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The Baker County press
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Baker County press (Macclenny, Fla. 1929)
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Began Apr. 12, 1929.
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904.259.2400 bcpress@nefcom.netCOVERING BAKER COUNTY SINCE 1929The countys most professional and extensive source for news, classied, display and real estate listings JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comAbout a dozen sheriffs deputies, including investigators and a Special Response Team, arrested a Macclenny couple on meth and child neglect charges due to the presence of their six children at a residence the afternoon of March 13. Earlier in the day, about 12:30 pm, two confidential informants working with sheriffs investigators Mike Hauge and Matt Yarborough bought $80 worth of methamphetamine from John Akridge Jr. and his wife Staci Akridge, both 29 and of 236 S. 7th St. According to police reports, Mrs. Akridge had a small child with her at the time of the drug buy while Mr. Akridge com pleted the transaction, which was recorded on video. Officers converged on the home about 3:30 pm with a search warrant and found Mr. Akridge inside a parked van with three children. After the suspect was handcuffed and the house secured, police searched the residence. Located inside were several ingredients used to make methamphetamine, including pseudoephedrine, drain cleaner and muriatic acid, in addition to 5 grams of meth, a mirror with residue and two shotguns, among other items. Property records show the house is owned by Randy and Joann Powell of Crews Road. Mr. Akridge, who has a lengthy criminal history, was last arrested on March 3 on three counts of possession of prescription drugs without a prescription and one count of petty theft, according to court records. Back in January the suspect was also charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of driving on a suspended license. The suspects face multiple felony counts for child neglect without great harm, drug possession within 1000 feet of a church, drug manufacturing within 1000 feet of a church and selling drugs. Mr. Akridge is being held on a $650,000 bond while Ms. Akridges bond was set at $275,000. They remained in county jail early this week.JIM MCGAULEYPRESS PUBLISHER editor@bakercountypress.comHow do the children of a man killed nearly a half-century ago react when they learn that the person who murdered him has finally died in prison? Closure, or almost closure. So it is for Terry Inderm uehle, Mark Fish and Kim Mason, whose father Morris Fish was a Baker County deputy on January 11, 1966 when he was gunned down near Twin Bridges by a fugitive who had just robbed a bank in Georgia. That fugitive, Calvin Carlos Campbell, died on March 10 at a west Florida prison at the age of 74. He had chronic heart disease, a fact that his family brought forth in a 2006 parole hearing in an unsuccessful attempt to gain his release. When Morris Fish, a man known for his sense of humor and love of fishing and hunting, was killed by the roadside, he was divorced and raising those three children ranging in age from Terry at age 10 to Mark at 9 and Kim at 6. His death began for them a long and painful journey of dealing with his loss and eventually re-uniting in 1971 with their mother and her new husband in Maine, where Kim and Mark still reside in neighboring towns. Terry eventually found her way to South Florida and now lives near Sedona, Arizona where she parlayed a lifelong love of horses to a position with a horseback riding concern. I got this letter from the DOC (Florida Department of Corrections) last Wednesday and I thought Well, hes dead, recalls Terry, now 58. I think of all the pain of those years, the pain it caused his family back there and its really hard to feel closure. She says she has been putting her thoughts into writing the past week. They say thats a good way to get past it, so Ive been putting my emotions down so I can put it away. I just dont want to be caught up with this man (Campbell). It (his death) didnt make me feel any better; it just brought the pain back. At least the taxpayers arent supporting him anymore. This oldest daughter of the slain deputy recalled perhaps the most painful memory of her near life-long ordeal the 40th anniversary parole hearing in Tallahassee in 2006. It was the only one I ever went to. I can still feel the pain and see the faces of my family. I hadnt planned to speak and when I got up there I was shaking. I told him that his (Campbells) family thinks 40 years is enough. My father had a heart problem too; he had a bullet in his heart. Forty years was a blink in the eye for Calvin Campbells survivors. It will never be over for his family, she recalls telling the parole board. Calvin Campbell, who was paroled in 1986 without the Fish familys knowledge, was back in prison two years later for molesting children. He would spend the rest of his days there, and DOC notified the family every time he was bakercountypress.comVisit our website and vote each week in our online poll. ONLINE POLL RESULTSWho should get preference in scheduling use of the ballelds?67% Little League 30% Time equally divided 3% Travel Ball See page 2Wildcats baseball still in hunt for No. 1 district seedSee page 15FFA shows o animals for preschool farm day March 18See page 11LPA advises county to deny new zoning for Camp TraceySee page 6The sheriffs department arrested a substitute teacher at Baker County High School for exchanging sexually sug gestive Internet messages with a 16-year-old male student. Leila Wilford, 34, of Macclenny was charged on March 14 after an interview at county jail with Investiga tor Tracie Benton, who handles sex cases for the department. She had earlier interviewed the boy in the pres ence of his grandfather, also listed as his legal guardian. The student, at the behest of his girlfriends father, reported the activity earlier that day to Principal Tom Hill, and he was initially interviewed by Deputy Chris Walker. The boy told Investigator Benton the messages began just before 8:30 the previous evening and at one point he suggested to Ms. Wilford that they changed to Kik messaging because she feared her husband would see the material on his Facebook account. The substitute had apparently also added other stu dents as Facebook friends, but indicated her husband deleted them. Later in the interview, Ms. Wilford admitted to the investigator that she deleted the Kik messages because she knew she went too far. That seemingly contradicted an earlier claim from her that she didnt realize she crossed the line. The student retained the messages, and produced them for the investigator. In one, Ms. Wilford wanted to know what it was like to kiss someone with braces (the teen reportedly is the sole student in that class with braces.) Other messages were of a more explicit sexual nature expressing a desire for an encounter. She is charged with making obscene communication and Leila WilfordSee page 4Sexting arrest of substitute at BCHS PHOTO COURTESY OF MARK FISH Final Christmas together: Kim, Terry and Mark Fish with their father, who was killed mere weeks later. Purchase this photo at Photo by Joel AddingtonInvestigators Mike Hauge (left) and Chris Volz after securing the scene.Purchase this photo at Photo by Joel AddingtonMeth suspect John Akridge Jr. in handcus outside his residence. Another meth house with kids Stacie AkridgePolice raid following a set-up buy, arrest two Finding 48 years after their father was gunned downCLOSURE


Page 2 T B C P ursday, March 20, 2014 transferred, or more recently, admitted for medi cal treatment. He was originally given the death penalty for the killing after a trial moved to Union County, but the sentence along with hundreds of others was commuted to life by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1972. Mark Fish, 57, has for 17 years operated an upholstery shop in Richmond, Maine. Hes tried in later years to remain philosophical dealing with his emotions. Im not saying Im glad hes dead, but he doesnt have to occupy space in my brain any longer. There was a time I wanted to seek him out and forgive him to try to get it out of my mind, he notes. But when I found out hed been arrested again for molesting those children I decided I never wanted to see him. And in a somewhat remarkable turnabout of sentiment, Mark Fish chooses to believe that his fathers murder and being ripped away from their home in Glen St. Mary as children evolved into something positive. Because of him (Campbell), there are 15 beautiful people (his sisters children and grandchildren) who are alive today, and who wouldnt be here. Kim Mason, now 55 and working in her brothers shop, will never forget that her father was killed the day before her seventh birthday. She seems nearer to closing this painful chapter of her life upon hearing of Campbells death. Im glad that its over but sad at the same time. But it kind of brings everything to an end, she says. Its been ongoing for so long, the phone calls from down there every time they moved him or took him to the infirmary. That was aggravating, but yet we wanted to know. All three Fish children have put Glen St. Mary and Baker County far behind them geographically, but still maintain some contact with numerous rel atives here (Morris Fish was one of eight children). We were kind of ripped away from Glen St. Mary and all the kids we grew up with and went to school with probably wonder what happened to us, muses Mark. They need to know we all grew up and were fine.(Thanks to Benny Fish of Glen St. Mary, who contributed to this article.) PHOTO COURTESY OF MARK FISH A trio healing: Terry, Mark and KimFrom page 1Closure: fathers murder dies in prisonJOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comThe New River Solid Waste Associations board of directors got their first look at a stinging 2012-13 audit report noting a number of unfunded liabilities as well as operational and in vestment losses. Combined they total in the multi-millions of dollars. Delivering the wake-up call to the board, including acting chairman and Baker County Commissioner Mark Hartley, was Lora Douglas of the Starkebased accounting firm DDF. Though her final copy of the audit report is not finished, the draft she presented during the March 13 meeting at the New River landfill in Raiford revealed plenty of fiscal responsibility issues she urged the board to address. New River is a business ... It should be treated like a business. You need to consider future obligations. You should not treat it like a county budget and spend everything you bring in every year. A business cannot continue to operate if it spends everything it makes and lives paycheck to paycheck. One of the biggest future costs the landfill is only par tially funding today are those associated with maintaining the landfill after its closed in accordance with current envi ronmental regulations. The so-called long-term care expenses include things like grass mowing, groundwater monitoring and landfill gas monitoring that must continue after closure for at least 30 years per state law, even if the facility is not bringing in revenue. But the association has only put aside about half of the estimated $10.3 million needed for that eventuality. If you dont save money and put it aside, it becomes the responsibility of the three counties, she said. As a resident and taxpayer in Bradford County, which along with Union and Baker counties makes up the quasi-public association owning the landfill, the accountant said she doesnt want her home county to shoulder that burden when we [the association] have the money to take care of it. Beyond long-term care liabilities, Ms. Douglas cited that more than three-quarters of the associations operating revenue for the 2012-13 fiscal year came from tipping fees paid by Ala chua County. Thats a huge concentration of risk, she said, adding that the landfills contract with Alachua County ends in 2018. If you are thinking of borrowing money to fund some of this stuff I dont think a lender is going to lend you money when you cant show an ability to repay and 76 percent of your revenue comes from one customer. In addition, the money the landfill invests in bonds, notes and savings accounts actually lost money during the last fiscal year to the tune of some $870,000. Ms. Douglas recommended the association re vamp its investment policy and start following it. You had one [a policy] before but the problem was you werent following it, so rather than fix that you abandoned the policy, she said. The CPA recommended hiring a money manager with experience in investing. Later the associations executive director Darrell ONeal summarized for the board the last nine months of work to re vise the investment policy, including since January with the boards new attorney Russell Wade of Starke. He was not present and re portedly on vacation during the meeting, but he drew the ire of Mr. Hartley and fellow board member Eddie Lewis. They called for replacing the attorney, who Mr. ONeal said advised him a financial expert was not needed to usher in a new investment policy. This is unacceptable, said Mr. Lewis, adding that the associations investment portfolio of between $2-$3 million was only earning a half-percent in interest. You can do better than that, he said. Does he [Mr. Wade] un derstand the urgency of this? questioned Mr. Hartley. Im not real happy with him right now. Theres other attorneys out there. He asked the matter be placed on the boards agenda for discussion next month. The auditor also criticized the association for other liabilities. There was a roughly half-a-million-dollar shortfall for construction of the landfills second phase; funding for the construction of the newest cell, the facilitys seventh, is several million dollars short; and funding for borrow pits, expected to cost $900,000, has not been allocated. While those costs are all down the road, the association posted a roughly $1.4 million net loss in assets at the end of the last fiscal year on September 30, 2013. Thats really not good, said Ms. Douglas. A lot of that went to counties. $1.7 million went to counties. Theres a misconception that its unanticipated revenue that went to counties. Its not. Its revenue from prior years yall have been saving up and now youre depleting it. Mr. Lewis said the board should consider eliminating the payments to counties, called host fees or dividends to help fund long-term care. We need to not even think about that for a while, he said. Following the review of the audit, board members voted unanimously to begin charging a $24 tipping fee to businesses dumping yard waste at the facility. Previously, the waste was accepted free of charge from businesses and residents alike in the landfills three member counties. Processing yard waste costs the association some $225,000 a year, Mr. ONeal told the board. The new tipping fee will become effective May 1. Businesses will be notified prior to the increase, board members agreed. I wouldnt go into the hole on it, and if you make a dollar or two thats fine ... but dont mess with residential, Mr. Lewis said prior to the vote.NEW RIVER SOLID WASTEScathing auditors reportMillions in liability, asset losses The sheriffs department is looking into a complaint by a Macclenny man that he and a female companion were bilked out of $3100 they believed were initial payments on a south Florida time share. The victim, 72, told Deputy John Minkel the payments were made on January 30 for $1250 and again on February 7 for $1850 to a female who represented herself as Tiffany Roberts working for Premier Title, Inc. of Arizona. The victim called police when he attempted to contact the woman and learned her telephone was disconnected. In another fraud case, a 49-year-old Macclenny woman called police when she realized her bank card was used for an $80 purchase the afternoon of March 3 at the local Winn-Dixie. Deputy Justin Yingling said a video of the transaction was no help in identifying who may be responsible. The victim indicated she was in possession of the card and had not gone into the store that day.Scam costs couple $3K


Page3MARCH 20, 2014 LIKE US ONFACEBOOK TO JOIN THE DISCUSSIONLETTER TO THE EDITOR Should teachers carry rearms?Rep. Elizabeth Porter favors training teachers to use rearms to get more guns in schools. Will this make schools safer, or as critics say, increase the likelihood of gun accidents and the school districts potential liability? Terry Moshier: Having the ability to do protect ones self and others when faced with mortal danger is a much safer alternative than what we are faced with now. History has shown us that anyone that carries a weapon to schools and shoots others is only interested in taking down as many as possible. It is imperative that we send not only our children, but our husbands, wives, sons and daughters into an environment that does not make them a sitting duck for anyone bent on doing them harm. ALL teachers, principles, and counselors, should be armed and trained to safely handle their weapon. CWPs are not that expensive! How many lives must be lost before we take our stand and take the safety of our schools out of the hands of the terrorists?Topics for school board candidatesWe asked readers for suggestions on issues in the races for the Baker County School Board later this year... Benny L. Fish: If any of the candidates promise that they will give all of their salary back to the schools, please do everyone a favor and drop out of the race now! We have already had one of them and you see where he is now gone! Alyssa Nicole Fernandez: I want more to be done in to stop bullying, and getting victims help to know what to do in these situations and how to stand up for themselves. I agree with the locker comments as well. Also, I want to see more people in power care about keeping the creative arts programs such as band, art and drama intact and running full steam ahead. These programs seem to be on the bottom of everyones list, behind all the sports teams, which is silly because it is 100% fact that children in these types of programs score higher on tests and do better in school, period. Chelsea Brianna Thomp son: We have some great teachers in the Baker County school System, and like any other school system there are aws. Teachers still have bad days and sometimes even bad weeks but overall we have some amazing teachers in Baker County. There are things outside of the teachers thy could use some extra attention, like the sex that takes place in between classes. Students must take an interest and an eort to the learn and participate in class instead of acting as if school Is social hour. Rain, rain, go away...The FAWN weather station at the Ag Center is reporting 3.43 inches of rain in the last two days. How much did the rain gauge report in your neck of the woods? Robert Brookens-3.71 3 miles WSW of Glen St. Mary Jerry K Johns Sr.-Was able to go bass shing in my front yard Jimmy Crawford-4.25 o of Woodlawn Kim Phillips Long-5-inch rain gauge was running over in Sanderson last night.Unemployment up slightly ...The countys unemploy ment rate increased slightly in January, partially due to more workers in the work force. What do you think local ocials should do to ensure there are additional jobs for these additional workers? Barry Melton: I think a better question than what should they do is what can they do. Ultimately, Baker County oers limited opportunities for decent employment. Walmarts decision to build the DC was a step in the right direction, but outside of DC and the state hospital, where else in Baker can you make more than $10-12 an hour? Baker Countians rely on the success of the Jacksonville job markets. More specically, blue collar jobs in Jax. As goes the Jacksonville job market, so goes the employment opportunities for Baker Countians. Aside from Jax, of course theres opportunities at several prisons in our area, forestry, teaching, law enforcement, etc. Thats about it when it comes to making the wages and benets needed to suciently provide for your family. Creating jobs in Baker means enticing corporations to bring their business here. This, in turn, would grow the county and its population. I just dont think the rank-and-le Baker Countian is interested in this growth, so we are left basically with the same op portunities that weve had for the last 30 years. Marie Pogue: Get bigger restaurant chains in here, hence, Sunday alcohol sales. People are just driving to Jax on Sunday if they want alcohol with their meal, more potential for accidents. If we get the bigger chains, more jobs, better local economy. We all win. Jason Randall: Most folks have the right idea on this thread. There is so much land available. Ive no idea why corporate oce space hasnt been built. Walter Kelly Crews: I think that there is a core of leadership or those who have inuence (usually due to a higher nancial status) in this county that actually go out of their way to continue the status quo and actually stie economic growth by impeding outsiders coming in. If not impeding progress they at least arent making any signicant eorts to help their community in any signicant ways. Baker County has always had limited job op portunities especially for higher wages, that is one of the many reasons I joined the Army (now retired) as soon as I graduated because even then I knew at that young age there were few opportunities for advancement especially if you were not a member of the Good Ol Boy system or kin to the right family name. Education or trade skills is a key factor but until there are large enough companies within our borders to hire them for their skill there wont be much change...Balleld controversy ...This weeks poll at www. is on the ball elds controversy. What do you think? Who should get preference? Travel ball, little league or nobody? Mike Crews: What generally happens is that people get hung up on the small issue but avoid the bigger issue. This county has for a long time now been behind the times on building a complex that would suit the recreational needs of the local ball players and the competitive needs as well. There are plenty of counties around ours that have gured out how to do this but we have not-why? As for the smaller issue here, there should be plenty of time for the LL leaders and the travel ball leaders to sit down and work out a schedule that accommodates both parties. Floyd Lee Crews: If the league would host some travel ball tournaments they would benet from it. Travel ball is not the reason Lil league in Baker County is getting smaller. With middle school and high school ball you have to have your kids ready for them to have a chance to make it. You cant wait until a child is 13 to start leading o bases and expect them to be ready for school ball. Thats why my kids play travel ball. Dear Editor: I have been troubled by the situation in our schools and children in our county going without food. I know it is not just a school lunch situation, but a lot of our children have no food at home. The one and only meal they might get is the lunch at school. I am having trouble sleep ing so I have been praying. It is time to do something about it. I cannot sit back and let the children I am responsible for as a citizen and a Christian go hungry. I am going to my sons school on Friday and I am going to write a check for a week of lunches for my son and one for another child. I dont know who this child will be, but I know it is the right thing to do. I dont have to think about it a lot and there will be no excuses about parents who should be responsible for their own children. That may be so, but this is something I know I should do. And I am asking every person who reads this to do the same and to pass on the message to others who may not read the paper. Clean out your couches and cars, take your piggy banks to the change counters at the banks. Skip one fast food salad or one pack of cigarettes. I can promise if you will do this, your whole life will change and so will the lives of our children. God is waiting for us to perform a miracle! Jeanie Prosch, Pastor Glen St. MaryYou need to rewrite this part and make it more serious. I dont want it to be maudlin, I say. Its not going to be maudlin, its going to be touch ing, says my wife Kelley. Ill write it if youd like. No. Ill write it and you edit it, like always. You are my muse after all, I say playfully. Kelley has been reading the A Jubilee Christ mas, my sequel to The Old Time Gospel Jubilee and giving her suggestions for dialog and changes. They are always very useful, which brings up the muse comment. It also leads to the next installment in a continuing scenario. I am, arent I? What would you have done without me? I have no idea. Thats my usual answer to that question, because I truly dont have a clue. You would have run amok, she says and moves on to editing another page as if she hadnt just used the word amok in a sentence. Run amok? Yes. Im sure of it. Youd be running amok. You mean like Godzilla running amok in Tokyo? She thought about it for a moment. No, you wouldnt be knocking down buildings or anything. Youd just be purposeless. It was my turn to think for a minute. We have had many conversations like that over the years. I wonder if all couples have their version of the Godzilla in Tokyo conversation? Mine takes on many variations. Sometimes its I just dont know what would have happened to you. Or theres always the, Youd probably be with some hussy in Arizona or Louisiana doing who knows what. Its a continuing theme. Purposeless? Somehow I think thats different than running amok. She put down the page shed been editing. No, not at all. Youd be like a boat without a rudder. Youd just be sailing around with no purpose. Hmm. Im sure lucky to have you, arent I? That is usually the conclusion that I reach when we have these discussions. It certainly is the conclusion Im supposed to reach. Heaven help me if I came up with another one. Im glad you realize that. You have a nice home, great children, people like you ... I am still a little curious about the whole amok thing though. What I mean is that with out me youd spend all your time holed up in this house ished the sentence. Exactly. Im glad you recognize that. Youd read your books and watch tele vision in bed. There would be chip crumbs all over my side of the bed and coffee stains on the sheets and maybe a spot where youd eat en barbecue chicken in bed. So, Id never change the sheets? Not until you just couldnt stand it any longer. Id be a dirty, smelly, nasty individual. Kind of like a hermit in a cave. Amok. Exactly. Im glad that you realize that. Youd be sitting around in your Angry Bird pajama bottoms watching soccer and being completely antisocial. That sounds a lot like most of my weekends. Exactly. Think of this as a cautionary tale. As an intervention on my part because I love you and am the best thing in your life. So I shouldnt run amok in my Angry Bird pants in a dirty, chip scattered, barbecue stained t-shirt. Just get that picture in your head, pal. It isnt pretty. Do you really want people see ing you like that? Im saving your life, thats all I can say. Well, all I can say is thank you. Youre welcome. So if you see me running amok in my Angry Bird pajamas contact Kelley immediately. It means Ive escaped. MY SIDE OFTHE MATTERROBERT GERARD Without her, hed be running amok in PJsPick up lunch tab at school


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In an unrelated case, a on March 10 naming landlord Martha Stafford, 59, of St. George, GA for making dozens of harassing phone calls to tenants after they announced they were moving from their rented house on Hopkins Rd. Melanee Combs told Dep uty Marc Heath that her husband Robert Hill received 30 voice mails from Ms. Stafford since late February, some of which contained threats to her and her family. She allegedly also threatened to call Ms. Combs employer. Deputy Heath said the accused phoned while he was interviewing Mr. Combs and he warned her to cease doing so or face a criminal charge. One hour later, he was back at the residence because Ms. Stafford left two more voice mails. From page 1Sexing arrest of substituteMIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF You couldnt look at a city map and tell that Macclenny is slightly larger today. But it is. Not that the growth means with additional tax revenue. They wont. But the municipal boundaries have been enlarged, albeit very little, now that the city commission has approved a request for voluntary annexation of a 1-acre residential lot in the Owens Acres neighborhood on the western edge of town. Commissioners approved the request during a board meeting on the evening of March 11, which means James and Teresa Donovan will have to begin paying city property taxes in addi tion to county and school district taxes. But the Donovan family had because they needed city utility services if they wanted to continue taking showers and having fresh drinking water at their 6334 Thomas Circle East residence. Their well went dry, Assistant City Manager Roger Yar borough told the board, adding that when neighbors saw the annexation sign in front of the Donovans home they became concerned that they might be next. Not so. They (Donovans) came to the city to get water, Mr. Yarborough said. Nobody is being forced to come into the city. Its voluntary. Of course, he said, if one well in a subdivision goes dry its possible others could follow. How ever, the problem could be faulty well equipment, not the water supply. In any case, the Donovan property will only have to connect to city water lines, not to the sanitary sewer system. At least not while their septic tank tion properly, City Manager Phil Rhoden said. They dont have to connect to the sewer system until they need to replace it (septic system), Mr. Rhoden said. They can do minor repairs, but they cant replace it. State law requires property owners in areas where municipal sewer lines are available to connect once their septic systems fail completely. The newly annexed resi dence is at the southeast cor ner of Thomas Circle South and Thomas Circle East. Properties east of there are within the city limits and served by municipal utilities. In other business that evening commissioners: Agreed to continue researching the possibility of revising impact fees on new duplex construction, including a review of similar impact fee procedures in other small cities in adjacent counties. Macclenny building contractor Rock Rhoden asked the city last month to consider reducing the fees required for new duplexes, which he said contributes to the curtailment of construction activity in recent years. Mr. Rhoden said fees on each new duplex total about $25,000, roughly twice the impact fee on new single-family homes. amount includes school district impact fees (the county has waived its impact fees for several years), as well as customary city water and sewer tap-in fees that every new customer pays. The citys impact fee on duplexes is actually only about $3,500, officials said. Impact fees are assessed on new development to help pay for im proved services made necessary by growth, including roads, utilities, law enforcement, fire and rescue protection. Mr. Rhoden told the city that he is ready to move ahead with plans to build a dozen new duplexes on property near the old golf course on North Lowder Street. Lower fees would enhance the marketability of the project, he said. Mayor Gary Dopson, who has expressed strong reservations about reducing any fees, suggested tabling the issue for 30 days. Meanwhile, the city attorney and city engineer will review and fees levied by other communities before rendering their recommendations on April 8. Under no circumstances, the mayor said this week, would any fee reductions be approved for any one individual. The fees would apply, as they do now, to all builders. Further, he said, nothing would be done that would raise the (property tax) millage rate. Approved an agreement to reimburse employees for tu ition, textbooks and other instructor-required materials for continuing their education while employed by the city. Employees must agree to remain with the city for varying periods of time depending upon the amount of reimbursement the city pays. For employees who receive $1,000, one additional year of city service will be required, with an additional year for each additional $1,000 in reimburse ment. If, for any reason, an employee voluntarily leaves the city or is terminated for good cause, they would be required to repay the city any reimbursed educational assistance on a prorated basis. Approved a partnership with the Baker County Farm ers Market to allow the use of Heritage Park as a new location for participants to display their fruits and vegetables one day a month starting in April. Darryl Register, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce and a founder of the market, said the event will be staged May and June. If successful, the event may be expanded. Approved an agreement to offer summer jobs at city hall for six Baker High School students in a cooperative venture with the school districts Youth Workforce Training Program. The district has received a $750,000 grant to place 10 or more students in summer internships for positive work ethics. The county commission re cently approved a similar re quest to hire students this year. The grant will pay the salaries, so none of the funds will come out of the county or city budgets.Residence annexed for city water ey (Donovans) came to the city to get water. Nobody is being forced to come into the city. Its voluntary.Roger YarboroughAssistant City ManagerJOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comTwo Sanderson residents were injured when the truck they were in crossed the center line on US 90 and hit a semitractor trailer head on just west of Baldwin on March 12. The driver of the red 2002 Chevy Silverado, Woodrow K. Burnsed, 42, was transported to UF Shands Health in Jacksonville with serious injuries while passenger Melinda Duncan, 39, was taken there with minor injuries, the Florid Highway Patrol reported. According to a witness, Mr. Burnseds eastbound truck crossed into the westbound lane of the highway near US 301 and remained there, FHP said. The left front of the pickup hit the left front of the tractor tailer. The impact caused a large amount of diesel fuel to spill into the roadway, closing it for several hours during cleanup. The driver of the semitruck, Rhasaan J. Brown, 36, of Virginia was uninjured, even though he was not wearing a seatbelt. Both victims were buckled in. Both vehicles suffered an estimated $8,000 damage. Alcohol is not believed to have been a factor in the 7:37 pm crash, FHPs report notes.Head-on near Baldwin injures two Out of County SubscribersFed up with your copy of The Press arriving late, or not at all? We have a cost-effective solution to your problem. 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ursday, March 20, 2014 T B C P Page 5MIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF Like Rip Van Winkle waking up fully rejuvenated after a 20year deep sleep, Macclenny is a town that appears to be entering a revitalization of its own after several years in economic slumber. Five commercial projects cur rently are in various stages of development in the city, including four new businesses and the exI think its a sign that the economy is definitely picking up, said City Manager Phil Rhoden, who could not recall the last time so many separate businesses were expanding or opening new stores in the city. The four brand new retail enterprises include a Krystal restaurant, which is expected to open this spring on South 6th Street (SR 121) just north of Interstate 10. In the opposite direction, less than a mile south of I-10 where very little retail development has taken place, a new Dollar General is under construction and should be opening soon, too. Meanwhile, GNC, a nutritional supplement retailer, has submitted plans at city hall to open a store in remodeled space formerly occupied by a nail salon next door to Starbucks in front of Walmart Super Center on SR 228. The fourth new business to call Macclenny home is Hibbett Sports, a Birmingham, Al abama-based national sporting goods retailer with about 900 outlets throughout the Southeastern United States and Midwest. The store, which already has the company name on the front of the building, will open in the Cornerstone shopping center on South 6th Street next to Tractor Supply in vacant space formerly occupied by Dollar Tree, which moved to a larger space on the other side of Tractor Supply last year. Assistant City Manager Roger Yarborough said Hibbett Inc. pulled its remodeling permit on March 3. He did not have an expected opening date for the store, which will encompass The existing business undergoing an expansion is Fam ily Dollar on US 90 west, which area traditionally considered to be downtown Macclenny, said Darryl Register, executive director of the Baker County Chamber of Commerce. The Family Dollar owner has begun an enlargement on the rear of the building, extending out an additional 20 feet, which will include new handicappedaccessible bathrooms. All development commercial and residential ground to a halt in Macclenny and the rest of the nation in the midst of the Great Recession that swept the nation on the heels of the housing and banking collapse in 2008-09. Mr. Register said its encouraging to see the economy springing back to life, especially in many scattered parts of town. I cant recall when there was this many going on at the same time, the chamber leader said. Though none of the projects are very large, collectively they cant number of new jobs and add to the economic growth of the city, Mr. Register said. Each one of them will provide a little boost in the economy and give shoppers other options, if you will, he said. While some business owners in Macclenny, he said, think the economy may not be getting bet ter real fast, at least its not getting worse. If any other businesses are tentatively planning to move to Macclenny, Mr. Register said he didnt know about them. At least, nothing he can discuss publicly. Im not aware of anything that I can talk about, he said. The addition of Hibbett Sports is one more sign that Cornerstone shopping centers health is prospering after losing big tenants in the past several those spaces, including Crystal River Seafood and Tractor Supdeparture of Walmart and Food Lion. According to the companys website, Hibbett Sporting Goods Inc. owns stores mainly in small to mid-sized markets in dominant strip centers and enclosed malls, including locations in Lake City, Gainesville, Jacksonville and Fleming Island near Orange Park. The website states that re search is done to learn what the customers of that area want from a sporting goods store be fore opening a new outlet. Florida has been a target of the companys expansion for several years now. Macclenny is the latest addition to the chain of Florida stores, which number approximately 50, starting with Panhandle in 1982. Woodlawn Kennels Quality Professional Care ....... . . . . . . .................. The Baker County Veterans Council thanks the Baker County Womens Political Network for their sel ess e orts in putting on the Heart to Heart Banquet, that be tted the Council with a generous donation of $18,000.These ladies set a standard for themselves for this event, then surpassed their goals. The sponsors and attendees showed their true patriotism for those who have served this country in their generous donations. The honor shown and given that night, to all members of the military, both past and present, could not have been surpassed and truly humbled all veterans. The veterans of Baker County are truly blessed to live in this county and members of the Council will continue to help our fellow brother and sister veterans. The Baker County Veterans Council is a non-pro t 501-3-c formed to help fellow veterans of Baker County. The Baker Veteran Service O cer, Mr. Tony Esterling, is the only asset for a veteran in Baker County. The Councils motto is Veterans Helping Veterans. We have done home repairs, donated vehicles, provided transportation to medical appointments, visited veterans at the hospital, provided food, paid electric bills, helped with rent, etc. 97% of our funds go to helping veterans and their families. If youre a veteran with an honorable or general discharge, want to have some camaraderie and be around those who understand, JOIN US. For more information contact; Milt ONeill904 608-9839 or Larry Porter eld904 769-2445. We meet the second Thursday of each month at 6 pm, at the Macclenny Primitive Baptist Church. Purchase this photo at Photo by Joel AddingtonThe new sporting goods store being renovated next Tractor Supply Co. in Macclenny.Purchase this photo at Photos by Joel AddingtonThe new Krystal restaurant under construction on South 6th Street.Purchase this photo at Land is being prepped south of the interstate on SR 121 for the new Dollar General store.Burst of city developmentJOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comA 108-acre property on SR 121 south of Macclenny once envisioned for a water park back in 2012 has been sold for about $380,000. The buyer was Blair Nurseries, Inc. of Jacksonville, a company of Charles O. Chupp. He is also the owner and CEO of Load King in Jacksonville, a moduler storefront designbuild firm for food service and other companies. He did not return a call to his office seeking comment on his plans for the property. The property was sold by Mark Broughton, who originally hoped to develop a 12-acre water park and modest homes at the site. He later revised the project to a zip line adventure park that has since been relocated to land he bought in Sanderson last year near the US 90 interchange with I-10. Construction is expected to begin soon. Mr. Broughton acquired the land in foreclosure from Park Properties, Inc., also of Jack sonville, for some $265,000 in September, 2012. That company bought it four years earlier for $2.2 million. In another high-priced land deal recently, Millennium Venture Group, Inc. of Delaware sold the property on which the Dollar General store in Glen St. Mary sits to Macadam Partners, LLC of Texas, a foreign firm according to state corporation records. The price tag according to court records: $2,088,369. Dollar General leases the land.Former park site is sold for $380KJOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comBaker Countys unemployment rate rose slightly in January, according to preliminary jobless figures released by the state Monday. The increase of sixth-tenths of a percent from 5.6 percent in December, the lowest unemployment rate here since June 2008, to 6.2 percent in January was the result of an estimated 79 more people without jobs and growth in the size of the labor force by an estimated 63 individuals. People are considered in the labor force if they have a job or are looking for work. In recent years the work force had been shrinking, largely due to people abandoning their job searches, which helped put downward pressure on the unemployment rate. The shift has been measured nationally and statewide as well. The current jobless rate puts Baker County near the middle of all Florida counties in terms of which have the most unemployed workers. Its ranked 30th of the states 67 counties in that regard. The highest un employment rate for the first month of 2014 belongs to Hendry County at 9.8 percent while the lowest rate was found in Monroe County at 3.8 percent. However, the Jacksonville metropolitan area showed the 7th lowest unemployment rate 6 percent of 23 metro areas statewide. The lowest metro-area rate came in the Crestview-Fort Walton BeachDestin metro area of the Pan handle. The highest metro-area rate: Palm Coast in Flagler County, which had the secondhighest unemployment rate. The jobs report from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity also shows the Baker County jobless rate stood at 7.6 percent in January of 2013. Four years ago, in January 2010, unemployment here reached its height at 11.2 per cent. According to a companion report from CareerSource of Northeast Florida, formerly WorkSource, most major industries have added jobs yearover-year. Professional and business services gained the most (8300), followed by leisure and hospitality (6100); trade, transportation and utilities (4000); mining, logging and construction (2600); manufactur ing (300); and education and health services (200). Job losses were posted for fi nancial services, CareerSource noted.Unemployment up .6%Eatery, retailers BRIDAL REGISTRYwithHome Interiors/ Celebrating HomeDecorate every room in your home! Call Barbara Belleville904-622-8200 Subscribe to our E


Page 6 T B C P ursday, March 20, 2014JON SHUMAKE jonshu@live.comA Macclenny man was arrested in the early morning of March 13 for felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and multiple misdemeanor charges when police were called to a residence with reports of gun shots in the area. Authorities responded to 55-year-old Robert Hornes residence around 3 am in response to the complaint, and found the suspect in his backyard on an ATV and the officers noticed he had several weapons. After refusing the officers orders to keep his hands in the air several times, Mr. Horne admitted to having weapons and reached for a holstered pistol. He was ordered to the ground and placed in handcuffs. Deputy Johnny Hodges found six rounds of ammo in the gun and another nine rounds in the suspects pocket. Mr. Horne told the officers he had been shooting at a log in his backyard. While talking to Mr. Horne, the deputy noticed the suspect appeared drunk. He later failed a field sobriety test at county jail. A check through dispatch revealed that Mr. Horne was a convicted felon. In addition to the felony charge, he was also arrested on misdemeanor charges of using a firearm while under the influence and resisting officers. In another incident, a Jacksonville teenager was arrested just before midnight on March 15 for several misdemeanors after he ran from an officer near the scene of a complaint. Deputy Marc Heath was re sponding to a call about two men who were demanding to be let in the complainants front door. They wouldnt identify themselves, but the com plainant saw that one of them was wearing a white hoodie. The deputy noticed a per son who matched the description near the scene. When asked to talk by the officer, the 17-year-old suspect ran away. Dep. Heath chased him down the street before the teenager stopped running when additional officers arrived on the scene. The suspect told the officer he ran because he was scared, but denied being at the residence and did not know the complainant. The juvenile was arrested for misdemeanor resisting an officer and loitering. COUNTY LAND PLANNING AGENCYMIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF Harvest Baptist Church of Jacksonville Camp Tracey as a counseling facility for adult drug addicts and alcoholics following 30 years as a group home for troubled teens off Crews Road in a rural area in northern Baker County. After a public hearing on the evening of March 13, the countys Land Planning Agency voted 3-1 to deny the churchs application for rezoning as an institution as part of its plan for a voluntary treatment program for adults. commission at a second public hearing beginning at 6 pm on April 15. During last weeks meeting by the LPA board, which reviews zoning and land use applications, about two dozen people appeared to support the Camp Tracey plans, based on those who stood at the chairmans request to gauge sentiment in the room. However, the only advocate to speak at the meeting was longtime Harvest pastor Wilford McCormick, the founder and operator of Camp Tracey since its inception in 1981 until it closed in late 2012 following years of scandals and investigations into al legations of abuse. In 1987, a Baker County grand jury released a report criticizing the camp for excessive corporal punishment and the use of ropes and handcuffs to restrain children at the camp. Grand jurors also criticized education and health care at the camp and said it would consider criminal charges if changes werent There also had been reports of sexual conduct involving juveniles housed at Camp Tracey, as well as escapes that resulted in police being called to round the missing juveniles up and return them. According to previous accounts in The Florida Times-Union six lawsuits against the camp were settled out of court since 2003 and a 46-year-old former dorm father was arrested in 2008 on a charge of child abuse. Pastor McCormick downplayed the past controversies, emphasizing the fact that the new treatment center would be only for adults who voluntarily choose to go there for help with their addictions. None will be courtordered, he said. We were not perfect (in the past) and will not be perfect ... but we are trying to do some thing that will be good for the county, he said. We can handle who we accept and who we will not accept. After several people urged the LPA board to reject the proposal, voicing concerns about lower property values and possibly increased crime caused by treatment center residents the preacher asked for a chance to prove them all wrong. I know people who have problems with drugs and theyre not monsters, he said, rejecting the notion that any of them would leave the grounds and commit crimes in the neighborhood. Here we are being judged before weve done anything. But more than half a dozen people urged the zoning panel to reject the new Camp Tracey plans, including Macclenny resident on Crews Road last year because he thought Camp Tracey had closed for good. How could you (the county) allow Camp Tracey to exist for years and it not be in compliance? Mr. Dudley said. He added that he would never be able to sell his property with a treatment center in the neighborhood. Mr. Dudley also said he was concerned that, with an institutional zoning, the property could one day become a corrections facility for felons. I dont want to see it turned into a prison, he said. If nothing else, he said, the county should at least prohibit the church from selling the land, or forbid its use as a prison, if the rezoning is allowed. Ed Preston, county planning and zoning director, reminded the LPA board that once a property is rezoned the county cannot place restrictions on its future use. Zoning goes with the property, he said. As far as the property ever being used as a prison, he said that is highly unlikely since Camp Tracey is only 10 acres and state corrections facilities would require much more land than that. The church owns 150 acres that will remain in an agricultural zone around the camp. Permitted uses in the institutional land use category includes schools, colleges, libraries, nursing homes and rehabilitation centers. application to rezone the 10-acre parcel to make it consistent with a proposed change in use from a residential voluntary counseling facility for adolescents to a residential voluntary counseling facility for adults, according to a report from Mr. Preston recommending its approval. The existing use was actually not consistent with the current zoning or land use, Mr. Preston said. Churches are permitted anywhere in Baker County. But when Harvest Baptist Church started Camp Tracey and began housing adolescents in a dormitory, it ceased to com ply with its agricultural zoning and began a role more in keeping with institutional use, which is what the rezoning application sought to correct. Neighbors, some of whom moved to Crews Road long after Camp Tracey had been operating for years, said a rehab facility would hurt property values and could lead to increased crime in the area. I dont think it belongs in our commushe lives directly across the street from Camp Tracey. Richard Harvey told the LPA board he was afraid that court-ordered addicts might eventually be housed at Camp Tracey if the plan were approved and this will not make for good neighbors. Furthermore, sex offenders could one day end up there, too, Mr. Harvey said, because that is an addiction. Debi Hurlbert has lived on Crews Road for nine years. If the rezoning is granted, she said hood and pose a hazard to numerous pets and children that walk along Crews Road. We agree with what theyre trying to do, she said in reference to providing help to alcoholics and drug addicts. But put it somewhere else, not in a quiet neighborhood. Camp Tracey, which was based on the use of biblical discipline to turn youths from lives of crime, addiction and rebelliousness, housed 40 to 50 boys and girls in segregated dorms. It was not licensed by the state because of a religious exemption.Rejects Camp Tracey re-invention JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comCounty officials are scrambling this month to apply for up to $200,000 to install a nature trail at Shoals Park north of Glen St. Mary. The deadline to apply for the grant from the Florida Depart ment of Environmental Protections Office of Greenways and Trails is March 31. County environmental health and planning departments are working with a consultant with the Northeast Florida Regional Council to put together the application, said Ed Preston, director of planning and zoning. The county has been without a grants department since last summer when the county dissolved the one-man department in its effort to slash the countys roughly $2 million budget deficit. Nonetheless, at last weeks Healthy Baker, Inc. meeting, county environmental health director Terry Graham announced the trail plan to the nonprofits board members and partners. Healthy Baker is a coalition of public and private health care providers aimed at im proving the health of area residents. Mr. Graham said the only walking or jogging trail in the county is the half-mile paved path around the City Park off West Boulevard. By building another, more scenic trail, he said, the coun ty could help reduce the per centage of people here who are obese or overweight, and thereby cut rates of heart disease and other chronic ailments. The Florida Department of Health (FDOH), which launched its Healthiest Weight campaign last year, re ports that two-thirds of adults in Baker County are obese or overweight. State-wide the share is only slightly lower at 62 percent. Mr. Graham also shared the results of a 2012 study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Trust for Americas Health on the cost of Floridas obesity problem. The study found that if the aver age body-mass index, or BMI, of the state fell just 5 percent, the state could prevent thousands of cases of type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease and stroke, hypertension, cancer and arthritis and save more than $12 billion in the process through 2020. For a 6-foot tall person weighing 200 pounds, a 5-percent drop in BMI is equal to losing about 10 pounds. The countys lack of walkable trails is also tracked in state health figures. One metric shows the share of the countys population within a half-mile of an offstreet trail system at just 1.8 percent, compared to 9.6 percent statewide. Getting more residents to a healthy weight, Mr. Graham said, will impact on the coun tys high rate of heart disease, which is 12.5 percent higher than the state rate. Mr. Graham told the group that the wilderness trail at Shoals Park is still in the planning stages and it could be another year or two for the project to be completed, provided the grant funding is approved. This is just in the talking stage at this point, he said. Still, Mr. Graham displayed a map of the trails potential alignment. The proposal trail is about three-quarters of a mile and located at the eastern entrance of Shoals Park adjacent to public parking and restrooms. Mr. Graham said hed like to see the trail made of pine straw or other natural material, but he wasnt sure if such a surface would comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The east side of the trails alignment travels along the edge of two retention ponds while the west side is bordered by trees. Mr. Graham said the trees may need to be thinned to increase visibility and security along the trail. Boosting cell phone reception in the area would also increase safety at the park, a major concern for officials, he said. Targeting diabetes, breast cancer In other news from the March 10 Healthy Baker meeting, the health departments Kim Terry, health education supervisor, presented a report on two of the departments goals in its Community Health Improvement Plan, or CHIP. The first goal is to chop the countys death rate for diabetes from 37.7 per 100,000 to 19 per 100,000 by 2020, which is about what the statewide rate is today. That could be achieved if the rate drops 3 percent per year. To do so, Ms. Terry said, the department intends to continue offering its diabetes man agement classes and doing health screenings to identify those with diabetes or at-risk of developing the chronic disease. Th next series of classes, which include free blood-sugar testing supplies, will begin in May. Ms. Terry said last year the program served 50 attendees who met once weekly for four weeks. She said 59 percent of them were insured by Medicaid or Medicare, or were uninsured. She said 65 percent of them reported an increase in physical activity and 46 percent either maintained or improved their A1C levels, a measure of a patients average ability to control blood sugar during a two or three month period. The second goal Ms. Terry addressed was boosting the share of women over 40 who receive mammograms. The percentage is 47.8 percent today and the aim to get it up to 60.6 percent by 2020, or about 2 percent per year. She said in the last year funding from Susan G. Komen has allowed the health department to provide 60 mammograms, 26 diagnostic mammograms, 29 ultrasounds, two biopsies and two MRIs. She said one of the tests detected breast cancer. Coming up next month will be the health departments pe riodic tobacco cessation classes, which include free nicotine gum to help participants ween themselves off cigarettes or chewing tobacco. The six-week program consists of two-hour sessions once weekly. More information on the program, please call Ms. Terry at (904) 653-5250. Shoals Park Entrance Odis Yarbrough Rd. 125 Seeking grant for tness trail at ShoalsSheriffs investigators, backed by the departments Special Response Team, arrested a Glen St. Mary man at his trailer the morning of March 14 for possession and sale of marijuana during undercov er buys the previous two days. The charges against Derrickal Major, 28, were upgrad ed because his residence on Stoddard St. north of US 90 is in close proximity to the Glen Church. Investigator Matt Yarborough said the arrest and search warrants were obtained on the basis of a purchase of four baggies and 2.8 grams of pot from Mr. Major on March 12, and 6.2 grams in eight baggies the next day. The warrant yielded an additional 31.5 grams of mari juana in 18 small baggies packaged for sale, other empty baggies, a weighing scale and $115 cash in a kitchen vase. Rufus Donaldson, 55, of Sanderson was at the residence during both previous buys and the morning of the arrest. He was not charged. In a second marijuana case, the morning of March 14, Ariel Williamson, 22, of Macclenny was named in a complaint for misdemeanor possession and having a smoking pipe in her vehicle. Deputy Daryl Mobley said he stopped the suspects 1995 Ford pickup on South 6th St. about 8:35 am because she was not wearing a seat belt. He detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the truck and Ms. Williamson admitted to having the drug and smoking pipe in the glove box, and a rolled blunt in an ash tray. Derrickal MajorGlen man selling pot out of his trailer homeFelon is arrested for having rearm The dotted line above marks the path of a proposed nature trail at Shoals Park north of Glen. Also shown are existing restrooms and the parking o Odis Yarbrough Rd. Illustraiton by Jessica Prevatt


ursday, March 20, 2014 T B C P Page 7Police arrested a Macclenny woman following during which she allegedly slashed her mother with a knife. Several deputies converged on Pine Oaks Circle about 1 am on March 17 and found Lisa Har ris, 21, attempting to hide in a vehicle where they also found a pink knife used in the attack. Witnesses said Ms. Harris and her mother, 43-year-old Rhonda Noles, began striking each other outside their residence and the violence escalated when the daughter pulled the knife and it. Ms. Noles was taken to Fraser Hospital by rescue. Ms. Harris denied using the knife and told Deputy Marc Heath her mother cut herself. She also said they were drinking moonshine earlier and her mother became angry when learning of her daughters past relationship with an ex-hus band. The daughter was booked at county jail for aggravated battery, domestic violence, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest without violence. A criminal complaint for In other recent incidents: against Michael Delp, 28, for allegedly pushing his estranged wife to the ground and destroy ing her cell phone during an altercation at their residence on Frank Combs Circle near Taylor the evening of March 14. Jessica Delp, 32, told Deputy Clements Leo her husband became angry when she refused to allow him to see her phone, then pushed her to the ground in the presence of her 10-year-old son. She said they had been separated since Christrived, has been living with his father in Georgia. complaints against both parties following an altercation the evening of March 12 at a residence on CR 229 north of Sanderson. Christina Myers, 19, accused her live-in boyfriend, 16 and also of Sanderson, of attempting to choke her as he was leaving her mothers residence where they had been living. The youth, questioned later at his mothers residence on CR 127, told Deputy Clark Ms. Myers drove off as he attempted to get belongings out of her vehicle. His mother said the girlfriend exited her car and attacked him. against twin sisters following a loud and obscen Glenn Williamson Rd. about noon on March 12. Cynthia Pearce, 49, refused to calm themselves or remain separated when he got to the scene. Their mother Estelle Williamson, 83, told the ofshe has taken out trespass orders on both daugh ters. had expired, but was still active on her sister. The latter was charged with violating the order and a MIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF In a swampy area behind Pier 6 restaurant on Sixth St. in sometimes slowly, sometimes swiftly depending on rainfall northward through a stand of tall cypress trees, offering a timeless portrait of Floridas natural beauty. Except for the old, rusted pipeline extending across the creek, posing what City Manager Phil Rhoden describes as a (environmental) disaster waiting to happen. Raw sewage flows through those aging iron pipes, shakily supported by concrete piers and two-by-fours, that were bolted together at least 50 to 60 years ago, said Mr. Rhoden, who said he remembers walking across the very same pipes as a young boy. But that was a half-century ago. The pipes, which carry sewage to a lift station behind Pier 6 and then on to the citys wastewater treatment plant, are in much worse physical condition now than they were back then. If strong winds caused a big tree to fall across the pipes it could rupture the conduit and spill its contents into Turkey Creek, which joins the St. Marys River in that body of waters journey from the Okefenokee Swamp out to the Atlantic Ocean. Even if a tree doesnt fall and damage the pipeline, it needs to be replaced anyway because of its age and deteriorated condi tion, Mr. Rhoden said. Thats why replacing it, hope fully with one traversing the creek underground, he said, is the citys top priority in a $1.6 million plan to upgrade the municipal sewer system. With $50,000 in city funds as seed money, the city is seeking $875,000 from the state and another $700,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant money to make the say are vitally important. In a letter to state lawmakers seeking help in getting the appropriation into the state bud get, Mr. Rhoden noted that the creaky, old Turkey Creek pipe sewer system that must be re placed. This is most critical and if not corrected there is a very strong likelihood of sewer over to St. Marys River headwaters, the letter states. This project, if approved, impact in improved water quality of St. Marys River. Planning for the sewer system upgrade is 100 percent complete and design engineerConstruction is tentatively scheduled in 2015. But the project depends upon whether the state and federal governments provide the funds the city needs to complete the overhaul. State Sen. Charlie Dean, whose sprawling district extends from Baker to Citrus counties, and Rep. Elizabeth Porter, who represents Baker and Columbia counties, are sponsoring legislation to obtain the appropriation for the city. Sen. Deans position as chairman of the Senate Environmental, Preservation and Conservation Committee could tus for the bill. Rep. Porter and her legislative aide, Koby Adams, visited the city on February 14 to tour the sewage and wastewater facials to discuss the condition of the aging utility system. I was impressed with the comprehensive analysis and documentation that the city of Macclenny and contract engineer (Frank Darabi) provided regarding the condition, cost analysis and review of the facilities, Mr. Koby said via email in response to a request for comment from the representatives ofThe $875,000 approbe heard by the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee, of which Rep. Porter is a member. That sum, combined with CDBG grants and city contributions should allow the city to be gin to upgrade the city sewage and wastewater system, Mr. Koby said. Representative Porter, he added in the email, has submitted a corresponding support letter and backup documents requesting an appropriations through the Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee for $875,000 and has visited with the Chairman of the Subcom mittee Representative (Ben) Albritton (R-Bartow) to discuss the appropriate funding. The city manager also has sought the support of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection through the agencys In a recent letter to Jim Ma her, district DEP administrator, Mr. Rhoden stressed the importance of replacing the rest of the citys sewer lines, most of which are made of clay dating to the World War II era, that have not already been replaced in piecemeal fashion by the city. Thank you for your recent visit to the City of Macclenny, Mr. Rhoden said in the letter. I appreciate you ... taking time from your busy schedule to listen to our concerns and discuss the critical problems we are facing with our aged sewer lines. It was Rep. Porter, Mr. Rhoden said, who suggested contacting DEP to request a letter stating the agencys concern and support for the citys sewer over haul. As you are aware, the city managers letter stated, this is a disaster ready to happen and it key Creek and St. Marys River. No one can afford to see that happen. The city is applying for the $875,000 in state funds through a water projects program aimed at addressing areas of critical state concern. applications had already been from other local governments seeking funding for similar projects. After reviewing Macclennys proposal he said a top aide told him the citys application just went to number one. One of the main problems the city faces, secondary to replacing the rickety pipeline across Turkey Creek, Mr. Rhoden said, is infiltration of storm water, which puts additional demands on the sewage treatment plant. Noting that major state roads pass through through the city US 90, SR 121 and SR 228 dig ging up and replacing old sewer lines is very expensive, he said. 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If the supplemental water re source funding is approved, Mr. Rhoden said priority consideration would be given to: Significantly improving water quality in an impaired springshed. ter quantity in a springshed that is currently below, or expected within 20 years to fall below, its established minimum flow or level. Developing regionally sigplies to meet current or future needs in an environmentally sustainable manner; particu larly those between two or more water management districts. ent loading from domestic waste water to a nutrient impaired water body. Accomplishing a task iden agement Action Plan. Assisting an Area of Critical State Concern in addressing water quality requirements. is is most critical and if not corrected there is a very strong likelihood of sewer overow into Turkey Creek leading to St. Marys headwaters.City Manager Phil Rhodenfrom a letter to state lawmakersSlashes mother with knife during ght early MondayA Glen St. Mary man told police on March 16 that a fraudulent $4500 check was written on his account, and he accused an ex-girlfriend as being responsible. Clinton Register gave Dep uty Chris Walker the name of the suspect, who has an address on St. Simons Island, GA, and said she likely wrote the check sometime after early February. It was not clear where the check was cashed. In other reports, Tina Lauramore told Deputy Earl Lord a visitor to her residence on Ben Rowe Circle south of Macclenny likely stole $330 in cash sometime during the night of March 10. Daniel Jeunesse of Elburn, Ill. reported on March 16 that a generator valued at $1000 was taken from his campsite near Ocean Pond. The victim told Deputy Walker there were campers on both sides of him that night.Check for $4500 was stolen


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ECONOMY SPECIAL! 50% OFF STORAGE FOR THE FIRST 3 MONTHS Starting at only$2140per month A Glen St. Mary man arrested on March 8 for molesting a 14-year-old girl who was spending the night with friends at his Mud Lake Rd. address has been charged also with violating a protective order that was sought earlier by his estranged wife. named for the second offense, on March 12 after sheriffs investigator Brad Dougherty wife Nancy, 48, of Jackson day of her husbands arrest that they had been separated six months due to his violent behavior. The investigator noted the protection order prohibits respondents from committing acts including sexual assault on any member of the peti tioners family or household. county jail this week under $200,000 bond on the lewd and lascivious charge and no bond on the contempt charge. Court records show he has pending cases for both domes and an earlier violation of a protective order. A 30-year-old mud-covered man caught by police running down South 6th St. in Macclenny the late afternoon of March 12 turned out to be a Hungarian national whose 2010 visitor visa had expired. Deputy Koty Crews said he and Sgt. Bill Starling spotted the man about 5:30 and described him as nervous and agitated. He explained he had slipped and fallen into mud, and initially gave the deputy a fake name. When he was confronted with that informa was a citizen of Hungary. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) relayed the information on the expired visitor visa and Mr. Zolton was arrested for resisting arrest without violence. He was later turned over to the federal agency. In other arrests, a female visitor at Baker Correctional Institution the afternoon of March 15 was charged with bringing a contraband cell phone into the visitors area. A prison employee said he saw Michelle Hendley, 24, of Hilliard then tossed it over another fence to inmate Jermaine Danzy. The phone was found stashed in his sock. Ms. Hendley smuggled the phone past prison security in a body degree felony. A Lake City man observed driving erratically on SR 121 in the early morning of March 15 pensions. Deputy Matt Riegel said he spotted the 2003 Suburban driven by Leonard Dix, 40, south of Interstate 10 about 3:40 and noted it veered into the opposite lane and off the shoulder line. impairment by drugs or alcohol, and instead insisted he was extremely tired and returning home from work. A license check revealed the suspensions, two child support. In another case, a Baldwin man who switched seats with his mother after noticing that Deputy Daryl Mobley was watching him in the WinnDixie parking lot was arrested for driving on a license that expired in 2009 and had been twice suspended in Georgia for failure to pay child sup port. Buick being driven by James Chapman Jr., 37, near South 6th and Willis Hodges Rd. because the driver was not wearing a seat belt. He watched as Mr. Chapman then drove it from the Citgo station to Winn-Dixie nearby, then observed as passenger Ina Chapman moved from the passenger seat to the drivers seat. He was also ticketed for the seat belt violation. Paul Myers, 19, of Glen St. Mary was arrested on a warrant from Clay County after the vehicle he was riding in was stopped for an equipment violation. Deputy Christopher Clutter said he initiated before 2 pm on March 12. He learned moments later that Mr. Myers was wanted for contempt of court related to a drunk driving charge. clenny the evening of March 11 led to the arrest of a St. George, GA man for possession of ingredients to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of eight pills without a prescription. An occupant of the 2003 Chevrolet pickup driven by Anthony Yokum, 22, that night was named in a complaint for purchasing a key ingredient for him. Deputy Clements Leo said North 6th St. about 7:30 because of an expired license tag that also was registered to another vehicle. Mr. Yokum consented to searches of a locked metal box and a locked storage bag that yielded 24 over-the-counter pseudoephedrine pills and nine does of Tramadol, a controlled drug for chronic pain. In the bag were other items commonly used to cook meth, including liquid drain opener, ters. Mr. Yokum told Deputy Leo he intended to make the highly addictive drug using a recipe he obtained from a YouTube video. Passenger Daniel May, 21, of Macclenny admitted he purchased the cold remedy pills for Mr. Yokum at a Jackson ville pharmacy and planned to sell them to him. A third passenger, 22-yearold Kyle Holton of Glen St. Mary, was not charged. Mr. Yokum was also charged with the license violations, and for having a valid Georgia license even though suspensions.JON SHUMAKE jonshu@live.comA Glen St. Marys man was arrested for misdemeanor larceny on the afternoon of March 13 after being caught on camera attempting to steal more than $160 worth of items from Walmart. Frank Pipkins, 34, attempted to leave the store with two flashlights, two watches and a belt. He was detained by a store security worker until Cpl. Koty Crews arrived at the scene. In a similar incident, a Jacksonville woman was named in a criminal complaint the after noon of March 12 for the same offense after being caught on surveillance trying to steal two phone cases from the store. Morgan Padgett, 18, was observed by an employee trying to take the phone cases, which were worth about $30. She told Deputy Christopher Clutter she didnt know why she tried stealing the phone cases. Vandalism and theft were reported at two county recreation buildings the past week, Riding Club concession stand sometime between March 1-15. Vince Farnesi told Deputy Jacob Satterwhite he checked on the property adjacent to a window had been pried open at the concession stand and an estimated $20 taken from a cash drawer. In addition, about $20 worth of candy was missing. The deputy found foot prints indicating an unsuccessful attempt was made to enter the announcers booth nearby. The same day, Melissa Burnsed reported to Deputy John Minkel that an attempt was made to break into the concession stand at the Knabb Sports Complex in north Macclenny. bulbs were damaged in both nearby bathrooms. In a third case, Danny Har rell Jr., 29, of Glen St. Mary was named by witnesses as the person who damaged a cooker/smoker belonging to Joseph Roberts on March 13. Mr. Roberts told Deputy Michael Clark that gauges and a door were damaged when the suspect pushed over the cooker located at the Blair St. residence of the accuseds exgirlfriend late that morning. Anthony Yokum Had ingredients for methSt. George man stopped for wrong tagAdded charge for violating an orderCaught trying to shopliFive license suspensionsMud-soaked man was in U.S. illegallyPublic buildings hit Photo courtesy of River Garden Hebrew HomeOils research fetedSusan Leger-Krall (center) of Macclenny poses with other research team members at Jacksonvilles River Garden Hebrew Home honored by the American Medical Directors Association for a study into the positive eects of diused lavender essential oils to decrease stress and anxiety in dementia patients. Ms. Krall, the facilitys director of home and community-based ser vices, said the controlled study occurred over a four-month period involving River Gardens adult day care program. The study is tied to increased interest in use of holistic substances as a means to reduce the use of anti-psychotic medications to control behavior. The oils are distilled from plants and have been used for thousands of years in eastern cultures. Pictured with Ms. Krall are pharmacist Robin Moorman and Anna Orman, the medical director at River Garden. Class calendarThe senior class of 2015 at Baker County High School is hosting a Calendar Girl Pageant on April 12 at 6 pm in the middle school auditorium. It is open to girls grades 8 through 12. Judges will choose one Calendar Girl Cover Queen and 12 runners-up to grace the pages of a 2014-15 school calendar. The deadline for applications is March 25. Call Shellie Smith at 259-0343 for details. All proceeds go to the class prom and projects.


ursday, March 20, 2014 T B C P Page 9 Fabulous Footwork Dance || 6924 E. Mt. Vernon, Ste. 101, Glen St. Mary Call 259-1818 United Christian Academy590 N. 7th St. Macclenny 259-1199 NOW ENROLLING K-12United Christian Academy in our 17th year in Music, Drama, Photography & More Participate in public school athletic programs for grades 6th-12th Step up for Students Scholarships Step up for Students Scholarships ...they shall mount up with wings as eagles... Isaiah 40:31Contact Pastor Mitch Rhoden for more info @ or 305-2131 ALSO ENROLLINGFREEVPKEagles Nest School Readiness Center9:00 am 3:30 pm VPK 259-1199 Training, educating & discipling today for tomorrows leaders. Eagles Nest ...they shall mount up with wings as eagles... Isaiah 40:31 Accredited by ACTS, FLOCS & SACSGOLD SEAL STANDARD Photo courtesy of the Superintendent Sherrie RaulersonGovernors Shine Award given to countys Teacher of the YearBaker County School District Teacher of the Year, Lynn Taylor Green was recognized Thursday, March 6 in Tallahassee and received the Governors Shine Award. The Governor and Cabinet of the State of Florida recognized her for her commitment and dedication to the children of Baker County. She was presented a medal and a State of Florida Reso lution Certicate. We are extremely proud of Mrs. Green, said schools Superintendent Sherrie Raulerson. Governor Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi, Chief Financial Ocer Je Atwater and Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam made the presentation. They are pictured above with Mrs. Green and Mrs. Raulerson (center left and right, respectively). Nemours childrens health system has named Rodney McK endree of Macclenny to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial served Nemours in various capacities in istration for 15 years, joining its executive team in 2006. As CFO, Mr. McK endree is responsible for lead function, including the treasury, central busicare and provider enrollment, among other partments. Mr. McKendree is a native Floridian who was born in Jacksonville. He received his undergraduate and masters degrees in accounting from the University of Florida and in 1991 earned the CPA designation. Before coming to Nemours, he worked nine years in public accounting with KPMG as a senior manager specializing in the health and two years with State Farm insurance. He is a member of the Public Accountants (FICPA) and the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). Mr. McKendree is also a former member of the Baker County Development Commission. Rodney McKendree New CFO at Nemours The BCHS and BCMS FFA placed three teams competition last month in Tampa. Greg John while Ashton Normans middle school team took The students during the contest demonstrated their knowledge of USDA rules by grading ready to cook carcasses, interior and exterior eggs, poultry parts and past production hens. Forty teams and 134 students competed and Baker B team won the competition and Baker A of high school and middle school combined competition and second among only middle schools. all competitors and Christy Crews from BCHS was second. Baker B included Christy Crews, Robert Schmel, Bethany Richardson, Kayla Long. Baker A was Hunter Burnsed, Hunter Davis, Jessica Harrell and the BCMS team was Nick Howell, Cooper Hodges, Jared Burnsed and Sarah Crews. Photo courtesy of BCHS FFAFFA students at the Florida State Fair poultry competition with BCHS FFA teacher Greg Johnson (right).High places for poultry teamsRegister for free art classFree art classes with several mediums are available to persons 18 years and older through the school districts adult education department. The sessions include demonstrations and supplies and are held at the Adult Educa tion Center on West Minnesota in Macclenny. Times are Wednesdays from 2-5 pm, Fridays 9 am-12:30 pm and again in the afternoon from 2-5. They start on April 9. The sessions will cover charcoal, exploring color with pastel chalk and paints, and acrylic painting. Pre-registration is required starting Monday, March 24 and seating is limited. Call Alicia Chauncey at 259-0403.Learn acrylic paintingFree acrylic painting art lessons are offered through the school districts adult edu cation department starting on Tuesday, April 8. They are for persons 55 and older. The sessions include sup plies and will be held at the Adult Education Center on West Minnesota in Macclen ny. Times are Tuesdays from 9 am-12:30 pm and 2-5 pm. Pre-registration is required starting Monday, March 24 and seating is limited. Call Alicia Chauncey at 259-0403.FCAT retakesTesting dates for former Baker High students to retake the FCAT tests are set for three days in April. The computer-based reading test will be given April 8 and 9 at 8:15 am and the math test on April 10 at the same time. All testing is at the school districts adult ed building on West Minnesota Ave. in Macclenny. Students who were required prior to 2000 to pass the HSCT test can use passing FCAT scores to meet graduation requirements. All test takers must preregister by calling 259-0403. The annual St. Marys River cleanup is Saturday, March 22 at the Steel Bridge Road boat ramp. The cleanup organized by the St. Marys River Manage ment Committee will get underway at 8 a.m. Garbage bags and gloves will be supplied, but other protective gear like sunscreen, sunglasses, hats and durable shoes are recommended. After the cleanup, volunteers may enjoy a lunch and celebration at White Oak Plantation starting at 11:30 a.m. in Yulee. The address is 581705 White Oak Rd. The committees Kevin Shell said organizers are soliciting volunteers to participate in the effort as usual, but they also need additional help to expand the cleanup. Today the Steel Bridge Road boat ramp, commonly referred to as the Boy Scout camp, is the only cleanup site in the county and one of 20 sites in Florida and Georgia. Its also one of just two public access points to the river. The other is near Baxter. Baker Countys site captain for the cleanup, Greg Sheppard, who is also on the committee, said if any private property owners along the riv er would allow volunteers to access their riverfront for the cleanup, additional sites could be added there as well. But more sites means more site captains. Thats why Mr. Shell is seeking additional site captain volunteers to oversee collec tion at any new sites. Captains would man a particular location, hand out supplies, register volunteers and gather trash bags for pickup. The cleanup could be expanded into the river, rather than just its banks, if volunteers had access to a boat, he added. I have a kayak and a canoe, but I dont think they will hold much trash, said Mr. Shep pard. Anyone who would like offer assistance with the cleanup is urged to call Mr. Sheppard at (904) 314-2887 or contact For more information about the committee and cleanup online, please visit cleanup Saturday Check it


Page 10 T B C P ursday, March 20, 2014 LEGA L NOTICES IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 02-2010-CA-0117 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff, v. MELANIE E. ROGERS A/K/A MELANIE ELIZABETH MCKENNEY A/K/A MELANIE ELIZABETH ROGERS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MELANIE E. ROGERS A/K/A MELANIE ELIZABETH MCKENNEY A/K/A MELANIE ELIZABETH ROGERS, N/K/A STEVEN PAUL MCKENNEY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS(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 Defendant(s). _________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order on Plaintiffs Motion to Reset Foreclosure Sale dated March 10, 2014, entered in Civil Case No. 02-2010CA-0117 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 13th day of May, 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: COMMENCE AT THE NE CORNER OF SE 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4, SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 21 EAST, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN S 0`26 E, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF THE SW 1/4 A DISTANCE OF 141.27 FEET TO THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF ARNOLD RHODEN ROAD AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE S 0`26 E, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF THE SW 1/4, A DISTANCE OF 240 FEET; THENCE N 75`20 W, 174 FEET; THENCE N 0`26 W, 240 FEET MORE OR LESS TO THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF ARNOLD RHODEN ROAD, THENCE S 75`30 E, ALONG THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF ARNOLD RHODEN ROAD 174 FEET, MORE OR LESS TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALONG WITH A 1997 MERI DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE ID #FLHMLCP15015368A, TITLE #70724240 AND ID #FLHMLCP15015368B, TITLE #70724239. 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 Dated at MACCLENNY, Florida this 12th day of March, 2014 AL FRASER, Clerk of Baker County Circuit Court By: Tabitha Wilson Deputy Clerk MORRIS|HARDWICK|SCHNEIDER, LLC, ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF 5110 EISENHOWER BLVD, SUITE 302A, TAMPA, FL 33634 9409 PHILADELPHIA ROAD, BALTIMORE, MD 21237 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MELANIE E. ROGERS A/K/A MELANIE ELIZABETH MCKENNEY A/K/A MELANIE ELIZABETH ROGERS, N/K/A STEVEN PAUL MCKENNEY, BAKER COUNTY DETENTION CENTER 1 SHERIFF`S OFFICE DRIVE, MACCLENNY, FL 32063 MELANIE E. ROGERS 13056 ARNOLD ROHDEN ROAD, GLEN SAINT MARY, FL 32040 3/20-27c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No.: 02-2012-CA-0120 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR GSAMP TRUST 2005-HE5, POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF NOVEMBER 1, 2005, Plaintiff, vs. Henry M. Forbes, Jr.; Dana M. Forbes; MERS, Inc., as nominee for SouthStar Funding, LLC; Defendants. ___________________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 27, 2014 and entered in Case No. 02-2012-CA-0120, of the Circuit Court of the 8th Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR GSAMP TRUST 2005-HE5, POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF NOVEMBER 1, 2005, is Plaintiff and Henry M. Forbes, Jr.; Dana M. Forbes; MERS, Inc., as nominee for SouthStar Funding, LLC, are Defendants, the Clerk of Baker County will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Front Door of the Baker County Courthouse, located at 339 E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, FL 32063 at 11:00 A.M on the 5th day of May, 2014 the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 1, Block 1, MACCLENNY SOUTH, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Pages 1 and 2, of the public records of Baker County, Florida Located: 4699 Mulberry Street, Macclenny, FL 32063 and all xtures and personal property located therein or thereon, which are included as security in Plaintiffs mortgage. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Macclenny, Baker County, Florida, this 7th day of March, 2014. Al Fraser Clerk of said Circuit Court By: Tabitha Wilson As Deputy Clerk Clareld, Okon, Salomone, & Pincus, P.L. Attorney for Plaintiff 500 S. Australian Avenue, Suite 730 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (561) 713-1400 3/13-20c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 12000246CA VENTURES TRUST 2013 I-H-R BY MCM CAPTIAL PARTNERS, LLC ITS TRUSTEE, Plaintiff, v. DAVID R. PEMBLETON, et al. Defendants. ___________________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the cause pending in the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit, in and for Baker County, Florida, Case No. 2012000246CA, in which VENTURES TRUST 2013 I-H-R BY MCM CAPITAL PARTNER, LLC ITS TRUSTEE, is Plaintiff, and David R. Pembleton, Sr. a/k/a David R. Pembelton, Sr., Barbara Belleville, Jodijo Hunter, Livingston Financial, LLC, Joseph Franklin Starling, Riley Lee Starling, State of Florida Department of Revenue, Carolyn Annette Thomas and Unknown Tenant, Defendants, the undersigned Clerk will sell the following described property situated in Baker County, Florida: A PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF BAKER AND STATE OF FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE 22 EAST, AND RUN EASTERLY ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 1760.0 FEET, MORE OR LESS TO THE WEST LINE OF WEST BOULEVARD OF THE TOWN OF MACCLENNY, THENCE SOUTH 10 DEGREES 24 MINUTES EAST, 309 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF OHIO AVENUE, THENCE SOUTH 79 DEGREES 10 MINUTES WEST ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE OF OHIO AVENUE, 937.39 FEET TO THE WEST LINE OF A 60.0 FOOT STREET OR ROAD; THENCE RUN SOUTH 8 DEGREES 16 MINUTES EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE, 864.78 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 80 DEGREES 16 MINUTES WEST, 122.86 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 80 DEGREES 16 MINUTES WEST, 122.86 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 2 DEGREES 12 MINUTES WEST, 81.41 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 80 DEGREES 16 MINUTES EAST, 130.28 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 2 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 02 SECONDS WEST, 80.21 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Together with an undivided percentage interest in the common elements pertaining thereto at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash at 11:00 am on the 7th day of May, 2014, in the lobby of the Baker County Courthouse at: 339 E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Fl 32063. Any person claiming interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 10th day of March, 2014. CAMERON H.P. WHITE Florida Bar No. 021343 JASON R. HAWKINS Florida Bar No. 011925 South Milhausen, P.A. 1000 Legion Place, Suite 1200 Orlando, Florida 32801 Telephone: (407) 539-1638 Facsimile: (407) 539-2679 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 Coor dinator, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 E. Univer sity Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 337-6237 within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired call (800) 9558771; if you are voice impaired, call (800) 955-8770. 3/13-20c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 13000143CAMXAX WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUST EES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,UNDER, OR AGAINST H. RICHARD WATSON A/K/A RICHARD HAYWARD WATSON A/K/A H. R. WATSON, DECEASED et al, Defendant(s). _________________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated February 27, 2014 and entered in Case No. 13000143CAMXAX of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial Circuit in and for BAKER County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST RICHARD H. WATSON DECEASED; WILLIAM H. WATSON; AMY J. ANDERSON; BETH A. HUBER; 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; WHISPERING PINES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION OF MACCLENNY, INC. A DISSOLVED CORPORATION; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE BAKER COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 6th day of May, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 8, WHISPERING PINES, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 66 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 11236 KRISTEN COURT, MACCLENNY, FL 32063-5512 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on March 7, 2014. AL FRASER Clerk of the Circuit Court of Baker County, Florida By: Tabitha Wilson DEPUTY CLERK Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 Copies Furnish to: **See Americans with Disabilities Act Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator at (352) 337-6237, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact Court Interpreting at 3/13-20c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 02-2013-CA-000110 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. JOSEPH L. MOREFIELD; COUNTRY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOSEPH L. MOREFIELD; AND THE UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 3rd day of March, 2014, and entered in Case No. 02-2013-CA000110-, of the Circuit Court of the 8TH Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and JOSEPH L. MOREFIELD COUNTRY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOSEPH L. MOREFIELD A/ KA RHONDA MOREFIELD UNKNOWN TENANT(S); and IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, front door of the Baker County Courthouse, 399 E. Macclenny Ave., Macclenny, FL., 11:00 AM on the 7th day of May, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 19, Block 1, Timberland Estates, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, pages 3 and 4 of the public records of Baker County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH the following descried easement for ingress and egress described as part of the SE Section 28, Township 1 South, Range 21 East, Baker County, Florida, recorded in Ofcial Records Book 413, page 218 of said County, more particularly described as follows: Commence at the NW corner of said SE and run S 0 W, along the West line thereof, said West line also being the East line of Timberland Estates, as recorded in Plat Book 3, pages 3 and 4 of the public record of Baker county, Florida, 340 feet to a point also being the Point of Beginning, thence N 89E, 468 feet, more or less, to a point of the East line of Lot 22, Block 1 of said Timber land Estates, said point being also on the West line of said SE thence N 0E, along said West line, 60.02 feet to the Point of beginning. Along with a 1994 Gran Cypress Doublewide Mobile Home ID#GC1091AFL and GC1091BFL 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. Under the American with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator at (352) 337-6237, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact Court Interpreting at Dated this 7th day of March, 2014. AL FRASER Clerk of the Circuit Court of Baker County, Florida By: Tabitha Wilson DEPUTY CLERK Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 3/13-20c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 10000194CAAXMX U.S. BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. CARLA A. GARRIGAN, et al, Defendant(s). __________________________/ NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated March 3, 2014, and entered in Case No. 10000194CAAXMX of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida in which U.S. Bank, N.A., is the Plaintiff and Carla A. Garrigan, Florida Housing Finance Corporation, 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 4:00 PM ON THE DAY OF THE SALE BY CASH OR CASHIERS CHECK ONLY., Baker County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 6th day of May, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 20, OF TURKEY CREEK RETREAT, UNIT THREE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 50, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME AS A PERMANENT FIXTURE AND APPURTENAJNCE THERETO, DESCRIBED AS: A 2004 CAVL DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME BEARING IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS BL04GA0212049A AND BL04GA0212049B AND TITLE NUMBERS 0089956450 AND 0089956689. A/K/A 6228 CHESTNUT ROAD, MACCLENNY, FL 32063 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. AL FRASER Clerk of the Circuit Court of Baker County, Florida By: Tabitha Wilson DEPUTY CLERK Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: BM 10-38438 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 1-800-955-8770. 3/13-20c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 022012CA000269CAXXXX US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR RFMSI 2007SA3 Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL J. MATIS, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated March 3, 2014, and entered in Case No. 022012CA000269CAXXXX of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial Circuit in and for BAKER COUNTY, Florida, wherein US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR RFMSI 2007SA3, is Plaintiff, and MICHAEL J. MATIS, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 AM at BAKER County Courthouse, Front Door Entrance, 339 E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, FL 32063, in accor dance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 5th day of May, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: ALL THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF BAKER, STATE OF FLORIDA BEING KNOWN AND DEISGNATED AS A PARCEL OF LAND SITUATE IN LOT 74 OF OLD NURSERY PLANTATION AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES 85, 85A THROUGH 85J, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA; SAID PARCEL BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 74 AND RUN SOUTH 88 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 05 SECONDS WEST ALONG WITH SOUTHERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 74, A DISTANCE OF 309.18 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 74; THENCE RUN NORTH 08 DEGREES 49 MINUTES 40 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 74, A DISTANCE OF 328.53 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 86 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 18 SECONDS EAST, 352.10 FEET TO THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 74; THENCE RUN SOUTH 01 DEGREES 21 MINUTES 55 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID EAST LINE, A DISTANCE OF 339.14 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH AND SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR UTILITIES AND GENERAL ROAD PURPOSES ACROSS THE COUTHERLY AND WESTERLY 30 FEET THEREOF. TOGETHER WITH AND SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR UTILITIES AND GENERAL ROAD PURPOSES ACROSS THE FILLET OF A CURVE WITH A RADIUS OF 100.00 FEET AND THE RADIUS POINT BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENT AT THE WOUTHSET CORNER OF SAID LOT 74 AND RUN SOUTH 88 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 05 SECONDS WEST, 195.10 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 01 DEGREES 2 MINUTES 55 SECONDS WEST, 130.00 FEET TO THE RADIUS POINT. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Macclenny, BAKER COUNTY, Florida, this 7th day of March, 2014 Al Fraser Clerk of said Circuit Court By: Tabitha Wilson As Deputy Clerk US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR RFMSI 2007SA3 c/o Phelan Hallinan, PLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2727 West Cypress Creek Road Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-462-7000 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Ms. Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Family and Civil Justice Center, 201 East University Avenue, Room 410, Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 337-6237 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appear ance, or immediately upon receiving this notication if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, 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 the Court Interpreter Program at 3/13-20c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 13000119CAMXAX FIRST HOME MORTGAGE CORP, Plaintiff, vs. CLEO FOX, et al, Defendant(s). __________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 3, 2014, and entered in Case No. 13000119CAMXAX of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida in which First Home Mortgage Corp, is the Plaintiff and Cleo Fox, Rusty Rhoden, First Home Mortgage Corporation, Rolling Meadows of MacClenny Homeowners Association, Inc., are defendants, the Baker County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/ on ALL SALES WILL BE HELD AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE COURTHOUSE, 339 E. MACCLENNY AVE., MACCLENNY, FL 32063. THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER MUST PAY AT LEAST 5% OF THE SUCCESSFUL BID BY CASH OR CASHIERS CHECK AT THE TIME OF THE SALE. THE REMAINING BID AMOUNT MUST BE TENDERED BY 4:00PM ON THE DAY OF THE SALE BY CASH OR CASHIERS CHECK ONLY., Baker County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 6th day of May, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 73, ROLLING MEADOWS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 96-101, PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 11780 HUCKLEBERRY TRL E, MACCLENNY, FL 32063-4195 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. AL FRASER Clerk of the Circuit Court of Baker County, Florida By: Tabitha Wilson DEPUTY CLERK Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: BM 018563F01 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 1-800-955-8770. 3/13-20c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 02-2014-CA-0046 DAVIS & DAVIS, LLP A Florida Limited Liability Partnership, Plaintiffs, vs. WILLIE WATSON, and all Unknown Tenants and Unknown heirs of Willie Watson, 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 interest, 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 inter est in and to the lands hereafter described Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO:WILLIE WATSON Last known address: 5831 Camphor Road, Macclenny, Florida 32063 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Veried Mortgage Foreclosure Complaint has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on FRANK E. MALONEY, JR., P.A., Attorney, whose address is 445 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063; (904) 259-3155, within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of the notice and on or before the 6th day of April, 2014, and to le 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 6th day of March, 2014. T.A. AL FRASER CLERK OF COURT By: Tabitha Wilson Deputy Clerk Cc: Frank E. Maloney, Jr., P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff 445 E. Macclenny Ave., Macclenny, FL 32063 3/13-4/3c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 2013-00065-CA MCCORMICK 105, LLC, as Successor in interest to BANKUNITED, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. DALE STUHR, et al., Defendant(s). _________________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with Consent Summary Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure entered on March 3, 2014, in the above-styled case, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, at auction held at the Front Door, Baker County Courthouse, 339 E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063, on the 6th day of May, 2014 at 11:00 AM, the following described property: Parcel 5: A PART OF THE SOUTHWEST OF THE NORTHEAST OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE 21 EAST, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE AFOREMENTIONED SOUTHWEST OF THE NORTHEAST THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 16 SECONDS WEST AND ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SOUTHWEST OF THE NORTHEAST 554.02 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 00 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 16 SECONDS WEST, 138.08 FEET THENCE NORTH 87 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 10 SECONDS EAST, AND PARALLEL WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF AFOREMENTIONED SOUTHWEST OF THE NORTHEAST 312.99 FEET TO A POINT ON THE WESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF CONFEDERATE DRIVE WEST (A 60 FOOT RIGHT OF WAY AS NOW ESTABLISHED), AS SHOWN ON THE PLAT OF THE HILLS OF GLEN, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES 51 & 52 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF SAID COUNTY THENCE SOUTH 02 DEGREES 43 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST, AND ALONG AFOREMENTIONED WEST RIGHT OF WAY, 138.00 FEET THENCE SOUTH 87 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 10 SECONDS WEST, AND PARALLEL TO AFOREMENTIONED SOUTH LINE, 317.63 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING Property Address: 12449 W. CONFEDERATE DRIVE, GLEN SAINT MARY, FL 32040-3873. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on March 14, 2014. AL FRASER, Clerk of Baker County Circuit Court By: Tabitha Wilson Deputy Clerk Gary M. Singer, Esq. Law Firm of Gary M. Singer, P.A. 1391 Sawgrass Corporate Parkway Sunrise, Florida 33323 Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistant. 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 assistant listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact Court Interpreting at 3/20-27c PUBLIC NOTICE The quarterly meeting of the Baker County Transpor tation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board will take place at 10 a.m., Thursday, March 27, 2014, at the Baker County Commission Building, 55 North 3rd Street, Macclenny, Florida, 32063. All interested persons are invited to attend. The Northeast Florida Regional Council adheres to the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make reasonable modications for access to this meeting upon request. Requests should be received at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting in order to allow time to provide the requested service. For more information, contact the Northeast Florida Regional Council at (904) 2790880 between the hours of 8 a.m. 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 3/20c NOTICE INVITATION FOR BIDS IFB# 14-01, Phase II Borrow Pit Access Construction The New River Solid Waste Association (NRSWA) is extending an IFB for the Borrow Pit Access project. The Work is generally described as furnishing all labor, materials, equipment, tools, transportation, services, and incidentals and performing all work necessary to provide the Owner with roadway access across a creek to the future borrow pit at the NRRL in accordance with the project drawings and specications. The Project is located at the New River Regional Landll (NRRL), 24276 NE 157th Street, Raiford, Florida, 32083. NRRL is approximately 2.5 miles north of Raiford, Florida, on the east side of State Road 121. Bidding and Contract Documents may be examined at the NRSWA ofce, 24276 NE 157th Street, Raiford, Florida, between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday. To ensure that Bidders receive all addenda and or clarications to the Bidding Documents in a timely manner, it is mandatory that all bidders obtain at least one set of Bidding Documents from the Owner to be eligible to bid on this project. A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. (local time) at the NRRL ofce, 24276 NE 157th Street, Raiford, Florida. The Deadline for submittal of a sealed bid is 2:00 P.M. (local time) on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. For any further information or clarication, contact 3/20-27c A, R&R, Inc. 11837 N SR 121 Macclenny, FL 32063 The following vehicles will be sold at public auction on April 4, 2014 at 10 am at A, R&R, Inc. 11837 N SR 121, Macclenny, FL 32063: 1979 Chevrolet Impala Vin# 1L35L9S281928 3/20c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 02-2012-CA-000228 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR RASC 2005-KS2, PLAINTIFF, VS. ONA FRANCES DAVIS, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S). _________________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 3, 2014 and entered in Case No. 02-2012-CA-000228 in the Cir cuit Court of the 8th Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida wherein U.S. Bank National Association as Trustee for RASC 2005-KS2 was the Plaintiff and ONA FRANCES DAVIS, ET AL., the Defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 am. at the East door of the Courthouse, 339 E. Macclenny Ave., Macclenny, FL 32063 on the 7th day of May, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: A PART OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NE 1/4 OF SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 1 SOUTH, RANGE 21 EAST, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SAID NE 1/4 AND THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF NOAH RAULERSON ROAD (A COUNTY GRADED PUBLIC ROAD) AND RUN S 6 W, ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY LINE, 65.00 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE S 82 W, 227.00 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE S 1 W, 330.00 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE S 83 E, 189.70 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT ON THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SAID NOAH RAULERSON ROAD; THENCE N 6 E, ALONG SAID WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE 383.26 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID LANDS BEING THE SAME LANDS AS DESCRIBED IN O/R BOOK 32, PAGE 197, PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS OF THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER, AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. AL FRASER Clerk of the Circuit Court of Baker County, Florida By: Tabitha Wilson DEPUTY CLERK Stephen M. Huttman Attorney for Plaintiff Pendergast & Morgan, P.A. 115 Perimeter Center Place South Terraces Suite 1000 Atlanta, GA 30346 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 3/20-27c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN THE CIRCUIT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 13000152CAMXAX TD BANK, N.A., as successor by merger with Carolina First Bank, as successor by merger with Mercantile Bank, Plaintiff, vs. JAMES O. KEMP, et al., Defendants./ NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 3, 2014, entered in Civil Case No. 13000152CAMXAX of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida, wherein TD BANK, N.A. is Plaintiff and JAMES O. KEMP; 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 oclock a.m. on the 7th day of May, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 10, Block C, MACCLENNY II, UNIT II, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, Pages 64 65, in the current Public Records of Baker County, Florida. Street address: 4336 Birch Street, Macclenny, FL 32063 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 6th day of March, 2014. AL FRASER Clerk of Circuit Court BY:Tabitha Wilson Deputy Clerk Daniel S. Mandel, Esq. Baker County Press DANIEL S. MANDEL, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff 1900 N.W. Corporate Blvd., Ste. 305W Boca Raton, FL 33431 Tel: (561) 826-1740 Fax: (561) 826-1741 3/20-27c


Page11MARCH 20, 2014 COUNTRY FEDERALCREDIT UNION Join us for our2014 ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MEMBERSHIP at the Macclenny BranchRefreshments & Door Prizes JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comThe Florida Department of Education released its latest preschool ratings last week and two schools with low numbers of students had the best and worst results in the county. The ratings measure how many preschoolers from a particular school score ready for kindergarten on a pair of basic tests. Theyre reported as a percentage of all students who complete the school year or summer term, and reach the benchmark. The highest share doing so during the 2012-13 school year belonged to Little Playmates Preschool Center on South Glen Avenue in Glen St. Mary 100 percent but the school only had six children in the calculation. Westside Nursery Pre school, not far away on North Sherman Avenue in Glen, had the lowest percentage of children score ready for kindergarten at 40 percent of the five students in the calculation. The preschool serving the most children, 144, was Baker County School Districts pre-K program on South Boulevard East in Macclenny. It ranked third in the county with 88 percent of the children demonstrating they were primed for kindergarten. An additional 13 children were tested following the summer term there with 77 percent performing on par. Heres the full list of results, showing the share of children tested who were ready for kindergarten, from highest to lowest: Little Playmates, 100 per cent. First United Methodist, North 5th Street in Macclenny, 89 percent. Baker County Schools preK program, 88 percent. Eagles Nest School Readiness Center, North 7th Street in Macclenny, 86 percent. Baker Head Start and Early Head Start, South 8th Street in Macclenny, 85 percent. Baker County Schools preK program summer term, 77 percent. ABC Childcare & Learning Center, South 5th Street in Macclenny, 74 percent. Westside Nursery Preschool, 40 percent. The view the results for pre vious years online, please visit rankings released PHOTOS BY JOEL ADDINGTON FFA brings farm animals to PreK-KindergartenStudents with the high schools Future Farmers of America club visited the PreK-Kindergarten Center the morning of March 18 and brought along some farm animals to teach the children about them. They included a horse named Tango, an Angus heifer named Bella, a pair of hens and a few rabbits. Students also got to pet and have their photos taken with the animals. The program is now in its fourth year. Above, Kyndall brooks shows o Tango, and at right, children pet one of the rabbits held by Jessica Harrell.Purchase this photo at Photos by Joel AddingtonAbove, preschoolers reach to pet Tango before heading back to class. At right, Ms. Brooks has a child do the same.Purchase this photo at Photo by Joel AddingtonJennifer Kings class poses with the FFA students and animals. PHOTOS BY JOEL ADDINGTON Above, Christy Crews holds up a newly laid egg for the kids. At left, Ms. Harrell speaks to the group about the chickens. COPIESBlack & white/Full colorT O M110 South Fifth St. Out of County SubscribersFed up with your copy of The Press arriving late, or not at all? We have a cost-effective solution to your problem. Subscribe to our E Subscribe to our E


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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. 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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 I love you, Daddy, hope you catch a balloon!Love, Your Daughter,Gabby Shae HarrisHappy Birthday, Daddy!In Loving Memory of my DaddyGarrett Scott Harris 3-23-86 02-14-07 Allen Bennett, 77, dies on March 11Allen Bennett, 77, of Glen St. Mary died on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. A lifelong Baker County resident, Mr. Bennett was a retired farmer and a member of the Community Full and gardening. He especially loved spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife Helen Bennett; sons Jeff Bennett and Steve Bennett of Tampa and step-son Bobby (Sharon) Baxter of Kentucky; daughters Angelena Bennett of Sanderson and Stacey (Lacey) Harvey of Starke and step-daughter Virgie Webb of Raiford; seventeen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. The funeral service for Mr. Bennett was held at 11 am on Saturday, March 15 at his church with Pastor Tommy Richardson ofForbes Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.Curtis Carey, 54, formerly of GlenCurtis Wayne Carey, 54, died early on March 10, 2014 in Houston, Texas after an extended illness. Curtis once lived in Glen Saint Mary and attended Baker County High School before relocating to Houston. He is survived by son Adam Carey, father Clyde Carey and step-mother Elaine Carey, all of Glen Saint Mary; step-father James Chambers of Palestine, Texas; brothers David Carey of Houston and Michael Carey of Fort Lauderdale. He was pre-deceased by his mother Connie Chambers of Palestine, Texas. A memorial service will be announced later. Funeral held Monday for Mr. NormanRonnie Franklin Norman, 61, of Macclenny died on March 13, 2014 at his residence with family by his side. He was born in Jacksonville on March 7, 1953 to the late David Lee Norman and Dora Fay Green Norman. Ronnie was a lifelong resident of Baker County, and in 1980 was discharged from service with the Navy Reserves. He retired in 1993 after 20 years of dedicated service as a machinist with CSX. time with his grandchildren, playing the guitar, mandolin and listening to bluegrass music. Mr. Norman is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Wanda Sigers Norman of Macclenny; sons Wesley (Mary) Norman of Macclenny and Travis (Ashley) Norman of Sanderson; sisters Michelle (Bill) Honsberger of Starke, Tonya (Dwight) Nipper of Macclenny and Lynette Trevor, John Wesley and Alyssa. The funeral service was held on Tuesday, March 18 at 2 pm at the Interment followed at Macedonia Cemetery. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.Dora North of Maxville dies at age 99Dora Wellhausen North, 99, of Maxville, died on Thursday, March 13, 2014. A lifelong resident of Maxville, Ms. North was an 87-year member of the First Baptist Church of Maxville where she taught Sunday School for many years. She was a member of the Southern Genealogy Society, Huxford Genealogical Society and Loyal Star. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and was an avid photog rapher. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and was a blessing to everyone who knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband John North, daugh ter-in-law Claudene North and great-granddaughter Tessa Godwin. She is survived by sons Claude (Bethany) North of Jacksonville and Roger North of Maxville; daughters Jewel (David) Coverdale and Virginia (Russell) Tobias of Maxville; nine grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. The funeral service was held at 3 pm, Saturday, March 15 at her Long Branch Cemetery, Maxville. Forbes Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.Jim Sands dies on March 12th at 84Jim Sands, 84, died at home in Macclenny on March 12, 2014. He was born October 3, 1929 to the late James Sands and Fannie Crawford Sands in Charlton County, Georgia. Jim was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Kathryn Louise Burnett Sands; daugh ter Kathryn Lynn Sands Boone; sister Sadie Sands Blair; brothers John Newton; Tiney Frank and Cleon Sands. He is survived by wife Margaret Jones Sands; son Keith David (Connie) Sands; daughter Jeri Michele Sands (Pierre) Segers and husband Pierre Segers; brothers Henry (Betty) Sands; Ira (Cecelia) Sands and sister Mildred (NL) Long. Calling the Georgia Bend home, Jim graduated from high school and worked for the nearby farming and forestry operations. born. After Jim served a military obligation in Fort Campbell, Ken tucky they returned to Florida and together attended the University of Florida. Following graduation from UF Jim began a lifelong career in forest management with Continental Can Company (CCC) in Florida; Georgia and South Carolina. He relocated his family from retired with Federal Paper Board Company. Following both of their retirements, Jim and Louise relocated to Florida. In retirement Jim enjoyed visiting family and friends; gardening and his Florida Gators. A private graveside service will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery in Macclenny with pallbearers Henry Sands, Ira Sands, Rick Moran, Pierre Segers, Theron, Kelvin and David Sands, and Trey Connor. Guerry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.Ressie Taylor, 96, oldest JFD retireeCaptain Ressie Taylor, 96, Jacksonvilles March 6, 2014. Captain Taylor was born on February 8, 1918 in Taylor, and graduated from the former Macclenny High School where he also played basketball. While working at Swisher Cigar factory, Ressie met Dorothy Mae Mosley, who also worked there, and they mar ried on June 25, 1942. Ressie and his family were members of Southside Assembly of God for many years. After his service in the US Navy as an engineers mate he moved back to Jacksonville and went to work with the City of Jacksonville electrical department. Ressie left the city and went back to work for Swisher Cigars and soon after took a test to after a total of 40 years of service. Captain Taylor was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years in 2011 and is survived by daughter Barbara S. Taylor, plus a number of nieces, nephews and extended family. The funeral service was held at 1 pm on Friday, March 14 at the North Jacksonville Chapel of Peeples Family Funeral Homes with Allen Bennett Curtis Carey Ronnie Norman Ressie TaylorFriday singThe third Friday night sing at Baxter Community Baptist Church will be held on Friday March 21 with a supper at 7 pm. Everyone is invited.Cemetery workdaySouth Prong Cemetery will have a workday on Saturday, March 22 beginning at 8 am. For further information please contact David Richardson at 259-9977.In loving memory ofGracey Faith Crews2/17/2005-3/20/2005Not one tiny footprint for now I have wings. These tiny footprints were meant for other things. You will hear my tiny footprints in the patter of the rain, gentle drops like angels tears of joy and not from pain. You will see my tiny footprints in each you know Im with you, if you just give me the chance. You will see my tiny footprints in the rustle of the leaves, I will whisper names into the wind, and call each one that grieves. Most of all, these tiny footprints are found on Mommy and Daddys hearts. Cause even though Im gone now, well never truly part. WE LOVE AND MISS YOU, DADDY, MAMA ANDTUCKER MAN Check it PRESS CLASSIFIEDS ONLY$7.00 cash/check Deadline Monday at 5:00 THE BAKER COUN T Y PRESS


ursday, March 20, 2014 T B C P Page 13 Renees Tax Service Confidential ~ Honest ~ PersonalizedNeed help with those complicated deductions, credits & tax laws? Call Renee Staier 275-2637 KINDERGARTEN & FREE Summer Pre-KREGISTRATIONfor children who will be 5 yrs. old by Sept. 1, 2014April 7-11from 8:00 am-3:00 pmat theBaker Co. Pre-K/Kindergarten Center362 South Blvd. East/Macclenny The following documentation is required: Proof of custody if not the birth parent Physical Current shot record Parents Driver License and Proof of Baker County residency for Summer V.P.K. For more information: Kindergarten: Angie 259-0385 Summer V.P.K.: Lisa 259-3014*Summer Voluntary Pre-K is a free full day preschool program available to children who will be 5 by September 1, 2014, live in Baker County and have not previously attended a V.P.K. funded program. children who will be 5 yrs. old Serving Baker County for over 35 yearsspecializing in...Real Estate Family Law Personal Injury Hugh D. Fish, Jr. J.D.259-6606The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience. In loving memory ofClarence Bennett Jr.12/27/51-3/20/06Gone from our lives, but always in our hearts. We love and miss you dearly. YOUR DAUGHTER AND GRANDKIDS In loving memory ofMark Crossman3/19/1959-6/29/2009Happy Birthday years ago this month your family and friends came together to celebrate your 50th birthday, knowing it would be your last. There were so many memories made that day that are often talked about. Now you are celebrat ing your birthday in Heaven with family and friends up there. As we have our memo ries of you and your funny, humorous ways that will live on with us, you will have memories to tell us when we see you again someday. We want to wish you a very Happy Birthday from your family and friends. WITH ALL OUR LOVE, YOUR WIFE, CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN In loving memory of our sonGarrett Scott Harris3/23/86-2/14/07Dear Son: Today, 28 years ago, I held you in my arms and welcomed you to this world. Many laughs and hugs have passed between us through the years, and how I long to hear your voice and feel your hugs with each day that passes. I love you and miss you, son. Happy Birthday! AL WAYS MISSED, FOREVER LOVEDAND NEVER FORGOTTENLOVE DAD, MOMKAYLA AND JUSTIN In loving memory ofJordanI will see you again. This is not where it ends. I will carry you with me. Ill see you again. Happy Birthday, little sister. We love and miss you more than you know. LOVE AL WAYS, STEPHANIE AND TYLER In loving memory ofJordan Alexis Sommise3/20/1998-12/1/2012Happy 16th Birthday!We miss you more than words can ever describe. Fly high, Angel! ADAM, ROBBYN AND KARRIGAN In loving memory ofJordan AlexisI thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new. I thought of you yes terday and days before that, too. I think of you in silence, as I often speak your name. All I have are memories and your picture in a frame. Your memory is my keepsake with which Ill never part. God has you in His keeping, I have you in my heart. HAPPY 16TH! WE MISS YOU EVERY DAY, AND LOVE YOU! LOVE, MOM, ROBBYN ANDSTEPHANIE In loving memory ofJordan Alexis Sommise3/20/1998-12/1/2012Happy 16th Birthday!We thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday, and days before that, too. We think of you in silence, we often speak your name. A contagious laugh and a smile so bright, you were so beautiful in every ones sight. We love and miss you so much. LOVE, NANA, MATT, MATTISYN AND LANDYN In loving memory ofJordan Alexis Sommise3/20/1998-12/1/2012From a tiny bundle I watched you grow. From endless tears to the loudest laughs. Time was short, but never a bore. We miss your This week youd be 16, beg ging to drive us around. Today I would hand you the keys, just to have you here with me. We miss you, Jordan Alexis Sommise. HAPPY 16TH BIRTHDAY, LOVE YOU STILL, AUNT B, UNCLE G AND JARED Guardian ad Litem seeks volunteersIn 2012, 432 Florida children died due to abuse and neglect, 40% of them were already involved in the child welfare system. Having enough Guardian ad Litem volunteers assigned by the court system to be another set of eyes on these children can make all the difference in whether a child lives or dies. A Guardian ad Litem volunteer sees the children, collects information for the court about the children and parThey assure the childrens best interest is always at the forefront and crucial informa tion is provided to the court so that children are kept safe from harm. April is National Child Prevention Abuse Month. In Florida, childrens issues with the Florida Legislature during Childrens Week, April 6-11 in Tallahassee. Thousands of students, teachers, families, and people passionate about childrens issues gather to advocate for childrens health, education, and the opportuni ty to reach their full potential. The Guardian ad Litem Program is a partner in raising awareness and encouraging action. Learn more about how you can be a voice to the state capitol and about current legislative initiatives to help our children by going to To get information about becoming a Guardian ad Li tem volunteer, call Lynn at 352-548-3823, go to for Alachua, Bradford, Baker, Gilchrist and Levy counties starts April 7. COPIESBlack & white/Full colorT O M110 South Fifth St. Out of County SubscribersFed up with your copy of The Press arriving late, or not at all? We have a cost-effective solution to your problem. Subscribe to our E Check it DONT Trash It, Sell It.Why send that sofa to the dump? Find a new home for it through the THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS


Page 14 T B C P ursday, March 20, 2014 YARD SALES Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 8:00 a.m.3:00 p.m., 9118 Cary Barber Road. No early birds. Treadmill, Nortic Track, printer, tv, couch, chairs, ceiling fan, men and womens clothing, suits, books, bicycle carrier and numerous other items. Friday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., 898 Jacqueline Circle, off Miltondale. Multi-family; pictures, mirrors, household, curtains, toys, clothes, books, movies. Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-?, 7920 Aunt Mary Harvey Road, Glen. Multi-family. No early birds. Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-?, 7572 Plantation Road, off CR 125 S. Clothing, tools, household, furniture, shing items, etc. Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., HUGE BAND YARD SALE. Celebration Park in Glen. BCFIAs Annual Event includes clothing, toys, video games, housewares, furniture, exercise equipment, etc! 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. New Spa top 80" x 88"; 2 new 4 wheeler helmets; ladies 10 speed bicycle. 2598873. 3/20p 4 SA4 all season tires P195/65R-15, low mileage $100 firm; 4 15" aluminum rims with center caps. Fits 5 lug GM $75 firm. Call 904-408-9864 or 259-3596. 3/20p Fruit Treesapple, pear, peach and more. Muscadine grapevines, blueberry plants (small 1 gallon $3 & up). Delivery available. All major credit cards accepted. Lic. #4800917. 904-845-2686 or 904-3186166, Hilliard. 3/20-6/26p Plant Sale, Saturday 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Landscape, flowering plants and blueberry bushes. Located US 90, across from Moodys. Sands Farm. 259-6891. 3/20-27c Artists. Oils, acrylics, water colors, Canvas es, draw ing pads and much more. On sale now. The Of ce Mart, 110 S. Fifth Street, 259-3737. tfc Camille Beckman hand cream, Root candles, unique gift items. Southern Charm 110 S. 5th Street. 259-4140. 4/28tfc Ofce Supplies, printer and fax cartridges, rubber stamps and much more. We specialize in hard to nd items. The Ofce Mart, 110 S. 5th Street. 259-3737. 4/28tfc MISCELLANEOUS Nannys Thrift Store. Located across from old jail. Furniture, toys, clothes. You name it, we have it or well get it. 904229-2303. 3/13-20p Home Improvementsporches, decks, remodeling-any home repair. Licensed & Insured. 904-591-2640. 10/17tfc NURSING CAREERS begin here Get trained in months, not years. Small classes, no waiting list. Financial aid for qualied students. Apply now at Centura Institute Orlando (888) 220-3219. 3/20p 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. 3/20p Alcoholics anonymous meetings Monday and Friday at 8 pm. Call Wanda 904994-7750. 209 Macclenny Ave. 1/2-12/25p FOUND FOUND: Set of 3 automobile keys. Call 259-2754 to identify and schedule a pickup time. 3/20p AUTOMOBILES 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe, 4 door, LT 2 WD; fully loaded. Good condition. $7500. Text or call 904-599-8551 for more information. 3/20p 1993 Ford F-150. $4995, $1250 down BH/PH. Call Kirby @ Florida Truck Sales (386) 316-4167. Sign & Drive With Proof Of Employment. 3/20p 2003 Chevy Silverado Z-71. 4X4 X-Cab $5995, $1250 down BH/PH. Call Kirby @ Florida Truck Sales (386) 316-4167. Sign & Drive With Proof Of Employment. 3/20p 2002 Ford Ranger $1995, $995 down. Call Kirby @ Florida Truck Sales (386) 316-4167. Sign & Drive With Proof Of Employment. 3/20p 1998 Chevy S-10 4X4 X-Cab $4995, $1250 down BH/PH. Call Kirby @ Florida Truck Sales (386) 316-4167. Sign & Drive With Proof Of Employment. 3/20p 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 X-Cab $4995, $995 down BH/PH. Call Kirby @ Florida Truck Sales (386) 316-4167. Sign & Drive With Proof Of Employment. 3/20p 2000 Ford F-150 X-Cab 4X4 $5995, $1250 down BH/PH. Call Kirby @ Florida Truck Sales (386) 316-4167. Sign & Drive With Proof Of Employment. 3/20p 2002 Chevy S-10 R-Cab $1995, $995 down BH/PH. Call Kirby @ Florida Truck Sales (386) 316-4167. Sign & Drive With Proof Of Employment. 3/20p 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 New River Public Library Cooperative: Teacher needed for basic computer classes. Post high school education and teaching experience desirable. Must have excellent knowledge of computer use and basic software programs. Valid FL drivers license and clean driving record required. $10.00, 6 hrs/week on Mon, Tues and Wed. Apply in person, New River Cooperative Ofce, 110 N. Lake Ave. Lake Butler. Applications close on Monday, March 31, 4pm. 3/20-27c Michael & Jonathans Lawn Service. Must have experience with lawn service company. Must have valid drivers license, and must be able to pass drug screening. 259-7388. 3/20p Gas Technician I. The New River Solid Waste Association is seeking qualied applicants for the position of Gas Technician I for New River Regional Landll. Must have landll gas experience or equivalent. Salary will be based on experience. Applications for this position can be picked up at the Administration Ofce at New River Regional Landll located on SR 121, 2.5 miles north of Raiford, Florida. The deadline for submitting applications is Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. For further information, call NRSWA at 386-431-1000, or via email to lgreene@ NRSWA is a drug-free workplace; drug testing will be required. NRSWA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 3/20-27c Certied Nursing Assistants needed. Part-time day shift, evening shift, night shift. Must be dependable and willing to work weekends. Must pass AHCA background screening. Apply in person to Macclenny Nursing and Rehab. 755 South 5th Street/Hwy. 228. No phone calls please. An EEO/AA Employer/M/F/V/D. 3/20-4/10c Health Information Coordinator. Macclenny Nursing and Rehab Center is looking for a full-time Health Coordinator. Must be LPN/RN, knowledge of medical terminology classication system and diagnosis coding. Experience with electronic medical record system. Procient in the use of personal computer. Apply in person to 755 South 5th Street, Macclenny. An EEO/AA Employer/M/F/V/D. 3/20c Part-time cook, day shift. Macclenny Nursing and Rehab Center is hiring a part-time cook. High school diploma or equivalent preferred. One year experience as a cook in an institutional food service setting preferred. Apply in person to 755 South 5th Street, Macclenny. An EEO/AA Employer/M/F/V/D. 3/20c Baker County Council on Aging has immediate openings for CNAs and homemakers. Must be able to pass level 2 back ground screening. Applicant must be dependable and able to work exible hours. Please apply in person. 101 E. Macclenny Ave., Macclenny. 3/20c 2nd Shift Storeroom Clerk. Must have computer knowledge. Industrial Storeroom experience helpful. We are an EEOC, drug free workplace. We offer Dental & Health Insurance, paid Holidays and Vacation. Apply at Gilman Building Products, CR 218 Maxville, FL or fax resume to 904-289-7736. 3/6-27c Outside salesperson for small roong company. Sales experience welcome. No roong experience needed. Will train. Please call 1-866-959-7663. 3/13-27p 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 3/20p 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. 3/20p 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. 3/20p REAL ESTATE Notice to Readers All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any 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. 2400 SF 4 BR, 2 BA, executive home, in highly desirable neighborhood of Whispering Pines. Custom built (1992), formal living room, and dining room, family room, eat in kitchen, huge master suite, gar den tub, heated and cooled sunroom, on acre. New carpet, new heat pump, tile, ooring, newer roof. Home warranty. Proof of funds. Price for a quick sale $179,999. Call 228-206-3365. 3/6-27p 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. 3/20-4/3p 3 BR, 2 BA completely renovated home on large city lot in established neighbor hood. FSBO. $119,500. Seller to pay all closing costs. Contact 904-234-8065. 3/20-4/10p 3 BR, 2 BA home for sale by owner. 808 Fox Run Circle. Beautiful pond view, enclosed garage for large family room; nicely fenced. $130,000. 904-504-0773. 3/13-27p 1-10 acres, high and dry, sh pond, creek or river front, homes/mobile homes, setup. Owner nancing. 912-843-8118 or 904-699-8637. 3/13tfc 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 Up to 9 acres from $14,900. Mountain cabin only $89,900. Access to lake and trout stream. Views of the Atlanta skyline. 45 minutes from Northern Atlanta. Priced below developer cost! Call 866-260-0905 Ext. 17. 3/20p Blue Ridge Mountain Log Cabin Sale! Only $84,900. New 1200sf ready to nish log cabin on 1+ acres with spectacular views and private access to US National Forest. Excellent nancing. Call now 1-866-952-5303, Ext 201. 3/20p FOR RENT 3 BR, 2 BA on an acre with large back patio, on a cul-de-sac in Macclenny. $950/ month plus $600 deposit, 1st and last month rent plus deposit to move in. Call 259-8444 or 904-859-3026 to get an application or more information. 3/20-27c 1 BR, 1 BA apartment in Macclenny. Quiet established neighborhood. $550 /month $500 deposit, 1st & last months rent plus deposit to move in. Service animals only. Call 259-8444 or 904-859-3026 for more information or get application. 3/20-27c Historical home for rent in downtown Macclenny. 4 BR, 1 BA, formal dining room, bonus room, washer/dryer hookup, large fenced yard, hardwood oors; lots of character. $1200/month, $600 deposit, 1st & last month rent plus deposit to move in. Service animals only. Call 2598444 or 904-859-3026 for more information or get application. 3/20-27c 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. Service animals only. 904-923-2191. 3/20-4/10c 2-3 BR mobile homes available. $450$600/month. 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The teams topped both the host team and Fernandina Beach to win the meet. The girls had a successful day on the track and swept the top spots of several events and had a number of strong showings. The team had three runners each other in the 100-meter as a time of 14 seconds, Demitra Gibsons time of 14.22 earned her second place and D. Kirksey ended up in third with a time of 14.40. Pigott also won the 200-me ter with a time of 29.53. Emily Orender finished behind her in second place with a time of 32.03 and Gibson earned thirdplace with a time of 33.72. Klara Fletcher finished in first place in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 59.43. She edged out teammate Lindsey Love for the top spot, who 59.79. Amy Lee Crite came out on top of the shot put competition for the second consecutive meet with a distance of 28-9. of 85-5, which was the same distance as the previous meet. Madison Perry followed up her strong opening meet with another impressive day as she won both the long jump and the triple jump. Perry was also on the 4x100 place with a time of 53.03 and also included Gibson, Pigott and Orender. Dreamy Stewart earned a fort in the 400-meter. The first meet was about trying to see where people best competed at and trying to get them comfortable at the events, coach Charles Ruise said. The second meet gave us a true test and I feel real good about the outcome. I feel like we got the right athletes at the right positions and its going to set ourselves up for a good year. The boys team also looked better in their second meet of the season and had athletes place in the top three in 10 different events. The Cats claimed the top two spots of three events. Anthony James time of 24.25 allowed him to edge out Reggie Givens time of 24.8 in the 200-meter. Joseph McCrays long jump of 18-11 was one inch better than Darius Fisher, who ended up in second place. Mason Batten took the top spot in the triple jump with a distance of 38-2 while McCray earned second place with a hop, skip and jump of 37-4. throw of 50 feet and in the discus with a throw of more than 130 feet. ished atop the high jump competition with a jump of 5-10. Malik Delgados time of 56.9 earned him second place in the 400-meter. The 4x100 relay team consisting of Mondrell Jefferon, Givens, McCray and James also took second place with a time of 46.3. In the 4x800 relay, the Baker County team of Jack Koburger, Dustin Reed, Nathan McDowell and Johnson fin ished in third place with a time of 9:55. Logan Kish also earned a third-place finish in the 3200-meter. Boys coach Adam Brunner said the team came together more for the second meet than Everybody was willing to participate. he said. All the kids were excited to be there and were cheering each other on. The track teams will try to build upon their success with a road meet at Episcopal on March 20.JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR jonshu@live.comThe Wildcats kept their outside chance of the No. 1 seed in Aprils District 3-5A tournament alive by splitting their series with Stanton to move to 4-2 in district play and 8-5 overall. Pitchers Jared Crews and Garrett Yarborough combined to throw a one-hitter to help Baker County hand Stanton a 2-1 home win on March 14. Crews struck out eight Blue Devils in his 5 2/3 innings on the mound and Yarborough added another strike out while picking up the save. Crews helped himself at the plate early with an RBI single to score freshman Corey Adams inning lead. Stanton tied the game in the next inning when a runner took advantage of a bad throw to third and advanced home. Jordan Kennedy knocked in Dylan Rowe in the bottom of the fourth inning to give the Wildcats the lead for good. Stanton had several opportunities with runners on base as Crews hit four batters and walked one. The pitcher was able to navigate himself out of a couple of situations where the visiting team had a runner in scoring position without giving up a run. Baker County had the chance to widen the margin in loaded and one out, but a failed squeeze attempt ruined the offensive momentum the team was building. Still, the one-run win was enough to keep the Wildcats in the hunt for the top seed in the district tournament. We had to get a split for a chance at the No. 1 seed de pending on what Stanton and Bishop Kenny do against each other, head coach Fred Matricardi said. We have to win our next two games against Parker and hope Kenny and Stanton split for a three-way tie. But we cant worry about it until we The much-needed victory came the night after the Cats gave up a six-run third inning to lose at Stanton 6-4 on March 13. Baker County hit a bat ter and then walked another before giving up a triple that broke the game open for the Blue Devils in the third inning. The one bad inning was enough for the Wildcats to drop the game despite shutting out the home team for the majority of the contest. If we keep it 2-2 or 3-2, we end up winning, coach Matricardi said. When you let a team get ahead its hard to get back. Crews batted home two RBIs and Zach Rafuse added two hits and an additional RBI in the loss. The boys started their week off with 14 hits in a 6-1 road win over Camden County in a nondistrict game on March 11. Ra fuses great season continued as he connected with three hits and drove in a run while pick ing up the win on the mound. Mikal Flores had a double and an RBI and both Crews and Brandon Miller added a hit. The Cats must now turn their attention to Terry Parker for a series that could help determine their seeding in the district tournament. Coach Matricardi said his teams pitchers should keep the boys in the game, but it will come down to their production at the plate. The Wildcats travel to play the Braves on March 20 and return home for the second game of the series the following night. Purchase this photo at Photos by Jud JohnsonJordan Kennedy gets a base hit.Cats split Stanton gamesTrack improves to nish 1stGrant Gregory makes sacrice to move the runner to third.


Page16MARCH 20, 2014 JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR jonshu@live.comThe middle school baseball and softball teams stayed hot for another week and won by a combined score of 34-0 on the road against Richardson on March 14. The Lady Bobcats destroyed the home team 21-0 to notch their fifth-straight win and improve to 6-3 overall on the season. The blowout win also brought them to an even 1-1 in the district. Coach Angela Lauramore said her entire team hit well and pitcher McKenzie Hick man shut down Richardsons bats. Not to be outdone by the girls, coach Matt Turners Bobcat baseball team cruised by Richardson 13-0 to win its sixth straight game. The lopsided victory improved the team to 6-2 overall on the season and it remained undefeated at 2-0 in the district. Christian Watkins led the boys by going a perfect 3-3 at the plate and scoring three runs. Caleb Scott added a single and a triple and Josh Haygood connected with a double to help give the Bobcats the easy road win. After a slow start to the season offensively, coach Turner is pleased with how the bats have come alive in recent weeks. Weve been swinging it really well, he said. Were all top to bottom swinging it well. I feel like there are no holes in our line-up. The teams were scheduled to play at Wilkinson on March 17 and host Lake Asbury on March 18, but both were rained out. There is a chance neither game will be rescheduled since they were both non-district contests. Both teams are scheduled to home games of the season on March 20 when they host Richardson. They will close out the month by going on the road to take on Lake Butler on March 25. More than 50 Baker County residents participated in the 37th annual Gate River Run Saturday, including a group from Macclenny Elementary. For the past eight years, the schools physical education teacher, Pam Robinson, has been training and preparing two dozen students to run in the 1-mile Junior River Run. They started in early Janu ary learning about distance running the importance staying hydrated, nutrition and pacing. Helping Ms. Robinson on race day March 15 were her daughter, Shea, a member of the high schools cross country team, and Brandon Wheeler, a Wildcat weightlifter. Dakota Dicks of Keller Intermediate der division among more than 200 runners. The Gate River Run is a national 15-kilometer (9.3 mile) race that attracts many elite runners. This year, the particiand many past champions. The race began in 1978 with some 2200 runners and has year. The youngest local runner was 12-year-old Alex McCol The oldest, Bobby Harrison, 65, had a time of 1:40:44. The fastest time for runners from Baker County was turned in by Chris Neri, 44, of Macline in 1:09:19. There was also a fatherdaughter running in the 15-K of Glen, a long-time competi 564th with a time of 1:06:18; ished the shorter distance in 5:07. Looks like Baker County just might have a future cross country runner on their hands, said her mother, KimRunners began near the Jacksonville Fairgrounds before crossing the Main Street Bridge and continuing through historic San Marco. The runners then faced the biggest challenge, the Hart Bridge, affectionately named the Green Monster before of Ever Bank Field. Church leagueThe Baker County church softball league invites all churches interested in participating in the 2014 season to attend the meeting on Tuesday, March 18 at 7 pm at the Christian Fellowship Temple. The meeting will be held in the Cross Roads Sunday School classroom. We are also trying to start a womens league/co-ed. Everyone is invited to attend and join the league. 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(back) Kelly Brewin, Ty Walker, Mason Rhoden, Gabriel Finley, Jacob Miller, Ashton Johnson, Mandy Thomas, Nyah Summey, Landon Fountain and Pam Robinson. Not pictured is Presley Turner. Photo courtesy of Susan MillerFrom left at the Gate River Run: Jacob Miller, Nick Venturelli, Dakota Dicks, Ashton Johnson and Ty Walker. PHOTO BY KI M BERLY GRIFFIS Brian Gris with his daughter Emily Gris.50+ locals at River Run Photo courtesy of Jennifer RichardsonThe BCHS Rhythmettes (front from left) Shelley Allen, Kate Thompson, Sarah St. John, Katelynn Flandreau, Kaden Orender, Rose Thompson, (back from left) Brianna Bell, Ashlynn Johnson, Mason Filosi, Brianna Bryant, coach Jennifer Richardson, Amanda Dennison, Kaylan Davis, Delaine Combs, Vivica Gaskins and Kaylan Gaines.JOEL ADDINGTONMANAGING EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comThe high schools Rhythmettes dance team won top honors at last Saturdays Dia mond Cheer and Dance competition at the Prime Osborn Center in Jacksonville. The group performed rou tines in the varsity pom and varsity jazz divisions, winning first place in both. They also were selected for the Diamond Award, which is given to the judges favorite performance, said team coach Jennifer Richardson. Thirty-four teams competed that day, but the Rhythmettes were the only team not associated with a private dance studio. The March 15 event began at 8 a.m. and the girls received their trophies about 12:45 p.m. Ms. Richardson said its been five years since the Rhythmettes have competed.Rhythmettes win dance titlesJON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR jonshu@live.comThe Lady Cats dominance continued for another week as the team added two more victories to its 10-game winning streak by a combined score of 22-1 to improve to 12-1 overall and 6-0 in district 3-5A play. Baker County pulled away with several highscoring innings to blow out the hosting Middleburg Lady Broncos 14-0 on March 14. After a close opening three innings, the girls blew the game open with a four-run fourth inning. Kylie Holton batted in two of her four RBIs in the game on a double. Jennifer Hodges also batted in a run and scored on an error in the inning. innings to further separate itself from the home ed by Corley Sweat and Delicia Washingtons RBIs. The team also took advantage of Middleburgs mistakes as Branda Jarvis scored on a passed ball and Washington crossed home on an error. The Lady Cats continued to pour on the runs knocked in two runs apiece in the inning and Madison Kennedy batted in an additional RBI. Mackenzie Wingard picked up her ninth win of hits and struck out six Lady Broncos en route to the win. The win over Middleburg came three days af ter the Lady Cats blasted three home runs to down the district opponent Paxon Lady Eagles 8-1 on the road on March 11. Brandie Callaway and Washing ton hit solo home runs in the sixth inning and Hayleigh Mulkey added another solo shot in the sev enth to add more cushion to the teams lead. Washington scored on an error and Jarvis batted Hodges home to give the Lady Cats a quick 2-0 padded the teams lead in the fourth. ble and winning pitcher Macy Jackson helped her cause with an RBI. shots in the last two innings. In addition to the RBI at the plate, Jackson struck out nine from the mound and won her second game of the season. The Lady Cats will try to continue their double-digit winning streak with games at Hilliard on March 18 and Yulee on March 25. See next weeks edition for recaps. While the varsity team continued to roll, the JV Lady Cat softball team also won another two games to extend their winning streak to six games and improve to 8-1 on the year. The team defeated Middleburg on the road 6-1 on March 14. The win came a few days after the JV Lady Cats dominated hosting Paxon 15-2 on March 11. 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Willis Starling in the 119 with a 300-pound total, Jacob Stalvey in the 169 with a 580 total, Blayne Merchant in the 183 with a 595 total, Valdez Jack son in the 199 with a 605 total, Hunter Chambers in the 219 with a 580 total and Eli Lee in the heavyweight division with a 595 total all finished atop their respective weight classes. In addition to the first-place lifters, the Wildcats had sev en athletes finish in second or third place. Rhett McKendree in the 154 class with a 420 total, Kyler McCray in the 183 with a 555 total and Kaleb Carter in the 199 class with a 585 total ended the meet in second place in their weight classes. Austin Hancock in the 119 with a 135 total, Dalton Williams in the 139 with a 360 to tal, Tyler Mash in the 219 with a 520 total and Dalton Thomas in the 238 with a 420 total lifted their ways to a third-place finish. The hard-fought home win came a week after the boys finished second out of 17 teams competing at an invitational at Fort White on March 10. The teams 34 points was bested only by Columbias 49. Only the top six lifters in each weight class earned points, and the Wildcats had nine lifters score, including two first place finishers. Stalveys 570 total in the 169 weight class and Merchants 605 total in the 183 class were enough to earn the two athletes first place. Brandon Harveys 415 total in the 129 class and Jack sons 600 total in the 199 class put the two Wildcats in second place in their classes. Carter lifted his way to a third-place finish in the 199 class with a 565 total. McCray earned a fourthplace finish in the in the 183 class with a 560-pound total. Cody Miller in the 119 with a 320 total, Jarrett Turner in the 154 class with a 475 total and Thomas McElfresh in the 169 class with a 510 total all scored with sixth-place finishes. The Wildcats will return to action when they travel to West Nassau on March 24 for the first sub-sectional meet. Purchase this photo at Photo by Jud JohnsonKaleb Carter in the clean and jerk at Mondays home meet. He nished second in the 199-pound class against Fleming Island.Purchase this photo at Photo by Jud JohnsonBlayne Merchant on his way to a 595-pound total.Purchase this photo at Photo by Jud Johnson Valdez Pooby Jackson.Wildcat liers excell at meets Purchase this photo at Photo by Jud JohnsonJacob Stavley got rst place in the 169-pound division. JON SHUMAKESPORTS EDITOR jonshu@live.comThe BCHS Wildcat boys tennis team has played well all season and split two meets against Fernandina Beach and Bishop Kenny in recent weeks, while the girls team continued to struggle. The boys dropped a hardfought match to the Kenny Crusaders on March 11. Jared Stafford was the lone singles competitor to win a match as he cruised by his opponent 8-2. Evan Barrett and Tyler Curry were narrowly defeated 8-5 and 8-6, respectively. Jonathan Kirkland was downed 8-1 and Brach Dukeman was shut out 8-0. In doubles action, the team of Stafford and Barrett defeated their opponents 8-5. Curry and Dukeman fell just short in their contest with a 8-6 loss. While the boys put up a strong fight, the girls woes continued. Tristan Lauramore and Kate Whitehead both lost 8-1. Emily Johnson and Andrea Clark were both shut out 8-0. The girls didnt fare any better in the doubles matches. Lauramore and Clark lost 8-1, while Johnson and Whitehead were beaten 8-0. The loss to Bishop Kenny came a week after the boys were able to beat visiting Fernandina Beach on March 4. Dukeman pulled out a tough 8-6 win and Barrett had another close match with an 8-5 victory. Stafford and Curry had easier times with their opponents with 8-2 and 8-3 wins, respectively. The lone singles loss came when Kirkland was edged out 9-8 in a tiebreaker. Both doubles teams had a successful day as Stafford and Barrett made short work of their opponents with an 8-1 win, while Curry and Dukeman downed their competition 8-4. On the girls side, Lauramore, Johnson and Whitehead each lost 8-1. Clark dropped her match 8-2. Lauramore and Clark lost their doubles match 8-1 and Johnson and Whitehead were shut out 8-0. The tennis teams seasons continued with a road meet at Bishop Snyder on March 18 and a home meet against Madison County is set for March 20. See next weeks edition for coverage.Purchase this photo at Photo by Jud JohnsonJared Staord. Boys fall to Kenny, top Fernandina; girls still struggling


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