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78th Year, Vol. 27
Thursday, November 1,
Macclenny, Florida 50t
BY ANDREW BARE
A 121-acre subdivision
southwest of Glen St. Mary
gained the unanimous approval
of Baker County's Local Plan-
ning Agency October 25th.
The development, proposed
by Drees Homes of Florida,
will feature half-acre lots and
should go before the county
commissioner at its meeting
November 15. The LPA's rec-
ommendation is not binding.
The Drees development has
been under discussion with
the county planning staff since
May. It originally went before
the LPA on May 24, when resi-
dents of the nearby Glenwood
subdivision raised concerns
about drainage impacts. At that
time, Drees asked a decision be
deferred until the LPA's June
The LPA couldn't pull to-
gether enough members at that
meeting to achieve a quorum,
and by state law could not
make decisions. It was at that
non-meeting that the Drees
decision was put off until last
In that time, Drees has suc-
cessfully worked with Glen-
wood residents, county plan-
ning staff and the town of Glen
St. Mary to resolve the drain-
age concerns. The half-acre
lots will be served by central
water services and septic tanks.
County planning director Ed
Preston and his staff gave the
proposal their approval.
"Drainage issues have been
preliminarily addressed to the
satisfaction of planning staff,"
Mr. Preston said.
The LPA's chairman, Jack
Baker, said Thursday he had
serious concerns about the
septic tanks. But he said later
in the meeting that he voted
in Drees' favor out of fear of
legal repercussions. The board
was advised at the end of its
meeting that they were legally
empowered only to vote ac-
cording to a proposal's com-
pliance with the county's com-
"My concern with septic
tanks on half-acre lots, I ex-
pressed to [Drees], is the health
and long-term effect on the
county as we move forward in
trying to provide sewer capa-
bilities," Mr. Baker said. "I felt
like the half-acre is too dense,
plus the drainage in proximity
to the river on this particular
The board also unanimously
approved two other small-scale
zoning and land use changes.
(See page 2)
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4 injured in
The 1998 Chevrolet SUV (left in photo)
was attempting to make a U-turn from
the eastbound shoulder of CR 125 just
south of I-10 when it was struck by the
northbound 1997 Dodge, resulting in
injuries to both drivers and their pas-
sengers. Trooper J. Barry of the Florida
Highway Patrol said Dawn Kimber, 18,
of Macclenny, the driver of the SUV was
flown to Shands Jacksonville following
the 6:00 pm accident October 30, as
was her passenger, 13-year-old Eliza-
beth Cannon of Macclenny. Cynthia
Starling, 25, the driver of the Dodge,
and passenger Dalton Starling 6, re-
ceived minor injuries. Ms. Kimber was
charged with making an improper turn.
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Fire early on Sundaykills couple
A fire of unknown origin SR 121 not far from Northeast ried 53 years and will be buried night, and a grandson tried
but likely propelled by explod- Florida State Hospital where together at South Prong Cem- unsuccessfully to rouse them
ing oxygen tanks took the lives Mrs. Green once worked. etery after a funeral service on by banging on the side of the
of an infirm Macclenny couple County fire chief Richard Friday. trailer. Chief Dolan's report
rdrino the earlv morning min- Dolan said Mr. Green's body Relatives who live nearby 'indicates it is unknown if the
was found in a kitchen-din-
ing area, his wife in the living
room on a couch.
Both the victims used por-
table oxygen units and both
smoked, said Sheriff Joey Dob-
son. The state will be looking
into whether that potentially
hazardous combination either
caused or accelerated the blaze
before the couple could get out
of the structure.
The Greens had been mar-
first noticed the fire about mid-
,a vehicle belonging
parked on South 6th
Her purse and credit
cards were taken,
and Mr. Churchville
is suspected in that
incident as well.
The sheriff's de-
partment is investi-
gating another ve-
hicle burglary, this
one involving con-
struction tools, that
on Short Putt Dr. in
ert Keller said a nail
gun, air compressor
and power saw were
hevrolet parked in his
valued at $900.
utes of October 28.
By the time initial fire units
arrived at the single-wide mo-
bile home occupied by. Ira
Green, 73, and his wife Velma,
68, it was engulfed in flames.
The state fire marshall's of-
fice will take several weeks
before a determination on the
cause, but it is believed the fire
started just before midnight in
the west end of the trailer off
Angel Trail. The location is off
Macclenny man sou(ghtfor multiple.
A 21-year-old Macclenny man with a his- He said the suspect was accompanied by ville was there, he had
tory of drug use is sought in connection with a white female age 18-20 with long blond That same evening
at least three thefts in the city last week, one hair. The couple drove off in another vehicle to Karissa Gatlin was
of them involving a pickup truck he alleg- after the transaction. when it was entered.
edly stole and sold in west Jacksonville for The sheriff's office is also looking for Mr.
$60. Churchville in connection with two cases of
Lewis Steven Churchville was identified purse thefts from parked vehicles last week.
via photo lineup as the suspect who attempt- Stephanie Ferguson of Sanderson report-
ed to trade a 2003 Ford Ranger to a Jackson- ed her purse containing checks and credit
ville drug dealer for crack cocaine. Stanley cards taken from a vehicle outside Memorial
Morgan told Baker County investigators Mr. Stadium the evening of October 22.
Churchville and a female companion ap- Later that evening,'an employee at Mac's, '
preached him near the corer of Lane and Liquors nearby said she recognized Mr.
Ramona Aves., and when Mr. Morgan said Churchville as the person seated in a vehicle -
he had no more crack to sell, the suspect rifling through the contents of a purse. He
traded the truck for cash. was sweating and agitated, and said he was
Mr. Morgan was stopped by Jacksonville running from police, according to the wit-
police driving the Ranger, which had been ness.
stolen overnight October 23 from the resi- Ms. Ferguson learned that one of her Lewis Churchville
dence of Mary Echols-Fryer on Christie Ct. stolen cards had been used early in the eve-
in Macclenny. Investigators from here inter- ning at the BP station in the same north city .
viewed him at the Duval County jail Octo- neighborhood, and when officers went to a taken from a 1999 CI
ber 26, and Mr. Morgan allegedly picked out residence at. 5th St. and North Blvd., about driveway. They were
Mr. Churchville's mug shot from the lineup. 10:30 that night after learning Mr. Church-
;er Barber, instrumental in
SWal-Mart, others to area
Ginger Barber of Macclenny, who signed
on as executive director of the Baker County
Chamber of Commerce two decades ago and
became one of Florida's experts in enterprise
zones to attract industry, died after
a long battle with cancer early on
October 30. She was 61.
Ms. Barber, a native of Savan-
nah, drew the attention of the Flor-
ida Department of Commerce [now
Enterprise Florida] for her dogged
efforts establishing two zones in
Baker County, joint efforts between
the county commission and Baker
County Development Commission,
for which she served also as execu-
The projects took years to come
to fruition, but were rewarded with
a trifecta of successes landing new Ging
jobs and an infusion of commer-
cial tax base revenues to Baker County. The
crowning achievement, one that drew the
attention of growth experts regionally, was
bringing the Wal-Mart Distribution Center
to Enterprise East near Macclenny in 2001.
It opened the next year with nearly 1000 em-
ployees and base pay above $11 an hour a
rate unheard of in Baker County before that.
It was lauded as "Deal of the Year" among
Florida's 67 counties by the com-
Mr. Barber was key also in lur-
ing Sanderson Pipe and last year,
Hanson Tile to Enterprise West
She maintained a close working
relationship with regional growth
and planning groups and kept
Baker County's name at the fore-
front of availability when industrial
prospects took a look at northeast
Florida. The core of her enterprise
blueprint was a revolving pool of
$5 million funded by the state, and
barber bringing local government together
as a team effort. Tracts were ini-
tially purchased by the county through the de-
velopment board, which was then repaid via
property tax revenues.
(See page 2)
BY ANDREW BARE
County officials remain in
discussions with the develop-
ers behind the proposed Cedar
Creek retirement community.
But planning director Ed Pres-
ton told county commissioner
at a workshop Monday that the
development cost was likely
to eventually reach more than
While negotiations remain
ongoing between the coun-
ty and .Adrian Development
Group, Mr. Preston made
available a spread sheet Mon-
day estimating that Adrian
would likely have to pay more
than $48 million to expand
and improve roads affected
by Cedar Creek. According to
Mr. Preston's preliminary data,
the most expensive improve-
ments will likely come on I-
10, specifically, a stretch of
road from US 301 to Brannan
Field Chaffee Rd. Taking that
four-lane stretch and giving it
six lanes will cost more than
But while I-10 would re-
ceive substantial improve-
ments, several sections of US
90, SR 121, SR 228 and CR
125 would also be ticketed for
changes. The state and county
determine which roads would
be, in the words of Mr. Pres-
ton, "broken" by the devel-
opment; that is, which roads
would have to bear an unsafe
traffic load as a result of Cedar
Creek. Adrian does not have to
pay for all of the road improve-
Mr. Preston said that coun-
ty school officials remain in
negotiation with Adrian over
how the developer will miti-
gate Cedar Creek's impact on
the school system. While Ce-
dar Creek would largely be a
retirement community of 7000
residences, enough younger
families would move in to
strain the local school system.
At present, Mr. Preston said,
the school board is demand-
ing Adrian build a new school.
(See page 2)
Mike Gazdick dies, was
long associated withsports
M.J. (Mike) Gazdick, 87, a for- ball league. He also was a school
mer school superintendent whose athletic director.
name was synonymous with youth Mr. Gazdick entered politics in
sports in Baker County for nearly 1971 when he was elected school
five decades, died of cancer on superintendent in the turbulent era
October 26. that followed forced
Mr. Gazdick, of Mac- integration. He served
clenny, had remained one term, and returned
active until earlier this later to serve a term
month when his condi- on the Baker County
tion was deemed ter- School Board.
minal and he entered Mr. Gazdick was for
a hospice center in years a familiar per-
Jacksonville. sonage as marshall for
A native of Pennsyl- both the homecoming
vania who once played and Christmas parades.
semi-pro baseball, Mr. He remained active
Gazdick moved to in civic affairs also, a
Baker County in 1947 longtime member of the
and began a 21-year Mike Gazdick Macclenny Lions who
stint as teacher and 'filled the club secretary
coach' of school sports. He along post for 23 years.
with the late brothers Earl and He served as president of the
Billy Knabb brought Little League Baker County Cancer Society for six
baseball to Baker County, and in years, and filled in time on the ath-
1968 he organized the youth foot- letic fields as an umpire and referee.
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(From page 1)
She was an expert in devel-
opment financing vehicles, aind
in the case of Enterprise East, in
securing vital infrastructure like
utilities via a deal with the City
When Ms. Barber was first
hired in the late 1980s, Baker
County boasted a few private
industries to offset the glut of
state jobs made available via
Northeast Florida State Hospital
and the prison system. The for-
mer Wiremil opened the decade
before in Sanderson, and Baker
County suffered-a huge psy-
chological blow when General
Electric located a panel board
plant in the former Macclenny
Industrial Park, then vacated
the premises after a few years.
It was purchased at a "fire sale"
price by Macclenny Products,
a sewing operation for clothing
retailers that remains there to-
Among Ms. Barber's ac-
colades were the 2005 Re-
gional Award for Excellence in
Economic Development and
Tourism, the Eunice Sullivan
Economic Development Pro-
fessional Award in 2002. and a
prominent listing among Wom-
en of Excellence by the Jackson-
ville Business Journal, in 2005.
A reserved and intensely pri-
vate woman in a very public
position, Ms. Barber deflected
attention away from herself
and spoke in terms of team ef-
forts with the chamber and de-
velopment board. The past few
months as her health deteriorat-
ed, she shared executive duties
with Darryl Register, a longtime
member of the development
board and owner of one of the
only remaining dairy farms in
"Ginger poured her heart and
soul into the chamber and into
the development commission,
not for personal recognition but
because it was the best thing to
do for Baker County," said Mr.
Register. "I consider it a huge
honor to be Ginger's successor,
and I know everything I do to-
day and everything I do in the
future will be easier because of
the foundation she put in place
for us to build upon."
A former airline stewardess,
Ms. Barber was raised in Sa-
vannah and Bluffton, S.C. She
moved to Baker County in 1972,
about three years after marry-
ing Stacey Barber, a Macclenny
native who was employed as a
flight engineer with the former
Miami-based National Airlines.
Two of their children survive.
In recent years, Ms. Barber
served as secretary to the Baker
County Hospital Authority and
its non-profit arm Baker Medi-
cal Services, Inc. under a paid
She first "dove" into the pub-
lic eye spearheading the effort to
rehab an unused and deteriorat-
ing county pool in the late 1970s
on property where the Mac-
clenny post office now stands.
From there, she parlayed what
she learned into the county's
first private pool maintenance
business, a job she kept until
she signed on with the chamber
in 1987. Shortly after, she im-
mersed .herself in moving the
office from small quarters on
South 5th to a renovated US 90
location where the chamber and
development headquarters are
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(From page 1)
The first decision gave John
and Alta Long a special excep-
tion on their tract of land north
of Glen St. Mary. The Longs,
who live in a subdivision and as
such are prohibited from adding
a family lot on their 7 1/2 acres,
asked to be allowed to build a
small home for their daughter
on the land. The planning staff
approved, and the LPA had no
They similarly had no prob-
lems with granting, a re-zoning
to Brian Rauch and Ricky Da-
vis on about 6 1/2 acres north of
Macclenny. There is currently
one home on the land, and the
owners intend to build one more
(non-mobile home) residence
on the land. They needed a re-
zoning to two-acre residential to
achieve that goal..
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Cedar Creek costs...
(From page 1)
The Miami-based, company is
countering by offering Baker
County a duel-use facility with
Lake City Community College
or land on which a new school
would be built.
"It can be worked out," Mr.
Preston said of the entire pro-.
cess. "There's got to be compro-
mise with every party."
South Florida-based Adrian
will likely provide its answers
to state and county concerns on
November 15. That would be the
second time the company has at-
tempted to satisfy what the state
refers to as "sufficiency review."
Adrian is hopeful it will have
the process finished by April or
June of 2008.
Also discussed Monday was
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plan has already been approved.
The commissioners, who were
not empowered to vote or make
decisions Monda\.. ,did ,give
county manager Joe Cone the
go-ahead to examine the Ele-
gance N' Bloom flower shop on
South 5th St. in Macclenny as
a potential temporary home for
Under the plan, the county
commissioners would move
their offices and staff (as well as
the building and zoning depart-
ment) to a temporary building,
while continuing to hold meet-
ings at the current location. The
public defenders' office would
then move in to the vacated
building and zoning department
while the state attorney's office
would take the old commission
The store at South 5th St.
would be used only until the
county could erect a new build-
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County's future sheriff's com-
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the commission's agenda for its
November 6 meeting.
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Ginger Barber: her work ethic and resolve Allege that
paid huge dividends for Baker County coach re-set
The ideal person for a tough
job: unassuming, there on week-
ends and at night if the need
arises; an ability to see the big
picture and stay on task through
frustrating setbacks; willing to
share the credit and fend off the
There you have Ginger Barber,
longtime chamber of commerce
director who died this week.
When she took the job in the
late 1980s, she often remarked
that Baker County needed, and
needed badly, an infusion of pri-
vate-sector jobs to offset a lop-
sided workforce dependant on
government salaries and help tip
the tax base toward commercial
and industrial revenue sources.
Ginger Barber, more than any-
one else in Baker County alive or
dead, did more to get that vision
on the right track.
When she first took the job,
there was trepidation. Ginger
was not a "back-slapper" with
a gregarious chamber of com-
merce persona. Her technique
was more reserved, paralleling
But for sheer resolve and a
quiet determination to get the
job done, she was unbeatable. In
fact, given the choice of some-
one with a "chamber" personal-
ity [and oftentimes all talk] and
Ginger Barber, Baker County got
She found a unique way to
fprge out the infrastructure that
most attracts industrial pros-
They want "ready-to-go"
sites, she often preached. They
want to see a chamber that works
in unison with local government
while maintaining a healthy busi-
Ginger understood that before
any of us, and set about finding
the way to do it. In fact, she be-
came an expert in Florida putting
together "enterprise zones" for
that purpose, and pushed for sub-
stantial public money from Talla-
hassee to pump prime the effort.
She recognized the value of
regional cooperation, casting
aside the traditional "me first" at-
titude of local chambers when it
comes to luring new industry. As
both a board member and active
participant in agencies like the
regional planning council and
Jacksonville Chamber's round-
table, she gave Baker County a
Her biggest catch, of course,
was the Wal-Mart Distribution
Center. Ginger Barber acted like
the hub of a wheel, connect-
ing myriad elements that had to
merge to make the deal happen.
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Lesson learned while trick-or-treating
I was eight years old and
dressed up as a princess. My
tiara sparkled like stars and
my white, gauzy gown looked
ethereal in the glow of the street
lamps. I joined up with a bunch
of kids and began the journey
around our neighborhood to col-
lect treats and see what other
bewitching inhabitants would
be out and about on this most
consisted of a
a despondent Perrin came ini
dragging a bag as big as he was
behind him. He sat down and
put his chin in his hands. The
other kids were puzzled by his
"Don't you want to look at
your candy?" he was asked.
"I don't have any candy, said
the miserable Perrin.
It seems the little ghost had
not been able to
wolf man, ghost and myself. I
was the oldest and the ghost, a
little guy named Perrin who was
only five, was the youngest and
smallest member of our motley
crew. His red Keds kept getting
bound up in the hem of his sheet,
pulling the eyeholes to an awk-
ward angle and making it hard
for him to see. With the short-
est legs, he lagged far behind the
rest of the group and we often
had to stop so he could catch up.
As we made our way from house
to house, our bags grew full and
began to bulge with the weight
of candy corn, Dum Dums, Her-
shey Bars, Sweet Tarts, Butter-'
fingers, bubble gum, Life Savers
and Tootsie Rolls.
Perrin was always the last of
the group to arrive at a house
and the last to leave. This went
on through the entire evening.
As we grew close to home again,
the little ghost walked slower
and slower. As was our custom,
we convened in my next door
neighbor's brightly lit carport to
dump our bags and inspect our
Finally, someone noticed our
ghost was missing., A few kids
stepped back out to the edge of
the street to see if he was any-
where in sight. In the distance,
a lonely little white silhouette
passed under the street lamp and
trudged towards us. In a minute,
K hold his trick-
or-treat bag high
enough to keep
it from dragging
on the ground.
kN Soon ahole wore
- through the bot-
tom. Every treat
that went into the bag eventually
disappeared out the hole, leaving
behind a trail of candy like Han-
sel and Gretel's bread crumbs.
Bravely, Perrin didn't cry, but
he sighed heavily and that sigh
communicated loads: It stinks to
be the littlest kid in the group.
The rest of us looked at each
other. My neighbor ran inside
her house and came back with a
brown paper grocery sack. With-
out hesitating, each child began
dumping handfuls of candy into
the bag. When we walked Perrin
home, I made sure I held his bag
high off the ground. He walked
up his front steps where his par-
ents were waiting and proudly
showed his candy. Before he
went inside, he smiled and gave
us a meaningful look: Thanks.
Experience is the great-
est teacher and necessity is the
mother of invention. The next
Halloween, Perrin showed up
dressed like a mummy. He was
also pulling a little red wagon.
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A person of lesser abilities,
or someone who trumpeted his
or her role in the deal, may have
blown the secrecy and planning
that were necessary before the
deal was inked.
She made it happen, as she did
in Enterprise West with Sander-
son Pipe and Hanson Tile. That's
about 1200 jobs that wouldn't be
here without her.
Someone who made a huge
footprint on what the county is
There you have Ginger Bar-
Jail would bring security
I would like to comment on the ongoing opposition of several resi-
dents to the site of the new jail.
They are only speculating on how a jail in their "backyard" could
affect their lifestyle and their children. Yet they ignore the needs of the
Let's be realistic. No one wants to live near a jail or prison, but
everyone wants the law to be tough on crime. I was born and raised in
Baker County, and I know firsthand that the county desperately needs
a new jail to accommodate a growing population.
The positive aspects of having a new jail at the proposed site are: an
increased police presence in the area, a more secure facility, and a very
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Please help us understand
why the head of the Baker Coun-
ty Touchdown Club would allow
a team to re-schedule a senior
league football game so one of
its players could go on a hunting
This was done so the coach of
the Patriots could have the ad-
vantage in a game the next night,
when the Falcons would have
two of their top players missing
due to deaths in their families.
Also,we don'tunderstand why
all of the coaches in this program
have to deal with players missing
games due to injuries, schedules
Yet, never has a game been
re-scheduled for a team missing
a player until the Patriot's coach
was about to play one of the
toughest games in the last three
years, during which he hasn't
Shad a loss.
Also, why did one of the of-
ficials in that game see two times
that the Patriots had 12 men on
the field during a key play that
resulted in a touchdown run?
More than a dozen fans saw
and heard the official tell the Pa-
triots' coach he had 12 men on
the field, yet there was no flag
thrown. The official then stated to
the coach, "You owe me one."
The Youth League program is
for kids and should not be sub-
ject to this kind of leadership
example. We should be setting
positive and honorable examples
for these kids. : ,,,
SWhy is this about one.cpach's
ego and not about the kids?
Showing kids that this kind of
behavior is okay is wrong, and
letting such things happen is a
disgrace to the league.
Some people should take a
step back and think about the
consequences that await children
if they are taught the wrong val-
ues at a young age.
Signed by 19 individuals and
couples who are parents of
players on the Falcons team
(The names are on file at the newspaper
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday November 1, 2007 Page 4
Arrest for death threats, attack on wife
Husband upset after admonishment for driving drunk with child in vehicle
Police arrested a Macclenny man who al-
legedly attacked his wife and threatened to
kill her following an argument that started
the afternoon of October 27 when she ad-
monished him for driving drunk with their
9-month old daughter in the vehicle.
The first confrontation took place that
afternoon, and deputies were called to the
couple's residence off Wilkerson Rd. early
the next morning after Stephen Collett, 26,
returned home and struck wife Brittany, 18
in the face and head, then tried to choke her
with his hands and with a pair of pants. He
also ransacked the premises before Ms. Col-
lett fled with their child.
Deputy Jeff Dawson said he observed
signs of a struggle on the wife's hands and
legs, and when questioned about a cut on his
chin, Mr. Collett said he got it at work.
Deputy Dawson said when the suspect
was being escorted to a patrol vehicle fol-
lowing his arrest, he stated, "You can't do
this. I know Judge [Joey] Williams and the
sheriff. They will get me out of this."
He was booked for domestic violence as-
sault and battery, and the incident was re-
ported to the Department of Children and
Families because the baby was present.
Man's body Ju;
found in a b
Foul play is not suspected in evolved i
the death of a 55-year-old Mac- ly couple1
clenny man whose decomposing found ge
body was found October 25 in weeks b
the travel-trailer where he lived 25,
off Ray Phillips Rd. 25, was
Deputy Garrett Bennett said in the
the body of William Hansen was her boyf
found lying face-up on the bath- (who ha
room floor, and the condition of evicted of
the body suggested it had been sentence
there some time. with ea
Police were contacted by the while ad
man's sister, who lives in Jack- assisted
sonville and said she had not the
seen nor spoken to Mr. Hansen gued th
since October 8. She went to the gued tha
residence because it was unusual te two
for her brother not to make con- ,Anoth
%% er noj o c n- tober 25 t
takt \ ithher. Hi vehicle had not tober 25
been m6\ ed since the early Oc- guilty of
The body was taken to Gaines-
ville for an autopsy. The sister
was unaware her brother had any
serious health problems other
Fund raiser date
for Covenant Hs.
A candlelight vigil is planned
the evening of November 15
from 7:00-8:30 to raise funds and
heighten awareness of Covenant
House International, which helps
homeless youth with immediate
help and healing.
Sandy Rodgers of Baker
County is heading up the effort
to be held in the new park adja-
cent to the Macclenny Fire De-
partment on US 90.
The two Covenant House lo-
cations in Florida are Orlando
and Fort Lauderdale, and they Ad
provide vital services like shel-
ter, counseling, transitional liv-
ing, health services and voca-
tional training, For more details
on the upcoming event, contact
Ms. Rodgers at 259-8816.
Deadline Monday at 5:00 (
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their specials for
In another domestic violence case that
had similarities, a criminal complaint was
filed October 26 against Russell Tillman, 28,
of Macclenny for battery of girlfriend Lisa
Seabolt, 24, at their residence off Ben Rowe
Ms. Seabolt told Deputy Claude Hurley
that the boyfriend consumed both alcohol
and drugs while they argued that day, then
struck and choked her after threatening to kill
her if she left with their 3-year-old daughter.
The girlfriend said she passed out from the
first of two choking attacks, and Mr. Tillman
took her car keys after telling her to leave.
She fled to a neighbor's.
The suspect then drove "aggressively"
around the neighborhood, according to the
incident report, and left the area about the
time police arrived. He was reached later by
cellphone and refused to give a statement.
The complaint charges battery domestic
violence and child abuse because the attacks
were witnessed by the daughter.
Brian Patterson, 27, of Macclenny was
charged with domestic violence battery for
allegedly picking up his girlfriend by the
head and tossing her off the front porch of a
residence off Shave's Bluff Rd. about noon
on October 27.
Tanya Clemons, 27, told Deputy Erik
Deloach that Mr. Patterson became angry
during an argument, and a witness said she
drove up and found the girlfriend lying on
the ground. Mr. Patterson was walking away
and denied he struck her, a statement similar
to the one he gave the arresting officer.
Deputy Deloach said the couple have a
child who was not present.
Brothers Michael Hamilton, 23, of Mac-
clenny and Christopher Hamilton, 22, of
Glen St. Mary were arrested the evening of
October 23 following a confrontation involv-
ing numerous persons on Debbie Lane.
Deputy Curtis Ruise said an argument
broke out when the younger brother's girl-
friend, 18-year-old Amberay Reed, called
family members to pick her up from the
older brother's residence. The couple had
moved there recently and she told Deputy
Curtis Ruise "things were not working out."
The officer's report said the brothers ar-
gued with Ms. Reed's family members, and
neighbors joined in. Christopher was arrest-
ed for fighting and resisting arrest; Michael
was charged with disorderly conduct.
ies convict remaniingtwo for
ried alive'deaths ofJax couple
more individuals in- well. Mr. Wade, a Jacksonville with duct tape. They forced the
n burying alive an elder- resident, faces a potential death two to give up the PIN num-
e in July of 2005 were penalty, as does Ms. Cole. bers to their ATM accounts and
guilty over the last two Ms. Cole knew the slain cou- buried them in a shallow grave
y Jacksonville juries. ple because she had purchased across the state line in Geor-
ctober 19, Tiffany Cole, a car from them in Charleston gia. The couple's car was found
convicted for her role before they moved to the St. abandoned in Baker County.
murder. Ms. Cole and Nicholas neighborhood of south Other than cash obtained via the
riend, Michael Jackson Jacksonville. The Sumners dat- bank card until an account was
d previously been con- ed in high school and met again drained, the crime netted defen-
ffirst-degree murder and 40 years later, marrying in 2001. dants some jewelry and a com-
d to death) had stayed Mr. Sumner was a diabetic and ut tht wer a d. The
rol and Reggie Sum- had broken a leg before his e the defendants is
er. Ms. Cole's attorney, death, and Ms. Sumner was ill entire take for the defendants is
Emitting that his client with liver cancer. She had also estimated at $4000.
in the initial robbery of contracted hepatitis. Mr. Nixon, a Baker County
ners', unsuccessfully ar- Ms. Cole, Mr. Wade, Mr. High School drop-out, pleaded
t Ms. Cole had no idea Jackson and Macclenny. resident guilty to second-degree murder
would be buried alive. Bruce Nixon, 20, entered the in March of this year. He testi-
ler jury decided on Oc- Sumners' home in July of 2005 fied against the other three de-
thatAlan Wade, 20, was nd bound the two 6-year-olds fendants and will soon be sen-
f first degree murder as tericed.
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Pleasejoin Mayor Godbold of Baldwin,
the Jacksonville Transportation Authority,
the Florida Department of Transportation,
and Runways Transportation Company
in celebrating the development of these
new services and community partnerships.
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
10a.m. at the
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190 South Lima Street
Baldwin, Florida 32234
For more information regarding this event,
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S November 16 at 7:00 pm
,' in the BCMS Auditorium
(',nt:i(:t pageant ::ordin.at's for f m,,re information:
,'.<[ 3ra nda H,:,dee 259-754-
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Notice is hereby given that the proposed ordinances whose titles
hereinafter appear, will be presented in a public hearing to the
Baker County Commissioners for possible adoption on Monday,
December 17, 2007 at 6:00 pm or as soon thereafter as possible,
and the Baker County Land/Local Planning Agency will review
on Thursday, November 15,2007 at 7:01 pm or as soon thereafter
as possible, at the Baker County Administration Building 55 North
Third Street, Macclenny, Florida. Copies of said ordinances may
be inspected by any member of the public in the Commissioner's
office, address stated above. On the date above-mentioned,, all
interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to the
proposed ordinance which is titled as follows:
AN ORDINANCE OF THE COUNTY OF BAKER, FLORIDA,
AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 91-1, AS AMENDED, REGARD-
ING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF THE ADOPTED COM-
PREHENSIVE PLAN, WITH RESPECT TO A PARCEL OF LAND;
BEING APPROXIMATELY 5.40 ACRES IN SIZE RELATING TOs
THE SMALL SCALE DEVELOPMENT AMENDMENT PROCE-
DURES ESTABLISHED IN SECTIONS 163.3215, FLORIDA STAT-
UTES, PURSUANT TO AN APPLICATION SUBMITTED BY ROB-
ERT M. MAYHALL; PROVIDING. FOR A CHANGE IN LAND USE
CLASSIFICATION FROM AGRICULTURE ZONE B TO RESIDEN-
TIAL ZONE C; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFEC-
2007- Robert Mayhall property
AN ORDINANCE located on CR 250
OF THE COUN- Sec 03 Twp,lS Rge 20
TY OF BAKER,
ACRES OF REAL Randl
PROPERTY URandall Rhoden
OWNED BYROB- property located on
EWoodlawn Rd. Sec 07
HALL, FROM L --2SRg 22
(AG 7.5) TO RESI-
2.5); PROVIDING SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
AN ORDINANCE OF THE COUNTY OF BAKER, FLORIDA,
AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 91-1, AS AMENDED, REGARD-
ING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF THE ADOPTED COM-
PREHENSIVE PLAN, WITH RESPECT TO A PARCEL OF LAND,
BEING APPROXIMATELY 5.54 ACRES IN SIZE RELATING TO
THE SMALL SCALE DEVELOPMENT AMENDMENT PROCE-
DURES ESTABLISHED IN SECTIONS 163.3215, FLORIDA STAT-
UTES, PURSUANT TO AN APPLICATION SUBMITTED BY RAN-
DALL AND JUDY RHODEN; PROVIDING FOR A CHANGE IN
LAND USE CLASSIFICATION FROM RESIDENTIAL ZONE E TO!
AGRICULTURE ZONE B; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY AND AN
AN ORDINANCE OF THE COUNTY OF BAKER, FLORIDA, RE-
ZONING 5.54 ACRES OF REAL PROPERTY OWNED BY RAN-
DALL AND JUDY RHODEN, FROM RESIDENTIAL (RCMH 1) TO:
AGRICULTURE (AG 7.5); PROVIDING SEVERABILITY AND AN:
Persons interested in commenting on the proposed changes may
appear and shall be given an opportunity to speak at the public
hearing or may send written comments to: Baker County Planning
Department, 81 North Third Street, Macclenny, Florida, 32063.
Copies of the ordinance are available for public inspection at the
Baker County planning Department. For additional information
please call (904) 259-3354.
NOTE: Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if any
member of the public desires to appeal any decision made at this
public hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings and
for that purpose may need to ensure that he/she transcribe a ver-
batim record of the proceedings, which record would include the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons need-
ing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in'
this proceeding should contact the Administration Department at
S(904) 259-3613 at least 48 hours prior to the time of the hearing.
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday November 1, 2007 Page 5
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At the Woody's ground breaking Tuesday (l-r) Fred DeWitt of Dakota Company general contractor, Mr. Rhoden, Parker Hudson,
owner of adjacent Baker Square, Macclenny City Manager Gerald Dopson, Frank Brown offinancer Mercantile Bank.
PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Ground broken for new Woody's,
an adjacent retail strip on South 6th
A section of the South 6th St.
commercial strip that has wit-
nessed an exodus of retailers
the past ten months got a shot
in the arm earlier this week with
5000 square .
rant replacing the one just to the
north will include a steak house
menu and be re-named Woody's
Steak House and BBQ, said
owner and chain franchisee Fred
Rhoden Jr.,He took over the ex-
: listing Woody's-location nearly
Five years ago.iMrn Rhoden has,
been looking for an expansion
avenue for several years, includ-
ing purchase and expansion of
the former ABC Liquors build-
ing to the east.
"We knew a while back we
needed more room at the exist-
ing restaurant, and we think now
this will be the best fit for the
area," said Mr. Rhoden, a Baker
County native who also owns a
Woody's in Orange Park.
The commercial zone took
a huge traffic and activity hit
earlier this year when Wal-Mart
moved from South 6th to the
SR 228-Interstate 10 location.
Winn-Dixie completed an ex-
tensive renovation earlier this
year, a prototype store coin-
ciding with the grocery giant's
emergence from bankruptcy.
But closer to the interstate
where the ABC store closed
several months ago, the new de-
velopment for which a ground-
breaking was held on October
30 should be good news for
existing retailers. The nearby
Hardee's was supposed to un-
dergo a renovation completed
next month, but the project has
Mr. Rhoden said he has ten-
tative plans to convert the exist-
into a sports
bar. The new
... steak house-
-',.. ....'.. also have a
.. full bar.
strip to the
north of the restaurant (see artist
rendering) is 3000 square feet,
and Mr. Rhoden said he'll be
casting about for tenants before
the expected completion in May.
General contractor for the proj-
ect is Dakota Co. Construction
A 17-year-old Macclenny
youth stopped for speeding on
SR 228 south the afternoon of
October 28 was driving on a li-
cense that had been suspended
Deputy Curtis Ruise said he
stopped a 2000 Dodge pickup
driven by the youth for going
83 in a 60 mph zone, and a com-
puter check turned up the prior
suspensions. The boy's parents
retrieved the vehicle, and said
they did not give him permis-
sion to have the truck. The youth
was ticketed for speeding.
Two days earlier, the same
suspect was named in a criminal
complaint for assault of a 14-
year-old male in a parking lot in
The younger boy was treated
at Fraser Hospital for a deep lac-
eration to the knee he sustained
when he fell against a parked ve-
hicle while being chased by the
suspect. Earlier, the youth drove
by the victim in a pickup truck
and sprayed him with standing
puddle water. He then confront-
ed the younger boy, who took
Another speeding motor-
ist pulled over near Interstate
10 and CR 12 south of Glen St.
Mary was arrested on a similar
charge after police learned -his
license had eight suspensions.
Deputy Sgt. Phil Duval said
he gave chase after he observed
the 1984 Ford Bronco driven by
Kevin Cohen, 30, of Jackson-
ville turn onto 125 from US 90
at a high speed about .1:30 am on
Gregory McGoogin, 44, of
Sanderson was arrested the after-
noon of October 22 for being at
the wheel of a vehicle involved
in a minor accident in the park-
ing lot of the Kangaroo store on
South 6th in Macclenny.
Deputy Claude Hurley said
the driver of the second car, Mi-
chael Willey, told him Mr. Mc-
Googin- was driving the 2008iat
the time, not companion Darlene
Dixon, 43, of Macclenny, who
initially said she was the driver
when the officer arrived.
Mr. McGoogin admitted he
was driving and he was arrest-
ed for driving on a license with
three prior suspensions.
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'Sews up' market for purses
Seamstress puts talents to work with custom designs
What started as a hobby and a
way to pass the time has turned
into an occupation for talented
seamstress Shirley Earnest.
The Macclenny resident's
knack for sewing is paying off
in ways she never dreamed.
Her custom-designed purses,
aprons and By
vests have Kelle
become lo- Y
call popu- Lannigan
larly those Pres Staff
fabric that appeals to fans of
college sports. She can hardly
keep up with the demand for Ga-
tor, Jaguar and Bulldog purses.
A recent search turned up a red
and black fabric with a Wildcat
design and she is now producing
bags with that emblem.
"No one is more surprised
by all this than me," said Ms.
Earnest, who grew up in Colum-
bus, Georgia. She is having fun,
making new friends and getting
out of the house not to men-
tion the welcome benefit of extra
She learned sewing in her
high school home econom-
ics classes and later worked in
sewing factories that produced
clothing. She has used this expe-
rience throughout her life, mak-
ing clothing for her family and
anything needed in the home
such as curtains and table cloths.
After moving to Macclenny 15
years ago, she worked as a wait-
ress and made clothing for the
bus ministry at Emmanuel Bap-
tist Church on Lowder Street.
As part of the church's out-
reach program, local children
from underprivileged areas
were invited to attend church
and when they didn't have a way
to travel, a bus was sent to pick
them up. Often, a child would
hesitate to come because of not
having "church clothes." That's
when Ms. Earnest would step
in and make the child an outfit
to wear. She sewed children's
clothes for the ministry until it
was discontinued several years
Nine storage garages are
entered by cutting locks
The locks -on nine storage a.vehicle that drove by the Force
units were severed at M&S residence v.hile the officer was
Mlini-Storage off Lo%\der St. there, and Mr. McSwain was
in Macclenny early last week, arrested after Deputy Taylor
and so far about $1600 in prop- stopped it off John Allen Rd.
erty has been identified as stolen The suspect allegedly admit-
from one of the units, ted to stealing two types of pre-
Owner Alex Robinson re- scription drugs, which he claims
ported the crime to the sheriff's he ingested, and a $300 necklace
department the afternoon of Oc- that was returned to Ms. Force.
tober 22, and tenants of all nine He is also charged with taking
garages were asked to inventory $20 cash.
contents. Deputy Erik Deloach A credit card stolen from
said Joseph Hollings reported Margaret Wirsching of Orange
a washing machine, television Park was used in Macclenny,
and stereo were missing from Glen St. Mary and Jacksonville
his unit; other tenants told police sometime after October 21 when
they were either checking con- it was taken from her purse at a
tents or they determined nothing Bradford County location. The
had been taken, amount of bogus charges was
Police were able to lift some not immediately available.
fingerprints from the garage Someone attempted to pry
doors. open a rear door with a screw-
In other cases, an ex-boy- driver at the residence of Mi-
friend was arrested for theft of chael Smyth off Cedar Creek
jewelry, prescription medica- Dr. He reported the incident
tion and a small amount of cash October 28, and nothing was re-
from a parked vehicle belonging ported missing from the home.
to Tracie Force during the early Ashlie Gibson called police
morning hours of October 28. October 28 to investigate when
The 1991 Chevrolet was she found the rear window bro-
parked at her residence off CR ken out of her 2007 Honda
127 north, and the victim told parked in a carport at her N.
Deputy Harold Taylor that Theo- College St. residence in Mac-
dore McSwain, 32, of Macclen- clenny. Nothing was taken from
ny had been there the previous the interior.
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After the bus ministry ended,
Ms. Earnest developed health
problems, including a lung dis-
order for which there is no cure.
the purse lady.
PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Much of her focus over the last
two years was spent adjusting
to living with her ailments. She
was often depressed and stopped
"My sister-in law who lives
in Geneva, Alabama also sews
and was having great success
with making custom purses and
scrubs to order, and she encour-
aged me to try it," says Ms. Ear-
nest. "My husband Glyn literally
pushed me into it."
Mr. Earnest felt his wife
needed a project, something to
be involved in that would help
take her mind off her health and
improve her spirits. According
to Ms. Earnest, it turned out to
be the best thfig that could have
Not having a pattern, she
made a few handbags by in-
stinct and began showing them
to people. The positive response
was immediate and she's been
producing them ever since.
She has never had to advertise.
The cloth bags just seem to sell
themselves. She jokes that peo-
ple have begun to refer to her as
"the purse lady." She estimates
she has made nearly 300 purses
the last year and a half.
"I always carry one with me
and someone always asks about
it," says Ms. Earnest. "Other la-
dies who buy them are always
being approached by women
who want to know "where did
you get that purse?"
The appeal of her handmade
purses has grown so large that
Ms. Earnest now carries a selec-
tion in her van and can readily
produce samples of her work.
When a lady orders a purse, she
can pick the fabric and the style
"I've begun to make diaper
bags lately which are good for
baby. shower gifts," said Ms.
Earnest. "I've also designed an
apron for children which has
pockets to keep crayons in. The
child can stand up at an easel to
draw and have the crayons right
at their fingertips.
Custom scrubs are popular
with dental and health care em-
ployees and aprons appeal to
waitresses. People seem to en-
joy being able to express a part
of their personality through the
fabric of their choice. If a person
loves flowers, horses or cats or
the Miami Dolphins, Ms. Ear-
nest can sew up a purse, apron
or set of scrubs in a fabric with
those designs. A client can also
furnish the fabric.
It's satisfying to give people
something they really like," says
Ms. Earnest. "And sewing is my
love. I'll do this as long as I'm
able. It couldn't have happened
at a better time for me."
Ms. Earnest can be reached at
The annual hearing by Baker
County's two state legislators
will be held on Tuesday, Novem-
ber 20 at 4:00 pm in the county
Both Senator Charles Dean
and Representative Aaron Bean
are expected to attend to discuss
likely issues that will come be-
fore the Florida Legislature next
The lawmakers also solicit
comments and requests for local
legislation at this annual event.
Sen, Dean is newly elected,
replacing Sen. Nancy Argenzia-
no who accepted an appointment
to the Florida Public Service
Rep. Bean will leave office
after the 2008 term because of
Anyone seeking information
on filing local bills or wanting to
be placed on the hearing agenda
should call 904-491-3664.
David P. Dearing
former Baker County Prosecutor
SERIOUS INJURIES CAUSED BY
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Theft victims pointfingers
to allegedly addicted relatives
in two recentproperty crimes
Younger relatives who allegedly have drug addictions were named
by victims of two property crimes the past week.
Robert Leighton, 30, of Macclenny was charged with petty theft
and shoplifting of tobacco products from Johnny's Snack and Gas
convenience store near Twin Bridges on October 27.
He was named as a suspect by his father Larry, owner of the store
just south of the state line on SR 121. The younger Leighton was
working as a store clerk the previous evening and admitted to Deputy
John Hardin he took 30 packs of cigarettes and cigars and stowed
them in a cooler that was later found. He is also suspected of taking
$83 from a cash.drawer.
Mr. Leighton was arrested on two second-degree misdemeanors,
and his family requested he remain jailed until he can be admitted to
Two days earlier, the same deputy investigated a home burglary off
CR 23D where the step-son of the victim was named as a suspect.
Barbara Porterfield said a $1600 diamond cluster ring was taken
from a box in her bedroom, along with a jar containing coins. She
returned home the evening of October 23 to find the property miss-
ing, and named Robbie Porterfield, 29, as a likely suspect. She told
Deputy Hardin the suspect has stolen-from the residence before.
Bizarre outbursts lead
to arrest ofRaiford man
A Raiford man who was ver-
bally confronting customers at
the Raceway station near Inter-
state 10 and SR 121 the after-
noon of October 26 was arrested
for disorderly conduct and pos-
session of medication for which
he did not have a prescription.
Deputy Curtis Ruise said
he was advised about 4:30 by
a passing motorist that Steven
Fautt, 21, was behaving in a bi-
zarre manner, and when he ar-
rived at the station the suspect
was standing by his 1991 Ford
and yelling at a customer who
was trying to calm him down.
Mr. Fautt was crying and agi-
tated, smelled. of alcohol and
had slurred speech, said Deputy
Ruise. He began yelling at a cus-
tomer at a gas pump and refused
to calm himself.
The officer during a routine
pat-down found. a ,plastic pill
container in the suspect's pants
pocket and it contained pain kill-
ers and anti-seizure medicine.
The evening of October 23,
Deputy John Hardin arrested
Rahdall Johns, 41, of Macclen-
ny for possession of drug para-
phernalia a bent beer can and
steel wool commonly used for
smoking crack cocaine..
The officer stopped Mr. Johns
on US 90 in Macclenny after
he was advised the suspect had
gone to several residences ask-
ing for money. The items were
on the front seat of Mr. Johns'
Don't go it alone
The Baker County
Cancer Support Group
First Thursday of month
Baker.Co.. y alth 0pm artm
Baker Coiiity Heailtkh DEpartment
NOTICE OF VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION
TOWN OF GLEN ST. MARY
ORDINANCE NUMBER 2007-04
NOTICE IS GIVEN that application has been made and
the Town Council intends to annex the following described
lands into the town limits of the Town of Glen St. Mary,
Baker County, Florida:
A parcel of property bounded on the North by Madison
Street, on the East by Wildcat Drive, on the South by US 90
and on the West by the East lines of Block 71 and block 72
of the Town of Glen St. Mary, Florida and more particularly
described as follows:.
This parcel is located within Section 36, Township 2 South,
Range 21 East, Baker County,
Florida; Begin at the intersec- 4 i6 "
tion of the North right of way _, 2.
line of US 90 and the West .J
right of the way line of Wild- a 10
cat Drive; thence N 12009'38" T 4
W, on said West right of way t|"$
line a distance of 907.07 feet,
more or less, to the intersec- LiwJ
tion of said West right of way r wF i
line with the South right of -
way line of Madison Street; Ij i R
thence S 77044'52" W, along 1 10 N
said South right of way line a t ja i
distance of 200.23 feet, more 'a
or less, to the intersection of -
said South right of way line U..HHIWYgo
and the Northeast comer of r 'f-"w ]
Block 72 of the Town of Glen
St. Mary; thence Southeasterly along the East side of Blocks 72
and 71 of the Town of Glen St. Mary a distance of 932.00 feet,
more or less, to the intersection with the North right of way line
of US 90; thence N 7759'27" E, 4.60 feet; thence N 30'47'23"
E, 36.80 feet; thence North 77059'27" E, 170 feet to the Point of
Beginning, said parcel containing 4.27 acres, more or less
This ordinance will come before the Town Council for first
reading on Monday, November 12, 2007 at 7:00 pm. The
second reading and vote for approval will be at the Town's
regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 20, 2007
at 7:00 pm. Agendas for regular and special meetings of
the Town Council and a copy of the above-referenced Or-
dinance may be obtained upon request from Donna Load-
holtz, Town Clerk, 10046 South Glen Avenue, Glen St.
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday November 1, 2007 Page 7
Startled but enthusiastic visitors exit the haunted jail. PHOTOBYKELLEYLANNIGAN
'Horror-filled maze entertains
at annual old jail Halloween Lest
BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Baker County folks got a
chance to have the starch scared
out of them during a two-night
frightfest held at the old jail on
McIver Street October 26 and
The annual Haunted Jail Hal-
loween Tour attracted scores of
people looking for a family at-
traction good for a few thrills
that wouldn't break the pocket
The event is a collaboration
between the Baker County His-
toric Society, which manages
the jail, and students from Baker
High. The maze-like cellblock
portion of the building is turned
into a pit of horror.
Inside, police officers with
flashlights (high school students)
escorted visitors on a stomach-
churning journey during which
the "undead" sprung forth from
dark, dungeon-like rooms filled
with smoke from dry ice and
illuminated by flashing strobe
lights. The effect was unnerv-
Those brave enough to take
the tour caught glimpses of
ghoulish monsters, zombies,
vampires, scenes from a night-
marish doctor's office and chain
saw wielding evil clowns lurch-
ing toward them in the flashing
As they left the haunted maze,
people looked dazed and relieved
to get back outside. Frightened
children clung to parents who
laughed shakily, trying to assure
them that it was all just make-
As one group made its exit, a
young man grabbed a porch col-
umn for support, shut his eyes
and breathed hard to still his
racing heart. He then exclaimed
to his friends, "I think I should
have worn my brown pants!"
"The students from the high
school help us with this each
,year," said Joan Waters of the
historical society. "The commu-
nity really seems to enjoy it."
Not everyone ventured in-
side the haunted old jail. Many
listened to the screams coming
from inside the dark building,
but remained a safe distance
away at the refreshment stand
which was manned by historical
society volunteers. Comments
such as "Man, no way am I goin'
in there," could be heard from
the restless crowd.
Of the haunted exhibits, par-
ticularly creepy was the "red
room" with its bright paint the
color of blood peeling from
the walls. Allegedly, an inmate
hanged himself from the over-
head light fixture. A scrap of
bedsheet still remains wound
tightly around the base of the
"The story associated with
this room always intrigues peo-
ple" said David Richardson,
president of the Historical So-
ciety. "The jail and historical
society is undergoing a renova-
tion, but someone suggested we
leave that one room just like it
is so people can g6t a fist-hand
impression of what the jail was
like in its early years. We might
W We offer you .
More is what you want.
More is what we have!
104 S. Fifth St., Macclenny
Stranded car struck by train
A Glen St. Mary youth jumped free of an approaching eastbound
CSX freight train the evening of October 27 after he drove his car
onto the tracks.
David Robinson, 17, told FHP Trooper Dan Myers he was dis-
tracted by a CD player and neglected to turn onto Franklin Ave. from
Jefferson Ave. about 8:30. He stranded his 1991 Pontiac on the tracks
by driving onto them from the south right-of-way.
Engineer Wylie Gilkey of Green Cove Springs activated the emer-
gency braking system, and the freight slowed to about 15 mph when
it struck the car, dislodging it from the tracks.
The Etagic of
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Breakfast in a Sack 2 eggs with bacon in a pita ... $2.49
3 Pancakes with Bacon...................... $5.49
BLT in a Pita................................. $3.49
(LUNCH & DINNER)
with French Fries & 16 oz. Drink
BBQ Pork Sandwich .........................$3.49
Roast Beef & Cheese Sub ..................$4.49
BBQ Wings ............................ 10 for $5.00
BBQ Rib Dinner ...............................$6.99
Catfish Dinner with 2 Vegetables .........$6.99
15 Pc. Shrimp Dinner with 2 Sides .......$7.99
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday November 1, 2007 Page 8
Funeral Mass for
James E. Coleman
Mike Gazdick, 87 dies October 25th
Margaret Virginia (Ginger)
Millikan Barber, 61, died Tues-
day, October 30, 2007. She was
born in Savannah, Georgia on
December 9, 1945 to the late
likan and ,,
SC and --
ried Stac- Ms. Barber
ey R. Bar-
ber September 27, 1969 at the
First United Methodist Church
in Macclenny, where she had re-
mained a member.
Mrs. Barber moved 35 years
ago from Miami to Macclenny,
where she became the executive
director of the Baker County
Chamber of Commerce, and
served on the Baker County
Economic Development Com-
mission and the Hospital Au-
thority of Baker County.
Mrs. Barber was also a stew-
ardess with National Airlines
prior to moving to Macclenny.
She avidly enjoyed traveling,
especially to Africa and Europe,
and snow skiing in Colorado
and abroad, along with water
sports. Mrs. Barber also owned
a 26-foot racing sailboat that
she manned by herself. She is
predeceased by children Baby
Boy Barber and Benjamin Rowe.
Family members include her
husband of 37 years, Stacey
Rowe Barber of Macclenny;
children Andrew. Oliver Barber.
of Tampa and Holly Rae Barber
Crews (Kyle) of Jacksonville
Beach; brothers Robert Millikan
(Kay) of Bluffton, Troy Mil-
likan (Sue) of Gainesville, GA,
and Michael Kerley of Savan-
nah; several nieces, nephews,
great-nieces and nephews; her
best friend of 30 years, Melba
Dedmon of Macclenny.
The funeral service will be
held Friday, November 2 at 3:00
pm in the V. Todd Ferreira Cha-
pel with Pastor Elmer Crews of-
ficiating. Interment will follow
in Woodlawvn Cemetery. The
family will receive friends on
Thursday, November 1 between
6-8 pm at V. Todd Ferreira Fu-
neral Services in Macclenny.
In lieu of flowers the family
requests a donation be made to
Community Hospice of North-
east Florida Gaston Acosta Rua
Center at 5450 Ramona Blvd.,
Jacksonville, FL 32205.
St Peters Anglican Fellowship
Minnesota Ave. Macclenny, Fla.
Sunday School 9:00 am
Sunday Service -10:00 am
Mt. Zion N.C.
121 North t 259-4461
Pastor Tim Cheshire
Sunday Sr.n)ol 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11.00 am
Sunday Evening Wlorship 6 00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 7.00 pm
Sanswered "Verly, very
Jesus answered, Verily, verily I
say unto thee, e.cepl a man be
born ol water and of Ihe Spirit,
he cannot enter into Ihe king-
dom of God" John 3 5
service October 28
Helen Elene Caldwell, 80,
died Friday, October 26, 2007.
She was born on November 19,
1926 in Macclenny to the late
Arch Thrift and Vessie Combs
Thrift. She was a life-long resi-
dent of Baker County and a
member of First Baptist Church
of Macclenny. Mrs. Caldwell
worked as a dental assistant for
20 years before retiring. She
enjoyed sewing, quilt making,
fishing and was very outgoing
and kind. She is .predeceased in
death by her husbands Cary A.
Barber and Elwood Caldwell;
brothers Ira Thrift and Rufus
Surviving ,family members
include her children Grant Bar-
ber (Delanna) of Daphne, AL,
and Cheryl Barber Shannon
(Pat) of Macclenny; brother-
in-law Joe Barber (Evelyn) of
Macclenny; sisters Willie Mae
Bass and Nettie Walker (B.J.),
and sister-in-law Reba Caldwell
of Jacksonville; grandchildren
Tammy Shannon, Scott Shan-
non, Douglas Barber (Jana),
Marty Stringer (Joe) and Carlos
Monteiro (Phyllis); seven great-
grandchildren and many nieces,
nephews and cousins.
The funeral service was held
at her church on Sunday, Octo-
ber 28, with Pastor Edsel Bone
officiating. Interment followed
at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu
of flowers, the family requests
donations to Northeast Florida
Community Hospice. Arrange-
ments were under the direction
of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Ser-
dies October 29th
Ralph Ellis Campbell died
Monday morning, October 29,
,2007. He was born November
11, 1937 to the late John W. and
Survivors include daughter
Laurie E. Methvin (Bob); sons
Jimmy Campbell and Steven
Campbell (Tanya); sister Libby
Elliot (Freddy); brothers John
Campbell, and Kenneth Camp-
bell; ten grandchildren and a
host of nieces, nephews and
A private memorial service
will be held for family members
later this week.
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
K Tom Pope, Pastor j
Since 1965, Bill Guerry has been assisting families in
their most difficult time. Guerry Funeral Home is proud
to serve the people of Baker County.
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U.S. O' E(ast, M Ncclenn
Michael John (Mike) Gazdick
Sr., 87, of Macclenny died Octo-
ber 26, 2007 at the Acosta Rua
Hospice Center in Jacksonville.
Mr. Gazdick was a native of
Hauto, Pennsylvania and moved
County Jr. H..
He was aCounty
1968; prin- Mr. Gazdick
cipal of the
former Baker County Jr. High
from 1970-72; superintendent
of Baker County schools from
1972-76, and also a four-year
member of the Baker County
He received a bachelor's de-
gree from State Teachers Col-
lege in East Stroudsburg, Pa. in
1947 and a master's degree in
education from the University
of Florida in 1969. Mr. Gazdick
was president of the Baker
County Cancer Society for six
years, secretary for the Mac-
clenny Lions Club for 23 years
and a life member; a referee for
youth Little League basketball
and football; a Little League um-
pire. He was instrumental in the
founding of both youth football
and basketball leagues in Baker
County and a lifelong supporter
Mr. Gazdick was in the US
Army for three years during
World War II and a longtime
member of St. Mary's Catholic
Church 'in Macclenny.
He is survived by his wife
of 56 years, Elizabeth Wansley
Gazdick of Macclenny; daughter
Mary Jean Nelson (Tim) of Jack-
sonville; son Michael J. Gazdick
Jr. of Atlanta; sister Margaret
Zabo of Lansford, Pa.; grandchil-
dren Theresa Elizabeth Nelson,
Brenda McCarter Nelson and
John Richard Nlelsoni numerous
ntgces and nephe% .
The funeral Mass for Mr.
Gazdick was held on October 30
at 11:00 am with Father Anthony
Sebra as celebrant.Interment will
follow later. The family requests
donations to the Macclenny Li-
ons Club, Acosta Rua Hospice
Center, the American Cancer So-
ciety or other charity. Guerry Fu-
neral Home of Macclenny was in
charge of arrangements.
Southern Joy to sing
Highlands Baptist Church,
US 301 N. in Lawtey will host
Jr. Combs and Southern Joy on
.Sunday evening, November 18
at 6:00 pm.
Come and be blessed.
First Assembly ,\
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Of God 1
Sunday School 9:30 am
Sunday Morning Worship 10:15 am -
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 pm
Exalting Christ Loving People --
S 206 N. Fifth St.,Macclennyastor: aul z Hale
Special Blessings School Readiness Center o 259-8466 Pastor: Paul & Liz Ha
Sunday \ Worship 11:00 am
Sunday\ E\ening 6:00 pmi
\Vednesday Night 7:00 pm
Youth Service Sun. 6:00 pm
Youth Service Wed. 7:00 pm
James E. Coleman, 73, of
Bryceville died Thursday, Octo-
ber 25, 2007. He was a member
of First Baptist Church of Max-
ville and served as a pulpwood
ed in death
sister Eve- Mr. Coleman
Survivors include wife Judy
L. Coleman; children Jeanie
Stephens (Jerry), Fran Carlton
(David), James Coleman Jr.
(Denise), Barbara Sue Ander-
son (Johnnie) and Patricia Cales
(Seth); granddaughters Kris-
tina, Rebeccah, Sarah, Hannah,
Robyn, Savannah, Rachel, Lau-
ren and Leah; grandsons, also
acting as pallbearers, Jon Ste-
phens, Robert Coleman, Derek
Anderson, Timothy Stephens,
Travis Carlton and Randall
Coleman; and 14 great-grand-
The funeral services were
held Sunday, October 28, 2007
at First Baptist Church of Max-
ville, with interment at Long-
branch Cemetery: Arrange-
ments by Giddens-Reed Funeral
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Where Everyone is Somebody and
Jesus is the Leader
Pastor Rev. Ernie Terrell
CHURCH OF CHRIST
573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am
Fellowship 10:30 am-11:00 am
.. \" \edo Bible5rju,
"- Sam F. Kilc/hitg
Dr. Randy Williams, Senior Pastor
Perry Hays, Associate Pastor
Sunday Morning Worship
Sunday Evening Worship
Wednesday Night Service
Radio WJXR 92.1 Sunday
Independent Pentecostal Church
Seventh St. & Ohio Ave., Macclenny
Sunday School 10:00 am
SCommon Ground Sunday 11:00 am
Common Ground Wed. (Teens) 7:00 pm
God Kids Sunday 11:00 am
God Kids Wednesday 7:00 pm
Fair & Reasonable Prices
270 North US Highway 301
Locally Owned & Operated
Pastor Mitch Rhoden
28 W Macclenny Ave.,
On Railroad Rd. in Midtowne Center behind WJXR
259-1199 or 305-2131
MNcka\ Scholarships for
E.S.E. & I.E.P. Student,
Financial Aid CTC Scholarships
"Home of the Eagles"
i alvary Baptist Churh
Sunday N eight Service 6:00 pm
Unit~d Cristan Churc &Acdem
523 North Boulevard W.
Four blocks north of Hwy. 90 in Macclenny
Pastor Donnie E. Williams ** 259-4529
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Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship .11:00 am
Sunday Evening Services 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting 7:00 pm
Pastor J. C. Lauramore Welcomes All
First Baptist Church
GLEN ST. MARY, FLORIDA
"A Beacon to Sunday School 9:45 AM
Baker County" Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 AM
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 PM
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday November 1, 2007 Page 9
Ira & Velma Green die in fire
Ira Green, 73, and his beloved wife of 53 years, Velma Catherine
Green, 68, tragically died late Saturday night, October 27, 2007. Mr.
Green was born February 14, 1934 in Raiford to the late Perry Mizelle
Green and Nita Forsyth Green. He was a life-long resident of Baker
County and worked for 15 years with the Baker County Road De-
partment. Mr. Green enjoyed help-
ing others and was a good-hearted
man. He had a wonderful sense of .- ,
humor and enjoyed fishing. '
Mrs. Green was born July 26, r' ''
1939 in Macclenny to Isaac Joseph
Manning and Esther Irene Hodg-
es. She was a life long resident
of Baker County and retired No--
vember 19, 1992 after 35 years of F ':
service from the Northeast Florida I1 .'~ i
State Hospital where she worked .,'
as Unit Treatment & Rehabilita- *I ,l.
tion Supervisor. Mrs. Green was Ira & Velma Green
a very generous and kind person
who was a caregiver to all. She
enjoyed football, NASCAR and television. She was predeceased by
her father Isaac Joseph Manning, sister Zelma Wheeler and brother
Survivors include Mr. Green's brothers Kirby Green of Hawthorne
and Lamar Green of Raiford; sisters Beatrice Johns of St. Augus-
tine, Lois Varnes of Lake Butler and Sherry Miller of Raiford; Mrs.
Green's mother Esther Irene Sirmans; nieces and nephews Danny
Manning, Anna Manning, Joey and Dena Manning, Cortney Benton,
Taren Martin, Debbie Jordan, Betty Yarbrough, Carla Richardson,
Susie Gray, Carl Wheeler, Steven Wheeler, Kathy Long and Little
Joey Manning; Mr. Green's nephew and best friend Little Joey Man-
The funeral service will be held Friday, November 2 at 11:00 am at
Raiford Road Church with Pastor John A. Raulerson officiating. In-
terment will follow in South Prong Cemetery. The family will receive
friends Thursday, November 1, between 5:00-8:00 pm at the church.
Arrangements are under the direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral
LeroyLynn Sr, 80,
dies October 24th
Roscoe William (Leroy) Lynn
Sr., 80, of Jacksonville died Oc-
tober 24, 2007 in Macclenny. He
was born October 5, 1927 to the
late Roscoe Lynn and the former
Mr. Lynn is survived by son
Rocky Lynn Jr (Faith).; daugh-
ter Diana Hiss (Walt); grandsons
Mike Lynn (Sheila) and Billy
Lynn (Charly); granddaughter
Kellie Beal (Chris).
The funeral service for Mr.
Lynn was held on Monday, Oc-
tober 29 in the chapel of Prest-
wood Funeral Home, Baldwin,
with Rev. Chris Drum of the First
Baptist Church of Baldwin offi-
ciating. Pallbearers were: Mike,
Billy, Brandon and Josh Lynn,
Chris Beal and Walt Hiss.
Roy Roberts, 78,
Mass October 29
Roy Roberts, 78, died
Wednesday, October 24, 2007.
He was born July 20, 1929 in
to the late
e rts moved
member of St. Mary's Catho-
lic Church and worked for the
Maryland public 'school sys-
erts enjoyed fishing, watching
television, NASCAR, and rid-
ing around town with his dog
Surviving family members in-
clude his wife of 51 years, Mary
Jeanne Roberts; sons Ronald
(Jayne), John, Charles, Kenneth
(Vanessa), Mark (Crysta) and
Stephen; daughters Kathleen
(Richard), Sharon, and Cheryl
(Timmie); 23 grandchildren;
five great-grandchildren; and
sister Barbara Ann Engelage
The funeral Mass was cel-
ebrated Monday, October 29 at
St. Mary's Catholic Church with
Father Jose Maniyangat as Cel-
ebrant. Interment followed at
Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrange-
ments were under the direction
of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Ser-
Every Monday 8:00 pm
Macclenny Church of Christ
5th and Minnesota
Open towfriends er
family members ofalcoholics.
of our mother,
Ruby Lee Davis
Its been a year since you left
all of us, but it doesn't make us
love you any less. A mother's
love is something no one can
take away or the memories we
have of you. We miss and love
you very much. We also know
you are dead asleep wait-
ing resurrection. Romans 6:7
states: "For he who has died
has been acquitted from sin."
Romans 6:23 states: "For the
wages of sin pays is death. But
the gift God gives is everlasting
life by Christ Jesus our Lord."
WRITTEN BY ANNETTE MASH,
ON BEHALF OF HER AND OTHER CHILDREN
JUDY, WANDA, TAMMY, RANDALL &
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
Everyone is invited to come
and enjoy an evening of South-
ern gospel music and good food.
For more information, call 386-
431-1536 or 904-964-3583.
Dinkins NCM Church
"THE SINGING EVANGELIST"
Saturday, November 3 at 7:30 pm
Refreshments will be served
Reverend Ernie Terrell
Jesus: The Way, The Truth and The Life
Sunday School 10:00 A.M. Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 PAM.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 A.M. Wed. Eve. Worship 7:30 P.M.
Pastor Rev. Shannon Conner
North 6th Street; Macclenny 259-3500
Come and magnify the Lord and worship with us
Glen Friendship Tabernacle
Clinton Ave. Glen St. Mary
WJXR Radio Service Sunday.... 8:30 am
Morning Worship Service...... 10:30 am
Children's Church ............ 11:30 am
Evangelistic .................. 6:00 pm
Bible Study (Wed.).............. 7:30 pm
Rev. Albert Starling Home: 259-3982 Church: 259-6521
- 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.
of our mother,
Pearl L. Paige
You were a precious gift from
God above, So much beauty,
grace and love. Your smile so
bright, even on the bad days.
You didn't ,
want to go
You loved A
on tight, Ms. Paige
the strength was gone and you
could no longer fight.
God had called your name
before, but this time you knew
you couldn't make him wait
So you gave your hand to God
with Auntie Hilda by your side
and slowly slept away. Knowing
that with out love, we will be
together again some day.
YOUR SISTER HILDA AND YOUR CHILDREN
WILBUR, TOTSIE, HENRY, MORRIS,
VERNON, RITA AND ROOSEVELT,
AND ALL YOUR GRANDCHILDREN
Pearl L. Paige
Its has only been a year since
you've been gone.
But I could have sworn you
were just here yesterday.
Your soft hands,
Just a faint touch
I heard you yelling my name,
Just an echo in my head.
I saw you looking at me,
Just a watchful stare.
I think about you everyday, but
it just isn't the same seeing you
That's why every night I kneel
on my knees and pray, Lord,
save my soul, so I can see my
blue-eyed Nana once again.
*' .. .... LOVE,
KRISSY AND POOH-POOH
The annual fund raiser of
the Baldwin United Methodist
Women will be held November
3 at the church. There will be
chicken dinners, a bake and craft
sale along with a white elephant
Proceeds will benefit the
"Sunshine Fund" and missions.
The church is located at 51 S.
Chestnut Street in Baldwin.
Event begins at 9:00 am.
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
Nciw Hope tfor the Community
P-ve Churches Roadi
Hwy. 127 Sandcrson, FL
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Wed. Night Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
I'idelll lWilliams -Pastor
Pearl L. Paige
It's been a whole year, that life
without you here, has gone by.
Closing my eyes, I can just
reminisce of the good days and
bad days that I miss.
The times you heard my muf-
fling cry. Saying "girl what's
the matter now?"
Then you would say, "baby
hush that fuss" because every-
thing's gonna be alright.
The secrets I told you, that you
kept inside, even when I was
wrong, you never judge or hurt
me, but made sure to tell me
Words you spoke with love and
meaning, seem to give much
Even though you're gone, your
spirit lives on.
And Nana, we still have one
LOVE YOUR GRANDDAUGHTER,
MIKESHA BOWDEN (POP FORWARD)
The family of Raymond M.
Hines would like to thank ev-
eryone who sent cards, flowers,
food, phone calls and prayers
during our time of loss. A special
thanks to Rev. Albert Starling
for a wonderful service and also
the Ladies of Glen Friendship
Tabernacle for preparing the de-
licious food for the viewing and
after the funeral and thanks to
the Hurd family for singing.
God bless ya'll.
A Day of Praise
\\e are looking for choirs.
soloists and/'or bands of
all denominations and
faiths to participate in:
A Day of Praise
10:00 am 4:0(0 pm
Call Ilagi Taber
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First Baptist Church
CR 229 S., Sanderson FL
Sunday School ....... 10:00 am
Sun. Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sun. Evening Worship .6:00 pm
Wed. Eve. Bible Study ..7:00 pm
AWANA Wed. Night.. 7:00 pm
Pastor Bob Christmas
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Corner of Osceola Road &
if Saturday, November 3, 2007 ,
A-3" 10:00 am- 4:00 pm
*Cake Walk .Crafts
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N. friends and customers
for making our
Annual Open House
,event a great success.
\Winner of a $50 Gift Certificate
Beth Harvey .
SLatiy-A-VWaly Inow for Chlristmas! i,-
S5': %\ill hold )'ou-'r purclia-e thru Decen-l'er
110 S. 5th Street
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Dr. Nancy E. Davie
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
259-1758 117 S. Fifth St.
** Child, Adolescent, Adult & Marital Therapy *
250 North Lowder St., Macclenny 259-5700
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday November 1, 2007 Page 10
Maria Kay Stepp and Chris-
topher Ross Wheaton were mar-
ried Saturday, October 20, 2007
at Celebration Park in Glen St.
Mary after a 7 year relation-
ship. Maria is the daughter of
Diana McHale of Middleburg
and Steve Stepp of Jacksonville.
Christopher is the son of James
and Sandra Wheaton of Mac-
Maria is employed by Vystar
in Macclenny and Christopher is
employed at the Wal-Mart Dis-
After a cruise to the Baha-
mas, the couple will reside in
1 1 veterans to
The 18th annual Veteran's Day
award ceremony will be held on
the grounds of Northeast Florida
State Hospital on November 8
at 9:00 am. Eleven combat vet-
erans, both living and deceased,
will be recognized with plaques.
Posthumous recognition will
be given to Clifford A. Bargeron,
Thomas B. Roberts, T.J. Rauler-
son and James P. Rutherford.
Living veterans include Gary
F. Burnsed, Nathan F. Burnsed,
Luclare P. Chessman, Patrick M.
McGauley and James F. Tyson.
The event is organized by Her-
bert O. Hicks, Baker County's
veteran service officer. Contact
him at 259-2516 if you know of
any Baker County veterans who
merit recognition and plaques.
the upcoming -
in ne\t week's s pi-per.
Checl. iCut the O-
Ilc..il merchants ,indl
thi _-r pecials tor ,
the- upComing ,
holiday\ _eain' .
Ms. Burnsed and Mr. Thompson
The parents of Amanda
Bursed and Craig Thompson
are happy to announce their en-
Amanda is the daughter of
Dennis and TeresaWigglesworth
of Glen St. Mary and Dwight
Jones of Sanderson. Craig is
the son of Steve and Marsha
Thompson of Sanderson.
( A summer 2008 wedding is
Timothy Carter Jr. announc-
es the birth of his baby sister,
Neavaeh Faith Jo Carter. She
was born October 3, 2007 at Or-
ange Park Medical Center and
weighed nine pounds, two ounc-
es and was 2114 inches long.
Proud parents are Samantha
Hunter and Timothy Carter of
obituaries & pictures
Thank you $6.00
(for 50 words)
Thanks to all the Baker Coun-
ty fairgoers who made donations
to the Bountiful Harvest Fair
Scene that benefited the Baker
County Council on Aging's
building fund. You helped our
fund grow by $339.65 and the
Neighborly Seniors account by
93.02. Robert Brannan, the fair's
livestock chairman, presented
the winning ticket to Amanda
Rhoden from Glen St. Mary for
the entire scene.
Thanks to the master garden-
ers and farmers of Baker County
and the Georgia Bend for donat-
ing items for the scene, and to
dozens of other individuals and
organizations like the Florida-
Georgia Iris Society, the Baker
County Garden Club, the Riv-
erside Garden Club and Baker
County extension office.
All of you are welcome to
stop in at the Council on Aging
for fellowship, entertainment,
a meal or any other service we
offer the senior citizens of our
April Craft, president
BCCOA Advisory Council
Feefree for veterans
Okefenokee National Wild-
life Refuge will participate in a
fee-free day on Sunday, Novem-
ber 11 in recognition of Veterans
All day use entrance fees for
U.S. veterans, members of the
armed forces and their families
will be admitted free of charge
on Veterans Day at the east en-
trance, southwest of Folkston
and the west entrance at Stephen
Foster State Park.
Model air show
There will be a model air
show on Saturday, November
3 from 9:00 am-5:00 pm at the
Model Air Park two miles north
of Glen on 125.
There will be candy drop, old
cars on display and concessions.
All proceeds go to the American
For more information, www.
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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 SWA/
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 degrees 52'55" E, 693.76 feet;
thence S 0 degrees 13'30" W, 140 feet and to
the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue S 0
degrees 13'30" W, 160 feet; thence S 89 degrees
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.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
of Baker, Florida
By: Bonnie Palleschi
Bonnie Palleschi, Deputy Clerk
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
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
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO.: 02-2007-0211-DR
JULIE C. THOMAS,
CHRISTOPHER M. POSTEN,
NOTICE OF ACTION
To: Christopher M. Posten
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Petition
to Establish Paternity Unconnected with Dissolu-
tion of Marriage has been filed against you, in the
above styled Court, and you are required to serve
a copy of your written response to Charles Daniel
Sikes, PA., 817 MacMahon Street, Starke, Florida
32091, on or before November 22, 2007, and file
the original with the Clerk of Court, Macclenny,
Florida 32063, either before service on the above
named attorney or immediately thereafter, other-
wise a Default will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Petition.
ORDERED at Macclenny, Baker County, Flori-
da, this 29th day of November, 2007.
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: Sherri Dugger
As Deputy Clerk
Charles Daniel Sikes, P.A.
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STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
NOTICE OF INTENT TO FIND THE BAKER COUNTY
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT
ADOPTED BY ORDINANCE 2006-49
NOT IN COMPLIANCE AND'THE
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT
ADOPTED BY ORDINANCE NO. 2006-50
DOCKET NO. 07-1-NOI-0201-(A)-(N)
The Department gives notice of its intent to
find the Amendment(s) to the Comprehensive
Plan for Baker County, adopted by Ordinance No.
2006-49 on April 16, 2007, NOT IN COMPLIANCE
and Ordinance No. 2006-50 on April 16, 2007, IN
COMPLIANCE, pursuant to Sections 163-3184,
163-3187 and 163-3189, FS.
The adopted Baker County Comprehensive
Plan Amendment(s), the Department's Objections,
Recommendations and Comments Report (if any),
and the Department's Statement of Intent to find
the Comprehensive Plan Amendment(s) Not In
Compliance will be available for public inspection
Monday through Friday, except for legal holidays,
during normal business hours, at the Baker County
Planning and Zoning Department, 81 North 3rd
Street, Macclenny, Florida 32063. *
Any affected person, as defined in Section
163.3184, F.S., has a right to petition for an admin-
istrative hearing to challenge the proposed agency
determination that the Amendment(s) to the Baker
County Comprehensive Plan are In Compliance, as
defined in Subsection 163.3184(1), F.S. The peti-
tion must be filed within twenty-one (21) days after
publication of this notice, a copy must be mailed or
delivered to the'local government and must include
all of the information and contents described in
Uniform Rule 28-106.201, F.A.C. The petition must
be filed with the Agency Clerk, Department of
Community Affairs, 2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100. Failure to timely
file a petition shall constitute a waiver of any right
to request an administrative proceeding as a peti-
tioner under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. If
a petition is filed, the purpose of the administrative
hearing will be to present evidence and testimony
and forward a recommended order to the Depart-
ment. If no petition is filed, this Notice of Intent
shall become final agency action.
S This notice of Intent and the Statement of
Intent for those amendments) found Not In Com-
pliance will be forwarded by petition to the Division
of Administrative Hearings (DOAH) of the Depart-
meht of Management Services for the scheduling
of an Administration Hearing pursuant to Sections
120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The purpose of the ad-
ministrative hearing will be to present evidence and
testimony on the noncompliance issues alleged by
the Department in its Objections, Recommenda-
tions and Comments Report and .Statement of
Intent in order to secure a recommended order for
forwarding to the Administrative Commission.
Affected persons may petition to intervene
in either proceeding referenced above. A petition
for intervention must be filed at least twenty (20)
days before the final hearing and must include
all of the information and contents described in
Uniform Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C. Pursuant to Sec-
tion 163.3184(10), F.S., no new issues may be
alleged as a reason to find a plan amendment not
in compliance in a petition to intervene filed more
than twenty one (21) days after publication of this
notice unless the petitioner establishes good cause
for not alleging such new issues within the twenty
one (21) day time period. The petition for inter-
vention shall be filed at DOAH, 1230 Apalachee
Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3060, and a
copy mailed or delivered to the local government
.and the Department. Failure to petition to intervene
within the allowed time frame constitutes a waiver
of any right such a person has to request a hearing
pursuant to Section 120.569 and 120.57, ES., or to
participate in the administrative hearing.
After an administrative hearing petition is
timely filed, mediation is available pursuant to
Subsection 163.3189(3)(a), ES., to any affected
person who is made a party to the proceeding
by filing that request with the administrative law
judge assigned by the Division of Administrative
Hearings. The choice of mediation shall not affect a
party's right to an administrative hearing.
-s-Mike McDaniel, Chief
Office of Comprehensive Planning
Department of Community Affairs
2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
BY THE'BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
Notice is hereby given that the Board of County
Commissioners of Baker County, Florida will con-
duct a public hearing and adoption of the proposed
Ordinance whose title hereinafter appears, to be
heard Monday, November 19, 2007 commencing
at 6:00 pm at 55 North Third Street, Macclenny,
Florida. A copy of the proposed Ordinance may
be inspected by any member of the public at the
office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the Baker
County Courthouse in Macclenny, Florida. On the
date above mentioned, all interested parties may
appear and be heard with respect to this proposed
An ordinance of the Board of County
Commissioners of Baker County, Flor-
ida; relating to regulation of water and
wastewater utilities within Baker County,
Florida; providing a title and authority;
providing definitions establishing and
providing for authority, powers and du-
ties; providing utility related regulations;
providing for appointment of hearing of-
ficers; providing for the fixing of rates;
providing for the issuance, extension,
sale, assignment or transfer or amend-
ment of franchises, providing for the
establishment of fees and charges; pro-
viding for conduct of hearings; providing
reporting requirements; providing for
procedures, notices and conduct of hear-
ings; providing for enforcement and pen-
alty provisions; providing for appellate
review; providing for a repeal provision;
providing for directions to the codifier;
severability and an effective date.
Baker County Board of Commissioners
55 North Third Street
Macclenny, Florida 32063
INVITATION TO BID
MAINTENANCE/SERVICE FOR TRANE
AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM
AT THE BAKER COUNTY COURTHOUSE
The Baker County Board of Commissioners is
currently soliciting proposals until 3:00 pm on
November 14, 2007 for the following: Qualified
service providers for the air conditioning/heating
system for the Baker County Courthouse. The sys-
tem consists of a Trane model numbers:
Medium coil module section MCCAKOOD60864
Fan section MCCAKOOD60865
Medium coil module section MCCAKOOD60868
Fan section MCCAKOOD60869
The successful respondent will be required to
provide proof of qualifications to service the afore-
mentioned equipment on a monthly, quarterly and
annual inspection basis.
All Work must be performed by a licensed person
and be in compliance with State and local codes.
Scope of work can be picked up at 55 North Third
Street, Macclenny, Florida 32073 or by email at
Please submit bids to: Baker County Board of
Commissioners, Attention: Sara Little at 55 North'
Third Street, Macclenny, FL 32063.
The Board of County Commissioners reserves
the right to reject any and all bids for any reason
HIGGINBOTHAM'S TOWING & RECOVERY
P.O. BOX 1120, US 90 WEST
GLEN ST. MARY, FL. 32040-1120
Phone (904) 259-4375* FAX (904) 259-6146
The following vehicle will,be sold at public
auction November 16, 2007 at 10:00 am, at Hig-
ginbotham's Towing & Recovery, US 90 West, Glen
St. Mary, FL. 32040.
2000 Chevy 4x4
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO.: 02-2007-CA-0104
PATRICIA L. FISH, Trustee of the
Benjamin F. Fish Revocable Living
Trust U/A dated August 9, 2001 and
PATRICIA L. FISH, Trustee of the
Patricia L. Fish Trust Revocable
Living Trust U/A dated August 9,
KEVIN A. ZIEMINSKI, JR. and ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF KEVIN A. ZIEMINSKI, JR. (if any),
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to an
Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in
the above-captioned action, I will sell the property
situate in Baker County, Florida, described as fol-
Lot 10 of the Family Oak Estates subdivision as
recorded in Plat Book 2 Page 97 and 98 of the cur-
rent public records of Baker County, Florida.
Together with 1987 Conn Single Wide Mo-
bile Home, ID#CHCEGAA6147008840, Title
at public sale to the highest and best bidder for
cash, at the front door of the Baker County Court-
house, Macclenny, Florida, AT 11:00 a.m. on the
27th day of November, 2007.
THOMAS "AL" FRASER
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Bonnie M. Palleschi
BY: DEPUTY CLERK
Monday & Thursday
Macclenny Church of Christ
5th and Minesota
2t75-3617 or 259-8257
November 4th at 6pm
Church is located at Seventh St. & Ohio Avenue
Church Phone 259-3548
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday November 1, 2007 Page 11
Greg Williams (left) eludes a Bulldog defender during one of his nine runs Friday; (above) Wildcats link arms before the game in a show of unity. Below: Several Baker County defenders
pile on a Suwanee rusher. Photos courtesy of BakerCountySports.com
Wildcats are playoff-bound after win
W runner is considering oVLr Se
runner is considering over Suwannee-Live Oak Friday
3 options for college
BY ANDREW BARE
Give Lucious Lee a chance to run over a defender, and
he'll seize it with little hesitation. Give him a chance to
answer a question with a simple "yes" or "no," and he'll
take it with no hesitation.
Lee.isn't the talkative sort. But his performance on the
field requires little bragging. Operating in an offense that
relies heavily (and at times almost exclusively) on its run-
ning game, Lee is both a featured back and a favorite target
for opposing linebackers. With 973 yards on 127 carries,
Lee ranks second on the Wildcats in
rushing. (Quarterback Carlos Holton i
is number one) He has carried the
ball more often than any Wildcat.
"I kind of like it," Lee said of be-
ing the focus of opposing teams. ,
It's one thifig for a running back
to carry a heavy load. It's another for 'i-
him to carry that load on a pair of
questionable hamstrings, as Lee has
done all season. In Baker County's
28-21 win over Raines on September
21, Lee gained 186 yards on 12 car-
ries. Impressive, especially consider-
ing the senior could barely walk on
And he was able to gain 100 yards
and tote the ball 20 times in the win
over Suwanee despite his hamstrings
flairing up again. Ronald Lee, Lu-
cious' father and Baker County's run-
ning backs coach, was torn watching
his son on the sidelines. As a coach,
he needed his star running back in the
game against a district opponent. As
a father, it was heart-breaking.
"As a dad, it does bother me," the
Coach Ron Lee
elder Lee said. "But I'm his dad and coach too. Friday was
hard, because when he got hurt, it was his hamstring and
groin. When I looked over at him, he was crying. If he's
crying, he's really hurt."
Lucious was able to grit his teeth and gut his way
through the game. Ron Lee has been coaching his son ever
since Lucious began playing youth football, with the ex-
ception of Lucious' two-year stint at Baker County Middle
One of the areas where Ron Lee has trained his son is
the weight room. Lucious, who is listed at 5'10 on Baker
County's roster and at 5'9 on the recruiting website Scout.
com, won the 1A State weightlifting title when he bench-
pressed 390 pounds.
"I just work hard," Lucious said. "I put in a lot of
hours in the weight room. Many hours. About 20 hours
But for all the numbers Lee has posted at Baker County,
perhaps the most important to his future is the one he likely
will never achieve: 6'0. In a college game where the play-
ers continue to get bigger and faster, running backs who
don't measure 5'10 don't often get many looks from col-
lege scouts, unless they're blazing fast. And Lee, whose
40-yard dash time is listed on Scout at 4.75 seconds (4.4
seconds is generally considered very good), doesn't fit
the mold of the ideal tailback nowadays, especially as the
game evolves to feature more wide-open, spread option
Lucious readily admits that he uses his height as a mo-
tivating factor. His father, for one, has no doubts about Lu-
cious' ability compete at the Division 1 level.
"You have a lot of teams out there that are going back
to a basic running back," Ron Lee said. "You've got a
lot more teams that are looking for running backs, not so
much speedster guys, but guys they can give it to when
they need to. And he'll be that back. He's a durable back
Lucious said Monday that he had received strong in-
terest from Western Michigan, Ball State and Central
Florida. Though both Lee and the colleges are waiting on
the senior's transcript before any scholarship offers are ex-
tended, Lee said he was leaning toward UCF because of
the school's proximity to home.
For now, Lee's just 27 yards away from his second
1,000-yard rushing season in a row. If Baker County hopes
to succeed in the playoffs, the Wildcats will need the se-
nior to continue acting as a target for opposing defenses.
BY ANDREW BARE
Baker County used a balanced rushing attack
led by quarterback Carlos Holton to beat Suwan-
nee High-Live Oak 36-21 Friday night and es-
sentially guarantee the Cats a trip to the regional
Holton scampered for 275 yards and two
touchdowns on 23 carries. Beyond that, the se-
nior QB converted several long third downs with
"Pretty much everything he did [Friday] was
spectacular," head coach Bobby Johns said.
"Thank goodness he's on our side, is all I can
The Wildcats seemed poised early Friday
night to rout -the Bulldogs, who are now 3-4
overall and 0-3 in the district. Suwannee was
able to convert a 3rd and 12 on the first pos-
session of the game, thanks to a scramble from
quarterback David Campbell. But,Cainpbll
fell short on another third-down scramble, *
and the Bulldogs were forced to punt.
The Wildcats took advantage on the ensu-
ing possession. Holton kept the ball on a 3rd
and nine, option read play and scampered 25
yards to the Bulldog 24-yard line. And the
quarterback was responsible for keeping the
drive alive on 4th and nine when he ran for 10
yards. Greg Williams, who would eventually
contribute 81 yards on nine carries, finished
the drive with an 11-yard touchdown run.
Baker County missed the extra point, but
a lucky bounce gave the Wildcats a golden
opportunity. On the ensuing kickoff Lucious
Lee, who was largely contained by the Bull-
dogs' rush defense, saw the ball squib off the
side of his foot. Once the ball hit the turf, it spun
right back into the oncoming Wildcat players.
Baker County recovered the inadvertent on-side
kick, and grabbed a 14-0 lead when Holton took
it in from 24 yards out. Holton shoveled a pass to
Williams for the two-point conversion.
But just as the Wildcats seemed on the verge
of an easy victory, their troublesome pass defense
bit them once again. On the Bulldogs' first play,
Campbell threw a 68-yard touchdown pass over
the head of Harold Moore. The sophomore was
able to get a hand on the ball, but the Suwannee
receiver hauled it in and took it to the end zone.
"We got burned because we lined up improp-
erly," Coach Johns said. "We lined up wrong, still
batted the ball, but then they come down with it.
It still could have been an incomplete pass had
we made the play on it."
The Wildcats, however, responded exactly in
the way their coach demanded. They embarked
on a marathon drive from deep within their own
territory that took almost eight minutes off the
clock and resulted in a two-yard touchdown run
by Lee. The back-breaker came on 3rd and 17
The Wildcats clinched a playoff berth
with their win over Suwannee, and a lot of
other district standings became clear as teams
squared off against district rivals.
Raines knows it has a playoff berth in sight
after a 33-21 win over Bishop Kenny on Fri-
day. If the Vikings beat Jackson on Friday they
will be in the playoffs. Raines got an 87-yard
kickoff return in the second half from James
Williams to break open a close game. Bishop
Kenny came roaring back to tie it at 21 at the
end of the third quarter, but Raines got a 65-
yard drive to seal the game.
In other games involving past Wildcat
opponents, Bradford defeated Interlachen
43-7 as Robert Boswell, Jernard Beard and
Chuckie Covington combined for 271 yards
Bolles blanked West Nassau 31-0 to remain
undefeated. The Warriors are 4-5 this season.
Ocala Vanguard lost to Gainesville East-
side 34-3, and Union County defeated Dixie
from the Suwannee 29-yard line, when Holton
kept the ball on an option and ran it 24 yards. Af-
ter the touchdown and two-point conversation,
Baker County had a 22-7 lead.
"It's real big," Coach Johns said. "Suwannee
was not the offensive team that Bishop Kenny
was, but they could hurt you offensively with
that quarterback running and throwing."
Suwannee proved the truth of Coach Johns'
words when, on its ensuing drive, Campbell ran
a draw out of a spread formation and rumbled 23
yards for a touchdown. It was not the last time he
would burn the Wildcats with that play.
Up 22-14, Baker County received the kick-off
at its own five-yard line with less than 1:30 on
the clock. It looked for all the world like a situ-
ation where the Wildcats would run up the mid-
dle, earn a first down and go into the half content
with an eight-point lead.
Coach Johns didn't think that way. After the
Wildcats marched to their 30-yard line, Holton
broke a magnificent, field-reversing, tackle-
breaking 69-yard run to the Bulldog one-yard
line. He punched it in on the very next play, giv-
ing Baker County a 30-14 halftime lead.
"We were hoping to score," Coach Johns said.
"The reason being that we had played about as
good on offense as we could play in the first half.
And I wanted to try and get as many points on
the board as I could before they had a chance to
make adjustments in the second half."'
It proved a wise decision.
Though Holton notched a 40-yard touchdown
run on a bobbled snap in the Wildcats' first drive
of the second half, Baker County was largely shut
down after the break. Things became uncomfort-
ably close when, in the third quarter, Campbell
again swept through the Wildcat defense with
a draw out of the spread formation for a touch-
down, making the score 36-21. Coach Johns said
the two draws were successful because Baker
County had moved a safety out of the middle of
the field to defend the multiple receivers Suwan-
nee used on the play.
After Campbell's second touchdown, the
Wildcats kept defensive back Darvin Ruise in
the middle of the field. The strategy worked
when the sophomore intercepted a.deep pass in
the fourth quarter. But the Bulldogs had one last
Still down 15, Suwannee gathered in a punt
at the Baker County 40-yard line midway
through the fourth quarter. Three plays later,
with his team facing 3rd and 15, Campbell
completed a 32-yard pass deep into Wildcat
But unlike what happened so often last
year, Baker County dug in tostave, off a ate
game disaster. After Hank Farmer stopped
Campbell behind the line for a three-yard loss
on 3rd and eight, the Bulldogs faced 4th and
11 from their 13. Campbell threw a strike to
his receiver in the end zone. But though the
play was initially ruled a touchdown, the of-
ficials reversed their call and ruled the play
an incompletion. The Wildcats still had to run
down the clock. But they had essentially won
the game on that play.
S "That was huge," Coach Johns said. "Be-
cause now we're looking at them being down
one score, you know they're going on-side,
five and a half minutes to go in the game.
", There's plenty of time.
"You don't see those types of calls over-
turned very often. It was definitely not a catch."
With a 3-1 district record, Baker County can
finish no lower than second in the district. When
Raines and Jackson play November 2, the Wild-
cats will be interested spectators. A Raines vic-
tory would give Baker County a district cham-
pionship, while a Jackson win would slot the
Wildcats into the "wildcard" position.
But for all the good news coming out of Me-
morial Stadium Friday, not everything worked
flawlessly. The Wildcats again struggled with
their passing game; Baker County could gain only
three yards through the air, and Holton threw an
interception at a crucial point in the game. While
Coach Johns has always used a run-heavy of-
fensive scheme, the Wildcats' passing game has
largely fallen apart in recent weeks.
"I don't really have an answer for that," Coach
Johns said. "We have not worked [the passing
game] one minute less in practice than we did
last year or the beginning of this year or any oth-
er year I've had. For whatever reason, we're not
throwing it well. When we do throw it, we're not
catching it well."
'Cats to end regular season Friday
with 1-7 Potter's House Christian
Coach Bobby Johns' pre-sea-
son plan is turning out just like
he envisioned when he gazed
into the crystal ball while mak-
ing up his schedule. Johns put
the brunt of his face-mask bend-
ing, helmet-denting games"in the
middle of the season, so that if
the Cats got into the playoffs they
would have a slightly easier time
in their final game, then have an
open date to rest and recuperate.
That's the way it worked. The
win over Suwannee County on
Friday night assured the Cats of
a playoff spot. Now if Raines can
manage to defeat rival Jackson
this coming Friday, the Wildcats
could host a playoff game as dis-
If Jackson pulls out the win
and seals the district crown, the
Cats will have to file onto buses
to travel to playoffs. Either way,
the creative scheduling plays into
the Wildcats' hands.
Johns scheduled Potter's
House Christian, a small 1-A
Jacksonville school with a 1-7
record, for the final game of the
season and reserved his open
date for the end of the season.
The Cats will still prepare hard
for Potter's House, but even the
Lions' supporters would agree
that its not the same as preparing
for Raines or Jackson or Suwan-
nee. It's a chance perhaps to rest
some starters and give valuable
game experience to substitutes.
The Cats are in pretty good
shape physically. They have
some bumps and knocks from
Friday's physical game with Su-
wannee, but nothing that won't
One thing's for sure, the Cats
will know going into Friday's
game if they are the district
champ or runners-up. Raines
plays the remainder of its games
in the afternoon because of
threats of violence. So come
game time Friday night, Baker
County will know the outcome
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30 ft. Dutchman travel trailer, excel-
lent condition, $8500.912-843-2750.
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
Really nice trailer! 2003, 16x7 Cargo
Craft Explorer trailer, %4" plywood floor
and doors, 4 wheel electric brakes on
tandem axle, like -new, $3000. 613-
Happy Fall Ya'll! The Franklin Mercan-
'tile'is'rnow 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-
crete or asphalt milling; also fill dirt.
Antique breakfront buffet, breakfront
china cabinet, buffet, all mahogany, can
be seen at Southern Charm. 259-4140.
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.
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
canvases, drawing pads and much
more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
Street, 259-3737. tfc
Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece,
excellent condition. Southern Charm
Large 15 ton psi log splitter with 12
HP electric start on single axle trailer,
$700 OBO; 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass,
new tires, runs good, $700 OBO. 904-
2006 Mahindra tractor, 20 HP, diesel,
4x4 with front end loader and attach-
ments, $10,500; 2006 Artic Cat, 4x4,
500 BDX, automatic, $5000; both are
like new, tractor (28 hours) and Artic
Cat (95 hours). Call Lewis Johnson at
904-375-2522. 11/1 p
2005 Honda Rancher 350 ATV, 4x4,
green, electric shift, less than 400
miles, extended service contract, like
new, $3850. 904-786-1078. 11/1p
Seasoned oak firewood. Cut and split
to fit modern heaters and fireplaces.
Can deliver. $90 long bed truckload,
$50 Y load or you can pick up for $15
less. 653-1149. 11/1p
2001 Yamaha Blaster 200 4 wheeler,
blue, runs great, $1500. 904-708-3645
leave message. 11/1p
Gulf Coast Spa 5 seater jacuzzi, ap-
proximately 2 years old, new lighting promises; demand specifics in writing. You
and fountain, asking $2500, bought for can also call the Federal Trade Commission
$5000. 904-962-2345. 11/1-8p at 1-877-FTC-HELP to find out how to spot
fraudulent solicitations. Remember: if it
Grandfather clock, entertainment cen- sounds too good to be true, it probably is. GAIRE ALE
ter, dorm size refrigerator, McCollough The Baker County Press s
chainsaw needs chain. Call 259-8452 Experienced A/C & duct installers, must YARDSA
leave message. 11/1p have valid drivers license. 259-8038.
Mossa 20" chrome rims, $1500. 904- 10/18-12/6p TAGSALE
674-8388. 11/p Pier 6 Seafood now accepting appli-
T -cations for all positions servers,
cashiers, dishwashers and cook. 259-
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2000 Ford F250, 4 WD, 200k miles,
needs a new transmission and a/c com-
pressor, $3500 OBO. 904-718-1216.
1993 Ford Bronco XLT, 4x4, good con-
dition, $2750 OBO. 259-2174. 11/1p
1992 Chevy Suburban, 4x4, blue, like
new tires, needs minor repairs, $3000
OBO. 259-5925. 11/1p
Rajun Cajun & Tambourine Show.
Booking info 259-3268. 11/1-22p
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
Do you have a junk car or truck you
want hauled off or to sell? 259-7968.
Babysitting in my home, all ages, 6:00
am-until, Monday-Friday, near 125 &
Junk Removal. Don't want the hassle?
We'll lift, load and haul your unwanted
junk. Old household appliances, air
ronditioner., ireerers rneial tanks,
-_:-rap retl 1iinil Aers Cjll our mo-
bile number at 904-759-4162.
Found: Servicegard tool box on S. 5th
Street in front of The Press. Call 259-
2400 and identify contents. 11/1
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Three mini poodles, nine weeks old,
2 brown females, 1 white male, $600
each. 904-653-1656. 11/1c
AKC English Springer Spaniel pups,
born 9/17, parents on site, Macclenny,
$500. 904-610-3120 or flockman@aol.
Registered Paints, black & white,
5 years old, gelding, rides "lots of
speed", not a young childs horse,
$3500 firm; black & white, 3 years old,
stallion, broke to ride, $4500 firm. 386-
Shih-tzu puppies, born September 10,
2 male tri-colored, 1 female black &
white, no papers, beautiful, healthy and
lovable, $300 each. 259-9438.
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
D il3. 1/1-1 /6cO
Class A maintenance mechanic
needed for 3rd shift maintenance crew.
Must have minimum 5 years experi-
ence. Pay ranges from $17.87 plus a
26 cent differential pay. We are an equal
opportunity employer and 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-
Local home care agency seeking PRN,
RN, OT and a full-time PT. Please call
259-3111 for more information.4/19tfc
Monday-Thursday & Saturday, 5 miles north
of Macclenny on 121, block building on left.
All clothes 25c, lots of goodies and old stuff.
Thursday. Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-5:00
PM. 6687 Ira Starling Road off Mudiake Road,
1 mile on right after 4 way stop. Moving sale.
Rain or shine.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?. 4653 Oak Street, Macclennv II.
Friday & Saturday. 380 E. Boulevard S., corner of Minnesota.
King mattress & boxsprings, comforters, baby swing, high chair,
car seats, game table, office desk, boys clothes 0-4T, girls teen
clothes, men & ladies jeans, lots of miscellaneous.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-noon. 4549 Shaves Bluff Road.
Clothes, bikes, pumps, aquarium, toy hauler trailer, Sea Ray boat,
1997 Honda wrecked. 259-3143.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?, 5466 Blue Hole Road. Household
items, tools, dolls, jewelry, new items for Christmas, motorcycle,
1993 Ford Aerostar. 259-5345.
Drivers. Top pay & excellent hometime. Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-1:00 PM, 228 to Wolfe Drive, fol-
We train car haulers. Superior benefits low dirt road to Barber Loop, 2nd house on left. Lots of baby
package. CDL-A with 2 years OTR expe- boy clothes. Jumproo, saucer, breast pump, stroller, maternity
rience. 800-889-8139. 10/25-11/lp clothes, household items, lots of other stuff. Come & see us!
Company specializing in Erosion
Control now hiring the following psi Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?, 90 W. to Nursery Boulevard. fol-
tions: Class A CDL drivers, crew lead- lOw signs to big green house. Huge garage sale in Glenwood.
ers, equipment operators and labor- Friday & Saturday 9:00 am-?. Follow signs on Woodlawn Road.
ers. Valid driver's license a must. Fax Bulldog puppies $50, living room chair, baby stuff, crocheted
resume to 275-3292 or call 275-4960. tablecloth, books household stuff much more
EOE, drug free workplace. 6/28tfc tablecloth, books, household stuff. much more.
EOE, drug free workplace. 6/28tfc
A Touch of Grass Lawn Service needs Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-3:00 PM. 6160 Michele Road,
experienced full time lawn maintenance Whispering Pines. Household items, coffee & end table, off road
workerwith valid Floridadrivers license. motorcycle gear, computer hardware, medical equipment, yard
259-7335. 3/23tfc vacuum chipper 9 HP, garage cabinets, Toyota rims, above
Plumber helper/apprentice helper/ ground pool ladder.
apprentice, commercial and industrial.
Background check and drug testing Saturday 7:00 am-?. Rolling Meadow subdivision, turn left, 5526
required. Clean driving record a must. Huckleberry. Lots of little girls clothes & shoes. 0-2, dresser,
Call Gateway Contracting at 904-388- comforter set comforter, lamp shade, bedskirt, table cover, pil-
4799. 10/11-11/lp low shams throw pillows hunter green stripe & paisley $65,
TA Travelcenter now hiring Arby's ceiling lights, etc.
team members and managementforTA
Tralvelceter in B,.ii.in, 1d24 US 301 Saturday 8:00 am-1:00 PM. 4504 Hickory Street, Ma'clenny II.'
S., Jacksonville, FL'32234 or call Tom Clothes women 14 + up, juniors 4, girls 10/12 &'14/16, toys'.'
at 904-266-4281 ext. 18. 4/26tfc games, puzzles, knick-knacks, pictures, holiday decorations, lots
Experienced painters needed. Must more.
have tools, benefits after 90 days. 259-
Class A CDL driver, local, minimum
five years experience, clean MVR, good
work history, flexible hours. Call 904-
505-4280 Monday-Friday 10:00 am-
3:00 PM. 11/1-8p
CNAs needed, full-time/part-time for
11:00 pm-7:30 am shift, great benefits,
PTO, medical & dental, new grads wel-
come. Macclenny Nursing & Rehab.
Call Sharon or Melves at 259-4873.
Mill secretary needed. Excel and
Word required. Pay $12-$13. EEO and
drug free company. 401k, health/dental
insurance, paid holidays and vacations.
Apply in person at Gilman Building
Products, CR 218, Maxville or fax
resume to 904-289-7736. 11/1-8c
Drivers needed. Must have clean CDL
driver's license, stable work record and
be dependable. Call 904-334-9329.
: "' 'ii: "
Are you earning $3000-$10,000 per
month? Local millionaire will men-
tor you. Can you handle that? www.
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,
limitation or discrimination based on race,
color, religion, sex, handicap, familiar status
or national origin, or an intention, to make
any such preference, limitation or discrimi-
nation." Familial status includes children
under the age of 18 living with parents or
Saturday 8:00 am-?, SR 121 N., 5 miles from Hwy 90 to Eva
Jones Road, brick house on right.
Saturday 8:00 am-noon. 711 Shortputt Drive. Piano, couch,
Nautilus ab machine, large women sizes 14-24, customized gift
baskets. 259-1495 or 923-6985. 3 families.
Saturday 9:00 am-?, 858 Jacqueline Circle. Cancel if rains.
Saturday 8:00 am-1:00 PM, corner of 228 S. & Michigan Av-
enue. ADK teachers benefit for BCHS students' scholarship.
Saturday 9:00 am-?. 8728 N. Pine Avenue, Macclenny II. 2 fami-
Saturday 8:00 am-?, 474 E. Mclver Street. Lots of baby stuff,
driver, elliptical machine, clothes, Total Gym. 3 families.
Saturday 8:00 am-?, Storage unit behind Chevron. Spring clean-
ino sale, lots of household, tovs & more. Cancel if rains.
legal custodians, pregnant women and peo-
ple securing custody of children under 18.
This newspaper will not knowingly accept
any advertising for real estate which is in
violation of the law. Our readers are hereby
informed that all dwellings advertised in this
newspaper are available on an equal oppor-
tunity basis. To complain of discrimination,
call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll
free telephone number for the impaired is
FSBO. 3 BR, 2 BA brick home with
1585 SF heated on 1/2 acre in Glenfield
Oaks Subdivision, many upgrades,
$212,000. Call 904-813-3091. 7/19tfc
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
3 BR, 2 BA house on acre corner lot,
lots of trees, laundry room, garage,
all electric appliances, quiet neighbor-
hood, very close to 1-10, $153,000. Call
904-408-1043 or 904-253-5617.
Sunday, November 4
from 1 5 pm
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At the end of Stasi Road,
Glen St. Mary
3/2.5 w/loft No-" $187,450
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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
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 or 904-
Your plans or mine! 1.28 acre lot with
existing well, septic and electric at 8797
Dupree Road, $60,000. 813-3091.
4 BR, 2 BA brick home w/1876 SF
heated on 1/2 acre in Macclenny, all
electric appliances, $249,000. 813-1580
9.39 acres w/well & septic; 1 mile of
Sanderson on CR 229. $96,500. Owner
financing available. 904-813-1580.
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.
2 acres includes all improvements,
north of Sanderson, $24,900. 259-
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
8.39 acres w/well & septic, 1 mile north
of Sanderson on CR 229, $96,500.
Owner financing available. 904-813-
One partially cleared acre, 10 minutes
north of Macclenny, $20,000. 904-334-
FSBO. Copper Creek Hills, Unit III, 2
large lot $65,000 each, 1 lot @ $55,000.
Please telephone 904-813-1580.
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.
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). 5/10tfc
1-3 acres, high & dry, fish pond, homes
or mobile homes, set-up included,
owner financing or cash discount. 912-
Motivated seller. 3 BR,.2 BA, 2 story
brick home with ifmil, room, dining
room and den:-on appro,.irrately 1.5
acres. Located at 6255 Miltondale Road.
Asking $199,000. Call 210-1600 or 259-
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.
3.80 acres with SW, large oak trees,
2 shelters, 2 power poles, fish pond.
Surrounded on 3 sides by the Osceola
National Forest, $74,000. 904-322-6008
cell or 259-5065. 11/lp
2 BR, 2 BA house, fenced on / acre
with storage building, garage & shed,
$130,000. 904-514-1648 or 904-334-
2 BR, 1 BA house in Glen, $650/month,
$650 deposit. 904-874-3361. 11/1 p
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
3 BR, 1 BA house, large yard in Glen,
$800/month, 1st and last plus deposit,
no inside pets. 259-6849. 10/25-11/1p
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
Mobile homes. 2 and 3 BR, A/C, no
pets, $500-$575 plus deposit. 904-860-
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
3 BR & 2 BR mobile homes, no pets,
garbage pickup, water & yard moving
provided, $475-$625. 912-843-8118.
3 BR, 2 BA new brick home, $1200/
month, $1200 deposit. 408-9515.
2 BR, 11/2 BA, $300 deposit, $550/
month. 259-2787. 11/1-8p
Rent to own 3 BR, 2 BA. 259-1839 for
24 hour recorded message.10/11-1/3p
3 BR, 11/2 BA house, CH/A, washer &
dryer hookup, carport, fenced backyard,
no inside pets. 170 W. Shuey. $795/
month, $795 deposit. 259-6488 or 536-
3 BR, 2 BA house, % acre lot, newly
remodeled, located less than one mile
from 1-10 and SR 121, no inside pets,
$750/month, $600 deposit. 259-2900.
3 BR, 2 BA house, $700 deposit, $700/
month; 1 BR, 1 BA house, $400 deposit,
$400/month. 259-7923. 11/1p
New 3 BR, 2 BA brick home in Maccleny
with all electric appliances, $1300 secu-
rity deposit, 1st and last month's rent of
$1300 each. Please call 904-813-1580.
3 BR, 2 BA DW on 5 acres on Mudlake
Road, $900/month, $1400 deposit. Call
259-9066 after 6:00 pm. 11/1tfc
Country charm with city comforts, 3
BR, 2 BA home, newly remodeled, white
picket fence. Only two minutes from I-
10, Sanderson. Security deposit, lease
required, $800/month. 465-3841.
2002 Shultz 28x60, 3 BR, 2 BA, new
carpet, ready to live in, $30,000. 904-
Must sell. Selected 2007 Fleetwood
models sold at invoice. Yarborough
Mobile Homes. 259-8028.10/18-11/8c
4 BR, 2 BA. 2001 SF, 2007 Fleetwood,
$66,900. Includes upgraded kitchen
package, 2Y2" crown molding, furniture
& decor, A/C, delivery, set-up, skirt &
steps. 259-0947. 10/18-11/8c
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Involved in the overall general financial
operations of the college. This position
is responsible for the payroll operation,
receipt and disbursement of all funds
and the maintenance of an accounting
system to comply with federal and state
laws, rules, regulations, and Board
policies and procedures.
Minimum Qualifications: Current
CPA Certificate; Bachelor's Degree in
business administration or related field
plus at least three (3) years experience
in financial and accounting operations
in supervisory capacity. Must be
bondable. Computer literate required.
Application Deadline: Open until filled
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available on web at
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Lamenting the soon-to-end Jildcats 'regular season
I wonder sometime where
time goes. Although the wait for
the beginning of football season
seems like an eternity to endure
every summer, the end of football
season comes swiftly and far too
quickly for those who follow the
game. It leaves behind memo-
ries, thoughts (some painful), and
hope for the beginning of a new
The Baker County Wildcats
football season is in the last week
of the regular schedule, and it re-
minds me of something I read on
the back of a baseball card years
ago. It was penned by A. Bartlett
Giamatti, the former commis-
sioner of Major League Base-
He entitled it "The Green
Fields of the Mind," and the fol-
lowing is an excerpt:
"It breaks your heart. It is de-
signed to break your heart. The
game begins in the spring, when
everything else begins again, and
it blossoms in the summer, filling
the afternoons and evenings, and
then as soon as the chill rains
come, it stops and leaves you
to face the fall alone. You count
on it, rely on it to buffer the pas-
sage of time, to keep the memory
of sunshine and high skies alive,
and then just when the days are
all twilight, when you need it
most, it stops."
Giamatti was speaking of a dif-
ferent sport altogether (baseball),
but the correlation is obvious.
Granted, college and pro foot-
.ball will keep us alive with foot-
ball fever for months to come,
but the high school football sea-
son that began a little over eight
weeks ago is coming to a close,
at least the regular season.
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Thankfully for the Wildcats,
this past Friday night they served
up fans with at least one more
week. Given the Wildcats' 3-1
district record after the win over
Suwannee this past Friday, the
Cats have earned a playoff spot
for the 2007 season.
With this, the Cats could ex-
tend the season right up through
Thanksgiving with a long play-
off run, or it could end after one
week. Either way, more football
is yet to be played.
The Wildcats still await the
winner of this week's Jackson vs.
Raines game to determine the dis-
trict champion, but no matter the
outcome the Cats will be playing
in the post-season. Quite a re-
markable journey for a program
that less than two years ago ended
the regular season 0-10, and had
many Cat fans questioning the di-
rection of the team.
There won't be many question-
ing this year as head coach Bobby
Johns and his talented staff have
the Wildcats geared up for this
He'll have a couple of weeks
to get healthy before the playoffs
begin, I would guess Coach Johns
has big thoughts on his mind.
Congratulations to all who
have contributed to make this a
successful season for the Wild-
cats,. You deserve it, and I have
This Week's Picks:
Last Week: 2 right-3 wrong
-The Potter's House @ Baker
Well, the Wildcats clinched the
playoff spot last week, and really
don't have anything to play for.
That normally means a team may
not get the win, but it will be Se-
nior Night, and the Wildcats cer-
tainly would love to finish the year
9-1. Go with the Cats 35 10.
-Vanderbilt @ Florida:
The Gators certainly are a
banged up group right now. Sev-
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4 BR, 2 BA $135,000
3 BR, 2 BA 1753SF $149,000
4 BR, 22 BA, 36.54 acres river front estate
New 3 BR, 2 BA (2 to choose from) $164,900
3 BR, 22 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 BAMH on 2.88 acres $179,900
PULL OUT ALL THE STOPS MLS# 336373 Perfect land for
new development in this corner lot, .90 are, vacant land just
walking distance from Keller Intermediate school. $125,000
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 home per 7.5 acres. $567,777
ROOM FOR POOL & ANIMALS MLS# 396688 All brick
new construction on 1.1 acres, spacious floorplan, formal
living/dining room, separate breakfast area. Just got to see!
GREAT STARTER HOME MLS# 394278 2BR/1BA block
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eral key defensive starters are out,
and Tim Tebow is hurting. The
season has not played out like
many Gator fans would like, but
the future still looks bright. The
Gators, with three losses already,
are playing for pride.
At home, I like the Gators 33
-LSU @ Alabama:
Boy, a few weeks ago, you
Wouldn't have given the Tide a
chance in this one. Coming off
of the embarrassing loss to lowly
Florida State, the Tide appeared to
be ready to fold. A couplehof im-
pressive wins later and the Tide's
got a shot at the SEC Champion-
ship. Too bad they have to beat
LSU to get there. LSU wins 28
-Jaguars @ Saints:
Man, the Jaguars are getting
Tough to pick this year. I thought
they would win October 22
against the Colts. That didn't hap-
pen. After that, I thought the Bucs
would get them at home. That
Soooo, this week, I like the
Jags to beat the Saints, but I am
going to pick the Saints to win
27 20. Picking the Jags to lose
should make Jags fans happy, as
my record on predictions hasn't
Although the season is almost
over, we're still meeting every
Monday night at Calendar's Pizza
with Coach Johns.
Also, if you have a take on
sports, don't forget to email it to
me at mike@bakercountysports.
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10 acres near Glen $92,000
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team grabs first place
The Baker County High boys'
cross country team clinched a
first-place finish in a tri-meet
with West Nassau and Yulee in
BCHS placed 1st with 25
points, West Nassau 2nd with
42 points and Yulee 3rd with
59 points. Coach Charles Ruise
rested his top runners Luke Ken-
nedy, Evan Ward, Robert Mason,
and Timmy Mason. He wanted
to give his reserves an opportu-
nity to step up in the absence of
the main runners.
They responded admirably.
Josh Trippett was 1st overall
with a time of 21:30, Chris Hol-
land 4th overall and 2nd with a
time of 22:51, Cory Cavanaugh
5th overall at a time of 23:04,
Stanley Justice 7th overall at a
time of 24:24 and 4th for Baker,
David Corona 8th overall and 5th
for Baker at a time of 24:33, and
Jake Rhoden finished 10th over-
all and 6th for Baker at a time of
The girls' team got a second
place finish. West Nassau won by
a score of 16 points, Baker Coun-
ty 2nd with 32 points and Yulee
with 60 points. Top runners were
Brittany Dale with time of 35:57,
Krystal Langeburg with a time of
36:25, Ariel Luffman 38:39 and
Sylvia Sotomayor 40:13.
On Oct. 25 the Cats hosted
Femandina and took the meet for
both the boys and girls. Baker
County finished 1st overall with
a score of 21 points and Fernan-
dina 49 points for the boys. The
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girls finished 1st overall with a
score of 25 points and Feran-
dina Beach 65 points.
The Cats traveled Saturday
to the Middleburg Invitational.
The boys' team finished 6th out
of 22 teams and a total of 109
Luke. Kennedy was the top
finisher for. BCHS in 9th place
overall at 18:17. Evan Ward fin-
ished 18th at 18:34, Timmy Ma-
son finished 28th at 19:14, Rob-
ert Mason finished 30th at 19:20,
Raphael Jackson finished 67th at
21:03 and Cory Cavanaugh fin-
ished 79th at 22:08.
Alexandria Rohde finished
34th at a time of 24:53, Shae
Raulerson 48th at a time of
26:51, Brittany Dale finished
69th at a time of 31:26 and Krys-
tal Langeburg finished 73rd at a
time of 35:32.
"Overall last week was a busy
week for our runners but they
answered the bell very well,
said Coach Ruise. "This Thurs-
day will .be our district meet at
Bishop Kenny at 4:00 pm. I feel
that we have a great opportunity
for some regional qualifiers to
emerge from our team."
To discuss bringing
girls to Little League
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-
tunities and benefits in having
the girls join Little League.
All parents, coaches and con-
cerned adults are invited to at-
tend. Your attendance is vital
to determine the interest of the
community in combining our
boys and girls leagues.
For directions, call 259-0895.
In youth football this week,
the Pee-Wee Packers beat the
Will "Little Rock" Rhoden
gained 124 yards and picked
up two touchdowns on just nine
carries for the Packers. (He also
contributed six tackles) Chris-
tian Watkins had 56 yards and
a touchdown on three carries,
while Cooper Hodges contrib-
uted 21 yards and a touchdown.
Defensively, Hunter Groves
had six tackles,Gregory Thomp-
son and Tyler Burnsed had four
tackles and Watkins and Hodges
both added three stops,
For the Vikings, Ridge Stew-
art had 97 yards and a touch-
down on 10 carries. Stewart also
added six tackles. Caleb Scott
had four tackles, while Chris-
tian Lee, Dylan Walton, Klint
Griffis and Tristan Jewell had
1. The Pee-Wee Cowboys
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2. The middle division Jets
beat the Raiders, 30-20.
3. The Panthers beat the
4. The senior division Patri-
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5. The Falcons beat the Colts,
1. Cowboys & Packers, 5-0
3. Eagles, 3-2
4. Jaguars, 2-2
5. Vikings, 0-5
6. Bucs, 0-6
1. Steelers, 6-0
2. Jets & Panthers, 3-1
4. Broncos, 3-2
5. Raiders, 1-4
6. Iions, 1-4
7. Titans, 0-5
1. Patriots, 6-0
2. Falcons, 3-2
3.49ers & Redskins, 2-2
5. Colts, 0-7
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MACCLENNY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Principal's List 1st Nine Weeks
1st Grade: Cheyenne Adcock, Aliyah Albaniel, Scott Anderson, Kristopher Angelo,
Madison Armstrong, Kaylee Baity, Madison Barton, Major Batten, Loriann Bliss, Chayce
Britt, Jared Brown, Dawson Byrd, Mackenzie Carter, Kylie Carter, Noah Carter, Makayla
Clevenger, Austin Cole, Brandon Combs, Cadee Crawford, Jaycee Crawford, Tyler Crews, Al-
lie Crummey, Isaiah Daniel, Austin Dash, Michael Davis, Kaitlynn Davis, Kiara Davis, Luke
Davis, Marcus Dialo, Joshua Dickinson, Hac Do, Zoelle Dunn, Peyton Ferry, Leven Fish,
Alyssa Flakowicz, Grant Forbes, Blayne Fraser, Morgan Green, Carsyn Griffis, Megan Har-
rell, Ashlhynn Harris, Devin Hartley, Dylan Hartley, Alex Himmelhaver, Skylar Hinson, Ryan
Holt, Ja'quez Jackson, Sierra Jones, Anastasia Keeney, Rilynn Kelley, Colby Kennedy, Hope
Kirkland, Kelton Knabb, Garett Lewis, Lydia Lovingood, Raegan Mash, Noah McCollum,
Hayley McRae, Rachel Mechum, Trace Milton, Jordan Mobley, Logan Muse, Erit Myers,
Layla Nettles, Lacey Nordstrom, Cheyenne Norman, Alyssa Norman, Justin Norman, Hannah
Oralls, Gareth Parker, Alexia Pinkney, Zachary Randall, Dixie Raulerson, Dalton Ray, Dillon
Ray, Lillian Reddel, Angela Register, Brooklyn Rhoden, Mallory Rhoden, Megan Rhoden,
Gabrielle Schoolcraft, Briana Smallwood, Dalton Starling, Haley Strickland, Cadeyn Swind-
ell, Hannah Teerlink, Haley Theophile, Kayla Vanvactor, Jacob Vickers, Alexis Walker, Detriq
SWatkins, Zade Weeks, Caleb Wilkerson, Jaylyn Williams, Lucas Wood
2nd Grade: Gregory Barrios, Haleigh Beazzo, Cameron Blow, Catey Cavanaugh, Blake
Dicks, Elizabeth DiPema, Bryce Donaldson, Lacey Durham, Allie England, Shelbey Frits,
Alyssa Giddens, Emma Gipson, Selena Gonzalez, Blane Griffis, Alayni Guidash, Danielle
Hardin, Destini Hires, Jarren Hodges, Nick Howell, Keiara Jackson, Katelyn Jay, Savoy Jef-
ferson, Ty Kelly, Tucker Kinghor, Krystyn Kingsley, Lucas Kish, Britney Lauramore, Lia
Love, Sierra McCawley, Tara McDowell, Danae Miller, Mallory Morgan, Larry Mulligan,
Karlee Nelson, Minh-Trang Nguyen, Chase Nielsen, Jessica Norman, Cason Padgett, Kaitlin
Padgett, Grace Raysor, Makenzie Rhoden, Wesley Riley; Braeden Sanders, Clayt Smith,
Jarquez Stewart, Jacob Teague, Alyssa Thrift, Mallory Tomlin, Jordan Vanvactor, Reagan
Wilds, Dawson Yarborough
3rd Grade: Samuel Ali, Hunter Brittain, Hannah Cain, Avery Canaday, Logan Combs,
Dalton Crews, Tannis Crews, Amber Dash, Jenna Ellis, Michael Fisher, Alyssa Guidash, Aus-
tin Hartley, Zachary Home, Hannah Kanost, Will Livingston, Thomas Martin,.Brianna McEl-
fresh, Abigail McGar, James Phillips, Elizabeth Pinkston, Harrison Presta, Will Rhoden, Dalton
Vonk, Johnnie Sue Williams
Honor Roll 1st Nine Weeks
1st Grade: Eric Anderson, Shelby Arwine, Kristyn Boston, Katie Bryant, Reggie Bullard,
Kevin Campos, Ashley Carter, Ty Chavers, Julie Cody, Patrick Coker, Steven Collingwood,
Gracie Cranford, Cayla Crawford, John Crews, Dawson Crews, Chase Crews, Larayne Dawley,
Emmalee Dilbeck, Yumari Farmer, Kyle Franssen, Mika Gray, Keshaun Griffin, Andrew Gua-
jardo, Catlin Harvin, Mason Hickman, Hunter Johns, John Johnson, Courtney Johnson, Will
Keinath,AnnaLee Kick, Emily King, Makenzie Klender, Adrianna Lauramore, Paige Leonard,
Stanley Lin, Dawson Long, Zachary Lyons, Kendall Manucy, Carly Markham, Wendy McCau-
ley, Mackenzie McNeil, Noah Melvin, Cody Milton, Ariyonna Mitchell, Kaitlynn Morefield,
Shelby Nipper, Keaton Padgett, Kendra Porterfield, Hannah Preston, Damien Pryde, Breanna
Roberts, Abbie Ruis, James Smith, Christopher Smith, Destiny Smith, Spencer Soyring, Mary-
dith Stidham, Brett Taylor, Brandi Taylor, Zachary Thomas, Kimberly Thrower, John Mason
Turrentine, Savanna Walker, Mackenzie Webb, Katlyn Wilkerson, Kasper Wojdat
2nd Grade: TJ. Albaniel, Vera Baker, Cody Barfield, Cameron Berg, Mikayla Brandt,
Davonte' Brown, Avery Bryan, Seth Cannon, Jamie Carbone, Mitchel Crain, Abigail Craven,
Christian Crawford, Chelsea Crocket, Angel Davidson, Jackson Davis, Kenny Davis, Bylan
Drow, Matthew Eldridge, Myles Finn, Dylon Gainey, Zac Gregory, Karli Harvill, Billy Hines,
Corben Hodges, Jayvon Howard, Ricky Johns, S.L. Johns, Dalton Johnson, Jordan Johnson,
Anastashia Jones, Jamon Jones, Nicolas Langston, Nicholas Lee, Jackie Legg, Marissa Light-
sey, Michelle Lin, Madisyn Looby, Jordyn Martin, Haley McCullough, Matthew McDonald,
Sierra Michell, Noah Nelson, Jerry Norman, Samantha Owens, Dalton Padgett, Ashley Paulson,
Bailey Pisani, Kelsey Ray, Elijah Rayburn, Susan Reimer, Hailee Rodgers, Alexandria Rollins,
Jalishia Ruise, Tommy Ruise, Devin Smith, Kallie Sowell, Hannah Sullivan, Chandler Theus,
Raven Tucker, Hunter Wilson, Donneisha Wright
3rd Grade: Jakob Altman, Brenden Baker, James Barton, Anna Bowen, Shelby Bryant,
Emily Coleman, Delaine Combs, Savannah Crews, Seth Davies, Alyssa Davis, Ciera Davis,
Meagan Dugger, Carley Gray, Jordan Griffis, Siera Grimes, Rosie Helms, Rena Howie, Jada
Jackson, Shantenay Jackson, Emily Johnson, Michael Jordan, Madisoh Kennedy, Tiffany Ken-
ny, Jared Kiper, Kaitlyn Law, Mason Looby, Caitlyn Lucas, David McCauley, Hunter Mead-
ows, David Meyers, Nathan Miller, Cam'ron Mobley, Landen Nevill, Eric Parker, Nicholas
Phagan, Sydney Raulerson, Hunter Reed, Zoe Reedy, Blair Shadd, Hunter Smallwood, Austin
Starling, Samantha Swenson, Chaise Taylor, Jesse Taylor, Emily Tedesco, Allison Theophile,
Morgan Tucker, Jacob Walker, Michaelah Wilkerson, Dawson Williams
Ilice on stageat RCMS
If you want to pop down a rabbit hole and winds up in an-
rabbit hole this weekend and
wind up in a world of make be-
lieve, the Baker County Middle
School and YMCA are present-
ing Lewis Carroll's classic chil-
dren's tale Alice in Wonderland.
It runs Thursday and Friday,
Nov. 1,2 at 7:00 pm and Sun-
day at 2:00 pm. The following
weekend, the show runs Thurs-
day through Saturday at 7:00 pm
and Sunday at 2:00 pm. Tickets
The story of a little girl who
follows a white rabbit down a
otherworld,Alice in Wonderland
has been a children's favorite for
over 100 years. Directed by Sara
Beth Gerard, the BCMS/YMCA
production is colorful and full of
Amberly Lewis is Alice and
Jewli King is the White Rabbit.
The Mad Hatter and March Hare
are played by Tucker Washburn
and Caban Tarte. McKenzie
Rohde is the Cheshire Cat and
Savannah Jones is the Queen of
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., November 5
Breakfast: Pancakes w/syrup, peach slices & milk.
Lunch: Shepherd's Pie w/ homemade wheat roll or cold turkey& cheese sandwich
on bun, lettuce & tomato slices, steamed broccoli, baked potato rounds.
Tues., November 6
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs w/baked potato rounds fruit juice & milk.
Lunch: Slice of cheese pizza or sloppy Joe on whole grain bun, baked potato
rounds, steamed garden peas & carrots, chilled pears.
Wed., November 7
Breakfast: Egg & cheese burrito fruit juice & milk.
Lunch: Salisbury steak w/rice & gravy or pepperoni pizza hot pocket, raw veggies
w/lowfat ranch dressing, steamed green beans, fresh.fruit choice, homemade wheat
roll & peanut cup (grades 7-12).
Thurs., November 8
Breakfast: Sausage biscuit, fruit juice & milk.
Lunch: Spaghetti w/meat sauce & homemade wheat Italian bread or fish crisp on
whole grain bun, baked potato rounds, creamy coleslaw, steamed broccoli/cauli-
Fri., November 9
Breakfast: Cereal w/slice'of multi grain toast, fruit juice & milk.
Lunch: Beef stroganoffw/egg noddles, homemade wheat roll, breaded chicken
patty on bun, golden corn, lettuce & tomato slice, chilled fruit choice, slice of
homemade spice cake (grades PK-6) Trail mix (grades 7-12).
WESTSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Principal's List 1st Nine Weeks
1st Grade: Callahan: Cody Bennett, Jared Cauley, Gavin Conner, Jackson Helms, Myrica
Holliday, Sydney Hughes, Kalista Johnson, Sierra McGee, Cheyenne Powell. Hart: Dominic
Crews, Ernest Jones, Tanner Kennedy, Victoria Leist, Taylor Orberg, Katie Register, Brandon
Richardson. Hilton: Katelyn Brassart, Jillian Cox, Sabrina Donaldson, Christopher Griffis,
Tyler Hebert, Lyna Shumate. Murphy: Conner Butcher, Marci Davis, Emily Dennison, Carlos
Perozo, Kayla Rhoden, Wyatt Suggs, Blaine Turner. Raulerson: Naudia Copeland, Michelle
Dukeman, Dustin Powers, Jordan Miller. Richardson: Shayla Brazeale, Brittany Burger,
Jacob Curringon, Deangelo Farmer, Hana Ritter. Roach: Kamire Chancey, Marcus Chisholm,
Ricky Dozier, Tonya Flanders, Damaria Gibson, Madison Hauge, Natalie Hilliard, Shania
Paige, Allen Trail. Sands: Ben Anderson, Andrei Bailes, Mackenzie Bennett, Trey Davis,
Daniel Greene, Chase Hancock, Madalynn Hand, Bailey Hanks, Demi Jones, Kessler Mallory,
Matthew McDuffie, Skyler Murphy, Katherine Rhoden, Ally Richardson. Sheridan: Lewton
Bennett, Kaitlyn McComb, Clay Touchton, Candler Wood, Nathaniel Tubberville. Smith:
Lauren Cales, Kaitlyn Carter, Linda Crews, Maeghen Gross, Devon Jordan, Alexandria Winn,
Re'Ahna York. Thomas: Jared Burnsed, Mason Carter, Courtney Malloy, Jordan Peterson,
Colby Watson, Cade Yarborough. Thrush: Owen Loadholtz. Ulsch: Wyatt Godbold, Nina
Overstreet, Dreama Morrow. Warner: Hayden Bennett, Dakota Fountain
2nd Grade: Crews: Audri Dixon, Dawson Ferguson, Noah Taylor. Dekle: Tarin Bumsed.
Duval: Collin Ambrose, Elizabeth Ambrose, Regan Barber, Devon Cole, Dalton Dietz, Brysen
Dopson, Reagan Dopson, Amaya Figueroa, Mariah Grendinski, Madison Haller, Laney Harvey,
McKenzie Hickman, Christopher Hill, Kyrie Holman, Amberly Home, Leah Kerce, Ethan
Knight, Camryn Payne, Jackson Sands, Morgan Shrull, Lillie Starling. Elledge/Jacobs: Jo-
seph Alford, Kali Faulk, Jade Hale, Dale Gene Hodges, Joseph Young. Gonzalez: Zane Ward.
Green: Abbigail Baggett, Caleb Crews, Dakota McLarty, Miranda.Tubbs. Hand: Cheyenne
Ball, Sydney Bumsed, Sara Crews, Will Crockett, Wade Johnson, Evie Knabb, Ridge Stewart,
Preston Sutton. Hurst: Jaclyn Adkinson, Cheyenne McGee, Hannah Ross, Brandon Wages.
James: Kimberly Fink. Rhoden: Antonio Denmark, Savannah Harper. Stafford: Skyler Cales,
Joshua Haygood, Lake Lewis, Arlie Rhoden, Jarred Spurlock. Williams: Savannah Anderson,
Kylie Gabbard, Emily Phillips, Quantrel Ruise, Mackenzie Williams
3rd Grade: Adams: Ashton Carter, Collin Crews, Kaytlin Crews, Mia Fish, Lani Foster,
Jacob Harrell, Sara Hilliard, Karly Richardson, Noah Schatz. Crews: Morgan Awtry, Saige
Wilson. Dopson: B.J. Hagan. Griffis: Erica Hartley. Hite: Olivia Bogardus, Dean Bryant,
Rachel Clark, Bryce Donker, Aurs Esterling. Payne: Mallory Cain, Dusty Langeberg, Mallory
Mobley, Logan Monds, Rachel Nickles, Gavin Register, Kate Walker. Shope: Sarah Hicks,
Kelly Lawler, Amelia Loubani, Chasity Malloy. Wendel: Desiree Bingham. White: Chase
Griffis, Macy Jackson. Wilson: Clayton Adkins, Cody Thatcher
Honor Roll 1st Nine Weeks
1st Grade: Callahan: Brittany Chandler, Chapland Crews, Donald Duran Jr., Amber
Hughes, Raegan Williams. Hart: Kaleb Branch, Jaxon.Bumsed, Kiersten Canaday, Gavin
Crews, Jamie Davis, Colton Moore, Joshua Ossmann, Mikea Washington, Joshua Willis. Hil-
ton: India Ellis, Kenny Goethe, Colbey Griffis, Dillon Hardenbrook, Sara Keves, Levi Pickett.
Murphy: Macy Combs, Michael Tillis, Emmaline Williams. Raulerson: Sean Brooks, Desta-
nee Duggar, Haylee Kent. Richardson: David Baumgardner, Sabrina Bingham, Jimmy Hance,
Madison Herring, Jace McKinney, Avery Thornton. Roach:. Hailey Clark, Christopher Col-
lett, Sara Green, Cameron Jefferson, Michael Johnson, Brandon Tubberville. Sands: Emma
Self, Jaleb Tampoc, Hannah Williams. Sheridan: Allysa Pipkins, Marissa Rhoden, Haley
Rogers. Smith: Jakari Anderson, Michelle Clark, Alexandria Griffis, Blade Walker, Joshua
Walton. Thomas: Matthew Flaners, Laney Griffis, Robert Small, Ty Stewart, Emily Straining.
Thrush: Ray Charles, Allie Fauble, Michael Holmes, Hannah. McCay-Crawford, Jesse Mo-
nahan, Ja'Quez Williams. Ulsch: Javari Johnson, Amber Miller, Amber Swindell. Warner:
Enaiya Brown, Tory Haines, Allen Penrod
2nd Grade: Shayla Crews, Kyle Francis, Carliya Jefferson, Joseph Johnson, Haley Self,
Lacie Silguero. Gonzalez: EdwardFranck, Dalton Harrison, Dalton Hathcox, Mathew Sands.
Elledge/Jacobs: Cole Cushman, Jordan Glover, Kristen Godbold, Quinci Hand, Zachery Lilly,
Landon McCune, September McKinley, Katelynn Muncy, Anthony Prescott. Green: Ke'ona
Adkins, Deanna Caudill, Roy Clark, Olivia Crews, Sydney DeHart, Maggie Gray, Caleb
Mathews, Tori Richardson. Hand: Jeremiah Alderman, Tallon Dugger, Klint Griffis, Kyle
Griffis, Griffin Hinson, Cooper Hodges, Gracie Mobley, Dylen Williams. Hurst: 'McKenzie
Curry, Christian Gardner, Macy Gleaton, Cameron Hauge, Caytlyn Peters, Braioun Ruise, Am-
ber Simmons. James: E'yanna Brown, Tristan Davis, Geffery Gaskins, Jyse Givens, Robert
Knuckles, Casey Padgett, Antonio Rodriguez, Courtney Waltrip. Rhoden: Shoteya Coleman,
Glory Cunningham, Markelya Ford, Landen Oca, Shayla Smith, Hannah Thomas, Justin Wig-
gins. Stafford: Shelton Brannen, Alaina Crawford, Matthew Griffis, Taylor Moore, Reggie
Thomas, Alyssa Rich, Kaitlyn Williams. Williams: Mackenzie Martin, Samantha Yuhas
3rd Grade: Adams: Brooke Bumsed, Lilly-Anne Drawdy, Blair Finley, Macy Payne,
Jacob Perryman, Kelsey Wilcox. Binn: Josh Carter, Caleb Crews, Samantha Evans, Cait Gil-
bert, Kasyn Givens, Hunter Groves. Crews: Bailey Cook, April Crews, Brianna Davis, Austin
Hancock, Charles Peacock. Dopson: Dylan Davis, Sidnie Fauble, Hope Fly, Johnny Hodges,
Zachary Korkowski, Savanah Moss, Jared Raulerson, Trad Seymour, Crystal Womack. Gray:
Jeremy Hull, Dean Murray, Leslie Nipper, Stephanie Stoutenborough, Christopher Touchton,
Jacob Wallstedt, Christian Watkins, Darby Weatherly, Bryar Zimmierman. Griffis: Grace Fly,
Dallas Hill. Hilliard: Charlie Anderson, Jacob Anderson, J.K. Baldwin, Savanah Brannen,
Payton Goodman, Caitlyn Parrish, Brandy Robinson. Hite: Courtney Baldwyn, Cameron
Beebe, Clayton Brassart, Matthew Crews, Mallory Godwin, Ashlyn Hodges, Errol Whitfield,
Jesslyn Williams. Payne: Mackenzie.Ariail, Zachary Bingham, Tanner Blanks, Brianna Chan-
dler, Chad Collins, Christy Crews, Miranda DeHart, Roderick Haygood, Mason Mosley; Breah h
,Pelfrey, Landon Petetson, Heather PietrowskiMark Romano, Kelsey Strickland, Meara Lynr
"Tarite Nate TaylbkiiO en Taylor. Shope: M'~ucu: Burger, Nathan Fibher..-u:.in Frey. Dylar,
Herring, Terrle Hughes, Marcus Reed. Wendel: Clayton Canaday, Halainna Force, Darmetra
Gibson, Christain Rogers, Alexx St.John, Whitney Tolliver, Brianna Williams. White: Corey
Adams, Amber Combs, Christopher Duggar, Vivica Gaskins, Ashley Hall, Angel Jackson, Sha-
noa Murch. Wilson: Jasmine Farmer
20th class reunion
The BCHS class of 1988 will
meet Saturday, Novembet 17 to
plan its 20th class reunion.
If you are interested in attend-
ing, please call Jennifer at 259-
9209 for more information.
SWeek of November 5-10
* Monday, November 5
District-wide: School board meeting
6:30 pm, district boardroom. BCHS:
Girls basketball tip-off classic @
Union Co. (TBA). WES: Fall picture
orders and money due.
* Tuesday, November 6
BCHS: Hi-Q @ Bartram Trail;
yearbook picture retakes; girls
basketball tip-off classic @ Union
Co. WES: Family reading night 4:00-
* Wednesday, November 7
WES: Merry Melodies mtg. 7:50 am.
* Thursday, November 8
BCHS: Veteran's parade @ NEFSH.
MES: Parent night 6:00 pm for
Griffins, Loughs, Fitzwaters, Scotts,
Gordons and Shortridges. WES:
Veteran's Day program for 2nd grade
6:30 pm @ BCHS.
* Friday, November 9
BCHS: Girls basketball midnight
madness 8:00 pm-8:00 am, Gym.
BCMS: Accelerated reading test due.
MES: Veteran's Day program 9:30
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in Baker County, FL., the Baker County Land/Local Planning
Agency acting in its capacity as the Board of Adjustments, will
consider the request at a public hearing scheduled for Thurs-
day, November 15, 2007 at 7:01 pm in the county commission-
ers chambers of the Administration Building, 55 N. Third St.,
Macclenny, Florida. On the date above mentioned, all interested
parties may appear and be heard with respect to the Special
Exception request. The purpose of the Special Exception is to al-
low for a Family Lot Division within a subdivision. Written com-
ments for or against the Special Exception may be sent to Baker
County Planning Department, 81 N. Third St., Macclenny, Florida
32063. Faxed Comments may be sent to (904)259-5057. Cop-
ies of the Special Exeption may be inspected by any member
of the public in the Planning Department, address stated above.
According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons need-
ing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in
this proceeding should contact the Administration Department
at (904) 259-5123 at least 48 hours prior to the time of the
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