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Inter-league softball tournament finishes

Kayla Harrington leaps on to home plate.

Kayla Harrington leaps on to home plate.

The three youngest divisions in Little League baseball and softball concluded their end-of-season “inter-league” tournaments last weekend.

Next up will be tournaments for the older divisions in which the best players from Baker County will compete for district titles against out-of-county teams.

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President awards for top eighth graders

President's AwardThirty-seven eighth graders leaving Baker County Middle School this year received the 2013 President’s Education Award, which included a signed letter from President Barack Obama. They represent the top 10 percent of their class according to their cumulative GPAs from sixth, seventh and eighth grade.

They were honored at the eighth grade awards assembly.

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Kiwanis touts final ‘terrific’ kids of 2012-13 school year

The Kiwanis Club of Baker County recognized Terrific Kids for the fourth quarter of the school year recently.
The motto of Kiwanis International is “Serving the Children of the World,” and to that end they sponsor programs for children of all ages. Terrific Kids is a program to promote character development and good citizenship.

Each quarter each teacher is asked to select one student from his or her class who exhibits at least one of the Terrific Kids traits:  Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquisitive and Capable.
Those selected receive goodie bags with items supplied by local businesses, individuals and organizations.

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‘Tony’ Thourot, 53, of Fernandia Bch.

Thourot

Thourot

Charles Antonio “Tony” Thourot, 53, of Fernandina Beach died on June 11, 2013 at Baptist Medical Center Nassau. He was born in Charleston, South Carolina on October 20, 1959 to the late Charles Francis Thourot and Jo Ann Combs Thourot. Mr. Thourot enjoyed eating fried chicken and shrimp, listening to music, stealing your coffee, being with family and talking on the back porch.

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