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Wildcats hammer Bishop Snyder 70-49 at home

Cameron MackThe Wildcats cruised to a 70-49 win January 8 versus Bishop Snyder in the BCHS gym. The Cats opened up a large lead early as Charles Ruise Jr. sunk basket after basket in the beginning minutes.

The Cats ran out to a 23-9 edge in the first period when Ruise was virtually unstoppable. The Cardinals could not keep up with the pace of the Wildcats’ transition game and struggled to find their offense.

They were able to shoot more effectively in the second period as the Cats slowed the pace a little and BCHS led at intermission 44-23.

The Wildcats spread the ball around a little more in the second half, getting the ball into the paint more, but were able to hold the Cardinals at arm’s length.  The Cats led 60-39 at the end of the third period.

Ruise led all scorers with 22 points. Alex Mack added 10 for the Wildcats who travel to Baldwin on Thursday night, January 10.

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South Florida transplant appauled by litter, calls for more pride

Dear Editor:

I moved to Glen St. Mary in August of last year from Hollywood, FL to be closer to family. I have grown to love the small town atmosphere. The people I come into contact with here are some of the nicest I have ever met.

My only complaint about the area is that some people do not seem to have any respect for their towns and neighborhoods. I’m talking about the trash and garbage on the side of the roads — fast food wrappers, drink cups, big bags of garbage — sometimes in the middle of the road with cars hitting them and spreading garbage all over.

I am aware of at least two county dumps, and wonder why people want to make the area look like a garbage dump. Returning from Starke the other day, I was behind a car when the driver’s door opened on SR 121 and several empty beer or soda cans went out on the roadway. I swerved to miss them.

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Talmage Sapp dies in Wyoming

Talmadge Ray Sapp, 74, of Rawlins, Wyoming died on January 4, 2013 at the Davis Hospice Center in Cheyenne. He was born Aug. 15, 1938, in Sanderson to parents Nancy (Crews) and Woodrow W. Sapp. He was  a carpenter and enjoyed fishing, hunting, writing short stories and woodworking.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Sara M. Sapp; children Cheryl Verplancke, Steve (Kathryn) Sapp and Carrie (Eric) Beck;  grandchildren Jared and Alec Verplancke, Samuel and Keenan Sapp, and Ryan and Savannah Beck; sister Dorris Burnsed.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Gary Sapp.

A funeral was held on Wednesday January 9 at 4 pm in the chapel at Carbon County Funeral Home in Rawlins, WY.

Charney Rhoden, was retired farmer

Charney Ellis Rhoden Sr.,  84, of Sanderson died on Tuesday, January 1, 2013. Mr. Rhoden was a retired farmer and a lifelong resident of Baker County. He loved working, farming and gardening, fishing and spending time with his family and friends. Mr. Rhoden was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 59 years, Georgia Faye.

He is survived by sons Charney (Joy) Rhoden Jr, Eddie (Vanessa) Rhoden, Michael Rhoden and Jamie (Brenda) Rhoden, all of Sanderson; daughter Pam Rhoden of Sanderson; brother Gary (Roberta) Kirkland of Elkton, FL; sisters Sherry (Jim) Rubel of Jacksonville and Kay (Donald) Combs of Macclenny; ten grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

The funeral service for Mr. Rhoden was held 2 pm on Saturday, January 5 at the Christian Fellowship Temple in Macclenny, FL with Pastor David Thomas officiating. Interment followed at South Prong Cemetery, Sanderson. Forbes Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.

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