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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 29, 2007
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Baker -- Macclenny
Coordinates: 30.283333 x -82.116667 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 12, 1929.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 39 (Jan. 2, 1931).
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS


Paid circulation leader Winner of14 Rsate awards forjournalism excellence in 2007

78th Year, Vol. 31 Thursday, November 29, 2007 Macclenny, Florida SO


Glen's proposal on


street closing would


forego a 'land swap'

The Town of Glen St. Mary indicated it is willing to
waive its long-held policy on acquiring equal land before
it closes a road right-of-way if the two abutting owners
in the southeast town agree to several stipulations before-
hand.
The road in question is South Orange Ave. between
Franklin and Andrews Sts. Gina Gatlin, the property
owner to the east, is seeking to close the road and resolve
the matter of a 76' X 450' strip of land acquired by the
town when an earlier closure of South Highlands was ap-
proved.
However, Roger Harvey, who owns the tract west of
there, claims title to the property up to the strip deeded
to Glen St. Mary in the earlier closure. The settlement
suggested by town attorney Joel Foreman at the council's
November 19 regular meeting requires he deed a portion
roughly 33' X 450' to Ms. Gatlin.
Mr. Foreman's scenario also involves the town deed-
ing the 76'-wide corridor to Ms. Gatlin; that she and Mr.
Harvey seek closure of South Orange; the town then deed
the west half of the closed roadway to Mr. Harvey, and
the east half to Ms. Gatlin.
If the parties agree, then Mr. Foreman suggested Glen
waive its policy of receiving an equal amount of prop-
erty.
As for the matter of Mr. Harvey's claim to the right-of-
way, the town has the option to leave things as they pres-
ently are since the right-of-way is contained in the origi-
nal land plat. Mayor Juanice Padgett said this week she
will urge the council to deed over the abutting parcel to
Ms. Gatlin regardless because Glen did so several years
ago in a similar situation involving the Congregational
Holiness Church off Andrews St.
The council took no action on the matter last week,
deferring .until the parties are contacted.
In other matters that evening, the board approved on
second reading the annexation of 4.27 acres owned by
* Fla. Green Partners LLC running west of Wildcat Dr. at
the east town limits. No one appeared at the hearing or an
earlier one to object.
Glen St. Mary has already closed platted streets in the
six-block parcel to the west of the parcel, which was al-
ready in the town, and retained easements for utilities.
Owner Ray Gatlin is near agreement with a buyer for
commercial development, according to attorney Hugh
Fish of Macclenny, who represented him in the annexa-
tion and closure requests.
The law requires Glen now notify both the state and
county of the annexation, and attorney Foreman will ad-
vise next month if the new parcel needs to be re-zoned
commercial.
At the request of Mayor Juanice Padgett, a cost study
will be made to determine what the town charges for
photocopying public documents, more specifically land
development regulations.
Request for them are more frequent, said the mayor,
and the town needs to recoup labor costs when she and
clerk Donna Loadholtz. spend their time making the cop-
ies for developers and others.
Attorney Foreman said the accepted charge.now is 15
cents per copy (20 cents for two-sided), but added charg-
es can be assessed for labor. For the time being, a record
(See page 2)


5 years in prison


One ofseveral drug sale sentences

BY ANDREW BARE
Press staff
A Macclenny man pleaded no contest to drug trafficking charg-
es and was sentenced to five years in state prison by Judge Phyllis
Rosier on November 19.
He was one of five defendants drawing time in prison for sale of
drugs and other offenses.
Thomas Pickering, 20, will receive credit for 122 days served in
county jail and will be on drug offender probation for ten years after
release from prison.
The charges stemmed from a drug bust that occurred on Decem-
ber 29, 2006. According to police, a confidential source told them
he could buy Lortab pills from Mr. Pickering. After the source ar-
ranged to meet with the defendant on North Blvd. in Macclenny, he
paid $100 for 20 Lortab pills. Lortab is a powerful pain-killer with
addictive properties.
Police say the source was able to identify Mr. Pickering in a line-
up January 18 of this year. He wasn't arrested until March 6.
In other Circuit Court sentencing handled Monday, Antonio
Burroughs, 23, of Macclenny was given 72 months in state prison
after he pleaded no contest to charges that he sold cocaine within
1000 feet of a school.
Mr. Burroughs, like most of the defendants sentenced Monday,
was caught in a bustarranged by Baker County sheriff's investiga-
tors. His came on February 13, 2007, after a confidential source told
police that he could buy cocaine from the defendant. The source ar-
ranged a meeting with Mr. Burroughs on Quail Lane; which is in the
vicinity of Keller Intermediate School. Once there, Mr. Burroughs
.sold the informant $60 worth of cocaine.
Mr. Burroughs turned himself in June 4.
Geffrey Church, 21, of Macclenny pleaded no contest Monday
to the same charge and will spend more than 48 months in state
prison with 15 days credit for time served.
Another confidential source came to police on August 16, 2006 to
say he could buy cocaine from Mr. Church. This time, the deal oc-
curred on Grissholm St. in the same (See page 2)


Stunning m black...making good on bet
FSU lost and John Theophile ofMacclenny spent all day Monday in a black dress. That might not
be as embarrassing for a guy who works in an office cubicle, but John is, well, he's a wrecker and
tow truck driver. This fall, he and co-worker Kirk Miracle of Miracle Automotive of Macclenny
made a vow: if John's football Seminoles lost Saturday, he'd don the dress, and Kirk would do the
same if the Gators lost. By the third quarter Saturday, John Theophile pretty much knew it was
time to go shopping. He picked out this shimmering black number at the Wal-Mart Supercenter
on Sunday (size 16-18) and, sure enough, showed up for work Monday morning dressed to kill.
The tattoo-laden Theophile caused a bit of a ruckus when he drove up at a west Jacksonville
truck company that morning a lot of side-glancing as he hastened to explain and on US 90
near the Miracle shop just west of Macclenny when he confronted a surveying crew ('i;th ,'e
female member) to retrieve a broken-down vehicle. It pretty much stayed that way until 6:00
pm, when the payoff expired. The co-workers say they'll have the same bet next year, except the
loser has to pick out something with a bit more feminine print or design just to make it more
interesting.


Found dead at rest area


A toxicology analysis due in
several weeks is expected to give
authorities the reason why a North
Carolina man died either before hand
just after he arrived at the eastbound
Interstate 10 rest area the afternoon
of November 24.
Gary Drennan, 26, of Asheboro


was pronounced dead by a rescue
crew that arrived shortly after 5:30
when his step-father found him un-
responsive in the passenger seat of
their 2003 Ford pickup. f
The step-father, identified as Joe
Taillon, said they departed Hudson,
(See page 2)


Wildcats end season withplayoff loss toackets
Josh Hodges reacts to Baker County's season-ending, 30-6 defeat at the hands
of St. Augustine Friday night. The Wildcats couldn't string together an offensive
attack, and the Yellow Jackets were able to punish Baker Country offensively. See
game story on page 11. PHOTO FROM BAKERCOUNTYSPORTS.COM


There really was a 'Steel Bridge'

All traces of the privately-built structure long gone


BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Press Staff
Steel Bridge Road just north of Macclenny took its name from a bridge
constructed of, well, steel that used to span the St. Mary's River near the
current location of the Boy Scout Landing. The bridge connected Georgia
and Florida.
Ralph Sands, who grew up in the Georgia Bend and has lived for most
of his life in Macclenny distinctly
remembers the last time he drove
across the Steel Bridge. Many years
0-uO C ago, he and Wallace Thrift were
a < : Ztrying to transport a beehive they
SV O had stashed in the trunk of a 1940
< Ford.
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r- trunk. By the time the men crossed
S -n : Steel Bridge, the outside of the car
= was covered with the angry, buzz-
Sing bees.
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0 is," said Mr. Sands. "To my knowl-
edge, he was the last person to drive
Across the bridge. He told me he


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watched the thing collapse and fall into the river behind him as he drove
over it."
Harold Stokes remembers the bridge, too. His father Festus owned a
Model A Ford and at age six, Mr. Stokes recalls the view of the bridge
and river from the rear of the car as it crossed from Georgia to Florida.
His grandfather H. J. and his father built the Steel Bridge. A copy
of the original 1912 invoice made out to Converse Bridge Company in


Chattanooga., Tennessee. sho\ s H. J. Stokes and Sons paid
$2.128 for the materials and construction.
N"M DaddN dro'e the machine to set the piles (under
structure)," says Mr. Stokes. 'It was made of a tripod of
three trees bound at the top that held a pulley and weight
contraption to drive the piles into the ground."
Today all that remains of the Steel Bridge is the road just
north of Macclenny that bears its name.
The Stokes' family lent its name to Stokesville, a once-


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The Steel Bridge legacy...


(From page 1)
thri' ing communitN northeast of
Macclenny in Georgia past the
current location of t\\ in bridgesI
on SR 121.
A steam-powered sawmill for
cutting lumber and a turpentine
processing camp was the heart-
beat of the community that also
contained a boarding house and
commissary. Most of the traffic
on the Steel Bridge originated
from the transportation of prod-
ucts to and from the two indus-
tries.
"The piles and underpinning
of the bridge were made from
lumber," recalls Mr. Stokes. "It
was a span bridge and the metal
beams were put together in a de-
sign that acted as a self-sustain-
ing truss."
Eventually the wooden under
structure succumbed to deterio-
ration and collapsed, Mr. Stokes
believes, sometime in the late
1940s. The steel frame came to
rest in the bottom of St. Mary's
River.
As a child, Bobby Thrift re-
members watching men working


Sentencings.

(From page 1)
neighborhood as the previous
case, with Mr. Church selling
$30 in cocaine to the source. He
was not located and arrested un-
til. May 31,2007.
Leonard Mitchell Lee, 25,
of Glen St. Mary was given
three years in state prison in
return for a no contest plea to
charges that he also sold cocaine
to a police informant. Unlike the
previous defendants, he was not
charged with selling drugs near
a school.
Mr. Lee met the confidential
source on Quail Lane February
8 of this year. There, he sold the
source $40 worth of cocaine. He
turned himself in on June 5.
And Macclenny resident
Sherric Lee, 19, pleaded no con-
test to charges of grand theft and
was sentenced to three years in
state prison.
Mr. Lee was part of a duo
who robbed a truck on College
St. on May 8 of this year. Mr.
Lee claimed at the time that he
didn't take anything, but merely
acted as a look-out. Police ar-
rested Mr. Lee the next day as
he was visiting another inmate
at the Baker County jail.


down in the river in an attempt
to salvage some of the bridge's
remains.
"They were able t reclaim
some ofthe wood" he said. "But
I don't remember seeing them
get any of the steel out. It might
still be out there in the bottom of
the river bed."
According to Mr. Thrift, the
salvaged lumber was distributed
around the community and used
to build fences and patch up
barns and houses.
"What I remember most about
the bridge," he said, "is that it
shook like crazy when you went
across it."
Nothing clearly visible re-
mains today of the Steel Bridge.
The land on the Georgia side
where the bridge once crossed
is still owned and maintained by
Harold Stokes and members of
his family.
On a recent visit to the bridge
site, Mr. Stokes brushed away
white sand to find small pieces
of wood that resembled railroad
ties. He also uncovered a rusted
length of metal that could have
been a section of cable or per-
haps a large bolt.
"More than likely, this came
from the bridge," he said. He,
tossed the bolt into the back of
his tuck to keep; a souvenir
from a structure that connects
his past to his present.


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Death at I-0 rest stop...

(From page 1)
Florida in Pasco', County about 'noon thaf day. He noticed Mr)Driff-
nan stumbleI whilee6iting a convenierice sioie and ga., and the step-son told him he had been drinking heavily the previous
evening.
Before the rest area stop, Mr. Taillon said.the step-son snored for.
about an hour,, but made no unusual noises after they stopped. He
alerted a state trooper on security watch at the rest area after he was
unable to awaken him and noticed Mr. Drennan was not breathing.
The body was taken to the medical examiner's office in Gaines-
ville, which reported this week no evident cause of death.


Land swap..

(From page 1)
will be kept on that portion and
parties will be charged based on
actual cost and time.
Ms. Loadholtz, who for now
is acting as the town's code en-
forcement officer, told the board
ten zoning violations north of
the railroad have been cleared
up most of them unregistered
vehicles. One of the original 14
citations pends resolution, and
the rest will likely be referred
for action to the county's Code
Enforcement Board.
She will begin a sweep of
neighborhoods south of the rail-
road for common violations like
junk cars and refuse.


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THE BARE

TRUTH
ANDREW BARE

Life is full of choices. And
once you make your choice,
you have to live with the conse-
quences.
That piece of fortune cookie
wisdom bounced around in my,
head as my car bounced along
SR-121 Thanksgiving night. As
I wasn't going home for the hol-
iday, I had decided to head back
to my old stomping grounds in
Gainesville, see a movie and
have Thanksgiving at an amaz-
ing pizza place right outside
campus.
Naturally, the pizza place was
closed. But as I drove back that
night, my thoughts weren't on
the glorious Leonardo's pizza I
had missed. No, I was, instead,
thinking that the road from Mac-
clenny to Gainesville is really
damn frightening.
Of course, SR-121 isn't the
only road to Gainesville. One
can just as easily take US-301
and reach the University of
Florida's home city with rough-
ly the same celerity as you can
on 121. The problem, however,
is that 301 takes you through
The Unholy Trinity of Lawtey,
Starke and Waldo, and reporting
doesn't pay near enough money
to deal with the $4000 in speed-
ing tickets one inevitably picks
up in those towns. SR-121,
by contrast, is a straight shot,
Through the countrN. with onl. a
couple of small towns along the
way.
The problem with 121's iso-
lation is that the road is so...
isolated. Need to use the bath-
room? You're about to become
close friends with that oak tree.
Need to make a phone call? Too
bad, since most of SR-121 gets
cellphone reception roughly on
par with what you'd get in Kurd-


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istan. The largest town between
Macclenny and Gainesville is
Raiford, a city most famous as
the site of a landfill that's really
quite lovely.
Once you're past Lake But-
.ler, you're essentially slicing
through a large cluster of scrub
pine. If you happen to drive
through the area at sunset; you
get that creepy, Edgar Allen
Poe feeling where the trees arch
above the road and block out all
light save a faint glow.
Which, actually, is not that
bad, since the lack of light
makes it difficult to see the un-
ending stretch of torn up road
ahead. Normally, you like to see
the imperfections in a road so
you can avoid them, but when
the entire road is imperfect,
evasive maneuvers are futile.
Driving on SR-121, you gain an
understanding of why it's unfair
to complain about our country's
inability to build useful roads in
Afghanistan. If we can't even
pave the road from Macclenny
to Gainesville, how are we sup-
posed to construct a viable road
from Kabul to Kandahar?
If you take 121, the entire
Macclenny to Gainesville drive
is made with a sense of impend-
ing doom looming over every
minute. Is that car behind you
rapidly approaching because
the driver wants to pass, or be-
cause he wants to start another
terrible horror movie? Did I just
see a flash in the trees? Was it a
squirrel, a large monkey or Tim
Tebow, out on his daily Semi-
nole hunt? Will Tebow believe
that I'm a friend if I flash my UF
student ID?
That's not to say the drive
isn't worth it. Gainesville has all
the things we lack in Macclen-
ny, and presents them in a much
more pleasant environment than
you'd find in Jacksonville. But
if you're car makes it through
without needing new shocks,
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in an antique
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Christmas 'rush' disrespects Halloween


MY SIDE OF

THE MATTER
ROBERT GERARD
HEY! YOU NEED TO
READ THIS COLUMN!
DROP WHAT YOU ARE
DOING! TURN OFF THE
TELEVISION! GIVE ME
YOUR UNDIVIDED ATTEN-
TION! THIS IS A THANKS-
GIVING/CHRISTMAS NEWS-
PAPER COLUMN EVENT!
Okay, maybe it isn't. In fact,
this column is just a collection
of things that have been rolling
around in my twisted mind for
the last few weeks. But in the
spirit of unabashed consum-
erism I feel I have to yell and
scream in capital letters to get
your attention.
Have you noticed that around
this time of year that everything
is an EVENT. THE TOYO-
TA WINTER SALEATHON
EVENT. ENCHANTED.. THE
MOVIE EVENT OF THE SEA-
SON.
What makes buying a car an
event? Are they going to have
dancing girls, speeches and fire-
works? Or are they just going to
try and sell me a Japanese car? I
think the latter.
What about a movie? Is there
going to be a new Bugs Bunny
cartoon, a newsreel, a special
feature and dish giveaway? Or
are they just going to show me
a movie and overcharge me for
popcorn? How is that an event?
Speaking of runaway con-
sumerism, I've noticed that
Christmas is coming earlier


and earlier each year. When I
was a kid, the official gateway
to Christmas was the Macy's
Thanksgiving Day Parade.
When Santa showed up at the
end of the parade, that was the
sign to open the floodgates of
Christmas selling.
Somehow; it's crept closer
and closer to Halloween. By the
week prior to Halloween some
low price leaders had Christ-
mas stuff already up near the
back of the store ready to charge
forward and take over the spot
previously occupied by goblins,
ghoulies and ghosts.
Thanksgiving got lost in the
process.
"They are disrespecting
Thanksgiving," my son Spen-
cer complained. "We've got a
perfectly good American holi-
day and it's being trampled by
Christmas. It's not fair to Pil-
grims."
Biblical scholars claim that
Christ was actually born in the
spring and early Christians chose
December 25th to correspond to
the Roman winter holiday Satur-
nalia to get those pesky Romans
to more easily accept Christian-
ity. The way we're going, we're
moving Christmas consumerism
closer and closer to the actual
Christmas.
Here's another of my ran-
dom jottings. Is it just me or
have we developed a penchant
for naming absolutely every-
thing. I didn't go shopping on
Black Friday because I didn't
have anything on my list that I
couldn't buy on any other day.
Besides, I could just wait until
Cyber Monday. Or maybe Tur-
key Sandwich Tuesday or Won-


derful Wednesday.
This tendency started with
disasters. Television news loves
to name stuff. A disaster isn't
hours old before all the major
news outlets have a title and
theme music for the disaster. I
wonder if they keep musicians
,on a retainer like lawyers just
in case they need music for an
earthquake or wildfire or terror-
ist attack.
I'm saving my favorite pet
peeve for last. Pet peeve was
a phrase that my mother used
for anything that got under her
skin.
My personal pet peeves are
those commercials that show ob-
noxious kids and dysfunctional
families saved by technology.
Here are a couple of the ones
I love to hate.
An obnoxious teenage girl
is griping about her family on
the phone. A surly big brother
shoves his little brother who
wants him to play soccer. Dad
can't be bothered because he's
playing video games on the
computer. Mom drives up in
the new Caravan and suddenly
everyone's happy.
Dad is messing with the navi-
gation screen. Brother is listen-
ing to music on the super sound
system. Sis is watching a movie
on the backseat DVD. Little
brother is watching a movie on
the middle seat DVD. Technol-
ogy to the rescue! Sort of...
They're still dysfunctional
strangers, only now they're
strangers in a minivan. It gets
better or worse with my
all time favorite.
A hot, sweaty dad opens
the door of the new van. I para-


phrase and add some inner nar-
ration. ,
"Hey, guys, I just finished
building the playhouse in the
back yard. I'm sorry it took a
couple of weekends of back
breaking, dirty sweaty work
during which I hit my thumb
with the hammer and stepped on
a nail all because I love you two
kids."
"Does it have leather seats.
and a six-disc 14 speaker sound
system and a drop down DVD
player?"
"Uh, no. But I built it because
I love you guys and want you to
have fun playing outside."
"That's okay. We're fine. Shut
the door behind you."
At this point the dad should
rip out the DVD player and
sound system, snatch up the
ungrateful little brats and have
them help him dismantle the
playhouse board by board.
But that's just me.


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ong the
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and not fall over the side.
It was hot as blue blazes and
we were sweaty and itchy and
the hay made us sneeze. It was
important to promote and sup-
port the theatre and to advertise
our show, so we endured it.
This year, the unpredictable
Florida weather should add an
interesting dimension to our
Macclenny Christmas parade
experience,.Either,it will be 78
degrees and we-.will wilt.like
damp tea ca-kes inside,~gur; cs-
tumes. Or it will be freezing
and we'll be sporting turtle neck
sweaters and long flannel draw-
ers beneath the festive outer de-
cor.
However it turns out, it should
be fun. There will be one change
in the holiday celebration, how-
ever. I have it on good authority
that reindeer are in short supply
this. year and with budget cuts
and the ever rising price of fuel,
there will be some substitutes
escorting Santa as the jolly man
Ho Ho Hos his way down Mac-
clenny Avenue. The sleigh will
be pulled by four orange phase
fox squirrels, a few orangutans
and the Taylor Wild Man.
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November 24 that the bouncer,
Joe Rhoden, 47, of Sanderson,
repeatedly punched him at the
bar. According to Mr. Bennett,
he was involved in an argument
and Mr. Rhoden asked him to
leave. Mr. Bennett turned to ask
the owner if he had to leave, and
the owner said yes. It was then,
Mr. Bennett alleged, that the
bouncer punched him on the left
side of his face.
Mr. Bennett .tid he was
struck e'eraI more times wvNQe'
he was on the ground. Mr. Rho-
den, for his part; told the officer
that he did not hit Mr. Bennett.
According to the bouncer, he
was escorting Mr. Bennett out
of the bar when they began to
struggle and fell to the ground.
Deputy Deloach said there
was dried blood on the left side
of Mr. Bennett's face.
In other incidents, Florahome,
Fl. resident Joseph Horwart said
November 20 that he was at-
tacked while walking on CR-
125 by an unidentified man.
Mr. Horwart said a car pulled
up next to him while he was
working. According to Mr. Hor-
wart, the assailant who appeared
to be Hispanic jumped out and
began hitting him with a base-
ball bat. Mr. Horwart did not
recognize the man and suffered
a broken right arm.
Charges will be filed against
Lorraine May, 52, of Winter Ha-
ven, Fl and a patient at NEFSH.
Social service counselor
Melanie Early told Deputy Greg
Burnsed November 19 that Ms.
May burst into her office and
demanded a weekend pass out
of the hospital. When Ms. Early
tried to explain the process for
getting the pass, Ms. May alleg-
edly threatened to kill her and
her husband. Other staff mem-
bers arrived in time to stop helr.

Cards for troops
The Republican Women
of Baker network will have a
booth at the festivities in Mac-
clenny on December 1st in front
of the Chamber of Commerce
office with Christmas cards to
be signed and sent to troops at
Walter Reed Hospital in Wash-
ington.
All are recovering from
wounds received in Afghanistan
and Iraq, and this is a great way
to flood them with the holiday
spirit and show your apprecia-
tion for the service and sacri-
fice.
Any questions, contact Ge-
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Local officials appeal to delegation
State representative Aaron Bean (left) and state senator Charles Dean (right) listen
to their constituents the night of November 20. The delegation's trip to Baker County
is an annual event. Rep. Bean and Sen. Dean largely heard from local officials who
urged the two to help Baker County at the state level with several growth-related
projects, including a variance on 1-10. It was the final such trip for Mr. Bean, who is
leaving the state house to run for the Florida Senate in 2010.
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Arrest for threat and vandalism


THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday November 29, 2007 Page 4


Boyfriend is accused of pulling


trigger of an unloaded shotgun

Police arrested a Macclenny that Mr. Reeves had fired off the from calling police by snatch-
man November 24 after his girl- shotgun in the past in an effort to ing away her cellphone. Deputy
friend accused him of pointing intimidate him. Sweat said that Mr. Holt smelled
a sawed-off shotgun in her face The accused and Ms. Parker strongly of alcohol and did not
and pulling the trigger, were later seen driving in Mr. deny the accusations. He was
Deputy Erik Deloach was Reeves' Chevrolet Cavalier, and also charged with obstruction of
initially told of the shotgun, be- police were given permission justice.
longing to Ronald Reeves, 19, to search the car. They found a Glen St. Mary resident
by Timothy Williams. Mr. Wil- marijuana cigarette and a scale. George Rodriguez was arrested
liams, who lives at the Pine Oaks Ms. Parker then allegedly and charged November 21 with
Trailer Park with Mr. Reeves confirmed Mr. Williams' story, aggravated battery after his ex-
and his girlfriend, Christina saying that after she told her girlfriend accused him of push-
Parker, said he saw Mr. Reeves boyfriend to put down the gun, ing her out of a moving car.
point the shotgun at Ms. Parker he pointed it at her and pulled Steve Noblitt told Deputy
earlier in the day. Mr. Williams the trigger. The shotgun was not Garrett Bennett that he found
said the gun had a pistol grip loaded, his mother, Karen Alexander,
and the barrels were sawed off Ms. Parker also told the offi- lying face down on the ground
even with the magazine tube. cers where the gun was hidden near their home on Railroad
According to Mr. Williams, Mr. in her home. It matched the de- Ave. After he called police, the
Reeves always kept the shotgun scription given by Mr. Williams mother accused Mr. Rodriguez
fully-loaded and hidden inside and the serial number was filed of pushing her out of his car.
his pants leg. off. Mr. Reeves was charged After police located Mr. Ro-
Mr. Williams asked deputies with aggravated assault, pos- driguez, he initially denied see-
to search the trailer home for Mr. session of a short-barreled gun ing Ms. Alexander during the
Reeves' shotgun, but they were and altering the identification day. But when Deputy Bennett
unable to find it. An anonymous number on a weapon. All are noticed Ms. Alexander's purse
neighbor told Deputy Deloach felonies, in the man's truck, he admitted
In other incidents, Larry to giving Ms. Alexander a ride.
,Holt, 19, of Glen St. Mary was He did, however, deny pushing
charged with battery after his her out of his car.
t mother accused him of hitting Deputy Bennett noted in his
her. report that both Mr. Rodriguez
ms Hettie Holt told Deputy and Mr. Bennett were intoxicat-
m ade ag intl t Gavin Sweat on November 21 ed when he spoke with them.
That she awakened her son so Deputy Deloach arrested
b b they could go to a family gath- Caleb Ruise of Sanderson after
rTs o nCPrT ering in Jacksonville. According he found the man standing at
to Ms. Holt, her'son responded the intersection of SR-121 and
The sheriff's department says violently and began throwing Lowder St about 8:30 pm on
a scuffle at Mac's Liquors in things in the house. Eventually, November 23.
Macclenny will result in charg- Ms. Holt said, her son grabbed According to the officer, Mr.
es being filed against the bar's her by the hair and threw her to Ruise, 43, was drunk and dis-
bouncer. the ground several times. erupting traffic. Deputy Deloach
Curtis Bennett of Glen St.. Ms. Holt also alleged that her said the suspect was unable to
Mary told Deputy Erik Deloach son repeatedly prevented her answer simple questions.


A Macclenny man was ar-
rested November 24 after he al-
legedly threatened a woman in a
bar.
Deputy Claude Hurley was
originally called about 10:00 pm
to Mac's Liquors on US 90 by
Rachel Kemp, who complained
that one of her car windows, had
been smashed. Ms. Kemp said
that she arrived at Mac's with
Eddie Fields, 34, and that Mr.
Fields became angry when she
danced with another man.
The victim said that when she
left the bar, she found the dam-
aged window and Mr. Fields
standing with a baseball bat,
saying she wouldn't "dance
with someone else now." Dep-
uty Hurley said a witness con-
firmed that Mr. Fields broke the
window.
But before the officer could
file a vandalism report, he was
called to South Seventh St.
where he found Ms. Kemp and
Mr. Fields arguing. According
to Deputy Hurley, Mr. Fields
refused to keep his hands raised
and resisted being handcuffed.
The officer was eventually
able to handcuff the suspect and
place him in his car. Ms. Kemp
said that she arrived home to find
Mr. Fields hiding in a nearby
bush. According to her, he said
he wouldkill her and repeatedly
pushed her.
In other incidents, Christo-
pher Starling, 22, of Macclenny
was arrested after he allegedly
reacted with hostility to an offi-
cer after midnight on November
25.
Deputy Erik Deloach said
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According to the officer, Mr.
Starling refused his command
to stop arguing. At one point,
Mr. Starling put his hands in his
pockets despite several com-
mands to remove them. The of-
ficer, in his own words, "took
control" of Mr. Starling and ar-
rested him.
Deputy Deloach said Mr.
Starling had no weapons or il-
legal items on him. He was
charged with resisting an officer
without violence.
Jonathan Fish of Sanderson
told police November 20 that
his motorcycle had been vandal-
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Mr. Fish showed Deputy Wil-
liam Hilliard where the ignition
switch on his motorcycle had
been damaged. The man told po-
lice that he kept the motorcycle
in one place, but returned home
to find it moved.
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A 15-year-old resident of Pal-
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that seven mailboxes at the end
of her road had been damaged
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday November 29, 2007 Page 5


Wandering at motel


The Baker County Sheriff's
Office turned an investigation
over to the Department of Chil-
dren and Families after over-
night guests at the Econo Lodge
in Macclenny said they found
two small children wandering
the halls.
Deputy Jeremy Moran was
called to the motel by manager
Karen Clark after a guest found
one child on the second floor,
while a janitor found another
child on the other side of the
motel.
Kirby Apathy, who has an
Indiana address, told the officer
that he was loading luggage into
a car when he noticed a small
child, later identified as Zacari-


ah Albritton, banging on a room
door. Mr. Apathy took the child
to the front desk.
Janitor David Hill said he
found Zacariah's sister Janiah
sitting outside another room. He
took the child to the front desk.
Deputy Morn said in his re-
port that when he investigated
room 205, he found the door
wide open and Raiford resident
Yontekwa Albritton, .19, sleep-
ing. After being awakened by
the officer, Ms. Albritton said
her son must have opened the
door while she was sleeping.
DCF was notified of the in-
cident, and a department repre-
sentative told Deputy Moran he
would investigate.


FHP issues qualied' ruling

on seat belt use before accident
The Florida Highway Patrol changed its initial position that West-
side Elementary principal Kim Brannan of Macclenny was not wear-
ing a seat belt when she was thrown from her eastbound SUV on Inter-
state 10 in west Jacksonville the morning of November 9.
Ms. Brannan, 44, a popular teacher and'administrator in Baker
County more than two decades, died in the accident. Three other
school employees with her en route to a meeting in St. Augustine sur-
vived with minor injuries.
FHP now says that based on statements by the other occupants, who
were wearing restraints, its revised the crash report issued by Trooper
C. Everett after the initial press release to the media.
The second report says Ms. Brannan was wearing her seat belt, but
does so with a qualifier.
"Originally the crash investigator believed that the driver was not
utilizing her seat belt based upon the evidence," said Lt. Bill Leeper,
FHP's spokesman for the Jacksonville district. "The other occupants in
the vehicle stated she did have it on, however the homicide investiga-
tor can't state with 100% certainty that she did or didn't. So based on
the occupant statements the crash report will say that she did."


Bennett gets citation for Vietnam service...
Vernon Bennett of Macclenny greets Representative Ander Crenshaw following a
November 9 ceremony at Jacksonville NAS honoring more than 250 veterans of the
Vietnam War. The career of Mr. Bennett, a retired sergeant major, included two tours
there before he retired in December, 1975. His 23-year career had many highlights,
including duty in Germany in 1956-59 when, as an acting sergeant major, he served
in the same unit and in a supervisory role over a young soldier by the name of Elvis
Presley. Other duty stations took Mr Bennett to Washington as a non-commissioned
officer over the honor guard at Arlington National Cemetery, the Army unit present
at many official ceremonies and diplomatic welcomings, to Florida State University
and North Alabama University where he taught ROTC, Korea and Louisiana, where
his final posting was as an advisor to the state's National Guard. Mr. Bennett was
awarded the Silver Star for his Vietnam service, in addition to other medals and
commendations during his career. He is a longtime member of the Macclenny Com-
mission and is a part-time professional fishing guide.


Two vending arc machines

vandalized; copper stolen
Police are searching for an and 6th St.
unidentified suspect who van- A nearby resident said he saw
dalized vending machines in two men in a white van remov-
Baker County last week. ing the wire on November 17,
Deputy Curtis Ruise received but could not provide any other
a call from Karen Clark, manag- information. I
er of the Econo Lodge, on No- Macclenny resident Pa-
vember 20. She told the officer mela Jenkins told Deputy Greg
that someone had broken into Burnsed that someone stole a
her two vending machines. The purse out of her unlocked cat in
officer found both the motel's the Wal-Mart parking lot.
snack and soft drink machines Ms. Jenkins said November
pried open and the change dis- 21 that she had left the purse
pensers empty. when she went into the store,
But the crime spree wasn't Realizing her mistake, she re.
over. Deputy Ruise was later turned to her car, only to find it
called to Cornerstone shopping missing.
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The Coca-Cola bottler has been .
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Franklin Mercantile owner Cathy Mendolera, right, with the Lemoine family of Jacksonville.


PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN


Franklin Mercantile's ld fashioned' kickoff


of the Christmas season has become a tradition


Wal-Marte


arrestedfor

Police arrested a Wal-Mart
employee November 20 after
she allegedly admitted to steal-
ing $75 in items from the store.
Deputy Tony Norman was
called to the store by another
employee, John Austin, who
told the officer he saw Nacole
Franklin, 20, place several items
in a bag and put the bag under
her cash register. According to
Mr. Austin, 15-20 minutes later,
Ms. Franklin took the bag and
placed it under another register.
After clocking out, he alleged,
she returned and took the bag
with her when she left the store.
Mr. Austin brought Ms.
Franklin back into the store.
When Deputy Norman arrived
and spoke with Mr. Austin,
Ms. Franklin allegedly admit-
ted to stealing the items, which
included Tylenol, a bra, a leash
and collar and a movie CD.
Once Ms. Franklin admitted to
the theft, she was charged with
shoplifting and taken to jail.
In other incidents, Mark Lee,
owner of Moody's Chevron in
Macclenny, told police Novem-
ber 19 that a man drove up to his


shoplfting
store and pumped $44 worth of
gas without paying for it.
According to Mr. Lee, the
unidentified man pulled up in
a gray car, pumped the gas and
left, going west on US 90. The
owner said it was the third time
the man left without paying. All
three incidents were caught' on
camera.
Glen St. Mary resident
Amanda Johnson told police
November 23 that her purse had
been taken from her car in the
Burger King parking lot.
Ms. Johnson said she was vis-
iting her mother, who works at
the restaurant. Ms. Johnson told
Deputy John Hardin that she was
inside for a few minutes. When
she returned to her unlocked Car,
the purse was gone.
Deputy Hardin said surveil-
lance footage turned up no
clues.
Henry Crosby Jr. of Mac-
clenny said November 19 that
the trailer tag and boat decal
were stolen from a boat parked
in the yard of his home on Syca-
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Press Staff
Blustery weather didn't deter
visitors from traveling to Glen
St. Mary over the Thanksgiving
weekend on what has become
for many arf annual pilgrimage
to cut the family Christmas tree,
then shop for ornaments to deco-
rate it.
Now in its 16th year, the an-
nual Old Fashioned Christmas
at The Franklin Mercantile open
house in Glen St. Mary has be-
come a family affair for owner
Cathy Mendolera and sisters
Tonda Griffis and Angela Tom-
linson who help with the event.
"We have become friends
with an entire group of folks we
only see once a yeai.f this tiirh'-
said Ms. Mendolera. "They trav-
el in from Cedar Key, Tallahas-
see and even farther away."
One such family is Darren,
Jackie and Matthew Lemoine of
Jacksonville.
Since he was one, the Lem-
oines have brought son Matthew,
now 15, to Rudolph's Christmas
Tree Farm in nearby Taylor, then


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stopped in at the Mercantile to
shop for hand-made ornaments
and partake of hot cider and
home baked goodies.
"Its become a tradition for our
family," said Ms. Lemoine. "We
look forward to coming here all
year. Christmas wouldn't be the
same without a visit to Frank-
' lin's."
Commercial ornaments are
also in the store's inventory, but
the handmade ornaments are
the heart of the open house. Ac-
cording to Ms. Mendolera, sis-
ter Tonda has been making or-
naments for years to sell at art
festivals and holiday craft'fairs.
Eventually, all three sisters and
cousiri Cath) Beckman become
-involyed;:4producing the orna-
ments and helping with the open
house.
After Ms. Mendolera and Ms.
Griffis opened the mercantile
in 1993, it seemed only natural
to sell the ornaments there. The
Christmas open house event was
created specifically to showcase
the ornaments, scheduled to co-
incide with the opening day of


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Department of DOT district spans 18 counties.
has included The meeting will be at the dis-
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e-year plan that Ave. and begins at 5:30 pm.
in the spring to State funds were used for the
ature. recent resurfacing of SR 121
resurfacing CR from Macclenny north to the
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Rudloph's Christmas Tree Farm
a dozen miles north off CR 125.
It was a match made in Heaven.
"Rudolph's is about the only
place left in North Florida where
you can still pick out and cut
your own tree and it's really im-
portant for some people to have
that family tradition," said Ms.
Mendolera. "Coming here to the
mercantile for the decorations
rounds out the experience."
Inside the historic Glen struc-
ture by the railroad known for
decades as the Franklin Store,
trees and garlands over door-
ways drip with the decorations.
This year's offerings feature
lots of angels, dogs, cats, rein-
deer, snowmen and even trac-
tors. Most of the decorations are
cut from wood with a band saw
and hand painted. Other materi-
als are utilized too.
In the hands of this talented
family group, even light bulbs
and dried locust bean pods are
transformed into delightful holi-
day decor.
Many ornaments are person-


alized and hold deep meaning
for the owners, memorializing
anniversaries, weddings, births
and other significant dates.
Rhonda Raulerson of Glen
St. Mary attends the open house
every year and brought two-
year-old great grandson Kaden.
Granddaughter Christy Beasely
held up a painted wood ginger-
bread man for the boy to see. He
smiled and stuffed more home-
made bread pudding, a staple of
the open house, into his mouth.
"I wouldn't miss this event,"
said Ms. Raulerson. "I don't
even need to see it announced. I
just know the day after Thanks-
giving, this is where we always
go."
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November 19. Several members of the church, sitting in rocking chairs and on the
bed of a truck, watched or took photos as the building, originally the church par-
sonage, was razed. The church, which recently celebrated its 125th year, has out-
grown the current facility. Ed Varnes of Varnes Contracting in Jacksonville says
the footings and foundation of the new sanctuary should be ready by late Decem-
ber and a projected completion date is targeted for fall of 2008. One former mem-
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BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Press Staff
The Baker County School
Board held its annual reorga-
nization meeting November 20
and chose Patricia Weeks to re-
place Dean Griffis as chairper-
son, a position he has served for
the past two years.
Karen McCollum, who is
currently vice-chairman, will
remain in that post for another
year.
The board before its meet-
ing last week approved John W.
Caven Jr. of Foley and Lardner
in Jacksonville as its attorney.
This isMr. Caven's 31st year as
district counsel.
Member Paul Raulerson will
be the Florida School Board As-
sociation legislative liaison and
Mr. Griffis as his alternate.,
The following plans were
submitted and approved:
The 2007-08 Baker County
School District Strategic Plan
and the individual improvement


plans for each school as well as
the 2007-08 Five-Year Facilities
Plan.
The latter.is prepared annu-
ally prior to the adoption of the
district school budget and re-
flects a tentative work program
that includes a schedule of major
repair and renovation projects.
Anticipated repair and renova-
tion categories are HVAC, floor-
ing, roofing, fencing, parking,
electrical, alarm system, tele-
phone/intercom systems, closed
circuit television and paint.
The board also approved re-
newal of an agreement with
Schultz Center to provide pro-
fessional development services
to the Baker County School
District, effective September 1,
2007 June 30, 2008.
Total cost for services is
$5600 and includes $3600 for
the T-1 connection used for vid-
eo-conferencing classes, $1000
for training programs and $1000
for instructor fees. The agree-


ment is funded through a Title
II grant.
Classes offered through the
Shultz Center will include ESOL,
literacy through art, algebra, ge-
ometry, grant writing, diversity,
African Americn inclusion and
middle school endorsement test
preparation.
A consultant contract in the
amount of $2575 was approved
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High. A long-time volunteer in
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Obituaries


FredBennett, 86,

dies November 24
Fred "Beaver" Bennett, 86,
of Glen St. Mary died Saturday,
November 24, 2007. Mr. Ben-
nett was Pol" .- -.
born May
15, 1921 K
in Taylor
to the late
Joseph ,.
and 01- ,
lie Johns .
Bennett. ,
He was a
life-long
resident
of Baker r
County Mr. Bennett
and at-
tended the Macclenny Primitive
Baptist Church. Fred enjoyed
spending time with his fam-
ily, hunting, fishing and playing
golf.
Surviving family members in-
clude his wife of 65 years, Annie
Thrift Bennett of Glen St. Mary;
sons Danny Bennett (Connie)
of Glen St. Mary and Freddy
Bennett (Connie) of Sanderson;
sister Ella Crawford of Jackson-
ville and sister-in-law Ollie M.
Slater; five grandchildren and
nine great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was held
Tuesday, November 27 at his
church with Elder David Craw-
ford officiating. Interment fol-
lowed at Oak Grove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made in Mr. Bennett's
memory to Community Hos-
pice of Northeast Florida. The
arrangements were under the
direction of V. Todd Ferreira Fu-
neral Services.

Graveside service

flo Thomasm Brady
Thomas James Brady, 61,
died Tuesday, November 20,
2007. He was born in Jackson-
ville September 27, 1946 to the
late James Brady and Lamar
Starling Brady. Mr. Brady lived
in Baker County most of his life
and was a graduate of Baker
County High School. He served
in the United States Air Force
and was a Vietnam veteran. He
enjoyed hunting and animals.
Survivors include his brother
Tony Brady and sister Marlene
McCray.
The graveside service was
held Friday, November 23 at
Macedonia Cemetery. Arrange-
ments were under the direction
of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Ser-
vices.


FAITH BIBLE

CHURCH
New Hope for the Community
Five Churches Road
Hwy. 127 Sanderson, FL
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Wed. Night Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
I Videll IW Williams -Pastor


Mt. Zion N.C.

Methodist Church
121 North t 259-4461
llacclenn', FL
Pastor Tim Cheshire
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evering Worship 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 7:00 pm







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say unto thee, except a man be
born of water and of the Spirit,
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David Hurlburt,

51, dies Nov. 24th


David Andrew "Cowboy"
Hurlburt, 51, of Glen St. Mary
died peacefully Saturday, No-
vember
24, 2007
at Orange
Park Med- -
ical Center
surround-
ed by fam-
ily and -
friends. He
was born
in North
Kings-"
town, RI
on July Mr. Hurlburt
16, 1956,
and was a 1975 graduate of NB
Forrest High School in Jack-
sonville. David moved to Baker
County ten years ago from Jack-
sonville.
He was a United States Navy
Veteran and served as an air-
man. David was most recently
employed by Trinity Materi-
als as a truck driver. He was a
former employee of the City of
Jacksonville's Public Works De-
partment.
David was a member of Glen
Church in Glen St. Mary. He en-
joyed horseback riding, working
in the yard, cooking, riding mo-
torcycles and watching the Jag-
uars play. He especially enjoyed
spending time at home with his
beloved wife, dogs and horses.
Surviving family members in-
clude parents Edwin and Frances
Hurlburt; his wife of 20 years,
Leanne Rae McDaniel 'Hurl-
burt of Glen St. Mary; son Esse
Hamm (Charlotte) of Jackson-
ville; four grandchildren; broth-
ers and sisters Donna Murphy
(Jim), Bobby Briggs (Amanda),
Debbie Chase, Yvonne Tison
(Vic), Jeanne Miller (Butch),
Larry Hurlburt, and Becky Witt
(Paul); 15 nieces and nephews
and numerous loyal and loving
friends.
The funeral service will be
held Thursday, November 29 at
11:00 am at his church with Pas-
tor Franklin Griffis officiating.
The family will receive friends
from 10:00 am until service
time at Glen Church. Donations
to Fisher House Foundation,
1401 Rockville Pike Suite 600,
Rockville, MD 20852 are appre-
ciated. Arrangements are under
the direction of V. Todd Ferreira
Funeral Services.

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First Baptist Church
of Sanderson
CR 229 S., Sanderson FL
Sunday School .......10:00 am
Sun. Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sun. Evening Worship .6:00 pm
Wed. Eve. Bible Study. .7:00 pm
AWANA Wed. Night.. 7:00 pm
Pastor Bob Christmas
http://www.fbcofsanderson.org


John (Jack) Crews,

71, ofMiddleburg
John (Jack) R. Crews, age
71, died Thanksgiving morn-
ing, November 22, 2007, in
Clay County, Florida. The 11llth
of eleven children born in Mac-
clenny, he lived in Baker Coun-
ty until age 12, then resided in
Jacksonville most of his remain-
ing years. During which time
he owned and operated "Jack's
Grinding & Repair" for over 20
years. His final 10 years resid-
ing in Middleburg.
Survivors include his lov-
ing wife Margie M. Crews; sons
Johnny R. Crews, Jr. & Lonnie
0. Crews; daughters Pamela
Howard & Loretta L. Crews;
sisters Donna Mae Lindabury
& Lela Miller; grandchildren
Katie Crews, Patrick Crews,
Rachael Crews, Christopher
Crews, Mark Combs, Michael
Combs, Mitchell Whitley, Mi-
chael Whitley, Joshua Whit-
ley, Holly Whitley & Matthew
Whitley; and 11 great-grand-
children.
The funeral service was held
Wednesday, November 28 at V.
Todd Ferreira Chapel with Pas-
tor Mae White officiating. Inter-
ment followed in North Prong
Cemetery.

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

MACCLENNY
CHURCH OF CHRIST
573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am
Fellowship 10:30 am -11:00 am
Worship Services
S11'00am
S: \\.ed. Bible rudi,
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f'i ,, i minister
.- Sam F. Kilching


Harry H. Kirkland,

78, was CSXretiree
Harry H. Kirkland, 78, of
Baldwin died November 26,
2007 following a lengthy illness.
Mr. Kirkland was born February
7, 1929, the son of the late James
Corbett Kirkland and the former
Olla Mae Johnson. Mr. Kirkland
was retired from CSX after 38
years of service. He was prede-
ceased by his wife of 54 years
Lucille Pringle Kirkland.
Mr. Kirkland is survived by
sons Harry (Lily Ann), Elwood
(Melitta), Charles (Denise)
and Mark (Missey) Kirkland;
daughter Donna Padgett (Ter-
re.ll); sisters Ethel Canterbury
and Sherry Hice; brother Gary
(Roberta) Kirkland; uncle Ealie
(Inez) Johnson; 15 grandchil-
dren, seven great-grandchildren
and one great-great-grandchild.
The funeral service will be
held at 11:00 am Friday, No-
vember 30 at the chapel of
Prestwood Funeral Home in
Baldwin with brothers Charles
Bundy and Ernie Nixon officiat-
ing. Interment will immediately
follow in Brandy Branch Cem-
etery, Bryceville.
The family will receive
friends from 6:00-8:00 pm No-
vember 29 at the funeral home.
Serving as pallbearers are Jona-
than, Justin, Michael, Kevin,
Jason and Christopher Kirkland.
and Shane Padgett. To sign the
family guest book, go to www.
prestwoodfuneralhome.com.



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Beatrice Thrfi, 90,

dies November 22
Beatrice "Bea" Thrift, 90,
died November 22, 2007. She
was born in Moniac, Ga. on Sep-
tember 25, 1917 to the late Ab-
salom Stokes and Annie Craw-
ford Stokes. She was a life-long
resident of
Charlton
and Baker
ties and a ,
member = ,
of First
Baptist w -a
'Church of
Macclen-
ny. She
was also a
co-owner
of Thrift
Hardware Ms. Thrift
until her
retirement.
Mrs. Thrift was a dear Chris-
tian example for all who knew
her. The most important job to
her was to be a loving mother
and grandmother. She cherished
her family selflessly. She was
humble and independent. Mrs.
Thrift loved working in her
yard, crossword puzzles, spend-
ing time with her family, attend-
ing Sunday school, church, and
XYZ luncheons.
She was predeceased by her
husband of 45 years, Lonnie
Thrift; sister Gertye Taylor and
brother Eustis Stokes.
Surviving family members
include son Michael Thrift of
Jacksonville Beach; daugh-
ters Betty Abdulla (Frank) and
Janice Hancock (Bob), both of
Macclenny; grandchildren Jef-
fery Piatt of Nashville, TN, Britt
Hancock and Klate Hancock of
Macclenny and great-grandchil-
dren Taylor and Chase Hancock,
and Colton Piatt.
The funeral service was held
Sunday, November 25, 2007 at
her church in Macclenny with
Pastor Edsel Bone officiating.
Interment followed at Taylor
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,
the family requests donations be
made to First Baptist Church of'
Macclenny "Bound for Glory"
building fund. Arrangements
;were under the direction of V.
iTodd Ferreira Funeral Sen ices.


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Deanna Christine Waldrup,
40, of Jefferson Davis, Louisiana
died Thursday, November 15,
2007 in Louisiana. Deanna was
born in Jacksonville March 31,
1967 to Jack Ollen Waldrup and
Eva Phelps
Waldrup. .,
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most of
her life
in Jack- | j
sonvilleA
before
moving 12
years ago
to Louisi-
ana. She
worked as
a secre-
tary in the Ms. Waldrup
medical
industry. Deanna loved to dance
and was known as Nanner Bell
George and the Redneck Diva.
She also enjoyed spending time
with her family.
Surviving family members
include her father Jack Ollen
(Barbara) Waldrup of Jackson-.
ville Beach; mother Eva Phelps
Waldrup Redmon of Macclen-
ny; children Michael Braley, Er-
nest James "Bud" Barrilleaux,
and David Christian Waldrup;
brothers Garrath Phelps (Misty)
of Glen St. Mary, Alan Waldrup
of and Robert Pinkerton (Anita),
both of Dallas, TX; sisters Na-
dine Klem (Robert) of Jackson-
ville and Karen Drow of Mac-
clenny; 16 nieces and nephews
and one great niece.
The funeral service was held
Wednesday, November 28 in
the chapel of Ferreira Funeral
Services with Pastor Simone
Fouraker officiating. Interment
followed at Macedonia Cem-
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There are no words to ex-
press our heartfelt thanks for the
outpouring of love and support
shown to Chase and I during
the loss of our dear loved one,
Kimberly Sue Brannan. The
food, the flowers, calls, visits,
gifts and hundreds of cards were
overwhelming. A special thank
you to pastors Franklin Griffis
of the Glen Church and Perry
Hays of First Baptist of Glen for
the wonderful and uplifting ser-
vice. Thanks also to First Bap-
tist for graciously offering and
providing their facilities to our
family; to Denny Wells and Kel-
ly Norman-Gerard: Kim would
have been honored and touched
as we were by the music it
could not have been more per-
fect; to BCHS Vice-principal
Thomas Hill and Superinten-
dent of Schools Paula T. Barton
for the kind words, insight into
Kim's life and personal thoughts
delivered at the service.
Enough can never be said to
relay our thanks to Sheriff Joey
B. Dobson, the Sheriff's Office
staff, Baker County school ad-
ministrators, the School Board
and staff. Our county is truly
fortunate to have Sheriff Dob-
son and Superintendent Barton
in the positions of trust that they
hold. A special thanks to Kim's
staff and teachers at Westside
Elementary, who are and contin-
ue to be so supportive of Kim,
Chase and I. A final thanks to
the Baker County deputies, hon-
or guard, Jacksonville Sheriff's
Office motorcycle officers and
the Florida Highway Patrol for
their respectful funeral escorts.
When Kim moved here over
20 years ago as a 23-year-old
bright, energetic, newly-hired
elementary teacher, she knew
no one in Baker County except
for me. When she departed this
life doing what she loved, she
left a host of friends, family and
colleagues. Most important, she
left thousands of students whose
lives she touched in ways we
could never have imagined. We
were truly lucky to have Kim in
our lives as a mother and wife,
but Kim always knew she \vas
blessed to have Baker Count=
and its citizens in her life, and
so fortunate to call Macclenny
her home.
The past 21 weeks proved
that she was so right.
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Acts,2:17 And it shall come to pass in the last
days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon
all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall
prophesy, and your young men shall see visions,
and your old men shall dream dreams:

It amazes me when I think about it. I grew up
in Pentecost. It's all I've ever known. But, in my.
lifetime, I have never witnessed the consistent
outpouring of God's Spirit in a local
church like I'm seeing now. Oh, I've
seen times of blessings that seem to
come and go, but nothing quite like this.
This ip different. I believe that this is
the beginning of something far greater
than we have seen. This is like what
I've heard my grandmother (Gladys
Walker), and some of our old-timers
and elders talk about use to happen in -
years gone by. We know from reading
God's Word how revival comes. Always
in scripture, revival was preceded by
times of brokenness and followed by
times of repentance, followed by times Pastor Sha
of listening and obedience, and then,
times of great blessing and deliverance. This revival
began to break on Pastor's Appreciation Day and
has continued for going on 4 months without any
indication of subsiding. Every time we gather to
worship, something wonderful happens. As we
look around our congregation now, it's seems like
there's always a new person hungry for the touch of
God in their life. One by one, there's always a new
soul making his way to our altars to find something
that their heart is longing for. It's not a new thing
to see someone in trouble or under conviction get
out of there seat and walk the aisle. The problem
is, for the most part they don't last long at all. But,
this has been different. These precious souls have
prayed their way out of the darkness and have


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continued in this new life and have added to the
strength of our church. And, I'm amazed as these
new converts gather around the next new soul in
the altar to help pray them through to a relationship
with Christ. I'm amazed at the unity and the
fellowship we have. I have never seen it like this in
all the time that I have served as pastor. The church
has truly become one body with compassion and
concern for all. There is a greater desire to be with
each other in fellowship and worship
than I have ever seen. Our worship
services, it seems, have become
revival services. Every time the choir
sings, they sound like it's the first night
of a long anticipated revival meeting.
Most of the time when I preach, both
front rows are filled with men and they
are backing their pastor, standing on,
their feet, lifting their voices and their
e hands in praise. Sometimes they'll be
" H right beside me or standing around
me while I preach. I love it! I don't
know how this picture's in your mind,
'non Conner so you'll just have to come see it for
yourself. There are so many wonderful
things happening in our church. God has come to
us with all that he has and we are doing our best
to receive all, that we may do all He has designed
for us to do. The bible says that they overcame
him by the blood of the Lamb and by word of their
testimony. There is only one responsible for these
wonderful blessing that have come to us and that
one is Christ, the Author and Finisher of our faith.
It all begins and ends in him folks. He knows what
we need, when we need it, and how to get it to us.
It's been amazing to watch God bring us to where
we are and I know that this is only the beginning.

It still amazes me when I think about it.
Pastor Shannon Conner


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Notices


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR BAKER COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
CASE NO.: 02-2007-CA-0160
RAYMOND G. TEMS,
Plaintiff,


DAVID R. EBBRECHT, SUSAN
TURRENTINE AND PETER JAMES
EBBRECHT.
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Macclenny Church of God
North 6th Street Macclenny 259-3500


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David R. Ebbrecht
Last known address: 331 Huntes Hollow,
Bossier City, Louisiana 71111
Susan Turrentine
Last know address: 7366 Smooth Boar
Lane West, Glen St. Mary
Peter James Ebbrecht
Last know address: 4451 Barber.Road,
Macclenny, FL 32063
Unknown heirs, if any, last known address
unknown.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet title
has been filed against the real property described
below:
Begin at the Northeast corner of the NWV4 of
SWA4, Section 4, Township 3 South, Range
22 East, Baker County, Florida, and run
thence S 89'11'10" W, along the North line
of said SW/4, 315.72 feet, thence S 126'17"
W, 256.8 feet; thence N 8911'10" E, 122.46
feet; thence S 4924'43" E, 208.00 feet to
the Northerly right-of-way line of ROWE
BARBER ROAD; (a county maintained grad-
ed road); thence N 4014'55" E, along said
Northerly right-of-way line 53.65 feet to the
East line of said NW 1A of SW 14; thence N
110'30" E, along said East line 354.07 feet
to the Point of Beginning. Containing 2.21
acres more or less.
You are required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any to Plaintiff's counsel, Jonathan
M. Smith of Ford, Bowlus, Duss, Morgan, Kenney,
Safer & Hampton, PA. 10110 San Jose Boulevard,
Jacksonville, Florida 32257, on or before the 17th
day of December, 2007, and file the original with
the clerk of this Court either before service on the
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter, oth-
erwise a default will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Complaint.
Witness by hand in this seal in the court on
14th day of November, 2007.
Bonnie Palleschi
Al Fraser, Baker County Clerk
11/22-29
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-
dust a public hearing a adoption of the proposed
Resolution whc:z illk h're;'- j,g ei rpperajr I., -'t
head Monday, DE['.errnr 1' 20'. :,iTimrnr,:,,ig
at Q:00 pm, at..55 rli:t h Third SirtrUla:,cb,,-,,
F!l',d. A ,:opy C 'lir .,h.'(:, l ,eg:,iluh:,- i, ,
b,- r,:pe,:li by ar;, niMe rjr er in pui',rir j i r
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 tax 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
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 on the proposed adoption
of Resolution 2007-32 the title of which follows
hereinafter appears, on December 4, 2007, com-
mencing at 5:00 pm, at 5644 LuLu Road, Olustee,
Florida, at the Olustee Fire Station. 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 2007-32
A Resolution of the Board of County
Commissioners of Baker County, Florida
authorizing the filing of an application
with the Florida Department of Trans-
portation for the closing of the railroad
crossing at Ocean Street in Olustee, Flor-
ida; providing directions to the county
manager; and providing an immediate
effective date.
11/29
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR BAKER COUNTY,
FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO: 02-2007-CP-051
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CYNTHIA LYNN BELOW,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Cynthia
Lynn Below, deceased, File Number 02-2007-CP-
051, is pending in the Circuit Court for Baker Coun-
ty, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which
is 339 East Macclenny Avenue, 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 DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OFTHIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice
is November 22, 2007.
Personal Representative
Debra M. Jones
9324 Brent Lane, #7
Macclenny, FL 32063
Attorney for Personal Representative
JEFFREY D. DUNN, ESQUIRE
Florida Bar No. 0118284
231 East Adams Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Telephone: (904) 353-6440
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Mr. Baglin and Ms. Crews

Couple weds Friday
Reese Crews of Lake City and
Deborah Clements of Orange
Park, invite you to share in the
joy of the marriage uniting their
daughter Amber Rebecca Crews
and Jordan Christopher Baglin,
son of Lora Kay and Robert
Rees Baglin of Sanderson. The
wedding will be November 30,
2007 at 6:00 pm at the ag center,
followed by a reception.


Thanks to you
Michael Matis and the Wom-
en of the Moose would like to
take this opportunity to thank all
that made the fund raiser a suc-
cess. Of course, as always, you
the community are the ones that
make our efforts worth all the
work that goes into an event of
this kind by your participation
and the generous donations.
A special thanks to Cori
Howle and Teresa Deisler for
all the work and time it took"to..
organize this ever and mace^it
a success.
A special thanks to the fol-
lowing people and businesses
for their time and donations so
generously given: Southern Joy
gospel group, Vicki Lee & the
Crossroads, Josie Davis, Larry
Scott, Gerald & Jimmy Light-
sey, Cori Howle, Pier Six, Touch
of Spring, Richard's Meat Mar-
ket, Mercantile Bank, Gibson
McDonald Furniture, Woody's
Barbecue, Davis Oil, Publix,
Subway, Rita's Classee Cuts,
Martha's Styles & Cuts, Terry's
Huntin & Fishin', Pineview
Chevrolet, Baker County Medi-
cal Services, Baker Beverage,
The Women of the Moose, the
Loyal Order of Moose and all
the individuals that worked to
show that our community still
cares about our fellow citizens.
Again, thanks to all for a job
well done!

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Railey Paige Dugger
Welcomes baby girl
Chad and Hanna Dugger
of Sanderson are proud to an-
nounce the birth of daughter
Railey Paige. She was born on
November 6 and weighed seven
pounds, five ounces.
Proud grandparents are Tim-
my and Vicki Milton of Sander-
son and Timmy and Carol Dug-
ger of Macclenny.

A word of thanks
After such a successful
Christmas open house this past
weekend, with a true spirit of
Thanksgiving, we cannot let
this opportunity pass to praise
God first for our loyal custom-
ers during this holiday season.
Thanks for understanding our
unrushed policy of celebrating
each season as it comes. Thank
you for always searching out
and responding to our small ad-
vertisements among the giants.
We especially appreciate your
support of our operating sched-
ule as well as our time away for
ministry work. We count it all
joy to call you our friends.
May God richly bless you as
we all pause to reflect on what
this season truly represents.
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Old jail open house
The Baker County Histori-
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Christmas open house on De-
cember 1. Join us from 10:00
am-4:00 pm at the old Baker
County jail to welcome the holi-
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Stephanie Bradley

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for Hometown title
Stephanie Bradley of Glen St. Mary was
recently selected Florida's Miss Home-
town USA in the high school division
during the 21st annual pageant held
in Orlando. She was among 60 con-
testants who competed November 2-4
from the elementary school to college
level. The daughter of Anita and Terry
Bradley, the 17-year-old is a senior at
Baker High and also enrolled at Lake
City Community College. The sponsor
Florida Hometown USA is a non-profit
educational youth program that pro-
motes the values of volunteering.

Tickets on sale for

'07 Tour ofHomes
Special features will be pre-
sented in this year's Tour of
Homes to be held Sunday after-
noon, December 2 from 2:00-
5:00 pm. Twelve village and
train exhibits will be on display
in the Macclenny home of Jim
and Diane Kramer.
At the home of Chuck and
Pat Parliament on Glen Farms
Drive, limousine service will be
provided from the entrance to
the Parliament property.
All homes are uniquely deco-
rated for the Christmas season.
Old time Christmas refresh-
ments will be served by Magi
and Lyn Tabor at the Cutter
Mathis House on Glen Nursery
Road.
Don't miss this unique oc-
casion to view some beautiful
homes in Baker County. Tick-
ets, complete with maps to the
homes are on sale for $20 at De-
signer's Daughters, from Naomi
Roberson 259-2350, Gedone
Prachar 259-1990, City Hall or
LaViece Smallwood 259-1900.


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a movie that says a lot without
saying much. Joel and Ethan
Coen, the brothers who are per-
haps most famous for the darkly
entertaining Fargo, adapted
novelist Cormac McCarthy's
book into a bare-bones film that
is almost guaranteed to earn a
Best Picture nomination come
Oscar season.
The film alternates between
bloody, gut-wrenching violence
(No Country more than earns
its R rating) and a kind of silent
subtlety that is sure to confuse
some viewers. The most tragic
deaths and the most important
are handled off-scene, leaving
us to deal with the aftermath.
Tommy Lee Jones is the fa-
mous face used to entice curi-
ous moviegoers, and it's an ap-
propriately worn and leathery
one. But the star here is Javier
Bardem as Anton Chigurh. "Hit
man" is far too petty a term to
describe Mr. Bardem's charac-
ter, and yet, "assassin" seems
far too grandiose. Chigurh is the
character Mr. McCarthy and the
Coen Brothers use to represent
evil itself.
Chigurh creeps into our ken
early in the movie when he
strangles a sheriff's deputy and
kills a man with an air cannon.
But he does not become the dark
cloud hanging over the film un-
til a West Texas hick, Llewelyn
Moss, played with redneck in-
genuity by Josh Brolin, comes
across the remnants of a drug
deal gone bad.
It is there that Moss launches
the film's plot. When he finds
and appropriates $2 million in
drug money, he unknowingly
sics Chigurh's hound on him-
self. What follows is a dogged
pursuit, a brutal chase with a
rapidly escalating body count
and inevitable conclusion.
What the Coens and Mr. Bar-
dem do so skillfully is avoid
making Chigurh a sympathetic
character. The idea of the nobl,,, ,,
killer, the refined and urbane
psychopath, or even the clock-
punching, bureaucratic hit man,
have became over-used tropes.
Chigurh is, to put it simply, evil,
and that darkness seeps out of
every pore. As brutally efficient
as Chigurh is, we're not meant
to admire his craft.
We are, instead, left to won-
der at the nature and purpose of
Chigurh's evil. His inexorable
pursuit seems at times so ...
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Several Wildcats attempt to tackle St. Augustine running back Marion Williams.
PHOTOS BY BAKERCOUNTYSPORTS.COM


Stung, stunned and stopped:


FSU cheerleader Nix is


spirit competition finalist

It's time to vote again on the
kJ Internet for Glen St. Mary resi-
dent Taylor Nix, an FSU cheer-,
leader and one of seven finalists
in the Athlon Sports Sideline
Contest.
) .a. Ms. Nix, 21 and a 2005
graduate of Baker County High
SSchool, garnered sufficient votes
during the last round to repre-
sent the Atlantic Coast Confer-
ence in the competition. If she
I emerges the winner this time,
she will be featured in the 2008
; Athlon Sports College Football
f'a magazine. Her co-ed squad will
also get cash and prizes.
The final round of voting be-
gins at midnight on December 1 and continues through midnight on
December 22. To vote, log onto www.athlonsports.com/spirit. You
must enter a five-digit code each time you vote.
Ms. Nix is the daughter of Becky and Tommy Nix and an accom-
plished gymnast who is majoring at FSU in merchandising. This is
her third year on the co-ed cheer squad and has been cheering since
grade school.
Other finalists are from the universities of Nebraska, Cincinnati,
West Virginia, Southern Cal, Georgia and Illinois.


Columnist


optimistic

aboutfuture


FROM THE

'PREss Box'
Mike Crews

The stage. was set for the
Baker County Wildcats this past
Friday night to make history and
advance in the state playoffs. A
win would move the Cats one
step closer to the state title game
and eliminate one of the front-
runners in the process.
As I arrived at Memorial Sta-
dium, I could feel the excite-
ment and anticipation in the air.
The stadium was as lively as I
have ever seen it, and the energy
level of the players on the field


(See page 13)


Wildcats fall to


BY ANDREW BARE
Press staff
During halftime of Friday's
game against St. Augustine, Yel-
low Jacket kicker Caleb Sturgis,
rated the number three high
school kicker in the nation ac-
cording to the recruiting website
scout.com and a Florida com-
mit, came onto the field and put
on a show.
He kicked several field goals
from roughly 55 yards, and then
moved back and kicked another
half-dozen from 60 yards out.
Most of his kicks cleared the,
`cross-bar 15by-
a good three
or four yards.
Baker County's
fans, who ini- -
tially jeered the
display, ended ,
up giving St-
urgis a rousing 0
ovation.
Unfortu- i
nately, it was
the most enter- -
tainment they
would receive
all night.
The Wild-
cats spent an
entire off-sea-
son training /
and condition- I "
ing themselves
to avoid a re-
,peat of 2006's .
fourth-quarter Carl
meltdowns.
:They succeeded in assembling
a prolific rushing attack that
rolled over most of Baker Coun-
ty's 2007 opponents. But Friday
night, the Wildcats' hard work,
determination and ground game
were dashed to pieces against
St. Augustine's superior talent
and swarming defense.
Baker County fell 30-6 in
a game that was never truly in
question. The Wildcats, who had
rolled up a 10-1 record thanks to
the rushing of quarterback Car-
los Holton and running back
Lucious Lee, finally found a de-
fense that could stifle the duo.
Baker County fell behind
on the first drive of the game
and never caught up. While the
Wildcats were able to force a 3rd
and four on St. Augustine's first
drive, they surrendered a first
down on a draw play'by quar-
terback Kawaun Jakes. Three
plays later, the Yellow Jackets
converted another third down
when Jakes hit senior Rashard
Hall for a long gain.
With a personal foul tacked
on to the end of the play, St. Au-
gustine got the ball at the Baker
County six-yard line. Running
back Cardale Brown punched
it in, and the Yellow Jackets
jumped out to a 7-0 lead.
The score would remain 7-0
as the first quarter ended. The
Wildcats drove to the St. Au-
gustine 33-yard line, but found
themselves facing a 4th and five.
As head coach Bobby Johns had


done all year on
the Wildcats cal
number. This tin
Holton's magic ac
maturely, and Bake
stopped well short
down marker.
The Yellow Jac
vantage on their
Jakes hit a wide-o
Devin Martin, fo
touchdown pass. It
score 14-0 that Ba
offense really began
Though the 1
. some early succe


os Htn is cased
os Holton is chased down


St. Augustine

fourth down, was negated.
led Holton's Though the crowd roared its
ae, however, disapproval, much of the energy
ct ended pre- was sapped out of Memorial Sta-
er County was dium by the call. St. Augustine's
rt of the first next possession began with a
long pass to Hall and ended
kets took ad- with Brown leaping into the end
next drive, zone. The Yellow Jackets would
pen receiver, enter the half up 23-0.
)r a 67-yard Things didn't improve for
t was with the Baker County in the second
aker County's half. Brown gave the Yellow
in to sputter. Jackets their final score when he
Wildcats had romped in from 30 yards out.
-ss with nio- The Wildcats got their only
score on the
ensuing drive.
Holton hit wide
receiver Chris
Robinson for a
59-yard touch-
down pass.
Baker County
q 'T couldn't con-
-vert the two-
point try.
Down 30-6,
the Wildcats
rose up one last
time. St. Au-
gustine's next
drive ended
when Holton
intercepted
a Jakes pass.
Baker County
was given the
ball at the Yel-
low Jackets'
by several Yellbw Jackets 40-yard line.


tioning receivers into the back-
field and having Holton fake
end-arounds, the Yellow Jackets
quickly figured out that Holton
had no intention of handing off.
While Holton finished with 82
yards on 23 carries, the Yellow
Jackets shut him down with the
game in question. Holton had a
string of five carries in the sec-
ond quarter that ended with, in
order, a loss of three yards, no
gain, a loss of one yard, no gain
and no gain. Lee, for his part,
' ended a great high school career
with just 18 yards on 10 carries.
St. Augustine began its next
drive at Baker County's 42-
yard line. The Wildcats jumped
off-sides on a 4th and 1 to give
the Yellow Jackets a first down.
Hank Farmer sacked Jakes for
a 10-yard loss, and the Yellow
Jackets were forced to settle for
a 39-yard field goal from Stur-
gis.
Down 17-0, the Wildcats
made their last true attempt at
scratching back into the game.
In what was possibly the biggest
play of the night, Holton rolled
out of the pocket and hit a wide
open Harold Moore in stride for
a 79-yard touchdown pass. But
while Wildcats fans celebrated
and the cannons boomed outside
Memorial Stadium, officials
quietly discussed the penalty
flag one of their number threw
on the play. Baker County was
penalized for having an illegal
man down field, and the play


They were
further heartened when, on 4th
and 6, officials penalized St. Au-
gustine for pass interference on
Holton's attempted pass to Lee.
But the Wildcats couldn't
take advantage of the good for-
tune. On a 3rd and 1 at the St.
Augustine 10-yard line, Farmer
lost the football after gaining
enough yards for a first down.
After that, it was all over but the
shouting.
Baker County ends the sea-
son at 10-2 and with a district 3-
3A championship. The Wildcats
reached the playoffs for the first
time in five years.


Baker County Wildcats:
2007 District Champion


POSTERS
will be
available at our booth at the
Christmas Parade

Posters, 8x10 prints and more
will also be available.


AiAKER COUNTY

i dot corn


* VISIT NEFCOM'S BOOTH
ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1 AT THE
ANNUAL LIGHTED CHRISTMAS PARADE t FESTIVITIES
IN DOWNTOWN MACCLENNY!


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DVD player, $20; Call 588-3628, leave
message. 11/22-29p
Attention Scrapbookers. If you haven't
attended a Close to the Heart show,
you have missed out. Well, here's your
chance! Saturday, December 1 from
10:00-2:00 pm, corner of College &
Mclver. enter through side gate. You
can see the items and do a project with
Close to the Heart. It's so fun!! 11/22p
Mobility electric wheel chair, trav-
els 25 miles on single charge, perfect
snape brand new. $1600. 228-5063 or
521-5963. 11/22-29p
Browning Medallion 7mm Rem. Mag.-
Bolt action 'Vilh Leupold -''Wyr J'g
scope, $700. 904-303-4736.: '1/29p
Bassett Hound puppies, 9 weeks old,
reg. CKC, health certificates, all shots,
$300. 608-4949 or 259-6068 leave
message. 11/29p
Need a trailer to haul your Christmas
gifts? Here is the one you need! 2003,
16x7 Cargo Craft Explorer trailer, 34"
plywood floor and doors, 4 wheel elec-
tric brakes on tandem axle, like new,
$3000. 613-6001. 7/19tfc
Pecans for sale. Shelled pecans $7.00
lb or unshelled $1.50 lb. Call 259-
4988. 11/29p
Antique breakfront buffet, breakfront
china cabinet, buffet, all mahogany, can
be seen at Southern Charm. 259-4140.
12/9tfc
Brand new Sears water softener sys-
tem, $585. Free installation. Good used
appliances. 90 day money back guaran-
tee. 266-4717. 7/12-3/27p
Butterfly dining table with 6 chairs,.
very ornate, fluted legs, rare; half round
foyer console.'All pieces are mahogany
wood. Southern Charm. 259-4140.
2/3tfc
Great holiday gift ideas! Handcrafted
glass fusion jewelry, locally made
original purses and handknit scarves.
Exclusively at the Franklin Mercantile.
259-6040. 11/29c
Proform XP treadmill, like new, incline,
multi settings and speed, fan, easy fold-
up, $300. 275-2748 or 945-2488 after
6:00 pm. 11/22-29p
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
canvases, drawing pads and much
more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
Street, 259-3737. tfc
Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece,
excellent condition. Southern Charm
259-4140. 12/9tfc
20' flatbed trailer, double axle, electric
brakes, heavy duty ramps, tool box,
$1600. 259-2313. 11/15tfc
Ornaments, ornaments, ornaments!
We still have a great selection, ready to
personalize while you shop. The Frank-
lin Mercantile. 259-6040. 11/29c
Solid oak entertainment center, fits


To place, correct or cancel

an ad by phone, call

904-259-2400
Monday Friday 9:00 am 5:00 pm
or email
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up to 36" TV, glass door on side, has
4 cabinets, $150, excellent condition.
259-7852. 11/29p
Play Station 2 console with games
and extras, $200; Snapper riding lawn
mower, $550; truck topper, $325. 259-
5193. 11/29p
Merry Christmas! The Franklin Mercan-
tile will be open Thursdays, Fridays and
Saturday 10:00-5:00 through Christ-
mas Eve. Ya'll come! Railroad tracks in
Glen. 259-6040. 11/29-12/19c
Large stag horn ferns. Serious inqui-
ries only. 259-3101. 11/29p
Fiberglass garden tub and 5 ft. shower,
both $150. Will sell separately; Gambler
Intimidator, 20'10", 175 EFI Mercury,
tournament ready, $10,500.259-9061.
11/29p
Treadmill. Sears 2 HP, power incline,
low hours, $200. 259-3849. 11/29p
Large load Whirlpool washing ma-
chine, $75. 259-7629. 11/29p
Carriage of the 1890s, wagons of the
1900s, trucks of the 40s and a car with
cold air; commercial air compressor,
6 cylinder engine; 16 ft. tandem axle
trailer and farm implements. 912-2Q6-
1641. 11/29p
Full size air hockey table with acces-
sories, $300; Barbie dollhouse with
furniture, approximately 4 ft. tall, $125.
259-9546. 11/29p
Murray 46" riding lawn mower, well
maintained, new blades, $300 firm.
259-0774. 11/29-
Dining room suite, oval table with 3
leafs, 6 chairs and lighted china cabi-
net, $200. 259-3625. 11/29p
2006 Hallmark enclosed 13x6 util-
ity trailer, rear door ramps, side door,
$1850. 424-6705. 11/29c
1990 bass boat, 115 Mercury, new car-
pet & seats, drive-on trailer, good con-
diion 259-17- 77- . 11/29p;
Two single jet ski trailers, $350 each.
259-4335 or 904-568-1028. 11/29p
Kenmore washer & dryer, king size
capacity, $200 0B0. 259-7552 or 904-
370-4143. 11/29p





Established business. Established
sandwich sop in Macclenny. 904-370-
0418 or 904-964-5017. 11/29-12/13p





17 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





2006 Ford F1150 pickup truck, 36,000
miles, excellent condition, $12,900.
259-9605. 11/22-29p
1994 Pontiac Grand Am, good gas
mileage, cold a/c, $1450 OBO; 2000 Kia
Sephia, automatic, gas saver, cold a/c,
$1950. 653-1656 leave Mfessage.
11/29c
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS, 73k miles,
one owner, power seats, rear air, new
tires, $11,900. 259-4335 or 904-568-
1028. 11/29p
1968 Jeep J2000 truck, 4 WD, 327,
Dana 44 axles, all original, 71k miles,
very rare, complete tune-up, new water
pump and fuel pump, $950. 424-6705.
11/29p
2000 Chevy 4x4, extended cab pickup,
white fold out back doors, looks and
runs great, $7600. 591-2640. 11/22tfc
2003 GMC 2500 HD SLT, extended cab,


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6.6 Duramax, spray-in bedliner, new
camlocker tool box, Bullydog, cold air
intake, new 4" exhaust, great fuel mile-
age, 80k miles, truck in perfect shape,
$28,500 OBO. 259-3763. 11/29p
2004 Chevrolet Z71, extended cab,
$16,500 OBO. 904-483-6409.11/22tfc




Babysitting in my home, all ages, 6:00
am-until, Monday-Friday, near 125 &
127. 838-2287. 11/22-29p
Junk removal. Don't want the hassle?
We'll load and haul your unwanted met-
al junk. Free hauling. Old washers, dry-
ers, a/C, freezers, lawn mowers, tanks,
metal scrap, etc. Call local at 904-759-
4162. 11/22-29p
Now accepting antique furniture on
consignment. Pieces have to be in good
condition. Call Karin at Southern Charm
259-4140. 2/13tfc
Reward! $500-$1000 paid for Florida
county auto tags dated 1911-1917.
Also want Florida plates before 1956,
especially Baker and Union Co. tags
with #52 and #63 prefix. For museum
collection. Jeff Francis 727-345-6627
or email gobucs13@aol.com or flori-
dalicenseplates.com. 11/29-12/17p
Estate Street beware of malicious punk
throwing rqcks at passing vehicles,
chipping paint, denting body, breaking
windows. Watch for and report. Sin-
cerely, A victim. 11/29p

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Pigs for sale. 259-9984.


11/22-29p


Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $50 boarding fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc
Two registered colts, one paint one
buckskin.jFdr morb infolrrati6h, 'allf
502-8458. 11/29p





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advertising on subjects like.work-at-home,
weight loss products, health products.
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truthfulness. of claims. Respondents should
use caution and common sense before
sending any money or making other com-
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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
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-The Baker County Press
Dental Assistant needed full time in a
very busy dental practice. Minimum 1
year chair side experience is required.
Please fax resume to 259-8978 or
deliver to 546 S. 5th St. No phone calls
please. 11/29c
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
AVON. Do your holiday shopping for
50% off. Call Kaycee at 275-3215,
www.youravon.com/kheinz. 11/22-29p
Local home care agency seeking PRN,
RN, OT anda full-timePT PTlease call
259-3111 for more information.
4/19tfc
Drivers. Top pay & excellent hometime.
We train car haulers. Superior'benefits
package. CDL-A with 2 years OTR expe-
rience. 800-889-8139.
11/29-12/6p
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


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YARD SALES
Thursday 8:00 am-3:00 pm. CR 123 Smokey
Road, follow signs. New items & jewelry 4 fami-
lies. Big sale.
Thursday & Friday 8:00 am-3:00 pm, 655 W.
Ohio Avenue. Entire Coca Cola collection.
Thursday. Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?. 330 S.
3rd St.


Thursday & Friday 7:30 am-2:00 pm, 790 Wheeler Drive. Lots of
good stun.
Friday 7:00 am-?, 14257 Leonard Norman Road.
Friday & Saturday 9:00 am-?. Sanderson to 229 S to 12142 Clef
Harvey Road, take left. Little bit of everything.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?. Off Charlie Rowe Road. 3 families.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?, 125 N to 127 N turn right on Crews
Road, turn leh on Bertha Mae Harris Road. last place on right. Living
room suite, dining table with 4 chairs, Home Interior pictures, bed-
room suites, knick knacks, Crothes and much more. Too much to list.
Everything must go. Moving sale. 259-8000.
Friday & Saturday 9:00 am-?. 5454 Woodlawn Road. 36" TV with
stand, computer with desk, lots of other stuff. No early birds.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?, Off 23D to 15092 Riverhills Drive.
Childrens furniture and much more.
Friday & Saturrday 9:00 am-?, 125 S to Old Nursery Plantation.
Baby bov clothes, tons of baby gear. furniture, housewares.
Friday & Saturday 7:00 am-?, 253 E. Minnesota Avenue. 7' Christ-
mas tree, playhouse and castle, girls, women, young mens clothes
and shoes, new bugshield for 03-05 Chevy, puppy stairs, household
items, little bit of evevThing. Early birds welcome. Huge 2 families.
Saturday 8:00 am-?, 470 Magnolia Drive off Miltondale. Brand new
skateboard decks and log shirts will make excellent Christmas
gifts, CB radios, computer cables and desk, windows, A/C unit,
VHS & DVD movies of all kinds, girls clothes 1-2, boys 4-7, clothing
all sizes. Huge 3-5 families.
Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 pm. 9589 Glenwood Drive, Glen. Sport
memorabilia, dresser, tools, clothes, beads, lots of miscellaneous.
Saturday 8:00 am-1:00 pm. off Woodlawn to Dupree Road, follow
signs. 25a clothes, bookcases, antique sewing machine, gas stove,
" woodburning stove: motcircycVle helmets, leather jackets, Dreamcast
and 3 games, picture frames, Easy Set, pool pump, ladder & acces-
sories, jewelry boxes, prom dresses, 7'x9' green braided rug. much
miscellaneous.
Will pick up for free left over yard sale items. Call 653-1558.


resume to 275-3292 or ca
EOE,.drug free workplace.
Experienced painters ni
have tools, benefits after 9
5877.
Drivers Owner Opera
every weekend and during
Drop/hook! www.brownl
800-241-5624 x 106.
Coming soon! DD's Spo
be taking applications
Macclenny Avenue next
Chevron on Wednesdays
4;00 pm for waitstaff, lin
prep cooks. Must be at le
old.

TA Travelcenter now h
team members and man
TA Travelcenter in Baldw
301 S., Jacksonville, FL 3
Tom at 904-266-4281 ext.
Landfill Spotter. The Nev
Waste Association is seeki
person for the position of
ter. Responsibilities inclu[
wastes for removal of
materials. Landfill or rec
rience preferred. Employ
required to complete Lan
and Inmate Supervisio
Salary is negotiable and \
upon experience. Appli
available at the New Riv
Landfill, located on SR 1
north of Raiford. Apply b
am-5:00 pm. Deadline for
if Friday, November 30,
PM New River Solid Wast
is a drug Fe workplace,
will be required. For more
call 386-431-1000. EOE.
11/22-29c


all 275-4960. Community Action Agency (NFCAA)
6/28tfc This position is located in MacClenny,
needed. Must Florida (Baker County) The Family
10 days. 259- and Youth Development Specialist 1
12/30tfc reports to the Family & Community
tr Hme Services Manager and is responsible
g the week! for planning, organizing and coordinat-
g enm ing the activities for social services and
1ru1cking.co assistance to improve the social and
11/22-29p -psychological functioning of children
)rts Grill will and their families. The specialist over-
at 457 W. sees the program, budgets and poll-
to Moodys cies regarding participant involvement,
From 2:00- program requirements, and benefits.
e cooks and This position is also responsible for
Bast 18 years maximizing the family well being and
academic functioning of children in
11/15-12/6p schools by addressing such problems
firing Arby's as teenage pregnancy, misbehavior,
iagement for and truancy. Applicant must possess
in, 1024 US college credits in pursuit of Sociology
32234 or call or Psychology degree or related fields
18. 4/26tfc with a minimum of 5 years experi-
v River Solid ence in Social Service or an acceptable
ng a qualified combination of education and experi-
landfill spot- ence. Must have computer skills and
de screening knowledge of various types of soft-
unauthorized ware. Apps/Resumes may be mailed to
cyclingg expe- NFCAA, Attn: HR Dept, 4070 Boulevard
yees will be Center Drive, 4500 Building, Suite 200,
dfill Operator Jacksonville, Fl. 32207 or fax to:(904)
on courses. 398-7480. Closing date for applica-
wiii h based tions is December 3rd, 2007. 11/29c


ications are
ver Regional
21, 3 miles
between 8:00
r applications
2007 at 5:00
e Association
drug testing
information,


Family & Youth Development
Specialist with Northeast Florida


Northeast Florida State Hospital is
seeking a groundskeeper, position
#09561. Applicants must have one
year experience in groundskeeping or
landscaping. Apply on-line at httpsi//
peoplefirst.myflorida.com. 11/29c
Guaranteed interviews at Zaxby's
every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 pm. 11/29tfc
Unlimited income potential working
from home, great personality required.
Must be a self starter. Call 904-233-
5904 for more information about this
exciting opportunity. 11/29-12/13p


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday November 29, 2007 Page 13


Career in 4 months. Set own sched-
ule and have great income! Lake City
Community College's Nail Tech pro-
gram. Monday-Thursday 5:00-9:00 pm.
January April. No high school diploma
required. Call 386-754-4352 for details.
11/29c
Enjoy working outdoors? Like to earn a
good income? Consider welding at Lake
City Community College. Classes begin
January 7, 2008. Financial aid available.
No high school diploma required. Call
386-754-4352 for details. 11/29c





Notice to Readers
All real estate advertising in this newspaper is
subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes
it illegal to advertise "any preference, limita-
tion or discrimination based on race, color,
religion, sex, handicap, familiar status or
national origin, or an intention, to make any
such preference, limitation or discrimina-
tion." Familial status includes children under
the age of 18 living with parents or legal cus-
todians, pregnant women and people secur-
ing custody of children under 18.
This newspaper will not knowingly accept
any advertising for real estate which is in
violation of the law. Our readers are hereby
informed that all dwellings advertised in this
newspaper are available on an equal oppor-
tunity basis. To complain of discrimination,
call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll
free telephone number for the impaired is
1-800-927-9275.
4 BR, 2 BA, 2000 SF, 75% remodeled,
selling as is $135,000. 904-382-3753.
11/22-12/6p
3 BR, 2 BA in Rolling Meadows. House
is one year old. Fireplace, very nice,
$199,000. 904-483-6409. 11/22tfc
Option to lease. References required. 3
BR, 2 BA DW on 1V 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. 11/29c
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
3 BR, 2 BA brick home w/1576 SF heat-
ed on 1/2 acre in Macclenny, all electric
appliances, $214,200. Please call 813-,
1580. (21GFO),, 5/1 Otfc
3 acres, high & dry, fish pond, homes
or mobile homes, set-up included,
owner financing or cash discount. 912-
843-8118. 2/22tfc
1000 SF commercial building on 121 S,
$80,000. 259-8028. 11/8-22c
FSBO. 3 BR, 2 BA brick home with 1585
SF heated on 1/ 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 tffc
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
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Brand new home, just built, never lived
in, 3 BR, 2 BA in Macclenny, $1200/
month, $1200 deposit. 904-838-0035.
11/29tfc
3 BR, 2 BA MH in Sanderson, $650/
month, $600 deposit, non-smokers
only, no inside pets. .259-6616 leave
message. 11/29p


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Add in the fact that the weather national championships, two
was beautiful, and throw in a few handfuls of ACC championships
television reporters, photogra- and a Heisman Trophy winner.
phers, etc., and I began to realize Others will say that if Bowden
that this was truly a big deal for Others will say that if Bowden
Baker County football. Not tha steps out of the way, the new
Baker County football.Not that I guard will be able to step in and
didn't already know it. provide a much needed breath
When the game started of fresh air to the old system. I
though, the talent level of the side with the latter. It should be
visiting team from St. Augus- an interesting off-season as the
tine proved to be too much for conversation about Bowden will
the Wildcats, and in the end the surely heat up in the coming
Wildcats lost the game by a de- monsurely heat up in the all-important
cisive margin. Ironically, the last monrecruiting season.Either way, the
time the Wildcats played in a re- Seminoles will have some work
gional final game back in 1989, to do.
the final score was the same, This week's games:
30-6. That year the Wildcats lost
to the eventual state champion SEC Championship: LSU
Suwannee Bulldogs, and this vs. Tennessee in Atlanta The
year the same may happen again. Tigers were surprised by Arkan-
The defense that St. Augustine sas this past week, and the Vols
threw at the Cats was impressive survived an overtime thriller
enough to think that they can against Kentucky to advance to
make a serious run at the cham- this game. Given the talent on
pionship, and when you combine the side of the ball for LSU, one
this with their impressive offense may think this will be a sure win
and special teams, you truly get. for the team from Baton Rouge.
the impression they 'are headed Not so fast, my friend. The Vols
all the way. win the game 38-33.
The story here, though, is not ACC Championship: Bos-
about what happened in the game ton College vs. Virginia Tech in
against St. Augustine. The story Jacksonville Well, the Hokies
is about the fact that I believe the seem to invade Jacksonville ev-
Wildcats have the ingredients in ery year about this time. Look
place to make what we saw on for the Virginia Tech fans to
Friday night a reality for years make this more like a VT home
to come. By that I mean that the game than a neutral site contest
Wildcats will have along line -- 30,000 or more Hokie fans
of playoff opportunities as this in attendance. As for the game,
coaching staff grows and matures I also.think the crowd will help
over the next few seasons. Bobby propel Virginia Tech the ACC
Johns, in only his second year as Championship. Give this one to
head coach, has amassed a 15-7 VPI 31-20.
win-loss record. This equates to Jaguars @ Colts If the Jag-
a .68 winning percentage which I uars want to win the division, this
believe will only get better from is a must-win ballgame. With a
here. The seed has been planted. loss, the Jags wi be two behind
I can hardly wait until next year. Indy with only four to play. The
On a different front, the ex- Indy with only four to play. The
act opposite is occurring down good news is that the Jags are
act opposite is occurring down playing their best ball right now,
the road in Tallahassee. This and David Garrard looks like the
past weekend, the Seminoles lost real deal at quarterback. I'm go-
to the Gators 45-12, and again ing with the Jags to win 37-30.
left Bobby Bowden shaking his Remember if you have a
head. Seminole fans were ex- take on sports, email it to me at
cited with the addition of Jimbo mike@bakercountysports,.com.
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Taylor teen bas a buck...a 20-pt buck!
Kayla Holland, a 12-year-ol student at Baker County Middle School, shot this
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November 17. Look closely at the velveted rack on the animal and you'll count 20
points the likely result of a mutation that includes several seasons of growth. The
animal had several other characteristics, including lack of testicles, that place it in a
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Early season victory Ladiesfallto October land transactions

rl The following land transac- CYPRESS POINTE UNIT 1 LOT $138,000
for W ildcats vs. B olles M iddleburg tions were recorded in the Bak- 38,$177,900 South Lubes Inc to Louis
er County courthouse October Seda Construction Company Huntley Enterprises Inc in 5-3
Now that the football season graduation so they might be down h1-31. Values are derived from to Mcglew, Jonathan S in.SANDS 22E, $10
is over, Wildcat fans can turn a little," said Ruise. "Middleburg Over olida documentary stamps. Many POINTE SUB LOT 28, $195,000 Crews, Ronnie Gene to Aver
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heir attention to tI e iIarwoouuu.
The basketball season has kicked
off for the BCHS girls and the
boys have been playing pre-sea-
son ball.
Coach Charles Ruise is up-
beat with the team's showing
in the pre-season tournament at
Yulee. Over half his prospective
team was still playing football
when he took the court, yet he
cruised to victory over the hosts
and scraped out a hard-fought
win over Bolles.
The Wildcats came from 14
back to defeat the Bulldogs by
five points. It was very encour-
aging for Ruise, who was play-
ing a relatively young team with
most of his returning lettermen
in helmets and shoulder pads.
For the next couple of weeks
the team won't be completely
settled as Ruise adds in the new
players and tries to sort out who
will be his starters. Even so, he
is optimistic about the coming
season.
The Cats are in the second
year of their district contract, so
they will again be matching up
with Alachua Santa Fe, Brad-
ford, Middleburg, Suwannee
and Ridgeview. Santa Fe is the
defending champion and still the
team to beat.
"They lost a few people to


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always a game. I feel real strong
that we will be fighting for a top
seed spot in our district and look-
ing forward to having a shot at a
district title."
The Wildcats have four re-
turning lettermen. Seniors Kyle
Kennedy and David Brown will
be looked to for leadership on
and off the court. Juniors Ike
Parker and Delano Paige have
some needed experience.
The Cats add junior Josh
Wiseman, sophomore Brandon
Robertson and freshman Blane
Finley. Ruise also hopes to pick
up more players from the foot-
ball squad,
"Due to the football season
just ending our final selection
process hasn't been decided yet,"
said Ruise. "The young men
have been working extremely
hard and that's a great sign for
things to come."
The Cats will host Stanton
Prep this Friday at 6:00 pm and
7:30 pm in the JV and varsity
home opener. They then hit the
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The Lady Wildcat basket-
ball team played one game dur-
ing the Thanksgiving Holiday
week, falling to Middleburg by
11 points. The Broncos ran out
to a 13-5 first quarter lead and
held on to take a 53-43 win over
BCHS.
The pace slowed substan-
tially in the second period and
the Wildcats swapped basket
for basket with the Broncos,
but couldn't make any headway
chipping away the lead and went
into the locker room trailing 19-
11.
Middleburg padded the lead
in the third quarter, and though
BCHS made a surge near the
end of the game, it was too little,
too late to steal the win from the
Broncos.
Destiny de la Pena led the way
for BCHS with 15. The only oth-
er player in double figures was
Caitlin Griffis with 12 points.
It was a great game for Griffis,
who had a double-double, col-
lecting 10 rebounds as well as
the points.
Kiana Parker pulled down 8
boards and Meagan O'Steen 5
rebounds.
The Lady Cats will travel to
Callahan on Thursday to take on
the Lady Warriors of West Nas-

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Charles C in 29-1S-21E, $17,629
Herndon, Bridget R to Dan-
iels, David R Sr in KIRKLAND
ACRES LOT 2, $112,000
Lovelands LIc to T S Funding
Inc in FINLEYVILLE SUB LOT
4, $31,800
Lovelands LIc to T S Funding
Inc in FINLEYVILLE SUB LOT
2, $31,800
Richmond American Homes
Of Florida Lp to Roland, Kenneth
in ROLLING MEADOWS LOT
67, $187,000
Roy, William E Jr to Roy, Wil-
liam F Jr in 18-4S-20E, $10
Woodington, William E to
Oglesby, Martha E in 29, 30-2S-
21E, $10
Oglesby, Martha E to Cata-
lano, David M in 29, 30,30, 2S-21E,
$78,000
Craven, Lorie J to Craven, Lo-
rie J in 29-2S-21-0181-0000-0600,
$0
Harvey, Andy W to Harvey,
Randell Ray in 25-2S-20E, $10
Maley, Roy M to Taylor, John
B in 6-2S-22E, $208,000
Dugard Enterprises Inc to Fish,
Ida N in TOWN OF GLEN ST
MARY LOT 3 BK 32, $124,000
Linster, Raymond C to Cole,
Jimmy D in 31-2S-22E, $10
Mcglew, Jonathan S to Mc-
intosh, Jason J in GLENFIELD
OAKS LOT 4, $235,000
Gray, Patricia D to First United
Methodist Church Of Macclenny
Inc in TOWN OF MACCLENNY
LOT 9 BK 21, $285,000
Maronda Homes Inc Of Flor-
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COUNTRY EST LOT 11 BK 3,
$13,725
Davis, R H to Ridenour, Lee in
COUNTRY EST LOT 12 BK 3,
$20,500
Williamson, Amy L to Fish, Pa-
tricia L in 20-2S-22E, $36,000
Williamson, John P to Fish, Pa-
tricia L in 20-2S-22E, $36,000
Crews, Ronnie Gene to Avera
,scott in, $10
Young, Reese Iii to Young, Re-
ese Iii in 33-2S-21E, $10
Akel, Michael A to Hudson,
Calvin H in 5-3S-22E, $223,800
Akel, Michael A to Hudson,
Calvin H in 5-3S-22E, $93
Allen, William T to Fouraker,
Sabrina Marie in 8-1S-21E, $10
Fouraker, Sabrina Marie to Al-
len, Tommy in 8-1S-21E, $10
Estep, Reese J to Rhoden, Wil-
liam Rock in, $10
Hair, Gladys to Hair, David in
8-1S-21E, $10
Fulton, Donald A to Mayhall,
Robert M in 3-1S-20E, $48,000
Stuckey, Eunice C to Sanders,
Johnny C in TURKEY CREEK
RETREAT UNIT 4 LOT 1 BK 4,
$10
Higginbotham, Jenna to Da-
vis, Edward J in GLEN WOOD
ACRES LOT 5, $121,000
Taylor, Hunter to Lindsey,
Patricia G in COPPER CREEK
HILLS UNIT 3 LOT 17, $225,000
Craven, Lorie J to Craven,
Lorie J in 29-2S-21-0181-00000-
0600,$10
Johns, Kimberly R to Fowler,
Jessica A in TOWN OF MAC-
CLENNY BK 1, $145,000
Miller, Kristie D to Miller, Gary
R in 28-1S-21E, $10,000
Weimer, Michael S to Smith,
Michael Thomas in 6-3S-22E,


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Snell, Anthony B to Thrift,
Jody Paul in 6-3S-22E, $87,392
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PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN


'Stone soup' recipe is prepared for MWC members,

visiting students observing Children's Literacy Month


BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Press Staff
Stone Soup was on the menu
for lunch at the November 15
meeting of the Macclenny Wom-
an's Club.
The well-known children's
book "Stone Soup" was one of
many books featured during the
club's observance of Children's
Literacy Month in November.
Stone Soup tells the story of
a soldier traveling in a war-torn
country where food is scarce
and the spirits of the people are
low. When he cooks some soup
from stones and water and in-
vites a village to eat, the villag-
ers each think of one thing they
could contribute to make the
soup taste better. .


Soon a wonderful soup of
corn, cabbage, beef, carrots and
tomatoes is cooked and the en-
tire village, has a feast. The mes-
sage is that everyone benefits
when people share and work
together.
The book's recipe was used
to prepare a soup and cornbread
lunch for the meeting.
The Kinder Chorus packed
the stage and entertained with
lively renditions of songs such as
"Indian Powwow" and "In the
month of November."
Since literacy goes hand-
in-hand with education, guest
speaker assistant school su-
perintendent Glenn McKend-
ree spoke about Take Stock in
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Gray finishes basic
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School Calendar
Week of December 3-7
Monday, December 3
District-wide: School board mtg.
6:30 pm. BCHS: Girls basketball vs
Fernandina Beach(H)
6:00/7:30 pm. BCMS:
Basketball vs Yulee (H) 5:00/6:15 pm.
WES/MES: GATES testing.
Tuesday, December 4
BCHS: Boys basketball @ Bradford
6:00 pm. Herff Jones to deliver class
rings. Girls basketball v s
Ridgeview (H). HiQ @ Bradford.
BCMS: Basketball vs Richardson
5:00/6:15 pm. MES/WES: GATES
testing. WES: Reading night
4:00-8:00 pm.
Wednesday, December 5
WES/MES: GATES testing. WES:
Merry Melodies Club mtg. 7:30 am.
Thursday, December 6
BCHS: Boys basketball @ Ridgeview
6:00 pm; FFA contest. Wrestling @
Suwannee. Talent show
rehearsal 2:00 pm Aud. Orders taken
for letter jackets. BCMS: Basketball
@ Callahan (H)
5:00/6:15pm. WES/MES: GATES
testing. MES: Health eating play 6:00
pm, cafeteria. WES: 1 st
..........grade.field trip to Nuicracker Ballet.
Friday, December 7
BCHS: Boys basketball @ Santa Fe
6:00 pm; Wrestling Tournament @
Bradford. BCMS: No referral
Christmas dance 7:00-9:00
pm. WES/MES: GATES testing.
Saturday, December 8
BCHS: Multicultural club talent show
2:00 pm, Aud. Wrestling tournament
@ Bradford. Winter
Guard 9:00-5:00, gym.
Sunday, December 9
BCHS: Winter Guard 1:00-5:00 ,
gym.


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School Lunch
MENU
December 3-7
Offered everyday:
Cold lunch plate, chef salad or
pasta salad w/wheat roll or
crackers and dessert
(when offered)
1% lowfat white milk
1/2% lowfat flavored milk
Orange juice
Mon., November 26
Breakfast: Pancake and sausage
on a stick, fruit juice and milk.
Lunch: Beefy vegetable soup w/
grilled cheese sandwich or ham,
macaroni & cheese casserole w/
homemade wheat roll, turnip
greens, creamy cole slaw, chilled
fruit choice.
Tues., November 27
Breakfast: Breakfast pizza, fruit
juice and milk.
Lunch: BBQ Ribbette on bun
or baked lasagna w/slice of
homemade Italian bread, garden
tossed salad, steamed green peas,
chilled fresh fruit, slice of home-
made carrot cake.

Wed., November 28
Breakfast: Sausage biscuit, fruit
juice & milk.
Lunch: BBQ chicken or beef
nuggets both served with maca-
roni & cheese rotini, seasoned
cabbage, chilled fruit choice,
slice of cornbread, lowfat ice
cream cup.
Thurs., November 29
Breakfast: Cereal w/slice of
multi grain toast, fruit juice &
milk.
Lunch: Roast pork w/home-
made wheat roll or pizza burger
on bun, mashed potatoes w/gra-
vy, seasoned pole beans, chilled
fruit choice, homemade rice
pudding.
, Fri., A-o'ember 30rt.,,i
Breakfast: 1'kncike' w s, .
peach slices & milk.
Lunch: Shepherd's pie w/home-
made wheat roll or cold turkey
& cheese sandwich on bun, Let-
tuce 7 tomato slices, steamed
broccoli, baked potato rounds.


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The Baker County Board of Commissioners will
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December 4, 2007 in Olustee, Florida at the Olustee
Fire Station, 5644 LuLu Road. The meeting will be
conducted as usual, however the Commissioners in-
vite public comments in regards to a request by Av-
ery Roberts of Roberts Land and Timber Investment
Corporation for potential closing of a public railroad
crossing (Ocean Street) in Olustee. The meeting will
begin at 5:00 pm. For further information contact the
Baker County Board of Commissioners office at 259-
3613.



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