The Baker County press
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Title: The Baker County press
Uniform Title: Baker County press (Macclenny, Fla. 1929)
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Language: English
Publisher: Tate Powell
Place of Publication: Macclenny Fla
Creation Date: February 1, 2007
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Coordinates: 30.283333 x -82.116667 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 12, 1929.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 39 (Jan. 2, 1931).
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77th Year, Vol. 41 Thursday, February 1, 2007 Macclenny, Florida 50O

Life without Wal-Mart at Cornerstone

A barren landscape exists where traffic congestion reigned supreme for more than two decades.

i5 Last week's opening of the.
i Wal-Mart Supercenter on SR
5 I (228 south of Macclenny left a
k vacuum of activity in nearly all
Baker County retail locations as
PI T literally thousands headed for a
look-see at the new store.
They did more than look,
too-spending at a level that has
the retail giant smiling broadly
at its decision two years ago to
I start all over with its "one-stop"
concept spread over 162,000

Bringing God to the despairing

inmates on Florida's Death Row

square feet.
Nowhere in Baker County
was the Supercenter explosion
more keenly felt than at Corner-
stone Square on South 6th just
over a mile to the west.
Starting January 22 when the
new store .opened and running
through its first \\eek. retail-
ers in the strip center anchored
by Food Lion and, before last
week, by the Wal-Mart location
for more than two decades saw

their sales drop.
SDrop like a 300-pound rock.
As last week turned into this
week, some are seeing traffic
return, mostly at a trickle pace.
Food Lion by far the largest of
the surviving tenants at Corner-
stone is cautiously optimistic
its core customers will come
back once the sheen wears off
the Supercenter. Like its neigh-
bor to the south Winn-Dixie,
which until last week was the

big kid on the grocery block,
Food Lion believes its base will
return attracted by ease of get-
ting in and out and competitive
Winn-Dixie and Food Lion
have experience retrofitting
stores.,to compete with the Su-
percenter model.
' For smaller retailers, how-
ever, that's not so easy.
(See page 2)

Press Staff
Dale and Susan Recinel-
la of Macclenny are sensitive
but passion-
ate advocates
against the -.
death penalty.
the husband
and wife team
have taken on-
the responsi-
bilty of min-
istering to the
spiritual and
cal needs of
mates and the
family mem-
bers of both
the incarcer-
ated and the
The Reci-
nellas are de-
vout Chris-
tians and
members of The Recinellas p



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St. Mary's Catholic Church in
Macclenny. St. Mary's is re-
sponsible for Catholic minis-
try to Death Row inmates in

cooled their unique talents to shine hope through eel
Union Correctional Institution
in Raiford and Florida State
Prison in Starke. Mr. Recinel-
la has served as lay minister to
both institutions since 1998.
When inmates make the re-
quest, he will serve, one on
one, as their spiritual advisor
and counselor. He also admin-
isters Holy Communion.
Mrs. Recinella, a psycholo-
gist at Northeast Florida State
Hospital, is committed to as-
sisting the family members.

Florida law does not allow
an inmate's family to be pres-
ent at executions or even be on
prison property during the six
Hours preceding
the event. Mr. Re-
cinella may spend
the last six hours
of the inmate's
life with him at
the prison and at-
tend as a witness
to his execution
while Mrs. Reci-
nella stays with
the family.
"As Dale's du-
S ties as chaplain
to Death Row in-
mates evolved,
we came to under-
stand there were
no services in
place to minister
to the needs of the
family members,"
says Mrs. Reci-
Snella. "No one or
nothing that could
block bars. help them cope
with the tough
emotional issues involved with
state-mandated execution.
Because of her background
as a former nurse and the
counseling dimension of her
psychology duties, the incli-
nation and desire to help came
While Mr. Recinella minis-
ters to the man to be executed,
Mrs. Recinella trys to accom-
modate the desires and needs
of the family. She has found
that each family is unique.

Two surviveJanuary 28 wreck on I-10 as car bent in halfby tree...
Two occupants of an eastbound 2000 Saturn were airlifted to Shands Jacksonville from Interstate 10 just east of the Sander-
son rest area Sunday about 1:30 pm. Keon Williams, 22, of Florida City, Fla. and Timothy Anderson, 22, of Daytona Beach
received serious injuries when the Saturn drifted off the left lane of pavement, then rotated clockwise as Mr. Williams attempted
to straighten its direction of travel. The sedan then slid southeasterly across both lanes and onto the shoulder when it slammed
into a large pine tree with its left side. The impact was sufficient to bend the car nearly in half and crush the dashboard into a
non-recognizable heap of plastic and metal. Fire and rescue workers marveled that the two occupants survived. Trooper M.D.
Childress investigated and said charges pend.

"I make myself available if
they want to talk or just want
someone to sit with them," she
said. "Some want to be at their
hotels, as close by as possible.
Some want to be together in
church during the moment of
the execution."
Mrs. Recinella assists Fa-
ther Jose Maniyangat in mak-
ing the sanctuary of St. Mary's
accessible to them at that
Some families may join in
peaceful demonstrations out-
side the prison. Others begin

the journey home immediate-
ly. Still others may have trou-
ble dealing with their grief and
need additional counseling the
day after the execution. The
Recinellas try to accommo-
date the family in whatever
way they can.
Many people and many
Christians feel the death penal-
ty is justified, based on certain
segments of Biblical scripture,
but the couple came to feel
differently. They contend that
it may surprise most people to
know that not every victim's

family automatically wants re-
venge. Many don't want the
execution of the inmate. These
families seem to realize that
other innocent people will be
just as devastated as they were,
to have a loved one executed.
The Recinellas have dis-
covered through experience
that the pain a mother feels
when a son has been murdered
is the same pain suffered by
the mother of the inmate who
is executed.

(See page 2)

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(From page 1)

By far the best example df
"Mom and Pop" stores at Cor-
nerstone is Jo's Hallmark, the
card and gift retailer.
"Terrible, just terrible," ex-
claimed owner Don Wiegand as-
sessing the effect of
Wal-Mart's depar-
ture. "And I'd like
to say to Wal-Mart:
'Thank you very
Even though the
old Wal-Mart com-
peted in some areas
with Hallmark, the
residual traffic that
resulted from be-
ing just a few doors
south was enough
to keep it in busi- .
Mr. Weigand .
says he knew the
obvious was com-
ing but is surprised
at how quickly it
happened. As to the
future of the store Look closed
with the Supercent-
er diving more heavily into cards
and gifts, he'll just have to wait.
He and other managers are
counting literally on a new
high traffic retailer or two in the
old Wal-Mart, known industry-
wide now as a "black box." (see
Other Cornerstone manag-
ers were hesitant to speak on the
record for fear of violating com-
pany policy, but without excep-
tion affirmed Mr. Wiegand's de-
scription of what happened when
the Supercenter opened its doors
with fanfare early that Monday
The company closed its for-
mer location the previous eve-
ning and since has been clearing
out items it needs elsewhere.
Tuesday morning of this week,
the only sign of life was a man
sweeping the front entrance.
Retailers like Friedman's Jew-

elers and Cato's can be expected
to suffer the most a combina-
tion of traffic loss and the added
inventory in both jewelry and
clothing stacked up in the new.
Food vendors like Subway and
China Dragon, both sandwiched

among Cornerstone stores, are
likely not going to be as affect-
ed, though the Supercenter has a
Subway. They, like Curves and
WorkSource, deal with a special-
ized clientele largely unaffected
by location.
Winn-Dixie in neighboring
Baker Square still is the "big kid
on the block" on South 6th, and
manager Tom Debreuhl shuns
talk about a drop in sales with the
The 26-year Winn-Dixie em-
ployee says his sights are set
on the future when the ongoing
renovation is complete at one of
the chain's historically best-per-
forming locations Macclenny.
He declined to say how much
the company is spending on the
store prepping for a head-on run
against, the Supercenter's touted
grocery department.
"You give us five weeks or so




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and see what we're going to be
bringing to the table," declares
Mr. Debreuhl.
Seo eral ofthe recentl reorga-
nized Winn-Dixie's senior man-
agement were scoping out the
Macclenny store on Tuesday of
this week, no doubt with an eye
on the renovation
and hyping up re-
tail sales.
"In this busi-
ness, and I've been
in it a long time,
it's all about how
you take care of the
customers. When
the dust settles, the
question is can they
(Wal-Mart) take
care of the custom-
He declined to
talk about gross
Sales since January
22, but generally
echoed the senti-
ment of Food Lion
manager Nathan
Welch that some of
the initial plummet
painted over. is recovering on a
day-by-day basis.
Until something materializes
on the north end of Cornerstone
and another tenant takes hold,
the re-alignment will continue.
This article did not concern it-
self with retail activity of other
retailers and service businesses
on South 6th, but they likely saw
some drop if for no other reason
that traffic flow is less.
For many motorists that will
be a blessing.
For the meantime, the old Wal-
Mart will look forlorn squatting
there with no sign of life.
Look on the bright side: it's
a great place to teach your teen-
ager how to drive maybe even
how to park, a skill many spend
a lifetime doing without.

(From page 1)

According to Mr. Recinella,
the concerns of a Death Row in-
mate, although he may be guilty
of committing a heinous crime,
are essentially the same as any
other human: regret over past
mistakes; a mother suffering
with Alzheimer's; not being able
to see an elderly father who may
be terminally ill and can't travel
to the prison before the execu-'
tion date; worry over the wel-
fare of spouses and children.
Mr. Recinella will tell you
that Death Row conditions are
grim. Prisoners live in cells that
measure 10 feet by 6 feet with
a bunk, thin mattress, stainless
steel toilet and sink, a shelf and
a locker. The floors are concrete.
Though heated in winter, there is
no air conditioning and tempera-
tures soar inside cells during the
sweltering Florida summers:
Mr. Recinella can talk through
the cell bars to inmates unless
ihey are being held in close man-
agement (solitary confinement).
Under those circumstances, he
must speak and pray with the in-
mate through the crack between
the side of the door and the wall.
To give Communion, he kneels
on the concrete and administers
the host, placing the bread on the
inmate's tongue through the food
slot in the middle of the door.
During the last days before
an execution, Mr. Recinella of-
ten fills the role of facilitator
during visits between an inmate
and his family. It may have been
years since an inmate has seen
a brother, sister, children or a
They meet in the most arti-
ficial, alien environment you
can imagine," says Mr. Reci-
nella "And they've come to say

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A tiny cubical is divided by
thick plexiglass and there is a
phone, to communicate.. The in-
mate and the'family members are,
each locked in on their respective
sides. As lay pastor, Mr. Recinel-
la is allowed to be present on the
family's side. He does his best to
find a common denominator be-
tween the two parties.
Knowing about a shared love
of fishing, he might try a com-
ment like "now whatever you do
don't tell your brother about that
crazy fishing trip you just went
on." This can help break the ice
and jump-start conversation.
People who had no idea what
to say to each other at first often
end up talking for three hours.
"What that does," says Mr.
Recinella, is give people per-
mission to be human in this un-
natural steel, concrete and plexi-
glass setting.
It's the grown daughters who
break down the hardest, he says,
recounting the many times he
has had to help an overwrought
woman leave the prison because
the emotional strain is so great.
The Recinellas have also wit-
nessed what the death penalty
does to guards who work year
in and year out with the inmates.
They get to know them over
10, 20, 30 years and experience
them as the people they are, free
from the alcohol and drugs that
usually contributed to their ini-
tial criminal behavior.
"The guards get to know
these guys, view them a decent
people, then we ask them to kill
them," he says. "It does some-
thing to people who have to be
involved in this."
In the month following an
execution, Mr. Recinella often
ministers in a low level way to
There are the inmates who
have no family or friends. Mr.
Recinella then steps in and shoul-
ders that role too. Such.persons,
if not claimed after death, are
buried in a cemetery adjacent to
the prison. Through the efforts
of the lay pastor, these inmates
can at least be assured that they
will be buried and their meager
possessions will be respectfully
dealt with.
Another critical point the
Recinellas have come to un-
derstand is the strong correla-
tion between mental illness and
"Mental illness and the death
penalty go hand in hand," states

Mr. Recinella. "You can no lon-
ger talk about one without talk-
ing about the other. And the incdi'"
dence is increasing, constantlyy" .
Here in the South, he claims,
mental health services tradition-
ally have been at a much lower
availability than they have been
in other parts of the country.
States with much better mental
health services don't have the
death penalty, because mental
illness gets treated appropriately
on the front end.
According to Mr. Recinella,
85% of Death Row executions
have taken place in the South.
Florida has the second largest
Death Row population in the
The other great misconcep-
tion, he contends, is that it is
cheaper on the economy to ex-
ecute a Death Row inmate. The
opposite is true. Statistics indi-
cate plainly it is much more ex-
pensive to execute someone than
to keep them in prison for life.
Serving as lay pastor on Flor-
ida's Death Row has helped gal-
vanize Mr. Recinella's convic-
tions against the death penalty.
He has been very surprised to
find that a tremendous amount
of support for the death penal-
ty is based on what American
people think is required by the
After comparing the same
scriptures in the original He-
brew texts with the translations
of The King James 1611 edi-
tion and the New International
Bible, he found, in his opinion,
eye-opening discrepancies. Spe-
cific differences can be found,
too, in the Greek on which the
later translations are based.
For example: In the early
texts of Romans 13:3-4 there
is no use of the word "execute"
such as appears in later trans-
lations. The sword that is men-
tioned is the short sword, a sym-
bol of justice commonly worn
on a belt and not used for capitol
Mr. Recinella believes that
for Christians, it is within Bibli-
cal authority to administer pun-
ishment for crimes and that is
what our prisons should be for.
However, that authority does
not mandate killing people.
Mrs. Recinella is quick to
point out that no one, regardless
of what the person has done,
is excluded from the mercy of


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The most recent photo I
have of the girls together is on
my desk at work. Three sisters,
three years apart, standing side-
by-side. Their tanned skin glows
with summer's gold, their thick
hair is upswept.in the more ma-
ture styles they've lately grown
fond of: Traces of cosmetics
. grace.faces that don't really need
any enhancement. They stand
against an emerald green back-
ground, in the.house where my
mother lived before she passed
They are my nieces, my dar-
lings, my legacy my Megan,
Sara and Ann.
They are all beautiful and
seemingly perfect. How is it that
SI am related to these extraordi-
nary creatures? Beauty is only
skin deep, yes, but other things
go deeper. The more mysterious
things that are the combination
of genetics, instinct, intuition


January 29, 2007
Camp Victory, Iraq-We got
confirmation this week of what
we had suspected for some time.
Our interpreter Sahar Al-Taee,
who I wrote had been kidnapped
earlier, was found.
She had been executed.
She is just one of thousands
of Iraqis who have been killed in
the sectarian violence where the
Shiite kill the Sunni and the Sun-
ni retaliate against the Shiite. But
among the numbers that show up
everyday in our briefs, this one
had a face and a family.
As someone who was working
for the U.S., she could have ac-
cepted the relative safety of one
of our bases, but she would not
leave her children, the oldest who
was also kidnapped and is feared
dead. She would not leave them
even though they were with her
brother while she tried to arrange
for them to go to another country.
Sahar was a Sunni like Sad-
dam Hussein, the people many
blame for the ills of Iraq. To us,
she was a friendly lady who al-
ways smiled and always talked
about the dream she had for a
better life for her children and all
the children of Iraq.
No one, especially me, knows
what the future holds for young
people in Iraq. I see these pre-
cious children who are getting
the best medical care they've
ever had when they visit our

and sometimes determination I shared with them e
and hard work. thing I could. I took them
They can sing. They can woods and showed them f
dance. They write stories and and trees and creeks and i
create wonderful artwork. One and birds. We spent lots c
is excellent in mathematics and drawing and painting c
one in gifted academically in small kitchen table. We h
all subjects. One has a fashion parties with real hot tea ar
sense that won't quit. One has ported cookies from Franc
an easy and confident manner We dug sand on the
with people. and made castles, snuggle
They can also act like loons der the blankets all in or
sometimes silly and ridiculous late at night when it was
to the point of idiocy, getting on ing and watched lots of m
my very last nerve. They are the closest t
What will become of them will ever have to my owi
out in the world? Who will, they dren. I laugh when they,
be when I am old and reflecting cry when they cry, feel pi
on my life? Will they be watch- their accomplishments'.
ing nieces of their own and won- They live in another sta
during, as I sometimes do: who are now immersed in te
are these extraordinary people distractions. I don't heal
and how is it that I am, of every- them very often. Like an
one in the universe, their aunt? worth her salt, I worry ove
I remember distinctly the day future as they make thei
each was born. I remember too, out into a world that is b
their first steps, first words, first ing increasingly unfriend
tooth and when they first started hostile.
to laugh and sing and dance. Not being rich, I have
Just as I did, they took dance been able to lavish then
lessons and the day came when material gifts. All I could
I was the one sitting in the au- them was my time, my hea
dience watching them twirl and my love.
leap in beautiful costumes on a I pray it was enough.
brightly lit stage.

fears were confirm(

I see the care and concern our
soldiers and airmen have as they
treat these children. There is the
care as they treat the scrapes,
runny noses and other typical
maladies that plague kids around
the world, and then the concern
as they watch them leave the
clinic to return to the most dan-
gerous streets in the world.
I also see the helplessness on
both the part of the children and
the troops. Helplessness in that
there are so many children who
need the help and there is only so
much we can do.
One of our hospitals has a girl
who was shopping with her fam-
ily when a car bomb exploded
and blew off both of her legs..
Our doctors saved her life and
now our nurses paint her finger-
nails fancy colors and make sure
she does not want for her favor-
ite food cheeseburgers.
And there is a six-year-old boy
whose mother was killed when a
roadside bomb exploded. He is
horribly burned on one side of
his body, while the other side is
nearly unscarred. The only place
on the burned side that is not
devastated is a white strip from
his back to his chest-the place
where his mother's arm cradled
him to her chest and provided
what little protection she could
as she died.
This is a land filled with the
horrors of war, but yet one with
glimpses of hope.
During my first deployment
in 2003, we rebuilt a school in a
community that had not had one
for more than ten years. In anoth-

er village we gave away
balls and helped to build
to keep the kids away fro
But even where there ar
ple to help the children, the
limit to what can be done.
SI visited orphanages whe
kids are kept until they we
enough to fend for them
and then are placed on the
because Muslim law prohib
adoption of Muslim child
non-Muslims and because
tion just doesn't happen ir
probably a good thing bec
would have a houseful of k
When I returned from m
deployment, one of my sti
asked me what the teen
were like in Iraq. I had to
for a while. Then it dawn
me: there are no teenag
this country. You are either
or an adult. You go from
grown overnight.
That perhaps with tt
ception of the number of
cent children who are kil
maimed daily is the b
tragedy of this country.
millions of children in Ira
thousands we hear about a
hundreds we see, it is hard
what difference we're m
for their future.
I don't know if we're
ing their lives better or no
for one brief moment, if w
heal a wound, dry a tear a
a smile, that may in some
way help to fulfill the dre
a smiling woman we kn
May she rest in peace.

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I am hoping someone will
send a search party. I am lost in
Aisle 9 of the Super Wal-Mart,
otherwise known as the Wal-Mart
Supercenter. At least I think it's
Aisle 9. I'm somewhere between
light bulbs and bath towels.
I went to the recently opened
Macclenny Super Wal-Mart for
the first time this weekend be-
cause my closet gave way and
came crashing to the ground. I
le guess my Eric Clapton concert
t-shirt was the straw that literally
broke the closet's back.
every- Everything could be fixed
in the with just a tiny piece of plastic to
lowers hold up the closet shelves. Cer-
insects tainly the Super Wal-Mart would
Af time have it? It's super after all.
)n my I have to admit that super
ad tea stores make me nervous. There's
nd im- too much to see. It's like sensory
ce. overload. I feel the same way in
beach Super Target. I'm not a big fan of
ed un- malls either.
ne bed I figured I'd be in and out in
storm- ten minutes; fifteen at the most.
ovies. Then my wife decided to go and
thing I I knew my schedule was in the
n chil- toilet.
laugh, She wasn't going for ainy par-
ride in ticular reason she just wanted
to look aroufrid. Kelley wanted to
ite and see what they had to offer. Super
enage stuff for sure.
r from I went straight to where I
y aunt thought the shelving would be
-r their located. Then I went to the next
.r way place I thought it would be locat-
ecom- ed. Then the next, and the next.
ly and Somewhere along the line I
found my wife looking at gray
never towels. Why in the world would
i with anyone need to make gray tow-
d give els?
art and Aha! Light bulbs and shelv-
ing. There must be some kind of
logic there. I just can't feature
how light bulbs and shelving
mix. There are lots of shelving
kits but no little plastic piece. Oh
well. I had struck out in my first
purchase in Super-land.
soccer I went back to find my wife.
a field She was out of the towels and
>m the had found someone to talk to
about school. Knowing that
*e peo- this was going to take a while, I
ere is a headed off to electronics to ogle
the HDTV's. Ogle is about all I
ere the can do at the moment.
are old That was my first mistake. I
selves wound up in paint. I turned left
streets at sporting goods and found my-
,its the self trapped in the Gator National
ren by Championship aisle. Everywhere
adop- I looked were t-shirts, caps and
n Iraq, jackets sporting the Gators. I was
cause I beginning to get disoriented.
ids. My disorientation wasn't
ly first helped by the fact that the light-
udents ing kept changing every few sec-
nagers onds. I didn't panic into thinking
think that I had overdosed on Gato-
ied on rism. I knew that this was Wal-
ers in Mart's attempt to go Green. My
r a kid brother-in-law Robert told me
ten to that they had put in skylights and
photosensors. When it was bright

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sunlight, banks of lights auto-
matically shut off. When a cloud
passed over the sun, they switch
back on. It would save them a lot
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I entertained myself by watch-
ing the lights switch on and off
for a while and then decided I
would get my bearings by going
to the front of the store only I
couldn't see the front of the store.
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After walking for about five
minutes, I found myself elbow
deep in cheese and butter and
milk. I still couldn't see the front
of the store so I headed back the
way I had come towards a big
sign that said "Home." That's all
I really wanted anyway to be
Instead of home I found my-
self in yet another aisle full of
Gator stuff. I thought I had gone
in a complete circle, but then re-
alized this was different Gator
stuff. How much Gator stuff can
one store sell, anyway?
Hang on a minute. I know
what to do. I think I saw sport-
ing goods over there somewhere.
There's got to be a GPS locator
in that department. I'll just type
in the fireworks store across the
street and it's sure to point me to-
Ward the door.
Furniture. Light fixtures.
Paint. Fishing poles. Now we're
talking. Sporting gobds.
"What are you doing? I
thought youw' ere in electron-
ics. I've been looking for you for
twenty minutes," Kelley startled
"I couldn't find electronics.
I'm lost," I admitted.
"It's right over there." She
pointed to a big sign for electron-
,"Oh. Then I was looking for
the front door."
"You are a hopeless victim of
modern civilization. It's a good
thing you have me or you would
stay lost in the Super Wal-Mart
"At least I'd have cheese."
She's right of course. I am
hopeless in big department
stores. We paid for her purchases
and headed out into-the crammed
parking lot. I didn't feel very su-
per, just confused.
I guess I'll get used to it. We
human beings are a pretty adapt-
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday February 1, 2007 Page 4

Mother of seven took up art as an escape 23 years ago;

now Mimi Williams is in demand as a painter of murals

Press Staff
Mimi' Williams is happiest up
on a ladder with a paintbrush in
her hand.
The Macclenny mother of
seven has been a practicing art-
ist for 23 years and doesn't plan
on stopping any time soon. A re-
cently completed mural on the
wall of the nursery in the Sand-
erson Christian Revival Center
is proof enough of that.
Using brushes, sponges and
palette knives, the artist created
a peaceful pastoral scene, ren-
dered in blues and greens. It fea-
tures sheep and a shepherd, fa-
miliar symbols to Christians.
Duwayne Bridges, the pas-
tor at the revival center, was fa-
miliar with Ms. Williams' work
and gave her the
freedom to cre-
ate whatever
she wanted. She
stopped by the
church on her
way home from
work in the af-
ternoons and
painted for a
couple of hours.
It took about
three weeks to
complete the :r--
mural in this
Ms. Williams
is self taught.
"Years ago,
I was home-
schooling sev- .,", oIiall
en kids and was
practically housebound," says
the woman who moved from
Missouri to Florida when she
took a job in the Town of Rai-
ford four years ago.
She needed a personal outlet
and knew she wanted to be good
at something, but didn't know
A friend suggested painting,
but Ms. Williams had no art ex-
perience and was doubtful.
"Just get a canvas and try,
the friend told her. "See what

So she did. She bought the
materials and watched "meet
the artist" shows on TV. She
checked out "How to Paint"
books from the library. Quick-
ly, she knew she had found her
She remembers her very first
attempt an oil painting of a
"I painted a scene based on
my memories of the countryside
where I grew up in Delaware,"
she said. "It had a pasture and
tree with autumn colored leaves
and a white fence."
Over the years she has pro-
duced many paintings for pri-
vate clients.
"People love paintings of
their childhood home or their
grandparent's farmhouses," says

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Ms. Williams. "They would
bring me photos and I'd repro-
duce them so they could have a
keepsake of the place they re-
membered so fondly."
The artist went on to pro-
ducing larger-scale works such
a murals in private homes and
institutions. When The VSA
Arts of Florida organization ap-
proved a visual arts grant to a
juvenile detention center in Ala-
chua County, Ms. Williams was
contracted to paint an interior

She is currently a day shift
supervisor of direct care for a
juvenile offender's residential
treatment facility in Raiford and
also teaches art as part of the
"The art classes are big with
the students here," she says.
Ms. Williams is always hap-
py when a client is pleased with
her work. The added advantage
is that she really enjoys the pro-
cess, from the initial ideas to
buying supplies and hanging out
on ladders. She claims to have
developed a real appreciation
for what artists like Michelan-
gelo had to go through.
"If the client wants wisteria
vines that curl around the top of
a door frame, then it's my chal-
lenge to get it up there on the
wall for them,"
she says.
She laughs
about her meth-
ods, claim-
ing she doesn't
spend much
time measuring
Sand pre-plan-
ning. She just
gets the paint
i on the wall
'" and goes from
Snow has a more
relaxed dimen-
S sion than in the
"When the
5t ,&i'.,ak. kids were at
home, I had to
schedule my time to paint," she
remembers. "My routine was
to get the housework done dur-
ing the day, dinner prepared and
kids fed. Then it was LEAVE
understood they didn't bother
mom when she was painting."
Ms. Williams has a studio cor-
ner in a room in her home where
she likes to work. In the near
future she plans to extend her
portfolio to illustration of chil-
dreii's books. Developing suit-
able characters she is working

on a dragon now and getting
her work posted on a website are
part of her plan.
The artist would also love
to paint more murals in church
nurseries and day care centers.
Ms. Williams describes her-
self as a dyed-in-the-wool Flo-
ridian these days.
"I went to a wedding up north
recently," she says. "It was cold
and snowing. I couldn't wait to
get back to Macclenny and back
to my painting."

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Two offices looted

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Too mulch is too much in this case
The collapse ofa faulty pallet resulted in damage to the rear window and trunk of an
Acura in the parking lot ofAce Hardware on Macclenny Avenue early Monday after-
noon. The car, which had been left by its owner in the parking lot with a "For Sale "
sign attached, was parked beside stacked pallets of bagged mulch. A store employee
operating a fork lift moved 27pallets without incident, but the last one crumbled in
mid-air, crashing onto the Acura. Store manager Todd Bunting called it a "freak ac-
cident" with no one at fault. According to Mr. Bunting, the car's owner had not been
located at the time of the accident.


Cash and equipment were
taken in burglaries at Ed Fraser
Hospital in Macclenny and the
adjoining Dopson Family.Medi-
cal Center over the weekend last
A counter drawer was pried
open and an estimated $400
cash taken at the Dopson Center
just south of the hospital's main
building, and a surveillance vid-
eo may lead to an arrest.
The video depicts a black
male wearing black clothing
and hat enter the office area of
Dr. Mark Hardin. The office
area bore no sign of forced en-
try, according to Deputy Gavin
The same morning, a fetal
monitor machine valued at $850
was reported missing from the
emergency room at Fraser Hos-
Nurse Berry Crews said the
monitor was last seen about
9:00 the morning of January 21,
and noted missing that evening
about 8:00.
Deputy Garrett Bennett was
to question two female patients
who used the room that day.
Tracey Liebel reported on
January 28 that someone took
a computer system valued at
$1300 from an address on West-
side Loop in Glen St. Mary.
Ms. Liebel, who is in the pro-

Arrests Complaint accuses man of kiting

after drug a check at Mercantile on January 2
A criminal complaint was filed attempted contact with other per- a similar account on how he
Against a Macclenny man Janu- sons on the Bud's Neptune Mo- chased it for $500 cash an
a ary 25 after he failed to make tors account at Mercantile with not get a receipt. He will
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Two male students at Baker
County Middle School face
several drug-related counts af-
ter their arrest about midday on
January 26 for buying and sell-
ing marijuana on campus.
Deputy Sgt. Michael Crews
said two other students report-
edly witnessed the deal during
which a 14-year-old from the
Macclenny area sold a small
amount of the drug to a 13-year-
old, whose address is Sanderson.
The witnesses reported the inci-
dent to school officials who then
called police.
Sgt. Crews said the younger
student had $278 in cash on his
person, and the other $15 which
is believed to be proceeds of the
sale. Also seized was a receipt al-
legedly for money paid down on
a field trip, an event Sgt. Crews
later learned the student was not
eligible to attend because of past
behavioral problems. Police be-
lieve the receipt was forged.
The charge against the older
boy is a second-degree felony
because the alleged sale took
place on school grounds.
The cases were referred to ju-
venile authorities, who released
the suspects and placed them on
house arrest.
SIn other drug-related arrests,
Richard Rafuse, 19, of Blackbot-
tom was charged with possession
of a crack pipe found on the floor
near the rear seat of his vehicle
early on January 27.
Deputy Patrick McGauley
said he stopped Mr. Rafuse near
MLK and South Boulevard after
noting his 2000 Chevrolet van
had no license plate. A subse-
quent search turned up the crack
The suspect is currently tak-
ing drug rehab classes and has a
pending criminal case.
A motorist stopped later that
afternoon in the same south
Macclenny neighborhood alleg-
edly dropped a crack pipe on the
ground when he exited his 2006
Hyundai after it was stopped for
Sgt. Crews also learned the
driver's license of Kenneth
Brooks, 33, of Macclenny has
been suspended four times. He
stopped Mr. Brooks just before
4:00 for speeding on Grissholm
St. amidst pedestrian traffic.
The sheriff's department is
stepping up patrols in that neigh-
borhood in an effort to stem drug

says is a fraudulent $7800 check
he deposited along with several
other checks on January 2.
A.icotiding to Dana Wood,
manager at the Mercantile Glen
St. Mary branch, Floyd How-
ard, 53, of Macclenny included
the check written on a Bank of
America account in his name, a
check that later came back un-
Ms. Wood also told Deputy
Bill Starling on January 3 Mr.
Floyd withdrew $9000 from his
Bud's Neptune Motors in Mac-
clenny account in the form of a
cashier's check made out to an
entity named "MKI.
It was cashed at Wachovia
Bank on January 6 and marked
for deposit into another account.
Ms. Wood said Mr. Howard
promised to repay the money and
did not do so in the two weeks
prior to her complaint. She also

The case was turned over to
investigations for a fraud inves-
In another case involving a
used vehicle business, this one
Easy St. Auto in Lake City, a sus-
pect from there may face crimi-
nal charges in Baker County for
dealing in stolen property.
Altavis Williams, 20, has al-
ready been charged with grand
theft of a dune buggy valued at
$5500, a vehicle he claims he
purchased on or before January
22 from a white male he knew
only as Rocky.
Mr. Williams was arrested in
Sanderson that day, and said he
purchased the 2005 buggy at
Jonesville Park north of Sander-
son knowing it was stolen.
The suspect was interviewed
three days later by Investiga-
tor David Morgan of the Baker
County Sheriff's Office and gave

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Woman involvedin argument

turns up wanted
A Sanderson woman involved
in an argument with her boy-
friend's mother over custody of a
child ended up in county jail Jan-
uary 26 when police learned she
is wanted on two Duval County
One of the warrants for Kath-
erina Groth, 28, is for drug pos-
session, the other for driving with
a suspended license, according
to Deputy Jeremy Moran, who
was called to the disturbance off
Fred Harvey Road about 6:00
that evening.
Ms. Groth told the officer
Dorothy Simmons, 56, attacked
her while the two argued over
whether a young daughter would
accompany her mother or stay
with Ms. Simmons. The grand-
mother told police she and her
husband had been tending to the
girl because their son, the child's
father, is in jail and Ms. Groth is
a drug addict.
Ms. Simmons said she was

concerned about conditions at
Ms. Groth's neighboring resi-
dence, and told Deputy Moran
she was assaulted by the child's
mother. A criminal complaint
was filed and the state attorney's
office will decide if charges are
warranted against either party, or
Three other persons, all from
Bradford County, turned them-
selves in at county jail on the
basis of outstanding warrants the
past week.
Susan Christmas, 54, of
Starke and Angel Shealey, 35, of
Hampton were wanted in Brad-
ford County for unauthorized
employment at a bail bonding
agency. They both showed up at
the jail the evening of January
Deputy Curtis Ruise arrested
Stephen Kuerzi, 19, of Mac-
clenny after questioning him on
January 22 and learning he is
wanted for probation violation.

cess of moving, told police it
was likely taken between 1:00-
9:00 pm from a bedroom.
Two cases of vehicle vandal-
ism were reported to the sheriff's
department the past week, one
of them resulting in the destruc-
tion of $3216 worth of tires on
four vehicles parked in the same
driveway off Dellrose Lane in
Glen St. Mary.
Earl Baxley reported to Dep-
uty Bennett the damage was dis-
covered early the afternoon of
January 22.
All four tires of his 2001
Chevrolet pickup were ruined,
as were those on a 2006 Chevro-
let pickup belonging to Michael
Rogers of Jacksonville, the
1997 Pontiac of Krystal Star-
ling of Macclenny and a 2005
Ford pickup belonging to Kasey
Crews of Glen.
The tire sets were valued at
between $116 and $1660.
More than 40 nails above
those found in the tires were lo-
cated on the driveway surface.
Vondalen Jackson notified
police the morning of January
26 that the driver side window
of her car was broken out and
someone apparently attempted
to pour sugar in the gas tank. It
was parked off Lowder in west

A 14-year-old male special ed
student from Olustee with a his-
tory of violence and threats on
fellow students and his teachers
at Baker County Middle School
was charged again on January
22 with battery and disrupting
This time, campus Deputy
Tracie Benton said she was
called to Patsy Vinzant's class-
room after the youth attacked an-
other 14-year-old male. The of-
ficer said the second youth bore
scratch marks and bruises on his
face from the attack, which Ms.
Vinzant and colleague Tammy
McCullough said also included
choking and striking with a fist.
The teachers told Ms. Ben-
ton the youth alternately cursed
and threatened them, followed
by laughter. He told Ms. Benton
on the way to jail he would have
killed the other student had she
not arrived. He has made similar
sounding boasts following :e-
lier arrests.
In other recent incidents,

Samuel Burridge, 30, of Jack-
sonville was booked for battery
of his sister Kathleen Thrift, 28,
following a fight at a residence
off Deerfield Road the evening
of January 23.
Ms. Thrift, along with other
witnesses that included rela-
tives and small children, said her
brother knocked her off a stool,
then struck her repeatedly about
the head. She sought treatment
at Fraser Hospital, and Mr. Bur-
ridge was arrested by Deputy
Erik Deloach as he drove along
Deerfield Road west of CR 228
leaving the area.
A criminal complaint alleging
battery was filed January 26 by
Johnny Padgett, 26, of Macclen-
ny, who told Deputy Deloach he
was struck in the face by Marcus
Bennett, 42, at the latter's ad-
dress off Wilkerson Road.
The two argued around a
campfire over alleged foul lan-
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday February 1, 2007 Page 6

CSXredoing Fourth St crossinginn Macclenny starting Monday
Barricades went up Monday morning at US 90 to the north and Florida Ave. to the south blocking off the section of Fourth St.
that crosses the railroad. CSX expects to take several days to demolish the old crossing and open it back up again to traffic. In the
meantime, trains passing through the area do so at much slower speeds, causing greater than usual backups on busy Fifth and
Sixth Sts., particularly during high volume morning and evening traffic.

Father arrested after refusing to leave

site of argument without his children

An angry father who refused
repeatedly to calm himself at the
scene of a domestic disturbance
was arrested the evening of Jan-
uary 24 and charged with disor-
derly conduct.
Deputy Jeff Dawson respond-
ed to a disturbance call off Thom-
as Sweat Road east of Sanderson
about 6:30 and found Eric God-
win, 27, of Sanderson in an ar-
gument with his estranged wife
Samantha, 22, of Glen St. Mary.,
The deputy said Mr. Godwin
several times insisted he would

Ducks Unlimited
banquet March 2
The annual banquet and auc-
tion for Ducks Unlimited of Bak-
er County will be held on Frida\.
March 2 at the Women's Club
in Macclenny. The social hour..
starts at 6:00 followed by the
dinner and live auction at 8:15.
The group will also have a si-
lent auction, tier raffle and door
prizes. For more information
including the various levels of
admission fees-, contact Wal-
do Brock at 591-4775 or Kurt
Treece at 219-9625.

Valentine banquet
The Republican Women of
Baker County will be holding
the 2nd Annual Valentine Ban-
quet on Saturday, February 10
at the Ag Center.
State Representative Aaron
Bean will be the guest speaker.
Social hour and silent auction
from 6:00-7:00. Dinner and pro-
gram begin at 7:00.
For more information contact
the Republican Women of Baker

Monday & Thursday 8:00 pm
Macclenny Church of Christ
275-3617 or 259-8257

not leave the property without
his children.
In other cases, Steven Smith,
28, was charged with resisting
police late the morning of Janu-
ary 28 while involved in an argu-
ment with his 49-year-old father
David Smith at his residence off
Cottonwood Rd. in Macclenny.
The father earlier ordered his
son away from the residence be-
cause of alleged drug addiction,
and after police arrived Steven
Smith repeatedly ignored re-
quests by Deputy Jimmy Nickles

that he remain at his side and not
attempt to approach his father.
Heather Norman, 20, of Mac-
clenny was named in a criminal
complaint for battery against
boyfriend Dominick Capelli, 25,
at a residence off Steel Bridge
Police were called to the
neighborhood the evening of
January 25 after the boyfriend
and another male said Ms. Nor-
man kicked and struck Mr. Ca-
pelli after he told her to leave.

Wal-Mart recognizes originals at opening
When the new Macclenny Supercenter opened the morning of January 22, nine long-
time employees were afforded special recognition, floral bouquets and a limousine
ride to the grand opening. The reason? They are the sole associates (Wal-Mart's
name for employees) remaining from the workforce that opened the first Macclenny
store on SR 121 in the mid-1980s. The honorees, pictured with district manager Mi-
chael Brown, are (1-r) Debbie Holton, Carolyn Thompson, Darla Durrance, Louise
Taylor, Dorothy Lucas, Ellen Stewart, Jean Yarborough and Michelle Honsburger.
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A young Glen St. Mary man
who has had numerous brushes
with the law in recent months
was once again in county jail the
evening of January 27, charged
with DUI and leading a county
deputy on a high-speed chase
on CR 23-A through a heavily-
populated neighborhood.
Deputy Mike Lagle said the
2001 Hyundai driven by Chris-
topher Woolf, 20, ran several on-
coming motorists off the road as
it sped northbound from US 90
about 9:30. The fleeing vehicle
reached speeds of 85 mph in the
45 mph zone before stopping at
the intersection with Caleb Trail.
The officer said Mr. Woolf
was stumbling and his intoxica-
tion was so obvious after he exit-
ed the car that field sobriety tests
were not administered. Occu-
pants of the Hyundai said he had
been drinking liquor all day and
was despondent over the death of
his father.
They told police he ignored
their pleas to stop, and earlier
that he allowed someone else to
Deputy Lagle said he gave
chase after the Hyundai sped up
when he pulled behind it. The
officer saw the vehicle leave the
Exxon station at US 90 and turn
widely into the oncoming lane,
causing a vehicle to stop to avoid
a collision.
Mr. Woolf was also charged
with driving on a suspended li-
cense and resisting arrest for
both refusing to take a breath test
at county jail and declining to
sign the DUI citation.

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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday February 1, 2007 Page 7

Former Central School in Sanderson

is re-dedicated

Former Principal Clemnmytee Daniels (right) reads "Bless This House" and implores attendees to take its inspirational message to
heart. Former principals and teachers were honored by one time students at the formerly black school north of Sanderson. Speak-
ers included Columbia County commissioner Eugene Jefferson, and guests during the January 28 dedication of The Central Ele-
mentary Center in Sanderson. The school closed its doors after integration. The new center now operates as an abode for senior
citizens and is a ministry of the Sanderson Faith Bible Church, pastored by Rev. Videll Williams (left). More photos on page fifteen.


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weight loss. After shedding the weight over the past nine months, Mr. Hinson is no
longer on high blood pressure or diabetes medications. "I just hope my experience
can show people that you can change your health situation if you just have faith and
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the purpose of operating a Video
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to be held on February 5, 2007, at
5:00 pm, at City Hall 118 East
Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida.

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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday February 1, 2007 Page 8

Bobby Griffs,

work related death
Bobby J. Griffis, 40, of Lake
City, died late Wednesday
afternoon as a result of injuries
sustained in a work related
accident. A native of Lake City,
Mr. Griffis had been a lifelong
resident of Columbia and Baker
counties. Mr. Griffis owned and
operated Bobby Griffis Timber
for the past year and had been
employed with Wood Products
for ten years prior.
Mr. Griffis was a member of
Christ Central Ministries. He
will be remembered as a person
who never met a stranger. He
loved to chat with people, fish,
hunt and cook on the grill. Mr.
Griffis was preceded in death by
his father Bobby E. Griffis.
Survivors include daughter
Monica Sue Griffis Reeder
(Jason) of Macclenny; son
Bubba Griffis of Lake City;
mother and step-father Shirley
and Bob Wilson of Lake City;
step-mother Cathy Griffis of
Olustee; companion Tracy
Jenkins and her daughters Kali,
Tori and Kymi Ferencz, all of
Lake City; brothers Gary Griffis
of Olustee and David Griffis of
Live Oak; sister Sandra Byrd of
Lake City; half-brother Charlie
Griffis of Olustee; half-sister
Jennifer Drawdy of Olustee;
mother of his children Patty
Spradley of Lake City; grandson
Dalton Reeder of Macclenny;
numerous aunts, uncles, nieces,
nephews and other family
members and friends.
The funeral service was
conducted on Saturday, January
27, 2007 at Christ Central
Ministries with Pastor Lonnie
Johns and Rev. Randy Ogbur
officiating. Interment followed
in-the Olustee Cemetery. Dees-
Paifsi' Fa.mi'i. Fh1eral Home
of Lake City was in charge
of arrangements. Please sign
the online guest book at www.

Family says thanks

The family of Barbara
Kennedy Davis would
like to thank. the Sheriff's
Department, Rescue, Manntown
Congregational Holiness
Church, Emmanuel Baptist
Church, Mercantile Bank and
all of our friends and family
for their support and sympathy
during our time of loss.
We are especially thankful
for your thoughts and prayers'
during this difficult time.



dies Saturday a
SDearewood Hicks,
Glen St. Mary died pe
Saturday, January 27
at his son's residence
Butler after a long illi
was born in Glen St. M
lived most of his life i
County. Mr. Hicks wa;
from the Florida Der
of Corrections and rece
Bronze Star from the U.
while serving in the
Pacific during World W
Mr. Hicks was an avi
fisherman and family
was also a world class
He is preceded in death
beloved wife, Inell Fis
and son William V
Survivors include sor
Eugene (Tonya) of Lakc
daughter Judy Kaye
(Frank) of St. Augustine
Herbert Orie Hicks of
Mary; sisters Helen T
Glen St. Mary and Yvor
of Macclenny; 5 grand
and 7 great-grandchildr
A memorial service
held at the Mathis Hou
Glen Nursery Blvd, (
Mary on Thursday, I
1 at 11:00 am. Lunch
served immediately' f<
the service.
The family requests
lieu of flowers, donate
made in his honor to
Hospice, 5037 W. US I
Lake City, FL 32055 or
of your choice.
Archer Funeral H
Lake Butler is in ch

James Wallace

dies January 25
James Timothy "Tim"
Wallace, 59, died on January 25,
2007 at his home in Jacksonville.
Tim was born to James Sr.
and Margaret Wallace on May
9, 1949 in Savannah, Ga. He
attended grammar school in
Savannah and after the family
ckS relocated to Blackshear, Ga. his
mother's hometown, he finished
t 85 his education at Lee Street High
School in Blackshear. Tim joined
85, of the U.S. Army and traveled the
macefully country extensively. He was a
7, 2007 disabled veteran and a true man
in Lake of God. Tim is preceded in death
ness. He by his father James Wallace
lary and Sr. and sister Ruth Wallace-
n Baker McKelvin of Macclenny.
s retired Survivors include his wife
apartment Debra Ann of Tampa; sons and
;ived the daughters Cara, Segourney,
S.Army James III, Marc and Courtney,
Asiatic all of Tampa, Jophlin "Bubba"
ar II. of Macclenny, Jeanette and
d hunter, Andre of Waycross, and Ketura
nan. He of Kansas City, KS; mother
ss cook. Margaret Wallace of Macclenny;
h by his brothers Gary (Millie) of
;h Hicks Jacksonville, Theodore (Vicki)
Voodrow of Macclenny and Larry
(Johnny Mae) of Blackshear;
i Donald sisters Debra of Macclenny and
e Butler; Arlene of Brunswick; numerous
Riggle grandchildren, nieces and
; brother nephews and cousins.
Glen St. We have been blessed to be
'hrift of able to share our lives with Tim
nne Hart and we know without a shadow
[children of a doubt that he is finally and
en. trully resting in the arms of
will be Jesus.

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Monday & Thursday
8:00 pm
Macclenny Church of Christ
5th and Minnesota
275-3617 or 259-8257

First Baptist Church
of Sanderson
CR 229 S., Sanderson FL
Sunday School .......10:00 am
Sun. Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sun. Evening Worship ..6:00 pm
Wed. Eve. Bible Study ..7:00 pm
AWANA Wed. Night.. 7:00 pm
Pastor Bob Christmas

Dinkins Church
Evangelist Lorenzia Givens
Sunday, February 4
6:00 pm
Monday, February 5 Friday, February 9'
7:30 pm
Special singing and prayer for the sick nightly
Everyone Welcome
Pastor Ernie Terrell

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their most difficult time. Guerry Funeral Home is proud
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Wealthy Ann Harris
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Each day -right from the start
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Special thanks
The family of James P.
Rutherford would like to thank
each person who exhibited love,
kindness and expressions of
sympathy at the passing of our
loved one. The flowers, food,
calls, cards, and visits were
greatly appreciated. We would
especially like to thank Pastor
Shane Smith and the members
of Souls Harbor Church of God,
and Pastor E.A. Holbrooks
and the members of New Life
Church of God for their amazing
support. Our church families
were, and still are, a great source
of strength during this difficult
and sorrowful time. We would
also like to thank Todd and his
staff at Ferreira Funeral Services
for their caring and efficient

Hearfelt appreciation
The family of Paul A. O'Neill
would like to thank everyone for
their kind acts and words during
the loss of our father. Special
thanks to the Macclenny Moose
Lodge men and women, and
Ferreira Funeral Home.

573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am
Fellowship 10:30 am 11:00 am
Worship Services
l:On ,am
V. 'I Biblt: r. .ji,
SI' Minister
Sam F. Kitchin,ig

Mt. Zion N.C.

Methodist Church
121 N',rth t 25q-4-61
i\lacclenir, FL
Pastor Timu Cheshire

Surnda, S:h::iool 9 45 mn
.undidy Murnrin W:,rshrip 11:00 ani
Sundav Evening Worshipr 6 00 pm
WednedJy Pr.ver Service 700 pm

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sav unto llee, e-cept a man be
born of water and ot the Spirit.
lie cannot enter into the king-
doni of God." John 3:5

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



Independent Pentecostal Church
Seventh St. & Ohio Ave., Macclenny

Associate Pastor
Tim Thomas


Youth Programs
Sunday School 10:00 am
Common Ground Sunday 11:00 am
Common Ground Wed. (Teens) 7:00 pm
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Morning Worship 11:00 am
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Wed. Evening Prayer Serv. 7:30 pm
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Sunday Evening Services 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting 7:00 pm
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Clinton Ave. Glen St. Mary
WJXR Radio Service Sunday.... 8:30 am
SMorning Worship Service...... 10:30 am
Children's Church ............ 11:30 am
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"A Beacon to Sunday School 9:45 AM
Baker County" Sunday Morning Worship 11:00AM
R Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 PM
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM
Dr. Walter Berinett, Interim Sr. Pastor
., Perry Hays, Associate Pastor

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

First United


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
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Sund.w ahool 9:45 a.m.
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday February 1, 2007 Page 9

Dewey N. McCoy

dies January 22nd

Dewey Neil McCoy II, 51,
of Macclenny died on Monday,
January 22, 2007. Mr. McCoy
was born in Winston, West
Virginia on March 4, 1955 to
the late Dewey Neil and Ruth
Ann McCoy. He moved to
Baker County in 2002 from
Miami. Mr. McCoy delivered
paper for the Florida Times
Union. He is predeceased by
his brother Clauster McCoy and
sisters Rosemary Lilly, Roberta
Rayburn and Pauline McCoy.
Survivors include children
Ruth Ann McCoy and Michael
Jusice of Fayetteville, WV
and Dewey Neil Daniels of
Fairdale, WV; brothers Jerry
McCoy of Jacksonville and J.D.
McCoy of Macclenny; and five
The arrangements were under
the direction of V. Todd Ferreira
Funeral Services.

Hearfelt thanks

Our heartfelt thanks and ap-
preciation for words of comfort,
prayers, food and floral arrange-
ments shared with us during the
illness and loss of our mother, Ev-
elyn Woods.
A special thanks to Guerry Fu-
neral Home.

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for Karen Tanner

Karen Annette Schwenn
Tanner, 38, of Cocoa, Fla died
Tuesday, January 23, 2007.
Karen was born in Jacksonville,
Florida April 9, 1968. She lived
in Jacksonville most of her
life. Karen
softball, .
fishing, ,,
going to the .
beach and ..
She enjoyed .
life. She .
is predec-
eased by Ms. Tanner
her father Ronnie Schwenn and
brother C.J. Daugherty.
Survivors include her mother
Brenda Burnsed Daugherty and
step-father Charles Daugherty
II of Cocoa; children Kenneth
Clayton Daniels, Shera Marie
Daniels and Justin Corey
Daniels, all of St. George; father
of children and friend Kenneth
Earl Daniels of St. George;
sisters Rhonda Schwenn of
Jacksonville, Angela Schwenn
of Cocoa, Nicole Lee of Virginia
Beach, Va and Kellie Bennor of
Grand Rapids, Mich; grandson
Chandler Elisha Bush.
The funeral service was held
January 31, 2007 in the chapel
at Ferreira Funeral Services.
Interment followed in Moniac

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IN RE: The Estate of:
Peggy D. Sapp
CASE NO: 02-2007-CP-002
(One PR)
The administration of the estate of
PEGGY D. SAPP, deceased, File Number
02-2007-CP-002, is pending in the Probate
Court, Baker County, Florida, the address
of which is: 339 East Macclenny Avenue,
Macclenny, FL 32063.
The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the personal r:pre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
All interested persons are notified that:
All persons on whom this notice is served,
who have objections that challenge the validi-
ty of the will, the qualifications of the personal
representative, venue, or jurisdiction of this
court, are required to file their objections with
this court, within the later of three months
after the date of the first publication of this
notice or thirty days after the date of service
of a copy of this notice on them.
All creditors of the decedent, and other
persons having claims or demands against
the decedent's estate, on whom a copy of
this notice is served, within three months
after the date of the first publication of this
notice, must file their claims with this court,
within the later of three months after the date
of the first publication of this notice or thirty
days after the date of service of a copy of this
notice on them.
All other creditors of the decedent, and
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate, must file their claims with
this court within three months after the date
of the first publication of this notice.
All claims and objections not so filed will
be forever barred.
The date of the first publication of this
notice is January 25, 2007.
Charles D. Sapp
Personal Representative
Frank E. Maloney, Jr. Esquire
Attorney for Personal Representative
445 E. Macclenny Avenue
Macclenny, Florida 32063
Florida Bar No. 142990
SCASE NO.: 02-2006-CA-0117
Dennis Baggett and Yolanda Baggett,
his wife,
George W. Taylor, Tracey L. Taylor n/k/a
Tracey Lynn Wilcox, and MacGlen
Builders, Inc.
TO: George W. Taylor, Tracey L. Taylor
n/k/a Tracey Lynn Wilcox
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Suit to Quiet
Title has been filed on the following described

Lot 11, a re-plat of part of Lincoln Park,
as recorded in Plat Book 2, pages 91 and
92 of the public records of Baker County,

You are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to the action on the
petitioner's Attorney, whose name and ad-
dress is Hugh D. Fish, Jr., at P.O. Box 531,
Macclenny, Florida 32063, on or before
February 19, 2007, and file the original with
the Clerk of Court, either before service on
petitioner's attorney or immediately thereaf-
ter; otherwise a Final Judgment upon Suit to
Quiet Title will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the petition.
Witness my hand and seal of this Court
on this 19th day of January, 2007.
Al Fraser
As Clerk of the Court
BY: Jamie Crew

As Deputy Clerk

Hugh D. Fish, Esquire
P.O. Box 531
Macclenny, FL 32063

CASE NO.: 02-2006-CA-0173
Frances K. Brown
Marshall Covington and Christine Covington,
Faye Rowland, Harold Porter, Fred Skull and
Nancy Skull

TO: Harold Porter, Fred Skull and Nancy
current residence unknown, but whose
last address was 11426 Thomas Drive
West, Macclenny, FL 32063 (as to Harold
Porter); 10201 Normandy Boulevard, #9,
Jacksonville, FL 32221 (as to Fred Skull
and Nancy Skull); 10201 Normandy Bou-
levard, #292, Jacksonville, FL 32221 (as to
Fred Skull and Nancy Skull).
You are notified that an action to quiet
title on the following property in Baker
County, Florida, to-wit:
Parcel One: Lot (1), Block Three (3) of the
subdivision of East Macclenny Heights on
file in Plat Book 2, page 26, of the current
public records of Baker County, Florida.

Parcel Two: Lots 3 & 4, Block 3, East
Macclenny Heights as more shown on the
plat of East Macclenny Heights on file in
Plat Book 2, page 26, of the current public
records.of Baker County, Florida.

has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on Douglas C. Zahm, P.A.,
Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is, 18830
U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 300, Clearwa-
ter, Florida 33764, on or before February
12, 2007, or within thirty (30) days after the
first publication of this Notice of Action, and
file the original with the Clerk of this Court
at 339 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny,
FL 32073, either before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise
a default will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the complaint petition.
Witness my hand and seal of this Court
on this 10th day of January, 2007.
Al Fraser
As Clerk of the Court
BY: Jamie Crews
As Deputy Clerk

Douglas C. Zahm, P.A.
18830 U.S. Highway 17 North
Suite 300
Clearwater, FL 33764

I. I N T R O D U C T I O N
Baker County, Florida is requesting
written proposals from qualified
architectural firms to provide
professional Services for the Design
Phase on a proposed 400 500 Bed
Baker County Jail.
II. It is the County's intention to employ
the Firm to provide overall Project
Design, Cost Benefit Studies if needed,
Information Management, Scope of
Work, Technical and Construction
Administration Services during the
Proposal Submissions: Submit five (5) cop-
ies of a written proposal no later than
4:00 PM February 8, 2007
Sheriff Joey Dobson
Baker County Sheriff's Office
56 North Second Avenue
Macclenny, Florida 32063
Proposals must be responsive to the require-
ments and questions of the Request for
Reservations: Baker County reserves the
right to reject any and all proposals, to nego-
tiate changes in the new scope of work or
services to be provided, and to otherwise
waive any technicalities or informalities.
Method of Selection: Proposals will be
reviewed by the appropriate Baker County
Staff which will recommend a ranking of
firms. Presentations may or may not be
required. Upon acceptance of the recom-
mendation negotiations will be entered into.
Please respond by including but not limiting
your response to the following:
1. Company name and length of time in
2. Company location.
3. Availability of time to start and complete
4. Insurance carrier and applicable coverage
(errors and omissions).
5. Qualifications of staff to be utilized on this
project with names, short resumes, length of
time with firm and previous clients served.
Experience must be with submitting firm.
6. Names of five (5) previous jail clients within
the past five six (5 6) years with phone
numbers and contact person.
7. Description of previous experience, to
include budget, final cost, time schedule,
change orders, etc. Part of the experience
should reference projects worked on of similar
Request for information shall be in writing.
No calls or visits please. Refer all written
requests to Sheriff Joey Dobson, 56 N 2"d
Street, Macclenny, Fl 32063.

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Sworn to and subscribed before me this
26 day of January, 2007.
Al Fraser
Clerk of Court
Baker County, Florida
By Jamie Crews
As Deputy Clerk
State of Florida
Department of Community Affairs
Notice of Intent to Find the
City of Macclenny
Comprehensive Plan Amendment(s)
In Compliance
Docket No. 06-1-NOI-0203-(A)-(I)
The Department gives notice of its intent
to find the Amendment(s) to the Compre-
hensive Plan for the City of Macclenny, ad-
opted by Ordinance No(s). 06-24 on August
8, 2006, In Compliance, pursuant to Sections
163.3184, 163.3187 and 163.3189, F.S.
The adopted City of Macclenny Compre-
hensive Plan Amendment(s) and the Depart-
ment's Objections, Recommendation's and
Comments Reports, (if any), are available
for public inspection Monday through Friday,
except for legal holidays, during normal busi-
ness hours, at the City of Macclenny Clerks
Office, 118 East Macclenny Avenue, Mac-
clenny, Florida 32063.
Any affected person, as defined in Sec-
tion 163.3184, F.S., has a right to petition
for an administrative hearing to challenge
the proposed agency determination that
the Amendment(s) to the City of Macclenny
Comprehensive Plan are In Compliance,
as defined in Subsection 163.3184(1), F.S.
the petition must be filed within twenty-one
(21) days after publication of this notice, and
must include all of the information and con-
tents described in Uniform Rule 28-106.201,
F.A.C. The petition must be filed with the
Agency Clerk, Department of Community
Affairs, 2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard, Tal-
lahassee, Florida 32399-2100, and a copy
mailed or delivered to the local government.
Failure to timely file a petition shall constitute
a waiver of any right to request an adminis-
trative proceeding as a petitioner under Sec-
tions 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. If a petition is
filed, the purpose of the administrative hear-
ing will be to present evidence and testimony
and forward a recommended order to the
Department. If no petition is filed, this Notice
of Intent shall become final agency action.
If a petition is filed, other affected per-
sons may petition for leave to intervene in
the proceeding. A petition for intervention
must be filed at least twenty (20) days before
the final hearing and must include all of the
information and contents described in Uni-
form Rule 28-106.205, FA.C. A petition for
leave to intervene shall be filed at the Divi-
sion of Administrative Hearing, Department
of Management Services, 1230 Apalachee
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Failure to petition to intervene within the al-
lowed time frame constitutes a waiver of any
right such person has to request a hearing
under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or
to participate in the administrative hearing.
After an administrative hearing petition
is timely filed, mediation is available pursu-
ant to Subsection 163.3189(3)(a), F.S. to
any affected person who is made a party to
the proceeding by filing that request with the
administrative law judge assigned by the Di-
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an administrative'hearing.

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Department of Community Affairs
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Mr. Miller and Ms. Taylor

Maywedding plans
Russell and Stacia Norman of
Glen St. Mary, along with James
Taylor of Sanderson, are proud
to announce the engagement
and upcoming wedding of their
daughter Jamie Renea Taylor to
Kenneth Alan Miller, the son
of Curtis and Wendy Miller of
Taylor and Wanda Miller of
The couple plans to marry
on May 26, 2007 at 6:00
pm. Reception immediately
following. After the honeymoon
the couple plans to reside in
WVomen ofthelMoose
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Women of the Moose will
be having a spaghetti dinner
on Saturday, February 3, 2007
from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Moose
Lodge to support the American
Heart Association.
You can place orders for pick-
up at 259-6305 from 3:00-5:00
All proceeds will be donated
to the American Heart Associa-
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Zachary Shane Aldridge

Brother born Jan. 23
Anthony Aldridge is pleased
to announce the birth of his
baby brother, Zachary Shane
Aldridge. Zachary was born on
January 23, 2007 and weighed
7 pounds 3 ounces. Proud par-
ents are Nathan and Jennifer Al-
dridge of Macclenny.
Grandparents are Bill and
Debbie Sirmans, Randy and
Libby Carter, Jim and Ruth
Allmon, all of Macclenny, and
Robert and Patsy Aldridge of
Cancer group
The monthly meeting of the
Baker County Cancer Support
Group will be on February 1 at
7:00 pm in the conference room
of the Baker County Health De-
The group is open to all local
cancer patients, survivors and
care-givers as a source of infor-
mation and support. For more
details please contact Mag Mc-
Gauley at 259-3476.

Gracious citizen
Thank you to the person
who returned my purse to the
Sheriff's Office after finding
it at Wal-Mart. There are truly
honest people in this world. I'm
so grateful for you. Thank you
once again.

A meeting will be held on
February 7 at 6:00 pm in the
chapel at Heritage Park Village
for the purpose of planning a
historic two-day school reunion
on the weekend of March 31
and April 1. All students who
attended schools in the county
prior to 1970 are invited
to attend. The reunion will
include students who attended
and/or graduated from Taylor,
Sanderson, Olustee and Glen St.
Mary. Those attending who had
descendants from any of those
schools, including community
schools such as Possom Trot,
Cuyler, Garrett, etc. will be
To attend, see your class
president or contact Faye Davis
at 259-3187 or mail your non-
refundable registration fee of
$25 to Faye Davis, P.O. Box
1701, Macclenny, FL 32063..


prep sessions
The Baker County Middle
School will be conducting two
Saturday review sessions to
help students prepare for the
upcoming FCAT. The help
sessions will be offered Saturday,
February 10 for reading and
Saturday, February 17 for math.
These sessions will begin at 8:00
am and end at 12:45 pm. A mid-
morning snack will be provided
and pizza will be served for
lunch. These help sessions are
available to all BCMS students.
Extra credit will also be given to
each student for their attendance.
It is highly recommended that
your child attend there two very
important help sessions.


DISTRICT WIDE: School board meet-
ing, Sanderson Congregational Holi-
ness Church, 6:30 pm MES: Candy
gram sales.
BCHS: Baseball Diamond Classic, 6:00
pm. Boys' basketball district @ Rid-
geview (TBA). Fastpitch (h), 6:00 pm.
Writing test (10th grade). BCMS: 8th
grade Florida writing assessment test.
MES: Candy gram sales.
BCHS: Writing test (10th grade). BCMS:
8th grade Florida writing assessment
test. KIS: SAC meeting, 3:30 pm. MES:
Candy gram sales.
BCHS: Baseball Diamond Classic (H),
6:00 pm. MES: Candy gram sales.
BCHS: Fastpitch @ Baldwin, 6:00 pm.
Baseball Diamond Classic (H), 6:00 pm.
Boys' basketball District @ Ridgeview
(TBA). FFA to State fair. BCMS: Valen-
tine Dance, gym, 7:00-9:30 pm. MES:
Candy gram sales. Pk/K: Puppet show
regarding dental health.

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In thatArizona desert town

The Gators went to play Ohio State
In the Arizona desert they would play.
There they met the Buckeyes,
History was made that day.

There was loud talk and braggin'
About a beating' waiting there.
The Gators would learn a lesson
Excitement filled the air.

Now the Buckeyes, they have one hot team,
You had to give them a hand.
Tonight was the night the world would know
What team was the best in the land.

The Buckeyes received the kickoff.
There was no holding them down.
That runner was strong, and ran like the wind
And scored the first touchdown.

Things looked bad for the Gators,
The Buckeyes were on top.
But the Gators didn't come here to lose,
This team no one could stop.

When the dust finally settled and the game was over
The Mighty Buckeyes had gone down.
The Gators had won the Championship
In that Arizona desert town.
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for the week of
February 5-9
MONDAY: Breakfast pizza, fruit
juice and milk.
TUESDAY: Sausage biscuit, fruit
juice and milk.
WEDNESDAY: Cereal with
whole wheat toast, fruit juice and
THURSDAY: Pancake and sau-
sage, fruit juice and milk.
FRIDAY: Waffles, fruit juice and
Cold lunch plate or chef salad with
wheat roll or crackers, and dessert
(when offered) OR
MONDAY: Grilled chicken pat-
ty on whole grain bun with lettuce
garnish or golden corndog, baked
frenchh fries, vegetarian baked beans,
chilled applesauce and milk.
TUESDAY: Pepperoni pizza slice
or chunky chicken noodle soup with
a homemade wheat roll, seasoned
mixed vegetables, tossed salad, fresh
fruit choice and milk.
WEDNESDAY: Mexican bur-
rito or grilled turkey ham and cheese
sandwich, green beans with new
potatoes, creamy cole slaw, chilled
fresh fruit and slice of homemade
cake with icing and milk.
THURSDAY: Spaghetti with
meat sauce with a lice of homemade
Italian bread or fish crisp on whole
grain bun. potato rounds, steamed

broccoli and cauliflower mix, chilh
Westside thirdgrade receives Rotarian dictionaries pears and milk.
FRIDAY: Taco salad with salsa
Westside Elementary third graders each received a copy of "A Student's Dictionary" from members of the Baker County Rotary chicken nuggets, golden corn, letti
Club on January 29. According to Rotarian Cindy Ray, one of the main projects of the National Rotarian Or, :..;. .~ ii- for 2007 & tomato slices, chilled fruit choi
is the promotion of literacy. The dictionaries are published by The Dictionary Project of Sullivan's Island, SC and the book's homemade wheat roll and milk.
cover features the quote: The limits of your life are the limits of your education Ludwig Wittgenstein. Pictured above are stu-
dents from Ms. Gray's class. Front row from left: Dalton Norman, Rotarian Cindy Ray, Megan Lauramore, Andrea Pearl, Chance
Hardenbrook. Second row: Jimmy Morgan, Alyssa Leonard, Carolyn Davis, Rotarian Bambi Barber, Britanny Clark, Savannah
Roberts, Devon Prescott. Back row: Dylan Davs, Rotarian Joel Barber, Jeremiah Foster, Tony Coleman, Johnathan Hodges and
Keith Connor.

Extension offices are offering certification in the area of

food and nutrition science in a multi-county curriculum

Family, Consumer Science Agent
Would you like to develop
expertise in the area of food and
nutrition and share your knowl-
edge with others? A Master Food
and Nutrition Education program
is being offered by the Coopera-
tive Extension Service, Univer-
sity of Florida, Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences. The
program is designed to provide.
food and nutrition training for
selected individuals in Northeast
Master Food and Nutrition
Educator is a title given to in-
dividuals who receive in-depth
food and nutrition training from
County Extension Family and
Consumer Sciences Agents and
agree in return to give 50 hours
of volunteer service the next
year, helping their local exten-
sion office.
The offices in Baker and
neighboring counties have
joined together to train volun-
teers, and the program is open to
Baker County residents. Master
Food and Nutrition Education
training will be held at the Duval
County Cooperative Extension
Service office in Jacksonville
on Wednesday beginning Feb-
ruary 14 and ending April 11.
Training sessions begin at 9:30
a.m. and last until 4:00 p.m. It
includes topics such as nutrition
and health, herbal cookery, food
safety, and the latest food pres-
ervation updates in dehydration,
canning, pickling, jelly making,
and freezing techniques.
Master Food and Nutrition
Educators give their volunteer
hours to their county extension
offices in many ways. Many will
help'- by answering telephone
calls and assisting residents with

food-related problems, assisting
with agent demonstrations, and
educational projects, and work-
ing with the 4-H youth program.
After completing the training,
each participant will be given
one of the best food and nutrition
reference books available. It is a

compilation of extension service
fact sheets and bulletins that ap-
ply specifically to our region.
There will be a charge of
$75.00 to cover lab supplies for
the course. Applications for a
limited number of openings in
the class are now being accept-

Compete in health occupations conferece...
These Baker County High students enrolled in the health careers academy competed
January 13 in Dixie County with others from north Florida school districts in this
region and three participants placed. They are among 120 BCHS students in grades
10 through 12 enrolled in the academy. The participants in the Region 2 Health
Occupations Students of America meet included (1-r) Hanna Moore,fifth in medical
terminology, Patty End,first place in nutrition, Tiffany Norman, Sara Norris, second
in path physiology, and (front) Kaylen Merrett.
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fice at the ag center to pick up an
application. Contact our office at
259-3520 for more information.

2"" Nine Weeks

9"' Grade- Jessica Buhler, Danielle Cole, Rachel Davis, Alexander Evdokimov,
Jennifer Nguyen. Meagan Osteen, Caroline Rambo, Kristina Rife
10th Grade
Bradley Blum, Edwin Cavannaugh, Tiffany Doss, Shayla Goethe, Crystal Lucas,
Richard Moore, Jessica Morrison, Jeana Pearce, Brittany Ruise, Kyle Smallwood,
Danielle Waldron, Halie White
11"' Grade- Jeremy Beasley, Sara Bethany Belleville, Ja'sarah Boynton, Bradley
Burnsed, Amber Chiasson, Jessica Cohen, Jordan Combs, Jessica Crews, Kallie
Crummey, Jennifer Fraze, Alexanderia Gotay, Brittany Gray, Caitlin Griffis,
Kendall Hand, Samantha Levinson, Jessica Mayo, Deanna McKenzie, Ceige
Parkin, Shae Raulerson, Elizabeth Russell, Jesse Smith, Ferrell Stewart, Kyle
Stone, Mathew Stuhr, Sariah Swartz, Chelsea Walls, Torry Williams
12"' Grade- Joshua Brown, Robbin Burnsed, Kelly Davis, Thomas Elledge, Krystle
Gates, Sasha Green, Sarah Herrington, Cheryl Hetzer, Patricia Jenkins, Danyle
Lewis, Curtis Lowery, Kristen Mathis, Lauren Maynard, Hanna Moore, Kailyn
Parmer, Amanda Raulerson, Brandi Rhoden, Dustin Rowe, Kristin Smith, Amy
Stalnaker, Andrew Wallstedt, Sierra Williams

8"' Grade- Alicia Jackson
9"' Grade- Milton Baker, Brittany Bell, Gabriel Blackmon, Sara Buettgen, Mendy
Chisholm, Dillon Cornn, Elizabeth Creekmore, Jessica Davis, Justin L. Davis,
Justin R. Davis, Sarah Davis, Megan Dolan, Alyssa Donaldson, Michelle Donley,
Rebecca Edgy, Richard Ferguson, Paul Hamilton, Magan Howell, Kevin Hursey,
Shaunyce Hurst, Dustin Jackson, Kayleigh Johnson, Cameron Kirkland, Maegan
McDonald, Cara Overstreet, Emilee Pass, John Peterson, Cortney Rhoden, Lindsey
Roberts, Cody Rose, Newdearia Simmons, Noura Tber, Haley Thomas, Mariah
Trosper, Alexis Washington, Stacy Weaver, Dennis Whaley, Rebecca Wilds, Tiese
Williams, Robert Yonn
10"' Grade- Staci Allen, Ransom Barefoot, Ashley Barrrett, Stacie Benton, Mikesha
Bowden, Lewyn Boyette, Thomas Braddy, Dustin Brown, Jasmine Brown, Jessica
Brown, Samantha Buhler, Ethan Campbell, Wendy Chisholm, Whitney Coffell,
Micah Cranford, Daniel Crawford, John Crawford, Brandy Crews, Miranda Crews,
Felisha Crosby, Sara Duffy, Jarvis Farmer, Kristen Flandreau, Taylor Fraser,
Christina Fraze, William Gibbs, Morgan Griffis, Amanda Hall, Danielle Hansen,
Jacob Harrison, Callihan Helms, Casey Higginbotham, Brianna Hinson, Michael
Hodges, Alison Hodgson, Atteiram Holland, Debra Howard, Joshua Jarrell,
Kathryn Johns, Crystal Johnson, Kendra Jones, Megan Kerr, Ronny Langford,
Katelyn Langford, Emily Lyons, Alexander Magnan, Wyman Manning, Corryn
Medecke, Erin Midyette, Theresa Moore, Joshua Newmans,' Sarah Nichols, Tyler
Olgesby, Jonathon Orberg, Jasmine Paige, Travis Richardson, Heather Roberson,
Rebeka.Robinson, Ross Sasse, Nathan Sharpe, Sabrina Shumate, Isaac Simmons,
Gregory Smallwood, Latoya Smith, Tiffany Smith, Ricky Spires, Felisha Starling,
Natalye Strachan, Thomas Swartz, Leslie Tanner, Reed Tillis, Alyssa Wilkerson
11"' Grade- Cassandra Adams, Brittnee Balkcom, Courtney Bradley, Lacy Burnette,
Ariel Campiglia, Katlyn Conner, Keri Crain, Andrea Crews, Casey Crews, Jacon
Duncan, Lindsey Eiserman, Patricia End, Tyler Fogarty, Margo Gaskins, Dustin
Giordano, Ronnie Grimes, Brittany Hansen, Jonathan Harvey, Jessica Holloway,
Kayla King, Michelle Lopez, Tannah McCullough, Kaley McDonald, Amber
Nixon, Tiffany Norman, Sara Norris, Charley Pendergrass, Jason Roberts, Jarrell
Rodgers, Jarrod Ruise, Jared Sharman, Holly Smith, Kayla Stephenson, Kaitlin
Stevens, Lyndsie Sweeney, April Tanner, James Ward, Megan Williams, Diandra
Wright, Kaylee Yarborough
12"' Grade- Karibeth Adams, Feleshea Anderson, Michael Barnette, Joshua
Bennett, Dominque Brown, Cortney Clevenger, Eddie Coffell, Seann Combs, Jacob
Cranford, Chelsea Davis, Jamie Davis, Jeremiah Davis, William Fletcher, Michael
Fraze, Sabrina Fraze, Derrick Frazier, James Harmon, Kayla Harris, Cyndle
Hodges, Brittany Hinson, Cyndle Ireland, Jeremy Jackson, Robert Johns, Mary
Jones, Kasey Karnes, Christina Keast, Allen Luffman, Kristin Lundquist, Trisha
MacLaughlin, Dylan Mann, Amber McIntyre, Kaylen Merrett, Gena Midyette,
Kenneth Miller, Samantha Miller, Anastasia Moore, Amber Morrison, Rachel
Morrison, Bryan Murphy, Bryan Perez, Kimberly Railey, Nathaneal Register,
Jarrod Rentz, Misty Smith, Tiffany Starling, Fred Stivender, John Taylor, Haley
Thorn, Mathew Trimm, Michael Wallstedt, Jeremy Wicker, Matti Yarborough,
Heather Yukna

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Former WildcatAndy Giddens

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Cats over Stanton,

suffer twin losses
It's been an up and down sea- point stripe in the second period
son for the Wildcat basketball to put BCHS up 34-23 at the
team this year, with wins and half.
losses coming in equal measure. But BCHS couldn't manage to
Last week was no different as the put the Broncos away and in the
Cats defeated Stanton Prep in a third period they narrowed the
tight district matchup, but lost to gap to just 6 points. The Wild-
Ridgeview and Middleburg. cats took a 47-41 edge into the
The Wildcats dropped their final minutes and then just shut
match to Ridgeview 50-43 on down offensively. The Broncos
Tuesday in a game that could held BCHS to just a single field
have gone either way. Ridgeview goal in the fourth period and they
started strong, with excellent exploded offensively, hitting just
long range shooting from their about everything that they put
guards giving them a 16-11 first up.
period edge. But the Wildcats Strachen led Cat scorers with
played them pretty evenly after 17 points and 7 assists. Crowley
that, trading basket for basket, had 10 points and Parker had 8
Ike Parker was particularly ef- points and six rebounds.
fective in the early going, keep- The Wildcats got a much-
ing the Cats close in the first needed victory on Saturday on
period with strong shooting, the road at Stanton Prep. The
Neither team was particularly ef- Cats held off a furious Blue
fective in the second quarter, and Devil surge in the third period to
the game slowed to a crawl. Rid- stop Stanton 44-40. Strachen has
geview held a 24-18 lead at the found his shooting boots recent-
intermission. ly and gave the Cats a 12-10 first
The game regained its earlier period lead with a pair of three
pace in the third period with Nate pointers.
Strachen hitting three straight Baker High extended the lead
three pointers to knot up the third to 23-19 behind 6 second period
period scoring at 15. Had either points from Ike Parker. Stanton
team been able to hit on free woke up in the second half and
throws in the fourth period the almost came back in the third pe-
outcome could either have been riod to snatch the game.
a blowout or a Wildcat win. Stanton was hot from the
Strachen led the way with 16 free throw line that period and
points. Thorne Crowley had 11 got a pair of three pointers to tie
and Parker 10 points, the game at the buzzer. But the
The Cats visited the Middle- Wildcats learned a lesson in their
burg Broncos on Friday night and earlier match with the Broncos
watched a halftime lead dissolve and put the hammer down in the
into a 61-54 loss. The Broncos fourth period. They.got a pair of
erased a 6 point third period defi- three pointers froni Kennedy and
cit to outscore the Wildcats 20-7 a third from Strachen to keep the
when it counted most. . Blue Devils at arm's length.,
Upuntil that point, the Wild-:; Strachen. led BCHS with 13
cats looked good on the road points and Kennedy had 12.
against Middleburg. Strachen Parker added 8 points and Crow-
scored 10 of their 15 first quar- ley had an off night by his stan-
ter points, and Cowley and Kyle dards with 7 points.
Kennedy got hot from the three

Baseball kickoffSaturday

It's hard to believe that base-
ball season is just around the
corer. But, unlike many other
sports, baseball seems to go
year round. With fall ball, winter
leagues, spring ball, the regu-
lar season and summer league,
there is always the crack of the
bat somewhere around northeast
At BCHS, Coach John Sta-
ples and his district champion
Wildcats are already getting set
for the start of the regular season.
This coming Saturday, Feb. 3, the
baseball team will be having its
annual Red/White game. Tickets

are $2.00 each and can be bought
from any JV or varsity player.
The game will start at 3:00 pm.
Also, there will be media/photo
day at 1:30. Parents, friends, and
the media are welcome to come
on the field and take photo shots
of the players in uniform. The
photo day will end at 2:00 with
pre-game warm-ups starting at
So, if you are a baseball fan
and can't wait for the Cats to run
out on the field, this will be your
first chance to see what you have
to look forward to when the sea-
son opens up this spring.

Second at Terry Parker!

The Wildcat wrestling team
had an excellent weekend, plac-
ing second at the Terry Parker In-
vitational. The Wildcat grapplers
dominated all of the five teams
from the Northeast Florida area,
losing only to a powerhouse team
from New Jersey.
Baker High easily defeated
Terry Parker, First Coast, Fer-
nandina Beach and Bishop Ken-
ny, but lost to a strong Muhwuah,
New Jersey squad.
"They were just awesome,"
said Coach Jason Blair, very
pleased with his team's perfor-
The Cats defeated Parker 59-
18, First Coast 51-23, Fernandi-
na 51-25, and Kenny 60-24.
Timmy and Robert Mason and
Josh Trippett went undefeated.
Josh Hodges and Blake Yarbor-
ough had one loss each.
The Cats will travel to Suwan-
nee County this weekend for the
district tournament and Blair is

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excited about their prospects.
"They are wrestling very
well," said Blair. "They are
peaking at just the right time.
Practices have been very intense
this week."

takes grid helm a
Former Wildcat football star
Andy Giddens is the new head
football coach at Baldwin High
School. Giddens, who has spent
the last 5 years as an assistant
coach at Middleburg, has al-
ready moved to
Baldwin and is -
teaching math ; ri
at the middle
got his start in .
coaching with j
one of the best.
He spent three -,
years as an as-
sistant under
Robby Pruitt at t
Union County,
where he expe-
rienced unprec-

edented suc-
cess and state
It was a good
learning experi-
ence all the way edcoac
around. He even
met his wife Amanda at Union
Giddens took on more respon-
sibility on his move to Middle-
burg. He was head JV coach and
also varsity offensive coordina-
"I won some and lost some
when I came up against Baker
County," said Giddens. He also
taught advance placement calcu-
lus at the high school.
Giddens took over from Doyle
Hannock, who had limited suc-
cess with the Indians. Hannock
stayed at the school as a PE
teacher. Giddens hopes to move
to the high school as a math

t Baldwin SH
teacher when a job becomes
available, but is turning his ener-
gies and attention to resurrecting
the success Baldwin saw with
Carl West at the helm.

"We've got


a really young
team with a lot
of freshmen and
said Giddens.
"But we hope to
be competitive
in the district."
He realizes
it will be tough
going. The dis-
trict includes
perennial pow-
erhouse Trin-
ity Christian, as
well as Bishop
Snyder, Hamil-
ton County and
There is a
definite Baker
County look
to the district.

Former Wildcat
AD Bobby Harrison is the head
coach at Bishop Snyder and for-
mer Wildcat head coach Danny
Green's son Corey leads Hamil-
ton County.
"It was like an extended fam-
ily in the coaches meeting," said
Wildcat fans will want to
keep a close eye on the Indians
this season so they can root for
Giddens in his first job as head
The new coach was an offen-
sive lineman at Baker High and
graduated in 1992. He attended
college at the University of Flor-

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B CHStennispractice begins this week...
Tennis try-outs and practice started this week. Around a dozen students are work-
ing to make the team. Chris Armoreda will be coaching this year. The season starts


Sign up s


February 3

10:00 am f00 pm

Knabb Spor- Complex
Baker County Littl'League Boardr om
Ages 5-18 ,."j c:-. : ,r.inI L.)u a3[
Please bring copy;of birth certifica and
proof %f residence. ,
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for Softball Sign-ups!

Ages 5-18

s Softball Complex

-day, January 27

10:00 am 2:00 pm

rday, February 3

10:00 am 2:00 pm

day, February 10

10:00 am 2:00 pm

Bring Birth Certificate and Insurance Information

If you are interested in coaching
there will be a meeting
February 6, at 6:30 pm,
at the Girls Softball Complex,
I ,Call 259-7050 for more information .




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Girls pick the wrongnight to

go up againstHilliard Flashes
The Lady Wildcat basketball on the night, 18 of which came
team had only one game this past from three-point shots on the pe-
week, a disappointing 55-48 loss rimeter. Brittany Ruise added 16
to Hilliard on January 25. The points and 5 rebounds. Deanna
Lady Cats had the misfortune of McKenzie had 5 points and 10
visiting Hilliard on senior night, rebounds and Caitlin Griffis had
and their four starting seniors 5 points and 5 rebounds.
each had a big game to put the
Wildcats on ice.
Baker High had the better
start and took a slim 13-12 lead
into the second period. But then
everything went to slow motion
for the Wildcats. They had an
awful second period, with turn-
over after turnover, and managed
only one basket in the entire pe-
riod. The Cats gave up the lead --
to the Red Flash, who led 20-15 It S tim e
at the half.
The teams were even up in
the third period, trading basket
for basket, but BCHS wasn't
able to make up any distance on
Hilliard. It looked as though they A t G ir
would be able to close the gap in
the final period. They had several
runs, but Hilliard always stepped
up and closed them down before S atur
the Cats did any real damage.
It was a frustrating night for
Coach Franklin Griffis. "We held
close, but could never regain the
lead that we had at the beginning S at
of the game. We had too many S atui
turnovers, and it seemed that
we would have them at just the
wrong time. Just when we would
start a run, we would either turn
the ball over or have a defensive S atur
breakdown and let them score an
easy basket."
,Brittany Hinson had a strong
performance for the Wildcats.
The senior guard had 20 points




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Fall clearance event- featuring Week-
enders women's clothing, Premier De-
signs jewelry and Tastefully Simple
foods. Saturday, February 3 at Mac-
clenny Woman's Club, starting at 10:00
am. Deeply discounted items to make
room for spring inventory. Giveways!
Door prizes! Fun food fashion.
1/25-2/1 p
Valentine baskets for your sweetheart,
$25-$55. Call to place order, 259-2381,
or come by Glen Cash Store. 1/25-28p
Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece,
excellent condition. Southern Charm
259-4140. 12/9tfc
2002 Harley Davidson Heritage soft-
tail, black with lots of chrome, 18,400
miles, excellent condition, comes with
saddle bags, windshield, crash bars
and back rest, $16,000 OBO.. 904-434-
5205. 2/1 p
Bed, beautiful temp-pedic memory
foam mattress & boxsprings, new
in plastic, with warranty, retail $950,
must sell $379, can deliver. 904-858-
9350. 11/2tfc
Paralegal & notary service, bankrupt-
cies (you can still do them), divorce,
family law, deeds, wills, etc. John
Swanson, call anytime, 904-257-9033
(new telephone number). 2/1c
Good used appliances. 90 day money
back guarantee. 266-4717. 7/13-3/29p
4 285/75R16 Pro Comp M/Ts on
Mickey Thompson DC-1 wheels, fits
Chevrolet truck, only 3K miles, like
new, $900. 904-449-3293. 1/11tfc
2003 Kawasaki Bayou 250, runs great,
excellent condition, $2100 OBO. 708-
1109. 2/1 p
Luxury queen pillowtop, in plastic,
$199. 904-398-5200. 11/2tfc
1990 travel trailer, 22 ft., sleeps 6,
good condition, $4500. 259-2456.2/1p
King pillowtop, new with warranty,
$289, can deliver. 904-391-0015.
Lesco zero turn mower, 52" cut, 23
HP Kawasaki,.only 500 hours, just ser-
viced, cuts great, $2300. 259-5217 or
708-9845. 2/1 p

Lost chocolate/ tan small
male chihuahua. Debarked.
Neutered. 7 yrs old.
Please call
904-307-8146 or 251-5451
Lost companion.
Missed dearly. Lost at
Normandy and Lane Ave.

Butterfly dining table with 6 chairs,
very ornate, fluted legs, rare; half round
foyer console. All pieces are mahogany
wood. Southern Charm. 259-4140.
3X24 ft., 29 gauge, metal roofing;
2x6, 44 ft., load bearing, trusses. 334-
6695. 2/1-22c
EZ Go electric golf cart, red, lift kit,
big aluminum wheels, flip down back
seat, $3500 firm. 259-6893. 2/1-8p
Solid wood cherry sleigh bed with
mattress & boxsprings, retail $950,
sacrifice for $395, can deliver. 904-
858-9350. 11/2tfc.
Red metal bunk bed, full size on bot-
tom, twin on top, $200. 259-8077.2/1 p
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
canvases, drawing pads and mOch
more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
Street, 259-3737. tfc
20 gallon water heater, $50. 259-
8077. 2/1 p
Antique breakfront buffet, breakfront
china cabinet, buffet, all mahogany,
can be seen at Southern Charm. 259-
4140. 12/9tfc
2003 Jayco Escapade motorhome,
excellent condition, V-10 Ford Triton,
41k miles, $27,500. 259-3010. 2/1p
John Deere 40 HP, 4x4, like new
front end loader, 6' finishing mower,
$19,000. Will trade. 813-4215. 2/1p
Oak double Captains bed with desk
and night stand, $600 OBO. 904-783-
8469. 2/1-22p
Antiques all in good condition. Oak
roll top desk with chair, 50", $600; oak
dresser with attached mirror, $300; oak
chest-on-chest, 6 drawer, 32", $325;
oak glove-box dresser with mirror, 40",
3 drawer, $325; other furniture oak
sleigh bed, king, wood rails, $325; like
new condition, oak TV console, 38x48,
shelf & 2 door, $325; oak computer ar-
moire, 43x68, 4 door, $350. 259-9588.
2/1 p
Baby crib set with chest and changing
table with drawers, $350 OBO. 904-
783-8469. 2/1-22p
Tanning bed, $800 OBO. 259-5774 or
904-622-7155. 2/1 p

2004 Ford F250 4x4 Super Duty ex-
tended cab, gas, loaded with every-
thing, 20" tires & rims, 62,500 miles,
$20,500.259-2900. 12/28tfc
2005 Chevy Z-71, black with factory
lift, satellite radio, sprayed in liner,
lots of extras, 30k miles, very clean,
$24,000 firm. 259-3010. 2/1 p
1998 Lincoln Navigator, excellent con-
dition, by owner, $8500. 259-3613 x 2.
2/1 p
1995 Chevrolet Lumina, 4 door,
around 60,000 miles on V6 engine and
transmission, $2300. 259-2287. 2/lp
Honda Prelude, good condition, $2000
OBO. 314-4661. 2/1 p
1993 Silverado pickup, extended cab,
stepside, around 50,000 miles on V8
engine, $1800. 571-0913. 2/1p
1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass "Royale Edi-
tion", 3.8, V6, low mileage, power win-
dows, power locks, A/C, excellent con-
dition, $1200 OBO. Call Shirley Dugger
at 259-2828 or 904-699-3061. 2/1 p

Piano lessons for beginners, ages 5
and up, in Macclenny. Call David at
259-9492. 2/1 p
Turned down for Social Security/SSI
Disability? Get answers fast! Call 904-
225-0730 or toll-free 1-866-430-3274.
Now accepting antique furniture on
consignment. Pieces have to be in good
condition. Call Karin at Southern Charm
259-4140. 2/13tfc
Do you have a junk car or truck you
want hauled off or to sell? 259-7968.
If you need stuff hauled off trash, de-
bris, etc. I have a 6 ton trailer to do the
job. Call 424-4586. 1/25p
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Rabbits, $7 each. 275-2964. 2/1-8p
Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $50 boarding fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc

1988 Dodge Ram 150

Help Wanted:

Dental Assistant

5 Yr. Experience


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Don't have
experience yet?
See the ad for
Jacksonville Dental
Assistant School
in the Help Wanted section
of the classified ads
of The Baker County Press.
It starts with the headline:

"In Just 71 Days

you can have the
skills you need to
get a job as a
Dental Assistant"

van, $1400.
2/1 p 2(~ 1.

Recently widowed, disabled man has
lost his dog to an accident. Looking for
another small, cuddly lap dog for com-
panionship. Can you help? Call Ricky
at 653-2173. 2/1 p


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Saturday 7:30 am-12:30 pm. Midtown Day Flea
Market, no lee required. Bring your own set-up.
For information call Kathleen 904-994-5595.

Thursday & Friday 8:00 am-?. 18649 CR 127,
Cuvler. Furniture. clothes, refrigerator, nm cro-
wave, bunkbeds. Moving sale.
Friday 8:00 am-?, 917 Red Fo- Way, Fo',ridge
Linens, bar stools, children's clothing, household

Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?. New Life Church of God, 3'- miles
north of US 90. Benefits world missions.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-noon. 7282 CR 23C. Lots of household
items 2 faniilies.
Friday & Saturday 9:00 am-?. 12218 Old Plank Rd. Jacksonville.
Estate sale.
Saturday 9:00 am-3:00 pm. 5222 Violet Lane across from Mac-
clennv Elementarv.
Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 pm. 5887 L.uraniore Rd.. 2 miles north on
Lowder, turn right on Lauramore Rd. 3rd house on leh.
Saturday 8:00 am-?, Woodlawn across from Dupree Rd. Lots of
everything. 3 families.

Lost 7:00 pm Saturday at Turner Cem-
etery, 1 M77 stainless 308 Rugar rifle
with scope and case. BCSO has been
contacted. Please call 219-4105 or con-
tact the Sheriffs Office. 2/1 p

Notice to readers:
The newspaper often publishes classified
advertising on subjects like work-at-home,
weight loss'products, health rodtuetS'While '
thernewspaper uses reasonable: discretion
in deciding on publication of such ads, it
takes no responsibility as to the truthful-
ness of claims. Respondents should use
caution and common sense before send-
ing any money or making other commit-
ments based on statements and/or prom-
ises; demand specifics in writing. You can
also call the Federal Trade Commission at
1-877-FTC-HELP to find out how to spot
fraudulent solicitations. Remember: if it
sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
- The Baker County Press
Executive director for mental health
clinic in Baker County, MA required,
licensed preferred. Fax resumes to 259-
4671. 2/ic
A/C and duct installer, must be experi-
enced. 259-8038. 1/11-2/1 p

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Is 799 S. 6th St., Ma
New home on Jonathan St. nearing completion. Nice frame
home with vinyl siding. 3 BR, 2 BA, master suite with
tray ceiling. Master bath has 2 lavatories, tub and shower.
Central heat and air. On the market for $159,900

New Listing 4 BR, 2 BA 1440 SF doublewide on one city
lot. Fresh paint and new carpet. Nice wood deck. Fenced
yard. Located near US 90 and I-10 in Glen St. Mary.
Reduced- Ten high and dry acres zoned for horses. Located
3 miles west of Glen St. Mary off of US 90. Good road
frontage. Modular, manufactured and conventional homes
welcome Reduced to $100,000
New Listing- Peaceful setting on private lane. High and dry
2h acres with 140O4de in good condition.
3 BR, 2 BA split de L porch. 2 miles north
of Glen St. Mary. Priced to sell $129,900
Fixer upperfor hunter/fisherman. 1994 1296 SF 3 BR, 2
BA MH on 2.73 ac p kitchen and sleep-
ing area. Near Oce." i. Needs a little work.

2nd shift storeroom clerk, must have
computer knowledge, salary $13.08/
hour. We are an EEOC, drug free work-
place. We offer 401k, health insurance,
paid holidays and vacation. Apply at
Gilman Building Products, CR 218,
Maxville, FL or fax resume to 904-289-
7736. 1/25-2/15c
Building Products industry seeks an
ambitious, energetic, mechanical-
ly included person for management
trainee position. Prefer 2 year degree.
We are an EECC, drug free workplace.
We offer 401k, health/dental/life insur-
ance, paid holidays and vacation. Apply
at Gilman Building Products, CR 218,
Maxville, FL. or fax resume to 904-289-
7736. 2/1-15c
Dental receptionist, must have at least
three years experience at working front
desk in a cenrialroflicn F re6,uri'alto
Dr.-iRomeo .at, )-9978:.1' tOnphthe
calls. 1/25-2/1c
Groundskeeper. Full time general care/
maintenance of grounds in S. GA, 15
miles north of Macclenny. Live on site
with your family in house provided,
plus salary & benefits. Drug test &
background check, EOE. Apply 3562
Lenox Ave., Jacksonville or call 904-
387-0491. 2/1-15p
A Touch of Grass Lawn Service needs
experienced full time lawn mainte-
nance worker with valid Florida drivers
license. 259-7335. 3/23tfc
Local home care agency looking for
full time/part time Physical Therapist
and Occupational Therapist. Contact
Linda at 259-3111. 5/25tfc

Jim Smith, Real Estate Broker
Sales Associates
Josie Davis Mark Lancaster
Juanice Padgett Andrew P. Smith
Teresa Yarborough Shannon Jackson

cclenny ** 259-6555
Nearly new 2004
BA front deck on Il
appreciate. $209,000

1984 SF, 3 BR, 2
horses. Must see to

Nice older MH completely renovated & new additions. 3
BR, 1 BA, FP, screen & open porch, abv. ground pool,
privacy fence. Large storage buildings..88 acre corner
lot. Reasonably priced at $89,900 Owner will consider
financing with 20% down.
OWNER FINANCING~ Investment opportunity!
Restaurant building and land across street from courthouse.
The building is currently rented to a barbecue restaurant.
This is a prime location (300 East Macclenny Avenue (US
Hwy. 90). Near hospital, doctor offices, city/county offices
and downtown business district. Plenty of parking on .6
acre with 129 front feet on US Hwy. 90 and approximately
205' on Third St. Sale includes building, land and equip-
ment listed on original rental agreement.
New vinyl siding home nearing completion. 3 BR, 2 BA,
2 car garage and porch. Master suite with walk-in closet.
Master bath has 2 lavatories, tub and shower. Central heat
and air. Affordably priced at $159,900

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3,004 sq. ft.. 4/3.5
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Lot 26 Montgomery B
1,261 sq.ft., 3/2

Lot 49 Cumberland A
3.897 sq. ft.. 5/4.5 $273.750
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SNow accepting applications for full
time employment. Valid class A or B
CDL with Hazmat and tanker endorse-
ments required, good driving record
a must, local routes/home every
night. Serious inquires only. Call
259-2314 or send resume to Stone
Transport Services LLC, P.O. Box 1229,
Macclenny, FL 32063. 2/1c
Autocrafters Collision Repair needs
experienced auto body technicians, I-
Car certified, full benefit package. Apply
in person at 180 S. Lowder St. or call
Duwayne Higgs at 259-3001. 2/1-8p
Experienced painters needed. Must
have tools, benefits after 90 days. 259-
5877. 12/30tfc
Certified nursing assistants, 3:00-
11:30 pm and 11:00 pm-7:30 am, full-
time/part-time and PRN, great work
environment, must pass FDLE, back-
ground screening and be dependable.
Macclenny Nursing & Rehab, 755 S.
5th St./Hwy 228. Apply in person or call
Sharon at 259-4873. 2/1
Pest control/lawn technician needed,
opportunity to learn a trade with great
career potential for hard worker, $10/
hour to train. Medical, dental, retire-
ment, life, $26k plus. Must have a valid
Florida driver's license. 904-726-9332.
2/1 p
Northeast Florida State Hospital, a
Governor's Sterling award winner, is
currently seeking to fill the follow-
ing position: Mental Health Security
Specialist. Selected applicants will
be hired as county employees, eligi-
ble for county benefits. However, the
physical location of employment will
be on site at Northeast Florida State
Hospital, located at 7487 S. SR 121,
Macclenny, FL 32063, 904-259-6211
ext. 1175 and 259-7104 fax. Salary will
be determined based upon applicable
position. Applications and position
information, class specifications and
position descriptions are available to
pick up at NEFSH, Human Resources,
Administration Building at the address
listed upon, Room #10. The position
will be posted in accordance with Baker
.:,. posting requirements for a
period of 14 days. Posting will begin
on Monday, January 29, 2007 and will
close on Monday, February 12, 2007. A
faxed resume can be accepted. A coun-
ty application and the position informa-
tion mailed upon receipt of confirmed
fax. Applications cannot be considered
after ttie date closing date of February
12,2007. 2/1c
Travelodge is now accepting applica-
tions for desk clerk, must be able to
work all three shifts. Please apply in
person at 1651 S. Sixth St. No phone
calls. 1/25-2/1c
AVON the company for women. Call
Kaycee at 904-275-3215 or 1-866-2866
ISR. 2/1-8p
Drivers: Home daily! Local Routes!
Great'pay/benefits. CDL A/B, 1 year
perience. with Ha- jat.iart. ,r. Quick
:uil Fleel Ser 'i,,s IC1 522-6287 x
202. 2/1 p
Immediate need for Family Practice
APRN in Macclenny, $10,000 bonus,
no recruiters please, careers@wellspot.
com or call 205-988-9577. 2/1-22p
Scheduling coordinator needed
Monday-Thursday for dental office of
Dr. George Weeks in Macclenny. Email
resumes to drweeksl@nefcom.net or
fax to 904-259-5926. Call 259-4649
with any questions. 2/1c
Northeast Florida State Hospital, a
Governor's Sterling award winner, is
currently seeking to fill Human Service
Worker II positions. Our location
is 7487 S. SR 121, Macclenny, FL.
Starting salary is $767.94 bi-weekly.
Duties include assisting adult psychi-
atric individuals with activities of daily
living and personal hygiene maintaining
a clean environment for the individuals
and recording data in the clinical record.
Qualifications: One year experience in a
medical psychiatric, nursing or child
care setting or working with develop-
mentally disabled persons. College or
vocational/technical training can sub-
stitute at the rate of 30 semester, 45
quarter or 720 classroom hours for the
required experience. Applications are to
be completed at www.myflorida.com.
For additional information call 259-6211
ext. 1686. 2/1
Company specializing in erosion con-
trol now hiring the following positions:
Crew leaders, equipment operators,
laborers, class A CDL drivers. Valid
driver's license a MUST. Fax resume to
904-275-3292 or call 275-4960. EOE.

Drug free workplace. 2/1p
Part-time cook & servers. Apply in
person @ Fraser's Food Store in Glen.
259-2525. 1/25-2/1 p
Franchise. Huddle House Franchise
available in Macclenny. Own your own
business just $80,000 upfront capital
with our build-to-suit program. 870-
367-9623. 2/1-15p
Caregiver for elderly man, five days
per week, room, board & paid vacation.
Need references and own transporta-
tion. 509-4655. 2/1 c

The Thrift Shoppe, a local business
with plenty of traffic, well established,
great opportunity for the right person.
Serious inquires only please. 259-5773
or 904-536-2256. 2/1tfc
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Notice to Readers
All real estate advertising in this newspaper
is subject to the Fair Housing Act which
makes it illegal to advertise "any preference,
limitation or discrimination based on race,
color, religion, sex, handicap, familiar status
or national origin, or an intention, to make
any such preference, limitation or discrimi-
nation." Familial status includes children
under the age of 18 living with parents or
legal custodians, pregnant women and peo-
ple securing 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 hereby
informed that all dwellings advertised in this
newspaper are available on an equal oppor-
tunity basis. To complain of discrimination,
call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777. The
toll free telephone number for the impaired
is 1-800-927-9275.
1996 Homes of Merit, 28x68 on 3
acres. 3 BR, 2 BA open floor plan with
stone fireplace, large kitchen, lots of
cabinets and counter space, including
dishwasher, side-by-side refrigerator,
electric range, large master suite with
walk-in closet, master BA with garden
tub, separate shower, double sinks,
$134,500. Very motivated seller. 259-
5895 after 5:00 pm. 2/1-8p
10 acres in the county, homeplace, high
& dry, 2 mobile homes singlewide and
doublewide, large oaks, highway front-
age, hayfield, $199,900, will divide. 904-
591-2916. 2/1 p
Land & home package. 1-10 acres, sin-
glewides, doublewides & homes. 904-
591-2916. 2/1 p
1994, 2 BR, 2 BA singlewide on 2
acres, $70,000. 545-4764 or 259-5573.
Elegant entrance brick home. 4 BR, 2
SBA,2400 SF'heated, 13' ceilings, great
room,-living-room, dining room, break-
fast area, kitchen w/white cabinets, both
bathrooms w/jacuzzi, master BA/walk-
in shower, security system, surround
sound in great room, large sunroom
next to a screened inground pool. Brand
new 13 seer, high efficiency heat pump.
Sprinkler system, beautiful landscaping.
2 room detached garage w/12' alumi-
num lean to and a fenced area. All on 1
acre which has an underground petsafe
invisible fence. Wonderful neighbor-
hood. Great location. Serious inquires
only. $380,000. 259-4602 or 259-6546
or 219-2842. 8/24tfc
FSBO. 10 acres, several miles outside
of Glen, 1/10 mile off Hwy 90, nice
property, prime location, restricted to
homes, horses allowed; $135,000. 259-
3878. 11/30tfc
Peace & quiet. Brand new 3 BR 2
BA Destiny doublewide mobile home
on 4.36 acres, high quality home,
$145,000. 838-3130. 1/25-3/15p
Copper Creek, 1127 Copperfield Circle,
3 years old, all brick, 4 BR, 3 BA, 2417
SF, 2 car garage, gas fireplace, security
and speaker systems throughout, sur-
round sound, central vacuum, irrigation
systems, custom blinds and drapes,
$279,000. 259-9000. 2/1 p
Country charmer just off Crews Road,
brand new 3 BR, 2 BA Destiny double-
wide mobile home on 2.87 acres, super
nice, $135,000. 838-3130. 1/25-3/15p
Land home package. New 1600 sf, 4
BR, 2 BA on 1.5 acre in Baker County
on St. Mary's River, $130,000. 259-
8028. 1/11-2/1c

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2.25 acres, high & dry, fish pond &
complete setup, ready to move on!
Homes & mobile homes. Georgia Bend,
15 minutes to 1-10, $50,000, owner
financing or 10% cash discount. 912-
843-8118. 9/28tfc
1.28 acre lot with well & septic off
Woodlawn Rd., $45,000. Please call
904-813-3091, 10/12tfc
2 acres includes all improvements,
north of Sanderson, $24,900. 259-
8028. 1/11-2/1 c
FSBO. Copper Creek Hills, Unit III, 2
large lot $65,000 each, 1 lot @ $55,000.
Please telephone 904-813-1580.1/25tfc
75x125 lot in Glen St. Mary, $29,000.
Call 904-838-0035. 11/23tfc
5 acres off 185, set-up, $38,000. 259-
8567 or 651-3216. 1/11-2/1 p

3 BR, 1 BA in the city, no smoking,
no pets, $850/month, 1st, last $500
deposit. 813-5558. 2/1 p
Executive 2 story, 3000 SF, 4 BR. 2.5
BA, loft, double garage. 904-343-6838
or 904-343-5044. 2/1 p
Mobile homes, 2 and 3 BR, A/C, no
pets, $500-$550 plus deposit. 904-860-
4604. 3/17tfc
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home at Cozy
Corners Mobile Home Park, $550/
month, 1st, last and $300 deposit. 259-
7335. 1/11tfc
3 BR, 2 BA doublewide mobile home
on 2.5 acres, possible 4th BR or study.
Call Bruce @ 838-3130. 1/25-2/1 p
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home with porch,
central heat & A/C, large yard, no inside
pets, $625/month plus deposit. 259-
6849. 1/25-2/1p
2 BR, 2 BA mobile home with fireplace
on 4.5 acres, $650/month with $500
deposit. Call Bruce @ 838-3130..
1/25-2/1 p

Vacation rentals: Smokey Mountain
cabin with front stream, near Cherokee,
NC, Gatlinburg, TN, Dollywood and
Pigeon Forge, $325/week. 386-752-
0013. 2/1-4/19p

New Fleetwood homes. 2007 models
sold for thousands less. Drive a little,
save a lot. 259-1100. 1/11-2/1c
New 2006, 28x44, 2 BR, 2 BA
Fleetwood, was $47,900, now $42,900.
Yarborough Homes 259-8028.
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Office space, US 90, Glen. 259-6735.


Monday & Thursday 8:00 pm
SMacclenny Church of Christ
275-3617 or 259-8257

COUNTRY LAND 4.75 acres in
beautiful old nursery plantation.
Cleared, fenced and ready to build your
home. MLS#333422, $150,000
ACREAGE 3.5 acres located just 35
miles from Jacksonville, mobile homes
allowed. MLS#341513, $49,900
53 ACRE FARM In Glen St. Mary
setup w/ elec./well/septic/fenced &
2 ponds waiting for your finishing
touches. MLS#307155, $700,000
BAKER COUNTY 3 Acres for mobile'
home or build to suit in Sanderson.
MLS#333770, $60,000
VACANT LAND 40 acres of land for
development south of Sanderson.
A great investment property.
MLS#329000, $600,000
great area w/2-car garage, detached
workshop, close to 1-10 & has tons of
extras. MLS#318595, $229,000
COUNTRY LIVING! Four acres in
Bryceville w/doublewide mobile home
and concrete block workshop. Home
sold AS IS. MLS#329232, $168,500

WELL MAINTAINED Open floor plan
3BR/2BA in nice area of Macclenny.
Approx. 1.5 acres w/ over 1,800 sq ft.
MLS#344923, $265,000


This is limbo. Sports purga-
tory. The shadow world between
the AFC and NFC championship
games and the Super Bowl. All
we have to watch are meaning-
less early season NBA games,
hockey and college basketball.
I watched the Gators squeak
by Mississippi State and beat
up on Auburn to retain their #1
basketball ranking. But I long for
Unlike my son Spencer, who
gets his football fix by watch-
ing the literally hours and hours
of pre-game hype dished out by
ESPN and the NFL network, I
am going cold turkey.
I try to do this every year with
varying degrees of success. I at-
tempt to treat the Super Bowl as
just another game. Many Super
Bowl games are Super Busts be-
cause the players get so caught
up in the hype they come onto the
field wound up like bed-springs.
Of the XL games no I don't
mean extra large, its that whole
Roman numeral thing designed
to make it seem even more pre-
tentious only a handful have
been great games.
Does this one have the poten-
tial? Sure it does. They all have.
the potential; they just don't live
up to it.
Will it be? Probably not. Ei-
ther the Bears defense will shut
down the Colts or Peyton Man-
ning will pick them apart. Hard
to say which will happen, how-
As much as I hate to add to
the hype, this one has a lot of ap-
pealing stories. The two coaches
are good friends who happen to
be black. They are the first black
-Super Bowl coaches.
Manning is in his first champi-
onship after being less that super
in previous playoff appearances.
Add to that the fact he is facing a
Gator quarterback. Peyton Man-
ning has never beaten a Gator
However, Rex Grossman has
been far from impressive from
the midpoint of the season. In
fact, there are polls out there to
'"3'cidiF %hether Grosiiian is the
"worst quarterback evef'tb start a
Super Bowl.
I loved Ron Zook's comment
on Grossman. Zook, who is the
Illinois head coach coached
Grossman at Florida, said some-
thing to the effect that of the 32
NFL quarterbacks, only 2 are left
standing. Not bad odds.
I don't know if Grossman can
put together enough offense to
beat the Colts, but it only takes
one good game to win the ring.
There are some great quarter-
backs who couldn't make it hap-

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IMMACULATE 2BR/2.5BA town home w/
1 car garage in gated community, ceramic
tile, living/dining combo. Move In Ready!
MLS#348063, $174,500
INVESTOR WANTED 2.92 acres w/home &
mobile home if fast growing area, near 9A and
North Main Street. MLS#345238, $600,000
condominium, formal living/dining rooms,
ceramic tile in foyer, kitchen and both baths.
MLS#345954, $132,900

Ask Jim Kelly and a certain
Dan Marino.

Computer Maintenance Technician
Troubleshoot. repair & maintain
PC hardware; install & configure
software; help users with problems
and Helpdesk requests. Experienced
in troubleshooting and repairing
computer hardware and installing &
configuring software for Windows
-r"'. i- I:, High school diploma
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for associate's degree or certificate in
related area. BS in Computer Science
a plus.
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Application deadline:
February 15, 2007
College application required. Position
details and application available on the
web at: www.lakecitycc.edu
Human Resource Development.
Lake City Community College
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: (386) 754-4314
Fax: (386) 754-4594
E-mail: boettcherg@lakecitycc.edu
LCCC is accredited by the Southern
associationn of Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education &


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leather seats, walk-in condo sleepers, and new air-ride front suspension
for a smoother ride than you have ever experienced. Home several nights
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NEW SIDING A great 3BR/2BA in a very
desirable area, cul-de-sac, great yard with
unparalleled neighbors. MLS#348631,

right, gas/wood fireplace, finished patio,
large backyard, & finished side entry garage.
MLS#347301, $275,000


COUNTRY LIVING 28 plus acres of
vacant high and dry land in MacClenny.
MLS#317891, $630,000
partially cleared w/ paved road
frontage. Already split in two parcels.
MLS#312559, $138,000
IMMACULATE 2005 3BR/2BA home
on .31 acres, open floor plan, big
backyard, screened porch, and privacy
fenced. MLS#333101, $215,000
BRICK 4BR/2BA on .27 acre w/
privacy fence, 3 yr. old roof, storage
building and large backyard.
Immaculate! MLS#346143, $165,000
3BA, 2,480 sq ft on 5.14 acre, 4-stall
barn w/ feed & tackle room, fenced
and desirable area. MLS#313581,
home with custom fence, crown
molding, large screen lanai, & jetted
tub. Many possibilities! MLS#315252,
- 3BR/2BA, 2,646 sq ft colonial home
on 10 acres including playground for
kids & man-made pond. MLS#325474,

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Coordinator, Advising
and Student Development
This is a professional position
responsible for planning, organizing,
staffing, coordinating, reporting and
budgeting for the Office of Advising
and Student Development. Will conduct
student advising and lead the areas
of advising, dual enrollment, career
development, and multicultural student
programming. Master's degree in
student personnel or a closely related
field, and two years experience in
management/supervisory role. See
complete position details on College
web site. College application, resume
and copy of transcripts required.
Application available on the web at:
Salary: Based on degree and
experience, plus benefits.
Application deadline:
March 2, 2007
Human Resource Development
Lake City Community College
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: (386) 754-4314
Fax: (386) 754-4594
E-mail:, boettcherg@lakecitycc.edu
LCCC is accredited by the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in
Education & Employment


Custom Homes Additions Remodels

259-4893 ** 904-403-4781 cell.
5960 Lauramore Rd., Macclenny, FL 32063
RR License No. 282811470
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Centralshines again at dedication...
Clockwise from top: Marva Williams, in foreground, leads students in singing the school's th, .." '.,.. C,,r,,i l iA,I h. i.-
night." Seated at right are principal Clemmytee Daniels, and teachers Dorothy Arline, Armett i (o.". ,; ..,,. E,'., R,, .. C ..i.
Jefferson of Lake City, Faren Humes of Miami and Jeanette Givens of Sanderson give thanks ac P-' ..'. ,.' ,i i .i, '.*,. .., *, .
the benediction. "All of us have family that attended school here," the ladies said. Eugene Je,. r .,. ('.,*:,i;,.a .'. ,'! ,. -
man, praised teachers for the values and principles they instilled in him and fellow students an, .' :,, .,' '. ir .r.1 ..'. i .1 f, ,. -
perience he received at Central Elementary. Sisters Sharnaria and Shannah Ruise of Maragre,, i ..*, .- ,;i. ... I.. i, ml i.1i, i.',
and Mini Givens of Sanderson came all dolled up in elegant attire. Elder Givens spoke before i, I ...,"1 IIn' l' /' ,.,,
to this place Ifeel so fiee, God has brought us a long, long way.

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Water softeners Iron filters
Sales Rentals Service
Total water softener supplies
Salt delivery
Financing available -
797 S. 6th Street, Macclenny
All types of pest control
Call Eston, Shannon, Bryan,
Bill or Philip
Beverly Monds Owner
No job too small
Local business
Tree removal Light hauling
Stump removal
We haul or buy junk cars and trucks
We sell horses
Licensed Insured
Free estimates
24 hoOr service
Call Danny
Jesus is the Only Way
Air conditioners Heat pumps
Major appliances
24 hour, 7 day emergency service!
Call Vince Farnesi,

New systems & repairs
Field dirt Top soil
Bulldozer & backhoe work
Culverts installed
509-0930 cell
Professional painting
Pressure washing
Interior exterior
Residential commercial
Fully insured Locally owned
25 years experience
Locally owned & operated
Licensed & insured
Slab prep ~ Driveways
Finish mowing Boxblade work
Bushhog work
Serving Baker &
surrounding counties
Engineered trusses for your new
Home Barn Shed Etc.
Free estimates



Since 1963
Residential and Commercial
Pest control
Lawn and Shrub care
Termite protection
Damage repair guarantees
Free estimates Call today!
Sentricon Colony
Elimination System

Professional pressure cleaning
Reasonable rates
Homes, churches, businesses, etc.
Licensed & Insured
Camerson Coward
Small ponds Demolition
$400 per day
Custom house plans
to your specifications
Qualified Good references
Tree removal Light hauling
Stump removal
We haul or buy junk cars and trucks
We sell horses
Licensed Insured
Free estimates
24 hour service
Call Danny
Jesus is the Only Way
New roofs Roof repairs
Roof replacement
Free estimates
Move & set-up
Mobile home pads & upgrades
Honest & dependable
259-3763 or 509-7550
Licensed & Insured

Grading Mowing Culverts
Specializing in driveways
Slag or milling
Basic cleaning
Residential & Commercial
Culverts Installed
Tim Johnson
6/1 tfc
2" and 4" wells
Water & iron conditions installed
Call Roger or Roger Dale
Licensed & Insured
Family owned & operated
Design / Build
Your plans or our plans
Bentley Rhoden -
CBC060014 3/14tfc
NHC, FHIA & NACHI Certified
Serving North Florida and
South Georgia
259-5416 fax

Heating* Air Electrical service
Licensed and Insured
Lic. #ET11000707
Lie. #RA13067193,
Lic. #RA13067194 4/21


Well drilling
Water softners & iron filters
New septic systems
Drain field repairs
We're your water experts
Celebrating our 31st year
in business.
Credit cards gladly accepted
Fully licensed & insured
Florida & Georgia
Build on your lot or ours
Your plans or ours
Model home in Copper Creek
Oils, acrylics, watercolors,
canvases, drawing pads
& much more!
110 South Fifth Street

Complete site & underground
utility contractor, Land clearing
We sell dirt & slag
Hourly rate available on:
grader, dozer & trackhoe work
Dirt starting at $85/load
Mitch Canaday, Jr.



See our catalogs at
The Office Mart, 110 South 5th Street,
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)
Fall & winter hours
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
10:00 am-6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am 2:00 pm

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Road construction
Clearing Excavation
Equipment Hauling
Culvert pipe
Driveway installation


Fill dirt ~ Millings Slag
Concrete washout
Land clearing ~ Fish ponds
Road built
Houses/buildings demo
Inground pools demo
904-445-8836 days
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