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COVERING BAKER COUNTY SIN CE 1929The countys most professional and extensive source for news, classied, display and real estate listings JOEL ADDINGTON N EWS EDITOR email@example.comSamantha Ortiz wowed the audience at last weeks spelling bee by nailing the rather tricky championship word one that most of us would need spell check to master. But the fifth grader at Keller Intermediate School was well prepared and it showed the morning of January 11 at the Family Service Center adja cent to the school. and methodically, Ms. Ortiz recited the letters of each syllable. ... I-N, C-A-N, D-E ... she said, pausing be fore the hard part. ... S, C-E, N-C-E? After a nod from the judges, the 11-year-old Macclenny resident exhaled. Shed won the 2013 Baker County spelling bee by outlasting 37 other students in the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades, all top spellers in their respective classes, and correctly spelling incandescence. Ms. Ortiz will travel to Jacksonville for the regional spelling bee sponsored by the Florida Times-Union next month, which includes a catered breakfast with the winners from other school districts and their families. Baker Countys spelling champion also won a number of prizes: a championship pin, subscription to Brittanica Online Encyclopedia, a years worth of online foreign language instruction with a discount for the second year, and school supplies. When the spelling bee concluded, bakercountypress.comVisit our website and vote each week in our online poll. ONLINE POLL RESULTSShould there be tighter gun regulations?8% Yes 57% No 35% Under certain circumstances Macclenny manager Dopson announces retirementSee Page 5S ee page 5 Narrow margins in Cats win, loss See page 14First ever BCMS baseball tryoutsAlmost 60 middle school baseball players tried out for the new BCMS baseball team at the BCHS baseball eld under the watchful eyes of head coach Matt Turner with assistants Austin Pride and Adam Horn. It will be the rst baseball team in the middle schools history and a feeder program to Coach Fred Matricardis Wildcats. JOEL ADDINGTON N EWS EDITOR firstname.lastname@example.orgIts a good time to be in the gun business. Since the December 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 26 people, most of them children, sales have soared nationwide and here in Baker County. Phillip Crews, who owns Extreme Outdoors, estimated his store on West Macclenny Avenue has seen a 50 percent tragedy in Connecticut, which sparked renewed debate about gun control in America. The stores spike in gun sales guns, but Mr. Crews stocked up dozen were sold in a day or two and theres more on the way. Firearm sales are also boom ing at Baker Guns & Gold Pawn on South Sixth Street in Macclenny. Owner Erin Tubbs said sales picked up considerably following the shooting, but couldnt quantify the apparent increase. Weve seen an obvious in crease ... I think people are very concerned of the bans, and what exactly will be banned, said Ms. Tubbs. In one day the Monday after the Sandy Hook shooting the pawn shop sold nine asThat day was just crazy, she said. And people are still coming in and asking, phones ringing. Its constant. Ms. Tubbs said as custom Do GUNS make usSAFER?1515total number of concealed weapons permits in Baker County on Dec. 31, 201259%violent crime decrease in Baker County between 2000-2011 Year Concealed carry permits issued Baker County violent crime rate (per 100,000)200058 413200141 434200226 430200327 423200440 442200540 634200683 371200795 3902008124 2892009207 2432010297 2232011163 170Erin Tubbs, owner of Baker Guns and Gold Pawn shows an AR-15 from her inventory. Gun ban fears spike sales locallyS ee page 5MIKE ANDERSON P RESS ST AFF Oldcastle Southern Groups attempt to gain support for its controversial plans to mine sand in southeastern Baker County appears to have found some traction in a proposal that could financially benefit the City of Macclenny. Though kept under the publics radar until recently, the city has been quietly working since last summer on a plan to sell treated wastewater, referred to as grey water, to Oldcastle to use in its mining operations if the company gets the necessary state and local permits to pro ceed. City Manager Gerald Dopson briefed the city commission on the proposal at a board meeting on the evening of January 8, during which he stated emphatically that any business relationship that may be formed with Oldcastle should not be viewed as an endorse ment of the companys mining plans. I think if it can be done it City of Macclenny, Mr. Dop son told the board. If Oldcastle is successful, we would like to see this happen. But it in no support. The proposal, which appears likely to be approved by the St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD), calls for Oldcastle to build a pipeline from the wastewater treatment plant on the citys south side to transport grey water to the proposed 192-acre mining site owned by DuPont east of SR 228 about 2.5 miles south of I-10. Oldcastle encountered wide spread opposition to its min ing plans last year from citizen groups and from some coun ty commissioners who stated their concerns over the impact mining would have on water re sources, including the Floridan Aquifer. The company has an application pending with the water management district to withdraw up to 2.8 million gallons by much smaller amounts in the future. That may not be necessary if the proposed use of Sand mine could get grey water from city PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON Finalist Frankie Klotz (bee moderator Scott Hunter at left). PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON Spelling bee winner Samantha Ortiz with her mother, Mariella Santos. S ee page 4 Graphic by: Jessica Prevatt Sources: Florida Department of Law Enforcements Uniform Crime Reports and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Letters are welcome, but must contain the signature of the writer, a telephone number and city of residence. Letters must reect opinions and statements on issues of current interest to the general public. The newspaper reserves the right to reject any material which in the newspapers judgement does not meet standards of publication. CONT AC T US By phone at 904.259.2400 or by fax at 904.259.6502. You can stop by our oce located at 104 S. Fifth Street, Mac clenny, FL or mail your submission to PO Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063. We are available online at www.bakercountypress.comCOMMEN TT B C PPage3J A NU A RY 17, 2013 Page 2 T B C P ursday, January 17, 2013So, Bob, how are the wedding plans coming? someone asked me recently. Sara Beth, my oldest mar ries Aaron Summers in April. That makes me Father of the Bride. Somehow, I dont feel nearly as wise as Spencer Tracy. I feel a lot more like Steve Martin in the remake. All I need is an arrow through my head like Martin wore in his stand-up comedy routines and old Steve and I would be right at home. Theyre coming along fine, I reply. Does she have her dress? She does. Its beautiful. Where did she get it? Uh I dont know. It just showed up at my house one day. Oh. Whos the caterer? Caterer? Whos doing the food? Uh I dont know. When is her first shower? Um not sure. Where are they going for their honeymoon? Uh . Do you see the pattern here? Had those questions have been asked of Sara Beth or my wife or even my mother-inlaw, there would probably be good detailed answers. Ask me well you see what you get. I dont know squat. Humans use 23% of their brains. I use about 12% on a good day. I honestly cant remember being told the details. If you read last weeks column you know that men have a straight ahead way of looking at the world where women see things in a variety of layers. My wife assumes that if she tells someone within a 50-yard radius of where Im standing that I know what it is that they were talking about. That assumes I was paying attention to someone elses conversation. Maybe thats what women do. But I was always taught its rude to eavesdrop so I dont. Theres a real good possibility I was exposed to all these wedding details like radiation, but it didnt make it through the conversational lead suit that we men seem to wear. I dont know zip. I guess I probably should since Im being asked to take out my checkbook. Its always a good idea to know what youre paying for, but I am convinced that if I asked too many questions my wife would shake her head and say, You really dont want to know. Usually, when Kelley says that to me my response is, Okay. Shes right. Im better off not knowing. Id worry if I knew too much. When Kelley and I decid ed to marry 31 years ago her mother told me that I had one job where the wedding was concerned. Show up. That was basically it. I had to show up and say the things that I was supposed to say like I do. I was informed that I didnt need to know the details. I was to put on a tuxedo, take some pictures and marry Kelley. That suits most men just fine. We dont want to know the details. They are too scary. I flew in from graduate school in Texas two days before the wedding. I did what I was told cheerfully and tried to stay out of the way. It worked out just fine. Heres the difference be tween me and my future sonin-law. Aaron wants to know things. He wants to be a part of the planning. My thinking was I let the women involved fight it out among themselves and I stay above the fray. I comforted my wife-to-be when she was frustrated and was supportive of her decisions. Weddings are really for women. Men just want to be married. We dont usually care about the fru-frus. Were all about the honeymoon. Were happy to be married in a church, in a yard, in a courthouse, in somebodys living room. I cant tell you what my wedding looked like. I can tell you exactly what my bride looked like ravishing, and what my rented shoes felt like vises that made me go numb to the knees. Thats about it. So feel free to ask me about my daughters wedding and I will smile and give you the thimbleful of information I know. If I happen to have an arrow through my head at the time, thats because Im Steve Martin, Father of the Bride. Heres something to think about. The U.S. Congress (for lowinformation voters, thats the House and Senate) isnt one of our best respected institutions. It may be due to, oh, things like not passing a budget in over three years while still spending above a trillion dollars a year more than revenues. Or maybe people dont like the fact that Congress generously pads its members and staff with salary and benefit levels that far exceed us working shlubs, including lifetime benefits even for one-termers. You know, things like that. So it should be no surprise that a recent Public Policy Poll (www. publicpolicypolling.com) comes along and informs us that Congress is flying high with a favorability rating of 9 percent. One in ten of us think Congress is doing a good job. Id suggest that if you know anyone in that 10 percent category, you avoid getting into a vehicle if theyre driving. And dont make a decision based on their recommendation. If you yourself are among the ten percent, youre probably not reading this anyway; its doubtful you know how to read. The pollsters found a full 85 percent of us holding Congress in a negative light, and thats not unusual. So this time, they asked people to compare the U.S. Congress to 26 other things that are commonly disliked. This is where it gets interesting. Cockroaches are more popular than Congress by 45-43 percent. Brussel sprouts are more popular by 69-23 percent. Lice (you remember lice) are more popular by 67-19 percent. Colonoscopies are more popular by 58-31 percent. Carnies (those guys at the county fair) more popular 39-31 percent. Root canals more popular than congressmen 56-32 percent. Used car salesmen beat them out 57-32 percent. Those NFL replacement refs? Yep, theyre more trusted than members of Congress 56-29 percent. And it goes on. This is all humorous (go to the website and read more) but it aint funny. Too often we look to who is in the Oval Office as the personification of what we dont like about Washingtons direction. We forget that in this republic, Congress has the real power the power of the purse. You take the money away from Washington and its just another town loaded with jerks. The current president is an arrogant jerk, but hes not the problem. The people we elect (all too frequently re-elect) are the problem. Im no fan of the federal judiciary either, but they (at least yet) arent in charge of raising the revenues and directing where they go. Thats the job of Congress. And theyre doing a lousy (remember lice) job of it. And the blame can be spread equally among both major political parties, thank you very much. Around Christmas there was a lot of Internet chatter about a constitutional amendment to re-direct the path Congress has taken us the past half-century. Term limits. Now theres an idea. A maximum of two, six-year terms in the Senate; three (maybe four) two-year terms in the House. No special benefits; the same health plan as other federal employees for the time theyre in Washington. No retirement benefits; when you leave, you leave and the governments finished paying for you. And while were at it, ex-members cant return as lobbyists at any level of government. Peddle your influence somewhere else; if youre good you should be able to get a real job. There are other suggested reforms floating out there, and my guess is, given the current mood of the electorate, some of them could find their way into the amendment process. We gotta do something, and with that deficit clock ticking we dont have a lot of time. Cockroaches and lice? Yea, theyre pretty nasty, But who wouldve dreamed that Brussel sprouts could beat out anything? Had my dear late mother been stricter, Id still be at the dinner table dreaming up strategies to avoid eating them. MY SIDE OF THE MATTERROBERT GERARD With gun control all over the news these days and President Obama expected to call on Congress this week to take action to address gun violence, we shared this weeks online poll about the issue on Facebook. The poll results can be found on the front page, but heres a look at some of the discussion we saw after encouraging readers to comment on their views as well: Derek-Beth Manning: To bad we cant vote on stiffer penalties on crimes committed! Nicholas Delgross: It does not matter how tight regulations get,criminals and anyone with ill intent will get a weapon,whether it be a gun,bomb,knife etc. Nicholas Delgross: As far as high capacity magazines,mute point, you can easily have several smaller magazines. It takes a fraction of a second to swap an empty for a fully loaded maga zine. Greg Gainey: I would expect we are going to see at the least an assault weapon and high cap magazines ban. It aint going to do anything to curb violence. It only takes a few seconds to reload a fresh magazine. All the whackos will do is get more maga zines that carry 10 rounds each and practice reloading like they always do and get procient at it and then we will be having another crazy shooting up a bunch more people. Then they (liberals) will enact even more restrictions that still wont stop the loonies until a law abiding citizen will lose the right to keep and bear arms altogether. I submit that it isnt about curbing violence for the liberals, its about power. Dennie Dee Ledford: Absolutely, positively need tighter and tougher regulations. George Washington never wanted his own people to shoot each other. Nor was Facebook fansWhat you had to say ... he ever a member of the NRA. It was founded on, well ... other principles, but none of them meant shooting fellow civilians. Terry Moshier: We dont need tighter regulations on guns or weapons of any kind. We need a justice system that makes the criminals pay for the crimes they commit, not the justice system that we have, that barters the penalty down to nothing. Criminals are not afraid of the justice system at all. The criminals will get a gun at any cost, tighter regulations or not. Able and Cain didnt use a gun. Scott Shannon: Criminals do not follow laws so its ignorant to think another gun law would prevent any crime. Columbine massacre happened right in the middle of the last assault weapons ban ... This is only about disarming the American public and infringing upon their God-given rights. If the federal government can own 30 round magazines by God so can I! Rik Kinghorn: Anyone that says yes to more gun control, put yourself in the shoes of that woman in Atlanta! Kathleen Esford Johnson: The 2nd amendment was writ ten for American citizens to protect themselves from tyranny ... Isnt it ironic that now Obama is seeking gun control? This is no joke people, Biden even said that Obama is considering using executive privilege. Cam Hayes: ... We arent talking about smok ing pot or drunk driving where some one may get a slap on the wrist, a night and jail, and a hefty ne. Were talking about people having the capacity to more conveniently take the lives of others ... It only takes a few seconds to change a magazine. Yes? So? How is that not a good thing? 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ursday, January 17, 2013 T B C P Page 5 Page 4 T B C P ursday, January 17, 2013Macclennys longtime city manager is calling it quits. Gerald Dopson, who has been at the helm of city operations for more than four decades, announced this week he will step down May 1. Thats the anniversary of the day he took the job in 1970. In his letter to members of the city commission dated January 14, Mr. Dopson recommended one of them, Phil Rhoden, to take his place. Though appointment of his successor pends commission approval, Mr. Dopson brought Mr. Rhoden along to a meeting with city employees on Monday to formally announce a retirement that he had confided to family and friends for some months that he was intending to take. Mr. Dopson is 70. Often with public officials we stay in a position so long we feel were infallible and we hang on too long. I dont want that to happen. Its not good for the city and its future, said the manager in an interview on Tuesday. He said the employee meeting the previous day was positive. I told them the main thing now is to move forward. We need new ideas and, if the com mission and mayor agree, I think Phil is the person to take us there, Mr. Dopson said. Mr. Rhoden is in charge of warehousing and proper ty at Northeast Florida State Hospital and, more recently, at the North Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center in Gainesville. He has been at NEFSH for 25 years. The 58-year-old Macclenny native has been on the city board seven years, and was a zoning board member before that. Mr. Rhoden said this week he assumed until a few months ago that assistant city manager Roger Yarbrough would take Mr. Dopsons place. I was comfortable with that, then Roger came to me and urged me to consider the job, he recalled. He (Mr. Yarbrough) said he was in the DROP program and only had two years until he was retiring. He thought it would be better if someone took it more long term. It took me by surprise so I said let me think about it. I prayed about it and believe now that if the city wants me Ill be glad to take it. Its a great challenge. Mr. Rhoden and wife Debbie are the parents of a daughter and grandparents of three. As for Mr. Dopson, he says he advised the staff that hed be available after May to fill in information gaps if needed. But I made it clear Im not going to be coming back around here; I wont be hanging around city hall. If they need me for something, fine, but when I leave, I leave. He intends to be more active on the Florida Gateway College Foun dation Board (Mr. Dopsons son Brian is the schools vice-president), and continue with his food plot game preservation project at Fairview Hunting Club in the north county, where he is a longtime member. Gerald Dopson Serving Baker County for over 33 yearsspecializing in...Real Estate Family Law Personal Injury Hugh D. 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See a First Federal representative for more information. city grey water is approved. dated June 25, 21012, but only recently revealed, the citys consulting engineer Frank Darabi stated that the city currently discharges an average of 700,000 to 800,000 gallons of treated wastewater daily into Turkey Creek. There is absolutely no reason not to reuse this resource in lieu of withdrawing precious groundwater from the aquifer, Mr. Darabi wrote. In particular, if the company pre-excavates an area and mixes surficial water with the treated wastewater, they will have more than adequate water for their intended purpose. In late December, Oldcastle City Manager Dopson a letter afproposal, noting that it would enable the company to drop its application for a consumptive use permit to withdraw water from the aquifer and, instead, seek only a water use permit to use city wastewater. Oldcastle understands this option is attractive to the SJRWMD because the (district) would like to see the city use a spray current discharge into an adjacent waterway, Mr. McClelland wrote. To utilize the citys grey water Oldcastle is willing to engineer and construct an underground pipe and pumping system from the city water treatment facility to the property which will have the capacity to transfer a minimum of 1.3 million gallons of water a day. The water will be used in Oldcastles operations and any excess water will be directed to spray ty. It is anticipated that Oldcastle will not need the citys grey water ever, as an accommodation to the city Oldcastle would continue to accept and spray the citys grey water until there is no marketable sand reserves on the property. At present, that is expected to be be tween 30 to 50 years. After all marketable sand reserves are exhausted on the site, Mr. McClelland said, the spray fields land would be conveyed to the city, at which time the city would become fully responsible for all maintenance of pipes, spraying system, pumps and land. The proposed agreement is contingent on the company receiving all the necessary permits needed from the state and the county before closing on the purchase of the land from DuPont, Mr. McClelland said. Oldcastle believes its proposed use of the citys grey water in his letter to the city manager. It assures Oldcastle of an adequate supply of water without drilling a deep well. It also en ables the city to dispose of its grey water without having to construct a pipeline, purchase property, of time, maintain and regulate a The city manager agreed that the proposal would be advantageous to both the city and to Oldcastle. It would eliminate a lot of stress on Turkey Creek and eliminate a lot of (city) permitting requirements on the state and federal level, Mr. Dopson told city commissioners last week. In a response letter to Mr. McClelland, dated December 28, the city manager said the city could provide the water if Oldcastle provides the rest. Your proposed use of the cial to the city and the city would look favorably upon the Oldcastle proposal should you receive the required permits, Mr. Dopson wrote. The terms of an actual agreement would have to be negotiated. Trying to avoid any political fallout over the issue, however, paragraph in his letter to Mr. McClelland: Please be also advised that we are providing this information in response to your inquiry and you may not conclude or assume this to be an endorsement or acceptance of the proposed activity by the City of Macclenny. Despite the uphill battle Oldcastle has faced, including three county commissioners declaring their opposition, the company has continued to pursue its plans, including hiring a public relations team to woo public support. The company recently joined the Bak er County Chamber of Commerce and distributed slick brochures and a video on Oldcastles website touting the companys commitment to the environment and the community. One member of the companys PR team, Macclenny attorney Hugh Fish, was present during the city commissions January 10 meeting. We would love to work with the city, Mr. Fish said on behalf of Oldcastle. Our experts will get with their (citys) experts to see if fer to the city. Commissioner Vern Bennett, who recently received an award for his 25 years on the city board, said the proposed mutually-advantageous offer might soften some of the resistance Oldcastle has met in its quest for mining permits. and the county and the company, Mr. Bennett said. It might change some peoples minds if the city gets the deal. Last spring the county commission tabled consideration of Oldcastles proposal as well as a similar mining plan from another company, E.R. Jahna of Lake Wales, which wants to mine 275 acres of a 960-acre site it leases northeast of the Enterprise East Industrial Park where the Walmart Distribution Center is located. Both companies need special zoning exceptions from the county to mine on lands zoned agriculture. Both companies pulled their special exception applications in August 45 minutes before county commissioners were set to vote on them and no dates have yet been set for reconsideration. From page 1 ers hear more and more about the potential for new regulations pistols and revolvers as well. They are asking for anything that carries a larger magazine, she said. Mr. Crews is seeing much of the same. He said every time Vice President Joe Biden, who delivered recommendations for addressing gun violence to President Obama this week, speaks on television, more people come into his shop. The people out here, they dont like to be told which ammo they can have or what they cant have, he said. Bullets have become harder to procure lately, according to Mr. Crews, though hes not sure why. Theyre trickling in, but we have to really work to get them, he said. The school shooting may have caused people here and elsewhere to buy weapons for protection, and the ensuing political debate about new restrictions seems to have many stocking up while they can. But will the surge in gun sales make us safer? Do more guns translate into less crime? Undoubtedly crime has fallen here in the last decade and hundreds of conceal carry permits were issued during that time, data from the state shows. The local crime rate which represents the percentage of crimes reported per 100,000 people declined eight of the 11 years between 2000 and 2011, the latest year for which annual figures are available from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The increases came in 2003, 2005 and 2009; but the crime rate in 2011 was 47 percent lower than the rate in 2000, even as the countys population grew during that period. Similarly, Baker Countys violent crime rate has been up and down during the last decade but its fallen overall. The rate ticked up four times in 2001, 2004, 2005 and 2007 during those eleven years. Still, compared to the 2000 rate, violent crime in 2011 was 59 percent less than at the start of the decade. Meanwhile, more and more people in Baker County were obtaining concealed carry permits from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Ser vices. The licenses, which are good for seven years, allow their holdother weapons hidden on their person. Generally, convicted felons and those convicted or adjudicated guilty of violent crimes, including domestic violence, and those deemed mentally unstable by the state are not eligible for the permits. Since July 1, 2000, the state has issued 1411 new concealed carry permits in Baker County and there were a total of 1515 permit holders here at the end of 2012, state records show. On average, during that 12year period, the state issued 117.5 new permits annually. But the largest jumps in new permits issued annually came in 2008-09 and 2009-10 when the state approved 504 concealed carry licenses. During the two years prior, only 219 permits were handed out. The local crime rate in one of those years rose moderately up 26 percent in 2009 but the violent crime rate declined each year since 2007, falling some 56 percent by 2011. Comparing crime and gunrelated statistics can be tricky, warned Michele Covington, assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice at the University of North Florida, when presented with the preceding data on Baker County. Gun violence is a complex issue, and a tricky phenomenon to study. There is mixed evidence on the effects of concealed weapons permits on violent crime, she said. Most studies indicate that as concealed weapons per mits increase, violent crime rates either decrease or remain stable. She said its safe to assume, then, that more guns generally dont increase violent crime rates, but the jury is still out on whether they decrease crime. Correlation does not necessarily indicate causation, said Ms. Covington. Another thing ings are sensitive to the location being studied, the method of study used and the types of violent crime being considered ... While statistics can be very use ful and are instrumental in helping us understand whether or not policies on gun control or gun crime are having their intended effects, we have to be very careful not to place too much weight we must look at the bigger picture and consider multiple studwell as common sense. First Baptist Churchof MacclennyIt Feels Like Home372 S. Sixth Street at W. Minnesota Ave. Directions from I-10: Take Exit 335 N. Go 1.3 miles North on Hwy. 121 See steeple on left Broadcast Live on WJXR 92.1 FM each Sunday Morning @ 11:00 am SUNDAY SERVICESSunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:45 am & 6:00 pmWEDNESDAY SERVICESPrayer & Bible Study 6:00 pm Awana for Children 6:00 pm Youth Group 6:00 pm Dr. Edsel M. Bone Senior Pastor From page 1 an excited Mariella Santos wasted no time in congratulating her daughter with a big smile and tight embrace as students and parents began to share snacks before closing the 45-minute program about 10:15 am. Ms. Ortiz started studying for the annual competition as soon as it was announced early in the school year. She even studied during her trip to California for Christmas vacation. Shes been constantly dedicated to it, Ms. Santos said of her daughters preparation for the spelling bee. If Ms. Ortiz wins at the regional bee on February 23, shell be eligible for the state competition. A victory there would win her entry into the national spelling bee in Washington, D.C. At the district bee last week, four spellers survived until the the only contestant to nail her second-to-last word, polymathic. Seventh grader Frankie Klotz missed the next word, Malachite, by one letter and fifth grader Nick Melvin and another student misspelled their words and cadre. That set up Ms. Ortiz as the potential winner. Not only does the winner have to outlast all the other spellers by not misspelling his or her words, they have to spell one additional word to take the title. This is potentially the championship speller, but she (Ms. Ortiz) has to spell another word correctly, said the bees mod erator Scott Hunter, a guidance counselor at Keller Intermediate. If not, we repeat the round with these four spellers. Of course, that didnt happen. The volunteer judges for this years spelling bee were retired teachers Flo Holloway, Carol Lund and Patty Hone. grade teacher Jennifer Crummey and sixth grade teacher Tiffany Harvey. To see video of Ms. Ortiz winning the spelling bee, please visit the video section of www.baker countypress.com.Gun ban fears spike Baker County sales Phil RhodenCity manager retiring in MayRecommends Phil Rhoden to replace himThe Baker County Code Enforcement Board voted to allow a Glen St. Mary property owner six months to demolish three unoccupied and deteriorating mobile homes on Kathy Jo Rd., and gave him two weeks to clean up excessive refuse that has accumulated on the property. The motion by member Chris Gazes specified that William Staten must also obtain the de molition permit within that twoweek period or face a $50 fine plus $10 daily fines for up to a half-year. He is liable already for the $85 administrative fee to cover the countys cost for bringing the case before the CEB during its regular monthly meeting on January 14. Many of us have made complaints over the years ... which have gone unnoticed and unheard, wrote a neighbor in October to the county managers office, adding that she was speaking for the neighborhood as well. This man [Mr. Staten] does just enough to get the county off his back for the time, yet it is never enough. The board viewed photos taken earlier that day bearing out the neighbors claim that the mobile homes joined in horseshoe shape are dilapidated and strewn with refuse, as are nearby yards. The complaint letter alleged that septic waste leaks onto adjoining property infested with rats and snakes. Mr. Staten in sworn testimony told the CEB he once occupied the property before mov ing to nearby CR 23C and had rented it until recently. He also averred that he was unaware of the amount of trash that had accumulated until he attempted to clean it and mow down over grown weeds. The demolition permit is good for six months, and if Mr. Staten fails to remove the units during that period, the fine schedule will be retroactive. In other business, the code board voted to recommend a 50 percent reduction in the $3061 fine levied against property owned by James F. Barton on Myrtis Barton. The fine and resulting lien accumulated from August, 2010 because a move-on permit was never purchased. Mr. Barton appeared at the January meeting and said the unit was occupied by a nephew who assured him he cleared the matter up. It has since been re moved. The recommendation will now be taken up by the county commission. by David Walls to levy a first-day fine of $50 followed by $10 a day for 180 days against Deborah Alford for failure to obtain a mobile home move-on permit. No one representing the property owner appeared at the meeting. The mobile home is off Timber Trace Dr. near Glen St. Mary. 30-year reunionThe Baker County High School class of 1983 is anticipating its 30th reunion and the committee is seeking classmates to help plan the event. The committee will meet on Thursday, January 24 at Chubbys Wings on Chaffee Rd. For more details, contact Chris Davis Yarbrough at 904-616-6848.Computer GEDsRegistration is now open for GED computer based testing both later this month and in February. All testing is conducted at the school districts Career and Adult Basic Ed building on west Minnesota Ave. in Macclenny. To register, visit www.pearsonvue.com or call Becky Satterwhite at 259-0403. Test dates are January 28, 29 and 30, and February 11, 12 and 13. There are five test subjects at $26 each.Completes basicMarine Corps Pfc. James A. Hodgson, the son of Tina Carrington and James B. Hodgson of Macclenny recently completed 13 weeks of recruit training at Parris Island, S. C. Pvt. Hodgson is a 2011 graduate of Baker County High School. Kids Day Saturday A Kids Day will be held in the parking lot of Wells Fargo Bank on South 6th St. in Macclenny on Saturday, January 19 from 9 am to 2 pm. The event includes fire truck tours, face painting and free food and prizes.MLK Day parade The annual Martin Luther King Day parade and celebration in Macclenny will be on Monday, January 21. The parade line-up is at 12:30 pm at Keller Intermediate School and it begins at 1 oclock. A ceremony follows the parade at Emmanuel Church of God in Christ with free food and drinks. For details, contact Tommy Rollins at 904-312-8336. 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ursday, January 17, 2013 T B C P Page 7 Page 6 T B C P ursday, January 17, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012-CA-000243 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR ORIGEN MANUFACTURED HOUSING CONTRACT TRUST 2005-B, acting by and through 7360 S. Kyrene Road, Tempe, Arizona 85283 Plaintiff, v. RYAN YARBOROUGH, FELICIA YARBOROUGH, JC CREWS, JR., JAMIE CREWS Defendants, ___________________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION To: JC Crews, JR Jamie Crews YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a civil action has been led against you in the Circuit Court, County of Baker, State of Florida, to foreclose certain real property described as follows: A part of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 20, Township 2 South, Range 22 East, Baker County, Florida, and being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southeast corner of said Southwest 1/4; thence N 89 W, along the South line of said Section 20, a distance of 660.96 feet; thence N 00 W, 1308.01 feet to the Northwest corner of lands described in Ofcial Records Book 391, page 242, of the public records of said County; thence N 89 E, along the North line of said lands described in Ofcial Records Book 391, page 242, a distance of 2.17 feet; thence N 00 W, 166.87 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence N 88 W, 30.03 feet; thence N 00 W, 136.24 feet; thence S 89 W, 306.19 feet; thence N 00 W, and parallel with the West line of those lands described in Ofcial Records Book 1999, page 1085, page 1 of said public records, 145.04 feet; thence N 89 E, 336.19 feet to the Northwest corner of said lands described in Ofcial Records Book 1999, page 1985, page 1; thence S 0 E, along said West line of lands described in Ofcial Records Book 1999, page 1085, page 1 and the Southerly prolongation thereof, 282.63 feet to the Point of Beginning. TOGETHER WITH AND SUBJECT TO a 60 foot Easement for Ingress and Egress being more particularly described as follows: A part of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 20, Township 2 South, Range 22 East, Baker County, Florida, and being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southeast corner of said Southwest 1/4; thence N 89 W, along the South line of said Section 20, a distance of 660.96 feet; thence N 00 W, 1308.01 feet to the Northwest corner of lands described in Ofcial Records Book 391, page 242, of the public records of said County; thence N 89 E, along the North line of said lands described in Ofcial Records Book 391, page 242, a distance of 2.17 feet; thence N 00 W, 136.84 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence N 00 W 60.06 feet; thence S 88 E, 373.64 feet to a point on the Westerly Right of Way line of State Road No. 121 (a 100 Right of Way as now established); thence S 03 W, along said Westerly Right of Way line, 60.01 feet; thence N 88 W, 369.66 feet to the Point of Beginning. Along with a 2006 Fleetwood Inspiration Doublewide Mobile Home serial numbers GAFL575A77164-IN21 and GAFL575B77164IN21. You are required to le a written response with the Court and serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Timothy D. Padgett, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 6267 Old Water Oak Road, Suite 203, Tallahassee, Florida 32312, at least thirty (30) days from the date of rst publication, and le the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. Dated this 14th day of January, 2013. Al Fraser Clerk of Court By: Tabitha Wilson Deputy Clerk Timothy D. Padgett, Esq. Timothy D. Padgett, P.A. 6267 Old Water Oak Road, Suite 203 Tallahassee, FL 32312 (850) 422-2520 (phone) (850) 422-2567 (fax) 1/17-24c Notice Of Bid The Baker County Tax Collector will be receiving written sealed bids in the ofce of the Tax Collector at 32 North 5th St., Macclenny, FL 32063 until 4:00 pm on Febuary 4, 2013 for the following: Landscaping services and maintenance for the ofces of the Tax Collector, Supervisor of Elections, and Property Appraiser Specications for this service may be obtained from the Tax Collectors ofce at 32 North 5th St., Macclenny. The Tax Collector reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Gene Harvey Tax Collector 1/17-24c NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that JANICE BUFFINGTON the holder of the following certicate has led said certicate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The cer ticate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 09-00947 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2009 DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: A part of Section 8, Township 3 South, Range 22 East, Baker County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Commence at the NW comer of said Section 8 and thence N 89 E, along the North line of the NW 114 of said Section 8 a distance of 2316.84 feet; thence S 0 E, 40.00 feet to a point on the South right of way line of County Road No. 23-A (A.K.A. Woodlawn Road) and the Point of Beginning; thence N 89 E, along said South right of way line, 367.06 feet to the Point of Curve of a curve concave to the South and having a radius of 369.26 feet and a central angle of 39 and being subtended by a chord having a bearing of S 71 E and a chord length of 246.61 feet; then c Southeasterly along the arc of said curve an arc distance of 251.44 feet to the Point of Tangency of said curve; thence S 51 E, still along said South right of way line, 150.56 feet to a concrete monument, LS 1380, marking the NW comer of lands recorded in Ofcial Records Book (ORB) 1997 page 6393 of the Ofcial Records of Baker County, Florida; thence S 01 W, along the West line of said ORB 1997, page 6393, a distance of349.94 feet to a concrete monument marking the SW comer of said lands; thence S 88 E, along the monumented South line of said ORB 1997 page 6393, a distance of200.00 feet to the West right of way line of State Road No. 121, as currently established (said point being 60 feet West of the Surveyed centerline of said State Road No. 121 as per Florida Department of Transportation right of way map dated May 9, 1972); thence S 01 W, along said right of way line, 90.89 feet to the North line of the SW 114 of the NW 114 of the NE 1/4 of said Section 8 as re-established from a previous survey by L. D. Bradley and Associates, dated September 20, 1966; thence S 89 W, along said North line, 572.57 feet to a concrete monument marking the NW comer of said SW 114 of the NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4; thence S 00 E, along the monumented West line of said SW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4, a distance of664.07 feet to a concrete monument marking the SW comer of the NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of said Section 8; thence S 89 W, along the South line of the NE 1/4 ofthe NW 114 of said Section 8 as monumented, 226.81 feet to the SE comer of lands described in Deed Book 5, page 285 of the Ofcial Records of Baker County, Florida, and also known as Evergreen Cemetery; thence N 01 E, along the monumented East line of said Deed Book 5, page 285 a distance of 313.39 feet to a concrete monument marking the NE comer of said lands; thence N 89 W, along the monumented North line of said lands, 112.84 feet to the West right of way line of a 40 foot wide road right of way accessing Evergreen Cemetery and shown on the aforementioned survey by L.D. Bradley and Associates; thence N 00 W, along said East right of way line, 972.82 feet to the Point of Beginning. SUBJECT TO a lateral ditch easement according to Florida Department of transportation right of way maps for State Road N 121. ALL OF SAID PROPERTY BEING LOCATED IN BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED: WOODLAWN GREEN, LLC. A Florida limited liability corporation. Unless such certicate or certicates shall be redeemed according to law, the property described herein will be sold to the highest bidder at the front door of the Baker County Courthouse, Macclenny, Florida on THURSDAY MARCH 7, 2013 at 11:00 am. Dated this 19th day of December, 2012 AL FRASER CLERK OF COURT BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA By: Julie B. Combs, Deputy Clerk 12/27-1/17c ALL-SAFE MINI STORAGE 190 SOUTH LOWDER STREET MACCLENNY, FLORIDA 32063 904-259-3565 The following units containing household items such as furniture, appliances, etc., will be sold by public auction at 10:00 am January 19, 2013 to satisfy back rent. The following tenants can claim their property back if rent is paid before this date: Name Unit # Emily Simon 45 Heather Holland 71 Crystal Beswick 80 Ebone Singleton 90 Rosa Dolison 114 Randy MIller 136 Tiffany Vickers 156 Casy Gorden 210 1/10-17c MEETING DATES Notice is hereby given that the Baker County Hospital Authority Board will meet at 4:30 p.m., unless other wise noted and hold a joint meeting with Baker County Medical Services at 5:30 p.m. on the following dates: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 Wednesday, April 17, 2013 Wednesday, July 17, 2013 (4:00 pm) Wednesday, October 16, 2013 The meetings will be held at the Commerce Center, 20 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063. The public is invited to attend. V. Todd Ferreira, Chairman Baker County Hospital Authority 1/17c Notice is hereby given: Kasey R Stephenson Last known address of: 775 Largo Lane Macclenny, FL 32063 You are hereby notied that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Super visor of Elections, in Macclenny, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this publishing. Failure to respond will result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. If further assistance is needed, contact the Supervisor of Elections at the below listed address or call 904-259-6339. Nita D. Crawford Baker County Supervisor of Elections P.O. BOX 505 Macclenny, Florida, 32063 1/17c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA JUVENILE DIVISION CASE NO. 02-2012-DP-129 IN THE INTEREST OF: H.M. DOB: 08-28-2005 MINOR CHILD _______________________________________/ SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF ADVISORY HEARING FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS AND GUARDIANSHIP STATE OF FLORIDA: TO: HEATHER LAND (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 General Magistrate, at the Baker County Courthouse, Macclenny, Florida, on January 30, 2013, at 9:50 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 26th 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 1/3, 10, 17, 24/13c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE No. 02-2012-CA-000162 GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC Plaintiff vs JAMAL A. ABDULAAL, ET AL Defendants ____________________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION TO: JAMAL ABDULAAL 5534 HUCKELBERRY TRAIL SO MACCLENNY, FL 32063 JAMAL ABDULAAL 1515 BRENDON LAKE DR APT 308 ORANGE CITY, FL 32763 JAMAL ABDULAAL 16312 ASHINGTON PARK DR TAMPA, FL 33647 JAMAL ABDULAAL 110 S MANHATTAN AVE APT 53 TAMPA, FL 33609 JAMAL ABDULAAL 5605 SAN MADALE DRIVE, APT 202 TEMPLE TERRACE, FL 33617 MELISSA WEGENER 5534 HUCKELBERRY TRAIL SO MACCLENNY, FL 32063 MELISSA WEGENER 1515 BRENDON LAKE DR APT 308 ORANGE CITY, FL 32763 MELISSA WEGENER 1850 CANTERBURY DRIVE INDIALANTIC, FL 32903 MELISSA WEGENER 16312 ASHINGTON PARK DR TAMPA, FL 33647 MELISSA WEGENER 110 S MANHATTAN AVE APT 53 TAMPA, FL 33609 MELISSA WEGENER 5605 SAN MADALE DRIVE, APT 202 TEMPLE TERRACE, FL 33617 AND TO: All persons claiming an interest by, through, under, or against the aforesaid Defendant(s). YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property located in Baker County, Florida: Lot 8 of ROLLING MEADOWS, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page(s) 96-101, of the Public Records of Baker County, Florida has been led against you, an you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to this action, on Greenspoon Marder, P.A., Default Department, Attor neys for Plaintiff, whose address is Trade Centre South, Suite 700, 100 West Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauder dale, FL 33309, and the le original with the Clerk within 30 days after the rst publication of this notice, in the BAKER COUNTY PRESS on or before February 8, 2013; otherwise a default and a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL OF SAID COURT on this 8th day of January 2013. AL FRASER As Clerk of said Court By:Tabitha Wilson As Deputy Clerk In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a reasonable accommodation to par ticipate in this proceeding should, no later than seven (7) days prior, contact the Clerk of the Courts disability coordinator at 339 E. MACCLENNY AVENUE, MACCLENNY, FL 32063, If hearing or voice g impaired, contact (TDD) (800)955-8771 via Florida Relay System. 1/10-17c LEGA L NOTICES Important Information for City of Macclenny Residents Starting February 1st, 2013, Advanced Disposal is pleased to be your new residential solid waste provider. Service will be provided using a fully automated truck and 96 gallon rolling carts. Carts will be delivered prior to the start date and will include schedule and guide lines. This will be a one time per week service and all waste must be placed inside the cart, provided by Advanced Disposal. Please have your cart set at curbside by 6:00 am (or the night before) on your scheduled collection day as indicated by the information on your cart when delivered. The cart should be at least 3 feet away from your mailbox and other objects at the curb, and no further than 5 feet from the street, with front of cart facing the street. Items not accepted include; tires, batteries, gas tanks, pesticides, motor oil chem icals or hazardous waste. Any service required for bulk items and yard waste will continue to be serviced by the City of Macclenny. The City of Macclenny will not pick up any household items, white goods or large limbs. These items should be carried to the Grin Court Dump Site located on Lowder St. (hours of operation are Monday and Thursday 4 pm to 7 pm and on Saturday 8 am to 2 pm). The City of Macclenny will continue to pickup yard de bris on a regular schedule. 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Was $76,900 NOW $ 66,900 Luxury SeriesWas $64,900 NOW $ 56,880Was $57,900 NOW $ 52,000 HUGE SAVINGS TEN MODELS LEFT $8,000-$10,000 OFF with FREE FURNITURE PACKAGES3 BR, 2 BA Includes Setup, AC, Steps, Skirting 3 BR, 2 BA New Type of Home New Technology, 9' Ceilings MIKE ANDERSON P RESS ST AFF Nearly three years after the New River regional landfills board of governors sought proposals from contractors to build the dump site, the agency is starting over from scratch. New requests for proposals were authorized by the New Riv er Solid Waste Association during a board meeting on January 10 after rejecting the third plan offered by the original contractor, Janechek & Associates, which gas to the west coast to generate both power for hospitals in California and about $500,000 a year in revenue for New River. That plan fell through last year no longer feasible due to changes in California law regulating ects, which essentially removed from the California market. Alan Janechek, company president, later tried to parlay deals to sell processed landfill gas to Gainesville Regional Utilities, Florida Power & Light, Semi nole Electric Co. and the Florida Municipal Power Agency. Those plans failed as well. When Mr. Janechek appeared ford last week he said he was in the process of negotiating a deal to produce compressed natural product to Clean Energy Fuels, a natural gas distributor, for use in motor vehicles. We feel that in about 16 months we can have this project on line, Mr. Janechek told the sents Baker, Bradford and Union counties. He said officials with Clean Energy Fuels feel strongly about the viability of producing and marketing compressed natural gas for distribution to refueling stations throughout Florida, adding they feel the market is about to explode. The sales pitch held the attention of board members until Mr. Janechek said his plan depended on his borrowing capital to finance construction of the processing plant and the New River Solid Waste Association agreeing to guarantee repayment of the New River would have to cosign the loan and be responsible for repaying the creditor in case the business venture failed to produce enough revenue. Once board members had that scenar io clear, they immediately took a negative posture to the proposal. Im not interested in that at all, said board member Wayne Smith. Board member Eddie Lewis said that even if the board were inclined to go along with the request he didnt think it could le gally do so, a position substantiated by the agencys auditor. Were dealing with the citizens money, Mr. Lewis said, re ferring to taxpayers in the three counties. committee chair, moved to reject the proposal and immediately adergy proposals. The motion was approved unanimously. So, 28 months after the New tract with Janechek & Associates, energy project may be handed off to a new contractor in the near future. But it will have to be some to carry it off without expecting the New River Solid Waste Association to be a guarantor on any regional solid waste facility in 1988, got something out of the deal with Janechek & Associates. The company paid New River a signing bonus of $150,000 shortly after the contract was approved in September, 2010. In other business last week, the board: roundups for the collection, recycling and disposal of household hazardous wastes in each of the The project, co-sponsored by the Florida Department of En vironmental Protection, will begin on February 23 in the parking lot of the Bradford County courthouse from 9 am to 3 pm, followed on March 2 at the Baker County courthouse and on March 9 at the Union County courthouse during the same hours. Hazardous materials that will be accepted for disposal include: aerosol cans, antifreeze, batter ies, computers, corrosives, diesel cent lamps. Gasoline, household cleaners, electronics, insecticides, medications, oil filters, paint, paint thinners, pesticides, poisons, pool chemicals, propane tanks, televisions and used motor oil also will be collected. Items that will not be collected include explosives such as ammunition, dynamite and blasting agents; reactive agents such as crystallized ethers, picric acid and sodium and phosphorous metals; and radioactive or infectious wastes. to APAC-Southeast, a subsidiary of Oldcastle Southern Group Inc., for the asphalt resurfacing and widening of CR 237 at the entrance to New River to accommodate a new weight scale. crease for Southern Lawn Cares $16,700 annual contract for lawn maintenance throughout the increase in three years for the company owned by Jason Clements. He does an excellent job, Mr. ONeal said. He works hard and hes always on time. for a right-of-way easement owned by Clay Electric along the sion area. Mr. ONeal said the right-of-way needs to be moved so well be able to develop our property, which will include the gas-to-energy project.JOEL ADDINGTON N EWS EDITOR firstname.lastname@example.orgFresh from training in the nations capitol, staffers from Baker Countys substance abuse prevention coalition and its sister agency from Nassau County were anxious to share what they learned and reassess the local coalition and its plans for the future. They even brought in Lt. Roye Locklear of the Florida National Guard to help evaluate the local coalitions health as an organization using a computer-based half-hour survey. The only problem not enough members of the coali er Prevention Coalition, attended the monthly meeting for much of it to happen, at least not the way organizers had hoped. While the coalition has nearly two dozen members from the sheriffs office, court system, school district, health depart ment, business community and other sectors; only a handful were present for the January 7 gathering with Lt. Locklear. Consistent attendance at monthly coalition meetings has been lacking and its leaders acting director Chris Thomas, coordinator Stephen Holland, board member and president Mike Griffis sounded both frustrated and hopeful for the coming year at last weeks meeting. Mr. Griffis noted the board was close to making a recom mendation on the coalitions next staff hire, a permanent executive two-year-old organizations bywill pave the way for opening a coalition bank account. Today, Macclenny-based Baker Community Counseling Services, led Mr. Thomas, is the coA hiring committee consistHealth Department director Kerry Dunlavey and coalition board member Wanda Walker is interviewing director applicants this nalist to present to the board of directors next month. That may not happen, but thats what were shooting for, Lt. Locklear explained what was planned for the meeting, had more coalition members showed up. What we were going to do today, which well postpone to your next meeting because of the low numbers we have, is a sur vey to basically see where you guys stand as a coalition ... Is everybody on the same sheet of music, he said. We do it free of charge for all the coalitions around the state. But, Lt. Locklear said, his or ders dictate the 45-question survey must be administered to no fewer than 10 people. Otherwise, when you only have a handful, it doesnt paint the solid picture of the coalition youre looking for, he said. You want to get input and buy-in from as many people as possible. The group brainstormed ways to ensure that enough members would be present for the February meeting to ensure the lieutenants trip to Macclenny from Camp Blanding or his other ofin vain. to the meeting by calling individual members was suggested by Mr. Thomas. Serving lunch could boost attendance as well, added Mr. Holland. He said many members have packed schedules and lunch meetings are the only free time they have most weeks. Kerrie Albert, director of pre vention services for the Nassau County Alcohol Crime Drug Abatement Coalition or NACDAC, which is the Baker County coalitions mentor agency using state grant money, said NACDAC could assist with funding the meal. Coalition leaders said they want to reassess the groups membership to gauge interest in continuing as representatives of their respective sectors, i.e. law enforcement, education, business and the like. Thats one of our missions cooperation, said Mr. Holland. The state wants to see a community commitment [to substance abuse prevention]. They want to see a community solving community problems. Ms. Albert said the local coalition is still relatively new compared to Nassau Countys 9-yearold coalition. She said NACDAC has been successful at engaging the community by attending other organizations meetings, launching speaking tours and presenting to civic groups there. In recent months, the coalition here has been trying to in volve area children in their efforts. Mr. Holland announced last week the formation of two cothe high schools Key Club agreed last month to form a youth sub stance abuse prevention coalition program will form a youth task force with similar goals. In addition, the coalition has been distributing a survey to gauge the communitys values and cultural attitudes regarding underage drinking and substance abuse, namely among students at the high school. The group also plans to handout $5 Walmart gift cards next month in return for completed surveys, perhaps at Walmart or tion. The results will be used to steer the youth and adult coalitions plans in the future and establish a baseline to measure changes in the community going forward. In other health-related matters, a number of free parenting support programs are available or will be starting here soon: class begins on January 17. The /7 Dad curriculum was developed by the National Fatherhood Initiative and foawareness, self caring, fathering skills, parenting skills and relationship skills. The classes, courtesy of the Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition, will be once weekly on Thursdays, from 3 to 5 pm and 6 to 8 pm at the health department, 480 W. Lowder St. Registration is encouraged by not required. Call John Brice at (904) 723-5422 ext. 124 for more information. also available for parents to learn strategies for talking to their teens about sex, drugs, dating, teen anger, positive life choices, building assets, transitions in adolescence and more. For more information about setting up a class, contact the health departments educators at 259-6291. Parents Helping Parents, is offered at the health department, too. The group meets weekly on Fridays from 1 pm to 3 pm for ible based on the needs of the participants. The group discusses child development, discipline, health and safety topics. Snacks and small gifts are offered as incentives for participation. Those interested in attending the class should call Brittany Bestwick at (904) 259-8267 ext. 2256. The health department is also sponsoring a one-day quit-smoking class on February 9 at 10 am. Please call Kim Terry at 259-6291 for more information about the smoking cessation program.New River nixes new gas dealEvaluation postponed WE ARE BAKER COUNTYS ROOFING EXPERTSCOMBS BUILDERS, INC. We specialize in problem roofs 259-2563 FREE Estimates DONT Trash It, Sell It.Why send that sofa to the dump? Find a new home for it through the THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Press Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 PM
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Hundreds even thousands by drivers trying to flee from the cops so remember its not only your life but it could affect someone else. You could get arrested or even go to prison for driving without a license. Do the right thing. Be respon sible. Dont drive without a license. You could save a life, even your life. Ed Anderson In a nationwide customer satisfaction survey by MYINNERVIEWof our patients and their families would recommend Macclenny Nursing & Rehab to others. In a nationwide customer satisfaction survey by MYINNERVIEW Director of Nursing Amy Parker (left) and Administrator John Simmons (right) show off the results of the recent survey.Another reason why more people choose to come home to 755 South 5th Street, Macclenny | 904-259-4873Over 8000 facilities participated in the survey nationwide with over 175 in Florida alone. In the three years since we began participating in the survey our satisfaction results have gone up each time and we hit the top for 2012! The response rate for Macclenny Nursing and Rehab was 73% and our overall satisfaction was 99%! These numbers reflect the dedication and commitment our staff has to ensuring each and every person who utilizes our center receives quality care during their stay. says Administrator John Simmons. Upcoming at the Moose LodgeNOTICE: The Loyal Order of Moose is a private organization. All activities and events referred to are available to MARK YOUR CALENDARS-February 2ndThe Bo Cats at 8:30 pm, dinner at 6:00 pm February 16th Valentine Celebration/Italian NightCelebrate with a candle light spaghetti dinner at 6 pm and dance to The Equalizers starting at 8:30 pm. Karaoke Every Friday & Saturday (except for band nights) at 8 pm and Sunday at 6 pm Located at 150 South Lowder St., MacclennySaturday, January 19 @ 8:30 pmSteak Night at 6 pm 3 NIGHTS OF R E-freshing!January 22-24 || 7:00 pmwith Bishop Bill Lee Jr.Bishop Billy Lee Jr.s evangelistic ministry has reached throughout the United States, Canada, the West Indies, Europe, South Africa, India, the United Emirates as well as Australia. He has also been a guest several times on Daystar television, guest speaker at Walls International Church in Tampa. Rev. William A. Lee Jr. is becoming one of the most sought after servants in the Kingdom of God and continues to strive to do the work of an evangelist. He is married to Sheila Renee Mebane of Washington, D.C. and together they are sold out to a life of servanthood.14271 North SR 121 | Macclenny | 259-6360 | www.experiencenlc.com 118 East Macclenny Avenue Macclenny, Florida 32063 Telephone 259In observance of the Martin Luther King Holiday, The City of Macclenny will be closed Monday January 21st January 22nd at 8:30 am. A residence north of Glen St. Mary off CR 125 was looted of guns, jewelry and other valuables during a daylight burglary on January 8. Police said the rear patio doors of the Robert Sweat Jr. residence were forced open between 7 am and 4:15 that afternoon and some of the property was hauled off in pillow cases. Deputy Jeremiah Combs noted evidence that a vehicle was backed up to the rear patio. He also said the method of entry was similar to others in that neighborhood last fall. The initial inventory of missing property included a fireproof safe with important documents inside, shotguns, various items of jewelry, wallets and credit cards. In other recent burglaries, Sandy Stewart returned after an absence of about two hours the evening of January 9 to find that jewelry was taken from her residence on Cypress St. near Sanderson. Deputy Earl Lord noted there was no sign of forced entry, and Ms. Stewart said she was unsure whether she locked a rear door before leaving about 4 pm. Value of the stolen property was placed at $275. that copper from both outside and inside air conditioners was stripped and removed at a house he owns on Frank Combs Circle in the north county. Mr. Greene told Deputy Koty Crews the theft occurred sometime during a seven-day period before January 12. The house was vacant, and a rear door was pried open to gain entry. Deputies arrested a west Baker County man the evening of January 10 after stopping his vehicle on Interstate 10 west of Macclenny and finding a line of what turned out to be powder cocaine on the dashboard of his SUV. Nicholas Byram, 29, of Olustee was first spotted about 7:30 pm in the parking lot of Wendys restaurant on South 6th by Deputy Matt Yarborough and Investigator Mike Hauge, who handles drug cases for the sheriffs department. The deputy said he was aware that Mr. Byrams drivers license had 18 current suspensions, and he was followed then stopped after he got behind the wheel of the 2007 Chevrolet and headed west on the interstate. The investigator noted the thin line of white powder on the dash and also found a piece of paper rolled up in a straw-like shape. Residue on the paper tested positive for cocaine residue. Passengers Jason Eddins, 36, of Macclenny and two 17-yearold girls denied knowledge of the cocaine and were released. Mr. Byram was taken to jail and charged with felony possession of the drug and paraphernalia along with the license violation, also a felony. In another arrest that evening about an hour earlier, George Barton Jr., 30, of Sanderson was charged with disorderly con duct after he was found walking northbound on CR 229 near Boyce Rd. Deputy Earl Lord said he answered a disturbance call and saw Mr. Barton and his brother Louis, 28, on the roadway about 6:30. The younger brother was restraining Mr. Barton as he at tempted to jump into the path of the patrol car. Louis Barton said his brother left the family residence on Boyce in a state of rage after creating the disturbance there. County deputies made arrests or filed criminal complaints following a rash of domestic violence incidents the past week involving parents and children, boyfriends and girlfriends, and a divorced couple living together again. January 8 for felony aggravated domestic battery on estranged girlfriend Shelby Langston, 22, at her residence on Small Branch Trail in Glen St. Mary. The victim told Deputy Robert Simpkins that Mr. Griffis was at the address early that afternoon collecting belongings and became angry when he found cigarettes and learned she was smoking while pregnant with their second child. He allegedly threatened her while placing his hands around her neck, then pushed her during an argument. Mr. Griffis is also accused of breaking through a locked front door to re-gain entry to the residence. The couples young daughter was present during the incident. Zarrella, 37, at his residence on Confederate Dr. near Glen the evening of January 8 after he allegedly shoved wife Michele, 37, with his shoulder and attempted to strike her. The victim said an argument started about 9 pm when she learned Mr. Zarrella had purchased a bottle of vodka. One of the couples children witnessed the incident. domestic battery on Teresa Smiley, 54, at their residence on Orbey Rhoden Rd. late on January 12. The couple argued after Mrs. Smiley, who is divorced from the accused, returned home and found their home ransacked. She said Mr. Smiley was intoxicated and upset because she attempted to toss his hunting bow into the yard. A criminal complaint was filed against the couples son Buck Smiley, 23, who also resides at the address and struck his father in the face while attempting to separate his parents. 32, of Glen St. Mary for attacking his estranged livein girlfriend on successive days. Shawna Burnsed, 24, told Deputy Michael Clark that Mr. Griffis was intoxicated when he grabbed her and pinned her against a wall at their residence on Burnsed Hill Place near Glen the evening of January 8. Ms. Burnsed said she returned to the address the following day, and again Mr. Griffis attacked her while they were in bed, causing visible bruising. and his live-in girlfriend Erica Dixon, 33, following a confrontation at their Blueberry Lane address in north Macclenny the evening of January 8. Both parties gave Deputy Jeremiah Johnson differing versions of events, Mr. Reed contending he was attacked while sleeping and Ms. Dixon that she was struck on the left eye. mother and the mothers boyfriend, 41, were all named in complaints for domestic battery following a confrontation at their North Boulevard residence the evening of January 9. The girl, who was sought briefly as a runaway, told Deputy Robert Aberly at the county courthouse the next day she and a brother argued with their mother about school, and her mother struck her and dragged her by the hair. She also accused her mothers boyfriend of striking her with a belt. The mother countered that her daughter became angry and attacked her. in complaints following a similar incident at a residence on Creekside Dr. south of Macclenny the eve ning of January 8. The father of the boy told Deputy Brandon Kiser his son called him to the address following the incident, and he videoed his ex-wife striking his vehicle. Both the mother and son gave the officer conflicting versions of events, blaming the other for starting the fight. complaint for allegedly violating a protective order by telephoning estranged wife Heather, 25, three times the morning of January 10. She reported to calls to Sgt. James Marker later that evening after she left the area. of Macclenny was arrested for striking Sandra Mobley, 32, at the latters residence on Orbey Rhoden Rd. the evening of January 7. Deputy Robert Simpkins was told the accused and his girlfriend were visiting the address when Mr. Barton, who had been drinking, became angry at Ms. Mobley over lighting a cigarette. He is accused also of striking a refrigerator, the front door and an exterior wall, in addition to ripping a phone off a wall and shoving Ms. Mobley when she attempted to call police. A Jacksonville man who created a disturbance at Fraser Memorial Hospital the evening of January 11 was arrested after police learned he was wanted on warrants from both Baker and Duval counties for failure to pay child support. Deputy Jeremiah Johnson said he responded to the hospital call about 9:30 and questioned Favian Lee, 34, who was upset because he said his father was having to wait too long to be seen by a doctor at the emergency room. A routine check on the com puter crime bank turned up the warrants one from Duval and three from Baker County. In other warrant-related arrests the past week, Joshua Baldenegro, 23, of Sanderson was located by Deputy Chris Walker at a Columbia St. address the afternoon of January 10 and brought to jail on two counts of failure to pay court fines in Levy County. rested Clyde Hodge, 75, at his residence on Camphor Rd. west of Macclenny the afternoon of January 8. Mr. Hodge was sought by Nassau County for withholding information in a drug case. Jacksonville turned herself in at county jail the evening of Janu ary 8. She was wanted on a Baker County warrant for worthless checks. Wesley Jordan, 22, of Glen St. Mary into custody at the sheriffs office the afternoon of January 9 on a Clay County warrant for violating probation on a weapons theft charge. erson was already in jail on January 9 when served with a warrant from Charlton County, GA. A Sanderson man who pawned two chain saws after borrowing them from an acquaintance last October was sentenced on January 8 to one year and seven days in prison after pleading no contest to trafficking in stolen property. Circuit Judge Mark Moseley, in his first court session since taking over the criminal bench in Baker County, allowed Rusty Canaday, 33, credit for 73 days in county jail since his arrest in late October. Mr. Canaday, who has a criminal record that includes arrests for forgery, trafficking in illegal drugs and resisting arrest, pawned the saws shortly after borrowing them from a north county man. A com panion charge of grand theft was dropped. In other sentencings that day, Cheryl Lyn Waltrip was adjudicated guilty of twin counts of burglary, theft, credit card theft and fraud. She was given a year and one day in prison. The judge considered the 69 days she was in county jail as full sentence on three of the charges. In other cases: nine-month jail sentence, less 33 days. The state dropped a charge of grand theft and the defendant was ordered to pay $1000 restitution to a pawn shop. convicted felon and will serve a six-month jail sentence followed by a similar term on probation. He gets credit for 59 days in custody. tence for battery on an employee at Northeast Florida State Hospital, where he was a patient. Brannen after he pleaded no contest to grand theft. The state dropped a companion charge of trafficking in stolen property, and the defendant must pay $2350 restitution to the victim and another $660 to a pawn shop. pleading no contest to possession of controlled drugs. Arrest warrants were issued for a trio of defendants who failed to appear in court that day: Gage Griner for possession of drugs, William Mash for grand theft and Christina Shope for fraud.Rash of domestic casesRaucous man in ER jailed for warrants Glen home looted of guns, jewelry in a daylight burglary GED registration will be February 15 Registration will take place the evening of Tuesday, January 15 for the GED testing in February. It will be at the school districts Career and Adult Education building on West Minnesota in Macclenny starting at 6:30 pm. Registration is limited to the first 30 people and the process takes a minimum of two hours. There is a $70 testing fee and a valid picture ID and Social Security card are required. Discounted fees are allowed for students currently enrolled in the GED prep courses. GED testing will be February 4, 5 and 6. The next one will be in April. Call Becky Satterwhite at 2590403 with questions. Last week Relay for Life 2013 organizers announced the theme for this years event, scheduled for April 26. The new theme for the annual American Cancer Society (ACS) fundraiser Decades of Hope was selected by event committee members during their meeting January 8. The theme honors ACSs 100th birthday. We are challenging our teams to dedicate their campsite themes and decorations to a decade from the 1910s to 2010s, said committee member Kristie Fletcher by e-mail. In addition to their decor, we are asking teams to sponsor a relay hour during the event where they will determine the lap theme for that hour and host a game, decade re lated, of course! The 18-hour, overnight relay is an opportunity to raise money to help support cancer research and patient services while celebrating cancer survivors and remembering those lost to the disease. Should you stay the entire time, you will laugh, cry and participate in our communitys greatest effort in combating cancer, Ms. Fletcher says. The next relay committee meeting is January 22 at 6 pm at Firehouse Subs. All are welcome to attend. For more information about relay, please contact Ms. Fletcher at (904) 708-9013 or PHOTO COURTESY OF JON MOBLEY Scout makes Eagle rank in DecemberBoy Scout Jonathan Mobley, pictured above with his father and mother, Jon and Denise Mobley, received his Eagle rank last month. The teen has been a scout since the age of 6, advancing through every rank from Tiger Cub to Eagle. He completed his Eagle project a playground for First Christian Church of Macclenny last June. He is currently a sophomore at BCHS and member of the high schools swim and JV basketball teams. Jonathan Mob ley also swims on the YMCAs Baker Bullets swim team. BOB GER ARD | STAFF An important bill is deadlocked in Congress. War is raging and Republicans and Democrats are fighting tooth and nail. There are political deals, vote buying and a newly re-elected president working behind the scenes to get the bill passed. No, were not talking about President Obama and the fiscal cliff. Its 1865 in the last days of the Civil War and President Abraham Lincoln is trying to amend the Constitution to abolish slavery before the war ends. Stephen Spielbergs epic Lincoln showcases both how much and how little politics has changed. It is a remarkable look at one of our greatest presidents and how he was able weigh both the political issues of the time and realize the effect they would have on future history. The film is amazing on many fronts. Daniel Day Lewis Oscarnominated portrayal of our 15th president is uncanny. The cinematography, the costuming and makeup are breathtaking. Spielbergs handling of what could have been a dry story of politics resonates with how we live our lives today. In short, Lincoln is not just one of the best films of the year but one of the best films of the past decade. It is a fabulous bit of filmmaking. The screenplay is based on Doris Kearns Goodwins Pulitzer Prize winning history book A Team of Rivals. It is true to much of the original words that came out of the mouths of the president, his staff and his rivals. It paints a picture of life and politics in the 1860s that bears both an amazing resemblance and a striking difference from today. The first thing we notice is that Congress was a much more lively place than it is today. Congressmen openly insulted each other, jeer, cheer and threaten. It bears little resemblance to our buttoned down Congress of today. The movie takes us into the White House to visit the presi dent and his family. His wife Mary is trying to emotionally re cover from the death of her son Willy, and her youngest son Tad has the run of the White House. He comes and goes as he pleases, even riding a donkey cart down the main hallway. Lincoln is a doting father but his relationship with Mary is strained. Sally Field is at her best as Mary Todd Lincoln and presents a fully rounded portrayal of this complex character. The Civil War is on everyones mind. Lincolns oldest son Robert (Joseph Gordon Levitt) wants to join the army, but Mary is dead set against it. Lincoln believes he should have the chance and at one point threatens to have Mary put in a mental institution if she wont allow it. If the war ends before the Constitution is amended the president doesnt believe Congress will agree to abolish slavery. So he deliberately prolongs the war. The political wheeling and dealing are fascinating, with Lincoln trying to decide how far he will go to win the political battle. We see a Lincoln who is a political pragmatist at war with the idealist Lincoln. As amazing as Day Lewis performance is, he is matched by everyone around him, including David Strayhorn as Secretary of State William Seward and especially Tommy Lee Jones as Rep. Thaddeus Stevens. Stevens is a staunch abolitionist who must compromise his principles to get the bill passed. Jones is breathtakingly controlled in some of the best work of his long career. There are few flaws in this film. The hardest part for most people will be the quick-fire dialog. We learn that the vocabulary of our forefathers was much better than our own and the dialog is at times very flowery. Spielberg is a master director and every scene is firmly held in his controlling hand. He had to work long and hard to convince Day Lewis to take the roll and what he achieves is amazing. Lincoln ranks right alongside the directors Schindlers List as a masterpiece. It garnered 12 Academy Award nominations and is deserving of all of them. Go see this movie. Lincoln is rated PG 13. I give it 4 out of 4 stars.The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety Internet-completion course in Baker County. The class is February 23 from 8 am-5 pm. Students who have taken the online course and want to complete this classroom portion must bring the online-completion report with them. The location for this class will be given to those who register in advance by calling the regional FWC office at 386-758-0525 or going to HYPERLINK http://www.MyFWC.com/HunterSafetyMyFWC.com/ HunterSafety. All firearms, ammunition and materials are provided free of charge. Students should bring a pen or pencil and paper. An adult must accompany children younger than 16 at all times. People born on or after June 1, 1975, must complete the hunter safety course before purchasing a Florida hunting license. The FWC course satisfies hunter safety training requirements for all other states and Canadian provinces. Anyone interested in attending a course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at HYPERLINK http://www.myfwc.com/HunterSafetyMyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWCs regional office in Lake City at 386-758-0525. Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm NO EXCEPTIONS!
ursday, January 17, 2013 T B C P Page 11 Page10J A NU A RY 17, 2013 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 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 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 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 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 Everyone welcome! 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 ADonna Jacksons Income Tax Service759-0884Located in Glen St. Mary Reliable & AccurateReasonable Rates!1040 EZ | 1040 A | 1040 | State Tax | Small Business Tax | S-CorporationHave you been wanting to make a change? I have 20-plus years experience and I love preparing taxes! Call me for an appointment or to drop off your paperwork. Drop Offs Welcome FREE E-FILING Labelle III ~ 3000SF Normandy Homes of Jacksonville7952-12 Normandy Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32221904-783-4619 Normandy Homes of Jacksonville ITS FINALLY ARRIVED LARGEST HOME ON DISPLAY IN FLORIDALARGEST HOME ON DISPLAY IN FLORIDA MODULAR HOMESSTARTING AT ONLY $40 SF 118 East Macclenny Avenue Macclenny, Florida 32063 Telephone 259In observance of the Martin Luther King Holiday, The City of Macclenny will have the following solid waste collection schedule:No solid waste pickup on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 21stEntire City of Macclenny pickup on Tuesday, January 22ndRegular pickup Wednesday: Thursday & Friday, January 23rd, 24th, & 25th Florence Burnsed, 71, of Moniac diesFlorence Rewis Burnsed, 71, of Moniac, Georgia died on January 9, 2013 at her residence. She was born in Hilliard, Florida on January 4, 1942 to the late E.D. Rewis and Stella Bradley Rewis. Florence was a resident of Moniac since 2004 after mov ing from Fernandina Beach. She was a loving mother and devoted wife who enjoyed rocking on her front porch chair, gardening and playing cards. Florence was preceded in death by her loving husband of 47 years, Willard Wayne Burnsed; brothers Broward, Clyde and Claude Rewis; son-inlaw Roger Altman; brother-inlaw Earl Johns; and sisters-inlaw Evelyn Raulerson and Ester Mae Yonn. Mrs. Burnsed is survived by her loving children Donna Altman (Ray Bishop), Robert (Bonnie) McKenzie and Willard Enoch Burnsed, all of Fernandina Beach; brother Archie Rewis; sisters Elizabeth Philman, Kathleen (Junior) Raulerson and Irma (Don) Sylvester; sister-inlaw Ruth (Bill) Bates; brotherin-law Wade (Delores) Burnsed; grandchildren David, Andrew, Kyle, Victoria, Tara, and Collin. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, January 15 at 11 am at V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services chapel in Macclenny. Interment followed at North Prong Cemetery.Hong Nguyen, 55, dies on January 11Hong Trang Nguyen, 55, of Moniac, Georgia died on January 11, 2013 at Shands Jacksonville. She was born in Vietnam on December 30, 1957 to the late UT Van Trang and LE LE Trang. Hong was a member of St. Marys Catholic Church and enjoyed praying the Rosary and spending time at church. Hong is survived by her loving husband of 22 years, Cac Nguyen of Moniac; daughters Jennifer and Dianna Nguyen; grandson Sean Nguyen-Holly. A funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday, January 12 at 1 pm at her church with Father Slawek as celebrant. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.Joseph Potere, 88, dies January 9thJoseph Potere, 88, of Macclenny died on January 9, 2013 at Life Care Center of Jacksonville with family by his side. He was one of eight children born in Long Island, New York on De cember 2, 1924 to the late Nicholas Potere and Angelina Tedesco Potere. He was a resident of Macclenny for the past 10 years after moving from Ocala. Mr. Potere received the Na tional Acclaimed Award for safe ly driving over 3 million miles as a truck driver. He loved baseball and was an avid New York Yankees fan who in his younger years played in the minor leagues. He enjoyed golfing, gardening, swing dancing and traveling to Las Vegas. He was a caring husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Joseph loved life and was the life of any party. He enjoyed being in the sunshine and loved the Lord. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 50 years, June Potere. He is survived by his loving step-daughter Eleanor Cumpston of Macclenny; brother Jackie (Ellen) Potere of Long Island, NY; sisters Jeannie (Skee) Spersky of AZ and Sue Mulvey of Long Island; grandchildren Renee Neidermeier of Jacksonville and Keith (Susie) Cumpston of Glen St. Mary; great-grandchildren Matthew and Alex Neidermeier, and Patrick Cumpston. The funeral service was held on Friday, January 11 at 7 pm at V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Ser vices with Pastor Wesley Niedermeier officiating. James Robertson, 73, of MacclennyJames Russell Robertson Sr., 73, of Macclenny died on January 14, 2013 at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville with family by his side. He was born in Plant City, Florida on January 13, 1940 to the late Fayette Robertson and Della Mae Sweat Robertson. Russell lived in Macclenny since 1972 after mov ing from Plant City. He was a Baptist who enjoyed wrestling, fishing and storytelling. Russell was very friendly and he never met a stranger. He served his country proudly in the United States Navy and retired as a truck driver after years of dedicated service at Davis Express of Bradford County. He loved his family and enjoyed spending quality time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mr. Robertson was preceded in death by his parents, brother Joseph Leroy Johns and greatgrandson Austin Eugene Scott. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Bonnie Jean Benjamin Robertson of Macclenny; children James Russell Rusty (Jacquelin) Robertson Jr. of Panama City, FL, Cindy (Doug) Scott, Cheryl RobertsonLewis and Scott Robertson, all of Macclenny; sister Della Fay (Greg) Lenway of Jacksonville; grandchildren Chris Scott, Nik ki Robertson, Trey Scott, Troy Scott, John Robertson, Heather Scott, Chelsey Robertson, Jennifer Bradshaw and Roy Martin; 11 great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 17 at noon at V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services chapel with Pastor David Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at Macedonia Cemetery. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the ser vice.Jim Rowe Sr., 84, funeral in OcalaJames Jim Lewis Rowe Sr., 84, of Dunnellon, Florida died on January 8, 2013 at his residence. He was born in St. Petersburg, FL on February 15, 1928 to the late Lewis Rowe and Irene Rowe. Jim lived in Ocala, FL since 1990 and spent many years employed in law enforcement. He was an accomplished entrepre neur, owning and operating many types of unique businesses including a clothing store and several service stations located in Starke, High Springs and Tampa. Jim was an avid Dale Earnhardt NASCAR fan and loved Jimmy Johns. He enjoyed racing stock cars and founded his own country-western band, Jim Rowe and the Country Gems. He was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Carol Darlene Rowe, and his daughter Diane Rowe. Mr. Rowe is survived by his loving children Jackie (David) Wright of Macclenny, James Jimmy (Susan) Lewis Rowe, Jr. of Englewood, FL, and James Cris (Cristine) Rowe of Weirsdale, FL; brother Wayne (Judy) Rowe of Ocala; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. A graveside service was held on Monday, January 14 at 2 pm at Highlands Memorial Park in Ocala with Pastor David Ragan officiating. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.Artie Simmons, 57, of SandersonArthur H. Artie Simmons, 57, of Glen St. Mary died on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at his home. Mr. Simmons was born and raised in Hudson, New York and lived in Glen St. Mary for more than 30 years. He worked at one time at Northeast Florida State Hospital and was a car penter by trade. Mr. Simmons also was a volunteer fireman with Station 70 in Sanderson and with the Washington Hose when he lived in Hudson. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching the Dallas Cowboys and spending time with his family and friends. Mr. Simmons was preceded in death by his father Raymond I. Simmons Sr. Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Yvonne Simmons of Glen St. Mary; mother Goldie Simmons of Hudson; daughters Sonya (Lee) Hauge and Tami (Adam Waldrop) Simmons of Macclenny; brothers Raymond (Jean) Simmons and William Simmons of Hudson; sisters Carol Deangelo and Michiko (Jorge) Bu of Hudson; grandchildren Newdearia (Tyler Fogarty) Hauge, Christina Hauge, Lee Hauge Jr., Amanda Nichols and Adam Waldrop Jr., all of Macclenny; and great-grandson Brody Fogarty of Macclenny. The funeral service will be conducted on Thursday at 6 pm in the chapel of Guerry Funeral Home in Macclenny with Rev. Greg Combs officiating. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the service.In loving memory of Derrick Thompson01/15/1977-01/18/2000We love and miss you. DADDY, MAMA, CRAIG AND NIKKI Florence Burnsed Hong Nguyen Joseph Potere Jim Rowe James Robertson Arthur Simmons 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 In loving memory of Joe NewmansHusband, Dad, Brother, Papa, Uncle & Friend Gods Garden God looked around His garden and found an empty place. He then looked down upon the earth and saw your tired face. He put His arms around you and lifted you to rest. Gods garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best. He knew that you were suffering, He knew you were in pain. He knew that you would never get well on earth again. He saw the road was getting rough and the hills were hard to climb. So He closed your weary eyelids and whispered, Peace be thine. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didnt go alone, for part of us went with you the day He called you home. LOVED AND MISSED BY ALLPOPPY TURKEY, YVONNE, JENNI, KANON, IRENE, FAMILY & FRIENDS Family gratefulThe family of Alma Blue deeply appreciates your kind expressions of sympathy in our time of great sorrow. Thank you for the food, cards, flowers, visitations, your love and prayers. Special thanks to the Baker County community for showing us you care. We know our pain will decrease and what will remain, will always be. Love all whom you hold dear. Precious is the time you share. Do not wait for tomorrow, for tomorrow may not be. Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers.Warm regards, The Blue FamilyIn loving memory of Launa Bree Monds our hearts were broken by the loss of our precious baby girl. Time has helped to mend our hearts, but the hole we have in miss you, Launa, so very much. No matter how much time comes between us, you will always be our baby girl, and we will always love you. WITH EVERL ASTING L OVE, DADDY, MOMMY, LOGAN, LANE AND YOUR NEW BABY BROTHER LAWSON In loving memory of Claudene North10/21/1941-01/18/2010Thank you for sharing your life with us. You taught us things we did not even realize until you were gone. WE L OVE AND MISS YOU, YOUR FAMILY In loving memory of Paul A. ONeillPaul, you are always remembered and so very much missed. But you are never forgotten. LOVE, DEE ONEILL In loving memory of Mother Pearl SmithGod saw you getting tired, and a cure was not to be, so He put His arms around you and whispered Come to me. With tearful eyes we watched you and saw you pass away, although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us, that He only takes the best. FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS, THE SMITH FAMILY Thanks so muchThe family of Mary Wilkerson would like to thank all its family and friends for their thoughtfulness during our loss. The food, cards, flowers, phone calls, visits and support meant the world to us. A special thanks to those at the bus garage, the Christian Fellowship Temple, Bro. and Sis. Larry Graham, Bro. Steve Thomas for the beautiful service, Yolanda Baggett, Bill, J.D. and Wayne from the funeral home, the Baker County sheriffs deputies who stood in the rain during the trip to Oak Grove Cemetery. We are trying not to forget anyone; if we do, please forgive us. We love you all. Friends, family and co-workers come together in times of need. We thank God for getting us through our loss, and pray that everyone be blessed. BRIAN AN D RENE GRAHA M AN D F A M I L Y, ST EVEN (WA LL Y) AN D TERRI WI L KERSON AN D F A M I L Y, MI C HAE L, KA L EB, DONA LD WI L KERSON AN D A LL GRAN DC HI LD REN Gospel singA gospel sing will be held at the New Hope Church on Sunday, January 20 featuring Keith Wadell and the Holy Ground Singers. 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To learn more, go to www.stopalcoholabuse.gov or call 1.800.729.6686 Press Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 PM SHARE YOUR JOY & RECORD YOUR F AMILY HISTORY !Submit births, weddings & 50th+ anniversaries via email to email@example.com or at 104 S. 5th St., Macclenny4 week deadline on all submissions.PRE SS CLA SSIFIED S ONLY$6.00 cash/check Deadline M onday at 5:00 THE BAKER COUN T Y PRESS We publish obituaries & picturesFREE!Thank you $6.00 (for 50 words) Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm NO EXCEPTIONS! C CLet people know whats going onpost your special event online bakercountypress.com COPIESBlack & white/Full colorT O M110 South Fifth St.The Glen St. Mary Town Council took a step closer to signing an agreement with Vystar Credit Union to place an automated teller on town property just west of the post office on US 90. Following a discussion at the boards regular monthly meeting the evening of January 15, a unanimous vote gave Mayor Juanice Padgett the go-ahead to sign a letter of intent with the Jacksonville-based financial in stitution. The letter is not a binding agreement per se, but allows both parties to proceed. Essentially, Glen seeks $15,000 in up-front rent from Vystar to fund infrastructure on the small tract on the northeast corner of the property. Vystar proposes that the town pave a driveway, install four overhead lights and poles and bring utilities to a point four feet from the concrete pod on which the ATM will sit. The council also decided this week to seek bids on the paving and lighting as a precautionary measure to determine how close to the $15,000 it will cost. Members agree that Glen not spend any of its shrinking reserves on the project, and will place in the intent letter an escape clause should it exceed the initial down payment equal to three years lease payments. On the suggestion of the mayor, the town will apply $1000 of the initial payment against the lease each year for the next 15 years. The proposal initially holds Glen to the $5000 annual payment for the first five years. It increases to $6000 annually the next five, then $7000 a year for the third five-year term. In the coming weeks until bids are received, Glen will also learn if other, unseen, costs may be involved, like a water management permit. At the request of Councilman Dickie Foster, the mayor will re search whether the former Coun try Federal Credit Union traileroffice at the east town limits has passed the allotted period that it can be on the property.
ursday, January 17, 2013 T B C P Page 13 Page 12 T B C P ursday, January 17, 2013 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. 3 point hitch implements and tractor. 912-266-1641. 1/17p Palms, all sizes, cheap; Farmall Cub Tractor; 2003 Honda Rebel 250 Motorcycle; acre on Hwy. 121 N. Call 259-8240. 1/10-17p Got leaves? We will vacuum and remove your leaves; a little or a lot. Licensed and insured. 904-591-2640. 1/10-31c 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. 1/17p Camille Beckman hand cream, Root candles, unique gift items. Southern Charm 110 S. 5th Street. 259-4140. 4/28tfc Horse bedding material, shavings and saw dust, dry. Delivery available. 2592900. 3/22tfc Ofce Supplies, printer and fax cartridges, rubber stamps and much more. We specialize in hard to nd items. The Ofce Mart, 110 S. 5th Street. 259-3737. 4/28tfc Seasoned rewood. $80, cord. Deliv ered and stacked. Call Bruce 904-8383130. 1/3-1/31p 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. 1/3-12/27/13p 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 I will clean your home or business. Reasonable rates. Call Elizabeth, 2592955. 1/17p FOUND Ladys ring found. If you lost a ladys ring in a Macclenny local bank in the past 4 months and can describe it accurately to claim, please contact First Baptist Macclenny, at 259-2933. 1/17-24c 2004 Toyota Sienna. 128,000 miles; one owner. $8000. 904-710-5246. 1/17-24p 2011 Chevy Malibu with sunroof. Ask about our credit forgiveness program because you qualify. Use your W2 for downpayment. 904-465-5481. 1/17c 2005 Honda CR-V. Very low miles, perfect condition. All service records available. $269/month, $12,995. 904-465-5481. 1/17c 2010 Ford Expedition. Leather, low miles, take on weekly payments of only $99. Call for cash price. Bad credit? Limited credit? We have 100% credit approval. Call Mr. Credit at 352-672-8439. 1/17c 2011 Dodge Charger. 35K miles, tons of room, almost 40 MPG, warranty to 100K, 1st year maintenance free. $10,995 or $187/month. 904-465-5481. 1/17c 2009 BMW 328i. Do you have bankruptcy, make late payments or have no credit? We are your place for the best nancing. $268/month. 904-465-5481. 1/17c 2006 Nissan Pathnder. Third row, low miles, excellent condition; anybody qualies for nancing. Stretch out and relax, super smooth ride; warranty, low miles. We wont even ask you for money down. 904-465-5481. $11,888 or $229/month. 1/17c 2010 Hyundai Accent, 28K miles, bumper to bumper warranty, priced to sell. $10,750 OBO. 904-465-5481. 1/17c 2008 Dodge Caliber. Plenty of room and great on gas. $9500 OBO. 904-465-5481. 1/17c Nissan Sentra. 60K miles, cleanest in town. Perfect student car. $4,999. 904465-5481. 1/17c 2009 Nissan Frontier. Garage kept, very low miles, must see. 0 money down special. $269/month. 904-465-5481. 1/17c 2003 Ford F-150 XLT. Low, low miles; still looks new. Gets the job done. $10,995. 904-465-5481. 1/17c 2010 Jeep Cherokee. Take on payments of $277/month or pay $15,878. 904-4655481. 1/17c 2003 Ford F-150 XLT. Crew cab Lariat. Garage kept, low miles, must see to appreciate. $8500 OBO. 904-465-5481. 1/17c 2011 Hunadai Sonata. Leather, low miles, warranty; excellent condition, plenty of room for the family. $259/month. 904465-5481. 1/17c 2004 Honda Odyssey. Leather, super nice; family fun at under $200/month. $9,995. 904-465-5481. 1/17c 2004 Dodge Ram Crew cab. Low miles, gets the job done. Call for best cash price. $11,788 or $226/month. 904-465-5481. 1/17c 2005 Chevrolet Silverado. Crew cab, 50K miles, super clean. 904-465-5481. 1/17c 2012 Chevrolet Silverado. Low miles, crew cab, warranty. No money down special. $379/month. 904-465-5481. 1/17c 2010 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS. Black on black, low miles, attention getter. Buy at wholesale instead of retail. $399/month. 904-465-5481. 1/17c 2007 Toyota Corolla. Low miles, perfect student car. Make payments of $199/ month or call for cash price. 904-4655481. 1/17c 2011 Nissan Altima. Need to sell this week. Call Matt at 904-477-9601. Take on payments of $278/month. 1/17c 2012 Chrysler 300 Limited. New body style, warranty, chrome wheels and 100% credit approvals. $379/month. 904-4655481. 1/17c 2006 Honda S2000. Only 31K miles, at tention getter. Sporty and great on gas. $299/month. 904-465-5481. 1/17c 2001 BMW Z3. Only 15K miles, garage kept, still looks new. Call for cash price. $279/month. 904-465-5481. 1/17c 2007 Chrysler Pacica. Third row seating, great on gas, family fun for everyone. $11,995 or $198/month. 904-465-5481. 1/17c 2007 BMW X3. Luxury for less. Navigation, low miles, very good condition. No money down, $349/month. 904-4655481. 1/17c 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt. Low miles, war ranty, no money down special this week. 50 other cars, trucks and SUVs available with 0 down. Use your W2 for down payment and get cash back. 0 money down required this week only. $12,888. 904465-5481. 1/17c 2006 S250. Lifted, 4 wheel drive, grabs attention. $399/month. 904-465-5481. 1/17c ANIMALS Dogs: all types from puppies to adults. Animal Control, $65 adoption fees will apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc REWARD: Lost red dachshund in Wood lawn area. 352-214-6763. 1/17p 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 ClassA CDL atbed. Lease to own, no money down. Call 888-880-5916. 1/17p Womens Center of Jacksonville is seeking a Victim Advocate/Program Coordinator; ofce located in Macclenny. Will provide rape crisis intervention, advocacy, support and case management in Baker County. Responsible for working collaboratively with other agencies and coordi nating the Baker County Sexual Assault Response Team. Position requires a selfmotivated individual with great communication skills. Familiarity with the criminal justice system is a must. Spanish speaking and awareness of feminism and womens issues is a plus. This is a full-time position at $14-$15 per hour. Email resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org 1/10-17p Roong sales/foreman needed. Experience and drivers license and drug test required. 866-959-7663. 12/27-1/17/13p 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. 2 city lots in Glen St. Mary. N. Sharman Street, 2nd block. 259-2685. 1/17-2/7p 4.05 acres for sale. Pine Top Road, Glen St. Mary. $38,000. 904-403-7373. 1/10-17p I buy houses. 904-373-1373. 1/17p Wholesale property. 2 BR, 1 BA house. $25K cash. 904-655-7778. 1/17p 3 BR, 2 BA home. Large garage and work area; plus 3 BR, 2 BA mobile home on 13.22 acres. 2 miles inside Georgia on 121. $125,000 rm. 904-629-1779. 1/17tfc 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 2 acres on Little St. Marys River. Well, septic, power pole, garage, shed, $45,000. 259-3300 or 904-591-2790. 10/18tfc 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, 2 BA in Georgia Bend. $600/month plus $500 deposit. 2 BR, 1 BA house at Cecil Commerce on Normandy. 912-8432093 or 904-635-3815. 1/17-24p 2 BR, 2 BA duplex; nicest in town. Washer, dryer, dishwasher, front/back porch; water, sewage included. $700/month plus deposit. 904-718-8898. 1/17p 2 BR/1 BA house in Sanderson; CH/A. $550/month, plus deposit. 2 BR, 1 BA apartment in Glen, $595/month plus deposit. 904-234-4637. 1/17p 3 BR, 2 BA home for rent on 2 acres, near Cuyler. Fenced for horses; service animals only. $800/month plus deposit; refer ences needed. 904-477-8995. 1/10-17p 2 BR, 1 BA house. CH/A, living room, dining room, kitchen with appliances, front/back porch. $700/month plus $800 deposit. 259-6966. 1/17c 3 BR, 2 BA doublewide, North of Glen. Available ASAP. Service animals only. $750/ month plus $500 deposit. 904-588-2589. 1/10-17p 2 BR remodeled mobile home, in Glen. $475/month plus $475 deposit. 259-8140. 1/17tfc 2 BR, 1 BA mobile home in Glen; service animals only. $600/month plus $500 deposit. Call 904-588-2589. 1/17-24p Lots for rent in Macclenny and Cuy ler. Ready for mobile home. 259-6735. 12/13tfc 2 or 3 BR mobile home $385-$550; half acre; garbage, water, sewer, lawn provided, family neighborhood. 912-843-8118 or 904-699-8637. www.rentyes.net. 1/17tfc 2 BR, 2 BA mobile home in country. $600/ month plus $500 deposit. 904-923-2191. 1/17-2/7c 2 BR, 1 BA mobile home, Pine Oaks Circle, 121 South, Lot #8. Ed: 259-9128 or Gwen: 904-607-7256. 1/17p 3 BR, 2 BA mobile home on 1.88 acres. 17762 John Allen Road. $600/month, 1st, last and $600 deposit. Real Estate with Garlon Webb. 904-408-9146. 1/17p 3 BR, 1 BA clean home, nice yard; Woodlawn area. 8885 Glo-Gene Road. $750/ month plus $750 deposit. 904-813-1580 or 259-2255. 1/10tfc 3 BR, 2 BA clean mobile home, nice yard, Woodlawn area. 8695 Hillcrest Drive. $800/month plus $800 deposit. 904-8131580 or 259-2255. 1/10tfc 3 BR, 2 BA mobile home in Glen. $650/ month plus $500 deposit. 912-843-8139. 1/10-17p 4 BR, 2 BA waterfront, 2000 SF concrete block house. Screened backporch, 2 car garage. $1295/month plus deposit. 904860-5564. 1/10-31p 2 BR, 1 BA house on acre land in Taylor. $450/month, 1st, last, plus $300 deposit. 259-7335. 1/10tfc 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 animals only. References required. $750/ month plus $600 deposit. 259-2121. 12/6tfc 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 COMMERCIAL FR Professional retail office space for lease. Prime location on Hwy 121 Call 259-9022 for details. 11/3tfc MOBILE HOMES 2007 SW mobile home. 3 BR, 2 BA, excellent condition. Must be moved. $23,000. 904-662-1699. 1/17-24p 4 BR, 2 BA mobile home; new metal roof. $22K. 904-813-3091. 12/20tfc Like new 2002 Horton; very solid, very clean. $34K, setup with AC. 904-2594663. waynefriermacclenny.com 1/10-31c Great shape 3 BR doublewide, Palm Harbor. Super clean. $29K, setup with AC. 904-259-4663. waynefriermacclenny. com 1/10-31c Remodeled 3 & 4 BR doublewides with land. Ready to move in. $3500 down, $499/month. 904-259-4663. waynefrier macclenny.com 1/10-31c 2013 16x76 3 BR. $35,900. Setup with AC. 904-259-4663. 1/10-31c Wayne Frier Macclenny Factory Outlet. All homes $6-8K off with FREE furniture and decor. 904-259-4663. waynefrier macclenny.com 1/10-31c Like new, 3 BR singlewide 16X60, 99 Skyline. Very clean. $19,900 setup with AC. 259-4663. 1/10-31c Owner Finance. New 4 BR doublewide. Set up on your land. $0 down, $329/ month. Call 386-719-6578. 1/10-17c New singlewide, 2 BR, 1 BA, setup with AC. $799 down, $179/month. I nance. Call 386-719-5641. 1/10-17c Middleburg Foreclosure, 3 BR, 2 BA on 5 acres. Turn-key package. Bad credit OK. I nance. Call 386-719-5641. 1/10-17c Middleburg, Land and Home, 3 BR, 2 BA on 1.25 acres. Just remodeled, move in ready. $350/month. Owner finance. 386-719-5560. 1/10-17c Used doublewide, 3 BR, 2 BA. $1500 down, $250/month. 904-783-4619. 1/10-24c FOR SALE ANIMALS YARD SALES Friday and Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 7349 W. Madison Street, Glen. Friday and Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 17302 S. Ridgewood Drive, 125 N. to Crews Road, follow signs. Antique tools. 259-4169. Friday and Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-? E. Tallpine Road, off Lowder Street. Huge yard sale. Saturday, 7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Off Miltondale, 4th house on left in Whispering Pines. DVDs, scrubs, little bit of everything. No early birds. Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 4443 Dogwood Street, Macclenny. Furniture, clothing, miscellaneous household, exercise equipment, etc. Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 8131 Willie Wilkerson Road. 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These games put our school on the national stage, said Coach Ryan Sulkowski. A guy like Falon Lee, who recently committed to a full scholarship at Miami of Ohio, needed some extra exposure against some of the top competition. Playing top area teams like Columbia, Bolles and Bishop Kenny convince college coaches that players can step up against talented teams, and Sulkowski is certain that is the reason so many coaches are flocking to BCHS. There are a lot of college coaches taking notice of the caliber of athletes we have to offer because they can evaluate them versus the best. Its not always about the wins and losses. The caliber of the teams we play helps us take care of our kids and thats our top priority, he said. Sulkowski calls Coach Jeff Herons program at Camden seamless, meaning that each year the team reloads with new talent and continues to compete at a in an effort to represent our community in a positive light. The game against Camden County will August 30 in Kingsland, GA.BOB GER ARD | SPORTS The Wildcats football team had another impressive visitor this week when FSU Coach Jimbo Fisher stopped by to meet and greet the coaching staff and some of the players. Fisher was upbeat but closemouthed about his trip to the school. It isnt often that I get to come out on the road, said Fisher. So when I do I like to visit as many schools as I can to say hello. Fisher would not say who he had come to visit although it can be assumed that All American CeCe Jefferson, and All State running back Falon Lee and line man Blake Mills got some face time. As the Cats produce higher profile players more and more top tier programs like the 10th ranked Seminoles will be inter ested in making a trip to BCHS. Several weeks ago Nick Saban, coach of the national champion Alabama Crimson Tide, stopped by for a similar chat with Sulkowski, his assistants and players.BOB GER ARD | SPORTS The Lady Wildcat weightlifting team took second place and had the third highest weight total in the area at the state subsectional qualifier at BCHS last Saturday. All 11 girls on the team move on to the next qualifier where the top three in each weight division will be eligible for state competition. Bartram Trail and Fleming Island led the competition with 12 girls qualifying, and the Cats had the next best total. Twenty-six teams took part in the qualifiers. Laken Head (101-pound class), Maddie Perry (110 class), Ashley Wheeler (139), and Mekenzi Hand (154) won their weight classes. Kristian Burnham (129) placed second, Lacey Nettles (199) was third. Sydnee Watson (101), Haleigh Crawford (129), Glenn Godwin (183) were third and Reagen McKendree (129) and Rachel Chambers (183) were fifth. The team will compete again on January 26 at St. Augustine High School, and the top three in each weight class will qualify for the state event. BOB GER ARD | SPORTS The Wildcats wrestling team had a strong showing at the Army Duals Tournament at Ter ry Parker High on January 4 and 5, finishing 5-3. The Cats struggled in their opening match, losing 36-48 to Fernandina Beach but reversed that point total in a win against the host Braves. The Cats lost 36-48 to West Nassau before rebounding with a 42-42 win over Stanton Prep, winning the match 5-4 on take downs. They lost on take downs 4242 to Jackson but finished strong to clinch the final three matches, beating Interlachen 56-22, Palatka 65-25 and Englewood 42-29. Lenny Carter finished the tournament 8-0. He wrestled up in the heavyweight division and beat both of his opponents from Interlachen and Palatka. Last years state qualifier Brandon Harvey finished 7-1, losing his only match to Fernandina Beach in the 126-pound weight class. The biggest surprise for Coach Adam Brunner came from Jenna Reeves in the 106 weight class. She came out aggressively against West Nassau, said Brun ner. She pinned her opponent in a short time to start the first period. Brunner is encouraged by the progress his young team is making. As a team we are getting better and learning more every day. The key for this team is carry over, so we can carry over the moves and techniques from practice, onto the mats against our opponents, he said. The Cats are 6-4 so far this season. PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON Wildcats coach Ryan Sulkowski (left) with FSU football coach Jimbo Fischer.Wrestlers at 6-4Jimbo Fischer at BCHS L ady liers take 2nd at qualier Out of County SubscribersFed up with your copy of The Press arriving late, or not at all? We have a cost-effective solution to your problem.Subscribe to our E edition @ www.bakercountypress.com
Page14J A NU A RY 17, 2013 STARTING JANUARY 19 AGES 4-16Saturday, January 19 10 am 12 pm Saturday, January 26 10 am 12 pm Tuesday, January 29 6 8 pm Thursday, January 31 5 7 pm Saturday, February 2 10 am 1 pmat Knabb Sports Complex BoardroomMajor League Baseball FieldFees: $70 first child, $50 additional child Bring a copy of birth certificate, proof of residencyPick up your application online athttp://www.eteamz.com/bakercountylittleleague/ BOB GER ARD | SPORTS It was a rough and tumble week for the Wildcat basketball team with a loss on the road to Baldwin and, for the second time this season, a razor-thin win over West Nassau. The Cats have split with Baldwin this season, winning at home by four points and losing on the road by two points. Last Thursdays loss to the Indians was very frustrating. The Indians controlled the game early, at one point running up a 20-point lead. But in the second half the Wildcats scratched their way back into contention behind a career-night shooting from Johnny Lamb, only to lose by a bucket, 63-61. Baldwin controlled the first half, starting fast behind a hot shooting Terry Stripling and running out to an 18-10 lead. The Indians extended it in the second period, despite Lamb scor ing nine of the Cats 13 secondperiod points. The Indians led 43-23 at the half in what had the looks of a runaway victory for the hosts. But the game was one of two separate halves and starting with the third period whistle the Cats began to exert themselves, especially in the paint. Lamb was impressive on the inside, leading all scorers with 26 points. The Cats clawed their way back in the third period, then went on a 2310 run in the fourth quarter. By the end of the game it was both teams trading basket for basket as the Cats hoped there would be enough time on the clock for them to pull even. In the end the Indians held them at arms length for the win. Lamb led all Wildcat scorers. Charles Ruise Jr. had 13, Cameron Mack and CeCe Jefferson 8. Nassau in Callahan on January 11 was nothing like the previous nights game against Baldwin. It was basket for basket from the first whistle with both teams evenly matched. Earlier in the season, the Wildcats won by one point over the Warriors and they repeated the feat with the 49-48 victory. The key to the comeback against Baldwin had been inside play. On Friday it was outside shooting coupled with strong work in the lane. Ruise shot the ball well from the perimeter and hit key free throws near the end in what proved to be the deciding point of the game. The teams battled back and forth with the game tied at 13 at the end of the first period and 2828 at the halftime break. West Nassau got a narrow one-point edge in the third period behind strong shooting from forward Keith George. But the Wildcats pulled ahead in the fourth period and when the Warriors tried to foul to get the ball back, BCHS hit 7 of 8 shots from the charity stripe to seal the game. George led all scorers with 23 points for West Nassau. Ruise had 21 for BCHS. Lamb and Mack had 8 points apiece. The Wildcats have a big district game on the road at Bishop Kenny on Friday, January 18. PHOTOS BY JUD JOHNSON Charles Ruise Jr. hangs for a shot during the match-up against West Nassau last week. PHOTOS BY JUD JOHNSON Above, Layd Wildcats Joshalyn Brown and Candace Clack ght for a rebound; and at left, Shay Jonas rises for a shot from just outside the paint. PHOTOS BY JUD JOHNSON Wildcats pictured (clockwise from top left) are Wes Combs, Cameron Mack, Brandon Lewis and CeCe Jefferson.Boys swap win for loss BOB GER ARD | SPORTS The Lady Wildcat basketball team struggled offensively against district foe Bishop Kenny on January 10, losing 4536 on the road, then rebounded on January 14 to demolish the Forrest Rebels by 36 points in a key district match-up. The Cats kept the game close against Kenny through the first half, but the Crusaders slowly and methodically drew ahead over the course of the game. Top BCHS scorer Delicia Washington continued to lead the Cats with a gamehigh 15 points. But she didnt get a lot of offensive help as no one else managed to break into double figures. Kenny was up 23-16 at the half, and steadily increased its lead in the second stanza to hold the Cats at arms length with good free throw shooting and the occasional three pointer. Center Candace Clack had 8 points and Shaniece Paige 5 points for BCHS. The Cats had a much easier time on Monday night as they crushed the For rest Rebels at home 56-20. The host crowd was treated to a dominating performance by BCHS both offensively and defensively. BCHS ran out to a 20-8 lead early in the game and kept building on it. The second quarter was a defensive gem for BCHS as they held the Rebels to just one basket, going into the half leading 41-10. It was a comfortable game for Coach Chris Chisholm, allowing him to empty the bench. The Cats cruised through the second half and defensively held Forrest to just two points in the second period and 8 in the final quarter. Washington led all scorers with 24 points. Paige had 17 and Clack 10 points. The girls travel to Terry Parker on Wednesday, January 16, and Yulee on Thursday before returning home on Monday, January 21, to face Hilliard.