The Baker County press
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Title: The Baker County press
Uniform Title: Baker County press (Macclenny, Fla. 1929)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Tate Powell
Place of Publication: Macclenny Fla
Creation Date: March 15, 2007
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Baker -- Macclenny
Coordinates: 30.283333 x -82.116667 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 12, 1929.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 39 (Jan. 2, 1931).
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77th Year, Vol. 46 Thursday, March 15, 2007 Macdenny, Florida 500

Code board authorizes clean-up Courthouse mold:
The Baker County Code iit there and is it
Enforcement Board took an- :IV
other step closer Monday to-
ward a forced clean-up, and t m i
perhaps future foreclosure, of .
a one-acre tract of land in Glen m em s
St. Mary that neighbors say is
overrun with abandoned ve-
hides, bags of trash and even I Is the courthouse making people sick?
several large rats. More appropriately, is the recently renovated center of county
The county commission government contaminated with mold and causing employees -
gave the board a thumbs-up to _lme people who spend their working hours there to suffer ills from eye
proceed with the clean-up and irritationlto migraine headaches and a return of childhood asthma?
possible foreclosure on Feb- And could the link between mold in the restored area of the building
ruary 20. Monday, the seven be the result of moisture from.basement flooding during hurricanes in
member board voted unani- a2004, three years after the project
mously to give Enforcement was completed? Fungus
Officer Phil Thomas authority mWhat is known is at least a half
to talk with local companies dozen workers, all female, say they among us:
about hauling away the trash have come down with symptoms
and abandoned cars on the that could be related to mold Facts about mold
property on Kline Road owned exposure.
by Robert Smiley. The cost of -- ,, ;n They've been to doctors,they've it is basically fungi
the clean-up would be charged Exterior of Smiley property west of Glen that will be cleaned up after repeated attempts by code board. taken sick leave and, to a lesser thrives in warm, wet,
to Mr. Smiley, primary residence. However, turned" in moving ahead with number of vehicles on his land extent, have complained to bosses. humid conditions
Both the forced clean-up and Mr. Smiley has not filed for a the forced clean-up and poten- down to five cars and one trail- Court Clerk Al Fraser, who by can lay dormant for
foreclosure would be unprec- homestead exemption on the tial foreclosure. But he was er, the board said he had been tradition is stuck with overseeing extended periods, like ,
edented moves by the board, land, so the board is allowed intent on making one point to unable to make his property the courthouse building, arranged after flooding
But they also represent the to foreclose. Mr. Thomas, the enforcement fully compliant. As a result, he for a wash down last November of
end-game for what has been an Mr. Smiley did not attend officer. has been fined at a rate of $50 what appeared to be a buildup of o both spreads and
exhaustive and lengthy, albeit Monday's meeting, nor did he "But in no uncertain a day for 180 days. mold on several air conditioning reproduces by making
one-sided, struggle between send a representative to speak terms should you use pris- According to Mr. Thomas, vents serving offices in the first. spores
the board and Mr. Smiley. for him. That was not an un- owner labor for this," Mr. Mr. Arline had contracted with floor west end of the building nasty reactions:
"This is the first time we usual development; though the Broling said. "No, gosh no." a local recycling company an area that had undergone sneezing, runny nose,
have ever considered it, though board has been dealing with The Board also considered an- to remove the cars. But as of renovation. red eyes, sinus and nasal
it is allowed by state statute," Mr. Smiley's case since March other long-running case, that Monday, the company had County employees applied congestion, persistent
Chairman Jim McGauley of 2006 and has levied more of VerArline's Olustee prop- not done so, and also had not bleach and scrubbed the areas cough, throat irritation
said. (Mr. McGauley edits and o an as eie oe o returned Mr. Thomas' phone clean, theninspected the inside of Source: centers for Olsease Control
publishes The Baker County than $18,000 in fines calls on the topic. vents leading from a three-ton unit and Prevention
Prublishes The Bakers.) "You know what it is?im,board members say he has When the board last met on The only piece of new busi- that heats and cools the offices.
Press.) "You know what it is? never attended a board meet- February 12, they gave Mr. ness on Monday's agenda was "I assumed everything was okay after that," said Mr. 'Fraser.
option. It's the last thing you ing or been in touch with the Arline, whose land once hld solved when Mr. Thomas de- "Shannon Starling, the county's building maintenance man and I took
want to do." building and zoning office. more than 40 abandoned and cared that Darla Rydwell had a flashlight and looked down the ducts. We didn't see anything that
The state ofFlorida does not John Broling, an attorney wrecked vehicles, 10 days to brought her Sanderson proper- looked like mold."
with the law firm representing bring the property into corn- ty into compliance. There had More recently, Clerk Fraser got a $4700 pri
allow municipalities to fore- th county commission and the pliance. been complaints about aban- More recently, Clerk Fraser gota $4700 picefrom Ainna Ser ice
close on "homesteaded land," board, was satisfied that the But while Mr. Arine had doned vehicles on Ms. Ry- Corporation of Miami to clean and sanitize the blower and cooling
that is, property on which the board had "left no stone un- been able to bring the total dwell's land. coil, air ducts, diffusers and grills leading from the air conditioning
owner has built or claims his (See page 2)

Musician is


A Glen St. Mary man who
devoted his life to music died
early Monday
when he lost
control of hi.s
2005 Toyota
entering 1-295 -.
on Jackson-
ville's south-
side and it
struck a tree.
R. Lovett,
58, died after
he was taken
to Shands Mr Lovett
from the scene of the 5:15 am
accident on the entrance ramp
from 1-95. A family member
said he was returning home
from a musical booking in the
Jacksonville area.
A decorated Marine from
the Vietnam era, Mr. Lovett
and his family moved to Baker
County two years ago from
New Hampshire. Four of his
seven children along with wife
Michelle live in Glen.
His funeral is scheduled for
next Saturday afternoon.

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to role in bi
A Baker High School drop-
out, one of four persons charged
with the murder of an infirm
Jacksonville couple in the sum-
mer of 2005, pleaded guilty
to two counts of second-de-
gree murder in Jacksonville
on March 12 and
agreed to testify '-
against his co-de-
Bruce Nixon, -
19, also entered '.
twin pleas to
armed robbery
and armed kid-
napping of Reggie
and Carol Sumner,
both 61, whose
bodies were found
in a shallow grave
three-plus miles Bn
north of the Flor-
ida-Georgia line in Charlton
County on July 15 of that year.
The Sumners, taken from
their home in the St. Nicholas
section at gunpoint, were bound
with duct tape and buried alive
in graves that Mr. Nixon and co-
defendant Alan Wade, then 18
and a former Macclenny resi-
dent, had dug two days earlier.
Mr. Wade, along with Mi-
chael Jackson, 24, and Tiffany
Cole, 25, of South Carolina are
set for trial for first degree mur-
der, armed robbery and armed
kidnapping on three successive
weeks in May. The state seeks
the death penalty for all three.
Mr. Nixon, who had prior
arrests for sexual assault and
criminal mischief, will be sen-
tenced by Circuit Judge Michael
Weatherby on June 4. He could
get 52 years in prison.
Ms. Cole knew the slain cou-
ple because she had purchased

man enters lea Monday

trying couple alive in '05
a car from them in Charleston the couple, who had earlier I
before they moved to Jackson- reported missing. A helico
ville. The Sumners dated.in high scoured the area the next
school and met again 40 years days turning up nothing
later, marrying in 2001. Mr. the three others were arrested
Sumner was a diabetic and had South Carolina.

broken a leg

uce Nixon

before his death,
and Ms. Sumner
was ill with liver
cancer. She had
also contracted
Mr. Nixon
was arrested
by Jacksonville
homicide detec-
tive Dennis Sul-
livan, who lives
in Macclenny,
based on infor-
mation obtained
from the other
defendants de-

tained in South Carolina on
bank fraud charges for using the
Sumner's ATM card. He told
local authorities the plan was
to use a death threat to scare the
couple into revealing the card's
personal identification number.
Mr. Nixon led Sheriff Joey
Dobson and several local inves-
tigators, along with Detective
Sullivan, to a remote area off
Stokes Road north of the state
line to the graves. While briefly
in custody here, he broke down
crying and said he was sorry for
his role in the crime in addition
to other incriminating state-
ments.-All four defendants have
been held without bond since
their arrests.
Another Jacksonville po-
lice officer, Videll Williams of
Sanderson, first noticed the cou-
ple's 1993 Lincoln abandoned
off O.E. Gunter Road on July
12 and local police linked it to

d in

Other than cash obtained via
the bank card until an account
was drained, the crime netted
defendants some jewelry and
a computer that were pawned.
The entire take for the defen-
dants is estimated at $4000.
Mr. Nixon, accompanied
by attorney Alan Chipperfield,
met with assistant state attorney
Alan Mizrahi before entering
the plea that morning, and he
gave detailed information on his
role in the murders,
SCo-defendants Ms. Cole and
Mr. Wade were also in the court-
room Monday, as were relatives
of the Sumners.

City consultantfor

downtown revamp

In an attempt to inject en-
thusiasm and a fresh approach
into Macclenny's years-
old quest to bring the core
downtown back to life, City
Manager Gerald Dopson this
as a part time consultant at $35
per hour.
Ms. Adams, who moved to
Baker County last year from
Jacksonville, opened A Muse
Restaurant in the Crockett
Building and since re-sold
it. The former Microsoft em-
ployee told the Macclenny
Commission during its regular
meeting March 13 she has
acted in a similar role in both
the Riverside and Avondale
commercial districts in Jack-
sonville, both of which have

Fireman injuredin blaze

A Baker County volunteer fireman is expected to be released from
the bum unit at Shands Gainesville later this week after suffering sec-
ond and third degree bums while fighting a home fire off Noah Rauler-
son Road early on March 12.
Don Loudermilk, assigned to the Station 50 Glen St. Mary unit, fell
through the kitchen floor while inside the burning double wide belong-
ing to Gary and Brandy Manning, who were not at home. The fire is of
suspicious origin and a state fire marshall is investigating.
"We think when he fell through, a section of the flooring caught the
bottom of his bunker gear coat exposing his lower back," said Chief
Richard Dolan, who was at the scene. "His back then scraped against a
floor beam and the burs were confined to the area unprotected by the
Mr. Loudermilk activated an alarm attached to his air tank, alerting
others nearby and the chief, who summoned two others stationed out-
side the house as a RIT (rapid intervention team). The stand-by system
is used anytime firefighters are inside a structure.
The blaze gutted the residence and the initial alarm was phoned in
by a neighbor about 2:30 am when he (See page 2)

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undergone restoration in recent
She has been involved in
the Downtown Revitalization
Committee and lately has
been one of a two-member
subcommittee charged with
advising property owners
on color schemes and basic
structure re-design.
"I've been impressed with
the way Lin has handled some
of these owners recently and
I think she can provide what
the city needs in the way of
creativity and new ideas," said
Manager Dopson.
Ms. Adams will be paid out
of a $25,000 fund set aside
this budget year for cosmetic
improvements, along the CSX
tracks, a project now on hold
pending ongoing negotiations
with the railroad over leased
Commissioner Vernon Ben-
nett, who along with fellow
members approved the hiring,
expressed concern that Mac-
clenny will waste money
on consultant fees should a
Spending grant fall through.
The grant is to fund public
access improvements like
sidewalks and lighting.
Manager Dopson countered
that Ms. Adams' consulting
with private landowners "to
get them on board" may alone
justify spending from the
special fund.
"My philosophy is creating
pride in the community," Ms.
Adams told the city board.
"There's nothing attracting
(See page 2)

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unit that serves a portion of
the state attmrey'si and public,
defender offices.
That corer of the courthouse
seems to be where the trouble is
concentrated. Some workers in
Mr. Fraser's office suspect they
may be affected as well, though
no physician has yet to declare
that their ills are directly related
to mold.
Their names are omitted to
protect privacy, but here's a
sampling of their complaints:
VA state attorney employee
here several days a week who
says she has had a bad cough
since moving into her office in'
She believes the courthouse
basement is the root cause
because of past flooding, in-
cluding the time a sewer pipe
to county jail burst. The woman
says envelopes stored in the
basement developed mold spots
so bad they couldn't be used.
The more she stays away from
the Macclenny office, the better
her cough seems to get, added
the employee.
V A second employee in
the prosecutor's office said
shortly after she moved into
the northwest corner office on
the first floor she developed
migraine headaches along with
nasal and eye irritation. She has
since moved into a newer office,
but insists she and a co-worker
still have lingering symptoms.
The second worker exp-
erienced a re-emergence of
asthma she had as a child. She
recently sought answers from
an ear, nose and throat specialist
and awaits results from a battery
of tests. At least one of the tests
could be significant if it detects
traces of mold contamination in
her system.
Clerk Fraser was contacted late
last year by the administration
at the Gainesville-based 'state
attorney's office and assumed the
complaint was still coming from
a single employee. He learned
differently, and now is facing
the prospect that at least one of
his assistants is complaining of
ill-effects from something in the
work place.
Mr. Fraser recently turned the
matter over to County Manager
Joe Cone and a decision is
expected soon on the clean-up
price quote.
"I'm to the point I'd rather
someone come in and say there's

Sa problem. I think we need to
either pay him or get another
price for an inspection. At least
\e'll kkno~\\, reasoneid'te clerk.
SSeveral others insist they've
seen mold on air conditioning
vents and walls, though the two
bleachings did seem to remove
the trademark black blotches. It
is present also near the county
judge's office on the second floor
west and in a women's rest room
on the first floor east.
The Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention in
Atlanta says the number of mold
species is "likely somewhere in
the thousands" As most north
Florida residents know, mold
thrives in warm, wet and humid
conditions. Strains can lay
dormant for extended periods,
say in the case of the basement
flooding where mold might start
to develop and go dormant.
Molds both spread and
reproduce by making "spores"
and they are the trouble makers
for humans. A number of nasty
reactions can result, depending
largely on the immune system of
the individual.
Two persons can work in the
same office and be exposed to
the same contamination, and
one develops chronic allergy
symptoms while the second
escapes them altogether.
Conditions mocking pne-
umonia and bronchitis are
reported in office buildings in
relation to exposures to mold-
contaminated humidifiers and
ventilation systems, according to
the CDC.
The New York Department
of Health's website declares
"allergy and irritation: as the
most common symptoms of
mold exposure. Others are:
nasal and sinus congestion,
eye irritation, wheezing and
difficulty breathing, coughs and
throat irritation, skin rashes and

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noticed mntoke bill ing from the
tl;aler iin minutes, flames shot out
through the roof and when the
Cuyler unit (Station 30) arrived
minutes later the home was an
Chief Dolan said Mr. Louder-
milk completed the certification
course and had been on the de-
partment since July, 2004. Before
that he had been a volunteer in
Green Cove Springs. He is be-
lieved to be the first firefighter
injured while in the act of putting
out a blaze. Chief Dolan said oth-
er injuries during his 11 years on
the force have been minor and oc-
curred as a result of slipping and
other mishaps.
The injured man was on one of
two hose teams inside the home
at the time. Others rushed to his
aid and pulled him from the col-
lapsed flooring while keeping
a fine water mist applied to the
burned area.
He was taken by rescue ambu-
lance to Shands after evaluation
by rescue personnel. Weather pre-
vented evacuation by helicopter.
Mr. Loudermilk underwent
successful skin graft surgery on
Tuesday and was to be back home
by week's end.

Our mistake!
Last week's article on the pro-
posed impact fees for Glen St.
Mary incorrectly stated they were
the highest in Baker County.
Glen's proposed base of $4250
for new residential and commer-
cial entities is below that of Mac-
clenny's at $4500. Both include
$1500 fees for schools.

City agrees to a consultant..

(See page 2)
people back to the downtown
anymore; we've lost that flavor
'and we have to do things to bring
it back. We keep talking about it,
but nothing is happening."
Downtown committee chair-
man Jim McGauley prefaced
his introduction of Ms. Adams
by saying she is a "sparkplug"
and what Macclenny needs to
inject creativity and. vision into
the project.
Chairman McGauley echoed
sentiment expressed in past
committee meetings that the city
may have to enact ways to force
reluctant downtown property
owners to bring buildings up to
He also said the volunteer
group is awaiting another
response from CSX, which
wants to lease only 20 feet from
the outside of its property along
the railroad tracks, which has the
effect of eliminating most of the
present angled parking that has
existed a half century.
The city seeks 35 feet to retain
the angled parking on both sides
of the tracks, and proposes to
landscape and light the leased
portion, and erect attractive
In other matters before the
city board, a vacant and unused
field off Ohio St. just east of the
Knabb Sports Complex will be
given over for use as a practice
field for Little League. The city
parks committee has plans to
someday carve out a walking
trail on the property, and James
Knabb, who made the request
on behalf of the league, said he
would use private equipment to
prep the property.
V The city donated $350 to a
campaign launched by the free

newspaperI Hometown Journal
to, encourage a community
clean-up. In return, 1Macclenny
,is isted as ain official,sponsor.
VSchool SuperintendentPaula
Barton briefed the commission
on a trio of sidewalk and bike
path projects that may emerge
if the school district succeeds in
getting Safe Routes to School
grants. The network consisting
mostly of sidewalks would in
effect ring much of present-
day Macclenny to encourage
walking and bicycling.
In all, the district seeks $1.4
million and could be funded for
.portions of the total package.
Locations include south, east and
north Boulevard, SR 121, CR
23B, Lowder and Minnesota.
Second reading on a water
and sewer impact fee ordinance
was postponed due to incorrect

wording on the proposed text
that omitted the portion co\ ering
new commercial entities. The
law is .aimecLdat,-aising funds
to upgrade the city's sewer and
water treatment facilities to meet
anticipated growth.
v The evening of March 12,
Macclenny's Zoning Adjustment
Board approved without dissent
a variance and special exception
needed for expansion of First
United Methodist Church
Buildings in the neighborhood of
5th St. and Shuey a block north
of downtown.
Architect Ron Scalisi outlined
a multi-phase plan for 8300 more
square feet of multi-purpose
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Doctors abrupt firing left more

questions hanging up in the air

Some observations on the recent departure of Dr. Lex to take over his practice, and his take on the situ-
Alison Lex. ation would have been useful. As board chairman of
The ex-Navy internist was fired nearly three the non-profit, Dr. Dopson no doubt was briefed on
weeks ago, ostensibly for not being a "team player" the reason for the firing.
and not abiding by the terms of her contract with No dice. Dr. Dopson headed for the tall grass and
Baker County Medical Services, the non-profit that did not respond to requests for comment.
operates in secret managing Fraser Hospital, Wells No effort was made to contact Dennis Markos,
Nursing Home and the adjoining administrator of Baker County
medical arts complex in Mac- Medical Services and the guy
clenny. She had been on the job IM PRESSIONS who did the firing. He's an office
four months. I1 .IjJCNS31 bully and control freak who man-
We're not privy to the details, M GAU Y ages by intimidation and temper
but it looks like not being a "team JIVMcG AU EY tantrums rather than leadership,
player" included things like and he also doesn't talk to The

sounding an alarm about what
Dr. Lex took to be suspicious amounts of contami-
nants turning up in the bloodstreams of patients. As a
result, local water supplies were tested and analyzed
by experts from the state Department of Health and
found to be safe. Everybody was glad to hear that,
but Dr. Lex persisted in her belief that something was
causing it.
Maybe the soil or air in this area hid contaminants;
maybe it was caused by years of pesticide spraying
at the wholesale nurseries that flourished here for a
century; maybe it was from similar activity on the
now vanished tobacco farms; maybe a combina-
tion of toxic elements released by control burning of
Who knows?
What we do know, of course, is Baker County's
health statistics aren't anything to cheer about. We're
way over the top and have been for years in the num-
ber of deaths related to cancer, heart disease, diabetes
and respiratory ills. That's why we decided to pub-
lish a numeric table next to last week's article on Dr.
Before and since the article was published in last
week's newspaper, former patients of hers (about 20)
contacted us, some wanting to know what the "real
story" is. The answer: we're not sure.
Dr. Lex chose to remain off-record during an
interview, and made several comments that would
have spiced up last week's article but not changed
the substance.
She appeared willing to cite specific cases (no
names) that bolstered her suspicions, but did not fol-
low through. Nor did she respond to a subsequent
telephone request suggesting once again that clinical
details would be helpful.
It would have been nice also to hear from Dr. Gary
Dopson, whose departure from the clinic led to Dr.
Lex's recruitment by the non-profit. The longtime lo-
cal physician no doubt had a key role selecting Dr.

Press so a request tor comment is
a waste of time.
Typically what Markos does in lieu of comment-
ing is pen lengthy and self-serving letters to the coun-
ty's other weekly whose only claim to fame is, well,
not being The Press.
So, was Dr. Lex onto something?
Could be; it's all conjecture at this point. What her
firing did was damage the credibility of what we'll
call the "health care establishment" in Baker Coun-
ty. What she seemed to be saying was it's possible
something in the environment is causing health prob-
lems, and all we know for sure is the state affirmed it
wasn't arsenic in the water supplies. Where, and if, it
lies elsewhere is far from answered, but it wouldn't
do harm by keeping a physician around who has that
mind set.
Former patients, based on unprompted comments,
seem to have a great deal of admiration for Dr. Lex
- especially considering most of them had seen her
once or twice before she was fired. They say she was
thorough, took time with them and in many cases
made them feel better. They are unconcerned she
wasn't a "team player."
Dr. Alison Lex is gone and it's very unlikely she'll
be back. Her brief tenure here should serve as a re-
minder that we do have serious health risks in Baker
County, many of them brought on by life styles and
not contaminants in the air or soil. It's a situation that
won't go away until individuals decide to make ma-
jor alterations in the way they live.
It's probably also a good bet that future Dr. Lex-
es won't be contracting with Baker County Medi-
cal Services as employees, at least under the pres-
ent management. Both supervisory boards, Baker
County Hospital Authority, a public body, and Baker
County Medical Services, need to take a close look at
the Dr. Lex episode.
My guess is both boards know what needs to be
done. Whether they'll do it is the question.

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Don't reward half of bottom 50%'

Dear Editor:
I have a "little something" to suggest both
to the Baker County School Board and the
First, expanding the bonus to include 75% of
teachers defeats the whole purpose of a bonus pro-
That's the difference between government pro-
grams and the private sector. Only the top teachers
should receive bonuses.
When we reward even mediocre teachers (and
that's what we'd be doing if we give bonuses to the
top 75%, which means, it appears, that along with
the top 50% of teachers, we also reward fully half of
the bottom 50%!), we send the wrong message.
That's a good way to make sure that we continue
to make C's on the FCAT.
We need to revamp the bonus program so that
only our very best teachers receive a bonus.
Second, I was thinking about how the teachers'
union has expressed concern over having teacher
performance graded on the outcome of the FCAT.
I have an idea! Let's just grade our teachers on
whether they are bright and cheery in class, whether

the students really like them, or how "cool" they
Very simply, we have to start measuring academ-
ic progress somewhere. The clearest measurement
we can obtain right now are the results of the FCAT.
For all its imperfections, the test demands that stu-
dents be familiar with a solid body of academics.
And the results of that test, even if not as precise as
we would like, do provide us with a fair indication
of how our students are doing, and how their teach-
ers are performing.
It didn't take me long to figure out which teach-
ers may feel "discord and dissension" if a bonus
program is enacted. They are the ones who aren't
getting a bonus!
The top-notch teachers who are truly outper-
forming the field are going to be quite happy to take
home that extra pay. And they'll deserve it.
Indeed, maybe we ought to measure more than
the FCAT, but until then let's reward our best teach-
ers based on the measurement that seems to carry
the most weight right now: the FCAT.
Aaron Scott
Glen St. Mary

Letters to the editor-

Holdit there, mister! We're

here to say Dennis is alright
Dear Editor: our employment situation were
The Baker County Press of hostile, or in any other way truly
March 7 carried what appeared unpleasant, we'd find somewhere
to be a front page op-ed article else to work. We work here be-
by Mr. Jim McGauley entitled cause we choose to, not because
"Analysis" that addressed the de- no one else will hire us.
parture of Dr. Alison Lex from the The issue of Mr. Markos' style
employ of Baker County Medical is somewhat subjective. What one
Services, specifically, the Dopson person finds abrasive, another
Family Medical Center. person may not. In the case of Mr.
The purpose of this letter is Markos, most people would agree
not to discuss the issue of Dr. there are those times the encoun-
Lex's leaving, but to address Mr. ter is not exactly sweetness and
McGauley's characterization of light, but upon further analysis,
Dennis Markos, the CEO of the one can see that his sometimes
organization, as having an "abra- less than pleasant presentation is
sive style" and, more importantly, almost always based on frustra-
the allegation that Mr. Markos tion with the issue, not the person
maintains "tight control of the in front of him. As members of
employees", the BCMS management staff, we
To address the latter issue first, have come to the realization that
as department heads the vast ma- these occasions will arise, and we
jority of us agree that we have recognize the difference in being
much more latitude to perform the subject of derision, as op-
our duties here than we have ever posed to the one being counted on
experienced in any other organi- to resolve the problem. Yes, the
zation we have worked with. Mr. discussions occasionally become
Markos has surrounded himself "spirited" and "lively" on the part
with competent people who know of both parties, but at day's end,
what is required of them and, in we still have respect for each oth-
direct opposition to the impres- er, and we keep coming back to
sion created by the article, know work at the same place.
how to work as a team to provide If we had to determine the
the care the community has come one thing that sets Dennis Mar-
to depend on in normal times, as kos apart from the vast majority
well as times of crisis. If Mr. Mar- of business people in equivalent
kos were to leave the organization positions that we have experi-
tomorrow, the team he has pulled enced in our careers, we all agree
together would competently con- that it his determination to do the
tinue the mission until another right thing, even if it is unpleas-
CEO could be recruited. This is ant. Clearly, sometimes exactly
a testament to the person who what's the "right thing" is a dif-
forged this team over the years, ferent thing to different people,
We find the inference that we, depending on which'side of the
as primary care givers, ancillary fence they're on.
professionals and support staff, Yes, we ca 'see'how Dennis
are "tightly controlled" offensive, might sometimes be viewed as
We have an experienced, dedi- abrasive to those on the outside,
cated staff, many of whom have but we who work with him think
a long history with this facility, of it more as "larger than life".
Each member of this staff has As far as his creating a "tight-
studied long and hard, either for- ly controlled" work culture, we
mally, through on-the-job train- don't think anything could be fur-
int. or both. to do what we do. their from the truth.

These studies continue through-
out our careers, in classrooms,
as well as the practical setting. If

The typed names and titles of 17
department heads were listed
at the bottom of this letter

Did she rattle the wrong cage?
Dear Editor:
There seems to be quite a few questions surrounding the firing of
Dr. Alison Lex.
I along with many of her patients would like to know why she was
fired. All we know is she was told to "pack her bags" and go. Was it
because of the investigation and her resignation from the Navy? If so,
I'm sure someone would have looked into that before she was hired
Or was it because she spoke up on problems that have, or maybe
are, causing a high rate of illnesses in this county? Would this informa-
tion scare off developers and people wanting to move here?
If so, Dr. Lex was a victim of greed and politics, and they caused a
good and caring doctor to be run off. Dr. Lex should have been sup-
ported and not fired.
It's sad when money and greed are more of a concern than the health
and lives of the people of Baker County. It makes one question the pri-
orities and motives of those making decisions in our best interest.
Anita Rowe, Macclenny

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Home alone; it's time to prepare your

menu of favorite, forbidden recipes



I am kicked back in my reclin-
er with my remote control duct
taped to my hand surrounded by
bags of chips and bottles of soft
drinks. I am tuned in to the semi-
finals of the ACC tournament and
am set for the day.
In short, I am in man heaven.
I am home alone.
My entire family is in New
York City. My wife is in charge of
the humanities trip to New York.
She has been taking high school
students to the Big Apple for the
last 21 years.
I couldn't go because my pro-
duction of Footloose is in two
weeks and I have to work on the
stage set. In between painting
scenes and signs and building
stuff, I am holed up like a hermit
in a cave.
I love my family and would
definitely not want to do this
for any length of time, but for a
couple of days it certainly has its
For one, I can eat whatever I
want. For me, that means stuff
that my wife can't stand to smell
in the house but I love.
For lunch, I stunk the place up
cooking corned beef hash with an
egg broken into it and Brussels
sprouts. Yum. Culinary delights.
For dinner, the house reeked of
liver and onions, beets and ruta-
bagas. My favorite meal and one
that almost caused a divorce.
My wife and I had been mar-
ried for three years and were liv-
ing in a little house on College
Street in Macclenny. She was five
months pregnant and had gone to
bed feeling miserable.
Dinner time arrived and I asked
her if I could fix her something.
No, she replied, she was too sick.
Okay. Works for me. I'll just
cook my favorite ineal of liver
and onions, et al.
Not being a woman, I had no

idea how smells can affect some-
one who is pregnant. Smells are
tripled, if not quadrupled in their
Midway through cooking my
feast, my wife moaned that I was
trying to kill her and the baby
- that I was mean and evil. She
hinted that I was possessed by the
devil and should be subjected to
all the tortures the Spanish Inqui-
sition had used on heretics.
I thought that was a bit ex-
cessive for liver and onions, but
I did turn on the oven hood and
open the windows. For years af-
terward, this particular faux pas
was brought up again and again
and again in front of any pregnant
woman who would listen.
I heard enough "How could
yous?" that I never cooked liver
and onions again unless she was
out of the house.
She's out of the house and I am
eating liver and onions slathered
in soy sauce. Yum. Let the Iron
Chef weep. This is male cooking
at its best.
It amazes me how the phone
doesn't ring when my wife and
children are gone. On a "normal"
day it rings eight or ten times.
When it isn't ringing, the cell
phones are playing their ringy
music. Today, silence. I don't
think the phone has rung all day. I
am completely cut off from civi-
I decided to take advantage
of my solitude. Yesterday I did
something that I never do I took
a nap.
It was four in the afternoon and
I was sleepy, so I decided I'd take
a nap. In regular circumstances,

that would be like a sonar going
off. Ping. Ping. Dad's taking a
nap. Ping. Ping. Within minutes
of hitting the pillow somebody
would want something. "Dad, do
you know where ..." "Dad can I
have some money for ..." "Bob,
the television is doing something
I kept waiting for the other
shoe to fall. For the phone to ring.
For someone to knock on the
door. For a voice from NYC to
wake me up.
I woke up four hours later won-
dering why it was dark outside. I
slept for four hours? No wonder
I don't take naps. I'd lose entire
I get up to replenish my chip
supply and catch a glimpse of my-
self in the mirror. I am completely
mismatched. I am wearing red
flannel sleep pants with penguins
on them and an orange shirt that is
too small for me.
I look like someone who lives
in a cardboard box over a heating
grate. This is not good. My fami-
ly's been away for two days and
I've become the troll under the
bridge. Not good at all.
I'm convinced I can only take
living by myself in very small
doses. It would be unhealthy oth-
Besides, I miss my family. It's
one thing to have a day or two
away, but after a couple of days
I start wishing they would come
back and worrying about them.
As much as I hate cell phones I
found myself calling to "check
in" with them.
I guess I won't turn into a her-
mit just yet.






Returned cold weather gear too early

March 12

Never let it be said Uncle Sam
doesn't have a sense of humor. I
mentioned before that both times
I've been deployed, I got the call
on my birthday.
The latest example is notice-
able by the dateline on this ar-
ticle. My departure is now T-mi-
nus one day and holding-really
I had said goodbye to most of
the guys in the unit, packed my
bags and was preparing to go to
Kuwait last week when the word
came that all the flights out of
Kuwait were crammed. My op-
tion was to go sit in a tent in Ku-
wait for a week or wait another
week to leave here.
It took me about three seconds
to decide to stay in Iraq-which
speaks volumes for what I think
about Kuwait.
The other truly ironic thing
was my itinerary had been set.
I was going back to Atlanta for
about six weeks and then up to
Fort McCoy, Wisconsin to de-
So I went to the post office and
mailed off all of my cold weather
clothes, the ones I have worn for
a total of four or five hours since
we've been over here. I had just
stepped back into our office af-
ter mailing my clothes when our
chief of staff informed me that
things had changed. I now had to
go back to Fort McCoy as soon
as I got back to the States.
Out of curiosity, I checked the
weather for Fort McCoy know-
ing that I have exactly two uni-
forms, two t-shirts, two pairs of
underwear and two pairs of socks
to my name now.
The high temperature for that
day was 27. The good news is I
have plenty of cold weather gear
in Florida where, on the same
day, the low temperature was
One of my friends. Chris War-
ner, left on Sunday to go home on

R&R leave -a three-week break
that everyone who wants to go is
entitled to. Even if I had to stay
over here until August, I was de-
bating whether I wanted to go on
R&R because it is so painful.
When I went in 2003, it took
51 hours to get home and that's
not counting having to sit in a
sterile area-understand not re-
ally a clean place, but one where
you and your bags have been
searched prior to entering-in
Kuwait 24 hours prior to the first
leg of the flight.
To make a short story long, I
went to eat breakfast this morn-
ing and there was Chris. I told
him the flashbacks were already
starting. Not only was his flight
cancelled, two of his backup
flights were also cancelled.
I think it's situations like this
that explain why soldiers have
such a warped sense of humor.
One unit from the Georgia Na-
tional Guard makes the soldiers
in the back seat on the passen-
ger side of vehicles in their con-
voys draw cards. The high card
is called the "Card of Death"
which implies that the vehicle
the person drawing the high card
is in will be the one who gets at-
tacked. It's a morbid tradition,
but one that always is met with
hoots and laughter as the con-
voys pull out.
In our unit, when one of our

guys from California went home
on R&R, the people in his section
painted his office bright pink-
not an easy task in this brown
world. They hung up beads over
the door and hung pictures of
teddy bears and things on the
The really funny thing is the
guy is the Camp Victory bench
press champion and would kill
the whole section if he ever got
Another favorite is if you find
someone who has removed his
uniform top, the Velcro name
tapes and patches make an invit-
ing target to switch around or turn
upside down. The unsuspecting
person puts his top back on and
walks away until someone, usu-
ally the sergeant major, makes an
on-the-spot adjustment.
In our briefings, it's not un-
usual to find a picture of your
head pasted on someone else's
body. It's just another way to
make time go a little faster or
maybe another example of boys
will be boys.
In any case, it does verify
what Jimmy Buffett says, "If we
couldn't laugh, we would all go

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Differing stories result in

child abuse, other charges
A Macclenny couple or- A 13-year-old male student at
dered by a court to stay away the Alternative School in Mac-
from each other ended up in jail clenny was charged with battery
March 10 charged with domes- after he allegedly spat at and im-
tic battery, child abuse and one properly touched a 12-year-old
count of possessing drugs with- female student while both rode
out a prescription. a school bus on March 6.
Summer Rhoden, 21, and The youth, who is from the
Justin Pearce, 23, both accused Baxter area, allegedly also en-
each other of violent behavior gaged in obscene behavior dur-
during confrontations that pre- ing the incident. He reportedly
ceded their arrests. Deputy Ran- confessed during an interview
dy Davis said he met the couple with John Staples, principal of
at the county jail about 4:00 am the school where disruptive stu-
and they had their 4-year-old dents are placed.
son with them. Henry Kent, 21, of Olustee
They told Deputy Davis dif- was charged with resisting ar-
fering stories on how they got. rest without violence following
together earlier that night; Ms. an argument with his parents
Rhoden said her estranged boy- the evening of March 8. His fa-
friend broke into her residence their Thomas Kent told Deputy
on SR 121 north and began de- Wayne Limbaugh the son be-
stroying contents. She agreed to came violent and abusive when
go riding with him to calm him asked to help clean the house.
down. The officer several times cau-
Mr. Pearce said Ms. Rhoden tioned the son to calm himself
came to his residence and they and cease cursing while he was
went riding to talk about getting being questioned and treated by
back together. He confronted rescue personnel for a bloody
her about an overheard tele- nose.
phone conversation and her past Brandy Manning, 24, of Glen
drug use, and they began strik- St. Mary was booked for toss-
ing each other in the presence of ing a bottle into a vehicle being
the child, who was ill. driven by Avadon Carter, 29, of
Deputy Michael Lagle later Macclenny on Grissholm St. the
that day went to Mr. Pearce's morning of March 7. The inci-
residence on Fourth St. to arrest dent resulted in a small cut over
him, and found him in posses- the eye of the driver's 4-year-
sion of three prescription drugs, old daughter, a passenger in the
In other reports, a criminal vehicle.
complaint was filed March 7 Witnesses to the incident and
alleging Takeya Jones, 22, at- subsequent fight gave conflict-
tacked Brandy Jones, 21, in the ing versions. Two persons at the
parking lot of the BP station and scene told Deputy John Hardin
convenience store in downtown Ms. Manning cursed at the driv-
Macclenny. er, then threw the bottle.

Conceals drugs in bra

Two cases of possessing pickup north to Boulevard and
contraband at county jail were made a right turn without stop-
reported by the sheriff's depart- ping, then sped east. Ms. Jones
ment recently, including a fe- consented to a vehicle search
male inmate who concealed a and the pipe was found in her
plastic bag of marijuana in her purse.
bra. She admitted to the officer
Joyce Olshavsky, 23, of she had purchased crack on Joan
Sanderson produced the baggie St., then tossed it out when she
just before-she was to undergo a. saw the patrol-car. ,
body cavity search the evening County deputies have stepped
of March 8, according to Sgt. up patrols in the neighborhoods
Jody Dyal, a jail officer who had around Joan St. and' nearby
earlier been tipped off via a let- Grissholm St., areas known for
ter passed from another inmate, drive-by drug vending.
The search of Ms. Olshavsky William Godwin, 19, of Glen
and several other female in- St. Mary was arrested for mis-
mates was initiated when Sgt. demeanor marijuana possession
Dyal smelled marijuana smoke after Deputy Gavin Sweat found
in H-dorm while exchanging an a rolled cigarette under the driv-
inmate's shoes. She had been er's seat of his 1985 Chevrolet
informed inmates were smok- pickup.
ing pot in that area and G-dorm, The officer was alerted to the
and a search yielded nothing. suspect parked in the lot beside
In a subsequent interview, the Burger King on South 6th in
suspect admitted smuggling the Macclenny by a passing motor-
drug into the jail. ist about 5:20 pm on March 7.

Alleged abuse

by worker at

state hospital

An investigator for the De-
partment of Children and Fam-
ilies told the Baker County
sheriff's department that he sus-
pected a Northeast Florida State
Hospital employee of abusing a
According to a police report
filed on March 7 by Deputy
John Hardin, investigator Gary
Hopson told Deputy Hardin on
that staff member Latoya Riley,
29, abused patient Cheryl Welk
by "pinching Cheryl in the chest
area causing considerable bruis-
The report stated that Hop-
son told Hardin two patients
witnessed the incident. Accord-
ing to Hopson, Scott Limas, a
staff member at NEFSH, took
photographs of the Ms. Welk's
injuries. The sheriff's depart-
ment is attempting to talk to the
two witnesses and pick up those
In other hospital-related po-
lice news, two Glen St. Mary
women were arrested March 8,
one charged with exposing her-
self to traffic outside Children's
Medical Center in Glen St. Mary
and the other with possession of
The witness who first ob-
served the alleged behavior, Jo-
sephine Hartsfield, told Deputy
Hardin that she saw Lisa Mi-
chelle Corathers, 24, lift up the
back of her dress and expose
her buttocks to traffic outside
the medical center. She also
told police that Corathers and
another woman, later identified
as Jennette Michelle Hoey, were
picked up by a gold truck.
According to a report filed
by Deputy Darrin Whitaker, he
and another deputy located and
stopped the truck going east on
US-90. Deputy Whitaker states
that the driver, Michael Magrud-
er, told him that he picked up the
two women because Ms. Corath-
ers exposed her breasts to him as
he drove by. Ms. Corathers was
then arrested.
Her companion, Ms. Hoey,
was arrested and charged wih
possessing a controlled sub-
stance without a prescription,
possessing narcotic equipment
and destroying evidence. Ac-
cording to Deputy Hardin, who
filed a supplement to Deputy
Whitaker's report, Ms. Hoey
was seen throwing away a small
pipe containing steel wool.;The
deputies also state that they
found eleven Seroquel pills in
Ms. Hoey's purse, and that Ms.
Hoey did not have a prescription
for the drugs.

THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday March 15, 2007 Page 5

Two computers stolen at Wal-Mart

The local Wal-Mart Super-
Center was again hit by shoplift-
ers who took more than $1,000
in electronics on March 1.
Deputy Jeremy Moran said
employee Pamela Hubbart saw
through the store's video cam-
eras a black man and a black
woman buy two computers, then
go back to their SUV. Ms. Hub-
bart said she then saw two black
men enter the store, place anoth-
er two computers in a shopping
cart, then exit through the gar-
den center without paying.
Deputy Moran states in his
report that that "numerous digi-
tal photos" were taken of the
men by the security cameras.
Those photos were processed
and handed over to the investi-
gation division.
A Macclenny woman lost;
and then recovered, her purse
in the span of less than a day.
On the evening of March 6,
Mary Parker Drawdy told Dep-
uty Moran that her purse, which
had been sitting on a stool in
the back of her home when she

went to bed the previous night,
was missing when she woke up.
The purse contained three credit
cards, a debit car, her cell phone,
a checkbook and other items.
But on the morning of March
7, Deputy John Hardin was sent
to the BP station on US 90 be-
cause of a found purse. Ms.
Drawdy's husband was waiting
and told him that the clerks at
the station had found his wife's
The cellphone and a change
purse containing $10 Were miss-
ing, and the clerks told Deputy
Hardin an unknown man told
them the purse was in a trash
can. Surveillance footage of the
man has been sent to the investi-
gation division.
The home of Bertil Johnson,
a prisoner at the Baker County
Jail, was found with the front
door open and several items
were missing on March 3. Shel-
ley Lawler, Mr. Johnson's step-
daughter, noticed the door ajar
and told her step-father. Deputy
Wayne Limbaugh talked to Ms.

Lawler on March 4 at-Mr. John-
son's home; according to his re-
port, he noticed that the bottom
of the front door had been pried
open. Several TVs and pieces of
furniture were untouched.
"Inside the residence, bed-
ding, clothing and papers had
been tossed around as if the
suspects were looking for some-
thing particular," Deputy Lim-
baugh's report states.
Ms. Lawler wasn't able to
give the deputy a list of what
was missing, and Deputy Lim-
baugh had to wait until Mr.
Johnson was released from jail
on March 7 to find out.
Mr. Johnson told the deputy
that the intruder had stolen his
Sony computer, his flat-screen
television, his video camera and
two pellet pistols.
There was one clue, however.
Mr. Johnson found a backpack
inside the house that contained
papers with the name "Brian S.
Giles" on them. Mr. Johnson said
he didn't know a Brian Giles.

Tossed out of bed ofher stolen truck

A Macclenny woman had
her truck stolen and was thrown
from its bed by the two men
who stole the vehicle, a sheriff's
department report says.
Faith Pearl told Deputy Gar-
rett Bennett that she and her boy-
friend Fred Dean picked up two
unknown men at Pop's Place on
March 10 and given them a ride
to the 229 Club in Sanderson.
Ms. Pearl and Mr. Dean were
driving a Ford Ranger.
According to Ms. Pearl's
statement, the two men stole the
truck when they arrived at the
229 Club. Ms. Pearl says that
when the suspects drove off in
the truck, she jumped in the truck
bed. When she wouldn't join the
two men in the front seat and
instead tried to call 911 on her
cellphone, Ms. Pearl says, the
two grabbed her and threw her
out of the truck.
Deputy Bennett found Mr.
Dean walking east on US 90 at
Arnold Rhoden Road. He was
only able to tell the deputy that
one of the suspects was white,
the other black.

Another Macclenny couple
had the radio in their Chevy
-Blazer stolen March 8. Crystal
Gay told Deputy Curtis Ruise
that she had noticed the back
window on her truck broken;
Ms. Gay and her son then saw
the radio missing.
Police lifted two prints off the
truck. Ms. Gay and her husband
Christopher told Deputy Ruise
they suspected the person who

had installed the radio and am-
Robert Stoutamire of Mac-
clenny was left with just three
tires on March 9 when he woke
up to find that someone had sto-
len his left rear tire. Mr. Stouta-
mire told Deluty Jeremy Moran
that he had heard or seen noth-
ing during the previous night
and had no idea who might have
taken his tire.

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charged the following day with
attempting to bring three bags of
tobacco into the jail concealed
in his shoe bottoms. Tobacco is
another substance banned from
the facility.
In other recent cases, Leslie
Jones, 41, of Yulee, Fla. was
charged the morning of March 8
with possession of a crack pipe
after her vehicle was stopped on
South Boulevard near SR 121 in
Deputy John Hardin said he
observed Ms. Jones stopped on
Joan St. for what he termed "a
short transaction" with a black
male. She drove her 1989 GMC

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Two homes

A Sanderson family was
robbed of approximately $2,500
in property on March 5 when
an unknown person took a Dell
computer, a Takamane box gui-
tar and $500 in rolled coins from
its Raulerson Lane home.
According to a report filed by
Deputy Randy Davis, the front
door of Lula Haines' home was
pried open. Davis could not lift
any finger prints off the door.
Ms. Haines heard of the theft
from her son Avery Crawford,
who came home from work at
9:30 pm and noticed both the
pry marks on the door and the
family's missing property. Ms.
Haines had spent the previous
night in Jacksonville and was at
work when Mr. Crawford called
In other cases, a Macclenny
man told police his home was
robbed of more than $1,700
worth of items March 6.
According to a report filed by
Deputy Michael Lagle, Antho-
ny Moore was out of town for
nearly two months. When Mr.
Moore came back to his home
on Mud Lake Road, he found
that* someone had taken his
washing machine, lawn mower,
DVD player, entertainment cen-
ter and a number of other items.
The washing machine and lawn
mower were stored in a utility
shed next to Mr. Moore's home;
the other items were taken from
inside his house.

Board meeting
The Executive Board of the
Lake City Community College
Foundation will meet March 20,
2007 at noon in the Lake City
Community College Foundation
Board Room, downtown Lake
For more information contact
Mike Lee, executive director of
the LCCC foundation at 745-
4392 or 754-4433.

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MS student freaks out
On March 7, a campus deputy arrested and detained a Baker Coun-
ty Middle School student who disrupted her class during a test.
Deputy Tracie Benton arrested the 13-year-old special ed student
from Maccleny in Patsy Vinzant's classroom. According to the depu-
ty's report, Ms. Vinzant told her that the female student was cursing
at her classmates while they were taking a test. Ms. Vinzant says that
when teaching assistant Tammy McCullough attempted to take the
student's test from her, the student threw her test booklet at Ms. Mc-
The two teachers tried to put the student into the "time-out room,"
only to witness the student scream and hit the walls. According to the
teachers, at one point the student shouted obscenities at the class.
When Deputy Benton arrived at the school, she arrested the girl
and took her to county jail. However, Deputy Benton said she was
unable to immediately reach the student's parents, as the number pro-
vided had been disconnected.
Another sheriff's deputy, Garrett Bennett, was called out to Glen
St. Mary to answer a criminal mischief complaint from Dorothy
Dunn. According to Deputy Bennett's report, the passenger side win-
dow of her Chevy Colorado truck was shattered by an "unknown
object" on March 9. She had lent the truck to her grandson, Joshua
Baldenegro, who had taken the truck to Pinetop Road when the win-
dow was struck.
One day earlier, Sharonda Latrice Ellis reported that her mother's
Ford Expedition had been "egged." She was unable to provide Dep-
uty Curtis Ruise with a likely time range.

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Church focuses on life and leadership

Press Staff

You can't go lift weights at
the local YMCA on Sunday,
but, surprisingly, you can attend
church there.
Bill and Gretchen Schwartz,
residents of Glen St. Mary, are
co-pastors of Life Church, a
growing ministry whose mother
church, Trinity Church Interna-
tional (TCI), is based in Lake
Worth, Fla. TCI has a strong
emphasis on building life skills
and supports over 100 missions
around the world.
The story of the founding of
Life Church in Macclenny actu-
ally began, interestingly enough,
in the country of Belgium.
After serving in Macclenny as
pastors of the First Assembly of
God for six years, the Schwartz-
es became aware of an opportu-
nity through TCI to be involved
in establishing a church in the
city of Ronse, Belgium, 35 miles
from the border of France.
"Gretchen was really enthu-
siastic about going, but I just
wasn't into the idea at the time,"
says Mr. Schwartz. "I had to be
talked into it. So, in 2000, We
went for a visit."
The Schwartz's visit happened
to coincide with the arrival of a
funding gift from a private do-
nor to purchase a building to be
called Pray Center. Both pastors
credit the experience of being
present when the building was
purchased and being part of that
process as helping cement their
decision to accept pastorship of
the new church.
"In other places in the world,
it's not like it is here where there
are churches in every town,"
said Ms. Schwartz. People just
don't have that many opportuni-
ties to hear the gospel. It was a
significant experience for us to
be part of the development of
Pray Center."
Pray Center started with only
13 members, all of them Afri-
can, from a variety of countries
such as the Congo, Rawanda and
Senegal. It grew to be the largest
church congregation in Ronse at
the time with close to 60 mem-
When Pray Center established
a Bible school for training mis-
sionaries, Mr. Schwartz taught
there and eventually was asked
to be the school's director. The
school did well and it's enroll-
ment increased from twelve at
the beginning to 44.
A young missionary from
Brazil named Wanderson Mach-
ado, who was involved with a
church in the city of Brussels,
enrolled in the school's two year
program. Mr. Machado and Mr.
Schwartz became good friends.
After completing his require-
ments, Mr. Machado became a
teacher at the Bible school and
also became a staff member at
Pray Center.
The Schwartzes came back
to the United States on a four-
month furlough in January of
2005, leaving Mr. Machado and
his new wife Jesana in charge of
pastoring Pray Center. They also
had come home to attend the
Trinity International missions
conference held every other year
in Lake Worth.
"The Machados were doing
very well with the church and
we knew the congregation was in
good hands," said Mr. Schwartz.
"Wanderson is very capable. He
speaks five languages and Jesa-
na speaks three and is learning
The Schwartzes admit it was
in the back of their minds that
the Machados would eventually
take over the pastorship of Pray
Center when they decided to
move on. They had felt for some
time they would be making a
change, but assumed it would be
to move on to another missions
project somewhere in Europe.
But that's not what happened.
During their furlough in
Macclenny, they became aware
of a local desire to start a new

"Please help us do this," peo-
ple in the community asked the
Schwartzes, over and over. "We
want something different."
The Schwartzes returned to
Belgium and during what they
describe as a very emotional
resignation, they explained to
the congregation that they were
going home to Baker County
to establish Pray Center's sister
church. That is how Life Church

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came into existence.
It was officially dedicated in
August, 2005 and currently has
about 60 members. The con-
gregation has met weekly at the
YMCA since January, 2006.
According to the Schwartzes,
the church is non-traditional in
its worship approach, placing
a big emphasis on teaching life
and leadership skills and lots
of spiritual celebration through
"We have very dedicated
members who set up and break
down a full band and sound sys-
tem every week. We place a lot
of emphasis on the joy of praise
music and dance," said Mr.
Mr. Schwartz also communi-
cates weekly with Pray Center
and travels to Belgium every
four months to conduct leader-
ship training in Antwerp, Kor-
trijk, Brussels, Ronse and other
cities in the country.
In late February, the Macha-
dos visited the Schwartzes in
Macclenny to see their new sister
church and attend Trinity Inter-
national's 2007 missions confer-
ence in Lake Worth attended by
people from all over the world. It
was the young couple's first time
in, the United States. For three
weeks they helped conduct wor-
ship and music services at Life
Church and traveled to other
churches affiliated with TCI.
One of the first places the
young couple ate a meal after
arriving was Fraser's Food Cafe
in Glen St. Mary. Both quickly
became big fans of barbeque.
They were also very impressed
with the convenience of services
in the United States such as the

drive up ATM machines.
"It was really something to
be able to do banking from the
car," said the soft-voiced Jesana
who spoke with the help of her
husband, who translated.
The warmth of the weather
had the Machados wishing they
could stay longer in Macclenny
before returning to Belgium.
"The weather here is won-
derful. The climate is a lot like
Brazil. We miss the sun and the
warmth," they said.
According to the Schwartzes,
it rains 240 days a year in Bel-
gium and it's often cold and over-
cast. In winter the sun doesn't
rise until nearly 9:00 am and is
already setting by 4:30 pm.
Mr., Machado gave an impas-
sioned reason for his dedication
to his church in Belgium.
"There is a high suicide rate
because of depression. I be-
lieve the people in that country
have lost hope in life and hope
in God. We are working to help
them understand that life does
have meaning and there is a rea-,
son to hope," he said.
The Machados have enjoyed
visiting Macclenny and think the
town is a pleasant, pretty place.
They also enjoyed participating
in the services at the YMCA.
Jesana has many of the
same duties in Belgium as Mrs.
Schwartz does in Life Church
and helps conduct the praise
music. Her very favorite hymn is
"Great Is Our Faithfullness."
Wanderson plays guitar and
jokingly says "I only sing when
there is no other to do so."
Their marriage was some-
what arranged by their parents,
who thought-they would like

each other and their courtship
took place long distance over
the Internet and phone. The first
time they met was when Mr.
Machado flew to Brazil to meet
and marry Jesana.
"I lost my voice when I fi-
nally saw her," he said. "She was
so beautiful, I couldn't speak for
ten minutes."
The Schwartzes and the
Machados look forward to a
long affiliation with their sister
churches, each keeping pace
with the progress of the other.
According to the Schwartzes,
Life Church is thriving and they
look forward to the day when
they can purchase their own
building. The times and listings
of services can be found on their
website: www.lifechurchlive.
"Ours is a church not so
much about religion as we are
about teaching people to live in
spiritual fullness everyday," Mr.
Schwartz said.

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Pvt. Thomas Lambert

Completes basic
Marine Pvt. Thomas Lambert
of Macclenny, a 2006 graduate
of Baker County High School,
completed recruit training at Par-
ris Island, S.C. on March 9 and
will undergo further training at
Camp Lejeune, N.C.
He is the son of David and
Tookie Lambert of Macclenny.
His grandparents include Dewey
and Joyce Bridges of Macclenny
and Henry and Betty Brandies of

River cleanup
The St. Mary's River Cele-
bration cleanup will be held Sat-
urday, March 17 from 8:00 am-
noon at the Boy Scout Camp.
For more information or to
register, please call Dean Woeh-
rle at 904-879-3498.

for the week of
March 19-23
MONDAY: Breakfast pizza, fruit
juice and milk.
TUESDAY: Sausage biscuit, fruit
juice and milk.
WEDNESDAY: Cereal with
whole wheat toast, fruit juice and
THURSDAY: Breakfast hot
pocket, fruit juice and milk.
FRIDAY: French toast sticks,
fruit juice and milk.
Cold lunch plate or chef salad with
wheat roll or crackers, and dessert
(when offered) OR
MONDAY: Grilled chicken patty
on whole grain buns w/lettuce gar-
nish or golden cordog, baked french.
fries, vegetarian baked beans, chilled
rosy applesauce and milk.
TUESDAY: Pepperoni pizza
slice or chunky chicken noodle soup
w/homemade wheat roll, seasoned
mixed vegetables, tossed salad, fresh
fruit choice, gelatin w/whipped top-
ping and milk.
WEDNESDAY: Mexican burrito
or grilled turkey ham & cheese sand-
wich, green beans w/new potatoes,
creamy Cole slaw, chilled fresh fruit,
slice of homemade cake w/icing and
THURSDAY: Spaghetti w/meat
sauce w/slice of homemade Italian
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District wide: School Board meet-
ing, Olustee Volunteer Fire Dept.
6:30 pm. BCHS: Weightlifting Sec-
tional Qualifier @ Keystone, 11:00
am. Fast pitch @ Starke 6:00 pm.
JV baseball @ Columbia 6:00 pm.
Drama rehearsal 2:00 pm. KIS:
Book fair.
BCHS: Fastpitch (H) 6:00 pm. Ten-
nis (H), 3:00 pm. CPT testing, Ca-
reer Center. Drama rehearsal 2:00
pm. KIS: Book fair. WES: Individual
spring pictures.
BCHS: FutureNow presentation,
gym, 9:30-10:30 am and 7:30 pm.
Drama rehearsal 2:00 pm. CPT
testing, Baseball tournament @ FB
(TBA). KIS: Book fair. MES: Spring
BCHS: Track @ Hamilton County
3:30 pm. Drama presentation, Aud.
7:00 pm. CPT testing, Career Cen-
ter. Girls tennis @ Bradford 3:30
pm. Baseball @ FB. KES: Book fair.
4th grade field trip to St. Augus-
tine. WES: Family reading night,
Media Center 4:00-8:00 pm. PK/K:
Kindergarten Rocks! Play at BCMS
6:30 pm.
BCHS: Fastpitch (H) 6:30 pm. Dra-
ma presentation, Aud. 7:00 pm.
Baseball tournament @ FC (TBA).
KIS: Book fair. 4th grade field trip
to St. Augustine. Family reading
night. WES: Fundraiser ends. PK/K:


Hwy. 121 to

begin Monday

Resurfacing of SR 121 north
from US 90 in Macclenny to
the Florida-Georgia state line is
expected to begin on Monday,
March 19. The project has been
ongoing for over a month with
drainage and sidewalk modifica-
tions and replacements.
Anderson Columbia will re-
move existing pavement and
replace it with two layers of as-
phalt along the five-mile stretch.
Traffic will be limited to single
lanes in the immediate vicinity
of the scraping and paving, start-
ing at 8:30 in the morning.
Florida Department of Trans-
portation spokeswoman Monica
Reifeiss said the contractor has
until summer to finish the $3.4
million project on schedule.
The state scheduled two oth-
er repaving projects for 2007:
Interstate 10 from US 90 west
at Sanderson to the Columbia
County line at a cost of $9.33
million,'and CR 23B north of
Macclenny from CR 23A to SR
121 at $194,000.

Garden clinics
at two locations
Take advantage of two sched-
uled plant and gardening clinics
coming up the next two week-
Baker County master gar-
deners will be on hand at the
Wal-Mart garden section this
Saturday, March 17 from 10:00
am-noon to answer your ques-
tions about gardening, plants and
the master gardener program.
The following Saturday, March
24, the program moves to Hagan
Ace Hardware, also in Macclen-
The extension service also of-
fers publications on gardening at
both events.

Clothing drive
Crusaders for Christ of
Sanderson will be giving away
clothes to anyone in need Sat-
urday, March 17 from 9:00 am-
2:00 pm at the church located
at 13996 Toney Givens Road in

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East Tower camp
Due to recent loss of per-
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to maintain the water and rest
room facilities at East Tower
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plagued with vandalism and that
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GOP meeting
The monthly meeting of the
Baker County Republican Party
will begin at 7:00 pm on Thurs-
day, March 22 at the Republican
headquarters, 24 South College
St. in Macclenny.
All local Republicans are in-
vited to attend. For more infor-
mation, call Jolene Marshall at


Dems to meet
The Democratic Party of Bak-
er County will hold its monthly
meeting on March 20 at 7:00 pm
at the home of Anita Gerson at
152 College St. in Macclenny.
Look for signs on the comer of
College and Mclver.
Anyone interested in working
with the party is encouraged to

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Dexter Foster

Baby brother was

born February 12
Robbie, Stephanie, Lani &
Gavan Foster of Glen are happy
to announce the birth of their
newest addition, Dexter 'Case'
Case was born February 12,
2007 at Baptist Medical Center.
He weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces
and was 20 inches long.
Proud grandparents are Dick-
ie and Debbie Foster of Glen,
Sandy and J.C. Lauramore of
Macclenny and RoAnn and
Vickie Padgett of Glen.

Landon Kinard

Brother is born
Peyton Lewis would like to
announce the birth of his broth-
er, Landon Kyler 'Seab' Kinard.
Seab was born on February 20,
2007 at Memorial Hospital in
Jacksonville and weighed 9
pounds 5 ounces and was 20/4
inches long. Proud parents are
Brandy Wilkerson and Mike Ki-
nard of Macclenny.
Grandparents are Brenda and
Tony Thomas, Terri and Tommy
Rhoden, and Mike and Tammy
Kinard of Macclenny.

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Holton-Colson to

wedMarch 24th
Phillip and Darlene Chess-
man of Taylor are pleased to an-
nounce the upcoming marriage
of their daughter Tara Holton to
Matthew Colson, both of Mac-
The wedding will be March
24, 2007 at 1:00 pm in Tallahas-
see. Friends and family are in-
vited to attend.
The couple will honeymoon
in Orlando, and then reside in

Ms. Campbell & Mr. Reimer


to wed March 17
" Glen and Dee Jones of Jack-
sbnville and Jerry and Clara Re-
imer of Macclenny are happy
to announce the engagement of
their children, Michelle Camp-
bell and Jerome Reimer.
The wedding will be March
17, 2007 at 3:00 pm at Christian
Fellowship Temple.

Happy 5th Birthday
Happy 2nd Birthday

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Pam Tebow

Saturday, March 24th
9:00 am 12:00 noon

We will be celebrating our past, present and future
Come ready to chat, eat, laugh and enjoy
the speaking of Mrs. Pam Tebow.

Tickets are $5.
Deadline is Sunday, March 18.

For more information or tickets
please contact the
church office at 259-6977 or
Kambrell Richardson at 338-6104.

Mason Eldridge

Mason Eldridge

born Feb. 15th
Jack and Kerry (Yarborough)
Eldridge and their son Jackson
of Montverde, Florida are proud
to announce the birth of Mason
Brodie Eldridge on February
15 at Winnie Palmer Hospital
in Orlando. Mason weighed 7
pounds 12 ounces andwas 20
inches long.
Proud grandparents are Mike
and Ann Yarborough of Mac-
clenny and Dr. and Mrs. Ra-
mon Eldridge of Louisville,
Kentucky. Great grandparents
are Marjorie Sharp of Daytona
Beach and Ann McGlashan of

Mrs. Smith and Mr. Minerva

Married in Bartow
Mrs. Jo Anne Smith of Mac-
clenny and Mr. Michael J. Mi-
nerva of Tallahassee were mar-
ried on March 3, 2007. They
were married by Judge John
Stargel at the Old Polk County
Courthouse in Bartow, Florida.


Ms. Patrick & Mr. Waters

To wed March 17th
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Ray Pat-
rick of Bolton, NC and James
Waters of Jacksonville and Rita
Waters of Provo, Utah request
the honor of your presence at the
marriage of their children Kate
Allison Patrick and Jean-David
Waters, both of Provo on Satur-
day, March 17, 2007 at 2:00 pm
at Mt. Sinai Holiness Church in
Bolton, NC.

Fund raiser for

the BCMS band
The Baker County Middle
School Band is holding a yard-
sale and bake sale fund raiser on
Saturday, March 31 from 8:00 am
to 1:00 pm behind the band room
on South Blvd. in Macclenny.
The band is raising money
for needed instruments and stor-
age equipment. If you would like
to donate any yard sale items or
homemade baked goods for the
sale, please call the BCMS Band
Room at (904) 259-6492 or (904)
335-0996, email at WDMcClen-
don@aol.com, or visit the website
at http://www.bcmsband.com.

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Manley Birks, 80,

service March 31
Manley J. Birks, 80, died'
February 27 at Park Ridge
Nursing Home in Jacksonville.
He was born January 10, 1927
to R. Clay and Garphelia Birks
in Logan, Iowa and gradu-
ated from Logan High School
in 1944. Mr. Birks also gradu-
ated as a machine specialist
from Hawkeye Technology in
Waterloo, Ia in 1969.
He married Susanna Vren-
denburgh at the RLDS Church
in Pisgah, Ia. on June 6, 1948.
Mr. Birks was a member of
Community Christ Church, St.
Luke's Metropolitan Community
Church, Independent Order of
Foresters, Logan Alumni and
PFLAG. He retired as a water
plant operator for the City of
Missouri Valley, Ia.
He is survived by his wife
Susanna (Sue) of Glen St. Mary;
son M. Clay Birks, partner Carl
Moser of Jacksonville; sister
Rosalie (William) Probasco of
Woodbine, Ia.; brother Eugene
(Sharal) Birks of Kalispell,
Mont., sister-in-law Murial
Birks of Sioux City, la.; grand-
children Alan and Candy Birks,
Amanda Couiro' : great-grand-
children James and Tina Conroy
of Independence, Mo.; many
extended family members. His
parents and brother James prede-
ceased him.
A memorial and a celebration
of Mr. Birks' life will be held
March 31 at St. Lukes at 1140
McDuff in Jacksonville, followed
by a covered dish meal, music
and dancing. In lieu of flowers,
there will be a gold engraved
leaf put on Tree of Life, or
send donations c/o PFLAG of
In-Loving Memory
Clarence Bennett, Jr.
We miss you & we love.you very

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Adeline Cornealy

ofMiddleburg dies
Adeline Williams Cornealy,
87, of Middleburg died Saturday,
March 10 at Orange Park
Medical Center following an
extended illness. She was born
in Taylor, the daughter of the late
L.L. Williams and Opie Rewis
Williams. She was a homemaker
and member of the Orange Cove
Seventh Day Adventist Church
in Orange Park.
Survivors include her hus-
band Walter I. Cornealy;
daughters Rhoda Holt (Al)
of Jacksonville and Janice
Brummett of Spartanburg, SC;
sons Carl Cornealy (Michele)
and Max Walker (Ruth), both
of Jacksonville; sister Reather
Combs of Taylor; two grand-
children and three great-grand-
The funeral service was con-
ducted on Wednesday, March 14
in the chapel of Guerry Funeral
Home with Pastor Andre' Van
Heedren of the Orange Cove
Seventh Day Adventist Church
officiating. Interment was in
Taylor Cemetery.

Nadine Ellis, 75,

graveside service
Nadine Tindell Ellis, 75, of
Jacksonville died March 10,
2007 following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Ellis was born January 6,
1932, the daughter of the late
James Tindell and the former
Dolly Sorrells.
Survivors include sons
Ronald Ellis (Pam) and Randy
Ellis (Sandy); daughter Dawn
Ellis; brothers Dirl Tindell
(Beverly), Delmar (Skip) and
John Harrison; grandchildren
Carrie Graham (Scott), Casey
Andrews (Eric), Craig, Ashley
and Andrew Ellis; great-grand-
child Carolyn Graham.
The graveside service was
held Wednesday, March 14,
2007 in Riverside Memorial
Park with Rev. Chris Drum offi-
ciating. Arrangements under
the direction of R.V. Prestwood
L.F.D. in Baldwin.

Every Monday 8:00 pm
Macclenny Church of Christ
5th and Minnesota
Open tofriends &'
family members ofalcoholics.

First United


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

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Larry Givens was

Keller Highgrad
Larry Givens of Margaretta
died March 1, 2007. He was
born oh October 21, 1951 in
Baker County. He received his
in the pub- ,
lic schools
of Baker ( .
County, ,
graduat- .
ing from
Keller High
School in
1969. Larry
served his
country in
the U.S.
Army and Mr. Givens
was honorably discharged.
Survivors include his wife
Loretta of Margaretta; children
Catrena, Reginald, Dashann,
Nakisha and Alesha; brothers
Melvin (Hela Jean), Russell and
Alfonzo, all of Margaretta and
Nathaniel of Sanderson; grand-
children JaQuan Paige, Camron
Smith, Reginald, Ragene,
Ronicka and Catesha Givens;
mother & father-in-law Minnie
& Johnnie Givens; aunts, niec-
es, nephews, sister and brother-
in-laws, cousins, other relatives
and friends.
The funeral service was held
Saturday, March 10 at New
Jerusalem Church of God in
Christ in Margaretta with Pastor
Japan Ruise officiating. Cooper
Funeral Home in Lake City was
in charge of arrangements.

NaomiHylton, 87

dies on March 7th
Naomi Hylton, 87, of Gaines-
ville died Wednesday, March 7
at the North Florida Regional
Hospital in Gainesville follow-
ing a long illness. She was a
native of Bryson City, NC and
had lived in Macclenny before
moving to Gainesville.
Survivors include daughter
Kathy Mehl of Gainesville and
son Donny Hylton of Ringgold,
Mrs. Hylton was received by
Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral
Home in South Hill, Va. for
;utneral 'serVices aiid burial.
Guerry Funeral Home was in
charge of local arrangements.

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Inez Harris dies

at her residence
Inez Burnsed Harris, 81, of
Lake City died unexpectedly
Sunday evening, March 4, 2007
at her residence. Mrs. Harris
was born in Baker County on
November 26, 1925 to Adolphus
& Nellie Reynolds Burnsed.
She had been a resident of Lake
City for the past 60 years hav-
ing moved there from Baker
County. Mrs. Harris worked as a
dietician at Lake Shore Hospital
and the Tanglewood Nursing
Home for many years prior to
retiring. Mrs. Harris was a mem-
ber of the Order of the Eastern
Star in Wellborn, Florida,
Grace Chapter #8, the Corinth
Cemetery Association and the
Pine Grove Baptist Church.
Mrs. Harris enjoyed racing and
enjoyed many years of fun and
entertainment at "Strozier's" on
the Santa Fe River. Mrs. Harris
was preceded in death by her
husband, Lonnie Harris; son
Scottie Harris; and great-grand-
daughter, Kalyn Harris.
Survivors include son Ronald
L. "Ronnie" Harris (Tina) of
Lake City; stepson C.W. Harris
of Charleston, SC; grandchildren
Chris "Hammy" Harris (Tasha)
and Kim Slanker (Brian) all of
Lake City and Hunter Harris of
White Springs; great-grandchil-
dren Caleb Harris, Seth Slanker,
and Lindsey Slanker; step-
grandchildren, Emily and Jacob
Bermudez; special friends Pat
Miller & Bertha Sims; numer-
ous nieces, nephews and other
family members and friends.
The funeral service was con-
ducted at 2:00 pm Wednesday,
March 7, 2007, in the Pine
Grove Baptist Church with
Pastor James Roberts officiat-
ing, assisted by Dr. Rodney
Baker. Interment followed in
the Corinth Church Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the
direction of the Dees-Parrish
Family Funeral Home, Lake


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Lois Lee Milton

service March 9th
Lois Lee Milton, 81, of Glen
St. Mary died Tuesday March
6, 2007 at Frank Wells Nursing
Home. She was born March 12,
1925 in Florence, SC to the late
Hartford Richardson and Hattie
Poe Thomason Barnes. She
moved to Macclenny in 1947
when she met her late husband
of 38 years John Edward Milton,
Sr. She was a homemaker and
took art classes from Gene
Barber for 15 years. She was a
seamstress, caterer and was one
of the county's most sought after
wedding cake decorators. She
was a member of First Baptist
Church of Glen.
Survivors include her chil-
dren Joyce Riffe (Clark) of
Ponte Vedra Beach, Theresa
Ferry (Dicky) of Macclenny,
Paula Nettles (Jerry) of Lake
City, and John E. Milton, Jr.
(Dayle) of Glen St. Mary; grand-
children Karen McCollum,
Richard Ferry, LeAnn Davis,
Madeline Nettles, Anna Dayle
Milton, John G. Milton, John
D. Milton and John W. Milton;
great-grandchildren Noah and
Grayson McCollum, Peyton and
Parker Ferry.
The funeral service was held
Friday March 9, 2007 at Raiford
Road Church with Pastor
John A. Raulerson officiating.
Interment was in Woodlawn
Cemetery. Memorials may be
made to First Coast Women's
Services in her name, 11215
San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville,
Fl. 32223. Arrangements were
under the direction of V. Todd
Ferreira Funeral Services.

Thank you
The family of the late Larry
Givens would like to thank our
friends and community for the
food, flowers and prayers during
the loss of our loved one.
Thanks to the staff of the Mal-
colm Randall V.A. and the Coo-
per staff.

Methodist Church
121 North t 259-4461
\lacclennv, FL
Pastor Tim Cheshire
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Servi;e 7:00 pm


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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



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

Tim Thomas


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Common Ground Sunday 11:00 am r
Common Ground Wed. (Teens) 7:00 pm
God Kids Sunday 11:00 am
God Kids Wednesday 7:00 pm Youth Pastor
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David Thomas

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Sunday Morning Worship
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First Baptist Church
"A Beacon to Sunday School 9:45 AM
,Baker C,'n.:r" Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 AM
S Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 PM
-" Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM
Dr. Walter Bennett, Interim Sr. Pastor
B -. Perry Hays, Associate Pastor

Anna Thornton

rites in Bryceville
Anna Joyce Morris-Thomton,
59, of O'Brien died March 8,
2007 at her home. Mrs. Thornton
was bor in Marianne, FL on
April 11, 1947, the daughter
of Sam Morris and the former
Annie Ruth Mayo.
Survivors include her hus-
band. of 42 years Willard D.
Thornton; son Christopher
Thornton (Jennifer); daughter
Cyndi Thornton; grandchildren
Joshua, Christal and Zachary
Thornton; brother Duglas Morris
Serving as pallbearers were
David Ellis, Jim Thornton Jr.,
Mike Femoyer, Jimmy Bennett,
Robert Morris and William
The funeral service was
held Tuesday, March 13, 2007
at the First Baptist Church of
Bryceville with pastors Larry
Sweat and Joe Rountree officiat-
ing. Interment followed at South
'Prong Cemetery in Sanderson.
Arrangements were under the
direction of R.V. Prestwood
L.F.D. in Baldwin.

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Mabel Walker, 84,

foodservice retiree
Mabel Starling Walker, 84,
of Ocala died Tuesday, March
6, 2007. She was born in Glen
St. Mary on January 19, 1923 to
James and Mary Griffis Starling.
Mabel was a devoted wife, mom
and grandmother. Mabel retired
from the Marion County school
system food services division.
She was predeceased in death
by a daughter Elizabeth Walker;
son Murdlin Walker; husband
Fred Walker; brothers Ira, El-
lery, Elvan and Earl Starling;
s'IpdalI:lIhcr Kathy Rollings.
Survivors include daughters
Eula Lee Harward (Walker) of
Ocala and Mary Ann Garrity
of Charleston, SC; sons James
Don, Fred Nolen and Andy
Rudy Walker, all of Ocala; sis-
ters lNM\ rle Groves and Eleanor
Lyons, both of Macclenny and
Nadine Thorton of Starke; 15
grandchildren; 24 great-grand-
children and five great-great-
grandchildren; significant com-
panion J.T. Rollings of Ocala;
stepson Ernie Rollings of Ala.
The funeral service was held
Saturday, March 9, 2007 at
the Candler Baptist Church in
Ocala. Graveside service fol-
lowed at Fellowship Baptist
Church Cemetery. Donations
in lieu of flowers can be made
to the charity of your choice
in memory of Mabel. Roberts
Funeral Home of Ocala was in
charge of arrangements.

Happy Birthday

We have your memories,
You have our hearts.
We love & miss you
Today, tomorrow & forever.

In Memory
A.D. (Buckey)
Van Doren

Nine years later we still miss hearing
your voice and seeing your smile,
Sitting with you and talking a while.
Just being together in work and play,
Would be our greatest wish today.
So we pray, God, take this message
please, to Buckey up above.
Tell him we still miss him
And give him all our love.

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Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Wirhbip 11:00 a.m.
Wed. Night Bible Study 7:110 pm.
Every4' Sunday Nght ice 7:0l p.m.

Sf'idell 1 Il'illianis -Pastor //

First Baptist Church

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

Michael Lovett, 58, dies in accident; Thanks for interest

was musician and decorated Marine
Michael Robin Lovett, 58, of Glen St. Mary dies Monday, March
12, 2007 in an automobile accident. Robin was born and raised in
Jacksonville and he was an avid surfer and musician from an early
age. Following his 1966 graduation from Ribault High School, Robin
joined the USMC where he proudly served in Company B, 2nd Re-
con Battalion, Special Forces in Vietnam. For
his brave service in the Battle of Khe Sanh,
Robin earned a Purple -~- Heart and the presti-
gious Cross of Gallantry, along with numerous
other military decora- j tions.
Robin was proud 7 to have worked his
entire life exclusively as a professional musi-
cian. His musical career began at age 14 when
his band, Robin & the i Counts, performed
onstage behind the Biff .. Burger on the comer
of Soutel and Harbor- view in Jacksonville.
After returning from Vietnam, Robin
formed the local bands S West and Strawberry
Fair. With his brother Mr. Lovett Terry, Robin and
Strawberry Fair toured up the east coast to
New Hampshire, where they eventually settled and evolved into the
band Fair Exchange. Fair Exchange was followed by The Lovett
Brothers Band, an immensely popular band which toured New Eng-
land for several years. Robin and Terry broke off to form the acous-
tic/electric duo, then trio, The Lovett Brothers, with the addition of
younger brother Marvin. When his brothers returned to Florida 1983,
Robin performed as Manchester New Hampshire's favorite solo act
for the next twenty years. During that time, Robin also formed the
legendary BTC Jam Band, which played every Tuesday night at the
Boston Trading Company for the better part of a decade. From 2000 to
2003, Robin played lead guitar and vocals with the ever-popular Grin-
ning Lizards band, capping off his 20 year Northeastern tour.
Robin's epic journey came full circle when he returned to his child-
hood home of Florida to be with his mother, his close-knit family, and
the beaches that he loved. Robin's kind soul and joyous spirit were
cherished during his lifetime and will be tremendously missed by
those fortunate enough to have been touched by his love.
Survivors include his wife Michelle Lovett of Glen St. Mary; moth-
er Linteen Daymon of Jacksonville; children David Lovett of Jack-
sonville Beach, Christopher Lovett and Ryan Lovett, both of New
Hampshire, Joshua Lovett, Zachary Maynard, Cheyenne Regnier and
Jesse Regnier, all of Glen St. Mary; brothers Terrell (Michelle) Lovett
of Palm Harbor, Marvin Lovett of Clearwater and Madison Lovett of
Vero Beach; sisters Sharon (Dave) Westcott of Macclenny and Linda
Sorrentino of Mass, and grandson Alexander Lovett.
The funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2007 at
2:00 pm in the chapel at Ferreira Funeral Services with Pastor Jim
Clendenen of Biltmore Baptist Church, Jacksonville officiating. Ar-
rangements are under the direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Ser-

welcomes pastor
First Baptist Church of Glen
would like to invite you and your
family to meet their new Senior
Pastor, Dr. Randy Williams.
There will be a breakfast brunch
in the Christian Life Center on
Sunday morning. March 18,at
9:00 am.

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







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Thanks for your interest and
show of support for the upcoming
Emancipation Proclamation activ-
ities. Bro. Phil Jefferson will chair
the committee. Members will be
assigned specific duties.
Churches will receive letters in
addition to phone contacts from
Mr. Jefferson. The next meeting
is scheduled for Monday, March
19, 2007 at 7:00 pm at the Senior
Citizens' building in Sanderson.

Gospel muscial
Emmanuel Church of God
in Christ and Elder Joe Nathan
Ruise invite you to join them for
their annul gospel musical on
March 24 and April 2 at 7:30 pm.
Emmanuel COGIC is located at
450 S. 8th Street, Macclenny.

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Since 1929

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

The Town of Glen St. Mary is considering applying to the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for a Small Cities
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) of up to $600,000.00. These funds must be used for one of the following
1. To benefit low and moderate-income persons; or
2. To aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight; or
. 3. To meet other community development needs of recent origin having a particular urgency because existing conditions
pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community and where other financial resources are not
available to meet such needs.

The categories of activities for which these funds may be used are in the areas of housing, neighborhood revitalization, commercial
revitalization, or economic development and include such improvement activities as acquisition of real property, loans to private-
for-profit business, purchase of machinery and equipment, construction of infrastructure, rehabilitation of houses and commercial
buildings, and energy conservation. Additional information regarding the range of activities that may be undertaken Will be provided
at the public hearing.

For each activity that is proposed, at least 51% of the funds must benefit low and moderate-income persons.

In developing an application for submission to DCA,.the town of Glen St. Mary must plan to minimize displacement of persons as a
result of planned CDBG activities. In addition, the town of Glen St. Mary is required to develop a plan to assist displaced persons.

The public hearing to receive citizen views concerning the community's economic and community development peeds will be
held at the Glen St Mary Town Hall, 10046 S. Glen Ave., Glen St. Mary, on Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at 7 pm. For information
concerning the public hearing, contact Mayor Juanice Padgett at (904) 259-3777.

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 Mayor Juanice Padgett at (904) 259-3777 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 Mayor Juanice Padgett 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 Mayor Juanice Padgett at least five calendar days prior to the meeting.


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Item #3 Wood Lathe; BCSB Property #
Minimum Bid: N/A
Terms: Item 1 (drill press); Item 2 (planer) and
Item 3 (wood lathe) for sale by sealed bids.
The items may be viewed on March 22,
2007, between 2:00-3:00 P.M., building
3, room 322,/Baker County High School.
Highest bidder for each item will be noti-
fied to pick up equipment within five (5)
working days. If questions, call Dr. Garlon
Webb, 259-0406. Payment in full is due
within ten (10) calendar days of the School
Board meeting award date, which is tenta-
tively scheduled for April 23, 2007.
Public Bid Opening:
The Baker County School Board Distance Learning
Lab, 392 South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Florida,
April 4,2007. Bids received later than 2:00 P.M.
will not be opened.
The Baker County School Board reserves the right
to accept or reject any and all bids received.
All bids are to be received not later than bid open-
ing date and time. All bids are to be received in a
sealed envelope, marked Bid No. VOC 27-008.
Item #1 -Drill Press, BCSB Property # 8586
Item #2 Planer, BCSB Property #.8585
Item #3 Wood Lathe, BCSB Property # 8587
and addressed to: Cathy B. Golon, Director of
Purchasing, Baker County School Board, 392
South Boulevard Eapt, Macclenny, Florida, 32063.
For questions concerning specific terms and condi-
tions, contact Cathy Golon directly, at (904) 259-

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premises at 305 East Florida Avenue, Macclenny,
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am on the following units:
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The company reserves the right to reject any bid
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CASE NO: 02-2007-CP-0010

IN RE: The Estate of:
Randolph Carson Rhoden
(One PR)
The administration of the estate of Randolph
Carson Rhoden, deceased, File Number 02-2007-
CP-0010, is pending in the Probate Court, Baker
County, Florida, the address of which is: 339 East
Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, FL 32063
The names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All interested persons are notified that:
All persons on whom this notice is served,
who have objections that challenge the validity of
the will, the qualifications of the personal repre-
sentative, venue, or jurisdiction of this court, are
required to file their objections with this court,
Within the later of three months after the date of
the first publication of this notice or thirty days
after the date of service of a copy of this notice
on them.
All creditors of the decedent, and other
persons having claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, on whom a copy of this notice
is served, within three months after the date of
the first publication of this notice, must file their
claims with this court, within the later of three
months after the date of the first publication of this
notice or thirty days after the date of service of a
copy of this notice on them.
All other creditors of the decedent, and per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate, must file their claims with this court within
three months after the date of the first publication
of this notice.
All claims and objections not so filed will be for-
ever barred.
The date of the first publication of this notice is
March 8, 2007.
Kathy Box
Personal Representative
Frank E. Maloney, Jr. Esquire .
Attorney for Personal Representative
445 East Macclenny Avenue
Macclenny, FL 32063
(904) 259-3155
Florida Bar No.: 142990
County Board of Commissioners will be holding
a workshop on Thursday, March 15, 2007 at 6:00
pm in the Commission Chambers at 55 North Third
Street, Macclenny, Florida 32063. This meeting
will be in conjunction with the Representatives of
DuPont Mining to discuss mining operations in the
Deerfield Area. The public is invited to attend.

CASE NO.: 02-2007-CP-0012
IN RE: The Estate of:
(One PR)
The administration of the estate of Noah
Romines, Jr., deceased, File Number 02-2007-
CP-0012, is pending in the Probate Court, Baker
County, Florida, the-address of which is: 339 East
Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, FL 32063
The names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
SAll interested persons are notified that:
SAll persons on whom this notice is served,
who have objections that challenge the validity of
the will, the qualifications of the personal repre-
sentative, venue, or jurisdiction of this court, are
required to file their objections with this court,
.within the later of three months after the date of
the first publication of this notice or thirty days
after the date of service of a copy of this notice
on them.
All creditors of the decedent, and other
persons having claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, on whom a copy of this notice
is served, within three months after the date of
the first publication of this notice, must file their
claims with this court, within the later of three
months after the date of the first publication of this
notice or thirty days after the date of service of a
copy of this notice on them.
All other creditors of the decedent, and per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate, must file their claims with this court within
three months after the date of the first publication
of this notice.
All claims and objections not so filed will be for-
ever barred.
The date of the first publication of this notice
is March 8, 2007.
,, Jacqueivn McHaff;e
Pep:or ,l epre :rn iilihje
Frank E. Maloney, Jr., Esquire
Attorney for Personal Representative
445 East Macclenny Avenue
Macclenny, FL 32063
(904) 259-3155
Florida Bar No.: 142990
P.O. BOX 1120, US 90 WEST
GLEN ST. MARY, FL. 32040-1120
Phone (904) 259-4375 FAX (904) 259-6146
The following vehicle will be sold at public
auction March 30, 2007 at 10:00 am, at Higginbo-
tham's Towing & Recovery, US 90 West, Glen St.
Mary, FL. 32040.
1993 Geo Tracker

CASE NO: 2007-CA-03
To: Tessey M. Davis and the unknown spouse of
Tessey M. Davis, whose residence is unknown if
he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead,
the unknown defendants who may be spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, credi-
tors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest
by, through, under or against the Defendants, who
are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties
having or claiming to have any right, title or inter-
est in the property described in the mortgage being
foreclosed herein.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following property:
Lot 15, block Riverview Acres, Baker County, Flor-
ida, as recorded in Plat Book 2, page 71, current
public records of Baker County, Florida. Containing
3.50 acres, more or less.
Together with a 1995 mobile VIN# GAFL-
S35A09805HH21 & GAFLS35B09805HH21
has been filed against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it
on David J. Stern, Esq. Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is 801 S. University Drive #500, Planta-
tion, FL 33324 on or before April 9, 2007 (no later
than 30 days from the date of the first publica-
tion of this notice of action) and file the original
with the clerk of this court either before service
on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the complaint or petition
filed herein.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at
Baker County, Florida, this 8th day of March, 2007.
Al Fraser
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: Jamie Crews
As Deputy Clerk
Law Offices of David J. Stern
Attorney for Plaintiff
801 S. University Drive, Suite 500
Plantation, FL 33324
07-663509 SLS
In accordance with the Americans with Dis-
abilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a
special accommodation should contact Court Ad-
ministration, at the Baker County Courthouse at
1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770, via
Florida Relay Service.


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S sports

Baseball team wins

loss to Palm Coast

The Wildcat baseball team
came up with two big district wins
this past week, defeating Middle-
burg and Suwannee County. The
Cats lost to Palm Coast 4-1, one
of the state's top teams.
The Cats started the week with
a big win 10-2 win over the Mid-
dleburg Broncos. BCHS explod-
ed for 15 hits in the rout that was
sweet revenge for an earlier loss.
Kelly Davis had his most effect
night of this year's campaign with
a double, a home run and 4 RBIs
to lead the Wildcats. Kirk High
crushed a home run that traveled
450 feet in the first inning to jump
start the Wildcats on the road to
Chad Schroeer and Mahlon
Oglesby had two hits and Adam
Lewis continued to hit the ball
well, collecting three hits. Jarrell
Rodgers advanced his mound
record to 4-0, going the distance
and striking out eight batters with
only one walk.
"This was the biggest win
of the year for us, and on top of
that we came out and completely
manhandled a pretty good team,"
said Coach John Staples. "We
have not swung the bats like that
in the last two years, so it's safe to
say it's been a real long time since
that happened."
The Cats played well against
Palm Coast for six innings before

their hosts capitalized on Wildcat
mistakes to take the game. With
the game tied 1-1, the Wildcat
defense let them down and they
committed five errors in the sixth
inning to give Palm Coast the
Dustin Rowe went just over six
innings of strong pitching, strik-
ing out eight. Mahlon Oglesby
and Thomas Ireland had two hits
The Wildcats bounced back
with a 7-2 win over Suwannee
County. The Cats got a strong
outing from Bobby Dugard, who
came back from a rough patch in
the first inning when Suwannee
picked up its two runs, then set-
tled down for six innings of score-
less ball before being relieved by
Ridge Sweat. Dugard struck out
six Bulldogs and was in complete
control after the opening inning.
Lewis had two hits and High
two RBIs to lead the Cats offen-
sively. The win moved BCHS
into sole possession of first place
in the district with a record of 3-
"Our guys hung tough after be-
ing down early against a quality
pitcher," said Staples. "Doogie
dominated their bats all night.
We got the timely hits to go along
with their poor defense to put sev-
en runs on the board."

School records are

broken by

The BCHS Wildcat weightlift-
ing team had a very successful
meet on March 7. The Cat lifters
defeated Keystone Heights and
Mantanzas High School in easy
fashion, capturing two school re-
cords in the process. The Wildcats
scored 57 points to 43 for Key-
stone and 10 for Matanzas. The
win was a good tune up for a very
tough home meet this Thursday
versus Columbia High, Suwan-
nee County and Nease.
Brandon Lucas and Lucious
"Pooh" Lee broke the school re-
cord in the clean and jerk and
bench press respectively. In the
154 class, Lucas hoisted a 255
pound clean and jerk for the
school record. In the 199 class
Lee lifted a 405 bench press and
collected a 670 total in the two
The Wildcats had six first
place finishers in the meet. In the
119 class Ryan Young scored 190
in the bench press and 185 in the
clean and jerk for a 375 total. John
King benched 180 and lifted 210
in the clean for a 405 total.
In the 139 class, Calvin


Hawkins benched 195 and lifted
a 210 clean for a 405 total. Lee
benched 405 and clean and jerked
265 for a 670 total. In the 219
class Thomas Brady had a 325
bench and 275 clean for a 600 to-
tal. Chaz Johns won the 238 class
with a 390 bench and 330 clean
for a 720 total.
Six Cats placed second: Justin
Tran in the 129 class with a 350
total; in the 154 class Brandon
Lucas had a 475 total; Greg Wil-
liams had a 535 total in the 169
class; Shandale Lee had a 525 to-
tal in the 183 class.
In the 219 class Hank Farmer
came up with a 550 total. Lee
Taylor placed second in the
heavyweight division with a 600
The Wildcats will face off
against Columbia High, Nease
and Suwannee on Thursday at 4
pm in the gym.
"This is a very big meet with
some of the best lifters in the area
attending," said Coach Bobby
Johns. "I encourage fans to come
out and see this meet."


Fat Lady: the madness descends

Ah, March Madness.
The college basketball sea-
son is winding to a close and
the brackets are set for the glut
of NCAA games that begin this
Thursday. I love this time of the
year because it is so unpredict-
It's just impossible to predict
who will be the national champs.
Will the Gators repeat or will #1
Ohio State reverse their foot-
ball fortunes with a win? Will
someone come from the pack
to shock the basketball world?
Will another team like last year's
George Mason advance deep
into the field?
It's too early to tell, but cer-
tainly some of those scenarios
should bear fruit. Here are some
of the more interesting match-
V The defending champion
Gators, who stumbled near the
end of the season with 3 losses in
4 games, rebounded in the SEC
tournament with a convincing
win over Arkansas. The Gators

were rewarded with a #1 seed
in the Midwest Regional. That
means they play Jackson State,
the #16 seed.
-v Other top seeds include
UNC, Ohio State and Kansas.
#2 seeds are Wisconsin, George-
town, UCLA and Memphis. The
Bruins were an almost certain #1
seed until a first round exit in the
PAC 10 tournament and a resur-
gent Kansas knocked them out.
Of the #2's, I pick Georgetown
as the spoiler.
Other teams to beware of:
New Mexico State, Vandy, Notre
Dame, Butler and Winthrop. Any
of them could send someone
packing. The New Mexico State/
Texas game should be a barn
burner, and the winner could go
pretty deep into the tournament.
This year's George Mason
could be the Winthrop Eagles.
The tiny school from Rock Hill,
SC has only four losses on the
season and is a disciplined, well
coached bunch. They play in
my pick of the games of the first
weekend. Like Texas and New

Mexico State, whoever comes
out of this game on top could
make it very difficult for their
next opponent.
Overrated teams include Vir-
ginia, Wisconsin and Ohio State.
Teams that worry me in Flori-
da's bracket are Maryland and
Arizona. In UNC's' bracket that
includes Vandy, which proved
it can beat anyone on a given
night, Georgetown and Boston
In Ohio State's bracket I'd
watch out for Memphis and
Louisville because I think one
of those two teams will win this
bracket. In Kansas's bracket,
which looks like the easiest of
the four, it's Southern Illinois or
All this said, what teams make
up my Final Four. Here they are.
Florida, Georgetown, Memphis
and Kansas. Florida and Mem-
phis play for the title.
Now it's time for the games
to start and prove me a complete


Ten errors

cost ladies

two games

The Lady Wildcat softball
struggled last week, losing an
away match to Ridgeview 4-3 and
a home match to Middleburg 7-4.
Errors again proved a key element
as the girls collected 10 miscues
over the two game stretch.
They were particularly im-
portant in the loss to Ridgeview,
where three errors in the first in-
ning put the home team up 3-1.
The Wildcats scored first with
Brittany Hansen singling and
then taking advantage of Rid-
geview mistakes. Hansen made it
to second on an error and third on
a wild pitch before scoring on a
single by Heather North.
Ridgeview got its first run on
a rarely called balk. The umpire
claimed that Cami Craig hesi-
tated in her pitching rotation and
allowed the runner on third to ad-
vance to home.
The Wildcats tied the score in
the top of the fifth inning, and got
their first break when Krista Smith
walked. Leslie Tanner. went in to
run for Smith. It looked as if er-
rors might sink Ridgeview. Kris-
ten Williams reached on an error
and Tanner advanced to third.
Tanner and Williams came home
when Cami Craig tripled.
It was a tense affair for the next
two innings. But Ridgeview fi-
nally got the winner in the bottom
of the seventh inning. Their left
fielder doubled and then crossed
the bag on a double by the pitch-
Craig's triple was the offen-
sive highlight for BCHS. Hansen
went 2-4, Ashley Holton 2-3 and
Heather High 1-3 on the night.
Middleburg got an early lead
and held on to it for a 7-4 win.
The Broncos went up 3-0 in the
first inning and then picked up a
fourth run in the their half of the
BCHS got a run back in the
bottom of the second when lead-
off batter Hansen singled. She ad-
vanced to second when Wilkinson
singled. Heather High reached on
a two base error that advanced
Hansen and Wilkinson. Caitlin
Griffis grounded out to bring in
Hansen for the Cats' first score.
Middleburg scored two in the
third and one in the fourth to wrap
up their scoring.
The Lady Cats rallied in the
sixth inning scoring a trio of runs.
Griffis reached with two outs
when the Bronco catcher dropped
the third strike and it rolled be-
hind her. Williams reached on a
two base error. Jessi Nunn singled
and brought Griffis home.
Williams and Nunn scored on
a two-base error that sent Tiffany
Smith to second base. But the
rally was snuffed on a Holton fly
Neither team put a player
across the plate in the seventh in-
ning and Middleburg went home
with the win.
Williams, Holton and Han-
sen went 2-4 that night. Nunn,
Wilkinson and Griffis went 1-3.
The Lady Cats will travel to Live
Oak on Thursday for a 6:00 pm
game and will host Hilliard at
5:00 pm on Friday at the softball

The BCHS boys' tennis team
defeated Yulee by the score of 7-0
on March 6 with three of the wins
coming by forfeit. The win gave
the Wildcats a season-long sweep
of Yulee: The girls were defeated
by Yulee the same day by the
score 4-3, with two of Yulee's
wins coming via forfeit.
In singles,#1'seed Micah Cran-
ford (8-3), #2 seed Dylan Gerard
(8-2), and #3 seed Lew Boyette
(8-3) won in easy fashion; #4
seed Spencer Gerard and #5 seed
Matt Davis won by forfeit.
The second seed doubles tan-
dem of Lew Boyette and Matt
Davis won their match in a forfeit.
First seed doubles tandem Micah
Cranford and Jason Roberts won
their match 8-6.
On the girls end, #1 seed Shea
Raulerson wonher match 8-5 and
atoned for an earlier loss to Yu-
lee. Second seed Alex Gotay won
her match 8-2 and continues her
strong play. Third seed Bethany
Belleville did not play due to an

ankle injury. Fourth seed Carissa
Ward lost 8-0 in her match.
"This is Carissa's first ever time
playing tennis and she has come
a long way from the first day she
picked up a racquet," said Coach
Chris Armoreda. "She continues
to improve everyday."
The Cats faced their toughest
foe of the year on March 8 when
they traveled to Jacksonville to
take on Bishop Kenny. Along
with Bolles, Kenny is the best
team in the district and one of the
best in the state. The boys gave a
good accounting of themselves
with some tough matches, but
Kenney won 7-0.
"Kenny was expecting us to
be intimidated and just fold under
the pressure. I challenged both
squads. I asked them, 'do you
,w,agnt Bishop Kenny's, respect or
their pity?' I told them to lettheir
play dictate their fate."
First seed Micah Cranford lost
8-4 in a tight match. Second seed
Lew Boyette lost 8-2 and #3 seed

Matt Davis lost 8-0. Fourth seed
Jason Roberts lost 8-1 and #5
seed BJ Corn lost 8-1. Both dou-
ble teams fell with #1 seed Micah
Cranford and Jason Roberts los-
ing 8-4 and # 2 seed Lew Boyette
and Matt Davis defeated 8-3.
The girls snatched a win from
the Crusaders as Shea Raulerson
and Alex Gotay took the num-
ber 1 doubles match 8-6. Kenny
was dominating in most singles

matches,however and came away
with a 7-1 win.
Raulerson lost 8-5 in a. hard-
fought singles match. Gotay fell
8-0, as did Belleville and Ward.
The highlight for BCHS was the
doubles win of Raulerson and Go-
tay and the number two doubles
match with Belleville and Ward
was also competitive with Bishop
Kennm w inning 8-3.
The netters face Union County
at 3:30 on Thursday and on Fri-
day will host Columbia High at
3:30 at the BCHS courts.

Strong invitational showing for both

track teams in tri-meet last Saturday

The BCHS track team had a
good showing in the Hamilton
County Invitational in Jasper
on Saturday. The Cats went up
against tough teams from Ham-
ilton, Jefferson, Perry, Suwannee
and Madison Counties as well as
Fort White High School.
"We wanted to see how well
our athletes compete against some
quality schools in a setting similar
to our district meet," said Coach
Charles Ruise.
Kyle Wray placed first in the
800 meters. Wray, Allan Luffman,
Corey Cavanaugh and Luke Ken-
nedy finished second in the 800
relay. Kennedy placed 3rd in the
1600 meters. Guadalope Campos,
Cassie Register, Harold Moore,
Luffman, Young, Matt Peebles
and Cavanaugh all received rib-
"Coach Lee and I feel like

Sunday, March 25
2-4:oo pm
Mini & Tiny
April 3-4, lo-11
Tinys (5 & under) 4:30 pm
Minis (8 & under) 5:30 pm
Tryouts April 13
Youth, Junior & Senior
April 23, 25, 27
April 23 5:30-7:30 pm
April 25 4:00 6:00 pm
April 27 4:00 6:oo pm
Tryouts April 28

our goals were met," said Ruise.
"Both the girls' and boys' track
teams gained valuable experience
that will give the athletes an edge
going into the district meet.
The boys' team placed second
and the girls 3rd on Tuesday in
a tri-meet with Yulee and West
Matt Peebles and Calvin
Hawkins tied for first in the high
jump. Kennedy placed 1st in the
1600 meters with a 5:19 time.
Harold Moore, Tommy Moore,
Kyle Stone and Shondale Lee
won the 4 X 100 relay in 46.34.
Wil Fletcher won the 400 meters
in 58.40 and Wray won the 800
meters. Cavanaugh finished sec-
Thomas Braddy placed second
and Lucious Lee third in the shot
put. Kendra Russell won the shot
put for the girls and placed third in

the discus. Campos placed third in
the 800 meters. Sylvia Sotomayer
placed fourth and Kelsey Dudley
fifth in the race.
The Cats had a rougher time
against Madison, Hamilton and
Fort White last week with a third
place finish. The girls finished
Wray won the 800 with Ca-
vanaugh placing third and Ryan
Young second in the 400 meters
after winning his heat. Kennedy
won the 1600 andLuffman placed
fourth. Braddy placed fourth in
the shot put.
Russell won the shot put with
a throw of 29.11 and also took the
discus with a throw of 63.10.
The boys' record stands at 1-2
and the girls at 0-3. The next meet
is March 22 at Hamilton County
in Jasper.

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Forfeits help Cats shut out Yulee 7-0,

cost girls' team matches in 4-3 defeat


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259-4140. 12/9tfc
Bassett floral design couch & loveseat,
$200; kitchen table with 4 chairs $50.
259-8741. 3/15p
Bed, beautiful temp-pedic memory
foam mattress & boxsprings, new in
plastic, with warranty, retail $950, must
sell $379, can deliver. 904-858-9350.
2005 Suzuki RMZ450, good condition,
50 hours, stock engine & suspension,
good plastic, graphics, $3900 OBO.
Must sell make offer. cr220mxracer@
nefcom.net. 904-626-6343. 3/15p
Dining room set, formal living room
set, dinette set, tanning bed, all in ex-
cellent condition. Call for appointment
904-591-2672. 3/8p
Leather couches, cream colored, dual
recliners, good shape, $500 for both.
259-5217. 3/15p
Luxury queen pillowtop, in plastic,
$199. 904-398-5200. 11/2tfc

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.
Solid wood cherry sleigh bed with mat-
tress & boxsprings, retail $950, sac-
rifice for $395, can deliver. 904-858-
9350. 11/2tfc
Good used appliances. 90 day money
back guarantee. 266-4717.7/13-3/29p
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
canvases, drawing pads and much
more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
Street, 259-3737. tfc
Table w/six chairs, natural wood color,
fold under leaf, new condition, $400.
259-5217. 3/15p
Antique breakfront buffet, breakfront
china cabinet, buffet, all mahogany, can
be seen at Southern Charm. 259-4140.
Dining room table, medium oak, four
standard chairs, pedestal style, $500.
259-5217. 3/15p
King pillowtop, new with warranty,
$289, can deliver. 904-391-0015.
Four 35x12.50 Pro-Comp mud tires on
Chevy 6-lug wheels, very good condi-
tion, first $300. Roger 382-5049.3/15c
Nice wicker set, highback chairs, $75.
259-9128. 3/15c

1997 Saturn SL2, 4 door, cold A/C,
standard, adult owned,. extra clean,
$2500 OBO. 259-9621. 3/8-15p

1992 Nissan Stanza, 4 door, auto
A/C, $1200 OBO; Nissan 200SX,
door, cold A/C, sunroof, great m
$800. 591-2916.
1991 Buick Regal Grand Sport,a
50,000 miles on engine and tra
sion, blue, $1800. 904-571-0913

1991 Ford Taurus "SHO" edition, 5
speed, 4 door, new tires, new radiator
& hoses, newly rebuilt transmission,
runs good. Cheap, reliable transporta-
tion. 653-1058. 3/15p
1995 Dodge Ram, loaded, V8, A/C, 5
speed, tilt; cruise control, 150k miles,
$3700. 653-1078. 3/15-22p
Dodge Ram 250 van, 41k miles, $3200;
1992 Cadillac Seville, loaded, $1500
OBO. 259-6799. 3/15p

Childcare in my home, Monday-Fri-
day, 6:00 am-6:00 pm, close to schools,
positive environment. 259-2917.
Top money paid for junk and vehicles.
259-4952 or 904-222-4535 cell.
Gwen's Handyman Services. Car-
pentry work, repairs, painting, gen-
eral maintenance. Free estimates. 259-
9128. 3/15c

Childcare in my home. 5 years experi-
ence. CPR and first aid certified. Loving
Christian atmosphere. For more infor-
mation, call Denese Cain at 275-2411.
Now accepting antique furniture on
consignment. Pieces have to be in good
condition. Call Karin at Southern Charm
259-4140. 2/13tfc
Gwen's Housecleaning Service. Need
a reliable, trustworthy person? Free es-
timates. 259-9128. 3/1 Oc
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
16 year old hunter/jumper, large Pony
mare, 14.2 hands, extensive show ex-
perience, has done lessons, has gone
to 4H state for 3 years and won Pony
mare two years, $3000; 9 year Buck-
skin mare, loads, clips, bathes, good
on trail, $2000. 904-819-9346 kilken-
nydale@earthlink.net. 3/8p
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
and parades, up-to-date on shots, cog-
gins & teeth, 14 hands, great with kids
and bomb proof, $2500. 259-3794.

A/C, 2 Found: Set of Chrysler and Dodge
mileage, keys found at yard sale held at 6373 E.
3/15cI ,,, Thomas CijcJr, i gatTlrdqy., P ease,,call
around 259-5427. ..
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i 799 S. 6th St., Ma
New home on Jonathan St. 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- Tn 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, 1/2 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 t 1296 SF 3 BR, 2 BA MH on
2.73 acres. Shed with I ng area. Near Ocean Pond in
Olustee. Needs a little worm 00
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
at $265,000.



Found at 3/10 yard sale Cnryler & Dodge keys. Call
Wednesday. Thursday & Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
9960 S Glen Ave. Hwy 125 S. Grill $30, golf club set
$10. women's clothess & purses kids stuff, etc
Thursday & Friday 8:00 am-?. 7349 W. Madison Ave.

Thursday. Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-3:00 pm
7598 S. Yellow Pine Circle off north end o0 Bob Burnsed Rd in Glen Farmall
Club C Iractor/belly mower. 3500 wan construction grade generator. cedar
wardrobes, older spinel piano, new small wood plant stands. desv. antique
trun, miscellaneous small pieces of furniture, rice old sliced child's chair.
antique copper wash tub, old oak beveled wall mirror. sliding glass doors
some tools clarinet lots of glassware & kitchen items. Some oldl many
lamps, old porcelain able lops, large Syroco wall clock. ool bo'e. many
books, baskets, paintings, pictures and prints, small walnul nlumidor'pipe
holder, salt & pepper shakers e,.erciser, air conditioner 6 CF refrigerator,
costume jewelry, toy box. child's first bed. cheap sewing machine. old Gris-
wold meat grinder Too much to list. Many cheap items. Stop b. y:ou won't
be disappointed. If rain, call 259-4279 to see if open.
Thursday. Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?, Hwy 121 to Estates Rd ineel to
Travelodge). turn riqht on Mulberry. turn rignt on Pine St.. follow signs.
Thursday. Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-1:00 pm. 121 [I To Farley Rd, turn
left. go 3:10 mile to Bob Thrift, lurn right. 3rd driveway on right.
Friday 9:00 am-3:00 pm. 121 N on len. Produced sold daily. Hope to see
Friday 10:00 am-2:00 pm. 7722 Old Nursery Rd. Old nursery Plan.itiion
Hwy 125 S. Girls 2-3T boys 4-5, means large woman medium, lew-lry.
VHS tapes, toys, purses books.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?, 121 N to Eloise St.. then right to 706 NJew-
port St. Lots of baby girl items, lots of everything.
Friday & Saturday 7:00 am-12:30 pm. Wheeler Dr on Lowder lust north of
US 90. Selling everything cheap Plus size clothes, more. 3 families.

Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?. End of Charlie Rowe Dr Big sale.

Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 pm, 3 miles west of Glen on US 90. left on
Gillord Davis Rd, left after RR to 9276 Noah David Rd. Housewares crahs,
labric, etc.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?. Highway 90. Glen, ne\.I to Higginbotham
Towing Furniture, a little of everything.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?, 13783 N. 23 A (Lowder St. toward Macedo-
nia Slore) Antique 1917 cast iron clawloot bath tub and mat:c ing cast iron
pedestal sink $600, Fitchen table clothes, curtains Household iterns etc
904-866-6332 cell.
Saturday 8:00 am-?, CR 125 south ot 1-10 orin Sournern States Nurserv\ Rd.
Exercise bike, yard lurniture clothes, lots of miscellaneous Item,
Saturday 8:00 am-1:00 pm. Old Nursery Plantation. 7610 Glynn Ailyn Rd.
Washer, dryer, furniture, other items.
Saturday 9:00 am-1:00 pm, 6561 S. SR 121. Living room dining room.
washer dryer, refrigerator, miscellaneous items.


The only site in Baker County where you

can place and see local classified ads.

Jim Smith, Real Estate Broker
Sales Associates
Josie Davis Mark Lancaster
Juanice Padgett Andrew P. Smith
Teresa Yarborough Shannon Jackson
cclenny ** 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 down-
town business district. Plenty of parking on.6 acre with 129 froht 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 ho arage and porch. Master
suite with walk-in close stories, tub and shower.
Central heat and air. Affo ly pri ao7
New Listing 3 BR, 2 ^. Totally remodeled with
personality New hardy plU. J iof and lots of ceramic tile.
Located 1 mile south of I-1on SK l. 3,

New Listing 2 BR, 1
garage. Located in Marie

MIW F brick home with 1 car
,,, 900.

New Listing 4.88 acres joining Baker County's St. Mary's
Shoals park on two sides. 4 year old 3 BR, 2 BA brick home,
1938 SF with fireplace, two porches and two car garage.
Very nice home in good area on paved CR 125 north of Glen.
Horses are allowed. Must see. $359,900

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Notice to readers:
The newspaper often publishes classified
advertising on subjects like work-at-home,
weight loss products, health products. While
the newspaper uses reasonable discretion
in deciding on publication of such ads, it
takes no responsibility as to the truthful-
ness of claims. Respondents should use
caution and common sense before send-
ing any money or making other commit-
ments based on statements and/or prom-
ises; demand specifics in writing. You can
also call the Federal Trade Commission at
1-877-FTC-HELP to find out how to spot
fraudulent solicitations. Remember: if it
sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
- The Baker County Press
New Life Preschool and Daycare is now
hiring part-time and substitute teachers
Salary will be based upon experience
and qualifications. 259-7373. 3/15c
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
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.
Certified Nursing Assistant's full-time,
11:00 pm-7:30 am, 3:00 pm-11:30 pm.
Must be dependable and ready to work.
Apply in person at Macclenny Nursing &
Rehab, 755 S. 5th St./Hwy 228. Ask for
Sharon or Melves 259-4873. 3/15-22c
Company specializing in erosion con-
trol now hiring the following positions:
Class A CDL drivers, crew leaders,
equipment operators, laborers. Valid
driver's license a MUST. Fax resume to
904-275-3292 or call 275-4960. EOE.
Drug free workplace. 3/15p
A Touch of Grass Lawn Service needs
experienced full time lawn maintenance
worker with valid Florida drivers license.
259-7335. 3/23tfc
Local home care agency looking for full
time/part time Physical Therapist and
Occupational Therapist. Contact Linda
at 259-3111. 5/25tfc
Part-time for local business, up to
three days per week. Business opera-
tions experience or interest a plus. 704-
2484. 3/15-22p
Immediate openings for the follow-
ing positions: track hoe, loader, dozer
operator, tailman, nillman, pipelayers,
laborers, experience required. Apply in
person at Earthworks, 11932 N State
Road 121, Macclenny. 3/1tfc
Experienced painters needed. Must
have tools, benefits after 90 days. 259-
5877. 12/30tfc
American Inn is hiring for front desk.
Call 259-5100. 3/1tfc

Full-time Receptionist/Administrative
Assistant position available for a punc-
tual, motivated individual. Mail or deliver
applications or resumes to 250 North
Lowder St., Macclenny, Fl 32063.
The Baker County Board of
Commissioners is currently accepting
applications for a part-time custodian for
the Baker County courthouse. This posi-
tion will involve basic housekeeping ser-
vices for all sections of the courthouse
complex and will require a maximum
work week of 24 hours. This is a part-
time position and there will be no county
benefits with the position. Minimum
qualifications required are-a high school
diploma or GED, strong work ethics, abil-
ity to work with minimal supervision and
independently. Neat, clean, organized
and ability to plan job tasks. Uniforms
will be provided. Hours of work are
from 8:30 am-5:00 PM. Work days flex-
ible. Applications will be accepted at the
Baker County Commission Office, 55 N.
Third St., Macclenny, FL until 3:00 PM
on March 28, 2007. The Baker County
Board of Commissioners reserves the
right to reject all applications.3/15-22c
Drivers & 0/Os CDL-A: Top pay, excel-
.lent home time and benefits. Must have
2 years recent car hauling experience.
Centurion Auto Transport 800-889-
8139. 3/15-4/5p
Three dump truck drivers needed with
asphalt experience, $13/hour to start.
904-334-8739. 3/15-4/5p
Yard worker, hours Monday-Saturday.
Apply in person at Thrift Log Homes, SR
121 N. 259-2900. 3/15tfc
RN/LPN. Two full time positions 7:00
pm-7:00 am; one part time position,
every otherweekend. Apply at Macclenny
Nursing & Rehab, 755 S. 5th St. Ask for
Becky or Sharon. 3/15-22c
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Notice to Readers,
All real estate advertising in this newspaper is
subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes
it illegal to advertise "any preference, limita-
tion or discrimination based on race, color,
religion, sex, handicap, familiar status or
national origin, or an intention, to make any
such preference, limitation or discrimina-
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
10 acres, entrance of West Glen Estates
off Hwy 90, 3 acres cleared, restricted to
homes, $128,000. 259-3878. 3/15tfc
1-3 acres, high & dry, fish pond, homes
or mobile homes, set-up included,
owner financing or cash discount. 912-
843-8118. 2/22tfc
5 acres by Sanderson Pipe with 2
mobile homes, excellent investment,
asking $145,000. 259-9066. 3/15p
2 BR, 2 BA doublewide on 3.7 acres
with pond, $90,000. Approximately

4 miles to Macclenny from 1-10 and 3
miles to Glen from 1-10. 259-1286.
Bryceville. 28+/- acres, zoned build-
able for 2 lots, $300,000. 904-483-7617
or 509-7269. 2/22-3/22p
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/ltfc
10 acres, will divide, 2 mobile homes,
highway frontage, hayfield, large oaks,
around $180,000. 904-591-2916.3/15p
1 acre lot +/-. 4630 North Forty Circle,
$49,500. 904-262-6752. 3/15-4/5p
FSBO. Copper Creek Hills, Unit III, 2
large lot $65,000 each, 1 lot @ $55,000.
Please telephone 904-813-1580.1/25tfc
3 acre lot, houses only, corner of
Westside and Madison in Glen St. Mary,
$45,900. 219-0480. 3/ltfc
5 acres near Dollywood, big barn,
beautiful view, $75,000. 904-334-8904.
1/2 acre on 121 South, zoned mobile
or conventional home, $49,500. 838-
0035. 3/8tfc
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.
FSBO. Singlewide on acre, newly
remodeled with large rooms. 259-1459.
FSBO. 2 BR, 2 BA on 5 acres with
porches, hayfield, pond, large oaks,
highway frontage, $104,000. 904-653-
1656 leave message. 3/15p
Older home on city lot, 3 BR, 2 BA,
office, large kitchen, separate dining,
over 1700 SF, nice home, appraises for
$127,000, will sell for $106,000. Rents
for $850/month. Contract with renter
up August 1, good investment. Serious
inquires only. 259-7968 or 697-7258
cell. 3/15-22c
Peace & quiet. Brand new 3 BR 2 BA
Destiny doublewide mobile home on
4.36 acres, high quality home, $145,000.
838-3130. 1/25-3/15p
New 1579 SF, 3 BR, 2 BA on 1.5.acres
in Baker County on St. Marys River,
$130,000. 259-8028. 3/15-4/5c
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
New 1800+ SF brick home on 2/2 acres,
3 BR, 2 BA, porches, county living,
$230,000 +/-. 259-7572 or 904-591-
2588. 3/15-22p
3 acre lot, houses only, corner of
Westside and Madison in Glen St. Mary,
$45,900. 219-0480. 3/tffc
17.78 acres north of Sanderson, zoned'
one home/mobile home per acre, $200,
000. Owner financing available with 20%
down. 813-1580. 3/15tfc
1998 Fleetwood doublewide, 28x60 on
5 acres with pond, barn, shed, 2 wells,
many extras, $177,000. 904-339-2557.

2 BR, 2 BA on 5 acres, porches, $600/
month, 1st, last and $500 deposit. 904-
591-2916. 3/15p
Mobile homes, 2 and 3 BR, A/C, no
pets, $500-$550 plus deposit. 904-860-
4604. 3/17tfc
Large 2 BR, 2 BA duplex in city, washer/
dryer hookup, 1st and last month's rent,
plus possible pet deposit, $700/month.
591-2588 cell or 259-2419. 3/15-22p
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, carpet &
vinyl flooring, living room, kitchen, din-
ing room on .50 acre lot in Sanderson.
All electric appliances, $1600 secu-
rity deposit, $800/month. Please call
between the hours of 9:00 am-5:00 pm,
weekdays 259-3343. 2/22tfc
3 BR, 1 BA, 158 Avon St., Baldwin,
$700/month, $700 deposit. 259-3519.
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, no pets, gar-
bage pickup, sewer, water & lawn main-
tenance provided, $600/month, $600
deposit. 912-843-8118. 2/15ffc
2 BR; 1 BA mobile home, $550/month,
$550 deposit. 334-1902 or 874-3361.
Executive home, 4 BR, 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-
4894. 3/15-22p

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Commercial Heating &
Air Conditioning
Class Held at
Lancaster Correctional Facility
CFC certified, certificate in HVAC
area, 4-6 years experience, in industry.
Knowledge of refrigeration, heating
and electricity. Ability to teach &
manage classroom. Computer literate.
Contact: Tracy Hickman
Phone: 386-754-4324
Fax: 386-754-4824
Email: hickmant@lakecitycc.edu
Manual labor and grounds keeping
duties involving the general
maintenance and upkeep of College
grounds. Knowledge of tools and
machinery to perform the general
maintenance of grounds and buildings.
Salary $17,780.00
Annually plus benefits.
Application Deadline: March 14,2007
Phone: (386) 754-4314;
FAX (386) 754-4594
College application required. Position
details and application available on the
web at: www lakecitycc.edu
Inquiries: Human Resources
149 SE College Place
Lake City, Fl 32025-2007
E-Mail: boettcherg@lakecitycc.edu
VP/ADA/EA/EO College In Education &
LCCC is accredited by the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools

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

Flatbed Drivers Needed for
Southeast Regional Runs
At least 50% of loads are Drop &
Hook, Preloaded and Tarped.
Home Most Every Weekend!
Students Welcome.
CDL-A License Required.
Company Drivers and O/O's
Call: 1-866-PGT-FLAT

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UU IlWUeetwooU 15Ix singlewiUe, 3
BR, 2 BA, CH/A, DW, $25,000. Call 321-
609-0480, buymytrailerhome@yahoo.
com. 2/15-3/14p
1980 Guerdon 14x70, 2 BR, 1 BA, A/C,
heat, $7500. Call Larry at 259-1100.
1996 Homes of Merit doublewide,
28x70, 3 BR, 2 BA, large kitchen, newly
remodeled, must be moved. 275-2925
or 910-2193. 3/1-3/28p
Must see! New 2006 Fleetwood, 28x44,
2 BR, 2 BA. Was $47,900, now $40,900.
Call Larry at 259-1100. 3/15-4/5c
Bring your Best Deal on any size
Fleetwood mobile home to Yarborough
Mobile Homes. We'll meet or beat their
deals. Locally owned and operated since
1998.259-1100. 3/15-4/5c

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168 Duty Days Tenured Track To
Commence August 2007
Associate Professor, Mathematics
Bachelor's degree in mathematics with
Master's degree with 18 graduate hours
in math prefix courses to be obtained
within two years. Ability to teach
distance learning' and on-line classes.
Ability to use computers and graphing
calculators. Application review begins
April 16.
198 Duty Days Tenured Track
Associate Professor,
Associate in Science Nursing
Must have 2 years experience in acute
care pediatric nursing or combination
of acute care of adults and acute care
of children. Requires a minimum of
a Master's degree in Nursing, with at
least 18 graduate credit hours in the
field and have FL RN license, or be FL
license eligible. Must have computer
skills. Previous teaching experience
Application, and copies of
transcripts required. All foreign
transcripts must be submitted with
official translation and evaluation.
Position details and applications
available on web at:
Human Resources
Lake City Community College
149 S.E. College Place
Lake City Fl 32025-2007
Phone (386) 754-4314
Fax (386) 754-4594
E-Mail: boettcherg@lakecitycc.edu
LCCC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges
of the Southern Association of Colleges and
Schools. VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education and

Class A CDL+ lyr. OTR req'd
ext. 238,243 or 277

T- CMHN9ItIfY ttoI(tE
Biology (Day)
College level Math (Day)
Summer A term 5/16/07 6/27/07
Must have master's degree with
minimum 18 graduate hours in field.
Contact Paula Cifuentes
(386) 754-4260 or
SRegistered Nursing Program
(4 positions)
Acute Care Clinical instructors. 80
hours over four weeks in May. BSN,
FL RN license and 2 years recent acute/
skilled care experience. MSN preferred.
Lake City & Gainesville sites.
SNutrition Instructor
Summer B term 7/2/07 8/13/07.
Master's degree with 18 hours in
nutrition or related field. RN's may
apply. Monday thru Thursday 10:00-
11:50 and 1:30-3:20
Health Career Core Instructor
Summer A term 5/16/07 6/27/07.
AS degree in health field and CPR
Certification; instructor certification
preferred. Monday thru Thursday 8:30-
*Practical Nursing Program
Clinical Instructor three days per week
5/15/07 7/26/07. RN with FL RN
license and 2 years recent experience
in acute or long term care. BSN and
teaching experience preferred.
Contact Robbie Carson
(386) 754-4303 or
carsonr@lakecitycc edu
College application and transcripts
required. Application available on
the web at: www.lakecitycc.edu
LCCC is accredited by the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education &

Tractor Work/Garden Prep.

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

Covenant Underground
SUtilities, Inc.

We are licensed & insured
Owner & Operator: Randy Swindell
Cell (386) 623-3130

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* Light Clearing

* Culverts

* Driveways

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A MUST SEE! Beautiful newer home
(2005) on .31 acres. Inside is immaculate.
4BR/2BA, over 2,000 sq ft. Move in ready!
MLS#353752, $238,987

doublewide on 5 acres. Split bedroom
arrangement; master suite w/garden tub.
Fully equipped kitchen, 12 X 9 detached
shed. MLS#353074, $135,000

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, $495,000

IRREGULAR LOT! Wooded Riverview,
sloping, approximately /2 to 1 acre. Patio-
covered; deck wood; outside lighting.
MLS# 353536, $475,000

MOTIVATED SELLER Enjoy this open
airy 3/2 home on quiet cul-de-sac in
sought after Argyle. Soaring vaulted
ceilings, planters'shelves, curved arches &
so much more! MLS#339478, $198,900

ALL BRICK- 3BR/1BA on large city lot,
newer roof, fresh paint inside, central
heat/ac, fenced back yard & workshop.
MLS#350781, $165,000

53 PICTURE PERFECT! Fenced, cross
fences, 2 ponds, elec. Well, septic system
& phone lines. $30,000 Buyer Incentive.
MLS#307155, $680,000


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

acre w/privacy fence, 3 yr roof, storage building,
& large backyard. Immaculate! MLS#346143,

acre lot has two mobile homes. Fenced yard call
for more details! MLS# 354909, $150,000


Over the road drivers needed.
New trucks with ThermoKing APU's, 1800 watt inverters, top of the line
leather seats, walk-in condo sleepers, and new air-ride front suspension
for a smoother ride than you have ever experienced. Home several nights
most weeks as we have a good mixture of regional and over the road.
Home most weekends. Personalized dispatching that comes from only
dispatching 25 trucks locally. Earn up to 30% of revenue immediately.
NO WAITING!!! New increased layover pay. Up to $100.00 per day.
2 weeks vacation. $1200.00 per year Safety Bonus. Driver of the Year
bonus. Driver recruitment bonus. Medical and dental insurance. Need 2
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- 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, $399,999

ROOM TO ROAM! On this 4.8 acres, 2,500
sq ft cedar home w/in-law suite. A Must See!
MLS#354214, $389,900

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

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. MLS#344923, $265,000

COUNTRY LIVING 28 plus acres of
vacant land high and dry 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, $215,000

home w/ custom fence, crown molding,
large screen lanai, & jetted tub. Many
possibilities! MLS#315252, $379,900

BAKER COUNTY 7.5 acres private shady
land, partially cleared w/paved road
frontage. Already split in two parcels.
MLS#312559, $131,100

Bryceville w/double wide mobile home, &
concrete block workshop. Home sold as is!
MLS#329232, $168,500

BAKER COUNTY- 3 acres of vacant
land for mobile home or build to suite in
Sanderson. MLS#333770, $60,000

FULL TIME Certified Nursing Assistants
(C.N.A.s) needed!!! Pay rates range from
$9.00 hr. to start. Starting pay raises 15 per
year of experience!!!! C.N.A.s with 9 or more
years experience $10.35 per hr. to start! PRN
C.N.A.s pay rate is $12.00 hr.


Jacksonville Nursing & Rehab Center, 30 minutes from
Macclenny. Take I-10 to 295 north. Exit Dinn Avenue.
Turn left off exit. Facility is 14' mile on right. Ask for Re-
becca Matheny, NHA Administrator or Tony LaQuidera,
RN. Questions? PILEASE CALL US 904-766-2297.


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Well Drilling Water Softeners & Purification
Septic Tanks Drain Fields Iron Filters

Licensed in Florida & Georgia
%A Major credit cards accepted.

Business Office Manager-Medicare
Billing and Private Collections.
Jacksonville Nursing & Rehab Center is in search of
a Business Office Manager for Medicare Billing and
Private Collections. This position works as a partner
with the Business Office Manager for Medicaid and
Private Collections. If you have experience in Billing
Collections specific to Nursing Homes/ Long Term
Care, please fax resume to: 904-766-3157 Attn:
Rebecca Matheny, Administrator. Salary range:
$40,000 $42,000 annually.


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Notice is hereby given that the proposed ordinance
whose title hereinafter appears will be brought up
for public hearing on Monday, March 19, 2007 and
Tuesday, March 20, 2007, at 7:00 p.m., at the Town
Hall of Glen St. Mary, 10046 North Glen Avenue,
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
appear and be heard with respect to this proposed
ordinance, which is titled as follows:


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 reason-
able accommodation in order to participate in this
meeting should call (904) 259-3777 or fax a writ-
ten 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
and the Town will arrange to provide that service
for you.

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