|UFDC Home||myUFDC Home | Help ||
ALL ISSUES CITATION MAP IT! PDF VIEWER
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
This item is only available as the following downloads:
COVERING BAKER COUNTY SINCE 1929 The countys most professional and extensive source for news, classied, display and real estate listings bakercountypress.com Visit our website and vote each week in our online poll ONLINE POLL RESULTS What do you hope will take Food Lions place at the Cornerstone shopping center? 16.9 % Grocery store 8.8 % Restaurant 6.6 % Nightclub 2.2 % Church 1.5 % Bookstore 55.1 % Movie theatre/bowling/skating rink 0.7 % School 8.1 % Fabric/sewing/crafts store Bobcat softball rolls with two straight victories See page 16 Young adults pay tribute to black history at BCMS See page 7 Macclenny manager seeks more discretion on sign approvals See page 4 Dorian Surrency See page 2 See page 2 See page 2 See page 2 Brandon Ruise Roland Gaskins Seven criminal complaints for both felony and misde meanor offenses were filed in the wake of a fight and multiple conflicting stories given to po lice on the circumstances sur rounding it and in dividuals involved. Depu ty Bran don Kiser said he respond ed to a call on E. Ohio Ave. in Mac clenny in the early morning on Feb ruary 26 and ques tioned Ro land Gas kins, 18, of Mac clenny about sev eral stab wounds on his back. The officer learned that Mr. Gaskins had been involved earlier in a distur bance in volving a large gather ing in the parking lot of the Giggles Comedy Cafe on South 6th St. He was taken by rescue unit to nearby Fraser Hospital, and later transferred to Shands Jacksonville. Police soon learned that two other participants showed up at Frasers emergency room, one of them a 16-year-old male from Glen St. Mary who also had stab wounds in the back. The other, 18-year-old Bob by Rydell Gaskins of Sanderson had been struck on the head, causing a large knot and lac eration. Neither patient knew the MIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF After killing plans for a massive residential and commercial devel opment on the north side of Interstate 10 last week, the Baker County Commission is set to vote on a request to terminate plans for a 108acre subdivision south of the interstate. The failure of both projects to get off the ground is blamed on an anemic real estate market. County commissioners abandoned the 6,000-unit Cedar Creek Development between Glen St. Mary and Sanderson on February 20. On April 16 theyll be asked to va cate a plat that was approved in 2002 for a 108-acre sub division called Smoke Rise II at the corner of County Road 125 and Mud Lake Road. However, the petition to vacate the subdivision and revert the lots back to agricultural zoning will go to the commission without the en dorsement of the countys Land Planning Agency, which oversees planning and zoning issues. The petition was defeated by a 2-2 vote of the advisory panel after a public hearing on February 23, despite a recommendation of ap proval from Planning and Zoning Director Ed Preston. The fact that only one lot has been sold makes it a candidate for unplatting, Mr. Preston said. In a report attached to the petition was a one-sentence recommen dation from the planning and zoning department: Planning staff prehensive plan and land development regulations and recommends approval. During the ensuing 10 years since the plat was approved only one house on the north side of Mud Lake Road has been built on one of 21 original 5-acre lots. The remaining 20 lots were never sold. The L-shaped subdivision, which is part of the Blair Nurseries Inc. tract between CR 125 and State Road 121, included six lots along the east side of CR 125 and 15 lots on Mud Lake Road. Theres not the market out there to sell these lots, said Chad JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR email@example.com The community garden by the Baker County Sheriffs February 14. During the last 18 months, the 2-acre tract on some six acres owned by the county yielded thousands of pounds of cabbage, peas, lettuce, carrots, turnips and other vegetables for the Samaritan House Food Bank. It was an extreme blessing because it was garden grown and freshly picked food, said Pastor Mitch Rhoden of United Christian Church in Macclenny, the food banks manager. Wed love to have someone step up and do that again. Beyond the fresh food that made its way to the homes of needy Baker County families via the food bank on US 90 be tween Macclenny and Glen St. Mary, the community garden also gave inmates and other offenders an opportunity to be productive while learning how to garden. Soon after the year began, Helene Guest of Lawtey, who helped establish the garden in the summer of 2010 with a $5000 grant secured by the Baker County Health Depart ment, met with County Man ager C.J. Thompson. It would soon be time to har vest and replant. Would the plot be available for another season? She was told the county needs the property. But was there an alternate site? Again, she said, the answer was no. Mr. Thompson said he was approached about the lands future availability, and because the Baker County Commission may eventually decide to build on it, the property is not avail able in the long term. A new county administra tion building was planned for the tract in recent years, but a progress. When [commissioners] say go, I have to be able to move, said the county manager. But no, they havent said that yet. While the commission been reluctant to borrow the nearly $500,000 needed to complete the administration building A Glen St. Mary man is in county jail charged with manufacturing methamphetamine at his residence west of town on CR 139B on February 27. Through traffic in the neighborhood was halted four nearly five hours as a precaution against explo sions while a clean-up con tractor from Jacksonville neutralized a one pot batch of the drug that was cook ing in a 2-liter plastic bottle when sheriffs investigators visited the residence about 11:30 am. Daryll Gatlin, 27, was arrested at the scene and booked at county jail for manufacturing drugs, felony possession and misdemeanor marijuana possession. His live-in girlfriend Crystal Covington, 27, who was there with their small child at the time, was not charged. Investigator John Hardin said he and three other of ficers saw Mr. Gatlin shaking the plastic bottle in the front yard when they drove past the residence about 11:20 that morning. Earlier, the investigator learned that the suspect purchased pseu dophedrine, a key ingredient in methamphetamine, at the Mac clenny Walgreens. A pharmacy tech there confirmed that Mr. Gat lin frequented the store for similar purchases. He was also tracked on a na tional database that records similar purchases and informs police agen cies via e-mail. Earlier this month, police re ceived a tip through a third party that Ms. Covington was aware her boyfriend was cooking meth at the residence and feared for her safety and that of her children. Investigator Hardin said a chem ical odor common at meth labs was wafting around the residence when he approached it on foot. He also saw an empty blister pack of the over-the-counter prod uct from Walgreens lying on the seat of Mr. Gatlins ve Mud Lake Rd. Bobby Sapp Rd.CR 125SR 121 Only lot sold Smokerise II Subdivision Daryll Gatlin Police kept trac, pedestrians away from this frame house on CR 139B for several hours Monday. PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON Scraps from nal harvest at garden in mid-February. Seven are implicated in a melee near club Glen man caught cooking meth CR 139B
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 MARCH 1, 2012 Page 2 T B C P ursday, March 1, 2012 Five days before the meth lab on this weeks front page was exposed, we turned to Facebook to ask, Do you feel the crackdown on doctors and a shrink ing supply of prescription pills is driving more people to turn to meth in Baker County? Heres what they had to say ... Mike Richardson: Nope, no need to make excuses. Jason Randall: Just because its a prescription doesnt mean it isnt abused like an illegal drug. If a billion dollar company produced meth and called it Methazolol (patent pending), wed be giving it to our kids for depression. Jack Presnell: It sounds like you are saying the people in Bak er County cant do with out mind changing drugs. If they are on drugs, they should seek help and their is plenty of help out their. Charmazing McWonderful: I feel very sorry for people who have an addiction of any kind! Dont forget, nobody knows what will knock on our own door tomor row! Sit back and judge and think its easy to stop an addiction if you choose, however, I pray that it nev er hits our front door because Ive seen families devastated by all of it! Pray for them instead of bash ing them! Nick Apromollo: I think meth is a bit drastic. Several documen taries show that, pharmacy grade drugs are safer, easier to get, and more appealing to users than meth, which is why theyre more popular. People will still search out the sellers. You can thank the pre scription drug industry for creat ing and supplying the demand for these drugs. Join The Press at Facebook.com. We post questions and breaking news up dates about whats happening locally everyday and ask for feedback from readers. We also post links to articles, photos and other content. Anderson Quality ROOFING Metal & Shingle Reroofs & Roof Repairs Your hometown contractor! LIC.#RC00670032593300IN GOD WE TRUST.LICENSED & INSUREDLIC.#RB0067070LLC On Point In Print Joel Addington LETTER TO THE EDITOR MY SIDE OF THE MATTER ROBERT GERARD www.countryfcu.com COUNTRY FEDERALCREDIT UNION Annual Membership MeetingMONDAY, MARCH 5 AT 6:00 p.m. at Agricultural Center 1025 W. Macclenny Ave. (US 90)Dinner will be served. Doorprizes will be given away.If you have any questions please call any of our member service representatives at 259-6702. Titanium Roof & Hardware Co. CALL 904-662-5473YOUR HOMETOWN METAL EXPERTBuy Direct No Contractor License Needed$2.00 L.F. Classic Rib 29 ga. Metal Roo ng 16 colors -cut to t $2.50 L.F. Classic Rib 26 ga. Metal Roo ng 16 colors -cut to t $1.80 L.F. Plain Galvalume $79.50 S.F. 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 hicle. Another product used in meth manufacturing, cold compress packs, was found in a wastebas ket under a carport. Mr. Gatlin admitted to the in vestigator he was cooking meth, and directed him to the plastic bottle on the front porch. Ms. Covington and baby were or dered from the residence and the area was cordoned off. The clean-up contractor em ployed by the federal DEA [Drug Enforcement Agency] arrived at the scene in early afternoon and removed chemicals from an out door shed and cleaned other sur faces for two hours. Randy Crews, a sheriffs inves tigator and member of a DEA re gional task force who was at the scene, said this is the first active meth house discovered in Bak er County. Others, at Deerwood Circle in east Macclenny and off Bob Burnsed Rd. north of Glen, have been discovered but had only the debris or junk of an operation on the premises. A mobile meth lab was seized in Glen about the same time. Those two stationary loca tions, and a third one in a Bald win motel, were raided late last year and in January. Mr. Gatlin has a criminal past that dates back to 2003, accord ing to local court records, and was released from state prison in March, 2009 after serving time for fleeing police and grand theft. He has also been in county jail over the years for offenses rang ing from grand theft, forgery, traffic and leaving the scene of an accident. He is being held under $91,000 bond. From page 1 Caught cooking meth... identity of their assailants, and Mr. Gaskins insisted he was jumped by several persons in Glen St. Mary. Several witnesses at the scene contradicted that. A fourth victim, another 16-year-old male from Sander son, had small lacerations on his shoulder and named Dorian Sur rency, 18, of Macclenny as his as sailant. Deputy Kiser noted in his re port that many of the others, mostly minors, refused to coop erate in the investigation. Several hours later, the moth er of another minor male, 13, went to the sheriffs department claiming he was struck on the head and in the stomach. The deputy filed a complaint for aggravated battery against Brandon Ruise, 18, of Macclenny and one of the 16-year-old males for stabbing Roland Gaskins. A complaint for felony battery was filed against Mr. Surrency, and simple battery on Brandon Ruise and a 16-year-old boy for attacking the 13-year-old. The incident took place just after 1 am. Roland Gaskins and a 16-yearold youth were named in a com plaint for battery on another 16-year-old from Glen St. Mary. In an unrelated incident, a complaint for battery was filed on February 20 naming Scott Raley, 43, of Glen for attacking Michael Collingwood, 18, at a residence on Islamorada Dr. in east Macclenny. The accused approached Ms. Collingwood in the early after noon about an alleged relation ship with a minor female. Seven are named in club ght From page 1 project, Mr. Thompson said he knows of no other alternative. Last week a shed that housed tools and supplies for the community garden was relocated to Macclenny Elementary School, where students tend to raised-bed gardens with Ms. Guests help. Electric fencing was removed from the community garden as well. For the last year and a half, Ms. Guest, a retired bank manager, has spent three days a week at the garden. in recent weeks, with more opportunities coming her way to spread the gospel of gardening, shes decided that perhaps her calling is teaching. Its okay. Ive made peace with it ... Ms. Guest said. I love garden ing and I love helping people feed themselves with fresh foods and giv ing fresh foods to those in need. Elementary to show students how birds can be used to control garden pests and avoid the use of pesticides. Then theres Ms. Guests home gardening project funded by the Sa maritan House Food Bank in partnership with the health department. Garden supplies and seeds are given free to low-income families and theyre taught how to grow a portion of their own food. The gardening classes are followed by healthy eating classes taught by health depart ment educators. Done the right way, gardening can save families money in their food budget, help relieve stress through physical activity and promote a healthy diet supplemented by fresh vegetables, Ms. Guest said. She encourages gardeners and farmers to plant an additional 10 per cent and donate the excess harvest to area food banks. Its clear the community garden, however, meant a lot to Ms. Guest. She oversaw a cadre of volunteers, offenders in need of community service hours and county jail inmates at the site. They watered and har Its a peaceful, special little place, she said. I know God blessed all the hands that worked there. Ms. Guest recalled summer mornings when helpers arrived at 6:45 some time, they began to enjoy the labor and take pride in helping feed others in need. It changed their hearts and I saw that, Ms. Guest said. for their help and said he hoped another, permanent location for a new community garden will be found. Likely end to Smoke Rise II From page 1 Grimm, a landscape architect who represented Blair Nurser ies owner Charles O. Rupp at the LPA board meeting. If the subdivision plat is va cated, Mr. Grimm said, the re maining property in Smoke Rise II could become part of another 200 adjacent acres and devel oped as a rural type of commu nity with single-family homes in a farm-type setting. Preliminary plans, he said, en vision a mixture of lot sizes, rang ing from perhaps half an acre on up to 2 or 3 acres, with about 577 dwelling units overall surround ing a large pasture where cows and horses could graze. We would be making the lots smaller so everybody shares more green space, Mr. Grimm said. However, the only homeown ers in the soon-to-be-abandoned subdivision, David Garner and Celeste Reynolds, objected to Mr. Rupps petition to vacate the plat. Our concern is that we could be harmed economically if the plat is vacated, Mr. Garner told the LPA board. Were in the pro cess of ensuring that we would not be giving up any plat rights that would devalue our property, like a chicken farm or anything like that. Mr. Grimm said that an agree ment had tentatively been draft ed to address the couples con cerns and was being reviewed by attorneys on both sides in an at tempt to resolve the dispute. If the two sides can reach a mutually satisfying agreement, But meanwhile, board Chair ber Allison Broughton expressed sympathy for the homeowners and opposition to the request to terminate the subdivision plat. I can understand your con owners. People in Greystone are taking a killing. He referred to the Greystone subdivision on US 90 east of Baker County High School. The developer went bankrupt after three houses were built and the with nobody claiming responsi bility for maintaining the many remaining vacant, weed-choked lots. Mrs. Reynolds said she and her husband bought their lot in 2003 and moved into their new home in 2004. At the time, she said, the development was marketed under the guise of an equestrian-style community where everyone would have a 5-acre lot and would be allowed to keep horses on their own prop erty. The way it stands now, she said, they could be left with the largest house in the neighbor hood and the only contempo rary style there. It would stick out like a sore thumb. After hearing both sides of the argument, Mrs. Broughton rec ommended the petitioners re quest be denied because she felt the developer should live up to his word. When somebody buys a product it comes with a warran ty, expressed or implied, Mrs. Broughton said. I dont think its right for anybody to come back and change that. But her motion to deny the petition died for lack of a second. After several seconds of silence, board member Philip Zamarron I would move to approve it since the two sides are moving toward an agreement. Board member Scott Lyons nal vote was a 2-2 tie, which is the same as a vote of denial. All matters that go before the LPA automatically go to the county commission for ultimate disposition. Commissioners can concur with the advisory boards recommendation or overrule it. From page 1 I am a teacher and proud of it. There. I said it. Ive been doing this job for 30 years and it is rewarding, often frustrating, challenging in both good and bad ways, eye opening and I wouldnt change it for the world. On February 21, I went to the Baker County School Board meeting where, among other things, the board was honoring the Teachers of the Year. My wife Kelley Norman was one of those being honored. During the lead-up to the in troduction of the six teachers who were named finalists at their respective schools, Super intendent Sherrie Raulerson challenged the audience to do something. She told the crowd that she had written thank you letters to two of the teachers who had changed her life Clemmytee Daniels and Barbara Ritchey. She shared her own personal story about how these ladies had ucator and how they were role models to a young high school girl. After she was finished, she asked the crowd to take up the pen and do the same; to pick out and write, call or e-mail them. You have no idea how much they would appreciate it, she added. Shes right, and I challenge my readers to do the same thing. Think back and pick a teacher them so. My wife is the districts Teacher of the Year and part of her packet for the state competi tion includes letters from former students. Ive seen her tear up reading some of these wonder ful letters. I think you would be surprised what a kind word is worth to a teacher who may not get many of them from students. Ironically, when Kelley and I talked after the ceremony, we both had the same teacher in mind. I have had some fabulous teachers in my life, from my ju nior high history teacher Thom as Bankston, who taught me to love history, to my high school art teacher Harold Wilder, who pushed me and pushed me un til I learned how to draw. My high school drama teacher Judy Smith put me on my lifes course and my professors Dr. Paul Fer guson and Dr. Jim Pearse taught me to think and direct. But it was Bill Buck, my west ern civilization teacher at Lake City Community College, who was my most influential role model in the field of educa tion. Mr. Buck was an incred ible teacher. He lived it and breathed it and made his class room come alive just by walking into it. He was assigned a bunch of yahoos taking the class because into the class he had us in the palm of his hand. Years later, my Baylor pro fessor Jim Pearse told me that teaching is like entertaining; its an acting lesson every day a dog and pony show where you have to keep a class interested in order to teach them. Bill Buck had that down to an art form. He not only gave us ries about the people involved. heard that Thomas Jefferson was not only a slave owner, but had sired a daughter with one of his slaves. I learned that in the Middle Ages people only bathed twice a year, whether they needed it or not, because they were afraid bathing washed off the bodys protective oils and sickened them. The French perfume in dustry came into being at the same time to disguise the stink. The vast majority of what I learned about teaching style I learned by watching Bill Buck. I didnt know why what he did worked so well I didnt have education professors to explain it I just knew it did. Watching him enthrall us with history, I knew what I wanted to do with my life. I wanted to do what Bill Buck could do effortlessly. I learned later that it is far from effortless. It takes knowl edge, preparation, rehearsal and years of experience to even come close to what he did. I hope Ive come close through the years. So, take a few moments this week and jot down a note to your favorite teacher. If theyve re tired, the school district should be happy to help get the let ter where it belongs. If theyve passed on to the teachers lounge in the sky, perhaps the district will forward it to a relative. Dear Editor: My son is getting married in November and were trying County to have the ceremony. He called a few churches, but they want $800 to $1500 to rent the church, not counting the reception. This upsets me. My father started a church in Baker County 40 years ago, and has helped a lot of churches in this area. He, Bro. Leslie Thomas, and many other preachers worked together and did a lot of good in this community, and I never knew of them charging for someone to have a wedding in their church. The Christian Fellowship Temple wants $800, First Baptist Church of Glen (where I was married 27 years ago without charge and where my husband Tommy helped build the church) wants $1500. I dont see where an hourlong ceremony can cost this much. Im not asking for a handout, but I also dont feel it is right. They call themselves Chris tians? May God help them. Letricia McInarnay Macclenny Facebook fans What you had to say ... If youre not actively looking for a job, are you really unem ployed? This question has been gnawing at me for some time, most ly because when I remind some of my right-leaning friends that the national unem ployment rate has fallen to its lowest point since 8.3 percent, they all have the same response. Dude, the real unemploy ment rate is much higher, they say, as if programmed by the same puppet master. Really? Get out ... Sure, if you count all the people that have stopped look ing for work or part-time work ers who want full-time jobs, its not 8.3 percent, its double that, they say. As it turns out, theres many ways to count the unemployed, just like theres more than one way to skin a cat (but why would anyone want to skin a fe line, anyway?) But I digress. According to the US Depart ment of Labor, the nations job less rate in January 2012 was 8.3 percent, or 12.7 million people. The department reported, Job growth was widespread in the private sector, with large employment gains in profes sional and business services, leisure and hospitality, and manufacturing. Government employment changed little over the month. The same report shows, af ter you drill down some, that there were also about a million discour aged workers who have given up on joining the la bor force. Add to that some 8.2 million who are part-time workers who cant find full-time work, and this rate becomes 15.5 percent. And if you were able to di gest all that and not lose inter est, kudos to you. Most people percent before changing the channel back to NASCAR or American Idol. So heres my beef: Regard less of which unemployment percent or 15.5 percent, the trend line is the same. Downwards. rate was 9.1 percent and the rate that includes discouraged and part-time workers fell by some 151,000 people between January 2011 and January 2012. Now whether this progress is President Obamas doing or not, well, thats another argu ment altogether. But its impos sible to argue that the job mar ket isnt improving. The data simply does not support it. Now, who should history cast as unemployed? I simply cannot, on princi ple, classify part-time workers who would rather be full-time as jobless. They may have crap py jobs, but theyre still work ing. And besides, underem ployed is more accurate. Back to my original ques tion, if youre not seeking em ployment, should you be la beled as part of the unemployed population? I say no. If you can put a roof over your head, food on the ta ble and clothes on your back by other means than a job, I would say lets worry about the folks who cannot and leave the oth ers out of the equation. Whats not in the data is who these folks are. Are they surviving largely on government subsidies and re signed to remain living such a lifestyle? Are they college grad uates who have quit job hunt ing to pursue graduate school? Perhaps theyre spouses whose husbands or wives earn enough income to support them during lean times? Or maybe the just decided to retire early. Such people have good rea sons to leave the workforce. And while I would welcome them back, they shouldnt be ment rate. Who are the unemployed? T B C P 104 South Fifth St. 904-259-2400 gotcommentscomplaintssuggestionsstory ideasAs simple as an e-mail..... If you have any information you think we need to know, send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org Online C C Let people know whats going onpost your special event online bakercountypress.com Submit your news article, letter to the editor, social notice or purchase a classied ad online at bakercountypress.com
ursday, March 1, 2012 T B C P Page 5 Page 4 T B C P ursday, March 1, 2012 While the Town of Glen St. Mary is finishing up its grantfunded central water system north of US 90, its unlikely an other grant will be sought any time soon for sewer lines. During the regular council meeting the evening of Febru ary 20, the four members agreed with Mayor Juanice Padgett that Glen doesnt have the funds to become competitive in the run ning for another Community De velopment Block Grant [CDBG] for sewer. The town already runs central sewer and water down US 90, and now water service to all resi dents. Both utilities are tied into the Macclenny system. Mayor Padgett noted that con sulting engineers Mittauer and Associates estimated a $60,000 price tag for design on the sewer extension that would bring Glen St. Mary closer to a grant award, but still slightly under the mini mum in the points system used by the state to decide who gets the money. In the past, Glen utility proj ects have been funded by the CDBG system that favors lowincome communities. The latest one for the north side water sys tem was $600,000. Im not comfortable doing anything more (applying for an other grant), Mayor Padgett told the council. For right now, I wasnt willing to commit to anything without more of a rev enue stream (from new water ac counts). The board agreed to put off new grant applications until 2013. In a related item, anticipating a sewer addition in the future, Mayor Padgett will launch a visu al survey of neighborhoods with an eye to re-establishing 10-foot utility easements. The rights-of-way existed on the original town plat and were abandoned in 1997. The mayor said running sewer lines to the rear of parcels is far less costly than digging up street frontage. The town anticipates property owners giving back the easements since set-back rules eliminate their use for structures. The alleyway system is also more practical because of grav ity flow. network is awaiting final inspec tion by the state, and should be in operation soon, the mayor re ported. About 70 homes will be connected 45 of them free of charge to low-income residents. The remainder have to pay for a plumber to connect to a meter, and they have six months to do so before fees kick in. meeting, the council voted to use $11,400 from surplus funds to repair potholes and repave sever al areas of existing roadway that had been cut through for utility construction. The town piggy-backed on the countys resurfacing bid for Taber Blvd. and thus was not re quired to seek bids. ing will be moved up one day to March 19 at 7 pm. Mayor Padgett requested the change because she plans to be out of town. 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 $ $ WE BUY TIMBER $ $ DIAMOND TIMBER, INC.FOR A QUALITY CUT What do you make?Me?I make a dierence! My name is Bob and I have taught in the Baker County School District for 30 years. I am a librarian, a writer, a drama coach, a teacher, and Im a proud union member. My name is Kimberly. I am a Girl Scout Troop Leader, a Co-Chair for my kids schools fundraiser, a Challenger Little League Coach, a Relay for Life Chair, a past board member of the Alma College Board of Trustees. I am a motherless daughter, a wife, and a mom. I am a teacher, and Im a union member. My name is Dedra. I have coached cheerleading for BCMS and BCHS for 11 years during which time we have won many regional, state, and national championships. I also serve on the Selective Service Board for Baker County. 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 Woodlawn Kennels Quality Professional CareGROOMING 2594757 BOARDING ....... . . . . . . ................... MACCLENNY CITY COMMISSION GLEN TOWN COUNCIL Featuring JD Crowe, Gary Waldrep, The Wilson Family, Barbwire & many moreDry camping available $5/night Thursday $10; Friday $15; Saturday $25 3 day pass $45 For information call 912-496-2838 or www.newellresort.comFind us on Facebook Newell Lodge Bluegrass FARMERS MARKET FARMERS MARKET BAKER COUNTY Veggies | Jams & Jellies | Baked Goods | Crafts 2012 OPENINGSaturday, March 3from 8:00 am 1:00 pm at the City Park Bluegrass Breeze will be performing Call 259-6433 for more information or to register for a booth. 10% Buyer Premium Auctioneer: Col. Gene Steves AB 516 AU 913 cash or check only MIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF Most signs advertising business es in Macclenny are legal and meet the strict standards and require ments of the citys sign ordinance. But not all of them. Although the 20-year-old ordi hibited signs, occasionally someone puts up a new sign that falls into a gray area. Over the years, the city commission has had to revisit the ordinance and conduct hearings to draft new language to cover a new type of sign. The latest proposed amend ment is an attempt to expedite the process by giving the city manager broader authority to determine whether signs violate the intent of ter of the law. Commissioners are expected to approve the revised ordinance following a public hearing and tentative approval came on February 14. Theres always going to be continual viola tions of the ordinance, City Manager Gerald Dopson conceded on February 28. The intent (of the amendment) is to give the administra tion, or the city manager, the authority to look at certain situations where the clear intent is that somebody is trying to circumvent the or dinance. He said he would consult with the city at before reaching any conclusion on the legality or illegality of a sign not expressly prohibited under the ordinance. The issue resurfaced following the arrival of a new business last fall in a strip center on 6th Street just south of Lowder. The business put up numerous signs on the building and one on a pickup truck containing a mannequin hold other hand that stated: We Buy Gold. No permits had been issued by the city mannequin and signs removed, though the or back of a pickup was against the law. Commissioners directed the city manager and City Attorney Frank Maloney to research the ordinance and come up with a recommen dation to strengthen its enforceability and possibly increase the monetary penalties for violations. We need to take more quick and effective action against these violators, Mr. Dopson said at the time. The ordinance provides for penalties of $25 to $100 per day for each day a violation exists, tion. The penalties are unchanged and the city manager was given discretionary authority to interpret the ordinance. The new language adds the following un der prohibited signs: All signs which the City Manager determines do not meet the inten tion of Section 14-5, Purposes and Intent, and Section 14-24, Appearance Standards, of this ordinance or in the managers opinion is an at tempt to circumvent this Chapter. During the commissions February 14 in front of C&W Automotive on US 9 was de nied. Chuck Trotter, who opened the auto repair signs on the fence in an attempt to attract the attention of passing motorists. He said the and contained the words: Auto Repair and Brakes. Mr. Trotter said he didnt know the signs vi olated the ordinance until Assistant City Man ager Roger Yarborough stopped by one day to inform him of that fact a couple of weeks after he had put them on the fence. City commissioners were sym pathetic and said they wanted his business to be successful, but they couldnt make an exception for him. At some point we could have sign pollution, the city manager said. Commissioner Vernon Bennett said he didnt see any alternative but to deny Mr. Trotters request. I can sympathize with you but you dont have any idea how many years weve been messing with this sign ordinance, Mr. Bennett said. If we dont enforce the ordinance theres no sense in having one. mercial messages are considered wind signs, which are expressly prohibited by ordinance. On the other hand, she said the ordinance would permit Mr. Trot tion to his business. She said they would have to be attached to a pole, however, and not on a fence. Mr. Trotter indicated he probably wouldnt tism; it doesnt represent my business. Mayor Gary Dopson, the city managers brother, told Mr. Trotter that he would like to help him but if the city granted his request place. We need your business and we want you to be successful, but if we change it (ordinance) for you we might as well do away with it, the mayor said. Another type of advertising that has be come popular in many communities, and which has shown up in Macclenny recently, are signs held by people standing or dancing on street corners and sidewalks in front of businesses theyre advertising. The city manager said such signs would probably be considered in violation of the or dinance, but he wants to discuss it with the city making a determination. Such signs are more common in places like Orange Park and Jacksonville, but they have surfaced here to promote the gold broker tar geted last fall and tax preparing services in re cent months on S. 6th St. FILE P HOTO BY MIKE ANDERSON Sign pollution, now removed from S. 6th St., targeted by the law change. Sign law revision in the works PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON Joe Infantino to head second hospital-also Joe Infantino, the top administrator at Northeast Florida State Hospital [NEFSH], is poised to replace the retiring head of North Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center in Gainesville, a 193-bed state mental health facility for defendants deemed incompetent to stand trial or who plead guilty by reason of insanity. The catch: hes not leaving the Macclenny hospital and will oversee both facili ties simultaneously beginning March 1. NEFSH has 613 beds, but only a portion of them are as restrictive as the forensic beds at the Gainesville center led by Bill Baxter. His retirement will save the state his $96,406 salary. Mr. Infantinos salary, $101,224, will go unchanged. Funding for the Florida Department of Children and Families, which oversees both facilities has been reduced by $157 million or 5.3 percent since the 2009-10 scal year, department spokesman John Har rell said. Call it the case of the bloody shoplifter. Police filed a criminal com plaint against a 17-year-old Mac clenny youth who apparently cut his thumb with a razor while opening a package containing a pre-paid cell phone at Walmart. A store employee told Depu ty Clements Leo she confronted the youth leaving the store about midnight on February 24. He was bleeding from the hand, and told the employee he had cut himself in the store, and he was headed to Fraser Hospital for treatment. The employee urged him to return with a promise that Walmart would cover the cost of treatment, and the youth gave her his name. The worker than followed a blood trail back to the shoe department, where she found the open package. It had blood smears on it, and a pack of knife blades valued at $12 was found nearby. Later that day police used an identity data base to track the youth back to a residence off Woodlawn Rd. He was not at home, but his mother told Dep uty Leo she was aware of the thumb wound, and that her son was at Walmart when he cut it. Later, the deputy interviewed the boy and he owned up to tak ing the phone back to the shoe department and emptying it of its contents. He said another person took the phone valued at $60, along with a battery and memory card out of the store. He declined to name the sec ond person. The complaint is for petty theft. A Baker County High School student on suspension and a sec ond male who is not a student were arrested on February 24 for trespassing on the Glen St. Mary campus. Campus deputy Matt Riegel was tipped off by a staff member that Brandon Howell, 19, was in the bus loading area about 1:45 pm. He then arrested Mr. How ell, who had been suspended the previous day for verbally abusing members of the BCHS admin istration and warned to stay off campus. Also charged was Howard Rowe, 20. Both men are from Glen. In another incident at the high school, the father of a student re ported on February 22 that his sons cell phone was taken from his backpack the previous morn ing. The student left the phone in the pocket of his pants stored in the backpack during gym class. The father valued the phone at $464. School in Macclenny, two stu dents were arrested for fighting in the auditorium the afternoon of February 22. A teacher alerted campus dep uty Allen Markley after he broke up the fight that had drawn a large crowd of students around 2 pm. Both boys, age 13 and from the Glen St. Mary area, were charged with disorderly conduct. Police are investigating the burglary of a downtown Mac clenny store the evening of Feb ruary 25, one of two incidents where windows were knocked out of front doors. A surveillance camera re corded the image of a white male wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and blue jean shorts as he en tered Dixie Outfitters on South 5th about 8 pm. He ran to the adjoining Flat Top Fades and More barber shop where he grabbed $250 from a cash register before exiting the same door. Deputy Chad Mon tean said a red brick was used to smash a double pane front door, resulting in $750 damage. Nothing appeared to be dis turbed at Dixie Outfitters, said the deputy. Police were able to lift fingerprints from the area. In a second incident, someone broke out the bottom portion of the front door at the Fastway Store on Woodlawn Rd. about 12:30 the morning of February 21. Nothing appeared to be miss ing from inside the convenience store, which has been the target of night burglars in the past. Damage to the door was esti mated at $200. There are no suspects in the theft of jewelry from an unlocked residence on US 90 west the eve ning of February 22. Patricia Harvey told Deputy Clements Leo she was away from the residence between 6-10:20 and returned to find wedding rings valued at $1000 and pre scription drugs were missing. Both were in a bedroom, and she said the drugs were in the pocket of a coat in the closet. The person she named as a likely suspect had an alibi backed up by a relative, according to the deputy. Ms. Harvey later said a neck lace and ring with a combined value of $500 also had been tak en, but Deputy Leos report indi cates the victim told conflicting stories about where they were stored and whether a 9 mm pis tol was taken. In another theft in west Mac clenny, a catalytic converter was reported stolen from a 1999 Chevrolet belonging to Nedra Ezell and parked at her Blair St. residence. She reported the incident on February 23, and said she last attempted to start the car three months ago. A nephew discov ered the missing $300 part while investigating an oil leak. County deputies arrested two men wanted on outstanding war rants after making contact with them during traffic stops in north Macclenny the same day. Deputy Shawn Bishara stopped a 2000 Ford pickup at Blair St. and Ohio Ave. early on February 21 after noting the ve hicle had no visible tag. Occupant Seth Raulerson, 23, of Macclenny was taken to jail when the deputy learned he was wanted for a probation violation. The driver of the vehicle, Ben jamin Harvey, also 23 and from Macclenny, was arrested for fel ony possession of four prescrip tion pills found on the vehicle console. Mr. Harvey insisted he had a prescription of the Lortabs, but could not produce proof. The officer said he first spot ted the pickup southbound on nearby CR 23A about 1:50 am. stopped a 2002 Kia driven by Kenneth Largacci, 25, of Palatka on North Boulevard that evening about 9 after noticing it had a headlight out. A check with the crime com puter database revealed Mr. Largacci was wanted in Putnam County for violating probation on a vehicle theft charge. of Macclenny was arrested the morning of February 22 after he was found hiding at the residence of his father on W. 8th Ave. in Macclenny. Deputy Matt Yarborough said police received an alert from the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office that Mr. Pembleton, who is wanted there for grand theft, may be at the address. The suspects father, David Pembleton Sr., 49, told the offi cer his son was not there but gave him permission to search the house. The suspect was found hiding under a bed in the master bedroom, and arrested on both the Duval County warrant and for resisting arrest. About that time, a rescue team was summoned to the ad dress when the suspects mother, Angela Flynt, 51, appeared to be having a seizure. Deputy Yarbor ough noted she did not appear to evidence behavior of seizure pa tients, and she refused transport to the hospital. Later, when being driven to jail, the deputy quoted Mr. Pem bleton as saying his father was going to cash out by suing the sheriffs department. Asked to explain that remark, he replied, My mom faked a sei zure and we are going to sue the sheriff because by arresting me you caused this. rested Jimmy Crews Jr., 44, of St. George, GA the afternoon of Feb ruary 24 on a Baker County war rant for battery. The officer said he stopped Mr. Crews in his 1998 Chevrolet pickup on US 90 in east Mac clenny about 1:15 because he was aware of the suspects identity and the warrant. Mr. Crews was also charged with driving on a license with six prior suspensions. Drivers had warrants Bloody trail leads to shopliing arrest PRESS CLASSIFIEDS ONLY $6.00 cash/check Deadline Monday at 5:00 THE BAKER COUN T Y PRESS Online C C Let people know whats going onpost your special event online bakercountypress.com CLASSIFIED DEADLINE Monday at 5:00 pm NO EXCEPTIONS!
ursday, March 1, 2012 T B C P Page 7 Page 6 T B C P ursday, March 1, 2012 JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR email@example.com Andrea Griffis of Macclen ny was born on a day that only comes around once every four years. This year, leap year, is one of them. The dental hygienist born in 1972 will turn 40 this week. But because she was born on Leap Day, it will only be the tenth time in her life the calendar actually shows the day she was born, Feb ruary 29. Leap years occur because a true year is not exactly 365 days. It actually takes about 365 days, five hours, 49 minutes and 12 second for the earth to orbit the sun. To correct this astrological drifting, an extra day is added to the calendar every four years with one exception years even ly divisible by 100 are not leap years. In non-leap years with 365 days, February has 28 days. This month has 29 days this year, making this year 366 days. Having a Leap Day birthday hasnt really affected me, either Macclenny resident. Its always been a conversation starter and interesting. When I was younger sometimes people would tease me and say you dont get a birth day this year, but Ive always had memorable birthday celebrations growing up. and mother of two, said shell spend leap day at work and at tending Wednesday night church services. She plans to celebrate with friends and family this weekend. While theres no reliable es timates on how many Leap Day babies there are in the world, theres a instant connection. Earlier this month she ran into a fellow leapling while out for dinner. We had dinner at Osaka Jap anese Steakhouse and in con versation we realized our hiba chi chef was born on Leap Day as well. We laughed and I made him show me his drivers license to prove it, she said. We highbe back. Its always been a posi tive thing in my life. I consider it one of the things that makes me me. observes her birthday on Febru ary 28. Im not sure why, but maybe because my only sibling, a broth er, has his birthday on March 4, she said. to her high school sweetheart Lance for the last 18 years. They have two children, a 13-year-old girl and 9-year-old son. While shes says being a Leap Day baby hasnt impacted her life substantially, she said its the source of an interesting coinci dence. The year I had my 9th actual birthday, my daughter turned 9. And this year I will have my 10th actual birthday and my noted. Shes worked at Dr. Meg Ro meos dental practice in Mac clenny for the last 12 years. Same conviction, same sen tence. Jamel Wescott, 22, of Jack sonville was sent back into the Florida prison system the after noon of February 24 for 20 years following his conviction by a jury last month for a role in the July, 2009 pre-dawn burglary of the Badcock furniture store in south Macclenny. It was his second conviction in the case and the second time a judge ordered the 20-year term. Mr. Wescotts 2010 conviction was overturned on appeal. Unlike the earlier trial when he opted to represent himself, in January the defendant was rep resented by public counsel. His twin brother Justin, a codefendant, was due for a second trial in January but reportedly is considering a plea deal. He also got 20 years after the original tri al, during which he represented himself as well. A third defendant has since died. The Wescott twins had been out of prison a month when they planned the Badcock burglary that was thwarted by an alarm. They both have lengthy criminal records as juveniles. In circuit court cases from February 21 before Judge Phyllis Rosier: months in county jail for violat ing probation for felony proba tion for battery as a repeat of fender. The violation came as a result of a drunk driving arrest. Robert Brown, got six months in jail less time already served. His original cases for drunk driving and drivers license violations date back to 2010. nie Nipper onto house arrest for a year after he entered a no con test plea to tampering with evi dence. He must do 75 hours commu nity service on a MADD (Moth ers Against Drunk Driving) panel and the state dropped a compan ion charge of driving on a sus pended license. olating probation in a 2011 case for contributing to the delin quency of a minor and will serve six months in county jail. He will also pay a $150 fee to the proba tion office. no contest to scheming to de fraud Walmart and petty theft, and Judge Rosier ordered an 18-month probation. The state dropped a companion charge of presenting a false receipt at tempting to get a cash refund. Mr. Spaulding was also or dered to stay away from the stores. this one involving submitting fraudulent income tax returns, Salatheil Surrency pleaded no contest to scheming to defraud and grand theft and was placed on a four-year probation. The judge ordered restitution to be determined later, and the state dropped a charge of bring ing forged bank bills into the state. SAVE $3.00with purchase of $10 or more. Coupon not valid with any other offers.1230 South Sixth Street, Macclenny$2.00 OffMust present coupon. Expires 3/8/12 796 S. 6th St., Macclenny397-0423$2.00 Off With purchase of a beverage. Not to be combined with other offers. Must present coupon. Expires 3/15/121482 S. 6th St.259-5800 Good 2/29-6/1. Up to $450 value. 259-342210% Offany purchase of $20 or more. Expires 03/31/12 Cannot be combined with any other offers/coupons.11043-2 Crystal Springs Rd. 378-813110% Off Must present coupon. Expires 3/31/12213 E. Macclenny Ave., Macclenny545-1407 | 613-4870$20 OFF Must present coupon. Expires 02/29/12On SR 121 by Pier 6 in Macclenny259-9946 Come and support these great contestants. Rising Star Idol Night Only!Corner of US 90 & Lowder, Macclenny 259-STAR Come and support these great contestants. 796 S. 6th St., Macclenny Serving Baker County for over 33 yearsspecializing in...Real Estate Family Law Personal Injury Hugh D. Fish, Jr. J.D.259-6606The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience. WE ARE BAKER COUNTYS ROOFING EXPERTSCOMBS BUILDERS, INC. We specialize in problem roofs 259-2563 FREE Estimates ADonna Jacksons Income Tax Service759-08841040s starting at $30State Tax $50 | Small Business Tax $150*S-Corporation $300-$500***Extra charges may apply. **Quickbooks users only.Drop-Offs Welcome | E-Filing Available | Glen St. Mary Bring in this ad and get Open Mon-Sat 9-9 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 BIGGEST REBATES OF THE YEAR ON ALL NEW VEHICLES Giving Back! Giving Back! OIL CHANGE+ TIRE ROTATIONrf nft brf $2995* $7495*BRAKE SPECIALnrr rrf rf rf GOOD CREDIT BAD CREDIT WE CAN HELP! USED CAR BLOWOUTnrf$11,988rf$13,988nrrrb$15,988frrf r$15,988nrffr r$16,988nrfrr$16,988nrffrfb$16,988nfrfrr$21,988bf$21,988t nrffr f$27,988*Price good after $10 mail-in rebate.*Price good after $25 mail-in rebate.We are partnering with the Baker County Education Foundation to take a portion of each new and used vehicle sale and put it into an account to provide multiple scholarships for graduating seniors. RECOGNIZED AS HIGH QUALITY Baker County School Board Pre-K Programs 2012-2013ENROLLMENTIS LIMITED!Call 259-3014 to schedule your registration appointment beginning March 5Appointments will be made for May S.A.C.S.Accreditation Gold Seal Quality Endorsement AwardWho 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: 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)Who 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)1/2 DAY (3 hour) FULL DAY Blue Lightning Security The sheriffs department is in vestigating a shooting that took place in south Macclenny the af ternoon of February 21. Two individuals were named as suspects, but the report by Deputy Chad Montean notes that no arrests were made. He did interview several witnesses, however, who said four men ex changed gunfire near the power lines and Quail Lane. Police were called to the neighborhood about 3:50 pm, and one witness pointed them to a green Nissan parked on South 9th St. Deputy Montean questioned the cars driver, Craig Wide mond, 23, of Macclenny, who claimed Graylin McKellum, 25, of Macclenny and two unnamed suspects from Jacksonville fired two bullets into the vehicle door. A Macclenny woman told the officer she was picking up her children at a day care on Quail and saw the driver of the Nissan lean out the window and fire sev eral times in her direction. The day care owner, Linda Ross, found one bullet hole in a privacy fence on her property. Another woman in the neigh borhood told Deputy Montean she witnessed the shooting while playing ball with her children in a nearby yard. The officer notes he inter viewed a fifth woman who said she received a phone call in Bald win about the incident, and was told Mr. McKelllum and two oth er black males she does not know were involved. As many as four shots were fired, and the officer said he stopped short of filing criminal charges because positive identi fication of the participants could not be established. No arrests aer shots ring out in south city Police arrested a Glen St. Mary man for choking his live-in girlfriend at their resi dence on Honeysuckle Lane the evening of February 24. During the course of an investigation into the 10 pm incident, they also learned that the alleged assailant Larry Shannon Du pree, 46, was wanted on a Georgia warrant for two counts of aggra vated assault and a sus pended drivers license. Deputy Shawn Bis hara responded to a call from the minor age son of Edith Ellsworth, 38, that the accused had attacked his mother, then threatened her with bodily harm if she did not accompany him to a bar. The officer said he tracked the couple down at Macs Liquors in downtown Mac clenny and questioned Mr. Dupree in the parking lot. He referred to the earlier inci dent as just an argument and fled a short distance on foot when informed he was un der arrest. The deputy said Mr. Dupree was appre hended when he ran into the patrol car of Sgt. Phil Duval in the bars rear parking lot. The Department of Children and Fami lies was notified because of the presence of Ms. Ellsworths three children at the resi dence. Mr. Dupree was booked at county jail for felony battery and resisting police by run ning. Deputy Bishara said the victims neck was bruised and she re fused to talk about the incident. In another case that resulted in a felony do mestic battery arrest, a north county man was taken into custody late on February 24 for striking his pregnant wife. Meagan Tideswell, 21, said John Bijeaux, 37, of Jacksonville became angry after their vehicle became stuck on Turner Cemetery Rd., and he struck her about the face and stomach. She is eight weeks pregnant. They returned to their residence on CR 125 north, where Ms. Tideswell and a wit ness said Mr. Bijeaux again became irate and several times pushed back her head. He was gone when police arrived, then ar rested later after being questioned. Florida State Hospital was named in a com plaint for battery of employee Martisha Dix on of Starke. The employee told Deputy Johnny Hodg es she was escorting a group of patients back to their ward the afternoon of February 25 when the accused struck her about the face and head while pulling her hair. filed February 22 on a 33-year-old Macclen ny woman for allegedly striking her daughter on the right eye during an argument at their North Boulevard residence. Deputy Robert Aberly responded to the address after the daughter, 15, ran away to her step-mother following the argument that began over her texting a 21-year-old man. The mother admitted to spanking the girl with a belt, and the daughter later told the deputy her mother struck her with a closed fist. She had slight bruising under the eye. nifer Starling and Jessica Hudnall for disor derly intoxication early on February 25. Both women are 22 and from Macclenny. The officer initially saw the women fighting outside the Country Club Lounge on South 6th at the 2 am closing time and warned them to leave. Minutes later he saw them resume their argument in the parking lot of the Exxon Store next door. Shannon Dupree John Bijeaux Arrest for choking girlfriend CIRCUIT COURT Andrea Gris L e a p D a y JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR firstname.lastname@example.org a group of black history icons and the talents of local youths got off to a slow start the evening of Feb ruary 25 at Baker County Middle School, but the show did go on. The My Black is Beautiful production organized by Gamma Phi Alpha Inc. was one of the few Black History Month observanc es held locally, said Cathy Wil liams, a board member for the non-profit corporation formed late last year and led by her son Stephen Williams. She said pastors Videll Wil liams and George Smith hold programs annually at their re spective churches, but commu nity-wide events like My Black is Beautiful are not as common. It was awesome. Just great, said Ms. Williams, an 8th grade math teacher at the middle school. We had some very tal ented participants. The young people we were presenting that night, they were crossing over and giving back to society. Ms. Williams said the youths completed a six-week process in which they pledged to become members of the co-ed organi zation modeled after Greek so rorities and fraternities. During the pledge process, prospective members must perform 216 hours of community service. Despite a 45-minute delay to the 6 pm start time, which occurred because Gamma Phi Alpha Inc. did not have the $100,000 in liability insurance the school district requires for use of school property by private groups, some of the roughly 50 people attending the event left before it began. It was success even with all the problems we had, Ms. Wil liams said early this week. She thanked pastors Williams and Smith, of Faith Bible Church and St. James Baptist, respectively, for underwriting the event at the last minute. The show itself featured po ems by Florida Gateway College student Tenysha Lee, 19, of Mar garetta and Cora Ruise of Mac clenny, who also played Mary Bethune for a skit later in the performance. Lorne Ruise, 36, of Jackson ville, whos a Margaretta native, sang the black national anthem, Lift Every Voice and Sing. Kenesha Williams added a spiri tual dance. The band included Ty Bak er, 19, of Macclenny on guitar and Spencer Blue, a 17-year-old student at Baker County High School, on the drums. Chris Jones turned in a spo ken word performance. During the skit, attendees heard from community mem bers playing prominent roles in black history like Mary Bethune, founder of Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach, and scientist and botanist George Washington Carver of the famed Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. They spoke about the accom plishments of their characters, which also included entrepre neur and philanthropist Mad am C.J. Walker and President Obama, who was played by Videll Williams. At the end, they danced to the Lion King and that brought the house down, Ms. Williams said. She hopes the program will become an annual event. If we dont know our history and what happened in the past, we wont know where were go ing, Ms. Williams said. PHOTO COURTESY O F GAMMA PHI AL P H A, INC. Members of the Gamma Phi Alpha service organization perform during My Black is Beautiful, a celebration of black his tory the evening of February 25 at the middle school. Black history month celebrated rrfrnnrt START TALKINGBEFORE THEY START DRINKINGKids whodrinkbeforeage15are5 timesmore likely to have alcohol problems when theyre adults. To learn more, go to www.stopalcoholabuse.gov or call 1.800.729.6686 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 www.bakercountypress.com Send us letters and make sure they are SIGNED with a phone number.
ursday, March 1, 2012 T B C P Page 8 ursday, March 1, 2012 T B C P Page 9 Registration of Fictitious Names NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the Fictitious Name of Jacksonville Primary Healthcare Macclenny Office located at 31 South 5th Street, Macclenny, Florida 32063 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Jacksonville Florida this 23rd day of Febru ary, 2012. Jacksonville Multispecialty Group, LLC Business owner By: Hernan R. Chang, M.D. President 3/1 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 16, 2012 at 10:00 am at A R & R INC, 10525 Duval Lane, Macclenny, FL 32063. 1993 Ford F250 VIN # 1FTHX26MXPKA08450 3/1 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, 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 16, 2012 at 10:00 am, at Higginbothams Towing & Re cov ery, US 90 West, Glen St. Mary, FL. 32040. 1993 Chevrolet S-10 VIN # 1GCCS14R3P0176878 3/1 COMMERCIAL ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS The City of Macclenny will be accepting bids from Commercial Electrical Contractors, with a Florida license, for the installation of street lights along a portion of Macclenny Avenue. Please call or e-mail Joy Chapman for further information. 904-259-0969 email@example.com. Bids will close March 15, 2012 at 5:00 PM. 3/1-3/8 NOTICE OF SHERIFFS SALE NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execution issued in the County Court of Baker County, Florida, on the 16th day of February 2012, in the cause wherein, COUNTRY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, was plaintiff, and Nathan Scott Harris, was defendant, being Case No. 91-240-SP in said Court, I, Joey B. Dobson, as Sheriff of Baker County, Florida have lev ied upon all the right, title and interest of the parties named in the Writ of Execution, Nathan Scott Harris in and to the following described personal property, to-wit: 2005 LWC-2 14ft fishing boat HIN: LW CJ0115A505 FL#: FL9262MV with a 2000 Mercury 15hp outboard motor Ser#: 0T091975, 1988 Homemade boat trailer Vin# NOVIN000082819695, fuel can, 2 an chors, bait bucket (NOTE: Anyone interested in viewing the items being sold may do so 45 minutes prior to the time of the sale.) I shall offer this property for sale, at Higginbothams Towing & Recovery, 7611 W. Mount Vernon St., Glen St. Mary, FL, County of Baker, State of Florida, on April 3, 2012 at the hour of 11: 00 a.m., or as soon there after as possible. I will offer for sale all of the defen dants, Nathan Scott Harris, right, title and interest in the aforesaid personal property, at public auction and will sell the same, subject to taxes, all prior liens, encumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest and best bidder for CASH IN HAND. The proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above described execution. (NOTE: In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in this proceed ing should contact the Baker County Sheriffs Office at (904) 259-0245 prior to the date of the sale.) JOEY B. DOBSON, Sheriff of Baker County, Florida By: Pamela L. Davis, D.S. 3/1-3/22 CITIZENS OF MACCLENNY PLEASE TAKE NOTICE at the regular meeting of the City Council on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 6:00 oclock P.M. at City Hall, 118 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida, the City of Macclenny will consider the below Ordinance for final reading: AN ORDINANCE BY THE CITY OF MAC CLENNY AMENDING THE CITY OF MAC CLENNY CODE OF ORDINANCES TO RE PEAL CHAPTER 7, UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS; TO ADOPT A NEW CHAPTER 7, UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS; TO ADOPT FLOOD HAZARD MAPS, TO DES IGNATE A FLOODPLAIN ADMINISTRATOR, TO ADOPT PROCEDURES AND CRITERIA FOR DEVELOPMENT IN FLOOD HAZARD AREAS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES; TO ADOPT LOCAL ADMINISTRATIVE AMEND MENTS AND LOCAL TECHNICAL AMEND MENTS TO THE FLORIDA BUILDING CODE PERTAINING TO THE DESIGN AND CON STRUCTION OF BUILDINGS AND STRUC TURES IN FLOOD HAZARD AREAS; PRO VIDING FOR APPLICABILITY; REPEALER; SEVERABILITY; AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Anyone having an interest in the final reading of this Ordinance is invited to attend the meeting. 3/1 CITIZENS OF MACCLENNY PLEASE TAKE NOTICE at the regular meeting of the City Council on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 6:00 oclock P.M. at City Hall, 118 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida, the City of Macclenny will consider the below Ordinance for final reading: A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT CREAT ING PARAGRAPH THIRTY-THREE (33) OF SECTION 14-14 PROHIBITED SIGNS, OF CHAPTER 14 ADVERTISING AND SIGNS OF THE UNIFIED LAND DEVELOPMENT REGU LATION OF THE CITY OF MACCLENNY, TO ALLOW DISCRETIONARY REVIEW BY THE CITY MANAGER OF ALL SIGNS TO ENSURE THAT ALL SIGNS ARE IN COMPLIANCE WITH SECTION 14-5 PURPOSE AND INTENT OF CHAPTER 14 ADVERTISING AND SIGNS OF THE UNIFIED LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATION OF THE CITY OF MACCLENNY AND WITH SECTION 14-24 APPEARANCE STANDARDS OF CHAPTER 14 ADVERTIS ING AND SIGNS OF THE UNIFIED LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS OF THE CITY OF MACCLENNY, PROVIDING FOR AN EF FECTIVE DATE. Anyone having an interest in the final reading of this Ordinance is invited to attend the meeting. 3/1 INVITATION TO NEGOTIATE The First Coast Workforce Development, Inc., (DBA WorkSource), will release an Invitation-toNegotiate on Monday, February 27, 2012 for Financial Auditing services to be performed July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013 with an annual option to renew for up to 4 additional years. A copy of the request will be available beginning Mon day, February 27, 2012 at http://www.worksourcefl. com/partner_vendor/request_for_proposals.aspx or at 1845 Town Center Blvd., Suite 250, Fleming Island, FL 32003. For additional information contact: D. Nevison 904/213-3800, x-2010. DEADLINE TO SUBMIT 11:00 AM (EST) April 2, 2012. 3/1 INVITATION TO NEGOTIATE The First Coast Workforce Development, Inc., (DBA WorkSource), will release an Invitation-toNegotiate on Monday, February 27, 2012 for Website Design, Maintenance & Hosting services to be performed July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013 with an annual option to renew for up to 4 additional years. A copy of the request will be available beginning Mon day, February 27, 2012 at http://www.worksourcefl. com/partner_vendor/request_for_proposals.aspx or at 1845 Town Center Blvd., Suite 250, Fleming Island, FL 32003. For additional information contact: D. Nevison 904/213-3800, x-2010. DEADLINE TO SUBMIT 11 AM (EST) April 2, 2012. 3/1 DIXIE MINI STORAGE 110 NORTH EIGHTH STREET MACCLENNY, FL. 32063 Phone (904) 259-4637 The following units have until two weeks after the publication of this notice to furnish back rent and late fees or the contents of unit(s) will become the prop erty of Dixie Mini Storage. Name Unit George Dillard 99 Michelle Luntsford 101 Tonya Crews 107 Veronica Shultis 115 David Boldry 117 Tonya Crews 121 Tomme Joe Soles 136 Scott Pollard 141 Kevin Wilson 147 Marcia Bumgardner 151 Brandi Young 152 Virginia Jones 156 Yolanda Reed 158 Olivia Robinson 160 Nanette Honsberger 161 Allen Ingram 163 Nikki Shaw 167 Creecy Matthews 175 Robert Sweeney 180 Aquilla Penders 182 3/1-3/8 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2010-CA-0226 TD BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. FRED W. MUNSON and KIM D. MUNSON, his wife, Defendants. ______________________________________/ NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY given that the real property located in Baker County, Florida, described as follows: Part of lands described in Deed Book 3, Page 43, of the Official Records of Baker County, Florida, and being part of Section 33, Township 2 South, Range 22 East, Baker County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Commence at the concrete monument marking the intersection of the East Right-of-Way line of the East Boulevard of The City of Macclenny, Florida (A 100 foot wide public right-of-way) and the North Right-of-Way line of U. S. High way 90 (A 66 foot wide public right-ofway) and thence N 79 E, along said North Right-of-Way line, 725.68 feet to a half inch iron pipe, marking the SE corner of lands described in Deed Book 3, Page 591, of said Official Records and the Point of Beginning of the herein de scribed lands; thence N 10 W, along the monumented East line of said Deed Book 3, Page 591, a distance of 112.58 feet to a 5/8 inch iron rod, LS 4708; thence N 79 E, parallel to said North Right-of-Way line, 161.00 feet to a 5/8 inch iron rod, LS 4708, set on the monumented East line of lands de scribed in said Deed Book 3, Page 43; thence S 10 E, along said East line, 112.58 feet to a half inch iron pipe on the aforementioned North Right-of-Way line; thence S 79 W, 161.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. shall be sold by the Clerk of this Court, at public sale, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure rendered in the above styled action, dated February 22, 2012 at the Baker County Courthouse, in Macclenny, Baker County, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 2012, to the best and highest bidder for cash. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SUR PLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE 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 24th day of February, 2012. Al Fraser Clerk of Court By: Julie Combs Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Norris and Norris, P.A. P.O. Drawer 2349 Lake City, FL 32055 386-752-7240 phone 386-752-1577 fax 3/1-3/8 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2008-CA-000088 AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC, Plaintiff vs. John Carmen, et al. Defendant(s) _____________________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure or Order dated February 22, 2012, entered in Civil Case Number 2008-CA000088, in the Circuit Court for Baker County, Florida, wherein AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC is the Plaintiff, and JOHN CARMEN, et al., are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in Baker County, Florida, described as: A part of Lot 4 of OWENS ACRES in Sec tion 30, Township 2 South, Range 22 East and being more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Southeast corner of the Southwest 1/4 of said Section 30; Thence North 88 40` West and along the South line of said Southwest 1/4 296 feet; Thence North 0 23`30 East 60.01 feet; Thence North 88 40` West 40` West; 240.00 feet; Thence South 0 23`30 West, 300.00 feet; Thence South 88 40` East, 240.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. (The OWENS ACRES referred to in this Legal Description is an unrecorded Subdivision and is not and does not constitute a part of OWENS ACRES, as recorded in Plat Book 2 Page 32 or Unit 2, as recorded in Plat Book 2 Page 34 of the Public Records of Baker County, Florida). at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the Front Door, Baker County Courthouse,339 E. MacClenny Avenue, MacClenny, FL 32063 at 11:00 AM, on the 21st day of March, 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. Dated: February 27, 2012. Baker County Clerk CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Julie Combs Copies and Invoice Furnished To: FLORIDA FORECLOSURE ATTORNEYS, PLLC 601 Cleveland Street, Suite 690 Clearwater, FL 33755 (727) 446-4826 Published In: BAKER COUNTY PRESS, INC. 3/1-3/8 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 02-2010-CA-0263 GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, 4250 North Freeway Fort Worth, TX 76137, Plaintiff, v. TYWANNZA L. PARKER, N/K/A TYWANNZA LAGEAN DANIELS, COUNTRY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Defendants. __________________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiffs Final Summary Judgment Of Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Baker County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: Lot 12 Part of the N1/2 of the SE1/4 of Section 2, Township 3 South, Range 20 East, Baker County, Florida, more particular described as follows: Commence at the SW corner of said N1/2 of the SE1/4; thence N 87 41 E, along the South line of said N1/2 of the SE1/4, a distance of 302.07 feet to a point on the East line of a 60 foot wide road right of way; thence N 22E, along said East line, 24.71 feet to a bend in said line; thence N 03E, still along said East line, 291.50 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence N 87E, 275.83 feet; thence N 03 56E, 100.00 feet; thence S 87W, 275.83 feet to the aforementioned East right of way line; thence S 03W, along said of East line, 100.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH the right ingress and egress over and across the following 60 foot wide ingress and egress easement: A strip of land 60.00 feet wide lying 30.00 feet each side of the following described centerline: part of the N1/2 of the SE1/4 of Section 2 South, Range 20 East, Baker County, Florida, more particularly de scribed as follows: Commence at the SW corner of Said N1/2 of the SE1/4; thence N 87E, along the South line of said N1/2 of the SE1/4, a distance of 88 feet; thence S 04W, 41.62 feet to a point on the North right of way line of a 60.00 foot wide Public Road known as Gaskins Circle South, said point being on a curve concave to the South, hav ing a radius of 411.67 feet and a central angle of 21 and being subtended b a chord having a bearing of S 72E and a chord length of 150.52 feet; thence Southeasterly along the arc of said curve and North right of way line, an arc dis tance of 151.38 feet to a 3/4 iron pipe stamped LB2392 and being the POINT OF BEGINNING of the herein described centerline; thence N 22E, along the said centerline, 140.27 feet to abend in said line; thence N 03E, still along said centerline, 386.40 feet to the POINT OF TERMINATION of said centerline. The side lines of the above described ease ment are to be lengthened or shortened as necessary to create a continuous cor ridor 60.00 feet in width from the North right of way line of Gaskins Circle South (a public right of way) to the North line of the lot described herein. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2000 40 x 24 REDMAN MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUM BER: FLA14615123AB. Commonly known as: 9027 Circle G Lane, Sanderson, Florida 32087, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash at the inside the front doors of the Baker County Courthouse, 339 E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063, at 11:00 AM (EST), on the 21st day of March, 2012. If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Notice to Persons With Disabilities: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in or der to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assis tance. Please contact the Court Administrators office not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Julie Combs Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Timothy D. Padgett, Esq 2878 Remington Green Circle Tallahassee, FL 32308 850-422-2520 3/1-3/8 DIXIE MINI STORAGE 9852 GLEN AVENUE GLEN ST. MARY, FL. 32040 Phone (904) 259-4637 The following units have until two weeks after the publication of this notice to furnish back rent and late fees or the contents of unit(s) will become the prop erty of Dixie Mini Storage. Name Unit Amanda Price 3 Brittany Fuller 8 Kayla Miller or Chris Man 16 Autumn Corbitt 19 Callie Chapman 20 Callie Chapman 21 Darrell Perry 25 Christine Latham/Watson 26 3/1-3/8 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO. 02-2010-CA-000030 GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff vs. TERA HAGER, ET AL, Defendant(s) ______________________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judg ment of Foreclosure dated February 22, 2012 and entered in CASE NO: 02-2010-CA-000030 of the Cir cuit Court of the 8th Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida wherein GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, is the Plaintif and TERA HAGER and CHRIS HAGER, the Defendant(s). The Clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 a.m. to the highest bidder for cash at the front door of the Baker County Courthouse located at 339 East Macclenny Av enue, Macclenny, FL 32063, on the 21st day of March, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 3, FRANK COMBS CIRCLE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES 89 AND 90 CURRENT PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH 2008 DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME VIN NO. LOHGA10710086A AND VIN NO. LOGHA10710086B. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SUR PLUS OF THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROP ERTY OWNER, AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Clerk, Circuit Court Julie Combs Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Pendergast and Morgan, P.A. 6675 Corporate Way, Suite 301 Jacksonville, FL 32216 (904)508-0766 3/1-3/8 LEGA L NOTICES Perry Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc.Commercial/Residential Roofing Contractor 16 Colors 662-5473 cell.Locally Owned & OperatedLicensed & Insured CC#1326882 Lifetime Architectural Shingles or 29 ga. Metal Roof $395000Expires 33/31/11 Lifetime Architectural Shingles or 29 ga. Metal Roof $495000Expires 3/31/1110% OffAny repairs or gutter work over $500Expires 3/31/11 "Your Hometown Metal Expert" NOW OPEN! 5325 Woodlawn Rd. Macclenny904.631.0152 Copper | Aluminum Brass | Steel Batteries | Radiators www.MacclennyRehab.com Close to home National Award winning Four star rated Loving & caring sta Quality rehab center with experienced therapists Our sincerest thanks for giving so much of yourself. Sometimes a family needs that extra special touch that only people who really care can give. We found that in each of you who helped You lifted our burden and lightened our soul and our load. You provided a comfortable solution in a trying time. We do thank you very much for all you have done. God Bless each of you!The Freddie Reynolds Family Schedule any hair service and receive aFREE DIAMAXthickening treatmentExpires 3/31/12. Limit one per customer.Introducing DIAMAX by NIOXIN NINAS &HAIRSTYLING DAY SPABeauty is our Business... Integrity & Experience since 1966 COSMETOLOGISTS: Nina Crews, OwnerTroy Groves | Susan Harris | Lynn Crews | Lauren Helms | Debbie Groves, Esthetician Melissa Cobb, Massage Therapist LMT, FL #47777, MM23814Debbie Becher, Merle Norman Consultant/Nail Specialist 589 S. 6th Street, Macclenny | 259-3428Macclennys only registered salon with CND ShellacCHIP FREE, EXTENDED-WEAR NAIL POLISH Macclennys only registered salon with CND Shellac CHIP FREE, EXTENDED-WEAR NAIL POLISH JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR firstname.lastname@example.org Calling all survivors. Organizers of this years Relay for Life are looking for as many Baker County cancer survivors as possible to participate in the relays opening lap the evening of Friday, April 27 at the high school track. A survivor is anyone who has ever heard the words, You have cancer, and they are the guests of honor at Relay for Life. vors will enjoy a meal, live enter tainment and fellowship during the overnight affair. Meanwhile, Relay for Life teammates will continue walking or running the remainder of the relay, which will conclude at noon on Saturday, some 18 hours after the 6 pm start time the previous evening. Relay is about a community that is taking a stand against can cer. And our community does so every year, said this years chair person Kristie Fletcher. For over a decade now, volunteers in this county have been raising money Society. Whether its a yard sale, bake sale or car wash, every day, ordinary people have been he roes by contributing their time and efforts to combat cancer. Through support groups, a 24-hour hotline and website, the American Cancer Society offers cancer survivors knowledge, sup port, encouragement and hope. Since October 2011, volun teers have been forming teams, raising money and planning on making this years event a mem orable one as we celebrate survi vors, remember loved ones lost fundraising efforts, said Ms. Fletcher. She urged others to join the the relay, giving a donation, join ing a relay team or supporting the fundraising events already scheduled. Theres Fill the Bucket this Saturday, March 3, from 8 am to noon at two South 6th Street intersections by McDonalds at Barber Road and US 90 (Mac clenny Avenue). The drive is sponsored by the JROTC, Angels in Flight, Heroes in Progress, DuPont and Team Coffee Bean relay teams. Five days later will be a team party at Raiford Road Church, 9201 S. SR 121, to eat, plan and share ways to help the relay ef forts. It will take place Thursday, March 8 at 6:30 pm. A multi-family yard sale will take place at Faith Baptist Church, 604 W. Macclenny Ave., March 17 from 9 am to 2 pm. Its sponsored by the Homeschoolers with Hope relay team. The Run for Recovery 5K sponsored by the Heroes in Progress relay team will be April 14 starting at 8 am at Memorial Park. The best thing you can do is encourage survivors to partici pate in this years relay, said Ms. Fletcher. Survivors can register for a meal, entertainment and gifts at www.relayforlife.org/bak (904) 708-9013. She can also be yahoo.com. PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON The survivor lap during last years Relay for Life event in Macclenny. Cancer survivors sought for walk PHOTO COURTESY O F RY A N BR A NN A N Teen court attorneys visit capitol in January The Baker County Teen Court program attended Youth Success Day in Tallahas see January 31 in conjunction with other teen court programs around the state. Three of the youth volunteers, (pictured above from left) Anna Williams, Mikayla Bosley and Alexis Ellis, who serve as volunteer youth attorneys in the program, met Governor Rick Scott, the Secretary of the Department of Juvenile Justice and many state legislators. They also toured the Old and New State Capitol buildings as well as the Florida Supreme Court. The teen court program began in Baker County in 1994 as an alternative to the Juvenile Justice system. Youths who com mit rst time misdemeanor oenses are diverted to the program to face a jury of their peers and be held accountable for their actions. Program director Ryan Brannan, shown above in the back, said that 93 percent of defendants who enter the program do not re-oend. The program annually serves about 100 youths, including defendants and volunteers. Youths who volunteer for the program can serve as attorneys, jurors, clerks and bailis. Anyone between the ages of 10-17 can volunteer. For more information, contact Mr. Brannan at (904) 424-5085. Annual plant sale Springtime is at hand and its time to plant those annuals and perennials. The Baker County FFA and agriculture department and vegetable plants ready for sale. Business hours are from 7:30 to 2:30 Monday through Fri day. Each tray of either 48 or 72 plants. Again recognized as top GA lawyer Linda Finley, a native of Mac clenny who now resides in Atlan ta, has been named again one of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Georgia. This is the second year that Ms. Finley has been recognized by Thompson Reuters and Atlan ta Magazine She specializes in mortgage lending litigation and real estate law. She is the daughter of Mary Finley and the late Maines F. Fin ley. Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge announced last week that extended summer visiting hours begins on March 1. The main entrance gate on Suwannee Canal Road 12 miles southwest of Folkston, Georgia, off Hwy 121/23 will open one-half hour before sunrise and close at 7:30 pm. Visitors can enter Swamp Is land Drive until 6 pm and must exit no later than 7 pm. All dayuse boats must be off the water by 6m. The Richard S. Bolt Visitor Center remains open from 9 am until 5 pm year-round. The Kingfisher Landing en trance off of U.S. Hwy. 1 be tween Folkston and Waycross is open from sunrise to sunset. At the west entrance, 12 miles from Fargo on GA Hwy. 177, access to the Suwannee River Sill is from sunrise to sunset. The Stephen from 8 am to 5 pm year-round. For additional information, please contact the visitor center at (912) 496-7836. Summer hours at Okefenokee Check it out... bakercountypress.com Submit your news article, letter to the editor, social notice or purchase a classied ad online at bakercountypress.com We publish wedding & birth announcements FREE! $6 with Picture (4 week deadline) Check it out... www.bakercountypress.com
ursday, March 1, 2012 T B C P Page 11 Page 10 MARCH 1, 2012 Juanita Crews, 82, of Macclenny Juanita Rhoden Crews, 82, of Macclenny died Sunday Febru ary 26, 2012 at Macclenny Nurs ing and Re hab Center following a long illness. Mrs. Crews was a na tive of Bak er County and resided in Mac clenny all of her life. She was a homemak er and an avid golf fan and golfer who en joyed watching Gator football and Braves baseball. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Macclenny. Mrs. Crews was preceded in death by her parents Gus and Ollie Johns Rhoden and hus band of 51 years Elwood Foster Crews. Survivors include daughters Kelly (Chuck) Satterwhite of Starke and Cheryl (Jim) Vance of Macclenny; son Phil (Judy) Crews of Ft. Myers; nine grand children, 27 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. The funeral sercvice was held Tuesday, February 28 at 11 am in the chapel of Guerry Funeral Home with Wayne Rhoden de livering a eulogy. Interment fol lowed at Oak Grove Cemetery. 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 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 Danny Lamb Main Outlaw Christopher Crews Juanita Crews VeggieTales Live!March 23 at Evangel!Tickets are $10 and selling quickly! Get yours TODAY!Sunday Service Times:8:15 am and 10:45 am-My Country Tis of ee: A Call for America to Return to GodSunday Evening Service: 6 pm GUERRYFUNERAL HOME420 E. Macclenny Ave., Macclenny 904-259-2211 www.guerryfuneralhome.net 83 years of experience you can trust! J.D. Tyre, L.F.D 11 years Bill Guerry, L.F.D. 45 years Bryan Guerry, L.F.D. 27 years 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 Shirley Padgett, the Womans Club recording secretary and 2011 Woman of the Year, was se lected the clubs 2012 Volunteer of the Year. Ms. Padgett is quite adept on the computer and has shared her expertise with other club mem bers. She also worked on revising the clubs Membership Yearbook, assisted on the Media Book, com piled and distributed meetings minutes, made tickets for the an nual spaghetti luncheon and cre ated the program for the annual Womans Club fashion show. She used her computer exper tise in the community as well by creating DVD videos of a 50th wedding anniversary and the ac tivities of Mrs. Aldermans kin dergarten class. Ms. Padgett enjoys cooking and often puts her kitchen skills to use for others. She has shared her culinary skills by preparing food for the High School wel come back breakfast for the fac ulty, casseroles and deserts for the spaghetti luncheon, food for the annual prayer breakfast, and treats for the annual membership coffee. In addition, she baked a cake for the mother-daughter purity luncheon sponsored at a local church. She also prepares cheesecakes in appreciation of teachers birthdays. As a retired teacher, Ms. Padgett keeps close ties to the educational community. She vol unteers for health screenings, book fairs and reading activities at area schools, including FCAT writing test preparations at Ma mie Agnes Jones Elementary School. Shes also aided with the as a judge at the high schools Hi-Q matches. This years honoree helped during clean-up day at the club house and delivered clothing to local nursing homes as well as a bookcase to a local shelter for homeless women. She participated in a yard sale to raise funds for the Annual Marjorie Lord Christmas party, a function for local children in need. Ms. Padgett has also donated socks for an orphanage, a blan ket for the Blankets for Benjamin project, canned food to the Sa maritan House food bank, toys to the Christmas-4-Kids charity and money for a baby shower for a club member fostering two nieces. She helped raise money for a scholarship from the Womans Club through the Baker Coun ty Education Foundation. She volunteered at the Chamber of Commerces Glitz, Glam and Gooodies event for women in the community. She supported the Jackson ville Symphony Guild by working as a docent in the annual show house. Top volunteer Shirley Padgett 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 mother Carolyn (Ronald) Plymel of Mac clenny; brothers Eddie Hodges Jr. and Denny Hodges of Mac clenny, Brad (Alicia) Hodges and Ray (Felicia) Hodges of Glen St. Mary, Steve (Elaine) Hodges, Frankie (Becky) 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 was held Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 6 pm at Glen Friendship Tab ernacle with Rev. Albert Star Home is in charge of arrange ments. George Hodges Gary Combs, 64, of Maryland dies Gary Albert Combs (US Army -retired), 64, of Millersville, MD died February 20, 2012. Survivors include wife Lor raine Combs; children Mikel Combs, Catherine Speer and Lawrence Speer; grandchild No lan Speer; mother Ann Combs and brother Mike Combs, both of Macclenny. Online condolences may be made at www.barrancofuneral home.com. Christopher Crews 21, of Sanderson Christopher Chris Tholie Crews, 21, of Sanderson died February 27, 2012. Mr. Crews was born in Orange Park and resided in Baxter all of his life. He was em ployed with the Colum bia Cor rectional Facility in Lake City. He loved fishing, landscaping and gardening. Mr. Crews was a graduate of the Baker County High School Class of 2009 and was a member of the Baxter Church of God. Survivors include parents Kenneth and Patricia Crews of Baxter; wife Michelle Ash ley Crews of Baxter; maternal grandfather Rayford Rayburn of Payson, AZ and his maternal grandmother Barbara Johnson of Taylor; sister Melissa Crews of Baxter; brothers Ricky Ray burn, Stephen Crews and Forest Crews, all of Baxter. The funeral service for Mr. Crews will be conducted Thurs day, March 1 at 11 am at the Macclenny Church of God with the Rev. Shannon Conner of low at North Prong Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 8 pm at Guerry Funeral Home in Mac clenny. Bill Davis, 84, of Jacksonville James William Bill Davis, 84, of Jacksonville died Febru ary 24, 2012. He was a member of Evangel Temple Assembly of God and he will be greatly missed. Bill was preceded in death by daughter Stacey Ann. Survivors include his wife of 54 years Maxie N. (Burnsed) Davis; children Debra Bell (Jim) of Hampton, VA, Mike Davis of Jacksonville, Barbie Fletcher of Jacksonville and Jeannie Bas kin (John) of Macclenny; 12 grand children and 12 great-grandchil dren. The funeral service was held at 11 am Tuesday, February 28 at his church. Interment was at 3:30 pm in Poplar Springs Bap tist Church Cemetery in Nash ville, Georgia. Giddens-Reed Fu neral Home of Baldwin was in charge of arrangements. Danny Lamb, 61, dies February 24th Danny George Lamb, 61, of Macclenny died February 24, 2012. He was born in Jackson ville to the late Mary Ellen Mat tair Lamb on May 22, 1950. He was a resi dent of Bak er County since 1960 and attend ed Celebra tion Baptist Church. Danny was a 1968 graduate of Baker County High School, had an un dergraduate degree in physical education from the University of West Florida and masters of education administration from Florida State University. Mr. Lamb had 35 years in the auto sales industry and was the owner-operator of Danny Lambs Auto and Truck Center for the last 16 years. Danny was a Civil War buff, enjoyed Caro lina shag dancing, exercising, reading and he was passion ate about the development of Downtown Macclenny. He was a loving and devoted father. Survivors include devoted wife of 41 years Deborah Green Lamb of Macclenny; children Jeffrey Beau (Tracy) Lamb of Macclenny and Deborah Leigh (Jode) Ballard of Tampa; grand children Chloe Lamb, Molly Lamb and Miles Ballard; loving mother-in-law Bernice Green. The funeral service was held Tuesday, February 28 at 11 am at First Baptist Church of Macclenny with pastors Elmer Crews and John A. Raulerson at Woodlawn Cemetery in Mac clenny. V. Todd Ferreira Fu neral Services was in charge of arrangements. Main Outlaw, 88, WWII vet. Main Outlaw, 88, of Macclen ny died Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at the VA Medical Center in Lake City following a long illness. He was a native of Moniac, GA and resided in Mac clenny for the past 65 years. He was a truck driver for Southern Concrete Company in Jacksonville for 28 years until his retirement in 1979. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Macclenny, an Army veteran of WWII and his garden. He was preceded in death by his parents William Henry and Millie Thrift Outlaw, his son William Henry Outlaw and sister Mamie Sands. Survivors include his wife of 66 years Ida Pearl Outlaw of Macclenny; daughter Wil lie Hazel (Tom) Bell of Fruit Cove; grandchildren Joshua Tay lor (Jennie) Bell and Aaron Christopher (Misha) Bell; greatgranddaughter Kennedy Peyton Bell. The funeral service was held Saturday, February 25 at his church with Dr. Edsel Bone of Christmas. Interment followed at Woodlawn Cemetery in Mac clenny. Guerry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Heartfelt thanks The family of Shelton Carter wishes to express its appreciation for the love, prayers and support that was received during our time of sorrow. We are so appreciative brought in by our family and friends and the comfort that each of you provided to us in our time of need. We would like to extend a spe cial thank you to the Hospice RN Tom Canazon, Mr. Hank Forbes and wife Dana of Forbes Funeral Home, Brother Albert Starling and Brother Billy Carter. We journey without each of you be ing there for us. God bless each of you. Shelton Carter Family In loving memory of Mr. Lovelace Chandler 02/16/1939 3/1/2004 God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be, so He put his arms around you and whispered Come to me. With tearful eyes we watched you and saw you pass away, al though we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beat ing, hard-working hands at rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us that he only takes the best. FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS, YOUR WI F E THERESA CHANDLER, DAUGHTER ROSA DOLISON AND THE CHANDLER F AMIL Y New River NC Method ist church located on CR 125 in Union County, will be hosting a revival Sunday, March 4 at 6 pm, Monday and Tuesday, March 5 and 6 at 7:30 pm. Rev. Tommy Richardson will be the evange list. Call 386-431-1536 or 904966-3107 for directions. Heartfelt thanks The family of Ray Raulerson would like to express its deepest gratitude for the many prayers, calls, food, cards and outpouring of love and support during our recent loss. We especially thank Pastor Tim Thomas and Pastor Gary Crummey for being there for us in our time of need and the funeral service. We would like to thank Christian Fellowship Tem ple and Mt. Zion New Congrega tional Methodist Church for the food and prayers. Also thanks to Pastor Tim Cheshire for being there for us. Last but not least, we would like to thank V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Home and his assistants for their kindness and to the Baker County sheriffs de partment for their support. The Raulerson family Melvie Jean, Donna (D.D), John, Allen, Eddie and Tammy Heartfelt thanks The family of Autumn Sky Smith would like to give a spe cial thanks to Hope Altman, the Altman family, April Thomas, the Thomas family, Red Bug and band members, churches and our community for helping, do nations, prayers and support in our time of loss and grief. Then again a special thank you to each and every one of you. Sincerely, The family of Autumn Sky Smith In loving memory of and Happy Belated Birthday Karelle Walker 1/12/1919 5/13/2008 It has been three years since you left us. We will cherish your memories always in our hearts. We love you, but God loves you more. LOVE, LILLIAN, SC OTT AND RONALD Ex-teacher Shirley Padgett is GFWC Volunteer of Year Notice of Public Disclosure of the Full Cost of Solid Waste within the City of MacclennyPursuant to Rule 62.708, Florida Administrative Code, the Macclenny City Commissioners of Macclenny, Florida discloses the following Full Cost of Solid Waste Management for residential 2010-2011Number of Residents 2,082 Number of Businesses 296 Total 2,378 Charge per Residence $207.84$281.76 Charge per Business (Based on cubic yard volume) $317.76$5,783.52 Solid Waste Management Cost for City $542,152.28 Solid Waste Special Assessment Collections from Residences and Businesses $827,001.35 Heartfelt thanks The family of Gary Combs would like to extend its appre ciation for your prayers, cards, visits, food and support. Words cannot express how much this meant to us during the loss of our precious loved one. Ann and Mike Combs and family Press Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 PM Need a phone number for a classied ad and dont have the paper handy? bakercountypress.com We publish obituaries & pictures FREE! Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm NO EXCEPTIONS!
ursday, March 1, 2012 T B C P Page 13 Page 12 MARCH 1, 2012 The Kiwanis Club of Baker at Westside Elementary Febru ary 17 for the second quarter of the school year. The motto of Kiwanis Interna tional is Serving the Children of the World, and to that end they sponsor programs for children gram to promote character de velopment and good citizenship. Each quarter each teacher is asked to select one student from his or her class who ex nym representing the following: Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Re spectful, Responsible, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquisitive and Capa ble. The children selection were: First Grade: Gabe Lawler, Avery Spurlock, Katie Small, Ca leb South, Houston Noles, Kash Addy, Jacob Sweat, Jay Wilker son, Harrison Muncy, Jasmine Roberson, Issac Craig and Philip Bowen. nah, Luke Whitaker, Aiya Jack son, Ryne Jacobs, Caramie Crews Daniel Robinson, Dalton Chanc ey, Toby Fryer, Anthony Howell, Liyah Hilley, Brady Finley, Bren ton Davis and Diamond Jackson. Tiequan Thomas, Ashlyn Gunt er, Jeremiah Robinson, Joseph Cercy, Christopher Schlarbaum, Kade Richardson, Daisy Laura more, Haley Ritter, Pheagan Pat terson, Bagheera Jones and Mi chael Prevatt. Canaday. Kiwanis would like to thank those who helped supply items for the Terrific Kids bags this year: Baker County Health De partment, Hardees, County Fed eral Credit Union, First Federal Bank, Clay Electric, NEFCOM, Walgreens, Insteel Wire, Ed wards Jones Financial Advisors and Baker County Chamber of Commerce. The Kiwanis Club of Baker County meets at noon on Fri days. On the fourth Friday of the month the club meets at Sixth Street Steakhouse. On the other Fridays the club meets at Fire house Subs. BOB GERARD | SPORTS The boys and girls tennis teams remained undefeat ed with a win over West Nassau in Callahan on Febru ary 23. The boys have only lost one game during their undefeated run so far this season. Both teams face a huge challenge, however, as they take on state-ranked Bolles on Thursday, March 1. This will provide our tennis teams a stiff test and give us some perspective at what the teams will be up against at the district tournament at the end of March, said Coach Chris Armoreda. We will need to be men tally prepared. Playing a team like Bolles can play with ones psyche. The Wildcat squads had an easy time of it in defeat ing West Nassau. The boys won 7-0 and the girls had a 5-2 posting. Number one singles player Nick Dukeman won 8-2 while Sam Murphy swept his opponent 8-0 in the number two singles match. Jared Stafford, Hunter Stavely and Grant Burns all won their singles matches 8-0. The doubles team of Dukeman and Murphy were 8-2 winners and Stafford and Stavely won 8-0. Number one singles Kaylann Stafford lost 5-8 but Tianna Raysor bounced back with an 8-0 win in num ber two singles. Stephanie Gross won 8-4. Haleigh Lat imer won 8-5 but Savanna Rhoden lost 2-8. The doubles team of Stafford and Raysor won 8-2 and Gross and Latimer won 8-4. School Lunch MENU March 5 March 9 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, March 5 Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with baked potato rounds, slice of toast and milk. Lunch: Spaghetti with meat sauce and a slice of Italian bread or hot dog on a bun. Choice of 2 sides: baked fries, green beans, seasonal fresh fruit and milk. Tuesday, March 6 Breakfast: Breakfast burrito, peach slices and milk. Lunch: Pepperoni pizza hot pocket or ham with beans and rice with a wheat roll. Choice of 2 sides: Steamed green peas, raw veggies with ranch dressing, seasonal fresh fruit, fresh baked cake and milk. Wednesday, March 7 Breakfast: Sausage biscuit, pineapple juice and milk. Lunch: Cheese pizza or BBQ pork on a bun. Choice of 2 sides: baked fries, green beans, mix fruit cup and milk. Thursday, March 8 Breakfast: Enriched cereal with slice of toast, orange juice and milk. Lunch: Roast pork slice with a whole grain roll or fish crisp on a bun. Choice of 2 sides: Italian green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, seasonal fresh fruit and milk. Friday, March 9 Breakfast: Turkey sausage pancake wrap, orange/pineapple juice and milk. Lunch: Chili with beans and whole grain roll or turkey ham and cheese sandwich. Choice of 2 sides: baked sweet potato rounds, raw vegetables and dressing, chilled fruit mix and milk. SCHOOL ACTIVITIES March 1 BCMS: Softball at Suwannee, 4:30 pm KIS: Florida Writes test, 8 am March 2 KIS: Accelerate Reading Goal #6 March 3 KIS: FCAT Science Blitz, 8:45 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 Howard Roofing & Home Improvements Inc. Licensed & Insured License # CCC132747230 Year Architectural Shingles Where will you be whenREALITY STRIKES?A live drama presentation you will never forget!March 11, 12 & 13@ 7 pm nightlyTaylor Church FREE ADMISSION www.taylorchurch.net ATTENTION BAKER COUNTY RESIDENTS Aerosol Cans Antifreeze Batteries Computers Corrosives Diesel/Transmission Fluid Emergency Flares Fertilizers Fluorescent Lamps Gasoline Household Cleaners Household Electronics Insecticides Medications Oil Filters Paint & Paint Products Paint Thinners Pesticides Photographic Solutions Poisons Pool Chemicals Propane Tanks Televisions Used Oil If a container leaks, pack it in a larger container with an absorbent material such as cat litter or oil absorbent. Do not mix different or unknown materials together. Containers MUST be labeled. If you cannot identify the contents then label it unknown. Pack the containers in boxes with dividers. Explosives such as ammunition, dynamite and blasting agents. Reactives such as crystallized ethers, picric acid and sodium and phosphorus metals. Radioactive or infectious wastes.The Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Baker County Commission are sponsoring a project to collect, recycle, treat and properly dispose of these Household Hazardous Wastes.Saturday, March 3rdBaker County Courthouse, 9am-3pmCALL ROBE R T FLET C HE R AT 904-275-2373F O R MO R E IN F O R MATION. N 121 23B 22B S 5TH ST N 3RD STMACCLENNY AVE SHULEY AVE 90 ATTORNEYDavid P. Dearingformer Baker County Prosecutor SERIOUS INJURIE S C A U S E D BY NEGLIGENCE OF A NOTHER A N D C RIMIN A L DEFENS EJ M acclenny 259-1352T oll F ree (888) 211-9451All initial consultations are absolutely free.The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience. I NJURY LA W Happy 1st Birthday, Benjamin Blake IversonWe love you, Ne-Ne Norman & Grandma Susie Tiffany BOB GERARD | SPORTS the Wildcat baseball team this past week as it posted a couple of district win of the young season. The Cats exploded for 10 runs on February 21 as they trounced district rival Forrest in a big home match. Dillon Jones threw six scoreless innings and Jared Crews came in to wrap up the game in re lief. Brad Stone got the Cats going with a 2 run homer. John Lam bright and Austin Rowe added RBI doubles. Hunter Hanks had 2 hits and a RBI. BCHS got a big, 11-0 win on win on the season with four in nings of shutout ball. Jacob Mil ton came on and threw a scoreless Offensively, Ethan Wilkerson had a pair of doubles and a single as well as 2 RBIs. Chris Waddell had a double and a single with 2 RBIs and Austin Rowe added a 2 run single. We are starting to swing the bats, said Coach Fred Matricardi. The West Nassau game was a big win for us but I would like to see us improve defensively. The Cats face Yulee on the road Thursday, March 1. Rylan Jace Son born Feb. 2nd Alicia Combs and Alex Nipper are pleased to announce the ar rival of son Rylan Jace on Febru ary 2, 2012 (Groundhog Day) at Baptist Medical Center in Jack sonville. Rylan weighed 9 lbs., 5 oz. and measured 21 inches long. Grandparents include Colo nel (Junior) and Gayle Combs of Baldwin, Marcus and Cheryl Nipper of Sanderson and Pat and Renee Barber-Ross of Saint Johns. 20th class reunion planned for August The Baker County High School class of 92 will hold its 20 year reunion on Saturday, Au gust 25 at the Hyatt Riverfront in Jacksonville. The cost will be approximately $60 per person. A non-refund able deposit of $30 per person must be paid to Tiffany Harvey McInarnay no later than Friday, March 30. The remainder will be due by July 1. The evening includes dinner, music and a cash bar. Mail pay ment to Tiffany or drop it by Su perior Cleaners, 709 South 6th St., Macclenny, FL 32063. We will block off hotel rooms at the Hyatt for $99 plus fees. guaranteed this rate; $100 due by March 30th will be necessary to hold a room and the remain der due by July 1. For more infor mation call 259-2078. Heartfelt thanks This letter is to all of the emer gency response teams that re pree Rd. last Saturday night. All I can say is thank you to each one of you. Your professionalism, at titude and cooperation made the best of a bad situation. The team ence. While the barn was a total loss, there were no injuries. For this we are truly grateful. Thanks again, The Rawls family PHOTO COURTESY O F ANN BURCH Take Stock scholarships awarded The Baker County School Districts Take Stock in Children Scholarship Program held scholarship activation for its graduating seniors on February 14. The seniors and their parents completed college applications and other paperwork to receive their two-year Florida Prepaid tuition scholarships. The students were also given information about applying for nancial aid. Students graduating from the program this year are: Jessica Baker, Kimberly Barton, Kelsey Benton, Jacob Chambers, Megan Harvey, Matthew Blanks, and Casey Wilds. They will attend Florida Gateway College in the fall. The Take Stock in Children [TSIC] Scholarship program provides tuition scholarships to attend Florida Gateway College for selected eighth graders whose families meet the income guidelines. Scholarship applications will be mailed to the residences of each eighth grade student in the spring. Returned applications are reviewed by a selection committee. Selected students are provided a mentor and participate in the program during their four years of high school. For further information regard ing the program or how to become a mentor, please contact Ann Burch at 259-0428. Pictured above are (front row, from left) Megan Harvey, Paul Harvey, TSIC Coordinator Jacob Chambers, Carrie Dopson, TSIC Assistant Coordinator Ann Burch, (second row from left) Casey Wilds, Kelsy Benton, Tracie Benton, Kim Barton, Keith Barton, (back row from left) Jessica Baker, Deborah Mirador, Matthew Blanks, Kitty Blanks and TSIC College Transition Assistant Carol Papillon. The high school and middle school FFA chapters swept the state poultry contest in Tampa at the Florida State Fair on Febru and sixth place. second, with the middle school A team placing third and middle school B team placing sixth. There were 31 teams from around the state competing. The contest consists of interior and exterior egg grading, ready to cook carcasses, past production hens and parts grading. The teams now will compete at the state con test at UF in April. First place went to the team of Mason Mobley, Larrissa Brannen, Dillon Burnsed and Sarah Harrell. Mobley placed second individu ally and Brannen third. Burnsed was ninth. Second place went to Alex Register, Chase Brannan, Sarah Whitehead and Brendan Gibson. Whitehead placed fourth and Reg ister sixth. Brannan was seventh. Third place went to the middle school team of Jesse Lambright, Christy Crews, Hunter Burnsed and Hunter Davis. Lambright The sixth place team consisted of Ty Sikes, Hannah Wilkerson, Katie Whitehead and BJ Hagan. Greg Johnson is the high school sponsor and Ashton Nor man sponsors the middle school. 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 29. Registration is at 8:45 am, testing begins 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 ques tions contact Wanda Conner at 259-0403. PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON Valedictorian, salutatorian named Marissa Miller (right), 18, of Macclenny was named valedictorian of Baker County High Schools 2012 graduating class last week while Mackenzie Rohde (left), 17, of Sanderson was named the class salutatorian. The honors are given to two graduating seniors with highest and second-highest weighted grade point averages. The high school weights its GPA for dual enrollment and advanced placement courses. Both students are duel enrolled at Florida Gateway College in Lake City. Ms. Millers GPA was 4.22 and Ms. Rohdes GPA was 4.21. FFA teams sweep the state fair 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 Shutout, district victories 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 Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm NO EXCEPTIONS! Online C C Let people know whats going onpost your special event online bakercountypress.com Check it out... www.bakercountypress.com Out of County SubscribersFed up with your copy of The Press arriving late, or not at all? We have a cost-effective solution to your problem.Subscribe to our E edition @ www.bakercountypress.com We want to know... WEDDINGS & BIRTHS 4 week deadline
ursday, March 1, 2012 T B C P Page 15 Page 14 T B C P ursday, March 1, 2012 JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR email@example.com There was no charcoal or pro pane, and little sunshine, but a group of students at Baker Coun ty High School made the best of it Cook-off the afternoon of Febru ary 22. The event gave 217 ninth graders in earth science classes a chance to apply what theyve learned by attempting to use the suns rays to cook desserts and appetizers for a select group of judges near the BCHS track. Students fashioned ovens made of cardboard boxes, alu minum foil and black paint to accomplish the feat. The foil was boxes while the dark interiors served to conduct the lights heat. Despite the overcast sky above about 12:30 pm, the freshman, who divided into small groups, concocted dish es like steak ka bobs and cup cakes to place in their ovens. Brandon Carriers group made ched dar cheese filled tortillas. He said they needed to cook for 30 minutes at 100 to 150 degrees, but perhaps longer given the lack of sunshine. Another group tackled steak kabobs after marinating the beef overnight. They placed a thermo stat inside their oven and hoped to reach between 250 and 350 degrees as they cooked the ka bobs for an hour. The kabobs were placed inside a small black covered dish, which was placed in the makeshift oven. It should hold the heat in bet ter, Mayci Johnson said. A little more than an hour lat er, judges sampled the results. After tasting 44 dishes in all, the judges declared the following winners in the dessert and appe tizer categories. RatliffAbsent, Dreamy Stewart, Jenna Reeves and Brittany Mc Swain; second place, Elizabeth Gaines, Rosie Raulerson, Maia Mosley, Keyonna Burch and Shay Jones; third place, Mitchel Hartley, Dalton Williams, Daries Fisher, Megan Farmer and Reg gie Givens. Crews, Landon Boyette, Lauren Berry, Maegan Gerace and Nata lie Horne; second place, Savan nah Fish, Shianne Brazeale, Tif fany Dreist and Kelby Parker; third place, Chelsey Reliford, Ryan Burnsed, Colton Gray and Brandon Brannen. Roosters Collision and Res toration donated drinks for the cook-off as well as students par ents. I wouldve certainly wished for more sunlight, said BCHS earth science teacher Amanda Andrews. Although the fore cast called for a little cloud cov erage, it would appear they were wrong, which of course is no big surprise. She said next year, given the large number of students, she wants to break up the contest into separate cooking periods, so it wouldnt be so many stu dents milling around at once. Ms. Andrews also thanked fel low teachers who worked on the activity, Faith Fly, Beth Turner and Tammy Moore, as well as Kathy Adams, Jamie Stokes, Deanna Boatright and Zach Bar rett. I think the students enjoyed the overall experience and I will next year, she said. 2012, 3 BR doublewide delivered $29,900 you pick colors, 259-4663. Wayne Frier Macclenny Factory Outlet, I-10 and exit 336. 2/2-3/8c Singlewides, 2 BR 14x56 $7,500, 2 BR 14x70 $5000. Includes delivery 259-4663. 2/16-3/8c Class i fied ads and no tic es must be paid in advance, and be in our office no lat er than 4:00 pm the Monday preceding pub li ca tion, unless otherwise arranged in advance. Ads can be mailed provided they are accom panied by payment and instructions. They should be mailed to: Class i fied Ads, The Bak er County Press, P.O. Box 598, Mac clen ny, FL 32063. We can not assume responsibility for ac curacy of ads or notices given over the telephone. Li a bil i ty for errors in all advertis ing will be limited to the first publication only. If after that time, the ad continues to run without notification of error by the person or agen cy for whom it was pub lish ed, then that party as sumes full payment re spon sibility. The Baker County Press reserves the right to refuse advertising or any oth er mate ri al which in the opinion of the publisher does not meet standards of publication. Camille Beckman hand cream Root candles, unique gift items. Southern Charm 110 S. 5th Street. 259-4140. 4/28tfc We install 6 seamless gutters. Pres sure washing. 259-7335. 8/11tfc 18 x 20 metal 2 car carport, good con dition, must be moved $700 OBO. 2597033. 3/1p Seasoned oak rewood, cut and split $100 standard size pick-up load. Can de liver for $125, 904-653-1149. 2/16-3/8p 2009 travel trailer 39 ft, self contained, 2 electric slides, awning, W/D, shower, tub, tri-axle, many extras, $22,500 obo, 443306-8710. 2/23-3/1p Ofce Supplies, printer and fax cartridg es, rubber stamps and much more. We specialize in hard to nd items. The Ofce Mart, 110 S. 5th Street. 259-3737. 4/28tfc Fruit trees: Florida King peach, pear, ap ple and more. Blueberry plants, thornless blackberries, muscadines. Lowest prices! 904-845-2686 Hilliard. Delivery available. 1/2-7/5p Pop-up camper Niagra Elite, dinette slide, 2 king beds, garage kept 904-672-8272. 3/1p 2005 Kubota L2800 20 dual axel trailer, 5 box blade, 5 bush hog, 72 nishing mower, brand new 5 tiller. $12,500 rm. 904-608-5858. 3/1p The Franklin Mercantile is now open for your business Fridays and Saturdays, 10AM 5PM; Railroad crossing in Glen; 259-6040. 1/26tfc Palms for sale cheap. 259-8240 3/1p 2000 Dutchman camper 26', has every thing, needs a little work. $2,250 OBO. Call 904-219-7431. 2/23-3/1c 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 2/23-3/1p Chrevrolet mini-van, cold air front and rear, runs great, very clean. $2450. 912266-1641. 3/1p 2001 Dodge 1500 king cab, 4x4, 360 en gine, body/paint excellent condition, runs good, looks great. $5000 OBO, 904-2881628. 3/1p 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 1987 Chrysler Fifth Ave, 318 motor, rebuilt transmission, parts only, no title. $600. Call 904-571-0913. 3/1p Nanny has one more opening to keep your child. Full or part-time. Please call 904397-0120 or 904-207-0455. 3/1-8p Avon representativefor orders or in formation call Mendy 904-759-0516 or www.youravon.com/mendysanders. 3/1-8p Alcoholics anonymous meetings Mon day and Friday at 8 pm. Call Wanda 904994-7750. 209 Macclenny Ave. 3/1-12/27p Dogs: all types from puppies to adults. Animal Control, $65 adoption fees will ap ply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc 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 Want to make $200 $500 per month PT? Join my Avon team, free website, free training, only $10. Denise 259-1345. 3/1p Part time or full time, barber or stylist, training provided for busy walk-in clientele shop in Macclenny. Call 259-7526 (SLAM). 3/1c 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 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. 2/23-3/1p CNAs needed immediately at Baker County Council on Aging for providing per sonal care assistance to seniors in their own home. Job duties include personal care, meal preparation, light housekeep ing and errands. You must have CPR/First Aid, have a clean criminal background and a love of the elderly. Mileage reimburse ment is provided for direct client to client cases. Direct deposit available. Come by and ll out an application at 101 E. Mac clenny Ave. or call Haley Thomas 2592223. 3/1c 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 Equipment Operator: The New River Sol id Waste Association is seeking qualied applicants for the position of Equipment Operator. Responsibilities will include op eration of a variety of heavy equipment in addition to screening wastes for removal of unauthorized materials. Experience in the operation and maintenance of heavy equipment and/or landll operation ex perience is desired. Employee will be re quired to complete a Landll Operator and an Inmate Supervision course within 6 months of employment. Graduation from high school or GED needed. Valid Com mercial Drivers License with a minimum Class D preferred. Salary range will vary based on experience. Applications can be picked up at the Administration Ofce at New River Regional Landll Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The landll is located on State Road 121, 2 miles north of Raiford, Florida. Deadline for applications will be Thursday, March 8th, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. (noon). For further information, call 386-431-1000. New Riv er Solid Waste is a drug-free workplace; drug testing will be required. NRSWA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 3/1c 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 2011 3 BR, 2 BA on acre lot in Glen. Ask ing $85,000. Call Tony 904-860-0861. 3/1-8p 3 BR, 2 BA new construction home in Macclenny. Stucco and cultured stone, up grades galore. New stainless steel appli ances, large kitchen with bar, his and hers vanities and closets, huge all tile shower in master bath on city lot, 100 x 100. Call 904-591-2640 for more info. 3/1-8p 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 14 x 70, 2 BR, 2 BA, CH/A, with appliances, in the country, clean, 7 miles from Mac clenny, 5 miles from Glen. $600/month, $600 deposit. 259-6966. 3/1p Studio apartment, utilities included: wa ter, electric and cable, no smoking, service animals only. $650/month, $300 deposit. 904-772-5984. 3/1p 3 BR, 2 BA mobile home in Glen St. Mary. $600/month, $600 deposit. 386-3445065. 3/1-8p 3 BR, 1 BA in Glen. $800/month $500 de posit, rst and last months rent. Call 904238-1908. 3/1p 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 Apartment, 2 BR, 1 BA, $595 month, $500 deposit, 12 month lease, 229 S. Third Street, 904-838-8584. 2/9tfc Gorgeous 2 story house for rent in Mac clenny, 3000 SF, 6 BR, 4 BA, LR ,FR, bonus room, large kitchen, great layout, recently constructed as a model home, no smoking, service animals only. Available 1st week of April, accepting applications now, $1600/month. Call 904-233-0980. 3/1-22p 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 On Hwy 185, Moniac, 1800 SF double wide, 3 BR, 3 BA, front and rear deck, fenced yard on 1 acre $750/month, 904879-2143. 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 Small travel trailer, to live in, $85/week includes electric, no deposit. 904-8911919. 3/1-8p 3 BR, 2 BA doublewide on 1 acre on 125 south, pole barn, sh pond, fenced prop erty, lawn maintenance included. $850/ month, $1150 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, 2 BA home, $1100/month, $500 deposit, fenced property in Macclenny, car garage and jacuzzi. Call 904-796-0621. 3/1-8p Mobile Homes, 2 and 3 BR, A/C, service animals only. $500-575 plus deposit. 904860-4604. 9/1tfc 2 BR, 1 BA, new carpet, ceramic tile, W/D hook-up, CH/A, in Sanderson. $550/month plus deposit. 904-234-4637. 3/1p 2 BR, 1 BA mobile home, CH/A, $600/ month, $500 deposit 923-2191. 1/19-3/1p One acre mobile home lot for rent. 10x16 shed, well and power pole included. Call 904-672-8272. 3/1p 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 BA, large doublewide with ofce. Located in Macclenny close to I-10. $900/ month, $600 security deposit. 259-3471. 3/1p 2 BR, 1 BA mobile home in Glen, $500 down, $600/month. Service animals only, available ASAP. 904-588-2589. 3/1-8p Male roommate needed : unfurnished bedroom, own bathroom, no smoking, ser vice animals only, no drinking, no drama. Call 904-408-9057. 3/1-8p 3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, CH/A, W/D, acre fenced, $700 plus deposit. 904-5049305. GA Bend area. 3/1-22p Very nice 3 BR 2 BA home with detached guest house in Macclenny II subdivision. No inside pets, $1400/month with $1000 security deposit. Call 904-735-5397. 3/1-8p 2 BR, 1 BA house in Sanderson. $600/ month, $600 deposit. Service animals only 275-3136. 2/23-3/1p Professional office space for lease. Prime location on Hwy 121 Call 259-9022 for de tails. 11/3tfc 900 SF office space with bathroom; 7500 SF warehouse space with dock with the potential of an additional 7500 SF ware house space. Also, separate refurbished block building with bathroom good for of fice. Available access to four acres of land for parking. 259-5327 or 904-545-1944. 2/23-3/1p Smokey Mountain cabin sleeps 6, near trout stream, near Cherokee, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Dollywood. $350/week. 386-752-0013. 2/23-4/26p For sale or lease, 1900 SF commercial building, lots of parking space, 1 block from City Hall, hospital and courthouse. Call 259-6546 or 219-2842. 1/5tfc 2 BR, 1 BA mobile home on acre, Deer wood Circle, $42,500. Owner nancing. Call 259-2555. 3/1tfc Foreclosure, 3 BR, 2 BA on 1.78 acres, completely remodeled $69,900 or $3500 down $499/month. 259-4663. 2/16-3/8c We buy used homes, top dollar. 259-4663. Wayne Frier Macclenny Factory Outlet, I-10 and exit 336. 2/2-3/8c No money down if you own your land. 3 BR $299/month, 4 BR $399/month. Call 259-4663. Wayne Frier Macclenny Factory Outlet, I-10 and exit 336. 2/2-3/8c FOR SALE AUTOMOBILES MISCELLANEOUS ANIMALS HELP WANTED FOR RENT COMMERCIAL FR COMMERCIAL RE VACATION RENTALS MOBILE HOME YARD SALES Thursday, Friday and Saturday 8:00 am 3:00 pm, 7444 Oakridge Drive in Glen. Multi-family, furniture, ap pliances and misc household items. Friday and Saturday 8:00 am 3:00 pm, 6138 Mi chele Road in Whispering Pines. Household items, men and womens clothing, linens, tables, new costume jewelry and gift item, misc. Friday and Saturday 8:00 am ?, Hwy 121 North, New Life Church inside fellowship hall and outside. Friday and Saturday 8:30 am ?, 15593 North SR 121 near Twin Bridges. Many household items, end of housekeeping. 259-3633. Friday and Saturday 7:00 am ?, 217 N. Lowder Street. Multi-family, lots of good prices. Friday and Saturday 8:00 am 2:00 pm, 6361 Ashley Court, Gleneld Oaks off Woodlawn. Multi-family. Saturday only 8:00 am 1:00 pm, CR 125 North at caution light. Saturday only 7:00 am 1:00 pm, Fox Ridge community yard sale, off SR 228 and North Ave. Furniture, kitchen ware, scrapbooking, tools, toys, clothing, etc. Saturday only 8:00 am ?, 87 North 6th street across from CVS. Bedroom suite, oak rocking chair, boys, girls and womens clothing and much more. Saturday only 8:00 am 2:00 pm 5761 Gramps Trail, weight machine, furniture, computer and clothes. 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 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# 609186 1.09 acres commercial property. Location is great! $36,000 SHORT SALE MLS# 428488 5.63 acres, cleared, zoned for houses or mobile homes. Large pole barn has many possibilities. $114,000 HORSE LOVERS THIS IS YOUR DREAM LOCATION MLS# 575392 20.02 acres on 2 divided 10.01 acre lots. Perfect for site built dream home or modular but no mobile homes. $159,900 VACANT LAND MLS# 609967 15 acres can be subdivided into two separate lots; keep one, sell one; build your dream home and enjoy your wilderness surroundings. $175,000 VACANT LAND MLS# 610006 7.5 acres zoned for houses or mobile homes. Paved road frontage on large corner lot. $89,500 VACANT LAND MLS# 610027 7.5 acres zoned for houses or mobile homes. Paved road frontage on large corner lot. $85,500 10.01 ACRES VACANT LAND MLS# 537180 Beautiful new home site! Country living at its best. Perfect place to ride the ATV and horses. $71350 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 A & D IRRIGATION & PRESSURE WASHING LLC. 259-0783 3/1-22p 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 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 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 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 FULL LINE OF WEDDING INVITATIONS & ACCESSORIES Shower and anniversary invitations The Ofce Mart 110 South 5th Street 259-3737 4/28tfc BELL FARMS AND HOME SERVICES Free Estimates 259-9591 bellfarms.weebly.com 12/22-3/15p 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 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 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 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 DEPENDABLE HEATING, AC AND ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR 259-6546 Elec. license # EC-0001471 AC license # CA-C057649 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 RONNIE SAPP WELL DRILLING Water treatment 904-259-6934 Licensed Florida and Georgia 11/19tfc B. J. FENCE 653-1442 3/1-29p RICH LAURAMORE CONSTRUCTION, INC. Custom homes 259-4893 or 403-4781 cell RR License No. 282811470 11/19tfc CYPRESS HOME BUILDERS, INC. Custom new home construction of Log home and conventional homes Jody Paul Thrift 904-591-2640 2/10tfc 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 500 DOLLARS & DEEDis all you need to move into your new Manufactured & Modular HomeCALL PAT800-414-2130 INSTRUCTOR/COORDINATOR, PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT PROGRAM (224 DaysTenure Track) Requires Masters degree, with at cal therapist assistant. Minimum 3 in student evaluation and outcomes assessment. Human Resources FGC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment INSTRUCTOR/COORDINATOR, CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE (164 DaysTenure Track to commence Fall Semester 2012) Requires Masters degree with at least 18 graduate credit hours in a curriculum and instructional area and teaching experience. INSTRUCTOR/COORDINATOR, EDUCATORS PREPARATION INSTITUTE (164 DaysTenure Track) Requires Masters degree with at least 18 graduate credit hours in a curriculum and instructional area and teaching experience in a preK-12 public school setting. The primary responsibility of an Instructor/Coordinator at FGC is to teach college level courses, advise students, develop schedules, curriculum development, help with budgeting and planning. The person in this position is expected to allocate time for scheduled teaching which the students may have access to the instructor, and for planning and support for programs under them. Salary: Based on degree and experience. Review of applications will begin: Immediately, open until Position details and applications available on web at: www.fgc.edu Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City, FL 32025-2007 Phone (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4814 E-Mail: email@example.comFGC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES Responsible for development and supervision of program areas. Implement and maintain the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing program, continue to expand all program areas and resources, provide effective leadership, manage multiple budgets, and understand strong personnel management. Requires a masters degree and eligibility for or hold a Florida Nursing license or closely of progressive administrative experience, a strong background in program design and accreditation, and a valid drivers license. Desirable QualRecord of teaching at tenured professor level; experience in business in conjunction with health background. Experience in the community college teaching/working environment. experience. Persons interested should provide College application, vita, and photocopies of transcripts. All foreign transcripts must be submitted with Position details and applications Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City, FL 32025-2007 Phone (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4814 FGC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment CROCKETT BUILDINGCALL 904-237-1288 Macclenny Realty, Inc. WE HAVE THE HOME FOR YOU COMMERCIAL GENERALCorner lot zoned commercial neighborhood on Hwy. 121 North. (Adjoining property available if needed) $79,900 Excellent business location. Four lots total 1.20 acres with approx. 320 Hwy. 121 front age. $239,900 Great location for retail business 1404 SF building currently used as a car lot. No sign on property. Zoned commercial general. $250,000 Excellent corner for business. .92 acre located on US Hwy. 90 zoned commercial general. $219,900 Corner lot in excellent business location on Hwy. 125 S. in Glen St. Mary. $49,900VACANT LAND1 acre vacant lot with small oaks ready for your dream home. Close to Shoals Park in Hunters Ridge. Priced to sell! Reduced to $19,999 Two beautiful acre lots with giant oaks, less than a block from boat ramp and park on 6 Mile Creek. Close to St. Johns River, St. Au gustine beach and Bass Haven. $109,900 each 1 acre lot with trees. High & dry! In Hunters Ridge. $29,900 11.07 acres zoned commercial in projected developing area of Baker County. Located near I-10 and Hwy. 90. $440,000 Totally remodeled riverfront home on 1 acre. Beautiful family room, huge back porch and screened front porch. RV shelter and cook shel ter, nice workshop on lower level. Will consider owner nancing. $165,000 Move in for the New Year! On pretty 1/2 acre lot. Huge workshop located on westside of Baldwin close to US 90/301 & I-10. Owner nancing. MLS#593455 $39,900 SOLD PENDING REAL ESTATE 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. Selling your home? We can do it faster!Let us help you spread the word about your home and property! Use our professional marketing network to sell your real estate fast and let the professionals do all the work.We have a low inventory and are looking for homes in the $100K-$180K range.Please call Sabrina Thrift at 476-0402 for a no obligation comparative market analysis, no obligation listing agreement and a competitive commission rate!Leigh Davis, Owner/Broker 522 E. Macclenny Ave. | Macclenny904-476-0402 PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON From left Brandon Carrier, Dylan Clark, Kevin Melton and Tyler Raulerson with their oven while cooking cheese tortillas. We publish obituaries & pictures FREE! Thank you $6.00 (for 50 words) COPIES Black & white/Full color T O M 110 South Fifth St. Custom Printing Stationery Invoices Business Cards Envelopes Invitations THE OFFICE MART
Page 16 MARCH 1, 2012 BOB GERARD | SPORTS After enduring a three-game slump, the Lady Wildcat softball team came back in a big way, out scoring opponents 44-1 over the last three games and evening up their season record at 3-3. BCHS scattered 18 hits on Feb ruary 21 on the way to a 22-1 rout of the Forrest Rebels. The game went three innings before the um pire imposed the Mercy Rule. The Cats jumped out to a 13-0 first inning lead as they batted through the order twice. Haley Crews cracked a pair of triples and Tina Hauge, Shelby Gatto, Kylie Holton, Taylor Crum mey, Clara Harvey, Brooke Rob erts, Crews and Tayler McCann all scored at least once. The Cats added nine more runs in the second inning. Crews had 4 RBIs and Holton 3. McCann, Crummey and Hauge had 2 RBIs. Gatto, Roberts, Genie Tayler, McKenzie Wingard, Me gan Farmer and Brenda Jarvis all had RBIs. Crews and Wingard combined for the win with Crews striking out 5 and Wingard 2. On February 23 the Lady Cats shut out Paxon 10-0 on the road. the third, 2 in the fourth, 1 in the enth inning. Crews went the distance on the mound with 15 strikeouts, allow ing just a pair of hits. Clara Har vey and Farmer went 3 of 4 with 2 RBIs. The Lady Cats host Fernandina Beach on March 1 before travel ling to Trinity Christian on March 2. United Christian Academy28 W. Macclenny Ave. | Midtowne Center | 259-1199 NOW ENROLLING K-12United Christian Academy in our 15th yearDrama, Photography & More Participate in public school athletic programs for grades 6th-12th Training, educating & discipling today for tomorrows leaders. ...they shall mount up with wings as eagles... Isaiah 40:31Contact Pastor Mitch Rhoden for more info @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-2131 ALSO ENROLLINGFREEVPKEagles Nest School Readiness Center6 wks. VPK | 259-8466WE ARE EXPANDING! WE WILL BE MOVING TO A LARGER LOCATION FOR THE 2012-13 SCHOOL YEAR. MORE THAN 6000 SF ON 2 ACRES WITH A FULL BASKETBALL COURT! BOB GERARD | SPORTS The Lady Bobcat softball team has bounced back from a rough start to win two straight games and even its record at 2-2. The girls lost their opener to West Nassau Middle School 4-2 and fell to Suwannee 4-1. But they rebounded with a 2-1 win against Union County Middle School. They had a big offensive effort against Fernandina Beach, scatter ing 19 runs in a 19-4 victory. We had a rough start, but we are playing better and are continu ing to improve each game, said Coach Jon Mobley. Losing to Su wannee has put us in a bad spot with the conference. We cant afford to lose any more conference games if we want to play for a champi onship. Offensive stand outs include Macy Jackson, Delicia Washington, Hayleigh Mulkey and Brandie Callaway. The middle schools Bobcat softball team poses with Schools Superintendent Sherrie Raulerson after a home game. Bobcats beat Tigers, Pirates for 2-2 record PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON Tiany Roberts at bat. BOB GERARD | SPORTS Former Wildcat baseball standout Adam Lewis is well on his way to being a star in the ma jor leagues. He signed with the St. Louis Cardinal organization from Mars Hill College and was one of just a hand ful of rook ies to be invited to train with the Car dinals at their spring training venue in Ju piter, Flor ida. Lewis, an outstanding catcher at Mars Hill, impressed the Cardinal staff during his time in Jupiter to the extent that he was asked to attend a special minicamp and signed a contract on February 26. He is the son of Anna and Woody Lewis and batted .342 for the Lions. Oh, my goodness, he was so excited after he got the call, said Anna Lewis. He just kept pinch ing himself to make sure it was true. Instead of working out with the minor leaguers, Lewis was up with the big guys, like Matt Hol liday and Chris Carpenter. He was just in awe of these guys, said his mother. It gets better. At the minicamp, he will be un der the su pervision of Hall of Fam er Ozzie Smith, con sidered by many to be the best shortstop of all time. Lewis isnt sure whether being under the watchful eye of the ma jor league coaches will move him up the minor league food chain, but if he continues to perform at a high level, it certainly wont hurt. For a former Wildcat its like a dream come true. PHOTO COURTESY O F ANN A LEWIS Adam Lewis signs with St. Louis. Ex-Cat Adam Lewis signs with Redbirds BOB GERARD | SPORTS Wildcat junior running back and cornerback Falon ist in the 2011 Army Iron Man of the Year, given annually to the top twoway player in the state of Florida. Lee is a versatile play er who during the 2011 season was both a thou sand-yard rusher and led the Wildcats in intercep tions. The junior was one of ten players selected in the state for the short list for the award. Ed Whites Jacobi Green won the award in a state wide vote. According the Army website, to qualify the player had to ex cel on both offense and defense, the Army Iron Man must dem onstrate physical and emotion al strength, as well as strength of character. The Army Iron Man em bodies the qualities of Army strong. Lee, who posted some big numbers this year for the Wildcats on both sides of the ball, was also a 3rd team All First Coast selection this past Janu ary. He led the Wildcats with 1082 yards rushing on 127 carries, and post ed 11 receptions for 89 yards along with 7 touchdowns. On defense he also led the team 31 tackles for a solid campaign. Falon Lee OUT OF COUNTY SUBSCRIBERS Fed up with your copy of The Press arriving late, or not at all? We have a cost-effective solution to your problem. Subscribe to our E edition @ www.bakercountypress.com