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Title: The Baker County press
Uniform Title: Baker County press (Macclenny, Fla. 1929)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Tate Powell
Place of Publication: Macclenny Fla
Publication Date: 01-24-2013
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Macclenny (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Baker County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Baker -- Macclenny
Coordinates: 30.283333 x -82.116667 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 12, 1929.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 39 (Jan. 2, 1931).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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Holding Location: University of Florida
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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 reporter@bakercountypress.comPolice arrested a Jacksonville couple last week for a string of high-value burglaries in Glen St. Mary during the last two months. The victims have an observant mail carrier to thank for giving used to identify convicted felon Charles W. Cope, 35, and Julie J. Driggers, 43, who authorities be lieve are behind six burglaries on CR 125 (north and south), Crews Road and CR 23D. They would knock on front doors and pretend they were searching for a lost dog if anyone opened the door. But if nobody answered, the perpetrators would loot the home of expensive jewelry, guns, tools and electronics, according to Sheriff Joey Dobson. The six residences were broken into between November 29 and January 8 and three occurred on the same day. Sheriff Dobson estimated the value of property taken in the heists at less than $500,000. The haul from the home of a former jewelry store owner was at least $150,000 and possibly more. A similar method of entry using a blue pry bar to force open rear or side doors was evident at all six locations. Mr. Cope, a nine-time felon according to the sheriff, was released from Baker Correctional Institution last April. Sheriffs officials said the couples relationship was four months in the making and Ms. Driggers met Mr. Cope while visiting his cell mate. State prison records indicate Mr. Cope was serving a three-year sentence for burglary in 2009 be fore his release. He was in prison four-plus-years for robbery with a deadly weapon in 1996 and did another year-long stint for dealing in stolen property in 2004. Sheriff Dobson said hes spent a total of 12 years in state custody. The Jacksonville Sheriffs Ofinvolved in dozens of additional burglaries in Duval County. We do not know how far it will stretch, but as far as our six, we have ours solved and the two suspects in custody, said Sheriff Dobson at a press conference on January 16 announcing the ar rests. bakercountypress.comVisit our website and vote each week in our online poll. ONLINE POLL RESULTSShould the county commission change its meeting days?33% No 49% Yes. Thursdays are better. 14% Saturdays 3% Sunday after church MLK Jr.s nal speech recited at annual parade, programSee Page 5S ee page 2 Julie Driggers Charles Cope MES plants trees for arbor day See page 123 wrestlers breaking the mold See page 13 MIKE ANDERSON P RESS ST AFF With vast real estate holdings totaling 2.7 million acres of mostly timberland, including huge tracts in Baker and other Northeast Florida counties, Rayonier is embroiled in a legal battle to keep the city of Macclenny from getting 114 acres the company owns off Steel Bridge Road. The city is suing Rayonier in an attempt to gain ownership of the land for use as a disposal site for sewage sludge, a by product of the sewage treattimate could produce up to 50,000 gallons a week. court on January 15, the city is asking the court to order Rayonier to honor a contract it entered into on June 11, 2012 to sell the parcel through the companys property management subsidiary, Terra Pointe Services LLC, for $399,000 to Lewyn Boyette. Mr. Boyette, a real estate investor, gave Rayonier a $20,000 deposit and paid for a title search and surveys on the property. He assigned his rights under the contract to the city last month, upon City Attorney Frank Maloneys recommendathe city and Mr. Boyette of its intention to cancel the contract. In the lawsuit prepared by Mr. Maloney and Jacksonville attorney W.O. Birchfield, the city contends that it now owns the contract and asks the court to require specific performance by Rayonier. On June 11, 2012 the Defendant, Rayonier Forest Resources entered into a binding con tract with Lewyn Boyette to sell the real property in question the lawsuit states, adding that the contract prepared by Raymance in the event of a breach of that contract. Mr. Maloney recommended the city sue Rayonier for breach of contract in November after City Manager Gerald Dopson told the city council that Rayonier had informed Mr. Boyette and the City of MacClenny (that) they (Rayonier) did not intend to go forward with the contract. Rayoniers action came after Burglars nabbed on 125 PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON The rearms recovered from the suspects vehicle and the road shoulder.S ee page 2City and Rayonier clash over contractMost of us do it so often we dont think about it. We swipe our debit and credit cards at the gas pump or ATM, make a purchase and go on our way. For some of us, however, were leaving something behind. Like our card information. And we dont even know it. For 18 Baker County residents it was a sobering realization when they recently learned their card identities had been scammed, and their bank accounts raided at places like a Publix in Palm Beach County. Or how about in trendy Manhattan? The sheriffs department this past week found itself dealing with a deluge of complaints from everyday people with addresses in Macclenny, Glen St. Mary and Sanderson whose card information was, literally, swiped by identity thieves. The average victim was ripped for $425, based on reports generated between January 15-18. The highest amount was $1141; the lowest $182. In all but two of the 18 cases, account debits took place in either south Florida or New York City. Total scam $7642, most of it from ATMs and the re mainder from retail outlets. The youngest victim was 18; the oldest 77. And the bank accounts that were raided, they were from financial institutions familiar to us all: Vystar, Wells Fargo, American Enterprise, TD Bank and Country Federal Credit Union. Theyre the ones who really get fleeced because they have to replenish the victims accounts. Investigator Chris Volz of the sheriffs department, who is looking into the recent wave of thefts, said in all likelihood theyre the work of identity thieves using card readers inserted into automated card readers at gas pumps or ATMs. A closer look at individual statements to find out when and where victims used their cards locally should pinpoint those locations. The same thing happened here in December, said the investigator, but the banks and credit unions declined to report them to police for any number of reasons. This time they made sure the victims did. I think what its going to be is what they call a skimmer, said Investigator Volz. They fit over the top of regular card swipe slots and theyre nothing more than a memory device that downloads to a computer all the information they need to use your card. The scammers position the device in the early morning hours and leave it there for a matter of hours or even days. In yet more sophisticated cases, a person can sit in a car a few dozen feet from the pump or ATM and remotely record your numbers as you swipe your card. We can hope a video is running when they remove the skimmer so we get some idea of their identity or a license tag, but other than that its hard to catch them, said the investigator. He suggests the public take a close look at the swipe device before putting a card in, particularly at high-traffic gas stations. If it looks suspicious, say thicker or wider than normal or sticking out, that should be a warning. If youre at a gas station, have an attendant swipe your card while you watch, and tell them you think there may be a de vice out at the pump. If its an ATM off-hours, notify the bank or credit union when they open in the morning. In one case recently reported, an enterprising user used packing tape to stop up the slot so no one else could use the machine. With some of the skimmers, most people who use these swipers on a regular basis would suspect somethings wrong if they looked at it closely enough, said Investigator Volz, who himself was an identity theft victim in December. They [the scammers] count on us being creatures of habit who wont look for anything suspicious. Authorities say card users should examine card swipers carefully to ensure nothing looks unusual.Rash of local credit card fraudSkimmers likely culprit ey count on us being creatures of habit who wont look for anything suspicious.Chris VolzSheris oce investigator B AKER CORRECTIONAL DEVELOPMENT CORPOR A TIONJOEL ADDINGTON N EWS EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comAfter years of playing catchup, the Baker Correctional Development Corporation is only a few months away from getting current on all of its debt obligations for the first time since opening in the summer of 2009. Buoyed by consistently high inmate numbers from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the US Marshals and the Federal Bureau of Prisons, plus elevated local inmate counts, BCDC is ready to make a roughly $2.9 million bond payment at the end of the month. corporation back on its original repayment schedule for the $45 million it borrowed in 2008 to buy some 90 acres north of Macclenny and build a 508-bed jail and sheriffs administration complex on 20 acres of the property. The hefty bill represents $1.3 million for the annual bond principle payment for 2013 and $1.6 million in bond interest for the last six months, at BCDCs board of directors meeting on January 16. S ee page 4Nearly current on jail debt

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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. C ONT A CT 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.comCOMME NTT B C PPage3J A NU A RY 24, 2013 Page 2 T B C P ursday, January 24, 2013 Facebook fansWhat you had to say ... LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Open 7 Days week | 8 am 8 pmCROSSROADS SHOPPING CENTER816 S. 6th St. | Macclenny spoiledrottenpartyrentals.comWe specialize in all your party needs!In atable bouncers, slides & combos Cotton candy, snow cone & popcorn machines Tents, tables, chairs & more! 813-2474Owners: Jay & Kristen Dyal He said that Mr. Cope con fessed to committing some 50to-60 burglaries in the Jack sonville area. Could he do that, absolutely, the sheriff said. Hes a professional burglar. Hes the real deal. The admissions came after a dence he shared with Ms. Driggers on Shell Cracker Road in northeast Jacksonville. There the len in the burglaries here. That was enough to obtain a search warrant for the address, which investigators from the Baker County and Jacksonville ing of the press conference. Twenty-four hours earlier, the only lead local police had on the rash of burglaries were basic descriptions of the suspects and their vehicle a grey car with a blonde female and white male. The sheriff said the tip came from a postal carrier in the neighborhood. Ive sort of been on the war path about solving these burglaries, said Sheriff Dobson. So when Deputy Christopher Walker observed a grey 2005 Toyota sedan pass by him near cer said a white male not wearing his seat belt was driving with a blonde female passenger. When the officer began following the vehicle, it pulled into a nearby driveway where the fe male switched places with the male and pulled back on CR 125. Deputy Walker stopped the car at Glenn Haven Lane. The male, his stomach was going in and out rapidly; [he was] said during the press conference. I could see jewelry in the ve hicle and he was anxious to give me any information I wanted to know on him. A blue pry bar was also visible. Once back-up arrived, Mr. Cope was arrested for driving on a suspended license and Ms. Driggers for resisting arrest without violence. A search of the vehicle by investigators uncovered a semiautomatic handgun known as a MAC-10. A loaded .38-caliber pistol was recovered later from the shoulder of CR 125 after Mr. Cope told police where he tossed it from the grey sedan, Sheriff Dobson said. He saw we had a pretty good case on him and of course he knows hes not supposed to have the guns, the sheriff said when asked why Mr. Cope was so forthcoming with authorities. Hes a smart guy. He said he had a little bit of college. Hes very, very street smart. Ms. Driggers faces more than a dozen counts of grand theft, burglary or criminal mischief. Sheriff Dobson said she had no criminal history. Mr. Cope has 23 similar counts against him plus two more for driving without a valid arm. The sheriff said Mr. Cope indicated hed spent time in Baker County in the past because his father lived on Noah Raulerson Rd. The case remains under investigation, but a portion of the pilfered property has been recovered, including a music jewelry box passed down through multiple generations to its current owner. She was real pleased, said the sheriff, who had contacted all the victims earlier that day to notify them of the arrests. F rom page 1 a story appeared in The Baker County Press on June 21 stating that the city commission voted to purchase the 114 acres from Mr. Boyette for $479,000. chase and sale agreement they concluded that Rayonier had no legal grounds on which to back out of the agreement because the document contained no requirement that Mr. Boyette obtain Rayoniers permission to sell the land to the city or anyone else. Rayonier attorneys, however, argue that the companys decision to terminate the contract was valid and claim they can prove it. Rayonier attorney Mark R. Bridwell to John S. Cooper, a lawyer in Starke who represents Mr. Boyette. Mr. Bridwell said his letter was in response to a previous letter from Mr. Cooper. Contrary to the assertions contained in your letter, Rayonier is not obligated to close the transaction and has not breached any duty to your client, Mr. Bridwell stated in his letter. Rather, your client fraudulently induced Rayonier to enter into a contract for the sale of its land and we are comfortable that the evidence will bear that out based upon the open records request responses we have received from the City of Macclenny. quested copies of all correspondence between the city and Mr. Boyette, who the city manager said had been helping the city in its search for a sludge disposal site for some time. We had talked to Mr. Boyette about several different pieces of property, Mr. Dopson said. This (Rayonier site) is the only one that turned out to be the most suitable based on soil, engineering and environmen tal studies. The bottom line, Mr. Dopson said, is that regardless of what was said written contract contained no restrictions or conditions on the propertys future use. Mr. Boyette told me he said (to Rayonier) he was going to use if for agricultural and/or recreational purposes, Mr. Dopson said. Our posi tion is there was nothing in the contract from Rayonier to Mr. Boyette stating that you have said you would use this land for any stated purpose. The city manager further stated that even as a sludge-disposal site, the basic use of the property would remain agricultural. The treated wastewater contains nutrients for grass, trees and plants. Even if Mr. Boyette didnt tell Rayonier that he had planned on tentatively selling the property to the city of Macclenny for the disposal purpose, were contending that if Rayonier had put in there any conditions on the (subsequent) sale of the property it would have to be okayed by Rayonier, Mr. Dopson said. They didnt put any conditions in the contract. Mr. Dopson, who recently announced his decision to retire on May 1 after 43 years as city manager, said the city attorney told him to expect a wait of at least four to six months before the citys complaint is resolved. In addition to seeking a court order mandating Rayonier to honor the contract, the lawsuit seeks reimbursement of legal costs for the necessity of this action. If the city is unsuccessful with its complaint and remains determined to acquire the Rayonier property in question, it would have to rely on the states eminent domain law, which allows government agencies to condemn private property for public purposes. Eminent domain is a more timely and expensive process, however, requiring a 12-member jury to determine how much must be paid for a piece of property, including reimbursement of legal fees to the unwilling seller. I am hopeful that we will be able to resolve the dispute between our respective clients without the need for costly litigation, Mr. Bridwell said in his August 17 letter to Mr. Cooper. If that is not the case, however, Rayonier is prepared to defend its position in this matter vigorously. F rom page 1 Gun control is one of those hot button issues that invites the partisan grandstanding and bickering that plagues our leaders in state and national government. But if theres one point that the Obama administration and the NRA appear to agree on, its that our mental healthcare system needs some work. As far as I can tell, its even more of a patchwork system than the traditional physical healthcare system and it has little in the way of an early warning mechanism that could prevent mass shootings before they happen. Its all too easy to dismiss the trigger men in mass shooting cases as crazy, evil or deranged and to blame their families, friends or coworkers for not doing something to stop them from committing such heinous crimes. That pretty much gets society at large off the hook from taking re sponsibility for these murders or taking any action to prevent them in the future. Deep down though, I think we all know that reducing the frequency and deadliness of mass shootings will take a collective effort to be more vigilant of each others behavior. But even then, who do you call when you think there may be a problem? Today, you can basically access psychiatric treatment in one of two ways. You can check yourself into a mental hospital, which depending on where you live can be very far from home, and hope they take your insurance plan, provided your plan even covers mental healthcare. Or, if you become a danger to yourself or others, the police will haul you off to that mental hospital for a few days or a few years, depending on how unstable youve become. Again, that facility may not be in close proximity, making the transition back home more rocky without support from family or local outpatient services. Doesnt sound like a comprehensive system, does it? Sounds like people could fall through the cracks. Im sure they do. Perhaps they dont want treatment or feel like they dont need it. Maybe they self-medicate with drugs and alcohol. Or maybe they simply dont have the resources to pay for treatment. We need a better mental health system, one that can detect symptoms before paranoid delusions, violent impulses or severe depression manifest into mass murder. Unfortunately, theres much less discussion on this side of the gun violence debate. Here in Baker County, for many years theres been a place for the most at-risk residents with mental health disorders to access treathavioral Healthcare Services clinic on West Lowder Street. this point at least, its unclear what entity will take its place. hired by the state to contract with a replacement provider in the coming months. Its all apart of the states effort to privatize state-funded programs, ostensibly to save money. However, bid disputes or procurement hiccups could occur, causing delays in the change over and leaving local patients without a local provider. Even after a new provider is selected, theres no guarantee it Patients, particularly those without reliable transportation, could fall behind on medication or miss consultations with doctors, both of which could deteriorate their mental state and endanger themselves and those around them. Such fears have been expressed by public health workers here and steps should be taken to make the transition to the new provider as seamless as possible. At the state and national level, changes are needed as well. Mental health consistently takes a back seat to physical health in our country, especially in terms of government funding. Per capita in 2010, Florida spent the third lowest per capita amount in the nation on mental health services, $39.55, according to the Kaiser Health Foundation. Idaho ($36.64) and Texas ($38.99) were the At the federal level, universal background checks on gun pur chases, mandatory registration and more enforcement of those measures and other laws now on the books could all reduce gun violence, whether by criminals or the mentally ill; all without diminishing Second Amendment protections or the ability of law-abiding citizens to protect themselves against criminals. government taking away our guns. Uncle Sam doesnt want our guns. Hes got plenty and were pathetically out-matched anyway. Tanks guided. Im hoping theyve only been proposed by the Obama adminbackground checks passed. Well see. why the NRA and their bosses, the gun manufacturers, oppose such bans. Its not really about the Constitution, its business. But a ban would also leave most of us with little defense against criminals with access to the banned weapon via the black market. Cops cant be everywhere all the time. I hope our leaders can put the political posturing aside and focus on common-sense gun regulations that will do a better job of keeping mental health system more accessible and better at identifying potentially violent individuals before they become so will also go a long way in solving this national dilemma.Dear Editor:I am writing to address an article contained the January 17 edition of your paper regarding Oldcastle Southern Groups proposal to relieve the City of Macclennys burden regarding grey water discharge. Their proposal is apparently to pipe some 800,000 gallons of grey water per day to the proposed Oldcastle mining site. In view of the fact Oldcastle is requesting from the state a per mit for 2.88 million gallons of water per day, this grey water transfer would mildly reduce Oldcastles water need from 2.88 million gallons of our water to 2.8 million gallons of our water. Hardly a drop in the proverbial bucket. The plan further predicts that any excess water would supplied versus what Oldcastle has stated they need, I cannot imagine there being any ex cess water to be used. Even more concerning is that Oldcastle now states that in view of the meager 800,000 gallons of water they would be receiving from the city, they now plan to dig a well of less depth. Their claim to fame from the inception of this issue was that they would dig deep enough not to affect our shallow wells, though I believe science proves otherwise. I am amazed that anyone this plan to be a prudent solution or believe that this small amount of water could change the whole outlook of the mining debacle that has been forced upon this county. I realize Turkey Creek is and has been severely impacted by the nitrogen and other contaminants contained in grey water, and the city needs to pursue an alternative dumping solution. However, it is blatantly obvi ous that Oldcastle and its hired guns (including the local ones who worship the almighty dollar more than the future of our land) genuinely believe the citizens of this county are not capable of simple math. I suppose when the price is right, people will listen. However, I also still believe right will prevail in the end. Unlike the paid professionals who only care about their bank accounts, I am working for free because of my passion for this county, its citizens, and the future and welfare of our environment. I will not stop until we prevail. I urge the citizens of Baker County to educate themselves on the effects of mining or they can feel free to contact me via to the public. I, unlike some of the players in this matter, have nothing to hide.Allison Broughton MacclennyDear Editor: Macclennys new garbage collection system lowers cost, but customers are now limited on the amount of solid waste they can put on the curb. The new system provides one 96-gallon receptacle to hold one weeks garbage or two 48-gallon receptacles a week. Having lived here 16 years, I know the majority of people have more than 48 gallons set out (for twice-weekly pickup). This means there is going to be a lot of extra garbage with nowhere to go. The recent memo to customers informs them of locations where they can now personally deliver excess garbage that will not the city to the customer. So who is saving money on this? The policy being replaced had the city pay to remove all our garHas the city considered sanitary and insect conditions from gar bage stored in 100 degree-plus temperatures for one week? What about odors during the summer? And what about the general appear ance of the city with these receptacles out where all can see them since no one wants them smelling up homes and garages. These problems need to be addressed now. Smaller containers and two weekly pickups instead of one would eliminate most of them. Joseph Fiore Macclenny On Point In PrintJoel Addington Mental health care at root of curbing killings Did you notice your paycheck got a little lighter this month? The scal cli deal let the 2 percent cut in the Social Security payroll tax that began in 2009 expire. We turned to Facebook this week to see if anyone noticed. Heres a look at what our friends online had to say: Hannah Going Woodru: My husbands federal withholding is set at a certain amount, so Im not sure what the dierence there is. They are tak ing out $21 more per check for FICA though. Daniel Burnham: Not as of yet, but it has been a nice reminder that our family needs to re-draw up a budget. Matthew Bareld: I stopped look ing at the withholdings years ago; it turns my stomach! Chelsea Olivia Moore: I dont even look at it anymore. It makes my blood boil. Beth Rozier Moore: It hit us pretty hard. 60 bucks more out every two weeks. Its CRAZY. Jamie Allyn: Didnt even notice. Wayne Stewart: They never should have played with the SOC tax to start with. Kelly Matthews: Would have been worse if my bosses hadnt given me a raise in the same week! Awe some bosses! Crystal Sisk: Yes, my husband worked overtime and they took all of it for taxes. Amy Luding Williams: Didnt really notice. It was a small amount out. Not a big deal. Danny Norton: The federal gov ernment started taking out 2% less in Social Security two years ago to stimulate the economy. That 2% reduction has expired. We all know that Social Security is in trouble and why they decided to take out 2% less in Social Security was not a smart move. This is just made Social Security less secure for everyone. Judy Giesing: Heck yeah I noticed! An contrary to what folks think ... It went up more than the so-called tax break percentage. Catherine Brooke Rhoden: $40 a week ... Lets just hope it helps this economy! Regina Mike Cody: My husband paid out over $500 in his bi-weekly check. I could use that, believe me. Stacy Davis-Rhoden: I noticed cause every dollar I make counts. GUARANTEED LOWEST GAS PRICE!259-2602 CALL FOR SPECIALS ON FIRE LOGS & HEATERS! NO TANK RENTAL FEES! 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 YOU MADE NEWS We Saw YouPhotographs (even unprinted photos) are available online for you to see and purchase Click HERE to see & buy photos in the newspaper THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS We have the professional photos that featured you in this newspaper. These photographs are now available to you through easy online purchase!Look for this button on the top right-hand side ofour website

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ursday, January 24, 2013 T B C P Page 5 Page 4 T B C P ursday, January 24, 2013The bondholders agreed to defer principle payments and accept interest-only payments in recent years, though in the meantime BCDC has been amassing money in anticipation of the $2.9 million due February 1. Mr. Cox said the bond fund, used to make interest and prin cipal payments, had some $2.4 million and another $300,000 would be added by the end of the month. Bank of Oklahoma [the trustee overseeing repayment of the bonds] seems to be happy. Were not getting any questions or comments from them. That tells me everything is running smooth, he told the board. The BCDCs medical services vendor Armor Correctional BCDC owes about $307,000 to the company, but half of that sum will be paid by the end of the month. Mr. Cox said BCDC should be current on the Armor contract payments by April or May. The company has not been charging BCDC interest on the debt, which stood at $2.2 million two years ago. Theyve just asked us to pay a little bit extra every month when we can, he said. Anytime we have extra money, we send it to them because theyve been so good to us. BCDC also remains in arrears regarding its reserve fund balance, which is supposed to contain $3.7 million but has just $1.5 cates about $26,000 to reserves each month to help build the balance. In other business last week, the board heard a report from Maj. John Finley, chief of corwhich manages the facility. He said the average daily prisoner population for the fourth quarter (October to December, 2012) was 426. The number of local inmates was down some due to the annual sweep of prisoners released for the holidays, the major said. Increases in federal detainees kept the overall average steady, however. In the coming months, he said preparations will begin for the annual ICE inspection in April, which is carried out by a third party. There hasnt been any big policy changes, Maj. Finley told the board. Their rules are being updated a bit, but they wont be effective this year, maybe next year. Outdoor recreation time for ICE inmates could become a re quirement in the future. The BCDC complex as well as other ICE detainee facilities have advocacy groups, including Jack sonville Area Legal Aid, for keeping prisoners indoors 24 hours a day. Thats probably something [ICE] will have to address soon, Maj. Finley said. The federal agency is charged with housing illegal immigrants during deportation proceedings. F rom page 1 Serving Baker County for over 33 yearsspecializing in...Real Estate Family Law Personal Injury Hugh D. Fish, Jr. J.D.259-6606The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience. Quality Truck Repairs at Reasonable Prices259-1307 | 1194 E. Macclenny Ave. FREE ESTIMATES -Over 30 Years Experience Tommy Shope Its not too late to contribute to your IRAere's still time to make a tax deductible contribution to your Individual Retirement Account (IRA)* for 2012. You can make retroactive contributions to your IRA until April 15, 2013. 784 South 6th Street Macclenny, FL 32063(904) 653-5400*IRA contribution limits for 2012 are $5,000 if you are age 49 or younger and $6,000 for age 50 or older and fees could reduce earnings on the account. See a First Federal representative for more information. Congratulatins! Baker Community Counseling Services, Inc. would like to announce that Lauren E. Maloney-Burnsed, MS CAP and Mandee not only our agency but the county as well. You have dedicated Lauren MaloneyBurnsed, MS CAP Mandee Davis, MS CAP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Samaritan Food Ministry | 6444 Hwy. 90 In Glen St. Mary Applications available at the Samaritan site. A Christian Ministry that blesses your life! A big round of thanks to the following churches and businesses who support The Samaritan House. We are grateful for each and every donation of time, money or items! We could not do this outreach without each and every one of you! BUSINESSES: Baker County Sheriff's Office Baker County School District Camp Tracey Gerdau Ameristeel Gibson McDonald Ivy Cottage Li'l Caesars Pier 6 Pit Stop Pizza Hut Ronie's Food Rotary Club of Baker County Starbucks Walmart Distribution Walmart Superstore Winn Dixie CHURCHES: Assembly of Praise Church First Assembly of God First Baptist of Glen St. Mary First Baptist of Macclenny First United Methodist Christian Fellowship Temple Cornerstone Good Samaritan Jacksonville Crusaders for Christ Church Destiny People Dinkins New Congregational Church Emmanuel Church of God in Christ Faith Bible Church Lighthouse of Prayer Ministry Macclenny Church of Christ Macclenny Church of God Raiford Road Church Souls Harbor Church of God St. Peter's Anglican Fellowship Taylor Church United Christian Church & Academy FOOD COORDINATORS: Denise Melton Pam Clark Mary PriglerIf your business or church is interested in supporting Baker County Ministers Association contact Pastor Mitch Rhoden at 259-1199. THE SAMARITAN HOUSE IS OPENMonday Thursday 10 am 1 pm Friday & Saturday 11 am 1 pm NEXT MINISTER'S MEETINGFebruary 5 at 11:30 am at Pier 6 Everyone Welcome The state attorneys office has filed a felony charge against a Baker Correctional inmate for allegedly exposing himself while committing a lewd act in the presence of a female officer back in September. An investigative report by the Department of Corrections that constitutes the factual basis for the lewd and lascivious exhibition charge against Michael Best indicates the offense took place in the day room of B Dorm on the prison campus between Sanderson and Olustee. The female officer had super visory duty over the area that morning, and affirmed she witnessed the act in her statement to the investigator. Mr. Best, 26, said the officer watched him perform the act. The state attorneys office last week downgraded a pending felony count against Marshall Mann of Sanderson to a misdemeanor. Mr. Mann, 48, was acquitted by a jury in October of six counts of sexual battery and lewd acts on a minor child. Until last week, the com puter tech for the City of Macclenny still had two charges of lewd and lascivious acts pending against him, both involving different victims who were under 16 at the time the acts allegedly occurred in March, 2002. Prosecutors on January 17 transferred one of those cases to misde meanor court and revised the charge downward to simple battery. Mr. Mann, who kept his job with Macclenny on a conditional basis after his arrest in March, 2010, will be arraigned on the new charge on February 6 in county court.Inmate charged in sex act Four air conditioning units behind commercial property in downtown Macclenny were stripped of copper and coils sometime during a two-day period last week. The units, three of them the property of Ed Barber and attached to the Crockett Building and one belonging to Moody Lee and Jack Baker, are located in a small alleyway between the owners buildings and one owned by the county. This is the second time they have been stripped of copper. The owners reported the loss on January 18. In other, similar incidents, copper valued at $1500 was stolen from a unit belonging to Melissa Maloy and attached to a residence on Frank Combs Rd. near Taylor. The owner reported the vandalism on January 20 and gave Deputy Chris Walker the name of Carl Rigdon III, 37, of Sanderson as a possible suspect. Deputy Walker said Mr. Rigdon ran into a nearby swamp when the officer went to an address off Noah Raulerson Rd. to question him and was tracked down by the K-9 Blitz. He denied involvement, but was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Bradford County for violation of probation on a drug offense. ary 17 aluminum coil stripped from an air conditioning unit at an unoccupied residence on Gods Acre Lane near Sanderson. The employee of Three Rivers Property Preservation told Deputy Michael Clark the property was last inspected in early January, and the loss value was placed at $600. It is owned by an Ohio bank. the Dead End Hunting Club off Edward Rd. near Taylor on January 20. The items were valued at $250. A neighbor told Deputy Rodney Driggers he saw four juveniles walk ing toward the camp earlier that day. PHOTOS BY JOEL ADDINGTON Last MLK speech recited for annual parade and programThe annual Martin Luther King Jr. parade and program began and ended at Emmanuel Church of God in Christ adjacent to Keller Intermediate School the afternoon of January 21, the anniversary of MLKs birthday. New this year to the program that followed the parade was Stephanie Gaskins (above, left) and her daughter, 14-year-old Kelsey Wilcox, reciting an ex cerpt of MLKs last public speech before he was shot in 1968. In what became known as the mountaintop speech, MLK speaks of when he was stabbed by a woman at a book signing in a Harlem bookstore 10 years earlier and nearly killed. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life longevity has its place, said Ms. Gaskins, a teacher at BCHS and tutor with the new Keller Outreach Ministry, which offers free tutoring to children in the southwest Macclenny neighborhood. But Im not concerned about that now, she continued. I just want to do Gods will. And Hes allowed me to go up to the mountain. And Ive looked over, and Ive seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land. So Im happy, tonight. Im not worried about anything, Im not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord. Also pictured are parade participants and onlookers (front l-r) Ta Soto, Laderrick McCall, (rear l-r) Diamond Gibbons and Timothy Gore. To see video and more photos from the event, please visit www.bakercountypress.com. The ATV trails at St. Marys Shoals Park will reopen this weekend on January 26, county officials said. The trails will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 am to 6 pm in the future. They were closed following Tropical Storm Debby last June for repairs. Park Ranger David Wright reminds visitors that no one under the age of 16 is permitted to ride the trails without wearing a helmet and eye protection as required by Florida law. Gather up your family, pack a lunch and come enjoy a family day at St. Marys Shoals Park, said Mr. Wright. The park off Ode Yarbrough Rd. also features extensive horse riding and hiking trails as well as access to the St. Marys River.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. ADVERTISING DEADLINE Monday at 5:00 pm SHARE YOUR JOY & RECORD YOUR FAMILY HISTORY !Submit births, weddings & 50th+ anniversaries via email to editor@bakercountypress.com or at 104 S. 5th St., Macclenny4 week deadline on all submissions. 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

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ursday, January 24, 2013 T B C P Page 7 Page 6 T B C P ursday, January 24, 2013A rear door was pried open to gain entry to the residence of Larry Carter on CR 23A north of Macclenny sometime during a two-day period last week, and the owner told police two televisions, a Playstation and jacket were taken. Mr. Carter placed the loss value at $1250. He told Deputy Rodney Driggers he was away from the ad dress from the morning of January 17 to about 5 pm the following day. A neighbor said he saw two males on the property that first evening and they drove away in a Ford Explorer. He gave police their names and no initial contact was reported. In other burglaries, Phillip Adams reported aluminum pipes of varying sizes taken from the rear of his residence on Pine Top Rd. during daylight hours on January 16. He gave Deputy Tony Nor man the name of a male relative he thinks may be responsible for that theft and the disappearance of a drill and grinder from his pickup truck back in November. Mr. Adams valued the pipe at $175; the tools at $260. loom ring and a necklace were taken from the bedroom of his Eagle Dr. residence in Macclenny sometime before January 15. He told Deputy Jacob Satterwhite the necklace was worth $300. when he realized on January 14 that the unoccupied home of his mother on Parmelee St. in Glen St. Mary had been entered through a rear door sometime since late November. He told Deputy Chris Walker two mounted deer heads were missing, along with china and mirrors. He indicated a person in the same neighborhood may be responsible. turned to his home on East Minnesota in Macclenny on January 16 after an absence of two days to find the rear door had been damaged and left ajar. Nothing initially was reported missing. A Macclenny mans blood alcohol level measured three times that allowed by law after he was pulled over for driving erratically in the west city late on January 17. Steven Hastings, 35, was observed by Lt. Billy Miller near Lowder and US 90 about 11:30. The driver stopped his 2001 Chevrolet pickup, backed up onto the shoulder then went south and east along the shoulder of 90 near the parking lot of the Exxon store. Deputy Jeremiah Johnson said Mr. Hastings failed several field sobriety tests before he was taken to county jail for a breathalyzer test. He measured .236; .08 is considered intoxicated. The officer said an empty 12pack of beer was found in the vehicle. Mr. Hastings was booked for drunk driving, reckless driv ing and having an open container of alcohol in the truck. In other arrests, police charged a Macclenny couple with disorderly intoxication after they refused to calm themselves dur ing an argument at their address on CR 23A north the afternoon of January 19. Deputy Daryl Mobley said Richard Rhoden, 29, and Amanda Rhoden, 31, were in a heated argument when he was called to the residence about 3:30. He described them as extremely intoxicated and said they refused to tell him what caused the disturbance. The officer learned that Mr. Rhoden was wanted on a Duval County warrant for violating probation for drunk driving with property damage, and he was arrested on that charge as well. The couples two children, ages 6 and 10, were present during the confrontation. ny was arrested for possession of alcohol by a minor the evening of January 19. Deputy Clements Leo said he spotted the suspect and anoth er male walking near MLK and Grissholm St. about 9 pm and they ran from him to an address on Grissholm. Mr. Major had a beer in his hand. He was also charged with resisting arrest without violence. St. Mary was jailed the afternoon of January 18 for driving on a license suspended for drunk driving and failure to pay fines. Deputy Chris Walker stopped Mr. Jones 2002 Toyota on South 6th in Macclenny about 1:15 and said he was aware of the suspended license status of the driver. was booked on a similar charge the evening of January 17 after her 2003 Toyota pickup was stopped by Deputy Jeremiah Johnson in Macclenny for having an expired license tag. Her license had four suspensions for failure to pay fines and failure to keep court dates. A Sanderson man was arrested on January 17 for felony domestic battery on his estranged wife at her residence on Gaskins Circle. Jeffery Gaskins, 47, allegedly twice attempted to strangle Ear nestine Gaskins, 43, after the accused came to her residence about 4:50 that afternoon. The couple has been separated since the fall of 2012. Mrs. Gaskins told Deputy Jeremiah Combs the accused confronted her about having a boyfriend, and initially grabbed her by the neck as she sat in a chair. She then broke free and walked away from the residence, and told the officer that Mr. Gaskins followed her in his pickup and pulled her into the vehicle where he again began choking her. A neighbor intervened and Mr. Gaskins left the area. He was interviewed later at a residence on Sanderson Circle and denied the allegations, countering that Mrs. Gaskins kneed him in the groin. In other incidents: rested the afternoon of January 14 for domestic battery on his mother Hilda Jackson, 54, at her residence on Hollow Ridge Rd. in Margaretta. Ms. Jackson told Deputy Cle ments Leo her son pushed her to the ground and injured her shoulder when she intervened in an argument between him and his girlfriend about 5 pm. mestic battery were filed against both parties involved in a disturbance at their residence on Big Oak Ct. in Macclenny the morning of January 16. Allison Wilson, 30, accused estranged husband Tarus Wilson, 25, of shoving her when he went to the address to collect property. Mr. Wilson told Deputy Chad Montean he was confronted and slapped. Pender, 20, of Macclenny for repeatedly striking his live-in girlfriend Jessica Tran, 30, during an argument at their residence on North Boulevard the morning of January 17. Ms. Tran told Deputy Montean the boyfriend became angry when she complained about finding marijuana at the residence, and when she broke a glass jar containing pot that was in his backpack. The couples infant child was present during the con frontation. filed a criminal complaint against Shawna Burnsed, 24, of Macclenny after she admitted filing a false claim on January 8 that she was attacked by her life-in boyfriend Jeremy Griffis, 32, at their residence. The offense is a misdemeanor. 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 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 interpreter@circuit8.org 1/3, 10, 17, 24/13c A, R&R, INC 10525 DUVAL LANE MACCLENNY, FL 32063 Phone (904) 259-4774 The following vehicle will be sold at public auction February 8 at 10:00 am at A, R&R INC, 10525 Duval Lane, Macclenny, FL 32063. 1989 Yamaha FZR1000 VIN # JYA3LKE03KA000575 1/24c 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 ALL-SAFE MINI STORAGE 190 SOUTH LOWDER STREET MACCLENNY, FLORIDA 32063 904-259-3565 The following units containing household items such as furniture, appliances, etc., will be sold by public auction at 9:00 am Febuary 2, 2013 to satisfy back rent. The following tenants can claim their property back if rent is paid before this date: Name Unit # Calvin Kirkland 29 Christopher Hopkins 38 Noah Davis 51 Mackenzie Brinson 53 Pansty Ruise 84 Christopher Stieger 103 Francis Boyd 110 1/24-31c 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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Mr. Bennett admitted to hav ing the carcass of the deer that he claimed his dogs ran down and killed the previous day while hunting in the wildlife management area. Anthony Todd, 21, of Hampton, FL is charged with killing a spike deer with antlers less than five inches in length, also in the Osceola. The report by officer Brent Gill of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission notes that Mr. Todd was tick eted after game officers went to his residence on January 2 and found the animals head. He allegedly shot the deer on December 29. A criminal complaint was filed against a Baldwin man for stealing a 12-pack of beer from the Citgo station south of Glen St. Mary during the early morning hours of January 20. Larry Rhoden, 27, initially told Deputy Clements Leo he tossed a $10 bill to the store clerk as he left the store shortly after 2 am when informed it was past the time when alcohol can be sold in Baker County. The officer stopped Mr. Rhoden and several passengers in his 1995 Chevrolet at the Exxon station on South 6th shortly after they returned to the Citgo attempting to buy gas that morning. Mr. Rhoden denied allegations from the clerk and a witness that he grabbed the beer from a cooler and ran out the door. A surveillance video reviewed by Deputy Leo later that evening confirmed that no money changed hands, and the officer filed a complaint for petty theft. In another shoplifting case, a complaint was filed on January 14 naming Cleve Stalvey, 23, of Macclenny for stealing $45 in clothing and shoes from Walmart that evening. A store security worker told Deputy Rodney Driggers he observed Mr. Stalvey place a pair of sandals on his feet and leave his shoes on a shelf, then place several clothing items in his pants pockets before attempting to leave the store about 6 pm. employee at Save-A-Lot on South 6th St., reported on January 20 that his cell phone was stolen from the mens rest room at the store the previous evening. He told Deputy Matt Riegel a surveillance video showed two males enter the bathroom about 1:45 shortly after he left the phone inside for about 20 min utes before attempting to retrieve it. He valued the phone at $100. of Baldwin reported her $160 phone was taken about 1 am on January 18 while she was in Macs Liquors in downtown Macclenny. She told Deputy Jeremiah Johnson she called the number from another location about 2 am and a female on the other end told her she could re-claim it for $30. A Macclenny man called police in the early morning of January 19, saying he was fighting with a girlfriend and wanted to go to jail on an outstanding warrant, then was hit with a taser charge when he refused to be handcuffed. Timothy Haygood, 27, was at the address of Christine Rapach, 25, on Eastwood Rd. about 3 am when deputies Randy Davis and Rodney Driggers arrived. He called a police dispatcher min utes earlier and was described as extremely irate and belligerent. He also said the girlfriend was drunk and attempting to strike him. Deputy Driggers said Mr. Haygood began yelling at him once inside the residence, saying he wanted to be taken to jail. He resisted several times being handcuffed until hit with the taser charge. The warrant was from Putnam County for violation of probation. ed Charles Burnsed, 27, of Sanderson the afternoon of January 17 on a local warrant for failure to pay child support. The officer was called to a residence on Carl Brown Rd. in the north county about 4 pm, and Mr. Burnsed initially said he was accosted at knife point by two males wearing ski masks. He claimed the confrontation stemmed from a dispute over purchasing a vehicle, then Deputy Clark said he changed details of the incident. tery at the Ocean Pond campground near Olustee on January 20 was taken into custody when police learned he was wanted in Indiana for aggravated assault. Deputy Chris Walker said he responded to a disturbance call that morning and was told that Joshua Lakes, 29, of Lake City was struck twice in the face by a 36-year-old woman. The alleged assailant, also from Lake City, was responding to a report by her 15-yearold daughter that Mr. Lakes had made a sexually suggestive com ment to her the previous night while they were seated at a campfire. A computer check turned up the warrant from Clinton Coun ty, IN.Felony battery on his ex-wifeMotorist arrested in city had three times legal limit Will rely on video for ID of beer thiefHunters charged in illegal kills 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 C CLet people know whats going onpost your special event online bakercountypress.com COPIESBlack & white/Full colorT O M110 South Fifth St. Photo Prints are Great Gifts (and so are mousepads, poster prints, and mugs)See many of the professional photos from our paper and thrill someone special by ordering a print or a photo gift of you favorite. 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ursday, January 24, 2013 T B C P Page 9 Page8J A NU A RY 24, 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 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 2 2 Free Tanning Sessions3 $3 Off monthly duesThe Solution to Your Resolution is as Easy as 1...2...3...Call today to take advantage of this great o er for the New Year! 788 S. 6th St. | Macclenny | 904-397-0370 | Sta ed: M-F 9-9, Sat. 9-11 1 Free Month rr rfnt b n b rnb nnn frntbrnr n rn b r f nbr frr f r rr r f tnbr rrb r nbb rb n n rr rrrrr ntb FIRST HOMECOMING OFBAXTER COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHUR CH25736 CR 127, Baxter Come celebrate what God has done! Sunday, January 27 at 11:00 amPASTOR GREG COMBS Special Music by Calvin Kirkland & Naquin Chitty AND A COVERED DISH DINNER AFTER SERVICE FRIDAY BINGO!Starting January 11Large game package $15; half package $12 ( rst 90 days) Early bird games 6:30 pm Regular bingo 7:00 pm St. Marys Catholic Church Parish Hall U.S. 90 West, Macclenny 904-434-6444 with questions Fun, laughter, fellowship for everyone! Library events during FebruaryUpcoming events at the Em ily Taber Library in Macclenny during February include basic computer classes for adults each Wednesday from noon-2 pm. Basic money management workshops for adults are offered at the library on Wednesdays 2:30-4 pm through February. Books for your eReader are available through the librarys webpage www.newriver.lib.fl.us. The bookmobile is available at various stops around the county on Wednesdays and Fridays. See the webpage for a schedule, or call the library 904-259-6464 for more information. Free help to quit smokingIf you are ready to get the help you need to quit smoking or other tobacco use, the North east Florida Area Health Education Center (AHEC) offers a free Tools to Quit Program at the Baker County Health Department. A two-hour class meets on February 9 conducted by a trained facilitator. Participants receive a workbook, a quit bag with educational tools and nicotine replacement therapy (patches, lozenges or gum). The program has helped many clients quit smoking or tobacco use successfully. Participants must register in advance in or der to receive free replacement therapy items. Register by calling (904) 482-0189.Karen Alexander dies January 16thKaren D. Noblitt Alexander, 53, of Baker County, died on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 in Fort Lauderdale. She loved spending time at the beach in the sunshine and with her family and friends. Ms. Alex ander is survived by sons Steve (Mandy) Noblitt of Glen St. Mary and Wayne (Adrianne) Noblitt of Abbeville, AL; daughters Christy (John) Rizer of Raiford, Angel Noblitt of Jacksonville and Ashlee (Jacob) Hodges of Sand erson; mother Joyce Wilson of Macclenny; sister Vicki (Marcus) Crosby; 15 grandchildren. A memorial service was held at 1 pm on Monday, January 21 at Cornerstone Congregational Methodist Church in Macclenny with Pastor Mae White officiating. Forbes Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.Tonnie Blakely, 70, of MacclennyTonnie M. Blakely, 70, of Macclenny died on Sunday, January 20, 2013. Ms. Blakely was a six ty-year resident of Baker County and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Macclenny. For thirty three years, she was an administrative assistant and risk manager at Northeast Florida State Hospital and owned A Touch of Spring flower shop in Macclenny for ten years until it was sold to her daughter-inlove Brenda Kinghorn. She also was a receptionist for Dr. Garlon Webb in the Baker County school system, an active board member at Baker County Council on Aging, Fraser Hospital Authority and the Educational Foundation Board. Mrs. Blakely was preceded in death by husband Clifford John Blakely Sr. She is survived by sons Clifford John Blake Blakely Jr. of Melbourne, Florida and James William Jimmy (Allison) Blakely of St. Augustine; daughter-in-love Brenda (Eric) Kinghorn of Glen St. Mary; sister Elizabeth Greene Taylor of Macclenny and five grandchildren. The funeral service for Mrs. Blakely was held at 11 am on Wednesday, January 23 at her church with Rev. Tom Pope officiating. Interment followed at Woodlawn Cemetery. Forbes Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.Virgie Brinson, 83, of Lake CityVirgie Croft Brinson, 83, of Lake City passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2013 following an extended illness. Mrs. Brinson was born in Baker County and lived in Columbia County since 1964 after moving there from Union County. Mrs. Brin son worked for 25-plus years for Aero (Timco) as a records clerk before retiring and in her spare time was an avid reader. She will always be remembered as a fan tastic mother. Mrs. Brinson was a Baptist and was preceded in death by husband John L. Brin son, her father Johnnie Croft Sr., mothers Virgie Blitch Croft and Pearl Mikell Croft, and sister Anna Lou Baker. Mrs. Brinson is survived by sons John David Brinson of West Palm Beach and Michael S. Brinson of Dawsonville, Georgia; daughter Joan B. Allen of Lake City; brother Johnnie Croft Jr. of Olustee; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and other family members. The funeral service for Mrs. Brinson will be held 11 am Saturday, January 26 at the DeesParrish Family Funeral Home chapel in Lake City with Evan gelist James A. Croft officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Cemetery in Lake City. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday evening, January 25 from 6-8 pm.Linda Jo Burks, 60, of MacclennyLinda Jo Fields Burks, 60, of Macclenny died on January 11, 2013. She was born in Fort Jackson, South Carolina on October 23, 1952 to the late Lt. Col. Joseph A. Fields and Katherine Marie Whitaker Fields. She grew up mostly in Green Cove Springs, where she graduated from Clay High School in 1971. She received an associate of arts degree from Florida Junior College of Jacksonville in 1978, married Charles Landis Burks in 1973 and moved to Macclenny in 1981. Mrs. Burks was employed by the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services as a welfare worker for 11 years before retiring in 1993 for health reasons. She was preceded in death by her brother Barry Lynn Fields and foster brother Jack Wayne Draisey. Other than her loving husband of 39 years, she is sur vived by daughters, Amy Burks (Daniel Bell) of Macclenny and Holly (William) Dillard of Glen St. Mary; brother, James Wesley (June) Fields of Mesa, AZ; grandchildren Hunter Retcho, Alex Burks and Chloe Burks of Macclenny, and Elizabeth and Samantha Dillard of Glen St. Mary; many others who called her Mom. The funeral service for Mrs. Burks was held on Saturday, January 19 at noon at V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services chapel in Macclenny with Pastor Billy Worthington officiating. Interment followed at Macedonia Cemetery. Pallbearers were William Dillard, Daniel Bell, Shawn Stansbury, Kirk Miracle Jr., Robin Cooper and Craig Blackburn.Infant Luman funeral January 11Infant Jaxson Ray Luffman of Macclenny died on Friday, January 11, 2013. He will be forever loved and missed by his family. He is survived by parents Austin and Jiselle Luffman; sisters Savannah and Raeleigh Luffman; grandparents Randy and Dawn Luffman, all of Macclen ny; Chad and Jeanna Field and John and Jean Oman of Jackson ville; great-grandmothers Elaine Griffis of Macclenny and Betty Lou Luffman of North Carolina; great-grandfather Daniel Field of Jacksonville; great-great-grandmothers Martha Griffis of Baldwin and Jennie Oman of California; numerous aunts, uncles and other family members. The funeral service was held at 11 am on Tuesday, January 15 at Raiford Road Church in Macclenny with Pastor Eddie Griffis officiating. Interment followed at Woodlawn Cemetery in Macclenny. Forbes Funeral Home in Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.Frankie Pipkins, a NEFSH retireeFrankie Mae Cruce Pipkins, 62, of Glen St. Mary died on Thursday, January 17, 2013 after a lengthy illness. A longtime Baker County resident, Ms. Pipkins retired from Northeast Florida State Hospital, where she was a supervisor for over twenty years. She was an active mem ber of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Macclenny and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She is survived by sons Charles (Erica) Pipkins and Frank (Rena) Pipkins of Glen St. Mary, Daniel (Pia) Dugger of Boynton Beach, Matthew Lindsey of Baxter and Michael Donley of Fort Leavenworth, KS; daughters Chrystal Pipkins of Glen St. Mary, Michelle Crews and Megan Donley, both of Baxter; brothers Quincy (Dee) Cruce of Fleming Island, Marvin (Rosemary) Cruce of Georgia, Marcus (Cindy) Cruce of Tennessee, Frank (Beth) Cruce of Lake Butler and George (Lin da) Cruce of Starke; sisters Eula Mae Carlton, Gennell Starling and Gertrude (Duane) Griffis of Starke, Virginia (Tommy) Linzy, Lucinda Batten, and Berniece Duncan of Lawtey, Gertie Faye Noegel of Kingsley Lake and Cathern (Arnie Gene) Duncan of Woodville, FL; grandchildren Bruce, Josh and Brittney Clough, Treston and Allysa Pipkins, Em ily Straining, Devon Dugger and Brianna Crews; numerous nieces, nephews, adopted children and grandchildren. Mrs. Pipkins was preceded in death by parents Frank and Gertrude Cruce and her loving husband Alvin Eugene Pipkins. A memorial service was held at 2 pm on Tuesday, January 22 at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Macclenny with Rev. Keith Linzy and Pastor Michael Ramondetta officiating. Forbes Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.Betty Wallace, 79, of KnoxvilleBetty Jean Wallace, 79, of Knoxville, Tennessee and for merly of Macclenny, died at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville on January 13, 2013 after a brief battle with cancer. She was a Baptist and a beautiful, wonderful and loving mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by parents Thad and Daisy Reynolds of Macclenny. She is survived by her best friend of 59 years, Arthur Wallace of Knoxville; children Steve (Ann) Wallace of Columbus, Georgia, Mike (Mary) Wallace of Knoxville, Julie (Art) Gray of Nashville, Tennessee, Jennifer (Gregg) Wilkie of Paragould, Arkansas, Bobby (Michelle) Wallace and Shannon (Bob) Winkel, both of Knoxville; brother Terry (Shirlyn) Reynolds of Macclen ny; 19 grandchildren, 12 greatgrandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Betty was a wonderful friend to many at Echo Ridge Retirement Home where she resided the past 12 years. She touched the lives of all those who know her, and many others considered her their mother as well. Her home was always filled with neighborhood kids who left with a warm heart and a smile on their faces. A graveside service was held on Friday, January 18 at 10 am at Taylor Cemetery. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Service was in charge of local arrangements.Susie Mae West of Glen St. MarySusie Mae West, 85, of Glen St. Mary died on Monday, Janu ary 21, 2013 at Frank Wells Nursing Home in Macclenny. She was born in Bethlehem, Florida in 1927 and was the last living child of the late William Angus and Margaret Lou Nita Dees Lee. Mrs. West was raised in West Florida and lived in Baker County since 1964. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Macclenny and enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her first husband and father of her children, Wilson Bowlin, her second husband Grady West and son Dwayne Bowlin. Survivors include son Tommy Bowlin (Yvonne) of Jacksonville; daughters Gail McCray (Jerry) of Mayo, Patsy Yarborough of Glen St. Mary and Gena Davis (Ricky) of Macclenny; daughter-in-law Derida Kay Townsend of Cleveland, TN; 12 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; two greatgreat-grandchildren. The funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, January 23 at 2 pm in the chapel of Guerry Funeral Home in Macclenny with Rev. Josh Potts, pastor of the First Assembly of God in Macclenny, officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the service. Karen Alexander Tonnie Blakely Linda Burks Frankie PipkinsMonthly singThe Road to Calvary Church in Glen St. Mary will host its monthly gospel sing on Friday, January 25 starting at 7:30 pm.Happy Birthday to my beloved son Jason Lee HodgesAnother birthday is coming and I miss you just as much today as the day you left me so suddenly. I see your friends with their children, but you never got a chance to have any. I know in my heart God had a plan for you. I love and miss you. LOVE, MAMA In loving memory of Freddie ReynoldsA light from our family is gone. A voice we loved is stilled. A place is vacant in our home, saw him getting tired, a cure was not to be. He wrapped him in His loving arms and whispered Come with me. He suffered much in silence, his spirit did not bend. He faced his pain with courage until the very end. He tried so hard to stay with us God took him to His loving home and freed him from the pain. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone. For part of us went with you the day God welcomed you home. FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS, YOUR L OVING WIFE ANNEGRANDCHILDREN CANDACE, KRISTI, BRANDON AND KYLE Family gratefulThe family of James Russell Robertson deeply appreciates your kind expressions of sympathy in our time of great sorrow. We want to thank everybody for all the great food that family, friends, the Christian Fellowship Temple and the school food service ladies prepared for us. And thank you for all the cards, flow ers and prayers. A special thank you to Bro. David Thomas for his loving message, the Baker County sheriffs deputies and Todd Ferreira Funeral Home for their kindness and support. Thanks also to anyone we may have forgotten.Warm regards, The Robertson FamilyThanks so muchThe family of Art Simmons would like to say thank you so much for all the phone calls, visits, food, tables, chairs, the tent, flowers, and for all the thoughts and prayers. Your kindness and thoughtfulness are greatly appreciated. Thanks to Guerry Funeral Home and to Mr. Greg Combs for the words you spoke. Our loved one will be missed very much, but not forgotten. We thank everyone who has been with us.Yvonne Simmons and familyIn loving memory of our mother Evelyn Gris WoodsOur dearest, precious mother, you left six years ago. God looked down from Heaven, He saw you were tired and He needed another precious soul, so the angels took you to Heaven. All ten of your children miss and love you so much all four girls Gloria Bryant, Linda Brack, Ethel Thompson and Delane Koscinski; six sons, Charles Woods, Danny Prevatt, Rev. Mark Woods, Roger Woods, John Woods and Marvin Woods. Our hearts cry out daily. May you rest in His peace and loving arms. YOUR CHIL DREN,GRANDCHIL DREN, GREAT-GRAND CHIL DREN,NIECES, NEPHEWS AND EVERYONE WHO KNEW YOU. PHOTO COURTESY OF SHIRLEY PA DGETT 4-H agent speaks at Womans Club meetThe guest speaker at the January 17 meeting of the GFWC Womans Club of Macclenny was Shaina Bennett, who leads the UF-Baker County Extension Services 4-H program located at the Ag Center on US 90. The program is open to boys and girls ages 5-18 years and its more than just livestock. The main goal of 4-H is to develop life skills. Ms. Bennett organizes summer camps and other youth activities during the school year and shes interested in having volunteers from the community share their expertise and experience with club members. Contact Ms. Bennett at slbennett@ u.edu or 259-3520 for more infor mation. The Womans Club Night Networking event will be January 24 at 6 pm and detail the DISC Personality Program recognizing peoples personalities in order to enhance your interactions with others. RSVP to San Beckum at 5530117 or wcnetworking@comcast. net. The next regular club meeting is February 21 at 144 S. 5th St. ADVERTISING DEADLINE Monday at 5:00 pm ADVERTISING DEADLINE Monday at 5:00 pm COPIESBlack & white/Full colorT O M110 South Fifth St. Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm NO EXCEPTIONS! Check it out...bakercountypress.com We print obituaries with a picture free of charge.

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ursday, January 24, 2013 T B C P Page 11 Page 10 T B C P ursday, January 24, 2013 Its been an exciting week in sports. The Gators Will Muschamp was the latest marquee coach to visit Baker County. Muschamp stopped by the breakfast celebrating the middle schools sixth consecutive A grade. Muschamp shook hands, inspired the crowd and generally did the meet and greet. Hes the third high profile head coach to stop by Baker County in the last month. Alabama head coach Nick Saban and FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher stopped in earlier. coach Gus Bradley is an intense, high energy guy who helped lead the Seahawks to the NFC playoffs. They lost to the Baltimore Ravens in the divisional playoffs. Bradley brings passion and excitement to the game, to quote Jags owner Shah Khan, and that was evident in his first news conference. Though he underscored how far the team, which had its worst-ever record this season with a 2-14 finish, had to go to get back to the playoffs, he was upbeat about the prospects. The first step was getting the players to play up to their athletic potential. To do that his first hires were Miami Hurricane offensive coordinator Nick Frisch to the same position for the Jaguars. He also hired Bob Babich from the Chicago Bears as head of the de fense. set and there are some intriguing storylines. Its Harbaugh versus Harbaugh as John Harbaughs Baltimore Ravens meet brother Jim Harbaughs San Francisco 49ers in two weeks in New Orleans. It will be an exciting time in the Har baugh household and the first time in Super Bowl history that brothers have matched up against each other. Though many brothers have played in the Super Bowl, most notably the Mannings, Eli and Peyton; the Barbers, Tiki and Ronde; and the Sharpers, Darren and Jamie; none have played against one another. Archie Griffin, the only two-time Heisman Trophy winner and his brother Ray both played for the Bengals in Super Bowl XVI. Future Hall of Famer Ray Lewis will retire after this year so he will be playing in his last game.BOB GER ARD | SPORTS Its been a hectic week for BCMS baseball coach Matt Turner, who is organizing tryouts and practices for the middle schools first-ever baseball team. To his surprise he had over 55 potential players show up to try out of the team. Turner and his assistants had a lot of help as they evaluated the talented youngsters. Fred Matricardi and his staff from BCHS were on hand to see who had the ability to play on the scholastic level. It worked out great, said Turner. There were a lot of talented kids that showed up, and picking from those to only keep 18 was definitely one of the hardest things I have had to do, but I feel like we picked a great team for the first ever Bobcats baseball team. The Bobcats have 12 games on their schedule, including a tournament in Camden County, GA. The team will hold afternoon practices as it readies for the season start in mid-February. My goals for this team are naturally to win a district cham pionship, but beyond that, I hope to prepare these guys to play high school baseball and make that transition from middle school to high school as smooth as possible, Turner said. Team members are Will Rho den, Chaise Taylor, Will Livingston, William Crews, Corey Adams, Caleb Crews, Jordan Van Vactor, Zac Gregory, Dominique Crews, Clayt Smith, Cameron Jones, Christian Watkins, Preston Sutton, Ridge Stewert, Jarren Hodges, Colby Kennedy, Caleb Scott and Jacob Angelo. 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. Nice wooden swing set. Includes slide, 3 swings, play fort with picnic table. Old Nursery Plantation. You move. $175. 904-708-7439. 1/24p EZ-GO TXT golf cart. Lifted, chrome wheels, extended roof, new batteries. $3400. 259-4335 or 904-568-1028. 1/24p Beautiful large oak entertainment center. Three pieces, ve sections, glass shelves, lighted, holds up to 42" television. Asking $1200. 904-477-5638. 1/24p 35' Gooseneck camper. Large sliding glass doors. Needs some work on inside, nice looking outside. $1800 OBO. 904-253-0830. 1/24c Yessir the Franklin Mercantile is open for your business beginning Saturday, January 26. Fridays and Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 259-6040. 1/24tfc Cub Cadet like new riding mower. 21HP Kohler engine, 46-inch cut, auto transmission, 216 hours. $900 OBO. Call Terry, 904591-2916. 1/24c 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 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 LEATHER LIVING ROOM SET, in original plastic, never used, originally $3,000, sacrice $975; cherry bedroom set, solid wood, new in factory boxes. $895. Can deliver. Bill 813-298-0221. 1/24p MISCELLANEOUS We install 6 seamless gutters. Pressure washing. 259-7335. 8/11tfc Alcoholics anonymous meetings Monday and Friday at 8 pm. Call Wanda 904-9947750. 209 Macclenny Ave. 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 ADOPT: Childless teacher (33) and devoted husband (37) wish to adopt; promise unconditional love, opportunities. Expenses paid. Kristie/Gabe. Attorney Adam Sklar, Bar#0150789. 1-888-387-9290 TOLL FREE. 1/24p MEDICAL BILLING TRAINEES NEEDED. Train to become a Medical Ofce Assis tant. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED. Online training gets you job ready ASAP. HS diploma/GED & PC/Internet needed. (888)3747294 1/24p YOUR UGLY NAIL FUNGUS (and Cracking Heels) CAN BE GONE! Nail Fungus Soak $16.95 Guaranteed. Thousands of Satised Customers. www.LongCreekHerbs. com (417) 779-5450 1/24p ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. Medical, Business, Criminal Justice, Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Com puter available. Financial Aid if qualied. SCHEV authorized. Call 800-443-5186 www.CenturaOnline.com 1/24p MEDICAL CAREERS begin here Train ONLINE for Allied Health and Medical Management. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if quali ed. SCHEV authorized. Call 888-2033179 www.CenturaOnline.com. 1/24p NURSING CAREERS begin here Train in months, not years. Financial aid if qualied. Housing available. Job Placement assistance. Call Centura Institute Orlando (877) 206-6559. 1/24p AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualied Housing available CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-314-3769. 1/24p AIRLINE CAREERS Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved training. Financial aid if qualied Housing available. Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-3143769. 1/24p Can You Dig It? Heavy Equipment School. 3wk Training Program. Backhoes, Bulldoz ers, Excavators. Local Job Placement Asst. VA Benets Approved. 2 National Certications. 866-362-6497. 1/24p 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 A UTOMOBILES 2004 Toyota Sienna. 128,000 miles; one owner. $8000. 904-710-5246. 1/17-24p 1998 Ford Windstar. Good body, leather interior, clean, 147,000 miles; blown headgasket. $1500. 259-3618 or 904654-8440. 1/24p 1995 Black Camaro. Runs good; heat and air conditioning. $1500. 904-586-5791. 1/24p 2007 18' Suncruiser pontoon boat. Accepting bids through February 1. Contact Beth at Country Federal Credit Union. 904653-4453. 1/24-31c ANIMALS Dogs: all types from puppies to adults. Animal Control, $65 adoption fees will apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc 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: Class A Flatbed home every weekend! Pay 37/mi, both ways, FULL BENEFITS, Requires 1 year OTR Flatbed experience. 800-572-5489 x227, SunBelt Transport, Jacksonville, FL. 1/24p Tired of living paycheck to paycheck? Theres great earning potential as a Professional Truck Driver. The average Professional Truck Driver earns over $700/wk. 16-Day CDL Training @ NFCC/Roadmaster. Approved for Veterans Training. Call today. (866)467-0060 DOL/BLS 2012. 1/24p Drivers: HIRING EXPERIENCED/INEXPERIENCED TANKER DRIVERS! Earn up to $.51 per Mile! New Fleet Volvo Tractors! 1 Year OTR Exp. Req. Tanker Training Available. Call Today: 877-882-6537 www.OakleyTransport.com. 1/24p Driver: Daily or Weekly Pay. $0.01 increase per mile after 6 months and 12 months. $0.03 Quarterly Bonus. 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Experience and drivers license and drug test required. 866-959-7663. 1/24tfc 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 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 20 ACRES FREE. Own 60 acres for 40 acre price/payment. $0 Down, $168/mo. Money Back Guarantee, NO CREDIT CHECKS. Beautiful Views, West Texas. 1-800-8437537 www.sunsetranches.com 1/24p 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/1 BA house in Sanderson; CH/A. $550/month, plus deposit. 2 BR, 2 BA mobile home in Macclenny, $500/month plus deposit. 904-234-4637. 1/24p 2 BR, 1 BA house. CH/A, living room, dining room, kitchen with appliances, front/back porch. $700/month plus $800 deposit. 259-6966. 1/24c 2 BR, 1 BA mobile home in Glen; service animals only. $600/month plus $500 deposit. Call 904-588-2589. 1/17-24p 2 BR, 1 BA house in city. Newly remodeled. $750/month plus $500 deposit. John 904838-7790. 1/24p 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. 1/24p 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. $1195/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. $750/month plus $600 deposit. 3 large BR, 2 BA double wide, very clean. $800/month plus $600 deposit. Service animals only. References required. 259-2121. 12/6tfc 3 BR, 1 BA house. CH/A, new appliances, washer/dryer hook-up; quiet neighbor hood. $700/month. 259-4900. 1/24p 3 BR, 2 BA double wide; clean and convenient. $850/month plus $850 deposit. 904-813-3091. 1/24tfc 1 BR, 1 BA apartment available now. $550/month plus $500 deposit; 2 BR, 1 BA available February 1; $600/month plus $500 deposit. Quiet established neighbor hood. Call 259-8444 for details. Service animals only. 1/24c 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. 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AGES 4-16Saturday, 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/ Whos ready for Kindergarten?Do you have a child who will be enrolling in Kindergarten for the 2013/2014 school year?The Baker County School system will be offering freeKindergarten Readiness WorkshopsLet us help make the transition into kindergarten exciting! The following workshops will be offered:January 29 Introduction to school personnel, The Kissing Hand and craft February 26 Ride the school bus!!! & Hello School Bus book March 28 Book Fair, participate in resource rotation, Cliffords First School Day book April 19 Nurse and Guidance CounselorThe Carrot Seed and planting activity.All workshops will be held 6 7 pm at the Baker County Pre-K/ Kindergarten Center and taught by 4 kindergarten teachers. Your child will receive school supplies and four books.Please call 259-0405 to register your child before each workshop.We encourage you to attend all four sessions! SAVE THE DATE: March 11-14Kindergarten Registration for the 2013-2014 school year Must be a new customer to one of the service o erings. Contract required. Limited time only. NEFCOM Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited 5 Calling Features Voicemail259-2261130 North 4th Street, Macclennywww.nefcom.net Fast. Reliable. A ordable. FREEINSTALLATION* $6999monthplus tax & feesNEFCOM eXtremePerformance 3 Mbps Download FREE FREEActual speeds may vary. May not be available in all areas. Happy Birthday, Elaine!From, Ardris, Trease, Latrese, Delano, Marquis, Daytrell, & Jayceon Lordy, Lordy Look Whos 40!JenniWe love you!Gerald, Kanon, & Mom Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay My, oh my, Wishing Pat Fish a Happy Birthday!! Love, Family & Friends SCHOOL A CTIVITIESJanuary 24 BCMS: Boys Basketball Champinoship East Host. Westide Elementary: Good Morning Show Club, 8am. After Shool Reading Club, 3:15pm. January 25 District-Wide: Report Cards. BCHS: Boys Basketball vs. Terry Parker @ home, 6pm; Girls Basketball @ Bradford, 6pm. WES: PBS Club, 8am. January 26 BCHS: Football Banquet in auditorium. January 28 BCHS: Girls Basketball District Tournament @ B.K., 6pm. MES: AR/Book Bingo, 3:30pm. January 29 BCHS: Boys Basketball @ Oakleaf, 6pm. WES: After School Reading Club, 3:15pm; Just say No Club, 8am. PK/Kindergarten Ctr.: Limo ride for cookie dough sales. January 30 WES: Merrie Melodies Club, 8am. January 31 BCHS: Softball Classic @ Trin ity; Boys Basketball vs. Trinity @ home, 6pm. WES: Good Morning Show Club, 8am; After School Reading Club, 3:15pm. PK/Kin dergarten Ctr.: Kindergarten Rocks Program, 6pm. JOEL ADDINGTON N EWS EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comIt will probably need a lot of help to grow up big and tall like its cousin a few feet away, but with the help of Macclenny Elementary School students and teachers the river birch tree planted in honor of Floridas Arbor Day on January 17 may sur vive. Testing has shown the soil at MES lacks the nutrients need ed for healthy tree growth, said teacher Janet Sabaka, whose class joined others that day to plant four trees donated by the Florida Forest Service. For some time, students at MES have been planting raisedbed gardens for vegetables and herbs with volunteer gardener Helene Guest of Lawtey, a retired Macclenny bank manager. The soil is so hard that roots cannot spread as they need to, said Ms. Sabaka. I believe the reason the one [birch] tree has flourished is that I gave it so much water that it loosened up the soil. I kept a hose on it all day long for several weeks, and sometimes left a drip over the weekend. And I only did that be cause of what we learned from the garden. Last week her students joined those in Kim Rambos class to as sist County Forester Andy Lam born in planting a new birch tree next to an older one, now eight years old. It was about the same size as this one, he told the children. So if we take care of our tree and water it and love it, it just might grow into a nice big tree like that one. Floridas Arbor Day is the third Friday in January due to the states shorter, milder winters, while National Arbor Day doesnt arrive until the last Friday in April. The best time to plant trees is during the winter when theyre dormant, or not growing. Planting well ahead of the spring season gives tree roots plenty of time to take hold before temperatures and sun light spark new growth, Mr. Lamborn told the children. After digging a hole and placing the young birch tree inside, the students helped bury the roots, poured lots of water at the trees base and added mulch to retain the moisture. Mr. Lamborn, Ag Center hor ticulture agent and his wife Alicia Lamborn and Florida Forest Service Ranger Justin Combs planted four trees one after another as various classes cycled through the exercise. Three river birches and one pond cypress from ACE Hardware were planted last week. Other North Florida tree planting options include weepor sand live oak for small spaces; and red maple or sycamore for large areas, according to the Nursery in Yulee. A full list of trees native to North Florida can be found on EP/EP00700.pdf. PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON Forester Andy Lamborn during a tree planting at MES for Florida Arbor Day. Gerard ~ SummersPlanting for Arbor Day The Hilliard Flashes lived up to their name by picking up the pace at the end of Mondays girls basketball game at Bak er High, which turned a close game into a 65-50 runaway. The loss left a sour taste in the mouths of Lady Wildcats fans who came to celebrate senior night with a win. Hilliard had other ideas, shooting the ball well from the outside. BCHS answered but the Flashes slowly pulled ahead and led 13-11 at the end of the first period. Through the first half this was anybodys game. Hilliard was building leads and the Cats battled back behind Delicia Washington and Shaniece Paige. The Flashes kept the Cats at arms length and led by 5 points at the half. The visitors began to build on the 29-24 lead as the third period progressed and were up by 10 points at the end of the quarter. Coach Chris Chisholms girls were working hard in their last home game but they were unable to chip away at the Flashes lead. The Cats travel to Bishop Kenny on January 28 for the first round of the district tournament. PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON Seniors (l-r) Shanice Paige, Rachel Oyinloye, Joshalyn Brown, Cierra Martino and Candace Clack. PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON Delicia Washington looks to pass.Hilliard spoils Cat Senior NightBOB GER ARD | SPORTS Its either feast or famine for the Wildcats. They typically either win or lose by big margins. All three of the Wildcat losses have been by double figures and last Fridays game against Bishop Kenny was no exception. Coach Charles Ruises Cats (14-3) knew a trip to Kenny would be a challenge and it was as the Crusaders romped to a 6338 win. Four Crusaders were in double figures on the night, as opposed to just one for the Cats. Wildcat guard Charles Ruise Jr. continued to shoot the ball well and led all scorers with 21 points. But the next highest total was Johnny Lambs 6 points and the lack of offense was in part due to the very stingy defense of the Crusaders. The game was over almost before it got started. Kenny came out red hot and exploded to a 21-2 first period lead. After that the Wildcats played even with their hosts, but could not make up any of that initial distance because they were unable to score except from the perimeter. Kenny pushed the ball inside to Brennan Sullivan and Blake Harris or stepped out and shot from the outside using guard Brian Dawkins. Early on, everything was working for the Crusaders. After the initial run the game slowed to a crawl in the second period. BCHS made up a little distance on the Crusaders but trailed 25-9 at the halftime break. Kenny picked up the pace again and duplicated its first period effort with another 21-point spurt. But this time the Wildcats kept up with them, scoring 17 points of their own. Kenny continued to pad the lead throughout the second half as BCHS couldnt get a run going of their own to trim the lead. The Cats will host Terry Parker in a key district match-up on Thursday, January 24 in the BCHS gym. Kenny ousts Cats 63-38 PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON Charles Ruise shoots over Kenny defender.Go to a BCHS wrestling match and youll find athleticism, intensity and hard working wrestlers. But among those usual sights you might also come across something surprising. Three of them actually. The high school fields a trio of female wrestlers as part of the team. Catherine Davis, Jenna Reeves and Sydney Williams take the mat and wrestle male and fe male competition. Wrestling is one of the few sports that went coed on the high school level. The reason is quite simple; it is played out in spe cific weight classifications so it doesnt really matter whether the competitor is male or female. Coach Adam Brunner, in his first year, enjoys coaching his lady wrestlers and has not altered his style at all because of their gender. Having females on the team doesnt change the way I coach at all, said Brunner. Our team gets the same instruction and we dont coach to fit the genders needs. Wrestling is a physical sport and theres no way we could ask wrestlers from an opposing team to lay off because they are wrestling a female. The objective of this sport is to win matches, and if we didnt ask each wrestler to give a 100 percent then we would be butchering the sport. The girls have worked very hard and as the season has progressed they found themselves paired up against girls from Yulee, Terry Parker and Duval Charter. Brunner noticed that girls command a lot of attention. They have fared well in their matches and Brunner was par ticularly impressed when Reeves pinned a male wrestler from West Nassau in the first round of the Army Duals. As the referee slapped his hand to the mat, I looked around the gym to see the expressions of the spectators, said Brunner. Their eyes were wide open. Other wrestlers were whispering to their teammates, and there seemed to be a lot of shock in the crowd. To us, its just another match we won, but to others it was a huge surprise. Brunner likes the diversity it gives the team, and after the boys got used to the trio, the girls be came simply fellow wrestlers. Our more experienced wrestlers always give assistance to make not just our females better, but our entire team, said the coach. We ask our guys to give best efforts everyday, and we ask the same of our girls. Its been a privilege to coach them, he said. These girls could be role models to any young women wanting to get involved in any type of extracurricular activities, especially in a male-dominated sport. PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON Wildcats wrestlers (l-r) Catherine Davis, Jenna Reeves and Sydney Williams.Bob Gerard and Kelley Nor man of Macclenny are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of daughter Sara Elisabeth to Aaron A. Summers, the son of Ron and Barbara Summers of Atlantic Beach, Florida. Sara Beth is a 2004 graduate of Baker County High School, attended Florida State University and graduated from the University of North Florida. She is an English teacher at Baker County High School and assistant director of the BCHS drama program. Aaron is a 2005 graduate of Fletcher High School. He attended Flagler College and graduated from the University of North Florida. He taught science and coaching the BCHS girls basketball team the past two years, and is currently attending UNF pur suing an engineering degree. The couple will marry on April 27 at Miltondale in Macclenny.Soball tryoutsTryouts for the 18 and under girls softball travel team will be held on February 2 and 9 at the softball field in north Macclenny. Starting time on both dates is 4 pm. For more details, call Lee Hauge at 904-669-9063. SHARE YOUR JOY & RECORD YOUR FAMILY HISTORY !Submit births, weddings & 50th+ anniversaries via email to editor@bakercountypress.com or at 104 S. 5th St., Macclenny4 week deadline on all submissions.

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