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COVERING BAKER COUNTY SIN CE 1929The countys most professional and extensive source for news, classied, display and real estate listings MIKE ANDERSON PRESS ST AFF One month after suing Rayonier in an effort to force the sale of 114 acres of company land to the city for a sewage sludge disposal site, the Macclenny City Commission has already launched its backup plan: taking the property under the states power of eminent domain. The strategy, which enables governmental agencies to take private property for a public use and requires a jury trial to de termine the price to be paid, was recommended by City Attorney Frank Maloney in the event the city loses the lawsuit. Commissioners approved the eminent domain measure during a board meeting on the evening of February 12, four in circuit court asking the court to order Rayonier to honor a contract it later reneged on after agreeing to sell the parcel to a Realtor working on behalf of the city in June 2012. Before reading a resolution explaining the necessity of acquiring the Rayonier property for a public purpose, Mr. Maloney told commissioners he wanted to employ both (legal) proceedings in case something mance lawsuit. legal term for enforcing a con tractual agreement after one party attempts to back out of the agreement. The existing disposal site for the citys treated wastewater sludge, on farmland north of Glen St. Mary, may not be available much longer and a sense of urgency has arisen, the city attorney stated. City Manager Gerald Dopasked the city to drop the lawsuit in exchange for the companys pledge to come up with an alternative site. However, he said the company had previously offered to do that but later re fused to sell any land to the city We just need something that will serve the citys needs to dispose of its treated waste water, Mr. Dopson said. Weve been backed into a corner. The city manager said Rayonier expressed concerns that its surrounding timberlands could be devalued by the presence of a sewage believe that would happen because the proposed site would be well buffered by a wide band of trees and brush. The city does not want any adversarial problems with Rayonier, Mr. Dopson said. I would encourage Rayonier to look at this as an opportunity to work with the city to resolve a public need issue. The resolution unanimously adopted by the commission states the declaration of a public necessity to acquire title through condemnation by right of eminent domain to certain real property for the construction, maintenance and treatment of bio-solids generated at the (city) wastewater treatment plant The document further asserts that the proposed spray cally meet standards for waste disposal imposed by the State of Florida and will enhance and maintain the reliability and inbakercountypress.comVisit our website and vote each week in our online poll. ONLINE POLL RESULTSWould you be willing to lead a neighborhood litter cleanup eort if local government provided supplies free of charge?43% Yes 40% No 5% Already doing it 1 2% What litter? Appointee will replace Rhoden on Macclenny commission in AprilSee page 4 We need something that will serve the citys needs .... Weve been backed into a corner.Gerald DopsonMacclenny City Manager S ee page 2 MIKE ANDERSON PRESS ST AFF Thousands of pine trees in an area near Sanderson in western Baker County, located near railroad tracks and two major highways, could be replaced one day by a manufacturing plant, warehouse, mining operation or some other business employing hundreds of people. At least, thats what is intended in a proposal to amend the countys long-range com prehensive plan to change the future land use designation on 300 acres from agriculture to industrial. The Baker County Land Planning Agency, an appointed panel that reviews land use and zoning applications, endorsed the proposed change during a meeting on the evening of February 14 and sent it on to the county commission for consideration. Ed Preston, the countys planning and zoning director, told the board that the proposal, known as a large scale future land use amendment, had met the unanimous approval of the development review committee comprised of various county department heads, and his staff also recommended approval. drawn up, nor are any known developers interested in the site at the moment, Mr. Preston said. Or, if there are, he said, they havent told me about it. The purpose, he said, is to move the site one step closer to industrial development status. The county wants to be prepared to move forward quickly to expedite the process for any potential developers that may surface in the future. Preston told the LPA panel. This (amend ment) would foster economic development and industrial growth in the county. Darryl Register, executive director of the Baker County Economic Development Comvelopers mouth when they express interest in Baker County for an industrial development is whether a site already approved for industrial use is immediately available. Competition is tough among Northeast Florida counties when it comes to bringing in new jobs-producing developments, Mr. Register said, and anything Baker County can do to improve the odds could prove benChanging the land use on the 300-acre site near Sanderson now, he said, will help attract prospective developers by eliminat-Backup: take Rayonier tractfor sludge eld BAKER Glen St. Mary Sanderson Macclenny 121 1212 90 10 90 Baker Economic Development Commission RayonierSee Inset Map JOEL ADDINGTON N EWS EDITOR email@example.comFive couples renewed their vows and another was married at New Life Church by Pastor Jack Pope on Valentines Day. There was Ralph and Pa mela McCormick, who attend services at the church on N. SR 121 and celebrated their 50th anniversary last month. dren, seven grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and many, many memories. How did they make their Mainly its been our trust in the Lord, said Mr. McCormick before the vow renewal ceremony with four other couples. Weve had lots of serious ups and downs, but both of us hung onto the Lord, so it has been easy to forgive one another. And never go to bed mad, added Mrs. McCormick. Pastor Pope and other congregates opened the 7 pm evening service with several praise and worship songs. That was followed by a message from the pastor about the roles of men and women in the household and some dos and donts for marriage according to scripture. You cant go into marriage with the idea that its a 50-50 partnership, said Mr. Pope. You have to go into marriage understanding that youre going to give 100 percent and youre not going to hold anything back. As soon as you begin to give less than that, someone is going to feel cheated ... Effective S ee page 2 PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON Ralph and Pamela McCormick renew their vows February 14.S ee page 4
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Letters are welcome, but must contain the signature of the writer, a telephone number and city of residence. Letters must reect opinions and statements on issues of current interest to the general public. The newspaper reserves the right to reject any material which in the newspapers judgement does not meet standards of publication. CONT AC T US By phone at 904.259.2400 or by fax at 904.259.6502. You can stop by our oce located at 104 S. Fifth Street, Mac clenny, FL or mail your submission to PO Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063. We are available online at www.bakercountypress.comCOMMEN TT B C PPage3F EBRU A RY 21, 2013 Page 2 T B C P ursday, February 21, 2013I walked out my front door on Monday and there were three big boxes sitting on my front porch. I knew better than to think this was any really cool stuff for me. I knew exactly what was sitting on my porch. Wedding swag. As you probably know if youve been following my column, my only daughter Sara Beth is marrying Aaron Summers in April, which makes me the Father-ofthe-Bride. Weddings seem to produce a lot of stress all the way around. Im not sure why that is, but my steep learning curve seems to be getting steeper all the time. If you look at a wedding at its basic element, I cant quite get the high stress level. People line up and smile and take pictures. Songs are sung. Words are spoken. It takes about 20 minutes all told. Then you have a party. My wife and daughter would tell me that I just dont understand. Thats because I am a guy and guys dont get weddings the way girls do. No groom that Ive ever met has been thinking about his wedding since he was 6 years old. He doesnt subscribe to Bride magazine. He doesnt watch Bridezillas, Say Yes to the Dress, My Fair Wedding, or any of the dozen or so wedding shows on television. Thats why I scratch my head in amazement as things keep piling up in my living room. An earlier shipment was chandeliers. Why do we need chandesince the wedding is outside. Were hanging them in the trees, I was told. Theres no electricity in the trees. These have candles in them. Candles in the trees. I can see how this could be a very memorable wedding. Particularly for the fire department. Not funny. I agree. After that, information wasnt really forthcoming. I had to dig a little. This shipment was full of glass thingees. What are these glass thingees They go on the table. No. Maybe. I gave up. My wife awakened this morning at 3 am and when I woke up three hours later was hit with questions about how we will pay for the wedding. I have some thoughts on that. Other fathers have told me that sticking up a convenience store wont do the trick and I dont want to rob a bank Im not as quick as I used to be. So I think we sell shares in the wedding. I dont think I want to hear this. Be serious. Youre not helping. I am. Its a novel idea. For $500 you can sponsor the wedding cake. It will be like NASCAR with wedding logos. A thousand gets your business name on the napkins. $2000 and your logo is sticking out of the bridal bouquet. Stop. Im just getting started. It could be very tasteful, in the wedding colors and all. If you arent a high roller, you can purchase a song at the reception for $20. Not funny. It isnt any different from a bridal registry where youre telling people what to buy. Of course, if you want to sponsor the whole wedding you get to name the first-born child. If you are a sports fan it could be Shaquille ONeal Summers or if its a girl and youre a country music fan, Taylor Swift Summers. For a Biblical history buff, Nebuchadnezzar Xerxes Summers. The list could go on and on. Im not talking to you any more. You have to think like a venture capitalist. Hmm. 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The study also discovered that 31 percent of parents check their kids account four to ve times per week. Not all parents pry that often, 14 percent of Facebook using parents reported only sporadically checking out their kids pages and 11 percent said they check their kids out on Facebook once a month. Do you check up on your children on Facebook or trust them to stay within the boundaries you set? Trishia Rose Hall: I check daily! Brandi Nicole Rhoden: I check both my kids on a daily basis! Dennis Whelan: Check ofte, it kind of gives you an idea of who there friends are,and their activities. Patricia Washington: Have to make sure they are safe. Sarah Giles Bridges: My child doesnt even know her password. Charmaine McWonderful: If I dont check behind them to keep them on a straight road, who will? Kids are impressionable and social media can encourage them to say and do things they wouldnt normally do just to t in! Sandra Carter Harvey: Its not called prying, its called parenting. Facebook opens the door for cyberbullying, porn, strangers, etc. If you are going to allow your child on Face book, then you should know what they are doing on there and who they are interacting with. Jena Crews: I check almost daily. Alicia Lass Musgrove: Its not about a trust thing with me. Its about keeping them safe. There are all them perverts out there,that can take the innocent out of your child. I also check her bookbag, room and know where she is at at all times. My little one is 11 years old, her brothers and sister range for 23 to 30. We had a scare one time and it wont happen again. Keep checking parents. Know what your kids are doing at all times. Alyssa Nicole Fernandez: My parents checked mine when I lived with them and I was younger. I hated it. I think that if you arent supposed to check into your spouses account or phone or business, you shouldnt pry into your kids. If youre a good parent, you should trust in that. Leave your kids stu be. That doesnt teach kids to trust, it teaches them to be suspicious. Holly Burks Dillard: Yep, I paid for the computer and pay for the Internet, so I will check as often as I want too. Leslie Wahlstrom Teeter: My sons Facebook is under my e-mail. I see everything. I also log into his account twice a week. Its alarming what kids post these days! Jerome Reimer Jr.: We check their Facebook and text messages daily! Keith Overstreet: Doesnt matter. Kids are on Twitter now. Us parents took Facebook away from them. Tracey Dunmire Anderson: I check all three of my kids on a daily base, 2 or 3 times a day. Jennifer Wilson: The computer is in the living room and with a big family there is always some one around. Kinda hard to get away with anything around here on the Internet. I have all of their passwords to Facebook and every game they play and they know it and dont mind. They like that if they forget a password I can give it to them. They also know that until they are 18 that I can, at any time, log into any account they have and check on it. I dont make a habit out of it though. Kids need space just as much as they need a parent and I try to balance the two. Nancy Storch Oliver To bad parents dont take as much time prying into there homework and school work!! then they might not have to be so concerned about their facebook Zach Yelko: I dont have any kids, but I know I wouldnt want some one looking into my business. It would also just give them another reason to not tell you something or be as open. Like Keith said Twitter is where you see everyone migrating to. Join us Facebook.com by searching for The Baker County Press. We post reader questions, breaking news updates and links to content on www. bakercountypress.com and other web sites. Its also a great way to send in news tips, photographs and other news content for publication weekly in The Baker County Press, or to get your questions answered from our growing and lively online community. Call today for your FREE implant consultation!All work done in our Macclenny of ce, no referrals or driving to Jacksonville! Treatment rooms are private and con dential. IMPLANTS ARE A PERMANENT SOLUTION TO MISSING TEETH! Melissa Taylor, R.D.H. Dr. Carter, D.M.D IMPLANT CONSULTATION INCLUDING X-RAYS FREE$175 VALUE tegrity of the citys wastewater treatment. pressure to meet new state environmental standards for the disposal of treated wastewater that went into effect January 1, and they want the city to have its own tion. The city began a search for property over a year ago after discovering that the existing property where it has been dumping sludge material for years had also been used by other entities, including a septic tank contractor East Star Industries of Starke. That became a problem with the Florida Department of En vironmental Protection, which required assurance that the different materials were not being mixed, and the citys disposal per mit was jeopardized. The Rayonier property was de clared the preferred site after soil borings and other environmental tests revealed it was ideal for the citys needs. Other sites had been rejected for one reason or another by the city. The resolution states that would receive up to 50,000 gallons of liquid sludge each week based on the citys current volumes, would adequately serve its current residential, commer cial and industrial customers and the population growth that is anticipated. It is that anticipated future Rayonier in the future, Mr. Dop son said, because if the citys water and sewer lines are extended farther north to serve new subdivisions, marketability of lands in the vicinity owned by Rayonier and others would be enhanced. er began shortly after commissioners voted on June 12, 2012 to buy the 114-acre parcel from Lewyn Boyette, a Macclenny real estate agent who one day earlier had entered into a contract to buy the land from Rayonier for $399,000 without disclosing his intention to resell the property to the city. Rayonier subsequently told Mr. Boyette the deal was off and that the company wouldnt have agreed to the sale had it known about his secret plan to sell to the city. In November, the city combuy the Rayonier property and authorized its attorney to have Mr. Boyette assign the contract to the city and then prepare a lawsuit asking the court to or der Rayonier to comply with the contract. Mr. Maloney said at the time such a maneuver probably would be quicker and less costly der eminent domain. Last week, however, he recommended Macclenny begin the eminent domain process in case city doesnt prevail in the lawsuit, which could take several months or longer to resolve. ing the time-consuming process of getting the land use changed to meet their needs. The site, which lies 500 feet south of US 90 and just a few miles west of the US 90/Interstate 10 interchange, is comprised of three separate parcels owned by two different entities. The Baker County Economic Development Commission owns 140 acres and the remaining 160 adjacent acres are owned by Plum Creek Land Co., one of the nations largest owners of timberland. mits a site development plan, which will be reviewed and approved by the development review committee, the land planning agency and the county commission. Current zoning allows no more than one residence per 10 acres. An industrial land use category, Mr. Preston explained, is intended for activities predominantly associated with manufacturing, assembly, processing or storage of products, distribution and mining industries. Intensities of use could include heavy industry, light industry and industrial park operations. No more than 15,246 square feet of building space per acre would be allowed and the maximum height for structures is 60 feet. Since 178 acres on the site are wetlands, high and dry acreage elsewhere probably would have to be offered to mitigate the damage to wetlands that may have to be used on the property for development purposes, Mr. Preston said. Thats one issue that would be dealt with as part of a site development plan. Lara Diettrich, a Jacksonville planning consultant working with the economic development commission, told the LPA board that the 300 acres of timberland is ideal for development for a number of reasons, including access to major highways and railways, its compatibility with surrounding land and, according to a preliminary environmental review, no endangered species or habitats were found on the property. Ms. Diettrich said it is common practice for local chambers of com merce and economic development agencies and county governments to put together a portfolio of developable parcels of land prepared for future users in order to expedite development agreements. A parcels land use is an essential factor in determining whether a developer proceeds or passes on a location, she said, adding that counties can win or lose out in competition for developers. Mr. Preston said the property is close enough to the former Olustee Interstate Development Node (now urban growth area) for rational and economical extension of centralized water and sewer infrastructure It is anticipated, he said, that if this site is approved and developed before the Olustee Interstate Development Node that the required utility facilities will be designed so that they can be expanded into the urban growth area. F rom page 1 F rom page 1 Over the last decade or so the state has become an incu bator of sorts for the conservative government policy commonly called outsourcing. Steered by the Florida Legislature and three consecutive Republican governors, Florida has been turning over more and more state functions to private entities, arguing they can deliver the services just as effectively as state employees, but for less money. The legislatures regular session doesnt start until March 5 but its clear already that the GOP-controlled House and Senate chambers are poised to stay the course; giving more public school money to char ter schools, putting more of the states Medicaid recipients and the associated state and federal funding into the hands of private health insurers and outsourcing more operations within the state prison and mental health systems. It would appear that if theres any private entity inside or outside Florida willing, for a small fee of course, to assume what has historically been a state function, the state is more than happy to make a deal. This moving of public mon ey into private coffers, however, is a form of government welfare and one might even call it wealth redistribution. Only instead of redistribut ing it from the rich to the poor, elderly or disabled, its going from all of us to the wealthy, panies lobbying our state representatives for a slice of that government cheese. Just as our federal income taxes support food stamps and other welfare programs, the many and varied funding mechanisms that supply revenue to the state (including sales taxes, gas taxes, business taxes, gambling taxes) often support a select group of private for-profit and nonprofit corporations. Some, Im sure, do good work for the state, and by extension us taxpayers. Others are paid millions of dollars to do shabby work on behalf of taxpayers. Take the Tallahassee-based technology company Spider Data Services, for example. It was paid $5.5 million in public money via a no-bid contract with former senate president Mike Haridopolis to build a transparency website for state government documents. Low and behold, access to the site was restricted to top legismembers or the general public. To do that, the company wanted another $1 million per year to maintain the site with expanded access. To his credit, Governor Scott and others like new senate president Don Gaetz have been reluctant to pour more money into a shady deal and the companys contract expired December 31. Still, thats a hefty chunk of change to basically squander. And get this the state already had two transparency websites when the Spider Data built the third one. Despite years of outsourcing in Tallahassee, ostensibly to save taxpayers money, Floridas spending has continued to balloon. Since 2000, when control of the governors mansion went to Republicans (the legisla ture has been under GOP con trol since 1996), total expenditures through 2011 have nearly doubled from $45.2 billion to $84.6 billion, according to the U.S. Census bureau. Thats a jump of 87 percent. Meanwhile, Floridas population has risen only 20 percent rose 30 percent nationally. Would spending have risen just as much or more without the state privatizing so many of But pretending these polidesigned to mask the reality that we all dine on government largesse in one way or another. I wont pretend that governslow to change and wasteful. All too often, however, it seems our state leaders are more concerned with findsteer public money into private hands, without regard for whether those hands can deliver superior services or actually save taxpayers money. On Point In PrintJoel Addington Weldon, Thomas honorees at dinnerThe Baker County Education Foundation is hosting its third annual Leaving a Legacy scholarship dinner on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 6:30 pm in the Family Life Center at the First Baptist Church of Macclenny. Honorees this year will be re tired teachers Joyce Weldon and the late Mary Jo Thomas. Tickets are $25 per person. For further information or to purchase tickets, please contact the school superintendents office at 259-0427 or 259-0428. Proceeds will be used for student scholarships. Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm NO EXCEPTIONS! Out of County SubscribersFed up with your copy of The Press arriving late, or not at all? We have a cost-effective solution to your problem.Subscribe to our E edition @ www.bakercountypress.com As simple as an e-mail.....If you have any information you think we need to know, send it to:firstname.lastname@example.orgT B C P 104 South Fifth St. 904-259-2400
ursday, February 21, 2013 T B C P Page 5 Page 4 T B C P ursday, February 21, 2013 MIKE ANDERSON PRESS ST AFF Starting April 4, two city managers will be running the city of Macclenny. But only for a month. Thats the date Phil Rhoden will cease to be a city commissioner and become city manager, while City Manager Gerald Dopson begins the countdown to his retirement on May 1 after 43 years as the citys top administraMr. Dopson recommended Mr. Rhoden replace him during the city commission meeting on February 12 when he formally tendered his resignation, which he announced last month. Commissioners reluctantly accepted it and unanimously approved his recommendation. Were going to table this item for two or three years, Mayor Gary Dopson said jokingly when his brothers resignation came up on the agenda. After the laughter died down, the city manager said he doesnt relish the thought of leaving city hall and a job that he considers a labor of love and a privilege to have for so many years. But its time, he said. I think the time is right for this to take place, he said. I do have mixed emotions about it, though. The issue is the City of Macclenny is moving forward and Im encouraged about where the city is going to go. Phil Rhoden is the one to lead the city into the future. The board made his appoint ment effective April 4 so he and the city manager could work together for four weeks to ensure a smooth transition. Gerald has built something that anybody could run, Mr. Rhoden said. Still, he said in an interview on February 14, the thought of re placing someone whos been in is a bit daunting. Its kind of like Im replacing Terry Bradshaw, he said of the former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback who led his team to four Super Bowl victories. Thats what I feel like Im coming into. By the time Mr. Rhoden graduated from Baker High in 1972, Mr. Dopson had already been the city manager for two years. Since then, hes helped guide the city through four decades of change and growth, including a doubling of population. Although he is 58 years old and has only been on the city commission since 2005, Mr. Rhoden said he feels like a kid compared to fellow board members, who ages range from about 68 to 80. But no board member ques city hall, his relative youth notwithstanding. I personally dont think we than Phil Rhoden, said Mayor Dopson, a doctor who works with Mr. Rhoden at NEFSH, who then turned to the commissioner and said: Youve got some big shoes Commissioner Vernon Ben nett, one of the boards senior members, agreed that the city manager had picked the right person to succeed him. We dont have any confusion about changing managers, Mr. Bennett said. I feel just as com fortable about this man (Rhoden) stepping into that chair. He can do the job. Mr. Rhoden, a member of one of the oldest families in Baker County dating back to the 1800s, attended Lake City Community College for a year before dropping out to work in the family business running the former Rexall Drugs, where his father and sister were pharmacists, in the old Crockett Building on U.S. 90 downtown. He said he did everything from sweeping up to working behind the lunch counter making sandwiches, syrupy sodas and milk shakes. He would often greet customers with the same line: You want a strawberry smash or a He said he really didnt know when his earliest descendants settled in Baker County, which was inhabited mainly by Seminole Indians long before it became a county by an act of the Florida Legislature in 1861. It goes way back, he said. My great grandmother, my dads mother, was part Indian, he said. I remember hearing stories of smoking a corn cob pipe. One of his earliest heroes was his father, who served in the military during World War II and later put himself through college at the University of Florida. But during the Great Depression in the 1930s, he said, his father took any kind of work he could meet, including jobs in one of the countys biggest industries at that time: moonshine. My dad, as a boy, toted sugar (used by moonshiners) on his back to make a little extra money, he said. Everybody back then did whatever they could to survive. Mr. Rhoden said serving on the city commission has been an honor and a privilege, and that he looked forward to the challenges ahead, which will include adopting a new budget in the next six months, resolving a legal dispute with Rayonier over company land the city wants to buy for use as a sewage sludge disposal from city hall. The commission will appoint on the board until the municipal elections on September 10. If the appointee runs and has no opposition, he or she will be elected term through September 2015. In addition to Mr. Rhodens Seat 3, the September 10 ballot will include Seats 2 and 4, held by Commissioners Tommy Johns and Richard Johnson, whose current terms expire this year. Mayor Gary Dopson and Commissioner Vern Bennetts terms expire in 2015. On April 3, the day before his new job begins, Mr. Rhoden will resign from Northeast Flor ida State Hospital where he has worked since 1988, currently as head of the warehouse and property department. Mr. Dopson, who stands to receive about $30,384 for 978 hours of accumulated sick leave as of May 1, never had a contract with the city and commissioners agreed to let Mr. Rhoden serve without a contract, as well. His starting salary is $69,000 a year. Thats the current salary Mr. Dopson receives. His pay was reduced seven years ago when he became eligible for retirement communication can only occur when two people completely un derstand one anothers needs, desires and dreams. If youre not talking to one another, I want you to know the devils going to talk to you both. After dating on and off for 26 years, Johnny and Sandra Johnson of Sanderson decided to tie the knot last week at New Life. They obtained a marriage license the previous week and were planning courthouse nuptials, that is until they saw New Life Churchs Valentines Day It was great, said Mr. John son, 45, of the ceremony. I loved it. It was very nice. The couple is in the midst of starting an auto-transport busi ness and buying a home together, so a traditional wedding and honeymoon will have to wait. Mrs. Johnson, 44, said they met shortly after high school when she was working at an apartment complex and Mr. Johnson came in to rent a unit. I thought he was a very nice guy, she said. Mr. Johnsons first impression of his future wife was a little different. She was cute, he said with a chuckle, but she had these Jehri curls back then ... I felt kind of sorry for her. Mrs. Johnson has two teenage daughters from a previous Poodle named Cody rounds out their family. Danielle and Mark McCalvin of Cuyler renewed their vows last week after two years of marriage and more than three years together. Mrs. McCalvin sings in New Lifes choir and her husband is an usher, but she had no idea they were about to renew her vows until the day of the ceremony. Thats when she spotted their names on the list of couples repledging their love. After the ceremony, however, came another surprise her new ring. wasnt a big wedding. Just family and a few friends at moms in Tampa, said Mrs. McCalvin, 34. My wedding band is really pretty but it was something simple and I always told Mark I wanted an addition to it, she said. He listens very good. The McCalvins met through an Internet dating service and talked on the phone for about six months before meeting face-toface. A long-distance courtship ensued in which Mr. McCalvin, 38, was traveling between Baker County and Tampa twice a month. I guess I thought she was a keeper, the Kentucky native said. I was driving three and half hours every other weekend so I must of liked her pretty good. Mrs. McCalvin, who has three children from a previous relationship, has some advice for new couples: take your relationship slow and really get to know your partner before getting serious. She said her husbands the strong silent type and his work ethic and honesty were the traits that won her affection. You cant meet the love of your life in a bar, said Mrs. McCalvin. The Valentines Day wedding Life Church. Its leaders wanted to do something a little different for their regular Thursday night service since it fell on the holiday. They may do it again, when Valentines Day falls on Sunday, said Brandi Staier, who helped organize the event. F rom page 1 When inquiries are received, Chamber members are recommended rst. Consumers are more likely to make a rst time purchase from a business recommended by the Chamber. Call 259-6433 for more information!2013The year to join the Chamber of CommerceJoin today and receive 3 months of free advertising atbakerchamber .com(a value equal to the average annual membership dues)MEMBERSHIP HAS BENEFITS! TO ALL CITY BUSINESS OWNERS: Over the next few weeks members of the City of Macclenny Fire all commercial structures within the city limits. safely while saving property and lives. a marked city owned vehicle should not be allowed to inspect your Macclenny Fire Rescue WE ARE BAKER COUNTYS ROOFING EXPERTSCOMBS BUILDERS, INC. We specialize in problem roofs 259-2563 FREE Estimates Notice of Public Disclosure of the Full Cost of Solid Waste within the City of MacclennyPursuant to Rule 62.708, Florida Administrative Code, the Macclenny City Commissioners of Macclenny, Florida discloses the following Full Cost of Solid Waste Management for residential 2011-2012Number of Residents 2,120 Number of Businesses 276 Total 2,396 Charge per Residence $213.84$289.92 Charge per Business (Based on cubic yard volume) $327.00$7,142.04 Solid Waste Management Cost for City $603,062.74 Solid Waste Special Assessment Collections from Residences and Businesses $821,419.38 Balance Funded from other Revenue Sources $0 Friday 7:30 am 5:30 pm Saturday 7:30 am 2:00 pmREBATES & DISCOUNTS TIRE & WHEELS PACKAGESTreat your car with the tax refund this year!112 S. 6th Street | Macclenny 259-8555 2 Days OnlyMarch 8-9 112 S. 6th Street | Macclenny 259-8555 A Macclenny motorist faces multiple charges including drunk driving for losing control of his pickup on Tom Wilkerson Rd. the evening of February 11 and taking out the roof of a front porch attached to a neighbors mobile home. Thomas Starling, 47, admitted when questioned by Deputy Daryl Mobley that he had been drinking before spinning out in his 2001 Toyota pickup about 6 pm and striking posts holding up the porch at the residence of Serena Graham. When the officer arrived, Mr. Starling was not at the scene and he was soon returned by his son. He admitted to being at Macs Liquors, and said passenger Fain Strickland urged him to Get on it when they turned off nearby CR 23A. He then lost control of the truck and fishtailed onto the Graham property before crashing into the porch just short of the residence. His mouth was lacerated, and no one else was injured. The owner estimated damage at $1500. Mr. Starling failed field sobriety testing and was taken to jail where his blood alcohol level measured .190, more than twice what the state considers intoxicated. He was booked for DUI, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage and careless driving. the morning of February 12 after stopping his 2001 GMC truck on 6th St. because he was not wearing a seat belt. Deputy Mobley learned the driver had three prior license suspensions and arrested him for that, plus issued tickets for having an expired tag and no proof of insurance. ary 12 after Deputy Matt Riegel learned the state revoked his license six times and suspended it twice. The officer stopped him driving a 1991 Ford pickup on South 6th St. about 6 pm because the vehicle had no tag light. February 17 in downtown Macclenny after Deputy Mobley saw him run the stop sign at MLK and US 90. The motor vehicle data bank indicated Mr. Jackson had never been issued a Florida drivers license but had three suspension orders for failure to pay traffic fines. The sheriffs department learned this week of another copper theft from an air conditioning unit in downtown Macclenny. About 24 feet of tubing was removed from a unit belonging to Taylor Church on Railroad Ave. just east of South 6th St. between January 30 and February 13. The property is adjacent to Baker Vision, where a similar crime was reported overnight on February 6. Other units have been vandalized in the core downtown the past two months. Damage to the church-owned unit was placed at $100. In other thefts, a Macclenny woman was arrested about noon on February 13 for attempting to steal $10 worth of cosmetics from CVS Pharmacy downtown. Store manager Mike Rogers called police when he said Wanda Bowlinn, 18, attempted to leave the store after stashing the merchandise in her purse while she was in a rest room. She was booked for petty theft. clenny Elementary, reported a $600 cell phone taken from her purse the afternoon of February 11. The GPS feature on the phone indicated it was at several locations on West Minnesota in Macclenny that day, but Deputy John Minkel said no contact was made with a suspect. A boyfriend was arrested for felony battery on a Macclenny woman while they sat in a vehicle in the parking lot of a medical office on South 6th St. the morning of February 15. Daniel Churchville, 24, of Jacksonville became angry when Tiffiny York, 31, of Macclenny refused to hand over the keys to a 2012 Chevrolet belonging to her aunt, the victim told Deputy Cle ments Leo following the incident about 10:20 am. The officer said when he arrived at the scene, Ms. York exited the Childrens Medical Clinic visibly upset and claiming Mr. Churchville choked her and struck her several times about the head. Her 8-year-old daughter witnessed the attack and affirmed Ms. Yorks version. The girlfriend said she was aware that Mr. Churchville does not have a valid drivers license. The boyfriend denied the allegation, admitting only that he pushed Ms. York in self-defense. Deputy Leo noted that the girlfriend refused to complete a writ ten statement, saying she didnt want Mr. Churchville to go to jail. He was booked for felony domestic battery by strangulation and domestic battery. In a second domestic violence case, Phillip Monds, 24, was arrested for battery on estranged wife Shayna Monds, 22, at the accused mothers residence on W. Ohio in Macclenny in the early morning hours of February 12. Ms. Monds told deputies Daryl Mobley and John Minkel her estranged husband grabbed her throat and struck her in the eye during an argument that began after she went to the address about 1:30 am. Mr. Monds told the officers he was attacked while sleeping and had no recollection of striking his wife. The couple is divorcing. of Glen St. Mary was arrested the evening of February 13 for striking her mother Kristina, 36, during an argument that flared at their residence on Warren Thompson Rd. after the accused came home drunk. Deputy Koty Crews said the mother was taken by a rescue team to Fraser Hospital for treatment of a scalp laceration she received when her daughter allegedly slammed her head into pavement. The daughter countered she acted in self-defense. complaints alleging battery against three people involved in a fight at a residence on CR 120 in the west county the evening of February 12. Police were called to the Fraser emergency room where Peyton McLemore, 20, of Macclenny was being treated for abdominal pain. She is pregnant. Earlier, Ms. McLemore and her boyfriend Anthony Rhoden, 21, of St. George, GA argued outside the residence of Kevin Crews, 21, and his girlfriend Ciara Stokes, 26. Ms. Stokes said she intervened and was pushed by Mr. Rhoden, then her boyfriend and he began fighting. All gave Deputy Riegel conflicting versions of events. at Northeast Florida State Hospi tal was named in a criminal complaint for battery on employee Cheryl Stouamire, 54, of Glen St. Mary in the early morning hours of February 9. In a report to police three days later, the employee said she was struck on the arm several times while attempting to restrain the patient from cutting herself. In a second report from the state hospital, a 52-year-old male patient accused another male, 44, of kicking him in the face the afternoon of February 12 while he sat in a wheelchair. Police arrested a Macclenny man on February 12 for theft of jewelry from his grandmother, a crime he admitted to because he said he needed money for tires. Deputy Rodney Driggers said a routine review of pawn tickets turned up the name of Daniel Cordova, 20, as the person who brought two rings to Pawndero sa in Macclenny on two dates in January. One of them matched the description of a ring reported stolen earlier by Elizabeth Cor dova from her residence on Yellow Pine Circle north of Glen St. Mary. The officer and Investigator Chris Volz learned later that day from the victim that several other jewelry pieces, including ear rings, a necklace and other rings, were missing from her bedroom. She also said her grandson stayed at her address off and on for six months. The victim estimated the value of the missing property at $2000. Mr. Cordova was located at his fathers residence, also on Yellow Pine, and brought to jail where he admitted to taking and pawning the two rings. He was charged with grand theft and dealing in stolen property, both felonies. In another theft that took place in a nearby neighborhood, a shop vacuum and surveying transit were taken from a carport and barn at the residence of Chris Rhoden between the evening of February 7 and the morning of February 9. Mr. Rhoden told Deputy Earl Lord the property was worth $600. In other recent burglaries: February 15 that four firearms were missing from his residence on Hilltop Rd. near Taylor. He told Deputy Jacob Satterwhite they were likely taken the previ ous week when he was away, and named a suspect who had access to the residence and has since moved out of state. The missing guns included two .22 rifles, a .357 pistol and .12 gauge shotgun. Total loss value was $600. ding ring valued at $600 was likely taken from the kitchen of her home on Clover Rd. south of Macclenny on February 6 or 7. She told Deputy Tony Norman when she reported the theft on February 13 that a house guest may be responsible. when he returned to his residence off CR 229 South on February 12 and found that a laptop computer worth $600 was missing. He told Deputy Chris Walker he was away for about nine hours that day, and it also appeared that someone had tampered with a vehicle outside.Attacked in parking lotRhoden will be new manager The sheriffs department responded to a number of vehicle-related thefts the past week, including an $1100 dirt bike taken from under a shed near Nursery Blvd. west of Glen St. Mary on February 15 or 16. The Yamaha bike belonging to Alan Tanner appeared to have been dragged from the shelter across the property to an old driveway that leads to Nursery Blvd. In other reports: were removed from his 2011 Dodge van parked outside his residence on CR 23C overnight on February 9. He gave no loss value. ing to Karen Eubank sometime between February 7-13, likely when it was parked at her residence on Marvin Lauramore Rd. She valued the property at $600. removed from a friends vehicle while it was parked outside Walmart in Macclenny the afternoon of February 12. She said it contained identification, jewelry, a camera and cell phone, and placed the loss value at $350. friends property on North College St. overnight on February 14. Veterans group to donate vehicle The Baker County Veterans Council (BCVC) will be giving away a donated vehicle to a needy veteran. The recipient must live in Baker County and be able to document an honorable or general discharge from one of the five military services. He or she must also be in need of reliable transportation. BCVC is a non-profit that helps veterans and the community. The group meets the second Thursday of each month at Firehouse Subs in Macclenny at 6 pm. If you know of a needy vet and want to nominate him or her for the vehicle, call Milton ONeill at 904-608-9839 or Tony Esterling at 259-8376. OUT OF COUNTY SUBSCRIBERS,Fed up with your copy of The Press arriving late, or not at all? We have a cost-effective solution to your problem. Subscribe to our E edition @ www.bakercountypress.com COPIESBlack & white/Full colorT O M110 South Fifth St.
ursday, February 21, 2013 T B C P Page 7 Page 6 T B C P ursday, February 21, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2010-CA-000141 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, FKA COUNTRY WIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff, vs. SCOTT SWENSON; DONNA SWENSON; ROLLING MEADOWS OF MACCLEENY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; ET AL. Defendants _______________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 30, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2010-CA-000141, of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for BAKER County, Florida. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP (hereafter Plaintiff), is Plaintiff and SCOTT SWENSON; DONNA SWENSON; ROLLING MEADOWS OF MACCLEENY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the EAST DOOR of the Courthouse; 339 East MacClenny Avenue, 1st Floor, MacClenny, at 11:00 a.m., on the 6th day of March, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 136, ROLLING MEADOWS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, AND 101 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. Under the American with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator at (352) 337-6237, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to par ticipate in a proceeding, please contact Court Interpreting at email@example.com. Dated this 31st day of January, 2013. AL FRASER CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Tabitha Wilson As Deputy Clerk Van Ness Law Firm, P.A. 1239 E. Newport Center Drive Suite #110 Deereld Beach, Florida 33442 Phone (954) 571-2031 Fax (954) 571-2033 Pleadings@vanlaw.com 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. 2/14-21c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2010-CA-000162 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR CARRINGTON MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2007-RFC1, ASSET-BACKED PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, Plaintiff, vs. CAROL E. BROWN; ERIC MARK STORKERSON, ET AL. Defendants _______________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 30, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2010-CA-000162, of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for BAKER County, Florida. WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR CARRINGTON MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2007RFC1, ASSET-BACKED PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES (hereafter Plaintiff), is Plaintiff and CAROL E. BROWN; ERIC MARK STORKERSON, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the EAST DOOR of the Courthouse; 339 East MacClenny Avenue, 1st Floor, MacClenny, at 11:00 a.m., on the 6th day of March, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: A PART OF THE EAST OF THE SE OF THE NE OF SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 1 SOUTH, RANGE 21 EAST, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE NE CORNER OF SAID EAST 1/2; THENCE S 88 DEGREES 35 39 W. ON THE NORTH LINE OF SAID EAST A DISTANCE OF 401.50 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST ERLY LINE OF KENNETH WALKER ROAD, A 36 FOOT WIDE COUNTY MAINTAINED RIGHT OF WAY; THENCE S 65 DEGREES 35 02 W, ON SAID SOUTHEASTERLY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 59.53 FEET TO THE EAST LINE OF LANDS DESCRIBED IN DEED BOOK 23 PAGE 499 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF SAID COUNTY .THENCE S 00 DEGREE 55 09 W ON SAID EAST LINE A DISTANCE OF 186.70 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LANDS; THENCE S 88 DEGREES 35 39 W, ON THE: SOUTH LINE OF SAID LANDS, A DISTANCE OF 210.00 FEET TO THE WEST LINE OF SAID EAST 1/2; THENCE S 00 DEGREE 55 W, ON SAID WEST LINE A DISTANCE 86.73 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST ERLY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD NO. 125, A 100 FOOT WIDE RIGHT OF WAY; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG AND AROUND A CURVE BEING CONCAVE NORTHEASTERLY AND HAVING A RADIUS OF 22868.30 FEET, AND ON SAID NORTHEASTERLY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD NO. 125, A CHORD BEARING AND DISTANCE OF S 38 DEGREES 53 05 E. 1045.29 FEET TO THE EAST LINE OF AFORESAID EAST 1/2, SAID CHORD HAVING A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 02 DEGREES 37 THENCE N. 00 DEGREE44 E. ON LAST SAID LINE OF A DISTANCE OF 1126.79 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Under the American with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator at (352) 337-6237, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711.If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact Court Interpreting at firstname.lastname@example.org. Dated this 31st day of January, 2013. AL FRASER CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Tabitha Wilson As Deputy Clerk Van Ness Law Firm, P.A. 1239 E. Newport Center Drive Suite #110 Deereld Beach, Florida 33442 Phone (954) 571-2031 Fax (954) 571-2033 Pleadings@vanlaw.com 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. 2/14-21c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 02-2011 CA 202 TD BANK, N.A., a national banking association, Plaintiff, v. HIGGINBOTHAM BROTHERS HEATING & AIR, INC., a Florida corporation, JOHN DAVID HIGGINBOTHAM, III and BRYAN L. HIGGINBOTHAM and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION, Defendants. _______________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 7, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 02-2011 CA 202 of the Circuit Court of the 8th Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at Baker County Courthouse, 339 E. Macclenny Avenue, Room 113, Macclenny, FL 32063 at 11:00 a.m. on the 30th day of May, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to-wit: Lots 1 and 4, Block 45, TOWN OF MACCLENNY, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Deed Book D, Page(s) 799, Public Records of Baker County, Florida. Lots 5 and 8, Block 45, TOWN OF MACCLENNY, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Deed Book D, Page(s) 799, Public Records of Baker County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 15th day of February, 2013. AL FRASER As Clerk of the Court By:Tabitha Wilson Deputy Clerk Richard B. Storfer, Esquire Rice Pugatch Robinson & Schiller, P.A. 101 NE 3rd Avenue, Suite 1800 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33301 Telephone (954) 462-8000 Telecopier (954) 462-4300 Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator at (352) 337-6237, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact Court Interpreting at email@example.com. 2/21-28c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 02-2013-CA-0040 RICHLAND INVESTMENT PROPERTIES, LLP A Florida Limited Liability Partnership, Plaintiffs, Vs. ROY W. CLARK, et al., Defendant. ___________________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION TO: ROY W. CLARK 7107 Norman Street AND 10977 Altmans Way, Glen St. Mary, Florida 32040 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Veried Mortgage Foreclosure Complaint has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on FRANK E. 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Lunch & snack included. 100% VPK READINESS RATINGfrom the State of Florida Contact Pastor Mitch Rhoden for more info @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-2131 JOEL ADDINGTON N EWS EDITOR email@example.comThe school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut thrust public safety issues to the forefront for local government those in education and law enforcement. Its no surprise then that Sher iff Joey Dobson and school Superintendent Sherrie Raulerson cited campus security among their top priorities for 2013. Immediately following the Christmas break, deputies were posted at all the countys campuses. Today, two campus deputies that used to be assigned sole ly to the middle school and high school, respectively, are tasked with monitoring other campuses in those vicinities. Sheriff Dobson said the same deputy patrols Westside Elementary and the high school because theyre located close to one another in north Glen St. Mary. Similarly, the deputy assigned to the middle school keeps watch over Keller Intermediate and the Pre-K Kindergarten Center, all located less than a mile apart in south Macclenny. Macclenny Elementarys close headquarters off 228 helps keep response times minimal at that location as well. For her part, Superintendent Raulerson has made improving the districts crisis management planning a major goal for 2013. The district has had such plans and procedures in place for years, but Mrs. Raulerson said schools need to rehearse them more often to ensure teachers, students and administrators respond as quickly and effectively as possible if a tragedy strikes. Training exercises are planned with law enforcement to replicate an active shooter situation on local campuses. They should prove invaluable in the future, the superintendent said. Mrs. Raulerson also traveled to Tallahassee last month to lobby a senate education appropriations committee for funding to boost physical security at local schools by installing safer doors, locks and the like. Anything you can do to make it harder to get inside, just by adding more obstacles in the process, thats more time a potential shooter will have to spend and more time for police to respond, said the superintendent. But, she said, the funding meet the most pressing needs of each individual district. They [state senators] wanted ating money maybe just for cameras, Mrs. Raulerson told school board members on January 22. ferent needs at different schools just within our small district, so you can imagine the differences there all across large and small districts, she said. I think they heard that loud and clear. Both the superintendent and the sheriff also cited accreditation as one of their top goals for 2013. Sheriff Dobson said the cor rections division of the sheriffs detainee facility for federal inmates, but the law enforcement division lacks a similar accredi tation and will be seeking it this year. The accreditation process is and reduce the departments potential liability by becoming a state-accredited law enforcement agency. Its a great task to take on, said Mr. Dobson. It will show the general public we meet all the standards for the State of Florida in law enforcement and corrections. Mrs. Raulerson and school offor district-wide accreditation that will help schools and district departments cooperate better to reach common goals. Our schools have always been accredited individually but never as a district-wide venture, the superintendent explained. By pursuing district accreditation we will also in clude our Adult Education and Career Center in the process, she said. Working with AdvancEd [the accrediting organization] on this process will aid us as a district to provide continuous improvement and facilitate the district leadership to work more closely with a systematic and team approach. Perhaps the biggest challenges facing both the school district and the sheriffs department this Last year the department reduced its budget some 10 per cent, mostly through attrition, or not replacing employees who retire. It was an effort to reduce cit, which was projected at $1.6 million when the county commissions 2012-13 spending plan Sheriff Dobson said the only way his department can endure further cuts is by laying off deputies. We dont expect any addi tional cuts from the county commission this year unless they tell us to cut protection to the public, he said. If they do that, well make that decision at that time ... Were bare bones right now. schools in 2013 will be continued implementation of the states more rigorous academic standards and testing requirements, together known as common core, particularly given the budget crunch in recent years. FLDOE [Florida Department of Education] has made it a state mandate, Mrs. Raulerson said of the heightened standards. This transition will have a major impact on teaching and learning, and assessing students. We will be working to provide a smooth transition between the New Generation Sunshine State Standards and the Common Core Standards across all grade levels. The challenge is making these changes when funds are limited. The superintendent also listed the following as general goals for 2013: ment in reading, writing, math and science over the previous years levels. schools graduation rate a priorenrolled and help our struggling students be more successful and graduate. tion of newly revised safety/crisis plans at all schools. That will include continued school and district wide safety committee meetings; a third party assessment of the districts crisis plans and determining best practices for developing and implementing the plans. and student attendance. In early January The Baker County Press polled all six of cers about their plans for 2013. said they didnt anticipate any changes in the coming year despite budget reductions made last year. the courthouse at its current levreduction in income from cases come is based on what we take in, he said. The biggest challenge, Mr. Fraser added, will be implemensystem that is expected to go live in May for every division in the electronically today. cited maintaining services as his major goal for the coming year. Implementing any state-mandated changes to property tax law task, Mr. Harvey said. I have no intention of any immediate changes. We made changes for the past three years to accommodate previous budget cuts, he added. to effectively serve and assist the citizens of Baker County while continuing to improve access to data forms and records through available technology, said Property Appraiser Tim Sweat. He said also pointed to dealing with changes mandated by the state as one of his offices cal data is reported to the Florida Department of Revenue. This results in computer programming updates and new programs written to accommodate the changes, said Mr. Sweat. He converting to a Windows-based software platform. Due to funding, this will be an on going process, he said. We understand the budget restraints and are trying to accomplish this with the least impact possible to the county. We have made great progress with our web site and GIS system. Crawfords says shes committed to addressing the needs of voters, whatever those may be. Crawford said complying with ever-changing laws on a lim Sheri Dobson Superintendent RaulersonPublic safety top prioritiesA Macclenny motorist who pulled up to a US 90 convenience store driving erratically in the presence of a county deputy ended up in jail the afternoon of February 17 charged with felony possession of crack cocaine. Ryan Giordano, 27, was at the wheel of a westbound 2004 Chevrolet that braked suddenly in front of the Kangaroo store across from the county courthouse about 5:45, then turned into the parking lot and again stopped suddenly partially in a parking space. Deputy Chris Walker had parked his patrol car in a nearby space and witnessed the vehicles approach. He detected a strong odor of alcohol on Mr. Giordano and saw several beer cans lying on a rear seat. During a routine body search, the deputy said he found a cigarette pack with a baggie inside containing several rocks of crack cocaine. A round glass pipe was found under the drivers seat. Deputy Walker said the driver admitted to smoking the drug and waved off field sobriety testing. The sole passenger in the Chevrolet was not charged. Mr. Giordano was booked at county jail for possession of crack and misdemeanor possession of the pipe. In another felony possession arrest, Jacob Thigpen Jr., 18, of Macclenny was charged following a traffic stop late on February 14 with possession of 31.5 grams of marijuana in two baggies concealed in his pants. Quantities exceeding 20 grams are sufficient for a felony offense. Deputy Trey McCullough said he clocked a 1998 Infiniti driven by the suspect northbound on SR 228 going 78 mph in a 60 zone about 10 pm. He conducted a body search on Mr. Thigpen after detecting the odor of pot inside the vehicle. he stopped a 1988 Toyota driven by Wiliam Koenig, 19, of Glen St. Mary after it ran a stop sign at US 90 and W. Boulevard about midnight on February 15. Before the vehicle came to a stop near 4th St., the officer noted it was traveling on the rim of a left rear flat tire, and the driver was not wearing a seat belt. He detected the odor of mari juana inside the vehicle, and Mr. Koenig produced a small baggie of the drug from a jacket pocket. A computer check also re vealed that rear seat passenger Philip Koenig, 45, had an active restraining order barring him from contact with his son. He was arrested for violating it, and the son for misdemeanor possession. stopped a vehicle driven by Daniel Denkins, 30, of Sanderson on Five Churches Rd. the evening of February 13 for an inoperable tail light and arrested the driver on a contempt of court warrant from El Paso County, Colorado.$300K bonus okayedJOEL ADDINGTON N EWS EDITOR firstname.lastname@example.org so sound that its board of directors voted February 5 to send Baker, Bradford and Union counties each $300,000. The board consists of two commissioners from each of the associations member counties, including Baker County commissioners Gordon Crews and Raiford. The associations last audit was excellent, said special meeting called the afternoon of February 5 for the board to consider the disbursement of funds. next expansion the biggest its every undertaken in seven years. Its expected to cost some $19 million. But, the director noted, the Baker County Combecome less dependent on reserves in the future. To do a withdrawal now, its probably the best time to do it, Mr. ONeal told the board, adding that New Rivers contract with Alachua County, its biggest customer responsible for some 70 percent of the facilitys waste stream, expires on January 1, 2019. Should the contractual relationship with Alachua County cease, he estimated that tipping fees for member counties would have to more than triple to make up the lost revenue. so theres ample time to plan for that, Mr. ONeal said. The one-time $300,000 payments come in addition to annual dividend payments budgeted for The dividend payments, typically about $100,000$200,000 a year, are adjusted annually, but are reoccurring expenses designed to compensate the counties, which collectively own the facility, for their initial investments and continued oversight. The six-member board, absent Bradford County commissioner Eddie Lewis, voted unanimously (50) in favor of the $300,000 payments to the counties. We could use that money and all three counties are in this together and have been from the start, said Commissioner Doyle Thomas of Bradford County. In other business, the board voted 5-0 to increase the salaries of Mr. ONeal and operations director Perry Kent by 2 percent. At a previous meeting last July, the board aptheir own request, received smaller increases of 3 percent, since they are the highest paid staffers. Union County Commissioner Wayne Smith, who pushed for the 5 percent raises last summer in lieu of 3 percent increases included in the budget, made a motion at the meeting to give Mr. Kent and Mr. ONeal the 2 percent bump as well. The board quickly approved the raises 5-0 after Mr. Smith received the blessing of board attorney Will Sexton to add the measure to the agenda as an emergency item. comply with Florida law when it declared the 2 percent raises an emergency action item to be added to the special meeting agenda. Even though I appreciate the action of the board, I have concerns on how they did this, Mr. ONeal er, directing her to not process the 2 percent raises. salary, the board voted to make the subject an emer gency action item, he wrote. The board asked their legal council, who was in attendance, if the emergency action item was appropriate, which he concreases for Perry Kent and myself should not occur until further legal consultation has taken place and additional action of the board at a regularly scheduled meeting approves the action. The board also approved a work order from the permit compliance in the coming months related to as other projects.Toxic Roundup at courthouse set for March 2 Make safe disposal of hazard ous and toxic materials part of your spring cleaning this year by taking advantage of the annual Toxic Roundup set for March 2 behind the county courthouse. The site will be manned from 9 am-3pm to accept old paint and insecticides, used oil and solvents, fluorescent lamps, used batteries, cleaning chemicals and other materials. The service is free. Make sure you pack hazardous waste containers in boxes with dividers and watch for leaks. Do not mix different or unknown materials together and make sure all are labeled. If you cannot identify the contents, label it unknown. For more information, call the county road department at 2752373.Free program to quit smoking Having a tough time with that New Years resolution to quit A free Quit Smoking Now class meets weekly for 90 minutes in Baker County, supervised by a trained facilitator. Participants receive a workbook, educational tools, a Quit Kid and nicotine replacement therapy (patches, lozenges or gum). This program has helped many clients quit smoking or tobacco use successfully. Early registration is required. If you are ready, call to register at (877) 784-8486. The 14-year-old granddaughter of a Macclenny couple was recently named a win ner of The Prudential Spirit of Community Award for outstanding volunteerism. Madison Bechtel, an eighth grader at Wake Forest Rolesville Middle School in North Carolina, was one of two students in the state chosen for the prestigious hon or. Only 101 are chosen nationwide. She is the daughter of Terry and Stephanie Bechtel of Wake Forest and the granddaughter of Stanley and Elaine McDonald of Macclenny. When she was in the sixth grade, she began working with a service club on an annual dance marathon that benefits North Carolina Childrens Hospital and Duke Childrens Hospital. Since her involvement began, the event has raised over $29,000 to benefit sick children. She has also worked with club members on an annual fair for wounded troops and an event for families who lost loved ones on Flight 93 on September 11, 2001. On her own, she is creating a help line for abused teen girls. Miss Bechtel will receive a $1000 prize, an engraved silver medallion and a trip to Washington in May where she will be honored with other nominees for Americas top youth volunteers of 2013. Madison Bechtel NOW AVAILABLE 1 and 2 BedroomsBaldwin GroveAPARTMENTS904-266-4070T.T.D. 1-800-955-8771RENTAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE TO QUALIFIED APPLICANTSThis institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm NO EXCEPTIONS! DONT Trash It, Sell It.Why send that sofa to the dump? Find a new home for it through the THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Photo Prints are Great Gifts (and so are mousepads, poster prints, and mugs)See many of the professional photos from our paper and thrill someone special by ordering a print or a photo gift of you favorite. News photographs are now available through easy online purchase! www.bakercountypress.com Click HERE to see & buy photos in the newspaperLook for this button on the top righthand side of our webpage, it links you to all of our pictures SHARE YOUR JOY & RECORD YOUR FAMILY HISTORY !Submit births, weddings & 50th+ anniversaries via email to email@example.com or at 104 S. 5th St., Macclenny4 week deadline on all submissions.Let us build it!The Baker County High School construction and carpentry students can build your pump house, tool shed, storage building, picnic table, dog house, bookshelves and much more. Our prices are reasonable. Please contact Terry Clardy at 259-6286, ext. 10322 or (cell) 673-6395.
ursday, February 21, 2013 T B C P Page 9 Page8F EBRU A RY 21, 2013 T L C Sunday school ~ 10:00 am Sunday service ~ 11:00 am Wednesday night Bible Study ~ 6:30 pmFamily style dinner ~ 1st Sunday of the month following serviceA church alive is worth the drive!Pastor Bobby & Faye Gri n The Road to CalvaryCorner of Madison & Stoddard Glen St. Mary Rev. Tommy & Doris AndersonYouth Director Rebecca LauramorePhone: 904-259-2213Sunday School: . . . 10:00 am Sunday Morning Service . 11:00 am Sunday Evening Service . 6:00 pm Wednesday Night . . 7:30 pm New Hope Church, Inc.23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.Sunday Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Childrens Church 11:00 a.m. Evening Services 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.Pastor J. C. Lauramore welcomes all Mt. Zion N.C. Methodist Church121 North 259-4461 Macclenny, FLPastor Tim CheshireSunday School 9:45 am Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm Wednesday Prayer Service 7:00 pm Jesus answered, "Verily, verily I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." John 3:5 DINKINS NEW CONGREGATIONAL METHODIST CHURCHCR 127 N. of Sanderson Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Morning Service 11:00 am Sunday Night Service 6:00 pm Wed. Night Service 7:30 pmPastor Allen Crews Assistant Pastor Timothy Alford MACCLENNY CHURCH OF CHRIST573 S. 5th St. 259-6059Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am Fellowship 10:30 am 11:00 amWorship Services 11:00 am Wed. Bible Study 7:00 pmMinister Sam F. Kitching Glen St. Mary, Florida1/2 mile South of I-10 on CR 125, right on Nursery Road the historic Budder Mathis House9:00 am Adult Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship/ Holy Communion 7:00 pm Wednesday Study/ Holy Communion Saint Peters in the GlenANGLICAN CHURCH Christian Fellowship TempleConnecting > Growing > ServingDavid Thomas-Senior Pastor Tim ThomasAssociate Pastor Gary Crummey-Youth PastorLooking for a place to plug in?Join us this week!Theres something for every age!Sundays Sunday School10:00 am Sunday Worship11:00 am Evening Worship6:00 pm Wednesdays Wednesday Worship7:00 pm Were located at 251 W. Ohio Ave. Macclenny, FL Check us out on the web! www.christianfellowshiptemple.com Welcome First Baptist Church of SandersonCR 229 S., Sanderson FLSunday School . 10:00 am Sun. Morning Worship 11:00 am Sun. Evening Worship 6:00 pm Wed. Eve. Bible Study 7:00 pm Everyone welcome! Calvary Baptist ChurchPastor Donnie E. Williams, Sr. Sunday School 10:00 am Preaching Service 11:00 am Sunday Night Service 6:00 pm Wednesday Service 7:00 pm523 North Boulevard W.a few blocks north of Hwy. 90 in Macclenny 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 Community FULL Gospel Church Bringing the Old Time Holy Ghost Anointing to this Generation12642 Mud Lake Rd., Glen St. Mary | 259-5742 Pastor Tommy Richardson welcomes all.First ServiceSunday, March 3at 11:00 am Followed by dinner in the Fellowship HallGospel Sing at 2 pmDebbie Perryman, Larry Harvey and the Gloryland Singers Woodlawn Kennels Quality Professional Care ....... . . . .................. rr rfnt b n b rnb nnn frntbrnr n rn b r f nbr frr f r rr r f tnbr rrb r nbb rb n n rr rrrrr ntb Committed to serving your family with the honesty, respect and integrity you deserveVisit our website for helpful resourceswww.forbesfuneralhome.net380 North Lowder St. | Macclenny259-4600FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED H.M. Hank Forbes, Jr. Owner/Licensed Funeral Director FORBESFUNERAL HOME Kevin Allaart, 28, of WoodbineKevin Lee (Little Kevin) Allaart Jr., 28, of Woodbine, GA died on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at Shands Jacksonville. He was born on December 2, 1984 in Brunswick, GA and was a lifelong resident of Camden County, where he attended high school and graduated with honors in 2003. He also attended Coastal Georgia Community College and received a welding certification in 2005. Mr. Allaart is survived by his wife of eight years, Emily Griffin Allaart; parents Kevin and Merry Allaart of Glen St. Mary; father-in-law and mother-inlaw Michael and La Nita Griffin of Woodbine; sisters Tonya Hernandez (Robert) of Kingsland, Wendy Allaart Slater of Glen St. Mary and Mary Lawrence (James) of Woodbine; brother Michael R. Griffin (Michelle) of Kingsland; several nieces and nephews; his beloved four-legged friend Razz. A memorial service was held on Sunday, February 10 at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys, GA.Phlou Hartley dies February 17Phlou Hartley, 85, died on Sunday, February 17, 2013. She was born October 30, 1927 in Leon, WV to the late Homer and Oma Newell. Phlou had lived in Jacksonville since 1972 and was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother who will be dearly missed by all. She was predeceased by husband Richard Hartley Sr. Survivors include son Richard Hartley Jr. (Pam) of Macclenny; brother Archer Newell of Ohio; sisters Anna Lee Craft and Opal Tullos, both of Jacksonville; grandchildren Melissa Elliott (Joshua) and Stacey Hartley; great-grandchild Harlow Elliott; numerous other relatives and friends. A graveside funeral service will be held on Friday, February 22 at 11 am at Evergreen Ceme tery in Jacksonville with Michael Tubbs officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday eve ning from 6-8 pm at Cedar Bay Funeral Home, 405 New Berlin Road in Jacksonville. Bebe Heernan dies February 10Bebe Marie Heffernan died on February 10, 2013. She was born in Adel, GA, raised in Miami and resided in Jacksonville for 44 years before moving to Macclenny in 1997. Bebe enjoyed a successful career in the food service industry and with her late husband Frank Schroeder managed food service at the old Jacksonville Railroad Station, Imeson Airport and Jackson ville International Airport. Frank died in 1976 and she continued managing three restaurants and a newsstand until her retirement in 1989. Bebe was an avid golfer who passionately followed the sport even after her playing days were over. She also loved to travel and visited many foreign countries. Flying with her husband Thomas in their airplane was a particular delight for her. She was predeceased by her mother Marie Smith, father Thomas Hodges and stepbrother James Smith. She is survived by her husband; stepdaughters Bonnie Williams (Brian), their son Joshua, and Kristin Crawley (Marty) and their children Olivia and Mason. She is also survived by stepbrother James Pergola (Ginger) of Naples, Florida. At her request there will be no service. The family will gather at a later date to celebrate her life. In lieu of a service and flowers, Bebe has asked that memorial contributions be made to the Jacksonville Humane Society, 8464 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32216, www.jaxhumane.orgEva Redmon, 70, dies February 14Eva Redmon, 70, of Macclenny died on Thursday, February 14, 2013. Ms. Redmon was active in the Tea Party and a proud member of the NRA. She was a local school bus driver who enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She is survived by sons Garrath Phelps of Macclenny, Jack Alan Waldrup of Texas and Robert (Anita) Pinkerton of Lake City; daughters Nadine (Robert) Klem of Jacksonville and Karen Kenney of Starke; seventeen grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by par ents James Henry and Effie Evans Phelps and daughter Deanna Waldrup. A graveside service was held at 11 am on Monday, February 18 at Macedonia Cemetery in Macclenny with Rev. Reuben Foster officiating. Forbes Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements. Kevin Allaart Eva Redmon In Loving Memory ofKevin Lee Allaart Jr.December 2, 1984February 6, 2013 Beloved Husband and SonGoodbye, Little Buddy Love, Mom & DadA Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his names sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. In loving memory Gina Michele Cornn Mama Happy Birthday!Im still loving you as if you were here. Its hard for me to hold back the tears. One minute you were here and now youre gone. Home with the family is where you belong. We miss you, Mom. LOVE, YOUR DAUGHTERNIKKI In loving memory Carol DuggerNot a day goes by that you are not thought of. All the precious memories are still there, like they were put there yesterday. You may be gone from this earth, but your love will be with me and our family forever. LOVE, TIMMY In loving memory of Nellie Elsie GaskinsIt has been 29 years since youve been gone and you have forever been in our hearts. We love and miss you. YOUR CHIL DREN, LUMARK, RICHARD, LONNIE, MOZELL, EARTHA AND ANNAGUSTA Monthly singThe Road to Calvary Church in Glen St. Mary will host its monthly gospel sing on Friday, February 22 starting at 7:30 pm.In loving memory Eva RedmonEva was a Christian, a friend and a Tea Party patriot. She will be missed. KATE SVAGDIS In loving memory Eva RedmonIt has been written, A friend is Gods way of showing us we dont have to walk alone. Eva Redmon was that friend. We miss you, Eva BILL AND THERESA Family gratefulThe family of Michael Raymond Swindell expresses its most sincere thanks to the Hospice Angels and to everyone for your prayers, words, food and flowers. Thanks also to the Macclenny Moose Lodge family for its donations to help us through this rough time. Thank you to Greg Combs, Bro. Bobby Griffin and The Lords Church family, Willie, Sammie, Timmy, DeeDee and Tonya. The celebration of Raymonds life was beautifully done; thank you for taking such good care of our family. We are blessed in this county with Forbes Funeral Home; you did an awesome job. If we have omitted anyone, please accept our apology. Thanks again.Sincerely, Carolyn Swindell and familyMIKE ANDERSON PRESS ST AFF In an ongoing effort to rid the city of unsafe, dilapidated structures that have become an eye sore and a blight on surrounding neighborhoods, three properties in Macclenny have been targeted for condemnation. cials cited the owners of two small houses, one at 664 Macclenny Ave. (US 90) and the other at 137 Barber Rd., and an abandoned concrete plant on Florida Avenue with numerous problems, including structural defects and over grown vegetation. During a city commission meeting on February 12, Code man presented reports on the properties and recommended condemnation orders. Mrs. Chapman said the Macclenny Avenue house, which is just east of Lowder Street, has been in dilapidated condition for years. The owner has stated previously she might try to have the house moved, Mrs. Chapman said, but has recently asked for a 60-day extension of time to take it down. Commissioner Tommy Johns asked. A vagrant, Mrs. Chapman replied. People go in and out the windows there all the time. Commissioner Phil Rhoden, who will take over as the new city manager when Gerald Dopson retires on May 1, said he was concerned about the safety of children in the neighborhood be cause of vagrants staying in the house. Mr. Johns indicated he was concerned for a number of reasons, adding, It seems to me so many things could happen there that could make us liable. Possibly, but nothings happened yet, though, said Mayor Gary Dopson, adding that he would favor granting the request for an additional 60 days. After two individuals in the audience, real estate broker Dennis Collins and Mark Bryant, chair man of the citys zoning board of adjustment, urged against such a lengthy extension, commission ers gave the owner an additional 30 days to begin making repairs to the property or tear it down. The owner of the dwelling on Barber Road, however, was denied a request for a 30-day extension. Her property was condemned, although she still will have 30 days to begin repairs if she plans to keep the structure. Mrs. Chapman said the owner had been warned for years to repair the house and clean up the property or face condemnation and that the warnings had not been heeded. There are even junk, she said. We have tried over the years to get her to keep her place clean, Mrs. Chapman said. This condemnation is going to force her to clean it up. Getting Anderson Columbia Co. to make its property at 503 Florida Ave. acceptable to the city may not be as easy as two small residences, however. In a letter dated February 12, the same day the commission was set to vote on the proposed condemnation, Anderson Columbia Co.s land manager Chuck Farmer said the company had not received a report listing the reasons for the condemnation notice, which is called for in the city code. In lieu of attending the meeting ... we are informing you that we will appeal the decision of the city if an order of condemnation is given by the (city), the letter stated. Section 6-52 states that port stating in detail the reasons According to Section 6-53 Notice of Hearing, Anderson Columbia should have received a port ... As of today we have still not received a detail listing from Mr. Farmer said the company cials to discuss the possible repairs to be made to the site after reviewing the report. Due to an oversight, the city didnt send a copy of the report to Anderson Columbia until February 14. The commission rescheduled the matter for consideration at the March 12 board meeting at 6 pm. Claude Bagwell said the property has many dangerous areas which make it unsafe and a distinct hazard, including structurally damaged and unsecured buildstagnant water that serve as retention ponds. Among the corrective measures he recommended was boarding up all building openings, removing gas tanks and checking for contamination, removing unsound bin walls, overgrowth and a building on the east border. The old cement plant property was recently rezoned from industrial to commercial to make it more attractive to potential buyers. But the cost to prepare the land could be a major impediment to the sale. Just about every square inch of the property has been covered in concrete, Mrs. Chapman said. The whole place is a huge mess. It looks like a great place for somebody to hide and do things that we dont want going on over there. Mayor Gary Dopson said the city needs to get the health department involved to do a health hazard inspection and to deter mine if any contamination exists from underground fuel storage tanks. Anderson Columbia, a Lake City-based company, was founded in 1958 and today is one of the Southeast. The company engages in highway, road, bridge, pier and wharf construction, as well as paving, industrial and commercial site development, and airport In other business the commission: of housing improvements to be gin under a federal grant for repairs or reconstruction of homes applicants. to get rid of their old garbage cans, now that Advanced Disposal has begun picking up household garbage and furnishes a 95-gallon container to all residences, to call city hall (259-6261) and arrange to have them picked up. Or, they can bring them to the city yard on Griffin Court off Lowder Street Monday and Thursday from 4-7 pm or on Saturday from 8 am to 2 pm.Seeks to condemn propertiesM ACCLENNY CITY COMMISSION Got comments, complaints, suggestions, story ideas... 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Page11F EBRU A RY 21, 2013 Page10F EBRU A RY 21, 2013 BOB GER ARD | SPORTS It was not a happy Valentines Day for the Wildcats basketball team as its 2012-13 season came to an end at the hands of the Nease Panthers. The Cats led most of the first half, but Nease clawed its way back into the game and took a 67-64 win in the sub-regional contest. It was a close contest and the Cats were without center CeCe Jefferson, who was suspended for an altercation at the end of the district title game at Bishop Kenny the week earlier (see re lated story). Cameron Mack and Johnny Lamb took up the slack on the inside and had a good game offensively, but Nease had a strong inside game of its own. BCHS got off to a strong start with Adrian Robinson getting all of his 6 points in the first quar ter and Lamb adding 7 to put the Cats up by a basket at the end of the quarter. They maintained that lead in the second period. The Panthers hit a pair of three pointers and Wes Combs answered with two treys of his own. Charles Ruise Jr., who led the Cats with 19 points, heated up in the second period with 7 points. For the Panthers it was the first playoff win in 10 years and in the second half they began to take control with strong free throw shooting. The key to the game was the strong start Nease made in the third period. They exploded for 18 points and hit consistently from long range, nailing four 3-point shots. The Cats were a bit cold coming out of the intermission and struggled to answer the Panthers long range barrage. In the final stanza Ruise came alive for 10 points and Cameron Mack added 7 points. The Cats tried the time-honored tactic of fouling to disrupt offensive flow, but this time it backfired as Nease was deadly from the free throw line, hitting 11 of 14 shots to seal the game and wind up the BCHS season. Ruise led the Cats with 19 points. Mack had 15 and Lamb 11 points. Combs added 9 and Robinson 6 points in the Wildcats final game. SCHOOL L UNCH MENUFebruary 1-28Offered everyday:Fat free flavored/unflavored milk choice with all meals. Cold plate or salad.Monday, February 25Breakfast: Sausage biscuit; Choose 1: chilled apples or assorted fruit juice. L unch: Popcorn chicken bowl with brown gravy or cheese pizza slice; Sides: assorted fruit choices, Romaine garden salad, assorted fruit juice; Salad of the day: chef salad with crackers and croutons.Tuesday, February 26Breakfast: Enriched cold cereal with a slice of cinnamon toast, assorted fruit juice. L unch: Shrimp poppers with macaroni and cheese or baked lasagna; Sides: orange wedges, assorted fruit juice, Romaine garden salad, steamed green peas; Cold plate of the day: Yogurt with mozzarella, cheese stick, fruit and mun.Wednesday, February 27Breakfast: Pancakes; Choose 1: Box of raisins or assorted fruit juice. L unch: Bualo chicken with dinner roll or cheese lled breadsticks with marinara; Sides: chilled pears with peach garnish, apple, Romaine garden salad, mashed potatoes; Salad of the day: chicken caesar salad with crackers and croutons.Thursday, February 28Breakfast: Breakfast chicken patty on a biscuit; Choose 1: warm applesauce or assorted fruit juice. L unch: Baked chicken nuggets with a dinner roll pork ribette on a bun; Sides: banana, assorted 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. Call today to take advantage of this great o er for February! 788 S. 6th St. | Macclenny | 904-397-0370 | Sta ed: M-F 9-9, Sat. 9-1 $ $ WE BUY TIMBER $ $ DIAMOND TIMBER, INC.FOR A QUALITY CUT Upcoming Registration Announcement forMETHODIST PRESCHOOL Saturday, March 28-10 amRegistering for August 2013 School Year Ages 1-5 (including Free VPK) Call 259-3521 for more informationLicensed & Accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International RECOGNIZED AS HIGH QUALITY Baker County School Board Pre-K Programs 2013-2014ENROLLMENTIS LIMITED!Call 259-3014 to schedule your registration appointment beginning March 4Appointments will be made for May S.A.C.S.Accreditation Gold Seal Quality Endorsement AwardWho quali es: Every 4 year old living in Baker County. (4 on or before Sept. 1, 2013) Location: Baker County Pre-K/K Center Transportation: None available. Parents must provide transportation to and from school. Hours: 3 hours per day during school hours (8:10 11:10 A.M. or 12:10 3:10 P.M.) Fees: None Meals Provided: None Required Documents: *Original birth certi cate *Proof of custody if not the birth parent *Current shot record *Current physical *Photo ID *Proof of residency (must be physical address)Who quali es: Every 4 year old living in Baker County. (4 on or before Sept. 1, 2013) Location: Baker County Pre-K/K Center Transportation: Bus transportation provided to and from school. Hours: Full school day (8:30-3:00) Our Extended Day Enrichment Program (EDEP) is also available for an additional fee.Fees: $68.10 weekly>>> Full and reduced prices available <<< (Sliding scale fee reduction available through Episcopal Childrens Services to those who qualify through family size and income. Employment and income veri cation required.)Meals provided: Breakfast and lunch are available through the school cafeteria for purchase (free and reduced lunch applications are available for those who qualify).Required Documents: Original birth certi cate Proof of custody if not the birth parent Current shot record Current physical Photo ID Proof of residency (must be physical address) Proof of employment or full time student status (if applying for a reduced rate)1/2 DAY (3 hour) FULL DAY Whos ready for Kindergarten?Do you have a child who will be enrolling in Kindergarten for the 2013/2014 school year?The Baker County School system will be offering freeKindergarten Readiness WorkshopsLet us help make the transition into kindergarten exciting! The following workshops will be offered:February 26Ride the school bus!!! & Hello School Bus bookMarch 28Book Fair, participate in resource rotation, Cliffords First School Day bookApril 19Nurse and Guidance CounselorThe Carrot Seed and planting activity.All workshops will be held 6 7 pm at the Baker County Pre-K/ Kindergarten Center and taught by 4 kindergarten teachers. Your child will receive school supplies and four books.Please call 259-0405 to register your child before each workshop.We encourage you to attend all four sessions! SAVE THE DATE: March 11-14Kindergarten Registration for the 2013-2014 school year PHOTO COURTESY OF JENNIFER HITE Tim Deegan visits Keller students Feb. 6Weatherman Tim Deegan of First Coast News stopped by Keller Intermediate School February 6, his second trip to Mrs. Hite and Mrs. Prescotts classroom. He did a mini-spiral review of weather, dierent kinds of storms and some lightning safety tips. Our very own Lucas Cox had a chance to do a one-onone interview with him, and it was fabulous! said Mrs. Hite. Mr. Deegan was thrilled to meet all the students and share his knowledge. BOB GER ARD | SPORTS The Lady Wildcat softball team is in the midst of a fourgame win streak and finished the week with a 20-4 win over Fernandina Beach. Coach Franklin Griffis Cats suffered an early season shutout at First Coast, but it only served as a wake up call as they rattled off the next four wins, including three on the road. Last week opened with a 4-2 victory at Paxon on February 12. The Lady Cats jumped out to an early 1-0 lead when Jennifer Hodges scored. Paxon tied the game in the third but the Cats got the lead right back when Brooke Roberts scored in the top of the fourth. BCHS extended its lead with insurance runs for Hodges and Brandy Callaway in the seventh. Paxon got a run in its half of the seventh. Mackenzie Wingard got the win. The girls traveled to Middleburg and took a 5-3 Valentines Day victory from the Broncos. The game was back and forth through the first two innings with both teams scoring runs. BCHS got a solo home run from Kylie Holton in the first and Corley Sweat scored in the second. From then on it was all Lady Wildcats as Wingard, Hodges, and Delicia Washington scored. Wingard got the win. The Cats got their biggest offensive showing of the season on February 15 at Fernandina with a 20-4 drubbing of the Lady Pirates. Washington scored four times and Callaway, Casey Blue and Ashton Alford touched home three times. Sweat scored twice and Callie Paine, Holton, Branda Jarvis, Peyton Parker and Genie Davis all scored. Corley Sweat got the win for the Lady Cats. The girls host West Nassau on Friday, February 22 at 6 pm. PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON Callie Paine hitting into left eld. PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON Delicia Washington at bat.Four straight for girlsBOB GER ARD | SPORTS The Lady Bobcat softball team is off to a 4-0 start as the middle school girls get ready for opening conference play this week. They collected a pair of wins this past week with victories over Yulee and Hilliard on February 4 and 14. The wins were convincing with the Lady Bobcats defeating Yulee 15-1. They followed that with a 6-0 shut out of Hilliard. Coach Jon Mobley had high praise for the effort his girls have put out on the field despite some key injuries. We have had some injuries, but some of the younger girls have stepped up and played well, said Mobley. Allie Crum mey has had to fill in at first for the last three games and has played well. Macy Jackson hit two home runs in the Hilliard game. We need to be more consistent defensively. This week will be pivotal for the B-Cats as they take on Lake City Richardson at home on Tuesday, then travel to Live Oak for a big game with Suwannee County on Thursday. The Bobcats will be home again on Fri day, February 22, against Callahan.BOB GER ARD | SPORTS Wildcat athletics is without the services of All American and All State defensive end CeCe Jefferson for the next four weeks. Jefferson was suspended for an end-of-game altercation with a Bishop Kenny basketball player in the district finals on February 9. As the buzzer sounded, Jefferson put his shoulder into the Kenny guard sending him crashing to the floor. According to Coach Charles Ruise, the incident was not called a foul by the referee because the game had ended. Jefferson also did not shake hands with the Kenny players at the end of the game. Kenny coaches complained and the referee filed an incident report with the FHSAA. They (Kenny) were looking for something, said Ruise, so the referee felt he had to call it a flagrant foul which got CeCe the suspension. Initially, Jefferson was handed a six-week suspension following the incident. Wildcat basketball coach Charles Ruise, Athletic Director Melody Coggin and principal Tom Hill challenged the suspension and the FHSAA agreed to lower it from a six-week all-sport suspension to four weeks. Jefferson had to sit out the sub-regional game which the Cats lost by three points to Nease and will be unable to take part in track, where he competes in many of the field events.BOB GER ARD | SPORTS The Wildcat baseball team got off to a strong start as it opened up the 2013 season on the road February 12 against the Orange Park Raiders and got some key hitting and a good pitching performance from Jacob Milton to shut out the Raiders 3-0. Milton threw five scoreless innings and gave up only a single hit. Jared Crews picked up the save by throwing two scoreless innings in relief. Milton helped his cause with a pair of hits. Grant Gregory also collected two hits to lead the offense. Despite the win, Coach Fred Matricardi thinks the team can play much better as the players mature throughout the season. We didnt play very well, commented Matricardi. We had four errors and didnt have good approaches at the plate. It was the first game so a win is a win. We have a long way to go to be where we want to get. Pitching was great though.BOB GER ARD | SPORTS The Wildcats weightlifting team collected a big scalp in its first match of the season on February 13 on the road for an invi tational at Fleming Island where it came away with a big win over the hosts Bartram Trail, Orange Park and Nease. The victory was impressive as all the other schools are in the 2A classification while BCHS is 1A. Fleming Island is a perennial power and state title contender in its classification. Dalton Dyal (154 weight class), Darius Green (169), Talmedge Turner (183), J.R. Enlow (219) and Dillon Mills (heavyweight) won their weight classes. Jacob Stalvey (154) took a second spot while Travion Jackson (199) took third. Louis Handte (119) and Hunter Chambers (169) were fourth. Brandon Harvey, Kaleb Carter and Skyler Lane were fifth and Blaine Merchant and Jonathan Kinney placed sixth. The Cats narrowly edged Fleming Island 58-56 for the first slot. Bartram Trail was third with 48 points while Orange Park collected 30 and Nease 24 points. The Cats travel to Suwannee County on Wednesday, February 20.Bobcat soballs 4-0 start N o hitter v. Raiders JOEL ADDINGTON N EWS EDITOR firstname.lastname@example.orgEighth-grade science teacher Jennifer Richardson of Glen St. Mary was named the school districts teacher of the year this month. Shes been helping middle school students learn the wonders of science for most of her eight-year teaching career, but switched to math for one year before realizing her true calling lay in goggles, beakers and test tubes. I actually went to college to be a math teacher, thats what I thought I was going to be, she explained. When I was hired there was only a science position, so I taught science and enjoyed it, but still had this feeling I might want to teach math. There was an opening in my third year, and I went over and I missed science so much I wanted to come back. Mrs. Richardson was drawn principles can be applied in the classroom with practical, handson experiments that make learning fun for both students and teachers. They actually feel like theyre doing science, she said. They dont feel like its just me standing up there talking all the time and they have to listen to me. Theyre actually doing and I like that about science a lot. Its in quiry based, and the kids get to do experiments and labs and they truly get to love science for that reason. Mrs. Richardson was selected as the middle schools teacher of the year by her fellow teachers. She and the teachers of the year from other district schools were then evaluated by an outside party using questionnaires, classroom visits and other criteria. Her selection as the districts teacher of the year was announced at a dinner and celebration on February 5. Mrs. Richardsons advice for new teachers or those thinking about a career in education: Do does take work and you have to be a happy, uplifting person to do this job because kids come in with so much baggage now, their home lives are bad and you have to be that person they look forward to seeing everyday. Even if youve had a bad day, you have to leave that home. You cant have a bad day at school. You have to have nothing but good days when youre here so you can be that positive role model for kids. If teachers take that to heart, everything else will happen naturally. Mrs. Richardson has been married to Jeff Dicks for 12 years. They have two boys, Blake in the seventh grade and Dakota in third. She graduated from Baker County High School in 2000 before graduating from the University of North Florida with a bachelors degree in middle school math and science education. She is currently seeking a masters degree from the University of Florida in a new science education program in which she must incorporate a more inqui ry-based curriculum into one of her classes. Next year, the curriculum will be expanded to all eighth grade students. Mrs. Richardson and Angela Rhoden, who also teaches eighth grade science at BCMS, are going through the program together. Its more hands-on for the kids and the kids actually drive the lessons a little bit more, said Mrs. Richardson. Instead of doing just lectures and notes, the kids get to ask questions and we investigate their questions. Part of the evaluation process for the district teacher of the year award is a classroom visit by an outside party. The day that visit took place, Mrs. Richardson said she was using the new curricu lum. The days lesson was a review of the three states of matter: solid, liquid and gas. The students on a hot plate and covered the placing ice cubes on top. Then they watched as the crystals changed from a solid to a liquid, from a liquid to a gas, and then back to a solid. They got to observe the menthol crystals change the states of matter right before their eyes and they did it themselves, said Mrs. Richardson. I had some kids say, What if we remove the the menthol cool down faster and turn back to a solid quicker. So they were experimenting with different ideas as they did that lesson. As a child, Mrs. Richardson loved going to school and teaching was the only profession she ever wanted to pursue. She even sought out extra homework from her teachers. In elementary school my mom and dad were always like, Why do you have so much homework but I would go to the teacher and ask for old workbooks they were throwing away and I would take them home and play school ... I loved school and I loved be ing in school. Thats not to say school came easy for Mrs. Richardson. She had to work at it, and thats why she enjoys helping students who struggle academically. those kids who its not easy for them or theyre not interested in school, she said. I really reach out to those types of students because I had to work hard in school to get good grades. It didnt come naturally. So I like to try to push kids to do the same thing. For her, the best part about teaching is when a previous student writes her a letter or stops her at the grocery store to tell her how theyre doing in school or to thank her for contributing to their education or making a difference in their lives. Anytime a student comes up to me and makes a point to come speak to me, it makes my job worthwhile just knowing they care enough to say, Hey Mrs. Richardson. Im doing good in my classes. For them to want to tell me that makes it worthwhile right there. PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON Eighth grade science teacher Jennifer Richardson in the classroom.Science teacher tops district
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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. A Reminder: The Franklin Mercantile will be closed Saturday, February 23 and reopen Saturday, March 2. Come visit us soon! 2/21-28c Ammo available: 22LR, .223, 9mm, .308. Limited amount; unreasonable prices. Hole in the Wall. 2/21p Tractor with cultivators. $1300. 912266-1641 or 912-843-2768. 2/21p Cub Cadet lawnmower, like new; with 20 HP Kohler engine, less than 100 hours; automatic transmission, 46 cut; $900. Terry 904-591-2916. 2/21p GE built-in dishwasher, white; excellent condition. $175 OBO. 259-2629. 2/21p Seasoned oak rewood. $70 cord, $130 full cord. Delivery included. 904-3164225. 2/14-21P Serta queen mattress and box springs, clean. $50. 904-571-0913. 2/21p Artists. Oils, acrylics, water colors, Canvas es, draw ing pads and much more. On sale now. The Of ce Mart, 110 S. 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Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings adver tised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination, call HUD toll free at 1-800669-9777. The toll free telephone number for the impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 4.05 acres for sale. Pine Top Road, Glen St. Mary. $35,000. 904-403-7373. 2/7-21p Lots for sale, Copper Creek and Gleneld Oaks subdivisions. $32,000 each. Call 904-813-1580. 2/7tfc 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. 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