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COVERING BAKER COUNTY SIN CE 1929The countys most professional and extensive source for news, classied, display and real estate listings Hoping to quell lingering fears that a repeat of the December 14 mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut could happen in any community, the Baker County sheriffs department and school administration decided to post deputies at all six area schools, at least for the remainder of the week until the start of Christmas break. In addition, both agencies planned a morning meeting on Wednesday to review and fine tune securityrelated procedures in the event the unspeakable were to happen in Baker County. We have a system of procedures in place already, but after this (the Newtown killing of 20 elementary-age students and six adults) we want to make sure what we have is adequate, said School Superintendent Sherrie Raulerson early this week. We want to see if theres anything we need to tweak in our crisis planning. Mrs. Raulerson said she asked the sheriffs department for a beefed-up presence this week and it responded with added officers patrolling both in vehicles and on foot near schools in Macclenny and Glen St. Mary. Campus deputies have for years been posted full-time at both Baker County High School and Baker County Middle School. The school board shares a portion of that expense with the sheriffs department. The two deputies, and those augmenting them this week, are armed. We want that increased presence around the schools; we want the officers to be seen without causing a panic, said BCSO opera tions chief Maj. Gerald Gonzalez early this week. Its making people feel better and makes us feel better about having a handle on the situation. Its unclear at midweek if the extra presence will continue after classes resume in January, but given the traumatic effect the Newtown massacre has had on school systems around the nation, its likely that elements will be added to school security that has already been tightened considerably in recent decades. School grounds are fenced and locked, and entry is restricted mostly through front offices in Baker County schools. Identification is required to collect children and visitors are issued passes. There have been a smattering of instances where parents have raised alarm over the years, mostly via threats rooted in domestic and custody matters. At both BCHS and the middle school, police have arrested unauthorized trespassers mostly students who have been expelled and banned from the property. People know theyre going to be IDed, and in many cases we know the parents and the grandparents when they come on campus, observed Mrs. Raulerson. Thats the bakercountypress.comVisit our website and vote each week in our online poll. ONLINE POLL RESULTSHow do you cope with holiday stress?62.9% What stress? 33% Eating/Drinking 8.6% Talking Shoals ATV trails to reopen in Jan., fees may be on horizonSee Page 4 err rismas e Ber County P A Macclenny woman died after being thrown from an ATV in Hamilton County the evening of December 15. Courtney Brooke Treece, 20, was riding as a passenger on a 2010 Polaris Ranger driven by her husband, James Allen Treece, 21, about 9 pm when Mr. Treece over-corrected on a left turn on SE 62nd Drive, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Ms. Treece struck her head when she landed on the roadway and died at the scene, Master Corporal Linda Albrittons report of the incident states. Neither the driver nor the passenger was wearing a helvestigation, including whether alcohol played a role in the accident, is ongoing. FHP public affairs officer Sgt. Tracy Hisler-Pace said authorities drew blood from Mr. Treece at the scene and sent the sample to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for analysis. She said the results are expected in four to eight weeks. The couple was taking a ride to an unknown location while visiting family in Hamilton County when the accident occurred, according to the ser geant. The victim of a home bur glary off CR 125 north during daylight hours on December 12 estimates the haul was valued at least $150,000 all of it valuables from a former family jewelry business in Macclenny. Based on a list compiled by victim Kimbra Lane and given to the sheriffs department, the 74 pieces taken from a jewelry cabinet in the master bedroom of the residence ranged in value from an heirloom wedding band worth $48,000 and heirloom gold locket valued at $25,000 down to a $50 watch and an equal amount in dimes. The remainder included rings, bracelets, earrings, charms and chains. Deputy Randy Davis said it appeared rear double French doors were pried open to gain entry between 8:30 am and 4 pm when Ms. Lanes son re turned. Ground imprints suggested that a vehicle was driven down the driveway to the rear of the house. It appeared from Cpl. Davis report that the inventory was incomplete. In other recent burglaries and thefts, someone lifted a hood and front grill assembly of a 2004 International box cargo truck parked along the fence line of Interstate 10 off Woodlawn Rd. overnight on December 14. Owner Jody Thrift of Thrift Log Homes in Macclenny estimated the assembly was worth $5000. Deputy Robert Simpkins said a fence on the southeast corner of the lot was cut and peeled back, and there was a visible path where brush was flattened, likely by a vehicle used in the heist. Mr. Thrift parked the truck emblazoned with his business name by the fence as an advertising tool to passing motorists on the interstate. police when his son returned Students at Westside Elementary School were joined in the cafeteria by parents and teachers the afternoon of December 18 in crafting miniature houses of gingerbread, candy, frost ing, pretzels, cereal and other tasty materials to bring home with them. Pictured at left are students from Peggy Hands third grade class, including Pyper Pendleton (right) and Damarea Lee (middle) with Ms. Hand (rear). Be low is David Prosch, 8. PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON Allen Markley, already the campus deputy at BCMS, keeps watch as classes change on Tuesday.Art of gingerbread housemaking at WestsideHikes school police prole Says house looted of $150K +in jewelryDies in crash of an ATVS ee page 2 S ee page 2In wake of Conn. killings
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 ONTA C 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 PPage3DECEMBER 20, 2012 Page 2 T B C P ursday, December 20, 2012I dont know what to think. Its been such a terribly difficult few weeks for the county and the country in general. Weve had car wrecks that kill and injure young people and now the devastating shooting of those poor babies in Connecticut. Its almost too much to bear. I work in a school and as an educator the terrible events in Newtown, Conn. struck home hard to me. But I can only imagine what must be in the hearts of my colleagues at the Kindergarten Center and Westside and Macclenny elementaries. Its not just teachers who are baffled and grieving, but anyone who is a parent or has a heart. Friday night I watched a bunch of little kids singing Christmas songs in my Christmas show and I couldnt help the thought that these little kids were the same age as those children in Connecticut. I just dont get it. Ive been angry, we all have. But I cant imagine the unbridled rage that must have been going through Adam Lanzas mind when he picked up a high-powered assault rifle and a pair of pistols and smashed his way in to an elementary school knowing full well that his purpose was to kill as many little children as possible. There are people who have minds that are wired that way. They travel by boat to an island in Norway and over a two-hour period hunt and shoot over 100 teenagers. They walk into a mall in Oregon and randomly start shooting. They paint their hair orange and dress like the Joker and spray a movie theatre in Colorado with bullets. They come to a rally in Arizona and shoot at any available per son, including a US Congresswoman. And worst of all, they target little children. It happens more and more as sick people learn from each other how to better kill and better wound our national psyche. Because we are all victims here. With the other shootings we could shake are heads in wonder and sadness. But none of us can escape the horror at Sandy Hook Elementary unscathed. We all have had or know children that age and our minds immediately went to them. All over America and indeed the world mothers and fathers reached out for their children and held them, just to make sure they were there. A friend picked up her 6-year-old daughter at school on Friday and held her tightly and cried. Her little girl wanted to know what was wrong and she couldnt tell her. That scene was repeated around the country and we all understand it in our souls. The President said on Sunday that when youre a parent you wear your heart on your sleeve. You never stop being afraid for your children and their safety. When they are out late at night you worry. When they dont answer their phone you worry. You cant help it. As parents, we all understand that. I take that back. Not all of us. The congregation at the Westboro Baptist Church doesnt get it. Thats the church that believes that all the terrible things in the world are Gods judgment upon us for the presence of homosexuals in society. They are the folks that picket outside the funerals for soldiers killed in Afghanistan. They announced this weekend that they would picket outside the funerals of these little babies. God does not exact His judg ment on these little babies. He weeps for them. And I dont understand the need to own assault rifles. Im not talking about hunting rifles or even handguns. I dont have a problem with them and think any sane person has the right to own them. But assault rifles that are only good for spraying bullets from a 30-shot clip? I dont get it. No hunter worth his salt would hunt with one. Theyre not accurate enough. If you were protecting your home from a criminal you grab a handgun, not an AK 47. Maybe if you own one it makes you feel like youre Rambo or a character in Call of Duty. These are assault rifles and their sole purpose is to stop mass attacks. So unless you think youre going to be attacked by zombies or that civilization is going to come to an end, you dont need one. Im certain that AR-15 that Adam Lanza used made him feel like a big man. But he was wrong. He was a little man and an evil man with an evil weapon wounding all of us with his actions. We will heal and move on. But we will all feel a little more vulnerable and a lot more afraid for our children.We shared our condolences for the victims of the Newtown shooting and their families on Facebook last week and later asked readers for their thoughts on gun control. First, a look at the comments immediately following the tragedy: Charmaine McWonderful: This is what happens when you take God out of our country and schools. Kids these days are being raised in a way to liberal and Godless society. May all the victims rest in peace and may our good Lord give the family strength to get through this. Jessica Brown: Good heavens, dont try to turn this awful tragedy into something political. My heart goes out to the friends and families of the victims. They will truly need the support of their communities to get through such a terrible time. Vicki Fisher Fernandez: We need to remember the teachers in that school when we pray. We are family at the school where I teach and we put our heart and soul into our kids. I cant imagine what they must be go ing through, as well. Kathleen Johnson: That was not a political post above, that was heartfelt pleading from people that realize that we are living in a society where God has not been welcomed for a long time. Dennie Dee Ledford: If you would like to mail sympathy cards or letters of support and solidarity to the school, the school address appears to be: Sandy Hook Elementary School, 12 Dickenson Dr., Sandy Hook, CT 06482. Please copy/paste/share widely. Sending a card is something small but at least its something we can do. Jessica Brown: Pray for the victims and their families, but dont blame this on a liberal and Godless society. I know that when tragedy strikes, the rst instinct is to blame and to try to make it something that is controllable, but it isnt. This was an act by one person. It has nothing to do with liberals. It has nothing to do with God. It has to do with one sick individual who chose to take innocent lives. Then we asked early this week: With the recent school massacre gun control has become a hot topic nationally. Have your feelings changed any regarding gun control in light of Fridays events or do you feel stronger than ever about a persons nice thing about a small community; we dont have people we dont know roaming around our campuses. The superintendent said only a handful of telephone calls to local schools resulted Friday afternoon as news of the Newtown shootings spread quickly across a stunned national landscape. They were mostly just asking questions and making sure their kids were safe, she said. The second stanza of the horror story at Sandy Hook Elementary got underway this week as families began burying their chil dren and the six school employees who died in the hail of gunfire from 20-year-old Adam Lanza, who earlier that day killed his mother at her residence not far from the school. He killed himself as police closed in on school grounds. This second most deadly school shooting in U.S. history has prompted demands for stricter gun laws, at least on the kind of assault rifle used at Newtown. At the same time, retailers across the country are reporting a surge this week in pre-Christmas gun sales to buyers deter mined not to be caught defense less when mass murderers strike in public places like schools, the aters and malls. Facebook fansWhat you had to say ... LETTERS T O THE EDIT OR MY SIDE OF THE MATTERROBERT GERARD From page 1 Merr ChristmasChristmas H N Y, right to bear arms? Cheri McLelland: I feel like taking guns from everyone is idiotic. I mean, who is going to abide by this law? The law abiding citizens, thats who. And then we will be helpless against the criminals. If there was another gun in that school it could have been used to protect those babies. Judy Allen Carter: I think this nation is confusing the right to bear arms with the right to mow down the general public. We do not have a right to do the latter. Taking guns from those who abide by the law will never stop those who wont. Judy Allen Carter: I think this nation is confusing the right to bear arms with the right to mow down the general public. We DO NOT have a right to do the latter. Taking guns from those who abide by the law will never stop those who wont. Mike Chisholm: I think it should be like the old days, anyone old enough to own and buy [a gun] should carry it at all times. There was less killings and crime in the world back then. Cam Matthew Hayes: The Second Amendment was written before the nation had a well established military (we had a small navy) and before high powered ries. Not to mention that arms is a vague term. A nuclear bomb is considered arms, by technical denition. Ethan H. Klenk: We shouldnt be talking about gun control, we should be talking about mental health, and ways we can make it a more accessible thing. Kimberly Brooke Crews: I would like to hope somewhere in our schools systems there is someone on campus at all times that lawfully carries in order to protect our children. Be it an administrator or a resource ocer. Dana Pulley: Im of the rm opinion if you want to own a gun, you should undergo a psych evaluation. David Wisnewski: Your question presents an either/or situation, and thats not realistic. As a liberal, I dont want your guns, thats silly. I believe in the right to bear arms, but see no problem with tougher regulations. Law abiding citizens should be able to own guns, but getting one should not be such a simple process. Barry Melton: Taking away guns isnt the answer. We need more security. We need to get help for our family and friends if they need help. We need to look after each other. I can assure you that blaming one another and arguing is not the answer. Let people pray and mourn if they need to. And if you dont believe in God, well, do whatever you do to get past this. If you hate or love guns, blaming any thing but the evil individual who committed this atrocity is foolish. To My Community Family,Merry Christmasto you all!As we approach the New Year, my wish is that God will bless you and your family with the peace and happiness of the season every day throughout the coming year.Happy 2013!Sherrie Raulerson,Superintendent of Schools Wells Insurance Agency Wed like to join you and your family in rejoicing at the birth of our Savior, as well as chime in with our best wishes and thanks to all. Merry Christmas! Christmas Riding CampDec. 31Jan. 4A great Christmas gift!Only $150/weekCall 259-7752Miss Cathys Holiday Hours for Macclenny City HallPlease be advised that in observance of the Christmas and New Years Day Holidays, Macclenny City Hall will be closed on: Monday, December 24th Tuesday, December 25th & Tuesday, January 1, 2013. to a residence on CR 125 south about 5 pm on December 11 and found a rear door had been pried open. The owner told Deputy Tony Norman his wifes jewelry box was taken from a bedroom, along with a knife and a jar of coins with an estimated worth of $1500. No one had been there since 7:15 that morning. fice notified local police on De cember 11 that a firearm stolen from John Walker of Macclenny was recovered with the arrest of an 18-year-old man. The weapon was a double-barrel Derringer .410 shotgun. From page 1$150K Police presence at schools hikedDear Editor:I read with interest Commissioner James Crofts proposal to save money by eliminating what commissioners get for travel and cell phones, saving about $9000 annually. I dont have a problem with them getting this because it is used to do their jobs effectively. However, I agree with Commissioner Gordon Crews that more than $9000 a year can be saved by eliminating health inwhat the county pays for it, but am willing to bet its over $1000 a month. Why should the taxpayers of Baker County pay health insurance for someone in a parttime job? This is outrageous. How many people do you know who receive paid health insurance working part-time?John Bellovich MacclennyDear Editor:I wanted to tell you my story in order to properly thank 14 of the big-hearted men and women who work with Joey Dobson in the Baker County sheriffs department. My son and I moved here a month ago, and I have been searching for a job. With the holidays coming around, I started to panic about how my son was going to celebrate Christmas. Somebody had told me about the shop with a deputyprogram, so I called the sheriffs department to get details. My son was too old for the program. I received a call back from Sgt. Bill Starling. He was very kind and considerate and I explained to him my situation and asked if there were other programs in the community that can assist single parents with children. This man took this matter into his own hands and kept checking up on me and my son. My child is a humble kid who never really asks for anything because he knows that I have worked really hard all of my One night Sgt. Starling came to see my son and that was like a Christmas present itself! Just that visit was very inspiring to him and made him very happy. A few evenings ago he and two other deputies came to my door with a donation from the departments Bravo and the Alpha squads. I was shocked and I wanted to hug their necks. We are extremely thankful to everybody who chipped in and helped us; nobody has ever helped me like that, and all because one person cared enough to help a family in need. Words can not express enough how I feel as a struggling parent for a perfect stranger to take interest in a child and help them out. All I know is that God is good and that some outstanding angels are working in the sheriffs department.Jenny Jaszai Glen St. MaryDear Editor:At the last county commissioner meeting, County Commissioner Gordon Crews proposed eliminating the health all county commissioners as a way of saving money and cut ting unnecessary expenses. Most commissioners do not rely on this part time posihave full-time jobs to earn their publicly voice my support for eliminating health insurance benefits to part-time county commissioners.Travis Claudell Rhoden SandersonWere all a bit more vulnerableDeputies madeher sons Christmas Eliminate insurance for board Ditto: no insuranceBoth parties involved in a domestic dispute in the southeast county the afternoon of December 13 were arrested and charged with battery. Curtis Bennett, 48, and Brenda Starling, 45, apparently argued at their Deerfield Circle residence around 4 pm, and Deputy Rodney Driggers said he observed facial redness and scratch marks on both parties. The officer says he knows couple and described their relationship as on again-off again. Before he arrived at the address, the deputy noted that he was advised the live-in boyfriend and girlfriend were both intoxicated. Mr. Bennett said he was cooking and the girlfriend struck him several times. Ms. Starling was reluctant to make a statement other than Mr. Bennett had left the house with a shotgun that he tossed over a fence. Deputy Driggers determined that he has two felony convictions, and arrested the boyfriend on a separate count of possession of a firearm. The shotgun was recovered. In a second incident involving a live-in couple, Tommy Bryant Jr., 36, of Glen St. Mary was arrested for domestic battery on Brandi Estep, 33. Both live at an address on Timber Trace Dr. Deputy Chad Montean said he was dispatched to the address the evening of December 16 and was told that Mr. Bryant punched the girlfriend in the head while the two were grilling outdoors about 6 pm. Ms. Estep said the boyfriend was upset because she hid his liquor and later poured it out on the ground. The two were arguing over several matters, and a relative told Deputy Montean that Mr. Bryant had been despondent since his children moved from the area and had made suicide threats. The girlfriend initially said facial bruising was the result of being kicked by a horse, then admitted she had been struck by Mr. Bryant, who the deputy noted had a strong odor of alcohol about him. east Florida State Hospital, age 22, for striking two other male patients on December 10, 11 and 12. One of the alleged victims, 56, told Investigator John Hardin he was struck on successive days. The accused admitted the offenses and told the deputy when his medication is not property adjusted he wants to hurt people. Northeast Florida Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) is offering a free 6-week Quit Smoking Now program in Baker County. Classes meet once a week and include a free workbook, educational tools (water bottles, stress balls, massagers, etc.) and four weeks of free nicotine patches, lozenges or gum as therapies to aid in smoking cessation. Funding is from proceeds of the lawsuit against the tobacco industry. Call (904) 482-1089 now to register for the January 2013 class in Baker County. Send us letters and make sure they are S IGNE D with a phone number. We publish wedding & birth announcementsFREE!$6 with Picture(4 week deadline)
ursday, December 20, 2012 T B C P Page 5 Page 4 T B C P ursday, December 20, 2012 MIKE ANDERSON PR ESS STAFF After failing on his first attempt to eliminate $150 monthly stipends for county commissioners to help defray cell phones and travel expenses, Commissioner James Croft took another stab at it this week and ended up in a draw. He failed to make his budgetcutting proposal mandatory but was joined by two other commissioners Jimmy Anderson and Adam Giddens who said they would no longer accept the stipend. Chairman Mark Hartley and Commissioner Gordon Crews re mained silent, indicating they will continue receiving the $1,800 annual stipend. Mr. Croft began by appealing to the board to make the personal ty and to let taxpayers know they county seriously. With the budget situation weve got drastic measures are needed, Mr. Croft said. We only have two alternatives: cut spending or raise taxes. I dont think anybody is in favor of raising taxes. As he did two weeks ago, Mr. Croft said doing away with the stipends would send a clear signal to department heads, constituresidents that commissioners are reduce the need to use reserve funds every year to balance the county budget. This is one item, one budget dividuals out of 27,000 people, he said before restating his motion to abolish the monthly payment to save the county $9,000 a year. Commissioner Anderson started to comment on the proposal but was cut off when Mr. Hartley said a second was needed to the motion before discussion could ensue. Mr. Anderson then seconded the motion and said giving up the stipend is not a problem to me. However, he said he would not vote to make it mandatory on all commissioners. I lean more toward making it voluntary and let each commissioner make up their own mind, he said, like when commissioners declined annual pay raises offered by the state the past few years. We all decided not to take the raise and I think we did the right thing. Mr. Croft said budget cuts imposed on department heads are not voluntary, left up to them to decide if theyll do it or not, and neither should the issue of stipends be voluntary. Besides, he said, commissioners are not even required to provide receipts to prove their cell phone and travel expenses meet or exceed $150 a month $50 for cell phone and $100 for fuel. I think its time we start sending a clear cut message (to cut expenses) not if you de cide to do it, he said. Mr. Anderson said he uses his personal cell phone to conduct county business, including receiving and sending text messages, which must be retained under Floridas public records law. He further stated that the $100 he receives monthly for fuel doesnt even scratch the surface of what I spend on my vehicle (on government business) out of the county, not just in the county. Commissioner Crews agreed with Mr. Andersons suggestion that commissioners should choose for themselves whether to keep or decline the stipend. We havent taken a raise the past four years, Mr. Crews said. Its voluntary. I think that does speak volumes. They (county employees) havent gotten a raise; we havent taken a raise. Increases in salaries for county commissioners are based annually on population growth. Since Baker Countys population has remained relatively stagnant the past several years, the annual raises have been meager, including one year when Mr. Hartley said it was about $60. The discussion ended in a 3-2 vote against making the stipend elimination mandatory, with Mr. Croft and Mr. Anderson casting the dissenting votes. Mr. Ander son went on record as seconding the motion, at which point Commissioner Giddens announced his decision to join the majority in choosing to give up the stipend. In other business commissioners: C.J. Thompson to proceed with plans for repairs at the senior using $25,000 recently received from Florida Power & Light Co. as reimbursement for billing overcharges detected by his administrative assistant Ann Yarbrough. FPL had erroneously billed the county over two years for electricity that should have been paid by the school district. Mr. Thomp son said he would seek price quotes for the materials needed for repairs but county employees would do the work, which will include new fencing, dugout repairs and, if pos sible, new aluminum seating for bleachers. He said the fence is in such bad condition that an outfielder could be injured if he had to slide into the fence to catch a ball. And replacing wood with aluminum seats would save money over the long haul, he said. The only vote against the measure was cast by Mr. Croft, who said the $25,000 reimbursement should be placed in the budget to required $1.6 million in reserve funds to balance the budget this year. Others disagreed. I dont call it a windfall, I call it a mistake by FPL, said Com missioner Anderson. I look at it (need for repairs) more for safety county managers request to get three quotes. fort of courthouse employees by renewing a $28,150 annual service agreement with Trane to maintain all the heating, air conditioning and ventilation equipment. The county manager said he had sought bids from at least two other companies and neither would touch it for the price Trane charged, adding that the company recently replaced a compressor at no charge as part of the regular maintenance agreement. Commissioner Jimmy Ander son agreed that the county was getting its moneys worth with Trane. I dont see how they do it, Mr. Anderson said. The scope of what they cover under warranty is phenomenal. portunity to have a new county government website created by a company that has selected Baker Website Makeover contest. In a itself as the leading provider of government websites and community engagement software. Commissioners authorized the county manager to continue with the application process, which includes an assessment of the coun tys current website and posting a link to the Digital Citizens Engagement Survey for feedback on what citizens want and to allow people to nominate their community for the makeover. If selected, Mr. Thompson said the county will receive a complete overhaul of our website, free on-site training and free maintenance and upkeep of the system for two years. Whats in it for CivicPlus, commissioners wanted to know? In addition to using the county as a customer to get other customers, Mr. Thompson said, CivicPlus probably will seek a likely would include fees after the initial two-year period. Other communities pay $250 to $750 a month for hosting and support, he said. Commissioner Croft said $750 a month would be out of this world but if its at the lower end that would not be too bad. 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Lowder St., Macclenny 259-6291 Phone, travel stipend intactMIKE ANDERSON PR ESS STAFF Equestrian and ATV trails at the 2,300-acre St. Marys Shoals Park are expected to be reopened in January following repairs neduring Tropical Storm Debby a few months ago. County work crews were busy this week spreading soil onto the trails to stabilize them following storm damage that County Manager C.J. Thompson recently said was more extensive than he could have imagined. I was shocked that storm water could do that much damage, Mr. Thompson said during a December 4 county commission meeting. Mr. Thompsons remarks came during a report on the park that was requested by the newest board member, Commissioner James Croft. The county manager noted that the original grant for Shoals Park was sought by a different county manager and a different county commission in 2003. Meanwhile, the future of the park has become somewhat cloudy as its original vision has changed over the past decade and no one seems to have a clear handle on what its vision should be going forward. Youre sharing a vision of people who are no longer here, Mr. Thompson told commissioners. However, he said, the grant was sought with a vision but without an operational plan. Since those early developmental stages, the park has evolved slowly. Once idealized as a passive park with nature trails, picnic facilities, camp grounds and a canoe launch, Shoals Park has morphed into a more active ven ue with other recreational pursuits, such as ATV and horse-riding trails. Plans for a 40-acre section for softball, basketball, football and volleyball remain on the drawing board, but likely will not be developed, at least not in the foreseeable future. A $500,000 grant that had been approved by the Florida Department of Environ mental Protection for the next phase of development, including 10 more miles of ATV trails and a regional ATV training course as well as fencing to separate ATV and horse-riding trails, expired on December 16. The county manager said about $50,000 of the grant had been spent or earmarked for improvements, mostly trail stabilization, but the other $450,000 would be lost. He said he county would have had to come up with a 25 percent match anyway, which it could ill afford, and it was struggling to maintain the existing trails. Im not sure we should put in 10 more miles of trails, Mr. Thompson said during the December 4 meeting. Weve got all we can maintain now. In addition to the financial challenges of the project, he questioned the need for a regional ATV training course and said the 25 percent required county match would have been substantial. He further stated that DEP would not agree to reduce the scope of the project to allow the county to only construct a bridge for ATVs crossing Cedar Creek. cials in September, Mr. Thompson said, he concluded that the most pressing need for the park was trail stabilization. He said the county has applied for a mainte nance grant to assist in the costs of maintaining the park. Following the county managers brief update on the history of the park, Mr. Croft expressed mixed feelings about losing the grant money. Thats tough to give back that kind of money, he said. Seems to me somehow, some way, the ball was dropped. On the other hand, Mr. Croft said, he wouldnt be in favor of sinking a pile of money into building additional trails. What is this park ultimately going to be? Has the focus changed? Mr. Croft asked. What the park will look like and be in the years to come, the county manager said, must be deWell have to workshop it. It has to come from you guys, he told commissioners. Commissioner Hartley, the tal stages of Shoals Park, said the original vision focused on a passive recreational theme, including hiking trails, campgrounds for Boy Scouts and other groups, and mainly to save the river for future generations. Access to the river was the first theme that sold me, Mr. Hartley said. One thing all seemed to agree on was that enough money has been spent on ATV and horseriding trails, especially since the parks only potential income is from the sale of trees for timber. plementing a fee structure for admission and use of the park facilities years ago, but no fees have ever been imposed. Some commissioners said now may be the time to do so. way to fund the park, Mr. Croft said. There should have been a fee attached to it. Im not antirecreation. Im just concerned about the operating costs. Commissioner Hartley said he Sees need for vision at Shoals Park PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON A county road department crew spreads dirt to stabilize the ATV trails at Shoals Park the morning of December 17.Its not nice to cuss out the sheriff. Kristopher Legg, 20, of Macclenny found that out late on De cember 10 when he was arrested after creating a disturbance at the Wendys restaurant on South 6th in Macclenny. He and two other occupants of a vehicle were pulling away after being refused service be cause they cursed at the restaurant staff, and Mr. Legg decided to vent his anger by flinging an obscene invective at an officer of the law standing nearby. That officer was Sheriff Joey Dobson. The report by Deputy Koty Crews notes that the sheriff, seated in the drive-thru line with family members, was advised by the restaurant that Mr. Legg, Matthew Blodgett, 23, of Macclenny and Kevin Combs, 19, of Sanderson were being disruptive and were asked to leave after the staff refused to serve them. Earlier, workers said they became abusive while in the drivethru line after being told about 10:20 they would have to wait for their order. Sheriff Dobson then identified himself and repeated the request that the trio leave the premises. Thats when their vehicle suddenly stopped and Mr. Legg jumped from the rear seat and hurled the verbal obscenity. He was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting ar rest without violence. The others were given verbal warnings. In other arrests: clenny was jailed for disorderly intoxication and resisting without violence after she was cleared at Fraser Hospital the evening of December 14. Deputy Robert Simpkins said Ms. Staley was doused with pepper spray when she refused to calm herself en route to county jail following a domestic disturbance at the residence she shared with boyfriend Tommy Dyer on J.B. Hines Rd. The officer described Ms. Staley as highly intoxicated and noted she also resisted attempts to handcuff her. She had to be shackled while in the patrol car to prevent her from kicking windows and the ceiling. She also resisted jail personnel and workers at the hospital, who restrained her with straps during an examination. St. Mary was charged with disorderly intoxication for refusing to leave Macs Liquors about midnight on December 15. Deputy Chad Montean said he was called to the US 90 bar in downtown Macclenny and told the underage patron also was picking fights. He found Mr. Martin walking on nearby West Boulevard and arrested him for safety concerns. He was also charged with resisting arrest without violence. rested Joshua Blackburn, 27, of Macclenny for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The officer said he was on patrol when he spotted the suspect walking along the CSX railroad near Lowder St. the afternoon of December 16. Mr. Blackburn said he had been sighting the weapon in along the tracks. He has three prior felony convictions. would like to see camp grounds developed for tents and recreational vehicles. He also said he thinks visitors would not object to paying reasonable fees to camp or ride the trails. Commissioner Crews agreed that charging an admission fee is a good idea. He also said the future development of the park needs someone to be the guiding force. It needs a driver, he said. Somebody who has that vision and can move it forward. ture at county commission meetings who seldom fails to offer her advice on how the county could cut expenses, told the board that shes had concerns about Shoals Park for years. Ive been an opponent of the didnt have the funds then and we dont have it now. On one thing Ms. Padgett did agree. We do need a vision together to work on this, she said. County deputies arrested two Baldwin women on out-of-county warrants after responding on successive days to separate incidents at the Walmart shopping complex near the corner of SR 228 and Interstate 10 in Macclenny. Deputy Jeremiah Johnson said he was dispatched to an accident at the Murphy Oil station about noon on December 14 and learned that an occupant of one of the vehicles was wanted in Jacksonville for forgery. She was identified as 22-year-old Tara Wenger. The previous day, Deputy Daryl Mobley was in the same area to check out a suspicious vehicle parked near the Sprint Store and arrested occupant Chelsea Starke, 18, on a Clay County warrant for failure to appear in court on a theft charge. The deputy said Ms. Starke and the driver of the vehicle were waiting for a second party to meet them to sell a piece of jewelry that had been advertised over the Internet. In a third warrant-related arrest, John Mann, 23, was taken into custody on December 12 by Deputy Clements Leo at a residence off CR 229 on a Clay County warrant for driving on a suspended license. Two persons turned themselves in at county jail on bond surrenders: Christopher Starling, 27, of Macclenny on December 16 for failure to appear in court on a disorderly intoxication charge, and Odies Turner Sr., 40, of Jacksonville for driving on a suspended license. 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ursday, December 20, 2012 T B C P Page 7 Page 6 T B C P ursday, December 20, 2012 MIKE ANDERSON PR ESS STAFF Concerns over speeding vehicles in some Macclenny neighborhoods could lead to additional stop signs being installed to force motorists to come to a halt at least for a few seconds before taking off again. There has been talk among city commissioners of possibly imposing four-way stops at some intersections, or at least changing ists to stop in places where they now are permitted to travel unimpeded down narrow residential streets. Commissioners decided to conduct a traffic study, which may include seeking expert advice from the Florida Depart ment of Transportation, during a board meeting at city hall on the evening of December 11. Weve had some requests, particularly in areas near schools, to add four-way stop signs, City Manager Gerald Dopson said, explaining that most streets that run north and south have no stop signs while those that extend east and west have stop signs at just about every block. Some drivers get to going pretty good after about three blocks, meaning in excess of the posted speed limit of 25 miles per hour on the streets without stop signs, he said. And those speeding vehicles have captured the attention of residents who live along those streets, some of whom have called city hall to voice their concerns for the safety of neighborhood children walking to and from school. While the study may extend to other neighborhoods eventually, its being focused initially on the four-block area between Railroad Avenue and South Boulevard in front of the school district headquarters and the middle and kindergarten schools. Its more complicated in school districts, but city-wide concerns have been expressed as well, Mr. Dopson told commissioners. Im just open for ideas. The city manager said he drove through the neighborhood hand impression of the problem and to kick around some ideas in his head for a possible solution. I dont want to do anything just for the sake of doing something, Mr. Dopson said, adding that whatever the city tries to do hopefully will improve the safety of motorists and pedestrians in the area. During the commission meetthe need to do something particularly on 2nd Street. But Mr. Dopson said this week that he thinks a better approach would be to make some changes on 2nd and 3rd streets. He said the stop signs on Michigan Avenue could be turned to on the two intersecting streets and allow vehicles on Michigan to continue through the intersections without stopping. During his many years as the city manager, Mr. Dopson said, he was aware of no serious accidents in that neighborhood but said if somebody gets run over the city is open to somebody saying we should have done some thing. Commissioners expressed concern about motorists who have grown accustomed to the suddenly being confronted with After years of the same downforming and some might forget that its been changed and accidentally run through the new stop signs, Mr. Dopson said. Commissioner Phil Rhoden or possibly signs could be inFor your friendship, we offer our heartfelt gratitude along with our best wishes for a truly blessed and miraculous Christmas.With best wishes for a Merry Christmas,Supervisor of ElectionsNita D. Crawford and Staff Registration of Fictitious Names I the undersigned, being duly sworn, do hereby declare under oath that the names of all persons inter ested in the business or profession carried on under the name of dustNmud Enterprises whose principle place of business is: 21229 Oak Moss Trail, Sanderonmailing, Williams Arena County Rd. 122, Sanderson, FL and the extent of the interest of each is as follows: NAME EXTENT OF INTEREST Homer N. Rogers 100% Homer N. Rogers Signature STATE OF FLORIDA COUNTY OF BAKER Sworn to and subscribed before me this 13th day of December 2012. Al Fraser Clerk of Court Baker County, Florida By Julie B. Combs As Deputy Clerk 12/20p A, R&R, INC 10525 DUVAL LANE MACCLENNY, FL 32063 Phone (904) 259-4774 The following vehicle will be sold at public auction January 4, 2013 at 10:00 am at A, R&R INC, 10525 Duval Lane, Macclenny, FL 32063. 2004 Toyota Camry VIN # 4T1BE32K64U303398 12/20c HIGGINBOTHAMS TOWING & RECOVERY 7611 WEST MT VERNON STREET GLEN ST MARY FL 32040 PHONE (904) 259-4375 | F AX (904) 259-6146 The following vehicle will be sold at public auction January 11, 2013 at 10:00 am at Higginbothams Towing & Recovery, 7611 West Mt. Vernon Street, Glen Saint Mary, FL 32040. 1992 Geo Prizm VIN # 1Y1SK5465NZ039874 2002 Saturn 4dr VIN # 1G8JU54F42Y514422 12/20c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 02-2012-CA-000228 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR RASC 2005-KS2, PLAINTIFF, VS. ONA FRANCES DAVIS, ET AL. DEFENDANT(S), _____________________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION (Constructive Service Property) TO: ONA FRANCES DAVIS LAST KNOWN ADDRESS 18458 NOAH RAULERSON RD SANDERSON, FL 32087 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Baker County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: A PART OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NE 1/4 OF SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 1 SOUTH, RANGE 21 EAST, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SAID NE 1/4 AND THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF NOAH RAULERSON ROAD (A COUNTY GRADED PUBLIC ROAD) AND RUN S 6 W, ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE, 65.00 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE S 82 W, 227.00 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE S 1 W, 330.00 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE S 83 E, 189.70 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT ON THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SAID NOAH RAULERSON ROAD; THENCE N 6 E, ALONG SAID WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE 383.26 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID LANDS BEING THE SAME LANDS AS DESCRIBED IN O/R BOOK 32, PAGE 197, PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 18458 Noah Rauler son Road, Sanderson, FL 32087 Attorney le number: 12-02792 has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it on Pendergast & Morgan, P.A., the Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 115 Perimeter Center Place, South Terraces Suite 1000, Atlanta, Georgia 30346, within thirty (30) days of the rst publication. Please le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court at MacClenny Florida, on the 13th day of December, 2012. Al Fraser As Clerk, Circuit Court Baker County, Florida By: Tabitha Wilson As Deputy Clerk 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 at (352) 337-6237, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact Court Interpreting at firstname.lastname@example.org. Jean C. Zabin Florida Bar # 418439 Pendergast & Morgan, P.A. 115 Perimeter Center Place South Terraces Suite 1000 Atlanta, GA 30346 Telephone: 678-534-3844 12/20-27c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA JUVENILE DIVISION CASE NO. 02-2012-DP-13 IN THE INTEREST OF: B.T. DOB: 05-20-2011 MINOR CHILD _______________________________________/ SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF ADVISORY HEARING FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS AND GUARDIANSHIP STATE OF FLORIDA: TO: BRIAN TAYLOR (address unknown) WHEREAS a Petition for Termination of Parental Rights under oath has been filed in this Court regarding the above-referenced child, a copy of which is on file with the Clerk of the Court. YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED TO APPEAR before the Honorable Joseph M. Williams, Acting Circuit Judge, at the Baker County Courthouse, Macclenny, Florida, on January 30, 2013, at 9:20 A.M., for a Termination of Parental Rights Advisory Hearing. YOU MUST APPEAR ON THE DATE AND AT THE TIME SPECIFIED HEREIN. ******FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT THIS ADVISORY HEARING CONSTITUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS TO THIS CHILD. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON THE DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED, YOU MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS TO THE CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION ON FILE WITH THE CLERK OF THE COURT****** Pursuant to Sections 39.804(4)(d) and 63.082(6) (g), Florida Statutes, you are hereby informed of the availability of private placement with an adoption entity as dened in Section 63.032(3), Florida Statutes. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court at Macclenny, Baker County, Florida, on the 6th day of December 2012. Al Fraser Clerk of Circuit Court By: Judy Rhoden Deputy Clerk Department of Children and Family Services James Kirkconnell, Esq. Florida Bar No. 21044 Childrens Legal Services 1250 Andrews Circle Starke, FL 32091 (904) 964-1566 Under the American 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 the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator at (352) 337-6237, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact Court Interpreting at email@example.com 12/13, 20, 27-1/3/13c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA JUVENILE DIVISION CASE NO. 02-2012-DP-13 IN THE INTEREST OF: B.T. DOB: 05-20-2011 MINOR CHILD _______________________________________/ SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF ADVISORY HEARING FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS AND GUARDIANSHIP STATE OF FLORIDA: TO: Rebekah Lee Ray (address unknown) WHEREAS a Petition for Termination of Parental Rights under oath has been filed in this Court regarding the above-referenced child, a copy of which is on file with the Clerk of the Court. YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED TO APPEAR before the Honorable Joseph M. Williams, Acting Circuit Judge, at the Baker County Courthouse, Macclenny, Florida, on January 30, 2013, at 9:20 A.M., for a Termination of Parental Rights Advisory Hearing. YOU MUST APPEAR ON THE DATE AND AT THE TIME SPECIFIED HEREIN. ******FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT THIS ADVISORY HEARING CONSTITUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS TO THIS CHILD. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON THE DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED, YOU MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS TO THE CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION ON FILE WITH THE CLERK OF THE COURT****** Pursuant to Sections 39.804(4)(d) and 63.082(6) (g), Florida Statutes, you are hereby informed of the availability of private placement with an adoption entity as dened in Section 63.032(3), Florida Statutes. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court at Macclenny, Baker County, Florida, on the 6th day of December 2012. Al Fraser Clerk of Circuit Court By: Judy Rhoden Deputy Clerk Department of Children and Family Services James Kirkconnell, Esq. Florida Bar No. 21044 Childrens Legal Services 1250 Andrews Circle Starke, FL 32091 (904) 964-1566 Under the American 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 the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator at (352) 337-6237, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact Court Interpreting at firstname.lastname@example.org 12/13, 20, 27-1/3/13c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA General Jurisdction Division Case No. 12000073CA Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. Plaintiff, vs. Arandis Dixon, The Unknown Spouse Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Lienors, Creditors, Trustees, and All Other Parties Claiming an Interest by, Through, Under or Against the Estate of Rosa Marie Dixon, Deceased; Unknown Tenant #1; Unknown Tenant #2 Defendants. _______________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 22, 2012, entered in Case No. 12000073CA of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit, in and for Baker County, Florida, wherein Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. is the Plaintiff and Arandis Dixon, The Unknown Spouse Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Lienors, Creditors, Trustees, and All Other Parties Claiming an Inter est by, Through, Under or Against the Estate of Rosa Marie Dixon, Deceased; Unknown Tenant #1; Unknown Tenant #2 are the Defendants, that I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at, the east door of the courthouse at 339 E. Macclenny Ave, Macclenny, FL 32063, beginning at 11:00 AM on the 14th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: A LOT BEGINNING ON THE EAST LINE OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SW 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE 21 EAST, AT A POINT 660 FEET NORTH OF THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID WEST 1/2 OF SW 1/4 OF NW 1/4, THENCE RUN WEST 145 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 145 FEET, THENCE RUN EAST 145 FEET, AND THENCE RUN NORTH 145 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, TOGETHER WITH A 2001 SINGLE-WIDE MOBILE HOME, VIN #WHC011155GA. Dated this 12 day of January 2012. AL FRASER AS CLERK OF THE COURT By: Tabitha Wilson As Deputy Clerk 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, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 East University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 337-6237 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notication if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired call 711. Jessica J. Fagen, Esquire Brock & Scott PLLC 1501 NW 49th St, Suite 200 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Jessica.Fagen@brockandscott.com 12/20-27c LEGA L NOTICES Woodlawn Kennels Quality Professional Care ....... . . . . . . .................. Letters are from the Baker County PreK/K Center, Westside Elementary, Macclenny Elementary and Baker County Middle School and a few by email. Dear Santa, My Christmas list is...Pup, cat, DeS Love, Tammy Dear Santa, My Christmas list is...Pogo stek, Halo, Jrem It Love, Hudson Dear Santam My Christmas list is...Dohaus, a fr bey, pupy in a kaj. Love, Raelyn Dear Santa, This is my Christmas list is...Dols, bod gms, JeDe Love, Avery Dear Santa, I have been very good this year, and some things I would love for Christmas are Batman DE and a Batman game four it; cat; puppy. Love, Nate Dear Santa, I have been very good this year, and some things I would love for Christmas are quen, crdn, toy cat. Love, Dakota W. Dear Santa, I have been very good this year, and some things I would love for Christmas are Brb Dol, toy ran dir, rasiig grl. Love, Emma Dear Santa, I have been very good. For Christ mas I would like brpunr bess. Love, Annabelle Dear Santa, My name is Will and I have been very, very good this year. I would please like for you to bring me some things. Here is the list: re r erd, drt bik, 4 wilr, kap gun. All my love, Will Dear Santa, My name is Alexa and I have been very, very good this year. I would please like for you to bring me some things. Here is the list: Tran, pup, cat, dole. All my love, Alexa Dear Santa, Does Mrs. Claus help you more? I want a pool table because I want to practice so I can get better at it. I want a computer because I never get to write a letter to you every year. Most of all I want a bike be cause mine rustid out. Love, Austin Smith Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is a electric guitar, The Rise of the Gardines video game and the Ben 10 Omenvers video game. Sincerely, Ryan Webb Dear Santa, My name is Hunter and I have been very, very good this year. I would please like for you to bring me some things. Here is the list: a art set, a ball, 4 weeler and a scooter! All my love, Hunter Dear Santa, I would like a new dog and Ipod. Canden Mosley Dear Santa,I would like a bog toy and a prenses.Love, Alaina Dear Santa, Are you ready for Christmas? I hope you are, Santa. I want a razer ash rider and a ash rider 360. I want a ashrider 360 because my brothers Jake and Bailey had two but they broke them. Why I want a razer ash rider is because I rode one and it was my friends razer scooter. Mason Rhoden Dear Santa, Hey, how are you doing, Santa? Are you getting ready for Christmas? This year I want pencils because my class is almost out. Next I want more double A batteries. Last, I want everyone to have a Merry Christmas. Love, Lason Lloyd Dear Santa, How is Dasher this year? For Christ mas I would like a iPad. I know you come at night. Why do you come at night? Dasher, Dancer, Rudolph y your sleigh. How many reindeer y your sleigh? I know elves help you wrap the presents for Christmas every year. You y the sleigh and the reindeer pull the sleigh. Love, Gabriel Finley Dear Santa, How are you today? Are you ready for Christmas? This year I would like a DS for my brother. He does not have one. Also, can I have some sort of fame like bnana grams. I am going to give it to my grandmother for Christmas. Love, Emma Hunt Dear Santa, Are your elfs nice? Is your factory big? Do you make peppermint? Do you like candy? Is the North Pole cold? Is Mrs. Claus old? Are presents hard? How are the rein deer. You are nice. Thank you for the doll hose. Barbie likes it. It is fun. tankyou. Love, Kelsey Dear Santa, This is my Christmas list. Could you pleze try to bring me a Wii so I can play video games on it and can you pleze try to bring the video game Countrey Dance 2 to go with it so that I will have at leest one game for it and a hug for my mama so she will feel speshle and lots of love for my family to feel good. Love, Bailey Thomas Dear Santa, I would want one of those V slide things because my scooter is get ting too little. Can you get some thing for my mom & dad & sister? If you can can you get my dad some new shoes and my mom some jewlry and my sister a new teething ring? How are you Mrs. Claus and the reindeer? Please send me a video and please give me some new crayons. Love, Keirstan Blackshear PSI hope you dont get stuck in the fog. There has been a lot of fog lately. Dear Santa, How are you and the reindeer? I have been helping my papa do the laundry. For CHristmas I would like an pSp, an tablet and a pellet gun. Love, Robert Dodd Dear Santa, Havethe elves been working hard? I have been nice to my friends. Ive been saying nice things. I want a new puppy, a helicopter that shoots BBs and an iphone. Love, Andrew Courson Dear Santa, My name is Siya. How are reindeer? I wawd like a kitten, Santa. I love you. Dear Santa, My name is Daylon. I want a foznd dolrs (thousand dollars). I lvfvo, santa. Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! Ive been good in school. Ive made ves most days. I would like a ipad, dirt bike and a phone for Christmas. Sincerly, Pearceton Milton Dear Santa, Can you give me a furby and dont put me on the naughty list. I have been behaven and give me a American girl clothes and 4 Justice clothes. Please give me Justice clothes because I want to be stilen then the girls and give my sister a cinderella dress. Love, Amelia Gonzalez Dear Santa Clars, Hello, Santa Clars. How are you doing? I have been doing lovely. I have try my best to follow F.R.O.G.S. I would like to have an Ipad, Camera, pink gun and I would like to have my real mom for Christmas. Merry Christmas. Love, Mandy Thomas Dear Santa Claus, How are you doing at the North Pole? I have been doing fantastic. I have tryed to do my best to share. I would like to have a Ipod, PS3 and bath and body workes lotion. Love, Payton Barnes Dear Santa,I hath been good this year. I Would like a wii and fourwheeler please bring these things to me for Christmas.Love, Javent Dear Santa, My name is Brayden. Ol I wot is a monstr trutk. I loeve U, Santa. Dear Santa, My name is Dalton Johnson. I think I have been a very good boy this year. Sometimes I get 4s in class but I try real hard not too. Mama said that if Im good you would bring what I asked for. So I want a new bee bee gun like Josh, my very own play grill and a shark at tack game. Can you get my little brother Hunter a vaccum cleaner so he will leave mamas alone. Love, Dalton Johnson Dearest Santa, My name is Jamie and Im prob ably a little older than most writing you this year but I have been a re ally, really good girl for close to ve years now! The only thing I want for Christmas this year is an engagement ring. Santa, if I can just have this one tiny little thing that I have waited so long for, I promise not only to be a good girl, for bet ter or worse, for the rest of my lifebut also to live happily ever after. Thanks Santa! Jamie L. Dear Santa, May I please have soccerball, new baseball stuf, basektball hoop. Love, Aiden Dear Santa, May I please have a pellet gun and a bick and a nutcrakr. Love, Caleb Dear Santa, Santa please can I get a game called I can do that? and I want a wii u? and I want a wii? Can I have Mario Paper Sticker Star and a nut cracker and a santa globe? Your friend, Brody Dear Santa, is it cold? How are you doing? Tell Ms. Claus I Said Hello. I want a boll. I want a puppy. I want a peano. I want a Barby. I want a Bubblegum Masheen. Love, Kaylen Dear Santa, Santa Im Happy that you got paws for us. At least we cuold touch hem. for Chistmas, I what a computer, a wii u. Love, Hayden Dear Santa, How are you today? I hope I can get a 3ds. You are in all my dreams. Can I have one of your rain deer. I want Dancer. I owe you cookies and milk. Love, Caitlin Dear Santa, I hope you ll good! I love you Santa! I am waiting for crismas! I hope my elf dose not get in any trobl! You are the best! I want a EpSon and a elmo. Love, Katie Dear Santa, When do yror reindeer sleep? I would like a make up kit for Christ mas please. Thank you. Love, Shylynn Dear Santa, Do you really have elves and why do you wer red? I would like a Karoke set for Christmas please. I love you! Thank you. Love, Kalena Sealey Dear Santa, How are you Santa? I would like a Barbie house for Christmas pease. Thank you. Love Kaylee Heppner Dear Santa, How do you make Your raindeer y? I would like a ten dollar dill for Christmas please. Thank you. Love, Dylan Jurovschi Dear Santa, I have tride to be good this year I would like a 3DS Ipod touch elf, please bring these things to me for Christmas. Love, Marley L. Dear Santa, I have tried to be good this year. i would like to have a DS3 IPOD Drt bik please bring these things to me for Chirstmas. Love, Noah C. Dear Santa, My name is Brett Taylor, but you probaly already knew that! Ive been a really good boy this year. I might have hit my sister a few times, but just pretend you didnt see that. here are some things I want for Christmas. I would love a 3DS. I would also like a craola crayon maker. a fortune cookie maker, and a angry birds play set. and could you please make my cat better, she is realy sick. I dont expet you to get me all of this stu. But I would like you to get me some stu. I will leave you some cookies and I know you might be tierd of milk, so I will leave you some root beer. Im so exited for christmas! Sincerley, Brett Taylor Deir Santy, i wot a cor and a book. I love Sant. from, Autumn Dillman Dear Santa, Merry Christmas. I hope you are doing great. I only want a 3DS and a new wii for Christmas and just a little bit of stu in my stocking. But what I really want is for my family to get what they all want for Christmas. And I rally want my elf to bring a friend with him. Love, Lexey Dopson Dear St. Nick, How does your reindeer y? I would like a magic kit chrismas please. Thank you. from, Will Gris Letters to Santa Sponsored by:Happy Holidays to everyone in Baker County from your friends at Oldcastle. We wish you a safe, peaceful and wonderful holiday. Hope Santa is good to you! Please visit us anytime @ www.oldcastle4baker.com May your faith be rekindled by the light of His love, and your spirits warmed by the love of family members and friends this holiday season. Thanks!The Employees of 130 North 4th Street Macclenny | 259-2261 www.nefcom.netAt This Season Of Enlightenment Police have little to go on other than physical descriptions of a white female and white male who loaded up $1200 worth of electronics and computer items into a waiting vehicle outside Walmart in Macclenny before driving off the evening of Decem ber 16. A store employee noted the license number of their blue 2012 Honda SUV, which police confirmed was stolen earlier in Jacksonville. A female employee told Deputy Johnny Hodges she observed the suspects with a cart waiting past the checkout lines near the exit doors about 9 pm, then saw them make a dash for the front door where the vehicle was waiting with a second white male at the wheel. The woman responded with an obscenity when the employee confronted her, and the driver rolled up his window when another employee who had been collecting carts in the parking lot approached him. The SUV sped off southbound on CR 228. The stolen items included a $300 television, $100 speaker and a desktop home theater set with an $800 price tag. Police may be aided in their investigation by store surveillance video. Two other shoplifting cases at Walmart were reported the past week: 17-year-old female companion, both from Macclenny, were named in criminal complaints the afternoon of December 12 after they were detained by store security workers after walking out with stolen merchandise. The employee told Deputy Rodney Driggers he observed the two stuff clothing and underwear into purses while in varying de partments, and Ms. Mette put on earrings while stowing a necklace in her boot. Total value of items taken by both suspects was $86. Macclenny area was held for police the afternoon of December 15 after he left the store with a computer mouse valued at $60. A security worker told Deputy Chad Montean he observed the boy conceal the item in a sweatshirt before leaving via the garden center. Trio steals $1200 worth of Walmart electronicsstalled a block or so ahead of the intersection to advise drivers of the new upcoming stop signs. Mayor Gary Dopson said he suggested it be limited initially to one section of town for two or three months to see how it works out. torists attention about upcoming stop signs could be employed until people get used to the new long as they dont keep neighbors awake. Dennis Collins, a local real estate broker, attended the meeting and suggested informing residents of the proposed changes by inserting an advisory notice in their utility bills. The more information you get its going to be for you folks, Mr. Collins said. Mayor Dopson is the one who suggested seeking input from implementing any changes. When his brother, the city manager, asked if the mayor was suggesting that the state transportation bureaucracy was more terns on local streets the mayor had a one-word answer: Yes. At that, Commissioner Tommy Johns moved to approve the city managers recommendation for a traffic study and to seek DOTs advice, upon which the city manager would be authorized to take action based on that. The city manager said he did not anticipate any changes be ing made until sometime after the holidays are over and the year 2013 has begun. PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON The intersection where city ocials are interested in slowing down trac.MIKE ANDERSON PR ESS STAFF Advanced Disposal Services could begin picking up garbage in Macclenny as early as February 1, tentatively approved by the city council on the evening of December 11. If the deal goes through, as expected, the citys sanitation department will turn over responsibility for automated trash pickup once a week for about 2,100 residential customers and 179 commercial accounts. The upside for the city is a savings estimated at around $35,000 a year based on a weekly charge of $5.93 per household. Also, Macclenny will not have to concern itself with sanitation for back injuries caused by toss ing heavy garbage cans around. Prior to the projected February 1 start-up date, Advanced will be required to place advertise ments in the newspaper inform ing residents of the new services, pick up dates and areas divided into service zones. The company also must deliver new 95-gallon containers with labels containing contact information and informing residents as to where the containers must be placed on their respective pickup days. Advanced, a Callahan-based solid waste collection company, further agreed to offer backyard pickup service for physically disabled residents who are unable to carry the trash container to curb side. The resident must furnish a written statement from a physician attesting to their disability. Any complaints received by the city or by Advance must be recorded in complaint logs and shared with each other. Advanced will be required to investigate each complaint and inform the Although city officials said tract will be implemented, City Attorney Frank Maloney said he had only received the draft agree ment the day before the commission meeting and needed more time to review it in its entirety. Council member Phil Rhoden also expressed some concerns about a few items that were not clearly outlined in the document. He and the city attorney said they needed a little more time to dis cuss contractual issues with Advanced and the citys consulting engineer. We think its all going to work out, said Mr. Rhoden, adding couple of points in the contract. City Manager Gerald Dopson also expressed confidence that Advanced Disposal will be the citys new sanitation contractor in the very near future. We all feel its very doable, Mr. Dopson said. Theres just something in the contract that Advanced has already agreed to but for some reason wasnt speFor one thing, he said, the contract was supposed to have included wording about a $1 million performance bond that would protect the city in case the partnership fell apart down the road. It shouldnt be a problem, but we need to get it in writing, the city manager said. Later during the meeting Mayor Gary Dopson asked the city attorney for an update on a legal dispute with Rayonier over 114 acres of land off Steel Bridge Road that the city wants for a sludge disposal site. The city of fered to buy the property in June from Lewyn Boyette, a real estate investor who had a contract to buy the land from Rayonier. However, after Rayonier learned that Mr. Boyette planned to sell the land to the city, Rayonier cancelled the deal with Mr. Boyette. That led to a decision by the city last month to have Mr. Maloney acquire Mr. Boyettes contract through a legal procedure assigning the document to the city, which could then sue Rayonier for breach of contract. Mr. Maloney said the contract contained no provision requiring Rayoniers permission to resell the land. I have talked to Mr. Boyettes attorneys and theyve agreed to assign the contract (to the city). Were awaiting Mr. Boyettes signature, Mr. Maloney said. I anticipate it any day. The city manager said he would like to avoid a legal battle with Rayonier but said the company left the city no choice. Its backed us into a cor ner, Gerald Dopson said. After spending $25,000 to $30,000 (on site development, engineering and other costs) they left us no choice but to do that. At one point a few months ago, ited city hall to discuss the matter and agreed to sell the city an alternative site in the same vicinity. Later, he said, they changed their minds and denied making such an agreement.Private garbage collection in city by February? Check it out...bakercountypress.com We want to know... WEDDINGS & BIRTHS 4 week deadline
ursday, December 20, 2012 T B C P Page 9 Page8DECEMBER 20, 2012 Russell Spear of Hilliard diesRussell Jordan Spear, 89, of Hilliard, FL died December 12, 2012 at Baptist Medical Center with family by his side. He was born in McMechen, West Virginia on April 3, 1923 to the late Clar ence Spear and Clara Jean Jordan Spear. Russell has been a resident of Hilliard since 1972 after moving from Jacksonville. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Callahan and retired in 1982 after many years of serving as a heating and air conditioning technician. Mr. Spear enjoyed woodworking, watching football, especially the Jaguars and Gators, doing word search puzzles and spending time with his family and two dogs, Angel and Doodlebug. He was preceded in death by sons Jeffrey Allen Spear Sr. and John Russell Spear Sr.; daughter Dar lene Menendez; his granddaughter Christi Anna Spear. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Carol Ann Spear of Hilliard; his son Timothy George (Pat) Spear; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held on Sunday, December 16 at Gateway to Life Ministries in Hilliard with Pastor Bruce Cubbedge officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to assist with funeral expenses would be greatly appreciated. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements. 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 Rebecca LauramorePhone: 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 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 Russell Spear Christmas EveCandlelight ServiceDecember 24 | 7 pmAll are welcome!First United Methodist Church93 N. 5th St. | Macclenny | 259-3551 Hope House Life Academyat Souls HarborChurch of GodFREE PARENTING CLASS Making Children Mind Without Losing YoursFREE NUTRITION & HEALTH CLASS Reading Labels & Making Healthy ChoicesClasses meet Thursdays from 7-8:00 pm for 6 weeks beginning January 3at 10028 Stasi Rd., GlenCall now to register (904) 259-6026 With tidings of peace and joy, we wish you and yours all the blessings of this holy season. For the trust youve shown us, we are sincerely grateful. www.ferrierafuneralservices.com Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas!Wishing our friends and neighbors a season trimmed with health, harmony and joy. We thank you for brightening up our year with your visits, and look forward to serving you again next year.Baker County Chamber of CommerceFrom the Board of Directors & Staff www.bakerchamberfl.com r f nr rtbn r f ntb r f ntb b rfnt b n b rnb nnn With warm wishes to you and your family at this festive time of year. Its always a pleasure serving people like you!Andy, Lori & Sta Macclenny | 259-2275 Leila Aughtry, 85, of MacclennyLeila Lee Aughtry, 85, of Macclenny died on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at Macclenny Nursing and Rehab. She was born in Columbia, SC on September 26, 1927 and resided in Charlotte, NC most of her life. She moved to Baker County in 2001 and resided with her daughter. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Sadie Hooker, a Baptist and a homemaker. Mrs. Aughtry is survived by daughters Shirley Collins of Macclenny and Linda Lee of Midland, NC; son Richard Aughtry of Indian Trail, NC; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrange ments. A memorial service will be held at a later date.Emery Bennett, native of countyEmery Gayle Bennett, 73, of Jacksonville died on Friday, December 14, 2012. He was born October 22, 1939 in Baker County to the late William Taft and Jewell Johns Bennett and was preceded in death by his wife Nona. Mr. Bennett is survived by daughter Nola (Justin) Bonner of Jacksonville; sons Emery (Cheryl) Bennett and Michael (JeanAnn) Bennett, both of Jack sonville; sister Elaine (George) Mazoch of Jacksonville; grandchildren Brandon Shupe, Bethany Brown, Will and Emily Bonner, and Michael John Bennett; great-grandchild Kathryn Shupe; other relatives and friends. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, December 18 in the chapel of Cedar Bay Funeral Home in Jacksonville with Rev. Manny Keyser officiating, assisted by Rev. Micah Strickland. Interment followed in Evergreen Cemetery, Jacksonville.Ellen Byrd, 79, was retired nurseEllen Loree Byrd, 79, of Mac clenny died Tuesday, December 11 at Macclenny Nursing and Re hab Center following a long illness. She was born in Archer, FL and lived in Florence, SC before coming to Macclenny in 1974. She was a registered nurse for over 50 years, having positions at McCloud Hospital, Florence, SC, Methodist Hospice, Alachua General Hospital and Northeast Florida State Hospital. She was a member of the Road to Calvary Church in Glen St. Mary and a graduate of the University of Florida School of Nursing in 1952 and did post-graduate work at John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD in 1953. She was preceded in death by her husband Burley Harold Byrd. She is survived by her daughter Bettye Burlea Byrd of Macclenny; son Thomas Alan Tab Byrd of Taylor; sister Betty R. Thomas and niece Martha Rain, both of Macclenny; great-nieces Lynn Rain and Dodie Ryder; greatnephew Randy Rain. The funeral service for Mrs. Byrd was held at on Sunday, De cember 16 in the chapel of Guerry Funeral Home in Macclenny with Rev. Tommy Anderson officiating. Interment was in Manntown Cemetery, Glen St. Mary.Courtney Treece, 20, of MacclennyCourtney Brooke Treece, 20, of Macclenny died as the re sult of an accident on December 15, 2012. She was born on June 9, 1992 to Randall G. Rhoden Jr. and Tammy Lynn Tillman Rhoden. Brooke was a lifelong resident of Macclenny where she was a mem ber and attended the First Baptist Church of Glen St. Mary. She graduated from Baker County High School in 2010, the year she was class president. At the time of her death, she was attending Florida Gateway College where she just completed her first semester in the nursing program. Mrs. Treece was employed at St. Vincents Medical Center as an associate care provider. Brooke was very goal oriented and crafty, and enjoyed studying, cooking, shopping with friends and recently found a love for hunting. She was known for wearing flip-flops in any weather. She was preceded in death by her great-grandfather-in-law Col. James A. Treece of Fitzgerald, GA. Other than her parents, she is survived by her high school sweetheart and loving husband James Allen Treece II of Macclenny; best friend and sister Briann Rhoden of Macclen ny; motherand father-in-law James Kurt and Cynthia Elizabeth Treece of Macclenny; sis ter and brother-in-law Lauren and Brett Bennett of Macclenny; nephew Parker Bennett; pater nal grandparents Randall and Carolyn Rhoden of Macclenny; paternal grandmother-in-law Joyce Treece of Fitzgerald; ma ternal grandparents Johnny and Clarice Tillman of Glen St. Mary; maternal grandmother Faye Tillman of Macclenny; her maternal grandparents-in-law Floyd and Jimmie Crews of Jasper, GA; numerous friends and family. The funeral service for Mrs. Treece will be held on Wednesday, December 19 at 2 pm at her church with Pastor Randy Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. V. Todd Ferreria Funeral Services of Macclenny is in charge of arrangements.Mark Willis, 50, a retired foremanMark Anthony Willis, 50, of St. George, GA died on Tuesday, De cember 18, 2012. Mr. Willis was a member of the Moniac Bap tist Church and a retired construction foreman. He enjoyed traveling, farming and spending time with his friends and family, especially his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife Mary Willis of St. George; sons Mark (Meagan) Willis Jr. of Bryceville, James Storey of St. George and Matt (Julie) Davis of Palm Coast; daughters Meagen Willis of Nicaragua and Brittany Willis of Bryceville; his mother Maxie Townsend of Glen St. Mary; father Donald Willis of St. Augustine; brothers Keith Willis of Macclenny, Chris (Ann) Townsend of Taylor and Scott Russell of St. George; sisters Kim (Bobby) Brown of Macclenny, Patricia Gunter of Jacksonville, and Tammy (David) VanNoord of Blossom, TX; grandchildren Michael Davis, Faith Storey, Charlie Davis, Saul Storey, Jed Davis, Colbie Willis, Wyatt Davis and Tanner Willis. A memorial service will be held at 1 pm Saturday, Decem ber 22, 2012 at his church with Pastor Bill McCloud officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa or the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society. Forbes Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements. Courtney Treece Mark WillisIn loving memory of Windell Richard Davis02/02/1948-12/25/2009You never said Im leaving. You never said Goodbye. You were gone before I knew it, and only God knows why. There are no words to tell you just what I feel inside. The shock, the hurt, the anger might gradually subside. A million times Ill need you; a million times Ill cry. If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died. In life I loved you dearly. In death, I love you still. In my heart you hold a place that no heart to lose you, but you didnt go alone. For part of me went with you, the day God took you home. Things will never be the same, and although it hurts so bad I will smile whenever I hear your name, and be proud you were my Dad. LOVE, DADDYS GIRL S TERESA, MANDY Thanks so muchThe Foster family would like to thank each and every one for their prayers, cards, flowers and food during our time of sorrow. Special thanks to the Christian Fellowship Church, David and Timmy Thomas, and a special thanks to Wells Nursing Home for the gentle, loving care given to my mother.Dickie and Debbie FosterMerry Christmas to my brother Danny Johns Someone specialAs I see your picture upon the wall, I think of what we could have done that would have changed us all. Its not the same without you down here on Earth. But up there in Heaven, Im sure is the best. You are someone special, that is why I miss you. I wish you were here to share this special gift a gift of life, a gift of love. And a great big gift of hugs. I L OVE YOUYOUR SISTER DONNA CONNER In loving memory of Sheila M. Kennedy (Little Bit)It has been six years since God called you home on Christ mas Day to be with Him in your heavenly home. We love you and miss you so much. You left a big hole in our hearts when the Lord called you home to be with Him on Christmas morn ing. LOVE YOU AL WAYS, MOM AND FAMIL Y Merry Christmas Mama and DaddyR.B. and Sissy LauramoreTogether AgainYall never said Im leaving. Yall never said Goodbye. Yall were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why. A million times Ive needed yall, a million times Ive cried. If love alone could have saved you both, you never would have died. In life I loved yall dearly, in death I love yall still. In my heart I hold a place that only to lose yall, but yall didnt go alone. As part of me went with the both of you the day God took yall home. WITH ALL MY L OVE, DEBBIE ANN/BABY GIRL 12/25/2012Happy Birthday Mama12/18/1939-02/28/2012My Mom has made me laugh, made me cry, wiped my tears, hugged me tight, watched me succeed, saw me fail, cheered me on, kept me going strong and drove me crazy. Moms are a promise from God that you will have a friend forever. If you still have your Mom, call her every day just to say I love you. I L OVE YOU AND MISS YOU EVERY DAY ... MY BEST FRIENDBABY GIRL (DEBBIE) In loving memory of Frederick L. Perry Sr.Your memory is as dear today as in the hour you passed away. I think of you in silence, so no eyes can see me weep. But still within my aching heart your memory I will always keep. LOVE AND MISS YOU, CINDY In loving memory of Leroy Sweat and Michael Ray Tetstone Another year has come and gone; another Christmas without you is upon us. As the of Christmases past, our hearts are full of mixed emotions. Were thankful and blessed for the times we had together, yet there will always be an emptiness knowing there are no more memories to be made and joyous times shared with you on Earth. We all love and miss you, and wish you a Merry Christmas in Heaven. LOVE, MAMA, DAD (SABRA AND JAMES), RAIFORD, DAVID, STEVEN, RAISHELL, KODIE, AUBRIE, PAISL IE, SANDRA, NIC, KAYL A, CORY AND CHAINBERLIN Blowout SalePack & Ship904.259.5436 7116 E. Mt. Vernon St., Glen Store Closing Everything on Sale * Stocking Stuffers Gift Baskets PHOTO BY BR A D WEEKS 5th annual Shop with Cop benets 36 kidsThirty-six children participated in the Baker County Sheris Oce 5th annual Shop with a Cop charity last week, the most ever for the program that benets unprivileged youths in the community, said Sheri Joey Dobson. Supported by some $3600 in donations from businesses and private individuals, Shop with a Cop gave the children, selected by local schools, $100 gift cards to spend at the Macclenny Walmart while accompanied by sheris deputies as well as other personnel from the sheris oce. For some, one of the rst things they went to buy was something for their parents, said Sheri Dobson, adding that one young man headed straight for the cosmet ics section to shop for his mother. Sgt. Jody Dyal and Sgt. Buck Dyal coordinated the event. Pictured above at Walmart are Deputy Chad Montean (left) and Sgt. Brad Harvey, who is handing out gift cards to the kids. PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON South Glen neighbors supply gift donationsResidents of the Old Nursery Plantation subdivision south of Glen St. Mary amassed a pile of toy donations, including games, sports balls, stued animals and 15 bicycles for the City of Macclenny Fire Departments Christmas4-Kids toy drive. The home of Larry Portereld served as the collection point. Three re department personnel, Chris Stokes, Chris Harvin (pictured above loading gifts into boxes in Mr. Porterelds foyer) and Bret Higginbotham picked up the donations December 18. I thought it would slow this year, but last weekend people really stepped up, said Mr. Porteld. SHARE Y OUR JO Y & RECORD Y OUR FAMIL Y HISTOR Y!Submit births, weddings & 50th+ anniversaries via email to email@example.com or at 104 S. 5th St., Macclenny4 week deadline on all submissions. 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ursday, December 20, 2012 T B C P Page 11 Page 10 T B C P ursday, December 20, 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. Jon boat and motor; 10' berglass, 4 HP Johnson motor. $450 both. 259-4543. 12/20p 1984 Winnebago, very clean and good running condition. $1000; is negotiable. 904-379-3451 or 904-631-1857, ask for Al. 12/20p 6x6 Argo; 745 hours, runs great. $5900. 904-591-2640. 12/20c 2007 Honda 500 Foreman, 4x4, 4 wheeler; 295 hours. $3900. 904-591-2640. 12/20c GE built-in dishwasher, white; GE glasscooktop stove, self cleaning, white; both in excellent condition. $175 each, OBO. 2592629. 12/13-20p Ornaments, Christmas items, poinsettia bushes, arrangements, etc. Every day merchandise, mirrors, pictures, dishes, candles, etc. All deeply discounted. Southern Charm, 110 South 5th Street. 2594140, 259-3737. 12/13-20p Got leaves? We will vacuum and remove your leaves; a little or a lot. Licensed and insured. 904-591-2640. 12/13-1/3/13c Extended holiday hours at the Franklin Mercantile. Now open Thursdays through Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Plenty of adorable handcrafted ornaments, ready to personalize while you shop. Railroad crossing in Glen. 259-6040. 11/29tfc 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 Headstones, double and single, ready to go; must see; beautiful. 904-874-7860. 12/20p Camille Beckman hand cream, Root candles, unique gift items. Southern Charm 110 S. 5th Street. 259-4140. 4/28tfc Percussion Plus UX Drum Head, 14 piece set, $200; TV, $20; Kingsize bed, $150. Free clothing giveaway. 904-586-6165 or 904-586-5791. 12/20p 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 MISCELLANEOUS Alcoholics anonymous meetings Monday and Friday at 8 pm. Call Wanda 904-9947750. 209 Macclenny Ave. 3/1-12/27p REWARD-$500 for any information leading to an arrest on stolen frontend clip of 4200 International truck. Truck was sitting off Woodlawn Road and I-10. 904-5211506. 12/20tfc Junk cars, trucks, campers, travel trail ers. Give me a call at 904-307-2460. 12/13-1/3/13p A UTOMOBILES 1998 Dodge Ram 1500. 4 wheel drive; 113,000 miles. $3750. 386-234-0029. 12/6-27p Dogs: all types from puppies to adults. Animal Control, $65 adoption fees will apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc FOUND: Bassett Hound. Call 904-4080845. 12/20p REWARD: Lost huge black dog, Brick, lost from Nursery Blvd. area. Will sit; wear ing paw print collar. Neutered. 259-7097 or 904-652-7848. 12/20p HELP WANTED 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 Drivers: All miles PAID (loaded and empty). Home on the weekends. Running Class-A CDL atbed. Lease to own, no money down. 866-823-0323. 12/20p Survey Party Chief, Survey I-Person, Sur vey Rod Person. Jacksonville survey rm offers multiple positions. Party Chiefs with 5+ years experience in FDOT, land development or construction layout required. In strument Person with 3+ years experience required. Rod Person, entry level, will train. Full time; excellent benets; salary based on qualications. Valid drivers license required. EEO, Drug Free workplace. E-mail resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org. 12/20-27p We are currently seeking to hire a dental front ofce professional. Must have dental knowledge, strong communication skills, and have the ability to work with or learn dental software. Please fax resume to 386-752-3122. 12/20-27p Driver needed once a month for magazine delivery to stores. Call 386-972-3067. 12/20p Receptionist needed. Computer skills a must. Reliable & able to communicate clearly. Send resume to comment@ PritchettTrucking.com or apply in person at Pritchett Trucking, Lake Butler. 12/1320c AP Clerk/Bookkeeper needed. Accounting background a plus, experience in data entry, MS Ofce, detail oriented, strong or ganizational skills. Send resume to comment@PritchettTrucking.com or apply in person at Pritchett Trucking, Lake Butler. 12/13-20c Diesel Mechanic/Mechanics helper wanted. Please apply in person at 130 N. Lane Ave, Jacksonville. 12/20-27p Experienced professional painters needed. Must have tools and transportation to shop. Call Peacock Painting. 2595877. 12/6tfc REAL ESTATE 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. 4 BR, 2 BA mobile home; new metal roof. $22K. 904-813-3091. 12/20tfc 4.05 acres. Pine Top Road, Glen St. Mary. $40,000. 904-403-7373. 12/20-27p acre lot just outside city limits with mobile home. Mobile home has no value. $35,000, down payment $1,500. $324/ month. Call 904-813-1580. 12/13tfc Charming 3 BR, 2 BA 1700 SF home on College Street in the heart of Macclenny. Eat in kitchen, walk-in pantry, separate dining room, and large living room. Beautiful hardwood oors and wood burning replace give this house a cozy feel. Detached garage with separate workshop. Outdoor deck and pool for great entertaining. A must see. $139,900. Owner nancing. 904-521-7033. 12/20p 3 BR, 2 BA house on 5 acres, in country. All tile except bedrooms. Barn; pool. 904275-3200 or 904-312-2559. 12/6-20p 3 BR, 2 BA house with garage and workshop/mother-in-law suite. Very nice and well maintained; in city. Call Sabrina Thrift (Monarch Realty). 904-476-0402. 12/1320p 2 acres on Little St. Marys River. Well, septic, power pole, garage, shed, $45,000. 259-3300 or 904-591-2790. 10/18tfc 4 BR, 2 BA, 2 story home. $69,500 quick sale. Serious inquiries only. 904874-7860. 12/20p 3 BR, 2 BA brick ranch, 1700 SF. New metal roof, screened backporch, carport on 1.33 acres. Also, 1200 SF detached garage/workshop. Motivated seller will sell for balance owed plus closing cost. 292 Horseshoe Loop, off St. Marys River Bluff Road. Right across FL/GA line. Call 912-843-8228. 11/29-12/20p I buy houses. Cash! Quick sale, fair price. Offer guaranteed. Call 904-425-5132. 8/30-2/21/13p 3.46 acres, north Sanderson, set up for mobile home $42,000. Owner nancing. Call 904-813-1580. 2/10tfc FOR RENT 3 BR, 1 BA clean home, nice yard. Woodlawn area; 8754 Eastwood Road. $750/ month. 904-813-1580 or 259-2255. 12/13tfc 2 BR, 1 BA mobile home, non-smokers, service animals only. $500/month plus $500 deposit. 904-314-4034. 12/20p 3 BR, 2 BA 1900 SF mobile home. $850/ month plus $850 deposit. 904-813-3091. 12/20tfc 1 BR, 1 BA large RV-live in. $99/week includes electric. Jeff, 904-891-1919 or 904-900-8888. 12/20p 3 BR, 2 BA, clean mobile home in Woodlawn area; nice yard. 8695 Hillcrest Drive. $800/month. 904-813-1580 or 259-2255. 11/22tfc 2 BR, 2 BA MH. $600/month plus $500 deposit. 904-923-2191. 11/29-12/27p Lots for rent in Macclenny and Cuy ler. Ready for mobile home. 259-6735. 12/13tfc 1 BR, 1 BA apartment, newly remodeled. New kitchen, bath, etc. Very nice. $495/ month. Jeff, 904-891-1919 or 904-9008888. 12/20p 3 BR, 1 BA house in Sanderson. $700/ month plus 1st, last and security deposit. Call James, 904-397-0410. 12/201/10/13p 2 BR, 2 BA SW mobile home. Extra large master bedroom with bath and walk-in closet. Dishwasher, water softener, stor age shed; on acre in Glen. Service ani mals only. References required. $750/ month plus $600 deposit. 259-2121. 12/6tfc 2 BR, 1 BA house on Ben Rowe Road in Macclenny. $800/month plus 1st, last and security deposit. Call James, 904-3970410. 12/20-1/10/13p 2 BR, 1 BA duplex, all appliances including washer and dryer. $650/month, $650 deposit. 259-3300 or 904-591-2790. 10/18tfc 1 acre mobile home lot in Macclenny. Ready for mobile home. 259-6735 .11/8tfc Clean 3 BR, 1 BA home, nice yard, in Sanderson area, $750/month. Call 8131580 or 259-2255. 9/13tfc Mobile Homes, 2 and 3 BR, A/C, service animals only. $500-575 plus deposit. 904860-4604. 9/1tfc Mobile homes 2 and 3 BR from $350 to $575/month plus deposit. Garbage, water, sewage and lawn care included. First months rent pro-rated 912-843-8165 or 904-219-2690. 9/6tfc 4 BR, 2 BA large brick home with attached 2 car garage on large corner lot, near the courthouse. Open concept with split bedroom plan. New wood oors, new kitchen with granite counters. In-ground pool with large shed. $1300/month. 259-8444. 12/20p COMMERCIAL FR Professional retail office space for lease. Prime location on Hwy 121 Call 259-9022 for details. 11/3tfc MOBILE HOMES I buy houses and mobile homes. All cash. 904-373-1373. 11/29-12/27p Very solid. Used Jacobsen; very clean. 28x66 3 BR, 2 BA. $28,500. Set-up with AC. 259-4663. 12/6-27c Like new 2002 Horton. $37,500. Set-up with AC, french doors, new appliances. Call 259-4663. 12/6-27c Used singlewides, like new. Very clean. Starting at $16,900; set-up. Call 2594663. 12/6-27c Best deals of the year. 2012 models must go. 7 homes, 10K off, with furniture, 4 BR for $55K, set-up. Call 259-4663. 12/6-27c 32X80 Palm Harbor. 4BR, 2 BA. Land equity, only $450. 904-783-4619. 12/613c 16X80. Little TLC needed. Only $6500. 904-783-4619. 12/6-13c Used singlewide, 1100 SF, only $250/ month. 904-783-4619. 12/6-13c Lot model only. 3 BR, 2 BA; delivered free. Only $275/month. 904-783-4619. 12/6-13c Dollar and a deed can get you a 3 BR, 2 BA, only $275/month. 904-783-4619. 12/6-13c New 2013 3 BR, 2 BA. Only $275/month. 904-783-4619. 12/6-13c FOR SALE ANIMALS YARD SALES Friday and Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-? 552 North 6th Street. NOW AVAILABLE 1 and 2 BedroomsBaldwin GroveAPARTMENTS904-266-4070T.T.D. 1-800-955-8771RENTAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE TO QUALIFIED APPLICANTSThis institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. LAND FOR SALE 1-5 AcresHomes or Mobile Homes Owner Financing904-259-6431Thomas Rhoden, Realtor 500 DOLLARS & DEEDis all you need to move into your new Manufactured & Modular HomeCALL PAT800-414-2130 Tired of the Same Ol Thing? If youre planning to make some replacements this holiday season, we can take care of your sewing machine or some old furniture, were THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS CLASSIFIEDS$6 FOR 20 WORDS20 each additional word Call: 259 or Email: The Baker County Press 104 South Fith Street B.J. 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WHITE CUSTOM SERVICESFill Dirt, Sand, Slag, Hay Bulldozer & Backhoe Work275-2474 509-0929 or 509-093010/11tfc FILL DIRTCulverts installed Tim Johnson259-25365/11tfcFULL LINE OF WEDDING INVITATIONS & ACCESSORIESShower and anniversary invitations The Ofce Mart 110 South 5th Street259-37374/28tfcPRINTING & F AXINGBlack & White and Color Copies, Custom Business Forms, Business Cards, Signs, Stickers, Invitations for any occasion, Rubber Stamps and so much more!!! 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Commercial and Residential Drywall Over 50 years experience Bubba Rhoden904-226-5823Larry Rhoden, Sr. 904-412-3803 11/8-12/27pEQUIPMENT RENTALSFront End Loaders Commercial MowersMACCLENNY CYCLE AND MARINE 259-5494 12/13-1/31/13cA & D IRRIGATION & PRESSURE WASHING LLC. 651-173912/13-1/3/13pFULL LINE OF WEDDING INVITATIONS & ACCESSORIESShower and anniversary invitations The Ofce Mart 110 South 5th Street259-37374/28tfROGER RAULERSON WELL DRILLING2 and 4 wells Call Roger or Roger Dale 259-7531 Licensed & Insured Family owned & operated12/31tfc JOHN WILLIAMS PLUMBING Call 904-259-4580CFC056961 12/6-27pCYPRESS HOME BUILDERS, INC.Custom new home construction of Log home and conventional homes Jody Paul Thrift904-591-26402/10tfcMARTIN WELL DRILLING & PUMP SERVICE2 wellsMacclenny 259-9014 Cell 838-3517 Bryceville 266-4956 email@example.comLicense No. FL 2795, GA 566 5/24-5/16/13pPEACOCK PAINTING, INC.Professional painting Interior Exterior Pressure washing Residential Commercial Parking lot line striping Fully insured & Locally owned 25 years experience259-58772/10tfc $ $ WE BUY TIMBER $ $ DIAMOND TIMBER, INC.FOR A QUALITY CUT WE ARE BAKER COUNTYS ROOFING EXPERTSCOMBS BUILDERS, INC. We specialize in problem roofs 259-2563 FREE Estimates FL Fish & Wildlife Commission seeks Nuisance Alligator Trappers for Baker CountyApply online at www.myfwc.com/alligator Closes December 28, 2012 XTREAMCARPET CLEANINGHigh-power truck mount unitsGet your carpets steam cleaned before & after the holidaysCall 904-838-5337 Buy1Get140% OFFFREEall Christmas Ornaments*at Southern Charmone Gift Item or Decoration*at Southern Charm*of equal or lesser value. May not be combined with other o ers. Excludes collectibles. Expires 12/21/12 *May not be combined with other o ers. Excludes clearance, collectibles & antiques. Expires 12/21/12.Looking for a unique gift or decoration?LOOK NO FURTHER.We have a variety of beautiful Christmas ornaments and decorations! Unique gift items perfect for that hard to buy for person on your list.110 South Fifth Street | Downtown Macclenny 259-4140Southern Charm In observance of the Christmas & New Years holidays, the City of Macclenny will have the following solid waste collection schedule:No solid waste pickup on Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25th. Entire City of Macclenny pickup on Wednesday, December 26th. Regular pick up Monday, Thursday and Friday: December 24th, 27th, and 28th. No solid waste pickup on New Years Day, Tuesday, January 1st. Entire City of Macclenny pickup on Monday, January 2nd.CITYWIDE CLEANUP JANUARY 2 JANUARY 31!!!! Place unwanted household items by the side of the road for free pickup during these dates. Help us keep our city clean!!!!Happy Holidays! Anderson Quality ROOFING Metal & Shingle Reroofs & Roof Repairs Your hometown contractor! LIC.#RC00670032593300IN GOD WE TRUST.LICENSED & INSUREDLIC.#RB0067070LLC THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Monday, Dec. 24, 10ampm Tuesday, Dec. 25 The Newspaper will be avialable Thursday, Dec. 27.We wish you a very merry Christmas! The Whispering Pines Homeowners Association will again host a luminary display on Wells Rd and Michele Rd. off Miltondale the early evening of Saturday December 22 and 23. This is the neighborhoods way of saying Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to the entire community. News Obituaries Social Notices School News Classified Adswww.bakercountypress.com Have you checked it out lately? COPIESBlack & white/Full colorT O M110 South Fifth St. Check it out...www.bakercountypress.com bakercountypress.com
Page13DECEMBER 20, 2012 Page12DECEMBER 20, 2012 788 S. 6th St. | Macclenny | 904-397-0370 | Sta ed: M-F 9-9, Sat. 9-1 $0EnrollmentSign-up now and let the tness professionals at Anytime Fitness show you how to get it done!Now o ering the Advocare complete weight loss programAdvocare o ers a superior and comprehensive approach to healthy, sustainable weight management. When combined with a balanced diet and exercise, these carefully formulated products can help in reaching weight-loss goals while preserving muscle tone for an overall trim and healthy look. December to RememberJan. 1st& no payments till Contact the Baker County Family YMCA for more in formation or to register for these upcoming programs!Winter Day CampDecember 24January 7 6:30 am 6:00 pmDecember 24 6:30 am 1:00 pm$25/day or $180 for entire camp www.FirstCoastYMCA.org 259.089898 W. Lowder St., MacclennyMembership not required to participate in programs or events.Upcoming events at the Baker County Family YMCA As we welcome this season of peace and joy, our thoughts turn to the many good folks who have blessed us with their generosity and support, and we wish you all the very, merriest Christmas followed by a happy and prosperous year. COUNTRY FEDERALCREDIT UNION Open 24/7 @ www.countryfcu.com Treatment rooms are private and con dential. Merry Christmas to your family from ours! To all our neighbors and friends, we wish the merriest and brightest Christmas season, ever! Thanks for lighting up our year with your visits. Merry Christmas! Melissa Taylor, R.D.H. Dr. Carter, D.M.D A blessing ofFaith, Hopeand His Lovebe with you this Christmas and throughout the year! Tradition. Service. Innovation.839 South Fifth Street ~ Macclenny ~ 259-6003 The New Look SalonGet ready for the Christmas holiday and the New Year look. Color & Foil Hi-lights $50.00($25.00 each)Gwen Walls: 259 or 607 Located inside Midtowne Center by WJXRBring this ad to be entered into a drawing for a free color or hi-light. Drawing held on December 29 at 3:00 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Goodwin60th anniversary Shirley and Ronald Goodwin of Sanderson celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on December 19 with a family dinner. The couple wed on that date in Wilson, N.C. Their children include Deborah Dowling, Richard Goodwin and Ronald Goodwin Jr., all of Sanderson, Kenneth Goodwin of Orange Park and the late Randy Goodwin. The Goodwins also have 11 grandchildren and 13 greatgrandchildren.Mr. and Mrs. NormanWed December 1 Kaleigh Miller of Jacksonville and Wesley Norman of Macclenny were married on December 1 during a ceremony at Latyns Land-N in Yulee, FL. The bride is the daughter of Randy and Beth Miller of Jacksonville and the groom is the son of Bo and Kathy Norman of Macclenny. Following a honeymoon in Jamaica, the couple is residing in Macclenny. JOEL ADDINGT ON N EWS EDIT OR firstname.lastname@example.orgBusiness has picked up this year at Rudolphs Christmas Tree Farm north of Cuyler, though the busiest part of the year has come and gone. I think this year is going to be a little bit better than the last couple of years, but nowhere near what it used to be before the recession and all hit, said owner Jeanell Fraser, widow of the farms founder Thomas Ed Fraser. She said most visitors stop by in early December to select a tree and harvest it with a small bow saw. Ms. Fraser, 76, says many families time the trip in conjunction with the annual Lighted Christmas Parade through MacDecember. This weekend will be the last weekend well have very many people, she said late last week. Well still sell to the stragglers through next week but that will wind it up. Theres only been a few times, made half a dozen, she recalled, when trees were sold on Christmas Eve, and that was usually to military families who waited on soldiers returning for the holiday so they could share the experi ence with them. The farm opened in the late eighties, six to seven years after in 1981. Today Rudolphs grows leyland cypress, red cedar and a few Carolina sapphire cypress trees. Theyre so-so, Ms. Fraser said of the sapphires. They grow well here. Theyre shaped like a Christmas tree, even though we have to shear them and help them along. The leyland cypress feature stronger branches that can hold heavier ornaments. The cedars are known for their smell and range between 5-18 feet tall. The leyland cypress can reach up to to manage at that size. Transportation is a problem, and of course, getting them in the house and decorating them, said Ms. Fraser, who grew up on the O.C. Horne Road property when it was a livestock farm. The farm takes its name Rudolph from Ms. Frasers mother. My dad passed away and we got the farm, she said. We named it in honor of her as well as something children could identify with. As one might expect, the farm has seen a lot of repeat customers over the year. Children who came to the site are now returning as parents with their own kids to pick out Christmas trees. Ms. Fraser said theres also new, younger people who may have moved into the area and learned of the popular supplier, or perhaps found Rudolphs location online. We have a lot of people that have moved down from the northern states accustomed to going out and cutting their own tree, she said. Theyre surprised they farm in Florida where they can do that, even though we cant grown the spruces and furs and stuff like that, she continued. But the kids get to run around and experience the things they did as children. All Occasions Rental & Design2013 Wedding Packages $120.00$4,000.00 www.alloccasionsweb.net 904.259.8397 PHOTOS BY JIM MCGA ULEY Wyatt Grith, above, looks on as Trenton Joiner and others saw a Christmas tree. At left (l-r) are Gene Hobson, Mandy Wainright and Christopher Shuler.Outlook better for Christmas tree farmThe Wildcat varsity boys basketball team upped its season mark to 9-1, absorbing its first loss at Paxon with a 87-62 drubbing on December 11. Nonetheless, the Cats are in the midst of the best start in a decade. It wasnt an easy start to the week for Coach Charles Ruise and his players as they ran into the Paxon buzzsaw at Paxon. The Eagles exploded out of the gate and four of their starting five were in double figures as they locked up the win to stop what was until that night the Wildcats six-game winning streak. The Paxon forwards pushed inside and their guards hit from the perimeter as they ran out to a 23-15 firstquarter edge. The Eagles kept up the pressure with run and gun and took a 41-32 lead into the locker room at the half. If anything, they upped the pressure in the second half with a quick transition game and a strong presence in the paint. The Eagles out scored BCHS 23-16 in the third quarter and the Cats couldnt make up the ground. Charles Ruise Jr. led BCHS with 19 points and Jesse Gardner had 12 points. Wesley Combs and CeCe Jefferson had eight apiece. The Wildcats bounced back on December 13 with a commanding 7552 win on the road at Interlachen. The Cats spread around the scoring with five players in double figures. They penetrated to the basket all night long and were effective with their outside shooting as well. At one point in the third period, Ruise hit four straight three point baskets. The Cats came out gunning and Brandon Lewis had his best quarter of the season. Lewis was unstoppable, with 11 first period points as BCHS took a 23-15 lead. The pace slowed somewhat in the second period but the Cats led by 15 at the half. They kept the Rams at arms length through out the second half. Ruise and Lewis led the scoring attack with 16 points. Johnny Lamb had 12 points and Gardner and Jefferson added 10 points. The Wildcats trav eled to Middleburg on Friday, December 14 winning a slow-paced game 43-30 over the Broncos. The Broncos were never in the game and played a very deliberate style of ball. BCHS got most of its points on the inside with Lamb leading the way. The Cats led 20-7 at the end of the half and did a good job defensively on the Broncos. No one on the host team had double figures. Lamb led BCHS with 12 points. Combs had seven and Ruise, Gardner and Cameron Mack had six. The Wildcats will host University Christian on Friday, December 21 and will then take a break before hosting the Florida First Coast Classic December 27-29. The Wildcat wrestling team turned in a good showing at the Sandalwood Invitational on December 13 and 14. Three of the wrestlers medaled and the Cats finished eighth in the 16-team field. Coach Adam Brunner had hoped for a stronger finish for the Cats but was happy with the second place showing by Lenny Carter. Lenny Carter displayed a great effort against the team who won the tournament, Fletcher High School, said Brunner. He battled with Fletcher until the last minute of the last round, but ended up coming just a little short in points. Brandon Harvey and Sean Mulkey also medaled, finishing third and fourth, respectively. Harvey won his first round but lost on points to go to wrestlebacks. Cody Miller, Awsten Yonn, CJ Thomas and Collyn Green also posted wins in the tournament. The Cats wrestled well against strong competition from Fletcher, Suwannee, Yulee and First Coast but couldnt close out the matches. We will be better conditioned and a stronger team going into Terry Parker on January 4 and 5 for their tournament, said Brunner. The Wildcat girls weightlifting team won an exciting match on the road at Fleming Island on December 13, squeaking by 4743 in a hotly contested match. Laken Head (101 class), Madyson Perry (110), Kristian Burn ham (129) and Ashley Wheeler (139) took first place. Head finished in the top three in the district with a 195 total. Perrys 130 in the clean and jerk is one of the best totals in the state so far this season. Burnhams 260 total puts her in second place in the district and Wheeler has one of the top totals in the state at 300 pounds. Bethan Greer, Ashley Suggs, Reagan McKendree, Mekenzi Hand, Glenna Godwin, Lacey Nettles and Brianna Yarbrough placed second. Bridget Higgen botham, Haleigh Crawford, Rebekah Long, Aimeelee Crite, Rachel Chambers and Brooke Adams had third place finishes. The girls wont lift again until after the holiday break. It was a busy and productive week for the Lady Wildcat basketball team as it chalked up three wins to run its season record to 6-2. The girls started off the week with a 71-55 defeat of the Bradford Tornadoes on their home floor on December 10. The Cats had three girls in double figures in the game. Delicia Washington caught fire with a dozen second-period points to power the Cats to a 4326 halftime lead. But she wasnt alone in her scoring prowess as Shaniece Paige continued to shoot the ball well and Candace Clack had her best shooting night of the season. Bradford had some good athletes but couldnt keep up with the Wildcats pace and inside game. Washington had 23 that night and Paige 18 points. Clack had 16 and Joshalyn Brown and Sierra Martino seven points. A 29-point effort from Washington overwhelmed the Baldwin Indians on Thursday, December 13, at home. The hosts were not polite to the Indians and Washington scored all but two of her points in the first half on the way to a 58-16 win. Paige added 12 points. Chantel Jonas added a half-dozen. The girls got their second victory over West Nassau with a 5939 win the following day, also at BCHS. The Warriors held it relatively close in the first half, trailing by 10 points, but the Cats re lentlessly put on the pressure and their inside/outside game beat West Nassau down as the game progressed. Washington led all scorers with 27 points. Clack had another sold offensive game with 14 and Brown had nine points. BCHS moves on to Bishop Snyder starting on Thursday, December 20 to take part in the Cardinals Christmas tournament.BOB GER ARD | SPORTSBaker County High School had a rather prestigious visitor last week. Alabama football coach Nick Saban showed up at the school office to pay a visit to the Wildcat coaches. It is assumed that Saban is interested in defensive end CeCe Jefferson but the coaching staff is very closed mouthed because of the labyrinth of NCAA rules regarding what can and cannot happen during recruiting or not recruiting, whatever the case may be. We have to be very careful in the coming months and years about the nature of the visits from these coaches, said Wildcat football coach Ryan Sulkowski. Coaches are not allowed face-to-face contact with prospects on our campus while they are out recruiting. These coaches are simply visiting our school and speaking with the coaches and the administrators and guidance staff regarding potential prospects. If Saban was inquiring about Jefferson he wont be the first. The sophomore defensive ends stats are impressive. He was an All-American as a freshman. This year he is first team FACA All-District. He has 22.5 tackles for a loss, 14 sacks and 3 blocked punts. He has also been used on the offensive line and as a fullback. Reading the NCAA recruiting rules is similar to trying to understand the US tax code and is just about as long. Jefferson or any other Wildcat football player is not allowed to be photographed with Saban or any college coach outside the university setting. Players not allowed to meet with Saban or any other coach outside of a proscribed official visit and coaches are only allowed to visit a school site once a year. See what I mean? So Nick Saban may or may not have been on campus on Wednesday, December 12. And he may or may not have been talking about CeCe Jefferson. And you may or may not have just read an article about it. PHOTOS BY JUD JOHNSON At left, Johnathan Lamb shoots the lay-up. At right, Charles Ruise goes for two. PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON Bethany Greer nishes a clean and jerk as teammates look on. 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