The Baker County press

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The Baker County press
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Baker County press (Macclenny, Fla. 1929)
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Tate Powell
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Macclenny Fla
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Began Apr. 12, 1929.
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COVERING BAKER COUNTY SIN CE 1929The countys most professional and extensive source for news, classied, display and real estate listings JOEL ADDINGTON N EWS EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comIt was up to lady luck Monday night whether a substitute teacher or an electrical contracthe Macclenny City Commission. After two anonymous tievotes in which two sitting commissioners voted for Alex Robinson of P&R Electric and two voted for Cecil Horne Jr., city attorney Frank Maloney flipped a coin to determine who would replace the late Tommy Johns on the pan el. The coin read tails when it landed on the floor, the side assigned to Mr. Horne, who started teaching in August. I dont think the City of Macclenny can lose with who we get tonight, Commissioner Vernon Bennett said before the voting. Theyre both God fearing men, which is the most important thing to me. Mr. Horne, 51, a former landscaper and ice machine technician and a graduate from Baker County High School, said he didnt want to select heads he wanted to leave the matter in Gods hands. So Mayor Gary Dopson made the call instead. Mr. Horne thanked the commissioners for putting their trust in him and added, Ill do my best for the people of Macclenny. He was one of four applicants for the position, but two of them, Kirk Gravelle and Naomi Roberson, withdrew their names before the meeting. City Manager Phil Rhoden explained that Mr. Gravelle, the chairman of the Republican JOEL ADDINGTON N EWS EDITOR The sign in front of city hall this year shouldve read Under New Management. But maybe it didnt need to because all the other signs were there. Former city manager Gerald Dopson, the citys top administrator for four decades, kicked off 2013 by announcing his retirement and recommending sitting city commissioner Phil Rhoden to replace him. The move by Mr. Dopson, 71, came a few months before six-term city commissioner Dr. Richard Johnson decided not to seek re-election in Sep tember triggering an election where three newcomers to pubClergyman and sheriffs de partment employee Sam Kitching defeated Macclenny real estate broker Dennis Collins and the chairman of the Re public Party of Baker County, JOEL ADDINGTON N EWS EDITOR Grabbing more head lines than perhaps any other new stories in 2013 was the plan by an international con struction firm to mine sand from hundreds of acres in the southern county. Oldcastle Southern Group, the Tampa-based subsidiary to a conglomerate headquartered in Ireland, first approached the county back in 2012 about its proposal to pump about 2 million gallons of water per day from the Floridan Aquifer for use in mining with a hydraulic dredge. The project could last up to 50 years, but the water would only be needed for But it wasnt until last summer that the county commisdeciding 4-1 against granting a special exception to permit mining on the agriculturallyzoned tract east of SR 228 a few miles south of the interstate. The vote, with county commissioner Adam Giddens as the sole dissenter, came after a marathon public hearing that closed after 1:30 in the morning in July. In the months prior to the vote, Oldcastles proposal was shifting and a public relations campaign was in full-swing. The company struck a deal bakercountypress.comVisit our website and vote each week in our online poll.Coaching shake up tops 2013 sporting newsSee page 102013 TOP STORIESONLINE POLL RESULTSHow was your 2013?44% OK 44% Glad its over6% Best yet6% Worst yet 2013SNAPS PHOTO ABOVE BY JOEL ADDINGTON AND BELOW BY JUD JOHNSON Above, Kristen Hilliard of Sanderson explains to a deputy she didnt believe she hit Wanda Dopson (laying at right) with her truck April 15. Below, friends, family and well wishers of vehicle accident victim Corey Craig (center) pray upon his return from rehab at an Atlanta hospital in early April. He was hurt in a December, 2012 single-truck crash that also took the life of Jordan Sommise. The driver in the wreck, Austin Kight, was charged with vehicular homicide in August. Below, a county reghter rescues Christmas presents from a mobile home re earlier this month. At left, Duck Dynasty star John Godwin delivers a talk at the fairgrounds. At top, city utility workers x a blown pipe on S. 6th St. Below that, the late Tommy Johns is presented a jersey.JOEL ADDINGTON | N EWS E DITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comWith unemployment dropping to its pre-Great Recession level and the real estate market picking up steam, 2013 was a year for recovery from the economic woes of the past four years. ic Opportunity show Baker Countys unemployment rate at 5.6 percent in November and October, the same rate logged as the annual average for 2008 and sunnier than a year ago when it stood at 6.8 percent. This year also saw marked increases in the pace and price of land sales. Compared to 2012, property records show the number of sales or land transfers this year jumped 16.8 percent to 771 and the total value of sales rose a whopping 61.5 percent to $49.6 million versus $30.7 million last year. Prior to the recession, in 2008, there were none. Commercial construction projects began popping up along with news about others coming down the pike. The newest big box retailer to Baker County Tractor Supply PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON The Oldcastle sand mining hearing in July.1S ee page 22 3S ee page 4 S ee page 2Local economy on the upswingOldcastle ght is far from over Cecil HorneS ee page 8

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Letters are welcome, but must contain the signature of the writer, a telephone number and city of residence. Letters must reect opinions and statements on issues of current interest to the general public. T he 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 PPage3J A NU A RY 2, 2014 Page 2 T B C P ursday, January 2, 2014Two things happen at New Years. We either approach it re solving to change our lives in positive ways (quit smoking, quit nagging, lose weight, be nicer to our families and coworkers) things like that. Or, we dwell on things we just dont want to see anymore. Lets go for the latter, shall we? Has anyone noticed that the more society sinks into the swampy muck of political correctness, the greater the need for an apology? The former begets the latter. How easy these days it is to deeply offend someone else. And thats because the more politically correct we become, the more thin-skinned we become. For my money, the pointless apology of the year came from the mouth of Paula Deen, Savannahs maven of Southern Fried. Last summer the transcript of a sworn deposition be came public, during which Ms. Deen, 66, admitted, among other things, that she sometimes used the dreaded nword while growing up in the Deep South. Really? She did? That came as no surprise to people of all races who grew up in the South. Who it surprised was the media elite. Well, actually, it probably didnt surprise the elites, either. But it was a great opportunity to tear down a redneck Martha Stewart. And tear her down they did. But what Id like to see less of in 2014 is how Ms. Deen responded. That would be the cringeworthy and tearful apology on one of those Manhattanbased network morning shows. I can think of a half-dozen more dignified ways to respond complete with the requisite recognition that the word is something we dont say anymore, but I felt it more compelling to actually tell the truth under oath than make up a line of crap no one would believe anyway. Or, Oh honey, lying under oath is somethin us Southern gals just dont do nevah! Southern boys in the White House, now thats a different kettle of fried fish. Or words to that effect. Man hattan wouldnt have been satisfied, but so what? Some comments, of course, can go over the top and be truly offensive to accepted sensibilities. We are, at least for the present, still a polite society. Apologies in such cases are called for to maintain public decorum. But lets cool it in 2014, and not sit around waiting to pounce on the first person or organization when they happen to mutter something that, taken in context, isnt all that offensive. Thicker skins, thats what we need, though difficult for the politically correct. Ill be happy to welcome in the New Year; 2013 has been a challenge to say the least. I noticed something this year. I dont know whether social media is making people stupider, or its just allowing us to revel in the stupidity of already dumb people that we didnt get to know before Face book and Twitter. Social media gives people the opportunity to comment on things without giving them any thought whatsoever. Thats a bad thing no matter how you look at it. Take the recent Duck Dynasty fiasco as a prime exam ple. No matter which side of the fence you happened to be standing, the general knee jerk reactions from well knee jerks on both sides just made me shake my head. It was as if, instead of thinking through the issues involved and mak ing an informed decision, folks just fired from the hip. But then again that seems to be what social media is all about. Heres a few more comments folks probably should have thought about more carefully. Someone asked the question on Twitter how it was that people found their way around on roads before MapQuest and Google Maps. You mean we always havent had those? Didnt Columbus program the coordinates to the New World into his GPS? Another intriguing question from Twitter. Did the emergency number 911 come about after 9/11? Someone on FB posted that they had a new phone num ber and wanted friends to text them and they would send the new number. Think about it. Another Twitter twit wanted to know how far it was from Miami to Florida? A girlfriend told her friends on FB that her boyfriend sprayed his co lon on her so that she could smell him when she wasnt there. Im just hoping she was a bad speller. Someone asked what the abbreviation brb meant on Twitter. A friend answered be right back. To which he replied, Okay, Ill check with you later. An Internet philosopher tweeted, There is no I in hap pyness. He got the response, There is if you spell it right. A girl tweeted her friend. My mechanic wanted to charge me for rotating my tires. I told him I may be blonde, but Im not that blonde. They rotate every time I drive. Okay, maybe you are that blonde. History will get you every time. OMG, I just found out the Titanic actually happened and isnt just a movie. Im am totally blown away. I wonder if the same girl wrote this one. Did the Hunger Games really happen? Why yes, and the prize was a trip to Willy Wonkas Chocolate Factory. Heres a budding Twitter mathematician. If the world isnt 2,013 years old then why is it 2013? Its a mystery to me. My niece Savannah is having twins. I hope for her sake that this question from the Twitterverse isnt yes. It takes nine months to have a baby. Is it 18 months for twins? The awful thought here is that none of these social media questions were made up. I am not the smartest fella in the hemisphere, but I hope that over the years I havent put anything down on paper quite that lame. Of course, a new year is ahead of me. Happy New Year everyone. P.S. Last week I wrote about the 20th Annual Gingerbread Contest at our house and got a lot of response on it. People suggested we hold it at the Ag Center and charge admission with proceeds going to charity. I doubt anyone would come see it, but there was plenty of drama and smack talking dur ing the run-up to the champi onship. As in all good competitions there was plenty of controver sy. The Facebook community voted Cheryl Hart and Kathy Crews the winner with their all-white Winter Wonderland display, but we had the Dick Johnson family visit at the last minute with a dozen extended family members from as far away as Virginia and they gave the Prestigious Gingie Award to Ashton Norman and Cayse Thrifts Christmas Down on the Farm (see photo). Dylan and Spencer went out of the box with Sandy Claus, the Sphinx and pyramids made out of Rice Krispy treats and Sara Beth and Myrrhanda Jones had a Once Upon a Time gingerbread castle. It was a lot of fun. LETTER TO THE EDITOR IMPRESS I ONSJim McG auley MY SIDE OFTHE MATTER JOEL ADDINGTON N EWS EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comHead Wildcat football coach Ryan Sulkowskis dinner at Whiteys Fish Camp in Fleming Island last February and the deception and fallout that followed was likely the most talked about saga of 2013 for several reasons. First there was partying on the taxpayers dime. Mr. Sulkowski and two fellow coaches at the high school, Adam Brunner and Matt Mueller, left a weight lifting meet early for dinner at the restaurant, which included alcoholic drinks. Mr. Sulkowski then paid the tab with school district issued credit card. Once that revelation became public in late March, Mr. Sulkowski defended himself by saying he asked the waitress to separate the drinks from the rest of the bill so they could be paid for with personal funds, but that she neglected to do so. He said he immediately brought this oversight to the attention of the schools bookkeeper. Then there was the failed attempt to cov er-up Mr. Sulkowskis imbibing and the fabricated story that the head coach essentially turned himself in. After an internal investigation by school Sherrie Raulerson suspended Mr. Sulkowski for 10 days without pay and made him reimburse the district for the dinner as well as other unauthorized purchases in Macclenny at a gas station and grocery store during the same February time frame. claim that he brought the Whiteys purchase to the schools attention. Documents obtained by The Press in September, namely an e-mail from the bookkeeper to Mr. Sulkowski asking about the restaurant charge on the credit card statement and requesting receipts, show the claim was fabricated. The records also demonstrated that Mr. Sulkowski and the other coaches lied to their superiors about who was drinking and who was driving the district-owned vehicle they were using back to Baker County after the dinner. rant that Mr. Sulkowski drank several bourbons that evening, though head coach drove to and from the eatery without drinking any alcohol. After being told that Whiteys has security cameras, the trio recanted their story, saying Mr. Brunner was in fact the designated driver. The school district has since revised its credit card policy, requiring tighter documentation and deadlines when the cards are used. However, Mrs. Raulerson said the revisions and the revelations about Mr. Sulkowskis unauthorized purchases were not related. At years end, the fourth-year coach bade farewell to Baker County and took a job in central Tennessee. Weeks earlier he had been urged 4Coach: 2013: BCCS: JOEL ADDINGTON N EWS EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comThe abrupt closing of the now defunct Baker Community Counseling Services was notable not only because of the allegations about misman agement that surrounded the organizations director and the roughly half-a-million dollars in state funding that changed hands. It also made the list of top headlines for 2013 because it points to rectors, which included Sheriff Joey Dobson, Property Appraiser Tim Sweat and others in prominent government positions here. When Baker Community Counseling Services, or BCCS, laid off its staff and shuttered two weeks ahead of schedule following a decision by the board on April 17, board members were very reluctant to discuss in de tail why they made the call. One even said they were sworn to secrecy. Still, former employees believe that allegations leveled against Mr. Thomas, which included embezzling money and sexual harassment, which were brought to the boards attention just prior to the closing, caused the early shutdown. Mr. Thomas denies any wrongdoing. BCCS board members, however, have also refused to provide The Press & Lyons of Macclenny. The newspaper contends the documents are public because BCCS was performing a government function with taxpayer money. Case law supports that contention, according to The Press legal counsel. BCCS supplied court-order drug and alcohol abuse counseling, anger management classes and the like for more than a decade here. It was, in part, a casualty of the states move to outsource the contract oversight role of the Florida Department of Children and Families, which supplies funding for community mental health and substance abuse programs. Rather than oversee dozens of contracts and providers statewide, DCF hired a handful of outside agencies to manage local service providers across large regions of the state. Here that job went to Tampa-based Lutheran Services, who in turn competitively bid service contracts here and in other counties within its 23-county region. BCCS lost its contract in the process to River Region Human Service of Jacksonville in the spring.5 Prepared fresh when you orderFamily Owned & Operated www.LoveThatSeafood.com1152 S. 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Timber company Plum Creek is eyeing an industrial property in Sanderson for future development and Macclenny businessman Mark Broughton is developing a zip line park near the interstate and US 90 in Sanderson. An out parcel adjacent to the Walmart Supercenter was annexed into the City of Macclenny as well as property on South 6th Street may become the site of another retail location similar to other dollar stores in the county. Construction on that parcel is slated to start this year. The Baker County Commission just this month approved a new subdivision near Shoals Park of 10 1-acre lots and three 10acre lots, showing landowners, at least, ex pect there to be demand for new conventional homes. A multi-family low-income housing development also recently surfaced when the Macclenny City Commission waived a $2500 fee for the proposed project, which is located be hind the new bank building and Macclenny Nursing and Rehab. In addition, downtown Macclenny busisidewalk sale that drew much desired foot This year the Chamber of Commerce also initiative to grow investment and jobs in Baker County. Those involved in that effort say their plan could bring more than 1000 new high-wage jobs paying some $53.8 million in wages and generating $4.7 million in state and local tax revenue. Local governments namely the city, county and Town Glen of St. Mary are still new growth and accompanying tax revenue. As such, both the city and county commissions kept their respective budgets for the sentially level with the previous years spending. Tax rates remained essentially the same as well, though the school board reduced its rate by 4.6 percent. From page 1 2013: in June with the City of Macclenny to accept some 800,000 gallons per day in treated wastewater from the citys plant, plus pay for installing the pipes to get the water to the 400-plus acre project site. The companys consultant, Elizabeth Revell, said the reduced water volume would slow down the pace of mining operations and get the socalled grey water out of Turkey Creek, where it is currently discharged. City Manager Phil Rhoden said the Florida Department of Environmental Protection permits the discharge today, but encourages utilities to start preparing for alternate disposal methods in the long-term. The move helped with Oldcastles effort to brand itself as a friend to the environment, since the top compliant from a local opposition group, known as the Baker County Conservation Alliance, was the potential for harmful impacts from sucking so much water out of the aquifer. the treated wastewater, members of the group still questioned whether the water source would change in the future. Nonetheless, with permits in hand from state and regional environmental regulators and plenty of outreach to community groups like the Womens Club and others behind it, Oldcastle appeared to have its bases covered. Then came the highly-anticipated vote, which occurred at the courthouse because the county commission chamber was not large enough to accommodate the large crowd expected to attend. Crofts assessment of the project, essentially that it was not in the best interest of Baker County and its residents. After obtaining the countys public records related to the mining was willing to proceed with expensive litigation in order to gain apPrior to mediation, the companys counsel argued that commission ers did not base their decision on reasonable evidence presented at the public hearing, and if they had, the outcome would have been more favorable to Oldcastle. Mediation hearings, which were closed to the public, took place durther the county nor Oldcastle coming to a mutually agreeable solution. Both sides await a non-binding recommendation from a special magistrate appointed to oversee the mediation process. Its expected early in 2014. Once the mediation process is complete, the records become public, according to county attorney Rich Kommando. Also still pending are environmental permit approvals for another sand mining project northeast of the Walmart Distribution Center and proposed by the Lake Wales, FL based company E.R. Jahna Industries. their future plans, but they may be waiting for the county to resolve its dispute with Oldcastle before deciding how to proceed. lawsuit against the county. Defending such a suit could be very expensive, county commissioners recently acknowledged. The skys the limit, said Mr. Giddens at the boards meeting on December 3. I want to caution the board, he said. Im worried that were going to end up spending a pile of money. It worries me. From page 1Lets see less of the apologists Dear Editor: As a resident of Baker County for the past 21 years, as well as previously in the 70s, I have long been a proponent of this county remaining rural. There are many in this community that believe we need to look outside our county for help in providing for our countys needs. While the need to provide employment opportunities for our citizens is of major importance, this can be accomplished thru a concerted effort by both county and city governments fostering growth from its many talented citizens within this county. There are several Baker County citizens presently owning and operating businesses outside our county. Their business taxes and employees are all going to those outside counties. The citizens of Baker County are its greatest resource, one that is continuously squandered. The county can foster growth quite simply by offering all city and county erated by Baker County residents. Of course growth will be slow, but as businesses grow with these county and city contracts they will also expand to other contracts outside our county and begin to businesses will foster other businesses and the tax base will begin to grow. There are several other opportunities that are squandered continuously that are available to us right now. mous opportunity to bring visitors, and their money, to the county on a regular basis. The fairgrounds board should set a goal for an event every month at the fairgrounds and long term, every weekend. There are many, many clubs, associations, church functions, school functions, music/concerts, as well as riding events that could be targeted thru advertisement to keep this venue busy and become a revenue source for the county. It is wholly under utilized at this time. bring in visitors on a regular basis. By simply advertising this park with its hiking trails, river access, horseback trails and 4-wheeler trails attendance would increase. There are many that would utilize this location from outside our county if advertised properly, thereby bringing their monies here to support local businesses during their outings. A small entrance fee would help to maintain the facility. Another avenue of revenue are campsites to generate more opportunities to bring in outside visitors during activities such as the Olustee Battle Reenactment, Pioneer Days and other events throughout the county. ty squandered each year. While a great majority of Baker County citizens turn out for the event during the day and evening, opportunity is lost when advertising is not done to outside counties, via inter net, newspapers, radio and TV. Outside visitors that come to Baker County will spend money both at the event and at the businesses near the interstate and along the major thoroughfares. Coordinating with businesses such as Rudolphs Christmas Tree farm, Franklin Mercantile, the Glen Nursery, the Heri tage Park, events etc. is a way to bring in visitors to the county as well. day to Lake City or Jacksonville daily for college classes, the county should form a partnership with these colleges for offsite education classes right tunities will be opened up with the colleges offering more and more outside classes. As a biomedical engineer I have worked for the past 30 years resolving problems with medical equipment and medical water systems. I have read numerous times of the perceived problem the City of Macclenny has with the recycled water that it is dumping into Turkey Creek. All of the articles some place to dump this water, wanting to spray on While all of the city leaders look at it as a problem, i.e. the glass is only half full, I see it as a potential resource that can be reused. While a glass full of this man consumption, it is still water. All that is needed is to clean it and it can then be reused and sold back to the residents. It is still a valuable resource, and yes cleaning it to a point that makes it potable is able with this constant source of water. Supposedly over 800,000 gallons of this water is generated daily by the city. The potential of this is enormous, as with a little ingenuity and funding this water can be utilized to generate more than enough electricity to clean the water and run the entire waste treatment facility. Make Baker County a place that is set grows from within, but still retains its own unique and special identity. Terry Moshier Glen St. Mary Fla. Got comments, complaints, suggestions, story ideasAs simple as an e-mailIf you have any information you think we need to know, send it to: editor@bakercountypress.com THE BAKER COUN T Y PRESS 104 South 5th St. 904-259-2400 www.bakercountypress.com ADVERTISING DEADLINE Monday at 5:00 pm

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ursday, January 2, 2014 T B C P Page 5 Page 4 T B C P ursday, January 2, 2014 JOEL ADDINGTON N EWS EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress. comThe county jail, which of course doubles as a holding tank for illegal immigrants who run afoul of the law, had a bumpy year with Congress at a budgetary stalemate for most of 2013. The lack of grand bargain on federal spending triggered across-the-board budget cuts in the spring that reduced spending on federal agencies, including the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, a division of the cabinet level Department of Homeland Security. In the months following the so-called sequestration cuts, the number of immigration detain ees being housed at the facility dropped significantly, causing owns the 500-plus bed jail, the Baker Correctional Development Corporation, to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue. The average daily population of ICE prisoners hit its lowest July at 152 inmates. Overall, the average population, including local year that ended September 30, below the roughly 400 pristo stay current on the $45 million it bonded to build the facility, which opened in 2009. The project was billed by Sheriff Joey Dobson and others as one that could be a source of revenue for the county budget. In fact, the opposite has happened. The countys bill for housing its inmates at the new facility has grown to about $4 million with the roughly $85 per inmate per day rate. Thats almost twice the rate at the old, shop-worn jail the former facility has since been partially rehabilitated as a holding facility for defendants awaiting court hearings at the county courthouse. BCDC has extended a small discount to the county for paying up front for housing local inmates, but the county commission also agreed to pay a big bill about $114,000 for medical care of local inmates. Do I want to pay it? No. Do I think we should pay it, yes, and I hate it, said Commissioner Gordon Crews in August. Nonetheless, the county has a new sheriffs administration fa cility adjoining the county jail, a complex that the county will inherit once the bonds are paid off during the coming two decades. And should BCDC fail to meet its debt obligations, the county is to a recent opinion from the new county attorney, Rich Kommando, who replaced Terry Brown when he resigned from the post last summer due to medical problems. County commissioners feared that language in an agreement with BCDC calling for the county to make its best efforts to ensure the bond money is repaid with interest, should BCDC go into de fault, could put the county on the hook to make investors whole. Mr. Kommando said last November that after reviewing all the bond documents related to the detention center project, they in no way impose liability on the county even if the payment of those bonds is defaulted on. In other notable news from the year: chief in Steven Marfongella in late June. Mr. Marfongella reRichard Dolan, who retired this year. this year on two new bridges at Greens Creek on CR 229 and Ce dar Creek on CR 127. Both were damaged during 2012s Tropical Storm Debby. ber Jesse Davis resigned his post late this summer after taking a new job in the Atlanta area. The seat, though three people have applied Naomi Roberson, Chuck Brannan and Leonard Davis. youth in the north county, Camp Tracey, shut its doors in October after more than three decades of operation. proposal to place a battlefield State Park sparked an uproar this fall from the Sons of Confederate Veterans and United Daughters of the Confederacy, who argue the area is hollowed ground and should not be altered. The proposed monument remains under and Baker County Middle School saw one-letter-grade drops in their respective school grades this year. Keller moved from a C-school to a D-school while the middle school lost the A-rating its had for six straight years. The high school maintained its B-grade from last year. trict were named in February. They were eighth grade science teacher Jennifer Richardson, who was named the districtwide teacher of the year, Macclenny Elementarys Jennifer Mitchell, the high schools Leigh Ann Hays, Westside Elementarys Scott Wendel and the PreKKindergarten Centers Daphne Hand. 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 We can help with:Electrical repairs & upgrades Preventative a/c system maintenance for best e ciency Improved air quality for allergy su erers Controlling your a/c system from your laptop or smartphoneWe o er the most up-to-date accessories to add to your existing system to improve e ciency and air quality. 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Macclenny Ave. | Macclenny, Florida 32063 904-259-1450 | harringtoninsurance@yahoo.com Home, Auto, Business & Recreational Vehicles Kirk Gravelle, with 51.55 percent of the 677 votes cast. The margin was enough to avoid a run-off election with the second place candidate, Mr. Gravelle. City commissioners appointed Macclenny resident and teacher Mark Bryant, who served on the citys Zoning Adjustment Board seat on the panel in May. He did not draw an opponent in the September election, nor did 14-year commissioner Tom my Johns, who died at age 75 in November following a stroke that placed him in a nursing home. City commissioners decided this week to appoint Cecil Horne Jr. to serve for the remainder of Mr. Johns term (see related story). There were other big changes in city government this year as well, including a revitalization effort and new manager for Heritage Park. Michele Hodges took the reins and began planning a series of special events at the park beginning with one modeled after the popular PBS series Antiques Road Show in May. Though most of the events, including holiday-themed activities before Halloween and Christmas, required attendees pay a small entry fee, doing so has also opened up a funding stream for park maintenance and improvements. In her report to the commission in November, Ms. Hodges noted that special events had already raised more than the citys $5000 budget for maintenance and security at the park. That, of course, pleased city commissioners, since the park cost the city money in years past. Im so happy we have a plan now so that maybe itll take care of itself, said Commissioner Vernon Bennett. spent much of 2013 attempting erty from timber giant Rayonier from the citys wastewater treatment plant. man to buy about 100 acres on behalf of the municipality in 2012, but once Rayonier discovered the land would then be resold to the city for sludge disposal, the deal went south. The parties came back to the bargaining table this year to avoid litigation in the matter. The city closed on the property off Steel Bridge Rd. in Nov. for $340,350. Mr. Rhoden said the money came from the citys sewer development fund. From page 1Macclenny: PHOTO BY JIM MCGAULEY Eight die on county roads in 2013Eight people, including four in one accident, died on Baker County roads during 2013, two more than in the previous year. The most costly accident in terms of human life (photo above) in recent years occurred the morning of Veterans Day when a 2009 Toyota crossed the center line of US 90 just east of Baker Correctional in the west county and collided with an east bound 2004 Ford SUV. The Ford overturned on impact and caught re, killing two Lake City women, ages 85 and 68. The driver, 55, was pulled from the wreckage by Deputy Daryl Mobley and survived. Both occupants of the Toyota, the 31-yearold male driver and a 31-year-old female passenger, died on impact. Two more Lake City residents, a man and wife ages 60 and 58, died at the perilous US 90 and Interstate 10 interchange on July 5 when their westbound Ford was clipped by a UPS truck exiting the interstate from the eastbound ramp. Their 3-year-old grandson survived. A survey by the Florida Depart ment of Transportation found that 62 accidents occurred at the interchange since 2010, resulting in 21 injuries and another fatality. Pedestrian Allen Moore, 43, of Baldwin died when struck by a car while walking on Lowder St. in west Macclenny on April 5. Angel Rodriguez, 33, of Macclenny died when he lost control of his eastbound motorcycle on Interstate 10 just east of SR 228 on November 29.2013 TOP STORIESSlumping ICE count curbed jail revenue, hiked local costs The value of property taken from a north Sanderson resi dence during an evening bur glary on December 28 was placed at a minimum of $1285. Charles Ruise called police when he returned about 10:30 ens Rd. was entered through a broken front bedroom window. Mr. Ruise is the varsity basketball coach at Baker County High School. The inventory of stolen property given to Deputy Jeremiah Johnson included a television, play station, DVD players, electronic tablet, space heater, laptop, athletic shoes and an undetermined amount in coins. In other burglaries, Rodrick Brown returned to his residence on Annie Mae Paige Rd. north of Sanderson in the early morning entered through a damaged front door. Mr. Brown told Deputy Mi chael Clark he was away from the residence since about 5 pm the previous day, and it appeared items inside had been moved around and rummaged through. Nothing appeared to be missing, however. when he realized on December 26 that a chain saw was missing from a garage at his residence on Pine Ave. in Macclenny. He told Deputy Jacob Satter white a weeder was stolen from the garage about three months ago. The tools had a combined value of $285. air conditioning unit behind PRN Scrub Boutique on South 6th St. was damaged when struck by a backing vehicle. Store owner Kristen Haddock called police when she realized the unit valued at $1100 had been knocked askew. Deputy Trey McCullough said the vehicle colli sion was likely due to the nature of the damage and paint residue. Deputies arrested both a husband and wife following a physical clash in front of a residence on North Lowder in Macclenny the evening of December 23. George Church, 51, told Deputy Jeremiah Johnson that Dorothy Church, 42, tossed a beer can that struck him in the head when he turned into their driveway about 8 pm. She then began ar guing with him, and Mr. Church said he took her to the ground, held her down and vowed, Im gonna teach you a lesson. Mrs. Church told the deputy that lesson involving shoving sand and rocks into her mouth. She said they had been arguing all day and admitted to throwing the beer can but said it did not land on its target. Deputy Johnson said Mrs. Church had bruising around her mouth and sand on her back and inside her mouth. can did strike Mr. Church, and that he held her down while forcing the sand and gravel into her mouth. Both parties were booked for domestic battery. In other incidents over the Christmas holiday, an argument that escalated into violence the afternoon of December 26 re sulted in a criminal complaint for choking girlfriend Eilene Combs, 34, as they rode in her vehicle. They both have Baldwin addresses. Ms. Combs said her boyfriend refused to let her out of her Suzuki as he drove it south on 6th Street about 4:45, then traveled west on Woodlawn Road while grabbing her around the neck. She broke free at the intersection with CR 125 and went to the nearby Citgo station to hide in a bathroom until a friend arrived. Deputy Marc Heath noted bruising around her neck consistent with her version. Mr. Holcy dropped her vehicle off on Grissholm St. and left the area. a similar complaint naming exboyfriend Thermon Walker Jr., 38, of Macclenny for an attack on Tina Waltman, 31, of Glen outside Macs Liquors late on De cember 28. Mr. Walker sped off in a 2008 Ford and headed eastbound on Ohio Ave, running several stop signs as he eluded Deputy Jer foot from his mothers residence at 2nd and Ohio streets. incident, Chealsy Johnson, 20, was arrested for domestic battery on boyfriend James Rhoden Jr., 24, outside their residence on CR 229 South the morning of De cember 16. The couple admitted to Deputy John Minkel an argument started over the boyfriend neglecting to purchase cigarettes, ground during which the accused struck and scratched him. against both a mother and daughter following a physical confrontation at their Islamorada Drive address in east Macclenny the evening of December 23. They told Deputy Minkel the argument began after the mother, 42, took possession of a cell phone used by the 14-year-old daughter. tery were filed naming Tara Washington, 41, for striking Willie Graham Sr., 53, during an argument at a family Christmas party on MLK Dr. in Macclenny the evening of December 23. Mikeya Washington, 19, was named for the same offense for allegedly spitting on a 17-yearold juvenile male during the same incident. A Jacksonville woman was pulled over early on December 28 for speeding eastbound in the westbound lanes of Interstate 10 near Glen St. Mary. Cynthia Thiel, 51, insisted to Deputy Daryl M0bley after he stopped her 2002 Pontiac that she was on a two-lane road in Jacksonville after visiting a friend on the citys west side. The officer chased the suspect responding to reports of a wrongway driver by other interstate The deputy said Ms. Thiel had slurred speech and watery eyes, and admitted to drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana. however, and was arrested for reckless driving. Sgt. Ben Anderson found marijuana residue and a glass smoking pipe in the vehicles console and Ms. Thiel was charged additionally with misdemeanor possession. In other arrests, Deputy Robert Simpkins charged a 16-yearold Macclenny male with misde meanor possession of a baggie of pot found in his pants pocket the afternoon of December 27. pect, who is on probation, to question him and two acquaintances, ages 20 and 21, as they walked along US 90 downtown near South 6th about 12:45 pm. The youth said he was en route Deputy Simpkins learned the ofThe boy was released to parents. clenny was arrested early on December 28 for trespassing at Macs Liquors downtown after being warned to stay away. Deputy Jeremiah Combs responded to a call about 1 am after Mr. Belford allegedly became unruly while at an outdoor patio said he was unsteady on his feet and Mr. Belford insisted he was just coming to get a drink. ed Michael Cook, 24, of Jacksonville at an address on Adams Rd. southwest of Macclenny the afternoon of December 22. Mr. Cook was wanted in Duval County for violating probation earlier of his presence in the area. ny was already in jail for battery when he was served on December 23 with a Baker County warrant for violation of probation for Christmas Eve against a Macclenny woman caught trying to leave Walmart with a $200 electric-powered childs car. Jacqueline Hollings, 20, placed the Corvette model toy in a shopping for the store exit shortly after 5 pm, a store security worker told Deputy Daryl Mobley. The suspect admitted to shoplifting then offered to pay for the toy, an offer routinely declined by Walmart as against store policy. tion. In other incidents, an attempt was made to contact a Starke woman whose children allegedly stole stickers, decals, gloves and caps from Macclenny Cycle and Marine on December 26. Store owner Steve Williams told Deputy Thomas Dyal he noticed the items missing after the mother and three children ranging in age from 3-15 left the store about 3 pm. The mother purchased a tire and a tube. Mr. Williams said he caught the youngest child removing a security tape from one piece of merchandise while the mother was making the purchases. Value of the stolen items was placed at $80. 34-year-old former Macclenny resident who noticed his credit card number was used to make several purchases from a toy store in Brooklyn, NY earlier that day. The debits to his account totaled $300. The complainant is in the military stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C. County deputies were called to investigate two separate incidents of theft of pistols from vehicles, one of them left on the roadside east of Macclenny on Shakeria Harmon of Mac clenny told Deputy Jacob Satterwhite she returned to her 2003 Mazda about 3 oclock that afdow had been broken out and a 9 mm handgun and some personal items missing. belonged to her ex-boyfriend, also of Macclenny, and that other property taken from the vehicle made her suspect he may be responsible. The officer was unable to make contact with the possible suspect. Ms. Harmon left the car on the side of US 90 near Enterprise Dr. about 10 am. In the second case, Robert Parker reported on December 26 that his .380 pistol was missing from the trunk of his vehicle, and suggested to Deputy Thomas Dyal that his estranged wife may be responsible. The vehicle was parked at his residence on Bennie Givens Ct. north of Sander son. the wife, who denied knowledge of the pistols whereabouts. was done to the drivers side of a 2012 Chevrolet in the employees lot at Macclenny Nursing and Rehab during the night on December 26. Employee Gregory Green of Sanderson told Deputy John Minkel he did not notice the key scratching while on a lunch break between 2-3 am. An attempt was to be made to identify a suspect or suspects via a nearby surveillance camera. shield of a 2004 Chevrolet belonging to Pamela Barton was estimated at $600 after someone attending a party early on December 29 tossed a beer bottle into it. The owners daughter Casey Barton, 25, told Deputy Tony Norman she was leaving the party on Ellwood Dr. when the bottle struck the glass about 3:45 am. Several persons were standing in the vicinity but told Ms. Barton they were unaware of who was responsible. Coachs house is invaded Speeding east in the west lanes Zeli Fun TimeEXPRESS Let us entertain your kids with a barrel ride! All Occasions Birthdays ~ Reunions & More!259-4183cell: 904-497-2484Bryan & Kathy 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 Send us letters and make sure they are SIGNED with a phone number. We publish obituaries & pictures FREE! 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ursday, January 2, 2014 T B C P Page 7 Page6J A NU A RY 2, 2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2013-CA-0048 GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION ROLLING MEADOWS OF MACCLEENY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida not for prot corporation, Plaintiff, v. JIMMIE ALLEN CREWS AND SHELLY L. CREWS, ET AL., Defendants. ___________________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 12, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2013-CA-0048 of the CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT in and for Baker County, Florida, wherein ROLLING MEADOWS OF MACCLEENY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. is Plaintiff, and JIMMIE ALLEN CREWS AND SHELLY L. CREWS and COUNTRY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash: 339 East Macclenny Avenue, the Clerks street address for auctions, at 11:00 AM (#113), on the 11th day of February, 2014 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 14, ROLLING MEADOWS, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page(s) 96, 97, 98, 99, 100 and 101, of the Public Records of Baker County, Florida A/K/A: 5546 Huckleberry Trail W., MacClenny, Florida, Lot 14, MacClenny, FL 32063 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 WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED this 20th day of December, 2013. AL FRASER, as Clerk of said Court By: Tabitha Wilson As Deputy Clerk BECKER & POLIAKOFF, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff Scott Kiernan, Esq. Florida Bar #0011577 111 N. Orange Avenue Suite 1400 Orlando, FL 32801 (407) 875-0955 (407) 999-2209 Fax Primary: SKiernan@bplegal.com Secondary: CLabonte@bplegal.com 12/26-1/2c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2013-CA-0049 GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION ROLLING MEADOWS OF MACCLEENY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida not for prot corporation, Plaintiff, v. DANIEL DOYLE, ET AL., Defendants. ___________________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 12, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2013-CA-0049 of the CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT in and for Baker County, Florida, wherein ROLLING MEADOWS OF MACCLEENY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. is Plaintiff, and DANIEL DOYLE and JENNIFER R. DOYLE are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash: 339 East Macclenny Avenue, the Clerks street address for auctions, at 11:00 AM (#113), on the 11th day of February, 2014 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 132, ROLLING MEADOWS, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page(s) 96, 97, 98, 99, 100 and 101, of the Public Records of Baker County, Florida A/K/A: 5602 Blueberry Court, MacClenny, Florida 32063, Lot 132, MacClenny, FL 32063 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 WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED this 20th day of December, 2013. AL FRASER, as Clerk of said Court By: Tabitha Wilson As Deputy Clerk BECKER & POLIAKOFF, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff Scott Kiernan, Esq. Florida Bar #0011577 111 N. Orange Avenue Suite 1400 Orlando, FL 32801 (407) 875-0955 (407) 999-2209 Fax Primary: SKiernan@bplegal.com Secondary: CLabonte@bplegal.com 12/26-1/2c Higginbothams Towing & Recovery Inc. 7611 West Mt. Vernon St. Glen St. Mary, FL 32040 The following vehicles will be sold at public auction on January 17, 2014 at 10 am at Higginbothams Towing & Recovery 7611 West Mt. Vernon St., Glen St. Mary, FL 32040: 1995 Chevrolet Camaro Vin# 2G1FP22SXS2156363 2006 Dodge Durango Vin# 1D4HD38K96F140734 1/2c MEETING D ATES Notice is hereby given that the Baker County Hospital Authority Board will meet at 4:30 pm, unless otherwise noted on the following dates: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 Wednesday, March 16, 2014 Wednesday, July 16, 2014 @ 4:00 pm Wednesday, October 15, 2014 The meeting will be held at the Commerce Center, 20 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063 The public is invited to attend. Todd Ferreira, Chairman Baker County Hospital Authority 1/2c 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 mdtrager@fs.fed.us 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 (comments-southern-orida@fs.fed.us) 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 GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION Case No. 2013-CA-000016 Freedom Mortgage Corporation, Plaintiff, vs. Jerry Young; Cynthia Young; Unknown Tenant I; Unknown Tenant II; and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. _________________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 18, 2013, entered in Case No. 2013-CA-000016 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit, in and for Baker County, Florida, wherein Freedom Mortgage Corporation is the Plaintiff and Jerry Young; Cynthia Young; Unknown Tenant I; Unknown Tenant II; and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants are the Defendants, that I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at, the east door of the courthouse at 339 E. Macclenny Ave, Macclenny, FL 32063, beginning at 11:00 AM on the 12th day of February, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 1, CYPRESS CREEK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 15, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. GRANTOR RESERVES RIGHT OF INGRESS AND EGRESS OVER AND ACROSS THE EAST 30.00 FEET THEREOF, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: PART OF LOT 1, CYPRESS CREEK, A SUBDIVISION AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 15, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT A CONCRETE MONUMENT, LS 1576, MARKING THE SE CORNER OF LOT 1, CYPRESS CREEK, A SUBDIVISION AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 15, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID MONUMENT BEING THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF COUNTY ROAD NO. 122 AND SAID RIGHT OF WAY BEING DEFINED BY A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTH AND HAVING A RADIUS OF 5769.58 FEET AND A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 00 DEGREES 17 AND BEING SUBTENDED BY A CHORD HAVING A CHORD BEARING OF N 86 DEGREES 11 W, AND A CHORD LENGTH OF 30.05 FEET; THENCE ALONG SAID CURVE AN ARC DISTANCE OF 30.05 FEET; THENCE N 00 DEGREES 25 E, PARALLEL TO THE MONUMENTED EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 1, A DISTANCE OF 333.21 FEET; THENCE S 89 DEGREES 34 E, 30.00 FEET TO THE MONUMENTED EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 1; THENCE S 00 DEGREES 25 W, ALONG SAID EAST LINE, 335.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. AND BEING MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN INSTRUMENT 200800002722 RECORDED ON 04/25/2008 AMONG THE LAND RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FL. ALONG WITH A 1993 SPRI DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME ID# GAFLN34A16017SH AND GAFLN34B16017SH. Dated this 19th day of December, 2013. Al Fraser As Clerk of the Court By: Tabitha Wilson As Deputy Clerk Jessica L. Fagen, Esquire Brock & Scott PLLC 1501 NW 49th St, Suite 200 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 FLCourtDocs@brockandscott.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 the ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 East University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 337-6237 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notication if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired call 711. 1/2-9c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2013-CA-000088 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Plaintiff, -vs.James B. Turpin a/k/a James Turpin and Melissa D. Turpin a/k/a Melissa Turpin; The Unknown Spouse of James B. Turpin a/k/a James Turpin; The Unknown Spouse of Melissa D. Turpin a/k/a Melissa Turpin; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Nominee for Home American Mortgage Corporation; Rolling Meadows of MacCleeny Homeowners Association, Inc. d/b/a Rolling Meadows of MacClenny Homeowners Association, Inc.; Unknown Parties in Possession #1, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants; Unknown Parties in Possession #2, If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant(s). __________________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated December 18, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 2013-CA-000088 of the Circuit Court of the 8th Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida, wherein JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff and James B. Turpin a/k/a James Turpin and Melissa D. Turpin a/k/a Melissa Turpin are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Al Fraser, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE EAST DOOR OF THE BAKER COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 339 EAST MACCLENNY AVENUE, MACCLENNEY, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on February 12, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 123, ROLLING MEADOWS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 96-101, 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 ADA Coordinator;201 East University Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, Florida 32601 (352) 491-4490 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notication of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Al Fraser CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Baker County, Florida By: Tabitha Wilson DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACH, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 11-229045 FC02 CHE 12/26-1/2c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 13000168CAMXAX FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. JOSE ORTIZ A/K/A JOSE O. ORTIZ; EDWINA ORTIZ; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR COMPASS BANK; CYPRESS POINTE OF MACCLENNY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. _________________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): JOSE ORTIZ A/K/A JOSE O. ORTIZ (RESIDENCE UNKNOWN) EDWINA ORTIZ (RESIDENCE UNKNOWN) YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 51, 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. A/K/A 453 ISLAMORADA DR. S., MACCLENNY, FLORIDA 32063 has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Kahane & Associates, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 8201 Peters Road, Ste. 3000, Plantation, FLORIDA 33324 on or before January 16, 2014, a date which is within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice in the BAKER COUNTY PRESS and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 16th day of December, 2013. AL FRASER As Clerk of the Court By: Tabitha Wilson As Deputy Clerk 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 File No.: 12-04225 LBPS 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). 12/26-1/2c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 02-2013-CA-000036 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,UNDER, OR AGAINST WILLIAM S. YOUNG A/K/A WILLIAM SINGLETON YOUNG, DECEASED et al, Defendant(s). _________________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 12, 2013 and entered in Case No. 02-2013-CA000036 of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial Circuit in and for BAKER County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. is the Plaintiff and THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,UNDER, OR AGAINST WILLIAM S. YOUNG A/K/A WILLIAM SINGLETON YOUNG, DECEASED; DAVID ANDREU YOUNG A/K/A DAVID A. YOUNG A/K/A DAVID YOUNG A/K/A DAVE YOUNG, AS AN HEIR OF WILLIAM S. YOUNG, JR. A/K/A WILLIAM SINGLETON YOUNG A/K/A WILLIAM S. YOUNG A/K/A WILLIAM YOUNG, DECEASED, AS AN HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM S. YOUNG A/K/A WILLIAM SINGLETON YOUNG, DECEASED; THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,UNDER, OR AGAINST WILLIAM S. YOUNG, JR. A/K/A WILLIAM SINGLETON YOUNG A/K/A WILLIAM S. YOUNG A/K/A WILLIAM YOUNG, DECEASED; MARY LOUISE ECHTERNKAMP A/K/A MARY ECHTERNKAMP A/K/A MARY LOUISE ECHTERKAMP, AS AN HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM S. YOUNG A/K/A WILLIAM SINGLETON YOUNG, DECEASED; DENNIS RATLIFF; 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, GRANT EES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE BAKER COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 12th day of February, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 10, BLOCK 3, JERRY W. THOMAS SUBDIVISION, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 42, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. LESS AND EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LANDS: BEGIN AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 10, BLOCK 3, JERRY W. THOMAS SUBDIVISION AND RUN THENCE SOUTH 84 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 34 SECONDS WEST, 167.10 FEET TO THE EAST LINE OF JERRY CIRCLE AND RUN THENCE NORTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID EAST LINE, 20.10 FEET TO THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 10, THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 19 MINUTES 39 SECONDS EAST, 165.09 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 373 JERRY CIRCLE, MACCLENNY, FL 32063 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 sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on December 20, 2013. Al Fraser Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Tabitha Wilson Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F12019446 WELLSLPS-SPECFNMAR-kmiller-Team 1 F12019446 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Ms. Jan Phillips Human Resources Manager Alachua County Family/Civil Courthouse 201 E. University Avenue, Room 410 Gainesville, FL 32601 Phone: 352-337-6237 Fax: 352-374-5238 12/26-1/2c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2012-CA-000093 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. ANNIE P. NGUYEN A/K/A ANNIE K. NGUYEN, ET AL. Defendants ___________________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 12, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2012-CA-000093, of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for BAKER County, Florida. NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC (hereafter Plaintiff), is Plaintiff and ANNIE P. NGUYEN A/K/A ANNIE K. NGUYEN; HAI D. TRAN; CYPRESS POINTE OF MACCLENNY 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 11th day of February, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 8, 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. 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. Dated this 20th 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 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. 12/26-1/2c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 02-2013-CA-000019 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR J.P. MORGAN MORTGAGE ACQUISITION TRUST 2007-CH5, ASSET BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-CH5, Plaintiff, vs. CAROL HEPPNER A/K/A CAROLANN POOLE AKA CAROLANN HEPPNER; ARROW FINANCIAL SERVICES LLC, AS ASSIGNEE OF GE MONEY BANK; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CAROL HEPPNER A/K/A CAROLANN POOLE AKA CAROLANN HEPPNER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GEORGE HEPPNER; GEORGE HEPPNER; UNKNOWN TENANT; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 18th day of December, 2013, and entered in Case No. 02-2013-CA-000019-, of the Circuit Court of the 8TH Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR J.P. MORGAN MORTGAGE ACQUISITION TRUST 2007-CH5, ASSET BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-CH5 is the Plaintiff and CAROL HEPPNER A/K/A CAROLANN POOLE AKA CAROLANN HEPPNER ARROW FINANCIAL SERVICES LLC, AS ASSIGNEE OF GE MONEY BANK UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CAROL HEPPNER A/K/A CAROLANN POOLE AKA CAROLANN HEPPNER UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GEORGE HEPPNER N/K/A JEANE HEPPNER GEORGE HEPPNER; and UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, front door of the Baker County Courthouse, 399 E. MacClenny Ave., MacClenny, FL., 11:00 AM on the 12th day of February, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS FOURTEEN (14) AND FIFTEEN (15), GADSDEN HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 2, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, ALSO THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND 60 FEET IN WIDTH AND 400 FEET DEEP LYING BETWEEN SAID LOTS FOURTEEN (14) AND FIFTEEN (15), OF SAID SUBDIVISION AND DESIGNATED AS A ROAD 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 this 20th day of December, 2013. AL FRASER Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: Tabitha Wilson Deputy Clerk Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 eservice@clegalgroup.com Under the American with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator at (352) 337-6237, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to par ticipate in a proceeding, please contact Court Interpreting at interpreter@circuit8.org 12/26-1/2c ADVERTISEMENT FOR BID Individual sealed bids from licensed Florida General Contractors for the Baldwin Community Center / Shelter will be received by the Town Clerk, Town of Baldwin, 10 U.S. 90 West, Baldwin, Florida 32234 until 2:00 p.m., local time, Thursday, January 30, 2014. Envelopes must be clearly marked with the project title, time and date of bid opening. If mailed, bids must be addressed to Town Clerk at the above address. Bids must be submitted in the format as outlined in the specications. This Project consists of the alteration of an existing 2,665 square foot industrial arts classroom building and the construction of a 766 square foot addition, with a 669 square foot covered patio; to be utilized as a community center and post-disaster shelter. The building will be hardened to withstand 150 mph wind speed. Work under this contract will include architectural, structural, mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems. Certain selective demolition and nish work (identied in construction documents) will be per formed by the Owner. The Bid Documents may be examined and copies obtained at the ofce of the architect: Fleet & Associates Architects/Planners, Inc. 4041 Sunbeam Road Jacksonville, Florida 32257 (904) 730-8103 x202 The cost of the plans and specications is $100.00 (non-refundable). Bidders are encouraged to call in advance of picking up plans to ensure availability. All bidders must be qualied for the type of work for which the Bid is submitted and must submit with the Bid, documentation that they have constructed similar type work under their existing contractor license number, with three references. Bids must be accompanied by a Certied Check or Bid Bond in the amount of ve percent (5%) of the total amount of the Bid. The successful bidder must provide acceptable contract Performance and Payment Bonds in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract Price. Each bid proposal shall remain binding for at least 60 days after the scheduled bid opening date. A Pre-Bid Information Meeting will be held for the benet of all interested bidders, on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 2:00 p.m., at Baldwin Town Hall, 10 U.S. 90 West, Baldwin, Florida 32234. Following the Pre-Bid Information Meeting, the Owners staff and consultants will conduct a tour of the project site. Failure to attend the Pre-Bid Information Meeting will be at the bidders own risk. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and waive all informalities in whole or in part, with or without cause, and/or to accept the bid that, in its best judgment, will be in the Towns best interest. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 1/2c LEGA L NOTICES 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 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 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 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 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 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 Maynard Alford, 70, retired truck driverEdward Ray Maynard Alford, 70, of Glen St. Mary, died on December 29, 2013 at St. Vincents Medical Center. He was born in Sanderson on June 18, 1943 to the late Son Alford and Evelyn Davis. Maynard was a lifelong resident of Baker County and a longtime member of the Dinkins New Congregational Methodist Church. He served in the United States Navy and retired after many years of dedicated service as driver for Kennedy Trucking. Mr. Alford enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. He loved his children and grandchildren dearly. Maynard was preceded in death by his loving wife of 35 years, Deborah Iris Alford; brother Cecil Alford; sister Carolyn Price; and grandson Jason. Maynard is survived by his loving children Patsi (Marty) Kelly, Tony Ray (Veronica) Alford, Teresa Alford Jordon, Jon Theophile, Frank Theophile, Thomas Edward (Kelly) Alford and Brandi Ray Estep; his sister Virginia Ann Musgrove; 24 grandchildren and 8 greatgrandchildren. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday January 1 at 2 pm at his church with pastor Tim Alford and Allen Crews officiating. Interment will follow at Cedar Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends from noon until the time of the service. Ferreira Funeral Services of Macclenny is in charge of arrangements. Edward AlfordEuell Rhoden, 86, of Riverview, FL diesEuell Rhoden, 86, of Riverview, FL died on December 18, 2013. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church for 40 years, and an avid hunter and fisherman. He was preceded in death by daughter Milinda Baxley and was a native of Baker County, the son of the late Raiford and Ethel Rhoden. Euell is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Donna of Riverview; children Jack Euell (Sharon) Rhoden of Tavares, Wayne D. Rhoden of Tampa and Julie Rhoden (Charlie) Richie of Valrico, FL; brother Amos Rhoden of Macclenny and Verree Greene of Jacksonville; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two greatgreat-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held on Monday, December 23 at 10:30 am at his church. Mr. Rhoden was laid to rest at Garden of Memories. Memorial donations may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church. Euell RhodenAlan Fisher of Macclenny dies at age 86Alan Avery Fisher, 86, of Macclenny died on Tuesday, December 17, 2013. Originally from Corning, New York, Mr. Fisher lived in Macclenny for the last 40 years. He was an avid ham radio enthusiast who loved spending time in his flower and vegetable gardens, building clocks, listening to music and enjoying his family and friends. Mr. Fisher was preceded in death by his loving wife Martha last year. He is survived by daughter Marty (Steve) Hall-Arrant of Glen St. Mary; four grandsons; eight great-grandchildren and a very special friend Doug Quick. The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date. Forbes Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.Sandra Hardee dies on December 26, longtime BCSO employeeSandra Antoinette Hardee, 65, of Lake City died on Thursday, December 26, 2013 at Baptist Medical Center South in Jacksonville following a long illness. She was born in Orlando and resided in Ocala and Jacksonville before moving to Lake City in 1968. She was formerly employed with the Florida Highway Patrol, the Marion County Clerks Office and the Florida Game & Fresh Water Fish Commission before retiring as a records supervisor with the Baker County Sheriffs Office in 2013 with 20 years of service. She was a graduate of Paxon High School in Jacksonville and was preceded in death by parents Tenille Anthony and Dorothy Roberta Baker Sutton; sister Barbara A. Melton and brother Tenille S. Rusty Sutton. Survivors include her daughter Windy Gayle of Lake City and son Shane Durrance of Houston, TX; sisters Debra S. (Jack) Franks of Jacksonville and Sheri A. (Eddie) Metts of Yulee, FL; brother Steven A. (Beverly) Sutton of Macclenny; grandchildren, Shana, Kailey, Maddison and Makenzie. The funeral service for Mrs. Hardee was held at 2 pm on Monday, December 30 at the Baker County Sheriffs Department Complex in Macclenny with Rev. Randy Williams, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Glen St. Mary officiating. Interment followed at the Gethsemane Memorial Gardens in Jacksonville. Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements. Sandra HardeeFuneral for James Johnson held TuesdayJames M. Johnson, 62, of Macclenny died on Friday, December 27, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. A Baker County resident since 1979, Mr. Johnson was a twenty-five year employee of Industrial Steel Fabricators and most recently was a welder at Whitley Steel in Maxville. He was a member of the Dawkins Masonic Lodge #60 of Macclenny and enjoyed woodworking, grilling, gardening and fishing. He was a Christian and especially loved spending time at home with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife Vanessa Johnson; sons Clayton (Brandy) Johnson of Gainesville and Nathan Johnson of Macclenny; daughter Kathy Johnson Lee of Macclenny; mother Hazel Pope of Jacksonville; brothers Leonard (Clara) Johnson Sr. of Lake City and Dale Johnson of Jacksonville; sisters Jeraldine (Frank) Waters and Rhonda (Steve) Holden, both of Jacksonville and Diane (James) Robinson of Jackson, GA; grandsons Colton and Brody Lee of Macclenny; numerous other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his father Maynor Johnson and sister: Loretha White. The funeral service was held 11 am on Tuesday, December 31 in the chapel of Forbes Funeral Home in Macclenny with Reverend Gary Manning officiating. Interment followed at Riverside Memorial Park in Jacksonville. James M. JohnsonFuneral Tuesday for Clint Johnson, 48Allen Clinton Clint Hubert Johnson, 48, of Sanderson died Fri day, December 27, at St. Vincents Medical Center in Jacksonville following a long illness. He was born in Jacksonville and resided in Sanderson for 28 years. He was employed as a security guard with Allied Barton Security for eight years until ill health forced his retire ment. Mr. Johnson was a successful Little League baseball coach and Pop Warner football coach for Baker County youth sports. He was a graduate of Temple Christian School in Jacksonville, class of 1983. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of the Dont Linger Long Hunting Club of Sylvania, Ga. He is survived by wife Jerrie N. Johnson; daughter Jessica (Dustin) Williams and son Ben Johnson, all of Sanderson; mother Nancy (Chuck) Clark of Macclenny; father Joe (Hester) Johnson of Macclenny; granddaughters Whitley Williams and Paisley Williams, both of Sanderson; sister Angie (Rick) Crews of Glen St. Mary; mother-in-law Sandy Dugger of Sanderson. A graveside funeral service was conducted at 11 am on Tuesday, December 31 at Cedar Creek Cemetery in Sanderson with Rev. Fred Raulerson, pastor of Pine Level Church, officiating. Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.Funeral Tuesday for Marcus RaulersonMarcus Lewis Raulerson Sr., 27, of Macclenny died on December 25, 2013 at his residence. He was born in Jacksonville on April 30, 1986 to James (Ron) Raulerson and Toni Hays Raulerson. Mr. Raulerson was a lifelong resident of Macclenny and a 2004 graduate of Baker County High School. He proudly served his country as a United States Marine war veteran. Marcus was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He was honest and straightforward, loved to hunt, fish, watch the Gators play football and above all, spend time with his children, wife and family. Marcus played football and baseball in high school and enjoyed spending time outdoors. He is survived by his wife of nine years Brandi Nash Raulerson; children Marcus Lewis Raulerson Jr., MaKenzie Brooke Raulerson and MaKaylin Grace Raulerson; his parents; brothers Brad (Wendy) Raulerson of Fernandina Beach, George (Nicole Buettner) of San Diego, Calif., James Ryan (Cara) Raulerson of Norfolk, Virginia; grandmother Bernice Raulerson of Macclenny; father-in-law David (Maryam) Nash of Lake City; Mother-in-law; Tracey Nash of Wellborn; various other relatives including brothers and sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles and cousins. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday December 31 at 2 pm at Raiford Road Church with pastors John A. Raulerson, Herman Rios and Dr. Timothy Pickering officiating. Interment will follow at Wood lawn Cemetery in Macclenny. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements. Marcus RaulersonAnthony Roberts funeral this Thursday Anthony Glenn Roberts, 43, of Macclenny died on Saturday, December 28, 2013. A lifelong resident of Baker County, Mr. Roberts was a member of the Glen Hill Primitive Baptist Church. He was a United States Army veteran who proudly served in Operation Desert Storm. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife Judy Ann Roberts; sons Joshua (Jessie) Roberts of Hawaii, Blake Roberts, Blaine Roberts, and Hunter Roberts, all of Glen St. Mary; step-sons: Dustin Flick and Bradley Flick, both of Macclenny; step-daughter Karla (Wesley) Thomas of Raiford; father Glenn Roberts of Macclenny; mother Linda (Stanley) Monds of Glen St. Mary; brother Robbie Roberts of Macclenny; sisters Taryn (Ricky) Dugger of Glen St. Mary, Doree (Daryl) Mobley of Macclenny and Amy Roberts of Jacksonville; three grandchildren and numerous other family members. He was preceded in death by sisters Alicia Roberts and Tracy Lynn Roberts and step-brother Scotty Monds. A funeral service will be held 2 pm, Thursday, January 2 at his church with Elder Arnold Johns officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service starting at noon. Forbes Funeral Home of Macclenny is in charge of arrangements. Anthony RobertsFuneral service on Saturday for Norman Ruise, 78Deacon Norman Ruise of Sanderson, 78, died on Sunday, December 29, 2013. He was the fifth son of the late Deacon Chinic and Mother Lettie Ruise, and was a faithful member of the Emmanuel Church of God in Christ in Macclenny. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Mother Mary Lee Ruise; children Eva (James) Parker of Montgomery, AL, Marilyn Jenkins of West Palm Beach, Norman Ruise of Sanderson, Freddie Ruise of Homestead, TX, Lydia Ruise and Carol Ruise of Sanderson; Bobby Ruise of Ocala, Robin (Stanley) Green of Jacksonville, Anthony Ruise of Sanderson, Angela (Mark) OBerry of Middleburg, Sateria and Doneshia Ruise of Sanderson; godson and daughter John and Audrey Kennedy, goddaughter Sakinah Farmer, special son Nolan Steward; 21 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. The funeral service for Deacon Ruise will be at 11 am on Satur day, January 4 at his church with Elder Joe Ruise officiating. Interment will follow at Quitman Cemetery, Sanderson. Cooper Funeral Home of Lake City was in charge of arrangements. Deacon RuiseThanks so muchThe family of Freeman Dowling extends a big thank you to the Baker County community for all the prayers, food, visits, cards and flowers given in his memory. We are very grateful for your support during this difficult time in our lives. Thanks to CFT, Pastor David Thomas and Evangelist James Croft for the beautiful service, to retired fire chief Richard Dolan for his words and for organizing an amazing service held with respect, dignity and honor. Also, thanks to Ferreira Funeral Home, Sheriff Joey Dobson and the BCSO, fire chief Steven Marongella, the Baker County Volunteer Fire Department, Macclenny Fire Department, US Air Force and the Union County Sheriffs Office. Our hearts have been forever touched by everyones kindness and love. He will be missed. God bless you all.Vernell, Brenda, Austin, Timmy, Sara and BrendanHeartfelt thanksThe family of Sandi Hardee would like to extend its heartfelt gratitude to the Baker County Sheriffs Office. The love and devotion demonstrated by the sheriff and his employees has been incredible and touching, and this support has meant very much to the relatives of Sandi during this difficult time. Sandi always regarded the Baker County Sheriffs Office as her extended family, and the quality of care and concern her family has received has truly exemplified that. We are humbled and forever indebted to you for the grace and kindness you have shown us.Windy Register Shane Durrance Steve Sutton Sherri Metts Debbie Franks and families 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 Send us letters and make sure they are S IGNED with a phone number. We print obituaries with a picture free of charge. CLASSIFIED DEADLINEMonday at 5:00 pm NO EXCEPTIONS! 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Page9J A NU A RY 2, 2014 Page8J A NU A RY 2, 2014 Serving Baker County for over 35 yearsspecializing in...Real Estate Family Law Personal Injury Hugh D. Fish, Jr. J.D.259-6606The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience. Roger RaulersonWELLDRILLING2 & 4 wells | Pump Service Water Treatment Licensed & InsuredFamily Owned & Operated259-7531Were proud of our name and we stand behind our work! CRIME DOESNT PAY, BUT WE DO! REWARDS UP TO $3,000Remain Anonymous1-866-845-TIPS (8477)www.fccrimestoppers.comPaid for by the Florida Attorney Generals Office Crime Stoppers Trust Fund Mr. PowellMBA degreeRyan Powell of Macclenny graduated December 14 from Florida State University with a master of business administration (MBA) degree. He is the son of Bobby and Patricia Powell, also of Macclenny. A 2006 graduate of Baker County High School, Ryan was recently hired as an associate business manager at Winn-Dix ie corporate headquarters in Jacksonville. Ryan recently moved back to Baker County and is in the process of building a first home. Callen Scott FishBorn December 2Jonathan and Tiffany Fish of Macclenny are pleased to announce the birth of son Callen Scott on December 2, 2013 at St. Vincents Medical Center in Jacksonville. He weighed 8 lbs., 5 oz. and was 21 inches long. He joins brother Cameron Hugh Fish. Proud grandparents are Scott and Melissa Norman of Sander son and Hugh and Barbara Fish of Macclenny. The Youngs50th anniversaryRoy and Barbara Young of Glen St. Mary celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on New Years Day. They were married on January 1, 1964 in Columbus, Ohio. The Youngs lived in Central Florida before retiring to Glen in 2005. Their niece Chris McCann hosted an early anniversary celebration in Ohio for family and friends, and the couple plans a cruise to further observe the occasion. The Wildcat basketball team received a belated Christmas present when it clinched the first-place trophy in the Florida First Coast Classic tournament held at Baker High School by de feating Trinity Christian 61-56 in an exciting final game on December 28. The team easily rolled through its first two games of the tournament to reach the final against Trinity, which handed the Wildcats their first loss of the season almost three weeks prior. The boys avenged that loss and won the tournament title in a physical game that came down to the final minute. The Conquerors had the chance to take a one-point lead with 30 seconds remaining in the game, but Jesse Gardner got his hand on the ball and blocked it to shut down Trinitys comeback attempt. Gardner then made both of his free throw attempts after being intentionally fouled to make it a four-point game. Brandon Lewis then blocked another desperate Trinity threepoint attempt with less than 10 seconds remaining. Gardner drained his free throw attempt with seven seconds to go to seal the 61-56 tournament-clinching victory for the Wildcats. It was a thrilling conclusion to a game that looked like it was going to be a Baker County blowout during much of the third quarter. The Cats led by as much as 11 points in the third frame, but Trinitys shooters began heating up from behind the three-point line. The Conquerors went on a 14-3 run during the quarter with the help of four three-pointers to pull within two points. The Wildcats never allowed Trinity to capture the lead despite the furious comeback attempt. Tournament MVP Charles Ruises 23 points helped ensure the victory, but Trinity foul troubles also helped the Wildcats capture the tournament crown. The Cats shot 70 percent from the free throw line and they made more free throws (14) in the game than Trinity attempted (6). The numerous fouls led to easy points for the Wildcats and catapulted them to be crowned first-place in the tournament. While the final victory came down to the closing seconds, the outcomes in the Cats first two games were never in doubt. Coach Charles Ruise expressed concern about his teams offensive production after losing two out of three games heading into the tournament. Those worries were soon alleviated when the Wildcats destroyed the visiting Eagles View Warriors 85-30 on December 26 to pick up their first win in the tournament. The Cats had five double-digit scor ers led by Ruises 17 points. Brian Walton added 16 points and six steals, while Darius Fisher, Gardner and Bryce Wallace each scored 12 points. The Cats pounced all over the Warriors early and took an 18-0 lead be fore their opponents even got on the board. They led 24-5 at the end of the first quarter. Except for brief spells in the second and third quarters, Coach Ruise played most of the teams reserve players for much of the remainder of the game. Baker County once again won in blowout fashion the following night when they disposed of the Lee Generals 50-28. The game was relatively close at the end of the first quarter as the Wildcats led 12-6 and Lees slow half-court offense kept the Cats running away with the game. That all changed in the second quarter when the Cats out scored the Generals 22-8 with the help of seven forced turnovers to lead 34-14 at halftime. In the second half, Baker Countys offense played keep away from Lees defense and the Cats did everything they could to waste the clock and seal the win. Gardner finished the game with a team-high 17 points, and Ruise wasnt far behind with 15. Now, the Wildcats sit with a 10-2 record following the tournament as they prepare themselves for the second half of the season. The team will kick off 2014 with a busy week of home games beginning January 7. They will host West Nassau that night, a team the Cats have already beaten by 40 points once this sea son. Baker County will host Middleburg on January 9 in the only game between the two teams this season. The week wraps up when the Lee Generals visit Baker County once again on January 10. PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON Wildcat players, coaches and others gather for a team photo after winning the First Coast Classic basketball tournament by defeating Trinity Christian on December 28 in the Baker County High School gymnasium. PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON Charles Ruise dunks the basketball. PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON Charles Ruise Jr. with his MVP trophy. PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON Coach Charles Ruise huddles with his players. PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON Brian Walton pushes the ball past the defender. PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON Brian Walton and Jesse Gardner (right) team up to pressure the loose ball.Host Cats win tournament!Party of Baker County, e-mailed him that afternoon, on December 30, to say he wanted to focus his efforts on the party. After much deliberation, I have decided to set aside my personal aspirations for city government, and withdraw my application ... so as to fully focus on my duties as chairman of the Republican Party in this important upcoming election year, wrote Mr. Gravelle. Ms. Roberson, meanwhile, called the city manager to pull her name from consideration because she applied previously left by Jesse Davis last summer. He took a new job in the Atlanta area. Mr. Rhoden said Ms. Roberson fully expected the governors by now, but thats not occurred. Chuck Brannen, who recently re Leonard Davis, a former county are also seeking the open school board seat. She just wants to serve the community, said Mr. Rhoden, adding Ms. Roberson wants to honor her previous application if she can. That left Mr. Horne and Mr. Robinson, a former county com missioner, still in the running when the 6 pm meeting began. I think Alex [Robinson would have] added a lot of experience and knowledge from serving as county commissioner for I dont know how many years, said the mayor after the appointment was like some of us up here, hes facing the twilight of his life. Mr. Horne has the advantage of being younger and maybe we do need some youth on the board. The four sitting commissioners the mayor, Vernon Bennett, Sam Kitching and Mark Bryant voted for the appointment by circling a name on a paper ballot and folding and passing the ballots to the secretary for tallying. The process is atypical, at least regarding most city business. a 2-2 tie, Mayor Dopson then called for another anonymous vote to see if the initial outcome would make anyone change their votes, but they didnt, which triggered the coin toss. the seat until the next city election in 2015, was sworn in, the mayor shared some advice with the new commissioner. Dont ever let politics decide what your decision is, said Dr. Dopson. Mr. Horne served on the citys Zoning Adjustment Board and will have to be replaced on that panel. He suggested a friend and former coworker, Leonard Bones, for the unpaid position, saying Mr. Bones was eager to be involved in public service. Assistant City Manager Roger Yarborough said two new members will be needed for the zoning board, as Ms. Roberson, who also serves there, hopes to step down soon. According to his application for the commission appointment, Mr. Horne has been involved in the community through his church, Glen Baptist, and youth sports leagues including the Baker County Touchdown Club, YMCA soccer and basketball leagues, and Little League baseball. He also listed his membership NHRA drag racing, bass club, and a disabled veterans organization. The occasion was somewhat of a solemn one due to the death of Mr. Johns in November following a stroke that placed him the nursing home. He will be sorely missed, but we have to move on, said Mayor Dopson at the start of the hear ing.Luke Matthew RhodenBaby boy arrivesMatt and Crystal Rhoden of Glen St. Mary are pleased to an nounce the arrival of their son Luke Matthew on November 21, 2013 at 5:13 am. He weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20 inches long. Proud grandparents include Darryl and Danette Register of Glen and Bruce and Wanda Rhoden of Macclenny. Great-grandparents are Sonny and Peggy Register of Sanderson and Joey and Kathryn Holder of Newber ry, FL. Great-great-grandmother is Lettie Register of Sanderson. Coin toss breaks O C Hornes way Turn tables on Trinity in championship game PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON Brandon Lewis shoots a jumper. PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON Charles Ruise Jr. comes in for a lay up.From page 1 523 North Boulevard W. | a few blocks north of Hwy. 90 in Macclenny Spend 75 to buy T B C P &SAVE OVER $100/WEEK! We publish wedding & birth announcementsFREE!$6 with Picture(4 week deadline)News photos are now available through easy online purchase at www.bakerycountypress.com We print obituaries with a picture free of charge.

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ursday, January 2, 2014 T B C P Page 11 Page 10 T B C P ursday, January 2, 2014 JON SHUMAKESPORT S EDITOR jonshu@live.comBeing named to the All First Coast first-team for football capped off an incredible 2013 for Baker County High School senior Michael Boone. Boone earned the honor of be ing named to the first-team due to his play as a wide receiver and return man on Friday nights for the varsity football team. He energized and wowed crowds on a weekly basis with his explosive plays as he finished his senior season with 2,082 all-purpose yards and 22 touchdowns. His record-breaking perfor mance in the Wildcats 43-6 win over visiting Bradford on September 6 helped him finish with the gaudy stats that earned him the accolades. Boone caught eight passes for 211 yards to set a new BCHS single-game receiving record. Touchdown receptions of 67, 68 and 35 yards helped the Cincinnati commit surpass for mer Wildcat and current University of North Carolina Tar Heel Kendrick Singleton for the new record. Boones outstanding football season in the fall was just a con tinuation of the great year he was already having in the spring on the track. He set a meet record in the triple jump at the third-annual Swamp Relays in March in Ware County, Ga. He won the event with a hop, skip and jump measuring 46 feet and four-tenths of an inch. Boone followed that perfor mance up by winning the 2A Region 1 triple jump in late April at The Bolles School. He posted a distance of 45 8.25 to win the event and advance to the state finals at UNF. He finished fourth at state in the event with a jump of 45. Boones final calendar year at Baker County High School will be one that is not soon forgotten. Excelling at two sports the way he did in 2013 proved his athletic ability and displayed his talent and potential to continue to thrive at the collegiate level. A New Years Wish For YouMay the coming year bring lots of good times, good friends and good fortune your way. For being such good neighbors, we o er you our sincere thanks, and we look forward to the opportunity to serve you again next year.Dr. and Mrs. Angelito Tecson & StaffLinda, Julie & Barbara Treatment rooms are private and con dential. TIRED OF LOOSE DENTURES? Mouth full of adhesive?Implants are a permanent solution to loose tting dentures.Call today for a free consultation. Mouth full of adhesive? solution to loose tting dentures. The denture is secured by snapping it into place. Melissa Taylor, R.D.H. Dr. Carter, D.M.D IMPLANT CONSULTATION INCLUDING X-RAYS FREE$175 VALUE JON SHUMAKESPORT S EDITOR jonshu@live.comThe past 12 months saw a rash of changes throughout the athletic department at Baker County High School with a number of familiar faces leaving and new people joining the staff. The sheer number of changes and its impact on the school makes it this years top story. The most recent departure will be the one that has the longest lasting impact on the schools sports program. Head football and former wrestling coach Ryan Sulkowski accepted a new job with Tennessees Coffee County Central High School in early December to help rebuild their struggling program. Although Sulkowski made negative headlines for his offthe-field actions several times this year, there is no denying his talent as a head coach. He won 31 games and captured the District 3-5A crown during his four-year tenure leading the Wildcats. The school is going to have a hard time finding a coach who can step in and repeat the success Sulkowskis teams had on Friday nights. Sulkowski will be joined in Tennessee by his wife Heather, who was the high schools vol leyball coach for the last four seasons and will leave yet another vacancy for the school to fill. The departure of the husband and wife was just the latest in a long line of changes to the athletic de partment during 2013. County School Board approved of the removal of Sulkowski as the high schools wrestling coach. Former assistant wrestling coach and the head coach for the JV Wildcat football team Adam Brunner replaced him, while Zachary Barrett was named as an assistant coach. team saw two major changes to its staff during the season. For mer offensive line coach Scott McDonald was relieved of his duties on September 23 by BCHS Principal Thomas Hill. The move sparked outrage from his family at the October 7 school board meeting. McDonalds removal came around the same time first-year trainer Cassie Register left her post. She acted as the trainer for the high school football program and was slated to help the girls weightlifting team, but her tenure ended before the latter came to fruition. Registers arrival in the second half of the year was a result of former long-time trainer Ida Fishs retirement at the end of the 2012-13 school year. The Auburn graduate was in charge of prevention, first aid, care and re habilitation for the entire athletic department. only change to the athletic department at the end of last school year; track and tennis coach Chris Armoreda left to teach English overseas. The school found his replacement for coaching cross country in Taffie Mosley, who has been with the school for 13 years. The only constant among the athletic department staff in 2013 was that of constant change. The school will need to find more stability among its coaches next year to keep the programs mov ing in the right direction and to keep developing the young athletes. 2013 TOP STORIES IN SPORT S JON SHUMAKESPORT S EDITOR jonshu@live.comBaker County Middle School had an out standing year in sports as the Bobcats won conference championships in softball, volleyball and football in 2013. No team was more dominant than the BCMS Bobcat football team that went an undefeated 8-0 en route to winning the Florida Crown Conference championship with a decisive 34-6 victory at Suwannee County on October 24. The conference champions became the third undefeated squad in school history and only the second team in two decades to win the FCC with an unbeaten record. A mixture of an explosive offense and a shutdown defense allowed the Bobcats to have an average margin of victory of more than four touchdowns on the season. The de fense allowed more than one touchdown in a game just three times, and the team shut out Yulee 46-0 on September 10. The teams most impressive display of offensive production came in a 74-point explosion in a home conference game against Rich ardson on October 8. The team scored on all but one of its offensive possessions during the game, and added a touchdown on special teams. As dominant as the football team was in 2013, they were far from the only great team the middle school fielded. The Lady Bobcat softball team won its second straight conference title on April 11 with a 10-0 home win over Taylor County with the help of pitcher Macy Jacksons one-walk nohitter. The shutout title win came after the girls ended their regular season with a 12-1 record. Not to be outdone by their softball counterparts, the Lady Bobcat volleyball team captured the Florida Crown Conference for the first time in school history when it defeated the visiting Suwannee County on October 17. The girls swept the championship meet 2-0 (25-21, 25-15). The championship victory kept the Lady Bobcats undefeated in conference play and improved their overall record to 11-7. The middle schools conference champi onship victories in three sports is an incredible feat. Its a testament to the quality of the coaching staff and the athletic ability of the young players. The high school coaches have to be excited for the influx of talent theyll re ceive from the middle school in the coming years. JON SHUMAKESPORT S EDITOR jonshu@live.comLittle League All-Star baseball and softball tournaments filled the sports void of the summer months as the 9 and 10-year old finished in fifth place of the state tournament in late July. Coach David Crummeys allstar baseball team rolled through the District 11 and Section 3 tour naments en route to advancing to play for the state crown in Mims. Although the boys went 1-2 during the state tournament, they were just one win away from advancing to the final four and they held leads in every game they played. The team had to rally from be hind to earn the 8-6 win over the Apopka squad in the state tournament, which was something the all-star team had become accustomed to doing during the District 11 and Section 3 tournaments. Coach Crummeys team overcame a three-run sixth inning deficit during the district tournament to keep the season alive. They squad responded with an unbelievable 14 runs to win the game and advance them to the District title game. In the Section 3 tournament, the team sealed an extra innings victory with a double play to hold off a comeback attempt from Indian River City to win 13-12. The 9 and 10-year old boys allstars incredible run to the state tournament wasnt the only impressive showing from Baker County teams during the summer tournaments. Both the major and senior softball teams won the District 11 championships in front of home crowds at Macclen nys Minger Fields. The 10and 11-year-old baseball team tore through the district tournament in Yulee as the team out scored its competition 42-8 on its way to winning the district crown. The 9and 10-year-old squads dramatic state run and the success of the other teams makes this one of the top stories of the year. It shows the commitment of the players and their parents to setting up the young players for success, as well as the coaches for volunteering their time and giving back to the community.JON SHUMAKESPORT S EDITOR jonshu@live.comThe BCHS majorette team brought home the gold medals after placing first at the 2013 High School Dance Twirl National Championships at Notre Dame University in July. The girls defeated four other teams with an overall score of 168.7, edging out the second-place team by just more than one point to claim the national title. The championship win capped off a long chaotic night as the team performed just before midnight after originally being slated to compete about 1 am. The title was the culmination of five years of performing together. The girls won four consecutive state titles before moving on to the national stage. The show twirl team also finished in third place of their respective competition. The majorettes have a long history of sending twirlers to the collegiate level to continue their performing careers. The national title win was a perfect conclusion to the high school careers of senior captains Haley Dopson and Jessica Davis, who joined the University of Florida Gatorettes in the fall. The majorettes championship brought recognition to Baker County and the high school to people across the country. The continued success of the girls on the state and national level has been another bright spot of the sports year for Baker County.JON SHUMAKESPORT S EDITOR jonshu@live.comThe BCHS Lady Wildcat softball team had a record-breaking season to help catapult the squad to its third straight district championship and advance to the regional semifinals in the state playoffs. The Lady Cats tempered their expectations entering the season as they had just three starters return from the previous year. Those expectations were soon shattered as the girls cruised to a 21-3 season record and set school softball records for the highest winning percentage (.875), home runs (21) and team batting average (.405). Junior Kylie Holton set the single season (9) and career (16) home run record during the year, which helped her earn the All State 5A Offensive Player of the Year award. The record-breaking year helped the Lady Wildcats win their third consecutive district championship with a 12-5 victory over hosting Bishop Kenny on April 18. The team scored six runs in the first inning to take an early lead that the Lady Crusad ers couldnt overcome. Winning a district title once is difficult enough, but to do it three times in a row is a remarkable feat that showcases coach Franklin Griffis ability to lead the program. The Lady Cats had the best statistical season in school history in 2013, which will set the benchmark for success for years to come.JON SHUMAKESPORT S EDITOR BCHS star defensive lineman CeCe Jefferson was recognized as the areas top defensive player when he was named The Florida Times-Unions All-First Coast Defensive Player of the Year. Jefferson has been a dominant force for the Wildcats since stepping on the field for them three years ago, and 2013 was his best season to date. His 15.5 sacks on the season broke his own school record he set during his sophomore campaign. The defensive playmaker also finished the year with 62 tackles and 21 tackles behind the line of scrimmage. The highly sought-after defensive lineman is one of the top prospects in the 2015 class, and being named the All-First Coast Defensive Player of the Year only strengthens his rsum for scouts at the next level. He has been offered scholarships from 14 of the top NCAA Football Bowl Division (formerly Division I) in the country, including offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Ohio State and USC, according to ESPN.com. He has the potential to be one of the top pass-rushers in the country, and it will be his choice of where he wants to do it. But before he moves on to playing in the top division of collegiate football, he still has one more season for the Wildcats. With the fu ture of the team uncertain with the search of a new head coach, a player of Jeffersons caliber can help ease the transition and keep the defense playing at the level it did under Coach Sulkowski. For now Jefferson is recognized as one of the areas best, but it wont be long until he gets that same recognition on a national scale.JON SHUMAKESPORT S EDITOR Senior baseball player Hunter Hanks was named The Florida Times-Unions All-First Coast Baseball Player of the Year for his success on the mound, in the field and at the plate. The versatile players 8-1-2 re cord on the mound with an im pressive 1.63 ERA helped lead the Wildcats to their 21-6 record and allowed them to reach the re gional quarterfinals in the play offs. But Hanks was equally as good at the plate, where he batted .465 and drove in 25 RBIs. Past All-First Coast Baseball Players of the Year have a track record of being drafted by Ma jor League Baseball teams when their high school careers are over. Even though some of the past winners choose to continue playing at the college instead of jumping to the professional lev el, it shows that skilled baseball players on the First Coast are on pro scouts radars. Although Hanks went undrafted, he joined an elite group of players who have been named the All-First Coast Baseball Player of the Year. He will continue his baseball career on a scholarship at Lipscomb, a Nashville Division I school in the Atlantic Sun Conference. He prepared for his collegiate career academical ly by being home schooled for his sophomore and junior seasons, but hes more than ready to take on the next level on the diamond.JON SHUMAKESPORT S EDITOR jonshu@live.comBaker County High School softball standout Kylie Holton raked in the awards and nominations as one of Floridas best players at the conclusion of her junior season in the first half of 2013. Locally, she was named to The Florida Times-Unions All-First Coast softball first-team for her success behind the plate as the Lady Wildcats catcher. On the state level, Holton was honored twice by the Florida Athletic Coaches Association (FACA) for her outstanding play during her junior season. She was named the FACA 5A Offensive Player of the Year for her production with a bat, which also helped her be named to the Class 5A All-State first-team. She destroyed opposing pitchers all year as she set school records for single-season (9) and career (16) home run totals. She batted an incred ible .581 on the season and drove in 48 RBIs. She is already one of the best players in the state, but she has a chance to make an even bigger name for herself when she steps onto the field for her senior year in 2014. If 2013 was any indication, opposing teams are going to be in trouble whenever they face the Lady Cats because of Holtons ability to crush the softball. 3 conference crowns for BCMS!2013 TOP STORIES IN SPORTS 2013 TOP STORIES IN SPORTS 2013 TOP STORIES IN SPORTS 2013 TOP STORIES IN SPORTS 2013 TOP STORIES IN SPORTS 2013 TOP STORIES IN SPORTS 2013 TOP STORIES IN SPORTS 2013 TOP STORIES IN SPORTS 2013 TOP STORIES IN SPORTS PHOTO BY COURTESY OF THE BCHS MA J ORETTES Members of the national championship BCHS majorettes. PHOTO COURTESY OF DAVID CRUMMEY 9-10 year old all-star team from Baker County after winning sectionals. The team went on to nish 5th in the state. PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON Michael Boone catches a punt. PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON Hunter Hanks slides into base. PHOTO BY DEBBIE PELHAM The BCMS Bobcats football team following their conference championship win last October. www.bakercountypress.com PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON CeCe Jeerson heads towards the end zone for a touchdown.

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ursday, January 2, 2014 T B C P Page 13 Page 12 T B C P ursday, January 2, 2014 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 clenny, 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 lished, 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. Oak rewood and fat lighter. 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Contact 904-2348065. 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, 2 BA. 925 Red Fox Way. Carpet, tile and engineered wood oors, 2 car garage, all appliances including washer/dryer. $1075/month plus $1075 deposit. Real Estate with Garlon Webb. 904-408-9146. 1/2c 2 BR, 2 BA in Country Club Estates. $850/ month. 259-9119. 1/2p 4 BR, 2 BA mobile home in Glen. $800/ month, rst and last months rent, security deposit. 904-728-2885 or 259-8514. 1/2p 3 BR, 2 BA DW mobile home on Mud Lake Road. Newly remodeled; lawn maintenance included. Service animals only. $900/month plus $1200 deposit. 2599066. 12/26tfc 3 BR, 1 BA house in Macclenny. $850/ month plus $700 deposit. 904-238-1908. 12/19-1/2p 3 BR, 2 BA mobile home on Mud Lake Road. CH/A; service animals only. $625/ month. 259-4884. 1/2p 2 BR, 1 BA mobile home on Mud Lake Road. CH/A; service animals only. $450/ month. 259-4884. 1/2p 2 BR mobile home available. $385/month. Half acre; garbage, water, sewer, lawn care provided; family neighborhood. 912843-8118 or 904-699-8637. www.rent yes.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, 1 BA. CH/A, washer/dryer hook-up, garbage, water, sewage, lawn care included. $450/month plus $450 deposit, 1st months rent pro-rated. 912-8438165 or 904-219-2690. 12/12tfc 3 BR, 1 BA house in Macclenny. 170 W. Shuey Avenue. CH/A, washer/dryer hookup, screened back porch, fenced back yard. $795/month plus $795 deposit. 259-6488. 12/26-1/2p 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 2598595 or 904-612-5279. 12/19tfc 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 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 2 BR, 2 BA $650/month plus $500 deposit. Extra clean; front porch. Service animals only; references required. 2592121. 10/31tfc 3 BR, 2 BA doublewide on 1 acre land with garage and fishing pond; CH/A. $825/month plus 1st, last and $500 de posit. 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 Crockett Building. 19 West Macclenny Ave, (US 90). Prime downtown storefront, for lease, 1500 sq. ft., ADA compliant, off street parking. Call 904-237-1288. 1/2-9c 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. waynefrier macclenny.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 Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 4699 Birch Street, Macclenny. Estate Sale. Unique Antiques and Liquidations. 904323-1496. Tools, furniture, china, crystal, designer clothing, jewelry, electronics and collectibles. Friday and Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Fox Ridge. Baby and kids clothes, toys, household items and much more. Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 12970 N. SR 121. Antique iron items, benches, pans, pots, lots of tools, bunch of wrenches in $1-$2 range, bicycles, general assortment of old odds and ends. Friday and Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-?, 6094 Copper Drive. Plus size clothes, infant and kids clothes, household items and decor and much more. I BUY USED MOBILE HOMES$$ CASH PAID $$IMMEDIATELY904.259.4663 WE SPECIALIZE IN PROBLEM ROOFS 259-2563 FREE Estimates 500 DOLLARS & DEEDis all you need to move into your new Manufactured & Modular HomeCALL PAT800-414-2130 NOW AVAILABLE 1 and 2 BedroomsBaldwin GroveAPARTMENTS904-266-4070T.T.D. 1-800-955-8771US 90 E., right on Yellow Water Rd., right on Rainer Rd., go to stop sign, turn right. Go to rst street, turn left. RENTAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE TO QUALIFIED APPLICANTSThis institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. 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Macclenny Ave. (US 90 East) All Major/Minor Repairs Foreign or Domestic Cars & Light Trucks Specializing in Transmission & Engine Repairs Major Tune-ups All Major Credit Cards accepted259-514912/12-1/2/14pDEPENDABLE HEATING, AC AND ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR 259-6546Elec. license # EC-0001471 AC license # CA-C057649 2/10tfcCYPRESS HOME BUILDERS, INC.Custom New Home Construction Jody Paul Thrift904-591-2640 2/10tfcROGER RAULERSON WELL DRILLING2 and 4 Wells Pump Service Water Treatment 259-7531 Licensed & Insured Family owned & operated12/31tfcMARTIN WELL DRILLING & PUMP SERVICE2 wellsMacclenny 259-9014 Cell 838-3517 Bryceville 266-4956 welldriller@nefcom.netLicense No. FL 2795, GA 566 12/5-5/29/14pBATHROOM REMODELSNew xtures Ceramic Tile ADA Transformations Roll-in Showers Walk-in TubsCall 259-4580Licensed and insuredCFC056961 1/2-30pRICH LAURAMORE CONSTRUCTION, INC.Custom homes 259-4893 or 403-4781 cell RR License No. 282811470 11/19tfc PLUMBING-SEWER-SEPTICOver 40 Years Experience 24 Hour Service259-6934 or 904-591-0063CFC032613 MP005858 I-13219RCMD Ronnie Sapp 5/16tfcPRINTING & F AXINGBlack & White and Color Copies, Custom Business Forms, Business Cards, Signs, Stickers, Invitations for any occasion, Rubber Stamps and so much more!!! The Ofce Mart 110 South Fifth Street259-3737 5/19tfcKONNIES KLEAR POOLSIn-ground and above ground pools Installation available 698-E West Macclenny Ave. (Lil Caesars Shopping Center) Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10:00 am-6:00 pm & Saturday 10:00 am-2:00 pm259-5222(CPC 053903) 4/21tfc ANGEL AQUA, INC.Water Quality Treatment We can improve your water Water softeners Iron lters Sales Rentals Service Repairs Ask us about our Chemical Free systems Morton Salt Keep Full Salt Delivery Service 797 S. 6th Street, Macclenny259-6672 7/12tfcPUMP REPAIR 24 HR WELL DRILLING 2-4 & Larger 259-6934 or 904-591-0063 Water Well Contr FL7003, GA316 Ronnie Sapp5/16tfc TRENCHING & LIGHT BACKHOE WORK Call 904-259-4580Licensed and insuredCFC056961 1/2-30pSIGNS & DESIGNS BY ELLEN Magnetics Window & Vehicle Graphics & Lettering T-shirt Applications BEST PRICES IN THE COUNTY 259-6135 1/2-30c BAKER PUMP SERVICE2 & 4 Wells Drilled & Pump Repairs Pool & Irrigation Pumps On Site repairs. 30 Years Experience 904-338-4738 or 904-259-85651/2-30cPEACOCK PAINTING, INC.Professional painting Interior Exterior Pressure washing Residential Commercial Parking lot line striping Fully insured & Locally owned 25 years experience259-58772/10tfcFULL LINE OF WEDDING INVITATIONS & ACCESSORIESShower and anniversary invitations The Ofce Mart 110 South 5th Street259-37374/28tfc Anderson Quality ROOFING Metal Reroofs & Roof Repairs Shingle Reroofs & RepairsYour hometown contractor! FREE ESTIMATESLIC.#CCC13302742593300IN GOD WE TRUST.LICENSED & INSUREDLIC.#CBC1259558LLC ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL AID Position # P99973 Works with the Director of Financial Aid managing the daily operations of the department. Oversees tracking of clock hour programs. Coordinates the functions and reports of students in State Scholarships and Grant programs, processes the return of Title IV funds in an accurate and timely manner. Coordinates the Financial Aid Appeals Committee meetings and serves as moderator. Assists in the preparation of reports. Assumes Director of Financial Aids duties in the Directors absence. Handles special projects as assigned. Serves on campus committees. Requires Bachelors Degree plus two (2) years experience working records and customer service. Knowledge of complex computer data entry. Knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Word and Excel software. Ability to delegate or seek assistance as necessary. Ability to work well with staff and students. Ability to handle multiple priorities with minimum supervision and to work with communicate verbally and in writing. Ability to supervise other employees. SALARY: $39,375 annually plus DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING APPLICATIONS: 1/29/14 Persons interested should provide College application, vita, and photocopies of transcripts. All foreign transcripts must be submitted with Position details and applications available at: www.fgc.edu Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City, FL 32025-2007 Phone (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4814 E-Mail: human.resources@fgc.eduFGC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment BENEFITS AND EMPLOYEE RELATIONS SPECIALIST Position # C99870 Responsible for carrying out highly technical duties involved in the adand risk management activities (COBRA, retirement, FMLA, Workers Compensation, etc.), under the direction of the Executive Director of Human Resources. Duties include counseling faculty, staff, and retirees maintaining personnel records, and compiling personnel reports. Requires Associates Degree in business administration or related area plus two years experience with insurance School graduate plus six years insurrience. Bachelors degree preferred. Human Resources experience preKnowledge of processing and record keeping requirements for compensainterpret State Retirement rules and regulations. Ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal form. SALARY: $29,831 annually plus DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING APPLIPersons interested should provide College application, vita, and photocopies of transcripts. All foreign trantranslation and evaluation. Position details and applications available at: www.fgc.edu Human Resources Florida Gateway College Lake City, FL 32025-2007 E-Mail: human.resources@fgc.eduFGC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and and Employment ENROLLMENT SPECIALIST Position #: C99869 Works with the Director of Enrollment Management managing the daily operations of the department. Maintains and develops detailed information and enters data in Student Information computer system. Responsible for new and returning admission activities. Maintains departmental inventory, processes purchase requisitions and payroll. Provides customer service, responds to telephone inquiries and general correspondence. Supervises college recruiter and general recruitment activities. Assumes responsibilities of the Director in their absence. Requires Bachelors Degree plus 3 years of related experience or Associates Degree with 6 years of related experience. Experience workrecords and customer service. Computer literate. Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws, rules, and regulations. Skill in exercising analytical judgment/ performing detailed tasks. Ability to work evenings and weektions: Knowledge and understanding of enrollment management principles. Ability to speak with and before othto communicate effectively in written and verbal form. Salary: $31,322 annually, plus benApplication Deadline: 1/13/14 Persons interested should provide College employment application. Position details and applications available on web at: www.fgc.edu Human Resources Florida Gateway College 149 S.E. College Place Lake City Fl 32025-2007 Phone (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4814 E-Mail: human.resources@fgc.eduFGC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and Employment STAFF ASSISTANT I PART-TIME, 25 Hours per Week Position #: OP9956 Answer phone calls, make appointments, assist students and staff, help manage a busy Advising and provide clerical support for the education may be substituted on consideration will be given to applicants with an Associates Salary: $ 10.19 per hour Application Deadline: 1/13/14 Florida Gateway College Lake City Fl 32025-2007 FGC is accredited by the Commission on 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 A big shout out to Charles Ruise and the varsity basketball Wildcats, who won their First Coast Classic this past week end. The Cats were solid all through the tournament, dominating Eagles View and Lee and defeating a strong Trinity team 61-56 in the finals. Trinity has some very talented players including a Louisville prospect and the Cats handled them well. Charles Ruise Jr. continued to have a great run shooting from outside and inside and slamming home some dunks. CeCe Jefferson also put up some monster dunks. Jefferson got his own football plaudits over the weekend being named AllFirst Coast Defensive Player of the Year by The Florida TimesUnion. news about the Jaguars, but it isnt going to happen. The Jaguars lost their final game of the season to the Colts 30-10 and it was clear how outclassed they were. Andrew Luck picked the defense apart while having all the time in the world in the pocket. Chad Henne missed open receivers and the offense was ineffective. The Jaguars have a lot of work to do in the off-season with so many holes to fill. They need a solid quarterback and with the #3 pick in the draft they could get up a good one. Johnny Manziel probably wont be available at that point, but if he is they should jump at him. He has Don ovan McNabb/Fran Tarkington scrambling ability and a very strong arm. A.J. McCarron of Alabama and Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch should be on the board at the time the Jaguars pick. Teddy Bridgewater of Louisville and Brett Hundley are also possibilities in a quarterback heavy draft. If they dont take a quarterback and he is still available, look for South Carolina pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney to get the nod. The Jaguars need to be able to rush the passer and Clowney has shown he is the best defen sive player in college football. BYU outside linebacker Kyle Van Noy is also very good. They also F LROB E RT GE RAR D For the third straight year, the BCHS Wildcat football team had two standout players named to The Florida Times-Union team All-First Coast squad. Defensive linemen CeCe Jefteam for the third time in as many years. The dominant de fensive play maker improved his stats across the board in his junior season to once again put him among the best players in with 15.5 sacks, 62 tackles and 21 tackles behind the line of scrim mage. Jefferson will have the opporsince Yulees star running back Derrick Henry to be named to ing his senior season next year. Joining the defensive powelectrifying wide receiver and special teams ace Michael Boone. The senior, who is committed to play college ball at Cincinnati, finished his final season as a Wildcat with 2,082 all-purpose yards, including 1,181 yards re ceiving. He also scored 22 touchdowns and added an interception Kenny. Wildcat players also earned their ways onto the second and third-team All-First Coast squads. Junior Jacob Carter was named to the second-team Allkicker as he successfully made six Carter was also the Wildcats starting quarterback until a collarbone injury sidelined him for He was having an impressive junior campaign before the injury as he was responsible for more than 2,000 yards of offense and 19 touchdowns as the quarter back. Senior defensive lineman Elisha Lee was named to the AllFirst Coast third-team for the second straight year. Although his numbers were down from his junior year, Lee still had a proWildcats. He was second on the team with 10.5 sacks and 13 tackles for loss. He also had 43 total tackles on the season. By: Jon Shumake JON SHUMAKESPORT S EDITOR jonshu@live.comJunior BCHS Lady Wildcat volleyball star Callie Wheeler became one of the teams go-to players during the season to help the team through an injury-riddled year, which helped her become recognized as one of the areas best players. Wheeler was voted as the District 4-5A Player of the Year and named to the All-District firstteam for her performance on the court during the season. She led the Lady Cats in kills, total attacks, digs, passing grade and service aces. Former volleyball coach Heather Sulkowski said Wheelers passion for the sport led to her being the districts best player. Her performance also landed her as an honorable mention on The Florida Times-Unions AllFirst Coast volleyball team. Wheeler will have one more season with the Lady Cats to show her talent on the court at the high school level. If her junior season was any indication, she will once again be among the areas best volleyball players.2013 TOP STORIES IN SPORTS PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON Junior Callie Wheeler serves.might pick up a wide receiver and the best on the board is probably Marqise Lee from USC. What holes what do you try to plug first? 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