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COVERING BAKER COUNTY SINCE 1929 The countys most professional and extensive source for news, classied, display and real estate listings JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR firstname.lastname@example.org Baker High School principal said injured up to six people, including a child, at the close of last Fridays graduation cer emony at Memorial Stadium in Macclenny. came from an anonymous benefactor, but refused to identify the donor, saying he would do so if the school dis trict had purchased them, but not in the case of a donation. The high school is respon sible for the fireworks, said Mr. Hill. An assistant manager at the Macclennys Phantom Fire works store, however, con nation. The manager, who identi works malfunctioned. The City of Macclenny fire department set up and ning of June 1 at the request ments division chief Scott Crews said. The pyrotechnic display was located on West Boulevard be hind the Memorial Stadium scoreboard and outside the fence surrounding the venue. Were not sure what caused the problem, he said. We set them up according to our safety procedures. But once we light the fuse, its out of our hands ... When it got skyward, some thing went astray. were delivered to the stadium by an unknown person from the school system. The errant rocket landed in between two sets of bleachers on the north side of the sta dium and exploded during a choreographed dance number by graduating seniors to Katy Perrys song Firework. Principal Hill said pyrotech nics are common during foot ball games and other events at Memorial Stadium, but theres never been a similar incident. This was something totally unexpected, Mr. Hill said ear JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR email@example.com A cluster of thunderstorms passed over Baker County the afternoon of May 31 but cleared out in plenty of time to avoid wrecking the Class of 1987s second graduation ceremony as they did some two-and-half decades before. About 7 pm several dozen graduates or family mem bers of deceased graduates gathered at Memorial Stadium before the same stage that the Class of 2012 would cross the following night. They heard from former Baker High principal Danny Boutwell, classmates, former schools superintendent Tim Starling and others before their names were called to ac cept diplomas as a few hundred friends and family cheered them on. Arent you glad we wont be called that class anymore, said grad and Macclenny dentist Dr. Margaret Cannon, who wel comed everyone to the event. She and other speakers rem inisced about what high school was like in the late 1980s. There were no cell phones and no computers, but you still had to pay your past due library fees to receive a diploma, as Mr. Starling reminded them. I can still remember stand ing here 25 years ago on that Friday afternoon, or Wednes day afternoon, whatever day it was, but it was extremely wet and I remember begging peo ple not to bring beach towels ... Those were the good ol times, said Mr. Boutwell. For you, the Class of 1987, I sincerely hope this event brings some sort of bakercountypress.com Visit our website and vote each week in our online poll ONLINE POLL RESULTS Are you undecided as to who you will vote for in the 2012 Presidential race? 88.9 % NO 8.9 % Yes 2.2 % Not voting The Baker County High Class of Highest HonorsValedictorian Salutatorian First ever swim team forming at Baker County High school See page 13 Taser quells combative man after domestic dispute Page 7 Dont overreact, reworks at graduation is a tradition worth keeping ... Impressions, page 3 See page 4 PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON Graduates (from right) Eddie Hauge, Kathy Hines Nichols, Jennifer Hinson, Patrick Hodges and Julia Holland during the pledge. PHOTOS BY JOEL ADDINGTON Above, graduate Lori Sullivan (right) receives her diploma from Gail Brown, former vice principal at BCHS, and at right, Dr. Margaret Romeo (left) and Mary Crawford walk to their seats at the start of the ceremony. Class of 7 nally walks Graduation special section in this edition! Felony criminal complaints were made the past week against two teenagers, one of them a resident of Camp Tracey in north Baker County, stem ming from unrelated incidents involving knives. One of the confrontations took place on a van owned by the camp as it returned from Jacksonville, the other on a school bus waiting to leave Baker County High School. Ironically, one of the fights started over a Bible, the other over a porn CD. Deputy Johnny Hodges filed a complaint for felony ag gravated battery with a pocket knife on the Camp Tracey male, age 16, that wounded another male the same age on the van on Interstate 10 the evening of June 3. The accused allegedly took the knife from another male passenger, 17, as he went af ter the victim, who had taken a Bible from him and stashed it in his shirt. The victim was cut on the arm as he attempted to punch the other youth. The wound was serious enough that it required treat ment at Fraser Hospital, said the deputy. The knife was lat er recovered at a Camp Tracey dorm. All three teens were living at the church-run camp for trou bled youths who have had runins with the law or other adjust ment woes. In the incident on the school bus, a 13-year-old male student said he was threatened by an other male, 16, when he offered to pick up the CD from the bus floor while it was loading the afternoon of May 31. If you touch that CD I will cut you, the younger boy said he was told as the accused brandished a pocket knife. Deputy Chris Walker said the disc contained pornographic material. The older youth was named in a complaint for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The report does not indicate if the student faces additional counts for having the knife on campus. See page 2 JOEL ADDINGTON | NEWS EDITOR firstname.lastname@example.org Governor Rick Scott addressed a host of issues including the state budget, education, economic development and the environment dur Chamber of Commerce in Macclenny the morning of June 5. But it was jobs and FCAT related topics that took up much of the roughly one hour question-and-answer session with some 40 attendees as well as the states education secretary, Gerard Robinson, and Sherri Martin of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. Chamber Director Darryl Register informed Governor Scott about the See page 4 Criminal lings on two teens aer knife incidents in vehicles 6 injured by errant graduation reworks PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON Governor Rick Scott greets school board member Patricia Weeks (right).
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Letters are welcome, but must contain the signature of the writer, a telephone number and city of residence. Letters must reect opinions and statements on issues of current interest to the general public. The newspaper reserves the right to reject any material which in the newspapers judgement does not meet standards of publication. CONTACT US By phone at 904.259.2400 or by fax at 904.259.6502. You can stop by our oce located at 104 S. Fifth Street, Mac clenny, FL or mail your submission to PO Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063. We are available online at www.bakercountypress.com COMMENT T B C P Page 3 JUNE 7, 2012 Page 2 T B C P ursday, June 7, 2012 I have come to a conclusion that we are all addicts. Im not talking about alco holics or addicted to crystal meth. We are smart phone ad dicts. As I was wan dering through Universal Orlan do with my fam ily this weekend, I noticed that every fourth per son in the theme park had a phone attached to their ear or was busily scrolling or texting. It took me a minute to rec ognize it, so commonplace has it become, but then I started to think. These people have paid over $100 each to get into this park and now they arent pay ing the least bit of attention to anything around them. In stead, they are telling other people where they are and what they are doing. As if other peo ple care. I have noticed this more and more and am convinced that it is only going to get worse the smarter and more powerful smart phones become. Phones are now more pow erful than many computers. Computer giant HP recently laid off 20,000 workers be cause of a sharp dip in personal computer and laptop sales. The reasons smart phones and tablets are just as powerful as a personal computer and thou sands of new applications are being written for them every day. Ive told this story before but it bears repeating to make my point. When my son Spen cer was a senior in high school he went to the prom with his friends. I like to go to the prom and was there that year. I wan dered over to Spencers table of eight people and six of them were on their phones. Who are you texting? I asked Spencer. All your friends are here. Lew. I looked across the table. There was Lew Boyette busily texting Spencer. Why dont you just talk to him? This is easier. Im sure they werent alone. Teenagers are the absolute worst Phone Heads I know. I work at the high school and one of the hardest battles we fight is keeping kids off their cell phones. It is often a losing battle. I warn my students in my college speech class. Heres the thing. If youre on your phone youre not learn ing. So Ill take your phone. And as I am an inquisitive fel low, before I give it back I will read all your text messages and look at all your photos. Or may be I wont. Either way, youll never know. That usually discourages them for a while, but it is a los ing battle. Earlier this year cell phone service was disrupted throughout most of the county for about two hours. You would have thought we had been in vaded by Martians. Students were frantic that they had no service. They couldnt text their friends or get Facebook updates and thought it was a sure sign of the end of the world. There must have been a broken cell phone on that Mayan calendar. Heaven knows what would happen if we really lost cell phone service. People would have to oh, no talk to each other. Im convinced the average amount of conversation has dropped since cell phones. It used to be that we would call someone on the phone and talk to them. Not any more. Id say that less than 5% of the time a teenager is on a cell phone is spent actually talking to an other human being. Instead it is texting, using odd abbrevia tions and characters to repre sent words and feelings. When that text sound goes off it is like Pavlovs dogs to the feeding tray. You cant hold them back. It can be 2:30 am and they will wake up to check their cell phone and text back whoever messaged them. But it might be something important. If it were something impor tant would they text or Face book it? Wouldnt they actually break down and call you? Probably but . The phone buzzes and the conver sation ends. If you try to stop a teenager from looking at a text message they will become twitchy and jittery and angry like an addict needing that next fix. Im convinced that cell phone addiction is a real dis ease. Or will be soon. There will be rehab centers springing up trying to break people of their cell phone habit. I can see it now. Hello, my name is Bob and I am an iPhone addict. Of course, I wont tell you that. Ill text it to you. There was plenty to talk about from the Baker County High School Class of 2012 graduation ceremony last Friday. There was the ash mob to Katy Perrys Firework by the graduates. The actual fireworks, one of which sailed dangerously close to audience members before exploding. Plus the ex uberance of nishing high school with a diploma. Heres a look at some of the Facebook comments that followed the event on our page. In response to video posted by a lo cal teenager sitting near the errant re work and showing the accident: Sara Riggs: Wow, that scarred me! Katherine Tidwell: That made me jump, glad to hear that no one was seriously hurt. Julie Sowell Hines: For real, thats Baker County! Elizabeth Barber: .5 inches on O.C. Horne and Noah Raulerson area. Clayton Yarbrough: Accidents happen even when good was in tended for all in attendance. Hope nobody sues over this mishap but you can never tell these days! Roxanne Richards: Maybe they need to rethink the reworks or have more experienced people letting them o. Patricia Harris Rebhan: Yikes ... Shayla Goethe: One ladys leg was burnt and anothers chin. I guess it wasnt too awful though. For the rest of us, our ears either hurt or were ringing for the rest of the night, or at least mine was. Glad it didnt land in the stands, but it did land at the feet of two little kids. Thankfully they werent hurt. ScottandCheryl Nunn: Clay ton, I think this one has law suit written all over it. Ive heard one report out now about someone having a concussion. The Press new poll should be: How many people/agencies will be named in the reworks mishap? Adam Ward: Ummm, please tell me Baker County re depart ment was not responsible for set ting those o. Tom Hall: Oops! Join The Press at Facebook.com. We post questions and breaking news updates about whats happening lo cally and ask for feedback from readers. We also post links to articles, photos and other content at www.bakercoun typress.com. Log on, search for Baker County Press and Like us to join the con versation and stay informed. rrfnt bbbbb b rfntbnn nnt n nn nnn tf n tf rtfn rrfnr rtfnr nnn nr nr nnn n nr b b nn tf nnn n bbbb bb bbbbbbb bnbb bbbb bbb rrtn nn bb n rbr rn n n bn n n n n bt b n n n n t t t r t t t f nn nr n t nr b n n rtnn rtn rtn rtn rtn tnr tnr bt bt bbn bbbbb bbbbbr bbt rn r br ntn n rt r r r r r r n nn nn nn nn nn nn nn b bb COUNTRY FEDERALCREDIT UNION RATES AS LOW AS 1.75%APR It's a great time to BUY new or REFINANCE your auto loan to lower your payment and get a $50 gas card too!*With approved credit. See a customer service representative to sign up today! www.countryfcu.com GAS CARDFREE$ 50 IMPRESS I ONS Jim McGauley MY SIDE OF THE MATTER ROBERT GERARD Facebook fans What you had to say ... NOW OPEN!Crossroads Shopping Center 816 S. 6th St. | Macclenny Open 7 Days a Week | 8:00 am 8:00 pm ly this week. And I feel badly for those who were injured ... At this point, were still doing an inves tigation ... Its a situation where direction, did not detonate, and went under the bleachers, and detonated. Emergency Medical Services personnel were dispatched to the scene and treated three women said David Richardson, director of county EMS. It wasnt all that severe, he said, adding that all three victims refused transport to the hospital. suffered injuries, and though them to the hospital for treat ment, none accepted the assis tance. Im not aware of anyone go ing to the hospital, he said. Following completion of the school districts investigation, Mr. Hill said he is confident changes will be made regarding the districts policy on the use of We dont know yet. We have to get through the investigation, said the principal. But I do not want people to be put in harms way, ever, for anything we do for the high school. Mr. Richardson, EMS direc tor, underscored how dangerous Theyre dangerous, he said. It takes just one mistake or one wrong thing happening ... You just dont know. From page 1 Fireworks injure six Dear Editor: A driver in a white Dodge Charger sped along Tom Wilk erson Rd. the afternoon of May 30 and killed a family pet named Roxie, a Jack Russell Terrier less than two years old. I would loved to have shared this information with that driv er and maybe accepted an apol ogy, but the driver failed to stop and continued speeding down the road. Our Baker County commis sioners would rather close a road that has a bridge and no small children or pets rath er than close a dirt road that serves only family and has al ways been known to have small children and pets playing on it. This concerns me and is a clear sign that something is wrong. I went to the sheriff and asked for his men to patrol this road during funerals and nu merous events that occur at the (nearby) Baker County Fair grounds. Excessive speeding on a residential road is both in considerate and dangerous. It could have easily been a small child run over that day. Tom Wilkerson has always been a public road. My family never went to anyone asking for the road to be closed be cause my Daddy, the late Tom Wilkerson, always tried to keep the peace. We were raised to be respectful and mindful of small children and pets at play. I intend to call the sheriffs department in the future with tag numbers and names when possible of speeders. I have lived on this road all my life, and had very few prob lems. The residences on the dirt portion of Tom Wilkerson belong to family only, and there is no reason for through traf speeding drivers. We must all remember to respect each oth er and the belongings of others, including family pets. Judy Harris Macclenny LETTER TO THE EDITOR Speeder killed her pet terrier Lawyers are everywhere. Even if their numbers are somewhat modest in Baker County, theyre still all around us. Why bring this up? Last weeks fireworks mal function (re member the wardrobe mal function at the Super Bowl?) at Memorial Stadium at the close of the BCHS graduation ceremony is why. As youll note in the news coverage of the event in this weeks edition, there was stone walling on the part of the school district and Macclenny Fire De partment (which supervised the pyrotechnics) to reveal just who it was that furnished the fireworks. The high school principal said, in effect, since they were donated he was reluctant to name the source. He did, how ever, assert the school district was responsible for fireworks being part of the graduation program. Kinda hard to deny that. Otherwise, wed have to as sume some entity, vigilantes perhaps, brought the fireworks to the event without warning and Bam! they went off. A spokesman for the fire department, which in the past rode herd on large fireworks displays on July 4th, the Christ mas Parade, etc., said only the fireworks were delivered to Memorial Stadium by an un known person. Really? That raises two questions: first, how many people working for either the school district or fire department dont know each other, or dont recognize each other? Second, who would explode fireworks brought any where by an unknown per son? What if the source was Al Queda? What kind of hell would have been turned loose upon the 2012 graduating class and its families? An employ ee at Phantom Fireworks put an end to the mystery. Of course, they donated the fireworks as they graciously have for years. Back to the lawyers. Reac tions like this, even subcon scious ones, reflect the reality that haunts all of us to varying degrees. Behind every potential danger like errant fireworks lurks a plaintiffs attorney, a product liability or a personal injury lawsuit. The BCHS principal said he abhors putting anyone in harms way as a result of something the high school does. Surely he does, as does the school district. But, as others pointed out in this weeks coverage by Mr. Addington, stuff happens. Heres hoping the school district doesnt go ga-ga and ban fireworks displays from future graduations because of what happened last week. Fireworks are an ancient cel ebratory tool (thank you, Chi nese) and are safer today than theyve ever been (product li ability lawyers keep a close eye on manufacturers, too). There are associated risks. But everyone who attended Fridays event took risks get ting there, risks as drivers and passengers far greater than as spectators during the fire works. Dont run from the fun. A fireworks display at gradua tion is a perfectly fitting climax to a festive public event, and they should continue in com ing years. As long as the school district uses due diligence, things like dealing with a reputable sup plier (Phantom, I might add, is also a valued corporate citizen of Baker County) and having the event supervised by fire de partment personnel qualified to handle them, we should be okay. Yes, the plaintiffs bar lurks out there. Take the right pre cautions and thumb your nose at them. Dont let mishap spoil the reworks Soil board to meet The Baker Soil and Water Conservation District Board will meet on Tuesday, June 19 at the Baker County Extension Service from noon until 1 pm. The public is invited to attend. Call 259-2716 with questions. Got comments, complaints, suggestions, story ideas... If you have any information you think we need to know, send it to: email@example.com Submit your news article, letter to the editor, social notice or purchase a classied ad online at bakercountypress.com
ursday, June 7, 2012 T B C P Page 5 Page 4 T B C P ursday, June 7, 2012 MIKE ANDERSON PRESS STAFF Teachers and other Baker County school district employ ees will be able to choose one of four new health insurance plans, but they will pay a little more for each one and receive a slight cut Under the terms of the 201213 insurance package approved by the school board the evening of June 4, premiums for the same three plans offered last year will go up 8 percent. A fourth option added this year will cost 4.5 per cent more than last year but re quired co-payments will be high er. People like options. They like to have the ability to make some choices, said David Davis, ex ecutive director of teaching and learning and chairman of the school districts insurance com mittee. Mr. Davis told the school board that insurance costs would offer from United Healthcare had been accepted. After several tedious nego tiating sessions, the district and its insurance consultants, Owen & Associates, managed to get the original premium proposal re duced more than half, Mr. Davis said. When they threw out a 19 per cent rate (increase) to sign back up with United, we got it down to 13 percent but they were not budging from that, he said. We sent a real serious message that this committee was not going to settle for that. Eventually, three plan op tions, which Mr. Davis described as comparable to the plans em ployees received last year, were offered with a 8 percent rate hike. A fourth plan, the cheapest, con tained the 4.5 percent premium increase in exchange for employ ees paying more out-of-pocket expenses for medical care. For example, under the fourth option employees would pay $30 for primary care physician visits, up from $20, $60 to see a special ist, up from $40, and $60 for an up from $40. The co-pay for the most ex pensive class of pharmaceutical drugs would drop from $70 to $60 in three plans, but would be $70 in the fourth option, the one with the lowest premiums. Committee members worked long and hard hours trying to get the best insurance deal they could get for employees, Mr. Davis said, and their experience in dealing with insurance companies paid off. We kind of learned over the al) they throw out is a very gen eral umbrella-type amount, he said. We kind of whittled that percent down without los ing too much of the package (benefits). Its a quality pack age. The 13-member in surance com mittee ulti mately voted unanimously in favor of the four plan options, which Angela Callahan, committee member and head of the teacher union, said she was pleased to offer to those she represents as president of the Baker County Education Association. I feel like we got the best package with what we had to work with, Ms. Callahan said. Im pleased that we got the pre scription co-pay down a little bit but complex X-rays (MRI, CAT and PET scans) went up a little bit. In fact, the co-payment re quired for the more complex scans increased from $200 to $350. Overall, though, Ms. Calla han told the school board that the negotiating process was success ful, adding: Our voice was heard. It was a very democratic process. Plans are available for employ ees only, those with a spouse, a spouse and one child, or families with multiple children. Month ly rates vary from $522.42 for employees only, of which they pay $49.01 every two weeks and the district pays the balance, to $599.81, of which employees would pay $87.71 each pay pe riod. The monthly rates for fam ily plans range from $1,242.43 ($285.12 every two weeks per employee) to $1,426.53 ($377.17 every two weeks per employee). In an effort to help keep medi cal care costs to a minimum, of health assessments, health fairs and other programs throughout the year to encourage employ ees and their families to adopt healthier life styles, make healthi er choices in terms of exercise and the foods they eat, and choose ge neric drugs when available. Starting this week, insurance representatives will meet with employees to discuss the op tions in detail and answer questions. The first meeting was scheduled for June 5 in the transpor tation depart ment. In other business the school board: with a number of agencies for services to students and families through the Family Service Cen ter at Keller Intermediate School, including: Healthy Start Coali tion, Florida Diagnostic & Learn Educational Consortium, Hub bard House Inc. and Episcopal Childrens Services Head Start. Healthy Start Coalition helps provide subsidized health in surance for children from birth through 18, based on income and family size. There is no charge for Medicaid, but most families who earn too much to qualify for the federal program can pay $15 or $20 a month for coverage, and low payments may be required for some health services. Florida Diagnostic & Learn culty learning, speaking, playing, seeing, walking and hearing. Hubbard House provides free shelter and outreach services for domestic violence victims and their families in Duval and Bak er counties. The agency provides education and support through community awareness about do mestic violence and offers inter vention programs for abusers. Episcopal Childrens Services Head Start offers preschool pro grams for low-income families and children ages 3-5, focusing on school readiness skills; assis tance with medical, dental and nutritional needs; parent edu cation; and services for children with disabilities. design studies at the college level for dual-enrolled high school stu dents interested in pursuing a ca reer in interior design. The agreement with Florida State College at Jacksonville of fers students an opportunity to earn up to 12 college credits to ward a design services associate degree after successfully com pleting four courses: History of Interiors I, History of Interiors II, Basic Textiles and Material and Sources. Florida Gateway College in Lake City for dual enrollment courses for high school students in grades 10-12 who are earning college credits. al of seven district-wide check ing accounts containing several million dollars with First Federal Bank of Florida, which recently slashed its interest rate of 1.37 percent to .30 percent. Marcelle Richardson, the dis tor, said the district had received the 1.37 percent rate when it en tered into a 3-year agreement with the bank in 2009. Cathy Golon, director of nu trition services, purchasing and warehousing, recommended the district solicit new proposals next year for the best opportunities for depositing school district funds in checking accounts. aside $960,000 in the general fund to cover the cost of retire ment paid by employees during the past year in case the Florida Supreme Court overturns a state law requiring public employees to contribute to their own retire ment. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 02-2011-CA-0117 VYSTAR CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, vs. WARD L. WILSON; ET AL, Defendant(s). ________________________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judg ment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated the 25th day of May, 2012, and entered in Case No. 02-2011-CA-0117, of the Circuit Court of the 8th Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida, wherein VYSTAR CREDIT UNION is the Plaintiff, WARD L. WILSON; SANDRA J. WILSON; and JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS, are Defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front door of the Baker County Courthouse, 339 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, FL 32063, at 11:00 a.m. in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes on the 28th day of June, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: PARCEL D COMMENCE AT THE NW CORNER OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 22 EAST, AND RUN THENCE NORTH 88 04 36 EAST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SE 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4, 624.60 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 88 04 36 EAST, ALONG SAID NORTH LINE, 231.80 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 05 36 WEST, 150.00 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF BARBER CIRCLE ROAD; RUN THENCE SOUTH 88 04 36 WEST, ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 231.80 FEET; AND RUN THENCE NORTH 00 05 36 EAST, A DISTANCE OF 150.00 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any ac commodations in order to participate in the proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at the Baker County Courthouse, 339 E. Macclenny Ave., Macclenny, FL 32069, and whose telephone number is (904) 259-0209 within two working days of the receipt of this notice. Dated this 25th day of May, 2012. AL FRASER Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Tabitha Wilson As Deputy Clerk Submitted by: VERNIS & BOWLING OF NORTH FLORIDA, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff 4309 Salisbury Road Jacksonville, Florida 32216 Telephone: (904) 296-6751 Facsimile: (904) 296-8938 5/31-6/7c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. ARANDIS DIXON The Unknown Spouse Heirs, De visees, Grantees, Assignees, Lienors, Creditors, Trustees, and All Other Parties Claiming an Interest by, Through, Under or Against the Estate of Rosa Marie Dixon, De ceased; Unknown Tenant #1; Unknown Tenant #2 Defendants. _______________________________________/ GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION Case No. 12000073CA NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: The Unknown Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grant ees, Assignees, Lienors, Creditors, Trustees, and All Other Parties Claiming an Interest By, Through, Under or Against the Estate of Rosa Marie Dixon, Deceased YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to fore close a mortgage on the following property in Baker County, Florida: A LOT BEGINNING ON THE EAST LINE OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SW 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE 21 EAST, AT A POINT 660 FEET NORTH OF THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID WEST 1/2 OF SW 1/4 OF NW 1/4, THENCE RUN WEST 145 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 145 FEET, THENCE RUN EAST 145 FEET, AND THENCE RUN NORTH 145 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGIN NING, TOGETHER WITH A 2001 SINGLE-WIDE MOBILE HOME, VIN #WHC011155GA. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Yashmin Chen-Alexis, Esquire, Brock & Scott, PLLC., the Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 1501 N.W. 49th Street, Suite 200, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 33309, on or before June 22, 2012, and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on May 21, 2012. AL FRASER CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: TABITHA WILSON As Deputy Clerk 5/31-6/7c NOTICE OF LAST DATE TO CLAIM OKEFENOKEE RURAL ELECTRIC MEMBERSHIP CORPORATION CAPITAL CREDITS In compliance with O.C.G.A. Section 44-12-236 The Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act of Georgia, Okefenoke Rural Electric Membership Corporation is attempting to locate former members whose capital credit checks were issued in prior years, but which have been returned by the U.S. Post Office as unde liverable or have otherwise been unclaimed. A current list of these members, with their last known addresses and instructions for claiming these funds, is posted on our website at oremc.com and at our corporate ofce located at Nahunta, Georgia and at each of our district ofces located at Kingsland, Geor gia and Hilliard, Florida. Ofce hours at all locations are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. The last possible date to claim these funds is Oc tober 1, 2012. If these funds are not claimed by this date, they will be donated for charitable uses, as per mitted by O.C.G.A. Section 44-12-236. To claim a refund you may download the applica tion form from our website or contact Customer Ser vice at 800-262-5131 to request an application form. 6/7c SHIP REHABILITATION PROJECT 2012-113 Sealed bids for State Housing Initiatives Partner ship ( SHIP ) Rehabilitation Project 2012-13 will be re ceived until 4:00 P.M. On Thursday, June 14, 2012. The Baker County Board of County Commissioners invites interested licensed residential contractors to submit bids for the rehabilitation of one (1) single family home located in Baker County. Bids should be addressed or hand-delivered to the Baker County Housing Program, 360 E. Shuey Ave., Macclenny, FL 32063. Bids received after the time and date specied above will not be accepted and shall be returned unopened to the bidder. In order to bid on a home, you must complete a walkthrough of the home before a bid will be accepted. Please contact the Baker County Housing Program, 360 E. Shuey Ave., Macclenny, FL 904-259-9825, to receive bidding instructions, work write-up/bid form and to set up a walkthrough of the home. WBE/MBE/DBE rms are encouraged to partici pate. Baker County is an equal opportunity employer. The Baker County Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to waive any informality or to reject any or all bids. Baker County is an equal opportunity employer. Any person with a qualied disability requiring special accommodations at the bid opening shall con tact purchasing at the phone number listed above at least two (2) business days prior to the event. 6/7-14c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11000069CA WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, N.A. PLAINTIFF, VS. MELISSA D. MAYHALL A/K/A MELISSA MAYHALL, ET AL DEFENDANTS, _______________________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the sum mary nal judgment in foreclosure dated April 25, 2012 and order to cancel and reschedule the fore closure sale entered in case no. 11000069ca of the circuit court of the 8th Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida, wherein Wells Fargo Bank, n.a. as suc cessor by merger to Wachovia Bank, n.a. is Plaintiff and Melissa D. Mayhall a/k/a Melissa Mayhall; Robert M. Mayhall a/k/a Robert Mayhall; John Doe or any other person in possession,n/k/a Alicia Musgrove all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the named defendant(s), whether living or not, and whether said unknown parties claims as heirs, devi sees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, or in any other capacity, claiming by, through under or against the named defendant(s) are the defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the east door of the courthouse of the Baker County Court house, in Baker County, Florida, at 11 a.m., on the 28th day of June, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said order or nal judgment, to wit: LOT 1, PART OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE 22 EAST, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTH RIGHT-OFWAY LINE OF RAILROAD STREET (A 50 FOOT WIDE PUBLIC RIGHT-OFWAY AS PRESENTLY ESTABLISHED) AND THE WEST LINE OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 32; THENCE N 78 E, ALONG THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF RAILROAD STREET, 21.15 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EAST LINE OF A 66.00 FOOT WIDE RIGHT-OF-WAY AS SHOWN AS JAMES STREET (NINTH STREET) ON THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION RIGHTOF-WAY MAP SECTION 27500-2603 (NOW TRANSFERRED TO BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA) AND BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE HEREIN DESCRIBED LOT; THENCE CON TINUE N 78 E, ALONG SAID SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, 87.53 FEET; THENCE S 11 E, 100.00 FEET; THENCE S 78 W, 104.98 FEET TO A POINT ON THE AFOREMENTIONED EAST LINE OF JAMES STREET; THENCE N 01 W, ALONG SAID EAST LINE, 101.51 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. 2003 FLEETWOOD DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME VIN # GAFL335A88473F221 TITLE # 91815412 VIN # GAFL335B88473F221 TITLE # 91815491 STREET ADDRESS: 478 RAILROAD AVENUE WEST, MACCLENNY, FLORIDA 32063 any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. witness my hand and the seal of the court this 1 day of june, 2012. AL FRASER By Tabitha Wilson As Deputy Clerk This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this pro ceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provi sions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 339 East MacClenny Avenue, 1st Floor, MacClenny, Fl 32063, Phone No. (904)259-8113 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or plead ing; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). 6/7-14c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY. CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 02-2012-CA-0023 VYSTAR CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, vs. JEFFREY BEAU LAMB; ET AL Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgement of Mortgage Foreclosure dated the 30th day of May, 2012, and entered in Case No. 02-2012CA-0023, of the Circuit Court of the 8th Judicial Cir cuit in and for Baker County, Florida, wherein VYSTAR CREDIT UNION is the Plaintiff and JEFFREY BEAU LAMB; TRACY ANN LAMB; and JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are Defendants. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the front door of the Baker County Courthouse, 339 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, FL 32063, at 11:00 a.m. on the 25th day of July, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 1, 2 & 3, BLOCK 38, OF MAP OF TOWN OF GLEN ST. MARY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE(S) 1, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, LESS AND EXCEPT THE SOUTH 20.71 FEET OF LOT 3 AND TOGETHER WITH THE WEST 5 FEET OF ALLEY AS CLOSED BY ORDI NANCE NO. 97-02. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any ac commodations in order to participate in the proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at the Baker County Courthouse, 339 E. Macclenny Ave., Macclenny, FL 32069, and whose telephone number is (904) 259-0209 within two working days of the receipt of this notice. DATED THIS 1ST DAY OF JUNE, 2012. AL FRASER Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Tabitha Wilson As Deputy Clerk Submitted by: VERNIS & BOWLING OF NORTH FLORIDA, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff 4309 Salisbury Road Jacksonville, Florida 32216 Telephone: (904) 296-6751 Facsimile: (904) 296-8938 6/7-14 LEGA L NOTICES We got the best package with what we had to work with. Im pleased we got the prescription co-pay down a little bit. Angela Callahan Insurance committee member and teacher union president Northeast Florida Power Equipment6122 US Highway 90 Macclenny259-5688 259-2049 NOTICE The New River Solid Waste Thursday June 14, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. followed by the regular board meeting at 5:30 p.m. PUBLIC HEARING Pursuant to an application submitted by Wyman R. Duggan, as agent for Old Castle Southern Group, Inc., to be granted a Special Exception on property located south of Interstate 10, and east of CR 228 South in Sections 11, 12, 13, & 14, Township 3S, Range 22, utilizing approximately 437 acres in Baker County, FL. The Baker County Board of Commissioners will consider the request at a public hearing scheduled for Monday, June 18, 2012 at 6:00pm in the County Administration Building, 55 North Third St., Macclenny, FL. All interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to the Special Exception request. The request is to be granted a Special Exception in accordance to the Baker County Land Development Regulations in reference to Ordinance 2004-23 Section 2.04.54.01 Mining in Agricultural Zoning District for the purpose of a proposed commercial sand mining operation. Written comments for or against the Special Exception may be sent to Baker County Planning Department, 360 E Shuey Avenue, Macclenny, FL 32063. Faxed comments may be sent to (904)2595057. Copies of the Special Exception may be inspected by any member of the public in the Planning Department, address stated above. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the Administration Department at (904) 259-5123 at least 48 hours prior to the time of the hearing. Fabulous Footworks presents CAMP BROADWAY Take an adventure into the world of musical theatre! Each week a new theme & new production. Sign up for 1 week or all 4! Parent presentation every Friday PUBLIC HEARING Pursuant to an application submitted by E. R. Jahna Industries, Inc. as agent for Terra Pointe, LLC, to be granted a Special Exception on property located north of East U.S. Hwy 90 and immediately west of the Baker and Nassau County line in Sections 23, 24, 25, & 26, Township 2S, Range 22, containing approximately 960 acres in Baker County, FL. The Baker County Board of Commissioners will consider the request at a public hearing scheduled for Monday, June 18, 2012 at 6:00 pm in the County Administration Building, 55 North Third St., Macclenny, FL. All interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to the Special Exception request. The purpose of the request is to be granted a Special Exception in accordance to the Baker County Land Development Regulations in reference to Ordinance 2004-23 Section 2.04.54.01 Mining in Agricultural Zoning District Written comments for or against the Special Exception may be sent to Baker County Planning Department, 360 E Shuey Avenue, Macclenny, FL 32063. Faxed comments may be sent to (904)259-5057. Copies of the Special Exception may be inspected by any member of the public in the Planning Department, address stated above. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the Administration Department at (904) 259-5123 at least 48 hours prior to the time of the hearing. 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Former Superintendent Tim Starling got his second chance at offering words of wisdom to the graduating class of 1987 last week. He said, I tell you what I wouldve said 25 years ago. Be the best you can be. Do whats right and treat other people the way youd want to be treated live the Golden Rule. After the ceremony, organized by BCHS English teacher Kelley Norman, district facilities direc tor Denny Wells and others, the graduates held a reunion at Cal endars in downtown Macclenny. To watch a video of the event, visit www.bakercountypress. com. From page 1 countys need for faster distribu tion of states economic develop ment funding for transportation and utility upgrades to attract job-creating development. We have a lot of great land in a great location along I-10, near the port, between the I-95 and I-75 corridors, but we dont have the infrastructure to support it. And business today is not willing to wait the two years to get that infrastructure in place. We need access to funding for infrastruc ture before we have the jobs sit ting there waiting. Governor Scott explained that money should be spent in ways to get a return for the taxpayers, but that state funding remains in great demand for a number of projects and programs. If we need to build things early to create jobs, thats how the money should get spent, he said. ... But nobodys come to and said, Spend less money in my area because I just dont need as much. Everybody is asking for more money. School board members Pa tricia Weeks and Dwight Crews both pointed the states everyincreasing focus on high stakes testing and its impact on local schools. I feel like theres too much emphasis put on the results, said Mr. Crews. And to take a school in a rural county like ours, where were economically poor, and compare it to a school in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, and say that because of their scores on the FCAT, they have a lot bet ter school than we have. I just think the kids there have an ad vantage over our kids here when the schools get them. And to pe nalize a rural county because of economic status is not fair. Mrs. Weeks went further, saying that taxpayer funds go ing to companies that make and score Floridas standardized tests would be better spent on schools. I see a lot of our dollars, to me, being wasted, she said. The governor conceded that lobbyists play a big role in for mulating education policy in Tal lahassee and encouraged voters to lobby their legislators as well. Theres 60 days of [legisla care about something, you bet ter be in Tallahassee. I proposed a budget. The legislature passes a budget. These are your dollars. Theres a lot of people there ask ing about how these dollars are going to be spent. If you dont show up, you are not going to be heard. And you have to make sure your representative and sen ator know what you think. Mrs. Weeks also voiced her support for oil drilling off the Florida coast, provided the states schools would receive a dedicated funding stream from oil companies. The governor had reservations about the proposal, however. Everything we can do at the state level to make ourselves more energy independent, I think well be better off, said Gov. sure we dont do offshore drilling in a manner that would risk our beaches, which has a dramatic impact on our economy. For more of the discussion between the governor and local leaders, please visit www.bak ercountypress.com to view video from the meeting. From page 1 County barricades, closes Barber Rd. The county road department erected the barricades shown above at the Barber Road bridge over Turkey Creek on Monday, June 4 as well as signs notifying drivers at either end of the popular short cut between SRs 121 and 228 that the roadway is closed. The Baker County Commission approved the closure on May 21 after months of discussion that included lobbying by the handful of residents who live along the dirt thoroughfare and opposition by dozens of motorists who argued they routinely used the doglegged stretch as a convenient shortcut. A Baker County school bus was involved in a minor collision north of Macclenny the morning of June 5, the second-last day of school before the summer break. None of the 45 students aboard were injured, nor was their driver or the driver of a car that crashed into the rear of the bus. The students were from grades kindergarten through fifth grade. Trooper K.M. Boatright of the Florida Highway Patrol said the bus was stopped in the southbound lane of Tom Wilkerson Rd. at CR 23B about 8:40 when a 2010 Toyota sedan collided with it. The cars driver, Robert Hartzog, 25, of Jacksonville said he had looked down to put on a seat belt while allowing the vehicle to move slowly forward. Damage to the Toyota was slight, an estimated $100; to the bus it was about $2000. Mr. Hartzog was arrested for driving on a suspended license and given a ticket for careless driving. School bus rear-ended BAKER COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD Health insurance costing more, oer choices Under a new law passed by the Florida Legislature last year, public employees were required to contribute 3 percent of their salaries to retirement accounts. The law was challenged in the courts as unconstitutional, how ever, and is now awaiting a ruling by the Florida Supreme Court. title is executive director for sup port services, requested the setaside in case the high court rules against the fee requirement. Promoted at basic Navy Seaman Apprentice Karmettya M. Fort, a 2011 grad uate of Baldwin Senior High School was recently promoted to her current rank upon gradu ation from recruit training at Re cruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. 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ursday, June 7, 2012 T B C P Page 7 Page 6 T B C P ursday, June 7, 2012 JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR email@example.com The City of Macclenny is rec ommending that should the Bak er County Commission approve two proposed sand mining plans, or less to ensure that mining does not negatively impact the citys water supply in the long run. City Manager Gerald Dopson said the companies with plans to mine hundreds of acres in the east and southeast portions of the county have provided the citys engineering consultant with some information regarding the potential impacts to ground water, but not additional data the engineer requested. The companies E.R. Jahna, Inc. of Lake Wales and Old Cas tle Southern Group of Tampa have asked the county to ap prove special exceptions to mine on lands zoned agriculture, a cat egory that generally prohibits the practice. A hearing scheduled last month to consider the special exception applications was can celed at the request of Macclenny more information from the com panies. The hearing is now set for June 18. Another condition that Mr. Dopson said he would ask com missioners to attach to the spe cial exception, if granted, is to limit the exceptions to the areas in which the companies intend to mine during the initial years of operation, not the entire tracts on which mining is proposed for the next 25 to 50 years. Jahna intends to mine about 275 acres northeast of the Walmart Distribution Center for some 25 years and use an estimated 2.2 million gallons of two years. Old Castle Southern plans to initially mine 193 acres of a 437-acre tract owned by Du Pont east of SR 228 and south of the interstate, but could expand its footprint to continue opera tions for up to 50 years. Old Castle Southerns repre sentatives have said their proj ect would need up to 3 million gallons of water per day for the regulators have insisted they drill down more than 1200 feet to the lower aquifer for the water. Both sites are expected to gen erate 75 to 100 trucks per day. Frank Darabi, the citys engi neering consultant, said his con cern relates to two production wells that feed the citys water system located near the Walmart Distribution Center and near the Macclenny II subdivision in the southern city. He said the mining compa nies groundwater modeling may prove inaccurate if there are breaches in the layers of clay under the mining sites. But further testing is needed at the mining locations to determine whether the breaches exist, and those tests have not yet been completed, the engineer said. Mr. Darabi added that both companies have expressed their willingness to perform the tests and provide the results to the city, but not until after the county commission makes its decision. They have done modeling showing the drawn down would be about a foot, but it could change substantially if theres a breach, he said. If there is a connection between the citys water supply region and where they are going to be supplying from, we would not know that ing. They said they would do it, but I dont have the information. It is not uncommon for the county to place reasonable con ditions on special exceptions, ac cording to County Manager C.J. Thompson, who is also a former member of the countys Land Planning Agency. He recalled a previous special exception in Sanderson that per mitted the storing of construc tion debris on land zoned agri culture, but only for a limited time. 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Summer feeding sites that are located at schools provide meals to all children in the immediate vicinity in addition to those enrolled in summer school and other children within the community.The following site will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program:Baker County Kindergarten Center 362 South Boulevard East Macclenny, Florida 32063Breakfast begins at 8 am and ends at 9 am; Lunch begins at 11 am and ends at 12:15 pmTo le a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Ofce of Adjucation, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 8778339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Kayden,I am proud of you!Love, Mom A combative husband who had been involved in a confron tation with his wife north of Mac clenny the afternoon of June 1 was shocked three times with a Taser charge before a county deputy subdued him. Rodney Brantley, 48, and his wife Teresa, 44, gave Deputy Shawn Bishara differing versions of events at their residence on Cheyenne Trail off CR 23C about 3:30, though both had abrasions, scratches and redness about the face and neck. They agreed a fight started over Mr. Brantleys lack of access to his prescription medication. Ms. Brantley said her husband came home drunk and started two arguments with her, the sec ond after her 15-year-old son left the residence. Deputy Bishara said the hus band cursed and became bellig erent after the officer indicated he would file twin criminal com plaints for domestic battery, then came at him in a threatening manner. The deputy forced Mr. Brantley to the ground, and ap plied the Taser charges when he twice resisted to be handcuffed by laying on his right arm. The husband was taken first to Fraser Hospital then Shands Jacksonville because a witness said he swallowed a large quan tity of a sleep-inducing prescrip tion drug before police arrived. In other incidents, a com plaint for domestic battery was filed against Kyle Duncan, 24, of Macclenny for allegedly striking his girlfriend Hannah Sweeney, 21, of Jacksonville in the fore head with his fist. The girlfriend told Deputy Johnny Hodges she and her boy friend were at a residence on North 5th in Macclenny early the morning of May 29. About 4:15, they started to argue when Ms. Sweeney said she was leaving, and the boyfriend then grabbed a metal pipe attempting to break the windshield of her vehicle. He allegedly struck her when she grabbed the pipe. The ac cused fled before police arrived. were filed the evening of June 1 against both combatants after a fight broke out at a Blair St. resi dence in Macclenny. Deputy Chad Montean said Gregory Rhoden, 35, of Macclen ny went to the address to pick up his son and an altercation started with Ryan Jones, 27. Mr. Rho dens ex-girlfriend Melissa Wi esemayer then asked for a tres pass order banning him from the property. Three homeowners in the same neighborhood on Lewis Rhoden Rd. near Sanderson reported burglaries in a three-day period last week. All of the occupants were away at the time. A rifle and generator with a combined value of $700 were taken from the residence of Jonathan Harvey between May 22-29. Neighbor Matthew Pringle told Deputy Steven Smith he first noticed glass bro ken from a window about 1 pm on Friday, but the officer noted he did not report it to police until 8 oclock that evening. The interior of the house was plundered. The deputy also noted that Mr. Pringle had a deep laceration to his arm that he said was the result of an attempt to drape a plastic garbage bag over the window to keep out rain. Two days later, next door neighbor Predeska Brown returned after a two-week absence to find a rear door glass was broken out to gain entry to his residence. Nothing was reported missing but several rooms were ransacked. Another neighbor, Daisy Lane, returned home about 12:20 am on May 28 to find two televisions valued at $450 were taken sometime after she left for work 17 hours earlier. She told Deputy Steven Smith a rear door was the likely entry point. In other burglaries, the chain on a side door at The Juke bar on CR 229 north in Sanderson was cut to gain entry between the early morn ing and late afternoon of May 28 and more than $800 in property and inventory stolen. Owner Kendrick Clayton of Sanderson told Deputy Johnny Hodges that 13 cases of beer were taken from a cooler, along with a DVD and amplifier. dence of Ashley Peyton on North College St. the evening of May 28. passenger window of a 2000 Chevrolet sedan early on June 2 in the parking lot of the Macclenny Walmart. Hailey Dan of Jacksonville told Deputy Chad Montean the suspect approached the vehicle about 12:30 am seeking a confrontation with one of the occupants over comments made on Facebook. A criminal complaint was filed on June 4 against an employee at Woodys Bar-B-Q in Macclenny for carting off a box of uncooked ribs through a rear door. Police were called to the South 6th St. restaurant by the manager after a surveillance video alleg edly showed Edward Guyton, 43, of Jacksonville leaving with the meat valued at $120. Manager Scott Kapeghian confirmed to Deputy Koty Crews the food inventory was short the box of ribs. In other incidents of steal ing, juveniles were named in complaints after separate cases of shoplifting at the Macclenny Walmart the past week. A 16-year-old male from the Glen St. Mary area was detained by store personnel the afternoon of May 29 after he and an ac complice were observed taking a headlight bulb from the automo tive department and exchanging it at the customer service desk for a gift card with a $41 value. When confronted outside the store, the second youth grabbed a wallet and the gift card from the 16-year-old and ran. The de tained suspect later told Deputy Johnny Hodges the accomplice was a 17-year-old from Macclen ny. The younger suspect was ar rested; the second youth was named in a complaint. Lake Butler was named in a com plaint after she attempted to leave the store the afternoon of June 3 with $124 worth of cloth ing stuffed into a diaper bag. A store security worker watched as the teen and three other females put items into the bag, then moved over to the grocery department where they continued shopping. The girl at tempted to leave as the others went through the cashier line. Police during the past week served a number of outstand ing warrants, including one for aggravated child molestation on Christopher Eye, 25, of St. George, GA. He was taken into custody in Glen St. Mary the afternoon of May 29. Others were already in county jail or turned themselves in. They include Shawn Eiserman, 24, of Sanderson, wanted in Duval County for three counts of bur glary; Jimmy Crews, 44, of St. George, wanted in Baker County for driving on a suspended li cense; George Hammontree, 51, of Starke, wanted in Columbia County for violating probation on a suspended license case. JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR firstname.lastname@example.org The Baker County School Board approved an nual policy revisions last month, which included a much broader ban on tobacco use, the addition of a breast-feeding policy and codifying the use of stu dent learning gains in teacher evaluations, among other changes. Most of the amendments came as the result of changes to state laws affecting all schools in Florida, like the sexting law that became effective in 2011 to reduce the penalties for minors receiving and sending sexually explicit images via cell phones or the Internet. Before the change, youths caught doing so the labeled a sex offender under Florida law. While the new law didnt make such acts legal, the level of pun time offenders to serve community service or pay a a misdemeanor. The school districts revised policies and proce dures did not previously address sexting. The re vised policy prohibits the activity and states all acts of alleged sexting shall be reported to the appropri ate legal authority. But the tobacco ban and breast-feeding policy represent largely new policies formalized for the May 21. Superintendent Sherrie Raulerson said board members voted unanimously for 28 revisions with little discussion after a public hearing that evening at the written request of Robin Mobley, associate su perintendent of human resources. Previously, the districts tobacco policy prohib ited the use of any form of tobacco, in any districtowned facility, vehicle used to transport students or other areas designated for student use at any time. The one sentence policy is now two-and-a-half pages long. The new policy expands the prohibition to any where on property owned by the school district 24 policy applies to students, staff, faculty, volunteers, visitors and contracted vendors. Employees found violating the new tobacco ban can be disciplined and others may be escorted off school property by police, if necessary, under the new policy. The broader ban came at the request of the Baker County Tobacco Free Partnership, a coalition of area health, education and justice organizations. Most tobacco use begins before the age of 18, so its important that schools provide a safe and healthy learning environment free from exposure to known carcinogens, and one in which adults are role models for healthy behavior, said Kim Terry, health education supervisor for the health department, by e-mail early this week. As school district personnel and school visitors serve as role models to students, comprehensive school policies are a necessary strategy to prevent youth initiation as well as reduce tobacco use, she said. The new breast-feeding policy, which gives school district employees unpaid breaks to use breast pumps or breast feed in a private place for up to one year after giving birth, makes the district compliant with revisions to the Fair Labor Stan dards Act, a federal law. The federal and state departments of health have pursued implementation of the policy at the com munity level because breast milk is favored over for The Florida Association of District School Super intendents also supports the policy, Ms. Mobleys request states. The Tobacco Free Partnerships next meeting will be June 11 at 10 am at the health department, 480 W. Lowder St. in Macclenny. The meeting is open to the public. A GPS (global positioning sys tem) device embedded in a stolen cell phone lead to the arrest on June 3 of a Macclenny man for dealing in stolen property. Timothy Haygood, 27, told po lice he purchased a phone from a black male riding a bicycle about 3 am that day. The phone was re ported stolen by Aubrey Padgett of Glen St. Mary about the same time. She and companion Mon ica White of Alachua said it and other items in their purses were taken from a vehicle while were at the Country Club Lounge in south Macclenny. Ms. Padgett telephoned po lice later that morning when she learned from her phone provider that the unit was pinging on the South Boulevard address of Mr. Haygood. Deputy Shawn Bishara located the suspect there, who commented I knew I shouldnt have bought that phone; it was too good to be true. The deputy noted that Mr. Haygood closed doors at other parts of the residence while being questioned, and he was arrested after he refused to allow offices to search it for other property re ported stolen from Ms. Padgett. In another arrest, Victor Crow, 40, of Glen St. Mary was charged with resisting arrest and trespass after he was spotted by a coun ty deputy sitting on a backhoe belonging to a contractor and parked on the new Manntown Bridge on CR 125. Deputy Patrick McGauley said he drove onto the construction site about 6 pm on June 3, a Sun day when no one was working on the soon-to-open bridge. He confronted Mr. Crow, who has a pending case for theft of construction equipment dating back to September, 2011, and the suspect cursed at him. Deputy McGauley made the arrest when Mr. Crow walked away from him and did not heed commands to stop. CANOE LAUNCH | TENT CAMPING | PICNIC | FISHING COVERED PAVILION & LOG CABIN RENTAL BAKER COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD MACCLENNY CITY COMMISSION Tougher tobacco policy Deputy uses Taser on combative man aer domestic spat Out of County SubscribersFed up with your copy of The Press arriving late, or not at all? 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Page 9 T B C P ursday, June 7, 2012 Page 8 JUNE 7, 2012 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 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 T L C Sunday school ~ 10:00 am Sunday service ~ 11:00 am Wednesday night Bible Study ~ 6:30 pmFamily style dinner ~ 1st Sunday of the month following serviceA church alive is worth the drive!Pastor Bobby & Faye Gri n Mt. Zion N.C. Methodist 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 Sanderson Congregational Holiness ChurchCR 127 N., Sanderson, FL Sunday School 10:00 am Morning Worship 11:00 amSunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm Wed. Evening Prayer Serv. 7:30 pmPastor: Oral E. Lyons The Road to CalvaryCorner of Madison & Stoddard Glen St. Mary Rev. Tommy & Doris AndersonYouth Director 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 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 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 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 New Hope Church, Inc.23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.Sunday Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Childrens Church 11:00 a.m. Evening Services 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 p.m.Pastor J. C. 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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED TEXT AMENDMENTS TO THE BAKER COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONSThe Baker County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, June 18, 2012 at 6:00 PM or as soon thereafter as possible to consider for adoption the proposed text amendment to the Baker County Land Development Regulations. The public hearing will be held at the County Administration Building, 55 North Third Street, Macclenny, Florida. On the date above-mentioned, all interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to the amendment which is titled as follows: ORDINANCE NO. 2012AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA AMENDING THE BAKER COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS TO ESTAB LISH AN EXEMPTION FROM SUBDIVISION PERMITTING REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN SUBDIVISIONS WITH PARCELS TWENTY (20) ACRES OR LARGER; ALLOWING 10 ACRE EXEMPT PARCELS ON EXISTING COUNTY UN-PAVED ROADS; ESTABLISHING AN EX EMPTION FROM SUBDIVISION PERMITTING REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN SUBDIVI SIONS WITH PARCELS FIVE (5) ACRES IN SIZE AND LOCATED ON A PAVED ROADWAY; AND ESTABLISHING A NEW ZONING DESIG NATION OF AG 20; CORRECTING SCRIVEN ERS ERRORS; REPEALING CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING DIRECTIONS TO THE CODIFIER; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.A copy of said ordinances may be inspected by any member of the public Section 286.0105, F. S.: If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the County Commission with respect to any matter considered at this scheduled meeting or hearing, the person will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purposes the person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the Administration Department at (904) 259-3613 at least 48 hours prior to the time of the hearing. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGNotice is hereby given that the proposed ordinances, whose title hereinafter appears, will be presented in a public hearing to the Baker County Board of County Commissioners for possible adoption on Monday, June 18, 2012 at 6:00 PM or as soon thereafter as possible, at the Baker County Administration Building, 55 North Third Street, Macclenny, Florida. Copies of said ordinances may be inspected by above. On the above mentioned date, all interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinances which are titled as follows: ORDINANCE 2012AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA MAKING A SMALL SCALE LAND USE PLAN AMENDMENT PURSUANT TO AN APPLICATION SUBMITTED BY PAUL H. CHANCE II, BY RECLASSIFYING APPROXIMATELY 5.69 ACRES OF REAL PROPERTY FROM AGRICULTURE B TO VERY LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL ON THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP; PROVIDING FINDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING DIRECTION TO THE CODIFIER AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. ORDINANCE 2012AN ORDINANCE BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, REZONING 5.69 ACRES OF REAL PROPERTY OWNED BY PAUL H. CHANCE II, FROM AGRICULTURAL (AG 7.5) TO RESIDENTIAL (RCMH 2.5); PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CODIFIER, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Persons interested in commenting on the proposed changes may appear and shall be given an opportunity to speak at the public hearing or may send written comments to: Baker County Planning Department, 360 E Shuey Street, Macclenny, Florida, 32063. Copies of the ordinance are available for public inspection at the Baker County Planning Department. For additional information, please call (904) 259-3354. NOTE: Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statues, if any member of the public desires to appeal any decision made at this public hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings and for that purpose may need to ensure that he/she transcribe a verbatim record of the proceedings, which record would include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the Administration Department at (904) 259-3613 at least 48 hours prior to the time of the hearing. The subject property is located east of Cherokee Lane in Sec. 09 TWP. 1S RGE. 21 RIDING CAMPMrs. Cathys Summer Weekly June 25 July 20 Mon.-Fri. 9-2Kids ages 7-18Horses provided or bring your own.Located in Glen St. Mary Specializing in western games. Group and individual work with a Cathy Hooper 259-7752Limited enrollment WE LOVE YOU, MAN! Love, Mahi & Pop In Memory of Elgin J.R. Barnes6/22/1925 6/7/2011 A quiet, loving, faithful and wise man our hero.Missed by many. His extended family Pretty Princess Camp Bring a friend and receive $5 off Sign up at Fabulous Footwork Dance Studio Infant Altman dies on June 2nd Infant Owen Nathan Altman died on Saturday, June 2, 2012. He is survived by his mother Amanda Mobley Frazer and fa ther Wade Altman of Sander son; grandparents Lisa (Brian) Patterson of Lake City, Carlin Eugene Mobley of Macclenny, Sandra OBrien of Glen St. Mary and Wade E. Altman of Jackson ville; great grandparents Carl and Loretta Fraser of Macclenny, Charles Brazell of Glen St. Mary, and Sybil Altman of Jacksonville; aunts Sandra Mobley and Flora Swindell, both of Sanderson; uncle Justin Raiford of Jackson ville. A graveside service was held at 10 am on June 4 at Manntown Cemetery, Glen St. Mary. Forbes Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements. Ealie Johnson, native of county George Ealie Johnson Jr., 86, of Jacksonville died June 3, 2012 at his residence. He was born in Baker County to the late George Elie John son Sr. and Tempie Es telle Dol lie Carroll Johnson on August 31, 1925. He attended the Garrett School and moved to Jacksonville in 1946 after return ing from military service. Ealie honorably served in the U.S. Army during World War II and later retired as an auto mechanic after 40 years. He enjoyed fish ing, hunting and spending time with his family. He was prede ceased by 22 siblings. Mr. Johnson is survived by his loving wife of 68 years Inez Rho den Johnson of Jacksonville; children Larry (Becky) Johnson of Switzerland, FL and Elaine (Erny) Clausnitzer of Wesley Chapel, FL; grandchildren Steph anie (Chris) Brown, Avery (Zack) Keen, Loraine (Gid) Moser and Paula (Darrell) Wranovics; great grandchildren Wyatt and Tyler Brown and Logan Moser; nu merous nieces and nephews and his Moody Canal and Perry Canal Friends. The funeral service will be held at V. Todd Ferreira Funer al Services chapel on Thursday June 7, at 2:00 pm. Visitation will be on Wednesday June 6 from 6:00-8:00 pm at the funer al home. Nancy Magruder, 71, of Live Oak dies Nancy Ann Magruder, 71, of Live Oak, FL died June 3, 2012. She was born in Jacksonville on December 26, 1940 and raised by the late Taft Dubberly and Estelle May Dubberly. She was a resident of Live Oak after mov ing from Jacksonville and was a founding member of Four Square Baptist Church in Jacksonville. Survivors include children Martha (Greg) Chapman of Jacksonville, Melissa (Michael) Burnsed and Helen (Ronnie) Hall of St. George, GA, Fred (Lori) Stivender Jr. of Macclenny, and Michael (Beth) Magruder of Mid dleburg; seven g randchildren and one great grandchild. The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Servic es of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements. Doyle Sapp, 83, funeral Tuesday Doyle E. Sapp, 83, of Sander son, died Saturday, June 2, 2012. A life long resident of Sanderson, he was the son of the late Wal ter D. and Sarah Nor man Sapp. He loved riding hors es, hunt ing quail, fishing and raising cows and corn. He was known for his ability to grow the best look ing corn field on CR 229 South. He enjoyed attending Faith Bap tist Church and loved gospel singing. Mr. Sapp was a glass fabrica tor for 25 years and retired from Northeast Florida State Hospital after 10 years of service. Going to Hardees to enjoy a sausage and egg biscuit became a weekday rit ual for him and his friends after retirement. He loved spending time with his family and playing with his grandchildren. He is survived by son Rocky (Joan) Sapp of Sanderson; daughters Cathy (Gordon) Rich ardson, Teresa (Johnny) Rich ardson, Vicky (Mike) Carrigg, all of Sanderson, and Annette SappBarsch of Macclenny; 12 grand children, 14 great grandchil dren, nine step-grandchildren and 22 step-great grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by his wife Betty Rhea Sapp. The funeral service was held at 11 am on Tuesday, June 5 at the Christian Fellowship Tem ple, Macclenny, with Rev. Tory Dismuke, Pastor David Thomas, and Rev. Tommy Richardson of ficiating. Interment followed at South Prong Cemetery, Sand erson. Forbes Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of ar rangements. Bryan Warwick, 26, of Jacksonville Bryan Edward Warwick, 26, of Jacksonville died May 31, 2012 at St. Vincents Medical Center. He was born in Jacksonville on January 7, 1986 to Bry an Edward Jackson and Angela Mi chelle War wick Jack son. Bryan attended Little Cal vary Church in Jackson ville as a child and he was known for his great sense of humor. He enjoyed fishing and most of all spending time with his fam ily and son. He was preceded in death by paternal grandfather David Jackson, maternal grand father Fred Warwick, several un cles and aunts and a cousin. Survivors other than his par ents include long time compan ion Jessica Elaine Cameron of Jacksonville; son Jackson Ed ward Warwick; sisters Nikki Warwick of AR, Angel (James) Jackson, Valerie Young, and Sandy Jo Jackson, all of Jack sonville; brother Jeffery (Re nee) Anzaldo of MS; paternal grandmother Shirley Jackson of Macclenny, FL; maternal grand mother Suzy Chaney of Gaines ville; many nieces and nephews and aunts and uncles. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday June 6 at 1:00 pm at Oak Grove Cemetery with Pastor Gabriel Cuevas of ficiating. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the ser vice at the cemetery. Arrange ments by V. Todd Ferreira Fu neral Services of Macclenny. George Johnson Jr. Doyle Sapp Bryan Warwick MACCLENNY 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 Benet car wash United Christian Ministries of Macclenny will hold a car wash to raise funds for a mission trip to Haiti this Saturday, June 9, starting at 8 am. It will be on the corner of Lowder and US 90 at the Exxon Store. Gospel sing Friday There will be a gospel sing at the Sanderson Christian Revival on CR 229 South and Sapp Rd. on Friday, June 8 at 7:30 pm. In loving memory of W. Harry Johnson 1/8/38-6/2/97 Fifteen years ago, you left us to claim your mansion in Heav en. Like the song says, Dont give up on me. Ill be there when my chores are through. We still miss you daily and look forward to being reunited with you in our eternal home. LOVE, JOYCE AND FAMI L Y Thanks so much The family of Matthew Looby sends a blessed thank you to ev eryone who was there for us dur ing the passing of Matt. A special thanks for all the prayers, cards, who came to the house. A loving thank you to Bro. Johnny, Bro. Eddie and our Christian sisters who all stayed at the hospital praying with us and for us. A special thanks beautiful service for our pre cious Matthew. Thanks to Forbes Funeral Home for your kindness and compassion and to the BCSO. Continue to pray for us. The family of Matthew Joseph Looby In loving memory of Jessalyn M. Combs 1988-2007 Heaven needed another an gel to help keep all the babies, so He picked you. We all love and miss you more than we can say. So just know we think of you, not just at this time but all the day. LOVE AND MISS YOU, UNC L E GARY (WAWA), AUNT CE LL E, JUSTIN, JACOB, CL AYTON, JESSE, CASEY Revival begins New River NC Methodist church will host a revival begin ning on Sunday, June 10, 2012 and ending on Wednesday, June 13. The Sunday service begins at 6:00 pm, and Monday thru Wednesday at 7:30 pm. Revs. Tommy Richardson and Randall Griffis Sr. will be the evangelists. The church will celebrate homecoming on Sunday June 17 with a covered dish lunch after the morning service. Call 386-431-1536 for direc tions and other information. In loving memory of Barbara Ann Rhoden 4/6/30-6/8/07 You never said Im leaving. You never said goodbye. You were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why. Its lion times we needed you, a mil lion times we cried. If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died. In life we loved you dearly, in death we love you still. In our hearts you hold a broke our hearts to lose you, but you didnt go alone. For part of us went with you, the day God took you home. WITH A LL OUR L OVE FOREVER, YOUR FAMI L Y: CECI L, LITT L E CECI L, ERIC, DEBBIE, RYAN, GAR AND TAY L OR In loving memory of Linda A. Snover 3/13/49-6/8/11 If roses grow in Heaven, Lord, please pick a bunch for me. Place them in my mothers arms and tell her theyre from me. Tell her that I love and miss her, and when she turns to smile, place a kiss upon her cheek and hold her for a while. Because remember ing her is easy, I do it every day. But theres an ache within my heart that will never go away. We love and miss you. LOVE, ANNE, CRAI G, SAM AND MICHAE L In loving memory of Linda A. Snover 3/13/49-6/8/11 breath, held our hands through the years, guided us along the paths that our lives took, taught us that there is nothing we cant make it through, to hold on and follow our hearts. She gave us her all and asked nothing in return. She gave us all the step ping stones in life to become the people we are today, and through it all she stood proud of us all. Her family (husband, children, grandchildren) meant everything in the world to her. It was hard for us to let her go, but we carry her with us each and every day, in our hearts and in our thoughts. The sun rising will remind us of her love. Flowers blooming will re mind us of her love for life. Our trials and tribulations will re mind us of how strong-willed she was. Theres a part of her in each and every one of us. We will always love you mom, wife, grandmother, aunt and friend. We will carry you in our hearts each day. We will mourn our loss, but rejoice that you are in a better place, awaiting our arrival one day. WE L OVE YOU AND MISS YOU, YOUR FAMI L Y AND FRIENDS In loving memory of Louise Crews Thigpen 6/3/1931-7/26/1984 Happy 81st birthday, Mama! I love you with all my heart. YOUR SON, PEEWEE Photo courtesy of Rhonda Jewell Brothers win driving awards... Brothers Jody (l) and Robert Jewell of Baxter again this year came away with skill awards at the annual Truck Driving Championship held at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. Robert took home a second place in the veaxle twin trailer class, a repeat of his nish in 2011, and Jody won second in the ve-axle van class. Last year he nished third in that category. Robert has for 20 years been a contract driver for FedEx and has been competing in the state meet a dozen years. Jody has driven for FedEx 12 years. More than 200 drivers competed in Tampa and the 10-member FedEx team took rst place as a group in the meet last week. They are the sons of Mose and Latrelle Jewell, contractors for FedEx Ground for two decades. www.bakercountypress.com bakercountypress.com We print obituaries with a picture free of charge. Purchase photos printed in this newspaper @ www.bakercountypress.com
ursday, June 7, 2012 T B C P Page 11 Page 10 T B C P ursday, June 7, 2012 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 telephone. Li a bil i ty for errors in all advertis ing will be limited to the first publication only. If after that time, the ad continues to run without notification of error by the person or agen cy for whom it was pub lish ed, then that party as sumes full payment re spon sibility. The Baker County Press reserves the right to refuse advertising or any oth er mate ri al which in the opinion of the publisher does not meet standards of publication. 24 round swimming pool, asking $600. Phone 259-2705. 6/7p For sale: 3 year old white whirlpool wash er $250; white whirlpool dryer $250; or both for $400. 904-627-6317. 6/7p For sale, 1991 Coleman Williams burg pop-up camper, 23, a/c, shower, 3 burner stove, 6 gallon HWH, 10 awning, and spare tire. Low NADA $1550. Asking $1400. 912-843-8198 or 386-365-4894. 6/7p Culvert pipes, 1-18 x 20 [extendable to 26], new ADS pipe $175, 1-18 x 25 used corrugated metal pipe $100, 2-24 x 20 pipes, $250 each, both for $450. Possible delivery. 904-769-2445. 6/7p Landscaping mulch, buy direct, a little or a lot. 259-2900. 3/22tfc Sleep Number mattress with pump and remote, $900 rm. 259-2927. 6/7-14p GE Washer/Dryer $150 for the set or will sell individually for $75 each. Hotpoint dryer $75, child air hockey table $30. 904-322-4272, please leave message. 6/7p 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 Fruit trees: Florida King peach, pear, ap ple and more. Blueberry plants, thornless blackberries, muscadines. Lowest prices! 904-845-2686 Hilliard. Delivery available. 1/2-7/5p We install 6 seamless gutters. Pres sure washing. 259-7335. 8/11tfc Camille Beckman hand cream Root candles, unique gift items. Southern Charm 110 S. 5th Street. 259-4140. 4/28tfc 1994 Toyota Tercel, 4 speed manual transmission with only 119K miles, 35 mpg, ice cold a/c, $1700. 904-304-6648. 5/31-6/7p 1998 Cadillac Deville, loaded with fea ture. Please contact Tammy at 904-6532040. 6/7p 1998 Mercury Villager, nice auto. V-6 $3600. Call 904-571-0913. 6/7p 2003 Town and Country Chrysler, cash, tag and tax $5000, 571-0913. 6/7p Ofce Supplies, printer and fax cartridg es, rubber stamps and much more. We specialize in hard to nd items. The Ofce Mart, 110 S. 5th Street. 259-3737. 4/28tfc Share 4 BR, 3 BA, 2 story established home in downtown Macclenny for low cost. Responsible adults are requested to call 904-563-9594. 6/7c Mr. Ed Sitter Service: Reasonable rates, reliable, responsive. Call 259-6518 and leave message. 6/7c House cleaning services, homes, ofces, churches, weekly or monthly. 259-5169. 6/7-14p I have one opening, full or part time, to keep your child in my home. For informa tion, please call 904-397-0120 or 904207-0455. 5/31-6/7p Wanted junk cars, trucks, camping / travel trailers with or without titles. Call 307-2460. 5/31-6/21p Alcoholics anonymous meetings Mon day and Friday at 8 pm. Call Wanda 904994-7750. 209 Macclenny Ave. 3/1-12/27p Lost two black and blue tick hounds, fe males with orange collars, last seen at US 90 and Arnold Rhoden Rd. If seen, please call 275-3200. 6/7-14p Dogs: all types from puppies to adults. Animal Control, $65 adoption fees will ap ply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc 3 male Beagle pups for sale. 13 weeks old. Call Ronnie Crews at 904-259-6461. 6/7p Male Boston, 10 weeks old, had shots, $300. 259-3691. 6/7p Notice to readers: The newspaper often publishes classied advertising on subjects like work-at-home, weight loss products, health products. While the newspaper uses reasonable discretion in deciding on publication of such ads, it takes no responsibility as to the truthfulness of claims. Respondents should use caution and common sense before sending any money or making other commitments based on statements and/or promises; demand specics in writing. You can also call the Federal Trade Commis sion at 1-877-FTC-HELP to nd out how to spot fraudulent solicitations. Remember: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The Baker County Press Help wanted: mature, dependable, ex perienced person needed for part-time position in busy local ofce @ 24 hours a week; must be a quick learner with a solid work ethic that can be veried via refer ences. This position involves extensive contact with the public; pleasing demean or and appearance, people and computer skills, and the ability to multi-task are a must. Apply via resume to either P.O. Box 427 Macclenny, FL 32063 or resume@se tel.net. 6/7-14p Dump truck driver needed, contact Billy 334-8739. 5/31-6/14p Plumbers helper needed. We drug test. 904-653-1136. 6/7c Electricians needed. Looking for elec tricians with a minimum of 3 years com mercial experience, able to bend pipe, pull wire, install devices and xtures. Must be able to pass background check. DFWP, EOE. Email resume to chuck@stokes. com or call 352-351-4605. 5/31-6/7p Part time position in advertising sales with excellent earnings potential for the right person with the right skills. Develop accounts locally and within a radius of 30 miles of Baker County. You will be selling a proven product. Sales and account servic ing experience will be very helpful in this position; a professional demeanor and ap pearance a necessity. Include references with resume to P.O. Box 427, Macclenny, FL 32063 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org 6/7-14p 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 parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly ac cept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings adver tised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination, call HUD toll free at 1-800669-9777. The toll free telephone number for the impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 15.4 acres in Taylor on 122 with well, septic tank, and doublewide in need of repair, fruit trees, grapevines, pecan trees, planted pines. $145,000 OBO. 266-4914, 653-1212. 5/17-6/7p 2 BR, 1 BA mobile home on acre, Deer wood Circle, $42,500. Owner nancing. Call 904-813-1580. 4/12tfc 3.46 acres, north Sanderson, set up for mobile home $42,000. Owner nancing. Call 904-813-1580. 2/10tfc For sale by owner, 4 BR, 2.5 BA house, bonus/Florida room, in-ground pool, detached garage on 1 acre land, extra power pole, septic tank and water for pos sible rental lot. Many upgrades. Located in quiet neighborhood in Glen St. Mary. $195,000. 904-653-1143. 6/7-14p St. Marys River Bluff Rd: 3 acre lots, $9500 per acre, 7 miles north of Macclen ny just across Georgia line. Owner nanc ing with 10% down, total of 7 lots available. 904-501-9217 or email stmarysland@ gmail.com. 4/26-6/14p 1-10 acres high and dry, sh pond, creek or river front, homes/mobile homes, setup. Owner financing. 912-843-8118 or 904-699-8637. www.landyes.net. 6/30tfc Like new, barely lived in double wide mo bile home on 1 acre, 3 BR/2 BA, south of Baldwin just off US 301, only $59,900, Call 386-965-4300, Derington Properties, LLC. 5/31-6/7p New Home 3 BR, 2 BA, in city limits, 1,958 SF total, 1447 SF living, nice two car garage with stucco/stone exterior, tile bath and shower with custom wood cabi nets, stainless steel appliances. Reduced to $138,900. 904-591-2640. 3/22tfc 4 BR, 2 BA riverfront mobile home, $850/ month, $850 deposit. 904-813-3091. 5/10tfc 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 3 BR, 2 BA mobile home with front porch on 1 acre in Macclenny, $600/month. Call 275-2650. 6/7p 2 BR, 2 BA on 1 acre, CH/A, $550/month, first, last and $300 deposit. 259-7335. 3/22tfc 3 BR, 1 BA single family home for rent. Nice yard, quiet, established neighbor hood, $850/month, $600 deposit. Call 259-8444 for more information. 6/7c 1 acre lot for rent, ready for your mobile home with well and septic. Call 904-6728272. 6/7p 2 BR, 1 BA with bonus room, W/D hookup, $425/month, $425 deposit. Garbage, wa ter, sewage, and lawn care included. First month rent is prorated. 904-219-2690, 912-843-8165. 6/7tfc 3 BR, 2 BA homes for rent. Call Monarch Realty Associates Inc. 904-476-0402 or 904-476-0995. 6/7c 4 BR, 2 BA home in Copper Creek for sale or rent on one acre. $1800/month. Mon arch Realty Associates Inc. 904-476-0402 or 904-476-0995. 6/7c Clean 3 BR, 1 BA home, nice yard, in King Manor area, $750/month. Call 259-2255 or 813-1580. 6/7tfc Mobile Homes, 2 and 3 BR, A/C, service animals only. $500-575 plus deposit. 904860-4604. 9/1tfc 3 BR, 2 BA, Vinyl home in city. $750 de posit, $750 rent. Reference required. 2596546 or 759-3818. 5/31tfc 2 BR, 1 BA mobile home, CH/A, $600/ month, $500 deposit 923-2191. 6/7-28c 4 BR, 2 BA 32x80 double wide on 5 acres; off Mudlake Rd., lawn maintenance in cluded; $950/month, $1250 deposit; 2599066. 5/31tfc 3 BR, 3 BA doublewide mobile home on 1 acre near Cuyler, $800/month. First, last and deposit. 904-259-5641. 5/24-6/14p 3 BR, 2 BA single wide mobile home. Sanderson. $625/month. First and last months rent required. Call Phillip 4348487. 5/24-6/7p Professional office space for lease. Prime location on Hwy 121 Call 259-9022 for details. 11/3tfc For sale or lease, 1900 SF commercial building, lots of parking space, 1 block from City Hall, hospital and courthouse. Call 259-6546 or 219-2842. 1/5tfc Foreclosure land and home. Like new. 4 BR, 2 BA on 5 acres. $89,900 or $5,000 down, $650/month. 904-259-4663. 5/24-6/14c Bank repo, 98, 4 BR, 2 BA, 28x80, $19,. delivered. 904-259-4663 Wayne Frier Macclenny Factory Outlet. 5/24-6/14c No money down, use your land. 3 BR $350/month; 4 BR $429/month; 5 BR $599/month. 904-259-4663 Wayne Frier Macclenny Factory Outlet. 5/24-6/14c Emily Tabers 1998 Concordia triple wide mobile home with deed and carport, $30,000. In excellent condition. For more, call 708-0425 or 504-7181. 6/7-28c Land and home super clean 28x64, 2002 double wide on 1.02 acres, already set up with well, septic, and electric, ready to move in. Home located in. Home located in Alachua County. Only $149,999. Call Bruce 386-418-0424. 6/7-7/5c Tired of all the extras, buy my new 2012, 4 BR, 2 BA. Delivery and set-up with well, septic, electric and permits Inc. Only $59,995. Call Bruce 386-418-0435. 6/7-7/5c Handy man special: 14x60, 2 BR, 1.5 BA, delivered to your lot. Only $4,995. Call Kyle 386-418-0438. 13th Street Homes of Ala chua, Florida. 6/7-7/5c Government Financing: Need 16 cus tomers with land, zero down payment, 3.75% interest gets you a new home, sev eral models to choose from. Call 386-4180424. 6/7-7/5c Used doublewides: Several to choose from, starting at $6,995. Delivery to your lot. Call Freeman 386-418-0438. 6/7-7/5c Model Sale: All models must go. Save up to $10,000. We do wells, septics, and power poles. 13th Street Homes of Ala chua, Fl. Call 386-418-0435. 6/7-7/5c Clearance Sale, lowest prices on Live Oak Homes in state of Florida, Call 386418-0424. 13th Street Homes Alachua, Florida. 6/7-7/5c 4 BR, Used double wide $32,995. Deliv ery and set-up. Call 386-418-0424. 13th Street Homes Alachua, Floritda. 6/7-7/5c I buy mobile homes, cash! Fair price paid immediately. 904-259-4663, Jared or Greg. 5/24-6/14c New 2013 Doublewide, 3 BR, 2 BA, $38,900. Includes setup and delivery. 904259-4663 Wayne Frier Macclenny Factory Outlet. 5/24-6/14c FOR SALE LOST & FOUND ANIMALS HELP WANTED YARD SALES Thursday, Friday and Saturday 8:00 am ? 4163 Birch St. Macclenny II; plants, crafts, baby clothes, lots of ice stuff. 5 family. Friday and Saturday 9:00 am 1:30 pm Garage sale; 90 West left on 123, right on Reid Stafford left on Ridge Estates, follow signs Friday and Saturday 8:00 am ? Rogers Trail 121 N. 3/4 mile past 228 and 121; baby stuff, junior and plus size clothes, costume jewelry and handbags, household items, etc. Friday and Saturday 8:30 am ? 7807 Pierce Rd., Glen; some furniture, miscellaneous items. Friday and Saturday 8:00 am ? Huge yard sale. Old Nursery Plan tation Red Top Rd. Solid oak table 4 matching chairs, steel door and 4 shutters, Corelle dishes, ladies and girl clothes ll a bag $1, 3 sewing machines, beautiful framed 23 x 35 picture priced to sell! Friday and Saturday 8:00 am 3:00 pm 459 N. 5th St., Basket ball goal, Adirondak chair, red rug, womens mens, kids and juniors namebrand clothes, Coach purse. Friday and Saturday 8:00 am ? Huge 5 family yard sale. 470 Magnolia Drive, Macclenny, right off of Miltondale. Childrens, baby, youth, and women adult plus size clothing, books, knickknacks, shoes, and so much more! Friday and Saturday 8:00 am 12:00 pm 11780 E. Confederate Dr., Hills of Glenn. Friday and Saturday 8:30 am 4:30 pm Moving sale at 486 Tim berlane Dr., Macclenny. Beautiful roll top desk, 32 in. TV, lots of good things. Saturday 8:00 am noon Macclenny II, 4741 Birch; antique quilts, country decor, mens clothing (M/L), appliances, shop vac, misc. Saturday 8:00 am ? Remodeled home clean-out: King size mat tress and box springs, pillow top queen mattress and box springs, matching set full/queen head/foot board, night stand and chest with mirror, standard size kitchen refrigerator, 27 TV, 12 TV with VCR at tachment included, home interior, books, movies; mens, womens, misses, teens, toddler and baby clothes, baby items, toys, games, stuffed animals, comforters, pillows, bedding, oral arrangements, bikes, octagon coffee table with matching end table and much more. 2 miles West of Glen HWY 90, 8776 Smokey Road. Saturday 8:30 am ? Two families; clothes, games, miscellaneous; 719 Miltondale Rd.; no early birds please. REAL ESTATE MISCELLANEOUS AUTOMOBILES EQUIPMENT RENTALS Front End Loaders Commercial Mowers MACCLENNY CYCLE AND MARINE 259-5494 3/29-9/20p C.F. 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LIC.#RC00670032593300IN GOD WE TRUST.LICENSED & INSUREDLIC.#RB0067070LLC Customer Service Auditors Needed Immediately$10 per surveyFor Mystery Shops in Macclenny and Surrounding AreasCall 540-551-4652 or email firstname.lastname@example.org rfntbrfntbt rfntb 500 DOLLARS & DEEDis all you need to move into your new Manufactured & Modular HomeCALL PAT800-414-2130 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGNotice is hereby given that the proposed ordinances, whose title hereinafter appears, will be presented in a public hearing to the Baker County Board of County Commissioners for possible adoption on Monday, June 18, 2012 at 6:00 PM or as soon thereafter as possible, at the Baker County Administration Building, 55 North Third Street, Macclenny, Florida. Copies of said ordinances may be inspected by any member above mentioned date, all interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinances which are titled as follows: ORDINANCE 2012ORDINANCE 2012Persons interested in commenting on the proposed changes may appear and shall be given an opportunity to speak at the public hearing or may NOTE: Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statues, if any member of the public desires to appeal any decision made at this public hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings and for that purpose may need to ensure that he/she transcribe a verbatim record of the proceedings, which record would include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceedThe subject property is located on Shirley Road, west of SR 121 South. The subject property is located on Shirley Road, west of SR 121 South. Century plants one-time bloom Lynn Taylor and Conner Butcher posed recently in front of this Century Plant in the front yard of the old Noah Raulerson homestead on the road named after him near Taylor. Century Plants, with their origins in Mexico, are part of the aloe family and are misnamed because, contrary to com mon belief, they routinely live 30-40 years and not 100. They are unique, however, in that they spend their entire lives waiting to grow one tall, nar row stem that owers at the very top (visible in this photo rising from the leaf clump). The stem on this plant reached the power lines on the rightof-way, and stems commonly grow as fast as a half-foot a day. Once the owers bloom, the plant dies. Ms. Taylor believes this Century Plant was planted by her mother Ruby Raulerson around 1940 when the home was built. Woodlawn Kennels Quality Professional CareGROOMING 2594757 BOARDING ....... . . . . . . ................... 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Isaiah 40:31Contact Pastor Mitch Rhoden for more info @ email@example.com or 305-2131 ALSO ENROLLINGFREEVPKEagles Nest School Readiness Center2 Years Old VPK | 259-1199 ...they shall mount up with wings as eagles... Isaiah 40:31 Eagles Nest School Readiness Center A 100% State School Readiness Rating We have moved! 590 N. 7th St. Macclenny We You! Love, Dad, Cheryl, Evie & Evan Bradyn Olivia & Brynan Claire HarveyBorn April 6 at Baptist Medical Center Parents Stacie & Brad Harvey of Macclenny Grands Darwin & Christine Taylor of Glen St. Mary Ronnie & Denise Harvey of Macclenny TWINS! Public Notice at Winn-Dixie Thursday, June 14, 2012 and Friday, June 15, 2012 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Thursday, June 21, 2012 and Friday, June 22, 2012 11:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Nita D. Crawford, Supervisor of Elections, will be registering new voters and accepting voter registration changes Happy 3rd Birthday, Caydin !Love, Mama & Daddy Wanda Gail, rf fntb ELSM Donald Congratulations, Big Boot so proud of you!Love you, Mom & Dad Combs reunion The 16th annual Combs re union will be held on Saturday, June 9 at the Baker County Ag Center in Macclenny. Family and friends will start gathering at 10 am and lunch will be at noon. For more infor mation call Barbara Croft at 386752-7352. Gris-Raulerson Wedding June 9th wedding Melita Griffis of Sanderson and Michael Case of Starke are pleased to announce the upcom ing marriage of their daughter Summer Case to Donald Raul erson Jr., both of Glen St. Mary. The groom is the son of Susan and Tim McKelvey of Yulee and Donald and Sandra Raulerson of Glen. The wedding will be at 6 pm at the couples home. Family and friends invited. Mr. and Mrs. Rodgers Wed on May 18th Christopher Rodgers, Austin Winn and Dustin Lauramore are pleased to announce the mar riage of their father Chris Rodg ers and mother Carrie (Hodges) Lauramore on May 18, 2012. The couple will reside in Mac clenny. Milton family reunion The annual Milton family re union will be held on Sunday, June 10 at 1 pm. It will be held at Miltondale at the home of Rich ard and Alice Fay Sinclair. Photo courtesy of Charlene Johnson Rose of Sharon scholarships given These four Baker High School graduates were awarded scholarships at Em manual Church of God in Christ during a June 3 program on graduation weekend. All were recipients of $500 awards from the Rose of Sharon fund named after the late wife of Pastor Joe Ruise. They are (from left) Daun Mack and April Williams, who will attend Florida Gateway College in Lake City, Jasmine Ruise, attending Bethune Cookman in Daytona Beach, and Kendrick Singleton, bound for North Carolina State. In addition, three oth er BCHS grads, all from the class of 2011, were given scholarships worth $500 for maintaining a grade point average above 3.0 at Florida A&M in Tallahassee. They are Devon Paige, Nicole Ruise and Charles Jackson. PHOTO COURTESY OF JUDY BECKER Key Club secretary award Hagan Taylor, secretary of the Key Club at Baker County High School, re ceived an award from the Florida District of Key Club International for her job as club secretary this school year. Ms. Taylor, 17, lives in Macclenny. The incoming seniors parents are Janet and Wayne Taylor. Pictured above from left are Superintendent of Schools Sherrie Raulerson, Lauren Gris, Kiwanis Key Club advisor; Haley Dopson, club president; Ms. Taylor, club secretary; and Amanda Hodges, faculty club advisor. Students get a taste of history at old jail The sidewalks around core Macclenny were lled with walking students from both Baker County Middle School and Keller Intermediate as teachers and parents led classes on end-of-year eld trips to locales around town. In this photo, Sheldon Beasley of the Baker County Historical Society conducts a tour of the Old McIver St. Jail the morning of May 31. Over two days, the historical group hosted 11 classes from Keller, and brought over a re truck from Glen St. Mary for an expo to entertain students while they waited for the tours. Public school classes dismiss for the summer at midday on Wednesday. High honor grad Michelle Newsome graduated magna cum laude from Gettys burg, College in Pennsylvania with a bachelor of arts degree in Japanese studies. She is the daughter of Ed and Sandy Newsome of Eldersburg, Maryland and the granddaugh ter of Sharon Chiasson and the late Paul Chiasson of Macclenny. Ms. Newsome was an honor student all four years in college and plans to spend a few years teaching in Japan before resum ing graduate studies. If you are a college baseball fan this weekend is an oppor tunity you dont want to pass up. Whether you are a Gator or a Seminole fan, both teams are hosting the NCAA baseball Super Regionals this weekend. The Gators will square off against the winner of the NC FSU faces a very tough Stanford Cardinal squad for the right to take a trip out to Omaha for the College World Series. UCF is also in the mix, but must beat Stony Brook and then LSU to reach the eight team CWS. FSU and Stanford have a near both teams have a long history of Super Regional play. The same can be said about the Gators and whichever team they face in the Super Regionals. Both NC State and Vandy are storied baseball programs. Tickets for the three game se ries are as low as $8 for a single game and can be purchased on line or at the gate. BCHS had a pleasant surprise on May 31 when Athletic Direc tor Melody Coggin received a plaque and letter from the Flor ida Athletic Coaches Association (FACA) naming Baker County High School the FACA Athletic Program of the Year for 3A pub lic schools. The award is the highest honor from the FACA and has a number of criteria. It is based on the success the athletic teams have over the course of the year and also the degree of participa tion in FACA activities. This is the first time BCHS has won the prestigious award, though the school was nominat ed for other FACA awards in the past. FACAs executive director in his award letter lauded BCHS: A lot of hard work and dedication by you, the athletes and coaches, have made this award possible. FACA offers clinics and train ing programs for coaches and BCHS consistently attends the training to help build profession alism and consistency in coach ing methods. When it came, I just said, Wow! commented Ms. Coggin. It is the first time to my knowl edge that we have won anything as prestigious as this award. The honor puts BCHS into se lect company. Its partner in the 3A award for private schools is The Bolles School in Jackson ville. Winners in other classifica tions include Winter Park, St. Thomas Aquinas, Trinity Prep and Oak Hall. Coach Ryan Sulkowski came away from the spring jamboree win against Ocala Trinity Catholic confident about his Wildcats next fall, but a bit unhappy with what he sees as weaknesses in overall player conditioning. As a result, the Wildcats can expect to do a lot of drills this summer. Our plans right now are to have a comprehensive five-week strength and conditioning program, said Sulkowski. We will combine our time in the weight room with a number of activities outside including ex panding on our sand pit workout. Sulkowski and his staff want to duplicate the summer regimen from last year, which they believe resulted in a faster, more flexible team. But this summer wont all be about physical conditioning. Sulkowski and his staff will include every element allowed by the FHSAA, includ ing seven-on-seven passing events and big man challenges that pit offensive and defensive linemen against each other. Sulkowski has been impressed by the amount of time and effort that his players put in over the summer. It takes a lot of commitment to be fully prepared for the football season. They work their tails off all sum mer long while other kids their age are over at the beach or on family vacations, he said. Summer workouts begin June 18 at 8 am. The summer is coming on but that isnt going to stop the BCHS Lady volleyball team from prep ping for next season. Heather Sulkowskis squad will be work ing out all summer developing their skills and fundamentals and building a strong sense of team. The varsity Lady Cats will at tend the Florida Gators volleyball camp in Gainesville during July. We are really excited about the time our team will have to gether to bond for our upcoming season, said Sulkowski. We will also be working out this summer three days a week working on fit ness and volleyball skills. Sulkowski will have the play ers working in the new sand pit off the football practice field to build conditioning. Many of the players will also be attending individual camps and playing club ball over the summer. The Lady Cats will also host a volleyball camp, July 23 26 from 9 am to 2 pm at the BCHS gym. The camp will focus on indi vidual concepts combined with team training designed to focus on all aspects of the game with the strong emphasis on passing, serving, setting and hitting fun damentals. The camp is for rising fifth to ninth graders. The cost is $125 per camper; school district em ployees are eligible for a $25 dis count. On hand for announcement of the high schools new swim team at the YMCA pool on W. Lowder St. May 30 were (back row l-r) YMCA lifeguard Alexandra Rohde, team JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR firstname.lastname@example.org Next fall Baker County High School will field its first ever swimming team through a part nership with the YMCA, a group of dedicated boosters and the school district. For the last six summers the Ys Baker Bullets swim team has been competing against squads from other area YMCAs and or ganizers hope many of the older Bullets swimmers will seek spots on the new BCHS squad. They already have one willing swimmer in Andrea Clark. The 14-year-old Glen St. Mary resident and Naples, FL native has loved the water and swim ming since she was a little girl. She followed in her old brothers footsteps and joined the Bullets Ms. Clark, who played bas ketball and volleyball at the mid dle school, will be a high school freshman next fall. She intends to recruit her future classmates to try out for the Wildcats swim team as well. Her brother, Deryk Clark, 19, is a life guard at the Ys pool on ling team will practice and even tually host meets against other schools. Mr. Clark aged out of the Bul lets team, which limits eligibil ity to swimmers 17 years old or younger. The University of North Florida student and Osprey swim team hopeful was disappointed BCHS lacked a team in years past. School superintendent Sherrie Raulerson and BCHS principal Tom Hill joined boosters, YMCA faculty and others at the pool the afternoon of May 30 to announce the addition of the team to the schools athletic roster. Though the school district will not be funding the endeav or, Ms. Raulerson and Mr. Hill were pleased about the potential for additional athletic scholar ships for participants in the high schools newest sport. They attributed the creation of cial support from the community and boosters, namely Cindi Ray, the mother of three children who have swam with the Bullets since the Y brought back the program in the summer of 2005. For the last year Ms. Ray has been raising the roughly $10,000 needed to fund the BCHS team and planning for the inaugural season. She said she began by meet ing with the Florida High School Athletic Associations district representative to ensure the Y pool met the associations size and depth standards and oth er requirements for prep level meets. run from September to mid-Oc tober, the Wildcats can compete in six regular season meets but are barred from further meets. Even if we win every meet, we cant be the district champs, cially. The athletic association will sanction post-season com petition after the initial season, however. The Wildcats cannot host meets until the second season as well. A contract between the school district and the athletic asso ciation will be considered by the school board in the coming months. Ms. Ray expects team the 2012-13 school year. Pam Robinson, a physical ed ucation teacher at Macclenny El ementary, will coach the team for The Macclenny resident was a member of the original Baker Bullets swim team, which made its home at the county-owned pool located where the Macclen the early 1990s. She became a lifeguard at the pool at age 15 and later the coach of the Bullets and the pool man ager before leaving for college. Since returning to her native Baker County, Mrs. Robinsons taught private swimming lessons and coached middle and high school sports while working in the school system. She spent 12 years at the mid dle school and the last eight years at Macclenny Elementary, all as a PE instructor. I love it, she said of her new post as the BCHS swim teams leader. And Ive pushed for [the dreamed it would happen. Im up, gotten enough backing and made it happen. Im excited. Meanwhile, the Ys Baker Bul lets began pre-season condition ing and practices last month with 16 at the Ponte Vedra YMCA against squads from the Winston and Barco-Newton YMCAs. For more information the BCHS swim team, please call Cindi Ray at 616-4723. For more information on the Baker Bullets team, please call the YMCA at 259-0898. BCHS top program in 3A schools Regionals at UF, FSU Wildcat volleyball team drills in summer GFWC Womans Club of Mac clenny invites the public to cel ebrate the 90th birthday of club member Mabel Brazil. The celebration will take place on Saturday, June 13th from 3 to 5 pm. at the Clubhouse, 144 S. 5th St. in Macclenny. The club asked that attendees not bring gifts, but cards will be welcome. Photo Prints are Great Gifts (and so are mousepads, poster prints, and mugs)See many of the professional photos from our paper and thrill someone special by ordering a print or a photo gift of you favorite. 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ursday, June 7, 2012 T B C P Page 14 JOEL ADDINGTON NEWS EDITOR email@example.com Two teams of students from Baker County High School placed second and third in a re cent alternative energy competi tion held in Cocoa. Eight students in all from science teacher Angela Hunt ers Advanced Placement (AP) Chemistry class competed in the Hydrogen Challenge during the 9th annual Energy Whiz Olym pics at the University of Central Floridas Florida Solar Energy Center the weekend of May 4-5. The event showcased al ternative fuel projects de signed by more than 900 stu dents from around the state. Its held to help get kids mo tivated and pumped up about alternative energy sources, Mrs. Hunter said. In addition to securing the students on the Swagstaff team also received the peoples choice award. Mrs. Hunter was proud of her students for winning, but also for their hard work in preparing for their 3.5-hour AP Chemistry exam, which came the Monday after the competition. They have some hard core brains, she said. Swagstaff team members were Danielle Blow, Seth Clarkson and Allison Wagstaff. On the Dream team, which placed third, were Dillon Mills, Brooke Taylor, Colin Moore, Mariah Givens and Cameron Johnson. Their task was to change the power generated by a hydrogen of energy within two minutes time. 15 MONTHS $399.99FLPMTAPR$30.0021.58% 18 MONTHS $499.99 $559.99 $599.99 $699.99FLPMTAPR$32.0021.60%$37.0021.62%$38.0021.64%$46.0021.63%Baker Square Shopping Center MACCLENNY259-5655 Lady Wildcat volleyball play ers Stephanie Collett and Logan Raulerson signed college schol arships in the BCHS Media Cen ter on May 30. Collett will play for Edward Waters College. She is a threeyear letterman who was sec ond on the team in serve receive passing. She was third on the team with blocks. An all-around athlete, Collett also played Lady Wildcat basketball since her sophomore year. Collett completed the BCHS Health Academy and is a regis tered CNA. The EWC Tigers are an NAIA Division II team competing in the Gulf Coast Athletic Confer ence. Coach Marilyn Mack is in her tenth year coaching the team and Collett is expected to have an im mediate impact with the Tigers. Ms. Raulerson will play for the Florida State College Jackson ville Blue Waves. Raulerson was the Lady Wildcat MVP this sea son and the teams starting set ter. She also was a three-year let terman and had 676 assists and 178 digs this season. She was FACA District 5 AllDistrict team member, played tennis and held a spot on the weight lifting team. Like Col lett, she is expected to see a lot of playing time for Coach Mary An drews Blue Waves. Ms. Raulerson is a high hon or graduate with a 4.0 GPA throughout her school career. She was a Titan Twelve and a scholar athlete in volleyball, ten nis and weightlifting. She plans to major in biology. PHOTO BY BOB GER A RD Pictured above are Logan Raulerson (left center) with Laura and Ivey Raulerson; and Stephanie Collett with Melody Collett and Logan Russell. PHOTO BY BCHSs Danielle Blow (left) demonstrates the hydrogen fuel cells power. Last week the Kiwanis Club of Baker County recognized Ter rific Kids at Macclenny Elemen tary for the fourth quarter of the school year. The motto of Kiwanis Interna tional is, serving the children of the world, and to that end they sponsor programs for children of all ages. Terrific Kids is a pro gram to promote character de velopment and good citizenship. Each quarter each teacher is asked to select one student from his or her class who exhibits at least one of the Terrific Kids traits. Terrific is an acronym representing: Thoughtful, En thusiastic, Respectful, Responsi ble, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquisi tive and Capable. Baker County Health Depart ment, Hardees, Country Federal Credit Union, First Federal Bank, Clay Electric, NEFCOM, Wal greens, Insteel Wire, Edwards Jones Financial Advisors, Fire house Subs, Sixth Street Steak house and the Chamber of Com merce donated items for bags given to the children selected. The Kiwanis Club of Baker County meets at noon on Fri day. On the fourth Friday of the month the club meets at Sixth Street Steakhouse. On the other Fridays the club meets at Fire house Subs. This quarters Terrific kids at Macclenny Elementary: First Grade : Aniyah Taylor, Penelopi Siegfied, Olivia Dilbeck, Savannah Moody, Jacob Dykes, Pacey Holtom, Chelsea Kilgo re, Heaven Lee, Jahmel Glover, Adyson Morgan, Gideon Jordan, Jaila Reed and Collin Romeo. Second Grade : Ariana Perich, Maria Jackson, Johnny Padgett, Gage Mann, Emma Har rell, Gwyndolyn Rogers, Stormy Christmas, Tuff Sands, Abby Courson, Carrie Weber, Chris topher Corbitt, Kyler Wilkerson, Jewel Kreutz, Kayla Hunter and Cooper Griffis Third Grade : Ross Crum mey, Khai Chrome, Matthew North, Kaitleigh Combs, Destiny Hardin, Ethan Collins, Shaylee Grovo, Caleigh Salada, Grace Pruett and Cheyenne Morris.
PAGE 2 ~ T B C P ~ June 7, 2012 ~ BCHS GG raduat ion Special Section T B C P ~ June 7, 2012 ~ BCHS GG raduat ion Special Section ~ PAGE 3 JOEL ADDINGTON | NN EW sS EE DITOR The Press recently interviewed the Class of 2012s valedictorian Marissa Miller of Mac clenny and salutatorian Mackenzie Rohde of Sanderson about their experiences at Baker County High School while chasing the top two spots in their senior class. Ms. Miller, 18, is a Baker County native and the daughter of Ronald Miller and Loretta Godbold. She works as a server at Cracker Barrel. Ms. Rohde, also 18, hails from Akron, OH but grew up in Orange Park before moving to Baker County. She is the daughter of John Rohde and Monica Rohde and works as a life guard at the YMCA in Macclenny. Below is a Q&A between the seniors and Press news editor Joel Addington via e-mail during the weeks leading up to graduation. Press: Some students dread high school and nd out its not so bad, while others look forward to it and nd out it didnt measure up to their expectations. How would you describe your expectations of high school? And how did your overall experience stack up against those expectations? Marissa Miller: I must admit that high school wasnt anything like I expected. I suppose that watching Mean Girls a few too many times growing up taught me to brace myself for the worst. High school has been a learning experience and a purifying process. Looking back, I can say that though the road was not always smooth, the high school ex perience exceeded my expectations tremendously through excellent faculty and sta and wonderful friends and memories. Mackenzie Rohde: Being homeschooled from my rst to seventh grade years, I had plenty of expectations about high school. I expected snobby cliques, cruel teachers, and formidable homework assignments more so than close friendships, unexpected role models, and unique challenges. However, I was pleasantly surprised to nd that I could break through the stereotypical groups to form long-lasting ties. I was shocked when I had teachers like Senor Boes and Mrs. Hayes who were concerned with my intake of knowledge and my understanding of the material rather than my grade in the class. More than anything else, I was in awe of the new challenges that homework assignments and quizzes brought me. My high school experience did, of course, have clich mo ments, but overall it taught me how much I really enjoyed being able to learn. Press: Was it ever your goal to be valedicto rian/salutatorian of your class, or did it simply workout that way? And if it became your goal at some point, when and how did that happen, and why was it important to you? MM: Sure, at one point it was my absolute ambition to achieve the honor of holding such a prestigious title. Once I got to high school, though, I must admit that my priorities changed dramatically. The idea of being named valedictorian was still appealing, dont get me wrong. Suddenly, though, it was not about titles and ribbons but rather about building knowledge and education for the future. To be blessed with such an honor has been such an incredible experience, and its a wonderful feeling to know that all of my hard work and dedication to academics paid o in such an unbelievable way. MR: When I was a little girl, I dreamed of becoming valedictorian or salutatorian of my graduating class. However, the older I got, the less likely it seemed possible. When I entered high school and be came friends with people like Marissa who were already so brilliant and ready to succeed, but were incredibly similar to me, I didnt know if I still had a chance at obtaining either of these titles. It wasnt until the beginning of my senior year that I realized I had a shot at becoming valedictorian or salutatorian because of my plan to do full-time dual-enrollment. This meant so much to me because it always seemed like a pipe dream, one of those it would be nice kind of things. I am so grateful to have been given the opportunity to be the salutatorian of Baker County High Schools graduating class of 2012. Press: What was your biggest challenge to becoming the valedictorian/salutatorian? MM: I would have to say it was learning the physics behind ice skating in Rockefeller Plaza on the school trip. Im kidding. Those who know me know Ill never get that right, just ask the doctors at Roosevelt Hospital. Ill certainly never forget falling in front of all of New York City. Really, though, I do not think it is fair to say that there was a biggest challenge. I have always done my best to excel in my educational career, whether it meant sleepless nights to study for a nal or canceling those weekend plans to be sure that all of my calculus homework was done correctly. I cant say that it was easy, but I do know that it was absolutely worth it all. MR: My biggest challenge to becoming the Salutatorian would denitely be my senior year as a whole. I had decided prior to the summer of 2011 that I would be taking dual-enrollment classes at the LCCC campus full time in order to boost my GPA and prepare me for college. However, this transition was very difficult for me because I had to leave my friends at high school, I had to adjust to college pro fessors and schedules, and I had to take several online classes. While I can be a very quiet, studious person, I tend to thrive in situations where I can be social. Leaving high school friends for new college peers was a challenge to me because of the lack of familiarity. Also different in college are the professors themselves. Some are very amicable, some are micro managing, some are inexpe rienced, but all have good intentions. I can honestly say that every professor I have had has taught a valuable lesson in one way or another. Finally, the most dicult part of college (in my opinion) is the online classes. I am denitely a much better student in class than I am online, but taking online classes in high school suciently prepared me for online college classes. Press: What advice would you have to other students who would one day like to achieve the titles of valedictorian/salutatorian? MM: To students who wish to follow the path to valedictorian, I oer the same advice that my grandfather gave me: Keep your feet down and your head up. Then, swing hard, and follow through. Play fair, but dont you dare let anyone tell you that you cant do it. Grandpa was talking of baseball when he told me that, but they have become my words to live by for all aspects of life. MR: To other students who have hopes of becoming either salutatorian or valedicto rian, I would give one piece of advice: work hard to get what you want, but dont ever for get why. I know that Marissa and I have been working all four years of high school in order to prove ourselves to our fellow students, our parents, our siblings, our teachers, but mostly, to ourselves. We have always wanted to excel past what we thought was possible for us. So if there is anyone who is struggling with school, I would suggest that he or she not worry about being compared to others, but to his or her past actions. Dont try to beat others, try to beat yourself. Press : What will miss the most about your time at BCHS and why? MM: I will miss the dedicated and loving sta most of all. The teachers and faculty have been the absolute best, and I cant imagine nding anyone better or more caring than those who have been there to support our class in the last four years. MR: The thing I will miss the most about BCHS will denitely be the people: the teachers, administrators, principal, and students. I have grown so much because of the teachers that Ive had, who have devoted so much time into the betterment of my education. The administrators and principal of the school have also helped me immensely and I could never repay them for how much they have done for me. The students, of course, have been my close friends and I wouldnt give up our time together for the world! Press: What extracurricular activities were you involved in while there? MM: While at BCHS, I participated in the FFA, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and History Club during various times. Most of the work I did, though, was in the Beta Club, where I served as Treasurer and President, and the dual enrollment program through Florida Gateway College. Outside of school, I worked with the First Baptist of Macclenny in various childrens activities and worked part-time. MR: While in high school, I was a member of the Baker County High School Rhythmette Dance Team all four years. My sophomore year, I was a lieutenant; and my junior and senior years, I was captain. I have learned so much from this team, the other dancers, and especially my coaches. I loved and enjoyed each moment of being a dance team member and am so indebted to my coaches for helping me be the best dancer I could ever be. Press: What are your plans for the summer and fall? MM: This summer I will be working full time and enjoying a break from scholastic aairs before I begin life at the University of SPOTLIGHT ON Valedictorian Marissa Miller & Salutatorian Mackenzie RohdeDear Senior Class of 2012:Congratulations, you made it! It was an honor to present you your diploma on Friday, June 1, 2012. I am very proud of you and your accomplishments. I wish you the best as you embark on life as an adult. I hope you will apply the knowledge you have received as you continue to pursue your goals. Remember education truly is the key to success. It is my sincere hope that you will continue your education as you seek to fulll your hopes and dreams. It has been an honor and a pleasure for me to serve as Superintendent during your senior year. May God continue to bless you in the years ahead. Sincerely,Sherrie RaulersonSuperintendent of Schools Valedictorian Marissa Miller Salutatorian Mackenzie RohdeNorth Florida in the Honors Program this fall. MR: Over this coming summer and fall I plan on working to save up money for school in the spring of 2013. I have been admitted to the Innovation Academy at the University of Florida which works on a spring/summer schedule rather than the traditional fall/spring schedule. This will give me plenty of time to enjoy my vacation before fully dedicating myself to my studies. Press: What do you hope to study in college and why? MM: I hope to pursue a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Computer Science. I have always had a passion for math and technology, so I feel that this will give me the opportunity to integrate those two elds. (Also, I just really dont believe that there are enough women in the engineering eld. Girl power!) Press: What is it about science and math that interests you? MM: I enjoy understanding why things work, as clich as that may sound. Even when I was little, the typical answer, Because it just does, never placated me. I suppose that has stayed true to today. Im sure I exasperated more than one of my math and science teachers with a million of my questions. I enjoy the challenge of guring it out, I guess. Press : And did you ever meet a math problem you couldnt solve? If so, what was it? MM: Oh, certainly, and Im sure there will be plenty more frazzling problems in my future. There have been times when I would just stare blatantly at my paper for half an hour just because I hadnt the slightest idea where to begin, especially with some of the Calculus II material. Really, though, when approaching a problem that seems unsolvable in math, like a problem in any aspect of life, you take it one step at a time, taking advantage of the resources given until you can come up with a solution. It may not always be the right solution, but at least in math we have partial credit! Press: Mackenzie, what will you be studying in 2013 and why? MR: I hope to study biochemistry, pre-med in college be cause I know it will be quite a challenge. I plan on continuing into graduate school and obtaining my PhD to become a medical examiner. As a child, I dreamed of becoming a doctor, and my parents have always taught me that no dreams are impossible: you can accomplish anything with hard work and hope. Press: Medical examiner is an interesting career choice. What attracted you to it? MR: Well, Ive always loved watching NCIS. And originally I was thinking about pursuing a career in criminal forensic sciences, but I decided that specic eld was probably already be ing lled by other people because of the emergence of shows like CSI. And then I had a chemistry class with my twin Mrs. Hunter at the high school and I just fell in love with chemistry! Then this past semester, I had a biology class that really intrigued me and I realized that becoming a medical doctor would suit my desired elds. However, I was very wary about becoming a practicing doctor because I knew that I would always worry about malpractice, and accidents and such. And then the idea of becoming a medical examiner hit me: I would be able to help society without the possibility of harming it. Press: Marissa, how did you manage to juggle work and school (and do so well academically)? MM: I cant say that it was easy balancing the many aspects of my life, and there were certainly times when I got over whelmed. I had an absolutely incredible support team behind me, though. My family, church, friends, and teachers were always there to support me in all that I did and encourage me when I felt like I couldnt press on. God has truly blessed me beyond measure because I know that I could not have done it without all of the people he has placed in my life. Press: What advice would you give other students trying to juggle school and a part time job? MM: Set priorities. Its important to realize where your priorities stand when youre working and going to school, in addition to any extracurricular and volunteer work. If you cannot clearly see what takes precedence, things fall apart quickly. Also, get a good support team. Without my core group to go to when things got overwhelming (especially through those rough and dreaded Finals weeks), I cannot even fathom how I would have gotten through it. Finally, keep faith. Have faith in yourself, faith in those around you, and faith in God. When you do that, you are sure to succeed in whatever you do. GG raduates:Marcus Barnes Tyler Bartmess Tyler Bennett Elizabeth Boldry Matthew Carrasquillo Rondesia Clayton Layton Crawford Bryant Dodd Bobbie Fisher Nicholas Frey Roland Gaskins Marlaina Givens Kristen Gray Johaious Green Tyrona Green Berry Hadley Austyn Harvey Jameson Hatcher Cedrick Henderson Cameron Hicks Kyle Hinson Tonia Howard Dalton Jackson Brianna Lauramore Favion Lee John LePeak James Markham Henry McCoy Dalton Nipper Jordan Parker Nathalia Ramos Edward Ray Raulerson III Joshua Rayburn Lance Rayburn JayKwane Robinson Zackery Spencer Hunter Stavely Grant Thornton Katelyn Votava Keano Wawzynski Rush Weaver Brandon Whitener Joshua Wilkerson Adam WIlliams Michael WIlliams Elizabeth Woolsey Adam WortenHigh Honor:Taylor Long Charles SimpsonHonor: Travis Brandt William Lauramore Jeremy Lowery Matthew Sawyer Graduates not pictured Congratulations, BCHS class of 2012!See page 3 From page 2