82nd Year, Vol. 19Winner of 7 state awards for journalism excellence in 2010 75 SEPTEMBER 1, 2011T B C P THURSDAY rrfntbrfbfrfrrBoth public and private defense attorneys have filed mo tions to dismiss pending drug sale and possession cases in Baker County, citing a July 27 ruling by a federal judge in Or lando. The 33 motions are simi lar to hundreds filed throughout Florida after Judge Mary Scriven declared the state law that does not require proof that defendants knew they were in possession of illegal substances is draconian. The judge argues Floridas sale and possession statute passed in 2002 does not pro vide for cases where defendants could be arrested for having drugs they either were unaware they had, or believed them to be legal. Since then, the Third District Court of Appeals in Tallahassee, which rules on cases in Baker County and the Gainesvillebased Eighth Circuit, declared the federal ruling in an Osceola County case does not apply and the current statute stands un less overturned by the US Su preme Court. Judges across the state at the circuit level have likewise dis missed motions on the same basis. A hearing on the 33 Baker County cases will be held in KELLEY LANNIGAN FEATURES firstname.lastname@example.orgThis years high school freshmen statewide must complete at least one course online be fore they graduate, but those at Baker County High School are among the few with a computer lab used exclusively to meet the requirement. The new graduation require ment is among a host of new benchmarks being phased in during the coming years to im prove students math and sci ence skills before they reach college. This is something new for Florida, said BCHS princi pal Tom Hill the afternoon of August 25. And whats really er County High School is one of the few schools in the entire state at this time to have a lab dedicated just to online learn ing. The virtual class being taught throughout the day in the lab to some 25 students is global studies, a course offered through Florida Virtual School that explores topics like human rights, the environment, global security, international econom ic systems and more. The new lab was up and run is a step toward making online learning in the countys schools more commonplace. Characteristic of online courses, the instructor is not necessarily physically present. According to Mr. Hill, many parents have voiced concerns about the instructors absence from the classroom. Will this affect the quality of instruction? How will classroom order be maintained? When students hit a snag, what resource do they have for getting help and solv ing the problem, he said. There is a facilitator present, explained Mr. Hill. That person checks attendance, keeps things moving smoothly and makes sure students arent falling behind. The online in structor should be visiting the lab once a week in person to help correct any issues or con cerns the students have. The virtual lab facilitator is Nancy Masterson. Im essentially the cheer leader, she said. Im here for support as much as anything and to help students navigate the program and lessons. The students also help each JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR email@example.comThree years ago, Olu Oyewole stood before the Baker County Commission asking for help. Tropical Storm Fay had recently flood ed the dirt roads around his home near the northern end of Cow Pen Road, making them impassable. He works for the Florida Depart ment of Juvenile Justice in Tallahassee and feared what could happen if a storm effective ly cut him off from his wife and three children during an emergency. Now, work has begun to pave the roughly 2.7-mile stretch of Cow Pen Road from US 90 north to Tennessee Street. wole said this week. Drainage improvements are nearing com pletion and the new roads base layer is about halfway complete. Robert Fletcher, the coun tys road department director, said 1.5 inches of asphalt should go down within the next three months. They are doing a great job, Mr. Oyewole said. Theyre actually widening the road and digging larger ditches. Even if there is a lot of Given the roads naturally low elevation, the drainage upgrades had to be engineered and permitted. Now our biggest thing is if we can get it in before a major storm and get the grass in and growing before its washed away, said Mr. Fletcher. Eight or 10 inches is what kills us. The little ones dont hurt us. Weve actually had real good weather the last couple of months. Wildcats varsity, JV squads top Baldwin in shutouts See page 14COA director resigns, nance manager named headSee page 4 See page 2 See page 2 See page 2 Community turns out to benet boy with leukemia See page 9 ONLINE POLL RESULTS This years ninth graders must take an online class before they graduate from high school. Should this remain mandatory?38.2% Yes 50% No 11.8% Undecided CIRCUIT COURT PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGANNancy Masterson, standing, checks students progress.The Lake City man who died when he was thrown from an overturning van on Interstate 10 the afternoon of August 23 was not wearing a seat belt, ac cording to the Florida Highway Patrol. Tommy Joe Robinson, 45, was dead at the scene of the 2:20 accident near the US 90 interchange near Sanderson. He was the ninth person to die on Baker County roads this year. Another passenger, Lius Quiros, 45, of Lake City, was also thrown from the 1995 Ford and was not wearing a seat belt. He had critical injuries, accord ing to Trooper E. R. Williams. The driver of the westbound van, Marc Boucher, 37, of Lake City lost control for an un known reason and it rotated counter clockwise in the grass median before flipping several times, said Trooper Williams. Mr. Boucher was wearing a seat belt and had minor inju ries, as did passenger Jasper Futch, 55, of Live Oak. A fifth passenger, Benja min Markham, 45, of Lulu, had minor injuries. He was not strapped in. The third defendant in a home invasion burglary and kidnap case dating back to the spring of last year received a 20year sentence in circuit court on August 23. Leo Jef ferson III, 18, will get 377 days credit for time he was confined to a juve nile prison and then at county jail since he was certi fied at age 17 to be charged as an adult with kid napping, burglary with battery and grand theft. Judge Phyllis Rosier ordered him to serve a 15-year probation term upon release as part of his no contest plea agree ment, the first year on commu nity control. Mr. Jefferson, of Macclenny, was one of three persons ar rested after a daylight burglary at the home of Jerry Carter on CR 125 north of Glen St. Mary on March 3, 2010 during which several televisions, a play sta tion and other property valued at about $4500 were taken. The defendant and Joshua Plummer, 18, at the time and also from Macclenny, entered the residence via the garage door, using an entry code the latter obtained during an ear lier visit. While inside gathering up property they intended to later sell, the two came upon Kamer on Carter, then 18, sleeping in a bedroom. They barricaded him in a nearby closet. Mr. Plummer entered a plea agreement earlier this year and drew a similar sentence. His girlfriend Laresa Paige of Mac clenny, who was stationed near the residence in a vehicle and picked up the others, is now on a two-year house arrest and will be on probation three years af ter that. Mr. Jefferson has a record as a juvenile, and shortly after the incident was sent off to a facility for young offenders for a pawn shop burglary. In another case, James Tabbot, 24, of Middleburg will be in Drainage ditches being excavated along the shoulder of the soon-to-be paved Cow Pen Road the morning of August 29. Leo Jeerson III rt f fr f See page 2
Monday Friday 9:00 am 5:00 pmby firstname.lastname@example.org mailSend a copy of the ad exactly as it should appear, payment and phone number where we can reach you.PO Box 598, Macclenny, Fl 32063Placement, correction or cancellation of ads may be phoned in anytime before Monday at 5 p.m. for publication on Thursday.20 words, 1 week .................$6.00 cash/check20 words for $7.00 Visa/MC20 each additional word15 words, 1 week .................$8.00 cash/check15 words for $9.00 Visa/MC20 each additional word Page 12 T B C P ursday, September 1, 2011 T B C PClassiedsoer a world of values! Classied Rates: Service Ad Rates: To Place an Ad: Deadlines: 2 BR, 1 BA home in Sanderson, $600/ mo plus $600 deposit. Call 275-3136. 8/25-9/1p 2 BR, 2 BA mobile home, central heat and air, $600/month, $600 deposit in Glen St. Mary. Call 386-344-5065. 9/1-8p 3 BR, 2 BA mobile home on private lot, no pets, no smoking, $800/month, $800 de posit. 838-0035. 8/25tfc 3 BR, 2 BA fenced in yard, city water and trash pick-up, central heat and air, 5719228. Move in special. 8/25-9/1p 3 BR, 2 BA triplewide on 2 acres with fire place, washer and drier hookup, front and rear porches, central heat and air, $875/mo plus deposit, now available. 904-718-8898. 9/1p 4 BR, 2 BA Brick home on 1 acre. For lease, option to buy or rent. Monarch Realty call 904-476-0995. 9/1p Mobile home in Sanderson 3 BR, 2 BA, $750 security deposit, $750/month. Call 904-259-2255 or 904-813-1580. 5/12tfc 2 BR, 1 BA mobile home in Cozy Corners, $545/month, first, last and $300 deposit. Water, trash and lawn service included, cen tral H/A. 259-7335. 4/7tfc 3 BR, 1 BA singlewide Fleetwood on one acre fenced land, Noah Davis Road in Glen St. Mary. Non-smokers only, $650/month, $650 deposit. 904-275-2800, 904-9450523. 8/18-25p 2 or 3 BR mobile home $385-$550; half acre, garbage, water, sewer, lawn provided, family neighborhood. 912-843-8118 or 904-699-8637. www.rentyes.net. 6/30tfc 2 BR, 2 BA mobile home, central H/A in Georgia Bend, $450/month, $300 deposit. Serious inquires only. 912-843-8129. Leave message for Frank. 8/18-25p Commercial ofces in downtown Macclenny. 1) 477 sq ft, $400/mo, plus tax, 2) 515 sq ft, $450/mo, plus tax 3) 1280 sq ft, set up with (4) ofces, reception, area, (2) bathrooms & large storage room.Great for medical or counseling facility. $800/ mo, plus tax. Please call 904-259-6546 or 259-4602 after 5:00. A security de posit equal to 1st months a rent required. 6/23tfc Assume Mortgage with 5% down and $275/month for a 3 BR, 2 BA. 904-7834619. 8/25-9/1c Beat this one 6 BR, 3.5 BA set up on your land, only $468.72/month. Call Cliff, (386) 719-5560. 7/7-8/25c Palm Harbor 2012 4 BR, 2 BA, 32x80. Only $525/month. Call 783-4619 8/25-9/1c Never before titled 3 BR, 2 BA, All War ranties apply. Only $317/ month. 904-7834619 8/25-9/1c Dollar and Deed can get you a 20124 BR, 2 BA for only $365 a month. Call 904-7834619. 8/25-9/1c 2004 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer. Leath er, loaded.$7,795 Call 259-5796. 9/1c Need childcare? I will provide assistance in my home. All ages. All hours. 904-8382287 or 259-1371. 8/25-9/1p Childcare, Ages: birth 6 years. 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Full-time $20 per day, Before and after school $12 per day. Snacks and meals included. Michelle 415-1829. 9/1p Ski Norman Cleaning Services, For all your Commercial cleaning needs. Licensed and insured. Call 259-7528 or 298-4654. Fax 259-7799. 9/1p Dogs: all types from puppies to adults. Ani mal Control, $65 adoption fees will apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc Chihuahua/Yorkie puppies. 2 females, 8 weeks old. Loving families needed. Call 904-259-8240 9/1c Free puppies For more information please call 904-259-2083 or 904-477-77713. 9/1p Lost Tabby cat almost full grown female, golden. Lost in Glen St Mary area on Aug 23rd. Very loving, we miss her. Reward 259-4686 or 553-3063. 9/1p Notice to readers: The newspaper often publishes classi ed advertising on subjects like work-athome, weight loss products, health prod ucts. While the newspaper uses reasonable discretion in deciding on publication of such ads, it takes no responsibility as to the truthfulness of claims. Respondents should use caution and common sense before sending any money or making other commitments based on statements and/or promises; demand specics in writing. You can also call the Federal Trade Commis sion at 1-877-FTC-HELP to nd out how to spot fraudulent solicitations. Remember: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The Baker County Press Drivers Wanted Looking for a job that gets you home? $2500 Sign on bonus! Ex cellent home time! 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Please apply to Mark Holmes, Shop Manager. 904-266-4281, ext. 22. 10/1tfc Pay Day Loan Buster, $500 no credit check, six months to repay, active checking account required. 904-206-7861. www. mypaydayloanthatpays.com 2/10tfc Notice to Readers All real estate advertising in this newspa per is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any prefer ence, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with par ents 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 advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimi nation, call HUD toll free at 1-800-6699777. The toll free telephone number for the impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 3.46 acres, north Sanderson, set up for mobile home $42,000. Owner nancing. Call 904-813-1580. 2/10tfc 3 BR, 1 BA home, in Macclenny, willing to sell under appraised value of $105,000. 259-2461, 483-8126. 9/1-8p 3 BR, 2 BA brick home on acre in Glen eld Oaks, a gated community, $140,000 net. Call 813-1580. 7/14tfc 2.5 Acres for sale, high, dry, Mud Lake Road, approximately mile past bridge. Mobile homes okay. Asking 35K. 904-8289392. 8/18-9/8p 1-10 acres high and dry, sh pond, creek or river front, homes/mobile homes, set-up. Owner nancing. 912-843-8118 or 904699-8637. www.landyes.net. 6/30tfc 16x80 Mobile Home on 1.33 acres, High way 185, just set up and remodeled, new everything, including septic, well, power, new roof, and nice porches. Country living. 15 minutes from Macclenny. Owner nance available. 259-2900. 8/18tfc 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 accom panied by payment and instructions. They should be mailed to: Class i fied Ads, The Bak er County Press, P.O. Box 598, Mac clen ny, FL 32063. We can not assume responsibility for ac curacy of ads or notices given over the tele phone. 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 no tification of error by the person or agen cy for whom it was pub lish ed, then that party assumes full payment re spon sibility. The Baker County Press reserves the right to refuse ad vertising or any oth er mate ri al which in the opinion of the publisher does not meet stan dards of publication. Ofce Supplies, printer and fax cartridges, rubber stamps and much more. We special ize in hard to nd items. The Ofce Mart, 110 S. 5th Street. 259-3737. 4/28tfc Pecan wood call 904-237-7703 for de tails. 9/1p 2004 40ft custom Interstate enclosed trailer, 3 axle, new heavy duty tires and wheels, new condition. $10,500. Call Carl Fraser 904-945-3626 for details. 9/1-8p 1991 Utility insulated semi trailer with alu minum wheels. Trailer is in good condition, not banged up. Has refrigeration unit but do not know if it works, used for hay stor age. $2,500. Carl Fraser 904-945-3626. 9/1-8p 1995 Trailmobile insulated semi trailer. Trailer is in good condition, not beat up. Has refrigeration unit but do not know if it works. Trailer was used for hay stor age. $2,500. Carl Fraser 904-945-3626. 9/1-8p Custom dual reclining sofa, 88 inches, dark blue. Good condition. $350. Swivel occasional chair, mauve, velveteen. Good condition $50. 904-259-8779 9/1p White Train Table with 6 bins$35; 125 piece Geo Trax Train Set$40; various Thomas The Train sets also. 904-334-3638. 8/25-9/1p 1990 Fleetwood Southwind motor home 30 long, new fridge, extra clean, everything works, loaded. $8500. 259-2121. 8/18tfc We instal 6 seamless gutters. Pressure washing. 259-7335. 8/11tfc 2005 Carriage Carrilite fth wheel camper. 5 slide outs. Lots of extras. No Children, pets or smoking. Shed kept. $43,500. Call 904237-7703. 9/1p Livingroom table set medium oak with brown glass inserts on wheels. Storage space underneath with large beige and pastel table lamps. $115. Call 275-3007, leave message 5/19tfc Handmade headstones for more informa tion 259-8013. 8/18-25,9/1-8p 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 Landscaping mulch While supply lasts. 259-2900. 4/28tfc Camille Beckman hand cream Root candles, unique gift items. Southern Charm 110 S. 5th Street. 259-4140. 4/28tfc Still hunt club near Moniac, GA. 3 mem berships left at $675. Call 904-626-3404. 9/1p 2001 Ford F-450 XLT crew cab 7.3 liter, diesel, 6 speed, manual transmission with new clutch package. 4.30 rear end, approx 155,000 miles. One owner/driver, custom aluminum with hauler bed, Goosneck hitch. $15,500. Call 904-945-3626 for details 9/1-8p 2010 Chevy Cobalt, 3 to choose from. Low miles fully equipped. from $11,990. Call 904-259-5796. 9/1c 2010 Toyota Corolla LE, 4 to choose from. Ocer 30 mpg. Equipped not stripped. Hur ry while they last. from only $14,990. Call 259-5796. 9/1c 2007 Chevrolet Equinox LT. Loaded, like new. Polished aluminum wheels, priced to move $11,595. Call 259-5796. 9/1c 2011 Chevrolet Silverado Crew cab LT. Fully equipped, V-8, auto, power windows and door locks, cd, bedliner. Save thou sands over new. Call 904-259-5796. 9/1c 2009 Scion XB, Auto, AC, Power windows and door locks, cd and more. Cruise in style for only $14,990. Call 259-5796. 9/1c 2010 Nissan Altima 2.5S, 6 to choose from Automatic transmission, fully loaded with SmartKey. From $16,900. Call 2595796. 9/1c 2007 Ford Escape limited, V6, leather, loaded, looks and drives like new $14,888. Call 259-5796. 9/1c 2008 Chevrolet Colorado auto, A/C, bedliner, like new, priced for a quick sale $10,888. Call 259-5796. 9/1c 1995 Chevrolet Conversion Van High-top conversion van. Ready for football season tailgating fun. Only $3,995. Call 259-5796. 9/1c Now accepting bids, contact Beth at 6534453. 1994 Savanna fifth-wheel travel trailer with two slides. 2000 Dutchmen Fifth Avenue 5th wheel, with rear kitchen, 2 slides, plumed for washer/dryer. 6/23tfc For Sale Advertising Info. YARD SALESThursday and Friday 8:00 am -12:00 pm, End of Glynn Allyn off 125 South. Between I-10 and Mudlake Rd.; Desk, Table, Recliner, Kids 4-wheeler, Books, Disney movies, car pet, nice clothes. Rain or Shine. Friday and Saturday 8:30 am -1:00 pm, Hwy 121 North on Rogers Trail. House at dead end. Clothes, furniture, and household goods. Friday and Saturday 8:00 am -? Two families. Lots of clothes and household items. 702 Long Dr. North on Lowder, left on Long Dr. second house on the left. Friday and Saturday 9:00 am 5:00 pm 7282 Madison Street, Glen St Mary. Corner of Clinton and Madison in fenced in yard. Furniture. Saturday 8:00 am ?, lots of household items, toys and clothes. 7033 Sands dale Rd in Macclenny. Saturday 8:00 am -?, Huge yard sale. 748 North 5th St. Beds, TVs, baby clothes, strollers, car seats, scrubs, books, PS2 and games, Xbox and games. DVDs and lots of other items. Saturday 8:00 am-?, Two families, 0-3 month girls, 5-9 boys, miscellaneous furniture. 8541 Brown Rd. in Macclenny Saturday 8:00 am-?, 10198 Sherman Ave, Glen St. Mary Automobiles FSBO, rustic elegance cypress log cabin on 8.11 fenced acres. 2 BR, 2 BA 1990 SF plus porches, two car carport, great views, gated drive, private, secluded. By appoint ment only $250,000. 904-259-9599. 8/119/1p 4 BR, 2 BA brick home on acre in Glen eld Oaks, a gated community, $145,000 OBO. Call 813-1580. 7/14tfc 4 BR, 2 BA 32x80 mobile home on five acres, off Mud Lake Road on Travis Rho den Trail. Lawn maintenance included, $950/month, $1250 deposit. 259-9066. 7/21tfc Mobile Homes, 2 and 3 BR, A/C, service animals only. $500-575 plus deposit. 904862-4604. 9/1tfc 2 BR appartments, quiet, established neighborhood, service animals only. $550/ month. $500 deposit. off first months rent to qualified applicants. 259-8444. 8/4tfc 3 BR 2BA singlewide, 2 miles inside Geor gia line, $500/month, $500 deposit, 904629-1779 9/1tfc 3 BR, 2 BA singlewide CHA, acre fenced, Georgia Bend, $650/mo plus de posit. 904-504-9305. 8/25-9/8p 2 BR, 1 BA apartment, washer and drier hookup, $675/mo, $500 deposit, 12 month lease. 351 N. Lowder St. Call 838-8584 or 259-9797. 8/25tfc 2 BR, 1 BA $300 deposit, $580/month. Call 259-2787. 8/25-9/1p 3 BR, 1 BA less than mile from I-10, fenced back yard, quiet, residential area, $750/month, $500 security, also available for sale, 904-233-2500. 8/25-9/8p 3 BR, 1 BA home in the Cuyler area $550/ month, $200 deposit. 259-7927. 9/1p 3 BR, 1 BA, 1600 SF., 2 story house, fenced yard on Morris Avenue, behind the fire station, $795/month, $400 security deposit, call 386-546-2608. 8/25-9/1p 2 BR, 2 BA 16x80 in Sanderson. $400 de posit, $600/month. Call 626-3573. 9/1p 3 BR, 3 BA home in Rolling Meadows, former model home with 2 bonus rooms. Available October 1; $1400 plus security deposit. Call 397-0053. 9/1tfc 3 BR, 2 BA in city of Macclenny, $1,000/ month. First and last months rent. Call 655-5941. 8/25-9/1p 3 BR, 2 BA Doublewide in Macclenny on private property. Service animals only $500 deposit, $750/month. Call 904-5882589. 9/1p 3 BR, 2 BA brick home on 2.5 acres. 6291 CR 125 South, Macclenny. $1250/month, $1000 deposit. Call Real Estate with Garlen Webb 408-9146. 9/1p 3 BR, 2 BA, doublewide mobile home on 5 acres, stocked sh pond, detached garage for storage, lawn maintenance included. $950/mo, $1250 deposit, 259-9066. 8/25tfc 2 BR Apartment or mobile home for rent Located off Yellow Water Road. Call 904266-9898 before 6 pm. 9/1-22p 3 BR, 2 BA country home. $750/month plus deposit. 334-4100. 9/1p 2 BR, 1 BA $385/month, $385 deposit. Garbage, water, sewage and lawn care in cluded. 904-219-2690 or 912-843-8165. 9/1tfc 2 BR, 1 BA brick home large fenced city lot, washer/dryer, $775/month, $500 de posit, 661 Laverne Street. Call 813-5558. 8/25-9/1p 2 BR, 1 BA duplex, all appliances including washer and dryer, $675/month, $675 de posit. 259-3300 or 591-2790. 9/1tfc 2 BR, 1 BA new mobile home on 1 acre. $475/month, $500 deposit. Ask for Joe 912-843-2711. 9/1c For Rent Club Money to Lend Real Estate 1395 Cha ee Road South, Jacksonville 904.772.9800 BEAUTIFUL NEW HOMESITE MLS# 537180 10.01 acres; country living at its best! County maintained road; perfect place to ride the ATVs and horses. $73,549 PERFECT FOR TOWNHOMES OR MOBILE HOMES MLS# 557398 0.90 acre land in downtown Macclenny. Walking distance from Keller Intermediate School. Can be subdivided. Zoned Residential/Mobile Home. $99,000 HOME ON CORNER LOT MLS# 583100 Beautiful move-in ready Drees Builder former model home on fenced lot. 3BR/3BA featuring separate entrance private o ce. Perfect for a growing family and priced to sell. $221,000 BREATHTAKING 2-STORY BRICK ESTATE MLS# 580296 5br/4b on 5 acres. Columned front porch; 30 min to Jax; inground pool; 3car garage. $398,400 ZONED FOR HORSES MLS# 575429 16.98 acres w/3 wells, power pole and septic. Has barn w/4 horse stalls, sh pond, and small shed. Build your dream home or zoned for mobile home. $172,000 ZONED FOR HOUSES/MOBILE HOMES MLS# 547499 Vacant land; 11.87 acres. Minutes from I-10, schools, restaurants and shopping. $55,000 BEAUTIFUL 2-STORY HOME ON 22+ ACRES MLS# 585800 4 BR/2.5BA; you will love the total seclusion of this property. Perfect for the horse lover. $354,800 GORGEOUS RIVERFRONT PROPERTY MLS# 555947 4BR/2.5BA on 32 acres. Breathtaking views from every angle. Fenced/cross-fenced; hay barn and barn with 4 stalls. $840,000. SHOWS LIKE A MODEL MLS# 580668 3BR/2BA, split BR; formal din rm, breakfast noon, sprinkler system, side entry garage, over-sized master bath. Convenient to I-10 and shopping. Everything like new. $188,800 GREAT HOME W/TONS OF POTENTIAL MLS# 579587 Brick house on 2.51 acres, 4BR/2.5BA w/o ce/bonus room; 3 sep replaces, loft and dressing room and so much more. Screened room overlooks inground pool. $229,000 HORSE LOVERSTHIS IS YOUR DREAM LOCATION MLS# 575392 20.02 acres on two 10.01 acre lots. Zoned AG for horses; perfect for sitebuilt or modular home; no mobile homes allowed. 17-ft deep pond w/well and power pole. $162,000 PICTURES AND WORDS WILL NOT DO JUSTICE FOR THIS HOME AND LAND MLS# 576581 5BR/4.5BA, 2 bonus rooms; 8.24 acres of trees and water, 650 ft artesian well; irrigation system throughout property; 3.5 car garage. $520,000 PROPERTY ON BOTH SIDES OF CR 125 MLS# 555974, 555976, 555978 Prime location for commercial growth in Glen St. Mary. 36.27 acres ready to develop; 20 acres left of CR 125; 16.27 acres on right. Will sell separately; prefer to sell together. $399,900 JUST REDUCED MLS# 580902 Beautiful 5 acres in the country. High and dry and within walking distance to the St. Marys River. Perfect location for your dream home or modular. Dont forget to bring your horses! $67,500 Lost Help Wanted Commercial Rental Mobile Homes Macclenny Realty, Inc. WE HAVE THE HOME FOR YOU COMMERCIAL GENERALCorner lot zoned commercial neighborhood on Hwy. 121 North. (Adjoining property available if needed) $79,900 Corner lot in excellent business location on Hwy. 125 S. in Glen St. Mary. $49,900 Excellent business location. Four lots total 1.20 acres with approx. 320 Hwy. 121 front age. $239,900 Great location for retail business 1404 SF building currently used as a car lot. No sign on property. Zoned commercial general. $250,000 Excellent corner for business. .92 acre located on US Hwy. 90 zoned commercial general. $219,900VACANT LANDTwo beautiful acre lots with giant oaks, less than a block from boat ramp and park on 6 Mile Creek. Close to St. Johns River, St. Au gustine beach and Bass Haven. $109,900 each 1 acre lot with trees. High & dry! In Hunters Ridge. $29,900 11.07 acres zoned commercial in projected developing area of Baker County. Located near I-10 and Hwy. 90. $440,000 Totally remodeled riverfront home on 1 acre. Beautiful family room, huge back porch and screened front porch. RV shelter and cook shel ter, nice workshop on lower level. Will consider owner nancing. $165,000 Fixer-Upper on pretty 1/2 acre lot. Huge workshop located on westside of Baldwin close to US 90/301 and I-10. $49,900 Miscellaneous Animals
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Page 2 T B C P ursday, September 1, 2011county jail for the remainder of a one-year sentence for his role in the theft and vandalism of 17 air con ditioning units at the for mer Macclenny Products nearly a year ago. Judge Rosier ordered him to pay $126,051 restitution to the buildings owner. Mr. Tabbot will be on probation four years following release after pleading to burglary and grand theft of $100,000 or more. Two co-defendants are due in court next month. Court records indicate Mr. Tabbot, along with Thomas and Michael Sharp, sold aluminum and copper taken from 11 large roof-top units and six smaller ones at the former clothing man ufacturing plant. They sold the scrap at two locations in west Jacksonville and a third in Lake City. Mr. Tabbots prior criminal record includes arrests for grant theft, drug possession, dealing in stolen property and attempted burglary. The Macclenny Prod ucts heist was the largest in terms of units de stroyed and parts stolen in what has become a common crime in Baker County. Most of the cas es involve single units from unoccupied houses or churches. Sheriffs investigators got a break in the case when a former cell mate of one of the defendants revealed that he boasted of the thefts while in the Duval County jail. no contest to fraud and forgery obtaining prescription drugs and will be on house arrest two years. She also violated probation and was given the 97 days she has al ready been in jail. sentences on a number of other defendants who admitted to vio lating probation: Clarence Wil liams for battery, 30 days in jail; Mark Yarbrough for drug pos session, driving on a suspended license and aggravated fleeing police, a year in jail; Christopher Dennis for grand theft, a year on drug offender probation; Ann tricia Ansley for felony fleeing, a year in jail; Tavaris Donaldson for battery and criminal mischief, 10 months in jail; Gregory Tyrone Lee for grand theft, 11 months in jail; Caleb Linton for sale and possession of drugs, 218 days already served in jail; Adam Ostasz for burglary, 30 days in jail and two years on house ar rest. James TabbotrfnHe added that a bid package compiled for the asphalt con tract is awaiting approval from the states Department of Com munity Affairs, or DCA, which is overseeing a large portion of the $560,000 projects funding. The county secured funding for the new road in late 2009 by combining about $213,000 the county received from CSX railroad in 2001 for the clos ing of two crossings in Olus tee and Sanderson with a onetime, disaster recovery grant of $395,000 from the US Depart ment of Housing and Urban Developments Community Devel opment Block Grant, or CDBG, program in 2010. DCA administers the CDBG program at the state level. The project must be complete by June 2012 to meet the latter grants re quirements. Mr. Oyewole said he and his neighbors are grateful for the paving project, even if it increas es speeding on the 35 mph road way. People drive fast on Cow Pen now, anyway, he said. When they come to the sharp turn to the just worry there will be accidents there unless they take some pre cautions. The Cow Pen Road project and the resurfacing of George Taber Boulevard in Glen St. Mary will cap off a number of grant-funded road improvements around the county this year. Mr. Fletcher said the Wood lawn Road widening and resur lar projects on Mud Lake Road, Lowder Street and US 90. From page 1 From page 1 front of Circuit Judge Phyllis Rosier on September 6. where (in Florida), theyre filing motions, observed State Attor ney Bill Cervone in Gainesville. Many of the motions have been lieve the hearing in Baker County will be the first one in the Eighth Circuit. He described the appeals court decision in Tallahassee as a real problem for defense attor neys. The First DCA rejected this for us. Lower federal courts do not have controlling authority over Florida courts, added Mr. Cervone. The local motions to dismiss, as do others throughout the state, argue that Floridas lack of a mens rea (Latin for guilty mind) requirement in drug cases renders the statute unconsti tutional. The Baker County cases are essentially defendants charged with sale and possession of drugs on the basis of controlled buys from confidential informants. Defense attorneys also argue that removal of the mens rea requirement by the 2002 statute violates due process because oth er states must prove defendants knew substances were illegal and sold them as such. From page 1 other as they progress through the instruction. Seven days into the course, ninth grader Dillan Cullen said he was enjoying the global stud ies course. much broader scope. Another student, Vornesha Donaldson, explained how the instruction is designed. Essentially, its like chapters, lessons that must be completed. At the end of each lesson there is a test and students submit their work online for an evaluation. Another main component of the instruction is assessment, which allows students to fre quently evaluate their own per formance through a series of selfchecks, practice lessons, multiple choice, writing assignments, dis cussions and more. with the Florida Virtual School and she is the one who actu ally designed the global stud ies course, said Ms. Masterson. Shes also the online instructor. Although she is not present, stu dents always have access to Ms. Bandao via e-mail and phone calls if necessary. Ms. Masterson acknowledged that the learning curve for the global studies course is big, but Students come into the course at different levels of com puter literacy, said Ms. Mas terson. The great thing is by prepared to tackle any other on line course they might choose to take. From page 1 tb
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Anybody see the interview Sunday evening with former President Bush (2) on National Geographic Channel ? The subject was 9/11 and he spent an hour reflecting on what that day was like for him. It didnt break a lot of new ground, but the ex-prez has some thoughtful recollections on what must be the most memorable day of his life. He did a good job and not a Teleprompter in sight. Well be bombarded the next week with anniversary tele casts, panels and, yes, newspa per columns on the decade mark of that fateful day. Ive never met anyone over the age of 15 at the time who doesnt remember exactly what they were doing when they heard the news. Dont be lieve I ever will. The Bush interview prompted (not tele prompted) me to rumi nate on what we have learned since September 11, 2001. Many of us believed in the days follow ing the attack that something good would come out of all that death and destruction. The na tion indeed all the nations of the world that value freedom over barbarism would have a unity of purpose that in the end will magnify the best. We didnt do that so much, did we? Were divided more than we were on September 10 of that year. The divisions in our political, cultural and to some extent our religious lives are back with little immediate hope they will recede. Political correctness, that de stroyer of original and critical thinking, has a firmer grip on our institutions. It is stifling thought and limiting our potential as a republic. The obsession with not offending smothers a system where honest dialogue is vital. Ideological poles (right and left) are more pronounced than they were a decade ago. On the left are political leaders who strive to stay in office by appeas ing the have nots, a collective monster they have had a hand in creating. Their man in the White House, the very best they could come up with, is essentially vapor. And he replaced Mr. Bush who, for all his leadership in the wake of Sep tember 11, diminished in stature the next seven years. On the right, leaders spend most of their time and energy placating an increasingly angry constituency that sees the American Dream slipping away. We borrow 40 cents of every dol lar spent in Washington, mostly from the Chinese, famous for their long view of history. They think beyond the next 15 min utes. Half our citizens dont pay taxes to support government in stitutions, a very dangerous sta tistic in a representative repub lic. Theyre simply not involved, and the weak ened economy is swelling their numbers. Theres more, but you get the point. The morning of September 12, 2001, many of us believed Amer ica would use its muscle to eradi cate seventh-century theocracies fomenting a hatred of western culture so intense that it led to the attack. It would be messy, but necessary. That didnt go so well either. Somewhere along the line we got into nation building instead of eradication. Nation building? We have learned something since that day, and its that were not on the right path if the United States of America is to remain the beacon its been for the rest of the world for 200-plus years. That direction is obvious to anyone with an IQ above their belt or dress size. America needs to pull back from pointless for eign commitments and force other nations to fund their own defense, pull way back on equally pointless social spending that is fashioning a nation of zombies, stop spending more than we take in and resolve to maintain a smaller, more lethal military force whose job it is to eradicate those who would do us harm. No nation building; they can clean up the mess they created. And political correctness, the kind of drivel that prompted the mayor of New York City to ban references to the deity in the 9/11 observance and has made mush factories out of our education system please, please lets banish it in favor of just behaving with good manners. That would be a proper legacy of 9/11. Thank goodness that Hur ricane Irene passed us by. We didnt get any rain, any addi tional wind, in fact, we would not have even known a hurricane was out there if it hadnt been for the almost constant television cover age of the weather event. Weather event? Thats what the cable news and even the Weather Channel were calling it. I guess nowadays everything has to be an event whether it is a movie, a car sale, a concert or a hurricane. I feel for the millions of people who werent so lucky. They are battling knee-deep water, wind damage and lack of power. Over 2 million people in the northeast have no power, which might not be fully restored for a week. Naturally, I feel bad for those folks without lights and air con ditioning, but the ones suffering the most from the hurricanes effects are the teenagers and 20somethings without Internet and cell phones. What a hardship. I cant imag ine how they are coping. For some of these poor young people, they are actually have to engage in the first face-toface conversations they have had since they got their first cell phone at age 6. Imagine their tur moil at having to sit at a candlelit dinner table and stare across at their parents and siblings and make conversation. Several New Jersey hospi tals have treated younger teens showing signs of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from having been without WiFi for more than 12 hours. Were not really sure how to deal with them, said Kay For berg, head nurse at Patterson, New Jerseys St. Vincent de Paul Hospital. We sedated the first few but luckily one of our doctors had been stationed in Afghani stan and knew how to deal with young people devoid of Internet service. It was tricky, said Dr. Lar ry Rowton. They were staring at me and their mouths would move but nothing would come out. It was clear that they were trying to converse but didnt re ally know how. Rowton shook his head. They had that deer in the headlights look we used to see on the battle field when a soldier was in severe shock. Dr. Rowton described how he handled the patients and gave some advice to people who might have teens suffering from PTSDWiFi. I sat them down in front of a frame that looked like a screen but had nothing in it. Then I got behind it so it looked like they were seeing me on a computer. They calmed down immediately. I was then able to counsel them and tell them not to be frightened. I told them to think of con versation as similar to a series of Twitter tweets tied together. That seemed to make sense to them and some were able to actually speak to me that way. It helps to let them go through the motions of texting while they talk. It calms them down. The only drawback is that you get a lot of abbreviations like OMG and LOL in their conversations. But, oh well, youve got to crawl before you can walk. Dr. Rowton suggests that par ents of suffering teens can cut screens out of cardboard and each member of the family can hold it in front of their faces. It might help relieve the shock. Captain Martin Hartline of the Pennsylvania Highway Pa trol also warned drivers to watch out for teens wandering the road ways as well as the usual high water and debris. Weve noticed a lot of young people on the side of the road, said Capt. Hartline. They seem heedless of the pouring rain and strong wind. They are just wan dering around with their smart phones held above their heads. I guess they are looking for cell signals. David Burger of the Federal Emergency Management Agency offered a ray of hope. We hope to have cell phone and WiFi back up by the middle of the week. It could have been much, much worse. We could have lost Dish Network and Direct TV and they wouldnt have been able to see the MTV Video Music Awards. That could have been a tragedy. So there you are. Theres al ways something to be thankful for. LETTER TO THE EDITOR ROBERT GERARD Students returned for the second week of the 2011-12 school year this week, but heres a look back at comments from our Facebook faithful about the new school year. We asked August 23, What did your children have to say about their rst day of school? Heres what they had to say ...Joanna Touchton: My middle schooler said lunch was a little con fusing but other than that they all had a great rst day! Brandi Jo Waldo: My cousin is in 9th grade. She got lost and was late for class but she said it was OK. Katie Robinson: My son T.J. loved it. He came home so proud of himself for surviving his rst day of rst grade. As soon as he was o the bus he was telling me that he had made a 5 and that he loves his teacher, Miss Parmer. This morning when I woke him, I asked him, You ready for school today? He said, Yes, rst grade is awesome, like me. I love that kid. Aaron Scott: On the way home, my second-grader said, Dad, Ive got just two words: no homework! Ha! He enjoyed it. Dennie Dee Ledford: My 3rd grader said the only thing she didnt like was only having a 5-minute re cess. My 4th grader never stopped talking about all the great things about her teachers and all the fun things she will get to do. My kids had a great rst day! Jennifer Wilson: My kids were as excited as Christmas morning (hope fully that continues as the year goes on). They all like their teachers and like meeting new friends. The only thing the least bit negative was my middle school-aged son got con fused and went to the wrong lunch. Colleen Scharphorn Harvey: My two high school boys said it was OK. What do you expect from 14 and 15 year old boys! Kindergarten starts tomorrow for my other one, now he is excited! Robert Thompson: On the rst day mine said she didnt know yet if she liked it. The second day she said she does. It must of been that rst day mass confusion.Join The Press at Facebook.com. We post questions and updates about whats happening locally everyday, and ask for feed back from readers. Log on, search for Baker County Press and Like us to join. rrrf Jim McGauley Dear Editor:With regard to the obituary of Darrell Mobley of Macclenny that appeared in your August 18 edition, I want to let your readers in Baker County know that Darrell was much more than just a computer tech. Darrell was also an accom plished hobby rocketeer, an avo cation which attracts thousands of participants worldwide. His passion and dedication to this hobby were second to none and led him to create two interna tionally known websites, Rock etry On Line and later, Rocket ry Planet, through which I and thousands of others came to know him. Darrell worked tirelessly mak ing Rocketry Planet the go to website for rocketry enthusiasts of all ages, genders and nationalities. The volume of the work he produced is nothing short of incredible. He continued to do a regular paycheck and in failing health. And he persevered when he became virtually the sole care giver to his seriously ill mother. Even though I never met Dar rell face to face I consider him a true friend and I miss him dearly.Ted Mackliin Van Alstyne, Texasrff rf nf As simple as an e-mail.....If you have any information you think we need to know, send it to:firstname.lastname@example.orgT B C P 104 South Fifth St. 904-259-2400
Page 4 T B C P ursday, September 1, 2011A Macclenny couple was named in a criminal complaint for stealing metal ramps from a utility trailer and selling them at a local scrap yard on August 27. Owner Susan Knapp said she returned to her residence on Sunshine Lane near Glen St. Mary and noticed the ramps were missing from a utility trailer in her yard. Ms. Knapp then went to Scrappy Pappys on US 90 and located the ramps valued at $500. Employees there told her that Daniel Kent, 34, and Dawn Kent, 31, brought them to the yard in a mini-van earlier that day and sold them for $20.79 11 cents a pound. Deputy Jason Bryan filed the complaint after unsuccessful attempts to contact the couple. Ms. Kent left her Florida ID card behind at the scrap yard, which also furnished a photograph of her standing at the rear of the van with the ramps still inside. Both items were seized as evidence. The complaint alleges larceny and grand theft, third and second degree felonies. In another theft case, this one involving a golf cart valued at $3500, police arrested Richard Gowdy, 53, of Glen St. Mary during the early morning hours of August 28. Deputy Steven Smith said Mr. Gowdy admitted to taking the cart from Dennis Whelan at his residence on Oak Hill Rd. near Glen because he wanted to sell it for crack cocaine. The cart was located at an address on Deerwood Circle in Macclenny and the owner picked it up. The suspects brother, Eric Miller, 34, of Sanderson was arrested for disorderly conduct after he refused to calm himself at the Deerwood address during a disturbance resulting from the cart theft.JOEL ADDINGTONNEWS EDITOR email@example.comAs the Baker County Council on Aging awaits the construction of a state-funded transportation center in Macclenny and eyes additional grant funding to expand more people, its doing so with a new leader. Mary Baxla resigned as the COAs executive director in late July after taking medical leave related to surgery on her hip. Shes now recovering. The councils board of directors, chaired by Barbara Yarbrough, appointed Jackie Wright, the organizations finance manager, to serve as interim director during Ms. Baxlas absence, and then named Ms. Wright acting director during its August 11 meeting. I love working with the seniors so much, she said. I cant think of doing anything else. Ms. Wright, a Bradenton, FL native and Macclenny resident, was hired in April 2010 following two decades at Northeast Florida counting. She moved to the area upon marrying her husband of 25 years, David Wright. Ms. Wright hopes to be considered for the executive director job permanently, but directed questions regarding the potential search for applicants to Ms. Yarbrough. We both gave ourselves until the end of the year to see if they like me and if I can handle the job, said Ms. Wright. COAs board of directors has leadership role long term or when a decision would be made, stated Ms. Yarbrough by e-mail on August 26. Jackie is doing a good job for the COA and has a deep desire to do so, she said. It is still being studied and discussed as to who and when we hire an executive director. A meeting has been scheduled with ElderSource, the regional sonville that oversees funding for senior services at the local level and may assist in the director search should the council desire such help. Our role is making sure the person is qualified, explained Bill Hardy, ElderSources executive director. We dont interfere with the hiring process, but we review their resume ... Its not a derSource looks for persons with a degree or extensive experience while also considering the agencys needs and existing staff. But there are no disqualifying factors so to speak, he said, adding that directors must pass a background check per state law. COA serves as the countys Community Transportation Coordinator under a three-year contract with the Northeast Florida Regional Council, or NEFRC, another Jacksonville-based nonsight role locally. Under the contract, COA is reimbursed for busing seniors, the disabled or low-income residents to jobs, schools, doctors and shopping inside and outside Baker County. Most of the funding comes from Medicaid, the states Transportation Disadvantage Trust Fund and the federal government. The contract, which expires December 31, is up for renewal this year. Three private companies showed interest by submitting submitted a proposal by the August 24 deadline, said Ed Lehman, NEFRCs director of planning and development. I found that very interesting because we got a lot of requests for information, he said. American Logistics and MV Transportation, both headquartered in California, and La Fleur Transportation of Mississippi responded to NEFRCs request for NEFRC board of directors will make a recommendation on the contract at its meeting October 6, most likely to renew the contract with COA rather than re-bid it, Mr. Lehman said. Included with COAs proposal were letters of support from the county, City of Macclenny and NEFRCs recommendation will go to the Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged, which will consider it October 28 in Naples, FL. Hopefully, we will be the CTC [Community Transportation Coordinator], said Ms. Yarbrough. We feel we did all our homework right. The COA has been the CTC since 1982 from what I was told, so I think we really have a good chance ... We are in the planning stages to build a new transportation center and I certainly want the COA transportation department to move there and continue to service our county. Our board has put a lot of time and effort into getting a grant to do so. The county, which secured a $2.1 million grant from the Florida Department of Transportation to fund a parking and a bus depot on a 10-acre site behind Winn-Dixie at the southwest corner of Willis Hodges and Buck Starling roads, is waiting for the state agency to deliver a joint participation agreement before the project can begin. Land for the project was recently deeded to the county by COA, which owned the full 10 acres. The COA intends to lease the property for $1 a year to operate its transportation program. Once the joint agreements approved by county commissioners, the county can be reimbursed for project expenses. Bids will be sought for design and engineering services as the C.J. Thompson. He estimated construction could begin in 12 to 18 months. 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ursday, September 1, 2011 T B C P Page 5Police were called to investigate several residential thefts the past week, including three air conditioners pulled from windows at a residence on Tony Givens Rd. north of Sanderson. Katina Allen returned to the address about 8:00 pm after an absence of four hours to find the units valued at $800 were stolen. Deputy Brandon Kiser said there was no sign of forced entry, and the units were taken from the outside after their cords were either pulled or cut. In other thefts: at the residence of Gary Blue on Gaskins Circle north of Sanderson and an electronic game valued at $300 taken. Mr. Blue told Deputy Koty Crews he was away from the residence about an hour the morning of August 26 when the theft occurred. ported a water pump valued at $500 was taken from the back yard of his residence on CR 229 south of Sanderson. about noon on August 25 and returned two afternoons later to discover the theft. at $100 was the only item taken from a shed on the property of Tracie Johns off CR 127 north overnight on August 26. A padlock was pried off the door to gain entry. reported a marine battery stolen from his boat parked on South valued it at $70. on a bulldozer owned by Dupont Titanium Technologies and parked off CR 228 south at the companys mining project overnight on August 23. An employee estimated $1500 damage.MIKE ANDERSONPRESS STAFF A British couple that moved to Baker County last year could have raised pigs, chickens, cows or goats on their 10 acres near Sanderson and they wouldnt have needed the countys permission because they live in an agricultural zone. But a dog kennel? It might be too noisy and too smelly, a planning advisory panel ruled last week in a split vote denying the couples request to operate a kennel to temporarily house and groom up to 10 dogs for customers. The decision was appealed to the county commission, which Agencys 3-2 decision or overrule it and approve Duncan and Jill Walters application for a special zoning exception, which had been recommended for approval by county planning staff. A final ruling could be rendered by commissioners on September 6 or September 19. Reaching a decision was complicated by a grey area in the countys zoning code that allows kennels in agricultural areas but not in residential subdivisions. The Walters live in West Glen Estates, a subdivision in an agricultural zone. Because of the way the code is written were going to have to make up something here that will work, Ed Preston, county planAccording to a planning staff report the request may be granted by a special zoning exception. The planning staff has concluded that this use was not anticipated within a subdivision, 10-acre subdivision is not a typical subdivision due to the large lot size which allows for generous buffering distances. Planning staff has also formed an opinion that this use will not adversely impact general health and welfare of the area. Despite the planning departments recommendation, board members voted to deny the request on the evening of August 25 after lengthy discussion and hearing testimony from the Walters and opponents who argued that a commercial kennel would hurt surrounding property values and produce undesirable smells, borhood. Im against it in principle, said Floyd DeCurtis of nearby Cewas concerned that approval of the kennel would open the door to other requests for home-based businesses in the area. Jill Walters said there already are numerous unauthorized family-owned businesses operating in the vicinity, including a slaughterhouse. She and her husband said they had planned to erect an air-conditioned steel building, 28 feet long and 14 feet wide, with 10 separate units for dogs that could be cared for while their owners are away. She said the building would resemble a red barn on their property, which is just east of Cow Pen Road on the north side of King Ruise Road, both county-maintained dirt roads. Most of the opposition, the Walters said, had come from residents over a mile away and from owners of vacant property nearby who didnt even live in Baker County. she lives just two lots away from the Walters place and she was opposed to their kennel plans. I moved out there for the peace and quiet, she said, adding that dogs in the proposed kennel would be drawn outside at night by raccoons and other wildlife and they would become a barking nuisance. A kennel business also the county-maintained dirt road, she said. Mr. and Mrs. Walters said they were prepared to do whatever it took to ensure their plans didnt impose a hardship on their neighbors, including placing the kennel far from their property line and planting hedges and trees to form a sound barrier. We value our peace and quiet, too, Mrs. Walters said, noting that the dogs would have free access to an outdoor grassy area where they would be exercised several hours each day and thus be too tired to go outside at night and bark at wildlife. Carmen Thacker, who lives in Jacksonville and owns 30 acres across the street from the Walters residence, urged the board to deny the request because she said shes trying to sell her land and a kennel would kill any chance she Im a widow and I need my money, Mrs. Thacker said. If they put that business there with the dogs nobodys going to buy it because nobody wants the noise. Although the planning department recommended the request Broughton was not swayed in favor of the applicants. I would love to have a kennel but I know my neighbors would probably shoot me, Ms. Broughton said, adding that granting the request could adversely affect other peoples property and rights. Chairman Pat Collier agreed, saying she once had been a neighbor of an unauthorized kennel and was subjected to noisy dogs at all hours of the day and night. Barking dog noise will echo through the woods, Ms. Collier said, siding with Ms. Broughton. Board members Jim Smith er, voted in favor of the request, which had the panel deadlocked 2-2 until alternate board member Philip Zamarron cast the deciding vote. two requests for zoning exceptions to permit County Commissioner Michael Crews and his brother, Raymond Crews, to divide their adjacent parcels, each of which is 16.47 acres, to sell half their acreage on the east side of County Road 229 a few miles south of Interstate 10. The parcels are in an area where lots are required to be at least 7.5 acres. Because subdivision regulations require direct access to a paved road, the only way to accomplish the request is to would be formed by 30-foot-wide ing more than 800 feet from the paved road along the edge of the properties to the new parcels in Since 2002, in an effort to conthe county has only allowed them with the approval of the county the applications and sends them on to the commission with a recommendation. Michael Crews will abstain from voting when his and his brothers request comes before the board.LAND PLANNING AGENCY A new way of NO HASSLE vehicle shopping Local | Convenient | Huge Selection | Wholesale PricingNEW & USED VEHICLESContact Jared Satterwhite 904-327-4095www.AndyCothernAutoSales.com | firstname.lastname@example.org The Baker County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants Board. They must be current residents of the county; experience compensation on this important board that hears cases brought the countys zoning and land use regulations. Nominees are as a defendant in any cases heard by the board the past 12 months. c/o We pay cash $250 & up for junk vehicles No title necessary | Licensed Also buying any kind of scrap metal 386-867-1396 Call Junk JoePolice arrested a Macclenny man at a south city trailer park the evening of August 26 for allegedly pushing his girlfriend off a porch onto her back, then dragging her toward their residence using a choke headlock. Simpkins he was defending himself against a tirade by Sheila Zajkowski, 47, and denied the allegations. A juvenile age relative of the girlfriend, however, said she witnessed the attack. Ms. Zajkowski refused to make a statement, but a neighbor said she heard commotion about 7:00 pm and went outside to see Deputy Simpkins said both parties were intoxicated, and Ms. Zajkowskis face and wrist bore signs of a struggle. battery. In other arrests, a 17-year-old boyfriend was charged the afternoon of August 23 with violating a protective order banning him from contact with his estranged girlfriend, age 17. The girlfriend told Deputy Koty Crews the accused showed up at her residence on South 3rd St. in Macclenny about 4:00 and taunted a friend to go to the residence and confront them. The couple have a child together. Deputy Crews also charged the teen with assault on a law officer for threatening him while being taken into custody. in a complaint for threatening roommate Charles Guernsey, 32, with a butcher knife at their residence on Clinton Ave. in Glen St. Mary. Deputy Daryl Mobley responded to a disturbance call and was told by Mr. Mann that he made the threat because of past violence at the hands of the roommate. Both parties told the officer they had been drinking. morning of August 24 against a 42-year-old female patient at Northeast Florida State She allegedly pushed the victim against a concrete wall, causing her to strike her head. Additional complaints were filed by three employees, one of whom said she was struck in the face when she attempted to give the suspect an injection to calm her. A male security guard and another female worker likewise told Deputy Chris Walker they were struck or pushed during the ensuing struggle.rfntbrrftrrttrrfrOnline C CLet people know whats going onpost your special event online bakercountypress.com
Page 6 T B C P ursday, September 1, 2011A 17-year-old male student was arrested at Baker County High School the morning of Au gust 25 after police found a load ed rifle, a partially smoked mari juana cigarette and rolling papers in his Toyota pickup truck. Campus Deputy Matt Riegel said the arrest followed a sweep of the school parking lot by one of the sheriffs department canines. The officer said the .22 caliber rifle with three bullets was clearly visible on the passenger seat, and the cigarette was in an ash tray. The youth admitted to smoking marijuana on his way to school that morning. The parking lot searches occur on a random basis. Possession of the firearm on campus is a felony offense; the others are misdemeanors. The student, who is from Mac clenny, was released to a guard ian. In other recent arrests, Adam Stevens, 33, of Jacksonville was charged with disorderly intoxica tion and resisting a deputy sher iff by running from him early on August 29. Deputy Steven Smith said he responded to the S&S conve nience store about 4:30 on a call made by Jim Garrett of Jackson ville, who responded earlier to a roadside assistance call on In terstate 10 when Mr. Stevens ran out of gas. The motorist left the scene be fore Mr. Garrett completed paperwork, and he followed him to the Macclenny store. Deputy Smith said the suspect cursed loudly when detained af ter a short foot chase. clenny was arrested for misde meanor marijuana possession af ter a small baggie was found in a cigarette pack he had in a pocket. Deputy Robert Simpkins said he questioned the suspect, who was riding a bicycle towing a small trailer with scrap metal, the evening of August 26 after re ceiving several complaints from residents in the vicinity of Mil tondale Rd. Mr. Grooms had been stop ping at homes soliciting scrap items. Glen St. Mary was arrested for underage possession of alco hol after Deputy Shawn Bishara questioned him just after 11:00 the evening of August 27. The deputy said he spotted the youth and his vehicle behind the E-Z Stop convenience store on CR 125 in north Glen. He was acquainted with the suspect, who first insisted the 11 unopened beers behind the drivers seat be longed to his mother. The boy had an odor of alco hol, Deputy Bishara noted, and said an older male he did not know purchased it for him. PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The Baker County District School Board will hold the fol lowing PUBLIC HEARING on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at the District School Board Room located at 270 South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Florida, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Approval of the following: 2011-2012 Student Progression Plan -2012 Code of Student Conduct THE PUBLIC IS INVITED AND ENCOURAGED TO AT TEND. The documents will be available for preview at the Super intendents Ofce located at 270 South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Florida beginning Wednesday, August 10, 2011 (8:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Sherrie Raulerson Superintendent of Schools 8/11-9/1 MIRACLE TOWING AND RECOVERY 6074 HWY 90 MACCLENNY, FLORIDA 32063 904-259-3513 On September 12, 2011 at 12:00pm an auction will take place at 10510 Duval Ln., Macclenny, FL 32063. The vehicles which will be auctioned include: 1997 Dodge Vin# 1B7GL23X7VS115572 1999 Chevrolet Vin# 1GNEC13RXXJ568054 9/1 HIGGINBOTHAMS TOWING AND RECOVERY 7611 WEST MT. VERNON GLEN ST. MARY, FL. 32040 The following vehicle will be sold at public auction September 16, 2011 at 10:00 am, at Higginbothams Towing & Re cov ery, 7611 West Mt. Vernon, Glen St. Mary, FL. 32040. 1996 Honda Vin# 1HGCD5632TA029225 2001 Wabash Trailer Vin# 1JJV532W41L741625 9/1 The First Coast Workforce Development, Inc., (DBA WorkSource) has posted for comments a draft of the WIA 2 Year Plan for Region 8. A copy of the draft plan is also available at http://www.worksourcefl.com/ about/public_policy_documents.aspx or at 1845 Town Center Blvd., Suite 250, Fleming Island, FL. Deadline to submit comments to 2yearplancomments@work sourcefl.com is through September 30th by 11:00 am. For additional information contact: Diane Nevison at 904.213.3800, ext. 2010. 9/1 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 2011-CP-000025 DIVISION: Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF EMILY HOPE FERNANDEZ, Deceased. _______________________________________/ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Emily Hope Fer nandez, deceased, whose date of death was April 10, 2009, and whose social security number is *****-****, case number 2011-CP-000025, is pending in the Circuit Court for Baker County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 339 E. Macclenny Ave., # 113, Macclenny, Florida, 32063. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons hav ing claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other per sons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA TION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is August 25, 2011. Attorney for Personal Representative: A. Renee Preston Florida Bar No. 639801 Evers & Preston, PL 17 E. Main Street, Suite 201 Pensacola, FL 32502 Telephone: (850) 444-9500 Facsimile: (850) 932-2704 email@example.com Attorneys for Petitioner Personal Representative: Regina Wheeler 11303 Deerwood Circle Macclenny, FL 32063 8/25-9/1 NOTICE OF SHERIFFS SALE NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execution issued in the County Court of Baker County, Florida, on the 18th day of August, 2011, in the cause wherein, COUNTRY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, was plaintiff, and DONALD FARMER, was defendant, being Case No. 2006-108-SC in said Court, I, Joey B. Dob son, as Sheriff of Baker County, Florida have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the party named in the Writ of Execution, Donald Farmer, in and to the following described personal property, to-wit: 2000 Ford Ranger Pickup Truck VIN#: 1FTYR10V8YTB23713 (NOTE: Anyone interested in viewing the ve hicle being sold may do so 45 minutes prior to the time of the sale. I shall offer this property for sale, at Higginbothams Towing & Recovery, 7611 W. Mount Vernon St., Glen St. Mary, FL, County of Baker, State of Florida, on September 27th, 2011 at the hour of 11: 00a.m., or as soon thereafter as possible. I will offer for sale all of the defendant, Donald Farmers, right, title and interest in the aforesaid personal property, at public auction and will sell the same, subject to taxes, all prior liens, encumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest and best bidder for CASH IN HAND. The pro ceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above described execution. (NOTE: In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in this proceed ing should contact the Baker County Sheriffs Office at (904 259-0245 prior to the date of the sale. JOEY B. DOBSON, Sheriff of Baker County, Florida By: Pamela L. Davis, D.S. 8/25-9/15 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 02-2011-CA-000078 DIVISION BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff, vs. GLENN C. MURPHY et al, Defendant(s). _______________________________________/ NOTICE OF ACTION TO: GLENN C. MURPHY LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 11796 HUCKLEBERRY TRAIL E MACCLENNY, FL 32063 CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in BAKER County, Florida: LOT 81, ROLLING MEADOWS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 96, 97, 98, 99, 100 AND 101, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Florida Default Law Group, P.L., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 4919 Memorial Highway, Suite 200, Tampa, Florida 33634, and file the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or peti tion. This notice shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks in the The Baker County Press. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 16th day of August, 2011. Al Fraser Clerk of the Court By: Julie Combs As Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 COUNTRY-FHA--Team 2-F10108677 **See Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceed ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Ms. Jan Phillips Human Resources Manager Alachua County Family/Civil Courthouse 201 E. University Avenue, Room 410 Gainesville, FL 32601 Phone: 352-337-6237 Fax: 352-374-5238 8/25-9/1 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY GENERAL CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 2009-CA-000221 WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL SYSTEM FLORIDA, INC. Plaintiff vs TRESSIE SALTFORD MAXWELL; RICHARD LEE MAXWELL, JR. A/K/A RICHARD L. MAXWELL, JR.; WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. F/K/A WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL BANK; and UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS, TENANTS, OWNERS, and OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES, including, if a named defendant is deceased, the personal representatives, the surviving spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against that defendant, and the several and respective unknown assigns, successors in interest, trustees or other per sons claiming by, through, under or against any corpo ration or other legal entity named as a defendant, and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming un der any of the above named or described defendants Defendants _______________________________________ / AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Order or Final Judgment entered in this cause, in the Circuit Court of Baker County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Baker County, Florida, described as: A PARCEL OF LAND, LYING IN AND BE ING A PART OF THE NW 1/4 OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 22 EAST, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID OF SAID NW 1/4 AND THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. S-23-A; RUN THENCE S 55 25 57 W ALONG SAID NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DIS TANCE OF 253.60 FEET TO THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE TO THE RIGHT, HAVING A RA DIUS OF 1105.92 FEET; THENCE ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVED RIGHT OF WAY LINE AN ARC DISTANCE OF 394.23 FEET THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 20 25 29 TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE PARCEL OF LAND HEREIN DESCRIBED; CONTINUE THENCE ALONG THE ARC OF SAID CURVED NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE AN ARC DISTANCE OF 102.30 FEET THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 5 DE GREES 18 00; THENCE N. 0 DEGREES 44 27, A DISTANCE OF 215.00 FEET; THENCE N. 70 55 E, A DISTANCE OF 106.86 FEET; THENCE S. 0 27 W, A DISTANCE OF 231.15 FEET TO THE POINT OF BE GINNING. SAID LANDS ALSO KNOWN AS PARCEL 13 IN THE NW 1/4 OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 21 EAST; TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME SITU ATED THEREON, DESCRIBED AS A 1994 MERI, WITH VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS FLHML2F72211696A AND FLHML2F72211696B; TITLE NUMBERS 67227223 AND 67227224; RP NUMBERS R0757035 AND R0757036, WHICH IS AF FIXED TO THE AFOREDESCRIBED REAL PROPERTY AND INCORPORATED THEREIN. Property Address: 6393 Woodlawn Road Macclenny, Florida 32063 Parcel I.D.: 07-3S-22-0095-0000-0130 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the front door of the Baker County Courthouse, 339 E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063 at 11:00 a.m. on September 15, 2011. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SUR PLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PEN DENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED this 19th day of August, 2011. AL FRASER Clerk of Circuit Court By: Julie Combs Deputy Clerk ENRICO G. GONZALEZ, P.A. Attorney at Law ENRICO G. GONZALEZ, ESQUIRE 6255 East Fowler Avenue Temple Terrace, FL 33617 Florida Bar #861472 813/980-6302 In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the A.D.A. Coordinator not later than seven (7 days prior to the proceeding via the Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955-8771. I HEREBY CERTIFY that a copy of the foregoing has been mailed to Enrico G. 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Fifth St.Marital Stress Depression Anxiety Trauma ADHD Eating Disorders Addiction Behavioral Relationships A county deputy arrested a Macclenny mo torist the afternoon of August 26 for driving on a license with two prior suspensions and having the wrong license tag on his vehicle. Deputy Koty Crews said he stopped the northbound Mazda driven by Enoch Fraser, 23, on CR 23A because he had done so two weeks ago for the same offenses. Deputy Crews said he issued Mr. Fraser ci tations for both violations in the previous in stance and warned him to stay off the road. The second time, he took him to jail. In other similar arrests, Deputy Patrick McGauley stopped a 1997 Isuzu driven by El liot Gwontue, no age listed, of Macclenny on SR 228 south early on August 26 after noting he was not wearing a seat belt. A computer check revealed eight prior suspensions on Mr. Gwontues license since 2006. Paris Michaels, 44, of Macclenny was driving the evening of August 24 with seven prior sus pensions. Mr. Michaels was at the wheel of a 1994 Jeep clocked going 56 mph in a 45 zone in the west city about 9:40 pm. The driver stopped at his residence on US 90 west, and was also charged with having no insurance and a sto len tag on the vehicle. He told Deputy Satterwhite a juvenile male he did not know procured the license tag for him. Surrency, 29, attempted to speed away from him before stopping at his residence on Quail Lane in Macclenny after the officer got behind him late on August 23. The deputy recognized Mr. Surrencys pink 1995 Buick as the vehicle reported earlier for reckless driving. A computer check revealed three prior suspensions. He was also ticketed for making an improper turn off South Bou levard. was arrested late on August 26 for driving on a license that expired in 2006. Deputy Shawn Bishara said he stopped a 2000 Volkswagen driven by the suspect on US 90 in Glen St. Mary because of a broken tail light and because it twice drifted onto the road shoulder. Mr. Cruz did not speak English and a pas senger translated when he was questioned. Deputy Bishara said he had been cited four times for the license violation. He was given warning tickets for the light and lane viola tions. Family FunWOODPECKERMUD BOGSept. 3-5in White Springs, FL$500 Bounty Hole Cash Pay-outKids Games & Prizes!!For more information 386-292-4720www.woodpeckermudbog.comA hole was cut through a secu rity fence from adjoining proper ty to gain entry to a truck repair shop on US 90 east of Macclen ny, where more than $2000 in scrap metal was stolen overnight on August 25. Owner Thomas Shope said he noticed the breach in the fence and the fact that a guard dog was not on the property when he opened Rolling Repairs just after 7:00 that morning. Deputy Matt Yarborough said the opening in the fence was made from adjoining property belonging to Canaday Construc tion, where a gate padlock was cut to gain entry. Mr. Shope tallied an inventory of mostly metal and aluminum parts, tools and wheels missing, along with truck batteries. He placed the loss value at over $2700. Deputy Yarborough said tire tracks were discernible outside the fence where a vehicle was ap parently loaded, and metal items were scattered on the ground along the path taken by the in truders. Nothing was reported missing from the adjoining property. In other commercial thefts, a white male whose image was captured on a surveillance tape may be responsible for stealing $1000-plus worth of cigarettes from the Murphy Oil store on SR 228 south in Macclenny. Deputy Jeremiah Combs re sponded to a call the afternoon of August 23 from Murphy regional manager John Deichler of Val dosta, who showed him videos of the suspect reaching behind the counter and filching nine cartons of cigarettes while employees were distracted elsewhere. He placed their value at $486. The manager said he initially suspected employees may be responsible for an inventory loss of over $1000 since early Au gust. He had yet to review the remainder of the tapes, and told the deputy he suspects the man is responsible. Sheriffs investigators were given a copy of the tape. from the Family Dollar Store on US 90 in Macclenny the morn ing of August 27 after stuffing Tshirts, boxers and socks into his clothing. Manager Vincent Mitchell called police about 11:30 when he confronted the suspect after he left the store, and the man fled on foot.rfntb rThe Baker County Sesquicen tennial Committee is planning a one-day celebration of Baker Countys 150th anniversary in Macclenny on September 24. It will be an all-day affair be ginning at 10:30 am with a pa rade and ending that evening with a street dance featuring some great Nashville country bands. There will be demonstrators, re-enactors and live enter tainment all day in downtown Macclenny. The committee seeks ven dors and participants in the pa rade. For more information, call 259-1861 or go online to www.150yearsofbaker.com.brThe Baker County and Nassau County 4-H livestock clubs are hosting a swine prospect show at the Nassau County Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 3. The event is free and the show is scheduled to start at 11:00 am. For more information contact Bo Salis at (904) 334-6566 or Nas (904) 879-1019. Check it out...bakercountypress.com COPIESBlack & white/Full colorrfnrt
ursday, September 1, 2011 T B C P Page 7St. James services to end, future uncertain for historical churchSmall attendance and insufficient tithing by congregation mem bers are being cited as the primary reasons the Episcopal Diocese finance and adminis tration committee has decided to cease fund ing a pastoral position for St. James Episcopal Church, according to Father Paul Smith. Hes been the churchs vicar for the past 18 months. The church will continue its 5:30 Sunday evening service as well as the Tuesday meal and Bible study starting at 5:30 pm through the end of September. St. James has been an important part of the history of this county, said Father Paul, which is why its impor tant that it stay open through the Sesqui centennial celebration. The future of the church building and property, which is owned by the diocese, remains un certain. 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The restaurant is right across the street from Baldwin High and she offered to let us stay in her parking lot so we could just walk across the street to the game. Dont look for ambience at Tree-Mendous, it is a storefront barbecue joint more concerned with food than dcor. My wife Kelley had the pulled pork, while I went for the ribs. To me, ribs are the real test of a bar becue restaurant. Youve got to be able to do ribs well to qualify as a good one. Kelleys pulled pork was good and came with two sides. She ordered lima beans and collard greens. The greens were fresh, not canned, and very good. The limas were served over rice but were cooked with vinegar, giving them a tartness that we didnt re ally enjoy. My ribs were tasty and didnt really need sauce, a good thing because I didnt care for the sauces. The hot, mild, mustard and sweet sauces were watery, which is not a knock on them since thats a style of sauce, but my preference is for something thicker. I tried the sweet sauce but pre ferred my ribs plain. They were tender, but did not fall off the bone. They were meaty, but with a little too much fat for my taste. They were crusted in a dry rub that was pretty good. The meal came with a choice of chocolate or banana pudding. Ill always go for banana pud ding. It was much more puddingy than what Im used to but was still good. Tree-Mendous BBQ is good food at a good price. I give it 3 out of 4 stars.PHOTO BY KELLEY LA NNIG A NBarometer Bob on TV Glen St. Mary resident Bob Brookens, known to the listeners of his podcast weather show as Barometer Bob, was featured on Jacksonvilles Action News during the stations evening weather update on August 25 as Hurricane Irene began its exit from the Caribbean and headed for the East Coast. Mr. Brookens website, Hurricane Hollow, is dedicated to weather information, awareness and preparedness. His weekly podcasts focus on weather related topics and feature roundtable discussions with guests such as hurricane researcher Mark Powell. This weeks show will focus on the damage done by Hurricane Irene and the ap proach of tropical storm Katia. To tune into the Barometer Bob Show, visit www. wrbn.net on Thursday evenings at 8:00 pm. Advertising DeadlineMonday 5:00 pmNO EXCEPTIONS! THE BAKER COUNT Y PRESS r fr ntnnbb tnnbb
CHURCH AND OBITUARY NOTICE INFORMATION Obituaries must be submitted in a timely fashion and have a local connection. Pictures are printed with obituaries free of charge. The newspaper reserves the right to publish photos based on quality. It is requested that all news items be typed or emailed to insure accuracy in print. CONTACT US By phone at 904.259.2400 or by fax at 904.259.6502. You can stop by our o ce located at 104 S. Fifth Street, Mac clenny, FL or mail your submission to PO Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063. We are available online at www.bakercountypress.comT B C PPage8SEPTEMBER 1, 2011 Christian Fellowship TempleConnecting > Growing > ServingDavid Thomas-Senior Pastor Tim ThomasAssociate Pastor Gary Crummey-Youth PastorLooking for a place to plug in?Join us this week!Theres something for every age!Sundays Sunday School10:00 am Sunday Worship11:00 am Evening Worship6:00 pm Wednesdays Wednesday Worship7:00 pm Were located at 251 W. Ohio Ave. Macclenny, FL Check us out on the web! www.christianfellowshiptemple.com 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 DINKINS NEW CONGREGATIONAL METHODIST CHURCHCR 127 N. of Sanderson Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Morning Service 11:00 am Sunday Night Service 6:00 pm Wed. Night Service 7:30 pmPastor Allen Crews Assistant Pastor Timothy Alford T L C Sunday school ~ 10:00 am Sunday service ~ 11:00 am Wednesday night Bible Study ~ 6:30 pmFamily style dinner ~ 1st Sunday of the month following serviceA church alive is worth the drive!Pastor Bobby & Faye Gri n Calvary Baptist ChurchPastor Donnie E. Williams, Sr. Sunday School 10:00 am Preaching Service 11:00 am Sunday Night Service 6:00 pm Wednesday Service 7:00 pm523 North Boulevard W.a few blocks north of Hwy. 90 in Macclenny Glen St. Mary, Florida1/2 mile South of I-10 on CR 125, right on Nursery Road the historic Budder Mathis House9:00 am Adult Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship/ Holy Communion 7:00 pm Wednesday Study/ Holy Communion Saint Peters in the GlenANGLICAN CHURCH New Hope Church, Inc. 23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am Sunday Childrens Church 11:00 am Sunday Evening Services 6:00 pm Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting 7:00 pmPastor J. C. Lauramore welcomes allMACCLENNY C HURCH OF C HRIST573 S. 5th S t. 259-6059Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am Fellowship 10:30 am 11:00 amWorship Services 11:00 am Wed. Bible Study 7:30 pmMinister Sam F. Kitching Sanderson Christian Revival CenterPastor: Harold FinleySunday School 10:00 am Sunday Service 11:00 am Sunday Evening 6:00 pm Wednesday Service 7:30 pmCome see the exciting things the Lord is doing. Corner of Sapp Rd. and CR 229 Cornerstone Congregational Methodist Church482 South 7th St., Macclenny, FL Service Times Sunday 11:00 AM & 6:00 PM Sunday School 10:00 AM Wed. Bible Study 7:00 PM Rev. Eddy Sanders, Pastor Rev. Mae White, Assistant PastorWhere relationships are built to last an Eternity 904-266-2337 904-387-0055 Baldwin Jacksonville Arrangements made in your home or our facility Fair & Reasonable Prices Funeral & Cremation Services Locally Owned & Family Operated Proudly Serving Northeast Florida www.giddensreedfh.com Gid Giddens 904.354.0545 FAX 904.358.0167 929 W. Beaver St. 904.354.0546 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Jacksonville, FL 32204 Kenneth Peele, Jr. Licensed Funeral Director Embalmer & Notary Pre Need Counselor C.F.S.P. Carthage Chapel Funeral Home, Inc.We strive to provide all your family needs! Welcome 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 pm Pastor Bob Christmashttp://www.fbcofsanderson.org ROAD TO CALVAR Y CHURCHPastor Appreciation RevivalSeptember 5-9 | 7:30 pm nightly Monday: Rev. Jimmy Scott Tuesday: Rev. Bobby Griffin Wednesday: Rev. Chris Mann Thursday: Rev. Clifton Barton Jr. Friday: Rev. Joe RuiseSinging nightly Special speaker September 11, Sunday morning service with Bro. Tommy Richardson Dinner will follow. No night service. Everyone welcome!Corner of Madison & Stoddard | Glen St. Mary | 259-2213 rfnttMary Lou Burnsed, 69, of Jacksonville died August 28, at Shands Jacksonville following a brief illness. She was born in Macclenny and had resided in Jacksonville for the past 49 years. She was employed as a sales clerk with NeSmith Produce in Jacksonville for over 20 years. Mrs. Burnsed was a member of the Macclenny Primitive Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her parents Amos Ardell and Nancy Bennett Crawford, and her late husband Nelson Burnsed. Survivors include sisters; Janice Crawford of Macclenny, Betty (Millage) Burnsed of Jacksonville and Bonnie (Finis) MacDowell of Katy, Texas; brothers Auzzie (Bertha) Crawford and Bobby (Bernice) Crawford, both of Glen St. Mary, Amos Crawford of Lake Butler and Dwayne Crawford of Macclenny; several nieces and nephews also survive. The funeral service was held August 31 at her church with ing. Interment followed at Oak Grove cemetery. Guerry Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Mary Lou Burnsedbtr nFlorence Mae Chesser, 97, died August 29, 2011, at W. Frank Wells Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband John A. Chesser. Survivors include sons George Vernon Chesser and Jessie Chesser; grandchildren Dean Chesser and Amy Beavers; and great-grandchildren Ryan and Emily Beavers. Visitation will be Thursday, September 1 at the Town and Country Funeral Home Chapel on Normandy Blvd. from 6:00 8:00 pm. The funeral service will be September 2 at 2:00 pm in the chapel with Rev. Randy will follow in Riverside Memorial Park. Hardage-Giddens Town and Country Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.tntt nRonald Ronnie Eugene Miller, Sr., 68, of Macclenny died August 24, 2011. He was born in South Holland, IL to the late Clarence Edgar and Louise Boyd Miller on November 7, 1942. He was a resident of Baker County since 1976 and honorably served in the US Marines for nine years. He was a carpenter for 30 years at White Oak Plantation before retirement. Ronnie was a hard worker, dedicated father, family man, avid Gator fan and was always willing to extend a hand to anyone. Mr. Miller was predeceased by his former wife Brenda Miller; his wife of 23 years Theresa Williams Miller; brothers Eddie and Tyrone and sisters Kathy, Irene and Jeanette. Survivors include children Ronda Miller (Danny) Mercer, Ronald E. (Misty) Miller Jr., Brandy Miller Hartley, Travis Tyrone Miller of Macclenny, Lance Cox of Folkston, GA and Amber Dawn (Royce) Vernon of Middleburg; sisters Mary Foucart and Geneva Shutte of Jacksonville; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The funeral service was held August 27 at V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services Chapel in Macclenny with Pastor Edsel Bone at South Prong Cemetery in Sanderson. Ronald Millert nrnRalph Gerald Peterson, 71, died August 29, 2011 at Macclenny Nursing and Rehab Center. Mr. Peterson lived in Glen St. Mary for the past 30 years. He was a Vietnam veteran serving in the U.S. Navy for 21 years and retired as a senior chief of the Missouri Synod Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was preceded in death by his son Jon Allen Peterson. Survivors include his wife Cathryn Crews Peterson of Glen St. Mary; son Jerald (Debra) Peterson of Glen St. Mary; sister Darlene Finch of Arkansas; grandchildren Joshua, Dustin and Jordan Peterson. A graveside funeral service for Mr. Peterson will be August 31 at 3:00 pm in the Macedonia Cemetery with the Rev. EdFuneral Home Macclenny is in charge of arrangements.rtf rrtLawrence A. Walker, 61, died Monday, August 29, 2011 at the Acosta-Rua Center for Caring, surrounded by family. He was a life long resident of Macclenny and attended the Road to Calvary Church. He was a construction supervisor, a member of the Moose Lodge, and life time member of the NRA. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially his best friend Russell Norman. He also enjoyed paint Florida Gator football, and racing. Survivors include son Thomas Matt (Christina) Walker of Macclenny; daughter Tammy (Donald) Parker of Bryceville; father A.L. Bo Walker of Macclenny; mother Betty Byrd of Glen St. Mary; step-son Gary (Coleen) Butler of Oviedo, FL; brothers Larry (Jean) Walker of North Carolina, John Walker of Macclenny; sister Deborah (Jeff) Bryson of Perry; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife Frances Butler Walker; brothers Mike and Dan Walker. A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 3 at noon at his church with Rev. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. A private burial will be held at a later date with Rev. Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Lawrence WalkerThe mens prayer group at Raiford Road Church is sponsoring a community-wide prayer meeting at the Baker County courthouse the morning of Sunday, September 11 at 7:00. All churches and the community are invited to pray for our nation during the this time of uncertainty and economic crisis, and to remember all those who lost their lives a decade ago. You never said Im leaving, you never said goodbye. You were gone before I knew it, and only God knew why. A million times I needed you, a million times I cried. If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died. In life I loved you dearly, in death I love you still. In my heart you hold a place, It broke my heart to lose you, but you didnt go alone. For part of me went with you, the day God took you home.LOVE, CRYSTAL AND FAMILY You never said Im leaving, you never said goodbye. You were gone before I knew it, and only God knew why. A million times I needed you, a million times I cried. If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died. In life I loved you dearly, in death I love you still. In my heart you hold a place, It broke my heart to lose you, but you didnt go alone. For part of me went with you, the day God took you home.LOVE, CRYSTAL AND FAMILY We publish obituaries & pictures FREE! Check it out...bakercountypress.com
ursday, September 1, 2011 T B C P Page 9 KELLEY LANNIGANFEATURES email@example.comWhen someone in Baker County needs help, local citizens dont hesitate to pitch in and lend a hand, especially when that someone happens to be a child. old Hayden Williams, a Baker County child battling leukemia, The event raised money to Haydens considerable medical bills. The little boy has already sions and two bone marrow transplants. Organized by Katie Rhoden, Annette Barton and Amy Collins, cal entertainment all day. run was amazing, especially in this heat, said Ms. Rhoden. Close to 200 people registered Volunteers in vivid orange were everywhere. Many shirts ness ribbon, a contemporary Why orange? Awareness ribbons come in colors, which designates the type lated diseases. was rides on an unusual train owned and operated by Larry City Moose Lodge and the Lake RV that was stripped down and gine. An open air cab in the back sengers. The vehicle is used to ganization and other events. Mr. Burnham and a small ny and spent their time giving rides to children and adults. We tried to have horse and raiser and they brought over this marvelous train. ing booth, didnt mind taking the peratures soared throughout the dunked excessively. his head as he escaped the booth on baseball teams because they arms out today, he said, with a laugh. Tim Starling, who is an old and rice. We got started two days ago cooking the chicken, said Tim Starling. As he poured rice into ion soup mix and chicken stock, Hayden Williams, stirred the pot with a large wooden paddle. Mr. Starling says hes learned the chicken and rice recipe over many people it takes a lot butter.PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGANSergeant Buck Dyal gives little Mason Dennie a hand at the dunking booth. rfntr The Road to CalvaryCorner of Madison & Stoddard Glen St. Mary Rev. Tommy & Doris AndersonYouth Director Margie HowardPhone: 904-259-2213Sunday School: ............ 10:00 am Sunday Morning Service .... 11:00 am Sunday Evening Service ..... 6:00 pm Wednesday Night .......... 7:30 pm Mt. Zion N.C. Methodist Church121 North 259-4461 Macclenny, FLPastor Tim CheshireSunday School 9:45 am Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm Wednesday Prayer Service 7:00 pm Jesus answered, "Verily, verily I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." John 3:5 WE ARE BAKER COUNTYS ROOFING EXPERTSCOMBS BUILDERS, INC. We specialize in problem roofs 259-2563 FREE Estimates Anderson Quality ROOFING Metal & Shingle Reroofs & Roof Repairs Your hometown contractor! LIC.#RC00670032593300IN GOD WE TRUST.LICENSED & INSUREDLIC.#RB0067070 LLC THE DRUG KING WITH AN EMPIREEvangelist Bill SayeSeptember 11-14Sunday 10:45 am & 6:00 pm Mon. Wed. at 6:30 pmFirst Baptist Church of Macclenny372 S. 6thHear this dynamic man of God share his life story and how God set him free from organized crime, drugs, prostitution, murder, prison and betrayal. A story of forgiveness you will never forget. REVIVAL FREE PIZZA FOR YOUTHTeenagers Bring a Friend Night Mon., Sept. 12 Pizza Supper @ 5:30 pm Revival @ 6:30 pm FREE FAMILY DINNER Wed., Sept. 14Hamburger & Hot Dog Meal Dinner served 5:00 6:15 pm Revival @ 6:30 pm Baker County FairStar SearchAmateur Talent ContestOct. 4-6 | Tues. @7:30 pm, Wed. & Thurs. @8 pmBaker County FairgroundsChildrens Category (ages 5-11)Tues., Oct. 4 Juniors Category (ages 12-17)Wed., Oct. 5 Adults Category (ages 18 & up)Thurs., Oct. 6 Top winners of each category will compete Saturday, Oct. 8 at 8:00 pm for theALL AROUND 2011 BAKER COUNTY FAIRSTAR SEARCH WINNER1stnd Place $100 Trophies to the winners of each categoryOut of town judgesContestants will be judged on talent, originality & presentation.Name:__________________________________ Address:________________________________ Phone: __________________________________ Talent: __________________________________ No. of participants_________________________thbr The guest preacher will be Ayron mas Angels and others. one Shirley Dugger. Your love time was so greatly appreciated.ShirleyGod saw you getting tired, and a cure was not to be. So He wrapped His arms around you and whispered, Come to me. With tearful eyes we watched you and saw you pass away, and although we loved you dearly we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating when He gave you rest. Gods garden must be beautiful; He only takes the best. Terry Dugger and family Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 pm NO EXCEPTIONS!
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We are available online at www.bakercountypress.comT B C PPage10SEPTEMBER 1, 2011 2 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 Everything For Your Home Bradford County Fairgrounds Starke, FL September 17 Saturday and Sunday 10ampm Booths Inside & Out Spaces Still Available Free Admission and Parking Expo Marketing & Management Co. 386 Starke Home & Patio Show E n r o l l i n D i a b e t e s S e l f M a n a g e m e n t C l a s s e s S e p t e m b e r 8 1 5 2 2 & 2 95 : 0 0 7 : 0 0 p mB a k e r C o u n t y H e a l t h D e p a r t m e n t C a l l 6 5 3 5 2 4 6 t o r e g i s t e rC o m e a t 4 : 0 0 p m o n S e p t e m b e r 8 f o r a f r e e d i a b e t e s s c r e e n i n g The Baker County High School construction and carpentry students build pump houses, tool sheds, storage buildings, picnic tables, dog houses, bookshelves and much more all at very reasonable prices. Please contact Terry Clardy at BCHS, 259-6286, ext. 10322 or via cell 904-673-6395. Our mama did it! Were so proud of you! Love, Joe, Jesslyn, Kaitlyn, Jordan, Harrison, & Raelyn Treatment rooms are private and con dential. BACK-TO-SCHOOL SPECIAL CLEANINGincluding exam and x-ray$149**D1110 or D1120 adult or child prophylaxis. Melissa Taylor, R.D.H. Dr. Carter, D.M.D Routine dental radiographs (x-rays), may be an effective tool in preventing what?Strokes BACK-TO-SCHOOL SPECIAL CLEANING including exam and x-ray ONE WEEK ONLY! United Christian Academy28 W. Macclenny Ave. | Midtowne Center | 259-1199 NOW ENROLLING K-12United Christian Academy in our 14th yearDrama, Photography, Music & Much More Training, educating & discipling today for tomorrows leaders. ...they shall mount up with wings as eagles... Isaiah 40:31Contact Pastor Mitch Rhoden for more info @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-2131 ALSO ENROLLINGFREEVPKEagles Nest School Readiness Center6 wks. VPK | 259-8466 NOW ENROLLING K-12 A new state law effective July 2011 allows private school students to participate in the local public school athletic programs from grades 6th 12th! sports as a Baker County Bobcat or Wildcat! spoiledrottenpartyrentals.comWe specialize in all your party needs!In atable bouncers, slides & combos Cotton candy, snow cone & popcorn machines Tents, tables, chairs & more! 275-4515Mr. and Mrs. CrowserrGil and Barbara Crowser of Macclenny will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on September 3 with a family dinner at their home. The couple wed on September 1, 1951 at Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, MN. Their children are Debbie Slocum of Macclenny, Kari Clayton Glen St. Mary and Chris Crowser of Jacksonville. The couple also has six grandchildren. Pvt. LindseyfntttPvt. Waylon Lindsey recently graduated from basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, MO and will train in demolition construction at Fort Carson, Col. after a brief home visit. Pvt. Lindsey graduated from Baker County High School in 2008 and is the son of Eugene and Bonnie Lindsey of Glen St. Mary. Baker County Community Theatre and BCHS Drama added another audition night for their biggest-ever productions, Baker County, FLA. ,on Tuesday, September 6 from 6:00-8:00 pm in the BCHS auditorium. Baker County, FLA. is the dramatization of the countys history for the Sesquicentennial, the celebration of Baker Countys 150th birthday. With over 40 parts available for almost all ages, this is a chance for anyone interested in being on the stage to come out and give it a try. No experience is necessary to audition. It is a play with music so there are singing roles available. If you would like to audition for a singing role please prepare a short song. However, for non-singers there are plenty of great nonsinging roles. Director Bob Gerard said the first audition drew about 40 people, and more adults are needed on the cast. SCHOOL ACTIVITIESSeptember 1 BCHS: Volleyball vs. Columbia, 5:30 pm BCMS: Volleyball vs. Fernandina Beach, 5:30 pm KIS: Fall school pictures MES: Fall school pictures PK/K: School Advisory Council Meeting, 8:00 am. September 2 MES: Cookie dough fundraiser kickoff. September 3 BCHS: Football @ Carrollton, GA, 3:00 pm. September 5 Dristrict-wide: Labor Day holiday. September 6 District-wide: School Board meeting, 6:30 pm. BCMS: Football vs. Charlton County, 5:00 pm KIS: FAIR Testing, 8:00 am; Yankee Candle sales. September 7 District-wide: Early Dismissal BCMS: Volleyball vs. Suwannee, 5:00 pm KIS: FAIR Testing, 12:00 pm; Yankee Candle sales. PK/K: School Improvement Plan Review, 2:00 pm. School Lunch MENUSeptember 5 September 9Offered everyday:Cold lunch plate of chef salad with wheat roll or crackers and dessert (when offered) 1% low fat white milk, % low fat flavored milk, orange juice. Monday, September 5Labor Day no schoolTuesday, September 6Breakfast: Breakfast burrito, peach slices, milk. Lunch: Pepperoni pizza hot pocket or ham with beans and rice with a wheat roll, choice of 2 sides: steamed green peas, raw veggies with ranch dressing, seasonal fresh fruit, student choice of cake, milk choice. Wednesday, September 7Breakfast: Chicken Biscuit, apple juice, milk. Lunch: Hamburger or hot dog on a bun, choice of 2 sides: sweet potato rounds, lettuce and tomato slices, creamy coleslaw, fruit crisp, milk choice. Thursday, September 8Breakfast: Sausage biscuit, pineapple juice, milk. Lunch: Cheese pizza or BBQ pork on a bun, choice of 2 sides: baked fries, green beans, applesauce, milk choice.Friday, September 9Breakfast: Cereal with slice of toast, orange juice, milk. Lunch: Roast Pork with whole grain dinner roll or fish on a bun, choice of 2 sides: Mashed potatoes, Italian green beans, seasonal fresh fruit, milk choice.bThank you once again citizens Hayden Williams last weekend was very successful. I am very proud to say I live in Baker County, and have been blessed! Thanks to Amy Collins and Katie Rhoden for organizing the event as I was not able to do my part due to knee surgery. Thanks also to my husband Jimmy and my brother Jimmy Miller for all their help and support. Thanks to all the men who cooked the meal for Hayden, the Moose Lodge, all the wonderful volunteers, family and friends, the entertainers, all the donations, the concession people, The Press, Signs by Ellen, Harley Holton, Danny and Keith, and Vonda Crews. Annette BartonttThe Fredrick Douglass family reunion will be held on Sunday, September 18 from 10:00 am3:00 pm at the Lake Butler Community Center. A covered dish lunch begins at 12:30. Send any information for the family bulletin (births, weddings, to: email@example.com tember 14. Family and friends gathered on August 14 to honor the oldest member of the Macclenny Church of Christ, Lucille Nannie Tharpe, age 96. The observance included remarks by Sam Kitching and the honorees son Kingsley Tharpe, a special gift from Tim Tebow and a pair of songs by three of her granddaughters. Mrs. Tharpe was born Melvin Lucille Driggers in Starke on November 11, 1914 and married the late Curtis Kingsley Tharpe Jr. of Jacksonville on September 11, 1932. They raised six children: Kingsley, Carolyn Cowart, the late Claudia Griffis, Butch Tharpe, Judy Roberts and Terry Tharpe. Her descendants also include 19 grandchildren, 39 great-grands and 14 great-great grandchildren.The Williams, Battens and Crews family reunion will be held on September 10 at 12:00. It will be in the fellowship hall of First Baptist of St. George. Call Teresa any questions. 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ursday, September 1, 2011 T B C P Page 11 BOB GERARD | SPORTS The Wildcat football team will get on the bus and travel to Carrolton, Georgia for a rare Saturday afternoon game versus Westminster High School. The game will be a good test from the Cats, who come off a 28-0 shellacking of Baldwin in the Kickoff Classic on August 25. The Westminster Wildcats did not have as easy a time in their classic, losing 28-21 to St. Pius Catholic of Atlanta. Despite the loss, it was a good outing for the team. St. Pius came into the game with a No. 5 ranking and Westminster gave them all that they could handle. The meeting of the two Wildcats will be challenging for both teams. The Baker High Wildcats are anxious to see where they match up against a tough team before their September 9 rematch with Trinity Christian. The Westminster Wildcats will not want to open their season with a second straight loss, particularly against a Florida team. Westminster is a big team coming off a 7-4 season and a playoff berth. Their four losses are deceptive, however, coming at the hands of teams with a combined 42-3 record. They also have a number of returning starters. Among them is senior guard Sam Jowers at 6, 260 pounds, who is being courted by Stanford, Duke, Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt. Then theres center Andrew Freschi and guard Austin Joel, both over 200 pounds. The group brings both size and experience to the front line. The defense is led by Jowers, Matt Tyler and senior Julien Houk, who have the speed to harass quarterbacks. Their top linebacker is Coleman Poje ,who had 49 tackles and two interceptions last season. Westminsters summer workouts and fall practices have been highlighted by a quarterback duel between seniors Danny Cartan and Will Ruggiano and a challenge from impressive sophomore Jake Forte. Cartan won the starting slot and will line up behind center Freschi on Saturday. Parker Tuthill and Shelton Collier are the top running backs. They are first-year starters and the running game might be a little suspect. The Wildcats have a strong kicking game with senior Harrison Butker, one of the top placekickers in the Atlanta area. The game will be a real measuring stick for BCHS. Westminster is a battle-hardened squad that will seek to overpower the smaller Cats. They will have to be on top of their game and avoid some of the penalties that hampered them against Baldwin. If you are considering a trip to the game, the team hotel is the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter Galeria at (770) 955-1700. For those fans who cant make the trip, the game will kick off at 3:00 pm and be broadcast by WJXR 92.1. ATTORNEYDavid P. Dearingformer Baker County Prosecutor SERIOUS INJURIE S C A U S E D BY NEGLIGENCE OF A NOTHER A N D C RIMIN A L DEFENS EJ M acclenny 259-1352T oll F ree (888) 211-9451All initial consultations are absolutely free.The 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. I NJURY LA W The Baker County Health Department is open late to better serve you and your family.Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. 8 p.m. and 2nd & 4th Saturdays from 9 a.m. 3 p.m.Please call 259-6291 ext. 2298 for further information Working Toward WellnessBaker County Health Department480 W. Lowder St., Macclenny, FL 32063 STUDENT PROGRESSION ANNUAL REPORTFlorida Statute 1008.25(8)(b) mandates that the below data be provided to the public. The promotion and retention policies for each school are referenced and available to parents and students in the 2011-2012 Student Progression Plan. District Results for BAKER COUNTY SCHOOLSStudents Scoring at Level 1 and Level 2 on the Reading Portion of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)The following table shows FCAT Reading results for all students (all curriculum groups) tested during the 2011 administration of the FCAT in the district. Grade Level Total Number Tested Number Scoring at Level 1 Percent Scoring at Level 1 Number Scoring at Level 2 Percent Scoring at Level 2 Number Scoring at Levels 1 and 2 Percent Scoring at Levels 1 and 2 3 380 23 6.05% 27 7.11% 49 12.89% 4 409 53 12.96% 57 13.94% 110 26.89% 5 372 60 16.13% 56 15.05% 115 30.91% 6 369 44 11.92% 66 17.89% 111 30.08% 7 355 43 12.11% 67 18.87% 110 30.99% 8 321 51 15.89% 83 25.86% 135 42.06% 9 403 89 22.08% 129 32.01% 218 54.09% 10 274 93 33.94% 71 25.91% 164 59.85%Students Retained (not Promoted) in Grades 3 through 10The following table shows the number and percentage of students retained, by grade, for all students in grades 3 through 10 within the district. Grade 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Number Retained 11 1 0 10 14 14 72 27 End-of-Year Membership* 387 420 379 375 359 326 418 291 Percent Retained 2.84% 0.24% 0% 2.67% 3.9% 4.29% 17.22% 9.28%* End-of-year membership is the count of all students who are enrolled at the end of the year and for whom a decision on promotion status is required and reported. Number of Students Promoted for Good Cause, by Category of ExemptionThis table shows the number of third-grade students who were exempted from the FCAT reading requirement and promoted for good cause at the end of the 2010-2011 school year. ELL/LEP Students with Less than 2 Years in ESOL Students with Disabilities (SWD) not Tested on FCAT per IEP Students Passing Alternative Assessment Students Demonstrating through Portfolio SWD Retained Once with 2+ Years of Remediation Students Retained Twice with 2 or More Years of Remediation Total Promoted with Cause 0 0 3 0 6 3 12 We are pleased to announce that Frank Taylor has joined Wells Insurance Agency Inc. With access to over 25 different companies, we will now be better able to serve all of our customers needs.Wells Insurance Agency Inc. | 1161A South 6thPlease be advised that City Hall will be closed Monday, September 5 in observance of Labor Day. Win a pir o Wildcat foball tickets! p i i i r r r i r i i r i i r i o o f b b a a a b a b b a b l l l a l a l l l l l l l l at 180 S. 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It was a hot, muggy night, but with Hurricane Irene in the vicinity the only storm that broke in Baldwin was the Wildcat offense. Thomas Sirk gave the Indians a hint of what was to come on the first play when he lofted a 30-yard sideline pass to Kendrick Singleton. Only an excellent defensive play stopped BCHS from strolling into the end zone. Baldwin was plagued by penalties all night and a face mask infraction moved to the ball to the BCHS 30-yard line. From there, Sirk found Singleton streaking down the left sideline and he carried three Baldwin defenders down to the 12-yard line. Three plays later, Falon Lee scored and Jeremy Wannamaker converted the extra point. Wannamaker didnt have a kick returned all night, putting his kickoffs in the back of the end zone. The Indians responded well to the opening score, with quarterback Jordan Mullis engineering a drive utilizing short passes to make up for the fact that the Wildcat defensive line had shut down his running game. Mullis found running back Zabrieon Gunter and BCHS transfer Kelsey Kirksey drove all the way to the Wildcat 8-yard line. But defensive back Malone Hadley leaped high in the end zone to pick off Mullis pass and save the shutout. Falon Lee, who finished the night with 110 yards, cracked a 10-yard run on the first play off the next series but was disappointed to find it nullified by a holding penalty. Sirk got the yardage right back with a strike to Hadley. Lee, who showed patience against the Indians, picked his way to midfield, dodging and weaving past defenders. But on the next play it was sheer speed that left the Indians in his wake as Lee broke through the defensive line and sprinted to the end zone. The PAT was good to give the Wildcats a 14-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Cats struck right back with a nice 30-yard run from Trey Mosley. He knocked off another 10yard run to the Baldwin 30 and then Sirk showed his mobility as he pushed through defenders into the end zone. Mullis continued to move the Indians well with short passes, but they were hampered by penalties. They drove the ball to within 20 yards of the end zone, but after three straight penalties found themselves back in their own territory with the drive shut down. The Cats got the ball back on the 25-yard line and Sirk engineered a 75yard drive to finish the scoring. He hit Singleton with a pass over the middle. Singleton froze the defender with an impressive spin move and ran to the 36. Wannamaker picked his way to midfield but a penalty brought it back to the original line of scrimmage. Sirk then found Hadley over the middle to break into Baldwin territory at the 48 yard line. Lee ran the ball to the 15 and Singleton pushed it across for the score. Thomas Sirk finished the half with 106 yards through the air and another 52 yards rushing. Singleton had a pair of catches for 64 yards and Hadley posted 32 yards receiving. Lee had 110 yards rushing and Wannamaker had 47 yards. Jared Lee led the way defensively with 5.5 tackles while Rickie Tharpe and Roland Gaskins had four tackles each. Jon Kinney had a pair of sacks. The junior varsity squad also shut out the Indians, winning their half of play 20-0. The win is a good tune-up for Saturday afternoons match-up with the Westminster Wildcats in Carrollton, Georgia. PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSONKindrick Singleton catches a pass from Thomas Sirk.