The Baker County press
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Title: The Baker County press
Uniform Title: Baker County press (Macclenny, Fla. 1929)
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Language: English
Publisher: Tate Powell
Place of Publication: Macclenny Fla
Creation Date: May 10, 2007
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78th Year, Vol. 2 Thursday, May 10, 2007


Taylor evacuated in path

ofBugaboo Island ire...

Press Publisher
The Bugaboo Island Scrub
Fire of 2007 got its name from
a tract deep in the Okefenokee
Wildlife Refuge that bears the
Lightning ignited it and two
others in the heart of the great
swamp last weekend, and
Bugaboo, fed by brisk north
winds and low humidity over
the weekend, headed south.
It consumed an estimated
30,000 acres of woodland and
swamp and posed no immedi-
ate threat to homes or property
- until it jumped Florida 2
near the Eddy Tower in north
Baker County about 10:00 am
on Tuesday.
Suddenly, the situation grew
more urgent as the US Forest
Service, one of several public
and private agencies brought



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While education
many of Florida's
received bad' news
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cation recently r
results of the 3rd g
exams, in Baker C
were able to breath
relief and take son
victory lap.
The results,
released May
2, reported the
of Florida's 3rd
graders on stan-
dardized tests
covering reading
and mathemat-
ics. Statewide,
19 percent of
them scored at
the lowest level
on the reading
exam and face
grade retention.
In Baker County,
that figure fell to
11 percent, down
from 13 percent
in 2006. In fact,
the number has
steadily fallen

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in to battle the fire, called for
mandatory evacuation of the
Taylor area lying to the south-
Comprised of over 100 homes
and farms, Taylor and vicinity
lay in the path of the Bugaboo
blaze if stiff north winds con-
Volunteers from Baker Coun-
ty's eight stations rushed to a
command post set up at the
Taylor station on CR 250, fol-
lowed shortly by Macclenny
and Columbia County units.
Sheriff's deputies fanned
out along 250 and into neigh-
borhoods known by their road
names -Thannie Harvey, Jack
Dowling Circle, Pinhook Trail
- urging people to leave.
Traffic along CR 125 north
into Taylor pickup up around
midday as residents left jobs
in Macclenny,

Jacksonville and Lake City to tives and friends well south of The headlights of fire plow bulldozers
retrieve valuables, livestock, the potential fire path. are barely visible in the haze that settled
retrieve valuables, livestock, the potent re jpate. t over a section of the Baxter Grade near
photo albums and other prop- When the fire jumped the a backburn (top photo). Below (1-r) the
erty. highway, Baker joined the backburn deliberately set to combat the fire
A shelter was set up at the ranks of other counties in head moving south; Lt Billy Miller of the
First Baptist Church in Glen Florida and Georgia beset by sheriff's department plots on a map where
St. Mary, where dozens gath- wildfires' that were drawing evacuation orders were given early Tuesday
ered at sundown. Most evacu- national attention. afternoon. Below, volunteers stage at the
ees went to the homes of rela- Taylor fire station.

d grade math takes

from its 2003 level of 20 per- one of five school districts ii
cent. the entire state in third grad
Baker County third graders reading that had growth."
made slight improvements on Ms. Voorhees attribute(
the reading exams; 78 percent much of Baker County'
were said to read at grade level, steady upward in reading
as opposed to 77 percent last scores to the Florida Read
year. The mean score on read- ing Initiative. The FRI, whicl
ing tests improved one point, is several years old in Bake
from 320 to 319. But those fig- County, was introduced in lo
ures are rosy compared to the cal elementary schools in a
rest of Florida; in fact, Baker effort to aid evaluation of




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is the only county in Northeast
Florida to show improvement
on the third grade reading
Local reading scores have
consistently trended upward
since 2003, when just 66 per-
cent.of its third graders could
read at the proper level. Susan
Voorhees, the district director
of accountability and special
programs, was predictably up-
beat about the results.
"We're very pleased," Ms.
Voorhees said. "We're only

student's reading levels and
improve them through intensi-
fied, direct efforts.
"We felt like [the improve-
ment in scores] was going to be
coming soon," Ms. Voorhees
said. "We've had some out-
standing professional devel-
opment. We've had wonderful
participation with our parents
and students in anything we
do additionally with tutoring
to strengthen their academic
"[Teachers] do what they

reading instruc-
break up, based
he students] are
nd weaknesses.
e purposeful ac-
a teacher does a
n and works in-'
udents at certain

nty also showed
movement in its
math skills with
84 percent at
or above their
grade level.
Only six per-
cent face reten-
tion. In 2006,
75 percent of
third graders
scored at grade
level. In that
respect, Baker
was similar to
much of North-
east Florida.
Clay, Duval,
Nassau and
Putnam coun-
ties all showed
in math scores.
Again, Ms.
Voorhees had
glowing re-
marks for the

county's teachers.
"We are one of the top nine
districts in the state of Florida
in math," she said. "We had a
lot of personal growth in our
math instruction, so we were
very pleased with the scores."
Ms. Voorhees emphasized
that Baker County classrooms
moved to a more flexible form
of math instruction, one that
encourages students to come
to the right answers in their
own way.
(Seepage 3)

Press staff
Elderly, low-income Mac-
clenny residents have been
given an additional tax break
by the city commission.
The board on Tuesday night
unanimously agreed to extend
the homestead exemption to
$75,000 for those homeown-
ers over the age of 60 and with
an annual income of under
$24,000. (Commissioner Rich-
ard Johnson was absent from
the night's proceedings.)
Under state law, every Flor-
idian is entitled to a $25,000
exemption on property con-
taining his or her home. Un-
til recently, the state allowed
municipalities to extend that
exemption to $50,000 for the
above mentioned class of peo-
ple. The Florida Legislature
recently gave local boards the
authority to bump the exemp-
tion to $75,000.
"It's just good," City Man-
ager Gerald Dopson said. "It
just seems like something that
sa) s, 'He),,we could do some-

(See page 2)

No surprise here; local

rainfallstick totally dry'

Press Staff
Each morning, a staff member of the Florida Division of For-
estry's Pine-Top station near Glen St. Mary checks the rain gauge.
The amount of precipitation during the previous 24 hours is then
recorded on a monthly log sheet.
To demonstrate, Ranger Joey Griffis slips a long measuring stick
,down through a narrow hole in a funnel which channels rainwater
into an inner storage cylinder encased in a large metal canister.
He removes the measuring stick, holds it up and examines it.
The stick is totally dry.
"Nothing today," he remarks, and records .00 in the log.
In flush times when there is ample rainfall, the inner cylinder
fills and spills over into the outer one which functions as a catch
basin. When this happens, water levels in both containers are added
together to determine the day's total inches of rainfall.
The daily totals are summarized at the end of the month. At the
end of April 2007, Baker County had received .70 less than an
The Baker County Extension Service office at the ag center in
(See page 2)
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It was a great game, until the 6th
Wildcat coach John Staples huddles with his offense on the mound following an
explosion of runs by the West Florida Jaguars in a regional game here last Friday.
The Cats dominated until the sixth inning, then lost 7-3. SEE PAGE 17

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(From page 1)
Mr. Dopson estimated the
change'would c6st 'he city ab'ouit
$3800 in tax revenue. But there
was no voice lifted in opposition
to the measure.
"It's just the right thing to do,
without hesitationn" Commis-
sioner Phillip Rhoden echoed.
In other business, the com-
mission unanimously agreed to
a request from Kerry Dunlavey
of the Baker County Health De-
partment and the local YMCA
to donate three acres of city land
on Lowder St., but only on the
condition that the Baker County
Commission give the city prop-
erty belonging to the Council on
Aging at College St. and US 90.
. The city board wants the
council's property once it moves
out, as it plans to do.
"I believe we've already
helped a lot, and I'm willing
to help," Commissioner Floyd
Bennett said. "But I'm not will-
ing to just keep giving property
and we get nothing in return."
Frank Darabi, the' city's con-
tracted engineer, signed off on
the property transfer. (The do-
nated property is very near the
city's waste water treatment
plant) He emphasized in a letter
to the commissioners, however,
that the city could not give away
any more land near the plant.
The Commission passed un-
animously a resolution autho-
rizing an arrangement with the
Florida Department of Trans-
portation. The agreement ob-
ligates Macclenny to maintain
the rights of way for the various
state-owned roads in the city.
In return, the state will pay the
Macclenny $36,000 annually.
Assistant City Manager Rog-
er Yarbrough, also assigned to
the building and zoning depart-
ment, told the board that 64 per-
mits had been issued in 2007,48
for new homes.
Those departments have also
overseen several new com-
mercial projects in Macclenny,
including Zaxby's (set to open
May 14) and Walgreen's, ex-
pected to open in August.

Monday 5:00 pm

Mr. Yarbrough didn't go into
details, but,told the commission
that a business has expressed
. interest in:an unfinished build-
ing across from Fraser Hospital
originally intended for a kidney
dialysis clinic.

(From page 1)
Northeast Florida hungered
for moisture that has been a
rare commodity since January
(see related article) and the rain
forecast for late Tuesday and
Wednesday, if it did materialize,
was not expected to bring an end
to immediate fire danger.
Fires, some started via light-
ning and some suspected arson,
were burning at mid-week in
neighboring Bradford and Clay
counties and north in Charlton
County, Ga., where much of the
Okefenokee lies. And the mega-
blaze in Ware County, Ga. was
well into its third week.
The Bugaboo fire spread a
gray and sometimes yellow-
ish-gray haze over the eastern
half of Baker County by early
afternoon. Closer to its southern
tip off the sandy Baxter Grade
Road, the atmosphere turned a
dense blue-yellow where heavy
equipment from USFS, the
Florida Division of Forestry and
Okefenokee Refuge tended to a
backburn and plowed fire lines
(see photo).
The Florida Department' of
Transportation closed Florida
2 due to the dense-smoke that
reached from Fargo east to
School children whose homes
lay within the evacuation order
were kept on campus Tuesday
afternoon until picked up by
parents or guardians. The Red
Cross took charge of the shelter
at Glen Baptist, and by the eve-
ning was serving food donated
by area restaurants.
Initially the shelter was brac-
ing for 100-200 evacuees but by
7:00 pm only 16 registered to
spend the night. Dozens more
milled about the area as sup-
plies of blankets, sleeping mats,
drinking water and other items
were brought in.
A small fire broke out late in

No surprise: area rainfall sti'bone-dry
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(From page 1)
west Macclenny says annual
rainfall levels for Baker Coun-
ty have been' as follows: 60.96
inches in 2005; 61.05' inches in
2005; 34.49 inches 'ii 2006.
Year to date rainfall for 2007
is only 9.07 inches.

No doubt about it Baker
County is baking. And as Tues-
day's Bugaboo Scrub Fire that
jumped over the northwest coun-
ty line near Eddy Grade demon-
. liraes, the forest fire menace is
here and real.
County Forester Andy Lan-
born references a print of a
color coded image known as
a KBDI (Keetch and Byrum)
- a drought index designed
specifically for fire potential
assessment. Florida's counties
are coded blue, green, varying
shades of orange-red, yellow arid
finally purple. Blue indicates the
wettest environments. At the op-
posite end of the KBDI scale is'
the purple designation, denoting
desert conditions. Florida cur-
rently has no counties with blue
or purple designations. Most, in-
cluding Baker, fall in the orange-
red category indicating seriously
dry conditions.
"People's most common con-
cern during drought conditions
such as Baker is now experienc-
ing is the possibility of fire de-
stroying their home'or their tim-
ber,'"says Mr. Lanborn. "We've
been getting requests from resi-
dents who want pre-suppression
fire lines dug around their prop-
erty, something normally done
in the fall. The dry conditions,
especially with recent Georgia
fires, have a lot of folks in a
high-alert mind set."
According to Senior Ranger
Larry Chestnut, Baker County
usually experiences dry condi-
tions this time of year, but the
current situation is dryer than
normal. Weather from the Gulf
of Mexico that moves across the
Panhandle generating rain starts
to break up as it approaches Bak-
er County because of the tenden-
cy of high pressure systems that
build above the northeast region
of Florida. What rainfall that has
occurred has not been adequate
to compensate for drought con-
ditions from last year.
"That makes things more
problematic," he says. "There

isn't any water flowing into the
ponds and lakes and so the water
levels are down two to three feet
below normal. ,
Ranger Ricky Baker sa) s the
fact that water runs quickly off
the surface of the ground indi-
cates just how dry it is. The land
is so dry that if there is a sudden '
downpour, much of it runs off
and evaporates without benefit
to plants.
"The ideal rain for conditions
like these is a slow, steady rain
over a long period of time so the,
ground can become soaked and'
hold onto it," he says. "It takes
water to make water. Sometimes
the only thing you can do is pray
for rain."

Because of the dry conditions
and great potential for wildfire,
the county commission declared
a state of. emergency for the
county effedtiv'N Ma'3 2. Open
fire burning, as well'as the 'se
of fireworks, sparklers and other
similar combustibles are prohib-
The burn ban will continue
until the skies bring some relief.
.Rain is in the forecast late
Tuesday and Wednesday of this
week, and if it stays around long
enough it will ease the fears of
DOF and other agencies like the
US Forest Service and county
departments that were busy
Tuesday attempting to contain
the Bugaboo fire near Taylor.

Drought lawn tips

How to we best cope with droughts like the one currently af-
fectuig northeast Florida?
Barbara Smith. Baker County horticultural extension agent.
suggests the following for drought management tips for lawns and

landscape plants.
v Water only before 10;00 am and after 4:00 pmdays a week.
1 Adjust irrigation frequency, not amount. Heavy, infrequent
waterings are much less effective than lighter, more frequent ir-
v Use a mower with a sharp blhde. Grass cut with a dull blade
heals quicker and requires less water. Do not remove more than
1 '3 of grass blades during one mowing.
v Postpone fertilizer and herbicide applications until adequate
rainfall occurs. Fertllizers.hae high.salt content and will actu-
ally burn the grass if there is'not adequate water.
v Although bahia grass -apd -centipede grass turn brown dur-
ing a drought, they have a higher drought tolerance and are more
likely\ to resume growth aiid tumrngreen when water supplies are
v Drought conditions are. very hard on new plants that don't
have established root systems. Soaker hoses are ideal for veg-
etables and flower beds. Use a biabbler attachment on your hose
to give a steady. slow surging of water and keeps the root systems
of newly planted trees and shrubs properly irrigated.
v If lawns exhibit spotting, check and adjust calibration of
sprinklers. Some areas may not be receiving enough water.

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the afternoon along Interstate 10
and was quickly extinguished
by construction crews who are
resurfacing from US 90 west to
the Columbia County line.
A five-acre woods fire the
afternoon of May 1 was believed
arson. It was located off Cow
Pen Rd. near Hamp Register Rd.
and was quickly extinguished by
DOF and local volunteers.
Forest Supervisor Steve
Holman said he found a drink
bottle with paper stuffed inside
on the western edge of the fire,
and DOF crews responding to
the alarm about 4:20 said they
passed an ATV leaving the area
at a high rate of speed.
The Bugaboo fire later
Tuesday had variable movement
to the south, largely dependant
on the wind direction and inten-
Baker County fire chief Rich-
ard Dolan said the wind direct-
ed the main fire fronts south,
passing Taylor to the west and
making further evacuations at
Sportsman's Park off 250 and a
few residences along the Eddy
Grade all but certain.
Approaching midnight
Tuesday, several local units
stood down and the main fire
fighting force was augmented
to units from Jacksonville man-
ning local stations and in the
north county, St. Johns, Nassau
and Columbia counties.


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Dear Editor:
Is it possible to change the federal income tax system?
I'm asked this question often as I have the opportunity to talk about
the Fair Tax. In a word, yes. But it will take the interest and involve-
ment of the voting population to make this change come about.
Objective research has been done by Americans For Fair Taxation
supporting a tax on consumption versus a tax on income as we have
now. The clear winners are the American public and American busi-
nesses at every level.
The research is so compelling that Congressman John Linder of
Georgia and 58 of his fellow supporters signed on as co-sponsors of
HkR 25. This is the legislation currently before Congress recommend-
ing the Fair Tax.
Is it going to be hard to change the current Income Tax System?
Again, the answer is yes.
Lobbyists, self-serving groups, many politicians who do not want to
lose the power of "working" the tax code, and individuals who simply
do not believe in capitalism, would prefer to keep or tweak our current
income tax system.
So, how can we overcome these strong forces? Grass roots activ-
Many times in our history, the people made a difference with their
personal commitment to make change happen. The Stamp Act, the
Whiskey Rebellion, women's suffrage, prohibition and its repeal, and
the 1964 Civil Rights Act where all the result of committed individuals
taking it upon themselves to make the government work for them, as.
opposed to working for the government.
The Fair Tax initiative offers another opportunity. As we move to-
ward the 2008 election cycle, we encourage you to learn all you can
about the Fair Tax. You may find a national consumption tax appeal-
ing, you may not. In either case, we owe it to ourselves and future gen-

erations to become informed on the realistic alternatives to the current
system. Details of the initiative can be easily read at FairTax.Org.
Mark Gupton
North Florida coordinator
Americansfor Fair Taxation

(Editor's note: The letter writer will be guest speaker at a free luncheon at the agri-
culture center on May 31 starting at 11:30 am. The event is sponsored by several local
supporters of the Fair Tax.)


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(From page 1)
Baker County will shortly
receive more progress reports.
In a few weeks, DOE will re-
lease reading and math scores
for grades 4 through 10: Soon
thereafter, the state will report
science scores for grades 5, 8
and 11. And in. mid-June, par-
ents will receive individual
school grades.

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A pleasant (and fuitful) first fishing

experience last wee

I've heard people talk about fishing my entire
life, but have never actually been fishing myself
until recently. At 5:30 am, I climbed into a truck
loaded with a Jon boat, trolling
motor, oars, coolers filled with ice, TH E T
drinks and food, life jackets, rods T L I
and tackle. Crickets munching on P
a couple wedges of raw potato ,
chirped happily in the back seat
and stunk up the cab with 'their KELLEY LA
musty smell,
We saw the sun rise in the early morning dark-
ness as we- drove toward Boggy Creek, a tributary
that empties into the St. John's River in the vicinity
of St. Augustine. We passed through a town called
Spuds on the, way, which still has me chuckling.
A Jon boat is small and I found its intimacy pleas-
ing. Of course, it helps to like the person you spend
the next six hours with as you can't simply walk
away if you have an argument. Such a small venue
occupied by two persons is an exercise in coopera-
tion and teamwork and consideration especially
if one is not at all experienced in the techniques
of casting and reeling in. A hook on the end of a
mono-filament line in the wind is subject to seem-
ingly unpredictable laws of physics. Subtle body
movements that would have few consequences on
solid ground in a large space translate differently
in the confines of a small boat. One careless move
can result in your hook snagging the sleeve of your
companion's shirt, snatching his cap from his head
or worse, lodging in soft protruding appendages
like his right ear. Luckily, I mastered the rod and the
art of casting and reeling in fairly well.
Boggy Creek is a wonderful and mysterious
place. There were few fishermen on the creek that
day and often there was nearly, complete silence.
I quickly learned to watch my cork for that initial
quick bobbing movement which told me a fish had

on Boggy Creek

just taken my bait and to start pulling him in. I was
introduced to Stump Knockers; little fish that bite
aggressively, but are too small to keep. You spend
a lot of time getting them off your
SA hook and throwing them back.
A CYou lose a good bit of bait that
CH way, too.
ICH It was the Copperhead Bream
we were after and they didn't
.NNIGAN disappoint us. As I reeled in with
all my might (it's surprising how
strong they are) my partner would scoop them up
in the net and work the hook out of their mouths
with pliers. I'd open the cooler and plop, in they'd
go onto the ice. Sometimes they'd suddenly begin
to thrash around inside the cooler, which was a bit
We ate lunch in the boat, turkey and cheese sand-
wiches and sweet, sweet iced tea. There aren't any
restrooms for ladies and the banks of the creek are
inaccessible, not to mention the ubiquitous popu-
lation of 'alligators. My partner had thoughtfully
brought along a "tinkle bucket." I will spare the
readers the details but the particulars took place
out of sight in an extremely dense overhang of oak
branches and Spanish moss for which I was ex-
tremely grateful.
You lose track of time when you're fishing, that
is for sure. I could hardly believe we'd been in the
boat all day, before it was time to get going. We
stopped for seafood on the way home and the next
day I got a lesson on cleaning fish. I took photos too,
for those who wouldn't believe that I had caught
eight Copperhead Bream on my own the very first
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What does county risk if Cedar Creek falls short?

(This is the second in a series of "thought
pieces" by Ed Preston, Baker County's
planning director, designed to heighten
awareness during the time a DRI (devel-
opment of regional impact) undergoes
initial consideration by state agencies.
The articles touch on key areas that will
be affected by a 600O-unit development
of this scope (est. 12,000 more people)
just west of Glen St. Mary.)

Baker County Planning Director

With 6000 new families ex-
pected over the next 15 years
from the Cedar Creek develop-
ment, the average, wage in Bak-
er County will increase. This
means more money will be spent
for goods and services and there
will be an increase in business
opportunities. However, more
people in the community will
also result in increased expenses
for local governments. Will it
balance out?
Baker County government
will get more income from prop-
erty tax revenue, retail sales,
gasoline sales and from develop-
er's contributions to building in-
frastructure like roads, water and
sewer plants. The county will
also see increased expenses for
providing roads and new water,
sewer, and storm water services.
The expenses for police and fire/
rescue and for schools will also
go up.
On the financial balance, will
Baker County come out ahead,
break even or be in a deficit?
Five thousand of the 6000 fam-

ilies will be 55 and older because
the development is designed to
be "age-restricted." (Use the
term 'active adult communities'
in a computer's search engine
and see what is being built by
the development industry). One
thousand families will be age
un-restricted. All 6,000 families
will pay taxes to support schools
but only 1,000 families will have
children in the school system.
Baker County schools come out
ahead, financially.
The median household in-
come will be about $50,000 per
year, about $5,000 more than
Baker County's median income
for 2006. It is anticipated that
many of the 5,000 age-restricted
families will have income from
retirement plans and Social Secu-
rity, instead of a weekly payroll.
Most of this is new cash into the
local economy. These funds are
"imported" into the community
through banks, retail establish-
ments, gas stations, etc; from
corporations, and retirements
funds elsewhere that previously
employed these newcomers.
This is good news!
Twenty-five million dollars of
capital improvements will be pro-
vided by the developer, includ-
ing a water plant, water re-use
system, sewer plant, recreation
sites, storm water, improvements
to old roads, and construction of
new roads.
All of the road and utility
costs will be handled trough a

community development dis-
trict the developer will establish
with the county's permission.
The cost of these improvements
will be included in the price of
the new homes and their annual
fees. The new home buyer pays
for all of the improvements when
they buy their house. The county
pays nothing.
It will definitely take more
money to operate the county
over the next 15 years.
Inflation alone will make sure
of that. But Baker County will
get about $25 million dollars
worth of capital improvements
paid for and.built by the devel-
oper and the new home-buyers.
The county will also receive
nearly $30 million in additional
revenue from the Cedar Creek
Development through 10 dif-
ferent revenue sources. Baker
County's ad valorem revenue is
projected to increase by $14mil-
lion from the new homes in this
one development. Remember,
these new home will go on the
tax roll at today's values!
Due to the fact that everything
takes time and all 6000 homes
are not going to be built at once,
the projections show the first five
years will be probably be even
(the amount of additional in-
come equals the cost of provid-
ing additional services). In years
5 through 15, money coming in
is projected to outpace the mon-
ey going out. This will gradually
increase to $6 million a year by

the time the project is built out
in 2022.
All of the financial projections
are just projections. What hap-
pens to Baker County if they are
off? What have we risked?
If you were about to sign a
contract concerning road con-

struction, school construction,
water and sewer construction for
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Officers honored at memorial

The annual Law Enforcement Memorial Day observance was held outside the
Baker County sheriff's department building the evening of May 3. In addition to
remembering five officers killed in the line of duty dating back to 1904, the top
departmental awards were presented. They went to (photos from far left) Wayne
Limbaugh, the Morris Fish and Coca Cola Award, Tony Norman and Charles
Ross (not pictured), the Joseph Burtner Award and scholarship to UNF, Angela
Norris, the Detention Deputy of the Year, Bobby Kelly, Explorer of the Year and
(right) Tracey Rigney, Communications Officer of the Year, Guest speaker was
ex-state attorney and 2006 candidate for governor Rod Smith (lower right), who
spoke on the sacrifices made in the line of duty by police officers. The event was
attended by nearly 100 people in addition to department employees.

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among sto
AMacclenny man was robbed
of two Chevy 4X4 rims valued
at $200 on May 1.
Linda Snover was keeping
the rims for William Mash at her
Eagle Drive home. She told po-
lice a Macclenny man who she
identified had been at the house
earlier in the day wearing a ma-
roon blazer.
When she came back to her
home to find the rims stolen,
two men she did not know told
her they had seen a man in a ma-
roon blazer walk into her back
yard, place an object in the blaz-
er, then leave. Mr. Mash said the
suspect asked earlier if the rims
were for sale.
In other reports, Glen St.
Mary resident Michael Varnum
told police on April 30 that $140
worth of music equipment was
missing from his Madison Av-
enue home. The missing items
include dtum microphones and
cords stored in a black canvas
bag in the closet of his room.
A four-month-old pit bull be-
longing to Glen St. Mary resi-
dent Claude Mann was taken
from his front yard after he went
to work May 3. Mr. Mann told
police that he had tied the 20-
pound, red and white-colored
bulldog to a tree.
Macclenny resident Stephen
Wilford told police the same day
that he saw an unidentified man



stealing a well pump belonging
to friend Dustin Williams from
Mr. Williams' Glen St. Mary
Mr. Wilford drove by Mr.
Williams' land on Jim Star-
ling Rd. and says he saw a man
standing next to the pump. He
Says he later saw the same man
picking flowers in the front yard.
Mr. Wilford claims he saw the
man drive away in a late model
Ford truck with the pump in the
A license plate number pro-
vided by Mr. Wilford traced the
truck back to a company based
in West Virginia.
Someone moved a ladder and
climbed into a window at APEX
Fabrication on Griffin Ct. in
south Macclenny between 4:00-
8:00 am on May 2.
Employee Leanne 'Hurlburt
told police $8 from a cash box
appeared to be the only property
taken. The sheriff's department
checked the premises just after
4:00 am responding to an alarm
and found nothing suspicious.
Two possible fraud cases
were reported recently, includ-
ing a $395 check written on the
account of 81-year-old Irma
Gerrengano, no address listed.
The other involved an debit of
$97 on the account of Lee Gross
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Bryceville burglary

suspect caught here

A 17-year-old Jacksonville "Man, I'm gonna be hon-
youth was turned over to author- est with you. I left him at that
ities in Nassau County, where he residence," the deputy quoted
and an accomplice face multiple Mr. Yale as saying when asked
felony charges for burglary and about the whereabouts of the
theft from a residence in the second suspect, later identified
Bryceville area in the early af- as Markus Smith, 18, also of
ternoon of May 1. Jacksonville.
Justin Yale is expected to be Shortly after Mr. Bullard's
charged as an adult for his role call to the local deputy, the Nas-
in the burglary at the home of sau County sheriff's department
Donna Keen off Hunt Road. He was advised of the burglary, and
also faces a count of possession a deputy arrested Mr. Smith at
of stolen property, two electric gunpoint following a brief chase
saws found in the bed of his into nearby woods. The Nas-
Ford Ranger pickup when he sau officer later said the suspect
was stopped in south Macclen- brandished a knife when con-
ny by Deputy Randy Davis. The fronted, a weapon he obtained
youth is charged in Baker Coun- from the Keen house. He also
ty with possession of a ceramic ransacked it before the deputy
pipe with marijuana residue, arrived, and brought a number
Deputy Davis minutes before of items outside to be hauled off
the arrest received a call on his in the pickup. All of the Keen
cell phone from Fred Bullard property was recovered, includ-
of Bryceville, ,an acquaintance ing the two saws in the Yale ve-
who by then was following the hide.
Yale pickup eastbound on US It was unclear whether the
90 toward Macclenny. Mr. Bul- older suspect was aware his ac-
lard, the brother of the burglary complice had driven off when
victim, had become suspicious Mr. Bullard approached the
when he spied the white pickup house.
near her home, and when he Deputy Davis said early
drove up to it, Mr. Yale sped this week the two confessed to
away southbound on CR' 121 lack of experience burglarizing
(River Road) to US 90. houses, and that they had been
The victim's brother also told coached by several other "sea-
Deputy Davis Mr. Yale was in soned" criminals to target an
the company of a black male area north of Macclenny off SR
when he spotted them at the 121. Unfamiliar with the area,
Keen residence. When he was they mistakenly turned north
stopped in Macclenny after be- from US 90 on CR 121, other-
ing clocked on US 90 going 75 wise known as the River Road,
mph in a 60 mph zone, Mr. Yale west of the Baldwin-Bryceville'
was alone. area.

Arrests for marijuana at

BCHS, middle school

Two arrests for misdemeanor
marijuana possession were made
on school grounds last week,
one of them a 15-year-old Baker
High student wh, said he was
given $5 fromanAuncle to buy. it
from another student.
The student, from Glen St.
Mary, was found with the pot the
morning of May 4, and Deputy
Ben Anderson said the student
who allegedly sold it to him de-
nied doing so. The officer noted
in his report that a search of the
second student turned up no
The other student said his 45-
year-old uncle, who lives at the
same address, gave him the mon-
ey to purchase the marijuana for
him. The case was turned over to
the Department of Families and
Children and the youth was ar-
rested. A case pends against the

A 14-yeaf-old Baker County
Middle School student from
Macclenny faces a similar charge
after he was found with a small
plastic bag of pot the morning of
April 30.
The youth allegedly attempted
to transfer the bag from his pants
to a jacket while being ques-
tioned by Principal David Davis
about graffiti. He told campus
Deputy Tracie Benton he did not
know the bag was in his pants,
nor how it got there.
In a non-drug arrest, Richard
rhoden, 23, of Macclenny was
charged with driving on a license
that had been suspended five

He was arrested by Deputy
Wayne Limbaugh following an
accident at US 90 and 3rd St. in
east Macclenny the afternoon of
May 2.

$16Kin discs stolen

Compact discs valued at an
estimated $16,000 were among
items taken when two parked
vehicles were entered while their
owners were working the day
shift at the Wal-Mart Distribu-
tion center on May 2.
Deputy Bill Starling said the
front passenger side window on
a 1988 Buick belonging to Thari-
us Collier was broken out to gain
entry, as was the rear passenger
window on a 1990 Mercedes be-
longing to Vincent Clayton. Both
are from Jacksonville.
Other than an estimated 800
CDs, the pair reported stereo
equipment and amplifiers taken,
along with cell phones, a pair
of basketball shoes and two tire
rims valued at $1500. In all, the
loss was valued at $19,369.
William Gentry of Sanderson,
another employee at the ware-
house east of Macclenny off US
90, said he saw a blue or green
Dodge Neon in the parking lot
about 2:20 that afternoon, 45 or
so minutes before the victims no-
tified police.
, One of the subjects in the Neon
was a black male, about 5'9"
with dreadlock braids, a white t-
shirt and baggy blue shorts. Mr.
Gentry said the second suspect
was also a black male but he did
not get a close look at him.
In other theft reports involv-
ing vehicles, a 2004 Ford Ex-
pedition belonging to Christine
Grimes was taken from outside
her residence off Jack Dowling
Circle during a 12-hour period
before midday on May 3.
Ms. Grimes told Deputy Wil-
liam Hilliard no one else had a
key to the SUV, and there was
no sign of forced entry into her
nearby residence.
Chris Stampler of Lake City
reported on May 1 someone took
his 1991 John Deere front-end
loading tractor from a lot off CR
127 in Baxter. The theft occurred
between April 27-30.
The victim had been remov-
ing scrap metal from property
owned by Marcus Rhoden of
White Springs, Fla., who told
Deputy Gavin Sweat the vehicle
and trailer were on the vacant lot
when he checked on April 29.

Someone made quick use of
credit cards after stealing them
along with a purse and its con-
tents from a parked 2006 Chev-
rolet Malibu belonging to Caro-
lyn Combs of Macclenny.
The locked car was parked on
US 90 in Glen St. Mary between
1:30-5:00 pm on May 2 when
someone entered it by smashing
a rear window. A purse and wallet
valued at $225 held a checkbook
and credit cards, along with $361
in cash. Deputy James Marker
said Ms. Combs' credit cards
had been fraudulently used twice
when she reported the theft.
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Landlord tip, 'memory stick' lead to two arrests

Acting on a tip from a dis- ing to the Richardsons poppe
gruntled landlord to Jacksonville up on the screen.
police, sheriff's investigators last Ms. King also told police moe
week arrested a couple for the of the property was pawned, bi
April 26 daytime burglary of the the television and computer wei
Eugene Richardson residence sold to individuals in Jacksor
south of Sanderson. ville. She implicated Mr. Pierc
Most of the valuable jewelry in the re-sale of the computer.
taken that day was pawned in Value of the property take
Jacksonville, but the victim and from the Richardson residence
his wife identified a jewelry box off Mud Lake Rd. that momin
and perfume found at the rented was placed at over $11,000.
quarters of Charles Ballard, 39, The couple was booked in th
and Jessica King, 29, on Jack- Baker County jail for burglar
sonville's westside. and grand theft, and Mr. Ba
Investigators Steve Harvey lard is also wanted in Catoos
and Chuck Brannan were led to County, Ga. on three counts (
the residence May 2 by a JSO burglary.
officer who had been contacted In another arrest, Glen S
by Eric Pierce, owner of the Mary man has been tied to
residence on Dellwood St. where least three home burglaries da
the couple was staying. He was ing back to early March.
upset at them because they were Henry A. Williams, 24, wa
behind in rent, and he overheard charged with the May 5 burglar
them talking about a burglary in of the Lula Haines residence o:
Baker County. He also noted they Raulerson Lane near Sanderso
had property taken in the theft. during which a computer, guiti
In subsequent interviews, and $500 in rolled coins wer
the investigators said Ms. King taken.
admitted to her role in the brea- Mr. Williams is an acquair
kin, saying she first knocked on tance of Avery Crawford, th
the front door of the Richard- victim's son, and allegedly sol
son residence, then waited in a some of the stolen merchandise
parked van while Mr. Ballard to Rachael Kemp of St. Georgc
went in through a rear door and Ga. Ms. Kemp had earlier bee
hauled out a television and com- questioned by Baker Count
puter, then the jewelry in a pil- investigators about purchasing
low case. property taken from another ac
Ironically, it was a "memory quaintance of Mr. Williams
stick" retrieved by the landlord Robert Porterfield of Maccler
that implicated the couple. JSO ny.
office Scott McNeil plugged it Mr. Porterfield on May 5 re
into a computer in his vehicle ported $850 worth of property
and data identifying it as belong- including a television and garde

4-wheeler, lawn equipment

taken from C
Police are searching for
$3800 in property, including a
Honda four-wheeler, taken from
an Olustee man sometime on
May 3 or 4th.
Herman Dugger told sheriff's
deputies that the four-wheeler
valued at $2500 was taken from
an open carport attached to his
Hagan Lane home, along with a
green utility cart and three gas
cans. Mr. Dugger also said that
his chain saw, lawn edger, hedge
trimmer and .22 caliber rifle
were taken from a small storage
Police took photos of tire
tracks and wereable to find sev-
eral footprints on Mr. Dugger's
property. Deputy Randy Davis
dusted several areas for finger-
In other cases, police are in-
vestigating the theft of a 9mm
handgun out of a Macclenny
woman's car.
Tonya Shelby said she was
storing her Ruger 9mm handgun
underneath the backseat of her
car until she could replace it in
her safe. It was stolen on May
Ms. Shelby told police that
two acquaintances knew of the
gun's location.
Ten strands of copper wire
were stolen from outside the va-
cant Wal-Mart building on 6th
St. sometime during the period
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his residence off CR 23D. of May 1 after awakening to her
On the basis of interviews barking dog and seeing what she
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also charged with breaking into intruder fleeing her residence off
the residence of Cheryl Lewis on Riverside Dr. in Glen St. Mary
Big Blvd. in Macclenny, taking on foot.
jewelry valued at $1000, baby Ms. Clark told Deputy Patrick
clothing, food and other items. McGauley the suspect then sped
Mr. Williams, whose occupa- away in a vehicle from the front
tion is listed as a plumber, is also of the residence, and she found
charged with grand theft. He is a rear door "slightly ajar." It had
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Ex-boyfiend is arrested

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An estranged boyfriend was girlfriend Felicity Crawford, 30,
arrested for stalking and tres- of Jacksonville.
passing at a residence off Reid Deputy John Hardin stopped
Stafford Rd. during the early a vehicle northbound on SR 121
morning hours of May 6. in Macclenny about 10:15 the
A Chevrolet pickup driven evening of May 3 because of a
by George Rodriguez, 27, of faulty tail light. Ms. Crawford
Macclenny was stopped near was driving and Mr. Graves was
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after 6:00 am after Sgt. Michael check turned up the outstanding
Crews followed it from near the court order that had been sought
residence of Kasey Crews off by Ms. Crawford.
Nutty Buddy Lane west of Glen Sworn complaints alleging
St. Mary., battery were filed against Cher-
Earlier, Mr. Crews told the rodi Wilcox, 19, and Danyell
officer Mr. Rodriguez was at his Glover, 33, both of Macclenny
residence beating on the door following a scuffle during the
and windows, yelling threats early morning hours of May 1.
against Angle Hickman, 30, of Ms. Glover told Deputy Jim-
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national origin during summer vacation when school meals are not available. All children 18 years old and
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Accused of assaulting

wife while she held baby

A Macclenny man is accused
of striking his 18-year-old wife
during an argument the evening
of May 6 while she held their
newborn daughter.
Brittany Collett, 18, told po-
lice that her husband Stephen,
26, twisted her wrist in an effort
to retrieve his cell phone. The
two were allegedly involved
in an argument over a stroller.
Ms. Collett told police that she
angered her husband when she
knocked a cigarette out of his
mouth because she didn't want
her young daughter, whom she
was holding at the time, to be
Ms. Collett said she left their
residence off Willie Wilkerson
Rd. in Macclenny carrying her
child, but not before her hus-
band narrowly missed her with
a thrown candle. She later called
the sheriff's department from a
friend's house. Deputy Jeremy
Moran stated that Mr. Collett
smelled strongly of alcohol; he
also admitted to arguing with his
wife, but denied hitting her.
In other incidents, a Glen
St. Mary woman's allegations
against her husband led to the
man being arrested in Columbia
County on May 3 for violating a
restraining order.
Melissa O'Neail of Glen St.
Mary told police that her hus-
band Troy, from whom she has
been estranged since Novem-
ber 2006, got in touch with her

through a third party in January.
Ms. O'Neail, who has a restrain-
ing order against her husband,
said she talked with him periodi-
cally for several months, mainly
about their child.
But Ms. O'Neail said that her
husband called her on April 30
and threatened to kill her. Fur-
ther, she says he told her "that
if she contacted the police, he
and Melissa would spend the
rest of the eternity in Hell."
Upon hearing these allegations,
Baker County deputies got in
touch with their counterparts in
Columbia County where Mr.
O'Neail, who has an address in
White Springs, was arrested.
Arthur Givens, 61, of Sander-
son was charged on May 5 with
repeatedly hitting his 50-year-
old, wheelchair-bound brother
Donnie in an argument over
The younger brother told po-
lice that they were arguing over
money at an address off Five
Churches Road and his brother
punched him twice in the head.
He also claimed Arthur hit him
in the head with a broomstick.
The accused, however, told
police that Donnie had crushed
his foot with his wheelchair. Ac-
cording to police, he admitted to
punching his brother, but only
in self-defense. Deputy James
Nickles then arrested Mr Givens
for domestic violence battery.

Macclenny man killed

in Georgia van wreck

A Macclenny man returning
from an engagement party in
Savannah with family members
was killed when their van over-
turned on 1-95 south of Bruns-
wick, Ga.
The accident that took the life
of Narendra Patel, 47, occurred
about 5:00 pm on May 6.
According' to the Georgia
High\ia\ Patrol. Mr. Patel was
one of five rear seat passengers
in the southbound Honda Od-
yssey that went out of control
when a rear tire blew out.
All five were ejected as the
van overturned several times
before striking a tree. The oth-
ers, from Jacksonville and Bruns-
wick, NJ., received minor inju-

None were wearing seat belts.
Driver Manubhai Patel, 56,
also of Macclenny and a cousin
of the victim, and front seat pas-
senger Kanubhai Patel, 67, were
not injured. They were wearing
seat belts.
The van driver operates the
Raceway station at Interstate 10
at Woodlawn Rd. in Macclenny
and the victim often assisted him
at the front counter.
He is survived by a wife and
children who reside in India, and
according to a family member,
were attempting to obtain visas
to attend the funeral.
Mr. Patel was the second
Baker County resident killed in
a traffic accident elsewhere in
the past two weeks.

Baseball bat attacks may be

Criminal complaints for ag-
gravated battery will be reviewed
by the state attorney's office be-
fore a decision on whether to
charge five Baker County men
following an alleged attack on
three others with baseball bats
the afternoon of May 3.
Steven Lariscy and Justin
Sands, both 20, and Michael
Stephens, 31, all with Sander-
son addresses, told Deputy Jef-
frey Dawson they were attacked
by brothers Kellen and Logan
Dupree, ages 24 and 20, Chris-
topher Brown, 21, of Glen St.
Mary, and Aaron Salts, 22, and
Brock Brooks, 23, both of Mac-
The alleged attack took place
at Ms. Stephens' residence off
Jack Dowling Circle near Tay-
lor about 1:45, and the victims
said they were again attacked by
unnamed suspects later that eve-
ning about 7:45.
The second incident took
place at the residence of Ira
Thompson, 33, who invited the
three,to a residence off Violet
Lane north of Macclenny to pur-
chase marijuana. The complain-
ants said that just prior to the
second attack, they shook hands
and reconciled with the original
five assailants.
Chief deputy Gerald Gonza-
lez said this week there is rea-
son to question the credibility
of details and lack of identities
in the second alleged attack at
the Thompson residence. Ac-
cording to Deputy Dawson, Mr.
Sands was cut over an eye, Mr.
Stephens had abrasions about
the head and Mr. Lariscy report-
ed injuries on the head, back and

Camp registration

open thru May 18
Registration will be open
through May 18th for those who
would like to attend 4-H Camp
Cherry Lake, June 4-8. It is
open to 4-H and non 4-H youth
ages 8-12. Camp Cherry Lake is
an overnight camp and is filled
with activities such as sport
fishing, swimming, canoeing,
archer\. games, crafts and much
more. The cost of $150 includes
food, lodging, T-shirt and can-
teen. Registration forms may be
picked up at the Baker County
Extension Office, Ag Center on
Hwy 90 from 8:30 am-5:00 PM,
Monday-Friday. You may also
download forms from the 4-H
Youth Development webpage at
All 4-H activities are open to
all youth regardless of sex, race,
color, handicap or national ori-
gin. For more information, call
the Baker County. Extension
Service at 259-3520.

Mr. Stephens also claimed
the rear window of his vehicle
was broken out during the Mac-
clenny fracas.
Authorities believe both inci-
dents were drug-related.
In other reports, two Mac-
clenny women were arrested on
charges stemming from an inci-
dent where one of them alleg-
edly threatened the other with a
large kitchen knife.
Alicia Moore, 19, told police
she was talking with her family
at her Grissholm St. home when
Grace Gaskins, 38, showed up
with a kitchen knife and began
threatening her. Ms. Moore then
called police.
Ms. Gaskins, who lives
just a few houses away from
Ms. Moore on Grissholm St.,
said she was walking past Ms.
Moore's home when the latter
woman began cursing at her.

Ms. Gaskins denied threatening
Ms. Moore with the knife.
Deputy Greg Burnsed said
he arrested Ms. Gaskins and
charged her with aggravated as-
sault with a deadly weapon. He


also arrested Ms. Moore on a
charge of violating a restraining
order Ms. Gaskins had sought
earlier. The Sheriff's Office has
responded 23 times to the two
women's houses since March 1.

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Anti-Catholic insult on

child's ball results in arrest

Police arrested Gregory Bo-
hannon, a 45-year-old Mac-
clenny resident, and charged
him with scrawling a religion-
based insult and profanity on a
ball he allegedly placed in front
of a home belonging to a woman
with whom he was feuding.
Joann Dugan told police she
found the ball next to her yard
off Webb Rd. when she was
walking with her grandchildren.
When she picked up the green
plastic toy, she noticed that
someone had written "All Cath-
olics are Nazis" on it, as well as
other insulting phrases. Ms. Du-
gan, whose family is Catholic,
alleged that Mr. Bohannon had
been harassing her because of
her faith.
Deputy Michael Crews says
that when he visited Mr. Bohan-
non's residence, the man was
"belligerent, disrespectful and
sarcastic." Deputy Crews states
that Mr. Bohannon's mother
confirmed her son was the own-
er of the ball. He was then ar-
Ms. Dugan told police Mr.
Bohannon's alleged harassment
scared her. Deputy Crews says
that he has frequently dealt with
Mr. Bohannon's "constant ob-
streperous and bizarre behav-
In other incidents, police are
looking for a man they believe

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several pictures in the store.
Mr. Weadon claimed that Wil-
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photos of Ms. Weadon's hus-
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Mr. McFather is a volunteer
firefighter in Glen St. Mary. Po-
lice say they have been unable
to get in touch with him.

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Driver's license swipe to

track visitors
The Baker County School
Board voted May 7 to purchase
Keepn Track, an automated
tracking system which will use
driver's license bar codes to help
monitor the presence of volun-
teers, vendors and other visitors
to all the county's schools.
The system is supposed to
enhance school safety, save time
and eliminate front desk sign-in
logs. All visitors will still be re-
quired to come into the school's
main office to use the scanning
According to assistant super-
intendent Glenn McKendree,
the system is being used suc-
cessfully in St. John's County
After a visitor swipes a val-
id license or state issued ID, a
badge containing required infor-
mation is automatically printed.
The visitor wears this badge
throughout the duration of his/
her presence on the campus. The
system will also be able to print
tardy and early release forms foi
The three-year contract,
which includes scanners, print-
ers, labels, software, installation
and technical support, will cost
$12,300. KeepnTrack is funded
via local property taxes.
The Baker County Education
Foundation's board of directors
revised its membership for the

2006-2007 school year, replac-
ing an earlier list
Members are: Glenn Mcken-
dree, Paula Barton, Darryl Reg-
ister, Joe Nathan Ruise, Greg
Lyons, Ginger Barber, John Ken-
nedy, Clemmytee Daniels, Ton-
nie Blakely, Ronald Mann, Paul
Raulerson, Jack Baker, Wayne
Combs, Gail Griffis, Glen Ruise
and Joyce Davis.
According to Superintendent
Paula Barton, return dates for
the school year 2007-08 will be
August 10 for teachers and Au-
gust 20 for students. The Florida
Legislature recently mandated
that public schools reconvene no
more than fourteen days prior to
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday May 10, 2007 Page 10


Students honored at

school drama awards

Dylan Gerard and Thomas
Elledge were selected for the
BCHS Drama Hall of Fame at a
ceremony on May 4 in the BCHS
auditorium. It was the first time
in three years a senior was elect-
ed to the Hall.
Gerard started with the drama
program at six years old when he
played Toto in The Wizard of Oz
and has been in such diverse pro-
ductions as The Nutcracker, Tom
Sawyer, Snow White, Greater
Tuna, Peter Pan, Grease, and
Guys and Dolls.
He is the son of Bob Gerard,
who heads up the drama group.
Elledge started in the sixth
grade in Tom Sawyer and has
been in The Hobbit, Guys and
Dolls, The Sound of Music and
Greater Tuna as well as many
The 23rd annual Thespis
Awards honors drama students
in an Oscar-like setting. Gerard
also shared the Thespis for Best
Performance with sophomore
Trey Orberg. Gerard won for
Oklahoma while Orberg won for

It's graduation week at Baker
County High School and stu-
dents and faculty are honoring
this year's seniors. Wednesday
is Baccalaureate at the Glen St.
Mary Baptist Church and Friday
night the graduation ceremonies
at Memorial Field in Macclenny.
There are a couple of very im-
portant changes in the program
this year.
V Both Baccalaureate and
graduation will begin this year

Other honorees:
Gerard was named Best Ac-
tor for his role as Curly in Okla-
April Anderson won Best
Actress for Ado Annie in Okla-
Best Supporting Actor nods
went to Sarah Nichols for Aunt
Eller in Oklahoma and Orberg
for Willard in Footloose.
*The Ensemble Award went to
senior Gentri Billotte.
Sally Huggins and Jamie
Buford were named Most Im-
Sarah Davis won the Lance
Crawford Rising Star Award.
Alex Gotay and Garrett Lu-
cas won Best Scene for their
work in A Tuna Christmas.
Sarah Nichols won Best
Song for "Let's Hear It For the
Boy" in Footloose.
Orberg won for Best Comic
Moment in Footloose.
Sara Buford and Tiffany Ar-
moreda shared the title Parent of
the Year.

Ms. Wilson
Graduates from
FSU April 27
Cecilia Wilson graduated
with honors from Florida State
University with a bachelor's
degree in Psychology & Child
Development. She plans to pur-
sue her master's degree in Child
Cecilia is a 2003 graduate of
BCHS and the daughter of Pas-
tor & Mrs. Charles E. Wilson of
Business degree
Joyce J. (Moore) Cross of
Macclenny graduates May 12
from Russell Sage College in
Troy, NY with a bachelor of sci-
ence degree in business adminis-
tration and management.
Chc itot.

rules and time change
an hour earlier at 7:00 pm. BCHS own graduating seniors.
administration moved the start As a result, please dress ac-
time up an hour to accommodate cordingly, and turn off all cell
the many graduation parties fol- phones and pagers prior to the
lowing the ceremony. ceremony. There will be a pho-
V The theme for this year is tographer taking pictures and
"respect." BCHS wants to re- friends and family will not be al-
mind family and friends that lowed on the field. Video of the
graduation is a solemn occasion, entire event will also be avail-
People are gathered to honor able for purchase.
their graduates and not disrupt These changes are being taken
the ceremony for-those who are to make graduation more special
also there to pay tribute to their and memorable,

LCCC presents
Cinderella in June
Lake City Community Col-
lege summer musical theatre
production Cinderella by Rich-
ard Rodgers and Oscar Ham-
merstein II consists of over 50
actors and musicians including
children, middle school and
high school age actors, LCCC
students and adult actors from
Columbia, Baker, Union, Su-
wannee and Alachua counties.
The presentation will be per-
formed in the Levy Perform-
ing Arts Center June 21-23 at
7:30 PM and June 23-24 at 3:00
PM. Tickets will be available at
the door one hour before each
For more information or if
you need assistance due to a dis-
ability, call Owen Wingate, cho-
ral director, at 386-754-4255.
LCCCsummer hours
Lake City Community Col-
lege began summer session
hours on May 7. The college
will be open 7:30 am-5:00 pm,
Monday-Thursday, and all of-
fices will be closed on Friday.
SRegular hours will begin on
August 13.
Press Advertising
Monday 5:00 PM

School Activities
MAY 15:
BCHS: Softball banquet 6:00 PM,
Aud. BCMS: 8th grade awards cer-
emony, 8:30 am, Aud.
MAY 16:
KIS: 4th grade awards ceremony
9:15 am.
MAY 17:
BCHS: Semester exams 1st & 2nd
periods. KIS: 5th grade awards
ceremony 9:15 am.
MAY 18:
District wide: Last day for stu-
dents, report cards go home!
BCHS: Semester exams, 3rd & 4th
periods. Spring football classic @
Columbia, 7:30 PM.

4es CoAon
We ae ptoud to call you out son and gtandsoh. God
ttuly blessed out family the day you were boon. As you
statt a newjoutney in you life may you gtow in gpace and
knowledge of ou t ,ord. ZTiust him with all ofyou~ heart
and in all the thins you do acknowledge ou od.
We love you with all out /eatts and mote.
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Mr. Ireland & Ms. Eddins
Leland-Eddins to wed
Rob Eddins and Angela Ed-
dins of Macclenny, along with
William and Cherie Ireland of
Sanderson, are pleased to an-
nounce the upcoming marriage
of their children, Ashely Dianne
Eddins and Leland JD Ireland.
The ceremony will take place
at Calvary Baptist Church of
Macclenny at 2:00 pm Saturday,
May 26.
All friends and family are in-

Mr. Nettles & Ms. Dugger
Couple to Wed
John and Carol Dugger of
Sanderson, along with Dennis
and Sylvia Bennett of Jackson-
ville, are pleased to announce
the upcoming marriage of their
children, Nikki Dugger .and
Dale Roy Nettles. The wedding
will be May 11, 2007 at 6:00 pm
and will be held at the Mathis
House in Glen.
All family and friends are in-

Trevvin Wvatt Dawson

A son arrives
Jeff Dawson and Mary
Combs of Macclenny are happy
to announce the birth of their son
Treyvin Wyatt Dawson on April
17, 2007 at Baptist South. He
weighed eight pounds and was
20 inches long. He joins broth-
ers and sisters Kevin, Rheys,
Lacie, Logan and Brayden.
Grandparents are Larry and
Rhea Morgan of Macclenny
and Dan and Cindy Dawson of
Orlando. Great-grandmother is
Dorothy Foster of Emporia, KS.


Alexandrea Hart Jessemal

Mr. Robbins & Ms. Milton

Mr. and Mrs. John E. Milton
of Glen St. Mary are pleased
to announce the engagement
of their daughter AnnaDayle to
John Robbins, son of John and
Shirley Robbins of Crystal Riv-
er, FL.
AnnaDayle is a senior at
FSU, studying sociology. John
is a graduate of the University
of Florida and is pursuing a
master's degree at Embry-Rid-
dle Aeronautical University in
The couple will wed in No-

Mr. Williams & Ms. Moore

To wed June 2nd
Sarah Elizabeth Moore and
William Jason Williams, both
of Sanderson, will be married on
June 2 at 3:30 pm at the Calvary
Baptist Church in Macclenny.
Sarah is the daughter of John-
, ny and April Moore and Jason
is the son of Billy and Jane Wil-
liams, also of Sanderson.
After a honeymoon to the
Smoky Mountains, the couple
will reside in Sanderson.

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Randall Jesseman of Mac-
clenny and Amy Hartley of
Mandarin are happy to announce
the birth of their daughter, Alex-
andrea Hart Jesseman.
She was born April 29, 2007
at Baptist Medical Center and
weighed five pounds, nine ounc-
es, and was 19 1/4 inches long.
Monthly cruise-in
Time to get all the cobwebs
South of your engines! Join us for
"the monthly) cruise-in at the WalL'
Mart parking lot at intersection
of SR 228 and 1-10. We'll meet
at 6:00 PM, Saturday, May 12.
All classic, antique and hot rods,
as well as the public, are wel-
For more information, con-
tact 259-6064.

Kelsi Lauryn Renee

Daughter born
Parents Nick Sands and Kay-
la Harris of Glen St. Mary are
proud to announce the birth of
their daughter Kelsi Lauryn Re-
nee. She was bornApril 17,2007
at St. Vincent's Medical Center
and weighed eight pounds, ten
Grandparents are Stephen
Sands of Taylor and Harold and
Rena Harris of Glen St. Mary.

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team members
S With hurricane season fast ap-
proaching, Baker County Emer-
gency Management and Emer-
gency Services are reinstating
the area ERT teams. If you are
a former member of the CERT
team and are still interested in
:' participating, please join us
Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at 6:00
PM at the Emergency Operat-
ing Center, 1190 W. Macclenny
Ave, for a meeting.
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PaulM. Logan, 61,

an Air Force veteran


Mr. Buchan, 69,

ofBryceville dies
Jefferson Monroe Buchan
Sr., 69, of Bryceville died May
1,2007. He was born March 21,
1938 in Ambrose, Ga., the son
of the late Tim Buchan and the
former Florine Tindall. A mas-
ter tile setter by trade, he retired
after 30 years. He was more re-
cently employed by Yarbrough
Security as a security officer.
Being a true sportsman, he was
an avid hunter and fisherman.
Mr. Buchan was preceded in
death by sister Resey Doe and
nephew Donny McStephenson.
He is survived by his wife
of 50 years, Barbara Sue Bu-
chan; daughters Brenda Harper
(Mack), Ann Jowers (Trevor),
Sherry Manning (Johnny) and
Terry Howe; son Jeff Buchan
Jr. (Stormy); brothers Johnny
Buchan (Dale), Allen Buchan
(Janet) and Ronny Buchan; sis-
ters Burndean Tucker, Jo Moses
(Roy), Nelline Buchan, Jennie
McStephenson (Raymond) and
Rosalee Miller; 11 grandchil-
dren and seven great-grandchil-
The funeral service was Sat-
urday, May 5 at Brandy Branch
Baptist Church with Pastor
Rusty Bryan officiating. Inter-
ment followed in Brandy Branch
Cemetery. Mr. Buchan's neph-
ews served as pallbearers. Prest-
wood Funeral Home, Baldwin,
was in charge of arrangements.

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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
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573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
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SSam F. hitching

Mr. Crawford,

enjoyed hunting
Davey Crawford age 47 of St.
Mary's, Georgia died Thursday,
May 2,2007 at his home. Mr. Craw-
ford was born in Baker County on
March 28, 1960. He lived in Baker
to moving to
St. Mary's in
1976. Dav-
ey enjoyed
hunting, I '. *
fishing and
time with I
his children. .'
He is prede-
ceased by his '.
father Clar- MCra
Mr: Crawford
ence Craw-
ford and brother Terry Crawford.
Mr. Crawford is survived by his
wife of six years, Lisa Hodges Craw-
ford of St. Marys; children Kathy
Crawford and Daniel Crawford,
both of St. Mary's; brothers Joey
(Debbie) Crawford of Macclenny
and Leamon (Olivia) Crawford of
Taylor; sistersSherryOwensofYulee
and Sue (Ricky) Burnsed of Baxter.
A graveside funeral services was
held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday,
May 5 at North Prong Cemetery
with Pastor Michael Roddy of-
ficiating. Arrangements were
under the direction of Ferreira
Funeral Services of Macclenny.



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Paul Martin Logan, 61, of
Glen St. Mary died Sunday,
May 6,2007 at St. Catherine La-
bore Manor in Jacksonville. Mr.
Logan was
born Sep- '
tember 1,
1945 in Bi-
loxi, Miss.
to the late
Martin A.
Quave Jr.
and Shirley
E. Logan.
He moved
to Glen St.
Mary in
2002 from Mr. Logan
Vienna, Va.
He was a United States Air Force
veteran and was employed with
the American Association of
Clinical Endocrinologists as an
accountant. He enjoyed travel-
ing, dancing and horseback rid-
Survivors include his wife of
14 years, Candace E. Logan of
Glen St. Mary; children Julie
Hallam (Keith) of York, Pa. and
Patty Cox (Jamie) of Orange
Park; sisters Kathleen Messick,
Mary Via and Patricia Bohn, all
of Virginia; grandchildren Ash-
ley and Jarett Cox of Orange
The celebration service will
be held Saturday, May 19 at his
residence, 14493 Tim Rhoden
Road, Glen St. Mary at 11:00
am. Arrangements are under the
direction of V. Todd Ferreira Fu-
neral Services.

Gospel sing
New River Church, CR 215,
Raiford, will be sponsoring a
chicken & rice supper and sing
featuring the Cavaliers from
Perry, FL. The super will start
at 5:00 PM and the sing at 7:00
PM. All donations will go to
Crossroads to Victory Church
building fund.

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


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James Kimbrell, Lenny D. Miller

WWII veteran
Theran James Kimbrell, 88, died
May 7, 2007 in Macclenny Nurs-
ing and Rehab. He was born on
February 2, 1919 in Blackshear,
Ga. to the late James and Irene
Dixon Kimbrell. He was a World
War II Navy veteran, a self-em-
ployed carpenter and enjoyed
deer and fox hunting, fishing and
most of all, spending time with his
Mr. Kimbrell is survived by chil-
dren Billie Ingram ofValdosta, Ga.
andJerry Kimbrell ofJacksonville;
brother Shirley Kimbrell, numer-
ous grandchildren, great-grand-
children and great-great-grandchil-
A graveside service was held on
May 9 at 3:00 pm in Long Branch
Cemetery Maxville with Pastor
Edsel Bone officiating. Arrange-
ments were under the direction of
Ferreira Funeral Services, Mac-

Ms. Rudowich

service in NY
Margaret (Peggy) Rudowich,
80, of Orange Park died Sun-
day, May 6, 2007 at Acosta-Rua
Community Hospice on Ra-
mona Blvd. Peggy was born on
September 24, 1926 to Bridgette
and John McNerney in New
York, the first of nine children.
She married her late husband of
45 years, William Rudowich,
after his return from service in
Peggy and William came to
Florida in 1990 to retire and
settle in Orange Park. She was
a loving wife and an extremely
devoted mother and grandmoth-
er even while running the fam-
ily restaurant in New York. She
had friends and family in North
Florida and many in Macclenny
and Glen St. Mary.
Survivors include her chil-
dren Michael, Nancy, Brian,
William and Douglas, and 12
The funeral Mass will be held
on Saturday morning in New
York with interment following
the service. Local arrangements
are under the direction of V.
Todd Ferreira Funeral Services.

Holiness Church
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 (-

service May 7th
Lenny D. Miller, 49, of Baker
County died suddenly Thursday,
May 3, 2007. He was born Oc-
tober 5, 1957 in Johnson City,
Tenn, and "
mo ved
to Baker
from Jack-
sonville in -. B 1.
1991. Len-
ny worked
at the Wire-
mil in Jack-
sonville and
enjoyed ;
NASCAR Mr Miller
racing ,
hunting and fishing. He also
loved to spend time with his
children and his grandson at the
ballpark. He is predeceased by
his mother Minnie Saults.
Survivors include his for-
mer wife Paula R. Smith; father
Samuel D. Miller, Sr.; children
Paul James Miller (Brandy), Da-
vie Allen Miller (Donna), Larita
Scott (Junior) Katherine E. Mill-
er (Jon) and Lenny D: Miller Jr.
(Christina); friends David and
Tookie Lambert and Walter
McNeil, Randy and Linda Ra-
fuse and grandchildren Caleb,
Savannah, Sara, Celina, Justin,
Dakota, Dallas and Desiree.
The memorial service was
held Monday, May 7, 2007 at
Souls Harbor Church of God
with Pastor Shane Smith offi-
ciating. The arrangements were
under the direction of V. Todd
Ferreira Funeral Services.

First United

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

Riley Pridgeon, 89,

was church founder
William Riley Pridgeon, 89,
of Perry died quietly Thursday,
May 3, 2007 at his home. He
was born in Dixie County on
March 7, 1918. Mr. Pridgeon
and his wife began their minis-
try with 15 cents in their pocket
in 1940 by hitchhiking as travel-
ing evangelists with the Baptist
Purity Association.
Rev. Pridgeon was a charter
member and co-founder of the
Holiness Revival Center Associ-
ation, serving as moderator, and
was instrumental in founding
the Macclenny Revival Center.
He was a member and served as
pastor of Antioch Revival Cen-
ter for 52 years after his travel-
ing ministry, and was the current
pastor of Steinhatchee Revival
He was a base singer of the
gospel group The Voices of An-
tioch for several years. He also
owned and operated Riley's
Barber Shop in Perry for many
Rev. Pridgeon was preceded
in death by his wife of 64 years
Josephine Raulerson Pridgeon;
son William Roland Pridgeon;
brothers Berlin H. Pridgeon
and Rachel Pridgeon, and sister
Retha Cobb.
Survivors include son Jack
T. Judd of Wichita Falls, TX;
daughter Dorothy J. Hays of
Winterville, Ga; five grandchil-
dren, 11 great-grandchildren and
13 great-great-grandchildren
and many children begotten thru
his preaching of the Gospel. He
is also survived by long time
friends and business associates,
Mr. Redmon and Charles Sand-
The funeral service was held
Saturday, May 5 at the Antioch
Revival Center in Perry with
Rev. Robert Cricket Watson and
Rev. Charles BB Barwick offici-
ating. Interment followed at the
Cross City Cemetery. Arrange-
ments were under the care of
Rick Gooding Funeral Home. in
Cross City.

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Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Services 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting 7:00 pm
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Independent Pentecostal Church
Seventh St. & Ohio Ave., Macclenny

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

Youth Proqrams

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


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Ms. Zayas, 90,

dies on May 6th
Carmen N. Zayas, 90, of
Sanderson died Sunday, May 6,
2007. Ms. Zayas was born on
December 1, 1916 in Morovis,
Puerto Rico. She moved to Bak-
er County in 2003 from Ocean
City, NJ. She is predeceased by
her husband of 37 years, Isidro
Survivors include her son
and daughter in law Ricardo F.
and Robin Zayas of Ocean City;
nephews Alfredo Delpin, An-
gel Rafael Negron and Frank
Negron; nieces Linda Allgood,
Carman Oliver, Norma Bra-
cero and Doris Cordova Pagan;
grandson Ricardo A. Zayas and
great-nephews Neftali Maldo-
nado and his wife Lisa, Mario
Cordova, Jorge Cordova and
Raul Cordova.
The graveside funeral ser-
vice was held Wednesday, May
9 at Taylor Cemetery with Pas-
tor Jim Cox officiating. The
arrangements were under the
direction of V. Todd Ferreira Fu-
neral Services.

Deep appreciation
The family of Alfred God-
win Sr. would like to express its
deep appreciation to all those
who showed their concern and
love in so many different ways
at the death of Alfred on Friday,
April 27th. Also, for those who
kept us in their prayers. Every-
one of you are special, but we
would like to especially thank
Oral Lyons and the member of
the Sanderson Congregational
Holiness Church, Sheriff Joey
Dobson and his deputies, Rich-
ard Dolan and the Glen St. Mary
Fire and Rescue departments for
the honor guard on Monday as
the procession passed by. And
Marvin, John, Phillip and Robin
Pritchett for their kindness and
for the two Pritchett trucks and
their drivers who honored Alfred
by being in the procession; and
to Gid and Linda Giddens and
Hank and Dana Forbes of Gid-
dens-Reed Funeral Home for
their compassionate handling of
the funeral. To the many, many
people who brought food and
supplies thank you.


Annual conference
Emmanuel COGIC, 450 S.
8th Blvd, will hold its annual
church conference May 21-25
at ,7:30 pm nightly and May 27
at 11:30 am. Special guests for
the conference are Elder Japan
Ruise, Pastor of New Jerusalem
COGIC, Videll Williams, Pastor
of Faith Bible Church, Vick Giv-
ens, Pastor of Community First
Holiness Church and Evangelist
Tim Staier.
Everyone is welcome.

In Loving Memory
of our wonderful
Mama and Meemaw,
Fay Norman

Sitting alone pondering, re-
membering a time when you
were here
Remembering us laughing and
talking while you made things
sound so clear
Not realizing that one day those
talks would be a memory soon
to come
So many things that we wish
we'd said and could have done
Someone has a reason but I
often wonder why?
Leaving you alone was the
hardest thing to do in God's
good grace
Knowing now you're in a better
I only wish that we could share
the warm smile upon your face
Living with the Lord was the
one thing that you said you'd
Selfishly knowing we should be
rejoicing for you
No more pain
No more tears
At least for now and we'll see
you in some years
Reuniting in time, so for now
"so long"
Take comfort in knowing that
your memory lives on
Irreplaceable is what you were
they'll never be another like
A thought that's sure to rest in
the back of our mind
Yet questions will go unan-
swered until what feels like the
end of time
We know you're an angel now
yet you always were
Only now you can spread your
wings and finally got your cure
No more crying and with no
more fears
We miss you so and it's hard to
admit that it was for the best
Just know that you'll forever be
a part of us, you made us who
we are
Teaching us family is important
in your own special way
Family is always there is what
you'd say
So don't make a decision that
could throw that all away
Hurt seems to'be a part of life,
yet so unfair '
While memories just vanishing
into what seems to be thin air
A part of us will not forget who
taught us to care
As long as we have memories
we'll sit and share
Precious memories will always
be there
Please Lord, keep our angel
safe for we know that she'd
rather be in no other place

Garden club meeting
The Garden Club of Baker
County will meet Thursday,
May 10 at 10:00 am at the home
of Kyle and Jeanette Brown.
This will be our last meeting un-
til fall. We'll catch up on what's
been going on, exchange plants
and enjoy a delicious covered
For more information on the
Garden Club or directions to the
Brown's, please contact 259-

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Morning Worship Service...... 10:30 am
Children's Church ............ 11:30 am
Evangelistic ............. ..... 6:00 pm
Bible Study (Wed.)............. 7:30 pm
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Baker County" Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 AM
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 PM
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM
Dr. Randy Williams, Senior Pastor
Perry Hays, Associate Pastor

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Mt. Zion N.C.

Methodist Church
121 Nnrth t 250-44hl
Mlacclernn, FL

Pastor Tiim Cheshirie

Surndjy S:chool 9 15 am
Sunid,' Mornirnl Worship 11 00 ,ni
Sunldjy Eveningr Worship 6 00 pm
Wedrnesdja Prjavr Service 7 00 pm

Jesus answered, "Verily, verily I
say unto thee, e cept a man be
born of water and of the Spirit,
he cannot enter into the king-
dom of God." John 3-5

SGospel Sing

May 12

7:30 pm

With Southern Joy Junior Combs
Pastor Ernie Terrell Welcomes all
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Gid Giddens


270 North US Highway 301
Baldwin, Fla.

Locally Owned & Operated


P.O. BOX 1120, US 90 WEST
GLEN ST. MARY, FL. 32040-1120
Phone (904) 259-4375* FAX (904) 259-6146
The following vehicle will be sold at public
auction May 25, 2007 at 10:00 am, at Higginbo-
tham's Towing & Recovery, US 90 West, Glen St.
Mary, FL. 32040.
1996 Oldsmobile 4 door

CASE NO.: 02-2007-CA-0051

A Florida corporation,
be dead or alive 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
claiming to have any right, title, or interest
in and to the lands hereafter described.


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,
A parcel of land lying bad being in Government
Lot 19, Section 36, Township 2 South, Range 20
East, Baker County, Florida, being more particularly
described as follows: Commence at the Southwest
corner of said Government Lot 19; thence along
the South line of said Government Lot 19 also the
North right-of-way line of Five Churches Road, a
bearing of N 8752'47" E, a distance of 414.24
feet; thence N 00027'17" W, a distance of 305.0
feet to the Point of Beginning; thence N 87"52'47"
E, a distance of 69.06 feet; thence N 0027'17" W,
a distance of 25.00 feet; thence N 87052'47" 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 87'52'47" W, a distance of 269.38
feet; -rnce i-[ 01027'17" W, a distance of 305 0
feet tc. iire R,:-. ,i1 Beginning. Cr:,'i.,irig, 0 .i,: r '
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., 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 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.

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
CASE NO.: 02-2007-DR-099
Rhonda Gayle Schwenn

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Petition to Deter-
mine Paternity and for Related Relief has been filed
against you and you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to it on George
Nelson, Attorney, whose address is 4191 San Juan
Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32210; 904-381-
0500, within thirty (30) days after the first publica-
tion of the notice and on or before the 24th day of
May, 2007, and to file the original with the Clerk of
this Court either before service on George Nelson,
Attorney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint or Petition.
Witness my hand and seal of this Court on this
27 day of April, 2007.

Al Fraser
Clerk of Court
By: Sherri Dugger
Deputy Clerk

George Nelson
4191 San Juan Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32210

Registration of Fictitious Names
I, the undersigned, being duly sworn, do here-
by declare under oath that the names of all persons
interested in the business or profession carried on
under the name of D&D Lawn Care, 10361 Bertie
Davis Circle, Sanderson, Florida 32087, and the
extent of the interest of each is as follows:
Jason Odell Davis 100%
Jason Odell Davis
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 18th,
day of April, 2007.
Al Fraser
Clerk of Court
Baker County, Florida
By: Bonnie M. Palleshi
As Deputy Clerk

A public hearing for the Baker County Transporta-
tion Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board to
voice concerns regarding the public transportation
system will take place in conjunction with the
Board's quarterly meeting at 10 am, Thursday,
May 17, 2007, at the Baker County Health Depart-
ment, 480 West Lowder Street, Macclenny, Florida.
All interested persons are invited to attend. The
Northeast Florida Regional Council adheres to
the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make
reasonable modifications for access to this meet-
ing upon request. Request should be received at
least 72 hours in advance of the meeting in order
to allow time to provide the requested service. For
more information, contact the Northeast Florida
Regional Council at 904-279-0880 between the
hours of 8 am-5 PM, Monday through Friday.

M&S Mini Storage Complex
127 Lowder Street South
Macclenny, Florida 32063
The following has until May 15, 2007 to fur-
nish back rent and late fees, or contents of unit(s)
will become property of M&S Mini Storage Com-
Units 12-29, Tracey Liebel
Unit 36, Robert Harris
Unit 44, Robin Ruise
Units 46-75, Nikke Ross
Unit 60, Kim Widemond
Unit 65, Scott Tolleson
Unit 68, Cassandra Gaskins
CASE NO.: 02-2006-CA-0154

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated April 24,
2007 and entered in Case No. 02-2006-CA-0154
of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in
and for Baker County, Florida wherein Wells Fargo
Bank, N.A. is the plaintiff and Keith B. Parker; the
unknown spouse of Keith B. Parker n/k/a Rebecca
Parker; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at the front door of the
Baker County Courthouse at 11:00 am on the 22nd
day of May, 2007, the following described property
as set forth in said Final Judgment:
Lot 23, Pine Grove Estates, according to
plat thereof as recorded in Plat book 2,
Page 49, of the Public Records of Baker
County, Florida.
A//a 7.10 Newport Street, Macclenny,
FL 32063.
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the property owner
as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and seal of this Court on
April 24, 2007.
Al Fraser
*Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jamie Crews
Deputy Clerk
Echevarria, Codilis & Stawiarski
P.O . . ..1
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
5/3 10
CASE NO.: 02-2007-CP-021

The administration of the estate of Mary Helen
Porterfield, deceased, whose date of death was
December 29, 2006, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Baker County, Florida, Probate Division, Case
No. 02-2007-CP-021, the address of which is 339
East Macclenny Avenue, Suite 113, Macclenny,
Florida 32063. The names and address of the per-
sonal representative and the personal representa-
tive's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
'who have claims or demands against decedent's
estate including unmatured, contingent or un-
liquidated claims and who have been served a
copy of this notice, must file their claims with this
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons, who have claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, including unmatured, contin-
gent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AF-
The date of the first publication of this notice
is May 10, 2007.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Robert G. Hicks, Esquire
Florida Bar No.: 398100
1330 W. Citizens Boulevard
Suite 402
Leesburg, Florida 34748
Telephone: 352-728-3700
Personal Representative:
Stephanie Porterfield
407 S. 6th Street
Macclenny, Florida 32063
CASE NO. 02-2007-DR-156
IN RE: The Marriage of
David J. Newell Jr., Husband
And'Jane Youngblood Newell, Wife
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Petition for Dis-
solution of Marriage 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
notice and on or before the 11th day of June,
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
3rd day of May, 2007.

T.A. "AL" Fraser
Clerk of Court
By: Sherri Dugger
Deputy Clerk

Frank E. Maloney, Jr., P.A.
445 East Macclenny Avenue
Macclenny, Florida 32063


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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, Macclerny, 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
3X24 ft., 29 gauge, metal roofing; 2x6,
44 ft., load bearing, trusses. 334-6695.
5/3-31 p
Luxury queen pillowtop, in plastic,
$199. 904-398-5200. 11/2tfc
1997 R-80 Ranger bass boat, troll-
ing motor, depth finder, 175 Mercury,
green & gold, $14,000 OBO. 699-1207
or 259-7522. 5/10p
,Bed. beautiful temp-pedic memory
loam manress & bosprings new in
plastic, with warranty, relail $950, must
sell $379, can deliver. 904-858-9350.
6 HP Troy-Bilt tiller, nearly new, $350.
266-4579. 5/10p
2003 Phantoon boat, 18 ft. Lowe, has
live well, AM/FM radio, 2 bass seats,
2003 Johnson, 4 stroke, 50 HP, 2003
trailer. G.L. Martin 904-699-6416 cell.
5/3-1 Op
King pillowtop, new with. warranty,
$289, can deliver. 904-391-0015.
Large armoire, $75. 259-3687. 5/10p
Antique breakfront buffet, breakfront
china cabinet, buffet, all mahogany, can
be seen at Southern Charm. 259-4140.
Antique farm engine collection; 6'x16'
double axle trailer with stake sides.
259-3687. 5/10p
Visit The Franklin Mercantile, we have
an amazing array of antiques, collect-
ibles and home accessories in a charm-
ing, historic landmark. Call 259-6040.
Oak dining table w/two leaves & 6
chairs, oak china cabinet, oak tea cart
w/drop down side, oak buffet; vinyl bar
stools w/backs, 4, pink. 275-2285.
Butterfly dining table with 6 chairs,
very ornate, fluted legs, rare; half round
foyer console. All pieces are mahogany
wood. Southern Charm. 259-4140.
2002 DRZ-400, kick start, looks & runs
great. It has bark busters on rental
bars. Its has-a skid plate, case guard
and radiator guards and new tires. It
was bought new in July 2003. $2500.
Call for pictures. Located in Sanderson
904-838-3671. 5/1Op
Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece,
excellent condition. Southern Charm
259-4140. 12/9tfc
Pacer ProForm 975S exercise bike, like
brand new, paid $600, asking $75 OBO.
259-9352 leave name & message.

Solid wood cherry sleigh bed with mat- Happy Jack mange medicine promotes
tress & boxsprings, retail $950, sac- healing and hairgrowth to any mange or
rifice for $395, can deliver. 904-858- barespot on dogs and horses, without
9350. 11/2tfc steroids. Glen Cash Store 259-2381
Pool cover, 25x38, non-solar, excellent www.e-stitch.com. 4/26-5/17p

condition, $50 OBO. 259-9352 leave
name & message. 5/10-17p
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
canvases, drawing pads and much
more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
Street, 259-3737. tfc
Oak gun cabinet, holds 6 long guns,
handgun & ammo storage in bottom,
4 months old, paid $400, asking $200
OBO. 259-9352 leave name & mes-
sage. 5/10-17p
1966 restored Ford Falcon; 1500cc
Gold Wing; 16 ft. fiberglass boat, motor
& trailer. 259-4434 or 504-7746.5/1O0p
Cypress mulch, red mulch, pine bark,,
shavings & sawdust. Mill direct. Cheap-
est around. 259-2900. 5/10-17c

2000 Ford F350 turbo diesel, crew cab,
20 mpg, 6 speed, maintenance records,
$15,900 OBO. Cell 904-591-2916.
2005 Dodge Durango, 4 WD, third row
seating, front and rear A/C, all power,
70,000 highway miles, well-main-
tained, excellent condition, book value
$17,600, will sell for $15,600 or trade
for one acre of land in Baker County.
386-878-3240. 5/3-1 Op
1999 Firebird, V6, loaded, 109,000
miles, $6000 OBO. 904-219-3210.
5/3-1 Op
1998 Buick LeSabre, loaded, leather,
cold A/C, excellent condition, 28 mpg,
$4990 OBO. 904-653-1656 leave mes-
sage. 5/10c
1996 Ford Taurus, 137k miles, $3000.
259-4362 after 5:00 PM. 5/10p
2002 Honda Accord, green, 4 door,
75.000 miles, $10,500.,259-4128.
5/1 Op

Concealed weapon class, Tuesday,
May 22, 6:00-8:00 PM, $45. Photog-
raphy available. Please pre-register at
Hole-in-the-Wall 259-6568. 5/10-17p
Do you have a junk car or truck you
want hauled off or to sell? 259-7968.
Childcare in my home, 3:00-11:00 pm
or 11:00 pm-7:00 am, $15 a shift. 653-
1381. 5/10p
Gwen's Handyman Service. Repairs,
painting, carpentry, general mainte-
nance. Free estimates. 259-9128.5/1 Op
Now accepting antique furniture on
consignment. Pieces have to be in good
condition. Call' Karin at Southern Charm
259-4140. 2/13tfc
Pool cleaning & maintenance. Pool
service has limited openings for sum-
mer. Free estimates, references provid-
ed. 259-9352 leave name & message.
Gwen's Home Cleaning Services. Reli-
able & trustworthy, good prices, excel-
lent references. Free estimates. 259-
9128. 5/10c

One year old AKC registered male Yel-'
low Lab, has papers & vet checkups,
free to good home. Needs attention and
plenty of room. If interested, call 219-
8038 or 219-8039. 4/26-5/10p
Chihuahua puppy, seven weeks old,
$150, cash only. 674-9729. 5/10p
APHA registered mare, seven years
old, good trail horse for intermediate
riders, tack available. 259-2268.
Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $50 boarding fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc

Notice to readers:
The newspaper often publishes classified
advertising on subjects like work-at-home,

weight loss products, health products.
While the newspaper uses reasonable dis-
cretion in deciding on publication of such
ads, it takes no responsibility as to the
truthfulness of claims. Respondents should
use caution and common sense before
sending any money or making other com-
mitments based on statements and/or
promises; demand specifics in writing. You
can also call the Federal Trade Commission
at 1-877-FTC-HELP to find out how to spot '
fraudulent solicitations. Remember: if it
sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
The Baker County Press
Experienced lawn service worker need-
ed with valid driver's license. Michael &
Jonathan's Landscaping. 259-7388.
Stylists needed. Busy shop, clientele
provided, guaranteed hourly wage plus
Benefits, excellent location, all tools &
products supplied. Call Shelly @ 259-
9009. 5/3-10p
A Touch of Grass Lawn Service needs
experienced full time lawn maintenance
worker with valid Florida drivers license.
259-7335. 3/23tfc
Seamstress needed. Drapery work
room needs experienced fabricator
for drapes and top treatments. Use-of
McFay patterns a plus. Call 904-778-
0012, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 am-4:00
pm. 5/10-17p

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/lfc
Maintenance. Building maintenance
position, excellent benefits! Experience
pays! Inside/outside jobs. Day shift.
5 years experience. 5912 New Kings
Road, Jacksonville. 5/10-17p
Pier 6 Seafood'now accepting appli-
cations for all positions servers,
cashiers, dishwashers and cooks. 259-
6123: 5/3-6/14c
2nd shift storeroom clerk. Must have
computer knowledge. Salary $13.08/
hour. We are an EEOC, drug free work-
place. We offer 401k, health insurance,
paid holidays and vacation. Apply at
Gilman Building .Products, CR 218,
Maxville, FL or fax resume to 904-289-
7736. 5/10-31c
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'
TA Travelcenter now hiring Arby's
team members and management for TA
Travelcenter in Baldwin, 1024 US 301
S., Jacksonville, FL 32234 or call Tom
at 904-266-4281 ext. 18. 4/26tfc
Experienced hairstylist wanted. Apply
at Cuts N'Stuff in Glen St. Mary. 259-
6735. 4/26tfc
Local home care agency seeking PRN,
RN, OT and a full-time PT. Please call
259-3111 for more information.4/19tfc
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)
needed. Northeast Florida State
Hospital (NEFSH), a Governor's Sterling
Award Recipient, in conjunction with
Baker County, is recruiting Certified
Nursing Assistants to staff a 20 bed,
forensic unit for individuals requiring
skilled care. These are county positions
with county benefits and salary will be
commensurate with experience. You
may apply in person at NEFSH, Human
Resources, Administration Building #1,
7487 S. SR 121, Macclenny, Florida
32063. Contact Jenelle Holt at 904-
259-6211 ext. 1157. 5/3-31c

Thursday & Friday 7:30 am-?, 790 Wheeler
'.la.SAI l Drive. Baby needs, plus & other size, most items
$1 or less. Too much to list. Huge 2 family sale.
TGSALG, Thursday. Friday& Saturday 8:30 am-5:00 pm, iZ
26438 CR 250, Taylor across from firehouse.
'. Lots of lurnnure, tools, many many things. Mov-
ing & yard sale.
Friday 8:00 am-1:00 pm, Smokey Road, 1st dirt road on right, fol-
low signs. Baby clothes, lots of household items & more.
Friday 8:00 am-1:00 pm, take highway 121 south to Doctor's Circle,
south of interstate 10. Benefits American Cancer Society.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?. 121 N. To Blue Hole Road to 4715
Shaves Bluff Road. Baby boy clothes, furniture, etc.
Friday & Saturday 8:30 am-?. 902 Miliondale Road. Golf clubs,
tires, electric wheelchair, home health items, table & chairs, clothes,
miscellaneous items. Multi-family.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 pm, 127 N. 3 miles on right,
Sanderson, watch for signs. Clothes, furniture, books, home decor,
miscellaneous items, etc. 5 families. Rain or shine.
Saturday 8:00 am-?. 6293 W. River Circle, turn by Richard's Meat
Saturday 9:00 am-3:00 pm, Mudlake to L.E. Harvey Road, follow
signs. Multi-family.
Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 pm. 4644 Birch Street, Macclenny II. Wide
variety of items, some furniture.
Saturday 9:00 am-?, 8630 S. Ben Rowe Circle. Furniture, clothes,
miscellaneous household items, riding lawn mower.
Saturday 8:00 am-?, 121 N., turn left on Rogers Trail, house at end.
Saturday 8:00 am-noon, 483 N. 5th Street. Furniture, household
items, clothing. Too much to list.
Saturday 8:00 am-1:00 pm, Lowder Street S. to Denise Street to
Irvin Road, follow signs. Clothes, curtains, toys, etc. Moving sale.
Saturday 8:00 am-noon, Magnolia Drive off Miltondale, follow signs.
Selling everything cheap! Clothes of all sizes, plus sizes, waterbed, Y
toy box, furniture, sofa, TV, entertainment center, much more.

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Church-wide Yard Sa.

May 12
8:00 am 3:00 pm
Concessions available
Come out and support our youth
Emmanuel Baptist Church '
12286 N. CR 23A .'

Vacation home
On the river with 3+ acres, one Bedroom, one Bathroom
*with big screened in breakfast nook
overlooking the river. New Kitchen.
At dead end of Webb Haven Rd in Baker County


Driver Needed

LV Hiers/ Stone Transport Services LLC

Class A or B CDL

Hazmat endorsement a must

Serious Inquiries only

Call 259-2314

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Sunbury I Lot 44 2,223 3/2.5 w/loft $191,000
...........aybury B Lot 29 2,818 4/2.5w/loft $202,450

onf i Monterrey C Lot 46 3,010 5/3 w/loft $219,650
7^1. l B Arlington B Lot 47 1,875 3/2 $165,325

Some front elevations may differ slightly. Prices Su 6j0ect go et' f igr-,hut nob.ificatit.on .. .... ,.,,, :i .. *o .-..,- ,,



THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday May 10, 2007 Page 15

Experienced painters needed. Must
have tools, benefits after 90 days. 259-
5877. 12/30tfc

Hello tomorrow! Business partners
needed. Call 1-866-665-AVON. www.
youravon.com/Kheinz. 5/3-1 Oc
Looking for a new career? Welding and
heating/air conditioning program may
be for you! Classes begin August 20,
Monday-Thursday 5:00-11:00 pm and
Wednesday-Thursday 5:00-9:45 pm.
financial aid may be available. Contact
Lake City Community College at 386-
754-4324 for assistance. 5/3-6/28c

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
FSBO. 2200 SF, rare opportunity.
Cannon Heights, 2 story, custom home
on 2 acres, $289k. 904-755-1676.
1 acre cleared lot in Glen, close to high
school and tennis courts. Mobile homes
OK, $49,900. 904-219-0480 or 904-
525-8630. 5/3tfc
1 acre lot +/-, 4630 North Forty Circle,
$49,500.904-262-6752. 5/3-24p
2000 SF brick & vinyl home, built in
1994 on 1.6 acres in Glen. Large kitch-
en, brick fireplace in living room, 500+
SF unfinished 2 car garage, many out
buildings including double RV.shed,
greenhouse & workshop. Hobby room
or office adjacent to master BR, can be
used as a 3rd BR, 200' paved driveway
to paved CR 125 N. Must sell $199,000.
904-219-0480 or 904-525-8630.5/3tfc
FSBO. Copper Creek Hills, Unit III, 2
large lot $65,000 each, 1 lot @ $55,000.
Please telephone 904-813-1580.
Your plans or mine! 1.28 acre lot with
existing well, septic and electric at 8797
Dupree Road,'$60,000. 813-3091.3/ltfc
FSBO. 1180 SF, 3 BR, 1 BA vinyl siding
home on .25 acres, detached garage,
fenced yard, asking $130,000. Call any-
.time 338-6550 or 338-4760. 5/3-10p,
3 BR, 2 BA brick home w/1675 SF heat-
ed on 1/2 acre in Macclenny, all electric
appliances, $219,300. Please call 813-
1580 (2W.E). 5/1 Otfc
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
FSBO. 3 BR, 2 BA on V2 acre in Glenfield
Oaks Subdivision, $212,000. 813-3091.
3 BR, 2 BA brick home w/1721 SF heat-
ed on 1/2 acre in Macclenny, all electric
appliances, $227,100. Call 813-1580
(8WE). 5/10tfc
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 baths, den, fireplace, 2 car
carport, fenced yard. Appointments only
259-6765. 5/3-1 0p
FSBO. 10 acre tract, will divide 5 and 5,
2 homes, highway frontage, $100,000
each tract or $179,000-$200,000 for all.
653-1656 leave message. 5/10p
4 BR, 2 BA, 1999 doublewide with new
ceramic tile, new roof, two master baths
both with garden tub, on 1 acre in city of
Glen, lot can be divided, $115,000. 904-
613-8999. 5/10c

4 BR, 2 BA brick home w/1876 SF
heated on 1/2 acre in Macclenny, all
electric appliances, $249,000. 813-1580
(18GFO). 5/10tfc
Five unit mobile home park on 3.24
acres in Glen. GPI $2600/month,
$159,000. 904-219-0480. 5/10tfc
3 lots for sale. 1.02 acres; 1.02 acres;
1.45 acres, on Steel Bridge Road near
public boat ramp, $8000 $12,000. Call
904-8'13-309.1. 5/1 Otfc
3 BI 2 BA vinyl siding/brick front
w/1090 SF heated in Macclenny, all elec-
tric appliances, $155,600. Please call
813-1580 (6TL). 5/10tfc
9.39.acres w/well & septic, 1 mile of
Sanderson on CR 229. $96,500. Owner
financing available. 904-813-1580.
3 city lots, $75,000 for all. 545-6087 or
545-8316. 5/10tfc
3 BR, 2 BA brick home w/1576 SF heat-
ed on 1/2 acre in Macclenny, all electric
appliances, $214,200. Please call 8'13-

1580. (21GFO). 5/10tfc
3 BR, 2 BA brick home in nice neighbor-
hood, beautiful house with large fenced
backyard. No pets or smoking. $1100/
month plus deposit and last month. Call
859-3026. 5/10tfc
3 BR, 2 BAhome on.5 acre in Macclenny.
All electric appliances, $850 security
deposit, $850/month. Please call 259-
3343 weekdays between 9:00 am-5:00
pm. 3/22tfc
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, carpet &
vinyl flooring, living room, kitchen, din-
ing room on .50 acre lot in Sanderson.
All electric appliances, $1600 secu-
rity deposit, $800/month. Please call
between the hours of 9:00 am-5:00 pm,
weekdays 259-3343. 2/22tfc
Mobile homes, 2 and 3 BR, A/C, no
pets, $500-$550 plus deposit. 904-860-
4604. 3/17tfc
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, no pets, gar-
bage pickup, sewer, water & lawn main-
tenance provided, $600/month, $600
deposit. 912-843-8118. 2/15tfc
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
Small mobile home, no pets. 259-
0569. 5/3-10p
2 BR, 2 BA mobile home in good neigh-
borhood, very clean, beautiful large
lot, $750/m6nth plus deposit and last
month's rent. Call 859-3026. 5/1 Otfc
1 BR apartment. Call after 6:00 pm on
weekdays, after 9:00 am on weekends.
259-3096. 5/10p
3 BR, 2 BA doublewide on 1/2 acre lot in
Macclenny, $700/month, $500 deposit.
259-2448 or 838-5459. 5/10p
3 BR, 1 BA hoise, fenced acre lot, huge
garage/workshop, close to 1-10, $700/
month, 1st, last and security deposit.
Must have good references. 259-7794
before'9:00 PM. 5/10p
Beautiful 3 BR, 2 BA 2-story brick home
with many features, convenient to 1-10
in Sanderson, $1200/month. 545-6087
or 545-8316. 5/10tfc
2 BR trailer in Taylor area. Call 653-

1176 for details. 5/1Op
Vacation rental in Keystone Heights.
Ski, swim or fish on Lily Lake. Sleeps 6,
$650/week. M/C.or Visa. 352-478-1039
or 386-752-7853. 5/1 Oc
On the Suwannee River, 2 BR, 2 BA,
fully furnished, A/C, sleeps 6, private
dock, weekend or Week. 259-4813.
2 BR, 2 BA ground floor condo, St.
Augustine, poolside, incredible ocean
view, $1000/week. 505-0083, www.

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A MUST SEE! MLS#353752 Beautiful newer
hm (2005) on .31 acres. Inside is immaculate.
4BR/2BA, over 2000 SF. Move in ready! $238,987
2BA dblewide on 5 acres. Split bdrm arrangement;
master suite w/garden tub. Fully equipped kit 12 X
9 detached shed $135,000
3-CITY LOTS MLS#353112 Well maintained
brick hm on 3 city lots, 2,700,SF, 4BR/2BA, pecan
trees, detached gar & wood firs, $394,000
ALL BRICK MLS#350781 3BR/1BA on Irg city
lot, newer roof, fresh paint inside, central heat/ac,
fncd back yard & workshop, $160,000
VACANT LAND MLS#3?9000 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 ofMacClennyapprox 1.5
acres w/over 1800 SF in good location, $249,999
IMMACULATE 2005 MLS#333101 3BR/2BA
home on .31 acres, open fir plan, big back yard,
scrnd porch, & privacy fncd, $215,000
BAKER COUNTY- MLS#312559 7.5 acres private
shady land, partially cleared w/paved road
frontage. Already split in two parcels, $85,000
2BA on .27 acre w/privacy fence, 3 yr roof, storage
building, & Irg backyard. Immaculate! $159,900
ROOM TO ROAM! MLS#354214 On this 4.8
acres, 2500 SF cedar hm w/in-law suite. A Must
See! $339,900
INVESTMENT MLS#360088, $75,000;
MLS#360062, $50,000; MLS#360031, $50,000;
MLS#360050, $50,000 4 mbl hms 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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* Selling Divided into 2 Tracts or As A Whole
* 60 +/- Acres Alicia Bermuda Pasture
* 40 +/- Acres Hardwoods & Pine Timber
* 1,700 Sq. Ft. Steel Shelter w/Apartment Including Full
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New home- wonJonatwi h ..a I: hi :. ['.: i i, t .". Ne Lisling 3 BR, 2 s. Totally remodeled with
master suite with trayE 2 :.,l,, tut, al, l,,,r prr,' .inalir. j.:,vhardyplof and lots ofcerimictile.
Central heat and air. mem?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 and I- 10 in Glen St. Mary.
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, FlP
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 tf1296 SF 3 BR, 2 BA MH on
2.73 acres. Shed with Su 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 ar garage and porch. Master
suite with walk-in r lavatories, tub and shower.
Central heat and air. l,900
New Listing 4.88 acres joining Baker County's St. Mary's Shoals park
on two sides. 4 year old 3 BR, 2 BA brick home, 1938 SF with fireplace, two
porches and two car garage. Very nice home in good area on paved CR 125
north of Glen. Horses are allowed. Must see. $359,900

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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 office, cih 'O.,Iru offices and down-
town business district. Plenty of parint.ri.. 'ri a(r,' wii.h 120 f',rin fit ''ii i- S
Hwy 90 and approximately 205' .r, Trird i Sale include' building lI:nd
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 SWMH 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.
New Listing Near high & elementary schooling 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 4 mile frontage on river. Estate
.sized home is 3200 SF heated & cooled. 4 BR, 2/z BA, fireplace, formal
dining room, breakfast nook, game room, office and many other amenities.
Two story good quality brickconstruction. 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
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COMMERCIAL FOR SALE MLS#351956.15 acres, 870
SF, located in the heart of downtown Callahan. It's a great
investment opportunity. $115,000
FAMILY DELIGHT MLS#337913 3.9 acres in the country,
3 mast suites, 3065 SF, handicap ready, Corian ctrtops &
located in prestigious Chandler Oaks. $429,000
land on corner lot, .90 acre in downtown MacClenny
and walking distance from Keller Intermediate School.
NEEDS LOTS OF TLC MLS#356879 3BR/1BA, 1269 SF,
House being sold"as is' a great investment property ready
foryouto useyourskills! $110,000

STARTER HOME MLS#336391 3BR/2BA, 870 SF,
good condition w/plenty of space in bckyrd for children
pets, fully fncd front & back. $75,000.
includes bathrooms, kitchen and more! Has 400
addition not included in square footage. $164,900
w/elevator access right outside unit, fully equipl
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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,
huge kit & formal dng rm, 3000 SF hm that backs
up to a Preserve, $295,000
ACREAGE MLS#341513 3.5 acres located just
35 miles fm Jacksonville, mobile home allowed,
COUNTRY LIVING MLS#329232 four acres in
Bryceville w/dbl wide hm, concrete block work
shop, Home sold As-Is! $165,500
mbl hm built in 1994, second mbl hm currently
has renters & pays $125 perwk, built in 1990, fncd
yrd, $145,000
acre parcel has railroad access, Irg parcel cleared
and ready to build, existing 2400 SF metal bldg
w/2 bays & more!$3,200,000
BEAUTIFUL LAND- MLS#362238 28.54 acres
partially cleared in MacClenny Rural County but
close to town. $599,340
Move into this 3BR/2BA, 2046 SF, fncd yrd 1 1/3
in acre, paneled 2 1 car gar, Irg lemon & other fruit
n & trees. $269,900
MUST SEE! MLS#362439 immaculate 4BR/2BA,
des garden tub, dng/lvg rm, frplc & new wall-to-wall
SF carpet. $225,900
3BR/2BA, 1521 SF, updates include: roof, a/c,
BA waterheater& Jacuzzi. $167,900
ies. COZY HOME MLS#363976 3BR/2BA, 1438 SF,
heated fam rm/den w/frplc could be 41" BR, new
kit cab & Berber carpet, scrnd bck porch w/fncd
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Even plates are pretty at Methodist church ladies tea
These three lovely young ladies display the beautifully adorned serving plate} which were set for attendants at a Saturday af-
ternoon tea held May 5 at the First United Methodist Church or Macclenny. Approximately 75 members of the church and their
guests attended the tea that took place in the fellowship hall. Ladies dressed in lovely spring colors and many wore hats as they
dined on wonderfid finger foods, hot and iced tea and pink lemonade. Peggy Gray delivered the inspirational message and spoke
with humor and seriousness about the "weeds" that appear in the garden of everyone's life. Music was provided by Carol and
Sara Ferguson. From left: Morgan Green, Gabrielle Bunch and Bailee Turner.

Chamber holds golf event

Under a beautiful blue sky, longest putt award went to Ryan
players gathered at the Panther Powell.
Creek Golf Club on Friday, May The Chamber especially
4 for the 17th Annual Baker wants to thank Greatwide dedi-
County Chamber of Commerce cated transport for donating a
golf tournament. A delicious trailer and numerous volunteers,
barbeque chicken lunch was and the, Wal-Mart Distribu-
provided by Sysco Food Ser- tion Center for sponsoring the
vices. Each player received golf drinks, donating breakfast and
gifts and a door prize. several people to help with the
Winners, of the tournament tournament. Mega props to the
included first place net team multiple volunteers who helped
from Dupont which included put this tournament together and
Rob Pater, Phil Pombier, Butch make it a great success. We ap-
Windham and Dave Wright. preciate the following courses
Winners of the first place gross for their contribution to prizes:
team were Blane Finley, J.J. Hyde Park Golf Club, Keystone
Finley, Ryan Powell and Mi- Gulf and County Club, Marsh
chael Brown. Closest to the hole dreek Country Club, Panther
awards went to Robbie Aberly, Creek Golf Club, Ponte Vedra
Allen Markley and Rob Pater. Inn and Club and the World Golf
The longest drive award was Hall of Fame.
won by Michael Brown and the

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Up close and personal at

the TPC golftournament

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Third baseman Ckhad Schroeer missed the toss from catcher Adam Lewis and allowed a Jaquar base
runner to score during the visitor's sixth inning rally. In photo at right, Jarrell Rodgers leaves the
mound after error-fueled scoring run.. .:

Wildcats end season with heartbreaking

loss in regional semifinal against W. Fla.

Press Staff
Six outs separated the Baker County Wildcats from a chance at a
regional championship last Friday night. They entered the top of the
sixth inning against the West Florida Jaguars with a 3-1 lead. They
had ace starter Jarrell Rodgers on the mound, and they were play-
ing on their own field. They just needed ____ _
six outs.
They couldn't get them.
"It's a game of inches," is one of base- *
ball's oldest, most tired cliches. But more
often than not, cliches gain that status
by reflecting reality. After a nightmarish '-
top of the sixth inning ended with a 3-1
lead transformed into a 7-3 deficit, Baker
County recognized firsthand the validity of
the axiom.
It all happened so fast, the series of
plays that ended the Wildcats' season.
Rodgers gave up a bloop single to the lead-
off hitter; the ball fell just out of the reach
of several defenders. The next Jaguar hit,
it sharply to sophomore third baseman
Chad Schroeer, who might have turned a .
double play. Instead, the ball bounced off Curtis Low
Schroeer's glove, and runner stood at first

and second.
It was then that the wheels fell
off for Baker High. Senior catcher
Adam Lewis fielded a bunt and
went to third base to catch the
lead runner. However, his throw
tailed back into a sliding Jaguar,
and the ball trickled far down the
left field line. The two runners on
base scored and the game was tied.
Staples replaced Rodgers with se-
nior pitcher Dustin Rowe. After a
walk, Schroeer fumbled another
bunt, and what turned out to be the
winning run scored.
"We knew what was: coming
on," head coach John Staples said.
"We just didn't play catch."
Three singles and two stolen
bases later, the Jaguars had plated
their final two runs of the game. It
was 7-3; the Wildcats would not be

able to come back, or even push across a run.
"I've never been in such a big game where we had it so under con-
trol, and then five minutes later it was out of control the other way,"
Staples said. "But that's why you play all seven innings and those
things happen in high school baseball.
"The kids were very disappointed, very shook up nd really in
a state of shock. We had everything under
control. And then, in a matter of five min-
utes, things had slipped away."
Baker County had taken control of the
game early, with senior Kirk High smack-
."' -: ing a two-run single in the first inning to
give the Wildcats a 2-0 lead. They gave
back one of the runs in the top of the fourth
when Jaguar slugger Davis Williams
launched a solo home run. But the Wild-
cats extended the lead to 3-1 in the bot-
tom of the frame, thanks to a RBI fielder's
choice from sophomore Thomas Ireland.
Friday night's loss was the last game
for nine Baker County seniors, including
Rodgers, who has won 19 games over the
last two seasons including the 4-1 regional
quarterfinal victory on May 1 over Bishop
Sil!. away. "Jarrell is a gutsy competitor," Staples
said. "We play well when he's on
the mound, and he brings that on
The Wildcats ended the 2007
season without a district or region-
al championship. But they did put
up an 18-12 record, and Staples re-
fused to call the year disappoint-
;., "We played the toughest sched-
S ule that Baker County's probably
ever played," he said. "And we
came away with 18 wins. So to be
disappointed in any would be sell-
ing this season short and these kids



As I mentioned during the
Masters, I don't watch a lot of
golf. But one of the tournaments
that I do watch is the TPC. I
have an affinity for that course
because it's the only profes-
sional golf tournament I've ever
Hard as it is for me to believe,
I loved it. I've watched enough
golf to know what's going on at.
a live tournament, but I admit
that when you're up close and
personal to an event like that,
you don't really get the big pic-
You're so close to the action
that whatever is happening in
the rest of course is lost on you.
But you don't mind because
you're so close to the action that
you can see the sweat on Phil
Mickelson's brow. It's seriously
If you've never been to the
TPC, it's time to go. It's a lot of
fun. Of course, it will be a little
different this year.
The TPC date was moved
back from March to May to

avoid the rain. Of course, this
year there wasn't any rain in
March,just as there isn't any rain
in May. What there is in May are
90 degree temperatures.
There are some worries be-
sides sunburn. If the wind shifts
and the South Georgia fires kick
up, the smoke could be pretty
bad. I'm not saying that golf-
ers are a wimpy lot, but they
wouldn't love that. It would be
like playing a golf tournament
in downtown LA.
Prices are kind of steep and
might be sold out on the last
two days, but even if you're in
the early rounds it's worth it.
It's even worth it if you go for a
practice round or the pro/am.
The fun is that you get to see
the players up close. It's not like
a Jaguar game or a NASCAR
race where you're a half a mile
from the action. You actually
can see Mickleson or Ernie Els
or wait for it Tiger Woods.
Denny Wells, Gary Pelham
and I went to a practice round
last year and were ten feet away
from the Tiger. I'm never going
to be ten feet away from Marcus
Stroud or Bill Elliot.
Lather up the sunscreen. Get
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Spring ballprovides preview for coaches

One sure sign of spring is the following the middle school on the offensive line, but it is the
crunch and bang of pad on pad jambdree that starts at 4:00. defensive line that was hurt the
as high schools around the state As usual, Columbia looks to most by graduation. Johns lost
kick off spring football practice. be loaded with talent. three starters there.
Baker County High is no ex- "Coach Green probably The Wildcats 'will line up in
ception, and second-year coach won't have anybody playing the annual Red and White game
Bobby Johns and his staff are both ways," said Johns. "Ev- Monday at 7:30 pm at Memo-
hard at work evaluating talent, erybody will have to play both rial Stadium. It will be the first
,Spring is important for the ways for us." .chance for football fans to get a
coaches to see who they've got The Cats will fill some holes look at the 2007 squad.
and try to fit them into the right
positions. There was a big turn-
over this year due to graduation,
with holes in the offensive and CongratulationlS
defensive line that need filling.
Johns is looking at about 60 2007 Varsity Senior
high school students at practice,
plus about 50 eighth graders. Indian Cheerleaders
Some of these will drop by the
wayside, but that's normal. 3A State Champions
What isn't normal are ineligi-
ble players at skill positions. He l.i:
has several key players whose '
spring grades will make them
ineligible to play in the jamboree
on May 18 at Columbia High.
'"This is new for me," Johns t
bemoaned. "I never enter spring
practice with ineligible players.
It's going to leave me with some t
holes for the spring game."
Coach Johns will square
off with former mentor Danny Jess Metts, Haley Klaas, Jayme Campbell, Cat Thompson,
Green at Col a Hh that Brittany Jowers, Captain: Devin Wilkerson
Green at Columbia High that
night at 7:30. Earlier in the day, Thank you for a wonderful season and many
the Baker County Middle School
will play both Columbia County memories; good luck on your future endeavors...
middle schools. The Cat and Ti- Ms. Melinda
ger high school squads will play

Jack Baker, Jr.
Agency Manager

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