The Baker County press
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Title: The Baker County press
Uniform Title: Baker County press (Macclenny, Fla. 1929)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Tate Powell
Place of Publication: Macclenny Fla
Publication Date: 03-15-2012
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Macclenny (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Baker County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Baker -- Macclenny
Coordinates: 30.283333 x -82.116667 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 12, 1929.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 39 (Jan. 2, 1931).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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COVERING BAKER COUNTY SINCE 1929 The countys most professional and extensive source for news, classied, display and real estate listings A north Baker County man was charged last week with manufacturing methamphetamine at his residence and two other persons, including his girl friend, were arrested for purchasing mate rials to manufacture the drug. Acting on a tip from a woman de scribed as his long time girlfriend, sheriffs investigators arrested Billy Burnham, 33, at his resi dence off Moccasin Circle near Baxter the evening of March 6. A plastic bot tle with manufac tured meth in it was found at the scene, described as a oneroom metal shed where the suspect was living. Investiga tor John Hardin said a bag with several other ingredients was found in the suspects vehicle nearby. The officer, ac companied by inves tigators Mike Hauge and Randy Crews, who is assigned to a regional federal drug task force, then went to the residence of A Glen St. Mary man released from county jail with a pending felony charge for operating a mobile meth lab in December, 2011 was re-arrested for manu facturing the drug at a residence north of Macclenny. Melvin (Rusty) Mann, 29, was charg ed on March 5, and Brit tany Grimes, 18, was arrested the same day for procuring pseudo-ephedrine, a key ingredient for meth. Ms. Grimes is the daughter of Mr. Manns girlfriend Christine Grimes, 38, who lives with him and several of her younger children at a residence on Durland Rd. Sheriffs investiga tors made the arrests after finding other ingredients for meth at the address off CR 23C, including two plastic bottles with residue, and after in terviewing the young er Ms. Grimes. Mr. Mann was released several weeks ago from jail, where he had been since an arrest on December 15 in Glen driv bakercountypress.com Visit our website and vote each week in our online poll ONLINE POLL RESULTS Where are you at on your taxes this year? 36.1 % Filed, spent return 33.3 % Havent led 25 % Filed, saved return Seven straight wins for Cats, big tests coming See page 15 4th grader wins poison warning poster contest See page 14 St. Marys River clean up and celebration Saturday See page 7 Manntown Bridge 62% done PHOTOS BY JOEL ADDINGTON The Florida Department of Transporta tion estimates the replacement of the Manntown Bridge on CR 125 south of I-10 is 62 percent complete, and the new structure shown here should be open to north and south bound trac by May. DOT spokeswoman Gina Busscher said this week two more deck pours are sched uled by the end of the month atop the two already completed. The old bridge dating back to 1949 has been demolished ex cept for timber piles and the entire proj ect should be nished on time by July. The $3.5 million cost is being funded by the federal government. DOT originally planned to keep the old bridge opened during construction but changed plans due to unsuitable soil under the subgrade of SR 125. JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.com Two Macclenny men jumped into the 2012 election last week to oppose the only Democrats on the Baker Coun ty Commission. Republican Jack G. Donker nance form March 9 and his fel low party member Leonard Davis did so the same day. Mr. Davis will face Dem ocrat Gor don Crews of Mac clenny, who rep resents District 3, a swath of the northeastern county located largely north of US 90 and east of CR 23A. Mr. Davis, 65, retired from the federal civil service after 41 years with the US Navy in Jack sonville. He is a former county Mr. Crews, a registered nurse at the Fraser emergen cy room, was elect ed in 2004 and re tained his seat four years later by run ning un opposed. Im looking forward to the challenge, Mr. Crews, 51, said this week. The two-term commission nance form on March 9 as well. He submitted a Statement of Candidate affidavit, attesting hes read and understands state elections laws, three days later. Mr. Davis said hes seek missioner to become more in volved with how the county spends its money. He cited overall mismanagement of Leonard Davis Gordon Crews See page 4 See page 6 See page 6 Challenge incumbent members on the BCC Unpaid EMS bills amount to $1.6M Investigators raid two more meth labs Melvin Mann Brittany Grimes Billy Burnham Melinda Duncan MIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF If everybody who owes the county money for emergency medical services suddenly paid up all at once, the county would receive more than $1.6 mil lion. That would be more than enough to balance the EMS de partments budget, which op about $400,000. But county officials know thats never going to happen, which is one reason theyre try to take over the rescue depart ments billing practices in an ef fort to collect past-due debts. We currently have approxi mately 4,630 outstanding bills, EMS Director David Richard son said on March 13. Some of these bills are partially paid, some by insurance and some private pay. Using numbers provided by the department, the average debt per account is $360.55. Currently, the total amount in arrears is $1,669,331.68, which changes daily, Mr. Richardson said, adding that the oldest debts still on the books date back to 2007. Some would be much older than that if the county did not routinely write off past-due amounts, totaling more than $70,000 each year, as uncol lectable debts. Rescue does have a formal policy for collection, but it does is more of a general guideline pertaining to billing, Mr. Rich ardson said. In other words, people who See page 4


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Letters are welcome, but must contain the signature of the writer, a telephone number and city of residence. Letters must reect opinions and statements on issues of current interest to the general public. The newspaper reserves the right to reject any material which in the newspapers judgement does not meet standards of publication. CONTACT US By phone at 904.259.2400 or by fax at 904.259.6502. You can stop by our oce located at 104 S. Fifth Street, Mac clenny, FL or mail your submission to PO Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063. We are available online at www.bakercountypress.com COMMENT T B C P Page 3 MARCH 15, 2012 Page 2 T B C P ursday, March 15, 2012 With all the talk nationwide about the economy and what to cut, we decid ed to see what entitlements our readers feel need an overhaul. So we turned to Facebook to ask, What government en titlements do you think need major over hauls? i.e. Medicare, Social Security etc.? Heres some of what they had to say ... Amy Luding Williams: Welfare! Laura Stafford-Jacobs: Any thing that is giving money, food, and luxuries to people that sit on their behinds and keep having ba bies just to get a check! Amy Luding Williams: I use to live by someone who received food stamps ... like $500 worth. This per son has no job, lived with their par ents and has 3 kids with 3 dierent men. She would come home with a family size box of Drumstick sticks ice cream. My husband serves his country and has for almost 20 years and there is no box of drumstick ice cream in my freezer. Michael Wilcox: Social pro grams, many foreign aid programs, solar and wind energy welfare pro grams, paying farmers to not grow crops, politicians retirement and healthcare programs. Robert Thompson: Thats a tough question. Entitlement to me means something thats guaran teed. Social security for example. I pay into it all my life means it should be there later. The problem is all thats paid out to people who have never paid a dime into it. Then we have unemployment paid to people who arent even looking for work. Just keep paying them. Wel fare, food stamps, etc. to people who lay around and do nothing. Maybe pump out another kid here and there. But the biggest problem is they consider all these handouts as entitlements! The whole sys tem is screwed up and only getting worse. Clean out all politicians and start over. If they were put in of ce in 2010 or after, let them have a chance. Everybody before that needs to go. Theyve proven they are part of the problem. Clayton Yarbrough: Nobody gets any entitlements unless they have paid into them with taxes, medicare or social security. It is not a handout if you have paid into them your entire life, it then becomes a right too claim whats yours. Social security was not set up too ever be touched by anyone so that the money would be there when people reached their retire ment could draw on it. Politicians violated the law and now spend the money faster than it can be col lected on whatever pet project they want it for and keep raising the age that it can be drawn. Pretty soon nobody will live long enough too draw it at all. Hell will be full with just politicians at the rate we are going. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR IntroducingDr. Hisham HanaiatDopson Family Medical Center Dr. Hisham Hanai Dr. Hisham Hanai is American Board of Dr. Hanai will begin his family practice in Baker County March 26 at the Dopson Family Medical Center located next to Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital.Now accepting new patients~Call 259-7815to schedule an appointment. to schedule an appointment. Dopson Family Medical Center159 North 3rd Street | Macclenny Insurance Accepted:All Florida PPO AvMed BC/BS of Florida PPO & PPC Cigna CCN Network Healthcare Compare Health Options Southcare Network Medicare Vantage Healthplan Tricare Standard Dear Editor: This is in response to the letter Church wedding rent al fees steep printed in the March 1 edition. The writer cast Baker Coun ty churches in a negative light. Everyone would like to have a nice place to get married, but to expect a church to provide a free wedding to a couple that does not even attend the church is unrealistic. A church wedding is cost ly. Someone must pay for the electricity, water, musicians, grounds keeping, janitor, in surance and the pastor. The people who pay for all these things are members of that church who faithfully attend each week. Through tithing and offer ings, the bills get paid. So when someone calls a church asking for a free wed ding, they are actually asking for all its members to foot the bill for their wedding. Damon Agostino Bushnell, FL Dear Editor: Like most people I am concerned about higher taxes, so I attend ed the March 6 county commission meeting when EMS [emergency medical services] assessment fees were discussed. Attendees were told that the assessment fee was needed to close the result of uncollected fees. Commissioner Mike Crews stated that he would not support this new tax to property owners unless the ad valorem tax rate was ad justed to offset any tax hike from the assessment fee. The ad valorem tax is market-driven, based on the value of your property. Some property owners have already seen their tax rate drop because the value of their homes have. This results in less rev enue to the county. When asked how much my taxes would go up if the EMS assess ment fee was passed, Commissioner Gordon Crews responded any where from $20-100 a year with a sliding scale for certain prop erty owners. I have not used EMS services and had no part creating the Theresa L. Rhoden Glen St. Mary I know now what a shell shock victim in World War I must have felt like when he stumbled out of the trenches at Armistice Day. I have that same blank, glazed, thousand-yard stare into the middle distance kind of look. No, I havent been subjected to artillery bar rages or machine gun fire. But I can match that because Ive been through Annie auditions. My daughter Sara Beth and I have been trying to sort through 134 people, most of whom want to be either An nie or Miss Hannigan and will be disappointed when they are not. They are auditioning for 25-30 parts. I need to hide in a cave for a couple days after posting the cast list. Of that number probably 100 are under the age of 13 and half that number are under the age of 10. Auditioning young children is a lot like herding cats; you can do it but it isnt easy and takes a lot of patience, and youre always going to wind up with scratches. Sara Beth is co-directing the show, the first time shes been this involved in the casting process for one of these huge shows. She looked at me after the first afternoon and said, I must be getting more patient as I get older I I just must. There was no need for her to explain, I knew exactly how she felt. Everything starts to run to gether after a little while and you wonder which blonde is Susie and which is Ka tie. Sara Beths young eyes are much better than mine at keep ing track of the cats. I make hieroglyphics marks on my page that I can read but look like chicken scratching to everyone else. I have come to depend greatly on these iden tifying marks. I may not have a clue which blonde is Susie or Katie and whether they could sing the song or dance at 4:30 pm, but I did at 2:45 pm when I made those notes. So when you see Annie the first two weekends in May, what you are really seeing are triangles and boxes and circles and asterisks. I have seen some really tal ented kids. It takes a lot of cour age to get up on stage and sing. It doesnt matter what age you are. It is always nerve-wrack ing and I have a lot of respect for the kids who do it. It also doesnt matter if they are good, mediocre or awful; putting yourself forward on stage like that takes courage that most kids dont possess. Youve got to admire that. Some practice hard to audi tion with little dance moves to go along with their songs. Oth ers are just there; scared or ner vous and hoping that they will be able to sing above a whisper when their time comes. Its also interesting to watch the parents, though I dont have much time to do that because I am too busy herding the cats to ward the stage. I have had mothers shake their heads, amazed that their shy little 6-year-old got on stage in front of all those people and sang without crying and run ning for the hills. I have also watched mothers, and fathers too, biting their fingernails as their kid struggled through a song, then snuffle and wipe their eyes when the song is over and the rest of the people are applauding. To me and mine its all in a days work, but for most folks it is a challenge to watch and you get to see some very proud par ents. My more veteran drama kids watch me watch the people au ditioning and try to read the signs and portents. He just nodded, what do you think frowned. No he didnt. I think his eyes just bugged out. What ly dont even know whats going on in my head from moment to moment until I look at the tri angles and ampersands when its all over. People are forever coming up to me amazed at the amount of talent that we have in Bak er County. They wouldnt be amazed at all if they came to these auditions and saw it in its raw, uncut form. My answer is always that its here, but its just a matter of getting it on stage. For every kid who has the courage to audi tion there are three or four with just as much or more talent who dont have the nerve to get up on stage and let it shine. Its like the Bible says in Mat thew 5:15 and is paraphrased in the wonderful musical God spell If your light is under a bushel, youve lost something kind of crucial. I have 134 lights that arent hidden under a bushel. I just wish I could let them all shine. MY SIDE OF THE MATTER ROBERT GERARD Facebook fans What you had to say ... Lots of lights under a bushel Questions why EMS debt is her problem Cost-free weddings unrealistic YMCA merits support Dear Editor: from the Baker County Family YMCA. The Y has become an integral part of our community since 2001, offering services and individuals. It is amazing to see: individual and team skills by participating in soccer, bas sports programs; seriously interested in losing weight and/or strengthen ing their bodies complete six weeks of survival camp; water aerobics and zumba dancing; participating in P.E. classes; swim and competing with oth er Y swim teams; grams, spinning classes, tread mills, and summer camps that develop and maintain strong bodies, mind and spirit for all ages; competing with each other in physical training; ing an after-school center that provides a healthy and safe arena for socializing. As most are aware, there is a large population of people in Baker County who struggle with health problems. The YMCA is dedicated to helping those who would like to im prove their overall health by education and increase their physical activity in a safe and healthy manner with trained professionals. Memberships and try out periods are easily available and do not require a long-term contract to join. As we kick off our 2012 Give to the Y campaign for scholar ship funds to assist those who otherwise could not afford to participate in Y activities, we need your help more than ever. So many families are struggling in these tough eco nomic times. If you are contacted for a donation, please open your hearts and give the gift of health to someone in need. Or just drop by the Y to say hello and check it out Mag McGauley, Chair Board of Directors Baker County YMCA


ursday, March 15, 2012 T B C P Page 5 Page 4 T B C P ursday, March 15, 2012 A Macclenny man who beat a Winn-Dixie employee with a tire iron in a case of mistaken identi ty just over one year ago was giv en a 35-month prison sentence in circuit court on March 6. Despite pleas by fellow church and family members for a more lenient sentence, Judge Phyllis Rosier went along with the states recommendation in the case of David Dugan. Mr. Dugan, 35, turned him self in at the sheriffs department shortly after the incident on Feb ruary 28, 2011 during which he approached Kyle Roark, then 19, in the rear of the store and twice hit him with the tire iron that he had concealed in a bag. Mr. Dugan, who later was quoted by a sheriffs deputy as saying he felt terrible about the incident, does not have a prior criminal record. He pleaded no contest last week to aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Mr. Roark was not seriously injured. The defendant went to WinnDixie searching for another store employee with the first name of Kyle who he suspected of hav ing a sexual relationship with an underage relative. A subsequent investigation of the allegation by the sheriffs department deter mined it was unfounded. He apparently knew neither Kyle by sight, and attacked Mr. Roark on the basis of a name tag with only his first name dis played. Do you want to have sex with quoted as asking Mr. Roark be fore striking him. I dont know you or your [rel ative], replied the employee. Mr. Dugan, according to a wit ness, apologized to the victim af ter realizing the mistaken identi ty, then hurriedly left the store to a waiting vehicle of a friend. Police noted he had a pistol in the vehicle, and Mr. Dugan has a carry permit. The pistol was not brought into the store. Judge Rosier recommended that Mr. Dugan be placed in a faith-based prison and ordered a 10-year probation upon release. He is obligated for 25 hours of community service and will un dergo an anger management evaluation. In other case dispositions dur ing that regular court session: test to possession and attempted possession of chemicals used to manufacture methamphetamine and was given a year in county jail less time served. Following release, he will be on probation one year. Judge Rosier ordered him to prepare a written report on the dangers of manufacturing meth. an eight-month jail sentence in return for his no contest plea to violating probation in 2010 cases for criminal mischief, burglary and petty theft. He was also ordered to pay a $250 investigative fee. lation case, Bruce Mainor will serve a six-month jail term and pay the investigative fee. He was originally sentenced in a 2010 case for sale of cocaine. dered to avoid contact with any one under the age of 17 during a five-year probation he is to serve after pleading no contest to ag gravated assault with intent to commit a felony. Judge Rosier withheld adju dication of guilt if the defendant complies with terms of the pro bation. on house arrest six months, fol lowed by 18 months on probation after pleading to grand theft and resisting arrest. He was ordered to stay out of bars, and must pen an apology letter to the arresting deputy. theft charge as part of a plea agreement with John Turner, who entered a no contest plea to dealing in stolen property. He will be on probation for 18 months and was ordered to have no contact with Scrappy Pappys salvage yard in Macclenny. The judge withheld adjudication of guilt. bation one year after pleading to twin counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The state dropped an original charge of child neglect. An arrest warrant was issued for Marvin Manning, who failed to keep a court date on March 6. He is charged with prescription fraud. county expenses. Funding is critical right now how we spend our dollars and getting the most for our dollars, said Mr. Davis. Mr. Donker, the owner of Fat Jacks Smokestack BBQ in Bald win, is challenging three-term county commissioner and Demo crat Mark Hartley for the District 5 seat. District 5 includes most of the 32040 zip code and the Town of Glen St. Mary. Im interested in politics and we need new, fresh ideals on the board, said Mr. Donker, 49. These are tough times now. We need to look at how money is go ing in and how the money is go ing out. Mr. Hartley, 52, was elect ed in 2000 and did not draw an opponent in his last re-election campaign in 2008. The his tory teacher at Baker County paperwork with the elections election. You just get out there and work hard and everything will work out one way or the other, he said. People have to look at our records, and I think our re cords are pretty good. County commission candi dates have until June 8 to qualify for the 2012 elections by paying the $1788 fee, but those seeking to qualify by petition have until May 27 to submit the required 140 signatures. Commissioner Michael Crews, petition to seek re-election to his District 1 seat, which encompass es the southwestern county com munities of Margaretta, Sander son and Olustee. He had not drawn an oppo nent as of early this week. The primary election will be August 14 and the general elec tion November 6. For more information about ing elections, please call Supervi sor of Elections Nita Crawford at 259-6339. Mark Hartley From page 1 $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! 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The credit union thanks Janet Teague for catering the delicious meal and the following businesses and members for the donations given as door prizes:Glen Cash Store, Morans Motors, Ice Castles, Nina's, Sugar and Spice & Everything Chocolate, Woody's BBQ, Sixth Street Steak House,Pier 6, Everybody's Restaurant of Baldwin, Papa Sean's Pizza of Baldwin, Chicken-N-Fish to go, Fat Jacks BBQ, Calendars Pizzeria, East Star-Mike Ricks, Bruce Sale, Moonlight Blessings 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 CITY OF MACCLENNY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT HOUSING REHABILITATION PROGRAM SOLICITATION FOR APPLICANTS e Department of Economic Opportunity has made Community Development Block Grant funding available to the City of Macclenny for residents located in the incorporated areas of the City. ese funds will be utilized to assist low income residents with the rehabilitation or re placement of their homes. e City will accept Application Packages beginning on ursday, March 15, 2012 thru Friday, March 30, 2012 between the hours of 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Application packages that are received aer the deadline will not be accepted. Application Packages may be ob tained from Melissa ompson, Administrative Assistant to the City Manager, 118 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063. Application packages should be dropped o with or mailed to Melissa ompson, Ad ministrative Assistant to the City Manager, 118 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Flor ida 32063. If you require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact Spencer Nabors at ITC Group Inc. (850) 520-0846. Challenge incumbent members... receive emergency medical ser vices are not given any particular time period within which to pay the bill, nor is the countys deci sion to write off a debt time sen sitive. The current write-off is not based on a time line, the director said. The method currently be ing used, which was recommend ed by our auditors, is to write off $6,000 per month with the oldest dated bills. However, no outstanding bal ance will be written off no mat ter how long the debt has been carried on the books as long as someone continues to make reg ular payments, he said. As long as theyre paying on it we wouldnt write it off, Mr. Richardson said. Billing statements are sent to people monthly, reflecting the current outstanding balance. For had ever needed rescue, perhaps the result of an automobile acci dent, a heart attack or an injury at home, while others call more of ten and are known as regulars, Mr. Richardson said. There are quite a few individ uals that have more than one bill outstanding, he said, but most are individual bills (stemming from a single incident). Some are legitimately sick and have chronic illnesses and they may never get any better. On the other hand, he said, some people who may not neces sarily need rescue call when they just dont feel good. Even when a medical assess ment indicates someone does not appear to have a serious illness or injury, or someone who has called rescue numerous times in the past, rescue workers cannot refuse a request to be transport ed to the hospital, especially if no other transportation is available, Mr. Richardson said. We would never deny any body service, he said. If some body called for the 20th time and said they had a sore foot we wouldnt deny them service. If we did and then they had a heart at tack the liability would be pretty high. The volume and dollar amount of outstanding EMS bills has grown considerably in the past two years. In 2010, the total amount of unpaid EMS bills was slightly more than $1 million, less than two-thirds the current amount. Because of the growing prob lem, which forces taxpayers to subsidize the departments bud get each year with contributions from the countys general fund, the county recently began solicit ing proposals from private com panies interested in taking over the countys collections proce dures. County Manager C.J. Thomp son, who recommended the move, said he believes a profes better job of collecting old debts than the county has done in the past. Were overhauling the en tire (collections) process, Mr. Thompson said during a county commission meeting on March 6, during which residents com plained about a proposed EMS special assessment. The first complaint came from Macclenny resident Wil liam Lowther, who said he was opposed to any further tax or fee increases. I have nothing against the EMS department, Mr. Lowther However, I dont feel property owners should be the only ones who foot the bill. a way to entice more businesses, such as restaurants, to locate in Baker County to broaden the tax base to relieve the pressure on homeowners. Mr. Lowther wasnt the only person to question the need for an EMS levy. Why do we need a special as Theresa Rhoden of Glen St. Mary asked the board. Commissioner Michael Crews, one of the most ardent support ers of special assessments, said its true that the EMS department operated at a $400,000 loss last year and that many medical bills go unpaid. But he said the de partment is not supposed to be a money-making operation. An annual assessment, similar to one property owners pay for erations, Mr. Crews said. He said it would certainly be more fair than imposing higher tax bills on people whose property values have been declining. Sixty-nine percent of county residents pay less than $999 in taxes a year, he said. Thirtyone percent pay $1,000 or more. Some people pay little or no tax es. With assessments, everyone pays the same amount. Its a way to spread out the costs so every one pays their fair share. Ad valorem taxes are market driven and fluctuate, he said. Weve got to move toward a bet ter way and a better way is special assessments. The county commission au thorized an assessment fee for rescue services in 2010, but set the amount at zero. Recently, of the fee at up to $100 a year. If an assessment fee is not forthcoming, Commission Chair man Gordon Crews said the county may have to resort to cut ting the services. Turning over emergency med ical services to a private compa ny, however, is not on the table for consideration, at least not yet. The county manager said re cently that he had met with Life guard Ambulance Service, a pri vate company that last year took over emergency medical services in Columbia County, and con cluded that privatization would not save the county any money because the company would use the countys EMS units and per sonnel, who are already paid minimum wage. Meanwhile, perhaps the coun ty could step up efforts to en courage people to pay their EMS bills a little at a time, said Sharon Padgett, who regularly attends commission meetings and often offers suggestions for improving If you make it affordable people would pay on a payment plan, Mrs. Padgett told commis sioners during the March 6 board meeting. I know weve got good citizens here and a lot of them would pay. WE ARE BAKER COUNTYS ROOFING EXPERTSCOMBS BUILDERS, INC. We specialize in problem roofs 259-2563 FREE Estimates From page 1 JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.com to partner with a California en gineering firm to pipe landfill gas to the west coast to generate power is no longer feasible due to changes in California law. energy project was estimated to net the New River Solid Waste Association at least $8 million over 15 years. Association director Darrell ONeal informed the Raiford president, Alan Janechek of Janechek & Associates, will meet with board members this week to discuss an alternate plan. Janechek intended to build a which is owned by the associa tions member counties Baker, Bradford and Union, to process landfill gas consisting mostly of methane. The processed gas would then be sent across the country to power plants in Cali fornia supplying electricity to hospitals. Janechek paid New River a signing bonus of $150,000 to launch the partnership. hind schedule and shouldve al ready applied for permits to con struct the plant in accordance with the time line outlined in Janecheks contract. California has changed the rules on him, Mr. ONeal said, explaining that a law passed the state to install gas collection systems similar to the system at New River. The move essentially removed from the California market. Its going to make it nearly impossible to do [the Janechek project] and he certainly cant get produce the gas for California, said Mr. ONeal. Janechecks back-up plans have folded as well. Gainesville Regional Utilities offered to buy the gas when New ergy project last year. Since then, however, its withdrawn the of fer. They said they had over-in ventoried their renewable en ergy, the director said. Their solar and their biomass plant is going to give them all the renew able energy theyll need for their system. Florida Power & Light de clined to purchase the landfill gas as well, because its already invested in South Florida solar energy and windmills in Texas. Janechek has a new propos al from Seminole Electric Coop that hell present to the New River board members during a March 15 meeting at 1 pm. The co-op supplies power to Clay Electric Co-op, which has a sub station near Raiford. The proposal would sub stantially change New Rivers contract and schedule with Janechek, Mr. ONeal said. In other business last week, the New River board, which con sists of two county commission ers from each member county, approved a new policy for waiv ing disposal fees. In years past, the New Riv er board considered requests, brought by board members on behalf of constituents, to waive tipping fees for owners of homes damaged in natural disasters. The new policy requires that property owners seeking fee cation and sign an notarized af property insurance to cover the disposal costs. The policy also gives member county commissions the author ity to approve or deny such re quests. When a county commis sion approves a fee waiver, the applicable tipping fees will be de ducted from the member coun tys host fees, the monthly pay to member counties. Baker Countys host fees total $225,000 this year. Previously, the New River board voted on fee waivers. The lost revenue, however, impacted the associations budget, not that of member counties. The association addressed the matter at the urging of auditors, who have noted for the last three waiving tipping fees in violation of state law. Tipping fees may only be tions that recycle at least 50 per cent of their waste and distribute donated goods. This will get us legal and we would no longer be in violation of the statute, and you would still have the control, Mr. ONeal told commissioners. The change will take effect Oc tober 1. The board also voted to waive the tipping fees for a home de Since 2007, $6,362 in tipping fees have been waived for Baker County residents, $54,538 for Bradford County residents and $1,035 for Union County resi dents. In other business: ring comment from auditors, the board agreed to evenly split the associations liabilities should it ever be dissolved. Auditors have noted in the past that the inter-local agree ment that created the association only addressed the disposition of assets should the organiza tion cease to exist, not any liabili ties like long-term expenses for closed. to re-instate a $2.35 per ton fee reduction for trash from Alachua year extension of the countys contract with New River. The contract, which was set to expire at the end of 2018, obli gates Alachua County to dump all of the waste from its transfer sta tion at New River through 2023. The changes reduce Alachua Countys tipping fee about 7 per cent. were declared surplus by the New River board last week. The landfill will offer the equipment for sale to member counties and then seek bids for any remaining items. Methane gas project collapses A criminal complaint was filed against a Macclenny woman who allegedly beat a juvenile female outside the Kangaroo conve nience store on US 90 east. Deputy Randy Davis said he responded to the scene about 1 am on March 8 and the vic tim, 17, had facial abrasions and bruising which she said were inflicted when the assailant, Brooke Griffis, 18, of Macclenny punched her with a close fist. The victim said she was seated in a vehicle at the time. A store clerk called police when he wit nessed the attack. She was treat ed at Fraser Hospital. Sgt. Davis said he made sever al attempts to contact Ms. Griffis at her north Macclenny address. at Northeast Florida State Hospi tal was named in complaints for alleged attacks on one employee and two other female patients in late February and earlier this month. In the first incident the morn ing of February 28, the accused grabbed the throat of Francione Colletee, 42, of St. George, GA and struck her several times in the head. On March 5, police were again called to the hospital and told the same woman attacked the pa tients, ages 33 and 38. The first one she struck in the face and the second was pulled by the hair from her wheelchair. The younger female suffered a fractured facial bone. A front end loader, mower, tractor, compactor, trencher, forklift and mulcher were among the surplus property. New River operations direc tor Perry Kent said he expects to have bids for consideration at the boards April meeting. Woman is beaten at store Send us letters and make sure they are SIGNED with a phone number. News Obituaries Social Notices School News Classified Ads www.bakercountypress.com Have you checked it out lately? 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ursday, March 15, 2012 T B C P Page 7 Page 6 T B C P ursday, March 15, 2012 A Glen St. Mary burglary and theft suspect is in county jail this week charged with running from police twice on consecutive days, the second time while hand cuffed and in leg irons. Chad Green, 18, received lac erations and bruising both times when he was taken down by a sheriffs canine. Mr. Green was suspected in the theft of a iPad and vehicle in Jacksonville on March 5 when the device pinged its location off Mud Lake Rd. at the residence of the suspects mother Melis sa Green on Earnie Mae Griffis Lane. Deputy Jeremiah Combs and Sgt. Phil Duval went to the ad dress shortly after 11 pm and soon the suspect drove up on Mud Lake, then sped away west. With Deputy Combs in pur suit, he led officers on the first of two high-speed chases along Bill Davis Rd., Reid Stafford and into Pine Ridge Estates where they lost sight of him. Shortly after, the suspects white Honda was spotted on US 90 near Smokey Rd., where Dep uty Patrick McGauley gave chase at speeds exceeding 80 mph along Stafford to CR 229, when officers backed off after learn ing the Mr. Greens 17-year-old pregnant girlfriend was also in the Honda. They tailed him back to the mothers residence where the suspect took off running. He was captured in a wooded area about 150 yards off by Deputy Mc Gauleys canine Tango. The next afternoon, Mr. Green again attempted to escape, this time by jumping from the vehi cle of Investigator Steve Harvey while it was traveling an estimat ed 55 mph on Mud Lake. The investigator and a Jack sonville detective agreed to take the suspect to where he claimed to have stashed the iPad, and he somehow freed himself of a seat belt and unlocked the right rear passenger door before bailing out of the vehicle. This time Deputy McGauley was again in the area with other officers, and released the canine on Mr. Green a second time. He was lying in water not far off Mud Lake, and the deputy said he at tempted this time to hold the dogs muzzle underwater. Deputy McGauley noted he struck the suspect to force him to ease his grip on the dog, and he surrendered. He is charged in Jacksonville with two counts of grand theft, and in Baker County with escape, felony resisting via the highspeed chase and attempting to harm the police dog. Mr. Green was treated by EMS teams at both scenes, then checked out at Fraser Hospital after jumping from the car. He is being held without bail. In another arrest, deputies fol lowed a Macclenny man from the county courthouse the morning of March 6 when he drove off af ter being warned not to because of a suspended license. Deputy Daniel Nichols of the courthouse security detail, said Willie Winton Jr., 51, initially agreed to have someone else drive him home from a court hearing when informed that po lice were aware of his license sta tus. 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The boy fled the scene in a light colored truck parked nearby and Ms. Williams gave police a description of the vehicle. The suspect was located and arrested at a residence in the neighbor hood where he had gone with his mother. He was returned to the scene and identified by Ms. Williams. He was booked at county jail for attempted burglary, a felony, and criminal mischief. A number of other burglaries and thefts, most of them at unoccupied premises, were reported the past week. other items taken from the residence of Nathan Burnsed off Moccasin Creek near Baxter was placed at $8500. The victims son Gary Burnsed, a retired county deputy, told sheriffs investigator Steve Harvey the theft occurred between February 17 and March 2. The owner no longer resides there. his residence off Bob Kirkland Rd. northwest of Macclenny between noon on March 6 and 5:30 the next afternoon. Mr. Mills was in the process of moving back after renters vacated the home, and left the property inside. The loss value was estimated at $1480. Two bicycles left outside were also gone. Macclenny on March 7 to find two men changing the locks, and later that day told Deputy Robert Aberly she determined that a television, jewelry, a camera and possibly a blank check were missing. One of the men changing the locks, Christopher Ford of Middleburg, showed the deputy paperwork authorizing him to be on the property, which is undergoing foreclosure. The deputy noted the interior ap peared to be ransacked. Ms. Covington placed the loss value at $750. She denied the prop erty was in foreclosure and said she had worked out an alternate mort gage agreement. Rd. on March 5 to find copper wire with an estimated $200 stripped from a power pole. He had last been there three days earlier. on Jerry Johns Rd. south of Macclenny. He believes the theft occurred during the first half of February and he reported it on March 9. vacant residence on Turner Cemetery Rd. between February 28 and March 4. She reported the loss the following day and said the units be longed to Aarons rent-to-own. Deputies went to a residence on Ridge Estates west of Glen St. Mary twice in three days and filed complaints for domestic battery against a mother and a son who was renting a room at the address. In the first instance, the afternoon of March 5, the complaint was filed against Justin Parmeley, 28, for allegedly slamming a door on the hand of his mother Elise, 67, during an argument that ensued after she entered a room rented by the son and his girlfriend Tara McDuffie. Deputy Johnny Hodges filed the complaint after collecting conflicting statements on the sequence of events. The couples infant child was present during the altercation, said the deputy. On March 7 about 12:20 am, Deputy Jeremiah Combs was back at the residence following another disturbance between the mother and son. He filed a complaint against Mrs. Parmeley for allegedly pushing Ms. McDuffie, causing her to drop the child. The couple refused to allow a rescue team to transport the baby to Fraser Hospital for obser vation. In other domestic-related cases: on March 7 for violating a protection order obtained by his estranged wife Cassandra, 28, also of Glen. Ms. Amerson and two witnesses told Deputy Brandon Kiser that the suspect followed her to Macs Liquors on US 90 in downtown Macclenny and stayed briefly in the parking lot. against Joel Williams, 33, for allegedly pushing past estranged wife Kimberly, 28, to gain entry to her residence on Bob Burnsed Rd. north of Glen. Ms. Williams told Deputy Tony Norman her exhusband showed up about 12:40 am on March 12 to retrieve a stereo. She had earlier advised him not to come without an escort from the sheriffs depart ment. When he came alone, she attempted to bar Mr. Williams from entry and after both were questioned by the deputy she filed the complaint for battery. The deputy also advised she sought an order ban ning Mr. Williams from the property. plaints against both parties following a confron tation at a residence on Katie Johnson Lane near Sanderson about 3 am on March 12. James Crews, 22, and his girlfriend Magen Fin ley, 21, both told Deputy Crews they were struck with a belt during an argument in a laundry room. Michael Hamilton Jr., 27, of Macclenny attacked live-in girlfriend Natalie Flynt, 25, at their 8th St. address. Ms. Flynt and other witnesses said Mr. Hamilton returned home drunk about 3:50 am and placed her in a choke hold during an argument. He is also ac cused of striking her in the presence of two young children. Deputy Koty Crews said Mr. Hamilton fled the premises before he arrived. Police arrested a north Mac clenny man after he was spotted inside a vehicle parked outside the Moose Lodge on Lowder St. in the west city the evening of March 5. Renee Morrow of Macclenny said she confronted a white male in a black jacket getting out of the passenger side of her vehicle just after 8 pm and he fled on foot when she said she was calling po lice. Deputy Steven Smith said sheriffs dispatch received sever al reports that Wesley Zipperer, 24, had been involved in several burglaries in that neighborhood and the officer stopped him in a vehicle near his residence on Su sie Ct. Mr. Zipperer admitted be ing in Ms. Morrows vehicle, and claimed he was just locking the door for her. The victim said nothing was taken. The suspect was booked for loitering and prowling. In other incidents: St. Mary reported her wallet and contents taken from a room at the Love Day Care on W. Minne sota in Macclenny the evening of March 9. longing to Tiffiny York were taken from her unlocked vehicle parked overnight on March 6 on Jimmy Lane south of Macclenny. coins was taken during a bur glary at the office of American Recycling off Woodlawn Rd. overnight on March 10. Entry was through a rear window. len in Jacksonville was recovered in the parking lot of Baker Man or on South 6th St. on March 7. It was located via a GPS device and the vehicle had been heavily damaged in an accident. A 15-year-old male student at Baker County Middle School was released to a guardian following his arrest the afternoon of March 9 for misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Campus deputy Matt Riegel said administrators received a tip early that afternoon that the student, who is from the Glen St. Mary area, had a small baggie of the drug. They found it during a subse quent search. In another recent incident at the middle school, a 14-year-old female was charged with battery on two other students following a confrontation that started the morning of March 5 over a Face book posting. The accused jumped another female, 13, and struck her several times during the 7:20 am inci dent. She then allegedly turned on another female, also 13, who came to the aid of the first girl. reported her wallet and con tents were stolen from a back pack placed near the gymnasium doors during a track meet the evening of March 8. She left the immediate area when a fight broke out, the victim told Deputy Jacob Satterwhite, and when she returned she found the backpack had been opened and the wallet missing. filed by Deputy Earl Lord on March 7 following a complaint by a mother that her daughter, 8, was accosted by another female, age 11, at a north Macclenny school bus stop. James Newmans on Auzzie Har vey Rd. near Taylor and arrested Samantha Layfield, 32, who ad mitted to purchasing key meth ingredient pseudo-ephedrine from Walgreens in Macclenny earlier that afternoon. Mr. Burnham allegedly paid her $50 to make the purchase. Earlier, police were tipped off about Mr. Burnhams manu facturing operation by Melinda Duncan, 37, of Macclenny, de scribed as the suspects longtime girlfriend. According to Investigator Crews, Ms. Duncan came to the attention of police because of 21 purchases of pseudo-ephedrine, most of them in 2011. There is a national database that tracks buyers of the over-the-counter ingredient. Ms. Duncan admitted buy ing the drug for her boyfriend, adding that she also did so on four or five occasions for Mr. Burnhams sister and for anoth er woman who received a small amount of meth in return. Ms. Duncan and Ms. Layfield were both arrested for making the purchases with knowledge of their intended use. In other arrests: sonville was charged with misde meanor possession of marijuana and a smoking pipe after a depu ty stopped him early on March 6 for rolling through a stop sign in north Macclenny. Deputy Steven Smith said he detected an odor of marijuana when he stopped it on Ivy St. just before 2 am. ployee at the Country Club Lounge on South 6th, was ar rested for disorderly intoxication the afternoon of March 10 when she refused to cooperate when ordered to leave the building. Deputy Robert Simpkins was called to the lounge after Ms. Soper removed her top and re fused several requests by the manager to leave. The officer said Ms. Soper cursed at him and was uncooper ative when escorted to her apart ment behind the lounge. From page 1 Domestic complaints Had pot at school Suspect is caught, was inside parked car JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.com The St. Marys River clean up will take place the morning of March 17 at the Steel Bridge Road boat ramp as usual, but the celebration and lunch follow ing the cleanup has been moved from its former location at White Oak Plantation. Baker County cleanup lead er Greg Sheppard said the af ter-cleanup festivities will be at Traders Hill Campground near Folkston this year because the Yulee plantation is no longer sponsoring the event. Financially, they cant do it, he said. The four-hour cleanup will start at 8 am at 27 sites along the St. Marys River in Florida and Georgia, including the Steel Bridge Road site commonly called the boy scout camp. Its one of the few public access points to the river in Baker Coun ty. The annual cleanup is orga nized and sponsored by the St. Marys River Water Manage ment Committee and its member counties. The committee consists of representatives from Baker and Nassau counties in Florida and Charlton and Camden coun ties in Georgia. Additional sponsors include Nassau County Farm Bureau, Schwend Insurance Agency, Keep Nassau Beautiful and Ad vanced Disposal, which donates roll-off containers to collect the garbage, said Dean Woehrle, a retired farm bureau agent whose coordinated the cleanup and cel ebration since it began 15 years ago. Thats probably the biggest expense, he said of the roll-off containers. Participants will be treated to hotdogs, hamburgers, water and sodas at Traders Hill following the cleanup. Well go over the numbers of what everybody picked up and see what the most unusual stuff was, said Mr. Woehrle. Its a lit tle social gathering we have after wards to eat and share stories. County cleanup can arrive at the Steel Bridge Road boat ramp the morning of March 17 and par ticipate, but pre-registration is needed for those interested in re ceiving lunch and a T-shirt. Were expecting a decrease [in participation] this year due to the economy, said Mr. Shep pard. We dont have the spon sorships we had in years past to do the advertising, so we dont expect to draw as many folks. He hopes that Baker County residents will use the day to not only pickup litter and other waste from the banks of the St. Marys River, but clean-up other areas as well. I think that would help us as a community and show that peo ple do want to have a clean en vironment and not just have the prisoners doing all the cleaning up, Mr. Sheppard said. Any additional refuse collect ed that morning can be dropped off at the Steel Bridge Road boat ramp during the cleanup. Well count it as part of the total, he said. We weigh and record the amount of trash thats collected and recycle what we can. Another impact from lost sponsorships has been that vol unteers are asked not to remove tires during the cleanup. If we get them, we have to pay the disposal fee and we dont have the money right now, he said. Its a challenge; we know theyre out there and were look ing for somebody in the fourcounty community to step up and help us process the tires. event, Mr. Woehrle said, a Nas sau County tire store accepted the tires for disposal. After the store was bought by a national chain, the good will ended. Given the roughly 40 miles separating Baker County and Traders Hill near Folkston, Mr. Sheppard said the clean-up and lunch may work better at St. Marys Shoals Park north of Glen St. Mary, the only other public access point to the river here. That will have to wait until next year, however. My hope is that one day, if Traders Hill becomes the perma nent place for the celebration, if we can talk the county into doing something here and alternate ev ery other year or something like that, we could have a St. Marys River celebration here, too, said Mr. Sheppard. The challenge will be getting people on the river here in Baker County. For this weekends cleanup, trash bags and water will be sup plied by organizers, but other helpful tools like rakes, litter sticks or tongs are recommend ed, along with work gloves and sunscreen. wearing sandals. Anyone can participate, but volunteers under 18 years old must be accompanied by adults. For more information, or to register a group, family or indi vidual, call Mr. Sheppard at 2591791 or Dean Woehrle at (904) 910-2531. The four-county effort collects on average some 50,000 pounds of trash each year. 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In the latest case, investiga tors found evidence that Mr. Mann was once again in the meth business, though he denied it and insisted the materials found on the Durland property were left over from when he taught an unnamed acquaintance how to cook the drug. Investigator John Hardins re port indicates police were tipped off by Ms. Grimes landlord, who found a backpack with ingredi ents in a pump house. They included muriatic acid, camping fuel, coffee filters, rub ber hoses, cold compresses and aluminum foil. The pseudo-ephedrine [Su dafed] allegedly purchased by the younger Ms. Grimes was found in a vehicle. A national registry indicated she purchased the ephedrine on February 20, 25 and 29, and Ms. Grimes admitted during an inter view it was for her mothers boy friend. She also admitted she used some of the drug in exchange for making the purchases. Mr. Mann has a lengthy crimi nal record in Baker County that includes convictions for grand theft auto, burglary, theft and forgery. An acquaintance of the older Ms. Grimes said she has four mi nor children living at the address. From page 1 Re-arrest


ursday, March 15, 2012 T B C P Page 9 Page 8 T B C P ursday, March 15, 2012 JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.com A website once dedicated to spreading the gospel of absti nence-based sex education has been revamped and relaunched by Healthy Baker, Inc. as an in teractive health, safety and life skills website geared towards children, teens and their parents. The new website, www.out spokn.com, went live recently af ter months and months of prep aration by Amy Johnson, the Baker County Healthy Depart ments media relations specialist. Its a work in progress, she said during Healthy Bakers monthly meeting at the health department March 12. But Im really excited about it and glad coalition of public and private healthcare providers and other community organizations fo cused on improving the health of local residents. Healthy Baker has its own website, too, but Ms. Johnson said its intended to inform the general public about the orga nizations activities. Outspokn. com, meanwhile, is designed to entice Internet-savvy youths into and nutrition, coping with bully ing, peer pressure or stress, and a myriad of other topics. either kids, teens or parents. For instance, the teen section includes information about sexu ally transmitted diseases, eating disorders and depression, as well as alcohol, tobacco and drug use. Theres also links to websites for career and college planning. It gives the basic info and if they want to learn more, they can click on links to other sites, said Ms. Johnson. The section for kids offers tips for oral health and tackling the visit the website to learn about developmental milestones chil dren should reach and warning signs that children arent devel oping properly. Three-month-olds, the web site says, should be able to pick up their torso while laying on their stomachs, but the inability to follow moving objects is cause for concern. The website is also interactive, allowing youths to ask questions anonymously through the Ask Aunt Cathy button on every page. Ms. Johnson administers the site and will respond to queries provided they dont require the advice of a doctor or other ex perts. In that case, she said, ques tions will be forwarded to the ap propriate professionals. Registered users of Outspokn. com may also post blogs to the site or start discussion forums with other users. To register, us ers must submit an e-mail ad dress and select a user name and password. formation about things theyre interested in but maybe theyre scared to talk about, she said. The website is administered through Drupal and the domain name has been owned by Healthy Baker for several years. Information appearing on the website comes from a variety of sources including the Florida De partment of Health, Centers for Disease Control and others. In other news from the Healthy Baker meeting: ling Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, said a number of plan ning documents, including the coalitions action plan, have been submitted to the states Sub stance Abuse and Mental Health This should open up funding for [Baker Community Counsel ing Services] as well as the coali tion so we can continue doing what were doing, said Mr. Hol land. The coalition includes mem bers from Baker Community Counseling Services, a Mac clenny-based substance abuse attorneys and public defenders department and school district, among others. Its first effort, announced last year, will be reducing the prevalence of underage drinking among local youths. After obtaining approval from the state, Mr. Holland said the next steps will be to form a gov erning board for the coalition, increase its membership and put programs in place to curb alcohol use among those under 21 years old. The prevention coalition month from 10 am to 11 am at the health department. The meetings are open to the public. ida KidCare, the states health insurance program for children, will be available to sign-up fami lies at the Family Service Center near Keller Intermediate School on Tuesdays and Thursdays. KidCare offers low-cost health insurance coverage for children from families not eligible for Medicaid. A two-parent family earning less than $45,000 a year, for example, can obtain coverage for their child at $15 a month. Interested parents may call the Family Service Center at 2597871 to schedule an appoint ment. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA Case Number: 2010-CA-247 VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC., Plaintiff, v. BERTHAL LEE PACK; SUSANNAH MARIA PACK; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); Defendant. ______________________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 27, 2012, entered in Case No. 2010-CA-247 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida, Al Fraser as The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, at public sale at the courthouse located at 339 East Macclenny Avenue in Baker County in Macclenny, Florida with the sale commencing at 11:00AM on the 28th day of March 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: Legal Description: Parcel #34 COMMENCE at the Southwest corner of the North west 1/4 of Southeast 1/4 of Section 7, Township 3 South, Range 22 East, and run thence North 2 West along the West line of said Northwest 1/4 of Southeast 1/4, 152.50 feet; thence South 88 East, 192.88 feet to the East right of way line of Rowe Street, thence 2 West along the East right of way line of said Rowe Street, 812.56 feet; thence South 88 East, 200.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence con tinue South 88 East, 60.37 feet to the Southwesterly right of way line of Lake Road, thence South 21 East, 78.45 feet to the Point of Intersection of the Southwesterly right of way line of Lake Road with the West right of way line of Kirkland Drive; thence South 2 East, along the West right of way line of Kirkland Drive, 130.30 feet; thence North 88 West, 142.84 feet; thence North 2 West, 54.92 feet; thence North 1818 East, 156.77 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. To include a: 2000 NAVI Vin PSH2GA1468A #0077185115 2000 NAVI Vin PSH2GA1468B #0077185116 Address: 8437 E. Ben Rowe Circle, Mac clenny, Florida 32063 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. Dated this 1st day of March, 2012. Al Fraser Clerk of the Court By: Jamie Crews Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Geddes D. Anderson, Jr. Lawton R. Graves Daniel J. Cristol 50 North Laura Street Suite 1675 Jacksonville, FL 32202 3/8-3/15 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIR CUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 02-2011-CA-0117 VYSTAR CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, vs. WARD L. WILSON; ET AL, Defendant(s). _____________________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION TO: WARD L. WILSON Last known address: 295 NW Commons Loop, Lake City, FL 32055 Current address: Unknown YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose the Mortgage covering the following property de scribed as follows, to-wit: PARCEL D COMMENCE AT THE NW CORNER OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 22 EAST, AND RUN THENCE NORTH 88 04 36 EAST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SE 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4, 624.60 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 88 04 36 EAST, ALONG SAID NORTH LINE, 231.80 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 05 36 WEST, 150.00 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF BARBER CIRCLE ROAD; RUN THENCE SOUTH 88 04 36 WEST, ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 231.80 FEET; AND RUN THENCE NORTH 00 05 36 EAST, A DISTANCE OF 150.00 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Michelle L. Glass, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 4309 Salisbury Road, Jacksonville, FL 32216, either (chose one) X (a) within 30 days after the first publication of this notice, or (b) on or before___________, 20__. and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 2nd day of March, 2012. AL FRASER CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Julie Combs As Deputy Clerk A copy of this Notice of Action, Complaint, and Lis Pendens were sent to the Defendant and address named above. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), persons needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in this proceeding are entitled, at no cost, to the provision of certain assistance should, no later than seven (7) days prior, contact the Clerk of the Courts disability coordinator at (904) 259-3121. If hearing impaired, contact (TDD) (904) 259-1443 via FL Relay System. This is an attempt to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 3/8-3/15 HIGGINBOTHAMS TOWING & RECOVERY 7611 WEST MT. VERNON GLEN ST. MARY, FL. 32040 The following vehicle will be sold at public auction March 30, 2012 at 10:00 am, at Higginbothams Tow ing & Re cov ery, 7611 West Mt. Vernon, Glen St. Mary, FL. 32040. 1999 Dodge Van 3/15 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 2009-CA-000065 COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP; Plaintiff, vs. KENNETH LEE, et al., Defendants. ______________________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 2009-CA-000065 of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial Circuit in and for BAKER County, Florida, wherein, COUN TRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, Plaintiff, and, KENNETH LEE, et. al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the front doors of the courthouse, 339 East Macclenny Ave., Macclenny, FL 32063, at the hour of 11:00 AM, on the 24TH day of APRIL 2012 the following described property: PARCEL #14 OF RIVERVIEW, AN UNRE CORDED SUBDIVISION COMPROMISING ALL OF FRACTIONAL SECTION 36, TOWN SHIP 1 SOUTH, RANGE 21 EAST, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICU LARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COM MENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 36; THENCE S 89 DEGREES 15`40 W ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF SAID SECTION 36, 450.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE S 89 DEGREES 15`40 W ALONG SAID SOUTHERLY LINE 150.0 FEET; THENCE N 00 DEGREES 01`30 W AND PARALLEL TO THE EASTERLY LINE OF AFOREMENTIONED SECTION 36, 817 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE WATERS OF THE ST. MARY`S RIVER; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID WATERS OF THE ST. MARY`S RIVER, 165 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE INTERSEC TION OF SAID WATERS WITH A LINE BEAR ING N 00 DEGREES 01`30W, 800 FEET, MORE OR LESS, FROM THE POINT OF BE GINNING; THENCE S 00 DEGREES 01`30E, AND PARALLEL TO THE AFOREMENTIONED EASTERLY LINE OF SECTION 36, 800 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE POINT OF BEGIN NING. TOGETHER WITH AND SUBJECT TO MENT: EASEMENT A: A 50 FOOT EASE MENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS, LYING 25 FEET EACH SIDE OF A PERPENDICULAR TO THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED CEN TERLINE AND BEING A PART OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 1 SOUTH, RANGE 21 EAST, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOL LOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 36; THENCE N 00 DEGREES 01`30W, ALONG THE EAST ERLY LINE OF SAID SECTION 36, 25.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE S 89 DEGREES 15`40W AND PARALLEL TO THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF AFORE MENTIONED SECTION 36, 269.25 FEET; THENCE N 10 DEGREES 01`30W, 198.61 FEET; THENCE N 49 DEGREES 18`27W, 375.05 FEET; THENCE N 87 DEGREES 43`27W, 403.53 FEET; THENCE S 44 DE GREES 39`54W, 100.85 FEET; THENCE S55 DEGREES 45`44W, 79.18 FEET; THENCE S 23 DEGREES 04`59W, 56.50 FEET; THENCE S 62 DEGREES 25`29W, 160.95 FEET; THENCE S 50 DEGREES 53`44W, 150.22 FEET; THENCE N 83 DEGREES 49`25W, 77.73 FEET; THENCE N 56 DE GREES 12`03W, 71.97 FEET; THENCE S 53 DEGREES 54`33W, 167.15 FEET; THENCE S 34 DEGREES 31`57W, 106.28 FEET; THENCE S 89 DEGREES 15`40, W, 167.15 FEET; THENCE S 34 DEGREES 31`57W, 106.28 FEET; THENCE S 89 DEGREES 15`40, W, AND PARALLEL TO AFOREMEN TIONED SOUTHERLY LINE OF SECTION 36, 488.64 FEET TO THE POINT OF TERMINUS OF SAID EASEMENT. EASEMENT B: A 30.00 FOOT EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS, LYING 15.00 FEET EACH SIDE OF AND PERPENDICULAR TO THE FOL LOWING DESCRIBED CENTERLINE AND BE ING A PART OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP. 1 SOUTH, RANGE 21 EAST, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTICULAR LY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOW: COMMENCE AT THE SE COMER OF SAID SECTION 36; THENCE N 0 DEGREES 1`30W, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 36, 25.00 FEET; THENCE S 89 DEGREES 15`40W, 269.25 FEET; THENCE N 10 DEGREES 1`30W, 198.61 FEET; THENCE N 49 DE GREES 18`27W, 206.36 FEET TO A POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE N 9 DEGREES 47`6W, 75.89 FEET; THENCE N 12 DE GREES 3`15E, 213.69 FEET; THENCE N 57 DEGREES 15`27E, 113.72 FEET; THENCE S 78 DEGREES 45`9E, 81.52 FEET; THENCE N 58 DEGREES 2`15 E, 120.97 FEET TO THE POINT OF TERMINUS OF SAID EASE MENT. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 5th day of March, 2012. AL FRASER CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Jamie Crews Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this pro ceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Persons with a dis ability who need any accommodation in order to participate should call Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 337-6237 within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired call (800) 955-8771; if you are voice impaired, call (800) 955-8770. Attorney for Plaintiff: MORALES LAW GROUP, P.A., 14750 NW 77th Court, Suite 303, Miami Lakes, FL 33016 3/8-3/15 INVITATION TO NEGOTIATE The First Coast Workforce Development, Inc., (DBA WorkSource), will release an Invitation-toNegoti ate on Monday, March 12, 2012 for Professional Employer Organizations to provide Human Resource and payroll/benefits services to be performed July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013 with an annual option to renew for up to four years. A copy of the request will be available beginning Mon day, March 12, 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 16, 2012 3/15 INVITATION TO NEGOTIATE The First Coast Workforce Development, Inc., (DBA WorkSource), will release an Invitation-to-Negotiate on Monday, March 12, 2012 for Disaster Staffing Services to be performed July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013 with an annual option to renew through 2017. A copy of the request will be available beginning Mon day, March 12, 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 A.M. (EST) APRIL 2, 2012. 3/15 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 REQUEST FOR COMMENTS Environmental Assessment, John M. Bethea State For est Ecosystem Restoration, USDA Forest Service Bak er County, Florida. District Ranger Ivan Green requests comments on the proposed project listed above. We have completed the Environmental Assessment (EA) to consider ecosystem restoration activities on the John M. Bethea State Forest (JBSF). The U.S. Forest Service proposes to fund these activities utilizing the Wyden Amendment and a Stewardship Agreement with the National Wild Turkey Federation to include mechanical reduction of hazardous fuels, longleaf and slash pine planting, and wildlife habitat improvement activities for a total of 1,677 acres. Methods to reduce heavy fuel loads would consist of both mowing and me chanical mulching. Longleaf and slash pine restoration would occur by hand planting containerized or bare root seedlings. Existing openings (whether old log decks or recently closed trails) would serve as wildlife openings. Light disking and/or root raking would oc cur along with fertilizing and seeding of millet, clover, and other native legumes to facilitate optimal turkey foraging within the openings. Implementation would occur on the JMBSF by their employees, the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), and/or their sub-con tractors. Monitoring would occur by NWTF personnel to ensure proper implementation per the Stewardship agreement with the Osceola National Forest. The responsible official is the District Ranger, who has the authority to act on behalf of and issue the final decision for the Osceola National Forest. Copies of the EA are available by contacting Micah Thorning, 325 John Knox, Road Suite F-100, Tallahassee, FL 32309 (850) 523-8553 or Cynthia Thompson at the Osceola National Forest District Office at 386-752-2577, ext. 4511, or the EA can be viewed on the National Forests in Florida blog at www. Nationalforestsinflorida.com/ wp-content/uploads/2012/03/JBSF_EA_DRAFT_FI NAL_03122012.PDF. Comments received in response to this solicitation, including names and addresses of those who comment, will be considered part of the public record on this proposed action and will be available for public inspection. Comments submitted anonymously will be accepted and considered. Written comments on this proposal should be sent to: Ivan Green, Osceola National Forest, 24874 US Hwy 90, Sanderson, FL 32087. Oral or hand-delivered com ments must be received within our normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Friday, excluding federal holidays. Comments may also be mailed electronically in a common digital format to our office at commentssouthern-florida@fs.fed.us. Due to the nature of the proposed action and since no activities would take place on National Forest System lands, this upcoming decision is not appealable per 36 CFR Parts 215.1(a). However, public involvement is vital to our consider ation and implementation of this project and we ask that comments be submitted within a 30-day period starting from the day after this notice is published. Please include: Title of the Proposed Action and sup ported reasons that the Responsible Official should consider in reaching a decision. 3/15 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 02-2010-CA-000086 DIVISION: CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. KAYLAN M. KIRKLAND, et al, Defendant(s). _____________________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judg ment of Foreclosure dated February 28, 2012, and entered in Case No. 02-2010-CA-000086 of the Cir cuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida in which Chase Home Finance LLC, is the Plaintiff and Kaylan M. Kirkland, Timothy D. Mixon, Jr. a/k/a Timothy D. Mixon, are defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/ on ALL SALES WILL BE HELD AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE COURTHOUSE, 339 E. MACCLENNY AVE., MAC CLENNY, FL 32063. THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER MUST PAY AT LEAST 5% OF THE SUCCESSFUL BID BY CASH OR CASHIERS CHECK AT THE TIME OF THE SALE. THE REMAINING BID AMOUNT MUST BE TENDERED BY 4:00 PM ON THE DAY OF THE SALE BY CASH OR CASHIERS CHECK ONLY., Baker County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 23rd day of May, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: THE EAST ONE-HALF OF LOT 1, BLOCK 12, TOWN OF MACCLENNY, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN DEED BOOK D, PAGE 800, OF THE PUBLIC RE CORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 190 EAST OHIO AVENUE, MAC CLENNY, FL 32063 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Baker County, Florida this 29th day of Febru ary, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court Baker County, Florida By: Jamie Crews Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 RTP 10-38693 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accomodation in order to participate in this proceed ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Persons with a disability who need any accomodation in order to participate should call Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinatory, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352)337-6237 within two (2) working days of receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired, please call 1-800-955-8771; if you are voice im paired, please call 1-800-955-8770. 3/8-3/15 LEGA L NOTICES The Baker County Family YMCA is seeking nominations unteer Playmaker Awards rec ognizing volunteers in our com munity for their exceptional service to others in the categories of healthy living, youth develop ment, and social responsibility. Awards will be given to both businesses and individuals who have provided leadership and support to others for the better ment of others and our commu nity. Nomination forms can be ob tained at the YMCA, the Baker County Chamber or The Press hear@bakerchamberfl.com. All nomination forms must be com pleted and submitted by Friday, March 30. All nominees and award win ners will be honored at a dinner on April 26. The YMCA plans to hold the awards annually. Nominees for YMCA playmaker FREE DRINKwith Combination DinnerSoda or tea. Must present coupon. Expires 3/31/12Cinco De Mayo Mexican Restaurant796 S. 6th St., Macclenny397-04235% OFFMOWER BLADES & BELTSMust present coupon. Expires 3/31/12Macclenny Mower & Saw821-A S. 6th St., Macclenny259-2248$2.00 OFFANY DINNER ENTREEWith purchase of a beverage. Not to be combined with other offers. Must present coupon. Expires 3/22/12Woody's Bar-B-Q1482 S. 6th St.259-5800Buy a Home thru Monarch Realty and get your APPRAISAL COST BACK if you close by June 1, 2012.Good 2/29-6/1. Up to $450 value. Monarch Realty259-342210% Offany purchase of $20 or more. Expires 03/31/12 Cannot be combined with any other offers/coupons.Perard's Italian Restaurant11043-2 Crystal Springs Rd. Jacksonville 378-813110% Off Easter or Spring ArrangementsMust present coupon. Expires 3/31/12Moonlight Blessings213 E. Macclenny Ave., Macclenny545-1407 | 613-4870$20 OFF Coolant ServiceMust present coupon. Expires 02/29/12R&B AutomotiveOn SR 121 by Pier 6 in Macclenny259-9946Rising Star Idol Night Only!$5 Off of $10 Cover with purchase of an entree.Rising Star KaraokeCorner of US 90 & Lowder, Macclenny 259-STAR Jacksonville $5 Off of $10 Cover Rising Star Karaoke Corner of US 90 & Lowder, Macclenny 259-STAR 796 S. 6th St., Macclenny Spring is almost here, and you'll be savin' the green all month with these valuable coupons! IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 02-2011-CA-0137 TD BANK, N.A., as successor by merger with Carolina First Bank, as successor by merger with Mercantile Bank, Plaintiff, vs. MARCUS W. JOHNS, et al. Defendants. _______________________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 22, 2012 entered in Civil Case No. 02-2011-CA-0137 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida, wherein TD BANK, N.A. is Plaintiff and MARCUS W. JOHNS, et al. are Defendant(s). I will sell to the highest bidder for cash, at the front door of the Baker County Courthouse, 339 E. Macclenny Ave., Macclenny, FL at 11:00 oclock a.m. on the 23rd day of May, 2012 the following described properties as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Parcel 1: A part of the East 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Section 35, Township 2 South, Range 21 East, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southeast corner of the NE 1/4 of said Section 35, thence N 89 W, 663.21 feet, more or less, to the East line of the East 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of said Section 35, thence N 0 W, and along said East line, 125 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence N 89 W, 333.21 feet, more or less, to the West line of East 1/2 of SW1/4 of SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of said Section 35; thence N 0 W and along said West line, 125 feet; thence S 89 E, 333.21 feet, more or less, to the aforesaid East line of East 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of said Section 35; thence S 0 E, and along said East line, 125 feet to the Point of Beginning. AND ALSO: A part of the East 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Section 35, Township 2 South, Range 21 East, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southeast corner of the NE 1/4 of said Section 35, thence N 89 W, 663.21 feet, more or less, to the East line of the East 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of said Section 35, and to the Point of Beginning, thence con tinue N 89 W, 333.21 feet, more or less, to the West line of the East 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of said Section 35; thence N 0 W, and along said West line, 125 feet; thence S 89 E, 333.21 feet, more or less, to the aforesaid East line of the East 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of said Section 35; thence S 0 E, and along said East line, 125 feet to the Point of Beginning. AND ALSO: A part of the East 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Section 35, Township 2 South, Range 21 East, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the SE corner of the NE 1/4 of said Section 35, thence N 89 W, 663.21 feet, more or less, to the East line of the East 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of said Section 35, thence N 0 W, and along said East line, 250 feet, to the Point of Beginning; thence N 89 W, 333.21 feet, more or less, to the West line of East 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of said Section 35; thence N 0 W, and along said West line, 125 feet; thence S 89 E, 333.21 feet, more or less, to the aforesaid East line of East 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of said Section 35; thence S 0 E and along said East line, 125 feet to the Point of Beginning. AND ALSO: A part of the East 1/2 of the SE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Section 35, Township 2 South, Range 21 East, Baker County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the SE corner of the NE 1/4 of Section 35, Township 2 South, Range 21 East, thence run N 89 W, along the half section line of said Section 35, a distance of 330.00 feet to the Point of Beginning, thence continue running N 89 W, along the half section line of said section 35, a distance of 332.57 feet; thence run N 0 W, a distance of 125 feet; thence run S 89 E, a distance of 332.57 feet, thence run S 0 E, a distance of 125 feet to the Point of Beginning. AND ALSO: The East 25 feet of the following described property: A part of the East 1/2 of the SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Section 35, Township 2 South, Range 21 East, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southeast corner of the NE 1/4 of said Section 35, thence N 89 W, 663.21 feet, more or less, to the East line of the East 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of said Section 35, and to the Point of Beginning, thence continue N 89 W, 333.21 feet, more or less, to the West line of the East 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of said Section 35; thence N 0 W and along said West line, 375 feet; thence S 89 E, 333.21 feet, more or less, to the foresaid East line of East 1/2 of SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of said Section 35; thence S 0 E and along said East line, 375 feet, to the Point of Beginning. AND ALSO: The West 25 feet and the South 50 feet less the East 25 feet of the following described property: A part of the East 1/2 of the SE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Section 35, Township 2 South, Range 21 East, Baker County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the SE corner of the NE 1/4 of said Section 35, Township 2 South, Range 21 East, thence run N 89 W, along the half section line of said Section 35, 330 feet for a Point of Beginning; thence con tinue running N 89 W along the half section line of said Section 35, 332.57 feet; thence run N 0 W, 125 feet; thence run S 89 E, 332.57 feet; thence run S 0 E, 125 feet to the Point of Beginning. Parcel 1 above includes a 1972 SHULTZ MOBILE HOME ID# S112268 Street address: 10268 Andrew Raulerson Road, Glen St. Mary, FL 32040 and Parcel 2: A part of the East of the Northeast of Section 35, Township 2 South, Range 21 East Baker County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southeast corner of the Northeast of Section 35, Township 2 South, Range 21 East, thence run North 89 West along the half section line of said Section 35, 330 feet; thence run North 0 West, 125 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue North 0 West 250 feet; thence run North 89 West 333.21 feet more or less to the West line of the West of the Southeast of Southeast of Northeast ; thence run South 0 East 250 feet; thence run South 89 East, 332.57 feet more or less to the East line of West of Southeast of Southeast of the Southeast being the Point of Beginning, Baker County, Florida. The West 25 feet of the following described property: A part of the East of the Northeast of Section 35, Township 2 South, Range 21 East, Baker County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southeast corner of the Northeast of Section 35, Township 2 South, Range 21 East, thence run North 89 West along the half section line of said Section 35, 330 feet; thence run North 0 West, 125 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue North 0 West, 250 feet; thence run North 89 West 333.21 feet more or less to the West line of the West of Southeast of Southeast of Northeast ; thence run South 0 East 250 feet; thence run South 89 East 332.57 feet more or less to the East line of the West of Southeast of Southeast of Northeast being the Point of Beginning, Baker County, Florida. Parcel 2 above includes a 1998 IN HOUSE GRAN MOBILE HOME Serial #GAGVTD0865A & #GAGVTD0865B Street address: 7625 Kline Road, Glen St. Mary, FL 32040 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the properties owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 28 day of February, 2012. AL FRASER Clerk of Circuit Court BY: Julie Combs Deputy Clerk Daniel S. Mandel, Esq. DANIEL S. MANDEL, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff 2700 N. Military Trail, Ste. 355 Boca Raton, FL 33431 Tel: (561) 826-1740 3/15-3/22 Why drive to Jacksonville to get your hunting and shing equipment?We carry all the name-brand products you have learned to trust at a great everyday low price.Shimano Lews AbuGarcia Nikon Leupold Zeiss Browning Ruger Glock Mathews Bowtech Summit & much moreCONCEALED WEAPONS CLASS MARCH 31 AT 9 AM. 455 W. 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Thompson, will likely be changes made by the legislature in how counties pay the state for Medicaid. The changes could cost the county an estimated $167,688, according to an analysis from the Florida Association of Counties, or FAC, which opposed the move. Its a fairly substantial hit, said Mr. Thompson. Medicaid is a health insurance program for the low-income per sons funded by the state and fed eral governments, but the state bills county governments for a portion of the states share of the programs cost. A number of counties have re fused to pay Medicaid bills from the state because of alleged er rors in the states computer bill ing system going back four years. Legislation passed this ses sion allows the state to garnish monthly sales tax distributions to counties with unpaid Med icaid bills and gives counties the option to either pay 85 per cent of the backlog or appeal the amounts to the states Depart ment of Administrative Hearings and risk paying 100 percent of the past due bills. Mr. Thompson said the coun ty does review its bills and dis putes some charges, but he didnt have the disputed amounts read ily available. FACs analysis estimated the county would owe $758,153 for Medicaid billings in the 2012tober 1, based on the legislation and billings and payments from 2010-11. The amount is $167,688 more than the $590,485 the county paid in 2010-11. Mr. Thompson said the county budgeted $825,000 in its 201112 budget for the states Medic aid billings. We conservatively budgeted $825,000 because of the uncer tainty of the changes at the time, he said. Based on that, we do not expect an increase [in the bud get] due to this legislation, but it does hinder a line item reduction that couldve been possible had this legislation not passed. The stakes are bigger else where, however. An audit by the Orange Coun ty comptrollers office of the states Medicaid bills from 2005 through 2011 revealed millions of dollars in billing errors. The audit cited duplicated bills or in stances in which providers didnt bill the program but the state still billed the county. A memo from the comptroller dated February 22, 2012 states the audit found more than $3.5 million in duplicated bills and nearly $6 million in bills for days of service in which medi cal providers billed the state $0. The states Agency for Health care Administration [AHCA] bills counties for Medicaid ser vices to their residents. We submitted several docu ments to AHCA requesting their review of the potential duplicate umentation to support they were not duplicate billings, states the memo. Although these original requests for information were sent over a year ago with many follow-up requests received by the AHCA, we have yet to receive a response. Due to the changes made this session, AHCA will no longer bill counties for Medicaid. Instead the state will withhold county revenues unless counties prevail with administrative appeals. In other actions this session: cation spending by some $1 bil lion statewide while reducing payments to hospitals and cut ting court budgets. Baker Countys Clerk of Courts Al Fraser said this week reduction at the pleasure of the legislature. Hes attending meetings of the Florida Association of Clerks of Courts in Tampa this week to gather more information. Mr. Fraser said hes been carrying a vacant position after an employ ee retired last year, which would make up about 75 percent of the cut. something out, he said. tor Marcelle Richardson said the increase in education funding It looks like were going to get some more money, she said, adding that the projected in crease from this years revenues is about $530,000. The statewide boost in educa tion funding falls short of restor ing the $1.3 billion cut from K-12 classrooms last year, however. privatize management of North east Florida State Hospital this year, but the state budget called for outsourcing housekeeping services at the facility to save money. Mr. Thompson credited lob bying by Chamber of Commerce Director Darryl Register with al tering the language to allow the Florida Department of Children and Families, which oversees the Macclenny facility, to achieve the savings without privatizing ser vices. 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ursday, March 15, 2012 T B C P Page 11 Page 10 MARCH 15, 2012 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 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 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 F Forbes Funeral Home1171 South 6th Street | Macclenny, Florida 259-4600Our Family Serving Your FamilyDirect cremation $995 Traditional funeral starting at $4995 Dedicated to serving you and your family in your time of need. Providing the most affordable services in the area. FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED H.M. Hank Forbes, Jr. LFD/Owner Dana Forbes Hawke Forbes 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 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 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 Visit our Southwest Campus-5040 C.R. 218 | MiddleburgEveryone needs a church family.Visit one of the great churches in the area today!Sunday Service Times:8:15 am and 10:45 am- Gods Purpose for My LifeJoin us at our Sunday evening service at 6 pmFriday, March 236:00 pm at Evangel TempleTickets are $10 and selling quickly! 4/15/12 The Town of Glen St. Marys regular monthly meeting is being MOVED to Monday, March 19, 2012 7:00 P.M. Monday, March 19, 2012 Monday, March 19, 2012 Jayce Cady dies at three months old Jayce LeaHann Cady, 3 months old, of Fort Polk, Louisi ana died March 4, 2012. She was born at Fort Polk to Lau ren Scott Cady and Bethanie Lee Wun schel Cady on Novem ber 11, 2011. Survi vors include loving par ents; broth er Jaiden Scott Cady; paternal grandparents Urban Chester and Malisa Dawn Cady of Macclenny; maternal grand mother Theresa May Wunschel; paternal great-grandparents Bud dy and Brenda Wright; numer ous aunts, uncles and cousins. The funeral service was held Monday, March 12 at 11 am at vices Chapel of Macclenny with terment followed in Oak Grove Cemetery in Macclenny. Jayce Cady Leland Rheuark 62, of Jacksonvill e Leland T. Rheuark, 62, of Jacksonville died March 6, 2012. He was born in Loris, SC to the late Calhoun Rheuark and Mary McDowell Rheuark on Oc tober 4, 1949. He was a resident of North Florida most of his life and worked for over 20 years as a tugboat captain at Cross State Towing. Survivors include son Mark Rheuark of Macclenny; broth ers Donald, Lloyd, Paul and Pete Rheuark, all of Thomasville, NC; sister Florine Rheuark of Georgetown, SC; grandchildren Marlee and Katelyn Rheuark of Macclenny. The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date. vices was in charge of arrange ments. Sharon Shirey, 64, of Jacksonville dies Sharon Combs Shirey, 64, of Jacksonville died March 12, 2012. She was born in Jackson ville to the late Frank W. Wil liams and WilloMae Newmans Williams on April 17, 1947. She was a resi dent of Bak er County most of her life and a long time member of the Chris tian Fellow ship Temple. Most recently, she attended Kirkwood Presbyte rian Church of Jacksonville with Shirey. Sharons life centered around her family, her church family and her friends. After marrying Mr. Ken, she accomplished her life-long dream of traveling the country. She was predeceased by her husband of 25 years Robert A. Combs and brother Wayne Williams. Survivors include her loving husband Ken Shirey of Jack sonville; children Scott Carns of Macclenny, David Carns of Jacksonville, Kevin Combs of Macclenny and Stephen Combs of Glen St. Mary; brother Jerol Buddy Williams of Yukon, OK; six grandchildren. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 17 at Funeral Services Chapel of Mac clenny with pastors Charlie Rumpel and Jerol Buddy Wil follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Macclenny. The family will receive friends on Friday, March 16 from 6-8 pm at the funeral home. Sharon Shirey Mary Jo Thomas 54, of Macclenny Mary Jo Thomas, 54, of Mac clenny died March 8, 2012 with her family at her side. She was born in Quincy, FL to C.J. and Mae Brock on January 12, 1958. Mary Jo was a resident of Macclenny for the last 26 years. She was a teacher at Westside Elementary where she loved teaching children. It was not a job for her but a calling. Mrs. Thomas graduated from Florida State University with an undergraduate degree in elementary education and received a masters in elemen tary education from the Univer sity of North Florida. Mary Jos tian Fellowship Temple by her husbands side. She was a fabu lous cook and loved her Sunday dinners spent with her family, always including a dessert. She loved the vacations spent at the beach, shopping with her girls on Saturdays, spending time with her grandchildren and her church family. Survivors include loving husband David Thomas; par ents Clayton Jackson and Mae Stinson Brock; children Kris ten (Jay) Dyal, Katie (Adam) Wilford, Kailyn (Matt) Wilson, Danielle (Scott) Lyons and Ty ler Thomas; sisters Kim Hough, Janine Branch and Jolynda Chenicek; grandchildren Han nah Dyal, Hank Dyal, Avery Ly ons and soon to be born Mary Anna Wilford. The funeral service was held on Monday, March 12 at 3:00 pm at her church with Pastor ing, and a eulogy by Sherrie Raulerson. Interment followed in Oak Grove Cemetery in Mac neral Services was in charge of arrangements. Mary Jo Thomas Mrs. Williams, 85, of Moniac, GA Daisybelle Thrift Williams, 85, of Moniac, GA died Sun day, March 11, 2012 at AcostaRau Center for Caring in Jackson ville follow ing a short illness. She was born in Moniac and lived there all of her life. She was a sales clerk at the former Covin Five and Ten Store in Macclenny for many years and was a member of Moniac Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking and having fellowship with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents Nathan and Lula Sands Thrift. Survivors include husband of 67 years Melvin Williams of Moniac; son Randy (Irene) Williams of St. George; grand children Becky Adair and Stacy Guerrero of St. George; eight great-grandchildren. The funeral service was held at 2 pm Tuesday, March 13 at her church with Rev. Tim Colvin at Oak Grove Cemetery in Mac clenny. Guerry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Daisybelle Williams In loving memory of Albert Eddy 2/1/25 3/14/11 Heaven and how glorious it must be. Seeing all your friends and loved ones you have so longed to see. When God called you home it surely broke our hearts, but now you have a body with all new parts. We miss your smile, laugh, jokes and essence, just having you here in our very presence. I can just see you playing your you have experienced the touch of the Masters hand. You were a wonderful father. Oh so humble, you could melt my heart and make it crumble. The life and love you left behind is a token, I love you too baby, your last words spoken. Until the day when we are reunited, just memories will be no more, I am so excited! I M I SS YOU AND LOVE YOU, TERESA In loving memory of Albert Eddy 2/1/25 3/14/11 When tomorrow starts with out me and Im not there to see. me. I wish so much you wouldnt cry the way you did today, while thinking of the many things we didnt get to say. I know how much you love me, as much as I love you. And each time that you think of me, I know youll miss me too. But when tomorrow starts without me, please try to under stand that an angel came and called my name and took me by the hand. And said my place was ready in Heaven far above, and that Id have to leave behind all those I dearly love. But when I walked through Heavens gates I felt so much at home, when God looked down and smiled at me from His gold en throne. He said, This is eternity and all Ive promised you, for today life on earth is past but here it starts anew. I promise no tomorrow, for today will always last. Each day is the same way, theres no long ing for the past. So when tomorrow starts without me, dont think were far apart. For every time you think of me Im right there in your heart. WE LOVE AND M I SS YOU, CORR I NE, TOMMY AND GI NA, JERRY AND SANDRA, CHR I S AND TERESA Heartfelt thanks The family of Brian Hodges would like to thank everyone and love during our time of loss. A special thank you to Hank and Dana Forbes for all you did dur donations were greatly appreci ated. local churches were a bless ing. Area businesses and em ployers of family, thank you all. Thanks to Brother Albert Star ling for your special words, and to friends and family for you gen erosity and love that can only be found in Baker County. The Hodges family Carolyn & Ronald Plymel Calling of an Angel In loving memory of Ralph Lee Ruise Sr 7/9/1944 3/14/04 One day God decided to call a perfect person to be His next angel. My father was the face He viewed as the angel sitting next to Him. That day was eight years ago. Then one day I heard an angel say, that every day. The sun, the wind, the moon, the stars will forever be around reminding us of the love he found. I knew it was his spirit speaking. Your spirit has be come a guardian angel on high guiding, advising and watch ing over the family. When we saw you sleeping so calm and free of pain, we did not wish you back to earth to suffer. We were left with your precious memories; your love will be and has been our guides. You contin ue to live on through your wife, children and grandchildren; youre always on our minds and in our hearts. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone. For part of us went with you on the day God called you home. We will always re member you and know you are with us and we are not afraid of the visitation you give us. LOVE, THE FAM I LY In loving memory of Coy M. Shumate Sr. 4/23/32 3/15/09 We thought of you with love today, but this is nothing new. We thought of you yesterday and days before that, too. We think of you in silence and often speak your name. All we have now are our memories and your picture in a frame. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didnt go alone. A part of you went with you the day God took you home. God has you in His keeping and we have you in our hearts. LOVED AND M I SSED, PEARL, WAYNE, LI NDA, SHARON, MERV I N, DEN I SE, CONN I E, KI M AND ST EVE Whos ready for Kindergarten?Do you have a child who will be enrolling in Kindergarten for the 2012/2013 school year?The Baker County School system will be offering freeKindergarten Readiness WorkshopsLet us help make the transition into kindergarten exciting!The following workshops will be offered:March 27Book Fair, participate in resource rotation, Cliffords First School Day book.April 19Nurse and Guidance CounselorThe Carrot Seed and planting activity.All workshops will be held 6 7 pm at the Baker County Pre-K/ Kindergarten Center and taught by 4 kindergarten teachers.Your child will receive school supplies and four books. Please call 259-0405 to register your child before each workshop. We encourage you to attend all four sessions! A dinner benefit will take place at Road to Calvary church in Glen on March 17 and 24 be ginning from 10 am to 5 pm to support Margie Howard. Margie is the youth leader for the church and needs a liver transplant. For more information call 904-382-7086. For large orders call 259-1448 and leave message. rfntb rf ntbr nr nr nr We print obituaries with a picture free of charge. Check it out... bakercountypress.com We want to know... WEDDINGS & BIR THS 4 week deadline PHOTO COURTESY OF PA T COLLIER Blooming azaleas abound The popular and signature Southern color burst has descended on the Baker County area with the annual owering azaleas, no less present than in the spacious yard of Velma and Dennie Andrews in Old Nursery Planta tion south of Glen St. Mary. The Andrews property was selected as the Gar den of the Month by the Garden Club of Baker County. Their well-groomed azaleas stand beside the lawn and foundation plants including several topiary trees and other landscape plants. The Andrews work as a team, Velma with the weeding and Dennie the trimming and mowing. To learn more about the Garden Club or nominate a Garden or Yard of the Month, call 259-2754 or 259-6844. We have more! More for sales, automobiles, help wanteds, rentals, FSBO and yard sales www.bakercountypress.com bakercountypress.com We print obituaries with a picture free of charge.


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Call Randy (386) 754-8844. 3/15c I buy used mobile homes, I move, good money, 259-4663. 3/15-4/5c New 2011, 3 BR, 2 BA, built for elderly cou ple, reduced $10,000 for quick sale. Call Mike (386) 754-0127. 3/15c $48,500, 2012, 3 BR, 2 BA, set-up, AC, steps, skirting, all furniture, 259-4663. 3/15-4/5c Limited time, select models, $1000 over invoice, furniture included, 4 lot models must go. Call Mike (386) 754-0127. 3/15c 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 Drill press $75; new Unilame BBQ grill $125, 10' utility trailer $375; 2009 Jeep Wrangler, soft top, like new $300; tiller $225; 3 chain saws $150 for all 3. 2595970 or 904-612-3420. 3/15p 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 Reduced: Pop-up camper Niagra Elite, dinette slide, 2 king beds, garage kept, $4100. 904-672-8272. 3/15p The Franklin Mercantile is now open for your business Fridays and Saturdays, 10AM 5PM; Railroad crossing in Glen; 259-6040. 1/26tfc 2008 Ranger bass boat, Comanche se ries, fully loaded, all the extras. $30,000 obo. Call 904-699-1207. 3/8-22p Navy arms 44 cal. M1860 reproduction $225; Jukar (German) Philadelphia Derrin ger .45 cal. reproduction $125. 275-4104. 3/8-15p Trane 2 ton, split unit with heat pump, $500. 55" Phillips TV, $200; Phillips stereo system $50. 904-239-0040. 3/15p 2005 Honda Sabre 1100 motorcycle, 5000 miles, like new, beautiful bike. $4200. Call 904-477-5850 or 259-6767. 3/8-15p Washer and dryer works $125. Call 912266-1641. 3/8p 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 GE washer/dryer, 3 months old, match ing set $600, large capacity; coffee and end tables, wood and wrought iron $75; computer desk $25; microwave $30. 912843-8297. 3/15p Liquor license for sale in Baker County. 229-506-9533. 3/15p 5th wheel camper, 29', super slide out, clean. 1998 Wildwood by Forest River, $8500. 904-654-4930. 3/15-22p 1997 Ford F150 4x4, runs great $2200. Call 259-6767 or 904-477-5850. 3/8-15p 1999 Suburban LTZ, 4x4, great car, runs great, new battery, good tires, full mainte nance records, $5000. 912-281-5415 or 653-1555. 3/8-15p 1987 Chrysler 318, low miles on engine and transmission. Come drive it home, $475. Call 904-571-0913. 3/15p 2005 Kia Spectra 4 door, hatchback, 30 mpg, great car, power windows and doors, 60,000 miles. $6500 OBO. 259-3049. 3/15p Alcoholics anonymous meetings Mon day and Friday at 8 pm. Call Wanda 904994-7750. 209 Macclenny Ave. 3/1-12/27p Free 15 month old Border Collie, pure bred, no papers. 904-397-0770 or 904955-5958. 3/15p 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 Childrens Elite is accepting applications for a teaching position. Call 259-1373 or apply in person at 5418 CR 23-B, Mac clenny. 3/15-22p Accepting applications for electrician. Must have valid drivers license and 5 years experience. Will do background check. Apply in person at Dependable Heating/AC and Electrical located at 203 East Macclenny Ave, Macclenny, FL. 1/5tfc PRN-Registered Nurse and Speech Pa thologist: Local homecare seeks RN and SLP available for weekdays. Please apply in person at 28 E. Macclenny Ave, Mac clenny, FL 32063. 3/15tfc Dump truck driver wanted. Experienced only. No over the road drivers need to ap ply. Contact Billy 904-334-8739. 3/8-29p 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 Avon career or pocket money, you decide. Only $10 to start, Kaycee 275-3215 or Kaynova@comcast.net. Or self appoint for $20 www.start.avon.com reference code Kheinz. ISR. 3/8-29p 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. Copper Creek lot #21 for sale, $42,000. Call 321-246-2533. 3/15-4/5p FSBO3 BR, 2 BA, 14 X 80 singlewide on 2.66 fully landscaped acres with 25 x 30 detached block garage and 2 car carport off John Rowe Rd. in Macclenny, $74,900. 259-5149 or 904-894-6842. 3/8-29p 3 BR, 2 BA brick home on acre in Glen eld Oaks, a gated community, $145,000. Call 904-813-1580. 3/15tfc 4 BR, 2 BA brick house, 2600 SF, Florida room, detached garage, inground pool on 1 acre, lots of upgrades, many extras. Selling below appraisal $220,000, 653-1143. 3/8-15p 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 5 acres and doublewide mobile home, rent to own or for sale. 904-923-1241. 3/8-15p 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 7 acres, prime property, cleared with large oak trees off Odis Yarborough Rd, $87,000, 259-5877. 2/9tfc 3 BR, 1 BA, house, 18 month lease, on 713 Long Drive. $835/month, $750 de posit, 259-9797 or 838-8584. 2/23tfc Two properties Rent to Own : 3/2 dou blewide in Macclenny $750/month plus deposit. 3/2 doublewide with workshop, fenced for horses $850/month plus de posit. Service animals only 904-477-8995. 3/8-15p 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. 3/15p 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 1 BR apartment, $450/month, $300 de posit. Call after 5 pm. 904-322-0310. 3/8-22p 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 home, $950/month, first and last plus $500 deposit. Call 904-838-3746. 3/8-15p 2 BR, 1 BA small mobile home, CH/A, outside shed for washer and dryer. $500/ month, $500 deposit. Includes lawn ser vice, no smoking. 121 N. UGA Lane. Ask for Nina 904-259-3428. 2/23tfc 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 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 2 BR, 1 BA house in Sanderson, $600/ month, $600 deposit. Service animals only, 275-3136. 3/15-22p Mobile Homes, 2 and 3 BR, A/C, service animals only. $500-575 plus deposit. 904860-4604. 9/1tfc Furnished apartment, great location, 249 N. 7th St., utilities included, available 4/1. $550/month, first and last up front. 2592797 or 904-910-7273. 3/15p 2 BR, 1 BA mobile home, CH/A, $600/ month, $500 deposit 923-2191. 3/8-29p One acre mobile home lot for rent. 10x16 shed, well and power pole included. Call 904-672-8272. 3/15p 2 mobile homes in Glen, available ASAP. Service animals only, call 904-588-2589. 3/15-22p 3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, CH/A, W/D, acre fenced, $700 plus deposit. 904-5049305. GA Bend area. 3/1-22p 2 BR, 1 BA in city, CH/A, lawn maintenance included. Service animals only. $485/ month, $300 deposit. 259-5126. 3/15p 2 BR, 2 BA in Macclenny city limits, $650/ month, $500 deposit, service animals only, 259-6710. 3/15p 3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, CH/A, 2 acres property, $650/month. First, last and $300 deposit. 259-7335. 3/8tfc 2 BR trailer in Sanderson and store for rent in Sanderson. 275-2136. 3/15p 4 BR, 2 BA 1600 SF, newly renovated loft apartment in downtown Macclenny $925/ month plus security deposit, 904-5661923. 3/15-22p Professional office space for lease. Prime location on Hwy 121 Call 259-9022 for de tails. 11/3tfc 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 2008 Fleetwood 28x80, 4 BR, 2 BA, 2001 SF, T&T, full length back porch and carport, all appliances, $75,000. 904-200-6749. 3/15-22p 2 BR, 1 BA mobile home on acre, Deer wood Circle, $42,500. Owner nancing. Call 259-2555. 3/1tfc 28x64, 2x6 ext. walls, 2x4 int. walls, 5" crown, setup, delivery, steps, skirt, A/C. Was $60,000, now $55,000 with furniture. Call Kevin (386) 754-0198. 3/15c No money down, use your land, huge 4 BR doublewide, 2012, $499/month. Call 2594663. 3/15-4/5c New doublewide, 3 BR, 2 BA, set-up, de livered, steps, skirt, A/C. Was $45,000, now $40,000 with furniture. Call Ken (386) 7540198. 3/15c New 2012 3 BR, 2 BA doublewide, $39,900 includes set-up and delivery, 259-4663. Wayne Frier Macclenny Factory Outlet, I-10 and exit 336. 3/15-4/5c FOR SALE AUTOMOBILES MISCELLANEOUS ANIMALS HELP WANTED FOR RENT COMMERCIAL FR COMMERCIAL RE VACATION RENTALS MOBILE HOME YARD SALES Friday and Saturday 8:00 am ? 520 Quail Lane, lots of household items. Saturday only 8:00 am ? 4394 Birch Street. Huge Sunday school sale, lots of furniture and items for all ages. Saturday only 7:00 am ? 6060 South River Circle. Proceeds from sale will fund Eagle Scout project. Saturday only 9:00 am 2:00 pm City Hall parking lot. Relay for Life yard sale. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. Saturday only 8:00 am 1:00 pm 544 East Ohio Ave. Pool table, bunk beds, household items and clothing. Saturday only 8:00 am 1:00 pm 1328 Copper Oaks Ct. Multi-family, boys clothes, youth bed, household items, furniture, too much to list it all. Saturday only 8:00 am 12:00 pm off Miltondale on Magnolia St., 3 fami lies, clothes of all sizes, DVDs, too much to mention. 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. $89,200 FOUR BEAUTIFUL NEW HOME SITES IN MACCLENNY MLS# 599804, 599805, 599806, 599807 Build your dream home in this gorgeous community. $33,100 each. MOTIVATED SELLER MLS# 601327 Vacant land; Lot 28, 13.85 acres. Beautiful property, great neighborhood, some trees may be harvested. $85,000 SHORT SALE MLS# 595799 4BR/3BA well maintained double wide on 5 acres on St. Marys River with trails and wood. Perfect for country living or weekend getaways. $86,900 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# 609186 1.09 acres commercial property. Location is great! $36,000 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# 610027 7.5 acres zoned for houses or mobile homes. Paved road frontage on large corner lot. $85,500 10.01 ACRES VACANT LAND MLS# 537180 Beautiful new home site! Country living at its best. Perfect place to ride the ATV and horses. $71,250 500 DOLLARS & DEEDis all you need to move into your new Manufactured & Modular HomeCALL PAT800-414-2130 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. 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 3/31/11 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" Thomas Sirk seems to be settling in well at Duke University. The Wildcat quarterback and new Blue Devil is learning his way around campus. He has classes with some of the Duke basketball stars and sees Coach Mike Kryswezki on his walks around campus. Oh yes, and he has film study with Peyton Man ning. Manning is doing his rehab at Duke and Sirk got to throw the ball around the future Hall of Famer, sit around the film room with him and have lunch at the training table with the now former Colts star. Some nice perks. general, FSU notched its second win of the season over Duke and North Carolina on its way to their first-ever ACC basketball crown. The Seminoles are the third seed in the east regional. The Noles looked great in the tournament. Coach Leonard Hamiltons teams have always been known for their defensive prowess, but this year they had the offensive artillery as well. Its the first time in almost a decade that a team has beaten Duke and North Carolina twice in the same season. lost after a valiant effort against #1 Kentucky in the semi-finals. The Gators are the seven seed in the aliers in a very tasty game. The Cavs are the tenth seed and that should be a pretty even match-up. St. and UNC have the top seeds. My Baylor Bears are the three seed af ter losing to Missouri in the Big 12 finals. In the South region, Kentucky is ev eryones pick. But theyll have to get through Duke, Baylor and a tricky Indiana team to do it. In the East Syracuse looks like a lock, but FSU is playing very beat UK in the SEC tournament). The West should go to Michigan State, but watch out for Missouri. They were dominating in the Big 12 final. North Carolina doesnt have a stroll in the park either with Kansas in their bracket. Thats what I love about March Madness. You just dont know till they lace up their sneakers. F L ROBERT GERARD BOB GERARD | SPORTS The Wildcat track team took a second place at its first home meet on March 8. Suwannee County won the four-way meet with the Cats finishing ahead of West Nassau and Ft. White. Anthony James took third place in 200 meter with a 23.41 time. Matt Butcher was second in the 800 meter with 2:18. Falon Lee placed third in the high jump with a leap of 5 while Jonathan Kinney placed second in the discus with a throw of 109. Tyler Lokey won the 400 me ter in 54.13 and Rashodd Hadley won the shot put with a throw of 491 and was second in the dis cus at 109 feet. CeCe Jefferson was second in the shot put. Ezra Rice placed second in the 1600 meter with a time of 5:24. Mike Boone won the long jump posting 19 and was sec ond in the triple jump with a 39 hop, skip and jump. Tyler Lokey was third the in 100 meter at 11.02. The Cats travel to Baldwin on Thursday, March 15. BOB GERARD | SPORTS The Wildcat girls track team turned in an impressive second place finish to Sandalwood on March 6 in a six-team meet at Baldwin. Sandalwood, a consis tent area power, won the event with 164 points and the Lady Cats tied for second with St. Johns Country Day at 102 points. Sandalwood was strong across the board and St. Johns domi nated the distance events. The Cats were particularly strong in the field events. Joslyn Brown placed third in the 100 meters with a 14.10 fin ish. The 4-by-400 meter relay team won the event in 53.6 and the 4-by-1600 meter team won in 5:11. Kiala Pigott was third with 29.28 in the 200 meters. Kasey Russell had an out standing throw of 7310 to win the discus and Ashley Suggs was fifth. Niesha Givens won the shot put with a 31 toss. Chelsey Ruise won the high jump in 5 and the triple jump at 32 feet. Brown was second in the triple jump at 31. Ruise was second in the long jump with a 16 leap. The girls travel to Baldwin again on Thursday, March 15. Girls tie for 2nd at Baldwin rfntb rf ntbr nr nr nr 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 editionwww.bakercountypress.com News Obituaries Social Notices School News Classified Ads www.bakercountypress.com Have you checked it out lately? Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm NO EXCEPTIONS! Check it out... bakercountypress.com


Page 15 MARCH 15, 2012 Page 14 MARCH 15, 2012 www.MacclennyRehab.com The average cost of driving to Jacksonville is OVER $300* 3 times a week for six weeks for rehab or visitation.Save time & money and COME BACK TO BAKER COUNTY where the people who give you and your loved one quality care are the neighbors you know and trust. Close to home National Award Winning Four star Loving & caring sta Quality rehab center with experienced therapists* Mileage to Shands Jax 30 miles, St. Vincents Medical Center 28 miles, Baptist Downtown 29 miles, Baptist South 46 miles, Orange Park Medical Center 34 miles65 miles roundtrip Always remember, Its not always all about the trophy you take but the memories you make.CONGRATULATIONS!Love, Mom and Dad Peyton 3-10-12 Jared 3-11-12 School Lunch MENU Offered everyday: Cold lunch plate of chef salad with wheat roll or crackers and dessert (when offered) 1% lowfat white milk, % lowfat flavored milk, orange juice. Monday, March 19 Breakfast: Turkey sausage pancake wrap, orange/pineapple juice and milk. Lunch: Golden corndog or ham and macaroni and cheese with homemade with a schoolmade cookie and milk. Tuesday, March 20 Breakfast: Breakfast sausage pizza, tropical fruit juice and milk. Lunch: lasagna with a slice of homemade italian with dressing, garden green peas, fresh Wednesday, March 21 Breakfast: pineapple juice and milk. Lunch: Slice of pepperoni Pizza or chicken noodle soup with a homemade peach cup and milk. Thursday, March 22 Breakfast: Enriched cereal with slice of toast, orange juice and milk. Lunch: Breaded chicken patty on a lettuce and tomato slice, fresh cantaloupe, grape cup, a cookie and milk. Friday, March 23 Breakfast: Pancake with syrup, peach slices and milk. Lunch: Shepherds pie with whole grain roll or deli turkey and cheese sandwich milk. SCHOOL ACTIVITIES March 15 BCHS: Rythmette Try-outs Clinic, 2:45 pm; Track at Baldwin, 3:30 pm; Tennis vs. Union County, 3:30 pm; Varsity Softball at For rest, 6 pm; Junior Varsity Base ball vs Baldwin, 6 pm; Baseball at Bishop Kenny, 6 pm BCMS: Book Fair, After School Lab, 2:10-3:40 pm; Softball vs. Su wannee, 4:30 pm WES: Good Morning Show Club Meeting, 8 am; Tutoring/After School Read ing Club, 3:15 pm MES: FCAT Fun Intervention-Reading PK/K: Pre-K Reading with Ronald March 16 BCHS: Rythmette Try-outs, Gym, 3 pm; Baseball Tournament of Champions, TBA; Softball vs. Clay, 6 pm BCMS: Book Fair WES: Kite Day, 11 am 2:55 pm MES: FCAT Fun InterventionReading PK/K: Positive Behavior Support Activity Day March 17 Baseball Tournament of Cham pions, TBA; Boys Track at Bob Hayes Invitational BCMS: FCAT Science Blitz, 8:30 am 12 pm KIS: Reading FCAT Blitz, 8:45 am 12 pm March 19 District-wide: Olustee Volun teer Fire Department, 6:30 pm BCHS: Boys Weightlifting Sec tional Qualier at Fort White, 2:30 pm; Junior Varsity Baseball at Suwannee Tournament, TBA BCMS: After School Lab, 2:103:40 pm; Softball at Hilliard, 6 pm KIS: FAIR Testing MES: FCAT Fun Intervention Math; Journalism Club Meeting, 3:15 PK/K: Curenders for Cystic FI brosis Fundraiser begins March 20 BCHS: Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (P.E.R.T) Test for 11th Grade; Track at Suwannee, 3:30 pm; Tennis at Bishop Ken ny, 3:30 pm; Varsity and Junior Varsity Softball vs. West Nassau, 5 pm; Baseball vs. Fernandina, 7 pm; Junior Varsity Baseball at Suwannee Tournament, TBA BCMS: Softball at Hamil ton, 4:30 pm KIS: FAIR Testing; Family Reading Night, 4-7 pm; School Advisory Council Meet ing, 6-7 pm WES: Tutoring/After School Reading Club, 3:15 pm; Just Say No! Club Meeting, 8 am MES: FCAT Fun Interven tion Math; Just Say No! Club Meeting, 8 am; School Advisory Council Meeting, 8 am PK/K: Curenders for Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser 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 The Hardy and Carrie Hogan Rhoden family reunion will be Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 11:30 am 2:30 pm at Heritage Park in Macclenny. Call 904266-4064 for more information. Photo Prints are Great Gifts (and so are mousepads, poster prints, and mugs)See many of the professional photos from our paper and thrill someone special by ordering a print or a photo gift of you favorite. News photographs are now available through easy online purchase! www.bakercountypress.com Click HERE to see & buy photos in the newspaperLook for this button on the top righthand side of our webpage, it links you to all of our pictures 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 @ mitchellrhoden@nefcom.net 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! The Alfred and Mary Jane Godwin family reunion will take place Saturday, March 17 be ginning at 10:30 am at Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church at the corner of CR 231 and 100-A in Union County. Bring your favorite dish, ice and paper goods will be fur nished. Call Estelle Walker at 386-755-5580 for more informa tion. Thank you, Jacob I would like to thank the cart pusher at Walmart, Jacob, for be ing an honest employee. On my 70th birthday I left my purse in the cart and went back home. I went back expecting not to get it back but he had taken it to the service desk. Nothing was re moved and it was just like I left it. Sandra Rodgers JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.com A 10-year-old girl from Taylor gional poster contest sponsored mation Center in Jacksonville as part of National Poison Preven tion Week. Hannah Wilfords colorful poster of a man dressed in over slogan Dont mess around ing for trouble will be sent on to the national contest at the Poi son Prevention Week Council in become part of the national ad vertising campaign. The fourth grader at Keller Intermediate School was among 50 students selected from more than 200 who entered posters in the contest from 42 counties in the northern part of the state and The 50 finalists, including Keller students Lacey Nordstrom and Alexandra Oakes, joined each other for a recognition cer emony in the Charter Theatre at UF&Shands Jacksonville campus the evening of March 1. second and third places as well as honorable mention. Hannah Wil many names were called before hers because all students in at tendance were recognized. The youth began to think theyd forgotten about her. spoken, her mother, Leila Wild ford, said, she stood up and was like, Yes! She had the biggest smile on her face. She loves drawing, so this is a huge accomplishment for her, she said. The annual contest and Na tional Poison Prevention Week from March 18 to 24, now in its 50th year, are intended to raise awareness about the dangers of poisons and preventing such risks. formation Center in Jacksonville is available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day by calling 1-800222-1222 for poisoning emer gencies or to ask for information. The center is a cooperative effort between the University of Florida College of Medicine, Shands Jacksonville, the Uni versity of Florida Health Science Center at Jacksonville and the states Department of Health and Childrens Medical Services. Hannah Wilfred and her winning poster. 20th class reunion planned for August The Baker County High School class of 92 will hold its 20-year reunion on Saturday, August 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. Submits winning poison poster The Wildcat baseball team is riding a seven-game win streak, boosting its season record to 8-1 and 2-0 in the district. BCHS beat Fernandina Beach 11-3 on March 8 with Hunter Hanks picking up the win on the mound and throwing four score less innings in relief of starter Jared Crews. Offensively, Hanks helped his cause with three hits. John Lambright also picked up three hits. But the big offensive force was Ethan Wilkerson, who had a tworun homer and a two-run double. The following night, the Cats shut out district rival Terry Park er 7-0 to move to 2-0 in the dis trict. Brad Stone picked up his second win of the year and Aus tin Rowe and Jared Crews had two hits apiece. Lambright and Ethan Wilkerson added two-run singles. We played very well last week, said Coach Fred Matri cardi. We have a huge week this week. We go to Bishop Kenny on Thursday with first place in the district on the line. Friday the Cats face anoth er challenge when they take on North Florida Christian at UNF at 4 pm in the UNF Tournament of Champions. NFC is the de fending 2 AA state champions. Fort Myers on Saturday at 9 am, also at UNF. Its seven straight for Cats! Big tests upcoming PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON Kyle Horne slides into home. It was an up and down week for the Baker Middle School Lady Bobcat softball team, drop ping a close game to Union County, rebounding the next day to pummel Hamilton County, getting shutout by Lake City and then winning against Lakeside at home. Despite the shutout in Lake City on March 8, Coach Jon Mob ley seemed most frustrated by the 5-4 loss to Union County Middle School on March 5. We opened up playing well, said Mobley. But we let up later and the bats went cold. The bats cer tainly werent cold when the Bobcats took on Hamilton County Middle School on March 6. BCMS hit ev erything in sight on the way to a 15-0 win at home. But the girls probably would have preferred to save some of that output for the game against Lake City Middle School when the Bobcats couldnt get anything going offensively and were blown out 0-10. The girls turned the tables again, however, with a 12-1 vic tory over Lakeside Middle School in six innings on March 12. The Lady Wildcat softball team won its seventh straight game on March 8 with a 12-2 dis mantling of Paxon at the home field. The girls scattered 18 hits as their bats stayed hot. Over seven games theyve out scored opponents 77-6. But the win streak came crashing to a close on March 9 when the Cats lost 0-1 to Yulee in a shocker. The game was a dramatic re versal of form. Yulee allowed only 3 hits and the Lady Cats left 9 players stranded on base dur ing the course of the game. Yulee got the only score in the bottom of the fourth. The Lady Cats tried to rally in the top of the sixth but left Holton on third and Harvey on second. The Lady Cats got on the scoreboard early against Paxon with a pair of first inning runs from Haley Crews and Tina Hauge, but the Eagles responded with a run of their own in the sec ond to make it 2-1. BCHS added some cushion in the third inning, scoring 4 runs on 6 hits. Crews, Shelby Gatto, Taylor Crummey and Clara Har vey all scored in the inning. Ge nie Taylor had a pair of RBIs. Paxon got a run back in the third. Crummey and Harvey added insurance runs in the fifth inning and the Cats got four more in the bottom of the sixth. Kylie Holton doubled and scored. Crummey, Harvey and Taylor also scored. Haley Crews had 2 RBIs. Crews went the distance for the win. She helped her effort by going 4 for 4 at the plate with 3 RBIs. Gatto and Crummey went 3 for 4. Harvey was 2 for 4 and Tay lor 2 for 3. The girls hope to rebound when they travel to Forrest on Thursday, March 15 and host Clay on March 16 in a game re scheduled from February 17. The Wildcat weightlifting team got its season started with a bang on March 5 with a 20-point win in a three-way meet with Keystone Heights and Su wannee County. The defending state champion Wildcats scored 60 points to top Keystone Heights 40 points and Su wannee, which had just 8 points. Dalton Williams won in the 119-pound class with Louis Handte placing fourth. In the 129-pound class Dalton Jackson placed second and Brandon Har vey fourth. Brian Goldsmith placed second in the 139-pound class. Dalton Dyal was second and Brian Adkinson third in the 154-pound class. Darius Green won the 169-pound class and Ricky Tharpe took second. Hunter Sullivan won the 183-pound class with Talmedge Turner placing third. In the 199-pound class Kendrick Singleton took second place and Josh Smallwood third place. Jeremy Wannawmaker won the 219-pound class and John Ryan Enlow was third. Terry Givens won the 238-pound class and CeCe Jefferson was second. The heavyweight class was won by Dillion Mills and Bodean Gray placed second. The Cats travel to Co lumbia High on Wednesday, March 14. PHOTO BY DEBBIE PELH AM Corley Sweat pitches in the 15-0 win at home against Hamilton. PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON Braden Gray in the clean and jerk March 5. Strong opening for liers The phrase the game is up in the air is used frequently in sports, but it certainly is appropriate when describing last weeks boys tennis match between Hilliard and the Wildcats. With the game tied 3-3 and the final deciding doubles match on the court, the game was called due to darkness on Hilliards unlighted courts. Both teams will be up in the air about who will be the winner until the final match can be replayed at BCHS on March 28. It was a neck and neck affair. Nick Dukeman lost 2-8 in the number one singles match but number two Sam Murphy scraped out an 8-5 win. Jared Stafford lost 10-12 in a tiebreaker and Hunter Stavely won 8-3. Grant Burns put the Cats back on top with 3-2 with a tight 9-7 win in the finals singles match. Dukeman and Murphy lost 2-5 in the first singles match and with the clincher ready to take the court they ran out of light. The girls team had a much easier time versus its opponent from Hilliard, cruising to a 7-1 win. Kaylann Stafford lost 5-8 but Logan Raul erson came back for an 8-3 win. Tianna Raysor won 8-2 and Stephanie Gross won 8-1. Haileigh Latimer won the number five singles 8-2. The doubles team of Stafford and Raulerson scratched out an 8-6 win and Raysor and Gross won 5-1 before losing the light. The boys are 3-1 and the girls are 4-1 so far this season. The Cats host Union County on Thursday, March 15 with first serve at 3:30 pm. Bobcats split with Union, Hamilton Darkness delays nal We publish wedding & birth announcements FREE! $6 with Picture (4 week deadline) Custom Printing Stationery Invoices Business Cards Envelopes Invitations THE OFFICE MAR T


Page 16 T B C P ursday, March 15, 2012 International Coin Collectors are in Town Next Week to Purchase All Types of Coins By KEN MCINTOSH STAFF WRITER ICCA will be placing ads in newspapers, radio and running television spots this week asking people to bring in any old silver and gold coins made before 1970. Those that do bring in their coins will be able to speak with collectors one on one and have their coins looked at by a specialist. With the help of these ICCA members, offers will be made to those that have coins made before 1970. Offers will be made based on silver or gold content and the rarity of the coins. All coins made before 1970 will be examined and purchased including gold coins, silver coins, silver dollars, all types of nickels and pennies. Those that decide to sell their coins will be paid on the spot. If you are like a lot of people, you might have a few old coins or even a coffee can full lying around. If you have ever wondered what they are worth, now might be your chance to nd out and even sell them if you choose. They could be worth a lot according to the International Coin Collectors Association, also known as ICCA. Collectors will pay a fortune for some coins and currency for their collections. If they are rare enough, one coin could be worth over $100,000 according to Eric Helms coin collector and ICCA member. One ultra rare dime, an 1894S Barber, sold for a record $1.9 million to a collector in July of 2007. While that is an extreme example, many rare and valuable coins are stashed away in dresser drawers or lock boxes around the country. The ICCA and its collector members have organized a traveling event in search of all types of coins and currency. Even common coins can be worth a signicant amount due to the high price of silver and gold, says Helms. Washington quarters and Roosevelt dimes and worth many times their face value. Recent silver markets have driven the price up on even common coins made of silver. Helms explains, All half dollars, quarter and dimes made before 1970 contain 90% silver and are sought after any time silver prices rise. Right now its a sellers market. The rarest coins these collectors are looking for include $20, $10, $5 and $2 1/2 gold coins and any coin made before 1850. These coins always bring big premiums according to the ICCA. Silver dollars are also very sought after nowadays. Other types of items the ICCA will be purchasing during this event include U.S. currency, gold bullion, investment gold, silver bars, silver rounds, proof sets, etc. Even foreign coins are sought after and will be purchased. Also, at this event anyone can sell their gold jewelry, dental gold or anything made of gold on the spot. Bring anything you think might be gold and the collectors will examine, test and price it for free. If you decide to sell you will be paid on the spot it has been an unknown fact that coin dealers have always paid more for jewelry and scrap gold than other jewelers and pawn brokers. So, whether you have one coin you think might be valuable or a large collection you recently inherited, you can talk to these collectors for free and if your lucky you may have a rarity worth thousands. Either way, there is nothing to lose and it sounds like fun! For more information on this event visit the ICCA website at www.internationalcoincollectors.com. What We Buy:COINS Any and all coins made before 1970, rare coins, entire collections, Silver Dollars, Half Dollars, Quarters, Dimes, Half Dimes, Nickels, Three Cent Pieces, Two Cent Pieces, Cents, Large Cents, Half Cents and all others.PAPER MONEYAll denominations made before 1934.GOLD COINSIncluding $20, $10, $5, $4, $3, $2.5, $1, Private Gold, Gold Bars, etc.INVESTMENT GOLDKruggerands, Canadian Maple Leafs, Pandas, Gold Bars, U.S. Eagles and Buffalos, etc.SCRAP GOLD Broken and unused jewelry, dental gold.JEWELRYDiamond rings, bracelets, earrings, loose diamonds, all gem stones, etc.PLATINUMAnything made of platinum.SILVERFlatware, tea sets, goblets, jewelry, etc. and anything marked sterling.WAR ITEMSCivil war, WWI AND II, all others, swords, daggers, bayonets, etc.OTHER ANTIQUESToys, trains, dolls, advertising, banks (basically anything old we want to see). Recent Finds: MILLIONS SPENT!1000 NATIONAL EVENTS! 1893 Morgan PAID $1,800 1916 Mercury DIme PAID $2,800 1849 Gold Dollar PAID $8,500 1932 Washington Quarter PAID $250 1803 $10 Gold PAID $14,000 Heres How It Works: safe deposit box, garage, basement, etc. There is no limit to the amount of items you can bring our collectors database to see if a buyer exists. 90% of all items have offers in our database behalf of our collectors making the offer will pay you on the spot! with no hidden fees We Buy Gold10k, 14k, 18k & 24k FREEADMISSIONCONTINUES IN MACCLENNY EVERY DAYNEXT SUNDAY THURSDAYMARCH 18TH 22NDSUNDAY-THURSDAY 9AM 6PM ALL DAYSTHE BAKER EXTENSION OFFICE1025 WEST MACCLENNY AVENUE MACCLENNY, FL 32063DIRECTIONS: (217) 787-7767 SHOW INFO: (217) 787-7767 PAID ADVERTISEMENT