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Wildcats clinch first distirct win over Clay

Corey Lawler leaps across the line for yardage.The Baker High varsity football Wildcats notched a big victory on the road Friday, beating Clay County 34-19 in the opening game of district play. The victory avenges a one-point loss at home to the Blue Devils last season that helped keep BCHS from post-season play.

A large contingent of the Wildcat faithful made the trip to Green Cove Springs to see the Cats score first on a 31-yard run by quarterback Corey Lawler. He had a breakout game for the Wildcats, running the ball for 184 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries. He threw for a third touchdown.

Lawler’s metamorphosis into a running quarterback doesn’t come as a surprise for fans of Wildcat football. He has been successful running the ball from the quarterback spot at spells this season and last, but was not as dominating as on Friday night.

Clay had a hard time stopping Lawler, and that opened up other aspects of the offense. Falon Lee rushed twelve times for 112 yards as BCHS piled up over 300 yards on the ground.

Clay tied the game up on its next possession as freshman quarterback Jake Smith hit Wes Weeks on a 69-yard pass play. The Smith/Weeks connection troubled BCHS all game long. Neither team had much success with extra points and the contest was knotted at 6-6.

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‘Disconnect’ over animals’ role

Sharpen your pens, you animal rights people. You’re not going to like this.

How tiresome it’s become to witness the exaggerated fawning on the part of popular media over the animal world. The breathless accounts on the plight of the loggerhead turtles, the gallant efforts to save beached whales, the wailing over horses heading for slaughter so the French can have “horse steaks” or whatever they eat.

“Animal” stories have always been a part of news reporting. They touch an emotional cord in humans, and that is as it should be. Animals are with us here on earth, part of God’s creation. I get that.

What I don’t get is the inference that because they are part of the planet’s mix, they are somehow “equal” to humans. They are animals, to be treated humanely and, in the case of pet animals, enjoyed. I get that also.

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Kathleen Waldron rites at graveside

Kathleen Lois Waldron, 82, of Macclenny died Wednesday, Sept. 19 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center following a long illness. She was a native of Wellborn, Florida and resided in Jacksonville before moving to Macclenny  n 1974. She was a homemaker and was preceded in death by parents Thomas John Bailey and Lucilla Boutwell Bailey and her husband Leonard Waldron.

Mrs. Waldron is survived by  daughters Linda (Larry) Hartley of Keystone Heights and Pam (Dennis) Gaines of Jacksonville; son Dale Waldron of Macclenny; sister Betty Jo Crews of Glen St Mary; brothers Tommy and Greg Bailey, both of Lake City; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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Carlton Lariscy, of Maxville dies

Carlton L. Lariscy Sr., 72, of Maxville died on Sunday, September 23, 2012. Mr. Lariscy was a veteran of the United States Air Force and a retired auto mechanic. He enjoyed cooking, woodworking, computers, and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by son Carlton L. (Jessica) Lariscy Jr. of Maxville; daughters  Cathy (Michael) Bundy of Maxville, Tina (Timmy) Bennett of Sanderson, Lynn Looney of Maxville and Cristina Grantham of Valdosta, GA; brother James Clayton Lariscy of Jacksonville; sister June (Raymond) Robinson of Melrose; 16 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; close friend Lois.

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