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The Baker County press
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Baker County press (Macclenny, Fla. 1929)
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Macclenny Fla
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904.259.2400 www.bakercountypress.com bcpress@nefcom.netCOVERING BAKER COUNTY SIN CE 1929The countys most professional and extensive source for news, classied, display and real estate listings JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comA Macclenny driver will not be charged in the death of Jacksonville pedestrian struck on US 90 in Nassau County early the morning of February 25. Kristian D. Bennett, 25, was traveling east and unable to avoid Elizabeth Chessman, 37, of Jacksonville, who was in the roadway, according to the Florida Highway Patrol, possibly due to low-light conditions and the victims dark clothing. The collision occurred about 5:40 am about a mile west of CR 121, often referred to as Riv er Road, near Baldwin. FHP said Ms. Bennett initially thought she struck a deer with the right front of her 1988 Chevy 1500, which sustained an estimated $8000 in damage, and returned to the scene. When she realized the victim was a person, she called authorities. The highway was closed until about 9:30 am.JIM MCGAULEYPRESS PUBLISHER editor@bakercountypress.comThe Jacksonville-based First Coast YMCA is closing its Baker County headquarters St. effective the end of March. A vice-president of the orFebruary 24 during a meet ing of the local YMCA board, ending speculation that the district would not hold onto the Baker County branch after The Y will continue to provide its fee-based youth sports programs in soccer, swimming and basketball, along with summer camps, and for the popular Silver Sneakcitizens. The Baker Family YMCA has been in existence since 2001. Any remnants of the organization will likely move county pool just west of the soon-to-be vacated branch headquarters. As word spread ahead of the form of letters to members from Jeremy Seldomridge, vice-president of operations at First Coast, regulars reacted with disbelief as they showed up for work-outs the morning after the board meeting. I feel like the wind has been kicked out of me, said Gloria Finley, who has been membership coordinator at the Y for two years. People are reacting basically with disbelief and disappointment. This is a place theyve become comfortable with over the years and some have been here since it opened. To many of us, its like home. Her reaction was similar to that of Mag McGauley of Glen St. Mary, chair of the local YMCA board. We are saddened and disappointed that the doors to the wellness center are being closed. Many adults use this facility for group exercise she stated. Thankfully, the sports programs and Silver Sneakers will continue ... [they] are critical to the health of our seniors and children. Our board continues to sup port [them] in every way possible. In his membership letter to go out later this week, Mr. Seldomridge notes that March day and promised the organization will refund remaining portions of pre-paid fees, plus halt bank and credit card drafts through the end of the month. After carefully monitoring the usage of the Baker County YMCA, we have determined that the demand in the community is simply not strong enough to continue providing membership services there, organization that oversees Y Florida counties. The Press requested early County operation in recent years that led up to the deci -Another meth den uncovered with kids insideSee page 8L ady C ats 3-0 in district play, 5-1 overallSee page 22T eachers teacher takes districts top honorSee page 17 bakercountypress.comVisit our website and vote each week in our online poll. ONLINE POLL RESULTS How would you characterize the water quality of the St. Marys River?4% Great 6 2% Good 2 4% Poor 10% Horrible Purchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Jim McGauleyRegulars in the morning workout crew on treadmills earlier this week (above) the day after the closing decision.Purchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Jim McGauleyJosh Tucker (above) will have to nd another venue for his daily workouts.Local YMCA tness center closingStruggled nancially since 2001The trial of a Macclenny man with a lengthy criminal record for ended abruptly earlier this month when the victim took the stand and refused to testify against him. weapon in public against Martius D. Holland, had little choice but to dismiss the remaining two charges against him, aggravated asby a convicted felon. Ricky Tisdale, 31, also of Macclenny, was sworn in February 10 as the states chief witness and promptly declared several times in response to questioning I dont want nothin to do with this case, according to witnesses in the courtroom at the time. Circuit Judge William E. Davis, sitting in for Judge Mark Mose ley, said he had never seen a situation like that before. The judge later advised the witness, who also has an extensive criminal record, of the penalties for contempt of court for refusing to testify, though he was not charged with that offense. After speaking outside the courtroom with several other witnesses, Assistant State Attormember jury out of the room that the prosecu tion was dropping the remaining charges. a so-called -20-life referring to the miniarm while committing a forcible felony. Based on statements that day, it is surmised that Mr. Holland, who was out on bond pend ing trial, threatened Mr. Tisdale and others Mr. Holland, 31, whose lengthy arrest record is rife with drug-related offenses, including one in 2009 that resulted in a prison sentence, was most recently taken into custody on February 4 on a warrant for sale and possession of cocaine and marijuana in south Macclenny. He allegedly sold the drugs to a buyer cooperating with the sheriffs department. Mr. Tisdales criminal past includes a prison sentence in 2007 for robbery while armed and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a charge later dropped. In another recent circuit court case, Judge Moseley on February 18 sentenced another chronic offender to two years in prison after he entered no contest pleas to multiple felonies. Thomas Akridge Jr., 25, entered the pleas to possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia, felony driving on a suspended license, tampering with evidence, possession of chemicals used to produce meth and bringing contraband into county jail. He entered a similar plea to a lesser count of culpable negligence in caring for his 1-year-old son, who was found by a neighbor wandering outside his residence on Ben Rowe Circle with another child in September, 2013. Martius Holland Ricky TisdaleNo charges in fatalityMIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF When Anthony Siddell spoke before the Glen St. Mary man waited his turn like all the other speakers who were present to voice concerns about a new subdivision proposed on Nursery Boulevard. But when Mr. Siddell returned to reiterate his objections before the county commission on February 18, he was not in as agreeable a mood as he had been a few weeks earlier. This time, he refused to follow established proce was argumentative and confrontational. His demeanor became so disruptive that the 67-year-old Vietnam War veteran was arrested and spent the night in jail on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest without violence after he refused to leave the meeting peaceably. I can understand people letting their emotions get the best of them, Commission chairman Jimmy Anderson said afterward. But he looked like he could come across that desk at the commissioners. Several individuals, including Mr. Siddell, had gone to the meeting to register their concerns about a proposed rezoning requested by building contractor Rock Rhoden to allow for the construction of 17 new houses on a 10-acre site, formerly zoned agricultural, a quarter-mile south of US 90 on Nursery Boulevard. The commission later that evening voted unanimously to approve the rezoning of the property to medium density residential, allowing conventional homes (no trailers) on half-acre lots, where previously lot sizes were limited to 7.5 acres. A public hearing on the issue began at 6:15 pm and Mr. Siddell, seated at the rear of the room, began talking about why he objected to the rezoning request. When Commissioner and state his name and address into the mi crophone for the record, Mr. Siddell refused. I can sit back here and talk as much as I want, Mr. Siddell replied. Thats in the First Amendment to the Constitution. Have you read that lately! Moments later, the meeting proceeded normally, with other speakers walking to the podium and stating their views, then returning to their seats. A little later, Mr. Siddell again began talking from the rear of the room, but then walked to the podium and complied with Mr. Andersons request to give his name and address for the record before stating that he lives across the street from this damn thing. S ee page 4 S ee page 4 S ee page 4Unruly speaker arrested at meeting Victim refuses to testify; gun counts on Holland vanish

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Page3F EBRUARY 27, 2014 Page 2 T B C P ursday, February 27, 2014What about that one, Dad? That looks about right for Mrs. March. Sara Beth and I picked up a hat from one of the many sutlers tents we visited at the Olustee reenactment. She had come to try to and costume pieces for Little Women, the play we are directing for the spring at BCHS. The Olustee Battle took place around the same time as the story in the play. I love going to Olustee for the battle reenactment. Ive gone to the festival for many years and watched it slowly grow in popularity and renown. Thats a good thing. People should always know their history. Initially, other than the re-enactors, it was mainly locals from this part of the state who attended. Nowadays, and particularly this year with the 150th anniversary of the battle, if you scanned the parked cars you saw license tags from all over. It was a beautiful weekend for the reenactment, with tempera tures in the 60s during the day. Ive been when its pouring rain and also when the temperatures were in the teens. The reenactors have braved their way through the lousy weather, but this year they were rewarded for the sesquicentennial. I rarely ever go to the battle on Sunday because of the crowds, and much prefer the skirmish on Saturday. But you can certainly The guns both sides issued were still wildly inaccurate and you infantry marched against other massed infantry and slugged it out from short distances of under 100 yards. Soldiers were told to aim low because the bullets would have a tendency to rise as they came out of the barrel. When one man went down, another stepped in to The reenactment recreates that well, but like kids playing war, nobody really wants to be the guy that gets shot, so we dont see the toll that kind of battle could take. If you had the misfortune of being shot and the wound was not a clean one, i.e. it hit a bone, the chances were that you were going tion and disease killed more soldiers than the enemy. This was the era when a surgeon got the nickname sawbones. A good sawbones could remove an arm or leg in 25 seconds and move on to the next one. Not a lot of diagnosis going on. Another thing that always amazes me about the Olustee reenactment is that it was such an odd place for a battle. The Union wanted to cut the rail line to keep supplies of food from heading up to the cause there werent any roads there. So they were tromping along the rail line through the palmetto scrub when they bumped into the Confederate force sent to stop them. their legs and the Confederate skirmishers hid in the trees taking pot shots. Strategically, it was one of those battles that had very litof the troops on both sides that took part in the battle were killed or wounded. That was about average for the Civil War. The Confederates under Brigadier General Joseph Finnegan kept the rail lines open and the Union troops had to retreat back to Jacksonville, so in that respect it was a win for the CSA. One of the interesting sidelights of the battle was that the black regiment the 54th Massachusetts that was featured in the Denzel Washington movie Glory took part in the battle. They were usually in vanguard of the attack and because of that took heavy casualties. They were very careful to pull their wounded soldiers to safety because wounded black troops usually didnt make it off the battle I was thrilled to hear that the state is allotting $1 million for a new museum. That will be a great way to keep the festival moving forward. Sara Beth and I moved to the next sutlers tent. Sutlers followed the army and sold things like tobacco, food and letter writing sup I love the look back into the past one gets in the sutler tents. Besides stuff. We picked up a fan and hat and a pocket watch that worked for the show. We also had a great time on a beautiful spring afternoon. You cant ask for more than that. LIKE US ONFACEBOOK TO JOIN THE DISCUSSIONA re there enough dollar stores in B aker C ounty?Once we conrmed that Dollar General is building a new store pretty close to its existing Macclenny store [see related story on page 8], we turned to our Face book followers for their take. Is having two Dollar General stores within about a mile of each other, plus the location in Glen St. Mary and other similar stores in Macclenny too much, we asked. Heres a look at the responses: Miranda Williams: We dont need another DG in Baker. A skate rink or bowling ally would probably become a hang out for kids, but so what? They need to have fun too! It might decrease the teenage pregnancy rate if they had something else to occupy their free time in. Lynn Richardson Higgins: Put it in Sanderson. Macclenny and Glen have one. We are Baker too you know! Christopher Apromollo: This town legitimately amazes me sometimes. Laura Staord-Jacobs: Thats crazy! Why cant we get more restaurants, a bowling ally or skating place instead? Something for kids to do. Barry Melton: Restaurants dont want to come here because they cant sell booze on Sunday. Robert Brookens: We cant get a Dunkin Donuts because you have to have the capital to open ve of them. We cant get a skate rink or bowling alley because the county/city is afraid it will become a hangout for kids. The old Walmart would have been a great spot for a bowling alley/skate rink. They close and ll in a swimming pool decades ago but now you have to pay and be a member of the YMCA to swim. If its not sports (football) or church re lated you can bet it wont get any sup port from local ocials. Dana Reilly: Ever price the cost of a bowling alley or a skating rink? I have. Very, very, every expensive with insurance being a huge premium. People who want these things need to be able to fund them. The county and/or city has nothing whatsoever to do with it. Stephanie Miller: We are getting a Krystals. Its projected opening date is April 24. Right beside the Wae House. Amanda Castillo: Wow! Maybe one day this town will get smart and open up something to entertain kids. Our kids have nothing to do that is safe. Riding dirt roads, drinking and drugs is killing our youth and our community. Tracey Anderson: We dont need another one. Rhonda Brock Davis: The reason good restaurants do not come to Macclenny doesnt have anything to do with alcohol. There is not enough population! Any business that opens in Macclenny is a plus. It will create jobs, so what if its a Dollar General! Stephanie McClung Starling: My hubby says we need an Academy or Bass Pro Shop lol ... I say a Cracker Barell would do excellent here. And a Chick-Fil-A. Shawna Mcdonald Sapp: Thats crazy! Yes, we have plenty! Rachel Ratliff Hodgson: All the money they have to build them they should be able to pay there employees better and be nicer to them. Barry Melton: Well, Im sure the folks at corporate crunched numbers based on the success of the new store in Glen and realized that building a new one in Macclenny would turn a prot. However, Im almost certain that they are closing their current Macclenny lo cation and moving into the new store. Having two stores within a mile of each other doesnt make sense. If thats the case, Im all for a new DG. The store in Macclenny is a dump. [Editors note: the new store is not replacing the existing store.] Curtis Tharpe: Im all for another Dollar General coming to town. The state will make them build a ridiculously large retention pond, which will be great for recreation. One more place for me to go shing. Porsch Alise Mahan: What is the need for so many? Its obvious no one wants another Dollar Store, so why build one? Jermaine Ford: We need something worth spending our money at, like a Popeyes chicken or a Golden Corral or something. Reactions to pedestrian death on US 90 ...Af ter a Jacksonville women was killed walking along US 90 Tuesday morning [see related story on page 1], we spread the news on Facebook and saw the following reactions from readers: Tracey Anderson: It is bad that peo ple cant walk anywhere and all. I dont have a car and there have been times myself and my kids have to walk and it is starting to be dangerous to walk any where. Praying for this family. Charlotte Wright Mcintyre: I agree. I am so sorry someone was hit. I do worry every time I drive at night. You can not see these people on the very edge of the road. Joshua Forth: Its worse at night along that road. People walking up and down that road wearing darks cloths. Whats even worse is they walk in the road. And you wonder why peo ple get hit. Use some commons sense when walking along a busy road. Wear something that everyone can see, not dark clothes. DeAnna Rewis McDue: I pray for all of them involved. To accidentally run over and kill someone has got to be terrible. I pray for the victim and all of the family and friends. Daytona 500 predictions ... O n February 21 we posted: On this day in 1948, the National Association for Stock Car Racing or NASCAR as its widely known today was ocially incorporated. NASCAR racing would go on to become one of Americas most popular spectator sports, as well as a multi-billion-dollar industry. The Daytona 500 is Sunday who do you think will win? Here are some the predictions: Shirley Jordan: Jimmy Johnson Debbie Burnett Culberson: Dale Jr! Rhonda Brock Davis: Jr. Tammy Crawford McFarland: JR or Steward. Anyone but Johnson, Gordon or the Busch brothers. Barry Melton: Ricky Bobby. Walter Kelly Crews: He was my principal when I was in my high school years. I would like to think he had a positive inuence on me. Colleen Scharphorn Harvey: JR! Get in on the Facebook discussion by searching for The Baker County Press and liking our page to stay informed. We post breaking news, community events information, links to photos, video and other free content at www.bakercountypress.com, as well as pose questions to readers to generate discussion on local issues. You can also follow us on Twitter by searching for BakerCoPress. INSURANCE ACCEPTED:AvMed BC/BS(except Medicare Advantage or Medicare HMO products)Cigna Health Options Medicaid & Medicare Tricare for Life Tricare StandardDr. Patricia Jones graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with Honors. She completed her residency training at the University of Florida Department of Community Health and Family Medicine and completed her internship training at the University of North Carolina. Join Baker County Medical Services in welcoming Dr. Jones and her family to our communityDr. Jones will be accepting new patients and available from 8-5 Monday Friday.Call 259-7815 for an appointment Dr. Patricia Jones Clinic is accepting new patients regardless of DOPSON FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER159 North 3rd St. | Macclenny | Bcmedsvcs.com Dopson Family Medical Center is owned and operated by Baker County Medical Services, Inc plus 259-2261130 North 4th St., Macclenny, FLwww.nefcom.net*Offer is only valid for customers switching from another provider. Early cancellation fee applies.to your choice of:Baker Grill Calendars Pizzeria DDs Sports Grill Firehouse Subs Laredos Mexican Restaurant Pier Six Seafood Sams Crystal River Seafood The Village Store Woodys Bar-B-Que High-Speed Internet Service NEFCOM Unlimited (Local, Jacksonville and Long Distance Calls) Calling Features & Voice Mail FREE Installation 1 Year Contract* $ 39 95per monthfor 12 monthsExcludes taxes & surchargesOnly MY SIDE OFTHE MATTERR OBERT GERARD License plates from all over at Olustee BattleDear Editor: The story by Mike Anderson about the newly formed Baker County Business Alliance group in last weeks Press was a little confusing as to where this group stands politically, but it certainly shed some light on its agency of being pro sand mining. Whats confusing is the fact that alliance member Kirk Gravelle just recently denied being for sand mining when asked by some local Republi cans. If the Business Alliance is not political, then why is Gravelle the local Republi can chairman and how can the group be concerned with the outcome of elections if theyre not involved in them There is a rumor that the Business Alliance will target any vote for sand mining. The article reported that Business Alliance member Doug Moore moved to Baker County 13 years ago, and thats simply not true. He resides in Duval County in a home that he claims for Homestead Exemption, and he is also a registered voter there. He apparently likes to give the impression that he lives in Baker County, and that gives him more credibility as far as sand mining is concerned when he is trying to snake charm the locals. Doug Moore doesnt live in Baker County, and if he does, maybe someone should ask the Duval County property apHomestead Exemption. Its most confusing that the Baker County Business Alliance claims to be pro-environ ment and some in the group even call themselves environ mentalists, all the while sup porting and promoting sand mining. How can you support an industry that brutalizes and rapes the environment, and at the same time claim to care about it is beyond me. I call that good old boy double talk. If Baker County citizens are truly concerned about preserving and protecting our water resources and keeping the environment safe they should join the Baker County Environmental Justice Foundation, Inc. Membership is free and it was formed to protect Baker County and its citizens from undesirable industries that threaten the well-being of our resources and positive future growth.Richard Duckworth JacksonvilleSkeptical about Business Alliance group Photos courtesy of FacebookReaders sent in pictures for Love Your Pet DayIn honor of Love Your Pet Day last week we urged our readers on Facebook to share their pet photos. Many of the animals sent in were adopted, including Jay Canadays two dogs (pictured at top left). Theres his bloodhound Lilly Faye (left) and greyhound Ebbie. Lynne Bowen shared what appears to be a herd of dogs (pictured at below), which she described as our crew. Amy Mo ran Brandt posted a photo of her pup (pictured at top right), saying I love my dog Bandit. Kathleen Esford Johnson showed us her trio of rescues Rocky, Rudy and Rosie (at right) with their daddy, as well as a close-up of Rocky. Tracey Andersons collie (above) Truman has been missing for more than a month. Her cat, BJ, is also pictured.

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ursday, February 27, 2014 T B C P Page 5 Page 4 T B C P ursday, February 27, 2014sion and as of late Tuesday had not heard back from Nikos Westmoreland, an employee in the marketing department. the adult membership at 280. Tuesday morning, four Baker County bus drivers participating in a 12-week Fitness Challenge agreed the closing area and, like others in the gym that day, wondered if it would be replaced. Kim Kyer, one of the driv ers who is also a regular member, said shell miss the convenience. I like coming here and theyve got the babysitting feature that allows me to bring my grandbaby, she said. Josh Tucker, a 27-year-old Macclenny resident whose hes a serious gym rat, says hell be losing the venue where he prefers to work out 1-2 hours nearly every day. Im not sure what Ill do. I tried Anytime (Anytime Fitness, the private gym near the this better. Quizzed that morning, many YMCA attendees said they preferred it to the other gym for reasons ranging from its less crowded, its quieter and has older clientele. Tim Starling, an ex-county school superintendent, is one of the morning regulars and lamented news of the closing. I feel bad because this has been a great asset, particularly to older people, many of them handicapped. Its a great place for rehab with all the right equipment nothing can replace what they have here, said he. The impeding closure is likely to prompt YMCA fans to the void, including construction of a new facility on property nearby likely to be given back to the City of Macclenny by the YMCA. Possibilities nancing with help from government agencies and grants to local government owning the facility outright and fold Y sports programs into the countys recreation depart ment. $5offOne coupon per person. 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Dr. Carter, D.M.D IMPLANT CONSULTATION INCLUDING X-RAYS FREE$175 VALUE your community. your newspaper.Subscribe today and save!Get 52 weeks of The Baker County Press delivered to your mailbox for only $25 for in-county residents. Thats a savings of over $17 a year.Call or stop by the oce today! rfntbt 104 South Fih St., Macclenny || 259-2400 || www.bakercountypress.com F rom page 1BAKER COUNTY C OMMISSION Woodlawn Kennels Quality Professional Care ....... . . . . . . .................. NOTICEis hereby given that the MACCLENNY HOUSING AUTHORITY will be closing the application process for the 1 AND 2 BEDROOM LIST as of ursday, February 27, 2014. We will continue accepting appli cations for the 3 and 4 bedroom units. You may re trieve an application online at machsat.org or come by the oce at 402 E. Stansell Ave. Macclenny, Fl. Purchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Jim McGauleyMelissa Brannen, a bus driver participating in a tness challenge at the Y.Local YMCA is closing tness center in MarchIn other sentencings during that February 18 session, Judge Moseley ordered Brett A. Johnson to county jail for eight months following his no contest plea to battery, downgraded from an original charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. He got credit for 98 days already in custody. similar plea to possession of ammunition by a felon and will serve 364 days in jail. days in jail to count as partial sentence for Tarina Thompson, then placed her on drug offender probation for 18 months after she pleaded no contest to possession of mari juana with intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was also ordered to get a GED. house arrest for six months, followed by two years on drug offender probation for trafstate dropped counts of grand arm as part of the plea agree ment, and a restitution hearing will be held next month. test to possession of marijuana with intent to sell and growing marijuana, and was placed on an 18-month probation. of sale of a controlled substance and allowed Richard McCune to plead to a reduced charge of possession. The judge allowed 29 days already spent in county jail as part of the sentence, then imposed a three-year drug offender probation. F rom page 1Victim refuses to testify...Even though speakers typically are limited to three minutes, Mr. Anderson allowed Mr. Siddell about 10 minutes to ramble on about how the proposed development could produce substandard low-income housing that could destroy the neighborhood, much like what he said had occurred in his old Westside Jacksonville neighborhood before he and his family moved to Baker County several years ago. After the public hearing was closed at 7:03 pm and commissioners began discussing the case, Mr. Siddell once more began uttering loud remarks from the rear of the room, interrupting Mr. Anderson when the commissioner called for a study to determine how much it would cost the county to pave the entire Nursery Boulevard all the way from the proposed development to CR 125. After approving Mr. Rhodens rezoning application and moving on to other zoning cases scheduled for public hearings, Mr. Siddell stood up and started once again being disruptive, making loud outbursts causing the citizens that were present to be uneasy, according to his arrest report. Thats when Chairman Anderson asked Mr. Siddell to be quiet or leave the meeting. In stead, Mr. Siddell continued his outburst, at which time he was asked to leave the building by had been in attendance during the entire meeting. According to the arrest re port, Mr. Siddell replied: . I aint going anywhere. When the lieutenant attempted to escort ensued and Mr. Siddell and the Seconds later, Deputy Johnny Hodges arrived and said later in the report that he saw Mr. ately helped restrain Mr. Siddell, who was handcuffed and taken to jail. Commissioner Anderson said the incident was unsettling and one that he hopes he never has to experience again. Ive never been put in that kind of situation before, he said. When he started cussing, I made eye contact with the deputy to say we need to get him to leave. He refused any kind of cooperation. who is seeking re-election this year, said he regretted the entire incident, especially having a military veteran arrested and put in jail. It just tore me up, him being elderly and a veteran, he said. It rattled a few people, and it rattled me. But I always gave him respect and called him sir. I never got angry and never raised my voice. Zoning hearings, which deal with peoples land and lives, often evoke anger and irritation among those opposed to property being rezoned because they feel it will adversely im pact them. But Ed Preston, the countys planning and zoning director, said he had never seen anyone get arrested at a public meeting in his seven years with the county. Weve got a process for hearing from the public that gives everybody a time and a space, Mr. Preston said. This citizen went beyond that. He was just disrupting the meeting. Mr. Preston praised Commissioner Anderson for his cool demeanor and the way he handled the situation. When the public hearing was over and the gentleman continued talking, he (Anderson) asked him to stop, I think twice, Mr. Preston said. His only option then was to ask that he be removed. But it was unfortunate, Mr. Preston said, that Mr. Siddells conduct got him arrested. There may have been other things going on in his life that we dont know about. Everybody has a bad day, he said. Tony Esterling, Baker Coun with Mr. Siddell in jail the morning after his arrest to offer assistance at the request of County Manager C.J. Thompson. Mr. Siddell was released on his own recognizance later that morning. Citing federal privacy laws, Mr. Esterling said he could not discuss anything concerning Mr. Siddells state of mind, but he did verify that the man was a veteran of the Vietnam War, which returned many soldiers with post traumatic stress disorder. We made some arrangements with the VA (Veterans Affairs) to offer him some assistance, Mr. Esterling said. F rom page 1Unruly speaker is arrested...MIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF Baker County commissioners have unanimously approved subdivisions on the east side of Nursery Boulevard directly across the road from Glenwood Estates subdivision near Glen St. Mary. After a public hearing on the evening of February 18, during which one opponent of the proposed development was arrested for repeatedly interrupting the proceedings, commissioners approved the plan calling for a higher-density subdivision allowing for two homes per acre. The zoning was changed from agricultural which had allowed no more than one house or mobile home on 7.5 acres to RC.5, which allows residences on half-acre lots but restricts the type of dwellings to conventional homes. No mobile homes are allowed. The developer, Macclenny building contractor Rock Rhoden, said he planned to construct 17 custom houses, leav ing the remaining acreage for a paved road ending in a cul-desac and a storm water retention pond. The plan also requires Mr. Rhoden to pave Nursery Boulevard which extends from US 90 southward to CR 125 at Inter state 10 from where the pavement now ends at the entrance to Glenwood to his subdivision site. He will also have to continue paving Nursery Boulevard to his two other 10-acre parcels, each of which will have houses on either side of a road ending in a cul-de-sac, as they are developed in the future. Meanwhile, those parcels will remain zoned for agriculture unoped, which will take a couple of years, Mr. Rhoden said. If you approve this, Mr. Rhoden told commissioners, it will make the county enough (property) taxes to pave Nursery Boulevard all the way to (CR) 125. Despite Mr. Rhodens assurances that his development will add to the countys property tax base and be an asset to the vicinity, an hour-long public hearing drew comments from several Glenwood homeowners who expressed concerns about how the development would in already bad drainage problem in the area and maybe even hurt their property values. Frank Pendleton, who lives on two acres across the road from the site, said his property value would drop if Mr. Rhoden builds smaller, cheaper quality homes. Most of the homes in Glenwood have 2,000 to 3,000 square feet of living space on one to two acres of land. You have a responsibility to the people of this community now, not to people who may come in the future, Mr. Pendle ton told commissioners, adding that he plans to live the rest of his life in Glenwood and wants to maintain the current quality of life that exists there now. George Weeks, president of the Glenwood Neighborhood Association, said he was torn between supporting Mr. Rhodens private property rights and speaking against a subdivision development that he feared could have a harmful impact on the people and properties he represents. The three areas of concern most noted by Glenwood home owners, Mr. Weeks said, were focused on additional traffic, drainage and potential impact on property values. the area has been a continuous problem for many years, including a 10-foot section of Nursery Boulevard that got washed out by storm water in 1993, he said he wanted assurance that the development will include drainage improvements. We dont want our neighborsaid. Anthony Siddell, the man who was later taken to jail on charges of disturbing the peace and resisting arrest, was the most vehement critic of the development, which he said could be devastating to the existing neighborhood if federally-subsidized housing is built. I live across the street from this damn thing, Mr. Siddell, of 10224 Nursery Blvd., told the commission. Does it have anything to do with HUD (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) putting any mon ey into this thing? Mr. Rhoden countered every concern with his own view of how his very nice subdivision borhood and the county. He said the development will feature uniquely designed homes and will not be a typical tract subdivision where all the houses look the same. I dont see how it could bring anybodys property value down, he said. By no means nancing in this. Itll all be conI built a substandard house and I wont start now. He said the houses he plans to build will contain about 1,500 square feet of heated and cooled living space, plus two-car garages and porches totaling an additional 1,000 square feet. Furthermore, Mr. Rhoden said, state water management regulators will require him to meet strict storm water con tainment standards that will not permit any rain water on his property to impact surrounding properties. The most severe drainage problems in the area are to the west of his property, anyway, he said, adding, If we do anything were going to make the water problem better, not worse. As to the concerns about property values, Mr. Rhoden said, the rezoning will ensure that trailers will never go on the 30 acres, which would not be the case under the old agricultural zoning. Its zoned for mobile homes right now, he said. We could put around 14 mobile homes there right now on the total 30 acres on a dirt road. After the hearing was closed, Commissioner Adam Giddens agreed that the state will require drainage improvements on Mr. Rhodens property and he recommended the rezoning be approved. Commissioner James Croft seconded the motion, noting that conventional housing in the new subdivision will add to the countys tax base, which has been eroded in recent years due to the fractured housing market. Before calling for a vote on the issue, Commission Chairman Jimmy Anderson said he regulators are going to make sure that all the water stays on the (new subdivision) property. Agency recommended approval of the project by a 3-1 vote after a public hearing on Jan. 23, which drew some of the same com ments commissioners heard last week. In separate zoning applications last week, commissioners: special use permit to allow Verizon to erect a communications tower 250 feet high on a 8.6-acre parcel owned by Destiny People Worship Center Church at 7445 SR 121, just south of Northeast Florida State Hospital. An Orlando attorney representing Verizon said the company also will have space available on its tower for three other cell phone providers, which should vastly improve wireless service for cell phone customers in western Baker County. In a report to the board, Planning and Zoning Director Ed Preston said the countys height limit for such towers is only 150 feet but that the additional 100 feet could be approved as proposed with agricultural zoning. And the site is adjacent to agricultural zoning and institutional zoning, Mr. Preston noted in his report, adding: It is the planning directors opinion that the application as proposed meets the intent of the land de velopment regulations, if not the letter. unpaved road just north of CotRoad. Zoning was changed from AG 7.5, an agricultural zone re quiring a minimum 7.5 acres per residence, to residential me dium density allowing one residence per 2.5 acres. The applicant said he had given his daughter the front 2.5 acres and he planned to build his new home in back.Glen subdivision plan OKedConcern voiced on home size, drainageThe following dispositions were ordered by County Judge Joey Williams during regular court session on February 19: and misdemeanor marijuana possession; six-month probation, 50 hours community service and $225 restitution. theft; 30 days in jail. sion of drug paraphernalia; 45 days in jail, 12-month probation, 40 hours community service, 24 hours community service. a suspended license; failed to appear, warrant issued. er, driving on a suspend ed license; 30 days in jail, 12-month probation, attend license school and obtain valid license. a suspended license; failed to appear, warrant issued. and shoplifting; failed to appear, warrant issued. police without violence; 30 days in jail. a suspended license; court costs. suspended license; 60 days County sentence. session of drug paraphernalia; 15 days in jail, one-year probation. (2), resisting police without violence, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief; 60 days in jail, 12-month probation. a suspended license; court costs.Dispositions in county court Band group needs itemsDonations of saleable items are needed for the annual spring yard sale sponsored supports band activities at both Baker High and the middle school. Bring the items to the band rooms at either school from 2:30-4:30 on school afteraddress for a tax deductible receipt. To arrange for the pick-up of large items, please contact Kim at 904-334-4499.

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ursday, February 27, 2014 T B C P Page 7 Page 6 T B C P ursday, February 27, 2014Police arrested a Sanderson man on multiple misdemean or charges in the early morn ing of February 23 after he beHouse on 6th Street. Christopher Stokes, 26, was causing a disturbance inside the restaurant while reserve deputy Charles Spitzer was busy dealing with another subject outside. The suspect refused to walk outside to Spitzer called for assistance. Deputy Jeremiah Combs ed, entered the restaurant and approached the booth Mr. Stokes was sitting in. The suspect became confrontathey asked him to step outside with them. He backed into the booth against the wall and once again refused the authorities requests to step outside. ant reached into the booth to try to grab the suspects arms but he attempted to pull away. Mr. Stokes out of the booth on their second attempt but he tried to pull away from their grasps again. After a brief skirmish, the against the wall and forcibly applied the restraints to him. Mr. Combs resisted being placed into the police car and once inside, he slipped the handcuffs to his front, which forced the police to reapply the cuffs. During the process, he continued to resist and was only compliant when pressure points were used behind his ear. Mr. Combs was then transdegree misdemeanor resistgree disorderly intoxication in public. In other related incidents: Macclenny was arrested for disorderly intoxication in the early morning of February 20 after causing a disturbance at refused alcohol. Mr. Hodges was screaming at the staff when Deputy Daryl Mobley arrived. The suspect refused to step outside and took an aggressive stance by clinching his hands into a Mr. Hodges to the ground and placed him in handcuffs. Complainant April Mayne said the suspect became irate when she refused to serve him, and he also tried jumping over the bar several times. St. Mary was arrested just after midnight on February 21 for disorderly intoxication when police found him kneeling on the ground in front of Altmans Grocery. Complainant April Thomas, who lives next door to the business, said she could hear a man yelling obscenities from inside her residence and she saw Mr. Carter stumbling around the parking lot. She told Deputy John Minkell that the suspect had fallen several times while she watched him, hitting his head once. Mr. Carter admitted to hav ing too many drinks when he He told the complainant, If I go to jail, youre going to pay for this.Purchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Jim McGauleyKrystal, Dollar General store coming...J.R. Campbell of Crowley Concrete in Jacksonville levels foundation dirt earlier this week under what will soon be a 2300square-foot K rystal restaurant on the east side of South 6th St. in Macclenny. The company-owned store is expected to open in late spring or early summer, though a rm date has not been set, according to a spokeswoman for the Atlanta-based chain. She declined to disclose construction costs or number of expected employees. I n the photo at bottom, sheet steel has been lying for several months awaiting the start of construction on a 7300-square-foot Dollar General store on the east side of SR 121 south of I nterstate 10 near the large communication tower. A spokeswoman for the company says its unusual to have another location so close to an existing store (on South 6th near the K rystal location) but trac volume is considered sucient to justify it. Dollar General opened a large store in downtown Glen St. Mary last year after moving from smaller quarters down the street on US 90. The new Macclenny store is expected to open in late July, possibly sooner pending weather conditions. 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County commissioners discussed the river and its impor tance during the boards regular bi-monthly meeting on February 18 when an annual report was submitted by the St. Marys River Management Committee (SMRMC). I know water is one thing we cant do without, Commission Chairman Jimmy Anderson said. Im very concerned, as a commissioner, about pollutants going into the river and protecting our water for future generations. What prompted Mr. An dersons comment was a query from Commissioner Gordon Crews about whether anyone was aware of any proposals in the works for pulling water out of the river. Chris Gazes, one of Baker Countys representatives on the SMRMC and the presenter of the annual report, replied that no evidence existed that anyone was planning such a move, at least not aggressively. The reason he asked, Mr. Crews said, was because he knew the City of Jacksonville had in the past expressed a desire to withdraw water from the St. Marys for use by the Jacksonville Electric Authority and the Town of Baldwin. He was curious whether the proposal had become a current topic of interest. County Manager C.J. Thompson stated that the St. Marys was on a list of alternative water sources being eyed by Jacksonville some time ago, but had been deemed too expensive and not likely to be pursued for the next 15 years or so. Well, its a bad idea, Mr. Crews said. I dont even like be ing on the list. Mr. Gazes, a Macclenny land owner and developer, told commissioners that the SMRMC was equally concerned about the river and surrounding water bodies Creek north of Macclenny. He told the board that the management committee could develop a plan focusing on what is needed to protect and conserve the river, as Mr. Anderson suggested, and report back to the board at a later time. The St. Marys River extends roughly 100 miles from its source in the Okefenokee Swamp to the Atlantic Ocean, where it empties after snaking its way through four counties: Charlton and Camden on the Georgia side and Baker and Nassau in Florida. Its journey ends at the mouth of the ocean between St. Marys, Ga. and Fernandina Beach, Fla. Part of the annual report pre sented to commissioners last week addressed the SMRMCs role in reviewing two sand min ing proposals in Baker County last year and their potential im pact to the river. One company, Oldcastle Southern Group, had proposed using treated wastewater from the City of Macclen ny, which presently discharges rather than pulling water from the Floridan Aquifer. There was discussion about posed reuse of the City of Macclennys treated wastewater, the report stated, by eliminating the discharge of wastewater to a tributary of the St. Marys River, and there were questions raised about the potential adverse impacts to the aquifer, and possibly related impacts to the river from the proposed mining activities. Noting that county commissioners denied Oldcastles zoning application last year, the report stated that the SMRMC will continue to review land use proposals that have the potential ity of the river.Support solid for river preservationMIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF The Baker County Commission recently approved an agreement that will use people assigned to community service work to improve the appearance of the county courthouse exterior and grounds, including The agreement calls for $30,000 to be appropriated by the Court Facility Fund to Tri-County Probation Inc., which supervises probationers assigned to community service, for the project. Half the money will be used to purchase new equipment, irrigation costs and miscellaneous items such as liability insurance and landscaping grass in preparation for new sod, plants, shrubs and mulch. The other $15,000 will go toward monthly maintenance and upkeep of the buildings and grounds under the direct supervision of a commuwill be required to work 24 hours each week. The agreement approved during the boards regular meeting on February 18 runs from March 1, 2014 to February 28, 2015, waives $475 said. The county manager endorsed the agreement, saying the exterior appearance of the one-block courthouse area needs to be a little more respectable. Commissioner Anderson said that if Tri-County didnt provide a supervisor for the work crews, the county would have to hire somebody else to do it. In other business that evening, commissioners: ply the county with an ice merchandiser and stock it with 800 pounds of bagged ice weekly, consisting of 25 10-pound bags and 25 22-pound bags. The storage container will be housed at the countys road department facility at 8156 Cypress St. in Sanderson. The company agreed to make additional deliveries during summer months, if needed, at no additional charge. The county must give the company 24 hours advance notice if additional ice is needed. County Manager C.J. Thompson has said the county will save 10-pound bags and $1.15 per 22-pound bag. The county spent about $10,000 over a two year period with a former ice vendor, he said. The contract provides for a three-year extension upon mutual consent, or either party may terminate the deal at any time, with or without cause, after giving 60 days notice. The 20-page document, which covers the period October 1, 2013 until September 30, 2014, includes new language stating that unused annual leave will be considered hours worked for the purpose of calculating overtime. to a decision being made regarding the privatization of EMS services; state that seniority will account for at least 35 percent of any matrix scoring used to identify employees to be affected by layoffs; and establish stipends for training, quality assurance, supply and truck maintenance grants from the Florida Bureau of Emergency Medical Services to help the county to pay one-fourth the cost, $46,250, while the other requires a 10 percent local match, $18,500, for rural counties. David Richardson, county EMS director, said that by applying for both, the county is virtually assured of getting one approved and it just might be the least costly of the two.Community service to help improve the courthouse grounds A Macclenny woman faces multiple charges after a hit and run accident during the post-midnight hour February 19 at the intersection of South 6th and Jonathan streets. The woman whose Chevrolet was struck by a 2000 Honda SUV driven by Wendy Del gross, 46, called police as she followed the vehicle east from Macclenny on US 90 near the Walmart Distribution Center. Krista Newmans, 25, of Macclenny told Deputy Matt Riegel she was stopped at the intersection about 12:30 when the Honda sideswiped the left rear of her vehicle while mak ing a turn onto Jonathan. She turned around and followed it after it failed to stop. The deputy said he confronted Ms. Delgross parked off the roadway in a wooded area and noted she appeared slurred speech and constricted testing outside county jail, and at one point Deputy Riegel said she raised her hand and said to him, I want to hit you so bad. Delgross demeanor turned belligerent on the way to jail and again after arrival. A breathalyzer test did not indicate alcohol intoxication, and she eventually consented to a urine test for the presence of drugs. She was booked for DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, driving on a license with three suspensions and assault Police charged a Macclenny man with domestic battery on his live-in girlfriend for several times beating her head against the dashboard of a vehicle as she attempted to leave the accuseds Jule Rd. address. Deputy Chris Walker said he responded to a disturbance call the evening of February 19 and was told by Keri Cline that her brother Benjamin Cline, 25, and Autumn Stieger, 22, had been arguing much of that afternoon. She claimed the attack took place in her vehicle outside the residence as she prepared to take Ms. Stieger to another residence. The deputy noted redness on the victims facial area. No one involved was willing to sign statements as to the sequence of events. The Department of Children and Families was advised of the 6:30 pm incident because the couples two children were present. Mr. Cline has a lengthy criminal record for offenses ranging from grand theft and burglary to domestic violence and fraud. In other recent arrests, all the result of warrants: Hill, 26, both of the same Dolphin St. address in Sanderson, were both at county jail when arrested the afternoon of Feb ruary 21 on Duval County warrants for dealing in stolen property and false representa tion of ownership. rested Jessica Hudnall, 24, of Macclenny the morning of February 20 after receiving a tip that she was staying at the American Inn on South 6th St. She was wanted in Duval County for violation of probation on petty theft offenses. of White Springs was brought back to the Baker County jail from Columbia County on February 20 after complet ing a sentence there. He was wanted here for violation of probation stemming from a 2009 case of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. County Probation in Macclen ny twice the morning of Feb ruary 19 to arrest clients on outstanding warrants. Wanda Carter, 48, of Macclenny was wanted in Duval County for grand theft auto. 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ursday, February 27, 2014 T B C P Page 8 ursday, February 27, 2014 T B C P Page 9A Macclenny woman reported to the sheriffs depart ment on February 21 that she was the victim of what was likely a Nigerian-linked scam involving a party who represented itself as an oil industry employee in Oregon. The woman, 50, told Depu contact with the scammer, himself as Harry Peters, via the Internet in early Decem ber and they became close. She quit her job and planned to move to Texas, where Mr. Peters said he was moving to work on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. In the meantime, the victim said she began loaning him money via Western Union transfers to an agent he sup posedly worked for in Gaskin, Oregon. Over the months leading up to last week, she estimated the loans totaled $12,100. The woman told Deputy Clark she became suspicious Mr. Peters had been injured and needed $1300 for medical expenses. He would not answer his phone, and the text had supposedly been sent by a doctor. When the deputy informed her the scam was similar to others based in the African nation, the victim admitted that Mr. Peters had her wire money to Nigeria that he sent her, supposedly from a woman from up north. In other recent thefts, a White Springs man was arrested at the Macclenny Walmart the morning of February 21 after he attempted to leave the store with a cart laden with stolen merchandise. A store security worker told Deputy Michael Antonini he had to chase and wrestle Anthony Henderson, 38, to the ground in the parking lot and cers arrival. The suspect was also wanted in Columbia County for violating probation on a kidnapping charge. He was booked at county jail for felony shoplift ing and resisting a merchant. clenny reported the theft of a $50 Walmart gift card sent to her from a relative in central Florida. It was mail-delivered to her address on February 15, the same day it was used at the local store. UNEXPECTED BILLS? 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BCDCs budget year runs October through September, and according to financial statements reviewed at the corporations board of directors meeting February 19, total operating revenue for the fourmonth period from October through January was $4.1 million while expenses were $3.1 million, or about 4 percent over budget. The excess revenue is used to pay down debt and shore up reserves. Regarding the overrun on expenses, BCDC finance man ager Jeffrey Cox told the board that payroll during the period went about $115,000 over budget, or some 4.2 percent, and thanks to a re-classification of the facility by BCDCs liability insurance company, the cost of coverage rose about 13.4 per cent. Its going to be over all year, said Mr. Cox of the insur ance hike. The loss in net income for the first quarter totaled $19,969, which is pretty good I think ... when our population has been so far down, he said, adding that part-time workers are being used to help keep payroll expenses in check. Corrections chief John Finley informed the board that three full-time staff were replaced with part-time employees, saving BCDC the costs associated with full-time benefits. agreed that in light of a reduction in federal inmates last year, the relatively small first quarter loss shows BCDC is able to manage changes in the prisoner population. Were trying to run it like a business, responded Sheriff Joey Dobson. Mr. Finley, whose department has to react to the rise and fall in the detainee numbers, said it can be difficult to react quickly, however. We handle it, but its like pulling your hair out, he said. That prompted Mr. Payne to ask about the jails employee turnover rate. Mr. Finley said only about one or two positions turn over each year. Those officers often leave for higher paying jobs in other agencies, like the Florida Highway Patrol. But thats corrections in general, he said. The loss in the period leading up to a roughly $2.9 mil lion bond payment due that was due February 1, meant the corporation had to use a little bit of its reserve funds to make the payment, Mr. Cox said. The reserves, he said, stood at $1.3 million as of January 31. Thats about $2 million less than what bondholders would like to see. Operating expenses for the first quarter were $3.1 million. BCDC bonded $45 million to fund construction and startup of the 500-plus bed jail five years ago. The good news expressed at the meeting, however, was that the average daily inmate population for the north Macclenny facility spiked last month to 406 prisoners. It was a really good month, said Mr. Cox. The average for the first quarter was 388, or close to the 390 detainees assumed for budgeting purposes. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, inmates make up about half of the total population while local inmates amount to about 30 percent. The remaining detainees come from the US Marshals Service, Bureau of Prisons and other agencies. In other business last week: were asked to review two attorneys hoping to become the boards next counsel. BCDCs former attorney Terry Brown resigned from the post last year as well as his position as the Baker County Commissions attorney. Sheriff Dobson said the one of attorneys Russell A. Wade III was recommended from a list of applicants for the county position who was not selected. The other lawyer is Thomas O. Ingram of Jacksonville, but neither attorney works for the Clay County firm that commissioners hired late last year. That should assuage the concerns of some county commissioners who have called for the county and BCDC to have separate legal representation, the sheriff said. formed by BCDC staff that federal regulations governing how much vendors may charge inmates to make phone calls from jail were recently reduced. Mr. Cox said the changes, handed down by the Federal Communications Commission, eliminated a $3.95 connection fee for out-of-state calls and cut a 98-cent per-minute charge to 25 cents per minute. BCDC gets 70 percent of the per minute charges, Mr. Cox explained, which has traditionally paid for two employees and items for inmates like clothing and televisions. It was low to start with and now its even lower, he said. The rate reduction benefiting inmates and their families will reduce BCDCs revenue, however. Sheriff Dobson said the National Sheriffs Association is working on legislation to remedy the rate reductions. The sheriffs department raided another residence the past week after a report that occupants were manufacturing methamphetamine with children present. Jason Eddins, 37, was arrested at the address on Jerry Circle in north Macclenny the evening of February 20 after officers and an investigator from the Depart ment of Children and Families found ingredients inside a tarp-covered shed adjacent to the residence of Tony Gray, 39, and his 36-year-old wife Jessica. The Grays were not arrested and insisted all the incrimi nating evidence on the property belonged to Mr. Eddins, who had been living there several weeks with his girlfriend Andrea Doss, 29, who was not charged. The Grays were also not charged. Deputy Daryl Mobley said he went to the residence about a complaint from a relative. said Mr. Eddins was outside near the carport and kicked what turned out to be cold medicine packets into a nearDeputy Mobley said he also saw the suspect pour what turned out to be cooked meth into a trash can. During a subsequent search of the premises after the Gray couple arrived, Investigator Matt Yarborough said two syringes were found on a closet shelf in a bedroom occupied by Mr. Eddins and Ms. Doss. Deputy Mobley described the residence interior as exincluding that of chemicals common when meth is produced. Among the items found in the shed were common ingredients to manufacture the drug, including lantern fuel, cold packs, lithium batteries, a gas vent and muriatic acid. Plastic bottles with meth residue were also present. This marks the second time in three weeks that deputies have made arrests at residenc es where both children and meth were present. Ms. Doss was arrested twice in recent weeks, once for drunk driving and once for driving on a suspended license. Mr. Eddins, who has a lengthy arrest record for drugrelated and other offenses, was with Ms. Doss in the DUI incident and was charged with disorderly intoxication and resisting police. In another drug-related arrest, Deputy Robert Simpkins charged both occupants of a swerving vehicle with felony drug possession following a the morning of February 21. the 2008 Honda driven by James Rhoden Jr., 24, twice veer over the center line and once over the shoulder line am. He was in possession of muscle relaxing narcotic for which he did not have a prescription, and Deputy Simpkins found just over 20 grams of marijuana in a baggie that passenger Chelsey Johnson, 20, concealed in her pants. Both suspects are from Glen St. Mary. Police arrested a Macclenny man on a third degree felony charge as an habitual offender for driving with a suspended license the afternoon of February 22 after he was pulled over for broken taillight covers on his trailer. John Hood, 46, told Deputy Trey McCullough that his license was suspended. A record check fender since June 2009. Upon arrival at county jail, Mr. Hood was transported to Fraser Hospital and then to Shands Hospital in Jacksonville due to poor health. A compliant was to be forwarded to the In other similar incidents: second degree misdemeanor driving with a suspended license the morning of February 22 and a check revealed his license had been suspended 20 times. Deputy Christopher Clutter pulled over the Macclenny resident for not wearing a seat belt cle. Mr. Anderson admitted to not having a valid drivers license and said it had been suspended for at least two years. He said he didnt have a license plate on the vehicle because he just bought it two days prior and hadnt registered it yet. A check revealed that the suspects license had or attempting to elude and for failing to comply pired in June 2011. of Macclenny on a driving with a suspended license charge the morning of February 23 after a check showed the suspects tag expired in Janu ary. It also revealed his license was suspended or revoked a total of eight times. He was arrested and transported to BCDC without incident. A Macclenny man was arrested on multiple misde meanor charges the afternoon of February 22 at Baker County High School after police were called by a minor after she felt uncomfortable due to perceived sexual advances. The 16-year-old juvenile told Corporal Koty Crews that Kevin Rose, 27, approached her while she was getting ready for tennis practice and began bothering her. She told him that she didnt want to talk to him and asked him to leave, but he continued to linger and ask if she was legal. She replied she wasnt, and Mr. Rose made a statement she interpreted as a sexual advancement toward her as he walked away. She said he continued to stare at her from across the court. Mr. Rose admitted to approaching the juvenile and making the statement, but only because he didnt want to offend her if she was underage by cussing while he played basketball. The suspect had music blaring from his vehicles speakers that streamed continuous cursing, according to the police report, and he asked an occupant to turn it down. Several bystanders, including a couple of juveniles, said the suspect had cursed numerous times while playing basketball. Cpl. Crews also approached the vehicle and found a small amount of marijuana. The suspect admitted to have just smoked some marijuana and also admitted to driving on a suspended license. Rose for disturbing the peace and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. In a related incident, four teenagers, including two juveniles, were arrested on multiple misdemeanor charges just after 5 am on February 22 after being caught on the roof of a residence. she called the police because she heard several subjects on her roof running around. Deputy Michael Clark and Sgt. Ben Anderson found the four teenagers on the roof. Due to the height of the building and an unsafe exit, the Macclenny Fire Department was called to help 19-year-old Tyler Bartmess of Glen St. Mary, 19-year-old Adriana Grotten, a 16-year-old juvenile and a 15-year-old juvenile down from the rooftop. Deputy Michael Antonini asked Mr. Bartmess why the four of them were on the roof and the suspect replied, We were just hanging out. The teenagers used two metal ladders to climb onto the roof, which Deputy Antonini found after searching the area. The two juveniles were arrested and charged with trespassing, loitering and prowling. Mr. Bartness and Ms. Grotten were arrested on the same charges, but were also charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The juveniles were released to their parents. A Macclenny man reported on February 21 that $6500 in recently acquired lottery winnings were stolen from underneath the mattress in the residence. stashed the cash in a phone box before hiding it, and left the house about 10:30 pm on February 20, the same day he claimed a $10,000 scratch-off in Jacksonville. He told Deputy Chad Montean he returned about 4 am furniture in his bedroom disturbed and the phone box atop the mattress, minus the cash. Charlene McGoogin, 43, who also lives at the address, told the deputy she awakened about 3 am and noted the door second one leading outside other persons who were in the house that night. lected $7500 from the lottery McGoogin $1000 and kept the remainder. He also said a lot of people in the community were aware of his good fortune. In other recent reports, an abandoned house on W. Riv erside Dr. off CR 23C north of Macclenny apparently was looted of major appliances sometime after it was foreclosed upon in 2009. Contractor Stephen Alford missioned to check up on the property, reported to Deputy Tony Norman on February 18 the following were missing: a stove, refrigerator, microwave, washer/dryer, interior doors, air handler, cabinets, central air conditioner and water pump. ing to Road to Calvary Church in Glen St. Mary was taken from the property of Thomas Anderson on Stoddard Ave. between February 17-20. He told Deputy Matt Riegel it was worth $2500. rolet pickup was ransacked about 1 am on February 23 by a white male he saw running from his property on Orbey Rhoden Rd. The victim said he heard a door slam and saw the suspect, clad in blue jeans, a black sweatshirt and white tennis shoes, run from the area. Nothing was immediately reported missing. County Jail Average Daily PopulationO ctober 2013 January 2014Total I mmigration Detainees Net I ncome (loss) O ctober 2013401 231 $37,806November 2013363 206 ($72,478)December 2013382 220 ($13,359)January 2014406 232 $28,062 Jason EddinsHabitual license oenderLottery winnings stolenAnother meth house raidWith children living inside houseBCDC posts 1st quarter lossSpike in inmate population during JanuaryScammed out of $12,100Arrest for lewd comments Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge recently announced changes in operation for the Richard S. Bolt Visitor Center effective February 1, 2014. and June to August. During these time frames, the Visitor Center will be open from 9 am to 4 pm, Tuesday Saturday, and closed on Sunday and Monday. the Visitor Center will remain open daily. Beginning March 1 to May 31, and again during the months of September to November, the center will remain open 7 days a week from 9 am to 4 pm. These changes were made after an analysis of recent visitation data was conducted, as well a look at the current and anticipated Due to recent budget considerations, the refuge visitor services program is being managed by a staff that has been diminished in half of what is was just 10 years ago, the statement reads. The refuge, Swamp Island Drive, hiking trails, Chesser Island Boardwalk and Okefenokee Adventures will continue to be open daily, with hours that vary seasonally. For the most up-to-date hours of operation, please contact the Visitor Center at (912)-496-7836, or visit the refuge website www. fws.gov/okefenokee or www.facebook.com/OkefenokeWildlifeRef uge.Refuge hours change Subscribe to our E editionwww.bakercountypress.com SHARE Y OUR JO Y & REC ORD Y OUR FAMILY HIST ORY !Submit births, weddings & 50th+ anniversaries via email to editor@bakercountypress.com or at 104 S. 5th St., Macclenny4 week deadline on all submissions.

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ursday, February 27, 2014 T B C P Page 10 ursday, February 27, 2014 T B C P Page 11 rf ntt rbff ft r CITY OF MACCLENNY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING ANNEXATION OF CERTAIN LANDS CONTIGUOUS TO THE CITY OF MACCLENNY AND COMPANION AMENDMENTS TO THE CITYS FUTURE LAND USE MAP AND ZONING MAPe City Commission of the City of Macclenny, Florida shall consider rst reading of Ordinance No. 14-05, A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ORDI NANCE RELATING TO ANNEXATION; PROVIDING FOR THE AN NEXATION OF CERTAIN LANDS CONTIGUOUS TO THE CITY OF MACCLENNY; PROVIDING FOR ACCEPTANCE OF A VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION REQUEST FROM JAMES AND TERESA DONOVAN OF PARCEL 31-2S-22-0021-0004-0040; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE SYNOPSIS: e Ordinance in volves an application for volun tary annexation into the City of Macclenny. e Subject Prop erty for Ordinance No. 14-05 consists of approximately 1.00 acre located on the north side of omas Circle South, south of River Circle (see map). Ordi nance No. 14-05 will cause the Subject Property to be classied Low Density Residential on the Citys 2025 Future Land Use Map (FLUM) and Residential, single family on the Citys Zoning Map. FIRST READING: A public hearing on the rst reading of the proposed Or dinance will be held on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in the City Commission Chambers at City Hall, 118 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida. ere shall be no vote by the City Commission regarding this Ordinance at this meeting. e City Commission meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the public hearing will be held shortly aer the meeting is called to order. Inter ested persons may appear at the hearing and be heard regarding the adoption of the proposed amendment. COMMISSION VOTE: A public hearing requiring City Commission action on the proposed Ordinance will be held on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 in the City Commission Chambers at City Hall, 118 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida. e City Commission meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the public hearing will be held shortly aer the meeting is called to order. Interested persons may appear at the hearing and be heard regarding the adoption of the proposed annexation. e complete legal description by metes and bounds and the proposed Or dinance may be obtained from the oce of the City Clerk at City Hall on Monday through Friday during regular business hours. Should any person decide to appeal any decision made as a result of this hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record of these proceedings is made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the City Manager at (904) 259-0972 at least 48 hours prior to the time of the hearing. JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comThe Baker County Health Department celebrated 125 years of public health in Florida last week in part by erecting a large scrapbook-like display in the lobby of the local departments history and accomplishments. BCHDs roots trace back to 1940 when a full-time health unit was organized in one room on South College Street about a decade after the gov ernor, Doyle E. Carlton, called for full-time health services in every county to curtail preventable diseases. Five years later the health department staff moved to the old county courthouse that today serves as the Emily Taber ployee Bertha T. Wolfe was hired as a public health nurse the same year, 1945. An environmental health department was added in 1961, a pediatric clinic opened in 1969 and the dental clinic, which was expanded last year, started operating in 1987. Then there was the hepatitis outbreak, some 25 cases, in 1993. Other milestones noted in the display: found its current home on West moving twice in Macclenny in the 70s and 80s. started in 2000 given in 2009. panded in 2012. Monsod retired from BCHD after 24 years as a public health physician. Florida, meanwhile, by act of the legislature, created the State Board of Health on February 20, 1889 in response to a yellow fever epidemic in Jack sonville and other port cities. The local display, which will remain in the health departments lobby through April 11, the end of Public Health Week, was erected by the departments health education program staff. Pam Jeralds led the effort with assistance from BCHDs administrative director Terrenia Staier and the health departments top administrator, Kerry Dunlavey. Ms. Dunlavey began her career there in 1991 as director of nursing before jumping to her current post. She said a number of changes have contributed to the health of county residents during her time at BCHD, like forming Healthy Baker, Inc., a nonprofit coalition of public and private health professionals, back in 2006, or the healthy restaurants program that encouraged area eateries to promote more healthy menu options. Ms. Dunlavey also cited the use of evidence-based programs and strategic planning to identify needs in the community. We began gathering data and community input before our first published community assessment in 1999, she said by e-mail last week. We knew then that we needed to address diabetes and cardiovascular health by the indicators and trends. That led to a diabetes management program called Proj ect Turning Point at the health department, which helped the county reduce the rate of diabetes-related deaths here. Ms. Staier said Baker Coun ty went from having the third highest rate of diabetes deaths in the state to the third lowest. Ive seen the changes we have worked so hard to achieve in Baker County, she said. I have also seen very dedicated long-term employees that love what they do. Its not always about the money. We feel like we make a difference in the place we live and work. Both she and Ms. Dunlavey are also proud of the health department facility itself, which was expanded last year. They describe it as first-class and state-of-the-art. BCHD has faced challenges over the years, too. Its difficult, Ms. Staier said, to see needs in the communi ty that arent met because of a lack of funding. Some years we do excellent by receiving grants to help us succeed and other years are lean, she said. My worse memory was the layoffs in 2012. Over 21 employees, who were a part of my life for many, may years, were gone due to statewide budget cuts. That was a first in my 33 years of em ployment. As services at the health department have grown, so has the workforce there. Three de cades ago there were just nine or 10 employees, Ms. Staier re called, versus 60 today.Healthy Start coordinator Sue Murphy (left) and AmeriCorps member Brit teny Johnson examine the display in the health department lobby.Purchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Joel AddingtonHealth department administrator Kerry Dunlavey poses with a display of the departments milestones over the years.Public healths 125th birthday JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comAn outcry on social media over the no-credit policy for school lunches at the middle and high school made its way to Superintendent Sherrie Raulerson last week and spurred her to call for a review of the policy and possible changes. She said at the end of the February 18 school board meeting, after meeting with parent James Clay Rhoden that morning, that the health, safety and welfare of our students is of utmost importance. We always want to respect and protect our students in any way we can. Mr. Rhodens concern stems from what he calls the walk of shame. Thats when a student reaches the end of the lunch line with his or her food but lacks the money to pay for it, whether theyre prepay account lacks the necessary funds or they dont have cash. Such students are asked to leave the food and walk away, Mr. Rhoden said, often feeling embarrassed or humiliated. Refusing a child this valu able meal through no fault of their own can and does have a severe affect on the student both physically and emotionally, Mr. Rhoden wrote in a letter to school board members. They are the ones ultimately paying the price. According to Cathy Golon, who manages the districts meals program, only students in fifth grade or below are allowed to purchase food in the cafeteria on credit. In the higher grades, she said, credit may be extended in an emergency situation as deemed by the principal or the principals designee per the school districts policy and procedures, which are amended periodically by the school board. Plus, she said, students may also go to the front office for a temporary lunch, which is pre-made for such instances. Its just a little something to hold them over, Ms. Golon said. Sometimes, students who are turned away return for their meals after borrowing money from friends or having parents bring them money at school, she said. If they dont return for the meal, its discarded, which Mr. Rhoden believes is waste ful. The superintendent urged school board members to study the issue and noted Ms. Golon will head a committee to review the policy and make recommendations to the board. Were all on the same team, Mrs. Raulerson said. We need to address some of these issues ... With an organization this big, you will have issues that come up. The no-credit policy was put in place 10 years ago, so its probably time to revisit it anyway, Mr. Rhoden and Mrs. Raulerson agreed. After the discussion at the school board meeting, which Mr. Rhoden attended, he asked how soon the district would address the issue. A-S-A-P, responded the superintendent. Ms. Golon said no one had been appointed to the committee as of February 24, but the group could submit recommended changes within a month.B ook blast S aturdayThe superintendent made another announce ment at the end of the meeting about a book giveaway event at Heritage Park on March 1 to encour age reading among youths through 6th grade. Dubbed the Baker Book Blast, the event will be from 10 am to 3 pm and feature carnival style games, inflatables, train rides and reading and story-telling by volunteers, according to the parks website (http://heritagepark.cityofmacclenny. com/home/upcoming-events). Mrs. Raulerson said age-appropriate book donations are being sought at local schools through February 27 and the books will be handed out for free at the event. Entry to the event is free for adults and children under 2, but $3 for other children. To have a book of their own is priceless for some students, said Mrs. Raulerson. This will be a great family day that will promote the love of reading, make it fun and get the kids dressed as their favorite book character to participate in the Character Parade at 1 pm, the park website states. If there are any adults or teens interested in volunteering to read or help with food or games call 259-7275. In other business that evening, the four-member school board: teachers of the year. coach at Westside Elementary was selected as the district-wide Teacher of the Year [see related story on page 17]. Shell attend a ceremony in Orlando later this year where the states top teacher will be announced. They treat you like a queen when you get there, Mrs. Raulerson said. Also honored at the meeting were teachers Kelly Jones at Macclenny Elementary, Amy Prescott at Keller Intermediate, Ashton Norman at the middle school and Stephanie Wheeler at the high school. Fellow teachers at each of the districts six schools voted for their respective teachers of the year. Then three seasoned educators from outside the district evaluated each teacher selected before naming the districts top teacher, the superintendent said. The teachers also wrote an essay and recorded a video of themselves in the classroom for the evaluation process. The videos were screened at a recent banquet honoring the group. Each of these six ladies were dynamic, wonder ful teachers, said Mrs. Raulerson. We had a good time watching them in action. with SHARP Electronics Corporation for copiers at Keller Intermediate ($13,501), Macclenny Elementary ($12,704) and Westside Elementary ($12,704) through a state contract. In her letter to the board, Ms. Golon said the copier for Keller was slightly more expensive due to an extra feature on that machine. She also told the board the state contract pricing was significantly less than the current pricing, which will save the district about $20,000 over the course of the leases. food service equipment. Some of the equipment works and some does not. Among the items: several ovens, freezer, hot plates and steamer. school for the faculty sponsor of the SWAT (Students Working Against Tobacco) club. BCHS principal Tom Hill said the position has not yet been filled. I have posted the position and multiple folks have replied expressing interest. I hope to interview this week, he said Tuesday by e-mail. Chiropractic for students in the BCHS health academy to get real-world experience and training.Purchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com File photo by Joel AddingtonMiddle and high school students who cant pay for their lunch in the cafeteria are turned away per district policy.No credit lunch policy is slated for review soonParent says its a walk of shame Refusing a child this valuable meal through no fault of their own can and does have a severe aect on the student both physically and emotionally. Parent James Rhoden Photo courtesy of Rosemary Todd and Mamie Agnes Jones Elementary Jones Elementarys box top winnersFor the rst time Mamie Agnes Jones Elementary in Baldwin declared two winners this month in its box tops for education drive. The rst winner, pic tured below at left with her fth grade homeroom teacher Kevin Ertle, was Cierra Holm. She handed in the most box tops of any student at the school for February, in addition to 2000 soda pop tabs, which benet Ronald Mc Donald House. The box tops may be redeemed for supplies and other mate rials for public schools. The second winner was Angela Blanks second grade class, pictured above, which turned in the most box tops of any class at the school. Both classes will be celebrating with ice cream parties. Typically, the student with the most box tops is from the class with the most box tops, but not in February. The Baker County High School Air Force Junior ROTC is teamThe ceremony will begin at 10 am at the City Park off West Bouneed of retirement are asked to bring them to the veterans service at 259-2516 for pickup. feature ROTC cadets performing various ceremonies to honor the Children are encouraged to bring kites or paper airplanes to enjoy after the retirement ceremony concludes. This is a public event and all are welcome, reads a press release provided by Mr. Easterling. This is a great opportunity to learn ing symbol that calls to our spirit, reminding us of the greatness of America ... heritage of noble deeds, splendid accomplishment and untold sacand makes the present a foundation for tomorrow. Flag retirement coming at park REGISTER AS A USER ON THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS websiteRegister at www.bakercountypress.com and you will have access to all content from the print edition and more.SUBSCRIPTIONS$5/MONTH or $25/YEAR PAYMENT VIA PAYPAL Whos ready for Kindergarten?Do you have a child who will be enrolling in Kindergarten for the 2014/2015 school year?The Baker County School system will be offering freeKindergarten Readiness WorkshopsLet us help make the transition into kindergarten exciting! The following workshops will be offered:February 27 Nurse and Guidance CounselorThe Carrot Seed and planting activity March 4 Ride the school bus & school bus book April 15 Book Fair, participate in resource rotation, and Cliffords First School Day bookAll workshops will be held 6 7 pm at the Baker County Kindergarten Center and taught by 4 kindergarten teachers. Your child will receive school supplies and four books.Please call 259-0405 to register your child before each workshop.We encourage you to attend all four sessions!

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ursday, February 27, 2014 T B C P Page 12 ursday, February 27, 2014 T B C P Page 13 IN-County Subscribers Comboonly $40/yearSAVE $24 A YEAR!T B C P || 104 South Fih St || 259Out-of-County Subscribers Comboonly $60/year*Inserts not mailed out of county. Photo by Joel AddingtonC O A pickin parties are drawing a full houseMore than a year ago the Baker County Council on Aging began hosting periodic blue grass jams at its center in downtown Macclenny. Since then the gatherings have become more popular and more frequent, and now take place each Tuesday night now, said C O As Darlene Rockafeller. She said blue grass musicians come from across the region to play and sing together. There were nearly two dozen musicians about a half-hour into the 7 pm party last Tuesday, February 18. But more were coming through the door with guitar cases in hand and their eyes searching for an empty seat, which were in short supply. The weekly aair is part concert, part pot-luck, but all fun. Please visit https://bakercoa.org/ for more information about the council, and bakercountypress.com for video of the show last week. Pictured above is David Kurtz on the harmonica. Purchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Joel AddingtonJon Joseph sings and strums his guitar during last weeks jam session.Purchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Joel AddingtonFrom right: Tommy Curtis, David Kurtz, Paul Drummond, Gail Osteen and Martin Feagle.Purchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Joel AddingtonGeneral Lee on the dobro.Purchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Joel AddingtonRose Jowers claps and Ruby Lane (right) listens to the music.Why is STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and public speaking important? As an adult, you know in our everchanging society that science and communication have become a driving force towards our youths successful future. The best time to introduce youth to these concepts is now, while they are young. This is the objective of the 4-H STEM Fair Program. The program is structured to be a part of everyday classroom/club activities. In addition, the excitement of a competition is added. A real challenge occurs when children prepare to express their knowledge in front of an audience. Some students overcome their initial fear of public speaking more easily than others. The emphasis of the program is on the growth of every student participant. It is important for all young students to have an opportunity to take pride in the expression of give youth experience in the preparation and de ages 8-18 (3rd grade th grade). The Baker County STEM Fair will be February 28 at 9:30 am at the Baker County Extension mation about STEM or Baker County 4-H, please contact Shaina Bennett, Baker County 4-H Agent 4-H is staging STEM program

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ursday, February 27, 2014 T B C P Page 15 Page14F EBRUARY 27, 2014 Frank Parker, 71, of St. GeorgeFrank Robert Parker, 71, of St. George, Georgia died on February 22, 2014 at his residence. Frank was born in Baldwin, GA on August 9, 1942 to the late James S. Parker and Christine Ward Parker. He was a resident of St. George the past 25 years after moving from Jackson ville. He was a diesel mechanic for many years and enjoyed tinkering with cars. He was an ing. Frank was preceded in death by his loving wife of 14 years, Ruth Parker, and his brother Billy Parker. Mr. Parker is survived by brothers Roy (Jim mie) Parker of Yoakum, TX and James Parker of St. George; step-daughters Pam (Robert) Partain, Savanna Williams and Dillon Williams. A graveside service will be held at a later date. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.Funeral Thursday for Lynda Combs on Monday, February 24, 2014 at her home. She was a lifelong resident of Baker County, the daughter to the late Colonel Wallace and Wilma Jeanette Beasley Combs. Ms. Combs taking cruises with her family. She was a full time grandmother and devoted her time to her daughter and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister Nancy Kennedy on Janu ary 21. Combs (David Bryant) of Macclenny; brother Junior Combs (Gail) of Baldwin; sisters Barba ra Croft (Johnnie) of Olustee, Sandra Nickles (Jim) and Pat Davis brother-in-law Steve Kennedy of Macclenny; grandchildren Cameron, Madison and Mallory Hauge, Chelsey and Brianna Bryant; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. The funeral service for Ms. Combs will be conducted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 2 pm at the Christian Fellowship Temple will follow at Cedar Creek Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 6-8 pm on Wednesday evening at Guerry Funeral Home in Macclenny. These are land sales led at the Baker County courthouse between January 1 February 25, 2014, according to the Clerk of Courts online database. The rst name is the former owner and the second name is the new owner. That is followed by the sale price in dollars, and any comments noted like subdivision lot or parcel information.21st Mortgage Corporation to Potter, K risty in 04-4S-21E for $89,900 Bank O f America NA to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation in 24-2S-21E for $10 Benecial Florida I nc to Hancock, Daniel D Jr in Lt 14 15 Copper Creek Hills Unit 1 for $264,000 Berrier-Pacetti ,Susan Y to RewisMcdue, Deanna in Lt 1 Blk 2 Miltons Add for $115,000 Branch Banking And Trust Company to Gibson, Linda in Lt 2 Blk 2 O wens Acres for $65,000 Broughman, Donald Wayne to Fish, Patricia L Trustee in Lt 10 Family Oak Estates for $44,000 Crews, Richard to Quiett And Taylor Enterprises Llc in Lt 10 Blk Country Club Estates for $190,000 Crockett, Veatrice Diane to Miracle, Glen in 31-2S-22E for $10 Curtner, Patty A to Gross, Leon in 25-2S-21E for $30,000 Davis, Terrell R to Davis, Terrell R in Lt 5 Ridge Estates for $19,000 Destiny People Worship Center I nc to Fosters General Contracting I nc in Lt 1 Blk C Wm K nabb Add for $15,000 Dowling, S Vernell to Dowling, Sarah V Trustee in Lt 7 Blk 5 Olustee Florida Lt 8 Blk 5 29-3S-19E for $10 Fannie Mae to Rhoden, Meshelle in Par 29 Presidential Acres for $45,000 Fannie Mae to Barber, Charles E Jr in Blk 61 Lot 7 Town O f Macclenny for $62,625 Fannie Mae to Phillips, Shelia Trustee in for $74,000 Fannie Mae to Merrett, K aylen N in Lot 58 Cypress Pointe Unit 1 for $99,900 Fannie Mae to Noles, Carl in 08-1S-21E for $242,000 Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Harrell, Carol Fish in Osteens Sub #1 Blk 18 for $29,000 Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Craig, Brad in 36-2S21E for $53,000 Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Stearns, Thomas G in Lt 8 Dawkins Add Macclenny for $106,500 Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Rosiak, Vince D in Lt 96-A Old Nursery Plantation for $216,900 First Federal Bank O f Florida to Chism, Michael S in 35-1N-20E for $24,000 Glen Plantation Ltd to Crews, Troy L in Lt 8 Forest Acres for $15,500 Glens Wrecker Service I nc to Mir acle, Glen in 31-2S-22E for $10 G MAC Mortgage Llc to Secretary Housing Urban Development in Lt 3 Frank Combs Circle Estates for $10 Graves, Debra Lynn to Hender son, Timothy Wayne in 31-3S-21E for $10 Green, Sandra to Jeerson, Sandra in 28-3S-19E for $10 Hall, Dennis Patrick to Combs, Rebekah Denise Hall in 07-2S-22E for $10 Harper, Frances to Teague, Bayne Colby III in Lt 26 B River Country Estates for $10 Hicks, Agnes C to Hicks, Agnes C in Lt 9 10 Blk 31 Glen Saint Mary for $34,450 Hicks, Richard N III to Busby, George in Lt 5 6 Old Nursery Plantation for $263,000 Hines, Rickey Dean to Hines, Anita Marie in Lt 14 Blk A Macclenny I i Unit I i for $10 Homesales I nc to Secretary Housing Urban Development in 07-2S-22E for $10 I rvin, David Lewis to I rvin, David Matthew in Lt 16 Blk 1 Macclenny South for $10 Johns, Walter J to Johns, Walter J Trustee in 06-3S-22E for $10 Johns, Walter J Trustee to Busch, Warren E ugene in 06-3S-22E for $76,386 Keen, Judith A to Crum, Roger C in Lt 7 Ridge Estates for $80,000 Lee & Baker Properties I nc to Casanas, Ramiro O in Lt 8 Blk 27 Macclenny for $135,000 Long Branch Farms Llp to Gell, Robert A in 32-1S-21E for $72,275 Manning, Diane Lynn to Ali, Nazir in Lt 10 Allen Lands for $21,500 Mcginnis, Gary E II to Bayview Loan Servicing Llc in 31-2S-22E for $163,765 Meadows Commerical Prop erties I nc to K rystal Company in 05-3S-22E for $390,000 Metcalf, Howard S to Norris, Paul W in Lt 34 35 River Oaks Estates for $250,000 Mette, Joseph to Bullard, James R in 30-2S-22E for $10 Nationstar Mortgage Llc to Federal Home Mortgage Corporation in Lt 96 A Nursery Plantation for $10 Padgett, Michael A to Crews, Phillip D in Lt 57 Cannon Heights Phase Two for $38,000 Padgett, Michael A to Baum, Mark J in Lt 59 Cannon Heights Phase Two for $45,000 Parker, Dustin Marcel to Parker, Linda Marie in 35-2S-21E for $10 Phillips, Shelia to Whelan, Dennis in 08-1S-21E for $10 Phillips, Shelia to Gammons, Jason R in Lt 9 River Country Estates for $225,000 PNC Bank NA to Stewart, Wayne A in Lt 1 Frank Combs Circle Estates for $36,500 Porter, Kenneth M to Porter, Kenneth M in 06-1S-21-0000-0000-0070 for $34,974 Ranucci, Renee to Federal National Mortgage Association in 08-1S-21E for $105,100 Rewis, Glenda Fish to Robinson, Sharon in Lt 10 Blk 111 Cuyler Fld for $10 Rewis-Mcdue, Deanna M to Berrier-Pacetti, Susan Y in Lt 1 Blk 1 Miltons Add for $10 Rewis-Mcdue, Deanna M to Berrier-Pacetti, Susan Y in Lt 2 3 4 5 6 Blk 1 Miltons Add for $240,000 Rhoden, Cloritice Howard to Ar nold, Philip in Lt 11 12 Blk 30 Glen Saint Mary for $13,000 Richardson, James to White, Connie in 25-3S-20E for $3,000 Robinson, Sharon to Mcintyer, N T in Lt 10 Blk I ii Cuyler Fld for $25,000 Sands Pointe Mlc I nc to Timucuan South Llc in 19-Sc-22-02080000-0050, 1-2S-22-0208-00000980,19-2S-22-0208-0000-0990, 19-2S-22-0208-0000-1000 for $38,000 Satterwhite, Jacob D to Williams, Richard in 29-2S-22E for $108,000 Stewart, Marilyn to K inney, Michael T in Lt 4 Highlands for $135,000 Sullivan, K imberly J to Turner, Autumn K in Lt 13 Dawkins Addition for $150,000 Suntrust Mortgage I nc to Crews, Jerey W in Lt 45 Cannon Heights Phase Two for $127,500 Swearingen, Bart H to Sigers, Tommy in 16-3S-21E for $33,000 Sweat, Rachel to Sweat, Michael in 24-2S-20E for $10 Sweat, Rachel to Sweat, Michael in 24-2S-20E for $10 Tobin, Gerald to Tobin, Gerald in Lt 9 Blk 4 Turkey Creek Retreat Uni 1 for $10 Tygrest, James R Jr to Pogue, Jesse in Lt 72 Rolling Meadows for $135,000 US Bank Na Trustee to Sponaugle, William Jr in 1 2 3 47 48 49 50 Blk 2 Deerd Sub for $28,500 Vystar Credit Union to French, Benjamin in 35-2S-21E for $53,000 Walker, James Ernest to Federal National Mortgage Association in 02-1S-20E for $199,868 Wells Fargo Bank Na Trustee to Combs, Daniel L in Lt 8 Blk 3 Jerry W Thomas Sub for $51,500 Wheat, Betty L to Repollet, Manuel A in Par E 07-2S-22E for $139,900 523 North Boulevard W. | a few blocks north of Hwy. 90 in Macclenny A Place to Belong Wednesday, February 26th 6:00-6:45 Family Dinner 7:00 Adult Worship Services 7:00 Youth Worship Services Sunday, March 2nd 10:00 Sunday School (All Ages) 11:00 Morning Worship Service 11:00 Childrens Church 6:00 Evening Worship CFT Service Times: We would love to connect with you here at CFT to help you grow in your relationship with Christ and serve our community! Christian Fellowship Temple is an independent Pentecostal church located at 251 West Ohio Ave. in Macclenny, Florida. For more information or to find out how to contact us, visit our website at www.christianfellowshiptemple.com Like us on Facebook! 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 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 Mt. Zion N.C. Methodist Church rffntbPastor 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 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 The Road to CalvaryCorner of Madison & Stoddard Glen St. Mary Rev. Tommy & Doris AndersonYouth Director Rebecca LauramorePhone: 904-259-2213Sunday School: . . . . . 10:00 am Sunday Morning Service . 11:00 am Sunday Evening Service . . 6:00 pm Wednesday Night . . . . 7:30 pm New Hope Church, Inc.23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.Sunday Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Evening Services 5:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.Pastor J. C. Lauramore welcomes all rfrfntbbtbntbbtbrr r f rfrntbrCremation starting at $895 Burial Packages starting at $4,395 GUERRYFUNERAL HOME Burial Packages starting at $4,395 Cremation starting at $895 Cremation starting at $895 Cremation starting at $895 Cremation starting at $895 Burial Packages starting at $4,395 Burial Packages starting at $4,395 Burial Packages starting at $4,395 Cremation starting at $895 Burial Packages starting at $4,395 Burial Packages starting at $4,395 Burial Packages starting at $4,395 Cremation starting at $895 Burial Packages starting at $4,395 bbrrrf .4 mile South of I-10 on CR 125Glen St. Mary, Florida rfn tbrf Saint Peters in the GlenANGLICAN CHURCH 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 First United Methodist Church 93 N. 5th St. (SR228) Macclenny, Fl ~ Sunday Worship 11amLoving GodLoving PeopleServing Our CommunityCome Join Us 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 Frank Parker Lynda Combs inviting allPastors, Ministers & AssociatesMarch 4 @ 11:30 amHosted with lunch provided byFirst Baptist Church of Glen St. Mary9846 George Taber Blvd. | Glen St. Mary, FL View their newly renovated sanctuary. NEFSH representatives will share with us a new opportunity for service. a time for sharing ministry events Please RSVP by February 27th to Pastor Edsel Bone: 259-2933 Pastor Mitch Rhoden: 259-1199 Email: ockman@aol.com Faith Bible ChurchCelebrating 14 YearsNight of Worship!Friday, February 28 @ 7 pm Min. Clyde Douglas III, SpeakerSunday, March 2 @ 10 am Morning Worship @ 6 pm w/Dr. Joseph Braswell 15902 US Hwy. 90, Sanderson Videll Williams, Pastor Annual Womens ConferenceMarch 13-157:00 pm Thursday & Friday evening 10:00 am Friday & Saturday morningat Mt. Zion Church GUEST SPEAKER: Annett Daniel Annual Womens Conference speaker. She has a passion to see integrity, purity and holiand the truth of the word. Come and join us as we welcome this wonderful anointed woman of God and enjoy her experiences in equipping, empowering and training the word of God. REVIVALat RAIFORD ROAD CHURCHMarch 2-5Sunday: 9:15 am, 10:30 am & 6:30 pm Monday Wednesday: 7:00 pmwith Evangelist Eddie LawrenceLocated approximately 1 mile south of I-10 For more information call our church oce at 259-6015 Sam Starr, has local relatives Wednesday, February 18, 2014. Starr; parents Ralph Bud and Andra Price; grandson Zachariah some whom reside in Baker County. The funeral service was held from the chapel of Wolfe-Bayview ment followed at Elberta Public Cemetery.Shelia Whelan, 73, of SandersonShelia Whelan, 73, of Sanderson died on Friday, February 21, 2014 at Haven Hospice Orange Park Care Center. She was born in Brook lyn, New York to the late Morris and Beatrice Fisch Hershkowitz. Prior to moving to Baker County eight years ago, Mrs. Whelan had lived of the Baxter Community Baptist Church. She loved her animals, enjoyed sewing and taking care of her plants. Survivors include her husband Dennis M. Whelan of Macclenny; son Fred Pearl (Valerie) of Flat Rock, NC; daughters Francine Underhill (Mike) of Jacksonville, Anita Rowland West Palm Beach and sister Nancy Gross (Elliot) of Ormond Beach; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday February 26 at 3 at her church in Baxter with Revs. Greg Combs and Billy etery. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny is in charge of arrangements. Shelia WhelanThanks so muchThe family of Danny Boutwell would like to thank everyone for their love and support during our time of loss. Thank you for all the phone calls, visits, food and prayers. A special thank you to David Thomas for the beautiful service, to Kelley Norman and family for the sweet words and music, Todd Ferreria of Ferreria Funeral Home, Gerald Gonzalez and the Christian Fellowship Temple family. We are so blessed to have such wonderful friends and family.Susan, Shelly, Danna and familyFamily gratefulThe family of Jason Carter would like to thank each of you for the calls, food and for your prayers during the time of our loss. A special thanks kind words. Mom, Shanna, Ryan, Bobby, Lori, Aubree and TylerIn loving memory ofElla Jean Dinkins2/3/2008MamaIt has been six years now, but the pain still continues. My only solace is that you are in a better place, free from the pain and suffering of this earth. That doesnt make me miss you any less. I think of you every day. I miss you and and share with you the events of my life, but I know you can still see them. I feel you in so many things I do, especial ly curled up on your couch, cooking, cleaning and taking care of everyone. Thank you for teaching me how to love. I LOVE YOU, WANDA Sing March 1stAn outdoor gospel sing will be held from noon to 5 pm on March 1 at the Elohim Church on CR 229 north in Sanderson. Featured singers include Gail Moore, Southern Joy and Calvarys Cry.Friday singingThe monthly gospel sing at the Road to Calvary Church in Glen St. Mary will be held on Friday, February 28 at 7:30 pm. The church is located at the corner of Stoddard and Madison.Always gratefulThe family of Cletus V. Hinkle offers its sincerest thanks to all of you who have prayed for us and walked with us through the illness and homegoing of our dear loved one. mercy and grace it would have been almost unbearwith wonderful pastors, Bro. Johnny Raulerson and Bro. fully cared for Cletus and our family all through the hard times of Cletuss sickness and passing. Thank you to our precious church family that walked with us through it all, and is still ministering to us today. We are so blessed to be part of Raiford Road Church. Special thanks to New Hope Church and all its wonderful family that blessed us. We will never forget your kindness. Thanks to all our wonderful family and friends who came to help us and poured out so much love to us. Thank you to Mr. Forbes for the wonderful way he helped us and what a beautiful job he did. A special thanks goes to Mr. Joey Dobwho escorted our family to the funeral. God bless everyone for the calls, cards, delicious and gifts of love. We will be forever grateful!The family of Cletus V. HinkleFamily gratefulThe Shannon Miller family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and Thank you also to the sheriffs department and our church for everything they have done for the family. Please keep her girls in your prayers! God bless you all.Mann, Carrisa and ChelseaArea ministers to meet March 4 at Glen BaptistAll area pastors, ministers and associates are invited to a fellowship meeting of the Baker County Ministers Association at the First Baptist Church of Glen St. Mary on March 4. It begins at 11:30 am. The agenda includes a tour of the newly renovated sanctuary and a visit by represen tatives of Northeast Florida State Hospital to talk about new opportunities for service. Participants are urged to report on events in their ministries. RSVP by February 27 to either Pastor Edsel Bone at 2592933 or Pastor Mitch Rhoden, man@al.comLand transactions in January-February Friday, March 21Bent Creek Golf Course10440 Tournament Lane, Jacksonville Registration 7:30 am | Shotgun Start 8:30 am Entry fee is $60 per player Deadline for entry is Thursday, March 20.Includes green fees, cart, lunch, prizes, range/warm up balls & drawings.Limited to rst 120 players. | Corporate & hole sponsorships available. To register or for information call Jack Baker 616-9432 or Billy Miller 813-2981 Legacy dinnerThe Baker County Edu cation Foundation will host on Tuesday, March 18 at the Baptist Church of Macclenny. Proceeds from the event will be used for student scholarships. This also marks the 25th year of the foundation. The honorees this year will be former school superinten dent Tim Starling and former assistant superintendent Ronnie Kirkland. For ticket information call 259-0427. Subscribe to our E editionwww.bakercountypress.com Check it out...bakercountypress.com SHARE Y OUR JO Y & REC ORD Y OUR FAMILY HIST ORY !Submit births, weddings & 50th+ anniversaries via email to editor@bakercountypress.com or at 104 S. 5th St., Macclenny4 week deadline on all submissions.

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Page17F EBRUARY 27, 2014 Page 16 T B C P ursday, February 27, 2014JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comThe school districts new spent 13 years with second graders at Westside Elementary. But for the last five years she hasnt been teaching students, shes been teaching teachers instead the same teachers that voted her the schools top teacher for 2014 and led to her selection this month for the district-wide title. I was very honored, because Im not a classroom teacher, that my peers still respect what I do, she said. They see me on my good days and my not so good days, so to have that recognition is very humbling. It really is. The Taylor resident and na tive says she always knew she wanted to be a teacher. As a child she helped with Sunday school classes at Taylor Church, where her family still attends services, and used her younger brother as a guinea pig. I would always come home and teach him everything I learned at school, she said. Once she graduated from Baker County High School and entered college, Mrs. Green avoided studying education, at least initially because she knew she wouldnt earn a huge salary. She was leaning toward pediatrics because she enjoyed working with children. But teaching kept calling her. I said, This is who I am and this is what I had to do ... It all worked out when I decided this is what I was going to do, she said. Mrs. Green has been mar ried to her husband William for the last 17 years. They have two daughters, Sara, 12, and Anna, 8, who attends Westside Elementary. She said she could not do her job, which means a lot of weekend and after school work, without the support of her fam ily. Theres many times my husband will come pick up the girls for me so I can stay late and work on things ... Hes always been so supportive, said Mrs. Green. After being voted by her fellow faculty members as Westsides Teacher of the Year for the second time in her career, Mrs. Green went through the evaluation process for the district honor, which involved writing an essay and shooting a five-minute video of herself in the classroom, a new require ment this year. She encourages new teachers to find strong mentors to learn from and help with all the extra duties teachers face when theyre not in front of a classroom of children. It can become very over whelming, she said. The planning, the paperwork, the standards and processes that take so much of your time. You have to have someone to bounce ideas off of or just to vent. Its very important. They will learn more from a mentor teacher than they probably learn in their college classes, no offense to the colleges, said Mrs. Green, who was the first in her family to earn a bachelors degree. She majored in elementary education at the University of North Florida and got her masters degree from an online college, Walden University, in educational leadership. As an instructional coach today, she helps teachers in all subject areas. She supports teachers with training, research for lesson plans and strategies for teaching struggling students. Without mentorship and coaching, she says, budding teachers, full of excitement and ideas, can become burned out as the realities of the teaching profession take hold. Her advice for parents: talk and read to your children. I often have parents ask how they can help their child and I always tell them to talk with their child, have conversations and encourage conversations by asking questions beyond just how was your day, said Mrs. Green. The more language development we can help children have, its so beneficial when they learn vocabulary or are speaking to one another. Mrs. Green will receive a $750 check from the Macys Foundation, the sponsor of the Florida Department of Educations Teacher of the Year program. Shell join teachers from counties across the state Studios in Orlando for a gala awards celebration this July. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 02-2014-CA-0018 RAYMOND D. BEMBRY, and GRANVEL S. KIRKLAND and MARGARET A. KIRKLAND, his wife, Plaintiffs, vs. ESTELLE S. PIERCE and GLADYS H. PIERCE, his wife, known to be dead; THOMAS J. PIERCE, known to be dead; and all unknown grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against them, and if dead, their unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against them; and all unknown grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against them, and, if dead, or not known to be dead or alive, their several and respective estates, unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees and creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against those unknown natural persons, and the several and respective unknown assigns, successors in inter est, trustees, creditors, lienors or any other party claiming by, through, under, or against any corporation, existing or dissolved, or other legal entity named as defendant, and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under any of the above named or described defendants or parties, or claiming to have any right, title, or interest in and to the lands hereafter described. Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION TO: ESTELLE S. PIERCE, deceased GLADYS H. PIERCE, deceased THOMAS J. PIERCE, deceased YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Action to Quiet Title on the following property in Baker County, Florida: Property to Raymond D. Bembry: A parcel of land lying in the NW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 25, Township 2 South, Range 21 East, Baker County, Florida; said parcel being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest corner of the NW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of said Section 25 and run S 89E, along the North line of said NW 1/4 of SW 1/4, for a distance of 108.00 feet to a found 4x4 concrete monument; thence run S 00W for a distance of 296.00 feet to a found 3x3 concrete monument located at the Northwest corner of a par cel recorded in ORB 64, Page 6 of the public records of said County for the Point of Beginning. From the Point of Beginning thus described run S 88E for a distance of 1170.39 feet to a set 1/2 iron rod located on the Westerly R/W line of County Road 125; thence run S 00E, along said Westerly R/W line, for a distance of 264.11 feet to a found 4x4 concrete monument located at the Northeast corner of a parcel recorded in Instrument #200800000649 of the public records of said County; thence run S 89W, along the North line of said Instrument #200800000649, for a distance of 559.20 feet to a found 4x4 concrete monument located at the Northwest corner of said Instrument #200800000649 and also being the Northeast corner of a parcel recorded in Instrument #200300004771 of the public records of said County; thence run N 89W, along the North line of said Instrument #200300004771, for a distance of 227.65 feet to a found 1/2 iron rod located at the Northwest corner of said Instrument #200300004771 and also being the Northeast corner of a parcel recorded in Instrument #200700001823 of the public records of said County; thence run N 89W, along the North line of said Instrument #200700001823, for a distance of 227.90 to a found 3x3 concrete monument located at the Northwest corner of said Instrument #200700001823 and also being the Northeast corner of a parcel recorded in Instrument #1996116146 of the public records of said County; thence run S 89W, along the North line of said Instrument #1996116146, for a distance of 155.78 feet to a found 3x3 concrete monument located on the West line of said ORB 64, Page 6; thence run N 00E, along last said West line and along the East line of Instrument #1996116146, for a distance of 291.91 feet to the Point of Beginning. Subject to any covenants, easements, and/or restrictions of record. Property to Granvel S. Kirkland and Margaret A. Kirkland, his wife: A parcel of land lying in the NW of the SW of Section 25, Township 2 South, Range 21 East, Baker County, Florida; said parcel being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwest corner of the NW of the SW of said Section 25 and run S 89o42 E, along the North line of said NW of SW for a distance of 108.00 feet; thence run S 00o02 W for a distance of 296.00 feet to the Northwest corner of a parcel recorded in ORB 64, page 6 of the public records of said County for the Point of Beginning. From the Point of Beginning thus described run S 89o42 E, parallel with the North line of said NW of SW and along the North line of said ORB 64, page 6, for a distance of 1170.04 feet to the Westerly Right of Way line of County Road 125; thence run S 00o03 E, along said Westerly Right of Way line, for a distance of 22.00 feet; thence run N 88o37 W for a distance of 1170.39 feet to the Point of Beginning. Subject to any covenants, easements, and/or restrictions of record. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on FRANK E. MALONEY, JR., P.A., Attorney, whose address is 445 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063; (904) 259-3155, within thirty (30) days after the first publication of the notice and on or before the 3rd day of March, 2014, and to file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on FRANK E. MALONEY, JR., P.A., attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relieve demanded in the Complaint or Petition. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on this 4th day of February, 2014. T. A. AL FRASER CLERK OF COURT By: Julie B. Combs Deputy Clerk Frank E. Maloney, Jr., P.A. 445 E. Macclenny Ave. Macclenny, FL 32063 904-259-3155 2/6-27c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 02-2013-CA-0160 PATRICIA L. FISH, as Trustee of the BENJAMIN F. FISH REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST, And PATRICIA L. FISH, as Trustee of the PATRICIA L. FISH REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST, Plaintiffs, vs. JAMES R. SIMPSON and WYTSHEA L. SIMPSON, his wife, and ASSET ACCEPTANCE, LLC, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Baker County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Baker County, Florida, described as follows: Parcel ID#: 07-1S-21-0132-0000-0090 Lot 9, Family Oaks Estates, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, page 97 and 98, of the public records of Baker County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the front door of the Baker County Courthouse, Macclenny, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on March 18, 2014. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 11th day of February, 2014. T.A. AL FRASER CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Tabitha Wilson Deputy Clerk Frank E. Maloney, Jr., P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff 445 East Macclenny Avenue Macclenny, FL 32063 2/20-27c IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF GLYNN COUNTY STATE OF GEORGIA CIVIL ACTION FILE NO.: 13-AD-23 Petition to terminate Parental Rights and Proceed with Adoption IN RE: PETITION OF ANASTASIYA LANE FOR ADOPTION OF MINOR CHILDREN: CASSIE BELLE LANE DOB: DECEMBER 15, 2006 JAMES SAMSON LANE, JR. DOB: APRIL 20, 2009 __________________/ NOTICE TO: HOLLY LANE 12140 N SR 121 Macclenny, FL 32063 By Order of the Court for service by publication dated February 3, 2014, you are hereby notified that on the November 21, 2013, ANASTASIYA LANE filed suit against you for to Terminate Your Parental Rights and Proceed with the Adoption of CBL and JSL, JR. You are required to file with the Clerk of the Superior Court, and to serve upon Petitioners Attorney: Tracy Alan Brown, whose address is: 148 North Wayne Street, Jesup, Georgia 31546; an answer in writing within sixty (60) days of February 3, 2014. Witness, the Honorable E.M. Wilkes III, Honorable Stephen G. Scarlett, Sr., Honorable Anthony L. Harrison, Honorable Stephen D. Kelley and Honorable Roger B. Lane, Judges of Glynn County Superior Court, Brunswick Judicial Circuit. This the 6th day of February, 2014. Kika B. Jamsky, Clerk Glynn County Superior Court 2/13-27c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2013-CA-000112 U.S. BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF MANUFACTURED HOUSING CONTRACT SENIOR/ SUBORDINATE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATE TRUST 1997-5, acting by and through GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, as Servicing Agent 345 St. Peter Street 1100 Landmark Towers St. Paul, MN 55102, Plaintiff, v. ALFRED C. PARMELEY, ELISE PARMELEY, RIDGE ESTATES PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., and THE UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION OF 7583 E. RIDGE ESTATES DRIVE, GLEN ST. MARY, FLORIDA 32040 N/K/A JUSTIN PARMELEY, Defendants. __________________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiffs Final Summary Judgment Of Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Baker County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: LOT 39, RIDGE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 14, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1997 SPRING HILL, 64 X 28 MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBERS: GAFLV34A/ B25877SL21. Commonly known as: 7583 E. Ridge Estates Drive, Glen St. Mary, Florida 32040. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash at the inside the front doors of the Baker County Courthouse, 339 E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063, at 11:00 AM (EST), on the 3rd day of April, 2014. If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator at (352) 337-6237, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact Court Interpreting at interpreter@circuit8.org. T.A. AL FRASER CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Tabitha Wilson Deputy Clerk Timothy D. Padgett, P.A. 6267 Old Water Oak Rd., Suite 203 Tallahassee, FL 32312 850-422-2520 850-422-2567 attorney@padgettlaw.net 2/27-3/6c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 02-2013-CA-0170 JAMES E. CREWS and DARRELL CREWS, Plaintiffs, vs. STEPHEN SANDS, not known to be dead or alive, and all Unknown Tenants and Unknown heirs of STEPHEN SANDS, et al., Defendant. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Baker County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Baker County, Florida, described as follows: Parcel ID# 02-1S-20-0000-0000-0090 A portion of the East of the East of the NW of the SW of Section 2, Township 1 South, Range 20 East, Baker County, Florida, lying North of the right of way of County Road No., 122 and being more particularly described as follows: Commence and Begin at the Northeast corner of the said NW of the SW a concrete monument bearing the Florida Registration Number 1380 and thence run along the North line of said NW of the SW S 89o16 W a distance of 331.23 feet; thence run S 0o34 W a distance of 484.15 feet to a point on the Northerly right of way line of County Road No. 122, an 80 foot right of way; thence run along said right of way, now curving southeasterly, an arc distance of 271.88 feet to the point of tangent to said curve; the said curve having a radius of 756.20 feet and a chord bearing of N 89o49 E and a chord distance of 270.42 feet; thence continue along said right of way S 79o52 E (actual ) S 79o50 E (State Road right of way map No. Section 27502-2601, Sheet No. 58), a distance of 61.50 feet; thence N 0o35 E, now departing from said right of way a distance of 498.32 feet to the Point of Beginning. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the front door of the Baker County Courthouse, Macclenny, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on March 18, 2014. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 7th day of February, 2014. T.A. AL FRASER CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Tabitha Wilson Deputy Clerk Frank E. Maloney, Jr., P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff 445 East Macclenny Avenue Macclenny, FL 32063 2/20-27c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 13-000150-CA WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., a national banking association, successor by merger to Wachovia Bank, National Association Plaintiff, v. GKS PROPERTIES, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, BRETT J. ISAAC, FADI KHAZAAL, and NADER FADEL KHAZAAL Defendants. _______________________/ SECOND AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Consent Judgment and the Order Granting Motion to Reschedule Foreclosure Sale entered in this action, I will sell the property situated in Baker County, Florida, described as follows: The real property located in Baker County, Florida described as follows (the Land): PART OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 22 EAST, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE WEST LINE OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SAID SECTION 5 WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF LOWDER STREET STATE ROAD NO. 23a (AN 80.0 FOOT RIGHT-OF-WAY); THENCE NORTH 85 EAST, 303.56 FEET, ALONG TIIE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOUDER STREET, TO THE POINT OF CURVE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTH AND HAVING THE RADIUS OF 5689.58 FEET; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOUDER STREET AND THE LAST MENTIONED CURVE, THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 00, AN ARC DISTANCE OF 28.83 FEET (CHORD BEARING AND DISTANCE OF NORTH 85 EAST, 28.83 FEET), TO AN IRON PIPE; THENCE SOUTH 03 EAST, 93.16 FEET, TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE SOUTH 00 WEST, 248.72 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 87 WEST, 335.80 FEET TO THE WEST LINE OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SAID SECTION 5; THENCE NORTH 00 WEST, 333.56 FEET, ALONG THE LAST MENTIONED LINE TO THE POINT OF THE BEGINNING. Together with the following (as described in the Mortgage): (ii) all buildings and improvements now or hereafter erected on the Land; (iii) all fixtures attached to the Land or any buildings or improvements situated thereon; and (iv) all estates, rights, tenements, hereditaments, privileges, rents, issues, profits, easements, and appurtenances of any kind benefitting the Land; all means of access to and from the Land, whether public or private; and all water and mineral rights. Together with the following (as described in the Mortgage): all leases, rents, issues and profits of the Property. to the highest and best bidder for cash, at a public sale, at the front door of the Baker County Courthouse, 339 E Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, FL 32063, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes: This sale shall be conducted with similar sales on April 15, 2014, which sales shall begin promptly at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or shortly thereafter. T.A. AL FRASER CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Tabitha Wilson Deputy Clerk Lanny Russell, Esq. Smith Hulsey & Busey 225 Water Street, Suite 1800 Jacksonville, FL 32202 (Attorneys for Plaintiff) 2/27-3/6c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2013 000148 CA MXAX TD BANK, N.A., as successor by merger with Carolina First Bank, Plaintiff, vs. PENNY C. SIMMONS, et al., Defendants. / NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 3, 2014 entered in Civil Case No. 2013 000148 CA MXAX of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida, wherein TD BANK, N.A. is Plaintiff and PENNY C. SIMMONS; et al., are Defendant(s). I will sell to the highest bidder for cash, at the front door of the Baker County Courthouse, 339 E. MacClenny Ave., MacClenny, FL at 11:00 oclock a.m. on the 3rd day of April, 2014 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 18, Hummingbird Trail, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, Pages 103 and 104, of the Public Records of Baker County, Florida. Street address: 11330 Mallie Davis Road, Glen St. Mary, FL 32040 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 6th day of February, 2014. T.A. AL FRASER CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Tabitha Wilson Deputy Clerk Daniel S. Mandel, Esq. DANIEL S. MANDEL, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff 1900 N.W. Corporate Blvd., Ste. 355 Boca Raton, FL 33431 Tel: (561) 826-1740 Fax: (561) 826-1741 2/27-3/6c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 02-2012-CA-000178 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff, v. DONNELL D. WIDEMOND; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; CYPRESS POINTE OF MACCLENNY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; Defendant(s). _____________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 3,2014, entered in Civil Case No. 02-2012CA-000178 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 8th day of April, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the east door of the Baker County Courthouse, 339 East MacClenny Avenue, MacClenny Florida 32063, in accordance with Chapter 45 Florida Statutes, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 37, CYPRESS POINTE UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 90 THROUGH 92, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator at (352) 337-6237, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact Court Interpreting at interpreter@circuit8.org. Dated at MACCLENNY, Florida this 6th day of February, 2014 T.A. AL FRASER CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Tabitha Wilson Deputy Clerk MORRIS HARDWICK SCHNEIDER, LLC, ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 9409 PHILADELPHIA ROAD BALTIMORE, MD 21237 2/27-3/6c STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF APPLICATION The Department announces receipt of an application from E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company, Inc to modify environmental resource permit # 0169603017 to relocate a powerline right-of-way at North Maxville Mine. The request has been designated File # 0169603-022. The proposed project modication would impact approximately 3.55 acres of wetlands. The project is located in the St. Marys River basin, Class III waters, in Baker County, Sections 35 and 36, Township 2 South, Range 22 East. The les associated with this order are available upon request. Please address your request to MiningAndMitigation@dep.state..us and include the le number in your request. Any comments or objections should be filed in writing with the Department at this address. Comments or objections should be submitted as soon as possible to ensure that there is adequate time for them to be considered in the Department decision on the application. 2/27c Baker County School Board Sale of Food Service Equipment, NUTR BID No: 2013-15 ADVERTISEMENT Sealed bids will be received by the Baker County School Board at 392 South Boulevard East, Macclenny, FL 32063 in the conference room of the Administration Building on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 until 10:00 A.M., at which time all bids will be publicly opened. All bids must be sealed and marked as Sale of Food Service Equipment, NUTR BID No. 2013-15. Should you wish to mail bid prior to bid opening time, please do so to the above address, attention Cathy B. Golon, Director of Purchasing. Late bids will not be opened. Faxed bids will not be considered a legal bid. Baker County School Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids received. If interested, send email for specific terms and conditions to Cathy Golon, Nutrition Services Department at catherine.golon@ bakerk12.org or call at (904) 259-4330. Bid Package Requirements 1. Completed bid proposal form with all information as requested. 2/27c LEGA L NOTICES Upcoming Registration forMETHODIST PRESCHOOL Saturday, March 18-10 amRegistering for August 2014 School Year Ages 1-5 (including Free VPK) Call 259-3521 for more informationLicensed & Accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International Fabulous Footwork Dance Studiofabulousfootworks.com || 6924 E. Mt. Vernon, Ste. 101, Glen St. MaryCall 259-1818 Baker County Health Department480 W. Lowder St., Macclenny | (904) 259-6291www.healthybaker.org If you are uninsured or underinsured then call today to schedule yourFREE Breast Exam & Mammogramfor Baker County residents courtesy of a grant from the Susan G. Komen FoundationDONT WAIT! Call 259-6291 ext. 2298to schedule your FREE screening today!Did you know... 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women age 40-50 years in the U.S. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the U.S. A case of breast cancer is diagnosed in a woman every two minutes and a woman dies of breast cancer every 13 minutes in the U.S. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION Case No. 2013-CA-000092 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., As Trustee for The Certificateholders Of Banc Of America Alternative Loan Trust 2005-9, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2005-9 Plaintiff, vs. Jonathan Weitzel Preston a/k/a Jonathan W. Preston; Unknown Spouse of Jonathan Weitzel Preston a/k/a Jonathan W. Preston; Calli K. Preston; Vystar Credit Union; Unknown Tenant #1; Unknown Tenant #2 Defendants. __________________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: Jonathan Weitzel Preston a/k/a Jonathan W. Preston and Unknown Spouse of Jonathan Weitzel Preston a/k/a Jonathan W. Preston Last Known Address: 11795 Blueberry Lane, Macclenny, FL 32063 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Baker County, Florida: LOTS 1 AND 4, BLOCK 65, OF THE TOWN OF MACCLENNY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN DEED BOOK D, PAGE 800,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Jeremy Apisdorf, Esquire, Brock & Scott, PLLC., the Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 1501 N.W. 49th Street, Suite 200, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 33309, on or before March 14, 2014, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise adefault will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on February 11, 2014. T.A. AL FRASER CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Julie Combs Deputy Clerk Jeremy Apisdorf, Esq. Brock & Scott, PLLC 1501 NW 49th Street, Suite 200 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 2/27-3/6c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 13000030CAAXMX WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. JAMES E. BUSBEE, et al, Defendant(s). __________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 3, 2014, and entered in Case No. 13000030CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida in which Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., is the Plaintiff and James E. Busbee, Amanda Busbee, are defendants, the Baker County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on ALL SALES WILL BE HELD AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE COURTHOUSE, 339 E. MACCLENNY AVE., MACCLENNY, FL 32063. THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER MUST PAY AT LEAST 5% OF THE SUCCESSFUL BID BY CASH OR CASHIERS CHECK AT THE TIME OF THE SALE. THE REMAINING BID AMOUNT MUST BE TENDERED BY 4:00PM ON THE DAY OF THE SALE BY CASH OR CASHIERS CHECK ONLY., Baker County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 2nd day of April, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 3, BLOCK 53, TOWN OF MACCLENNY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN DEED BOOK D, PAGE 800, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 308 FLORIDA AVE, MACCLENNY, FL 32063-2514 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. Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: servealaw@albertellilaw.com BM 014351F01 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 receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired, please call 1-800-955-8771; if you are voice impaired, please call 1-800-9558770. 2/27-3/6c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 02-2012-CA-0272 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF MADISON AVENUE MANUFACTURED HOUSING CONTRACT TRUST 2002-A, MANUFACTURED HOUSING CONTRACT ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2002-A, acting by and through GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, as Servicing Agent 345 St. Peter Street 1100 Landmark Towers St. Paul, Minnesota 55102, Plaintiff, v. DARON L. GIVENS, LAKEYTA GIVENS, GIBSON MCDONALD FURNITURE COMPANY OF MACCLENNY, INC., Defendants. ____________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Plaintiffs Final Summary Judgment Of Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action, I will sell the property situated in Baker County, Florida, described as follows, to wit: Part of the East Half of Government Lot 18, in Section 36, Township 2 South, Range 20 East, Baker County, Florida, and being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southeast corner of said Government Lot 18; thence South 87 degrees 52 20 West, along the South line of said Section 36, a distance of 151.41 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence North 00 degrees 29 06 West, 145.35 feet; thence South 89 degrees 30 54 West, 151.34 feet to a point on a 60 foot wide Ingress and Egress Easement; thence South 00 degrees 29 06 East line 149.69 feet to a Point on the aforementioned South line of Section 36; thence North 87 degrees 52 20 East along said South line, 151.41 feet to the Point of Beginning. TOGETHER WITH THE FOLLOWING EASEMENT FOR EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS: Commence at the Southeast corner of Government Lot 18, of Section 36, Township 2 South, Range 20 East, Baker County, Florida; thence South 87 degrees 52 20 West along the South Line of said Section 36, a distance of 392.02 feet to its intersection with the North Right-of-Way line of Five Churches Road (a 60 foot wide public Right-of-Way as presently established) and the Point of Beginning; thence South 89 degrees 56 06 West along said North Right-of-Way line, 60 feet; thence North 00 degrees 3 54 West, 60.00 feet; thence North 89 degrees 56 06 East 58.92 feet; thence North 87 degrees 52 20 East, 29.82 feet; thence North 00 degrees 29 06 West 236.74 feet; thence North 89 degrees 30 54 East, 60.00 feet; thence South 00 degrees 29 06 East, 295.04 feet to a Point on the aforementioned South line of Section 36 thence South 87 degrees 52 20 West, along said South line 89.21 feet to the Point of Beginning. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2001 REDMAN LDP105-00 28x60 MOBILE HOME, SERIAL NUMBER FLA14616039A&B. Commonly known as: 18149 FIVE CHURCH ROAD, SANDERSON, FL 32087 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash at the inside the front doors of the Baker County Courthouse, 339 E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063, at 11:00 AM (EST), on the 3rd day of April, 2014. If you are a subordinate lien holder claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the Clerk of Court no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim, you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator at (352) 337-6237, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact Court Interpreting at interpreter@circuit8.org. T.A. AL FRASER CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Tabitha Wilson Deputy Clerk Timothy D. Padgett, P.A. 6267 Old Water Oak Rd., Suite 203 Tallahassee, FL 32312 850-422-2520 850-422-2567 attorney@padgettlaw.net 2/27-3/6c Purchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Joel AddingtonLynn Green quizzes Westside students about the math lesson they recently completed on fractions.Top choice is teachers teacher Mr. Helms and Ms. WalkerJune weddingSteven and Angela Walker of Macclenny are pleased to announce the engagement of daughter Delaney Skye to Caland Joy Helms, also of Macclenny. Delaney is a graduate of Baker County High School and a recent graduate of Santa Fe Colleges dental hygiene program. She is employed by the Baker County Health Department. Callihan is also a graduate of Baker County High School, and of Florida Gateway College. He currently attends Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary pursuing a degree in pastoral ministries. A wedding date is set for June 14, 2014. JON SHUMAKESPORT S EDITOR jonshu@live.comThe BCHS Wildcat weightlifting team powered its way to victory featured Cedar Creek and Suwannee. The Cats outscored the second-place Suwannee 81-28 with Cedar lifted 285 pounds in the clean and jerk to take the top spot in the class. Blayne Merchant in the 183 class wasnt far behind with a 300-pound bench press and a 285-pound clean and jerk for a 585 tofor the clean and jerk and total for the 154-pound class the previous week, had another impressive showing with a 280-pound bench press and a 290-pound clean and jerk for a 570-pound total. 139 with a 325 total, Jacob Stalvey in the 169 with a 575 total, Hunter Chambers in the 219 with a 580 total and Collyn Green in the 238 athletes take second or third in their respective classes. The second place lifters were Starling Williams in the 119 with a 295 total, Shawn Martin in the 129 with a 235 total, Ty Sikes in the 139 with a 305 total, Thomas Mcelfresh in the 169 with a 480 total, Caleb Carter in the 199 with a 535 total, Dalton Thomas in the 238 with a 405 total and Austin Rhoden in the heavyweight division with a 505 total. Cody Miller in the 119 with a 275 total, Tyler Mash in the 219 with ished in third place for Baker County. The Wildcats season continued on February 25 when the team traveled to Bishop Snyder. See next weeks edition for details. BCHS wins meetOnline C CLet people know whats going onpost your special event online bakercountypress.com Subscribe to our E editionwww.bakercountypress.com

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ursday, February 27, 2014 T B C P Page 19 Page 18 T B C P ursday, February 27, 2014 YARD SALES Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Held at Auction Barn, Staci Road, Glen. Dont miss it! Friday and Saturday, 8:00 a.m-12:00 p.m., 9589 Glenwood Drive, Glen. Lots of miscellaneous. Friday and Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-?, 6317 CR 23D, Glen. Something for everyone. Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 8:00 a.m.2:00 p.m., 3680 Lovurn Lane. Huge indoor sale. Freezer, home interior, Christmas decor and lots more. Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., 5454 Woodlawn Road. A little bit of everything. Rain cancels. Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-?, Lloyd Street, off US 90, 5 blocks east of courthouse. 3 family moving sale. Furniture, electronics, TVs, men/women clothing, articial plants, other miscellaneous household items. Saturday, 7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., 5857 JB Hines Road, Macclenny. Multi-family; lots of baby items, including swings, clothes, toys and much more. Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Old Nursery Plantation Tee Street. Tool boxes, rods and reels, tackle boxes, tools, clothes, lots of good stuff. 904-654-7841. Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., 7994 US 90, across from Souls Harbor Church in Glen. Huge multi-family sale. Furniture, clothing for girls 3T & up, adult clothing, nursery furniture and baby stuff, kitchen, household and home decor. Lots of everything. Inside and under tents if rain. Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-?, Islamorada Drive, North. Moving/ garage sale. Furniture, household decor, dishes, clothes. Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-?, 469 Dale Court, off railroad and Homer. Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 362 S. Boulevard East, Pre-K Kindergarten Center. PBS Fundraiser Bake and Yard Sale. Clothes for family, household items and much more. Everything must go-priced low! MICHAEL & JONATHANS, INC. Trenching New Installation & Repairs For all your total lawn needs. 259-7388Residential and Business Licensed & Insured2/27-3/6pJOHN WILLIAMS PLUMBINGnow offers Septic Tank Pumping, Sump Pump Replacements and all your plumbing needs. Call 259-4580CFC056961 2/20-27cANGEL 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 7/12tfcSIGNS & DESIGNS BY ELLEN Magnetics Window & Vehicle Graphics & Lettering T-shirt Applications BEST PRICES IN THE COUNTY 259-6135 1/2-6/26pMORAN INSULATION, INC. Fiberglass Insulation Fix broken springs and motors on garage doors. 904-334-8285www.moraninsulation.com 2/13-3/6p LAND CLEARING A little or a lot904-521-15062/10tfcPEACOCK PAINTING, INC.Professional painting Interior Exterior Pressure washing Residential Commercial Parking lot line striping Fully insured & Locally owned 25 years experience259-58772/10tfcBATHROOM REMODELSNew xtures Ceramic Tile ADA Transformations Roll-in Showers Walk-in TubsCall 259-4580Licensed and insuredCFC056961 2/6-27pA & D IRRIGATION & PRESSURE WASHING LLC. 651-17392/13-3/6pKONNIES 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 PLUMBING-SEWER-SEPTICOver 40 Years Experience 24 Hour Service259-6934 or 904-591-0063CFC032613 MP005858 I-13219RCMD Ronnie Sapp 5/16tfcPUMP REPAIR 24 HR WELL DRILLING 2-4 & Larger 259-6934 or 904-591-0063 Ronnie SappWater Well Contr FL7003, GA316 5/16tfc AFFORDABLE TREE SERVICETrimming or total removal Call Bruce 904-838-31302/6-27pMARTIN WELL DRILLING & PUMP SERVICE2 wellsMacclenny 259-9014Cell 838-3517 Bryceville 266-4956 welldriller@nefcom.netLicense No. FL 2795, GA 566 12/5-5/29/14pJOHN WILLIAMS PLUMBING Call 259-4580CFC056961 2/6-27pGATEWAY PEST CONTROL, INC. 259-3808All types of pest control Call Eston, Shannon or Bill Ask about our re ant control6/26tfcARE YOU DOING SPRING CLEANING?Inexpensive Pressure Washing Call Bruce 904-838-31302/6-27p RICH LAURAMORE CONSTRUCTION, INC.Custom homes 259-4893 or 403-4781 cell RR License No. 282811470 11/19tfcFILL DIRTCulverts installed Tim Johnson5/11tfcFULL LINE OF WEDDING INVITATIONS & ACCESSORIESShower and anniversary invitations The Ofce Mart 110 South 5th Street259-37374/28tfcPUMP REPAIR2 or 4 wells shallow or deepCall 904-259-4580Licensed and insuredCFC056961 2/6-27pWILLIAMS AUTO REPAIR CENTER1128 E. 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The Ofce Mart 110 South Fifth Street259-3737 5/19tfc 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, cord or full cord. We sell stacks of wood. 904-653-1442. 2/133/6p Dining room table with 2 leaves, 6 chairs and hutch $800; 3 piece living room set $750. 904-275-4534. 2/27-3/6p New car/tow dolly $700; Lil Tykes video entertainment center, will hold up to 100 lbs. $25; dresser, no mirror $40; lite weight chest of drawers $20 each. 2592271. 2/27p Equipment trailer car hauler. 16' bed; all steel construction, electric brakes. $1250. 259-5901 or 352-222-8470. 2/20-27p 2008 Bass Tracker Pro Team 170. Great condition. $8000. 904-629-3414 before 5:00 p.m. or 259-4209 after 5:00 p.m. 2/20-27p Fishing Barge 21' Sun Tracker. Pay off or take over payments; golf cart, runs good $2000; sofa and chair $500; exercise machine $250. 259-2236. 2/20-27p Artists. Oils, acrylics, water colors, Canvas es, draw ing pads and much more. On sale now. The Of ce Mart, 110 S. Fifth Street, 259-3737. tfc Camille Beckman hand cream, Root candles, unique gift items. Southern Charm 110 S. 5th Street. 259-4140. 4/28tfc Ofce Supplies, printer and fax cartridges, rubber stamps and much more. We specialize in hard to nd items. The Ofce Mart, 110 S. 5th Street. 259-3737. 4/28tfc LOST REWARD: ZTE Warp cell phone lost Satur day at Goodys. Black with white and black rhinestone case. Prom picture displayed when phone is on. No questions. 904-408-9855 or 912-843-2195. 2/27p MISCELL ANEOUS Home Improvementsporches, decks, remodeling-any home repair. Licensed & Insured. 904-591-2640. 10/17tfc Devoted, affectionate professional couple will help you, unconditionally love & be hands on with your baby; maintain contact. Allowed expenses paid. Doug & Liz 800-918-4773.-Susan StockmanFL#0342521. 2/27p DISH TV Retailer. Starting $19.99/month (for 12 mos.) Broadband Internet starting $14.95/month (where available.) Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL Now! 1-800-980-6193. 2/27p We install 6 seamless gutters. Pressure washing. 259-7335. 8/11tfc Narcotics Anonymous. We are a group of recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. IT WORKS!! Meetings are held at the Baker County Health Department on Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:45 p.m.-7:45 p.m. 1/2-12/25p AIRLINE CAREERS begin here Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Techni cian training. Housing and Financial Aid for qualied students. Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-741-9260 www.FixJets. com. 2/27p GUN SHOW March 1-2 Sat. 9-5 & Sun. 10-5. Atlanta Expo Center (3650 Jonesboro Rd SE) Buy-sell-trade info: (563) 927-8176. 2/27p Alcoholics anonymous meetings Monday and Friday at 8 pm. Call Wanda 904994-7750. 209 Macclenny Ave. 1/2-12/25p AUTOMOBILES 2002 Altima. Mechanics special, nice but needs work. $2500 OBO. 904-401-4578. 2/27p 2008 Ford F150. 6300 original miles. 4 doors, bench seats, AM-FM radio with CD player, bedliner, silver strip down sides, tailgate lock. Price negotiable. 259-6989. 2/27-3/6p 2004 Buick Park Avenue. Fully loaded, leather seats; very good condition. 76,450 miles. $5990. 259-2613 or 904-2006271. 2/27p 2003 Silverado Z71 LS regular cab. 62,500 one owner miles. Excellent condition. $10,900. 904-588-8595. 2/27p Now accepting bids through March 7, 2014 for a 2007 Chevy Trailblazer and a 2006 Chevy Cobalt. Contact Beth at Country Federal Credit Union. 904-653-4453. 2/27c 2000 Kawasaki VN750 motorcycle, New Battery, Stator, & Voltage Regulator. $2,900.00. 259-7523. 12/5tfc ANIMALS Dogs: all types from puppies to adults. Animal Control, $65 adoption fees will apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc HELP WANTED Notice to readers: The newspaper often publishes classied advertising on subjects like workat-home, weight loss products, health products. While the newspaper uses reasonable discretion in deciding on publication of such ads, it takes no responsibility as to the truthfulness of claims. Respondents should use caution and common sense before sending any money or making other commitments based on statements and/or promises; demand specics in writing. You can also call the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-FTC-HELP to nd out how to spot fraudulent solicitations. Remember: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The Baker County Press Full time/part time, CNAs needed. Must be a team player. Must pass FDLE background. Apply in person at Macclenny Nursing and Rehab Center. 755 S. 5th Street, Macclenny. EE/AA/employer/f/v/d. 2/27c Outside salesperson for small roong company. Sales experience welcome. No roong experience needed. Will train. Please call 1-866-959-7663. 2/13-27p Cashiers-Radio Announcers-HostsSales. Full and part time positions at WJXR 92.1FM "The Bargain Channel" shopping show-the fun place to workare available now in the Macclenny and Jacksonville, Florida area. You must be over 18 with your own car, and as a minimum have experience in sales or cashier ing since some of these positions require skills to be fearlessly talkative, highly energetic, well mannered and polite while announcing live on-air or in cashier customer service. We train! Hourly wage and very high commission positions available. Work your dream job here! Apply in per son this Friday night at 5:45 pm at WJXR, Suite 9, 28 West Macclenny Ave, downtown Macclenny. EOE. 2/13-3/6p Dumptruck driver needed. 2 years experience necessary, Class B. Must pass drugscreen; up-to-date DOT physical. Contact Rex at 904-879-5324. 2/20-27p Experienced painters needed. Peacock Painting. 259-5877. 2/21tfc CDL-A Team Owner Operators: $2,500 Lease Incentive! Team Dedicated Routes. Great Revenue & Regular Weekly Home Time! 888-486-5946 NFI Industries npartners.com. 2/27p DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW! Learn to drive for US Xpress! Earn $700 per week! No experience needed! Local CDL Training. Job ready in 15 days! 1-888368-1964. 2/27p Heating And Air Conditioning Technician Training! Fast Track, Hands On, National Certication Program. Lifetime Job Placement. VA Benets Eligible! 1-877994-9904. 2/27p Experienced OTR Flatbed Drivers earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to Qualied drivers. Home most weekends. Call: 843 266-3731 / www.bulldoghiway. com. EOE. 2/27p Driver Trainees Needed Now! Become a driver for Werner Enterprises. Earn $800 per week! Local CDL Training. 1-877-2143624. 2/27p Now Hiring OTR CDLA Drivers. New Pay Package and $2500 Sign-On Bonus! Mostly 5-10 days out, full benets, achievable bonuses. Call for details 1-888-9783791/apply www.heyl.net. 2/27p com EOE. 10/10p REAL EST A TE Notice to Readers All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings adver tised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination, call HUD toll free at 1-800669-9777. The toll free telephone number for the impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 4 BR, 2 BA 2200 SF brick home. 1174 Copper Creek Drive. $259,000. 259-8204. 2/20-27p Beautiful x-large lot; power, water, fruit and citrus trees. Hillside Drive, Macclenny; on a paved dead end street. Reduced to $37,500. 259-4569. 2/27-3/13p 1996 2 BR, 2 BA singlewide on 1 acre. Pool, shed and all appliances included. $45,000. Seller is motivated to sell. 904545-0881. 2/27-3/6p 4.74 acres, Raintree Drive, Macclenny II Unit III. $60,000 FIRM. 259-2536. 1/16tfc 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 New Log Home* on 10+ acres only $89,900. 3 Bed, 2 bath log home w direct river access. Convenient to downtown Jacksonville. Excellent financing. Call now. 877-525-3033, x.19 *Constructed weather-tight log home shell. EHO. 2/27p Mobile Homes with acreage. Ready to move in. Seller Financing (subject to credit approval). Lots of room for the price, 3Br 2Ba. No renters. 850-308-6473. VMF homes.com. 2/27p FOR RENT 2 BR, 2 BA SW mobile home on private property. $650/month plus $500 deposit. Service animals only. Call Bruce 904-8383130. 2/27p Small 3 BR house. $500/month plus $300 deposit. 259-7927. 2/27p Room for rent in city of Macclenny, 1 mile from Walmart; perfect for a senior citizen. Kitchen, washer/dryer access included. $450/month. Assistance available for se niors. 904-234-5554. 2/27-3/6p Large 4 BR, 2 BA doublewide with 2 car garage. 7 acres fenced, swimming pool. Taylor area. $1200/month, 1st, last and deposit. Call Debra 386-283-4596. 2/27-3/6p 3 BR, 2 BA doublewide on 1 acre. $750/ month plus $700 deposit. 912-843-2711. 2/27p 2 BR, 2 BA duplex; nicest in town. Washer, dryer, dishwasher, front/back porch; water, sewage included. $700/month plus deposit. 904-718-8898. 2/20-27p 2 BR, 2 BA mobile home, CH/A, $575/ month plus deposit; 3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, $625/month plus deposit. 904860-4604. 1/30tfc 2 BR, 1 BA mobile home. $600/month plus $500 deposit. 904-923-2191. 2/203/13c Small 2 BR, 1 BA on Estate Street, CH/A. $525/month plus 1st, last and $300 deposit. 259-7335. 2/20tfc 2 BR mobile home available. $385/month. Half acre; garbage, water, sewer, lawn care provided; family neighborhood. 912843-8118 or 904-699-8637. www.rentyes.net. 10/31tfc 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 C OMMERCIAL FR 1500 SF restaurant/retail/office build ing at 39 W. McIver Street, Macclenny. Call Randy 904-759-9225. 2/20-27p For Lease1500 SF retail/office space at 541 S. 6th Street, Macclenny. $1000/ month. Call Jack at 904-616-9432. 9/26tfc MOBILE HOMES Brand new 28x60 3 BR doublewide. $49,900. Set-up with new AC, steps and skirting. 259-4663. waynefriermacclenny. com. 2/20-3/20c New and used mobile homes. Save Thousands Factory Outlet. 14x60 2 BR singlewide. $29,900. 259-4663. waynefriermacclenny.com. 2/27-3/20c I BUY USED MOBILE HOMES. Cash paid immediately. 259-4663. 2/27-3/20c LIKE NEW 3 BR doublewide. 28X60 3 BR, 2 BA. $29,900 set up and delivered. 259-4663. waynefriermacclenny.com. 2/27-3/20c 2014 Factory Repo. Never lived in; 28x80. Must sell fast. 4 BR, 2 BA; lots and lots of room. Must see. Call 386-7195560 for info. 2/27-3/6c Foreclosures, Repos, Land Homes and new homes. We have it all! With EZ financing available. Call 386-719-5560. 2/273/6c BRAND NEW 3 BR, 2 BA. Set/delivered/ AC/skirt/steps. $35,700. 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The zoning variance is for a 5 foot setback on their permanent ground sign. There will be a Zoning Adjust ment Board meeting held on Mon day, March 3, 2014 at 5:00 pm at City Hall. Any support or objections may be heard at this time. Start your new career as a security guard today!UNARMED AND ARMED security classes every week!Unarmed security classes run Monday-Friday Armed security classes run Tuesday-ThursdayPlease call for details: 904-384-8071528 Edgewood Ave S. Jacksonville, Fl 32205 www.giddenssecurity.com SPECIAL EXCEPTIONMr. Ghandi Ayoub is requesting a special exception for the property he is leasing at 101 S. 6th Street, Macclenny, FL 32063. is property is zoned Commercial General and is cur rently used as a convenience store (Smoker Friendly). e special exception is for a 3APS Liquor License. e store has a 2APS for beer and wine only. e 3APS would allow for the packaged sales, only in sealed containers of liquor also. ere would be no consumption on premises. ere will be a Zoning Adjust ment Board Meeting held on March 3, 2014 at 5:00 pm at City Hall. Any support or ob jections may be heard at this time. Anderson Quality ROOFING Metal Reroofs & Roof Repairs Shingle Reroofs & RepairsYour hometown contractor! FREE ESTIMATESLIC.#CCC13302742593300IN GOD WE TRUST. LICENSED & INSUREDLIC.#CBC1259558LLC Cindy Jo Oglesby Fl. Lic. R.E. 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Clean MVR and job history required.Apply online at PritchettTrucking.com WE SPECIALIZE IN PROBLEM ROOFS 259-2563 FREE Estimates PRESS CL ASSIFIED S ONLY$7.00 cash/check Deadline Monday at 5:00 THE BAKER COUN T Y PRESS JON SHUMAKESPORT S EDITOR jonshu@live.comThe BCHS tennis teams played hard against their district opponents with the boys defeating Madison County in a road meet on February 18 be fore both teams fell at Bishop Kenny on February 20. The Wildcats got their first look at a district opponent this season when the boys team defeated hosting Madison CounCampbell and Jarrett Barton all dominated their matches and won 8-0. Evan Barrett and Tyler Curry also won in lopsided fashion when they defeated their opponents 8-2. In doubles, the team of Stafford and Barrett shut out their opponents 8-0, while Curry and Jonathan Kirkland downed their opponents 8-1. The girls team lost 1-4, but ramores doubles match was postponed due to darkness when the girls were up 6-4. The match will be finished when the Cats host Madison County on March 20. Kate Whitehead and Emily Johnson lost the other doubles match 1-8. In singles action, Johnson picked up the teams only win was defeated 4-8, Clark lost 1-8 and Whitehead fell 0-8. Both teams were defeated at Bishop Kenny two days later when the boys lost 0-7 and the girls fell 0-6. The boys doubles teams took Bishop Kennys teams to the limit in the two matches. Curry and Barton took their opponents to extra points, but were ultimately defeated 7-9. Stafford and Barrett also put up a tough fight before falling 6-8. Barretts singles match was the closest of the day when he fell 4-8. Curry was the only other player to score and lost 1-8. Stafford, Kirkland and Camp bell were all defeated 0-8. more, Clark, Johnson and Whitehead all fell to their opponents 0-8. Both teams of Clark and Whitehead also lost 0-8. Baker Countys tennis sea son rolls along with a road meet at Suwannee of February 27 and they return home against Fernandina on March 11. Purchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Jud JohnsonEvan Barrett (above) and Tristan Lauramore (below) during a home match on February 25. See next weeks edition for details.Boys notch road win in Madison

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ursday, February 27, 2014 T B C P Page 21 Page20F EBRUARY 27, 2014 788 S. 6th St. | Macclenny | 904-397-0370 | Sta ed: M-F 9-9, Sat. 9-1SIGNUP IN MARCH AND GET $ 3 o enrollment fee $ 3 o monthly dues PLUS 3 months of FREE tanning! Notice of Public Disclosure of the Full Cost of Solid Waste within the City of MacclennyPursuant to Rule 62.708, Florida Administrative Code, the Macclenny City Commissioners of Macclenny, Florida discloses the following Full Cost of Solid Waste Management for residential 2012-2013Number of Residents 2,129 Number of Businesses 287 Total 2,416 Charge per Residence $213.84-$289.92 Charge per Business (Based on cubic yard volume) $327.00$7,142.04 Solid Waste Management Cost for City $839,152.26 Solid Waste Special Assessment Collections from Residences and Businesses $847,897.38 Balance Funded from other Revenue Sources $0 JON SHUMAKESPORT S EDITOR jonshu@live.comThe BCMS baseball and softball seasons have gotten off to rough starts as the boys lost two out of three and the girls lost both of their opening games. Christian Watkins and Josh Haygood both hit inside-thepark home runs to catapult the Bobcats to a blow out 14-4 victory over the visiting Trin the season on February 25. The inning, but scored four runs in both the second and third in nings and added six more in the fourth to seal the win. Caleb Scotts two-RBI dou ble in the second inning gave the Cats a 3-2 lead, which they would never relinquish. Hunter Noblitt added to the lead when he reached home after Clayt Smith was walked with the bases loaded. Watkins blasted a three-run inside-the-park home run in the fourth inning to extend the teams lead to 7-3. Noblitt was able to cross home on a wild pitch. The Bobcats bats continued to pop in the bottom of the fourth inning. Watkins cleared the loaded bases with a threeRBI stand-up triple. He scored on a wild pitch to pad the teams lead to eight. Haygoods two-run inside-the-park home run gave the team the lead to win by the mercy rule in the next inning. Hunter Chambers pitched well in relief of Jordan Vanvactor, who lasted 1 2/3 inning. Chambers allowed just two runs and navigated his way out of a one-out bases loaded situa tion by only giving up one run. He gave up only one hit in the the 10-run win. The Bobcats lost its opening a tight 8-7 game on February 18. Coach Matt Turner said his have the energy he expected game of the year. everyone is pumped up and excited, he said. It was like nobody wanted to be out there. in the second inning and padded its advantage with a fourrun fourth inning. The Bobcats tried to rally and come back in the end, but they were unable to do so and left the game-tying runner stranded on base. Pitching was an issue for the B-Cats during the game as the pitchers allowed 11 walks. The pitching, along with defensive errors, hurt the squad despite the offensive production, coach Turner said. Zac Gregory led the Cats hitters with a two-RBI In the end, though, the mistakes were too much to overcome. I felt like we had the more talented team out there, coach Turner said, but we just couldnt get it done. Its certain ly not the team I was expecting to see out there. Im hoping its The baseball team played better in its second game despite falling at Suwannee in a close 1-0 contest on February 20. Suwannee is one of the better teams, so to play as tight at their place, Im certainly okay with that, coach Turner said. The game remained a score less tie entering the bottom of nee scored its lone run. Coach Turner said the defense made all the necessary plays and pitchers Wade Johnson, Greg ory and Preston Sutton threw well throughout the game. The Cats couldnt take advantage of several scoring opportunities due to Suwannee making several nice defensive plays. We came up on the losing side of a one-run game, he said. If we continue to play like that, then its going to be a good year. struggled during the opening week of the season. They lost Suwannee 6-2. The coach said pitching and catching is going to have to step up and leaders are going to have to emerge for the team to stop its seasonopening skid. The softball teams season continued on February 25 when it traveled to Yulee. Both teams will be in action at home before the baseball team trav els to Trinity the following day.Purchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Debbie PelhamMackenzie Carter at the plate.Purchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Debbie PelhamPitcher Caleb Crews on the mound during the match-up against Lake Butler February 18.Bobcats struggling on diamond in early season Purchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Debbie PelhamThe Lady Bobcats Emma Gipson.Purchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Debbie PelhamClayt Smith swings.Purchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Debbie PelhamZac Gregory eyes the oncoming pitch.JON SHUMAKESPORT S EDITOR jonshu@live.comFormer Wildcat assistant football coach and head track coach Joey Sulkowski was announced as Georgias Monroe Area High Schools head football coach on February 19 after being approved by the school board the previous day. Im blessed for the opportunity, coach Sulkowski said. Its an opportunity to better my career and move toward my ultimate goal of being a head coach. Its a great situation and Im looking forward to it. He had an initial in terview on the schools campus, which is located about an hour east of Atlanta, before a secondary phone interview. Although an exact start date has yet to be determined, he will begin at the new job in midMarch. As he begins the next phase of his career, coach Sulkowski said he is thankful for the opportunity he had in Baker County. Its time for me to run my own program, he said, but I look forward to keeping up with Baker County as I move forward. Coach Sulkowskis departure has opened up another vacancy in a long line of open positions the high school has had to fill this school year. Most recently, his brother and sister-in-law, Ryan and Heather Sulkowski, left the school for Coffee County Central High School in Manchester, Tennessee, which opened up the head football and volleyball coaching positions. Turnover in staff can be a concern, BCHS principal Thomas Hill said in an e-mail. It can also be the opportunity for a fresh start. I am very optimistic about the current and upcoming athletic seasons. The high school announced former Ridgeview head coach Tom MacPherson as the new Wildcat head football coach on January 15. A posting was made on February 9 for the vacant volleyball position. Principal Hill said the school hopes to have a new volleyball coach hired within the next two or three weeks. begin for a new track coach, the principal said. Joey SulkowskiTrack coach exits for GA JON SHUMAKESPORT S EDITOR jonshu@live.comThe BCHS Wildcat baseball team battled injuries to win two out of three games to improve to 3-2 overall on the season be fore entering district play on February 27. The team last week lost both and Chase Drury with a torn labrum, both season-ending injuries. The squad will also be without Dylan Hall for about two months after he fracagainst Episcopal. Mikal Flores was limited with a strained quad, but he was able to take ary 22 game against Heritage (Ga.). Were just trying to get through the injuries, said head coach Fred Matricardi. Weve got three guys who we were going to depend on that were not going to get anything out of this year. The Cats overcame the injury bug with an 8-2 come-frombehind home victory over visiting Heritage in the Saturday night game to move past the .500 mark early in the season. Baker County trailed 2-1 entering the fourth inning before the Cat bats came alive with a six-run two-out rally to take a 7-2 lead. The team would pad its lead in the sixth inning with a run and hold on in the seventh to win. The squad had 11 total hits with Flores, Brandon Miller and Zach Rafuse each having multiple hits. Justin Waddell threw three on the mound and Bo Hodges picked up the win in relief. The home win came two days after the Cats fell to the hosting Episcopal Eagles 6-2 on February 20. Baker County rallied off four straight hits in the top of the seventh inning to score a run and load the bases, but the Eagles were able to hold off the Wildcats furious rally attempt to secure the win. Jordan Kennedy started the game and allowed just one earned run, but the coaches pulled him from the game after he reached his pitch count. Rafuse entered in relief and gave up three earned runs. The pitchers threw well, but we had them on a pitch count, coach Matricardi said. If we could have made a play or two, we could have kept them out there a little bit longer. Its a game we could have won if we played well. The team was held to just and Dylan Rowe knocked in the squads only two runs. Baker Countys week started off with an 8-6 home win over the West Nassau Warriors on February 18 in a game that featured 24 total walks. The Cats had just four hits in the game but had 13 batters reach base on walks. Two of the teams four hits came on doubles from Flores and Hall. The team wasnt without its own mistakes, though, and allowed 11 walks during the game. The pitchers were able to overcome the walks and combined for 11 strike outs, including four for Garret Yarborough, who picked up his second win of the season in relief. Miller closed out the game and picked up the save to seal the victory. The Cats will now turn their attention to the Paxon Golden Eagles and the beginning of the District 3-5A schedule. They play host to the Golden Eagles on February 27 before traveling to Paxon for a rematch the next night. Paxon, which has won its lone district game against Terry Parker, can be a dangerous team if its able to stick around, coach Matricardi said. Its a district game, where anybody can beat anybody in any game, the coach said. Were going to have to play like the underdog because if you dont play well, they can beat you. Coach Matricardi said the team might allow the pitchers to go a little deeper into the district games after having them limited on pitch counts to start the season. Getting longer production from pitchers along with the offense beginning to hit its stride could lead to the Cats reaching their ultimate goal: Winning the district title. Were getting better at the plate and are having better approaches, Coach Matricardi said. Were not trying to get too much and its translating. We have enough talent to compete and hopefully win the district title. Purchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Jud JohnsonDillan Rowe makes the out at rst. Jared Crews rounds third to run home.Purchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Jud JohnsonGrant Gregory tosses the ball to second to end the game.Purchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Jud JohnsonBrandon Miller is out, but tries to obstruct the short stops throw to rst.Cats battling injuriesFree physicals on these datesFree physicals for middle school and high school girls participating in FHSAA-sanctioned sports during the 201415 school year will be held on Wednesday, March 5 starting at 4 pm. The location is Dopson Family Medical Building beside Fraser Hospital in Macclenny. Free physicals for boy athletes will be given on Wednesday, April 16 starting at 4 pm.Want to get your paper in the mail? Subscribe onlinewww.bakercountypress.com

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Page 22 T B C P ursday, February 27, 2014 JON SHUMAKESPORT S EDITOR jonshu@live.com softball team won by a combined score of 31-0 in home games over district opponents Terry Parker and Paxon to improve to 5-1 overall and 3-0 in District 3-5A. Terry Parker 16-0 in three innings on February 18 before stomping the visiting Paxon 15-0 in a three-inning game two days later. Head coach Frankgames came as no surprise and the team knew what it was capable of doing offensively. Pitcher Mackenzie Wingard threw six strike outs in three perfect innings and Kylie Holton batted in four RBIs en win over Terry Parker. Holton was a single away from hitting for the cycle and launched a two-run home run in the bot tom of the second inning to extend her teams lead. The teams bats were popping from the beginning of the game as Hayleigh Mulkey, Branda Jarvis and Payton Parker connected with doubles team jump out to a four-run lead. Baker County took advantage of the visiting teams three second-inning errors to pad its lead with four more runs. Errors put Delicia Washington in scoring position, allowing Jennifer Hodges to bat her home. Holtons third home run of the season drove Hodges home. Jarvis batted in Mulkey two batters later after Mulkey reached scoring position on a have done more damage, but Washington lined out with the bases loaded to end the inning. The team didnt slow down in the third inning and scored eight runs to kick in the mercy rule. The girls once again made the most of Parkers defensive mistakes as Jarvis and Corley Sweat scored on the same error that allowed Madison Kennedy to reach base. Wingard scored on a wild pitch and Brandie Callaway crossed home on an error after reaching base initially by getting hit by a pitch. Holton drove in two runs with a double to end the game in the bottom of the third inning. their impressive performance with the easy home victory over Paxon on February 20. Jarvis and Macy Jackson hit back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the third inning to catapult the team toward the lopsided victory. Paxon walked ters to allow the game-clinching 15th run. Jarvis had a perfect night at the plate as she went 3-3 with four RBIs, three of which came from her third-inning home run. innings before scoring 11 runs on eight hits in the third. In addition to Jarvis and Jackson, Parker, Genie Taylor, Holton, Ashton Alford and Hodges all had RBIs during the decisive inning. The teams scheduled home game against Middleburg was rained out and a make-up date is unlikely since it is a non-disThe two teams are scheduled to play at Middleburg on March 14. rest from the short games and the night off due to rain is welcome because it keeps his team fresh entering the middle portion of its schedule. saders on February 26 in a make-up game that was originally scheduled for February wants to assert its dominance over the 3-5A rival that has been the roadblock for other Baker County teams this year. Doing so will keep the girls undistrict play. Next weeks edition for results. Baker Countys busy week continues with two road games in as many days University Christian on February 27 and then to West Nas sau the next night. The team will go on the road once again when they go to Terry Parker on March 4 for a district game. Purchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Jud JohnsonGenie Taylor slides into third to avoid the tag.Purchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Jud JohnsonJennifer Hodges makes the sacrice bunt.Purchase this photo at www.bakercountypress.com Photo by Jud JohnsonKylie Holton makes it to second after hitting the double.Lady Cats 3-0 in district play