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77th Year, Vol. 45 Thursday, March 1, 2007 Macdenny, Florida 50
Here we go again.
Like a rite of spring, the future
of Northeast Florida State Hos-
pital as a publicly-run facility
pops up about this time of year
when Florida's Legislature stirs
to life for its annual session.
In the old days, the future of
NEFSH as a state mental hos-
pital came to the public's atten-
tion amid proposals to convert it
into a prison or a facility for the
criminally insane like the one at
Chattahoochee in west Florida.
More recently in 2003, the de-
bate swirled around whether the
1100 employee, nearly 50-year-
old state hospital could be better
and more cheaply managed by a
private contractor an arrange-
ment similar to those in effect at
two south Florida institutions.
This year, privatization (now
called "outsourcing" in state
lingo) came up during a panel
discussion in Tallahassee before
the Committee on Health Inno-
vation. The committee's chair-
man, Rep. Rene Garcia (R-Hia-
leah) was quoted as saying, "If
outsourcing state hospital man-
agement improves efficiency
and quality of care, we should
consider that in making budget
As the start of the annual
legislative session draws close
there is no legislation pre-filed
or under committee discussion
that would change the face of
NEFSH, and the county's state
representative who happens
to be chairman this year of the
House Healthcare Council says
any move to privatize will not
get by him.
"I'm in a great position to
keep an eye on it because any-
thing reported out on health is-
sues has to come through my
committee, and I assure you I'll
be watching," said Rep. Aaron
Bean (R-Femandina), who rep-
resents Baker and several other
Florida Crown counties.
Mr. Bean, scorched in 2003
when he voted favorably on just
such a proposal claiming it
was a party compromise that he
knew would die in the Florida
Senate has since vowed re-
peatedly to protect the present
state management at NEFSH
under the Department of Chil-
dren and Families.
Among those who attended
that panel discussion on Febru-
ary 20 was Steve Kennedy, ad-
ministrator at NEFSH, who is
pleased no so-called "proviso
language" currently exists to al-
ter the current system. Still, he
feels a gradual nudge is taking
place to convert NEFSH, Chat-
tahoochee and North Florida
Regional in Gainesville to pri-
(See page 2)
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$61 million in DOT projects
Two investigators scraped up during drug
Two sheriff's investigators received the investigators' vehicle and the struggling stop, the officers noted the nervous Mr.
minor injuries scuffling with a man they suspect was given two doses in the facial Green had trouble speaking and soon real-
stopped on SR 121 north of Macclenny the area. ized it was due to the fact he was attempt-
afternoon of February 20 after witnessing The witnesses were identified as Glenn ing to swallow the drugs.
him purchase crack cocaine in a south city Freeman and Richard Davis, both of whom The investigators followed Mr. Green's
neighborhood known for heavy drug traf- live near the scene. truck from Grissholm St. where they were
picking. Investigator Rhoden's report notes that observing activity. The neighborhood is
Investigators Scotty Rhoden and David Mr. Green apparently succeeded in crush- known for "drive-by" drug sales, often
Bryant went to the ground with Norman ing the crack rock or rocks in his hand after white customers stopped on the right-of-
Green, 39, of Macclenny attempting to get grabbing a fistful of dirt during the scuffle. way or, in the case of Mr. Green, pulling
him to release several rocks of crack he spit At one point he kneed Investigator Rho- into side paths between Grissholm and
into his right hand while being questioned den in the head, and also wrapped a leg Joan St.
after he was stopped in his white SUV about around his neck and head as he attempted The drug sellers, typically black males,
5:00. Mr. Green was subdued after two wit- to keep the officers from opening his right run up to the vehicles and quickly make the
nesses retrieved a can of pepper spray from hand. During questioning following the sale.
77% of total
1-10, US 90
The Florida Department of
Transportation plans to spend
almost $61 million on roads, a
bridge and other projects the next
five years in Baker County, about
77% of it resurfacing the entire
length of Interstate 10 and US
90 from Sanderson east to the
Nassau County line.
James Bennett, the DOT's district
planning manager and a Baker
County resident, outlined the
main details in a presentation to
the Baker County Commission on
February 20. It was essentially
the same information dispensed
at a five-year plan review in
Jacksonville last December.
The accompanying map depicts
the main projects for which state
and federal funds will be used,
along with the anticipated year
The sole current project is
resurfacing of SR 121 north from
Macclenny to the state line. At
a cost of $4.7 million, it also
includes paving of shoulders and
improvements to drainage and
side road entrances. The $9.3
million first phase of the 1-10
repaving from Columbia County
east to US 90 at Sanderson is
scheduled later this year.
Mr. Bennett, who also reviewed
other vehicles for obtaining
additional funds through the state,
pointed out that $6.3 million is
budgeted for 2011 to replace the
outdated bridge over the Little St.
Marys River on SR 125 south of
Glen St. Mary.
The incident report mentions that Mr.
Green was stopped in the same area by In-
vestigator Bryant several weeks ago and
admitted he was in the neighborhood to
Mr. Green is charged with felony drug
possession, battery on the officers, resist-
ing arrest with violence and destroying evi-
dence, all felony offenses.
The same two investigators reported this
week the arrest of four others for trafficking
in drugs ranging from prescription medica-
tion to marijuana. A warrant was issued for
a fifth person.
(See page 2)
Teacher ofthe Year
not so hot' at math
the first time around
BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Math teacher Leigh Ann
Hays, the Baker County Dis-
trict Teacher of the Year for
2007-08 admits that in high
school, math was not her fa-
"I wasn't particularly good
at it," confesses the amiable
Ms. Hays. "I actually couldn't
stand taking algebra in high
school. It was so abstract."
Ms. Hays grew up in Ohio.
She began attending Wright
State University there, but
left school to marry and start
a family. In 1992, the family
moved to Baker County when
her husband took an assistant
pastor position at First Baptist
Church of Glen St. Mary.
Ms. Hays began working
with children in the preschool
program at the First United
Methodist Church in Macclen-
ny. When Patricia Weeks, the
preschool's director, found out
Ms. Hays already had earned
60 hours of college credit, she
said "O.K. That's it. You're go-
ing back to school!"
"She pushed me, really
pushed me," said Ms. Hays.
"She said I needed my degree
because she felt I really should
In 1995, Ms. Hays took
the placement tests at Lake
City Community College. She
scored fine in English, but
math was a different story. Her
scores were, as she put it, "re-
Since it had been years
since she had even seen math
problems, she remembered
little of her former instruction
and the level was way beyond
her ability. She started over at
Teacher of the year Leigh Ann Hays helps eleventh grader Sara Norris with a pre-calculus problem.
PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
the remedial level with the ba- Ms. Hays. "I slowly developed Ms. Hays credits her in-
sics and moved forward from a broad understanding that I structors with her success.
there. had not had before. Then sud- They constantly encour-
"It was the best thing that denly, it all began to fall into aged and supported her. She
could have happened," said place." (See page 6)
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(From page 1) :
"I could tell when several
committee members made state-
ments they had visited GEO (the
privately-run former South Flor-
ida State Hospital in Pembroke
Pines) and were pleased with
what they saw," observed Mr.
Kennedy, who rose from a floor
aide to the top job in more than
three decades at NEFSH.
Privatization has popped up as
one of 14 health care categories
among the "100 Ideas for Flori-
da's Future" and thus has gained
traction among state lawmakers,
particularly Republicans. It calls
for a study evaluating the hos-
pitals where it has already taken
place to "measure efficiency and
Rep. Bean says the GEO fa-
cility is being touted as the "care
model" for other mental hospi-
According to Jacqueline Sosa,
a spokeswoman for Rep. Garcia,
the Committee on Health Innova-
tion has not made a formal deci-
sion as to whether there will be a
The big fear among NEFSH
employees is a private manage-
ment contract will adversely af-
fect key areas like retirement and
health care benefits. Administra-
tor Kennedy estimates 650 of the
1100 employee work force live
in Baker County and many of
them are in positions like dietary
and custodial making in the low.
Vested in the Florida retirement
system after six years, workers
can count on 48% of the average
of their last five year's salary as re-
tirement income when they reach
eligible age. Mr. Kennedy said
many fear the cost-cutting incen-
tive of contract management will
target wages and benefits first.
Northeast Florida State Hos-
pital is developing a plan to add
120 forensic (criminal) beds to
the campus off SR 121 south of
Macclenny, making use of some
of the buildings that have been
unused since the advent of com-
munity-based care. That concept
dropped the number of patients
from 1000 in the 1960s-70s to
about 450 today.
"We were told to develop plans
for the added beds and our con-
cern is how the state will fund the
added cost," said Mr. Kennedy.
"Will they give us the money and
no FTEs (the per-person staffing
system presently used) or will
they make it 'contracted profes-
sional services' (privatization)?"
He and others who favor leav-
ing the management and person-
nel system the same realize the
state could slowly "choke" the
process and replace it with pri-
vately contracted agencies.
A state audit of Baker County
school district operations during
fiscal 2006 cited the administra-
tion for deficiencies in a num-
ber of areas, including the use
of bond-generated QZAB funds
and an increase in the amount of
tangible personal property that is
The Auditor General's of-
fice noted nearly $70,000 spent
on computer upgrades at Baker
High, the district office and the
In addition, QZAB money
was used to purchase five school
buses at $322,065 that the auditor
deemed "inappropriate" because
the vehicles were used to trans-
port students other than those
at the middle school, Keller and
both elementary schools.
Based on the number of stu-
dents on free and reduced price
meals, those four schools qualify
for the bond money.
Superintendent Paula Barton
responded that 70% of students
who ride the new buses are from
the four schools. On the mat-
Investigators scraped up
(From page 1) erson, charged with trafficking in
the prescription drug osycodone
Investigator Bryant said the and possession with intent to sell.
cases were made during a two Mr. Johnson has a criminal record
month period starting in Novem- that includes a state prison sen-
ber using a system of confidential tence.
informants. Debra Gainey, 26, also of
The cases were prepared and Sanderson and Mr. Johnson's
warrants obtained earlier, but In- daughter, charged with identical
vestigator Bryant said they wait- offenses.
ed until the past week to make the Natalie Crews, 18, of Mac-
arrests. clenny, sale and possession of
Rounded up were: marijuana.
SBertil Johnson, 56, of Sand- Daniel Churchville, 18, of
Macclenny, two counts of posses-
sion of cocaine with intent to sell.
A warrant is still outstanding
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said some of them were billed
incorrectly to BCHS, and other
upgrades at the district office
and Alternative School are justi-
fied because they are "hubs" for
The district promised to keep
a closer watch on property after
the auditor noted $162,881 listed
as either lost or stolen in a cumu-
lative account last year.
The year before, the total was
$109,235 and in 2004, $83,567.
The audit also noted the dis-
trict did not compare contractor
wages with levels set by the fed-
eral government to comply with
the Davis-Bacon Act during a
An operational statement
showed the district spending
in fiscal 2006 at $40.5 million,
some $36.8 million of it from
$6.23 in local sources, $27 mil-
lion from the state and $3.3 mil-
lion from the federal govern-
ment through the state. The year
ended with an $8 million fund
for Tammy Morris, 46, for traf-
ficking in hydrocodone. She is
believed to be in the Jacksonville
Investigator Bryant said more
warrants will be issued for per-
sons who bought during the same
Others will be sought for more
recent set-up buys.
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IMPRESSIONS could turn out to be a long-term
IMPRESSIONS relationship considering what's
JIM McGAULEY coming down the pike with other
As one of the attorneys indi-
Maybe I missed something. cated last week, the county can Avail
The county commission held a benefit from mistakes he's made
workshop last week, a productive and witnessed the past two or
one at that, and it was billed as a more decades. No arguing with
gab session on growth matters: that logic, and with the amount
things like large-scale amend- of money at stake for the county
ments, DRI applications and oth- (and developers) the hourly rates
er woes faced by growing coun- quoted last week pale in compari-
ties saddled with myriad state and son.
local laws vs. the agendas of large That's not the point, however.
development companies. The commissioners need to step
A timely subject it was, and back and do this right: invite all
the less formal workshop setting of them to step forward with their
is the ideal one for what are es- experience and reasons why they
sentially mini-seminars, should be considered.
When the meeting ended, I
realized the county was consider-.
ing hiring the two lawyers who i t t
led most of the discussion that In t wl t
afternoon. C 4 7
Both appear to be qualified, t your egeta les t
one with 30 years practicing in eatIour vegetables t
Clay County and representing
both ends of the spectrum de- There is a dizzying amount of and lentils, are one of the be
velopers and local government health, exercise and diet infor- sources of proteins, fiber ai
(hopefully not at the same time, mation available to people today. iron and are high in folic aci
though such an arrangement ex- Each week seems to hail the ad- Nutritionists
isted here at one time with a for- vice of another health guru and consider le- TH
mer county attorney), the publishing of another diet gumes to be the
The younger partner special- and fitness book. Just look at powerhouse of
izes in growth matters also; he's what's available in the bookstore vegetables. T
just younger. the sheer volume of choices is Vegetables P
The partners agreed to take a overwhelming. So how does one are a dieter's EL
look at the pending DRI applica- know what advice to follow? best friend. KELLE
tion by Adrian Development for I believe that the simplest ad- Most are cat-
the 7000 unit Cedar Creek proj- vice is still the best. When your egorized by nutritionists as
ect near Glen. mom told you to eat your veg- "free food" meaning you c
That's probably wise, since the tables, she was right, and that's eat an unlimited amount withe
process is about to begin anew still some of the soundest advice having to worry about caloi
with town forums and re-consid- around. There are lots of reasons content. According to the fami
eration by the commission next to eat your veggies. nutrition website AskDrSea:
month. There is some urgency. Vegetables are nutrient.dense corn, the human body us
But at $250 and $175 per hour and pack a lot of benefit in a nearly as many calories to dige
(not exorbitant by comparison), minimum of calories. A half cup vegetables as are contained
the county board would be wise of vegetables contains a wide the vegetables in the first pla
to request "professional services variety of vitamins, minerals (this is barring added extra
proposals" from other lawyers and phytonutrients which fight and sugar during cooking,
equally versed in the world of cancer. Members of the legume course). A person uses up m(
growth management. family, which are beans, peas of the 26 calories in a slice of t
It's good business, and likely
With a replacement lined up, hes ready
S1 1( I I )
standards of publication.
disorders and obesity,
rns out the best advice
mato just to chew, swallow and
digest it. The left over calories
don't have much of a chance of
to take a seat on the back home express
MAJ. BOBBY HART
February 25, 2007
CAMP VICTORY, Iraq-
Things continue to get serious
about me leaving, though not se-
rious enough for me to be gone
I'm getting to leave because
I have someone willing to come
take my place, I've spent my
share of time over here already
and I need to take care of things,
including a spousal unit, at home.
I realize that I'm a lot more for-
tunate that most of the people
My replacement is at Fort
Benning and awaiting a flight,
I have packed up most of my
things and started pulling down
Gator posters and family photos
from my office. About all that is
left is for me to do some paper-
work, turn in my weapon, spin
up the guy coming in and hop on
a flight myself.
There were a couple of ca-
veats for having someone come
in for me. One was I have to do
our unit's major medical exer-
cise Global Medic in June, help
to work the transformation of our
unit for when we return and help
plan the welcome home ceremo-
ny for the rest of the guys when
they come back in August.
I'm obviously all right with
that and even agreed to stay on
active duty in Atlanta for a while
when I get back. The unit wanted
me to stay through August; we
compromised for April. I figured
since they both begin with "A"
nobody will notice the differ-
The decision to go back to At-
lanta took a most fortuitous turn
today when I heard Fort McCoy,
where I was supposed to go to
demobilize, just had two feet of
As the time grows nearer, I
realize I will miss the guys I've
spent the past nine months of
my life with. I guess you could
say our friendships have ges-
tated during that time. That's
one thing about the military, you
make friendships fairly quickly
and they tend to last.
In fact, I met the guy coming
to replace me in 1990 and didn't
see him again until 2003. He has
a new job and had an offer to get
out of our unit, but he is coming
over here because as he said, "I
told you I would do it."
I made new friends from all
of the United States, and for that
matter, the world. Our unit came
together from 37 different states
Sand some ten different countries.
Some are reservists, some active
duty and some National Guard.
Many are higher ranked than I,
others are lower. A few are old-
er, others younger. None of that
seems to matter. Some of the
people I'm most impressed by
I FO IDACNRT
are the lower ranking people.
Two people who work di-
rectly under me and both are
among the most talented people
I've ever worked around. One
is a 27-year-old sergeant from
Burma. The only problem with
him is don't tell him to do some-
thing if you're between him and
the door-he'll run slap over you
to get it done..
I will miss these guys. I told
them I would miss them until I
got wheels up out of Baghdad
International Airport and then all
bets were off.
Seriously, there's not been one
day when I was not impressed
by the intelligence, wisdom and
character of some of the people
here. It makes me proud to be
a part of the 3rd Medical Com-
mand, the Army and a citizen of
the United States.
It's kind of hard to explain
how we came together as a group
of virtual unknowns, but leave as
One of the guys wrote, and I
know it is a cliche, that we truly
are a band of brothers by no
means perfect, by no means im-
perfect, by all means, perfectly
94 2 59 2050
being stored as
fat. You must
eat platefuls of
fore the calo-
ries begin to
ter, a former
show host, once
showed the equivalent of veg-
etable meals it took to equal, one
steak. The plates covered her
desk and most of the stage. If I
recall correctly it was something
like 26 platefulls of vegetables.
Vegetables provide complex
carbohydrates which are the
good ones, verses their more
problematic cousins the simple
Complex carbs produce en-
ergy as they break down in the
digestive track and because they
take a long time to do so, you
feel satisfied longer and don't get
hungry between meals.
Refined foods made with
white sugar and flour are simple
carbs and breakdown quickly,
flooding the system with glu-
cose and thereby causing too
much insulin to be released. The
effect doesn't last long and you
get hungry again quickly. Plus
these foods are extra high in
empty calories that quickly get
stored as excess fat.
Nearly 95% of vegetables are
virtually fat and cholesterol free.
The insignificant amounts pres-
ent are mostly in the form of un-
Humans love variety and
there are hundreds of different
kinds of vegetables and as many
ways to prepare them. Prepara-
tion is key to tasty vegetables
and usually simple, quick cook-
ing methods produce the most
appealing version of vegetable
Many people loathe vegeta-
bles and I believe it's because
they're often overcooked, result-
ing in mushy, tasteless, malodor-
otsf'ood th aWno" oe really en-
Just so you know: many fro-
zen vegetables, such as corn, and
green peas, are already fully
cooked, Just warm them up and
season to taste and remove from
heat. You'll be surprised at how
good they are.
I just received a photo of my
six-month-old niece Valeri en-
joying a meal of babyfood peas.
She had eaten the entire jar with
gusto, which pleased her mom.
Looks like this might be one
child whose mom doesn't have
to urge her to "eat your vegeta-
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A man who allegedly waved
a holstered pistol at two Com-
cast servicemen dispatched to his
property at the request of a tenant
was arrested the afternoon of Feb-
ruary 24 for aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon.
Gene Steves, 69, confronted
Jeffrey Rowe, 53, of Sanderson
and Gregory Polydore, 33, of
Orange Park about 2:00 as they
packed up equipment to leave
the' property off Aunt Mary Har-
vey Road west of Glen St. Mary.
They described Mr. Steves, who
drove up in a golf cart, as "highly
agitated" when he waved the pis-
tol and said he would shoot any
Comcast installers who came on
his property again without first
Just prior to that, Mr. Steves
allegedly confronted Mr. Rowe
while he was working on an out-
side power pole. He told Deputy
Greg Burnsed the assailant was
"yelling and screaming something
about Comcast and suing them."
Mr. Steves then returned to his
residence next door when told by
his tenant Michael Phillips that he
had requested a service change
Mr. Steves re-appeared as the
men were about to leave, and Mr.
Rowe told police the accused
showed them a card that ap-
peared to be a permit just before
he waved the black pistol. He and
Mr. Polydore feared Mr. Steves
would carry out the threat and
went directly to the sheriff's an-
nex to report the incident.
Deputy Burnsed's report
quotes Mr. Steves as saying,
"This is about them cable guys,
ain't it?" when he and Deputy
Brad Dougherty went to his resi-
dence to arrest him. He insisted he
waved only a holster and admitted
threatening to shoot any Comcast
workers who returned.
"I'm tired of them tearing up
my cameras," he declared.
'In other reports involving vio-
lence and threats of violence, Se-
brina Oralls, 31, was arrested for
allegedly striking husband Jason,
32, several times on the face dur-
ing an extended argument the
morning of February 20.
Ms. Oralls told Deputy Dough-
brandishing a pistol
erty the couple argued because Mr. head and nose, causing it to bleed,
Oralls was smoking pot in their while they were returning home
residence off Clete Harvey Road about 1:00 am on February 23.
and she didn't want their children Mr. Wright, an officer at Baker
going to school smelling of mari- Correctional Institution, also al-
juana. Mr. Oralls countered that legedly refused to allow the girl-
they had argued since the previ- friend to leave the vehicle, and
ous night because he wanted Ms. later refused to allow her to use
Oralls to leave, a telephone at their residence off
The couple continued a heated Wright Lane.
exchange with both the deputy A similar complaint was filed
and their 6-year-old daughter against Adam Mallett of Glen-for
present. Because of the wife's al- allegedly choking live-in girl-
legations that Mr. Oralls struck friend Sara York at their residence
her and pulled her hair, a criminal off Madison St. in Glen St. Mary.
complaint was filed against him Both are 19 years old.
for domestic battery. Ms. York told Deputy Ben An-
The young daughter affirmed person she and Mr. Mallett argued
her mother's allegation, and Dep- the evening of February 19 over a
uty Dougherty notified the De- Playstation, and during the con-
partment of Children and Families frontation he dragged her outside
because the couple's two children and threw her into the front yard.
were present during the incident. One of two 14-year-old male
A sworn complaint alleg-
ing domestic violence was fialeg-d students involved in a cafeteria
ing domestic violence was filed
against Charles Wright, 33, of fight the morning ofFebruary 2
Glen St Mary for allegedly strik- at Baker County Middle School
ing girlfriend Beverly Johns, 47, was arrested for battery. Accord-
during an argument after both had. ing to witnesses and teachers,
been drinking. the assailant came up to a seated
Ms. Johns told Deputy Claude student and punched him in the
Hurlev the boyfriend struck her face.
An employee at Hanson Roof
Tile in Sanderson was arrested in
Orange Park on February 26 and
is expected to be charged in the
theft and resale of backup com-
puter and electronics equipment
belonging to the company.
Investigator David Morgan
said Robert Kellogg, 36, was ar-
rested at his residence that after-
noon and is being held in Clay
County until transferred here for
a court appearance. He refused
to give a statement to police and
asked for his lawyer following the
arrest, said Investigator Morgan.
Hanson employee Chris Hed-
rick notified the sheriff's depart-
ment on February 21 that inven-
tory with an estimated value of
$20,000-30,000 had gone miss-
ing from an on-site storage build-
ing off Arnold Rhoden Road the
past several months.
The equipment was of an elec-
Register now for
old school' days
There will be a meeting March
6 at the Heritage Park chapel to
plan a reunion of Baker County
school students on March 31 and
Recognized will be students
who attended local schools that
no longer exist: Cuyler, Sapp,
Garrett, Cedar Creek and I.D.
Stone. Special recognition will
go to past athletes, beauty queens,
alumni and school employees.
Music and entertainment are
planned for both days. March
15 is the deadline to register for
$25 for both days. Mail checks
to Faye Davis at Box 1701, Mac-
clenny, Fla. 32063.
A benefit dinner and raffles are
planned at the Macclenny Moose
Lodge on March 2 with proceeds
going to the American Cancer So-
The Women of the Moose will
serve dinner and hold raffles; the
men will donate proceeds from
Friday night bingo. Call 259-6305
to order take-out dinners.
to list stolen equipment
tronic and computer nature, and In other arrests for theft,Alisha
stored for emergency backup in Dukes, 28, of Jacksonville was
the event of a system failure. Mr. taken into custody when police
Hedrick said he became suspi- learned she is wanted in Nassau
cious of Mr. Kellogg after dis- County on warrants for grand
cussing the disappearances, and theft and failure to appear in court
also knew from previous conver- on a charge of driving on a sus-
sations that the latter was an ex- pended license.
perienced marketer on the E-Bay Ms. Dukes was one of several
Internet sale site. suspects reported by store person-
Mr. Hedrick told Deputy nel for allegedly stealing CDs
Wayne Limbaugh he did a search from Wal-Mart in Macclenny the
of specific missing equipment for afternoon of February 24.
sale on E-Bay within a 50-mile A tore anae e e
radius of the Hanson plant, and sr a e
learned those items had been list- to view surveillance videos tode-
ed from Orange Park. termine if Ms. Dukes and three
On the basis of that link, Inves- other persons from the Hilliard
tigator Morgan sought the arrest area should be charged with petty
warrant, and early this week an- theft. The others drove off and
ticipates from Hanson a detailed were not located; Ms. Dukes was
inventory of missing equipment. found walking along CR 228 near
Mr. Kellogg is expected to the Supercenter and denied in-
be charged with grand theft and volvement.
dealing in stoleni property.
Notice of Public Hearing on
Proposed Large Scale
Amendment to the Baker County
The Baker County Commissioners', will hold a Public Hearing
on Monday, March 19, 2007 at 6:01 p.m., in the Baker County
Commission Chambers, 55 North 3rd Street, Macclenny Florida
to consider a proposed semi-annual amendment to the Baker
County Comprehensive Plan. This amendment addresses the
Cedar Creek Development of Regional Impact (DRI). The Baker
County Commission, acting in its capacity as the Local Govern-
ing Body, will consider transmitting the above-mentioned amend-
ment to the Baker County Comprehensive Plan to the Florida De-
partment of Community Affairs. All interested parties may appear
with respect to these proposed ordinances which are titled as follows:
ORDINANCE NO. 2007-
AN ORDINANCE OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA,
AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 91-1, AS AMENDED
RELATING TO THE LARGE SCALE DEVELOP-
MENT AMENDMENT PROCEDURES ESTAB-
LISHED IN SECTION 163, FLORIDA STATUTES,
PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE FUTURE
LAND USE ELEMENT AND FUTURE LAND USE
MAP OF THE ADOPTED COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN, WITH RESPECT TO A PARCEL OF LAND
BEING APPROXIMATELY 3,132 ACRES IN SIZE,
PURSUANT TO AN APPLICATION SUBMITTED
BY ADRIAN DEVELOPMENT AT BAKER, LLLP;
PROVIDING FOR A CHANGE IN LAND USE CLAS-
SIFICATION FROM AGRICULTURE ZONES A AND
B MIXED USE DISTRICT RESIDENTIAL (MUDR);
PROVIDING SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE
ORDINANCE NO. 2007
AN ORDINANCE OF THE COUNTY OF BAKER,
FLORIDA, REZONING 3,132 ACRES OF REAL
PROPERTY OWNED BY ADRIAN DEVELOPMENT
AT BAKER LLLP; FROM AGRICULTURE 10 AND
7.5 TO PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT (PUD);
PROVIDING SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE
Cedar Creek DRI is
located north of U.S.
90, southwest of Claude
Harvey Road, west of
municipal limits of
Glen St. Mary
A Copy of said ordinances may be inspected by any member of
the public in the Commissioners' Office, address stated above.
In accordance with section 286.0105, F.S.,"If any person decides
to appeal any decision made by the County Commission with
respect to any matter considered at this scheduled meeting or
hearing, the person will need a record of the proceedings, and
for such purposes the person may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made which record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon with the appeal is to be based."
According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, any persons
needing special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in
this proceeding should contact, the Administration Department at
,(904) 259h3613 at l aas~48(hoidrs primjto,thqiitimeofth hearing.
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday March 1, 2007 Page 5
Boat, trailer are stolen Mangoes on
i c o A Jacksonville man is in cus-
wh ile owner was away tody, charged with at least seven
vehicle burglaries late February
A Glastrom boat and trailer
valued at $3000 were taken from
a residence off Combs Trail near
Sanderson during a two-day pe-
riod when the owner was away.
Gene Combs Jr. told police he
returned February 20 and the next
day noticed the property had been
taken from the front of his resi-
dence. He told Deputy Tony Nor-
man he quizzed family members
who live nearby and none noticed
any suspicious activity during his
In other theft reports, the own-
ers of three vehicles are expected
to report missing property after
they were entered overnight Feb-
ruary 25 while parked at Gateway
Auto and Brake on South 6th in
Macclenny awaiting repairs.
Garage owner Calvin Johnson
said right front windows were bro-
ken out of a 1999 Ford belonging
to Christina Nelson of St. George,
Ga. and a 1992 Suburban belong-
ing to Robert Kish of Sanderson.
An unlocked 1988 Ford belong-
ing to Mr. Kish was also rifled of
Matt Hepner of Fruitland Park,
Fla., a member of a 1200 acre
hunting lease off CR 229 south
of Sanderson, reported February
25 the theft of three feeders, three
tree stands and a ground blind
with a combined value of $400.
The lease had last been checked
on February 14.
In vandalism reports, someone
broke out a dozen front windows
at Baker County Middle School
the weekend before last. The
damage was estimated at $1500
and large rocks used on railroad
beds were thrown through the
windows of two front offices and
It will cost $1750 to repair a
windshield and side door win-
dow on a motor home belonging
to Nolan Dobbs after they were
broken by BB pellets. The owner
was away between January 18-
February 23 and the vehicle was
parked near his home on Suzanne
Rd. in Macclenny.
z2 ana early me next morning,
most of them in the parking lot of
the Wal-Mart Supercenter, which
is open all night.
Sgt. Michael Crews arrest-
ed Michael Valarinos, 26, in a
wooded area off Spence Road to
the east of the new store about
2:00 am after the suspect fled in a
green Pontiac from the Wal-Mart
property. A witness called police
when she saw Mr. Valarinos in the
act of breaking into a vehicle min-
Macclenny man robbed outside
home by suspect he saw at store
Sheriff's deputies were unable to find a male suspect in the strongarm
robbery of a Macclenny man in the driveway of his residence off Jule
Road the afternoon of February 25.
Henry Yonn, 75, was approached by the man shortly after he got out
of his pickup and told Deputy Erik Deloach the suspect asked him a
question to.distract him, then grabbed him on his right shoulder and
reached into a left pants pocket and took an estimated $600 in cash.
The victim and two neighbors said the suspect quickly drove off in a
teal Dodge pickup toward Martha Dr. and back to Jule to SR 228, where
Mr. Yonn got behind him and rammed the rear of the truck. The suspect
turned south on 228, then entered Interstate 10 at the westbound ramp.
He was described as white, about 40 years old with dark shaggy hair,
a beard and glasses. Mr. Yonn said the same man approached him in the
parking lot of Food Lion shortly before the 4:00 pm incident and advised
him one of his tires was low on air.
Mr. Yonn replied that he would tend to the tire when he got home, and
apparently the suspect followed him there. Deputy Greg Bursed said he
studied surveillance tapes at Food Lion and identified a subject match-
ing the description in a check-out lane about 2:50.
Another witness reported observing Mr. Yonn chasing the Dodge
near 1-10, and seeing the vehicle once again later leaving the Wendy's
restaurant on South 6th. Neither the Dodge nor the suspect were seen
Attempts to run girriend offinterstate
Traffic congestion in the west-
bound lanes of Interstate 10 and a
near accident resulted in the arrest
of a Jacksonville man who was
attempting to force off the road
and stop a Tallahassee woman
who reportedly wanted to end
their love affair.
Local deputies were alerted
to the situation by a Live Oak
woman who, was among other
westbound drivers witnessing the
drama about 7:45 pm on Febru-
ary 22. The woman kept Deputy
Bill Starling apprised of the situa-
tion, reporting the driver of a blue
Plymouth van was using reckless
maneuvers in attempts to slow
down a Dodge sedan.
Deputy Starling used an emer-
gency lane to overtake slow-mov-
ing traffic as it approached the
Three members of a north Bak-
er County family were arrested
the afternoon of February 25 for
allegedly attacking and injuring a
neighbor with whom they had be-
come involved in a right-of-way
Pamela Clayton, 48, who lives
on Carl Brown Road north of Tay-
lor, was again attempting to put
up a gate blocking access to the
St. Marys River when confronted
about 5:00 pm by Bradford Dowl-
ing, 48, his wife Deborah Jo, 49,
and their 22-year-old son lan.
According to witness Charles
Burnsed, 21, a neighbor of Ms.
Clayton who was with her at the
time, the Dowlings argued with
her, then pushed her to the ground
and threw the gate on top of her
while continuing to verbally
Deputy James Nickles said
when he went to the Dowling
residence off Fish Place Road to
arrest them, they refused to make
statements. They are charged with
The officer was called to the
neighborhood earlier that after-
noon about 12:30 when the elder
Mr. Dowling allegedly pushed
down another gate with his truck,
and Ms. Clayton was advised to
leave the gate down and seek a
solution to the civil dispute. She
told Deputy Nickles she erected
the gate to halt traffic to and from
the river across her property be-
cause of littering and vandalism.
Ms. Clayton was taken to the
Fraser Hospital emergency room
and the nature of her injury was
CR 229 overpass near Sanderson,
where the Dodge abruptly exited
The following van veered
from the left lane across the right
lane, causing a semi-truck to lock
its brakes and nearly causing an
accident. Deputy Starling also ex-
ited and stopped the van. Deputy
Wayne Limbaugh was waiting at
the overpass and stopped the car.
The van driver, Shawn O'Neal,
36, said he was trying to stop girl-
friend Melissa Reddick-Thomp-
son, 28, by pulling in front of her
and slowing down. He told the of-
ficer he was attempting to retrieve
his house keys.
Ms. Thompson told Deputy
Limbaugh that Mr. O'Neal, who
is married and with whom she
had "an intimate relationship,"
began following her in Jackson-
ville. She said she was attempting
to end their relationship.
The officer learned that Ms.
Thompson was driving on a li-
cense that had been suspended six
times for failure to pay and failure
to appear in court.
She was arrested for that of-
fense and Mr. O'Neal for reck-
less driving. Both vehicles were
towed from the scene.
In another case, Yvette Watts,
37, of Jacksonville was charged
with driving on a license that had
been suspended twice for drunk
Deputy Claude Hurley stopped
her vehicle driving westbound on
Lowder in Macclenny about 9:00
pm on February 21 because the
headlights were not turned on.
Gregory Barton, 22, of Mac-
clenny was arrested the evening
of February 19 for violation of
He was a passenger in a vehicle
stopped for a headlight violation
by Deputy Gavin Sweat north of
Sanderson on CR 127. Mr. Barton
initially said he had no identifica-
tion, but a wallet dropped out of a
door when he exited the vehicle.
He was booked also for resisting
police without violence.
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a spree ofvehicle burglaries
The sheriff's department may Agee of St. George, Ga., Ashle)
have recovered most of the prop- Cason of Olustee and Angela Tatc
erty stolen that night when one of of Glen St. Mary.
the victims, Sandra Kyer of Sand-
erson, found a clothes basket in
the vicinity of Barber and Spence
Rds. where the suspect ran his car WANTED: OBSERA
into a ditch. FOR APPETIZING
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and muddied when he was found reimbursement* plus a small t
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lot behind Wendy's restaurant on
South 6th near the motel. Pursuant to an application ;
The truck belongs to Valley to be granted a Variance to
Transportation Services based in 9.02.01e., from the maxima
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Mr. Mendoza said he left the
vehicle about 30 minutes to dine, temporary sign for the sale
and returned to find the passenger at the southeasterly interse
window broken. Missing items erson Road in Sanderson,
included the computer, 50 CDs Local Planning Agency wil
valued at $1000, a briefcase and hearing scheduled for Marc
the Ipod. soon thereafter as possible,
Deputy Ben Anderson was in- Chambers of the Administr
vestigating the burglary when the Street, Macclenny, FL. On
call about the ones at Wal-Mart interested parties may appe
was broadcast over the police the Variance request. Writt
channel, and the theft was added V
to the list of charges against Mr.
Valarinos. ment, 81 North Third Stree
He is charged with multiple comments may be sent to (
burglaries, possession of burglary Variance may be inspected
tools, grand theft, resisting with- any member of the pubic. I
out violence and attempting to Disabilities Act, persons ne
smuggle prescription medication or an interpreter to particip
into county jail by holding a pill contact the Administration
in his mouth. at least 48 hours prior to th
Other victims whose vehicles
were at Wal-Mart include Megan
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,in the County Commissioners
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the date above-mentioned, all
;ar and be heard with respect to
en comments for or against the
e Baker County Building Depart-
et, Macclenny, FL 32063. Faxed
904) 259-5057. Copies of the
in the Building Department by
According to the Americans with
ceding a special accommodation
ate in this proceeding should
Department at (904) 259-5123
e time of the hearing.
DEVELOPMENT OF REGIONAL IMPACT
The Applicant for the Cedar Creek Development of Regional Im-
pact invites the public to an informational meeting on Tuesday,
March 6, 2007 at the Baker County Agricultural Center on US
90. The Applicant wishes to present an informational overview of
the proposed plan of development and offer the public an
opportunity to have their questions answered. Refreshments will
Baker County residents, property owners, and other interested
individuals are encouraged to attend to learn more about this
exciting new community. Informational materials will be on
display and available for examination by interested parties
beginning at 5:00 pm prior to the actual meeting. There is no
requirement for any interested person to attend the entire time; all
persons may come and go as their schedules allow.
5:00 pm 6:00 pm Open House
Project maps and materials on display for examination
Project Team available to answer questions
6:00 pm 6:30 pm Overview presentation by Project Team
6:30 pm 8:00 pm Question and answer session
The Subject Property consists of approximately 3,132 acres locat-
ed north of US 90 and one mile west of Glen St. Mary. For more
information about the community meeting and/ or the Cedar Creek
DRI, please contact Tony Robbins at (904) 739-3655. We Hope to
see you there!
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday March 1, 2007 Page 6
Top teacher mastered math later...
Carol Klipp of the Baker County Health Department passes out water and fruit to Macclenny Elementary students on the court-
house steps after their walk. PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
75 'Step-up!' for better health...
BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
A group of about 75 adults
and children from Macclenny
Elementary participated in an
organized walk Friday, February
23 to promote physical fitness in
launching of the Step Up, Flori-
da! program observed last week
in Baker County.
The Baker County Step Up,
F!:i l.;.!! event was coordinated
through the local health depart-
ment: Jessica Franks, chronic
disease and health promotion
coordinator for the BCHD, was
the chairperson of the event. Ac-
cording to Ms. Franks, Step Up,
Florida! is a statewide event, with
each county holding its own ob-
Step Up, Florida-On Our Way
To Healthy Living!" is a state-
wide initiative promoting physi-
cal activity and healthy lifestyles
to Florida's citizens and visitors.
The initiative was formed in
response to an executive order
issued by former Governor Jeb
Bush in 2004 creating a task
force to deal with the obesity epi-
demic among adults and youth in
Friday's march started at
Raynor's Pharmacy on Lowder,
moved east on Macclenny Av-
enue and concluded at the court-
After the children were settled
on the steps and enjoying cool
drinks of water along with fruit
donated by Wal-Mart, County
Commissioner Mike Griffis read
a proclamation on health encour-
aging all county residents to set
goals to improve their health and
Another walk was held in
Sanderson the following day
over a 2.8 mile course that be-
gan and ended at Jonesville park.
The Sanderson walk was fol-
lowed by a cookout sponsored by
the Baker County Kiwanis Club,
along with demonstrations by the
Baker County Sheriff's Depart-
ment K-9 unit and flag football
and basketball games.
In the week prior to the walks,
many organizations held health-
oriented observances. The
Ash Wednesday behind Glen store
Morgan McClellan, a firefighter with Glen Station 50, soaks the burned area of a
field behind Fraser's Food Store February 21. Alerted to the blaze by cook Karen
Thomas, Fraser employees dashed into the field with brooms to try to beat out the
flames. Two passing motorists stopped to assist and called the Glen fire volunteers.
Windy conditions contributed to the brush fire which originated from burning re-
fuse in a barrel behind the store. No buildings were damaged."I thought I smelled
smoke," said Ms. Thomas, who was working in the kitchen area of the restaurant at
the time. "I'm glad I looked out the back door when I did."
PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
YMCA sponsored a two-day
open house with free workouts
for visitors and CURVES spon-
sored "Bring A Friend for Free"
also offering free workouts for
Ms. Franks,. and co-workers
from the health department con-
ducted a "5 a Day" program for
children at the Episcopal Day
Care. Dressing in fruit and veg-
etable costumes, they sang and
danced with the children, encour-
aging them to eat their five serv-
ings of fruit and veggies daily.
Children at Macclenny Elemen-
tary participated in a "Smile-a-
Mile" walk-a-thon around a play-
ground at recess.
Some of the statistics cited by
Commissioner Griffis regarding
adults in Baker County during
his proclamation are:
25% are overweight and
more than 15% suffer from dia-
Only 31% engage in regular,
moderate physical exercise;
Only 18% engage in regular
rigorous physical exercise;
Only 29% report eating the
recommended 3 or more serv-
ings of vegetables daily:
Commissioner Griffis encour-
aged all residents of Baker Coun-
ty to strive for a healthier lifestyle
which will lesson the incidence
of developing heart disease, can-
cer, stroke and diabetes.
(From page 1)
breezed through algebra and
before she new it, the formerly
math-skittish student found her-
self immersed in calculus, then
advanced calculus. She did well.
Today, Ms. Hays regularly
comforts parents who express
dismay at not being able to help
their teenagers with math home-
work because they believe they
don't have the ability to under-
stand it. She's quick to assure
them she feels confident that it's
not a lack of "smarts" on their
part, but simply a lack of the
fundamentals of math and how
to apply them.
"I tell them if they were to
take one of those remedial math
classes that I experienced they
could go onto algebra easily and
they, too, would get it."
In 1999, Ms. Hays finished
her degree in math education at
University of Florida and com-
pleted her teaching internship at
Baker County High School un-
der teacher Sherman Reed.
"I loved the secondary (high
school) age group," says Ms.
Hays. "I had worked so much
with my husband's ministry
and the youth in the church that
I knew I wanted to work with
In the fall of 1999, there was
an opening for a math teacher at
Baker County High School and
she was hired. She taught alge-
bra, geometry and calculus.
Her algebra students, she
says, love to talk about terminal
velocity and have been enthusi-
astic about their recent projects
involving linear equations to de-
termine slope the steepness of
Students were given specific
criteria to design a two-dimen-
sional model for a ski resort.
Their models had to satisfy de-
signs of a beginner, intermediate
and advanced ski run. They also
had to quantify and demonstrate
through theif math, certain ques-
tions. For example: Does a large
person travel down a ski slope
faster than a smaller person?
Through math they determine
the terminal velocity of a moy-
ing object in a certain situation.
"Actually," Ms. Hays laughs, "I
think they just like to figure out
how big the crash at the bottom
of the slope will be if the skier
Ms. Hays loves teaching for
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many reasons, saying "it just
feels right." She instructs on
average 170 students in a given
year and feels that along with
the math instruction, the oppor-
tunity to be a positive influence
on students is important.
"They are suddenly dealing
with large life issues and deci-
sions what am I going to do,
where will I go to school, how
will I pay for it all those ques-
tions are looming on the horizon
and they have to figure them
out," says Ms. Hays. "Teachers
have an important role in help-
ing students navigate through all
Before school, during lunch
and even after school, Ms. Hays
often has students in her class-
room. She makes her classroom
and herself accessible to students
for whatever they might need.
"This time is about their fu-
ture life," the dedicated teacher
says. "I believe they understand
that they can come and that I'm
here for them."
Since Ms. Hays feels math
can open many career doors,
she doesn't hesitate to encour-
age students who exhibit math
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Notice of Public Hearing
Notice is hereby given that the proposed ordinance whose
title hereinafter appears will be brought up for public hearing
on Monday, March 5,2007, at 7:00 p.m., at the Town Hall of
Glen St. Mary, 10046 North Glen Ave, Glen St. Mary, Florida,
32040. Copies of said ordinance may be inspected by any
member of the public at the Town Hall, address stated above.
On the date above mentioned, all interested parties may ap-
pear and be heard with respect to this proposed ordinance,
which title is as follows:
ORDINANCE NO. 2007-02
An ordinance of the Town of Glen St. Mary establishing
Persons are advised that if they decide to appeal any decision
made in this meeting/hearing, they will need a record of the
proceedings, and for such purpose, they may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
Any person with a disability requiring reasonable accommo-
dation in order to participate in this meeting should call (904)
259-3777 or fax a written request to (904) 259-5464. If you
are hearing impaired and require the services of an interpreter,
please call at least one week prior to the meeting an the Town
will arrange to provide that service for you.
becoming an engineer and an-
other was just accepted into the
Coast Guard Academy where a
lot of math and science is uti-
Ms. Hays is excited about the
fact that so many female students
are now entering fields requiring
math and science. She sees more
female students willing to enter
advanced math classes and she
finds that encouraging.
"I'm actually glad I did poor-
ly the first go around," says Ms.
Hays. If I hadn't I may not have
ended up here. The students here
The Lake City Community
College District Board of Trust-
ees will meet Tuesday, March
13th at 4:00 pm in the LCCC
A complete agenda will be
available prior to the meeting.
For more information, contact the
public information office at 386-
754-4248. This meeting is open
to the public.
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Hannah and Jordan Ms. Mizell and Mr. Williams
Ambrose-Hall to Mizell-Williams
wed on March 3rd
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Ambrose
and Mr. and Mrs. Dean Hall are
pleased to announce the upcom-
ing marriage of their children,
Hannah and Jordan.
The wedding will take place
March 3, 2007 at the Ocean
Breeze Club at the Mayport Na-
Ms. Crews and Mr. Roberts
willbe this summer
Gordon and Marcheta Crews
and Kenneth and Judy Roberts,
all of Macclenny, are proud to
announce the engagement of
their children Jessica Elaine
Crews and Kenneth "Tucker"
They will be united the sum-
mer of 2007.
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basic and intermediate tax assis-
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at their office at Cornerstone
Shopping Center. This assis-
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EIC qualified recipients may
register to win $1000.
You must make an appoint-
ment, bring your social security
card, an ID with your address
and all income and expense
Call 259-9309 ext. 2960 for
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Cathy Mizell and Clyde (Bo)
Mizell, both of Jacksonville, are
pleased to announce the engage-
ment of their daughter Heather
Marie Mizell to Michael Wil-
liams, both of Gainesville.
Michael is the son of Tracy
Williams and Lori Williams,
also of Jacksonville. Heather's
grandparents are Larry D. and
Linda Taylor of Moniac and
Raymond and Emma Mizell of
The wedding will be April 14,
2007 at 3:0 pm at the Thomas
Jefferson Civic Center in Jack-
The couple will be starting
their lives together in Gaines-
Ms. Bacon and Mr. Robinson'
To wed March 3
The families of Tommy Rob-
inson and Katie Bacon are proud
to announce their upcoming
marriage. The ceremony and re-
ception will take place Saturday,
March 3, 2007 at 5:00 pm at the
Macclenny Woman's Club.
The Baker County Cancer
Support Group will meet the eve-
ning of Thursday, March 1 in the
board room of the Baker County
Health Department on Lowder St.
The meeting begins at 7:00 and
is open to all cancer patients, fam-
ilies and caregivers. For more on
the group, and on obtaining other
information about the disease and
services available locally, call
Mag McGauley, 259-3476.
Ms. Whiddon and Mr. Holmes
Vows in November
Daniel Whiddon Jr. and Tri-
sha Beltz, both of Gainesville,
are pleased to announce the
engagement of their daughter,
Kristi Lynn Whiddon to Jakub
Andrew Holmes, son of Rick
and Kelly Holmes of Thomas-
A November wedding will
follow his 7-month deployment
with the US Marine Corps to
Iraq. The couple will reside in
Camp Lejeune, NC.
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd
Jimmie and Geraldine Floyd
of Glen St. Mary will celebrate
their 55th wedding anniversary
Wednesday, February 28th.
The Floyds were married on
February 28, 1952.
at the Okefenokee
Spend an informative evening
March 10 strolling the 1.5 mile
boardwalk in the Okefenokee Na-
tional Wildlife Refuge during an
after-hours nature program.
Participants will learn how to
identify creatures by their scat or
tracks, observe bats, learn how to
tell the difference between cricket
frogs and southern toads, and
learn fascinating facts and myths
about how other cultures view
creatures of the night.
Pre-registration is required at
the Okefenokee Visitor's Cen-
ter off Highway 121 south of
Folkston. The program is limited
to 30 participants.
Call 912-496-7836 for more
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.
Children can listen to a sto-
ry on the telephone! Dial 1-
888-4ATALE1 and listen to a
story. Stories are appropriate
for young children and will be
changed weekly. This service is
provided by Emily Taber Public
Library and New River Public
Every Monday 8:00 pm
Macclenny Church of Christ
5th and Minnesota
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SECOND PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
The Town of Baldwin is applying to the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for a grant under the Neighborhood Category in the amount
of$650,000 under the FY2007 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. For each activity that is proposed, at least 51% of the
funds must benefit low and moderate-income persons. The activities, dollar amounts and estimated percentages benefit to low and moderate income persons
for which the Town of Baldwin is applying are:,
Activity No. CDBG Funds Estimated LMI Benefit
Sewer Lines and Components
Exact budget figures will be available no later than April 20, 2006 however, at no time will the CDBG budget exceed $650,000.
The proposed project will involve sewer (lift stations) and water improvements (line replacement) as a citywide activity. The water line replacement is
proposed on Rainer Road and Ellison Road.
The Town of Baldwin plans to minimize displacement of persons as result of planned CDBG funded activities in the following manner:
No displacement is anticipated.
If any persons are displaced as a result of these planned activities, the Town of Baldwin will assist such persons in the following manner:
In accordance with the Town's Anti-Displacement and Relocation Policy
A public hearing to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on the application will be held at Baldwin Town Hall, U.S. Hwy 90 West, Baldwin, FL
on March 13, 2007 at 6:30 pm. A draft copy of parts of the application will be available for review at that time. A final copy of the application will be made
available at Baldwin Town Hall Monday through Friday between the hours 8:00 am 4:30 pm of no more than five days after April 15, 2007. The application
will be submitted to DCA on or before April 20, 2007. To obtain additional information concerning the application and the public hearing, contact Lula Hill,
Town Clerk at (904) 266-5031.
The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any handicapped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired
or the visually impaired should contact Lula Hill at least five calendar days prior to the meeting and an interpreter will be provided. Any non-English
speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should contact Lula Hill at least five calendar days prior to the meeting and a language interpreter
will be provided. To access a Telecommunication Device for Deaf Persons (TDD) please call (800) 955-8771. Any handicapped person requiring special
accommodation at this meeting should contact Lula Hill at least five calendar days prior to the meeting.
Pursuant to Section 102 of the HUD Reform Act of 1989, the following disclosures will be submitted to DCA with the application. The disclosure will be
made available by the Town of Baldwin and DCA for public inspection upon request. The disclosures will be available on and after the date of submission of
the application and shall continue to be available for a minimum of five years.
1. Other Government (federal, state and local) assistance to the project in the form of a gift, grant, loan, guarantee, insurance payment, rebate,
subsidy, credit, tax benefit, or any other form of direct or indirect benefit by source and amount;
2. The identities and pecuniary interests of all developers, contractors, or consultants involved in the application for assistance or in the planning or
development of the project or activity;
3. The identities and pecuniary interests of any other persons with a pecuniary interest in the project that can reasonably be expected to exceed
$50,000 or 10% of the grant request (whichever is lower);
4. For those developers, contractors, consultants, property owners, or others listed in two (2) or three (3) above which are corporations, or other
entities, the identification and pecuniary interests by corporation or entity of each officer, director, principal stockholder, or other official of the
5. The expected sources of all funds to be provided to the project by each of the providers of those funds and the amount provided; and
6. The expected uses of all funds by activity and amount.
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THURSDAY: Breakfast hot
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FRIDAY: Teacher planning day
Cold lunch plate or chef salad with
wheat roll or crackers, and dessert
(when offered) OR
MONDAY: Breaded chicken
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garnish or Sloppy Joe on whole grain
bun, baked french fries, garden peas
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TUESDAY: Deli turkey & cheese
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baked potato rounds, steamed carrots,
rosy applesauce and milk.
WEDNESDAY: Chicken pot pie
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bean, green beans, creamy coleslaw,
chilled pear halves & homemade oat-
meal cookie and milk.
THURSDAY: Homemade beef
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cheese w/homemade wheat roll or
cheese pizza slice, hash brown patty,
steamed broccoli, chilled fruit choice
and homemade cake and milk.
FRIDAY: Teacher planning day.
DISTRICT WIDE: School board
meeting, Macclenny Elementary
School, 6:30 pm. FCAT week.
BCHS: Drama rehearsal 2:00 pm.
PK/K: Field trip to Jax Zoo (bldg 4).
DISTRICT WIDE: FCAT week.
BCHS: Tennis Q Yulee 4:00 pm.
"Making it Count" presentation for
seniors. JV baseball @ Middleburg
3:30 pm. Fastpitch @ Middleburg
6:30 pm. MES: No after school tu-
toring. PK/K: Field trip to Jax Zoo
(bldgs 1 & 2).
DISTRICT WIDE: FCAT week.
BCHS: Weightlifting @ Keystone
3:00 pm. Drama rehearsal 2:00 pm.
PK/K: Field trip to Jax Zoo (bldg 3).
DISTRICT WIDE: FCAT week.
BCHS: NYC trip. Fastpitch (H) 6:00
pm. Tennis @ Bishop Kenny 3:30
pm. BCMS: Accelerated reader
points due. PK/K: Spring pictures.
DISTRICT WIDE: Planning day.
BCHS: FBLA to Islands of Adven-
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dies February 4th
Harry Sylvester Dutton, 79,
of Olustee died Friday, Febru-
ary 23, 2007 at his residence.
He was born on February 4,
1928 to the late John and Bertha
May Wilkes Dutton in Quebec,
Canada and moved to Olustee
one year ago from New York.
He is a United States Army vet-
eran, worked for Prestigeline for
30 years, loved to build models
and tinker with anything. He is
predeceased by his wife of 54
years, Frances Anne Dutton.
Survivors include son Harry
Sylvester Dutton II (Elaine) of
Olustee; sister Helen Candella
of Pensacola; granddaughter
Theresa Dutton of Olustee.
The funeral service was
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
at 11:00 am in the chapel of Lin-
denhurst Funeral Home with his
son Harry Sylvester Dutton II
officiating. Interment followed
in Pinelawn Cemetery, Farm-
ingdale, N.Y. Local services
were under the direction of V.
Todd Ferreira Funeral Services,
'Billy' Kerce, 60,
of Lake Butler dies
William L. "Billy" Kerce,
Jr., 60, of Lake Butler, died late
Wednesday evening at Haven
Hospice following an extended
illness. A native of Columbia
County, Mr. Kerce grew up in
Olustee and was a resident of
Macclenny for many years pri-
or to returning to Lulu (Union
County) in 1999. The son of the
late William Luther & Rebecca
Newman Kerce, he was a high
honor graduate of Baker County
High School in 1964. He worked
for 30 years at the Florida De-.
partment of Transportation in
construction estimates and was
the manager of the Jackson-
ville construction resident office
at the time of his retirement in
1997. He was an avid hunter,
enjoyed fishing and gardening,
and loved the time he spent with
his grandchildren. Mr. Kerce
was an active member of the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter
Day Saints ini Lake Butler.
Survivors include his children
William A. "Al" Kerce (Les-
lie) of Macclenny; Amy Kerce
Anderson (Damian) of Valrico,
Florida; sisters Jane Kittrell and
Janice Kerce, both of Lake City
and Ruth Law (Wayne) of Well-
born, Florida; grandchildren
Ashlyn, Molly, Leah, Hayden
The funeral service was con-
ducted Saturday, February 24,
2007, at his church in Lake But-
ler with Elder Russell Akers of-
ficiating and Bishop Josh Smith
presiding. Interment followed
in the Oak Grove Cemetery in
Union County. .Arrangements
were under the direction of the
Dees-Parrish Family Funeral
Home in Lake City. Please sign
our on-line family guestbook at
Lois Oralls, was a
Deloris "Lois" Oralls, 79, of
Sanderson died Tuesday, Feb-
ruary 20, 2007 at her residence
following a long illness. She had
lived in Sanderson all her life.
She was the daughter of the late
Ervin R. Davis and Eva Dorman
Davis and the widow of Mil-
ton M. Oralls. Ms. Oralls was a
homemaker and a Methodist.
Survivors include daughters
Kyra Lindsey (Samuel) of Glen
St. Mary, Myra Williams (James)
of Lake City, Holly Merrett (Jay)
of St. George, Vannessa Rho-
den (Eddie) of Sanderson and
Cheryl Oralls of Macclenny;
son Dennis Oralls (Elaine) of
Macclenny; 13 grandchildren,
26 great-grandchildren and one
Patsy Boyette ofWinston-Salem,
NC, Lillian Kirkland of Glen St.
Mary and Shirley Thompson
of St. George; brothers Tholan
Davis of Jacksonville and Algie
Davis of Sanderson.,
The funeral service was con-
ducted February 23, 2007 at the
Cedar Creek Church in Sander-
son with Bishop Doyle Williams,
of Lake City officiating. Inter-
ment was at Cedar Creek Cem-
etery. Guerry Funeral Home was
in charge of arrangements.
dies February 23rd
Deborah "DeeDee" Hague-
Rowe, 35, of Baldwin died on
February 23, 2007. She was
bor January 13, 1972 in Jack-
sonville, the daughter of Sarah
Jane and the late J.C. Hague.
Also, preceding her in death
were her grandparents Lonnie
'and Ola Baxter, and daughter
SIn addition to her mother, sur-
vivors include husband Roger
Wayne Rowe Jr.; children Casey
Stewart (Bill), Tiffany Rowe,
Jessica Rowe, Eric Wilkerson,
Corey Wilkerson, Mitchell
Wilkerson, Nicholas Wilkerson,
Shane Blount, Dustin Rowe and
Ethan Rowe; brothers Tyrel An-
derson (Tina) and. Shaun An-
derson (Adriane); sisters Janna
Sosebee and Tammy Larsen;
parents Lonnie and Kathy An-
The funeral service was held
February 27, 2007 at Baldwin
Church of God with Rev. Ran-
dall Griffin officiating, assisted
by Rev. Johnny Anderson. Ar-
rangements were under the di-
rection of R.Vance Prestwood
First Baptist Church
CR 229 S., Sanderson FL
Sunday School ....... 10:00 am
Sun. Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sun. Evening Worship .6:00 pm
Wed. Eve. Bible Study. .7:00 pm
AWANA Wed. Night.. 7:00 pm
Pastor Bob Christmas
George Pelum dies
February 20 at 83
George H. Pellum, 83, of
Macclenny died Tuesday, Feb-
ruary 20 at St. Vincent's Medical
Center in Jacksonville following
an extended illness. Mr. Pellum
was born in Glen St. Mary and
moved to Jacksonville in 1956,
then returned to Macclenny in
1998. He worked as a carpenter
with the Carpenter's Union for
many years. Mr. Pellum was pre-
ceded in death by his wife Mary
Ellen Crews Pellum; sisters Viv-
ian Rolph, Joann Fox and Irene
Green; brother Carl Pellum.
Survivors include daughter
Judy O'Steen (Robin) of Mc-
Donough, Ga.; son George R.
Pellum (Katrina) of Madison,
Ala; sisters Aline Rhoden (Joe)
and Dotsy McPherson (Scott),
both of Macclenny and Clau'dia
Brooks of Baldwin; three grand-
children and one great-grand-
The funeral service was con-
ducted February 23 at the Rai-
ford Road Church with Rev. Ed-
die Griffis officiating. Interment
was in Macedonia Cemetery.
Guerry Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements.
Anna Waters, 83,
was Baker native
Anna Marguerite Kirkland
Waters of Lake City died peace-
fully on Sunday, February 18,
2007 in Orlando. She was born
ny on March
to the late
She was pre-
land, George Ms. Waters
land and Eiory Albert Kirk-
land. She was a member of The
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter
Survivors include her hus-
band of 60 years, Earl Eugene
Waters; children Elizabeth Phil-
pot (Don) of Atlanta, Earl Eu-
gene Waters II of Homossasa
Springs and Lisa Hill (Keith)
of Windermere, Fla; grandchil-
dren Christopher Hilton (Karle
Bourne), Kelly Hefner (Pat-
rick), Tiffany Waters, Ryan Hill,
Bryce Hill, Shane Hill, Racquel
Hill, Toby Hilton, Taylor Hilton
and Troy Hefner; sisters Myra
Carter and Clarice McGregor;
nephew Kirk Webster (Linnette)
and his children.
The funeral service and in-
terment were held on February
23, 2007 at Woodlawn Funeral
Home in Gotha, Fla. A memo-
rial service will be held at noon
on Saturday, March 3, 2007 at
her church in Lake City.
In Loving Memory
Mr. Lovelace Chandler
It seems like yesterday since you
There are so many memories of you
that are cherished.
You'll always hold a special place in
THERESA CHANDLER & THE FAMILY
-Ihe story of a
When he began his journey in
this life, he started out with a frail
frame filled with a giant spirit and
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 offhitting 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.
They shared a life for twenty years
until they were divorced. He then
married another woman who had
three grown children.
Cancer proved to be the one
challenge that even his brave heart
could not defeat but he never quit
fighting. He loved life and he loved
his family, all of them, all of the
time. Most of all. he 'arv always a
good son, a great brother, a good
husband and father. He was always
kind, considerate and thoughtful.
He greeted everyone with a smile
and he had a way of making each
one feel very special.
This wonderful brave heart was
my son, Larry Curtis Crews, who
the angels carried home. on No-
vember 9, 2006. He will forever be
LOVE YOU, LOVE YOU MORE,
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Sunday Service 10:00 am
First Baptist Church
GLEN ST. MARY, FLORIDA
"A Beacon to Sunday School 9:45 AM
Baker County" Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 AM
". Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 PM
*'J Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM
Dr. Walter Bennett, Interim Sr. Pastor
Perry Hays, Associate Pastor
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through the night. We don't
know who you are, but God
does and you will be blessed. Mt. Zion N.C.
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good people still willing to help Methodist Church
a perfect stranger.
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other churches for bringing food l acclenn;y FL
and staying to clean after the Pastor Tim Chshire
service. A special thanks to Pas-
Stor Doyle Williams and his wife Sunday School 9:45 am
Alice for a beautiful service and Sunday Worsip 11:00 am
th rt during thi time Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
their support during this time.
Our mother loved the people of Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
this community and it is appar- Wednesday Prayer Service 7:00 pm
ent the community loved her.
She was very proud to be a na-
tive of Baker County. A -
THANK YOU ALL,
THE ORALLS FAMILY
Q artet in Bryceville
The Dixieland Quartet will Jesus answered, Verily, verily I
be at the Bryceville First Baptist Say unto thee, except a man be
Church, 7732 Hwy-301 on Sat- born of water and of the Spirit,
urday, March 17 at 7:00 pm.
For additional information, he cannot enter into the king-
you can contact 904-266-4169. dom of God. John 3:5
23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Services 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting 7:00 pm
Pastor J. C. Lauramore Welcomes All
Jesus: The Way, The Truth and The Life
Sunday School 10:00 AM. Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 PM.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 AM. Wed. Eve. Worship 7:30 PM.
Pastor Rev. Shannon Conner
:, North 6th Street Macclenny 259-3500
Come and magnify the Lord and worship with us
Glen Friendship Tabernacle
Clinton Ave. Glen St. Mary
WJXR Radio Service Sunday.... 8:30 am
Morning Worship Service...... 10:30 am
Children's Church ............ 11:30 am
Evangelistic ...............6:00 pm
Bible Study (Wed.).. .......... 7:30 pm
Rev. Albert Starling Home: 259-3982 Church: 259-6521
Fifth St. & 259-6931
; rV cle( nn%\ IFIIt CIC.X ,IL Paldi Hale
Sunday Schoml 1Q:30 am
We.dneda\ Bible Sludv 7:01 pm
Sunday M'rning Worship 10:15 am
Thursday tulh 7:1110 pm
Sunday E'rning W'irship (6:00l pm
Nur-r'-i p .iii, '- Ir all or .
I" Loring Church arilh a Growing vision of Excellence"
Sp<.,idl BlI:SSiU Shi,,d RB.adh .s GI:..nr * .'y5'1i 1,
Since 1965, Bill Guerry has been assisting families in
their most difficult time. Guerry Funeral Home is proud
to serve the people of Baker County.
Guerry Funeral Homie.:..
uisiin our experience to help you.
420 E. MIacclennv Ave.
U.S. 90 East, Mlacclennr\
Seventh St. & Ohio Ave.,
Sunday Morning Worsh
Sunday Evening Worsh
Wednesday Night Servi
Radio WJXR 92.1 Sund
Common Ground Sunday
Common Ground Wed. (Teens)
God Kids Sunday
God Kids Wednesday
'Church Assodate Pastor
ip 11:00 am
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ce 7:00 pm
lay 9:15 am
7:00 pm Youth Pastor
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday March 1, 2007 Page 9
Lambs donate car to Meals on Wheels
Beau Lamb of Lamb's Cars and Trucks in Macclenny hands over the keys to the
Baker County Council on Aging Director Mary Baxla February 23. The used car
dealer donated a Ford Aspira for use by the council's Meals on Wheels program
that delivers meals to clients throughout Baker County. "We wanted to help support
Meals on Wheels when we began hearing that so many folks we knew in the area
were being served by the program," said owner Danny Lamb.
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE BAKER COUNTY COUNCIL ON AGING
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CR 127 N., Sanderson, FL
Sunday School 10:00 am
Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wed. Evening Prayer Serv. 7:30 pm
Pastor: Oral E. Lyons (
\\ed. Nihjr Hible SruJv 7:U p.m.
l' 4 Si0n1ltn Nigl r~A S ni 7:0;0 p.mn
Sidel/ Il Il'iIl/iFa -Pinto,
93 N. 5th St., Macclenny ~ 259-3551
Sunday School: 10:00 am
Sunday Worship: 11:00 am
Sunday Youth: 6:00 pm
Wednesday Dinner: 5:45 pm
Wednesday Worship: 6:15 pm
John L. Hay, Jr., Pastor
obituaries & pictures
CHURCH OF CHRIST
573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am
Fellowship 10:30 am 11:00 am
,i 11:00 am
SWed. Bible Study
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Lew Boyette serving in a win over Baldwin.
PHOTO BY SPENCER GERARD
Tennis teams serve up wins
against Yulee and Union Co.
The BCHS boys tennis team
had an outstanding showing on
Tuesday, February 20 as they de-
feated the Yulee Hornets 7-0. The
Wildcats were consistent through-
out the match, serving and volley-
ing well. The girls lost a very tight
game to Yulee 3-4.
Micah Cranford won in the
number one seed by an 8-4 score.
Number two Lew Boyette cruised
to an 8-1 win. Spencer Norman-
Gerard \% on ii the' number thrke
slot with an 8-5 victory.
Matt Davis won 8-0 in the
number four seed. Evan Ward
won by default.
Boyette and Dylan Gerard won
by default in the number one dou-
bles slot. Davis and Ward won 8-2
in the number two doubles seed.
In the girls' competition. Shea
Raulerson lost in the number one
seed 3-8 but Alex Gotay defeated
her opponent 8-0. Bethany Bel-
leville won 8-1, while Carissa
Ward lost 0-8. Raulerson and Go-
tay won 8-0 in the number one
doubles. Belleville and Ward fell
The boys defeated Union
County 4-3 on Thursday. The
girls also defeated the Tigers,
Cranford lost his number one
seed 4-8. Boyette lost the num-
ber two seed 6-8. Dylan Gerard
defeated his opponent 8-0 in the
number 3 seed. Spencer Norman
Gerard won in the tightest match
of the da\. 9,8 on a tie-break. He
won the tie-break 10-8 to take the
win. Matt Davis won 8-2 in the
number 5 seed.
Cranford and Jason Roberts
lost 3-8 in doubles. Boyette and
Dylan Gerard won their doubles
Raulerson took her number
one seed 8-2 as the girls defeated
the Tigers. Gotay won 8-0 and
Belleville won 8-1. Ward lost a
tough match 2-8.
Raulerson and Gotay won 8-1
in doubles. Belleville and Ward
Wildcats shut out Ridgeview
after losing to Middleburg
The Wildcat baseball team got start contributing to the cause."
a big shutout over Ridgeview last Much of Staples' frustration
Friday, skunking the Panthers 10- came in response to the 11-5 de-
0 in 5 innings. It was a different feat at the hands of the Broncos.
story the night before, when Mid! Middleburg peppered the ball
dleburg scattered 16 hits to defeat around, touching Wildcat pitch-
BCHS 11-5. ing for 16 hits.
The Wildcats got a big outing Oglesby continued to hit the
from Jarrell Rodgers. The ace of ball well with three hits that eve-
Cat staff blanked the Panthers, ning.
holding Ridgeview to just a trio The Wildcats willhost rivals
of hits that evening. Rodgers has Bradford County on Friday at the
not given up an earned run in 10 baseball complex.
innings of ball this season.
It was a night of the long CANCER?
ball. Mahlon Oglesby and Chad N .
Schroeer doubled, while Rob Don't go it alone
Kirkland, Adam Lewis and Kirk
High cracked triples. The Baker County
"I was as proud of these guys Cancer Support Group
as I've ever been the way they
bounced back Friday after just a First Thursday of month
dismal performance on Thurs- 7:00 pm
day," said Coach John Staples. Baker CountyHealthDept.
Staples had good things to say
about his ace, but also had some
stem words for the rest of his
pitching staff. "Obviously Rod- Ca
gers gives us a huge edge when ,Fill
he's on the mound, but it's about Al /-
time for the other pitchers to start '; AP
being consistent and quit getting
pounded," the coach added.
Pitching has been a worry for
Staples this season as none of his Church Leag
other hurlers have really found
their form on the mound. Staples Thurs
is considering throwing the pitch-
ing duties open to competition.
"I don't know what we'll do Glen St. Mary b
about the number two slot, it For mor
may just end up that five or six lonica Carlt
guys pitch each day for that start. 25-5
They've just got to get better and
of points and sleep during the
combines and see their NFL stock
plummet. Others you've never
heard of from tiny colleges turn
out to be first round picks.
All because of the combine.
Pr scouts are drooling over
It used to be that if you were JaMarcus Russell and Brad
a sports fan, you watched the Quinn. They have all the tools 1
games. You'd read about your fa- be pro quarterbacks. One who,
vorite players in the newspaper. If stock has slipped substantial
you really were a fanatic, you'd is Ohio State's Heisman winnc
subscribe to Sports Illustrated, or Troy Smith. Too small, the scou
The Sporting News. crow.
Nowadays, there's fantasy Then there are the guys wh
this and that, the Internet, and the have risen dramatically. T-
NFL channel. The Super Bowl number one quarterback in ti
'may just be a few week's old, but draft probably won't be any (
true fans of the NFL have shifted the three I've mentioned. It wi
gears. Now they aren't just won- probably be Trent Edwards (
during who will be next year's Stanford.
Indianapolis Colts, they're fol- Who? That's what I said. He
lowing with bated breath the NFL the highest ranked quarterback
combines. the combine.
In case you aren't a TRUE fan Look also for Michigan State
of the NFL and don't quite know Drew Stanton and Kevin Ko]
what the combines are, they are of Houston to go early. So to
just what the name implies. The for John Beck of Quarterback
combines are a cattle call of all BYU that is.
the best players leaving college So, when you're planning yol
and hoping to enter the pros. fantasy football draft, you migl
If it can be charted, the com- not want to go with just the bi
bines chart it. Players are mea- names.
sured, weighed, given IQ tests, It's all a little silly to me.
personality profiles, CAT scans, don't have that much interest ui
stress tested, prodded, poked, and til the season starts. My son Spei
electroded in every way possible. cer will watch the combine on tl
That's only the start. Then they NFL channel, but I'll just wait 1
go through a series of grueling see who the Jaguars draft.
physical and skills tests to see Until then, I've got college
if they are NFL material. Some hoops, hockey and soccer to fu
are, some aren't. Some guys who fill my sports fix.
were household names lose a lot
Lady Cat softball team
splits games during week
The Lady Wildcats softball
team split this week in diamond
action. The girls defeated Paxon
7-1 on Thursday in Jacksonville,
but fell to Ridgeview on Friday
by a 6-1 score.
The Lady Cats rocked and
rolled on Thursday versus the
Golden Eagles, scattering 10 hits
and breaking open a tight contest
midway through the game.
In the early innings it was any-
one's game as both teams opened
with runs. The Lady Cats got a run
in the first inning from Bridgett
Williams. She singled, and ad-
vanced when Tiffany Smith sin-
gled. Ashley Holton brought her
home with an RBI single.
Paxon came back with a score
in the bottom of the first. Neither
team managed a run in the sec-
ond, then Baker County broke the
game open with a pair of runs in
the third inning. Jessi Nunn sin-
gled and advanced on a fielder's
choice that put Smith on first.
Both base runners waltzed
home after Holton got all of a
fat pitch and drove it deep for a
triple. BCHS went up 3-1 and it
was never close after that.
The Lady Cats added a single
Brittany Hansen run in the sixth
and then three more in the top of
the seventh. Tiffany Smith tri-
pled to bring home Williams and
Nunn. Hansen brought her in with
Williams and Nunn were 1-4.
Smith went 3-4 on the night and
centerfielder Hansen was 2-4.
Smith and Holton tripled.
It was not nearly as easy a
game on Friday when the Lady
Cats hosted Ridgeview, which
went up early and stayed out in
front the whole game.
BCHS was again troubled by
errors that put them on the back
foot. They had 5 miscues against
Ridgeview and the visitors capi-
talized on the mistakes.
Ridgeview scored a single run
lling on All
wue Softball meeting
lay, March 8
ranch of Mercantile Bank
e information call:
on or Audrey Kenneds
04 or 259-1628
in the first and two more in the
second to effectively put the game
away. They came back in the sev-
enth to score three more runs.
The lone Wildcat run came in
the bottom of the seventh. Cami
Craig singled, and Coach Cheryl
Nunn replaced her with Brittany
Bell for added speed. It looked
like the right choice when Bell
zipped to'econd ond a passed ball
and moved on to third on a wild
pitch. Williams doubled to bring
home Bell, but it was too little too
Williams went 3-4 and Craig
2-3 as the Cats got 8 hits.
The Cats will take on Bradford
County on Thursday in a 6:00 pm
game at the softball complex at
Lady Wildcat sharpshooter
Brittany Hinson finished the first
runner-up in the three point shoot-
ing competition at the state basket-
ball championships in Lakeland.
Hinson was on target and shot
well enough to force a tie-breaker
in the first-ever shoot off.
Hinson continued to shoot
well in the tie-breaker and the
shoot-off was nip and tuck with
both girls nailing basket after
basket. She sank 5 shots and
Jordan Schulman of Gulf High
School in New Port Ritchey sank
6 three pointers to take the inau-
gural 4-A title.
Hinson also was named to the
area all-star team and will play
a game next month in Jackson-
Front row from left: mother Chevon Johns, Chaz, Coach Bobby Johns; back row,
BCHS coach Ronald Lee and principal David Crawford. PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Coach's son Chaz signs a
letter with Shorter College
Wildcat fullback Chaz Johns On the defensive side of the
signed a letter of intent to play ball, Johns could always be
football at Shorter College in counted on to put a hit on the op-
Rome, Ga. in a ceremony at the posing ball carrier. Johns had 32
BCHS library on Monday. Johns, solo tackles and 45 assists for 77
who came to BCHS with his dad, total tackles. He also had 4 quar-
head coach Bobby Johns, was an terback sacks.
offensive and defensive standout As well as excelling at football,
for the Wildcats. he was an excellent weight lifter,
Johns was relied upon to get fourth in the state as a sophomore
the power yards for the Wild- and third in the state as a junior
cats, but he also demonstrated a with his senior season still ahead
lot of versatility as both a runner of him.
and receiver. He racked up 534 Johns was recruited as an in-
yards and 12 touchdowns in his side linebacker. Shorter is in its
only season as a Wildcat. He also third year as an NAIA Division 1
pulled down 15 receptions for 138 school. The Hawks were 6-5 last
yards and 3 touchdowns. season under coach Phil Jones.
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"FOR A QUALITY CUT"
CALL 282-5552 KENT WILLIAMS
Need childcare for Planning Day?
Friday, March 9
High School Softball Team
will be hosting a
8:30 am 3:00 pm
For more information call
259-4648, Audrey Kennedy 259-1628 or
Franklin Griffis 259-6286
Lunch provided and T-shirt for day camp.
A A. A A '
Cheerleading Tumbling Twirl
Inquire now at 259-2266.
Ages 3 & up Male & female
Competitive & non-competitive cheerleading.
Competitive team tryouts in April.
Sean is qualified to teach all tumbling skill
levels. Former UCF Knights cheerleader and
currently on the Brandon open cheer team.
ll THE NOBLE KNIGHTS
Located by Food Lion on Sixth St.
;w teams and age groups open.
'3 4Y 44~ 4
L f l h v( ~ .
i-; as s
A/n affordable and funi ay
for your child to exercise.
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meet standards of publication.
Utility building, X10, shingles, vinyl
siding, green on cream, wired, lighted,
window, U move, $900. 321-609-
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
Hotsprings Jacuzzi Classic top of
the line, has lumbar, redwood cabinet,
steps & cover. $3500 OBO. 653-1032.
Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece,
excellent condition. Southern Charm
'259-4140. : ." 129tf"
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
19 ft. trailer with beaver tail, military
hitch, $700; 14 ft. single axle, 7/8 hitch,
$400. 912-266-1641 or 828-499-0747.
Bed, beautiful temp-pedic memory
foam mattress & boxsprings, new in
plastic, with warranty, retail $950, must
sell $379, can deliver. 904-858-9350.
Luxury queen pillowtop, in plastic,
$199. 904-398-5200. 11/2tfc
Four rims 17x10 Bullett, aluminum
rims, fits 2000-2004 Chevrolet 1500,
caps and lugs included, $350.904-338-
6850. 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.
3X24 ft., 29 gauge, metal roofing; 2x6,
44 ft., load bearing, trusses. 334-6695.
Sunquest by Wolff tanning bed, 8
bulbs on top, 8 bulbs on bottom, ex-
cellent condition, less than 40 hours,
automatic timer, bought from factory,
includes brand new case of bulbs and
extra balancer, personal use only. Paid
$2500, asking $1500. Call Susie Perry
at 904-626-2903. 3/1-8p
Solid wood cherry.sleigh bed with mat-
tress & boxsprings, retail $950, sac-
rifice for $395, can deliver. 904-858-
Visit The Franklin Mercantile, we have
an amazing array of antiques, collect-
ibles and some accessories in a charm-
ing, historic landmark. Call 259-6040.
Good used appliances. 90 day money
back guarantee. 266-4717.7/13-3/29p
To place, correct or cancel
an ad by phone, call
NM ,nday Friday 9: 00 am 5:00C pm
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
canvases, drawing pads and much
more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
Street, 259-3737. tfc
GE washer and dryer, $250 for both;
dishwasher $100; twin bed and mat-
tress, storage underneath, $100; full
mattress and box, $50; youth bed and
mattress, $50; large dresser, $100.
259-3794. 3/1 p
Antique breakfront buffet, breakfront
china cabinet, buffet, all mahogany, can
be seen at Southern Charm. 259-4140.
Ready to fish! 15 ft. boat with 70 HP
Evinrude and trailer, runs good, $2300
OBO. 259-2927. 3/1-8p
White wedding gown, size 10, 6 ft.
train, beautiful, $200; royal blue, tight
fit, spaghetti strap prom dress, $75.
259-9066. 3/1 p
Strauss & Sons piano, excellent condi-
tion, $1200. 912-843-2414. 3/1p
King pillowtop, new with warranty,
$289, can deliver. 904-391-0015.
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
1970 Ford 1-ton dually flatbed, 1989
Cadillac DeVille sedan, 1985 Buick La-
Sabre. 904-424-4586. 3/1c
2004 Ford F250 4x4 Super Duty ex-
tended cab, gas, loaded with every-
thing, 20" tires & rims, 62,500 miles,
1987 Nissan pickup, runs good, 5
speed, $600 OBO. 259-9025 no calls
after 8:00 pm please. 3/1 p
2001 Yukon LT, $9500. 545-8200 or
653-1860. 2/22-3/1 p
1995 Chevrolet Lumina, V6, 4 door,
silver, around 49,000 miles qW. engine
and transmission, clean, $2200. 5711
Have 5-ton hydraulic trailer, will haul
off yard and construction debris or gar-
bage. 424-4586. 3/1c
Concealed weapons class, Tuesday,
March 13th, 6:00-8:00 pm. You must
pre-register. Hole in the Wall 259-
Now accepting antique furniture on
consignment. Pieces have to be in good
condition. Call Karin at Southern Charm
Affordable and dependable. Let me
take care of your cleaning needs. Also
available evenings and weekends. Call
Childcare in my home, Monday-Fri-
day, 6:00 am-6:00 pm, close to schools,
positive environment. 259-2917.3/1-8p
Do you have a junk car or truck you
want hauled off or to sell? 259-7968.
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
TB Gelding, has been shown train-
ing level dressage, hunter/jumper and
evening, quick 6 year old, beautiful
mover, $5000; 16 year old hunter/
jumper, large Pony mare, 14.2 hands,
extensive show experience, has done
lessons, has gone to 4H state for 3
years and won Pony mare two years,
$3000; 9 year Buckskin mare, loads,
clips, bathes, good on trail, $2000.
lUrsula'. [ larc:h 110i. 20(7 Page II
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e,.actly as it should appear,
payment and phone number
whereWe e can reach you. .:
PO Box 598
Macclenny, FI 32063
Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $50 boarding fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc
12 year old Grulla mare, used in 4H,
up-to-date on shots, coggins & teeth,
14 hands, great with kids and bomb
proof, $2500. 259-3794. 3/1p
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Experienced painters needed. Must
have tools, benefits after 90 days. 259-
A Touch of Grass Lawn Service needs
experienced full time lawn maintenance,
worker with valid Florida drivers license.
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.
Company specializing in erosion con-
trol now hiring the following positions:
Class A CDL drivers, crew, leaders,
equipment operators, laborers. Valid
driver's lic'6hflSalMV UST.Fak 'resume'to '
904-275-3292 or call 275-4960. EOE.
Drug free workplace. 3/1 p
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 requiring 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
Resources, Administration Building #1,
7487 S. SR 121, Macclenny, FL 32063.
Contact Teresa Brown at 904-259-6211
ext. 1128. 2/22-3/28c
IMJ 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- l1n 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
Nice older MH completely renovated & new additions. 3 BR, 1Vz BA, FP,
screen & open porch, abv ground pool, privacy fence. Large storage build-
ings. .88 acre corner lot. Reasonably priced at $89,900 Owner will consider
financing with 20% down. *
Fixer upper for hunter/fisherman. 1994 1296 SF 3 BR, 2 BA MH on
2.73 acres. Shed with camp kitchen and sleeping area. Near Ocean Pond in
Olustee. Needs a little work. $69,900
New Listing Pool & large workshop (large enough for 3 cars, boats,
etc.) with second floor loft that can be used as a teenager's retreat. Brick 3
BR, 2.5 BA, fireplace, screened porch, garage & 2 carports. Nice wooded 2
acre lot on Bob Burnsed Rd. near Odis Yarborough Rd. Reasonably priced
20 words for $6.00
201A each additional word
15 words for $8.00
20N each additional word
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rA SALE Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-4:00 pm.
6AW 7598 S. Yellow Pine Circle on north end ol Bob
IRDSALE Burnsed Road in Glen. Farmall Cub C tractor/
A belly mower. 3500 watt construction grade gen-
TAGSAi erator, cedar wardrobes, spinet piano, new small
wood plant stands, desk, antique trunk, misc.
small pieces of furniture, plank bottom child's
chair, copper wash tub, crock, oak beveled wall
mirror, bathroom fixtures, sliding glass doors.
sorne tools, clarinet, lots of glassware & kitchen items some old).
niany lamps, porcelain table tops, large Syroco wall clock, tool
boes, many books, many baskets Igreat for Easter), large oil paint-
ing, lots ot pictures & prints, small walnut humidor.pipe holder, lots
of salt & pepper shakers, exercise, air conditioner, 6 CF refrigerator,
lots of costume jewelry. Too much to list. Stop by, you won't be dis-
Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pm. CR 125 south of Hwy 90 before 1-10.
Children's clothes, lovs, what nots. Multi families.
Friday 8:00 am-?, 368 S. Second St. Baby boy and girl clothes,
toys, fishing equipment, lots more.
Friday 8:00 am-3:00 pm. Fox Ridge Estates. Boys clothes 18
months, ladies 18W- plus, other miscellaneous items. 3 families.
Friday 7:30 am-3:00 pm, Saturday 7:00 am-noon. 1632 Maple
Street, Macclennv II. Furniure, miscellaneous.
Friday & Saturday. 8:00 am-?. near Otis Road and Old Plank Road,
follow signs. Lots of children's clothes, summer items, collectibles,
furniture, sporting goods, movies DVD & VHS, children & adult
books. 3 families.
Friday & Saturday 7:00 am-1:00 pm. 121 South to Doctor's Circle.
on left before NEFSH. Benefits the American Cancer Society.
Friday & Saturday 9:00 am-2:30 pm, 125 S to Glynn Allyn Road, at
the end. Baby items & clothes, girls up to 2T. boys 6, lots of every-
thing. Huge sale, 2 families.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-1:00 pm. Georgia Bend. 2', miles
across state line, left on Farley Road, 2'10 mile to Bob Thrih Road.
turn right, 3rd driveway on right.
Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 pm. 8082 CR 139B, Glen St. Mary. Miscel-
laneous, tools household items, yard equipment. Estate sale.
Saturday 7:30 am-12:30 pm. Midtown Day Flea Market. No fee re-
quired. Bi ng your own set up. Everyone welcome. For information,
call Kathleen at 904-994-5595.
Saturday 7:00 am-2:00 pm, 6561 S. State Road 121. Refrigerator,
vJascr dryer bedroom, living and dining roonm.furniture & more.
* Esate'sale. .
Saturday 8:30 am-1:00 pm. Whispering Pines Subdivision, 6179
Wells Road. Tons of infant & toddler, boy & girl clothes, household
Saturday. 8:00 am-2:00 pm. 103 Eloise Street. Macclenny, located
on 121 side -19cc dinrbike $375 cash, dresser & nightstand $75,
clothes, odds & ends. No junk.
Saturday 9:00 am-?. 858 Jacqueline Circle.
Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 pm. First United Methodist Church fellow-
ship hall. All proceeds go to missions.
Saturday 8:00 am-3:00 pm. at the YMCA, Lowder Street. Proceeds
to "Share the Y" campaign.
Saturday 8:00 am-?. 464 E. Shuey Avenue, a block from the court-
house. Clothes, furniture, kitchen items, toys, electronics.
Jim Smith, Real Estate Broker
Josie Davis @ Mark Lancaster
Juanice Padgett e Andrew P. Smith
Teresa Yarborough e Shannon Jackson
icclenny so 259-6555
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 equipment
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
New Listing 3 BR, 2 BA 1126 SF on 1.11 acres. Totally remodeled with
personality New hardy plank siding, new metal roof and lots of ceramic tile.
Located I mile south of 1- 10 on SR 121. $153,700.
New Listing 2 BR, I BA approximately io64 SF brick home with I car
garage. Located in Marietta. Priced to sell at $124,goo.
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday March 1, 2007 Page 12
Local home care agency looking for full
time/part time Physical Therapist and
Occupational Therapist. Contact Linda
at 259-3111. 5/25tfc
Full-time salesperson. Resume
required. Apply in person at Badcock
Furniture, 701 S. 5th St. 3/1-8c
Northeast Florida State Hospital and
Baker County are in contract agreement
to recruit and select qualified applicants
for the following position: Mental Health
Security Specialist. Selected applicants
will be hired as county employees, eli-
gible for county benefits. However the
physical location of employment will be
on site at Northeast Florida State Hospital.
Preference will be given to applicants
retaining a Basic Recruit Training Course
(CTI). Salary will be determined based
upon applicable position. Applications
and position information, class speci-
fications and position descriptions are
available to pick up at NEFSH, Human
Resources, Administration Building,
Room #10, 7787 S. State Road 121,
Macclenny, Fl 32063. 904-259-6211 ext.
1175 and fax 904-259-7104. The posi-
tion will be posted in accordance with
Baker County posting requirements for
a period of 14 days. Posting will begin
on Monday, February 26, 2007 and will
close on Monday, March 12, 2007. A
faxed resume can be accepted. A county
application and the position information
mailed upon receipt of confirmed fax.
Applications cannot be considered after
the closing date of March 12, 2007.
King's Kids Christian Learning Center
is looking for experienced subs, great
Christian environment. 135 Chaffee
Road S. Call Ms Rae at 904-781-1367.
Bartender needed at Mac's Liquors.
259-2055. 3/1 p
New Life Preschool and DayCare is now
hiring part-time and substitute teachers.
Salary will be based upon experience
and qualifications. Call 259-7373. 3/1c
Immediate openings for the follow-
ing positions: track hoe, loader, dozer
operator, tailman, hillman, pipelayers,
laborers, experience required. Apply in
person at Earthworks, 11932 N State
Road 121, Macclenny. 3/1tfc
American Inn is hiring for front desk.
Call 259-5100. 3/1tfc
Experienced cooks and dishwashers
needed. Apply in person at Ronie's Food,
US 90, Glen St. Mary. 3/1c
Travelodge now hiring for housekeep-
ing. Apply in person at 1651 S. 6th St.
from 9:00 am-3:00 pm. No phone calls
Notice to Readers
All real estate advertising in this newspaper is
subject to Ihe Fair Housing Act which makes
r 1iegal o1 advernise '"any preference, limita-
:ion or disc rmiinaionri based on race, color,'
.religion, sex, handicap, familiar status or
national origin, or an intention, to make any
such preference, limitation or discrimina-
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
1-3 acres, high & dry, fish pond, homes
or mobile homes, set-up included,
owner financing or cash discount. 912-
5 acres by Sanderson Pipe with 2
mobile homes, excellent investment,
asking $145,000. 259-9066. 3/1 p
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. 2/15-3/1p
Bryceville. 28+/- acres, zoned build-
able for 2 lots, $300,000. 904-483-7617
or 509-7269. 2/22-3/21p
Your plans or mine! 1.28 acre lot with
existing well, septic and electric at 8797
Dupree Road; 1.02 acre near St. Marys
River with public boat ramp access,
$8000. Call 904-813-3091. 3/1ltfc
FSBO; Copper Creek Hills, Unit Ill, 2
large lot $65,000 each, 1 lot @ $55,000.
Please telephone 904-813-1580.1/25tfc
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.
4 BR, 2 BA,,80x30 doublewide on 1
acre, $85,000. 904-662-2650. 3/1-8p
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
national forest, $295,000. 259-9599.
Three city lots in Macclenny, $75,000.
545-8316 or 259-2006. 3/1-8p
Peace & quiet. Brand new 3 BR 2 BA
Destiny doublewide mobile home on
4.36 acres; high quality home, $145,000.
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
1 acre lot +/-, 4630 North 40 Circle,
$49,500.904-262-6752. 2/8-3/1 p
4 acre lot, houses only, corner of
Westside and Madison in Glen St. Mary,
$45,900. 219-0480. 3/1tfc
Mobile home on 3.3 acres 6 miles past
FL/GA line, 2 metal carports, new metal
insulated roof on mobile home, 24 ft
gazebo, large utility building. 912-843-
8217. 3/1 p
1998 Fleetwood doublewide, 28x60 on
5 acres with pond, barn, shed, 2 wells,
many extras, $180,000.904-339-2557.
Cypress Pointe, 3 BR, 2 BA, $1150/
month, 496 Islemoreda Drive S. Patricia
Turner, Realty Executives, 556-9586.
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.
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
Executive home, 4 BR, 2/2 BA in
Macclenny, double car garage, formal
dining and living room, screen porch,
$1600/month plus deposit. 904-705-
5453 or 772-643-1475 or 772-567-.
2 BR, 1 BA apartment in Macclenny,
great neighborhood, no smoking, no
pets, $550/month, security deposit and
last month's rent. 859-3026. 3/1tfc
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home on private lot,
CH/A, large yard, screen porch, no pets,
$700/month, 1st and last plus $500
deposit. 259-6849. 3/1-8p
Smokey Mountain cabin with front
stream, near Cherokee, NC, Gatlinburg,
TN, Dollywood 'and Pigeon Forge, $325/
week. 386-752-0013. 2/1-4/19p
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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-
Approximately 2700 SF on Macclenny
Avenue, great for retail business, plenty
of parking, $2700/month. Call 259-7923
or 327-3818.. 3/1-22p
2 office spaces left to lease. Downtown
next to City Hall, (1) 900 SF, (1) 600 SF,
building remodeled inside and out. 838-
1981 Crown Point by Fleetwood, single-
wide, 60 ft., must sell, cheap, you move.
Call after 5:30 pm 259-4714. 3/lp
24x50 doublewide, 3 BR, 2 BA fire-
place, dining room, Sears siding, asking
$8500, must be moved. 904-497-0286
or 904-374-3432. 3/1-22p
1996 Homes of Merit doublewide,
28x70, 3 BR, 2 BA, large kitchen, newly
remodeled, must be moved. 275-2925
or 910-2193.. 3/1-22p
2002 Fleetwood 16x72 singlewide, 3
BR, 2 BA, CH/A, DW, $25,000. Call 321-
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Wehave 1stand3rdshift openings
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center. Excellent opportunity
for these temp-to-hire positions.
Must be able to pass a criminal
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The Baker County Board of Commissioners will be
accepting applications until 3:00 pm on March 14,
2007 for Full Time/ Part Time Paramedic/EMT Posi-
tions. Must be a Florida Certified Paramedic or EMT
with current AHA Certification Health Care Provider
and ACLS certified (Paramedic). Florida Fire Fighter I
or II preferred but not required. Additional training or
certification will be a plus. Full benefits provided. You
may pick up applications at the Emergency Operations
Center located at 1190 West Macclenny Avenue, Mac-
clenny, Florida 32063.
The Baker County Board of Commissioners reserves
the right to reject any and all applications.
NEW HOME! Immaculate condition
on .31 acres, professionally painted,
well maintained yard w/huge
detached shed, screened porch &
close to shopping, dining & schools!
HUNTER'S PARADISE! Nice
3BR/2BA doublewide on 5 acres.
Split bedroom arrangement; master
suite w/garden tub. Fully equipped
kitchen, 12 X 9 detached shed.
2006 BRICK Colonial 4BR/3BA
home w/approx 2900 sq ft heated-
4300 sq ft total w/additional
detached 30 X 40,3-car garage on
approximately 2 acres. MLS#353767,
IRREGULAR LOT!- Wooded
Riverview, sloping, approximately
V1 to 1 acre. Patio-covered; deck
- wood; outside lighting. MLS#
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,
ALL BRICK 3BR/1BA on large city
lot, newer roof, fresh paint inside,
central heat/ac, fenced back yard &
workshop. MLS#350781, $165,000
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LIVING IN THE COUNTRY Four acres in
Bryceville w/doublewide mobile home, &
concrete block workshop. Home sold as is!
BAKER COUNTY 3 acres for mobile home
or build to suite in Sanderson. MLS#333770,
ACREAGE 3.5 acres located just 35 miles
from Jacksonville. Mobile homes allowed.
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BRICK-MACCLENNY- Brick 4BR/2BA on .27
acre w/privacy fence, 3 yr roof, storage building,
& large backyard. Immaculate! MLS#346143,
ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING!! Gorgeous
2,646 sq ft Colonial home on 10 acres, 3BR/2.5
BA w/additional bonus room, playground for
children and so much more! MLS#325474,
GREAT INVESTMENT OR FIRST HOME! One
acre lot has two mobile homes. Fenced yard call
for more details! MLS# 354909, $150,000
53 PICTURE PERFECT! Fenced,
cross fences, 2 ponds, elec. Well,
septic system & phone lines.
VACANT LAND 40 acres of land for
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A great investment property.
WELL MAINTAINED Open
floor plan 3BR/2BA in nice area
of MacClenny approx 1.5 acres
w/over 1,800 sq ft in good location.
COUNTRY LIVING 28 plus acres
of vacant high and dry land in
MacClenny. MLS#317891, $630,000
IMMACULATE 2005 3BR/2BA
home on .31 acres, open floor
plan, big backyard, screened porch,
& privacy fenced. MLS#333101,
BEAUTIFUL LAKE VIEW 4BR/3BA
home w/ custom fence, crown
molding, large screen lanai, &jetted
tub. Many possibilities! MLS#315252,
BAKER COUNTY- 7.5 acres private
shady lot, partially cleared w/paved
road frontage. Already split in two
parcels. MLS#312559, $138,000
JUST RE-DONE! Remodeled 3BR/
1.5BA w/formal dining, big fruit trees
in yard, & large workshop out back.
Must see! MLS#354711, $144,900
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2006-CA-166
National City Bank,
Dana Raulerson, et al,
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 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
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, 6ther than the prop-
erty owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens
must file a claim within sixty (60) days after
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the
Court on February 14, 2007.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jamie Crews
Echevarria, Codilis & Stawiarski
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33633
NOTICE OF AGENCY ACTION TAKEN BY
ST. JOHNS RIVER WATER
Notice is given that the following permit
was issued on February 9, 2007:
Dupont Titanium Technologies, permit
#40-003-108455-1. The project is located in
Baker County, Section 14, 23, 25, 26 Town-
ship 3 South, Range 22 East. The permit
authorizes A Surface Water Management
System on 4.40 acres to serve CR 228 Re-
location work known as CR 228 Relocation.
The receiving water body is roadside ditches
within Turkey Creek drainage basin.
The file(s) containing the application for
the above listed permit is available for in-
spection Monday through Friday except for
legal holidays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the
St. Johns River Water Management District
(District) Headquarters, 4049 Reid Street,
Palatka, FL 32178-1429. A person whose
substantial interests are affected by the Dis-
trict permitting decision may petition for ad-
ministrative hearing in accordance with sec-
tions 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes,
or may choose to pursue mediation as an
alternative remedy under section 120.573,
Florida statutes, before the deadline for fil-
ing a petition. Choosing mediation will not
adversely affect the right to a hearing if me-
diation does not result in a settlement. The
procedures for pursuing mediation are set
forth in section 120.573, Florida Statutes, and
rules 28-106.111 and 28-106.401-404 Florida
Administrative Code. Petitions must comply
with the requirements of Florida Administra-
tive code Chapter 28-106 and be filed with
(received by) the District Clerk located at
District Headquarters, Highway 100 West,
Palatka, FL 32177. Petitions for adminis-
trative hearing on the above applications)
must be filed within twenty-one (21) days of
publication of this notice or within twenty-six
(26) days of the District depositing notice of
this intent in the mail for those persons to
whom the District mails actual notice. Fail-
ure to file a petition within this time period
shall constitute a waiver of any rights) such
person may have to request an administra-
tive determination (hearing) under sections
120.569 and 120.57, F.S., concerning the
subject permit. Petitions which are not filed
in, accordance with the above provisions are
subject to dismissal.
Because the administrative hearing pro-
cess is designed to formulate final agency
action, the filing of a petition means that the
District's final action may be different from
the position taken by it in this notice of intent.
Persons whose substantial interests will be
affected by any such final decision of the
District on the application have the right to
petition to become a party to the proceeding,
in accordance with the requirements set forth
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH
JUDICIAL IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY,
CASE NO.: 02-2006-CA-0153
R.H: Davis and R.M. Davis
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,
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.
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.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jamie Crews
Frank E. Maloney, Jr., P.A.
Attorney for Plaintiff
455 East Macclenny Avenue
Macclenny, FL 32063
Town of Glen St. Mary
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Deadline for receiving bids will be: March 15,
2007, at 10:00 am.
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