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Some rabbits died while some
chickens remain missing after
somebody entered the Baker Coun-
ty High School agricultural depart-
ment building on graduation night,
May 12, and snatched the animals.
The person (or persons) then
broke into several school buildings
and released the livestock into the
hallways. The thefts were reported
to the sheriff's department May 18.
The report did not specify how
many animals died.
Meanwhile, some person (or
persons) broke into the BCHS foot-
ball shed and stole a number of
items, including two blocking dum-
mies, 20 football beanies and 100
Head coach Bobby Johns told
police that David Register and
David Corona saw the items in the
back of a silver Dodge pickup
parked at Wal-Mart.
They took-as much otf he stolen
property as they could and returned
it to Coach Johns.
Year, Vol. 6 Thursday May 25, 2006 Macclenny, Florida 50N
Woman dies the day after rollover accident on Interstate 10 Thursi
County Fire Chief Richard Dolan (left) surveys wreckage in the wake of a fatal one-vehicle accident the morning of May 18 between the SR 121-228 exits on the interstate
A passenger in the 2002 Mitsuibishi shown above, Jayne N. Dacquisto, 21, of Midlothian, Va. died the following day after she was thrown from the westbound car as it slid
an and rolled into the eastbound lanes before coming io rest The car was driven by Michell L. Anderson, 26, of the same suburb of Richmond and she was seriously I
Thomas S. Ellen, 23. of Chesterfield Va. Investigating 7rwoper HJ. CichoskiJr. said no one in 1he car was wearing a seat belt and all were flown to Shands Jacksonville.
also collided with an eastbound truck driven by Amando Blunco, 38, of Live Oak. He was wearing a. seai belt. The accident occurred just before 10:00 and a determination
ing factors pends the result of a blood test on the driver. Ms. Dacquisto is the fifth person to die on Baker County roads so far this year. PHOTO B'
GOP says it was in the dark over use of board chamb
BY JIM McGAULEY
When the Baker County Republican Party realized recent-
ly its brethern Democrats were meeting in the county, com-
mission room of the courthouse annex, they cried foul to
no one in particular.
Last November, both political parties were informed by
then-county manager Jason Griffis the board chambers, with
its arched dais and ample audience space, was off-limits to
political parties of any persuasion.
The Republicans, polite citizens that they are, decided to
lease commercial space on College St. in Macclenny for'
their headquarters at a $500 monthly price tag.
So GOP stalwarts were a bit miffed when the Democrats
announced the first of their meetings in 2006 at the com-,
mission room. Another is scheduled this Thursday evening
at 7:00 featuring Bob Harms, a District 4 congressional can-
Shortly after the departure of Mr. Griffis as county man-
ager, Andy Bailes, chairman of the Democrats, once again
asked if party meetings could be held at the annex.
Fine, responded commission Chairman Alex Robinson.
The facility is open to any recognized political party or
"I simply asked again." said Chairman Bailes. "I reasoned
it's a county facility paid for by taxpayers and they should
make it available for any legitimate use. They agreed."
Trouble is, no one ever told the Republicans and they
never asked if they could use it. .
There could still be a conflict of sorts, since Mr. Griffis
cited county attorney Terry Brown as the auth
"After discussing the issue with our county
has given us (a) legal recommendation to no I
political meetings to be held in our chamber
county manager's letter of November 18, ab(
before he was fired.
He continued, "Reasoning was not base
Republican or Democratic parties, but on the ,
and troublesome groups that may cause problem
CountV and the commissioners."
Mr. Griffis did not cite examples of groups h
"radical and troublesome," but added "it would
to allow the major parties to meet there and not o
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i A motorist found sleeping at the
wheel of a parked Ford Mustang
the morning of May 21 was arrest-
ed for misdemeanor possession of
S. -marijuana and giving police a false
Deputy Matt Hilliard said he
awakened Rusty Canaday, 27, of
Glen St. Mary after several at-
tempts and the suspect was disori-
S ented. The officer responded to a
suspicious person call at the Quick
N Handy store on north Lowder in
Macclenny, and found the Mustang
parked sideways by the gasoline
day "Noting a rolled marijuana ciga-
* at Macclenny. rette resting above Mr. Canaday's
d into the medi- right ear. Deputy Hilliard asked
injured, as was him if he smoke pot. The suspect
The Mitsubishi him if he smoked pot. The suspect
in on contribut- replied "no" and ;aid he had a job
i Rusn HAVES where he was regularly drug tested.
When the deputy removed the
joint from Mr. Canaday's ear and
C i ~ showed it to him, the suspect
erf s replied, "Oh."
Police also found a plastic bag-
ority for the gie with marijuana residue inside,
and some rolling papers.
attorney, he The driver said he struck a sign,
onger allow causing noticeable damage to the
s," read the windshield and roof of the Mus-
out a month tang, but police found no damaged
signs on SR 228 where Mr. Can-
.d upon the aday said an accident occurred.
more radical The owner of the Mustang told
ns for Baker police Mr. Canaday left in the vehi-
cle earlier that morning for daily
e'd consider drug treatment.
not be fair" He was also ticketed for driving'
others on a license suspended one week
He turned a lost job
into a life-changing
BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
When Bill Beckum made the decision to
.f enroll in the machinist program at Calhoun
S, Community Jr. College in Decatur, Alabama,
he never dreamed that one day he would be
'rubbing elbows with astronauts from all over
The Jacksonville native, who now lives in
K: ,Macclenny, resided in Alabama for years and
was a long-time employee of the Dunlop Tire
In 1990, Goodyear bought the Dunlop loca-
tion in Alabama and closed the plant. Mr.
Beckum was 47 years old and suddenly found
| himself without a job.
At the time, according to Mr. Beckum, when
a plant closed, the federal government had pro-
Sgrams in place that allowed employees to enroll
in college level courses to earn
Bill Beckum, wearing his Boeing work team t-shir4 holds a degrees that qualified them to
schematic for the International Space Station docking rings he work in other areas. He chose
helped to construct Behind him is a signed print of the 1971 the machine shop program at
illustration of the Lunar Roving Vehicle which accompanied. Calhoun.
Apollo XV to the moon. The print was presented by artist Calhoun.
Thomas Sperman. PHOO BY KiEEY LANNIAN "I figured I'd get out, get a
regular job punching a clock somewhere work-
ing nine to five building whatever and then
going home like other guys," he recalls of those
But fate had different plans for the enterpris-
ing Floridian. While Mr. Beckum was complet-
ing his courses, recruiters from Boeing
Aerospace visited the school looking for future
team members to work on the space station
simulation project at the Marshall Space Flight
Center in nearby Hunstville, Alabama.
He was hired right out of school and imme-
diately joined the Boeing team.
The small scale model of the future
International Space Station the engineers and
machinists eventually built is now on perma-
nent display in a lobby of the U.S. Senate in
The first full scale component of the space
station that Mr. Beckum was assigned to work
on was the waste disposal system. He worked
with a father and daughter team of engineers
from the Netherlands, who formulated the pro-
totype design. His team would take these plans
into their shop and start constructing.
The prototypes were installed in the regular
employee bathrooms on the site.
"You have to test what you build to know if
it works and to identify problems with the
design and the components." explained Mr.
Beckum. "There's no better way than the real
When someone visiting the site asked for a
drink of water, the standard answer was always,
"Just don't get it from Bill."
"Actually, the water from the filtration units
on the waste disposal system was more pure
than the water from your kitchen faucet," he
Bill Beckum is proud of the fact that today's
contemporary technology for kidney dialysis
systems has been adopted from the waste dis-
posal and filtration system he helped build for
the space station. He points out that many such
developments related to space research go on to
have wider applications in the public sector.
He also helped on the air support system,
building a large stainless steel sphere with
numerous connecting lines attached to a main
A computer-dictated simulation of the
sphere's inner climatic environment. If, for
example, four astronauts were present, the com-
puter calculated the proper mix of oxygen and
nitrogen fed through the lines to sustain that
number of people and measured the removal of
While Bill Beckum was being challenged
daily in his job as a machinist with Boeing and
loving every moment of it, another unexpected
A memo circulated stating that NASA was
looking for recruits to work as training techni-
cians in the simulation tank with the astronauts:
Candidates would become NASA-certified
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scuba divers. Mr. Beckum felt he
had to try.
He also knew he would have to
get in shape to pass the Navy fit-
ness exam required to even apple)
for the position. He quit smoking
and started running. .
The Marshall Center's huge
tank originally built during WWII
for torpedo testing now is used to
train astronauts from all over the
world. Submergence in water is as
close to zero gravity conditions in
space as can be simulated on earth.
Bill Beckum waited and then.
the good news came he had been
chosen. He would be the only one
from the original Boeing team to
complete the NASA scuba certifi-
cation and go on to train astro-
It took four months of training
to earn the certification. Mr. Beck-
um was able to successfully com-
plete the task while still working
his regular job.
Then he entered a whole new
When astronauts suited up in
full space flight gear, attached
themselves to a mechanical arm
and entered the tanks, Bill Beck-
um, in radio transmitting scuba
gear, was there beside them in the
The training was intense and
:.-clto:se'ly- monitored. Astronauts s
must have an intimate'knowledge
of the space station and know how
the entire structure functions.
"In zero gravity, the mechanical
laws that we understand on earth
are completely different," says Mr.
"Water simulates what it's like
to move in outer space. Physical
objects in space behave much dif-
ferently and the astronauts have to
learn how to anticipate and com-
pensate. They also have to be tech-
nicians. They must know how
every part of the space station
works and how to repair it."
Even in the midst of such
intense work, there were funny
_occurrences, many of them the
result of cultural differences.
He recalls the first time a team
of Italian astronauts was brought
in to become familiar with the
tank. They spent an afternoon
freely swimming and getting
acquainted with the tank's features
such as the location of the decom-
One member of the team was a
woman. When the swim was over
they all climbed up on deck and
immediately stripped off all their
clothes and started drying off. An
American astronaut fluent in many
languages hurried over and quick-
ly explained to the team that in the
United States, men and women
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went to changing rooms; separate
changing rooms, to remove or
change their clothes. The female
astronaut just laughed. thre\i a
towel .over her shoulder and
marched naked'through the flight
center to the .locker room without a
care in the world.
.By 1992, Boeing had fulfilled
its contract with NASA to devel-
op, design and build the working
prototype of the space station. Mr.
Beckum's work with the project
was finished. With the different
components built and tested, the
designs were then put into produc-
tion at three facilities across the
Six years later, in 1998, the first
two modules of the space. station
were launched on the space shuttle
and .the assembly of the station
began. The first crew arrived in
"It was the experience of a life-
time, says Mr. Beckum. "Who gets
to be in contact with so many
astronauts from around the world
on a daily basis? Hardly anyone. I
There was only one regretful.1
thing about his experience. The
project's chief engineer, George
Wishart, with whom he worked
closely and came to admire, died
before seeing the completion of
the space station.,
"My only regret is that George
didn't see the station go into
space," he says. "Otherwise, I
have this to say about my job at
Marshall Space Flight Center. It's
the only job IL ever had that I
would have done for free."
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GOP in the dark'over board mom
(From page one)
A handful of' registered Baker
County voters are libertarian and
independent, but there is no orga-
nized movement afoot locally.
Chairman Robinson said this
week he was unaware Mr. Brown
advised the ex-county manager'
thusly, but he sees no harm in
using a public building for a legiti-
mate political purpose.
"I remember before .I was in
politics, the Democrats used to
meet in the commission room of
the old courthouse, and even in the
second-floor courtroomm" noted
He believes use should be limit-
ed to "certain things government
"I sure don't want to make any
of my Republican friends mad.
I've got friends in both parties and
I don't need, to alienate anybody
over something like this," added
the board chairman.
Don Marshall of Macclenny,
chairman of the local GOP, said
there was considerable grumbling
in the ranks over having to lease
the College Ave. headquarters, but
now that it's done the point is a bit
"We were looking for a decent
place so we wouldn't have to keep
meeting in people's homes, and
we have a place now, so I don't
want to raise a stink.
"We did what we were told and
want to abide by any'rules they
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Republicans have made signifi-
can.t strides in.traditionally: De-' --:
mocrat Baker. County the pas.tf
decade, and plan to runmore can-
They number 3456 as of May 1,
according to the, website of El-
ections Supervisor Nita Crawford.
Democrats number 8518 and are
losing proportionate share with
every election \ear.
All''but one focllh elected offi-
cial is affiliated '.. ith the. Dmocrat
Party, though philosophically the
GOP captures the great majority of
Baker Countians, evidenced by the
fact that Republican candidates
above the local level capture size-
able majorities in state and nation-
26 license suspensions
A Tallahassee man likely set a
new record among persons ticket-
ed in Baker County for driving
without a license.
A computer check on Ainsley
Peckoo, 44, the morning of May
22 revealed his license had been
suspended 26 times for offenses
ranging from failure to pay child
support to failure to enroll in a dri-
ver safety course.
Deputy James Parham III
clocked Mr. Peckoo's eastbound
BMW sedan at 90 mph near the
Interstate 10 intersection with CR
125 about 1:30 am on May 22.
He stopped the vehicle' near
Macclenny and Mr. Peckoo admit-
ted his license had been suspended
"a couple of times."
Another interstate speeder was
stopped in the same area about
1:00 the previous morning, and
was driving on a license suspend-
ed three times in Florida and six
times in Georgia.
Mareya Bryan, 28, of Smyrna,
Ga. was at the wheel of an east-
bound 2006 GMC van clocked at
85 mph.by Deputy Ben Anderson.
Lt. Glen Gnann arrested Forest
Klate Jesseman, 20, of Macclenny
the evening of May 20 after stop-
ping his swerving 2001 Cadillac
on Steel Bridge Road.
The driver's license had been
suspended for a DUI offense, and
Mr. Jesseman was also ticketed for
failure to maintain a single lane.
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I was asked recently by Vinnie
Ferreira, a Macclenny resident and
teacher at Andrew Jackson High
School in Jacksonville, to partici-
pate in one of the school's end-of-
"These students are just amaz-
ing" he told me. "And so is the
school. I think you would find it an
I wouldcbe one of five people
judging a group of the school's
highest academic male achievers
who qualified to compete for the;
opportunity to represent the school
as Mr. Andrew Jackson for the year
After I agreed to participate as a
judge, I had second thoughts. Was I
the right person for the task? Never
a fan of pageants in the past, was I
the right person to be putting in my
two cents worth in the final deci-
sion making process?
After some consideration, I
decided to go with an open mind
and set aside any pre-conceived
biases. Besides, I was dying of cur-
iosity to see the guys strut their
And strut they did. I'd have to
say this group of young men blew
I was a very shy, self-conscious
teenager. What would it have been
like, I wondered, to have been em-
powered back then with even a
tenth of the self-confidence these
young men possessed? It would
have been, as the kids say nowa-
days totally awesome.
Mr. Ferreira coached the judges
earlier in the evening on the scor-
ing process. As it turned out, we
used the same point system devel-
oped by the judges of the Miss
America and Miss USA pageants.
The guys had a private prelimi-
nary interview with the judges,
which gave them an opportunity to
talk about themselves, their beliefs
and the goals they hoped to accom-
Sitting in a small room in front
of a group of people dressed in
business attire and answering rapid.
fire questions is an intimidating and
formidable experience even for
seasoned professionals-- let alone:a -
17-year-old boy. I'm just' glad':it:,
wasn't me. They all did fine,
though, every one.
, The rest of the evening, the guys
gave it all they had through the
rounds of public speaking, model-
ing casual and formal attire,
answering more unrehearsed ques-
tions and following choreographed
stage entrances and exits. A lot to
keep straight, even when you aren't
It was the talent segment of the
pageant that knocked us back in
our seats, however.
One' by one, the young men,
sang, danced, performed original
dramatic monologues and stand up
The judging was difficult. Each
of the contestants could easily
have been awarded the title and
been completely deserving of it.
But, it was a competition and there
could only be one Mr. Andrew
I wouldn't trade anything for the
experience of witnessing the reac-
tion of the young man who won the
title. Surprise, shock, realization
and excitement played across his
face in a kaleidoscope of emotions.
Then he started shaking, partly in
disbelief and partly in sheer, utter
delight. The audience was roaring
with support, as it had throughout
the entire evening and oh, my
goodness, was his daddy and fami-
For this young man and for the
others, I feel certain it's just the
start of a life of many more proud
According to the Florida Depart-
ment of Education website,
Andrew Jackson High School is
one of the state's success stories.
About five years ago the school
received an "F" for its over-all
grade. A group of dedicated admin-
istration, faculty and staff rallied
together with the goal of changing
the future course of the inner city
In the brief time since, they have
accomplished a complete overhaul
of the school's media center, initiat-
ed an aggressive reading program
and implemented a successful Ren-
aissance Reward academic pro-
gram to motivate and inspire stu-
dents to achieve.
The school and the students are
blossoming as a result. Mr. Ferreira
is proud to be a part of that ongoing
process. You can hear the passion
in his voice t\ hen he talks about the
school and its students.:He is as
proud of their achievements as he
is of those of his own children.
It's not unusual'fdt a successful
man or woman, reminiscing about
their high school experience to
credit a dedicated, passionate
teacher with inspiring them to go
out into life and achieve to the best
of their ability.
In the Baker County High School
Class of '06 supplement to the May
11 issue of our newspaper, valedic-
torian Lauren Higginbotham, and
co-salutatorians Matthew Wright
and Jason Cantrell all paid high
accolades to teachers in their part-
ing senior essays.
Teaching can be a tough job and
sometimes a seemingly thankless
one. Teachers are a lot like soldiers
going out into the trenches every
single day and doing their best to
get their team through the combat
With all the negative challenges
facing today's youth the perva-
siveness of drugs and alcohol, lack
of discipline and role models in the
home, pressure to join gangs land
the general degeneration of morals
and standards the influence of a
dedicated, caring teacher can often
be the singular critical factor that
helps a teenager choose a positive
path and empowers him or her to
pursue a goal and achieve it.
Teachers are the "unsung heroes
of our society and that's never been
more true than it is today.
Men s mart er than mon s
You just have to be kidding
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the course of the week, all I hate to do is pick up a v' Enron.
new spaper to get a laugh. That was certainly the case v Credit cards. A human with a credit card on
this week. age owes at least $5,000. No monkey owes an
I ran across an article about anthropologists who monkey 5.000 bananas.
claim to have discovered the point in the evolutionary v' The budget deficit. We owe ourselves a couf
chain %% here apes and men split. Apes continued on as trillion dollars? Monkeys know that you can't
apes and men became men. The arti- banana unless it's in your hand.
cle said that the tywo groups co-min- M ~ S IDE OF Tom Cruise and L. Ron
gled for a while and then humans bard. No chimp was ever a S
developed into much more intelli- THE M ATTER tologist. Although Tom did ki
gent, reasoning creatures. I resemble a chimp when he ju:
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solution, that is just plain ,%rong. ... -'" pn On the other hand, my res.
You mean to tell me that scientists think that humans has led me to the obvious conclusion that ape
are smarter than apes? much smarter than humans.
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Okay. Humans have been to the moon. Humans than us on the food chain.
have built computers and advanced civilization and v' I don't believe a monkey has ever ma
art. But let's be realistic. Those things aside, there's no Angelina Jolie. \Vell, unless you want to count
\ ay humans are smarter than monkeys. Bob Thornton.
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%why humans are much lover than monkeys on the offAmerican Idol.
food chain. You know the phrase "I'll be a monkey's un
V New ark. New Jersey. Ever been there? No self- No monkey ever wanted to be'a human's uncle.
respecting monkey would ever live,in Newark. V NMonkey w\ rench? Monkeys don't need \t ren
VParis Hilton. 'Nuff said. They're monkeys.
V Nicole Ritchie. See Paris Hilton. V Ttw-o words King Kong.
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V Monkeys would not hate cancelled \Vest Wing. food restaurants.
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The Monkees. strategy.
V Monkeys know that what goes on in MTV's The V Who really looks smarter, Donald Rumsfe
Real World, isn't really the real world, it's just a bunch Cheetah? I mean, really.
Sof badly behaving jerks. v' Who was the adult in the relationship Mi
, V Hummers. A vehicle that gets 8 miles to the gal- Jackson or Bubbles the Chimp'? I don't think
Ion and is bigger than a battleship? Who needs that there's much question about that answer.
when you' can swing from tree' i tre 'using your tail.' Monkeys are" pretty secure in .the fact that the
v1Anna Nicole Smith. See' Paris and Nicole. higher thah humans on the food chain. They
V"Monkeys would have skipped 8-track players and down on humans for the most part. Occasion
gone straight to the I-Pod. It's much easier to carry monkey will shot Its disdain for humans by urin
when swinging from tree to tree using your tail.. on them at the zoo.
V Ronald Reagan made movies with a chimp Actually, the monkeys aren't particularly wo
named Bonzo. Bonzo was the one who looked embar- about humans taking their spot in the evolutic
passed watching them. chain. It's not going to happen.
V Ronald Reagan became president and sold mis- They are much more concerned about the G
siles to Iran. Bonzo would have sold them bananas. gecko and his pals, however. If a lizard can sell i
Which would 'ou rather have one of the charter mem- ance to humans, he's much more of a problem tha
bers of President Bush's Axis of Evil throwing at you? humans who are buying it.
Conduct of some parents shameful
God blessed us with a beautiful
graduation night on May 12. It was
perfect weather and the graduating
class at Baker County High School
was so well behaved.
Class members were probably
ashamed of the behavior of some
of the parents who attended.
It's a shame when the valedicto-
rian of the senior class, the pride of
Baker County, stands to give a
speech to fellow classmates who
absolutely deserve the speech, and
parents in the audience so jealous
of her success yell at her to hurry
up and get off the stage.
I've lived and worked in Baker
County for some time. My daugh-
'ter went to Baker High and my son
was in this year's graduating.class.
I am very proud of him and so is
Woman alleges grandson
was mistreated bydeputy
I am writing this letter about an incident between a mother and
daughter at the Northwood Apartments on May 20.
Police were called to the scene and they came to the wrong apart-
ment. They assumed my grandson Curtis Givens Jr. had a part in the
disturbance. He was an innocent bystander and had been walking to-
ward the location of the disturbance.
He was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Curtis was the victim of misconduct on the part of the deputy who
responded. He asked Curtis a question, and when he didn't respond the
way the deputy wanted, Curtis was grabbed by the shirt and around the
I am upset at this treatment of my grandson; The deputies should
have investigated the situation more thoroughly, along with the people
involved in the disturbance, before assuming my grandson had any-
thing to do with it.
This misconduct is unnecessary. Sheriff Joey Dobson should look
further into this incident where an innocent bystander could have been
hurt on the basis of assumptions.
Why can't we, "step up" in com-
ing years and have better provi-
sions for our' graduating seniors?
Maybe we need better planning.
There was a lot of honor on that
stage, honor that came from Baker
v/ Why was only one side able
to see the festivities?
V Why were the bathrooms on
the visitor side locked? My .mother
has a condition requiring her to be
close to a bathroom.
V Why is there more focusing
on the football games (control and
organization) than on graduation
Maybe we could rent a place
like other schools do. I bet parents
would help, just knowing they
have something better to look for-
The class of 2006 was beautiful.
They probably didn't notice, but I
guarantee we can do better if we
really want to.
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Motel employee says cash was stolen
S UVflips in Macclenny parking lot after being struck
Rescue and fire workers peer into the interior of this overturned 1997 Nissan SUV shortly after it rolled over in the parking lot of Baker
Beverage in downtown Macclenny the afternoon of May 23 iDri er Rebeccr J Cabrera, 52, of Macclenny was taken ic Frait Houspuai
for observation after the 4:00 pm accident. Her vehicle overturned when ii was struck iin ihe right rear by a 21.i03 Chci'L ..l ( dri,: b\
Sandy Lee Donaldson, 36, also ofMacclenny. Deputy John Hardin said both vehicles were westbound on 90 and the SL'\ sI/.' cd to wuki
a right turn into the store. Ms. Donaldson i as uininurecd. Charges pend.
car in Glen
Mitch Rhoden of Glen St. Mary,
told police May 18 that someone
had broken out the back window of
his Lincoln sedan.
He said he parked it outside his
home on north Clinton Avenue
around 10:30 the previous night.
He discovered the damage the
next morning, but had no idea who
could have done it.
Police told him to contact them
if he got any more information.
In other cases, Alfred.Godwin of
Glen St. Mary told the sheriff's
department, an acquaintance took
$100 from his wallet May 17.
Mr. Godwin said .the suspect
identified asTy Canaday, 37, of
Macclenn), stopped at his home on -
Mallory Lane 's he was leaving for
Mr. Godwin said he went to the
bathroom and that he and the sus-
pect left the home.
Later, when he tried to pay for
some items at a convenience store,
he discovered is money was gone.
When contacted by police, Mr.
Canaday denied taking the money,
saying the accuser was just tr% ing
to get him in trouble.
- A 14-year-old Macclenny male
was.referred to teen court May 18
after admitting to spray painting a
sign on North Boulevard.
Erik ,Johnson gave police a
description of a boy who he saw
with the paint. The teen told Mr.
Johnson he'd been covering up
Deputy Mark Hall was able to
contact the boy, who admitted
spray painting the sign because his
initials were on it.
attention for only
Suspect tries to run away
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A passenger in a southbound
pickup truck stopped on CR 229
the evening of MaN 19 was arrest-
ed after he attempted to run from a
Lt. Glen Gnann said Reginald,
Nelson, 27, of Raiford ran and
flailed his arms to get away during
questioning about 9:00 that eve-
The suspect moments earlier'
produced a plastic cigar container
from a pants pocket during a
:search, and Deputy Ben Anderson
shot at and missed the fleeing sus-
pect with a Taser gun. He thenicol-.
lared Mr.-Nelson after chasing him
on foot into a nearby wooded area.
The cigar container, often used
to store drugs, was never found.
The driver of the vehicle, a 16-
year-old male from Raiford, was
charged with underage possession
of alcohol. A breath test at.county
jail later determined a blood alco-
hol level above the'minimum for
Another juvenile age male in
the truck was released to family
and not charged.
About the same time that eve-
ning, Danny Carver, 38, was ar-
rested on a charge of disorderly in-
toxication after a county deputy
found him llaggering' on Canal
Road south ofMacclenny.
The suspect's wife summoned
.police after a disturbance at their
Wolfe Dr. residence. Deputy James
Parham III said Mr. Carver was
unsteady on his feet during ques-
tioning, and said he intended to
walk to his father's.gravesite in.
Glen St. Mary. .
Middle schol theft suspect
Sheriff's deputies were unable A phone call to his mother went
to track down a juvenile thief who unanswered.
stole a cell phone and cash from a The case was forwarded to
Baker County Middle School stu- investigations.
The victim said her purse was BoguS $20 bill
stolen May 17 from a fourth period S-
class.' It was later found in the A clerk at Bill's Grocery in
boys' bathroom. Sanderson discovered a counterfeit,
Her boost Motorola phone val- $20 bill while counting her cash
ued at $48 was missing, along with drawer May 18.
$25. The girl used her mother's Marie Johns said the bogus bill
phone to beep her phone, which hadn't been given to her, but prob-'
,was answered by a boy who identi- ably to a clerk earlier in the day.
fied himself but then hung up. Police contacted another clerk,
The boy is in her fourth period Patricia Brower, who said any of
class, several people 'could have passed
The next day campus deputy the counterfeit cash to her.
Tracie Benton was unable to find Both women were told to call
the suspect at the middle school or police if anyone tries to pay with
at the address listed in his records. funny money.
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A Macclenny woman told police
May 19 that someone stole $124
from her purse inside the Travel-
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Tiffany Frazier said she opened
the lobby doors at 5:45 am to let
four guests two men and two
women come in for breakfast.
She then stepped out for a cou-
ple of minutes and when she re-
turned the two men were gone.
She went to the office to grab
her belongings and noticed some
things missing from her purse.
She called the sheriff's depart-
A Macclenny man faces two
charges of domestic violence for
alleged attacks on an estranged
girlfriend and her juvenile-age
daughter the evening of May 21,.
Marcus Harvey, 35, was arrest-
ed at a residence off Hopkins Road
after he took his young son from
an address on John Roe Road
occupied by his 36-year-old girl-
friend and her 15-year-old daugh-
The victims said a disturbance
began shortly after. Mr. Harvey
arrived with the couple's son. The
daughter said she swung a hammer
at the accused when he threatened
her, and the mother came to her
The mother told police Mr.
Har\ e) shoved her and beat her
head against the floor, and the teen
said he pulled her hair and punch-
ed her before leaving.'
Mr. Harvey also ransacked a
living room and tossed a wall
phone into a rear yard. When the
teen attempted to use a cell phone
to call the sheriff's department, he
allegedly threw it into a fish tank.
The victims told police Mr.
Harvey earlier threatened to kill
About the same time they were
being interviewed by Deputy
James Parham III, police received
a call about threats at the Hopkins
Road residence, and Deputy Erik
Deloach made the arrest.
The young son was placed in
the custody-ofa.relative. : .. .
ment and directed deputies to the
room where the four were staying.
One couple was still there.
The man, Anthony Fisher of
Glen St. Mary, said Daniel Booth,
also of Glen, had been acting
strangely, left the room then
returned and told his female com-
panion that she needed to get her
belongings because they had to
leave immediately, although he
didn't say why..
Ms. Frazier's property except
for $124 in cash was later found
near the fence behind the parking
The case was forwarded to in-
In an unrelated case, a Glen St.
Mary woman reported May 19 that
someone had stolen her Sony
She said an acquaintance left a.""
CD in the Playstation arid asked
about retrieving it. She told him
he'd have to :wait for her to get it
She said the back door to her
home on CR 139B could be easily
Police tried to track down the
man at the Day's Inn, but he wasn't
in his room.
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Antique car enthusiasts given up
observance at Macdenny Rehab
BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
The observance of National
Nursing Home Week (Ma% 14-20)
at Macclenny Nursing and Rehab
culminated last Frida\ with a
cruise-in car show held in the
facility's front parking lot.
A, cruise-in is an informal gath-
ering of car enthusiasts \\ho put-
their vehicles on display and often
give rides to interested spectators.
It's a good way to see \ vintage cars
and trucks w which often are on dis-
play only in classic car museums.
Art Pritchard, maintenance dir-
ector at Nlacclenny Nursing and
Rehab, has always loved cars. As a
young guy with limited funds.
Pritchard couldn't afford anything
brand new off the lot, so he went
for used cars and taught himself
how to repair and renovate them.
t "I learned a lot. that w\al and
developed a real appreciation for
automobiles," he said.
He started attending cruise-ins
with another local car enthusiast,
B. J. Cannon, who had a particular
interest in early models.
The two men eventually. came
up with the idea of holding a
cruise-in as part of the week-long
observation of. National Nursing
Home Week. Macclenny Nursing.
and Rehab residents and members
of the community get an opportu-
nity to see the vintage automobiles
and interact with the proud, own-
.ers. : '
"The residents love it and it
makes me happy to see them en-
joying themselves," Mr. Pritchard
said. "And you won't believe the
folks just driving by who stop and
want to know about the cars."
A cook-out and music are also
part of the cruise-in festivities and
Mr. Pritchard brings items to deco-
rate the lot such -as a real gas
pump, traffic light and black and
white racing flags.
Three couples from Macclenny
were present to tell what makes
their autos so special.
Pat and George Collier brought
out their black and yellow authen-
tic 1931 Model A Roadster for dis-
"This is a great hobby," said
Ms. Collier. "It keeps my husband
out of trouble. I never worry about
what he's doing and I always
know where he is in the garage,"
Dave and Ann Kurtz were on
hand to talk about their 1951 gray
Chevy Delux Sedan which Dave
bought and restored. The car is
just like the first one they had
when they married many years
ago. When they bought the sedan
which had been in storage for 37
years, much of the original uphol-
stery was still in good shape. Mr.
Kurtz was delighted to find a com-
pany that sold reproduction fabric
for what needed to be replaced.
"This car brings back so many
wonderful memories of our early
married life when I was in the mil-
itary and we were stationed down
in Pensacola. The 1950's was a
great time for us," he said.
Without a doubt, the most eye-
catching vehicle on the lot that
afternoon belonged to Cheryl and
PeeWee Jordan. Their 1940 Chevy
truck with bright paint the color of
Florida Orange Juice attracted a lot
of attention, especially from the
'Mr. Jordan's wife watched as
her husband loaded two enthusias-
tic voung boys into the cab and'
took off down SR 228 on a ride,
around the cit\.
'He just loves his trucks. she
said. "He s restored four of them.'
This is \what he lo\ es to do."
Men aren't the onlh car enthusi-
asts, as it turns out. Be' erl\ Mlic-
Daniel of Baldt in brought her
prized 1983 cand\ apple, red .
A\anti to the cruise-in.
"Studebaker started making the
Avanti in the earl\ 1960s," said;
Ms. McDaniel. "'A\anti is an lIali-
an word that means future or for-
ward.' It \as supposed to ret ital-
ize sales for the company .
Ms. McDaniel's car is special to.
her because 19,S3 was the last ,
year the original Avanti body style .
The first time she saw the car
she iasse'dift'bn the road going inij
the opposite direction. She turned'
around and flagged down the dri-
"I was in my Camaro and the
Avanti's driver thought I wanted to
race him," she said, laughing.
Her persistence paid off. Soon,
the Avanti belonged to her. Her
enthusiasm for her vehicle is
apparent in her voice as she points
out the Avanti's features. The car
was customized by its previous
ow ner, a pilot. The dash is config-
ured similar to the control panel of
an airplane Even the glo ebo\
was personalized for the pilot's
wife. He designed an interior pull-
out \anit\ tra\ with a pop-up mir-"
ror and compartments for her cos-
"I guess it's apparent how much
I love my car," said Ms.
I McDaniel, proudly. And I love to
show it to other people."
Art Pritchard is pleased %w ith the
response to the cruise-in, from the
rehab's residents and the commu-
nity. He credits the car owners for
their w willingness to make their cars
accessible. He says the success of
the cruise-in wouldn't happen
w ith,,ut their \\ killing participation.
'\\e plan to do this e\er \ ear,"
he said. "We hope it \\ill grIu'
eten bigger. It's something I really
enjoy helping to make happen."
Don't go it alone
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First Tuesday of nrIn>Ith
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With hurricane season officially
starting June 1, Florida Power &
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preparation advice to help resi-
dents save their trees while reduc-
ing the risk of tree-related outages.
"We love our. trees here in Flor-
ida," said Ste.e Anderson, veg-
etation specialist for FPL. But the
last two storm seasons claimed
many, and some knocked over
power lines, causing power disrup-
tions and safetN hazards.
"A little planning will go a long
way toward protecting our trees,
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the likelihood that trees will inter-
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Senate candidate Harris visits Sunday
C'-,i'ii < a.. / Kain. i ae Harris s, pciu ih/ aSt ficinon and cii e iieng on fLaI' 21 in Mac-
ileaiCnt anid Sih rsM'nl c'inpai-iina' incliitiudint a speech iths pholi o) at thlift ,ai.clciniv
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Commerce wants to express its appreciation to the following
sponsors and contributors who so generously supported the
Annual Golf Tournament.
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Baker County Medical
C.B. Isaac & Associates
Lines Ltd. ,
Earth Works of NE Florida,
L.V. Heirs, Inc.
L.D. Bradley Land
Sysco Food Services
A Touch of Spring Florist
American Enterprise Bank
Baker County Family YMCA
Baker County Sheriff
Baker Vision Care
Baldwin Animal Clinic
Bridgeman, Andrew Dr. M.D.
Dependable Heating, AC
Farm Credit of North Florida
Florida Power & Light
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Gear and Whieel Mobile
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Konnie's Klear Pools I
Lake City Community
Loyal Order of Moose/
Women of the Moose
Lyons & Lyons, CPA
Osceola Land Title Inc..
Pappas Metcalf Jenks &
Paula Barton, Supt. of
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Romeo, Margaret DMD, PA
Scaffs Inc. S & S Food Stores
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W.G. Mills, Inc.
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Yarborough Mobile Home
Baker County Family YMCA
Baker Vision Center
BC Health Department
Baker County Medical
Clarksville Refrigeration Lines
Deer Creek Country Club
Duval Gun and Pawn
Eagle Landing of Oakleaf
Econo Lodge of Macclenny
Edward Jones Investments
Gibson McDonald Furniture
John Goetze Physical Therapy
Leggett's Appliance Service,
Macclenny Motor Parts
Macclenny Nursing and Rehab
Marsh Creek Country Club
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Romeo, Margaret DMD, PA
State Farm Insurance
The Golf Club of Amelia
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, May 25, 2006 Page bix
Crash wasn 't exactly a visit from the 'welcome wagon
Kris Keeney sifts through the damage to the e 'ait sid A i iu1 h0a1 1 ii i Sc-iai Buiil iardJ a ,l.a I In. a, ii esul. C, iuC' f a c in mpniipaned drier i-ho
slammed aiis in pickup into it the aifiternM o0l 1la7 21 .1 KI la d u t B1ui0J\ had hbeci' I diIe canli Ireriotaied hoine ony, three
weeks, and the extent of damage was- put at S20.)0i.'. 1i Sii.'. iUld Dqpin It illaiii Hilhand iheM iAick ien/i. tBe' Kn Reed Chile, IS, of
Macclenny was eastbound when it made an abi.p iiinn i QuJi Lfni and *Li-d i/ h liviih h Teii d1 ci cr then backed awai and iiade
a circle in the yard before driving off again ea't on Boutiid. I'i, pi'&- p t v .ii',,y u t Jan. Suiei 'Ala.le ['itn "as lucaitd a Ins rest-
dence and Mr C(liii a iti fi liil whIsiit s ri'(s He c:111 iii'cid 1: it 's1 lul1W /h.e ut.: / ii i L: s. and o*t- Ie- unes ioldihe office r l Ie iis mi tihe
area of Quail LainII iu piii.li'.c ai' I iHe iiaC charged ill DiL'I t t hunni u iIt.N.cu i: 'tf lii11w i./.. i tI and hinini t drainir \ lictenie. TThe
incident occurred l lit frc 4l 0 pir .i e in i e ic koi t v i.i. ,ho se i 1iai1 d. in'1i a.a4 /1 Clii'a
To honor longtime teacher
6 n i,...i '
The special honoree at' this
weekend's annual St. George, Ga.
School homecoming will be Irene"
Thrift Parish. who taught at the
school 27 years.
Ms. Parish, \ ho lives in the
Georgia Bend, retired from the
Charlton Count\, Ga. school -.'S-
temrn some years ago During her
career, she also dro% c a school bus
25 years, and spent \ear ias prin-
cipal of the former MNonic. Ga.
school, and more than t\o \ears
teaching at the former Taylor
School in Baker Count .
In 1975, the then XMs. Thrift
received a commendation from the
Clirltion County Board of Educa-
tion for her dedication and ser\ ice.
Special recognition of the veter-
an teacher v. ill be part of the pro-
gram on May 27 at the Fi t Bap-
tist Church o6fSt. George, directly-
across High\i ay: 121 from the ele-
Each year, former students and
teachers gather for a reunion and
S this \,ar' tfe-ti cities bcgin at noon.
In i recent inter \ie, Ms. Par-
Jessica Tatum of Macclenny
told the sheriff's department Mla)
21 that someone stole a purse from
her .truck while she was at a party
Fellow party-goers identified a
man they saw take her purse, but
were unaware at the time it was her
trick because it was new.
Police contacted the man but
couldn't get any information.
The purse, a new Coach bag ,
was valued at $285. Ms. Tatum
also said she had $192 in cash,' as
well as credit cards and a chleck-
For more information call
At !ci AtcuaitEe ^optaitf lisWia
ing .reading groups about the ad-
ventures of literary characters
. Dick, Jane, Saill) nid Spoit.
She also enjoyed science pro-
jects, a Passion Play, class trips
including to the World's Fair in
1964 and driving the bus. She
recalls stopping -it one day to kill a
rattlesnake, and stopping at stores
with her riders for ,nacks
The honoree still resides at the.
same Georgia Bend tfrm she lived
on 40 years with her late husband
Alfred Thrift. In 1999, she married
Earl Parish of Ma lcclenn), who
says he has become accustomed to
people still calling his wife Ms.
Reunion attendees are asked to
ish recounted some of her favorite
memories, among them conduct-
bring old photographs, yearbooks
and other memorabilia along
A.with co\ ered dishes.
Interesting facts about schools
in the St. George community.
Y A one-teacher school was
operating in 1905 bN Mabel John-
son. v. he located there from Mis-
V T\o \ears later, a' three-
teacher school \%as in operation at
the St. George Union Hall that \\as
also used as a church.
V' In 191U, the first half of a
brick school house as completed.
V A $15,001i bond issue funded
completion of the school building
and adjacent auditorium in 1924.
The ne\ school took in students
from the communities of Stokes-
ville, Toledo and Wilkerson,
V' /That building burned in 1937
and. was replaced the following
) car \\ ihi tilt one that still stands.
V St. George began serving hot
lunches in 1939 they cost 15
V The Moniac school consoli-
dated with St. George in 1947, and
in 1950 the St. George, Toledo and
Moniac schools for black children
V Schools integrated in 1970
Amd 11 years later St. George High
coinmolidated \ ith Charlton County
High in Folkston.
V/The current St. George school
houses pre-K through 6th grade.
(The iil..tiu ,"i ii this article was ob-
i'i, i' i i i ,' i .i o .a The Charlton
C.-.'t,,i[r H c,.,IJ nt f.,',/< ,i..;.; ,i"
A deputy sheriff followed foot-
prints from the scene to' the resi-
dence of one of two suspects ar-
rested for vandalizing a construc-
tion site off Folsom Road north of
Glen St. Mary on May 17.
Aaron Crosby, 20 and Matthew
Norris, 18, were both at the for-
mer's residence on Palmetto Place
when Sgt. Thomas Dyal and other
officers tracked shoe prints to the
address later that morning.
The two are charged with scat-
tering nails and steel rods, pushing
over a portable toilet and situating
lumber to spell out an obscene
phrase. The construction supplies
belonged to contractor Mitchell
Police were unable to immedi-
ately locate a Glen St. Mary boy
who is a suspect in the theft of
more than $6000 from a neighbor-
The homeowner. Cole Combs,
told police the youth is the onlh
one w\ho knows the inside of his
home on Jim Starling Road.
Mr. Combs on May 21 reported
that 60 one-hundred-dollar bills
were missing from the safe in the
back bedroom of his home.
Also gone' was a bag containing
an unknown amount of silver dol-
lars and half dollars.
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Descendants of Abraham B..
and Frances Griffis Starling will
gather on Sunday, June 4 at the
Lake Butler Communit6 Center.
All descendants and friends of the
family\ are in\ ied to attend.
Lunch \\ill be served at 1:00
pm. Eating utensils and ice v ill be
providedand each family is asked
to bring a covered dish;
Directions: take Hwy .100
x est to do'.ntoio,.n Lake Butler.
Turn at the first red light by the
courthouse (Lake Drive) and fol-
low this road to the lake. A sign
will be posted in front of the court-
house and community center.
For more information call Na-
dine Thorton at (904)-964-6608 or
Eleanor Lyons: at (904)-259-2622.
We hope to see you there!
Every lronrday at 8:00 pm
at the A lacclenmn Church of Christ
5th S:. & Mi-r, :,. '
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members of alcoholics.
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The regular monthly meeting of
the Baker Count\ Republican Par-
ty ., ill begin at 7:00 pm on
Thursday, May 25 at the Republi-
can headquarters, 24 South Cil-
lege St. in Macclenni. .
All local' Republicans are invit-
ed to attend. The meeting will be
follow ed b\ a social hour and tifmei
to chat with local candidates. For
more information, call Don Mar-
shall at 259-966S
The GFWC Women's Club of
Macclenny had its installation of
new officers on May, 18.
The new president is Cheryl
Lun; 1st vice-president is Peggy
Arend; 2nd VP is Geneva Rhode;
the 3rd VP is Frances Frost.
The recording secretary is Flo
Ann Holloway; treasurer is Pat
McDonald; corresponding secre-
tary is Frances Frost.
Clara Freeman from the Clay,
County Women for Education
Club of Green Cove Springs con-
ducted the installation. A patriotic
theme, was observed with every-
one wearing red, white and blue.
The 56th family reunion of de-
scendants of Gordon Stewart and
Eliza Lee Taylor will be held June
.3rd, 2006, at Taylor Community-
After a brief family meeting, a
picnic will follow on the church
Wear comfortable clothes, bring
favorite foods, and renew your
family ties. Please contact your
family\ members and remind them
of this long-standing family tradi-
Annual fish fry
All Baker County senior citi-
zens are invited to the annual fish
fry on Thursda., MV a\25 at the
Dow ling Center across from Baker
Correctional. It starts at 11:00.am.
and is sponsored by local public
4 pm Monday
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Amber Craig and Justin Griffis
will be married May 27 at 5:00 pmr.
at Sanderson Congregational Holi-.
ness Church. A reception will fol-
low at the agricultural building.
The couple plans to reside in Glen
St. Mary. ,
After the wedding the couple
will hone, moon in Gatlinburg,
Amber is the daughter of Vicky
Morris of Glen St! Mars and An-
thony Craig of Callahan.
Justin is the son of Mike and
Tina Griffis of Glen St. Mary.
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O BITUARI ES
dies on May 19,
A memorial service for Johnnie
Lynn BoV ers, 41, of Baldwin was
held May 19 at the First Baptist
Church of Baldwin. w ith Reverend
,Chris Dunn officiating.
Johnnie was born August 9,
1964 in Louistille, Kentucky. She
died on May 16, 2006 following a
She is survived by her parents
John Lewis Waits and Peggy
Louise West: son Daniel Bowers;
daughters Rachel Bowers and
Kelsey Bowers: brothers Kevin
Waits and Matt (Ann) Waits; and
grandmother Josephine Waits.
dies of injuries
Douglas LeFoy Coppock, 25, of
Jackson ille died on May 20, 2006
from injuries' sustained in an auto-
motile accident. Doug was born
December 2. 1980 in Jacksonville.
He is survived by parents Annie
and Jeff Blanton; son Dylan; com-
panion Brooke Hines; aunts Mel
Coppock and Dotty Loud; uncle
Mike Crews: grandparents Clyde
Golden and Mossie and Richard
Starling; sisters Brandi and Tia
Blanton; and Doug's life long
friend, Maurice "iPeeWee" Turner.
A funeral sen ice will be held at
':UO pm. Wednesday May, 24 in
the chapel of Prestwood Funeral
Home, 27U U.S. HwN 301 North.
in Baldw in. The family %%ill re-.
ceite friends from 5:00 7:00 pm.
In loving memory of
Bur nice W.
Six\een \ear-s ago. God called you
ii,'inc In some v.a'vs is seems as
ih.oush it \\as only yesterday.
\\e often think of your many ad-
mirable traits and.si\ect memories and
strie daily to walk in \our footsteps.
\\e ,ill all.a.s loh e \ou and \ou %\ill
al| a\ a be in our hearts and spirits.
words cannot express our loe for
\ou and how much w\e miss you.
Heaj.en's gain is our loss. which re-
tsuli in tears ofjo and sorrow because
v.c knov. \ou are in heaven \\ ilh Jesus,
uit we still II ish you were here.
SOUR CHILDREN; BARBARA, NLAETTA,
BETT-. \VILLIE PEARL, FLETCHER.
WILLIE C.. AND NMICHAEL
$4.50 for 15 words
Gina Cornn, 42,
dies on May 20
Gina Michelle Gray Cornn, 42,
of St. George, Ga. died on Ma,. 20,
2006. Gina was born in Jackson-
ville on February 23, 1964. She en-
joyed drawing, dancing, NASCAR
races, fishing. yard sale shopping
and spending time with her family.
Gina js predeceased by her father
Ronald H. Gray and her grandfa-
ther Virgil Smith.
Family members include her de-
voted husband of 19 years, Jimmy
Comn of St. George: mother Bar-
bara Wilkes Smith of Baldwin;
grandmother Hazel Smith of Bald-
win: children Justin Gray of Mac-
clenny and Geneva Nichole Cornn
of St. George; step-children Bobby
(Kelli) Comn of Glen St. Mary, Lo-
rie Rothenberger of Orange Park,
Melissa (Dean) Thompson of Mac-
clenny and Leila Cornn of Jack-
sonville; brothers Oscar (Susie)
Gray, Tony (Tammy) Gray. Ron
(Leslie) Gray and Douglas (Dan-
ielle) Klotz, all of Macclenn'; sis-
ters Sandy (Kenny) Hires of Glen
St. Mary and Candy Wilds of Mac-
clenny; nine grandchildren: one
great-grandson and several nieces,
nephews and cousins and her best
friend Lois Johnson of St. George.
A funeral service was held at
10:00 am on May 25, in the Fer-
reira Chapel with Pastor Nlark
Woods officiating. Interment fol-
lowed in Mantown Cemeters.
Mt. Zion N.C.
121 North 259-4-461
Pastor Bobby Griffin
Sunday School 10 00 amn
Sunday Morning Worship 11 00 am
Sunday Evening, Worri p 6 00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Sr'nice 7,00.prn
For God so, loved the world thai he
gave his only bionlen ,on, tratl
whosoever bliieverh in hirm rihculd not
perish bul nae everlaslinrg l
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Come and magnify the Lord and worship with us,
Glen Friendship 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
Efrain Cruz, 81,
dies May 20th
Efrain Cruz, 81, of Macclenny
died on Saturday, May 20, 2006.
He was born in Anasco, Puerto Ri-
co on June 4, 1924 to the late Tom-
as and Rosario Pesante-Cruz. Mr.
Cruz moved to Macclenny in 1.992-
from Fairfield, Ca; He was a H mem-
ber of Calvary Baptist Church. He,-
enjoyed walking and working in
his yard. Mr. Cruz is predeceased
by his wife Estelle Cruz.
Family members include his,
children Drucilla Janssen (Jim) of
Bryceville, Manolote Lucky Cruz
of Vacacille. Cal., Efrain Antonio
Cruz of Fresno, Cal., Gary Miquel
Cruz (Theresa) of Macclenny. and
Delaine Jones (Rimond) of Bryce-
ville; brother Julio Velez of Miz-
lothian, Va: sister Zulma Cruz of-
Ecuador: 15 grandchildren and
.A memorial service eas held on
Thursday, May, 25 at 1:00 pm at
the Fraser-Ferriera Funeral Home
with Pastor Donnie E. Williams of-
Mr. Varnes dies
Oreadis James Varnes, 77, of
Macclenny died on Monday. May
22, 2006 at the Morris Center of
Community\ Hospice in Jackson-
ville follow ing an extended illness.
He lied in Macclen.iy all of his
life and \\as the son of the late
Elzie Allen Varnes and Nancy Eliz-
abeth Moore Varnes. NMr. Varnes
was employed in the maintenance
department of the Cit, of Macclen-/
nv for o\er 30 years.
Sur% i% ors include step-daughters
Barbera Norman of Glen St. Mary,
Rita Katsacos of Nlacclenny. Patri-
cia Giddens of Ft. Myers and
Denise Chiasson of Lawte',: step-
son Robert Green of Nlacclenny:
sisters Dolly Caffe\ of NMano, Te\..
Elizabeth Crump of Sanderson and
Adeline Hodges of MNacclenny:
brothers Raymond Phillips of
Sanderson and Aaron Phillips of
Lakeland; 12 grandchildren and nu-
merous step-grandchildren; and his
faithful companion Shirle\ Quinn
A funeral sern ice \ ill be held on
May 25 at 2:00 pm in the chapel of
Guerry Funeral Home with Rev.
Fred Raulerson officiating. Visita-
tion will be held. from 5 -"8 p8M
Wednesday, May 24 at Guerry Fd-
$4.50 for 15 words
- Noel Lee McDonald, 74, died
Sunday, May 21, 2006; irn the Had-
low Center in Jacksonville after an
extended illness. The Albany, Ga.
native moved to Sanderson 32
years ago. He was a member of
Taylor Church. ,
Mr. McDonald. a long time
truck driver, received his three'
million mile plaque before he re-
He is survived by his wife Billie
Faye McDonald pf Sanderson;
sons Thomas (Kath.) McDonald,
Dale (Heather) McDonald, both of
Macclenny, Von Sullivan of
Sanderson, Harlo (Joni) Sulli an
of Macclenny and Danny (June)
Sulli.an of Ft. \i'hite; daughter
Debra (Danny) Taylor of Green
Cove Springs: brothers Ed\ward
(Geraldine) McDonald of Glen St.
Mary, Agnew "Buddy". (Sharon)
McDonald of Middleburg and
Sherry (Pauila Jean) McDonald of
Trenton; sisters Mattie Ruth (Al-
bert) Pringle of Baldwin, Geral-
dine (Maurice) Combs of Glen St.
MNary. Pauline (Wilbur) Pierce and
Alice (Johnny) Lloyd, both of.
Jacksonville, Lois Burnham and
Dora Belle Guerr, both of Sander-
son; 18 grandchildren, 15 great-
grandchildren and several nieces
A funeral service was held at
11:00 am, Wednesday. May 24, at
Taylor Church with Rev. Jim Cox
officiating. Interment followed in
the Macedonia Cemetery. Harris
Funeral home. Inc. in Li\e Oak is
in charge of arrangements.
IN LOVING MEMORY of
Nov. 3rd, 1959-May 24th, 1998
'e Lo\ve and Miss Youi,
S Vbur Fanilv
CR 127 N. of Sanderson
Sunday School 10:00 am
Sunday comingg Service I 1.:Q0 am
Sday Night rvce 6:00 pm
ed. Night 'Sece" 7'0 pm
Where Everyone Is Somebody and
Jesus is the Leader
Pastor Rev. Ernie Terrell
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 PM.
Pastor Rev. Shannon Conner
North 6th Street Macclenny 259-3500
First Baptist Church
j GLEN ST. MARY, FLORIDA
SundaylSchool 9:45 AM Sunday Morning Worship 11 AM
Sunday Evening Worship 6 PM
"A Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7 PM
r| "A Beacon
Perry Hays, Associate Pastor
SMichael D. Schatz, Associate Pastor
May 28 -June 1
Pastor Appreciation Sunday-June 4
May 28 at 6:00 pm Rev. Dave Woody & Rev. Terrell Alexander
May 29 at 7:30 pm Pastor Bobby Griffin, Mt. Zion Church
May 30 at 7:30 Pastor Jimmy Scott, New River Church
May 31 at 7:30 pm Pastor Joe Ruise, Emmanuel C.O.G.I.C.
June 1 at 7:30 pm Pastor Tommy Anderson, Road to Calvary
PASTOR APPRECIATION SUNDAY
June 4th at 10:30 am with Rev. Robert Mayes
No evening services
Glen Friendship' Tabernacle
10024 North Clinton Ave., Glen St. Mary
Bro. Albert Starling 259-6521
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New Hopejo'r the Community
Five Churches Road
Hwav. 127> Sanderson, FL
Sunday School 9:45 am.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Wed. Night Bible Stud) 7:00 p.m.
Every 4* Sunday Night Service 7:00 p.m.
N Videll W I'illiams -Pastor /
93 N. 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
Open Hearts Open Minds, Open doors
S> John L. Hay, Jr., Pastor 2
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Sunday AM Worship
Sunday PM Services
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting
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Wednesday Night Service
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In loving memory of our
G Your greatness will never be for-
gotten. We are so grateful to have
been able to spend time with you
and to have known-you.
R Righteous living is what you
taught us. This has inspired us to,
live the Christian life.
A You always had the answer, no
matter what the problem. we could
always depend on you.
N You taught us that "nothing" is too
hard for God and if we put our
trust in Him, he will provide.,
N You will never be forgotten and
we still need you in our daily liv-
Y Your spirit will always be in our
minds and hearts. Your memory is
a strong factor in our lives and it
helps guide and direct our path.
We love you,
Sanderson Christian Revival,
Center invites everyone to a re-
'ival this Memorial Da\ w weekend.
Rev. Da\ id Copeland of Alab'a-
ma will be preaching and singing.
The event is scheduled for Frida\
night at 7:00,. Saturday\ e ening at
6:00 and Sunda\ at 11:00 am and
Friday night from 5:30 to 7:00,
the church will host a fish fry with
french fries, cole slaw, hush pup-
pies and other covered dishes.
Everyone is Welcome.
For more information contact
Pastor DuWayne Bridges at (386)-
In loving memory of
6/29/57 5/27/04 '
A two year rememberance of a
loving daughter, mother, grand-
mother and sister. Through our
hearts and souls you live on..
Focus on "hip hop'
Faith Bible Church in Sander-
son %'ill have, an evening service
on May 28 starting at 7:00. The,
topic will be the effects of the Hip
Hop culture on today's youth.
The church is located on Five
St. Peters Anglican Fellowship
Minnesota Ave. Macclenhy, Fla.
Sunday School 9:00 am
Sunday Service 10:00 am
CHURCH OF CHRIST
573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am
Fellowship 10:30 am 11:00 am
S \'ed Bible Mudv
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: ;. 'rT Minister
Samn F. Kitchiigi
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
SPastor: Oral E. Lyons "
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CR 229 S., Sanderson FL
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Retired couples earn GED
BY DuWAYNE BRIDGES
Some retired people sit on the
front porch and take it easy.
Many stay busy, taking care of
grandchildren and great-grandchil-
dren, or get involved in communi-
ty and church activities.
Some go back to school.
It's never too late to do that.
There are three couples currently
attending GED classes at the
Sanderson Christian Revival Cen-
ter. Larry and Jackie Sluder are 74
and 76 years old; David and Judy
Harris are 66 and 62.
Larry Sluder was raised in West
Virginia and later moved to Fin-
leyville (the small community
west of CR 229 south of Sander-
He quit school to take care of
his family when his father was
seriously hurt in a coal mine acci-
dent, and had to stay out of work
Larry had just completed the
ninth grade and being the oldest
boy, had to make a living for his
mother, three sisters and five
brothers. He went to x ork at a
meat packing plant making 35
cents an hour.
Larr) and Jackie are a team -
they do everything together.
Se eral months ago, the Sluders
decided the \\ anted high school
Jackie was raised in Jackson-
ville and dropped out of Kirby
Smith High School in the ninth
grade to get married. She had three
children, and she married Larry in
1962. They have lived in Finley-
ville since 1976.
" For the first time ever, Jackie is
learning how to do fractions, deci-
mals and percentages.
The Sluders study in class only
a few feet away from their great-
grandson Thomas White and his
wife Rebekah, who is now aw\ait-
ing the results of her GED test.
She tutors the Sluders and her,
husband in math and she hopes to
enter college. Her husband will
soon take the test.
David and Judy Harris mo ed
to Florida six years ago from
Kingston, N.Y. Both are retired
and working aggressively toward
their GED degree,
David grew up in a broken,
lotivaied to get their GEDs: ithe Sliiters andiltl /,: uHal-Ioia,
home with no father. His mother
died of cancer when he was 16,
and he then lived with his aunt and
He felt like an orphan.
Enrolled in the tenth grade in
Scranton, Pa., he dropped out be-.
cause he didn't get along with a
teacher he thought was too strict.
David always wanted to return
to school and get a degree. He now '
says he has two reasons: his self-
esteem.and his three grandsons.
One of them recently dropped out
"I lo\ e my grandchildren and I
% ant to encourage them to get
their education." he says. "Anyone
who doesn't have an education
will have a hard time getting any--
where in life."
Judy Harris grew up in Middle-
town, NY. in a single parent home
after her father was killed in World
War II. She was only eight months
Judy later needed but one Eng-
lish class to graduate high school,
but dropped out and went to work
at a dry cleaning store, She mar-
ried and became a cosmetologist.
She and David wed in 1967 and
have three children. six grandchil-
dren and one great-grand.
I wrote this article because I am
so proud of Larry, Jackie, David
and Judy. It takes courage to go
back to school. The\ are an inspi-
ration to me, our class and our
iAnyone interested in getting:'
high school diploma should con-'
tact the GED program at the
school district office, 259-0407.
The Sanderson GED program is
on Monda) and Tuesday evenings
from 6:30-9:00 pm. Contact me at
386-965-0127 to make arrange-
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High scores on FCAT pays off for elementary students
Brandon Geigor, left, arches iiCint as f6iiad Austin Manning concentrates on his.aim da. M'L 0 ~,,.':..' ,i.- L-ait .''. u a mini-carnival
held at Westside Ehimnc n'it' School May 12. Students receiving a score of 4 or 5 on either .d,,. C, i, '.'- na'c .1.iX > i fun andigames
during regular c las -ihours oin ilt school rounds Photo by Kelley Lannigan
DKG scholars inspired to be teachers
Jamie Brookins and Jessica
Combs are the 2006 Delta Kappa
Gamma scholarship recipients.
DKG is a professional honor soci-
ety of women educators.
Jamie, a 2006 graduate of Bak-
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daughter of Lisa and Robert
Brookins. She plans to pursue her
degree in elementary education at
LCCC and St. Leo Uni\ersit) in
order to teach kindergarten..
She feels a kindergarten teach-
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past the individual sitting in the
desk, discover the child's person-
ality and find the best method to
Jessica, also a 2006 graduate of
BCHS, is the daughter of Gayle
and Colonel Combs Jr. She plans
to pursue an AA degree from LC-
CC and transfer to Valdosta State
University for her bachelors and
masters in music education in or-
der to teach choru,- and band.
Jessica says her inspiration for-
teaching and music comes from
her mother, a Baker Count} Mid-
dle School teacher, and her father
who sings Southern gospel music.
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Red, Whe and New
Johns presides over firstspring scrimmage as Cats' headfootball coach
I was watching one of my-
favorite movies, Chariots of Fire,
the other day and it made me think
of the incongruities between athletes
S -from the 1920s and athletes of
The film is about English athletes
training for the 1923 Olympics. It
shows their training regimen and
pretty much all they did was run
One of the runners hires a profes-
sional coach what a scandal that
caused, the coach was not even
allowed on the field during the
Olympics who analyzed the run-
ner and set out markers to get the
are highly tuned
machines, with legions
of coaches, weight
trainers and sports
their muscle mass, arm
rotation, body fat,
anything that can be
runner to increase his stride.
A hurdler put pine glasses on his
hurdle to see if he was touching the
hurdle and another American runner
did endless jumps over objects to
increase his stamina. They ran and
I was in the mall thumbing
through a biography of Babe Ruth
and there was a photo of the
Bambino riding a stationary bike.
That was about the extent of his
Athletes nowadays are highly
tuned machines, with legions of
coaches, weight trainers, sports psy-
chologists and others. They are
hooked up to machines to determine
muscle mass, arm rotation, body fat,
anything that can be measured.
'Their diet is regulated, each mus-
cle group isolated and worked.
Exotic training routines are devised,
and often they train with electrodes
taped to their bodies, monitoring
blood pressure, brain waves and.
Even sports that you wouldn't
consider high tech have gone over
the edge. I heard a report on the
newest America's Cup racer. The
America's Cup is a yacht race that
has been run since the 1800s. Each
year it's run it gets a little faster
because the technology of the boats
improves. But what the sailors do
hasn't substantially changed until
In the past, if a boat had to tack,
or sail against the wind, the sailors
would rush to the side of the boat
they were going to turn, hang onto a
rope and lean out over the sea to
give added weight and make a
quicker turn. Yachtsmen have been
doing this for years. Not this year.
This year, the keel of the boat is
mechanized. The is a sharp, triangu-
lair piece that is under the center of
the boat to give it stability. This
year, the whole keel moves to help
the boat turn.
Technology has gone a little too
far if you ask me.
I don't think that the Bambino
would recognize the game he loved.
In fact, I wonder whether he would
even want to take part.
BY MICHAEL RINKER
Although Bobby Johns is coaching
Wildcats' football this year because of
what happened last year, he prefers to not
"We're starting over. here,. we're not
going to worry about last year," he said
Monday night, but added that "at practice
some days when it was tough out there on
the field I used it as a motivation tool."
The Cats failed to win a game last sea-
son, which, together with off-field issues,
led to the res-
"We executed fairly ignition of
well. We were a little bit head coach
further along than I prior to the
thought we'd be. We Baker High
were 't very good when game. The
we started this spring. team .ost,
we finishing, 0-
Less than ti(o months later, Johns a
former Wildcat player and assistant coach
-was hired away from Blountstown High
School where he left behind a 23-game
winning streak in football and state cham-
pionships in weightlifting.
S Johns said Monday he'd watched film
from two of last season's games to evalu-
ate returning players, although he esti-
mates he lost 20 members of last year's-
He now has his more current film after
the Cats held their intrasquad scrimmage
Saturday night at Memorial Stadium.
Overall, it was good showing, accord-
ing to Johns, who said the game was
physical but without significant injuries.
"We executed fairly well. We were a
little bit further
along than I
thought we'd ,
be. We weren't
very good when
we started this ,
Johns said he
grated film '
from the game -
and was sched-
uled to meet
his coaches to
put together the
they will choose '
who the starters i
are going into m'
the fall, the line-
up is not set. in
any means, but
they were able to grasp the offense," he
Johns has put in 75 percent of- his
offensive scheme during spring practice.
"We didn't show it all Saturday. he
said, "mostly because we split our per-
On the other side, of the ball, they
pla ed a "very. very simple defense... our
Johns is hoping to add three more
coaches before the season begins, but is
waiting for teaching jobs to open up.
He didn't name the candidates, but
an internet ad.
Johns said he graded'
finm from the game and
was scheduled to meet
Tuesday with his coach-
es to put together the
team's depth chart.
At least two coaches from last year -
Joe Vanivactor and junior varsity coach
Franklin Griffis did not return.
Summer workouts begin May 30.
Players \ ill participate in two sessions
per day one in the morning, the other in
the afternoon Monday through
State rules prohibit pads and contact
during the summer, so much of the \\ork
will be weight training, running routes
and working on timing and execution.
Johns calls weightlifting "the heart of
my football program."
Since 1998, he's coached three state
champions in weightlifting to go along
with three consecutive district titles in
football, including being state runner-up
S where I'll be-
...; A gin to rebuild
Baker Count\ 's
". said when
." hired in De-
y not just
ing, it's where I
-teach kids how
to compete and
how to be
what he's seen
so far, his team
isn't where it
needs to be.
paying off yet...
but I do think
we'll see im-
S, the summer."
Top, coach Bobby Johns prowls the backfield behind his offensive team in his first on-field appearance as Wildcat head coach.
Above, quarterback Rod Rentz is brought down by Calvin Hawkins.
Cats' baseball banquet honors champions
BY MICHAEL RINKER
Pitcher/infielder Matt Wilson was named
most valuable player during the Wildcat baseball
team banquet held May 18,on the infield at the
Baker High field.
More than 150 players, parents anid others -
the most ever attended the steak dinner,
according to coach John Staples.
"I couldn't have asked for a better year from
a team, their parents and the administration of
Baker County High School," he said in a state- .,
ment. "I cannot recall a single negative matter 1
that I had to deal with as far as this team goes." :
Staples said 13 of 22 varsity players received P
academic certificates for having a 3.0 or better
grade point average. Trae Knabb finished his The C
high school career with a 4.0 and received the senior
team's academic achievement award. Alan
"I think I'm as proud of that as I am the dis-
trict championship," said Staples, who returned this sea-
son to coach the Cats after several years away.
In addition to being named Baker County coach of the
year, he has been selected to be one of three coaches on
national high school rules committee.
After five years without-a representative at the North
Florida All-Star weekend, the Cats sent five this year.
Wilson, J.D. Milton and Ryan Powell played in the
Cats' baseball banquet was a solemn affair as you can tell from this photo of
rs with coach John Staples. From left, Jarred Carter, Trae Knabb, Josh Whiteh
Tanner (kneeling), Matt Wilson, Ryan Powell, J.D. Milton and Dustin Combs.
seniors game held May 20 at the University of North
Florida.Powell got two hits and played well at first base,
Wilson got a hit and pitched two solid innings, and
Milton drew a walk and scored in his only at bat.
The following day, in the juniors game, Adam Lewis
and Kelly Davis also had solid performances.
Staples said both players drew interest from Florida
State coach Jamie Schouppe and were invited to attend
I I the FSU baseball.camp this summer.
5 u "The all-star weekend really capped off the
year as all of my boys represented well," Staples
SI said. "I even had a college coach comment on
how he noticed the first guys at the park both
days were the Baker County boys.
"It's one of those little things that goes a long
,. way with the people who count."
In addition to Wilson, other winners at the
banquet were Ryan Powell, Wildcat award;
Travis Tyson, rookie of the year; Adam Lewis,
most valuable underclassman; Jarrell Rodgers,
most valuable pitcher; J.D. Milton, offense; Trae
Knabb, defense; Dustin Combs, sparkplug
award; Alan Tanner, leadership; Josh
Whitehead, coaches award; Jarred Carter, most
team improved; Dustin Rowe, Standard award.
head, Staples also recognized Timmy Combs and
Billy Dugard for their efforts in building the new
Wildcat locker room; Wendy Tyson for her hard
work in making the concession stand a huge success;
Larry Payne, Jimmy Yarborough and Cindy Oglesby for
their support of the baseball program.
"We got so much accomplished this year through col-
laborative efforts of the parents and players by everyone
pitching in when work needed to be done," Staples said.
"It really raised the bar of expectations for players and
parents next year and years to come."
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, May 25, 2006 Page Twelve
WESTSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Principal's List 4th Nine Weeks
Ist Grade: Boatrighl Brice Donker. Chase Gnffis, Bnanna McElfresh, Dean Murray, Brianna
Williams Drummond Benjamin.Ellis Tiffrany Kenn,. Brie Milenchick Eppersdn-Sart7. Dean
Brvant. Isiah Cre's. lared Een. \Vica Gaskin;. Amelia Loubam. Brandy Robinson. Christian Rogers
Hart Chad Collin., Caleb Cres. Collin Crews. Hunter Groses. Jacob Harrell, Macy Jackson, Owen
Tavlor Hilton- Counney Baldv'n. Zachar' Bingham. Christian Blanks. Grace Fly. Johnny Hodges,
Logan NMonds Mason Brianna Chandler. Cameron Jones, Kells Lasler, Kasandra McCook. Leslie
Smith. Chnstian Vtakins, Jlesica Westerwelle Murphy Olivia Bogardus, Gannon Godwin, Dareonia
Hudson. Michelle Mallo) O',,n Mailheuws. Dakoia McLany. Ale\\ St John. Cody Thatcher Roach
Charlie Anderson. Mia Fish. B I Hagan. Maegen Miller. Taylor Miller, Christian Prnitchard Sands:
S Mackenzie Anal, Mallonr Cain. Er ,a Hanley.. Mallor) Mobley, Mason Mosle,. Breah Pelfrey. Landon
Peterson. Gas in Regisrer. Karly Richardson. Kale W\alker Sheridan: Amber Combs, Jenna Ellis. Enca
Flako.wicz. Damctra Gibson. Mason Harse?,. Johnaihan Kincheloe. Jordan Nonon, Caitlyn Parrish
Smith- Sierra Ahrens, April Crews. Pa. on Goodman, Roderick Haygood, Christopher Touchion Star-
ling Desiree Bingham. Bailev Cook. Sasannah Crews. Lainr Foster, Michael Tolben, Saige Wilson
Thomas A.hlon Caner, Chnlt Crew-,, Hope Fly, Chyna Parker, Harrison Presta, Kelse', Strickland,
Amber Ta\ lor, Jes.sln eWilliams
2nd Grade: Cres Oliia Sapp Duval. Krist n Carler, Sheldon Grtifis. Julia Ritest Ashley
Thompson Elledge/Jacobs Hunter Bum-ed, Kalan Dais. Samantha Hinson, Dalton Jones. Brook
Chambers. Tyler Groes,, Corel', Ssweal. Melanie Sweat, Rose Thompson Green Taylor Brown, Callie
Elledge. Jeremiah Ierzon. Grace Jknes, iMasey Taylor, Aie\s %%endel. Hannah Wilkerson Gonzalez.
Brach Dukeman Hand: Jaren Barton, John Anthony Crawford. Andrew DeHan, Kellen Dopson,
Mar Elizabeth Elledge. Kaielynn Flandreau. Marcus Godbold Dylan Irish. Shelbie Marlin, Maci Me-
Duffie. Larr MMorris. Cod? Railiff. Oswen Register. Beihany Richardson. Blake Rohbert. Ja\an Robin-
/ n. Bailee Turnamer Hunrs Bailey Edwards, Brandon Hamrr.. Robbie Manin James Zachary Johnson.
lu-hn Hardee. Brian Hoffman Lancaster Andrea Pearl. Enrika Rogers. Sdney Williams Stafford
Rachel H.rrii.on. James Nelson. Elizabeih Siner.
3rd Grade: Adams/Hile Jessica Hanell. Emily Martin. Karlie Pavne. Jesslyn Sands. Bradley
Sellers Binn. Katherine De%%olfe. Elizateth Mosle\ Milton Danielle De ,olfe, Tyler Trail Payne
Clavion Bureau. Grasori Can. Matihew, Chiholm. Summer McCray. Gracemarne Rhoden, Callie
Wheeler lVendel: Jarcd Stifiord VWhite Tara Picken i illiams- Maegan Gerace. Je--ica Pilkingion
Honor Roll 4th Nine Weeks
Ist Grade: Boatright Sierra .ldy. Case.., Currs. Katey Johnson. Shanoa Murch, Kate Robinson
Drummond Simmer Haey,. Dusnir Higginbotham.Angel Jackson. kaitlyn Lass, Sasanah Mo-s.
Kimberl\ Ro.se. Nihan W,it. Kob\ H\illiam- Epperson-Swartz. Al\,ssa Cagle. Sean Chances,
SDmiyyha Kirk-.e, Han Corey Adams. Jacob Anderson, Brooke Bumrrsed, Lily-Anne Dra,,dy. Blair
Finley, Kaden Miller Mac\ Pa\ne. Noah Schurz. Kreles Wilco\ Hilton- Clay Bras.,an. Kasn Given.-,
Tristin Jet.ell. Jamic-Lynne Raukr.-on Mason Shaswn Dane,.c Courtnnc Hodges. DIl:in Le&,is. Bai-
les Piani. Br\:ar Zimmerman Murphy Amnber Denmark. Amanda Dennison. Mason Filosi, Trira
Gibson, Bra\ron Moore, Jer-slnn MN,urs. Hale, Porterfield. Cailmn Raulerson Roach. Kel.se. Nah.
lared Raukrsor,. Christina Perez. c,,cob %kalliedi Sands Kailin Cres.s. Miranda DeHan. Mallors
Godsin, Aser- Norman. Hearhei Pieirowiski. Meara L',nn Tanre. Nate Tvl.i Sheridan Erin Brinon.
Timoihy Cu-ri. Thorn i Er min, Parker Holman. Kailee KnighT. Tyler Long. Charle- Peack,. J.icol,
Perr)man Smilh Amanda Craig. Manhe.. Crews. Brianna Dt-is. Eugene Farmer. Darhy %eariherl\
Starling Dillon Bilc:au\ Sarh Hick. Zactiar, Korko.s..., A,.hlin Slafford Thomas DI Adam.s,
Nlihan Fisher Shailei Rhoden
2nd Grade: Crews Pairrcl, I amb. Kainard M.Cray. Ashley McMah..n. Kallynn Schlar.lium.
John McElro, Dusal Jesse Regrner Elledge/Jacobs Abigail C.ifpcnier. Talor Carrnngion. Madison
Combs, Ben Cr,.,ford. Ca.iilin Crafoid. Haleigh Cr:., ford. Rachel Da is-. Tuckeir Han. Hannah Har-
,ev. Colby Hodge%. LAigar Kj scr, U'iimian Lauramore. Daughton Manin RheiN Mckendree, Jordan
Parker. Pajonri Parker Granu Preesun. Deandre Ruise Green. Br"k Cress Shelbv CrO.A-, Zach.r',
DeHan Chnriian Padgen Gonzalez Scarleii Brow\ning Loga. Campbell Hand Jes-Ni Co\. Pe?,in
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lasmine Denmark. Daui-. Knabb ialAha Puage. Jordan Som ,ise James Brandie Callawa\. Thomas
Midveie. Mlicahl Ruise. Hntrci Riggs Lancaster G\deon Fernande;. T ,.ia Haugood. Rikki
Langston. Kase Sand,. Shvanne Shumaie S. Rhoden- Pierre Allen. Daj d Posell. Shelby Sloddjrd
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Oake.-. Tanner Orbcig Milton De:Iea Banon. Delae\ -Bnnon.,.\usiin Burn..sed, \brnt-sha Donald-
son, Kaylyn Dval. Nathan Heatherngion. Dallon Higginbotham. Tyler Raulr..on. Sadie SibleN. Kayla
Smith. Iy Dallon Williams Payne Mallori Chaunce,. Haley Cre.s. Briiany Delp. Lexis Fonner.
April Hare).. Colby Harhqo.x, Mason Loadholtz, Ale\andra Paulk. Allee Pringl. Jacob Slalt\L. Oak-
le, Walrman. \idell Williams Shope Terrel Allen. CourineNy Combs, Jenna Reese.. Kenny Slelma.
Dreamy SViewjar. Harle, Sulhlsan Andrea Walker Wendel TTiisln Brahofn. Karrgan Benion Rn,ar,
Bumsed. Baylee Cron. Sieien Edasird_. Kalyn Ingram. Garrel Nipper. Sie\en'Walker While MMii
Duncan. Rachel Edgy. Chcunne Regrier Villiams Dillan Cullen. Reggie Griens Miichell Hartle,.
Chris Manon, Aaron .\ hile
MNACCLENNY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL-
Principal's List 4th Nine Weeks
Isl Grade: Brenden Baker. Anna Bo.,en Hunier Brniain. Hann.ih Cain. Elizabeih Clark. De-
Isine Combs. Logan Comb,. Dilion Crci.s, Tjrnni Cre.,-. Zachars Crockeil, Juli Doiron, Pecion
Eastman. Michael Fisher. Carile Grav. Jordan Grrrfis. Casandra Gualirdo. Alysa Guidash. Austin
Hartle,. Rena Ho,'.ic. Madison Kennedy. Shclby King. Will Li. ingsion. Lindey Loe. Taylor Me-
Neil, Hunier Meado"-. Dominique Ni\on. Elizabelh Pinkion. Samantha Rabon. Sydney Raukrson,,
Will Rhoden. Tifl.np\ Sarmaioo,. Ean Scrii. Blair Shddd. Huniei Sh..nron, Jos.k Shea Hunter Small-
wood, Aus-in Siarhng, Dakota Snsingei. Seven Tanner. Chais,, Talor. Jesse Taylor. Dawson
Williams, Johnnie Sue \\lliams, Jamie \%nne. Jd.n 'Yartorough. Kajie loung
2nd Grade: Ashley Bezares, Tyler Bro.%n. Brianna Br\ani. Zackair Carr. Kohion Conner. Do-
minic Combs, Kelsey Cain. Humier [Dti is.,Kyle Dai,-. Steprhen Eldridge. lan Finn. DasIso.n Fraser,
Caleb Griffin Kenny Hall Emil', Harris. Ty Hartle). Shania Hll. Nelod' Hhll, Jack Koburger. lake
Kiburger. Morgan Lagle Jet erN LaPoinie, Jordan Lamuramore, Khalil Lee Mh.rgan Lee., Ale\ Nei.
dermeier, Jackonr, Neri, Tyler Mash, Danny. MNahi,. Layne McClellan,'Ricki Milchell. Chec-nnne
Monortn. MNlitq MNlirganr. Crews Orcnder. Kel-ey Oweri.., Samuel O.,inloe. Ashton Ray, Savana
Rhoden. I D Robens. Shea Robinson, Pri.-clla Simon. April Slilinger. Alyssa Thompson, Zachary.
Truluck Bails T\, oon. Gcars,on Wagstall. S\dnee Vsaion. Brianm. Webb, Andrew Wilkinson,
Colho.n Yeager. Dchln \V.,ung
3rd Grade: Angel Allh Ie, KIlc Berg. Kristin Bussey, Matthew Butcher, Jacob Carter, Keith
Combs, Sydney Dopson, Ash.,n Go ihe. Ridge H..rne. Eihan Jenkins. David Johnson, Tyler Kreutz,
Rachel Long, Alexus Michilch. Lailan Padgen,. Cheyenne Procior. Ruger Raulerson, Grant Ray-
bum, Corey Rife, Hannah Rodgers. \;croria Sapp. Elizabeih Shuman. BreJ Smiih. Elizabeth Smith,.
Anna Stallings, Forrest Waldron, Brandon Wh.heeler.Brianna m\ hining, Danniellek ilkerson. Cameron
Wilson, Gar re ii Yarborough
Honor Roll 4th Nine Weeks
Isi Grade: T\Ikr AIrman. Jame, Bar'n le-ssica Bas,,. Hayleigh Boarrighl. Morgan Bowman.
Asery Canada\c Sieenr Carey. J'on rh.-i Carl.t. Emily Colemap. Amber Dash Al,--sa DatSi. Clera
Da is. MJgan Dugger, Cassid\ Farnham. Sidnie Fauble. Cairlyn Fish. Emily Gray, Shaquan Grif- :
fin, Marcu.. Harper. Daihn Haris. R.se Helm... Ahlyin Hodges-. Jada Jackson. Shanienay Jackson,
Emil, Johnson.Hannah Johnson, ,(arelIn Johnson, El\s-a Jone.. Auslin Keene. Jared Kiper. Kelsey.
Kirchens, Dar.l Kloiz, Cheyenne KrIau., Chri-tian Lee. Dasd M.iCaule,. Daid Meyers. Caleb
M.ble\. Cam'ron Mobles. lala, Mo.id.. Madison Morrison. Landen Nevill. Jerry Norman. Emily
Or.:nder. Case, Padgent,'Seth Paige. Eric Pauker. Nick.Phagan. James Phillip.. Hunter Reicho, Bouz
Simme,.'. Alei- Stew,-rl, Emily Tedesco MaKa) la Tenrnson Donoan Tcrrell. MaNithes Thomp-
son. Jacob Thnfili. Dih,'.n \onk, Jacob salhman, Errol Whitfield, Trestany Wilkerson, Paxton Wil-
son. Kais Wisresksi .
2nd Grade: Isrcl ek sander, Zachar\ Briner, Donas an Br,amni, Dylan Burnham, Logan Butler,
Zachary Cannon, isoin Cla',lon. ,Siemieh Collhingood. Shelhy Chrisima-. Brooklyn Crews, Brit-
tani Criucker CoJd> DE is. Johnne DasI.s. Corn Eatlman, Destlin', Ganmes. Dillon Gill. Jes-e Hall,
Butch Har.i. l. illian H.,'dge-. Sh:,'. rn Holland, Porshua Jefferson, Jason Johns, Matthew Johns, An-
gel John'uin. rinesha Johnson. Taylor Knapp, Keilh McLxmore. Kale Meadows, Devean Prescott,
Dawson Robbinsm, C.ailan Ro-c,. Kendall Seale. Anthon, Simmonm. Frederick Sirmones, Silvio So-
tomayr. J..mhn Sic. art., Kel-e' TA.ylor. Deangelo Thoma,.,Kase\ \eber. Jonathan Welch. Kelvarus
Williams Luke s hitr .an.
3rd Grade: Tr-slan Ahrman. Samanitha Ba\ier, Troe Beck, Landon Boyette, Kimber Brooks, Re-
becca Brownr. Bi-ran' Burneil. Jimie Carroll. Juhn Collingwood, Isaiah Danielowicz. Keltni Davis,
Chase Drui,, Megain Durham. Sa.annah Fish, Eihan Freeman, Kasey Graves, Tra\is Hall, Louis
Handte, Cody Harris, Carolyn Hatcher, Laura Lee-Hayden, Kayla Head, Austin Hile, Eric Howard,
Darchelle Johnson, Levy Jbohnts, Alia Joes, Mandy Keene, Tiffany Kersey, Cameron Kirby, Logan
Kish, Brianna Lawson, Rebekah Long, Cody Mathis, Daniel Midyette, Jonathan Mobley, Natalie
Nettles, Garrett Newmans, Cody Nipper, Brandon Parker, Zachary Rafuse, Deante Rollins, Bradley
Russell, Siearra Sanders,. K.,cii'n Scan, Monica Simmons, Deanna Summey, Kaylee Thick, Joseph
Thomas, Mikeya WVshingron, Brando.n Weeiks, Jasmine Williams, Reed Williams, Taylor Yonn,
Having a high degree of excellence
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS
Circulation leader since 1929
Tenisha Paige of Sanderson
graduated April 26 from' a one-
year program at Florida Com-
munity College Jacksonville with
certification as aa licensed practical
She is a 190S graduate of Baker
Count\ High School and has been
employed at Northeast Florida
State Hospital for four years. Ms.
Paige is the daughter of Satchel
and Carolyn Paige, also of San-
m m 1
Lynzi Munson-Parker graduat-
ed from Jacksonville University on
May 6, earning a Bachelors De-
gree in Nursing (BSRN)
She is a 2002 honors graduate
of Baker County High School. Her
parents are Fred and Kim Munson
Lynzi will begin her work at the
Baptist Medical Center emergency
room in June.
KELLER INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
Principal's List 4th Nine Weeks
4th grade: Olih ia Adam;. Kae, Afford, Amy Anderson, Kelsey Anderson, Megan Anderson,
Dalaney .Arate. Melissa Baker. ByrPn Barton, Taylor Beckerdite, Kelsey Berry, Candicc Blank-..
T-ler Brsadd\. Amy Bradle,. Hunter Chambers, Tyler Cole, Emily Collins, Aaron Corder, Michael
Dana. Ta lof Dopson..Forrest Ellcdge, Hawke Forbes, Shayla Givens, Grant Gregorv.. .A-rhon)
Griffis, Siephanie Griner, Brandt Hamson. Clara Har.e?. Reginald Ha\es, .Abigail Hinson. Kyli
Holton, Branda Jars. James Johns. Randall Johns, Ashhl Knapp. Shelby, Kuht. Michael Kiisier.
Cody Miller. Mason Miller Maon Mobley', lizabeih Oakes. Kaden Orender. Malory Osteen, Mor-
gan Raley, Aurnmn Ray. Alexander Regirer, Cheliea Rhoden. KjIa Rhoden, Tommy Rollins, Kim-
berley Samaroo. Samaniha Sieu.in Genie Ta ,lor. Jareii Turner Decanna Weddle, Amber Welborn,
Tyler Wendel. Claylon West. Hunier \\ illiams. Mackenzie Wirgard.
5th grade Danielle Blo-,., Sjrah Brookens. Scon Burkhardi Kri-iian Bumham. Chelsea Carver,
Rachel Chambers. \icloria Chisholm. William Clarkson. Core', Craig. Nkcgan Crav.ford. Korie
Crumme\. Bronson Dai.is. Je;sica Dais ,Hale, Dop.on. Birriany Dugger. Justin Eddins. Lace\
England, Mariah Giens. Dusiir Haller. MNlary Han. Randall Hay. Bridge Higginbotham. Cry-ta
Hilton, Samantha lohn.on. William Johnson .Ashle' Lafaso. Johnrathan Lamb. Falon Lee. Daniel
Lilly. Daid Long. James. McKele',. Reagan McKcndree, Heather McNuii. Emill Meadov., Brilt-
iany Namrnises. Demin Norman, Johnaihar. Norh, Tay ,lor Odam. Shanice Paige. Megan Po\,cil, Jor-
dan Railey. Chris Richardson, Brooke Robenrt. Le% i Sspp. Autumn Smjin, Kaylan Stafford. Madison
Stephen;, Erick Sioulamir': Cori Sscene,, Cabtn Tane. Brooke T,.lorn. Mornri-a T.alor. Tifrfan
Theophile. Shawsn Thornion. Allison Wsgsiart. .Asnley \\ healer, Naithn VWhisman. Stephanie Yac-
canno, Ashley Zassolik
Honor Roll 4th Nine Weeks
4th grade Candi Albritlon. Shellc', Allen, Lei.. Alligood. Larira \rmrorng. les'e Barton.
Kounni Bennetl, Dasd Boldrv. Kala Broyi.n Tevynna Bron. Brilianr, Bryant Aaron Burnsed.
Brandon Callen. C\nrthia Carin-. les-e Caner. Tirnmoihs Chance'. Thomas Cuoer. Michelle Contian-
za, Robert Cook. Kailln Corder. Sasanha Co.,. Quinion Cralford. Jlred Crev.>. Megan Cress.
Brandon Da.is. Kirsiv De -.il. Sarah Farnes,. Parrick Farrell Damian Fergu'on. Keegan Fergusonr
Palmer Ferguson, Mikal Flores. Gabnrile Fo..ganr,. Jacob Fo-kim. Brinan Goldsmith, Braden Gray.
Krinien Gra',, Sara Gra\. Kmtjberi, Green. Deni;h.( Griltin, Rcba Guin. Nlekenzr Hand. Branden
Harden. T.ronica Harrim. Amber Harnin Brntanv R Hodges. Brilni T Hodges. Deana Hodges,.
Shelby Hodges. Mercer Holi Karel%,n Hun, r. iordno Hunecr. Shellton, l:hri,.n. Nicki Jordan, Leah
Kaufman. Brntiran Keelon. Le\\ Knabb. lustice La,., Brandic Lee Collorn Lee. Taylor Lee. loseph
Manning, Maithev. Manuc. Canhlin Mason. Cha,. Mleado.,.., Shcldb Mechum Brandon Miller
Storm Miller. Bavliegh Moore, Ki'ley Murphy. Lauren Mvkleboi. A\drian Nettlles. Joshua Nichols
Kiala Pigoit. Danielle Raukr-ion, D\lan Raulerson. Laireha Robinonri, Dillan Ro,,. A:aloah Ruisc.
Chclsea Sanderson. Mikala Schaerfer. Rachel Sible. Cudv Simmuns. Malahe Smith. Sarah Si
John Brookelhn Siarhng Kirsien Siarling Sidni Siarling. K, le Siephrenion. Sarah Sirohmeiz. Ma-
son SweaL Miranda Tanner, Codv Taylor. Si'ecn Tvlir '.Iciona rharpe. AleMs Thoma'. Ke.vin
Thomas. Shanj Ttona-s. Karhrn Thonmp,.in. Masdison Thomp-nr. Sicphirie T. ard.o. \\ll Ul-c Li
John Williams. Brandon Willis, Deu.rit, Yarbrough
5lh grade: Dol:.nr, Ackrman. Btirhany Addi.on TIj',lIr Adkns, .licha: la .Arial Tler Bald-
vy.n. Johnny Bairer..\.-hleigh Behm. Hunmer Bell, Morgan Bell. Patrick Berry. Kit,\ Black. Kise?,
Blue jes,-ica Bond. Ro.bcrl Brjrifn. -\ mandj Br.aniek. Brianna Brldenrhaker James Brokin...
Joshalin Bro,,n. Sieoen Bahler .fmr,.,nd Burnelic Miatlhie.. Carter. Johriaihar, Cauley. Garreil
Clard'. Zachary Collins We.le\ i rn.h DJlr,li Conger. I,,-I Co..op..r kJ..ic Crjbirit Tricia C a'.-
ford. Bethanie Cress'. Charlon.e Cre-.... Cod\ Cre.,;. Cr\,ial Cri.:b Briainna Dana. Andrea
Dempse\. Ari:d Disori. Yc.hka Dis,:.n Mai\ ih Duncjn. Brianna Femn.ndez. D\lIn Geracc. Dastd
Gould. Nlgan Graham. Shar.n Green, Bcthar.., Grcir Hunier Hank. Sarah Harrell. Brines Harr,.
Culb\ Harris, Thomas Haie., LaI,-en Head, riannii Hend, r-c. Dean Holland. kj',Is Hollhand.
Keliin Holland. Sicen lenkins. Jordcn ]ore-. I..enj Joine,-, Ahleigh kerrican, Rebecca Kinchcc.e .
Elizab>lh King.. Aleuis Ltne Kadrih L>.,L. Peon CI.ii-i!e',. Cljaion Lorns Dillon Mann. karlie
Manning. Dania M,:DNi..ell. AmindJ MN.claihan. BIAke Mll,. L.andon MIlachell. Colin Mooie, Lesiee
Mooirman Biand,,a Morgjr, Madis,-n Morganr, Chrisiinn MNIcr-. Siephanie Nill. Lillinri Neal.
Baleigh Nipper. Mand\ Oakec,. Thoma. O-'.en. Rachel 'Ovriloe, Marquis Pajge Anna Pas,. Tyler
Phagaii, Jesslyn Pinkston, R.ichael Po.li, Carlis Rauler'on. Roberl Raulcr.on. Treton Rayburn.
Nerccdes Rhod:n, Amber Richanidor,. Benn', Richjid.un Shiloh Richjid'on, Halee Roach Lauren
Robens, Tera Roddenherry. Cklc Rodgers. Desmnrc Rogers. Bruce Sjpp, Chri-lopher Seller,. Bri-
anna Smlh Summer Sparks DmTiiri Sianoerr, Kciler Slam. Ja',,i:r Siesen. Jimmie Sieswan. Au-
iumn Sund\. James S.se.ji Brine, Tailor. Chrndickr f.j,,r. Ch:a-c Taylor. H-lgn Ta.ilor. Curtis
Thompson. Brooke Vincent. W\, riell \W.llac, Bil ;N \\nelhl.rni. D', .n \Weherr\. Che anne \\ hr-
ion, Jai-mine \il,.o\, Eihsn \ .lker.on. ,.,dsr WilliIhms rralon rVilliam,. liaden srW iliam.. Mar
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tin Jacob) andl 'usEla i
Timothy Jacobs graduated c
laiude from Flagler College in
Augustine with a bachelor's
gree in business administrat
and a minor in economics.
He is a 2002 graduate of Ba
Count\ High School and empl
ed by Pulte Homes of Jackso
\ille. Mr. Jacobs is engaged
Amanda Elasik. the daughter
Richard and Sunda\ Elasik
St. Leo degrees
Fi\e Baker Count\ students
graduated with bachelor's degrees
from St. Leo University on May 19.
Earning degrees in criminal jus-
tice %'ere Cla\ton Smith III of
Macclenni and Shannon Nlonds of
Glen St. Mary. .-
Three others earned degrees in
elementary education: Sarah S\ artz
of Glen and Jennifer Crummey
and Harriet Sherlock, both of
St. Leo, located north of Tampa.
is affiliated % %ith Lake Cit\ Com-
munit\ College and offers a num-
ber of degrees through the LCCC
The Baker Count\ High School
class of 1996 planning committee
is holding a meeting Wednesday,
:NMa 24. at 7:00 pm at Dr. George
SWeeks' office on 60 W. Blvd N.,
Nlacclenn\. For more information
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The Baker County Press
By Jared Wilkerson
Real estate writer
In case you haven't been
watching the news lately,
hurricane season is coming
folks on O ,
TV love to
all of hurri-
cause the Jared Wilkerson, Realtor
topic has .
the ability to scare the insur-
ance premiums out of home--
owners and boost ratings.
Hurricane season also
has an important impact on
the real estate market.
Here's a little known fact
about buying and selling a
home: There is an imaginary
box out in the Atlantic Ocean
that spans an area of about
250 square miles. When a
tropical storm that looks like
it may turn into a hurricane
either forms in or passes
through that box, insurance
companies put a, halt on all
homeowner's insurance poli-
cies being considered for un-
derwriting until the course of
the storm can be deter-
mined. No new policies will
be issued during this time.
That's important because
any home being financed
through a lending institution
will require a homeowner's
policy. Not being able to get
the policy will delay closing
until everything regarding
the storm is straightened
out. Sometimes, that could
mean losing the deal alto-
gether 'if a couple of storms,
time their paths just right.
The reason the insurance
companies do this is obvious.
They don't want to have to
shell out the money to rebuild
a home on which they've only
collected one premium. Re-
pairing the damage on a hurri-
cane devastated home can
get pretty costly.
In light of last year's
storm season, companies
that issue policies here in
Florida have gone back to'
the. drawing board to come
up with new guidelines and
pricing tables for their premi-
ums. Some companies
pulled out of the area com-
Last year's hurricane sea-
son was a real doozy. In
fact, 2005 set 23 new
records for various cate-'
gories ranging from highest
damage costs to longest
lasting hurricane season in
recorded history. Last year's
total damage report came to
$150 billion, although $80
billion of it came from Hurri-
cane Katrina alone, which
was a mixture of hurricane
and flood based damage.
Any way you look at it,
hurricanes are a fact of life
that folks in the Northeast
Florida area have to be con-
Considering that, along
with the current upswing of
homes being built here in
Baker County, it seems like
Hurricane-proofing your home
a good idea to consider
building options that can in-
crease the stability of newly
Contractor Tom Barber
and his wife Malissa of GCO
Construction and PolySteel
of North Florida, based right
here in Baker County, may
have the answer for local
residents considering build-
ing a home with added safe-
ty in mind.
PolySteel is actually a pre-
fabricated wall that is in-
stalled on the, home site,
rather than conventional wall
structuring, and then filled to
the brim with concrete. This
stuff is guaranteed to with-
1 stand winds
up to 200
mph and to
stop a flying
lbs. at speeds
up to 100
inside of the
home, it looks
than th6 fram-
ed walls to
came to my
mind when I first learned of
PolySteel was "what about
the roof?" That's the thing
that usually flies off at some
point in the storm and then
allows the wind and water to
whip apart the insides of the
I figured that just having
impenetrable walls might not
completely solve the prob-
lem. Then Malissa told me
about "Lite-Deck." PolySteel
can actually be used to con-
struct the underlying portion
of the roof. Better still is the
manner in which it is ap-
plied. When the roof is
placed atop the walls, it is
filled with concrete in such a
way as to conjoin the con-
crete in the walls with the
concrete in the roof. Malissa
explained that this process
actually makes the walls and
roof one complete structure
as if they had been poured
all at once. That roof isn't
going anywhere unless the
hurricane feels like taking
SF home is currently being built using Polysteel in Fernandina on the
BY MICHAEL RINKER
Earlier this month, Wal-mart
pulled the building permit for
its Supercenter, which will be
173,429 square feet, accord-
ing to county records.
In addition, the company's
representative has begun the
process for approval to build a
gas station on the property.
Wal-mart paid $11,044 in
fees for the construction, elec-
trical, plumbing and HVAC per-
mits for the building, which will
be located at CR 228 and
Word is that the world's
largest retailer is aiming to be
finished by Thanksgiving.
For permitting purposes, the
store was valued at nearly
$8.9 million. The actual value
will be higher.
Coincidentally or not the
state formula for determining
the valuation of a structure
was changed less than two
weeks after Wal-mart filed for
The per-square-foot charge
rose from $62 to $88.
Wal-mart pulled county per-
mits because it has thus far
declined to be annexed into
Macclenny, although it will tap
into the city's water and sewer
lines. As a result, the company
will pay one-and-a-half times
what utility customers inside
the city pay.
There is an agreement, how-
ever, that the Supercenter will
eventually be annexed in.
In the meantime, homeown-
ers between the city limit and
the Wal-mart site are about to
You may have noticed the
banner draped over the Days
Inn sign on South Sixth Street.
For the near future, the
Days Inn will be the American
Inn, an independent motel
managed by Chris Patel.
Mr. Patel said he wasn't get-
ting enough reservations from
the chain to justify the 10 per-
cent royalty he pays, so will go
it alone over the next six or
He also wasn't satisfied
with the chain's internet reser-
Tom Barber stands with one of te Polysteel forms that is filled with concrete to create the walls.
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, May 25, 2006 Page Two-B
Hurricane-proofing your home
(From Page 1)
the whole house with it.
PolySteel has a few more
tricks up its sleeve than just
hurricane resistance. It is
twice as flame retardant as
the current building codes
require even for commercial
properties. It has an STC
rating (Sound Transmission
Control) of over 48. Con-
crete block only carries a
rating of 27, which is still
good. Therefore, PolySteel is
practically soundproof as
It also eliminates any wor-
ries regarding termites. Con-
crete just isn't on the menu
in most of the finer termite
One of the best features
of PolySteel is .its cost effec-
tiveness. Obviously, these
heavy duty walls are going to
cost more to install than
frame walls. However, I was
surprised to find out that the
cost is only an average of
5% more per square foot
than conventional methods.
That's not bad at all when
considering that it also in-
creases the resale value of
the home significantly. It al-
so reduces the man hours
required to install PolySteel
over conventional frame
walls, thereby lowering total
On top of that, the bene-
fits of PolySteel are not con-
fined only to safety and pri-
vacy. It also has an R-factor
of 50 nearly three times
the average of concrete
block construction. The R-
factor in a home refers to its
energy efficiency regarding
According to PolySteel's
own estimates, that means
an average savings of about
$1400 a year for heating
and cooling, implying that
the added cost of the mater-
ial pays for itself after a few
It is also important to
note that federal insurance
regulations require insur-
ance premium reductions for
homeowners with hurricane
proofing materials installed
about their homes.
PolySteel of North Florida,
Inc is the official supplier for
PolySteel products in Baker,
Bradford, Union and Colum-
, bia counties. They offer their
services in a subcontracted
form, thus allowing them to
work on homes being built
by builders as well as the
They even provide a training
service for those choosing
to build on their own, which
allows homeowners the abil-
ity to acquire the pre-fabri-
cated walls and install them
PolySteel of North Florida
can also be contracted to
build "Safe Room" additions
to existing homes, which
may come in handy during a
severe storm in anh area
where basements and storm
cellars are not common,
such as Florida.
You may have already
seen Tom and Malissa's
commercials for PolySteel
airing on HGTV or the Dis-
covery Channel in the past
few months. They got into
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ma,. be renovated for offices, retail, restaurant or any other use allowed
in a Conmmercial General Zone. Lot size is 99' x 215' vith lots of poten-
tial for two separate businesses. 99' frontage on US Hwy. 90 and 215'
frontage on First Street. REDUCED $445,000
Vice I acre lot in Keaton Beach. Five min-
utes to Gulf of Mexico. This lot can be used
for mobile home- or site built homes. Priced
for quick sale $69,900.
Bring the kids and their horses. 14.88 nice
acres. Part hay field and part wooded v% ith
small creek and catfish pond. 3 BR/2 BA
double% ide MH with extra hookup for a sec-
ond MH and rtwo extra \\els. Convenient to
Jackson ille. Located on NW216th Street in
Lawtev. Priced at $179,000.
Commercial Lot 14.000 sq. ft. 100 ft.
frontage on SR 121. Located between Waffle
House and Da\'s Inn. adjacent to 1-10.
Building Lot. con\ementl located ber\ween
Glen St. Mary and Macclenny. This heavily
wooded'lot is restricted to site built homes
onlN. 'A acre + priced at $34.900.
NVice 3 BR/I BAfraine home \% ith new \inyl
siding and CH/A. Recently remodeled and
ready to mo\ e into. Located on Tony Givens
Road in Sanderson on I acre. $125,000
Reduced to $100,000.
Commercial property in Hilliard. 1/2 acre
SitLh 105' frontage on WVest 3rd St. Small
brick home in need of renovation, can be
convened to office space. $159,000.
69W. Mc.lenAve9- 0 4 -20 9 93 Islen, L326
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(From Page 1)
vation system because it was-
n't profitable for him.
Mr. Patel, who has managed
the location for about a year, is
considering marketing through
coupons, billboards and follow-
ups with previous guests..
He is currently renovating
the inn, including new carpet
The West Glen Estates devel-
opment planned for. west of
Glen St. Mary may not come off
as planned, according to coun-
ty planning czar Cathy Rhoden.
At the last meeting of the
intergovernmental task force
on growth, she said it's likely
the 982-acre mixed-use rurall
development will become part
of a development of regional'
The always-busy Ms. Rhoden
could not be reached to confirm.
Driver- CDL A req/d
Home Every Night &
Average $683 $907/wk
Jacksonville, FL Terminal
which DRI, or what the land
planning implications would be.
West Glen, located south of
Cowpen Road and north of US
90, will feature targe-lot, single-
family homes, and will also
have an 11-acre commercial
area and a 44-acre equestrian
A land-use change approved
recently by the county commis-
(From Page 2)
there," Tom told me. When
they found that no one else
was offering PolySteel in
the area, they decided to
open their own franchise to-
serve the people of North-
For further information on
PolySteel or to inquire as to,
what GCO Construction may-
be able to contribute on the
building of your next home,
Tom can be reached at
(904) 259-9939 or visit
them 4onr the web at
OFFICE LEASE SPACE AVAILABLE
Historic Crockett Building
Downtown Macclenny Avenue
Completely renovated, a number of units available
from approximately 125 to 3500 SF.
7892 Briarwood Cr.
Glen St. Mary
Watson Realty Corp. REALTORS'
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, May 25. 2006 Page Three-B
sion would allow up to 185
In order to approve the de-
velopment, the commission
had to first. adopt a "rural com-
mercial" land use category,
which calls for less intensity
and additional buffering so that
it fits in better with the sur-
rounding area. Among the uses
permitted are offices, conve-
nience stores, feed stores,
hardware businesses, veteri-
nary clinics, restaurants and
Contact Michael Rinker if you
have any information (and yes,
that includes rumors) about new
businesses coming to Baker
County, changes planned for exist -
ing businesses, or any real estate
news. He can be reached, by
phone 259.2400 or by email at
attention for only
I I .' .. i ,*'*'
If your home has exceptional interior design,
unique architecture or special features-
Contact Kelley Lannigan at
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS
IMMEDIATE POSITIONS FOR EXPERIENCED CLASS A DRIVERS
MID-FLA HAULING, INC.
S LOCAL $575 $675 HOME EVERY NIGHT
Health/Life insurance Available Paid Vacation
401(k) Quarterly Safety/Performance Bonus.
$1,000 Sign On Bonus
Driver Referral Bonus
COME DRIVE FOR THE BEST
New Development Special
Unbelievable Savings of $20,000
Plus SEDA pays up to
$7,000*in closing costs
$2 -3,90 0
in aLicesed lorda & GetiaBo-e
5.70 acres zoned RCMH- 5 can be subdiided into one unit per 1/2 acre with well
and septic with approved phi and installation of paved road into subdivision.
Owner financing with 20%. down. $230,000
Commeroal building with 300A- SF ihat could be rented 10 3 tenanL $-150i,000..
Commercial 2 story, 3153 SF building that can accommodate 3 tenants.
Beautiful acreage for sale!
7.90 acres zoned for home or mobile home on beautiful private lot, iusi off
paved road at the iniersecuon of Couniv Roads 125 & 12'. $118,500
Bring on the Investors!
.-13 acre corner loi, zoned commercial, entry from East Blvd. and road frontage
onSR 90. Pre-determined, pre-approved for a 5400 sq ft building plus 1086 sq
ft for paved area. No Wetlands! Permit determination in hand for a mini-storage..
Incredible inveunmeni potential in the Cily of Macclenny. Only $165,000. Seller.
will do owner finncing with 20% down or bring a cash offer and we can nego-
13 acres with paved frontage
13 acre, L shaped lot with 400+ frontage on paved CR 125. Zoned for homes or
mobile homes and your horses will love it! $195,000
Investment Opportunit! '
Chaffee Rd in Jacksonville, near new library and property adjoins new subdivi-
sion 1 30 acres -Land only for $500,000
8.35 acres with 1-i00 SF brick home that %ias not completed. Some framing and
electric have been done. Septic and well on property but are not guaranteed to
Sork. There is a pond on the property and is zoned for lvesiock Has chain link
fencing Reduced! $524.900
Investment oppoI J jII J I) Ll ioom, enclosed front
porch $9 9,000i
Interlachen Ltake.4 cess
.22 acre lot in Imnerlachen Mith access to beautiful ake Grandin. Very few of
these lots are left Most haie been purchased by unestors 115,0001
Don't miss this 4/2, 2052 sq ft, DWMH on 1.18 of serene, scenic acres.
Convenient store on property. This home is i in imuculate condition, wwc,
linoleum wood floors, huge open floor plan, living room, dining area, great
room, wide open kitchen with lots of room to roam. The best part of this piece
is the back covered patio that looks out to a beautifully landscaped backyard
complete with a fully stocked pond, nice trees and even more space to grow.
GEORGL E IASTLVGS- T
1Og? Can *beat tIbis beaut!r
Brand new home, -U00 SE, 3.2 on large
city lo in Si. George, GA. Just completed
ceilings, bpv f
PE ND dI, huge open liv-
g rooms schools and Florida
border Th s home is immaculate and is priced io show once and sell' $137,400
Don't sit and think you're reading wrong...you're not...it just won't be here next
Neek when you do call. ONWY $137.4000
St. Mary's River Bluff
Gorgeous 4BR/2BA FleetWood on 2.56
acres of beautifully landscaped prop-
ert'. Large open floor plan with vaulted
cathedral ceilings, formal DR & LR
plus a great room. Jacuzzi tub with
separate showe; in enormous master
bath. New privacy fencing in a home
that looks & feels brand new. Just north of the FL/GA line in walking distance of
the St. Mary's River. Don't miss all this value for only $139,900.
SHOMES AND LAND of North Florida, Inc.
W "e, ,t f Licensed Real Estate Broker
J- '259-7709 338-4528 cell
We can show and sell all listings!
FEATURED HOMES **
1 DELIGHTFUL LIKE-NEW BRICK HOME
2+ acres on corner lot in excellent neighborhood. Floors are
Ile & hardwood. Glass doors open to porch & large fenced
7 backyard. Two car garage finished with carpet. Planted
maple, grapefruit,flowering pear & cherry trees. Home has
many extras, is open, sunny & inviting.
. JUST REDUCED!! $259,900
1.59 acres, perfect for your garden with a
16x20 workshop, just 5 minutes from town -;
,- .s LIKE NEW HOME ON 2 ACRES
3/2 open floor plan, tile throughout, Berber carpet in
bedrooms, wrap around front porch and back porch
overlooking spring fed fish pond. On private lot at end of
cul-de-sac. Approx. 1907 SE Many extras! $259,900
Anne Kitching, Realtor
Wendy Smith, Realtor
Tina Melvin, Realtor
Seventy Acres- $2,500 per acre. Moccasin
Creek. Like to hunt and fish, call us about this
land in the, country $175,000
2 lots on US 90- in Glen St. Mary with building.
Excellent business opportunity. Has water &
sewer. Currently rented at $1100/month.
Vacant city I l i d location, close
to schools. $
Excellent commercial corner lot. East
Macclenny Avenue, .92 acres. $200,000.
Excellent Business Location! 1.25 acres with
320 feet highway frontage on busy 121 North.
Zoned Commercial neighborhood. $419,000
New Home Under Construction! Many extras! 3
BR/2 BA on 1 acre. Has covered porch & patio,
2 car garage & 295 sf bonus room. Floor will be
laminate wood, carpet & tile, gas fp, central
vacuum, security system,pre-wired for home
theatre. Country living at it's best! $269,900
Commercial in Glen St. Mary.
Excellent c j access to water
and sewer. $195,000
.98 Acres I*'OT n '11 on 121 South.
3 bedroom, 2 bath home, back & side screened
porches, la large bonus room,
large fence i l-i refrigerator. Must
see to appreciate. nmacclenny city limits.
3 BR, 1 BA Home
,w/ wood floors,CH/A in the city.
Currently rented for $700/month.
Well estliised business' In the aests
growing area of acclenny. Excellent corner'
lot locatiof! Beverage License Is Available!
Bichad's Grocery &
ow wi ftI y on a tW Aw lfor0 t.
Beautiful Country Home
On 5.01 acres 4 BR/ 3 BA Approximately
2350 heated SF Ponderosa Pine walls & ceilings
brought in from Montana. Detached garage
w/apartment,oversized in-ground pool,& large
barnAdditional land pond also available.
.! .~*A i- -
READY TO MOVE IN!
2006 Fleetwood DW on .5 acre,
3 BR/2 BA, open family room and dining
room. Master bath has garden tub and
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cannot assume responsibility for ac-
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all advertising will be limited to the
first publication only. If after that
time, the ad continues to run without
notification of error by the person or
agency for whom it was published,
then that party assumes full pay-
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County' Press reserves the right to
refuse advertising or any other mate-
rial which in the opinion of the pub-
lisher does not meet standards of
3x24 ft., 29 gauge, metal roofing:
2x6, 44 ft., load bearing trusses.
Dayllilles are blooming @ Sands
Farm, 23A north to Bob Kirkland Rd.,
left, '/. mile. 259-6891. 5,/'11-6,,lc
Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece.
excellent condition. Southern Charm
Day lily sale, 50 each, in bloom.--
259-3803. 5 '46 '8c
Butterfly dining table with 6 chairs,
very ornate, fluted legs, rare; half
round foyer console. All pieces are
mahogany wood. Southern Charm.
Car seat, new, $15; crib mattress,
$10: Precious Moments nursery
lamp, $5: toddler girl clothes &
shoes, like new & brand name, sizes
18 months 2T. Call Krystal at 259-
Antique breakfront buffet, breakfront
china cabinet, buffet, all mahogany.
can be seen at Southern Charm.
Bankruptcies, divorces, wills, deeds.
adoptions, notary service, etc. Call
anytime. John Swanson 266-9270.
Solid wood coffee table, light col-
ored with glass inserts, $65. 275-
3007. 3,' 16tfc
Pipe rack for long wheel base truck.
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
canvases, drawing pads and much
more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
Street, 259-3737. tfc
All wood hall tree with mirror .$75;
beautiful burgundy floral accent rug,
6x8, $100; 45" round glass for table
$35; child's riding fire truck $25,
blue coupe car $25. & wood
stove/sink combo, $15. Call Gloria
Jones 275-2594. 5/25c"
Luxury queen pillowtop. in plastic,
$199. 904-398-5200. 5 '25-6 8p
color 600 printer, $25.
Selling dirt & slag. Truck for hire. Now accepting antique furniture on .
622-7489 or 259-7452.5 -'25-6,'15p consignment. Pieces have to oe in Thursday. Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-
King pillowtop, new with warranty, good condition. Call Karin at South- ?, 3rd & Minnesota. Table & chairs,
$289, can deliver. 904-391-0015. ern Charm 259-4140. 2 13tc etc.
5. 25-6 8p Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 pm,
Circle K oak entertainment center, 7349 W. Madison St.. Glen St. Mary.
corner unit, approximately 8 ft. tall, Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?, 1283
$300. 275-2497 or 610-8532. Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?, 1283
5'25-6/1p Copper Creek Dr. TVs, 4 wheeler, print-
Bed, beautiful temp-pedic memory ers. kid's clothes, comforters, cur-
foam mattress & boxsprings. new in Dogs: all types from puppies to tains, books, games & more.
plastic, with warranty, retail $950. adults. Animal Control, $50 boarding Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?, Se-
must sell $379, can deliver. 904- fees will apply. 259-6786. 1120tfc curStor Mini Storage, SR 121. Tons of
858-9350. 5.'25-6. 8p Free kittens to good home, 7 weeks items, loads of furniture & appliances,
U L .H. -iri v y UL L -'-*. U. 'IJ remo e n .item .se _toc r P. __ ui_- i_.
13 HPr onda generator, 5500uu watts,
on wheels, new. 266-4579. 5, 25-
Tractor 4x4, 3 cylinder, diesel, al-
most new with canopy. Turf Master,
$6650. 904-860-4604. 5.,25tfc
Solid wood cherry sleigh bed with
mattress & boxsprings, retail $950.
sacrifice for $395, can deliver. 904-
Cash for your junk car or truck. I
haul. 904-509-0921. 5,'4-10/26p
1991 Chevrolet Blazer, approx.
50,000 miles on 4.3, V6 engine, au-
tomatic, air & heat, nice vehicle,
$2100. 571-0913. 5/25p
1990 Toyota Camry, excellent condi-
tion, a 'c. power windows & locks,
power steering, moonroof, $2500.
266-9918. 5/25-6 'lp
1998 Escort Sport, 5 speed, great
car, 30+ mpg, 98,000 miles, $3000
OBO. 259-9684. 5,'25p
Brand new 2005 Mazda LE, full pow-
er, fully loaded, heated leather seats,
tint, spd auto/shift, 15,500 miles,
great car, just asking for someone to
take over payments. Call 904-703-
1989 Chevy Cavalier, asking $800
OBO, runs good, needs minor repair;
1987 Honda 250 Rebel, asking
$1000 OBO. 904-762-5353. 5/25p
1993 Pontiac Sunbird. runs great,
a 'c needs work,. $800. 259-4302 be-
tween 6-9 pm only. 5 25p
1998 Ford Explorer Sport, fully
loaded, a c, tinted windows, cruise
control, luggage rack, tilt steering.
904-272-4338 or 386-7850 cell.
1987 Chevrolet 4x4, new motor &.
transmission, transmission used one
hunting season, motor less than
10,000 miles, ideal for serious
hunter, will go through anything! Mud
tires included. $3500 negotiable.
-Call Bobby at 259-5156 or 588-
Affordable & dependable. Let me
take care of your cleaning needs. Al-
so available evenings & weekends.
. Call 259-8310. 5/25-6/lp
Tractor work, bush hog, etc. Call
Housecleaning. Dependable, has ref-
erences. Call Alice at 259-5500.
Do you have a junk car or truck you
want hauled off or to sell? 259-
,olud, very Cute. 2o -0U13O. 5, .5jp
2 Ferrets, $100. Call for information,
635-1339. 5. 25p
AKC Rottweilers with papers, $500
each, 5 females, 2 males. 259-2146
home or 904-334-4907 cell. 5,"25p
Happy Jack Mange Medicine pro-
motes healing & hair growth to any
mange or barespot on dogs & horses
without steriods. Glen Cash Store
MIn Pin puppies. CKC registered,
wormed, shots, health certificate,
available June 1st, 2 males $400
each, 1 female $450. dam & sire on
premises. 259-1565. 5 25p
Beagle puppies, 8 weeks old. 275-
2410. 5 25p
Found: 5/22/06, baseball glove,
middle of 228. Call & identify 259-
5229. 5 '25c
Notice to readers:
The newspaper often publisnes classified/
advertising on subjects ilke worlk.-a-home,
weight loss products, health products.
While the newspaper uses reasonable
discretion in deciding on publication of
such ads, it tlaes no responsibility as to
tne truthfulness of claims. Respondents
should use caution and common sense
before sending an, mone, or making oth.
er commitments based onr statements
and or promises; demand specifics in
writing. \ou can also call tre Federal
Trade Commission at 1-877-FiC-HELP to
rind out now to spot fraudulent solicita-
tions. Remember: if it sounds too good to
be true, it probably is. The Baker County
remodeling items, sneetrocK, cabinets.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?, Hwy 90 E.. Glen St. Mary (Glen
Cash Store). Furniture, lots to choose from, household, clothes,
futon bed, much more. 955-5786.
Friday & Saturday 9:00 am-?, 6 miles north on 121, on left. Look
for big signs.
Friday & Saturday 7:00 am-noon, Allen Acres 2204 Glory Rd.,
Macclenny. Farm estate sale, selling old quilts & chenille spreads,
antique furniture, old linens, vintage kitchen items, fabric & craft
supplies, pictures, books & many other old items.
Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 pm, 7610 Glynn Allyn Rd, Old Nursery
Plantation. Furniture, bikes, clothes, etc. Multi-family.
Saturday, June 5th, Mid-Towne Day Flea Market. To make your
reservation, call Kathleen at 994-5595. $5 fee for advertising.
Railroad track foreman trainee.
Need clean driving record & valid li-
cense, Baldwin area. 904-266-4630.
Truck drivers needed. Earn $800-
$1000 per week. Company provided
CDL training for those who qualify.
School graduates welcome. Call AMG
866-374.0764. 5 18-6.Sp
Barber/stylist booth rental @ Sips n' -
Clips in Macclenny. Call 755-6709.
Plumbers & helpers needed, experi- -
ence a must, ,pass drug,tesL.A have
a valid--Flriodc,river's, )jce 4al11
Kenneth Wilds 904-699-4704. *"
New 14x44, 1/1 I
Delivery, Set-up, A/C & Steps
Company specializing in erosion con-
trol now hiring the following posi-
tions: crew leaders, equipment ope'-
ators, laborers, class A CDL drivers.
Valid driver's license is a must. Fax
resume to 904-275-3292 or call
275-4960. EOE drug free workplace.
A Touch of Grass Lawn Service
needs experienced full time licensed
driver. 259-7335. 3.,'23tfc
Tire Man Needed
S\Im~ ihbs exp. required mounting
and installing tires on Class A trucks.
Top Pay for Experience
401k and Health Insurance
Applications available at
1050 SE 6th St. (Hwy. 121)
Local $575 $675 Home Every Night
OTR $650-$800+ Home 1-2 Nights Plus Weekends
Health/Life Insurance Available Paid Vacation
401K Weekly Bonus $500 Quarterly Safety/Performance Bonus
DOT Inspection Bonus Driver Referral Bonus
Equal Opportunity Employer
CALL 1 -800-808-30E
A GOOD COMPANY FOR GOOD DRIVERS
ute Doc.' Correctionalr
The Bradford County Sheriff's Office has immediate full-
time openings for certified Correctional Officers. Benefits
include full retirement, annual leave and health insurance.
Work 12-hour shifts and have 3 days off every other weekend
Great schedule and working environment. Starting salary is
$13.00 hour for certified officers.
Visit www.bradfordsheriff.org to download an application.
Applications should be submitted to the
Bradford Career Center behind the Vo-Tech,
on Orange Street in Starke.
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, May 25, 2006 Page Five-B
Experienced painters needed. Must
have tools. 259-5877. 12/30tfc
Part time with full time potential.
Looking for motivated, qualified per-
son, in Baker and surrounding coun-
ties. Experience in sales helpful. Re-
ply with resume and references to
P.O. Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063.
Reliable person with transportation
needed for light delivery route, 4-6
hours per week, must be insured &
have valid Florida driver's license,
bondable with a clean work'record.
Send resume & references c/o Box
598, Macclenny, FL 32063. 3/23tfc
Excellent opportunity in the graphic
arts field right herein Macclenny at
Baker County's award-winning, pre-
mier newspaper; must have above
average verbal, writing & people
skills, experience helpful & personal
.references a must. Send, resume to
The Baker County Press, P.O. Box
598, Macclenny, Fl 32063. 4/6tfc
Truss builders needed. A&R Truss.
Needed erection foreman & crew for
hollow-core & pre-stress concrete,
permanent positions with top pay &
.benefits. Call 707-8262 or 259-
Experienced sheet metal roofer, ref-
erences required & valid driver's li-
cense, top pay. 904-251-5804 or
904-305-3457. 5 '25-6/15p
Local home health agency looking for
full time RN & Physical Therapist.
For more information, call 259-3111.
I Truck Mechanics
Prefer 2 years diesel experience
Well versed in preventive maintenance
Must have tools, uniforms furnished
Good Pay & Benefits
App) in person at
11050 SE 6th Ave. (Hwy. 121)
or call Pritchett Trucking
Experienced cook & morning
cashier. Apply in person at Ronie's
Food, US 90, Glen St. Mary. 5/25c
Experienced Wipe-down person. D&D
Hodges Drywall 904-229-1634.
Fabricator/welder, minimum 2 years
experience, drug free a must. Apply
at American Welding & Fabrication,
Hwy 121 N., Macclenny. 259-5779 or
fax resume to 259-4720. 5/25c
Journeyman Ironworkers needed, top
pay, full time. 707-8262.5/25-6/15p
Certified pipe welders needed, top
pay. Call 904-394-7249. 5/25-6/lp
Notice to Readers
All real estate advertsirig in this newspa-"
per is subject to the Fair Housing Act
which makes it illegal to advertse "any
preference, limitation or discrimination
based on race. color, religion, sex, handi-
cap, familiar status or national origin, or
an intention, to make any such prefer-
ence. limitation or discrimination." Famil.
lal status includes children under the age
of 18 living with parents or legal custody.
ans, pregnant women and people secur-
ing custody% of children under 18.
This newspaper will not knowingly accept
any advertising for real estate which is in
violation of the law. Our readers are here-
oy informed that all dwellings advertised
in this newspaper are available on an
equal opportunity basis. To complain of
discrimination, call HUD toll free at 1-800-
669-9777. The toll free telephone number
for the nearing impaired is 1.800-927-
3 BR, 2 BA home, 1500 SF living,
11/2 car garage, 1 car detached
garage with office, fenced backyard,
above ground pool on 1 acre in Mac-
clenny II, $249,000. Call 904-259-
1242 for more information or ap-
1800 SF home, spacious lot in Mac-
clenny, large backyard, beautifully
landscaped, 3 BR, 2 BA with office,
covered garage, laundry room,'
$154,000. Owner financing avail-
able. 904-759-7094 or 259-5880.
City Lot, South Boulevard, Macclen-
ny. Appraised at $19,000; asking
$17,900. Financing available. 759-
4+ acres w .'beautiful trees in quiet
area north of Glen St. Mary. Won't
last long. $89,500. 859-3026.
3 BR, 1 BA, full brick .home in
Sanderson on large lot, new roof,
A/C,. flooring & windows, open floor
plan, $135,000. 859-3026. 5, 18tfc
Reduced to $195,000. Baker
County, 10 acres on St. Mary's Riv-
er, 700 ft. on river with small white
sandy beach, secluded, high & dry,
fenced, large oak & pine trees, pic-
ture perfect, beautiful property. 259-
Home in the country, 3 BR, 2 BA,
28x64 doublewide on 1.67 acres
with 8x20 screen room on back,
24x24 garage, $120,000 OBO. 237-
0538. 5/18 25p
. Land Home
I Package I
New 1560 SF,3/2 '
on 1/2 acre in Baker, Couny
TRUCK & TRAILER MECHANICS NEEDED
Pritchett Trucking is continuing to grow and is in need
of qualified people to work at our Lake Butler Facility.
Good benefits. Pay based on experience.
Apply in person at 1050 SE 6th St. in Lake Butler
or call 1-800-486-7504
4 BR, 2 BA full brick home with ap-
proximately 2200 SF in Macclenny
with fireplace, large family room &
. master suite, ingrouhd pool & double
car garage on huge city lot,
$228,000.'Call 859-3026. 4/20tfc
. 3 BR, 2 BA home, 2 car garage in
Maccleriny. 10,.16 shed on '/2 acre,
good neighborhood, close to 1-10 &
shopping,, $159,900. 259-9151.
FSBO. 10.01 acres, Hwy 90 & Cow
Pen Rd., only '/a mile on right, look
for sign, $148,000 OBO. 259-3878.
3 BR, 2 BA house with 2 -ental mo-
bile homes on 13.2+- acres in the.
Georgia Bend area, big workshop &
2nd kitchen, $225,000. 904-629-
2" & 4" Wells
Water & Iron
Call Roger or Roger Dale
Family Owned & Operated
Licensed & Insured
Hauled & Spread
Move & set up
Where the customer come
622-7489 or 259-7452
Fully insured Locally owned
25 years experience
Wood ~ Chain link ~ Vinyl
Build on your lot or ours
Your plans or ours
Model home in Copper Creek
AYS WOODS TREE
Tree removal Light hauling
4/6-5/25p We hau I or buy junk cars and trucks
E We' sell horses
CE Licensed Insured
C E Free estimates
24 hour service
es first! Call Danny
5/4-25p Jesus is the Only Way
BUG OUT SERVICE
Residential and Commercial
Lawn and Shrub care
Damage repair guarantees
Free estimates Call today!
Design / Build
Your plans or our plans
Bentley Rhoden -
Licensed & Fully insured
Pad work ~ mowing ~ plowing
Food plots ~ driveways
Home repairs *. Remodeling
Garbage pickup for Baker County
Roll off Dumpsters
Kent Kirkland, Owner/Operator
We build in-ground pools
We sell and install
DOUGHBOY above-ground pools
Service Renovations Cleaning
Repairs Chemicals Parts
698-E West Macclenny Ave.
(next to Raynor's Pharmacy)
Spring & Summer hours:
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am 5:00 pm
FISH'S WELDING &
Tires Rims Exhaust
Buckshot Goodyear Michelin
Nitto BOSS Eagle MSR
Custom exhaust Flowmaster
Call today for the best price!
Heating* Air -. Electrical service
Licensed and Insured
Lic. #RA13067194 4/21tfc
All types of pest control
Call Eston, Shannon, Br)
Bill or Philip
Beverly M4onds Owne
CUSTOM AIR, D
New construction Serv
Complete site & underground
We sell dirt & slag
Hourly rate available on:,
grader, dozer & trackhoe work
Mitch Canaday, Jr.
er NOBLITT'S HOME
L NHC, FHIA& NACHI Certified
iC. Serving North Florida and
ial -"' South Georgia
Free towing '
In business 10 years
Sand ~ Field dirt ~ Slag hauled
15 years experience
Licensed & insured
866-7998 or 259-0509
A& R TRUSS
Engineered trusses for your new
Home Barn Shed Etc.
Water conditioning purification
New septic systems
Drain field repairs
We're your water experts
Celebrating our 29th year in business
Credit cards gladly accepted
Fully licensed & insured
Florida & Georgia
Lawn mowing ~ Tractor work
Clean-up ~ Hauling
Fill dirt clay septic sand
Gravel & pave driveways
Dozer & Excavator for clearing
Digging & grading,
259-0506 or 591-5540
Major credit cards accepted
* Air conditioners Heat pumr
Major appliances *
24 hour, 7 day emergency ser
Call Vince Famesi, Owner-Ope
Screen rooms ~ Patio cover
Many references on request
30 years experience
A&R ROOFING, INC.
New roofs Roof repairs
So many options!
SSee our catalogs at
rs The Office Mart
110 South 5th Street
Bush hog Dirt work
Land clearing Tree service
' Contact Mike
2" and 4" wells
Bull dozer & backhoe
5/4-6/1p DESIGN ALTERNATIVES
Custom house plans
to your specifications
11 Qualified Good references
ANGEL AQUA, INC.
Water softeners Iron. filters
Sales Rentals Service
Total water softener supplies
~ Financing available ~
797 S. 6th Street. Macclenny
THE OFFICE MART
Oils, acrylics, watercolors, canvases,
drawing pads and much more!
110 South Fifth Street
After-hours computer repair
graphic design and writing
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, May 25, 2006 Page Six-B
Secluded mini-estate on the Little St.
Mary's, 4 BR, 2.5 BA brick home on
11.3 acres in Taylor, mature oaks,
high & dry, substantial river frontage,
new paint & carpet. Ready to move
in. Serious inquires only. Gall 904-
355-8800 for appointment.
3 BR, 2 BA brick home, 1434 SF liv-
ing, .29 acre lot off Wolfe Drive, 2
car garage, covered porch & patio,
$194,000. 472-3327. 5/25p
S 3BR, 13/2 BA, 1250 SF, CH/A, large
- backyard, all appliances'included,
$83,000. No rent to owvn. 259-4302
between 6-9 pm. 5/25p
3 BR, 1 BA house, CH/A, 1 acre,
large workshop, close to 1-10,
$675, month, 1st, last & security de-
::* posit, good references. 259-7794,be-
fore 9:00 prh. 5/25c
14x65, 2 BR. 2 BA mobile home in
city. no pets, $475 month. 259-
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home on acre,
1st, last & $400 deposit, CH/A, 259-
3 BR, 2 BA home, 1625 SF, 2 car
garage, screen porch, irrigation &
alarm system. $1195 month plus
security deposit. 352-867-3981 or
904-230-3017. 5, 11-25p
338 N. 6th St. 3 BR, 2 BA, CH, A, no
pets, no smokers. $700 'month,
cleaning deposit $300 plus 1st &
S: last month's rent. 259-7393. 5 .'25p
3 BR & 2 BR mobile homes, no pets,
garbage, water & mowing provided,
$450-$600 month. 912-543-S118.
I acre lot for mobile home in Mace-
donia area off Odis ''arborough. Call
Brian at 759-5734 or 259-6735.
3 BR. 2 BA doublewide on private
lot, central a, c, $600, month, $600
deposit. 259-2146 or 334-4907.
S 5, 25p
:. Mobile homes. 2 and 3 BR. A 'C, no
pets. $500-$550 plus deposit. 904-
860-4604. 3 17rfc
3 BR. 1 BA home in Sanderson,
$725 month, last month & deposit.
no pets, no smoking. 859-3026.
:- 5 4tfc
For sale or rent. 3 BR, 1 BA Ihome on
large city lot, $750 'month. 904-334-
1902 or 904-874-6100. 5 25p
2 BR, 1 BA house witr bonus room,
'/2 acre in Sanderson, ceramic tile,
carper, appliances, large storage
shed. Lease & credit check required.
$600 morth &. $600 security de-
posit. 259.4126. 5 25p
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home in the Geor-
gia Bend area, i450, month. 904-
S 629-1779. 5 25tfc
1800 SF home, spacious lot in Mac-
S clenr,, large backyard, beautifully
landscaped, 3 BR, 2 BA with office,
Covered garage, laundry room,
$1150/month, $500 deposit. 1st-&
last month's rent. 904-759-7094 or
Smoky Mountain cabin, trout stream,
near Cheroiee, Gatlinburg & Dolly-
wood, $325 per week. 386-752-
S 0013. 3/16-6/lp
Oceanfront, 1 BR condo, sleeps 4,
large heated pool, in St. Augustine,
Large commercial office space, avail-
able for lease. 859-3026. 3/2tfc
The following building per-
mits were recorded at the Bak-
er County Building Department
in April. These permits are for
new dwellings only. They are
listed as shown on county doc-
Seth Cales, $173.00, Glenwood
Drive, Glen St. Mary, $173
Mike Mustello, West Smooth
Bore Road. Glen St. Mary. $426.76
Audra Parden, Clet Harvey Road,
Tamara Groves, Hunter's Ridge
West, Glen St. Mary, $439.72
Homes by Gray, Hunter's Ridge,
Homes by Gray. Hunter's Ridge,
Homes by Gray, Thomas Circle,
Judith Palmeri, Southern States
Nursery Road, Macclenny. $350.44
For the month, the county
collected $80,244 in miscella-
neous permit-related fees. the
largest of which are impact
fees, which accounted for
$64,338 of the total, and per-
mits for electrical, plumbing
and HVAC, which amounted to
D. H d e -" '
I i iy Pil,.- n' a r l Hnr., OOd
All stock units discotuned
on the Little St. Mary's
4BR/2.5 brick home
on 11.3 ac, in Taylor
SMature oaks, high/dry.
Substantial river frontage.
New paint, carpet.
Ready to move in.
Serious inquiries only.
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around town with the newspa-
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the paper each week, and
you'll stay on top of local news
and developments that affect
you and your family.
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clerical experience required. Ability to lift and carry 45 lbs.
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