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Title: The Baker County press
Uniform Title: Baker County press (Macclenny, Fla. 1929)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Tate Powell
Place of Publication: Macclenny Fla
Creation Date: November 15, 2007
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 12, 1929.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 39 (Jan. 2, 1931).
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78th Year, Vol. 29


Thursday, November 15, 2007


Macclenny, Florida 500


School aftershock



follows death of


Westside

The death of Westside El-
ementary principal Kim Bran-
nan in a car accident the morn-
ing of November 9 sent shock
waves through the Baker
County school system through-
out that day and into early this
week.
Ms. Brannan, 44, died at the
scene after the SUV .
she was driving east-
bound on Interstate
10 near Chaffee Rd.
in west Jacksonville '
flipped onto the road
shoulder. The Flori-
da Highway Patrol
said she was ejected
and that she was not
wearing a seat belt.
Three teachers
with her at the time Kim Br
returning to a meet-
ing in St. Augustine just be-
fore 7:00 am received minor
injuries. All were wearing seat
belts.
By the time students at
Westside began arriving for
classes, the faculty had been
told of Ms. Brannan's death.
They gave arriving parents the
option of taking their children
home for the
da\. and set I -
out with the lillfl
help of ad-
ministrators,
school coun- PRINCIPAL K
selors and WE 10
local minis- WE MI!
ters consol-
ing students
scarcely
equipped to Sign in front of We
handle the
event.
"They have been here, many
of them from other school dis-
tricts, constantly since the acci-
dent to help .students and staff
come to terms with and try to
make sense of this loss," 'said


Tonya Tarte in an interview
Tuesday.
Ms. Tarte, the
school's assistant "I most
principal, moved I
up to acting prin- her as
cipal this week.
She. noted that player -
the Union County
district and Cher- sharing
ry Elementary sugges
School in Clay
County sent over She
lunch for the staff Pri
this week. Princip
"We are con-


stantly getting calls from folks
wanting to know what they can
do, how they can help, what we
might need," added Ms. Tarte.
"The teachers have been amaz-
ing with the kids, constantly
explaining, comforting and re-
assuring them."
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wake at the First Baptist Church
of Glen St. Mary on Sunday
night, and an equal number at
her funeral the following after-
noon. Her hearse was escorted
by a line of sheriff's department
vehicles (her husband Chuck
is chief of special operations)
and a school bus with teach-


ers on board passed
S both Westside and
I Baker High, where
SMs. Brannan was as-
sistant principal for
five years.
She was then laid
to rest at Woodlawn
Cemetery.
Ms. Brannan's
" 2002 GMC went out
-~-. .of control when she
annan attempted, to brake
for slowing traffic
east of the Chaffee viaduct, an
area of congestion at that time
of weekday mornings. Her
passengers included Cheryl
Rhoden, 45, of Glen, Kathy
Adams, 50, of Macclenny and
Peggy Hand, 34, of Jackson-
ville. Ms. Brannan resided in
northwest Macclenny.
They came back to Baker
SCounty the
previous eve-
9 ning from the
St. Augus-
tine meet-
IM BRANNANN ing to attend
Et YOU a Veteran's
is YOU Day celebra-
tion at West-
-side. The
event staged
stside Elementary by second
'HOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN graders drew
a large crowd and little did any
of them know it would be the
last time they saw the princi-
pal.
"After it was over she
turned around and addressed
the students about the mean-
ing of Veteran's Day and she
handled it so well," recalled
Sheriff Joey Dob-
Sson, also in atten-
:member dance. "Who'd
eam have believed
she'd be gone the
always next morning."
School super-
leas and intendent Paula
n. Barton was one
fns... of the speakers at
e Raulerson Monday's funeral.
"Kim Brannan
PreK/K Center was completely
loyal to the Baker
County school district and she
lived by example," said Ms.
Barton in a later interview.
"There was never an assign-
ment she didn't take on and
give 100%. She always treated
people with dignity and re-
spect. She loved her family
and her job."
Sherrie Raulerson, principal
at the PreK and Kindergarten
Center in Macclenny, spent
most of her career at Westside
in the classroom.
"It's important people know
that Westside Elementary is
going to be fine and that is be-
cause of the legacy of leader-
ship Kim Brannan is leaving
behind," said Ms. Raulerson.
"I most remember her as a
team player always sharing
ideas and suggestions al-
ways making us alert to ways


(See page 2)


11 veterans

commended
A modest audience of family members,
hospital employees and patients turned out
under brisk skies the morning of Novem-
ber 8 for the annual Veterans Recognition
Ceremony and parade on the grounds of
Northeast Florida State Hospital. The honorees
included a father (Nathan Burnsed-World War
II) and son (Gary Burnsed-Vietnam) and nine
other combat veterans whose 66 years of
combined service span to the Iraq War. Sheriff
Joey Dobson (lower left) was guest speaker
and County Commissioner Alex Robinson
(who still fits into his Vietnam-era uniform)
presented the plaques as names were called
out by veteran service officer Herbert Hicks.
Other honorees were Luclare Chessman (Gulf
War), George Elias, James Tyson and Ronald
Taylor (Vietnam War), and Patrick McGauley
(Iraq War). Survivors were on hand to accept
plaques posthumously for Clifford Bargeron,
T.J. Raulerson and J.P. Rutherford (WW II) and
Thomas Roberts (WW II and Korea).


Macclenny gisngoi g er $47SK grant
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BY ANDREW BARE
Press staff
The Macclenny City Com-
mission announced Tuesday'
night that the city will apply
for $475,000 from the state as
part of a larger effort to expand
the city's water capacity.
The grant will go toward
improving conservation efforts
in the city's water distribution
network. Frank Darabi, the
city's engineer and the man
who is spearheading the appli-
cation, said conservation, was


a key element in Macclenny's
attempt to obtain state permis-
sion to expand its capacity.
"The consumptive use per-
mit is the permit where it al-
lows us how many gallons we
can pull out of the ground for
use," Mr. Darabi said. "And we
have gone to get an increase in
that. This is one of the require-
ments."
An increase in Macclenny's
water usage capacity is nec-
essary for several proposed
developments in the vicinity,


including the 94-acre Baker
Commons commercial park
across from the Wal-Mart Su-
percenter on SR-228. The city
is currently at its capacity. If
awarded, the money would be
spent to repair leaky pipes and
other areas that waste water.
The grant requires $100,000 in
matching funds from the city.
"We may get [the money],
we may not get it," Mr. Darabi
said. "But I think we have to
request it, as that will show
[the Sth Johns Water Manage-


ment District] that we're trying
to get the funding to do it."
Mr. Darabi was also in-
volved in the tthe.r piece of
business on the conlinission's
agenda Tuesday as thle hoard
unanimously approvedd "his
bid for engineering service%
on the $700,0()0 community
development gi-ant it recently
received.
The grant is part of the Com-
munity Development Block
Grant program run through
(See page 2)


In select ranks of'Double Distinguished'


Building official attains top rank of rfle, pistol skills


Robert (Bob) Hathcox is known as a "straight shooter" .
when it comes to enforcing building codes.
The chief of the county's building department can cred-
ibly lay claim now to the same moniker 'v hen it comes to
the shooting range.
The retired Marine Corps warrant officer received .
confirmation last month he is officially among the elite -.
in competition firearm shooting Double Distinguished
with both pistol and rifle. That puts Bob Hathcox up
there with 518 others recognized by the Civilian
Marksmanship Program since 1911.
Before he received the confirmation, he
was near certain he had amassed the points
necessary for the "distinguished" status,
but due.to a snafu transferring results
from earlier matches while he was in O- W
the military to the civilian-run CMP,,
his point totals were inaccurate. He
had the Marines forward the missing.
scores earlier this fall, and the elite .'*
status rating came back.in October. '- ." .
"If you're in the military, they '
award points and medals based on
your scoring. If you're out of the mili- "S
tary, the CMP takes care of it. It didn't
take much to get that straightened
out," said Mr. Hathcox, who before -
last month was already distinguished ,,.
with a pistol.
On the basis of the CMP rating, he
attained top status with a rifle in 1989; with a pistol in 1991.
He got into competition shooting in 1983 as a member of several


Marine Corps teams in meets as far-flung as Okinawa, and dab-
bled in it occasionally after moving to Baker County in 1999.
S "'I pretty\ much dropped out of shooting since about 1995
^: and turned m\ attention to the golf course," he noted. "Af-
A..ti ter the\ closed m\ course (Pineview in Macclenny) I went
back to it. I set up an air pistol range in my garage and took
it from there."
Hovt good do you have to be to merit the "distin-
i guished" status in this highly competitive sport?
Hunters in the Baker County area can relate
to this: you have to be good enough to fire a
cluster of scores on a target about two feet
in diameter from 1000 yards. Or you can
try from 200, 300 or 600 yards. Or you
might be good with a 9 mm or .45 caliber
pistol at 25 or 50 yards.
"Distinguished" means you have to
be more than good at all of them.
Bob Hathcox likes things a certain
way when he takes off on weekends
for shoots at Jacksonville's Gateway
Club, or in South Carolina, south
Florida or in the case of this week-
end, at Fort Butner, N.C. His rifles, a
refurbished World War II-era M-1, an
. -..... .. M14 and AR-15, are packed away in
carrying cases. His pistols and scopes,
along with other shooting parapherna-
o Hwathc, lia, are neatly stored in a large carrying
case (festooned with the familiar Ma-
rine Corps emblems). Everything is very professional; everything is
kept in pristine shape. (See page 2)


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,he ;Iaue of Florida. The state
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ties funds to improve housing
and infrastructure. Mr. Darabi's
company, based out of Gaines-
ville, will provide the city with
the engineering expertise the
CDBG grant requires.
The commission said it had
received proposals from six en-
gineering firms, and a review
committee recommended Mr.
Darabi's company and Pro-
grams Consulting Inc. to handle
the administrative work. The ex-
act details of the bids offered by
Mr. Darabi's company and the
other firms were not immedi-
ately available, but government
entities are instructed to award
engineering contracts on the ba-
sis of qualifications instead of
pricing. The board emphasized
its pleasure with Mr. Darabi's
other work.
And the commission unani-
mously empowered Macclenny
fire chief Buddy Dugger to pur-


sue the purchase of an emer-
gency power generator for' city
iaill. Nl r. Dugger, who estimated
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$27,000, said the city was in
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to make oursel es better."
A native of Tampa, Ms. Bran-
nan had been principal at West-
side. since July, 2004, returning
to the same school where she
began her teaching career 20
years ago. In August, 1994, she
left Baker County for a year as
assistant principal at Lake Butler
Middle School in Union County,
then returned the following year
to a similar position at Westside,
where she remained two years
before moving over to Baker
High next door. She stayed there
five years.,
She is survived by her hus-
band, son Chase, her parents
and a sister.
[This article was compiled by Kelley
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Dear Editor:
Last Friday at 8:15 am my
cell phone jumped to life with
the first call of the day. It's Bak-
er County Judge Joey Williams
calling to inform me of the dev-
astating news that my friend
of 25-plus years, Kimberly S.
Brannan, lost her life in a tragic
accident. It was one of those
moments when your heart stops
beating and time stands still.
I' left home and traveled
straight to Macclenny. I arrived
about 1:00 pm at the Brannan
home and I was amazed to see
how quickly the people of Baker
County responded to this trag-
edy.
Joey Dobson and the entire
staff of the Baker County Sher-
iff's Office, Paula Barton and
the Baker County school sys-
tem, churches, friends and fami-
lies sprang into action supplying
food, tables, chairs, an outside
tent, heater and emotional sup-
port.
Kim Brannan, known as "Ms.
Kim" to many of her students,
was an outstanding educator, ad-
ministrator, mentor and friend.
Kim was also a devoted and
proud mother of her son Chase
and the wife of the Baker Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office Chief Chuck
Brannan, a life-long resident of
Macclenny.
A brief look at the 24 hours
prior to "Ms. Kim's" accident
may help others to understand
how truly dedicated the Brannan
family is to their community.
I had spoken to her twice on
Thursday while she was in St.
Augustine at an educators' con-
ference that was to end on Friday
afternoon. Even though Kim and
her fellow teachers had a room
at the hotel for Thursday eve-
ning and could have remained
there for a relaxing night, they
chose not to.
They changed their plans and
on Thursday night returned to
Macclenny to see her students
perform in a Veteran's Day play.
Their plan included an early
morning departure on Friday
back to St. Augustine and the
conference.
Thursday night, Chuck re-
ceived a call just before 11:00
from the Sheriff's Office con-
cerning a dangerous drug case
they were working and immedi-
ately left home as duty required.
Who can imagine the anxiety of
any law enforcement officer's
wife as they remain home alone
not knowing the amount of dan-
ger their spouse might encoun-
ter? It was well after 2:00 am
when Chuck returned home.
Shortly thereafter, Kim's
alarm rang indicating it was
time to get ready to head back to
St. Augustine.
In the early morning hours of


Friday, Kim in a low tone of
voice said to Chuck, Chase
and her mother, who was visit-
ing, "I love you and I'll be home
tonight!"
As you can see, from a brief
look at their life, Kim was and
Chuck continues to be a loyal
and faithful public servant for
the people of Baker County.
The positive impact of "Ms.
Kim" was very apparent in the
fact that over 1000 people at-
tended her viewing on Sunday
night and in excess of 1000 her
funeral on Monday. The legacy
of Kim Brannan will live on
in the lives of the children and
families she so deeply touched
during her years of teaching in
Baker County.
On Saturday at mid-morning,
we're gathered at the Brannan
residence when the somber si-
lence is interrupted by the ring-
ing of their home phone. On
the other end is the shaking and
emotional voice of a young lady
wishing to speak with Chuck.
When he takes the phone, she
tells him that she is one of Kim's
former students and that she had
learned of her untimely passing
via the Internet. She recalls the
impact that Kim had upon her
life and though she could not at-
tend the funeral, promised to vis-
it the next time she was in town.
Her name is Shamika Givens, an
American soldier currently serv-
ing in Iraq.
Kim's life was an example for
all of us to follow. Her Christian
faith was the anchor by which
she lived her life. Her family the
most important people in this
world and her friends, dear to
her heart.
One hundred years from now,
it will not matter what type of
vehicle we drove back and forth
to work; it will not matter how
much money we had in our
bank accounts; it will not mat-
ter how large our house was.
But the world will be better then
because Kimberly S. Brannan
came into our lives and the lives
of our children.
We miss you "Ms. Kim"
and may God continue to bless
Chuck and Chase Brannan, their
families and all the citizens of
Baker County.
Patrick T. Grady
Bushnell, Fla.


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MY SIDE OF

THE MATTER
ROBERT GERARD
I'm going to miss my friend
Kim Brannan.
But I won't forget her. No-
body who met Kim even once
will forget her. She was that kind
of person.
Kim had a larger-than-life per-
sonality. She lived life in gulps,
not sips.
Whatever Kim did, she did
with energy and commitment.
Whether it was in work or in
her personal life she didn't live
halfway. Kim was full tilt all day,
every day.
Kim was one of those rare
people you meet who, when they
enter a room all eyes turn in their
direction. It isn't a quality that's
easily defined, but you know it
when you see it.
And Kim had It whatever It
is.
Friday was incredibly difficult
for those of us in the school sys-
tem. When I heard about Kim's
tragic death in a car accident I
was disbelieving. I had to check
with two or three other people
before it became real. Even then
I couldn't accept what I was
hearing.
Ditto for the whole school
system. We had trouble coping.
Ironically, this was the kind of
situation where we needed Kim
Brannan the most. Kim would
have opened her arms, given us a
big hug, cried with us, comforted
us, and then taken control of the
situation to try and make it right
for everyone involved.
Author James Fenimore Coo-
per claimed that God gives ev-
eryone different "gifts" and the
trick in life is discovering what
gifts we possess.
Kim knew unerringly what


gifts God had presented to her.
She knew how to take a tough
situation and put it back in con-
trol. She could right a ship and
get it sailing again even in the
roughest of waves. This would
have been a day right up her al-
ley and we would have all been
better for it.
I mentioned irony. The irony
of her death is that Kim died be-
ing Kim doing What she loved
and doing ,it with all the amazing
energy she could muster.
She was attending a teacher
training in St. Augustine, but had
driven back Thursday to see a
patriotic program put on by the
Westside second grade; She was
on her way back to the training
when she died. She was "doing it
all" because that's how she lived
life.
Good or bad, you always
knew where you stood with Kim.
I'd crack a joke and she'd look
at me, shake her head and say,
"You need help, Gerard."
If you deserved it, she was
unquestionably loyal. She would
look at you and tell you, "I've got
your back," and you knew she
meant it. So long as you were do-
ing the right thing, she "had your
back" through thick and thin.
If you weren't doing the right
thing, she'd let you know that,
too, and set you on the straight
and narrow. There was never a
question mark about how Kim
felt on anissue.
Certainly there was never a
question about how she felt about
her family she loved them
with all her soul. Her son Chase
was her heart and she would
have moved mountains for him
if she could. Her loyalty to him
and her husband Chuck was ab-
solute carved in granite.
Kim was one.of my wife Kel-
ley's best friends. They traveled
together, teased each other inces-
santly, and generally had a great
time.


They laughed a lot.
Kim loved to laugh. She had
a big belly laugh that you could
hear across a room and when you
did, you instinctively wanted to
be in her group and laugh right
along with her. Kim was infec-
tious in her humor and so much
fun to be around.
Not that she'd give you a mo-
ment's peace."
Kim was a regular on Kelley's
humanities trips to New York
City. Kelley knew to pencil her
in every year and that she would
lead her group around the Big
Apple like the Pied Piper. To mix
metaphors, all her little ducks
would be in a row.
"Come on, Norman," she
would yell back to my wife in a
good-natured jab as she marched
down Times Square with her
group in tow. "Keep up."
And you'd better keep up, be-
cause she wasn't going to slow
down for anyone. Kim didn't
slow down, she put her foot to
the floor and brought everyone
along in her slipstream. She was
one of those people who could
pick you up and carry you where
you needed to go if need be.
That's why she was such a
great teacher and principal. Be-
ing a teacher and principal is
about leadership. A good teacher
and principal has a vision shared
with students and teachers. A
good teacher and principal lets
her people know that she ex-
pects the best they are capable
of giving. Nothing less is good
enough, because she is willing to
give nothing less.
Though as vice-principal here
at the high school Kim was my
boss, that's not how she felt about
it. She always told me I worked
with her and not for her. That's
the way she felt about it. That's
how we felt about her.
That kind of person is the gold
standard of our profession.
Kim Brannan was 24 carat.


Takingnote of improvements to the city


park, sprucingup ofthe downtown area

Macclenny Park has been getting a face lift! landscape lighting at the Macclenny firehouse.
As a member of the city park improvement Business facades are sporting new stucco and
board, I want to urge you to visit the park if you fresh coats of paint. Rachel's Farmhouse has un-
haven't been by lately. Covered picnic pavilions dergone a restoration, both inside and out.


that can accommodate quite a few
families have been erected, along
with new rest rooms. The gazebo TH E
is getting some badly-needed ten-
der loving care and a new walking P C
trail has been constructed. P iP ]
Exercise stations along the ce- KELLEY I
ment trail allow walkers to stop
and engage in a number of physical
exercises to help improve health and physique (got-
ta try to keep that school girl/boy figure). Plaques
with directions for using each station are posted.
Additional land next to the park entrance on
Eighth Street is being cleared to offer much-needed
additional parking space.
"We're considering other uses for the remain-
der of the grant money which has funded the im-
provements," said Roger Yarbrough, assistant city
manager. "It's been suggested we apply to an entity
such as the Daffodil Society of Florida. They come
out and oversee the establishment of daffodil plant-
ings in parks and at historic sites."
More improvements are in the planning stages
such as lights, new fencing, gates and water foun-
tains.
Macclenny Avenue is looking spiffy lately also.
The decorative planters that line the street and the
new benches have perked up the appearance of
downtown considerably. If you drive along US 90
in the evening you will notice the new, dramatic


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It's good to see that the build-
ing that housed the beloved Blue
Haven Restaurant has been spared
the wrecking ball and instead got
a good sprucing up. It's one of the
more attractive buildings on the
main drag. It's good to see some
of Old Macclenny being preserved
as well as new merchants opening


their doors for business. Nice things are happening
in, these places too. You can stroll along in the eve-
ning and see knitting classes taking place in The
Local Needle, a new yarn craft shop. On Saturday
mornings, acrylic painting classes are being con-
ducted in the light-filled second floor of the beauti-
fully renovated Crockett Building.
The comments from the locals are very positive.
Folks are happy and grateful for the revitalization
taking place.
It's so nice to be able to go downtown, have a
nice meal, then go into some nice shops to browse.
It's wonderful to be able to sit outside and chat with
a friend over a cup of coffee or run over to the park
for a quick walk before going back to work.
I'm looking forward to watching the Christmas
Parade come through downtown this year. I missed
it last year due to a bad case of bronchitis. Coupled
with the decorations and lights, the revitalized
downtown Macclenny should be a delight for the
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday November 15, 2007 Page 4


Trio is implicated


in fight outside bar


Electricalshort sets portion ofnorth Macclenny house ablaze...
Macclenny chief Buddy Dugger (left in t-shirt) confers with captain Joey Mathis at the scene of a house fire the evening of Novem-
ber 12. Fire broke out in the northeast rear bedroom of the one-story brick structure, probably from an electrical short in a power
strip running to a cdboputer, and units from both Macclenny and Glen St. Mary responded after the fire was detected about 8:30
pm. The home on Jerry Circle off Miltondale Rd. is occupied by the William Jones family but no one was home at the time. The
city fire department estimates $50,000 in structural damage and an additional $25,000 to contents. The blaze was extinguished
in a matter of minutes after the units arrived.



Arrests for child abuse


Two women accused each
other November 9 of binding a
seven-year-old boy's arms and
forcing him to drink shampoo.
The sheriff's department was
first notified by investigator Lin-
da Kujala of the Department of
Children and Families that the
boy had been found wandering
the streets in Osceola County.
Ms. Kujala told Deputy Wil-
liam Starling that the boy had
been left in that central Florida
county by Jamie Martin, 26, and
Suzette Stevenson, 33. Ms. Ste-
venson, the boy's mother, and
Ms. Martin were roommates.
The boy had ligature marks on
his wrists and burns inside his
ears.
Deputy Starling said that he
and Ms. Kujala first spoke with
Ms. Stevenson at her residence
on US 90 in Macclenny. There,
the woman said Ms. Martin tied
the boyv.to a.walL and punished
him b:, making him dkink sham-


poo. She further alleged that Ms.
Martin would frequently keep
the boy from eating and make
him sleep on the floor.
Later that day, sheriff's in-
vestigator Steve Harvey inter-
viewed the two women at the
sheriff's annex. According to
the investigator, Ms. Martin ac-
cused Ms. Stevenson of tying
the boy's wrists and forcing him
to drink shampoo. Ms. Martin
allegedly said the boy's mother
used shoe strings and forced the
boy to stand for several hours
at a time. According to Ms.
Martin, Ms. Stevenson would
frequently kick the boy in the
stomach and keep him from at-
tending school.
Ms. Stevenson, for her part,
' reiterated to police the story she
'told initially, though Investiga-
tor Harvey said that the woman
admitted to assisting in the abuse
.of her child out of a fear of Ms.
'Martin.'


Both women were arrested
and charged with aggravated
child abuse. Police say the boy
is currently at a hospital in
Osceola County, where he is be-
ing treated for malnourishment,
internal injuries to his stomach
and numerous wounds on his
body.
In other incidents, deputies
arrested Julian Pendleton, 23, of
Glen St. Mary after they found
him driving in a car with his
wife in violation of a restraining
order.
Deputy Erik Deloach said in
his report that he stopped Cyn-
thia Pendleton for speeding on
Sunshine Lane near Sanderson
and saw Mr. Pendleton in the
car. Ms. Pendleton told Deputy
Deloach, who knew of the re-
straining order, that the two had
been eating dinner at a family
member's house. The husband
said before his arrest that he was
trying to "work thing ; out."


Police said charges would
be filed against three people
who fought in the parking lot
of Mac's Liquors in Macclenny
November 8.
Mikelle Harvey, a Mac's em-
ployee, told Deputy Michael La-
gle he was working at the store
when he saw a blue van pull
into the parking lot. Once the
van stopped, Homer Blackburn,
23, Andrea Crews, 35, and Kyle
Holton (no. age given), stepped
out. According to Mr. Harvey,
Mr. Blackburn approached him
and they began fighting. During
the fight, he said, the other two
repeatedly hit him in tehe ad.
Mr. Harvey said the three
left just before Deputy Michael
Lagle arrived on the scene. Two
other witnesses confirmed Mr.
Harvey's story. Police were un-
able to find the three individu-
als.
In other incidents, Deputy
Gavin Sweat arrested Donald
Monds, 38, of Jacksonville after
a sheriff's department radio dis-
patcher inside the locked Emer-
gency Operations Center said
Mr. Monds repeatedly hit the
glass and demanded entrance.
Deputy Sweat said that when
he arrived at the center on Mac-
clenny Ave. about 3:30 am, Mr.
Monds was sitting in front of it
with dried blood on his head.
According to the officer, Mr.
Monds said he was walking
home from a nearby bar when
his legs got tired.
Deputy Sweat said the man
smelled strongly of alcohol and
could not stand up without as-
sistance. As such, he was arrest-
ed and charged with disorderly
intoxication.
Franklin Armstrong of Mac-
clenny told police November 11
that someone had shot out the
windows of his trailer off Blair
St.
Mr. Armstrong flagged down
Deputy John Hardin at 10:00
pm. At the trailer, Deputy Har-
din said the windows looked


like they were shot out with BB
guns. He was unable to locate
any physical evidence at the
scene.
A neighbor told Deputy Har-
din that he saw a maroon Ford
Ranger in front of the trailer on
the previous night. He could not
see the identity of the two men
in the truck and said neither got
out of the vehicle.'


Matis benefit will

be November 18th
The Women of the Moose
will be sponsoring a benefit for
Michael Matis on Sunday, No-
vember 18 from noon until 5:00
pri. A variety of gospel groups
will be performing at Heritage
Park located on North Lowder.
There will be food to purchase
and good gospel music to enjoy.
Michael is on dialysis three
times a week. Donations can be
cash or via check made out to
the Women of the Moose, ear-
marked for Michael Matis.
For more information, call
259-2395.


Baldwin man charged


with attempt to sell crack


A sheriff's investigator ar-
rested a Baldwin man allegedly
trying to sell crack cocaine to
an undercover informant in the
Burger King parking lot on SR
121 November 9.
Deputy Scotty Rhoden, who
was in charge of the controlled
buy, said his confidential source
arranged a deal with Carey Hol-
land, 45, on November 8. In the
original phone call, the source
told Mr. Holland he had received
a $5000 settlement and was
looking to buy drugs for a party.
According to Deputy Rhoden's
account of the call, Mr. Holland
advised the source he could buy
drugs for $1000.
The source and Mr. Holland
engaged in a lengthy back-and-
forth in a recorded phone call
about where they would meet.
It ended with the source agree-
ing to call back Mr. Holland on
November 9.
When the source made the
call the next day, he agreed to
meet Mr. Holland at the Burger
King parking lot and indicated
he was staying at a nearby hotel.
But when the source did meet
Mr. Holland, the latter man told
him to get inside his car.
Once the source was inside
Mr. Holland's car, the Baldwin
resident began driving east-


bound on 1-10. The informant
told police that Mr. Holland be-
came nervous and started driv-
ing recklessly. While doing so,
Mr. Holland accused the source
of working for the police and
began throwing drugs out of the
car.
The trailing investigators
stopped the car and arrested Mr.
Holland. They found several
bags of crack cocaine. Accord-
ing to the report, Mr. Holland
admitted that he had intended to
drive the source to Baldwin and
buy crack on November 8.
The suspect was charged with
possessing cocaine with intent
to sell, a second-degree felony.
He charged the source $1700 for
the drugs, and the money was
recovered.
1 Wilford Ruise, 31, of Sand-
erson was arrested for cocaine
possession after he was stopped
the evening of November 6 driv-
ing on CR 127.
Deputy William Hilliard said
he saw Mr. Ruise driving and
knew he had a suspended driv-
er's license. While Deputy Hill-
iard confirmed that fact, Deputy
Erik Deloach searched the man's
car and found a bag of crack co-
caine in a cigarette pack.
Mr. Ruise told police the
drugs didn't belong to him.


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Accuses neighbor in

theft of property from

home off Redwood Ln.


The sheriff's department is
investigating the theft of a cello
phone, Playstation 2 and skate-
board from a Redwood Lane
home in Macclenny.
Kimberly Mallett said No-
vember 7 that the items had
been stolen from her house. (The
skateboard was kept outside)
Ms. Mallett accused a neighbor,
Kyle Duncan, 20, of stealing the
property. Mr. Duncan, she said,
was a friend of her son.
Police spoke with Mr. Duncan
on November 10. Deputy John
Hardin said in his report that
Mr. Duncan adamantly denied
stealing the items. However, ac-
cording to Deputy Hardin, Mr.
Duncan denied taking "a phone
or a Playstation" before the of-
ficer even mentioned the PS2
was stolen. Mr. Duncan said he
had heard about the theft from
neighbors.
Ms. Mallett later said her
son found his skateboard in Mr.
Duncan's yard. Police were able
to lift fingerprints off the skate-
board.
Darcy Bennett of Glen St.
Mary told the sheriff's depart-


ment that she suspects her Tex-
as-based employer defrauded
her on November 5.
Ms. Bennett told Sgt. Greg
Burnsed she agreed on October
29 to work as a payroll distribu-
tor for a company named Vetco
Gray, Inc. and was offered the
job by a man named Albert
Brown over the Internet. Ms.
Bennett said she was offered
$700 a month for her work.
She spent $74 on software,
and Mr. Brown told her to label
the payroll checks she processed
as coming from JP Morgan
Chase in Dallas and to forge his
signature. She mailed several
checks using FedEx.
Ms. Bennett said she became
suspicious because, of the large
amounts of money being paid
out. When she spoke with Mr.
Brown about her payment, he
allegedly avoided her questions.
Chester Shouppe of Macclen-
ny said November 8 that some-
one stole tools from a construc-
tion site where he was working
on Dogwood St.
Missing are a cordless drill
and a nailer.


Fraud cases involves

food stamp car theft


Police are investigating the
fradulant use of a food stamp
debit card belonging to a Glen
St. Mary resident.
Catina Barton came to Depu-
ty Greg Burnsed on November 7
and said that she used the card to
make a purchase at the Fastway
Food Store on Woodlawn Rd.
Later that day when she went to.
the grocery store, she found she
did not have the card.
On November 6, Ms. Barton
spoke with the Fastway clerk
who waited on her the previ-
ous day. The clerk did not know
where the card was, but advised
Ms. Barton to wait for the store
owner to return. While she wait-
ed, Ms. Barton checked the card
balance and found that someone
had made a $48 purchase at the
Fastway after she left.
Ms. Barton said that when
she spoke with the store owner,
he gave her the card back. Then,
she alleged, he accused her of
cursing his mother. Ms. Barton
then left the store.
Ms. Barton said anyone mak-
ing a purchase with the card
would need the PIN number.
In other reports, Kelli Harvey
of Macclenny said November 7
that her driver's license and deb-
it card were stolen from her car.
Ms. Harvey told police she
left the items in her purse and


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that the car was likely unlocked.
Police could not locate any signs
of forced entry.
Police arrested Macclenny
resident Rodney Brooks, 42,
after he allegedly admitted to
shoplifting a $10.69 18-pack of
Bush Light beer.
Stephanie Knight, a clerk at
the BP gas station on Macclenny
Ave., said November 8 that Mr.
Brooks entered the store to speak
with his sister. Ms. Knight said
that she saw the suspect walk
out of the store with "something
big" in his hands.
Outside the store, Mr. Brooks
returned the beer to Ms. Knight
and apologized.

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$3500 worth ofitems taken;

vacant mobile home is looted


A Macclenny resident said
November 7 that someone broke
into his home and stole $3500
in property, including his step-
son's video game systems.
Desmond Kennedy told po-
lice he found the glass panel
on the back door of his home
shattered. Inside the home, his
.22 caliber rifle was missing.
Mr. Kennedy's step-son, who
is staying at the residence, told
Deputy Garrett Bennett that his
Xbox and Playstation 2 were
missing, along with all his video
games and DVDs.
Police also found clothes in
the home that didn't belong to
either occupant. The step-son
named a possible suspect, but
police were unable to locate
him.
In other incidents, Deedra
Dinkins of Glen St. Mary told
police November 8 that more
than $1000 worth of items had
been stolen from a vacant mo-
bile 'home on Orbey Rhoden
Rd.
Ms. Dinkins said her hus-
band had the mobile home on
the market. She received a call
from her realtor, telling her that
a prospective client had noticed
the back door of the home pried
open. When Ms. Dinkins inves-
tigated, she found a stove, two
toilets, a hot water heater, a ceil-
ing fan and two vanity lights
missing.
Ms. Dinkins said she hadn't
visited the home for three weeks,
Police found tire tracks and shoe.
prints in the backyard.
A sworn complaint was to
be filed November 5 against
Buddy Champion, 18, in refer-
ence to the burglary of a Pleas-
ant Dr. home.
Tina Waltman said she arrived


at her home that evening to find
$100 missing. Betty Tressler,
who lives across the street from
Ms. Waltman, told her that she
had seen Mr. Champion enter
the home.
When police spoke with Mr.
Champion, he denied entering
Ms. Waltman's home. Deputy
John Hardin said that Mr. Cham-
pion fainted and hit his head on
the police cruiser when he was
read his Miranda rights.
The suspect was released to
his parents to seek medical at-
tention.
Several checks were sto-
len from an office in the Baker
Manor Apartments complex in
Macclenny on November 5.
An apartment employee
called police at around 8:30 am
and said the door to the office
had been kicked in. Aside from
the checks, a set of keys was
also stolen. Police were unable
to find any fingerprints at the
scene.
Macclenny resident Michael
Thomas said a safe was stolen
from his home on Blackjack Rd.
on November 8. According to
Mr. Thomas, about $1000 worth
of items were in the safe.
Police found a metal ladder
leaning against the side of the
residence. It stood next to a win-
dow, opened about two inches.
Democrats to meet
The Baker County Demo-
cratic Committee will hold its
monthly meeting at 7:00 pm
Tuesday, November 20th at 152
S. College Street. A pot luck
supper is planned for that eve-
ning.
Interested persons are always
welcome. Call 259-9590 for ad-
ditional information.


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The Baker County Sheriff's Office is asking the public's assistance
in obtaining information of persons acting suspiciously in residential
neighborhoods around the county.
Police have received an increasing number of calls about vehicles
driving slowly past residences, and persons approaching and passing
themselves off as salespersons or solicitors for charitable donations.
The department advises the public to ask for identification, and
immediately close the door and call 911 if the person or their mes-
sage seem suspect.
"Door-to-door sales are not as prevalent as in years gone by, and
you should be extremely wary of these persons," said Sheriff Joey
Dobson in a prepared statement. "In addition, you should know that
charitable organizations typically do not solicit donations door-to-
door. Don't hesitate to call if something seems suspicious."
Information that is useful to police includes descriptions of indi-
viduals [clothing and physical attributes], along with make and model
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'Steer'ing members to commerce


BY AMY R. JOHNSON
UF Journalism Student
Scooping manure, lifting 50-
pound bags of feed and hauling
gallons of water do not make a
picture perfect day to most peo-
ple. But for 24 Baker County Se-
nior FFA members, it's a part of
life.
Raising a market steer is a
full-time job. For seven months
steer exhibitors are responsible
for feeding, watering, groom-
ing and halter-breaking their
growing animal for exhibition
at county fairs, in this case the
Baker County Fair.
"I come home after working
with other cows and wash, blow
and walk my own," Austin Gib-
son said.
Gibson, a junior at Baker
County High School and presi-
dent of the Baker County Sr.
FFA, exhibited his 1178-pound
steer Alcatraz at the local fair
last month. Gibson won first in
showmanship.
The National FFA organiza-
tion is dedicated to making a
positive difference in the lives
of students by developing their
potential for premier leadership,
personal growth and career suc-
cess through agricultural educa-
tion.
Each FFA member is en-
couraged to have a supervised
agricultural experience project
designed to give students hands-
on experience and help them de-
velop skills in agricultural career
areas.
Raising a market steer falls
into the diversified livestock pro-
duction area of the experience
program. FFA members are re-
sponsible for raising their steers
in accordance to the desirable
traits in livestock evaluation.
According to the South Da-
kota State University.'s Depart-
ment of Animal and Range Sci-
ences website, there are several
traits that livestock judges look
for when evaluating beef cattle.
They include lihe .eight. dress-
ing percent, muscling, fat thick-
ness, yield grade, quality grade,
maturity and marbling.
Quality grades identify the


palatability and satisfaction of
the meat, according to the West
Virginia University Extension
Service website. The options are
prime, choice, select, standard
and utility.
Yield grades are determined
by trimness of the meat, ranging


in," Johnson said.
At the final weigh-in, the
weight requirement is 850 pounds,
but the steers by then are usually
around 1250 pounds, according
to Johnson.
At the steer, sale, FFA mem-
bers auction them off to local


businesses. The average price
per pound is $1.75 to $1.80.
The Grand Champion steer,
1323-pound Buddy, owned by
Joshua Rivers, a senior-at BCHS
and chapter chaplain, sold for
$4.10 per pound.
Rivers said the benefits he


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Sudsy Steer: Austin Gibson washes his market steer Earl both to get him clean and get him used to being around people. Gib-
son works with his steer at the Baker County FFA's barn at least four times per week.
Photo by Amy Johnson


on a scale from one to five.
"It's good to start off with a
good quality animal to be com-
petitive in a youth market show,"
Greg Johnson, BCHS agri-sci-
ence teacher and FFA advisor,
said.
FFA members purchase their
steers in mid-to late-March in or-
der to prepare them for the show
and sale in October. The first
weigh-in is the first weekend in
July, and in order to be entered,
the stceis shouldd v.eigh between
550 to 600 pounds but there
are variations.
"I've seen steers from 700 to
1000 pounds at the first weigh-


gets out of raising a market steer
include good money and a great
way to meet new people. He has
been raising market steers for
eight years.
Mr. Johnson said the biggest
problem he has noticed students
having is "finishing" their steer
because of the feed conversion
ratio in the summer months. Feed
conversion is the amount of feed
consumed divided by the amount
of weight gain in a specific time
period.
"These animals are not in the
pasture like regular breeding beef
cattle would be," he said.
At the conclusion of the
Baker County Fair, after the ani-
mals have been sold and sent to
slaughter, students are left with a
large check and many memories.
Some members put their money
into savings and some put it into
another market steer project.
Austin Gibson has already
made a $793 purchase on Earl,
his market steer for the Florida
State Fair in February. He spends
about $50 per week on feed and
hay.
Gibson keeps his steer at the
Baker County Sr. FFA's barn on
the Baker High campus, where
he goes every day after school
and on the weekend to feed up
and work with his steer.
"It's an outstanding learning
experience," Austin Gibson said.
[Ms. Johnson is a BCHS graduate cur-
rently enrolled at UF. This article was
written as part of a journalism class
project.]


Farm-city banquet
November 16-22 is National
Farm-City Week and the Baker
County Farm Bureau will cel-
ebrate with its annual Farm-
City banquet at the ag center on
Tuesday, November 20.
The guest speaker will be Dr.
Jay Ferrell, a weed scientist with
the University of Florida's IFAS
program.
It begins at noon, and at-
tendees should RSVP by calling
259-3520 by this Friday.


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday November 15, 2007 Page 7


Pre-K flagpole is



project toward an



Eagle Scout rank

BY KELLEY LANNIGAN the flag installed.
Press Staff On November 12, the day
Eagle Scout Kendall Hand re- after Veteran's Day, Mr. Hand
cently presented the PreK/Kin- appeared at the school and was
dergarten center with the one an impressive sight dressed in
thing it was lacking to make it his scouting uniform and sash
complete an American flag. displaying a multitude of merit
We've been here for two years badges. Mr. Hand's mother, a
but didn't have a flagpole on the kindergarten teacher at the cen-
grounds," said principal Sher- ter, brought out her class for
rie Raulerson. "When Kendall the dedication of the flagpole.
approached us about helping us The children were given small
get one established we were de- American flags to hold during
lighted." the ceremony.
Mr. Hand, 18, is a resident The Eagle Scout read to the
of Glen St. Mary and a student children from a book called
at Baker County High School. "I Love America" and told the
He chose to erect a flagpole at children some interesting facts
the Pre/K center as his project about the flag. He also explained
for earning the rank of Eagle the project, what it meant to be
Scout. the project, what it meant to be
After petitioning the school, an Eagle Scout and the activi-
he presented a formal applica- ties behind earning some of his
tion outlining the goal of his badges such as coin collecting
project. and genealogy.
When a site on the school The children learned.that the
campus was selected, Kendall flag was resting at half-mast
dug a hole several feet deep. The position to honor an important
pole was then anchored in a ce- event, in this case, the death of
ment footing to hold it securely Westside Elementary principal
in place. Landscaping mulch Kim Brannan on November 9.
was placed around the pole and Then they stood together, along


Eagle Scout Kendall Hand with kindergarteners at dedication offlagpole.
PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN


with principal Sherrie Rauler-
son and assistant principal Bon-
nie Jones, to recite the Pledge
of Allegiance. Doug and Dee
Dee Hand were also present to
seethe dedication of their son's


project.
According to principal Raul-
erson, there are future plans to
add garden benches around the
flagpole.,
Mr. Hand rose through .the


ranks of scouting Cub, Ten-
derfoot, 2nd Class, 1st Class,
Star and Life to achieve the
highest. rank of Eagle. He is a
member of the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints in


Macclenny. After graduation,
he plans to complete a required
two-year church mission, then
attend college.


No charges anticipated in wake of


.IBKER COUNTY


. ... ...... ......... d o t c


a gun brandishing at Wal
Police said November 7 that in his report that the woman's
no .charges would be filed in head and face did not show any
connection with an argument injuries. Charges will be filed
that allegedly ended with a gun against Mr. Goethe through the
being pulled in the Wal-Mart state attorney's office.
parking lot. Macclenny resident Rachel
Janet Hall told Deputy Jer- Kemp told police November 5
emy Moran at around 8:45 that that her two children had been
night that Glen St. Mary resi- abused by their cousin, a 15-
dent Drew Douglass, 22, had year-old boy.
pulled a gun on her 17-year-old According to Ms. Kemp, the
son. When DeputN Moran spoke two .children were playing at,
with the boy at the sheriff's their cousin's home when he hit
annex, he confirmed what his them, leaving bruises. Deputy
mother said. Curtis Ruise said he couldn't
According to the juvenile, of locate any injuries on the two.
:Macclenny, he and a friend were But according to the officer, the
walking to their car and saw Mr. 15-year-old admitted to striking
Douglass parked next to them. them, but in a playful manner.
When they tried to enter their A criminal complaint will be
car, one of Mr. Douglass' friends filed against the cousin.
'accused them of parking there Police arrested another 15-
to anger the man. Then, he said, year-old Macclenny resident
the same man approached the November 6 after he allegedly
car. The 17-year-old pulled out grabbed his mom's wrist in an
a baseball bat for protection. attempt to fake abuse.
It was then the boy alleged The mother said her son was
-that Mr. Douglass pulled out his on the phone when she asked
gun. Mr. Douglass never pointed him to do the dishes. He refused..
the gun at him, but did say, "I'll
see you when you're 18."
The boy and his friend left,
and said they did not want to
press charges against Mr. Dou-
glass.
In other incidents, Jodie Phil-
'lips of Macclenny said Novem-
ber 9 that her father had repeat-
edly struck her.
Ms. Phillips told Deputy
Matthew Riegel she had been
staying at her father's home for '
about a week. She said she be- ..
gan arguing with her dad, Ken-
neth Goethe, 47, of Sanderson,
and tried to leave the house. It
'was then, she alleged, her father
punched her in the face.
According to Ms. Phillips, she
fell to the ground and covered
herself with blankets for protec-
tion. Nevertheless, she said, Mr. -
Goethe walked over to her and
struck her. Deputy Riegel said AT TI I 1


Food, toy drives for
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Woody's Bar-B-Q in Mac-
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and toys for distribution by area
churches at both Thanksgiving
and Christmas.
Bring non-perishable food
items to the restaurant on South
6th during business hours
through November 20 for dis-
tribution at Thanksgiving. New
and used toys in good condition
will be accepted through De-
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In addition, the restaurant
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to families before both holidays.
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When she unplugged the phone
he punched a wall and threw the
phone.
Later that evening, the boy
was eating in the living room
when his mother again asked
him to do chores. She went to
spank her son, only to have the
boy grab her left wrist and use it
to hit himself in the face several
times. The son allegedly said,
:-Gio a.h iead, hit me some ,mqre-n,
and leave some marks."
Deputy Claude Hurley said
in his report that the 15-year-old
had been released to his father's
custody.
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80" BIRTHDAY
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Kim Brannan, 44,

Westside principal
Kimberly Sue Brannan,
44, died Friday, November 9,
2007. Mrs. Brannan was born
in Youngstown, Ohio on Oc-
tober 29,
1963 and --
had been
a resident
of Baker '
County -
since the .
summer of B
1987.
She was a
a member.
of First
Baptist ..
Church of Kim Brannan
Tampa and
attended First Baptist of Glen
St. Mary. She was a graduate of
the Academy of Holy Names in
Tampa and attended the Univer-
sity of Florida where she earned
her bachelor and master degrees
in elementary education. Mrs.
Brannan also attended the Uni-
versity of North Florida, where
she earned another masters de-
gree 'in educational leadership:
Mrs. Brannan was a very ac-
complished woman who loved
education and her students. She
was an avid Gator football fan.
She was a member of the Delta
Kappa Gamma Teachers' Soci-
ety, Kappa Kappa Gamma So-
rority, Junior Woman's Club of
Macclenny, Teachers Union of
Baker County, the University
of Florida Alumni Association,
Gator Football Boosters, the
North Florida Gator Club and
the Alumnae Association of the
Academy of the Holy Names.
Mrs. Brannan started her
career as a school teacher at
Westside Elementary. She held
several administrative positions;.
assistant principal MT Lake But-'-
ler Middle School, Baker Coun-
ty Middle School and Baker
County High School.'She was
in her fourth year as principal
at Westside Elementary School.
She dearly loved being a teach-
er and a principal,, serving as a
positive and bright light to the
children and staff. Mrs. Brannan
also valued family and enjoyed
snow skiing and spending time
at Kingsley Lake over summer
break.
Mrs. Brannan is survived by
her husband of 17 years, Chuck
Brannan of Macclenny; son
Chase Brannan; father Gregory
D. (Lynn) Loughrie of Sevier-
ville, TN; mother Sandy Lough-,
rie of Tampa; sister Kelly (Jeff)
Szala and nieces Lauren and Ra-
chel Szala of Kansas City, MO;
father-in-law and mother-in-law
Robert C. Brannan, Jr. and Shir-
ley Brannan, brother and sister-
in-law Ryan (Sandi) Brannan,
Dana (Buford) Thrift, nieces and
nephews Kallie, Ruger and Dixie
Raulerson, all of Macclenny.
The funeral service for Mrs.
Brannan was held at 3:00 pm
at First Baptist Church of Glen
with pastors Franklin Griffis
and Perry Hays officiating. In-
terment followed in Woodlawn
Cemetery, Macclenny. V. Todd
Ferreira Funeral Services was in
charge of arrangements.


Jerry Dorminey,

69, ofBaldwin dies
Mary "Jerry" Dorminey, 69,
of Baldwin died peacefully Sat-
urday, November 10,2007 at her
home surrounded by family and
loved ones. Mrs. Dorminey was
born August 11, 1938 in Logan
County, Oklahoma, the daugh-
ter of the late Andrew Cooksey
and the former Chloe Green.
She was preceded in death by
her husband of 41 years, Gene
Dorminey.
Survivors include her chil-
dren Phyllis Green (Freddie),
Beverly Thomas (Mike) and
David Dorminey (Chris); grand-
daughters Michelle Wallstedt
(Brian), Summer Beauford
(Baye), Amy Thomas and Leah
Pickard; great-grandchildren Ja-
cob, Chloe, Jesslyn and Jackson;
sisters Bonnie Hudson, Ruby
Moad, Edna Ozbirn and Helen
Cooksey; brother-in-law Milam
Headley.
The funeral service was held
Tuesday, November 13 in the
chapel of Prestwood Funeral
Home with her brother-in-law
Rev. Al Dorminey officiating.
A graveside service was held
Wednesday, November 13 at
Guthrie Cemetery in Nashville,
GA where she was laid to rest by
her husband and their dog Buck-
shot.

Thanks fomfamily
The family of Michael J.
Gazdick would like to extend its
appreciation to all those that sent
cards, visited and called during
our time of sorrow. Also, thanks
to Mary Finley, Gedone Pracher,
LaViece Smallwood and Dan
Gibbs. A special thank you to St.
Mary's Catholic Church, Fathers
Jose Maniyangat and Anthony
Sebra. The Macclenny Lions
Club and' Guerry Funeral-Home
for the assistance they gave.
SINCERELY,
THE GAZDICK FAMILY

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Richardson
1/8/32-11/17/97
He wore the sunshine in his
farmer's tan, beneath his fin-
gernails, he wore the soil of his
land.
He wore his determination in
the lines of his face, each day
he worked hard at a steady
pace.
He wore his pride well as he
stood tall, because each day he
gave his all.
In an ongoing twinkle in his
eyes, he wore his happiness
from within,
in his little jokes that always
made him grin.
He worked hard daybreak to
night, and was rewarded with
some wonderful sights.
The peaceful moments of the
sun setting low, with all its col-
ors radiating their glow.
After the miracle of birth, a mo-
ment of pay, the glory of watch-
ing a new baby calf at play.
A time when farmer's expecta-
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were carefully sown.
The reward of looking across
his land, at his crop and cattle,
made him a rich man.
He didn't take time to travel the
world and sea, but he possessed
everything that a man could
want to be.
Worldly possessions he may not
have had, but a rich man he
was, and he was my granddad.
WE 'LOVE YOU & MISS YOU,
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Sunday School ....... 10:00 am
Sun. Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sun. Evening Worship .6:00 pm
Wed. Eve. Bible Study.. 7:00 pm
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Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
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the love and support shown
to our family during the loss
of our loved one. We can only
pray through the wonderful ser-
vice delivered by Brother Mark
Woods that lives were touched
and souls were saved. Thank
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We would like to thank the Bak-
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and Ferreira Funeral Services
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kindred spirit, loved his family
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Perry Hays, Associate Pastor


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday November 15, 2007 Page 9


'BabyJennett' passes first birthday following


crisis-filled year correcting rare birth defects


BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Press Staff
The last thing Victoria and
Gerald Warren expected during
the birth of their daughter was
that anything could be wrong.
It had been an uneventful
pregnancy. The ultrasound im-
ages looked normal, with no
indication that the fetus was not
developing properly.
"At birth she looked so per-
fect and healthy," said the 20-
year-old mother who resides
near Baldwin. "She was more
alert than any newborn baby I've


ever seen."
But Baby Jen- -NA
nett, who was '
born October 30, -
2006 at Shands
Jacksonville, was
far from normal.
Minutes after the
birth, an attend-
ing nurse was
cleaning up the
baby and getting
ready to take
her temperature,
which in new-
borns is done
with a rectal "
thermometer. -nm
Fred Stall- -.,
ings was wait-
ing nearby,
anxious to hold
his new great-
granddaughter.
He knew by the
surprised and '
concerned ex- A- ,


pression on the
nurse's face that
something was
wrong.
Soon, a group of doctors
broke the news to Ms. Warren.
Her daughter had been born
without the normal bodily open-
ings to pass urine or feces. The
baby had no rectum or urethra.
There was also no vaginal open-
ing.
The stunned Ms. Warren held
her daughter for the next hour
and a half before the bab. was
transferred to Wolfson Chil-
dren's Hospital.
The next day, a surgeon gave
the baby's abnormality a name:
Anal Atresia, a condition in
which an orifice (opening) is,
abnormally closed or absent
and can occur in many loca-
tions in the human body. In baby
Jennett's case, there was an ac-
companying condition known as
cloaca.
The Cloacal plate is a special-
ized cellular wall present dur-
ing development of the anterior
cavity of the body. If it does not
migrate into the proper position,
the result is ano-rectal abnor-
malities.
One in 50,000 children are
born with Anal Atresia. Further
diagnosis revealed that Baby
Jennett also had been born with
a double uterus and two sets of
ovaries.
The next time Ms. Warren
saw her daughter was just before
the baby went into surgery that
same day to undergo a colos-
tomy.
The surgery involves the con-
nection of a part of the colon
to the abdominal wall, which
leaves the patient with an open-
ing called a stoma.
The end of the large intestine
is drawn out through the stoma
and sutured to the skin. Feces
leave the body through the stoma
and collect in a pouch attached
to the abdomen.
Baby Jennett adjusted to the
colostomy and things went well
for the first months. Ms. War-
ren and her great-grandmother,
Barbara Stallings, with whom
she lives, were meticulous in the
hygienic care of the two-inch in-
cision in the baby's body and in
keeping the colostomy bag clean
and sterile.
But when the baby began to
move around, sit up and crawl it
became, as Ms. Stallings puts it,
"a nightmare."
The movement constantly
irritated the incision at the co-
lostomy site. As the baby grew,
feces production increased. The
moving and sitting put pres-
sure on the bag and keeping the
waste contained was a constant
challenge.
"We were double diapering at
that point," said Ms. Stallings.
"and struggling to keep the inci-


sion free from infection."
Jennett then underwent re-
constructive surgery to create,
her vaginal, urinary and rectal
passages. She still needed the
colostomy for feces, but her uri-
nary tract began to function, if
not perfectly. Urine reflux back
up into the kidneys is an ongoing
problem.
The healing process has been
the most critical aspect of the
surgery and the challenges have
been daunting. Skin rashes and
irritation have been severe and
few products have been able to


cate skin around the o
from becoming overly
and infected. Rash is cc
present.
"In the two weeks s
last operation, we ha
through close to 600
said Ms. Warren. "It's ji
lievable."
But the Warrens and
are determined to seet
through this crisis.
"I can't pretend it ha:
hard, the hardest thing
with," said Ms. Warr
I've never once felt 1


openingss penses have been met by Med-
irritated icaid, but that has often been
constantly inconsistent. When the Warren's
address changed from Jack-
ince her sonville to Baldwin, the baby's
ve gone records were kicked out of the
diapers, computer and suddenly she was
ust unbe- ineligible for medical attention
she so desperately needed. They
Stallings were required to go through the
the baby entire application process again
and there was no time for that.
sn't been The Stallings had to appeal di-
g to deal rectly to the Medicaid office in
en. "But Tallahassee to get the baby put
ike giv- on emergency aid.
'Jennett will al-
... ways have prob-
.. lens associated
% ith her condi-
I n" tion. According
i to Ms. Warren,
;. she is ineligible
/ for health or life
,, insurance when
she becomes an
adult.
Ms. Warren
said she is disap-
pointed in the
attitudes and be-
:.havior of certain
hospital staff and
local representa-
tives of Medi-
care.
S," "One of the
Doctors was so
2 i*" horrible in the
way she dealt
with me about
Jennett's condi-
tion. She was
rude and crude
PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN in her language,
describing my
hter, my baby's condition," said Ms. War-
t trusted ren. "It was shocking, and an-
ands, He other doctor had to step in and
ill see us take over. I've also met with
has never such 'I don't care at all' attitudes
by some of the staff in the local
struggles Medicaid office. If a baby is in
heir mod- trouble, it needs help. Period. I
home, all don't understand some of the
her hus- treatment we have gotten."
an area A milestone was the celebra-
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provide any relief. The risk of
infection is constant. A mixture
of Vaseline and corn starch has
been helpful.
Three weeks ago, the baby
underwent surgery again to de-
tach the colostomy. The colon
and rectum have begun to func-
tion together, but the pain is sub-
stantial.
Even as the two women re-
count these grim facts, the quiet
baby suddenlybegifis scream-
ing, tears welling up and run-
ning down her face.
The ladies go into action, one
reaching for the ever-present
package of disposal diapers and
rash ointment while one strug-
gles to get Jennett out of her
denim playsuit. As Ms. Stall-
ings unfastens the snaps, Jennett
struggles fiercely and sobs rack
her little chest.
"This poor thing has dealt
with so much pain," said Ms.
Stallings. "She gets so fright-
ened if anyone goes near this
part of her body."
"The good news is that the
anus has begun to function on
its own, but it's going to be a
long, slow process. Because of
the pain, the baby will only pass
a small amount of feces, about
a tablespoon, before tensing up
her muscles to stop the process.
Diapers must be changed
constantly, sometimes every
five minutes to keep the deli-


ing up. She's my daug
blood. And I have jus
that this is in God's ha
is in control and He wi
all through. Giving up h
been an option."
The young family's .
have been numerous. Th
est Jacksonville rental h
they could afford on
band's income, was in
inundated with drug tr
crime.
"I was constantly fe
their safety, especially
pregnant," said Ms. Stal
The young couple mi
the Stallings' mobile ho
Baldwin. With the baby
round-the-clock care, I
ren could not go back to
They were given use
the family cars so Gera
get to his job in Jack
In order to help them
a home, Ms. Stallings t
credit cards to purchase
double-wide mobile h
couple is trying to rem
make habitable when t
spare time and money.
"It's been hard on n
grandparents," said Ms
"They live on Social
and have a fixed income
don't know what we wo
done if it hadn't been
and the generosity of o
ple."
Baby Jennett's med


October. Prospects for her fu-
ture are uncertain, but the fam-
ily is determined to love and
take care of her, no matter what.
The baby's condition has made
Ms. Warren hesitant about hav-
ing another child. Genetic test-
ing is planned to help ease her
apprehension.
The young mother hopes to
earn a degree and pursue nurs-
ing. She looks forward to the day
she can move into the remodeled
double-wide trailer and give Jen-
nett the home she deserves.
"My dream right now is to give
her the most beautiful bedroom
a little girl could have," she says.
"I would give anything if I could
get her a Cinderella bedroom set
from Rooms-To-Go. The bed is
shaped like a carriage. She is my
little princess and I want that for
her."
The Warrens and the Stall-
ings are grateful for the showing
of concern from businesses in
their community. W. W. Gay do-
nated an air conditioning/heat-
ing unit for the trailer and O.E.
Smith and Sons donated a septic
tank.
"I wish I could repay people
for what they have done so far,"
said Ms. Warren. "The best way
would be for me to earn the nurs-
ing degree and get out there to
help other children with critical
needs. I will always be grateful
for the all prayers and the sup-
port."


Applications sought

for USDA program
November 13 is the deadline
for area farmers and ranchers to
apply for a USDA conservation
program to help'them pay for
improvements to curtail soil ero-
sion, improve water quality and
habitats for wildlife.
Termed the Environmental
Quality Incentives Program, it
makes federal cost-sharing funds
available to working farms and
ranches. For more informa-
tion, contact Allen Moore at the
USDA office in Baldwin, 266-
0088, ext. 3.


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

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


Come and magnify the Lord and worship with us
Glen Friendship Tabernacle
Clinton Aye. 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





Jesus: The Way, The Truth and The Life
Sunday School 10:00 A.M. Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 P.M.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 AM.. Wed. Eve. Worship 7:30 PM.
Pastor Rev. Shannon Conner
North 6th Street Macclenny 259-3500
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday November 15, 2007 Page 10


Food safety a must r


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HOMAS
Agent


Can you believe it's that time
of year again?
The holidays are fast ap-
proaching and many of you may
be the lucky member of the fam-
ily responsible for hosting the
Thanksgiving feast. It can be the
most stressful event at the holi-
day.
The challenge of thawing and
cooking the turkey, preparing
numerous side dishes and be-
ing a gracious host can be very
overwhelming. With all the ac-
tivity going on at once it's easy
to forget about food safety. We
all want to get the food ready
quickly and on the table so all
can enjoy it. Remember, if food
safety techniques are compro-
mised, the meal could become
very memorable for all the
wrong reasons. I don't think any
host wants their Thanksgiving
meal to be remembered due to
everyone getting sick.
How big of a turkey should
you buy? Should it be fresh or
frozen? How do you store it? A
few simple steps recommended
by the USDA can help you an-
swer these questions.
When purchasing your turkey,
make sure you buy one large
enough to feed your crowd. If
purchasing a whole turkey al-
low about a pound per person;
if it's a boneless breast of turkey
allow a half pound per person.
If you get a frozen bird, make
sure you purchase it in plenty of
time. If you are thawing it in the
refrigerator, allow 24 hours for
every 4-5 pounds. Once the tur-
key is thawed, it can be kept in
the refrigerator for 1-2 days.
If you buy -a fresh turkey,
make sure it is not stored any
longer than two days before it is
cooked or frozen. If you forget
to get your turkey in the fridge
in plenty of time for thawing,
that's okay. You can thaw it in
cold water being sure to replace
the-water every, 30 minutes. Al-
low approximately 30 minutes
per pound of bird. Make sure
you cook it immediately after
using this method of thawing.
Another way to thaw your
bird is by defrosting in the mi-
crowave if the turkey is not too


SA office salute

to Armed Forces

at annual parade
The state attorney's office is
planning a salute to our armed
forces during the Christmas pa-
rade December 1. If you would
like a uniformed photograph of
your military family member
to be added to this slide show,
please' submit a good quality
photo to the office, 339 E. Mac-
clenny Avenue, Suite 126 before
November 22.
Photographs should have the
name of the military member, on
the back and identify his or her
family. E-mail the photo with
information to jsm@sa.co.ala-
chua.fl.us.
For additional information,
contact 259-3137 or 259-0275.
Photographs can be picked
up at SA office between Decem-
ber 6-15. We will take all neces-
sary precautions with the photo-
graphs, but will not be liable for
any damage to them.
AL-ANON
Meetings
Every Monday 8:00 pm
Macclenny Church of Christ
5th and Minnesota
Open tofriends family members of
alcoholics.


Ga-- ury!


when

BY MELANIE TI
Baker County FCS


king turkey

big. Check your microwaves
instruction booklet to determine
how large of a bird it will hold,
the minutes per pound, and the
power level to use for thawing.
Never thaw a turkey on the
countertop at room tempera-
ture! Make sure you clean and
sanitize wherever raw turkey
juice may have been.
Prior to the big event, make
sure you are well prepared with
all of your ingredients and equip-
ment. Be sure to have a roasting
pan large enough for your bird
as well as a food thermometer.
Keep in mind that done-ness is
never guaranteed by time and
looks. A good working ther-
mometer is the only way to be
sure your turkey is cooked to a
safe temperature of 165 F.
A good way to estimate how
long it will take your bird to
cook is to use these guidelines:
8-12 pounds 23 to 3 hrs; 12-14
pounds 3 to 33 hours; 14-18
pounds 33 to 4 hours; 18-20
pounds 4 to 4 hours; 20-24
pounds 4 to 5 hours.
The times are for a fresh
or frozen turkey in an oven at

3250F. Once the'estimated time
is up for your bird, check the
temperature. If the temperature
is not at least 165F, leave the
bird in the oven a bit longer until
the recommended temperature
has been reached.
As for the stuffing, experts
recommend cooking it separate
from the turkey to 165 F. If you
have any leftover turkey, be sure
and cut it into small pieces, let it
cool and refrigerate within two
hours.
We all want our Thanksgiv-
ing to be memorable and fun.
Keep all these tips in mind and
rest assured you'll have a safe
great meal.


Thanks for help
The Pee-Wee division Vi-
kings express their profound ap-
preciation to the following for
their unwavering support during
the recent Youth League football
season:
Jewell Trucking, Soul's Har-
bor Church, coaches Michael
Ray Crews, Doug Stewart and
Buffy Mallory; Noah Himmel-
haver, Maurice Lee, Clay Griffis,
Ryan Carter and Tim Smith. And
a special thanks to Rhonda Jew-
ell for keeping everything orga-
nized.

Health screening

at Woman's Club
Life Line Screening will be
held at the Macclenny Woman's
Club, 144 S. 5th St. on Wednes-
day, November 21 beginning at
9:00 am.
All four screenings take less
than, an hour to complete and the
cost for a Wellness package of
all four screenings is $149.
For more information, visit
their website at www.lifeline-
screening.com.

Family reunion
The Hurst-Kirkland-Mikell
families will hold their annual
reunion November 22, Thanks-
giving Day, at the home of Ron-
nie Kirkland, 7368 Homestead
Place, Glen St. Mary. Activities
will begin at 2:00 pm with din-
ner at 2:30..


School Calendar
Week of November 19-23
* Monday, November 19
BCHS: Girl's. basketball vs.
Middleburg (H).BCMS: Basketball
@ Callahan. MES: Horse Gate Trails.
trip for 2nd grade.
* Tuesday, November 20
District-wide: School Board meeting
6:30 pm, district boardroom. Club
day. KIS: 4th grade presentation from
Author of Voice of St. Augustine,
Jane Wood. PK/K: Christmas proofs
delivered.
* Wednesday, November 21
District-wide: Thanksgiving holiday.
* Thursday, November 22
District-wide: Thanksgiving holiday.
*Friday, November 23
District wide: Thanksgiving holiday.
BCHS: Wrestling @ Middleburg.


Tentative Five Year Work Program
District, Two
SFiscal Years Beginning July 1, 2008 June 30, 2013

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District Two, announces public hearings
(Tentative Work Program for Fiscal Years beginning July 1, 2008, through June 30,2013) to which
all persons are invited to attend and be heard. Persons who require accommodations under the
Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should
contact Mr. Bill Henderson, District Planning & Environmental Manager, Lake City District Office
at 1-800-749-2967 at least ten.(l 0) days in advance of the Public Hearings.
1. Live Oak Hearing: Specific notice is provided to the County Commissions for Hamilton,
Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, and Taylor counties serving as Metropolitan Planning
Organization for their respective counties.

DATE AND TIME: Thursday, November 29, 2007 at 5:30 p.m.
PLACE: Suwannee River Water Management District, Board Room #103
9225 County Road 49, Live Oak, FL


2. Lake City Hearing: Specific notice is provided to the Gainesville Metropolitan Transportation
Planning Organization (MTPO) and the County Commissions for Alachua, Bradford, Columbia,
Dixie, Gilchrist, Levy, and Union counties serving as Metropolitan Planning Organization for their
respective counties.

DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, December 4, 2007 at 5:30 p.m.
PLACE: FDOT District Two Office, Madison Room
1109 South Marion Ave., Lake City, FL

3. Jacksonville Hearing: Specific notice is provided to the First Coast Metropolitan Planning
Organization (FCMPO) and the County Commissions for Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam, and
St. Johns counties serving as Metropolitan Planning Organization for their respective counties.
DATE AND TIME: Thursday, December 6, 2007 at 5:30 p.m.
PLACE: FDOT Jacksonville Urban Office, Training Facility
2198 Edison Avenue, Jacksonville, FL

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin,
disability or family status.

These Public Hearings are being conducted pursuant to Section 339.135(4)(c), Florida Statutes, to
consider the Department's Tentative Work Program for the Fiscal Years 2008/2009 through
2012/2013, and to consider the necessity of making any changes to the Work Program.
Written comments from the Metropolitan Planning Organizati'ons, County Commissions and other
interested parties will be received by the Department at the Public Hearings and up to December 21,
2007 following the hearing. Comments should be addressed to:

Charles W. Baldwin, RE,, District Secretary
Florida Department of Transportation, District Two
1109 South Marion Ave, Mail Station 2000
Lake City, FL 32025-5874
Telephone 1-800-749-2967

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION


Baseball camp at

LCCC Dec. 8-15
A hitting and position-play
baseball camp will be held on
consecutive Saturdays, Decem-
ber 8 and 15, at the field on the
Lake City Community College
campus.
The camp is run by Tom
Clark, head baseball coach at
the school, and Max Semler, a
scout with the Kansas City Roy-
als. Hitting camp is from 9:00
am-1:00 pm; position-play from
2:00-4:00 pm.
Only 50 participants will be
taken. Call Mr. Clark at 386-
754-4363 to sign up.


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
The Baker County District School Board will hold
the following public hearing on Tuesday, November
20, 2007, in the Baker County School Board Room
located at 270 South Boulevard East, Macclenny,
Florida. Beginning @ 6:30 pm.
Approval of: New and Revised School Board
Policies
The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
The documents will be available for preview at the
Baker County School Board office located at 392
South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Florida begin-
ning Thursday, October 18, 2007 (8:30 am-3:00
pm).

10/18-11/15
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CCASE NO.: 02-2007-0211-DR
JULIE C. THOMAS,
Petitioner,
vs
CHRISTOPHER M. POSTEN,
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION
To: Christopher M. Posten
Address unknown
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, P.A., 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.
Al Fraser
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: Sherri Dugger
As Deputy Clerk
Charles Daniel Sikes, P.A.
Florida Bar No.: 0886858
817 MacMahon Street
Starke, Florida 32091
Telephone No. 904-964-2020
11/1-22p
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
Resolution whose title herein after appears, to be
heard Monday, December 17, 2007, commencing
at 6:00 pm, at 55 North Third Street, Macclenny,
Florida. A copy of the proposed Resolution 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
Resolution.
Resolution 2007-31
A Resolution of Baker County, Florida
electing to use the uniform method of
collecting EMS lax assessments levied
within the entire area of the county; stat-
ing a need for such levy; providing for
the mailing of this resolution; and pro-
viding for an effective date.


11/15-12/6


Just 'cause she's leaving'
her forties behind,
she ain't over the hill,
she's getting'
better with rime.
Lve, Mm ilyI


PUBLIC NOTICE
The quarterly meeting of the Baker County Local
Mitigation Strategy Committee will take place at
10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 5, 2007,
at the Baker County Administration Building; 55
North 3rd Street, Macclenny, Florida. All interested
persons are invited to attend.
11/15
SECUR-STOR MINI-STORAGE
6909 S. SR 121
Macclenny, Florida 12063
The following units containing such property
as furniture, household goods, etc., will be sold at
public auction on oNovember 24, 2007 at 12:00 pm
to pay back rent. Tenant has up until the time of
the sale, to satisfy back rent.
Units,18 & 19, Samuel Baker
11/15-22
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO: 02-2007-CP-015
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ANGELA LYNN CALVERT,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Angela Lynn
Calvert, deceased, File Number 02-2007-CP-015,
is pending in the Circuit Court for Baker County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which
is Baker County Courthouse, MacClenny, Florida
32063. The names and addresses of the personal
representative and that personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice has been
served must file their claims with this court WITH-
IN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and persons
having claims or demands against the estate of the
decedent must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE."
ALL CLAIMS AND-DEMANDS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice
is November 15, 2007.
Personal Representative
Tanya Raulerson-
707 N. 6th Street
MacClenny, FL 32063
Attorney for Personal Representative
TIMOTHY P. KELLY, ESQUIRE
Florida Bar No. 0724475
TIMOTHY P. KELLY, P.A.
1016 LaSalle Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32207
Telephone: (904) 399-3705
Facsimile: (904) 399-3706
11/15-22

ALCOHOLICS
ANONYMOUS
Monday & Thursday at 8:00 pm
Macclenny Church of Clhrist
5dth and Minnesota
275-3617 or 259-8257_


SA Eddie Coffell

Finishes Navy basic
Eddie R. Coffell Jr. of Glen
St. Mary graduated from US
Navy boot camp in Great Lakes,
IL on November 2. Seaman ap-
prentice Coffell will remain in
,Illinois to attend electronic tech
school.
Eddie is a 2007 graduate of
Baker County High School and'
his parents are Eddie and Tina
Coffell, and sister Whitney, all
of Glen St. Mary. Grandpar-
ents are Gus and Dot Reeves
and William Coffell, and Betty
Woodruff, also of Glen.

ForestRoad250

is being re-surfaced
Work began late last month
on re-paving of five miles of
CR 250 in the Osceola National
Forest.
The project is funded with
federal money, through the US
Forest Service, and is between
CR 235 and CR 229. The cost
is $1.481 million and Anderson
Columbia of Lake City is the
contractor.
The project will take two
months, and involves two lay-
ers of asphalt, scraping excess
shoulder dirt and replacing box
culverts.


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday November 15, 2007 Page 11


Cats host difficult


Clay County squad


It's playoff time!
And it's been a while since we
could say that with glee, knowing
that on Friday Baker High will
host a playoff game. In fact, it's
been five years since the playoff
train has stopped in Macclenny.
The Clay County Blue Devils
visit Memorial Stadium to take
on the Wildcats. With a week's
rest and recuperation, the district
champion Wildcats should be
ready. Raines, the district runner-
up, makes the trip to St. Augus-
tine to take on the mighty Yellow
Jackets. Good luck to them.
Go Vikings!
Clay is an impressive team
who the Cats shouldn't take
lightly. Though they have three
losses, those came early in the
season and they have, won four
straight. That includes a 21-14
win over Palatka and a 35-21
victory over Menendez that se-
cured the playoff berth.
The Devils and the Cats have
a few common opponents. Like
BCHS, they both lost to Jackson
and defeated West Nassau. Clay
lost to Ridgeview, while BCHS
routed the Panthers.
What can we tell from that?
Absolutely nothing. Apples and
oranges. Any given day and cli-
ch6's like that.
The circumstances of one



Volleyball

The Lady Wildcat volleyball
team finished its season with a
loss to district champion Middle-
burg, but Coach Chris Armoreda
was pleased ,with his team's
performance this year. The Cats
finished the season with a 14-
11 record and had big wins over
West Nassau, Clay County and
Fernandina Beach. Their biggest
win of the season came against
6A Columbia High.
"As with any team we had our
peaks and valleys," said Armore-
da. "We hit a high point early
on in the season with aggressive
play but as the season wore on so


game don't translate to a differ-
ent game. The Blue Devils won't
be thinking about anything ex-
cept beating BCHS.
They have weapons at their
disposal. Quinton Battle is a very
good back, who scored three
touchdowns in the victory over
Menendez. Rodney Perry can
also run the ball well.
Defensively, Stacey Burney
applies a lot of pressure on the
quarterback. He is a quick, strong
lineman who sacked the Menen-
dez quarterback three times.
The Devils put the ball on the
ground seven times against the
Falcons, a fact that has to worry
them. The Wildcats aren't usu-
ally as forgiving of those kind of
errors as were the Falcons. They
have won the turnover battle all
year and capitalized on the mis-
cues of other teams.
As for the Wildcats, they will
continue to rely on a pounding
running game. It will be impor-
tant to get on top early. The Cats
are difficult to beat when they
are playing from the front.
The Cats had two weeks to
prepare for Clay and to get play-
ers rested and recuperated from
their knocks and bruises. We'll
see on Friday if it worked to their
advantage.


Oorts



Note to voters: Tebo w


should win Heisman


Varsity cheerleader Brooke Eiserman. "
PHOTO BY WWW.BAKERCOUNTYSPORTS.COM


team finishes season with

did our confidence. But the team (159), Tiffany Norman (120) and (638
bounced back at the tail end of Ashley Holton (86); team total C
the season." (500). corn
The team had strong individ- Assists: Cassie Kennedy (269) Crui
ual pierlfin.uk'es. particularly and Krista Smith (172);, teapn to- Gra:
from the senior leaders. Here's tal (479). Ken
a look at the statistical break- Total Blocks: Ashley Holton "
down: (93), Tiffany Norman (49), Mar- a di
Service points: Kallie Crum- ry Dugger (47), Brittany Gray front
mey (148 pts), Cassie Kennedy (40) and Whitney Coffell (33); poir
(107 pts) and Tiffany Norman team total (283). and
(104 pts); team total (635). Digs: Jessi Nunn (80), Tiffany mor
Service Percentage: Kallie Norman (65) and Ashey Holton thes
Crummey (83.9%), Mary Dug- (62); team total (376). son.
ger (79.1%) and Brittany Gray Receptions: Tiffany Norman dedi
(78.3%)'team total (76.8) (125), Jessi Nunn (109) and
Attack Kills: Brittany Gray Ashley Holton (98); team total


defeat

;oach Armoreda was very
iplimentary of seniors Kallie
mmey, Jessi Nunn, Brittany
y, Tiffany Norman, Cassie
nedy and Mary Dugger.
Each of these girls brought
fferent element to the team
a great back line play, pin-
it serving, front line attack
accurate setting," said Ar-
eda. "I am proud of how
e girls have played this sea-
. I appreciate their hustle,
ication and hard work."


FROM THE

'PREss Box'
Mike Crews

With the Wildcats having this
past Friday night off, I thought
this might be a good time to give
you my thoughts on different
things from the world of sports.
If you know me, you know I
have a ton of opinions on every-
thing from Phil Mickelson and
Tiger Woods to Dale Earnhardt
Jr., Jeff Gordon, and the rest of
the gang from NASCAR.
One thing that has been bug-
ging me lately is all of the talk
about Tim Tebow and those who
think this year is not the year for
Timmy to win the Heisman tro-
phy.
Many of you have seen my
Gator picks in this article and
you know that I am Orange and
Blue through and through. Allow
me to attempt to put my Gator
bias aside and give a few reasons
I believe if not Tim Tebow, then
who?
If you listen to those in the
media, you often hear more rea-
sons why Tebow should not win
the award than the other way
around. I am the voice of reason
for all of those who think Tebow
is not getting due credit.
The Heisman trophy is sup-
posed to go annually to the most
outstanding player in college
football period. Many of-
fer reasons to qualify this ini-
tial statement, like a sophomore
should not be able to win the
award, or the award winner's
team should be a championship
contender.
I say both of these reasons are
absolute bunk. What does either
of those statements have to do
with being the most outstanding
player?
Nothing.
Through 10 games for the Ga-
tors, Mr. Tebow leads the nation


in passing efficiency, and by the
end of the season he will most
likely hold records for rushing
touchdowns by a quarterback.
After the win against South
Carolina this past Saturday,
Tebow has now accounted for 42
touchdowns this season. That's
252 of the total Gator points so
far this season, and that should
be the number one reason for
his candidacy for this esteemed
award.
What about the other contend-
ers? In my estimation there are
only two.
The first is Dennis Dixon, the
quarterback from Oregon. Many
compare him to Tebow, a ver-
satile player with the ability to
score with the run or the pass.
I have watched Dixon play in a
couple of games this season, and
he truly is, a remarkable player.
He deserves Heisman mention,
but if you put him head-to-head
against Tebow, the stats don't
lie.
Dixon has 20 touchdowns
through the air compared to 23
for Tebow, and Tebow owns the
edge in passing yardage by al-
most 500 yards with similar pass
attempt numbers.
If you throw in the rushing
yardage and touchdowns, it is
even more convincing for Tebow.
Dixon eight touchdowns rushing,
compared to 19 for Tebow.
The other guy who deserves
mention is Darren McFadden,
the running back/athlete for the
Arkansas Razorbacks.
McFadden is the epitome of
what an NFL back should be
big, fast, and one of the most
explosive player s in the country.
-,.week do. he 'rin for"ol er 31-tm
yards in a in over the Sotnih
Carolina Gamecocks. Similar
to Dixon, though, Tebow's stats
are certainly more impressive.
Whether you agree or disagree
with the Tebow for Heisman
campaign, I think you have to
admit that, sophomore or not,
Tebow is building himself quite
(See page 13)


Boys finish season at


regional tournament
The BCHS boys cross coun- young men for their efforts," said
try team finished 10th at the re- Ruise. "They continue to show
gional meet this weekend at the the commitment and hard work
Miccosukee Greenway Canopy it takes to compete at that level."
Park near Tallahassee. The Cats Kennedy finished 33rd over-
ran well, with Luke Kennedy all. He crossed the line in 18:06.
finishing as the top team runner Evan Ward was 40th with a time
in the 5K. It was the second year of 18:34.
in a row BCHS advanced to the Timmy Mason was next in
regionals. line for the Cats with a time of
The 10th place finish out of 19:59. Robert Mason came in at
r5 teams pleased Coach Charles 19:57. Raphael Jackson, Chris
Ruise, as did his team's individu- Holland and Corey Cavanaugh
al times. "I am very proud of our also ran well.


Radio coach show

broadcast schedule
The Mercantile Bank Wildcat
radio and coaches show will air
for the playoffs beginning this
Thursday night from 7:00-8:00
pm live from Calendar's Pizza
in downtown Macclenny. The
show airs on WJXR 92.1 FM
with commentators Mike Crews
and David Crummey, and fea-
tures Bobby Johns, head coach
of the BCHS Wildcats.
The broadcast airs on Thurs-
day November 15 and Tuesday
November 20, and will continue
to air if the Wildcats advance past
the second round of the playoffs.


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Entire inventory reduced to

sale.

Most items at cost.

Shelled Corn 50#: $5.25


Come have lunch
with us!
Saturday, Nov 17
12pm-?


Sale starts

Friday, November 16th

and continues until

Saturday, November 24th.


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Pecans. Pecan cracking and blowing.
54745 Church Road, Callahan. 904-
879-3684. 11/8-15p


Turkeys smoked or fried at Richard's
Market. 259-6660. 11/8-15c
Hay for sale. Fresh dug and rolled,
large heavy rolls of edible peanut hay,
delivered in trailer load of 21 rolls; fresh
large heavy rolls of Coastal Bermuda
hay, horse quality, delivered in trailer
loads of 25 rolls. 904-945-3626.
11/8-15c
Cougar by Keystone. 30 ft. 5th wheel
camper,-2 slides. 334-3817. 11/8-15p
Tuyke,ys.,- teid and smoked. Ronie's
Food in Glen. 259-3100. 11/8-15c
Washer & dryer, extra large capacity,
all cycles, $175 for set, will separate,
90 day warranty; refrigerators, start-
ing at $150, side-by-side, 90 day war-
ranty; stoves, starting at $100, 90 day
warranty. Can deliver. 904-238-5814 or
904-964-8222. 11/15-22p
Great buy! Nice trailer. 2003, f6x7
Cargo Craft Explorer trailer, %" plywood
floor and doors, 4 wheel electric brakes
on tandem axle, like new, $3000. 613-
6001. 7/19tfc
Antique breakfront buffet, breakfront
china cabinet, buffet, all mahogany, can
be seen at Southern Charm. 259-4140.
12/9tfc
Brand new Sears water softener sys-
tem, $585. Free installation. Good used
appliances. 90 day money back guaran-
tee. 266-4717. 7/12-3/27p
2003 Dutchman Classic, 35 ft, 5th
wheel -travel trailer w/3 slide outs,
$20,000. Call Wayne at 904-275-2157
after 6:00 pm. 11/8p
Butterfly dining table with 6 chairs,
very ornate, fluted legs, rare; half round.
foyer console. All pieces are mahogany
wood. Southern Charm. 259-4140.
2/3tfc
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
canvases, drawing pads and much
more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
Street, 259-3737. Tfc
72" traditional cream colored sofa,
never used, excellent condition, bought
at Rhodes for $600, will take $300.
259-4377 or 449-6321 cell. 11/15p
Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece,
excellent condition. Southern Charm
259-4140. 12/9tfc
Large load Whirlpool washing ma-
chine, $75. 259-7629. 11/15c
2006 Polaris 700 EFI, 4x4, model pur-
chased new in January 2007, original
owner, tool box and gun scabbard,
camouflage, good condition, $6000
firm. Call. 904-509-9997. 11/15p
2006 Hallmark enclosed 13x6 trailer,
rear door ramp, side door, $1950. 424-
6705. 11/15p


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Yamaha keyboard with amplifier, al-
most new, $300; hope chest bench
with.6 drawers, $25; black entertain-
ment center, $40; dresser with hutch,
chest of drawers, almost new, $150;
blue sectional with built-in recliner and
matching chairs, cost $2000, asking
$300; 1-904-505-3771 after 6:00 pm.
11/15c
20' flatbed trailer, double axle, electric
brakes, heavy duty ramps, tool box,
$1600.259-2313. 11/15tfc
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Established business. Established
sandwich shop in Macclenny. 904-370-
0418 or 904-964-5017. 11/15-22p





4' used desk; local sports memorabilia
for "Baker County wall" in sports grill.
259-2222. 11/15-22p
29 people wanted to lose weight. We
pay you. Free samples. Limited time of-
fer. 1-888-203-0610 or 386-431-1008
www.pnherbal.com 11/15-12/6p





2001 Chevy Silverado LWB pickup, 78k
.miles, $2000 below Bluebook at $9500.
993-5019. 11/15p
2005 Toyota Tacoma, 4x4, V6, SR5,
double cab, 52k miles, $22,500. 813-
8026. 11/8-15p
1968 Jeep J2000 truck, 4 WD, 327,
Dana 44 axles, all original, 71k miles,
very rare, complete tune-up, new water
oumo and fuel oumD, $950. 424-6705.
S i1 1/15p
'Must sell family car, AS IS, 1992 Sat-
urn, $1100. 259-9179 in Taylor for de-
tails. 11/15-22p
2006 Ford Explorer, 4x4, all power, CD
player, 3rd row seat. 275-2303 or 904-
408-9953. 11/15-22p
1995 Cougar, runs good, cold A/C,
$800; 1993 GMC Jimmy, $500. 904-
408-1032. 11/8-15p




Rajun Cajun & Tambourine Show.
Booking info 259-3268. 11/1-22p
Child care in my home, full-time, avail-
able day or night, openings available.
Infant to school age. Contact Vikki at
591-9083. 11/15-22p
Gwen's Handyman Service. Profes-
sional work. Free estimates. Mainte-
nance, carpentry work, painting. 259-
9128. 11/15p
Babysitting in my home, all ages, 6:00
am-until, Monday-Friday, near 125 &
127. 838-2287. 11/8-15p
Now accepting antique furniture on
consignment. Pieces have to be in good.
condition. Call Karin at Southern Charm
259-4140. 2/13tfc
FREE GIFT WRAPPING on all AVON or-
ders of $20 or more. First time custom-
ers receive 10% discount. Call Donna at
904-316-9060. 11/15-22p
Do you have a junk car or truck you
want hauled off or to sell? 259-7968.
4/22tfc

. ....


English Springer Spaniel puppy, liver
& white, female, up-to-date shots, par-
ents AKC registered, $200. 259-8204.
11/15c
Shi-Poo, male, 31 months old with pa-
pers, large wire crate, $300, all shots
up-to-date. 259-1180. 11/15p


Shih-tzu puppies, born September 10,
2 male tri-colored, 1 female black &
white, no papers, beautiful, healthy and
lovable, $300 each. 259-9438.
11/1-15p
Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $50 boarding fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc
CKC registered chocolate Min Pin, 1%
years, female, $250.259-1565.11/15p


Notice to readers:
The newspaper often publishes classified
advertising on subjects like work-at-home,
weight loss products, health products.
While the newspaper uses reasonable dis-
cretion in deciding on publication of such
ads, it takes no responsibility as to the
truthfulness of claims. Respondents should
use caution and common sense before
sending any money or making other com-
mitments based on statements and/or
promises; demand specifics in writing. You
can also call the Federal Trade Commission
at 1-877-FTC-HELP to find out how to spot
fraudulent solicitations. Remember: if it
sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
- The Baker County Press
LPN needed for Baker County. Health
Department as PRN in medical office
setting, salary negotiable by years of
experience. Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-
4:00 pm. Please fill out State of Florida
application and return to Baker County
Health Department, 480 W. Lowder
St. by Friday, November 16. For more
information, please call 259-6291 ext.
2230 or 2276. 11/8-15c
Experienced A/C & duct installers, must
have valid drivers license. 259-8038.
,10/18-12/6p
Pier 6 Seafood now accepting appli-
cations for all positions servers,
cashiers, dishwashers and cook. 259-
6123. 11/1-12/6c
Localhome'care agency-seeking PRN,
RN; iT 'ad afuli-ime PT Ple-a.ebadll
259-3111 for more information.4/19tfc
Drivers. Top pay & excellent hometime.
We train car haulers. Superior benefits
package. CDL-A with 2 years OTR expe-
rience. 800-889-8139. 11/15-22p
Company specializing in Erosion
Control now hiring the following posi-
tions: Class A CDL drivers, crew lead-
ers, equipment operators and labor-
ers. Valid driver's license a must. Fax
resume to 275-3292 or call 275-4960.
EOE, drug free workplace. 6/28tfc
A Touch of Grass Lawn Service needs
experienced full time lawn maintenance
worker with valid Florida drivers license.
259-7335. 3/23tfc
Experienced painters needed. Must
have tools, benefits after 90 days. 259-
5877. 12/30tfc
The Baker County Board of
Commissioners will be accepting
applications until 12:00 pm November.
28, 2007 for two (2) temporary posi-
tions with the Baker County Road
Department. Must have Class B CDL
license with a good driving record and
road construction experience is a plus.
You may pick up applications at the
County Administration offices located
at 55 N. Third St, Macclenny, FI 32063.
11/15-22c
Coming soon! DD's Sports Grill will be
taking applications at 457 W. Macclenny
Avenue next to Moodys Chevron on
Wednesday from 2:00-4:00 pm for
waitstaff, line cooks and prep cooks.
Must be at least 18 years old.
11/15-12/6p


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Friday 9:00 am-?, 5466 Blue Hole Rd Tools,
new miercharndise, engine stand. motorcycle. '92
Lincoln Continenlal. 259-5345.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 pm. 434 Cardi-
nal Ln across from Knabb's ballfield. 42" plasma
TV $1000 tirn-: AKC Beagle, rabbit trained $200,
Bomba:, chest china :cabinet curio cabinet rid-
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antique & bedroorn furniture, much more. Also liquidating flea mar-
ket inventory IJASCAR collectibles hair supplies, dolls& more. All
new and ready loi Christmas. 336-984-0173
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-1:00 pm. 5918 Lauren Ln. off Lowder.
Christmas sale. Beautitul upscale items at wholesale prices. Deco,
ornaments, gift baskets. Santa collectibles. snowman collectibles,
kid plates, so much more. Huge, huge huge sale!!!! Need direc-
tions call 259-1420
Friday & Saturday 8:30 am-?, IMVulbery St., Macclenny II, follow
signs Large 2 family s,,ale!
Friday & Saturday. CR 123 Smokey Rd., follow signs. Goodies ga-
lore Too much to list. Pecans. Big sale.
Friday & Saturday 9:00 am-1:00 pm. 11 E. Barber Rd. behind Mc-
Donalds. Clothing, kitchen utensils, lots of new puzzles, movies. 2
families. No Early Birds! Rain or shine.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-4:00 pm. 60 W Shuey Ave. Miscella-
neous ilems. Downsizing sale!
Saturday 8:00 am-?., 11310 Deerwood Cir. Men, women, baby, boys
and girls clothes, ', bo games rioves, household items, etc. 904-
637-5536 4 families.
Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 pm. 95 1. 5th St First United Methodist
Church Bazaar Saturday 8:00 am-1:00 pm. Ray Phillips Rd. to
Webb Rd. Clotlihes ,to tuinituie,. Christmas items, books, movies,
shoes., ltsi of everything.
Saturday 8:00 am-?. 719 Miltondale Rd. 50" Panasonic TV with
Son', 5 DVD players & sounr sound sound $300 firm: household, mis-
cellaneous, ladies & means clothes poker table.
Saturday 8:00 am-noon. 12160 CR 122 across from Memory Ln.
Knick Knacks, clothes tools, etc. 2 families
Saturday 8:00 am-noon. Hills of01 Glen. Kids clothes, toys, etc.
Saturday 10:00 am, 13322 ii SR 121. Housewares, 60" finish
mower, tiller, miscellaneoui.s :ard equipment, girls clothes 0-18
months infant and toddler to,'s, pacl-n-play, high chair, bassinet,
eltc No Early, Birds Please
Saturday 8:00 am-noon. 1327 Copper Bluff Cl., we are in the back
of Copper Creek ,subdivision Furniture, name brand clothing jr'miss
size 8 decorating accessories
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-3:00 pm. Corner of Woodlawn and
Grant. New toys antiques clothing, etc


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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
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 1-800-927-9275.
3 BR, 2 BA brick home w/1576 SF
heated on 1/2 acre in Macclenny, all
electric appliances, $214,200. Please
call 813-1580. (21GFO).
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1000 SF commercial building on 121 S,
$80,000. 259-8028. 11/8-15c
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-
687-7892.10/25-11/15p
FSBO. 3 BR, 2 BA brick home with 1585
SF heated on Y2 acre in Glenfield Oaks
Subdivision, many upgrades, $212,000.
Call 904-813-3091. 7/19tfc
Glen St. Mary, close to high school and
tennis courts, 2 acres cleared, zoned for
mobile home or house, $64,900 or any
reasonable offer. 904-219-0480.
10/11tfc
Your plans or mine! 1.28 acre lot with
existing well, septic and electric at 8797
Dupree Road, $60,000. 813-3091.
3/1 tfc
4 BR, 2 BA brick home w/1876 SF
heated on 1/2 acre in Macclenny, all
electric appliances, $249,000. 813-1580
(18GFO). 5/10tfc
9.39 acres w/well & septic, 1 mile of
Sanderson on CR 229. $96,500. Owner
financing available. 904-813-1580.
5/3tfc
3 BR, 2 BA brick home w/1721 SF heat-
ed on 1/2 acre in Macclenny, all electric
appliances, $209,000. Call 813-1580
(8WE). 5/10tfc
8.39 acres w/well & septic, 1 mile north
of Sanderson on CR 229, $96,500.
Owner financing available. 904-813-
1580. 5/17tfc
FSBO. Copper Creek Hills, Unit III, 2
large lot $65,000 each, 1 lot @ $55,000.
Please telephone 904-813-1580.
1/25tfc
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. 11/15-22c
Option to lease. References required. 3
BR, 2 BA DW on 1/ acre, front and back
porch, metal barn, $79,000. 259-9776
or 904-302-1219., 11/8tfc
FSBO. Two 5 acres lots with mobile
homes 1 SW and 1 DW, possible
assistance with down payment. Must
have good credit. Leave message at
653-1656. 11/15p
Immaculate 3 BR, 2 BA home on a
desirable 1 acre corner lot, 2229 SF with
numerous upgrades. Circular driveway
and curb appeal welcomes you to your
new home! RV parking. Minutes from
Jacksonville. $265,000. Call Richard
Davis/Lauren Davis at 904-371-0345
or 904-370-4259 for more info. ERA
Moneyhan Realty. 11/15p
2 acres includes all improvements, north
of Sanderson, $24,900. 259-8028.
11/15-22c




Hwy 185 Moniac. 1800 SF doublewide,
3 BR, 3 BA, fireplace, range, refrigerator
on 1 acre. $750 month to rent. Will sell
with owner financing. 904-879-2143.
11/15p
Available now. 1 BR, 1 BA newly remod-
eled apartment, $450 damage deposit,
$450/month. 905-651-5595. 11/8-15p
3 BR, 1 BA home, large yard in Glen,
$800/month 1st and last plus deposit,
no inside pets. 259-6849. 11/8-15p .
Brick house with carport, 3 BR, 1 BA,
CH/A, W/D hookup, large fenced back
yard, new paint, very clean, no inside
pets, nice neighborhood, $795/month,
$795 deposit. 402 Azalea Drive. 259-
6488 or 536-3827. 11/15p
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.
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2 BR, 1 BA apartment, CH/A, 43 W.
Ohio St., $550/month, $550 deposit.
259-6488 or 536-3827. 11/15p
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.
11/15-22p
3 BR, 1 BA on .5 acre approximately
1 mile north of Sanderson. All electric
appliances, $750 security deposit, $750/
month. Please call 259-3343 weekdays
between 9:00 am-5:00 pm. 7/19tfc
2 BR, 1 BA in Macclenny, $750/month,
$500 deposit. 904-483-6825.11/15-22p
Mobile homes. 2 and 3 BR, A/C, no
pets, $500-$575 plus deposit. 904-860-
4604. 3/17tfc
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
Beautiful 3 BR, 2 BA, 2 story brick
house, $1500/month, 1st & last months
rent plus security deposit. Must have
references. 904-545-6087. 11/15p
3 BR & 2 BR mobile homes, no pets,
garbage pickup, water & yard moving
-provided, $475-$625. 912-843-8118.
7/5tfc
2 BR, 2 full bath MH, CH/A, W/D hook-
up, garbage, water, sewage, lawn care
included. No pets. $485 deposit, $485/
month. 904-219-2690 or 912-843-
8165. 11/15p
3 BR, 2 BA new brick home, $1200/
month, $1200 deposit. 408-9515.
10/18tfc
DWMH. 3 BR, 2 BA, CH/A, screen porch
on 1 acre close to 1-10. $625/month,
1st, last and security deposit. Good ref-
erences only. Available 12/1. 259-7794
before 8:00 pm. 11/8-15p
2 BR, 2 BA mobile home, $575/month,
$300 deposit, no pets. 259-2787.
11/15-22p
1800 SF, 3 BR, 2 BA new home on 1
acre, $1300/month, 1st, last and $600
security. 259-2563. 11/15tfc
3 BR house on 1.45 acre, very nice,
$1000/month, 1st, last plus deposit.
424-6705. 11/15p
1 BR MH inside city, CH/A, no pets,
$385/month, $300 deposit. 259-5126.
11/15c
Large 3 BR, 1 BA brick home in
Macclenny, 1900 .SF, CH/A, shaded,
fenced /4 acre, $985/month, $400
deposit. 264-4053. 11/15-22p
New apartment available now. 2 BR, 1
BA located downtown Macclenny, $700/
month, 1st month and security deposit
required. 904-509-7246. 11/15p




Two commercial buildings in prime
downtown location in Macclenny, 1500
SF $990; 3000 SF $1990. Call 318-
9010. 11/15c





2008, 28x44, 3 BR, 2 BA Fleetwood,
delivered and set-up, $32,900. Call Larry
at 259-1100. 11/15-22c
Must sell!! Only 4 left. 2007 Fleetwood
models, sold at invoice, including fur-
niture and decor. Yarborough Mobile
Homes 259-8028. 11/15-22c


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday November 15, 2007 Page 13



Lady Wildcats optimistic for 07-08


The Lady Wildcats basketball
team will tip off its 2007 season
on Nov. 19 with a game against
Middleburg. Coach Franklin
Griffis is staying on the optimis-
tic side with his outlook for this
season.
I Though they graduated a ter-
rific player in Brittany Hinson,
the Lady Cats have some speed
and strength returning. Below is
Griffis' overview of his team's
strengths and weaknesses:
Varsity Destiny de la Pena:
returning sophomore, moves into
a starting role replacing Hinson.
Different type of player, great
ability to drive to the basket and
pull-up jumper. Pure shooter,
great hustle on defense. Scored
21 against Fort White in pre-
season opener with 4 steals and
7 steals against Union County.
Selected to the pre-season All-
Tournament team.
Kara Dupree: returning se-
nior, has the range for 3-point,



Cats to win

(From page 11)
a legacy on the football field as
an absolute brute who also has
the finesse to throw passes with
laser-like precision.
This Week's Picks:
Clay High School at Baker
County: Clay has a talented team.
Before other schools moved into
the Orange Park area recently,
Clay High was a 4A team with
a tradition of toughness. Now
some of the talent that would
have gone to the Devils has
transitioned over to Fleming Is-
land High School (also a playoff
team), and Clay is now 3A.
They have a lot of speed and
will be a great test for the big,
physical Wildcats. Don't expect
a walkover in round one for the
Cats. This one may be close. I
think the hometown crowd will
be rocking and the Cats will win,
but a really, really, close game.
Wildcats 38 Clay High 34.
Ohio State at Michigan: I
am not sure.that a lot of people
in this area paN attention to this,
game, but it is a great rivalry.
Both teams lost this past week-
end, taking some of the, luster off
of this game.
Ohio State was number one in
the country before the loss to Illi-
nois, and Michigan has lost three
times.
Look for the Wolverines to
play inspired before their home
crowd and win the game 28 27.
Kentucky at Georgia: Ga-
tor fans would love to see the
Wildcats win this game, but the
Bulldogs are playing good foot-
ball right now. Looking for a
way into the SEC Championship
game, the Bulldogs will win 38
-35.
Remember, if you have a
take on sports, email it to me at
mike@bakercountysports.com.
See you all next week.


BEAT THE CROWD MLS# 401084 People will be
rushing to preview this great 3BR/2BA 1,864sf home on
Old Plank Plantation. Be the first to see today! $199,000
MAKE A WISH A REALITY MLS# 391856 What a
beauty this is! 3BR/2BA and 1,440sf, newer roof, newer
A/C, well landscaped, fully fenced back, above ground
pool w/a brand new liner, stonefireplace w/mantle & so
much more! $158,995
A HONEY OF A HOME MLS# 402809 Own this
spacious home w/open floor plan, separate living/
dining room, kitchen opens to large family room, MSTR
BR has 2 closets & large BA w/garden tub & sep shower.
$198,000
FOLLOW THE ROAD TO HOME OWNERSHIP MLS#
400654 Here is a gorgeous home to make your own. Sits
on 2.5acres, tastefully landscaped, formal dining room,
family room, breakfast nook, large kitchen, MSTR BR
w/garden tub for spoiling yourself. $299,999
THE FISHING IS NICE MLS # 371003 Your dreams
can come true in this 3BR/2BA 1,834sf brick hm on 1
acre; Features pride of ownership, Irg open fir plan, Irg
kit w/oak cabinets & appliances included. The Country
Calls! $245,900
CALL ALL DEVELOPERS! MLS# 394597 Prime 51.87
acres w/single-wide mbl/hm, 1232sf Ivg space & above
ground pool w/decking; high & dry property, zoned AG
7.5 property is covered in Irg Oak, Magnolia & Pine trees.
$420,000
BRING ALL OFFERS/SELLERS MOTIVATED MLS#
394461 West Glen Estates, 10 acres, zoned for houses
only, high & dry property, adorned w/ Oak trees &
luscious greenery. $118,000
CONVENIENT & PRIVATE MLS# 394478 Only $3,000
per acre, investors & developers must see; located in
beautiful Glen St. Mary, one of the fastest growing
counties of FL, endless possibilities! $295,000
GARDENERS HEAVEN MLS# 395644 Ready to move
in; located on 5 acres w/country atmosphere, mble/hm
w/deck off back, double carport, small fenced pond & all
the space for your winter garden. $125,000


gives us great hustle on defense,
very athletic
Kasey Johnson: junior, new
player this year and working
hard to learn a new system. Good
speed and nice jump shot. Will
help us in the rotation at point
guard.
Meagan Osteen: returning
sophomore, great shot blocker,
already has 6 in the first two
games. Will help on rebounds
and has a nice range for post
player.
Brittany Ruise: returning
varsity starter has gotten better at
running point guard position for
us. Very smooth on the court and
is developing more confidence.
Able to see the court and move
the ball, as well as score points.
She had 15 points in first game
against Ft White and 23 against
Union, with 5 of 9 from behind
the 3-point line. Selected to All-
Tournament team.
Schneila Lee: junior who
played on JV team last year.
Will work hard to improve in re-
bounding for us this year. Great
heart and works really hard to
improve.
Brittany Burns: sophomore
who played point guard on JV
last year. Can handle the ball
pretty well, working hard to
compete at the varsity level; will
be able to help us this year at one
of the guard spots.
32 Kiana Parker: freshman


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who played middle school last
year. Great jumper, brings a lot
of energy to the game when she
enters. Once she learns the sys-
tem, will be able to help in our
inside game.
33 Michelle Lopez: return-
ing varsity starter has developed
into a good leader for our team.
Is able to shoot from outside and
get some rebounds on the inside.
Will look to her to score some
points for us this year. Rotates
her spot with Dupree, so they
will form a good tandem for their
position with two different types
of players.
Kayla King: senior who
played JV last year. Works really
hard, her strength will be helping
us on defense. Great hustle.


Caitlin Griffis: returning var-
sity starter gives us great leader-
ship on the team and a big pres-
ence on the inside game. Able to
rebound, block shots and score.
18 rebounds in the first 2 games
and 6 blocked shots along with
18 points.





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All Brick Home on V2 Acres


3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms
S'Covered Back Porch
Many Extras

For more information contact:

John Howell @ 904-219-6371
Specialty Realty Group


Jim Smith, Broker
Teresa Yarborough, Broker Associate
Sales Associates
Mark Lancaster Juanice Padgett


St., Macclenny ** 259-6555


LAND:


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


5 nice acres across from Nursery Plantation
10 acres near Glen $92,000
15 acres near Glen $119,000
10 acres near Glen $100,000
87.95 acre ranch $1,300,000
1.24 acres on Pine Loop $38,900
COMMERCIAL:


Owner financing, commercial building across from court-
house
Prime location at 1-10 and SR 121 by Waffle House &
American Inn $140,000


THIS WEEK'S SPECIAL

Reduced $10,000
21/2 acres with 3 BR, 2 BA 1997
doublewide, 1680 SF.
Well maintained, front porch
7_ ", ,and room for garden.
$119,900
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GET YOUR CREATIVE JUICES FLOWING MLS# 380002 Take a
look at this nice private 7.5 acres, shady lot partially cleared T-
shape lotw/paved RD access from CR-130. $118,500
BUILDER'S PERSONAL HOME MLS# 385551 Concrete block
w/synthetic Stucco & stone in this absolutely breathtaking
3BR/2.5BA, ceramic tile and gas fireplace w/thermostat home.
Call to see! $375,000
DESIRABLE FIND MLS# 388358 Immaculate 4BR/3BA 2,480sf
heated hm sitting on 5.14acres, 4 stall barn, feed & tack rm,
entire property is fenced & cross fenced. $399,999
BAKER COUNTY NEW LISTING MLS# 402151 New
construction! Never lived in. Take a look at this 3BR/2BA charmer
thatsits on a good size lotw/mature Oak trees lining the property.
$149,000
YOU'LL BE DANCING IN THE STREETS MLS# 401056 When
you become the owner's of this 3BR/2BA 1,456sf country setting
home. $130,000


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ABSOLUTELY WORTH IT MLS# 395751 Be the proud owners
of this exquisite 3BR/28A 2,928sf brick custom built home
on .50acres. Includes manicured landscaping, solar heating,
in-ground pool, attached 2 car-garage/workshop & more!
$330,000
LEAVE THE CITY BEHIND MLS# 398092 Beauty is in the eye
of the beholder and you can see it here in this 7.5acres w/endless
possibility, peace & quiet, zoned for mobile homes or houses.
Mosey on over & take a look! $101,000
THIS WILL CATCH YOUR EYE AND HOLD IT MLS# 400654
Introducing to you this gorgeous brick home on 2.5acres,
landscaped in perfection, 3BP/2.5BA, Formal dining room and
family room, breakfast nook, Irg kitchen & a fireplace for those
cozy nights. $299,999
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY ON INTERSTATE MLS# 397003
Property can be purchased for the asking price or first parcel at
$2.75 sf. Seller will also consider build to suit. Once anchor is in
place parcels will sell quickly! $3,500,000


PICTURE PERFECT & PRICED REDUCED MLS#
390299 Over 1,800sf heated in this beautiful country hm
w/3BR/2BA sitting on 1.2 acres. Home has appealing
foyer entrance w/lrg open floor plan, partially fenced
w/circularfront DR. $249,900
BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME MLS# 395763 Beautiful
5.01 acres in a hm only subdivision located off of
Bradford Hwy, on cul-de-sac, located minutes from
shopping, school & interstate. $108,000
SHORT SALE MLS# 396586 Charming all 3,000sf all
brick hm w/walk-in closets & a glorious Master suite;
backs up to a preserve and all in a great neighborhood.
$265,000
PU LL OUT ALL THE STOPS MLS# 336373 Perfect land
for new development in this comer lot, .90acre, 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 hm per 7.5acres.
$564,700
DON'T WAIT FOR THE COWS TO COME HOME MLS#
394430 Call to be the proud owner of this 3BR/2BA
1,584sf property; triple wide mbl/hm sits on 4.62 acres
under large mature Oak trees, partially cleared comer
lot. $139,000
ROOM FOR POOL& ANIMALS MLS# 396688 All brick
new construction on 1.1 acres, spacious flrpin, frml Ivg/
dng rm, sep brkfst area; Just gotto see! $273,900
TIRED OF LOOKING IN CLASSIFIED? MLS# 396631
Stop here and call to own this 3BR/3.5BA 2,359sf two
story brick & wood siding house. Includes large rooms,
formal entrance, formal dining room, living room w/sep
family room. $235,000
CHECK YES ON THIS NEW LISTING MLS# 402685
Make the call to own this 4BR/2.5 BA home on a huge
corner lot, back is fenced w/privacy fencing. $149,900
BEAUTIFUL 9.5 ACRES MLS# 370994 Looking for
land? Give us a call for this 9.5 acres at this great price
of $119,500


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3 Bed, 2 Bath
64x28 1792 sq. feet
Fireplace, Large Kitchen
Lots of Cabinets
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday November 15, 2007 Page 14



October land transactions


The following land transac-
tions were recorded in the Bak-
er County courthouse October
1-31. Values are derived from
documentary stamps. Many
descriptions are by S(ection)
T(ownship) R(ange). If acreage
or price are not listed, none were
indicated in the documents.

Hill, Martha Dubose to Conner,
Grace D in TOWN OFMACCLENNY
LOT 4 BK 67, $20,000
Perez, Jose Antonio to Henderson,
David in 14-4S-20E, $40,000
Joines, James Richard to Trussell,
Kevin N in OAKRIDGE SUB LOT 1,
$2,000,000
Allbright, Rhonda L to Allbright,
Tommy L in SUBURBAN HEIGHTS
LOT5 BK 1, $10
Allbright, Tommy L to Home
Again Investments Lie in SUBURBAN
HEIGHTS LOT 5 BK 1, $91,000
Woodington, William E to Folsom,
Billy C Jr in 36-2S-20E, $10
Woodington,William E to Gaylord,
Pamela J in 36-2S-20E, $10
Trwjx (R) LIe to Trwjx (G) Liec in
26-2S-20E, $10
Harvey James Boyd Jr Edwards
Jean in 21-1S-21E, $0
Palmer Stephen W Peters John A
19-2S-22E, $10
Cochran Cheryl Dyer Cheryl 20-
21-3S-21E, $0
Deisler Teresa Ann Griffis Tabitha
20-2S-22E, $20,000
Powers Paul E Rosier Harmoni C
22-3S-21E, $170,000
Burnham Johnny Ray Pendleton
Justin Lee 31-2S-22E, $10
Rhoden Cecil H Rhoden Cecil H
TOWN OF MACCLENNY LOT 5,8
BK 17,$10
Fleming, Gary to Wiest, Frederick
J in FOREST PARK SUB LOT 10,
$173,000
Fleming, Gary to Wiest, Frederick
J in FOREST PARK SUB LOT 10,
$173,000
Barton, Clifton to Yarborough,
James in 29-2S-22E, $20,000
Darmata, Julie A to Darmata,
Daniel L in 31-3S-21E, $10
Green, Susan to Klanderud, Mike
in 28-3S-19E, $10


Kline, Charles A to Phillips, Rob-
ert Edward in CONFEDERATE
FARMS LOT 18, $120,000
Klanderud, Michael to Feldt,
Bradley M in 28-3S-19E, $5,000
Martin, Brandon L to Martin,
Benjamin W in 35-2S-21E, $100,000
Yarbrough, Helen Faye to Yar-
brough, 'Helen Faye in 21-1N-20E,
$10
Hicks, Agnes C to Little Playmates
Preschool Center Inc in TOWN OF
GLEN ST MARY LOT 7,8 BK 31,
$195,000
Copeland, Lucille B to Maley, Roy
in CANNON HEIGHTS LOT 6, $0
Drees Homes Of Florida Inc to
Mock, Beth Louise in ROLLING
MEADOWS LOT 77, $199,500
Drees Homes Of Florida Inc to
Wallace, Elizabeth Law in ROLLING
MEADOWS LOT 54, $209,000
Watson Custom Home Builders
Inc to Hamlett, Ian in HERITAGE
OAKS LOT 14, $158,260
Watson Custom Home Builders
Inc to Cullum, Harvey in HERTI-
AGE OAKS LOT 15, $223,410
Ferry, Richard J to Ferry, Richard
Win 17-2S-22E, $1
Givens, Mattie Lee to Williams,
James in 2-3S-20E, $0
Norman, Russell Lee to Norman,
Russell Lee in PINE ACRES H LOT
10, $12,000
Davis, Edward L to Swicegood,
James K in 3-1S-20E, $152,900
Farmer, Katina L to Farmer,
Cleveland in 33-2S-21E, $10
Seda Construction Company
to Harvey, Jennifer L Canaday in
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HonorRolls

KELLER INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
Principal's List 1st Nine Weeks
4th Grade: Hunter Bumsed, Brandie Callaway, Zachary Carr, Breanna Condrich, Ben-
jamin Crawford, Haleigh Crawford, John Crawford, Carolyn Davis, Johnnie Davis, Kellen
*Dopson, Callie Elledge, Mary Elledge, Madison Fox, Dawson Fraser, Marcus Godbold, Caleb
'Griffin, Tyler Groves, Brandon Harris, Emily Harris, Rachel Harrison, Ty Hartley, Dylan
'Irish, Jeremiah Iverson, Selena Johnson, Zachary Johnson, Dalton Jones, Grace Jones, Jordan
*Lauramore, Hannah Lawson, Benny Martin, Cody Melton, Ricki Mitchell, Larry Morris, Alex
:Neidermeier, James Nelson, Payton Parker, Cody Ratliff, Blake Roberts, Javan Robinson,
S'Shea Robinson, Priscila Simon, Corley Sweat, Mason Taylor, Bailee Turner, Bryce Watson,
Alexis Wendel, Hannah Wilkerson, Sydney Williams, Colton Yeager
5th Grade: Jacqueline Andqrson, Amber Batten, Celeste Bourgois, Catherine Brown,
':Morgan Burnsed, Matthew Butcher, Grason Cain, Matthew Chisholm, Haley Crews, Kath-
erine Dewolfe, Vomesha Donaldson, Lexis Fortner, Ashton Goethe, Jessica Harrell, Apryl
Harvey, Diamond Kruse, Mason Loadholtz, Hannah Mathews, Karlie Payne, Madyson Perry
.Ruiz, Allee Pringle, William Raulerson, Gracemarie Rhoden, Jacob Sellers, Jacob Stalvey,
'Forrest Waldron, Callie Wheeler, Videll Williams
Honor Roll 1st Nine Weeks
4th Grade: Christina Adams, Jarrett Barton, Jacob Brown, Tyler Brown, Brianna Bry-
'ant, Donavon Bryant, Logan Campbell, Abigail Carpenter, Taylor Carrington, Kristyn Carter,
:Brooklyn Chambers, Shelby Christmas, Andrea Clark, Christy Combs, Dominic Combs,
-Madison Combs, Kolton Conner, Jessie Cox, Kelsea Crain, Monica Crawford, Shelby Crews,
:Quinnton Currington, Hunter Davis, Kaylan Davis, Bradley Dehart, Zachary Dehart, Brach
Dukeman, Bailey Edwards, Gydeon Fernandez, Nicholas Fernandez, Ian Finn, Katelynn
Flandreau, Jacob Gibson, Tymez Givenis, Sheldon Griffis, Charles Hall, Jesse Hall, Justin
Hardee, Taylor Harris, Hannah Harvey, Tyria Haygood, Samantha Hinson, Colby Hodges,
Melody Holt, Peyton Howell, David Hunt, Kesjaun Jefferson, Mondrell Jefferson, Matthew
Johns, Wilnesha Johnson, Logan Kaiser, Jack Koburger, Jake Koburger, Alexis Koontz, Rikki
Langston, Jeffrey Lapointe, Tristan Lauramore, Morgan Lee, Shawn Martin, Shelbie Martin,
Danny Mathis, Maci McDuffie, Rhett McKendree, Charles McLemore, Ashly McMahan,
Katherine Meadows, Brandon Mills, Kara Monfort, Cody Morgan, Matthew Morgan, Jordan
Muncy, Jackson Neri, Dillon Nipper, Trenton Niblitt, Aaron Orender, Kelsey Owens, Samuel
Oyinloye, Christian Padgett, Justis Paige, Jordan Parker, Andrea Pearl, Grant Peterson, Shelby
Plemmons, Devean Prescott, Ashton Ray, Owen Register, Austin Rhoden, Savana Rhoden,
Bethany Richardson, Alyssa Riley, Dawson Robbins, John Roberts, Krissean Roundtree, De-
andre Ruise, Micahl Ruise, Shyanne Shumate, Amber Simmons, Gabrielle Starling, Ashley
Suggs, Melanie Sweat, Alyssa Thompson, Ashley Thompson, Rosemary Thompson, Zachary
Truluck, Grayson Wagstaff, Sydnee Watson, Brittany Webb, Kasey Weber, Kate Whitehead,
Dustin Yaccarino
5th Grade: Samuel Baker, Desirea Barton, Landon Boyette, Keyonna Burch, Clayton Bu-
reau, Kristin Bussey, Jaime Carroll, Jacob Carter, Mallory Chauncey, John Collingwood, Keith
Combs, Shelby Combs, Paul Constable, Sydney Corbett, Kristin Cox, Brittany Delp, Danielle
Dewolfe, Ashleigh Dinkins, Sydney Dopson, Kaylyn Dyal, Rachel Edgy, Harvey Flanders,
Miles Fraser, Maegan Gerace, Emily Givens, Kasey Graves, Travis Hall, Kaitlin Hance, Bran-
don Harvey, Colby Hathcox, Reid Hedrick, Dalton Higginbotham, Brandon Hodges, Aislan
Hooker, Ridge Home, Kalyn Ingram, Makayla Jefferson, Ethan Jenkins, Autumn Johns, Jordan
Kennedy, Molly Kerce, Tiffany Kersey, Steve Kish, Tyler Kreutz, Callie Lokey, Rachel Long,
Rebekah Long, Emily Martin, Cody Mathis, Summer McCray, Ashley McDonald, Melissa
McIntosh, Brittany McSwain, Blayne Merchant, George Midyette, Jacob Milton, Jonathan
Mobley, Allison Monds, Elizabeth Mosley, Cody Nipper, Hannah Nowlen, Ryan Oakes, Tan-
ner Orberg, Lailan Padgett, Angelica Paulson, Trenton Perry, Tara Pickett, Jessica Pilkington,
Domaquansha Rankins, Tyler Raulerson, Mark Ray, Corey Rife, Hannah Rodgers, Kayla Sam-
pley, Sierra Sanders, Jesslyn Sands, Victoria Sapp, Julia Schatz, Sabrina Seaman, Brea Smith,
Elizabeth Smith, Jacob Smith, Matthew Stafford, Kimberly Stoutenborough, Kaylee Thick,
Blake Thomas, Elena Tomas, Tyler Trail, Steven Walker, Oakley Waltman, Brandon Wheeler,
Brianna Whiting, Dannielle Wilkerson, Bakauri Williams, Dalton Williams, Donelle Williams,
Cameron Wilson, Charles Wright, Carley Yarborough, Ryan Yarborough, Taylor.Yonn


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BAKER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
Principal's List 1st Nine Weeks
9th Grade: Tyler Beach, Miranda Bonds, Ashley Brownlee, Rebekah Combs, Kandace
Conner, William Crawford, Kari Crummey, Billy Folsom, Delaney Gainey, Emily Gibbs, Jor-
dan Hand, Taylor Hartley, Ellie Helms, Aaron Irlbeck, Bradley Mareth, Hampton Raulerson,
Alexandra Rohde, Nicole Ruise, Melissa Staggers, Ashleigh Thick, Cameron Thomas, Leah
Wheeler
10th Grade: Ashley Belcher, Danielle Cole, Rachel Davis, Sarah Davis, Kellie Dopson,
Alexander Evdokimov, Maegan McDonald, Meagan Osteen, Cassandra Register, Lindsey
Roberts
11th Grade: Ashley Barrett, Edwin Cavannaugh, Steven Doiron, Shayla Goethe, Ar-
rianna Jennings, Katherine Kirkland, Richard Moore, Jessica Morrison, Spencer Norman-Ge-
rard, Rebeka Robinson, Kyle Smallwood, Brianna Stewart, Leslie Tanner, Wynesha Wallace,
Joshua Wiseman
12th Grade: Cody Braddock, David Brown, Travis Carter, Jessica Cohen, Amber Craw-
ford, Briana Cunningham, Jacob Duncan, Erika Gibbud, Ronnie Grimes, Tiffany Harvey,
Jessica Holloway, Stephanie Karpf, Christopher Langtry, Brandy Lauramore, Anthony Lom-
bardi, Dustin Mann, Sara Martin, Kaley McDonald, Amber Nixon, Nicole Novaton, Ciegie
Parkin, Jarrell Rodgers, Ashlynn Smallwood, Sariah Swartz, Whittni Thompson, Mark Wil-
lis, Geneva Wright

Honor Roll 1st Nine Weeks
7th Grade: Charles Hughes
9th Grade: Oliver Anderson, Brooklyn Bennett, Jake Betros, Jennifer Boykin, Macy
Bumsed, Brandy Callihan, Justin Campbell, Rachiel Canaday, Crystal Case, Jordan Cauley,
Joseph Chambers, Deryk Clark, Stormi Clouse, Destani Combs, Lani Crabtree, Chelsea
Crews, Cody Crews, Brendan Di Perna, Lisa Duffey-Finkle, Robert Dyer, Kyrsten Ferguson,
Blane Finley, Klayton Griffis, Jena Gross, Ashley Gueltzow, Elizabeth Harrell, Katie Hodges,
James Hodgson, Kara James, Mindy Johns, Markita Jones, William Keen, Ashlyn Kerce,
Daniel King, Elijah Knight, Jeffrey Lambert, Harli Livingston, Sarah Marcum, Alyssa Mar-
tin, Julia Martin, Maise' Martin, Trace McCullough, Corey Mercer, Charles Miller, Nicholas
Mobley, Jackson Mowry, Dale Muse, Kelton Nipper, Marcus Nipper, Tyler Overstreet, Devon
Paige, Carlton Pender, Angelo Peterson, Jessica Poole, Brooke Potts, Gabriel Powers, Melissa
Rambo, Shakirra Reed, Rebecca Rhynehardt, Jessica Richardson, Dalton Roberts, Amaretta
Robertson, Kevin Rumsey, Chelsey Sampley, Chase Sapp, Kristopher Smith, William Smith,
Chad Sodek, Rachael Sorrells, Ellis Starling Jr, Austen Steven, Haley Taylor, James Taylor,
Jordan Taylor, Ashley Tracy, Christopher Walton, Dallas Waters, David Widemond, Samuel
Williams II
10th Grade: Samuel Adams, Steven Adkins, Steven Alexander, Milton Baker Jr, Brit-
tany Bell, Nichole Berry, Gabriel Blackmon, Chelsey Bryant, Sara Buettgen, Jessica Buhler,
Ashley Bums, Tyler Canaday, Mendy Chisholm, Ashley Cole, lesha Coleman, Shayla Cole-
man, Trenton Conner, Dillon Comn, Joel Cox, Cameron Crews, Justin Davis, Jacob Defee,
Cheyenne Dilbeck, Megan Dolan, Alyssa Donaldson, Mitchell Faudree, Alyssa Fernandez,
Johnathan Ford, Christopher Harvey, Cam Hayes, Brittany Homitz, Magan Howell, Kevin
Hursey, Dustin Jackson, Hannah Jackson, Mathew Kaplan, Cameron Kirkland, Joshua Low-
ery, William Miller, Ethan Munson, Jennifer Nguyen, Timothy Odom, Travis Oswald, Cara
Overstreet, Carol Parker, Zachary Parsons, Emilee Pass, Caroline Rambo, Jamison Raulerson,
Cortney Rhoden, Cody Rose, .Stephanie Shelley, Tiffany Smith, Taryn Stevens, Noura Tber,
Haley Thomas, Mariah Trosper, Delaney Walker, Carissa Ward, Alexis Washington, Ryne
Weaver, Melanie Weis, Kenneth Wells, Cody Wheeler, Rebecca Wilds, Robert Yonn
11th Grade: Staci Allen, Michael Balas, Ransom Barefoot, Oedis Blanks, Thomas
Braddy, Dustin Brown, Erin Campbell, Ethan Campbell, Micah Cranford, Daniel Crawford,
Brandy Crews, Kristen Flandreau, Christina Fraze, William Gibbs, Randy Golden Jr, Morgan
Griffis, Jacob Harrison, Callihan Helms, Sonja Henderson, Cierra Hilton, Kathryn Johns, Ken-
dra Jones, Jonathon King, Melanie King, Shawn Langtry, Garrett Lucas, Taren Martin, Mary
McKenna, Tracey Miller, Page Moore, Sarah Nichols, Laresea Paige, Jeana Pearce, Mollie
Rhoden, Travis Richardson, Brittany Ruise, Ross Sasse, Nathan Sharpe, Gregory Smallwood,
Andrew Smith, Ricky Spires Jr, Felisha Starling, Steven Starling, Danielle Waldron, Marvin
Wasdin, Halie White, Stacey Wilcox, Kyle Wray, Chad Yeager
12th Grade: Cassandra Adams, Jessica Alford, Heather Allen, Kristopher Anderson,
Charly Bain, Ja'sarah Boynton, Lacy Burnette, Bradley Burnsed, Ariel Campiglia, Amber
Cemik, Shannon Chanaki, Jordan Combs, Allison Cooper, Casey Crews, Lukas Crews, Kallie
Crummey, Jessica Davenport, Cody Davis, Meagan Dolison, Michael Donley, Kara Dupree,
Jennifer Fraze, Amber Gainey, Margo Gaskins, Alexandria Gotay, Brittany Gray, Justin Hall,
Kendall Hand, Jessica Hudnall, Charles Jackson, Christopher Jarrell, Dana Johns, Sandra
Johnson, Margaret Kennedy, Tabatha Lauramore, Jennie Mann, Laci Norman, Savannah Nor-
man, Tiffany Norman, Sara Norris, Jessica Owens, Trent Page, Reagan Parrish, Allysen Poole,
Robert Prather, Gilbert Ravan III, Joshua Rivers, Jason Roberts, Mitchell Robertson, Brandon
Ross, Elizabeth Russell, Adrianna Sims, Kayla Smith, Jesse Smith Jr, Jamie Stavely, Kiley
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farming and now runs a 220-240 head cattle operation on about 250 acres. The Baker County Farm
Bureau is hosting a Farm-City Lunch next week to recognize agricultural contributions in Baker
County and the strong partnership that exists between rural producers and urban consumers.
Agriculture is an important part of the economy in Baker County and the state of Florida. As the
number two industry in the state, agriculture creates jobs and provides billions of dollars to the econo-
my. In Baker County, there are 204 farms on 18,000 acres. Market sales totaled about $25 million in
2002. Neither the firm nor the city can exist in isolation. Instead, the interdependence of the two cre-
ates jobs, products, markets and relationships that make our economy and nation strong. Join with us
in recognizing Baker County agricultural producers and allied industries and the contributions they
make to the economy.


Farm-City Lunch

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Guest Speaker
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On the seven days leading to and including Thanksgiving Day, Farm-City Week
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