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Title: The Baker County press
Uniform Title: Baker County press (Macclenny, Fla. 1929)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Tate Powell
Place of Publication: Macclenny Fla
Creation Date: October 25, 2007
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 12, 1929.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 39 (Jan. 2, 1931).
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS


Paid circulation leader Winner ofl 4 tate awards forjournalism excellence in 2007


78th Year, Vol. 26 Thursday, October 25, 2007 Macclenny, Florida 500


Offender


'Ryce' trial


is delayed


by judge

The county's first trial for
civil commitment of a convict-
ed sex offender was scheduled
for early this week, but post-
poned until December due to
a procedural mix-up over wit-
nesses scheduled to be called
by the state.
The trial, under the so-called
Jimmy Ryce Law passed in the
late 1990s, will decide wheth-
er Timothy Nichols, a former
Macclenny resident, remains a
threat to repeat past sex crimes
and thus remain in involuntary
civil custody.
The law was passed to pre-
vent defendants who have
served their sentences from get-
ting back on the streets if, in the
opinion of psychiatric experts,
they are still a risk to commit.
further crimes.
In the case of Mr. Nichols,
now 40, he was sentenced to
8 years in state prison in re-
turn for a plea in May, 1999 to
twin counts of lewd assault on
girls ages 8 and 10. The Ryce
law provides for a six-member
jury to hear the case before de-
ciding whether he should be re-
turned to custody.
The potential jurors were
dismissed by Circuit Judge
Stan Morris of Gainesville,
who set a new date for Decem-
ber 3. He granted motions by
defense counsel Jeanine Cohen
of Tampa, who asked for the
delay to scrutinize testimony
by several state witnesses. The
prosecution had not furnished
the information due to confu-
sion over procedure in Ryce
cases.
Ms. Cohen, who has experi-
ence in cases of this type, also
told Judge Morris she felt in-
timidated when Sheriff Joey
Dobson walked into a holding
cell near the courtroom during
a pre-hearing conference be-
tween her and Mr. Nichols.
The sheriff said later he in-
tended to speak with the de-
fendant, who was brought to
county jail by the state, about
alleged misbehavior over the
weekend. Ms. Cohen asked
him to identify himself, and the
sheriff in turn asked her iden-
tity. Sheriff Dobson said they
said little more to each other.
Judge Morris during the
hearing assured the defense
counsel she had no reason to
feel threatened or intimidated,
and he would personally assure
her safety. Ms. Cohen declined
specific on-record comment
this week in a telephone inter-
view.
The same morning, Circuit
Judge Phyllis Rosier sentenced
two defendants to 18-month
prison terms in return for no
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NEFSH Administrator Kennedy



winds up a 35-year hospital career


Steve Kennedy is in the
habit of slipping into his office
around 6:00 am.
That gives him two-plus
hours to look at e-mails and
paperwork
before the
meetings BY
begin. Ev- Jim
eryday it's
the meet- McGauley
ings; they Press Staff
crowd his
schedule
most of the morning and af-
ternoon. Meetings with man-
agement and quality assurance
teams; telephone conferences
with higher-ups; the endless
reports and the face time with
legislators; the monthly awards
ceremonies.
Mr. Kennedy, since early
2005 the administrator of
Northeast Florida State Hospi-
tal, had pretty much set the rou-
tine before his appointment to
succeed Bud Stotler, who had
the post 21 years. He was Mr.
Stotler's right arm as assistant
administrator for nearly a de-
cade.
The state hospital has been
his life since 1970
when he went to "Actu. all
work as a floor Actuall
aide in psychi-.
atric wards. He more rm
came up through just quie
the ranks find-
ing time along away, bl
the way to raise a
family, get a de- can you
gree from UNF in -
allied health and Ste
sit for a dozen
years on the Bak-
er County Commission.
Even a career-driven Wall
Streeter would call that a "killer
schedule."
It's all coming to an abrupt
halt this week as Steve Ken-
nedy, 55, steps off that spinning
career wheel into retirement.
Mr. Kennedy's friends and
associates know him as a self-
effacing, efficient, fair-minded
and intensely private person.
They're not surprised that he
doesn't want a big deal made
out of his departure on Friday.
Yet he'll be there that afternoon
for a reception at the hospital
south of Macclenny reluc-
tant but grateful.
"Actually, it's more my style
to just quietly slip away but
what can you do?" he asked
during an interview October
19. Steve Kennedy knows he
wants to be there to thank ev-
eryone for a great career, and he
knows they want to thank him.
"I've been going around see-
ing people and small groups on
the campus the past few days,
saying goodbye. I tell them I
won't be here anymore, but I'll
still be around."
The timing of his retirement
is a few months premature,
driven by Mr. Kennedy's re-
solve to be with his ailing wife
through a new round of cancer
treatments in Gainesville.
"Mr priorities have changed
greatly. I'm first and foremost
a family man, and my atten-
tion needs to be on Nancy and
my family," said the outgoing
administrator, who has before
taken short periods of leave to
be with his wife.
From the days when the 19-
year-old Glen St. Mary resi-
dent first reported to work at
the state mental hospital per-
forming "front line" and often
tedious and unpleasant duties,


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treatment of the mentally ill has
changed in ways he could not
have imagined.
The next two decades would
see a revolution of sorts,moving
away from the "warehousing"
model to "community-based
treatment" that used new drugs
and therapies to get patients
back into their hometowns and
out of the wards.
Case in point: When Steve
Kennedy was a new employee,
Northeast Florida State Hospi-
tal had a patient population of
1230. Last Friday, it was 615 -
exactly half. The past 20 years,
the count has been even less be-
fore the recent addition of 100
forensic beds for patients who
have committed crimes but are
not competent to stand trial.
The decreased patient [they
are now called residents] load
corresponded with a hike in
full-time positions as behavior-
al, vocational and other thera-
pies caught hold as part of the
new treatment vision. NEFSH
now has 1250 authorized posi-
tions including the 50 that flow
through Baker County as part
of a separate contract.
"Treatment
has changed so
it's much. I'd say the
% biggest difference
style to betweenwhen I
SSlipn started and now is
the quality of life
what for the people we
,? serve," observed
)? Mr. Kennedy.
Kenne "Back in my ear-
Kennedy ly days, the hos-
pital was over-
crowded and the
conditions they were forced to


He's not the only one leaving NEFSH after long career: Mr. Kennedy is winding
it up after 35 years, as is his administrative assistant Janet Harris, whose tenure at
the state hospital is identical. Ms; Harris, who leaves in mid-November, has filled
the same role for five previous hospital administrators. Mr, Kennedy's post will be
filled at least temporarily by assistant administrator Joe Infantino.


live under were not conducive
to successful treatment."
"Other than the communi-
ty-based concept, we've seen
tremendous improvement in
medicine, drugs that more ef-
fectively address a person's
illness. Our staff is much bet-
ter trained and able to focus on
the treatment plans assigned to
each resident."
Some of the positions Mr.


Kennedy held the past three
decades gave him an ideal
perch to observe how mental
health treatment was changing.
He was staff development and
training manager in the 1980's,
ajob he relished. Then it was on
to directing admissions and dis-
charging of patients, a job that
took an interesting twist when

(See page 2)


Freaks


& frights
A skeletal clown and a head chopping
witch are just a few of the spooky
spectacles awaiting those brave (or
foolish) enough to venture into the
fifth annual Old Nursery Plantation
Haunted House this Saturday night. Get
ready for a haunted journey through
cemeteries and other freaky exhibits.
The Halloween celebration sponsored
by a neighborhood group is open to
the public for the first time this year.
Starting at 7:30 pm, ghoulish guides
will escort groups through a large
'haunted barn.' The haunted house
is located on Red Top Road off 125 S
near Manntown and runs 7:30-9:15
pm. Come if you dare, but BEWARE!
PHOTOS BY KELLEY LANNIGAN


DCAis


coolto 3


proposals

BY ANDREW BARE
Press staff
Urban sprawl. Traffic night-
mares. Environmental con-
flicts.
These are the main objec-
tions state officials have to
three proposed large-scale land
uses that could dramatically
alter the landscape of Baker
County.
The largest of the three pro-
posals is the Jackson-Shaw
Industrial Park, a 1225 acre
proposal that would be set east
of Macclenny off I-10. Devel-'
oper Amram Adar has plans
for a 723-acre industrial park
known as "Baker 900" near
Sanderson. And Lake Butler-
based investor Avery Roberts
is asking for a re-zoning of a
1515-acre, pie-shaped tract
near the Osceola National For-
est for general suitability pur-
poses.
All the proposals require
amendments in Baker County's
comprehensive plan, and those
amendments require state in-
put. In a memo dated October
5 from the Florida Department
of Community Affairs, Mike
McDaniel, chief of the divi-
sion of community planning.
outlined traffic concerns for all
three developments. But while
Mr. McDaniel says there aren't
adequate statistics for Baker
900 and the Olustee tract, the
Jackson-Shaw issues are far
more clear.
"This amendment is not
supported by a demonstra-
tion of adequate roadway fa-
cilities to serve the site," Mr.
McDaniel wrote. "The county
has stated very clearly several
times in the amendment packet
that this project will require a
new [Interstate 10] interchange
in order to be feasible.
"The subject site is very
close to Macclenny; as a result,
according to [the Florida De-
partment of Transportation,] ar
interchange is not warranted in
this area at this time."
That could be a problem, as
Jackson-Shaw representatives
have said that the new I-10 in-
terchange is a deal-breaker.
Mr. McDaniel also said in
the memo that the three de-
velopments could contribute
to urban sprawl. The DCA be-
lieves the developments do not
maximize the use of existing
public facilities and fail to pro-
tect natural vegetation.
"The infrastructure need-
ed to support the proposed
amendments is not currently
in place, and it would demand
tremendous public and private
resources to provide the fund-
ing to develop that infrastruc-
ture," he wrote.
Environmental issues were
also an area of concern for
the state's Department of En-
vironmental Protection. Sally
Mann, the DEP's director of
the office of intergovernmental
programs, said in a memo at-
tached to the DCA's comments
that all three of the proposals
are environmentally troubling.
"The subject parcels are
located in areas containing
significant natural resources
vulnerable to impacts -frorr
intense land uses," Ms. Mann
wrote. "The increased intensi-
ty resulting from the proposed
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NEFSH wasg' ued by Jackson-
ville Area Legal Aid on behalf of
168 patients they argued did not
belong there.
"That was in the heyday of
'de-institutionalization' and I
learned an awful lot from the
management aspect," he recalls.
When Mr. Stotler took over in
1984, he chose Steve Kennedy
as his assistant administrator for
planning and quality assurance, a
job he kept until he was elected
to the county board in 1988. He
then returned to the treatment
ward as a unit director, then went
back into administration as the
rehab services director, and in
1996 to assistant administrator.
Mr. Kennedy remained a
county commissioner 12 years
before voluntarily stepping
down. Through those often tu-
multuous three terms he emerged
as a studied, calming influence
over the conducting of board
business, shepherding it through
difficult and new territory like
waste management and land use
legislation.
Post-commission, he was back
in administration as the number-
two man and a key member of
the team that guided Northeast
Florida State Hospital to the
greatest accolade in its half-cen-
tury: The Governor's Sterling
Award in 2000.
"I'd have to say that was one
of the clear highlights of my time
here," he said. "What that taught
us about best practices and orga-
nization was worth it; we still use
a lot of what we learned today.
And the hospital was one of 3-4
public entities ever to win it."
That said, Steve Kennedy isn't


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the onl\ person wary of the future
of public\ -run mental hospitals.
NEFSH has found itself'ini the
path of threatened privatization
several times, and many expect
it will do so again. Only it, the
hospital in Chattahoochee and
North Fla. Evaluation and Treat-
ment Center in Gainesville re-
main; others in central and south
Florida are managed by private
entities.
Whatever happens, he is confi-
dent the public model at NEFSH
is the most effective, both for
patients and employees. What it
will take to remain public is for-
ward thinking and effective com-
munication with lawmakers who
will make the ultimate decision.
"I can tell you this; we've had
a positive impact on thousands of
lives and families," he declared.
So, next Monday morn-
ing Steve Kennedy will be do-
ing something else at 6:00 am.
He's got a full plate the next few
months seeing his wife through
new treatment stages, and he's
put off other plans for now. He's
not ruling out other avenues of
public service and likewise not
committing to anything. He likes
to fish, and will be clearing the
slate for more time with his two
married children and four grand-
children.
He might not even be calling it
quits at the state hospital, either.
"I've told some of the grounds
crew people, dqn't be surprised
it I show up there someday and
grab one of the riding lawn mow-
ers. I've often watched them go
by and said to myself, 'I'd like to
be on one of those.' I like to mow
in nice, straight lines."


DCA coolto developments...


(From page 1)
amendments has the potential to
cause significant impacts to nat-
ural resources on and adjacent
to the subject parcels..
"Adoption of the proposed
amendments could result in a
dramatic increase in the inten-
sity of use on the subject parcels
beyond that which is already al-
lowed."
Of particular concern to the
state is the Olustee re-zoning.
The large tract abuts the Osceola
National Forest. Ms. Mann said
any development on the land
could disrupt the natural habitat,
of local wildlife and introduce
invasive species to Osceola.
The county has 60 days from
the receipt of DCA's objec-
tions to chart a new course. If '
the county commission choose
to take the state comments into
consideration and approve the
amendments with changes, the
amendments will again go back


to the state. DCA essentially has
a veto on comprehensive plan
amendments.
Baker County also has the
option'to simply re-submit the
amendments without changes,
but county planning director Ed
Preston said that would almost
certainly result in a state rejec-
tion. The commission could
also choose to simply reject the
amendments.


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four others at
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The driver of a late model Lincoln that
police believe was oni cruise control a
failed to stop about noon October 19
as she exited Interstate 10 westbound
into the Sanderson rest area, and she
plowed into severalparked vehicles.
The Florida Highway Patrolfailed to
forward details on the accident that
injured a female other than the driver,
who escaped with minor injuries. She
was with her husband at the time,


'Ryce' trial is delayed


(From page 1)
contest pleas. Nathan Collett will
also be on probation two years
:following release for grand theft.
The state dropped a companion
burglary charge.
Probation was revoked in the
case of Benjamin Herrin, who
drew the same prison term for
felony battery.
Judge Rosier ordered the
three-year minimum prison sen-
tence for Rickey Kendry, who
pleaded no contest to sale and
possession of prescription drugs
within 1000 feet of a school. She
placed Crystal Miller on drug-
offender probation for four years
and ordered her to county jail for
a month after a plea to DUI and


sale and possession of prescrip-
tion medication. Her driver's li-
cense was revoked for ten years,
and her plea to driving on a sus-
pended license resulted in a six-
day jail sentence.
Milton Oralls will serve a
half-year'jail sentence in return
for a plea to battery, reduced
from battery on a law enforce-
ment officer. Ryan Prevatt will
be on.house arrest a year after
pleading to sale and possession
of prescription drugs.
Arrest warrants were ordered
for Myrtle Brown, one of two
defendants who failed to appear
Monday for grand theft auto.
The other was Euneka Jefferson,
charged with drug and bed check
offenses.


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ai


Fair coverage of issues


relies on fact, opinion

It would be perfectly acceptable
TH E BA RE for that journalist to attend all
the meetings, interview every-
TRU TH one involved and come to the
T U conclusion that the jail site was
ANDREW BARE a reasonable one and that the
residents were engaged in typi-
As Baker County's jail drama cal "not in my backyard" behav-
limps into its denouement, the ior.
community is left with plenty of There's nothing wrong with
questions. But while most angles that. But the reporter's story on
of the controversy have been the controversy must be free of
covered extensively, I wanted to phrases like "not in my back-
use this story as a jumping- off yard," which have negative
point to discuss the much larger connotations and establish in
issues inherent in the practice of flashing, neon letters what the
journalism. And I hope to use writer's opinion is. Once you do
this space today to clarify some that, you've lost credibility with
aspects of the newspaper game. your readers. They might start
Reporters are expected to be thinking the facts you report
"objective." But before we get aren't so factual. And if the pub-
into what that means, let's clari- lic doesn't trust you when you
fy what it doesn't mean. "Objec- say, "2+2=4," there's no reason
tive" doesn't mean the reporter to keep writing.
exists without opinions or feel- Where things can get murky
ings. Having a point of view is is when we move beyond hard
a part of the human condition, news stories into opinion writ-
and until scientists develop The ing. At larger daily papers,
RoboReporter 2000, journalists there's a firm wall between the
will continue to have their opin- editorial and news pages. Re-
ions. porters aren't columnists and
What objectivity means, re- columnists aren't reporters.
ally, is that in the limited context Their larger budgets enable
of a news story, those opinions them to pay individuals simply
are rendered irrelevant. A lib- to write opinions. At small-town
eral Democrat should be able to weeklies like The Press, howev-
cover a Republican rally with- er, money's tighter, and there's
out the ensuing story dripping still space to fill. So, from time-
with distaste. Ultimately, the to-time, reporters like me are
truth is what we strive to relay to pressed into duty as columnists.
the readers. And while this may It's not an ideal situation,
sound corny and ,.hackneyed, but it's also not a catastrophe.
that's a sacred duty. The important thing for a paper,
Take, for example, a reporter even a small weekly likethe one
covering the recent controversy, you're reading, is to make very
clear what's opinion writing and


comment


like jail


separation

what's news writing. The best
way to do this the way most
papers do it is simply to re-
strict their editorial material to
one or two pages of the paper.
You'll notice that the top of this
page is labelled "Opinion and
Comment" in very large type.
That notifies the reader that he
or she is about to read pieces
with a definite point of view.
In rare, extraordinary cir-
cumstances a newspaper might
publish an editorial on the front
page. This is generally reserved
for those sort of life-changing
moments to which history books
devote entire chapters. Again,
labelling is important. The read-
er must know what he or she is
reading at all times.
There are other ethical is-
sues that have been raised by
the jail story. For example, it's
almost never a good idea for a
newspaper publisher to verbally
lash out at critics in the middle
of a meeting, as Press publisher
Jim McGauley did last Monday.
(That sound you hear is my boss
shredding my paycheck.)
When you read me say on
this page that the New, River
Landfill board was right in seek-
ing proposals from other engi-
neers, you can be confident in
the knowledge that belief didn't
affect the way I covered the ac-
tual decision on the front page
of this paper. It's my belief that
someone reading the news story
could do so without knowing
how I stood on the issue.
That's what we shoot for in
journalism. Our goal is your
trust and confidence.


'Can' vs. wanting to' difference


Dear Editor:
Don't be too upset with the
county commissioners for the
vote on the new jail site. After
all, we voted them in to do the
job no one else would do.
Yet, I do believe they all knew
how each one would vote before-
hand. Do I hear the word "sun-
shine?" It's not sunshine if, one
at a time, they talk to the county
manager. If there were 500 in-
stead of 50 protesters in the
room, it would not have made
any difference.
This is the same body that took
forever and a day to pave Bob
Burnsed Rd. It's the same com-
mission that got a grant to pave
Crews Rd. some years ago, and
had to take some of the money to
correct a bridge that did not meet
state safety codes. After that,
there wasn't enough money to
completely pave the road, and to
this day Crews Rd. has not been
completed.
Years ago when the idea came
up for a new building for the
Council on Aging, ex-commis-
sioner Cliff Barton, who was
commission chair at the time,
promised to take the money from
the sale of the old health depart-
ment (the present site of Wal-
greens) and apply it to the new
building.
The present board's position
is: "We didn't know we'd get
that much money for the old
health department site, and we
certainly can't spend that much
on a new building." They also ar-
gue that a lot of money was spent
fixing up the present Council on
Aging building, like for a new
roof. That's like putting a $1000
saddle on a $20 horse.
If an independent agency con-
ducted an inspection of the pres-
ent building for fire and safety,
I'd bet a dollar to a donut it would
be condemned. I'll also bet that
the county commission will want
to put the old folks in the present
jail building once a new jail is
built. Don't think for a moment
that will not happen!
I was told the commission
is trying to get grants for a new
Council on Aging. Why? They


have money from the land sale,
and from the land west of Glen
St. Mary recently bought by a
developer. We're trying to find a
suitable site for a new building;
why is it taking so long?
Macclenny offered to trade
two acres on Lowder St. for the


lot and building the Council is
now using. To date, the county
commission has not responded.
The difference between "can"
and "can't" is "wanting to."
BJ. Cannon
Macclenny


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Hanging nooses the latest


rolling cry or a growing


offended-outraged' coalition


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Then we'll
giggle a little bit and wait until
Monday morning.
Somebody will find it and
we'll watch the fun.
It's important that anyone
involved in the prank observe
the code of silence. The truth
that the recent rash of "noose
discoveries" are likely designed
to watch the predictable reaction
might get in the way of hys-
teria.
The fact that I'm in on the
prank makes it even dicier. I'd
have to act like this "discov-
ery" might be related to a dete-
rioration of race relations on the
high school campus. The report
would soon find its way to the
Jacksonville media, maybe even
onto news wire services or net-
works.
What fun!
It would make little differ-
ence that students and faculty
might look at each other and
shrug, "What racial tension?"
Somewhere; somehow, some-
body would relate the noose
back to an event, real or imag-
ined, that simply has to be the
reason it was slung over the bas-
ketball goal.
Nooses, after all, are now
the accepted vehicle to convey
racially-inspired hatred and
resentment. Their symbolism
is obvious, harkening back to
the days of Jim Crow laws and
lynchings.
A rope and noose were the
catalyst ,for the recent deluge of
media and civil rights activists
who descended onto the small
town of Jena, Louisiana after
one was found in a tree on the
high school campus. The tree


was a traditional gathering place
for white students, and the town
had experienced racial tension
after the arrest of black students
for severely beating a white stu-
dent.
So there
iSIONS was probably
some tension,
AULEY and the noose
may have been
placed there as
symbolic protest. It also may
have been a prank, but that
doesn't matter. It's the "symbol-
ism."
So now we got nooses show-
ing up all over. No matter that
"copy cat" behavior is often the
work of hucksters with no real
connection to an actual cause.
Everyone has to be treated seri-
ously because, well ... because.
Getting back to Jena, most
of the black and white residents
shocked, utterly shocked, the
media when they revealed that
race relations were actually
quite good in the area despite the
beating incident, and when they
declared the uproar was much to
do about nothing.
"Leave us to ourselves," they
seemed to be saying.
Thusly, it would matter little
to the media or the outside world
that Baker County has enjoyed
(thank God) relatively positive
race relations the past 36 years
since school integration. The
fact that what we have is testa-
ment to who we are and how
we've been able to work and
live together without dragging a
lot of yesterday's baggage with
us.
We have to resign ourselves
to this: negative symbolism
(nooses, other inert objects or
comments made in haste) are
all out there to be picked up and
analyzed by a largely bored me-
dia and legions of groups and
individuals who are very fond
(experts, even) in the fine art of
being offended and outraged.
We gotta live with them as
this train of life goes forward.
Just don't let them derail it.


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and Wal-Mart SuperCenter
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a Breast Cancer Awareness Event
featuring door prizes, information, and more!

Saturday, October 27 from 10:00 2:00 pm
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Here's a great idea for the
weekend.
Let's all meet at the Press of-
fice about 2:00 Sunday morning
and we'll drive over to Baker
High School and _
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Ribbon ceremony opens skateboardpark next to the health department
Months of planning came to fruition October 18 with a ribbon cutting ceremony to open a new skate park off Lowder St. in Macclenny next to the Baker County Health
Department. According to BCHD administrator Kerry Dunlavey, the project is the result of collaboration between the city, county and the BCHD through a Step Up Florida
grant. "We recognized a need for a recreational sight and involved the local youth in the planning, said Ms. Dunlavey. "A specific place to skateboard is what they wanted
most, so we went for it." The park, which cost $22,000 to construct, features 1/4 and 1/2 pipes (ramps) and jumps on a meandering, oval-shaped path. Future plans include
addition of more ramps, a picnic table, water fountain and outdoor lighting. To use the park, skateboarders and their parents must sign a consent form which is filed with
the health department. Representatives from Kona, a skate park in Jacksonville, were present to support the park opening. The park is open every day. Participating in the
ceremony were park planning committee members (from left) Ann Yarborough, Joe Cone, Ms. Dunlevay, Alex Robinson, Todd Ferreira, Peggy Driggers and Daryl Register.
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Occupant ofspeeding vehicle flees

after chased to Webb Rd. dead end


A high-speed chase ended on
C.W. Webb Rd. near Macclenny
October 16 with the suspect suc-
cessfully fleeing police.
Deputy Sgt. Greg Burnsed
said he saw a vehicle going well
over the speed limit on Mac-
clenny Ave. at around 11:30 pm.
After verifying that the car was
going 62 MPH in a 45 MPH
zone, Deputy Burnsed pursued.
The fleeing Saturn first turned
onto Lowder St. and did not stop
when the officer turned on his
overhead lights. The Saturn then
turned on to Ray Phillips Rd.,
only to run into a ditch on the
side of the road.
The driver of the Saturn then
extricated it from the ditch and
turned onto Webb at a high
enough speed that he nearly lost
control. At the road's dead end,
the Saturn stalled out.
However, the suspect, who
Deputy Burnsed said wore only
blue jeans, fled south and suc-
cessfully eluded police.
In other reports, police arrest-
ed resident Beckey Oliver, 38,
of Macclenny for DUI the night
of October 19.
Sgt. Bursed responded to a
crash on US 90 and North 1st
St. After investigating the inci-
dent, the officer told Ms. Oliver
he would conduct several DUI
tests.
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Bumsed, Ms. Oliver failed sev-
eral tests. He said she was un-
able to follow his finger in front
of her eyes, could not stand on
one leg for more than three sec-
onds and wasn't able to "walk
and turn."
After being arrested and tak-
en to jail, Ms. Oliver was given
medical attention at Fraser Hos-
pital.
Deputy Garrett Bennett ar-
rested Nicholas Byram, 24, of
Macclenny for driving on a sus-
pended license October 20.
Deputy Bennett was dis-
patched to the comer of East
Confederate Dr. and South Con-
federate Dr. north of Glen St.
Mary in reference to a car in a
ditch. After speaking with a tow
truck driver, the officer said Mr.
Byram drove up and said he was
in the truck when it crashed into
the ditch.
Deputy Bennett said the
man smelled of alcohol, though
Mr. Byram denied he had been
drinking. Mr. Byram said he left
the scene because he did not
have a driver's license and was
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who did.
The officer said in his report
he knew that Mr. Byram's li-
cense was suspended.


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The monthly meeting of the
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day, October 25th at the Republi-
can Headquarters, 24 South Col-
lege St. in Macclenny.
All local Republicans are in-
vited to attend. For more infor-
mation, call Don Marshall at
259-9668.


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Mother allegedly drunk,

abusing controlled drugs
Police arrested a Glen St. Mary mother October 20 after she alleg-
edly admitted to being drunk and abusing prescription drugs.
Deputies found Tosha Gabhart, 23, driving on Pine Top Rd at
about 10:00 am. Deputy Michael Hauge said Ms. Gabhart told him
she had fought with her sister Amber Gabhart because the latter be-
lieved she was high. The accused admitted to Deputy Michael Hauge
that she had a few beers and had earlier taken a Lortab pill. Deputy
Hauge said Ms. Gabhart also handed over another Lortab pill and two
Xanax pills at the time.
Amber Gabhart later told police that her sister had been dropped
off at her home on Okey Lane by two unknown men who said they
found the woman passed out in her car. According to Amber, when
she tried to take Tosha to her residence on Brannen Lane, her sister
became combative and wouldn't leave without her son.
Tosha Gabhart was charged with battery as well as drug posses-
sion.
In other reports, police arrested Palatka resident Alan Willis, 40
the afternoon of October 19, and charged him with illegal possession
of prescription medicine.
Deputy Wayne Limbaugh said he pulled over Mr. Willis' green
Pontiac on North 6th. St because .of a broken tail light. After a check
revealed that the car's tag expired last February, the officer asked for
permission to search the car and Mr. Willis' person. According to
Deputy Limbaugh, he found five Darvocet pills in Mr. Willis' pock-
et.
Deputy Limbaugh also arrested the passenger of the car, Daniel
Connell, 20, who had an outstanding warrant in Putnam County for
marijuana possession.
SA sheriff's investigator arrested Macclenny resident Andy Giv-
ens, 28, on Dolphin St. in Sanderson October 18 after they say he
handed over a bag of marijuana.
Deputy Scotty Rhoden was patrolling the area when he spotted
Mr. Givens. According to the officer, Mr. Givens resembled a suspect
in a video the police had of an undercover drug deal. Deputy Rhoden
said in his report that when he and another officer stopped Mr. Givens
and asked if he had any drugs, the man said yes and handed over a
bag of marijuana.
The suspect then tried unsuccessfully to run away.



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Pat Collier looks at bountifid first-time yield of pecan trees planted by her and husband George.



Bumper pecan crop due to



tree energy dry-wet weather


BY TAMI LIVINGSTON
UNF Journalism Student
Pecan trees are alternate-
bearing trees; they only produce
every other year. So this year's
crop was no surprise, as last year
was an off-year. However, the
reason for the 2007 bumper crop
remains a mystery.
Area farmers and local agri-
culture and horticulture officials
have theories, but no conclusive
proof as to why this year's crop
is so large.
"The dry in the early part of
the year and the water later in the
year [might have played a part],"
in this year's yield, said George
Collier of Macclenny, who has
87 pecan trees on his small farm
off Shelly Lane south of Mud
Lake Rd..
University of Georgia horti-
culture professor Patrick Con-
ner said because last year was
a bad year for pecans, the trees
"had lots of energy reserves in
the roots this year, which led
to more flowers in the spring,
which in turn bore more fruit.
"This year is a big crop, but
it's limited by the drought earlier
in the year because that is when
the sizing of the pecans takes
place," Mr. Conner explained.
"We're predicting a big yield
but not a record yield."
However, for Mr. Collier and
his wife Pat, 2007 is a record year
for their pecan crop, and also the
first year they have borne fruit.
The Colliers planted their trees
in 1985 and took pecans up as
a hobby. Pecan trees normally
take anywhere from 10-15 years
to produce their first crop.
"They've never really done
anything before," George Col-
lier said. "Now we had one tree

Costume contest
A Halloween costume contest
will be held Wednesday, Octo-
ber 31 from 4:00-7:00 pm at the
Macclenny Woman's Club on S.
5th St. Trophies will be given
for the scariest, most original
and most beautiful costumes.
Pictures will be taken for a
fee of $5 and the proceeds will
go to the American Cancer So-
ciety.
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that the limbs broke because the
branches were so heavy because
of the number of pecans on each
one."
He said pecans usually grow
in clusters of three or four, but
his trees produced clusters of
five and six.
"The squirrels are happy this
year, that's for sure," he noted.
"We've got some fat ones!"
"Pat [Collier] brought in this
branch of pecans it was so full
of pecans it was incredible," said
Barbara Smith, with the Baker
County Agriculture Extension
Office.
The heavy yield coupled with
sometimes heavy rainfall this
fall has made for fallen limbs
and boughs all over the area.
Mr. Collier said he's not wor-
ried about keeping up with the
pecans. He's just letting them
fall off the trees and he looks
forward to eating them.
"My daddy told me one time,
'Don't plant something you can't
eat,'" he related. That's why he
chose pecans.
According to the U.S. Depart-
ment of Agriculture, pecans are
the only native nut trees grown


for commercial use in the United
States. They are also the second
most popular tree nut among
consumers, ahead of walnuts but
behind almonds.
Georgia accounts for a third
of the pecan production in the
United States, followed by Texas
and New Mexico.
"We get higher prices than
New Mexico and Arizona, even
though they produce more per
acre because their [pecans] come
off the trees later in the season,"
Professor Conner said.
Florida produced one million
pounds of pecans in 2005 and
500,000 pounds in 2006, while
Georgia produced 80 million
pounds and 40 millions pounds
respectively, Conner said.
Georgia averaged $1.91 per
pound for pecans in 2006, up
from $1.70 per pound the year
before. Pecan prices vary upon
harvest date, quality and vari-
ety.
(Ms. Livingston is a senior journal-
ism student at the University of North
Florida, and wrote this article as part
of a class project. She is also news edi-
tor of the campus newspaper The Spin-
naker.)


Surveillance


store clerk in

The sheriff's department says
charges will be filed against a
convenience store clerk who al-
legedly cheated her employer
out of more than $2300.
Priscilla Colon, the manager
of the S&S store on South 6th
in Macclenny, called police Oc-
tober 20 after a store audit the
previous week found a discrep-
ancy in receipts. Management
reviewed surveillance tapes on
a sale-by-sale basism and they
allegedly showed Yevette Craw-
ford, 50, defrauding the store.
Ms. Colon alleged that after
customers paid for items, Ms.
Crawford removed them from
the sales receipts by indicating
there was an error. To manage-
ment, it would appear that no
sale was made. Ms. Crawford
allegedly stole $2336 in that
fashion.


Disaster trainingfor

low incomefamilies
The Community Emergency
Preparedness training will be
November 16 from 10:30-11:30
am at the Emergency Operations
Center. Due to limited seating,
reservations must be made by
November 12.
Call 259-4481 ext. 23 or 26 to
make reservations.
The purpose of this training is
to educate low income citizens
of the community about weather
related emergency preparedness
and man made disasters.
Refreshments will be provid-
ed and there will be drawings
for first aid kits.

Early trick or treat

event at BCMS
The BCMS Youth 'Power
Club will host an early trick
or treat in front of the BCMS
school campus Tuesday, Oc-
tober 30 from 6:30-8:30 pm or
until supplies run out for ages 1
year to 12 years.


theftof$233

Deputy Gavin Sweat said
attempts were made to con-
tact Ms. Crawford, but he only
reached her voice mail. She will
be charged with grand theft.
In other reports, Samantha
Godwin of Glen St. Mary said
October 19 her car was stolen
from her home on CR-127.
Ms. Godwin told Deputy
Patrick McGauley that the car,
a 2002 Toyota Tundra, was
taken from her front yard. She
lives with her two children and
younger sister, and accused her
sister's boyfriend of the theft.
Ms. Godwin said she hadn't
noticed her truck missing un-
til early that morning when her
mother stopped by the house.
The suspect denied stealing the
truck and said he'd be willing to
take a polygraph.
Macclenny resident Reed
Goodman told police October
21 that several valuable sports-
cards had been stolen from a
storage shed near his home on
Violet Lane. The cards were val-
ued at around $1000.


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Jack Pearce of Sanderson
said October 20 that $330 in
tools were taken from his shed
ot Columbia St.
Mr. Pearce's shed has no
doors. A lawn mower was stolen
from a home a half-mile away,
but police say they don't know
if the thefts are related.
Lawtey resident Joseph
Starling said October 19 his util-
ity trailer was missing from his
place of business on CR-228.
Mr. Starling, who described the
trailer as 12-feet long and black
in color, last saw it October 18.
There was a toolbox and a
500-gallon diesel tank on the
trailer. Police said no tire tracks
could be located at the scene due
to heavy rain in recent days.

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NOTICE OF CERTIFICATION

OF 2007 TAX ROLL


Pursuant to Section 193.122, Florida
Statutes, I, Timothy P. Sweat, Property
Appraiser of Baker County, hereby give
notice that the 2007 tax roll for Baker
County was certified to the tax collector
on the 15th day of October 2007, for the
collection of taxes.


October 15,2007


Timothy P. Sweat, CFA
Baker County Property Appraiser


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Credit card stolen from hotel used here


A Kentucky woman.said Oc-
tober 15 that a stolen credit card
belonging to her had been used
twice in Baker County.
Eva Keeton told the sheriff's
department her card was stolen
from a hotel room in Valdosta,
Ga. Her credit card company
said the card had been used to
buy gas at the Citgo on US 90
and to buy $142 worth of items
at the Winn-Dixie.
Deputy James Marker viewed
surveillance video of the Winn-
Dixie purchase and said the
man making the purchase was a
black, wearing green shorts and
a green shirt. However, the offi-
cer could not identify him or get
a tag number off his car from the
video.
In other reports, police said
petit theft charges would be
filed against a Macclenny man
who allegedly admitted to steal-
ing two speakers from a former
roommate.
Steven Kuerzi said October
19 that he noticed the sub-woof-
ers missing from the trunk of
his car. Also stolen was the face
plate from his radio.
Mr. Kuerzi identified Timo-
thy Williams, 20, as a possible
suspect, saying Mr. Williams
believed he owed him rent. Ac-
cording to Deputy Gavin Sweat,
Mr. Williams initially denied
stealing the woofers, only to
later admit to the theft.
The suspect said he took the
speakers because Mr. Kuerzi
hadn't paid his ent. Mr. Wil-
liams said he left the speakers
with a friend, who when con-
tacted by Deputy Sweat said he
knew nothing about the speak-
ers being stolen and did not have
them.
Emilia Stafford said Octo-
ber 20 that a lawnmower had



Arrestedfor
A Glen St. Mary resident
was arrested and charged with
aggravated assault October 20
after she allegedly attacked a.
pregnant friend with a kitchen
knife.
Courtney Allen told Deputy
Wayne Limbaugh she was driv-
ing around with Shauna Cal-
loway, 39, while Ms. Calloway
drank beer. According to Ms.
Allen, Ms. Calloway became
argumentative when she turned
to go to the home they share on
Confederate Drive.
Ms. Allen alleges that when
they returned home, the assail-
ant threw a beer bottle at her and
struck her head. When Ms. Al-
len retreated to the bedroom she
shares with her boyfriend Vir-
gil Loonsfoot, Ms. Calloway's
brother, she demanded the two
leave.
According to Ms. Allen, she
and her boyfriend were pack-
ing up their things and placing
them in their car when Ms. Cal-
loway again attacked, grabbing
Ms. Allen's hair and punching
her in the head. Mr. Loonsfoot
stopped the attack, but after a
short while, Ms. Calloway al-
legedly threw a coffee cup at the
two of them.
It was then that Ms. Calloway
allegedly attacked her brother
with the kitchen knife, cutting
his shirt in several places. Mr.
Loonsfoot wrested the knife
away from her and tossed it
away. Police arrested Ms. Cal-
loway when they arrived.
In other reports, Hilda Jack-
son of Glen accused her hus-
band of hitting her in the face


been stolen from a shed behind
her home on CR-229 near Sand-
erson. Neighbors told Deputy
Patrick McGauley an unknown
white male had been causing
trouble in the neighborhood re-
cently.
Gregory Ellis said October
21 a window air conditioner unit
was stolen from his home on


MLK Blvd in Macclenny.
Mr. Ellis said the front door
of the home was locked when
he left October 16, but was un-
locked when he returned. Dep-
uty McGauley speculated in his
report the thief likely pushed
the AC unit inside the home,
used the now open window to


gain access and exited through
the front door. The officer said
no footprints were found at the
scene.
A 12-year-old BCMS stu-
dent said October 16 someone
had stolen her iPod out of her
purse. She could not provide po-
lice with any suspects.


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Localartist continues the Gene Barber tradition..
In her upstairs studio in downtown Macclenny, professional painter Sarah Barber gives student Carolina Nelson of Glen St. Mary
a lesson on brush technique. Ms. Barber, a cousin of the late artist and Baker County historian, Gene Barber, currently resides
and teaches in the area. "I'm big on family ties," said the artist, who has studied in Italy but prefers to live in Baker County. She
is a graduate of the University of North Florida and hopes to pursue a master's degree in painting at the University of Florida.
In addition to her classes in Macclenny, Ms. Barber paints on private commission and has taught at the Ponte Vedra Cultural
Center. Ms. Nelson also studied under Gene Barber and enjoys seeing his influence mingled with Ms. Barber's personal style. "I
feel very fortunate to study with Sarah, too," she said. PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN


knfie attack
with his gun.
Ms. Jackson said.October 15
that she was upset at her hus-
band. Mel\ in Givens, 68, hadn't
worked in two days. When she' ''
returned home that day;',,she'
found Mr. Givens and an un-
known friend in the backyard.
Ms Jackson said that she said
something to her husband, and
he then charged her with his
firearm.
Ms. Jackson alleged her
husband shattered the window
of her car with the gun and hit
her in the left eye. According to
Deputy Jeremy Moran, the ac-
cused said he hit his wife not
with a gun, but with a hammer.
The deputy said he could not


on herpregnantfriend
locate the gun, but confiscated violated a restraining order by
,the hammer and placed it into speaking with her at a BP Gas
evidence. Station.
Police said charges would The juvenile said she was at
be tiled against 'Jackson ille the station \\ it l he grandmotlh-
resident Ro\ le Barn. 60', for al- er whent Mr. Churchville ap-
legedly striking his wife. preached her. The two women
Mary Bain, 61, said October shooed him away, and police
16 that she was talking on the said they couldn't locate him.
phone in her residence when she
looked up and saw her husband
standing in the doorway. It was
then, she alleged, that Mr. Bain
struck her on the head and be-
gan ransacking her residence. .....
He then left and has not been ''-- -
located. '
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resident told police October 21
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday October 25, 2007 Page 7


Macclenny Lions among states oldest;


recent drive collects 500 pair ofeyeglasses


BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Press Staff
You've seen them for years,
the guys who wear yellow vests
and congregate outside grocery
stores, shopping centers and
other venues where the public is
likely to gather.
They call themselves lions,
after the noblest of beasts and
among their many civic activi-
ties, are dedicated to eliminating
preventable blindness.
The Lions Club is the larg-
est volunteer organization in the
world and was founded in 1917.
It began as the dream of Chicago
businessman Melvin Jones who
believed that local business clubs
should expand their horizons
from purely professional con-
cerns to the betterment of their
communities and the world at
large.
In 1925, Helen Keller chal-
lenged the Lions to become
"Knights of the blind in the cru-
sade against darkness."
That challenge has developed
to include programs such as the
Lions Eye Health Program at
the local level and the SightFirst
II campaign with a goal of con-
trolling and eliminating major
causes of blindness on a global
basis.
The Macclenny Lions Club
is one of the oldest in the state,
chartered in 1935. Today the club
has 25 members and recently
completed a successful eye-
glasses collection drive. Local
businesses cooperated with drop
sites; and over 500 pair were col-
lected.
"I think that's pretty signifi-
cant for this size community,"
said Chuck Prachar, the club's

Hallelujah Fall

Festival in Lawtey
Saturday, October 27 from
4:00-7:00 pm, Evergreen Bap-
tist Church.in Lawtey will host
a Hallelujah Fall Festival. It's
free to the public and all ages
are welcome.
Activities include games, 4
wheeler rides, bounce houses,
monster trucks and a concert by
the Backwood Boys. Hotdogs,
candy, popcorn, cotton candy
and drinks will be available for
all.
The church is located 7 miles
west of US 301 on CR 125.

Haunted old jail
Chills and thrills await you at
the old jail cell block. Come to
the old jail on the nights of Oc-
tober 26-27 at 7:00 pm for the
fright of your life. If you think
its eerie in the daytime, try it at
night!
The old jail is located at 42
W. McIver St. next to the public
library.


president.
The eyeglasses
are recycled and
distributed to per-
sons with vision
impairment with-
out the personal re-
sources to acquire
them.
"Just think," said
vice-president Bill
Beckham, "select-
ing a random pair
of glasses from a
collection box. This
very pair of glasses
could end up being
worn by someone
in Africa or Asia."
Communi ty
education on eye
health, causes and
prevention of vi-
sion loss are the
main focus of the
Lions Eye Health
Program. The Mac-
clenny Lions vol-
unteer at the Baker


County Health De-
partment to help
with screening of
school children.
The club is active in fund rais-
ing for many vision-related or-
ganizations such as the Florida
Center for the Blind, the Florida
Eye Bank and the Florida Eye-
glass Center.
Members strive to donate $100
to each organization on a quar-
terly basis. Some of their fund-
raising activities include the sale
of Florida Gator license plates
and an annual sale of tickets for
a $1500 grand prize. Tickets are
sold for $20 until $3000 is raised.
A winning ticket is drawn with


Members Bill Beckham and Chuck Prachar with collected eyeglasses.
PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN


half the money going toward the
prize. The remaining $1500 is
used to purchase new eyeglasses
for individuals in need. Funds
are also donated to support the
training of seeing-eye dogs.
According to Mr. Prachar, the
Lions also support hearing health
organizations.
"When I began my term as
president my goals were three-
fold," says Mr. Prachar. "To con-
tinue fundraising for eye health,
to bring in more interesting
speakers for our meetings and to
have some fun."
The Macclenny Lions have


fun and at each
meeting will good
naturedly "fine"
each other for
mock infractions.
The fines, ranging
from a quarter to a
dollar, are yet an-
other way of put-
ting more money
toward supporting
their mission.
At a recent
meeting, when
one Lion mispro-
nounced the guest
speaker's name
during introduc-
tion, the members
walloped him with
a fine and lots of
teasing.
"Boy, I'll never
hear the end of
this," he said as he
laughed and dug
money out of his
pocket.
The distinct


yellow vests worn
by the members
are covered in
pins, many commemorative of
a special meeting, recognition
for volunteer participation or in-
dicating official rank within the
organization.
"Some of the guys are cov-
ered in pins. We've got dedicated
folks here, that's for sure," said
Mr. Prachar.
The Macclenny Lions cur-
rently have no active female
members, although women are
eligible for membership. They
often hold social nights specifi-
cally to include wives and girl-
friends.


Macclenny woman gets surprise...
Alex Sink (left), chieffinancial officerfor the state of Florida, delivered a check to
Baker County resident Shelly Bennett October 19. The certificate stocks in excess of
$28,000 passed into custody of the Bureau of Unclaimed Property after Ms. Ben-
nett's mother passed away. "I'm so glad we were able to locate Ms. Bennett and give
her the money I'm sure her mother would have wanted her to have," said Ms. Sink. A
nurse at Westside Elementary School, Ms. Bennett said she was in shock at the news
Sand plans to spend some of her windfall on a new camper and lasik surgery for a
family member. At any time over 7.8 million accounts, mostly from dormant financial
institutions, unclaimed utility deposits and insurance benefits are held in custody by
the state until claimed by rightful owners. Ms. Sink urges checking regularly with
the Bureau of Unclaimed Property website at www.FLTreasureHunt.org.
PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN


Today the Lions are an in-
ternational organization of 1.3
million men and women in '200
countries and geographic areas.
Besides being champions of
eye health, the organization en-
gages in a variety of humanitar-
ian causes and helps distribute
food, provide medical care and
disaster relief, takes part in mis-
sions trips and awards grants.
They fight against diabetes, pro-
vide underprivileged children


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programs in schools.
The Macclenny Lions Club
meets every 2nd and 4th Mon-
day at 7:00 pm at the Women's
clubhouse on Fifth St.

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tuares
Obituaries,


NinaJoyce Gillette,

73, dies October 20
Nina Joyce Brooks Gillette,
73, died October 20, 2007. She
was born in Blackshear, GA
July 30, 1934 to the late Horace
Henry Brooks and Minnie Ol-
ive Cribb Brooks. She moved to
Macclen-
ny in 1982 -
from Oca-
la, Mrs.
Gillette re-
tired from
the Baker
County
school
.s y stem ,
where she /
worked as
a bus driv-
er for over Ms. Gillette
20 years.
She loved her grandchildren and
great-grandchildren dearly. Mrs.
Gillette also enjoyed fishing,
crocheting, quilting, and spend-
ing time at her lake house. She
was predeceased by her child
Angelous Graves and six sib-
lings.
Surviving family members
include her husband of 37 years,
Charles Howard Gillette Sr.; chil-
dren Michael Puckett, Angela
Gillette, Kathy Cole (Timothy),
Patty Nunley Nemec (Tony),
Charles Gillette Jr., and Wendy
Gillette Weddle; grandchildren
Kimberly Puckett, Cheri Herrera
(Jorge), Timothy Cole (Shannon
Shaddock), Misty Jenkins, Lori
Smith (Josh), Rebekkah Nunley,
Hannah Catalan (Enedino), Me-
gan Cole and Shadow Gillette;
nine great-grandchildren and
nine brothers and sisters.
The funeral service was held
on Wednesday, October 24 at
11:00 Am with Pastor Jim Cpx
o fi ati ng. laentribit foll6^ed'
at Macedonia Cemetery. Ar-
rangements were under the di-
rection of V. Todd Ferreira Fu-
neral Services.

Gospelsing Oct. 26
Road to Calvary Church, cor-
ner of Stoddard & Madison in
Glen, will host a gospel sing Fri-
day, October 26th at 7:30 pm.
Everyone is invited to attend.
Hope to see you there.

Sanderson
Congregational
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(

MACCLENNY
CHURCH OF CHRIST
573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am
Fellowship 10:30 am- 11:00 am
S Worship Services
I 1:11 am
4 ,i V Vd. Bible Srudy

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Mt. Zion N.C.

Methodist Church
121 North t 259-4461
MIacclennv, FL
Pastor Tim Cheshire
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 7.00 pm


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say unto thee, except a man be
born of water and ol the Spiril,
he cannot enter into the king-
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Oct. 23 service for

Raymond Hines
Raymond Murle Hines, 80,
died October 20, 2007. He was
born July 9, 1927 in Watertown,
FL to the late John Perry Hines
and Florazelle Avery Hines. Mr.
Hines was a life-long resident of
Glen St. Mary. He was a mem-
ber of the International Associa-
tion of Heat and Insulators and
Asbestos Workers Local Union
#13. Mr. Hines also worked with
the Baker County school system
for 15 years as a crossing guard
at Lowder Street at the railroad
tracks. He was a member of
First Baptist Church of Glen.
Mr. Hines loved his grandchil-
dren, auctions, yard sales, and
was a man of his word. He was
predeceased by wife Rosemary
Crews Hines.
Survivors include his children
Eugene Hines and Danny Hines,
both of Glen St. Mary; brother
Everett Williams of Orlando and
sisters Peggy Rewis of Macclen-
ny and Mary Beth Pittman of
St. Marys, GA; granddaughter
Leslie (Hines) Phillips; great-
grandchildren Gina and Austen
Magallanes, Micheala, Jessica
and Anthony Phillips; great-
great-grandson Jayden Egan.
The funeral service was held
Tuesday, October 23 with Rev-
erend Albert Starling officiat-
ing. Interment followed at Oak
Grove Cemetery. Arrangements
were under the direction of V.
Todd Ferreira Funeral Services.




First Baptist Church
of Sanderson
CR 229 S., Sanderson FL
SundayS.chool ....1;..., i0 am
Sun. Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sun. Evening Worship .6:00 pm
Wed. Eve. Bible Study. .7:00 pm
AWANA Wed. Night.. 7:00 pm
Pastor Bob Christmas
http://www.fbcofsanderson.org


ige 8

Chester Hunt III,

39, dies October 21
Chester Arthur Hunt, III
"Chet", 39, of Bryceville died
October 21, 2007 at his home.
Mr. Hunt was born in Macclen-
ny, the son of C.A. Hunt and the
former Verna E. Fraser. He was
member of First Baptist Church
of Baldwin and the Sweetwater
Hunting Club. Chet was an avid
sportsman, hunting bear and
whitetail in GA.
In addition to his parents and
wife of 16 years, Lisa "ANN"
Hunt, he is survived by sons
Brandon and Dustin Hunt; broth-
ers Jimmy and Stanley (Missy)
Hunt; sister Ann Jacobs (Karl);
numerous nieces, nephews and
loved ones.
The funeral service was held
at 11:00 am Wednesday, October
24 at the First Baptist Church of
Baldwin with Rev. Chris Drum
and Dr. Laurence W. Coles of-
ficiating. The interment will
immediately follow at Brandy
Branch Cemetery, Bryceville.
Serving as pallbearers are Jim-
my Steedley, Sollie Solomons,
Derrick Lee, Dale Reynolds,
Kenny Warren and Jason Bran-
non. Honorary pallbearers are
William Giddens, Bobby Steed-
ley, Bobby Keen and Lynn Brad-
berry. In lieu of flowers, those
desiring may make donations
to Chet's Children c/o Coun-
try Federal Credit Union or the
church of their choice. For more
information or to sign the guest
book please visit us, at www.
prestwoodfuneralhome.com.

Hannelore Peeler,

75, dies October 17
Hannelore Peeler, 75, died
October 17,2007. She was born
in Germany February 8, 1932
and she had been a resident of
Jacksonville for eight years.
Mrs. Peeler took pleasure in her
pets and crocheting.
Survivors include husband
Mr. Lloyd William Peeler of
Maxville; children Brenda Smith
and Lonnie Peeler; grandchild
Glenda Morehead; and great-
grandchild Danielle Hailey.
The arrangements, \ere under
the diuection of V T.oni Ferreira
Funeral Services.


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Nora G Staines of

Hilliarddies at 58
Nora Gales Staines, 58, of
Hilliard died Friday, October 19,
2007. Nora was born in Alma,
GA May 7, 1949 to the late
Isham Tyer and Odessa Manson.
Ms. Staines has been a resident
of Hilliard since 1990 and was
a member of River Road Baptist
Church in Callahan, FL. Nora'
loved spending time with her
family. She also enjoyed poetry,
football and wrestling.
Survivors include children
Clarence P. Weaver Sr., Ray-
mond "Tater" Staines, Mark
Anthony Staines and Frances
Marion Singletary, all of Hill-
iard; brother Richard Riddle of
Blackshear, GA; sisters Erica
Martin (Jerry) and Connie Tyre,
both of Blackshear, GA, Betty
Riddle of IN,.Cindy Rodriguez
of Waycross, GA and Taressa
Lairsey (Harry) of Brunswick,
GA; also five grandchildren.
The funeral service was held
Sunday, October 20 at' River
Road Baptist Church in Calla-
han with Pastor James Connor
officiating. Interment followed
at River Road Baptist Church
Cemetery. The arrangements
were under the direction of V.
Todd Ferreira Funeral Services.

Carl Thomas, 70,

wasparts manager
Carl Thonias, 70, died Octo-
ber 18, 2007. He was born in
Macclenny January 10, 1937 to
the late Grady Thomas and Rosa
Bursed. He has been a life-
long resident of Baker County
and loved to hunt and fish.
Mr. Thomas was a 1955
graduate of Baker County High
School and worked in the au-
tomobile business as a parts
manager at Ronsonet Buick in
Lake City for 13 years. He was
also employed for 26 years with
Sands Motor Company in Mac-
clenny. Mr. Thomas served our
country in the United States Air
Force. He took pleasure in rid-
ing around the county in the af-
ternoons, and in being retired.
Surviving family members
include his \\ite of 43 \ears.
Paulette Thomas; children Tina
Thomas, Charles (Pamela)
Thomas, both of Macclenny,
and James Thomas of Augus-
ta, GA; brothers Ray Thomas
(Lena) of Atlanta, GA, Wen-
del Thomas (Emily) and Billy
Thomas (Llana), both of Mac-
clenny and grandchildren Haley,
C.J., Ashley, Hannah, Tiffany
and Mandy Thomas.
The funeral service was held
Monday, October 22, 2007 in
the chapel of Ferreira Funeral
Services -with Pastor Donnie E.
Williams Sr. officiating. Inter-
ment followed at Oak Grove
Cemetery. Memorials can be
made to Community Hospice of
Northeast Florida.






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SERVICE TIMES
Children's Church 9:30 am
Sunday School 9:30 am
Sunday Worship 10:30 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night 7:00 pm


Church celebrates

pastors 17th year
Crusaders for Christ Church,
Sanderson, invites you to join
it as it honors pastor and wife,
Bishop Ernest Folston Jr. and
State Mother Dorothy Folston
on their 17th pastoral anniver-
sary.
The anniversary services will
be held on October 26 and No-
vember 8-11. Nightly services
start at 8:00 and Sunday services
begin at 11:30 am.
The church is located at
13996 Tony Givens Road. All
are welcome.


q,998. | l -79,

Pastor Mitch Rhoden
28 W. Macclenny Ave.,
On Railroad Rd. in Midtowne Center behind WJXR
259-1199 or 305-2131


Gospel'sing and

fish fry Nov. 3rd
The New River N.C. Meth-
odist Church, located on CR
125 in Union County, will host
a gospel sing and fish fry Sat-
urday, November 3. The meal
will be served at 5:00 pm and
the singing will begin at 7:00.
The featured group will be Holy
Ground.
Everyone is invited to come
and enjoy an evening of southern
gospel music and good food.
For more information, call
386-431-1536 or 904-964-3583.


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



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


Pastor J. C. Lauramore Welcomes All


First Baptist Church
GLEN ST. MARY, FLORIDA
"A Beacon to Sunday School 9:45 AM
Baker County" Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 AM
J Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 PM
I" Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM
259-6977
Dr., Randy Williams, Senior Pastor
SPerry Hays, Associate Pastor


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kindergarten-12th Grade
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Financial Aid CTC Scholarships for all Students
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Calvary Baptist Church

Sunday School 10:00 am
Preaching Service 11:00 am
Sunday Night Service 600 pm


7-1 Wednesday Service


7:00 pm


523 North Boulevard W.
Four blocks north of Hwy. 90 in Macclenny
Pastor Donnie E. Williams ** 259-4529


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RICH LAURAMORE

CONSTRUCTION, INC.
Custom Homes Additions Remodels
259-4893 ** 904-403-4781 cell.
5960 Lauramore Rd., Macclenny, FL 32063
I RR License No. 282811470


In Memory
of
Mary Frances Hodges
3/4/48-10/24/05
It's been two years since God
called you away, but your mem-
ory left behind is in everything
around us. The pictures that we
look at with that smile you al-
ways had, the flowers that bloom
on the wisteria trees where the
birds still build their nest, the
crazy squirrel in the magnolia
tree that comes down and scares
the daylights out of us, the com-
plaining about stepping on the
seed bulbs that fall and trip us
or almost getting hit on the head
while sitting. in the shade of it,
the yard that needs mowing and
how you wanted it done right
then, the squeaky front door
with the warped screen door
that we still can't get right, the
lights that had to be on at night
and yes, the cats still wait at the
corner of the yard for food. We
know that you are in good hands
with our Heavenly Father and
we will see you again.
WE LOVE AND MISS YOU,
TIMMY AND JANELL

In Memory
of
Gilford Davis
4/19/51-10/20/06
Daddy,
If tears could build .a stairway,
and memories a lane, we'd walk
right up to heaven and bring you
home again.
WE LOVE AND MISS YOU,
DEREK AND MANDY

St Peters Anglican Fellowship
Minnesota Ave. Macclenny, Fla.
259-6256
Sunday School 9:00 am
Sunday Service 10:00 am

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Where Everyone is Somebody and ,
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Pastor Rev. Ernie Terrel

First United"
Methodist
Church
93 N. 5th St., Macclenny 259-3551
Sunday School: 10:00 am
Sunday Worship: 11:00 am
Sunday Youth: 6:00 pm
Wednesday Dinner: 5:45 pm
Wednesday Worship: 6:15 pm
Tom Pope, Pastor


TAITH BIBLE

CHURCH
Ne-w Hope for the Communio,
Five Churches Road
Hwy. 127 Sanderson, FL
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Wed. Night Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
VidellW. IW illiams -Pastor


[ A Day of Praise
through Song

We are looking for choirs,
soloists and/or bands of
all denominations and
faiths to participate in:
A Day of Praise
December 1, 2007
10:00 am 4:00 pm


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Chamber honors Walmart, B CSO Explorers...
The Baker County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet, held October 18 at the ag center, featured an address by keynote
speaker Senator Charles Dean (center, back row). Mr. Dean spoke about the impact of the Homestead Act on the citizens of
Florida and his passion to be an advocate for the small business owner. The 2007 Business Appreciation Award went to Wal-mart
Distribution Center and was accepted by Bobby Steele (right). The 2007 Community Service Award went to The Baker County
Sheriff's Explorer Program and was accepted by Sheriff Joey Dobson, Sgt. Brad Harvey and Detention Program director Rod-
ney Driggers. Both Mr. Harvey and Mr. Driggers are former participants in the explorers program which develops self-esteem,
leadership, citizenship and fosters good relationships between law enforcement and youth. In an emotional speech, chamber
director Daryl Register recognized former director Ginger Barber, who was unable to attend due to illness, for her commitment
to excellence and years of dedicated service to the chamber, development commission and economic growth. Taylor'd Barbeque
catered the dinner. From left: Brad Harvey, Rodney Driggers. Sheriff Joey Dobson, Senator Charles Dean, Daryl Register and
Bobby Steele. PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN


Mostsincere thanks
With deep appreciation and
heartfelt love and gratitude, we
would like to tank each and ev-
ery one for their love and sup-
port, food, prayers, along with
many acts of kindness, during
the loss of our dearly loved one,
Dorothy Graham Boyd. Special
thanks to the young-at-heart
Faith Baptist Church pastor and
congregation and to Guerry Fu-
neral Home.
HER HUSBAND AND FAMILY



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Private Spacious Indoor/Outdoor Runs
Complete Bath, De-flea & Groom ..... $20-$25
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Boarding (per actual day) ........ . . . .... $5-$7

The NEW RIVER SOLID WASTE ASSOCIATION
announces their public sale of surplus property to be held
October 12th through October 26t, 2007.
Vehicles, equipment and miscellaneous items that are in
poor to heavily used condition will be offered.
There will be a minimum bid required for some items as shown on
the list of items for auction. Sealed bids will be accepted at New
River Regional Landfill until 12:00 (noon) on October 26, 2007.
Bids will be opened and reviewed at the Board Meeting at noon on
November 8, 2007. The New River Solid Waste Board of Directors
reserves the right to approve or reject any or all offers.
Cash transactions only. We are located in Union County, west of
State Road 121, approximately 2.5 miles north of Raiford, FL.
Purchased equipment required to be removed by 4:00 p,m., Friday,
November 9, 2007.



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The members and advisors of the FFA and 4-H of Baker County would
like to send a heartfelt thanks to all the businesses and individuals who
paid over $110,000 for our market animals at the Baker County Fair.

Buyers of Animals


Deees Equipment Company
Roberts Waste Company
Miller Electric Company
SETEL Telephone Company
Country Federal Credit Union
D & D Dairy Inc.
Wini-Dixie of Macclenny
Wal-Mart Distribution
K.T. Carter Construction
Danny Lamb's Auto Center Inc.
Arnold and Cindy Johns
Wayne and Cathy Rhoden
First Coast Florida Recovery
John and Audrey Kennedy
Kenny and Vanessa Roberts
Nettles Sausage Inc.
The Concrete Connection


Publix Supermarkets
NEFCOM of Macclenny
Register Properties
Mercantile Bank
L.D. Bradley Surveying
Osceola Land Title Inc.
W.W. Gay Inc.
Hildebrand Rides
American Enterprise Bank
Moyer Marble and Tile
Bennetts Feed and Pet Supply
R.H. Oil Company
Carl and Launa Whitton
Kudzue Paving
Vince and Pamela Faresi
Autocrafters
Wainwright Custom Meats


Cash Supporters $100 or more


Baker County Farm Bureau
North Florida Livestock Market
Baker County Elected Officials
Baker County Medical Services
Lyons and Lyons CPA
Glen Cash Store Inc.
Double N Farms
Kudzue Trucking
Dupont Chemical Inc.
Townsend Brothers Farm
Robert and Shirley Brannan
Keith and Tracy Johnson
Liberty Trucking Inc.


American Coolair
Konnies Klear Pools
Ryerson Inc.
The Plant Ladies
Mike Dees Pineview Chevrolet
Brenda Gibson
Freeman and Nell Dowling
James and Billie Connor
Lankford Farms
Tommy and Barbara Yarbrough
Sonny and Peggy Register
OREMC Inc.
TTX Inc.


County Commissioner Mike Griffis


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RaifordRoad fallfestival Oct 20
Six-year-old Taylor Blake of Macclenny gets ready to try the bean bag toss in
hopes of winning a prize during the Raiford Road Church Fall Festival October
20. The festival, an annual October event, is the church's gift to the community
and is staffed by church volunteers. All food, drink, games and prizes are free.
Kids had fun participating in such activities as the nail drive, fish pond, gold mine
and needle in the haystack. The cake walk was a popular event and throughout
the day dozens of delectable cakes were given away as prizes. Hungry attendees
rested under shady trees and enjoyed hot dogs, corn dogs, cokes and lemonade.
PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN

NEW CHURCH DEDICATION L
Moniac Baptist Church
Hwy. 185 Moniac, GA
Saturday, November 3
at 10:00 am
Everyone is welcome.
Please bring a covered dish and join us
for lunch after the service.
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday October 25, 2007 Page 10


orts


A successful crusade:



Wildcats over BK 33-19


BCHSpushes record to
BY ANDREW BARE
Press staff
The air above William H. Johnston Stadium at
Bishop Kenny High School was not kind to the
Wildcats Friday night. But by staying thoroughly
grounded, Baker County was able to thwart a late
Crusader rally and hang on for a 33-19 victory.
The Wildcats surrendered 227 passing yards
without gaining so much as an inch through the air
themselves. But as its done all year, Baker County
successfully pounded away with its rushing game.
The Wildcats gained 479 yards on the ground, 214
by Man of the Match Lucious Lee.
But while Baker County
held a seemingly safe 25-
6 lead deep into the fourth
quarter, the game's drama
was just beginning. Bishop
Kenny converted on 4th and
5 and then completed a long
pass to the Baker County 20-
yard line. Two plays later,
Crusader running back Mark
Butler scampered in from 18
yards out. The two point con-
version failed, but the Wild-
cat lead was cut to 25-12.
It would get uncomfort-
ably close after Bishop Ken- ...- ...a .
ny recovered an on-side kick
with 5:31 left in the game. Capping a short drive to
the goal line, the Crusaders snuck the ball into the
end zone. After the extra point, Baker County was
looking at a 25-19 lead and a possible re-emer-
gence of the 4th quarter nightmares that plagued
the 'Cats in 2006.
Head coach Bobby Johns said on his radio show
Monday that the Crusaders' yards were largely the
result of Baker County experimenting with a three-
man defensive line. That attempt to negate Bishop
Kenny's passing offerise only succeeded in also
opening up the Crusaders' running game."
"TThat was very disappointing," Coach Johns
said. "But a lot of it was very, very poor game
planning on our part as coaches. We got away from
what we do best."
But the Wildcats woke up just in time. Bishop
Kenny's second on-side kick rolled out of bounds.


7-1, 2-1 in district
On the ensuing drive, quarterback Carlos Holton
kept the ball on 3rd and 4 and rumbled 52 yards for
the back-breaking score.
"Our [defensive backs] on defense got really
tired in the 4th quarter," Coach Johns said. "Their
receivers didn't play defense. They play just one
way."
Baker County didn't win Friday by completely
dominating the Crusaders. Several times the Wild-
cats found themselves with their backs against
their own goal line, only to stiffen and deny Bishop
Kenny even a field goal.
On its opening drive, Baker County drove to
their own 47, thanks to a long
run by Holton [it appeared like
the quarterback scored, but of-
ficials said he stepped out of
bounds]. But on 2nd and 1,
the Wildcats tried to get tricky
and threw a backward pass to
Darvin Ruise. He dropped the
ball, and the Crusaders recov-
ered the fumble. Bishop Ken-
ny drove to the Baker County
two-yard line, only to see a 20-
yard field goal sail wide. But
on their next offensive posses-
sio sion the Crusaders completed
a 54-yard touchdown pass, the
first of many long strikes they
would pull off against Baker County's suspect pass
defense.
The 6-0 lead was the last Bishop Kenny would
have all game. The Wildcats responded to adver-
sity by driving for a touchdown on their very next
possession, thanks in large part to Lee. The senior
running back ran for 18 yards, and then followed
it up with a 35-yard rumble to the Crusader 12-
yard line. On third down, Holton scampered in for
a nine-yard touchdown. After the extra point, the
Wildcats held a 7-6 lead.
Baker Count) wentinto halftime up 13-6, thanks
to a 49-Lyard run from Greg Williams. On the first
possession of the second half, Bishop Kenny again
drove down to the goal line, thanks to two huge
runs. But three plays later, the Crusaders missed
another chip-shot field goal.
An 18-yard touchdown run by Lee stretched


Bulldog QB tough test for Cats


BY BOB GERARD
Press Sports
My head is spinning as I try to
explain the district forecast go-
ing into this weekend's pivotal
game with the Suwannee County
Bulldogs.
With the Wildcat win over
Bishop Kenny last Friday, there's
a four-way tie for the district
lead. Jackson has the upper hand
because of its victory in the head-
to-head with BCHS. The Wild-
cats have the edge over Kenny
and Raines. Only the Bulldogs,
with two losses, are out of the
running.
In fact, to make it even more
baffling, even if BCHS beats Su-
wannee, the district crown will
still be up in the air.
A win assures Baker High a
playoff spot, but not the district
crown. Raines and Jackson meet
in the final game of the season
to decide that milestone. If the
Vikings beat the Tigers the title
goes to BCHS. If the Tigers win,


Volleyballteam
Am


they are the district champions.
However it shakes out, a play-
off slot would be something we
haven't seen here in a while. It
would even be better if we had a
district title to back it up so that
we could play at home instead of
on the road. Time will tell.
One thing is for certain the
ball is in our hands. The only
way to assure the playoffs is a
win versus Live Oak Suwannee
on Friday night.
The Bulldogs have been 'up
and down this season, but despite
two district losses are still a po-
tentially dangerous team. They
are big, physical and a team with
a lot of tradition behind them.
They would like nothing better
than to upset the Wildcats and
act the spoiler.
The Dogs are led by work-
horse quarterback David Camp-
bell. He can run the ball as well
as throw it. Though not quite the
lightning rod that Carlos Holton
is for the Cats, Campbell is a
solid quarterback who can take a

pulls out two


wins afier loss to Yulee High
Last week the Lady Wild- CHS by the scores of 25-17,
cat volleyball team rounded out 25-20 and 25-21. "What a turn-
its regular season with games around from the previous game
against Yulee, Columbia High 24 hours earlier," said Armdre'da.
and First Coast High. After a "We played as a team and rallied
tough three-game loss to Yulee, around each other. They played
the team bounced back with wins with such grit and determination.
over CHS and First Coast. The seniors led the way and they
The Lady Cats went on the certainly did not want to lose this
road to Yulee and dropped the game."
games by scores of 25-16, 25- The Cats got a big win against
15 and 25-19. "We did not play First Coast, defeating the Buc-
very well and we made too many caneers by the scores of 25-17,
errors," said Coach Chris Ar- 25-19 and 25-22. This was a key
moreda. "We just did not have win for the team to gain momen-
the hustle on this day." .tum for the district tournament.
The girls redeemed themselves The Wildcats host the district
from an earlier embarrassing loss tournament this week with the
to Columbia High with a three- finals on Thursday in the BCHS
game home win over the Tigers gym.
on Senior Night. They defeated


game on his back.
In probably their best game
of the season, a 35-25 win over
Alachua Santa Fe, the Dogs got
125 yards passing from Camp-
bell and 70 more yards on the
ground. If Campbell isn't hitting,
backup Nick Bracewell can also
be effective.
Jamaal Montague, Jon' Hill
and Jason Cherry are his top
receivers. Xavier Perry and Jar-
rett Yulee are their top running
backs.
Stephen Cherry, Quentin
Hines, Octavious Granville and
Alex Woodson are guys to watch
on defense.
Suwannee has given up points
and yardage this season, some-
thing they don't normally do.
With three state championships
under their belt, they won't want
to come out of this game with
three district losses.
Look for a good, tough game
on Friday.


Little League mtg

for girls softball
There will be a meeting No-
vember 6 from 7:00-8:30 pm at
the Baker County Little League
boardroom to discuss the oppor-
tinities and benefits in having
the girls join Little League. All
parents, coaches and concerned
adults are invited to attend. Your
attendance is vital to determine
the interest of the community
in combining our boys and girls
leagues.
For directions, call 259-
0895.




NEXE TIOS


Clockwise from left:
Lucious Lee eludes
a Kenny defender
on his journey to the
endzone. Top: Carlos
Holton takes the ball
to the end zone as
senior Lee Taylor
shows his excite-
ment. Right: Hank
Farmer is lifted into
the air in the middle
of a play.


the lead to 19-6, and the 2-1 record
the Wildcats would seemingly put the game away hands of the
when Harold Moore ran the ball in from 30 yards Baker County
out. v i)Ot) j- championshipp
But hllile Baker County. gave Coaclh Johns and November 2,
the rest of its fan base quite a bit of indigestion, the But if the
win essentially guarantees that the Wildcats control day, they'll be
their destiny for the regional playoffs in Novem- playoffs. Of c
ber. With a 2-1 district record, Baker County sits sit at 1-1 and
at second place in District 3-3A. Jackson shares picture should

Shut-out games dominateyouth

league football duringpast week


In youth football this week,
the Pee-Wee Cowboys beat the
Eagles, 19-0.
For the Cowboys, Seth Paige
had 112 yards on seven carries
and two touchdowns. Avery
Canaday carried six times and
had 41 yards and a touchdown.
Jamon Jones carried eight times
for 79 yards. Tavion Reed car-
ried four times for 22 yards and
racked up seven tackles.
For the Eagles, Roderick
Haygood has 12 carries and 61
yards. Landon Nevill carried six
times for 18 yards. Joshua Hay-
good racked up six tackles, as
did Harrison Presta. Brian West
had five tackles,and Devon Cole
had three.
In other action:
1. The Pee-Wee Packers beat
the Jaguars, 14-0.
2. The middle division Bron-
cos beat the Raiders, 8-6;
3. The Jets beat the Lions, 34-
0.
4. The Steelers beat the Ti-


tans, 28-0.
5. The senior Redskins beat
the Colts, 25-0.
Dwight Harris contributed
the scores and stats for this sto-


i, but due to the Wildcat defeat at the
Tigers, Jackson gets the tie-breaker.
y won't have control over its district
).aspirations; if the Tigers-beat Raines
they windt all.. :: ,-" -.
Wildcats beat Suwanee Live Oak Fri-
e in a prime position for the regional
ourse, Raines and Bishop Kenny both
could stir up a tie-breaker drama. The
d clear up in the next few weeks.


Technology students
build dog houses, etc.
The Baker County High
School Construction Technol-
ogy students build pump hous-
es, tool sheds, storage buildings,
picnic tables, dog houses, etc. at
very reasonable prices.
Please contact Mr. Clardy at
259-6286 ext. 10322.


BCHS runners sweep
The BCHS Wildcat boys' Other top finishers for e Cats
cross country team swept the included Chris Holland, Stan-
first five places in the October ley Justice, Josh Trippett, John
17 meet with Suwannee County Crawford and Matt Davis.
and West Nassau to easily take West Nassau finished in sec-
the win. ond place.
The Wildcat runners outdis- Baker High placed third in the
tanced their opponents and fin- girls' meet. Suwannee won with
ished almost two minutes ahead 26 points. The Warriors had 52
of. their nearest competitor, points and Baker 68 points.
Luke Kennedy was the top fin- Alexandra Rohde was the top
isher over the three-mile course, finisher for BCHS, crossing the
breaking the tape at 17:41. Right line at 24:10 in fourth place over-
on his shoulder was Evan Ward all. Shae Raulerson finished in
and Robert Mason at 17:42 and .8th position and was the next top
17:43 respectively. Timmy Ma- finisher for BCHS with a 25:20
son came in fourth at 18:13 and time.
CJ Jackson came in fifth 19:17.


ARKER COUITY Home of Baker County sports!
r- .... - .. .1 Frolm voutll league to the Iildcats!
iJt dncmd WE COVER IT ALL!!


THANK YOU!!


We would, like to thank the Baker County Touchdown Club,
and their president, Richie Tharpe, for providing meals
before and after our games this year and for all of
your continued support toward our football program.
B.C.M.S. BOBCATS 2007
North Florida Crown Conference Champions


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Game against Dogs



gives Cats golden



playoffopportunity

Win and you're in! That's crowd. Gators 37, UGA 13.
about as easy it gets for the Wild- -Boston College at Virginia
cats. Tech Wow, this Thursday night
In theory, that is. ESPN game has the makings of
The Live Oak Suwannee Bull- a good one. Matt Ryan is a Heis-
dogs will come to town Friday man hopeful for'the Eagles, and
night and with will look to help
them comes the FROM keep his team
chance to put FROM TH undefeated.
the Wildcats' The Hokies are
playoff hopes in 'OPRESS OX tough at home
jeopardy. Over R El Bo. though. In an
the years, the Mike Crews upset VT 26,
Wildcats have BC 23.
not had a great -South Caro-


THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday October 25, 2007 Page 11

Trick or treaters

welcome at Wells
W. Frank Wells Nursing
:' Home welcomes all little trick or
-.. :... treaters to their annual Hallow-
een trick or treat event Wednes-
.- :. ..." day, October 31 from 6:30-8:00
S- pm.
We are asking all guests to
enter through our main entrance
on 2nd street.


Benefit for family

of accident victim
W. There will be a benefit for the
family of Trista Wanette Crews
Coleman to help pay for final
expenses, on Saturday, Novem-
ber 3 from noon 5:00 at the
Glen Park. There will be live
music, food, drinks and more.


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deal of success against the boys
from "out west." In fact, the
Wildcats' most memorable play-
off run back in 1989 was derailed
by the eventual state champion
you guessed it Suwannee
County Bulldogs.
Expect a raucous crowd on
hand Friday in Memorial Sta-
dium to root this team on. In my
history of following the Wild-
cats, this game may be the most
anticipated. Baker High has ev-
erything in front of them. With
the win over Bishop Kenny this
past Friday, the Cats are now 2-1
in district contests. The lone loss
came against the Jackson Tigers
a couple of weeks ago.
A Baker County win and a
Jackson loss next week against
Raines could earn the Wildcats
a District 3-3A championship.
Without a Jackson loss, the Wild-
cats with a win over Live Oak
would most likely earn the run-
ner-up position in the district and
begin the playoffs on the road in
Round 1. Winning against Live
Oak will not be an easy propo-
sition, though, as the Bulldogs
sport one of the best defenses in
the area.
The Bulldogs don't have a
commanding win-loss record
at 3-3, but have played a formi-
dable schedule against the likes
of Madison County, Raines and
Jackson. Talking, with Wildcat.
coaches following preparation
for Live Oak this week, I certain-
ly get the impression that win-
ning on Friday will be no small
task.
The keys to the ball game will
turn on the Cats' ability to move
the ball against the Live Oak de-
fense and reduce the number of
penalties. The penalty situation
for BCHS has not improved at the
rate the coaches would like, and
the last thing they need against
Live Oak is to put themselves in
precarious down-and-distance
situations with needless penal-
ties. In the end, I believe the Cats
will seize the advantage and win
this ball game. Considering the
home crowd support present dur-
ing the season, there may not be
any room for the Suwannee fans
to sit. Get your seats early and
celebrate a playoff berth with the
Wildcats after this win.
This Week's Picks:
Last Week: 3 right-0 Wrong
-Live Oak at Baker County
- The Wildcats will have a play-
off berth in hand with a win. The
Bulldogs would love to play the
role of spoiler in this highly an-
ticipated district showdown, but
the Cats will shine on this night.
Wildcats 20, Live Oak 3.
-Florida vs. Georgia in Jack-
sonville The sun won't shine
on these Dawgs Saturday when
the Gators use their explosive
offense to rack up a key SEC
East win in front of the partisan


lina at Tennessee The Game-
cocks need a win to stay alive in
the SEC race, and the Vols have
been playing better football of
late. If you're not doing anything
Saturday night, tune in to this
one. It will be entertaining. Vols
35, South Carolina 27.
Jacksonville at Tampa Bay
The Bucs need a win, and
this may be the week to get it.
The Jags will be fresh from their
Monday night hangover. Bucs
24, Jags 17.
Remember; come join us at
Calendar's Pizza on Monday
nights from 7:00-8:00. Head
Coach Bobby Johns, myself and
David Crummey discuss Wildcat
football, and Coach Johns an-
swers questions from the crowd.
If you can't make it down,
though, tune to 92.1 FM to lis-
ten in, and if you have a take on
sports, email it to me at mike@
bakercountysports.com. See you
all next week.


Teaching teens

rules ofthe road
Newly minted drivers ages 15-18 par-
ticipated in a safe and defensive driv-
ing skills course on October 12 on the
grounds of Macclenny Elementary. In
photo at right, instructor Adam Fair-.
cloth of the sponsoring Baker County
sheriff's department instructs Erin
Kirkland on proper braking techniques
before she gives the course a try. Photo
above shows a braking pickup required
to come to a stop inside a defined
area. Other than Ms. Kirkland, others
completing the class include Wendy
and Mendy Chisholm, Nolan Calla-
han, Carla Schrupf, Megan Dolan and
Chelsea Bryant.


Daffodil expert dashes long-held theory


that they can't be grown well in Florida


BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Press Staff
Linda Van Beck, past presi-
dent of t'he'Florida Daffodil
Society as' the key speaker
at a workshop at the ag center
October 13. Approximately 25
people, many master gardeners,
participated.
Ms. Van Beck's program im-
parted information to success-
fully grow daffodils year after
year without force blooming or
refrigeration. Her message was
that the notion daffodils can't or
don't grow well in Florida is a
false one.
The way to achieve success
is to move away from the hybrid
daffodils that have flooded the
commercial market and become
re-acquainted with antique vari-
eties, many of which have flour-
ished in plantation gardens and
on old home sites in southern
Georgia and north Florida for
decades.
Ms. Van Beck, who has spent
most of her professional life as
an arts education coordinator,
took over the leadership five


years ago .
of the Flor- .
ida Daffo-
dil Society L ,
j 'hicich"' r' h'",'
late hus-
band John
established if
in 1991.
Through i
the Van
Becks' re-
search and
a lot of trial :
and error, "
many an-
tique variet-
ies of daf- :
fodil (also Author L
known as
narcissus)..
were located as well as varieties
which have no name. Mr. Van
Beck named one such variety
after his wife. The Miss Linda is
known only to one place in Flor-
ida, the grounds of the Palmer
House in the town of Monticel-
lo.
Today Ms. Van Beck's daugh-


RED Tor ROAD SATURDAY,u CTOBER 21 1:3 -9:1


S3.00 per person Donation

Children 4 and under free
with treats while supplies last

Hot dogs, hamburgers,
and sodas for sale






*JSchool Bus Driving Class* L
The Baker County School District Transportation Department will be offering
a school bus driving class for anyone interested in driving a school bus for
Baker County schools, starting October 29, 2007.
The classes will be held on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights from 6:00-
9:00 pm at the Baker County Transportation compound on Baker Bus Drive.
The class consists of 20 hours class-
room instruction and 20 hours driv-
ing time. You must have five years
licensed driving experience, a Florida's
driver's license, a high school diploma
or equivalent to be eligible to take the
class.
For more information, please contact
the transportation
Department at 259-2444.

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ter Sarah is
president
of the so-
ciety, but,"
. .she remains
active and

authored a
book called
Daffodils
in Florida:
i A Guide to
S the Coast-
al South.
The book
is based in
large part
on her hus-
2 Van Beck band's re-
PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN search.
"I want
Florida to become competent in
growing its own daffodils," she
said. "There is no reason for-the
state to be purchasing daffodils
from Holland."
The Florida Daffodil Society
is committed to preservation of
species, wild hybrids and histor-
ic daffodils planted by settlers in


the Live Oak area. Their projects
include plantings in public gar-
dens and annually produce over.
' 2000 bulbs for that purpose.,) ,,
", Publid'education isialso a'pri_
ority and the society furnishes
free literature and conducts in-
formation programs and bulb
sales through garden club meet-
ings and master gardener work-
shops.
According to Ms. Van Beck,
daffodils rot when soil is not
well drained. Raising beds and
amending soil with sharp sand
(from concrete) or perlite is es-
sential. Some daffodil varieties
that do well in Florida's warm
climate are Ceylon, Barrett
Browning, Gigantic Star, Flower
Carpet, Chinese Sacred Lily and
Soliel d'Or.
For questions concerning pro-
grams or bulb care call 850-878-
9753. To join the society, write
to Pete Millett, FDS Treasurer,
1104 Ivanhoe Road, Tallahassee,
FL 32312. The Florida Daffodil
Society website is www.fladaff.
com.


Table Linens & Chair Covers
IN I ,-* 'Column Sets, Candelabras, Tables
I W, ,.. ''t FloralArrangements
Chocolate Fountain & much more!
i.'' Come visit our full service showroom'
8 E. Macclenny Ave., Macclenny
c 5 cc ~. atevei.is cas'snJc.cwt
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Happy 2nd Birthday,
Ethan & Kendall
Canaday
Love, Kiersten, Mom &
Dad, Nana & Papa



LegalNotices


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that David Crews, the
holder of the following Tax Sale Certificate, has
filed said Tax Certificate for a Tax Deed to be is-
sued thereon. The Certificate Number and year of
Issuance, the Description of-the property and the
Name in which it is assessed as follows:
Certificate Number: 05-00448
Year of issuance: 2005
Description of property:
Part of land being a part of the NW'A of SW'A
of Section 6, Township 2 South, Range 22 East,
Baker County, Florida, more particularly described
as follows: Commence at the Southeast right of
way intersection of State Road 23-D and State
Road 23-C, both being 80 foot right of ways as
now established; thence S 0 degrees 13'30" W
along said right of way of State Road 23-C, 444.85
' feet; thence S 89 oeg'res 52'55' E, 693,76 feet;
thepce S 0 deqqer 1-,'30l" W. 140 fep[1pjd, to
Ir, POjIJT OF BEGilrjrjii ir.nce .cornlipae S 0
d;drejre 1.3 j3:' f if.0'l eei hehce 5 P9 aegis
52'55" E, 173.44 feet; thence N 0 degrees 13'30"
E, 160 feet; thence N 89 degrees 52'55" W, 173.44
feet and back to the POINT OF BEGINNING; being a
part of parcels 13 and 14 and less and except any
portion lying and being with the right-of-way of
any public road.
Assessed to: Tommy & Lynette Hillard
All of the above property is located in Baker Coun-
ty, in the State of Florida.
Unless such certificate or certificates shall be re-
deemed according to the law, the property de-
scribed in such certificate will be sold to the high-
est bidder at the front door of the Baker County
Courthouse on December 13, 2007 at 11:00 am.
AI Fraser
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Sof Baker, Florida
By: Bonnie Palleschi
Bonnie Palleschi, Deputy Clerk
10/11-11/1
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 02-2006-CA-0176

THOMAS R. RHODEN and
TINA M. RHODEN, his wife,
Plaintiffs,
vs
PHILLIP M. WILSON, II, a/k/a
PHILLIP M. WILSON, TAMMY M.
WILSON, a/k/a TAMMY WILSON;
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to a
Second Amended Final Judgment of Foreclosure
entered in the above styled cause, in the Circuit
Court of Baker County, Florida, I will sell the prop-
erty situate in Baker County, Florida, described as
follows:
Lot 48, River County Estates, according to plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, page 73-80,
in the public records of Baker County, Florida.
TOGETHER WITH a 1990 Chad Doublewide
Mobile Home, ID# GAFLK05A16172CW &
GAFLKO5B16172CW.
Parcel I.D.#: 16-1S-21-0121-0000-0480
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder,
for cash, at the front door of the Baker County
Courthouse, Macclenny, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on
Tuesday, October 30, 2007.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court
on this 26 day of September, 2007.
T.A. "AL" FRASER
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Bonnie Palleschi
Deputy Clerk
Frank E. Maloney, Jr., P.A.
Attorney for Plaintiff
445 East Macclenny Avenue
Macclenny, FL 32063
10/4-10/25
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
The Baker County District School Board will hold
the following public hearing on Tuesday, November
20, 2007, in the Baker County School Board Room
located at 270 South Boulevard East, Macclenny,
Florida. Beginning @ 6:30 pm.
Approval of: New and Revised School Board
Policies
The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
The documents will be available for preview at the
Baker County School Board office located at 392
South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Florida begin-
ning Thursday, October 18, 2007 (8:30 am-3:00
pm).





























I .. -,... : Complete AC/heater outside mobile AKC English Bulldog puppies, one
,'.11, home unit, brand new fan motor in- male 10 months old, one. female Y A RD SA LES
eluded, only used two weeks, asking nine months old. Kid friendly, already
$90. 259-6209. 10/25p clipped, all shots and paperwork. Paid
Snapper riding mower with rebuilt over $3500 each, must sell due to in- (ARIGEL Thursday. Friday & Saturday. 1163 Birc
a engine, $450; burgundy & green floral fant allergic $1800 each. All supplies Tus Macclenny I. 5 families.
Classified ads and notices must be sofa, good condition, $50. 275-3138. included. A must see beautiful dogs. wYARDLE Macclennv II. 5 families.
paid in advance, and be in our office 10/25c 904-237-9285 or 259-9782. 10/25p i Friday 9:00 am-2:00 pm. Lowder to Rayf
no later than 4:00 pm the Monday AKC English Springer Spaniel pups, TAGSLE lips to CW Webb to Persimmon, 1st house
preceding publication, unless other- born 9/17, parents on site, Macclenny, leh. Furniture, household items. Moving s;
wise arranged in advance. Ads can $500. 904-610-3120 or flockman@aol.
be mailed provided they are accom- .'. com. 10/25-11/lc Friday 7:00 am-1:00 pm, 250 North Boule


panied oy payment and instructions.
They should be mailed to: Classified
Ads, The Baker County Press, P.O.
Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063. We
cannot assume responsibility for
accuracy of ads or notices given over
the telephone. Liability for errors in all
advertising will be limited to the first
publication only. If after that time, the
ad continues to run without notifica-
tion of error by the person or agency
for whom it was published, then that
party assumes full payment respon-
sibility. The Baker County Press
reserves the right to refuse advertis-
ing or any other material which in
the opinion of the publisher does not
meet standards of publication.

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2003, 16x7 Cargo Craft Explorer
trailer, 3/4" plywood floor and doors, 4
wheel electric brakes on tandem axle,
like new, $3000. 613-6001. 7/19tfc
Don't miss the. Christmas open house
at Southern Charm, 110 S. 5th Street,
Sunday, October 28 from 2:00-5:00
pm.
Pool table, all accessories, $300. 904-
838-1230. 10/25p
Happy Fall Ya'll! The Franklin Mercan-
tile is now open Fridays and Saturdays
10:00 am-5:00 pm. New stuff!! Railroad
crossing in Glen. 259-6040. 10/4tfc
Driveway repair, slag, crushed con-
, create or asphalt milling; also fill dirt.
904-483-6114. 10/11-11/1p
Antique breakfront buffet, breakfront
china cabinet, buffet, all mahogany, can
be seen at Southern Charm. 259-4140.
12/9tfc
Brand new Sears water softener sys-
tem, $585. Free installation. Good used
appliances. 90 day money back guaran-
tee. 266-4717. 7/12-3/27p
Butterfly dining table with 6 chairs,
very ornate, fluted legs, rare; half round
foyer console. All pieces are mahogany
wood. Southern Charm. 259-4140.
2/3tfc
1998 24' 20,000 Ib gooseneck trailer,
4' dovetail with ramps, electric brakes,
good tires, $4500. 653-1074. 10/25p
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
canvases, drawing pads and much
more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
Street, 259-3737. tfc
Don't miss the Christmas open house
at Southern Charm, 110 S. 5th Street,
Sunday, October 28 from 2:00-5:00
pm.
40cc 4-wheeler, like new, $1200 new,
asking $550. 653-1393. 10/25c
Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece,
excellent condition. Southern Charm
259-4140. 12/9tfc
30 ft. Dutchman travel trailer, excel-
lent condition, $8500. 912-843-2750.
S10/25-11/1p
2006 Honda Rincon 700, 4x4, 2000 Ib
winch, mud tires, garage kept, $6000.
Call 275-4300 after 5:00 pm. 10/25p
Tires & chrome wheels for '07 Dodge,
245/70/R17, extra good, $200. 653-
1393. 10/25p
3'x4' solid wood dining table with 4
chairs, $40; computer desk, brand new,
$60. Email: michie9@hotmail.com for
pictures or call 259-4706. 10/25c
Washer & dryer, extra large capacity,
all cycles, $175 for set, will separate,
90 day warranty; refrigerators, start-
ing at $150, side-by-side, 30 day war-
ranty; stoves, starting at $100, 90 day
warranty. Can deliver. 904-238-5814 or
904-964-8222. 10/25-11/8p


1968 Jeep J2000 truck, 4 WD, 327,
all original, 71K miles, very rare, com-
plete tune-up, new water pump and fuel
pump, $950. 424-6705. 10/25p
1996 Ford Thunderbird, good body,
engine heeds work, $1300. 259-4463.
10/25p
.Hunter's Delight. 1976 Chevy K-5
Blazer, full time 4WD, runs good, new
paint, good tires, CB with 100 watt lin-
ear, $2000 firm. Call 259-3803. 10/25c
1991 F-350 Crew Cab, one ton, dually,
gooseneck and Reese hitch, AM/FM/
CD/XM, dual tanks, good tires, 460 gas
engine, $2750 OBO. 653-1074. 10/25p
1995 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic,
Electra Glide, excellent condition, mus-
tang seat, Wild Pig pipes, garage kept,
15,700 miles, $9300.626-3573 or 275-
2586. 10/25p
1995 Cougar, runs good, cold A/C,
$800;.1993 GMC Jimmy $500. 994-
0402. 10/25p
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Southern Charm is having their Christ-
mas open house!!! Sunday, October 28
from 2:00-5:00 pm, 110 S. 5th Street.
Don't miss it.
Attention: 17 people. Get paid to lose
weight! Limited time and space! Free
samples. Apply now. Call me at 1-888-
203-0610 or e-mail at gelh;ealh4ill o'
hotmail.com. 9.27-10 .I5p
To whom it may concern: I, Clarice
Stackhouse, am not responsible for any
debts other than my own as of August
2,2007. 10/18-11/1p
Now accepting antique furniture on
consignment. Pieces have to be in good
condition. Call Karin at Southern Charm
259-4140. 2/13tfc
Do you have a junk car or truck you
want hauled off or to sell? 259-7968.
4/22tfc
Zelda's Cleaning Service. Spring,
summer, winter or fall, all you have to
do is call and I'll be there to have your
home or business looking and smelling
like paradise. Licensed, bonded and
insured. 259-5407, 408-9305 or 408-
9303. 10/25p
Babysitting in my home, all ages, 6:00
am-until, Monday-Friday, near 125 &
127. 838-2287. 10/25-11/1p
Junk Removal. Don't want the hassle?
We'll lift, load.and haul your unwanted
junk. Old household appliances, air
conditioners, freezers, metal tanks,
scrap metal, lawnmowers. Call our mo-
bile number at 904-759-4162.
10/25-11/1 p





Found: Servicegard tool box on S. 5th
Street in front of The Press. Call 259-
2400 and identify contents. 10/25
Lost: Black & tan Min Pin, female, last
seen on Bobby Sapp Road on Sunday,
October 14, answers to Laila. 338-
6830. 10/18-25p





AKC Collies, male & female, 11 weeks
old, shots & wormed, tri-colored, beau-
tiful & healthy, $250 each. 259-2733.
10/250


Registered Paints, black & white,
5 years old, gelding, rides "lots of
speed", not a young childs horse,
$3500efirm; black & white, 3 years old,
stallion, broke to ride, $4500 firm. 386-
961-8149. 10/25-11/1 p
Chihuahua puppies, $200 each, cash
only, POP. 904-674-9729. 10/25p
Christmas open house at Southern
Charm this Sunday, October 28 from
2:00-5:00 pm, 110 S. 5th Street. See
you there!
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
Class A maintenance mechanic
needed for 3rd shift maintenance crew,
'Must have minimum 5 years experi-
"ence. Pay ranges'from'$1'787 plus a

26 cent differential pay. We are an equal
opportunity employerand a drug free
workplace. We offer 401k, health insur-
ance, paid holidays and vacation. Apply
at Gilman Building Products, CR 218,
Maxville, FL or fax resume to 904-289-
7736. 10/11-11/lc
Experienced A/C & duct installers, must
have valid drivers license. 259-8038.
10/18-12/6p
Covenant Underground Utilities is
looking for part time help for a pipe
crew. Please call Monday-Friday 10:00
am-4:00 pm 386-623-3130 or 259-
9461. 10/25p
Local home care agency seeking PRN,
RN, OT and a full-time PT. Please call
259-3111 for more information.4/19tfc
Drivers. Top pay & excellent hometime.
We train car haulers. Superior benefits
package. CDL-A with 2 years OTR expe-
rience. 800-889-8139. 10/25-11/1p


in MacClenny



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With a taste for success
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E. ulornes, movies, DooKS, king size comnorter
set, lots of miscellaneous items.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 pm. 7109 S. SR 121, on left. 2
families. Rain cancels.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?, Corner of US 90 & CR 125, Glen.
First Baptist Church of Cuyler.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-1:00 pm, N. Lowder to Miltondale,
turn left, go straight to curve, turn left onto River Circle, follow
to dead end sign. last house on left, 6436 River Circle. Lots of
household items, clothes, some tools, outdoor Christmas decora-
tions, etc. 2 families.
Friday & Saturday, 209 S. 3rd St. Children and adults clothes,
knick-knacks, bikes, etc.
Friday & Saturday 9:00 am-2:00 pm. 121 N. To 185, left on Still-
water Rd., follow signs. Furniture, household items, power pole
& box, clothes. Rain cancels.
Friday & Saturday 9:00 am-2:00 pm. Chipshot Dr. Good house-
hold & baby items, clothes.
Saturday 8:00 am-noon, 228 S. to Wolfe Dr., follow signs.
Christmas trees, dining set, sofa & loveseat, cherry bedroom
suite, desk & shelves, baby items, household, miscellaneous.
Multi-family.
Saturday 8:00 am-noon, 4450 Hickory St., Macclenny II. Girls
clothes, household items, more.
Saturday 8:00 am-?, 6143 Michele Rd., Whispering Pines subdi-
vision.
Saturday 8:00 am-?. 1283 Copper Creek Dr. 4 piece girls full
size bedroom boys bunk bed set, lots of Christmas decor, wo-
mens weight bench, RCA 52" TV, Mobil DVD player, girls & boys
clothes, DVDs. 259-3065.
Saturday 7:00 am-?, 6524 North 40 Circle, Macclenny. Sporting
aoods, household items, womens and boys clothing.
Saturday 7:00 am-?. 5678 George Hodges Rd.
Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 pm, Jean Jones, 123 East Boulevard S.
in front of middle school. Rain cancels.


Head cook/kitchen manager needed, 3
years experience, $10/hour, line cooks
& wait staff. Send self-addressed,
stamped envelope to P.O. Box 1842,
Macclenny, FL 32063 for an applica-
tion. 9/27-10/25p
Full-time cashier. Apply in person at
Moody's Chevron, 453 W. Macclenny
Avenue. 10/25c
Mental Health Security Specialist/
Security Dept. Preference will be given
to applicants retaining Basic Recruit
Training Course (CTI) and certificate
must be provided at interview. Selected
applicants will be hired as county
employees, eligible for county benefits.
The physical location of employment
will be on site at Northeast Florida State
Hospital. Salary will be determined
based upon applicable position, experi-
ence and education. Applications and
position information (class specifica-
tions and position descriptions) are
available to. pickup at NEFSH, Human
Resources, Administration Building,
Room #10, 7487 S. SR 121, Macclenny,
FL 32063, telephone 904-259-6211
ext.. 1175 and fax 904-259-7104. The
position will post in accordance with
Baker County posting requirements for
a period of 14 days. Posting will begin
on Monday, October 22, 2007 and will
close on Monday, November 5, 2007. A
faxed resume can be accepted prior to
closing date. A county application and
the position information mailed upon
receipt of confirmed fax. Applications
cannot be considered after the closing
date of November 5, 2007. 10/25c
Company specializing in Erosion
Control now hiring the following posi-
tions: Class A CDL drivers, crew lead-
ers, equipment operators and labor-
ers. Valid driver's license a must. Fax
resume to 275-3292 or call 275-4960.
EOE, drug free workplace. 6/28tfc


Don't miss the Christmas open house
at Southern Charm, 110 S. 5th Street,
Sunday, October 28 from 2:00-5:00
pm.
A Touch of Grass Lawn Service needs
experienced full time lawn maintenance
worker with valid Florida drivers license.
259-7335. 3/23tfc
Plumber helper/apprentice helper/
apprentice, commercial and industrial.
Background check and drug testing
required. Clean driving record a must.
Call Gateway Contracting at 904-388-
4799. 10/11-11/1p

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YARD SALE

Friday & Saturday
7:00 am ?
Rain or Shine
11865 Tom Wilkerson Rd.
by the fairgrounds
in Macclenny


Baybury B

Monterrey C

Arlington B

Sunbury M


Lot 29

Lot 37

Lot 47

Lot 32


2,818

3,010

1,875
2,223


4/2.5w/loft

5/3 w/loft

3/2


,,'." $194,450
'""' $208,900
''" $155,960


3/2.5 w/loft .," $187,450
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Family&Youth DevelopmentSpecialist.
Family & Youth Development Specialist
I is responsible for planning, organizing
and coordinating the activities for social
services and assistance. The special-
ist oversees the program, budgets and
policies. The position is also respon-
sible for maximizing the family well-
being and academic functioning of chil-
dren in schools. Apps/resumes may be
mailed to NFCAA, Attn: HR Dept., 4070
Boulevard Center Drive, 4500 Building,
Suite 200, Jacksonville, FL 32207 or fax
to 904-398-7480. Closing date for appli-
cations is November 9, 2007. 10/25c
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 painters needed. Must
have tools, benefits after 90 days. 259-
5877. 12/30tfc


Career in 4 months. Set own sched-
ule and have great income! Lake City
Community College's Nail Tech pro-
gram. Monday-Thursday 5:00-9:00 pm.
January April. No high school diploma
required. Call 386-754-4352 for details.
10/25c
Are you earning $3000-$10,000 per
month? Local millionaire will men-
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10/11-11/1p
Enjoy working outdoors? Like to earn a
good income? Consider welding.at Lake
City Community College. Classes begin
January 7, 2008. Financial aid available.
No high school diploma required. Call
386-754-4352 for details. 10/25c


Notice to Readers
All real estate advertising in this newspaper is
subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes
it illegal to advertise "any preference, limita-
tion or discrimination based on race, color,
religion, sex, handicap, familiar status or
national origin, or an intention, to make any
such preference, limitation or discrimina-
tion." Familial status includes children under
the age of 18 living with parents or legal cus-
todians, pregnant women and people secur-
ing custody of children under 18.
This newspaper will not knowingly accept
any advertising for real estate which is in
violation of the law. Our readers are hereby
informed that all dwellings advertised in this
newspaper are available on an equal oppor-
tunity basis. To complain of discrimination,
call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll
free telephone number for the impaired is
1-800-927-9275.
Glen St. Mary must sell, 3 BR, 2 BA
split plan cedar house on 2.41 acres.
Restricted area, hwy frontage with 2
platted lots. $225,000. Owner willing to
negotiate. 259-7858. 10/25p
Not a cookie cutter house build when
homes were made to last! This 3 BR, 2Y
BA brick on 1.7 acres boasts some of
the largest live oaks in Macclenny, only
a stone's throw from the Little St. Mary's
River. 2 car garage, fenced, high/dry,
zoned for horses. City living with coun-
try charm. 904-207-9987 ask for John.
10/25p
FSBO. 2300 SF brick home on 5 acres
of the highest land in Baker County.
Site of Confederate encampment dur-
ing Civil War. 4 BR, 3 BA, dining room,
great room, large stone fireplace, double
garage and separate one garage and
workshop with Y bath. Hills of Glen at
end of cul-de-sac. Call 259-9582 or 553-
4165. 10/18-25p
Don't miss the Christmas open house
at Southern Charm, 110 S. 5th Street,
Sunday, October 28 from 2:00-5:00 pm.
Glen St. Mary, close to high school and
tennis courts, 2 acres cleared, zoned for
mobile home or house, $64,900.
904-219-0480. 10/1 ltfc
FSBO. 3 BR, 2 BA brick home with 1585
SF heated on acre in Glenfield Oaks
Subdivision, many upgrades, $212,000.
Call 904-813-3091. 7/19tfc
Macclenny land & home package.
New 1579 SF, 3 BR, 2 BA, upgraded
Satina kitchen package & more on 1.5
shaded acre on the St. Marys River,
$135,000. 259-8028. 10/18-11/8c
3 BR, 2.5 BA brick home on 15 acres
of homesite, pasture land, tree farm
and creek, 12 fenced acres with 5 drive-
through gates. Swimming pool with
deck, pole barn, stable, separate air con-
ditioned building with kitchen and rec
room. $45,000 below recent appraisal.
Offered by Re/Max Specialists. Call
Jerrie Flug at 904-260-4550.


10/25-11/15p
Your plans or mine! 1.28 acre lot with
existing well, septic and electric at 8797
Dupree Road, $60,000. 813-3091.3/ltfc
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
3 BR, 2 BA house on acre corner lot,
lots of trees, laundry room, garage, all
electric appliances, quiet neighborhood,
very close to 1-10, $153,000. Call 904-
408-1043 or 904-253-5617.
10/18-11/1p
9.39 acres w/well & septic, 1 mile of
Sanderson on CR 229. $96,500. Owner
financing available. 904-813-1580.
5/3tfc
3 BR, 2 BA brick home, St. Mary's
Estates, 1650 SF, heating/cooling, 3 acre
lot with oak trees. Garage and porches,
$169,000. 259-3374 or 205-410-8673.
10/25-11/1p
2 acres includes all improvements,
north of Sanderson, $24,900. 259-
8028. 10/18-11/8c
3 BR, 2 BA brick home w/1721 SF heat-
ed on 1/2 acre in Macclenny, all electric
appliances, $209,000. Call 813-1580
(8WE). 5/10tfc
8.39 acres w/well & septic, 1 mile north
of Sanderson on CR 229, $96,500.
Owner financing available. 904-813-
1580. 5/17tfc
One partially cleared acre, 10 minutes
north of Macclenny, $20,000. 904-334-
3361. 10/18-10/25p
FSBO. Copper Creek Hills, Unit III, 2
large lot $65,000 each, 1 lot @ $55,000.
Please telephone 904-813-1580.
1/25tfc
New listing. Macclenny 2 acres on
Turkey Creek, 350' frontage, beautifully
set up yard area with wooded area along
creek. Quiet on dead end road. 150 ft
long x 12 ft wide nature trail to creek.
New 1600 SF modular home, 3 BR, 2
BA, furnished living room and dining
room. 9300 Cedar Road, $159,000.
904-838-1664. 10/18-11/8p
3 BR, 2 BA brick home w/1576 SF heat-
ed on 1/2 acre in Macclenny, all electric
appliances, $214,200. Please call 813-
1580. (21GFO). 5/1 Otfc
1-3 acres, high & dry, fish pond, homes
or mobile homes, set-up included,
owner financing or cash discount. 912-
843-8118. 2/22tfc
Motivated seller. 3 BR, 2 BA, 2 story
brick home with family room, dining
room and den on approximately 1.5
acres. Located at 6255 Miltondale Road.
Asking $199,000. Call 210-1600 or 259-
3484.. 10/18-11/8p
Land on highway 125 W., high & dry,
beautiful, improved pastures with some
timber, small & large tracts, only min-
utes from the interstate, close to Wildlife
Management area. 904-782-3192.
10/18-11/8p
3 BR, 2 BA DW on 1.75 acres. New front
& back decks. Very, nice home & lot on
Anne Road, Cuyler. Priced below market
value at $85,900. 259-5383 or 226-
3064. 10/25p


2 BR, 1 BA MH. $150/weekly, no
deposit. 910-5434 or Nextel beeper
160*132311*2. 10/25c
2 BR, 1 BA house in Glen, $650/month,
$650 deposit. 904-874-3361. 10/25p
1 BR, 1 BA in city, no pets, $300 deposit,
$385/month. 259-5126. 10/25p
2 BR, 1 BA house, no pets, no smok-
ing, $800/month, $500 deposit, located
in Macclenny. 904-483-6825. 10/25p
3 BR, 2 BA brick home with CH/A,
fenced back yard and utility shed, no
pets, $900/month plus deposit. 259-
6849. 10/25-11/1 p
Farm house on private lot, 3 BR, 2 BA in
Macclenny, double carport, work shed,
screen porch, $750 first month, $750
last month, $500 deposit, $200 pet fee.
Call Lorri for appointment 275-2323.
10/25p
Christmas open house at Southern
Charm this Sunday, October 28 from
2:00-5:00 pm, 110 S. 5th Street.
3 BR,. 1 BA house, large yard in Glen,
$800/month, 1st and last plus deposit,
no inside pets. 259-6849. 10/25-11/1 p
3 BR, 2 BA MH, CR 127 N., $600/month,
$600 deposit. 259-2019. 10/25p
3 BR, 1 BA on .5 acre approximately
1 mile north of Sanderson. All electric
appliances, $750 security deposit, $750/
month. Please call 259-3343 weekdays
between 9:00 am-5:00 pm. 7/19tfc
2 BR, 1 BA apartment in Glen, washer/
dryer hook-up, water & sewer included,
$650/month plus deposit. Available
November 1.407-361-3129. 10/25p


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2 BR, 1 BA apartment, CH/A, no pets on
49 W. Ohio. $550/month, $550 deposit.
259-6488 or 487-1184. 10/25p
2 BR, 2 BA MH, $175/weekly, no
deposit. 710-5434 or Nextel beeper
160*132311*2. 10/25p
Mobile homes. 2 and 3 BR, A/C, no
pets, $500-$575 plus deposit. 904-860-
4604. 3/17tfc
2 BR, 1 BA brick house, CH/A, carport,
W/D hookups, no inside pets. 433 Azalea
Drive. $795/month, $795. deposit. 259-
6488 or 536-3827. 10/25p
3 BR & 2 BR mobile homes, no pets,
garbage pickup, water & yard moving
provided, $475-$625. 912-843-8118.
7/5tfc
3 BR, 2 BA new brick home, $1200/
month, $1200 deposit. 408-9515.
10/18tfc
2 BR, 11/2 BA, $300 deposit, $550/
month. 259-2787. 10/18-25p
2 BR, 1 BA MH, CH/A, Cozy Corners
Trailer Park, water, trash and lawn ser-
vices included, $565/month, 1st, last
and $300 deposit. 259-7335. 9/27tfc
Rent to own 3 BR, 2 BA. 259-1839 for
24 hour recorded message.10/11-1/3p
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Commercial property for lease on US
90 near Walrmart DC. Completely fenced
with office on 1 acre. Ideal for car lot
or light industrial. $1200/month. 259-
5149. 10/4-25p
1 storage/warehouse building, 1375
SF, $500/month; 1 professional office
building, 2000 SF, $1000/month. Call
408-9198. 9/27-10/18c
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4 BR, 2 BA. 2001 SF, 2007 Fleetwood,
$66,900. Includes upgraded kitchen
package, 22" crown molding, furniture
& decor, A/C, delivery, set-up, skirt &
steps. 259-0947. 10/18-11/8c
2002 Shultz 28x60, 3 BR, 2 BA, new
carpet, ready to live in, $30,000. 904-
334-8904. 10/11-18p
Must sell. Selected 2007 Fleetwood
models sold at invoice. Yarborough
Mobile Homes. 259-8028.10/18-11/8c


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POSITION # 150906
Coordinating and implementing the
Veterans Administration Educational
Assistance Programs of the College
and assisting in general operations
within the Registrar's Office.
Minimum of Associate degree in
appropriate area, plus one year's
experience; or high school diploma
plus three years related experience.
Deadline for Applications:
November 8,.2007
Salary: $26,269.00 annually,
plus benefits.
College application required. Position
details and application available on the
web at: www.lakecitvcc.edu
Positions requiring a degree must also
provide photocopies of transcripts. All
foreign transcripts/degrees must be
submitted with an official translation
and evaluation.
Inquiries: Human Resources
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: (386) 754-4314 Fax: (386)
754-4594
E-mail: boettcherg@lakecitycc.edu
LCCC is accredited by the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education
& Employment


BEAT THE COMPETITION! MLS# 394679 Call our
office today to learn how through this super listing;
3BR/2BA hm priced to sell, concrete block construction
w/lovely lot. $158,000
REDUCED! OVER 32005F TOTAL MLS # 374282
Possibilities abound in this 3BR/2BA brick front hm; over
2,864sf heated per builder's plans & 7.5 acres. $385,000
GRAB THE CHANCE TO BUY COMMERCIAL
- MLS# 368711 1,421sf on .59 acres zoned residential/
commercial, great location near 1295 for YOUR small
business. $199,999
PERFECT FOR YOUR NEXT PARTY MLS# 394513
What a sweet home to entertain in! Firsttime buyers can
own this 3BR/1BA w/bonus rm listing; brick house sits
on .5 acre in city, two car carport, Irg storage facility & so
much more. $144,000
ONLY THING MISSING IS YOU! MLS# 395748 13
private.& secluded acres zoned for houses or mbl/hms;
gorgeous area minutes from interstate & shopping;
approx. 4 acres cleared w/pump, well & septic; power
installed & partially fenced. $165,000
SIT ON YOUR ROCKING CHAIR AND ENJOY LIFE
- MLS# 394871 Front porch extends length of house,
48'X10'back porch, 2 car gar, 3BR/2BA 2,016sfon 1 acre;
open fir plan, formal dng rm, sep breakfast area, food
prep & more! $263,000
JUST NEEDS A LITTLE ELBOW GREASE- MLS #376646
One acre of land in Macclenny w/mbl/hm that needs
repair- Selling As-Is; beautifully landscaped and waiting
for your talents and creativity. $70,000
THE FISHING IS NICE MLS # 371003 Your dreams
can come true in this 3BR/2BA 1,834sf brick hm on 1
acre; Features pride of ownership, Irg open fir plan, Irg
kit w/oak cabinets & appliances included. The Country
Calls! $245,900
CALL ALL DEVELOPERS! MLS# 394597 Prime 51.87
acres w/single-wide mbl/hm, 1232sf Ivg space & above
ground pool w/decking; high & dry property, zoned AG
7.5 property is covered in Irg Oak, Magnolia & Pinetrees.
$420,000
PICTURE PERFECT- MLS# 390299 Over1,800sfheated
in this beautiful country hm w/3BR/2BA sitting on 1.2
acres in desirable Baker County, hm has appealing
foyer entrance w/lrg open floor plan, partially fenced
w/circular front DR. $249,900


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ADJUNCT INSTRUCTORS
FOR SPRING 2008
Business Math
Classes are MW 8:30pm and T 6:30pm.
Master's in Business,Accountingorother
related field. Contact Tracy Hickman at
386-754-4324 or hickmant@lakecitycc
edu for more details.
Cosmetology
To teach Nail Tech program on Wed.
& Thurs. from 8:15-4:45. Nail Tech
license and 2 years experience in the
field required. AA degree with license
preferred. Contact Carol McLean 386-
754-4352 or email mcleanc@lakecityce
edu
English, Psychology
Must have Master's degree w/minimum
18 graduate hours in field. Contact
Holly Smith at 386-754-4369 or email
smithholly@lakecitycc edu
Developmental Mathematics
Day & Evening classes must have
Bachelor's degree in a math related
field.
College Level Mathematics
Evening classes. Must have Master's
degree in Mathematics or Master's
degree with 18 graduate credit hours in
Mathematics.
Physical Science
Internet section. Must have Master's
degree in Physical Science or Master's
degree w/18 hours graduate credit hours
in Physical Science.
Zoology
Internet Section. Must have a master's
degree in Zoology or a Master's degree
w/18 graduate hrs in Zoology. Contact
Paula Cifuentes at 386-754-4260 or
email at cifuentesp@lakecitycc edu
Applicants must provide copy of
transcripts. All foreign transcripts/
degrees must be submitted with an
official translation and evaluation.
Application available at
www.lakecitvcc.edu
LCCC is accredited by the Southerh
Association of Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education
& Employment


1999 5 BR, 3 BA Mobile Home on 2.5 acres $100,000

or with 8.5 acres for $129,900

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RESIDENTIAL:
3 BR, 2BA MH across from Nursery Plantation
3 BR, 2 BA 2200SF $255,900
4 BR, 2 BA $135,000
3 BR, 2 BA 1753SF $149,000
4 BR, 2V2 BA, 36.54 acres river front estate
New 3 BR, 2 BA (2 to choose from) $164,900
3 BR, 21/2 BA, pool & workshop $235,000
3 BR, 2 BA 4.88 acres joining park $359,000
3 BR, 2 BA 1800SF MH on 1 acre $149,900
New 3 BR, 2 BA in Glen $179,900
2144SF 3 BR, 2 BA MH on 2.88 acres $179,900


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

Macclenny ** 259-6555


LAND:
5 nice acres across from Nursery Plantation
10 acres near Glen $92,000
15 acres near Glen $119,000
10 acres near Glen $100,000
87.95 acre ranch $1,300,000

COMMERCIAL:
Owner financing, commercial building across from court-
house
Prime location at 1-10 and SR 121 by Waffle House &
American Inn


1395 Chaffee Road

South, Jacksonville

904.772.9800


BRING YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS MLS# 362238 You can have
more then one home on this piece of land; 28.54 acres on paved
road frontage, partially cleared for houses, horses & cows. Zoned
1 hm per 7.5acres. $567,777
ROOM FOR POOL & ANIMALS MLS# 396688 All brick new
construction on 1.1 acres, spacious flrpin, frml Ivg/dng rm, sep
brkfst area, Brazilian wood firs, ceramic in baths, Mstr suite w/sep
garden tub & shower. Just got to see! $276,000
PLENTY OF STORAGE SPACE MLS# 396631 3BR/3.5BA two-
story brick& wood siding house w/nearly 2,400sf, Irg rms, formal
entrance, formal dng/lvg rm w/separate family rm, attached 1
car carport, Irg mature shade & fruit trees. $235,000
OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS MLS# 395732 Get the door.. It's
opportunity knocking for this 1.17 acres zoned commercial gen.
w/198'of hwy frontage on 121. Property holds 2 bldgs, one pre-
fab metal bldg w/3000sf, 2"d bid an OFCw/additional warehouse
spacew/1800sf. Call OFCtofind out more info. $525,000
IDEALLY YOURS MLS# 397003 Ideal commercial property
on interstate, property can be purchased for the asking price
or first parcel at $2.75sf; seller will also consider built to suit.
$3,500,000


CONVENIENT & PRIVATE MLS# 394478 Only 3,000 per acre,
investors & developers come on down; located in beautiful Glen
St. Mary, one of the fastest growing counties in FL. $295,000
ALL THIS WITH WATERFRONT MLS# 395542 We have here
6BR/2BA spacious dble/wd, mstr suite has a 8' x 22' sitting area
w/his & her closets, beautiful porch off mstr suite that is wired
for hot tub. $190,000
BEST DEAL HERE MLS# 394570 Where else can you find a
house w/1800sf Ivg space in town for such a great price? 4BR/
2BA, Irg spacious rms, sep dng area, sep brkfst area & includes
additional bonus rm/game room. $104,000
GREAT STARTER HOME MLS# 394278 2BR/1BA block hm
w/Stucco, new metal roof, windows, storm door, chain link
fence, TRANE A/C and all kitchen appliances; located on Irg lot
w/covered front porch. $109,900
BUILDER'S PERSONAL HOME MLS# 385551 Concrete block
w/synthetic Stucco & stone in this absolutely breathtaking
3BR/2.5BA, ceramic tile, crown molding, wood blinds, and gas
fireplace w/thermostat home. Call to see! $375,000
DESIRABLE FIND MLS# 388358 Immaculate 4BR/3BA 2,480sf
heated hm sitting on 5.14acres, 4stall barn, feed & tack rm, entire
property is fenced & cross fenced; upgraded kitchen w/granite &
stainless appliances. $399,999


BE PROACTIVE AND DECIDE TODAY TO OWN LAND
- MLS# 394461 West Glen Estates, 10 acres, zoned for
houses only, high & dry property, adorned w/Oak trees
& luscious greenery. $118,000
DON'T WAIT FOR THE COWS TO COME HOME MLS#
394430 Call to be the proud owner of this 3BR/2BA
1,584sf property; triple wide mbl/hm sits on 4.62 acres
under large mature Oak trees, partially cleared and on a
corner lot. $139,000
VACANT LAND MLS# 395392 10 acres privately
situated in the country w/peace & quiet & minimal
traffic; zoned for mble/hm or houses, bring your horses
Sand watch the wildlife from your doorstep. $125,000
GARDENERS HEAVEN MLS# 395644 Ready to move
in; located on 5 acres w/country atmosphere, mble/hm
w/deck off back, double carport, small fenced pond & all
the space for your winter garden. $140,000
BUILDYOUR DREAM HOME MLS# 395763 Beautiful
5.01 acres in a hm only subdivision located off of
Bradford Hwy, on cul-de-sac, located minutes from
shopping, school & interstate. $108,600
VACANT BAKER LAND MLS# 374272 3 vacant
lots-zoned residential single family; special exception
for zoning for Duplexes is possible. Land holds great
potential! $85,000
SHORT SALE MLS# 396586 Charming all 3,00sf all
brick hm w/walk-in closets & a glorious Master suite;
backs up to a preserve.and all in a great neighborhood.
Sellers motivated so let's work something out! $265,000
ONE CLASS ACT MLS# 395751 Call to be the proud
owner of this 2928sf hm on .50acre, in-ground pool,
attached 2 car gar, detached 1 car gar/workshop, brick
fireplace w/mantle, Corian countertops, vaulted ceilings
& more! Must see. $330,000
PULL OUT ALL THE STOPS MLS# 336373 Perfect land
for new development in this comer lot .90are, vacant
land just walking distance from Keller Intermediate
school. $125,000
LEAVE THE CITY BEHIND- MLS# 398092 Beautiful
7.Sacres that has endless possibilities, peace & quiet,
zoned for mbl/hm or houses. Mosey on over & take a
look! $101,000
BEAUTIFUL 9.5 ACRES MLS# 370994 Looking for
land? Give us a call for this 9.5 acres at this great price
of $119,500


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday October 25, 2007 Page 14


PreK/K school pays


tribute to drivers during


annual bus safety week


BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Press Staff
National School Bus Safety
Week was October 15-19. Teach-
ers, administrators, students and
parent volunteers worked togeth-
er to conduct a corresponding
appreciation observance for the
school's bus drivers that serve
the PreK/Kindergarten Center.
According to assistant princi-
pal Bonnie Jones, the event was
initiated by Sue Giles, her pre-
decessor. This is the second year
of the week-long event.
Each day the drivers were
recognized in a different way.
On Monday they were greeted
by brightly painted banners on
school fences near pick up and
drop off points. The signs bore
such affirmations as "Honk if
you love bus drivers!"
Another day, children pre-
sented drivers with badges which
featured a laminated photo of
their bus and special decorative
necklaces. Another day, parents
sent notes to drivers to thank
them for safely delivering their
children to and from school each
day.
A recognition breakfast was
held featuring a performance
by the Kinder Chorus in a room
decorated with carnations and
balloons, The kindergarteners
gathered next to a table laden
with delectable foods and ser-
enaded the 35-plus group of de-
lighted adults who came dressed
in bright yellow tee shirts featur-
ing a Baker County Transporta-
tion logo.
The children made gestures as
they sang to illustrate a song


that especially fitted the occa-
sion: The wheel on the bus goes
round and round, round and
round, round and round ...
They also sang a song entitled
"I like you" and were encouraged
to make personal statements
about their drivers. One child
said her driver, Anita Mette bus
#2, was "the greatest."
The children then gave rea-
sons they thought being a bus
driver was a hard job: you have
to work every day, you have to
get your driver's license and
drive all those kids to school.
Judy Webb, who has driven a
bus for 30 years, became emo-
tional when the children spoke.
"I can't help it," she said, wip-


The Kinder Chorus singing "Wheels on the Bus."
PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN


ing away a tear. "I really do love
them."


Principal Sherrie Raulerson
thanked the drivers for the "awe-
some responsibility" they under-
take each day.
Conversation among the driv-
ers as they enjoyed breakfast
inevitably came back to the chil-
dren they transport and the fact
that small children seem to love
riding the school bus.


"My own kids were just as ex-
cited about riding the bus as they
were about going to school," said
one.
Ms. Jones credits the success
of the event to the Student Ac-
tion Group of parent volunteers.
Key people who helped with this
year's event are Marie South,
Micheala Asato, Lettie Crews,


QuaCity anf Dependabi(ty

foster's

general


Angie Griffis, Shelly Neri, Jaime
and Sandra Esterling. Wal-Mart
donated the fruit and vegetable
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Late September land transactions


schools


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Champion forestry judging team (1-r): Hannah Masterson, Josh Rivers, Tucker Crews, Justin Combs, Kyndall Brooks and spon-
sor Greg Johnson.
Photo courtesy of Greg Johnson



FFA forestry team 2nd in state!


The Baker County senior FFA
forestry team placed second in
the state in the Forestry Contest
held October 18-19 at Taylor
County High in Perry.
Greg Johnson's team placed
sixth the last three years and
worked tirelessly to move up in
the standings.
"These students have been


working hard since the first day
of school preparing for the con-
test," said Mr. Johnson. "Their
hard work and determination
helped them achieve success and
they will be recognized at our
state FFA convention in June."
Justin Combs, Joshua Rivers,
Tucker Crews and Hannah Mas-
terson competed, and Kyndall


Brooks was the alternate.
The team placed first in theo
crosscut saw competition and
timber cruising for, wood vol-
ume. Joshua Rivers placed first
in timber cruising. They were the
second place overall, and third in
general knowledge and map in-
terpretation.


20th class reunion
The BCHS class of 1988 will
S meet Saturday, November 17 to
plan our 20th class reunion.
If you are interested in attend-
ing. please call Jennifer at 259-
90 for more information.


. School Calendar
Week of October 29-31

N londay, October 29
MES: Journalism club 3:15-4:30 pm.
i Tuesday, October 30
\\ES: Kiwanis Club's Terrific Kids;
.: hool advisory council meeting 6:30
pnm.
*\ wednesday, October 31
WES: Merry Melodies mtg. 7:50 am.


Dracula (Josh Willoughby) greets Mina Murray (Alex Gotay) while Dr. Seward
(Spencer Norman-Gerard) looks on.


'Dracula continues into


second week at BCHS


The BCHS drama depart-
ment's fall production of Dracu-
la enters its second week. Large
and enthusiastic crowds greeted
the Transylvanian count in the
first week of the run.
Bram Stokers 19th century
horror classic is the perfect way
to usher in the Halloween sea-
son. It is creepy, fun and a little
campy; the BCHS production
has all those elements.
Count Dracula (Josh Wil-
loughby) moves to London in
search of new victims. He is
chased by an intrepid band of
vampire hunters (Garrett Lu-
cas, Justin McCabe, Alex Gotay
and Spencer Norman-Gerard),
who hope to stamp him out with
the aid of a sharpened wooden
stake.
The show runs Thursday, Fri-
day and Saturday at 7:30 pm.
General admission tickets are $5.

GED Nov. dates
The GED test will be given
on November 5, 6 and 7. Pre-
registration will be Tuesday,
October 30 at 6:30 pm at the
BCMS cafeteria, 211 Jonathan
St. Call Nancy Cain at 259-0403
regarding GED testing fees and
documents to bring to registra-
tion.
The Baker County School
District offers day and evening
adult basic education and GED
preparation classes at three lo-
cations. Classes are taught by
certified teachers and are free to
the public.


Some general admission tickets
will'be sold for the Sunday mati-
nee, though it is primarily a din-
ner theatre presentation.
Dinner theatre seats must be
reserved by calling 259-6286.
Some dinner theatre seats re-
main. Dinner theatre tickets are
$15 and must be paid in advance
of the show.

Adult Ed testing
The basic skills test for adults
will be given on Wednesday,
October 31, 2007 promptly at
9:00 am at the Family Service
Center adjacent to Keller Inter-
mediate School.
The testing fee is $15 and you
need to bring the exact amount
in cash. Registration for this test
date, will be Monday & Tues-
day, October 29 & 30 from 9:00
am-1:00 pm. You can no longer
register on the same date of the
test.
For more information, call
259-4110 or 259-0403.

Class of'83 reunion'
The BCHS graduating class
of 1983 will hold a meeting to
discuss plans and ideas for the
upcoming 25th reunion to be
held summer 2008. If you are
interested in being a part of the
planning process, please meet at
Calendars Monday, October 29
at 7:00 pm.
If you have any questions or
need further information, please
contact BCHSclassof83@aol.
com.


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Oct. 29-Nov. 2
Offered everyday:
Cold lunch plate, chef salad or
pasta salad w/wheat roll or
crackers and dessert
(when offered)
1% lowfat white milk
1/2% lowfat flavored milk
Orange juice

Mon., October 2y
Breakfast: Grilled cheese sandwich
on multi grain bread, fruit juice &
milk.
Lunch: Grilled chicken patty on
whole grain bun or golden corndog,
baked french fries, baked beans, &
chilled rosy applesauce.
Tues., October30
Breakfast: Pancake and sausage on
a stick, fruit juice & milk.
Lunch: Beefy vegetable soup w/
grilled cheese sandwich or ham,
macaroni & cheese casserole w/
homemade wheat roll, turnip
greens, creamy cole slaw & chilled
fruit choice.
Wed., October 31
Breakfast: Breakfast pizza, fruit
juice & milk.
Lunch: BBQ ribbette on bun or
baked lasagna w/slice of homemade
Italian bread, garden tossed salad,
steamed green peas or chilled fresh
fruit.
Thurs., November 1
Breakfast: Sausage biscuit, fruit
juice & milk.
Lunch: Oven baked chicken or beef
nuggets both served w/rice & gravy,
seasoned cabbage or* chilled fruit
choice.
Fri., November 2
Breakfast: Cereal w/slice of multi
grain toast, fruit juice & milk.
Lunch: Roast port w/homemade
wheat roll or pizza burger on bun,
mashed potatoes w/gravy, seasoned
pole beans & chilled fruit choice,
homemade rice pudding.


The following land transac-
tions were recorded in the Baker
County courthouse August 16
September 30. Values are de-
rived from documentary stamps.
Many descriptions are by S(ec-
tion) T(ownship) R(ange). If
acreage or price are not listed,
none were indicated in the docu-
ments.

Roach, Michael J to Jarvis, David
P in CANNON HEIGHTS PHASE
ONE LOT 4, $280,000
Richmond American Homes
Of Florida Lp to Jones, Ernest in
ROLLING MEADOWS LOT 38,
$210,000
Seda Construction Company
to Anderson, Gene M in SANDS
POINTE LOT 22, $152,900
Burnett,Ronald Ato Harris,Adam
in CANNON HEIGHTS PHASE H
LOT 29, $268,050
Baker County to G F Florida
Sanctuary Llc in 1-2S-21E, $10
Watson Custom Home Builders
Inc to Wright, Brian K in HERITAGE
OAKS LOT 88, $202,700
Betros, Joseph Jeffrey to Wright,
Donna in 29-3S-19E, $58,000
Yarbrough, Kenneth Edward to
Yarbrough, Sharon Denise in OLD
NURSERY PLANTATION LOT 8,
$0
Rhoden, Randall S to Rhoden,
Randall S in 7-3S-22E, $0
Gilbert, Annie Margaret to
Church, Mary A in 32-2S-22-0008-
0006-0040,$1
Rhoden, Sandra to Weddle,
Donald L in 12-3S-20E, $25,000
Smith, Leroy to Hall, Trishia R
Tedesco in 20-2S-22E, $10
Lane, Robert to Danese,
Christopher Alee in 32-1S-21E,
$82,000
Mcpherson J H to Mcpherson, L
H in TOWN OF MACCLENNY LOT
9 BK 18,$10
The Holy Tree Of Life Inc to The
First Community Holiness Church
Inc in SANDERSON TERRANCE
LOT 3 BK 1,$10
Canaday, George Ray to Dopson,
Brian in TOWN OF MACCLENNY
BK 60, $10,000
Davis, Richard M to Nunn,
Timothy P in BARBERS REPLAT
OF MACCLENNY LOT 15,16, 17
q BK 23, $100,000
Nunn,Timothy Pto Davis, Richard
M in 18-2S-22E, $224,700
Raulerson, Wade D to Engelage,
Patricia Ann in 18-2S-22E, $10
Mcinarnay, Marcus James to First
Coast Properties And Development
Corp in TOWN OF SANDERSON
LOTS 10,11,12,13 BK 6, $10
Griffis, Ray to Griffis, Tammy E in
12-3S-20E, $10
Lucas, Jessie B to Lucas, Jessie B
in TOWN OF MACCLENNY LOT 2
BK 79,$0
Miller, Elizabeth S to Miller, James
A in DEERFIELD SUB LOTS 26,27
BK 2,$10
Hodges, Thomas A Jr to
Hall, Rebekah D in TOWN OF
MACCLENNY BK 60, $128,000
Meeks, Milton D to Baker, Carol
M in 7-2S-22E, $0
Woodington, William E to Ward,
James in, $10
Ward, James to Satterwhite,
Charles E in 31-2S-21E, $90,000
Blanks, Kitty to Peters, Burley in
3-1S-20E, $35,000
Woodington, William E to Taylor,
Johnnie Ruth Beck in 30-2S-21E, $10
Taylor, John B to Zamago,Alfredo
Campos inTOWNOFMACCLENNY
LOT 4 BK 32, $181,950
Hunt, Lacy L to Brown, Robert
Gene Jr in 13-3S-21E, $10
Burnsed, Nathan F to Duncan,
James H in 31-1N-21E, $3,300
Hunter, Richard M Sr to
Grantham, Sarah E in 18-4S-20E,
$122,400


Wade, Mason L Jr to Crews, Elmer
A in COPPER CREEK HILLS UNIT
3 LOT 58, $190,000
Demers, Gayvone Taylor to
Carroll, C J in PINE GROVE EST
LOT 27, $142,000
Crews, Ollie Jeanette to Combs,
James Edward in S13-3S-21E, $0
Richmond American Homes Of
Florida Lp to Kanost, Wesley in
ROLLING MEADOWS LOT 125,
$259,500
Richmond American Homes Of
'Florida Lp to Hill, Thomas Jr in
ROLLING MEADOWS LOT 110,
$182,000
Lard, Lois to Vineyard Of
Love Ministry Inc in OLUSTEE
MANOR FARMS ADD LOTS
3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 BK A, $50,000
Booth, Wayne G to Rock
Contractors Inc in CANNON
HEIGHTS PHASE TWO LOT 24,
$42,243
Duchesne, Ariel to French,
Benjamin in 31-2S-21E, $120,000
Mccormick, J A to Mccormick,
Hyram Elisah in 36-3S-20E, $10
Gatlin, Judge Ray to Williams,
Sammy L in 25-2S-21E,'$10
Williams, Sammy L to Daniel,
Jeremiah F in 25-2S-21E, $10
Daniel, Jeremiah F to K & J
Investment Properties Inc in 25-2S-
21E, $10
K & J Investment Properties Inc
to Griffis, William David in 25-2S-
21E, $35,000
Seminole Investment Group Inc to
Griffis, William David in 25-2S-21E,
$37,000
Decker, John to Ryan, Christina in


RIVERVIEW EST LOT 8, $10
Baker 900 Lie to Finasta,Intertrust
Plc in 7-3S-21E, $10
Moody,Eunice R to Taylor, Thelma
Christine in 36-2S-21E, $0
Drees Homes Of Florida Inc
to Johnson, Myra L in ROLLING
MEADOWS LOT 55, $200,652
Cushman, Jack L to Carey, Elaine
C in TOWN OF GLEN ST MARY
BK 79,$0
Dorman, Mallory to Dorman,Julie
in 27-2S-20E, $0
Expressway Motel Systems Inc to
Akshar Hospitality Lcc in 8-3S-22E,
$2,750,000
Poss,Dorothy Cope to Maher, Kim
F in RIVER COUNTY EST LOT 26-
A, $110,000
Davis, R H Trustee to Norman,
Steffani L in MACCLENNY SOUTH
LOT 3 BK 1, $10
Callen, Paul W to Callen, Michael
Paul in 7-3S-22E, $0
Callen ,michael Paul to Whittle,
Raymond E Iii in 7-3S-22E, $50,000
Turkey Creek Retreat Inc to
Childs, B L in TURKEY CREEK
RET UNIT 2 LOT 2, $4,000
Miller, James A to Salter, Joel G in
DEERFIELD SUB LOT 26,27 BK 2,
$10
Buta, Lawrence A to Salter, Joel
G in CANNON HEIGHTS PHASE
TWO LOT 56, $85,000
Fish, Patricia L to Morgan, Cheryl
D in FRANK COMBS EST LOT 9,
$10
Morgan, Cheryl D to Hanner,
Todd Wayne in FRANK COMBS
EST LOT 9, $30,000


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