbage collection duties and concluded that the proposed automated system would enable the city to continue the service at less cost than a private contractor. The city manager agreed. I dont think theres any doubt that the city can provide the services more economically The city manager also said he did not see the need for a hike in the monthly garbage pickup fee, which was increased in 2009 to $17.32 at Mr. Darabis suggestion to help set aside funds to buy the new equipment. Weve set aside a couple hundred thou sand dollars, the city manager said. fee increase schedule that would have placed the monthly fee at about $22. The city halted the rate after a couple of years when the eco nomic recession hit. Before the rate increase the citys general fund was subsidizing the sanitation budget. However, the city manager said the operation now supports itself with existing fee revenue. In other business during last weeks board meeting, commissioners: Darabi to join Florida Leaders Organized for Water, a multi-county North Florida group organized to protect ground water resources. Mr. Darabi said the city would be under no formed largely by a $250,000 appropriation from Columbia County in an effort to protect groundwater levels from continuing to drop. Member counties represent the Suwannee River and St. Johns River water management districts. We need to protect the resources we have, Mr. Darabi told commissioners, adding that due to water levels continuing to go down people are having to drill wells 15 to 20 feet deeper to reach water. One of the problems, he said, is that the proving requests from outside counties to withdraw large quantities of water from the Floridan Aquifer. 21, 2012 as Korean and Vietnam Veterans Ap preciation Day, which will be celebrated at 11 am that day at Heritage Park. Hamburgers, hotdogs, iced tea and water will be served. Our recognition of our veterans and their involvement in our lives can help us achieve stronger and more meaningful connections with each other and enrich our communitys quality of life, the resolution stated. JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.com First Coast Obstetrics Associates, a group of doctors associated with continue seeing Baker County patients locally. The group has been seeing expectant mothers at the Baker County Health Department for the last 18 years and was poised to refer its ex ends with the health department on February 29. Revenue losses at the health department have led to cutbacks in re cent weeks, including layoffs and the privatization of lab services. The departments director Kerry Dunlavey announced the cancellation of the contract with First Coast Obstetrics earlier this month. Child and maternal health advocates with Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition in Jacksonville responded to the move last week by alerting media outlets to the lower-than-average prenatal care rates in Baker County and how the loss of the sole OB/GYN provider in the county could further reduce them. First Coast Obstetrics Dr. Roland Powers said this week his group is He said the groups midwife and nurse, Melissa Adams, will assist existing patients from Orange Park during the transition period and be available at the new location in the future. It will be a temporary inconvenience, but we will not have a break in care, Dr. Powers said. After the move, however, the group can start accepting women with private insurance, rather than only those with Medicaid, he said. Other doctors in the group are Arjav Ted Shah, Eric J. Edelenbos and Richard A. McCauley. For more information, please call the groups Or It looks like Woodys Bar-BQue will remain open after all. Faced with eviction over un paid past rent, the future of the popular eatery on South 6th St. was somewhat cloudy late last year. Those clouds have dissipated a bit since Woodys franchise owner Fred K. Rhoden and the property owner re-negotiated more favorable lease and mort gage terms with TD Bank. It gives us a lot more breath ing room. Im not going any where, said Mr. Rhoden during a February 16 telephone inter view. Mr. Rhoden, a Macclenny na tive who now lives in Ponte Ve dra, said during an early January interview he hoped the eviction notice would motivate the bank to re-negotiate a mortgage with General Real Estate Services of Jacksonville and its president Parker Hudson. That, said the franchiser, would then result in more favor able terms on his monthly lease. According to the eviction notice on file at the county courthouse, Mr. Rhoden and his corpora tion Macclenny Bar-B-Que owed $30,000-plus in back rent. A default judgement was en tered in December. Mr. Hudson, in an interview February 17, said the judgement and eviction notice will remain in effect until back rent is paid. He, like Mr. Rhoden, believes the newly negotiated terms pave the way for Woodys to remain open. I needed to treat Fred as any other tenant thats what they (the bank) made me do, stated Mr. Hudson. Fred has talked to his banker and worked out a deal that allows him to operate, so it looks like its going to work out. Mr. Hudsons firm construct ed the 5000 square foot Woodys and three out-parcels on the west side of the property in 2008. Mr. Hudson said they are current ly rented to Giggles Comedy Cafe, Games Galore and King Nails. All, he said, are current on their rent. In a January interview, Mr. Rhoden said the general down turn in business has coincided with the recession, and put the squeeze on his finances. He said last week food costs continue to rise, but he has reined in labor costs. Ive taken care of everything as it relates to my business, he said. MACCLENNY CITY COMMISSION Re-designing garbage pickup JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.com When a high school student beat up a middle schooler on the bus last week so severely the victim landed in the hospital, the bus driver said this week. Johnnie Jacobs, the districts transportation director, said bus driv er Roy Maley, 64, of Macclenny followed district protocol by attempt dispatch of the incident, which occurred February 14 about 7:10 am on North CR 125. By the time he pulled the bus over and radioed to us, the situation had stopped, Mr. Jacobs said. Still, he stressed, bus drivers are not prohibited from using physical You dont just sit there and keep driving, said Mr. Jacobs, a for mer high school principal, adding that once the bus stops moving and dispatch is radioed, at that point, if they havent quit, they may inter vene. When asked if that included physical intervention, Mr. Jacobs re sponded: Theyre allowed to do whatever is needed to protect student safety. And in some cases, that may involve physically stopping an al tercation. student from Baxter, after the victim, a 13-year-old female from Sand erson, was treated for internal bleeding and concussion-like symptoms Middle school campus deputy Allen Markley met with the victim that morning. He reported that the teen said she was attacked without provocation and struck repeatedly in the back and head. an iPod Touch showed the 13-year-old seated and attempting to shield herself from the suspects blows. The school buss video camera was not functioning. Deputy Markleys report notes the iPod video also shows the driver stopping the bus and yelling at the 16-year-old to stop the beating. He also wrote that other student witnesses and the two girls involved Facebook the previous evening. The 16-year-old was released to her parents at the direction of the Department of Juvenile Justice. BCHS principal Tom Hill declined to The 13-year-old was treated at the emergency room after experienc ing headaches, nausea and blood in her urine. JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.com A Jacksonville woman ac cused of stealing thousands of dollars from tenants at the Baker Manor Apartments in Macclen ny has been released on house arrest as investigators continue building their case. 46, turned herself in December 19 after sheriffs office inves tigators filed a com plaint alleging more than 500 counts of fraud, forgery, theft and other crimes. Although the State Attorneys Office ex pects to file formal charges soon, the of stipulated by Florida statutes. Defendants cannot be kept in jail for more than 40 days after an charges. We will be filing charg es soon, State Attorneys Of of Gainesville said. Weve re quested additional information from law enforcement because of the large number of counts in volved. February 7 and ordered her to re main in Baker County. Shes re siding in Macclenny and cannot leave her home on Clover Drive unless its for medical care, court or to visit her attorney, public de fender George Nelson. The same day the court also granted her former attorneys motion to withdraw as her lawyer. She was represented by Curtis S. Fallgatter of Jack sonville, a former Chief Assistant US Attorney. According to the de fendants application has no dependents, no income and about $15,000 in debts. The ex-apartment manager is suspected of stealing about $25,000 from tenants at the publicly-subsi dized housing complex at the corner of Lowder and South 6th streets in Macclenny during a 17-month period between March 28 and August 31, 2011. The sheriffs department al leges she pilfered utility assis tance checks meant to help lowincome Baker Manor tenants, deceived them into paying more rent than they owed and, pos sibly, embezzled money from a dead childs memorial bank ac count, among other offenses. Sheriffs office investiga tor Chris Volz estimated at Ms. 20 the total dollar amount that could be lost due to the alleged crimes, including funds paid to replace the stolen money, could top $40,000. He said by phone earlier that day the investigation was ongo ing and new information was be ing discovered daily, including details about money in the me morial bank account. Police records identified at least 20 victims in the case. According to the investigator, involved utility assistance checks from Baker Manors manage ment company, Horizon Hous ing Management, LLC of Oviedo, FL, to tenants that were either deposited into Baker Manors petty cash account or cashed. February, 2010 she opened the petty cash account with permis sion from the company, but the account was supposed to be lim supplies and other expenses not covered by the apartment com plexs main account, Inv. Volzs report states. The suspect made ATM with drawals from the petty cash ac count at gambling establish ments in Florida and Alabama, including the Allied Veterans of mandy Boulevard in Jackson ville, the report notes. After an audit and investiga tion by Horizon Housing Man agement, which Inv. Volz said mid-August, the companys re gional manager and Baker Man ors current manager reported the alleged criminal activity to police on November 7. Donna Gris Female student is facing felony aer school bus beating Police arrested a Macclenny woman the afternoon of Febru ary 19 for again threatening her elderly mother at the latters resi dence off Woodlawn Road. Sheila Griffis, 47, was booked at county jail for domestic assault on Estelle Williamson, 81, and felony abuse of the elderly. Ms. Griffis has been arrested on similar charges before, and had been ordered by County Judge Joey Williams to stay away from her mother. The daughter lives nearby. Andrew Williamson, the vic tims 53-year-old son, told Depu ty Chris Walker that his sister has several times been released with no contact orders, then returns to her mothers home causing trouble. In the latest case, Mr. William son called police because his sis ter was threatening their mother, who Deputy Walker noted as too upset to speak with him when he arrived. By then, the daughter had run back to her residence on Glenn Williamson Rd. and she was arrested there. In another domestic case, Deputy Johnny Hodges filed criminal complaints against an estranged Macclenny couple that accused each other of violent be havior during an argument the morning of February 16. Morgo Gaskins, 22, told the officer she was angry after go ing to the US 90 east residence of Bradley Hardenbrook, 22, and finding him there intoxicated and with another woman. The couples two children were at the address also. Ms. Gaskins was interviewed at the Fraser Hospital emergen cy room where she went com plaining of back pain from be ing thrown against a wall by Mr. Hardenbrook. She also claimed he choked her. The boyfriend countered that he grabbed Ms. Gaskins in selfdefense. Deputy Hodges contacted the Department of Children and Families because of the chil drens presence. Repeat arrest for threats to her mother Fleeing man wanted Second weekend for Broadway BCHS drama department is get ting ready to put its musical revue Broadway in Baker back on the stage for a second weekend run. The celebration of songs from the Broadway stage runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 pm and Sunday at 2 pm. Reserve seating in the first four rows by calling 259-6286. General admission tickets are on sale at the door. Check it out... www.bakercountypress.com Press Ad Deadline: Monday 5:00 PM Lawtey car show The Lawtey Trailridge Festival Car Show will be held on March 10 from 9 am-5 pm on Lake St. in Lawtey. The public is invited to admire the array of vintage automobiles. Classic car owners are welcome to submit their vehicles for the Best in Show and Mayors Choice tro phies. Call 782-3454 for information. We print obituaries with a picture free of charge. bakercountypress.com

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Yarborough,Licensed Real Estate Brokerfront porch 6514 Home Again Lane | Macclenny259-4885 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 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 Gamma Phi Alpha Inc.presentsMy Black is BeautifulA Black History CelebrationFebruary 25, 2012Baker County Middle School Doors open at 5:30 pmTickets: Adults $5.00 | Students $3.00 Children 10 & under Free Upcoming Registration Announcement forMETHODIST PRESCHOOL Saturday, March 38-10 amRegistering for August 2012 School Year Ages 1-5 (including Free VPK) Call 259-3521 for more informationLicensed & Accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International A convicted sex offender who was supposed to be living in Jacksonville was arrested the morning of February 19 at a south Macclenny trailer park where he had apparently been residing on a regular basis. Michael Jackson, 30, was at the residence in Rho dens trailer park that morning when Deputy Chris Walker responded to a civil call by the suspect, who had questions about a domestic violence hearing re quested by his wife. The estranged wife, Mary Jackson, 30, was stay ing in Sanderson at the time, and Deputy Walker noted she had left their two children in the care of her husband. A computer check turned up the offender status and that Mr. Jackson was supposed to be at a Jack sonville address living with a relative. He admitted to living in Macclenny and pointed out to the officer that he had been served by the sheriffs department with legal papers two days earlier. Deputy Walker also confirmed via Mrs. Jackson and neighbors that the husband stayed there on a regular basis. Investigator Tracie Benton told the deputy she had previously warned Mr. Jackson against living in Macclenny. He was booked for failure to notify of ficials of an address change, a third-degree felony. In other arrests, another Jacksonville man was jailed the afternoon of February 14 for violating pro bation. Paul Hendrix, 41, was found intoxicated in the bed of a parked Ford pickup on the CR 229 off-ramp from Interstate 10 that afternoon, and according to Deputy Daryl Mobley, had earlier been seen driving the vehicle. The officer noted in his report that Mr. Hendrix has a criminal record that runs 15 pages. An empty prescription bottle was found in his possession; the label indicated it contained 30 doses of Hydrocodo ne and was filled eight days earlier. ple charges after they ran behind the BP station in downtown Macclenny late on February 17. One of the youths, age 16 and from Macclenny, was booked for battery on Deputy Brad Dougherty, resisting arrest with violence, disorderly intoxica tion and underage possession of alcohol. The officer and Lt. Scotty Rhoden questioned the youths, and the 16-year-old allegedly pushed Sgt. Dougherty in the chest after cursing and becoming belligerent. The other juvenile, 15 and from Macclenny, was booked for underage alcohol possession. A third youth was not charged. The battery and resisting charges are third-de gree felonies. Two shoplifters managed to cart off over $1500 worth of Five Hour Energy Shots from the Macclenny Walmart during an early morning heist on February 15. A surveillance video shows the suspects, a black male and black fe male, leaving the store with 149 packs of the energy boosting liquid in a storage bin. The couple entered the store at 2:20 am and left 17 minutes later through the grocery entrance. According to the report by Deputy Chad Montean, the video depicts the male on a cellphone just prior to the couples exit to a waiting silver SUV with tinted windows. They loaded the cartons in the vehicle and drove off. A third person was at the wheel. In a second commercial theft reported to police the past week, two persons were caught on surveillance video breaking into the Macedo nia Grocery at CRs 23A and 23C the morning of February 17. The burglars first tried unsuccessfully to kick through the front door, then tossed an object into a window to gain entry. One of them handed out seven scratch-off lottery tickets and five cartons of cigarettes to the second suspect and they fled west on foot. The incident report by Deputy Jeremiah Combs notes one of the sus pects wore a hooded camouflage jacket, blue jeans and gloves. The sec ond, believed to be a female, had on a tan hooded jacket. The intruders struck at 4 am, and the incident is the latest in a series of early morning store burglaries where cigarettes and lottery tickets were stolen. Later that day, a nearby resident found two shirts and sunglasses on his property that may have been discarded by the burglars. A north Sanderson woman on house arrest was taken to jail ear ly on February 18 when she ad mitted she had been out drinking with her boyfriend. Deputy Daryl Mobley ques tioned Leslie Starling, 29, of Sanderson while answering a civil complaint on Cove. St. about 12:30 am. Earlier, Ms. Starling sustained bruising when she jumped from a moving vehicle driven by Geffery Gaskins, 46, also of Sanderson. Ms. Starling became upset re turning from Macs Liquors in Macclenny when Mr. Gaskins refused to let her retrieve their child because of her intoxicated state. The deputy then learned she is banned by terms of her proba tion from leaving her residence on Sanderson Circle, and from being at the bar. The same deputy arrested Brandy Hunt, 33, of Macclenny for driving on a license with ten prior suspensions. She was at the wheel of a 2007 Chevrolet sedan that Deputy Mo bley stopped after observing it speeding on North 6th St. about 4 am on February 19. Ms. Hunt was booked on a fel ony suspension charge and tick eted for speeding. plaint against Morgo Gaskins, 22, of Macclenny for driving on a suspended license after stopping her 1999 Mercury the afternoon of February 19 for driving in the wrong lane of E. Boulevard in Macclenny. She was also ticketed for not having two children, ages 4 and 3, in proper rear seat restraints, and for not having proof of insur ance. The license tag on the vehicle was seized. St. Mary was arrested the eve ning of February 15 for driving on a license with suspensions for drunk driving and failure to pay child support. Deputy Robert Simpkins spot ted the suspect northbound on Lowder St. in Macclenny about 10 pm with one headlight out on his 2000 Ford. He also said Mr. Meyers failed to observe a stop sign and ticket ed him for that. A 14-year-old male student at Baker County Middle School was arrested for selling marijuana to a fellow student on Valentines Day. The mother of another student tipped off school administrators the next day that the sale had taken place. The buyer, another 14-year-old male, stored the pot in a matchbox in the bedroom of his north Macclenny home. Campus Deputy Allen Mar kley found the drug in the bed room after obtaining permission from the suspects mother to search it. The student bought the mari juana for $10, and both he and the alleged seller, who lives south of Macclenny, admitted involve ment. A criminal complaint for pos session was filed against the buyer. The other student was charged with selling marijuana, a second-degree felony. He was released to his mother. Two days later, as 17-year-old male student at Baker County High School was named in a complaint for having loose mar ijuana in the drivers seat of his 2001 Ford pickup parked on the campus. Deputy Matt Riegel said he noticed the pot while checking the vehicle because it was parked the morning of February 16 in a non-assigned spot. The sheriffs department ca nine Tango alerted to the scent of marijuana and the student was summoned from class and pres ent during the vehicle search. dents, 14 and 15 years old, were arrested the morning of February 15 for disorderly conduct. Deputy Markley said the two fought in the classroom of An gel Rhoden, who was treated for bruising on her right wrist that resulted when she was separat ing the students. They were released to relatives after booking at county jail. A Glen St. Mary man reported to police on February 14 that pip ing and other metal materials were stolen from a locked compound off Claude Harvey Rd. William Kerce valued the materials at between $5000-$10,000. He told Deputy Jacob Satterwhite he received a phone tip the previ ous day that a dark green GMC extended cab pickup was seen leaving the property with a load of scrap pipes. Mr. Kerce added that similar thefts have occurred in the past. The victim said the pipes were painted green and had to be cut into smaller sizes before they were taken. He also said the lock was severed to gain entry into the fenced area. In other recent thefts: a locked shed belonging to David Hackley on W. Madison St. in Glen St. Mary. The owner told Deputy Tony Norman the saws belonged to him and the blower to neighbor William Hartline. There is a suspect who had access to one of the keys. Macclenny city park the evening of February 16. Lisa Davis of Macclenny told Deputy Robert Singleton she returned to her 2012 Hyundai at 8 pm after an hour-long exercise walk in the park and found the purse missing. It contained credit cards, $100 cash, a cell phone and identification. She saw a bearded white male wearing blue jeans and a flannel shirt riding north from the area on a bicycle. Police believe they know the mans identity. Freightliner truck parked on Lauramore Rd. north of Macclenny the evening of February 19 or early the next morning. Daniel Reed told Deputy Clements Leo a cell phone was taken. It was the property of Fleet Transport of Perry, FL. First Baptist Churchof MacclennyIt Feels Like Home372 S. Sixth Street at W. Minnesota Ave. Directions from I-10: Take Exit 335 N. Go 1.3 miles North on Hwy. 121 See steeple on left Broadcast Live on WJXR 92.1 FM each Sunday Morning @ 11:00 am SUNDAY SERVICESSunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:45 am & 6:00 pmWEDNESDAY SERVICESPrayer & Bible Study 6:45 pm Awana for Children 6:45 pm Youth Group 6:45 pm Dr. Edsel M. Bone Senior Pastor Sex oender re-arrested Student sold pot at BCMS JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.com a decade Baker County Middle to visit historical re-enactors and demonstrators at the Olustee ary 17. History teacher Gayle Combs said that because the annual Olustee Battle reenactment falls so close to the start of FCAT test ing, her students had not been able to attend since 2001. This is the time of year when were intense about pushing for FCAT ... so they dont like us said, adding that the writing test taken by fourth, eighth and tenth graders begins February 28. But after meeting with middle school principal Sherry Barrett and convincing her the trip was worthwhile, students were once again able to see up close a recreation of what life might have been like during the Civil War. My belief is for them to love history they have to have a con nection to it, said Ms. Combs. And with this going on in our community, its a great way to bring history alive. Eighth grader Nikki Connell said shes always loved the Civil War. Its pretty awesome how so many people fought and died for us in the war, she said after touring the Union camp area at Park. About two-thirds of middle schools eighth graders, some 230 students in all, traveled to the park about 9 am before wit nessing a booming artillery dem onstration just past the park en trance with other students from The Bolles School in Jackson ville. BCMS students soon broke into smaller groups with chap erones, including Ms. Combs and middle school math teacher Cathy Williams, to start scaven ger hunts for historical informa tion to be gleaned from the parks re-enactors, exhibitors and land marks, which were shown on a map made specially for Olustee Battle Education Day held the Friday before the battle reenact ment. We encourage you to visit the educational stations and as sist your students by engaging in conversation with the reenactors about the Civil War and Battle of Olustee, reads the map. The students sought out the answers to questions like: Who were the Union and Confederate generals in the battle? And how many soldiers were involved on either side? Ms. Combs said her history students start the year learning about the Ice Age, then progress chronologically through the Civil War by the end of the school year. Although students have not begun studying the Civil War, she hopes learning about Florida largest Civil War battle will help them relate better to the material once they reach it. PHOTOS BY JOEL ADDINGTON Pictured clockwise from top: 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry re-en actors Cliord Pierce of Jacksonville with 8th graders, history teacher Gayle Combs with her group, Linda Rosenblatt as the widowed wife a Confederate soldier and Frank Hayward of Deltona, FL talks Civil War ries. Battleeld living history trip BCMS class at Olustee JUST A CLICK AWAY View video of BCMS 8th graders touring the Olustee Battleeld. www.bakercountypress.com www.bakercountypress.com Press Ad Deadline: Monday 5:00 PM

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ursday, February 23, 2012 T B C P Page 8 ursday, February 23, 2012 T B C P Page 9 JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.com Two new, locally-sponsored scholarships are available this spring through the Baker County Education Foundation, the non aged by the school district. The foundation announced last week the $2000 memorial scholarship established by Dar rell Giddens in honor of Pastor Todd Annis, who died last year in a vehicle accident. The late pastor served as the minister of youth at First Assem bly of God in Macclenny. Applicants for the scholarship must be graduating seniors at Baker County High School with grade point averages of 3.0 or higher. Preference will be given to applicants pursuing a degree in Christian ministry, music, counseling or other faith-based The foundation also an nounced the Leaving a Legacy scholarship, which is offered us ing proceeds of the foundations ner held annually. The next dinner is scheduled for March 27. The legacy scholarship will be $4,000, payable over a four-year period. Applicants must be grad uating seniors at BCHS with a 3.0 grade point average or higher. Preference will be given for sci ence, technology, engineering or math majors. Another memorial scholar ship offered through the foun dation in honor of school board member Jesse Davis late grand father R.E. Watkins will provide between $500 and $1000 for a graduating BCHS senior who wants to study business or an lege, and who spent at least two years in the JROTC program. Mr. Watkins was a hump pilot in World War II and the Korean War. The scholarship is being of fered for the second year. Mr. Davis said no applicants quali Applicants are expected to have at least a 3.5 grade point of their class. They must submit an essay as well as three letters of recommendation. There are 20 other locallysponsored scholarships available through the foundation, most worth either $500 or $1000. They can be found along with an application at http://bakercounty-education-foundation. Applications are due to the May 1. Information about a dozen other scholarships from national organizations like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation can be found on the high schools website at http://bchs.baker.k12. The web site is updated regu larly with new scholarship op portunities. Another helpful resource, said BCHSs Debbie Charko, is http:// www.studentscholarships.org. JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.com Reagan McKendree wasnt shocked she achieved a near-per fect score on the SAT recently, but what it means for her future puts a smile on her face. The Baker County High School junior scored 2320 out of 2400 points on the exam used as a common benchmark for college admissions and scholarship eligi bility. The 16-year-old from Cuyler garnered 220 out of 240 points on the pre-SAT, so she expect ed to do well on the SAT. But I wasnt thinking a perfect score on the math and reading, Ms. McKendree said the morning of She didnt miss a single ques tion on the reading or math por tions of the test, but lost points on the writing and grammar sec tions. I was pretty happy, said Ms. McKendree, adding that she didnt realize how extraor dinary her score was until guid ance counselors and other faculty members, made such a big deal of it. I was like, well, OK. This is a pretty big deal, she said. Prior to taking the SAT in the high schools library, the youth spent about a month and a half studying a 3-inch-thick prep book from Princeton Review. It starts with an essay, she said of the test, and that kind of worried me because its 25 min utes and thats a short amount of time to write a good essay ... I just kind of went with it and wrote what I thought went best. The teen cruised through the math portion without a worry, but was more anxious about the reading and grammar sections because thats where she had the most trouble on the pre-SAT. Grammar is always the hard est part, she said. Reagan is the daughter of Pau la and Rodney McKendree and sister to Rhett, 13. She attends Raiford Roach Church south of Macclenny. Paula McKendree said Reagan has always had it together and been very motivated ... Its just the way God made her. Still, she pointed to the efforts of some really great teachers shes had along the way. What advice does she have for other parents? We always tell her, do your best. If you do that, were proud of you. Every childs different, but if you know theyre trying their hardest and doing the best they can, you should be happy with that, said Paula McKend ree. With such high scores on the pre-SAT and SAT, Reagan, who is a member of the volleyball and track teams, will have her choice of colleges. Even before the most recent test results, shes received correspondence from Ivy League schools like Harvard, Cornell and Brown universities. Reagan said theres also a chance she could receive a Na tional Merit Scholarship, which will be given to only 8300 stu dents out of 1.5 million nation wide who scored high enough on the pre-SAT to be considered. Awards and recognitions from the National Merit Scholar ship program are used by many colleges and companies to de termine eligibility for their own scholarships. That is one of the biggest ad vantages, said Paula McKend ree of her daughters SAT scores. There will be scholarship offers and she can be in honors pro grams that a lot of times have smaller class sizes and cater to the kids more. Reagans parents both attend ed the University of Florida and Reagan said shes leaning in that direction, too. Theyve always been Gators so I guess its kind of drummed into me, she said. But I want to be a doctor and live down here, and UF has pretty much the best medical school in Florida. Nonetheless, her mother said she wants Reagan to keep an open mind and visit other schools as well. We are a little partial [to UF] and we would like to see her stay close. But at the same time we dont want to limit her, said Paula McKendree. Reagan attended last weeks Sunshine State Scholars pro gram, which recognizes the states top 11th graders in the areas of science, technology, en gineering and mathematics, or STEM, and links them with col lege representatives and industry groups. While there she discovered the University of South Florida in Tampa has an accelerated, sevenyear medical school. Thats kind of cool. Normal ly its eight years, said Reagan, whos a student in the school dis tricts gifted program. Outside of the classroom, the Baker County native plays pi ano and competes on the high schools Hi-Q varsity team. Shes a member of the beta and his tory clubs and volunteers at her church. A R & R INC 10525 DUVAL LANE MACCLENNY, FL 32063 Phone (904) 259-4774 The following vehicle will be sold at public auc tion March 9, 2012 at 10:00 am at A R & R INC, 10525 Duval Lane, Macclenny, FL 32063. 1995 Honda Accord VIN # 1HGCD5659SA105197 2/23 Registration of Fictitious Names We the undersigned, being duly sworn, do hereby declare under oath that the names of all persons interested in the business or profession carried on under the name of Blue Lightning Security whose principle place of business is: 5 West Macclenny Ave. Macclenny, FL 32063 and the extent of the interest of each is as follows: NAME EXTENT OF INTEREST William M. Crawford Owner William M. Crawford Signature STATE OF FLORIDA COUNTY OF BAKER Sworn to and subscribed before me this 21st day of February, 2012 AL FRASER CLERK OF COURTS BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Sherri Dugger As Deputy Clerk 2/23 ALL SAFE MINI STORAGE 190 SOUTH LOWDER STREET MACCLENNY, FLORIDA 32063 904-259-3565 The following units containing household items such as furniture, appliances, etc., will be sold by public auction at 9:00 am March 10, 2012 to satisfy back rent. The following tenants can claim their prop erty back if rent is paid before this date: Name Unit # Mariah Trosper 305 2/23-3/1 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: Two parcels of land situated in NE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of Section 19, Township 2 South, Range 22 East, Baker County, Florida, be ing more particularly described as fol lows: Commencing at the Southwest corner of NE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of said Section 19, thence N 0 E, along West line of NE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of said Section 19 a dis tance of 90 feet; thence East a distance of 200 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continuing East a distance of 10 feet; thence N 0 E a distance of 123 feet; thence West a distance of 10 feet; thence S 0 W a distance of 123 feet to the Point of Beginning. Also, Commencing at the Southwest cor ner of NE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of said Section 19; thence N 0 E along West line of NE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of said Section 19 a distance of 213 feet; thence East a distance of 46 feet to a point on the East right of way line of State Road No. 23-A presently estab lished as having a 80 foot right of way, said point being the Point of Beginning; thence continuing East a distance of 104 feet; thence S 0 W, a distance of 123 feet; thence East a distance of 50 feet; thence N 0 E a distance of 123 feet; thence East a distance of 10 feet; thence N 0 E a distance of 73 feet; thence West a distance of 164 feet to East right of way line of State Road No. 23-A; thence S 0 W along the said East right of way line a distance of 73 feet to the Point of Beginning. Street address: 12421 North CR 23-A, MacClenny, FL 32063 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED 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, EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO. 02-2011-CA-0021 COLUMBIA BANK, f/k/a COLUMBIA COUNTY BANK, Plaintiff, vs. DAVID B. HILLMAN, a/k/a DAVID BRANDON HILLMAN, a/k/a BRANDON HILLMAN; DWIGHT JONES; GEAR & WHEEL MOBILE REPAIR, INC., a Florida corporation; and FLORIDA CREDIT UNION, Defendants. ____________________________________/ NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice is hereby given that the following described property: The SE 1/4 of the West 40 acres of the NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Section 36, Township 3 South, Range 20 East, Baker County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the No. 1/4 cor ner of said Section 36, thence run N. 83 deg. 05 37 E. and along the North line of said Section 36 606.15 feet; thence S. 17 deg. 38 38 E, 647.46 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue S. 17 deg. 38 38 E. 647.46 feet to a point on the Southerly line of aforementioned NW 1/4 of NE 1/4; thence N. 83 deg29 38 E. and along said Southerly line 684.42 feet to the Southeast corner of afore mentioned West 40 acres; thence N. 17 deg. 38 39 W. and along the Easterly line of said West 40 acres 649.89 feet; thence S. 83 deg. 17 39 W. 683.95 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 10.0 acres, more or less. ALSO: The SW 1/4 of the West 40 acres of the NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Section 36, Township 3 south, Range 20 East, Baker County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Begin at the SW corner of said NW 1/4 of NE 1/4; thence run N. 17 deg. 38 39 W. and along the Westerly line of said NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 645.02 feet; thence N. 83 deg. 17 39 E. 686.60 feet; thence S. 17 deg. 38 38 E. 647.46 feet to a point on the Southerly line of aforemen tioned NW 1/4 of NE 1/4; thence S. 83 deg. 29 38 W. and along said Southerly line 687.07 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 1.0.0 acres, more or less. TOGETHER WITH EASEMENTS FOR IN GRESS AND EGRESS DESCRIBED BELOW, both Lying in Section 36, Township 3 South, Range 20 East, Baker County: Easement 1: For a point of reference com mence at the Southeast corner of the NE 1/4 of NW 1/4, said point being common with the Southwest corner of the NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 of said Section 36; thence along the Easterly line of said NE 1/4 of NW 1/4 N. 17 deg. 38 41 W. 864.60 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence departing said Easterly line N. 50 deg. 28 11 W. 171.30 feet; thence N. 58 deg. 38 36 W. 238.02 feet to a point on the Easterly right-of-way line of County Road num ber 229 (a 100 foot right-of-way as now established); thence along said Easterly right-of-way line N. 07 deg. 36 48 E. 32.77 feet; thence departing said East erly right-of-way line S. 58 deg. 38 36 E. 253.35 feet; thence S. 50 deg. 28 11 E. 126.94 feet to a point on the aforemen tioned Easterly line of said NE 1/4 of NW 1/4 ; thence along said Easterly line of said NE 1/4 of NW 1/4 S. 17 deg. 38 41 E. 55.34 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Contains 0.27 acres, more or less. Easement 2: For a point of reference com mence at the Southeast corner of the NE 1/4 of NW 1/4, said point being common with the Southwest corner of the NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 of said Section 36; thence along the Easterly line of said NE 1/4 of NW 1/4 N. 17 deg. 38 41 W. 585.02 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence departing said Easterly line S. 72 deg. 21 23 W. 30.00 feet; thence parallel with said East erly line of said NE 1/4 of NW 1/4 N. 17 deg .38 41 W. 326.09 feet; thence S. 50 deg. 28 11 E. 55.34 feet to a point on the aforementioned Easterly line of said NE 1/4 of NW 1/4; thence along said Easterly line S. 17 deg .38 41 E. 279.58 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Contains 0.21 acres, more or less. shall be sold by the Clerk of this Court, at public sale, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment in the above styled action dated February 20, 2012, at the BAKER County Courthouse in Macclenny, BAKER County, Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on March 21, 2012, to the best and highest bidder for cash. Any person claiming an interest in any surplus from the sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the notice of lis pen dens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and official seal in the State and County aforesaid this 20th day of February, 2012. AL FRASER Clerk of Court By JAMIE CREWS As Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Eddie M. Anderson, P.A. P.O. Box 1179 Lake City, FL 32056 Phone (386) 754-0771 Fax (386) 754-0772 2/23-3/1 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 9, 2012 at 10:00 am, at Higginbothams Towing & Re cov ery, US 90 West, Glen St. Mary, FL. 32040. 2001 Honda Civic VIN # 1HGCF86611A045886 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 3, PAGE 67 PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER 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: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Ms. Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Family and Civil Justice Center, 201 East University Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 337-6237 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact th 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. 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(4 on or before Sept. 1, 2012) Location: Baker County Pre-K/K Center Transportation: None available. Parents must provide transportation to and from school. Hours: 3 hours per day during school hours (8:10 11:10 A.M. or 12:10 3:10 P.M.) Fees: None Meals Provided: None Required Documents: *Original birth certi cate *Proof of custody if not the birth parent *Current shot record *Current physical *Photo ID *Proof of residency (must be physical address)FULL DAYWho quali es: Every 4 year old living in Baker County. (4 on or before Sept. 1, 2012) Location: Baker County Pre-K/K Center Transportation: Bus transportation provided to and from school. Hours: Full school day (8:30-3:00) Our Extended Day Enrichment Program (EDEP) is also available for an additional fee.Fees: $68.10 weekly>>> Full and reduced prices available <<< (Sliding scale fee reduction available through Episcopal Childrens Services to those who qualify through family size and income. Employment and income veri cation required.)Meals provided: Breakfast and lunch are available through the school cafeteria for purchase (free and reduced lunch applications are available for those who qualify).Required Documents: Original birth certi cate Proof of custody if not the birth parent Current shot record Current physical Photo ID Proof of residency (must be physical address) Proof of employment or full time student status (if applying for a reduced rate) Redneck Cookingwill be sellingBoston Butts & Chicke non us 90 by baker beverageSaturday, February 25from 9:00 am 2:00 pm New scholarships established, added to education foundation LOST DOG Blue Pitbull, 3 yrs. old, 85 lbs., cropped ears, Harley Davidson collar last seen behind Zaxbys 904-259-1752 $3600+ raised for toddler fatality Sti winds did little to deter the festivities the afternoon of February 11 at Altmans Store in Cuyler during a fund raiser for the late Autumn Smith, 18 months, who was killed by a car on CR 127 N. on January 26. Or ganized by Hope Bryant and others, the event raised more than $3600 that will be used for a headstone for the young victim, who lived not far from the store. In above photo, Nancy Rewis leads Maryssa Pernette and Tru Austin around on a horse. According to Ms. Bryant, the bulk of funeral expenses for young Autumn were picked up by a private donor. PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON Reagan McKendree Scores near-perfect on SAT spoiledrottenpartyrentals.comWe specialize in all your party needs!In atable bouncers, slides & combos Cotton candy, snow cone & popcorn machines Tents, tables, chairs & more! 813-2474Owners: Jay & Kristen Dyal We want to know... WEDDINGS & BIRTHS 4 week deadline ATTENTION OUT OF COUNTY SUBSCRIBERS! Try our E-edition @ www.bakercountypress.com We publish obituaries & pictures FREE! Thank you $6.00 (for 50 words)

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ursday, February 23, 2012 T B C P Page 11 Page 10 FEBRUARY 23, 2012 San Beckum, 2nd Vice Presi dent and membership chair of the Womans Club of Macclen ny, was chosen as the chapters Woman of the Year for 2012 dur ing the February 16 meeting. The Woman of the Year must have three years of membership with the organization and put forth extra effort and time for the good of the club and community, the clubs bylaws state. As the honoree, Mrs. Beckum will oversee greeting and wel coming attendees at meetings. She will oversee the seating of guests and speakers. She will also be the clubs ambassador for the year. For the past two years, Mrs. Beckum chaired the member ship coffee held in August of ev ery year to highlight the activities of the club in order to retain cur rent membership and to attract new members. She created flyers and invi tations to announce the coffee. She visited businesses in the area to discuss the activities of the Womans Club and to invite area business women to be inaugural members in the clubs new night meeting venture, Girls Night Out. She also helped with set up, decorations and food for the event. Mrs. Beckum worked with two other members of the club to revise the club yearbook to a new size and to add pictures of the members. She wrote letters to guests and acceptance letters ers to announce guest speakers in order to encourage attendance at the monthly meetings and dis nesses. When the chapter newsletter editor resigned for personal rea sons, Mrs. Beckum accepted the challenge to write and distribute months until the editor returned. Mrs. Beckum has been in volved in various club projects including selling tickets, cooking and delivery for the annual spa ghetti dinner, donations to the annual Marjorie Lord Christmas Party for Children, selling tick ets and doing make up for the models on the day of the annual fashion show to raise scholarship money; coaching contestants in the Miss Florida Forestry Schol arship Pageant in speech and in terview techniques; and walking in the Relay for Life team. Mrs. Beckum became a mem ber of the Womans Club after moving to Macclenny soon after retirement as an employment counselor for the state of Ala bama. She has a bachelors degree in psychology from the University of South Carolina. She lives with her husband William and their schnauzer Maxx. 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 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 Happy 27th Birthday, Philip (Petey) Crosby Middleton. 2/26/85 1/17/06We miss you, but youre with your uncle Darrell. Shelton Carter, 76, of Macclenny Shelton M. Carter, 76, of Mac clenny died Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Carter was a retired mechanic and lifelong resident of Baker County who ing and rid ing through the forest with his son. Survi vors in clude son Larry M. (Barbara) Carter of Macclenny; daugh ters Betty (Gene) Gomillion of Defuniak Springs, FL, Cyndi (Jerry) Crews of Macclenny and Alisa (Jason) Carter of Mac clenny; step-sons Steve (The resa) Dyess and Chris (Shirley) Dyess; brother Alvin (Clara) Carter of Glen St. Mary; sister Esther Clemons of Macclenny; 20 grandchildren and 33 greatgrandchildren. A graveside service was held at 11 am, Friday, February 17 at Oak Grove Cemetery with Forbes funeral home was in charge of arrangements. Shelton Carter Neila Crews, 92, of Macclenny dies Neila Odom Crews, 92, of Macclenny died February 15, 2012 at Cypress Creek Assisted Living Facility, Sun City, Flor ida. Mrs. Crews was a resident of Baker County for the past 65 years and was the daughter of the late King Solo mon and Leoma Tay lor Odom. She retired from the Winn-Dixie produce department after 20 years and also enjoyed working at the former Karalles Town Shop in Macclenny. She was an orga nizer of the Friends of Baker County Nursing Home and a member of the Womens Club, where she received the Woman of the Year award in 2000. She was a member of the Glen First Baptist Church and was preced ed in death by her husband of 62 years Edward Crews. Survivors include daugh ters Willine (Ray) Yarbrough, Ocala and Barbara Ann (Rich ard) Amos, Dover, FL; brother Ralph Odom of Macclenny; four grandchildren; 10 great-grand grandchildren also survive. The funeral service for Mrs. Crews was held Saturday, Feb ruary 21 at 3 pm in the chapel of Guerry Funeral Home with Rev. ment followed at Macedonia Cemetery. Neila Crews George OBrien Brian Hodges George OBrien Brian Hodges, 50, of Macclenny died Saturday, February 18, 2012. Mr. Hodges was a lifelong resi dent of Bak er County and small engine me chanic who enjoyed fishing, camping, playing music and singing. He also enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Survivors include his moth er Carolyn (Ronald) Plymel of Macclenny; brothers Ed die Hodges Jr. and Denny Hodges of Macclenny, Brad (Alicia) Hodges and Ray (Fe licia) Hodges of Glen St. Mary, Steve (Elaine) Hodges and Lee Hodges of Sanderson, Jessie (Wendy) Hodges of Waycross, GA; and sister Lynn Hodges of Macclenny. He was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Lee Hodges; brothers Edward Alvin Hodges Sr. and Russell Oliver Hodges; and sister Shirley Hig ginbotham. A memorial service will be held Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 6 pm at Glen Friend ship Tabernacle with Rev. Al Funeral Home is in charge of ar rangements. George Hodges Madge Miller, 77, of Glen St. Mary Madge Sanders Miller, 77, of Glen St. Mary died February 22, 2012 at the Morris Center in Jackson ville. She was born in Elmodel, Georgia to the late A.A. and Elsie Sanders on February 16, 1935. Madge was a resident of North Florida since 1993 and attended the Christian Fel lowship Temple. She retired from Sears in 1990 where she was employed as a bookkeeper for 20 years. She also worked at Sprint for 10 years as a tele phone operator. Mrs. Miller enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, bowling, and was active in Little League activities when her chil dren were young. She was pre deceased by her daughter Vickie Miller Onkst, stepmother Eloise C. Sanders and brother Anthony Sanders. Survivors include her chil dren Debbie (David) Dorman of Glen St. Mary and Steven M. Miller of Fredrick, MD; broth ers James L. (Gay) Sanders of Sasser, GA, Dewitt (Delphia) Sanders of Pascagoula, MS, Dan (Sheila) Sanders of Sylacauga, AL; sisters Melanie Johnson and Karen Peters; grandchil dren Tim, Diana, Matthew and Stephanie; great-grandchildren Chase, Blayne, Bo and Brooklyn and numerous nieces and neph ews. The funeral service will be held on Monday February 27, 2012 at 1 pm at V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services Chapel. In terment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lakeland, FL at a later date. The family will re ceive friends on Monday Febru ary 27, 2012 from noon to 1:00 pm at the funeral home. Madge Miller Terrance Newman 72, of Davenport Terrance (Terry) R. Newman, 72, of Davenport, FL died Mon day, January 9, 2012 surround ed by his loving family after an extended illness. Formerly of Baker County, he was the son of the late Edwin and Emma Kly swan Newman. He was a veter an of the United States Air Force and retired from Disney World. Survivors include his wife of 45 years Frances Godwin New man; sons Micheal (Holly) New man of Merritt Island and John ny (Theresa) Newman of Winter Park; brother Ronnie Newman of Ohio; sisters-in-law Lucille (Tim) Fox and Joann (Pete) Parish of Macclenny, Winifred Fisher of Glen St. Mary and Mary (Luther) Pringle of Bry ceville; brother-in-laws Billy (Susan) Godwin of Sanderson and William (Cleo) Godwin of Glen St. Mary; four grandchil dren and numerous other family and friends also survive. A memorial service was held February 11 at St. Faustina Cath olic Church in Clermont, Florida ing. Interment will be held Sat urday, February 25 at 11 am at Manntown Cemetery, Glen St. Mary with Father Sawomir Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements. Opal Poe, 86, of Jacksonville Opal C. Poe, 86, of Jackson ville died Sunday, February 19, 2012. She was born December 20, 1925 in Raceland, KY to Gor don and Mary Ball Dillow. She was a char ter member of Jack sonville Heights Baptist Church. Her love for her grand children meant more to her than her love for her bowling, and she loved her bowling. Opal is pre ceded in death by her husband Lloyd Poe, son Billy Poe and daughter Connie Leissner. Survivors include children Walter W. Poe, Faye (Hank) Burnsed of Glen St. Mary and Richard Poe; son-in-law Rick Leissner; sister Ruby Lowe; grandchildren Jenifer, Jessica, Walter, William, Damien, Dan and Tina; eight great-grandchil dren. The funeral service will be held Friday, February 24 at 11 am in the chapel of HardageGiddens Town and Country Fu neral Home on Normandy Blvd. Interment will follow at River side Memorial Park Cemetery, Jacksonville. Visitation will be from 6-8 pm at the funeral home. Opal Poe Robert Zeigler dies February 14 Robert Warren Zeigler of Lake Butler died on February 14, 2012 after a brief illness. He was born in Pulaski, VA on Febru ary 22, 1946 and lived in Macclenny for nearly 30 years before mov ing to Lake Butler. Mr. Zei gler is sur vived by son Keith (Tabatha) Zeigler; grand child Kriston Zeigler; brothers Charles (Diane) Collins of Glen St. Mary and Michael Zeigler of Brooker; sister Brenda Hunter and mother Norma Poole of Las Vegas, Nev.; and companion Judy Smith of Lake Butler. The funeral service was held on February 18 at Praise Chris tian Assembly Church in Gra ating. Robert Zeigler Gospel sing Friday A gospel sing will be held Fri day evening, February 24 at the Road to Calvary Church in Glen St. Mary from 7:30-9 pm. Ev eryone is welcome. Heartfelt thanks We take this opportunity to express our sincere apprecia tion for every act of kindness ex tended to us during the illness and loss of our mother, Jessie Mae Lee. All of the phone calls, and especially the many prayers have sustained us during this friends who visited her in the nursing home, we cannot thank you enough. She was very hap py during her short stay at Wells Nursing Home. The staff could not have been more wonderful to her and to us. To Pastor David Hodges and the Manntown Church family, we will be forever grateful for all of your support and the de licious meals you provided. To our Uncle Robert Dortch and our own Jana Jackson, the singing was beautiful. We appreciate our loved ones who served as casketbearers. To Bill Guerry and staff and the Baker County Sheriffs God richly bless each one that touched our lives during this sad time. Shirley Crews, Ken Lee and our families Heartfelt thanks The family of Robert Sweat would like to express its sincere gratitude to the people of Baker County for all of their support and prayers during this very heartbreaking time in our lives. Thank you to the Baker County sheriffs department, V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Home, Rai ford Road Church and all of our friends and family who brought the wonderful food, paper goods, tables, chairs and moral sup port. We would also like to ex press a special thank you to Ed Nunn and Greg Lyons for beau tiful bluegrass music and song of worship. To all of my customers at Konnies Klear Pools I would like to extended my appreciation for your patience, kind thoughts, words and for your continued prayers for Robert during his ill ness. Thank you, Konnie Sweat and Family Heartfelt thanks The family of Robbie William son would like to express its grat itude to everyone who provided prayers and comfort during our loss. Robbie was a loving and caring person who will be forever missed by all who knew him. The family of Robert Glenn Williamson In loving memory of Carol Dugger 11/14/1959 2/24/2011 It has been one year, my an gel. Lots of lonely nights and days and lots of tears have been spilled since your passing. I still miss you Carol, your smile that makes a person feel good, your laughter that brightens everyones day and your pres ence that sends a signal of being loved. I tell your girls often how much you loved them and hated to leave them. I try to explain to them why I think Jesus needed you home so you could take care of the little angels because you were so good at it. I know in my heart youre bouncing little angels on your knees telling them how precious they are because you had noth ing but love in your heart and soul. You were loving, caring, a wonderful mother and wife. You will always be remembered. Thank you for thirty-four won derful years, my angel. LOVE, TIMMY In loving memory of Carol Ann Dugger 11/14/1959 2/24/2011 Your beautiful spirit will for ever live on as your smile and ories.... UN T I L WE MEE T AGAIN, YO U R L OVING FAMI L Y In loving memory of Walter Darrell Johns 2/22/1955 7/31/2010 Daddy I know the angels must have baked you a cake on this day, your birthday. Im sure you smiled in your usual way. Did you tease them and make them laugh, as you did us before God called you to His side? We think of the things you will have to tell us when we join you there. And the many things we will share with you. We will celebrate in sadness today as we miss your smile. We will hope that as you walk on the clouds and run through the beautiful starry nights that you will smile down upon us as we wish for you a heavenly birth day happiness. Happy birthday Daddy. WE L OVE AND MISS YO U A L WAYS, HEA TH ER, SKEE T ER, BREANNA AND BRAD L EY In loving memory of Damon N. Pendleton 4/21/1953 02/27/2002 Although it has been 10 years since God called you home, your memories still live in our hearts so we will never be alone. One day soon we will meet again in that home up above. Just wanted you to know that we love and miss you and send our love. GOD BL ESS, YO U R WIFE DE B I, SONS CRAIG, PH I LL I P AND RONA L D; GRANDDA U G HT ERS PAIGE AND PI P ER, BRO TH ERS AND SIS T ER KA TH ERINE, FRANK, RONA L D AND DONA L D San Beckum, the Womans Club 2012 Woman of the Year. Beckum woman of year Subscribe to our E editionwww.bakercountypress.com Dinner to benet scholarships for BCHS students The Baker County Education Foundation is hosting its 2nd an nual Leaving a Legacy Scholar ship Dinner. The event will be held on Tues day, March 27, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center at the First Baptist Church of Macclen ny. Honorees for this years event will be Mr. and Mrs. Tom Coving ton (Joanne) and Mrs. Mary Fin ley. These retired educators have given many years of service to the Baker County School District. Tickets will be on sale for $25 per person. For further informa tion or to purchase tickets, please contact the superintendents of the event will be used for student scholarships. 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Page 13 FEBRUARY 23, 2012 Page 12 FEBRUARY 23, 2012 BOB GERARD | SPORTS BCHS wrapped up the wres tling season this past weekend at the state meet in Lakeland as freshman Brandon Harvey weight class. Harvey was the lone Wildcat at round he lost to Brandon Conroy from Somerset Academy by pin. Conroy went on to wrestle for the second. That put Harvey into the con solation bracket. He defeated Norman Gallon from Spoto High School by forfeit and in the second round lost to Danny Garcia from Monsignor Pace (Miami) by tech nical fall. Garcia went on to win third place in the state. I was very proud of Bran don to go into an event with 700 wrestlers and gain some valuable experience, said Coach Ryan Sulkowski. He probably had one of the toughest draws in the 126 pound weight class. Both guys he the state. Harvey was excited to be at the meet. Wrestling at the state meet was such a great experience for me. To compete against some of the best competition in the state was incredible as a freshman. I was humbled to represent Baker County at state level competition, he said. School Lunch MENU February 27 March 2 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 27 Breakfast: Turkey sausage pancake wrap, orange/pineapple juice and milk. Lunch: Golden corndog or ham with macaroni and cheese with homemade whole grain roll. Choice of 2 sides: baked beans, crispy coleslaw, chilled peaches with a schoolmade cookie and milk. Tuesday, February 28 Breakfast: Breakfast sausage pizza, tropical fruit juice and milk. Lunch: BBQ ribbette on a bun or baked lasagna with a slice of home made italian bread. Choice of 2 sides: garden salad with dressing, garden green peas, fresh banana, peach cobbler and milk. Wednesday, February 29 Breakfast: Ultimate breakfast round, pineapple juice and milk. Lunch: Slice of pepperoni pizza or chicken noodle soup with a homemade whole grain roll. Choice of 2 sides: tossed salad with dressing, mixed vegetables, peach cup and milk. Thursday, March 1 Breakfast: Enriched cereal with slice of toast, orange juice and milk. Lunch: Breaded chicken patty on a bun or chicken fajitas on corn tortillas. Choice of 2 sides: sweet potato rounds, lettuce and tomato slice, seasonal fresh fruit, cookie and milk. Friday, March 2 Breakfast: Pancakes with syrup, peach slices and milk. Lunch: Shepherds Pie with whole grain roll or deli turkey and cheese sandwich on a bun. Choice of 2 sides: tossed salad, steamed broccoli, rosy pear cup and milk SCHOOL ACTIVITIES February 23 BCHS: Drama Annie Auditions, Junior Varsity and Varsity Soft ball at Paxon, 4:30 pm, Drama presentation, Broadway in Baker 5 7 pm BCMS: Softball vs Fernandina Beach, 4 pm KIS: KADET, 9:15 am WES: Good Morning Show Club Meeting, 8 am, Tutoring/After School Read ing Club, 3:15 pm MES: Spring Pictures PK/K: Kindergarten Readiness Workshop, 6 pm February 24 District-wide: Progress Re ports BCHS: Drama presenta tion, Broadway in Baker 5, 7 pm BCMS: Black History Month Program, 6 pm WES: Positive Behavior Support Club Meeting, 8 am PK/K: Dr. Weeks Dental Health Presentation February 25 BCHS: Volleyball Tournament Fundraiser, Drama presentation, Broadway in Baker 5, 7 pm, BCMS: 8th Grade Florida Writes Test Blitz, 8:30 am -12 pm, Black History Month Program, 6 pm KIS: Florida Writes Test Blitz 8:45 am February 26 BCHS: Drama presentation, Broadway in Baker 5, 7 pm February 28 BCHS: Tenth Grade Florida Writes, Track at Palatka, 3:30 pm, Junior Varsity and Varsity Softball vs. Bishop Kenny, 5 pm, Baseball vs. Keystone, 6 pm BCMS: Florida Writes Test, Majorettes, 2 pm, Softball vs. Richardson, 4:30 pm KIS: Florida Writes Test, 8 am WES: Tutoring/ After School Reading Club, 3:15 pm February 29 BCHS: Tenth Grade Florida Writes Make-ups KIS: Florida Writes Test, 8 am WES: Merrie Melodies Club Meeting, 8 am 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 Call Junk Joe We pay cash $325 & up for junk vehicles No title necessary | Licensed Also buying any kind of scrap metal 386-867-1396 Happy 16 th Birthday, HUNTERWe love you, Granny & Papa Happy 16 th Birthday, Hunter. We are so very proud of you. Love you, Mom, Dad, Brook, & Kelton Time to let it go. Childhod behind you teenage years, here we come! Celebrate big! Love, Mom, Brittany, & Grandma Happy 13th Birthday, Austin and Cory Mills! Channing Dobbs and Amber Terrell of Raiford are pleased to announce the arrival of daughter Pamela Ela Piper Dobbs on Decem ber 9, 2011 at North Florida Regional in Gainesville. Pamela weighed 7 lbs., 15 oz. and measured 19.5 inches long. Siblings are Teagan and Kathryn. Grandparents include Larry Dobbs, the late Pamela Rigdon, and Ronnie and Cindy Terrell. Great-grandparents include Michael (Bud) and Margorie Dobbs, and Jimmy and Kathryn Waddell. Pamela Dobbs Blue Lightning Security Residential & Workplace Install new system or upgrade existing system cameras automated controls tracking devices electronic repair We specialize in C.B. and HAM radio repair Whatever your needs well be there in a flash. Family owned and operatedCall us for all your security needs. Addison Marie Hurst Daughter arrives April Betz of Glen St. Mary and Dylan Hurst of Sanderson are pleased to announce the ar rival of daughter Addison Marie on February 13, 2012 at Orange Park Medical Center. Addison weighed 8 lbs., 1 oz. and measured 21 inches long. Grandparents include Anna Betz and Denise Womack of Glen St. Mary and Melissa Hurst and Kevin Harvey of Sanderson. Incorrect year The article last week on the 50th wedding of Jack and Betty Taylor of Glen St. Mary erred in the year of their marriage. They wed in 1962. 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. PHOTO COURTESY OF STE P HANIE WHEELER FBLA brings home district trophies The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) organization from Baker County High School attended the District IV Com petition and Awards Ceremony February 17, bringing home 15 rst place, four second place and two third place honors. The program was hosted and judged by Florida State College of Jacksonville (FSCJ) at its north campus auditorium. BCHS senior and district FBLA president Savanna Jones was master of ceremonies. Results from online testing as well as perfor mance events were revealed during this ceremony. Students put forth much eort and preparation for this competition and should be proud of their success, said FBLA faculty sponsor Stephanie Wheeler. Pictured above from BCHS are (front and center from left) Takenya Ruise and Kelton Givens, (second row from left) Allison Wagsta, Haley Dopson, Brianna Graham, Kasey Alford, Anna Pass, Jeweli King, Ms. Jones, Jenna Sands, (third row from left, third person from the left) Taylor Dopson, Hawke Forbes, Jessica Padgett, Megan Anderson, Chelsea Sanderson, Alan Hodges, Whitney Moore and Amber Richardson. Not pictured are Chase Brannan, Kaitlyn Corder, Robert Branch, Forrest Elledge, Brianna Graham, Evan Barrett, Tyler Cole, Kaitlyn Corder, Ethan Wilkerson, Kailey Murphy and Brittany Ray. 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 $70; a valid picture ID, and /So 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. JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.com The Baker County High School varsity and junior varsity Hi-Q teams fell to Ponte Vedra High School and Vanguard High School from Ocala, respectively, at the regional tournament Janu ary 26. It was a heartbreaker, Hi-Q coach and gifted program direc tor Cathy Hooper recalled this week. The varsity Hi-Q team went undefeated for much of the sea son and captured the district ti tle, but lost to Ponte Vedra by 6 points, 174 to 168, late in the re gional tournament, which took place in High Springs at Spring Ridge First Church of God. We led up until the last ques tion or two, Ms. Hooper said of the varsity squad. After narrowly beating BCHS, Ponte Vedra went on to lose to Bartram Trail High School from St. Johns County. Vanguard ousted the junior varsity Hi-Q team in the first round of play 210 to 158. They were a tough team. We knew they would be hard, said Ms. Hooper. Ten high schools from north and central Florida competed in the regional tournament includ ing Union County High School, which placed second at the dis trict tournament behind BCHS. Other schools included For est High School from Ocala, Bell High School, Williston High School and North Marion High School. Both Hi-Q teams fall at regionals 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 March 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. BOB GERARD | SPORTS The Wildcat baseball team split games last week, beating Middleburg, but losing to Ridgeview. The Cats host West Nassau on Thursday, February 23. Ridgeview on February 15 by a score of 3-1, despite a strong performance on the mound from Dillon Jones. Dillon threw well, said Coach Fred Matricardi. We just couldnt get a hit when we needed. We had bases loaded twice with one out and only scored one run. When you strike out 10 times its hard to win at any level. The Wildcats bats heated up a little on Monday, February 20 as they bested Middleburg 7-3. Jacob Milton picked up his second win in relief, throwing 2.2 scoreless innings. The game was tied 2-2 in the top of the seventh, Stone got things started with a single that gave the Cats a 3-2 lead. The Broncos had a defensive lapse, letting the Wild cats on base on an error. Hunter Hanks singled to drive in two base runners. The Wildcats were led offensively by senior Chris Waddell, a recent signee with FSCJ. Waddell had three hits and Kyle Horne added two more. We havent been swinging the bats real well and hopefully that seventh inning will get us going. I be lieve were going to hit and sometimes a two out RBI can get a team going, Matricardi said after the game. The Cats topped Forrest 10-0 February 21 to push their record to 3-1 on the season. See next weeks edi tion for more details. PHOTOS BY JUD JOHNSON Pictured clockwise from top: Brad Stone looks to get the out at rst, Austin Rowe catches the out, Mikal Flores arrives at second and Jacob Milton watches an overthrown ball at rst base. PHOTO BY JUD JONHSON Brandon Harvey BOB GERARD | SPORTS The BCHS tennis team stayed undefeated with a big win over Yulee on February 14. The boys squad went 7-0 that afternoon, while the girls were 6-1. Nick Dukeman led the way for the boys from his number one sin gles slot with an 8-0 trump. Sam Murphy also blanked his oppo nent 8-0 in the number two slot. Jared Stafford kept the streak going with an 8-0 victory, but to keep the streak alive. Burns de feated his opponent 9-7. Hunter gles match 8-0. Dukeman and Murphy won the number one doubles 8-0 and Staf ford and Burns won 8-2. The girls also had a strong showing although most matches were closer than on the boys side. Kaylann Stafford won the number one singles 8-0 and Logan Raul erson fought her way to a 9-7 win. Stephanie Gross struggled a bit in the number three slot, los ing 5-8. Tianna Raysor got back on the winning track with an 8-0 victory. Haleigh Latimer won 8-1. Stafford and Raulerson won the number one doubles match 8-3 and Gross and Raysor com bined for an 8-1 win. The team travels to West Nas sau on February 23. BOB GERARD | SPORTS three Lady Wildcat lifters placed in the top 20 at the state tournament this past weekend in Kissimmee. Though none of the girls made the podium, they turned in solid results for Coach Joey Sulkowski. class. Russell, who has a handful of school records to her credit, hoisted a 205 in the bench press and a 150 in the clean and jerk for a 355 total. an outstanding 165 in the clean and jerk for a 305 total. Kristin Burnham was eighteenth in the 139 class with a 140 bench and a 130 clean and jerk for a 270 total. BOB GERARD | SPORTS The Lady Wildcat softball team isnt used to opening a season on a three-game skid, so last weeks performance left them rankled. back on track with a 11-0 thrashing of district rival Terry Parker on the road February 16. The girls collected 15 hits and left the Braves shaking their heads. Hauge reached on a bunt and stole second base. Kylie Holton brought her home with a single and Taylor Crummey drove her in with a single. BCHS broke the game open with a huge sixth inning, collecting six runs to break the backs of their hosts. Brooke Roberts singled and made it to second base on a throwing er ror. Megan Farmer and Hauge both reached on errors and Holton col lected a pair of RBIs with a double. Crummey singled to bring in Hauge and put the Cats up 6-0. Clara Harvey doubled and Haley Crews singled to bring in two more runs. inning. Crummey and Harvey singled and Crews doubled to bring in from Genie Taylor scored Roberts. The Cats also had their best game defensively. They played error-free ball and Gatto only gave up three hits and a walk while striking out six Braves. Crummey, Harvey and Roberts were 3 for 3 on the night. Hauge and Holton were 2 for 4 and Holton had 3 RBIs. Crews was 2 for 3 with 3 runs batted in. The Lady Cats beat Forrest 22-1 on February 21 and will travel to Pax on on February 23. See next weeks edition for more details. Girls thrash Parker Howard Roofing & Home Improvements Inc. 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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. Camille Beckman hand cream Root candles, unique gift items. Southern Charm 110 S. 5th Street. 259-4140. 4/28tfc Craftsman LT 2000 riding lawn mower, 17 HP Kohler Pro motor, new belts, new blades (not sharpened), new fuel lter, new oil lter, new synthetic oil. All new last week, runs wonderful. Can be seen at 12462 W. Confederate Dr. Glen St. Mary 702-275-2530. 2/23p We install 6 seamless gutters. Pres sure washing. 259-7335. 8/11tfc Tupperware open house, Saturday, Feb ruary 25, 10 am 3 pm. 28 W Macclenny Ave Ste 2. Door prizes, specials, refresh ments. See whats new. 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Licensed and insured. 1/5tfc Antiques : early 1900s cable piano, solid oak round table on casters, 2 oak chairs and much more. 904-238-7527. 2/23p The Franklin Mercantile is now open for your business Fridays and Saturdays, 10AM 5PM; Railroad crossing in Glen; 259-6040. 1/26tfc 17 Fisher bass boat, nice, good looking, trailer, 120 hp motor, electric troll motor, $4,500. All safety equipment, ready to sh, ski or just ride. 259-6435. 2/23p 2000 Dutchman camper 26', has every thing, needs a little work. $2,250 OBO. Call 904-219-7431. 2/23-3/1c Ashley couch, light brown $25, 904-2525676. 2/23p 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 2004 Black Chevrolet Silverado $10,350, only 67,000 miles, great condition. Modi cations include 20 chrome wheels, dual exhaust, chrome fender ares, gas tank cover, and door handles, 10 sub un der passenger seat, billot grill, great A/C, pristine interior, blacked out tinted win dows. Call 904-588-3057 or email krislin ster47@gmail.com. 2/23-3/1p 1991 Chevy S10, automatic, runs good, $1,200 OBO. Ask for Tiffany 259-5290. 2/23p 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 2004 Dodge Dakota 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 2004 Nissan Sentra 4 dr, automatic, full power options, great on gas $4,581. 2007 Chevy Colorado work trucks, A/C, auto matic, low miles, ready to work $8,991. 678-571-8106 or jvsjr2025@live.com. 2/23p 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 Need help restoring body on 1953 Chevy pick-up. There will be a lot of body ller, a little welding and a few dents to be pulled. 259-6435. 2/23p 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 Caregiver15 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 Dogs: all types from puppies to adults. Animal Control, $65 adoption fees will ap ply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc Lost black Chiweenie, answers to Little Man. Lost in Taylor area, $100 reward to anyone who brings home safe. 259-6864 leave message. 2/23p Found set of keys at crossing of Lowder and 121. Also a Chrysler key found in Walmart parking lot is at customer service desk. 259-1965. 2/23 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 Eighth Judicial 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 2/23c All positions at Jiffy Lube, will train, ex cellent pay and benets. Locations in the Macclenny area, fax resume to 800-8678044. Email to human.resources@south lubes.com apply at www.jiffyjobse.com. EOE/DFW 2/23-3/8p 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 Accepting applications 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 Senior Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)Outpatient Mental Health Clinic seeking LPN candidate to assist individuals in completing medication applications and assist the physician during clinic visits. Offers a competitive salary and benets package. Must be willing to carry your own private liability insurance. Must com plete a Baker County application at NEFSH, Building 1, Room 14 at 7487 South State Road 121 in Macclenny. NEFSH CBHS is an EEO Employer and does not discrimi nate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age. If an accom modation is needed in order to partici pate in the application process, please contact the appropriate servicing Human Resource Ofce. Background Screening Requirement: It is the policy of the Florida Department of Children and Families that any applicant being considered for em ployment must successfully complete a State and National Criminal History Check as a condition of employment before be ginning employment, and, if applicable, also be screened in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, F.S., And Chapter 408, F.S. No applicant may begin employment until the background screen ing results are received, reviewed for any disqualifying offenses, and approved by the agency. Background screening shall include, but not be limited to, ngerprint ing for State and Federal Criminal Records Checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and Federal Bu reau of Investigation (FBI) and may include local criminal history checks through local law enforcement agencies. 2/23p 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. Two city lots (cleared), in Glen St. Mary. Two blocks north on Sherman Ave off US 90. Across from Westside Daycare and two blocks across from the high school. 904259-2685. 2/23-3/15p 3.46 acres, north Sanderson, set up for mobile home $42,000. Owner nancing. Call 904-813-1580. 2/10tfc 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 Studio apartment, utilities included: wa ter, electric and cable, no smoking, service animals only. $650/month, $300 deposit. 904-772-5984. 2/23p 3 BR, 1 BA in Glen. $800/month $500 de posit, rst and last months rent. Call 904238-1908. 2/23p 2 BR house in Sanderson, CH/A, W/D, on 3 acres, $550/month plus deposit 904-2344637. 2/23p 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. $100 off rst 2 months rent to qualied applicants. 1/19tfc Mobile home, 4 BR, 2 BA on nice lot $800/month plus deposit. Service animals only 275-2212. 2/23-3/8p 1999 28x60 mobile home, on 2.77 acres. 4 BR, 2 BA; $800/month 904-2598514 or 904-728-2885. 2/16-23p Apartment, 2 BR, 1 BA, $595 month, $500 deposit, 12 month lease, 229 S. Third Street, 904-838-8584. 2/9tfc 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 3 BR, 2 BA house on city lot, Florida room, vaulted ceilings, $500 deposit, $900/ month. 904-334-0971. 2/23-3/1p 3 BR, 1 BA house, 18 month lease, on 713 Long Drive. $835/month, $750 de posit, 259-9797 or 838-8584. 2/23tfc 2 BR, 1 BA small mobile home, CH/A, out side shed for washer and dryer. Includes lawn service, no smoking. 121 N. UGA Lane. Ask for Nina 904-259-3428. 2/23tfc 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 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 Mobile home, 5 BR, 3 BA on nice lot $900/month plus deposit. Service animals only. 275-2212. 2/23-3/8p 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 3 BR + ofce, 2 BA large extremely nice doublewide with replace. Great location. $950/month $950 security deposit. 2593471. 2/23p 2 BR, 2 BA duplex, W/D, dishwasher, front and rear porches, water/sewer included, nicest in town, $700/month plus deposit, 718-8898. 2/23p Home for rent, 3 BR, 1 BA brick home in city limits, fenced yard, shed, carport, alarm, $900/month plus deposit. 904397-0094. 2/23p 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 House for rent: fully renovated, 4 BR, 2 BA, $600/month, $350 deposit. 904-4354020. 2/23c 2 BR, 1 BA duplex, all appliances in cluding washer and dryer, $650/month, $300 deposit. 259-3300 or 591-2790. 9/1tfc One acre mobile home lot for rent. 10x16 shed, well and power pole included. Call 904-672-8272. 2/23p 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 Two properties Rent to Own: 3/2 dou blewide in Macclenny $750/month plus deposit. 3/2 doublewide with workshop, fenced for horses $850/month plus de posit. Service animals only 904-4778995. 2/23-3/1p 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 Off Hwy 185, 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. 2/23p 2 BR, 1 BA house in Sanderson. $600/ month, $600 deposit. Service animals only 275-3136. 2/23-3/1p FOR SALE AUTOMOBILES MISCELLANEOUS ANIMALS HELP WANTED LOST & FOUND FOR RENT COMMERCIAL FR COMMERCIAL RE VACATION RENTALS MOBILE HOME YARD SALES Friday only 8:00 am 2:00 pm 6517 Jim Starling Road. Slot machine, antique and vintage furniture, vintage Norman Rockwell prints, English china cups and saucers, smoke glass, Maddocks and Lanberton pitcher and bowl, surf rod and reels, lamps and plenty of misc. Friday only 8:00 am ? 465 Islamorada Drive South, 397-0431, lawn equipment, kids clothes, lots of goodies. Saturday only 10:00 am 3:00 pm 28 W Macclenny Ave, Suite 2. Tupper ware open house, door prizes, specials, refreshments. Bring a friend and see whats new. 904-219-6925. Saturday only 8:00 am 12:00 pm 720 Chipshot Dr. Antique vanity and dresser, washer, dryer, couch, hunting and shing items. Saturday only 8:00 am ? Hwy 90 near light at high school, 4 families, variety including craft and party items, clothes and household. Saturday only 9:00 am ? 16803 Crews Road. Lots of boys clothing. Saturday only 8:00 am 3:00 pm 9723 Barber Loop, Macclenny 228 to Wolfe Drive, make left on to Barber Loop. Various household items, clothing, wooden high chair, 32 Sony Trinitron television. 1395 Cha ee Road South, Jacksonville 904.772.9800 South, Jacksonville BRICK HOME MLS 608210 3BR/1.5BA; eat-in 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. $33,400 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 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 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# 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. $71,400 COMMERCIAL BUILDING/ACREAGE MLS# 594243 960 sq ft bldg, 2.29 acres. Conveniently located o I-10. Property has unlimited potential; visible from I-10 and easy to access. $200,000 STEPHENS TREE SERVICE Stump grinding Licensed and Insured 904-653-1314 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 FILL DIRT Culverts installed Tim Johnson 259-2536 5/11tfc LAND & SITE CLEARING Call Jeff Betros 904-338-1212 2/2-23p 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 bellfarms.weebly.com 12/22-3/15p GATEWAY PEST CONTROL, INC. 259-3808 All types of pest control Call Eston, Shannon or Bill Ask about our re ant control 6/26tfc 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 BRUCE SCOTT TREE SERVICE Inexpensive tree work 15 years experience 904-838-3130 2/16-23p DEPENDABLE HEATING, AC AND ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR 259-6546 Elec. license # EC-0001471 AC license # CA-C057649 2/10tfc ANGEL AQUA, INC. Water conditioning treatment Water softeners Iron lters Sulfur Removal Sales Rental Service Repairs Salt delivery Complete water softeners supplies 797 S. 6th Street, Macclenny 259-6672 7/15tfc RONNIE SAPP WELL DRILLING Water treatment 904-259-6934 Licensed Florida and Georgia 11/19tfc B. J. FENCE 653-1442 1/26-2/16p JERRY LEE PRESSURE WASHING Houses & Trailers $125 & up Mold, Mildew, dirt gone! Satisfaction Guaranteed 993-6434 or 662-1628 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 CYPRESS HOME BUILDERS, INC. Custom new home construction of Log home and conventional homes Jody Paul Thrift 904-591-2640 2/10tfc 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 904-259-8565 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 Cell 904-662-5473 CCC#1326882 10/20-1/12p FULL LINE OF WEDDING INVITATIONS & ACCESSORIES Shower and anniversary invitations The Ofce Mart 110 South 5th Street 259-3737 4/28tfc 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 476-0402 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 500 DOLLARS & DEEDis all you need to move into your new Manufactured & Modular HomeCALL PAT800-414-2130 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 Singlewides, 2 BR 14x56 $7,500, 2 BR 14x70 $5000. Includes delivery 259-4663. 2/16-3/8c 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 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 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 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 New 2012 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 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. Time to jump on the Jeremy Lin bandwagon. He is the Chinese-American guard for the New York Knicks who has taken the NBA by storm. He is on the cover of Time magazine, the lead on Sportscen ter just about every night and he is on every NBA fans lips. Hes also the real meal deal. Lins got his detractors, of course. They claim that he is only a story be cause he is an oddity an Asian NBA star who isnt 7 feet tall. But thats just sour grapes He is a great story and is proving to be a legitimate player. The fact that hes really good has nothing to do with it. Hes a true underdog who made good and a rather odd story. This isnt a rags to riches story except in the sport ing sense. He was born in America and grew up in an ing at home and going to Stanford, he went to Har vard. You know Harvard, that basketball power. After graduating, Lin went undrafted and walked on with the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors cut him and he went to the Knicks. They picked him up but he lan guished on their bench until a series of injuries gave him a shot. He made the most of it and has routinely popped in 25 and 30 points a game. He has been compared to Tim Tebows imprint on the Broncos, but the Broncos won on grit and deter mination and a never give up atti and a deft shooting touch. Not to take anything away from Tim Tebow, but his success is not based on his passing touch. As he is becoming a star in the US, in Asia, they are over the moon. His jerseys have sold out all over and he has been embraced in basketball-mad China. Even though he is American and isnt Chinese, you cant tell that to his fans in China. I like him because he is good for the game. Like Tebow he has his notoriety for all the right reasons. F L ROBERT GERARD 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 The March of Dimes Florida Chapter has awarded a $3000 grant to the Baker County Health Department to support the Healthy Start program aimed at underserved maternal and child health needs in Baker County. The program will address safe sleep practices for infants and will focus on the importance of reducing childrens exposure to second and third hand smoke. This grant is one of many that the March of Dimes awards in pursuit of its mission to prevent birth defects and infant mortal ity. We will use the March of Dimes grant as seed money to meet our objective of providing mothers with safe sleep practices for their babies, said Kerry Dun lavey, administrator of the health department. We are grateful to those volunteers who support the March of Dimes by partici pation in events like March for Babies and who donate in other ways. That participation and those donations make this grant possible. The March of Dimes is a na tional voluntary health agency whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Founded in 1938, the March of Dimes funds programs of re search, community services, education and advocacy to save babies and in 2003 launched a campaign to address the increas ing rate of premature birth. For more information, visit the March of Dimes website at www.marchofdimes.com. Used 24x60 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 Out of County SubscribersFed up with your copy of The Press arriving late, or not at all? 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Page 16 T B C P ursday, February 23, 2012 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com mission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety Inter net-completion course in Baker County. The class is March 10 from 8 am until completed. Students who have taken the online course and want to complete this classroom portion must bring the online-completion report with them. The location for this class will be given to those at (386) 758-0525 or going to http://www.MyFWC. com/HunterSafetyMyFWC.com/HunterSafety. vided free of charge. Students should bring a pen or pencil and paper. An adult must accompany children younger than 16 at all times. People born on or after June 1, 1975, must com plete a hunter safety course before purchasing a Flor safety training requirements for all other states and Canadian provinces. Out of County SubscribersFed up with your copy of The Press arriving late, or not at all? We have a cost-effective solution to your problem. Subscribe to our E editionwww.bakercountypress.com