The Baker County press
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Title: The Baker County press
Uniform Title: Baker County press (Macclenny, Fla. 1929)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Tate Powell
Place of Publication: Macclenny Fla
Publication Date: 12-06-2012
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Macclenny (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Baker County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Baker -- Macclenny
Coordinates: 30.283333 x -82.116667 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 12, 1929.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 39 (Jan. 2, 1931).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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COVERING BAKER COUNTY SIN CE 1929The countys most professional and extensive source for news, classied, display and real estate listings JOEL ADDINGTON N EWS EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comMore than 100 students in the Baker High School courtyard the morning of December 3 mourned the death of a 14-year-old girl and prayed for two other teens who were in a pickup truck that flipped in the north county less than two days before. Driver Austin Kight and passenger Cory Craig, both 17 and from Macclenny, were injured in the crash that killed Jordan Alex Sommise of Jacksonville. Word of the vigil at the BCHS flag pole spread quickly when friends of the victims announced the gathering on Facebook the previous day. It was very touching. I was most impressed, high school principal Tom Hill said of the percent student led and organized event. He said Ms. Sommise attended Baker County Middle School in the past but was being home schooled this year. Mr. Kight and Mr. Craig were seniors at the high school. Mr. Hill estimated 150 students attended the prayer vigil. The trio had earlier been at the annual Lighted Christmas Parade in downtown Macclenny. The accident occurred about 9:45 pm the evening of December 1 when the three teens were heading north on Claude Harvey Road in a 1995 Ford F150, according to a report from Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Jason Barry. He said Mr. Kight at tempted to pass another vehicle, drove onto the west shoulder and into a ditch before steering the truck out of the ditch and losing control. The truck began to rotate as it crossed over the road and overturned, landing in the woods on the east side of the road. The drivers injuries were not considered serious. Mr. Craigs condition was said to have improved slightly after lengthy surgery on Monday, but he re mained in critical condition with extensive back and leg injuries. The trooper noted none of the occupants had their seat belts fastened and all were ejected from the pickup, which sustained an estimated $5000 in damage. Mr. Kight and Mr. Craig were transported to Fraser Hospital and Shands Jacksonville, respectively, for treatment. Ms. Sommise was dead at the scene. Charges are pending and FHP troopbakercountypress.comVisit our website and vote each week in our online poll. ONLINE POLL RESULTSDid you take part in the Black Friday shopping holiday?28% Yes 65% No 7% Online only Brunch and auction attendance sagging, but raises nearly $1500 for BCHS artsSee page 12Boys remain unbeaten after three games, Ruise has hot handSee page 1312-year-old threatens deputy responding to phone theftSee Page 4 It was very touching. I was most impressed.Tom HillBaker County High School principal on the student organized prayer vigil for the victims of last weekends accident. PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON Students bow their heads in prayer at the Baker County High School ag pole before school on December 3.Flipping truck kills teen Jordan SommiseJOEL ADDINGTON N EWS EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comThough she originally faced eight felony drug counts, Ve ronica L. Alford of Macclenny pleaded guilty this week to two counts of fraudulently obtaining prescription medication in exchange for three years on drug offender probation. Circuit Judge Phyllis Rosier approved the 42-year-old wife, mother and grandmothers plea agreement the morning of December 4, calling it very generous. Ms. Alfords probation prohibits her from consuming alcohol and drugs, or frequenting bars and other establishments that sell alcohol, among other restrictions. Assistant State Attorney Ralph Yazdiya dropped four of the initial charges made by police three for drugs sales and one for writing a prescription for money about a year ago. He said at this weeks change of plea hearing he would not prosecute the defendant for counts, either. That left two counts of ob taining a controlled substance by fraud, which in this case was the painkiller hydrocondone, Mr. Yazdiya said. Ms. Alford had no criminal history prior to her arrest in September, 2011 after state and local investigators served a search warrant at Dr. Charles Scarboroughs Macclenny clin ic where Ms. Alford was employed. legedly rife with prescription drug fraud, according to police, and Dr. Scarborough now faces more than 800 counts of insurance fraud. He was arrested in Clay County in late October, about a year after the Florida De partment of Health yanked his medical license. Dr. Scarborough is being prosecuted by the Florida At torney Generals Office of Statewide Prosecution in the Third Judicial Circuit in Lake City. Prior to the warrant search Pill doc employee gets 3 yr. probationS ee page 2 S ee page 2 Christmas parade, festival hits downtown PHOTOS BY JUD JOHNSON AND JOEL ADDINGTON Picture from the annual festival and Lighted Christmas Parade in Macclenny are (from left) Holden Blume, 2, with Justin Burnham, assistant band director; the Grinch in the parade, visitors perusing booths and one of the many children from the parade that evening. See page 14 for more parade photos and visit bak ercountypress.com for video of the festival.


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. CONT AC T US By phone at 904.259.2400 or by fax at 904.259.6502. You can stop by our oce located at 104 S. Fifth Street, Mac clenny, FL or mail your submission to PO Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063. We are available online at www.bakercountypress.comCOMMEN TT B C PPage3DECEMBER 6, 2012 Page 2 T B C P ursday, December 6, 2012You cant wear that, said my wife as I walked out into the living room. Why? It looks like it matches my pants. It looks like you picked it up off the closet those wrinkles. I looked down at my purple shirt. Its not that bad. Yes it is. You look like a prune. Go run an iron over it. Ten minutes later, I return. I thought you were going to iron that shirt, she says. I did. I just spent the last 10 minutes ironing it. Her eyes roll heavenward. Give it to me. I do. Five minutes later it comes back wrinkle free. I dont get it. What am I missing here? I am a reason ably intelligent, reasonably handy man. But there are certain jobs I am totally incapable of performing. It is not that I lack the want to. I had every intention of ironing that shirt. I cranked the iron up to the nuclear setting and went to town on those wrinkles. There was enough heat attacking those wrinkles to melt rock, so how come I couldnt vanquish the wrinkles? Women. There are some tasks that men are just genetically unsuited for. Its not that we dont want to accomplish them we just cant. Wives are convinced that men do a shoddy job of some things just so women will throw up their hands in frustration, grab whatever it is and do it for us. Okay, that may be true about some things, but ed to accomplish. Ironing seems to be one of them for me. For one thing, I just dont know what to do with those buttons. Theyre sort of the road construction of ironing. You guys know what I mean youre driving along all nice on a straight road and then ing barricades. Buttons are flashing barricades. Zippers are like concrete road dividers. Of course, I never worry too terribly about ironing because I happen to be one of those people who naturally attracts wrinkles. Something can be perfectly smooth and ironed and within two minutes of me putting it on my body I look like a walking rag bag. I cant explain it. So ironing isnt really a skill I can master. Neither is wrapping presents. That is an issue every year about this time. One year in college when I didnt have any wrapping paper, I wrapped all my Christ mas presents in the Sunday comics. The thing is, it didnt look any worse than when I use expensive wrapping paper. a building and tell you almost precisely the degree of angle on a roof. I can tell you within 15 minutes how long it will take me to travel a thousand miles in a car. But I cannot estimate the amount of wrapping paper it will take to wrap a shirt or a pair of pants. I get the thing wrapped and present it to my wife to put under the tree. Kelley looks at it, shakes her head and banishes me from the room when shes wrapping for Christmas. Its not that there are buttons on presents. But there are barricades those pesky fold overs. I stare at a roll of paper and carefully estimate how much paper I need to wrap a shirt. Voila! The paper drapes over and doesnt leave any annoying gaps. Im home free! and there are eight inches of fold over on each end. Eight inches of fold over on a twoinch box. How did this happen? I fold the paper into a triangle like I should and then wrap it over. It extends six inches past box. Something tells me that this might not be right. Somehow my wifes presents dont looks like this. So, I cut it off. Then it looks ragged. I cut off some more. Nope. Some more. Arrgghhh. Before I know it, I have cut off too much and am looking for the Sunday comics. Im sure there is some kind ate cold fusion. But I will never ever know it. It is one of the se crets of the universe. Or women. With the annual Lighted Christmas Parade right around the corner, we asked our Facebook faithful for their favorite spots to watch the festivities. Heres a look at the prime real estate onlookers like to stakeout: Kimberly Barton: Caddy corner to the re department, every year since I can remember. Laura Williams: Calendars Pizze ria is a great location. Hot, avored coee and great food at your ngertips is a plus, too. Vjandkeri Katz: Upstairs, above the [now defunct] newspaper of ce. DeAnna Rewis McDuffie: My office at Renees Bail Bonds and McDue Global Monitoring on the corner of 90 and 4th St. Delicia Strickland: Calendars!!! Debbie Frailey: From the back of my horse ... Terry Moshier: At Reflections Photography! Charmaine McWonderful: CVS James Clay Rhoden: Best place is at Allure Salon on the porch makes me feel right at home! Katrina Woodard Collins: Any where I can sit. Tammy Crawford McFarland: Anywhere that rude people dont think they can get in front of a disable person and stay there. James R. Hart Sr.: City Hall. Melton Horse Training: From the back of a horse, of course! Kimberly Shumate Crews: Right beside the re department. Christopher Huber: In front of Baker Beverage. Jerome Reimer Sr.: The corner of 4th and 90. Will Combs: The Vince Gill concert in Jax. Nancy Kasik Wilson: By Morans parts store! Kathleen Johnson: From Cuyler. Misty DeAnne Tippins: In front of DDs Sports Grill! StacyandDanny Mathis: Front seat of a re engine. Greg Sheppard: Always seem to be in [the parade] so I have never seen it. We also posted the winning parade oats and the store front decorating contest winner courtesy of the City of Macclennys Facebook page and city re chief Buddy Dugger. Heres the list of winners: Best all-around: Christian Fellowship Temple. Best civic: American Vets. Best church: Taylor Church. Best business: Walmart DC 6099. Best children: Girl Scouts and Moose Lodge. Store front: Renees at 4th St. and Macclenny Ave. Facebook fansWhat you had to say ... MY SIDE OF THE MATTERROBERT GERARD Merr ChristmasChristmas H N Y, FRUITCAKESNEED A GIFT FOR THE PERSON WITH EVERYTHING?Want homemade goodies for your holiday party but dont have the time to bake them? Homemade FruitcakesFull of pineapples, cherries & pecansVisit our booth this Thursday & Friday in front of Save-A-Lot from 10 am 2 pmNew Life Church of GodMildred Lipnick 910-4441, Geraldine Altman 259-2608 New Life Church Office 259-6360 ers were back at the scene early this week conducting a forensic investigation. Many who knew Ms. Sommise and others who didnt have been conveying their condolences through Facebook in the days following the accident. A memorial page was created titled In Memory of Jordan Sommise. One message posted there read, Jordan was one of my best friends. She went out of her way to come and say hello to me no matter where we were. I am very saddened by her passing and am praying for her family and friends. We love you Jordan and your smile and spirit will live on forever in our hearts. You were truly an angel on earth; very kind, and sweet to anyone who knew or didnt know you. Rest in peace. Another page created for Mr. Craig, Road to Recovery: Cory Craig, shows a flood of wellwishers comments and updates on his condition. Mr. Craig struck a tree after he was ejected, and sustained extensive back trauma that may paralyze him below the waist, the pages administrator stated. According to an update posted about 11:30 am on December 3, the teen was able to squeeze family members hands, smile and give a thumbs up motion to communicate. The following day he was able to raise his arms and open his eyes for a time, another update said. A candlelight vigil is planned in honor of Ms. Sommise at 5:30 pm on December 9 in the city park on West Blvd. commonly called the duck pond. for the victims families is also being planned at Shoals Park for December 15. For more information, please call Jessica Clark at (904) 228-1155. Donation accounts have been set up at First Federal Bank in Macclenny for the families, Ms. Clark said. Marie Taylor and Diane Reneau are setting up a benefit raffle to raise money for both the Sommise and Craig families. They plan to sell tickets at the high school later this week to win an autographed book by Betty Trimble, a former Glen St. Mary resident and mother of country star Tim McGraw. For details, call Ms. Taylor at 304-4785 or Ms. Reneau at 7353077. From page 1BCSO: shooting near Keller, arrests unrelatedthe clinic on multiple occasions for interviews and reviews of patient records. The investigation led to the arrest of four other individuals: Melissa D. Bedsole, 43, Kayla P. Dampier, 21, and Aaron T. Devereaux, 23, all of Callahan. legal drugs against each defendant in late 2011 and abandoned about 50 other counts, mostly obtaining drugs by fraud. However, Judge Rosier re cently granted motions by the trios attorneys to dismiss evidence against them because it was obtained by inspecting patient records without a warrant or the patients consent. The state attorneys office last month and those cases were closed. Dr. Scarborough, 76, has a pretrial hearing slated for January 28. Ms. Alford was represented by newly-elected state attorney for the Third Judicial District Jeffrey A. Siegmeister. From page 1JESSICA PREVATT | S TAFF I had a life changing experience Saturday night. Its a long glad I live in Baker County and we have a fantastic set of depuMy 4-year-old wandered off from my family while I was gone to retrieve my older child at the end of the Christmas Parade. From the time I learned he was missing till he was found seemed like forever, but it was only 13 minutes. A myriad of emotions washed over me in that time frame what was he wearing; how do I tell his dad? I was trying to think of where he might have gone. station or was he hungry and went to the food booths? Had someone taken him and was he in one of the hundreds of cars trying to leave the area or would someone not see him in the dark and run over him? told me they had found him the relief nearly brought me to my knees. My son had walked to the courthouse because he wanted his mama and he deIm not sure of how he was found, but a nice lady was sitting on the curb with him chatting about something when my parents got there. He wasnt scared in the least. He told the his mama and when asked gave his name and the deputy the mamas when they get lost. That put his mind completely at ease and he worried no more. I thank God and big kudos for the quick response of the who helped us look. Im really grateful for the lady from the Starbucks tent who helped us search and stuck with us until we found him. The lady who found him and sat with him until his granny and grandpa got there very well saved his life. There is no telling where he would have gone next if someone hadnt stopped him there. It was a harsh reminder of why we should take every opportunity to hug our kids and tell them how much they mean to us. In a split second your life can change and you will never have that chance back. I will do several things differently when I take my kids to large events like this from now on. Im going to take a picture of both my boys with my cell phone when we get there. Its the best way I can think to make sure everyone knows what they looked like at that time. I wont leave home without my leash for my young son. He has a bear backpack with a leash attached which he will wear at all times. My youngest is well aware now that you never go off by yourself. If you want to go somewhere you ask whomever youre with to go with you. It was a scary story with a great ending and I will be more thankful this Christmas season for my family! Jessica Prevatt is a married mother of two boys and the advertising/production director at The Baker County Press.Kudos to all those who saved her sanityIroning: it just aint a manly thing... You be the spark, well fan the ames and everyone will be enlightened. I recently heard a rumor there is consideration for developing a casino and hotel complex at the site of the former Cedar Creek development in Glen St. Mary. After considerable thought, I realize this would be an excellent idea. A casino would cer tainly help the pitiful employ ment, economy and housing situation in Baker County. The countys proximity to three interstates would make a casino easy to reach for thousands of motorists. I realize there are those who feel a casino would also bring unwanted crime to Baker County. But if you read The Press youll realize crime is already here. If people had opportunities for good pay ing jobs, maybe the crime rate would decline. A casino hotel complex is certainly not going to pollute the air or water. I think Id rather have Baker County known for an excellent casino hotel complex than medical waste incinerator. Im curious, is there any validity to this rumor?We took this question to the county Planning and Zoning de partment, which could not con firm the rumor. Planning director Ed Preston said further he has no knowledge of such a project or any plans for something like it. In fact, Mr. Preston added that a casino or any gambling establishment would have a here considering an anti-gam bling ordinance passed by the county commission in 2010. That law targeted potential Internet cafes and electronic sweepstakes style gaming now common in Jacksonville and elsewhere by prohibiting them here. Mr. Preston also said the Cedar Creek site has been reverted to its former agriculture zoning and there are no current applications or plans afoot for the site. To locate a casino or hotel on the property, it would require a change from agriculture zoning to commercial zoning.JOEL ADDINGTON N EWS EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comtigating a shooting in the vicinity of Keller Intermediate School on November 27, but announced a day later the arrest of two men believed to be involved in the shooting on unrelated drug charges. police responded to the area of Joan Street and South Boulevard in southwest Macclenny where potential witnesses were uncooperative. It indicated that after a few hours of investigation, police determined the shots were the result of an ongoing feud among three men with prior arrest ard M. Lee and Phillip D. Givens. Although this incident occurred near Keller Infrom was not within eyesight of the school, reads the statement by Sheriff Joey Dobson. Within moments of receiving this complaint, Keller Intermediappropriate safety precautions to protect children attending school. BCSO operations chief Maj. Gerald Gonzalez said police have continued trying to identify witnesses to the shooting without success. A search directly following the shooting for the three men was not successful, but Mr. Givens, 27, and Mr. Lee, 29; along with four others were ar rested on charges for drug sales, a second statement Maj. Gonzalez said the shooting and drug arrests were not related. The other drug suspects were Terence N. Williams, 26; Rushard Lee, 25; Craig Widemond, 24; and Vonquilla Y. Spatcher, 23. The arrests were the result of a three month in ment says. Warrants have been issued for seven additional suspects in the case. Anyone with information on the shooting is Free surplus foodSurplus USDA food commodities will be distributed on a first come-first served basis on Tuesday, December 11 starting at 9 am at the Northeast Florida Community Action Agency office in Macclenny. The office is located at 84 Lowder St. The annual Breakfast with Santa event by Baker County Friends of the Instrumental Arts will take place the morning of December 8 beginning at 8 am at Baker County Middle School. Admission to a hot breakfast and concerts by the high school and middle school bands begin ning at 10 am is $7 at the door or $5 prior to the event. Admission includes a photo with Santa as well. The first 100 children will also receive a free gift and be invited to play with the band. For more information, please visit www.bcfia.org or call Pam Gaylord at 275-3051. COPIESBlack & white/Full colorT O M110 South Fifth St. SHARE YOUR JOY & RECORD YOUR FA MILY HIST OR Y !Submit births, weddings & 50th+ anniversaries via email to editor@bakercountypress.com or at 104 S. 5th St., Macclenny4 week deadline on all submissions.


ursday, December 6, 2012 T B C P Page 5 Page 4 T B C P ursday, December 6, 2012A Sanderson man faces multiple drunk driving charges in connection with an accident that occurred in the north county six months ago. Jonathan Dugard, 26, was arrested November 26 on a warrant issued after results of a blood sample drawn following the accident on Turner Cemetery Rd. showed his blood alcohol content at .149, nearly twice the legal limit for intoxication. The results were not submitted to the He is charged with drunk driving, DUI resulting in bodily injury and DUI resulting in property damage. A report by FHP Trooper Alex Cummings indicated Mr. Dugard was at the wheel of a 1998 Volkswagen when it went out of control about 4 am on May 6 and overturned before striking a fence. All three occupants, including vehicle owner Jennifer Burnsed, 31, of Macclenny, were ejected. The defendant, who also lists a Glen St. Mary address, was released on $15,000 bond following a In other, more recent, arrests for DUI, two Jacksonville motorists were arrested within minutes of each other and at nearly the same location early November 30. after her vehicle ran a stop sign in the south park ing lot of the South 5th Street Walmart in Macclenny. Deputy Robert Aberly observed her 1996 Oldsmobile after answering a call from Walmart of an intoxicated female inMs. Fielder back out of a parking space and followed her. blood alcohol level later at county jail measured .193, more than twice the legal limit. from South 5th onto Interstate 10, Deputy Daryl Mobley stopped a 2000 Nissan driven by Joshua Touchton, 22, after following it from west Macclenny and observing the vehicle cross both the center line and shoulder line several times. the stop sign at US 90 and West Boulevard at 1:18 am. mit to a breath test at county jail, which triggers a drunk driving charge. Jonathan Dugard COUNTRY FEDERALCREDIT UNION Holiday shopping is a breeze with our Christmas loan rates as low as...6.25%APR Open 24/7 @ www.countryfcu.com GOLD BUYERS OF BAKER COUNTY CASH FOR GOLD & SILVER Cash in Your Broken or Unwanted Jewelry We Buy Gold, Silver, Platinum, Gold & Silver Coins, Dental Gold, Broken Gold, Sterling Silver, Silverware, Silver Bouillon & more on your gold or silver jewelry 10% Cash in Your Broken or Unwanted Jewelry Christmas Cash Receive an additional 791 South 6 th GUARANTEED HIGH silver jewelry silver jewelry THANK YOU!The Baker County Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the following businesses for candy donations given to the children during the Christmas parade.AAA Bailbonds/Creating Legacy American Enterprise Bank Baker County Health Department Baker Manor Burkins Chevrolet Collins Realty Group Country Federal Credit Union Destiny People Worship Center E.I. Dupont de Nemours GEM Realty Oldcastle Southern Group Phantom Fireworks Sams Crystal River Seafood Restaurant State Farm Insurance Ted McMullensA ROCKIN CHRISTMASSaturday, December 8 at 7:00 p.m.Spirit of Suwannee Music Park, Live Oakin the Music Hall & Restaurant Ticket price per person: $10.00 (386) 364-1683 | www.musicliveshere.comConway & Lorettas Top 40 Hits by Baker County residents:Keith Thrift & Dale BennettAlso appearing... Elvis (Ted McMullen)FREE PARTY & DANCEFriday, Dec. 7 | 7:00 pm United States Championship Wrestling & The City of Macclenny Fire Department proudly present TOYS-FOR-TOTS PRO-WRESTLINGBell time 8:00 pmat the Baker County FairgroundsAdmission: New toy or $7 donation-12 & under: FREE JAKE SLATER vs Kyle Blizzard CHAMPION 6' 6 276 LBS. GOOD CLEAN FAMILY FUN! Sponsored by: Mike Shad Nissan (Cassat Ave., Jax); Callahan Barbecue, Callahan Body & Paint Shop (US 1); Forbes Funeral Home (380 N. Lowder St, Macclenny); M.P.B. Mobile Paint Body (Macclenny | 219-4831)T.V. TAPINGwww.USCW.orgREALChristian rapper performing LIVE at 7:45 pmMAIN EVENTSOUTHERN HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP LADIES DIVA KNOCK-OUT MATCH Americas Diva Sensational Leva VS. Cherry Layne US TV CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH Champion Blaine Rage VS. Oliver Grimsly 7'4" 450 lb. 3 WrestlersJason The Giant VS. The Lost Souls Mr. BThe Peoples Referee Also appearing...Super Destroyer (68" 308 lbs), Bam Stone (66 260 lbs), Tommi Bahama (63 233 lbs), Teddy Stigma from TNA JOEL ADDINGTON N EWS EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comIts nothing like the boom days of the mid-2000s, but the real estate market here is showing modest signs of improvement, however small. Building permits are on pace to meet or exceed last years totals, large landowners appear to be marketing their properties more aggressively and inquiries at local the upswing. According to two Macclenny re altors, business is much better than it has been in recent years. Cindy Oglesby, a real estate broker in Macclenny for the last 10 years working mostly with resi dential properties, said thanks to through the USDA, for which anyone in Baker County is eligible, the market here has improved. I would say real estate is more busy than it has been in the past of the year, there has been a lot of busier. That activity, she said, has come and a lot of investor purchases. To me our county is holding its own in real estate, said Ms. Oglesby. Carol Sellers, who also links home buyers with sellers in Macclenny, agreed. Home sales are really going great out here as well as in west Jacksonville, said Ms. Sellers, adding that lately many of her clients are buying non-investment properties with cash. The business has been really great; more than I anticipated, she said. Her sales here have been in the $150,000 to $200,000 range, but higher closer to Jacksonville. She said the low cost of living and taxes in Baker County, as well as the country lifestyle, draw buyers here. The market for new homes has been less active, but there are some positive signs. Home building permits, at least in Macclen ny, appear to show an upward trend in the market. The City of Macclenny has issued 14 residential permits so far this year compared to eight during all of 2011, city records show. The most active builder in the city has been Drees Homes of Florida, Inc., which pulled eight permits this year and three last year, all in the Rolling Meadows subdivision south of the county fairgrounds. Commercial construction in the city, meanwhile, has seen little change from a year ago, when two commercial permits were issued versus two thus far in 2012. Outside the city, the pace of construction has remained level both for residential and commercial projects. According to tallies from the county building department, there were 69 residential and one commercial permit issued last year compared to 62 residential and one commercial so far this year. Much of the countys undeveloped land that exists has large tracts of timberland. County planning director Ed Preston said the signs popping up on tracts already zoned for commercial or industrial uses could mean their owners are eager to re-enter the market. quiries this year and than in the previous two years. Theres no active applications for development, so we have not emerged or come out of the recession yet in terms of land development, said Mr. Preston. But we assume from the new signs, it seems like early interest is growing. It seems like people are trying to start things up again. But we are not out of the depths yet. The inquiries have been preliminary in nature, the planner said, including someone checking on land for multi-family housing, for instance. They spoke to us and to the City of Macclenny, he said. They were optimistic about multi-family housing here. We get people calling up with things like that or asking about industrial development and raw land, but all theyre doing is asking, he said, adding they are usually people involved with the early stages of property development like realtors and appraisers. Though a trio of development plans for a medical waste inciner ator and two sand mining opera tions have received the most attention in 2012, what the countys seen the most of, Mr. Preston says, are individuals seeking new zoning or changes for single-lot projects. He recalled only one subdivision at the former Navona Creek project site north of Glen St. Mary on the west side of CR 125. Once totaling some 3600 acres, the project has been scaled way down to four subdivisions with 10, 1-acre lots, Mr. Preston said. The planning director anticipates similar residential subdivisions next year, along with larger industrial or commercial job-creation projects at the Baker County Development Commissions two parks, Enterprise East near the Walmart Distribution Center and Enterprise West near the Sanderson Pipe plant. In these kind of times, they are desperately trying to get things rolling again, he said. I expect to see a project or two from them, like the incinerator and the sand mining projects. Not necessarily those projects, but more jobcreation projects. Mr. Preston also expects the pace of development to increase gradually in the coming years and eventually return to the robust growth of the past. Were heading up but it will continue to be a slow climb, he said. A review of last years land sales and those logged so far this year at the courthouse show little change in the number of property transfers or the total value of those sales. Last year there were 290 sales of more than $20,000 compared to 251 so far this year. The total value of those properties was roughly $35.1 million in 2011 and $28.4 million through 11 months of 2012, court records show.Construction crews are back at work in R olling Meadows subdivision.Housing market begins to stir A 12-year-old boy named in a complaint last month for attacking his mother was arrested the morning of November 30 after he cursed and threatened a county deputy investigating him as a suspect in the theft of a cell phone from a neighbor. The boys mother, 43, called police about 7:20 that morning after her son, who was awaiting a school bus, entered her vehicle at their residence on CR 23A north and retrieved the phone valued at $250. The phone had been stolen earlier from a 75-year-old woman who lives nearby, and when the mother attempted to take it away from her son about 10 days earlier it triggered a physical attack. The mother told Deputy Jeremiah Combs the boy was admitted for mental health treatment under the states Baker Act, then returned home November 29. When he refused to yield up the phone after taking it from her ve hicle the next morning, she called police. she dont need it. plied, If you try to take this phone I will kick your teeth in like I did the last cop that messed with me. Deputy Combs said he and Cpl. Shawn Bishara then handcuffed the suspect without incident. He was booked at county jail for petty theft and assault on a law ofcalm himself and continually yelled and cursed at his mother during questioning. In other recent incidents, one woman was arrested and a complaint on South 6th in Maccclenny the afternoon of December 2. of Macclenny was the primary aggressor when she walked up to Heather McDonald, also 36, shortly after 4 pm and repeatedly struck her. A surveillance camera appeared to verify that and Ms. Meister was McDonald, also from Macclenny. The report does not mention a reason for the attack. old female patient at Northeast Florida State Hospital for an attack on a second female patient, age 24. The victim told Deputy Jeremiah Johnson the incident took place in a day room the previous evening just before 8 oclock. Burglaries and attempted burglaries to both residences and vehicles were reported to the sheriffs department the past week, including one during the afternoon on November 28 at southeast Baker County. Curtis Bennett told police his sister left the unlocked residence about 2:30 for a half hour, chain, earrings and $10 in coins had been taken. The jewelry was valued at $120. The same date about 2 am, Lila Gedvillas heard noises outside her residence on Mud Lake Rd. and discovered the next day that screens had been removed from windows on the east and north side, and from a rear door. The home was not entered, and the victim gave Deputy Earl Lord the name of a former resident as a suspect. clenny reported on November 24 that her cell phone was taken while she was away from her ta Country Club Lounge on South 6th in Macclenny. St. Mary said his backpack and contents were taken from a vehicle parked outside Winn Dixie in Macclenny about 3 pm on November 26. The contents included a cell cation, medication and a knife. taken from an RV trailer parked outside the residence of William Walker on Westside St. near Glen between November 25-27. Richard Green was vandalized while parked outside his W. Railroad St. residence in Macclenny the morning of December 2. The drivers side and left rear windows were smashed, but nothing was reported stolen. The vandalism occurred between 3-9 am. A Lake Butler man who was driving on a suspended license faces multiple charges after his vehicle was stopped the evening of November 29 in Macclenny because he was not wearing a seat belt. Deron Palmer, 41, had four prior suspensions for failure to pay child support, and Deputy Daryl Mobley also learned via a computer check that he was wanted in Georgia for the same offense. and Lowder about 8:30. He was on probation for past offenses, and one of the conditions was that he refrain from driving. He also had the wrong tag on his 1998 Oldsmobile, and the decal on it had been stolen in the Gainesville area. Mr. Palmer was not jailed due to a medical condition. The complaints also include unlawful alteration of a license tag and dealing in stolen property due to the decal. Police re-arrested three others on outstanding warrants the past week. All were already in county jail. They include Matthew McMahan, 33, of Sanderson, arrested November 30 on an Alachua County warrant for failure to appear in court for driving on a suspended or revoked license; Harley Raulerson, 26, of Jacksonville, arrested November 28 on a Clay County warrant for burglary and grand theft; and Carl Rhoden, 30, of Baxter, arrested December 1 on a Charlton County, GA warrant for larceny.Speeding motorist had illegal pills and marijuana in vehiclePolice arrested a Macclenny woman for both misdemeanor and felony drug possession after a speeding vehicle was stopped on L.E. Harvey Rd. in the early afternoon of December 2. Deputy Shawn Bishara said he was on patrol northbound and spotted a vehicle driven by Misty Miller, 31, accelerating away from him in the same direction about 12:45 pm. He clocked it going 58 mph in the 45 zone and stopped Ms. Miller just south of the intersection with Mud Lake Rd. The driver appeared nervous and agitated when asked if she had any illegal drugs in her possession, and Deputy Bishara inquired about a prescription bottle he spotted in her purse as she sought identification. It contained five doses of a controlled drug for which she did not have a prescription, and Ms. Miller also had several small baggies of marijuana and two glass smoking pipes in a tin located on a rear seat. DUI charge in May wreck A convicted sex offender who has been out of prison less than three months was in county jail this week charged with violating the state law that requires him to notify authorities when he changes address. Investigator Tracie Benton, who handles sex crimes for the sheriffs department, arrested Lance E. Rayburn, 46, at an address in the Woodlawn Park Place trailer park on November 26. She had earlier gone to an address on Adams Rd., also off Woodlawn Rd., and was told that Mr. Rayburn was not there and was residing with girlfriend Jodie Ezell, 26, at the trailer park. The investigator said she had been in contact with Mr. Rayburn earlier after he unsuccessfully tried to move to the St. George, GA area. She had also discussed with him the fact that the Adams St. location was within 2500 feet of school bus stops, and thus he is banned via local ordinance from residing there. Ms. Benton indicated she temporarily reg istered the offender on Adams St. with the understanding he would seek an alternative address. Her last contact with him before last week was on October 31. On November 26, the investigator said trailer owner Rodger Siemering that Mr. Rayburn and Ms. Ezell had been living there since mid-November. The statute requires that offenders notify local authorities within 48 hours of an address change. When Mr. Rayburn was released from prison, he declared himself homeless and indicated he would be living in Jacksonville. Florida Department of Cor rections records indicated that he has three times been in prison for failure to comply with sex offender registration rules. Mr. Rayburn was convicted in Baker County of sexual battery on a child less than 18 and placed on the FDLE sexual offender site in 1988. Lance R ayburn ADVERTISING DEADLINE Monday at 5:00 pm Out of County SubscribersFed up with your copy of The Press arriving late, or not at all? We have a cost-effective solution to your problem.Subscribe to our E edition @ www.bakercountypress.com Check it out...bakercountypress.com


ursday, December 6, 2012 T B C P Page 7 Page 6 T B C P ursday, December 6, 2012 MIKE ANDERSON P RESS ST AFF A federally-funded project in nine rural Northeast Florida counties, including Baker, will help prepare public school teachers for a new state law that ties annual evaluations and pay raises to the academic performance of students beginning in 2014. Baker County will receive a $2.1 million Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grant, which was approved by the school board during a meeting held at Pine Level Church in Baxter on the evening of December 3, as part of the Sustainable Educator Evaluation and Compensation (SEEC) Project. The money will be spread over orative effort with the Northeast Florida Education Consortium comprised of Baker and eight other school districts: Bradford, Columbia, Flagler, Gilchrist, Lafay ette, Levy, Suwannee and Union. Those counties also received TIF grants and will be sharing infor mation with each other. The objective is to improve student achievement and the graduation rate through im David Davis, the districts director of teaching and learning, during a workshop to discuss the project prior to the regular board meeting. Mr. Davis said the grant will fund a volunteer teacher perfor mance-based pay plan, instructional coaching, professional development and tools and re sources to support the project, which will be implemented the Continued funding for the remaining three years at all county schools, he said, will be conditional upon meeting the goals of the grant. He described the project as a work in progress. Susan Voorhees, director of accountability and special programs, said the key to a successful outcome will be the professional development of teachers before the new merit pay plan is implemented by state law in two years. After approving the SEEC project, the board approved a job description for a teacher support colleague to facilitate, mentor and develop instructional talent in other teachers that will result in demonstrably improved student outcomes. The person hired for the posiat a salary of $40,625, will oversee the training of all teachers. Mrs. Voorhees said Putnam County schools have been receiving grant money to fund a SEEC project there for two years and have benefited greatly. Baker could have the same kind of success, she said. We get to launch something years to come, she said. While other school districts in Florida will have to implement their own training programs to gear up for the state-imposed merit pay plan, Baker County has the advantage of using federal dollars well before the law goes into effect, Mrs. Voorhees said. We get to initiate it a year early without any cost to our district, she said, adding that the expertise and consulting services enable the district to meet the challenges ahead when performance pay becomes mandatory statewide. Superintendent Sherrie Raulerson said she was excited about the opportunity for the district to participate in the project. This is going to be a dry run for us, she said. It will give us an out what works and what doesnt work. Mrs. Voorhees said one of the key functions of the project will be to improve the college readiness of high school seniors and boost the districts graduation rate, which recently hit an alltime high. According to data released by the Florida Department of Education on November 30, Baker Countys graduation rate in 201112 was 72.8 percent (see related story, this edition). Though thats still less than the states 74.5 percent average graduation rate, its in 2010-11. Baker County school district is 10th in the state with our graduation rate, Mrs. Raulerson said. We are getting our students college-ready. School Board Chairman Dean my will improve enough over the next few years to free up additional state education money. noted that he found it somewhat disturbing that state lawmakers would impose such a controversial and costly program on districts, but yet they attached no additional money for it. Mr. Davis said the project is voluntary and that teachers can choose not to have their compensation based on stu dent achievement during the pilot program. Even so, he said, all teachers will professional de velopment training regardless of whether theyre in the performance pay part or not. Mr. Davis said district administrators will be working closely with the (teachers) union on this project, adding that union president Angela Callahan was pleased that it was voluntary. Mrs. Callahan said during the regular board meeting that union members dont necessarily support it, but we dont have a choice. At least, she said, the grant project will help give teachers the training they need. The law itself just says here you go do it, she said. Theres no support for that. Senate Bill 736, which was the into law by Gov. Rick Scott in 2011, rewrote the rules for how teachers are paid and retained. A year by the Florida Education Association statewide teacher union argues the law unconstitutionally strips teachers of their ability to negotiate pay. Mrs. Callahan said the union and most teachers do not believe evidence exists showing a direct relationship between student academic performance and teacher compensation. She further said the new law is weakened by the fact that a teachers compensation would be based primarily on one test: the FCAT. In other business this week the board: medallions to 22 Baxter area students in elementary through high school grades in recognition of their high academic achieve ments, including some who had earned straight As this year. graders to Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta, GA, on May 16, 2013. er Highs History Club to Savannah, GA. About 40 students and three chaperones will leave January 25 and return the next day. School baseball team to travel to Camden County, GA. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICiAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 02-2012-CA-000064 FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION Plaintiff, v. KENNETH ROLAND A/K/A KENNETH K. ROLAND; DARLENE DICE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KENNETH ROLAND A/K/A KENNETH K. ROLAND; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DARLENE DICE; STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; AUTOVEST, LLC; CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA; MICHELLE E. ROLAND; ROLLING MEADOWS OF MACCLEENY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants, _______________________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment dated November 21, 2012, entered in Civil Case No.: 02-2012-CA-000064 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida, wherein FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION is Plaintiff, and KENNETH ROLAND A/K/A KENNETH K. ROLAND; DARLENE DICE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KENNETH ROLAND A/K/A KENNETH K. ROLAND; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DARLENE DICE; STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; AUTOVEST, LLC; CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA; MICHELLE E. ROLAND; ROLLING MEADOWS OF MACCLENNY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, are Defendants. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at on the 14th day of January, 2013, at the courthouse located at 339 East Macclenny Avenue in BAKER County in Macclenny, Florida on the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOT 67, ROLLING MEADOWS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 96-101, PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA This property is located at the Street address of: 11764 HUCKLEBERRY TRAIL EAST, MACCLENNY, FL 32063. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must le a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to le a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on November 27, 2012. Al Fraser CLERK OF THE COURT By:Tabitha Wilson Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd. Suite 100 Deereld Beach, FL 33442 Telephone: (954) 354-3544 Facsimile: (954) 354-3545 IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 East University, Gainesville, FL 32601, at (352) 337-6237, at least 7 working days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notication if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 11/29-12/6c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHT JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY CASE NO. 02-2010-CA-0097 TD BANK, N.A., as substituted Plaintiff, Plaintiff, vs. SCOTT S. PALMER, et al. Defendants. _____________________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 30, 2010 entered in Civil Case No. 02-2010-CA-0097 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida, wherein TD BANK, N.A. is Plaintiff and SCOTT S. PALMER, et al., are Defendant(s). I will sell to the highest bidder for cash, at the front door of the Baker County Courthouse, 339 E. MacClenny Ave., MacClenny, FL at 11: oclock a.m. on the 10th day of January, 2013 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 7, Block I, SUBURBAN HEIGHTS, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 101, of the Public Records of Baker County, Florida Together with that certain 1991 Mobile Home VIN# GAFLM07A22135W2, permanently located thereon as a permanent xture and appurtenance thereto. Street Address: 7284 Southern States Nursery Road, Macclenny, FL 32063 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 21st day of November, 2012. AL FRASER Clerk of Circuit Court By:Tabitha Wilson Deputy Clerk Daniel S. Mandel, Esq. DANIEL S. MANDEL, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff 1900 N.W. Corporate Blvd., Ste. 305W Boca Raton, FL 33431 Tel: (561) 826-1740 Fax: (561) 826-1741 11/29-12/6c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 02-2012-CP-032 Division IN RE: ESTATE OF THOMAS M. DEVINE, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of THOMAS M. DEVINE, deceased, whose date of death was January 24, 2012; File Number 02-2012-CP-032, is pending in the Circuit Court for Baker County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 339 East Macclenny Avenue #113, Macclenny, FL 32063. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served, must le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of rst publication of this notice is: December 6, 2012. DAVID F. WILSEY Attorney for Personal Representative dwilsey@sher-wilsey-law.com Florida Bar No. 0652016 FIsher and Wilsey, PA 1000 16th Stret N. St. Petersburg, FL 33705 Telephone: 727-898-1181 DANIEL F. DEVINE Personal Representative 56 Hudson Street Attleboro, MA 02703 12/6-13c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 02-2012-CA-000054 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. DANIEL H. RISPOLI et al, Defendant(s). _____________________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 21, 2012 and entered in Case No. 02-2012-CA-000054 of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial Circuit in and for BAKER County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and DANIEL H. RISPOLI; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT EES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE BAKER COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 14th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 1, THE GLEN AT ST. MARYS, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 21-22 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 18211 CREWS ROAD, GLEN ST MARY, FL 32040-2525 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on November 27, 2012. Al Fraser Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Tabitha Wilson Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 **See Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Ms. Jan Phillips Human Resources Manager Alachua County Family/Civil Courthouse 201 E. University Avenue, Room 410 Gainesville, FL 32601 Phone: 352-337-6237 Fax: 352-374-5238 12/6-13c GRAYS LOCK & KEY MINI STORAGE 1169-1 S. 6TH STREET MACCLENNY, FL. 32063 Phone (904) 259-9022 The following units containing household items such as furniture, appliances, etc., will be sold by public auction at 9:00 am December 15, 2012 to satisfy back rent. The following tenants can claim their property back if rent is paid before this date: Name Unit # Frank Vickers 2 Roy Clark 17 Lisa Curtiss 18 Talia Enrica Hill 20 Kimberlly Robin Starling 21 Hazel C. Guthrie 34/46 Jennifer Bursed 63 Michelle Brannon 84 12/6c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 02-20125-CA-000151 Division: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff Vs. ERMAN COPHER, KAREN COPHER, ET AL Defendants _______________________________________ NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant: ERMAN COPHER 520 SHUEY ST.E MACCLENNY, FL 32063 54433 OGILVIE ROAD C ALLAHAN, FL 32011 8389 VICKI DRIVE MACCLENNY FL 32063 KAREN COPHER 520 SHUEY ST.E MACCLENNY, FL 32063 54433 OGILVIE ROAD C ALLAHAN, FL 32011 8389 VICKI DRIVE MACCLENNY FL 32063 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: PARCEL C A PART OF BLOCK 32 OF THE TOWN OF MACCLENNY AS PER PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN DEED BOOK D, PAGE 800 OF THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NW CORNER OF SAID BLOCK 32, AND RUN THENCE N 79 DEG 30 MIN 04 SEC E, ALONG THE SOUTHEASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SHUEY STREET A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE N 79 DEG 30 MIN 04 SEC E, STILL ALONG THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY A DISTANCE OF 99.08 FEET; THENCE S 10 DEG 37 MIN 53 SEC E, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF LANDS DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 8, PAGE 85 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, 200.00 FEET; THENCE S 79 DEG 30 MIN 12 SEC W, 101.29 FEET; THENCE N 10 DEG 00 MIN 00 SEC W, PARALLEL TO THE EAST LINE OF FIRST STREET, 200.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 520 SHUEY ST. E, MACCLENNY, FL 32063 Has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Udren Law Ofces, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 4651 Sheridan Street Suite 460, Hollywood, FL 33021 on or December 28, 2012, a date which is within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice in Baker County Press and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff`s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. You have 30 calendar days after the rst publication of this Notice to le a written response to the attached complaint with the clerk of this court. A phone call will not protect you. Your written response, including the case number given above and the names of the parties, must be led if you want the court to hear your side of the case. If you do not le your response on time, you may lose the case, and your wages, money, and property may thereafter be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may call an attorney referral service or a legal aid ofce (listed in the phone book). 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 proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Jan Phillips, ADA Coordinator, Alachua County Courthouse, 201 East University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 at (352) 337-6237 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notication if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing impaired call 711. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 28th day of November, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court by: Al Fraser By: Tabitha Wilson As Deputy Clerk 12/6-13c NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The North Florida Broadband Authority (NFBA) Board of Directors announces its regular monthly public meeting to which all interested persons are invited. The NFBA is a public body created by Interlocal Agreement pursuant to Section 163.01, Florida Statutes. The Wednesday, December 12, 2012 meeting will be held at the headquarters of the St. Johns River Water Management District, 4049 Reid Street /Highway 100 West, Palatka, FL 32177 at 2:00 p.m. The meeting agenda will be posted to the NFBA website at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled meeting. The Board will address general policy and operational matters of the NFBA. If a person decides to appeal any decision of the NFBA Board made at the meeting, such person may need a record of the proceedings, including the testimony and evidence upon which the decision was made. In accor dance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodations or an interpreter to participate in this meeting should contact Springeld Law, P.A. at (352) 371-9909 at least two business days prior to the date of the meeting. 12/6c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 02-2012-CA-000046 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. JAMES H. CORNN et al, Defendant(s). _________________________________/ NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 21, 2012 and entered in Case No. 02-2012-CA-000046 of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial Circuit in and for BAKER County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. is the Plaintiff and JAMES H. CORNN; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAMES H. CORNN; TENANT #1 N/K/A KAMERON MORRIS, and TENANT #2 N/K/A ANNA BRUNAM N/K/A ANNA BURNAM are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE BAKER COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 14th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: PART OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE 21 EAST, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SOUTHEAST 1/4; THENCE SOUTH 87 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 15 SECONDS WEST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST 1/4, A DISTANCE OF 105.78 FEET TO A POINT ON THE WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF A 50 FOOT ROAD FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS; CONTINUE THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 578.13 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE PARCEL OF LAND HEREIN DESCRIBED: CONTINUE THENCE SOUTHERLY ALONG SAID WESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 88.63 FEET TO A POINT; RUN THENCE SOUTH 77 DEGREES 22 MINUTES 21 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 450.00 FEET, TO THE WATERS OF THE SOUTH PRONG OF THE ST. MARYS RIVER, THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG THE MEANDERINGS OF SAID WATERS TO A POINT SOUTH 84 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 17 SECONDS WEST, 410.00 FEET, FROM THE POINT OF BEGINNING; RUN THENCE 84 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 17 SECONDS EAST, 410.00 FEET, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALSO KNOWN AS PARCEL 8. A/K/A 6879 SANDSDALE ROAD, MACCLENNY, FL 32063 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on November 27, 2012. Al Fraser Clerk of the Circuit Court By: Tabitha Wilson Deputy Clerk Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 **See Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Ms. Jan Phillips Human Resources Manager Alachua County Family/Civil Courthouse 201 E. University Avenue, Room 410 Gainesville, FL 32601 Phone: 352-337-6237 Fax: 352-374-5238 12/6-13c IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 02-2009-CA-000123 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR RASC 2007KS2, Plaintiff, vs. BILLY JOE GRIFFIS A/K/A BILLY J GRIFFIS; BRIANA S GRIFFIS A/K/A BRIANA S MOODY; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. _____________________________________/ RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Or der Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 20th day of November, 2012, and entered in Case No. 02-2009CA-000123, of the Circuit Court of the 8TH Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR RASC 2007KS2 is the Plaintiff and BILLY JOE GRIFFIS A/K/A BILLY J GRIFFIS, BRIANA S GRIFFIS A/K/A BRIANA S MOODY and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, front door of the Baker County Courthouse, 399 E. MacClenny Ave., MacClenny, FL., 11:00 AM on the 10th day of January, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4, SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE 22 EAST, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE RUN WEST 305.3 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE RUNNING WEST 154.7 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 210 FEET; THENCE RUN EAST 154.7 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 210 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. including the buildings, appurtenances, and xtures located thereon. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Under the American with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator at (352) 337-6237, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. If you are deaf or hard of hearing and require an ASL interpreter or an assisted listening device to participate in a proceeding, please contact Court Interpreting at interpreter@circuit8.org Dated this 21st day of November, 2012. AL FRASER Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: Tabitha Wilson Deputy Clerk Law Ofces of Marshall C. Watson, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 Telephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438 11/29-12/6c LEGA L NOTICES Anderson Quality ROOFING Metal & Shingle Reroofs & Roof Repairs Your hometown contractor! LIC.#RC00670032593300IN GOD WE TRUST.LICENSED & INSUREDLIC.#RB0067070LLC Woodlawn Kennels Quality Professional Care ....... . . . . . . .................. City of Macclenny Public NoticeRecycling receptacles/bins have been moved from the Minger Baseball Field location at North 6th Street (SR-121 North) and North Blvd West to the new location on Hartline Drive right outside the City Yard gates. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED TEXT AMENDMENT TO THE BAKER COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLANThe Baker County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, December 17, 2012 at 6:00 PM, or as soon thereafter as possible, in the Baker County Administration Building, 55 North Third Street, Macclenny Florida, to consider for adoption the proposed amendment to the Baker County Comprehensive Plan. Copies of said ordinance may be inspected by any member of the above mentioned date, all interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance which is titled as follows: ORDINANCE 2012 _____ 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 Departordinance are available for public inspection at the Baker County 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 proSubject Property is located south of Mud Lake Road on Shelly Lane in Sec. 243S-21 The Glen St. Mary Town Council appears willing to enter into a lease with Vystar Credit Union to place an automated teller on property the town owns on US 90 just west of the post ofThree members of the board present during a special meeting the evening of December 3 authorized Mayor Juanice Padgett to present a rough draft of a pact to the Jacksonville-based Vystar, proached her last summer. Ms. Padgett made an oblique mention of a potential lease during the towns November meet ing, but declined to reveal the interested entity. She called this weeks special meeting to brief the board after The Baker County Press obtained past correspondence with Vystar, citing Floridas Public Records Act. Council members (Dickie Foster was absent due to a death in his family) appeared to favor an agreement in which Vystar fronts paving and other costs on the southeast corner of the lot, and the town holds off collecting an estimated $5000 annual lease fee for two years. E-mail correspondence between Mayor Padgett and Jackie Robinson, manager of Vystars branch on South 6th in Macclenny, indicates the mayor balked at a suggestion that the town put forth an initial estimated $10,000 outlay for site prep, paving and four security lights. The mayor was advised by Glen attorney Joel Foreman of Lake City during the November monthly meeting that private meetings of the council with Vystar representatives violate Floridas Sunshine Law. She then deferred further discussions pending the special meeting held this week. Councilman Jack Reneau lobbied for a pact that has Vystar fronting the capital investment including a horseshoe paving circuit and the town forgoing any revenue for two years. He also suggested Vystar pay lighting costs in addition to utilities it will already pay for operation of the ATM. The existing letter of intent sent to Mayor Padgett on November 19 obligates the credit union for cost of the unit and the pad that it sits on. A Macclenny man was sentenced in circuit court on November 27 to one year and a day in prison after pleading no contest to selling pre scription pills to an undercover buyer in September, 2011. Dustin Flick, 22, pleaded to twin counts of sale of controlled drugs actual remaining time is relatively short because he gets credit for 202 days in county jail. Judge Phyllis Rosier ordered him onto probation with drug offender sanctions for 18 months following release. He is also liable for a $375 investigative fee. Court records show Mr. Flick and a female co-defendant sold $75 worth of pills to a buyer working for the sheriffs department at a residence on Sylvester Manning Rd. near Macclenny. In other cases, Phillip Bennett III entered a similar plea to sale and possession of marijuana, and possession of paraphernalia and drew a 330-day county jail sentence, less 85 days already in jail. Three companion charges were dropped. Judge Rosier ordered him to get a GED high school degree. term for breaking into both Baker County Middle School and the district school bus garage in November, 2010. The state agreed to drop 10 related counts in the plea agreement that also calls for Mr. Jones to pay $7300 restitution for property damage. He will be on probation for three years following release. The time he was in county jail will count as punishment for a petty theft charge. bation for Austin Thomas in return for his plea to aggravated assault with intent to commit a felony. pleas in circuit court during a November 6 session. They include Marlin Mette, six months followed by six months on probation for violation of a protection injunction; Casey Woolf, 90 days for possession of a controlled drug and disorderly intoxication; Felicity Crawford, a year for child abuse and revoked a previous probation; Adam Hunter, eight months for grand theft; Brandon Taylor, eight months followed by 38 months on probation for burglary, grand theft and forgery. fender sanctions. They include Christopher Schantz, one year for vioard Eddins, two years followed by a two-year probation for sale of a controlled drug (plus $700 for investigative costs); Shirley Patton, six months for violating probation, followed by another year and a half probation. Derrick Holliman will be on probation 18 months for introducing contraband into a state prison, and James Slattery one year for carryMIKE ANDERSON P RESS ST AFF Baker County school employ ees from custodians and bus drivers to clerical workers and administrators should have a little more joy in their hearts and jingle in their pockets this giftgiving holiday season. Pay raises and bonuses are on the way. All non-instructional employees who are eligible for a step increase on the salary schedule will receive it and an additional onetime payment of $300. The $300 bonus also will be given to new employees still at step zero on the pay scale. Additionally, a $500 one-time gift will go to those who have reached the top of the pay scale and are no longer eligible for an other step increase. The monetary rewards were part of a new 3-year contract with the Baker County School Related (non-instructional) Personnel union members just hours before the school board approved the measure on November 20. Superintendent Sherrie Raulerson expressed appreciation for management and union negotiators working together in a spirit of cooperation to reach a mutuDavid Davis, executive director of teaching and learning, also praised both sides for their many hours at the negotiating table hammering out details in a 42-page collective bargaining agreement, which also addresses numerous other issues including grievance procedures, working conditions, vacation and sick leave and other employee benMr. Davis also offered a theory quite unanimous. The vote was 182 yeses to one no, Mr. Davis said during the board meeting. We think the one no vote might have been accidentally checked off. The contract offers monetary rewards for lon gevity and incen tives to those still in the early stages of their career, such as $500 added to the base salary of employees beginning their 20th year of service and continuing through the 25th year of service. Those who have completed 25 years of non-instructional em ployment are eligible to receive an additional $900 as part of their base salary in years 26 through 30. The same additional $900 is available to those who have completed 30 years of service up to a The non-instructional union represents just about every school district worker other than classroom teachers and school administrators. Membership includes cafeteria workers, bus drivers, building maintenance workers, custodians, mechanics and clerks. In addition to non-instructional personnel, the school board approved higher pay for administrative secretaries and other per employees because they deal with information dential. They were approved for step pay increases and a one-time payment of $300, or $500 for those who have topped out and are no longer eligible for a step advancement. Finally, the board approved step increases for all individual school and district-wide admin istrators who are eligible for a salary bump, as well as a onetime payment of $450 for those on steps 1 to 25. Board members indicated that higher raises and bonuses might be forthcoming in the future if the economy improves and state education dollars become more plentiful. When times get better well do better, said Dwight Crews, who recently won reelection after 28 years on the board. We appreciate all of our employees and their hard work and willingness to cooperate with the board. Board member Patricia Weeks, who also won reelection this fall, said that school district employees work hard for their money and deserve even more than the board was able to pay them. Well never be able to give you what youre worth, she said. We thank you. The new contract with noninstructional personnel is effective from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2015. Board members said they were just glad the raises and bonuses were able to be approved in time to help employees with their Christmas shopping. In other business matters, the board: a second year as chairman and Mrs. Weeks to a second year as vice chair. hope will increase the percentage of Baker High students who continue their education in college after graduation. The board approved a deal with the College Board, which administers college entrance exams like the SAT and ACT. Under the agreement, which Principal Tom Hill worked out with the New York City testing authority, the College Board will administer the SAT to some 300 juniors in February free of charge. the high school in that it allows the opportunity for the SAT to be given during school hours, Mr. Hill said in a letter to Superintendent Sherrie Raulerson and the school board. Approval of this contract waives the $50 fee for each test leaving the students and the district with no charge. This is a fantastic opportunity for our students. According to the College Readiness System Products Agree ment, 306 Baker High juniors are scheduled to take the SAT on February 27. ed improvement plans for each school in the 2012-13 year. The plans document strategies and objectives for boosting academic performance, classroom attendance, parental participation and other categories. The improvement plans provide a framework for analyzing problems, identifying underlying causes and addressing instructional issues in schools. One year, a day for sale of pills to undercover buyer BAKER COUNTY SCHOOL BO ARD BAKER COUNTY SCHOOL BO ARDNon-teachers will see bonuses, too When times get better, well do better. We appreciate all of our employees and their hard work ...Dwight CrewsSchool board member on future bonusesWe get to launch something that should be benecial for many years to come.Susan VoorheesDirector of Accountability and Special Programs Baker County School District Out of County SubscribersFed up with your copy of The Press arriving late, or not at all? We have a cost-effective solution to your problem.Subscribe to our E edition @ www.bakercountypress.com PRESS CLASSIFIEDS ONLY$6.00 cash/check Deadline M onday at 5:00 THE BAKER COUN T Y PRESS ADVERTISING DEADLINE Monday at 5:00 pm Check it out...www.bakercountypress.com


ursday, December 6, 2012 T B C P Page 9 Page8DECEMBER 6, 2012 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 Sanderson Congregational Holiness ChurchCR 127 N., Sanderson, FL Sunday School 10:00 am Morning Worship 11:00 amSunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm Wed. Evening Prayer Serv. 7:30 pmPastor: Oral E. Lyons The Road to CalvaryCorner of Madison & Stoddard Glen St. Mary Rev. Tommy & Doris AndersonYouth Director Rebecca LauramorePhone: 904-259-2213Sunday School: . . . . . . 10:00 am Sunday Morning Service . . 11:00 am Sunday Evening Service . . 6:00 pm Wednesday Night . . . . . 7:30 pm 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 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. Lauramore welcomes all 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 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 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 MACCLENNY CHURCH OF CHRIST573 S. 5th St. 259-6059Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am Fellowship 10:30 am 11:00 amWorship Services 11:00 am Wed. Bible Study 7:00 pmMinister Sam F. Kitching 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 LadyBug Consignment28 Railroad Ave., in Midtown Center Macclenny | 904-300-7251Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. & Sat. 11 am 7:30 pm Wed. 11 am 5 pmwww.facebook.com/LadyBugConsignment Clothes, lots of plus-size clothes, furniture & so much more! We specialize in prom/pageant dresses!Accepting Consignments CITY OF MACCLENNY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING REVISIONS TO THE INDUSTRIAL, WAREHOUSE ZONING DISTRICT REGULATIONSe City Commission of the City of Macclenny, Florida shall con sider rst reading of Ordinance No. 13-08, A BILL TO BE EN TITLED AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 478 OF THE UNIFIED LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS OF THE CITY OF MACCLENNY, FLORIDA; TO REVISE SEC TIONS 48B AND AFFECTING THE LIST OF PER MITTED USES AND STRUCTURES AS WELL AS THE LIST OF PERMITTED USES BY SPECIAL EXCEPTION IN THE INDUSTRIAL, WAREHOUSE IW ZONING DISTRICT; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. e Industrial, Warehouse (IW) zoning district allows for a vari ety of storage, warehousing and light industrial operations. e existing land development regulations for the IW zoning district contain certain permitted uses which would be more appropriate if controlled as to the number, area, location or relation to the sur rounding neighborhood. e City Commission will be consider ing revisions that would cause certain uses to still be permitted in the IW zoning district, but only by special exception. Uses and structures permitted by special exception are approved by the City Commission after they insist upon conditions that assure the use is most compatible with the surrounding neighborhood. A public hearing on rst reading of the proposed Ordinance will be held on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 in the City Commis sion Chambers at City Hall, 118 East Macclenny Avenue, Mac clenny, Florida. e City Commission meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the public hearing will be held shortly after the meet ing is called to order. ere shall be no vote by the City Commis sion regarding this Ordinance at this meeting. A public hearing requiring City Commission action on the proposed Ordinance will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 in the City Commission Chambers. Interested persons may appear at the hearings and be heard regarding the adoption of the proposed revisions. e proposed Ordinance may be obtained from the oce of the City Clerk at City Hall on Monday through Friday during regular business hours. Should any person decide to appeal any decision made as a result of this hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record of these proceedings is made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the City Manager at (904) 259-0972 at least 48 hours prior to the time of the hearing. Dr. Nancy E. DavieLicensed Mental Health Counselor259-1758 117 S. Fifth St.Marital Stress Depression Anxiety Trauma ADHD Eating Disorders Addiction Behavioral Relationships First Baptist Churchof MacclennyIt Feels Like Home372 S. Sixth Street at W. Minnesota Ave. Directions from I-10: Take Exit 335 N. Go 1.3 miles North on Hwy. 121 See steeple on left Broadcast Live on WJXR 92.1 FM each Sunday Morning @ 11:00 am SUNDAY SERVICESSunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:45 am & 6:00 pmWEDNESDAY SERVICESPrayer & Bible Study 6:00 pm Awana for Children 6:00 pm Youth Group 6:00 pm Dr. Edsel M. Bone Senior Pastor GUERRYFUNERAL HOME rff www.guerryfuneralhome.net r f 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 JOEL ADDINGTON N EWS EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comBaker County High Schools graduation rate jumped this year by nearly 8 percent, giving the district the tenth highest yearover-year increase in the state. The Florida Department of Education released graduation rates for the 2011-12 school year last week. They show gains in most Florida counties and in the region. This school, its students and its teachers rock! said BCHS principal Tom Hill in an e-mail to his faculty last week. We are district champs on the playing heads high and be proud of your work! Last spring the high school graduated 72.8 percent of the freshmen who entered the school in 2007-08, excluding GED and special diplomas recipients no longer included in the graduation rate calculation. The local graduation rate is below the state average of 74.5 percent, but its also the third highest in the region behind Nassau (89 percent) and St. Johns (86 percent) counties. Nassau County posted the highest graduation rate among all public high schools in Florida. Duval, Clay, Union, Bradford, Columbia, Suwannee and Putnam counties all posted lower rates than Baker County. Even though we were below the state average, we out-performed the vast majority of districts around us, Mr. Hill said during a telephone interview early this week. Another countys graduation rate intrigued the principal, however, that of Dixie County, which rose by 24.6 percent, partly due to a dismal rate from the previous year. Dixie County graduated 52.5 percent of its four-year students in 2010-11 before boosting the share to 77.1 percent for 2011-12. Mr. Hill said he was very in terested in what Dixie County may be doing, considering the size of the increase. It was an incredible change, he said. Theyre a small school district similar to us and they showed tremendous growth. The state also tracks drop-out rates, both for the high schools full student body during a single year and for the group of students who began the ninth grade four years prior. Baker Countys single-year dropout rate spiked in 2009-10 to 3.8 percent but has since declined to 1.9 percent for 2011-12, which is on par with the states single-year rate. The rates above reflect students in 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades who dropped out during the last school year. Among the 356 students who started BCHS in 2007-08 and didnt get held back or receive a GED or special diploma, the drop-out rate was higher at 8.1 percent versus 4.9 percent state wide. State data also shows that black and hispanic students continue to be more likely to drop out than white students. Here the single-year drop-out rate for blacks in 2011-12 was 4.6 percent compared to 3.6 percent for hispanics and 1.4 percent among whites. Given the new data, Mr. Hill said he expects the high school to either retain its B letter grade from the state or fall to a C grade. He said school grades should be released next month, but hes uncertain which label the school will get. However, the principal said, the information were see ing is so close to what weve seen previously, its probably not going to change very much.Floy Lee Foster, 77, of Glen diesFloy Lee Foster, 77, of Glen St. Mary, Florida died on December 1, 2012 at W. Frank Wells Nursing Home with family by her side. She was born in Macclenny on November 9, 1935 to the late James Mor ris Johnson and Mittie Dugger Johnson. Floy was a lifelong resident of Baker County, Florida and attended the Christian Fellowship Temple. For many years she was a homemaker and caretaker who enjoyed playing Bingo, garage selling and tending to her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of more than 50 years, Richard Dexter Foster, and her sister Eloise Bryant. Mrs. Foster is survived by her loving children Dickie (Debbie) Foster of Glen St. Mary and Nancy (Robert) Sikes of Macclenny; grandchildren Melissa (Mark) Taylor, Robbie (Stephanie) Foster, Michael (Carrie) Sikes and Shawn Sikes; great-grandchildren, Morrissa, Masey, Lani, Gavan, Markayla, Dexter and Ty. The funeral service for Mrs. Foster was held on Wednesday, December 5 at 11 am at V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services chapel in Macclenny with pastors David and Timmy Thomas officiating. Interment followed at Cedar Creek Cemetery.Wanda King, 70, dies November 29Wanda Irene King of Perry, FL, 70, died on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at Shands Gainesville. Mrs. King was born in Havana, FL, on June 24, 1942, to the late Homer Turk and the former Ruby Irene Keene. She lived in Macclenny before moving to Perry in 2005, and enjoyed flower gardening and attending her church. Mrs. King was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Gene Turk. She is survived by sons Doyle King of Perry and Dar rell (Heather) King of Live Oak; daughters Anelia Futch of Cross City and Brenda (Dan) Hodges of St. George, GA.; brothers Herman Turk of Virginia Beach, Va., Kenneth Turk of Macclenny and Larry Turk of Glen St. Mary; sister-in-law Jeanette Turk of Denham, LA; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. The funeral service for Mrs. King was held at Salem Baptist Purity on Sunday, December 2 at 3 pm with Bro. Bobby Joe Hires officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Joe P. Burns Funeral Home of Perry was in charge of arrangements.Castile Williams, dies November 29Castile Williams, 91, of Margaretta died at her residence on November 28, 2012. She was the widow of Deacon Luther Farmer and, later, of Elder Lucious Williams, and was also preceded in death by Samuel Farmer, Lucille Young and Clinton Farmer. F loy F osterIn loving memory of Maranda (MeMe) MerrettA million times Ive needed you, a million times Ive cried. If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died. In life I loved you dearly, in death I love you still. In my heart you hold a place no one heart to lose you, but you didnt go alone. Part of me went with you, the day God took you home. JADA, MOMA, DADDY, GRANDMA, PAPPY, GRANNY, SISTERS AND FAMILY In loving memory of Jerry R. Moran We love you and miss you! YOUR WIFE AND CHILDREN,GRANDCHILDREN AND GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN In loving memory of Kyle E. Newmans Happy Birthday in Heaven My Son From the moment you were born, we were so proud of you. I would always like to look ahead and think what you might do, or become. You fuland dreams by being the wonderful person you were. Even at only eighteen years old, you had touched so many peoples lives. Today you would be 23 years old, and into a wonderful man you would have grown. I know today youll celebrate this day in Heaven with the Lord above, and it will be a day love. Oh, how much we long to see you, and celebrate with you again someday. We will never forget you, our son, and you will always and forever be loved! Happy 23rd birthday in Heaven, Kyle. LOVE, MOM, DAD, NANA, BAY BAY, KOREY In loving memory of Lauren Christine Reinhard When you see a pink and purple sky, think of me and do not cry. I am in Heaven above, shining down on you with goodness and love. You may think Im gone but do not weep, for I am with you; I do not sleep. I watch over you day and night. You are never out of my sight. Do not regret for Im not mad. Only love here now, no more sad ... LCR. Lauren, we miss your beautiful smile every day. YOUR LOVING FAMILY AND FRIENDS Jordan Sommise, victim of accidentJordan Alexis Sommise, 14, a lifelong resident of Jacksonville, died in a vehicle accident in Baker County on December 1, 2012. Jordan was originally from Glen St. Mary and a member of Normandy Park Baptist Church, where she was active in the youth group. She loved coun try music, mud bogging and was a social butterfly who loved spending time with family and friends. She was loved by so many people. Survivors include her mother Cynthia Griner; father Duane Sommise (Wendy); maternal grandmother Caroline Speer; paternal grandparents David and Peggy Brown; brothers Daniel and Michael Sommise; sisters Robbyn Kilpatrick (Adam), Stephanie Griner; step-sister Lynn Marie Peek; niece Karrigan Kilpatrick; numerous friends. The funeral service for Ms. Sommise will be held on Satur day, December 8 at 11 am at the First Baptist Church of Glen St. Mary with Pastor Mike Ragland officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday, Decem ber 7 from 5-8 pm at Fraser Funeral Home. Jordan Sommise=Its time to get into the holiday spirit and there is no better way to do it than A Broadway in Baker Christmas, the BCHS Drama Departments annual celebration of the season in music and song. A Broadway in Baker Christmas runs December 6, 7, 8 at 7 pm and December 9 at 2 pm in the BCHS auditorium. The show features a variety of traditional songs and is done in conjunction with the Baker County Community Theatre, so there are a mixture of older and newer performers. The large cast singers include Ana Tomas, Derrica and Trey Or berg, Jeff Rowe, Kristie Shook, Jacob Cranford, Harli Livingston, Eden and Bella Crews, Maci bekah McNeil, Megan Crawford, Abigail Carpenter, Darian Carter, Seth Clarkson, Riann Per kins, Cindi Fisher, Corlis Raulerson, Amanda Rhoden, Cameron Kirby, Caitlin Crawford, Colton Butcher, Jesse Lambright, Dalton Alligood, Allison Wagstaff, Jillian Hodges, Elena Tomas, Hunter Williams, Megan Powell, Bobbi Fisher, Shelby Hodges, Emily Kukucka, Alyssa Rawlins, Markayla Taylor, Lauren Fiser, Raulerson, Marci Davis, Blayne Fraser, Rachel Mechum, Loriann Bliss and Stephanie Rawlins. rows are available by calling 2596286. General admission seating is on sale at the door.Dawkins Lodge meeting Dec. 11thDawkins Lodge #60 will meet on Tuesday, December 11 to determine the future of the Masonic Lodge on US 90 in Macclenny. Dinner will be at 6:30 pm, followed by a meeting an hour later. All members have been notified along with their dues notice, and are urged to be mindful of their masonic obligations. Please attend this important BY LYNN DEENDuring the holidays, we are all busy with places to go and family to see. What if you were a child who had been taken away from their parents due to neglect, abuse or abandonment and were in a home with strangers with no place to go and no family to see? This is the time of year for thanksgiving and a chance to make the choice to clear a few hours a month from your schedule to advocate for these children. Become a Guardian ad Litem volunteer. Be the person for the children who desperate ly need someone to stand up for them, to be there for them and to believe that they have something to offer the world. Be by their side not only to advocate for their best interest in court, but to support them through lonely and distressing circumstances that no one should face alone. Your input to children safe and permanent homes. Guardian volunteers are ordinary people doing extraordi nary work. The program offers free training, legal and staff assistance. Volunteers commit to at least one year and about 10 hours per month. The next classes starts January 14. Sign up before the holidays. Be moved to make time to be there for the child. Be moved to share your blessings. Call 904966-6237 or go to www.gal.ala AL ICIA LAMB ORNHORTICU L TURE A GENT BAKER C OUNTY E XTENSION S ERVICE The master gardener program is a national network of volunteers who help the Exten sion Service by extending unbi ased, research-based horticultural information to people in our community. This is a great opportunity for anyone who en joys helping others and wants to volunteer their time. In Baker County, master gardener volunteers work in homeowner questions, creating educational materials, and planning educational programs. Volunteers also help plant and maintain demonstration gardens gardening programs for adults and youth. Not a gardener? No problem gardening knowledge and experience are not a requirement for acceptance into the program. We will teach you all about gar dening, but most importantly, we will give you the training you need to assist the community that relies on our services. We are currently looking for volunteers who can dedicate approximately six hours of their time each month. Those with computer skills are needed to staff the master swers to peoples questions with the option of writing gardening articles for our newsletter and/ or creating educational materials for programs and events. For those without computer skills, we are in need of volunteers to help maintain the teaching garmany volunteer positions available, and regardless of which one is right for you, training is provided for all of them. The master gardener volun teer training will take place at the Baker County Extension Ofary 5 through March 2 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am to 1 pm. The cost of the training is $50 ($60 for couples). There is no cost for returning volunteers who completed the training in previous years. Please refer to the updated Baker County master gardener application packet for full program details and requirements. For an application packet, visit the Master Gardener page on our website at http://baker. at 1025 W. Macclenny Ave (Hwy 90) in Macclenny. The telephone number is 259-3520.Christmas songs galore at BCHS Graduation rate jumpsVolunteer guardian training COPIESBlack & white/Full colorT O M110 South Fifth St.Online C CLet people know whats going onpost your special event online bakercountypress.com Spend 75 to buy T B C P &SAVE OVER $100/WEEK! Press Advertising Deadline Monday 5:00 PM


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China cabinet, $100. 259-7997 or 904655-6221. 12/6p Hoyer lift with 2 slings. Used 2 months. $150. 904-945-9330. 12/6p 2004 Honda Shadow. 11,000 miles, always garage kept. Custom pipes, bars and motor upgrades. $4000 OBO. Call 904477-7713. 12/6-13p 1966 Ford Galaxy, 2 door, hardtop; very nice inside and out; new tires, new engine. $5500. 904-653-2172. 12/6p Extended holiday hours at the Franklin Mercantile. Now open Thursdays through Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Plenty of adorable handcrafted ornaments, ready to personalize while you shop. Railroad crossing in Glen. 259-6040. 11/29tfc 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 Green microsuede sofa and loveseat, $600 for both OBO; electrical adjustable bed base, queen, $450; food sealer, $50; chocolate fountain, $40; Hitachi 1080 PSI 57 HDTV, $500; Casio keyboard with bench, $135; new telescope, computer ized, $150. 904-502-5654 or 904-3970277. 11/29-12/6p Hand-made headstones, double and single, $150-$250; China cabinet, $150; 52" TV, $200. 904-874-7860. 12/6p Camille Beckman hand cream, Root candles, unique gift items. Southern Charm 110 S. 5th Street. 259-4140. 4/28tfc Horse bedding material, shavings and saw dust, dry. Delivery available. 2592900. 3/22tfc Ofce Supplies, printer and fax cartridges, rubber stamps and much more. We specialize in hard to nd items. The Ofce Mart, 110 S. 5th Street. 259-3737. 4/28tfc Seasoned rewood. $80, cord. Deliv ered and stacked. Call Bruce 904-8383130. 11/1-12/27p We install 6 seamless gutters. Pressure washing. 259-7335. 8/11tfc Broyhill dark cherry table and 4 chairs and China cabinet. $300. 904-271-1992. 12/6p MISCELLANEOUS Alcoholics anonymous meetings Monday and Friday at 8 pm. Call Wanda 904-9947750. 209 Macclenny Ave. 3/1-12/27p Irenes Cleaning Service. Residential or commercial. 259-9541 or 210-605-8111. 12/6p Wanted: reasonably priced motor home, pull behind or camper. 904-502-5654 or 904-397-0277. 11/29-12/6p Affordable housecleaning. Free estimates; trustworthy and dependable. Refer ences available. Samantha 904-424-5339. 12/6-13p A UTOMOBILES 2004 Toyota Tundra, 4 door, sprayed -in bed liner, running boards, sun roof, 150,000 miles. One owner; good condition, non-smoker. 904-237-7703. 12/6-13p 1998 Mercury Grand Marquis. 91,000 miles; good running car. $3500. Call 2597559. 12/6p 1998 Dodge Ram 1500. 4 wheel drive; 113,000 miles. $3750. 386-234-0029. 12/6-27p Dogs: all types from puppies to adults. Animal Control, $65 adoption fees will apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc LOST LOST: Black and tan long hair German Shepard; missing from Mudlake Road Saturday. If you have seen, contact Brenda 904-400-8247 or 904-275-2584. 12/6p HELP WANTED 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 Macclenny Nursing and Rehab is cur rently accepting applications for CNA activity assistants. Conducts and assists with activity programs as assigned by manager; completes assessments and documentation in an accurate and timely manner; assists with escorting residents to and from activities; provides personal care (ADLs) and services as needed. Qualications include active Certied Nursing Assistant, high school diploma or equivalent; previous experience in healthcare setting preferred and computer experience. An EEO/AA Employer/M/F/V/D 12/6-13c Womens Center of Jacksonville is seeking a Victim Advocate/Program Coor dinator for Baker County. Will provide rape crisis intervention, advocacy, support, case management and be responsible for working collaboratively with other agencies. Position requires a self-motivated individual with great communication skills. Familiarity with the criminal justice system is a must. Spanish speaking and awareness of feminism and womens issues is a plus. Email a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to hr@womenscenterofjax.org. 11/29-12/6p Drivers: all miles paid (loaded and empty). Home on the weekends. Running Class-A CDL atbed. Lease to own, no money down. Call 866-823-0323. 12/6p Experienced professional painters needed. Must have tools and transportation to shop. Call Peacock Painting. 2595877. 12/6tfc Roong sales/foreman needed. Expe rience and drivers license and drug test required. 866-959-7663. 12/6-13p REAL ESTATE Notice to Readers All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any 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 accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings adver tised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination, call HUD toll free at 1-800669-9777. The toll free telephone number for the impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 3 BR, 2 BA mobile home with land. Need to sell quickly. $13,000 cash only. 904373-1373. 12/6p 3 BR, 2 BA house on 5 acres, in country. All tile except bedrooms. Barn; pool. 904275-3200 or 904-312-2559. 12/6-20p 2 acres on Little St. Marys River. Well, septic, power pole, garage, shed, $45,000. 259-3300 or 904-591-2790. 10/18tfc I buy houses and mobile homes. All cash. 904-373-1373. 11/29-12/27p 4 BR, 2 BA, 2 story house, needs minor repairs. $65,000 cash; one time offer. 904-874-7860. 12/6p 3 BR, 2 BA brick ranch, 1700 SF. New metal roof, screened backporch, carport on 1.33 acres. Also, 1200 SF detached garage/workshop. Motivated seller will sell for balance owed plus closing cost. 292 Horseshoe Loop, off St. Marys River Bluff Road. Right across FL/GA line. Call 912-843-8228. 11/29-12/20p 3.1 acres on St. Marys River. Beautiful white sand beach, sh pond, two sheds, all utilities, well, septic tank, electrical and water. 1263 St. Marys River Bluff Road, on Georgia side of river. $49,900. Call 706-204-8716. 11/22-12/6p I buy houses. Cash! Quick sale, fair price. Offer guaranteed. Call 904-425-5132. 8/30-2/21/13p 3.46 acres, north Sanderson, set up for mobile home $42,000. Owner nancing. Call 904-813-1580. 2/10tfc FOR RENT 3 BR, 2 BA brick house with shed, CH/A, fenced backyard. $900/month plus deposit. 259-6849. 12/6p 2 BR, 1 BA mobile home. Service animals only. $550/month plus $500 deposit. 904314-4034. 12/6p 3 BR, 2 BA, clean mobile home in Woodlawn area; nice yard. 8695 Hillcrest Drive. $800/month. 904-813-1580 or 259-2255. 11/22tfc 2 BR, 1 BA SW mobile home on Mudlake Road. CH/A. $450/month. 259-4884. 12/6p 3 BR, 2 BA MH in Maxville. CH/A, W/D hook-up, on 1 acre. Good neighborhood, close to schools. $600/month plus deposit. 904-289-7784 or 904-591-1763. 11/29-12/6p 2 BR, 2 BA MH. $600/month plus $500 deposit. 904-923-2191. 11/29-12/27p 1 BR, 1 BA large live-in RV. Great for single person. $99 a week; includes electric. Call Jeff 904-891-1919 or 904-900-8888. 12/6p 2 BR, 2 BA SW mobile home. Extra large master bedroom with bath and walk-in closet. Dishwasher, water softener, stor age shed; on acre in Glen. Service ani mals only. References required. $750/ month plus $600 deposit. 259-2121. 12/6tfc 2 BR, 1 BA duplex, all appliances including washer and dryer. $650/month, $650 deposit. 259-3300 or 904-591-2790. 10/18tfc 2 BR, 2 BA mobile home. CH/A, on 1 acre lot. $550/month, plus rst, last and $300 deposit. 259-7335. 11/15tfc 1 acre mobile home lot in Macclenny. Ready for mobile home. 259-6735 .11/8tfc Clean 3 BR, 1 BA home, nice yard, in Sanderson area, $750/month. Call 8131580 or 259-2255. 9/13tfc Mobile Homes, 2 and 3 BR, A/C, service animals only. $500-575 plus deposit. 904860-4604. 9/1tfc Mobile homes 2 and 3 BR from $350 to $575/month plus deposit. Garbage, water, sewage and lawn care included. First months rent pro-rated 912-843-8165 or 904-219-2690. 9/6tfc COMMERCIAL FR Professional retail office space for lease. Prime location on Hwy 121 Call 259-9022 for details. 11/3tfc MOBILE HOMES Very solid. Used Jacobsen; very clean. 28X66 3 BR, 2 BA. $28,500. Set-up with AC. 259-4663. 12/6-27c Like new 2002 Horton. $37,500. Set-up with AC, french doors, new appliances. Call 259-4663. 12/6-27c Used singlewides, like new. Very clean. Starting at $16,900; set-up. Call 2594663. 12/6-27c Best deals of the year. 2012 models must go. 7 homes, 10K off, with furniture, 4 BR for $55K, set-up. Call 259-4663. 12/6-27c 32X80 Palm Harbor. 4BR, 2 BA. Land equity, only $450. 904-783-4619. 12/613c 16X80. Little TLC needed. Only $6500. 904-783-4619. 12/6-13c Used singlewide, 1100 SF, only $250/ month. 904-783-4619. 12/6-13c Lot model only. 3 BR, 2 BA; delivered free. Only $275/month. 904-783-4619. 12/6-13c Dollar and a deed can get you a 3 BR, 2 BA, only $275/month. 904-783-4619. 12/6-13c New 2013 3 BR, 2 BA. Only $275/month. 904-783-4619. 12/6-13c FOR SALE ANIMALS YARD SALES Friday, 8:00 a.m.-? 555 North Lowder Street. Multi-family. Friday, 8:00 a.m.-? 449 South College Street. Little bit of everything. Friday, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 1328 Copper Oaks Court. 2nd annual re-decorating sale is inside the studio and yard sale is outside. Lots of good stuff; jr. jeans, nice accessories, jewelry, toys. Dont miss it. Call 904-4774107 for more information. Friday, 9:00 a.m.-? 360 S. 7th Street, Macclenny. Friday and Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-? 1st house on right on Bob Burnsed Road, off 125 N. Baby items, home decor, etc. Friday and Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-? 84 N. 4th Street. Between 90 and NEFCOM phone company. Moving. Friday and Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-? US 90 west to 229 north, Sanderson; cross railroad tracks, 2nd road on left. Lots of Christmas decor and great Christmas gifts. Clothes for everyone; men, women and kids, all sizes; shoes. Great prices; too much to list. Worth the drive. Friday and Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Old Nursery Plantation, 7818 N. Court. Toyota truck with aluminum atbed; Mantis tiller, Husqvarna weed eater; 14 gallon tow behind yard sprayer; utility storage cabinet; automobile battery, boxes of assorted nails and hardware; pvc pipes; air compressor; planters; wall sconces; curtain rod; clothes; household items, jewelry; CDs, magazines and much more. Friday and Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 9871 S. Clinton Avenue. Multi-family; furniture, household items, adult and childrens clothes, toys, etc. Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 13693 N. SR 121. No early birds. Wii with games, childrens board games, household items and clothes. Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Follow signs; 121 N., Geor gia line, right on Bluehole Road. Christmas ceramics and toys, in box gifts, clean clothes, scrubs, mens shed items. Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 464 Azalea Drive, off Miltondale. Multi-family; baby items, TV, kids toys, new mens Levis, size 34/30; too much to mention. Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-? 125 Rhoden Drive, off Barber Road, behind McDonalds. Toys, clothes, household and much more. NOW AVAILABLE 1 and 2 BedroomsBaldwin GroveAPARTMENTS904-266-4070T.T.D. 1-800-955-8771RENTAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE TO QUALIFIED APPLICANTSThis institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. LAND FOR SALE 1-5 AcresHomes or Mobile Homes Owner Financing904-259-6431Thomas Rhoden, Realtor 500 DOLLARS & DEEDis all you need to move into your new Manufactured & Modular HomeCALL PAT800-414-2130 Tired of the Same Ol Thing? If youre planning to make some replacements this holiday season, we can take care of your sewing machine or some old furniture, were THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS CLASSIFIEDS$6 FOR 20 WORDS20 each additional word Call: 259 or Email: The Baker County Press 104 South Fith Street Do you like a job with variety? Do you enjoy selling? Are you creative? Does becoming part of the team that produces your hometown newspaper appeal to you?T B C Phas a position open for a full-time advertising sales representative We are looking for a people-oriented person who is creative and energetic. The ap plicant must have a car and good driving record. We oer an attractive base pay struc ture plus commission and benets. Send a letter and resume to: Publisher Jim McGauley The Baker County Press P.O. Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063 PUMP SERVICE AND PRESSURE WASHING2 & 4 wells Residential & Commercial Call Jason904-305-968011/29-12/13pANGEL AQUA, INC.Water Quality Treatment We can improve your water Water softeners Iron lters Sales Rentals Service Repairs Ask us about our Chemical Free systems Morton Salt Keep Full Salt Delivery Service 797 S. 6th Street, Macclenny259-66727/12tfcDROPTINE T AXIDERMYState Award Winning Taxidermy Hydro-dip Available904-408-137912/6-27pRONNIE SAPP WELL DRILLINGWater treatment 904-259-6934Licensed Florida and Georgia11/19tfc CONNIE F. 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The Ofce Mart 110 South Fifth Street259-3737 5/19tfc DEPENDABLE HEATING, AC AND ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR 259-6546Elec. license # EC-0001471 AC license # CA-C057649 2/10tfcPUMP REPAIR2 or 4 wells shallow or deepCall 904-259-4580Licensed and insuredCFC056961 12/6-27pTrenching & Light Backhoe Work Call 904-259-4580Licensed and insuredCFC056961 12/6-27pRICH LAURAMORE CONSTRUCTION, INC.Custom homes 259-4893 or 403-4781 cell RR License No. 282811470 11/19tfcLAND CLEARING A little or a lot904-521-15062/10tfc GATEWAY PEST CONTROL, INC. 259-3808All types of pest control Call Eston, Shannon or Bill Ask about our re ant control6/26tfcKONNIES KLEAR POOLSIn-ground and above ground pools Installation available 698-E West Macclenny Ave. (Aardvark Shopping Center) Open: Thursday and Friday 10:00 am-6:00 pm & Saturday 10:00 am-2:00 pm259-5222(CPC 053903) 4/21tfcDEER PROCESSINGCall Brad Raulerson912-843-239310/25-1/17/13cEQUIPMENT RENTALSFront End Loaders Commercial MowersMACCLENNY CYCLE AND MARINE 259-5494 10/4-12/6p A & D IRRIGATION & PRESSURE WASHING LLC. 651-173911/15-12/6pFULL LINE OF WEDDING INVITATIONS & ACCESSORIESShower and anniversary invitations The Ofce Mart 110 South 5th Street259-37374/28tfJOHN WILLIAMS PLUMBING Call 904-259-4580CFC056961 12/6-27pBATHROOM REMODELSNew xtures Ceramic Tile ADA Transformations Roll-in Showers Walk-in TubsCall 259-4580Licensed and insuredCFC056961 12/6-27pCYPRESS HOME BUILDERS, INC.Custom new home construction of Log home and conventional homes Jody Paul Thrift904-591-26402/10tfc MARTIN WELL DRILLING & PUMP SERVICE2 wellsMacclenny 259-9014 Cell 838-3517 Bryceville 266-4956 welldriller@nefcom.netLicense No. FL 2795, GA 566 5/24-5/16/13pPEACOCK PAINTING, INC.Professional painting Interior Exterior Pressure washing Residential Commercial Parking lot line striping Fully insured & Locally owned 25 years experience259-58772/10tfcROGER RAULERSON WELL DRILLING2 and 4 wells Call Roger or Roger Dale 259-7531 Licensed & Insured Family owned & operated12/31tfcFIRST COAST INTERIOR, INC. Commercial and Residential Drywall Over 50 years experience Bubba Rhoden904-226-5823Larry Rhoden, Sr. 904-412-380311/8-12/27p $ $ WE BUY TIMBER $ $ DIAMOND TIMBER, INC.FOR A QUALITY CUT WE ARE BAKER COUNTYS ROOFING EXPERTSCOMBS BUILDERS, INC. We specialize in problem roofs 259-2563 FREE Estimates FL Fish & Wildlife Commission seeks Nuisance Alligator Trappers for Baker CountyApply online at www.myfwc.com/alligator Closes December 28, 2012 Old Nursery PlantationNorth Court in Macclenny. 4 BR, 2.5 BA with bonus room Old Nursery Plantation Valley View Trail in Macclenny. All brick pool home on 5 acres Oak Ridge Dr. in Glen 3 BR, 2 BA on 1.8 acres. Pool with fenced yard and detached garage Sandsdale Rd. in Macclenny This home is a 3 BR, 2 BA. rfnt rfnrtbb BIG BARN AUCTION All kinds of Christmas decorations! SATURDAY, DEC. 8 AT 7:30 P.M. Stasi Rd. in GlenAuctioneer: Col. Gene Steves AU#913 AB#516 XTREAMCARPET CLEANINGHigh-power truck mount unitsGet your carpets steam cleaned before & after the holidaysCall 904-838-5337 BOB GER ARD | SPORTS The Wildcat football team was honored this week, placing eight players on the Florida Athletic Coaches Association All-District rey Lawler, running back Falon Lee, receiver Mike Boone and offensive linemen Dillon Mills and offense and Elisha Lee, CeCe Jefferson and Rashodd Hadley were Braden Gray, Casen Noles, Drew Rogers, Blayne Merchant, Logan Fox, Anthony James and Jon Kinney were honorable mention. Ryan Sulkowski was the district coach of the year. Also receiving FACA men tion were Top 10 Underclassmen Braden Gray, Casen Noles, Jacob Carter, Blayne Merchant, Marquise Williams and Anthony James. Brandon Miller was named BOB GER ARD | SPORTS Wildcat running back Falon Lee had a banner season in 2012, and fortunately came in a year where every running back in the nation has been overshadowed by Yulees Travis Henry. But Lees stats cannot be ignored. The four-year starter shares the school record for individual touchForrest this season. He holds the record for number of touches with 223 carries in 2012, eclipsing the old record of 214 by Curtis Williams in 1974. Lee shattered the individual rushing yardage with 2073 yards in 2012, breaking the record of 1862 by Carl West in 1977. He also holds the career record of 4056 yards from 2010-2012. The old record was 3899 by Curtis Williams from 1973-1974. He averaged nine rushing yards per carry from 2010-2012 with the old record of 7.3 yards per carry held by Lucious Lee from 2005-2007. In short, Lee has been a force to be reckoned with throughout his career. Though he didnt get the media attention of other Jacksonvillearea runners, his name will stand out in the BCHS record book for many years to come. Lady Wildcat volleyball player Kayla Holland traveled to St. Leo University this past weekend to compete in the FACA All Star game. Holland was the second Wildcat to compete in the game in as many years. Holland and her Blue Team comprised of several players who have already committed to NCAA Division I programs such matches. Holland had 7 kills for a total of 11 attacks with no errors and picked up 4 digs and a solo block in the win. PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON F alon Lee Kayla HollandE ight on All-DistrictFalon Lee had one heck of a season...Holland on FACA All-S tars Check it out...bakercountypress.com SHARE YOUR JOY & RECORD YOUR FA MILY HIST OR Y !Submit births, weddings & 50th+ anniversaries via email to editor@bakercountypress.com or at 104 S. 5th St., Macclenny4 week deadline on all submissions.


Page13DECEMBER 6, 2012 Page12DECEMBER 6, 2012 JOEL ADDINGTON N EWS EDITOR reporter@bakercountypress.comThe sixth annual brunch and art auction at the high school De cember 1 raised nearly $1500 for Department head Tiffany Armoreda said she was pleased with the event, especially the rhythm and atmosphere of the meal and auction, but hoped more buyers wouldve attended to make the bidding more competitive. She estimated there were some 20 fewer bidders this year than last year and attributed the drop off to a struggling economy. It was great for the buyers, she said. They got wonderful prices. The most expensive piece chair painted by student Devon Burns was bought by Larry Lee McAlister for $150. I liked the color and my grand babies will love climbing up into it, he said. Douglas Register, assistant principal at Macclenny Ele mentary School, served as the auctioneer. He may not know much about art, but hes really good at auctioneering. Hes just a joy to work with, Ms. Armoreda said. She also thanked the high schools FFA director Greg Johnson and Scott Register, who made wooden Christmas trees for students to decorate and sell at the auction. Brunch came courtesy of the schools culinary arts program led by Brittinie Johnson. That made the event run very smoothly, said Ms. Armoreda. There were not as many donations for the auction this year, either. Faith Fly, a teacher at BCHS, provided tables, two chairs and a book case for students to paint and sell. Ms. Armoreda said theres usually more items donated. I was pleased overall, she said. With the economy the way it is, I think we did good. wishes you Seasons GreetingsSelect the tree of your choice and cut it fresh from the eld of beautifully shaped Cedar, Leyland Cypress and Carolina Sapphire Bow saws are furnishedRUDOLPHSChristmas Tree Farm Open 7 days a week on Hwy. 125 North of Glen St. Mary Watch for signs Contact the Baker County Family YMCA for more in formation or to register for these upcoming programs!Winter Day CampDecember 24January 7 6:30 am 6:00 pm $25/day or $180 for entire camp www.FirstCoastYMCA.org 259.089898 W. Lowder St., MacclennyMembership not required to participate in programs or events.Upcoming events at the Baker County Family YMCA Serving Baker County for over 33 yearsspecializing in...Real Estate Family Law Personal Injury Hugh D. Fish, Jr. J.D.259-6606The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. 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IMPLANTS ARE A PERMANENT SOLUTION TO MISSING TEETH! 4 IMPLANTS TO SECURE YOUR EXISTING LOWER DENTUREAll work done in our Macclenny of ce, no referrals or driving to Jacksonville! Melissa Taylor, R.D.H. Dr. Carter, D.M.D IMPLANT CONSULTATION INCLUDING X-RAYS FREE$175 VALUE PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON MES assistant principal Douglas R egister auctions o a painting titled Meat or Milk?by BCHS ne arts teacher T iany A rmoreda at the annual brunch and art auction December 1. PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON Karen R ambo and her purchase, an FSU door ornament. PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON Devon Burns sunower rocker above took the highest bid, $150.BCHS ne arts auction nets $1492BOB GER ARD | SPORTS The Lady Wildcat basketball team is off to a good start this season, running up a 5-2 record overall and 3-1 in the district. Freshman Delicia Washington has been lighting up the basket and Coach Chris Chisholm is pleased with their progress. The girls are mixing well and showing composure when the going gets tough, said Chisholm. The Lady Cats started strong December 3 at West Nassau, de feating the Lady Warriors 71-61. Washington had 27 points and Paige 25 points to lead the Cats. BCHS jumped out to an early 6 point lead and went into the half up 22-18. In the second half they swapped basket for basket with West Nassau but the defense would not let the War riors gain any ground. The Cats got a big 4834 win over Stanton Prep at home on November 16 behind 26 points from Washington. Shes an all around athlete, commented Chisholm about his freshman guard. Shanice Paige threw in 11 versus Stanton. The Lady Cats fell to a very experienced Bishop Kenny squad at home on November 20 56-37. Washington and Paige led BCHS with 16 and 13 points, respectively. Their second loss came to Paxon as the Eagles dominated with a 50-25 win on the road November 27. They bounced back beating Suwannee 43-32 in a game Chisholm characterized as very physical on the road in Live Oak November 30. The Cats defense led the way with Can dace Clack and Joshlynn Brown pulling down valuable rebounds. Chisholm has been encour aged by the teams overall play. Shay Jonas stepped in for injured starter Haley Bussell and gave the team a lift. Sierra Mar tino and Rachel Oyinloye added some valuable minutes. The Lady Cats will host district foe Terry Parker on Thursday, December 6 at 6 pm in the BCHS gym.BOB GER ARD | SPORTS The BCHS Wildcat basketball team got a pair of high-scoring wins this week over Newberry and Baldwin. The Cats remain undefeated in the early season with a 3-0 record. Charles Ruise Jr. lit up the basket for 34 points as BCHS defeated Newberry 60-43 at home on November 27. After scoring 10 points in blew open the game. Early on, the long ball was giving BCHS the most joy. Ruise, Jesse Gardner, Kaylyn Holmes and Cameron Mack all nailed three point shots as BCHS outscored Newberry 21-10. BCHS led by 31-20 at the halftime break. They extended the lead in the third period as Ruise heated up to a 47-30 edge and cruised to the end. Ruise led all scorers. Johnny Lamb had 10 points on the inside and Gardner had 7 to lead BCHS. night as BCHS beat Baldwin 79-73 in an exciting home game November 29. Ruise had 25 points and Brandon Lew is, Gardner and Mack were in game that flipped back and forth on the scoreboard. Baldwin led early and was up by a point at the end of the first period, but BCHS went out in front early in the second period and took a commanding 37-25 lead into halftime. In the second half it was run and gun with both teams trading baskets at a furious pace. The Indians chipped away at the Wildcat lead but the home team held them at arms length with key shooting from Ruise and Lewis in the third and fourth periods. Ruise again led all scorers with 25 points. Lewis had his best scoring night with 14 points. Mack had 13 and Gardner 12 points for the Cats. The Cats have a couple of home games this week, hosting West Nassau on Thursday, December 6 and Clay on Saturday night in the BCHS gym. Cats jump out to 3-0 behind Ruise shooting PHOTOS BY JUD JOHNSON Wildcats pictured clockwise from top right: Cameron Mack drives to the hoop, Jesse Gardner looks to pass and Charles Ruise Jr. with the lay-up. PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON Candace Clack gets the rebound. PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON Shanice Paige dribbles past defender. BOB GER ARD | SPORTS For the Wildcat football team this was a season to remember. Coach Ryan Sulkowskis team started the season as a question mark after losing the opener 50-0 in Lake City versus Columbia High. But after that debacle, the team tightened up its chin straps and marched to a district championship and an opening round playoff win. It was a special season and Sulkowski uses that word to describe his players. Anytime you have to outcoach, out-play and out-effort people to win a championship it makes it a special group. No one expected much out of this bunch but that is what makes a district championship and a play-off victory so special and gratifying. These kids bought in this season and I really feel like we took a step in the right direction as a district wide football program. I was proud of our seniors and the way they led and am also excited about our youth at certain positions who will return for the 2013 season. Along the way the team posted a suitcase full of records and accomplishments, too many to ing of some of the records to note for this seasons Wildcat football team. Sacks in a season : CeCe Jefferson (14.5 sacks in 2012). The old record was 12 held by Rock Rhoden in 1991 and Bo Clayton in 2004. Team records in a single game: : 73 vs. Duval Charter in 2012 (old record was 65 vs. St. Paul Academy in 2010); : 10 vs. Duval Charter in 2012 (old record was 9 vs. St. Paul Academy in 2010, 9 vs. Terry Parker in 2011 and 9 vs. Paxon in 2011); : 73 points vs. Duval Charter in 2012 (old record was 65 vs. St. Paul Academy in 2010); (minus) 71 yards vs. Duval Charter (old record was (minus) 54 yards vs. Jefferson County in 1992); and : (minus) 58 vs. Duval Charter (old record was 22 yards vs. Crescent City in 2010). Team records in a season: season: Tied at 59 touchdowns (old record was in 2001); son: 5200 yards of offense (old record was 5003 in 2007); Heres a look at the team and individual offensive and defensive stats for the 2012 campaign. : 3748 yards on 466 carries; : 43; pass : 1452 yards on 101/160; : 16; : 5200 yards on 626 total plays; : 59. : Corey Lawler 90/140 for 1280 yards/16 TDs/4 INTs; Jacob Carter 11/20 for 172 yards/0 TDs/1 INT. : Falon Lee 223 carries for 2073 yards/25 TDs; Corey Lawler 154 carries for 1069 yards/10 TDs; Dalton Dyal 36 carries for 251 yards/3 TDs; Mike Boone 34 car ries for 222 yards/4 TDs. : Mike Boone 46 for 802 yards/10 TDs; Logan Fox 18 for 211 yards; Drew Rogers 13 for 204 yards/4 TDs; Brandon Miller 17 for 150 yards/1 TD; Falon Lee 5 for 58 yards/1 TD. And individual defensive stats: Rashood Hadley 118; Jared Crews 58; Blayne Merchant 55; Darius Green 54; Ruger Raulerson 49. CeCe Jefferson 22.5. CeCe Jefferson 14 and Elisha Lee 12.5. Mike Boone 3; Falon Lee 2; Blayne Merchant 2; Jared Crews 2. Marquise Williams 3; Rashood Hadley 2; Elisha Lee 2. : CeCe Jef ferson 3.Adult basic skills tests December 14An adult basic skills test will be given on December 14 at the Baker County school districts Career and Adult Ed Center on West Minnesota Ave. in Macclenny. Registration opens at 8:45 am and the testing will be from 9 am to 1 pm. There is a $20 fee and a valid photo ID is required at registration Please bring the exact amount of money. For other details, contact Becky Satterwhite at 2590403. Bring your invitation kit and let us do the workThe Office Mart | 110 S. 5th Street | 259 3737 SHARE YOUR JOY & RECORD YOUR FA MILY HIST OR Y !Submit births, weddings & 50th+ anniversaries via email to editor@bakercountypress.com or at 104 S. 5th St., Macclenny4 week deadline on all submissions.


Page 14 T B C P ursday, December 6, 2012 Open 7 Days week | 8 am 8 pmCROSSROADS SHOPPING CENTER816 S. 6th St. | Macclenny PHOTOS BY JUD JOHNSON T hese images were captured during the Lighted Christmas Parade on December 1. F or video from the days festivities, please visit the video section at www. bakercountypress.com.Youre kidding me, right? Northern Illinois University is really better than Oklahoma, Georgia, Texas A&M, South Carolina, Clemson, Michigan, LSU and on and on? By virtue of a win over Kent State thats right, Kent State to win the Mid-America Conference, the Huskies will be facing FSU in the Orange Bowl. Once again, the travesty that is the BCS bowl system has reared its ugly head. Based on the convoluted way that the BCS figures the power rankings in college football, the #15 Huskies made their way into one of the listed above did not. The BCS allows only two teams per the automatically qualifying conference to play in the top bowls Fiesta, Rose, Sugar, Orange and the national title game. If a team from the non-automatically qualifying 12, Big 12, SEC, ACC, Big East, in the polls they get in. This year it happened. Undefeated Ohio State and 9-2 Penn State are on sanctions and cant compete in the Rose Bowl. That meant that third place Wisconsin won the Big Ten and NIU made it in on the grounds of a higher ranking. In the past it has been undefeated and highly ranked teams like Boise State and TCU that have been the BCS busters and created all the controversy. There were legitimate reasons those teams should be there. Not so for the Huskies. My wife asked the obvious question on Sunday night. Why cant number 1 play 2 and 3 play 4 and 5 play 6? Heavens no, that would be way too easy and wouldnt also could be represented regularly. Theres a lot of money involved for these conferences locked into major bowls. The ACC champion, for example is locked into the Orange Bowl, just like the SEC champ goes to the Sugar and the Big Ten and Pac 10 to the Rose. Unless they are playing for the national title. Then all bets are off. Notre Dame and Alabama are both deserving of a national title game although Georgia made a real run for it. But, except for sanctions and a tragedy things would be very different. Undefeated Ohio State would be playing Notre Dame for the national title and 9-2 Penn State would be in the Rose Bowl versus Stanford. Alabama would be in the Sugar Bowl versus Florida. One thing is certain. With the tragedy surrounding Penn State regarding the Jerry Sandusky horror story, Lions coach Bill OBrian has worked wonders with that team. OBrian should be the national Coach of the Year, hands down. F LROBERT GERARD Travesty of the BCS