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The Baker County press
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Baker County press (Macclenny, Fla. 1929)
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Tate Powell
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Macclenny Fla
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Began Apr. 12, 1929.
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COVERING BAKER COUNTY SIN CE 1929The countys most professional and extensive source for news, classied, display and real estate listings bakercountypress.comVisit our website and vote each week in our online poll.Wildcat basketball team thumps YuleeSee page 14 ONLINE POLL RESULTSIs your familys economic outlook getting better?67% No 33% Yes Sugar cane, BBQ highlight fall festivalSee page 8 PHOTOS BY JOEL ADDINGTON Children sample Native American history, danceThe BCHS History Club helped students at the PreKKindergarten Center sample Native American culture on November 21, seven days before the Thanksgiving holiday. The children learned how American Indians lived in teepees while hunting and gathering for their survival. Above, Maegan Grace presents an animal skin to a young boy. At right, three history club students (from left DJ Gris, Tyler Moran and Tanner Orberg) lead the kids in a holiday-themed dance, Turkey in My Belly. Visit www.bakercountypress. com to see additional photos and video from the pre-Thanksgiving event. The History Clubs faculty sponsor is Mark Hartley, who also serves as a county commissioner. He teaches history at the high school.JOEL ADDINGT ON N EWS EDIT OR reporter@bakercountypress.comWill the Wildcats head football coach Ryan Sulkowski have his job next year? Thats the question Baker County High School principal Thomas Hill side-stepped on November 25. Unconfirmed reports have surfaced that Mr. Sulkowski, who went 7-3 this season, was November 15 he would not be rehired next year during a meeting with Mr. Hill and perhaps other superiors. If thats true, the school district appears to be keeping the decision private for the time being. In his reply e-mail to a question about whether such a meeting took place, Mr. Hill wrote: Your question is in regard to one of my staff members. I have a duty to treat this person in a professional and ethical manner. There are very clear procedures for addressing employee reappointments. School boards and associated agenda items exist to publicly conduct school business. Answering your question regarding any reappointment or employment would circumvent the normal board procedures. meeting with Mr. Sulkowski took place, but he did not deny it either. Superintendent Sherrie Raulerson responded similarly, saying by e-mail: Principals meet with students, staff, teachers and parents on a regular basis. Out of respect for individuals that we work with and communicate with, we do not feel comfortable sharing the contents of these meetings. These are not matters that we discuss with other parties. School district employees are either retained or not retained during the summer, when annual employment conRyan SulkowskiIs BCHS saying so long to coach?Records lawsuit tossed by judgeS ee page 4 A circuit judge on Novem ber 21 threw out a lawsuit by an immigrant rights group against Sheriff Joey Dobson and Baker County seeking public records relating to the operation of the Baker County jail, whose majority population consists of ICE inmates. Judge Phyllis Rosier did allow the south Florida-based Americans for Immigrant Justice, Inc. 20 days to re-submit a claim for unspecified records that are obtainable under Floridas Public Records Law. The advocacy group served the sheriffs department last April with a demand for 31 ar eas of documents related to the jail operation, including agree ments with ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) and policies related to inmate treatment. The sheriffs department did not respond to the request until after the immigrant group filed the lawsuit in July. The group subsequently noted that the CD containing some of the infor mation was not accompanied by a list of records omitted and an explanation. Sheriff Dobson, through a Tallahassee-based attorney, responded that other documents are not subject to Floridas Public Records Law because they deal with federal inmates. A motion to dismiss was heard in circuit court on November 5. Judge Rosiers ruling last week affirmed the defenses contention that it had complied with the request to the extent that it could, with the exception of what the court noted were a couple of missing pages from what the parties referred to as Attachment 9. During that hearing, plain tiffs counsel Losmin Jimenez indicated the sheriff may also have other policies that have not been disclosed and she would like to re-make the demand. The request and lawsuit grew out of an Expose and Close manifesto issued some time ago by the advocacy group Detention Watch Network alOne of the occupants of a rental car who led police from multiple agencies on a highspeed chase over several counties before crashing near Sanderson was sentenced November 19 to 22 months in prison. Terrick Lundy, 27, of Jacksonville has been in jail since February 28 when he fled into nearby woods off Interstate 10, touching off a massive manhunt that ended three hours later when he gave himself up. Judge Mark Moseley ordered Lundy to be on drug offender probation two years following release. He pleaded no contest to fleeing police resulting in serious injury, leaving the scene of an accident, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession for trafficking. The state dropped counts of fleeing police and felony marijuana possession. Mr. Lundys co-defendant Ronnie Williams, 31, a passenger in the Dodge Charger, was seriously injured. Officers found about a pound of marijuana in the trunk of the heavily damaged vehicle. The chase began in Madison County when a deputy stopped the Dodge for speeding and it sped off amid gunfire. Mr. Lundy eluded a stop stick maneuver in Colum bia County and was going an estimated 100 mph when he attempted to do so again just east of the US 90 interchange. He lost control of the car and it slammed into a large tree. Court records indicate Mr. Lundys criminal record includes drunk driving, possession of drug paraphernalia and a license violation. In other sentencings that day, Willie Dempsey Jr. was ordered to serve a 30-month prison term after pleading no contest to multiple drug charges, including sale of controlled drugs to an undercover buyer, possession with intent to sell and growing marijuana. The 23-year-old defendant, of Macclen ny, will be on drug offender probation following release. His criminal past includes drug sale and possession counts. prison sentence for Robert Proctor Jr., 27, of Glen St. Mary for violating probation with a recent arrest for domestic battery on his girlfriend. Mr. Proctor was placed on probation in August for trafficking in stolen property. chael Sharp, 29, of Jacksonville drew a one year, seven-day sentence. He was placed on a two-year probation in 2011 for burglary and theft and violated it when he was ar rested in Nassau County in September for aggravated domestic battery and related counts. test to producing methamphetamine and was given credit for 84 days jail time off an eight-month sentence, to be followed by 30 months on drug offender probation. The state dropped a count of maintaining a dwelling where drugs are used or sold. 30 days in jail for violating terms of house arrest on a 2010 firearms case. tion for sale and possession of controlled Fleeing car driver gets 22 months Terrick LundyS ee page 4 S ee page 5 Everything you need to know in this weeks edition! We were trying to get information about conditions ... What is supposed to be happening; what is ICE doing, what is Baker County doing? Losmin JimenezAttorney for Americans for Immigrant Justice

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LETTERS T O THE EDIT OR Letters are welcome, but must contain the signature of the writer, a telephone number and city of residence. Letters must reect opinions and statements on issues of current interest to the general public. The newspaper reserves the right to reject any material which in the newspapers judgement does not meet standards of publication. C ONT AC T US By phone at 904.259.2400 or by fax at 904.259.6502. You can stop by our oce located at 104 S. Fifth Street, Mac clenny, FL or mail your submission to PO Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063. We are available online at www.bakercountypress.comCOMMEN TT B C PPage3NO VEM B E R 28, 2013 Page 2 T B C P ursday, November 28, 2013B AKER COUNTY COMMISSION What you had to say ... LETTER T O THE EDIT OR H oliday moviesIts that time of year when theres tons of holiday television programs and movies being played in households across the nation. Some are nostalgiafilled classics while others are fresh out of the Pixar Animation Studios. We turned to our Facebook faithful to ask, What are your favorite Christmas movies to watch with the family? We also posted a top ten list to jog the memory. Heres a look at some of the comments we received back: Robert Thompson: A Christmas Story not on the list? Amy Luding Williams: We like to watch Love Actually. Paula Miller: Its A Wonderful Life rst and then Miracle on 34th Street (not the remake). VjandKeri Katz: Die Hard and Love Actually. Sarah Giles Bridges: Mickeys Christmas Carol. Linda Burnsed Lagle: Christmas Vacation. Tommy Thompson: Bad Santa? What the heck, it is missing ... Family Man is good too. Alyssa Nicole Fernandez: We love Polar Express and The Santa Clause. Lynne Bolen: Its A Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street (both versions) and The Polar Express are the top three, but we do watch all the Hallmark & Lifetime ones that come out, too. Kelly Ward Wallace: I agree. Christmas Story. Top of my list. I want a red Ryder BB gun with a compass in the stock. Rebecca Scribner Hunter: I have to watch Rudolph and Frosty every year! Its a tradition I passed on to my chil dren. Amanda Lea Yeager: No way, Christmas Story isnt on the list. These people live under rocks?! Samantha Combs: I love to watch The Polar Express. Angie Hill Hodgson: Twas the Night Before Christmas 1974, with the little mouse who breaks the town clock for Santa. Sandi Layton Brannan: The Preachers Wife. Tammy Crews Hastings: Wheres A Christmas Story? My favorite.JFK assassinationOn the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedys assassination, we wondered what folks remembered from that day in their lives. Tammy Crawford McFarland: I was in kindergarten in New Jersey. I re member vaguely all the news and such but I do remember that day. Sandy Bryant: I remember our teacher, Mrs. Shuler, crying, then putting her head down on her desk. It was a scary thing to see, she was always so strong. Richard Anderson: In the U.S. Army stationed in Germany. It was a very tense year. All NATO was on heightened alert status, not knowing if we were on the brink of WW III. Curtis Tharpe: I was scared, thought the end was here and really wanted to be with my parents. It was a bad day. I thought we would be attacked. MIKE ANDERSON PR ESS ST AFF A showdown could be in the making with Oldcastle Southern Group over the companys at tempt to force county commissioners to reverse themselves and grant a sand mining permit that was denied in July. An announcement related to to be made at the next county commission meeting on December 3, by which time the county will have already made its position clear to a special magistrate appointed to conduct a mediation hearing in the case last month. So far, there has been no inditheir position has changed in the slightest since July, when com missioners voted 4-1 to reject Oldcastles application for a zon ing change to permit sand mining along CR 228 a few miles south of Interstate 10. County Manager C.J. Thompson said on the morning of Nocial position was being prepared for transmittal to Sam Goren, a Fort Lauderdale attorney who presided over the non-binding mediation hearing that began at the county courthouse on October 29. Weve talked to all the com missioners, Mr. Thompson said, meaning himself and County Attorney Rich Komando, who told them at a board meeting on November 19 that he had received Oldcastles latest proposal and needed direction on which way to proceed by the end of the week. Mr. Thompson would not re veal any details about the conversations with commissioners, as the mediation process is excluded from public scrutiny until an agreement is reached or an impasse is declared. One of those scenarios is likely to be announced at next weeks commission meeting, possibly by Commissioner Mark Hartley as man before he turns over the leadership role to Commissioner Jimmy Anderson. Mr. Anderson, who joined the board two years ago and has two was appointed chairman at the November 25 meeting. Commissioner Adam Giddens, also midtion. Mr. Hartley said last month that he had heard nothing new from Oldcastle that persuaded him to change his anti-mining stance and he gave no indication this week that his position had changed. He said he had not received very many telephone calls from people on either side of the mining issue. However, he said numerous people in the community had expressed their view to him at various places, such as stores and restaurants around town. Mostly, he said, they still dont want it. Oldcastle has indicated it may sue the county, if necessary, to secure what company officials perceive as their right to mine on property previously mined by duPont. The difference is that Oldcastle would remove huge quantities of sand, using hydraulic dredges, and leave large lakes in the area when the mining ceases, about 50 years or so, whereas duPont simply removes titanium from the ground and leaves most of the sand in place. Oldcastle claims the mining would not harm the environment and would not deplete precious water resources because the company would use treated wastewater from the City of Macclenny in the mining process. Opponents have expressed fears that, regardless of what Oldcastle claims, sand mining would be detrimental to the en vironment and that the company could decide to increase production years ahead and seek a per mit to withdraw water from the Floridan Aquifer. Critics, led by the Baker County Conservation Alliance, further have contended that the proposed mining plan did not meet the criteria for a special zoning exception and was not consistent with the countys comprehensive plan. County Planning Director Ed Preston, on the other hand, has stated that the companys mining plans do meet county requirements for the zoning exception and are consistent with the comprehensive plan. Sand mining has been one of the mostly hotly contested political issues of the past year and a half, generating citizen protests throughout the county. When asked what had been the most challenging part of his past year as chairman, Mr. Hartley responded without hesitation: The most challenging is the sand mine stuff. We never had a mediation before and we didnt know what to expect. He described the mediation cordial, despite the legal and political issues that divided them. If no agreement is reached be tween the county and Oldcastle, an impasse will be declared and and ask a judge to settle the matter. Mr. Hartley said one thing people in the community have told him is they cannot understand how a judge could order the county to do something against its will and that of so many of its citizens. A history teacher at Baker County High, Mr. Hartley said he looked forward to resuming his sioners and handing the chair manship over to Mr. Anderson, a Mr. Hartley said. He seems to be very well versed in everything. Mr. Anderson, who represents the county on a number of boards and panels including the Northeast Florida Regional Transpor tation Commission, said he con sidered it an honor to be selected chairman and looked forward to the coming year. In other business during the November 19 board meeting, commissioners: tract to Credit Management, LP, a Texas collection agency, to begin collecting delinquent balances on customer accounts for money owed to Baker County Emergency Medical Service. Under terms of the contract, Credit Management will be paid 12 percent of the total amount of outstanding debt collected on be half of the county. The contract is subject to annual renewal and either party may terminate the agreement with 60 days written notice. er to tell the Florida Department of Transportation that commissioners want permanent safety improvements at the Interstate 10-US 90 interchange where a number of serious traffic accidents have occurred, including several fatalities. Mr. Thompson advised commissioners that DOT had recommended divided highway signs be installed below existing stop signs on the I-10 westbound ramp in Sanderson. Such signs already exist on the eastbound ramp at the same location. It wasnt satisfactory to me and I didnt think it would be satisfactory to the board, Mr. Thompson told commissioners, him that the new signs were just permanent solution would be sought. amendments, including new revenue totaling $165,815 from state grants for planning and developing recreational trails at Shoals Park; $146,200 in Federal Emergency Management Agency re imbursement for repairs to roads damaged by Tropical Storm Debby last year; and an additional expense of $119,366 for inmate medical care. claiming November Pancreat ic Cancer Awareness Month to bring attention to the fact that an estimated 45,220 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the United States this year and that about 38,460 will die from the disease, including 2,770 in Florida. of county holidays from New Years Day to Christmas Day in addition to eight hours of paid personal leave per year for each county worker.Dear Editor: history, we are attempting to fund an entitlement program with current dollars (Obam aCare). Comparisons to Social Security and Medicare are not relevant. They were popular when instituted, but as currently contrue cost of these programs is coming due much faster than Washington is willing to admit. The media talks about website performance, premium subsidies and expanded Medicaid. Hidden taxes, phony savings and massive cost shifting will be apparent shortly. Assuming we could overcome these problems without de stroying our society, and cer tainly our middle class, ObamaCare will fail for a very simple It will fail because Americans will behave in a rational way. They will not, or in many cases cannot, pay high deductibles that make ObamaCare premiums seem affordable. While the subsidies will help many people pay their premiums, vast majorities do not have thousands of dollars for out-of-pocket annual medical expenses. Providers receivables will explode, and they will quickly realize to remain in business they will need cash for services. If you think providers are reluctant to accept Medicare and Medicaid patients now, ObamaCare patients without cash up front will be toxic. Whether ObamaCare was a political power grab or a noble experiment, it is going to fail dramatically. Richard B. Sinclair MacclennyA C A is destined for failureTown Hall. The often-used phrase to describe a meeting between citizens and their civic leaders elicits a sort of George Washingtonian sense of government, for the people and by the peo ple. It harkens back to the days of old when, I assume, towns were so small that everyone in town could gather in one place to commiserate or pelt the mayor with vegetables or otherwise express their concerns and opinions about their government. Todays town hall meetings, however, seem more about creating an illusion that government and its representatives are actually responsive to the people. Beyond creating some funny moments for the camera see Dont tase me bro! or embarrassing ones, i.e. Chris Cristie berating any number of his constituents theyre pretty much useless. I applaud any leader who is willing to stand up in front of his or her voters and listen to their criticism. But all too often, town hall meetings seem to do little in terms of changing or improving the way our government works. Perhaps thats by design. Youll see on page 5 our coverage of the town hall held at Northeast Florida State Hospital the afternoon of November 19. The Department of Children and Familys regional dipartner agencies were in town to provide information on the agencys services and answer questions from residents. At least thats what the press re lease said. As part of DCFs continuing efforts to engage communities, DCF will hold a Town Hall meeting that will be open to the public, it read. Note the terms communities and residents. Well, at 3 pm on a Tuesday, where to do you think most of the communitys residents were? They certainly werent at the town hall meeting. Nearly all of those in attendance either worked for DCF or were employed by one of its partner agencies, like Partnership For Strong Families, which is funded by DCF and our tax dollars. When asked about the meeting time, the regional director said his staff recommended it as the best time to host the town hall. Best for who? The staff, the partner agencies staffs? While hosting the meeting on a Tuesday afternoon, when most folks are working, is con venient for the state agency, and certainly for me, its not going to get DCF a complete picture of the communitys concerns, let alone the concerns of the people the agency actually serves. I seriously doubt anyone at the meeting currently accesses DCFs services. There were certainly no residents, as they call them, of the state hospital present. There were no foster kids. There were no single moms on food stamps. Thats not to say these people cant give DCF their feed back. Its just unlikely theyll do it at a town hall meeting at 3 pm on a Tuesday. And thats no accident. On Point In PrintJoel Addington DCFs town hall meeting missing the townThanksgiving is here and I can tell you that I have a lot to be thankful for. This time of year if you stop and chronicle for a moment its not terribly difficult to list some things that you can be honestly thankful for. Sometimes its a quiet and thoughtful list. And then there are years when what youre thankful for just jumps right out at you and makes you shake your head in awe. Ive certainly had that year. My father-in-law Carl was diagnosed and treated for a rare cancer. He is cancer free. My brother-in-law Jim, who usually has the constitution of a horse, went into the hospital with pneumonia. Hes fine. There were some scary moments with some tests for wife Kelley, but they turned out nor mal. Son Spencer is poised to graduate from UF with a de gree in public relations in December. Im so proud of him. Son Dylan rearranged some life plans at what proved to be just the right moment and is considering new career goals because of it. He has been so wonderful with our daughter Sara Beth. Its amazing to watch. We had a beautiful wedding in April and welcomed a sonin-law, Aaron, into our life. I was blessed by the reaction I got from my play The Old Time Gospel Jubilee It seems to have spoken to some people and Im thankful for that. Then theres Sara Beth. Shes alive when for 24 hours or more that was in doubt. Shes tough. Shes a fighter and was determined to live and to heal and had some of the best doctors and nurses helping her do just that, buoyed by the thoughts and prayers of hundreds of people. Shes been discharged from the hospital in Atlanta and is thriving in rehab, physically healing and slowly regaining her memory. She is so cheerful and positive that it makes the therapists job much easier. Later this week we will get a prognosis on when she can return to Florida to continue her rehab closer to home. Im thankful for our friends who have supported us in countless ways through the last two months, and who continue to hold us up. I am thankful for all of you who have said a prayer, or signed a card or banner, or attended a fund raiser, or even just kept us in your thoughts. Ive been writing this column since Sara was a few months old, and she has grown up in these pages, as have all my kids. You probably know them better from reading this column than you do some of the children who live down the street from you. Thats why Ive felt compelled to keep you updated on her condition. I know many of you out there have had similar things happen in your own life and you know how difficult it can be. For those of you who thankfully have not, you might find it hard to believe when I say that in the darkest times weve felt the love and support that this community of friends has provided us. Thats not just words. You really can feel it. It has made a difference. And it has changed our family as a result. Kelley has always known the value of friendship, and has a wide circle of friends, but it has certainly brought it home to me. People I barely know, and many I dont know, have added me and my loved ones to their daily prayers. You think that doesnt change a person? It is overwhelming and humbling. It is difficult to find the words to describe it as I write, let alone to talk about without getting very emotional. Each Sunday before Thanksgiving in lieu of a sermon our pastor Sam Kitching asks the congregation at the Church of Christ to tell the things that they are thankful for. It is a wonderful and oftentimes very difficult experience. It is a window into the lives of the people we sit next to and across from in the church pews. Its often emotional and it brings us closer together. It also highlights what this holiday is all about. Its not about parades or food but about celebrating the small and sometimes huge reasons we have for thanking God, our family and friends for holding us close in their hearts and blessing us with their love and friendship. For the Pilgrims it was about surviving the hardship of a year in the wilderness and expressing thanks to God. For many of us, it still is. I have so much to be thank ful for. I know you do, too. Happy Thanksgiving. MY SIDE OFTHE MATTERROBERT GERARD Little change seen in Oldcastle stance CLASSIFIED DEADLINEMonday at 5:00 pm bakercountypress.com S: 3.75 inS: 10.5 inT: 3.75 inT: 10.5 inB: 3.75 inB: 10.5 in Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm NO EXCEPTIONS! Check it out...bakercountypress.com

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ursday, November 28, 2013 T B C P Page 5 Page 4 T B C P ursday, November 28, 2013leging the Baker County jail opened in 2009 is one of the ten worst facilities that house immigrants. Among the complaints were they have no access to the outdoors, the food is sub-par, inade quate medical and mental health care, a no contact visitation policy and other areas. Ms. Jimenez, in a telephone interview shortly after the hearing in early November, indicated the lengthy request for operational documents at the jail was an effort to find out whats going on there. We were trying to get information about conditions in Baker County and what is supposed to be happening; what is ICE doing, what is Baker County doing, she said. Judge Rosier left room for the parties to sort out the disposition of legal fees so far, noting that the plaintiff filed the lawsuit after a lack of response by the sheriffs department on the original public record demand. Florida statute provides for public agencies to cover legal expenses of plaintiffs in that event. Both parties indicated in the earlier hearing they were amenable to resolving the fees issue, but if they fail to do so the judge re served the right to re-visit the matter after the plaintiff submits an itemized statement.JOEL ADDINGT ON N EWS EDIT OR reporter@bakercountypress.comEver wonder what a $49,800 covered walkway looks like? next year. Thats the price tag for the soon-to-be installed walkway on the rear of the school board chamber and offices on South Boulevard East, one of two projects approved 4-0 by board members November 19, albeit with some sticker shock. Reeves Roofing of Jacksonville won the construction con tract and was the lowest of two bidders. J Register, the other Jacksonville contractor, bid $72,000 for the job. It seems like a lot of money for a little walkway, commented ing chairman. The districts facilities and maintenance director Denny Wells explained the upgrade will require footers, metal work and feature a new structure on the buildings eastern side. The condition of the existing walkway is poor, according to Superintendent Sherrie Raulerson, ing. Its bad, she told board members before the vote. The walkway improvements were coupled with another project, to reroof Building 9 at the was the low bidder on that job as well at $53,800. Mr. Wells said later the projects should take three to six months and begin after the Thanksgiving holiday. If it goes six months, were in trouble, said Mr. Wells. In other business last week, the school board: College Board that will, for the take the SAT during school hours for free, leaving students and the district no costs. This is a fantastic opportunity for our students, BCHS prin cipal Thomas Hill said in his letter to the superintendent. By taking the test, he ex plained at the meeting, the students can demonstrate they are ready for college-level courses during their senior year. They only do this for a handful of schools in Florida, Mr. Hill said of the $50 testing fee waiver. principals from R.H. Davis Oil, Inc. of Macclenny. The middle school received $1500, which principal Sherry Barrett said would benefit the schools PBS (Positive Behavior Support) program, which rewards students for good behav ior. The high school was given the same sum, which Mr. Hill said would pay for calculators needed for math exams. Keller Intermediate School, Macclenny Elementary, Westside Elementary and the PreKKindergarten Center all received $1000. Officials from those schools said they planned to use the money to enhance math and science programs at their respective schools. John Goetze Physical Therapy of Macclenny as the clinical site for high school students in the Health Science Academy seeking sistant) credentials. The agreement will facilitate supervised learning experiences in the care of patients, states Adult Education director Ann Watts letter to the superintendent. ness, saying, the more of these [clinical sites] we can get, the better off our district. Lardner and its attorney Johnathan W. Oliff. The two-year con tract binds the school board to pay $500 for each meeting Mr. Oliff attends, plus $300 per hour for professional services beyond attendance at meetings. There is no retainer. The next school board meeting will be December 2 at 6:30 pm in Baxter at Pine Level Baptist Church. drugs, and will be on house arrest six months, followed by a year on probation. He was in jail 24 days. contest to possession of drugs without a prescription and marijuana possession with intent to sell, and will be on drug offender probation two years. The judge withheld adjudication of guilt and ordered the defendant to undergo a drug abuse evaluation. contest to possessing drugs without a prescription and disorderly conduct, and will be on drug offender probation two years. He also served a 60-day jail sen tence. ed counts as Justin Pearce pleaded no contest to sale and possession of controlled drugs. The judge gave him credit for 61 days in jail, then ordered an 18-month drug offender probation. no contest to aggravated assault with intent to commit a felony and will be on probation five years. He was also ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation.GLEN T O WN COUNCIL Woodlawn Kennels Quality Professional Care ....... . . . . . . .................. Serving Baker County for over 35 yearsspecializing in...Real Estate Family Law Personal Injury Hugh D. Fish, Jr. J.D.259-6606The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. 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Mouth full of adhesive?Implants are a permanent solution to loose tting dentures.Call today for a free consultation. Mouth full of adhesive? solution to loose tting dentures. The denture is secured by snapping it into place. Melissa Taylor, R.D.H. Dr. Carter, D.M.D IMPLANT CONSULTATION INCLUDING X-RAYS FREE$175 VALUE Advanced Disposal Service StatelineHOLIDAY TRASH SCHEDULEThanksgiving Day CLOSED Thursday service will be Friday Friday service will be Saturday Christmas and New Years Day CLOSEDIf your trash service day falls on or after this holiday please push your service day back one day. Please join the Baker County Chamber of Commerce for aLunch and LearnWednesday, December 4at noon Baker County School Board Conference RoomHEALTH REFORM AND YOUpresented by Lyons & Lyons, CPAs & Baker County Farm Bureau FRUITCAKESNew Life Church of GodMildred Lipnick 910-4441, Geraldine Altman 259-2608 New Life Church Office 259-6360Visit our booth at Christmas Parade Dec. 7 THEYRE READY! Cakes are full of pineapples, cherries & pecans From page 1 tracts take effect. The superinthe school board who should be rehired and the board generally approves that list of employees, usually just before school starts in August. Whether Ryan Sulkowskis name will be on the list remains an unanswered questioned. Mr. Sulkowski did not re spond to e-mailed questions about the alleged meeting. One source, who told Press sports editor Jon Shumake he heard about the pending termination from Coach Sulkowski decided to keep the move under other job. The coach was at the center of a controversy back in the spring when it was learned that he used a school credit card to pay for liquor and food at Whiteys Fish Camp in Clay County while on an outing in a district vehicle to attend a weight lifting match. The matter resurfaced in the fall when a review of documents obtained from the school district revealed that both Coach Sulkowski and Superintendent Raulerson lied when they insisted he turned himself in after the Whiteys outing that also in volved two assistant coaches. In fact, the school bookkeeper uncovered the illicit charges, along with others made in the Macclenny area by the coach. Among the other revelations during the spring was that Coach Sulkowski had no regular teach ing duties at Baker High. From page 1 From page 1Did BCHS coach get the toss?...Records lawsuit is tossed... JOEL ADDINGT ON N EWS EDIT OR reporter@bakercountypress.comThe Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) re gional director David Abramow itz hosted a town hall meeting last week at Northeast Florida State Hospital. Following a roughly 30-minute presentation about DCFs services, which range from helping the poor access public assistance programs like food stamps to investigating child and elderly abuse to supplying substance abuse and mental health counseling, Mr. Abramowitz asked for feedback from the roughly 50 people in attendance. The agency has come under scrutiny recently due to the deaths of some 40 children under DCF supervision this year alone, but the November 19 town hall didnt include any discussion on the subject. Rather, the room of mostly DCF employees or those of partner organizations, had little in the way of criticism for the state department. County health department administrator Kerry Dunlavey, however, requested that DCF help keep someone employed and physically present in Baker County to help low-income residents navigate the agencys digital application for public assistance online. Paper applications are no longer used. A few years ago, DCF closed its office here, which was re placed by a single staff position, funded half by DCF and half by the health department, to provide guidance to residents seek ment on West Lowder Street. Ms. Dunlavey said she heard the position will soon be eliminated, which she fears will make dents to access help. We really want to keep a person there, she said. DCF officials confirmed the position at the health department will be terminated after a new contract is signed, though similar positions will remain at hospitals. Residents can still apIts about decreasing dollars Mr. Abramowitz, a retired Army colonel with 30 years in the ser vice. In Baker County, about 40 food stamps, about 40 percent of the cases in which DCF investigates here involve drugs and 30 percent involve domestic violence, he said. We have a challenge, said Mr. Abramowitz. He said the state agency needs to get better at preventing such problems before DCF has to get involved. He also identified a need for more foster families in Baker County, which only has two registered with the state, especially for teens in state custody. Tracie Sides, director of the Baker Prevention Coalition, Inc., offered words of thanks and en couragement to the regional director for the states funding of time this year. The coalitions focus on preventing substance abuse at the community level. PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON DCFs regional director David Abramowitz at last weeks town hall at NEFSH. PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON The covered walkway to be replaced outside the school board building on South Boulevard East.Covered walkway for $50K?Old one is bad, says the supt.The Glen St. Mary Town Council took a first tentative step toward extension of a central sewer system to residences on the north side of US 90. During a workshop following the boards brief monthly meeting the evening of November 19, Mayor Juanice Padgett was authorized to begin the grant application process with Jordan and Associates, an Orange Park consulting firm that will handle the details. Ms. Padgett hopes the town will have sufficient standing on a complicated points system to secure a $600,000 Community Development Block Grant similar to others used to bring central water to both sides of US 90 and a gravity sewer line along the main thoroughfare. The mayor said earlier this week no cost estimate on the new project has been made, and indicated the north side of town is the logical starting point because the main US 90 line already exists on that side. Because the number of low to moderate income households in Glen is relatively high, and the town is prepared to waive a tapin fee for those residents, Mayor Padgett is counting on the point system to be high enough to be in the running for grant funding. In other business during the regular meeting session that eve ning, the council unanimously adopted an ordinance adding tap-in fees of $1200 for water service and $600 for sewer. The town board also renewed without dissent its two-year contract with Joel Foreman, its Lake City-based counsel. Mr. Foremans fees remain the same at $500 a month retainer and $150 per hour beyond routine attendance at meetings and up to two hours consulting time during a given month. JACKSONVILLE TITLE Auto Title Loan jacksonvilletitleloan.comNeed Fast Holiday Cash? Police arrested a Glen St. Mary man for disorderly conduct the evening of November 23 after he harassed several persons in the vicinity of the Cornerstone shopping center in south Macclenny. Wayne Jefferson, 31, had a strong odor of alcohol about him when questioned by Deputy Jacob Satterwhite about 8:30 pm. Amber Gar ren, 29, of Macclenny called police after the suspect made derogatory comments to her and acquaintance Katie Baldwin, 20, of Sanderson, then attempted to follow them into the Metro PCS store after they went inside and locked the door. Mr. Jefferson confronting Elloitt Haire, 28, of Sanderson in a threatening manner after the former asked him to leave the area. In another arrest, Shannon Waters, 42, of Davie, FL was jailed for disorderly intoxication after she refused to leave Macs Liquors in downtown Macclenny in the early morning hours of November 24. The manager told Deputy Thomas Dyal that Ms. Waters was stealenter the bar after being told to leave. Several persons were arrested on outstanding warrants from two Georgia counties, including Daniel Taylor, 31, of Macclenny, taken into custody by investigators Rodney Driggers and Chris Volz the afternoon of November 20 at his residence on Pine Top Rd. Mr. Taylor was wanted in Charlton County, GA for failure to make a court appearance on a marijuana possession count. 26, by Deputy Michael Clark the morning of November 20 at her residence on Cow Pen Rd. Police went there on a disturbance call and learned that Ms. Mann was wanted for violating probation on multiple misdemeanor charges. mansik, 20, at his residence on Tom Wilkerson Rd. He was wanted in Cook County for jumping bond. Adult ed classesAdult basic education and GED preparation classes will resume on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at the Adult Education Center on West Minnesota in Macclenny. Daytime classes are offered Monday through Friday 9 am-1 pm, and evenings on Tuesday and Thursday 6:30-9 pm. Preregistration is required and be gins November 20. Proof of Florida residency is required at registration. Call Becky Satterwhite at 259-0403 for a list of proof documents for those without a drivers license or state ID card. There is a $30 fee for the prep classes to be paid in cash or money order at registration. The adult ed office is open Monday through Thursday 8 am-3:30 pm.Bass club to meetThe Baker County Bassmasters Club will hold its first regular meeting of the season at Xtreme Outdoors in Macclenny on De cember 3 at 7 pm. All past and prospective new members are encouraged to attend. Refer questions to either Jim Knabb at 591-0441 or Cliff Wignall at 923-0291.Santa breakfast on December 14The seventh annual Breakfast with Santa will be held at Baker County Middle School on Saturday, December 14 from 8-10 am, presented by the schools Bobcat and Wildcat Pride bands. The admission price ($5 in advance and $7 at the door) in cludes a hot breakfast, photos with Santa for children 12 and under, a band concert and a chance at door prizes. The first children 12 and un der will receive a special gift and join in with the band. The event is sponsored by the Baker County Friends of Instrumental Arts, which uses proceeds to purchase band instruments. REGISTER AS A USER ON THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS websiteRegister with a username and password at www.bakercountypress.com and you will have access to all content from the print edition and more. New to SUBSCRIPTIONS$5/MONTH or $25/YEARPAYMENT VIA PAYPAL Press Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 PM We want to know... WEDDINGS & BIRTHS 4 week deadline Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm NO EXCEPTIONS! Check it out...bakercountypress.com

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ursday, November 28, 2013 T B C P Page 7 Page 6 T B C P ursday, November 28, 2013The sheriffs department may have a suspect in the theft of ty from a residence on Cow Pen Rd. during daylight hours on November 22. Kevin Weeks called police when he returned from work to he left lying on his bed were gone, as were a plastic bag with about $200 in loose change, a drill and $450. Mr. Weeks told Deputy Jacob Satterwhite he received a phone call that day from an acquaintance inquiring whether he was home, adding that the person does not phone him on a regular contact the possible suspect were not fruitful. Entry was likely through an unlocked rear door. In other thefts, Justin Ploucher reported $800 worth of tools and accessories taken from an unlocked tool box on his Toyota truck parked overnight on November 18 outside his E. Ohio St. residence in Macclenny. when she learned her daugh ters cell phone and charger were missing from her residence on Tom Wilkerson Rd. north of Macclenny. She told Deputy Marc Heath her nephew and a half-dozen others were at the residence late on November 18 and early the following morning. A GPS device on the phone indicated it was pinging from south of Baldwin at one point, then from south of Glen St. Mary. The items are valued at $515. Deputy Heath said he made contact with most of the people none had helpful information. Anderson Quality ROOFING Metal Reroofs & Roof Repairs Shingle Reroofs & RepairsYour hometown contractor! FREE ESTIMATESLIC.#CCC13302742593300IN GOD WE TRUST.LICENSED & INSUREDLIC.#CBC1259558LLC Roger RaulersonWELLDRILLING2 & 4 wells | Pump Service Water Treatment Licensed & InsuredFamily Owned & Operated259-7531Were proud of our name and we stand behind our work! BAKER BEVERAGE259-8184MON. THURS. 7 AM 9 PM FRI. & SAT. 7 AM MIDNIGHT207 W. MACCLENNY AVE. 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REAL ESTATE G arlon W ebbwith Garlon Webb provides concierge customer service, personalized to meet your needs. wishes you Seasons GreetingsSelect the tree of your choice and cut it fresh from the eld of beautifully shaped Cedar, Leyland Cypress and Carolina Sapphire Bow saws are furnishedRUDOLPHSChristmas Tree Farm Open 7 days a week on Hwy. 125 North of Glen St. Mary Watch for signs Guaranteed Lowest PricesAffordable ATVs, Dirt Bikes, Go-Carts & Scooters ATV GIVEAWAY Raffle Tickets Available Quick N Handy on Lowder and at tent Pembelton Power SportsBLACK FRIDAY SALEPembeltonpowersports.com Trader Jos& Lily Rose Upscae Retail O et 259-5150 JOEL ADDINGT ON N EWS EDIT OR reporter@bakercountypress.comThe unemployment rate in Baker County continued falling along with the size of the labor force, and last month stood at its lowest years ago. Since June, when the lo cal jobless count was 6.9 percent of the countys 12,748 workers, the rate has dropped more than 1 percent to 5.7 percent of a labor force totalling 12,432 workers in October, according to the latest employment report from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity released Novem ber 22. The most recent rate puts Baker County below the Jacksonville Metro Areas rate of 6 percent, the states rate of 6.6 percent and the national rate of 7 percent for October. The size of the labor force has fallen during unemployed workers, suggesting that workers are leaving the workforce for retirement, training or because theyve given up searching for a job. Such workers are not included in the jobless calculation. A similar trend can be seen throughout the tion, University of North Florida economist Paul Mason told the Jacksonville Financial News and Daily Record recently. It would be better if the labor force was still growing, he reportedly said, adding that some of the decline is likely due to students returning to school in the fall and it suggests that Christmas hiring hasnt been captured in the data yet. Regional job numbers released last week as well show the areas in and around Jacksonville had the second largest year-over-year job growth in professional and business services and mining, logging and construction behind the Tampa-St. Petersburg area. Other sectors like trade, transportation tality gained jobs over the year as well. Nonagriculture employment jumped in the region 1.9 percent from a year ago. Government, education and health services, and manufacturing jobs continued to shrink, however. Foreclosures slowing last year, more than doubling the total for 2011, but this years total appears to be dropping with about one month left in 2013. Back in 2011, there were 94 foreclosures line database. The total hit 202 the following year and stands at 133 for 2013. California-based RealtyTrac reports monthly foreclosure and property sales trends by zip code. Its data reveals the real estate market is improving in Baker County. During October, the last month for which median sale price in Macclenny increased 3 percent, the median list price rose 6 percent and the median sale price for foreclosure properties jumped 13 percent when compared to the same month last year. RealtyTrac reports that 1 in 270 properties in the 32063 zip code were in some stage of foreclosure last month. The ratio drops in the countys other zip codes. In Glen St. Mary its 1 in 432 properties and in Sanderson its 1 in 508 properties. BY THE NUMBERS...County unemployment rate5.7% October6.2 % S eptember6.2% August6.8% July6.9% JuneJobless, work force numbers dropA 12-year-old special ed student was named in a complaint for felony battery on his teacher during a midday scuffle on November 21 during which he slammed a door on her hand. Teacher Patricia Vinzant of Glen St. Mary told campus deputy Allen Markley the boy initially shoved her and attempted to get around her when she escorted him into a cool down room for disruptive students around noon. She was attempting to contain him to the room when he slammed the door, causing a minor laceration and bruising. The student will also be charged with disrupting a school function. In another school-related in cident, a complaint for misdemeanor battery was filed on a 16-year-old female student for following another girl, also 16, off a school bus on Carl Brown Rd. in the north county, then attacking her. The victim told Deputy Michael Clark her assailant struck to the ground in an attack that was also witnessed by the victims family. Bus driver Roy Maley said a verbal exchange took place on the bus earlier involving the victim and two other females. In other cases, a complaint ber 20 naming Randall Barton Jr., 23, of Macclenny for battery ing an altercation on Tom Wilk erson Rd. Deputy Trey McCullough said he spoke with a bloodied Mr. following the 7:30 pm incident. The victim said he was accosted by Mr. Barton while attempting retrieval of a Christmas ornament from Heather Padgett. Ms. Padgett, 28, who lives at the Wilkerson Rd. address, and she said Mr. Barton came to her deto get her to leave with him to purchase crack cocaine. The accused had left the area when Deputy McCullough arrived. Northeast Florida State Hospital the afternoon of November 20 following an altercation that began when one of them grabbed the buttocks of a female patient. One of the males, 32, admitted to Deputy Jermiah Johnson he struck the other patient, 54. The second battery count stemmed from the victim accosting the female, 19, while they were waiting for a bus. A Jacksonville man was arrested in north Sanderson early on November 23 for possession of drugs he allegedly tossed out the window while being stopped by a county deputy for speeding. Fiellah Teague, 23, was also driving his 2012 Ford pickup without a license that had been suspended nine times as an habitual offender, according to dep uty Jacob Satterwhite. ted the suspect about 12:45 am southbound on CR 229 going 51 mph in the 35 mph zone, then followed the truck as it turned onto Friendship Place and into the parking lot of The Juke where the suspect was observed throwing something out the driv ers side window. Deputy Satterwhite said a search of the ground yielded a baggie with four smaller ones containing cocaine, and another baggie of marijuana. Mr. Teague was booked for felony possession of cocaine, misdemeanor marijuana possession and felony driving on the suspended license. He was also ticketed for speeding. In another drug-related case, warrants for misdemeanor possession of both marijuana and paraphernalia were sought for a Glen St. Mary couple following an inspection of their residence on Cow Pen Rd. the evening of November 19. Sheriffs investigator Mike Hauge went to the address of Stacey Gombert, 39, based on a tip that narcotics were being con sumed at a residence with children. The investigator noted that Ms. Gombert failed a drug test administered by a case worker from the Department of Children and Families, and after she consented to a search of the residence and a nearby shed, a baggie of marijuana, smoking pipes and papers were seized. Mr. Gombert, 31, was not present at the time of the visit the marijuana in the master bedroom. A Jacksonville man was jailed the morning of November 19 for felony shoplifting and resisting efforts of a store employee at the Macclenny Walmart to detain him until police arrived. The security worker told Deputy Brandon Kiser he observed DeAntae Lundy, 19, place two drills and a bag of dog food in a cart before exiting the store though the garden center about 8 am. He was also wearing a hat he took off a shelf. The employee said Mr. Lundy confronted in the parking lot, but tripped when his shirt was grabbed. The value of the merchandise was $400. In a second shoplifting case, the same morning naming Wesley Zipperer, 25, of Macclenny as the person who stole a soft drink from the Kangaroo store across from the county courthouse. A store employee alerted courthouse deputy William Gootee after she saw the suspect walk across the street and enter the building. He later exited with two acquaintances after leaving an upstairs courtroom, and walked away when questioned by the ofDeputy Kiser identified Mr. Zipperer from the store video. In other reports, a Glen St. Mary woman reported to the sheriffs department on November 21 that her identity was stolen in three instances. The woman attempted to open an account at AT&T, only to ing her Social Security number. Later she learned a fraudulent Verizon account was opened in August and a bogus credit check inquiry was made by PNC Bank. ed on November 23 that she was contacted by Vystar Credit Union about bogus charges to her account at feed stores in Washington State. A Glen St. Mary man who refused to stop after a county deputy got behind his vehicle in north Sanderson in the early morning of NovemMichael Williams, 27, was northbound on CR 127 about 12:25 am when Deputy Trey McCullough observed his 1994 Chevrolet cross turned on his emergency lights, then made an abrupt turn onto Five Churches Rd. before speeding up and making another quick turn into a private driveway. A black male exited the passenger side door while the vehicle was still moving and ran north from the scene. After Deputy McCullough said he handcuffed Mr. Williams, another black male seated in the rear also took off running. The driver declined to identify either occupant, explaining he merely was giving them a ride. felony charge. ists were found to have multiple license suspensions as habitual of fenders. Jacksonville after stopping his motorcycle on MLK Dr. in Macclenny for having an expired tag and because the driver had no eye protection. A computer check revealed Mr. Moores license had 11 suspensions. was stopped by Deputy Jeremiah Combs the afternoon of November off from a Sanderson convenience store. Deputy Combs was aware that Mr. Norman did not have a license, 90 in Glen the evening of November 24 because it had an expired tag. He arrested Corey Scippio, 32, of Lake City for driving on a license The following cases were adjudicated during regular county court session on November 20 before Judge Joey Williams: an expired and suspended license; two days in jail, six-month probation. drivers license; one day in jail, six-month probation, substance abuse evaluation and apology letter. intoxication (2 cases); 25 hours community service, attend ad diction meetings. pended license; 90 days house arrest, six-month probation. session; six-month probation. intoxication; 17 days in jail, sixmonth probation, attend addiction meetings. mischief; $450 restitution. pre-trial release for domestic violence; 12-month probation, no alcohol and batterers intervention class. days in jail, six-month probation. possession; two days in jail, 12-month probation, attend drug abuse meetings. six-month probation, attend theft class. intoxication; six-month probation, 50 hours community service, 30 hours Give Back to Bak er, attend addiction meetings. 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Page9NO VEM B E R 28, 2013 Page 8 T B C P ursday, November 28, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO.: 02-2013-DR-320 IN RE: THE MATTER OF: JAYDEN NICOLE BROWN D/O/B 9/28/12. ________________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION TO: AUTUMN CREWS, natural mother of Jayden Nicole Brown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Verified Petition for Temporary Custody of Minor Child by Extended Family Member has been filed for the child Jayden Nicole Brown. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to the action on the Petitioners Attorney whose name and address is HUGH D. FISH, JR., at P.O. Box 531, Macclenny, Florida 32063, on or before November 30, 2013, and file the original with the Clerk of Court, either before service on the petitioners attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise an Order of Temporary Custody of Minor Child will be entered in this case. WITNESS my hand and Seal of this Court on this 30th day of October, 2013. AL FRASER As Clerk of the Court BY: Stacie Harvey (COURT SEAL) Deputy Clerk Hugh Fish, Jr. PO Box 531 Macclenny, FL 32063 11/7-28c NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the Tallahassee Office until 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, for Proposal ID T2509. A Certification of Qualification is not required for this Proposal ID T2509, a Sidewalk project on CR 127, from Tony Givens Rd. to Five Churches Rd. in Baker County. Budget Estimate $176,136.00. Complete letting advertisement information for this project is available on our website at http://www.dot.state.fl.us/cc-admin/Letting_ Project_Info.shtm or by calling (850) 414-4000. 11/21-28c NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Baker County District School Board will hold the following public hearing on Monday, December 2, 2013, at the District School Board Room located at 270 South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Florida, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The following items will be considered at the public hearing: 2013-14 Student Progression Plan and 2013-14 Student Code of Conduct. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. The documents will be available for preview at the Superintendents Office located at 270 South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Florida beginning Tuesday, November 5, 2013 (8:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m.). You may also access the document on our district website at www.baker.k12.fl.us. Sherrie Raulerson Superintendent of Schools 11/7-28c Miracle Automotive & Truck Service Center Inc. 10510 Duval Lane Macclenny, FL 32063 Notice of Public Sale: Miracle Automotive & Truck Service Center Inc. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on December 27, 2013, 12:00 pm at 10510 Duval Lane, Macclenny, FL 32063, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Miracle Automotive & Truck Service Center Inc. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2000 Chevrolet Vin# 1G1JC1242Y7205025 11/28c Miracle Automotive & Truck Service Center Inc. 10510 Duval Lane Macclenny, FL 32063 Notice of Public Sale: Miracle Automotive & Truck Service Center Inc. gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on December 20, 2013, 12:00 pm at 10510 Duval Lane, Macclenny, FL 32063, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. Miracle Automotive & Truck Service Center Inc. reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2003 Pontiac Vin# 1G2WP52K43F137076 11/28c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO.: 02-2013-DR-0473 IN RE: THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF: JADEN FREDERICK KIRK, A minor child. _____________________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION TO: The unknown Father of JAYDEN FREDERICK KIRK YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Petition for Grandparent Adoption has been filed for Jayden Frederick Kirk. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to the action on the Petitioners Attorney whose name and address is HUGH D. FISH, JR., at P.O. Box 531, Macclenny, Florida 32063, on or before December 20, 2013, and file the original with the Clerk of Court, either before service on the petitioners attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a Final Judgment upon Petition for Grandparent Adoption will be entered in the referenced case. WITNESS my hand and Seal of this Court on this 19th day of November, 2013. AL FRASER As Clerk of the Court BY: Stacie Harvey (COURT SEAL) Deputy Clerk 11/28c Higginbothams Towing & Recovery Inc. 7611 West Mt. Vernon St. Glen St. Mary, FL 32040 The following vehicle will be sold at public auction on December 13, 2013 at 10 am at Higginbothams Towing & Recovery 7611 West Mt. Vernon St., Glen St. Mary, FL 32040: 2003 Ford Taurus Vin# 1FAFP55273A180319 11/28c A, R&R, Inc. 10525 Duval Lane Macclenny, FL 32063 The following vehicles will be sold at public auction on December 13, 2013 at 10 am at A, R&R, Inc. 10525 Duval Lane, Macclenny, FL 32063: 2006 Dodge Vin# 2B3KA43R66H415031 11/28c PUBLIC AUCTION NOTICE Americas Best Storage will conduct a public sale to the highest bidder for cash only on their premises at 305 East Florida Avenue, Macclenny, FL 32063 on Saturday, december 7, 2013, at 1:00 pm on the units listed below. The company reserves the right to reject any bid and withdraw any items from the sale. All property in units are household items. Please call the office at (904)259-2602 the confirm auction. Unit #71 Farrell, Tom Unit #79 Price, Mike Unit #73 Thompson, William Unit #67 Dowle, Crystal Unit #78 Peters, Debbie Unit #106 Dial, Nicky Unit #87/88 Norrell, Kimberly Unit #7 Pearson, Tawanna Unit #98 Padgett, Lisa Unit #75 Dupree, Abby Unit #54 Swakl-Cruise, Chris Unit #82 Johnson, Vickie UNIT #45 Ruise, Lydia UNIT #109 Brannan, Ryan UNIT #38 Stouterborough, T. UNIT #65 Dixon, Ashley UNIT #47 Dowling, D. UNIT #43 McQuin, Michelle UNIT #95 Crews, Matthey UNIT #55 Owens, James 11/28c Free art classes for persons 18 and over will be offered at the Baker County Adult Education Center in Macclenny beginning in January. The mediums include char coal drawing, exploring color with pastels and acrylic, and the classes include live demonstrations and supplies. Classes will be from 2-5 pm on Wednesdays, 9 am-12:30 pm and 2-5 pm on Fridays starting January 22. Also being offered at the cen ter on West Minnesota: 55 and older starting January 21 from 9 am-12:30 pm and again in the afternoon from 2-5 oclock. Art supplies are included. ginning and intermediate skills aimed at persons 55 and older starts January 23 from 9 amnoon and 1-4 pm. Space is limited in all of these classes and pre-registration is required starting on December 9. For more information, call 2590403.Free art, computer classes set LEGA L NOTICES SPECIAL NOTICEDear customer in the Miltondale, Barbara Circle, Jerry Cir cle, Azalea Dr, Magnolia St., Owen Acres, Jacquelyn Circle, Christie Court, and River Circle areas To better serve you, your utility will be smoke testing its sewers. This is done periodically to locate sources of sewer odors, leaks and breaks in sewer lines. The type of smoke used is harmless, white to yellowish-white in color, and may have a slight odor.The smoke testing will occur on the following date: December 4, 2013 between the hours of 9:00 AM until 2:00PMYou may notice smoke coming from building sewer vents, gutters and down spouts or out of the ground along sewer lines. On the inside of your house, smoke or its odor may come out of the plumbing also an indication gases and odors from the sewer may enter your house or building. These can be both unpleasant and dangerous as well as a health hazard to the occupants. house or building is urgently advised. While the utility will render all possible cooperation, the correction of any defects in the pipes and sewer on private property is the responsibility of the house or building owner. The smoke is harmless to plants and animals and leaves no residuals or stains. If smoke gets into your house, please ventilate your house. If you have any questions or desire additional information, please contact your utility at ---City of Macclenny Wastewater Plant 259-4491 The subject property is located in the southeast quadrant of the intersection of I-10 and US 90, west of Sanderson. The subject property is located in the southeast quadrant of the intersection of I-10 and US 90, west of Sanderson. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED LARGE SCALE AMENDMENT TO THE BAKER COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLANThe Baker County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday December 17, 2013 at 7:00 PM in the Baker County Administration Building, 55 North Third Street, Macclenny Florida, to consider a proposed Large Scale land Use and Zoning Amendment, by ordinance to the Baker County Comprehensive Plan. The Amendment request was submitted by Mark and Allison Broughton. Copies of said ordinance may be inspected by any member of the public in the Commissioners o ce, address stated above. On the above mentioned date, all interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinances which are titled as follows: ORDINANCE NO. 2013 AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, MAKING A LARGE SCALE AMENDMENT TO THE BAKER COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN BY RECLASSIFYING APPROXIMATELY 218 ACRES OF PROPERTY, OWNED BY MARK and ALLISON BROUGHTON, AND IDENTIFIED BY BAKER COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER PARCEL IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS 11 3S 20 0000 0000 0091, 113S 20 0000 0000 0090, 143S 20 0000 0000 0040 and, 15 3S 20 0000 0000 0015 18-3S-220000-0000-0015. THE FUTURE LAND USE DESIGNATION WILL CHANGE ON 110 ACRES FROM VERY LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL TO RECREATION ON THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP. ADDITIONALLY, 108 ACRES WILL CHANGE FROM VERY LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL TO AGRICULTURE A ON THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP; PROVIDING FINDINGS BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING DIRECTION TO THE CODIFIER AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. ORDINANCE NO. 2013 AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, REZONING 218 ACRES OF REAL PROPERTY OWNED BY MARK and ALLISON BROUGHTON AND IDENTIFIED BY BAKER COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER PARCEL IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS 11 3S 20 0000 0000 0091, 11 3S 20 0000 0000 0090, 14 3S 20 0000 0000 0040 and, 15 3S 20 0000 0000 0015 AND, 18-3S-22-0000-0000-0015. 110 ACRES WILL CHANGE FROM RESIDENTIAL CONVENTIONAL 1 DWELLING PER ACRE (RC-1) TO RECREATION RESOURCES AND 108 ACRES WILL CHANGE FROM (RC-1) TO AGRICULTURAL 1 DWELLING PER 10 ACRES (AG-10) ON THE ZONING MAP; PROVIDING FINDINGS BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING DIRECTION TO THE CODIFIER AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. A copy of said ordinance may be inspected by any member of the public in the Commissioners o ce, address stated above. In accordance with Section 286.0105, F. S.: If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the County Commission with respect to any matter considered at this scheduled meeting or hearing, the person will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purposes the person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the Administration Department at (904) 259-3613 at least 48 hours prior to the time of the hearing. Happy 2nd Birthday, Killian James MondsLove, Mama, Daddy & Baby Sisters HappyBirthday,Lettie Rhoden ThomasNovember 29Children: Frankie M. Harvey, Jerry W. and Larry (Virginia) Thomas of Macclenny.You are our love and lifeline. 99 th PHOTOS BY JIM MCGA ULEY Cane grinding, BBQ highlight fall festivalSeveral hundred people turned out under beautiful fall skies for the annual event at Macclennys Heritage Park on Saturday. The festival with craft booths, old fashioned cane grinding and superior BBQ is one of several events around the holidays planned for the park. The City of Macclenny recently decided to promote the park as a prot-making entity with events year round. Whitley Ray and Harper LeeTwins arrive on November 12thP.J. and Shayna Monds of Macclenny are pleased to announce the birth of Whitley Ray and Harper Lee Monds on November 12, 2013 at St. Vincents Medical Center in Jacksonville. Whitley weighed 5 lbs., 6 oz. and Harper 5 lbs. 10 oz. Both were 18 inches in length. They join sister Killian Monds. Grandparents include Chris Green and Gina Parker, both of Macclenny, and Norman Green II of North Carolina. PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON Westside Nursery turkey feastSome 60 children ve years old or under at Westside Nursery in Glen St. Mary were joined by family and other guests for a large feast on November 21 ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday seven days later. The lunch time meal featured plenty of the classic holiday dishes including turkey, potato salad, stung, green beans, deviled eggs, sweet potatoes and desserts. Pictured above during the meal are 3-year-olds (from left) Marlin Givens, Laura Goodwin and Victoria Butler. Baker County High School students collected 2,345 cans, almost 300 dry good items and 11 turkeys in this years Thanksgiv ing food drive. Your giving hearts (and extra credit) are the reason so many citizens of Baker County will have a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiv ing dinner this year, said Principal Tom Hill by e-mail Monday. Ms. Yarracs class collected the most food, garnering 478 points, followed by Ms. Masterson and Mr. Cannon with 436 and 433 points, respectively, Ms. Andrews, 293 points, and Ms. Hughes with 232 points. PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON WES students proud AmericansAs a Veterans Day tribute earlier this month, students from Westside Elementary penned and read aloud short essays about why theyre proud to be Americans. At the request of Superintendent Sherrie Raulerson, who called the program absolutely marvelous, some of the schools children read their essays once again at the school boards November 19 meeting last week. Some of the reasons they cited: the freedom to make choices like which church to attend, the free dom to vote for whomever you like, Madison Petrys reason because my father is on a Navy ship. The children received books after their presentation before family and school ocials. The rst graders were (pictured above from left) were William Johnson of Mrs. Churchs class, Cheyenne Dunnam of Mrs. Renshaws class, Emma Snodgrass of Ms. Trimms class, Madison Petry of Ms. Conners class, Alexa Salts of Mrs. Murphys class, Caedan Crain of Mrs. Whiteheads class and Mik eria Washington of Ms. Sheridans class. Nothing quite equals the smooth feel of an alpacas coat. Relaxing on the porch of the parks main street. BBQ maestro Henry Paige (background right) teamed up with Derek Harvey (center) and an unidentied man serving up pecan-smoked pork. Benny Joe Bennett (right, top photo) took on the role of sugar cane master cook while son James (photo below) manned the table outside the cooking shed selling freshly bottled cane syrup. Out of County SubscribersFed up with your copy of The Press arriving late, or not at all? We have a cost-effective solution to your problem. Subscribe to our E editionwww.bakercountypress.com Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm NO EXCEPTIONS! 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ursday, November 28, 2013 T B C P Page 11 Page10NO VEM B E R 28, 2013 JOEL ADDINGT ON N EWS EDIT OR reporter@bakercountypress.comThe high schools Students Working Against Tobacco, or SWAT, club set up shop in the cafeteria for the Great America Smoke Out on November 21. The smoke out is an effort to encourage people nationwide to quit smoking, even if its only for one day a year. The SWAT clubs Megan Anderson said the majority of her classmates dont smoke, so their activities focused on preventing youths from picking up the habit. They passed out candy and educational materials, including a notice about citations issued by campus deputies to those under 18 caught using tobacco at BCHS. Ms. Anderson, a senior, said the tickets have been somewhat effective at curbing tobacco use there. Teen smoking across the state is on the decline, according to a recent press release from the Florida Department of Health. Since 2007, the state agency reported a 40 percent drop in cigarette smoking among youths. The data was gleaned from the 2013 Florida Youth Tobacco Survey, which is taken anonymously in schools. The most recent survey showed 8.6 percent of high school students reported cur rent cigarette use, meaning they smoked a cigarette at least once during the past 30 days. In addition, the survey results showed that 13.5 percent of high schoolers were smoking cigars, a 31 percent drop since 2007, and 5.6 percent were chew tobacco users, which is 12.3 percent less County-level survey results are released every other year with the next release coming in 2014. More troubling to pubyouths using so-called e-ciga rettes, which are electronic ciga rettes that still release nicotine and other harmful chemicals but without burning tobacco. The number of Florida high school students who have tried e-ciga rettes doubled from 6 percent in 2011 to 12.1 percent in 2013, the state reported. The Baker County Health Department partnered with the SWAT club as well as two local employers for smoke out-related activities. Our focus was to get employers to promote [smoking] cessation to their employees, explained Pam Jeralds, the health departments tobacco prevention specialist, by e-mail last week. The sheriffs office and Walgreens are participating. The department supplied quit bags to the employers with information on local tobacco cessation classes, tips on quitting, stress balls, oral care products, pens and lip balm, as well as promotional posters and buttons for those employees who participated in the smoke out. Employees who smoke cost businesses, on average, more than $6000 per year when com pared to nonsmokers, the Florida Department of Health reports. about $2000 more in healthcare costs and lost productivity. Next month the Northeast Florida Area Health Educa tion Center is offering a free tobacco cessation class from 7 to 9 pm Friday, December 13, at the health department, 480 W. Lowder St., in Macclenny. The Tools to Quit class will include a week of nicotine re placement therapy, funded by a settlement in a national lawsuit against tobacco companies. Par ticipants must register by calling (904) 482-0189. For more information on quitting tobacco use, please visit 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. Evening Services 5:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.Pastor J. C. Lauramore welcomes all 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 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 pmDr. Roy Vining 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 523 North Boulevard W. | a few blocks north of Hwy. 90 in Macclenny Community Full Gospel Church12664 Mud Lake Rd. Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Morning 11:00 am Sunday Evening 6:00 pm Tuesday Evening 7:30 pm Pastor Tommy Richardson || 904-275-2949 rfrntbrCremation starting at $995 Burial Packages starting at $4,395 GUERRYFUNERAL HOME Burial Packages starting at $4,395 Cremation starting at $995 Cremation starting at $995 Cremation starting at $995 Cremation starting at $995 Burial Packages starting at $4,395 Burial Packages starting at $4,395 Burial Packages starting at $4,395 Cremation starting at $995 Burial Packages starting at $4,395 Burial Packages starting at $4,395 Burial Packages starting at $4,395 Cremation starting at $995 Burial Packages starting at $4,395 bbrrrf 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 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 First United Methodist Church 93 N. 5th St. (SR228) Macclenny, Fl ~ Sunday Worship 11amLoving GodLoving PeopleServing Our CommunityCome Join Us 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 rfrfntbbtbntbbtbrr r f r f n n t b r n r f rr nr f rfnnnrtbb 7th AnnualMusic FestivalCelebrating Christ at ChristmasSaturday, December 711 am 5 pmLIVE MUSIC FOODCovered Seating AreaKID ZONEPlay Area ~ Free Prizes No admission charge for festival or play area. Located 1 block north of US 90 on Fifth St. (SR228) DAY OF PRAISE In Memory of Corbit C CrewsDeparted this life November 25, 2003 Ten years have passed since you went away, telling us all to watch and pray. Missed by everyone.Jeanette Crews, children, grandchil dren & great-grandchildren. For more information on tobacco free policies or the partnership call904-653-5246 The Baker Tobacco Free Partnership&Students Working Against Tobaccowould like to recognizeBaker County Sheri s O ce & Walgreensfor observing theGreat American SmokeoutNovember 21, 2013and promoting cessation to their employees. 694 W. Macclenny Ave.Wedding Packages from $600 Birthday Parties from $125 Transfer & preserve your old VHS and videos to DVD Visit us on Facebook and like our page for a chance to Call Clint Cooper today!334-3244 IN PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON SWAT club students (l-r) Megan Anderson, Kelly Lawler and Collin Crews. No Butts campaign Sharon Nannie, 70, of St. George diesSharon Leneve Nannie, 70, of St. George, GA died at her home on November 15, 2013. A native of Jacksonville, she is survived by daughters Toinette Blair, Roxanne Ransley and Traci Ransley; children of the heart Chris Nannie, Michael Nannie and Michelle Crews; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild; numerous family and friends. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Cancer Society. There will be no service per her request. Arrangements handled by Guerry Funeral Home.In loving memory ofJohnny Knight12/15/1951-11/27/2011We thought of you today, but that is nothing new. We thought of you yesterday, and days be fore that, too. We think of you in silence; we often speak your name. All we have are memo ries, and your picture in a frame. Your memory is a keep sake from which we will never part. God has you in His arms, we have you in our thoughts. GONE, BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN, LOVE, YOUR FAMIL Y In loving memory ofMaranda Merrett5/14/1986-11/26/2008Those we love dont go away. They walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed and very dear. For death leaves a heartache no one can heal, and love leaves a memory no one can steal. AL WAYS IN OUR HEARTS, JADA AND FAMIL Y In loving memory ofLiam Jace Meyer11/29/2012-2/24/2013Happy 1st Birthday in HeavenWe thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday, and days be fore that, too. We think of you in silence, we often speak your name. All we have are memories, and your picture in a frame. Your memory is our keepsake, with which we will never part. God has you in His keeping, we have you in our hearts. A million times weve wanted you, a million times we cried. If love could only have saved you, you never would have died. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone. For a part of us went with you, the day God called you home. WE L OVE YOU, NANA, PAPA, AUNT MANDY, UNCL E MARK, UNCL E TRENT, AUNT BRANDY AND FAMIL Y In loving memory ofMy sweet angel Liam11/29/2012-2/24/2013Missing You So DearYou were the best thing to happen to me and Im miss ing you so dear. I remember near. Your beautiful face was so soft to the touch; I never knew I could love someone so much. Little did I know the pain that you would go through. God knew, He made my little hero cause of all that you went through. If I could have, I would have traded places with you. I cherish every moment that I got to spend with you. I know youre with Jesus and now your heart is new. Even though my heart is broken and were torn apart, you will forever remain in my heart. Although our time on earth was so short and bittersweet, I cant wait till Jesus calls me home so we can meet. Oh, what a glorious day that will be, when you get to spend eternity with me. LOVE, MOMMY In loving memory ofCorey Scott Bell02/11/1977-10/22/2013In our hearts you will stay until we meet again in Heav en! LOVE AL WAYS AND FOREVER, MOM AND CHRIS, STACEY, JONATHAN AND BREA, NANNNY AND PA MANUCYMEL ISSA, SHYANNE AND WYATT During the holidays, everyone is busy with places to go and family to see. What if you were a child who had been taken away from their parents due to neglect, abuse or abandonment and were in a home with strangers with no place to go and no family to see? This is the time of year for thanksgiving and a chance to make the choice to clear a few hours a month from your schedule to advocate in the court system for these children. Become a Guardian ad Litem Volunteer. Be the one for the children who desperately need someone to stand up for them, mentor them and to believe that they have something to offer the world. Be by their sides not only to advocate for their best interest in court, but to support them through lonely and distressing circumstances that no one should face alone. Guardian ad Litem Volunteers are ordinary people doing extraordinary work. Your input to the courts can help find safe and permanent homes for these children. The program offers free training, legal and staff assistance. Volunteers commit to at least one year and about 10 hours per month. The next class starts January 13 in Macclenny. Dont wait until the last minute; sign up before the holidays. Call 904-966-6237, go to www.gal.alachua.fl.us, or just browse to get more information.Guardian ad Litem class Jan. 13 Spend 75 to buy the BAKER COUNTY PRESS and SAVE OVER $100/WEEK! We print obituaries with a picture free of charge. Place announcements online @ bakercountypress.com

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ursday, November 28, 2013 T B C P Page 13 Page 12 T B C P ursday, November 28, 2013 Class i fied ads and no tic es must be paid in advance, and be in our office no lat er than 4:00 pm the Monday preceding pub li ca tion, unless otherwise arranged in advance. Ads can be mailed provided they are accompanied by payment and instructions. They should be mailed to: Class i fied Ads, The Baker County Press, P.O. Box 598, Mac clen ny, FL 32063. We can not assume responsibility for ac curacy of ads or notices given over the telephone. Li a bil i ty for errors in all advertising will be limited to the first publication only. If after that time, the ad continues to run without notification of error by the person or agen cy for whom it was pub lish ed, then that party as sumes full payment re spon sibility. The Baker County Press reserves the right to refuse advertising or any oth er mate ri al which in the opinion of the publisher does not meet standards of publication. Taking orders for homemade pumpkin rolls just in time for the holidays! Call today to order yours. Only $10. Delivery available upon request, extra $5. 904-705-4150 ask for Tina. 11/28p Guns-Ruger 9MM P85 $300; Ruger 17 HMR magazine SS 6" barrel, very nice gun $450; S&W 32 H&R magazine airweight, nice gun $350; Coleman generator 6250 W, 10 HP B&S engine, like new $400. Call 259-3763. Please leave message. 2008 Honda Metropolitan scooter, excellent condition. $800. Call Larry, home912-843-2548 or cell-904-404-6735. 11/21-28p Yessir, the Franklin Mercantile is now open for your business. Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Railroad crossing in Glen. 259-6040. Like us on Facebook. 11/14tfc Oak rewood. 904-653-1442. 11/7-28p Seasoned rewood. Call Bruce at 904838-3130. 10/17-12/26p Artists. Oils, acrylics, water colors, Canvas es, draw ing pads and much more. On sale now. The Of ce Mart, 110 S. Fifth Street, 259-3737. tfc Camille Beckman hand cream, Root candles, unique gift items. Southern Charm 110 S. 5th Street. 259-4140. 4/28tfc Ofce Supplies, printer and fax cartridges, rubber stamps and much more. We specialize in hard to nd items. The Ofce Mart, 110 S. 5th Street. 259-3737. 4/28tfc MISCELLANEOUS Childrens Elite Preschool has 1 opening for infant room. 259-1373. 11/28c Home Improvements-porches, decks, remodeling-any home repair. Licensed & Insured. 904-591-2640. 10/17tfc We install 6 seamless gutters. Pressure washing. 259-7335. 8/11tfc Narcotics Anonymous. We are a group of recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. IT WORKS!! Meetings are held at the Baker County Health Department on Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:45 p.m.-7:45 p.m. 10/31-11/28p Alcoholics anonymous meetings Monday and Friday at 8 pm. Call Wanda 904-9947750. 209 Macclenny Ave. 1/3-12/27/13p Heavy Equipment Operator Training! Bulldozers, Backhoes, Excavators. 3 Weeks Hands On Program. Local Job Placement Assistance. National Certications. GI Bill Benets Eligible. 1-866-362-6497. 11/28p AUTOMOBILES 1967 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, 350 rocket engine; runs great. $5700. 904662-6390. 11/21-28p 2008 Ford F-150 4X4 crew cab; 59,650 miles; bedliner, toolbox, bull bar, chrome steps, 3" lift. Like new; garage kept. $21,900. 904-509-5399. 11/28p 1999 Buick LeSabre, runs good, 230K miles, rides smooth, $2200 OBO. 5883628. 10/31tfc ANIMALS LOST DOG: White male lab; answers to Rocky. Blue collar, approximately 8090 lbs. Lost off Crews Street. Please call 904-333-5551 11/28p Female chihuahua Yorkie for sale; eight weeks old with shots. Call 259-8240. 11/28p Free to good home. Chihuahua and dachshund mix. Cute, adorable, friendly, weaned, well fed; ready to go. 904-2752901. 11/28p Dogs: all types from puppies to adults. Animal Control, $65 adoption fees will apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc HELP WANTED Notice to readers: The newspaper often publishes classied advertising on subjects like work-at-home, weight loss products, health products. While the newspaper uses reasonable discretion in deciding on publication of such ads, it takes no responsibility as to the truthfulness of claims. Respondents should use caution and common sense before sending any money or making other commitments based on statements and/or promises; demand specics in writing. You can also call the Federal Trade Commis sion at 1-877-FTC-HELP to nd out how to spot fraudulent solicitations. Remember: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The Baker County Press Form Setters & Curb Finishers (Experienced w/ Curb & Gutter). Seasonal/ Part & Full Time. Please call 386-496-3883 to apply. Equal Opportunity Employer. 10/3111/28p Experienced diesel truck mechanic and one helper needed. Please apply in person at 130 N. Lane Ave., Jacksonville, Fl 32040 between 9am-4pm. 11/28-12/5p Drivers: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises:1-855-515-8447. 11/7-28p Sales Position FT/PT. Hourly, commissions, vacation pay and full benets. Call 386-418-0650 or 386-344-0082. 11/2112/12p Auto Sales, In home sales or any sales experience. Small roong company looking for an outside salesman, no roong experience needed, will train. Please call 1-866959-7663. 11/14-28p Drivers: Home EVERY Weekend, Dedicated Southern Lanes & OTR! All Miles PAID (Loaded & Empty)! Or Walk Away Lease: No Money Down, No Credit Check. 1-866823-0323. 11/28p Drivers: *Seasonal Drivers Needed* to haul U.S. Mail in Jacksonville. Positions open for safe, reliable drivers. Excellent Hourly Pay. $18.94p/h + $4.46 H&W. Class A CDL & 2yrs Experience required in the past ve years. EOE/AA. Salmon Companies 800-251-4301 or apply online www. driveforsalmon.com. 11/28p Experienced painters needed. Peacock Painting, 259-5877. 2/21tfc DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW! Learn to drive for US Xpress! Earn $700 per week! No experience needed! Local CDL Traning. Job ready in 15 days! (888)3681964. 11/28p Experienced OTR Flatbed Drivers earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to Qualied drivers. Home most weekends. Call: (843)266-3731 / www.bulldoghiway. EOE. 11/28p com. EOE. 10/10p REAL ESTATE Notice to Readers All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any prefer ence, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings adver tised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination, call HUD toll free at 1-800669-9777. The toll free telephone number for the impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 3 BR, 2 BA home. 433 Magnolia Dr., Macclenny. CH/A, single car garage, all appliances included; fenced back yard, kid friendly neighborhood. $120,000. Call 904-463-3582. 11/21-28p 3 BR, 2 BA completely renovated home on large city lot in established neighborhood. FSBO. $119,500. Contact 904-234-8065. 11/28-12/5p 1.08 acre lot, $4500; 1.95 acre lot $8500. Both wooded lots near Suwannee River with lots of wildlife. Call 259-3763. 11/28p Land For Sale: 3 to 21 acres St Marys River Bluff Rd. Not Riverfront. $10,000/ acre. Owner nancing with 10% down. 904-501-9217. 11/14-12/5p 5 acres on St. Marys River, zoned Ag; high and dry. Ready to build on; very nice wooded acres. $54,900; two to pick from. 904-591-2640. 7/18tfc Lots for sale, Copper Creek and Gleneld Oaks subdivisions. $32,000 each. Call 904-813-1580. 2/7tfc TENN. LAND BARGAIN WITH FREE BOAT SLIP! 1.70 acres meadows overlooks 140 acre Nature Preserve, streams & ponds. Only $19,900. 6.1 acre hardwoods Only $27,900. FREE boat slips. Excellent nancing, little down. Call now 1-877-8880267, x446. 11/28p FLORIDA WATERFRONT CONDO LIQUIDATION SALE! Brand new 2BR/2BA 1,690sf luxury condo only $149,900 Originally under contract for $365,000. Near downtown Orlando & all theme parks/attractions. Must see. Call now 877-333-0272, x 173. 11/28p BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN BARGAIN! 25 acres only $84,900. Beautifully wooded rollingmountaintop terrain, backs up to national forest. Enjoy stream, abundant wildlife, spectacular views, trails throughout. Paved rd frontage municipal water, utilities all completed. Excellent nanc ing. Call now 866-952-5303, x 83. 11/28p FOR RENT 2 BR mobile home available. $385/month. Half acre; garbage, water, sewer, lawn care provided; family neighborhood. 912843-8118 or 904-699-8637. www.rentyes.net. 10/31tfc 3 BR, 2 BA newly renovated home. Located approximately 1 mile South of I-10 on church property. Restrictions will apply. $900/month plus $1000 deposit. Shown by appointment only. 259-7332. 11/21-28c 3 BR, 2 BA mobile home in Sanderson, 3 miles North off 127 on Cedar Creek Drive, on 1 acre corner lot; front/back porch. $750/month plus $800 deposit. Service animals only. 904-251-4130. 11/14-28p 3 BR, 2 BA mobile home on Mud Lake Road. Free lawn service. Service animals only. $625/month. 259-4884. 11/28p 3 BR, 1 BA brick home in Macclenny city limits. Big fenced back yard; 1 shed. $875/ month. Contact Jason 904-305-9680. 11/21-28p 3 BR, 1 BA singlewide. 1 acre fenced lot, ceiling fans, dishwasher; quiet neighbor hood. $650/month plus $650 deposit. 904-275-2800. 11/21-28p 3 BR, 2 BA house in Macclenny city limits. $875/month plus $800 deposit,18 month lease. 904-838-8584. 11/14tfc Spotless, well landscaped yard; 3 BR, 2 BA home at 640 Foxridge Circle. $1150/ month plus $1150 deposit. Call 904-8131580. 11/14tfc Clean 3 BR, 1 BA home. 9121 Dolphin Street, Sanderson. $650/month plus $650 deposit. Call 904-813-1580 or 259-2255. 11/21tfc 3 BR, 1 BA house in Macclenny, close to everything. $850/month plus 1st, last and deposit. 904-238-1908. 11/21-12/5p 2 room cabin. $100/week plus $150 deposit. Lights and water furnished. 8 miles from Macclenny. 912-266-1641 or 912843-2768. 11/28p 3 BR, 1 BA small house in Cuyler area. $550/month. 259-7927. 11/28p 4 BR, 2 BA mobile home on nice lot. Ser vice animals only. $850/month plus $900 deposit. 904-275-2212. 11/28p 3 BR, 2 BA house on 1 acre lot. CH/A, 2 car garage, screened porch, detached shop. $1000/month plus $1000 deposit. Call Michael 904-759-8751. 11/7-28p 2 BR, 1 BA house $500/month; 3 BR, 2 BA $650/month. Call for details. 912-8432093. 11/28-12/5p 2 BR, 2 BA, $650/month plus $500 de posit. Extra clean; front porch. Service animals only; references required. 259-2121. 10/31tfc 2 BR, 1 BA in city. $600/month plus $300 deposit. 259-2787. 10/31tfc 2 BR, 1 BA duplex; all appliances included, W/D. $675/month plus $675 deposit. 904591-2790 or 259-3300. 10/17tfc 3 BR, 2 BA doublewide on 1 acre land with garage and shing pond; CH/A. $825/ month plus 1st, last and $500 deposit. 259-7335. 10/24tfc 3 BR, 2 BA mobile home on Mud Lake Road. Remodeled; lawn maintenance included. 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Macclenny Ave., Macclenny (Next to NAPA Auto Parts) 904-259-9333 EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT Position # C99961 Executive assistant work of a varied and highly responsible nature. Responsible for tasks associated with the responsibilities of the Vice President for Occupational Programs. Duties require extensive knowledge of the college and of occupational include maintaining division and grant records and facilitating budget orders for multiple budgets. Requires High School Diploma or equivalent plus eight years of secretarial or clerical work experience. Additional education may be substituted on a year for year basis for required experience in related area. Special consideration will be given to applicants with an Associate Degree Knowledge and ability to compose routine correspondence and to use standard business formats and styles for letters, business forms, and other communications. Knowledge and proper use of spelling, punctuation, procedures and the ability to carry duties. Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Self-directed and ability Word and Excel. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Ability to maintain and willingness to learn new tasks. SALARY: $31,322 annually plus DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING APPLICATIONS: 12/12/13 Persons interested should provide College application, vita, and photocopies of transcripts. All foreign transcripts must be submitted with Position details and applications available at: www.fgc.edu Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City, FL 32025-2007 Phone (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4814 FGC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment I heard an interesting rumor while I was in Atlanta last week that oddly havent heard a peep about back here where it counts. The rumor was that the Jaguars are considering moving again. No, not to the sunny climate of LA as has often been speculated, but somewhere the players might need to check their passports to see if they are valid. London. The rumor was that the Jaguars might become the first European franchise, playing their games in hallowed Wembley Stadium. It makes sense in a weird way. Shad Khan has ties to London. He owns the Fulham Foot ball Club of the English Premier League. The soccer team is located in the London neighborhood of Fulham. Then there is Wembley, one of the worlds great athletic facilities. The 100,000 seat stadium is state of the art, recently renovated for the 2012 Olympics. As the only game in town, the Jaguars would capitalize on a growing interest in what the Brits call American football, and the team played a game there this season. They could be almost assured of between 75-80,000 season tickets, which at the inflated NFL and English Premier League rates is a hefty piece of change. The team hasnt uttered a peep about the rumor, but with ticket sales sagging and the Jags in the midst of another losing season, it is certainly something for the management to consider. I would hate for it to happen, but oddly enough, if they had to go somewhere Id rather it be there than LA. ing changes, it seems absolutely certain that the Gators will have to make some change after this weekends loss to Georgia Southern, that has been called the worst loss in the teams history. Whether Coach Will Muschamps job is on the line is questionable, but certainly the lack luster offense will be overhauled with JU coach Kerwin Bells name being bandied about as offensive coordinator. Well have to wait and see. One thing is certain, there will be some seats available for this Saturdays Florida-Florida State game in the swamp. I cant remember the last time that happened. F LROBERT GERARD Out of County SubscribersFed up with your copy of The Press arriving late, or not at all? We have a cost-effective solution to your problem.Subscribe to our E edition @ www.bakercountypress.com You Bought Your First Home!Congratulations! Now pick up a copy THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Online @ bakercountypress.com We stock inkjet and laser toners for T HE O FFICE M ART110 South Fifth Street | 259-3737 Downtown MacclennyNeed Printer Toner? WEVE GOT IT! PHOTO COURTESY OF MA RK BROUGHTON Penny Wars nets $2402 for Thanksgiving food basketsMark and Allison Broughton continued their eorts to raise money for food for needy Baker County families with a Penny Wars contest among employees (pictured above) of Mr. Broughtons company based in Jacksonville. The Glen St. Mary resident said 10 of his 41 workers, including himself, reside here, but all of the $1201 raised, plus the companys match, will benet local families. The Broughtons also helped organize the recent Outrun Hunger 5K with their church, which raised another some $400. Both fundraisers were rst-time events. Mr. Broughton estimated the money will feed more than 100 families this Thanksgiving. 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

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ursday, November 28, 2013 T B C P Page 15 Page14NO VEM B E R 28, 2013 CROSSROADS SHOPPING CENTER816 S. 6th St. | MacclennyOpen 7 Days a week 8 am 8 pmPrices good November 27 December 3, 2013 Heavy Western Boneless BeefN.Y. STRIP STEAKS Heavy Western Semi-Boneless CHUCK ROAST 2 lb. Sunset Farms Premium Pork SMOKED SAUSAGE USDA Inspected Fresh PORK FINGERSTYLE RIBS 14 oz. Sunset Farms Breakfast HAM STEAKS $ 3 4 9 lb. $ 4 99 $ 2 49 lb. $ 3 49 USDA Inspected Whole BonelessPORK LOIN FreshPRODUCE VINE RIPETOMATOES $149lb.CUCUMBERS FRESHLETTUCE $1293 LB. BAG REDGRAPEFRUITS PRODUCE $ Heavy Western Lean & TenderBEEF STEW MEAT$399 lb. Family Pack USDA Inspected FreshPORK FEET/TAILS$169 lb. Family Pack -USDA Inspected Fresh FryerBONELESS BREASTOR STRIPS!$199 lb. USDA Inspected Smoked PorkHOG TAILS $199 lb. $ 4 99 lb. $ 1 99 lb.59 Have A Happy Thanksgiving! $249 JON SHUM AKESPORT S EDIT OR jonshu@live.comThe varsity Wildcat basketball team has started with dominant home wins. The Cats opened the season on November 21 with a 72-58 victory over the visiting Yulee Hornets with a complete team effort. The Wildcats trailed 16-15 at Hornets 19-8 in the second quarter with the help of a 10-0 run midway through the quarter to lead 3424 at halftime. They maintained that 10-point lead at the end of the third quarter before pulling away slightly more in the fourth to win 72-58. The team connected on seconds to seal the victory. The Wildcats had three double-digit scorers in the 14-point win. Charles Ruise Jr. led the squad with 22 points, including three times when he slammed the ball home on dunks. Jesse Gardner with 18, and Brian Waltons seven fourth-quarter The JV lost an exciting game 58-54 to Yulee before the varsity game. The juniors trailed by 15 early in the fourth quarter but rallied back to pull within three points on several occasions. The lead was too much to overcome and the Hornets secured the win with a free throw with less than six seconds remaining. Richard Gaskins was the teams top-scorer with 12 points, while Marcus Reed and Travion Clayton both added 11. The varsity Cats topped Madison County 80-60 on November 23 to improve to 2-0 on the season. The team out-scored the Cowboys in each of the nal frame. The Cats held onto their 20-point lead to close the game out with the 80-60 victory. Ruise was the teams top scorer for the second straight game with 27 points. Walton added 18 The Wildcats hope to continue their winning streak when they travel to Bishop Snyder on November 26. PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON Charles Ruise Jr. elevates for a dunk. PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON Above, Jesse Gardner drives along the baseline. Below is Brian Walton after making a steal.Wildcats thump YuleeJON SHUM AKESPORT S EDIT OR jonshu@live.comThe BCHS Lady Wildcats increased their winning streak to three games and improved to 3-1 on the season as they cruised to an easy 66-32 home victory against Baldwin on November 19. The team jumped out to a quick 8-0 lead in the first minute of the game and kicked it off with a 21-2 run through the opening 4:36. Delicia Washington, who returned from injury after straining a back muscle on November 14, scored 15 of her 22 points in the first quarter to help the Wildcats carry a 35-10 lead into the second quarter. The Lady Cats continued to dominate the game in the second quarter. The team led 52-20 at halftime behind Kiala Pigotts 20 first-half points. Baker Countys lead allowed a running clock to be implemented for the second half of the game. The running clock kept the Lady Wildcats from padding their lead as they only out-scored the Indians 14-12 after the explosive first half to end the game with the 6632 win. Pigott led the team with 23 points and Washington was second with 22. Haley Bussell scored eight points while Jada Johnson added seven. Lindsey Love and Andrea Clark rounded out the Lady Wildcats scoring with four and two points, respectively. The Cats hope to add to their winning streak on November 25 when the team travels to Bradford. have mirrored the varsity girls thus far by bouncing back with a win after a close opening game loss. The middle school girls dropped the first game of the season 26-20 at Suwannee on November 14. Carliya Jefferson led the Bobcats with six points. Kim Thrower and Damaria Gibson both scored five points, including three-pointers for each. Meisha Givens added four points in the loss. The Lady Bobcats rebounded in their home opener on November 21 with a hard-fought 27-24 win over Lake Asbury. Jefferson was the teams top scorer once again with 15 points, while Giv ens and Gibson added seven and five points. Coach Ashton Knoll said Jefferson, Tyneisha Reed, Zaryona Allen and Kyrie Holman were major assets down low hauling in rebounds, while Thrower did a great job distributing the ball to the open player. The Lady Bobcats will try to move above .500 through three games when they host Yulee on November 26.JON SHUM AKESPORT S EDIT OR jonshu@live.comCoach Scott McDonalds BCHS girls weightlifting team has gone undefeated through its first two competitions of the season. The girls opened the season on November 14 when they traveled to Lake City and defeated the Columbia Tigers 54-35. Coach McDonald said this was a tough early-season match-up as the Tigers won the state championship three years ago, but it was one the Lady Cats passed. Only the top three lifters in each weight class earned points due to only two schools competing. Kristyn Carter and Shelbie Martin swept the top two spots in the 101-pound class. Mackenzie Hand and Rebekah Long did the same for the team in the 154 class, while Glenna Godwin and Jackie Anderson claimed the top two spots in the 183 class. The Lady Wildcats also had lifters finish in first place with Haleigh Crawford in the 119 class, Madyson Perry-Ruise in the 129 class and Lacey Nettles in the 199 class. Mallory Mobley finished in second place and Kaitlen Muse came in third in the 139 class. Morgan Lee and Mya Whitehead finished in second and third in the 169 class, respectively. Brooke Adams came in second place in the unlimited class. The Lady Wildcats traveled to Middleburg on November 20 and won a tri-meet that also included Orange Park. Baker County out scored Orange Park 47-37, while Middleburg finished in third with 26 points. The top four lifters in each class received points due to three schools competing. The team swept the top two spots in the 110 class as Sydnee Watson finished first and Kelsey Anderson came in second. Adams claimed first place and Sierra Sanders finished in third for the Lady Cats in the unlim ited class. In the 154 class, Hand came in first place while Long finished fourth. The squad also had lifters finish in first place with Perry-Ruise in the 129 class and Nettles in the 199 class. Whitehead finished in second place in the 169 class, while Godwin did the same in the 183 class. In the 119 class, Lani Foster finished in second place and Bailey Pisani ended up in fourth. The weightlifting team is off until December 4 when the girls travel to Bishop Snyder.Three game win streak for Lady C atsSynder is up next PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON CeCe Jeerson attempts a lay up in trac. Check it out...www.bakercountypress.com COPIESBlack & white/Full colorT O M110 South Fifth St.

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