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COVERING BAKER COUNTY SIN CE 1929The countys most professional and extensive source for news, classied, display and real estate listings bakercountypress.comVisit our website and vote each week in our online poll. ONLINE POLL RESULTSWhat is the biggest barrier to shopping local this holiday season?4 4% Retail prices are too high 25% Lack of knowledge/promotion of products available here 19% Convenience of online shopping 12% Not enough sales/coupons locally Temporary bridge on 229 nears completionSee Page 5 PHOTOS BY JOEL ADDINGTON Pow wow exposes preschoolers to Native American culture and customsThe Baker County High School History Club delivered lessons in Native American culture to classes at the PreK-Kindergarten Center the morning of November 20 by putting on a pow wow that featured teepees, music, dancing and traditional Indian garb. Pictured above with students inside a teepee is senior and club member Dylan Gerace. He told them how Indians lived inside the tent-like structures and kept warm by dressing in animal furs. Shown at right dancing with children is senior Katie OConnor. The annual program has been brought to local elementary schools in previous years, too, said club advisor Mark Hartley. JOEL ADDINGT ON N EWS EDIT OR email@example.comThis week the Baker County Commission welcomed back a former commis sioner from the 1980s, James Croft, and wished Mr. Crofts opponent in the Republican primary last August, Commissioner Michael Crews, a fond farewell. As the boards regular meeting November 19 came to a close, Commissioner Jimmy Anderson, elected two years ago, called the outgoing commissioner an inspiration. Hes all-the-time busy, all-the-time working, said Mr. Anderson before ex who was in the audience, will perform well and how Michael Crews will nonetheless be missed. Former county commissioner Alex Robinson, who lost his re-election bid in 2010 to Mr. Anderson, was present for Mithat evening. He thanked the commissioners for continuing their service despite criticism, saying, For all the criticism you hear, there are many more that are proud of the work you do for Baker County. Mr. Robinson also challenged Mr. Croft to serve the county as his former opponent has done, and wished both men well in the future. Michael Crews, a one-term commissioner and the head of security at Northeast Florida State Hospital, had some parting words of his own. The last four years have been an honor and an experience I will never forget, he said at the end of the meeting. He listed the accomplishments in which hes taken the most pride: improv ing county roadways, avoiding tax increases with a minimal loss of employees by cutting spending and using the countys reserves, and hiring county manager C.J. Thompson to replace Joe Cone, who re tired in 2010. One thing I really admire, whether [Mr. Thompson] agrees with you or not, he gives you both sides ... And when you give him direction, he runs with it like its his own, Michael Crews said. The commissions former chairman his time on the panel. He reiterated his support for using special assessments in lieu of traditional ad valorem property taxes as a more equitable way of funding county government. He said the public expects the county to provide everyone with the same level of service but 47 percent of the countys MIKE ANDERSON PR ESS ST AFF Four months after voting to buy 114 acres off Steel Bridge Road for use as a sewage sludge disposal site, despite objections raised by nearby homeowners concerned about public health and safety, the Macclenny City Commission is gearing up for a legal battle to acquire the par cel. The target of a possible law suit in the case is one of the and the seventh largest owner of timberlands in the United States Rayonier. The Jacksonville-based international forest products manufacturer owns about 2 million acres in Florida, Geor gia, Alabama and Washington. a decision by the city commission in June to buy the property from Lewyn Boyette, a real estate investor who had a contract to buy the land from Rayonier through its property-manage ment subsidiary Terra Pointe Services LLC. An article about the decision appeared in The Baker County Press on June 21. A controversy later ensued after a letter appeared in The Press on July 5 from a woman in New Hampshire, who idenstating that sewage sludge could create environmental problems and an unhealthy atmosphere for nearby families. Her predictions were in diwho has maintained all along is commonly used as a fertilizer hazard to the environment or to people. As reported in The Press on July 12, the city commission land during a meeting on July 10. The issue lay dormant until last week when City Manager board in a letter about a legal onier to acquire the parcel. Upon learning that Mr. Boyette was to sell the property to the City of Macclenny, Rayonier informed Mr. Boyette S ee page 4 S ee page 2 Rayonier backs out on sludge tract sale Arrest for fencing items at Walmart BAKER FirstShopshop. dine. save. Money saving coupons from local businesses on back pagePolice arrested a Jacksonville man the evening of November 12 for attempting to obtain cash refunds at the Macclenny Walmart for merchandise that was likely stolen from either another store or a ware house. The ar rest was similar to one several weeks ago where a Jacksonville woman was implicated in a similar scheme. Rooswas confronted at the customer service desk just before 10 pm after an employee became suspicious when he and two others attempted to get cash refunds without receipts. son at the counter when he approached him, and had in his possession a large amount of makeup items with relatively high monetary value. The employee said two other suspects were refunded on sim ilar items before the deputy arrived, and one of them presented a computer monitor valued at $170 that was not carried at Walmart. panied by a male he knew only named Tina Williams of Jack sonville asked them to seek re S ee page 4 Roosevelt Day Pictured at the county commission swearing-in November 20 are (from right) Gordon Crews with aunt Geraldine Altman, Mark Hartley with wife Ronda, and James Croft and mother Arlene Rich.
LETTERS T O THE EDIT OR 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. C ONT AC T 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.comCOMMEN TT B C PPage3NO VE M BE R 22, 2012 Page 2 T B C P ursday, November 22, 2012Its happening again this year. As the Thanksgiving weekend comes around, followed the next day by Black Friday, invariably the me dia turns its attention to deep thoughts on whether all the hype that really starts at Halloween is necessary or, more pointedly, does it just contribute to what for many is the frantic (and for some depressing) Christmas season. really want to be at the front door of that big box retailer before dawn? At midnight Friday morning? As certain as this discussion comes around each sea son, well read about riots, or near riots, on Friday as bargain hunters scrum for that $275 pair of basketball shoes or that flat-screen on sale for $149. If people didnt end up getting injured itd be humorous. As it is, such scenes are merely ludicrous. Not surprisingly, a poll re leased this week indicates that 45 percent of respondents wouldnt mind doing away with the Christmas rush altogether. Many saw that stunning result as proof that were turning into a secular culture; that all those ACLU lawsuits about manger scenes and Christmas trees are having an effect. More likely, people are saying they just dont want the hassle. I wouldnt be too quick to blame Black Friday, so named because many retailers consider the day after Thanksgiving as when they begin to turn a profit for the year, or go into the black. The home stretch until Christmas Eve is, for many of them, when they make up for the slow months (January and February come to mind) that plague nearly all retail businesses. Retailers, just like all businesses, have to make a prof it. That may come as news to many in modern American culture, the result no doubt of in cessant assaults on capitalism and greed, but its reality. Heres an idea. If all this hype gets you down, dont participate. Enjoy the holidays, of course, but dont burden yourself with guilt for not buying something for everybody. Scale it down. Get creative with your giftgiving. Instead of material things for everyone on your list, resolve to do something for some of them next year. My guess? Itll work. First Baptist Churchof MacclennyIt Feels Like Home372 S. Sixth Street at W. Minnesota Ave. Directions from I-10: Take Exit 335 N. Go 1.3 miles North on Hwy. 121 See steeple on left Broadcast Live on WJXR 92.1 FM each Sunday Morning @ 11:00 am SUNDAY SERVICESSunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:45 am & 6:00 pmWEDNESDAY SERVICESPrayer & Bible Study 6:00 pm Awana for Children 6:00 pm Youth Group 6:00 pm Dr. Edsel M. Bone Senior Pastor According to last weeks online poll question (what are you most thank ful for this year?) family and friends topped the list, followed by faith, health and then jobs. We turned our Facebook fans recently to ask the same question. Heres a look at some the responses: Mike De Baecke: Journey Church and Celebrate Recovery. Kishia Kirkland Gris: The love of a gracious God and Family! Craig Hodges: The opportunity to do/be anything I want. Parker Pierce: My family and my nene and my papa <3. Kristin Grith: I am most thank ful for the freedom that we as Americans are blessed with! We are able to enjoy the sunshine God gives us each day, and enjoy it with our lov ing family and friends! #blessed Jodi Nipper Altman: Jesus Christ rst and foremost, family, friends ... too many blessings to count. Wayne Stewart: Taylor Church Tamara Crews: Thankful God has given me the love of my family and friends. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness! In God we trust! Dana Pulley: For being fortunate enough to help others in need. Clinton T. Coker: Im thankful for the freewill that God has instilled in us all. Amber Dolby: Family Penny Collins: For all God has giv en me. Especially my children. Margie Mann: I am thankful for all of the blessings that my God be stows upon me daily. Jessicca Champion-Manning: I am thankful that my daughter Jaiden has survived seven surgeries and passed her out of the woods phase; and now my family is complete and thriving,we are thankful for every day we have together on this earth good or bad <3 Meike Fraze: I am thankful for God giving His only begotten son, Facebook fansWhat you had to say ... LETTERS T O THE EDIT OR that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life! Schell Barber: Im thankful for the many blessings God has blessed me with, my wonderful family, friends, job, and the American soldiers who ght for our freedom each and every day! God bless you all and I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Kellina Crews: My beautiful babies. Jeannie Edwards: My family and friends, the military who stand watch over our wonderful country and my Lord and savior for letting me wake up this morning to enjoy it all! Happy Thanksgiving! Nancy Kasik Wilson: My salvation. Rebecca Hunter: My family. Wayne Stewart: Thank God for my favorite boy and the other two. David Church: I am thankful for Je sus Christ, a great family and Nascar. Chris Desio: My family. Wayne Stewart: Im thankful for my ex-girlfriend and both my exwives. I miss those girls. Melanie Dyal Watson: Im thank ful for my sweet husband and our two precious boys! Ever wonder if you can recycle all those old greeting cards? Sure can. Heres what we got when we asked what Face book users do with their old cards: Pam Clark: I love old greeting cards. I rip the fronts o to make ornaments and new Christmas cards. Gerrianne Wood: This year we are using them as ours. We bought plain red cards and we are gluing the fronts of cards from 8+ years to them and including a printed greeting from our family inside! Cheap, easy and a good family evening! Tammy Edwards Braddock: Display them until next year. Blake Yarbrough: They are great for starting a re, lol. Monica Barbieri: I cut the cards pictures out, punch a hole for the rib bon and make name tags for the gifts I give out ... I have not bought name tags in years. Everyone that gets one for the rst time always ask where I got the tag from and I just say I made them. Join us Facebook.com by searching for The Baker County Press.property owners pay $500 or less in ad valorem taxes annually. Thats something the board sessments are the fairest way to do that, even though theyre unpopular, said Michael Crews. He said there needs to be re resources director positions to ensure retirements in those jobs wont lead to messy transitions. Michael Crews said he also wanted to furnish raises to county employees who are under appreciated and underpaid. The sometimes outspoken commissioner ended his monologue with a simple pledge: Right now, I have every inten tion of being back. After the meeting adjourned, comment, saying he plans to seek a spot on the county commission. Anywhere I feel I can make a positive contribution and have a good chance of being successful, Ill keep all options on the table and well see what happens. About 24 hours later, three members of the newly-constituted county commission were Commissioners Anderson and member governing board. They will be up for re-election in 2016. Mr. Croft, 53, begins his second stint on the county commis1980s. Last September he detailed plans to remake the countys budgeting process into a more rigourous and time-intensive re view of county spending priori ties. The Olustee resident dismisses criticism that such an approach equates to microargues the scrutiny is necessary in recent years. Hartley and Gordon Crews re turn to the board after overcoming Republican challengers in the general election earlier this month. Both will be serving their Gordon Crews narrowly won re-election with 51 percent of the vote against political newcomer When asked if he intends to seek a fourth term in four years, Gordon Crews, 51, wasnt certain. Right now, my wife and I are discussing what might be in our future, he said. The ER nurse manager at Fraser Hospital was surprised by the election results, both in his race and others. He said he didnt expect a landslide victory but thought hed prevail with a comfortable lead. I though it would be comfortable because I didnt do anything I would say was bad, except for what [my opponents] were saying closing Barber Road but I would close it again today if I had to vote on it, said Gordon Crews. Its just unsafe. Looking back on the 2012 race, he said he learned the value of meeting with voters face-toface, which gave him an opportunity to counter strong political headwinds. He described battling not only nancial support from the local Republican Party while he got nothing from an essentially nonbut also an anti-incumbent sentiment among the electorate and crat. I realized Ive been a com missioner for eights years, and the two things they could come at me with was the closing of Barber Road and the budget process. Thats it, said Gordon Crews. So Im thinking Im doing a pretty good job and I should be secure for re-election, but I found out that wasnt true. There was a whole bunch of people that wanted to kick the bums out, so it didnt matter. But by going door-to-door and talking with voters, including Republicans, and sharing how commissioners have cut spending and reduced taxes, he said he was able to garner enough votes to win. vis) did the same thing, said the commissioner. I feel if it hadnt been for the grace of God and doing what Ive been taught to do go door-to-door and talk to as many people as you possibly it may have been different. Mark Hartley secured his third term on the commission with a little more room to spare cent support. Mr. Hartley, 53, didnt rule out seeking a fourth term in 2016. When questioned about that possibility, he said, I enjoy serving the people of Baker County. I hope to continue my service. The high school history teacher said his latest campaign taught him the people of Baker County are truly concerned about the well-being of Baker County. More than 80 percent of registered voters cast ballots in the general election early this month. Asked what he hoped to accomplish in the next four years, Mr. Hartley pointed to four goals: maintaining county services, supporting safe industrial growth with high-wage jobs and supporting recreational activities. Gordon Crews had a similar vision for the future. I would like to work together with the commission to broaden our tax base by luring business or industry and creating a better job market for Baker County, he said. similar questions about his intentions for the future and his thoughts on the 2012 campaign. He did not respond by press time. PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON Baker County Commission chairman Gordon Crews (right) presents outgoing Commissioner Michael Crews a plaque commemorating his four years on the board.F rom page 1 The 2012 presidential election is now history and the end of the world remains a distant date on Gods prophetic calendar. In time, Mitt Romney will move beyond the agony of defeat and the GOP will learn from its mistakes and strategically position itself for a 2016 presidential victory. ground for dissension, division and desperation. The pre-election no provision for the powerful emotions that would emerge in the aftermath of a defeat. The intensity of such emotions became evident in the numerous petitions to secede. Maybe the time has come for us to revisit some words of wisdom from the past in order to regain some perspective of our future. With the weight of a divided nation resting on his shoulders, a Republican president penned some powerful words known as the Gettysburg Address. Abraham Lincoln said, that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth. For the generations of Americans that will come after us, may we democracy will survive, our freedom will endure, and Old Glory will wave honorably everyday across this country reminding us that we are one nation under God.Steve Blackmon, PhDGlen St. Mary Theres a lot were thankful for in my house this year and I think thats probably true throughout the county. The thing about being thankful is that I have some Facebook friends who are tak ing the month of November to do what they call a Gratitude Journal. What a great idea. So many times we read about bad things or see terrible stories on the news. But sometimes its heartwarming to read the things that other people are grateful for and realize that there is a lot around us that is good. So, though Ill try not to get maudlin, here are some of the things that Ive been happy about this year. We got some wonderful news this past week about my father-in-law Carl Norman. Earlier this year, doctors discovered that Carl had a rare cancer in his appendix and had to remove it. Hes been struggling through chemotherapy. Carl has always been a big guy, in fact his nickname has always been Big Carl. But the chemo really hit him hard and he lost a lot of weight and became pretty frail to the point where he had trouble walking. Its of us to see. But the chemo was worth it. Last week he got scanned and he is cancer free. Just looking at the change those two words cancer free had on his demeanor has been incredible. His humor is back, hes gaining weight and speaking of weight, its like one has been removed from our shoulders. Im of course thankful for my family. They are my joy and Kelley and I are so proud of the school system teaching English and biology and doing a great job and its so special to work with two of my children. You cant imagine. Spencer is a senior at the University of Florida in public relations and quite a character. Saturday he managed Gator football game by attaching himself to the marching band. One of our friends, Kim Wells Keck, was a majorette when she was at Florida and her husband Paul heads up the drum line. was busy so Spencer volunteered to watch their young son Taiko. When they all went Spencer. We have a wedding in our future that is taking up a lot of Kelleys time and effort. Sara Beth is getting married to Aaron Summers in the spring. Its been very eye-opening for me. Planning a wedding takes the same logistics and planning as a military campaign. Theres pher all of which have to be booked months in advance. I do my best to just stay out of the way. Thats good advice I can give to any dad. We have a new pet. Now, that doesnt seem like big news until you realize what it is. Its a turtle and my wife loves it more than me. She talks to it and it reacts like it was a puppy and not a turtle. It lives in a big 50-gallon aquarium and when it sees her walk into the room it will scurry if turtles can scurry over to her and prop up on its shell against the glass and look at her. I never would have believed it if I hadnt seen it. It eats out of her hand. My wife the Turtle Whisperer. Im thankful for where I live. Im talking both of Baker County and the good ole USA. We had a contentious election, but other than nut cases talking secession more on that in next weeks column the democratic process worked as it should. You may not like the outcome but the process continues to work as it has for almost 250 years. The older I get the more impressed I am with the Founding Fathers. They might not have gotten everything right, but it is by far and away the best system of anywhere in the world. I have lived in this county for 30 years and though that doesnt make me a native in some peoples eyes I feel like one and dont want to live anywhere else. Whenever I go out I get waves and hellos from people I know and some I dont. I know I can depend on folks if Im broken down by the side of the road and its been a great place to raise a family. I am particularly thankful for my wife Kelley. She has been beside me through thick and thin for more than 30 years and I am blessed every day by being married to her. If youve got a wife (or husband) even half as good as mine, dont let a day go by where dont tell them what a blessing they are to your life. Happy Thanksgiving. MY SIDE OF THE MATTERROBERT GERARD IMPRESS I ONSJim McG auley Dont get caught in holiday hype Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm NO EXCEPTIONS!
ursday, November 22, 2012 T B C P Page 5 Page 4 T B C P ursday, November 22, 2012BAKER CORREC TIONAL DEVEL OPMENT CORPORA TION COUNTRY FEDERALCREDIT UNION Christmas is coming...are you ready?Get a headstart on your Christmas shopping and earn rewards with our low rateVisa Card. e more you spend, the more rewards you earn! rf Open 24/7 @ www.countryfcu.comRATES AS LOW AS7.24%APR You are invited to First Baptist Church of Macclennys Come and join us as we give thanks for all weve been blessed with.Thursday, Nov. 22 from noon2:00 pmat the First Baptist Church of Macclennys Family Life Center A reservation is not needed but you are welcome to RSVP at 259-2933ThanksgivingDinnner Treatment rooms are private and con dential. Happy Thanksgiving to your family from ours! 4 IMPLANTS TO SECURE YOUR EXISTING LOWER DENTUREAll work done in our Macclenny of ce, no referrals or driving to Jacksonville! Melissa Taylor, R.D.H. Dr. Carter, D.M.D IMPLANT CONSULTATION INCLUDING X-RAYS FREE$175 VALUE You are cordially invited to attend our 21st annualOld-Fashioned Christmas Open Houseat the historicFranklin MercantileCR 125 & Franklin St., Glen St. MaryFriday, Nov. 23 & Saturday, Nov. 2410:00 am 5:00 pm Hot cider and bread pudding will be served.Come experience the holiday charm of a by-gone era, featuring hundreds of original, handcrafted ornaments personalized while you shop. Faith, family & friend gifts. Fenton glass, antiques, collectibles & much more!259-6040 FRUITCAKESNew Life Church of GodMildred Lipnick 910-4441, Geraldine Altman 259-2608 New Life Church Office 259-6360Visit our booth at the Christmas Parade Dec. 1 THEYRE READY! Cakes are full of pineapples, cherries & pecans and the City of Macclenny they did not intend to go forward with his letter, which he presented to the board on the evening of November 13. The city manager further stated that City Attorney Frank Maloney and other lawyers consulted on the matter agreed that, in their collective legal opinion, the contract contained no provision requiring Mr. Boyette to get the companys permission to sell the land. City officials acknowledged that they could initiate condemnation proceedings to force the sale of the property under the law of eminent domain, which gives governments the right to seize private property for public pur poses. However, Mr. Maloney advised against such a measure due to its potentially expensive and legally complicated nature, requiring a 12-member jury to ultimately determine how much must be paid for a piece of property, including possible reim bursement of legal fees to the unwilling seller. Instead, Mr. Maloney recommended suing Rayonier for breach of contract. First, however, the city would have to acquire Mr. Boyettes contract through a legal procedure assigning the document to against Rayonier for failure of ney said. He told commissioners that he was still waiting to hear back from Mr. Boyettes attorney. Under such a scenario, he said, Macclenny would not have to pay Mr. Boyette any money until it actually acquired ownership of the property. ther comment on November 14, Mr. Maloney said Mr. Boyettes contract with Rayonier legally obligated the company to sell the land to Mr. Boyette by a certain date in August and clearly allowed him to turn around and sell it to anybody he wanted to; there were no restrictions. However, the city attorney said, Rayonier contacted Mr. Boyette just before the deadline date and told him the deal was off. That, Mr. Maloney said, con stitutes a breach of contract. The city plans to spray up to 50,000 gallons of treated wastewater, or sludge, each week on the site after terminating an agreement with the owner of farmland north of Glen St. Mary where the city has been hauling the material for years. A decision was made last year to seek property that the city became concerned when they learned that the owner of the present sludge site near Cuyler had been allowing other entities to dump their wastewater on the same property. The purchase price sought by Mr. Boyette for the 114 acres is the loan amount at $550,000 to include related expenses, including engineering, permitting fees and fencing. The city manager said the city has invested up to $30,000 so far on soil samples, a site survey and an environmental review. sulting engineer for many years, urged commissioners to proceed with plans as soon as possible to acquire the Rayonier property, which he has said previously is an ideal site for land application of treated wastewater. There is a public need for to have this property. I urge you to pursue whatever avenues are available. F rom page 1Rayonier wants out of land salefunds after being driven to Macclenny by another subject he knew only as Slim who was waiting in the parking lot in a green Ford Crown Victoria. A sweep of the parking lot turned up no such vehicle. tion as to why the group did not go to a Walmart in Jacksonville, nor why he was in possession of makeup in such large quantities. He was booked at county jail for felony dealing in stolen property viewed, and that he produced a small baggie of pot from a pants pocket. the merchandise presented for refund had not been entered into the chains computer system, suggesting that it may have been stolen in transit, perhaps from a hijacked semi-trailer. F rom page 1 Temporary 229 bridge opening in DecemberTom Slater (foreground) sights in an elevation with Mark Brown at the north end of the Greens Creek bridge over CR 229 south of Sanderson last week. The temporary span (above) being constructed for $861,000 is expected to open in mid-December, thus eliminating the detour that has been in eect since Tropical Storm Debby last summer. The contractor for the temporary structure is Hal Johns of Jacksonville, the same rm that built the CR 125 bridge over the South Prong of the Little St. Marys River last year. Gina Busscher, spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Transpor tations district oce in Lake City, said bids for the permanent bridge will be let in March. Both it and the temporary bridge are funded by federal disaster money, and the new bridge is expected to cost about $2.3 million.JOEL ADDINGT ON N EWS EDIT OR firstname.lastname@example.org Corporation is slowing building back up its reserve fund and remains on pace to make a hefty bond payment next February. able to make interest-only payments without any penalties on the $45 million bonded to build Complex north of Macclenny, which begin operations in 2009. has been making principal payments too, in an effort to whittle down the size of the multimillion-dollar payment due in less than two months to the bond trustee, the Bank of Oklahoma, and save on accrued interest. tors quarterly meeting Novembond fund, used to make principle and interest payments, stands at $2,084,716. We are on track for February, 2013 to pay $1.6 million in interest and $1.3 million in principle, Mr. Cox told the four board members present for last weeks gathering. vice president Larry Payne, for mer county commissioner Alex Robinson and former schoolsuperintendent Paul Barton, all board members, were present. Treasurer Paul Whitehead and cally attends, were absent. In addition to the bond paysquirreling away about $28,000 a month into a reserve fund that holds about $1.4 million today, or roughly 37 percent of the sum it should have per its agreement with bondholders, $3.7 million. At the current rate of saving, it will take almost seven years before reaching the target. Weve been doing that for two years now and the Bank of with that, Mr. Cox said. Bond payments and operating reserves during start-up when far fewer federal inmates arrived than originally projected. were in a pretty bad hole but were about to be out of it, said Mr. Cox. He also said the Bank of Oklahoma and Jim Swan of Bergen Capital, which represents the bondholders, are very pleased with the performance weve had so far. Very, very pleased. He explained that the bonds are trading at or near 100 percent of their original value after falling to 85 percent of their original valAnxious investors, perhaps concerned about the American and European debt crises, have been seeking out bonds in recent years because, though return of investments are lower, theyre viewed as safer bets than stocks, dent. But, he said, thats also helped expects the situation to persist for four more years or so. The bonds are separated into three groups with varying principle amounts, maturity dates and $3,565,000 at 6 percent interest comes due February 1. Thats going to happen, Mr. Cox said of repaying bondholders of bonds. The next group of bonds are more expensive, however; totaling $5,870,000 at 6.4 percent interest with a maturity date of February 1, 2017. Thats the negative part about that, he said. Still, with inmate counts remaining well above 400, revenue posted $1,416,050 in net income, distributed at the meeting. The amount was 7.47 percent more than budgeted due the higher-than-expected volume of inmates housed at the jail. The 512-bed facility averaged 439 prisoners a day though 425 was the average assumed for budgetary purposes. Weve had a pretty good but he was quick to note that net income does not translate into cash in hand because the $1.4 million figure does not reflect principal payments or assets pur The $14,033,156 in revenue for the year was 3.9 percent more than budgeted, though payroll expenses of $4,390,295 were 6.3 percent more than anticipated. That was the growth [in inKnabb commented on the payroll jump. The board approved the quarto amend last years budget to prisoners. Mr. Cox explained the $269,810 change was needed to avoid a comment from auditors regarding a discrepancy between the sheriffs office books and He said that jail personnel are technically sheriffs employees, but those costs are reimbursed by Its just a formality we have to books, said Mr. Cox. He also informed the board how a roughly $3.8 million advance payment from the county in October for housing local in year is being invested. The best return, Mr. Cox explained, was found with a Raymond James Investments acearn $33,000 over 12 months, an amount that wouldve been higher if a portion of the funds werent needed monthly for operational expenses. The $3.8 million payment was the result of a prepayment deal County Commission to save the county 5 percent on the annual bill for housing local prisoners. The county had been paying the bill quarterly and receiving a 2 percent discount, or about $80,000. The new arrangement will save the county some $200,000 a year.On track for $2.9 bond debt JOEL ADDINGT ON N EWS EDIT OR email@example.com Baker County, the state and the nation, all dipped last month, but only here did the labor force shrink between September and October. An estimated 40 workers dropped out of the local labor force and four fewer had jobs, but 99 more workers were added to the employment rolls; leading to Baker Countys 6.7 percent un employment rate for October, the latest jobs report from the Floriportunity shows. Octobers rate was the low est here since November 2008 (6.6%), well below the October 2011 rate (10%) and somewhat down from the September, 2012 Across the state, meanwhile, the size of the labor force grew by an estimated 3000, and nation ally by 706,000, while the number with jobs rose by 45,000 in Florida and more than 700,000 in the US. Those estimates coupled with drops in joblessness by 42,000 people statewide and 1000 nationwide resulted in smaller declines in unemployment. Floridas rate fell 2 percent between October 2011 and October 2012 and only four-tenths of a percent from last September. The US jobless estimated dropped just one-tenth of a percent from the previous month and 1 percent since October of last year. Baker County saw the second lowest October unemployment rate in the region behind St. Johns County (6.4%) and the regional jobless rate (7.8%) hit 2008 (7.3%). Putnam County kept its distinction has the locale with the highest unemployment rate in the region at 10.3 percent for October. services sectors have seen the most job growth this year in Northeast Florida, adding an estimated 2300 jobs. Education and health, leisure and hospitality, and trade, transportation and utilities have also experience positive growth. Manufacturing and govern ment jobs have not fared well, losing an estimated 500 jobs and 400 jobs, respectively. adjusted for seasonal employment shifts and come from the states Labor Market Statistics Center. Out of County SubscribersFed up with your copy of The Press arriving late, or not at all? We have a cost-effective solution to your problem.Subscribe to our E edition @ www.bakercountypress.com
ursday, November 22, 2012 T B C P Page 7 Page 6 T B C P ursday, November 22, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 02-2012-CA-0192 COUNTRY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, A Federal Credit Union, Plaintiffs, vs. YOLANDA T. RAY, n/k/a YOLANDA T. MANLEY and KEVIN A. MANLEY, Her husband, et al. ______________________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Baker County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Baker County, Florida, described as follows: Parcel ID# 36-2S-20-0000-0000-0714 A parcel of land located in the East of Government Lot 14 in Section 36, Township 2 South, Range 20 East, Baker County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest corner of the East half of Government Lot 14and run thence N 86o37 E, along the North line of said Lot 14 and the North line of lands described in Ofcial Record Book (ORB) 32, page 319, of the Ofcial Records of Baker County, Florida, a distance of 210.00 feet to a concrete monument marking the NE corner of said ORB 32, page 319 and being also the NW corner of lands described in ORB 211 Pages 9 and 10 and also lands recorded in Ofcial Records Instrument (ORI) No 200500002273, all in said Ofcial Records and the Point of Beginning of the herein described lands, thence continue N 86o37 E, along the North line of said lands described in ORB 211, page 10, a distance of 105.00 feet; thence S 00o23 E, along the East line of lands described in ORI 200500002273, a distance of 210.00 feet to the SE corner of said lands recorded in ORI 200500002273; thence S 86o37 W, along the South line of lands described in ORB 211, Page 10, a distance of 105.00 feet to a concrete monument marking the SW corner of said lands recorded in ORI 200500002273 and being also the SE corner of lands described in said ORB 32, Page 319; thence N 00o23 W, along the East line of said lands described in ORB 32, page 319, a distance of 210.06 feet to the Point of Beginning. Less and Except 25.00 feet road right-ofway and utility easement along the North line of property. Being the same lands described in Ofcial Records Instrument No. 200500002273 of the Ofcial Records of Baker County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the front door of the Baker County Courthouse, Macclenny, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 18, 2012. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 20th day of November, 2012. T.A. AL FRASER CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Tabitha Wilson Deputy Clerk Frank E. Maloney, Jr., P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff 445 East Macclenny Avenue Macclenny, FL 32063 11/22-29c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2009-CA-000231 BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL T. ROBERTS, et al., Defendant(s)., ____________________________________/ NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment Scheduling Foreclosure Sale entered on November 19, 2012 in this case now pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the front door of the BAKER County Courthouse, 339 E. Macclenny Ave., Macclenny, FL 32063 at 11:00 a.m., on the 22 day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 2, BLOCK 2, OWENS ACRES, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 32, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 103 JACQUELINE CIRCLE, MACCLENNY, 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 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. ENTERED at BAKER County, Florida, this 20 day of NOVEMBER, 2012. Al Fraser As Clerk, Circuit Court BAKER, Florida By:Tabitha Wilson As Deputy Clerk SPEAR & HOFFMAN P.A. Dadeland Executive Center 9700 South Dixie Highway, Suite 610 Miami, Florida 33156 Telephone: (305) 670-2299 11/22-29c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 022012CA000125 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff, vs. GARY E. MCGINNIS A/K/A GARY E. MCGINNIS, II; JENNIFER L. MCGINNIS; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. _____________________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): GARY E. MCGINNIS A/K/A GARY E. MCGINNIS, II 5913 CHARLIE ROWE DRIVE MACCLENNY, FLORIDA 32063 (LAST KNOWN ADDRESS) JENNIFER L. MCGINNIS 5913 CHARLIE ROWE DRIVE MACCLENNY, FLORIDA 32063 (LAST KNOWN ADDRESS) YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: Parcel 1 : A part of Section 31, Township 2 South, Range 22 East, Baker County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northeast comer of the South 1/2 of the East 3/4 of said Section 31; thence S 89 W along the Northerly line of said South 1/2 of the East 3/4 of Section 31, 60.30 feet to an intersection with the Westerly right of way line of State Road No. 23A; thence S 00 E, along said westerly right of way line, 907.82 feet, thence N 89 W, 536.34 feet; thence N00 W, 123.89 feet; thence N 89 W, 208.77 feet to the Point of beginning; thence continue N 89 57 W, 208.77 feet, thence S 00 E, 208.77 feet, thence S89 E, 208.77 feet, thence N 00 W, 208.77 feet to the Point of Beginning. Parcel 2: Commence at the Northeast corner of the South 1/2 of the East 3/4 of said Section 31, Township 2 South, Range 22 East, thence S 89 W, along the Northerly line of said South 1/2 of the East 3/4 of Section 31, 60.30 feet to an intersection with the Westerly right of way line of State Road No. 23A; thence S00 E along said Westerly right of way line, 1197.01 feet; thence N 89 W, 747.57 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue N 89 W, 208.77 feet, thence N 00 W, 208.77 feet, thence S 89 E, 208.77 feet, thence S 00 E, 208.77 feet to the Point of Beginning. TOGETHER WITH THE FOLLOWING EASEMENT: A 30 foot easement for ingress and egress across a part of Section 31, Township 2 South, Range 22 East, Baker County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northeast comer of the South 1/2 of the East 3/4 of said Section 31; thence S 89 W along the Northerly line of said South 1/2 of the East 3/4 of Section 31, 60.30 feet to an intersection with the Westerly right of way line of State Road No. 23A; thence S 00 E along said Westerly right of way line, 877.81 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue S 00 E, 30.01 feet; thence N 89 W, 536.34 feet; thence N 00 W, 123.89 feet; thence N 89 W, 626.31 feet; thence N 00 W, 30.01 feet; thence S 89 E, 656.49 feet; thence S 00 E, 124.16 feet; thence S 89 E, 506.39 feet to the Point of Beginning. a/k/a 5913 CHARLIE ROWE DRIVE, MACCLENNY, FLORIDA 32063has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Kahane & Associates, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000, Plantation, FLORIDA 33324 on or before December 16, 2012, a date which is within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice in the BAKER COUNTY PRESS and le 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. This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 339 East MacClenny Avenue, 1st Floor, MacClenny, FL 32063, Phone No. (904) 259-8113 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 15th day of November, 2012. AL FRASER As Clerk of the Court By: Tabitha Wilson As Deputy Clerk Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste.3000 Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486 Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 11/22-29c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Bank of America, National Association, Successor by Merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Case #: 2012-CA-000013 Plaintiff, -vs.Edwin Paul Drew and Jeanna Lynn Drew, Husband and Wife; City of MacClenny, Florida Defendant(s). ___________________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 7, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2012-CA-000013 of the Circuit Court of the 8th Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida, wherein Bank of America, National Association, Successor by Merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P., Plaintiff and Edwin Paul Drew and Jeanna Lynn Drew, Husband and Wife are defendant(s), I, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE EAST DOOR OF THE BAKER COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 339 EAST MACCLENNY AVENUE, MACCLENNEY, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. January 07, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 19, BLOCK 8, E. R. RHODENS ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF MACCLENNY, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 4, OF THE CURRENT PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. 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. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator;201 East University Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, Florida 32601 (352) 491-4490 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notication of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. AL FRASER CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Baker County, Florida TABITHA WILSON DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACH, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 11/15-22c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Bank of America, National Association Case #: 2012-CA-000033 Plaintiff, -vs.Sharron L. Braziel-Marshall; Frederick S. Marshall, Sr.; Cypress Pointe of MacClenny Homeowners Association, Inc. Defendant(s). ____________________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 7, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2012-CA-000033 of the Circuit Court of the 8th Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida, wherein Bank of America, National Association, Plaintiff and Sharron L. Braziel-Marshall are defendant(s), I, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE EAST DOOR OF THE BAKER COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 339 EAST MACCLENNY AVENUE, MACCLENNEY, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, BETWEEN 11:00 A.M. AND 2:00 P.M. on January 28, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 49, CYPRESS POINTE, UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 90 THROUGH 92, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. 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. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator;201 East University Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, Florida 32601 (352) 491-4490 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notication of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. AL FRASER CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Baker County, Florida Tabitha Wilson DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACH, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700, (561) 998-6707 11/15-22c US 90 MINI STORAGE 781 EAST MACCLENNY AVENUE MACCLENNY, FL. 32063 Phone (904) 259-9022 The following units containing household items such as furniture, appliances, etc., will be sold by public auction at 12:00 pm December 15, 2012 to satisfy back rent. The following tenants can claim their property back if rent is paid before this date: Name Unit # Deantonia Reed 22 Sheree J. Wunn 26 Patricia Gunter 28 Amber Raylene Marshall 32 Jack Rhoden Jr. 39 Robert Engel 43 Tim Marlow 46 Tommy Lewis Hilliard 48 Marie Powell 55 Margaret Willing Christopherson 67 Ronald Hayden 72 11/22-29c ALL-SAFE MINI STORAGE 190 SOUTH LOWDER STREET MACCLENNY, FLORIDA 32063 904-259-3565 The following units containing household items such as furniture, appliances, etc., will be sold by public auction at 10:00 am November 26, 2012 to satisfy back rent. The following tenants can claim their property back if rent is paid before this date: Name Unit # Robert Hines 123, 125, 127 Tony Burham 307 Heather Jennings 131F 11/15-22c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 02-2011 CA 202 TD BANK, N.A., a national banking association, Plaintiff, v. HIGGINBOTHAM BROTHERS HEATING & AIR, INC., a Florida corporation, JOHN DAVID HIGGINBOTHAM, III and BRYAN L. HIGGINBOTHAM and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION, Defendants. ____________________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 7, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 02-2011 CA 202 of the Circuit Court of the 8th Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at Baker County Courthouse, 339 E. Macclenny Avenue, Room 113, Macclenny, FL 32063 at 11:00 a.m. on the 28th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to-wit: Lots 1 and 4, Block 45, TOWN OF MACCLENNY, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Deed Book D, Page(s) 799, Public Records of Baker County, Florida. Lots 5 and 8, Block 45, TOWN OF MACCLENNY, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Deed Book D, Page(s) 799, Public Records of Baker County, Florida. 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 le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 9 day of November, 2012. AL FRASER As Clerk of the Court By:Tabitha Wilson Deputy Clerk Richard B. Storfer, Esquire Rice Pugatch Robinson & Schiller, P.A. 101 NE 3rd Avenue, Suite 1800 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33301 Telephone (954) 462-8000 11/15-22c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 02-2012-CA-0173 MARY JEAN SMITH Plaintiff, vs. JEROME GIVENS and IRMA ANTIONETT GIVENS, et al., Defendant. _____________________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Baker County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Baker County, Florida, described as follows: Parcel No: 02-3S-20-0154-0000-0050 Lot 5, Circle G Estates, Unit 1, according to plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, page 16 of the public records of Baker County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the front door of the Baker County Courthouse, Macclenny, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on December 4, 2012. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 8th day of November, 2012. T.A. AL FRASER CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Tabitha Wilson Deputy Clerk Frank E. Maloney, Jr., P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff 445 East Macclenny Avenue Macclenny, FL 32063 11/15-22c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 02-2012-CA-000063 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Plaintiff, vs. BRIAN S. DUTCHER; MYLEA N. DUTCHER; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. _______________________________________/ AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Baker County, Florida, will on the 10th day of December 2012, at 11:00am At the East door of the Baker County Courthouse, in Macclenny, Florida offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in Baker County, Florida: LOT 15, BLOCK 1, COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THERE OF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 49, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must le a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and ofcial seal of said Court this 6th day of November, 2012. If you are a person with a disability who needs accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, for the provision of the certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 339 E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063, Telephone (904) 259-3121 within 2 working days of your receipt of this document. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By:Tabitha Wilson Deputy Clerk Elizabeth K. Baird Butler & Hosch, P.A. 3185 S. Conway Rd., Ste. E Orlando, Florida 32812 (407) 381-5200 11/22-29c US 90 MINI STORAGE 781 EAST MACCLENNY AVENUE MACCLENNY, FL. 32063 Phone (904) 259-9022 The following units containing household items such as furniture, appliances, etc., will be sold by public auction at 9:00 am December 15, 2012 to satisfy back rent. The following tenants can claim their property back if rent is paid before this date: Name Unit # Frank Vickers 2 Roy Clark 17 Lisa Curtiss 18 Talia Enrica Hill 20 Kimberlly Robin Starling 21 Hazel C. Guthrie 34/46 Jennifer Bursed 63 Michelle Brannon 84 11/22-29c Grant Funds Please be advised that the Baker County Fire Department has received a Title III grant from the USDA Forest Service. Funds from this grant will be used to purchase and equip a rewise trailer. The trailer will be equipped with tools needed to help homeowners maintain a re safe zone around their homes. Funds will also be used to educate homeowners and youth groups in the rewise program and to conduct rewise events. Please be advised that the public has 45 days to comment on the expenditures of this grant. Comments must be submitted to Richard Dolan, Fire Chief at (904) 259-0231 on or before January 7, 2013 at 5:00pm. 11/15-22c LEGA L NOTICES Woodlawn Kennels Quality Professional Care ....... . . . . . . .................. Anderson Quality ROOFING Metal & Shingle Reroofs & Roof Repairs Your hometown contractor! LIC.#RC00670032593300IN GOD WE TRUST.LICENSED & INSUREDLIC.#RB0067070LLC SantaPet Photos with Santa Sponsored by Heroes for Homeless Animals $5.00 You can put your baby on Facebook! 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MIKE ANDERSON PR ESS ST AFF Macclenny city commissioners voted unanimously on November Services, a Callahan-based solid waste collection company, for automated trash pickup for about 2,100 residential customers and 179 commercial accounts. about outsourcing a public ser vice to private enterprise, but they agreed that turning over the operation to a private company would save the city money. residential pickup once a week for $5.93 per household, would actually result in real dollar savings of around $35,000 a year. Its an excellent bid that we son said, adding that research his staff had conducted into Adtices revealed the company has earned high marks for custom er service. Commissioner Phil Rhoden said he was not a fan of outsourcing, but he saw more positives in the proposed contract than concerns. For one thing, he said, the city would know what its solid waste disposal costs will be presently it doesnt. Under the proposed terms of posal would have to stick to its years. Since the companys bid was substantially lower than two other competitors, some questioned whether it had submitted citys business, with the intention of jacking up the price in a year or so. ager. We did it at a cost we can live with, Mr. Shepler told city commissioners. And I can assure you, you will be happy with the service. To emphasize his position that the companys offer was sincere, and citizens in the audience that the contract will be honored, adding: Please dont think this a short term price. However, an escalator factor tied to the Consumer Price Index will be determined during the ne gotiating process that will enable the company to increase its costs Itll be a percentage of the rabi, the citys consulting engineer said. While commercial customers would continue to have the same collection frequency, depending upon the volume of refuse generated by their businesses, residential customers will have to get used to their garbage being picked up only once a week in stead of twice. The good news, however, is nish at least one 95-gallon trash can for each residence at no charge. Thats about three times larger than normal size garbage cans. And the companys drivers, who operate a mechanical arm that picks up the trash cans and empties them into the truck before placing the container back onto the ground, will get out of trucks and haul the cans to the curb side for disabled residents. tate broker, lauded the citys deci sion to outsource solid waste collection as a cost-cutting measure. Im all in favor of this, Mr. Collins said. I think its long overdue. But not everyone was on board with the concept. Some business owners in the audience expressed concerns about rising commer cial trash pickup costs and possibly a decline in service. clenny Tire on 6th Street at the railroad track, said he presently has his trash picked up by the city twice a week, including many cardboard boxes that he usually has piled around his trash container. I dont know that I can stand said. Myron Thomas, Advanced could offer up to three pickups a week at his business and provide him with enough containers to hold all his trash. There would be a cost associated with each container load. val said. My costs are going to go up. Is that fair? The citys consulting engineer, cial customers could haul their own cardboard boxes off to the dump to avoid having to pay Admaterial. I dont want to have to haul dont want my garbage (costs) going up. that whether the city continues in the trash collection business or turns the service over to a private contractor, everybodys costs are going to go up (eventually). negotiations with Advanced and report back to the board next month. In other business, the commission: cer Nabors, the contractor heading up the citys substandard housing rehabilitation program funded by a federal Community said repairs have already been completed on three homes, anothers are about 50 percent complete. The board authorized Mr. Nabors to commence with the next round of contracts on six more houses. Construction is expected to begin the last week of November. nett received a plaque from the Florida League of Cities congrat ulating him for being on the city board 25 years.M ACCLENNY CITY C OMMISSIONGreen light for garbage pickup contractPolice arrested a Macclenny man the evening of November 15 for leaving an accident scene in the north city and driving with a suspended license. he responded to an accident re port about 8 pm at North 7th and Shuey, and stopped a 1999 Chevrolet pickup driven by Michael Prevatt, 30, after getting a description from a witness. The pickup had collided with another vehicle and, according to a witness interviewed later, Mr. Prevatt got out and surveyed damage before driving north on the damaged truck as the suspect attempted to turn into a driveway. Mr. Prevatt admitted he didnt have a license and said hed recently been released from prison. The deputy learned that one a drunk driving accident with property damage. The afternoon of Novem responded to a careless driving complaint on Morris Ave. in north Macclenny and arrested sonville on a warrant in Escam bia County for failing to pay child support. ing a four-wheeler in the neighborhood. uty Clements Leo arrested William Clark, 41, of Glen St. Mary early on November 16 after learning he was wanted in both Baker and Clay counties for failure to pay child support. The officer stopped a 1994 Honda driven by the suspect on US 90 in Glen just after 2 am when it swerved out of a travel lane. Mr. Clark was ticketed for that offense as well. St. Mary was already in county jail when served on November 13 with a warrant from Monroe County for failure to appear in court on a charge of possessing narcotics equipment. clenny was an inmate at county jail when served on November 16 with an Orange County warrant for violating probation on a grand theft charge. ing that a Glen St. Mary woman and several others entered an vacant residence on Brown Rd. in Macclenny and made off with nearly $400 in property belonging to a former occupant. Victim Stacy Thomas received a tip from a neighbor that afternoon about 3:45 that Tamera Courtney, 27, and four others entered the house and were removing items. Ms. Thomas called police and both with the suspects. Ms. Courtney is an ex-girlfriend of Ms. Thomas current boyfriend, and was banned from the property off SR 121 south of Interstate 10 via a trespass order. dress in Glen and she admitted taking property that included childrens ed she assumed she could do so because most of the items belong to her ex-boyfriends son. Ms. Courtney returned the property valued at $395, and the crimiThe others were not charged. In other reports, several items were reported stolen from the residence of Charles Spitzer on Copper Gate Place in northwest Macclenny overnight on November 14. ing when someone entered his garage and took a hand sander. A pond light and solar light were missing from the back yard, as were two koi A screen appeared to have been slashed but nothing was missing from inside a rear porch. taken from an unoccupied residence on Barber Rd. between November 15-17. A neighbor alerted the owner after noticing a window screen askew. on the property. nal complaint for damaging a purse and camera belonging to Caitlin Bonham when they went to her residence on W. Michigan St. in Macclenny the afternoon of November 18. events about their involvement. The purse was thrown into a bathtub and soaked with water. A county deputy arrested two men near Taylor the morning of November 14 and charged them with attempting to steal a culvert valued at more than $350. responded to a report of suspicious activity about 10:30 and confronted Jerry Frog Wilkerson, 36, and Kyle Holton, 21, both of Glen St. Mary, at a location near CR 125 and O.C. Horne Rd. The two had placed an 8-foot section of the pipe onto a trailer, earthed and had ripped a 10-foot section from its seam. Mr. Wilkerson said he thought the pipe was old and belonged to no one, and intended to sell it Mobley said the driveway lead to locate the owner. Both were charged with grand theft and criminal mischief. Mr. Holton faces an additional count of resisting police by initially giving a false name. In another theft, $1800 worth of property was removed from a fenced-in rear porch at the Country Club Lounge on SR 121 in south Macclenny overnight on November 14. Employee Angela Norton reRobert Aberly said it appeared a section of the fence had been pulled back to gain entry. Among the inventory of missing items were a television, motor bike and cookers. Thieves struck again at a contractors work truck south of Sanderson, stealing 300 feet of welding leads valued at $1500 overnight on November 12. The same material, along with tools, were taken at the same location off CR 229 in early October. The property belongs to W.W. Gay Mechanical Contractors of Jacksonville and was on a truck assigned to employee George Parrish. cured the materials with a lock and chain at the behest of his employer. The chain was severed and lying on the truck bed. Welding leads are valuable for their copper content that can be turned into cash at scrap yards. In other thefts involving vehicles, Willie Graham Sr. of Macclenny reported to police on November 15 that a check stolen from the glove box of his vehicle was presented at Vystar Credit Union, but not cashed. the check was torn from his checkbook and forged. It was written for $350, made out to Jaron St. Juste and unsigned. The vehicle was parked at Mr. Grahams residence on Quail Lane in the south city. broken out of the drivers side door. Nothing appeared to be missing. residence on CR 127 the morning of November 12. Victim insists on charge for thes PHOTO A ND INFORM A TION COURTESY OF TERES A TURK A ND DEDR A CA RRINGTON Christmas pageant... The 20th annual Macclenny Christmas Queen Pageant was held the evening of November 16 at the middle school auditorium and the evening drew 72 contestants in the various age categories. The winning contestants were (back row, l-r) Dreamy Stewart, Lake Lewis, Amber Welborn, Queen Whit ney Moore, Makayla Luke, Makenzie Rhoden, Blayne Fraser, (front) Lillian Grace Jewell, Isabella Gray, Emily Lindsey, Chloe Johnson, Whitley Mobley. The queen and her court will grace the upcoming Christmas Parade in downtown Macclenny the night of December 1. PHOTO COURTESY OF CONGRESSM A N ANDER CRENSH A WS OFFICE Macclenny veteran among those lauded for service in Gulf WarNavy veteran Dean Burger of Macclenny (pictured above) was among the 96 veterans from Northeast Florida honored by Congressman Ander Crenshaw at the Naval Air Station Jacksonville Ocers Club on November 8. The event recognized veterans who served in the rst Iraq war consisting of Op eration Desert Storm and Operation Desert Shield, and received Southwest Asia Service Medals. Rep. Crenshaw was joined by Vice Admiral and Chief of Naval Personnel Scott Van Buskirk in presenting each veteran with the 2012 Veterans Special Recognition Certicate. The ceremony also included a reading of Old Glory, a 21-gun salute and the playing of taps. Brave Americans all, they answered the call of duty and served a grateful nation alongside our allies in the First Gulf War, the congressman said in a statement. Let us nev er forget that our nations greatness is drawn from the blood and sacrices of honorable and courageous men and women. I thank each of our honorees for standing in the face of incredible danger and hardship and give them my deep appreciation. Crenshaw, a member of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, has hosted the event for 11 years now, honoring more than 2000 veterans in the region. 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ursday, November 22, 2012 T B C P Page 9 Page8NO VE M BE R 22, 2012 Joyce Stewart, 78, a lifelong residentJoyce Stewart, 78, of Macclenny died on Friday, November 16, 2012. A lifelong resident of Baker County, Ms. Stew art enjoyed cooking and gardening, spending time at the beach and with her grandchildren and family and friends. She is survived by her husband James Buckshot Stewart of Macclenny; sons Ronald (Jackie) Stewart of Sanderson and Edward (Linda) Stewart of Jacksonville; daughters Te resa Stewart (Keith Lancaster) and Karen (Jack) Walls, both of Jacksonville, and Cindy (Chuck) Tharp of Jacksonville Beach; brothers Johnny (Gracie) Raulerson of Macclenny and Tommy Raulerson of Texas; sisters Alice Parker of Jacksonville and Betty Jean Boyd of Macclenny; nine grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by sisters brother Lester Raulerson. The funeral service was held at 2 pm Tuesday, November 20, at the Glen Friendship Taber nacle with Pastor Albert Starling officiating. Interment followed at Macedonia Cemetery. Forbes Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.Bill Bevis Jr., 81, a native of OlusteeWilliam Gary (Bill) Bevis Jr., 81, of Rome, GA died on November 13, 2012 with his family at his side. He was born on July 21, 1931 in Olustee to the late William Gary Sr. and Gertrude Bevis. Mr. Bevis graduated from the University of Florida in 1954 and served in the Marine Corps. He retired from Inland Romes for estry division. He enjoyed spending time with his family, camping and passing on his love of carpentry and model train sets to his children and grandchildren (Bill built a complete model train set in his shop). He loved his Florida Gators. Mr. Bevis is survived by his wife of 59 years, Barbara Ann; son Bev (Susan) Bevis; daughters Kim (Renee) Waid, Judy (Jay) vis; brothers Lamar (Fern) and Murwin (Liz) Bevis; five grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service for Mr. Bevis was held on Friday, November 16 at West Rome Baptist Church where he was a member. Interment was in Oaknoll Me morial Gardens with the American Legion conducting military graveside rites.Timothy Folsom, 36, of SandersonTimothy Lee Folsom, 36, of Sanderson died on November 14, 2012 at Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital with family by his side. He was born in Jacksonville on May 9, 1976 to Cathy Chipps Self and the late Billy Charles Folsom Sr. He was a resident of Baker County since 1989 and attended Baker County High School. Timothy enjoyed riding ATVs, using CB equipment, playing the guitar, singing country, gospel and bluegrass music, fishing, hunting and spending time with his girls. He was preceded in death by his loving father. He is survived by his loving wife, Christine Benefield Folsom of Sanderson; his mother and step-father Cathy F. (Andrew B.) Self of Macclenny; children Madison Hope Folsom and Hannah May Folsom of Sanderson; brothers Billy and Brian (Lori) Folsom, Andrew (Tammy) Self III, Steven, Robert (Heather) and Thomas Self; sister Tammy Folsom; maternal grandfather Russell Nicholas; good friend Little Vicki; several aunts, uncles and cousins. A funeral service will be held Saturday, November 24 at 1 pm at V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services chapel with pastors Troy Alexander and Tommy Anderson officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service at the funeral home.Alice Gray, 77, dies November 14Alice Ceretha Gray, 77, of Macclenny died on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 with family and friends by her side. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, working outdoors, taking trips to Biloxi to gamble, and most of all spending time with her family. After working many years as a correctional officer, she retired to travel and take care of her husband Frank. Ms. Gray is survived by her son Kenneth Clyde Watts of Gainesville; brothers Fred (Sharon) Wood of Wetumpka, AL and Bobby (Barbara) Wood of Gainesville; son-in-law Bryan Mobley of Macclenny; grandchildren Joel (Beverly) Lauramore of Macclenny, Ceretha AlexanWeddle of Sanderson; and greatand Jordan. She was preceded in death by her husband Franklin Gray, father Joel Marvin Wood, brother JM Wood, and of Macclenny. Alice was many things: a wife, sister and mother, but most importantly she was Nana to everyone she met, to her own grandchildren and to Ricky, many others. The funeral service was held on Saturday, November 17, in the Forbes Funeral Home chapel in Macclenny. Interment followed at Macedonia Cemetery, Macclenny.Funeral Friday for Jimmie HodgesJimmie Lee Hodges Sr., 61, of Macclenny died on November 16, 2012 at his residence. He was born in Jack sonville on July 9, 1951 to Loraine Hodges and the late Earl Hodges. Jimmie was a resident of Macclenny the past 15 years and enjoyed camping, being outdoors and fishing. He also enjoyed sports, NASCAR racing and Gator football. He was preceded in death by his son Timothy Hodges and brother Virgil Hodges. Mr. Hodges is survived by his loving mother of Macclenny; children Anthony L. Hodges of Green Cove Springs, Jimmie Lee Hodges Jr. of Hilliard and Amanda Hodges of Jacksonville; brothers Kenneth and Billy Hodges, both of Macclenny; Brown of Macclenny, and Patricia Wester of St. Augustine; grandchildren Joshua, Hannah, Courtney, Chelsey, Oscar, Andrew and Timothy Jr. The funeral service will be held Friday, November 23, 2012 at 2 pm at V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services chapel with Pastor Mark Cercy officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. 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 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 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 New Hope Church, Inc.23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.Sunday Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Childrens Church 11:00 a.m. Evening Services 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.Pastor J. C. Lauramore welcomes all 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 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 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 MACCLENNY CHURCH OF CHRIST573 S. 5th St. 259-6059Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am Fellowship 10:30 am 11:00 amWorship Services 11:00 am Wed. Bible Study 7:00 pmMinister Sam F. Kitching 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 Joyce Stewart Timothy Folsom Jimmie Hodges Alice GrayMargie Howard, 81, Baldwin nativeMargie Howard, 81, of Macclenny died on Friday, November 16, 2012. A native of Baldwin, Ms. Howard was a lifelong resident of the area. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren. She is survived by sons Albert Hunt Jr. and Keith Hunt, both of Macclenny; brother Harvey Ted Harris of Macclenny; sisen grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Mrs. Howard was preceded in death by her son Craig Hunt. A memorial service for Ms. Howard will be held at a later date. Forbes Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.Nella Richards, 89, county nativeNella Jeanette Richards, 89, of Jacksonville died on November 13, 2012. She was born in Winter Haven, FL to the late Lloyd in Baker County. Mrs. Richards was a longtime resident of Jack sonville and loved to work in her yard. She was a devoted mother and well-loved family member. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband Jack Edward Richards, Sr. of Jacksonville, brother Virgil Harvey and sisters Hazel Taylor and Helen Juanita Taylor, all of Baker County. Mrs. Richards is survived by son Jack Edward Richards Jr. (Sylvia) of Atlanta; grandaughJenne Garrett (Travis); eight great-grandchildren; brother Vernon Harvey (Jackie) and sisof Sanderson; and numerous nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held at noon on Saturday, November 17 niak Springs. The family requests donations to the Tim Tebow Foundation, 2220 CR 210, Suite 108, PMB 317, Jacksonville, FL 32259. Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home in Mandarin was in charge of arrangements.Deepest apologyIn our moment of sorrow, we neglected to include the brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law of uary in last weeks Press. Our heartfelt apology goes out to these family members; it was not our intention to forget anyone. We love you all, and should have included these dear family memPete and Audrey Lauramore, Eugene and Rita Hodges, Jody and Mary Burnham, Frankie and Lynn Burnham.The Darlene Lauramore Family Pat, Wil, Marie, Randy, BrandiIn loving memory of Fred BennettWe love you and miss you every day. LOVING WIFE ANNIESONS DANNY AND FREDDIEGRANDCHLDRENGREAT-GRANDCHILDRENGREAT-GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN In loving memory of Archie CrewsArchie, you are missed more and loved more than words could ever describe. We are left with an emptiness that God is helping us through. You will always be in our hearts and have our love. YOUR L OVING WIFE(SOUL MATE)AND FAMIL Y Thanks so muchNo words can express how grateful our family was to receive the outpouring of prayers and kindness. This helped lift our family in our time of sorrow. Pastors Fred Raulerson and Mike Norman truly touched our hearts with such a beautiful service. God bless each church and the people who filled our table with the most divine foods and sweets. A very heartfelt thank you to Todd Ferreira and his outstanding staff. With a humbling heart, we say thank you all and God bless.The Vonnie Griffis family Willie Griffis, children, Grandchildren, Great-grandchildrenFamily appreciativeJames and Marlene Holmes would like to thank everyone for everything they did for our family following the loss of a wonderful and loving wife and mother, Elizabeth Homes. Thanks also to everyone who sent food and made donations to the family: Bonnie and the Moose Lodge, Eston Monds and Gateway Pest Control, the Macclenny Nursing and Rehab staff. It would take two pages in the paper to include everyone, but God and our family and great friends know who you are.Thanks so much, James Holmes and familyFamily grateful more would like to thank everyone who helped us in our time of loss. A special thank you to hos pice nurse Tom Cannizon, who came each week for nine months medical needs. To everyone who prayed, called, sent cards or flow ers, thank you. A special thanks to the ladies of Calvary Baptist Church for the wonderful meal they provided and served to the funeral. A special thank you to heart-touching service at the funeral, and for all the calls, visits lene over the past years. Thanks also to V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services for their compassion for the family during this sorrowful time.The Darlene Lauramore FamilyThanks so muchIn an instant, my life changed from a normal, everyday one to being diagnosed with lymphoma. Breathtaking as it was, hav ing a 3-year-old daughter and wife, all I could think of was how this journey would turn out. I needed to get things settled and in order. Ive always known the Lord, but hadnt accepted Him as my personal Savior. This was my first and foremost concern, then my family, by finding peace amid the distress of anxiety and a fearful situation. Prayer was a bridge between panic and peace. Having no insurance, my fam ily organized a shotgun raffle. I am so thankful, and want to thank everyone, from the ones who bought tickets, to the Baker County Sheriffs Office, Publix, my church, family and friends. God has opened so many doors for me and my family, and I am thankful for the miracle being performed as we speak. I am thankful for life, my Savior, my family and friends!Bryan Long and family PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON Ms. Harveys 6th graders win pizza party for collecting the most food donations at BCMSTiany Harveys class won the annual BETA club-sponsored Thanksgiving food drive at Baker County Middle School by collecting 482 nonperishable food items. Ms. Harveys sixth graders, including the students pictured above with the donations from students school-wide, will receive a pizza party prize for their eorts. The food will be enough for 10 large baskets from the BETA Club, which is sponsored by Ethel Dowling and Barbara Belleville. Pictured above are (back row from left) Frederick Williams, Jillian Cox, Demi Jones and Zachary Randall, (middle back row from left) Timothy Midyette, Conner Butcher, McKayla Bates, Anastasia Keeney, (middle front row from left) Taylor Orberg, Ashlhynn Harris, Lauren Cales, Hana Ritter, Sandra Gombert, Bailey Dugger, Kendal Manucy and Marcus Dialo. Not pictured from Ms. Harveys class are Brooklyn Rhoden and Reece Wynn. PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON PreK-K Center food drive winners treated to pizza parties, paradeStudents from three kindergarten classes, some of whom are pictured above, will be treated to Little Ceasars pizza parties for bringing in the most donations in the PreK-Kindergarten Centers Thanksgiving food drive. Teacher Kelly McLartys students also won a spot walking in the Lighted Christmas Parade December 1 for collecting 293 items, more than any other class. Children in Kimber Thigpens and Lisa Aldermans classes brought in 151 and 148 items, respectively, to take second and third place in the annual two-week contest that concluded November 16. Among the more unique items that surfaced in the drive for nonperishable food items were canned potato salad, refried beans, salsa and enchilada sauce. The most commons items were canned corn and green beans, but others included cake and mun mixes and soups. Principal Bonnie Jones said the food drive is a great way to teach children about the importance of giving to those in need. Pictured above are (front center) Ethan Rafusy, (middle row from left) Garrett Dugger, Christian Thomas, Logan Wright, Christopher Dugan, Avery Wilkerson, Adam Arroyo, Raelyn Muncy, (back row from left) Gracie Gray, Averie Walker and Madison Petry. December dates for GED testing cember 17, 18 and 19 at the Baker County school districts adult ed building on West Minnesota Ave. behind Keller Intermediate. Registration for the tests will be on November 27 at 6:30 pm, people. It takes at least two hours, and registrants should bring a valid fee is $70 and discounted rates are available for adult ed students currently enrolled in the mum of 12 hours class time. Call Becky Satterwhite at 2590403 with questions. PHOTOS BY JOEL ADDINGTON Keller fetes fall with Friday night festival of gamesKeller Intermediate School students and their families enjoyed a dozen or so carnival games, festive music, cotton candy and other fair-like fare at the schools fall festival the evening of November 16 from 4:30 to 6:30. Principal Deb bie Fraser said the event was all about bringing families to gether to spend quality time together. The games included bean bag tossing, cup stacking, cream pie eating, ring tossing and others. Face painting and train rides were part of the festivities as well. Pictured at right is Mikell Smart, 10, of Macclenny during a cup stacking contest. At top left is James Prescott, 4, of Macclenny at another game; and at left are Jason Holland, 12, (far left) and Taylor McDowell, 10, (middle left) during cream pie eating contest. Recognized for helping diabeticsA Macclenny woman and the Jacksonville physician she works for were honored November 14 with excellence awards from the sociation. medical assistant, was recogfor helping diabetics achieve a better quality of life via lifestyle referrals to education programs and other methods. The two were honored during an event at the downtown Jack Wheaton work at the Baptist PriSandra and husband James live in Macclenny and have two sons, Christopher (Maria) of Macclenny and Tommy (Gynan) of Melrose, and grandchildren Kaylee and Justin Wheaton.Send us your short story contest entriesThe Press is sponsoring a Christmas-theme short story contest open to all Baker County residents. Authors should limit their entries to no more than 1000 words 15. Stories may be dropped off at the newspaper, 104 S. 5th St. in Macclenny, or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a name and contact number with entries. The newspaper staff will judge entries for creativity, style, impact, spelling, grammar and story-telling ability. The winner in each age division 13 and under, 14 to 20, and 21 and older will receive a prize valued at $50. The winning entries will also be published. For more information or questions about the contests, please call Joel Addington at 259-2400. Out of County SubscribersFed up with your copy of The Press arriving late, or not at all? We have a cost-effective solution to your problem.Subscribe to our E edition @ www.bakercountypress.com SHARE Y OUR JO Y & REC ORD Y OUR FAMILY HIST ORY !Submit births, weddings & 50th+ anniversaries via email to email@example.com or at 104 S. 5th St., Macclenny4 week deadline on all submissions. Custom PrintingStationery Invoices Business Cards Envelopes Invitations THE OFFICE MAR T Press Ad Deadline: Monday 5:00 PM Check it out...bakercountypress.com COPIESBlack & white/Full colorT O M110 South Fifth St.
ursday, November 22, 2012 T B C P Page 11 Page 10 T B C P ursday, November 22, 2012 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 accompanied by payment and instructions. They should be mailed to: Class i fied Ads, The Baker County Press, P.O. Box 598, Mac clen ny, FL 32063. We can not assume responsibility for ac curacy of ads or notices given over the telephone. Li a bil i ty for errors in all advertising will be limited to the first publication only. If after that time, the ad continues to run without notification of error by the person or agen cy for whom it was pub lish ed, then that party as sumes full payment re spon sibility. The Baker County Press reserves the right to refuse advertising or any oth er mate ri al which in the opinion of the publisher does not meet standards of publication. 2005 Dodge 2500, 4 door, 4X4, Cummins Diesel; quick sale. $10,000. Terrell Register 904-424-7419. 11/22p New 2012 washer and used dryer, both work well, $400 for both; other assorted stuff. Call Terry 904-591-2916, leave message. 11/22p Tucker Endurance saddle, size 16. Ridden 4 times, beautiful condition. Macclenny area. $1100. 912-843-2603. 11/1522p 1987 Grand Marquis, $600. 904-2398882. 11/22p 2004 Toyota Tundra, 4 door, sprayed -in bed liner, running boards, sun roof, 150,000 miles. One owner; good condition, non-smoker. 904-237-7703. 11/2229p 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 1988 Chevy Blazer, blue, $1000; black drum set, $250; sleeper sofa, $40; bass guitar, $20. 904-586-5791. 11/22p Camille Beckman hand cream, Root candles, unique gift items. Southern Charm 110 S. 5th Street. 259-4140. 4/28tfc Horse bedding material, shavings and saw dust, dry. Delivery available. 2592900. 3/22tfc Ofce Supplies, printer and fax cartridges, rubber stamps and much more. We specialize in hard to nd items. The Ofce Mart, 110 S. 5th Street. 259-3737. 4/28tfc Seasoned rewood. $80, cord. Deliv ered and stacked. Call Bruce 904-8383130. 11/1-12/27p We install 6 seamless gutters. Pressure washing. 259-7335. 8/11tfc Alcoholics anonymous meetings Monday and Friday at 8 pm. Call Wanda 904-9947750. 209 Macclenny Ave. 3/1-12/27p Devoted couple married over 10 years wanting to provide a loving home for your child. If you are pregnant and adoption is an option, please contact our attorney, Alice Murray, FBN 0794325, at 904-7850108 or 1-800-708-8888. 11/8-11/29p 1997 Monterey boat, motor and trailer; 1992 Suzuki motorcycle, Model GSX R 750. Now accepting bids through November 30, 2012. Contact Beth Little at Country Federal Credit Union at 904-653-4453. 11/8-22c Dogs: all types from puppies to adults. Animal Control, $65 adoption fees will apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc Reward-Black female Calico cat. Answers to Mama. Lost near Harrisons vet. 904-945-5710. 11/22p 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 Baker Prevention Coalition is seeking a part-time Coalition Coordinator for implementation of substance abuse prevention initiatives throughout Baker County. Must have a Baccalaureate degree in social work or public health. Good communication skills and knowledge of community preferred. For employment inquires or to send a resume please contact Kerrie Albert at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (904) 277-3699. 11/22p Eagles Nest School Readiness Center is looking for dependable Christian ladies to work part-time or substitute positions. Contact Pastor Mitch Rhoden or Reena Lenier. 259-1199. 11/22-29c Dump truck drivers needed. Must have clean CDL. Call Billy Hodges 904-3348739. 11/22-29p Notice to Readers All real estate advertising in this newspaper 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 accept 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. 32X80 Palm Harbor, 4 BR, 2 BA, land equity only $450. 904-783-4619. 11/22-29c 16X80, little TLC needed, only $6500. 904-783-4619. 11/22-29c Used singlewide, 1100 SF, only $250/ month. 904-783-4619. 11/22-29c I buy and sell destressed homes. All cash. 904-373-1373. 11/22-29p Lot model only, 3 BR, 2 BA, delivered free. Only $275/month. 904-783-4619. 11-22-29c Dollar and a deed can get you a 3 BR, 2 BA. Only $275/month. 904-783-4619. 11/22-29c Great starter home, 2 BR, 1 BA. Only $9900. Delivered free. 904-783-4619. 11/22-29c New 2013 3 BR, 2 BA. Only $275/month. 904-783-4619. 11/22-29c 3.1 acres on St. Marys River. Beautiful white sand beach, sh pond, two sheds, all utilities, well, septic tank, electrical and water. 1263 St. Marys River Bluff Road, on Georgia side of river. $49,900. Call 706-204-8716. 11/22-12/6p 2 acres on Little St. Marys River. 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Page13NO VE M BE R 22, 2012 Page 12 T B C P ursday, November 22, 2012 BOB GERARD | SPOR TS The BCHS Wildcats exploded for 36 points on November 16 to thoroughly outclass CreekWildcats will host district foe Bishop Kenny this Friday in a rematch of the district title game. Kenny defeated Ponte Vedra 16-13 to advance. For the Wildcats, it was a perfect storm of a smothering de fense and a phenomenal offensive effort from Falon Lee that made the difference in the 36-0 shutout. The Wildcat defense completely dominated the line of scrimmage and the Knights were unable to generate much offense or seri ously threaten Baker County. This game belonged to BCHS from the opening whistle. Coach Ryan Sulkowskis team had prepared well for Creekside and seemed to match up with whatever the Knights tried to throw at them. In previous games, the Wildcats have bounced back and forth between the rushing of Lee and quarterback Corey Lawler. But Lee has been getting stronger and and on Friday night Creekside got a steady diet of Falon Lee. Lee ran over, around and through the Knights on his way to a 248-yard outing and a pair of touchdowns on 24 carries. He was unstoppable as the Cats veteran offensive line blew open holes in the Creekside defense and Lee did the rest. The Wildcat defense also played lights out, allowing the Knights only 79 yards rushing and 115 passing to hold their opponents to 194 yards of total offense. CeCe Jefferson, Mike Lee, Rashodd Hadley and the crew harassed the Knights play after play. The Wildcats set the tone for the game in eight plays to score on a 6-yard Corey Lawler run. Lee had the big play of the drive a 28yard run from the Wildcat 28 to the Creekside 44-yard line. Opposing quarterback Adam Sandin had a little success early throwing the ball. As the game progressed, Sandin was harassed over and over by the Wildcat defensive front and couldnt set up to throw. Another Wildcat who had an outstanding game was junior Mike Boone. He excelled on both sides of the ball, with four catches for 98 yards and two touchdowns. a great punt after Creekside stopped a Wildcat possession inside the BCHS 20. Fox drove the ball all the way to the Creekside 27-yard line back and Lee set things rolling with a 37-yard rush to the Creekside 29-yard line early in the second period. Lawler hit Boone for the score as BCHS went into the locker room at halftime up 14-0. Boone continued to play hard and on defense he also pulled in an interception to stop a Creekside drive early in the third quarter. But it was his second scoring catch that revved up the crowd. With the ball on the Creek side 37, a harassed Lawler threw up what amounted to a Hail Mary pass. Boone out fought the Creekside defenders for a diving catch in the end zone for the Wildcat pass play of the season and a score. Lawler found two-point conversion. Lee added another pair of touchdowns in the third period from 1 yard and 9 yards out. In the fourth period, the game deteriorated after another. Creekside began some very chippy play and to their credit the Cats didnt reciprocate. The flags made for a very long fourth quarter, but one highning. The sophomore can always be counted on to give 100 percent whenever he gets the ball. And though he is not a big player, he runs hard and close to the ground, making him very hard the end of the game that was fun to watch as he bowled over bigger defenders. For the Wildcats, who victory. Now they have to prepare for a team that they defeated for the district crown in a 49-35 slug fest on November 9. The Wildcats are only too aware that the Kenny Crusaders bring a host of offensive weapons to the table and that it is always tough to play a team twice during the season. If anything, it will take an even harder effort from the Cats than they displayed against Creekside to defeat a team bent on revenge. But thats the kind of thing you have to expect in the state playoffs. There will be very few games as comfortable as the win over the Knights. Now that the Knights have been stopped, the Crusaders are PHOTOS BY JUD JOHNSON Pictured from the Wildcats win over Creek side in last weeks playos are (clockwise from top) Tyler Lokey tackling the Creekside running back, Michael Boone making a touchdown catch in double coverage, and Natavian Grin sacking the opposing quar terback. Also pictured with Grin is Cason Noles. PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON Anthony James breaks up the pass.One step closer...BOB GERARD | SPOR TS The Wildcats take on the Bishop Kenny Crusaders for the second time this season at home on round of the playoffs. The Crusaders are an offensive juggernaut when they are playing up to speed and the Wildcats know it only too well. Here are Coach Ryan Sulkowskis comments on the upcoming game and the win over Creekside. What are the challenges of playing a team for the second time in a season? coached team twice its no big deal, but when you play a very well coached team that has been as successful as Bishop Kenny twice in a season, it beThey will learn from any weaknesses we exposed three weeks ago so we are not expecting them to have the same weakness this time around. The only advantage we may have is the fact that neither of us have been able to grow much over a two-week span. We both played a very vanilla-style versus our week 11 opponent (BCHS versus Bradford and Bishop Kenny versus West Nassau), but then had to sell I believe that we know them very well, as do they in regards to us. Playoffs come down to execution. The team that executes will win regardless. Creekside. Who were some of your standouts? Creekside did not have a lot of snaps on offense and we were able to hold them under 200 total yards of offense, so our individual stats did not represent how well some of our guys played. CeCe Jefferson broke the single season sack record and currently sits at 13.5 sacks for the season after recording two versus the Knights. Rashodd Hadley once again played amazing. He had 12 total tackles good game as well and recorded three tackles behind the line of scrimmage. Besides that, I really liked the way our secondary played as a group. We limited them to well under 100 yards passing. It was a great, collective effort on the defensive side of the ball. Obviously Falon Lee had a huge game. But I was also very impressed by Mike Boone on both sides of the ball. Comment on his progress over the season and his highlight-reel catch. Mike has been a playmaker on both sides of the ball all season. Falon is obviously our workhorse and the fact he gets stronger as a runner as the game goes on is a key to the success he has had running behind our solid offensive line. Falon is within arms length of becoming Baker Countys best running back statistically of all time. Mike goes out and makes the most of his opportunities on both sides of the ball. We have thrown more at him of fensively and have counted on him more and more each week. The catch he made over two Creekside defenders for a second quarter touchdown was one of the best I have seen in a while. He just wanted it more. How important is it to strike early against BK like you did against Creekside? ponent. Our main focus offensively is sustaining drives. You do not necessarily have to strike early, but if you are sustaining drives, it is just as effective. Our kids have done a great job of this. Our goal is always to get the ball and keep the ball and in the games we have won, we have been effective at doing that. Our second bout with Bishop Kenny is no different. We want to have the ball in our possession and tually put more stock into stopping their offense on game and that is a victory for the defense and propelled us to score offensively. Its not all about offense when you talk about striking early. You can do the same on defense by making them punt or keeping them from scoring. Are you surprised that BK got past Ponte Vedra or were you mentally preparing for both teams? In the playoffs, nothing surprises me. We knew we beat a very good Bishop Kenny football team three weeks ago. They proved that by going to Ponte Vedra and beating a state-ranked opponent on the road (only As a head coach with two very experienced coordinators, I have the luxury and will typically watch day or Thursday night. I did not do that this past week because I felt we had a good understanding of Bishop Kenny, and if Ponte Vedra won I would just catch up on Saturday. My coordinators and I do a great job together of bouncing ideas off of each other and coming up with very sound game plans. I knew we could do the same with Ponte Vedra on Saturday if it called for it. To be honest, we all felt that Bishop Kenny would win the game and our focus shifted to them somewhere in the fourth quarter last Friday when we heard the score during our game. redux BOB GERARD | SPOR TS The Lady Wildcat basketball team has swept to a 3-0 start to the season and new head coach Chris Chisholm couldnt be happier. They are playing hard, working hard and coming together as a team, said Chisholm. He and assistant coaches Kim Gaskins, Karen Ruise and Kylie Cannady have been preaching the fundamentals and it has paid off with some big early season wins. ton shone offensively in all three games. She threw in 27 points against Bishop Snyder as the Cats opened the season with a 49-46 win. Hailey Bussell added 8 points in the victory on the road November 13. The Cats eked out a 39-38 district win on November 15 against a stubborn Forrest Rebels squad. Washington again led the way with 18 points. Joshlyn Brown muscled in 7 on the inside and Shaniece Paige and Bussell added 5 each. The Cats only home game of the stretch came on November 16 as BCHS strolled past Stanton Prep 48-36 behind 26 points from Washington. Paige add ed 11, and Bussell and Candace Clack had 6 points each. The ladies will travel to Paxon to take on the Golden Eagles on November 27. PHOTOS BY JUD JOHNSON At right is Delicia Washington rising for a jump shot. Above are Lady Cats Haley Bussell (left) and Shanice Paige.Bassmasters to meetThe first meeting of Baker County Bassmasters for the 2013 14 at Extreme Outdoors in Macclenny at 7 pm. All members should be pres ent, plus any new teams that want to join the club. For more details call either Jim Knabb at 591-0441 or Cliff Wignall at 9230291.BOB GERARD | SPOR TS The Baker County Wildcat basketball team got off to a good start to the season, winning son Classic on November 15 before losing a tight three-point game to Stanton Prep in the It was a good start getting us ready for the season, said Coach Charles Ruise. We were guys having an off-night shooting, but if we get them on board well be all right. minute stretch at the start of the second half allowed Stanton to bounce back and take the 57-54 win. BCHS started red hot with five threehit four from long range and Jesse Gardner added another. Between them, Gardner and Ruise had eight for the night. The Cats led at the half 32-31 as Stanton traded basket for basket, but in the third period the shooters were ice cold and Stanton went up 43-39. It proved to be the difference in the game. with 45 points in two games. He had 25 against Stanton. Cameron Mack had 8 points with Johnny Lamb adding 7 and Gardner 6 points. nals with a commanding 67-48 victory over Interlachen on November 13. Ruise, Gardner, and the Cats controlled the defensive boards against Interlachen. The game was close at the outset as Interbut their shooting cooled off as the Cats ap plied some outside pressure and BCHS went into the locker room up 31-25. The Cats kept up the pressure in the second half and cruised to the win. Ruise led the way with 20 points and Lamb added 15. Gardner had 14 and Mack 11. The Cats will be home against Newberry on November 27.Cats open with wins vs. Snyder, Forrest, StantonMIKE ANDERSON | R EPOR TER Hunter Hanks, a Baker High senior and standout shortstop on the Wildcat baseball team, signed a letter of intent on November 16 with Lipscomb University, a Christian college in Nashville, TN. The 18-year-old signee, son of Marty and Heather Hanks of in years to sign a four-year scholschool. Several other BCHS players have signed with community colleges the past six years. Family and friends attended the signing ceremony at the BCHS gym that after noon during a pep rally before that nights football playoff against Creek side. The scholarship offer is the culmination of a youth baseball career that began when Hunter played t-ball as a 4-year-old with the Sans Souci Braves in south Jacksonville. In the intervening four years hes played ball almost year round for numerous athletic associations, about ten travel teams and for Baker Countys middle and high school teams. He plays lot and really loves the game, said BCHS baseball coach Fred Matricardi. Im ex cited for him. Lipscomb is in a good conference (Atlantic Sun) and the facilities are real nice. The coach says Hunter will be an asset at Liscomb because of the fact that hes improved at the plate the past year bringing up a .220 batting average to .360. anybody in the area, Matricardi said. Hes got good hands, good feet, good arms. Hes got good range. Lipscombs baseball program had had some success in the past, including NAIA national championships in 1977 and 1979, reaching the NCAA playoffs in 2008 and signing two players in Last year, however, the Bisons sion 1 teams. Hunter Hanks goal? To one day play for either the Tampa Bay Rays or Atlanta Braves. Whether he has what it takes to play at that level or not, he knows his experience on the diamond so far has already earned him a college education. PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON Hunter Hanks with his parents Marty and Heather Hanks.Swim team benetThe Baker High Wildcat swim team is sponsoring a fund raiser with a grand prize of a threenight, four-day vacation at any Bluegreen Resort based on availability. ber 15 at the YMCA. To purchase one, please contact Cyndi Ray, Audrey Kennedy or Coach Pam Robinson.BOB GERARD | SPOR TS The Wildcats cruised to a 36-0 opening win at home Friday over Creekside in the state playoffs. Heres a look at how some of our opponents did in their playoff games. The Wildcats will face Bishop Kenny for the second time this season. Our district runners-up faced off against district champ Ponte Vedra while BCHS took on the runners-up Creekside. Ponte Vedra was #7 in the area power ranking but Kenny eked out a 16-13 win and will travel to Baker County on Friday. The Crusaders were led by receiver/defensive back Ahmad Fulwood. The UF commit made a couple of big plays in the fourth pe riod that turned the game in the favor of Kenny. Fulwood used his 6 frame to out reach a Ponte Vedra receiver for an interception. He then ran back 40 yards to set up a score. Fulwood also made a key a drive and not give Ponte Vedra the time it needed to come back. Though no team completely stops Fulwood, the Cats did a pretty good job controlling him in the earlier game and will need to step it up another notch in the playoffs on Friday. touchdowns to lead the Bulldogs to the win. 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