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Title: The Baker County press
Uniform Title: Baker County press (Macclenny, Fla. 1929)
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Place of Publication: Macclenny Fla
Creation Date: April 19, 2007
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS


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77th Year, Vol. 51 Thursday, April 19, 2007 Macclenny, Florida 50O


Weekend of wind and fire


First it was the wind.
Then it was the fire.
Then it was the wind again.
Nature pretty much had her
way over northeast Florida last
weekend, though not nearly with
the fury as in parts of the Middle
South and Northeast.
The wind picked up at midday
Saturday, just before a woods
fire sprang to life near Folsom
and Cow Pen roads west of Glen
St. Mary.
County fire departments were
joined by units from Macclenny
and Jacksonville, the Division of
Forestry and US Forest Service
containing it over 200-acres.
Equipment ranged from tractors
to helicopters and a skeleton
crew had to watch over the
dry terrain through the night
until rain showers in the pre-
dawn hours of Sunday brought
welcome relief.
With the rain came higher
winds, and a tornado that
packed winds of 120 mph and
roard eastbound through a
swath north of thinly populated
Baxter in north Baker County.
It devastated several buildings
on the 80-acre farm of Lacy
and Debbie Crews, but left their
home relatively untouched. The
National Weather Service said
the twister cut a path 300 yards
wide and two miles long to east
of the Moccasin Creek Circle.
The fire line stopped just south
of Willie Griffis Road, and fire
officials say the rain did little to
relieve a drought. Fire danger is
still very high.


County


will ive


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skatepark

BY ANDREW BARE
Press Staff
The City of Macclenny last
week gave health department
director Kerry Dunlavey a re-
luctant thumbs down, but the
night of April 16, the Baker
County Commission enthusi-
astically, supported building a
skate park on county property.
By unanimous consent the
commission gave Ms. Dun-
leavy the go-ahead to lay
down a 60 X 120 feet'slab of
concrete to be used as a skat-
ing center on the department's
property off Lowder St. in the
south city. Because the depart-
ment is located on county land,
the commission's approval was
necessary.
"Over and over again in our
community assessments we
see the need for activities," Ms.
(See page 2)


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BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Press Staff
For 95 year old Nellie Farris
of Macclenny, April means two
things: spring has come and her
very special rose bush will be
blooming with the delicate pink
blossoms she has always loved.
"There is a wonderful story
about this rose," Nellie says.
"Its roots go all the way back
to France at the turn of the cen-
tury."
She loves to tell the story of
what she refers to as "Momma's
rose."
According to Ms. Farris, a
gentleman named Victor Hey-
ford operated a popular art stu-
dio in Paris in the late 1800s. A
beautiful, rambling rose bush
grew outside the studio and was
one of Mr. Heyford's favorite
pose, so much so that when he
decided to come to America, he
could not leave it behind.
He dug up the bush, packed
it in a trunk and nursed it to
insure its survival during the
long journey by ship across the
Atlantic and then by train to its
final destination in Mount Cle-
mens, Michigan. There, Mr.
Heyford established another art
studio and in time a successful
art academy thrived within its
walls. Outside the studio walls,
the rambling rose again found a
home.
Young Linda Appleton was a
student at the art academy and
excelled as a. painter under Mr.
Heyford's tutelage. The rose
bush became one of her a favor-
ite subjects. Unfortunately, ac-
cording to Ms. Farris, no paint-
ings of the rose done by Ms.
Appleton who later became


her mother are known to still
exist.
When Ms. Appleton graduat-
ed, she became an instructor at
the academy and married Allen
Hart. Daughter Nellie was then
born. Ms. Appleton Hart contin-
ued to produce many paintings
of the rose bush over the years
and planted cuttings from the
original bush in her own yard.
When the Hart family moved


to Florida because of health
reasons, Ms. Hart brought the
rose bush to her. new home, just
as Victor Heyford had done so
many years before. The Harts
settled in Baker County on
Trailridge east of Macclenny.
The rose bush made one final
journey, this-one only a distance
of two miles, when Nellie settled
(See page 2)


Two years


later, trial


still pends
The two-year anniversary of
a Glen St. Mary credit union
robbery passed last week, and
it looks like it will be at least
another two months before the
Orlando man charged in the
case will go to trial.
A hearing is scheduled for
next month during which a
trial date is likely to be set for
Rasheed Silvera, 29, believed
to be one of two men who en-
tered Country Federal Credit
Union .armed with handguns
and made off with $147,000
in cash intended for automatic
teller machines. The robbery
took place on the morning of
April 12, 2005.
Since his arrest several
weeks later based partly on-
statements by a Jacksonville
girlfriend whose green Honda
was allegedly used as a get-
away car, Silvera has remained
in custody and refuses to coop-
erate with authorities.
He has also fired five public
attorneys.
Baker County authorities,
with assistance from federal of-
ficials because the credit union
is federally insured, believe Mr.
Silvera and another suspect
burst into the temporary credit
union building on US 90 in east
Glen, jumped a counter and
sped off with the cash in the
Honda.
They apparently drove it to
nearby Andrews St., where it
was switched with a Chevrolet
SUV that was later traced to the
(See page 2)


Murder-


suicide


Swas no


surprise

BY ANDREW BARE
Press Staff
It wasn't a surprise.
That was the message some
officials had last week after'
news of Thomas Wilkerson's
murder-suicide exploded on
Baker County. Deputy clerks
in the clerk
of ,courts
office and
judicial
documents.
paint a
picture of
a repeat
offender
whose
deadly ac-
tions on
tihe nigt Mr. Wilkerson

of April 10
were the
inevitable
conclusion
to a long
and sordid
story.
"No-
body was
shocked ,"
said one of
the clerks, Ms. Wilkerson
who asked
to remain anonymous. "This
was a bomb waiting to go of
Everyone [in the clerk's office
is very upset."
When Mr. Wilkerson killed.
his pregnant wife Jennifer and
then himself that night, he was
under a restraining order filed
by Mrs. Wilkerson on March
23. She said in documents filed
in that case that her husband
came to her home on the night
of March 8 and verbally ac-
costed her, at one point locking
himself in the bathroom until
his mother convinced him to
leave.
"I am afraid he will come
back to hurt me," Ms. Wilker-
son told the court. "When he is
drunk he is violent and cusses.
I am pregnant and I am afraid
that .his verbal threats and.
abuse will turn physical."
At a press conference the
day after the murder, Sheriff
Joey Dobson said that Jennifer
had told her husband the previ-
ous weekend he was not the fa-
ther of her unborn child. Sher-
iff Dobson also said that Mr.
Wilkerson, who had tattooed
"Trestany," the name of one of
his daughters, on his arm, ap-
peared to have killed his wife
with one shot.
"This was not a bad indi-
vidual at all," Sheriff Dobson
said. "He loved his children a
lot."
What angers the deputy
clerks, however, is Mr. Wilk-
erson's extensive criminal
history. He was the target of
restraining orders on three dif-
ferent occasions, counting the
existing order he so egregious-
ly violated on April 10. An ex-
wife (Tracey Wilkerson) filed
in April of 2002 and another
woman, Carrie Rhodes, did the
same on June 25, 2003.
"I'm scared of what he
might do to me," Tracey Wilk-
erson told the court. "In the
past he broke my nose because
SI wouldn't come back to him."
Mr. Wilkerson's first serious
run-in with the justice system
(See page 2)


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Dunleavy said. "Obesity in chil-
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childhood obesity rate of 20
percent for children, and that's
first through seventh grade. In
the state it is 19 percent, and in
the United States it is 15.9 per-
cent."
The department has received
a grant it believes will be enough
to cover the cost of the skate
park. No money was requested
from the county commission,
and none was given.
Ms. Dunlavey was rebuffed
by the Macclenny City Com-
mission on April 13 in her bid
to build the skating center at the
Knabb sports complex in north
Macclenny, largely due to space
concerns. But the park will now
be placed near the health depart-
ment, assuming the city agrees
to donate two acres of land the
department requested at last
week's city commission meet-
ing:
Though the park will be
fenced, Ms. Dunlavey admitted
that the department will not be
able to provide strict supervi-
sion of the skating center due to
a personnel crunch. The center
is likely to be placed in an area
near.the soccer fields so employ-
ees monitoring games would es-
sentially double as skate moni-
tors.
"I've been here 29 years,"
Commissioner Julie Combs said.
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of 25 it was, 'God, Baker Coun-
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In other county business,
the commission agreed to pay
$14,069 annually to Michael &
Jonathan's Landscaping to main-
tain the lawns at both the court-
house and library. Michael and
Jonathan's bid came in almost
50 percent below that of the next
lowest bidder, Commercial Turf
Services at $27,200.
Crews Debris Removal and
Landscaping bid $38,675.
County Manager Joe Cone
said the contract with Michael
and Jonathan's would cover re-
placing sod at both buildings, a
sprinkler system and standard
lawn care duties. Prisoners will
be used to rake the grounds.
The commission also agreed
to spend more than $200,000
out of the emergency manage-
ment fund reserves on a.down
payment for two new fire trucks
and several pieces of equipment
purchased earlier. The county
is financing approximately
$344,000 for the trucks and
equipment. They are scheduled
to arrive on May 22.


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(Fim page )
into a new home that she still oc-
cupies today.
The well-traveled rose has
lead a pampered existence out-
side Ms. Farris' bedroom win-
dow for many years.
With few thorns, delicate
groupings of leaves and small,
ruffled blossoms so pale pink
they are almost white, it's not.
the most eye-catching member
of the yard, but it's the most spe-
cial to Mr. Farris because of its
history and association with her
mother.
Dr. Kyle Brown, a retired pro-
fessional horticulturist and cur-
rent president of the Macclenny
Garden Club, has been trying to
assist Ms. Farris in identifying
the rose.
"So far, we don't know what
it is, said Dr. Brown. "It's in.the
rambler class of roses for sure,
but beyond that we don't yet
know."
Dr. Brown has begun some


Detective work which will soon
take him, accompanied with
photos of the rose, to the upcom-
ing Thomasville Rose Festival in
Georgia, where he hopes other
rose enthusiasts can help shed
some light on the matter.
Ms. Farris is an honorary
member of the Macclenny Gar-
den Club and has had a life-long
association with flowers. She
once operated a nursery behind
her home and is a past director of
the therapuetic horticulture pro-
gram at Northeast Florida State
Hospital which she started. Even
though her eyesight is not what it
used to be she vividly recalls all
the flowers she has grown over
the years such as holly hocks,
daffodills, gardenias and camel-
lias.
"It would be wonderful for
Nellie, after all these years,
to know exactly what kind of
rose she has," said Dr. Brown.
"Hopefully, we can make that
happen.",


Killing 'no surprise


(From page 1)
occurred in 1996, when he was
convicted of :ir\ ared batter\
on Tracey Wilkerson,; at that
time Tracey Benton.
In the 11 years since that
first arrest, Mr. Wilkerson's life
reads as a staggering array of
arrests, convictions, probation
sentences and charges of proba-
tion violations.
In 1999, he was charged with
criminal mischief, found guilty
and sentenced to six months
probation. In 2000 a criminal
mischief charge brought against
him was dropped. Later that year
he was arrested and charged
with disorderly intoxication and
given six months probation. In
August of 2000 he was found
guilty of DUI, was given two
months in jail, violated his pro-
bation once he was released and
then spent another six months in
jail.
And on and on, Mr. Wilker-
son in all racking up more than
25 arrests since that first bat-
tery conviction in 1996. In 2003
alone he was charged five differ-


ent times..
Jennifer Wilkerson also had a
history with the justice system,
but it was'not nearly\ as exteff-
sive as her husband's. The only
conviction on her record is for
driving a vehicle with-no regis-
tration. She was twice charged
with battery; once in 2005, the
other in 2006 for allegedly hit-
ting Mr. Wilkerson in the knees
with 'his crutch. Both charges
were dropped.
The anonymous clerk de-
scribed Jennifer Wilkerson as a
pleasant, courteous woman who
never caused problems in the
courthouse.


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(From page 1) Judge Phyllis Rosier sentenced
suspect. The Honda belonging to Johnathan Howell of Macclen-
the female acquaintance was re- ny to 15 years on sex-offender
covered later that day where the probation in return for a plea to
suspects had parked it, and not possession of child pornography.
far away had tossed out cloth- He is also now a registered sex
ing they were wearing during the offender.
robbery. Brett Dotson will serve a year
A woman living nearby said and a half in state prison after
she observed two black males pleading to forgery, drug traf-
seated in a nearby SUV parked picking and petty theft. His prison
in a neighbor's driveway that term will be followed by a ten-
morning, in close proximity to year drug offender probation.
where the Honda was found. Judge Rosier sentenced sev-
The Honda was initially re- eral defendants to one year and
ported stolen, a story police later one day in state prison: Enoch
say they don't believe based on Fraser for felony driving with a
interviews with the girlfriend, suspended license and a tag. vio-
19-year-old Dejaune Anderson lation; Klate Jesseman for sale
of Jacksonville, and her mother. and possession of a controlled
Neither was charged. substance; April Combs for sale
The state earlier this month and possession of marijuana.
dropped its case against alleged Christina Hall will be on
co-defendant Jaboni Hird, and drug-offender probation three
says it intends to proceed with years after her plea to trafficking.
the case against Mr. Silvera. He i controlled substances, as will
and possibly others may have Brandon Powell for carrying a
been involved in similar robber- concealed firearm and misde-
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MY SIDE OF

THE MATTER
ROBERT GERARD
Oh, woe is me.
Big audible sigh!
No, nothing is particularly
wrong. It's a beautiful spring day
and I'm on spring break. I should
be sitting on my front porch lis-
tening to the birds in the front
yard stage a concert just for me.
Instead, I'm sitting in my of-
fice penning this column. Munch-
ing on a sourdough pretzel while
I'm doing it.
The general malaise of sit-
ting inside when the soft spring
breezes are blowing and the
birds are singing isn't the point
of this column. "What is?" you
ask. "What tiny bit of insignifi-
cant detail is causing this point-
less verbosity?"
The sourdough pretzel.
I like pretzels. It's the reason
I'm eating this sourdough pretzel
that has put me in this mood.
You see, I'm on yet another
diet.
Call it the "I know my feet are
down there somewhere diet."
I am overweight.
That's a polite way to say that
I'm getting obese, which is an
even politer way to say that I've
put on a few pounds. That's a
pleasant way oT calling myself a
"fatty, fatty, 2 X 4."
It's been insidiously sneaking
up on me for several years my
waistline that is. Little clumps of
fat have leapt up from my plate
and attached themselves solidly,
like barnacles of flesh, to my
midsection. That's it not my
legs, not my arms, not my hips,
not my belly. My middle. It has
begun to resemble a weather bal-
loon.
My father suffered from this
same "weather balloon afflic-
tion." As a youth he was thin as a


rail like me but after mar-
rying he began, again like me, to
put on pounds which he found
increasingly difficult to shed.
Until finally he swallowed a
weather balloon. He somehow
managed to pass it on to me
when I wasn't looking.
So, I'm dieting again.
Usually, to the chagrin of my
female friends, my various diet-
ing methods seem to work. The
last time I seriously dieted, I lost
35 pounds in about six weeks.
I'm hoping for the same suc-
cess.
I don't follow any particular
diet. I'm not an Atkins or South
Beach or SlimFast devotee. I just
sort of do my own thing.
My friend Diane Wells used
to hawk these Suddenly Slim
products and I still have a few
left over. So I mix this powdery
gunk into my morning coffee. It
doesn't taste all that bad (though


it certainly doesn't taste good)
and is supposed to cut my appe-
tite.
SAfter that, I figure the best way
to lose weight is to just stop eat-
ing anything that tastes too good.
Ice cream tastes too good to be
good for you. So do chocolate,
soft drinks and oatmeal raisin
cookies. We're not even going
to mention banana pudding and
garlic mashed potatoes.
Instead, I try to find things to
eat that smell really bad. It's a co-
nundrum that the stuff that stinks
the worst is the best for you. I
wonder why that is? I have a
pair of work boots that if I could
manage to cut them up and throw
them in a stew would probably
be really good for me.
So, I have consigned myself
to eating broccoli, cauliflower,
Brussels sprouts and lots and lots
of cabbage. I'll occasionally toss
in some meat.


I guess it's working. I didn't
bother to get weighed at the be-
ginning. I figured I'd know if I
was losing weight because my
weather balloon shape would be
replaced by a beach ball and then
a basketball and then a soccer
ball. I'm on my way to the beach
ball at the moment.
Anyway, I allow myself a
treat or two during the day so I
won't get peckish and take a bite
out of my wife's arm. My snack
consists of a sourdough pretzel
and a handful of dried apricots.
Yum.
I have to ask myself though,
is all this cauliflower breath and
clean insides worth it? My doc-
tor would probably tell me it
was. My wife certainly approves
(though not of the cauliflower
breath).
I just better not run out of
pretzels.
I might get violent.


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Speaking before a predomi-
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April 12, California Governor
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global warming.
"Mainstream scientists are
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are convinced and if you look
at the surveys, mainstream
Americans are convinced that
global warming and climate
change is real and we have to do
something about it," Governor
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Last year, California became
the first state to place a cap on
greenhouse gas emissions, re-
quiring specific, state-wide re-
duction levels be met by 2020.
Schwarzenegger has effectively
banned coal-fired power plants
in California and the state will
not purchase energy from out-
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Concern about global warm-
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of fringe groups whose mem-
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as "tree-hugger weirdos." More
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of the Intergovernmental Panel
on Climate Change, a United
Nations entity responsible for
assessing the scientific record on
global warming statistics, warn
of increasing droughts, floods,
heat waves, water stress, forest
fires and coastal flooding in the
United States.
If left unchecked, the effects
of climate change due to green-
house emissions could be par-
ticularly disastrous for Florida.
The state's 1200 miles of coast-
line make it especially vulner-
able to rising water levels and
hurricanes which, scientists pre-
dict, will increase in frequency
and intensity.
Governor Charlie Crist, in his
recent State of the State address,
cautioned Floridians that global
climate change is a critical is-
sue that we "ignore at our own
peril."
Crist openly admires the
aggressive, environmentally
friendly initiatives adopted by
California and envisions some-
thing similar for our own state.
The governor has proposed
spending almost 70 million dol-
lars toward development and us-
age of alternative energy sources
such as biodiesel and ethanol
fuels which burn clean and cre-
ate virtually no harmful by-
products. A main goal driving
this agenda is the curtailing of
Florida's dependence on foreign
oil. The use of solar energy and


more energy efficient appliances
will also be fostered.
Governor Crist has hopes
that Florida will become a na-
tional model for implementing,
adapting and achieving energy
efficiency and environmental
responsibility.
The expected results sound
encouraging. The American
Council for an Energy Efficient
Economy projects that by the
2023, up to 45% of Florida's
electricity needs could be met if
improvements in efficiency and
development of renewable en-
ergy sources can be successfully
implemented.
British Prime Minister Tony
Blair, a leading advocate of
emissions reduction technology,
is concerned with activities in
countries like China and India.
According to Mr. Blair, China is
building one coal burning plant
weekly and India is taking steps
to meet the energy needs of 450
million of its population current-
ly without electricity. Using tra-
ditional fossil burning methods,
China and India could double
the amount of greenhouse gas in
the atmosphere. When asked to
cooperate they resist, pointing to
the United States' past track re-
cord of inaction as the reason.
Our society is addicted to en-
ergy and the demand for that en-
ergy is constantly increasing. It
will take progressive action and
cooperation on a global scale to
stem the tide of predicted climate
change. Judging from the best
scientific evidence, we are major
contributors to the problem. The
only responsible choice it to ad-
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they do not happen again.
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Dear Editor:
Last week's tragic and ruth-
less killing of a mother and her
unborn child should make us step
back and wonder why something
couldn't have been done to pre-
vent it.
As a deputy clerk in the crimi-
nal division, we deal with these
types of cases on a daily basis.
Yet, when something like this
happens, we stop and wonder
where the system failed to pro-
tect this mother and child.
A restraining order was issued
by a circuit judge against Mr.
Wilkerson shortly before this
tragedy. If talk proves to be true,
then Jennifer's life and the life
of her unborn child could have
been.spared by the arrestof Mr.
Wilkerson when and if he will-
fully violated the court's order of
no contact with Jennifer.
Only time will tell if reports
were made of contact between
the Wilkersons after the court or-
der was issued.
A history of repeated violence
speaks for itself, and one must
decide wherein the fault lies in
this case. Perhaps we should
take more time investigating
each case of domestic violence,
and possibly this type of tragedy
could be prevented in the future.
Our office is deeply saddened
and concerned over the recent
acts of violence in Baker Coun-
ty.
As officers of the court, we

know it is impossible to moni-
tor the lives of people 24 hours a
day. Our thoughts and prayers go
out to all the families involved in
such tragedies.
Regina Berger, Deputy
Clerk of Courts office
Macclenny


Police, rescue lauded

Dear Editor:
The morning of March 19, my husband and I were returning to our
home in Niceville, Fla. after spending a weekend with friends in Jack-
sonville. He suffered a stroke while we were driving through Baker
County, and our vehicle left 1-10 at a high rate of speed but stopped
safely in a grass median..
I knew we had experienced a miracle, but little did I know the mir-
acles had just begun. I immediately called 911 and the voice on the
other end was calming and encouraging. She said emergency rescue
was on the way, and it was promptly and efficiently. Within minutes
an ambulance transported my husband to a nearby site, and a helicop-
ter flew him to Shands Jacksonville.
I sat in my vehicle wondering how I would get it out of the median
strip and turned around to return to Jacksonville. I looked up to see
Deputy Jim Nickles of the Baker County sheriff's department headed
toward me. Not only did he drive our vehicle out of the median strip
and point it back toward Jacksonville, he patiently reviewed the direc-
tions the rescue team had given me to get back to the hospital.
He assured me the stroke center at Shands was a quality facility.
Those words sustained me as I returned to Jacksonville alone and
very frightened -but with a sense of confidence that my husband was
in good hands.
Later I spoke with Chris at the county's emergency operations of-
fice regarding information she needed about my husband. She took
the time to share her best wishes for my husband's recovery, and that
simple gesture made a difference at a difficult time.
To all who have leadership roles, in Baker County government,
we applaud the emergency rescue team and the sheriff's deputy who,
while just doing their jobs, made a.dramatic difference in our lives.
My husband recovered fully from the stroke symptoms and under-
went surgery at Shands on March 30. We are now back in Niceville
and telling everyone about our angels in Baker County. I just wanted
to tell you, too!
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday April 19, 2007 Page 4


City rejects placing


skate park

BY ANDREW BARE
Press Staff
The sound of small wheels
scraping on concrete will not
join the ping of aluminum bats
at the Knabb Sports Complex,
the Macclenny City Commis-
sioon decreed Friday evening.
The Commission voted 4-0
to turn down an offer from the
Baker County Health Depart-
ment and the local branch of the
YMCA to build a skating area at
the Knabb park in north Mac-
clenny. Commissioner Floyd
Bennett was absent from the
meeting, though he was on re-
cord as opposing the proposal.
Kerry Dunlavey, an adminis-
trator for the health department,
offered to give the city $16,000
to lay down a 60 X 120 foot
slab of cement and erect fencing
around it. The proposed skating
area would be part of the health
department's efforts to promote
physical activity among area
youth; Baker County has a teen-
age obesity rate of 10 percent.
"There's nothing for kids to
do," Ms. Dunleavy said at the
meeting April 10.
But while the commissioners
said they wanted the skate park,
they were concerned with the
proposed location. Local Little
Leaguers play their games in the
area, and parking and traffic are
already troublesome.
"Any more traffic there is just
going to be so congested that it'll
get bad, quick," Commissioner
Tommy Johns said. "I want [the
skate park,] I want it bad. I just
don't know where to put it."
Knabb Park will also be the lo-
cation for a walking trail the city
commission is building. Com-
missioner Phillip Rhoden was
concerned that teenagers would
skate on the trail, thus interfer-
ing with walkers.
"There's not enough space at


at Knabb

Knabb," Commissioner Rhoden
said. "We also need more base-
ball fields. I see a lot of conflicts,
mainly over location."
It was suggested that the skate
park could be placed on health
department property. But while
Ms. Dunleavy said that they had
space, she was reluctant to place
the concrete in her own back-
yard.
"We don't want this to be a
venue that is totally isolated,"
she said. The department is lo-
cated off Lowder St. in the south
city.
The commission, in spite of
its refusal to accept the skating
center, did tell Ms. Dunleavy
that it would readily support a
proposal on county property and
could furnish equipment or la-
bor for the construction.
The commission on Friday
unanimously agreed to accept
Ms. Dunleavy's offer of several
exercise machines that would be
placed along the future walking
trail.
At its regular monthly meet-
ing on April 10, the commission
heard from Lin Adams, its con-
sultant for downtown revitaliza-
tion. She presented the board
with examples of the benches
and concrete potters that will
soon be dotting downtown Mac-
clenny.
"We want to preserve history,
yes," Ms. Adams said. "But we.
want to stay in reality. We want
to keep it affordable for regular
folks."
Ms. Adams also gave the
commission some preliminary
ideas for possible downtown tax
breaks. She said that some cities
would reward property owners
who update and improve their
buildings by freezing their prop-
erty tax assessments for several
years at the pre-improvement
rates.


Annexations on 228


The Macclenny City Com-
mission during its April 10 regu-
lar meeting passed on first read-
ing nine annexation requests
from property owners along SR
228 near the burgeoning inter-
change with Interstate 10.
Second reading and passage
is set for later, and the volun-
tary annexations in effect pave
the way for future development
along the corridor. The area has
remained largely undeveloped
for commercial use since the in-
terstate opened nearly 50 years
ago, but that is due to change
soon spurred by the opening
of a Wal-Mart Supercenter three
months ago.
The annexing is separate
from four others also sought
for 95 acres and for which the
commission approved a PUD
(planned urban development)
zoning change last week. A
Jacksonville developer, who has
a purchase agreement pending
the zoning change, says he plans
significant commercial projects
on the tract adjacent to the inter-
change.
Property owners who will sell
to developer Warren Tyre if the
PUD is approved include Joe
and Evelyn Barber, Vanice and
Donna Starling, Michael Spence
and Floyd and Brita Hobbs.
They and the others will come
into the Macclenny limits and be
exempt from city taxes for five
years or until the property sells,
whichever comes first.


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mission passed on first reading
changes. to the city's zoning
code to designate property aside
the railroad right-of-way in east
Macclenny as industrial ware-
house, then amended its heavy
industrial zone to include con-
crete plants.
City Manager Gerald Dopson
said the changes were aimed at
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speed chase that included an
aerial stunt on April 10 before
they were stopped and arrested.
While nearing the intersection
of SR 121 and US 90, Deputy
Sgt. Phil Duval noticed a white
car fast approaching US 90 from
the north side of SR 121. The
car had a flashing blue light on
its dash that was turned off once
the drivers noticed Deputy Du-
val.
The officer followed the car
west on US 90 until it turned left
onto MLK Drive. After Deputy
Duval turned on his siren, the
car jumped the railroad tracks. It
then stopped.
Deputy Duval arrested Wayne
Russ, 31, the driver and a cus-
todian at the Wal-Mart Super-
center, and Matthew Sanders,
19, who also works at Wal-Mart.
The officer found a red flashing
light to go along with the blue,
and a handcuff key on Mr. Sand-
ers' key ring.
Deputy John Hardin arrested
Carl Pellum Jr., 32, of Macclen-
ny the evening of April 14 for
driving as an habitual offender
because of multiple license sus-
pensions.
The officer, who said in his
report he was aware of Mr. Pel-
lum's criminal status, stopped
him at Lowder and 9th St. after
the suspect failed to stop in his
1991 pickup at several intersec-
tions on Grissholm, Joan and
Lowder Sts.


The dog days came early for
a Macclenny woman who was
arrested April 14 after police say
she drunkenly barked at them.
Police say they found Marisa
Parker, 27, passed out just af-
ter midnight in the Macedonia
Store parking lot. When Deputy
Darrin Whitaker woke her up, he
smelled alcohol on her breath. It
was at that point that Ms. Parker
allegedly began barking at the
officer. When police took her
to jail, she' repeatedly shouted
obscenities at Deputy John Har-
din.
According to Deputy Hardin,
Ms. Parker slammed her face
into the cage in his cruiser. She
claims that Deputy Hardin hit
her in the mouth.
In other incidents, a Sander-
son man was arrested for driving


Arrest for

A Jacksonville man camping
nearby was arrested for stealing
two coolers and food from an-
other camper at the Ocean Pond
campground the morning of
April 15.
Deputy James Marker said
he recovered the coolers and ar-
rested Ian Gaylord, 19, after ini-
tial questioning. The suspect was
one of several persons camped in
tents not far from the campsite of
Amy Thomas, no address listed.
She called police after the cool-
ers were removed between 5:00-
9:00.
Mr. Gaylord is charged with
petty theft.
In another theft report from


Scares offintruder


The screams of a Macclenny
woman apparently scared off a
would-be intruder at the locked
side door of her residence on Ivy
St. the evening of April 10.
Rebecca Folston, 18, told
Deputy Tony Norman she was in
the kitchen and heard noises out-
side the door shortly after 8:00
and when she looked outside she
saw a while male who then fled
and was not seen again.
Ms. Folston described him as
between 5'6" and 5'8" wearing
a black hooded sweatshirt and
blue jean shorts. Deputy Nor-
man noted a foot-long section
near the lock that had been pried
away with a blunt object.
Deputies the past week re-
sponded to several other reports
of home burglaries, including
one the afternoon or evening of
April 14 off King Dr. in west
Macclenny.
Laconda Ruise told police
she returned from work to find
someone took jewelry valued at


$454 from a box, and it appeared
entry was through a window in
her son's bedroom on the west
side of the residence.
The burglary occurred some-
time between 3:00-9:15 pm when
the son and two sisters returned.
Wrapped coins valued at $125
Sere removed from the residence
pf Jamnes De.oriii off Bi_ Oak
Ct. iniMacclenn. the afternoon
of April 12. There was no sign
of forced entry, nor was there at
the home of Rhonda Brevaldo on
Linda St. in Macclenny the same
afternoon.
In that incident, someone like-
ly entered through a bedroom
window and took prescription
medicine and $200 cash from a
bedroom dresser drawer.
The same day, occupants
reported windows broken but
no sign of entry at the homes
of Sheila Rewis on Deerwood
Circle in Macclenny and Henry
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Deuitv Dahrrin Whitaker air- the. back f nle cri erf


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just before midnight on April 9
near the Manntown Church after
he smelled alcohol on Mr. Rob-
inson's breath. Mr. Robinson,
who was wearing dark clothing
and said he had taken the wrong
way home, was unable to main-
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Deputy Whitaker found a
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Deputy Curtis Ruise arrested her
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When Deputy Ruise arrived
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idence, he saw Markeitha Toll-
iver, 23, Ms. Martin's daughter,
hanging out of a truck driven by
Ms. Martin. Ms. Tolliver was
able to turn off the truck's en-
gine.
When Ms. Martin left the ve-
hicle, she started yelling at both
her daughter and Deputy Ruise,
who noticed several cans of beer
on the floor of the truck. Deputy
Ruise arrested her and put her in
his car. It was then that Ms. Mar-
tin urinated on the back seat.


cooler theft at camp

the Ocean Pond area, two go- five bottles of liquor from the
karts valued at $1600 were re- Wal-Mart Supercenter early the
moved from a trailer on the prop- afternoon of April 14.
erty of Keith Timmons sometime Clerk Gary Cruz told police
between April 7-9. he retrieved four security tags
The theft was discovered and that had been removed from the
reported by Roderick Goff of bottles by the suspects, described
Jacksonville, who along with a only as a black male and female.
brother was working on the prop- The liquor was valued at $154
erty near the west county lake. and the store waited three hours
Surveillance tapes will be before reporting the theft, said
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Man comes to door, is beaten


Police are looking for an un- never learned the name of the al- member
identified man who allegedly leged assailant. Mr.
beat a 60-year-old Macclenny In other incidents, the sher- compla:
resident on the head with a black iff's department is also looking he was
rod. for Jerry and James Wilkerson, out of o
Abreham Lincoln Bruin, who residents of Glen St. Mary, after Mac<
lives on McIver St., told police a Macclenny man accused, them mie Par
on the night of April 1 a black of attacking him. that she
man knocked on his door and Tony Thomas told Deputy two oth
said, "I came to kill you" and John Hardin that on April 13, Chazate
hit him repeatedly with a rod he the two men attacked him at his year-ol
pulled out of the ground. Shortway P1. home. According Ms.
Mr. Bruin told police that to Mr. Thomas, James Wilk- tacked
while he recognized the man, he erson, 34, came at him with a local ga
didn't know his name, just that knife and Jerry Wilkerson, 31, said Ms
the assailant was the son of a repeatedly punched him in the ible wo
woman nicknamed "Catfish." face. After Mr. Thomas fell to several
Mr. Bruin received 11 stitch- the ground, the two repeatedly been pu
es at Fraser Hospital, and police kicked him until several family

Arrestfor wie battery while


A Georgia man was arrested
the evening of April 12 and
charged with repeatedly hit-
ting his diabetic wife while they
drove along Interstate 10 in west
Baker County.
Donald Crowe, 79, of Smyr-
na called for help from the call
box at mile marker 319. When
Deputy Patrick McGauley ar-
rived at the scene about 7:30,
he spoke with Mr. Crowe, who
told him that his wife Bertie was
"out of her mind." Mr. Crowe
claimed his wife repeatedly hit
him while he was driving.
But Ms. Crowe had a differ-
ent story. She told the officer her
husband slapped her in the face
and repeatedly grabbed her arms.
Rescue workers at the scene also
told Deputy McGauley that Ms.
Crowe did not appear to be suf-
fering from any kind of diabe-
tes-related psychosis.
Mr. Crowe, who the officer
learned has a history of domes-
tic violence, was taken to jail.
His wife was treated at Fraser
Hospital, and said her husband
became enraged when she com-
mented on his "unsafe" driving
habits. She also told the deputy
they had been traveling all day,
and Mr. Crowe refused to stop
for food and water.
SIn other incidents, Glen St.
Mary resident Victor Crow told
police his ex-wife Jama rammed
his car and shouted obscenities
at him. According to Mr. Crow,
his wife pulled up to his house
on Ponsell Nursery Rd. the night
of April 14 and started yelling at
him. After she rammed his car,
Mr. Crow says he followed her


car, lost it, then called police
from the Country Club Lounge
south of Macclenny. Deputy
John Hardin noted that Mr.
Crow's car had a large dent and
several scratches.
Police arrested Macclenny
resident Brenda Bones April 12
at her liock Court home after her
husband Isaac Smith accused


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int after discovering that
having trouble hearing
ne ear after the fight.
clenny resident Am-
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e had been attacked by
ler Macclenny residents,
ee Moore, 18, and a 15-
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday April 19, 2007 Page 6


'Hog Days' set for weekend


BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Press Staff
The inaugural Hog Days of
Spring, a barbeque cook-off and
festival, is scheduled to take
place April 20-22 at the Baker
County Fairgrounds. This is a
big kick-off event sponsored by
the Fraternal Order of Eagles
Glen St. Mary Chapter orga-
nized in late 2005. The FOE has
over 1 million members in the
United States and Canada and
contributes millions of dollars
each year to charitable causes
and also funds research to find
cures for diseases such as heart
disease, diabetes and cancer.
"With luck and community
support Hog Days will become
an annual event on par with oth-
er similar festivals such as The
Ham Jam in Jacksonville," said
event organizer and FOE presi-
dent Dennis Schmitz Sr.
According to Mr. Schmitz,
Hog Days of Spring is the first
attempt at organizing and pro-
moting a county-wide festival.
Currently, Baker Countians
travel to other parts of'Florida
to attend festivals, which means
they spend entertainment dollars
outside the county. It's the hope
of the Hog Days festival com-
mittee to reverse that trend and
enhance a reputation for Baker
County, promoting it as a desir-
able travel destination for folks
looking for quality, family-ori-
ented recreational events.
The festival is all about fam-
ily and "friendly entry fees" will
be charged $1.00 for children
and $3.00 for adults daily. The
selection of recreational events
offered over three days has been
designed to appeal to a diverse
audience so that there is some-
thing of interest for everyone.
Mr. Schmitz is already en-
thusiastic about the festival's
potential for next year, Accord-
ing to the committee, if 20,000
people attend over three days,
that would attract a vendor in the
future to come in and set up a
midway with rides for the kids.
Community support is the


"We would absolutely love to
see all city and county organiza-
tions participating, either spon-
soring a booth to promote their
organization or as a registered
entrant in the barbecue cook-
off," said Mr. Schmitz. "This is
all about building a county festi-
val and helping the Fraternal Or-
ganization of Eagles raise mon-
ey to help sponsor civic projects.
After all, our motto is 'People
helping people."'
The festival includes a Florida
Barbeque Association Cook-Off
and People's Choice Tasting.
"Cook teams will be coming
in from all over the state and
they will be looking to see what
Baker County has to offer. If the
festival is successful it can jump
start an opportunity for Baker
County to begin earning a repu-
tation as one of the premier bar-
becue events in Florida".
There will also be barbecue
cooking contests for profes-
sional, church, civic and frater-
nal competitors.' Live bluegrass
and gospel performances will
feature bands such as Southern
Ruckus, Blast of Grass and the
Mike Miller Band.
Other events scheduled are


barrel racing and equine compe-
titions, beauty pageant, car and
motorcycle exhibits, hog calling
and greased pig contests, pet-
ting zoo, food vendors ($5 din-
ners including drink), pie and
cake baking contest and arts and
crafts.
For about $3, attendees
can participate in the People's
Choice event and taste the bar-
becue of each cook team, pos-
sibly as many as 20-30 teams,
then vote on their favorite.
"Other events of this kind
charge $12-$15 just to enter the
gate. For about $40 a family of
four can come out, eat a meal,
get a t-shirt, see and hear some
good entertainment and have a
day of fun," said Mr. Schmitz.
The organizing committee for
Hog Days of Spring consists of
Mr. Schmitz, his son Dennis Jr.,
daughter Cindy Register, Carol
Tharpe, Ann Lewis and Ron
Mallett. Volunteers are always
needed to help out and donations
and sponsors are welcome.
For more information, call
Mr. Schmitz at 259-7340 or go
to www.hogdaysofspring.org.


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Sheriff' departmentfetes neighborhood watch teamsApril 14th...
Members offour neighborhood watch teams were the guests of the Baker County sheriff's department for a meet-and-greet chick-
en barbeque outside the annex building behind the courthouse the evening ofApril 14. The watch teams keep an eye on residences
for suspicious activity, mainly during daylight hours when many are unoccupied. On hand that evening were neighborhoods from
SR 229 near the Union County line, Mi[., ',~ -.i." north Macclenny and off Webb Road south of Macclenny. Sheriff Joey Dobson
addressed them briefly, thanking the groups for their efforts, and had most of the department deputies (lower photo) on hand to
introduce themselves and join in the meal.
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Automobile show
Jimmy Barton/Josie Davis sing
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BCMS student Kami Dyal tries out fatal vision goggles.
PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN


School group strives


for positive choices


BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Press Staff
Approximately 40 members
of Students Against Destructive
Decisions (SADD), an organi-
zation at Baker County Middle
School, held an end-of-year cel-
ebration on the school's athletic
field April 12. Florida SADD
groups strive to educate students
on traffic safety and encourage
them to make good decisions-.
Students examine topics like
underage drinking, impaired
driving, seat belt usage, driver
training andspeeding. Avoid-
ance of drugs, tobacco and al-
cohol are also encouraged. Dep-
uty Tracie Benton of the Baker
County sherrif's department ad-
vises the middle school SADD
group.
"We wanted to reward the
students for their participa-
tion and willingness to educate
themselves about these issues
and take responsibility for mak-
ing good decisions about their
behavior," said Deputy Benton.
Tents were set up near the
track with picnic tables, deco-
rated with red and black bal-
loons and loaded with bags of
chips and drinks. Nearby, Ger-
ald Rhoden, an investigator with.
the sheriff's department, wore a
cook's apron as he grilled ham-
burgers and hotdogs.
"We even have Smart Dogs
on the menu today for anyone
who might be health conscious,"
he said, referring to a vegetarian
brand of hotdog.
Zeus and Remi, two dogs
in the Baker County K-9 units,


waited in their air conditioned
patrol cars. Handlers Darrin
Whitaker and Ben Anderson,
also sheriff's deputies, were on
hand to put the dogs through
their paces in a demonstration
scheduled as part of the SADD
cook-out activities.
A course was set up on the
track using orange traffic cones
and Deputy Benton took stu-
dents for rides on a golf cart as
they wore 'fatal vision goggles"
designed to simulate the percep-
tion of someone driving under
the influence of alcohol. The
golf cart was loaned by chief
deputy Gerald Gonzalez.
"Thegoggles come in dif-
ferent magnitudes and simulate
conditions experienced by some-
one who is merely tipsy to some-
one fully intoxicated. It gives the
students an idea of how danger-
ous it is to drive while impaired
by alcohol or other drugs," said
Deputy Benton.
Motor vehicle crashes are
the number one cause of death
among teens. According to The
National Highway Traffic Safe-
ty Administration (NHTSA),
the efforts of organizations like
SADD are helping to dramatical-
ly decrease the incidence of teen-
age car-crash related fatalities.
Road rules stressed to students
through the SADD programs
are:
Always buckle up
Avoid alcohol and other
drugs
Never ride with an impaired
driver


FFAbrings together kids, critters
Stephanie Greene, president of the BCHS FFA, gives Westside elementary students a
chance to meet Nannie the goat up close. FFA members exhibit chickens, cows, pigs,
goats and other livestock each spring outside the high school agricultural class-
rooms where children from nearby Westside Elementary get close up views of farm
animals. Student Justin Combs, an FFA Sentinel, was on hand to educate the chil-
dren by pointing out such interesting facts as: goats are raised for meat and milk;
all goats have tassels (beards); goats are communal and like to be with other goats;
goats smell because they have musk glands behind their ears. The miniature horses
were also a big hit with the kids and the viewing activities culminated in a cow milk-
ing demonstration. PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN


AMs. Mock selected
The Florida Humanites Coun-
cil announces that Beth Mock,
Macclenny Elementary School
teacher, has been selected to
participate in the Florida Center
for Teachers 2007 summer pro-
gram. This week-long seminar
is designed to recognize those
career professionals who year
after year make a positive dif-
ference in children's lives.
The FCT summer seminar
program is designed to educate
teachers in the field of humani-


Plant clinic date
The master gardener plant
clinic at Mulch & More has been
rescheduled for Saturday, May
5th from 10:00 am -. noon.
Local master gardeners will be
available to answer your lawn,
landscape, or plant questions.
They will also have handouts that
will be available to the public.
Make plans now to stop by
with your horticulture questions,
and pick up valuable information
at this plant clinic.


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Baker County is now accepting applications for the CDBG Housing Rehabilitation Pro-
gram.
The program brings homes into compliance with Section 8 Housing Standards and the
County housing code; it is not for cosmetic improvements, remodeling, or building addi-
tions to the home.
The CDBG program provides deferred loans for repairs; the entire debt is forgiven after
5 years of residence in the rehabilitated home.
To qualify, homes must be owner-occupied; in an unincorporated area of Baker County,
Florida; meet County zoning requirements; and applicants may not have household in-
come that exceeds the following limits:

People in 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Household
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This program has limited funding Preference will be given to very-low income house-
holds with handicapped and/ or elderly residents.
Applications must be received at the Baker County Commission Office (55 North Third
Street, Macclenny, FL., 32063) by Friday, May 11,2007 at 5:00 pm.
If interested in applying for the program, please call for an application at (904) 259-6463


School Activities
APRIL 23:
BCHS: Baseball District (H) 4:00
& 7:00 pm..Art show, Media Cen-
ter. KIS: Teacher request forms for
parents to pick up. MES: Field trip
(2nd grade) to zoo.
April 24:
BCHS: Miz Ugly contest 7:00 pm,
Aud. Art show, Media Center. WES:
School'Advisory Council mtg. 6:30
pm.
APRIL 25:
BCHS: Baseball District (H) 4:00
& 7:00 pm. Jr. Class meet w/Cady
& Cady 8:00 am. Art show, Media
Center. WES: Field trip to zoo.(2nd
grade)
APRIL 26:
BCHS: Baseball District 7:00 pm.
Band banquet 7:00 pm, Aud. Art
show, Media Center. BCMS:
Straight A banquet, cafeteria.
APRIL 27:
District-Wide: Special Olympics
State games, Tampa. BCHS: Dead-
line to register for 6/2 SAT test.
WES: Science fair.
APRIL 28-29:
District-Wide: Special Olympics
State games, Tamps.


Davis Reunion
The Gilford G. & Rosetta Da-
vis Reunion will be held Friday
& Saturday, April 27 & 28 at the
Davis shed, 3 miles west of Glen
on US 90, left on Gilford Davis
Road, cross railroad, go left.
There will a fish fry on Friday
at 6:00 pm and Saturday, dinner
will be at noon. Bring a dish and
a lawn chair.
For more information, call
275-2234.


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Baking contest at
Hog Days Festival
This weekend at the Hog Days
Festival there will be a cake &
pie baking contest. There will
be two categories. One for ages
18 and up, and a youth category,
ages 3-17. Rules for this contest
are as follows:
1. Entries must be on dispos-
able bases and must be the origi-
nal work of the entrant.
2. Must bring entries to fair-
grounds by 10:30 am Saturday,
April 21.
3. No entries (finished prod-
uct) may contain eggs which re-
main uncooked.
4. No entry may contain al-
cohol.
5. Copy of recipe must be
submitted with entry form.
1st, 2nd and 3rd place win-
ners in each category will be se-
lected based on total number of
points awarded by judges.
For further information re-
garding contest and/or rules,
please call Marsha Bennett at
'275-2470.

Fund raiser to

benefit hospice
A fund raiser in memory of
Paul O'Neill to benefit Hospice
Haven of Lake City will be held
Saturday, April 28 from noon-?
at the Macclenny Moose Lodge
on Lowder Street. There will be
chicken and Boston butt dinners
for a small donation of $5 each.
Randy Crawford, Moose on
Bikes, will be cooking for the
fundraiser. Music will be pro-
vided by Josie Davis.
For more information, call
259-5246.


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Our showroom is conveniently located at the intersection
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Help us honor the

Baker County High Class of 2007.


Parents, graduation is quickly approaching and

so is the deadline to get your ad in.

Any business wanting to sponsor the special section this year can contact
Jessica Prevatt at The Press for information and rates. A limited number
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To uv'tAlpril21
R. Sheree Lovett of Jackson-
ville and Kenneth E. Dinkins of
Macclenny are pleased to an-
nounce their upcoming wedding
on April 21, 2007 at Destiny
People Worship Center.
The couple will honeymoon
in Hawaii and reside in Glen St.
Mary.


Welcomes son
Gary Jr. and Sharon Holtom
of Glen St. Mary announce the
birth of their first child, Ian-Kael
Randolph Holtom, on March 23,
2007. He was 6 pounds, 5 ounc-
es and 20 inches long.
Proud grandparents are
Charles and Loleta Rewis and
Mike and Joanna Anderson,
all of Macclenny, and Gary Sr.
and Vicky Holtom of Keystone
Heights. Great-grandparents
include Randolph and.Barbara
Chisholm of Macclenny and
Williams Haskins of Callahan.


Volunteer social
will be Thursday
Macclenny Nursing & Rehab
Center invites all its individual
and group volunteers to attend
a "Volunteer Social" from 3:00-
4:00 pm Thursday, April 19.
Refreshments will be served,
and certificates and gifts will be
awarded. For information, con-
tact Yvonne Type, Volunteer Co-
ordinator at Macclenny Nursing
& Rehab on south 5th St.

Williams Reunion
is set this Saturday
The 55th John Daniel (Jo-
cham) Williams Family Reunion
will be held Saturday, April 21,
2007 starting at 11:00 am at the
Davis Pavilion. Chef Paul will
be grilling BBQ chicken. Please
bring a covered dish.
We are honoring all our fam-
ily members who have served or
are serving in the military.
If you need additional infor-
mation, please contact Eunice
Poppleton at 561-386-3313.

Special thanks
We would like to say a very
special thank you to all the Bak-
er County Fire Department Staff
and all the friends and neigh-
bors who came to assist in help-
ing protect our property located
at 127 N. Willie Griffis Road in
Sanderson on April 14th dur-
ing the fire. Thank you to all the
people that brought horse trailers
to remove our animals and tack
and water hoses to wet down our
homes and barns.
The help shown by the people
of Baker County made us stop
and think just how blessed we
are to live in this county.
Remember to keep our. fire-
fighters in your prayers.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL,
WILLIE & VONNIE GRIFFIS & FAMILY
GRIFFIS TIMBER, INC.


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Ms. Finley hasAprisA Yard ofthe Month...
Mary Finley of Macclenny was given the honor in the first fidl month of spring in.
northeast Florida with the Yard of the Month designation by the Baker County Gar-
den Club. Her well-maintained yard on College St. is flowered and blooming both
summer and winter, from camellias to ginger and daylilies to fruit trees. If you know
of a garden or yard that merits the recognition, or if you are interested in becoming
a member of this interesting and worthwhile organization, contact Pat Collier at


259-6064.

'Storm spotter'

class April 24
Want to know more about se-
vere weather?
A three-hour class will be held
on Tuesday, April 24 at the emer-
gency operations center on US
90 in west Macclenny that will
teach you how to become part of
the "storm spotters" network.
Trained spotters report severe
weather to the National Weather
Service in Jacksonville to help
it make accurate determinations
of what is actually happening in
the Baker County area during a
storm. The reports also assist the
service issuing accurate local and
regional warnings.
The training session is open
to all and begins at 6:00 pm.
For more information call Rich
Christopherson at 955-8112 or
Adam Faircloth, the county's
emergency management chief, at
259-6111.





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specialist by. special waiver in
March. Spec. Harvey also ap-
peared before a board of ser-
geants and outscored fellow
soldiers to be named March's
Soldier of the Month. He will
compete for Soldier of'the Quar-
ter at the end of April.
Spc. Harvey is attached to the
16th Calvary Regiment which
supports training for commis-
sioned officers in Fort Knox,
KY. He is the son of Hubbard
and Sally Harvey of Taylor.


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are now being offered at the Baker County Health Department
(WIC entrance)
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For more information or registration please call
Bernice Manning at 259-8267 ext 2254 or
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Buck Barnes, 79,

was a dairy farmer
Albert Buck Barnes Sr., 79,
of Glen St. Mary, died Saturday,
April 14, 2007, at St. Vincent's
Medical Center. Mr. Barnes
was born
in Barns-
ville, NC
to the late
Dewey and
Lillie Mae
Edwards
B ar n e s .
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worked
as a dairy
farmer most
of his life "
and lived Mr. Barnes
in Baker
County for 50 years. He enjoyed
taking his grandchildren fishing
and spending time working in
the garden. He is predeceased
by his wife Delores Barnes;
children Albert Buck Barnes Jr.
and Helen Faye Allen; brothers
Junior Barnes, Tommy Barnes
and Clyde Barnes, and sister
Nancy Hayes.
Survivors include his daugh-
ter Becky Spires (Ricky) of Glen
St. Mary; grandchildren Jen-
nifer Powless (Danny), Ricky
Spires Jr., Dylan Spires and
Chelsea Spires, all of Glen St.
Mary; Daniel Barnes (Michelle)
of Hilliard, Melissa Walker
(Scott) of Ochlocknee, GA,
Michael Barnes (Michelle) of
Callahan, Shiral Cams of Mac-
clenny; brothers Bobby Barnes
of Lee Land, NC and Ronald
Barnes of Jacksonville; sisters
Dorothy. Britt and Edna Earl
.Britt, both of Fairmont, NC and
Dale Thompson of Charlotte,
NC; 12 great- grandchildren.
The funeral service was held
at the chapel of Ferreira Funeral
Services Tuesday, April 17 with
Alex Slaughter and Pastor Scott:
Walker officiating. Interment
followed at Woodlawn Cem-
etery.

Thanks so much
On behalf of Lettie Mae
Benefield's family, we would
like to express our deepest ap-
preciation to Rev. Shannon Con-
ner, Rev. Darrell Wilkinson and
the Macclenny Church of God.
We would also like to thank all
local pastors, churches, friends
and family for all the prayers,
flowers and food during our
time of loss.



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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
www.firstbaptistchurchofsanderson.com


Buck Canaday. 37,

dies onAprill2th
Orbey Riley "Buck" Canaday,
37, of Sanderson died Thursday
April 12,1 -
2007 at Ed r -
Fraser Me-
morial Hos-
pital. He
was born in
Lake City
September
9, 1969. He .
is a life long wd
resident '
of Baker ',
County.
He loved Mr. Canaday
spending
time with his children, fishing,
hunting and collecting arrow-
heads.
Survivors include his par-
ents J.N. and Linda Sue Rhoden
Canaday of Glen St. Mary; chil-
dren Tiffany, Rebekah, Rachiel,
Joshua Canaday and Jacob Pow-
ell, all of St. George, Ga.; ma-
ternal grandmother Mildred G.
Rhoden of Glen St. Mary; sisters
Judy K. Rewis (Manley) of Tay-
lor, Nova Teresa Galway (Les
Jr), of the Georgia Bend, Me-
linda Duncan of Baxter; nieces
Heather and Brystal; nephews
Trenton, and Les, and numerous
cousins.
The graveside funeral service
was held Monday, April 16 at
Oak Grove Cemetery in Mac-
clenny with Pastor Bill Joris
officiating. Arrangements were
under the direction of V. Todd
Ferreira Funeral Services,

Expresses thanks
The family of Frances "Lin-
'da" Luke would like to express
its thanks to family and friends
for the prayers, food, flowers
and supportthat we receiVp, Jl',,
the loss of,our Mom. May God,
bless you all.
THE DAVIS, WIGGINS &
HARRIS FAMILIES


First United

Methodist

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


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Leonard Crews,

78, of Palatka dies
Leonard Hubert Crews, 78,
of Palatka died April 13, 2007 at
Putnam County Medical Center
in Palatka following a brief ill-
ness. Mr. Crews was born Janu-
ary 19, 1929 in Baker County,
the son of the late Acic Roger
Crews and the former Gertrude
Taylor-Crews. A long time resi-
dent of the Putnam County area,
Mr. Crews was an avid fisher-
man. A concrete paver by trade,
he built runways for the mili-
tary in Vietnam during the war.
He was preceded in death by
his wife Dora Johnson Crews;
brother James (Buster) Crews;
sisters Ferrice Johnson and June
Joseph.
Survivors include his chil-
dren Donna Kay Wilson (Ed-
die), Lynda Fraser (Michael),
Roger Crews (Nancy), Ray
Crews, Norman Jean Bell (Don-
ald), Linda Bell (O.J.) And Lar-
ry Harrison (Connie); sister Bar-
. bara Price; 14 grandchildren and
11 great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was held
Tuesday,April 17 at Temple Bap-
tist Church in Jacksonville with
Rev: Robert J. "Bob" Galantine
officiating. Interment followed
in Sellers Cemetery. Arrange-
ments were under the direction
of R. Vance Prestwood, L.F.D.


Owen Finley 96,

SofNorth Carolina
Owen Elmer Finley Jr., 69,
of Apex, NC died Wednesday,
April 11 at the Rex Healthcare,
Raleigh, NC following an ex-
tended illness. He was a native
of Jacksonville and had resided
in Macclenny before moving
to North Carolina several years
ago. He was the son of the late
Owen Elmer Finley Sr. and Min-
nie Josephine Burnsed Finley.
He was employed as a mainte-
nance engineer with Tipper Tire,
Inc. in Jacksonville for many
years. Mr. Finley was a Baptist.
Survivors include sons Chris
D. Finley (Patricia) of Cary, NC'
aii'd'Wi\ ne 0. Fiiile\'" f South-'
port, NC; grandchildren Rosa J.
Finley, Sara Finley-Ibrahim, Sa-
mantha A. Finley and Chris D..
Finley Jr.; great-grandchildren
Courtney Finley and Thomas D.
Ibrahim.
The graveside funeral ser-
vice was conducted Monday,
April 16 at Woodlawn Cem-
etery .in Macclenny with Rev.
H.A. Dorminey, pastor of Old
Kings Road Baptist Church, of-
ficiating. Guerry Funeral Home,
Macclenny, was in charge of ar-
rangements.


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Ms. Wilkerson

dies April 10th
Jennifer Christine Bohannon
Wilkerson, 25, of Macclenny
died suddenly Tuesday, April 10,
2007 at her home. Jennifer was
bor June 15, 1981 in Gaines-
ville and lived in Baker County
all of her
life. She
worked as a
waitress at
the Waffle
House in -,
Macclenny.
Jennifer
loved her t h
animals,
watching
movies
and talk-
an o al Ms. Wilkerson
phone. She
also enjoyed shopping at thrift
stores, and most of all she en-
joyed spending time with her
children.
Survivors include her mother
Thelma D. Jackson and stepfath-
er Robert Bates of Lawtey; her
father Johnie T. Jackson of Jack-
sonville; children Amber Nicole
Mann, Kaleb Maxie Wilker-
son, Donald Scott Wilkerson,
and her unborn child, Tamberly
Maddie Wilkerson; brothers
Johnny Jackson III of Orange
Park, Joey Dwane Jackson and
Jamie Stuart Jackson, both of
Jacksonville and Ricky Thomas
Jackson of Houston, TX; sister
Paula Evelyn Airail of Jack-
sonville; two step-sisters Tonya
Bates Stuckey and Laura Jane
Bates; paternal grandmother
Neda Mae Jackson of Jackson-
ville; uncles James Duval, Phil
Duval, Steve Jackson and Gary
Jackson; aunts Faye Thornhill,
Barbara Kelly, Mary Rowell and
Sandra Jones; numerous nieces,
nephews, cousins and friends.
The graveside funeral ser-
vice was held, Tuesday, April
17 at Oak Grove Cemetery with
Cecil Jackson officiating. The
arrangements were under the
direction of V. Todd Ferreira Fu-
neral Services.


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John Powell, 67

an avid sports fan
John Edmund Powell, 67, of
Macclenny died Sunday April
15, 2007 at his residence. He
was born on December 26, 1939
in Troy, N.Y. to the late James
and Catherine Bateman Pow-
ell. He moved to Macclenny in
2005 from
Orlando. He
was always .dim
smiling, en-
joyed tell- .
ing stories
and loved
spending
time with
his family
and friends.
He loved
p saying Mr.Powell
golf, watch-
ing football and basketball. He
was a United States Navy veter-
an. He retired in 1996 from Bell
South after 32 years of service.
He is predeceased by his broth-
er; Bernard Powell and sister
Margaret McAvoy.
Survivors include his wife of
27 years, Ruth Gibson Powell;
children Sherry Littlejohn of
Melrose, Barry Watkins (Grace)
and Lisa Smith (Joey), both of
Macclenny, Kellie Rogers (Tom)
of Waycross, Tracy Platz of
Jacksonville and Rhonda Wat-
son (Todd) of Knoxville, Tenn;
brothers James, Powell (Betty)
of Waterford, NY, William Pow-
ell (Deanna) of Melbourne, FL.
and Daniel Powell (Denise) of
Troy; sister Ella Mae Flana-
gan (James) of Hyde Park NY;
eight grandchildren; one great-
granddaughter; many nieces and
nephews.
The funeral service will be
held Thursday April 19 at 11:00
am at the chapel of Ferreira Fu-
.neral Services with Pastor Jim
Wilder officiating. Burial at Sea
will follow with United States
Navy honors. in Norfolk, Vir-
ginia. The family will receive
friends from 6-8 pm Wednesday
at the funeral home.


Helen Taylor, 66,

loved cooking
Helen L. Taylor, 66, of Mac-
clenny died Saturday, April 14,
2007 at her home. She was born
in Taylor April 12, 1941 to the
late Clarence and Geneva Johns
Bennett. Helen lived in Baker
County all her life. She was man-
ager of the Golden Drumstick
for many years. Helen loved
cooking, baking and listening to
country and gospel music: She
also enjoyed spending time with
her grandchildren. She is prede-
ceased by her children's father
Robert E. Taylor; her parents
and brothers Curtis Gene Ben-
nett and Clarence Bennett, Jr.
Survivors include children
Wayne Taylor (Janet), Deon
Taylor (Syretha), and Lynn Tay-
lor Crews (Kelly), all of Mac-
clenny; sister Lou Bennett Da-
vis (Mallie) of Glen St. Mary;
eight grandchildren and numer-
ous nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was.held
at the chapel of Ferrreira Fu-
neral Services Tuesday, April 17
with Pastor Eddie Anderson of-
ficiating. Interment followed at
Manntown Cemetery.


Jeanette Green, 76,

service April18th
Jeanette Eunice.Carter Green,
76, of Baldwin died Friday, April
13, 2007 in Macclenny follow-
ing a brief illness. Mrs. Green
was born May 29, 1931 in Per-
ry, Ga, the daughter of the late
Thomas Jackson Carter and the
former Exie Elizabeth Evett.
Survivors include her hus-
band of 41 years, Everett Austin
Green Sr.; sons Richard Bur-
nette (Kathy), Everett Austin
Green Jr. (Robbi) and Charles
Allen Green (Patience); daugh-
ters Debra Jean Harbor and
Marshal Lee Anselmo; sisters
Martine Pollach, Jeannie Baugh
(Jim),.Johnnie Walker and Wil-
lette Rowell; 14 grandchildren
and 4 great-grandchildren.
The. graveside service was
held Wednesday, April 18 at
Riverside Memorial Park with'.
Rev. Chris Drum officiating.,
Arrangements. were thunder the
direction of R:V. Prestwood,
L.F.D.


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259-6256
Sunday School 9:00 am .
Sunday Service -10:00 am


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Mr. Wilkerson

rites April 14th
Thomas Matthew "Matt"
Wilkerson, 33, of Macclenny
died Tuesday, April 10, 2007.
He was born in Gainesville and
had resided in Macclenny all
his life. He was a Baptist and
worked as a laborer for Ledford
Enterprises in Glen St. Mary.
He was preceded in death by his
brother Dale Wilkerson.
Survivors include his parents,
Maxie and Mary Wilkerson of
Macclenny; children Trestany,
Trey, Kaleb and Donald Wilk-
erson, all of Macclenny; step-
daughter Amber Mann of Mac-
clenny; sister Renee Graham
(Brian) of Macclenny; brothers
Steven "Wally" Wilkerson (Ter-
ri) and Nathan Allen, both of
Macclenny; nieces and nephews
Brianna and Zacary Graham,
Stephanie, Steven Jr. and Joshua
Wilkerson, all of Macclenny;
best friend Hank; maternal
grandparents Melvin and Mary
Smith of Macclenny; maternal
grandmother Mable Colling-
wood of Macclenny.
The funeral service was.con-
ducted Saturday, April 14 at the
chapel of Guerry Funeral Home
with Rev. Tommy Ledford, pas-
tor of Macclenny Revival Cen-
ter, officiating. Interment fol-
lowed in Oak Grove Cemetery.


In Loving Memory
of
Angie Calvert
8/4/65-4/21/05


God looked around His garden
and found an empty place,
He then looked down upon His
earth and saw your loving face.
He put His arms around you
and lifted you to rest,
His garden must be beautiful,
for He only takes the best.
You've left us precious memo-
ries, your love will be our guide
You live on through your family,
you're always by our side.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
but you did not go alone, ,
For part of us went with you on
the day God called you home.

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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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Rosa Lee Gaskins
7/23/33-4/16/02

Because the Lord is our Shep-
herd, we have everything that
we need. He gives us rest,
comfort & peace beside His
quiet streams. And without
these there is no way we could
have made itforfive years
without you. We miss you so
much and we often think about
that day when you closed your
eyes in Jesus and slept away so
peacefully. We are so glad that
you taught us that we cannot
make it without God. You said
He would never leave us nor
forsake us, and Mommy, you
were right, because this is the
only reason we have come thus
far without you. We are go-
ing to hold out and be of good
courage until we see you again.
Good night, Mommy, but never
goodbye.
GREATLY MISSED BY
YOUR HUSBAND LONNIE,
YOUR CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN
& GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN


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starting at 7:00 pm.
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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
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.
3/22-4/19
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO.: 02-2006-CA-0141

DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, as Trustee
For First Franklin Mortgage
Loan Trust 2006-FF1, Mortgage
Pass-Through Certificates,
Series 2006-FF1
Plaintiff,
vs
SAMUEL BAKER, Ill, etal.,
Defendants
AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 29, 2007,
and entered in Case No. 02-2006-CA-0141, of the
Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in and
for Baker County, Florida wherein Deutsche Bank
National Trust Company, as Trustee for First Frank-
lin Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-FF1, Mortgage Pass-
Through Certificates, Series 2006-FF1 is Plaintiff
and Samuel Baker, III, et al are Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the
Courthouse, in Macclenny, Baker County, Florida,
11:00 am o'clock on the 3rd day of May, 2007, the
following described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment, to wit:
A portion of Tract "A" of the Hills of Glen
as recorded in Plat Book 2, pages 51 and
52 of the records of Baker County, Florida,;
and said lands being a portion of Section
25, Township 2 South,.Range 21 East,
of said county and said lands being also
known as parcel no. 20 and being more
particularly described as follows:
Commence at the intersection of the East
line of a 50 foot right-of-way known as
Confederate line with the North line of
Confederate Drive South and thence N
02*43'50" W along the said East right-of-
way a distance of 637.16 feet to the point
of beginning; thence run N 0243'50"
W, along said right-of-way a distance of
159.28 feet; thence run N 8716'10"E,
a distance of 286.66 feet; thence run S
02"43'50"E, a distance of 159.28 feet;
thence run S 8716'10"W, a distance of
286.66 feet to the point of beginning. The
lands described are the lands. intended to
be described in Official Records book 112,
pages 59 and 60 of the records of Baker
County, Florida.
a/k/a 11497 Confederate Lane, Glen St.
Mary, Florida 32040.
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of
the date of thelis pendens, mustfile ac (I.i ,uair,,n'
60 days after th'sale:';I" e ' .
DATED this 10tlh day of April; 2007.
A.L.Fraser
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: Jamie Crews
As Deputy Clerk
FABER & GITLITZ, PA.
9830 S.W. 77th Avenue, 2nd Floor
Miami, Florida 33156
Telephone: (305) 662-41140
4/12-19c
STATE OF FLORIDA, CRIMINAL JUSTICE
STANDARDS & TRAINING COMMISSION,
Petitioner
vs.
DARRELL W. GENTRY, Case #24083
Respondent
'NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: DARRELL W. GENTRY,
Residence Unknown.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Administrative Com-
plaint has been filed against you seeking to revoke
your CORRECTIONAL Certificate in accordance with
Section 943.1395, FS., and any rules promulgated
thereunder.
You are required to serve a written copy of your intent
to request a hearing pursuant to Section 120.57, FS.
upon Michael Crews, PROGRAM DIRECTOR, Crimi-
nal Justice Professionalism Program, Florida Depart-
ment of Law Enforcement, P. 0. Box 1489, Tallahas-
see, Florida 32302-1489, on or before June 2, 2007.
Failure to do so will result in a default being entered
against you to Revoke said certification pursuant to
Section 120.60, F.S., and Rule 11B-27, F.A.C.
Dated: April 2, 2007
DIRECTOR STACY L. DICKSON, JR.
CHAIRMAN CRIMINAL-JUSTICE STANDARDS
AND TRAINING COMMISSION
By: -s- Doug Culbertson, Division Representative
4/12-5/3
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 02-2007-CA-0043

PATRICIA L. FISH, as Trustee of the .
BENJAMIN F FISH REVOCABLE
LIVING TRUST, and PATRICIA L. FISH,
as Trustee of the PATRICIA L. FISH
REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
DAVID B. MELTON, not known to be
dead or alive, et al.
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: DAVID B. MELTON
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Verified Mortgage
Foreclosure Complaint on the following property in
Baker County, Florida:
Parcel ID# 20-1 S-21-0000-0000-0130
Parcel "C"
Commence at the NE corner of Section 20,
Township 1 South, Range 21 East, Baker.County,
Florida and run thence S 89"34'00" W., along the
North line of Section 20, a distance of 1235.10
feet; thence S 0102'06" W., 787.81 feet to the
South right-of-way line of Bluff Creek Road (a
60 foot public right-of-way as presently estab-
lished); thence continue S 0102'06" W., 423.14
feet; thence N 8931'48" E., 242.81 feet to the
Point of Beginning; thence S 3213'50" E., 322.47
feet; thence N 8934'16" E., 180.52 feet to the


West right-of-way line of Timberlane Drive (a 60
foot public right-of-way as presently Established);
Thence N 01*01'35" E., along said West line,
375.13 feet; thence S 8931'48" W., 350.18 feet;
thence S 0507'45" W., 101.18 feet to the Point of
Beginning .Containing 2.51 acres, more or less.
Parcel "D"
Commence at the NE corner of Section 20,
Township 1 South, Range 21 East, Baker County,
Florida and run thence S 89"34'00" W., along the
North line of said Section 20, a distance of 1235.10


feet; thence S 0102'06" W, 787.81 feet to the
South right-of-way line of Bluff Creek Road (a 60
foot public right-of-way as presently established);
thence continue S 01*02'06" W., 432.14 feet to the
Point of Beginning; thence S 0102'06" W., 304.31
feet to a concrete monument; thence N 89'32'22"
E., 600.27 feet to the concrete monument on the
West right-of-way line of Timberlane Drive (a 60
foot public right-of-way as presently established);
thence N 0101'35" E., along said West line, 30.01
feet; thence S 89"34'16" W., 180.52 feet; thence N
3213'50" W., 322.47 feet; thence S 89031'48" W.,
242.81 feet to the Point of Beginning. Containing
2.50 acres, more of less.
has been filed against you and you are required
to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any,
to it on FRANK E. MALONEY, JR., P.A., Attorney,
whose address is 445 East Macclenny Avenue,
Macclenny, Florida 32063; (904) 259-3155, within
thirty (30) days after the first publication of the no-
tice and on or before the 30th day of April, 2007,
and to file the original with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on FRANK E. MALONEY, JR.,
P.A., attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise
a default will be entered against you for the relieve
demanded in the Complaint or Petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on
this 28th day of March, 2007.


T.A. "AL" FRASER
CLERK OF COURT
By: Jamie Crews
Deputy Clerk
Frank E. Maloney, Jr., Esquire
Attorney for Personal Representative
445 East Macclenny Avenue
Macclenny, FL 32063
(904) 259-3155
Florida Bar No.: 142990
4/5-26
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT EIGHTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 02-2007-CA-0051

YARBOROUGH MOBILE HOME SALES, INC.
A Florida corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
HATTIE MAE WOOLBRIGHT not known to
be dead oralive and all unknown grantees,
creditors, and all other parties claiming by,
through, under or against them, and if dead,
their unknown spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, and all other parties
claiming by, through, under or against them;
and all unknown grantees, creditors, and all
other parties claiming by, through, under or
against them, and, if dead, or not known to be
dead or alive, their several and respective
estates, unknown spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees and creditors, or other parties
claiming by, through, under or against t
hose unknown natural persons, and the
several and respective unknown assigns,
successors in interest, trustees, creditors,
lienors or any other party claiming by,
through, under, or against any corporation,
existing or dissolved, or other legal
entity named as defendant, and all claimants,
persons or parties, natural or corporate,
or whose exact legal status is unknown,
claiming under any of the above named
or described defendants or parties, or':
claimingto'have:any right, ti'., ,.,, int 2 :i
in aid to the'lands hereafter described.- -
Defendants.


NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: HATTIE MAE WOOLBRIGHT, not known to be
dead or alive.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Action to Quiet
Title on the following property in Baker County,
Florida:
A parcel of land lying bad being in Government
Lot 19, Section.36, Township 2 South, Range 20
East, Baker County, Florida, being moreparticularly
described as follows: Commence at the Southwest
corner of said Government Lot 19; thence along
the South line of said Government Lot 19 alsd the
North right-of-way line of Five Churches Road, a
bearing of N 87052'47" E, a distance of 414.24
feet; thence N 00*27'17" W, a distance of 305.0
feet to the Point of Beginning; thence N 87052'47"
E, a distance of 69.06 feet; thence N 00027'17" W,
a distance of 25.00 feet; thence N 87"52'47" E, a
distance of 200.32 feet; thence S 0027'17" E, to a
point on the South line of Government Lot 19, also
the North right-of-way line of Five Churches Road;
thence along the aforesaid lot line and right-of-way
a bearing of S 8752'47" W, a distance of 269.38.
feet; thence N 00*27'17" W, a distance of 305.0
feet to the Point of Beginning. Containing 2.0 acres
more or less.
has been filed against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it
on FRANK E. MALONEY, JR., PA., Attorney, whose
address is 445 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny,
Florida 32063; (904) 259-3155, within thirty (30)
days after the first publication of the notice and on
or before the 14th day of May, 2007, and to file the
original with the Clerk of this Court either before
service on FRANK E. MALONEY, JR., P.A., attorney
or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relieve demanded in
the Complaint or Petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on
this 12th day of April, 2007.


T A. "AL" FRASER
CLERK OF COURT
By:Jamie Crews
Deputy Clerk

Frank E. Maloney, Jr., Esquire
Attorney for Personal Representative
445 East Macclenny Avenue
Macclenny, FL 32063
(904) 259-3155
Florida Bar No.: 142990
4/19-5/10

DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN & FAMILIES
NORTHEAST FLORIDA STATE HOSPITAL
The Community Behavorial HealthCare Advisory
Board announces a meeting.
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 25, 2007 @
11:30 am
Place: Northeast Florida State Hospital, Building 1
conference room
General subject matter to be considered: Organiza-
tional meeting and general provision of services by
the Community Behavorial HealthCare Office.

Please call 904-259-4671 ext. 28 for instructions
on participation.

4/19
DINKIN5 NEW
CONGRECGATIONA.4L
METHODISTT CHlIICH
',CI 137 N. of .Sndcraon
Sunday School 10 0)(i urn
Sunday Minrnlril 5:'rwi. I (10 I an
Sunde Nighl .seric C.O() pm
\.ed. Nihti Senvice 7 30 pIm
Where Everyone is Somebody and
Jesus is the Leader
E\'ERYONE W\ELCO L
Pastor Rev. Ernie Terrell


L egaloft--ices


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


CASE NO.: 02-2006-CA-0062
TINA D. SIMMONS n/k/a
TINA D. ELDER,
Plaintiff,
vs:
TERRY ADDISON and SYRETHA
ADDISON n/k/a SYRETHA MAE
TAYLOR, any unknown tenants
Living at 1971 South CR 229; Glen
St. Mary, FL 32040, Baker County,
Through it's Housing Rehabilitation
PrOtram-and through it's'Oode-" ', :" I. '
Enforcement Board and Chrysler
Credit Corporation.
Defendants.
AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CHRYSLER CREDIT CORPORATION and the
heirs of Terry Addison

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Verified Complaint
to Foreclosure has been filed on the following
described property:
Lot 6, Block 1, Country Estates, a subdivision
recorded in Plat book 2, Page 63 of the current
public records of Baker County, Florida.
You are required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to the action on Petitioner's
-Attorney whose name and address is Hugh D. Fish,
Jr., P.O. Box 531, Macclenny, Florida 32063, on or
before May 11, 2007 and file the original with the
Clerk of Court, either before'service on petitioner's
attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a
Summary Final Judgement will be entered for the
relief demanded in the petition.
Witness my hand and seal of this Court on this
10th day of April, 2007.
Thomas "AL" Fraser
As Clerk of the Court
By: Jamie Crews
As Deputy Clerk
4/19-26

HIGGINBOTHAM'S TOWING & RECOVERY
P.O. BOX 1120, US 90 WEST
GLEN ST. MARY, FL. 32040-1120
Phone (904) 259-4375 FAX (904) 259-6146
The following vehicles will be sold at public
auction May 4, 2007 at 10:00 am, at Higginbo-
tham's Towing & Recovery, US 90 West, Glen St.
Mary, FL. 32040.
1993 Ford.Taurus
ID#1FACP52U7PA106672
1998 Pontiac 4 door
ID#1G2NW52M6WC706080
1995 Ford F150
ID#1FTEF15N1SNA98329
1995 Ford F150
ID#1FTEF15NXSNB71861
4/19




Mt. Zion N.C.

Methodist Church
121 North t 259-4461
Nlacclenn\ FL

Pastor Timi Cheshire

Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6.00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 7 00 pm









Jesus answered, "Verily, verily I
say unto Ihee, except a man be
born of water and of the Spirit,
he cannot enter into the king-
doni of God." John 35


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 02-2007-CA0025

FRIER FINANCE, INC.
Plaintiff,
vs
DANNIE W. ANDREWS and SUSAN ANDREWS;
and other unknown parties in possession,
including the unknown spouse of any person
in possession of the property, and if a
named Defendant is deceased, the surviving
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
and all other parties claiming by, through,
under or against that Defendant, and all
claimants, person or parties, natural or
corporate, or whose exact legal status is
unknown, claiming under any of the 'named
or described Defendants,,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Susan Andrews, Defendants, unknown tenants;
and other unknown parties in possession, including
the unknown spouse in possession of the property,
and if a named Defendant is deceased, the surviv-
ing spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
and all other parties claiming by, through, under or
against that Defendant, and all claimants, persons
or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact
legal status is unknown, claiming under any of the
named or described Defendants.

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose
a mortgage on the following described'property in
Baker County, Florida, to-wit:
Lot 1, Confederate Farms, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 86, Public
Records of Baker County, Florida, together with a
1973 LASA Mobile Home, SN: C4732456S3913A/
B.

has been filed against you, and you are required
to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any,
to it on Plaintiff's attorney, and counsel of record,
Andrew J. Decker, III, Esquire of.The Decker Law
Firm, PA., 320 White Avenue, Post Office Drawer
1288, Live Oak, Florida 32064, within thirty (30)
days after the first publication of this Notice of
Action, and file the original with the Clerk of the
Court; Honorable Al Fraser, whose address is Baker
County Courthouse, 339 East Macclenny Avenue,
Macclenny, Florida 32063, either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter. If you
fail to answer, defend or otherwise plead to this
action to foreclose a mortgage, a Default will be
entered against you for the relief demanded in the
Complaint. This Notice of Action is executed and
published pursuant to the provisions of 49.08, et
seq., Florida Statutes.
DATE: April 13, 2007.
Honorable.AI Fraser
Clerk of the Court
'Baker County, Florida
By: Jamie Crews
'As Deputy Clerk

4/19-26



































Classified ads and notices must be
paid in advance, and be in our office
no later than 4:00 pm the Monday
preceding publication, unless other-
wise arranged in advance. Ads can
be mailed provided they are accom-
panied by payment and instructions.
They should be mailed to: Classified
Ads, The Baker County Press, P.O.
Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063. We
cannot assume responsibility for
accuracy of ads or notices given over
the telephone. Liability for errors in all
advertising will be limited to the first
publication only. If after that time, the
ad continues to run without notifica-
tion of error by the person or agency
for whom it was published, then that
party assumes full payment respon-
sibility. The Baker County Press
reserves the right to refuse advertis-
ing or any other material which in
the opinion of the publisher does not
meet standards of publication.





Brand new Sears water softener sys-
tem, $585. Free installation. Good used
appliances. 90 day money back guaran-
tee. 266-4717. 4/12-5/31 p
King pillowtop, new with warranty,
$289, can deliver. 904-391-0015.
11/2tfc
3X24 ft., 29 gauge, metal roofing; 2x6,
44 ft., load bearing, trusses. 334-6695.
4/5-26c
Antique breakfront buffet, breakfront
.china cabinet, buffet, all mahogany, can
be seen at Southern.Charm. 259-4140.
12/9tfc
Visit The Franklin Mercantile, welhaye
an amazing array of antiques, collect-
ibles and home accessories in a charm-
ing, historic landmark. Call 259-6040.
3/1 tfc
Central 3-ton A/C unit; runs great,
$300. 259-2375. 4/19c
Butterfly dining table with 6 chairs,
very ornate, fluted legs, rare; half round
foyer console. All pieces are mahogany
wood. Southern Charm. 259-4140.
2/3tfc
Take over payments. 2005 Polaris
Trail Boss, excellent condition, just pur-
chased in 2007. Call Jason at 904-259-
3259 or 904-408-9026. 4/19-26p
Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece,
excellent condition. Southern Charm
259-4140. 12/9tfc
1995 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic,
less than 40,000 miles, $11,000. 626-
3573 cell or 275-2586 home. 4/12p
Bed, beautiful temp-pedic memory
foam mattress & boxsprings, new in
plastic, with warranty, retail $950, must
sell $379, can deliver. 904-858-9350.
11/2tfc
Must sell. Girl's eight piece bedroom
set with Serta pillowtop, flat springs,
$300 OBO; large computer desk, $30;
rocker $25. 259-0721 or 866-5140.
4/12c
Wedding dress & veil, size 4, white,
spaghetti straps, beaded, $200. 904-
748-1130. 4/12p
Solid wood cherry sleigh bed with mat-
tress & boxsprings, retail $950, sac-
rifice for $395, can deliver. 904-858-
9350. 11/2tfc
4-wheelers, 2005 Eton Viper 150,
$2700; 2005 Kymco Mongoose 50,
$1200; both have less than 10 hours,
shiny blue & silver with matching hel-
mets. 259-9386. 4/19-26p
Compost. 259-3547. 4/19p
2001 Coleman Bayside pop-up camp-
er, 2 slide outs, awning, many extras,
asking $6500. Call 378-0101.4/12-26p
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
canvases, drawing pads and much
more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
Street, 259-3737. tfc


Luxury queen pillowtop, in plastic, APHA, 7 year old mare, breeding
$199. 904-398-5200. 11/2tfc stock, $1500. 259-2268. 4/12-19p A D
a YARD SALES
VAR,4A6ESAE Friday & Saturday, 8:00 am-?. Michelle Road.
YAWS Whispering Pines subdivision. Benefits burn-
u out victim. Furniture. lots of everything.
r Wednesday. Thursday & Friday 8:30 am-3:30
2000 Ford Taurus LX, 96,000 miles, Notice to readers: A E pm. 9960 S. Glen Ave. (125 Si. 90307-8066.
excellent condition. 275-2744. 4/12c The newspaper often publishes classified Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-3:00 pm.
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse, power win- advertising on subjects like work-at-home, say ay a ay 8 am pm.
dows, power locks, sunroof, baby blue, weight loss products, health products. 7598 S. Yellow Pine Circle, off north end of Bob
$13,600. Call Tony @ 904-237-7631. While the newspaper uses reasonable dis- Burnsed Rd., Glen. Scrapbook of Antique Arms


4/19p
1998 Camaro, needs minor work,
$2000. 904-748-1130. 4/19p
1996 Ford Escort, A/C, runs & looks
good, $1200.904-704-5043.4/19-26p
2001 Chrysler Sebring LXI, black, 2
door, fully loaded, 5 disc CD changer,
sunroof, leather, all power, excellent
condition, 54,000 miles, $8000. 838-
0093 or 509-3372. 4/19p
1984 Chevrolet S10, looks great, runs
great, drives great, great fixer upper!
New paint, wheels & tires, spray-in
bedliner, $2500. 259-7646. 4/19




Gwen's Handyman Service. Repairs,
painting, carpentry, general mainte-
nance. Free estimates 259-9128.4/19c
Looking for nice twin bed frames, mat-
tresses & box springs. 251-5655.4/19c
Certified teacher with Master's degree
available to help your child catch up,
keep up and get ahead. Day and eve-
ning hours. Donna Ruis 316-9060.
4/12-26p
Now accepting antique furniture on
consignment. Pieces have to be in good
condition. Call Karin at Southern Charm
259-4140. 2/13tfc
Afraid of downsizing? Start building a
business today to supplement your in-
come in case of a layoff. Call 904-868-
3655.... .... .... ,: ,. 4/19p ,
Gwen's Home Cleaning Services. Reli-
able & trustworthy, good prices, excel-
lent references. Free estimates 259-
9128. 4/19c
*Spring cleaning special* One week
only. Windows inside, outside,
screens, ledges, troughs. Call for your
special estimate and schedule. All
phases of cleaning available. Profes-
sional work at affordable prices. Call K
at 259-2997 or 275-3521. 4/19p
Do you have a junk car or truck you
want hauled off or to sell? 259-7968.
4/22tfc




Roommate wanted. Single, male or fe-
male, over 25 years old. 904-545-3224
leave message. 4/19p




Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $50 boarding fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc
English/White English pups, CKC, POP,
shots & wormed, $650 to $750. 275-
3079. 4/19p
English Springer Spaniel AKC regis-
tered puppies. Home raised, held daily
& lovingly socialized. Tails docked,
dewclaws done, dewormed, vet certi-
fied with current shots, both parents
on site. Born 3/13, available 4/30. $100
deposit to hold. First come, first served.
Females $550, males $500. Call 259-
9957 or email: flockman@aol.com.
4/19c
Purebred Angus bull, 13 months,
$800. 259-7071. 4/19p
German Shepherd puppies. 912-843-
8207 or 904-655-3892. 4/19p
AKC Labrador Retriever puppies,
black, 1 male, 1 female, 10 weeks old,
shots & wormed, health certificate.
Must sell. Tyler Barnhart 259-8429.
4/19p


creation in deciding on publication or sucn
ads, it takes no responsibility as to the
truthfulness of claims. Respondents should
use caution and common sense before
sending any money or making other com-
mitments based on statements and/or
promises; demand specifics in writing. You
can also call the Federal Trade Commission
at 1-877-FTC-HELP to find out how to spot
fraudulent solicitations. Remember: if it
sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
- The Baker County Press
Full-time Receptionist/Administrative
Assistant position available for a punc-
tual, motivated individual. Mail or deliv-
er applications or resumes to 250 North
Lowder Street, Macclenny, Fl 32063.
3/15tfc
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
Advertising sales associate.
Experienced sales person for commis-
sioned advertising sales. Publications
for military and Native Americans. Call
Ronn Jones at 904-359-3399.4/12-19p
Experienced painters needed. Must
have tools, benefits after 90 days. 259-
5877. 12/30tfc
Local home care agency seeking PRN,
RN and a full-time PT. Please call 259-
3111 for more information. 4/19tfc
A Touch of Grass Lawn Service needs
experienced full time lawn maintenance
worker with valid Florida drivers license.
259-7335. 3/23tfc
Certified Southern Yellow Pine lumber
grader, day shift, competitive pay &
benefits. Call Great Southern Timber &
Lumber, Inc. In Lake City @ 386-752-
3774 for an appointment. 4/12-29p
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. 3/1 tfc
Pier 6 Seafood now accepting applica-
tions for all positions. 259-6123.
3/22-4/26c
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.
4/19p
Family Service Specialist Baker
County. A high school diploma and
atleast two years experience work-
ing in social or community service;
must have demonstrated experience in
working with low-income people; must
have knowledge of various computer
software packages and their operation.
Apps/resumes may be mailed to NFCAA,
Attn: HR Dept., 4070 Boulevard Center,
4500 Building, Suite 200, Jacksonville,
FL 32207 or fax to 904-398-7480.
Telephone 904-398-7472. Closing date
of application is May 2. 4/19p
Laundry Aide. Part-time, various
shifts must be dependable and able
to work nights and weekends. Please
apply in person to Macclenny Nursing
and Rehab, 755 S. 5th St. and ask for
Bonnie. 4/19c
Sitter for elderly lady in nursing home,
12-15 hours weekly. Transportation and
references required. 259-3878. 4/19c

Press Advertising
Deadline
Monday 5:00 PM


by Delier, signed & dated 1947, 2 matching antique oak press back
rockers, huge antique bolt bin, small American oak bureau, old
items (condiment set, sheet music, lea kettle, picture albums, comic
books, bread box, canister set, Cosco step stqol, advertising contain-
ers, dated meat grinder, agate pans, printer trays), 50s metal stroller,
cherry pilter, older games, telescope, cast iron fry pans, foreign
post cards, 60s women's magazines, small appliances, roaster, coca
cola memorabilia, small bird cage, Seagram's advertising snack con-
lainer, covered glass cake dish, small crocks, misc. newspaper clip-
pings (1916-1949). pastoral pamphlets (mostly 1920s). bank news
pamphlets (1912 & 1927), older record sets, new small wood plant
stands, 50s solid wood desk. child's wood chair, round cheese box,
e..ercise equipment, weights, wheel chair, table, copier, air compres-
sor, tools, clarinet, lots of glassware & kitchen items (some old),
lamps, old porcelain talbe tops, several framed pictures including
1987 military map and locomotive nail!wire art, air conditioner, cos-
tume jewelry. Too much to list. Stop by, you won't be disaponted. If
rain, call 259-4279 to see if open.
Friday & Saturday 9:00 am-1:00 pm. 28A Martha Drive. Furniture,
decorative items. 259-9567.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-1:00 pm. 13298 Clet Harvey Rd. off 229
S. Girls bedroom furniture, dining room tab le, movies, bathroom
accessories, clothes, much more.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-5:00 pm. US 90 to W. Smokey Road.,
follow signs. Big sale.
Friday & Saturday 9:00 am-2:00 pm. 121 N. on left. Nice stuff, pro-
duce, tomatoes. Hope to see you.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?. 535 Ivy St. Clothes, housewares, Ro-
totiller. Everything priced to sell.
Saturday 8:00 am-3:00 pm. CR 229 S across from Ray's Nursery
sign. Baby stuff, adult clothing, miscellaneous items. Too much to
list. 2 families.
Saturday 8:30 am-?. 9151 Smokey Road. Glen. Lots of stuff.
Saturday 8:00 am-?. 9492 Mudlake- Road.- Lots of furniture & fur-
nishings.
Saturday 8:00 am-noon. 12481 W. Confederate Drive. Hills of Glen.
Multi-lamily.
Saturday 9:00 am-?. 237 N. 4th Street, Macclenny. Baby items.
household goods, furniture, etc.
Saturday 8:30 am-?. 65 N. 6th Street across from CVS. White
dresser with mirror and chest, 19' TV, two VCRs, twin mattress, wo-
mens and boys clothing, much more.
Saturday 8:00 am-?. CR 125 to 7063 Andrew Street. A little bit of
everything. Baby items, clothes, furniture, etc.


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday April 19, 2007 Page 13


Notice to Readers
All real estate advertising in this newspaper is
subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes
it illegal to advertise "any preference, limita-
tion or discrimination based on race, color,
religion, sex, handicap, familiar status or
national origin, or an intention, to make any
such preference, limitation or discrimina-
tion." Familial status includes children under
the age of 18 living with parents or legal cus-
todians, pregnant women and people secur-
ing custody of children under 18.
This newspaper will not knowingly accept
any advertising for real estate which is in
violation of the law. Our readers are hereby
informed that all dwellings advertised in this
newspaper are available on an equal oppor-
tunity basis. To complain of discrimination,
call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll
free telephone number for the impaired is
1-800-927-9275.
3 BR, 2 BA, 1585 SF brick home on
large city lot, open floor plan with lots
of upgrades, fenced backyard with pool
and shed. Call for appointment 653-
1138. 4/12-19p
1.02 acre near St. Marys River with
public boat ramp access, $12,000. Call
904-813-3091. 3/1 tfc
Macclenny. Land-home package. New
1579 SF, 3 BR, 2 BA on 1.5 acre on the
St. Mary's River, $135,000. 904-259-
8028. 4/5-5/3c
/4 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. 3/15tfc
1998 Fleetwood Celebration double-
wide, 5 acres, 2 wells, stocked fish
pond, barn, shed, very clean, $178,000.
904-339-2557. 4/19-5/3p
Your plans or mine! 1.28 acre lot with
existing well, septic and electric at 8797
Dupree Road, $60,000. 813-3091.3/1tfc
FSBO. 3 BR, 2 BA home in Macclenny,
many upgrades. Must see to appreciate,
$165,000 OBO. 904-370-0418 or 904-
964-5017. 3/29-4/19p
New home under construction. Will be
ready approximately end of May. Buy
now pick your colors. 1431 SF liv-
ing; 1980 total SF, $189,000. 904-653-
1136. 4/19tfc
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
3 BR, 2 full bath home, fireplace, CH/
A, screened front porch, 2 car carport,
fenced yard, 1989 SF, corner lot. By
appointment only. 259-6765, 4/19-26p
FSBO. Copper .Creek Hills, Unit III, 2
large lot $65,000 each, 1 lot @ $55,000.
Please telephone 904-813-1580.
1/25tfc
FSBO. 3 BR, 2 BA doublewide on /2 acre,
front & back porch, metal barn, $85,000.
904-259-9776 or 904-302-1219.4/19p




3 BR, 2 BA on 1 acre, $1000/month,
$1000 deposit. 259-2746 ask for Brian.
4/19tfc
3 BR, 1 BA house on 1-3 acre in
Macclenny on cul-de-sac, privacy fence,
big backyard, $950/month, $850 depos-
it. Call 904-349-8321 if no answer, leave
message. 4/19p
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, carpet &
vinyl flooring, living room, kitchen, din-
ing room oh .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
14x60, 2 BR, 1 BA in Macclenny, air &
heat, no pets, $500/month, 1st, last and
$600 deposit. 259-6966. 4/19c


2 BR, 2 BA in city limits, $650/month,
$500 deposit. Call 219-8089 or 259-
6710. 4/19-26p
2 BR trailer in Taylor area. 653-1176 for
details. 4/19p
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home in Glen area,
$150/week, no deposit. Nextel beeper
160*132311*2 or 910-5434. 4/19c
3 BR, 1 BA in city, fenced yard, no pets,
no smoking, $750/month, 1st & last
month's rent, $500 deposit. 813-5558.
4/19p
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
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
3 BR, 2 BA home, $800/month, $300
deposit, no pets, Macclenny city limits.
Please call 259-4148 after 5:30 pm for
appointment and application. 4/19p
Beautiful 3 BR, 2 BA Macclenny home,
large family room & dining room,
screened porch off family room, backs
up to large pond with beautiful view,
$1200/month. 813-505-0030.4/19-5/3p
2 BR, 1 BA, air, $700/month includes
lights & water, $300 deposit. 259-4168
or 705-4236. 4/19p




Smokey Mountain cabin with front
stream, near Cherokee, NC, Gatlinburg,
TN, Dollywood and Pigeon Forge, $325/
week. 386-752-0013. 2/1-4/19p
2 BR, 2 BA ground floor condo, St.
Augustine, poolside, incredible ocean
view, $1000/week. 505-0083, www.
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Professional office space for lease,
1200 SF. Available June 1. $1300/month.
607-5027. 4/12tfc
Downtown next to City Hall. Two
office spaces, showroom, $700 & $800
includes water & electric. 904-838-
2487. 4/19p




1996 Homes of Merit doublewide, 1960
SF, large kitchen, 3 BR, 2 BA, separate
family & living room, must be moved.
275-2925 leave message. 4/19-5/10 p
Reduced! New "2007" 2100 SF, 5 BR, 2
BA, $52,900. Call Larry 904-259-1100.
4/5-26c
1980 Guerdon 14x70, 2 BR, 1 BA, A/C,
heat, $7500. Call Larry at 259-1100.
4/5-5/3c
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Milner to run in 2008


Bradford County Sheriff Bob
Milner said this week he is a can-
didate to succeed Aaron Bean
as state representative from the
12th District that includes all or
portions of six northeast Florida
counties including Baker.
Mr. Bean will leave office this
year because of term limits.
Candidate Milner, 53, has held
his present office since 1992 (lo-
cal officials are not term-limited)
and also has experience with the
state prison system, FDLE and
four years as a high school vo-
cational teacher. He has a bach-
elor's degree in criminal justice
and public administration and is
a graduate of the FBI National
Academy in Virginia.
Mr. Milner is a member of the
Kiwanis Clubs of Bradford and
Baker counties and says he wants
to continue Rep. Bean's "legacy
of conservative leadership." He
and wife Carol are the parents of
two and grandparents of two.
The seat will be up for election
in 2008 and is expected to draw
several candidates. The district









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A MUST SEE! MLS#353752 Beautiful newer
home (2005) on.31 acres. Inside is immaculate.
4BR/2BA, over 2000 SF. Move in ready!
$238,987
HUNTER'S PARADISE! MLS#353074 Nice
3BR/2BA doublewide on 5 acres. Split bedroom
arrangement; master suite w/garden tub. Fully
equipped kit 12 X 9 detached shed $135,000
2006 BRICK MLS#353767 Colonial 4BR/3BA
home w/approx 2900 SF heated 4300 SF total
- w/add detached 30 X 40, 3-car garage on
approx 2 acres, $495,000
OLD NURSERY PLANTATION MLS#357359
2.5 acre parcels, high level lot, close to front
of subdivision, zoned for horses. Your dream!
$108,000
3-CITY LOTS MLS#353112 Well maintained
brick home on 3 city lots, 2,700 SF, 4BR/2BA,
pecan trees, detached gar & wood floors,
$394,000
ALL BRICK MLS#350781 3BR/1BA on
large city lot, newer roof, fresh paint inside,
central heat/ac, fenced back yard & workshop,
$160,000
53 PICTURES PERFECT! MLS#307155
Fenced, cross fences, 2 ponds, elec. Well, septic
system & phone lines. $30,000 Buyer Incentive,
$660,000
VACANT LAND- MLS#329000 40 acres of land
for development South of Sanderson. A great
investment property, $600,000
WELL MAINTAINED MLS#344923 Open floor
plan 3BR/2BA in nice area of Macclenny approx
1.5 acres w/over 1800 SF in good location,
$249,999
INVESTMENT MLS#360088, $75,000;
MLS#360062, $50,000; MLS#360031, $50,000;
MLS#360050, $50,000 .4 mobile homes on
/2 acre lots in Sanderson, may be purchased
according to MLS or as a whole, currently rented
@ $2,150 monthly,


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w/doublewide home, concrete block work shop, Home
Sold As-Is! $165,500
1 ACRE IS ALL YOU NEED MLS#354909 3BR/2BA
mobile home built in 1994, second mobile home
currently has renters & pays $125 per wk, built in 1990,
fenced yard, $150,000
MOVE TO WEST JACKSONVILLE MLS#330275 Move
into this 3BR/2BA, 2046 SF, fenced yard 1 1/3 acre,
paneled 2 V2 car gar, large lemon & other fruit trees.
$269,900
IMPRESSIVE MLS#347887 4BR/2BA home on
gorgeous, 0.78 acre lake lot spectacular master suite &
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Realty Teresa Yarborough Shannon Jackson

m 799 S. 6th St., Macclenny ** 259-6555
New home onJonatlIdw ithor ies .l New-Listing i.[, I.<', d ltsf o-., t.l
master suite ,wit trayE .1' 2 avatories,;tubnid-shower. personality. New hardy pl n~t0id lots of ceram1 tile.
Central heat and air. Onme market or 0 Located 1 mile south of I


4 BR, 2 BA 1440 SF doublewide on one city lot. Fresh paint and new carpet.
Nice wood deck. Fenced yard. Located near US 90 ard 1-0lin Glen St. Mary
$109,000
Reduced- Ten high and dry acres zoned for horses. Located 3 miles west of
Glen St. Mary off of US 90. Good road frontage. Modular, manufactured and
conventional homes welcome Reduced to $100,000
Nice. older MH completely renovated & new additions. 3 BR, 1/2 BA, FP,
screen & open porch, abv. ground pool, privacy fence. Large storage build-
ings. .88 acre corner lot. Reasonably priced at $89,900 Owner will consider
financing with 20% down.
Fixer upper for \0Jk1296 SF 3 BR, 2 BA MH on
2.73 acres. Shed with 9 i ng area. Near Ocean Pond in
Olustee. Needs a little
New Listing Pool & large workshop (large enough for 3 cars, boats, etc.)
with second floor loft that can be used as a teenager's retreat. Brick 3 BR, 2.5
BA, fireplace, screened porch, garage & 2 carports. Nice wooded 2 acre lot on
Bob Burnsed Rd. near Odis Yarborough Rd. Reasonably priced at $265,000.
2 BR, 1 BA approximately 1064 SF brick home with 1 car garage. Located
in Marietta. Priced to sell at $124,900.
New vinyl siding hoae2A ar garage and porch. Master
suite with walk-in c g lavatories, tub and shower.
Central heat and air. ,900
New Listing 4.88 acres joining Baker County's St. Mary's Shoals park
on two sides. 4 year old 3 BR, 2 BA brick home, 1938 SF with fireplace, two
porches and two car garage. Very nice home in good area on paved CR 125
north of Glen. Horses are allowed. Must see. $359,900


OWNER FINANCING- Investment opportunity! Restaurant building
and land across street from courthouse. The building is currently rented to
a barbecue restaurant. This is a prime location (300 East Macclenny Avenue
(US Hwy. 90). Near hospital, doctor offices, city/county offices and down-
town business district. Plenty of parking on .6 acre with 129 front feet on US
Hwy. 90 and approximately 205' on Third St. Sale includes building, land
and equipment listed on original rental agreement.
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.
$92,500.
New Listing Near high & elementary school in Glen. 1400+ SF manu-
factured home on 100x130 lot. 2000 model 4 BR/2 BA with central heat and
air. Nice starter home in convenient location. $120,000
Newly Listed Estate 36.54 acres with mile frontage on river. Estate
sized home is 3200 SF heated & cooled. 4 BR, 2 BA, fireplace, formal
dining room, breakfast nook, game room, office and many other amenities.
'Ro story good quality brick construction. Screened porch, patio/cook area,
screened hot tub. 55x60 concrete-barn and 30x60 hay barn. Fenced and
cross fenced. Home is at the top of hill with panoramic views. The nicest
property in Baker County Shown to qualified buyers by appointment only.
SThis estate can be yours for $1.5 million.
Horse/Cattle Ranch 87,95 acres of beautiful pasture. Fenced and cross
fenced. Panoramic view. Build your dream home on this exceptionally nice
acreage. Shown to qualified buyers by appointment only Own this ranch
land for $1.3 million.


IMMACULATE 2005 MLS#333101 3BR/2BA
home on .31 acres, open fir plan, big back yard,
scrnd porch, & privacy fenced, $215,000
BAKER COUNTY MLS#312559 7.5 acres
private shady land, partially cleared w/paved
road frontage. Already split in two parcels,
$131,100
BRICK-Macclenny MLS#346143 Brick
4BR/2BA on .27 acre w/privacy fence, 3 yr roof,
storage building, & large backyard. Immaculate!
$159,900
ROOM TO ROAM! MLS#354214 On this 4.8
acres, 2500 SF cedar home w/in-law suite. A
Must See! $339,900
ANOTHER BEAUTY! MLS#359232 Full brick
3BR/2BA new construction, split plan, large
family room, large master ba that sits on 1.1
acre. Great area! $292,800
GORGEOUS ALL BRICK MLS#359585 4BR/
3BA, huge kit & formal dining room, 3000 SF
home that backs up to a Preserve, $295,000
A GREAT GET-A-WAY MLS#358159 Need
a haven for you and your family? This is it!
A second home or your primary. Must see
appreciate, $175,000
ACREAGE MLS#341513 3.5 acres located just
35 miles fm Jacksonville, mobile home allowed,
$49,900
BAKER COUNTY MLS#333770 3 acres of
vacant land on paved rd, mobile home or build
to suite in Sanderson, creek in rear of property,
$60,000
ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING MLS#325474
Gorgeous 2646 SF Colonial home on 10 acres,
3BR/2.5BA w/add bonus room, playground for
children & more! $399,999
COMMERCIAL FOR SALE MLS#360641 13-
14 acre parcel has railroad access, large parcel
cleared and ready to build, existing 2400 SF
metal bldg w/2 bays & more! $3,200,000


2 YEAR OLD 2-STORY MLS#358832 4BR/2BA, nice
corner yard, recessed lighting, wired surround sound, 2-
car gar, send patio & so much more! $209,500
MOVE TO ADAM'S LAKE MLS#359599 5BR/3BA, 3391
SF beautiful home set back in Preserve, 9 ft ceilings, 8 ft
on 2nd fir, ext gar, covered patio and more! $330,000
BEAUTIFUL LAND MLS#362238 28.54 acres
partially cleared in Macclenny Rural County but close to
town. $599,340
MUST SEE! MLS#362439 immaculate 4BR/2BA,
garden tub, dining/living room, frplc & new wall-to-wall
carpet. $225,900
WELL MAINTAINED MLS#348201 4BR/2BA stucco
home, cul-de-sac, Westside, newer neighborhood, 1984
SF w/privacy fenced. $214,900


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South, Jacksonville

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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday April 19, 2007 Page 14


LocalTfrefighters lauded for saving colleague whofel throughfoor..
County fire chief Richard Dolan (left) reads citations during the April 16 county commission meeting praising five volunteers for aiding injured colleague Don Loudermilk
after he fell through a burning floor early on March 12. Pictured here are (l-rfrom the chief) Jimmie Oliver, Lt. Kevin Grodi and Will McFather; not pictured are Will Davis
and Charlie Clanaki. All received certificates of merit, and Lt. Grodi a medal of valor. Mr. Loudermilk was pulled to safety, and has since been released from the burn unit at
Shands Gainesville. He is expected to recover fldly from second and third degree burns to his back.


Register now for

Camp Cherry Lake
Want to enjoy a week of
swimming, canoeing, fishing,
archery, games, crafts and much
more? Then register for 4-H
Camp Cherry Lake held June
4-8. 4-H Camp Cherry Lake is
located in Madison on scenic
Cherry Lake. This camp is open
to all youth ages 8-12 as of Sep-
tember 1,2006.
The camp cost is $150 which
includes all meals, a t-shirt, sup-
plies and snacks. There are sum-
mer food program discounts for
families on the free or reduced
lunch program.
Registration forms are avail-
able at the Baker County Exten-
sion Office (259-3520) or on our
website at http://baker.ifas.edu.


Town of Glen St. Mary
Notice of Public Hearing Street Closings

The following streets have been requested to be
closed by Mr. & Mrs. Ray Gatlin:

1. East Washington Street From North Hilliard
Avenue to the town limits.
2. North Orange Avenue From East Mount Vernon
Street to East Madison Avenue
3. North Highland Avenue From East Mount Vernon
Street to East Madison Avenue

Any support or objections may be heard at a special meeting
and public hearing to be held at the Glen St. Mary Town Hall on
Tuesday, May 1,2007 at 7:00 pm.


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday April 19, 2007 Page 15


orts


Wildcats earn top


seed at tournament


The Wildcat baseball team
will be seeded first in the next
week's district tournament,
thanks to some impressive play
this past week. The Cats got a
pair of close wins against two
tough district opponents to finish
the season 8-2 and clinch the top
slot in the upcoming tournament
hosted on their home field.
Coach John Staples really
wanted that number one seed.
A good position in the seedings
brackets the Cats against weaker
opponents and is a big help in
Staples' quest to win a second
straight district title.
The Cats opened the week
by traveling to Live Oak to take
on the Suwannee County Bull-
dogs on Tuesday. Jarrell Rpdg-
ers picked up his eighth victory
against just one defeat from the
mound with a strong pitching
effort. The 5-4 victory over Su-
wannee was a crucial one for
BCHS and it was imperative that
Rodgers be on target.
The Cats traveled to Alachua


on Friday and collected a 3-0
win over the Raiders. Staples
was particularly impressed with
the pitching performance of Kyle
Kennedy, in his first start of the
year. Kennedy answered Staples'
confidence with a shut-out win.
"Kyle Kennedy hasn't had
an opportunity much this year,
and he made the most of his first
start," said Staples. "He is going
to be a big part of our success
next year and I could not have
been any prouder of a young man
than the way he pitched against
Santa Fe."
Kirk High had three hits and
five RBIs in the two games.
Kelly Davis continued to hit the
ball hard with three hits. Chad
Schroeer and Adam Lewis also
collected three hits last week.
The Wildcats will host the dis-
trict tournament next week with
4:00 and 7:00 games on Monday
and Wednesday and the cham-
pionship game at 7:00 pm on
Thursday.


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Lady Wildcat softball Cami Craig, then picked up three
'as knocked out of the dis- more in the fourth from Griffis,
ornament on Monday with Smith and Heather High.
t home to Bradford Coun- They held off a furious Hornet
1-5 loss to the Tornadoes comeback attempt in the top of
disappointing end to an the seventh.. The Hornets man-
down season for Cheryl aged three runs that inning but
Lady Cats. the Cats defense came through,
y committed six errors in leaving a pair of runners on base
me as Bradford jumped for Yulee.
a four run lead in the first The Wildcats pulled out an-
The lead would be insur- other close game on the road in
Bible and,,:besides. pulling. Lake Cit ..-The 10-8 slugfest saw
ck in the second inning, -Brittany Hansen score in the first
uldn't claw their way into inning and then the Wildcats ex-
ne. plode for six more in the second.
lone Wildcat run came Griffis, Smith, High, Hansen,
Bridgett Williams was Williams and Tiffany Smith all
. Caitlin Griffis doubled scored that inning.
Kristen Smith fly-out It looked as if the Wildcats had
t Williams home. Brad- put the game away, but Colum-
Ided an insurance run in bia scored four in its half of the
h inning. inning. Kristen Smith added an
Lady Cats went into the insurance run to give BCHS a.8-
iding a two-game winning 4 lead over the Tigers, and High
They had defeated Yulee and Hansen added two more in
home on Tuesday for Se- the top of the seventh, but CHS
ght and then beat Colum- wasn't done.
;h 10-8 in a tense contest The Tigers got a single run in
City on Thursday. the fourth and three more in the
girls got a pair in the sec- seventh to make it interesting.
runs from Williams and


The BCHS Wildcat track
team successfully qualified a
number of runners in the sub-re-
gional meet at Hamilton County
High on Tuesday, April 10. Elev-
en Wildcats will be traveling to
Bolles on Thursday to compete
in the regionals.
Kendra Russell won the shot
put with a hurl of 29.10. The
4X800 relay team of Cory Cava-
naugh, Evan Ward, Luke Kenne-
dy and Kyle Wray placed second
in 9:04.
Kennedy placed second in the
1600 meters in 5:09. Courtney


Bradley took third in the 300 me-
ter low hurdles in 57:82.
Shandal Lee, Matt Peebles,
Harold Moore and Tommy
Moore placed third in the 4X100
relay. Wil Fletcher placed third
in the 800 meter run with a time
of 2:16.
Harold Moore wrapped up the
qualifiers with a fourth place fin-
ish in the 100 meters in 11.4.
Baker, Hamilt6n, Taylor, Su-
wannee, Madison County and
Fort White were competing in
the sub-regionals.


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I can't imagine what it must
have been like to be Jackie Rob-
inson and have to put up with
what he had to deal with every
time he stepped out of the dugout
into a major league park. Major
League Baseball paid tribute to
Robinson and his achievement
this past weekend. On Sunday,.
April 15, several major league
players wore Robinson's number
42 to celebrate his life.
Robinson, of course, was the
first black player to play in the
majors when he broke in with the
Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Pre-
vious to Robinson, they played
in the segregated Negro Leagues,
producing stars like Josh Gibson
and Satchel Paige, who were the
equal to any player in the Ameri-
can or National Leagues.
But after the. war, Dodgers
owner Branch Rickey began a
search for a player who could not
only excel on the field, but stand
up to the enormous pressure of
integrating the league. Robinson
was his pick and he didn't go into
the season with any illusions.
Robinson knew the kind of
pressure he was under. He knew
that in every ballpark, particular-
ly the Southern ones, he would
face abuse unlike any received
by other players. Some tried to
spike him or injure him and calls
would go against him.
Some of his own teammates
shunned him at least until
they discovered he could play.
On the road, he wasn't able to eat
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to stay in a separate, black only
hotel. Even when Rickey and the
other Dodgers complained, there
was little they could do.
He and his family received
hate mail, death threats and
even Brooklyn fans hurled racial
abuse from the stands. When he
was on the field he was cursed
from other dugouts and the fans
nearest him kept a constant poi-
sonous stream of abuse flowing
at him.
He took it every day; every.
week, every month, for years.
With grace and dignity.
It wasn't easy. Robinson prob-
ably went home and wanted to
break things; wanted to yell and
scream and hit something. But in
public he held his temper.
I couldn't have done what he
did. I'd have cracked.
It is that dignity and courage,
as well as his incredible talent,
that eventually won over Brook-
lyn fans and.made his lot a little,
a tiny bit, easier and opened the
door for Roy Campenella, Willie


Mays and the other black play-
ers in baseball and all sports that
would follow.
A year later, President Harry
Truman integrated the Armed
Forces. But it was another five
years before Brown vs Board of
Education set the school integra-
tion ball rolling a process that
would last until the 1970s.
Robinson's baseball prowess
put him in the Hall of Fame after
he retired. But far beyond that,
he will always be a figure to be
honored and admired well be-
yond baseball.
Jackie Robinson was a true
hero. In life as well as athletics.


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