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COVERING BAKER COUNTY SIN CE 1929The countys most professional and extensive source for news, classied, display and real estate listings MIKE ANDERSON PRESS ST AFF This is a tale of two city parks in Macclenny, both of which are receiving unprecedented attention, though each for a different reason. It is the best of times for Heritage Park, which has sprung from humble beginnings as a volunteer-created restored village on Lowder Street a few years ago to become the towns showcase for all sorts of activities, including festivals, re unions, historic demonstrawith Santa Claus or just strolling along the grounds. Less than a mile away, at Macclennys City Park at the duck pond between West Boulevard and Eighth Street, it is the worst of times. It has become a place where few venture at night, other than transients, vandals and others who go there to hang out, drink and smoke pot. both parks recently, heaping praise on Heritage Park for becoming an attractive asset that is rapidly becoming self-sus taining through modest admission fees, while lamenting City Park for becoming a less attractive nuisance. bakercountypress.comVisit our website and vote each week in our online poll.Abusive ex pummels expectant motherSee page 7 D ickie F erry adds hall of fame to list of accoladesSee page 11ONLINE POLL RESULTSIs it good news or bad news that head football coach Ryan Sulkowski is leaving?52% Good 25% Bad23% Undecided T ough defense hands Cats rst two season lossesSee page 16 JOEL ADDINGTON N EWS EDITOR email@example.comBaker County got an early Christmas gift last week when the long-sought after US 90 bypass road project was ranked number one by the Northeast Florida Transportation Plan ning Organization for funding through a state program that helps build roads with region al and economic development value. The vote to do so, in which Baker County Commission er James Croft participated, means theres a good chance that the state will award more than half-a-million dollars for engineering and design of the coveted roadway. The bypass, planned to connect US 90 east of Macclenny near the Walmart Distribu tion Center to South 5th Street (228) near the interstate and the Walmart Supercenter, would not only give semi-tractor trailers a more direct route to I-10, but it would open up large tracts of land between the two highways to new development. Most of the property in the area is owned by the Knabb Familys Labeuna Farms, Inc. and the Barber family. The $650,000 in potential funding to get the bypass started would come from the Florida Department of Transporta tions Transportation Regional Incentive Program, also known as TRIP. The program was created by state statute in 2005 to encourage local investment in regional transportation improvements. Typically the program will pay 50 percent of a projects cost, provided it addresses re economic development. The remaining share usually comes from local sources, whether they be public or private. But in the case of the US 90 bypass, the 50 percent match requirement may be waived by FDOT due to Baker Countys designation as a Rural Area of Critical Economic Concern, or RACEC. Macclenny resident James Bennett, FDOTs urban transportation development manager for the District 2 region headquartered in Jacksonville, said in years past the countys RACEC status has allowed FDOT to waive the local funding match for projects funded through the states Rural Economic Development Initiative, or REDI, program. Many projects we fund with them we already waive the match, but [the TRIP] program requires a local match, said Mr. Bennett. But we made the determination that theres enough uncertainty in the two [REDI and TRIP] statutes that forward without a match. With no local match needed, the project was ranked atop a list of 11 potential ones in line for TRIP funding by staff at the Northeast Florida Transportation Planning Organization (TPO). The bypass road received such high marks because it meets nearly all of the goals of the TRIP program, namely imNot only would it remove troublesome semi-truck traf JOEL ADDINGTON N EWS EDITOR firstname.lastname@example.orgWildcat head football coach Ryan Sulkowski has accepted a new job with Coffee County Central High School in Tennessee. The Coffee County school district began looking for a new head football coach immediately after the 2013 season ended, a season the areas local newspaper Manchester Times characterized as dismal. Sulkowski comes from Baker County, Florida and by most all accounts brings an impressive resume with him. He led Baker County to ing to USA Today contrast, Coffee County would have to add up wins from each of the past 10 seasons to accumulate 31 wins, wrote the Manchester Times Josh Peterson. The absence of Ryan Sulkowski and his wife Heather, the high schools volleyball coach, leaves two key vacancies in the Wildcats athletic department. BCHS principal Thomas Hill said the head coachs brother Joey Sulkowski, who coaches track for the Wildcats, is not leaving for Tennessee, and other assistant football coaches appear to be staying as well. Whenever a head coach leaves, some assistant coaches typically leave as well, he said. At this point, that has not occurred. Mr. Hill said a nationwide search will begin to replace the coach. He added that several inquiries have been made about the position by phone and he looks forward to collecting resumes in the coming month. S ee page 4 S ee page 4 S ee page 5 PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON Breakfast with Santa, concerts raise $1000The annual fundraiser for local band programs by the Baker County Friends of the Instrumental Arts, Breakfast with Santa, raised an estimated $1000 the morning of December 14. Several hundred people bought tickets to the event at the middle school, which got them a freshly cooked hot breakfast, a photo with Santa and a chance to hear the middle and high school bands live on stage. See page 9 for full coverage of the benet and visit www.bakercountypress.com for more photos and video of the performances. Pictured above is the BCMS band being led by conductor Heather Davidson.Sulkowski o to TennesseePaper: impressive resumeSigns at the 8th Street entrance to City Park covered with grati, just one of the nuisance problems city ocials have cited there recently.City turns attention to duck pond park PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON This SUV had to reverse to allow the semi-trailer to make a right turn onto US 90 from South 6th Street last week.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Letters are welcome, but must contain the signature of the writer, a telephone number and city of residence. Letters must reect opinions and statements on issues of current interest to the general public. The newspaper reserves the right to reject any material which in the newspapers judgement does not meet standards of publication. CONT AC T US By phone at 904.259.2400 or by fax at 904.259.6502. You can stop by our oce located at 104 S. Fifth Street, Mac clenny, FL or mail your submission to PO Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063. We are available online at www.bakercountypress.comCOMMEN TT B C PPage3DECEMBER 19, 2013 Page 2 T B C P ursday, December 19, 2013The numbers on public school graduation rates in Florida were released last week, and compared to other counties in this corner of the state, Baker Highs numbers were, well, just the other side of okay. Theres a discrepancy between what the Department of Education website originally reported as the BCHS rate (68.8%) and what Principal Thomas Hill reported (revised upward to 72.28%), but the state average is 75.6%. Neighboring Nassau County came away with the best overall set of numbers in its four high schools: West Nassau (Callahan) 93%, Hilliard 86%, Yulee 91% and Fernandina 91%. St. Johns County, with one of the highest ratings of Floridas 67 public school systems, turned in what one would expect. Clay County hung in around the 80% mark (Fleming Island blew the top off at 97%plus comparable to Ponte Vedra and Duvals Stanton Prep and Douglas Anderson). Paxons brainiacs topped the area at 100%. Putnam County brought up the rear; the anchor district if you will. Looking over the First Coast numbers, Baker High comes in about even with Jacksonville and other area schools in the median to lower economic strata. Nothing surprising about that, but how does that explain the Nassau County numbers? Callahan, Hilliard, Yulee and to some extent Fernandina (absent Amelia Island) are all about the same demographics as Baker County (income, education, racial mix, etc.), so why is their lowest performing school (Hilliard) running 14 percentage points ahead of us in the number of graduates? Its a mystery. The schools are pretty much run the same (Tallahassee makes the rules), so that leaves variables like the quality of teachers, the administrators and the emphasis placed on education in the homes. Which is it? And speaking of the influ ences at home, do you ever wonder how the conversation goes when 16-year-olds announce to their family that theyre throwing in the towel on school. Isnt there an adult somewhere, even an extended family member, who takes them aside and explains that the road theyre taking is a downhill slide to nowhere. That theyll likely spend the rest of their lives on the bottom rung with virtually no chance of ever climbing higher. The earning power of dropouts is below a sustainable wage, which means theyll end up in the ever-expanding pool of non-productives depending on government for the basics. Those who stuck it out in high school, and especially those who went on to college or learned a viable trade, recognize the folly of dropping out and hopefully drill that into the heads of their children and grandchildren. Think about it this way: one of every four students who show up as a freshman at BCHS will not graduate. That means, at the very best, three graduates are destined to carry their weight through adulthood. More likely in the ever-expanding welfare state, half the kids will end up supporting the other half, regardless of whether they have a high school degree, but thats another matter. Who is not getting to these kids? What is Nassau County doing that we are not? Baker Highs percentage of graduates has trended upward since 2008-09 when it sank to 64.5%, so there is improvement. But its a stubborn pace and theres that annoying sense its still not acceptable that one in four simply arent staying with the program. What percentage of students who don the cap and gown ev ery June actually know what they need to know going out into the world is also another matter, but we have to keep them on campus to have any chance of exposing them to learning. Suggestions welcome. What you had to say ... LETTER TO THE EDITOR F avorite Christmas treats?Tis the season for cookies, cakes and other tasty delights, so we asked our friends on Facebook what they most enjoy during the holiday season. Here a look as some the favorites: Benny L. Fish: I will take your unwanted fruit cakes! Laci Evans Conti: Pumpkin cake rolls. Andrea Scott: Divinity and peanut butter balls. Penny Collins: Candied pecans/ deer ticks. Patti Clark Sean Morris: Peanut brittle.B est lights?Where can you nd the best Christmas lights in Baker County, we wondered. Heres a look at the some of the locales cited by our Facebook readers: Tony Henderson: The mayors house in Whispering Pines Subdivision. John Kirkland: Pen Hook Swamp. Brittany Thrift: Thomas Circle, a little ways behind the Ag Center. They spend weeks setting up. Get in on the discussion on Facebook by searching for The Baker County Press and liking our page. We post reader questions periodically as well as break ing news, links to content at www.bak ercountypress.com and other updates from local organizations we follow on Facebook. You can also nd us on Twitter @BakerCoPress and Youtube at Bak erCoPress. IMPRESS I ONSJim McG auley Dear Editor:As the midterm elections of 2014 approach, organizational activities and promotional efforts by our local party are beginning to take shape. In Florida, the governors race is now clearly between Governor Rick Scott and former Governor Charlie Crist. In Washington, we all know about the dismal rollout of the Obamacare plan. Locally, at the Baker County Republican Party, we have much to do, from registering new and relocated voters to registering dissatiscrat voters, to putting together the best Get out The Vote campaign ever assembled in Baker County. With these dynamics in place, we seek to be an inclusive party and a home for everyone that believes in the core values of the Republican Party. Baker County has a need to grow and develop its tax base and the Republican Party can and should be the best platform to facilitate this economic growth. Good paying jobs for our hard working residents have got to increase and we have got to help do a better job of recruiting companies to look at our communities and locate here. If we dont increase our tax base, we jeopardize our our education system, and services for the sick, needy, and elderly. Economic development is key for Baker County. Our county has geography on our side. The highway sys tem makes it convenient for businesses to choose Baker County; I-10 runs right through our county, I-75 is a short distance to the west, I-95 is a short distance to the east. We have a very good strategic business location that we need to take advantage of. Clearly the economy is on an upswing, but the pace isnt as great as we would like it to be. We must all work together within the party to take away the perception that Baker County is opposed to new or expanding business. New organizations like the Baker County Business Alliance have been created to help make this much needed change in Baker Countys image. Businesses have many choices, as do all registered voters. Our home of Baker County has a lot to offer, and we need to convince these businesses that this is the place where their business can reach its fullest potential. Another challenge we face as 2014 approaches is communicating who we are, what we stand for and what we believe in to all residents of Baker County. Our values are truly the values of the majority of our citizens. Our party workers need to go door-to-door, introducing ourselves and soliciting support from every citizen willing to listen. We need to enter the New Year with a renewed optimization and faith in our Republican Party. We need new members, new ideas, and a renewed sense of patriotism. We need you to actively join your Republican Party. Please give us a call today at (904) 982-8191 or (904) 314-2887, visit our Face book page or website at http:// bakergop.org/. Kirk L. Gravelle, Chairman GOP Party of Baker CountyLagging BCHS graduation rate a bit of a mysteryChristmas is here, time for good cheer Part 2. I was watching television last night and tuned in to The Great Christmas Light Fight on CBS. In it celebrity judges I had never heard of went to four different houses to give away a $50,000 cash prize to some lucky family who had gone way overboard with their Christmas lights. The houses averaged 200,000 lights; some were LED and some incandescent. Almost all had their lights computer assisted so that they had a show besides just colored lights. These light shows rivaled what you see at Disney World and Universal, with professional sound tracks, strobes, video projections and animatronics. Though it was pretty impressive it wasnt pretty. I am no Grinch, far from it. I love Christmas lights. But enough is enough. Rather enough is too much. I like Christmas lights because they are quaint. I particularly like the big lights that take me back to my childhood. I love driving downtown and seeing the light displays and we regu larly drive around to look at the lights around the county. One year my wife took the kids to a particularly decorated home on Craig Road in Jack sonville and it took two hours to get through the crowds to look at the house. I guess some folks just get obsessed with Christmas like everything else. One of the homes had a million lights. Several things crossed my mind as I watched this show. Why was it always the guys that were the obsessive ones? They have this weird little glint in their eyes, and they just had to keep getting better than the previous year. All of them seemed to have the same mantra How can we top last year? Their spouses kind of nodded and smiled. I wondered at what point their wives would shake their head and say, Stop. Youre spending our childrens college money. But it didnt seem like they cared that much. I can imagine trying to slip 100,000 lights past my wife. Honey, why is our light bill $4500 this month? Last month it was $136. Oh, its probably the 100,000 lights I put up on the house. Right. That probably explained why the circuit breaker box exploded when I tried to toast a slice of bread. Might be. That also might explain the constant buzz and humming and why my hair is standing on end. Maybe. It could also explain why the neighbors arent speaking to us. Really? Well, not exactly. Theyre talking to us, but the conversation is laced with four-letter words. One of them did stop to tell me it took her two hours to get past the crowds and drive to the end of the road. Hmm. Do you think we should give her a cut of the hot chocolate concession? Maybe. Another mentioned that she hadnt slept in a week because its brighter than noonday in her bedroom. Her husband has taken to wearing his sunglasses to bed. Maybe its just a fashion statement. Doubt it. She also claimed that the Christmas music blar ing out of your 50,000 watt speakers are making the leaves fall off the trees and her dogs hair fall out. Is he a Mexican hairless? I dont think so. Also, I got this odd call from someone claiming to be from NASA saying that they can see our house from space. Cool. Maybe not. They claim it is dazzling the Hubble telescope and they cant take pictures of deep space. Thats too bad. Yes. And there have been complaints about that animated diorama where the herd of reindeer run over grandma again and again. People claim it is traumatizing their children. Some folks have no sense of humor. She would have me Baker Acted for sure. Hows that for holiday cheer? MY SIDE OFTHE MATTERROBERT GERARD Heavy Western Semi-Boneless Whole or Half RIBEYES USDA Inspected Sugardale Smoked Shank Portion HAM $ 5 99 lb. 99 lb. USDA Inspected PorkSIRLOIN ROAST$129 lb.USDA Inspected Smoked PorkPICNIC HOCKS$199 lb.Heavy Western Boneless Beef Eye O Round or BottomROUND ROAST$349 lb.3 lb. Cedar Creek SmokedSLICED BACON$1099USDA Inspected Fresh PorkSIRLOIN CHOPS$159 lb.12 oz. 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ursday, December 19, 2013 T B C P Page 5 Page 4 T B C P ursday, December 19, 2013 it could also help local drivers in the future by installing a piece of the countys long-term transportation plan. The plan seeks more east-west connections around the more developed areas in Sanderson, Glen St. Mary and Macclenny. road tracks south of US 90 could also help alleviate backups when trains roll through the county, though such design elements, along with the roads alignment, have not been determined yet. The TPOs board of directors, as well as Commissioner Croft and a representative for Putnam County, who together form state law, all voted on December 13 to recommend the priority list as proposed by staff to FDOT, mination on funding. Mr. Croft called the vote historic since Baker and Putnam counties are normally non-voting members of the six-county TPO, which usually doesnt fund projects here because they dont mesh the TPOs mission to im prove regional transportation infrastructure. It was exciting that something could be getting off the ground, Mr. Croft said of the bypass which some have called the Walmart-to-Walmart expressway because it would spill out on 228 near the Supercenter at I-10. Mr. Bennett said the list would be reviewed along with those from other TPOs in the districts 18-county area. I manage the TRIP program, so what I have to do is make a recommendation to my management team. They know what were doing and have ultimate sign off on it, explained Mr. Bennett, a Baker County native. He said a decision on the projects will be funded in the current June 30, 2014, should come in a couple of weeks with contract approvals to follow six-to-eight weeks later. The chances of the US 90 bypass getting current year funding are favorable, he said, but cautioned its still too early in the evaluation process to say for sure. He also stressed that securing a local match for the projects construction phase, which may include right-of-way donations by private landowners along the route, would increase the likeli hood that TRIP money will be available after the design and enYouve got to keep in mind this serves as an incentive program. A local match gets it better priority, Mr. Bennett said. The desire is to serve as an incentive to leverage local and private funding ... There needs to be additional efforts along the way to make this project happen, beyond relying on the state for funding. There needs to be other commitments. The county commission also recently approved a list of road projects it wanted added to portation plan for the county. projects. Among those with funding for construction in 2015 with associated lengths and costs are: lumbia County line to Sanderson, 11.8 miles and $4.4 million. County line to Georgia line, 14.7 miles and $5.6 million. CR 125 from CR 127 to CR 250, 5.5 miles and $1.6 million. Napoli Road to SR 121, 1.3 millions and $330,000. That will make people in my district tremendously happy, said Mr. Croft, an Olustee resident, of the latter project. At the December 10 city com mission meeting, City Manager Phil Rhoden said there has been an ongoing problem at City Park with vandalism, vagrants and transients sleeping in the bushes and people drinking and using drugs. the park and made some drug arrests and weve cleaned out some of the brush where transients had moved in and were living, Mr. Rhoden said. In addition to drugs and alcohol offenses, the park has been a target of vandals who have damaged childrens playground equipment, picnic pavilions and bathrooms. Originally, we had 10 picnic tables there, Mr. Rhoden said. Now, were down to three. Theyve destroyed them. However, he said the city and are on a mission to clean up the park and make it a wholesome, safe environment for children and families alike once again. Were going to stay on top of it, the city manager said. Major Gerald Gonzalez, the sheriffs operations chief, echoed the city managers concerns. Its a beautiful park, Major Gonzalez said. But its also attracted some folks who want to smoke marijuana, drink, spray paint stuff and vandalize stuff, and other unlawful purposes. Increased patrols and random spot checks during the night, he said, are already having a positive effect, including several arrests. Were going to put a stop to it, he said. Weve increased our presence up there and were determined to make that place a good place for people to go to. Were in and out of there on a regular basis day and night. Major Gonzalez said he knows people who are reluctant to go to City Park because theyre afraid. Ive heard, personally, from women who like to go up there to the walking track but theyre afraid of whats going on, he said. He said women are advised not to go to the park alone. Its always safer to go with a friend or two, he said. For the most part, illegal drug offenses at the park has been limited to individuals smoking marijuana, rather than selling the drug, which would be a felony. Were not getting a lot of reports on that (drug sales), nor seeing any evidence of it, the major said. In addition to increased law enforcement at the park, Mr. Rhoden said the bathrooms are now locked at night to cut down on vandalism and keep people from sleeping inside them. Theyre locked about an hour after sundown and reopen about 7 a.m., he said, adding that the Signs state that the park closes at sundown and reopens the next morning, but it is not fenced and locked, so there is nothing to keep people from going there at any time. Also, there is no law prohibiting anyone from visiting the park at any hour as long as theyre not doing anything illegal. If theyre up there for a good reason and not to destroy city property, or use drugs or drink, were pretty much going to let it be, Major Gonzalez said. But that doesnt mean the park and people in it are not being observed. Right now, its just deputies who keep an eye on the park, but in the near future long-distance surveillance cameras could begin recording everything and everybody on the grounds day and night. search the cost of installing cameras at various locations to help cut down on undesirable activ ity there. Maj. Gonzalez said the These are becoming increasingly popular with a lot of businesses and public places, he said. Some people dont like them, but theyre very effective (as a deterrent and prosecution tool) and provide great evidence. Mr. Hill received a formal resignation letter from the coach employment tentatively set for December 20. Ryan Sulkowski appears eager to start a new chapter in his career. It was a pleasure to serve as head coach for the past four years, he wrote on the BCHS Wildcats Facebook page. We love these kids and will continue to support them for the rest of their lives! ... Excited for the next chapter as a Coffee County Red Raider! While here he led the Wildcats to four winning seasons and a district championship in 2012. But recent events surrounding his off-the-field conduct have mired that success. Earlier this year the school districts investigation into Ryan Sulkowskis unauthorized use of a school credit card revealed he not only used public funds to buy alcoholic beverages at a popular Fleming Island restaurant after attending a weight lifting meet last February, but he lied about it to his superiors and conspired with two other coaches who attended the dinner to conceal his drinking as well. After coming clean to district misdeeds, he then lied to The Press and its readers, claiming he the unauthorized credit card use immediately following the incident. The Press learned months later the schools bookkeeper discovered the unauthorized spending, which launched the internal investigation. The coach reimbursed the district for the dinner and two other purchases he made with the school credit card at a local grocery store and gas station, and Superintendent Sherrie Raulerson suspended him without pay for 10 days. However, when news broke about the incident in April, she also backed up Ryan Sulkowskis false statements about informing the bookkeeper of the unauthor ized credit card use before it was discovered. When the school district re vamped its personnel policies re garding the use of district credit cards, the superintendent said the changes were not in response to the coachs illicit spending. reports surfaced that district ad ministrators met with the coach and informed him he would not be rehired for the 2014-15 school year. Still, Mr. Hill and Mrs. deny the meeting took place. Ryan Sulkowskis missteps here did not go unnoticed by CofThe high schools principal said he was aware of the unauthorized credit card use, but he believes the coach learned from his mistake and deserves another chance, according to the report from Manchester Times.M ACCLENNY CITY C OMMISSION Woodlawn Kennels Quality Professional Care ....... . . . . . . .................. Come seerfntbbr for theABSOLUTE, LOWEST PRICE IN NORTH FLORIDA! CALL TODAY!bbb904-237-0646 Cell waltsliveoakford.com bfnrf$42,988 602 S. Sixth Street, Macclenny 259-6702 100 S. 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Wishing you all a most memorable and joyous Noel.Baker County Chamber of Commerce www.bakerchamberfl.com Wells Insurance AgencyMay Your Days Be Merry & Bright! F rom page 1Sulkowski o to Tennessee...F rom page 1F rom page 1MIKE ANDERSON PRESS ST AFF The days are numbered for a Macclenny foreclosure home in disre pair at 314 S. 4th Street. City commissioners agreed on December 10 to recommend condemnation of the dilapidated house within 30 days unless the owner decides to make necessary repairs to the structure, a vacant property owned by Home Opportunity LLC. Its in bad shape, said Mike Walker, city building and zoning coorand air conditioning system, electrical, plumbing ... He said repairs would be so extensive and expensive that the structure should be demolished. We want them to actually tear it down, Mr. Walker said. If not, the city would put a lien on it. City Attorney Frank Maloney said the city would face no liability if the building were torn down because the owner had been invited to attend last weeks board meeting to discuss the proposed action and was not present. If the city is forced to have the building demolished, Mayor Gary tinguished for training purposes. First, he said, the city would give the owner 30 days to contest the action and offer to bring the structure up to safe standards before the demolition order is carried out. In other business at the meeting last week, commissioners enacted The change will reduce the citys required contribution from 33 percent, which used to be paid into the pension fund under the previous plan administered by the Florida League of Cities, to about 21 percent of an individual members salary. the Florida Retirement System. quire all utilities to be placed underground in future residential developments.Dilapidated house slated for removalJOEL ADDINGTON | N EWS E DITOR email@example.comBaker County High Schools graduation rate re mained essentially unchanged last year with about 72.2 percent earning a diploma at the end of the 2012-13 school year. Last week the Florida Department of Educa tion released preliminary graduation rates for districts across the state and Florida as a whole, which posted a 75.6 percent graduation rate, putting Baker County behind the state Principal Thomas Hill said when the graduation data was made public, the high schools rate was reported in error as 68.8 percent, which wouldve been a decline from the previous years rate of 72.8 percent, the highest graduation rate at BCHS in the last decade. Due to a programming error, information sent earlier in the fall was not applied to the BCHS data DOE was willing to re-issue our graduation rate using the correct information. While this new graduation rate is half of a point less than last years rate, it is considerably higher than the previously published 68.8 percent. As in years past, there remains a disparity among black and white students who graduate in Baker County and statewide. The state reported that 70.4 percent of white students received diplomas last year from BCHS while 59.2 percent of blacks students did so. The gap statewide is larger at about 14 percent. The state also released a school-level report schools, including BCHS, in various student categories and overall. tion rate 74.3 percent was higher than any of the single-year rates during the previous 10 years. Among ESE students, the cent and among students on free or reduced lunch it was 61.4 percent. Males also edged out females in the longer-term ishing high school for the boys and 73.5 percent for the girls. The graduation rate is one of the most impor tant indicators for a high school, said Mr. Hill. It is vitally important that the BCHS learning community make strides to improve this rate. Through student advocacy, improved attendance, and increased student engagement, our school will work to ensure that our students are successful both now and in the future. He also expects BCHS to retain its B-grade from the state when new high school grades are released in January, though he said there are too many parameters to be certain. While this new graduation rate is half a point less than last years rate, it is considerably higher than the previously published 68.8%. BCHS Principal omas Hill72.2% graduate at BCHSAlmost unchanged 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 News Obituaries Social Notices School News Classified Adswww.bakercountypress.com Have you checked it out lately?
ursday, December 19, 2013 T B C P Page 7 Page 6 T B C P ursday, December 19, 2013 JOEL ADDINGTON N EWS EDITOR firstname.lastname@example.orgMarie Hartline of Macclenny has always been scared of going to the dentist. But with three broken teeth and pain whenever she at a free clinic last weekend. The closer it got, the more I wanted to back out because of my fear, said Ms. Hartline, who was the sixth person in line for Dr. Derrick Carters one-day of charity care on December 14. But the fear of the pain is worse than my fear of the dentist, she said while waiting with many others outside the South 8:30 am. Forty-two people in all received treatment throughout the day with some arriving two-anda-half hours before the start of registration, which began about 8 am. The practices Ashley Carter, who is Dr. Carters daughter-inlaw, said most of the patients suffered from toothaches. She said in total 79 teeth were removed, including 14 requiring surgical extraction and ten of those were wisdom teeth. as well. We feel really good with what we could do with only one doctor, Ms. Carter said, adding the free clinic will likely become an annual event for Dr. Carter and his staff. They were joined on Saturday by seven student volunteers from the high schools medical academy. They were invaluable, Ms. Carter said of the students, all juniors at BCHS. They helped keep the rooms clean and set up for the next patient to come in. She said nearly all of the patients reported having toothaches spanning a few weeks to a year or longer, but not having insurance or enough money to seek treatment. Such was Ms. Hartlines situation. Its hard eating, she said. When I eat my teeth hurt so bad. the dentist, not having insurance really makes it hard to get anything done. Mr. Carter estimated the dentist delivered more than $27,000 worth of services during the clinic that lasted until about 4:15 pm. It went so well that we want to do it again in the future, Ms. Carter said. The student volunteers were Ashley McDonald Savannah Fish, Rebekah Long, Rachel Long, Sydney Dopson, Mark Ray and Keltni Davis. Volunteering their time from Dr. Carters staff were Tammy Davis, Ms. Carter and Melissa Taylor, plus former staff member Morrissa Taylor. Winn-Dixie donated antibiotics to the cause, TD Bank registration supplies and Subway lunch for the volunteers. Dr. Carter graduated from the University of Florida School of Dentistry in 1984. He is a Jacksonville native but moved to Bak er County in 1995, opening his Macclenny practice eight years later.JOEL ADDINGTON N EWS EDITOR email@example.comThe wholesale price of propane gas has been rising steadily in recent years, but the jump a Glen St. Mary man recently expe rienced without any prior warning was a whopping 123 percent. Don Tate, who uses propane for supplemental heating in his home on Otis Yarborough 100-pound tank last year was $81 when his supplier was Southeast Propane. He said the price charged for this years supply by the New Jersey-based company that bought Southeasts contracts about sev en months ago skyrocketed to $181. Mr. Tate said the new supplier, Suburban Propane Partners, the higher rate of $5.99 per galeast Propane used was closed. The nearest service center is now in St. Augustine. A call to the center Monday showed it was currently unavailable and experiencing high call volumes with wait times of 10 to 20 minutes. Mr. Tate had a similar expe rience when refilling his tank. He said it took three days and dozens of calls before it was delivered. He was doubly shocked when he got the bill. They didnt say anything about laying people off or the humongous price increase, said Mr. Tate. Had he known about the rate hike, he said he would have paid the $50 to $60 in fees to cancel his contract and go with another supplier. The prices of two other propane retailers operating in Bak er County range from $3.79 to cantly lower than the rate Suburban Propane charged Mr. Tate. Both retailers asked not to be The wholesale price of propane has risen about 70 percent since last December, according to oil and commodities broker Liquidity Partners, but that doesnt explain the more-than-doubling of Mr. Tates bill. When asked to explain the drastic increase, Peter Teshima of Suburban Propanes headquarters in Whippany, NJ declined to comment. We dont discuss situations related to customer accounts with the media, said Mr. Teshi ma, adding he would rather put Mr. Tate in touch with a company manager to discuss the matter. This year Suburban Propane in California in 2010 for deceptive fees charged on customers bills, according to a report from the Mountain Democrat. Suburban Propanes website lists 16 various fees the company levies. Suburban Propane is a publicly traded company. Yahoo Finan cial News reports the company made nearly $176.9 million dur ing the year ending September 28, 2013. The companys website says it has 4,400 full-time employees and about 1.2 million customers nationwide. Mr. Tate said he wants to warn other Suburban Propane customers of the price hike, particularly those who depend on propane gas during the winter months. A lot of people heat their homes and cook food on propane, said the 18-year Baker County resident. They will walk right into this ... 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For inquires please contact Michael Hickox @ 1-800-262-5131 ext 1159 or Michael. firstname.lastname@example.org Holiday HoursMacclenny City Hall Please be advised in observance of the Christmas and New Years Day holidays, City Hall will be closed on Tuesday, December 24 Wednesday, December 25 and Wednesday, January 1, 2014 The City of Macclenny will be taking applications for the vacant Group 2 City Commissioner seat.Applications may be picked up at City Hall. Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, December 23, 2013. Please bring applications to Melissa Thompson in the City Managers office at 118 East Macclenny Avenue. No time to do your holiday baking?HOMEMADE FRUITCAKESare readyFull of cherries, pineapples & nutsNew Life Church of GodMildred Lipnick 910-4441, Geraldine Altman 259-2608 MERRY CHRISTMAS! 5 lb. Cake $37 3 lb. 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The latest proposal from LES, which calls for coner to the Jacksonville Electric Authority, also projected less revenue for New River than was originally Meanwhile, the runner up among four bidders Florida Energy Partners is waiting in the wings to discuss a proposed merger with New River in case the venture with LES falls apart. They were not interested in a 15-year contract, which we wanted, Assistant Director Perry Kent told members of the New River Solid Waste Association board. That (15 year term) would have been a deal breaker for them. LES submitted two proposals, one based on paying New River a guaranteed average annual payment of $133,754 and the other described as a royalBoth have down sides. The guaranteed payment plan would barely be enough to cover New Rivers $130,000 a year, while the royalty plan would be down. Staff had recommended the guaranteed payment proposal, even though its a wash, Mr. Kent said, made. On the other hand, he said, New River is re quired by federal law to collect the gas, so theres a Joel Woolsey, New Rivers consulting engineer, told the board that at least the expense of collecting or well be selling it, said Mr. Woolsey, who in the past has recommended the guaranteed payment plan because its more certain than the riskier royalty route. Basically, its how much risk you want to stomach, he told the board. Youre basically going into business with them (on the royalty plan). Actually, neither proposal is particularly attractive, said Mr. Kent. Its skinny on both of them, he said of the prospect for future income. We were hoping for a lot more money. Its just not out there. The guaranteed payment scenario projects a total of $2,675,087 for New River over 20 years, versus an estimated $3,094,570 over the same time period in royalties. If the board and LES fail to agree on a contract, negotiations could begin with Florida Energy Parta 15-year contract with New River. Under that protimated $8.6 million capital expenditure, or arrange If New River funded the venture entirely, the FEP Rivers projected revenue would drop to $60,338 the In other business, the New River board: the board can review before deciding on a new investment policy and strategy in the future. The move is considered prudent in light of recent poor investment earnings, much of which stems from bonds for Director Darrell ONeal, who was absent from last weeks meeting, and directed that the truck hes been driving be used for other purposes around the ping fee on contaminated soil to $20 a ton if the soil is passable for daily ground cover over refuse, which would save New River money it would not have to spend on clean soil. We dont have any now, but if we can get some it would be cheaper, Mr. Kent said. If its too con taminated we have to bury it. The City of Macclenny accelerated its schedule for choosing a replacement for the late Tom my Johns, who died last month shortly after he was re-elected to a four-year term in the city commissions Group 2 seat. At the same time, the office of Florida Governor Rick Scott has yet to name a replacement for the vacant District 3 Baker County School Board seat formerly held by Jesse Davis, who resigned in October after moving out of the county. Macclenny will accept applications for the commission vacancy through next Monday, and the full board is expected to take between that date and a special meeting December 30 to review its choices. The deadlines were moved forward after city attorney Frank Maloney advised there is a 60day time limit for appointments from the date of vacancy. Macclennys other option would be to hold a special election within 120 days. The replacement will serve until the next regular city election in 2015, then again go on the ballot to fill out the final two years remaining in Mr. Johns term. Before the change in plans City Manager Phil Rhoden said the replacement search would be held in January after a list of criteria was formed with the help of City Commissioner Vernon Ben nett. Both officials were asked by Mayor Gary Dopson to act as a search committee. As for the school board seat, John Tupps, a spokesman for the governors media office, said early this week no time line is set for the selection among three candidates who have indicated inter est. They are retired teacher Naomi Roberson, retired Navy civil service employee and former county fire chief Leonard Davis and recently retired county dep uty Chuck Brannan.NEW RIVER LANDFILL C OUNTY C OURTMethane gas pact tabledFree dental clinic swamped Seeks applicants for city seat PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON Ashley Carter takes in the rst patient lined up for the free dental clinic.The following sentences were ordered by Judge Joey Williams in county court on December 11: meanor marijuana and paraphernalia possession and driving on a suspended license; 10 days in county jail, six-month probation and attend addiction meetings. a suspended license (2nd conviction); two days in jail, six-month probation. ers license; $50 fine, three days in jail. mischief; $250 to the sheriffs department. theft; failed to appear warrant issued. cruelty or abandonment; sixmonth probation and 50 hours community service. theft, six-month probation, 50 hours community service and hold sign in front of Walmart. a suspended license; failed to appear warrant issued.A Macclenny ex-boyfriend was jailed for aggravated domestic battery and violating a protective order after police chased and caught him in a neighborhood off George Hodges Rd. the evening of December 15. James Larry Tyson, 40, allegedly stood over a seated Heather McAlister, 28, and struck her repeatedly about the face and upper body during an argument at a Chestnut Rd. residence, according to the victim and two minor children belonging to her female roommate. Ms. McAlister, who has a long-term relationship with the suspect, is pregnant with his child. They already have two children together. The victim told Deputy Jer emiah Johnson she begged the estranged boyfriend several times to leave, as did roommate Tracie Hodges, 32, who was summoned by telephone to the address shortly after the argument turned physical about 4:40 pm as Mr. Tyson slapped her in the face when she answered the front door. The two children told Deputy Johnson they witnessed the subsequent attack that took place in the living room. Mr. Tyson fled on foot into nearby woods when police were called and was arrested by Deputy Daryl Mobley, who spotted him jumping a fence on Ash Rd. while he was being tracked by the departments K-9 Blitz. He was placed on probation last month for three years for grand theft and dealing in stolen property, and Mr. Tyson has a lengthy arrest record for offenses ranging from theft to child abuse. Most have been dropped by the state. In other incidents, Sheila Zajkowski, 49, was arrested the afternoon of December 9 for threatening longtime boyfriend William Hubbard, 56, with a knife during an argument at their residence in the Dixie trailer park in south Macclenny. Mr. Hubbard told Deputy Chad Montean an argument ensued about 2:30 that afternoon when he went there to retrieve property. Ms. Zajkowski said she had ordered the boyfriend out earlier because she suspected he was carrying on a relationship with her daughter. At one point, she allegedly bard, striking him in the arm. Ms. Zajkowski was booked at county jail for aggravated assault and domestic battery. arrested Brenda Starling, 46, for allegedly punching boyfriend Curtis Bennett, 49, in the face during a confrontation in front of their residence on Deereast county the evening of December 11. The officer noted that Mr. Bennett was bleeding and swollen above the left eye when he arrived at the scene, and that Ms. Starling recanted an earlier admission that she was responsible, insisting she struck him in self-defense. Mr. Bennett said he was attacked while attempting to coax his girlfriend off the roadway where they argued earlier. Ms. Starling was charged with domestic battery. of December 14 naming Robert Foster, 37, after he allegedly struck Byron Barton, 18, following an auto accident at CR 125 and Bob Burnsed Rd. Both have Glen St. Mary addresses. Mr. Barton and two occupants of his vehicle said Mr. Foster struck him through an open window. He denied the allegation to Deputy Koty Crews, and his wife Stephanie backed up his state ment. The deputy was summoned to the scene by a state trooper in vestigating the accident that occurred about 1 pm. filed a complaint naming a 31-year-old female patient for battery on a fellow female pa tient at Northeast Florida State Hospital. The victim, 24, told him she was knocked to a bathroom floor the afternoon of Decem ber 13 and that the accused several times slammed her head on the tile. Deputy Simpkins noted womans head that was treated by hospital staff. James TysonPummels pregnant girlfriendAbuser ees into woods, then capturedA Macclenny man was arrested in the early morning of December 12 for third-degree felony drug possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and third-degree felony driving while license suspended habitual offender when he was pulled over MLK Dr. and US 90 downtown. Deputy Earl Lord noticed a van pull into a residence and two men unloaded a bicycle in a yard before getting back in the van the registration and owner John Akridge, 29, came back with a suspended Florida drivers license and a warrant out of Texas. Mr. Akridge presented Deputy Lord with a drivers license dur vealed his license had been susthe warrant. He was placed into custody and a search revealed an open metal pill capsule in his front left jacket pocket. In the same pockpills, one 10 mg hydrocodone Clonazepam pills. Mr. Akridge didnt have a prescription for the pills. Texas would not extradite on the war rant for DUI. In another drug-related incident, a Macclenny man was ar rested late in the evening of December 11 for third-degree felony possession of cocaine after he was initially released from the scene following a trespass complaint. Deputy Marc Heath was called to Macs Liquors downtown on a trespass complaint. He encountered suspect Gregory Barton, 29, at the scene. Mr. Barton said he was called there to meet a friend, and was patted down didnt feel anything but wadded pieces of paper in Mr. Bartons pockets, and he claimed they were money. The suspect was released at contact with Mr. Barton quickly after. Deputy Heath responded to a burglary prior to the trespassing incident near a residence where Mr. Barton said he was house-sitting, and the officer wanted to talk to him about it. While the suspect was removing the money from his pockets, the officer could hear the crumpling of a cellophane bag. Mr. Barton pulled out a cellophane bag but quickly tried to put it back in his pocket to con ceal it. He complied with Deputy Heaths request to take the bag out of his pocket and admitted the substance was crack cocaine.An inmate at the Baker County jail was arrested on December 12 for felony smuggling contraband and misdemeanor theft after police found cigarettes on him during a strip search. Kyle Raulerson, 22, of Glen St. Mary was ordered to be strip searched on December 11 after being caught on camera passing unknown items while passing food trays. Lt. Steve Harvey conducted the search and noticed the inmate was wearing three pairs of boxers. Mr. Raulerson was reluctant to remove the second pair, but revealed a black rubber glove tied to the front of his boxers upon doing so. Inside the glove were four cigarettes and a letter to another inmate. The incident occurred a day after Mr. Raulerson was caught on video taking another inmates commissary bag. He took the bag into his room and then left without it a few minutes later. The inand received a disciplinary report for theft. In a related incident, another inmate at the jail was arrested on December 13 for criminal mischief after a cell search revealed he had destroyed the call button in his cell. The search the evening of December 11 turned up small strands of copper wire on the bunk of inmate Jonathan Harris, 34, along with other contraband. The call button was also unhooked from the screws on the back and the copper wiring was missing from the ends, which matched the type of wiring found on the inmates bunk. Mr. Harris received a disci plinary report for destruction of county property. We want to know... WEDDINGS & BIRTHS 4 week deadline Custom PrintingStationery Invoices Business Cards Envelopes Invitations THE OFFICE MART SHARE YOUR JOY & REC ORD YOUR FAMIL Y HIST ORY!Submit births, weddings & 50th+ anniversaries via email to email@example.com
Page9DECEMBER 19, 2013 Page 8 T B C P ursday, December 19, 2013A north Macclenny man called police the evening of December 11 and said an intruder entered his Ivy St. residence while he was sleeping and stole a pistol and cash. Herschell Waters told Deputy Marc Heath he was awakened about 10:30 by the sound of a slamming door and assumed it was a daughter returning home. Minutes later he searched the residence and realized no one else was there, then returned to Its contents, including two pistols, were in the drawer un disturbed, but Mr. Waters said when he then searched the pockets of a pair of pants lying on a chair and discovered a third pistol, a .22 magnum, along with $300-$360 missing. Entry and exit is believed to be via an unlocked door leading to a carport. In another burglary, Randell Benton reported his 1998 Ford pickup was entered overnight on December 13 and a .32 cali ber pistol, ammunition and a cell phone were stolen. 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Merry Christmas!Mayor Gary Dopson & City Hall StaffCITY OF MACCLENNY118 E. Macclenny Ave. | 259-6261 cityofmacclenny.comGLAD TIDINGS TO YOU! A Macclenny man was arrested on the night of December 10 for disorderly intoxication after he became violent while being questioned. Deputy Jeremiah Combs found Christopher Starling, 28, facedown at the rear of his mothers residence. His mother, that her son was possibly under that he commonly gets angry when drinking it. Mr. Starling complied with the but he was unsteady on his feet and cursed at Deputy Combs, asking why he was there. The deputy told the suspect he was safety reasons, and Mr. Starling became enraged and clinched once again. Deputy Combs brandished his Taser and the suspect complied before he was placed in the pa trol car. The deputy then contacted their neighbor who said Mr. Starling came to her residence intoxicated and caused a disturbance. When she told him to quiet down, he began striking her walls with that Mr. Starling then went outside and began punching himself in the face and screaming loudly. Another witness gave a similar account. In a similar incident, a Lawtey man was arrested late at night on December 13 for third-degree felony possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and disturbing the peace following an incident at Murphys Oil. The store clerk told Deputy Jeremiah Combs that Kevin Kitchens, 31, appeared intoxicated when he entered the store and refused to pay for peanuts he ate while there. He became angry at the female clerk, calling her a liar, and initially refused to pay, at which point the clerk became frightened and called the police. The suspect eventually went to his truck and returned with money to pay for the items. Deputy Daryl Mobley stopped the suspect before he left the park ing lot. Deputy Combs told Mr. Kitchens about the complaint. The suspect denied any wrongdoing and continually raised his him being taken into custody for disorderly conduct. During a search, Deputy Combs found a pill bottle containing four Oxycodone pills, for which Mr. Kitchens did have found 21 Ibuprofen and two Oxycodone bottles with someone elses name on it. lation in south Macclenny the afternoon of December 13 turned up wanted in both Georgia and Florida. Deputy Trey McCullough said Timothy Thomas, 24, of Jacksonville was questioned after a vehicle being driven by Elizabeth Brown, no age or address given, was stopped near South Boulevard and 9th St. about 1 pm. A computer check revealed warrants for Mr. Thomas in Camden County, GA for violation of probation for obstruction, and in Duval County for burglary with assault or battery, and domestic battery. In other arrests resulting from recent traffic stops, Matthew Perry, 36, of St. George, GA was brought to jail the morning of December 10 to await extradition to Walton County where he is wanted for failure to pay child support. Deputy McCullough stopped Mr. Perrys 1998 Ford pickup on North 5th in Macclenny about 10 am kins, 26, of Macclenny after stopping her 1997 Chevrolet on US 90 west of Glen St. Mary the afternoon of December 20. The deputy said he was aware that Ms. Gaskins license had four suspensions. She was also wanted on a warrant for violation of probation on the same charge. pickup being driven by Brian Smart, 46, of Macclenny in the late morning of December 9 on Steel Bridge Rd. because it displayed a license tag belonging on a trailer. Mr. Smart was arrested for driving on a license ly in 2010. afternoon of December 15. Deputy Johnny Hodges said she was wanted in Clay County for driving on a suspended license. ard McCune, 33, of Macclenny into custody the morning of December 13 and brought him to county jail for questioning by a Duval County detective, who sought him in connection with theft of metals from his employer. Investigator Hauge said he intends to charge Mr. McCune with selling the stolen materials to a scrap yard in Baker County. Baker County following an arrest in Bradford County, and faces one count of violating probation for both felony and misdemeanor theft. in jail when served with a Clay County warrant for dealing in stolen property and falsely claiming ownership to a pawn broker. cember 9 on a bond surrender for multiple charges including possession of contraband, criminal mischief and possession of drug paraphernalia. the sheriffs department on December 12 when she realized she had been scammed into sending several hundred dollars to a fake loan company she found on the Internet. The victim, 36, told Deputy Trey McCullough she initially self Ace Cash Express to bor row $5000 and repay it over 24 months plus nearly $500 inter est. A representative from the company phoned her on November 21 seeking another $500 to repeatedly requesting yet more up-front funds until December 8 when she reported it. The case was turned over to a sheriffs investigator. In a recent shoplifting arrest, Heather Padgett, 28, of Macclenny was charged on December 10 after a Walmart employee saw her take womens underwear, a childs cup and perfume from the inventory and stash them in a purse before attempting to leave the store about 5:20 pm.Was wanted in two states Scammed by bogus loan rm PHOTO BY JESSIC A PREV A TT Enterprise Bank opens new branchSome 250 people turned out the night of December 12 for a reception and ribbon cutting at the recently completed Enterprise Bank on South 6th in Macclenny. Pictured above (l-r) are sta Donna Kirby, Tim Jacobs, Kim Bridges, Anna Hilson, branch president Jamey Hodges, Susan Wallace, Margie Croft and Virginia Thomas. Construction began last spring on the $1.3 million project, the latest expansion of the Jacksonville-based bank. The event was combined with the annual Christ mas social sponsored by the Baker County Chamber of Commerce. The prime door prize of an iPad was claimed by Karin Thomas of The Oce Mart in Macclenny. Adisynn Grayce CrawfordBorn November 15Elise and Randall Crawford of Macclenny are pleased to announce the birth of daughter Adisynn Grayce on November 15, 2013 at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville. She weighed 6 lb., 9 oz. and was 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Leigh and Warren Davis Jr. of Macclenny and paternal are Patricia and James Yeomans of Glen St. Mary. JOEL ADDINGTON N EWS EDITOR email@example.comThe annual Breakfast with Santa fund raiser attracted hundreds to the middle school Saturday morning to enjoy a freshly cooked meal, line up for pictures with Santa, win door prizes and enjoy live music from the middle and high school bands. Its the biggest event we do and it takes the most work, said Jeremy Pietrowski of Baker County Friends of the Instruputs on the event, now in its seventh year. Theres a lot of volunteer hours and a lot of organization that goes into this, said Mr. Pietrowski. The work paid off. Organizers estimated there was 475 attendees, a record for $1000 this year. The friends group will be requesting wish lists from the middle and high schools as well as Keller Intermediate to determine how the moneys spent, said treasurer Kim Pietrowski. More than 50 volunteers, inboard members and other adults, helped make the day a success. Following breakfast and the photo opportunity with jolly ol Saint Nick, played by Vinnie Ferreira, guests packed the auditorium to hear the bands. The group from BCHS and led by conductor Michael War ren performed holiday classics like A Holly Jolly Christmas by John Edmondson, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer by Johnny Marks and arranged by Jerry Nowak, as well as themes from The Nutcracker by P.I. Tchaikowsk and arranged by Ed Huckeby, among others. After a duet on the oboe by Westside Elementary music teacher Deborah Fortuna and a former student of hers, Alexandra Oakes, the middle school band took the stage. They played two numbers under the direction of conductor Heather Davidson: Jingle Bell Rock by Joe Beal and Jim Booth, and arranged by John Edmondson, and Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson and arranged by Paul Cook. For more information about Baker County Friends of the Instrumental Arts, please www. typress.com for more photos and video from the event. PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON Deborah Fortuna (right) plays the oboe with Alexandera Oakes. Pictured with Santa in the rear from left is Geneva Beck and Taylor Mann. In Santas lap is Kamryn Burnham. Kneeling next to her is Johnny Burnham. In front from left is Jordan Jarrell, Jasmine Roberson, baby Colton Jarrell and Jennifer Roberson holding Serenitie Nixon. PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON Robert Nobles. PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON Videll Williams.$1000 is raised at the Santa BreakfastFinishes basicNavy Seaman Alison B. Hodgson, the daughter of Tina M. Carrington of Macclenny and granddaughter of Deborah L. Hodges of Glen St. Mary, recently completed eight weeks of U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Hodgson is a 2009 graduate of Baker County High School.Graduates with honors at UNFChristy Carter Linster, former Baker County resident now living in Jacksonville, graduated mag na cum laude from the University of North Florida on December 13 with a bachelors degree in political science and minor in education. She was recently accepted into the UNF masters program in educational leadership and will be gin that program in January. Ms. Linster is a member of a political science honor society and is employed at UNF. She was awarded a meritorious service medal by the Florida Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers. The graduate is married to Patrick Linster and is the mother of Kristopher (Anna) Linster of Jacksonville Beach and Colt Linster of Jacksonville. Her parents are Juanita Carter and the late Willie Carter of Macclenny.Margie Lord party Dec. 21stThe annual Margie Lord Ministries Christmas party for less fortunate children will be held at the Macclenny Womans Club on Saturday, December 21 from 9 am-1 pm. All children must be accom panied by an adult, and all adults must be accompanied by a child. The event is sponsored by the Womans Club of Macclenny. Call 259-5888 with questions. SUBSCRIBE TO THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS WEBSITE WITH E-EDITIONRegister at www.bakercountypress.com and you will have access to all content from the print edition and more!SUBSCRIPTIONS$5/MONTH or $25/YEARPAYMENT VIA PAYPAL Bring your invitation kit and let us do the workThe Office Mart 110 S. 5th Street 259 3737 We publish wedding & birth announcementsFREE!$6 with Picture(4 week deadline)
ursday, December 19, 2013 T B C P Page 11 Page10DECEMBER 19, 2013 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 rfntbEvelyn June Frutiger, 89, of Macclenny passed away on December 15, 2013 at her residence with family by her side. She was born in Ingalls, Kansas on January 22, 1924 to the late Fay Earl Brown and Ethel Farrington Brown. Evelyn has been a resimoving from Longwood, FL, and enjoyed the warmth and kindness of our Macclenny community. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Macclenny. Evelyn loved her family deeply; her desire was to develop strong, loving family relationships. She understood the lifetime consequences of developing character, integrity and honesty as the foundation of her familys values. Evelyn grew up in Kansas during the Great Depression and Dust Bowl, and as a young girl played her guitar regularly on the radio. She lived through the tumultuous period of World War II, going from bookkeeping to becoming a riveter working on B-29s for Boeing in Wichita, KS. During the war she married Vincent L. Frutiger in Brady, TX where he was stationed in the Army Air Force before being transferred to Tyndall Field at Panama City. After the war, they lived in Wichita, KS until 1966 when the family moved to Mi ami where Evelyn lived until moving to Orlando in 1990 to be near her daughter. Evelyn loved Florida, especially the beaches and Disney World. Over the years, Evelyn enjoyed teaching card games to her children, grandchildren, and then great-grand children, all the while taking an interest in their lives especially through cards and e-mails. Her summers were busy for many years taking her grandchildren to Disney World and her LaCosta timeshare. Evelyn was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 34 years, Vincent. Evelyn is survived by her loving children, Kenton W. Frutiger of Anadarko, OK; Douglas (Eliso) Frutiger of Atlanta, GA; and Gwendolyn J. Singleton of Macclenny, FL; nine grandchildren, Kevin (Amy) Frutiger; Keith (Tara) Frutiger; Michael (Deirdre) Frutiger; Sharon Singleton; Nicholas (Lauren) Frutiger; Lori (Jesse) Forrest; Donna (Robbie) Gurganious; Brian Singleton; and Lisa (Rob) Belcher; and 12 great-grandchildren, Jessica, Lainey Grace, Grayson, Norah, Weston, Jaelynn, Anniston, Hunter, Elijah, Ainsley, Tegin and Keely. The funeral service will be held Sunday, December 22 at 3 pm at the First Baptist Church of Macclenny with Pastor Edsel M. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements. Evelyn Frutiger Youre On The List Of People Wed Like To Thank!The list may be long, But one thing is true We wouldnt be here Without all of you! With gratitude and greetings for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! COUNTRY FEDERALCREDIT UNION Open 24/7 @ www.countryfcu.com Greetings of the SeasonWith wishes warm and bright to all of our neighbors this holiday season. Were honored to serve you and are deeply grateful for your trust in us. www.ferrierafuneralservices.com259-5700 Dowling, 83, dies December 11Freeman Lavern Dowling, 83, of Olustee died on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at North Florida Regional Medical Center. He was born in Baker County on January 25, 1930 to the late Gor don Drew Dowling and Ethel Virginia Mikell Dowling, and graduated from Sanderson High School in 1948. He served his country proudly as a staff sergeant in the United States Air Force and retired in 1987 from Southern Bell after 35 dedicated years as a staff manager. Mr. Dowling was a member of Christian Fellowship Temple and a lifetime member of the AT&T Pioneers Association. He was the former President of the Still Hunters Association and the former president of the FFA alumni. He volunteered at the Baker County Fire Depart ment for 20 years, and for the Red Cross and the Community Action Center. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, being outdoors and spending time with his family. Freeman was most influential to his grandchildren. He raised and nurtured them along with teaching them the secrets and fundamentals of life: to be respectful, hard working, focused, honest, self motivated, family oriented and kind. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Mary Lee Hagen. Mr. Dowling is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Sarah Dowling and daughter Bren da Dowling (Dave) Adams; grandchildren Austin, Timmy, Sarah and Brendan Gibson, all of Olustee. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, December 17 at 2 pm at Christian Fellowship Temple with pastors David Thomas and Evangelist James Croft officiating. Interment followed at Swift Creek Cemetery. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Ser vices was in charge of arrangements. Freeman DowlingWilkinson, 70, of Glen St. MaryHenry M. Forbes Sr., 75, of Crawfordville, FL died on Saturday, December 14, 2013. A lifelong resident of Wakulla County, he was well known for traveling, singing and playing music. He was a precinct clerk for the supervisor of elections and a retired bookkeeper. He was an avid Florida State Seminole fan who loved spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his son H. M. Hank (Dana) Forbes Jr. of Macclenny; daughter Denise Forbes Forehand of Tallahassee; Kimmie Carmen; grandchildren Ryan Forehand, Hawke Forbes, Jillian Hill and Amy Hume; two great grandchildren; sister Lila Ruth (Othan) Porter of Crawfordville; numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. He was preceded in death by parents Burton and Elza Martin Forbes; brothers Walter and Martin Forbes; sister Lois Forbes Council. A celebration of his life was held 11 am on Wednesday, De cember 18, 2013 at Christian Worship Center in Crawford ville with Pastor Steve Taylor and Reverend Michael Hall officiating. Interment followed at Crawfordville Cemetery. Forbes Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.In loving memory ofFred Perry Sr.1/13/30-12/18/07DADDYI thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new. I thought about you yes terday, and days before that, too. I think of you in silence; I often speak your name. Now all I have is memories and your picture in a frame. Your memory is my keepsake with which Ill never part. God has you in His keeping, I have you in my heart. LOVE, CINDY Funeral for Dolly Mae Perry last FridayDolly Mae Smith Perry, 81, of Glen St. Mary died on December 10, 2013 at Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital. She was born in Jacksonville on May 2, 1932 to the late Arthur Smith and Ruby Nolan Smith. Dolly has been a resident of Baker County since 1968. She enjoyed being a housewife, raising her children, cooking, canning, gardening and spending time with her family at family gatherings. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 59 years, Frederick L. Perry Sr. Dolly is survived by her loving children Fred (Kathy) Perry Jr. of Macclenny, Linda (Robert) Albritton of St. Cloud, FL, Diane (Tommy) Sigers of Macclenny, Darrell (Susie) Perry and Cindy (Dwyane) Raulerson, both of Glen St. Mary; brother Jr. (Betty) Smith of Jacksonville; sister Susie (Harold) Nobles of Jack sonville; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and a great-greatgrandson. The funeral service for Mrs. Perry was held Friday, December 13, at 10 am at V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services in Macclenny with pastors David Thomas and Timmy Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at Jacksonville Memory Gardens in Orange Park. Dolly PerryThanks so muchThe family of Dolly Perry would like to thank everyone for all the food, flowers and prayers received after the loss of our mother. Special thanks to Brother David and Brother Timmy Thomas, Tonya and David Godwin, Sherry Davis and V. Todd Ferreira.The children of Dolly Perry: Fred, Linda, Diane, Darrell and CindyFamily gratefulThe family of Patricia Rhoden is very grateful to everyone for the flowers, food and prayers. A special thanks to Josie Davis and Diane Walker for all you did in honor of Pat. Also, thank you to the Sheriffs Office and to Forbes Funeral Home for everything you did to make the passing of our loved one easier on all of us. May God bless each and every one of you all.The family of Patricia RhodenRoger Sheely former Baker County residentRoger Laverne Sheely Jr., 59, of Pomona Park, FL died on Friday, December 6, 2013 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He had been a resident of Pomona Park for the past six years after moving from Baker County. He was a brick mason. Mr. Sheely is survived by son Roger L. Sheely III of GA; daughters Rosemary Elaine McDowell of Macclenny and Rachel Crews of Baxter; nine grandchildren and one greatgrandson. A funeral service was held on Thursday, December 12 at 11 am at Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. JON SHUMAKESPORT S EDITOR firstname.lastname@example.orgMacclennys Dickie Ferry was inducted into the Jacksonville Racing Hall of Fame on December 7 to immortalize his success on the track and commemorate his passion for the sport. I was tickled to death, he said about his induction. It was humbling to be honored with it. They have a lot of people I idolized when I was a kid. Ferrys professional career began in September 1971, but his love of racing began long be fore that. He has always been involved in the sport, whether it was racing around the streets as a kid or hanging around the shop with another great Macclenny driver, Steve Moran. He competed across Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia running late models, which is the top model on dirt tracks. He always ran Chevrolets because of the relative lower cost and accessibility of the car parts. One moment he said stood out above all the other accomplishments of his career was the night he was forced to team up with the legendary Harvey Jones during the Sun Belt Series. Ferry said his team didnt have a motor, while Jones didnt have a car, so they paired up with Jones motor in Ferrys car. Ferry said he expected Jones to drive the car that night, but that was not the case. I assumed he was going to drive, Ferry said. He asked me to drive his car and we won it. It was a honor for him to ask me to drive his car. As successful as he was on the track, Ferry said he wouldnt have been able to accomplish everything he did if it wasnt for a team of people supporting him along the way. The key to my racing is ev eryone around here that helped me, he said. A lot of the people helped me out just for the love of racing. Some people locally put a lot of hours into these cars and we would sometimes have to work all night to make it to a race. Whether it was the financial backing of his late father Wally and sponsors or the garage work of people like Mike and Denny Snow, Ferry said it was important to have everyone there to help him run well during races, especially his family. The most important thing was a supporting wife, Ferry said. I sometimes had to miss my kids school functions because of races. I had a good family that supported me during it. Although he has stepped away from being behind the wheel, Ferry continues to be involved in the sport he loves by doing engine work for racers in the area and supporting his son Richard, who has followed in his fathers footsteps and is now on the race circuit.Carolyn Godwin, 67, was a nurses aideCarolyn Mobley Godwin, 67, of Glen St. Mary died on December 15, 2013 at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville. She was born on October 23, 1946 and was a lifelong resident of Baker County. Carolyn was a nurses aide at NEFSH in Macclenny for 34 years before retiring. Carolyn loved the Lord and spending time with her family that she loved very much. She was a member of the Sanderson Congregational Holiness Church and of the Widows Group that brought her a lot of laughter and great times with family and friends. Mrs. Godwin was preceded in death by her par ents Osvell and Sarilda Pringle Mobley; brothers Tommy, Carlie, and Jarrell Mobley; loving husband Alfred Wiley Godwin Sr.; grandson Kyle Newmans. She is survived by children Earl Eugene (Regina) Newmans and Carol Lee Rhoden, both of Glen St. Mary; grandchildren Rhonda, Brentney, Misty, Taylor, Joshua, Tori, Korey, Kaleb, Krista, Kalyn, Colby, and Brandon; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers Henry and Doug (Trish) Mobley and Russell Lee Norman, all of Glen St. Mary; sisters, Linda Gail Martin of Glen and Jan (Donnie) Griffis of Sanderson; numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held on Wednesday, December 18 at 11 am at Sanderson Congregational Holiness Church with Pastor Oral Lyons officiating. Interment followed at Turner Cemetery in Sanderson. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements. Carolyn Godwin PHOTO BY JIM MCGA ULEY Dickie Ferry displays his hall of fame plaque, presented at a ceremony December 7. We print obituaries with a picture free of charge. We have more!More for sales, automobiles, help wanteds, rentals, FSBO and yard sales www.bakercountypress.com 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 Send us letters and make sure they are SIGNED with a phone number.
ursday, December 19, 2013 T B C P Page 13 Page 12 T B C P ursday, December 19, 2013 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 Hugh Fish, Jr. PO Box 531 Macclenny, FL 32063 11/28-12/19c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 02-2012-CA-000001 BANK OF AMERICA, NA, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff, vs. BELINDA SUE TROUT A/K/A BELINDA SUE TROUT KIRK, et. al., Defendants. _________________________________/ RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 02-2012-CA000001 of the Circuit Court of the 8TH Judicial Circuit in and for BAKER County, Florida, wherein, Plaintiff, and, BELINDA SUE TROUT A/K/A BELINDA SUE TROUT KIRK, et. al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, Main entrance, 339 E. MacClenny Ave., MacClenny, FL 32063, FL, at the hour of 11:00 AM on the 28th day of January, 2014, the following described property: LOT 41, CYPRESS POINTE UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 90 THROUGH 92 INCLUSIVE,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 12th day of November, 2013. AL FRASER Clerk Circuit Court By: Tabitha Wilson Deputy Clerk GREENSPOON MARDER, P.A., 100 West Cypress Creek Road Trade Centre South, Suite 700 Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33309 954-491-1120 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Clerk of the Courts disability coordinator at 339 E. MACCLENNY AVENUE, MACCLENNY, FL 32063, 850-747-5141. at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notication if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 12/19-26c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 02-2012-CA-000295 CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. CLEM BRISBON, III, et. al., Defendants. _________________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 02-2012-CA000295 of the Circuit Court of the 8TH Judicial Circuit in and for BAKER County, Florida, wherein, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, and, CLEM BRISBON, III, et. al., are Defendants, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, Main entrance, 339 E. MacClenny Ave., MacClenny, FL 32063, FL, at the hour of 11:00 a.m., on the 30th day of January, 2014, the following described property: LOT 2, BLOCK 7, E.R. RHODENS ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF MACCLENNY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 4, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 18th day of November, 2013. AL FRASER Clerk Circuit Court By: Tabitha Wilson Deputy Clerk GREENSPOON MARDER, P.A., 100 West Cypress Creek Road Trade Centre South, Suite 700 Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33309 954-491-1120 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Clerk of the Courts disability coordinator at 339 E. MACCLENNY AVENUE, MACCLENNY, FL 32063, 850-747-5141. at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notication if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 12/19-26c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2009-CA-000065 COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff vs. KENNETH LEE, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated November 15, 2013, entered in Civil Case Number 2009-CA-000065, in the Circuit Court for Baker County, Florida, wherein COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. is the Plaintiff, and KENNETH LEE, et al., are the Defendants, Baker County Clerk will sell the property situated in Baker County, Florida, described as: Legal Description: Parcel #14 of Riverview, an unrecorded subdivision compromising all of fractional Section 36, Township 1 South, Range 21 East, Baker County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southeast corner of said Section 36; thence S 89`40 W along the Southerly line of said Section 36, 450.0 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue S 89`40 W along said Southerly line 150.0 feet; thence N 00`30 W and parallel to the Easterly line of aforementioned Section 36, 817 feet, more or less, to the waters of the St. Mary`s River; thence Northeasterly along said waters of the St. Mary`s River, 165 feet, more or less, to the intersection of said waters with a line bearing N 00`30 W, 800 feet, more or less, from the Point of Beginning; thence S 00`30 E, and parallel to the aforementioned Easterly line of Section 36, 800 feet, more or less, to the Point of Beginning. TOGETHER WITH and subject to the following non-exclusive easement: Easement A: A 50 foot easement for ingress and egress, lying 25 feet each side of a perpendicular to the following described centerline and being a part of Section 36, Township 1 South, Range 21 East, Baker County, Florida, and being more particularly descrbed as follows: Commence at the Southeast corner of said Section 36; thence N 00`30 W, along the Easterly line of said Section 36, 25.0 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence S 89`40 W and parallel to the Southerly line of aforementioned Section 36, 269.25 feet; thence N 10`30 W, 198.61 feet; thence N 49`27 W, 375.05 feet; thence N 87`27 W, 403.53 feet; thence S 44`54 W, 100.85 feet; thence S 55`44 W, 79.18 feet; thence S 23`59 W, 56.50 feet; thence S 62`29 W, 160.95 feet; thence S 50`44 W, 150.22 feet; thence N 83`25 W, 77.73 feet; thence N 56`03W, 71.97 feet; thence S 53`33 W, 167.15 feet; thence S 34`57 W, 106.28 feet; thence S 89`40 W, and parallel to aforementioned Southerly line of Section 36, 488.64 feet to the Point of Terminus of said Easement. Easement B: A 30.00 foot easement for ingress and egress, lying 15.00 feet each side of and perpendicular to the following described centerline and being a part of Section 36, Township 1 South, Range 21 East, Baker County, Florida and being more particularly described as follow: Commence at the SE corner of said Section 36; thence N 0`30 W, along the East line of said Section 36, 25.00 feet; thence S 89`40 W, 269.25 feet; thence N 10`30 W, 198.61 feet; thence N 49`27 W, 206.36 feet to a Point of Beginning; thence N 9`6 W, 75.89 feet; thence N 12`15 E, 213.69 feet; thence N 57`27 E, 113.72 feet; thence S 78`9 E, 81.52 feet; thence N 58`15 E, 120.97 feet to the Point of Terminus of said easement. at public sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at the Front Door, Baker County Courthouse,339 E. MacClenny Avenue, MacClenny, FL 32063 at 11:00 AM, on the 30th day of January, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Baker County, Florida this 2nd day of December, 2013. Al Fraser Clerk of the Circuit Court Baker County, Florida By: Julie B. Combs Deputy Clerk FLORIDA FORECLOSURE ATTORNEYS, PLLC 4855 Technology Way, Suite 500 Boca Raton, FL 33431 Telephone: (727) 446-4826 Email: email@example.com If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Corrie Johnson, ADA Coordinator, 250 NW Country Club Drive, Suite 217, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986, (772) 807-4370 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 12/12-19c Registration of Fictitious Names I the undersigned, being duly sworn, do hereby declare under oath that the names of all persons inter ested in the business or profession carried on under the name of BJ Hauling whose principle place of business is: 17691 Crews Rd., GSM, FL 32040 and the extent of the interest of each is as follows: NAME EXTENT OF INTEREST Bruce Scott 100% Bruce Scott Signature STATE OF FLORIDA COUNTY OF BAKER Sworn to and subscribed before me this 11th day of December 2013. Al Fraser Clerk of Court Baker County, Florida By: Julie B. Combs As Deputy Clerk 12/19p IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 022012CA000146 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff, vs. COLIN MOORE; BETH MOORE; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. __________________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 15, 2013, and entered in Case No. 022012CA000146, of the Cir cuit Court of the 8th Judicial Circuit in and for BAKER County, Florida. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP is Plaintiff and COLIN MOORE; BETH MOORE; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at THE EAST DOOR OF THE COURTHOUSE, AT 339 EAST MACCLENNY AVENUE, MACCLENNY IN BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA 32063, at 11:00 A.M., on the 22nd day of January, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 4, ALLEN ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 47, PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT 1991 SKYLINE DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME VIN# 32620283AD & 32620283BD A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim with 60 days after the sale. Dated this 6th day of December, 2013. AL FRASER As Clerk of said Court By: Tabitha Wilson As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 339 East MacClenny Avenue, 1st Floor, MacClenny, FL 32063, Phone No. (904) 259-8113 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste.3000, Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486, Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 Designated service email: firstname.lastname@example.org 12-01755 SLS 12/12-19c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 022012CA000146 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff, vs. COLIN MOORE; BETH MOORE; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. / NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated NOVEMBER 15, 2013, and entered in Case No. 022012CA000146, of the Circuit Court of the 8th Judicial Circuit in and for BAKER County, Florida. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP is Plaintiff and COLIN MOORE; BETH MOORE; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at THE EAST DOOR OF THE COURTHOUSE, AT 339 EAST MACCLENNY AVENUE, MACCLENNY IN BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA 32063, at 11:00 A.M., on the 22 day of JANUARY, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 4, ALLEN ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 47, PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT 1991 SKYLINE DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME VIN# 32620283AD & 32620283BD A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim with 60 days after the sale. Dated this 6th day of December 2013. Al Fraser CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Baker County, Florida Tabitha Wilson DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 339 East MacClenny Avenue, 1st Floor, MacClenny, FL 32063, Phone No. (904) 2598113 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste.3000, Plantation, FL 33324 Telephone: (954) 382-3486, Telefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 Designated service email: notice@ kahaneandassociates.com 12/12-19c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 02-2012-CA-000051 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, v. TAMMY J. BAXTER; JASON A. MULKEY; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; FLORIDA HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION Defendants. / NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on September 26, 2013, and the Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale entered on November 25, 2013, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Baker County, Florida, the clerk shall sell the property situated in Baker County, Florida, described as: THE NORTH 1/2 OF LOT 4, BLOCK 53, TOWN OF MACCLENNY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN DEED BOOK D, PAGE 800, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 306 FLORIDA AVE, MACCLENNY, FL 32063 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the front door of the Baker County Courthouse, 339 E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, FL 32063, on January 14, 2014 beginning at 11:00 AM. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Dated this 26th day of November, 2013. Al Fraser CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Baker County, Florida Tabitha Wilson DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A. 12425 28TH STREET NORTH, SUITE 200 ST. PETERSBURG, FL 33716 EFILING@DCZAHM.COM Fax No. (727) 539-1094 fax proof copy to John Pickinpaugh IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD CONTACT COURT ADMINISTRATION, AT BAKER COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 339 EAST MACCLENNY AVE., MACCLENNY, FL 32063, TELEPHONE 904-259-8113, NOT LATER THAN (7) DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING. IF HEARING IMPAIRED, TDD 1-800-955-8771, OR VOICE (V) 1-800-955-8770, VIA FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE. 12/12-19c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO: 02-2012-CA-000190 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. JOSHUA C. MORRISON; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure date the 15th day of November, 2013, and entered in Case No. 02-2012-CA-000190, of the Circuit Court of the 8TH Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A,, is the Plaintiff and JOSHUA C. MORRISON, UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1, and UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2, are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Door, Bake County Courthouse, 339 E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, FL 32063, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes at, 11:00 AM on the 20th day of March, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 1, BLOCK 53, TOWN OF MACCLENNY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK D, PAGE 800, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Clerk of the Courts disability coordinator at 339 E. MACCLENNY AVENUE, MACCLENNY, FL 32063, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this 2nd day of December, 2013. Al Fraser Clerk of the Circuit Court Baker County, Florida By: Julie B. Combs Deputy Clerk FRENKEL LAMBERT WEISS WEISMAN & GORDON, LLP. Attorney for the Plaintiff 1 East Broward Blvd. Suite 1111 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 Telephone: (954) 522-3233 Fax: (954) 200-7770 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 email@example.com 12/12-19c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 13000131CA NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff vs. THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT EES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST MARY LOU COLE, DECEASED, et al., Defendants __________________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT EES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST MARY LOU COLE, DECEASED 911 NORTH LOWDER STREET MACCLENNY, FL 32063 AND TO: All persons claiming an interest by, through, under, or against the aforesaid Defendant(s). YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property located in Baker County, Florida: PART OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE 22 EAST, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4; THENCE SOUTH 01 DEG 04 00 WEST ON THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 29, A DISTANCE OF 201.55 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 01 DEG 04 00 WEST ON SAID WEST LINE, 99.35 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. S-23-A (AN 80 FOOT RIGHT OF WAY AS NOW ESTABLISHED); SAID POINT LYING ON A CURVE CONCAVE WESTERLY AND HAVING A RADIUS OF 1949.6 FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLY AROUND SAID CURVE A CHORD BEARING AND A DISTANCE OF SOUTH 08 DEG 06 24 EAST, 31.06 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 88 DEG 26 18 EAST, 517.25 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEG 56 36 EAST, 260.37 FEET; THENCE NORTH 84 DEG 44 42 WEST, 80.0 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 03 DEG 08 48 WEST, 135.52; THENCE NORTH 88 DEG 26 54 WEST, 437.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LESS AND EXCEPT THAT CERTAIN PARCEL MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 82, PAGE 477; AND ALSO LESS AND EXCEPT THAT CERTAIN PARCEL DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 42 PAGE 427 AND ALSO LESS AND EXCEPT THAT CERTAIN PARCEL RECORDED IN INSTRUMENT #2000-3814, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been led against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to this action, on Greenspoon Marder, P.A., Default Department, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is Trade Centre South, Suite 700, 100 West Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309, and the le original with the Clerk within 30 days after the rst publication of this notice, in the BAKER COUNTY STANDARD INC on or before January 9,, 2014; otherwise a default and a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL OF SAID COURT on this 9th day of December, 2013. AL FRASER As Clerk of said Court By: Tabitha Wilson As Deputy Clerk Copy furnished to: A copy of this Notice of Action, Complaint and Lis Pendens were sent to the above-named Defendant(s) at the last known address. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in this proceeding should, no later than seven (7) days prior, contact the Clerk of the Courts disability coordinator at 339 E. MACCLENNY AVENUE, MACCLENNY, FL 32063, 850-747-5141. If hearing or voice impaired, contact (TDD) (800)955-8771 via Florida Relay System. 12/19-26c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 12000202CAAXMX U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR RASC 2006-EMX8, Plaintiff, vs. LEWIS H. OGDEN, et al, Defendant(s). ________________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 15, 2013, and entered in Case No. 12000202CAAXMX of the Cir cuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida in which U.S. Bank, National Association, as Trustee for RASC 2006-EMX8, is the Plaintiff and Lewis H. Ogden also known as LH Ogden, Susan R. Ogden, Tenant # 1, Tenant # 2, The Unknown Spouse of Lewis H. Ogden also known as LH Ogden, The Unknown Spouse of Susan R. Ogden, U.S. Bank, National Association, as Trustee for RASC 2006-EMX8, United States of America, Department of Treasury, are defendants, the Baker County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on ALL SALES WILL BE HELD AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE COURTHOUSE, 339 E. MACCLENNY AVE., MACCLENNY, FL 32063. THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER MUST PAY AT LEAST 5% OF THE SUCCESSFUL BID BY CASH OR CASHIERS CHECK AT THE TIME OF THE SALE. THE REMAINING BID AMOUNT MUST BE TENDERED BY 4:00PM ON THE DAY OF THE SALE BY CASH OR CASHIERS CHECK ONLY., Baker County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 20th day of February, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 11, BLOCK 5, OWENS ACRES UNIT TWO, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 34, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 6389 E THOMAS CIR, MACCLENNY, FL 32063-4328 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Baker County, Florida this 2nd day of December, 2013. Al Fraser Clerk of the Circuit Court Baker County, Florida By: Julie B. Combs Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: firstname.lastname@example.org If you are a person with a disability who needs any accomodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Persons with a disability who need any accomodation in order to participate should call Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinatory, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352)337-6237 within two (2) working days of receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired, please call 1-800-955-8771; if you are voice impaired, please call 1-800-955-8770. 12/19-26c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. :2013CA000113CAAXMX NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC Plaintiff, vs. BENJAMIN W. MARTIN A/K/A BENJAMIN WAYNE MARTIN A/K/A BENJAMIN MARTIN, et. al., Defendants. __________________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Or der of Final Judgment entered in Case No. 2013CA000113CAAXMX in the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial Circuit in and for BAKER County, Florida, wherein, NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, and, BENJAMIN W. MARTIN A/K/A BENJAMIN WAYNE MARTIN A/K/A BENJAMIN MARTIN, et. al., are Defendants. The Clerk of Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the front door of the courthouse at 339 E Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063 at the hour of 11:00AM, on the 21ST day of JANUARY 2014, the following described property: THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL OR TRACT OF LAND SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF BAKER AND STATE OF FLORIDA, AND BEING A PORTION OF SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE 21 EAST, AND A PART OF SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 21 EAST, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 21 EAST, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RUN THENCE S 0`48 W ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 2, 171.68 FEET TO THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 10 (U.S. HWY 90); THENCE N 78`46 E ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE, 451.93 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE N 78`46 E, ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE, 142.00 FEET; THENCE N 11`14 W, 273.00 FEET; THENCE S 78`46 W, 142.00 FEET; THENCE S 11`14 E, 273.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID LANDS BEING A PART OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 2 AND PART OF THE SW 1/4 OF SW 1/4 OF SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE 21 EAST AND BEING THE SAME LANDS AS SOLD IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 250, PAGE 262 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 2nd day of December, 2013. AL FRASER CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Julie B. Combs Deputy Clerk MORALES LAW GROUP, P.A. 14750 NW 77th Court Suite 303 Miami Lakes, FL 33016 email@example.com If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Persons with a disability who need any accommodation in order to participate should call Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 337-6237 within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired call (800) 955-8771; if you are voice impaired, call (800) 955-8770. 12/19-26c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2010-CA-000141 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff, vs. SCOTT SWENSON; DONNA SWENSON, ET AL. Defendants _________________________________/ RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January 30, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2010-CA-000141, of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for BAKER County, Florida. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP (hereafter Plaintiff), is Plaintiff and SCOTT SWENSON; DONNA SWENSON, ROLLING MEADOWS OF MACCLEENY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the EAST DOOR of the Courthouse; 339 East MacClenny Avenue, 1st Floor, MacClenny at 11:00 a.m., on the 13th day of February, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 136, ROLLING MEADOWS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, AND 101 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 12th day of December, 2013. AL FRASER CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: Tabitha Wilson As Deputy Clerk Van Ness Law Firm, PLC 1239 E. Newport Center Drive Suite #110 Deereld Beach, Florida 33442 Phone (954) 571-2031 Fax (954) 571-2033 Pleadings@vanlaw.com If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Persons with a disability who need any accommodation in order to participate should call Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 337-6237 within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired call (800) 955-8771; if you are voice impaired, call (800) 955-8770. 12/19-26c LEGA L NOTICES SCHOOL AC TIVITIESDec. 21, 2013 Jan. 6 District-Wide Christmas Break Jan. 6, 2014 District-Wide School Board Mtg., 6:30 p.m. Baker County High Girls Basketball vs Forrest, (H) 6p.m. Jan. 7, 2014 District-Wide Students Return Baker County High Boys Basketball vs. West Nassau, (H) 6:00 p.m. Jan. 9, 2014 Baker County High Wrestling @ Episcopal, 4:00 p.m. Girls Basketball @ Bishop Kenny, 5:30 p.m. Boys Basketball vs. Middleburg, (H) 6:00 p.m. Baker County Middle Basketball @ Lake Asbury, 5:00 p.m. SAC Mtg., 6:00 p.m. Westside Elementary Family Reading night, 4:00 p.m. PK/Kindergarten Ctr. SAC Mtg., 6:00 p.m. Baker County High FFA to National Convention 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 NOTICE OF EXCHANGE PROPOSAL Notice is hereby given that the Forest Service (FS), United States Department of Agriculture, is considering an exchange of interests in land (surface use easements) with Columbia County and Plum Creek Timber lands (the Non-Federal Parties) under the authority of the National Trails System Act of October 2, 1968 (16 USC 1241) and the Federal Land Exchange Facilitation Act of August 20, 1988 (43 USC. 1716). Publication of this notice is required by land exchange regulations (36 CFR 254.8) and will contribute to the public scoping effort to identify any issues associated with this project (40 CFR 1501.7). The interest in land under the jurisdiction of the FS that is being considered for exchange can be described as: A railroad easement being 50 feet either side of the centerline of the proposed rail line located in T. 3S., R. 18E, Section 31, Tallahassee Meridian, Columbia County, Florida. The interest in land under the jurisdiction of the Non-Federal Parties that is being considered for exchange can be described as: An easement for the Florida National Scenic Trail being a 10 foot wide strip of land lying 5 feet on each side within portions of Section 36, Township 3 South, Range 18 East and Section 1, Township 4 South, Range 18 East, Columbia County Florida and portions of Sections 6, 7, and 18, Township 4 South, Range 19 East, Baker County, Florida, and portions of Sections 19, 29, 30, and 32, Township 4 South, Range 19 East and a portion of Sections 5 & 8, in Township 5 South, Range 19 East, Union County, Florida. Both easements are approximately 6.27 acres and legal descriptions are located at the Forest Supervisors Ofce in Tallahassee, Florida. Maps and a more detailed description of the proposed exchange may be found on the project website (http://goo.gl/aID2s4) or are available upon request (contact Matthew Trager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 850-523-8582). The FS requests comments to determine if the exchange is in the public interest and if the lands are affected by liens, encumbrances or other claims. Comments may be sent to Susan Jeheber-Matthews, Forest Supervisor, by mail (National Forests of Florida, 325 John Knox Road, Suite F-100, Tallahassee, Florida 32303-4160) or by email (email@example.com) within 45 days after the initial date of publication of this notice. Comments will be placed in the public record for this project and individuals who submit comments will receive future project updates unless otherwise requested. 12/19-1/9c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 12000246CA JPMC SPECIALTY MORTGAGE LLC F/K/A WM SPECIALTY MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. DAVID R. PEMBLETON, SR. A/K/A DAVID R. PEMBELTON, SR. et al, Defendant(s). __________________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION To: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT EES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, ALMA S. RATLIFF, DECEASED Last Known Address: Unknown Current Address: Unknown ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Last Known Address: Unknown Current Address: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Baker County, Florida: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF BAKER AND STATE OF FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE 22 EAST, AND RUN EASTERLY ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 1760.0 FEET, MORE OR LESS TO THE WEST LINE OF WEST BOULEVARD OF THE TOWN OF MACCLENNY, THENCE SOUTH 10 DEGREES 24 MINUTES EAST, 309 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF OHIO AVENUE, THENCE SOUTH 79 DEGREES 10 MINUTES WEST ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE OF OHIO AVENUE, 937.39 FEET TO THE WEST LINE OF A 60.0 FOOT STREET OR ROAD; THENCE RUN SOUTH 8 DEGREES 16 MINUTES EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE, 864.78 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 80 DEGREES 16 MINUTES WEST, 122.86 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 80 DEGREES 16 MINUTES WEST, 122.86 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 2 DEGREES 12 MINUTES WEST, 81.41 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 80 DEGREES 16 MINUTES EAST, 130.28 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 2 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 02 SECONDS WEST, 80.21 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 413 W 8TH AVE, MACCLENNY, FL 32063-282 has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the rst publication, if any, on Albertelli Law, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623, and le the original with this Court either before January 16, 2014, service on Plaintiffs attorney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the Baker County Press. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on this 16th day of December, 2013. Al Fraser Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Tabitha Wilson Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 CR 11-85779 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Persons with a disability who need any accommodation in order to participate should call Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinatory, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352)337-6237 within two (2) working days of receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired, please call 1-800-955-8771; if you are voice impaired, please call 1-800-955-8770. 12/19-26c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 13000132CA NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff vs. THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT EES, ASSIGNEES, LIENOR, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF DIXIE HODGES A/K/A DIXIE LOU HODGES DECEASED, et al., Defendants __________________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENOR, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF DIXIE HODGES A/K/A DIXIE LOU HODGES DECEASED 5278 WOODLAWN ROAD MACCLENNY, FL 32063 AND TO: All persons claiming an interest by, through, under, or against the aforesaid Defendant(s). YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property located in Baker County, Florida: A PART OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 22, EAST, BAKER COUNTY FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 8; THENCE NORTH 89 EAST AND ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 8, 1318.66 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 0 EAST, 40.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING: SAID POINT BEING IN THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD N0. S-23A; THENCE NORTH 89 EAST AND ALONG SAID RIGHT-0F-WAY LINE, 227.61, FEET, THENCE SOUTH 0 EAST, 1287.51 THENCE SOUTH 89 WEST, 227.61 FEET; THENCE NORTH 0 WEST, 727.65 FEET; THENCE NORTH 0 WEST, 560.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. has been led against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to this action, on Greenspoon Marder, P.A., Default Department, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is Trade Centre South, Suite 700, 100 West Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309, and the le original with the Clerk within 30 days after the rst publication of this notice, in THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS on or before January 17, 2014; otherwise a default and a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL OF SAID COURT on this 17th day of December, 2013. AL FRASER As Clerk of said Court By: Tabitha Wilson As Deputy Clerk A copy of this Notice of Action, Complaint and Lis Pendens were sent to the above-named Defendant(s) at the last known address. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in this proceeding should, no later than seven (7) days prior, contact the Clerk of the Courts disability coordinator at 339 E. MACCLENNY AVENUE, MACCLENNY, FL 32063, 850-747-5141. If hearing or voice impaired, contact (TDD) (800)955-8771 via Florida Relay System. 12/19-26c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 02-2012-CA-293 GREEN PLANET SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. STACIE GOBER; et al., Defendant(s). _________________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sale will be made pursuant to an Order or Final Summary Judgment. Final Judgment was awarded on November 15, 2013 in Civil Case No. 02-2012-CA-293, of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida, wherein, GREEN PLANET SERVICING, LLC is the Plaintiff, and STACIE GOBER is the Defendant. The clerk of the court, Al Fraser will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the front door of the courthouse located at 339 E. Macclenny Ave, Macclenny, FL 32063 at 11:00 am. on the 21st day of January, 2014, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOT 7, BLOCK 18, TOWN OF MACCLENNY, ACCORDING TO THE REVISED PLAT OF SAID TOWN ON FILE IN DEED BOOK 28, PAGE 36, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on November 27, 2013. Al Fraser CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Baker County, Florida Tabitha Wilson DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT Aldridge | Connors, LLP Attorney for Plaintiff(s) 1615 South Congress Avenue, Suite 200 Delray Beach, FL 33445 Phone: 561.392.6391 Fax: 561.392.6965 12/12-19c ith iings Com & JoAs we herald the start of another holiday season, we thank you for the blessing of your friendship and support. 130 North 4th Street Macclenny | 259-2261 www.nefcom.netThe Employees of PHOTO COURTESY OF DEBR A CA RRINGTON Cheer team wins North Florida regional at UNFThe BCHS Competitive Cheerleaders won the North Florida Regional Cheerleading Competition held at the University of North Florida on December 15. The girls will soon travel to Orlando, Daytona, Jacksonville and Kissimmee for the next four competitions. The team is coached by Dedra Carrington and assistant coach Ryan Andrews and Kristian Burnham. Ms. Carrington said the cheerleaders would like to thank all the local businesses who sponsored the team. On the team pic tured above are (front row from left) Lani Foster, Mallory Mobley, Bailey Tyson, Gabie Harkins, Madison Fox, Taylor Carrington, Kayla Sampley, Mady Perry, Aislan Hooker, (back row from left) Sydnee Watson, Shelby Kuhr, Allison Theophile and Emily Tedesco. Holiday SALEUnique and beautiful ornaments and decorations are on sale now, just in time for the holidays. Whether youre looking for the perfect gift or a unique Christmas decoration, youll find it here.ENTIRE MERCHANDISEREDUCED110 South Fifth Street, Macclenny 259-4140Southern Charm Sale in Progress Online C CLet people know whats going onpost your special event online bakercountypress.com OUT OF COUNTY SUBSCRIBERS Fed up with your copy of The Press arriving late, or not at all? We have a cost-effective solution to your problem. 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ursday, December 19, 2013 T B C P Page 15 Page 14 T B C P ursday, December 19, 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. 21' Bayliner Capri 4.3 Mercury, runs great; interior looks good $3000; Whirlpool dishwasher $30. 904-401-1178, if no answer, leave voice message. 12/19p PS3 console, 4 controllers (2 wireless), charger and accessories, 13 games. $250. Call 259-2629. 12/19-26p Fried or smoked turkeys. Call Sixth Street Steakhouse. 259-7535. 12/19p Oak rewood and fat lighter. You pick up or we deliver. 904-653-1442. 12/19-1/2p Fried or smoked turkeys. Call Richards Market. 259-6660. 12/19p Nice solid wood, pecan color Queen Ann king size bed frame $125; prepaid boost mobile Samsung Galaxy S2 cell phone (white color); nice, $150. 904-408-2748. 12/19p Two new, nice comfy (wine color) rocker recliners; too big. $200 each. 259-2287. 12/19p Now through Christmas Eve, the Franklin Mercantile will be open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Railroad crossing in Glen. 259-6040. Like us on Facebook. 11/14tfc Seasoned rewood. Call Bruce at 904838-3130. 10/17-12/26p Loobys Southern BBQ. Order your Christmas turkey, ham or BBQ before December 20th for pick-up on Christmas Eve. 904-424-8793 or 259-8523. 12/19p Seasoned oak rewood. Face cord, $70, full cord $130; delivered and stacked. 904316-4225. 12/5-26p 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 I Buy and Sell residential and commercial real estate. Larry Boyles, Licensed Real Estate Agent. Dual State Real Estate. 904655-7778. 12/19p CHRISTMAS DECORATING! Lights, tree set up, yards, etc. Excellent references! Call 904-868-3188. 12/12-19p Home Improvements-porches, decks, remodeling-any home repair. Licensed & Insured. 904-591-2640. 10/17tfc UNPLANNED PREGNANCY? AdoptionA brave & seless choice. Medical, living & counseling expenses paid. Choose the loving & nancially secure family. Compassionate Atty. Lauren Feingold 24/7 866-633-0397 www.fklhearttoheart.net #0958107. 12/19p A childless, young, successful woman seeks to adopt. Will be HANDS-ON Mom! Financial security. Expenses paid. Visit:www.jodi2adopt.webs.com/ call Jodi 1-800-718-5516 or text 609-770-1255. Adam Sklar #0150789. 12/19p You can become an expert in HVAC installation and repair. Pinnacle Career Institute Online HVAC education in as little as 12 months. Call us today: 1-877-651-3961 or go online: www.HVAC-Online-Education. com. 12/19p 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. 12/5-26p Alcoholics anonymous meetings Monday and Friday at 8 pm. Call Wanda 904-9947750. 209 Macclenny Ave. 1/3-12/27/13p AIRLINE CAREERS begin here Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Housing and Financial aid for qual ied students. Job placement assistance. Call AIM 866-314-3769. 12/19p AUTOMOBILES 2000 Kawasaki VN750 motorcycle, New Battery, Stator, & Voltage Regulator. $2,900.00. 259-7523. 12/5tfc 1999 Suzuki Sidekick, 4 wheel drive; automatic, cold AC; runs great. $2200. 904586-7768. 12/19p ANIMALS Christmas puppies free to good homes. 11 weeks old; Chihuahua/dachshund; playful and friendly. 904-275-2901. 12/19p Happy Jack Mange Medicine promotes healing and hairgrowth to any mange, bare spot, on dogs and horses without steroids. GLEN CASH STORE (259-2381). www.happyjackinc.com. 12/19-1/9p 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 Jacksonville Title is seeking a part time employee with a positive attitude, previous experience in collections, loan processing, computer applications and great customer service skills. Please email resume to Jacksonville.firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 912-843-2065. 12/12-26p Detailer/auto cleaner. Call James at 904397-0410 for information. 12/12-19p Drivers: Home EVERY Weekend, Dedicated Southern Lanes & OTR! All Miles PAID (Loaded & Empty)! Or Walk Away Lease: No Money Down, No Credit Check. 1-888880-5916. 12/19p 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. 12/5-26p Experienced painters needed. Peacock Painting, 259-5877. 2/21tfc 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. 12/19p Drivers: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-515-8447. 12/5-26p 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. 12/19p Experienced OTR Flatbed Drivers earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to Qualied drivers. Home most weekends. Call: (843)266-3731 / www.bulldoghiway. com. EOE. 12/19p 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. For sale by owner. 1 acre fenced lot with older doublewide, large pole barn; Abernathy Circle, Sanderson. Sold as is. $40,000. 904-635-5662. 12/19-26p 3 BR, 2 BA completely renovated home on large city lot in established neighborhood. FSBO. $119,500. Contact 904-234-8065. 12/12-1/2/14p 4 BR, 2 BA brick house with approximately acre fenced in yard. 7446 Pine Acres Court, Glen St. Mary. Located in quiet neighborhood. $110,000. Call 259-8595 or 904-612-5279. 12/19tfc 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 FOR RENT 3 BR, 1 BA house in Macclenny. $850/ month plus $700 deposit. 904-238-1908. 12/19-1/2p 2 BR, 1 BA mobile home in Deerwood Circle. 904-759-2913. 12/19c 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. 12/5tfc 2 BR, 2 BA mobile home in Glen. $600/ month plus $600 deposit. 904-228-3032. 12/12-26p 2 BR, 1 BA. CH/A, washer/dryer hook-up, garbage, water, sewage, lawn care included. $450/month plus $450 deposit, 1st months rent pro-rated. 912-843-8165 or 904-219-2690. 12/12tfc 2 BR, 1 BA apartment in Baldwin, $275 bi-weekly, $600 deposit or 2 BR, 1 BA mobile home, $450/month plus $450 deposit. Located off Yellow Water Road & Beaver Street. Call 904-783-6683 before 6 pm. 12/12-19p 3 BR, 2 BA DW mobile home on private property. $775/month plus $500 deposit. Service animals only. Call Bruce 904-8383130. 12/12-19p 4 BR, 2 BA brick-faced home in Sands Pointe. Fenced yard and upgrades. $1300/ month plus $500 security. Text or call 904397-8662. 12/19-26p 4 BR, 2 BA brick house with fenced in yard. 7446 Pine Acres Court, Glen. 1st, last and $900 deposit required to move in. ($2700). $110,000 for sale. Call 259-8595 or 904-612-5279. 12/19tfc Clean 3 BR, 2 BA mobile home with nice yard in Woodlawn area. 8695 Hillcrest Drive. $800/month plus $800 deposit. Call 904-813-1580 or 259-2255. 12/12tfc 2 BR, 1 BA house in Macclenny. $700/ month plus rst and last month needed to move in. Please call James at 904-3970410. 12/12-1/2/14p 3 BR, 2 BA mobile home on 1 acre. 5558 Scrub Oak Lane, Turkey Creek I. Living room, den, back porch. $750/month, plus $500 deposit. 259-3519 or 904-6356590. 12/19p 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 4 BR, 2 BA mobile home on nice lot. Ser vice animals only. $850/month plus $900 deposit. 904-275-2212. 12/12-19p 2 BR, 2 BA $650/month plus $500 deposit. 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 2 BR, 1 BA in Taylor. $450/month, 1st, last and $300 deposit. 259-7335. 9/5tfc 2 BR, 2 BA on Boggie Street. CH/A. $550/ month, 1st, last and $300 deposit. 2597335. 9/5tfc COMMERCIAL FR For Lease1500 SF retail/office space at 541 S. 6th Street, Macclenny. $1300/ month.Call Jack at 904-616-9432. 9/26tfc MOBILE HOMES Like new 3 BR doublewide. New metal roof; great home. $29,900 set-up with AC. 259-4663. 12/19-1/9c Used singlewide, good condition. $9900 set-up and delivered. waynefriermacclenny.com. 259-4663. 12/19-1/9c Brand new 3 BR 16x80. $35,900 setup with new AC, steps and skirting. 3 BR 28x60 only $49,900. 259-4663. waynefriermacclenny.com. 12/19-1/9c FORECLOSURE. Remodeled 3 BR on 2 acres, small fish pond, new AC and appliances. $59,900. 259-4663. waynefrier macclenny.com. 12/19-1/9c FOR SALE YARD SALES Thursday and Friday, 8:00 a.m.-?, 710 N. 6th Street. New and used video game systems, games for all systems, toys, miscellaneous items; even a PS4 and many household items. Saturday, 7:00 a.m.-?, 609 Joan Street, Macclenny. Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-?, 210 North Blvd E.; inside sale. Furniture, dishes, knick-knacks. 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Field Fence Aluminum Chain Link Wood Vinyl Board Gate Openers And all fence repair 904-437-6828 Bobby DugardLicensed and Insured12/19-26pDROPTINE TAXIDERMYState Award Winning Taxidermy Hydro-dip Available 904-408-1379 904-612-650912/5-26cTREE AND STUMP REMOVALCall Danny 904-222-5054Firewood Available12/5-26p FILL DIRTCulverts installed Tim Johnson259-2536 904-838-28185/11tfc SIGNS & DESIGNS BY ELLEN Magnetics Window & Vehicle Graphics & Lettering T-shirt Applications BEST PRICES IN THE COUNTY 259-6135 9/5-12/26pBAKER PUMP SERVICE2 & 4 Wells Drilled & Pump Repairs Pool & Irrigation Pumps On Site repairs. 30 Years Experience 904-338-4738 or 904-259-856512/5-26pPEACOCK PAINTING, INC.Professional painting Interior Exterior Pressure washing Residential Commercial Parking lot line striping Fully insured & Locally owned 25 years experience259-58772/10tfcTRENCHING & LIGHT BACKHOE WORK Call 904-259-4580Licensed and insuredCFC056961 12/5-26pFULL LINE OF WEDDING INVITATIONS & ACCESSORIESShower and anniversary invitations The Ofce Mart 110 South 5th Street259-37374/28tfcDONT Trash It, Sell It.Why send that sofa to the dump? Find a new home for it through the THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS COPIESBlack & white/Full colorT O M110 South Fifth St. Cindy Jo Oglesby Fl. Lic. R.E. Broker Cell 904.226.7161 Thinking of buying a new home? Did you know that our services are FREE to Buyers? Give us a call today to get started. 904-259-9333www.southeastrealtygroup.com Homes | Land | Farms | Mobile Homes | Rentals Investments | Short Sales | Foreclosures 260 W. Macclenny Ave., Macclenny (Next to NAPA Auto Parts) 904-259-9333 JON SHUMAKESPORT S EDITOR firstname.lastname@example.orgThe BCHS Wildcat wrestling team narrowly lost a competitive match 30-24 when it hosted Ed White on December 10 in a meet that came down to the final match. Several Baker County wrestlers had dominant showings during the meet and were able to pin their opponents in the first round. Cody Miller at 113, Hayden Gaines at 152 and Sean Mulkey at 182 were able to do so. At 220, James Carter also won in the first round by injury default. The first-round victories werent enough as the Commanders were able to squeak out just enough victories to escape with the overall win. There were also several exhibition matches held before the official meet. Miller won by pinfall in the first round of his exhibition match at 113. Tristen Barton also emerged victorious with a first-round pin at 170. In the 135 weight class, Ian Fish pulled out the victory with a pin in the third round. The Wildcats wont return to the mat until January 9 when they travel to battle Episcopal. PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON Jacob Carter (right) upends his opponent. PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON The Wildcats Cody Miller (top). PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON The Cats Jenna Reeves (left).Cats are edged out by White FREE book by doctor reveals what the drug companies don't want you to know! Your sex life and erection can now surviveDIABETES OR PROSTATE CANCER? 800-777-1922 rfntb rf ntand soreness nb naches THG-12902 Send us letters and make sure they are SIGNED with a phone number.
ursday, December 19, 2013 T B C P Page 17 Page16DECEMBER 19, 2013 F LRO B ER T GER A R D Contact the Baker County Family YMCA for more in formation or to register for these upcoming programs!H.I.I.T. starting soon!January 7 March 27$30 includes 3 weight assessments and nutrition elements.Spring SoccerRegistration starts January 10th. Season starts March 7.www.FirstCoastYMCA.org 259.089898 W. Lowder St., MacclennyMembership not required to participate Upcoming events at the Baker County Family YMCA JON SHUMAKESPORT S EDITOR email@example.comAfter starting the season with a sixgame winning streak, the BCHS Wildcats dropped two out of the last three to fall to 7-2 on the season, but have a 1-0 mark in district play. The team took its second loss of the season falling 45-38 visiting the Forrest Rebels on December 16. The Wildcats led by one at halftime, but Forrest took control of the game in the third quarter and added to its lead in the fourth. The teams normally high-scoring offense was held in check by the Rebels as Brian Walton had a team-high 12 points. Charles Ruise Jr. was second on the team with 10. It just wasnt our best night of offensive production, said head coach Charles Ruise. We just had a poor free throw shooting night. The loss came two days after the Cats rebounded from their first loss of the season as they cruised to an easy 71-49 home win over the Stanton Blue Devils on December 14 to put their first notch in the win column in district play. The Wildcats never trailed during the game and maintained a steady lead after breaking a 19-19 tie midway through the second quarter. Jesse Gardner scored eight of his 14 points that night in the third quarter, including draining two three pointers, to help the Cats go on a 16-6 run to extend their lead. Gardner also connected with Ruise Jr. on a beautiful alley-oop during the run to help the play maker score two of his teamhigh 16 points. The victory over Stanton was muchneeded as it started the Wildcats off on the right foot in district play and helped them recover from their first loss of the season when they fell 54-42 at Trinity Christian on December 10. The Conquerors took the lead in the first quarter and their defense never allowed the Cats to close the gap. They did a good job defensively, coach Ruise said. They held our key guys well be low their scoring averages. Ruise Jr. led the team with 18 points, while Walton reached double-digits with 11. Now, the team turns its attention to the Florida First Coast Classic Tournament held at BCHS beginning on December 26. The Wildcats open their tournament schedule against the Eagles View Warriors on the first night, and then move on to play the winner of the game between Lee and Crescent City. Coach Ruise said the squad will use the break before the tournament to reevaluate itself offensively heading into the second half of the season. Weve some how gotten away from aggressively attacking on offense and were going to try to utilize that, he said. Thats going to keep us alive in the district tournament and in the second half of the season in district play. PHOTOS BY JUD JOHNSON Above, CeCe Jeerson dunks during the teams rst district game, a vic tory against Stanton on December 14. At left Bryce Wallace breaks up a shot. At top right is Brandon Lewis after putting up shot, and at bottom right Charles Ruise Jr. going up for a lay up. PHOTOS BY JUD JOHNSON Above (l-r) Lindsay Love, Aaliyah Ruise and Kiala Pigott crowd a Bradford player. At left is Delicia Washington leaps for a steal. Below (l-r) are Pigott and Washington on oense.Cats take rst losses JON SHUMAKESPORT S EDITOR firstname.lastname@example.orgThe BCHS Lady Wildcats couldnt capitalize on their thrilling lastminute win over Episcopal as the team has struggled through a threegame losing streak to fall to 5-6 on the season. Delicia Washingtons 38 points werent enough for the Lady Cats to avoid their third straight loss when they were blown out 82-52 by the visiting squad from University Christian on December 16. Giveaways and allowing transition baskets plagued the Lady Wildafter two periods. University Christian took control of the game in the third quarter and quickly extended its lead with the help of an 18-3 run during the quarter. They didnt slow down in the fourth quarter and stretched that lead to as much as 33. The lopsided loss came just three days after the Lady Cats were involved in another back-and-forth game against Bradford County that came down to the last minute. This time they were on the wrong side of The Lady Cats held onto a two-point lead when Washington, who kept the team in the game with 30 points, fouled out with 1:39 remaining. The Tornadoes out scored BCHS 8-2 in Washingtons absence, inBradford connected on two free throws to pull within one with 1:07 left in the game. They then stole the ball off the in-bound pass and made the go-ahead basket while getting fouled in the process. The Bradford player drained the free throw for a 50-48 lead with 1:03 remaining. The Tornadoes added another bucket in the closing minute to make it a two-possession ballgame and dash Baker Countys hopes of a comeback. The Lady Cats losing streak began with a 67-53 road loss at West Nassau on December 12. Washington once again had an offensive explosion with 36 points, while Kiala Pigott added 13 points of her own. The girls traveled to Terry Parker on December 17. See next weeks edition for coverage. The team will host Yulee on December 19 in the FSU now has its third Heisman Trophy winner. Jameis Winston became the youngest winner of the trophy in its history and only the second red-shirt freshman winner. Johnny Man ziel won the award as a red-shirt freshman last season and was one of the six finalists this year. Though Winston isnt as dynamic a player as Johnny Football, he does seem to have some thing that all Heisman winners appear to possess ice water in his veins. Winston demonstrated that throughout the season as he came up against adversity and persevered. He destroyed then 4th ranked Clemson and crushed Duke in the ACC final and came back from a two-touchdown deficit to beat Boston College. He seems able to focus despite all the distractions that swirl around him. It doesnt hurt that he happens to have one of the top defenses in the college game serving him up the ball. The truth is that he may be the second most talented player on the Seminole team. Defensive back Lamarcus Joyner is probably an even more gifted athlete than Winston. There was a lot of speculation that he wouldnt get the Heisman nod because of an alleged sexual assault from a year ago. Winston hadnt been questioned or charged by the Tallahassee police and a Leon County prosecutor declined to bring any charges because of lack of evidence. It does cast a shadow on Winston and will follow him throughout his career. But he seems to be able to compartmentalize. Once the whistle blows the off-thefield troubles disappear and he just plays football. Nowadays, with instant me dia, we have a hard time idealizing our sports heroes. We discover early on that they have feet of clay. I imagine that if todays social media scrutiny existed 50 years ago that the glare of the bright lights might have cast some shadows on the Steve Spur riers, Archie Griffins, Earl Camp bells and Marcus Allens. I dont know enough to judge Winston so I will keep my mouth shut and try to concentrate on what I see on the field. And that is a player who performs far be yond his 19 years. DONT Trash It, Sell It. Why send that computer packing? 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