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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: 01-31-2013
Frequency: weekly
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Macclenny (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Baker County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
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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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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: aleph - 000579533
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System ID: UF00024160:00435

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COVERING BAKER COUNTY SIN CE 1929The countys most professional and extensive source for news, classied, display and real estate listings bakercountypress.comVisit our website and vote each week in our online poll. ONLINE POLL RESULTSWhat should be the top goal for local government this year?27% Balance budgets 14% Increase school security 16% Improve public services 3 5% Spur growth, development & jobs 8% Expand recreation and clean-up the environment Felon nets six years for shooting in south MacclennySee Page 5 Dance features pie in eye See page 12Rowdy win over Forrest See page 13 Tony Barber PHOTO BY BRAD WEEKS Some of the 179 marijuana plants seized from a Macclenny home last week by the sheris oce.Second story pot farm PHOTOS BY JOEL ADDINGTON Above: the bleachers at the baseball elds; below: other seating in disrepair nearby. MIKE ANDERSON PR ESS ST AFF With baseball season just around the corner the countys Little League facilities in Macclenny soon may get a muchneeded facelift, including new fencing, bleacher repairs and better rest rooms. The rundown condition at the complex stirred consider able discussion at the Baker County Commission meeting on riorated bleachers and embarrassingly subpar bathrooms call for immediate attention. Commissioner Adam Giddens said he and County Manto the board meeting to get a close-up look at some of the de condition of the bleachers. The bleachers were far worse, Mr. Giddens said. Some of the boards were rotting and there were no backrests. Some bodys going to bust their butt. S ee page 4 The sheriffs department is looking into a claim by a minor female that she was stalked by a male subject while walking home on Ridge Estates Dr. the afternoon of January 22, and that the suspect threw an oil filter that struck her in the head. The girl, 10, said she first spotted the suspect, who she described as either black or slowly in a silver van while she walked toward home after getting off a school bus. When she got to her yard, she said the suspect got out of the vehicle and walked toward her. She then ran to her house and shortly after looked outside and the van was gone. The location is off Reid Stafford Rd. south of Interstate 10 between Smoky Rd. and CR 229. Later the girl told Deputy Michael Clark she rode her bike to a friends on Stafford because she was scared, then headed back because the friend was not there. Again, the van approached her as she rode north, and moved over to get close to her. She then steered the bike into a ditch and ran after tossing a stick in the direction of the van. The man tossed the filter at her as she ran to another residence on Ridge Estates and called police. The deputy and other officers returned to the scene and recovered the used oil filter, along with the bicycle and backpack the girl left there. Deputy Clark noted the girl had bruising on her head, and she was treated at the scene by a rescue team. She further described the suspect as medium build with light facial hair wearing a green hat with a clenched fist icon. shirt and blue jeans tucked into tall black boots. An alert turned up no vehicles or suspects matching that description. In other reports, a criminal complaint for battery was filed January 27 naming Allen Yonn, 33, for allegedly dragging Stahis parked pickup and throwing her to the ground. Both are from Macclenny.Stalked, accosted by man on Glen road USPS cuts seen at oce in SandersonS ee page 4JOEL ADDINGT ON N EWS EDIT OR reporter@bakercountypress.comWindow transactions at the en 27 percent in recent years and United States Postal Sercations hours of operation. The reduction is minor only a half-hour less per day but a survey distributed to residents of the 32087 zip code caused many to fear the worst. During a meeting called to gather public reactions to the proposed change the afternoon of January 28, the discussion soon shifted to the postal ser whether at some point in the future the Sanderson location would be sacrificed to save money. You just went up on the stamps. Wheres that money going? asked one customer. Why does the USPS sponsor athletes in the Olympics, asked James Croft of Olustee, a county commissioner. Both he and Commissioner Jimmy Anderson attended the meeting. Its a fair question, responded Keith Pierle, a USPS operations manager for Area 2 covering Jacksonville west to Live Oak, and central Florida north into Georgia. But were not different than any other business. To grow our business and our revenue, we do advertising, he said. Addressing more than a dozen residents at the post of 229, Mr. Pierle detailed the results of the community survey mailed recently to 1517 customers in Sanderson regarding potential cost-cutting measures. Only 220 of the surveys were completed and returned. They showed nearly three quarters of the respondents 159 or 72 percent preferred rather than other options on the survey, including conver ness like a convenience store. Another option listed one that likely stoked residents concerns about losing their That happened at the end of 2011 when the small Olustee was eliminated and consolidated with the Sanderson branch. A draft plan proposed this week calls for pushing the opening weekday time in Sanderson from 8:30 am to 9 am and shifting the start time for the 1.5-hour lunch break from S ee page 5 The sudden arrival of a critically ill Georroom the evening of January 24 led local deputies to a central Macclenny residence that housed a second-floor hydrophobic marijuana farm and yielded the largest seizure of pot in recent years. The occupant of the house on Morris St. directly behind the Macclenny fire station, Tony Barber, 49, is in jail charged with producing and possessing marijuana, both second degree felonies. The charge is more se rious because of the proximity to the First United Methodist Church a block west. The acquaintance he brought to the hosdied two days later at St. Vincents Medical Center of severe intoxication and poly-drug abuse, according to an attending physician. Mr. Barber told sheriffs investigators that Mr. Crews, who he had earlier picked up in Folkston, GA and brought back to Macclenny, collapsed outside the residence and was unresponsive when taken by car to in respiratory failure when admitted to the emergency room and was later transported by helicopter to the Jacksonville hospital. When deputies later brought Mr. Barber back to the address to learn more details about Mr. Crews collapse, Investigator Matt Yarborough said he acted extremely allowed the officers in, and the investigator clearly heard what he believed to be large fans operating on the second floor. The odor of marijuana was extremely strong as he and others mounted the stairs and the temperature rose. The upstairs bedrooms contained 179 plants in various growing stages and sophisticated lighting, irri gating and ventilation systems. The inventory of seized equipment in cluded water pumps, circulating filter units, S ee page 4

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LETTERS T O THE EDIT OR Letters are welcome, but must contain the signature of the writer, a telephone number and city of residence. Letters must reect opinions and statements on issues of current interest to the general public. The newspaper reserves the right to reject any material which in the newspapers judgement does not meet standards of publication. C ONT AC T US By phone at 904.259.2400 or by fax at 904.259.6502. You can stop by our oce located at 104 S. Fifth Street, Mac clenny, FL or mail your submission to PO Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063. We are available online at www.bakercountypress.comCOMMEN TT B C PPage3J A NU AR Y 31, 2013 Page 2 T B C P ursday, January 31, 2013 homicides in the United States since 1982, the vast majority of them involving guns, and an ever greater majority with guns that would not be banned by anything proposed by Congress. During the same perishootings in the country with a toll of 543 (we have to assume So theres a perspective on the scope of the real problem facing us as a nation. We look at ourselves in a collective mirror and have to admit that we have a problem, a massive one. I simply dont see anything proposed in the wake of New town that will address it. Take Jacksonville, real close to home. Killings on the northside and, now more frequently, on the westside. Some knives, but mostly guns are the homicide method of choice. The law abiding people in these neighborhoods march in front of TV cameras and talk about curbing the violence. What nobody, and I mean nobody, wants to talk about is that the majority of these killings are the direct result of the breakup of the family unit. Parents are largely absent from the lives of their children; kids roam the streets unsupervised from a young age; their only role models are the graduate-level thugs. So I ask myself. What will more gun laws do to curb this scourge? And how ironic is it that the loudest mouths in this government that did more than any of us to create this culture of death. So is the NRA too powerful? Do we need better background checks for legal gun ownership? Better screening of the mentally unbalanced? Perhaps. But forgive me for thinking its all a band-aid over a chain saw wound. All sound and fury with little substance. Look at the publics reaction since Newtown buying guns and ammo at a record pace. I feel Im not alone. Some thoughts on the cur rent debate over stricter gun control. First, dont ever underesti mate the proclivity of government to overreact to crises, particularly those on the national stage like the Newtown, CT school massacre in December. National tragedies are often a signal for uninspired and stale elected representatives and bureaucrats to act as if the public demanded it. A cynic might even suggest that bodies like the US Congress are apt to fall into this trap to give the impression they are doing some thing. Something, as opposed to nothing about the real crises that face this republic in 2013. You know, things like the national debt, spending money we dont have on programs that, well, prove over the years to be little more than doing something. As pointed out last week in ris in The Week magazine, 55 million children went to school the day 20 of them were killed at Newtown. Not to diminish the value of those dear souls and the adults who perished, but the hor rendous circumstances of the shootings and resulting media attention slotted the actual danger to the rest of Americas school children on a perch far above what it merits. For my money, lets spend the estimated $10 billion annually to put trained, armed per sonnel in the schools instead of what would surely be the outlay to enforce a whole new set of gun control laws that wont be enforced. Just like many of the laws on the books now are not enforced. Call this column random jottings of a troubled mind things Ive always wondered about or that just struck me as odd. Theres no real rhyme or reason to them, they just are what they are. der what babies are thinking? I do. I cant figure it out. Babies think they must. But how? They have no language. I think in English, but if I had no language at all what would I think in? Pictures? Some sort of default language that children know in the womb and then lose as they get older? They respond to stimuli if they are hungry or wet or sick they cry to get their mommas attention. But there must be more to it than that. Im not saying they are ready to use the E-Trade app on their dads cell phone to buy and sell stocks, but something is going on. Ive even asked little kids, Do you remember when you were a baby? None of them ever did. Thats kind of sad in a way. Id like to know what they were thinking about as they were getting ready to be born. roller coaster time. Move toward the light. Move toward I want to go back. Who are go back!! WAAAAAAAAAA!! My earliest memory was from 3 or 4 years old. I was walking around in the bathroom of our apartment in Tonawanda, New York and hit my head on the sink. Ouch. I looked at the sink and smiled because it occurred to me that a week earlier I could walk under it without hitting my head. So I must be growing. For some reason that stuck with me. used to bother me as a kid. I always wondered what would happen to me if I pulled the tag off the mattress. I hated taking a nap, as opposed to now when I wish I could take a nap. I rarely ever slept. I just rolled around for an hour and invariably Id hang off the bed and there would be that tag warning me Id better not remove it under penalty of law. I was always sorely tempted to tear off that tag. When you are 8 years old there are lots of temptations sneaking a hot cookie fresh out of the oven, eating a piece of the Thanks giving turkey before it reaches the dining room table, stick ing your finger in your sisters birthday cake, pulling the dogs tail. But nothing is more tempting than that tag. I never did it, of course. Too risky. It was the first step in a life of crime. In my 8-year-old head I pictured screaming sirens, helicopters landing in the front lawn and being dragged away to the kid version of Guanta namo. Some grizzled 10 year old would stare at me from his beady black eyes. What ya in for, kid? Tearing the tag off the mattress. here. What are you in for? Id sheepishly ask. Not eatin my broccoli. There are starving kids in China who kill for my broccoli. Yeah, Ive heard about that. Chinese kids must really like broccoli. the same line of thought. Im standing in the break room at work talking with friends about the AFC championship game. Were talking about the upcoming Super Bowl matchup between John more Ravens, and his brother the San Francisco 49ers. Its the first time brothers have been matched up as coaches. The guy next to me says, Did you hear what the commentator Joe Buck was saywere watching the game alone in their house. That way nobody else could see their pain if their sons lost. Seconds later the door is kicked in and black clad policemen with badges and NFL logos on their sleeves grab him and throw him up against a table. did I do. You know the rules, a grizzled sergeant with black eyes says as he slaps the cuffs on and reads: The use of pictures and descriptions of this game is prohibited without the express permission of the National Football League. Take him away boys. And let that be a lesson for the rest of you. The adult version of the tag on the mattress. MY SIDE OF THE MATTERROBERT GERARD Facebook fansWhat you had to say ... IMPRESS I ONSJim McG auley LETTER T O THE EDIT OR With immigration reforms looking more and more likely to become a reality, we asked our Facebook peeps for their thoughts on the issue. Heres a look at what our friends online had to say: Robert Thompson: Maybe Ill go out and commit a crime and see if theyre willing to give me a pass too since they are in such a forgiving mood. Jason Randall: Youd be amazed at how dicult it is to get a green card with even a misdemeanor on your record. Its also wildly expensive. If you dont have $10,000 or so, youre not becoming legal. Theresa Rhoden: No other country would consider amnesty ... We are 16 trillion + in debt and counting. More people, more entitlements Both sides are pandering for votes. Clayton Yarbrough: This will allow all of those they give the free ride to access to an already broken system. T Danny Norton: Just think about the money that we could save, if we would just secure our borders. In the long run it would save us money in entitlements and dont forget healthcare and our prison system. Hannah Going Woodru: I honestly dont think many of them will want to be citizens. As far as I know, the people who are here are very thankful to be here, but they still love their homes even if theyre not very safe or easy to live in. I dont be lieve they mean any disrespect, but imagine if your home was no longer a safe place to live for your family and you had to move to a dierent country. Would you still want to be con sidered an American? Of course. Its the same with them. Also, I do not know many who even take advan tage of food stamps or healthcare. From what Ive seen they dont look for handouts. I worked at a grocery store for a year and a half and I very rarely ever saw a Hispanic person pay with food stamps. I dont think its as big of a problem as its made out to be. Theyre not here to use us, any one can be violent or have a record, no matter the race, and they are people looking for a better life. Who wouldnt want that? Richard Clark: They want to give citizenship to people who have already broken the laws of our land. Shows the respect they have for our country. Whats next, granting amnesty to all the other criminals? Offer ends 3/31/13, and is limited to new residential customers. XFINITY service not available in all areas. Requires subscription to Economy Plus Internet service. After promotional period, or if any service is cancelled or downgraded, regular rates apply. Comcasts current monthly service charge for Economy Plus Internet is $39.95, or $29.95 with subscription to XFINITY TV and/or XFINITY Voice, depending on area. Not all services available with all XFINITY packages. Service limited to a single outlet. Equipment, installation, taxes, and franchise fees extra. May not be combined with other offers. 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The church I serve as pastor was recently broken into and robbed, and there was also some water damage as a result of the robbery. The broken waing inside the church because it happened over the holidays when no one was there. Thanks to all the people that came to our aid when we needed it, including the young men at the Family Dollar Store in Macclenny who loaned us the time to help dry up all the water in our church. Thanks also to the Baker County sheriffs department for their professional response. We live in a county where love and compassion still move people to go out of their way to help one another. Eddy Sanders MacclennyGoodness comes out of the bad Share your thoughts about current topics that our readers would be interested in.Write a letter. Sign it. Email it.editor@bakercountypress.com

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ursday, January 31, 2013 T B C P Page 5 Page 4 T B C P ursday, January 31, 2013A county deputy says foot and tire marks found at the scene of two west county burglaries may be similar, and thus the same person may be responsible. Both occurred between the evening morning. Deputy Chad Montean said he first noted the similar boot tracks when investigating break-ins at two utility sheds on the property Rd. west of Sanderson. The owner said she awakened about 2 am and saw a vehicle on the road in front of the residence. Later she discovered that one of the sheds had been forcibly entered. The other was unlocked. The inventory of stolen property included a pressure washer, power saw, drill and fishing tackle with a combined value of $700. Later, Deputy Montean found similar evidence off Cow Pen Rd. on the property of Keith Johnson, where a fuel tank was removed from a boat and fishing a possible suspect whose pickup truck was spotted in the area and had a matching tire tread pattern. In other property crimes, a building at the Macclenny mainforcibly entered over the MLK holiday weekend and two backpack blowers and a pole power saw taken. The equipment was valued at $1370. Deputy Jacob Satterwhite said it appeared a city truck had been moved from its parking spot and a hand-held blower stolen during the same period. The perimeter fence was locked and the keys were in the vehicle. ny reported property stolen on a vacant tract near Gredford Williams Rd. west of Glen between January 11-24. the missing property included a utility trailer with a boom, truck tires and rims, trailer siding and loss value at $2900 and named a possible suspect. erty taken from a storage unit on US 90 in east Macclenny on January 23 or 24. The stolen items include a washer and dryer, lawn mower, weeder and cooler. Deputy John an adjacent storage unit. A 14-year-old female student at Baker County Middle School was arrested on January 24 in possession of a pill that turned out to be a strong antibiotic and a controlled substance. A teacher alerted campus deputy Allen Markley after she found a note passed by the girl offering to sell the pill, and later saw the pill drop out of the girls jacket. The deputy said the student had in her possession another pill not considered illegal without a prescription. The charge of possession with intent to sell is a felony, and the student was released to her grandmother. She told Deputy Markley she believed the pills were pain medication and signed a statement that she planned to sell them. In another incident at the same school the day before, two female students were named in complaints for fighting, and one of them for battery on a teacher. Teacher Jennifer Richardson, 31, of Macclenny told Deputy Markley one of the students, 14, struck the other, 13, on the head with a book about 8:45 am, and when she pulled the older girl into the hallway to separate them she was shoved away. The younger girl then entered the hallway and they resumed fighting until several teachers separated them. A Macclenny man drew a six-year prison term in circuit court on January 22 after pleading no contest to multiple charges stemming from shooting at an occupied house in a south city neighborhood in March, 2011. county jail since his arrest and gets credit for that time off the state sen ten related counts, the most serious of which were attempted shooting into an occupied building, aggravated assault with intent to commit a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Mr. Marshall fired several rounds from a .22 caliber rifle into a Grissholm St. residence occupied at the time by a couple, and then turned the gun on another female and threatby relatives of a man he had slapped. Judge Phyllis Rosier, who recently left the criminal bench here, retained jurisdiction in the case and levied lesser terms or time served for remaining counts of battery, discharging a firearm in public and firing a gun while days. gravated assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest. In other sentencings during that court sesone day in prison after pleading no contest to tampering with physical evidence. The state dropped a count of marijuana possession and Judge Moseley allowed the 173 days he was in county jail as the penalty for possession of paraphernalia. FL, was arrested last June after he was stopped for speeding on Inter state 10 and tried to eat the marijua na he had in the vehicle. The judge ordered the sentence to be concurrent with other, unspecified, ones. St. Mary will be on probation two years after pleading no contest to bilking the state out of $5210 in unemployment compensation during a five-month period in 2011. Court records show he collected the money while employed by a Jacksonville construction company, where he earned $8778 during the same period. Judge Moseley ordered him to repay the amount and withheld adjudication of guilt. in the case of G.W. Jefferson, who pleaded no contest to drunk driving resulting in serious bodily injury. months, he must attend DUI school and pay a $500 fine in addition to doing 50 hours of community service. was terminated and she agreed to a 10-month jail sentence for obtaining prescription drugs by fraud. The sentence imposed on her last month included in-patient drug treatment, but Ms. Carter, 31 and from Jacksonville, was unable to secure a slot at a treatment center. She gets credit for 91 days in county jail. lating probation in 2011 for domestic battery and violating a protective order, and will serve 180 days in county jail, less 49 days credit. bation in 2010 cases for lewd battery and obin jail and gets credit for 34 days. Arrest warrants were issued for two defendants who failed to appear in court that day: Chelsea Bollinger for issuing a worthless check and Teresa Stokes for child neglect and grand theft.CIRCUIT COURT Frederick Marshall Jr. 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. 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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. For further information feel free to contact Advanced Disposal Monday thru Friday 8 am to 5 pm toll free 1-800-523-3861 WE ARE BAKER COUNTYS ROOFING EXPERTSCOMBS BUILDERS, INC. We specialize in problem roofs 259-2563 FREE Estimates Redneck CookingHAS JUST WHAT YOU NEED TO GET READY FOR THE SUPER BOWLBoston Butts & ChickenNext to Baker Beverage on US 90 in downtown MacclennySaturday, Feb. 2@10:00 amFundraiser for Brad Harveys medical bills grow bulbs and blocks, fertilizers and circulating fans. Mr. Barber admitted to police that he brought Mr. Crews to the hospital instead of calling for a rescue unit because I didnt want anyone to come here. Oddly, the house is adjacent to one on North College that was raided in October, 1999 when police learned it contained a large indoor marijuana growing oper ation. The couple living there at the time had re-located to Macclenny from Neptune Beach and police seized 197 plants of varying sizes. The house at that time was rented from a St. George, GA woman. The house raided last week is owned by Virginia Barber of Macclenny. It is not known if she is related to the occupant. Mr. Barber said he brought Mr. Crews back to Macclenny to spend the night and work on his vehicle, and he produced a nearly empty vodka bottle from the near doorway where he found him. Deputy Clark noted that Ms. when he initially interviewed her after the 4 am incident on E. Florida Ave. in Macclenny. She said Mr. Yonn became angry when she resisted his advances and told her she could walk home. She called police from a neighboring residence. Witness William Cooler, an employee of Macs Liquors downtown where the couple had been earlier, told the deputy Ms. against Mr. Yonn before, and that he warned him not to leave with her. clenny was named in a complaint from Glen St. Mary, who she allegedly accosted while the victim and another female walked on Quail Lane the evening of JanuThe girl said she was struck in the face. no contact order was filed January 22 naming James Denmark, wife Teresa, 54, of Macclenny, told Deputy Robert Simpkins the accused sent two greeting card messages to her juvenile-age son. Commissioner Jimmy Ander son said hes embarrassed by the condition of the countys recre ational facilities, especially at the thought of visitors coming from other counties to watch their kids play sports here. I dont even want to go to the bathroom at our parks, Mr. Anderson said. Id rather hold it till I get home. The discussion began when the county manager presented price quotes from three companies for fence repairs at the senior league field. The commission authorized Mr. Thompson last month to seek the quotes, which ranged from $12,229.99 to after he said the fencing was so bad it had become unsafe. The county manager recommended the board approve the low bid of $12,299.99 from Kens Fencing of Macclenny, adding a sense of urgency to the project. We need to do it now. Soon, ball season will be starting up, Mr. Thompson said. After comments were made about the decrepit condition of bleachers, Commissioner Anderson said repair work was needed on fences and bleachers. I think both of them are prior ity items, he said. Both need to be done. Mr. Giddens then asked members of the Baker County Little League in the audience if they would rather have fences re paired or bleachers repaired or replaced. I would rather see the bleachers myself, replied Jerry Carter, Little League president. Mr. Giddens said he prefers wood bleachers be replaced with aluminum to avoid the recur ring problems caused by rotting and warping boards. But knowing that cost would be a factor, he Prior to this weeks board meeting, the Little League submitted a wish list containing the following proposed improvements: at the minor league and pee wee ting cage. Lights have already been purchased but need to be installed. Board members made no promises, but said they would see about funding the requests and to come up with cost estimates Afterward, the commission voted 4-1 to begin the fence reportion of $25,000 that was repaid to the county by Florida Power & Light Co. last year for billing errors during two previous years. In other business commission: proved a change in the monthly Tuesday and third Monday of Tuesdays. The new schedule, which will begin in March, was recommended by Commission with holidays that typically fall on a Monday. The current meeting sched ule often conflicts with county holidays and other governmen tal meetings in our county, Mr. Croft said. This current meeting is a good example as it was moved (from January 21 to JanuKing holiday. The rescheduling of meetings during the year can easily result in confusion and result in lower attendance by the public. Mr. Crofts recommendation also called for meeting agendas to be made available by the end of business on Thursday of the week prior to the upcoming board meeting. This would allow adequate business days for commissioners to research agenda items, Mr. Croft said. The ultimate goal is to offer consistency in our meeting schedule and to encourage greater participation by citizens. by the Baker County Code En forcement Board for a 50 percent against property owned by James F. Barton on Myrtis Barton stemmed from a code violation issued to Mr. Barton for a mobile home that was moved onto his vacant property without the required permit in March 2010. Mr. Barton was not present at the county commission meeting but he told the code board on January 14 that the mobile home was placed on the property by a nephew and that the trailer had since been removed. In response to a question posed by Commissioner Gordon changes or variances would have been required for a move-on permit, which would have cost the owner about $150 instead of the to pay. Commissioner Jimmy Ander son asked if Mr. Barton had given his nephew permission to place the mobile home on his property, nitely knew that it was there. February 9 at the Baker County Agricultural Center. The Baker Womens Political Network is quet and auction to raise money for the Theron Branch Benefit Fund. Theron Branch, 21, was diaga chronic disease that affects the now in desperate need of a double lung transplant and has recently been placed on the transplant list in Gainesville. For information call 259-1990. noon to 12:30. Other options were talked about, however, like shaving 15 minutes off the weekday opening and closing times to achieve the half-hour reduction. That plan may be more likely, according to are less likely to disrupt customers routines. Mr. Pierle said moving the lunchtime is not preferable for the same reason customers are accustomed to the current schedule. A number of patrons at the meeting this week expressed concerns that the reduction in hours was just the beginning, and that be abandoned in the future. We are not closing this post said for that to happen, a major ity of the customers would have to vote in favor of the closing. It would have to be almost unanimous. comments will be taken under advisement when his superiors be announced in the coming months. volumes have plummeted nationwide by 43 percent in the last six years and the postal service must scale back to survive with much less revenue. nancial trouble, said Mr. Pierle, mon knowledge throughout the United States The biggest cuts will come at processing plants in Jacksonville, Gainesville and elsewhere and the national restructuring plan calls for preserving rural post ofAfter a review of the Sander son locations window transactions, P.O. boxes and other operational information, only a small reduction in operating hours were needed to continue to meet customers needs while helping USPS eliminate some costs, Mr. Pierle said. manned by a postmaster and clerk. In the future, only the postmaster will work on weekdays and the clerk will serve as a backurdays. No changes are expected for Saturday hours, delivery routes or drop-off boxes, Mr. Pierle said. in 2014 and any changes would be rolled out the following year. From page 1 From page 1 From page 1 From page 1 Pot was being grown on the second oor of this Morris St. residence.Eyes balleld repairs ... I dont even want to go to the bathroom at our parks. Id rather hold it till I get home. Jimmy AndersonBaker County CommissionerStalked by man on Glen road PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON USPS operations manager Keith Pierle (right) as Sanderson residents sign in. 6 years for south city shooting www.bakercountypress.com

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ursday, January 31, 2013 T B C P Page 7 Page 6 T B C P ursday, January 31, 2013 MIKE ANDERSON PR ESS ST AFF Most Baker County commissioners are predicting, or at least hoping, that 2013 will be a good year for county government and its 28,000 residents. Their visions for the new year sound government, a balanced budget, low taxes, a renewed emphasis on economic development, encouraging greater public participation in government and civic affairs, and cleaner parks and roadsides. were asked by The Baker County Press in early January to elaborate on goals. Commissioners Adam Giddens and James Croft responded via e-mail within a week or so, while Commissioner Jimmy Anderson waited until the January 22 board meeting to reveal his. Cited by each commissioner was achieving a balanced budget for 2013-14, hopefully without having to dip into the countys re serve fund again to make up for revenue. point plan, called for public work department heads and staff, as well as input from citizens and employees. Together we can balance the budget, Mr. Anderson said, adding, however, that it must be done intelligently because, Weve got a county to run and services to provide. Any budget can be balanced as to match outgoing expenditures. In the past few years, however, the county has transferred millions of dollars from the reserve fund to make sure it had enough revenue to pay the bills. At least one commissioner isnt convinced the reserve fund cant be used again. I think the reserve fund is sufficient enough to continue another year or two to help us balance the budget, Mr. Giddens said. But I do not think we should rely on it 100 per cent because when it runs out, well all be stuck with tax increases at one time. The wise thing to do, he said, is to start planning now ways to prevent too much dependence on the reserve fund, which is supposed to be used for real emergencies, not meeting everyday obligations. We need to start phasing down relying on it fully so it doesnt hit us all at once in the coming years, he said. I think the board will have no option but to work together on a combina tion of three things in order to on. Those three things, Mr. Giddens said, will be the reserve fund, spending cuts and adopting a property tax rate that would produce the same amount of tax revenue as the previous year the so-called rollback rate. First, we will cut as much as we can while providing essential services, he said. People will pay the same in taxes as they did the previous year, and then we will reach in to the savings for the rest as a last resort. Commissioner Giddens, the ville-based Giddens Security Co., said budgetary control would be further enhanced by shifting some of the responsibilities from the clerk of court to the county manager. Personally, I think that if we could move more of the accounting functions into the same building as (County Manager C.J. house, C.J. would be able to have a more hands-on approach to the budget throughout the year, said Mr. Giddens. money coming in and out, so to speak. And with him more in volved, it would help him keep the commissioners more precise The restructuring of personnel to accomplish the change could be accomplished relatively easy, Mr. Giddens said. This is a move that would not cost any jobs, and I do not think there are any performance issues personnel. I just think this is a minor restructure that could help Mr. Croft, who was elected in November but served on the county commission a quarter century ago, said one of his goals this year will be to encourage more citizen input at board meetings, including budget workshops. I would like to have the meetings more accessible to the citizens, said Mr. Croft, who led a move at the January 22 meeting to change the commission meetings schedule to offer more consistency and reduce the number of schedule changes due to holi days. Instead of the first Tuesday and third Monday of each month, commission meetings starting and third Tuesday. Mr. Croft said he also hopes to eventually have commission meetings videotaped for online viewing, similar to what other government bodies have been doing for years in surrounding counties on cable TV. I also believe in holding workshops to work out details on legislation or major projects, Mr. Croft said. This would provide citizens with an opportunity for more involvement. The exchange of ideas by the commissioners should help with creativity in dealing with major issues. As for the county budget, Mr. Croft offered several ideas for consideration. I strongly believe with the amount of funds being utilized from our reserves we need to approach the budget process from a different direction this year, he said. A line-by-line examination of expenditures should be undertaken by the commission in budget workshops. This would offer interaction between commissioners and de partment heads, the county manager, agency directors and conwhat is actually in the budget and to work on solutions to help re duce expenditures or, if needed, discuss possible increases. The final budget, he said, should be a policy statement by the commission as to the level of services and future needs. We must think outside of the norm, and be as creative as possible to continue providing services with less revenue, Mr. Croft said. Our reserves are dangerously low and so, too, are the ability of our citizens to pay more in increased taxes. Drastic times require a drastic departure from the way weve always done it, and I believe a line-by-line examination before the public will go a long way in proving we sincerely want the best for our county. point plan for 2013 included: es the county would like to attract and then work aggressively with the Chamber of Commerce to promote economic develop ment. Also, lobby state lawmak ers for more funding for better infrastructure for our county to make it more attractive to businesses. a plan for cleaning up the county, comprised of at least one commissioner and representatives from each county department, 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO.: 02-2012-CP-36 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF: EARL M. GREENE, Deceased. _____________________________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The Ancillary Administration of the estate of EARL M. GREENE, deceased, whose date of death was November 20, 2011 and whose Social Security Number is xxx-xx-5954, is pending in the Circuit Court for Baker County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 339 East Macclenny Ave., Macclenny, FL 32063. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY FO THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other per sons having claims or demands against decedents estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. Estate of Earl M. Greene Notice to Creditors Case No.: 02-2012-CP-0036 The date of rst publication of this notice is January 31, 2013. MARGARET NEFF GREENE Personal Representative 1315 Southwind Dr. Northbrook, IL 60062 HUGH D. FISH, JR. FLORIDA BAR NO. 0242861 P.O. BOX 531 MACCLENNY, FL 32063 (904) 259-6606 OR 6705 ATTORNEY FOR ESTATE 1/31-2/7c INVITATION TO BID REPLACE CONDENSER COIL ON AAON SYSTEM The Baker County Board of Commissioners will be accepting written sealed bids until 3:00pm on February 15, 2013 for the following: Removal of existing condenser coil and install one (1) new condenser coil on AAON model #29507RK-10-2-FO-1D4 for the Health Department Ofce located at 480 W Lowder St. All work must be performed by a licensed person and be in compliance with State and local codes. Bids shall be submitted to the Baker County Board of Commissioners, Baker County Administration Building, 55 North Third Street, Macclenny FL 32063 on or before 3:00pm on February 15, 2013. Bids should be marked Health Dept AAON Condenser on the outside of envelope. Any questions regarding the project may be addressed to Sara Little at (904) 259-3613. The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any informality in the proposal process, and to award the contract(s) in the best interest of the County. 1/31-2/7c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 02-2010-CA-000154 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff, vs. EDWARD C. ALFORD A/K/A EDWARD ALFORD; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF EDWARD C. ALFORD A/K/A EDWARD ALFORD; CRYSTAL S. ALFORD A/K/A CRYSTAL STAR ALFORD; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CRYSTAL S. ALFORD A/K/A CRYSTAL ALFORD; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) _____________________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Baker County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Baker County, Florida, described as: LOT 38 OF HERITAGE OAKS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE(S) 95, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, East door of the Baker County Courthouse, MacClenny, Florida 32063 at 11:00 AM, on February 25, 2013. DATED THIS 9th DAY OF January, 2013. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 9th day of January, 2013. Al Fraser CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By Tabitha Wilson Deputy Clerk Law Ofces of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive Tampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES (ADA) REQUESTS FOR ACCOMMODATIONS FOR NOTICE OF COURT PROCEEDINGS: 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 Ms. Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Family and Civil Justice Center, 201 East University Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 337-6237 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notication if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to par ticipate in a proceeding, please contact the Court Inter preter Program at interpreter@circuit8.org 1/31-2/7c HIGGINBOTHAMS TOWING & RECOVERY 7611 WEST MT. VERNON GLEN ST. MARY, FL. 32040 The following vehicle will be sold at public auction February 15, 2013 at 10:00 am, at Higginbothams Towing & Re cov ery, 7611 West Mt. Vernon, Glen St. Mary, FL. 32040. 1999 Ford Ranger 1/31c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 02-12-CP-39 IN RE: ESTATE OF HARRIETT ROBERTS HICKS, Deceased. ___________________________________ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of HARRIETT ROBERTS HICKS, deceased, whose date of death was August 31, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Baker County, Florida, Probate Division, Case Number 02-12-CP-39, the address of which is 339 E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must le their claims with the Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other per sons having claims or demands against decedents estate must le their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is January 31, 2013. Robert G. Hicks, Esquire Florida Bar No. 398100 1219 W. Dixie Avenue Leesburg, Florida 34748 Telephone: (352) 728-3700 Email: robertghicks@embarqmail.com Richard Bruce Sinclair Post Ofce Box 427 Macclenny, Florida 32063 1/31-2/7c STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF APPLICATION The Department announces receipt of an application for an environmental resource permit (ERP) from E. R. Jahna Industries, Inc., File No. 0316107-001, for a new sand mine. This 959.6 acre area is dominated by pines and hardwoods. It is estimated that 396 acres are considered to be wetlands, of which 175.2 acres are proposed to be disturbed by mining operations. The total area proposed for mining is approximately 275 acres. The proposed project includes the construction of a 150-acre above grade tailings disposal area, a sand processing plant, a 4,860 foot entrance road, a mine shop, and a scale house. Mining depths will range from approximately 60 to 70 feet below land surface and will terminate above the Hawthorne Group strata. Mining is anticipated to last approximately 25 years. The mine is located north of the intersection of US Highway 90 and Rayonier Road approximately 3.5 miles east of Macclenny. It is located within Sections 23, 24, 25, and 26, Township 2 South, Range 22 East. The proposed offsite wetland mitigation is located in the 931.9 acre area known as Mud Lake Parcel (MLP). The MLP is located approximately 3.3 miles southeast of Sanderson, within Sections 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, and 33, Township 3 South, Range 21 East. The ERP application is being processed and is available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Mining and Mitigation Program, 2051 East Paul Dirac Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32310 3760. 1/31p LEGA L NOTICES Woodlawn Kennels Quality Professional Care ....... . . . . . . .................. 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This program is set up to assist the unfortunate and underprivileged families within our community. It allows Mom and Dad, not an agency or group, to be able to provide Christmas for their child(ren). Words can never express how thankful we are to work with such a great community that cares for each other as ours does. Also a BIG thanks to those of you who donated anonymously. Thank you, Baker County, for all you have done!4-H Girls American Enterprise Bank Of Florida Baker Guns And Gold Pawn Bennetts Feed, donating U-Haul Burkins Chevrolet Calendar's Pizzeria & Sports Bar (Angel Tree) China Buet China Dragon Chuck Landschoot Clayton & Donna YarbroughIn Memory Of Timmy Folsom Collins Realty Group Inc Combs Builders Country Federal Credit Union Darrell Crews Septic Tank LLC DD's Sports Grill Dollar General Dr. Mark Hardin Ed Fraser Hospital (Angel Tree) Elegant Nails Family Dollar #1003 Fat Jacks Bar B Que First Federal Bank Of Florida G.F. Florida Homes LLC George C. Weeks, DDS PA J Ray Gatlin & Gerra Gatlin J. Parker Enterprises LLC (Zaxby's) John J. Coleman, DPM K & J Trophies Kathy's Pamper Room Larry & Kathy Portereld Macclenny Motor Parts, Inc New Wave Heating & Air Old Nursery Plantation Homeowners Phil Rhoden Pier 6 Seafood & Steak R & R Logistics Sanderson Pipe Snow Brothers Racing Starbucks Tecson Family Practice PA The Baker County Press The Ivy Cottage The Oce Mart Toys For Tots Tregoning Industries Corp. Vystar Credit Union Walmart DC & Associates #6099 (Angel Tree) Wells Fargo Bank Wells Insurance WJXR Inc Women Of The MooseThank You!! Melissa Driggers, Lisa Evans, Anna Lewis, Elise Chancey, Jennifer Woolard, Jennifer Rogers at VyStar Employees at Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital Trevor Bedell, Jackie Baker III, Amber Harvey, Stephanie Jackson, Wade Johnson at Country Federal Credit Union Breana Boatright, Dana Wood, Christy Beasley, Wally Smith at First Federal Bank of Florida Teri, Jennifer and Brandy at Calendars Renee Stokes, Mary Lee Carswell, Cheryl Midgett and Amber Dolby at Wells Fargo Master Guns, Stacy Mills, CJ Rhoden and Rusty Rhoden for Toys for Tots Susan Wallace, Virginia Thomas and Tim Jacobs at American Enterprise Bank Grace Rhoden, Kelly ONeill, Martha Small-Elizalde at Family Dollar Lisa Dahl Smith, Rick Rielli, Jack DeFord, Bob Burkins at Burkins Chevrolet Employees at Walmart Distribution Center #6099 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED LARGE SCALE AMENDMENT TO THE BAKER COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLANThe Baker County Land Planning Agency will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 7:00 PM in the Baker County Administration Building, 55 North Third Street, Macclenny Florida, to consider for recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners a proposed amendment, by ordinance to the Baker County Comprehensive Plan. Amendment request was submitted by Diettrich Planning, LLC, as agent for Baker County Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Commission and Plum Creek Land Company. Copies of said ordinance may be inspected by any member of the public in the all interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinances which are titled as follows: ORDINANCE NO. 2013 ORDINANCE NO. 2013 A copy of said ordinance may be inspected by any member of the public in County Commission with respect to any matter considered at this scheduled meeting or hearing, the person will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purposes the person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the AdministraThe subject property is located on the south mately 4 miles west of change, with the Baker adjacent to the west. EvangelistBeth Stephenswill be ministering atManntownC.H. Church Sunday, Feb. 10at 11 am & 6 pmPastor David Hodges extends a special invitation to all knowing you will be blessed by the annointed, energized presentation of Gods word. Visit www.bethstephens.org A Macclenny couple face felony burglary and theft charges after property stolen in early January from a College Ave. residence was found at their address on North 4th St. Sheriffs investigators served a search warrant at the home of Benjamin Cline, 24, and his girlfriend Autumn Stieger, 21, on January 14 after learning that a valuable beach bike was pawned by Ms. Stieger on January 9. The bike valued at $800 was among property taken between the home of Stacy Smith while he was away on vacation. Mr. Cline at one time lived at the address and police think he entered using an old front door key. Investigator David Morgan said he learned the bicycle was taken at Cash America on Nor mandy Blvd. in Jacksonville and he went to the couples residence the morning of January 14. No one answered the door, but the investigator located a covered safe near the back door that matched the description of one taken from the Smith bedroom. The safe contained important papers, a business checkbook and $1000 in cash. The investigator obtained a search warrant and along with several other officers entered the residence where they also found costume jewelry, designer hats and perfume that had been reported stolen. phone and arranged to meet her and Mr. Cline at county jail on January 15. Initially, the girlfriend said Mr. Cline was not involved, a claim that police did not believe due of the weight of the safe and her claim that she opened it with a saw and pry bar, then hauled it back from the woods. A criminal complaint for shoplifting was filed against a Glen St. Mary man who allegedly fled on foot to his nearby residence after he was caught attempting to steal over-the-counter allergy medicine from Dollar General on US 90. A surveillance video captured the image of a suspect later identified as James Nettles, 54, in the store about 3 pm on January 24. The store manager told Deputy Matt Riegel the suspect has shoplifted there before, but was never caught on camera. The manager and a witness said Mr. Nettles threw the package down when confronted, and took off running west to his residence on George Taber Blvd. The deputy attempted to make contact with him there to no avail. The officer also learned that Mr. Nettles is on probation for an unspecified offense. In other shoplifting cases, Karen Barron, 44, of Macclenny was arrested at Walmart on SR 228 the evening of January 21 attempting to leave the store with an assortment of merchandise totaling $57. She was also charged with resisting attempts by a security worker to detain her until police arrived. She had in her possession a padlock, replacement blades, an extension cord and hose nozzle. fice notified police when a scan of surveillance footage allegedly erson taking a cordless power drill from the shelf, then presenting it at the customer service desk for a $75 refund. The incident was recorded criminal complaint was filed for petty theft. Deputies investigated two vehicle thefts the past week, includ ing a pickup belonging to a former Macclenny fire official that was found burning in a remote parking area near Oak Grove Church early on January 22. later that morning that a 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche was taken from in front of his Blueberry Lane residence in the north city. hours after county fire units were dispatched to extinguish a similar vehicle that burned so severely the identification numbers were not initially discernible. The fire off CR 23D also ignited a small area of nearby woods that was extinguished as well. A state fire marshal was summoned and the next day obtained a vehicle ID from the frame matching that of the Mathis truck. kins a second vehicle at the residence that night, a 1993 Chev rolet Camaro, was found with a door open and the contents of a center console scattered about the interior. Mr. Mathis said the vehicle was locked, and the officer said it bore no signs of forced entry and there were no smudge marks or fingerprints on the pollen-covered exterior. The officer said he noted a small burn mark in Mr. Mathis front yard and a partially smoked cigarette laying inside it. A small container of gas was on a front porch nearby, as were floor mats the owner said were from the pickup. The former division chief left the city department in December after 18 years, said Chief Buddy signed to administrative duty handling payroll and reports the past year and a half after it was learned he did not obtain fire fighter certification. The city gave Mr. Mathis until the end of 2012 to get certified or lose his job. Chief Dugger said he was physically unable to complete the certification course. In a second theft case, a disabled 2008 Dodge pickup that was left by the roadside on CR 229 at Reid Stafford Rd. late on January 18 was apparently stolen before the owner returned for it the afternoon of January 21. Kristina Jarrell of Bell, FL told Deputy Simpkins the vehicle developed a mechanical problem about 11 pm as she was returning home on Interstate 10. She parked it and left with her boyfriend in a second vehicle. vehicles parked at his property on Yellow Pine Rd. north of Glen St. Mary were burglarized some time between the late afternoons day. A GPS system valued at $125 pickup and a laptop worth $1500 from a 2010 Chevrolet. The property belonged to his employer Power Grid Engineering of Win ter Springs, FL, as does the Ford truck. A Glen St. Mary man questioned on the property of a neighborhood store in Cuyler during the early morning hours of January 25 was wanted in California for violating parole on a burglary charge. with possession of a smoking pipe with cocaine residue, a misdemeanor. Deputy Clements Leo found the pipe in his pants pocket during a routine search. The deputy also arrested Mr. Andrews produced another crack pipe from under her clothing. She told the deputy they had been to Jacksonville the previous evening to purchase crack and smoked it all. Deputy Leo said he spotted the couple just before 2 am in and around a 2001 Chevrolet pickup driven by Nicholas Gaines, 23, of Glen, who said he picked them up after their vehicle broke down. Mr. Gaines was not charged with an offense. In another warrant-related case, Travis Johnson, 24, of Macclenny was linked to the An employee of Baker Gun and Gold Pawn called police when the suspect attempted to pawn a phone belonging to Jin Li for $225. The employee recognized the owner from a photo when he examined the phone and declined to purchase it. Mr. Johnston after he was brought to jail on a warrant for possession of marijuana with intent to sell and he admitted taking the phone. Ms. Li said he entered the restaurant seeking to use a rest room and the phone was taken from a counter about the same time. In other arrests: demeanor marijuana possession after a vial of it and cash were found in his pants pocket by Deputy Robert Simpkins, who went to a north Macclenny address of the suspects mother investigating the theft of prescription drugs. The deputy was directed to the residence on North Boulevard the morning of January 27 as the possible location of another male juvenile. Both he and the 17-year-old denied knowledge of the drug theft on Lowder St. earlier. taken to jail charged with disorderly conduct following a disturbance at the Moose Lodge on Lowder the evening of January 22. A bartender refused to serve Mr. Lyons after he entered the bar intoxicated, said Dep uty Brandon Kiser, and he became agitated when told he had to leave. bond surrender at county jail the afternoon of January 23 on dual charges of driving on a suspended license. Commissioners share vision for 2013Wanted man had a crack pipeStolen property recovered on 4th St. Swipes allergy medicine on video Macclenny and citizens. Im tired of driving around Baker County and seeing all the trash, Mr. Anderson said at the January 22 board meeting. sioners, Baker County Little League, parents and citizens to improve all county ball parks and make them something the whole county can be proud of. Our kids deserve it, Mr. Anderson said. These activities not only make them healthier, it will make better citizens and leaders one day. cil on Aging building that could also be used as a disaster shelter and get construction going on the new transportation center on COAs property behind Winn Dixie. 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ursday, January 31, 2013 T B C P Page 9 Page8J A NU AR Y 31, 2013 JOEL ADDINGT ON N EWS EDIT OR reporter@bakercountypress.com Justice of Baldwin returned from Washington, D.C. last week after playing with the Boston Crusaders drum and bugle corps during the presidential inauguration parade. The 17-year-old euphonium player called his trip to the Capitol a very big honor equally matched with great pressure. Mr. Justice has been involved with music since the sixth grade and played a tune by George Ryan in the January 21 parade. I have always loved playing and listening to music, he said. My mom tells stories of me as a baby when music was the only thing that would get me to go to sleep. Early in his high school ca reer, Mr. Justice set his sights on marching with a drum and bugle corps. The only problem, he said, was his instrument at the time, the alto saxophone, wasnt part of the corps. That pushed him to learn the euphonium, which he calls the tubas baby brother. Mr. Justice said he picked it up quickly, rising from a beginner to a member of the Boston Crusaders, a world class drum and bugle corps, in less than a year. The corps formed in 1940 making it the third oldest drum and bugle corps in the nation. The group announced its se lection to perform in the parade and Mr. Justices application to do so was accepted by the Boston Crusaders. There was a lot of down time while staging on the day of the event, but after the Secret Service gave the order to move out, the excitement of the crowd and the gravitas of the historic occasion took over. The hair on my neck stood up, the adrenaline kicked in and before I knew it the parade was over, Mr. Justice recalled. To be performing for the ruler of the free world is a once-ina-lifetime opportunity and I enjoyed every minute of it. The rush of seeing the President was unre al. And I will remember it for the rest of my life. The youth intends to pursue a music degree in college at either Florida State, South Florida, Central Florida or the Navys music program. 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 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 NOTICErffntr b nfntrb bf b rffrfrrr r at Sanderson Congregational Holiness Church withNOAH HATFIELDFebruary 2-7Sunday @ 11:00 am & 6:00 pm Monday Thursday @ 7:30 pm nightly Come and see what God has in store for you! CR 127 N. | Sanderson will be ministering atManntown C.H. ChurchSunday, February 3 at 11 amPastor David Hodges extends a special invitation to worship with this dynamic group.Located approximately 1 mile from I-10 on CR 125, across from Manntown Cemetery A Macclenny woman sought for shoplifting in a downtown store was arrested after a county deputy stopped her for speeding on Woodlawn Rd. four days later. Police had been looking for Carol Parker, 22, after she was identified via a surveillance video as one of two persons involved in the theft Deputy Koty Crews recognized Ms. Parker in her 1987 Chevrolet the ing on a license with four suspensions, and he also charged her with having an expired license tag. The shoes were valued at $25, and Ms. Parker was observed setting them aside in a remote part of the store, where minutes later Mr. Churchville allegedly picked them up. The two drove off in Ms. Parkers In other traffic-related arrests, Danielle Braddock, 20, of Glen St. Mary was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with property damage in the early morning hours of January 25. Deputy Robert Simpkins said her 1999 Ford Explorer was found damaged and stalled in a ditch on Deerfield Rd. near the intersection of Southwood in the Blackbottom section off SR 228. erty owner Natasha McCaul told the deputy she was awakened by Ms. Braddock about 3 am seeking assistance. It appeared the SUV ran a stop sign, traversed two steep ditches and left the ground before colliding with a chain link fence and some trees. The officer interviewed Ms. Braddock later at her residence off Rufus Powers Rd. and she admitted being intoxicated and calling a friend to drive her home. She had facial injuries she said resulted from hitting the steering wheel and rear view mirror. Empty bottles of tequila and beer were also found in the SUV. January 23 for driving in south Macclenny on a license with four suspensions. Deputy Daryl Mobley said he stopped Ms. Nances 1993 Chevrolet on South Boulevard because she wasnt wearing a seat belt and failed to stop at the intersection with 8th St. COUNTRY FEDERALCREDIT UNION We can help you make the switch!rrf ntbrtb brbrrnt fff Open 24/7 @ www.countryfcu.com Dewey Bridges, 69, of Macclenny Macclenny died at his home on was born in Shannon, Georgia to the late Paul Alfred and Birdie Mae Pierce Bridges. Mr. Bridges was a long time resident of Baker County and member of the First Baptist Church of Maxville. retired in 2005 as a custodian at Bridges enjoyed traveling with his wife Joyce and together they visited every state in the United by son Donald Allen Bridges. Survivors other than his wife of Valrico; daughter Connie Bridges of Jacksonville; brothers Clyde Bridges of Alabama and ford; sister Mildred Williamson of Baldwin; step-sons Alvin Lam clenny; step-daughters Martha Brenda Daniels of Macclenny; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The funeral service for Mr. Bridges was conducted on Tuesday, January 29 at 2 pm in the in Macclenny with Revs. Eddie Griffis and David Collins officiating. Interment followed at Bran dy Branch Cemetery. Jody Burnham funeral ThursdayJoseph Jody Burnham, 49, of Macclenny died on Monday, long resident of Baker County and a caregiver who loved working with special needs chilalso loved cooking on the grill and spending time with his family and friends. Mr. Burnham is survived by his wife Mary Burnham of Macclenny; adopted daughter Zamiarah Burnham of Macclenny and step-son Gerome Pender of Macclenny; step-daughter Kimberly Stephens of Jacksonville; brothMacclenny, John Lauramore of Burnham of Tifton, GA; sisters Sanderson; five grandchildren. parents John and Doris Starling Burnham. The funeral service will be held at 11 am Thursday, January 31, at the Glen Friendship Tabernacle in Glen St. Mary with Pastor Albert Starling officiating. Interment will follow at Macedonia Cemetery, Macclenny. The family will receive friends from 30 at the church. Forbes Funeral of arrangements.Buck Davis, 75, dies January 25John Randall Buck Davis Jr., 75, of Macclenny died on January 25, 2013 at his resiwas born in Pierce County, Georgia on November 9, 1937 to the late John Randall Davis Sr. and ox Davis. Buck was a lifelong resident of Macclenny and graduated from operator of Davis Utilities, Inc. for 40 years and retired in 2005. Buck was an avid John Wayne hunting, fishing and traveling to the mountains with his family. ters Pauline Ogilvie, Lois Mobley Mr. Davis is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Wanda Loadholtz Davis and daughter Dee Dee Johnson, both of Macclenny; granddaughters Sedaira and Taylor Johnson, both of Macclenny; sisters Estell Green of Taylor and Evelyn Crews of Macclenny. The funeral service for Mr. Davis was held on Tuesday, January 29 at 2 pm at the Christian Fellowship Temple with pastors Timmy Thomas, Buddy Combs and Carl Cowart officiating. Interment followed at Oak Grove Cemetery. V. Todd Ferreria Funeral Services of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.Florence Grimes, 92, of St. GeorgeFlorence Estelle Grimes, 92, of St. George, Georgia, died on at home. She loved attending church and spending time with her family. Mrs. Grimes will always be remembered as a wonderful mother to all her children and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank Dominic Dolce; son Frank Alberto Dolce; father William Augustus Erhlich and mother Raymond, Ethel, Violet, Ruthie, Suzie, Lucy and Mabel; grandson Frank Dolce Jr. Mrs. Grimes is survived by daughter Dolores Yokom of St. George; sister Martha Smith of Virginia Beach, VA; brothers Walter Erhlich of St. Petersburg, FL and Bobby Erhlich of Lords Valley, PA; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; three greatgreat grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, February 2 at Mt. Zion NC Methodist Church on State Road 121 with pastors Tim Cheshire and Pastor Bobby Griffin officiating. of Baldwin was in charge of ar rangements.Mr. Lundquist of Glen St. MaryDavid Leslie Lundquist, 85, of Glen St. Mary died on Januin death by wife Inez and son David Leslie, Jr. and is survived by children Jan Lundquist and of Jacksonville; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held on Tuesday, January 29 at 11 am at the First United Methodist Church in Macclenny.Stacy Mosley dies January 25Stacy Renee Mosley, 33, of Jacksonville died on January 25, 2013 at her residence. She was born in Jacksonville on September 24, 1979 to Lexie Mosley and the late Janet Patricia Roberson Mosley. Stacy was a loving and caring daughter, sister and friend, a person who welcomed you with open arms. She was a very giving person; if she had it to give, it was yours. She loved fishing, camping, swimming and boating. She was an animal lover and loved her cats very much. Stacy was preceded in death by her mother Janet Patricia Roberson Mosley and her sister Michelle Mosley. She is survived by sisters Karons of Middleburg; brother Lee grandmother Ramona Roberson of Jacksonville; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at noon on Friday, February 1 at V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services chapel in Macclenny with Pastor Torran Dismuke officiating. Interment will follow at Long Branch Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:30 until the time of the service.Mr. Thompson dies in W. Va. ginia on January 20, 2013 followborn in Starke to the late Charles Cooper Thompson and Lola Conway Combs and lived in Baker County all his life. Mr. Thompson was a US Army veteran who gave his life to the Lord two years ago at Taylor Church. ny; daughters Kayla and Myriam Thompson, both of West Virginia; eight grandchildren; sister Sheila Thompson Griner of Glen St. Mary; brother Stephen (MarA memorial service will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, February 3 at Taylor Church with Rev. Mark Woods officiating. Guerry in charge of local arrangements.Mrs. Vardaman, 76, of Macclenny Macclenny died on January 28, 2013 at Macclenny Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born in Elizabeth, West Virginia on OcArchibald Bain and Edna Stella Evans Bain and was a resident of Macclenny since 1978 after moving from Tallahassee. She was a Christian woman who enjoyed crocheting, working on puzzles and plastic canvases. She also enjoyed volunteering and helping others. Norma was once employed by the Council on Aging assisting with the home health care program. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be missed. She was preceded in death by her sisters Lawson Bain, Virginia Wehrkamp, Deloris Patterson, ard and Betty Watkins; half-sisters Adelia Learned and Gladys Cutler. Mrs. Vardaman is survived by her loving husband of 34 years, William George Bill Varda man of Macclenny; children son of Jacksonville and Sharon ter; 10 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; sister Glenola The funeral service will be held at a later date, and interment will be at South Prong Cemetery. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements. Dewey Bridges John Davis Jr. Joseph BurnhamHappy Birthday! Tessa Lynn GodwinTwenty-three years ago, my heart was forever changed. May you dance with Jesus this year as we celebrate your birthday. I LOVE YOU, MOM In loving memory of William David HarrellThanks so muchWith heartfelt gratitude, the McCollum thanks everyone for the kind and thoughtful expressions of sympathy. They are deeply appreciated and gratefully acknowledged. Glenda Register and Paulette Kirkland are truly angels sent by God. Rev. David Thomas and Rev. Justin Griffis, we could not have asked for a more perfect service. Our love and prayers are with you always. Thanks also to the Christian Fellowship Temple and the SandChurch.Sincerely, Fayes Boys: Randy, Ricky, Ronnie and Chad James JusticePlays at inauguration Sanderson School 1st graders-1934Recognize anyone you know here from the rst grade class of 1934 taught by Florence Stevens (rear) at the old Sanderson School? Nancy Crews submitted this photo recently of (back row, l-r) E.J. Wiggins, Charles Staord, T.J. Batten, Robert L. Dobbs, unknown, Carlton Davis, Williams Varns, Wilton Davis, unknown, (middle row) Mallory Dorman, Eloise Taylor-Davis, Ernestine Bryant, unknown, Edith Davis, Iris Rogers, unknown, Earl Burnett, (front row) Je Crews, Hazel Harvey-Taylor, Blanch Mann-Pierce, Helen Dowling, Erma Dowling, Minnie Prevatt-Crews, Kitty Williams, Mary Harvey and Anglis Davis. PHOTO COURTESY OF NANCY CRE W S Surplus foodUSDA surplus commodity food is available at the Samaritan on US 90 between Macclenny and Glen St. Mary on Monday through Friday, 10 am-1 pm, and on Friday and Saturday from 11 am-1 pm. For other details, phone Mitch Rhoden at 305-2131.Guardian training hope rather than despair by advocating in court for abused and neglected children as a Guardian ad Litem volunteer. Be instrumental in turning dreams of finding a safe and permanent home into a reality. No special background needed, and both legal and staff support provided. The next training class fl.us. Workshop Feb. 7 on land securitySome landowners, especially those who dont reside on their land, may be at risk of losses or costs resulting from trespass, timber theft, dumping,drug farming, wildfire, arson or other property violations. A one-day timberland security workshop will help landowners become more aware of security risks and address ways to minimize illegal activity on their land. The workshop will be held on February 7 from 9 am to 2 pm at the Columbia County ExtenLane, Lake City, Florida 32025. Registration is $10 and covers instruction, a resource manual and lunch. To register, call the Columbia 752-5384. SHARE YOUR JOY & REC ORD YOUR FAMIL Y HIST OR Y!Submit births, weddings & 50th+ anniversaries via email to editor@bakercountypress.com or at 104 S. 5th St., Macclenny4 week deadline on all submissions. Check it out...bakercountypress.com ADVERTISING DEADLINE Monday at 5:00 pm COPIESBlack & white/Full colorT O M110 South Fifth St.

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ursday, January 31, 2013 T B C P Page 11 Page 10 T B C P ursday, January 31, 2013 Class i fied ads and no tic es must be paid in advance, and be in our office no lat er than 4:00 pm the Monday preceding pub li ca tion, unless otherwise arranged in advance. Ads can be mailed provided they are accompanied by payment and instructions. They should be mailed to: Class i fied Ads, The Baker County Press, P.O. Box 598, Mac clen ny, FL 32063. We can not assume responsibility for ac curacy of ads or notices given over the telephone. Li a bil i ty for errors in all advertising will be limited to the first publication only. If after that time, the ad continues to run without notification of error by the person or agen cy for whom it was pub lish ed, then that party as sumes full payment re spon sibility. The Baker County Press reserves the right to refuse advertising or any oth er mate ri al which in the opinion of the publisher does not meet standards of publication. Yessir the Franklin Mercantile is open for your business. Fridays and Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Railroad crossing in Glen. 259-6040. 1/24tfc 1995 Black Camaro. Runs good; heat and air conditioning. $1500; K series bass guitar, $40; drum set, $200. 904-5865791. 1/31p Headstones, double and single, ready to go; must see; beautiful. 904-874-7860. 1/31p 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 Portable Kushlan concrete mixer, with 5 bags of Quikrete $100; Werner ber glass 12 foot step ladder $100. 904-5687710. 1/31c 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, new, never used, $975; cherry bedroom set, solid wood, new in factory boxes. $895, original price $6500. Can deliver. Bill 813-2980221. 1/31p Formal dining room set includes 6 chairs and China cabinet. $300. 259-2302 or 259-6320. 1/31p MISCELLANEOUS We install 6 seamless gutters. Pressure washing. 259-7335. 8/11tfc Housecleaning. Affordable rates; trustworthy and dependable. Free estimates; references available. 904-424-5339. 1/31p Thomas Family Daycare Home. All ages, 24 hours a day. Episcopal accepted. Hot meals and snacks. Licensed. Cathy Thomas 259-3678. 1/31p 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. 1/31p Weekly Auctions: AntiqueEstate-CoinAutograph-Real Estate w/Restaurant -Storage unit -photos, bp & info. 352-6379588 www.dudleysauction.com 4000 S. Florida Ave, Inverness, FL 34450 ab1667 bk381384. 1/31p 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 1/31p 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 1/31p Do you suffer from Arthritis? Local doctors need volunteers for research study comparing FDA-approved Arthritis medications.Compensation up to $50.00 per visit. Call: 866-785-1251. 1/31p Got Rheumatoid Arthritis? Local doctors researching study drug for rheumatoid ar thritis. Free study drug and care and up to $1,200 compensation. Please call: 1-866653-1703. 1/31p 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 1/31p 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. 1/31p 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. 1/31p 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. 1/31p 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. 1/31p A UTOMOBILES 1994 Nissan Quest van; beige. $1250. Please call The Baker County Council on Aging for more information. 259-2223. 1/31c 2002 GMC Sierra truck. Good condition, new engine. $5500 OBO. 904-434-5015. 1/31p pontoon boat. Accepting bids through February 1. Contact Beth at Country Federal Credit Union. 904653-4453. 1/24-31c 2001 Saturn SL. 90,000 miles, great condition, 36 MPG. $3500. 259-7867 or 904571-2224. 1/31-2/7p 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 Computer literate bookkeeper and drafting person needed locally part time. Will train to become full time. Please send resume to Richard@mr-trailers.com. 1/31p Drivers: All miles paid, loaded and empty. Home on the weekends. Running ClassA CDL atbed. Lease to own, no money down. Call 866-823-0323. 1/31p Mechanic II. The Baker County Board of County Commissioners will be accepting applications until 5:00pm, February 14, 2013, for the position of Mechanic II. Considerable knowledge in the repair and maintenance of a wide range of heavy equipment, heavy trucks, light trucks and small engines is a must for this position. Must be able to carry out complex oral and written instructions and maintain accurate records. Minimum requirements: 3 years experience in the repairs and maintenance of heavy equipment along with a high school diploma or GED and a valid State of Florida Class B CDL. Any trade school or approved certications in welding, air conditioning, automotive electrical, hydraulics, diesel repair or rebuild is a plus. Only qualied applicants need to apply. Beginning salary is $12.75 per hour. References are required. Applications may be obtained from the Baker County Administration Ofce at 55 North Third Street, Macclenny, Florida, 32063. 1/31-2/7c Freight Loader, order picking; forklift experience required. Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm, Westside Jacksonville. Call 904-210-2320. 1/31p Certified Nursing Assistants. 11pm7:30 am, full time. Team player; depend able. Apply in person at Macclenny Nursing and Rehab, 755 S. 5th Street. An EEO/ AA Employer/M/F/V/D. 1/31c E xperienced dumptruck driver. Full time; must have 2 years experience, clean motor vehicle record, able to pass drug test. Contact Rex or Vicki 904-879-5324. 1/31-2/7p Freight Up = More $. Need CDL Class A Driving exp Plus Benets, New Equip & 401K 877-258-8782 www.ad-drivers. com. 1/31p Driver $0.03 quarterly bonus, plus $0.01 increase per mile after 6 and 12 months. Daily or Weekly pay. CDL-A, 3 months current exp. 800-414-9569 www.driveknight.com. 1/31p Foremost Transport hiring CDL-A drivers with 1-Ton and Larger 2WD trucks and 50-53 wedge trailers. Transport cargo trailers throughout the Southeast. No trailer? Call to see if we have one to lease you! (866)764-1601 or ForemostTransport. com. 1/31p 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. 1/31p 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. 1/31p Experienced OTR Flatbed Drivers earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to Qualied drivers. Home most weekends. Call: (843)266-3731 / www.bulldoghiway. com EOE. 1/31p DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW! Learn to drive for Schneider National! Earn $700 per week. No experience needed. Local CDL Training. Job ready in 15 days. 888368-1964. 1/31p Roong sales/foreman needed. 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 handy man special on acre in Sanderson. $35,000. Call 904-2752944. 1/31-2/21p 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 1/31p FOR RENT 3 BR, 2 BA mobile home. 7255 W. Mt. Vernon Street, Glen. 904-759-2913. 1/31-2/7c 2 mobile homes in Glen for rent. Available ASAP. Nice neighborhood; very clean. Call 904-588-2589. 1/31-2/7p 2 BR/2 BA mobile home in Macclenny, $475/month plus deposit; 2 BR, 1 BA, $450/month. 904-234-4637. 1/31p 2 BR, 1 BA house. CH/A, living room, dining room, kitchen with appliances, front/back porch. $700/month plus $800 deposit. 259-6966. 1/31c 4 BR, 1 BA brick house, CH/A, clean; new paint and ooring. 453 Azalea Street, Macclenny. $850/month plus $850 deposit. 259-6488. 1/31p 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 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 2 BR, 2 BA SW on over acre, 10X12 utility shed. $600/month plus $600 deposit. 904-563-6884. 1/31p 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 3 BR, 1 BA house in Sanderson. $700/ month. Call James at 904-397-0410. 1/31-2/21p 2 BR, 2 BA beautiful, like new SW. 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Please call 259-9540 or 568-6804** CASH REWARD**No questions asked NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED LARGE SCALE AMENDMENT TO THE BAKER COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLANThe Baker County Land Planning Agency will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 7:00 PM in the Baker County Administration Building, 55 North Third Street, Macclenny Florida, to consider for recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners a proposed amendment, by ordinance to the Baker County Comprehensive Plan. Amendment request was submitted by Diettrich Planning, LLC, as agent for Baker County Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Commission and Plum Creek Land Company. Copies of said ordinance may be inspected by any member of the public in the all interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinances which are titled as follows: ORDINANCE NO. 2013 ORDINANCE NO. 2013 A copy of said ordinance may be inspected by any member of the public in County Commission with respect to any matter considered at this scheduled meeting or hearing, the person will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purposes the person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the AdministraThe subject property is located on the south mately 4 miles west of change, with the Baker adjacent to the west. Contact the Baker County Family YMCA for more in formation or to register for these upcoming programs!Soccer RegistrationOn-going Survival CampBegins February 18www.FirstCoastYMCA.org 259.089898 W. Lowder St., MacclennyMembership not required to participate in programs or events.Upcoming events at the Baker County Family YMCA BOB GERARD | SPOR TS If youre in the vicinity of or during the weekend recently, you will hear the crack of the bat coming from the baseball field. Coach Fred Matricardis team is working hard on the fundamentals as it readies for the opening of the baseball season the first week in February. Matricardi is excited about the team as he returns some of his average and Ethan Wilkerson hit .302 with 25 RBIs. So the offensive guns remain in place. with David Lipscomb, said Matricardi, and Ethan will likely commit to FSCJ in the next few weeks. Bell, and Brandon Miller, with Kyler McCray, Tyler Wendel and Joey Taylor. Bell and Miller are the most experienced outfielders. The infield will continue to be a strong point with Jared Crews, Gregory, Mikal Flores, Dylan Rowe all competing for starting spots. Sophomore Jacob Milton returns from a 5-0 season on the mound last year and adds some depth to a young squad. Our pitching staff will be the key to how good we can be, said Matricardi. Along with Milton, Jordan Kennedy, Justin Guillory, Jordan Jones, Brandon Miller I feel like we have eight good arms and how they compete will determine who starts and re lieves. I feel like we will be a much better team at the plate. We will be aggressive on the bases and play small ball but also able to slug it out. We will play good defense and I feel we will pitch well. The Cats open pre-season at the baseball field on Tuesday, February 5 versus Bishop Snyder and again on February 7 versus Eagles View. Both games are at 7 pm.Crack of the bat returns to BCHS 2nd Amendment rally on January 19Supporters of Second Amendment rights held signs on US 90 for two hours the afternoon of January 19 to call attention to what they believe are infringements proposed at the national level on gun ownership. The small group was comprised of members of the local Republican caucus, including recently elected chairman Kirk Gravalle of Macclenny, and members of the local Tea Party. Some of them had taken the concealed weapons class at nearby Extreme O utdoors that morning, as have dozens of others in recent weeks as gun sales across the country ballooned in the wake of the governments reaction to the Newtown, Conn. school massacre on December 14. ADVERTISING DEADLINE Monday at 5:00 pm

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February 1 BCHS: Softball Classic @ Trinity; Boys Basketball vs. Interlachen, (H) 6:00 p.m. February 2 BCHS: Softball Classic @ Trin ity; District Wrestling @ Wakulla, 8:00 a.m. February 4 District-wide: School Board Mtg., 6:30 p.m. // WES: Journalism Club, 3:15 p.m. February 5 BCHS: Boys Basketball District Tournament; Baseball vs. Bishop Snyder, (H) 7:00 p.m.; Tennis vs. Yulee, (H) 3:00 p.m.; Softball @ First Coast, 4:30 p.m. // WES: SAC Meeting, 8:00 a.m. February 6 MES: Just Say No Club, 8:00 a.m. // WES: Merrie Melodies Club, 8:00 a.m. February 7 BCHS: Baseball vs. Eagles View, (H) 7:00 p.m. // WES: Good Morning Show Club, 8:00 a.m. // PK-K: Salute to Disney Program, 6:00 p.m. SCHOOL L UNCH MENUFebruary 1-28Offered everyday:Fat free flavored/unflavored milk choice with all meals. Cold plate or salad.Monday, February 4 Breakfast: Enriched cold cereal with cinnamon toast and fruit juice. L unch: Shrimp poppers with macaroni and cheese or baked lasagna. Sides: Orange wedges, fruit juice, romaine garden salad, green peas. Cold plate of the day: yogurt with mozzarella cheese stick, fruit and mun.Tuesday, February 5 Breakfast: Pancakes. Box of raisins or fruit juice. L unch: Bualo chicken with WG dinner roll or cheese lled breadsticks (Max Sticks) with marinara. Sides: pears and peaches, apple, romaine garden salad, mashed potatoes. Salad of the day: chicken caesar salad with crackers and croutons.Wednesday, February 6 Breakfast: Breakfast chicken patty on a biscuit. Warm applesauce or fruit juice. L unch: Baked chicken nuggets with a roll or pork ribette on a bun. Sides: banana, fruit juice, romaine garden salad, baked sweet potato, baked beans. Cold plate of the day: yogurt with mozzarella cheese stick, fruit and Dick & Jane cookies.Thursday, February 7 Breakfast: Breakfast pizza. Banana or fruit juice. L unch: Taco beef with hard/soft shells or chips or beef & bean burrito. Sides: lettuce/tomatoes, corn, red/green grapes, fruit juice, and cookie. Salad of the day: Cobb salad with crackers and croutons.Friday, February 8 Breakfast: Ham & cheese biscuit. Pears or fruit juice. L unch: Chicken alfredo with fettuccini or pepperoni pizza slice. Sides: Assorted fruit juices and fruit, roasted broccoli with cheese sauce, romaine garden salad. 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The paternal grandparents are Scott and Ashley Mellette Baker County Middle School FFA member Shelby King won the middle school extemporaneous public speaking contest at a district contest January 24 at Raiford Road Church. King had won the sub-district contest in December to qualify on the district level. King will be representing the district and BCMS at the state convention in June to compete for the state title. The contest is designed for FFA members to express themselves on a given agricultural topic without having prepared or rehearsed content in advance. Contestants have 30 minutes to prepare, and the speech must be three to five minutes, with five minutes allowed for questions asked by the judges. King spoke on the topic, What is urban agriculture, and why is it important? She discussed the benefits of urban agriculture, its importance for food production and economical use, and gave examples of crop production in an urban agricultural setting. BCMS FFA sponsor Ashton Norman said of Kings achievement, I am extremely proud of Shelbys hard work and dedication.King wins public speaking contestBOB GERARD | STAFF Clarkson was awarded $50 and an honorable mention at the Northeast Florida Scholastic Art Jacksonville Public Library. Clarkson, a four-year student moreda, was recognized from among hundreds of submissions from Duval, Baker, Clay, St. Johns, Nassau and Volusia coun ties. The Seven Deadly Sins using female portraits to illustrate them. The ceremony was hosted by newly hired Duval Superintendent Nicolai Vitti, who praised art education as crucial to developing the whole child and there fore essential in education. Keynote speaker Preston tion also lauded the place of art in schools. The skills which you learn about composition, use of materials, critical decisions, putting together disparate elements into successful compositions are skills which you apply in everyday life and all your work.Honorable mention in art show PHOTO COURTESY OF SHIRLEY PADGETT WC gets personal with DISC programThe GFWC Womans Club of Mac clenny Night Networking Club event on January 24 with speaker Dr. Sydney Ferreira (pictured) introduced the ladies to the DISC Per sonality Program, which instructs participates how to recognize peoples personalities in order to advance socially and in business. We had an informative hour deter mining our own personality types, understanding other personality types and how to best interact with other types, said club member Shirley Padgett. The next day meet ing of the Womans Club will be Feb ruary 21 at 10 am at the clubhouse on S. 5th St. in Macclenny. PHOTOS BY JUD JOHNSON Keller Valentine danceKeller Intermediate held a Valentine-theme dance the evening of January 25 to coincide with the end of the grading term. The dance was emceed by school faculty, some of whom received a pie in the eye like teacher Brad Smith at left. The gag was the result of a contest to celebrate literacy week in which students caught reading would receive a ticket on which to they wrote their names and the names of teachers they wanted to watch eat pie, so to speak, at the dance. The four lucky winners: Mr. Smith, Gail Gris, Jennifer Hite and Suzanne Sapp. BOB GERARD | SPOR TS ketball Wildcats got a pair of big wins over district opponents the past week to help move them into the second spot in the district race. The Cats defeated Forrest on January 22 and Terry Parker gym. The wins moved the Cats trict race. rest hard fought would be an understatement. This was a chippy game that saw the visitors hit with technical fouls and a delay of game warning. It was a battle under the basket with an excess of physical play. At one point the benches cleared when a scuffle broke out involving CeCe Jefferson and other players. The Wildcats and Rebels went basket for basket in the early going. Forrest nailed shots from the outside, including a trio of three pointers. Jesse Gardner and Johnny Lamb answered with long range shots of their own and at the end of the first period the The Rebels continued to shoot the ball well in the first half and slowly pulled ahead of their hosts. They broke the tie and went into the intermission up by three points. The quality of a good team shows in its ability to make adjustments to what an opponent is doing, and the Cats came out in the third period to shut down the Rebels top three scorers. None of them scored in the period and gave them a five-point edge going into the final quarter of the game. Thats when things got raucous. The tempo of the game picked up as Forrest began pushing and shoving the Wildcat players, in particular CeCe Jefferson. The referee called a technical for the way Jefferson was being manhandled and Jesse Gardner calmly sank the free throws. Gardners prowess from the line was to prove the difference in points from the free throw stripe in the fourth period and nailed all but one of his attempts as the Cats pulled ahead to stay. Charles Ruise Jr. had 22 points to lead all scorers. Lamb had 17, Gardner had 15, Brandon Lewis 7, Jefferson and Adrian back win on Saturday versus Ter tight from the opening whistle. Ruise, Gardner and Cameron Mack all hit three point shots as after the first period. Parker got hot in the second period and went on an 18-12 run to go into the locker room up 3127. Coach Charles Ruise worked some blackboard magic and intermission they looked like a different team. They picked up the pace and showed some defensive muscle, were unable to recover from despite a strong fourth period. Gardner again shot well from outside the three point stripe with three long range shots to lead the Cats with 17 points. Ruise and Lamb threw in 15 points and Mack had 10 points. Lewis added 8 and Jefferson 4 points. The Cats are home for Trinity on January 31 and Interlachen on Feburary 1. PHOTOS BY JUD JOHNSON CeCe Jeerson gets a rebound and a basket. From left are Wildcats Johnathan Lamb, Jesse Gardner and Charles Ruise.Rowdy win v. ForrestBOB GERARD | SPOR TS Falon Lee and CeCe Jefferson will share the title of Most Valuable Player, honors bestowed at award was one of two dozen pre sented to team members before a capacity crowd. Coach Ryan Sulkowski and his coaches lauded the team and players who captured the district title and advanced to the second round of the state playoffs. Lee was one of only a handful of players in the state to gain more than 2000 yards rushing and had five consecutive 200 yard games. The All State running back is committed to Miami of Ohio. Jefferson had a dozen sacks and over two dozen tackles behind the line of scrimmage and the All State player received his second All America award. Other awards presented at the ceremony were as follows: J V awards: Most Improved Skill Position-Owen Register/ Most Improved LinemanCorey Paine; Most Valuable Line-Boo Crawford; Most Valuable Skill Position-Vic Givens; Most Valuable Player Offense-Deangelo Thomas; MVP Defense-Mondrell Jefferson; JV Academic AwardJake Smith; Bright FutureJackson and Ruger Raulerson, Varsity awards: Spark Award-Dalton Dyal/Marquise Williams; Unselfish Award-Kaleb Carter; Offensive Scout Player of Year-James Carter; Defen sive Scout Player of Year-Lenny Carter; Stick it out Award-Skyler Lane; Most Versatile-Mike Boone; Toughness Award-Logan Fox; Offensive Newcomer of the Year-Natavian Griffin; Defensive Newcomer of the Year-Anthony James; Offensive Most Under Appreciated-Drew Rogers/Jon Kinney; Defensive Most Under Appreciated-Brody Crews/Jared Crews; Adversity Award-Braden Gray/Darius Green; Most De pendable-Brandon Miller; Most Improved Offensive Line-Casen Noles; Most Improved Offensive Skill-Jacob Carter; Most Improved Defensive Frontproved Defensive Skill-Anthony James; Most Valuable Offensive Line-Dillon Mills/Braden Gray; Most Valuable Defensive LineEli Lee; Most Valuable Wide Receiver-Mike Boone; Most Valuable Offensive Back-Corey Lawler; Most Valuable DefenMost Valuable Defensive SkillBlayne Merchant; Most Valuable Academic Player-Kaleb Carter; Most Valuable Special TeamsJacob Carter/Logan Fox/Brody Crews; Most Valuable Defensive Player-CeCe Jefferson; Most Valuable Offensive Player-Falon Lee. the Orlando area all his life, lor Marini will be heading to the ice and snow of New Brunswick, New Jersey, to play college football at Rutgers. Marini, the son of Tony Marini and Kelly Sands Marini and grandson of Betty Sands and Ralph Sands of Macclenny, chose the Scarlet Knights of the Big East over hometown UCF, South Florida, Louisville, Minnesota, Memphis, Temple, Massachusetts and Florida International. Marini was All District, All Conference and FACA All Star and ranked 29th among tight ends nationally. A receiver with good hands and a good blocker, Marini traveled to Rutgers this weekend to sign his letter of intent. and his father Tony played bas ketball for the Orlando Magic. The Scarlet Knights played the first organized college football Four Lady Wildcat weight lifters qualified for the state cham pionships in Kissimmee on February 9, lifting last week against top competition from around the area at the Section 3 State Qualifier in St. Augustine. al with a first place total of 195 pounds in the 101-pound weight class. Ashley Wheeler also took the sectional title with a 290 pound total in the 139 class. Sydnee Watson qualified with a third place finish in the 101 class with a lift of 175 pounds. Madyson Perry also took third place to qualify in the 110 class with a 230 total. The top three lifters in each weight class qualified to advance to the state meet.L iers sending 4 to state Taylor MariniM arini opts for R utgersSoball 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 Out of County SubscribersFed up with your copy of The Press arriving late, or not at all? We have a cost-effective solution to your problem. Subscribe to our E editionwww.bakercountypress.com COPIESBlack & white/Full colorT O M110 South Fifth St. Check it out...bakercountypress.com ADVERTISING DEADLINE Monday at 5:00 pm

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