The Baker County press
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Title: The Baker County press
Uniform Title: Baker County press (Macclenny, Fla. 1929)
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Language: English
Publisher: Tate Powell
Place of Publication: Macclenny Fla
Creation Date: December 13, 2007
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78th Year, Vol. 33 Thursday, December 13, 2007 Macdenny, Florida 504

Repeat felon is

charged in death

over theweekend.AA

A Macclenny man with a
record of at least eight felo-
nies is in county jail this week
charged with the beating death
of another man in a
west Macclenny
neighborhood the
evening of De-
cember 6.
Gregory (Sly)
McGoogin, 44,
turned himself
in at county jail
three days later
following the
death of John Za-
jkowski, 48, of
St. George, Ga.
at Shands Jack-
sonville over the
weekend. An au-
topsy is expected Grego
to confirm he died re
of head trauma.
Authorities believe Mr.
McGoogin, who was released
from Holmes Correctional In-
stitution in August, struck Mr.
Zajkowski repeatedly about the
head near the intersection of
MLK Dr. and Minnesota Ave.
The victim had walked into the
neighborhood known for drug-
related activity and was found
lying in a wooded area near the
sidewalk by Deputy Garrett
"We can't say for sure he
was in the area buying drugs,
but that's the likely scenario,"
said Sheriff Joey Dobson this
The officer's report notes
that Mr. Zajkowski was semi-
conscious when taken to Fraser
Hospital, and only mumbled
when queried about how he re-
ceived the injuries. He was able
to relay some personal informa-
tion, said the deputy.
The staff recommended
transfer to Shands after deter-
mining Mr. Zajkowski had a
fractured skull and brain bleed-

ing resulting from a blow to the
back of the head.
Sheriff's investigator David
Morgan said the victim died
about 4:00am on
December 8, just
over 24 hours af-
ter he was admit-
ted to Shands. A
warrant for Mr.
McGoogin was
issued later that
He was
booked for mur-
der on Sunday
and was jailed
without bond.

was sought on
the basis of a
Googin statement by wit-
Goog ness Hosea (Buck-
shot) Ruise, 28, of Macclenny,
who told the investigator Mr.
McGoogin attacked the vic-
tim after he walked up to sev-
eral people on the street comer
seeking to buy crack cocaine.
Several others in the group,
including Darnell Lee, 25,
and Wesley Belford, 24, were
questioned following the inci-
dent and told investigators they
were aware of the beating but
refused to reveal the identity of
the attacker. Investigator Mor-
gan said a second man who was
walking along King Blvd. that
night corroborated Mr. Ruise's
account during an interview
early this week.
"A lot of them may know
something about it, but they
don't "want to be seen as
'snitches,'" said the investiga-
tor, mirroring a situation that
has become common in recent
years, particularly in high-
crime neighborhoods.
Deputy Bennett said he was
waived down by a nearby resi-
dent while on routine patrol just
(See page 2)

'Glory in the Highest'on Christmas program atRaifordRoad
Raiford Road Church in Macclenny performed its adult Christmas program this past Sunday night. The program was titled Prepare the Way. Singing "Glory in the Highest"
was James 'Butch' Harvill and interpreting with sign language was (his mother) Barb Harvill. Angels were (his children) Amber Harvill, Madison Roberts, Butch Harvill,
and Karli Harvill.

New River board members bought surplus

property cheaper than minimum bid prices

BY ANDREW BARE three counties. But while Mr. Gaskins is seat on the Bradford County commission
Press staff upset with the advertising process, saying he defeated Arthur Gaskins, Randy's i

A Bradford County man has objected to
the way the New River Solid Waste landfill.
auctioned off surplus property in October
because some governing board members
ended up with the equipment.
The landfill occasionally designates
some of its vehicles and equipment as "sur-
plus," either because the items.are unusable
or because the landfill operation no longer
requires them. Most of the vehicles auc-
tioned off are useful only for their future
value as scrap metal. This year's auction,
held October 27, was the first one where
the landfill's board of directors required
minimum bids for the items.'
The New River landfill, located in Rai-
ford, is a tri-county operation serving
.Baker, Bradford and Union counties. Two
members from each of the three county
commissions sit on the landfill'4 board of
The minimum bids are the bones of
contention for Randy Gaskins, the owner
of Bradford Garbage Service in Starke.
Several items were sold for prices well be-
low the minimum bids that were set by the
board and advertised in newspapers of all

the landfill should have personally notified
garbage companies, what most angers him
are the winning bidders for several of the
Doyle Thomas, the board's director and
a Bradford Count\ commissioner, walked
awa\ with seven items. On four of those,he
came in with bids below the minimum set
by the board. On 6ne vehicle, a 1988 gar-
bage truck Mr. Gaskins said he would have
bid on had he known it was available, Mr.
Thomas won the bidding with a $300 offer.
The minimum bid initially was $3500.
"Under the circumstances, I would
have bid on something," Mr. Gaskins said.
"'That's something I have an issue with."
Mr. Thomas, for his part, said his $300
bid was .based solely on his belief that the
landfill board would not receive the money
for which it was hoping. He denied having
any prior knowledge of the bids the board
received, which were sealed. Commission-
er Thomas said the truck he bought was in
"deplorable" condition.
"In my mind, I did not think they'd get
that much anyway," Mr. Thomas said.
In 1998, when Mr. Thomas ran for his


their, in the Democratic primary.
Mr. Thomas \\as nqt the onl meniber of
New River's board td buy, equipment be-
low its minimum bid. Eddie Lewis, also a
Bradford County commissioner, purchased
several items including a 1991 Ford pickup
for $800 [minimum posted bid $1500] and
a fuel 'truck for $1010 [minimum posted
bid $15001]. "
Mr. Thomas, as well as New River di-
rector Darrell O'Neal and assistant direc-
tor Perry Kent, asserted that the bidding
process was handled legally. At the bottom
of the list of items New River listed in its
advertisements is the sentence, "The Board
of Directors may accept a bid proposal less
than the minimum bid amount at the total
discretion of the board." All three pointed
out that the board's procedure was ap-
proved by the landfill's attorney, Jon Wer-
shaw of Gainesville.
Mr. Kent said Monday that the process
for setting the value of the auctioned items
was largely a matter of making comparisons
based on similar items sold by other land-
fills. Mr. Kent and the landfill's mechanic
(See page 2)

U-turn proves fatal
A Lake City woman died the evening of December 8 when the
motorcycle she was driving slammed into a pickup truck making a
U-turn on SR 121 three miles north of Macclenny.
Susan Hillhouse was thrown from her 2007 Harley-Davidson by
the impact, according to FHP Trooper D.L. Myers, who noted in his
report that she was wearing a helmet when the accident occurred
about 7:16.
Ms. Hillhouse, 55, was southbound on 121 when the 2001 Toyota
driven by James H. Spaulding, 50, of Macclenny pulled into the road-
way from the west shoulder and into her path. Neither Mr. Spaulding
nor passenger Victoria Terry, 57, also of Macclenny, were injured.
Results of a blood test on the pickup driver will determine whether
alcohol played a role in the collision.
The cyclist was the sixth traffic fatality of 2007 and the second one
in just over one week.
The victim's husband Gary was ahead of her on another motor-
cycle at the time, and said they were returning to'Lake City from a
riding tour in Georgia that afternoon. Ms. Hillhouse was retired from
the vocational education field and obtained her motorcycle license in




Breakaway Anglicansforestallefortby theEpscopalDioceseto

evict them from church property followingservices last Sunday
The rift between traditional ties with Episcopal Church property. In Macclenny, the on notice that it must va
Episcopalians and the break- USA nearly two years ago over name was changed from St. the property after services
away Anglican church came to doctrinal differences sparked James even though the break- Sunday. Mr. Dearing, a for
a head lo- by the naming of an openly gay aways knew the property and local credit union execu
cally last -
weekend At, ,- .
w h e n Jim
the Jack-: ..
sonville- McGauleyU V
based Press Staff ,. ..
moved at
least tentatively to take back
possession of what is now called
St. Peter's at 5th and Minnesota ,
St. in Macclenny.
The Anglican congregation
that numbers about 65 severed .-


Jail waterpermit near

Press staff
The point man for the non-
profit corporation seeking to
build Baker County's new jail
said December 5 that the cor-
poration was close to reaching
several key benchmarks.
Danny Thomas said at the
Baker Correctional Develop-

ment Corporation's meeting on
December 5 that it was close
to acquiring a permit from the
St. John's Water Management
District for the jail. As of Tues-
day this week, the permit had
not yet been acquired, but Mr.
Thomas was confident it would
be forthcoming.
"That'll open us up, start
(See page 2)

Church building, property at 5th and Minnesota will revert to Episcopal jurisdiction in near future.

man as a bishop in New Hamp-
shire. It was one of hundreds of
congregations to do so nation-
Like several others in the
Jacksonville area, the Angli-
cains continued to use the for-
mer Episcopal buildings and

fixtures remained property of
the Episcopal diocese.
On December 8, that ar-
rangement looked like it was
coming to an end.
Reed Dearing of Macclenny
put senior St. Peter's warden
Sue Krall, also of Macclenny,

and longtime Jacksonville area
banker, said he would collect
the keys and conduct an inven-
tory and that he was acting
on authority of Bishop Johnson
"We obviously declined
(See page 2)

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Jail board anticipates water permit

(From page 1)
giving us some leeway to open
up-ilegoiatilfis'with the citl '[of(:
\LKcclIenn ,]" Mr Thomas said.
,'Olice -the- waier 'hsage per-
mit is acquired, the BCDC can
begin talking with Macclenny
about the cost of hooking up to
the city's water and sewage sys-
tems. Macclenny is still hoping
to receive state permission to
dramatically expand its capac-,
Mr. Thomas was also direct-
ed by the board to begin discus-
sions with the Nahunta, Ga.-
based Okefenoke Rural Electric
Membership Corporation as a
source of electricity.
The board's decision does
not represent an endorsement of
Okefenoke over Florida Power
and Light, and is merely an in-
vestigatory step. However, Mr.
Thomas and the board were both
concerned over a lack of incen-
tives offered by FPL.
"I met this morning with FPL.
The intent and purpose of the
meeting was trying to find any
rebates or things they may of-
fer for long-time customers, as

Repeat felon is

charged in death
(From page 1)
before 9:00 pm.
Mr. Zajkowski was employed
by Tommy Rollins at a detail and
tire shop on US 90 in Macclenny
and, according to Investigator
Morgan, had been living at the
latter's home near Olustee.
Mr. Rollins told police he
last saw the employee about
8:25 when he gave him $50,
and thought Mr. Zajkowski was
going to a nearby convenience
store. The location of the beating
is several blocks west and south
of the tire shop.
Mr. Rollins told Lt. David
Bryant later that he was told by
Alyin Wilcox, 55, of Macclenny
that Mr. McGoogin was the as-
The suspect was released from
prison this year after completing
a five-year sentence for aggravat-
ed assault with a deadly weapon
and possession of cocaine. The
2002 sentence marked the fourth
time he has been sent to prison.
His criminal record includes
arrests for grand theft, burglary,
forgery, robbery and sale of

we're going to be," Mr. Thomas
said. "And, you might find this
hard to believe, they don't give
anything up-front."
,,Mr..Thomis did say that FPL
offered a discount if the corpo-
ration buys large generators and
agrees to be susceptible to the
company occasionally divert-
ing the jail's power supply. But
while the savings could reach
$30,000 a year, the generators
FPL requires would be expen-
sive in their own right.
Mr. Thomas also told the
board that he and BCDC at-
torney Terry Brown were close
to drafting a resolution estab-
lishing the parameters of the
corporation's bond issue. The
resolution would have to be ap-
proved by both the BCDC and
the Baker County Commission
before the corporation could
float its bonds.
The future of the project
will largely be determined in
the next month, when the cor-
poration wants to issue nearly
$45,000,000 in bonds. If the
market buys them, then the

corporation, having cleared the
most difficult governmental hur-
dles, will, be in a prime position
to build thejail.
TheBCDC. based,orn a simi-,
lar model first established in
Glades County, is a non-profit
corporation founded in late 2006
to go through the steps needed
to build the jail. In May of this
year the corporation settled on a
90-acre site in north Macclenny
at the intersection of SR-121
and SR-228.
That decision sparked out-
rage from nearby residents, who
complained bitterly about both
the location of the jail and the
process by which it was cho-
sen. The site is located near the
Foxridge and Timberlane sub-
divisions and is close to Mac-
clenny Elementary.
The plan is to repay the bonds
using revenues from boarding
federal inmates, mostly those
in the custody of the Immigra-
tion and Customs Enforcement
agency, an ,arm of the Depart-
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(From page 1)
the 'request' to take leave of
the property at this time and in
fact'asked the Sheriff's Office to
watch the church building and
prevent anyone from unlawfully
entering without our permis-
sion," said Ms. Krall in a memo
this week to church members.
She characterized the" 18-hour
notice to depart" by Mr. Dearing
as "less than gracious and cer-
tainly not in the spirit of working
with fellow Christians..."
Ms. Krall termed Mr. Dear-
ing's ultimatum a surprise in
light of a recent meeting with the
diocese chancellor during which
St. Peter's sought 3-6 months for
"a more planned, organized and
reasonable departure."
Mr. Dearing, for his part,
backed off after St. Peter's dea-
con Mike Webb requested time
to re-set another meeting with
the bishop's representative and
perhaps Rev. Howard. He was
also confronted by Ms. Krall
and Lin Taber of Glen St. Mary,
whose family has been longtime
members and benefactors of the
church under both names.
"I was appalled it was car-
ried out the way it was," said
Mr. Taber. "We want a reason-
able amount of'time and we still
hadn't heard anything official
[from the Episcopal diocese]
about vacating."
The Episcopal church is one of
the oldest denominations in Bak-
er County, and before the Yel-
low Fever epidemic in the 1880s
had a very prominent presence
here. The former St. James was
constructed about 50 years ago,
though the property was deeded
to the church in 1941.
Mr. Dearing said in an inter-
view Tuesday the diocese wants
to re-establish a traditional Epis-
copal congregation in Macclen-

nt more time before eviction...

ny and it will likely re-take the
St. James name. Last weekend's
action was a result of a conversa-
tion he had with Bishop Howard,
he 'declared, rooted partly out-
of'concern that'diocese-oi ned
property went missing from
churches in Orange Park. and
elsewhere when the Anglicans
He indicated he has no objec-
tion to St. Peter's officials meet-
ing again with the diocese and
working toward an orderly de-
Mr. Taber, in.the meantime,
says the congregation has tenta-
tive plans for a new church on
property he will donate off CR
125 south of Glen on the family-
owned Glen St. Mary Nurseries
Company. Until it is built, St.
Peter's will meet in a temporary
"We've had offers from sev-
eral areas, and the response has
been heartwarming," he indi-
Ironically, the Anglican con-
gregations have been represent-
ed by Jacksonville attorney [and'
former Baker County prosecutor]
David Dearing, a second cousin
to Reed Dearing.

The Episcopal Diocese has
prevailed in court in its claim to
ownership of buildings and prop-
erty occupied bN the breakaway;
TheAriglidah'mfif-de the deci-
sion to leave the parent church
and align with an African de-
nomination over matters other
than the gay bishop. They be-
lieve Episcopal USA has drifted
too far left in other doctrine mat-
ters as well.

New River..
(From page 1)
used trade magazines and other
means to estimate the costs.
When asked if it was a good
idea for board members to bid on
their landfill's surplus property,
Mr. O'Neal refused comment.
He did, however, make clear
that he had never bought any of
New River's surplus items.
"Darrell O'Neal has never
bid on any surplus property here
- ever," he said. "Nor will he
ever do that, because I don't
want somebody to perceive that
I pulled the spark plugs on this
machine out here or whatever it
is just to say it doesn't run."

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Movie 'Golden Compass'

pushes atheistic worlciview

Dear Editor:
The atheistic agenda is be-
coming more and more overt.
Atheists are not only attacking
the beliefs of adults, but are now
targeting children. This letter is
intended to unmask the agenda
of The Golden Compass, the first
book and movie in His Dark Ma-
terials, a children's trilogy writ-
ten by author and atheist Phillip
My intention is not to degrade
Mr. Pullman but to inform you
of his agenda throughout the tril-
Mr. Pullman does not believe
in God and his objective is con-
sistent with a humanistic and
atheistic worldview. Accord-
ing to the Catholic League, his
[Pullman's] desire is to promote
atheism and denigrate Christian-
ity. The first book, The Golden
Compass, is said to be the least
offensive of the three.
The movie of same name
came out on December 7 star-
ring Nicole Kidman. Pullman's
book trilogy is the story of "a
battle against the church and a
fight to overthrow God," BBC
News reported. Reviewers have
commented that the movie has
been toned down a bit in its at-
tack against God. However, its
primary ploy is to excite children
to read the trilogy in an attempt
to convince them of atheism.
Pullman goes so far as to
imply the intent of the books is
to infiltrate the minds of chil-
dren with atheism. Most say the
movie is not all that offensive
to Christianity. However, the
conclusions of the trilogy are
extremely alarming and are re-
vealed by Pullman's confessed
purpose to "undermine the basis
of Christianity."
This movie is an attempt at a
greater movement within athe-
ism to "rid society" of the ideas
of God. Oxford professor Rich-
ard Dawkins is the world's lead-

ing atheist and has begun a con-
certed effort to saturate the world
with atheistic ideas. Dawkins and
his colleagues are responsible for
the "Out Campaign" and "Blas-
phemy Challenge."
Both of these movements are
associated with "new atheism"
and are attempts to entice people
to proudly display their atheism..
Dawkins also wrote The God
Delusion, another strategy to
reach minds for atheism.
Dawkins and Pullman are both
a part of the British Humanists
Association, to which Pullman
declares, "I am happy to support
you and argue for your aims, and
pour ridicule on faith in schools."
Both men are attempting to posi-
tion atheism at the pinnacle of in-
tellectual thinking, yet the main
difference is Pullman is attack-
ing the minds of children.
The trilogy ends with the idea
that two children kill God. In fact
Pullman even states, "My books
are about killing God." The film,
which emerged from the books,
will appeal to children much
like Narnia from C.S. Lewis,
but do not be deceived. Narnia
is pro-Christian emphasizing the
imagery of the atoning death of
Christ. Because of Pullman's
clearly articulated anti-Christian
motives, the American Family
Association (AFA) is warning
all viewers to run from the film.
I would agree with their warning
against the film and the book se-
ries as well.
As parents and grandparents,
we have been given the great task
of guarding our children against
the teachings of the world and to
promote the teachings of God.
This is one of those moments
when we must stand and fight for
Dale Johnson
Associate pastor offamily life
Raiford Road Church Macclenny

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'Baseball bat' hold-up shows that

some are too stupid to be criminals
would-be thieves and they were 911? My all-time favorite epi-
arrested and charged with armed sode featured a thief who broke
TH E BA CK robbery. into a salvage yard and managed
.PO R Could these dingle hehds have to get into the office. Just as he.
\ been more dumb and conspicu- was cracking open the safe, two
ous? They waltz into a restaurant dobermans nearly relieved him
KELLEY LANNIGAN where there are customers pres- of his hands.
ent, apparently doing nothing to He managed to leap to the
I grew up hearing that old mask their appearance or iden- top of a file cabinet where he,
saying "crime doesn't pay" and tity. They bumble around going between lunges from the snarl-
it seems to be true much more to the bathroom and talking to ing canines, grabbed the hand-
often than not. one of the workers. They walk set of the wall telephone about
I had to laugh at the recent hi- out and straight back in while four feet away. Who do you
jinks of the two guys, one bran- the same people are sitting there, think he called? He called 911 to
dishing a baseball bat, who at- shake a bat around and demand come rescue his stupid behind.
tempted to rob Zhang's Chinese money, which they don't get. come rescue his stupid behind.
Buffet on University Boulevard Then they get caught because You should have heard the cops
West in Jacksonville. They en- of a traffic violation, and not laughing when they arrived.
tered the restaurant and spent a even anything dramatic or reck- Then there was the incident
few minutes using the rest room, less like a high-speed chase or of the woman who decided to.
then questioned an employee a crash. The scholar behind the shoplift a frozen ham. She held
about take-out service. They left wheel forgot to turn on the head- it between her legs, concealed
and then promptly returned, one lights. Otherwise, they would by her skirt, and attempted to
with a bat. have gotten away, more than walk out of the store. An as-
Mr. Bat used his weapon to likely. Now they have a criminal sistant manager saw the heist
intimidate the employee who re-, record [or more added to it] and and alerted the store staff. They
sponded to his demand for mon- for absolutely nothing except wouldn't let her leave the store
ey by informing him she had al- complete stupidity. and finally, when frostbite was
ready called the police on him. My friends and I laughed setting in, out fell the ham, now
The two men left, only to for months after hearing of the partially thawed. It bounced and
be stopped by the highway pa- robbery of a local liquor store. slid across the floor.
trol for driving at night without The stick-up guys forgot to fill Undaunted, the stubborn
headlights. The officer realized the tank of their get-away Volk- shoplifter feigned surprise and
the men fit the description of swagen and ran out of gas in the indignity, demanding, even
the robbery suspects given by parking lot. The idiots were still as they put the cuffs on her, to
the restaurant. What clinched in the car cussing at each other know, "Who threw that ham at
it for him, I guess, was the bat when the cops arrived and sur- me? What kind of store are you
lying in broad view on the back rounded them. running here anyway?"
seat. Two witnesses shortly Didn't you love watching the Go figure
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of Defense than them drove boats in Vietnam, I
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make it a hall- I'll target the fact that I work
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wring the Gerard baffles me about political cam-
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. Not only will require their attendance.
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ters on sitcoms;- they never actu-
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borrow" and the could recite the preamble to the
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Dear Editor:
,e Poll I have been living in Baker
County 20 years. During .that
UltS time, I've seen small kids rid-
r 11at 7:00 pm ing in the back of pickup trucks
S1 at :0 p without any sort of restraint. Fi-
,etail business nally, the unthinkable happened
see in Baker last week a beautiful 11-year-
ar? old girl riding in the back of a
pickup was accidentally thrown
use to the ground and killed.
The article in the newspaper
proement mentioned the law on unprotect-
nt ed children in vehicles. When
retailer will this law be enforced?
Food I don't believe the law should
Food apply in this instance because
tore the driver was a family friend,
tore but there should be an immediate
crackdown on all such drivers.
Mary W. Nelson
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday December 13, 2007 Page 4

County zo

says CEB v

Press staff
The Baker County Code En-
forcement Board deferred a de-
cision on a case involving trash
and vehicle violations made
against a Sanderson man after
he said the county manager and
a commissioner gave him in-
formation with which the board
James Mobley came before
the board after the county re-
ceived complaints that he had
an excess mobile home and
trash in the yard of his CR-122
home. The initial complaint was
received on August 20.
Mr. Mobley told the code
board during its regular monthly
meeting on December 10 that
he called county commissioner
Mike Griffis and county man-
ager Joe Cone to inspect his al-
leged violation and asked them
for input.
According to Mr. Mobley, the
two officials told him he simply
had to construct a fence on two
sides to obscure the trash: one
along the front of his property,
another along one side. Mr. Mo-
bley runs a junk-hauling busi-
ness and frequently keeps scrap
in his yard for several days.
That advice, however, con-
flicts with both the county's
building code and precedents
established by the CEB, prec-
edents which say junk must be
obscured on all four sides by a
fence. Though Mr. Mobley's
property is backed by forest, the
board said, it would still require
a four-sided fence. Jim Mc-
Gauley, the board's chairman,
emphasized Monday that the de-
cision belonged to the CEB and
not the county commission.
The CEB elected by a 4-2
vote to defer a decision until its
January meeting. The members
asked code enforcement officer
Phil Thomas to further investi-
gate both the fencing issue and
the status of a trailer on the prop-
erty. Mr. Mobley claimed it was
a temporary travel trailer and.
thus not anexcess.dwelling, but
some board -members expressed
skepticism because photographs
clearly showed trailer skirting
and a deck.
In other business before the
CEB, board members unani-
mously agreed to give Jackie
York 20 days to clean up his
yard on Dogwood St. in the
Macclenny II subdivision,
Mr. York was not present
when the board considered his
case earlier in the evening, but
did enter the chambers late and
claimed he had cleaned up his
yard. Mr. Thomas initially re-
ceived a complaint about Mr.
York's yard on August 15.
The complaint alleged that
Mr. York had an unregistered
vehicle on the yard. That had
since been removed, but Mr.
Thomas said that junk remained
there when he inspected the
property on November 27. The
board instructed Mr. York to call
Mr. Thomas and ask for an in-
spection. The enforcement order
gives him 20 days before fines
The CEB gave .Glen St. Mary
resident David Evett a month to
finish removing the remnants of
a motor home from his home on
Rufus Powers Rd.
Mr. Thomas said he had first
received a complaint about the
motor home on July 2. Since
then, he has demolished the
home, but remnants of the de-

Thanks for parade help
The City of Macclenny and
the Macclenny Fire Department
thank everyone who helped with
this year's festivities and Lighted

A special thank you to all the
city fire officers and volunteer
firefighters, Sheriff Joey Dob-
son, his deputies and inmate
crew, Padgett Trucking for the
use of trucks and equipment,
Cory Crews and his employees
at Phantom Fireworks, and all
committee members from the
Christmas Queen pageant, to all
who set up booths and entertain-
ment, to the judges of both the
storefronts and floats.
From all of us at the City of
Macclenny, have a safe and mer-
ry Christmas.
Buddy Dugger,fire chief

ning code violations 'our decision,

vhile tabling excess refuse complain

molition remain on the land. up his property on Norman Rd. brought the tag to the
Nevertheless, Mr. Thomas indi- near Glen St. Mary. Monday night. He also
cated he was confident Mr. Evett It was said initially that the members that he wou
would clean up the mess: Mr. Clark had an unregistered junk cleared off his p
The board also gave Roy mobile home on his land, but within a week.
Clark 20 days to finish cleaning he registered the vehicle and


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday December 13, 2007 Page 5

Disoriented drifter is arrested Giftwrapping
for fundraiser

A man was found passed out
on the curb of the Wal-Mart Su-
per Center December 6.
Deputy Jeremy Moran was
dispatched to the store to help
another deputy, who had found
Anthony Watkins, 46, lying in
the parking lot with his head on
the curb. Deputy Moran found a
bottle of vodka beside the man.
Mr. Watkins allegedly tried to
walk away and stumbled in front
of oncoming traffic while speak-
ing with the officer. He told po-
lice he was trying to hitchhike to
Nashville. He was charged with
disorderly intoxication.
David Holton of Sanderson
was arrested after he was alleg-
edly found holding a crack pipe

in front of the 229 Club north of
Sanderson December 3.
Deputy John Hardin said he
drove by the club and saw Mr.
Holton sitting out front. When
he circled the building, his head-
lights scanned the man and he
saw Mr. Holton trying to conceal
something in his right hand.
When the officer got out of
his car, he asked the man what
was in his hand, only to see Mr.
Holton drop the item on the
ground. According to the offi-
cer, it was a copper tube of the
type commonly used to smoke
crack cocaine.
Deputy Hardin said Mr.
Holton resisted arrest before
finally being handcuffed and

taken to jail.
Police arrested 31-year-old
Lynwood Kirk after they found
him driving on CR-125 without
a license.
Deputy Gavin Sweat said he
knew Mr. Kirk did not have a li-
cense when he pulled Mr. Kirk
over, and confirmed that with a
computer check. Also, Mr. Kirk
had attached a license plate to
his car that belonged to another

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Dr. Jason Ferrell, Farm-City speaker.PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN

Farm-City speaker

on safe weed controls

Press Staff
Dr. Jason Ferrell, an expert
on weed science with the Uni-
versity of Florida's agronomy
department, was the keynote
speaker at the 2007 Farm-City
Luncheon held November 20th
at the Ag Center.
Farm City Week is observed
nationally each year to recog-
nize the relationship between
producers and consumers of
agricultural products. The lun-
cheon was co-sponsored by the
Baker County Farm Bureau and
the Baker County Extension
Baker County Farm Bureau
president Darryl Register opened
the program by calling attention
to the process it takes to get food
from the ground to the table.
."Think abour thiS for a4mo-
ment" said AIr. Register. "First,
companies package the seed.
Farmers buy and sow the seed.
Think about all the time and
care and labor to grow and har-
vest the crop. Then there's trans-
portation to the food processing
companies, then to the market..
Then it takes folks to stock the
shelves to make the food avail-
able to the consumer."
He emphasized that many en-
tities must work cooperatively
and much of that entire process
happens out of sight of the con-
"I think that it's important to
acknowledge that," he said.
Dr. Ferrell's talk focused on
herbicide and pesticide toxicity
and presented both positive and
negative facts about the develop-
ment and application of these
necessary but sometimes con-
troversial substances.
According to Dr. Ferrell, the
US population of 150 million
people in 1950 was supported
by 5 million farms. In 2000, the
population had increased to 300
million, but was supported by
only 2.1 million farms.
The use of herbicides and
pesticides for weed control and
to minimize insect damage to
crops,-along with advances in
technology and farm manage-
ment practices, help make this
"Today we feed twice the
people with only half the farms.
That's a Nobel Prize-worthy
fact," said Dr. Ferrell.
According to Dr. Ferrell,
pesticides are highly regulated
today, verses less strenuous poli-
cies in previous decades.
The environmental effects
of DDT, a common pesticide
in the 1950s, was not properly
understood at the time and the
substance was greatly misused
with devastating consequences
on wild bird populations.

The infamous herbicide Agent
Orange was used as defoliant to
kill vegetation in Vietnam dur-
ing the 1960-70s. An inadequate
synthesis process produced a
toxic by-product called dioxin
which at first went undetected.
Such problems paved the way
toward today's stringent EPA
regulations for developing,.test-
ing and approving of new pesti-
cides and herbicides.
In fact, the testing and regu-
lation standards are so involved
it can cost between $100-$200
million to get a new product ap-
proved and registered for mar-
keting to the public. Great effort
is also expended to ensure its
proper use.
Some attendees were curious
regarding the possible risks to
humans after consuming food
plants sprayed with herbicides
According to Dr. Ferrell, re
search indicates and support,
that consuming trace amounts of
many herbicides may pose little,
if any, ill-effects.
"Humans do not have the re-
ceptors on their cells for a chem-
ical such as glyphosate, a com-
mon component of herbicides,
to bind, so it flushes out in the
urine," he said.
Dr. Ferrell also pointed out
how common everyday cleaners
are almost totally unregulated
and often pose a greater health
risk than pesticides.
The speaker explained that
herbicides work by inhibiting
one or more of the natural or-
ganic processes that sustain the
life of plants. An herbicide may
interfere with a plant's ability to
complete photosynthesis, regu-
late its growth cycle or prevent
normal formation of amino ac-
ids and proteins. Over time, the
plants begin to die.
"That's why it takes a few
days to see results," he said.

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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday December 13, 2007 Page 6

No immediate connection seen among trio

ofhigh-value home burglaries,

The sheriff's department says Christmas gifts that had been left
there does not appear to be any under a tree.
immediate connection among The owner had left the resi-
three costly home burglaries dence 'about 6:30 pm the previ-
that occurred the past week in ous day, and nothing appeared
Macclenny and Taylor neighbor- amiss when Ms. French checked
hoods. it about 9:00 that evening.
Based on an inventory given Tonya Rigdon returned to her
to police by victim Rebecca Mi- home off God's Acre Lane near
lenchick, over $21,100 in proper- Taylor the evening of December
ty was taken from her residence 3 to find it had been looted of just
off Ray Phillips Rd. in Macclen- over $4000 worth of belongings,
ny between early afternoon and including 200 DVDs, a laptop
midnight on December 7. Entry computer and cameras. She had
was through a southwest bed- been away since morning.
room window, and Deputy Erik
Deloach said it appeared the bur- - : '-* -- '
glar or burglars attempted first to
get in through a rear door. F
Ms. Milenchick said the pre- .
vious day a woman came to .....
her door looking for a runaway
daughter, and asked if she could Don't let the insurilanrce CC
check back the following day.
The victim told her she would You make t
not be home on December 7. She
said the woman appeared to be
accompanied by another person It's you
in a blue van. -
Several neighbors said they
saw a vehicle matching that de-
scription the same day, and Sgt.-
Thomas Dyal lifted fingerprints -
from a vehicle that had been _
parked in the garage.
The missing property report-
ed by the victim ranged from a
$5000 diamond and emerald ring He .vorks to get /OUL th
to a rifle valued at $1250. Most of
it was jewelry, along with cloth- Put Butch's 25 ye
ing of all kinds and a camera. Butch's 2 ye
The same day another bur- rk
glary was reported at the resi- to Wo r
dence of Sharon Dolby on Red
Fox Way in north Macclenny.. U11l fr a free CoDr-S
Neighbor Jammie French,
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called police when she checked WARRANTY
on a dog about 8:30 that morning
and noted the glass in a rear door
had been broken. B tc s C llsi
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or ransacked. When she returned,
Ms. Dolby placed the value of 5573_ H rly_ _
stolen property at $5633, includ-
ing clothing, jewelry, games,
es'ription medicine and all the

Chris Miller, Blake Crawford, Joe Mclnarney, Carolyn Bennett, Tyler Lightsey and Kiera Lee work on one of the panels

Intensive reading students are said

motivated doing anti-smoke mural
BY KELLEY LANNIGAN Tyler Lightsey. "The best thing sic study of art history and the
Press Staff though, is that it's been fun. I re- lives of famous artists such as
Jacksonville artist Dan- ally like to paint." Salvador Dali. Then they pro-
iel Wynn, an art consultant to Ms. Armoreda, whose under- gressed to studying the nature of
health departments in Baker and graduate degree is in art, decid- color and the mechanics of the
Duval counties, was recently in ed to implement the study of art color wheel.
the classroom at Baker County history into the teaching of read- At that point, Mr. Winn was
High School to direct a group ing instruction. This new dimen- brought in to lead the mural
of students in producing a mural sion has stimulated the desire to project. This is the third anti-
with an anti-smoking message. read among her students and she smoking mural he has worked
The production of the mural believes the hands-on production on with students. One such mu-
with its catchy, health-promoting of a work of art has promoted ral is already in the gymnasium
slogans and colorful images is self-esteem and confidence as at Baker County Middle School.
being produced by a ninth-grade well as enhancing team building The BCHS students devel-
intensive reading class taught by and cooperation skills. oped a series of educational
Tiffany Armoreda. The colorful, According to Ms. Armoreda, anti-smoking messages and then
bright images of planes, football many of the students were hesi-, planned the designs to compli-
players, wildcats and butterflies tant about the mural, having ment them. Although the panels
are set against a light, airy sky never painted anything before. were produced separately, the
of blue with white clouds. The belief they could not do it objects and messages flow in a
The messages warn against changed once they got started. continuous: pattern when they
the dangers of smoking and pro- "We needed to raise reading are joined together to form one
mote positive alternatives. Some scores for the FCAT and the tra- cohesive image.
of the slogans are: ditional teaching model wasn't The eight-panel work will.
Life is like a jet. It goes by bringing in the results we de- eventually be installed at Memo-
fast. Don't smoke!; Catch the sired," said Ms. Armoreda. rial Stadium. Four 8X12 panels
ball-drop the drugs!; Let go of When she recognized the will be installed on each side
drugs and reach for the sky. students needed an outlet for near heavy traffic areas such
The students worked in some of their excess energy and as the concession stand so that
groups on the individual board a subject that would hold their passers-by can reap the full ben-
panels which were set up onta- attention, she.decided to bring efit of the art and the anti-smok-
bles inside the classroom. her passion for the arts into the jng message .
"We learned about other art- reading instruction. "I real enjoy\ \corking with,
ists before we started the mu- The results in student behav- students and'Wat~ig'them take
ral. I didn't realize an artist's ior, attitude, cooperation and pride in producing a finished
life could be so interesting," re- progress were immediate., work," said Mr. Winn. "In this
marked student Cortney Conner "The other teachers who deal project they use math and art
as she skillfully applied paint to with these students began telling in measuring and painting the
the sky backdrop. me, "Whatever you are doing, designs while improving their
"We did this 'cause there's it's working. Please keep doing reading. The educational mes-
a real problem with kids and it!" said Ms. Armoreda. sage is so important, too.
drugs in Baker County," said The students began with a ba-

says BCSO

There was no sign of forced
entry noted in the incident re-
port, and Ms. Rigdon named a
possible suspect who had been
staying at a neighbor's recently.
Deputy William Hilliard said the
suspect's father did not know his
whereabouts other than he was
supposed to be in a Jacksonville
rehab facility.

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Boy is abuse victim at hands of boyfriend
The Sheriff's Office is again rested two middle school stu- knocked him to the ground, and her his cellphone.
dealing with the Florida Depart- dents involved in a cafeteria Mr. Dupree kicked him. A wit- Police arrested Glen St.
ment of Children and Families fight December 3. ness confirmed the story, but Mary resident Barry Brown,
after a Macclenny woman ac- According to the campus of- would not give a written state- 44, after Amanda Weichman ac-
cused her live-in boyfriend of ficer, school personnel told her ment. Police couldn't locate the caused him of hitting her in the
abusing her son. .that a 12-year-old Macclenny two men. face.
Pamela Balfour first ap- resident was eating her break- A warrant will be sought for Deputy William Hilliard had
preached police with the accu- fast in the cafeteria when six Orange Park resident Ashley been dispatched December 9 to
stations on December 3. She al- other girls began harassing her Dunbar, 18, after her 17-year- the Gallberry Lane home to fol-
leged that her boyfriend, Travis by throwing empty milk car- old boyfriend accused her of low up on another case. As he
Smith, 28, had severely bruised tons at her. When she threw one abusing him. was leaving, however, he no-
her five-year-old son in various back, the six others retaliated by The man told police at the, ticed Ms. Weichman crying. A
places, including his genitals. pouring milk over her and hit- S&S store in Macclenny that friend advised that Mr. Brown
Deputy John Hardin confirmed ting her in the back. One girl al- Ms. Dunbar had grabbed him by had hit her, and Ms. Weichman
the bruises on the boy, and the legedly hit the 12-year-old with the throat and back of the neck. later said that was true.
child also accused Mr. Smith. her purse. At one point, he said, she struck The officer said Mr. Brown
Deputy Hardin spoke with Cafeteria workers had to him in the groin, admitted to pushing Ms. Weich-
the man at the sheriff's annex. break up the fight. Deputy Ben- Deputy Hurley spoke with man down the stairs and hitting
There, Mr. Smith admitted that ton said one of the assailants, a Ms. Dunbar by phone, and said her because she was being "dis-
he frequently spanked the five- 14-year-old Macclenny girl, was she admitted to hitting her boy- respectful."
year-old, but insisted everything ineligible for teen court since she friend because he wouldn't lend
he did was within reason. had already been there. The oth-
On December 7, Mr. Smith er five were sent to teen court. T i
gator Brad Dougherty. He de- filed December 3 against a Glen _E,.- T *ELONG TO"YOU?
scribed the boy as a "bad kid" St. Mary man and a Macclenny .;. This photograph was
who needed frequent discipline, man after they allegedly kicked This photograph was
The accused said the boy fre- another man in the head. left in a library book
quently "wiggled" while he was Devin Finley of Glen said he returned to
being spanked. The man told was at his home on Aunt Mary I Emily Taber Public Library.
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from jail in Lake Butler after 20, and Matthew Green, 20, at-
beating a child abuse charge. tacked him. Please call 259-6464
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Investigator Dougherty lat- '
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'G.W. Brown Sr,

63, dies Dec. 8th
George Wallace "G.W."
Brown Sr., 63, died Saturday,
December 8, 2007. He was
born in Jacksonville on April 2,
1944 to the late George Wallace
Brown Sr. and Elizabeth Pea-
cock Brown. He was a life-long
resident of Maxville. Mr. Brown
was the owner of a several pro-
duce stands where he enjoyed
working in most of his life. He
also enjoyed shopping at flea
markets, wearing the rebel flag,
watching football and racing. He
also loved Dale Earnhart Sr.
Family members include
his life companion of 17 years,
Faye Bryant of Jacksonville;
sons George Wallace Brown Jr.
of Tampa and Ronald Bryant
of Macclenny; daughters Lori
Bennett (Adam) of Middle-
burg, Sandra Syracuse (Jack) of
NY and Debra Conrad (Eddie)
of Jacksonville; brothers Carl
Brown (Bobbi) of Lakeland and
Tommy Brown (Sue) of Tampa;
aunts Jeanette Covey (Richard)
of Jacksonville and Inez Erb of
Orange Springs, FL.
The funeral service was held
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
at the V. Todd Ferreira Chapel
with Pastor Freddie Griffis of-
ficiating. Interment followed at
Long Branch cemetery.

Graveside service

for Mary Clower
Mary Bethea Clower, 90,
of Dowling Park died Sunday,
December 9, 2007 at the Good
Samaritan Center of the Ad-
vent Christian Village, Dowling
Park. follow ing a l.ng illrnes.
She' % as born in 'Baker Cotmty
and resided in- Sanderson most
of her life. Mrs. Clower was
the daughter of the late Giles
Bethea Sr. and Dona Dopson
Bethea, and the widow of Con-
ley Clower. She worked in Jack-
sonville, taught school in Baker
County and managed the Senior
Citizens Community Center in
Sanderson. She was an Advent
Survivors include brother
John Bethea of Tallahassee;
step-son Chris Clower of Cum-
ming, GA; several nieces and
The graveside funeral ser-
vice will be conducted Friday,
December 14 at the Old City
Cemetery, Crystal Springs, MS.
Guerry Funeral Home of Mac-
clenny is charge of arrange-

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Mt. Zion N.C.
Methodist Church
121 North t 259-4461
Nlacclennv, FL
Pastor Timn Cheshire
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6.00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 7:00 pm

Jesus answered, "Verily, verily I

say unto thee, except a man be
born of water and of the Spirit,
he cannot enter into the king-
dom of God. John 3 5

Marie T. Hickson

of White Springs
Marie T. Dees Hickson, 88,
of White Springs, Fla. died
Monday, December 10 at Haven
Hospice Suwannee Valley Care
Center, Lake City, following an
extended illness. She was born
in White Springs and moved
to Macclenny in 1961, then re-
turned to White Springs in 1993.
She was the daughter of the late
Isbon James Tomlinson and Ada
Mae Sistrunk Tomlinson, and
was preceded in death by her
first husband Butler D. Dees
of White Springs. She worked
as a nursing assistant at North-
east Florida State Hospital un-
til her retirement in 1974. Mrs.
Hickson was a member of the
First Baptist Church of White
Survivors include her hus-
band James C. Hickson of White
Springs; daughters Shirley Bran-
nen (Robert) of Macclenny and
Martha Morgan (J.M.) Of White
Springs; sons James Dees (Juan-
ita) and Buddy Dees (Anne) both
of White Springs; sister Nadine
Hawkins of Jacksonville; broth-
er Wilmer Tomlinson of White
Springs; 16 grandchildren, 16
great-grandchildren, one great-
great-grandchild; step-daugh-
ters Crystal Coleman of Kerey,
MO and Brenda Owens of Al-
lentown, PA; step-son James C.
Hickson II of Bethel, PA.
The funeral service will be
conducted Thursday, December
13 at the First Baptist Church
of White Springs with Rev. Ray
McKendree officiating, assisted
by Rev. Ron Thompson, pas-
tor of First Baptist Church of
White Springs. Interment will
be at Riverside Cemetery, White
Springs. Please make memorials
toHaven Hospice, 5037 W. US
,Hwy 90- Lake City, 32055 or
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Minnesota Ave. Macclenny, Fla.
Sunday School 9:00 am
Sunday Service 10:00 am

Sunday Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night 7:00 pm
Youth Service Sun. 6:00 pm
Youth Service Wed. 7:00 pm

Wayne EJohns, 35,
business operator
Wayne Everett Johns, 35, of
Jacksonville died Sunday, De-
cember 2, 2007, at his mother's
home in Jacksonville following
a brief illness. He was born in
Jacksonville and lived there all
his life. He owned and operated
B&M Recycle in Jacksonville.
He was a Baptist and attended
Paxon Revival Center.
Survivors include his mother,
Glenne Rose Johns of Jackson-
ville and father Randolph G.
Johns of Bryceville; daughter
Breanna Johns of Jacksonville;
sisters Carlene Deen and Dar-
lene Johns, both of Jacksonville
and Angela Johns of Bryceville;
brothers John B. Coffman of
Live Oak and Randolph Johns
Jr. of Bryceville; ex-wife Lisa
Johns of Jacksonville; step-
brother Michael Johns of Jack-
The funeral service was con-
ducted Thursday, December 6
at the chapel of Guerry Funeral
SHome. Interment was at North
Prong Cemetery.

In memory of my
daddy, Lonnie Menzo
Wilcox Sr.
Daddy, you are gone but not
forgotten. Memories of you are
still in my heart. Your spirit
lives within me forever.
Will Alexander
Will, man, I love ya and miss

573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am
Fellowship 10:30 am 11:00 am
Worship Services
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Holiness Church
CR 127 N., Sanderson, FL
Sunday School 10:00 am
Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wed. Evening Prayer Serv. 7:30 pm
Pastor: Oral E. Lyons r

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

Sara Ann Taylor,

53, dies Dec. 10th
Sara Ann Taylor, 53, of Tay-
lor died Monday, December 10,
2007. She was born in Jackson-
ville November 19, 1954 to the
late Benjamin Fish and Patricia
Louise Martin Fish.
For 37 years, Ann was a mem-
ber of Taylor Church where she
enjoyed singing, cooking with
the ladies and being a prayer
warrior for many. She was the
'church secretary for 25 years.
Ann also taught the Ladies' Sun-
day School class.
Ann was the wife of Rod
Taylor for 34 years and mother
of Lynn Green (William) and
Quentin Taylor. She was also
"Nain" to Sara Lynn and Anna
Grace Green. Additional survi-
vors include her mother Pat Fish;
brothers Dennis (Sheila), Benny
(Michelle), Steve (Lori), Mike
(Lorinda); sister Tina Mobley
(Wesley); father-in-law Milton;
brothers-in-law Ricky (Teresa),
Ronnie (JoAnn), and Robbie
Taylor (Kim). She was Aunt An-
nabelle to her nieces and neph-
ews and a cousin, niece, and
friend to many.
Pallbearers will be Dono-
van Cox, Mark Hartley, Skeeter
Holland, Charles Jackson, John
Norton, Amos O'Neail, and
Scott Robst. Honorary pallbear-
ers will be the members of the
Sunday school class.
The funeral service will be at
2:00 pm Thursday, December
13 at her church with pastors
Mark Woods and Jim Cox, and
minister William Green offici-
ating. The family will receive
friends Wednesday, December
12, 2007, between 6-8 pm at the
In lieu of flowers, the family
requests memorials in her name
to the Taylor Church Campmeet-
ing Fund. Arrangements were
by V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Ser-
vices of Macclenny.

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

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

First Assembly r-
of God
Sunday School 9:30 am
Sunday Morning Worship 10:15 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 pm
Exalting Christ * Loving People
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Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 PM
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM
Dr. Randy Williams, Senior Pastor
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Sunday School 10:00 am
Preaching Service 11:00 am
Sunday Night Service 6:00 pm
Wednesday Service 7:00 pm

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Sunday School .......10:00 am
Sun. Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sun. Evening Worship .6:00 pm
Wed. Eve. Bible Study. .7:00 pm
AWANA Wed. Night.. 7:00 pm
Pastor Bob Christmas

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

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

The Road to Calm
Corne, of Madism & Stoddard
Glen St. Mary
Pastor: Tommy Ariderson
Phone: 904-259-2213
Sunday School: ......... 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service 11:00 a.m.
Service ... 6:00 p.m.
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Mary Wilgus, 82,

dies on December 4
Mary Wilgus, 82, of Fernan-
dina Beach died Tuesday morn-
ing, December 4, 2007 follow-
ing a stroke. Mary was born
August 13, 1925 in West Palm
Beach. After traveling through-
out the US as a Navy wife, she
settled in Key West and enjoyed
sharing the Key West life with
her family as they came to visit.
She loved the beauty of the out-
doors. She was the widow of
CWO/4 Edward E. Wilgus and
was married 39 years.
Survivors include daughter
Jean M. Johnson of Yulee; son
Kenneth K. Wilgus of Killeen;
grandsons Michael R. Johnson
of Callahan, Steven E. and Kevin
W. Johnson, both of Yulee, Brian
S. Johnson of Raleigh, NC and
James J. Wilgus of Plainview,
TX.; granddaughter Christina A.
Wilgus of College Station, TX.
and nine great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was held
Friday, December 7,2007 at The
Bridge Family Worship Cen-
ter in Yulee with Pastor Duane
Erickson officiating. Interment
followed in Green Pine Cem-
etery. Arrangements were under
the direction of V. Todd Ferreira
Funeral Services.

Bennett's grateful
The family of Fred Bennett
would like to thank Sheriff Joey
Dobson and staff for all their
support and help during the loss
of our loved one.

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In Loving Memory
Ruth Mobley Starling

There is no wrapping paper,
ribbons nor tiny little bows;
None of this is needed to
express what my heart knows.
I know you are up in heaven
watching down over me. So on
your birthday when I look up,
your face is what I'll see.

Though you're not here in body,
your spirit will always remain,
and I'm wishing you happy
birthday and my love for you is
still the same. I rejoice with all
my memories of the times we
once did share; on special oc-
casions like today, without you
makes it hard to bear.

For you are in heaven, with
God you share this day. Wish-
ing you happy birthday, mama,
I still love you in every way.
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Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Service 7:00 pm
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Common Ground Sunday

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11:00 am

Youth Pastor
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To my friend
Well, today you would have
been 31 years old and there has
not been a day gone by that I
have not thought about you or
even looked at my cell phone
to see if you have called me or
texted me. I wonder sometimes
why you were taken from this
world so early in life, and then
I think to myself I know in my
heart you are in a much better
place and that you are happy
and OK. I sit around some-
times, laughing about some
of the things you used to say
and do like carrying your
toothbrush in your back pocket
or showering every hour of the
day and cracking on me. Those
are just some of the things I will
never forget about you. Will,
you were my,best friend and
you were like a brother to me. I
will always miss you and never
forget you. You were one of a
kind and will always live on
through the face of your little
girl, your family and friends.
I will keep you in my heart
always and forever.


Thanks for support
The family of Billy Tyson
would like to thank everyone
for the support, love and prayers
shown to us during Billy's ill-
ness and the time of his pass-
ing. Thanks to the many people
whq prepared and brought food
and visited with us. We are truly
blessed to have such wonderful
family and friends.
A special thanks to pastors
Neil Griffis, John Yarbrough
and Eddie Griffis for the beau-
tiful service. It was such a trib-
ute to Billy; to Eddie Griffis for
the beautiful music; to Raiford
Road Church for the delicious
meal they prepared for us, and
to Todd Ferreira Funeral Home



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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday December 13, 2007 Page 9

Beware of men in women's clothing: bogus

$500 traveler's check is cashed at Wal-Mart

The sheriff's department iden-
tified a Jacksonville man who
cashed a bogus traveler's check
at the Wal-Mart Supercenter the
afternoon of December 9.
He was dressed as a woman.
Cashier Tessa Burger told po-
lice the suspect presented a $500
American Express check to pur-
chase $222 in merchandise and
she gave him the change ($278)
in cash. When she contacted the
check company later, she was
told the check number was not
registered, and it was probably
The shopper was identified via
his license as Thomas White, 49,
with an address off Beach Blvd.
Ms. Burger described the suspect
as tall and thin.
The transaction was caught
on video that was turned over to
Deputy Erik Deloach.
Video surveillance at the
newly opened store was also
instrumental in the theft case
against Kasey Stephenson, 20,
of Macclenny, who admitted to
the same deputy that she took
cash from her register on at least
eight occasions dating between
September 9 and November 16.
The denominations ranged be-
tween $20-$58, and she also al-
legedly loaded three gift cards,
then purchased items in the store
with them.
Ms. Stephenson was confront-
ed on December 7 and confessed
to the thefts that amounted to
$349. She was booked for grand
theft, a third-degree felony.
AWal-Mart greeter confront-
ed a black male suspect about
9:50 the morning of December 4
as he attempted to leave the store
with eight car stereos stuffed in
a piece of luggage. The suspect
left the items in the parking lot
and was not seen again, though
his image also was caught on
Value of the merchandise was
placed at $732.
Buddy Champion, 18, of
Macclenny. was charged with
petty theft for allegedly attempt-
ing to take a CD -and batteries
from the-store the afternoon of
rDecember ,%9, A store security
employee told police he saw Mr.
Champion take the CD into a rest
room, then return to the electron-
ics counter to place the batteries
in a rear pocket.
In other recent theft reports:
Someone removed an esti-
mated 100 gallons of gasoline
from a tank at a construction site
behind the Baker Family YMCA
on Lowder St. between Decem-
ber 1-3. Deputy John Hardin not-
ed tracks from the tires of what
appeared to be a light truck lead-

ing from the scene.
Dan Hope of Macclenny
said $750 was removed from a
wallet he lost on the campus of
Northeast Florida State Hospital
where he works. The wallet went
missing November 27 .and was
returned to him December 1. He
named a suspect.
A wallet, identification and
bank card belonging to Tiffany
Robinson of Glen St. Mary were
reported missing the afternoon
of December 9.,She last saw the
wallet the evening of December
7 when she was riding in a ve-
hicle with an acquaintance, who
she named as a suspect..
A jail inmate with a lengthy
history of drug and property of-
fenses was arrested for lighting
a fire that caused some smoke
damage to a wall about 4:45 am

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on December 9.
Lewis Steven Churchville,
recently arrested for a rash of
vehicle-related thefts, said the
fire started accidentally as he
attempted to make ink for a tat-
too. He will also be charged with
having unspecified materials to
start the fire. They are considered

GOP meeting
The monthly meeting of the
Baker County Republican Party
will begin at 7:00 pm on Thurs-
day, December 13th at the party's
headquarters, 24 South College
St. in Macclenny.
All local Republicans are
invited to attend. For more in-
formation, call Don Marshall at

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The administration of the estate of Paul B. Car-
roll, deceased, Whose date of death was October
8, 2007, is pending in the Circuit Court for Baker
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is 339 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny,
Florida 32063. The names and addresses of the
personal representatives and the personal repre-
sentatives' attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN
The date of first publication of this
notice is December 6, 2007.

Attorney for Personal Representative:
Clive N. Morgan, P.A.
Florida Bar No. 357855
6712 Atlantic Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32211
Telephone: (904) 727-9300
Personal Representative
Joanne D. Thornton
18474 Timberland Road
Glen St. Mary, FL 32040


He That Shall Endure

Matthew 24:13 But he that shall endure
unto the end, the same shall be saved.
When you see me running, one thing you'll
notice immediately is the fact that I'm certainly not
out there to set or break any records. I run for the
pure joy, relaxation and stress relief I get out of
it. I often tell my church folks, running and prayin'
keeps me alive". The cardio benefits and the good
exercise are just some added bonuses
to something that I thoroughly enjoy.
A few nights ago, I went for a short
3 mile run. I was about a mile into my
run when I heard the rapid pounding of
running shoes hitting the concrete path .
behind me. I took a quick glance over
my left shoulder to see a strong young
man who looked to be about 18 or 19
years old come up on my left side and
pass me by with effortless ease. He
ran with fluid ease. He went around
me like water flowing around a rock
in the middle of a stream. As he ran
on ahead, I noticed he had a strong Pastor Sha
muscular build that I, at 39 years of
age, can only covet. I said to myself, "It must be
nice to be that young and strong". Instantly, (MAN
SYNDROME) kicked in and screamed like a marine
corps drill instructor....... "Alright rev.! straighten
your spine, lift your chin, push your hips forward,
raise your knees, push off a little harder and show
a young man how an old man can run!" So, that's
exactly what I did.........for about 10 seconds. Then,
another voice started speaking. The old experienced
runner inside of me said, "slow down rev. and run
a pace that you can maintain until you finish this
night's run and get back home."
I noticed the young man about 100 yards up ahead
of me stop and lean over to catch his breath. He



had the build. He had the strength. But, what he
didn't have was the heart. I mean that literally. He
didn't have the heart: Endurance comes from the
heart. He had a strongly built body, but his heart
wasn't conditioned to maintain his physique at
a high level ofphysical exertion for a prolonged
period of time. As I closed the gap between us, he
look at me (the old guy), and.started to run. But, it
just wasn't there.......he was spent. I ran past him,
made the turn, ran back and passed
him again and the next-time I looked
back, he was gone. He is an awesome
young man and I know that he will
eventually build his cardiovascular
,t ,. strength and endurance and leave
.' me in his dust. He just learned what
I had to learn when I first started
running. It's not how you start, it's
how you finish. You can call yourself
a runner, you can dress the part of a
runner, you can wear the finest running
shoes, you can subscribe to the most
popular and the most informative
non Conner running magazines, you can even tell
everybody else how to run.......But,
the test will come when YOU......... lace up YOUR
SHOES.......step outside and start to run. Is your
heart conditioned for more than an exciting start?
Do you have what it takes to finish the race and
make it home?
The Word of God compares the Christian life to
a race in 1 Corinthians 9:24 Know ye not that they
which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the
prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
Again, is your heart conditioned for more than an
exciting start? Do you have what it takes to finish
this race and make it home?
Pastor Shannon Conner

Macclenny Church of God

North 6th Street Macclenny 259-3500


CASE NO.: 02-2007-CP-0061



The administration of the estate of Trista
Wanelle Coleman, deceased, whose date of death
was August 30, 2007, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Baker County, Florida, Probate Division,
File Number 02-2007-CP-0061, the address of
which is 339 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny,
Florida 32063. The names and addresses of the
personal representatives and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons, who have claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, and who have been served a
copy of this notice, must file their claims with this
All other creditors ol in .decedeini and olrer
'er'ir ,:, who haVe hi1'm3 or'Orrar,,is j3,ir-:
'.dpcdent's estat4iiflu ing .nmaturpdopentingbnt
sor unliquidated claims-nust file ir,, iris with
The date of first publication of this
notice is December 13, 2007.

Hugh D. Fish, Jr.
Florida Bar No. 0242861
Post Office box 531
Macclenny, Florida 32063
904-269-6606 or 6705
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Personal Representative
Joanne D. Thornton


File No.: 02-2007-CP-038



The administration of the estate of Marian
V. McCreary, deceased, whose date of death was
December 3, 2006, and whose social security
number is 266-34-9863, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Baker County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is 339 East Macclenny Av-
enue, Macclenny, Florida 32063. The names and
addresses of the personal representatives and the
personal representatives' attorney are set forth
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their claims with this court
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims with this court
The date of first publication of this
notice is December 13, 2007.

Allen L. Poucher, Jr., PA.
2257 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32204
Telephone: 904-389-2200
Florida Bar No. 308617
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Personal Representative
Clare McCreary Tillis
16875 Crews Road
Glen St. Mary, FL 32040


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Ms. Conner and Mr. Chance
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Michael and Lisa Conner of
Cuyler are pleased to announce
the engagement of their daugh-
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Holloway Chance II, the son of
Paul and Diana Chance, also of
The wedding is planned for
December 22 at 5:00 pm at
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Ms. Lyons and Mr. Willinghain

March wedding
Oral and Diane Lyons of
Glen St. Mary are pleased to an-
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Wedding Dec. 15
Greg and Robin Mixon of
Perry, GA, formerly of Mac-
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the engagement of their daugh-
ter, Allison Mixon to Christo-
pher Allen, also of Perry.
Allison is a freelance graph-
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ing student at Mercer University
of Macon. Chris works in deliv-
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tors Company.
A Christmas wedding will be
held Saturday, December 15,
2007 in Perry.

Sheriff's deputies were busy
last week probing a rash of vehi-
cle burglaries, six of which took
place in the same south Mac-
clenny neighborhood overnight
on December 5. '
One of the vehicles, a Chev-
rolet pickup, was parked outside
a residence off George Hodges
Rd. when someone ransacked it
and a Dodge van belonging to
Michael Willis. His wallet was
taken from the pickup and Dep-
uty Jeremy Moran learned later
it was used at a local ATM just
after midnight, and again at the
Kangaroo convenience store on
US 90 east in Macclenny.
While he was investigating
the Willis case, Deputy Moran
learned that vehicles belonging
to Elizabeth Lowery, her daugh-
ter Cheryl Nunn and her grand-
son Jonathon Norman were also
entered and ransacked that night.
Nothing was reported missing
from any of them, and the own-
ers said they were unlocked.



Mr. and Mrs. Dugan
Wed December 9
Terry L. Dugan and David A.
Dugan, both of Macclenny, were
wed in a small, private ceremony
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday December 13, 2007 Page 11

7 4s

Lady Wildcats have huge week, win

twice over Fernandina and Ridgeview

The Lady Wildcat basketball team had a great
week on the hard court, compiling a pair of big wins.
The girls beat Fernandina Beach by 13 points on
December 3 and took a key district match, defeating
Ridgeview by 11 at home the following night. Brit-
tany Ruise was outstanding, collecting 55 points in
the two games.
The shooting woes that plagued the Lady Cats
early in the season vanished and they find them-
selves taking a three-game win streak into this
Thursday's game at Suwannee County.
The girls led buzzer-to-buzzer against the Pirates
on Monday, as Brittany Ruise continued to shoot
the ball well. She threw in 21 points against Fernan-
dina to lead all scorers in the 51-38 victory.
The Cats struck early and kept up the pace. They
had a ten-point lead at the end of the first period,
and although they took their foot off the gas a little
as the game neared the halftime break, they were
well in control. They went into the locker room up
24-12. The Lady Cats have performed well all sea-
son in the third period. Though it wasn't the blow-

out it has been in some games, the girls outscored
Fernandina Beach 12-9 in the period and held on to
win easily.
Ruise led the way, followed by Destiny de la
Pena with 13 points and Caitlin Griffis with 9 points
and 10 rebounds. Defensively, Kiana Parker had 13
boards and 3 blocked shots.
On Tuesday night, the Cats hosted district foe
Ridgeview and handed the Panthers a 60-49 loss.
Ruise was unstoppable, tossing in 34 points, by far
her best effort of the season. Ruise was on fire all
game long and her offensive production made the
difference in what otherwise might have been a
close game. The Cats went up 16-10 early and held
on to pad the lead as Ridgeview tried to close. The
Cats held a 28-22 edge at the intermission.
Ruise's outstanding shooting continued into the
second half as the Cats pulled away even farther.
Destiny de la Pena had 13 points on the night.
After losing 3 of their first 4 games, the Cats are
on a roll. They are now 4-3 on the season.

Wildcats continue to struggle on season

Coach Charles Ruise entered 61-53 in Starke on December Paige had another strong
the new BCHS varsity basketball 4, abandoning a five-point first fort with 25 points. He was p
season filled with optimism. He quarter lead. The Tornadoes ticularly effective from outsi
felt his team would challenge for went into the intermission up by hitting on three-three point shi
the district title and win a lot of a point. Wiseman added 12 points a
games. But so far, his early pre- Baker High matched them Carlos Holton 10.
fictions have yet to bear fruit. basket-for-basket in the third BCHS played district cha
The Wildcats have not gelled period, but Bradford was able to pion Alachua Santa Fe hard
as a team and that has shown score when it counted and won Friday, but the Raiders were
an the court. They continued to the game down the stretch. They much for the Cats, winning
struggle this past week, losing outscored BCHS 20-13 in the their home court 52-41. Holt
all three of their games, matches fourth period to secure the win. was the top scorer for BCHS t
the team really couldn't afford to Delano Paige had his best night with 16 points. Wisem
lose to district foes. game of the season with 24 added 11.
"We suffered some key district points. Josh Wieman had 11 and Coach Ruise took the phi
losses this week," commented Kyle Kennedy 6 points on a pair sophical view. "I feel the eff
:he coach. "I feel that right now of three-pointers. is there, we just have to get
we're just not getting consistent The Cats went down early to performance there as well."
production out of some key spots Ridgeview on December 6 and The Cats have an overall
and hopefully once everyone is couldn't battle back, losing to the cord of 3-5 and are winless tt
an the same page it will come Panthers 79-71. Ridgeview leapt far in the district. Thevy travel
,ether .t to. a 27.-_..le&dand thougl-.tlic Live Oak on Firiday to taked
The Cats lost to Bradtord Cats nibbled away at the lead, Suwannee County.
they couldn't make it all the way


Gray share

MVP award

Tiffany Norman and Brit-
tany Gray shared the Most Valu-
able Player award as the Lady
Wildcat volleyball team had its
awards ceremony in the Baker
High auditorium on Monday.
The Wildcats had a successful
season and the ceremony recog-
nized the team's improvement
over the course of the season.
Norman was the team's leader
and all-around player. The field
general, Norman excelled at
various positions throughout the
season. Gray was an offensive
powerhouse who baffled oppos-
ing teams with her ability to kill
the ball. She also won the award
for having the mqst kills, finish-
ing the season with 167.
. Tina Fraze was singled out for
having the best attitude and Mary
Dugger the most improved.
Kallie Crews had the most
service points with 154. Jessi
Nunn had most digs at 86.
Kassie Kennedy won for the
greatest number of assists at 284,
and Ashley Holton took the tro-
phy for most blocks with 98.
In the JV category Taylor Fra-
ser and Kari Harris shared MVP
Chelsea Crews was selected
the most improved player, and
Jordan had the best attitude.




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'PREss Box'
Mike Crews

The air has changed over, the
past several weeks. Yes, there are
still intermittent days where the
sun beats down and the weather
is warm, but for the most part the
dog days of summer have given
way to the finter.
Finter is what I call a combi-
nation of fall and winter, which
is about as close as we ever get
to a full-blown winter in these
Just as the weather transforms
each year around this time, the
football-crazy Wildcat fans have
to. turn their attention to other
things. As luck would have it,
the BCHS football team isn't the
only team in town that is looking
for big things this year.
Other sports have gotten un-
derway and some are just now
preparing for big seasons. One
of those beginning to prepare for
next season is John Staples and
his Baker County Wildcat base-
ball squad.
I know, many of you are think-
ing it's way too early to be think-
ing about baseball. Not so. Once
we move into the new year, the
boys of summer will be getting
ready to take the field. Of course,
in high school baseball, it's
more like "the boys of spring,"
but hope "springs" eternal for
this year's version of the Baker
County baseball squad.
For those who don't know,
John Staples is considered by
many to be the best thing that
ever happened to high school
baseball in these parts. In his
sc.iAind term as the head coach,
Staples ha'ahiiassed an amazing
winning percentage and a couple
of district championships along
the way.
More important than winning
is the fact that Staples, a no-non-
sense guy, teaches the game of
baseball and works hard to de-
velop young men along the way.
Staples is brash but confident,
and although some don't neces-
sarily understand his teaching
tactics, in the end most who have
played under the coach will tell
you that you have to respect the
knowledge of the game that he
The young men who play on
the Wildcat baseball team not

only get the advantage of Sta-
ples' experience, but also several
former Division I talents round
out the coaching staff.
Football defensive coordina-
tor Jami Rodgers, a former Wild-
cat standout and starter for the
JU Dolphin baseball team, is the
hitting coach.
Jami's cousin Dale Johnson,
also a former Cat standout and
JU shortstop, helps with the in-
fielders. Add in the pitching ex-
ploits of Adam Home and you
can see why this coaching staff
is as talented as any around.
Home pitched for the UNF
Ospreys under coach Dusty
Rhodes, and is also a cousin to
Johnson. The Cats are keeping it
all in the family.
Johnny Milton, a fine baseball
player and former Wildcat, also
helps with coaching duties. I've
been around baseball for a long
time, and this is. about the most
knowledgeable coaching staff I
have seen at this level.
The Cats are expected again
to compete for the district crown.
The team returns several starters
from last year's talented squad.
Most importantly, the Cats
look to have a big year on the
mound. Jarrell Rodgers will lead
the team as one of the returning
starters, along with Brad Griffis,
and Ridge Sweat. While the play-
ers are only allowed to work out
independently until later in the
school year under FHSAA rules,
the prospects are pretty good for
this staff. Rodgers, a tall veteran
and the ace of the staff, has tre-
mendous command of his fast-
ball, and works in a good corn-

bination oftoff-speed pitches to
keep the hitters guessing.
Offensively, the Cats lost a
couple of sure-hitting seniors last
year in Adam Lewis and Kelly
Davis, but in talking with some
of the players from last year's
team, you get the impression that
this years lineup will not disap-
The Cats will hit the practice
field in January, and the start of
the season is in early February. It
may be only December, but be-
fore you know it the grass will
be green again, and the boys will
take their places on the diamond.
I can't think of a greater pastime,
and around this area if you want
to see some good baseball being
played, the Wildcats are a sure
bet. I'll see you at the field.
This week's picks:
Jaguars at Steelers: The
Steelers had the wind knocked
out of their sails by the Patri-
ots last week, while the Jag-
uars continued to impress with
a. huge win over Carolina on
Fred Taylor is hitting his
stride, and David Garrard has
been extremely efficient. The
Jag receivers finally appear to
have awakened. Sounds like all
the makings of another Jaguar
win this week.
Unfortunately, the Steelers
will be hungry, and it's never
easy to play in Pittsburgh late
in the season. Jaguars fall to the
Steel Curtain, 36 28.
Remember, if you have a
take on sports, e-mail it to me at
*mike@bakercountysports .com.
Talk to you next week.

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8974. 12/6-13p
Hoshizaki commercial ice maker,
$2000, will make 1200 pounds a day.
Church needs to sell or trade for a
smaller one. First Baptist of Sanderson.
Call Pastor Bob Christmas 275-2593.
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.
Remember precious pets this Christ-
mas. New dog and cat ornaments.
Great selection. Only at The Franklin
Mercantile. 259-6040. 12/13p

Ford 8N farm tractor, needs clutch,
$1500; Yamaha 350 Warrior 4 wheeler,'
$2000. 904-562-0136. 12/6-13p
Geenoe canoe with trailer and 9.9 HP
Evinrude good swamp boat, $1800;;
big Troy tiller with forward and reverse
$600; 2 display cases $100 each; trail-
ers of all sizes and kinds from $700.
259-1303. 12/13p
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
Ranger bass boat w/150 HP Mercury
and trolling motor. $4500, 259-1303
Christmas baskets, nice gifts. Glen
Cash Store/Country Corner. Bring ad,
get 10% off. 259-2380. 12/13c
Brand new Olympic bench w/new
Olypmic bar and 400+ lbs of Olympic
weights. New E-Z curl bar with clamps;
new weight stack. 2 dumbells with vari-
ous weights up to 65 lbs. $295; great
Christmas gift, 259-4898 leave mes-
sage. 12/13-27p
Model 70 Winchester bolt action rifle
CRPF, Super Shadow, 25 WSSM, 22"
barrel brand new in the box $150. Call
718-1216. 12/13p
Child/youth electric scooter, $150;
pair of cute hamsters with cage, $25.
755-4456 12/13p
Ready for Christmas. 2004 black elec-
tric EZGO golfcart w/ tan seats, has
back seat, light bar, ground light, turn
signal, tinted windshield, custom rims
and tires, all for only $4000 OBO. Call
236-6341 or 838-3304. 12/13p
Shelled pecans (1 lb bags) $5.00 each.
Please call 259-3547. 12/13p
Home gym system $400; electric lift
chair, 3 position recliner, blue, $450;
call Marcus @ 591-7918. 12/13p
Washer and dryer, extra large capacity,.
allcyples, $175 for set, will separate, 9Q0
d.i,' : .",ii in. r ri fi eli.fi,ilor, starting at,
$150, side-by-side, 90 day warranty;
stoves, starting at $100, 30 day war-
ranty. Can deliver. 904-964-8222.

Mini 30 Ruger rifle, excellent condi-
tion; 20 ft ladder stand; bass rod and
reels. 266-2042. 12/13p
2004 Pipe stock horse trailer, 10x6,
bumper pulled w/canvas top, tires and
floor in excellent condition, $2500 OBO.
210-9339. 12/13p
Golf cart, 2000 club car, excellent con-
dition with charger, $1500. 259-3487.
Weight bench, Olympic bar, 300 Ibs,
concentration curl bench w/curl bar
$200; weight bench w/Olympic bar
$100; 2 Olympic bars, $20 each; squat
rack w/pulleys for triceps and back ex-
ercises. $50. 653-1230. 12/13p
F250 bed liner, regular fleet bed $50;
deck blocks, 16 ct,, $3 each or $40 for
all. 904-502-7408. 12/13p
Free. Cut firewood. 259-6867. 12/13p
1999 Larson 18' bowrider, fish/ski,
trolling motor, fish/depth finder, 130 HP
*Johnson w/100 hours, live well, plenty
of storage, cover and trailer included,
$6500 OBO. 259-2917 or 304-1812.
1975 Barth Class A motorhome, 23
ft., 6 new tires, 2 months old. Newer
engine and transmission, new refrig-
erator, great condition. Asking $4800.
259-8188 12/13p


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



.... ... YARD SALES
1i o RAOCEALE Friday 9:00 am-?, 121 South, 1st dirt roa
2003 GMC 2500 HD SLT, extended yAiSAl left past Volunteer Fire Depariment Nice
cab, 6.6 Duramax, spray in bedliner, and kids clothes, snoes, Harley Davidson
new camlocker tool box, Bullydog, cold T and jackets, jewelry, tool sets, DVD, VHS. 2
air intake, new 4" exhaust, great fuel SAlE mowers, toys. games. 2 much 2 list Don't
mileage, 80,000 miles, truck in perfect this one. Rain cancels.
shape. $28,500 OBO. 259-3763. 5
12/13-20p Saturday 7:00 am-5:00 pm. 510 Timbei
4-- fl (hr.e.....i- - h n I.-.. r it,

2006 Ford 250 XLT, 8700 miles with
Coachman Chapparal 5th wheel trailer,
used 4 times. 259-3571 or 571-4281.
2002 Toyota Avalon, $10,500, excellent
condition. 259-2035. 12/6-13c
2006 Honda Rancher 350 ES, excel-
lent condition, custom rims on mud
tires, also has stock rims & tires, adult
owned, $4000. 904-724-0264.
1999 Monte Carlo Z34, loaded, $3,800.
Please call 235-8732. 12/13p
2004 Chevrolet Z71, extended cab,
$16,500 OBO. 904-483-6409.11/22tfc

Affordable and dependable. Let me
take care of your cleaning needs. Also
available weekends. Call 259-8310
Babysitting in my home, all ages, 6:00
am-until, Monday-Friday, near 125 &
127. 838-2287. 12/6-13p
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. 12/13-20p
Now accepting antique furniture on
consignment. Pieces have to be in good
condition. Call Karin at Southern Charm
2&941-40,,-, ,." -* ,, QIJAV /13tfGe,
We'll haul junk, tr._ih'and diebrrr irom
your yard. Call 904-338-4224. 12/13p
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. 11/29-12/20p

Shitzu, precious female, $450, papers.
259-2380. 12/13c
Ponies for sale, very gentle, will hold
until Christmas. 259-2465 12/13p
Taco Bell Chihuahua, purebred, tiny,
parents present, 1 male $200, 1 female
$250. 259-8188. 12/13p
Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $50 boarding fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc

Notice to readers:
The newspaper often publishes classified
advertising on subjects like work-at-home,
weight loss products, health products.
While the newspaper uses reasonable dis-
cretion in deciding on publication of such
ads, it takes no responsibility as to the
truthfulness of claims. Respondents should
use caution and common sense before
sending any money or making other com-
mitments based on statements and/or
promises; demand specifics in writing. You
can also call the Federal Trade Commission
at 1-877-FTC-HELP to find out how to spot
fraudulent solicitations. Remember:if i t
sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
- The Baker County Press '
Charlton VNS has an opening for a full-
time registered nurse for the Charlton
County area. Great benefit package. Call
Amanda Anderson to set up an inter-
view 1-800-446-9116. 12/6tfc

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IUoysb. TurnitureI, ulrsllllimas stubl, IoUUsenoIUIU itemsllb,
etc. Moving everything must go. No junk!
Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 pm. Dixie Mini Storage behind Moodys
Saturday 8:00 am-?. 541 Laverne Street. 1st right past school board
office. Furniture clothes baby items, much more.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-3:00 pm, 125 South in Glen to Little
Playnmates Da,!care.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 pm. Beside Lyman Greens Bar-
beque. Knick knacks clothes, pictures, stuffed animals, tovs, bike,
Christmas decorations, miscellaneous Large 2 family.
Friday & Saturday 7:00 am-?. 14257 Leonard Norman Road off
Steele Bridge Road. Craftsman 12" table saw, small aluminum boat
with trailer $200, many things
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-3:00 pm. CR 123 Smokey Road. follow
sins. Coats, sweaters, leans, shelled pecans $1 bag,clothes. rods &
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-4:00 pm. corner Woodlawn Road &
Grant Street New and old items for Christmas, large and small
clothing. Good place to shop before Christmas. 259-6869
Saturday 10:00 am-?. Sunday 10:00 am-?. 7282 W. Madison
Street, Glen. Fishing poles, toys. baby items, much more. Saturday
- 1 family, Sunday 3 families

Part time help needed, must be able
to respond to emergency water dam-
age calls, 24 hrs/7 days a week. No
pre-set hours. $20/hour to start plus
food allowance on jobs. 259-8929 for
interviews. 12/13-1/3p
Class A CDL driver, local, minimum
5 ears experen,:. clean MVR griood
wkristo .o 9.t ~025-2 13-2p
M20oa ..I. .1 -1 12/13-20p

Handyman, experience prefe
Touch of Grass. 259-7335.
Guaranteed interviews at
every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 pm. 1
Self directed Administrative A
with Microsoft Word, Excel a
entry experience. Excellent
and written communication s
required. Fax resume to 9
Local home care agency seekir
RN, OT and a full-time PT. Pie
259-3111 for more information

Plumber's helper. Commerc
industrial. Background check a
testing required. Clean driving
must. Call Gateway Contracting
388-4799. 12/
Drivers. Top pay & excellent
time. We train car haulers.
benefits package. CDL-A with
OTR experience. 800-889-8139

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Experienced painters needed. Must
have tools, benefits after 90 days. 259-
5877. 12/30tfc
Unlimited income potential working
from home, great personality required.
Must be a self starter. Call 904-233-
5904 for more information about this
e., e iting opportuni,, : 11/29-12/1:3p

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nd data All real estate advertising in this newspaper
verbal is subject to the Fair Housing Act which
kills are makes it illegal to advertise "any preference,
04-259- limitation .or discrimination based on race,
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or national origin, or an intention, to make
ng PRN, any such preference, limitation or discrimi-
ease call nation." Familial status includes children
I. under the age of 18 living with parents or
4/19tfc legal custodians, pregnant women and peo-
;ial and pie securing custody of children under 18.
nd drug This newspaper will not knowingly accept
record a any advertising for real estate which is in
I at 904- violation of the law. Our readers are hereby
13-1/1 p informed that all dwellings advertised in this
t home- newspaper are available on an equal oppor-
Superior tunity basis. To complain of discrimination,
...... call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777. The


Company specializing in Erosion
Control now hiring the following posi-
tions: Class A CDL drivers, crew lead-
ers, equipment operators and labor-
ers. Valid driver's license a must. Fax
resume to 275-3292 or call 275-4960.
EOE, drug free workplace. 6/28tfc
TA Travelcenter now hiring Arby's
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TA Travelcenter in Baldwin, 1024 US
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Friday 8:30 6:00
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Corner of Woodlawn Rd.
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Household, baby items,
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toll free telephone number for the impaired
is 1-800-927-9275.
3 BR, 2 BA in Rolling Meadows. House
is one year old. Fireplace, very nice,
$199,000.904-483-6409. 11/22tfc
No closing costs. 4 BR, 2 BA house on
US 90, fully renovated, $99,900. 318-
9019. 12/13-20c
In Glen. 1 acre with 1999 Oakwood
mobile home, 28x64, 4 BR, 2 BA, corner
lot, can put additional mobile home on
lot, $120,000. 904-334-8904.12/6-13p
Land & home packages. Singlewides
and doublewides. 1 acre to 10 acres.
904-653-1656 leave message.
Option to lease. References required. 3
BR, 2 BA DW on 1/ acre, front and back
porch, metal barn, $79,000. 259-9776
or 904-302-1219. 11/8tfc
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.
2002, 4 BR, 2 BA DW on two- 21/2 acre
lots on Travis Rhoden trail off Mudlake
Road, pond & fenced in for horses.
Asking $179,000. 259-9066.12/13-20p
3 BR, 2 BA brick home w/1576 SF heat-
ed on 1/2 acre in Macclenny, all electric
appliances, $214,200. Please call 813-
1580. (21GFO). 5/10tfc
Nine acres with 3 barns, 2 fish ponds,
well, septic, electrical, large oaks,
$215,000; additional 4 acres with farm
house available. In Glen St. Mary. 259-
2465. 12/13p
3 acres, high & dry, fish pond, homes
or mobile homes, set-up included,
owner financing or cash discount. 912-.
843-8118. 2/22tfc
FSBO. 3 BR, 2 BA brick home with 1585
SF heated on acre in Glenfield Oaks
Subdivision, many upgrades, $212,000.
Call 904-813-3091. 7/19tfc
Farm house on 4 acres in Glen St. Mary
with large wood burning stove, porches,
1800 SF under large oaks, $215,000;
nine additional acres available. 259-
2465. 12/13p
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.
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.
Three city lots, $75,000. 904-545-
6087. .12/13p
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). 5/1 0tfc

2 BR, 1 BA inside city, no pets, $300
deposit, $485/month. 259-5126.12/13p
Brand new home, just built, never lived
in, 3 BR, 2 BA in Macclenny, $1200/
month, $1200 deposit. 904-838-0035.
2 BR, 1 BA MH, $550/month, $550
deposit. 334-1902. 12/13p
Country charm with city comforts, 3
BR, 2 BA home, newly remodeled, white
picket fence. Only two minutes from I-
10 in Sanderson. Security deposit, lease
required, $750/month. 465-3841.

For rent or sale. 3 BR, 2 B
brick home, $1300/month,
months rent plus security de|
have references. 904-545-60
3 BR, 1 BA on .5 acre app
1 mile north of Sanderson.
appliances, $750 security de3
month. Please call 259-3343
between 9:00 am-5:00 pm.
Mobile homes. 2 and 3 BR
pets, $500-$575 plus deposit
5 BR, 2 BA MH by Sandi
Plant on 2 acres. $800/mo
deposit. 626-0595. 1

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All electric Tim Tebow's coronation as
3 weekdays King of College Football cer-
7/19tfc tainly was greeted with joy
R, A/C no around this part
t. 904-860- of the country.
3/17tfc At least it was on
person Pipe my street. FA T L .

nth, $1100

2 BR, 1 BA MH, CH/A, Cozy Corners
Trailer Park, water, trash and lawn ser-
vices included, $565/month, 1st, last
and $300 deposit. 259-7335. 9/27tfc
3 BR & 2 BR mobile homes, no pets,
garbage pickup, water & yard moving
provided, $475-$625. 912-843-8118.
1800 SF, 3 BR, 2 BA new home on 1
acre, $1300/month, 1st, last and $600
security. 259-2563. 11/15tfc
2 BR, 1 BA MH, like new, $550/month,
first and last, no pets, references. 259-
2121. 11/22tfc
Macclenny. 703 N. 6th St. 3 BR, 2 BA,
nice, like new home, fenced yard, avail-
able now, $1100/month. Patricia Turner,
Florida Coastal Amelia Island Realty.
904-548-0277 or 904-556-9586.
3 BR, 1 BA home in Macclenny wall
electric appliances. $850 security depos-
it, $850/month. Available December 1,
2007. Please call 813-1580. 11/22tfc
2 BR, 11/2-BA MH in country, no pets,
$650/month, $500 deposit. 275-2865 or
923-2191. 12/13-20c
New3 BR, 2 BA brick home in Macclenny
with all electric appliances, $1300 secu-
rity deposit, 1st and last month's rent of
$1300 each. Please call 904-813-1580.
3 BR house on 1.45 acres, very beautiful
lot, inside of house completely remod-
eled, all new, $950/month, 1st, last and
deposit. 424-6705. 12/13p
2 BR MH, references please, $485/
month plus deposit. 912-843-2093 or
904-477-5561. 12/13p
3 BR, 1 BA brick home, fenced, new
paint, new flooring, $750/month, 1st,
last and $500 deposit. 215-7526 home
or 610-9974 cell. 12/6-13p
3 BR, 1 BA MH, $300 deposit, $550/
month, no pets. 259-2787. 12/6-13p
3 BR, 2 BA, 1600 SF, large master suite,
large city lot completely fenced, 2 car
garage, $1100/month. 408-9198.
2 BR, 1 BA house, CH/A, W/D hook-
ups, fenced front yard, 57 E. Ohio, new
stove & refrigerator, $550/month, $550
deposit. Available now. 259-6488 or
536-3827. 12/13p
Small 2 BR MH, $400/month, $200
deposit, no pets. 259-6391. 12/13p
2 BR,-1 BA MH in glen, $500 deposit,
$500/month. 259-2634 leave message.
3 BR, 1 BA house, CH/A, W/D hookups,
carport, nice yard, 423 Azalea Street. No
inside pets. Available January 1, $795/
month, $795 deposit. 259-6488 or 536-
3827. 12/13p
3 BR, 2 BA MH in Sanderson, $600/
month, $600 deposit, non-smokers
only, no inside pets. 259-6616 leave
message. 12/13p


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outnumbered by Gator fans. I'm
not the lone Seminole; daugh-
ter Sara Beth is a Nole and son
Spencer leans that direction, but
I am surrounded by vocal Gators
who were waiting Saturday night
with bated breath to see if Timbo
would win the Heisman Trophy.
I thought he would. I even
hoped he would.
He's not the best quarterback
in the country. That recognition
goes to Colt Brennan of Hawaii
or Matt Ryan of Boston College.
He's not the best running back -
Darren McFadden has that hands
down. But he is the best college
football player in the country, bar
He is also a terrific role mod-
el. He's self-effacing, he's a
team player, he seems like an all-
around great guy. He's the kind
of young man any sports fan
would want representing the best
in college football.
Is there a downside? Not that
I can see.
Not since Danny Wuerffel
won the Heisman has there been
someone just so, well, nice hoist-
ing the 25 pounds of bronze. It's
not the least bit surprising that
Wuerrfel was Tebow's hero and
very satisfying that he was the
first person to congratulate him
when he took the stage.
You saw what kind of per-
son he was just by listening to
his speech. He thanked God, his
parents his coaches, his team, the.
fans and never really mentioned
himself. You've got to like that.
What I particularly like is that
in this age of tailoring the mes-

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condition, all,,appliances, 3 years.old,
$10,500. 259-3760. 12/13p

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STOCKING STUFFERS MLS# 404151 Ok, so it won't
exactly fit IN your stocking, but you can HANG your
stockings here in this excellent block hm; well taken care
of, 3BR/1BA, 1,440sf, attached 2 car garage, sep OFC &
more. $163,800
Take a look at this gorgeous 4BR/2BA, 1,362sf, LRG Ivg
rm, spacious dng rm, equipped kitchen, hall & living
rm have brand new carpet, dng rm has new laminated
flooring, corner lot & more. $169,900
You'll agree that this is a wonderful place to call home.
Call OFC to see 2BR/1BA, approx. 1.05acres & 720sf.
400654 Here is a gorgeous home to make your own. Sits
on 2.5acres, tastefully landscaped, formal dining room,
family room, breakfast nook, large kitchen, MSTR BR
w/garden tub for spoiling yourself. $299,999
APPROX. 1.91 ACRES-- MLS# 405424 Take a gander
at this beautiful re-done ext w/new metal roof, cover
porches, pump house to match listing. Boasts built in
cabinets w/glass doors, new crown molding & so much
more! $156,335.60
CALL ALL DEVELOPERS! MLS# 394597 Prime 51.87
acres w/single-wide mbi/hm, 1232sf Ivg space & above
ground pool w/decking; high & dry property, zoned AG
7.5 property is covered in Irg Oak, Magnolia & Pine trees.
394461 West Glen Estates, 10 acres, zoned for houses
only, high & dry property, adorned w/ Oak trees &
luscious greenery. $118,000
394430 Call to be the proud owner of this 3BR/2BA
1,584sf property; triple wide mbl/hm sits on 4.62 acres
under large mature Oak trees, partially cleared corner
lot. $139,000
CONVENIENT & PRIVATE MLS# 394478 Only $3,000
per acre, investors & developers must see; located in
beautiful Glen St. Mary, one of the fastest growing
counties of FL, endless possibilities! $295,000

)le recognizes

reat season
sage for the media, he seems
completely genuine. He's like a
big kid a real big kid; a really
__ big competitive
kid. He seems to
A Y love playing the
t game.
GERARD I took some
exception with
the commenta-
tors discussing his huge im-
provement as a passer. I'm sure
he has improved, but all they
saw of Tim Tebow was how he
was used by Urban Meyer in last
year's championship season.
Meyer used Tebow in much
the same way that Houston Nut
used McFadden when he put him
in at quarterback for Arkansas.
He was supposed to strike fear
in opposing defenses that didn't
know if he would run or pass.
When Tebow did throw the
ball, they were dinky passes or
fade patterns to the comer of the
end zone. But those of us who
live in this part of the state and
knew what he had accomplished
at Nease had no misconceptions
about what he was capable of
accomplishing# with his cannon
So, congrats to Timbo and
the Gator fans. Can he duplicate
or surpass Archie Griffin's two
Heismans for Ohio. State? Bar-
ring injury I don't see why not.

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Grant Funded
Secretarial work of a varied nature.
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students. High school diploma or
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Salary: $21,612 annually, plus benefits.
Deadline for applications: Dec.17,
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3 BR, 2 BA 2200SF $255,900
4 BR, 2 BA $135,000
4 BR, 2/2 BA, 36.54 acres river front estate
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday December 13, 2007 Page 14

City manager suggests 'blue law' is a

hindrance to restaurant development

Wal-Mart DC manager gets PatriotAward'
Marine Cpl. Robert A. Nunley of Macclenny affixes a lapel pin to his manager Mark Waller during a December 10 ceremony
naming him a "patriot" for his support during the reservist's two tours in Iraq. At left is Penny Justice, employee liaison with
the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve group; at right is Commander (ret.) Gaifield Jones, the organization's Area 4
chairman, who along with Cpl. Nunley made the presentation during an employee meeting that morning. Mr. Waller, himself a
Marine Corps veteran, is a shipping supervisor at the giant warehouse east of Macclenny off US 90. Cpl. Nunley works under
him in logistics support. He is assigned to the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion and will be returning to Iraq in the
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Press staff
Macclenny manager Gerald
Dopson ended the city com-
mission's monthly meeting by
asking the board to consider
changing the city's "blue laws,"
forbidding the sale of alcohol on
Sunday. Currently, there is a
straight ban on any alcohol sales
in the city [and county].
Mr. Dopson, while empha-
sizing that he respected Baker
County's conservative tradi-
tions, said that several of the
chain restaurants many want to
move to Macclenny are reluc-
tant to do so as long as the city
bans alcohol sales on Sunday.
"[We're] trying to get some
balance here, achieve some bal-
ance here, that would allow our
business people to be competi-
tive with the surrounding areas,"
Mr. Dopson said. "One of the
first things chain restaurants ask
is our policy concerning these
particular issues."
In other business before, the
board the evening of Decem-
ber 11, commissioners declared
they were committed to signifi-
cantly increasing the city's use
of treated waste water.
The board passed on first
reading an ordinance saying that
"encouraging and promoting
water conservation and the re-
use of reclaimed water are local
objectives and are considered to
be in the public interest."
The ordinance, which must
be passed at a second reading in
January, does not set down strict
regulations on when reclaimed
water systems must be used in
new developments. It instead
acts as a way for Macclenny to
signal to the state that it is com-
mitted to the idea of water pres-
ervation. Mr. Dopson said waste
water availability would be
based mostly on the suitability

of a given site. He singled out
south Macclenny as being par-
ticularly suitable.
The policy was largely
cribbed from an existing Jack-
sonville ordinance, and in some
places the city failed to replace
"Duval County" with "Baker
County" and "St. Johns River"
with "Turkey Creek." Presum-
ably those errors will be fixed
by the January meeting.
In other business before the
board this week, the commission
took about 40 minutes to decide
it did not want to take any action
on the current policies toward
dog pens. Mr. Dopson had sub-
mitted an ordinance that would
have limited the number of dogs
per pen to three.
Manager Dopson had said the
city had problems with unruly
dogs making noise and disrupt-
ing neighbors. He presented the
ordinance as an important step
toward regulating hunting dogs.
But he met with resistance
on the board, both from Mayor
Gary Dopson and Commission-
er Phillip Rhoden. Mr. Rhoden
questioned the need for new
laws and called for stricter en-
forcement of the current regula-

"We have ordinances on the
books that will take care of
this," Mr. Rhoden said. "You've
got nuisance ordinances, you've
got noise ordinances, you've got
health ordinances. Let's enforce
what we have and when that
doesn't work, maybe we need
to look at it."
The board did not outright
reject the measure, and asked
city attorney Frank Maloney to
investigate legal ramifications
of the ordinance. In particular,
Mayor Dopson expressed con-
cern over residents "abusing"
the ordinance, though he did not
specify what he had in mind.

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

Newly hired director returns to 'Y-work'

after stint as bed and breakfast proprietor
BY KELLEY LANNIGAN acquainted six years ago and site lead him to the position in what I can most effectively do
Press Staff moved to Charleston to be near Baker County. for the management is lend them
There is a new face at the daughter Grace and granddaugh- Mr. Bouldin's strongest per- guidance, experience and stable
helm of the Baker Family ter Sadie. Running the B and B sonal initiative is to become in- leadership."
YMCA in Macclenny. His name kept them very busy. volved in the community and to Mr. Bouldin has already im-
is Jim Bouldin and this is only After three years, Mr. Bould- be the face of the YMCA. mersed himself in meetings to
his second week on the job. in realized there was nothing he "The teen program here is as tackle funding and membership
"I really like Baker County" desired to do more than work for solid a community outreach col- goals.
said the Ohio native, who is the the YMCA, so a search on the laboration as I have seen at any "If your membership is solid,
former owner of the Market organization's national vacancy Y,"' said Mr. Bouldin. "I think then your financial goals can
Street Inn Bed and Break- be met. Meeting your financial
fast in Charleston, SC, goals helps you with your higher
which he ran with his wife -:); mission goals and that's what we
Diane for the past three want to accomplish," he said.
years." The new director is impressed
For 18 years prior to '- the with the "open arms" wel-
that, he was executive di- come he has received in the com-
rector of the YMCA of munity and is looking forward to
Greater Cincinnati. '" ,v the annual YMCA fund raising
After graduating from ..: kickoff event held each year in
college, he worked in com-: January to help raise scholarship
mntrcaintemoney to assist families with
munity recreation, then m:m erh-pf"s.
went on to earn a master's In the meantime, he is enjoy-
degree in exercise physiol- In the meantime, he is enjoy-
ogy. He went to work with ing getting to know the commu-
the YMCA because it fit nity and taking care of his two
with all the things he was golden retrievers named Max
interested in. He has also and Molly.
kept physically fit playing Mr. Bouldin replaces Tim
basketball, baseball and Cameron, who resigned after but
running marathons. a few months on the job.
He and his wife have .
been married three years, ., j
and met as freshmen at .' .
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Fort Walton Jr. College
in 1970. They were re-


cookout Saturday
There will be a benefit cook-
out Saturday, December 15 from
12:00 noon to, 5:00 pm at the
Country Club Lounge. Chicken
and rice, Boston butt, potato
salad, green beans, lima beans
and dinner rolls will be served.
There will be a $5 per plate
minimum donation accepted.
The. food is being prepared by
Shawn Stewart and friends.
There will also be a live auc-
tion from 9:00 10:00 pm with
too many items to list.
All proceeds will go to the

Library meeting
The regular meeting of the
New River Public Library Co-
operative Governing Board has
been postponed until Thursday,
January 10, 2008 at 5:00 pm at
the New River Solid Waste Fa-
cility on SR 121 north of Rai-

Don't go it alone
The Baker County
Cancer Support Group
First Thursday of month
7:00 pm
Baker County Health


School Lunch
December 17-21
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., December 17
Breakfast & lunch: Chef's
Tues., December 18
Breakfast & lunch: chef's
Wed., December 19
Breakfast & lunch: Chef's
Thurs., December 20
Breakfast & lunch: Chef's
Fri., December 21
Breakfast & lunch: Chef's


Seeks project donors

* The Macclenny Moose Lodge
is accepting donations of $20 or
more to help defray the cost of
materials for an outdoor recre-
ational area for both youth and
adults behind the lodge on West
The project will be undertaken
by Dustin Sheppard of Troop 150
in Macclenny for his Eagle Scout
ranking, and the estimated cost
is expected to be around $1800.
The 17-year-old Sheppard ex-
pects to begin construction later
:his week and complete it by
February. As part of his project,
he had to design the area and
identify materials he will need.
For more information contact
Dustin at 275-2701 or Sylvia

School Calendar
Week of December 17-21
* Monday, December 17
District-wide: School board meeting,
6:30 pm. BCHS: Girls basketball
@ Union 5:30 pm.
BCMS: Basketball @. Yulee
5:00/6:15 pm.
* Tuesday, December 18
KIS: Family reading night 4:00-
8:00 pm. MES: Mrs. Griffin/Ms.
Lough Christmas play 6:30 pm,
Cafeteria.. WES: 3rd grade
gingerbread party (Adams, Dopson,
Hite, Griffis, White)
* Wednesday, December 19
MES: Class Christmas parties. WES:
3rd grade gingerbread party (Binn,
R. Crews, Hilliard,
* Thursday, December.20
BCHS: Girls basketball @Middleburg
6:00 pm; Intersquad wrestling 7:00
pm (H). FFA Christmas
banquet 7:00 pm, Aud. BCMS:
Accelerated reading test due. KIS:
Class Christmas parties. MES:
Class Christmas parties. WES:
3rd grade gingerbread party (Gray,
Shope, Wendel, Wilson).
Friday, December 21
District-wide: Early dismissal.
BCHS: Boys basketball @ Lake City
6:00 pm; Girls basketball vs
Union Co. (H) 6:00/7:30 pm.

Perdue from the lodge at 735-

SnIO atitt -eter s
St. Peter's Anglican Church
requests the pleasure of your
company at its Christmas Eve
service featuring the Adonai
STrio. The service will begin at
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High places

in individual

FFA contests
The Baker County FFA team
continues to rack up accolades.
After an impressive showing in
several events in team competi-
tion at the district level, the team
moved into individual events,
competing in sub-districts this
past week.
The Wildcat FFA excelled
with a win, a pair of seconds and
a third place showing. They also
elected a pair of students to sub-
district office.
V Joshua Rivers placed first in
tractor operations and will move
on to the district competition.
V Austin Gibson placed sec-
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V Jamie Lee Norman placed
second in creed speaking.
V Hannah Masterson took
third place in prepared public
Gibson'and Masterson were
also elected to sub-district office.
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chair and Masterson was elected


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Two local students

in fast track'class
Two Baker County students
were among 11 graduates De-
cember 8 in the "fast track" pro-
gram at Lake City Community
College for licensed practical
nurses .who want to be registered
Completing the "bridge class"
curriculum and participating in
the pinning ceremony were Leda
Holloway and Pamela E. Pitt-
man. The graduation was held in
the Levy Performing Arts Center
on the LCCC campus.

Special thanks
The BCHS Fine Arts Club
would like to say a special thank
you to our local artists who so
graciously donated works of art
for our auction: Carol Baker,
Ralph Kline, Terry Crews and
Brad Weeks. Also a special
thank you to Designer's Daugh-
ters for helping us prepare the
work for display and to C&C
Nurseries, Macclenny Wal-
Mart, NEFCOM, Elliano's and
other local businesses for their
contributions. We greatly appre-
ciate your support for the arts in
Baker County..

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