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Wildcats top Palatka in come-from-behind win

Michael Boone reels in a touchdown catch.The Wildcats faithful had barely taken their seats and bit into their hotdogs when the Palatka Panthers scored on a 58-yard run the second play of last week’s game.

It could have turned into a very bad evening for the fans who traveled to Palatka the evening of September 28. But this was not the same team that was pummeled by the Tigers in Lake City. These Wildcats struck back and got a come-from-behind, 28-23 victory over the Panthers.

For the Panthers, it couldn’t have been a better start. After beating Bradford County in the opening game of the season, they were winless and desperately wanted to get back on the winning track.

They got the opportunity early as Jatwan Honor took the second snap of the game, broke into the clear and rambled 58 yards to pay dirt. The point-after gave the hosts a 7-0 lead.

It was a shock to the system of the Wildcats. But because it happened so early in the game, the visitors had time to regroup. Instead of being rocked back on their heels, they dug in their heels and marched 80 yards on the next possession.

Mike Boone, who had a great game running and receiving, gained five yards on the opening play. Corey Lawler continued where he left off the previous week and dashed for 10 yards, moving the Cats into Palatka territory with a strike over the middle to Blayne Merchant.

A pair of Lawler runs took the ball to the 20 and three plays later Falon Lee touched the ball for the first time, running it in from five yards out. Lawler converted and BCHS took an 8-7 point lead.

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Praise, not barbs for animal control

Dear Editor:

After reading the article in The Baker County Press last week concerning Baker County Animal Control, I would like to share my experience.

For nearly a decade I have had frequent interaction with Georgia Monfort and other animal control personnel, most recently Mr. Self. I regularly foster puppies for them and call for advice when I have unexpected “guests” that need to be trapped and removed from my property.

They have always been caring and kind. In fact, animals are shown for adoption at county events, including the upcoming Baker County Fair.

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James Evans, 81, of Nashville, NC

James Lee Evans, 81, of Nashville, NC died on June 26, 2012 after a brief illness.

He is survived by his wife Jackulyn Evans; daughters Ernestine McMahan of Macclenny, Janice (John) Clark of Cuyler; stepdaughter Rose (Jay) Atherton of Maryland; stepson Ronnie Wasdin of Nashville; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

A visitation will be held Thursday, July 5, at 6:30 at V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services, which is in charge of arrangements.

Virginia Johnson, 101

Virginia Johnson, 101, loved sewing Virginia Phillips Johnson, 101, of Macclenny died June 30, 2012. Ms. Johnson was born in Lawrenceville, Virginia to the late James Fletcher Phillips and Elizabeth Seward Phillips on March 31, 1911.

She was a resident of Baker County for the last 15 years and a member of Maxville Baptist Church. Ms. Johnson loved sewing, gardening and yard work. She was predeceased by her husbands: Francis Kerfoot of 50 years and Bill Johnson; her son Frank Kerfoot and her granddaughter Debbie Branch.

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