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 22, 2007
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Coordinates: 30.283333 x -82.116667 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 12, 1929.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 39 (Jan. 2, 1931).
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77th Year, Vol. 47 Thursday, March 22, 2007 Macclenny, Florida 50

'Life- no parole'

sentence for man

in slash' murder

One of two Baker County
residents charged in the brutal
murder of a Cuyler man in Au-
gust, 2006 pleaded guilty in cir-
cuit court on March 19 and was
sentenced to life in prison.
Judge Phyllis Rosier handed
down the sentence minutes after
Stephen Van Arnold, 52, entered
the guilty plea during the morn-
ing crimi-
nal court
session. He
will not be
eligible for
Mr. Arn-
old's co-de-
fendant and
Melinda 7
49, remains
under the
murder in-
down by a
grand jury
31 of last
year. She
is sched-
uled for a
case man-
agement Mr. Arnold raises r
hearing on
April 2.
Until recently, Mr. Arnold
was expected to go to trial.
However, he abruptly decided
to plead through his court-ap-
pointed attorney, Lloyd Vipper-
man of Gainesville. Both Mr.
Arnold and Ms. Wilson were
indicted in the stabbing death
of Dorsey D. Bennett, 68, at his
trailer home off Clarence Ben-
nett Rd. on August 12.
State Attorney Bill Cervone
considered seeking the death

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penalty for both defendants, but
had not yet made a decision to
do so. Mr. Arnold, had he gone
to trial, was facing a prosecu-
tion armed with incriminating
recorded statements made by
both he and Ms. Wilson in the
days following the discovery of
Mr Bennett's slashed body on
the kitchen floor.
den plea
may also
be con-
nected to
a report, as
yet unof-
S ,[ ficial, that
Ms. Wil-
son agreed
to testify
y again her
who she
a ,ide, all the stab
:1/f wounds.
hi Authori-
Srties had
a series of
and at plea hearing. with the
that Ms. Wilson may have ini-
tially begun the knife attack.
Assistant State Attorney
Ralph Yazdiya declared during
an evidence summary Monday
that Mr. Bennett, who was ac-
quainted with Ms. Wilson, was
stabbed over 30 times in the
back, side, head and chest, and
his throat was slashed. His son
found him lying in a pool of
blood early that afternoon, and

(See page 5)

Press Staff
At 1:00 pm on school days,
students gather in the Baker
County Middle School band
room for instruction. This is
the symphonic orchestra class,
for which band students must
audition to be included. The
brass and woodwind players
pull their chairs and music
stands into position around
three tiered, semi-circle risers.
They.position their feet prop-
erly and sit up straight. The
percussion musicians stand at
attention behind their instru-

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Orchestra director Bill Mc-
Clendon writes a group of
notes on the blackboard, then
mounts a two-foot podium
stand in the middle of the floor
and takes the students through
a series of exercises designed
to help with timing, rhythm
and volume control. Alter-

nately, the students clap notes,
speak notes, then buzz them on
their mouthpieces, which they
temporarily separate from the
instruments. Then they buzz
their way through an entire
musical score.
"I know the mouthpiece
work is boring," Mr. McClen-
don says to the students, "but
it's necessary. It will make a

Volunteers join in St. Marys clean-up last weekend..
The Steinmeyer family of Glen St. Mary (Lauren and John along with children John an Robin) were among a handful of volun-
teers who showed up under crisp, sunny skies at the Boy Scout Landing on the St. Marys River the morning of March 17. They
and five others collected 21 large plastic bags of trash, each weighing an average 25 pounds. In the four county effort (Baker and
Nassau in Florida, Camden and Charlton in Georgia), 525 volunteers picked up an estimated 45,000 pounds.

County needs to decide whether

DuPont mining

Press Staff
The Baker County Commission took a step
Monday toward allowing the DuPont company
to mine .660 acres north of Deerfield Road, but
much work remains before any minerals are tak-
en from the earth.
The Commission voted 4-0 (Commissioner
Alex Robinson was absent from the night's pro-
ceedings) to grant DuPont a special exception
to mine the land, which is zoned as agricultural.
Normally, mining is not allowed on agricultural
The larger action that remains is for the com-
mission to decide whether or not the addition of
660 acres constitutes a change in the area's devel-
opment of regional impact, or DRI. A DRI is, in
essence, an examination on what sort of impact a
development would have on the area in terms of
traffic increases, environmental results and other

triggers new DRI

"[Dupont] gets a greenlight, as far as this is
concerned," Planning and Zoning Director Ed
Preston said. "The bigger decision, really, is
whether or not the board of commissioners ap-
proves the regional planning council recommen-
dation that this is not a major change to their DRI.
That's really the major vote. This was a minor
vote tonight."
The biggest bone of contention in the DRI dis-
cussion seems to be the status of County Road
228 and how it interacts with nearby Deerfield
Estates. DuPont's proposed mining operations
include a section of CR-228's right-of-way. Un-
der an agreement signed between the county and
DuPont, the county will permanently close a
section of CR-228 at the northeast of the land in
DuPont, in turn, has agreed to relocate that sec-
tion of CR-228. The county is also going to close
the Deerfield Estates Road, and DuPont will build
(See page 2)

world of difference in what the
audience hears when you per-
When the exercise is com-
plete the students have a few
moments before launching into
full instrument performance
of several pieces of classical
music. Independently, trum-
pets run through scales, drums
tap out
and mouth-
pieces chirp
notes. Mr.
don jumps
from his
podium and
against this
nd Savanna Jones. background
of happy,
chaos, personally confers with
students who have questions
or need a bit of instruction on
Then its back to the podium,
where he waves a hand in the
air and shouts: "Alright folks,
test tomorrow! You will be

(See page 7)

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St. Patrick's Day at the PreK...
Pots of gold and messages from leprechauns for these students at the PreK and
Kindergarten last Friday. See story page 11.

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Press Staff
Despite opposition from the
administration at Fraser Hospi-
tal, the Baker County Commis-
sion voted Tuesday to forge
ahead with the exploratory
process for the Cedar Creek
retirement community,
On Tuesday, the commis-
sion voted 4-0 (Commissioner
Alex Robinson was absent
from the night's proceedings)
to transmit the development
of regional impact (DRI) to
the state of Florida for further
study. But the commissioners
and their staff repeatedly em-
phasized that the vote did not
constitute approval of the Ce-
dar Creek development.
"We chose to send the pro-
posal to Tallahassee," Planning
and Zoning Director Ed Pres-
ton said. "We can officially get
comments from state officials
and about 15 different local
agencies. And they get to say,
'we think it's good,' or, 'we
think it's bad."'
The DRI process is sched-
uled to take approximately five
"For the next five months.
we are in negotiations with the
applicant [Adrian Develop-
ment Group of south Florida],"
Mr. Preston said. "And they
are making changes and we are
making demands. It's a give
and take."
.The loudest voice in op-
position at Tuesday's meeting
belonged to Dennis Markos,
the CEO of Baker Medical
Services and administrator at
Fraser Hospital. He expressed
concern at what he saw as the
strain the development would
put on his hospital.
"Currently, there's 25 per-
cent of the population in
Baker County over 55, or ap-
proximately 5,000 people,"
Mr. Markos said. "This proj-
ect is projecting to triple that.
That would create deficits that
would be insurmountable to us
and would cause the failure of
the entire complex.?'
Mr. Markos labelled op-
position to the development
as a "very high priority" for
his hospital. He was primarily
worried about an influx of pa-
tients on Medicare and Medic-
aid; money hospitals spend on
treating Medicare and Medic-
aid patients is reimbursed at a
greatly reduced level.
The commission said that
the exploratory process begun
Tuesday at its regular second
monthly meeting will examine
the potential cost to the local
health care system, as well as
a number of other issues raised
by the Cedar Creek develop-
ment. But at least to one person
who spoke at Tuesday night's
meeting, John Kennedy, the
question is a no-brainer.
"This [Cedar Creek] is not a
diamond in the rough," said Mr.
Kennedy, president of the local
branch of Mercantile Bank and
a speculative land owner. "It's
the piece that's missing. This
is what will get us over the top
and put us where we need to
"We need to grow up and
play with the big boys. And
(See page 2)

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Adrian DRI is transmitted...

(from page 1)
this is our chance to do it."
The proposed 3240 acre de-
velopment northwest of Glen
St. Mary. has been controver-
sial since it first came before.
the commission in November
of 2006 for the DRI transmittal.
Adrian Development Group last
year unveiled plans for a 7000-
unit residential community bor-
dered on the east by Claude Har-
vey Rd., the south by US 90.and
the west by Cow Pen Rd.
At that first DRI meeting
in November, the commission
voted against transmittal. The
major reasons were that Cedar
Creek violated the county's pol-
icy requiring provisions for new
job creation with each influx of
new residents and that Adrian
officials had not met with the
hospital administration.
But since that time, commu-
nity leaders have grown more
receptive to Adrian's pitch,
thanks in large part to conces-
sions the Miami-based devel-
oper has made. Adrian hired
Tony Robbins, a Jacksonville-
based consultant, to iron out the
wrinkles and soothe the ruffled
feathers. For starters, Adrian has
agreed to donate $1.3 million to
the Baker County Development
Commission to help establish an
industrial park to "create high
wage manufacturing and distri-
bution-related jobs." The devel-
opers will also give $400,000
and 10 acres on the Cedar Creek
property to establish an on-site
medical facility.
"Let us not forget that, in
many ways,. Cedar Creek is
distinctive," Mr. Robbins said.
"But if for nothing else, the very
fundamental element is that it is
not just rooftops. Whether they
be gray-haired, bald-haired or
red-headed, there is a tremen-

dous amount of retail shopping,
education, items that are taxed
at a much, much higher value
than residential. So it represents
a dynamic shift in the type of
developments that are being
The changes were enough to
convince Ginger Barber, director
of the Development Commis-
sion, to support the transmittal
Tuesday. Like the commission-
ers, however, she emphasized
that she wasn't yet ready to fully
support the project.
"I feel we have moved far
enough on these issues to go for-
ward," Ms. Barber said. "I am
comfortable with you transmit-
ting this to the state. Let's look,
let the state critique it, see what
they have. It will come back in
front of you, and by that time
we'll have all these other issues
Ms. Barber's sentiments
echoed those of John Kopelou-
sos, an Orange Park attorney re-
cently hired as a consultant for
the commission on growth mat-
ters. Two weeks ago he urged the
board to begin the DRI process
as the best way to see if Cedar
Creek's base plan complies with
Florida statutes on concurrency
- having the new develop-
ment fund public improvements
caused by the people it attracts.
Adrian ramped up its pub-
lic relations effort since the ill-
fated November vote, arranging
for several town. meetings the
past month aimed primarily at
residents who currently live in
the footprint of the proposed de-
velopment, that will also include
a town center concept at its main
entrance off US 90 between
Glen St. Mary and Margaretta.
In February, county land sale
records reflect Adrian's pur-
chase of acreage from Glen For-
est LLC for $9.6 million.

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DuPont mining a DRI?
(From page 1) In other commission busi-
ness handled Monday, the board
a temporary gravel bypass. By unanimously approved signing
agreement, that closure is sup- on for a grant from FEMA for
posed to last from September nearly $27,000 to study improv-
2007 to January 2008. ing the drainage ,on,, Rei4 Staf-
Deeffield Estates resident ford Road near the Reid Estates.
Cheryl Dugger spoke at the The county, for its part, will
meeting Tuesday and expressed contribute nearly $30,000 to the
concern over both the details of project, which will be restricted
the road relocation and the sup- at this stage to evaluating the
port system DuPont has estab- feasibility of such an improve-
lished for their operation. ment effort.
"It's like a big cruise ship in -The commission also agreed
the middle of the woods," Dug- to join the First Coast Metro-
ger said. "It's all lit up, they politan Planning Organization
have intercom systems that run, TRIP Agency. The proposed
alarms that run, and everything agency would include Baker,
that impacts us 24 hours a day." Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam
According to Ms. Dugger, and St. Johns counties, as well
the bypass road is currently as several Jacksonville city au-
connected to CR-228 at a high- thorities.
speed section of the road that TRIP agencies are designed to
poses a danger to school buses. improve planning and funding of
Mr. Preston estimates that local transportation initiatives.
the vote on the DRI will take The program was started in June
place in a month at the county of 2005 by the state legislature
commission's second monthly in an effort to improve growth
meeting. management in the state.

Andrew Barejoins Press staff
Andrew Bare joined the staff of The
Baker County Press last week as a general
assignment reporter covering regular gov-
ernmental and police beats.
Mr. Bare, 22, graduated in 2006 from the
University of Florida, where he majored in .
journalism with minors in history and clas- 21- V -i.
sical studies. He was bom in Safety Harbor, -
Fla. and grew up in Kansas City.
While at UF, Mr. Bare was an opinion
columnist 'with the Florida Alligator stu-
dent newspaper and an assistant in the UF
Sports Information Department. He has
considerable experience in both report-
ing and opinion writing for Major League
Baseball on various websites, notably those
of the Cleveland Indians, Chicago Cubs and Andrew Bare
Atlanta Braves.
"Andrew managed to get an great deal of "real-world" experience
while in college and impressed us because he wasn't at all intimidat-
ed with the idea of working in small-town journalism now called
"community journalism," said Press Publisher Jim McGauley. "Most
students coming out of journalism schools today have their sights set on
large dailies. We're pleased that Andrew realizes the smaller papers are
where you get the best perspective of the business."
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a tree; other thoughts

on leaving the war zone


March 17

There's not much certainty in war
and for that matter in the military.
I understand that.
This will be my last column
for this trip I hope. I thank you
all for reading it and thank you for
all the support you have given me
and my fellow troops.
I've now completed the first
leg of what promises to be a four-
step journey home. I arrived in
Kuwait yesterday just in time to
enjoy a sandstorm which can-
celled most of the flights in and
out of here today.
I did, however, arrive in time
to catch some March Madness
games and probably the worst
Jimmy Buffett cover band ever.
I always felt certain I am the
world's worst singer. I'mnot even
sure about that now.
As I wrap up my second tour
of duty in this part of the world,
I'm still not certain what the out-
come will be here in Iraq.
Those of us who were here be-
fore all have questions. In 2003-
2004, we drove in SUVs all over
Iraq. We visited villages, ate with
the locals and left with a pretty
good feeling that things were go-
ing to turn out all right.
Now just a couple of years lat-
. ,r, \ ie listen to constant shooting
and bombs and get reports about
the hundreds of attacks each day
and the dozens of soldiers and
hundreds of civilians who seem-
ingly die every day.
I wish I could say things are
going to turn out well, and there
have been signs of progress, but
when you have such deep-rooted
hatred, one has to wonder. When
my battalion deployed to Bosnia
back in 1995, a mission I missed
only due to someone volunteering
to go in my place, my boss had a
Bosnian soldier who served as an
On the last night our battalion
was there, my boss asked this
soldier if we had done any good.
The man assured him we had.
"This is has been the only period
of relative peace we have known
in many years," he said.
My boss asked what would
happen when we left. "Before
you came, soldiers came to my
house, raped and killed my wife
and killed my children," he said.
"What would you do?"
I kind of get the same feeling
about Iraq. These people have
been killing each other for mil-
lennia. Getting rid of one brutal
dictator might help but it won't
change the hatred, just maybe
shift the balance of power.
I wasn't real optimistic until
the other day. And it was noth-
ing anybody did that changed my
I was waiting on some people,
so I walked down and sat by a
small lake. While I was there, I
noticed something was differ-
ent. I wasn't sure what, I just felt
something was different.
Then it dawned on me. It was
quiet. There were no explosions,
no gunfire, .no helicopters, no
generators, no military vehicles,
nothing just quiet.
The sun was setting, sending
rays of white light through the
reddened skies and graceful va-
por trails of the jets and planes as
they performed combat landings
at Baghdad International Airport.
When I was a kid, I was con-
vinced the rays of light passing
through the clouds were God's
way of watching us.
As I sat there, the ever-pres-
ent pigeons and wrens were fly-
ing around looking for a handout.

Then a dove, not a white dove
unfortunately, but a dirty grey,
pigeon-looking dove, landed in a
tree next to me.
Suddenly I had this incredible
sense of peacefulness. I thought
for the first time that despite all
the ugliness, there is hope in this
land. The dove and I sat there for
a long time.
As I stood up to leave, a he-
licopter flew over and the dove
flew off. In the distance, I heard
an explosion.
Things were back to normal,
but at least for a moment I had
seen what could be.

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A lesson in how things happen for reason

My sister, 'who has always
longed for a child and a family
of her own, was excited and a
tiny bit nervous ___
at the prospect
of meeting her H E
fiance's three
young children PO R
for the firstP,
time. Because KELLEY L
their father is re- -...__ _
cently divorced,
he gets the children for an entire
weekend only once a month and
my sister wanted their visit to be
fun and, if possible, special.
She set up a "Taco Satiion"
where the kids could fix their -
lunch tacos just the way they
wanted them and then planned
a trip to the museum to see the
"Space Aliens" exhibit. She
cleaned the house and waited for

her guests to arrive.
As the kids were getting out
of the car, my sister opened the
front door and
SACK out bounded
ACK her three dogs
Kip, Katie and
ICH Lilly, delirious
at the prospect
LNNIGAN f having three
children to
play with. The
dogs leaped and wiggled and
sniffed and licked them nearly
to pieces. After everyone was
introduced she told their father
to fake theifi dowli t6'the'creek
to play for a while before lunch.
The kid's eyes got big as base-
balls when they realized there
was a creek to play in, and with
their father in tow and jumping,
barking, happy dogs all around

The 'good life in county

is disappearing quickly

Dear Editor:
I have great love for Baker County and believe it is one of the most
beautiful and tranquil places in this country. But lately when I look
around, I see my beloved native soil and small town atmosphere being
torn apart and disrupted. This greedy pillaging of our county, known as
"progress" or "urban development," is resulting in permanent destruc-
tion of our unique land and way of life.'
It is vital that our elected leaders take a big step back and look at what
is being lost. Recently several controversies have plagued our leaders
over growth issues, and I hope somehow we get aligned and manage
things with more foresight than hindsight.
I applaud the county commission for refusing to forward the Cedar
Creek DRI (in November) for further permitting. The main concern was
over industrial and commercial set asides, but I have yet to hear any in-
put as to the environmental impact of such a large scale development.
I'm sure local hunters and wildlife enthusiasts can verify that Cedar
Creek is a major natural migration path for the Florida panther. If this
path is obstructed and developed, it will have a devastating impact on
these cats. Animals do not have fixed addresses and they do not read
trespassing signs. Destroying their habitat could be compared to de-
stroying yours.
I and others want to see what our commissioners do with the "incen-
tives buyout" the Cedar Creek group has offered in place of industrial set
asides. True, this money will pave some roads or take care of some cur-
rent needs, but will it have the long term benefits we would receive from
placing commercial property on the tax roll and create much needed
This money is only a legal bribe for the developers to get their way.
How many after them will try the same tactic?
The regulations for these DRIs should not be compromised. Let's not
repeat the mistake made by the Glen St. Mary Town Council recently
when it back flipped on the "Envision Glen" plan. The study was a com-
plete waste of time and money if they are not going to adhere to it.
Three years ago I ran for property appraiser, and my major platform
was the need for more industry. Our tax base needs commercial input
and our people deserve jobs here at home. It seems finally the Chamber
of Commerce director and county commissioners have figured this out.
It is the right track and we should have been on it years ago. We need to
concentrate on jobs and put these "jam packed" housing developments
on the back burner.
Our primary goal should be conserving and protecting the way of life
we have come to know and love here in Baker County. Twenty years
down the road, I hope we can all still be proud of what we know as
"small town" living. If we don't implement and stick to tighter con-
trols on development now, our heritage will be relegated to the history
We will be a county of over-crowded schools, traffic snarls, high
crime and a destroyed natural beauty. Count me as one person who
doesn't want to be remembered as a member of the generation that de-
stroyed Baker County.
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and laughing at the top of their
A half.hour later the group
returned, bounding up onto the
large wrap-around porch and
sounding like a herd of stamped-
ing elephants.This time my sister
opened the back door which lead
into the kitchen and everyone
stormed in. The kids all shouted
at once, trying to tell about their
adventure at the creek. Dogs ran
in circles, bumping into people's
legs, knocking over food and
water bowls and behaving like
total mrornis, while the two'cats,.
Clancy and Claire watched.the.,
chaos from a safe perch on top
of the refrigerator.
The trip to the museum was
also a big hit. The alien exhibit
was really cheesy, my sister said,
but the youngest kids adored it.
The older boy, who was about
10, stuck to my sister like glue,
wanted her to go look at certain
things, leaving his dad with the
younger kids to, as he put it, "go
do the little kid stuff."
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was all their father could do to
get them to leave. They wanted
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ery ploy imaginable to strike a
bargain. They even asked if they
could call her "mom." It was
nearly eleven o'clock before they
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kids were over-joyed.
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that the kids asked him a hun-
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when they were going back.
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imagine. I've seen her with kids

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love to have had-one of her own.
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was being saved up just for this
particular time in her life and for
these specific children. It would
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compassionate childless women
ends up mother to three kids and
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday March 22, 2007 Page 4

Three women nabbed during

set-up buys ofprescription drugs

A Macclenny woman turned
herself in at county jail March
12, charged with selling prescrip-
tion medicine in three separate
undercover buys dating back to
November of last year.
Tiffiny Lombardi, 25, was
booked for possession and traf-
ficking in the drugs Soma and
Hydrocodone, and was targeted
by sheriff's investigators as part
of a larger sweep of neighbor-
hood drug dealers in late 2006
and early this year. Several others
were arrested on similar charges
earlier this month.
According to Investigator Da-
vid Bryant, Ms. Lombardi sold
25 Hydrocodone pills for $5 each
in a set-up buy December 19; 20
Soma pills for $60 on December
21 and 25 Hydrocodone pills for
$5 each on November 27. Two
sales took place at her residence
on Lewis St. in Macclenny, and
the November sale on Dogwood
St. in Macclenny II, where her
sister-in-law Sara York, 19, was

also implicated.
A third defendant, Jennipher
Crawford, 26, is charged with
selling 10 Somas for $30 on Jan-
uary 3 at the Lewis St. address
where Investigator Bryant says
she resides with Ms. Lombardi.
Ms. Crawford also turned herself
in March 12.
Investigator Scotty Rhoden
was also involved in the investi-
gation. The charges are third-de-
gree felonies.
In other drug-related arrests,
Michael Bailey was booked for
felony possession of prescrip-
tion medication.the afternoon of
March 16 after he was stopped in
west Macclenny by Deputy John
Mr. Bailey, 34, of Macclenny,
had nine Soma pills in a pants
pocket and eight Hydrocodores
in a prescription bottle. The of-
ficer said the bottle was labeled
for Xanax, and had been issued to
Mr. Bailey.

Deputy Hardin said he stopped
the suspect in a.1987 Cadillac af-
ter seeing him drive outside his
lane on US 90 west about 4:15.
Aaron Davis, 18, of Sanderson
faces a similar charge after he was
stopped by Sgt. Thomas Dyal on
Sanderson Circle the evening of
March 17 because his vehicle had
no tag and one headlight out.
Sgt. Dyal during a consent
search found two prescription
pills in a cigar tube. Mr. Davis
said he obtained the pills from an
County jail inmate Michael
McKenzie, 19, of Glen St. Mary
was charged with attempting to
bring two cigarettes into the facil-
ity the evening of March 13.
Mr. McKenzie is an outside
trusty, and jail officer Daniel
Nichols found the contraband
concealed in an altered right shoe
when he searched the inmate upon
re-entry. Tobacco is one of many
substances banned at the jail.

Resistingsuspectshot with

A Macclenny man who refused nearby yard. The second deputy shouting a
repeated orders by county depu- took Mr. Thompson tq the ground began thr(
ties to calm down after an argu- to be handcuffed, and when he re- at him.
ment with another man on Gris- sisted Sgt. Burnsed administered The de
sholm St. in the southwest city a Taser shot between the shoul- rear of the
was arrested for resisting with ders. The suspect then complied., and noted
violence, a third-degree felony. Police never found a firearm at room whe
Officers were called to the the scene. earlier arg
scene about 1:20 pm on March In other incidents, Hilda Jack- down.
15 after a report of a fight and son, 48, of Glen St. Mary was A swor
the presence of a gun. One of the charged with assault for threats was filed
parties to the encounter, Maurice on her daughter and a man living confrontat
Graham, 26, of Macclenny, com- at her address on Hollow Ridge Hoey, 34,
plied with an order by Sgt. Greg Road the evening of March 14. her land
Burnsed to lie on the ground. Deputy Ben Anderson said also of Gl
The other antagonist, 23-year- Ms. Jackson trashed the interior Ms. Ho
old Thomas Thompson, refused of the residence in a rage follow- Ms. Fish
to calm himself and blocked the ing the argument with Xavier nearby ai
path of Deputy Patrick McGauley, Ruise, 23, who fled and called her. Ms. F
:who attempted to walk around police just before 11:00. Melvin Whitaker
'"him to speak to a third man who Givens, 67, said he was awak- of evictiri
sped to the scene and parked in a ened to the sound of Ms. Jackson trailer off


md also fled when she
owing household items

puty said he found the
e residence in disarray,
d the door to the bed-
re the daughter fled the
ument had been broken

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March 16 following a
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ey allegedly confronted
at another rental trailer
nd threatened to kill
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday March 22, 2007 Page 5

Lie sentence

(From page 1)

he had been killed the previous
The defendants initially point-
ed the finger at each other during
interviews with
sheriff's investi-
gators following
the discovery
of the body and
a tip from a fe-
male informant
'who said Ms.
Wilson was a
frequent visitor
to the Bennett
In one ver-
sion of his story,
Mr. Arnold said
he got into a
slashing fight
with Mr. Ben-
nett after the
latter refused
to give them
guns the couple
sought from the
z victim to scare
acquaintances Assistant pros
in Jacksonville.
*It was never
clearr from court documents why
the two were motivated to do
They were also charged with
stealing two firearms, a scanner,
ammunition and a bottle of whis-
key from the trailer, along with
$1000 cash, most of which was
spent on a motel room and crack
cocaine over the next two days.
Authorities recovered most
of the stolen items, plus clothing

e withoutpa

worn during the attack, near the
couple's Beech St. residence in
Sanderson but never recovered
the knife used in the slaying. Mr.
Arnold said he threw the knife into
the bushes near the residence.

ecutor Ralph Yazdiya outlines state's

In return for the plea, the state
agreed to drop the robbery charge
against Mr. Arnold, along with
others stemming from his alleged
possession of knives fashioned
from a fan blade at county jail in
October. A fellow inmate tipped
authorities in that case, quoting
Mr. Arnold as saying, "I've killed
once so I'll kill again. What have
I got to lose?"
He told the inmate he planned
to use the knives to take female



workers at the jail hostage in an
escape attempt.
Mr. Arnold, who has a crimi-
nal record of non-violent property
crimes, is a former Glen St. Mary
volunteer fireman. He was not
known to
have a full
time job at
the time of
his arrest,
and instead
had a spo-
radic em-
record of
odd jobs,
to police.
The de-
keptgaze hiSto_
gaze to-
a., ward the
ing by Mr.
and Judge
Rosier that
case after plea morning,
one word
responses in a subdued tone. He
was shackled and in prison gear.
In other sentencing this week,
Randy Caldwell drew a 15-month
term in state prison in return for
a no contest plea to burglary. The
sentence will be concurrent to one
from a Clay County case.
Steve Wisnewski entered a
similar plea to aggravated flee-
ing and driving without a license,
and got a year and one day in state

Glen St. Mary woman is chargedwith

drunk driving after 2 accidents March
A 19-year-old driver involved Edgard Moring, 36, an habitu- Lowder in the west city, t
in two accidents on March 16 was al offender with a lengthy police on Charlie Rowe Road tc
arrested for DUI after telling a record, told the officer he was dence. He surrendered w.
county deputy she had nothing to driving the 2002 Dodge van and cident and told the depu
drink but had ingested medication "he was sorry for driving but his because he was scared.
that had been prescribed. people was acting funny and he dent happed just after 2:(
Sara York bofOlen St. M \ had to do what he had to do."
failed seeral 'fll&sobriety tests Mr. Moring was taken to
following an accident on Dog- jail and the van towed from the BBQ festival r
.wood St. in Macclenny II about scene. cooks & vend
'8:00 pm. Johnny Burnham, 24, of Mac- C VC1
"I can't walk a straight line clenny was arrested early on BBQ cook teams for
,when I'm sober," declared Ms. March 17 for fleeing Deputy contest and arts & crafts
,York to Sgt. Thomas Dyal during Claude Hurley, who got behind are needed for a three-d
,one of the roadside tests. him on US 90 because the suspect festival to be held April
Ms. York was involved in a was tailgating and improperly the Baker County Fairg
,lit and run parking lot accident changing lanes. Call 259-7340 or 9
.earlier that day about 2:00 after The officer said Mr. Burn- 6625 for more informant
,several witnesses and the person ham sped up and turned south on

-whose vehicle she hit positively
identified her from a driver's li-
'cense photo.
She is charged in a collision
.with a 2000 Ford SUV belonging
'to Tara Washington, then driving
,off after Ms. Washington went
into a nearby store to borrow a
pen so they could exchange infor-
mation. The 1998 Pontiac driven
'by Ms. York was traced to a Jac-
;queline York, and Deputy John
.,Hardin turned up the suspect's
photo after conducting a comput-
er search to determine who else
,with the same last name would be
driving it.
A Sanderson man with a record
,of 14 prior license suspensions
,yvas again arrested on March 12
-after Deputy Curtis Ruise spot-
4ted him at the wheel of a vehicle
in the drive-thru line at the Mac-
'clenny McDonald's.

hen west
his resi-
ithout in-
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a drug offense when arrested in
January, and Judge Rosier termi-
nated the probation.
Chance Mallory, a 17-year-old
from Sanderson who was adjudi-
cated as an adult because of his
past record, will serve 14 months
in prison followed by a three-
year drug offender probation. He
pleaded to sale and possession of
a controlled substance (metho-

Two businesses

are broken into

over theweekend
Two area businesses were
entered over the weekend and,
based on evidence at the scenes,
authorities believe the same per-
son or persons were responsible.
Pieces of concrete were tossed
through front glass doors at Fra-
ser's Comer Cafe in Glen St.
Mary and Richard's Meat Market
on north Lowder in Macclenny,
probably overnight Sunday.
Owner Tate Fraser reported the
burglary at 4:20 am on March 19
when he opened the restaurant,
and estimated $60 in change was
taken from a cash register drawer.
Police also found a light blue shirt
near one of the two concrete piec-
es on the floor. Mr. Fraser told
Deputy James Marker nothing
else appeared to be missing.
Several containers of crab dip
appeared all that was missing at
the meat market, though several
drawers and a filing cabinet be-
hind the counter were rifled.
Deputy Patrick McGauley
said a single concrete piece was
lying inside the door and it dam-
aged the bottom front panel of a
display cooler. Owner Richard
Crews reported the incident when
he opened about 7:30 the same

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Youth arrested for home burglary

A 16-year-old male who lives
in the neighborhood was arrested
March 18 after he confessed to
entering the residence of Verglyne
Davis on US 90 and stealing a
pistol and coins valued at $172.
The youth told Sgt. Thomas
Dyal he got into the house via a
window three days earlier and
spent the money. The pistol,
worth $100, was recovered from
a vehicle belonging to the boy's
father, who brought him to coun-
ty jail.
Deputy Jeffrey Dawson said
a clerk at Bill's Grocery recalled
a female acquaintance of the
suspect attempting to obtain cur-
rency for a $40 roll of quarters,
and a video tape of the girl was
obtained. She led the officer to
the suspect.
In other theft reports, an 11-
year-old male student at Baker
County Middle School is charged
with the theft of a $60 cell phone
from a 12-year-old student the af-
ternoon of March 12.
Campus deputy Tracie Ben-
ton's report notes the boy, who
has a Sanderson address, initially
denied involvement after she

pulled him off a school bus. Pas-
sengers near where he had been
sitting turned over the phone to
the officer.
In another case of phone theft,
Hollie Lawson of Glen St. Mary
said hers was snatched away by
a suspect in the parking lot of
Country Boy's convenience store
in Glen early on March 16.
Ms. Lawson said a black male
approached her just after 1:00 am
and asked to use her phone. He
fled the area on foot after yank-
ing the phone and a cord from the
victim's vehicle. She described
him as wearing shoulder-lengrh
dreadlocks and wearing an or-
ange sweatshirt and dark baggy
A criminal complaint names
Christina Parker, 19, of Macclen-
ny as the employee seen on a sur-
veillance video taking $40 from
the cash register at Burger King
on March 12. Police were told
Ms. Parker quit after that shift,
and she walked away from her
father's house the next morning.
Devon Starling reported a cd
player and cds taken from his
1999 Ford parked on Deerwood

Circle in Macclenny overnight
on March 15. They were valued
at $650 and another $500 of dam-
age was done to the car.
Carrie Jones told police her
purse and contents were stolen
from her Mercury van while
she and her children were at the
city park off West Boulevard the
afternoon of March 18. She de-
scribed two other vehicles in the
parking lot about 1:00, and said
two female occupants of one got
out to take pictures of ducks in a
nearby pond.
In a report involving criminal
mischief to a vehicle, someone
tossed a beer bottle through the
rear passenger window of a 2004
Mitsubishi SUV driven by Dana
Parenteau, 20, of Macclenny just
after midnight on March 13.
The driver said he was north-
bound on MLK Blvd. at the time
and the bottle slightly injured his
shoulder. He was treated at the
scene, but was unable to give
Deputy Claude Hurley any infor-
mation beyond the fact that the
suspect was standing in a large
crowd when he tossed the bottle.

$2100 in appliances are missing
Iit 0

A former tenant was named in
a sworn complaint March 18 al-
leging she made off with $2100
worth of appliances from a rent-
al trailer off Rustic Pines Rd. in
Glen St. Mary.
The complaint by owner Joy
Chapman of Glen also alleges
Betsy Davis, 40, did $500 dam-
age to the walls in the trailer.
When the owner inspected it after
evicting Ms. Davis for failure to
pay rent, she noted a stove, dish
washer and refrigerator had been
The county's animal control
department was summoned to re-
move a horse that had been aban-
doned in a rear yard, noted the
report by Deputy Tony Norman.
During an earlier phone conver-
sation, Ms. Davis told the owner

she would be out by March 18.
In other reports, Katherine
Young of Bryceville told police a
customer of Young's Auto Sales
in Glen St. Mary may be respon-
sible for the disappearance of
$2150 in cash, identification and
blank checks from a bank bag in-
side a purse she left in the office
of the business on US 90.
Ms. Young told police the sus-
pect, a female from the Glen area,
was at the office about 11:30 the
morning of.March 16 seeking a
registration certificate on a vehi-
cle she had previously purchased.
The owner told Deputy Darrin
Whitaker she noticed the suspect
on the other side of a counter in
close proximity, to the purse, so
she moved it into another room.
She failed to notice the missing

bank bag until later that after-
Robert Allgeyer reported' a
radio valued at $500 was taken
from his 1995 GMC pickup over-
night March 13. It was parked on
the north side of his residence off
North 6th St. in Macclenny.
Someone took a lap top com-
puter valued at $1000 from the
classroom of Baker Middle
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weekend before last. There was
no sign of forced entry into her
locked classroom.
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Symphony at the middle school

(From page 1)

graded on chairs, posture, feet,
hands, pitch and crescendo!"
Earlier in the day, the director
sat in a chair with concert band
students surrounding him, sit-
ting on the floor.
"I need to borrow two belts,"
he says.
Two students remove their
belts and lay them on the floor
at their teacher's feet. He lines
them up until the ends are touch-
ing and forms them into a line
with an undulating ripple shape.
"That," he says to the curi-
ous students, "is what the sound
wave of a tuba looks like."
He compresses the line into a
tight accordion fold.
"This is a flute sound wave.
See the difference?"
"Wow," the students say.
The enterprising Mr. McClen-
don uses lots of similar examples
when teaching, a tendency no
doubt stemming from his study
of English literature which often
uses symbols and analogies.
While attending the Univer-
sity of Florida, he combined his
love for literature and music in a
double major. In 2001, he landed
a job teaching English at Baker
County High School.
But music was his first love.
Throughout middle and high
school in Jupiter, Fla., where he
grew up, he was always in the
school band. He also played in
the band at UF while studying
music there.
He taught English for three
years, helped out with the BCHS
band and bided his time until
a position as the middle school
band director became vacant.
"I had such great middle and
high school band teachers in Ju-
piter," says Mr. McClendon. "I
want to try to give my students
that same experience. We have
some really talented young peo-
ple in the area."
Mr. McClendon is determined
to help his students succeed and'
reach their full potential. His
teaching is based on the phi-
losophy instilled in him by his
grandfather Donald Dingman,
and he is trying to pass on by ex-
ample that same philosophy to
his students: To achieve the best
in all things.
He also gives much credit to
his middle school band teacher,
Mickey Gautney, a former Ma-
"What a motivator he was.
He really made us-believe in the
band program. It was sort of like
being around Vince Lombar-
di, the coach of the Green Bay
Packers," said Mr. McClendon.
"When he told you to sit down
you didn't look for a chair."
In spring, Mr. McClendon
Visits Keller Intermediate and
takes a variety of instruments
with him. This is the way he in-
troduces students who are about
to enter middle school to the.
band program.
"A student does not have to
be able to read music to join the
middle school band," says Mr.
McClendon. "That's the biggest
surprise to them. The kids im-
mediately relax when they un-
derstand this fact and become
very open to the idea of learning
music in school."
According to the director,
some people just naturally have

musical ability, which is a plus,
but a lot of what it takes to be-
come proficient in playing an
instrument can be taught.
"In the beginning," he says,
"everybody is squeaking and
squawking on the instruments.
We start together and go forward
from there."
Lots of testing is done on dif-
ferent instruments to help stu-
dents determine which one best
suits their physical characteris-
tics and abilities. Because each
person's mouth is entirely dif-
ferent, some people will natu-
rally play better on a trombone,
some on a flute, some an oboe.
The structure of a person's hand
and their dexterity and extension
varies, which also influences
what they will play. Height can
also play a role. An extremely
small student would have trou-
ble holding and playing a tuba.
Marching with it would be too
Among the different en-
sembles currently at the middle
school are beginning band,
concert band, the symphonic
band, marching band and a
newly formed jazz band that
meets once a week after hours.
The collective ensembles in the
middle school are known as the
Bobcat Regiment.
Mr. McClendon gives lots of
praise and credit to the middle
school administration for its
support of music instruction and
willingness to accommodate the
needs of the growing program.
"They are super supportive in
trying to help this program grow
and we also have a dedicated
core group of parents who help
with all the musical endeavors
we're involved in and also help
with monetary donations," he
According to Mr. McClendon,
the program is steadily growing.
Approximately 100 students are
currently enrolled in the begin-
ning band classes. By next year,
he anticipates 200 students to be
enrolled in just the beginning,
concert and orchestra bands.
"With the way the commu-
nity is growing, it won't be that
long before the enrollment ex-
ceeds 350," he predicts. "Then
we'll be needing a larger facility
for classes."
It takes instruments to make
music and all those trumpets,
tubas, clarinets and saxophones
can cost a pretty penny. Schools
own some of the instruments ac-
cessible to students only during
scheduled class and rehearsal
Many students take music
lessons outside of school band
classes and buy or lease instru-
ments through music compa-
nies. Since instruments can be
extremely expensive, the stu-
dents participate in fund-rais-
ing throughout the year to help
supplement the budget allot-
ted by the school district. The
budget typically allows for the
purchase of things such as new
sheet music, instrument repair
and competition fees, but it's
more new instruments that the
students yearn for. Mr. McClen-
don echoes their desires.
"My dream is for the program
to be able to acquire enough in-
struments to allow students to
take the older ones home so they
will be able to practice outside
of regular school hours."

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Currently, many instruments,
particularly the larger ones, are
shared by the different classes
and locked away each after-
With all that use, they natu-
rally wear out over time.
"We really, really need a new
tuba," says Mr. McClendon.
"And we want to have bassoons
and many other instruments to
round the orchestra out. Most
people don't realize just how
expensive new instruments are.
For instance, a new French horn
is $3200. A new tuba can cost as
much as $8000."
Mr. McClendon has project-
ed the instruments it will take
to ideally accommodate the ex-
pected future enrollment in the
band programs. The combined
cost comes to $132,800.
"We're just going after it one
step at a time, hence our big fund
raiser on March 31st at BCMS,"
he said.
On that morning, Mr. Mc-
Clendon will be cooking scram-
bled eggs and bacon in the band
room for students who will be
working all day selling items in
the band's spring yard sale. The
students are now busy collecting
donated items for that event.
"It's a hoot," says Mr. Mc-
Clendon. "We have all these
crock pots going to keep the
food warm."
In addition to new instru-
ments, the band is in great need
of new storage cabinets and an
equipment trailer, one with en-
closed sides and a door at least
13' or greater.
"Right now, if we have a per-
formance or competition off-
campus,I make as many trips as
I have to in my own truck to get
instruments where they need to
be," Mr. McClendon explains.
"It gets a little crazy, but you do
whatever it takes. And parents
help so much and the students
are really committed."
Students Kaylee Morris,
Tucker Washburn, Daniel King
and Casie Carter are on the band
council, a committee devoted to
helping make sure their orches-
tra class runs smoothly. Daniel
and Tucker are president and
vice president of the band and
both play the saxophone. In the
event that Mr. McClendon may
be late or absent, they may be
called upon to help direct the
band during a class or a rehears-
al. They also help keep the other
band students informed on any
business having to do with the
band such as an upcoming per-
formance or competition.
Kaylee, a flutest, and Casie,
who plays trombone, function as
the class librarians. They keep
up with all the sheet music need-
ed by the students and make sure
it's gathered and stored properly
at the end of each class.
When asked what their fa-
vorite piece of music is, coun-
cil members agree the "Mickey
Mouse March" is one they all
still enjoy. It's learned by all new
band students in the sixth grade,
but usually not played beyond
"Everybody really loves that
one," they say.
The band council enjoys a va-
riety of music, from alternative
rock to classical to contempo-
rary Christian. All have family
members who are musicians and
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their time with the middle school
band program, donate items or
baked goods for the March 31
yard sale or in need of other
information can contact Mr.
McClendon through the band's
website at www.bcmsband.com.
or by calling the middle school
office at 259-2226.


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9:00 am. Hamburgers, hot dogs
and drinks will also be available
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in the home. All plan to keep
pursuing their music into high
school and then college.
Mr. McClendon believes his
students only deserve the best,
which is why he is so committed
to seeing the band programs of
the Bobcat Regiment grow. Part
of that commitment also involves
being the best he can possibly be
himself. This summer he will
complete his requirements for
his master's degree in music at
the American Band College in
Oregon. School band directors
from across.the country gather
with famous musicians, band di-
rectors and composers for three
weeks of intense study. Mr.
McClendon brings the fruits of
that experience back to Baker
County to share and influence
his own students.
"I have such respect for my
students. They're doing great
and have begun to compete in
state and district band competi-
tions," he proudly says.
Since the start of the '06-'07
school year, 16 middle school
students placed in two competi-
tions: The North Florida Middle
School Honor Band and The
District 4 Solo and Ensemble
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Elementary honor rolls

First Grade: Brenden Baker, Anna Bowen, Hunter Brittain, Hannah Cain, Avery
Canaday, Delaine Combs, Logan Combs, Dalton Crews, Tannis Crews, Julia
Doiron, Meagan Dugger, Peyton Eastman, Sidnie Fauble, Michael Fisher, Carley
Gray, Jordan Griffis, Alyssa Guidash, Austin Hartley, Rosie Helms, Rena Howie,
Shelby King, Kelsey Kitchens, Will Livingston, Lindsey Love, Hunter Meadows,
Dominique Nixon, Elizabeth Pinkston, Samantha Rabon, Sydney Raulerson, Will
Rhoden, Tiffany Samaroo, Evan Scott, Blair Shadd, Hunter Shannon, Josie Shay,
Boaz Simmons, Austin Starling, Dakota Stitsinger, Chaise Taylor, Jesse Taylor,
Emily Tedesco, Jacob Waltman, Errol Whitfield, Dawson Williams, Johnnie Sue
Williams, Jadyn Yarborough
Second Grade: Angel Allaire, Tyler Brown, Brianna Bryant, Kristin Bussey,
Zackary Carr, Dominic Combs, Hunter Davis, Kyle Davis, Stephen Eldridge, Ian
Finn, Dawson Fraser, Caleb Griffin, Emily Harris, Ty Hartley, Alyssa Johnson,
Jack Koburger, Jake Koburger, Jeffery LaPointe, Jordan Lauramore, Khalil Lee,
Layne McClellan, Ricki Mitchell, Matthew Morgan, Angelica Paulson, Savana
Rhoden, Shea Robinson, Anthony Simmons, Brea Smith, April Stitsinger, Kaylee
Thick, Alyssa Thompson, Zachary Truluck, Bailey Tyson, Grayson Wagstaff,
Sydnee Watson, Brittany Webb, Kasey Weber, Andrew Wilkinson, Colton Yeager
Third Grade: Angel Allaire, Kristin Bussey, Matthew Butcher, Jaime Carroll,
Jacob Carter, Keith Combs, Ashton Goethe, Carolyn Hatcher, Ridge Home,.Ethan
Jenkins,, Alexus Michitsch, Lailan Padgett, Angelica Paulson, Ruger Raulerson,
Hannah Rodgers, Brea Smith, Elizabeth Smith, Anna Stallings, Kaylee Thick,
Forrest Waldron, Dannielle Wilkerson, Cameron Wilson
First Grade: James Barton, Asha Blue, Hayleigh Boatright, Morgan Bowman,
Jonathan Carter, Heather Case, Elizabeth Clark, Elizabeth Crews, Zachary
Crockett, Amber Dash, Alyssa Davis, Kaitlyn Davis, Caitlyn Fish, Emily Gray,
Cassandra Guajardo, Marcus Harper, Ashlyn Hodges, Jada Jackson, Shantenay
Jackson, Ashlynn Johnson, Emily Johnson, Hannah Johnson, Katelyn Johnson,
Austin Keene, Madison Kennedy, Daryl Klotz, Cheyenne Krauss, Christian Lee,
Trevor Leftwich, Nicole Lowery, David McCauley, Taylor McNeil, David Meyers,
Cam'ron Mobley, Jayla Moody, Landen Nevill, Seth Paige, Eric Parker, Nick
Phagan, James Phillips, Hunter Retcho, Courtney Sapp, Hunter Smallwood, Alexis
Stewart, Matthew Stewart, Steven Tanner, MaKayla Tennison, Jacob Thrift, Dalton
Vonk, Trestany Wilkerson, Paxton Wilson
Second Grade: Israel Alexander, Na'eem Battles, Ashley Bezares, Donavon
Bryant, Dylan Burnham, Zachary Cannon, Travion Clayton, Steven Collingwood,
Kolton Conner, Kelsea Crain, Brooklyn Crews, Brittani Crockett, Johnnie Davis,
Kristine Finkle, Destiny Gainey, Dillon Gill, Collyn Green, Luke Hage, Jesse Hall,
Kenny Hall, Shania Hill, Jillian Hodges, Shawn Holland, Melody Holt, Porshua
Jefferson, Matthew Johns, Shelby Johns, Angel Johnson, Taylor Knapp, Morgan
Lagle, Morgan Lee, Cody Martin, Danny Mathis, Duncan McClellan, Keith
McLemore, Kate Meadows, Ricki Mitchell, Cheyenne Monfort, Alex Neidermeier,
Jackson Neri, Crews Orender, Kelsey Owens, Rachel Price, Ashton Ray, Dawson
Robbins, J.D. Roberts, Caitlan Rose, Kendall Sealey, John Stewart, Jonathan
Welch, Daelyn Young
Third Grade: Samantha Baxter, Jacob Bennett, Kyle Berg, Landon Boyette,
Dylan Clark, John Collingwood, Isaiah Danielowicz, Keltni Davis, Sydney
Dopson, Chase Drury, Megan Durham, Megan Farmer, Kasey Graves, Travis
Hall, Louis Handte, Austin Hile, Eric Howard, David Johnson, Savannah Karnes,
Katie Keen, Mandy Keene, Tyler Kreutz, Laura Lee-Hayden, Rachel Long,
Rebekah Long, Cody Mathis, Daniel Midyette, Jonathan Mobley, Amber Nettles,
Natalie Nettles, Cody Nipper, Brandon Parker, Zachary Rafuse, Jarett Raulerson,
Corey Rife, Thomas Rollins, Siearra Sanders, Victoria Sapp, Elizabeth Shuman,
Deanna Summey, Joseph Thomas, Mikeya Washington, Brandon Wheeler, Brianna
Whiting, Reed Williams, Autumn Wingate, Garrett Yarborough

First Grade: Callahan: Joshua Haygood, Cheyenne McGee, Hannah Thomas,
Emily Phillips, Quantrel Ruise. Dyal: Breanna Bell, Alyssa Rich, Kaitlyn
Williams. Hart: Caleb Crews, Cole Cushman, Reagan Dopson, Mariah
Grendzinski, Madison Haller, Christopher Hill, Miranda Tubbs. Hilton: Skyler
Cales, Amberly Home. Mason: Jaclyn Adkison, Dalton Dietz, Joequan Wilson.
Murphy: Sydney Burnsed, Daniel Courson, Alaina Crawford, Lillie Starling,
Griffin Hinson, Cooper Hodges, Taylor Moore, Arlie Rhoden, Jarred Spurlock.
Richardson: Sha\la Cr'ev. Hale\ Self. Mackenzie \Williamn Roach: Cameron
Hauge Sands: Collin Ambroe'.Che,-enne Ball. Regan Barb-er. S.arh Cres. Will
Cr,.i.ken lBr), :ri D:'p,:'n .\manii. Fi iiguer' lade Hdia:. L.ire;, Harvey, McKenzie
Hifc Riia, Kyei-TToif~ ian, Leah- Kce,-Efltfai-Kifight, Camryn Payrie, Jackson
Sands, Noah Taylor. Sheridan: Keona Adkins, Devon Cole, Preston Sutton.
Smith: Deanna Caudill. Thomas: Elizabeth Ambrose, Abbigail Baggett, Caytlyn
Peters, Morgan Shrull. Warner: Taylor Conner, Geffery Gaskins, Elizabeth
Reagan, Hannah Ross, Brandon Wages.
Second Grade: Crews: Sierra Aldy, Courtney Baldwyn, Benjamin Ellis, Jared
Evett, Mark Romano, Kelsey Strickland, Nate Taylor. Duval: Mackenzie Ariail,
Zachary Bingham, Tanner Blanks, Mallory Cain, Ashton Carter, Chad Collins,
Christy Crews, Mallory Godwin, Erica Hartley, Roderick Haygood, Mallory
Mobley, Mason Mosley, Breah Pelfrey, Heather Pietrowski, Karly 'Richardson,
Meara Lynn Tarte, Kate Walker, Jessica Westerwelle. Elledge/Jacobs: Desiree
Bingham, Grace Fly. Gonzalez: Hope Fly, Dametra Gibson, Rachel Nickles.
Green: Payton Goodman, Chase Griffis, Sara Hilliard, Macy Jackson. Hand:
Collin Crews, Kaytlin Crews, Miranda Dehart, Jacob Harrell, Logan Monds,
Landon Peterson, Gavin Register, Owen Taylor. Hurst: Olivia Bogardus.
James: April Crews, Jenna Ellis, Cecil Hagan, Michelle Malloy, Savanah
Moss. Lancaster: Sidnie Fauble. Rhoden: Charlie Anderson, Brooke Bumsed,
Bryce Donker, Aura Esterling, Austin Hancock, Kelly Lawler. Stafford: Brianna
Chandler, Bailey Cook, Mia Fish, Dallas Hill, Jesslyn Williams.
Third Grade: Adams/Hite: Abigail Carpenter, Kaylan Davis, Dalton Jones,
Bethany Richardson, Corley Sweat, Masey Taylor, Alexis Wendel. Binn: Tyler
Groves. Payne: Jarrett Barton, John Crawford, Kellen Dopson, Mary Elizabeth
Elledge, Marcus Godbold, Zachary Johnson, Shelbie Martin, Larry Morris,
Blake Roberts, Hannah Wilkerson. Wendel: Ben Crawford, Justin Hardee, Rose
Thompson. Williams: John Roberts.
First Grade: Callahan: Levi Dugger, Casey Simpson, Noah Williams, Dyal:
Matthew Griffis, Landon McCune, Katelynn Muncy, Courtney Waltrip. Hart:
Tarin Burnsed, Kylie Gabbard, Quinci Hand, Wade Johnson, Landen Oca, Bailey
Pisani, Tori Richardson. Hilton: Mckenzie Curry, Kimberly Fink, Lake Lewis.
Murphy: Olivia Crews, Jackie Donker, Klint Griffis, Maegan Lawrence, Austin
West. Mason: Dawson Ferguson, Pilar Manning, Joseph Young. Richardson:
Carliya Jefferson, Lucas Reed. Roach: Billy Joe Brown, Destiny Davis, Jennifer
Davis, Madyson Davis, Cameron Kaiser, Devin Simpson, Ashunti Steward.
Sands: Roy Clark, McKenzie Crews, Evie Knabb. Sheridan: Savannah
Anderson, Shon, Shelton Brannen, E'yanna Brown, Naylee Lumpkin, Jeremiah Riggs,
Antonio Rodriguez, Zane Ward, Samantha Yuhas. Smith: Joseph Bureau, Maggie
Gray, Dale Gene Hodges, Joseph Johnson, Joseph Johnson, September McKinley, Hannah Roberts,
Mathew Sands, Sadie Sparkman, Savannah Stafford. Thomas: Dustin Childress,
Ke'onna Coger, Shoyeta Coleman, Sydney Dehart, Lourdes Garcia, Jordan
Glover, Zachery Lilly, Gracie Mobley, Amber Simmons, Ridge Stewart. Warner:
Mackenzie Martin, Thorne Zimmerman.
Second Grade: Crews: Cheyenne Cales, Shanoa Murch, Leslie Nipper, Kaylee
Padgett. Duval: Sierra Ahrens, Rachael Clark. Elledge/Jacobs: Corey Adams,
Katelyn Campbell, Clayton Canaday, Amber Combs, Samantha Evans, Hunter
Groves, Angel Jackson, Tiffany Kenny, Jessica Roberts, Johnny Smith, Cody
Thatcher. Gonzalez: CJ Adkins, Matthew Crews, Johnny Hodges, Amelia
Loubani, Owyn Matthews, Jordan Norton, Brianna Williams. Green: Jacob
Anderson, Clay Brassart, Casey Curry, Blair Finley, Lani Foster, Christoper
Touchton. Hand: Caleb Crews, Lily-Anne Drawdy, Bradley Fennell, Kasyn
Givens, Gannon Godwin, Jacob Perryman. Hurst: Savanah Brannen, Alyssa
Cagle, Josh Carter, Shawn Danese, Amber Denmark, Ashlyn Hodges, Jared
Raulerson, Jamie-Lynne Raulerson, Noah Schatz. James: Dylan Herring, Chyna
Parker, Caitlyn Parrish, Shailey Rhoden, Robert Schmehl, Christian Watkins, Errol
Whitfield. Stafford: Dean Murray. Lancaster: Jasmine Farmer, Vivica Gaskins,

Kaitlyn Law, Kasandra McCook, Brandy Robinson. Rhoden: Ashley Hall,
Zachary Korkowski, Macy Payne, Katelyn Rheuark.
Third Grade: Adams/Hite: Taylor Carrington, Kristyn Carter, Callie Elledge,
Alysa Hall, Hannah F. Harvey, Samantha Hinson, Colby Hodges, Tristan
Lauramore, Maci McDuffie, Rhett McKendree, Alee Nipper, Jordan Parker,
Savanna Rhoden, Shyanne Shumate, James Garrett Stavely, Natrone Stoutamire.
Binn: Hunter Burnsed, Brooklyn Chambers, Haleigh Crawford, Brandon
Harris, Jackson Neri, H. Tyler Parker, Kate Whitehead. Gray: Carolyn Davis,
Sheldon Griffis, Andrea Pearl, Katlynn Schlarbaum. Griffis: Olivia Sapp, Sean
Longendyke, Ashly McMahan. Hilliard: Scarlett Browning, Taylor Harris,
Robbie Martin, Sydney Williams. Payne: Jessie Cox, Andrew Dehart, Katelynn
Flandreau, Rachel Harrison, Dylan Irish, Grace Jones, Cody Ratliff, Owen
Register, Javan Robinson, Ashley Suggs, Bailee Turner. Shope: Caitlin Crawford,
Brach Dukeman, Bailey Edwards, Gabrielle Starling. Wendel: Josee Adam-Hall,
Logan Campbell, Shelby Crews, Gydeon Fernandez, Davis Knabb, Christian
Padgett, Grant Peterson, Austin Rhoden. White: Brandie Callaway, Brian
Hoffman, Jeremiah Iverson, Micahl Ruise, Melanie Sweat, Ashley Thompson.
Williams: Tucker Hart, Jordan Muncy, Dillon Nipper, Jamie Oakes, Jesse Regnier,
Hunter Riggs, Jacob Schmehl, Jordan Sommise, Shelby Stoddard.

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Olustee volunteers appreciated by the school district..
Freeman Dowling, his wife Nell and Clemmie Daniels at the Olustee Volunteer Fire Station during the school board meeting March
19. Canvas tote bags were presented to the three in appreciationfor volunteer efforts in hosting the meeting. Mr. Dowling is captain
of the Olustee Volunteer Fire Station and Ms. Dowling is firefighter. Ms. Daniels is a retired teacher and principal and lead the
prayer to open Monday night's meeting. "We could 't hold these district wide meetings in our communities without dedicated folks
who show up to open and close church buildings and fire stations and perform other duties," said Superintendent Paula Barton.


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340-plus bears collected for cancer
Linda Ferrigno accepts a "Buddy Bear" fi-om six-year-old Rachel Mechum at the
'PreK center on March 15. Kindergarden students participated in Channel 12's
Buddy Bear drive held during the month of February in collecting Teddy Bears to
donate to patients in local hospital oncology units. Ms. Ferrigno, a 12-year can-
cer survivor who assisted Channel 12's Jeannie Blalock during the Buddy Bear
drive, came out to Macclenny to pick up over 340 bears collected by students
for the event. "Nearly everyone who works here as well as many students have
lost a loved one to cancer;" said PreK principal Sherrie Raulerson. "There was
even one student, Trace Kempt, who gave up his monthly allowance to purchase
a bear for the drive to honor his grandmother, who was a victim of the illness."

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Relay for Life

set for March 31
The annual Relay for Life fund
raiser for the American Cancer
Society will be held on March 31
at the Baker County fairgrounds.
This event is designed to bring
the community together in cele-
bration, remembrance and hope.
The event will begin with a
yard sale starting at 7:00 am. The
Relay will begin at 11:30 am and
opening ceremonies at noon.
This is also a good time for a
hair cut! For a small donation,
you can get your hair cut at the
event and the proceeds will be
part of this fundraiser. If you
have 10 inches or more of hair
and are willing to donate the hair
to Locks of Love for wigs, your
hair cut will be free of charge.
Hair cutting will begin at 7:00
am and continue throughout the
Another way to make a dona-
tion to this event is to purchase
a luminary in memory or honor
of someone that has survived the
disease. The luminaries will be
Placed along the area where the
relay takes place,.
Make plans to come out and
spend the day. There will be en-
tertainment all day, food, games,
homemade cakes and much

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Mr.Alvarez and Ms. Barefoot

Vows in Folkston
Judy Barefoot and Richard
Darin Alvarez, both of Glen
St. Mary, were married the
afternoon of March 9, 2007 in
Folkston. Georgia.
The bride's parents are
Carolyn and Jim Tunner of
Macclenny. The groom's parents
are Maryland and Jack Perice
of Sanderson. The couple will
reside in Glen.

Mr. Hammock & Ms. Hand
wed March 18th
Tracy Lynn Hand and Terry
Ray Hammock Jr. were married
on March 18th at his grandpar-
ents' residence.
Parents, of the couple are
Steve and Elaine Churchfield
of Macclenny, Terry Ray Ham-
mock Sr. of Callahan and Kathy
M. Williams of Jacksonville.
The couple will reside in

Sister is born
Reginald, Ragene, Favion,
Brandon & Dee Dee are proud
to announce the birth of their sis-
ter, Azarius Allen. She was born
February 5 and weighed seven
pounds 12 ounces. Proud parents
are Yolonda & Edward Allen.
Grandparents are Lillian &
James Ellis, Mary & Tommy
Burton. Great grandparents are
Louise Wilson, Hannah Ellis
and Hubert Alien.

To wedApril28th
Mr. and Mrs. David J. Hud-
son of Raiford are pleased to an-
nounce the engagement of their
daughter Ashley Lenae of Mid-
dleburg to Donovan David Cox.
Donovan is the son of Rev.
and Mrs. Jim Cox of Taylor.
The wedding will take place
April 28th at 3:00 pm at the Clay
Hill Church of God of Middle-
burg. All friends and family are
invited to attend.

Lane Fletcher and parents

Born March 7th
James and KJ Joiner of Taylor
are pleased to announce the birth
of daughter Lane Fletcher on
March 7, 2007 at Shands Jack-'
sonville. She weighed 6 pounds,
9 ounces
Proud grandparents are Gene
and Gloria Joiner of Taylor.
Thanksso much
On behalf of my fiance Don
Loudermilk and myself, our sin-
cere gratitude to everyone for
their support and being there
for us through this time. Special
thanks to the fire volunteers and
rescue workers who helped him
out of the situation and gave him
the medical attention he needed.
You know who you are and you
will forever have a place in our
hearts; you are truly heroes.

Jerusalem Live
Jerusalem Live, an Easter pas-
sion play about the life and min-
istry of Jesus, will be presented
Saturday March 31 and Sunday
April 1 at 8:00 pm. Location for
the presentation is 5 miles south
of St. George off Barker Boule-
vard. Follow the signs.
The play is an outside presen-
tation so dress comfortably and
"", bring your lawn chairs. Admis-
sion is free.
Call 912-843-2332 for addi-
tional information. Leave a mes-
sage, your call will be returned.

PageantMarch 23rd
The members of Delta Kappa
Gamma Teacher's Society will
be hosting the second annual
Miss Teen Macclenny Scholar-
ship Pageant on March 23, 2007
at 7:00 pm at the Baker County
Middle School auditorium.
Proceeds from the pageant
will be used to fund two $500
college scholarships. These
scholarships are given to two
graduating seniors who plan to
enter the teaching field.

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for the week of
March 26-30
MONDAY: Breakfast pizza, fruit
juice and milk.
TUESDAY: Sausage biscuit, fruit
juice and milk.
WEDNESDAY: Cereal with
whole wheat toast, fruit juice and
THURSDAY: Pancake & sau-
sage, fruit juice and milk.
FRIDAY: Scrambled eggs with
whole wheat toast, fruit juice and
Cold lunch plate or chef salad with
wheat roll or crackers, and dessert
(when offered) OR
MONDAY: Breaded chicken
patty on whole grain bun w/lettuce
garnish or Sloppy Joe on whole grain
bun, baked french fries, garden peas
& carrots, chilled peaches and milk.
TUESDAY: Deli turkey & cheese
on whole grain bun or hot pocket,
baked potato rounds, steamed carrots,
rosy applesauce and milk.
WEDNESDAY: Cheeseburger
Son bun ''i hot dog on b.j,. ciL~e. &
tomato, creamy slaw, b.ikcd treniili
fries, chilled fruit choice and milk.
THURSDAY: Beef stroganoff
over egg noodles or burrito and salsa
rice, golden corn, raw veggies w/
lowfat Ranch dressing, chilled fruit
choice and milk.
FRIDAY: Homemade beef &
bean chili topped w/shredded cheese
w/homemade whole wheat roll or
cheese pizza slice, hash brown patty,
steamed broccoli, chilled fruit choice,
slice of homemade cake and milk.

Husband arrestedfor domestic violence on

estranged wein Glen St Mary on March 17
A Glen St. Mary man was his report that Mr. Johnson re- report, Mr. Starling said that Mr.
arrested on a charge of domes- sponded to the arrest by shout- Crews accused him of hitting on
tic violence after his wife ac- ing obscenities at the officers his girlfriend. Mr. Crews then
caused him of throwing her to the and claiming that they would allegedly started kicking Mr.
ground and choking her. beat him if he didn't cooperate. Starling, who was sitting on the
Deputy Wayne Limbaugh In other police news, Christo- floor, in the head and body.
arrested Steven Addington, 40, pher Starling, 22, of Macclenny Deputy Hardin states that
on March 17 after, according told a sheriff's deputy that his Mr. Starling had "considerable
to Deputy Limbaugh's report, drinking buddy Mark Crews, swelling of the nose and left
he observed injuries on Bridget 25, took cocaine on March 16 cheek as well as a large cut over
Addington, 30, which were con- and repeatedly kicked him in his right eye which required
sistent with her accusation, the head. stitches." The police were un-
Deputy Limbaugh's report In a report filed by Deputy able to find Mr. Crews.
states that Ms. Addington told John Hardin, Mr. Starling says
her the two had been involved in that he and Mr. Crews spent a
a heated argument over a poten- the night of the 16th drinking
tial divorce. Ms. Addington al- together. According to Mr. Star-
leged her husband pushed her to ling, when the two went back
the ground, "got on top of her" to the house of Mr. Crews' girl- U
and started choking her. Deputy friend, he started doing cocaine.
Limbaugh says that he noticed According to Deputy Hardin's N
scratches on Ms. Addington's
neck and above her left eye.
Deputy Limbaugh's reportA
states that when he talked to Mr.
Addington, the husband denied Table Linens 8 Chair Covers
his wife's version of events and Column Sets Candelabras
called the situation a "conspira- is Ch
cy." Mr. Addington did, howev-
er, confess to picking up his .22 *FloralArrangements
caliber rifle and taking it outside, Chocolate Fountain
where he threw it on the roof of "M uch More
his house for safe-keeping. m2 .allttariisea.wM
Another domestic violence B 259-839? or 571-6620
incident allegedly occurred in
the Wal-Mart Supercenter park-
ing lot on March 15. According
to a report filed by Deputy Gar-
rett Bennett, Amanda Johnson,
22, of Macclenny accused her
husband William, 19, of steal- Cafe & Emporium
ing her car and pushing her iB*L *H
to the ground in the Wal-Mart
parking lot. Ms. Johnson told
Deputy Bennett that Mr. John- Serving Breakfast and Lunch Daily
son smelled of alcohol when he Monday Friday
stole her car keys, fended off her 6:30 am 2:00pm
attempts to get them back, got
into the passenger side of her car Saturday
and then drove off at break-neck 7:30 am 2:00 pm
Ms. Johnson told the deputy This Friday Night's Dinner
that she was standing in the jamb 5:30 pm 8:00 pm
of the door when Mr. Johnson S k D
started to drive; she states that Steak Dinner or
he pushed her out of the car. Grilled Chicken Alfredo
Deputy Randy Davis arrested
Mr. Johnson on the east side of
of SR 121. The deputy stated in

Cinderella didn't

lose anything she

couldn't get back the

next morning.

First Baptist Church of Glen St. Mary presents

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with guest speaker

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.

Talk to your daughter. Let her

know her true prince will wait.

- PARENTS, it's up to YOU to help them make the right decision when it

comes to sexual behavior and other healthy choices. Teens have places to go,

people to see...AND PLENTY OF TIME TO WAIT!


Baker / Nassau County Health Department
(9n-) ,9-25 1 52or (901 ) "Cl-'19

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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday March 22, 2007 Page 10

I ... .

BettyJo Bernhard

dies in Bradenton
Betty Jo Bernhard, 71, of Bra-
denton died Monday, March 19,
2007 at her residence. She was
born on February 4, 1936 in Pal-
metto, Fla.
to the late
Floyd and
Mae Oliver
White. She
was founder
and owner .
of several -.
businesses .-.' !."
throughout ,'
her life. She
was a mem- -~ .,-'.,,: :,
ber of Har- Ms. Bernhard
vest Chapel
Assembly of God. She enjoyed
playing the piano, singing gos-
pel music, reading, traveling,
and most of all she loved being
a taxi for her grandchildren and
enjoyed taking them shopping.
She is predeceased by her step-
father Bill Woodruff.
Survivors include her sons
Sgt. Joe Bernhard (Debbie) of
Bradenton, Lt. Mike Bernhard
(Teresa) and Commander Jeff
Bernhard (Tiffiany), both, of
Annapolis, MD; grandchildren
Richard, Tara, Kristin, Alex,
Patrick, Brooke, Fox, Madison,
Sydney, Caleb and Jacob; aunt
Juanita Knutsen of Macclenny;
numerous other family members
and cousins.
The funeral service was
Thursday, March 22, 2007 at
Harvest Chapel Assembly of
God with Pastor Brian Royer
officiating. Interment followed
at Skyway Memorial Gardens.
Local arrangements were under
the direction of V. Todd Fer-
reira Funeral Services. Other
arrangements were under the
direction of Brown and Son Fu-
neral Home.

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l First UnitedI


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


Henry Dell Combs,

worked as carpenter
Henry Dell Combs, 64, of
Glen St. Mary died Wednesday,
March 14,2007. Mr. Combs was
born in Sanderson on September
13, 1942 to the late Albert and
Louise Davis Combs. He served
in the United States Navy and
worked in the construction in-
dustry as a carpenter. He lived
in Baker County all of his life.
Henry attended Dinkins Church
and 'enjoyed hunting and fish-
Survivors include his wife
Beverly Combs of Glen St.
Mary; sons Christopher Combs
(Tammy) of Sanderson and
Traverse Combs of Glen St.
Mary; daughters Frannie Combs
of Glen St. Mary and Amanda
Combs of Jacksonville; grand-
children Courtney Combs,
Christy Combs, L. C. Chancey,
Mahaley Combs, Tory Haines,
Alexis Fennell and Destiney
The funeral service was
Friday, March 16, 2007 with
Pastor Eddie Sanders officiat-
ing. Interment followed at Cedar
Creek Cemetery. The arrange-
ments were under the direction
of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral

RevivalApril 4-6
Pine Grove Congregational
Methodist Church, CR 199,
Raiford will be having a revival
on April 4-6 beginning at 7:00
pm nightly. Rev. Fred Raulerson
will be the speaker for the reviv-
Homecoming will be Easter
Sunday, April 8. Morning ser-
vices will begin at 11:00 with a
covered dish lunch and Easter
Egg hunt immediately following
the Sunday morning service.
A business meeting for the
church cemeteryy willbbe held,at,
2:30 pm, at which time dona-
tions and annual fees will be
Everyone is invited to attend.

573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am
Fellowship 10:30 am 11:00am
SWorship Services
'11'nO m
... J bible .rin ,
-, pm
.I: I , M minister
S-: Sant F. Pitching


Joseph Harris, avid
stock car racing fan
Joseph Hardy Harris, 62, of
Glen St. Mary died March 13,
2007. He was born on May 7,
1944 in Jacksonville and resided
there until 2001 when he moved
to Glen St. Mary. He enjoyed
fishing, stock car racing during
the 1970s and 1980s, spending
time with his family, and was an
avid NASCAR racing fan. He is
predeceased by his father Nattie
Survivors include his wife
of 42 years, Gloria J. Harris of
Glen St. Mary; mother Alma
Louise Harris of Macclenny;
daughter Donna Jean Tanner
(Phillip) of Glen St. Mary; sis-
ters Virginia Kent (Walter) of
Wellborn, Laura Jean Anderson
(Sonny) and Mary Howell (Bo)
of Macclenny; grandchildren
April, Miranda, and Joseph
"Joe-Bob" Tanner; numerous
nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was
Friday, March 16 at the Christian
Fellowship Temple with pas-
tors Timmy and David Thomas
officiating. Interment followed
at Long Branch Cemetery in
Maxville. The arrangements
were under the direction of.V.
Todd Ferreira Funeral Services,

Expresses thanks
We would like to thank our
friends and community for the
prayers, flowers and food dur-
ing our time of sorrow. Our son,
Garrett Scott Harris, passed
away on February 14, 2007 in a
car accident. He is deeply loved
and missed by anyone that knew
We would like to thank V.
Todd Ferreira Funeral Services
for their dedication and care in
helping us prepare for our son's
funeral. The kind expressions
shown from all will never be

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

23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Services 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting 7:00 pm
Pastor J. C. Lauramore Welcomes All

Children's Church 9:30 am Kindergarten-12th Grade
Sunday School 9:30 am 28 W. Macclenny Ave., McKay Scholarships for
Located on Railroad Rd. in E.S.E. & I.E.P Students
Sunday Worship 10:30 am Mitowne Center behind WJXR E.S.E. & IEP. Students
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm "Home of the Eagles"
Wednesday Night 7:00 pm 259-1199 or 305-2131 Isaiah 40:31


dies March 14th
Everett Ray (Brownie)
Hodges 79, of Middleburg died
Wednesday, March 14, 2007 at
Orange Park .
Center. He
was born in
Macclenny '
on Decem- "f
ber 11, 1927
to the late
Robert and a
Hodges. He
is a U.S.
Army WW Mr. Hodges
II veteran. He retired from Mid-
State Steel and Wire in 1980 as
a galvanizer. He was a faithful
member of Christian Fellowship
Temple. He loved gardening,
traveling and yard work. He is
predeceased by his daughter;
Wanda Kay Hodges.
Survivors include his wife
of 58 years, Joyce Starling
Hodges of Middleburg; chil-
dren Glenn Hodges (Irene) and
Donald Hodges (Jackie) both of
Maxville, Brenda Farrell (John)
of Orange Park, Terry Bennett
of Macclenny and Carolyn
Jackson (John) of Jacksonville;
17 grandchildren and 27 great-
The funeral service was
Sunday March 18, 2007 at
Christian Fellowship Temple
with pastors David Thomas
and Timmy Thomas officiating.
Interment followed at Woodlawn
Cemetery. Arrangements were
under the direction of V. Todd
Ferreira Funeral Services.

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


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Siiund.a Schoul 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 ai.m
Wed. Nighi Bible Studys 7:00 p.m.
en 4' Sunday Night Serice 7:00 p.m.
\ idell Irf. I'illiams -Pastor /
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Timothy Kjeer

rites on March 24
Timothy (Tim) Kjeer, 37, died
Friday, March 16, 2007. He was
preceded in death by his father
Neil Kjeer, sister April Lynn
Kjeer and grandfathers Charles
Smith and Eton Kjeer.
Survivors include his lov-
ing wife, Mary; son Alexander;
daughter Megan; stepson Nolan
Webb; mother Annette Kjeer
Smith; best friend Gene Smith;
grandmothers Sarah Williams
and Loreen Kjeer; in-laws John
and Patricia Pataki; sister-in-law
Sharon Joslyn and many loving
relatives and friends.
The memorial service will be
held Saturday, March 24, 2007
at 11:00 am at Oak Crest United
Methodist Church, 5900 Ricker
Road, Jacksonville with Pastor
Jerry Carris officiating. The
family will receive friends prior
to the service from 10:00-11:00.
at the church.

We publish
obituaries & pictures


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

Come and magnify the Lord and worship with us
Glen Friendship Tabernacle
Clinton Ave. Glen St. Mary
WJXR Radio Service Sunday.... 8:30 am
Morning Worship Service...... 10:30 am
Children's Church ............ 11:30 am
Evangelistic ................. 6:00 pm
Bible Study (Wed.)............. 7:30 pm
Rev. Albert Starling Home: 259-3982 Church: 259-6521

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


Since 1965, Bill Guerry has been assisting families in
their most difficult time. Guerry Funeral Home is proud
to serve the people of Baker County.

SGierrv Funeral Honme....
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Independent Pentecostal Church
Seventh St. & Ohio Ave., Macclenny

Sunday School
Sunday Morning Worship
Sunday Evening Worship
Wednesday Night Service
Radio WJXR 92.1 Sunday


Youth Programs

Sunday School
Common Ground Sunday
Common Ground Wed. (Teens)
God Kids Sunday
God Kids Wednesday



Associate Pastor
Tim Thomas


Youth Pastor
Gary Cnrmmy

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William White Sr

dies in tractor mishap
MCPO William Daniel
White, Sr., 70, of Bryceville
died March 15, 2007 at his
home from injuries sustained in
a tractor accident. He was bor
July 3, 1936 in Columbus, MS,
the son of the late Alonzo C.
White and the former Florala W.
White. Mr. White enlisted in the
US Navy in 1953 at the age of
17. His career took him through
the ranks of Basic Seaman to
Senior Master Chief. He served
during the Korean and Vietnam
wars. He retired after 20 years of
dedicated service. After retire-
ment, Mr. White attended nurs-
ing school earning his associate
degree in nursing.
Survivors include his wife
of 48 years, Doris White; sons
Edward (Elizabeth), David
(Mary Ann), George (Terri) and
Alonzo (Debra); seven grand-
children; one brother and two
A graveside service was
held March 20 at Gethsemane
Memorial Gardens with Rev.
Richard Fish of Bryceville
Baptist Church, officiating.
Arrangements were under the
direction of R.V. Prestwood,

THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday March 22, 2007 Page 11

Top member


The newly announced Wom-
an of the Year for the Macclenny
Women's Club is Flo Holloway.
The club considers Ms. Hollo-
way to be one of its most inno-
vative and creative members, a
woman who is not afraid to try
new ideas, and yet, holds fast to
the tried and.true methods.
Ms. Holloway's largest com-
mitment is "Down Memory
Lane," a project passed down
from her mother, who started
it 30 years ago. Every Monday
morning, without exception, Ms.
Holloway and other women are
at the Macclenny nursing home
singing, dancing or reading to
the patients. The nurses say their
visits are invaluable.
Last November, Ms. Hol-
loway and her committee were
responsible for hosting the
Women's Club's monthly meet-
ing. They used a tailgate party
theme. Everyone who attended
had a great time cheering for
their favorite team.
Ms. Holloway is also deeply
involved in the Cancer Relay as
a member of a relay team. Each
squad is trying to earn money to
help fight cancer.
Ms. Holloway is presently
secretary of the Women's Club.
In the past, she has been a vice
president and membership
chairwoman. But beyond all
of that, club members say Ms.
Holloway is a class act and the
epitome of what they look for in
their organization.

Thanks for kindness
We would like to thank ev-
eryone for the acts of love and
kindness that was shown to us
during the loss of our mother,
Lois Milton. The food, cards,
flowers, visits and prayers have
encouraged us during our grief.
Special thanks to the staff of
Frank Wells Nursing Home for
the love and care they gave our

97th homecoming
Highland First Baptist Church
in Lawtey will be celebrating
their 97th anniversary Sunday,
March 25 at 11:00 am.
SGuest speaker is David Bur-
ton, Evangelist Director of the
FBC and special music by Re-
demption's Plan.
Dinner on the grounds will
follow the service. Everyone is
invited to attend.

Gospel sing
Road to Calvary Church,
comer of Stoddard & Madison,
Glen St. Mary, will have a gos-
pel sing on Friday, March 23 at
7:30 pm.
Come join the fun. Bring a
friend and have twice as much

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Where Everyone is Somebody and
Jesus is the Leader
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Pastor Rev. Ernie Terrell

Mt. Zion N.C.

Methodist Church
121 North t 259-4461
MIaccleriv, FL

Pastor Tili, Cheshire

Suridja'Sc h:ool 9 -45jr n

Sunid3, Morning Wor';rnip 11 00 ar
Sunday Evening Worship 6 00 pn'i
Wedinesd.jy Pry/er Serviie 7 00 pm

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Jesus answered. 'Verily, verily I
say unlo thee, except a man be
borrn of water and of Ihe Spirit.
he cannot enter into the king-
dorm ol God Jorin 5

PreK/K teachers treat students

to le rechauns on St. Patrick's

KELLEY LNNIGAN children's imagination (with a strings of green beads and citir
Press Staff wee bit of help from parents). facts about the country of Ir
The Wearing 0' the Green Most of the traps were made land, which the students learned
was in full force at the PreK/ from boxes and decorated with to locate on a map.
Kindergarten center February gold foil, green and gold glitter, "We can't believe how muc
16 as students sporting green felt green paint and cloth. All fea- the children got into this," sa:
bow ties had fun reading a series tured a trick door or window to teachers Kish and Bennett. "
of notes left in their classroom capture the greedy leprechaun really was a sort of last minu
by a mysterious leprechaun. lured inside by some form of ir- project, but it weht over great.
Look high and low resistible bait.
for a special treat Anastasia Keeney, who is of I
It's yours to eat Irish descent, created what she yp
because you are sweet. called a "humane" trap. The box
Kindergarten students from was raised on a stick covered Jiny
Jessica Kish and Simone Ben- with green garland and she used JMartin
nett's classes found gold choco- bright shiny pennies stuck to the

room. And when they followed One student put two-sided W 1 l ll
a yarn rainbow to its end on the sticky tape in the bottom of her
school grounds, they discovered trap and covered it with grass -
treasure. clippings and clover so the lep-
The pile of bright gold nug- rechaun's feet would get stuck lumn ) Service
gets was triumphantly brought and he'd be trapped.
back to the classroom while Popsicle sticks were used ,2"Wells
students chanted loudly and en- to build ladders for easy entry
thusiastically, as if they were at through tiny portals. A Lucky 838-3517
a football game: "We found the Charms cereal box was used by
gold! We found the gold!" one clever student in hopes of at- 266-4956
A long list of questions had tracing a hungry leprechaun.
been left for leprechauns earlier "I know I saw a leprechaun welldriller@bellsouth.net
in the week and was posted on and I almost caught one!" De-
the wall. The leprechauns wrote dared Christopher Collect. "I'm
their answers at night when no gonna make another trap at
one was around: home out of wood with a hinged
"Dear children, door and string. When he goes
Here are the answers to some in there, I'11 jerk the string and v
ofyour questions. We come from Bam! it'll shut and he'll be
the country of Ireland. We live trapped!"
in trees and under mushrooms No leprechauns were caught
and wear green because it is but a real live one suddenly
our lucky color and reminds us walked into the classroom. 0
of spring. Remember to look for James Croft of Olustee showed \ \ i
gold at the end of the rainbow up dressed accordingly and read
- The Leprechauns." the story The Leprechaun's Gold
The students gathered around by Pamela Duncan Edwards. -/
a table and pointed to suspicious The teachers were also in the -
markings. Small green foot- spirit, wearing green shirts and
prints stretched from one end of
the table to the next. J
"See," they said. "That lep- Sanderson'
rechaun sneaked in and forgot Congregational acly or not...
his shoes and walked around in
here." Holiness Church ,Here it comes!

In order to try to
elusive little green
the students designed
structed their own I
catchers which ca
shapes and sizes.
The traps Nere v
made and limited

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


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Saturday, March 24 /
Free Fish Fry 5:00 pm
1 featuring "The Finley Family"
i featuring "The Sounds of Joy"
Everyone is welcome.
stor Charles Anderson 259-6020


'Friend Suhdy '

Sunday, March 25
at 11:00 am

ie meet my friend Jesus"

Bob Reynolds

New Hope Church
23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.

There will be no Sunday evening service

March 25th.
We will be having morning worship only.

'f4e .M laq-arreys

2"ai a
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March 24
6:00 pm

Sanderson Christian Revival Center
CR 229 & Sapp Rd (I-10, exit 327, 5 miles south on 229)
Pastor Duwayne Bridges
(386) 965-0127


110 South 5th St., Macclenny
Mastercard & Visa Accepted

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 & GAFLS35BO9805HH21
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.
CASE NO.: 02-2007-CP-0020
IN RE: The Estate .of:

(One PR)
The administration of the estate of Michael
Glen'Johnson'deceased, File Number 02-2007-
CP-0020, 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 person 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 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 22, 2007.

Tommy Johnson
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

The Baker County District School Board will
hold the following public hearing on Monday, April
23, 2007, in the Baxter Volunteer Fire Station #60
located at 27310 CR 127, Baxter, Florida, begin-
ning at 6:30 pm.
Approval of: Revised School Board policies.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
The documents will be available for preview at the
Baker County School Board office located at 392
South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Florida begin-
ning March 21, 2007.

Don't go it alone

The Baker County

Cancer Support Group
First Thursday of month
7:00 pm
Baker County Health

the holder of the following certificate, has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property and the names in which
it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate Number: 03-00200
Year of issuance: 2003
Description of property: 02-3S-20-0000-0000-
0680. Commence at the SE corner of Section 2,
Township 3 South, Range 20 East, and run South
89 deg. 38' West 548.68 feet to the West line of
State Road S-229 thence North 12 deg. 54 min
West along said Road 452 feet thence South 89
deg. 33' West 357.96 feet to Point of Beginning
and run thence South 5 deg. 22' East 210 feet
thence South 89 deg. 33' West 210 feet thence
North 5 deg. 22' West 210 feet thence North 89
deg. 33' East 210.feet to the Point of Beginning.
Being a part of the SE/4 of the SE/4 of Section 2,
TWP 3 South, Range 20 East.
Names in which assessed: Nathaniel Copeland
All of said property being in the County of
Baker, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate or certificate shall be
redeemed according to the law, the property de:
scribed herein will be sold to the highest bidder at
the front door of the Baker County courthouse, 339
E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida on May
17, 2007, at 11:00 am.
Dated this 13th day of March, 2007.
Al Fraser
Clerk of Court
Baker County, Florida
By Bonnie M. Palleshi
As Deputy Clerk
the holder of the following certificate, has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and. year of issuance, the
description of the property and the names in which
it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate Number: 01-00081
Year of issuance: 2001
Description of property: 29-1S-20-0036-0401-
0120. Lot 12, Section "A", Block "D", a part of
Yarborough Sportsman Park, as per recorded in
official Record Book 1, pages 680, 680-A, 681 and
681A, Official Records of Baker County, Florida.
Names in which assessed: David Franks
All of said property being in the County of
Baker, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate or certificates shall be
redeemed according to the law, the property de-
scribed herein will be sold to the highest bidder at
the front door of the Baker County courthouse, 339
E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida on May
17, 2007, at 11:00 am.
Dated this 13th day of March 2007.
Al Fraser
Clerk of Court
Baker County, Florida
By Bonnie M. Palleshi
As Deputy Clerk

the holder of the following certificate, has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property and the runmr: ,,n n r.:
it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate Number: 03-00192
'""Year of issuaiff~"2003-" -
Description of property: 02-3S-0000-0000-
0361. North Y of the following described property:
Commencing at the intersection of the West line of
the .Sanderson -West Taylor Road and the South
line of the S12 of SE1 of Section 2 in Township
3 South of Range 20 East and run South 88 15"
West 2016 feet and then run North 3* 45" East
950 feet for a place of beginning of the lot herein
conveyed; then run North 211 feet, then run East
207 feet, then run South 211 feet and then run
West 207 feet to place of beginning. Containing 1
acre more or less.
Names in which assessed: Lavema Dolison.
All of said property being in the County of
Baker, State of Florida.
.Unless such certificate or certificates shall be
redeemed according to the law, the property de-
scribed herein will be sold to the highest bidder at
the front door of the Baker County courthouse, 339
E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida on May
17, 2007, at 11:00 am.
Dated this 13th day of March, 2007.
Clerk of Court
Baker County, Florida
By Bonnie M. Palleshi
As Deputy Clerk

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to
a Writ of.Execution issued in the Circuit Court of
Baker County, Florida on the 8th day of February,
2007, in the cause whereinAsset Acceptance LLC,
was plaintiff and Joseph C. Johnson, was defen-
dant, being Case No. 06-CA-60 in said Court.
I, Joey B. Dobson as Sheriff of Baker County,
Florida, have levied upon all the right, title, and in-
terest of the defendant Calvin C. Johnson, in and to
the following described property, to wit:
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche, VIN #3GNEK-
13T53G133257 (Note: Anyone interested
in viewing the vehicle being sold may do
so prior to the time of the sale at Glen's
Wrecker Service located at 10561 Miracle
Lane, Macclenny, Fl.)
I shall offer this. property for sale, at the front
entrance of the Baker County Courthouse, 339 E.
Macclenny Avenue in Macclenny, FL, County of
Baker, State of Florida, on April 24, 2007 at the
hour of 11:00 am, or as soon thereafter as pos-
sible. I will offer for sale all of defendant, Joseph
C. Johnson's right, title and interest in aforesaid
property, at public auction and will sell the same,
subject to taxes, all prior liens, encumbrances and
judgements, if any, to the highest and best bidder
for cash in hand. The proceeds to be applied as far
as may be to the payment of costs and the satis-
faction of the above described execution. (NOTE:
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities
Act, person with disabilities needing special ac-
commodation to participate in this proceeding
should contact the Baker County Sheriff's Office at
904-259-0245 prior to the date of the sale.)
Joey B. Dobson Sheriff
Baker County, Florida
By: Pamela L. Davis
Civil Process Deputy

Registration of Fictitious Names
I, the undersigned; being duly sworn, do here-
by declare under oath that the names of all persons
interested in the business or profession carried on
under the name of Deborah's Catering, 420 S. 7th
St., Macclenny, FL 32063 and the extent of the
interest of each is as follows:
Deborah Griffin 100%
Deborah Griffin
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 15th
day of March, 2007.
Al Fraser
Clerk of Court
Baker County, Florida
By: Bonnie M. Palleshi
As Deputy Clerk

THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday March 22, 2007 Page 12

Lady Wildcats shock Flashes in

11-3 pasting, squeak by Bulldogs

The Lady Wildcat softball
team and the Suwannee County
Bulldogs had a titanic battle on
Thursday in Live Oak. The Cats
won 2-1 in a match where all the
scoring took place in one exciting
The Lady Cats and the Bull-
dogs had two scoreless innings to
start the game. For BCHS it was
a frustrating opening. The Cats hit
the ball well and moved girls into
scoring position, but the Live Oak
defense stiffened and BCHS went
down with the bases loaded.
Suwannee had similar ill luck
in the second inning. The Bull-
dogs put two of their first three
batters on base, but Tiffany Smith
struck out two to leave them
All the scoring came in the
third inning. Jessi Nunn cracked
a double to get things going in the
top half of the inning. She could
have strolled home when Ashley
Holton cracked a triple deep into
the outfield.
Holton came home to finish
off the scoring on a Cami Craig
single. The Bulldogs got a double
and a pair of singles to score their
only run of the night.
From that point on the Wildcat
defense did a great job of shutting
down the home team. Smith man-
aged five strikeouts in a 3-hit ef-
fort. Holton went 2-3 to lead the
The Wildcats got off to an
outstanding start on a dark and
cloudy Friday afternoon, scoring
four runs in the first inning on
their way to an 11-3 shellacking
of Hilliard.
After Smith shut down the side,
three up, three down, the Wild-


ur straight last week

4ildcats sweet

with strongpi

The Wildcat baseball team is
on a roll, winning all four of their
games this past week. The sweep
moved their overall record to 11-
3 and 5-1 in the district.
Coach John Staples has noth-
ing but high praise for the pitch-
ing staff. Two weeks ago, he chal-
lenged the middle of his rotation
to step up their performance and
they have responded. The pitch-
ers have allowed only one earned
run in 35 innings since then.
The Wildcats used a trio of
pitchers in an 8-2 victory over PK
Yonge Monday at home. Jarrell
Rodgers, Tyler Thomas and Kyle
Kennedy combined for the win.
Rodgers ran his record to an im-
pressive 5-0 on the season.
The Wildcats had a rocky patch
defensively. Chad Schroeer was
out with an injury and the team
suffered with his absence.
Adam Lewis continued to
swing the bat with authority, col-
lecting three RBIs to lead the
Cats. Lewis was hitting the long
ball against Yonge, cracking a
pair of triples. Kirk High and Rob
Kirkland had a pair of hits and

High added two RBIs.
"It was nice to win against a
team I used to coach," said John
Staples. "All three pitchers did
well and pitched through some
horrendous defense."
Dustin Rowe pitched seven
strong innings to shut out the
Branford Buccaneers 2-0 Tuesday
in Branford. Rowe struck out nine
and allowed only two hits that af-
ternoon. Lewis belted a home run
to lead the hitting.
"If Rowe had not done the job
he did it would have been a disap-
pointing ride home," said Staples.
"This was a lesson in not letting
lesser teams hang around in a
The Cats picked up a 7-1 win
over Ridgeview on Thursday in a
big district matchup on the road.
Bobby Dugard struck out five
batters to lead the defense. Kelly
Davis cracked a big home run into
the trees in left field to lead the at-
tack. The four bagger as well as a
key single, gave Davis 4 RBIs.
Kirk High hit a pair of doubles
and Schroeer stroked his first
home run of the year. Dugard's

Cats slam Union, fall to Tigers

Bridgett Williams tagged out at home.

cats exploded in the bottom of the
first inning. Bridget Williams and
Nunn singled and Holton moved
them along. Craig singled and
Williams and Nunn raced home.
Kristin Wilkinson singled and
advanced to second on an error.
Brittany Hansen singled to bring
in Craig and move Wilkinson to
third, then Wilkinson scored on a
throwing error.
From there on out the Cats
scored in every inning except the
'seventh. Williams scored in the
.second and Holton in the third.
Williams again touched home in

the fourth and Hansen in the fifth.
Smith scored in the sixth.
The Flashes got a run in the
third and two more in the sixth to
cap the scoring.
The Cats scattered 15 hits that
evening. The top hitters were
Williams, Nunn and Craig, who
went 2-3 and Hansen, who was
2-4. Williams, Holton, Smith and
Heather High doubled and Han-
sen tripled.
The Cats will host Clay Coun-
ty onw Friday at 6:00 pm at the
softball complex.

Jared Sharman bench presses during last week's quad-meet at the BCHS gym

Cats lift past 3 squads; set records

Four Wildcat weight lifters
shattered school records as Baker
High won an important quad-
meet on Thursday at the BCHS
gym. The lifters scored 59 points,
bettering Nease (37), Columbia
(34) and Suwannee (29).
Coach Bobby Johns was point-
ing toward a good showing in the
meet since the Wildcats were
coming up against some quality
weight lifters.
Five Cat lifters took first place.
Ryan Young broke his own school
record in the clean and jerk with
a 195 lift and a 385 total. Shan-
dale Lee scored 540 to take a first
place. Lucious Lee's total of 680
was a record. Thomas Braddy set
a record of 305 in the clean and
jerk and a 625 total and Chaz
Johns lifted 345 in the clean and
a 745 record total.
In the 129 class, Justin Tran
took a second place while third
places went to John King, Calvin
Hawkins, Brandon Lucas, Greg
Williams, Garrett Mobley, Blake

Yarbrough and Lee Taylor.
Thirteen of fifteen lifters
qualified to advance to the sec-
tional finals on April 4th with an
outstanding showing in the sec-
tionals on Monday at Keystone
Heights. Young, Tran, Lucas,
Williams, Lee, Mobley, Lucious
Lee, Braddy, Hank Farmer, Johns,

Yarbrough, Lee Taylor and Ethan
Munson all qualified.
The final regular season meet is
next Wednesday at home against
Hamilton County at 4 pm in the
BCHS gym.

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The Baker Highboys' and girls'
tennis teams split with neighbor-
ing counties in net play this week,
defeating Union County in easy
fashion but falling to Columbia
High in a tight match.
The boys stopped Union
County 6-1 on the road and the
girls beat the Tigers 5-2 on Thurs-
day. Both squads played well in
the wins.
Micah Cranford lost 6-8 in the
number one seed. Lew Boyette
got the first win for the boys with
an 8-1 victory.
Dylan Gerard shut out his op-
ponent 8-0 in the number three
slot. Matt Davis lost 6-8 in a close
atitch, but Spencer Norman-Ge-
rard won in an 8-0 shut out.
Cranford and Jason Roberts
won the number one doubles 8-1.
Gerard and Boyette blanked the
Tigers 8-0'
Shea Raulerson and Alex Go-
tay won their singles matches 8-0
and Bethany Belleville won 8-4.
Number four seed Carisa Ward
got her first career singles win
with an 8-2 victory over her Tiger
Raulerson and Gotay and Bel-
leville and Ward both won 8-0 in
The Wildcats had a tougher
time at home versus Columbia
High. They showed a lot of im-
provement over last year's de-
cisive CHS Tiger win, but still
couldn't notch a victory.
The boys lost 2-3 with two
matches in play when the rain
kicked in. The girls lost 2-3 with
a game in play.
Cranford and Gerard both fell
3-8. Boyette and Davis won in
very tight matches. Boyette won
8-6 and Davis 9-7. Norman-Ge-
rard lost 3-8. Cranford and Rob-
erts were trailing 4-7 when the
rain set in, but Gerard and Boy-
ette were up 6-1 when the match

Matt Davis slams a serve in his win over the Columbia Tigers

was called.
Raulerson and Gotay both lost
2-8. Belleville won 8-6 and Ward
lost 1-8. Raulerson and Gotay
won 8-4 in doubles. Belleville and
Ward were trailing in a very close
match 5-6 when the rain hit.
"Columbia has always fielded
excellent boys' and girls' teams
and this is another great test for
our team to play against good tal-
ent," said Coach Chris Armoreda.
"With talented teams you have to

jump on them from the start. We
need our 1's and 2's to set the tone
early so the rest of the team can
rally around them and their effort.
This is critical going into the dis-
trict tournament."
The team will travel to Brad-
ford County on Thursday to take
on the Tornadoes at 3:30 pm.

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tent batting

record stands at 3-1.
"Doogie pitched through the
adversity of an umpire with a
very tight strike zone," comment-
ed Staples. "Schroeer ignited the
bats with his 7th inning lead off
home run and Davis came up big
later in the inning."
Jarrell Rodgers pitched seven
innings of shut-out baseball and
improved his record to 7-0 as the
Cats defeated Bradford County
in Starke in a make-up game.
Rodgers allowed just four hits
and struck out nine batters. Davis
homered for the second night in
the row and collected a trio RBIs.
High added a pair of hits and a
run batted in.
"Jarrell dominated even though
he didn't have his good velocity,"
said Staples. "Davis and High
had a heck of a week swinging
the bats."
The Cats will travel to Fernan-
dina this week to take on some
stiff competition in the Pirate

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Dining room table, medium oak, two
armchairs, four standard chairs, pedes-
tal style, $400. 259-5217. 3/22p

King pillowtop, new with warranty,
$289, can deliver. 904-391-0015.

2004 Triton 186 with 2 depth finders,
trolling motor, 2004 140XR6 Mercury
motor & 2004 Triton trailer with spare
tire & tongue jack. Boat has been ga-
rage kept with less than 24 hours on
motor. Asking $16,500. Call 259-3669
or 568-0141 after 6:00 pm. 3/22p
White wedding gown, size 10, 6 ft.
train, beautiful, $200; royal blueftight
fit, spaghetti strap prom dress, $75.
259-9066. 3/22p
Visit The Franklin Mercantile, we have
an amazing array of antiques, collect-
ibles and home accessories in a charm-
ing, historic landmark. Call 259-6040.
17' Chris Craft Bowrider, galvanized
trailer, 115 Evinrude outboard, depth/
fish finder, trolling motor. Asking $7800
payoff amount. 904-207-4829. 3/22p
Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece,
excellent condition. Southern Charm
259-4140. 12/9tfc
Bed, beautiful temp-pedic memory
foam mattress & boxsprings, new in
plastic, with warranty, retail $950, must
sell $379, can deliver. 904-858-9350.
2000 Ford tractor, diesel, with mower,
$4500 OBO. 259-7427. 3/22p
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
Antique breakfront buffet, breakfront
china cabinet, buffet, all mahogany, can
be seen at Southern Charm. 259-4140.

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1991 Buick Regal Grand Sport, around
50,000 miles on engine and transmis-
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. $1500. 653-1058. 3/22p
1995 Dodge Ram, loaded, V8, A/C, 5
speed, tilt, cruise control, 150k miles,
$3000. 653-1078. 3/15-22p
1995 Ford F350 XL, power stroke, f6ur
door, 7.3 liter diesel, dual axle, manual
outriggers, tool body bed, electric over-
head boom lift, good running truck,
$5000. 275-2372 day or 275-2079
night. 3/22-29p

2000 Honda Prelude, 124k miles, good
condition, automatic, loaded, silver &
blue, $9300. 904-982-1541. 3/22-29p

1983 Buick Park Avenue, runs but
needs some work, $400 OBO. 653-
1848. 3/22p
1995 Honda Accord, A/C, loaded,
$1500. 904-591-2916. 3/22p
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4x4, white, 4
door, clean, excellent condition, 93,000
milles, $7500: 259-4569. '3/22p
1994 Dodge'Raim 250 van, 41,000
original miles, A/C, cruise control,
loaded, ladderack, nice work truck or
camper, $3200 OBO. 259-6799. 3/22p
Truck parts. 1989 Ford 150 motor, rear
end transmission, bed or body; $300.
504-2620. 3/22p
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix, automatic,
loaded, 120k miles, great condition,
$4500. 275-2668. 3/22c

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Top money paid for junk and vehicles.
259-4952 or 904-222-4535 cell.
Baton lessons. 1-3 students, ages.
5+up. 259-0527. 3/22p
Now accepting antique furniture on
consignment. Pieces have to be in good
condition. Call Karin at Southern Charm
259-4140. 2/13tfc
Do you have a junk car or truck you
want hauled off or to sell? 259-7968.

Female boxer puppy, $350, 11 weeks,
up-to-date on shots. 259-2419. 3/22p
Yorkies. 1 female, 1 male, 4 months
old, registered, $600 each. Call 275-
3079. 3/22p
Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $50 boarding fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc
AKC registered Lab puppies, yellow,
male & females, taking deposits. 259-

Keys left at Press office on Wednesday
March 14th. 259-2400.

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Three dump truck drivers needed with
asphalt experience, $13/hour to start.
904-334-8739. 3/15-4/5p
Help wanted. Hours Monday-Saturday.
Apply in person at Thrift Log Homes,
SR 121 N. 259-2900. 3/22c
RN/LPN. Two full time positions 7:00
pm-7:00 am; one part time posi-
tion, evy otherr 'weekend:' Apply at
Macclenny Nursing & Rehab,' 755 S.
5th St. Ask for Becky or Sharon.
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA).
Northeast Florida State Hospital
(NEFSH), a Governor's Sterling Award
Recipient, irr 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
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Friday 8:00 am-3:00 pm, 125 between Hwy 90

and 1-10. Little bit of everything. 3 families.
Friday & Saturday 9:00 am-?. 5141 Buck Rowe Rd, Macclenny.
Everything must go. Will sell individually or stuff a bag prices. Some
furniture, lots of household items. Estate sale.
Friday & Saturday, Hwy 90, north on Lowder 3 miles, left on Harry
Rewis Rd. Everything must go. Huge moving sale.
Friday & Saturday 9:00 am-2:00 pm, 14394 Bob Burnsed Rd. Furni-
lure. dirt bike, pictures, clothes, odds & ends. Rain cancels.
Saturday 8:00 am-?, 716 Long Drive. Girl's clothes 7-12, boys sizes
8-12, women 16-20. lots of other stuff.
Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 pm, 707 N. 6th ST. (121 N.) Clothes, games,
etc. 1/2 proceeds benefit Seab Rhoden family.

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.
Northeast Florida State Hospital, a
Governor's Sterling award winner is
currently seeking to fill Human Services
Counselor III (social worker) position.
Selected applicants will be hired as
county employees, eligible for county
,benefits. however ihe physical location
of employment will be onsite at NEFSH,
S6iated"7'487 S. SR 12'1, Maccdlniy'iFL
32063, 904-259-6211, fax #259-7101.
Salary information, applications and
position information (class specifica-
tions and position descriptions) are
available at NEFSH, Human Resources,
Administration Building at the address
listed above., Please contact Terri Ruis,
ext. 1129, if further information is
needed. This position will be posted in
accordance with Baker County posting
requirements for a period of 14 days
beginning Monday, March 19, 2007 and
closing Monday, April 2, 2007. Faxed
resumes will be accepted and an appli-
cation and position information mailed
upon receipt of confirmed fax. Note:
Applications cannot be considered after
the closing date. 3/22-29c

Building products industry seeks an
ambitious, energetic,, mechanically
inclined person for Sawmill Supervisor
trainee position. Prefer 2 year degree.
We are an EECC, drug free workplace.
We offer ,401k, health/dental/life insur-
ance, paid holidays and vacation. Apply
at Gilman Building Products, CR 218,
Maxville, FL. or fax resume to 904-289-
7736. 3/22-4/19c
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. 3/22p
A Touch of Grass Lawn Service needs
experienced full time lawn maintenance
worker with valid Florida drivers license.
259-7335. .3/23tfc
Utility worker for Baker County Road
Department. Applications will be
accepted until the positions are filled
for two utility workers at the Road
Department. This is moderately heavy
work in routine road maintenance.
Applicants must have reliable trans-
portation and be able to work flexible
hours when needed. Applications and
job requirements may be obtained from
the local Work Source office located at
1184 S. 6th St., (Cornerstone Shopping
Center), Macclenny, FI., Monday-Friday
8:00 am-5:00 pm. The Baker County
Board of Commissioners reserve the
right to reject any and-all applications.
Sitter needed for elderly person, 2-3
days per week. 259-8114. 3/22p

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

OWNER FINANCING- Investment opportunity! Restaurant building
and land across street from courthouse. The building is currently rented to
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 front feet on US
Hwy 90 and approximately 205' on Third St. Sale includes building, land
and equipment listed on original rental agreement.
New vinyl siding hoe M Darage and porch. Master
suite with walk-in close storiess, tub and shower.
Central heat and air. Affo n Pr a e l
New Listing 3 BR, 2 ~ s. Totally remodeled with
personality New hardy pi I 'U l of and lots of ceramic tile.
Located I mile south of I- .on I.0,.
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
Acreage 2.57 acres in good location on Southern States Nursery Road.
Zoned for homes or mobile homes. Several nice homes in the area. land is
partially cleared and has well, septic tank and electric hookups. Owner's
are presently living in a SW MH on the property but this MH can be moved
off after new home is built or a new MH is installed. Must see to appreciate.

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Cashier needed, must have experience.
Apply in person at Moody's Chevron,
453 W. Macclenny Ave. 3/22c
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, hillman, pipelayers,
laborers, experience required. Apply in
person at Earthworks, 11932 N State
Road 121, Macclenny. 3/ltfc
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.
Pier 6 Seafood now accepting applica-
tions for all positions. 259-6123.
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-
ityto 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

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 Satus or
n-iinal 1rlgin, oran intention, to -na-e any
isun prefrr,,r, limitation or disri rrmnir
tlon Famlliji3 sju5 include children undceP.""".
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
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. 3/1tfc

2 BR, 2 BA doublewide on 3 fenced
acre off Woodlawn Road, den, all elec-
tric, $45,000. 259-9200 or 904-674-
8929. 3/22p
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
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
New 1800+ SF brick home on 2Y2 acres,
3 BR, 2 BA, porches, county living,
$230,000 +/-. 259-7572 or 904-591-
2588. 3/15-22p
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. 3/22p
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.
FSBO. 10+ acres in desired rural subdi-
vision, $225,000. 537-6612. 3/22-29p
Bryceville. 28+/- acres, zoned build-
able for 2 lots, $300,000. 904-483-7617
or 509-7269. 2/22-3/22p
10 acres, will; divide, 2 mobile homes,
highway frontage, hayfield, large oaks,
around $180,000. 653-1656 leave mes-
sage. 3/22p
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. 3/1tfc
5 acres near Dollywood, big barn,
beautiful view, $75,000. 904-334-8904.
/2 acre on 12f South, zoned mobile
or conventional home, $49,500. 838-
0035. 3/8tfc

FSBO. 2 acres, 3 BR, 2 BA doublewide,
zoned for 2, near city limits, $110,000.
904-653-1656 leave message. 3/22p

% acre lot, houses only, corner of
Westside and Madison in Glen St. Mary,
$45,900.219-0480. 3/1tfc
17.78 acres in 2 parcels, 1 mile north
of Sanderson on CR 229. Will divide,
$200,000 for all. Owner financing avail-
able. 3/15tfcc

3 BR, 1 BA home on..5 acre in Macclenny.
All electric appliances, $1700 security
deposit, $850/month. Please call 259-
3343 weekdays between 9:00 am-5:00
pm. 3/22tfc
Mobile homes, 2 and 3 BR, A/C, no
pets, $500-$550 plus deposit. 904-860-
4604. 3/17tfc
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, no pets, gar-
bage pickup, sewer, water & lawn main-.
tenance provided, $600/month,. $600
deposit: 912-843-8118. 2/15tfc
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


Over the road drivers needed.
New trucks with ThermoKing APU's, 1800 watt inverters, top of the liie
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
years experience.
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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
Executive home, 4 BR, 2Y 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

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.

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. 3/1-3/29p
1984 mobile home, 3 BR, 1 BA, $4000.
Call 275-3377 for more details. 3/22p
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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Baldwin Area

Class "D" License required

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Dispatcher Needed:
Hours 6:00 am 4:00 pm,
Good Benefits
Located: 4154 SW State
Road 121,
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Send Resume:
E-mail: belindamidfla@
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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.
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Call: 1-866-PGT-FLAT

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.

* Plowing/Tilling

* Box Blade

* Bush Hog

* Light Clearing

* Culverts

* Driveways

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Utilities, Inc. .

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

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

parcel, high level lot, close to front of
subdivision, zoned for horses. Your dream!
MLS#357359, $108,000

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, $194,900

ALL BRICK 3BR/1 BA on large city lot,
newer roof, fresh paint inside, central
heat/ac, fenced back yard'& workshop.
MLS#350781, $160,000

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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Director, Employ Florida Banner
Center of Logistics & Distribution
Grant Funded Position
Direct all functions of the Banner Center;
maintain rapport with industry; fundraising;
develop industry training and education
programs; maintain industry advisory
committee; planning and supervision.
Bachelor degree with five years experience
in teaching or management of workforce
programs. Master's degree preferred.
Salary: $45,000 annually plus benefits
Deadline for applications:
April 25, 2007
Director, Nursing Programs
Responsible for development and
maintenance of an environment conducive
to the teaching learning process.Establishes
clinical sites and acts as liaison with
Board of Nursing. Supervises all Nursing
programs develops budgets and schedules.
Bachelor's degree in Nursing and Master's
or Doctorate in Nursing.
Salary: Based on degree & experience
Deadline for applications:
Open until filled
College application.and copies of
transcripts required. Position details
and application available on the web
at: www.lakecitycc.edu
Human Resource Development
Lake City Community College
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: (386) 754-4314
Fax: (386) 754-4594
E-mail: boettcherg@lakecitycc.edu
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* 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
cifuentesp@lakecitycc edu
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. -
Nutrition 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 &

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MLS#341513, $49,900
acre w/privacy fence, 3 yr roof, storage building,
& large backyard. Immaculate! MLS#346143,
ROOM TO ROAM! On this 4.8 acres, 2,500
sq ft cedar home w/in-law suite. A Must See!
MLS#354214, $339,900

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,

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

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 MacClennyapprox
1.5 acres w/over 1,800 sq ft in good
location. MLS#344923, $249,999

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

A GREAT GET-AWAY Need a haven for
you & your family? This is it! Must see to
appreciate. MLS#358159, $175,000

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

THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday March 22, 2007 Page 15

Gators hang tough inNCAA

despite some shakfirst halves
The Florida Gators managed
to make it to the Sweet 16, but in AT
typical Gator fashion they kept their
fans on the edge of their seats. For
the first half of their opening round ROBERT GERARD
game versus Jackson State last -- -
week, it looked as if the minnows were going to shock the big fish.
Jackson State surprised the Gators with its speed and tenacity. The
Gators were not shooting well in the first half, allowing the Tigers to stay
close and even take the lead.
However, Coach Billy Donovan's team didn't get to be the national
champions by laying down and playing dead when things don't go their
way. They came out of the locker room fired up and operating on all
cylinders and raced away from Jackson State.
The second half was a blowout, with Florida beating the Tigers 112-
69. It was an impressive performance.
The Gators next took on the Purdue Boilermakers on Sunday. Purdue
proved to be a much tougher opponent, as expected. The Boilermakers
actually controlled the tempo of the game, rebounded effectively and
kept it close before falling 74-67.
It was an eye-opener for the champs and should demonstrate what
they already know, that anybody can beat anybody in the tournament.
Granted, there aren't many Cinderellas left at this ball. Winthrop fell,
Xavier fell and VCU fell.
Butler, Florida's next opponent, defeated mighty Maryland. It could
be interesting for the Gators, but their experience proved to be the decid-
ing factor on Sunday andAl Horford and company will need that against
Butler. Horsford had 17 points against the Boilermakers, and he will
need to be just as hardened next weekend.
It's been a very entertaining tournament so far. Though there haven't
been a lot of shockers, there have been very exciting games. The Xavier-
Ohio State game was a nail-biter. Xavier, a small college in Cincinnati,
gave the Buckeyes all they could handle. They could have won the game
but they let Ron Lewis, who had been shooting the eyes out of the bas-
ket, have the ball with two seconds left. Lewis nailed a three-pointer to
tie the game. After that, the game was as good as over. Ohio State con-
trolled the overtime and Xavier saw its dreams shattered.
I'm excited about seeing the remainder of the tournament. I am hope-
ful for Gators, but there are a lot of teams that look poised for the final
four: Kansas was powerful, Southern Illinois looks impressive, and I
wouldn't count out North Carolina or surprising Oregon.

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Aspiring author releases 2nd novel

Press Staff
When Felicia Williams was
growing up in Baker County she
always had the desire to express
her thoughts and feelings on pa-
"Even back in seventh grade,
I thought I might become a pro-
fessional script writer for comic
books," says Ms. Williams, a 28-
year-old mother of two young
sons who resides in Margaretta.
"I was always creating my own
stories and putting them in a
cartoon format."
Ms. Williams says most peo-
ple she knows are unaware that,
she had this desire to write. She
wrote mostly for herself and even
her parents and teachers never
knew of her urge to put thoughts
into writing because she consid-
ered it a private matter and kept
it to herself.
Yet, the drive to write was
always present. Impressed with
the work of authors such as Terri
McMillan, who wrote the best-
selling novel How Stella Got
Her Groove Back, she decided
to try writing a book herself.
By 2005, she had a working
manuscript underway, and sub-
mitted a query to Trafford Pub-
lishing, a Canadian publisher
she located on the Internet.
According to Ms. Williams,

Trafford contacted her and ex-
pressed interest in the story. The
story was later published under
the title of Curious.
Trafford's website plugs Curi-
ous as: "a raw, on-the-edge novel
about a young lady who fanta-
sizes about a man she knows is
wrong for her."
Ms. Williams held a book
signing in March of 2006 to
promote the book at the Dollar
General Store in Glen St. Mary
and sold 40 copies, netting
nearly $600 dollars. The feed-
back she received from readers
was encouraging. The first-time
author felt this was a good sign.
She had been nervous about
public reception, but now felt the
incentive to start working on a
second novel.
Ms. Williams just received
a hardbound final draft version
of her new novel Which One
To Love, published by Author-
She is excited and pleased
about this latest development in
her writing endeavors and actu-
ally posed as one of the models
for the book's cover graphic.
Which One To Love tells the
stoiy of a woman in love with
two men at the same time and
the pitfalls and challenges such.
a situation can present.
"I tried to come up with


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themes people could relate to
out of their own experience for
each book," says Ms. Williams.
She has submitted the book
to the Oprah Show, because of
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showcasing new authors, and is
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"Companies like Author-
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The author plans to announce
another book signing for the
second novel in the near future.
That event will probably also
be held at the Dollar General in
Glen St. Mary.
When asked about her hopes
for the future,- Ms. Williams
smiles and declares: "I want to
be the next Terri MacMillian!"

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