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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
Creation Date: February 16, 2006
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).
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selling of

beer nets

nine more
Six of the stores
same as last month
There they go again.
The Baker County Sheriff's Of-
fice hit the streets again last week,
busting nine-more store clerks for
selling beer to a 19-year-old male
working undercover.
Six of the stores were among 13
cited less than a month ago in a
similar sting.
The recent cases, all made the
evening of February 8, will not be
the last, a sign that the department
is serious about cracking down on
stores that sell to teenagers.
"Some of them just don't get it,"
said Chief Gerald Gonzalez, who
helped coordinate both efforts. "We
even told some of these people
we'd be back, and they're still sell-
The department launched a crack-
down in January amid a growing
number of traffic stops and some
accidents involving intoxicated
underage persons.
Lt. Gonzalez said some readily
admitted they purchased beer local-
ly and named the store. Most, how-
ever, declined to do so.
"That's one of the reasons we
just didn't-target one or two stores.
We know they're getting it from a
lot of them," said the chief.
In fact, the majority of stores
visited by the sting team sold beer
to Rodney Driggers, who works for
the sheriff's department. In Jan-
uary, a 20-year-old female employ-
ee was used.
Sheriff Joey Dobson said this
week he is sending a letter to all
stores and restaurants in the area
licensed to sell beer, wine and
"We're going to tell them we
want this to be a partnership be-
tween us and them and we want
this to stop," he said. "Our children
are important to us and they need
to join us in the effort."
The sheriff added he will follow
up the letter with personal visits.
The next sting will likely in-
clude agents from the Division of
Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco,
a state regulatory agency. Chronic
offenders risk the loss of licenses to
sell beer and wine.
So far, violators have been is-
sued notices to appear in court. The
next time they will be arrested,
according to the sheriff.
Cited last week were:
V Amber Norris, 19, Glen St.
Mary, at the Exxon Store, Lowder
and US 90 in Macclenny.
V Ketra Holder, 39, Macclenny,
at Quick N Handy, Lowder St. in
V Alda Hill, 43, Glen St. Mary,
at the Citgo, 121 and Hodges Rd.
in Macclenny.
/V Gregory Harris, 28, Mac-
clenny, at the S&S Store, South 6th
in Macclenny.
V" Sharon Thummel, 48, Mac-
clenny, at the Exxon Store, South
6th in Macclenny.
V Shitel Patel, 27, Macclenny, at
the Raceway store, Woodlawn
Road in Macclenny.
V Rubina Ali, 32, Middleburg, at
Fastway Foods, Woodlawn Road in
V Alicia Crow, 18, Macclenny,
at the Exxon Store, SR 125 south,
Glen St. Mary.
V James Holmes, 39, Glen St.
Mary, at Country Boy's Exxon,
It was the second offense in less
than one month for Quick N Han-
dy, 121 Citgo, S&S, 121 Exxon,
Raceway and Fastway Foods.

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Traffic, parking 'a mess'


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Press Publisher
"It's the biggest mistake ever
made in Baker County. And
,there's no solution to the prob-
lem it created."
That claim by south Mac-
clenny resident Yvonne Hart
may smack a bit of hyperbole,
but it doesn't diminish the frus-
tration and anger felt by her and
neighbors along South Boule-
vard and nearby residential
The mistake?
Location of the recently com-
pleted PreK and Kindergarten
school in the neatly groomed,
once relatively quiet and well-
zoned section of Macclenny.
The problem?
Twice daily traffic snarls
caused by hundreds of parents
dropping off and picking up
children. Into that mix go sever.-
al. dozen school buses and regu-
lar traffic.
In the afternoons starting
about 1:15, the cars start lining
up facing west on the north
shoulder of Boulevard. The line
snakes east around the 90 de-
gree corner onto East Boul-

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Stakes and ,1!','..,n have served so far as a barrier off private property, and neighbors say an ineffective one at that.

evard. Cars have been parking on the lawns of sever-
al homes, on rights-of-way where sidewalks exist.
Ruts appear in the soft ground after rains and sprin-
kler heads have been smashed at ground level.
"I came out one morning after school opened and
I thought someone was having a party at my-house,"
recalls Danny Lamb, who lives across from Mrs.
Hart facing First St.
"School employees and mothers parked their cars
on my lawn and when I told them to move, some
said they parked on the city right-of-way. I bought
that right-of-way from the city."'
Several neighbors interviewed earlier this week
said the makeshift stakes and tape strung along the
roadside are ineffective. Vehicles simply mow them
The school administration has made an effort to
solve the dilemma, and recently teamed up with the
City of Macclenny to share the cost of low-lying

fencing on both sides of Boulevard and joining
streets where school-related traffic often parks (see
related article).
Glenn McKendree, the associate superintendent,
says the situation eased somewhat after completion
of a cul-de-sac west of the new school where vehi-
cles are allowed in shifts to pick up the 4-5 year olds
who attend there.
Buses use a different turnaround, then exit via Se-
cond St. north to Minnesota, then west to other main
"That helped a lot with traffic flow but it hasn't
solved the problems in the neighborhood. Our first
priority has to be the safety of these children, and I
think we've made several improvements in that
area," asserts Mr. McKendree.
No serious accidents have been reported during
the peak morning and mid-afternoon periods, and
(Page two please)

Re-enactment of
Olustee Battle this

Mr. Schmidt addresses courthouse audience during Prelude to Olustee lecture last week PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN

In their own words...

Author recounts Florida Civil War experience

through soldier's diaries and letters

Press staff
Lewis Schmidt has devoted
much of his life to researching and
writing about military history.
Among the fruits of Schmidt's
labor is a comprehensive history of
Civil War events that unfolded in
the state of Florida. An entire vol-
ume of his massive work The Civil
War In Florida: A Military
History, is devoted specifically to
the 1864 Battle of Olustee where
more than 10,000 cavalry, infantry
and artillery troops fought in a
five-hour confrontation that would
prove to be the bloodiest of
Florida's Civil War battles.
For Schmidt, a native of Penn-
sylvania, research has taken him
on a remarkable journey. Through
the actual words of Confederate
and Union soldiers, based on their

letters, diaries and memoirs, as
well as newspapers and official
military documents, Schmidt has
been able to figuratively put on the
soldier's own boots and walk
where they walked, see, hear, taste
and feel what they did in the
"I realized," says the soft-spo-
ken Schmidt, "after reading literal-
ly thousands of books, that much
of what was available on the Civil
War was, in my opinion, fiction
posing as fact. I wanted to publish
works based on the first-hand ac-
counts of the soldiers themselves,
taken directly from their own rec-
Schmidt sees his literary jour-
ney as a natural outgrowth of sev-
eral strong influences. The first
seeds of a future passion took root
from his own experiences as a mil-

itary intelligence analyst during the
Korean War.
After he was discharged, he
read H.G. Wells' Outline of
History, which triggered his early
fascination with history. Later sto-
ries told to him by his grandmother
about her own grandmother, a
native American, lead him into the
field of genealogy.
In 1982, what proved a compli-
cated and challenging search for
the grave of a soldier who perished
in Key West ultimately culminated
in Schmidts' writing A Civil War
History of the 47th Regiment of
Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers.
"My wife had a Civil War an-
cestor, Private George Smith, who
at 18 joined Company B of the
47th Pennsylvania Regiment sta-
tioned at Fort Taylor, Key West.
(Page two please)

Fees to




Press Staff
Faced with the need to upgrade .
Macclenny's water and sewer sys-
tems, city commissioners on Tues-
day raised the fees charged to new
Similar to impact fees al-
though the city's consultant Frank
Darabi called them "user fees" -
they will be used to increase capac-
ity to meet expected growth.
Effective immediately, new resi-
dential, units within the city must
pay $950 for water and $2000 for
sewer. The fees had been $598 and
$1029, respectively.
For those in the county or Glen
St. Mary who receive utilities from
Macclenny, each of the fees is 50
percent higher.
"Outside the city limits, you're
making money," Mr. Darabi said..,
"I don't see what's wrong with
Mayor Gary Dopson had previ-
ously expressed concern about the
amount of the fee.
"If I did what was politically
correct, I wouldn't be in favor of
this, but we have no choice, literal-
ly," he said Tuesday during a*
lengthy evening regular session.
Commercial construction will be
charged according to a formula
based on the residential figures.
Mr. Darabi told the commission
last month that it would cost nearly
$20 million for Macclenny to up-
date, upgrade and expand its util-
ities system to meet future growth.
The total cost includes funds al-
ready earmarked for utilities work.
The improvements recommend-
ed in a study by his firm, Darabi &
Associates of Gainesville, are fo-
cused on state roads 121 and 228
south of the interstate, US 90 west,
and the city's water treatment plant.
Mr. Darabi said it would cost
$10 million to double the capacity
of the plant. The plant cost just
$3.5 million when it was built
(Page two please)

Councilman Payne calls

it quits as of February 14
Second-term Councilman Larry Payne submitted his resignation from
the Glen St. Mary Town Council, effective on February 14.
Mayor Juanice Padgett reacted to the news with disappointment, and
said the board will make a decision at its March meeting whether to adver-
tise for a replacement or simply appoint -
one within the allotted 60 days.
The new member will serve out Mr. .
Payne's term that. expires in the fall of -.
"I told myself when I took the job that if
I started waking up at night thinking about ..
it I'd give it up. That's happened," indicat- '
ed the former Blue Cross-Blue Shield ex-
ecutive, who lives on the town's westside. :;
The former executive vice-president of '
the health care giant said he's leaving op-
tions open for another run at public office,
perhaps county commissioner. a
Mr. Payne is the second elected official
in Baker County in two weeks to opt out of
office voluntarily. Last week, County
Commissioner Fred Raulerson of Taylor
said he would not seek a fourth term this L P
fall. Larry Payne
Mr. Payne said he's been frustrated in his desire to extend the town lim-
its to areas like the Glenwood Subdivision west of Nursery Blvd., where
potential for both added utility revenue and "human capital" exist.
"We need to get more intellectual capital into government, more people
to deal with the complex issues we're dealing with," stated the outgoing
councilman. "And what we really need are more young people getting
interested in local government."
The 59-year-old has been retired two years, and said he has other inter-
ests that are taking his time, among them land investments elsewhere.
"It (the announcement) caught me by surprise," admitted Mayor
Padgett. "Things don't move as fast as Larry is used to around here, so I
guess it's been building up for him. I hate to see him go."

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I. their own words

(From page one).
"Pvt Smiih dicd of typhoid fever
without ever seeing action on the
battlefield. Even so, his sacrifice
was significant and we wanted to
locate his burial site. We had no
idea of the wealth of information
we would uncover-at the time."
Schmidts' efforts to locate and
identify Pvt. Smith led to the iden-
tification of nearly 200 previously
unknown soldiers. During this
time, among other documentation,
Schmidt would read at least 1,000
letters written by members of the
47th regiment.
"\Vhcn I a-lczed that no defini-
tive work had ever been written
about this particular pori ioin of Civ-
il War history, I made a commit-
ment to write one," says 'ichniilit.
Schmidt was the featured speak-
er at the Prelude to Ob .ticc held
last Saturday e' ,rni at the Baker
County Courthouse. He and his
wife Jan traveled from Pennsyl-
vania to Macclenny in their motor
home especially for the event.
With a replica of one of the flags
that grace his many books in the
background, Schmidt lectured and
showed accompanying slides on
The War Between the States in
Florida to an audience which con-
tained costumed participants who
will be taking part in this week-
end's Battle of Olustee Reen-
He spoke of how intimately one
can get to know a person through
their handwritten letters.
"I got to the point, where I could
tell when the soldier was about to
die. The content of the letter and
the handwriting would change,
sometimes drastically. You know
you are reading someone's last
thoughts, before they leave this
earth," Schmidt told the audience.

Afterwards,.enthusiastic and res-
pectful patrons chatted with the
author and many purchased his
"This lecture is significant," said
Kevin Shell, a member of the
Baker County Historical Society
and an Olustee reenactor, who is
hosting the Schmidts during their
stay in Macclenny.
"Lewis is planning to retire from

the demands of lecturing and we
are lucky to have had him here for
The Prelude to Olustee," he said.
Lewis Schmidt will be present at
the Olustee Battlefield Historic
State Park for the 2006 Battle of
Olustee Reenactment February 17-
18 and 19. Editions of many of. his
literary works are sold out, but a
limited number of books will be for

City utility connection

(From page one)
about 10 years ago.
Forte Macauley, developer of
the Greystone subdivision going in
just east of Baker County High
School, will be the first to shell out
money for the increased fees. Offi-
cials from the firm attended this
week's meeting.
They also will join with attorney
Hugh Fish and property owner Ray
Gatlin to pay for a new water

Traffic, parking 'a mess'...
mess ,..

(From page one)
with a guard directing traffic in and
out of the school driveways the
flow moves relatively smoothly,
though slow.
Exiting private vehicles are
directed east along Boulevard from
the school.
"It's a big foul-up by the school
district when somebody doesn't
think about parking and traffic near
. a school," offers Harold Milton,
whose well-tended front yard is
often used as a parking area.

"They rushed in these five big
buildings (the PreK school) in an
area that can't fit them. It's like
putting 20 pounds of potatoes in a
10 pound sack."
Mr. Finley favored during a
meeting of the neighborhood arid
school officials several weeks ago a
short, attractive chain fence extend-
ing from posts 2-3 feet high.
Fences of varying heights have
been discussed as a way to keep
vehicles off private property, but
most owners reject anything ob-
scuring their view of the street, or a
view of their residence from the
That's why Mrs. Hart, who has
lived in the neighborhood for de-
cades, says it's a problem without a

"No matter what they do, it's not
going to look right," she predicts.
Now it's looking like a ghetto with
all those stakes and ribbons out
" When you. make a mistake as
large as putting another school in a

neighborhood, she reasons, there's
little that can' be done about the
accompanying traffic woes.
"I even feel sorry for the people
sitting out there (in vehicles). It
doesn't ease off until about 3:30. I
don't think fences are going to
solve anything."

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shopping center to his property to
the west of Greystone.
The agreement between the par-
ties and the city is patterned on one
designed by Mr. Darabi and the
developers of Blair Nurseries.
Blair is a long-delayed develop-
ment to be located along SR 121,
north of CR 130. The state told its
developers they couldn't use septic
tanks, so they've been desperate to
get water and sewer service there.
Under its agreement with the
city, Blair Nurseries will pay to in-
stall the additional lines and equip-
ment upgrades to run water and
sewer lines to the development.
Because the lines will deliver
more capacity than needed, the city
will collect connection fees from
subsequent developers, then reim-
burse Blair Nurseries 80 percent of
.what it collects until it's reimbursed
its costs.
That way, the city doesn't have
to go into debt to expand its sys-
tem. The strategy, however, ad-
dresses only the front end, Mr.
Darabi said.
To insure capacity, the water
treatment plant will need to be up-
graded substantially, he advises.
It is currently operating at 61
percent capacity (71 percent at
peak flow).
The $10 million to double ca-
pacity will be funded by the higher
impact fees.
In a related matter, Macclenny
City Manager Gerald Dopson said
the city has rejected a request by
Glen St. Mary-to purchase addi-
tional sewage capacity for its sys-
Under an interlocal agreement,
Glen purchases 25,000 gallons per
day from Macclenny, and had an
option to buy the same amount.
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additional capacity was dropped off

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at city hall, hbut he: dcline.dt, sell
the capacity in light of Mr. Darabi's
findings that the city's capacity is
Mr. Dopson said he checked the
agreement and found that it wasn't,
mandatory that the city sell the ad-
dition capacity. .
In other business at Tuesday's
meeting, the commission directed
its attorney Frank Maloney to
rewrite an ordinance 'to clear the
way for a deal with George Knabb
Jr., the developer of Cypress
He said the development will
soon have all but one of the neces-
sary permits to proceed with the
next phase, which involves build-
ing multi-family units.
The Department of Transporta-
tion sign-off, however, is likely to
be six to eight months away. In
fact, Cypress Pointe has yet to
submit the application to DOT.
That means the widening of US
90 to accommodate a mandated
second entrance to the develop-
ment cannot begin.
He asked the city to allow him
to move forward with a limited
number of multi-family buildings,
and offered a secure letter of credit
for $200,000 to cover the improve-
ments to US 90.
Maloney will amend the ordi-
nance that required the road work
to be complete prior to building
the new units.
The board agreed to share the
costs of putting up fences for sev-
eral residents whose yards are be-
ing damaged by parents parking
there while taking or picking up
their children at .the Pre-K/Kinder-
garten Center. Gerald Dopson esti-
nated it would cost the city and
the school board $3000 each.
Laviece Smallwood said that
Heritage Park will have a grand
opening March 24 for civic lead-,
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One is not supposed to use col-
umn space as a soapbox for petty,
personal griping. But what the
heck, my name's on it and Andy
Rooney made a career of it.
Please, please get rid of auto-
mated answering services!
There's a great commercial run-
ning on television these days de-
picting a poor soul who catches a
kitchen on fire attempting to stay
on the line through the endless
stages of automated messages and
lengthy holds before an actual per-
son comes on the line asking for a
Just as he connects to someone
whose voice isn't on tape, the train
he is riding on goes into a tunnel
and, presumably, he loses a signal
on his cell phone.
'Everybody, and Imean elery-
body, can relate to his dilemma,
We need to start ridding our-
selves of this irritating techno-
garbage right here in our own back-
All public agencies need to get
rid of automated calling, and that
includes the schools.
Automated calling came about
as a time and money saver, cou-
pling phone technology with the
"downsizing" movement that swept
corporate America in the 1990s.
In many large offices, it virtually
eliminated the need for a central
switchboard operator. The actual
person, with his or her moods,
highs and lows, friendliness or
grouchiness, was replaced by the
automated voice usually female.
The voice is always the same,
and equally unhelpful.
I don't want to hear the list of
extension numbers.
I don't want to give the first
three letters of the last name of the
person I am reaching.
I don't want to know your office
hours, particularly during regular
working hours when I know some-
one is there.

In the Press 75 years
Women Launch Drive
for Club Home
As per announcement
made in the last issue of
The Press, the Macclenny
Woman's Club met at the
home of Mrs. T.J. Knabb
last Thursday afternoon
and proceeded with the
work of election of officers
and the reorganization into
a purely local institution, to
deal with and meet local re-
Officers were chosen as
follows: Mrs. T.J. Knabb,
president. Mrs. C.L.
Hodges, vice-president,

I don't,want to hear your compa-
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want to hear that personal service
and dedication to quality are your
corporate goals.
If that were true; I wouldn't be
listening to an automated or taped
I don't want to hear a message
from the principal about how dedi-
cated ) our school is to turning out
productive students.
The reason I picked on public
offices first is because many of
them were among the first to intro-
duce this "time-saving" technology,
often ahead of private businesses
who.tend to be, shall we say,
I can go into a government of-
fice well equipped with the latest in
automated answering and, trust me,
I'll find someone quickly who isn't
doing much of anything, someone
well equipped to be .answering the
telephone promptly and efficiently.
It's gotten to the point of affect-
ing my judgement: I just assume a;, q
public office has lazy employees if
a live person doesn't answer the
phone or in the case of some offi-
cials who'll go unnamed people
who are out of the office so much
they don't want others to know.
Keep it simple: can the technol-
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Years ago, I knew of a young
man named Charlie, who was born
with multiple birth defects, the
result of a drug prescribed in good
faith to his mother during her preg-
nancy by her doctor to treat a med-
ical problem.
The drug had devastating effects
on the developing baby and Charlie
was born with profound birth
'defects. The most evident of all, his
lack of legs.
Charlie's feet, only one of which
resembled a normal foot, protruded
directly from his trunk. His arms
were affected, too, directly impact-
ing the development of his mobility
and rendering him pretty much
helpless in his early years.
But the baby's mind 'was nor-
mal. Loved and adored by his sup-
portive family, Charlie's intelli-
gence and remarkable personality
began to develop and take form.
As he grew, a specially adapted
motorized wheelchair was his taxi
and whatever the family did, Char-
lie was right in the middle of it. He
went to school and participated in
extracurricular activities just like
any other child.
I read about Charlie in the local

made to meet
the necessary
< amount for
- this purpose.
We are
pleased to
l see the good
ladies take
this step. It is
that we need
kind of building and they
should be given every en-

In the Press 50 years
Polio Dance Is Success-
The Macclenny Club
Home was the scene of the
"Dance that others may
walk" Saturday night, Jan-
uary 28, 1956. Master of
Ceremonies, Gene Barber,
presented local majorettes
in a precision drill and
"Mervyn's School of
Dance" pupils from Jack-
sonville, gave us their time
and talents to help make

our dance and stage show a
success. Miss Nettie Ruth
Black of Lake City present-
ed several accordian selec-
tions and danced for us.
Local business men
gave us numerous services
to help make our Polio
Dance the biggest and best
ever.! We thank each and
everyone for his and her
contribution toward our
drive and special thanks to
our city police for their co-
operation, Kathryn Jones
School of Dance for all the
scenery and spot lights
used for the stage show, to
our local musicians for
their dance music, to Mor-
ris Dowling for his vocal
aid in calling the dances.
Thanks to everyone!
Mrs. Marie Smith, Polio
Mothers March Chairman

In the Press 25 years
Dresser trial to start
One of the most sensa-

r and was amazed by this re-
:able young man. A photo with
article showed him sitting on
counter at MacDoriald's where
nily member had perched him
e could personallN gi.e his or-
o ihe starf.,Jlis smile,.\ as in-
the article, Charlie expressed
heart's desire. What he wanted,
,e all things, was a pair of Nike
is shoes.
hoes, of course, were an issue,
n his physical deformities.
ilar shoes would not work. But
dreamed of them anyway.
ot long after the article on
rlie was featured in the paper, I
ally saw him, attending a par-
with his family. Then I found
that an acquaintance who
it theatre classes in the public
ol system had Charlie as one
s students. He spoke fondly of
boy's enthusiasm and spirit and
e of humor.
)h, he's a trip," my friend told
"I gave -the kids a creative as-
ment in which they had to
me a prop for a stage setting
we had to guess what each per-
was according to their actions
rhen it was Charlie's turn, he
;red out of his chair and rolled
ss the floor into the corner. He
r said a word and he just lay
e, not moving. Finally, after
t a hundred guesses, we gave

tional murder trials here in
recent memory was expect-
ed to begin Wednesday af-
ternoon with opening state-
ment in the case of Carl
John Dressler, 17, accused
in the shooting death of his
parents last October.
Both prosecution and
defense exhausted nearly
all their ten challenges
Monday afternoon and
Tuesday morning before a
jury of nine women and
three men was seated to
hear what is expected to be
several days of testimony,
including detailed reports
by psychiatric experts.
Circuit Judge R.A.
Green, who on Monday re-
fused to accept a plea bar-
gain plan which would
have allowed the Baker
High senior to plead to sec-
ond degree murder, dis-
missed the jury until Wed-

up. 'O.K. Charlie,' we shouted
'What ARE you?'
"He rolled over, faced us and
with a look of triumph said, 'Well,
I'm the refrigerator, of course.'"
That story did it for me. I want-
... ed to help grant.Charlie's N ish..I I
fell he desert ed it. I wanted to'get
this child his heart's desire that
elusive pair of Nike shoes.
I wrote to the president of the
Nike Corporation and enclosed a
copy of the news article. I asked
them to make this special child a
pair of shoes.
I honestly believed that request
would be granted. It seemed like
such a small thing to ask of a cor-
porate giant like Nike.
I was wrong.
My letter and newspaper clip-
ping were turned over to the public
relations director who wrote back
to me. Her polite and very short
reply stated that because Nike did
not have a single manufacturing
facility in the United States, it
would be impossible to make a pair
of shoes for Charlie.
What I read between the lines
was that they simply could not be
bothered. I felt hurt and puzzled by
their reaction.
A few years later, I saw a Nike
commercial that featured, of all
things, handicapped athletes. Was
this a public relations ploy on the
part of the corporation to appear
sensitive and all-inclusive?
It seemed a bitter irony. And
further ad campaigns over the ensu-
ing years would advocate meeting
challenges head on. You know the
really famous one: Just Do It.
Today, if you go online to
Nikebiz.com you see a rather bold
headline statement: "If you have a
body, you're an athlete."
Charlie had a body too, just not
a conventional one. Why couldn't
Nike, a company that in 2005 gen-
erated $13.7 billion in revenue
"Just Do It" and make one special
pair of shoes for a special little
American speed skater Joey
Cheek just grabbed the gold in the
2006 Winter Olympics underway
in Turin, Italy. The young athlete
announced he would be donating
his $25,000 Olympic committee
bonus to a humanitarian relief orga-
nization to aid war-torn Africa.
Shortly after Cheek's annouce-
ment, Nike made its own an-
nouncement. The corporation was
making an additional $10,000 do-
nation to the same relief organiza-
tion in honor of Cheek's gesture.
How noble. All I can say is Joey
Cheek good for you.
Nike kiss my foot.

Penalty is

greater for


Dear Editor:
When is enough enough?
My child is in the eighth grade.
She has never been a straight A
student, but she makes good
grades and tries really hard.
Since she was in the third grade
seven girls have picked at her and
taunted her. The last five 'years,
she has tried hard to deal withth the
situation. She is now on medica-
tion for nerves.
This year, she had all she could
take with the taunting and being
made fun of, and she ended up in a
fight with one of the girls.
I do not condone fighting, but
after this one, my child has not had
any more problems with this girl
or any of the others. She made a
bad choice and I thought she re-
ceived her punishment for it.
I did not know that my daughter
would continue the rest of the year
being punished.
She tried to avoid fighting by
going through peer mediation. The
other child refused to go, so at
least in my eyes, my daughter
made an effort to stop the situation
before it got out of hand.
When there is a fight at school,
it is my understanding that both
parties get referrals. My daughter
was the only one to receive one.
She was suspended for five
Sdavs, missed tryouts for the flag
corps, \bas not able to attend
school functions while suspended,
and not allowed to attend the
school dance while the other child
continued all her activities.
Now I am being told my daugh-
ter can't go on the eighth grade
grad night trip because of the
I understand rules are in force
for a reason, but this is a bit ridicu-
lous. From pre-K until now, she
has received one referral one in
ten years and that should speak
for itself, plus the fact that she has
not been in any more trouble since
this episode.
How much punishment should
a child like this continue to re-
We love our children and want
to protect them, but when they are
wrong, they are wrong. My daugh-
ter should not have been involved
in the fight, but the punishment
should have stopped at the five-
day suspension.
Glen St. Mary

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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, February 16, 2005 Page Four

DUI moto

A St. George, Ga. woman is
charged with leaving the scene of
an accident and DUI after she
struck a power pole in north Mac-
clenny during the early morning
hours of February 8.
Sheila Zajkowski, 41, was found
behind the wrheel of her 1998 Ford
parked and disabled on Ohio St.
Deputy Adam Faircloth said Ms.
Zajkowski appeared disoriented
and was unaware of the accident
minutes before.
The air bags in her vehicle had
deployed and she was attempting

rist hit poa

to re-start it when officers arrived.
Deputies followed a trail of
engine coolant dripping from the
radiator from the accident scene
on North 5th at Ohio about 3:00
am. Two nearby residents heard
the crash and one of them called
police from her mother's home.
The witnesses said the Ford
backed up after striking the power
pole and continued north on 5th
St., turned back south, then west
on Stansel to 6th St. and back
north to Ohio where it was found.
Ms. Zajkowski failed field so-

DUI charge filed after

drive in the wrong lane

Body of elderly man found in ditch Tuesday morning
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement's forensics unit was summoned to. the scene on Southern States Nursery Road just west of
Stewart Road the morning of February 14 after the body of 80-year-old Gus Barton was found in the south ditch, Here officers surround
the scene as photos of the body are taken and several areas around the body that appeared to be blood-stained are sampled. The body bore
some signs of possible foul play, including being struck by a vehicle on the unpaved road during the night or freezing early morning hours.
Mr Barton, who reportedly had Alzheimer's Disease, likely wandered from his home nearby and was last seen by his son Harold about
8:00 the previous evening. His wife Polly was at the residence as well, but also suffers from dementia and was unable to aid in the investi-
gation. Mr Barton was a longtime employee of Hiers Oil in Macclenny.

Shoe print ties youths to Arrested for

$13,000 vandalism case choking wife,
.. I.- rAmnichinwr7alls

A shoe print at the scene led neighborhood ott Ivy Hodges la
officers to question two youths and that day and came upon the tee
later charge them with destroying after they got off a school bi
$13,000 worth of windows at a They initially denied knowledge
construction site off Woodlawn the vandalism.
Road east of CR 125. They matched the descripti
The male suspects, ages.12 and given by a laborer who had se
13, admitted involvement in the them at the site and said they to
vandalism overnight February 8 ed clay balls at workers on t
after the shoes one of them was roof of the home under constrt
wearing matched the footprint. tion.
The shoe of the 13-year-c
Contractor James Combs re- matched the print at the scene a
ported the'destruction that morn- each suspect admitted to break
ing when a crew reported for only one window, blaming the
work. A canine search team was mainder on the other..
summoned from Baker Correc- The case will be turned over
tional but failed to find a trail lead- juvenile authorities. Both a
ing from the scene. charged with felony mischief. T'
Sgt. Thomas Dyal and Deputy hoses were also found at the hol
Curtis Ruise were canvassing a of one of the suspects.

Two had coke, pot in car

Two rear seat passengers in a
car stopped early on February 8
for not having a tag light were ar-
rested after a drug-sniffing dog
found powder cocaine, crack co-
caine and marijuana concealed
under a front seat.
Police charged Eddie Fields, 32,
of Macclenny with hiding powder
cocaine in a folded dollar bill and
a plastic baggie of pot under the
-Aeneas Hollings, also, 32 and
from Macclenny, is charged with
concealing powder coke in a dollar
bill and a rock of crack.
The pair and two others in the
front seat who were not charged
were stopped by Deputy James
Parham near King Dr. and Lowder

about 1:30 am.
The driver consented to a search,
and the county's K-9 unit respond-


arrestedfor third

attack on teacher

A 10-year old emotionally dis-
turbed student was arrested for the
third time in ten days on February
9 for the same offense of attacking
a teacher.
The male student, enrolled in
the therapeutic day program at
Baker County Middle School, this
time became disruptive and cursed
loudly in the sixth grade cafeteria.
Teacher Patsy Vinzant, the vic-
tim in the two earlier cases, sus-
tained a laceration to the knee
when pushed by the student as she
and another teacher struggled to
return him to a classroom.
Ms. Vinzant told campus officer
Alison Smith the youth nearly
pushed her through a cafeteria
window during the struggle.
The student was arrested for
battery and disrupting a school
School officials say they cannot
discuss particulars of cases, but
one acknowledged that students
with severe emotional problems
are kept in special classes and nor-
mally not expelled or suspended
for incidents like this.
The therapeutic classes are
designed both to treat the students
and keep them out of the main-





ed. The dog alerted to the presence
of drugs near the rear seat.
In another drug possession case,
Amanda Foucart, 19, of Macclen-
ny was charged with a misde-
meanor when Deputy Ben Ander-
son found marijuana in her purse
during a consent search.
The officer questioned the sus-
pect after spotting her with a beer
bottle inside the 1999 Chevrolet
truck she was driving in the park-
ing lot of the Kangaroo conveni-
ence store on US 90 in Macclenny.
Ms. Foucart said the pot be-
longed to one of her friends. She
was also charged with underage,
possession of alcohol.'

A Glen St. Mary husband was
jailed February 12 for domestic
violence after he allegedly held
down his wife by the throat and
punched holes in the wall of their
residence off Evergreen Circle.
Deputy Garrett Bennett found
Selena Holland, 29, on a driveway
outside the residence when he re-
sponded to the disturbance call
about 1:30 that afternoon. He not-
ed a redness on her neck.
The woman said husband Stan-
ley Holland, 25, became violent
after she awakened him to accom-
pany her on-a visit to her ill father.
He became verbally abusive
then held- her down by the throat
on a bed before vandalizing the
room. He also refused to let Ms.
-lh'llonJ take ll ihii u.n g daugthtcr
with. her. ....
Mr. Holland gave a conflicting
version of events, but was arrested
because of the marks on his wife's
throat and the holes in the wall.
Ms. Holland said her husband
had been out late the previous eve-
ning and was using drugs.
In an unrelated case, a criminal
complaint for battery was filed
against Tracy Rhoden, 32, of Mac-
clenny for alleged attacks on Ron-
da Mercer, 32, of Bryceville and
Ronnie Miller, 63, of Macclenny.
The incident happened at Pop's
Place in the east city late on Feb-
ruary 10. Deputy Erik Stalnaker
said both alleged victims were
intoxicated, Mr. Miller to the point
he could not fill out a complaint.

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A Lake City wpman was arrest-
ed for DUI and careless driving
after she drove in the wrong lane
of Lowder south of US 90 in the
early morning hours of February
12 and sideswiped an oncoming
Julia Crews, 36, was waiting
with the other driver, Derek Halle,
25, of Nlacclenn -% hen officers
arrived at a car wash at the corner
of US 90 Lo\ der in the \vesl cit\.
Mr. Halle said Ms. Crews' Hon-
da was going north in the south-
bound lane south of the railroad
about 2:00 am and he swerved to
avoid a head-on collision.
Deputy James Stalnaker said
Ms. Crews was still in her vehicle
when he questioned her, and min-
utes later Sgt. Adam Faircloth said
she failed field sobriety tests. Ms.
Crews refused to submit to a
breath test.
In another 'drunk driving case,
David Wright of Macclenny, an
off-duty FHP trooper, followed a
1996 Buick westbound on Inter-
state 10 until it was intercepted by
Deputy Ben Anderson about 10:00
pm on February 11.
-Trooper Wright first observed
the vehicle driven by Charles Park-

er, 76, of Lake. City on CR 125
south of Glen St. Mary and fol-
lowed it as he drove onto 1-10.
Deputy Anderson stopped the
vehicle at the CR 229 interchange
near Sanderson, and Mr. Parker
failed field sobriety tests after
nearly striking the deputy's car
when he failed to put his vehicle in

Violation of

a court order

Christopher McMahan, 32, of
Glen St. Mary faces a charge of
contempt of court for allegedly vi-
olating a court order to stay away
from Avery Crawford, 27, of Glen
St. Mary.
Mr. Crawford and Jessica Reich-
enback, 32, of St. George, Ga. said
Mr. McMahan addressed them
using an obscenity while they were
in the Waffle House the morning of
February 12.
The injunction was issued by
Circuit Judge David-Giant.
He was arrested after police
were called to the restaurant in
south Macclenny.

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briety tests and her readings on a
breathalyzer were three times the
.08 content the state considers to
be driving drunk.
She was also booked for care-
less driving and having an open
container of alcohol inside the
The following day shortly after
noon, John Zajkowski, 46, of the
same address, was arrested by Sgt.
Thomas Dyal for driving with a
license suspended nine times,
twice for DUI.
He is also wanted on a warrant
from Columbia County for viola-
tion of probation for driving with-
out a license.
Sgt. Dyal stopped Mr. Zajkow-
ski for speeding on Owens Acres

The Baker County District School Board will
hold the following public hearing on Tuesday, Feb-
ruary 21, 2006, at 6:30 pm in the District School
Board Meeting Room, 270 South Boulevard East,
Macclenny, Florida 32063:
The documents are available for preview at
the Baker County School Board Office located at
392 South Boulevard East, between the hours of
8:30 am and 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
The public is invited and encouraged to at-
Paula T. Barton
Superintendent of Schools
The Baker County District School Board will
hold the following public hearing on Monday,
March 20, 2006, at 6:30 pm in the Olustee Volun-
teer Fire Department, Highway 90, Olustee, Flori-
The public is invited and encouraged to at-
The documents are available for preview at
the Baker County School Board Office located at
392 South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Florida.
(8:30 am 3:00 pm) Monday through Friday.
Paula T. Barton
Superintendent of Schools

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant tc. -
a Writ of Execution issued in the County Court of
Baker County, Florida, on the 9th day of Novem-
ber, 2005, in the cause wherein Barnett Recovery
Corporation was plaintiff and Gregory Gainey was
defendant, being Case No. 91-106CC, in said
Court, I, Joey B. Dobson, as Sheriff of Baker
County, Florida, have levied upon all the right, ti-
tle, and interest-of the defendant, Gregory Gainey
rI rr. 1 :) rri.- 1IIaarl., ,] -:,-:ri,'d p.r-'S,-' ,i proper-:

2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser
VIN# 3C4FY58B42T313354
(Note: Anyone interested in viewing the
vehicle being sold should do so prior to
the time of the sale at Moran's Motor and
Wrecker Service located at 59 N. 7th
Street, Macclenny, FL)
SI shall offer this property for sale, at the front
entrance of the Baker County Courthouse, 339 E.
Macclenny Avenue in Macclenny, .County of Bak-
er, State of Florida, on Februar8 28006 at the
hour of 11:00 am, or as soon thereafter as possi-
ble. I will offer for sale all the said defendant's,
Gregory Gainey, right, title and interest in the
aforesaid personal property at public auction and
will sell the same, subject to taxes, all prior liens,
encumbrances and judgements, if any, to the
highest bidder and best bidder for CASH IN
HAND. The proceeds to be applied as far as may
be to the payment of costs and the satisfaction of
the above described execution.
(Note: In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing
special accommodation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact the Baker County Sher-
iff's Office at (904) 259-0245, prior to the date of
the sale.)
Joey B. Dobson, Sheriff
Baker County, Florida
By: Pamela L. Davis
Civil Process Deputy
CASE NO.: 02-2005-CA-0195
HUTCHINS, his wife,
TAMMY LAMAR WATERS, individually and
as the natural guardian of ALLEN DREW VIGIL
DANIEL HUTCHINS, individually, and LEONARD
HUTCHINS, as the natural guardians of LARRY
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a complaint for Re-
formation of Deed has been filed against you on
the following described property:
A parcel of land lying and being in Section
4, Township 3 South, Range 21 East, Baker
County, Florida and described as follows: Be-
gin at the NW corner of that parcel described
at OR Book 52, Page 464; thence S 8925953"
W, 70.00 feet and to the West line of Section 4,
thence S 016'27" W, 208.80 feet; thence N
89259'53" E, 70.00 feet; thence S 8958'00" E,
138.8 feet; thence N 018'00" E, 208.8 feet;
thence N 8958'00" W, 138.8 feet and to the
point of beginning.
A parcel of land lying and being In Section
4, Township 3 South, Range 21 East, Baker
County, Florida and described as follows: Be-
gin at the NE corner of that parcel described
at OR Book 52, page 464, thence S 0018' W,
200.00 feet; thence N 8958' W 218.00 feet;
thence N 00'18' E, 200.00 feet; thence S 8958'
E, 218.00 feet and back to the Point of Begin-

and you are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on Frank E. Mal-
oney, Jr., P.A., attorney, whose address is 445
East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida
32063; (904) 259-3155 within thirty (30) days af-
ter the first publication of the notice and on or be-
fore the 9th day of March, 2006, and to file the
original with the clerk of this court either before
service on Frank E. Maloney, Jr., P.A., attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief demanded in the
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on
this 2nd day of February, 2006.
Al Fraser
Clerk of Courts
by Bonnie Palleschi
as Deputy Clerk

ater rg/&" -"&" 6

A Ms. America Pageant-o-phile

BCHS teacher

has been a fan

since childhood

Press Staff
"There she is.... "
No, not Miss America, but Taf-
fie Mosley, who knows as much
about the beauty pageant as any-
one in the county. She is quick to
correct me about the pageant,
spouting the party line.
"It isn't a beauty pageant, it's a
scholarship pageant," she says.
"There's a lot of money involved."
An English teacher at Baker
County High School, Taffie had a
lifelong dream come true this year
when she flew to Las Vegas to
attend the pageant. It was the first
year the pageant was not in At- -
lantic City after more than 80
years on the Boardwalk.
"I knew that it had to be this
year or next, because after that the
future of the pageant is really up in
the air."
The Miss America Pageant has
suffered with tumbling television
viewership the past few years. The
organization reaches the end of its
current television contract after
next year's pageant, and to date
none of the four networks have
picked it up.
Taffie is hopeful, but also knew
that if she didn't act soon, Miss
America as she knew and loved it
might be a thing of the past. It
could be relegated to a quaint
piece of Americana rather than the
American icon it is today.
Organizers are trying to find a
way to make it more appealing.
The girls have gone back to wear-
ing two-piece bathing suits, and
there's even talk of adding a reali-
ty television component to the
Taffie's love for the Miss Amer-
ica pageant has a long history. She
first caught the Miss America bug
when she was seven years old after
her mom, Pam Bagley, also a
BCHS English teacher; gave 'her -a
Miss America party with a roller'
skating birthday cake. ,
That was back in days when
Miss America talent included fire
batons and dance routines on roller
Her birthday usually falls on the
same weekend as the pageant, and
so it was always a part of her
birthday celebrations.
"My daddy would let me stay
up late to watch the pageant, and
since I usually had all my friends
over for my birthday party we
would all stay up late and watch.
There weren't a lot of TV stations
back then, so there wasn't a lot on
to watch. It got to be a real treat to
stay up that late."
Taffie's affinity for the beauty
pageant was a little out of charac-
ter for a South Georgia country
girl. "I hated bows and fluff," she
But on some subconscious
level, she and the pageant matched
and it went from a yearly party to
a yearly tradition.
Even at an early age, Taffie had
an uncanny ability to pick the win-
"I can only remember one time

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Taffie Mosely with this year's Miss America program and her 'queenly' wave.

that I didn't pick at least three of
the top five winners. My daughter
Elizabeth does the same thing."
Taffie can usually pick the top
girls within the first five minutes
of thepageant," said Pam Bagley.
"All I have to do is listen to
how they introduce themselves.
Some of them just stand out. They
have .poise and self-confidence
that just comes across. Those are
the ones that usually, make the top
ten. They don't even have to be
the prettiest ones."
Not only beauty and poise plays
into the decision of who makes it
to the top ten; Taffie thinks there is
a degree of politics that figures
into the making the first cut.
"Miss Georgia was part oriental
and that gavetif an edge."
An edge of some sort is vitally
important toward moving on in the
competition. It is important to

have something that stands out to
the judges..
"It helps to have, a nose that has
a bump on it or a mouth that is
slightly crooked."
Miss Oklahoma, who won this
year, had a long neck that made
her look elegant, according to
Taffie. A silhouette made her stand
out from the other pretty girls.
Like any true devotee, Taffie
has her favorite Miss Americas.
"My two favorites are Vanessa
Williams and Kaye Lani Rae
Mosely and her husband Scott
took the long flight to Las Vegas.
She was very excited for'weeks in
"I about drove everybody I
kinc. "razy,"
Seeing the pageant in person
was an eye opener. "I had great
seats. I was actually in front of

Some 'Miss America' trivia...
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the world's most famous pageant:
Which Miss America was legally deaf? Heather Whitestone
Who is best known for singing the famous "There she is..." theme
song? Bert Parks
Which Miss America had her crown revoked because of nude pho-
tographs? Vanessa Williams
Which Miss America later became a spokeswoman for Minute Maid
Orange Juice? Anita Bryant
Which Miss America was -a famous television spokesperson in the
1950's? Bess Myerson
Name at least three Miss Americas who went on to fame in televi-
sion and movies? Mary Anne Mobley, Bess Myerson, Anita Bryant,
Vanessa Williams, Phyllis George and Lee Meriweather
Which Miss America was from Jacksonville? Leanza Cornett
When was the first Miss America pageant? 1921. For two years it
was called the Golden Mermaid Pageant
Why did the Miss USA/Universe pageant start? In 1951, Miss
America, Yolanda Betbeze, refused to pose for swimsuit pictures and
the pageant sponsor Catalina split off to form a new pageant.
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The pageant moved along at a
much faster pace than she expect-
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on TV. For one thing; the audience
was a lot louder in person and I
was surprised by how many peo-
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the show started."
There was a warm-up act -
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the audience dressed up for the
"All the little girls who had won
pageants were dressed in their
crowns and sashes."
There are a lot of activities prior
to the actual pageant. The girls
have a very busy schedule and
Taffie was surprised to see them
all over town.
She tried to make it to the auto-
graph session the day before,
arriving an hour early, but hun-
dreds were in line ahead of her.
The pageant was a great experi-
ence for her, and despite being in
Las Vegas instead of Atlantic City,
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Drunk at motel office

A trio of arrests were made dur-
ing the past. week for disorderly
intoxication, including a guest at
the Day's Inn in Macclenny early
on February 9.
A clerk summoned police when
James' Miller, 42, of Norfolk, Va.
refused to go back to his room and
cursed loudly at her.
Deputies said he appeared dis-
oriented and several times refused
several requests that he leave the
Brandon Wilkerson, 28, was
booked on a similar charge follow-
ing an argument with his wife Feb-
ruary 10 at their Ivy St. residence

Stu dentsjump

for heart research
Students from Macclenny Elementary
S jumped for the American Heart Assoc-
iation on February 10 as part of an
.....annual fundraiser for the organization.
SThese students were just few of the kids
from 13 different classes that participat-
S ed in the event. Instead of jumping rope,
the children rotated through different
jump stations consisting of single ropes,
long ropes, sack races, mini tramps, hur-
4 dles, chinese jump ropes, hopscotch and
Skip-Its. Above, Tasha Highland and
Carolyn Hatcher swing the rope while
Katalyn Johnson times her jumps (all
from Debbie Dorman's third grade
class.) At left, this student from Joanna
Chisholm's third grade class jumps dou-
ble time. PE teacher Pam Robinson co-
o ordinated the event.

Makes phone threats

A criminal complaint for assault
was filed February 12 against Wil-
liam Clayton Davis, 36, of San-
derson for repeated telephone
threats to his estranged wife.,
Mandy Davis,'35, summoned
police that evening to make the
complaint and Deputy James Stal-
naker said Mr. Davis called while
he was at the address of Mallie
Davis Rd., making several threats
of violence over the phone.
The couple separated last Sep-
tember and the sheriff's depart-

Thefts from

three trucks

Police think they may have a
suspect in a trio of overnight bur-
glaries in the parking lot of the
Econlodge in south Macclenny on
February 12.
Michael Long of Monroe, N.C.
reported tools and a water cooler
with a total value of $600 were
taken from a tool box in the rear of
his truck.
The equipment included an
acetylene torch valued at $350 and
a box and tools at $300.
A truck belonging to Joseph
Finkle of Macclenny was ransack-
ed and a tool box and contents
worth $60 taken.
Police surveying the parking lot
that morning found the lid of a
tool box up, and owner Heath
Reeves of Bryceville, Ohio con-
firmed tools worth $165 had been
Police think the burglaries oc-
curred between 1:00 am and day-

History event
On February 22, at 9:30 am,
NEFSH will host a tribute to black
fraternal, social and civic institu-
tions in the John J. Crews Gym.
Special guest speaker will be
Cheryl Y. Brantley, AIS for admin-
istration at NEFSH. The theme
will be brothers and sisters.

Board meeting
The Baker Soil and Water
Conservation District Board will
meet on February 21 at Taylor'd
Barbeque from noon to 1:00 pm.
The public is invited to attend.

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ment has received several similar
complaints since then.
Deputy Ben Anderson arrested
Mr. Davis for driving v. without a
licertse early the.morning of Feb-
ruary 8 following one of those
The officer said he was parked
near the residence and.Mr. Davis
drove up in his 1993 Chevrolet
truck just after 4:00 am.
Two other arrests for driving on
a suspended license took place the
past week, including Michael
Thomas, 26, no address indicated.
He was stopped on South 6th
St. in Macclenny the morning of
February,11 by Deputy Garrett
'Bennett for having a license tag
obscured by muad.
A computer check revealed his
license has been suspended six
times for failure to pay fines. He
was also ticketed for an expired
license tag.
Marcus Wilcox, 22, of Mac-
clenny was arrested in the late eve-
ning of the same day after Deputy
James Stalnaker found his license
had four suspensions.
He was stopped on 9th St. for
having no license tag light.

in Macclenny.
Deputy James Stalnaker said
Mr. Wilkerson was disruptive and
made threats against the wife.
Deputy John Hardin said Tim-
my Gay, 25, of St. George, Ga.
was kicking the front door of the
Country Club Lounge when he
passed on routine patrol about
1:00 am on February 7.
Mr.. Gay was arrested for disor-
derly intoxication after ignoring
the several requests by the officer
that he not urinate in the parking
He said he was attempting to re-
enter the bar to get a pool stick.

Recants: wife didn't stab him

A Macclenny husband who first
told police he was stabbed in the
hand by his wife during an argu-
ment recanted his story several
hours after she was arrested the
morning February 10.
Eugene Farmer, 37, contacted
arresting officer Greg Burnsed at
county jail around noon and said
he was upset at his wife Gail, 38,
because of an affair and wanted
her to go to jail.
He told Deputy Burnsed the
knife cut on his hand was self-
inflicted when he picked it up.
Initially, Ms. Farmer told offi-
cers her husband came home from
work with the cut on his hand, and
denied involvement. That contra-
dicted his version of events, and
police charged the wife with ag-
gravated battery and domestic vio-
A witness who works with Mr.
Farmer said he did not have the
'wound when he arrived at the cou-
ple's.Grissholm St. residence from

The charge against Ms. Farmer
is expected to be dropped.

Deputy uses Taser
A Macclenny man had to be
subdued with a Taser gunshot to.
the back when he resisted arrest by
swinging at two county deputies
the evening pf February 10.
Police were called to the scene
of a domestic disturbance on
North 6th St. about 9:30 and de-
cided to arrest Bryan Tylk, 26, af-
ter interviewing both'him and his
25-year-old wife Donna,
The suspect, 6'3" and 210
pounds, swung at both Greg Burn-
sed and Garrett Bennett when they
attempted to handcuff him and ig-
nored several warnings before
Deputy Butrnsed administered the
Taser dose.
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The coalition of business own-
ers pushing for downtown revital-
ization agreed February 13 to ask
Macclenny officials to convert two
streets to one-way.
Members of The Core Down-
town Macclenny Group will pre-
sent their request at March meet-
ing of the city commission.
They will be Fourth Street and
College Street in the one block
north of the railroad, but the group
hasn't finalized which one will go
which direction.
Converting them to one-way
will allow angled parking on the
street, which means more spaces
available for customers.
Also at Monday's meeting, the'
city's grant consultant, Dick Ed-
wards, told the Core Group that
the Macclenny could apply for
Community Development Block
Grants to help fund some of the
public improvements they are
They would be eligible to re-
ceive $700,000 for community re-
vitalization, but said the process is
The application would likely be
due by June or July, he said.
Later in the meeting which,
was attended by about 15-20 peo-
ple, including City Manager Ger-
ald Dopson a representative
from the Florida Department of
Transportation spoke to the group.
James Bennett said it would d he
up to the city to decide v. whether to
make its streets one way, but not
,state roads such as Fifth and Sixth
He also advised the, group on
what types of things are allowed
along US 90, where the state's
right-of-way stretches up to the
In a resolution approved last
month by the commission, the
Core Group said the jrea between
Si \th aridFourth streets and two-
blocks on either side of Nlacclenn\
'Avenue "can once again be made a
viable commercial district."
The key, they say, is increased
parking, landscaping and lighting
in publicly owned space.
The resolution urged the com-
mission to "plan for and appropri-
ate funds... as soon as practically
The business owners are trying
{to establish the core downtown
area before the Wal-Mart Super
Center is built at CR 228 and In-
terstate 10.
They are concerned the accom-
panying commercial development
would pull customer traffic away
from downtown.
The Core Group is working
with planning consultant Marvin
Hill to create their vision and pre-.
sent it to the city.
The group has held several
meetings at city hall, usually on
the second Monday of the month
from 11 am to noon. The meetings
are open to the public.

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The following land transactions
were recorded in the Baker County
courthouse during January 16-31.
Values are derived from documen-
tary stamps. Many descriptions are
by S(ection) T(ownship) R(ange).
If acreage or price are not listed,
none were indicated in the docu-
Morris & Deborah Foster to Mark
& Melissa Taylor, in 13-2S-21E, $10.
Davis & Martha Raver to Bruce &
Amanda Stieger, in Macclenny II,
Timothy & Melody Combs to
Michael Terry, in 20-2S-22E, $171,000.
Richard & Gena Davis to Denise
Young, in Copper Creek Hills, $50,000.
Wesley & Amanda Nowlen to B&R
Homebuilders, Inc., in Hunter's Ridge,
Clerk of Court to Elliott Ettinger,
Larry Dean, Hughes Homes, James
Blasco, in 26-2S-20E, $65,000..
Martha Oglesby to Wyatt Haynes, in,
29 & 30-2S-21E, $4,000.
Bobby Olgesby to Martha Oglesby,
in 29 & 30-2S-21E.
Randolph Rhoden to Charles-Cissell,
in 1-1S-20E, $37,500.
Joann & Delmas Butcher to Delmas
& Joann Butcher, in 4-3S-21E, $10.
Glen Plantation LTD to Alicia Ful-
gham & Jason McIntosh, at the Farms
at Glen Plantation, $175,350.
William & Wanda Thorn to Wanda
Thorn, in 28-2S-22E.
Broken Oak Development Group
Inc., to Retus Group LLC, in 30-2S-
22E, $400,000.
Joseph & Anna Williams to Larry &
Michelle Rice, in 30-2S-22E, $50,000.
Phyllis Lovett to John & Gloria
Clark, in Copper Creek Hills, $273,400.
Michael & Connie Deese to William
Greene, in Turkes Creek Retreat,
Helen Starkovich to LaBeuna
Farms, Inc., in Mt. Holly, $10.
S Earl & Melisha Gaskins to Lee Abel,
in 5-1S-21E. $100,000.
Rolling leados t of Macclenny LLC
to Drees Home's of Florida, Inc., in
Rolling Meadows of Macclenny,
Guy & Sue Taylor to Frederick
Lloyd, in Copper Creek Hills, $199,900.
Stanley Wilson to Brian Tuten, in 6-
3S-22E, $92,000.
Vertie & Belmont Smith Sr., to

16-31 land sales

Paula Smith, in 14-4S-20E, $10.
Richard Burnsed to Paul Burnsed,
in 21-1N-21E.
Tammy & Ray Granger to Dana
Blanton, in 36-2S-21E, $85,000.
John Curtis to John & Mary Till-
man, in 25-2S-21E, $10.
Nanette & Stephen Parsons to
Stephen Parsons, in 07-3S-22, $10..
Lavon & L.E. Wilkerson to Lavon
Wilkerson & Susan Smart, in 2-2S-22E.
Joseph McCann to Jack & Karen
Strickland, in 19-2S-22E, $30,000.
Harold Keinath & Matthew Weasel
to Seth & Patricia Cales, in 2-3S-21E,
Christopher Rhoden to Mitchell &
Jerri Canaday, in 18-2S-22E, $100,000.
Joey Smith to Corey Griffis, in 1-2S-
21E, $99,900.
David & Joelle Bowen to Robin &
John Steinmeyer III, in Old Nursery
Plantation, $350,000.
David & Mary Byrd to Max &
Karen Tillman, in Macclenny II,
Deloris & Lewis Crews to Tammy
Phillips, in 8-2S-22E.
Deloris & Lewis Crews to Tina
Rogers, in 8-2S-22E.
Deloris, & Lewis Crews to Ella
Crews, in 8-2S-22E.
Deloris & Lewis Crews to Lewis
Crews Jr., in 8-2S-22E.
Frances & Brantley Russell to
Robert Webb, in Macclenny II,
Peggy Carpenter to Karen Dolan,
Deborah Cavannaugh & David Car-
penter, in 19-2S-22E, $10.
Paul, Georgia & David Harvey to
Paul & Sandra Harvey, in 2-1S-20E,
Larry & Stacy Nettles to Mark &
Tryce Cabaj, in 21E, $75,000.
M&K Properties of Macclenny Inc,
to James & Carla Jones, in 7th Street
Issac & Glory Daniels to Glory
Daniels, $10.

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J. Ray & Gerra Gatlin to FM Flori-
da Land Company LLC, in 25-2S-21E,
Florida Green Land & Timber
Company Inc., to FM Florida Land
Company LLC, in 25-2S-21E, $10.
Paul Thrift to David & Beatrice
Anne, in 29-2S-22E.
R. Burnsed, Irma Green, Minnie
Brown & David Burnsed to Minnie
Brown, in 24-2S-21E, $10.
R. Burnsed, Irma Green, Minnie
Brown & David Burnsed to. David
Burnsed, in 24-2S-21E, $10.
R. Burnsed, Irma Green, Minnie
Brown & David Burnsed to Irma
Green, in 24-2S-21E, $10.
R. Burnsed, Irma Green, Minnie
Brown & David Burnsed to R. Burnsed,
in 24-2S-21E, $51,000.
Florida Green Land & Timber
Company, Inc. to FM Florida Land
Company LLC, in 30-2S-22E, $10.
Minnie Hargroves & Talmage Man-
ning to Minnie Hargroves, in 2-4S-21E,
Betty Wiggins to Clayton & Linda
Blackshear, in Macclenny, $60,496.
Shirley Burroughs & James Ruise to
Shirley Burroughs & James Ruise, in
William Knabb Addition, $31,000.


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January 31 rites

for Mr. Barber
Vernon Barber, 71, of Baldwin
died January 27, 2006 following a
brief illness. .
He was predeceased by father
Leonard Barber and son Matt
Barber. Survivors include mother
Sadie Kight Barber; daughters Sue
Hodges, Carolyn Gatlin and Shar-
ron Gillikin; son John Gillikin; sis-
ters Sally Crews, Dot Barton
(Charles), Linda Mobley and
Peggy Rau; brother John Barber
(Cindi); grandchildren Brooke,
Belle, Dustin, Daryll and Tyler.
Pallbearers were Tim Sweat,
Marcus Harvey, Troy Luedtke,
Larry O'NcLal, John Darryl Roberts
and John Combs. A funeral was
held January 31 at Prestwood Fun-
eral Home of Baldwin.

Betty Moring

dies February 12
Mrs. Betty Jean Moring, of
Macclenny, died February 12,2006.
Survivors include husband Ed-
gar Morinig, Jr.; children Cynthia
(Charles) Scales, Francis (Marcus)
Jackson, Edgar Moring, III, Debbie
Moring, James Moring, Harry
Graves, Jr., Laverne Moring and'
Michael Moring; step-children
Linda, Bonnie, Darrell, and Mar-
ice Moring; brother Ledn Johnson;
sisters Catherine Highland and
Jean Larry; best friend Agnes
Visitation will be at Brown,
Green and Fralin Funeral Home of
Macclenny on February 17 from,
5:00-7:00 pm und at the Emmanuel
Church of God in Christ from
11:30 am until the hour of the ser-
vice. The funeral will be at 1:00
pm. Ir.crmcrnt will be in the Mt.
Herman Cemetery. The funeral cor--
tege will assemble at 610 Martin
I.uthcr 1-ring Drive at noon.

In Memory
.... of
Gracey Faith Crews
2,17, 2005- 3/20/2005
God r i', a tiny rosebud,
to brighten His bouquet.
Our hearts were sadly broken,
when Gracey went away.
Please watch our little angel,
she's special, as you know.
So tiny and so fragile,
it was hard to let her go.
Our arms are very lonely,
our hearts forever changed;
but we would never call her back,
if this could be arranged.
She's in the arms of Jesus,
looking down from up above.
Just remember little Gracey,


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Fi'.' Chur.che. Ro.i
Hw". 12- Sanderson, FL
Sund.i School 9:45 a.rm.
SSunday Morning Worship 11-00 a.m.
Wed. Night Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
Ever'4" Sunday Night.S~ernice 7:00 p.m.
".. ';dl, Williams -Pastor /

'Buddy 'O'Steen

dies of longillness
Wendell "Buddy" F. O'Steen,
65, of Keystone Heights died Feb-
ruary 13, 2006 at Shands Medical
Center in Gainesville following a
long illness. Mr. O'Steen was born
in Jacksonville on November 3,
1940 and was a long time resident
of Keystone Heights. He was a
Baptist and a retired carpenter and
a Mason.
Survivors include his wife of 35
years, Sue Barton O'Steen; daugh-
ters Marie Pritchard of Macclenny,
Vicki Vallance of Keystone
Heights, Mary Stallings of Virgin-
ia, Vedra 'Harrellson of Georgia,
Rebecca O'Steen of Ke\ stone
Heights; sons Wendell O'Steen,
Jr., of Keystone Heights, James
and Joey O'Steen of Jacksonville,
Charles O'Steen of Macclenny:
sister Evelyn O'Steen of Macc-,
lenny; mother Francis Elaine Lun-
dy of Starke; 18 grandchildren and
one great-grandson.
A service will be held February
16 at 3:00 pm at DeWitt C. Jones
Funeral Home of Keystone Hei-
ghts. A viewing will precede the
service for one hour. In lieu of flo-
wers, please donate to the Amer-
ican Heart A sociation. 3801 NW
40th Terr., Gainesville, FL 32606.

'Buddy' Thrift

dies February 13
George D. "Buddy" Thrift, 66,
of Sanderson died February 13,
2006 at St. Vincent's Medical
Center in Jacksonville following a
long illness. He was born in Mac-
clenny and resided in Sanderson
for the past three years. Mr. Thrift
Worked for Blair Nursery in Mac-
clenny for over 30 years and re-
tired as a supervisor. He loved to
hunt and fish.
He was predeceased by parents
Clyde and Hettie Hodges Thrift.
Survivors include sisters Sara Mann
(Donald) of Sandersonm; iiece .Lisa
Simmons (Donnie) of Jacksonville;
nephew Donald Mann (Robin) of
Sanderson; great-nieces Jennifer
Jasonek, Lacey Green and Ashley
Green; great-nephews Christopher
and Richard Mann.
A service will be held February
16 at 11:00 am at Christian Fellow-
ship Temple with Revs. David and
Timmy Thomas officiating. Burial
will be at Oak Grove Cemeter-y.
The family received visitors on
February 15 from 5-9 pm at Guerry
Funeral Home of Macclenny.

St. Peters Anglican Fellowship
Minnesota Ave. Macclenny, Fla.
Sunday School 9:00 am
Sunday Service 10:00 am

First Baptist Church
I of Sanderson
CQ C 229 5.. Sanderson FL
Sunday School 10 am
Sun. Morning Worship 11 am
Sun. Evening Worship 6 pm
Wed. Eve. Bible Study 7 pm
Pastor Bob Christmas

Jesus: The Way, The Truth and The Life
Sunday School 10:00 A.M. Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 P.M.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 A.M. Wed. Eve. Worship 7:30 P.M.
Pastor Rev. Shannon Conner
North 6th Street Macclenny. 259-3500

23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday AM Worship 11:00 am
Sunday PM Services 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting 7:00 pm
Pastor J.C. Lauramore Welcomes All

Marion Walls

dies February 11
Marion Mizell Walls of Sander-
son died February 11, 2006 at
Trinity Community Hospital in
Jasper, Fla. She was a longtime
resident of Jasper in Hamilton
County prior to relocating to
Sanderson in 2005. Mrs. Walls'
was a former member of Mt. Mo-
riah Missionary Baptist Church,
but her membership was recently
transferred to, St. Johns Baptist
Church in Sanderson.
She was predeceased by parents
Jessie and Johnnfie Lee Mizell and
brother Ralph Mizell. Survivors
include husband David Walls; son
David Jr.. (Evangeline); daughters
Shirrell Faye Walls of Jackson-
ville, Cynthia Mitchell (Franklin)
of Hinesville, Ga., Debra Watson
(John) of Lawrenceville, N.J., and
Marion Walls of Jacksonville;-
eight grandchildren and three great
grandchildren; sisters Mertis Shep-
herd of Lake City, Catherine Ante
(Eddie) of Houston, Tex.; brothers
Mack Mizell (Susie) and Rudolph
Mizell (Rona) of Lake City.
A service is planned for Febru-
ary 18 at 2:00 pm in her church.
Mizell's Funeral Home in Lake
City was in charge of arrange-

ma Wilkinson

dies February 12
Ina Mae Sarrells Wilkinson, 78,
of Macclenny died February 12,
2006. She was a native of Gadsden
County, Florida and mo' cd to
Jacksonville at an early age. Mrs.
Wilkinson retired from Columbia
County Public Schools and moved
to MtLL-clIni) five years ago. She
will be remembered as a lo% ing
and caring person and as the great-
est mother in the world.
Mrs. Wilkinson was prede-
ceased by husband Robert V.
Wilkinson in 1987 and son Jake
"Ronnie" Lyons earlier this month.
Survivors include, daughters
Martha Minton and Shirley Yates;
sons George H. Lyons and William
Gary Cook; sister Ina Lee Steph-
ens; brothers J.C. Sarrells and Earl
G. Sarrells; seven grandchildren
and one great grand child.
A r'."ri,': washed Fehriury. 15
at Corey-Kerlin Funeral Home of
Jacksonville with Pastor Paul Hale
officiating. Interment followed at
Restlawn Memorial Park.

Marzell Williams

dies February 12
Marzell Moore Williams, 59, of
Macclenny died February 12, 2006
at St. Vincent's Medical Center in
Jacksonville after a brief illness.
Mrs. Williams was born in Len-
nox, Ga., and lived most of her life
in Baker County. She was an LPN
at Macclenny Nursing and Reha-
bilitation Center.
She was predeceased by parents
John L. 'and Rhoda Mae Moore,
brother.Braxton "Bud" Moore.
Survivors include daughters Trena
Rhoden, Michelle Mobley, Miran-
da Williams of Macclenny and
Stacy Almanza of Jesup, Ga.; son
Gaylen Williams of Sanderson;
sisters Christine Riggins of Palat-
ka, Mattie Conner of Lake City
and Anita Wilkerson of Raiford;
11 grandchildren and three great-
A service will be held February
16 at 1:00 pm at Archer Funeral
Home of Lake Butler with Revs.
Shannon Conner and Darrell Wil-
kinson officiating. Burial will fol-
low at Dekle Cemetery in Lake

In Memory
of our Mother
Dorothy Solomons
God looked around His garden and
He found an empty place. He then
looked down upon this earth and saw
your tired face. He put His arms
around and lifted you to rest. God's
garden must be bItaiiful. He always
takes the best. He knew that you would
never get well again on this old earth.
H ,mI the road was 'cluj in ,.ih and
th& hl, L were hard to climb. So He
closed your weaiy eyes and whispered,
"Peace be thine. It broke our hearts to
l,0.a'- but you didn't go alone. For
part of us went with yoi when God
called our sweet mother home.


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Methodist Church
121 North 259-4461
Pastor Bobb\' Griffin

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Glen Friendhip Tabernacle
Clinton Ave. Glen St. Mary
WJXR Radio Service Sunday 8:30 am
Morning Worship Service 10:30 am
Children's Church 11:30 am
Evangelistic 6:00 pm
Bible Study (Wed.) 7:30 pm
Rev. Albert Starling Home: 259-3982 Church: 259-6521



Senior Pastor Independent Pentecostal Church Associate Pastor
David Thomas Tim Thomas
259-4940 Seventh St. & Ohio Ave., Macclenny 259-4575

Sunday School 10:00 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Service 7:00 pm
Radio WJXR 92.1 Sunday 9:15 am

Youth Programs
Sunday School 10:00 am
Common Ground Sunday 11:00 am
Common Ground Wed. (Teens) 7:00 pm
God Kids Sunday 11:00 am
God Kids Wednesday 7:00 pm Youth Pastor
rGary Cnrmmey

573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am
Fellowship 10:30 am 11:00 am
Worship Services
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Sunday School 10:00 am
Sunday looming Service 11:00 am
Sunday Night Service 600 pm
Wed. Night Semce 7:30 pm
Where Everyone Is Somebody and
Jesus is the Leader
Pastor Rev. Ernie Terrell

Dinkins Congregational Methodist Church
CR 127 N., Sanderson

February 16-18 7:30 pm nightly
with Pentecostal Expressions
Special singing & prayer nightly.
Pastor Ernie Terrell Welcomes All.

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I Sunday School 9:45 AM Sunday Morning Worship 11 AM
Sunday Evening Worship 6 PM
A B o Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7 PM
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to Baker 259-6977
County 259-6977
CountyM Perry Hays, Associate Pastor
Michael D. Schatz, Associate Pastor

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Holiness Church
CR 127 N., Sanderson, FL
Sunday School 10:00 am
Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wed. Evening Prayer Serv. 7:30 pm
Pastor: Oral E. Lyons ^

First United
93 5th St., Macclenny ~ 259-3551
Sunday School: 10:00 am
Sunday Worship: 11:00 am
Sunday Youth: 6:00 pm
Wednesday Dinner: 5:45 pm
Wednesday Worship:6:15 pm
John L. Hay, Jr., Pastor

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Life not meant to be a driven

trip on highway of isolation


I recently drove to Louisiana
and back in the space of two and
one-half days. It was a quick trip,
six hours driving on Friday, four
on Saturday and 11 on Sunday,
with a brief interlude of family
time from 11:00 am-8:00 pm on
Somewhere during the return
trip the reality of my drive hit me.
I was speeding along the interstate
at 70 miles per hour, conscious
only of the vehicles speeding by
around ri. and occasionally an
unusual scenic image. My thought
focus wasn't on the present but the
future, desiring only to be where I
wasn't yet.
Suddenly it occurred to me this
trip was symbolic of my life and
perhaps of yours. We always seem
to be speeding somewhere with lit-
tle awareness of what is going on
around us.
We travel on the Interstate of
Life isolated in our individual
vehicles of identity barely con-
scious of other individuals passing
by in the same isolated state. Oc-
casionally something beautiful or
unique grabs our attention for.a
fleeting moment and periodic.ll>
necessity demands we pause long
enough for a hurried meal or bath-
room break.
We relegate family, friends and
perhaps other things considered
important to a few brief hours be-
fore we step back into isolation
mode and hurry, once again through-
our day.
I couldn't help but think of all
the modern conveniences designed
to make life simpler and connec-
tions easier. Things like automo-
biles, e-mail, telephones, television,
radio, the Internet, cell phones,
pagers, and computer programs fill
our lives.
We get immediate coverage of
-cTrint'J rounif tl- world. We are
the mdnit informed geriea'ofin" thatt
has ever lived, with the capability
to connect with family and loved

Fundraiser dinners
Vineyard of Love Ministry will
serve dinners on February 18 start-
ing at 10:00 am at the church
located in Olustee on US 90 and
Lulu Road. All dinners will be for
donations and can be picked up or
eaten on the premises.'
All proceeds go toward the pur-
chase of church and property. For
larger orders, call ahead and we
will deliver at 497-0252.

Required Divorce Class
Court approved
parenting class & certificate
same morning.
Last Saturday of each month
starting 1/28/06 in Macclenny.
(Also offered in Gainesville)

-ones no matter where they are. Yet
rather than bringing us closer, all
this contributes to even more dri-
ven lives with the ability to cram
the time with more frenetic activi-
I couldn't help but think of fam-
ilies making trips together in wag-
ons pulled by horses,, taking days
to get wherever they were going.
Nothing frantic or rushed about it,,
just the methodical clopping of the
horses' hooves with time to enjoy,
scenery, talk with family, and play
games that demanded interaction
rather than the single person, all-
absorbing portable video games..
With unprecedented ability to
connect with each other we have
instead connected with our elec-
tronics and moved further away
from meaningful human interac-
Is the purpose of life really
what we have made it a driven
trip of isolation punctuated with
occasional meaningful human con-
nection? We all know it isn't.
It is about nurturing what is
good and pure and right. It is about
nurturing relationships that calm
the mind and soothe the soul. It is
about growing'in wisdom, grace
and relationship with the Lord.
It.is about tending the little
sprigs of life wherever we find
them and enabling them to grow
into strong and fruitful plants, but
this isn't done with a hurried
splash of water and a rapidly
tossed handful of fertilizer.
The good news is: while there is
life within us there is still time to
accomplish life's true purpose, but
we willhave to give up the driven-
ness... and/perhaps some of the
electronics that make that driven-,
ness possible.

In Memory
Roland Starling
11/1/1949 2/20/2000
They say memories are golden.
Well, maybe that is true. I never wanted
memories, I only wanted you.
A million times I needed you, a mil-
lion times I cried. If love alone could
have saved you, you never'would have
In life I loved you dearly, in death I
love you still. In my heart you hold a
piece no one could ever fill.
But now I know you want me to
mourn for you no more; to remember
the happy times, life still has much in
Since you'll never be forgotten, I
pledge to you today; a hallowed place
within my heart is where you'll always
If tears could build a stairway and
heartache make a lane; I'd walk right
up to heaven and bring you back again.
Our family chain is broken and
nothing seems the same; but as God
calls us one by one, the chain will link

CoA assistance
The Council on Aging will hold
an enrollment event for medicare
prescription drug plans on Feb-
ruary 17 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
One-on-one assistance will be
available for seniors or disabled
with incomes less than $1197 per
month ($1604 for couples). Those
eligible may have premiums,
deductibles and/or co-payments
waived or reduced. Please stop by
to see if you are, covered by this
The WorkSource office in.
Macclenny is offering free tax help
for seniors. Walk-in appointments
will be offered on a' first-come,
first-served basis from 10:00 am to,
2:00 pm on February 18 and 25,
March 4 and 11. For more infor-
mation on these programs and oth-
ers call 259-2223.

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YMCA Karate
YMCA Karate classes will
teach you Tang Soo Do and a
mixture of freestyle karate
which includes Aikido and
Judo. Classes are ever
Tuesday night starting at 7 pil.
YMCA Spring Soccer
Registration will end on
March 4. Program feces for
members are $25 and non-
members are $65.
Cosmic Cardio
Are you tired of that same old
cardio workout? Come on
Thursday nights frornm (:30
pm 7:30 pm. Get an awe-
some cardiovascular workout
like never before. We turn off
the lights; turn on the disco
ball and, strobe lights, and
play up-tempo music itha will
help you burn calories like
never before. If you're not a
member, all you have to do is
come in and get a free guest
pass and join in on this awe-
some hour of fun.
"Share the Y"
No one is turned away from
the YMCA for the inability to
pay. The YMCA offers finan-
cial aid scholarships for .limn-
ilies, adults, teens, and youth
to be able to enjoy member-
ship, sports, day camp, pro-
grams, and much more!

For more information,
call the YMCA
at 259-0898.
Activity scholarships available
Hours.5:00 am-9:30 pm M/R
5:00 am-8:00 pm Friday
8:00 am-3:00 pm Saturday


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Mr. Skelton un. AIl. Hanamnet r
August wedding
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hamner, Sr.,
of Jacksonville and Joann M. Skel-
ton of Macclenny are pleased to
announce the engagement of their
children Janice Katherine of Jack-
sonville and James Mark of Mac-
clenny. James is also the son of the
late James Skelton.
Ms. Hamner is currently em-
ployed at Baptist Medical Center
and plans on furthering her educa-
tion in the fall. Mr. Skelton is a ra-
diographer and is employed-at
Baptist Medical Center. An August
wedding is planned.

Mr. Weichman and Ms. Savage

Upcoming vows
Barry and Debbie Brown of
Glen St. Mary are pleased to an-
nounce the upcoming marriage of
their son Matthew Weichman to
Lisa Savage on February 18 at
4:00 pm at Celebration Park in
Glen St. Mary.
Matthew is also the son of the
late Bruce Robert Weichman. Ms.
Savage is the daughter of Lisa and
Trooy Haines of Glen St. Mary,
Clyde and Kathy Savage of Ft.
Payne, Ala.

Garrett Guernsey

A son arrives
Garrett Oland Guernsey was
born to Charles and Joanna Guer-
nsey of Macclenny on January 20
at Baptist Medical Center. He wei-
ghed eight pounds, three ounces
and was 20'/ inches long.

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Since 1929

Ms. Walker and Mr. Crump

Couple engaged
Kevin and Brenda Walker of
Macclenny are pleased to ann-
ounce the engagement of their
daughter Kari Marie Walker.to
Travis Michael. Crump. He is the
son of Nancy Crump and Mack
and Beverly Peebles of Bryceville.
A September wedding is planned.

Saturday vows
Michelle Knapp and J.W. "Skip"
Nipper, of Macclenny are pleased
to announce their upcoming wed-
ding on February 18 at 4:00 pm at
Christian Fellowship Temple. A re-
ception will be held at the Mac-
clenny Women's Club.

Pageant photos'
Still photos and video tapes
from the recent Miss Baker Coun-
ty, Macclenny and Glen St. Mary
pageants can be purchased from
Ty Productions at the Baker High
auditorium on February 16.
A company representative will
be there 6:00-8:00 pm.


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Repairs to the Senior Center roof
are scheduled to begin. As a result,
parking on either side of the center
will be alternately restricted by the
dumpster and equipment.
Tax free income assistance is
being offered, from 10 am 2 pm,
on February 18 and 25 and March 4
and 11 at the Macclenny Work-
Source office.
The Singing Evangelists, Ber-
nard and Frankie Hurd, will be at
the Center on February 15 from
10:30 to noon. The Hurds now
bring their music on the third
Wednesday of every month.
On February 25, all Seniors are
urged to take part in the Health
Department's "Step up Florida"
healthy living campaign. The
Center will be open as a "watering"
station for this event. Center partic-
ipants will join in the walk at the
Center and walk as much of the
distance to the Courthouse as they
choose. Interested seniors, should
call .259-2223, ext 222 'for more,
Good planning is the best step
anyone can take to promote a
healthy, secure and happy aging
experience. To this ,end, the
Council on Aging has partnered
with Merrill & Associates out of
Jacksonville to conduct a workshop
for seniors and caregivers for a par-
ent, grandparent, husband, wife or
other related loved one. The work-
shop is tentatively scheduled for the
evening of March 21.
for the week of February 20-24
SMONDAY: Salisbury steak, scalloped
potatoes, green beans, apple sauce, roll and
TUESDAY: Sweet and sour chicken,
rice, broccoli, pineapple tidbits, bread and
WEDNESDAY: Pepper steak, corn,
cabbage, apricots, bread and milk.
THURSDAY: Turkey ala king, noo-
dles, carrots, peas, fruit, bread and milk.
FRIDAY: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes,
veggies, peaches, bread and milk.

Daughter born December 20
Todd & Jennifer Barber are proud to
,announce the birth ;of their daughter,., Gracec ;
Ryann. Grace was born December 20, 2005
and weighed 5 pounds and 13 ounces.
Delighted maternal grandparents are Linda
Bettermann, Fort Myers and Dr. Larry
Bettermann, Denver, Colorado. Paternal
grandparents arc Gary & Kathy Barber.

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A The' activities tare
schedule" ,W laker County
schools for the week of February
C 20-25. This listirig may be in-
complete and subject to change,
without notice.
z .February 20: District
Wide- President's Day holiday.
BCHS- New York Trip. Drama
' auditions from 2-4 pm.
*February 21: District
A Wide- School board meeting at
B 6:30 pm. BCHS- Tuxedo rental
C during both lunches. KIS- Fami-
ly reading night at 4 pm. ME-
Just Say No Club meeting at 8
I am. PK/K- Kindergarten Circus
2 at 6:30 pm. (Nafe, Hand, Betros,
Wilkerson, Thrift and Combs'
-February 22: BCHS- First
period semester exams.
*February 23: BCHS- 2nd
and 4th period semester exams.
BCMS- Williamsburg trip meet-
ing in the cafeteria at 7 pm. ME-
I Step Up Florida walk-a-thon.'
*February 24: BCHS- Gift-
ed and Fine Arts field trip to
3 King Tut Treasures. BCMS-
I Parent day.
..*February 25: BCHS- Miss
A BCHS Calendar pageant at 7
B pm.


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The Democratic Party of Baker
County will hold its next meeting
on February 23 at 7:00 pm in the
County Commissioner's Cham-
bers at 55 N. 3rd Street in Mac-
clenny. Anyone interested in work-
ing is encouraged to attend.
The executive officers for 2006
are Chairman Andy Bailes and
Vice-chairman Peggy Conner.

Blood drive
The Florida/Georgia Blood Al-
liance will have a mobile unit at
Taylor Church on February 19
from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm. This is
for those who want to donate but
cannot get to Jacksonville.
For more information call 259-
7324 or (904) 353-8263.

Benefit dinners
The Macclenny Moose Lodge
will sell dinners on February 18 at
noon for donations to benefit the
Union County accident victims'
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, February 16, 2006 Page Eleven

Wildcats lose to Santa Fe

in district semifinal game

Press Sports
Reverting to a problem that
hurt them in some early season
losses, the Wildcats boys basket-
ball team got off slow in its dis-
trict game against Santa Fe and
was unable to fully erase the
Raiders' 9-0 opening run.
Ironically, Baker was impres-
sive immediately out of the gate.
Santa Fe got the opening tip -
their big man was a force through-
out the game on both ends of the
court but the Cats blocked two
shots and forced a turnover on
that initial possession.
After that. the, had trouble'
with the Raiders' press and
weren't getting good shots.
Santa Fe,,the tournament's sec-.
ond seed, also was able to pres-
sure the perimeter in the half-
court game. The guards could
overplay and gamble because;
their big men had their backs.
The third-seeded Cats would
fall behind by 13 with about two
and a half minutes left the second

quarter, but finished with a 5-0
run and trailed 26-18 heading into
the locker room.
Because of Santa Fe's inside
presence the Cats got few second
Justin Gaskins, Baker's leading.
scorer this year,, got into early foul
trouble and left the game with
3:40 to go in the first quarter. He
returned with 3:36 to go the sec-
Gaskins' three-pointer, together
with a Carlos Holton layup, ac-
counted for the Cats' end-of-half
They looked as if they were go-
ing to get a quick start in the third
Gaskins hit another three, then
the defense got another block. The
Cats had possession with a chance
to pull within two or three.
The sizable Baker County con-
. tingent ma\be 12 or 13.times
the number of Santa Fe fans be-
came energized and for a while it
seemed like a home game.
After the blocked shot, howev-

er, the Cats turned the ball over
and the Raiders converted.
Then on the ensuing posses-
sion, the Cats again turned it over,
leading to a three pointer and a
31-21 Santa Fe lead.
Baker closed to within six by
the end of the third quarter.
Neither team generated much
offense in the fourth, as the
Raiders outscored the Cats 7-6.
They had a couple of chances
to get close.
"With 5:32 left, they were down
five and got a steal but threw the
ball away on the fastbreak.
A couple of times, the Cats
nearly stole the ball only to have a
Raider get his hands on it and
quickly call time out before the
Baker defender could force a held
A couple of questionable calls
with under a minute left also cost
the Cats.
Including tournament results -
Baker beat Middleburg in the first
round the Cats closed the season
winning 15 of 17. Their final reg-
ular season record was 16-9.

Carlos Holion goes baseline against Santa Fe

Wrestling season is now a show of Hand's

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Press Sports
The boys' and girls' tennis
teams traveled to Stanton Tuesday
where they both were shut out by
the Blue Devils.
The loss dropped the Lady
Cats' record to 1-1. They defeated
Baldwin in their season opener.
For the guys, the Stanton match
was their first.
Micah Cranford and Randall
Vonk each lost 8-2, while Daniel
Wilbanks, Lew Boyette and Dylan
Gerard lost 8-0. In doubles, Gerard
and Vonk lost 8-2; Wilbanks and
Boyette went 8-1.
For the girls, Nicole Novaton
had the best showing but still lost
8-3. Shae Raulerson lost 8-1, while
Bethany Belleville, Lisa Austill
and Sariah Swartz all with 8-0.

The doubles teams of Novaton-
Raulerson and Belleville-Austill
each fell 8-0.
It was a different story, howev-
er, February 13 when the girls
hosted Baldwin.
Because the Indians didn't field
a full squad, the teams played on-
ly four singles matches and two
doubles matches, so not all Cats
saw playing time.
Novaton won her match 8-5,
Raulerson won 8-1, Belleville 8-4
and Austill 8-2. Johnson lost 8-5.
. In doubles, Johnson and Nova-
ton teamed up for an 8-2 win
while Jessica Mayo and Jessica
Crews lost 8-3.
Upcoming matches for the
combined teams are February 15
at Raines and February 23 at

Press Sports
Baker County's winningest
'. restler ever, Jarrett Hand, was
the lone Wildcat to advance to the
state tournament this week in
Hand placed third in a very
tough regional meet at The Bolles
School and in the process broke
the Wildcat record for the most
victories, in a season. Hand's 44
wins bested Ernie Young's 39
wins set two years ago. ,
"I've had'several other coaches
remark that this was the toughest
regional that they've ever attend-
ed," said coach Joe Van Vactor.
"We had state qualifiers from last
year not make it-through:"
Blake Yarborough narrowly

missed advancing to states on j
controversial judge's call. He was
slapped with a
stalling charge late
in overtime of his "I've ha"
,match. The stalling
charge eventually coach,
led to his loss. this wa,
Timmy Mason
also came close to region
advancing. In his ever
first year of
wrestling, he also
broke the 30-win Coac
Eleven \\ ildc.it
wrestlers advanced to the regional
tournament Bolles last weekend.
It was an outstanding result for
,the young Baker County team.. -.
Van Vactor's team entered the

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district tournament at Suwannee
High School with a team filled
with under-
classmen. The
severall oth er Wildcats don't
everahave a single
mark that senior on the
he toughest team, but it
hasn't held
hat they've them back.
tended. "We're real
young," said
Van Vactor
oe Van Vactor said. "But
they've come
a long way

this year."
The Cats went up against a
very experienced team in Suwan-
.. neeCounty High. -. ,
The Live Oak squad has' a

BCHS takes Diamond Classic in Lake Butler
Alan Tanner crosses the bag as the throw skips past the Santa Fe first baseman in the Wildcats nine-inning, 10-9 victory over the
Raiders February 9 in the Union County Diamond Classic. Led by Adam Lewis'.three-run homer, the Cats came back from a five-
run deficit to take the lead in the fifth inning before Santa Fe tied the game and sent it into extra innings. Pitcher Ridge Sweat got
the win for coach John Staples' team, which defeated Union County 5-4 in the first day of the preseason tournament. On February
14, the Wildcats defeated Middleburg in their season opener. Coach John Staples called it a "big district win."

strong wrestling tradition and
captured 12 first place and-four
second place medals.
The Wildcats took a lot'of
thirds, whichVan Vactor thinks
c. ill change.-
"I ,aj-,n't real happy with all
the thirds because I think some of
our wrestlers didn't wrestle up to
their potential," said Van Vactor.,
"But ,e1'll take t\o ,eeks off and
then hit the weight room. and the
Yarborough and Josh Hodges
took second place in their weight
Justin Moreland, Timmy and
Robert Mason, Colby Combs,
Mike Willey, Stephen Hicks,
Davi.d C,_ro'nj and .4nd .'.,ere the
other regional qualifiers.


Record-setting wrestler Jarrett Hand
got his share of television time on Fox
30's coverage of the regional wrestling
tournament at Bolles last weekend. Hand
was among those featured in their cover-
age in which he was beating a kid from
Wakulla High School.

Cami Craig pitched a no-hitter in
leading the Baker County Middle School
softball team to a season opening 9-0
win over Fernandina Beach.
Craig, who struck out 10, also was
hot at the plate, along with Jordan Hand
and Ashley Tracy.
February 16
Baseball hosts W.Nassau 6 pm
BCHS softball at Columbia County, 6
BCMS softball at Hilliard, 4:15 pm
February 21
BCHS softball at Baldwin, 4:30 pm
Baseball at Columbia County,
4:00/7:00 pm
BCMS softball hosts Richardson, 4:15

Softball team off to slow start,

losing to Flashes, Blue Devils.

Press Sports
The Lady Wildcats softball
team lost its second game in as
many starts this season, falling 3-2
at Hilliard February 9.
The following day, their game
at Union County was cancelled.
Against the Flashes, the Cats
outhit their hosts 6-3, but couldn't
muster a key hit when they had
runners in scoring position in the
final inning.
Trailing 3-1 entering the sev-
enth, Baker got consecutive one-
out singles from Brittany Hinson,
Brittany Dale and Bridget
Williams. Dale's hit drove home
Hinson, who'd advanced to sec-
ond on a passed ball.
But with Dale at third and
Williams at second, Brittany
Hansen grounded out and Jessi

Nunn struck out swinging to end
the game.
Hinson had two hits in the
game, as did Kassie Crews, who
drove in the Cats' first run with a
fourth-inning double.
She was at third with one out
when the Cats squandered another
scoring opportunity as clean-up
hitter Shannon Nickles and desig-
nated hitter Caitlin Griffis each
struck out.
Until Crews' double, the Cats
had been held hitless.
Hansen, however, led off the
inning with a walk and was sacri-
ficed to-sccond by Nunn, before
Crews drove her home.
Freshman pitcher Tiffany
Smith was the tough-luck loser,
surrendering just three hits and no
earned runs although she balked
home the Flashes second run.
Smith walked three and struck

out four.
She didn't get a lot of support
from her defense as the Cats'
committed seven errors.
Smith was able to bounce back
from a dismal 10-1 loss to Clay
County in the Cats' home opener
February 7.
She gave up nine hits, but only
three of the runs against her were
earned. The Cats had four errors
against the Blue Devils.
Hansen drove in the only run
with a sixth-inning single.
Crews, Griffis, Nunn and
Mindy Roberts also had singles.
Clay had two big innings a
five-run first and four-run sixth.
The Cats are next scheduled to
play February 16 at Columbia
County, then the following day at
home against Hilliard. After that,
they travel to Baldwin February

For the next two weeks I am going
to be glued to the television
screen watching the Winter
Olympics from Torino (al-
so known as Turin), Italy. :,- ,-
I've been Olympics mad since I .
was a kid. One of the memories "" :
from my dim kidhood was watch-
ing the 1960 Tokyo Olympics on
my folks' black and white televi- ..
sion. I don't remember anything m'.-,
about it or who I was watching, ,-
but I was hooked. ...o-,,. i
Ever since I then I get emotion- ,.-.
al when I watch a medals ceremo- t :'"
ny. I don't even care who wins. I "I..
get emotional when some guy is
on the medals stand and they're playing the Latvian
national anthem.
I do have a knock on this year's medals, however.
Have you seen them? They look exactly like CDs
suspended from a ribbon. That kind of diminishes the
impact when I can buy something that looks like an
Olympic gold medal at Wal-Mart. Even so, I still am
psyched about the Winter Olympics.
I have a little harder time linking up with the win-
ter sports because I don't know a lot about them. But
it doesn't take long for me to start caring about them.
Right now I'm watching the 90 meter ski jump.
Ski jumpers have to be slightly insane. After all,

they are jumping off a perfectly good platform that is
almost as tall as a football field. Then, they lean way
over their skis and soar.through the air for about 300
feet and touch down light as a feather.

41 r..1.

Most of the time.
Remember the guy on the open-
ing credits of ABC's Wide World of
Sports who went through the wall on
the platform and dropped like a
rock? Obviously these guys haven't
seen that old video or else they
might consider a different sport.
The guy who's in the lead is from
Finland. I don't really know his
name except that it has 12 vowels in
it. It's something like Maatii Euko-
maatiiaaian. His closest competitor

is another Finn named Soooomoouiii

Martaaiansaaayaaan, or something like that. Watch-
ing these Finn's names scroll across the screen, I am
convinced of one thing. Finland is one of the few
countries in the world without Wheel of Fortune.
They could never make any money on that show.
Every time they had to buy a vowel they'd go bank-
My dad ski jumped when he was young. He also
speed-skated. My mom claimed that he could skate
faster backwards that most people could forwards.
He lived in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where
you get about 3 weeks of summer all year anyway so
you'd better learn to ski and skate.
(continued on page 12)


\it htI \ .Ini.' id i 'wii' tihe Jorehand return against Baldwin.

Tennis: girls split two

matches, boys lose one

THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, February 16, 2005 Page Twelve

(continued from page 11)
Earlier this afternoon I watched
luge. Luge is cool. Basically it's
sledding down a hill on caffeine.
Lugers lay back on a piece of fiber-
glass with blades and hurtle down
an icy surface at nearly 90 mph. I
kept expecting a highway patrol-
man on a luge to blue light these
guys for breaking the speed limit.
The best part of luge was that
one of the athletes was 52 years
old. He was a college professor at
Boise State who was luging for
Venezuela. He wasn't expected to
be a contender. There aren't exactly
a lot of great South American
But the fact that he was there
was tremendous. Hmm. I wouldn't
mind doing that. If this guy do it,
so can I. After all, I've got four
years to practice.
There are drawbacks. We don't
have a lot of luge tracks in Florida.
In fact, we don't have a luge track
at all. I don't even know where to
get a luge. But I'm stubborn, as my
wife would be happy to tell you.
I'm also creative, so I've come up
with a way to train while I'm look-
ing around for a sponsor.
All I need is a garbage can -lid
and a dirt road. I've got a garbage
can. lid and there are plenty of dirt
roads around Baker County. I think
that I can convince my son to drag
me along behind the car. I don't
think I'm willing to hit 1-10 quite
yet though.
There's a big German guy
named Georg Hackl who they call
the "big white sausage" (no kid-
ding) because he's a big beefy guy
and always wears a white track suit
when he slides down the track. I
could be the red, white and blue
burrito. Works for me.
If I can't manage to work up the
courage to try the luge, I might try
curling. Curling is the most bizarre
sport of all. If you haven't seen it,
you've missed something very
strange. Spencer and I are hooked
on curling.
Think shuffleboard on ice. You
slide a big, heavy stone down the
ice. Your partners skate down
ahead of the stone with brooms and
scrapers, cleaning the ice so the
stone will slide into a big bullseye.
Other teams try to knock it out of
the circle.
I could do that. As a matter of
fact it would be easy to practice.
I've got a couple of brooms and

one of those "Swifter" things we
use to clean the wood floors. Now
all I need is a big stone, and I prob-
ably have one of those in the back
I think Spencer and I could prac-
tice really hard and make the next
Olympics. I think that just to keep

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use of internet & e-mail knowledge re-.
quired. Knowledge of children's litera-
ture, working with children & children's
,programming desirable. $8/hour, 25
hours/week, Monday-Friday Apply in
person at Emily Taber Public Library,
14 W Mclver St., Macclenny, FL. Appli-
cation period closes Tuesday, Febru-
ary 28, 2006, at 5:00 pm. Emily Taber
Public Library is a drug free workplace.
EOE. 2/2-9c.
Exterior & Interior construction debris
clean up person, full time. Call 259-
2255 or 259-3343. 1/12tfc

1 11 II
4x5 Roud Bale

Cosa emd a

Saturday 8:00 am-
2:00 pm, Corner of
Mudlake Rd. :&
Richar.dson Rd. Lots
of very nice infant &
toddler boy's cloth-
ing & shoes, also
girl's size 3-4T,
boys, men &
women s clothing,
we-dding dress with
veil & .3 prom
dresses size 12,
complete crib set,
' walker, car seat,
Qraco Pack -n-Go

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play pen. Nintendo game cube with
'games, toys, dining table/chairs,
bookcase & other misc. items. 4 fami-
Saturday 8:30 am-12:30 pm, 545
Cardinal Lane, 121 N. near ballfields.
Girls cl:itr,,. board games, toys, din-
ing room table comforter sets.. Inside
moving sale.
Saturday 7:30 am-?, 12354 W. Con-
federate Dr., Hills of Glen. Boys &
girl's clothing, bikes, toys, adult cloth-
Sing, etc.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-3:00 pm,
11749 Faye Rd, 121 N. to 23 B, left on
1st road before school, 2nd house on
Wednesday Sunday 9:00 am-?,
Olustee across from store. Extra

Wall Timber Products is in need of
company drivers & owner operators,
must have one year experience, bene-
fit packages available. Call Frank at
904-237-3904. 1/26-2/16p
Dump truck driver, must have Class
B:CDL & good driving record. 259-
6172. 2/9p

large women's clothes -
up to 4X, men's clothes -
to 3X, teen clothes to size
18, children's clothes -
ILE preemie to 6X, pots &
pans, misc. items; washer
'& dryer, stove, 1988 Ford
truck, antique dishes &
glassware, children's toys,
homemade pumpkin rolls.
More. every day.
Friday & Saturday 8:00
am-41:00 pm, 6080 Chest-
nut Rd., off George
Hodges Rd across from
Wendy's. Follow signs.
Sofa bed, small TV, weights & bench,
coffee table, golf clubs, microwave,
small glass table, small entertainment
'center, prom dresses & much much
more. Large sale family moving.
Rain or shine. 653-1832.

Saturday 7:00 am-1:00 pm, Buck
Rowe Rd., '/2 mile south of 1-10 on
121. Follow signs. Lots of stuff -'every-
thing must go. Rain or shine. 631-
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?, 121 N:
past weight station. Follow signs.
Tools, hardware, hunting & fish equip-
ment, household goods, clothing &
Friday 9:00 am-3:00 pm, 7754 CR
139B, Glen. Go to 125 N., turn left at
EZ Stop..Follow signs.

Local home health care agency seek -
ing full time Physical Therapist for local
and surrounding areas. Call 259-3111
for details. 2/24tfc
Experienced cooks & cashiers
needed. Apply in person at Ronie's
Food, US 90, Glen St. Mary., 2/9c


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Health/Life Insurance Available Paid Vacation
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Driver needed. Class A or B, Hazmat,
clean driving record. Apply in person or
call Les at L.V. Hiers, Inc. 259-2314.
Eighth Judicial Circuit Court Adminis-
tration, Digital court,reporter #.7725,
starting salary $31,043 annually, clos-
ing date: Friday, February 10, 2006.
For detailed information, visit our web-
site at http://www.circuit8.org. EOE.
Part time with full time potential. Look-
ing for motivated, qualified person in
Baker and surrounding counties. Expe-
rience in sales helpful. Reply with re-
sume and references to P.O. Box 598,
,.lacclenny. FL 32063 r- 6/2tfc
Pipe foreman & operators. AlIbright
Contracting 259-0792. 1 2/9p
Experienced painters needed. Must
have tools. 259-5877. 12/30tfc
Framers/carpenters needed. Top pay
plus benefits for work on westside of
Jacksonville, transportation provided
Monday-Friday. 386-266-0179 or 386-
266-0236. 2/9-23p

Found: Small dog on Crews Rd. Call to
idrientify 259-2229 2/9

Notice to Readers
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the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise
"any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race,
color, religion, sex, handicap, familiar status or national ori-
gin, 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, preg-
nant women and people securing custody of children under
This newspaper will not knowingly
accept any advertising for real es-
tate which is in violation of the law.
Our readers are nereby informed
that all dwellings advertised in this
newspaper are available on an
equal opportunity basis. To corn-
EQUAL HOUSING plain of discrimination, call HUD toll
OPPORTUNITY free at 1-803-689-9777. The toll
free telephone number for the hear-
ing impaired is 1-800-927-9275.
1 acre in Glen with or without dou-
blewide home. With $75,000 without
$45,000. Nice location, dead end road,
convenient to 1-10, near schools. 338-
7153. 2/2-23p
3 BR, 1 BA, completely remodeled, .24
acres, 233 MLK Drive, $69,500. 742-
1843. 2/9p
3 BR, 1 ; BA rick mn-,e 1'280 SF iv-.
ing, garage & carport, fenced back
yard, brand new A/C & carpet, corner
city lot, $148,000. 259-2618 or 904-
349-0525. 2/9-16p
2 homes for price of 1! 1.77 acres & 2
mobile homes, live in one, rent the'
other. This is a real buy you have a,
home & some land; Call 'Margie
Walker, Realtor, 613-8438 for your pri-
v ,;n.ri,:.,Mr) 2'9.3'2p
3 3R, 2 BA home or, 1 ,.:re in t7Mac,
clenny II, 1805 SF, $249,000. 553-
2718. 1/26-2/16p
8.18 acres, zoned agricultural, planted
in pinto palm trees, with well, septic
tank & light pole, ready to move on. Off
Mallie Davis Road. Great investment,
$120,000. Call 259-3763, leave mes-
sage. 1/19-2/9p

Individual looking for one acre or less
for mobile home or modular home.
259-6811. 2/9



Well Drilling

2" & 4" Wells

Call Roger or Roger. Dale


Family Owned & Operated
Licensed & Insured

Brand new waterfront home, Mac-
clenny Cypress Pointe, 2000 SF,'4 BR,;
2 BA-, $149r/month 904-860-5564,
904-288-6497 or 904-287-6709.2/2-9p,,
Furnished, 2 BR, 2 BA, $300/deposit,
$550/month, 2 referenhqes. 259-4460.
Cypress Pointe. 3'BR, 2 BA brand
new house with screen porch, available
February 20. For rent or lease with one
year contract, $1250/month, $500 de-
posit. 407-810-8363 :or 407-9330 ask
for Michael. 2/9-16p.
New home for rent, 3 BR 1 BA tie
flooring, living room kiicnen dLiing
room corrnio on ] acre in Macclenny
All electric appliances, $800 security
deposit, $800/month: Please call 259-
2255. 2/9tfc
Mobile homes, 2 and 3 BR, A/C, no
pets, $500-$550 plus deposit. 904-860-
4604 or 259-6156. 3/17tfc
I sos get'u ltv

Rent to Own or Purchase. 1997, 3
BR, 2 BA doublewide on beautiful 2.5

acre with large pond near Taylor. 904-
477-8995. 2/9-16p
3 BR, 2 BA on 2 acres with 2 ponds,
$650/month, $650 deposit. Call John at
259-1356 or Dean at 396-5611.2/9-16p
2 BR, 2 BA mobile home, River
Heights MH Park, $400/month, $200
deposit, no pets. 259-3148 or 904-891-
4053. 2/9-16p
4 BR, 1 BA brick home in-city limits,
new carpet, tile, appliances,
$850/month, $850 deposit, no pets or
smoking. 813-5558. 2/9p
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, no pets,
garbage pickup & water provided, $600
per month, $600 deposit. 912-843-
8118. 12/22tfc
1 acre lot for mobile home in Macedo-
nia area off Odis Yarborough. Call
Brian at 759-5734 or 259-6735. 3/24tfc

S600 SF office & storage, A/C, heating,
phone lines, separate meter, $400 per
month, $400 deposit. Call David at
259-2602. 1/26-2/9p

1996 Homes of Merit, 28x68, 3 BR, 2
BA, fireplace; large country kitchen,
lots of cabinets & counterspace; large
MBR & bath with garden tub, double
sinks, separate shower; lots of extras,
must see! $46,000, You move. 259-
5895 after 3-00 pm.

St Mary's River Bluff
Gorgeous 4BR/2BA Fleetwood on
2.56 acres of beautifully land-
scaped rry. Large open hoor
plan with vaulted cathedral ceil-
ings formal DR & LR plus a great
room: Jacuzzl tub with separate
shower in enormous master bath. New privacy fencing in a home that
looks & feels brand new. Just north of the FLGA line in walking dis-
lance of the St Mary's River. Don't miss all this value for only
Monlarc/SL George
Lovely starter 2000 28x48 Pioneer
mobti e home. 3BR.2BA home with
A .split floor plan Large eat-In
kitchen, large master bath with
garden tubl and separate shower.
Added bonus- fish pond stocked
with bream & catfish, 2 utility sheds and rear deck. Sits on a corner lot
on Highway 185. $99,900.00
10 acres on south side of Highway 84, oned residential, 285 acres on
north side pi ted in 27
year old s j 4 P E N D I r [C r y dose to town
and surr ~ -l entlaJ drvop-
ment $4,000 per acre pnor to cutting, 2600 after cutting
Interlachen Lake Access
.22 acre lot in Inteirlachen with access to beautiful Lake Grandln.
Very few of these lots are left. Most have been purchased by
investors. $15,000.00
7.90 acres close to intersection of CR 125 & CR 127. Zoned for
home or mobile home not older than 5 years. One of very few
large parcels left with zoning for mobile home. Reduced

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A 0t0le piece of heaven on the St Mary's River
Don't miss this opportunity. A
pristine river lot with a 2/2 all rw3
Cypress home sitting on 2.5
acres on the St. Mary's River
made from the woods of the
earth. Cypress siding, 3" heart
pine wood flooring, redwood
counter tops. Wood burning fire-
place, spacious kitchen, walk-in
pantry, too many features to list
in this ad. Hornet needs to be finished and buyer wil pay $3000

West Jacksonvlfle
8.35 acres with 1400 SF brick home that was not competed. Some
framing and electric have been done. Septic and well on property but
are nm guaranteed to work There Is a pond on the property and Is
zoned for livestock. Has chain link fencing $650,000.
Murray Hil/Lakeshore
Commercial building wih 3004 SF that could be rented to 3 tenants.
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Commercial Lot 14,000 sq. ft. 100
ft. frontage on SR 121. Located
between Waffle House and Day's
Inn, adjacent to 1-10. $125,000.
Lot on Little St. Mary's River, con-
veniently located between Glen St.
Mary and Macclenny. This heavily
wooded lot is restricted to site built
homes only. /4 acre + priced at
Nice 3 BR/1 BA frame home with
new vinyl siding and CH/A. Re-

cently remodeled and ready to move
into. Located on Tony Givens Road
in Sanderson on 1 acre. Affordably
mj priced at $136,500.

Bring the kids and their horses. 14.88 nice acres. Part hay field and part
wooded with small creek and catfish pond. 3 BR/2 BA doublewide MH
with extra hookup for a second MH and two extra wells. Convenient to
Jacksonville. Located on NW 216th Street in Lawtey. Priced at $179,000.

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Very Clean 3BR/2BA on .77 acre.
This 1995 14x66 singlewide mobile
home has been cleaned & freshly
painted. Located on a paved road
and ready to move in. Nice area on
Mudlake Rd. Affordable at $64,900.



Ave. 01l jbe reno-
vated for office or other commercial use.
Lot size is approximately 152x112. Near
new Cypress Pointe Subdivision. Build
your business here. $150,000.

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Well established business in the fastest
growing area of Macclenny.
Excellent corner lot location!
Beverage License is Available!
Richard's Grocery
& Meat Market
386 N. Lowder St., Macclenny
Owner will stay on to train you for 6 months

Anne Kitching
Sales Associate
962-8064 cell.

Wendy Smith
Sales Associate
710-0528 cell.

Tina Melvin
Sales Associate
233-2743 cell.

with all stock & equipment


3 bedroom, 2 bath home, back & side screened
porches, large family room, large bonus room, large
fenced back yard, stove & refrigerator. Must see to
appreciate. In Macclenny city limits.


Also, a 4 BR house and mobile
home lots (4) can be sold
Call for price & details!

4 BR house and
four rental mobile home
lots, rented at $140 each


3 BR, 1 BA home with wood
floors, CH/A in the city. .
Currently rented for


1997 Homes of Merit 4 Bedroom,
2 Bath doublewide on 2.90 acres:
Bring the horses or 4 wheeler. New
electric range and refrigerator, new
Berber carpet, new cabinets & coun-
tertops!! $104,900
Seventy Acres- $2,500 per acre.
Moccasin Creek. Like to hunt and
fish, call us about this land in the
country $175,000
Commercial- 2 lots on US 90 in
Glen St. Mary. Excellent commercial
use. Has access to water and sewer.

Vacant city lot .83 acres in good
location, close to schools. $44,900
2 Lots on US 90- in Glen St. Mary
with building. Excellent business
opportunity. Has water & sewer.
Currently rented at $1100/month.
Excellent commercial corner
lot. East Macclenny Avenue, .92
acres. $200,000.
Well & Septic Tank on 1.90 acres.
Lot just right for your mobile home.
Convenient location. $35,000





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Fill dirt White sand
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Backhoe work & Land clearing
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Transport Set-up MH Pads
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, February 16, 2005 Page Sixteen

January 1-15 land transactions

The following land transactions
were recorded in the Baker County
courthouse during January 1-15.
Values are derived from documen-
tary stamps. Many descriptions are
by S(ection) T(ownship) R(ange).
If acreage or price are not listed,
none were indicated in the docu-
,Robert Roberts to Selena Roberts, in
Jerry Thomas Subdivision.
William & Alison English to Gary &
Joy Phillips, in Whispering Pines,
Robert Horne to Robert, Peggy and
Kenneth Home, in Turkey Creek Re-
Nicholas & Susan Karayanakis to
Celia Tomlinson, $60,000.
Richard & Iva Griffis to Richard &
Debra Griffis, in 4-3S-22E ,$10.
Kim Howell to Oridale Cox, in Mac-
Thomas Hayes to Kristi Aston, in
18-2S-22E, $10. ,
Sands Pointe MLC, Inc. to Seda
Construction Company, in Sands
Pointe, $84,000.
Sands Pointe MLC, Inc. to Seda
Construction Company, in Sands
Pointe, $224,000.
Sands Pointe MLC, Inc. to Seda
Construction Company, in Sands
Pointe, $966,000.
Sands Pointe MLC, Inc. to Seda
Construction Company, in Sands
Pointe, $1,176,000.
John & Hazel Tyson to Kelly &
Randall Godbold, in 29-1S-21E, $8,000.
Barbara Johnson to Julie Johnson,
in 7-3S-22E, $35,000.
Timothy & Patricia Thomas to
James Barber, in 25-2S-21E, $110,000.
Glen Forest LLC to Kenneth
Howard Jr., in 29-2S-21E, 30-2S-21E,
Juana Vonk to David Chace, in
Turkey Creek Retreat, $10.
Stanley & Linda Monds to Taryn
Dugger, in Glen St. Mary.
Regions Bank & Wachovia Bank
NA, to ICI Villages LLC, in 13-3S-22E,
David & Gina Combs to Shawn
Miller, in 7-2S-22E, $75,000.
Timothy & Deneese Mixon to Roy &
Carrie Hinson, in Jerry W. Thomas
Subdivision, $10.
Cynthia Stevens to V. Todd & Am-
ber Ferreira, in 33-2S-22E.
Loren Stevens to V. Todd & Amber
Ferreira, in 33-2S-22E.
Alan Stevens to V. Todd & Amber
Ferreira, in 33-2S-22E.
Richard Stevens to V. Todd & Am-
ber Ferreira, in 33-2S-22E.
Sylvia Slaight, in V. Todd & Amber
Ferreira, in 33-2S-22E. .
Sharon Wyman to V. Todd & Am-
ber Ferreira, in 33-2S-22E, $25,000.
JSWHD Corporation Inc.,'to James
& Rose Harrell, in 21-1S-21E, $100,000.
Betty Petersen & Eldred Claborn to
Betty Petersen, in Yarboroughs Sports-
man Park, $10.
Russell & Tina Highsmith to Jerry
Padgett, in Ridge Estates, $10.
Stanley & Linda Monds to Taryn
Dugger, in 36-2S-21E.
Albert Halsema to Wayne &
Daffney Limbaugh, in 29-2S-22E,
June & J.W. Lyons Jr. to Eston &
Beverly Monds, in 26-2S-21E. I
John Barber III to David Barber, in
Macclenny, $70;000.
James & Lori Bain to John & Sue
Norris, in Deer Run Estates, $32,454.
Robert Ross to Thomas & Christina
Jones, in 30-2S-21E, $80,000.
William Woodington, Daniel Dukes,
CUB Land Trust to Robert Ross, $10.
Jane & James Kemp to Jane Kemp,
in 33-2S-21E.
Geraldine & Charlie Altman to
Joann Powell, in 28-1S-21E.
Maronda Homes Inc. of Florida to
Curt Jackson & Shakila Tolu, in Forest
Park, $160,950.
Maronda Homes Inc. of Florida to
Travis & Amelia Hunter, in Cypress
Pointe, $213,720.
Maronda Homes Inc. of Florida to
Deborah Norman, in Forest Park,
Maronda Homes Inc. of Florida to
Gary Fleming, in Forest Park Subdivi-
sion, $150,850.

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Maronda Homes Inc. of Florida to
Ryan Sodek, in Cypress Pointe,
Maronda Homes Inc. of Florida to
Catherine Collingwood, in Forest Park,
Maronda Homes Inc. of Florida to
George Boston, in Cypress Pointe,
Maronda Homes Inc. of Florida, to
Thai Nguyen, in Forest Park, $163,600.
JSWHD Corporation to Richard &
Linda Kincade & Jean Kelley, in 21-1S-
21E, $64,250.
Lanco Baker County Limited Part-
nership LLP to Jeffrey Bower & Tony
Stivers, in Lancaster Glen, $62,000.
SSteven Addington to John Beatty, in
Cedar Creek, $50,000.
William Woodington, Daniel Dukes,
:CUB Land Trust to Steven Addington,
.in Cedar Creek, $37,000.
Zed Ramse) to John &. Hather
Decker, in Ri er-s ies Esiates. $110,000.
Fa William Farrell Jr. to John & Gloria
Farrell, in 8-1S-21E.
T.J. & L3 ma Raulerson to Joseph J.,
Jan & Joseph Betros Jr., in 29-3S-19E,
Robert King to Frank Erickson &
Richard Chapple. in 17-2S-21E,
Felton & Brenda Thrift to G&L De-
velopers LLC & Rock Contractors Inc.,
in 32-2S-22E, $440,000.
Adar Amram to Allen & Amy Dunn,
in Cannon Heights, $225,000.
John & Gail Curtis to Pairick &
NancI T rac'. in Cannon Heiglis. $10.
John Mann to Funston Mann. in 15-

John Mann to Mary Waters, in 15-
John Mann to John Mann Jr., in 15-
John Mann to Mary Waters, in 15-
4S-20E. '
David Valentine to Higginbotham
Brothers Heating & Air, Inc., in Mac-
clenny, $52,000.
Virgil Walker to David Valentine, in
Macclenny, $10.
Jean Brazell to David Valentine, in
Macclenny, $10.
Vernon Walker Jr. to David Valen-

tine, in Macclenny, $10.
Claudell Walker, EMR Land Trust
U/A, Bernice Green, William Walker,
Edwin Walker, Penny Katsacos & Ver-
non Walker to David Valentine, in Mac-
Elizabeth Burling to Keith & Leann
Rigdon, in Daugherty Branch,
Ralph & Pamela Blume to Jimmie
Stephens, in 12-2S-21E, $215,000.
Robert Miller CPA LLC to Cherry
& Charles Barber Jr., in Macclenny,
Robert Miller CPA LLC to Cherry
& Charles Barber Jr., in Macclenny,
Leon & Cynthia Hart to Monica Be-
rardo, in Country Estates, $40,000.
Darrell Moble] to David Mobley, in
32-2S-22E, $10.





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