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Title: The Baker County press
Uniform Title: Baker County press (Macclenny, Fla. 1929)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Tate Powell
Place of Publication: Macclenny Fla
Creation Date: February 22, 2007
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77th Year, aol. 44 Thursday, February 22, 2007 Macclenny, Florida 500





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County appears
What was originally billed as a free-wheeling county commission v
workshop on the complexities of growth management on February 1
19 turned out to be a "get acquainted" session with two Clayi County
lawyers who will likely represent Baker County in
future deliberations with developers.
Halfway through the discussion with attorney
John Kopelousos and partnerRobert Bradley Jr. of
Orange Park, it became apparent they were vying
for what may turn out to be a lucrative relationship
with Baker County, which is in the initial stages of
dealing with DRIs (developments of regional im-
pact) like Cedar Creek and other large-scale land
use matters.
No specific mention was made during the work-
shop Monday about a contract relationship, but the
lawyers who specialize in land use law indicated a
review of the county's relationship with the Adrian
Development Group proposing the 7000-unit Ce-
dar Creek is needed.
For now, the county commission appeared con-
tent to pay them on an hourly basis: $175 for Mr.
Bradley; $250 for Mr. Kopelousos.
The initial presentation was made by Mr. Ko-
pelousos, a native of Starke who says he began
practicing in Clay County about the time it ran
head-on into a growth spurt that has continued
virtually unabated since. He has represented both
developers and government, and was involved in
large-scale projects like Eagle Harbor off US 17
south of Orange Park, a DRI development.
The senior partner told the county board he
has been involved in five DRIs during a 20-year
practice specializing in growth management. He
described the commission's role as ensuring that
the cost of increased services resulting from a de- Commissioners


ready to hire gri
'elopment are paid by the developers (ultimately by the purchasers of
ots and homes), and holding off on any plans until then.
"You've got the whip hand and a developer is dead in the water if


listen to presentation by Mr. Kopelousos (background, right) during Monday's workshop


cwth attorneys
he doesn't get his building permits," stressed Mr. Kopelousos. "You
need to be making the decisions one way or another."
With that last sentence he was referring to the dynamics of go\ -
erning in counties \ here the pull of developers and in-
creased tax base has to be balanced with "quality of life"
decisions like how many homes per acre, utility systems
and roads.
As part of the Eagle Harbor project, the attorney re-
called that Clay County and the Florida Department of
Transportation required two additional lanes on US 17
for the traffic load, and had the power to stop issuing
building permits if it wasn't done.
"A developer is trapped between what is right and
greed," he said to chuckles from commission members
and the audience. "When you grant a development order,
you'll have to amend it later. It's a game to attack public
officials," he warned.
Mr. Kopelousos echoed an often-repeated line that
Interstate 10 cutting east and west across Baker County
guarantees it will be attractive to developers looking for
r' .? open spaces in northeast Florida.
.- "If you'd had that going for you in Clay County,
there'd be 400,000 people there by now," he speculated.
Tony Robbins, a planning consultant x working with
i Adrian on Cedar Creek, prompted a sometimes confus-
ing discussion with Mr. Kopelousos and Mr. Bradley
over the sequence of submission to the state both the ini-
tial DRI application, which the county has once rejected;
and the required large scale land use change.
Mr. Robbins argued, as did Adrian officials that No-
vember night when the county turned the application
down because it didn't address key growth areas, that the
DRI process has to be initiated before key agencies hand
p. (See page 2)


Suspect critical after SUV

overturns fleeing deputies
A Lake Butler man remained on CR 127 north of Sanderson.
in critical condition at Shands Deputy Wayne Limbaugh
Jacksonville early this week after said he was nearly struck by the
overturning his SUV attempting 1999 Ford Expedition as it ac-
to flee from two county deputies celebrated
toward
him from a
residence
on Clayton
"O0O Ave. about
o 0 11:00 pm
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way, and _
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Deputy
William Hilliard in a second pa-
tro, car sped off after it turned
west on Five Churches Road,
(See page 2)


Count administrationpushing for 15% increase

n building, zoningplanninggarbage fee schedules
County Manager Joe Cone other government entities cur- tents as in the case of off-site mit fees for burned structure
will huddle again with depart- rently charge, and no reason sales by car dealers. is based on the fact that mos
ment heads to firm up recom- for fee income to lag behind V Charge for copying public insurance settlements include
mendations for across the board a department's actual operat- records in the building and zon- money for them, according t
fee increases for services rang- ing expenses. He indicated the ing departments and notarizing Mr. Hathcox. In other areas lik
ing from building fees to solid building, zoning and planning documents. the reciprocal fees for contract
waste collection assessments. departments are examples of v Up the fee from $35 to tors coming into Baker County
Mr. Cone broached the po- that. $100 for Compp. cards" to li- it is common practice else
tentially touchy political subject Mr. Cone's memo from a censed building contractors where.
during a February 19 workshop February 6 department manag- from out-of-county, and assess A round of similar increase
with the Baker County Commis- er's meeting recommends the a $35-50 "filing fee" on con- is proposed in the zoning anc
sion, which may have to dig for commission: tractors in lieu of purchasing a planning offices: $100 morc
ways to recoup lost revenue if / Increase building permit business license, to $550 for final development
the Homestead Exemption level fees 15 percent. According to building official plans plus $20 an acre; a whop
is raised as favored by newly- V Begin charging churches Robert Hathcox, who is urging ping hike from $150 for pre
sworn Governor Charlie Crist. permit fees. fee hikes, the 15 percent trans- liminary development plans t
Whether that happens or not, v Begin charging permit fees lates into an increase of $115 on $500 plus $20 an acre.
the county manager told the for re-construction of buildings a new home valued at $160,000 For zoning changes, go front
board this week there's ample destroyed or damaged by fire. up from $756. $150 and $114 to $250 each fo
room to hike fees based on what V Charge inspection fees for The logic in enacting per- (See page 2)


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Seeks fee increases


(From page 1)

review and advertising, plus the
$20 per acrecharge for any traet
in excess of one acre.
Flat fees are recommended in
several areas where the county
currently charges nothing for re-
views: final plat and DRIs $500
plus $20 per acre; $100 each ve-
hicle for storage permits and the
same for applications for division
of existing homesteaded tracts.
Manager Cone hinted strongly
the current solid waste annual fee
of $55 be raised to come closer
to the actual cost of maintaining
the refuse collection sites and
transporting it to the New River
Landfill. Corresponding fees
for fire protection were recently
raised 10 percent.
The county will also look into
an apparent disparity in the col-
lection of telecommunication
taxes which range from .064%
onto bills in Baker County to
6.02% for Macclenny residents
and 5.3% for Glen St. Mary resi-
dents.
Because the tax is allocated
based on ZIP codes, one theory
is Baker County gets penalized
because residents in non-incor-
porated areas are wrongly pre-
sumed to live in Macclenny and
Glen.
"Something's wrong with
those numbers, and we should
find out what it is," suggested
Mr. Cone.
Commissioner Mike Griffis,
general manager of NEFCOM,
the local telephone company,
said billing could be pegged to
existing 911 addresses to solve
that discrepancy.
Before any fees are increased,
the commission will consider the
package in a future workshop or
regular meeting, then schedule


.public hearings based on the new
rates.
Commissioner Gordon Crews
suggested revisions be6 aimed at,
gradual increases and the count.
not attempt to "catch up all at
once."
During the same workshop,
Commissioner Alex Robinson
tossed out for consideration em-
ploying a professional lobbyist
in Tallahassee.
The person would be in ad-
dition to one on the payroll of
the Small County Coalition, to
which Baker County subscribes.
Mr. Robinson suggested that
someone charged with looking
out for Baker County's interest
in funding, grants and other mat-
ters may be a good investment.
Lobbyist arrangements are com-
mon among the state's larger
counties.
On the suggestion of Com-
missioner Julie Combs, Mr.
Robinson will look further into
the concept.


Flips SUV d
(From page 1)

then south on 127.
The second deputy said driver
Kelvin Givens, 35, lost control
on a sharp curve near Sanderson
Circle and the SUV flipped sev-
eral times before coming to rest
on the west shoulder. Mr. Givens
was not wearing a seat belt and
was ejected. He was found un-
responsive about 20 yards from
the vehicle and stablized by a
rescue crew before being flown
by helicopter to Shands from the
Sanderson landing zone.
The officers had driven up to
the residence to serve a warrant


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: dodwi .pecilik s on what they will'
Require in, areas 'like transporta-
tion and sanitation.
Attorney Bradley told the
board he and his partner need to
take a close look at documents
generated by the Cedar Creek
project so far, including a recent
memo in which Adrian addressed
the county's objections back in
November.
Ginger Barber, who wears sev-
eral hats as director of the Baker
County Development Commis-
sion apd Chamber of Commerce,
said Monday she was speaking
for the Baker County Hospital
Authority on the health element
and feared the "55 and older"
feature for most of Cedar Creek
will result in a deluge of Medi-
care patients at the 25-bed Fraser
Hospital.
"You can't make any mon-


uring chase
on Julia Perkins, 38, wanted for
failing to keep a court appear-
ance. Ironically, they later learned
Mr. Givens is wanted on a simi-
lar charge in Union County.
Deputy Hilliard said he was
behind the Ford SUV but slowed
down moments before the crash
because the suspect's estimated
65 mph speed was too fast to ne-
gotiate the curve.
Mr. Givens is expected to be
charged with felony fleeing and
aggravated assault on a law of-
ficer for attempting to run down
Deputy Limbaugh. Both are sec-
ond-degree felonies.


,ey with Medicare; the hospital
won't make it," predicted Ms.
Bar'hbe, \\ho is, also secretary to
the .utllho0 lt.. ,' I
The commission wants to meet
with the lawyers at least once be-
fore a second public hearing on
the Cedar Creek transmittal is
held next month.
In other growth-related devel-
opments this week, the commis-
sion approved without comment
the 50-unit first phase of the
Greystone Subdivision east of
Glen St. Mary off US 90.
Owner FM Florida Land Co.
LLC, an arm of Melborne-based
Forte Macaulay, scaled back the
scope of the project when the
housing market sagged late last
year, and home building giant
KB Homes has backed out of the
project. The owner is said to be
close to a deal.with a substitute.
Included as part of the plat is a
performance bond assuring that
the owner's recently constructed
roads, drainage and surface im-
provements comply with county
specifications for a period of.
three years. Eventually they will
become the purview of a hom-
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What ifall jobs ended like NFL coaches


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MY SIDE OF

THE MATTER
ROBERT GERARD

It's a good thing that the rest of
the working world doesn't oper-
ate the same way as the National
Football League. If it did, none
of our jobs would be safe.
No, you haven't turned to the
sports page by mistake. This is an
erstwhile humor column with a
decidedly sports feel.
Last week, the San Diego
Chargers fired Coach Marty
Schottenheimer after he lost the
opening round game of the play-
offs. I know what you're saying.
Coaches come and go, what's so
strange about that?
Well, Schottenheimer was the
winningest coach in the NFL this
season. He led the Chargers to a
14-2 record and a division title.
The Chargers were the best team
in football. They just had trouble
in their playoff game.
So, Schottenheimer got
canned and replaced by Norv
Turner, a journeyman coach who
had struggled with such teams as
the Jets and the Redskins.
I hope that other employers
don't take the NFL model to
heart. If that's the case, job secu-
rity is out the window. Here's a
look at how it might go.
Jim McGauley: Bob, I'm
afraid that the Press has to let
you go.
Bob Gerard: What! Why?
Jim: Well, your last two col-
umns weren't very funny and we
just can't take a -chance on you.
We pay you to be funny.
Bob: They were a little funny.
Some people liked that Super
Wal-Mart column.
Jim: I wanted to talk to you
about that one. You left out the
hyphen between Wal and Mart in
one of your paragraphs. Sloppy.
Very sloppy.
Bob: Who's my replacement?
Jim: Art Buchwald.
Bob: Art Buchwald? Didn't
he just die?
Jim: Yes. We got him for a
very good price. We're paying
him more than we pay you, of
course, but it will be worth it
with the notoriety we get from
having a dead humorist.
Hey, such a thing could hap-
pen if we follow the NFL model.
Here's another look at a business
meeting.
Fox, Chairman Rupert Mur-
doch: Come in Mr. Cowell. Have
a seat.
Simon Cowell: Good morn-


Causedpain,


aggravation

Dear Editor:
I want to write about how
upset I am and surprised at how
the world has become so dishon-
est that someone would steal my
motorcycle from the Food Lion
parking lot on February 18. I
guess you never know what it's
like until something is taken
from you.
The thief or thieves must have
had nothing better to do and very
low self-esteem to do this to
someone who really needed to
sell his motorcycle to pay some
very important bills. What is this
world coming to?
Whoever it was that had to
have my bike, you should know
if you read this you have caused
me a great deal of pain and ag-
gravation. If anyone knows any-
thing about this theft, please call
the sheriff's department. I'll give
some kind of reward for the re-
covery of my bike.
Robert Phillips
Macclenny
(The writer left his motorcycle on the
east side of the lot facing South 6th with
a "for sale" sign on it. The steering
mechanism had to be unlocked by force


in order to drive it off.)


ing.
Fox: I'll get right to the point
Simon. We're going to have to
fire you.
Simon: What! Why? Ameri-
can Idol is the most popular
show on television.
Fox: Yes, and we're very
happy 'about that. However, your
ratings have slipped. You didn't
rate higher than the Super Bowl.
Simon: The Super Bowl? No-
body rates higher than the Super
Bowl. Only the World Cup rates
higher than the Super Bowl.
Fox: Ah, the World Cup. An-
other reason you should go. But
don't worry. We have another job
lined up for you.
Later in another city.
Head of the Republican Party:
Good afternoon Mr. President.
We have some bad news.
Pres. Bush: A terrorist attack?


More problems in Iraq?
GOP: Nothing like that. Your
approval rating is below 30 per-
cent. We're going to have to ask
for your resignation.
Bush: My resignation? I'm
the leader of the Free World.
GOP: Were. Were.
Bush: Dick Cheney is replac-
ing me?
GOP: Heavens no. Mr. Presi-
dent, meet Simon Cowell. Presi-
dent Cowell, President Bush.
Simon: I can't see how this is
a good idea. Besides, I'm Brit-
ish.
GOP: A formality.
Bush: What will you do about
those Iraqi insurgents?
Simon: Um ... can they sing?
And.finally:
Head of Sleazy Website: Miss
Hilton, please sit down.
Paris: Hi. What's up?


Sleaze: We're firing you as
the spokesmodel of GirlsGone-
Crazy.
Paris: Why?
Sleaze: You're not slutty
enough.
Paris: I'm not? I'm rich, I
spend outrageous amounts of
money, I have no job, and I make
homemade sex videos of myself.
What more can you want?
Sleaze: You've been replaced
by Brittany Spears. That whole
crazy ex-husband thing has made
her more appealing than you.
Paris: I could do another vid-
eotape.
Sleaze: Sorry.
Paris: Oh, well. It was start-
ing to be too much of a job be-
ing slutty. I'm off to St. Tropez.
Or maybe I could be coach of the
San Diego Chargers.


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Cool battle weekend was a welcome


relief for everyone except the 'skirted'


The

Back Porch
KELLEY LANNIGAN

Many things made my Olus-
tee Battle experience exception-
ally memorable this year. First
and foremost, it was cold.
Everywhere in the camps
the fires were burning. Numer-
ous pots of hot coffee were in
evidence. The woolen uniforms,
so misery-inducing in Florida's
typically sweltering climate,
were greatly appreciated by
the soldiers. Antebellum ladies
sported fashionable short jackets
and long capes. Bonnets graced
elegant heads and gloved hands
clasped linen and lace-covered
parasols. Although I didn't ask,
I felt confident that under those
breezy hoop skirts, ladies no
doubt were sporting an extra
petticoat and a second pair of
pantaloons to protect against the
nippy temperatures.
I am surely not the first to be
impressed with the hoop skirt.
These extraordinary devices
consist of a "cage" of descend-
ing hoops of increasing diameter
tethered together by cloth tapes
attached to a waistband. Hoop
skirts are impressive as a fashion
statement simply on the merit of
their structural design. However,
their great dramatic appeal to
me is that ladies from both sides
of the Mason/Dixon Line sup-
posedly used these astonishing
contraptions to smuggle weap-
ons and documents.
It you don't learn the proper
technique of sitting down in a
hoop skirt, the entire thing can
spring up into one's face and
horror of horrors, expose one's


unmentionabless" in public.
Fair damsels attending the
Olustee reenactment have mas-
tered an additional obstacle. Just
imagine the frenetic gyrations
necessary to negotiate the claus-
trophobic interior of a portable
toilet while wearing one of these
"cages" and you get the picture.
When asked about the particu-
lars of this challenging ritual,
one lady confided:
"Heaven help you if you're in
there and pull the wrong string
and your bloomers or something
else fall to the floor. You can
hardly bend over and pick them
up."
Inside the vendor's tents, mer-
chants selling clothing and blan-
kets seemed to be doing a brisk
business. I was among a group
of ladies gaily browsing through
seemingly endless rows of hoop
skirt forms, corsets and crino-
lines when the tent began to col-
lapse. Five fun-filled minutes
later, after some general confu-
sion and a few Houdini-like con-
tortions by the proprietor and his
staff pulling'ropes and righting
poles, the shoppers were once
again happily ensconced among
tables of period china and glass-
ware and garment racks hung
with silk and velvet reticules
(handbags).
I was treated to lunch at the
campsite of the 14th Rhode Is-
land re-enactors, a living history
program for high school stu-
dents. The students shared with
me their soldier's meal of stew,
cheese, hardtack and apples. A
tin cup of lemon water quenched
my thirst. I learned from the stu-
dents that lemons were used to
help disinfect water for drink-
ing.
Nearby, weary from battle,


re-enactor Tom Runions of the
33rd Alabama Infantry sank
into a chair outside his tent. He
closed his eyes and gingerly
raised a hand to his left temple.
Mock blood ran in a convincing
red trickle down the side of his
face, where a bullet had grazed
his head. From his exhausted
demeanor, authentic clothing
and bloody head, it was hard to
believe he had not just dragged
himself in from the line of fire.
Then softly on the cool breez-
es came the soft plucking of a
mandolin and the words from a
Steven Foster song:
I'll be a soldier and march to
the drum,
And lie in my tent when the
night shadows come;
I'll be a soldier with knap-
sack and gun,
And stand to my post 'till the
din of battle's done.


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MAJ. BOBBY HART
February 18,2007
CAMP VICTORY, Iraq-It's
funny how you obtain a reputa-
tion pretty quickly even when
you're not really trying.
When we were at Fort Mc-
Coy, I beat a couple of "young
guns" in pool one night and
some of our guys were watching.
So everyone started challeng-
ing me. The good thing was the
more I got challenged, the better
I started shooting, so I left as our
undisputed unit champion. I kept
telling everyone my pool prow-
ess is the result of a misguided
childhood.
Once we got to Iraq, I talked
to a sergeant from Tennessee who
was fishing in one of the lakes
and he promised to leave me his
rod and reel when he left to go
home. He did and I soon gained
the reputation for being the local
subject matter expert on fishing.
That reputation did have some
backing: I had something to fish
with, I was from Florida where
everybody thinks we do nothing
but fish, and I actually caught a
fish here and have a picture to
prove it.
So my rep continued to grow.
Last week I got an e-mail from
2nd Lt. Aaron Squiers, a platoon
leader from one of our subordi-
nate units from Michigan who
said he had ordered some fishing
gear and wanted to go out.
I grabbed the week-old din-
ner rolls I had scavenged from
the'chow hall and met himratone
of the lakes surrounding some
bombed out palaces. I was stand-
ing by the lake listening to Jimmy
Buffett and pretty much enjoying
life when Aaron and Maj. Todd
Kreykes came riding up in the
back of an ambulance. Aaron gets
out with a brand new fishing rod,
tackle box and lanyard around
his neck with the logo of the fish-
ing company on it. Todd had this
second hand telescoping rod that
when fully extracted was at least
15-feet long with a reel the size of
a golf ball on the end of it.
I told them where I had seen
some fish some mutant look-
ing things that look like a cross
between a small mouth bass and
a tarpon while I was running.
They actually caught a couple
before the MPs ran us off of their
dock. We kept moving around
the lake and they kept catching
fish. I did away with the bread
and borrowed a jig. Still noth-
ing.
We were on one end of the lake
when the evening prayers began,
followed by automatic weapon
fire and large explosions, all
within a few hundred meters of
where we were. After the good
lieutenant caught a few more,
he breaks out a scale and starts
weighing them. I said, "You're
starting to scare me now."
To make a short story long,
I left them still fishing with the
count at Aaron, five or six fish
landed, Todd, two, and me, one.
So much for the rep. I wonder


Not in spirit oflate Mr. Fraser


Dear Editor:
On Saturday, February 17
I was down on the floor at my
home and could not move. Rob-
ert and Tammy Dixon happened
to come by and I crawled to the
door to let them in. They helped
me get dressed and I called 911
because the pain in my hip was
excruciating. I really believe God
sent the Dixons to help me.
The rescue unit arrived and
they were the most pleasant peo-
ple you could imagine.
When we got to Fraser Hos-
pital, a nurse asked me why I did
not bring myself to the hospital,
and I said that was not feasible.
My sister Nazarene McKin-
ney came to see me, and a male
member of the staff came into the


room and she told him she was
speaking for me. He twice asked
her in a sarcastic manner "What
you say?" and I believe he was
trying to intimidate me and my
kind-hearted sister.
I feel these employees were
very unprofessional. I could hear
them talking about me as I lay
still waiting to be treated. Such
bad attitudes are certainly not
a good reflection on Ed Fraser,
for whom the hospital is named.
From the time I was a little boy,
I always heard of the kindness of
Mr. Fraser.
Certainly, these kind of rac-
ist individuals do not live up to
the name of that fine and caring
Christian gentleman,
Ben Muldrew, Macclenny







THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday February 22, 2007 Page 4

Macclenny man arrested for thefts

from storage trailer in north county


Kenneth Canaday, 36, of Mac-
clenny was arrested for grand
theft on February 12 after police
found several items at his Mclver
.St. residence that had been taken
from a mobile home off CR 127
north of Sanderson during recent
weeks.
The property belonged to
Charles Garber of Macclenny,
who stored it in the trailer belong-
ing to his ex-father-in-law James
Lauramore. The owner told Sgt.
Thomas Dyal he noticed items
missing from the trailer, and an-
other witness said Mr. Canaday
had contacted her a month ago
attempting to sell her a bow be-
longing to the victim.
Mr. Garber also identified
four fishing rods and reels found
in the suspect's back yard. Other
stolen items included tools and
small motors, and they were val-
ued at $875.
A half dozen thefts were re-
ported the past week at private
residences, some with likely
suspects but none resulting in ar-
rests..
Stripped copper wire valued
at $1000 was taken from a yard
at the residence of Lamar Bryant
on River Heights Dr. in Macclen-
ny sometime before February 16
when the theft was reported.
Two male suspects with a
history of property crimes and
drug addiction are suspected in
the incident, and were seen on

Arrest for

beingdrunk

infits at

EconoLodge

A Lake City man was arrested
for disorderly intoxication after
police twice Went to disturbance
calls at the Macclenny Econo
Lodge, where he said he was
attacked by a white male while
talking outside his room on a
cellphone.
Deputy Jeremy Moran said
Joshua Bell, 21, refused to calm
himself after the second com-
plaint and \ as taken to jail.
The officer first went to the
motel about 12:45 am and noted
Mr. Bell smelled strongly of al-
cohol and had scratches on his
hand and chin that he claimed
were inflicted by the assailant,
who confronted him about talk-
ing too loud on an outside bal-
cony.
Twenty minutes later came a
second disturbance call and dur-
ing questioning Mr. Bell became
agitated. Mr. Bell's sister, who
was staying in the same room,
confirmed his earlier story. Nei-
ther was able to tell police any-
thing further about; the alleged
assailant.
In other arrests, Ashley Dan-
iels, 22, was charged with do-
mestic violence assault for toss-
ing a brick through a side' door
window at her residence off
Pleasant Grove Church Road
near Sanderson the evening of
February 18.
Ms. Daniels and husband
William, 28, reportedly argued
multiple times that day and she
allegedly threatened him several
times before taking their 3-year-
old son outside the residence to a
vehicle. Mr. Daniels told Deputy
William Hilliard his wife broke
the windows after he locked her
out.
He also said she pulled out a
phone cord when he attempted to
call police, then he did so from
a neighbor's residence. The cou-
ple had beer estranged several
months.
Deputy Wayne Limbaugh said
he contacted the Department of
Children and Families because
the child was present during the
incidents.
A 13-year-old male was ar-
rested for domestic violence and
striking his mother the afternoon


of February 12.
The mother, 37, said her son
came home from school "irate"
and when she checked on him in
his bedroom about 4:00 the boy
struck her and broke four win-
dows with a softball. The inci-
dent took place at their residence
off Ohio St. in Macclenny.


the propertN b\ a J witness The
girlfriend of one of the suspects
ihes at the residence, and po-
lice were told the suspects were
a" are ot the copper w which had
been stripped from equipment as
surplus.
Craig Stmpkins said a .2
rifle, a dozen games and a PlaN,
Station valuedd at $35i0 w ere
taken from his residence on East
Ohio in Macclenni sometime
before the evening of Febrnarn
15. A shotgun aluied at $35l and
belonging to William Munc\ ot
Sanderson. an acquaintance of
Mr. Simpkins. %as also taken.
There \as no sign of forced
entrN. and Mr. Simpkins became
suspicious when he found a cloth
bag of ammunition on a bed in-
stead of in a bedroom closet.
Amber Ward told police on
Februan\ 13 the front door to her
residence on Deer\\ood Circle in
_Macclennm \\as open during the
t\o da\s someone entered and
took tmo rings and a watch h 'al-
ued at $1570. The\ were stored
in a bedroom
Games, a 2ame player, cam-
era. computer and coin collec-
tion were among property taken


at nudda', Febhrui- 12 from
the residence io Larm, Rile, on
South Bouleiard in lacclerin.,
Deputy Bill Starling said it ap-
pears a iear door \'.ns forced
open to jaini entr,. and footprints
ere tound in the ,,ard and near
a pniac', fence.
A w itne<, told the officer she
sa\ t'\o black mnales, of luienile
age l imbimg the fence that da\.
The huinlar\ occurred be-
tween l1l:11 am-2:15 pin and
\alie of the nmsllsin' items \\a<
placed at $21I.N68.
Jessie Fletcher reported a bull-
dot. alued at -ti i taken from
outside Ils residence oil Park St.
north t Glen St. Nklai on either
Februa \ 15 or 1.
Theie is a suspect in the dis-
appearance of a Pla\ Station.
tele' lion and collector .Baibie
Doll trom the residence ot Carol
Chiit\ on East ilichigan in Nlac-
clennr. -he thefts "cere reported
February\ 14.

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Woman claims she was struck and

pushed by father ofher child Saturday


A Sanderson woman filed
a sworn complaint for battery
against Jermaine Belford, 26,
who she claims struck her and
pushed her to the ground outside
the Club 229 the evening of Feb-
ruary 17.
The complainant, 18-year-old
Courtney Benton, is pregnant
and claims Mr. Belford is the fa-
ther of her child.
The woman told Deputy Wil-
liam Hilliard she had gone to the
club north of Sanderson to ob-
tain money from Mr. Belford to
purchase medicine. They argued
and he allegedly struck the left
side of her face before pushing
her. Ms. Benton was checked by
the Sanderson rescue crew and
refused transport to the hospital.
Battery on a pregnant woman
is a second-degree felony.
In other complaints involv-
ing battery, Jeffery Burnsed, 25,
could be charged with aggravat-
ed assault with a deadly weapon
for throwing a pair of scissors
at his wife Jarah, 21, during an
argument over money the after-
noon of February 15.
Ms. Burnsed told Deputy


Erik Deloach her husband then
followed her to her sister's resi-
dence nearby on Shumate Road
in Sanderson and struck her when
she answered the door. The offi-
cer accompanied her back to her
residence to retrieve belongings,
and noted marks on a wall Ms.
Burnsed said the scissors made
when they embedded in it.
Because of conflicting sto-
ries, three parties to a scuffle on
Crews St. in Macclenny the eve-
ning of February 15 were named
in complaints for battery.
John Mobley, 19, of Macclen-
ny told Deputy Jeremy Moran he
attempted to avoid a confronta-
tion with Tommy Wallace, 21,
no address noted, after he went
to the residence of his 16-year-
old girlfriend, who told him over
the phone she did not want Mr.
Wallace there. The latter suspect
is an ex-boyfriend.
Also named was Mr. Mob-
ley's companion Bobby Diedolf,
20, of Baldwin, who Mr. Wallace
said joined in the attack by Mr.
Mobley, who denied that ver-
sion.
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him while he walked along CR
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ruary 12.
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fronted him. One of them wear-
ing a bandana, multi-colored
shirt and blue pants allegedly hit
him with a baseball bat.
David Johnson, 46, of Glen St.
Mary filed a complaint February
17 alleging he was struck twice
in the face by Frankie Gill, 20,
after he went to the latter's resi-
dence off Westside Circle about
10:00 pm.
Mr. Johnson told Deputy
James Marker an argument en-
sued after he went to Mr. Gill's
residence to complain about foul
language used in the presence of
his daughter.


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday February 22, 2007 Page 6


Police get multiple complaints of


vehicle burglary and theft incidents


Several vehicles were re-
ported stolen the previous week,
and deputies also answered sev-
eral complaints about thefts from
parked vehicles.
Beverly Morgan said a neigh-
bor telephoned her February 18
after spotting two white males
removing her 1992 Chevrolet
Lumina from the yard of her for-
mer residence off Southwood Dr.
in Macclenny. The men told her
they were taking it to Lake City.
Ms. Morgan said she several
times attempted to get the ve-
hicle from the locked premises
and told Deputy Darrin Whitaker
her ex-landlady Alice Crawford
of Lulu asked her five weeks ago
to remove it. The officer con-


Motorcyclist m

turn is an habii

A motorcyclist and another
driver were arrested last week for
driving on licenses that had been
suspended multiple times. One
of the drivers had earlier been
declared an habitual offender.
Michael Stokes, 30, of Mac-
clenny was driving the 2000
Honda bike when stopped by
Deputy John Hardin for making
an improper turn off South 6th
onto MTinncsota Ave. the eve-
ning of February 13. A computer
check revealed his license was
taken away for multiple offenses
that qualified him as an habitual
offender.
The officer said Mr. Stokes


tacted Ms. Crawford, who said
she knew nothing about the two
men nor the whereabouts of the
vehicle.
Zachary Temple, no address
listed, told police his 2006 Mus-
tang convertible was missing
from the parking lot at the Wal-
Mart Distribution Center east of
Macclenny when he got off his
shift about 11:30 on February
13.
Mr. Temple told Deputy John
Hardin he lost the vehicle keys
sometime after he went to work
about 3:00 pm, and the Mustang
was parked outside the range of a
surveillance camera.
Robert Phillips of Macclenny
said a 2001 Honda motorcycle


making wrong

tualofender

was northbound and made a left
turn from the right lane shortly
after 8:00 pm. He was ticketed
for the traffic offense.
Sgt. Thomas Dyal stopped
a 1992 Saturn driven by Jerry
Wilkerson, 31, of Glen St. Mary
about 9:30 on February 18 and
learned his license had been sus-
pended four times.
The Saturn was southbound
on Grissholm St. in west Mac-
clenny when Sgt. Dyal noted its
license tag was on the wrong ve-
hicle.
Police have been stepping up
patrols in that neighborhood be-
cause of drug trafficking.


he parked February 18 at the east
end of the parking lot at Food
Lion on South 6th was taken
sometime that evening or the
next morning. He had parked it
there with a sign offering it for
sale at $4500.
Radios were stolen from four
vehicles left at the Car Quest ga-
rage on South 6th in Macclenny
for repairs. A surveillance tape
recorded overnight February 16
depicts two white males on the
property but was not of sufficient
clarity to identify them, accord-
ing to Deputy Tony Norman.
The vehicles belong to Lamar
Fish, Bryan Lauramore, Matthew
Oventop and Stephanie West.
Police recovered on February
14 a 1986 Oldsmobile that had
been stolen from a Lake City
owner. It was abandoned on Ha-
gen Rd. west of Olustee and had
a damaged steering column and
broken window.


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Felony arrest on cocaine, pistol charges


A Macclenny man stopped for
speeding through a school zone
in west Glen St. Mary on Feb-
ruary 16 ended up charged with
felony possession of drugs and
firearms.
Deputy Darrin Whitaker said
he pulled over Zac Smallwood,
23, after clocking him at 35 mph,
15 mph over the limit in the zone
on CR 125 at Madison that after-
noon about 3:30.
SThe officer said he smelled
the odor of marijuana coming
from the interior of the 2000
Ford pickup and Mr. Smallwood
consented to a vehicle search on
the condition he be able to watch
the process. Deputy Whitaker
during a pat down search found a
plastic bag in the suspect's pants
pocket, and inside it were smaller
bags commonly used in the sale
of drugs.
Inside the vehicle he found
nearly 30 grams of powder co-
caine in a bag concealed behind
an ash tray. He also found a 9 mm
pistol under a seat and a .380 pis-


tol in the glove box, along with
39 ammunition rounds in two
locations.
Because of the baggies and
amount of cocaine, Mr. Small-
wood was charged with drug
trafficking, possession of nar-
cotics paraphernalia and having
weapons during commission of
a felony. Both felonies are first
degree.
In other arrests, Daniel
Churchville, 18, of Glen was


' arrested for misdemeanor mari-
juana possession after a vehicle
he was riding in was stopped on
CR 127 north of Sanderson the'
evening of February 17.
The Ford Probe was driven by
a 17-year-old female from Mac-
clenny, who was not charged.i
Deputy William Hilliard found
several containers of alcohol in
the trunk, and the driver told himr
they were left over from a party
two weeks ago.


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Garden Club hosts workshop on


the elements of organic gardening


BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Press Staff
Master gardener Lei Lani Da-
vis recently presented a program
on the merits of organic garden-
ing to the Macclenny Garden
Club. The program took place at
the Mathis House on the grounds
of the Glen St. Mary Nursery
February 8. Approximately 25
club members and guests at-
tended.
A resident of Live Oak, Ms.
Davis is the senior lab tech-
nician over hydroponics and
greenhouses at the North Florida
Research and Education Center
in Suwannee Valley. The center
is affiliated with the University
of Florida Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences. She will
soon take over as the center's
farm manager.
According to Ms. Davis, gar-
deners who prefer the organic
approach actively try to avoid
using practices and synthetic
chemicals that may be detrimen-
tal to the environment and to hu-
man health as well.
"I've always respected na-
ture's cycle of growth, death and
decay' she says. "It's a continu-
ous fact of life: plants and ani-
mals die, other animals eat them
all the way down to the micro-
scopic soil level. Organic gar-
dening is a way humans can help
maintain balance of the ecosys-
tem and allow it to take care of
itself."
Organic gardening differs
from conventional gardening
mainly in two specific areas:
fertilization and pest control.
Gardeners who want to go for
a more natural approach in fer-
tilization should focus on the use
of abundant quantities of organ-
ic material applied to the soil,
usually in the form of compost
or mixed organic fertilizer and
animal and plant manures.
"People are very insistent
about removing leaves and straw,
wanting their gardens and yards
to look beautifully manicured,
but removing it takes away vital
nutrients," says Ms. Davis.
Leaves and straw that fall to
the ground beneath trees slowly
decay. As it rains and soaks the
ground, organic material leach-
es micro-nutrients back into the
soil and provides a ready-made
source of organic fertilizer. This
is why mulching, the purposeful
placing of organic matter on the
soil surface around plants, is so
effective.
Ms. Davis describes root
systems as being like sponges,
seeking and drawing up what
they need from the soil.
Completely removing all
organic matter from beneath
trees year after year will actu-
ally cause the trees to go into


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decline. Master tree gardeners
know not to remove leaves from
trees more than four times in a
row. After that the trees start to
suffer.
"Trees actually need their
own leaves for fertilizer," she
maintains.
Ms. Davis also suggests
grinding up excess leaf material
with ar lawn mower and mixing
it back into the soil.
Composting is an excellent
way to condition soil. Garden-
ers can construct an outdoor bin
and fill it with alternating layers
of leaves, grass clippings, vege-
table peelings, topsoil, lime and
organic fertilizer. Air and water
are periodically mixed in and
the naturally occurring bacteria
and fungus cause decomposi-
tion. It takes from six months
to two years to prepare compost
in this way and is a much faster
method than waiting on Mother
Nature. The result is a highly
effective, artificial manure that
is environmentally friendly and
beneficial.
Natural compost should be
broadcast over an entire garden
and spaded or roto-tilled into the
soil at least three weeks or more
before planting.
Gardeners are all too familiar
with the destructioncaused by
common pests such as aphids,
mites, scale and whiteflies. For
gardeners who might want to
venture into use of a more natu-
ral method of insect control, an
insecticidal soap is one time-
honored way to help solve the
problem of pests.
Insecticidal soaps are spe-
cially formulated from fatty
acids and tend to work well for
some insects under average con-
ditions.
Sprays and other preparations
containing naturally occurring
materials are available. Some in-
gredients used to formulate these
sprays come from such materi-
als as diatomaceous earth, made
from petrified sea organisms
and pyrethrin, rotenone and ry-
ania which are natural poisons
made from plant material. Cer-
tain insects, like cabbage worms,
can be killed by spraying with a
natural preparation such as bac-
cillus thuringiesis, derived from
a bacterium that exists naturally
in soil.
Other methods of insect con-
trol suggested by Ms. Davis in-
clude hand-picking and remov-
ing insects and traps bated with
pheromone lures which have
'sticky paper adhesives.
Ms. Davis encourages attract-
ing natural predators known
as beneficial to your garden.
Planting insectaryy" plants,
those known to be appealing to
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Some examples of beneficial
are ladybird beetles, or love bugs
as they are commonly called,
and parasitic wasps.
Ladybird beetles are very ag-
gressive and prowl the garden
looking for aphids, fluid-suck-
ing insects that do a lot of dam-
age to plants.
Diminuitive in size, parasitic
wasps typically do not sting hu-
mans and help control unwanted
garden pests by laying their eggs
on the eggs, larvae and adult
bodies of other insects. When
the wasp eggs hatch, their own
larvae devour their host's bod-
ies.
Flowers such as sunflowers
and cosmos attract ladybird bee-
tles. Clover and coreopsis attract
parasitic wasps. Herbs such as
dill and fennel attract both.
Nature has a way of balanc-
ing itself if given a chance and
sometimes, according to Ms.
Davis, doing nothing may actu-
ally be the best thing to do/
"Our natural tendency is to
charge out and spray everything
in sight when we see 'bad bugs'
in our garden," she says. "But,
if you have aphids in the garden
and you see even one ladybird
beetle, more are surely on the
way."
Ms. Davis recommends four
sources and their websites for
further information on organic
gardening practices: Organic
Material Review Institute (http://
www.omri.org/); Rodale Insti-
tute (http://thenewfarm.org/);
Small Farms Alternative Enter-
prises (http://smallfarm.ifas.ufl.
edu/) and Featured Creatures
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday February 22, 2007 Page 8

Thomas Taylor, 58,

Swas retired forester


wuanres


Garrett Scott Harris
dies February 14th
Garrett Scott Harris, 20, of
Glen St. Mary died on Wednes-
day, February 14, 2007 in a car
accident. Garrett was born in
Jacksonville
on March f,
23, 1986.
He lived
in Baker
County the -
last nine '
years and at-
tended Bak-
er County
H i g h
School. He
enjoyed o
fishing. Mr. Harris
Survi-
vors include his mother Windy
(Curtis) Miller of Glen St. Mary;
fianc6 Ericka Teegarden and her
children Peyton and Mariah;
sisters Kayla Bell and Samantha
Miller; brothers Kenneth Mill-
er and Justin Miller; maternal
grandmother Carlene Masters;
maternal great-grandmother
Della Harris; step-grandparents
Cleveland and Rosa Miller; dear
friends Robert & Deborah Tay-
lor and Robert Taylor Jr.; and
several uncles, aunts, cousins
and many friends.
The funeral service was held
Saturday, February 17, 2007 in
the chapel of Ferreira Funeral
Services in Macclenny.

Roy Paulk, 49, dies

on February 13th
Roy Paulk, 49, of Macclenny,
died Tuesday February 13,2007.
He was born October 15, 1957 in
Jacksonville to the late Dennis
Roy and Audrey Cason Paulk.
Mr. Paulk had been a resident
of Macclenny the past 16 years.
He"loved spending time with his
grandchildren and fishing.
Survivors include children
Matthew Ryan Paulk and Heath-
er Ashley Davis, both of Mac-
clenny; grandchildren Kaylee
and Blake; sisters Eileen (Jerry)
Byrd of Hampton, Ga. and Shei-
la Delp of Statesboro, Ga.
A private service was held
Saturday, February 17, 2007.
Arrangements were under the
direction of V. Todd Ferreira Fu-
neral Services.

Hearfelt thanks
We know that words can
never express how much we've
been blessed by all you have
done. The food, flowers and
your prayers have touched us
so deeply. Every moment we
breathe here on earth is a mo-
ment we know how much we're
loved. For out of God's bless-
ings he sent angels such as
yourselves in our time of need,
just as we needed them. You all
were right on time every time.
For that my heart shines with
fullness of everlasting love for
all of you.
SINCERELY,
THE TUBBERVILLE FAMILY


EthelMae Hearns

dies February 17th
Ethel Mae Washington
Hears, 92, died Saturday, Feb-
ruary 17, 2007 at Macclenny
Nursing and Rehab Center. She
was born in
Cairo, Ga.
on August
14, 1914 to
the late Mr.
and Mrs. .
Joe Wash-
ington. a
Ethel was a b
member of '
Allen Cha-
pel AME
Church and Ms. Hearns
enjoyed
spending time at the Baker
County Council on Aging Cen-
ter. She was' predeceased by
daughter, Mildred Washington
Williams and brother Deacon
Willie J. Washington.
Survivors include her grand-
son Christopher Williams;
several nieces including Ruby
Stewart and Elizabeth Williams;
several nephews including Er-
nest Washington and Willie C.
Washington; brothers, grand-
children, great-grandchildren
and friends who will miss and
remember her; and Laura West,
a helpful and caring friend.
The homegoing service will
be held on. Saturday, February
24,2007 at 1:00 pm at St. James
Baptist Church with pastors
George H. Smith, Elder Willie
C. Washington and Videll Wil-
liams officiating. The viewing
will begin at 11:00 am at the
church. Arrangements are under
the direction of Brown-Green-
Fralin of Jacksonville.

Sincere thanks
The family of Watson B.
Goodowiwin Iuld like to give its
sincere "thanks" for all your
prayers, cards, flowers, food and
any other act of kindness shown
to us during his hospital stay and
our loss of Watson.
To all our church family, Bro.
David Thomas, Bro. Timmy
Thomas, Bro. Duane Jowers and
Bro. Mark Woods, we cannot
.express our appreciation enough
for always being there when we
needed you.
To all the musicians and sing-
ers who played and sang at his
service, the music was beautiful.
We appreciate you so much.
To all the city employees, we
cannot thank you enough for ev-
erything you did.
To Todd Ferreira and his staff
at the funeral home, we thank
you for making it just a little
easier during this difficult time.
To each and every one of you,
our sincere thanks.
MARY GOODWIN,
RICHARD (RICKY)
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Thomas E. Taylor, 58, of
Taylor died February 6, 2007.
Mr. Taylor was bor March 23,
1948 in Lake City and resided
in Taylor all his life. Mr. Taylor
served honorably in the United
States Army and was a retired
forester with the U.S. Depart-
ment of Forestry. He loved the
outdoors. He was preceded in
death by his parents William W.
& Ruth Myrtice Taylor; brothers
Junior, James, Elgene, and Bob-
by; sisters Alvema and Mary
and grandson Brent A. Cook.
Survivors include daughter
Erica Ann (Brent) Cook of Glen
St. Mary; brothers Billy, Neil
and Leo Taylor; sisters Faye
Johnson, Shirley J. Robinson,
Joan Magargal and Shirley
Johns; granddaughter Bailey A.
Cook and numerous cousins,
nieces and nephews.
The graveside memorial ser-
vice at Taylor Cemetery will
be held Saturday, February 24,
2007 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor
Shawn Smith officiating., Ar-
rangements are under the direc-
tion of V. Todd Ferreria Funeral
Services.

Albert Watson, 86,

a St Lukes retiree
Albert Watson, 86, of Bald-
win died Thursday, February 15,
2007 at his residence. He moved
from Jacksonville and lived in
.Baldwin for 30 years. He re-
tired from the laundry depart-
ment at St. Luke's Hospital and
was a member of Grace Baptist
Church.
Survivors include step-sons
Gary Griffith of Glen St. Mary
and Glen Griffith of Jackson-
ville; sister-in-law Vonnie Brox-
ton of Jacksonville.
The memorial service will
be conducted Saturday Febru-
ary 24, 2007 at Grace Baptist
Church with Rev. Wayne Jowers
officiating.
Archie Tanner Funeral Home
of Starke is in charge of arrange-
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"A Beacon to Sunday School 9:45 AM
Baker County" Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 AM
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 PM
f "' Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM
259-6977
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-The story of a
wonderful man-
When he began his journey in
this life, he started out with a frail
frame filled with a giant spirit and
abundant courage.
When he was only six weeks old,
I held my baby son in my arms for
days on end to elevate him in or-
der to help his tiny body fight off
a severe case of whooping cough.
We won that battle, but at sixteen
months of age, he contracted po-
lio during a national epidemic. His
body was weakened by the devas-
tating and crippling effects of the
lethal disease, but his spirit was in-
domitable. Due to polio, he endured
over the years a series of eleven op-
erations on one leg and one opera-
tion on the other leg. Each of these
surgical procedures was painful
yet he faced each one with his ever
present and characteristic bravery.
When he woke up after the surger-
ies he would wrap his arms around
my neck and not let go. We stared
down the devil together.
One of the worst things that ever
happened was when he and his
younger brother were playing cow-
boys together, twirling and quick
drawing with a real gun that nei-
ther boy realized was loaded. The
gun accidentally went off hitting my
oldest son in the shoulder. Another
surgery resulted, yet he never had a
word of blame for anyone.
Years later, he married.a lady
with three small children that he
helped her raise to become nice
adults. Together they had one son.
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until they were divorced. He then
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three grown children.
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could not defeat but he never quit
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one feel very special.
This wonderful brave heart was
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the angels carried home on No-
vember 9, 2006. He will forever be
missed.
LOVE YOU, LOVE YOU MORE,
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PreK school fetes its volunteers



with Valentines, music and food


BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Press Staff
A large sign on pink paper
greeted volunteers as they en-
tered the cafeteria: "Thank you
for your time, talent and tender
loving care."
Volunteers at the PreK-Kin-
dergarten center, which include
parents, former teachers, middle
school students, business and
civic sponsors and others were
honored during a February 15
banquet that featured music, a
slide show, flowers and dinner.
Red, heart-shaped, helium
filled balloons decorated the
Baker County Middle School
cafeteria where the banquet
was held. The evening's festivi-
ties opened with a performance
of the Kinder Chorus singing a
Valentines' Day song entitled "I
Love You" dedicated to all vol-
unteers.
As guests enjoyed lasagna,
salad, garlic bread and banana
pudding served by teachers
and administraiive staff, a slide
show featuring candid shots of
school activities involving stu-
dents, teachers and volunteers
played in the background. PreK
principal Sherrie Raulerson an-
nounced recognition and as-
sistant principal Bonnie Jones
passed out pink carnations to
each volunteer present.
"Volunteers do wonder-
ful things for this school," said
Ms. Raulerson. "They assemble
equipment, teach reading and
tutor students, plant flowers and
trees, provide supplies and help
secure grants for special proj-
ects. Some of the mothers who
volunteer come here as many as
three times in one day."


Principal Raulerson cited
many examples of unselfish
volunteer service such as the
recent assembly and erection of
out-door tents to shade children
from the hot sun during recess in
the summer.
"The tents were purchased
with proceeds from our cookie
dough fund-raiser earlier in the
year," she said. "When they
came they had about one mil-
lion different parts. Without the
help of a team of volunteers, we
would have never gotten them
up."
She also expressed enthusi-
asm for the PreK Center's future
plans to partner with groups like
the Kiwanis and the Future Edu-
cators of America.
To top off the banquet festivi-
ties, the audience was treated to
a special mini-concert by the
Baker County Middle School
Symphonic Orchestra.
Orchestra director William
McClendon got a tremendous
kick out of the evening. The di-
rector could not have been more
pleased that over half of the 50
members of the student orches-
tra volunteered to come play for
the banquet-event.
"I'm proud of them for choos-
ing to share their time and tal-
ent in this way," stated Mr. Mc-
Clendon. "We've never played in
a cafeteria before. I can't wait to
hear what the acoustics are like.
As it turned out, the acous-
tics weren't bad at all. Students
performed four selections rep-
resenting a variety of musical
styles. Particularly entertain-
ing was a modern and humor-
ous adaptation of the traditional
Concerto Grosso by Ludwig von


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Sun. Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sun. Evening Worship ..6:00 pm
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Beethoven which had been play-
fully re-titled "Concerto Very
Grosso" by Loose Wig.
Director McClendon praised
volunteers in all schools in gen-
eral, declaring that he and other
teachers couldn't accomplish
what they do without their help.
"I know I couldn't survive
without the things, all those little
things you folks do that make my
life easier," he told volunteers.


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get day care
The owner of a recently reno-
vated commercial building in
downtown Glen St. Mary said
his remarks at the February 20
town council meeting represent a
"last stab" in an attempt to secure
zoning for a day care center in a
commercial district.
Current Glen St. Mary land
use regulations confine that use
to residential areas, except by a
variance which Bill Smith now
says he will not seek.
Though his wife Mary Jean
was on the agenda as speaker,
Mr. Smith did all the talking dur-
ing the board's regular monthly
session, repeated an earlier argu-
ment that Glen set a precedent
when it allowed the Westside
Nursery and Pre-School on north
Sherman Ave. in a commercial
zone.
Mayor Juanice Padgett re-
sponded thatWestside was grand-
fathered in as an existing use and
thus was not applicable under
the town's current zoning law.
Town attorney Joel Foreman of
Lake City concurred, urging Mr.
Smith several times to pursue the
avenue of seeking a variance to
allow the 4200 square foot day
care center operated by Christine
Nelson.
Ms. Nelson was present at
meetings in January and this
week, and earlier said she
planned to house 160 children
in the building, which has Mr.
Smith's daughter as the sole oth-
er tenant.
"The town council wants to
hear from you," attorney Fore-


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA


CASE NO.: 2006-CA-166
National City Bank,
Plaintiff,
vs


Dana Raulerson, et al,
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure
dated February 8, 2007 and entered in
Case No. 2006-CA-166 of the Circuit Court
of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Baker
County, Florida wherein National City Bank,
is the Plaintiff and Dana Raulerson; Tenant
#1 n/k Buford Thrift are the Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for cash
at the front door of the Baker County Court-
house at 11:00 am on the the 13th day of
March, the following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment:
A portion of the Northeast 1/4 of Section
19, Township 2 South, Range 22 East, Baker
County, Florida, and being more particularly
described as follows:
Commence at the Northwest 1/4 corner
of the said Northeast 1/4 and thence run
South 89 degrees 36 minutes 12 seconds
East, along the North line of said Northeast
1/4 being also the centerline, more or less
of Tim Crews Road, a county maintained dirt
road, a distance of 799.35 feet; thence run
South 00 degrees 21 minutes 57 seconds
East, a distance of 15.00 feet to the South-
erly maintained line of said road; thence run
South 89 degrees 36 minutes 12 seconds
East, along the said Southerly line, a dis-
tance of 220.00 feet to the point of beginning;
thence run South 00 degrees 21 minutes
57 seconds East. Now departing from the
said Southerly line a distance of 282.12 feet;
thence run South 89 degrees 36 minutes
12 seconds East, a distance of 95.00 feet;
thence run North 00 degrees 21 minutes
57 seconds West, a distance of 87.12 feet;
thence run South 89 degrees 36 minutes 12
seconds East, a distance of 145.48 feet to
the Westerly line of a County Road No. 23A,
an 80 foot right of way; thence run along said
Westerly line, North 4 degrees 49 minutes
12 seconds West, a distance of 161.15 feet
to the point of a curve on the said Westerly
line thence run along and around said curve
an arc distance of 34.65 feet and the said
curve having a radius of 7759.36 feet and a
chord bearing North 00 degrees 41 minutes
32 seconds West, and a chord distance of'
34.65 feet; thence run North 89 degrees 36
minutes 12 seconds West, along said South-
erly line, a distance of 225.35 feet to the point
of beginning.
A/K/A 13092 North County Road 23A,
Macclenny, Florida 32063
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the prop-
erty owner as of the date of the Lis Penden.s
must file a claim within sixty (60) days after
the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the
Court on February 14, 2007.
Al Fraser
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jamie Crews
Deputy Clerk
Echevarria, Codilis & Stawiarski
P.O: Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33633
2/22-3/1
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing
will be held on Wednesday, 4th of April, 2007
at 6:00 pm for comment on the Baker Coun-
ty Housing Assistance Program's FY2007
Agency Plan Annual Update as required by
the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development. The FY2007 Agency Plan An-
nual Update will be available for review over
the next 45 days at the Program's central
office located at: 402 S. Stansell Avenue,
Macclenny, Florida 32063:
The Public Hearing will also be held at this
location. Any person wishing to comment on
the Program's Agency Plan may file his or
her comments in writing with the Executive
Director of the Housing Authority at the ad-
dress above no later than 5 pm, April 4th or
may attend the Public Hearing being held
at the central office. All comments will be
considered in preparing the final plan before
submittal to the U.S. Department of Housing
and Urban Development.
2/15-22
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing
will be held on Wednesday, 4th of April, 2007
at 6:00 pm for comment on the Macclenny
Housing Authority's FY2007 Agency Plan An-
nual Update as required by the U.S. Depart-
ment of Housing and Urban Development.
The FY2007 Agency Plan Annual Update will
be available for review over the next 45 days
at the Program's central office located at:
402 S. Stansell Avenue, Macclenny, Florida
32063.
The Public Hearing will also be held at this
location. Any person wishing to comment on
the Authority's Agency Plan may file his or
her comments in writing with the Executive
Director of the Housing Authority at the ad-
dress above no later than 5 pm, April 4th or
may attend the Public Hearing being held
at the central office. All comments will be
considered in preparing the final plan before
submittal to the U.S. Department of Housing
and Urban Development.
2/15-22


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH
JUDICIAL IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

CASE NO.: 02-2006-CA-0153
R.H. Davis and R.M. Davis
Plaintiff,
vs.
Arvel C. Crews, deceased,
Patricia Young Crews, his wife,
Arvel Dale Crews, Deanna Baron
and Sandra Crews, as heirs of
the decedent, State of Florida
Department of Revenue, and
all unknown grantees,
Defendants

NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursu-
ant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure en-
tered in the above styled cause, in the Circuit
Court of Baker County, Florida, will sell the
property situate in Baker County, Florida,
described as follows:
Lot 28, Deerwood Estates, a re-
corded subdivision as recorded
in Plat Book 2, Page 60, public re-
cords of Baker County, Florida.
Parcel ID#28-2S-22-0112-0000-0280
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, at the front door of the
Baker County Courthouse, Macclenny,
Florida, at 11:00 am on March 20, 2007.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on this 14th day of February, 2007.
Al Fraser,
S ,Clerk. 1ol he Circuil Coprn
BP Jamire Crews
Deputy Clerk
Frank E. Maloney, Jr., P.A.
Attorney for Plaintiff'
455 East Macclenny Avenue
Macclenny, FL 32063

2/22-3/1

Baker County School Board
Sealed Bids for Sale of
Triple-Wide Manufactured Home
Bid No. FAC 27-007
Owner: Baker County School Board
Location: 362 West Minnesota Avenue,
Macclenny, Florida
Description: Triple-wide manufac-
tured home
Age: 9 years, constructed 1998
Sq. Ft.: 2114 sq. ft. (living area)
4 bedroom, 3 bath, 8 rooms total ,
Attached 2 car carport
Minimum Bid:.$20,000; All.moving costs to be
paid by successful bidder.
Terms: The home and attached carport is.
to be completely relocated not later May 7,'
2007. No financing will be provided by the
Baker County School Board. Payment in full
is due within ten (10) calendar days of the.
School Board meeting award date, which
is tentatively scheduled for Monday, March'
19, 2007. The Baker County School Board
shall not be liable for any damages after the
purchase date.
Viewing: The home will be open for viewing
on the following dates and times:
Monday, February, 26th 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Thursday, March 1st 12:00 pm-3:00 pm
Public Bid Opening: The Baker County
School Board Distance Learning Lab, 392,
South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Florida,
Thursday, March 8, 2007, 2:00 pm. Bids re-
ceived later than 2:00 pm will not be opened.
Bid Requirements: All bids must include bid-
ders name, address, telephone number and
bid amount.
Please print or type legibly. All bids shall be'
notarized by a licensed Notary Public.
The Baker County School Board reserves,
the right to accept or reject any and all bids'
received.
All bids are to be received not later than bid'
opening date and time. All bids are to be re-,
ceived in a sealed envelope, marked Bid No.,
FAC 27-007, Sale of Manufactured Home'
and addressed to Cathy B. Golon, Director'
of Purchasing, Baker County School Board,
392 South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Flor-,
ida 32063. For questions concerning specific,
time and conditions, contact Cathy Golon
directly at 904-259-4330.
2/22


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Mr. Hodges & Ms. Crawmer Mis. inanam
Hodges-Crawmer to W4/lieMae Windham


celebrates 90th birthday
Willie Mae Windham cel-
ebrated her 90th birthday with a
big bash at the Ag Center. It was
truly a wondrous event thanks
to the efforts of children and
friends.
Thanks to Betty Yarborough
and some of the women from
the Macclenny Church of God
who provided a gorgeous and
delicious layout. There also was
a lovely and touching slide show
by her granddaughter Trilby.
For her birthday, Ms. Wind-
ham asked only for smiling faces
of cherished friends and she got
her wish. Ms. Windham thanks
everyone for a truly memorable
celebration.
There were over a hundred
people in attendance including
five generations of children. Ms.
Windham's children are Evan-
geline Wilson and Josephine
Hodges, both of Macclenny and
Barbara Garyer of Orlando.
Ducks Unlimited to
hold banquet, auction
The Baker County Ducks
Unlimited annual banquet and
auction will be held on March
2,2007 at the Macclenny'Wom-
en's Club. The social hour will
begin at 6:00 pm, dinner at 7:00
pm and the auction at 8:15 pm.
For more information, you
can contact Waldo Brock at 591-
4775, Kurt Treece at 219-9624
or James Branch at 653-1000.


Where were you on Saturday,
February 10th?
If your answer isn't A-Fest
then you missed out! The 2007
A-Fest bash sponsored by Out-
spok'n was held on February
10 at the Baker County Fair-
grounds. It kicked off with a
"Street Skateboard" contest
hosted by Kona Skate Park. The
event drew 39 skate board con-
testants from Northeast Florida.
Kona provided music, judges,
the MC, all skate boarding com-
petition equipment, and a good
clean atmosphere that promoted
the Outspok'n message of absti-
nence.
Trophies and prizes were
awarded to the top three placings
in each age group. Grimmies and
Heartfelt, two local skate shops,
donated the prizes. Results were:
13 and under 1st place: Russell
Brotzfield, 2nd place Casey Wa-
ters, 3rd place, Kaleb Newmans;
14 and & up results: 1st place,
Alex Magnar, 2nd place, Chris
Drour, 3rd place Dylan Corbin.
A-Fest also hosted a "Battle
of the Bands" at 6:00 pm. Bat-
tling it out was Soapbox Havoc,
Red Letter Bullet, York and Life-
time Decision. In the end, Red
Letter Bullet drove home with a
$200.00 cash prize for winning
the battle. During intermission,
DL.VF.U, also known as Don't
Let the Virgin Fool You, per-
formed its hip hop-based absti-
nence promoting message.
On the grounds also were
fun inflatables, flag football
games, music and other activities
throughout the entire day. WAPE
95.1 showed up from 4:00-6:00
pm with host Jay Stiles.
Approximately 1000 teenag-
ers, adults and children, (500
were estimated to be teenag-
ers) circulated the fairgrounds
throughout the entire day. A-Fest
rallied Baker and surrounding
county teens and parents to come
together and promote the mes-
sage of abstinence.
It was just the beginning for
Outspok'n in 2007. Be on the
lookout for other Outspok'n
sponsored events.


wed on October 6th
The parents of Brittany Craw-
mer and Dustin Hodges, both
of Macclenny, are happy to an-
nounce the engagement of their
children.
An October 6th wedding is
planned and the couple will re-
side in Glen St. Mary.

Mary Baxla speaks

to Woman's Club
The Woman's Club of Mac-
clenny held their monthly meet-
ing Thursday, February 15th.
The guest speaker was Mary
Baxla with the Council on Ag-
ing. She gave a very interesting
and informative program on the
activities and services provided
by the Council for the senior
citizens of the county.
The club will sponsor a live
auction on Saturday, February
24 beginning at 7:30 pm. Every-
one is invited to come and par-
ticipate. Food will be available
and all proceeds from this event
will be donated to the Relay for
Life.
The Club would like to thank
all businesses and individuals
who have so graciously donated
items for this auction.

Thanks for help
I would like to thank all the
city, county and state respond-
ers that responded to the fire on
North Tall Pine Road on Feb-
ruary 7, 2007. Thank you very
much Baker County Fire De-
partment, Sheriff's Department
and Forestry Division.
THANK YOU,
LEWIS CHURCHVILLE

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A Lentenjesters gesture at Fraser s
Wearing his colorful court jester hat, local attorney Frank Maloney clowns around
with pal Franklin Harvey of Taylor last Tuesday at Fraser's Restaurant in Glen St.
Mary. Mr. Maloney purchased the hat several years ago when he was in New Or-
leans for the week-long Mardi Gras celebration which ends the Tuesday before Ash
Wednesday, the start of the Christian observance of Lent. "I've known this joker a
long time," said Mr. Harvey playfully. The red, yellow and green felt hat featured
jingle bells and little flashing globes powered by batteries. Mr. Maloney's wife Bar-
bara, who works in her husband's Macclenny law office said, "They broke the mold
when they made Frank."
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BCHS: Senior field trip to LCCC
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday February 22, 2007 Page 11


Countywill ante $60K to old jail restoration bid


After years of fund raising
by the Baker County Historical
Society and applying for state
grants, restoration of the old Mc-
Iver St. jail in Macclenny drew
closer to reality this week when
the county commission approved
a revised $394,500 bid by a Jack-
sonville-based contractor.
The county board, at the same
February 19 meeting, also voted
to come up with $59,556 from re-
serves to make up the difference
between the bid by Raise and
Restore and cash available via
grants and the historical group.
It appeared for a time that
Commissioner Julie Combs
would fail to get support on her
motion to find extra money, but
after more discussion Commis-
sioner Gordon Crews seconded
it, and the vote was unanimous.
"The old jail belongs to Baker
County, and it's our responsibil-
ity to help preserve it," declared
Ms. Combs, later predicting the
added funding will help Baker
County secure more state grant
money to complete the project.
"Why did we start this if we
don't intend to follow through
on it?" she asked fellow board
members.
The county two years ago re-
roofed the old jail using proceeds
from a fire insurance policy on
the two-story house that stood
directly south of Emily Taber Li-
brary (old courthouse) adjacent
to the jail.
The two-story brick jail until
35 years ago housed county pris-
oners and next door the quarters
for a sheriff and his family. The
historical society occupies the
downstairs floor of the living
quarters and the old cellblocks
are generally unused except for a
haunted house at Halloween.
Raise and Restore, contractor
for similar projects in historic
Fernandina Beach, was one of
two firms to submit bids. The
other was from Gary S. Bailey,
Inc. of Middleburg at $746,980.
Two other contractors who earli-
er indicated interest did not bid.
The original low bid was
$568,000, far above available
funds, and the lower negotiated
bid came at the expense of much

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of the interior cellblock improve-
ments. With the help of project
architect Ken Smith, the cost
was further whittled down by
eliminating portions both large
and small from wiring down to
door hardware and using inmate
labor for demolition and clean-
up.
The resulting $173,500 sav-
ings will be addressed in a sec-
ond stage, ideally funded by sub-
sequent grants.
A representative of Raise and
Restore said his firm can begin
the project this week now that
the reduced "value engineering"
has been approved.
In other contracts approved
this week, the commission signed
a revised pact with the Depart-
ment of Children and Families
and NEFSH for community men-
tal health service. Two positions


were added and two eliminated,
and the annual cost of $483250
is funded mostly through the
state.
The county accepted a low bid
of $40,720 from Industrial Refuse
sales for 13 open-top containers
in both the 20 and 40 cubic yard
sizes. It was one of four bids, and
the purchase is through the New
River Solid Waste Association, a
multi-county agency.
The commission endorsed
a $4274 federal grant through
the Florida Department of Law
Enforcement for purchase of a
hand-held video recorder, spe-
cial restraint bed and other sui-
.cide prevention devices for use
at county jail.
A second endorsement ac-
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The board heard but did not re-
spond to requests by chief bailiff
Charles Ross for more custodial
help at the county courthouse.
County Manager Joe Cone sug-
gested contracting with private
entities for both that service and
care of outside grounds at the
courthouse and Taber Library.
They are maintained by inmate
labor and currently the lawns and
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Softball tam piles ...
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loss


The Lady Wildcat softball
team split games last week, los-
ing to Paxon 7-2 on Tuesday at
home, then crafting a 5-2 away
win at Yulee. The victory over
Yulee was the first regular season
win out of four matches for the
young team.
The week didn't start off well
for Cheryl Nunn's girls. The Ea-
gles came into the softball com-
plex and posted four runs in two
innings before BCHS answered.
Paxon got a pair of runs in the
first on a towering Erica Johnson
home run and two more in the
second before the Wildcat bats
awoke.
BCHS got its lone two runs
in the third inning. Heather High
singled and was replaced by
Heather North at first base. Jessi
Nunn moved her to second with
a sacrifice bunt. A Bridgett Wil-
liams single put North on third
and Tiffany Smith brought her in
with a single.
Williams advanced and a Brit-
tany Hansen ground-out moved
her to second. When the third
baseman bobbled the ball for an
error, Williams was able to score
for BCHS.
Paxon added two more in the
fourth inning and single run in
the seventh to finish out the scor-
ing. Smith and Craig were on the
mound for BCHS.
Shortstop Holton led the way
for the Cats, going 2-4.


No opening 's

whip unbeaten
.The Baker High Wildcat base-
ball team got a huge win on Feb-
ruary 12 with a 5-2 victory over
the previously undefeated Co-
lumbia High Tigers. The Wildcat
batters patiently kept their eyes
on the ball throughout the game,
and it made all the difference.
The Wildcats' patience al-
lowed them to draw 12 walks
from Tiger pitchers. They were
constantly in scoring position
that afternoon and the power-
ful Tigers were on the back foot
from early in the game.
Kelly Davis sparked the offen-
sive punch that the Cats needed,
smacking a two-run double that
put the Cats up early. Though the
Wildcats committed an unchar-
acteristic four errors in the game
and the pitchers hit three bat-
ters, the pitching was consistent
enough for the Cats to secure the
win.
Jarrell Rodgers struck out six
in four innings of strong pitching:
Dustin Rowe came on in the last
three innings to put the game to
bed.
"We sell our kids daily on bat-
tling adversity to win a ballgame
and that is sure what we had to
do to come away from the Lake
City game with a victory," said
Coach John Staples.
The Wildcats struggled later
in the week as Fernandina
Beach handed them a 5-2 loss.
Baker High hit the ball well in


to Paxon


Yulee gave BCHS all it could
handle through 3 innings on
Thursday. The game went score-
less through three, before the
Cats opened the scoring in the
fourth with a wild set of plays.
Yulee stuck out the first two bat-
ters of the side, then one got away
from the Yulee pitcher and Kris-
ten Wilkinson advanced to first.
Absolutely nobody on the Yulee
team seemed capable of handling
the ball and Wilkinson went to
second and third on errors. The
three base error unnerved the
pitcher and catcher, and Wilkin-
son scored on a passed ball.
The 1-0 lead lasted for two
more innings and then the Wild-
cats broke the tight game open in
the seventh with four runs. Third
baseman Williams got it started
with a double.
Jessi Nunn singled to send
her to third and an error brought
Williams in for the score. Tif-
fany Smith sent her to third on
a fielder's choice and then Ash-
ley Holton smashed a three-run
homer to seal the game.
Yulee rallied with two more of
their own but it was not enough.
Williams' double and Holton's
homer were the highlights offen-
sively, Smith pitched a three hit-
ter with 10 strike outs.
The Cats will travel to Paxon
for a rematch with the Eagles
this Thursday and then host Rid-
geview on Friday at 6 pm.


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Brittany!

LadyWildcatbasketball sharp-
shooter Brittany Hinson contin-
ues her outstanding run in the
state three point shooting cham-
pionship. The Wildcats might
be out of
the play-
offs, but
Hinson
traveled
to the
regional Std d m -
tourna-
ment last
weekend /
to take
part in '
the three
point t -
shooting Ms. Hinson
contest.
Hinson, who won the dis-
trict contest two weeks ago, was
again on target. She nailed the
long range shots to win the FH-
SAA regionals Saturday in Pen-
sacola.
She will travel to Lakeland
this Friday to compete for the
state championship in the 4-A
classification. A win in the clas-
sification will pit her against the
other five class winners on Sat-
urday.
Coach Franklin Griffis was
optimistic. "When she wins
on Friday she'll compete to be
'Queen of the Hill'. By this time
next week we could have a state
titlist in long range shooting."

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n Tigers and lose t Pirates
the game but the Pirates always Staples was' philosophic
seemed to manage to scratch about the loss. "Obviously
out the hits when it counted the wanted two wins to start t
most. Fernandina took eight hits season, but we didn't open
off the Wildcat pitching, but it the season with a sloppy sch(
was the four extra base hits that ule. We went right after the i
put the Cats' backs against the boys."
wall. Defensively the Pirates The Wildcats have distr
were also commanding. games on Feb. 22 and 27 at 6:
"Every time the Cats got pm at the baseball complex a
runners into scoring position Staples hopes that the Cats w
Fernandina came up with a big rebound with a strong perf
catch in the outfield to preserve mance.
the win."


Baker County Little League
,.Final
Senior sign ups
Ages 13 15

Saturday, February 24
10:00 am 12:00 pm
P=,r ri n / fln I dnimR n rn


Monm


DCtal -oUUIILy LILLIt Leayue Douau rou om
Knabb Sports Complex


Try Outs

day, February 26 or Tuesday, Febrry 27
6:00 pm
Bring glove to Senior League field


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Gradually improving style doesn't help Cats

on the court; losses to Baldwin and Suwannee


on Yulee;


won 8-6 and Belleville also took
her match in an 8-5 score. Ward
lost 0-8 and Belleville and Ward
lost 4-8 in doubles.
Baker came out on top of
Yulee Tuesday with the boys


The BCHS boys' and girls'
tennis teams suffered a pair of
losses this past week and a win
Tuesday, but saw the quality of
their tennis steadily improve. The
boys fell to Live Oak Suwannee
while the girls lost to
Suwannee and Bald-
win in close matches.
The boys' only
match of the week
was a 2-7 loss to Su-
wannee. One match
was suspended by
darkness and ended
in a tie. The team
had clearly improved
since their earlier shut (-..
out by Orange Park. '
Micah Cranford "-"..
lost the number one
seed 3-8, followed by
Lew Boyette losing '
a very tight number
two match by a 7-9 'i
score.
Dylan Gerard
notched the first win
of the season for '-i; :
BCHS with a 9-7 vic- i .'
tory in the number
three slot. Spencer
Norman-Gerard lost
the four seed 4-8 and
Jason Roberts lost 4- any
8. Matt Davis got the second win
for BCHS with an 8-6 victory.
Gerard and Boyette lost the
number two doubles 5-8. They
originally trailed 2-7 but battled
back to make it interesting. Cran-
ford and Roberts were 6-6 when
the game was called for dark-
ness.
The girls lost 1-5 as Shea
Raulerson fell 0-8 and Alex Go-
tay lost 1-8. Bethany Belleville
lost 4-8 and Carissa Ward lost
1-8. Raulerson and Gotay com-
bined for an 8-6 victory in the
number one doubles but Bel-
leville and Ward lost 0-8.
"The team hung in and showed
improvement in every facet of
the game," said Coach Chris Ar-
moreda. "The goal is to improve
on an element of tennis in each
match the team plays."
The girls traveled to Baldwin
on Thursday and played a very
competitive match before falling
2-3 to the Indians.
Shea Raulerson lost 3-6, re-
tiring due to injury. Alex Gotay


sweeping their matches 6-0. The
girls also won 3-1.
"The girls played very well.
Their serving was excellent and
their shots were placed strategi-
cally where .the opponent could
not reach them," said Ar-
moreda.
Armoreda also praised
the team's work ethic.
"This is one dedicated
group. They endured three
weeks of conditioning to
prepare themselves for the
season. They performed
S tennis footwork drills and
miles and miles of sprints
and upper body and core
conditioning."
Armoreda has been
working to modify ten-
nis fundamentals such as
serve and volley and even
hand positioning on the
racket. "They are starting
to realize that there is a
purpose to every hit they
make. Wins and losses
are not everything. I want
:.i them to have fun, give
1,;, 100% and know that when
,. ,-" they walk off that tennis
, court they have performed
Yulee. the best they can."


Come visit your hometown



P T 259-2484
KLA 381 W. Macclenny Ave.

for all your equipment needs
New line of 2007 bats, cletes,
and a wide variety of gloves.
Together with an assortment of baseball gear

SPECIAL

I Friday and Saturday ONLY
LFree pair of Nike batting gloves with purchase of any bat..


Belleville squares up for a return in a win over
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2004 Yamaha 350 ATV, red, very good
condition, low hours, $3000 OBO. 904-
724-0264. 2/15-22p
Utility building, X10, shingles, vinyl
siding, green on cream, wired, lighted,
window, U move, $900. 321-609-
0480. 2/15-3/14p
Oak double Captains bed with desk
and night stand, $600 OBO. 904-783-
8469. 2/1-22p
SHotsprings Jacuzzi Classic top of
the line, has lumbar, redwood cabinet,
steps & cover. $3500 OBO. 653-1032.
2/22-3/1 p
Baby crib set with.chest and changing,
table with drawers;: $350 OBO. 904ri
783-8469. 2/1-22p
Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece,
excellent condition. Southern Charm
259-4140. 12/9tfc
2000 30' fifth wheel camper, 2 slide
outs, entertainment center, 2 TVs, AC
& heat, very nice, $14,000; 1993 GMC
3500 dually, new tires on rear, hideaway
gooseneck hitch & fifth wheel hitch,
75,000 original miles, $6500 or will
make package deal with camper. 259-
3763. 2/22-3/1 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
Twin bed, baker's rack, stereo, clothes,
kitchen items, etc. 904-962-2252.
2/22c
11/32 plywood, used, painted white
on both side. Call for sizes & amounts.
289-7775. 2/22p
Four person spa with waterfall & col-
ored lights, like new with cover, $1000
firm. 259-3492. 2/22p
Luxury queen pillowtop, in plastic,
$199. 904-398-5200. 11/2tfc
NordicTrack CX 925 Elliptical corns
with built-in fan, 10 resistance levels, 6
exercise programs, all electronic, maga-
zine holder, 2 cup holders, original price
$600, asking $300 OBO. If interested,
please call 653-2315. 2/22-3/1 p
Butterfly dining table with 6 chairs,
very ornate, fluted legs, rare; half round
foyer console. All pieces are mahogany
wood. Southern Charm. 259-4140.
2/3tfc
3X24 ft., 29 gauge, metal roofing; 2x6,
44 ft., load bearing, trusses. 334-6695.
2/1-22p
2003 Kaufman trailer, 30 ft., 9 ton,
gooseneck, $4000; 16 ft. tandem axle
lawn trailer, $700. 904-838-2648.
2/15-22p
Solid wood cherry sleigh bed with mat-
tress & boxsprings, retail $950, sac-
rifice for $395, can deliver. 904-858-
9350. 11/2tfc


Good used appliances. 90 day money
back guarantee. 266-4717. 7/13-3/29p
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
canvases, drawing pads and much
more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
Street, 259-3737. tfc
Antique breakfront buffet, breakfront
china cabinQt, buffet, all mahogany, can
be seen at Southern Charm. 259-4140.
S 12/9tfc
King pillowtop, new with warranty,
$289, can deliver. 904-391-0015..
11/2tfc

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1998 Lincoln Navigator, excellent
condition, loaded with leather interior,
$8700 OBO. 259-3613 days or 259-
6884 after 5:00 pm. 2/22p
1998 S10, 4 cylinder, 5 speed, new
clutch, pressure plate & throw out bear-
ing, new brakes & tires. Aluminum tool
box, great shape, runs great, $3000
firm. 259-5156. 2/22-3/1 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. 12/28ffc
1992 Ford F150, 2 WD, inline 6, auto-
matic, A/C, 251K miles, $1300. 259-
9275. 2/22p
2001 Yukon LT, $9500. 545-8200 or
653-1860. 2/22-3/1 p
1978 Ford F100 custom, 6 cylinder, 4
speed with granny, good condition, tool
box, 33x12.50x15 tires, asking $1195.
259-8188. 2/22p
1997 Dodge 1/2. ton Sport, extended
cab with seat, excellent condition, no
oil use, Mangum engine, auto, power
steering, power brakes, air, Pioneer Dis
radio, trailer slide -in hitch with trailer
& camper hook-up, aluminum wheels,
aluminum tool box, new tires, dual
exhaust, hood air deflector, bedliner.
Call Tommy Johns at 259-3275 or 673-
0888 ." .2/22p-




Affordable & dependable. Let me take
care of your cleaning needs. Also avail-
able evenings and weekends. Call 259-
8310. 2/22p
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.
4/22tfc





Free to good home. American Pit pup-
pies, have been wormed. Call 259-6553
after 5:00 pm. 2/22p
Happy Jack Mange Medicine promotes
healing and hair growth to any mange
or bare spot on any-dogs and horses
without steroids. Glen Cash Store 259-
2381 www.e-stitch.com. 2/15-3/8p
Shiz-tzu puppies, born 12/22/06, 4
males, b&w and 2 females c&w, $250
each, perfect for Valentine's Day for
your sweetie!! 259-9438. 2/8-22p
Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $50 boarding fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20ftfc


Found: Black Lab, Commonwealth area.
Call to identify 259-0507. 2/22p


Press Advertising
Deadline
Monday 5:O.,PM


G SALE


Notice to readers:
The newspaper often publishes classified
advertising on subjects like work-at-home,
weight loss products, health products.
While the newspaper uses reasonable dis-
cretion in deciding on publication of such
ads, it takes no responsibility as to the
truthfulness of claims. Respondents should
use caution and common sense before
sending any money or making other com-
mitments based on statements and/or
promises; 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
Infant/toddler & preschool teachers
wanted for a new child care center.
Responsibilities include planning and
implementing age-appropriate and
developmental activities. The 40 Hour
Childcare Training is required, CDA pre-
ferred. Salary is negotiable. Please send
resume to Catina Jones, 522 S. 7th St.,
Macclenny, FL. 32063 or call 259-2323
Monday-Friday 1:00-3:00. EOE.
2/15-22p
Adult case manager. Work with men-
tally ill adults in Baker County. BA in a
human service field required. Fax 259-
5187. 2/22c
Part time female caregivers needed
7:00 am-7:00 pm or 7:00 pm-7:00 am
to care for 2 mentally disabled adult
females in Baker County. HS diploma or
GED required. CNA preferred or obtain
within 6 months. Fax resume to 904-
259-4671. 2/15-22c
Needed trailer mechanic or helper.
Hard work and fast pace. Serious inqui-
ries only. Call 813-1222. 2/22p
Experienced painters needed. Must
have tools, benefits after 90 days. 259-
5877. 12/30tfc
A Touch of Grass Lawn Service needs
experienced full time lawn maintenance
worker withvlalid Florida driverslicense.
259-7335. 3/23tfc
Drivers: Co. CDL-A, excellent pay
& benefits! $3000 retention bonus!
More home time, paid holidays, vaca-
tion, medical & dental. 404-346-0960
x22626. 2/15-3/1 p
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.
2/22p
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



YARD SALES
Friday 8:00 am-?, First Assembly of God corner
of Stansell & 5th Street. Playpens, toddler toys.
swings, etc.


,'-- .. ;,Friday 10:00 am-2:00 pm. 7722 Old Nursery
TALG :. Road, 125 S to Old Nursery Plantation. Women's
.. .' clothes medium, men's clothes L. XL, boy's
4T, girls 3T, jewelry, suitcases, purses.
Yard sale and fresh produce daily. 9:00 am-3:00
pm. 121 N on left. Lots of nice Things.
Saturday 8:00 am-noon, 1127 Copperfield Circle, Copper Creek.
Large 2 families.
Saturday, March 3, 7:30 am-12:30 pm. Midtown Day Flea Market.
No fee required. Bring your own set up. Everyone welcome. For in-
formation, call Kathleen at 904-994-5595.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?. 1112 Copperfield Circle. Copper
Creek. Furniture, kids, women & men's clothing, matresses, etc. 3
families.


Plumbers needed, only experienced
need apply. Dickie's Plumbing 653-
1136. 2/15-22c
Nail Tech needed at Leina's Hair
Mechanics. 259-8945. 2/15-22p
Local home care agency looking for full
time/part time Physical Therapist and
Occupational Therapist. Contact Linda
at 259-3111. 5/25tfc
Company specializing in erosion con-
trol now hiring the following positions:
Class A CDL drivers, crew leaders,
equipment operators, laborers. Valid
driver's license a MUST. Fax resume to
904-275-3292 or call 275-4960. EOE.
Drug free workplace. 2/22p
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA).
Northeast Florida State Hospital
(NEFSH), a Governor's Sterling Award
Recipient, in conjunction with Baker
County, is recruiting Certified Nursing
Assistants to staff a 20 bed, forensic
unit for individuals reqOiring skilled
care. These are county positions with
county benefits and salary will. com-
mensurate with experience. You may
apply in person at NEFSH,. in Human
,ReqPrce,,rdministratioRp Building i.
7487 S. SR 121, Macclenry, FL 32063
Contact Teresa Brown at 904-259-6211
ext. 1128. 2/22-3/28c
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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, limita-
tion or discrimination based on race, color,
religion, sex, handicap, familiar status or
national origin, or an intention, to make any
such preference, limitation or discrimina-


Florida
Crown \

Realty

iR 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 1-10 in Glen St. Mary.
$109,000
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
2 acres with 1404E de in good condition.
3 BR, 2 BA split del porch. 2 miles north
of Glen St. Mary. Priced to sell $129,900
Fixer upper for hunter/fisherman. 1994 1296 SF 3 BR, 2
BA MH on 2.73 acres. Shed with camp kitchen and sleep-
ing area. Near Ocean Pond in Olustee. Needs a little work.
$69900


Help Wanted:


Dental Assistant

5 Yr. Experience

Required

Fax Resume to:

904-396-4924

Don't have
experience yet?
See the ad for
Jacksonville Dental
Assistant School
-in. the HelpiWanted.seetion
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"


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 I
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 comer
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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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS,
tion." Familial status includes children under
the age of 18 living with parents or legal cus-
todians, pregnant women and people secur-
ing custody of children under 18.
This newspaper will not knowingly accept
any advertising for real estate which is in
violation of the law. Our readers are 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.
Bryceville. 28+/- acres, zoned build-
able for 2 lots, $300,000. 904-483-7617
or 509-7269. 2/22-3/21 p
1.28 acre lot with well & septic off
Woodlawn Rd., $55,000. Please call
904-813-3091. 10/12tfc
FSBO. Country living minutes from 1-10,
beautiful 1996 Homes of Merit 28x64,
1792 sf, 3 BR, 2 BA with fireplace, very
large kitchen with island, lots of cabi-
nets and counter space, includes side-
by-side refrigerator, dishwasher and
electric range, has garden tub, separate
shower and double sinks in master bath.
Move in condition on 3 acres, $134,500.
259-5895. 2/15-22p
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home on % acre in
Glen, chain link fence, detached shed on
corner lot, asking $65,000. 334-1994.
2/22p
FSBO. Copper Creek Hills, Unit III, 2
large lot $65,000 each, 1 lot @ $55,000.
Please telephone 904-813-1580.1/25tfc
FSBO. 3 BR, 2 BA doublewide on 1 acre,
$84,000. 904-591-2916. 2/22p
Elegant entrance brick home. 4 BR, 2
BA, 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 prop-
erty, prime location, restricted to homes,
horses allowed, $128,000. 259-3878.
11/30tfc
New brick home under construction,
1800 SF, HVAC, 3 BR, 2 BA with extras
on 2V2 acre lot. $230,000 +/- purchase
now to select colors & finishes. 259-
7572 or 904-591-2588 cell. 2/22p
By owner. 3 BR, 2 BA brick home,
1700 sf on 10 acres in Taylor (Baker
County). More land available. Very
secluded, house remodeled December
2006. 18x27 ft. vinyl room, beautiful live
oaks, property high & dry, shed, barn,
many extras. Community surrounded by
-itiionjl forest, $295,000. 259-9599 ..
2/15-3/14p
Three city lots in Macclenny, $75,000.
545-8316. 2/22p
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
13 acre farm with extra pony business
income, 1850 sf home, 2 barns, large
oak trees, ponds, includes farm equip-
ment and livestock, in Glen St. Mary,
$475,000. 259-2465. 2/15-22p
10 acres in the country, homeplace,
high & dry, 2 mobile homes singlewide
and doublewide, large oaks, highway
frontage, hayfield, $199,900, will divide.
904-591-2916. 2/22p
2 BR, 11V BA home on 1 acre with
garage, located in prime area close to
Macclenny city limits. Asking $120,000.
Please call 728-6818 for more informa-
tion. 2/22p
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
FSBO. 3 BR, 2 BA mobile home on
2 acres, zoned for 2 dwellings, near
Macclenny Elementary, $115,000. 904-
962-2252. 2/22c
1 acre lot +/-, 4630 North 40 Circle,
$49,500. 904-262-6752. 2/8-3/1 p
1 acre, high & dry, fish pond, ready to
build, homes only, owner financing or
cash discount. 912-843-8118. 2/22tfc
5 acres by Sanderson Pipe with 2
mobile homes, excellent investment,
asking $145,000. 259-9066. 2/15-22p


Thursday February 22, 2007 Page 14


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. 2/15-3/1 p
FSBO. 2.34 acres, 3 BR, 1 BA partially
remodeled frame house, all fenced,
shed, $150,000 OBO. 259-3708 or 904-
92-Q?77 9/1F5n


Cypress Pointe, 3 BR, 2 BA, $1150/
month, 496 Islemoreda Drive S. Patricia
Turner, Realty Executives, 556-9586.
2/15-3/8p
3 BR, 2 BA doublewide near elemen-
tary school, $800/month, 1st, last and
deposit. 904-962-2252. 2/22c
Available March 1. 2 BR, 2 BA duplex-
with laundry, $700/month, 1st and last
month, 6 month's minimum lease. 259-
7572 or 904-591-2588 cell. 2/22p
Mobile homes, 2 and 3 BR, A/C, no
pets, $500-$550 plus deposit. 904-860-
4604. 3/17tfc
Available March 1st. 3 BR, 2 BA mobile
home, carpet & vinyl flooring, living
room, kitchen, dining room on .50 acre
lot in Sanderson. All electric appliances,
$1600 security deposit, $800/month.
Please call between the hours of 9:00
am-5:00 pm, weekdays 259-3343.
2/22tfc
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, no pets, gar-
bage pickup, sewer, water & lawn main-
tenance provided, $600/month, $600
deposit. 912-843-8118. 2/15tfc
2 BR, 2 BA mobile home, Taylor area.
653-1176 for details. 2/22-3/1 p
New upstairs apartments coming soon,
downtown, 2 2 BR with office, 1 3 BR
with office. 838-2487. .2/22p
3 BR, 2 BA doublewide, CH/A, non-
smokers, no pets, $800/month, $600
deposit. References required. 904-631-
8831. 2/22p


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Winter Special. $99/night, 3 night mini-
mum, 1 BR, sleeps 4, oceanfront, St.
Augustine. 904-483-7617. 2/22-3/21 p
2 BR, 2 BA ground floor condo, St.
Augustine, poolside, incredible ocean
view, $1000/week. 505-0083 www.free-
webs.com\johnsbeachcondo.
2/22-4/26p
Smokey Mountain cabin with front
stream, near Cherokee, NC, Gatlinburg,
TN, Dollywood and Pigeon Forge, $325/
week. 386-752-0013. 2/1-4/19p


2 office spaces left to lease. Downtown
next to City Hall, (1) 900 SF, (1) 600 SF,
building remodeled inside and out. 838-
2487. 2/22p





2002 Fleetwood 16x72 singlewide, 3
BR,,2 BA, CH/A, DW, $25,000. Call 321-
609-0480, buymytrailerhome@yahoo.
com. 2/15-3/14p





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ROBERT GERARD

It's high-holy days for NAS-
CAR fans. The Daytona 500 was
this weekend, and even though
I'm a casual fan at best, I have to
admit that the finish brought me
out of my seat.
When you move to Baker
County you have to sign a con-
tract that states you must watch
at least part of the Daytona 500
in order to live here. But just in
case you broke your contract and
missed it, here's how the last two
laps went.
Mark Martin, the grizzled vet-
eran, was in first place under the
caution flag. Kurt or Kyle Busch,
one of those guys named for a
beer sponsor, was second with
just two laps to go. All Martin,
semi-retired and racing because
his team needed a driver, had to
do was hold them off.
It looked like the sentimental
favorite would do it. He man-
aged it for a lap, racing flat out
under the green flag. But he had
no help from behind as a dozen
drivers thought they might have
a shot to snatch the checkered
flag.
Out of nowhere on the outside


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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:
www.lakecitycc.edu
Salary: Based on degree and
experience, plus benefits.
Application deadline:
March 2,2007
Inquiries:
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


came Kevin Harvick slingshot-
ing out with a little extra kick.
He edged past Martin in the third
turn and from then on it was
chaos as the two were fender to
fender with a dozen cars spinning
out and crashing behind them.
Harvick had a little more
oomph in the final seconds and
edged past Martin for the win.
Behind them was bedlam. Clint
Bowyer crossed the finish line
skidding upside down and on
fire.
It looked like an ending only
Hollywood could have staged.
I was rooting for Martin. He's
my buddy Denny Wells' favorite
driver, and hasn't had an ounce
of luck at The Great American
Race. But it was not to be.
Daytona is always interesting
since it's the start of the NAS-
CAR season, the drivers and
their crews are searching for
something extra to break the par-
ity that NASCAR rules impose
on the cars to make them more
competitive.
This year, though, was a little


F JUILACE CITY

DIRECTOR, DEVELOPMENTAL
EDUCATION
Responsible for implementing devel-
opmental courses and acting as cent-
ral resource for information about
program. Recruit, schedule and evaluate
developmental instructors.
Master's degree with 18 graduate hours
in English, Math, Reading, or Education,
plus three years developmental teaching,
including online and distance learning
classes. Salary: $45,000 annually plus
benefits.
Application deadline: March 15, 2007.
Teaching Assistant II, Computer Lab
213 Duty Days
Manage computer lab, supervise and
schedule work load for student assistants,
and assist student with computer
questions and assignments. Minimum
of 32 college semester hours in relevant
discipline, and two years as teaching
assistant or experience in related area.
Salary: $17,705.00 annually
plus benefits
Application deadline:
February 28,2007
College application & transcripts
required.
Position details & application available
on the web at: www.lakecitycc.edu
Inquiries: Human Resources
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


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Over the road drivers needed.
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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
most weeks as we have a good mixture of regional and over the road.
Home most weekends. Personalized dispatching that comes front only
dispatching 25 trucks locally. Earn up to 30% of revenue immediately.
NO WAITING!!! New increased layover pay. Up to $100.00 per day.
2 weeks vacation. $1200.00 per year Safety Bonus. Driver of the Year
bonus: Driver recruitment bonus. Medical and dental insurance. Need 2
years experience.
CALL JIM OR DEBBIE LAWRENCE
904-368-0777 or 888-919-8898


ALL BRICK- 3BR/1BA on large city
lot, newer roof, fresh paint inside,
central heat/ac, fenced back yard w/
workshop. MLS#350781; $165,000
53 PICTURE PERFECT! Fenced, cross
fenced, 2 ponds, electric, well, septic
sys, & phone lines. MLS#307155,
$680,000

53 ACRE FARM In Glen St. Mary
setup.w/ elec./well/septic/fenced &
2 ponds waiting for your finishing
touches. MLS#307155, $680,000

VACANT LAND 40 acres of land for
development south of Sanderson.
A great investment property.
MLS#329000, $600,000

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

COUNTRY LIVING -28 plus acres
of vacant high and dry land in
MacClenny. MLS#317891, $630,000

BEAUTY& SECURE 3BR/2BA 1,427
sq ft, screened rm w/ hot tub. Security
doors, new paint, refrig. a/c, brk drive,
fence & more! MLS#347055, $203,000

IMMACULATE 2005 3BR/2BA home
on .31 acres, open floor plan, big
backyard, screened porch, and privacy
fenced. MLS#333101, $215,000


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COUNTRY LIVING Hunters paradise!
Nice 3BR/2BA doublewide on 5 acres.
Split bedroom'arrangement; master suite
w/garden tub & 12 X 9 shed. MLS#353074,
$135,000

3 CITY LOTS -Well maintained brick home
on 3 city lots, 2,700 sq ft, 4BR/2BA, pecan
trees, detached garage & wood floors.
MLS#353112, $399,000


out of the ordinary. Michael Wal-
trip's crew chief was suspended
indefinitely for doctoring the fuel
mixture. He thought a little jet
fuel might give that added kick
to send the car into the strato-
sphere.
What's next, pulling up at
the pump at the Kennedy Space
Center down the road at Cape
Canaveral to juice up on what
they pump into the space shuttle
Discovery?
Even Jeff Gordon, the guy
NASCAR fans love to hate, got
docked and had to start the race
in dead last for trying to beat the
system.
NASCAR is going to have
a hard time topping this for the
rest of the season. They'd better
put Ricky Bobby on the pole for
every race if they expect me to
tune in.


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EXPERIENCED
LOADERS NEEDED!

Oasis Staffing is seeking
experienced Loaders to work at
Michaels Distribution Center.
These are 2"" shift positions
working Mon-Fri from 3:15pm-
11:15 pm. Must have prior
experience in building pallets
and have the desire and ability
to meet production needs for
their main distribution center.
Excellent opportunity for these
temp-to-hire positions. Must
be able to pass a criminal
background check and drug
screen and lift 50+ lbs. Pay
rate is $9.00/hr. and positions
are located on the Westside.
Interested candidates call
Jenni Jones at 421-2724 for
immediate consideration and a
possible interview.


Tractor Work/Garden Prep.


We can help you get ready
for your spring garden, .
clear away old brush, level
and repair existing
driveways or install
culverts. We offer other
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call for more information.


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TWO STORY! Large fenced beauty features
Berber carpet, 6th bedroom, large kitchen
w/breakfast bar, recreation room and more!
MLS#353045, $380,000

OCEAN OASIS! 3BR/2BA home, private,
1,964 sq ft, great for entertaining. Must see
bring all offers. MLS#351386, $460,000

ACREAGE- 3.5 acres located just 35 miles
from Jacksonville. Mobile homes allowed.
MLS#341513, $49,900


(904) 259-9461


BEAUTIFUL LAKE VIEW 4BR/3BA
home with custom fence, crown
molding, large screen lanai, & jetted
tub. Many possibilities! MLS#315252,
$379,900

PACE MANOR FIND! 4BR/3BA
model located in Hearthstone @
Oakleaf. Features flat top range,
dishwasher, plantation blinds,
fenced yard and more! MLS#351472,
$300,000

BAKER COUNTY- 7.5 acres private
shady lot. Partially cleared w/paved
road frontage. Already split in two
parcels. MLS#312559, $138,000

COUNTRY LAND- 4.75 acres in
beautiful old nursery plantation.
Cleared & fenced. Ready to build your
home. MLS#333422, $150,000

LIVING IN THE COUNTRY Four
acres in Bryceville w/double wide
mobile home, concrete block work
shop, home sold as is! MLS#329232,
$168,500

BAKER COUNTY 3 acres for mobile
home or build to suit in Sanderson.
MLS#333770, $60,000
WELCOME CHARMER Perfect
family home; everything you could
want. Cozy den, inside laundry, plenty
of closet space, and new kitchen
appliances. MLS#352978, $170,000


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168 Duty Days Tenured Track To Commence August 2007
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
Master's Degree with at least 18 graduate hours in discipline; Medical Doctorate; or
master's with 18 graduate hours in work centered on human Anatomy & Physiology.
Ability to also teach Biology, Physical Science, or other science related course
desired.
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, BIOLOGY
l Masters degree in.Biology or Microbiology y ith .t least lS grIaduc i..-.u i in the
subject area. Credentials to teach Anatomy and Physiology, Zoology, and other Life
Sciences courses a plus.
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, BUSINESS EDUCATION
Master's degree in Business with knowledge of office procedures, bookkeeping
process and applications, and skill in computer use and applications. Knowledge of
agribusiness as related to business & industry desired.
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, ECONOMICS
Requires Masters degree with minimum 18 graduate credit hours in field and teaching
experience. Ability to teach in additional fields (history, political science, geography,
math, etc.), desirable.
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, MATHEMATICS
Master's Degree with at least 18 graduate hours in Mathematics prefix courses. Ability
to use graphing calculators and computers.
198 Duty Days Tenured Track
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, TURF EQUIPMENT TECHNOLOGY
Teach turf equipment and shop management classes including mechanics, diagnostics,
welding and maintenance. AA/AS with five years full-time mechanic experience.
Bachelor's degree preferred. Teaching experience and/or turf equipment technician
experience desired.
Salary: Based on degree and experience, plus benefits
Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin March 15, 2007
Persons interested should provide college application, vita, and photocopies of
Transcripts. All foreign transcripts must be submitted with official translation and
evaluation.
Position details and applications available on web at: www.lakecitycc.edu
Human Resources
Lake City Community College
149 S.E. College Place
Lake City Fl 32025-2007
Phone (386) 754-4314; Fax (386) 754-4594; E-Mail: boettcherg@lakecitycc.edu
LCCC is accredited by the Commission onColleges ofthe SouthernAssociation of Collegesand Schools.VP/ADA/EA/EO Collegein
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Widening resurface ofBoulevard underway...
What the City of Macclenny hopes will be an equitable solution on the troubled stretch of South Boulevard between SR 228 and
East Boulevard got underway on President's Day (Monday) this week as crews from DuvalAsphalt began adding two feet on each
side of the pavement. The alteration is designed to alleviate congestion from poor traffic flow on the one-way stretch during peak
school hours. Boulevard was scheduled for resurfacing as part of a $500,000 project in Macclenny late last year, but remained the
final portion as city officials figured out how to best soothe complaints from residents in the neighborhood about vehicles park-
ing in their yards and cracking driveways. The city agreed last month to the $49,000 worth of added expense for the widening.
Trouble began with the opening of the new PreK/Kindergarten school in August, 2006 when traffic snarls and other woes resulted
in irate neighbors petitioning the school board and criticizing the district for lack of planning.


'Last stab' on quest for day care...


(From page 9)
while the couple was required to
pay for six sewer taps, only one
was installed.
In other business, the council
moved closer to formal adoption
of an ordinance on impact fees
by setting a workshop March 5 to
tie up loose ends on the prelimi-
nary document. Most are routine
resulting from copying the text
from existing ordinances, includ-
ing Macclenny's.
The impact charges for com-
mercial units have yet to be de-
cided, and it's unlikely Glen will
alter the $4250 fee set for resi-
dential and mobile homes. Ms.
Padgett urged that mayors act as
fee administrators, and approve
letters to the county building
department affirming they have


been paid before permits are is-
sued.
The mayor is also pushing for
public hearings and final adop-
tion in March if the calendar per-
mits.
In another lingering matter, at-
torney Foreman advised "there's
a lot of thorns in the bush" on
the missing two blocks in the
town's plat map. A recent survey
determined Blocks 1 and 2 are
rife with structures and fences
on public right-of-way and will
likely necessitate road closings.
Aunt Mary Harvey Road runs
askew of the platted right-of-way
and that will have to be corrected
as well, the attorney noted. The
Glen Church is also sited on ded-
icated public access, the $1750
survey revealed.
Mr. Foreman predicted that


cleaning up the discrepancies
will be "a relatively difficult
project" that needs to be done if
Glen ever decides to expand lim-
its in its northwest quadrant.
* And lastly, a determination
will be made whether the public
interest is served by removal of
dead trees adjacent to property
owned by Councilmen Woody
Crews and Charles Reneau. The
town attorney cautioned that
public money cannot be spent in
the absence of potential hazard
to public rights-of-way.

AL-ANON Meetings
Every Monday 8:00 pm
Macclenny Church of Christ
5th and Minnesota
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