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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS


Rii, circulation leader Winner ofl 4 tate awards forjournalism excellence in 2007


78th Year, Vol. 46 Thursday, March 13, 2008 Macclenny, Florida 500


School


funding


may drop


$1 million

BY JOEL ADDINGTON
Press Staff
Baker County School
Superintendent Paula Barton
has heard Gov. Charlie Crist
say that schools would be pro-
tected from budget cuts due to
the voter-approved property
tax amendment. But, she said,
"There has never been any-
thing in writing that we would
be held harmless."
The state recently released
estimates for expected tax
losses from Amendment 1 that
passed statewide in January.
Baker County School's total
is about $187,000 from the
tangible personal property
tax exemption and portabil-
ity, which allows homesteaded
property owners to transfer
their 3 percent annual cap on
property value assessment
increases when moving into
Baker County.
However, Marcelle
Richardson, the school dis-
trict's finance director, said
she thinks the figure could be
higher.
"They say it won't be very
high, but they'rejust guessing,"
she said of the estimate. Her
reasoning is that it's impossible
to know how many people will
move into the county and bring
with them the assessment cap
due to Amendment l's porta-
bility provision.
Other school budget cuts
came last November due to
lower-than-expected sales
tax revenues, which partly
fund schools in Florida. Ms.
Richardson said the district
lost about $500,000 then and
is expecting to lose another
$400,000 in March after the
Florida Legislature's special
session.
According to an Associated
Press report last week, the
Florida House passed a $500
million cut to the state budget,
including $200 million that
schools across the state expect-
ed to get.
In all, Ms. Richardson and
Ms. Barton said they expect to
lose more than $1 million from
this year's roughly $33 million
revenue stream from the state.
When asked how the dis-
trict would handle the cuts,
Ms. Barton responded, "That's
a really good question."
She said the district is keep-
ing costs down by control-
ling the biggest portion of the
school budget personnel.
Ms. Barton said 83 percent
of the budget is for employ-
ees.
A teacher recently fired after
a shoplifting arrest will not be
replaced and a number of non-
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Number ofhome foreclosures in Baker County rising at a steady pace


BY JOEL ADDINGTON
Press Staff


Foreclosures are up across the country
and Baker County is no exception.
The number of foreclosure filings here
rose by 13 percent from 2006 to 2007 and
Baker County is on pace to see even more
foreclosures this year.
"I was surprised at them," Clerk of
Court Al Fraser said of the spike.
The foreclosures, as a percentage of
all civil court filings in Baker County,
amounted to 27 percent in 2006, or 54
cases. Last year, foreclosure filings were
responsible for 40 percent of the 193 civil



Beetles killir

BY KELLEY LANNIGAN ventic
Press Staff of sw
An invading insect from and h
Asia known as the ambrosia shore
beetle is decimating the red Th
bay tree population in Baker swall(
County. mede
As the beetle migrates depend
through Florida forests, the food.
state's other native species of buttle
true bay trees swamp, silk berries
and sassafras are also in for tu
danger. birds
Bay trees are vital to the An
Florida environment for the detec
role they play in erosion pre- in 20
to the


cases logged, banks begin
Through the first two and a half Such 1(
months of,this year, there have been 24 mortgages
foreclosures filed with the court. At that people wi
rate, Baker County could see more than histories c
100 of them by year's end. nationwide
"This year will be interesting," said 2000s.
Mr. Fraser. "It's just starting to hit these Duval (
people who got these low interest rates. foreclosure
In the next couple of years, you'll see a "It's gc
lot more." too," predi
What the court clerk was referring to One Gl
are adjustable rate mortgages that start not to be i
off with low interest rates, but increase lender to
over time, so much so that owners often fell into fo
fall behind on payments and eventually cess include



offthe red bays


n. They hug the margins
amps, rivers and creeks
lelp anchor the shifting
line along the coast.
e larva of two species of
owtail butterfly, the pala-
s and the spicebush, are
dent on red bay leaves for
If the trees disappear, the
rflies might too. Red bay
es are also a food source
arkeys, quail, deer, song-
and bear.
nbrosia beetles were first
ted near Portworth, Ga.
'02. The insects spread
e coast, moved north into


South Carolina and south into
Florida. Today more than 30
counties in coastal Georgia
and Florida are infested.
After reports of the inva-
sion started to appear, Dr. Bud
Mayfield, a Florida Depart-
ment of Forestry entomologist
specializing in insects that at-
tack trees, began generating e-
mails to foresters advising they
watch for evidence of ambrosia
beetle damage. The first report
of red bay tree trouble in Baker
County was reported in the

(See page 2)


in foreclosure proceedings.
loans known as sub-prime
- were the only way many
th very little or shaky credit
wouldd buy a home during the
e housing boom of the early
County recently surpassed 5000
es in the last year.
)ing to be pretty tough here,
icted Mr. Fraser.
en St. Mary resident, who asked
identified, is working with her
reinstate her mortgage, which
Dreclosure a year ago. That pro-
les paying the bank's attorney's


BaDer LCouny r urestsr Atnuy LUa
CR 125 north of Glen St. Mary.


fees.
She and her husband purchased their
$68,000 home in 2004 with an adjustable
rate mortgage.
"We didn't have an adjustable rate for
a number of years, but once it kicked in,
it really kicked in," she said.
SHer mortgage payment jumped from
$500 a month to almost $1000 when the
interest rate increased.
"It's terrifying because you don't know
what's going to happen," she said.
Fortunately, the woman has been
able to work with her lender to keep the
home.
(See page 2)


Alicia examine a dead red bay near
PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN


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'Deafening squall'

(from page 1) : ible. It's uplifting message began
tin roofi with the words Keep Smiling.
tin roofing werescattered -ev- Several days later, the Hairs
erywhere. A large piece was
erywedged in the branches of an are picking up the pieces of their
oak tree in the front yard, about lives and going on the best they
20 feet from the ground, can. Much of their salvaged fur-
"They're saying part of your niture, especially Mrs. Hair's
house is down by the river!" beloved piano, has been stored at
called one of the many relatives neighbor Tommy Hunter's home
who had shown up to help. two miles away.
Terry Hair arrived, surveyed The day of the tornado, their
the scene in disbelief and tear- son David had the foresight
fully hugged her mother-in-law, to quickly gather his parents'
"I want to look for my pic- clothes and shoes and store them
tures," said Mrs. Hair. "Will you in the family car, so they would
help me?" have a supply of clean, dry cloth-
The two women began ing.
searching the wet rubble for pre- Their strong Christian faith
cious framed photos, irreplace- will keep them going and having
able mementos of the family's so many family members living
life together. As the photos were close by is a tremendous bless-
recovered one-by-one, they were ing.
placed on a bed in one of the The tornado that hit the Hair's
only dry places remaining in the home was a category F2 storm
house. home was a category F2 storm
house. with highest winds estimated by
Mr. Hair unearthed a sturdy the National Weather Service
box and whisked it away to the
dry area.at 113-157 mph. It cut a swath
"My good hearing aids," he across neighboring Columbia
quipped. "Can't risk getting County, destroying 19 Lake City
these wet!" homes and damaged 21 others.
Volunteers from Raiford Two businesses were also de-
Road Church, where the Hairs stroyed, and six others damaged.
are members, arrived to pitch Losses total around $3 million.
in helping salvage the family's Scattered wind damage was
undamaged possessions. Cov- reported across north Florida
ers were thrown over furniture from Tallahassee east.
and two chandelier light fixtures The Hairs are grateful to be
were removed. Two men, wear- alive and that is the most im-
were removed. Two men, wear-
ing yellow rain slickers, care- portant thing to them. Houses
fully loaded undamaged plates can be replaced, they said, but
and cups from the china cabinet lives cannot. They plan to re-
into plastic coolers for protec- build their house, perhaps a little
tion. On top of one pile of china, smaller this time. Granddaugh-
rested the cake decoration from ter Brandy Rhoden teased her
the Hair's 50th wedding anni- grandmother about it.
versary celebration. "Well, Grannie, you really
Not far away, lying in the de- wanted some new tile work
bris on the living room floor, a done. Looks like you're gonna
small wooden plaque was vis- get it!" she said.


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Species ofbeede is decimatingre

(from page 1) presence of other insects that
prey on the beetle.
Glen St. Mary area 18 months .-- "Th eambr. osiI tle as
ago. On its own, the beetle infes4 a- ..: ,fall i to the
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station spreads at a rate of about
20 miles per year. Transporting
infected wood, which is some-
times used commercially or for
firewood, hastens that rate.
Baker County forester Andy
Lamborn estimates that nearly
85% of the county's red bay
trees are already dead due to the
ambrosia beetle. The insect car-
ries a natural fungus that plugs
the tree's water and nutrient-
conducting cells. The resulting
condition is known as red bay
laurel wilt.
Bay trees are evergreens and
do not shed leaves in winter. The
wilt eventually causes the entire
leaf canopy to turn brown. The
dead leaves may stay on the tree
for up to a year.
"From what I've seen in the
field, all of the county's red bay
trees will probably be dead by
this time next year," predicts Mr.
Lamborn.
Bay trees are natural food
sources for the Ambrosia beetle
in several Asian countries. The
reason trees in those locations
are not threatened is due to the


Foreclosures
(from page 1)
"It's sad there are so many
people going through this, and
some don't contact their lend-
er," she said. "Some lenders will
work with you."
A study by the Mortgage
Bankers Association of America
reported that in the last quarter
of 2007, the proportion of all
mortgages in the nation that fell
into foreclosure rose to a record
high of .83 percent. That sur-
passed the previous high of .78
percent set in the third quarter of
2007.
The number people falling
behind on their mortgage pay-
ments shot up as well, the study
revealed, which surveyed 46
million home loans nationwide.
Delinquent mortgages
those 30 days or more late
climbed to 5.82 percent of all
mortgages in the fourth quarter
of 2007, up from 5.59 percent in
the third quarter and the highest
since 1985.


United States and is considered
and 'exotic insect.' It has no
natural predators here to keep
its numbers in check," said Mr.
Lamborn. "The red bay trees
can't regenerate fast enough be-
cause there are so many of the
beetles."
According to Mr. Lamborn,
there is no current method to
stop the aggressive beetle. Re-
searchers monitoring the situ-
ation postulate that if the host
plants become extinct, the beetle
will die because its food source
has vanished. Bay trees could
then be reintroduced into the en-
vironment.
But if all the trees are de-
stroyed, how would such a thing
be accomplished? The solution
is elegantly simple and one most
people are not aware of.
The tree's seeds have been put
into a "bank." Such seed banks
exist in many locations around
the world, most dedicated to
storage of seed for edible fruits,
vegetables and grains.
During the months of Octo-
ber, November and December
2007,,Mr. Lamborn and his wife
Alicia collected viable seed from
Red bay trees throughout Baker
County.
Ms. Lamborn, who earned
a degree from the University
of Florida with an emphasis in
environmental horticulture, first
learned of red bay laurel wilt in
a plant pathology class. A per-
sonal interest and concern for
the native tree inspired her to as-
sist her husband in the seed col-
lection process.
Documentation of seed col-
lection sites is critical. Bay trees


dbay trees in Baker County


evolve specific characteristics
depending on their enVironment
aind seeds mniistbe replathed ini
areas with'ecology similar to
where they were collected. A
form is filled out to correspond
with each seed collection site.
For example, bay trees impor-
tant to coastal dune ecology have
developed a high tolerance to
the presence of salt. Trees from
a species of bay that evolved in
swampy, inland forests would
not thrive in a coastal environ-
ment.
Other statistical information
included on the form covers spe-
cies identification, latitude and
longitude coordinates, soil type,
full or partial shade conditions
and number of trees in the area
of a collection site.
Once collected and docu-
mented the Lamborns sent the
seed to a storage facility at the
US Forest Service National Seed
Laboratory in Dry Branch, Ga.
This seed bank, devoted specifi-
cally to trees, is the only facility
of its kind in the world.
The bay seed will be kept
in cold storage. When it is de-
termined that the beetle is no
longer a threat, the seed will be
germinated and the seedlings re-


planted.
"It's such a shame a native
state tree species islin danger if
disappearing," said Ms. Lambo-
rn. In addition to its erosion con-
trol benefits, the red bay creates
a lot of wildlife habitat."
Her husband echoes this sen-
timent.
"We're already losing so
much forest each year to devel-
opment anyway," said Mr. Lam-
born. "Collecting the seed for
the future will at least safeguard
against the total disappearance
of the red bay."


Correction
In last week's edition of The
Press, Timothy Evans was mis-
quoted. The story said Mr. Evans
told an investigator that his sis-
ter, Meloney Jackson, said her
husband, who was shot to death
March 3, would never make it
to court that week. Rather, the
investigator's report stated Mr.
Evans said that Ms. Jackson
told him her husband, Kevin
Jackson, said she would never
make it to court for their divorce
hearing.


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Holding a. shark's tooth the
size of his hand, the face of nine-
year-old Grant Johnson of Palm
Harbor beams
from the color
photo in the TH E
March 10 edition
of The St. Peters- PO
burg Times. The 1
youngster found KELLEY
the tooth on Ed- L
mont Key in the
Tampa Bay area.
The accompanying newspaper
article described the giant tooth
as "a fossil from a shark that
made Jaws look like a wimp."
I must confess I was jealous
of the boy's unique find, which
is a bit of a contradiction. I'm
afraid of sharks. They are one
of the few living creatures that
genuinely give me the willies.
But their teeth used to fascinate
me.
I hunted aggressively for shark
teeth during my summer family
vacations at the beach. Every-
one, except me, it seemed, found
a plethora of the glossy black ob-
jects. When I did find one, it was
tiny and insignificant.
The summer I was 13, my
Girl Scout troop took a trip to
the shore. Standing just below
the dunes in front of our rental
house, the troop leader's daugh-
ter nonchalantly bent down and
picked up a large black object
near her foot. I had canvassed
the immediate area many times
that day for the elusive teeth and
was dumbfounded at her discov-
ery.
She hadn't cared anything
about finding shark teeth and
she accidently stumbled across
the largest one any of us had
ever seen, nearly three inches
long. My blue eyes glowed green
with envy and I was incensed at


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the injustice of it.
That's just the way things
happen sometimes. I soon forgot
about shark's
teeth when
ACK other more in-
finitely inter-
~C H testing things
L 1 came along,
INNIGAN like boys.
IGAN So all these
years later, see-
ing young Grant
brandishing his remarkable find,
I was glad. I know how excited
and proud I would have been
at that age to have found such a
thing. I guarantee you I would
still have it today.
What Grant found is a fos-


silized tooth of a megaladon,
a shark twice as big as a great
white and extinct for two million
years. What are the odds that
this particular boy just happened
to find this particular tooth at
this particular juncture in time?
Rather big odds, I think. But that
is the remarkable thing about
chance.
Shark's teeth aside, I did find
other wonderful things on the
beach during those summers and
saw some remarkable marine
life: formations of sting rays and
dolphins as they slipped through
the waves; star fish that creeped
slowly over the bottom of shal-
low tidal pools; hundreds of
fiddler crabs waving their huge


primary claw in unison as if
conducting a symphony among
the tall marsh grass.
I have a basket of small welk
shells collected on the beach at
Kiawah Island, SC, the morning
after a tremendous storm at sea.
They are exquisite examples of
engineering. The architect Frank
Lloyd Wright was often inspired
by nature's designs, especially
shells.
Hopefully, I'll add to them
some wonderful treasure, may-
be even a shark's tooth found
on a sunny Florida beach. But
if I stumble across some blond,
bronzed, tight-muscled beach
god instead, you won't hear me
complaining.


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THE MATTER
ROBERT GERARD
There are a couple of things
banging around in my head the
past week that I thought I'd
share with you. The fact that
they are banging around in my
head doesn't necessarily make
them column-worthy, but I have
a limited amount of space up
there and need to clear it out for
more dumb thoughts and useless
trivia.
So here goes.
We've heard a lot about super
delegates in the news recently
and how they could decide the
Democratic nominee for presi-
dent. But most of us don't really
know anything about them. I'm
pretty clueless myself.
How do you get to be a super
delegate? I'm not sure I know
how you get to be a delegate, let
alone a super delegate.
What makes a super delegate
super?
V Is it true that a super del-
egate from Idaho was badly in-
jured recently when he jumped
off his garage roof wearing a bed
sheet around his neck because
he thought that he could actually
fly?
l Do super delegates have
alter egos? Is there a mild-man-
nered furniture salesman from
Des Moines who, when he takes
off his horn-rimmed glasses,
magically turns into Super Del-
egate.
In reality, a super delegate is
a delegate who is free to pick
whomever he or she chooses at
the convention. A regular del-
egate is committed to one par-
ticular candidate based on how
voters went in the state primary.


A super delegate, however, is
a free agent. Their state might
have gone for Hillary but they
could vote for Obama. Most su-
per delegates are politicians like
senators, congressmen and gov-
ernors.
Most super delegates deny
that they are faster than a speed-
ing bullet and more powerful
than a locomotive. Some claimed
that before they were even super
delegates, however.
Eliot Spitzer, the governor of
New York, is a super delegate. He
was also implicated in a prostitu-
tion sting by the FBI. Obviously,
the $4000 call girl had kryptbnite
hidden somewhere that rendered
Spitzer merely mortal. He wasn't
fast enough to outrun that one. If
I were Spitzer, I'd go hide out in
my Fortress of Solitude until it
blows over.
Switching subjects, what in
the world possesses someone to
put their innermost secrets up on
the World Wide Web for anyone
to see?
I'm talking, of course, about
social networking sites like
MySpace and Facebook. In case
you've been living under a rock
the past three years you probably
know a little about these phe-
nomenon.
MySpace, the largest of the so-


cial networking sites, started as a
way for software company eUni-
verse to keep track of its employ-
ees and communicate with them.
It expanded from there to the
point where it is the world's 5th
largest website. It was recently
sold for $580 million.
Users write profiles of them-
selves, design the layout of their
site and add music. They invite
friends to join their site and post
information about themselves.
Facebook is basically a col-
lege version of MySpace but
recently has expanded to high
school students. It has close to
70 million users worldwide.
What I can't feature is why
somebody would want to air
their dirty laundry to hundreds,
thousands and millions of po-
tential viewers. I wouldn't have
anything to tell anybody that
would interest them.
People put the craziest stuff
on these sites. They take pictures
of themselves in their underwear
and post them on their profile
page. If I put a picture of me in
my underwear on a website, it
would drive people from the In-
ternet in droves.
Businesses have begun to
check MySpace and Facebook
before hiring people. So those


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one from getting a job or get
them fired. That's not to mention
all the creepy people who cruise
these sites.
Remember in the past how
people hid their diaries from their
little brothers and kept them un-
der lock and key? Not any more.
Now we open them up for little
brother and anyone else in the
world that wants to read them. I
can't quite figure the reasoning
behind that.
Maybe it's that MySpace and
Facebook make everyone a ce-
lebrity. Everyone has their cadre
of friends and "fans" and it feels
like fame.
I don't think I crave fame that
badly.
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and wear a cape and a utility belt
filled with my candidate's but-
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JIMMcGAULEY

As noted in an article on page
four of this edition, the Baker
County Commission is facing
two appeals later this month
from landowners denied permits
by the Land Planning Agency
because of non-compliance with
the county's land development
regulations on subdivided prop-
erty.
The best advice we can give
the county board is to grant such
exceptions very rarely, if at all.
At the crux of the dilemma is
the fact that land sellers (many
of them are not, in the strictest
sense, developers) have been
selling off parcels from larger
tracts. That triggers subdivision
requirements like paved roads,
and until newly acquired prop-
erty complies, the county by law
cannot issue building permits.
It's a mess. '
The commissioners prob-
ably have some leeway in cases
where tracts are sold off by orig-
inal owners to family members
and others, and successfully
petitioning for a zoning change
can rectify the situation.
In the case of larger tracts like
the Five Star mess west of Glen
St. Mary, the volunteer advisory
LPA turned down two such peti-
tions.
It did so with good reason.
The present owners pur-
chased tracts that rightfully fell
under the subdivision regs, and
to allow them to slip by in 2008
would be to thumb the collective
nose at established growth legis-
lation. Those rules are in effect
to protect county taxpayers from
having to foot infrastructure
costs that should rightfully be
borne by developers and passed
on to purchasers.
Baker County had more than
its share of "clean up the mess"
development in the 1970s and
1980s, and many of the tract
sellers walked away with the
cash and left us, including resi-
dents of their projects, holding
the bag.
The land development regu-
lations are designed to curb such
abuse, and the county board
would be wise to adhere to the
letter and spirit of the law. It also
has an obligation to its LPA sit-
ting to filter such requests.
As one commissioner noted
this week, disgruntled land
owners have recourse against
those who sold them tracts,
people who should have known
the ramifications of the subdivi-
sion regs, and should have acted
accordingly.
In such cases, the county is
truly "out of the picture" and
unresolved differences should
be dealt with as civil matters
vivolving the two parties.
Set the correct precedent.


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, March 13, 2008 Page 4


County board will hear two appeals from


owners in non-compliance on subdivisions


Dump truck loses bed under I-10
This dump truck bed was left propped against the 1-10 overpass Monday after the
driver headed south on SR 228 with the bed raised and struck the overpass. Driver
Jorge Vazquez of Jacksonville was cited for careless driving. Trooper Henry Cicho-
ski of FHP said Mr. Vazquez didn't realize the bed's hydraulic system was in gear,
which lifted the bed, until he struck the bridge. Fortunately, the dump truck was
empty. "That makes it a little easier," said the trooper.
PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON


Jewelry, drugs taken


from locked bedroom


The sheriff's. department is
awaiting a monetary value on
13 jewelry items taken during a
daylight burglary at the home of
Christina Force off CR 127 in the
north county on March 7.
The victim returned about
4:00 that afternoon following a
three-hour absence to find the
rear door and locked bedroom
door had been pried open. Three
bottles of prescription medica-
tion and a locked box containing
the jewelry were missing.
Among the items were rings,
bracelets and necklaces.
Ms. Force told Deputy Gavin
Sweat several persons are aware
she keeps drugs in the locked
bedroom, but she was unable to
name a suspect.
Victims named former tenants
and an acquaintance in several
other thefts from homes during
the past week.
Johnny Johnson reported a
flat-screen television valued at
$800 was taken from his resi-
dence off Mud Lake Rd. be-
tween March 5-7. He gave police
the name of a suspect who had
stayed there recently for a week.
Two ex-tenants of Roger
Robinson were named as sus-.
pects in the disappearance of a
new $700 chain-saw and a dia-
mond ring valued at $700 from
his residence off CR 229. He


Judge gives

defendant

deathpenalty

The fourth and final defen-
dant in the July, 2005 murder
case involving an infirm Jack-
sonville couple who was buried
alive received the death penalty
on March 6.
Tiffany Cole of South Caroli-
na thus became the only women
currently on Death Row, and the
first female sentenced to death
in Jacksonville since 1984. Ms.
Cole earlier was convicted by a
jury that took but 40 minutes be-
fore deciding her fate in Novem-
ber.
Co-defendant Alan Wade re-
ceived the same sentence the pre-
vious week, and Michael Jackson
is already on Death Row. Mr.
Wade and Bruce Nixon, who re-
ceived 50 years in a plea agree-
ment where he testified against
the others, are both former Baker
County residents.
All four hatched a plot to
steal bank cards from Reggie
and Carol Sumner in July, 2005.
They buried the Sumners alive in
a grave north of the Baker-Charl-
ton county line after kidnapping
them from their southside home.


reported the thefts March 5, and
said they could have taken place
in February.
Thomas Waldrep named an
ex-tenant as a suspect in the theft
of a $150 pistol from his home
off Abernathy Circle in Sander-
son. He reported the theft March
5 and said he last saw the pistol
in mid-December.
Mary Wynne named ac-
quaintance Mary Thornton, 28,
of Macclenhy as the likely sus-
pect in the theft of $303 using
her bank card on March 1. She
told police she gave the newly
issued card to Ms. Thornton to
activate it, and the latter returned
it saying it was unusable.
Ms. Wynne said she attempt-
ed to use a replacement card
on March 3 and it was rejected
because the earlier amount had
been debited.
The suspect has the same ad-
dress off Jeff Starling Rd. as the
victim.
Timothy Harrison, 22, of
Sanderson was arrested for tres-
passing at the residence of Mi-
chelle Craft on Largo Lane on
March 8.
A neighbor reported the sus-
pect on the property that after-
noon about 3:30 and when Dep-
uty Ben Anderson responded he
saw Mr. Harrison coming out of
the residence.
An estimated $300 damage
resulted when someone smeared
tar on the concrete wall of a home
under construction off Glen
Farms Rd. between February
29 and March 3. A Jacksonville
Beach-based contractor reported
the incident.


BY JOEL ADDINGTON
Press Staff
To build a home, construct an
addition, or even repair the roof
of an old trailer in Baker County,
you need a building permit.
The problem for many prop-
erty owners is their lots don't
conform to county land devel-
opment regulations, which make
them ineligible for permits.
The county commission will
hear two such cases at its next
meeting March 17.
Some tracts of land are divid-
ed so much, the remaining lots
are too small for their zoning
category. That can be fixed by
paying a fee and applying for a
zoning change.
Other properties, though,
when carved off larger tracts
of land, become non-conform-
ing because no more than one
division is allowed without trip-
ping regulations requiring paved
roads. Those regulations are
in place to ensure subdivisions
aren't created without improve-
ments to support them.


Those instances are becom-
ing more and more common in
Baker County, and the property
owners' only recourse other
than spending thousands of dol-
lars to pave a road is to appeal
their case to the Land Planning
Agency (LPA), a five member
board.
"I assume with the volume
of cases taken to the LPA, there
are very many non-conforming
lots," said Planning Director Ed
Preston.
Last month, the LPA denied
two appeals and granted a third.
Four more appeals are expected
to be heard during this month's
LPA meeting March 27.
Mr. Preston said he expects
this pattern to continue.
"We work with each individ-
ual case and try to find a solu-
tion," said Mr. Preston. "Only
when we can't figure out how
to make it work with an exist-
ing provision (of the land devel-
opment regulations), then we
have them appeal to the LPA for
relief."


Estranged boyfriend charged

An 18-year-old estranged lence were filed March 7 against
boyfriend was arrested for aggra- Tommy L. Phillips, 28, and his
vated domestic violence for al- estranged 27-year-old wife Jodie
legedly pushing and striking his following a physical confronta-
girlfriend, 17, at her residence in tion at a residence off North 8th
Glen St. Mary late on March 5. St. in Macclenny.
The more serious charge is The altercation took place in
due to the fact that the girlfriend, front of two of the couple's chil-
who was not injured, is four dren, said Deputy Pete Quinley,
months pregnant. She claims al- and both parties gave him differ-
leged assailant Joshua Geiger is ing versions of events that took
the baby's father, place at the home of Mr. Phillips'
Two male witnesses to the mother. Mr. Phillips denied strik-
incident just after 11:00 pm told ing or pushing his wife, admit-
Deputy Darrin Whitaker they ting only to licking her on the
concurred with the victim's nose.
version of events. She said Mr. A criminal complaint was
Geiger entered the residence off filed March 5 against Christo-
George Taber Blvd. in an agi- pher Graves, 36, for allegedly
tated state, demanding to fight choking wife Rebecca, 26, and
one of the witnesses, 19-year-old wrestling her to the ground dur-
James Colbert. He was described ing an argument at an address off
as the teen's roommate. .CR 122 in north Baker County.
In other incidents, criminal. Deputy John Hardin said the
complaints for domestic vio- wife made the complaint late that


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When those appeals are
denied as they were recently, the
next step is to bring the case to
the county commission, which
must judge each appeal based
the individual circumstances.
However, some commission-
ers did share their general views
on dealing with non-conforming
lots this week.
CommissionerAlex Robinson
said he'd prefer to see non-con-
forming lots made conforming
and allow property owners to
move forward with plans.
"Unless it's going to sit
vacant forever, we need to make.
it a conforming lot," he said.
Commissioner Julie Combs
said she tends to side with own-
ers whose lots were conform-
ing when purchased but became
non-conforming after additional
lots were sold from the original
tract, or in cases where the coun-
ty previously granted move-on
permits.
"Once you've granted permis-
sion, you don't go back later and
say I made a mistake," she said.


"I also have a lot ofcompas-
sion for family land," said Ms.
Combs in reference to property
sold or deeded away to family
members.
In other cases, where property
owners buy non-conforming lots,
even if the sellers don't tell them
they're not conforming, Ms.
Combs said she may not grant an
appeal.
"Their complaint is with the
person that sold them the prop-
erty, not the county," she said.
Commissioner Mark Hartley
said it's unfortunate that peo-
ple sell property without fully
informing the buyer. "It's a
shame there's not a mechanism
to stop this," he said. "That
would be nice."
Commissioner Mike Griffis
said he would pay close attention
to the LPA's decision, but not
necessarily follow it.
"I weigh heavily on their rec-
ommendation," he said of LPA
board members. "I hate to go
against the LPA, but there are
cases where we do that rarely."


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Several will undergo vaccinations after cat

involved in attacks is found to have rabies


Residents around the neighborhood of Estate St.
just south of Interstate 10 off SR 121 who may have
come into contact with an aggressive, calico white
female cat in recent days should get in touch with
the Baker County Health Department.
The state health lab in Jacksonville confirmed on


Motorist injured as SUVswerves into Cedar Creek...
The driver of this GMC sustained a leg injury the afternoon of March 11 when the southbound vehicle overcorrected on the west shoulder
of CR 125 near Cedar Creek and careened into a swampy, water-filled area off the east shoulder. In this photo, Higginbotham's Wrecker
of Glen St. Mary pulls out the soggy SUV The highway patrol did not release the name of the driver, nor whether he was charged.


Three cases of

in three days ii
Three felony drug possession
arrests were made in as many
days last week, all involving
motorists stopped in the vicinity
of the Club 229 north of Sand-
erson.
Deputy Wayne Limbaugh
said he stopped a Nissan Sentra
driven by Telv Coleman, 18, of
Macclenny as it drove through
an area directly behind the club.
He was advised moments before
by Deputy Mike Hauge that the
Nissan had a broken tail light.
The suspect initially refused
to give his name, then allegedly
resisted efforts by the deputy
to handcuff him. A subsequent
search of the Nissan turned up
three small plastic bags with
marijuana in them packaged
for sale and another larger
baggie with crack cocaine rocks
inside.
Deputy Limbaugh" also
learned the license tag belonged
on another vehicle and expired in
2002. Mr. Coleman had $452 in
one of his pockets.
'ie was booked for possession
of 3.7 grams of cocaine with
intent to sell, a second-degree
felony, possession of marijuana
with intent to sell, driving on a
suspended license and resisting
arrest without violence, in addi-
tion to the improper tag citation.
About midnight the next
day, the same two deputies col-
laborated in the arrest of Dontay
Johnson, 20, of Olustee after
pulling him over in a 1997 Buick
with a faulty brake light.
Deputy Limbaugh said he fol-
lowed the vehicle from near the
intersection of CR 127 and Tony
Givens Rd. south to US 90, and
when he turned on emergency
lights to stop it, he saw Mr.
Johnson toss several items out
the window. The officer said a
subsequent search of the ground
nearby turned up rocks of crack.
Mr. Johnson, who is under
house arrest except to go to and
from work, initially said he was
in the area to visit his mother, a
statement the officers learned was
untrue. The court order mandates
he be back home by midnight.
He was booked on an ad-
ditional count of attempting to
tamper with evidence.
Todd Winfred, 23, of Sand-
erson was booked for felony
possession of crack cocaine he
allegedly tossed out a window
after Deputy Erik Deloach got
behind his vehicle near the Club
229 the afternoon of March 3.
The officer said the volume
of the stereo in the suspect's ve-
hicle was loud enough to clearly
hear from at least 25 feet away
as he drove to the rear of the club
property. Deputy Deloach said
Mr. Winfred threw a yellow ci-
gar container out the passenger
window, and it contained several
rocks.
He was booked for sale and
possession within 1000 feet of
the adjoining community center,
a first-degree felony.
A 16-year-old male student
at the Alternative School in west
Macclenny was charged with
felony possession of prescription
medication and misdemeanor
possession of marijuana the
morning of March 6.
Principal John Staples
searched the student after being
alerted about suspicious activ-
ity by staff members just before
8:00 am, according to a report by


felony drug possession made

n neighborhood of Club 229
campus deputy Tracie Benton. The Alternative School hous-
The boy initially told officials .es disruptive students whose
he was wearing pants belonging behavior excludes them from
to an older brother, and was not regular high school and middle
aware the drugs were in pockets. school classes.


March 10 that the cat had rabies.
The diagnosis ignited an effort
to vaccinate up to ten persons, in-
cluding a guest at the Travelodge,
and a sweep of the area for other
stray pets that may have come
into contact with the diseased cat
thought to have belonged at one
time to a neighbor who died sev-
eral years ago.
Tonya Nipper, who lives off Es-
tates, shot the animal the evening
of March 8 after it attacked her
6-year-old daughter Shelby while
she played outside. The child was
bitten on the stomach and back, ac-
cording to a report by the sheriff's
department.
Late that afternoon, Charlene
Rozier reported the same cat at-
tacked her 7-month-old boxer dog
as she walked around her back
yard. The dog was both bitten and
scratched.


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Animal control was notified and arranged to
have the animal's head analyzed at the state lab.
Terry Graham, the county's environmental health
director, said Ms. Nipper's gunshot did not damage
the cat's head or brain, and that in turn made the


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"We placed several dogs from that neighborhood
under quarantine and we're looking for other ani-
mals that may have come in contact even indirectly
with this cat," said Georgia Monfort of the county's
animal control department. "That could have hap-
pened with something as simple as a saliva ex-
E change at a feed bowl, and a lot of
people feed their animals outside."
1 .1 As for strays in the area, she said
disease that the law requires they be put down.
nd brain tissue The state also requires rabies vac-
hed in saliva cinations and tags proving it on
her animals animals kept by humans.
ly via a bite She said particular attention is
als are usually being paid to a large stray cat popu-
y drool because nation in a wooded area adjacent to
saliva the Burger King restaurant across
n, immediately 121 from the Estate intersection.
rith soap and As of mid-week, both depart-
to an emer- ments are hoping to complete no-
ve a description tification of persons who need the
ts location series of six vaccinations at the
animal, be care- health department. They include
the head; avoid Ms. Monfort and two others on her
n if it is dead staff, three motel employees, the
ur veterinarian Nippers, Ms. Rozier and at least
ats and ferrets one other neighbor, and two guests
at the Travelodge. One of them has
since departed the area, and the
motel is attempting to track him down.
Anyone with questions about rabies (see inset)
or about the Estates St. case should call either Mr.
Giaham at 259-3569 or Ms. Monfort at 259-6786.


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State school funding

could fall by $1 million


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Chamber holds quarterly mixer at county admin ofce...
Baker County Chamber of Commerce held its quarterly business social at the county administration board room March 6. Each quarter, different chamber members host
the event. According to chamber director Daryl Register, the socials are an opportunity for members to make business contacts and connections. Sanderson Commissioner
Julie Combs addressed the crowd of nearly 40 attendees, briefly touching on planning efforts in developing more local recreation opportunities for Baker County residents, in
particular, teenagers. (above) Planning and Zoning Director Ed Preston (standing, left) and NEFSH Administrator Joe Infantino, chat with other chamber members.



'Big box retail center approved by city;


will await approval by Community Affairs


BY JOEL ADDINGTON
Press Staff
What could become the first
big box retail development in the
City of Macclenny has one last
hurdle to pass before construc-
tion including the widening
of a portion of SR 228 can
move forward: approval from
the state's Department of Com-
munity Affairs.
The city granted final ap-
proval March 11 of a develop-
ment agreement with PCF Com-
mercial of Wisconsin, who has
agreed to,.lnd,$2.6 million in
.road improvements to accom-
modate the project, as well as
changes to the city's comprehen-
sive plan. .
The project's planner, Tony
Robbins of Jacksonville, said
he expects a response from the
department within 30 days. If
approved by the state, the proj-
ect known as Baker Commons
can move forward, namely the
purchase of 94 acres on the
northeast corner of the 1-10 in-
terchange with SR 228 by PCF
from a number of local families.
Baker Commons also includes
sit-down and fast food restau-

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rants, gas pumps and a hotel.
While Mr. Robbins said its
unknown what retailers or res-
taurants would end up in Baker
Commons, when discussing the
project he used the names of
chain restaurants like Applebees
and Cracker Barrel to refer to
the kinds of businesses people
could expect.
Mr. Robbins also made it
clear that his client, PCF, would
be responsible for widening SR
228 from two undivided lanes
to four divided lanes, no matter
how much it costs.
"He (the developer) is on the
hook for the improvement, not
the $2.6 million (figure)," said
Mr. Robbins.
He added that the agreement
requires the widening be com-
plete before the city grants oc-
cupancy permits for buildings
inside Baker Commons.

Buresh to speak
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station WAWS 30 in Jacksonv-
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meeting Wednesday, March 13
at noon at Macclenny Church of
Christ.
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week also agreed to send other
comprehensive plan changes
- those needed to comply with
school concurrency require-
ments to DCA for review. The
changes add a Public Schools Fa-
cilities Element to the plan out-
lining how the city will work in
cooperation with the school dis-
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capacity exists prior to new resi-
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In addition, the commission
instructed its financial advisor,
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Annual St. Marys
clean-up Saturday
This Saturday morning marks
the annual St. Mary's River
cleanup day in Baker and three
other counties bordering the
scenic river.
The local effort begins at 8:00
at the Boy Scout Camp landing
off Steel Bridge Rd. north of
Macclenny. Similar efforts will
take place in Nassau County in
Florida and counties in Georgia.
The clean-up is traditionally
followed by a celebration lunch
at White Oak Plantation.
For more details on the Baker
County effort, call 904-261-
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on refinancing the city's $2.5
million in bonds from 1996 to
take advantage of lower interest
rates in the bond market.
"The rates are really good,"
MCr. Weathers told the commis-
sion.
He said the city could save
about $280,000 in debt service
payments over the next 18 years,
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instructional positions will not
be filled due to the hiring freeze
that's now in place.
"We've done some very pro-
active things," said Ms. Barton.
"Out-of-state
travel is a no-
no and kids WHERE D(
basically pay GET Fl
their way (for
school trips)." It cost $41.8 m
However, er County scho
next year is 2007. Here are
when the dis- sources:
trict must fully State sour
comply with
the small class Federal an
size amend- the state $
ment approved Local $7.5
by voters in
2002. SOURCE: FL
And while GENERAL'S REF
Ms. Barton
said the district
thus far has done "a really good
job of complying by putting on
additional staff," coming into


full compliance with the amend-
ment could put further.strain oh
the district's budget, "if they
don't give us another year."
She also dispelled rumors that
some high school sports pro-
grams would
be eliminated.
SCHOOLS "We're not
looking at any
DING? of the sports
)n to fund Bak- programs," said
n tofundBak- Ms. Barton.
Sin fiscal year Ho wevear,
e main funding she said the
district's policy
s $30 million is to first and
federal through foremost pro-
7 million tect academ-
ics as much a'
million possible.
"If it doesn't
RIDA AUDITOR directly impact
IT FY 2007 classrooms, we
look real close
at it to make
those decisions," she said, refer-
ring to decisions about how to
save money.


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More suspended license arrests in


neighborhood with drug activity
A number of motorists. Wayne Limbaugh stopped the driver from an earlier stop
stopped north of Sanderson off 1997 Ford pickup driven by Mr. February. Ms. Mallory's li
CR 127 by deputies on routine Rowe after it pulled out on CR has at least three suspen
patrol turned out to be driving on 127 in front of the police cruiser. and the officer noted she
suspended licenses. Deputy Jeremy Moran de- stopped also by another d
Such was the case when termined the license of Michael late last month and charge(
Deputy Michael Hauge chased a Christopher, 35, of Glen St. the same offense.
northbound 1997 Ford at speeds Mary was under a six-time sus- The traffic stop took
up to 100 mph about 2:40 am on pension as an habitual offender about 11:00 am on March
March 8, arresting Eddie Fields, after he stopped the suspect in CR 127.
34, of Macclenny after he got out south Macclenny the evening of Lynwood Kirk, 31,
of the vehicle in the rear yard to a March4. George, Ga. was arrested
residence off Rush Lane. The officer said a front head- driving on three earlier si
r A computer check revealed light was out on Mr. Christo- sions and careless driving
Mr.Fields' license had five prior pher's 1996 Ford pickup about evening of March 3.
suspensions. He was arrested and 7:00 that evening when he Deputy Hauge said Mr.
,also ticketed for careless driving stopped it at 6th St. and Willis evaded him through traffic
and having an expired tag. Hodges Rd. He also charged the turning off CR 127 onto
Deputy Hauge first spotted driver for having an open beer Givens Rd., and he caug
the car near Tony Givens Rd., can in the vehicle, with the suspect in the pa
and followed it at high speed Aaron Simmons, 33, of lot of Cuz's One-Stop in
until it turned left onto Rush and Sanderson was stopped in the person.
became bogged down in a rain- same area just before midnight A charge of driving w
soaked yard. on March 5 when Deputy Chris a license will be dropped
Officers often patrol neigh- Walker noticed no tag light on ing the deportation of R
borhoods north of Sanderson be- his 2000 Nissan. A computer Fransisco, 27, the morni
cause of frequent drug activity, check revealed five prior suspen- March 8.
S Late in the evening of the same sions. Deputy Patrick McG
day and in the same neighbor- Dpt Patrick McG
day and in the same neighbor- Deputy Gavin Sweat said said he stopped the suspect
hood, Paul Rowe, 54, of Sand- he stopped a 2002 GMC driven ing a 1992 Chevrolet sedar
person was arrested for having by Heather Mallory, 21, of Glen it failed to stop at CRs 12
:four prior suspensions. Deputy 't Mnrv when ha re.cnonidl the 197 npnr Cllvl.r It w.c l2t
St. Marv when he recognized the 127 near Cuyler. It was lat(


Funeral home looted


of$17K in cash, checks


SGuerry Funeral Home in Mac-
clenny is minus an estimated
,$17,000 in checks and cash after
;someone pilfered a locked safe
,and other property from a closet
in.the living quarters of the build-
ing on US 90 east.
SOwner Bill Guerry reported
the theft on March 3, and esti-
mated it occurred sometime af-
,ter February 29. He told police
,a church group used the chapel
on the east end of the one-story
,building that weekend and some-
"one could have had access to the
other end where the safe was
stored.
': Mr. Guerry estimated $9000
cin checks made out to the funeral
-home were in a brief case taken


from the closet, and $8000 in
cash was stored in the safe, along
with a check book and other
items.
He also reported keys taken
from an air conditioning room
outside the main building.
Deputy Jeremy Moran said
there was no sign of forced entry
to the premises.


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license
sions,
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termined that Mr. Fransisco is in
this country illegally. He has a
Sanderson address.

Democrats to meet
The Baker County Democrat
Party committee will hold its
monthly meeting at 7:00 pm on
Tuesday, March 18 at the Gerson
residence, 152 S. College St.
Guest speaker will be Lizzie
Jenkins, chairman of the party's
black caucus. The meeting also
includes a pot luck supper. For
more details, call 259-9590.


DUIarrests


where drugs


aresuspected
Two Baker County motorists
arrested the past week for DUI
may have been impaired by pre-
scription drugs not alcohol.
A breath test administered at
county jail to James Ratliff, 20,
of Macclenny did not detect the
presence of alcohol in his system
early the morning of March 9.
However, Mr. Ratliff, the driver
of a 2002 Chevrolet pickup in-
volved in an earlier accident
west of Glen St. Mary, refused to
submit to a blood analysis.
Deputy Mike Hauge, who in-
vestigated the wreck at US 90
and CR 139 about 12:30, said
Mr. Ratliff failed field sobriety
tests at the scene. Refusal to con-
sent to the test is sufficient for
the DUI charge in Florida.
Matthew McMahan, 28, of
St. George, Ga. refused to sub-
mit to a urine test when he was
brought to jail in the early af-
ternoon of March 4 after failing
sobriety tests by Deputy Ben An-
derson.
Mr. McMahan admitted to the.
officer he was on several medi-
cations, and two empty pill bot-
tles were found in his 2000 Ford
after it was stopped in the park-
ing lot of the Amoco station in
downtown Macclenny. Deputy
.Anderson said he requested the
field testing after noting Mr. Mc-
Mahan's flushed facial features,
slurred speech and bloodshot
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, March 13, 2008 Page 8



Westside students send Easter overseas


1200 eggsprepared for troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and Korea


BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Press Staff
For the sixth year, students
of Westside Elementary School
and their parents are participat-
ing in the Easter Eggs for the
Military project.
Approximately) 1200
eggs will be sent o'er-
seas to soldiers in
locations such as
Iraq, Afghanistan
and Korea.
The project
was originally
spearheaded
by Westside
librarian An-
nette Vines,
whose son -
Vernon was .
then serving -
in Iraq.
"It was im-
portant for the
enlisted men to
know that they
were being sup-
ported back home,"
she said.
A notice calling
for the special eggs was
placed in the Februar) is-
sue of Westside's school news-
letter and sent home with each
student. The egg project is vol-
untary, but some teachers like
to take it on as a service project
done in class.
Tamela Binn's third graders
are one class that produced eggs
as a group this year.
Ms. Binn began by showing
the class a world map and iden-
tifying the location of Iraq. The
students then talked about fam-
ily members and friends who
were in different branches of the
military and currently serving a
tour of duty.
"Why is it important for us to
make this ,gesture?" she asked
the class. The overall consensus
of the students was that it is im-
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extra stars.
Then the students were in-
structed to write a note of en-
couragement and sign their first
name.
"I wrote a poem for mine,"
said Gavin Register. "It goes like
this: 'Freely, gladly, this country
is free. The respect goes to you,
for saving me, too.
Other sentiments followed,
all made up by the students:
"Thank you for saving our
country; The country is free
because of you; You're the
reason I'm safe."
"You students are giving
me chills," said Ms. Binn.

Third grader Zachary Bingham
picks out an egg in Ms. Binn's class.
PHOTO BY KEI.LEY LANNIGAN


"I'm very impressed."
The notes were then neatly
folded into very small squares
and tucked into brightly colored
plastic eggs along with pieces of
hard candy. Clear tape sealed the
eggs to keep them from opening
and spilling their contents dur-
ing their long journey.
"We hear from soldiers ev-
ery year after Easter," said Ms.
Vines. "We often get back pho-
tos of soldiers holding their eggs
and letters. One soldier sent
back a flag that had flown over
the base he served in."
According to Ms. Vines, the
most memorable response re-
ceived from a soldier: "I can't
believe the Easter Bunny actu-
ally found us in Iraq. Thanks so
much!"


Shot clinic is scheduled
Parents of sixth grade public
school students, please arrange
for your children to get the re-
quired shots before they enter
the seventh grade next fall.
Florida requires they have the
series of Hepatitis B, a second
MMR and a tetanus booster.
A free shot clinic is scheduled
at the Family Service Center on
April 22 from 1:00-5:00 pm.
Call 259-6551 to make an ap-
pointment.


Godwin reunion
The Alfred and Mary God-
win family reunion will be
held Saturday, March 15, 2008
from 10:30-until at Mt. Zion
(Swift Creek) Primitive Bap-
tist Church, County Road 231A
north of Lake Butler. Bring your
favorite dish.
For additional information,
call 386-755-5580 or 386-752-
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good it feels to unexpectedly
get something nice in the mail
and stressed how good it would
make the soldiers feel to know
someone at home is thinking of
them.
She passed out small pieces of
paper printed with a line draw-
ing of an American flag. The
class discussed the significance
of the flag's stars and stripes
design: 13 stripes for the origi-
nal colonies and 50 stars for the
states.
The students used red and
blue pencils to color the stripes
and the background of the stars.
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NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
SThe Baker County District School Board will
rold the following public hearing on Monday,
March 17, 2008, at 6:30 pm in the Baker County
School Board Room located at the Baxter Volun-
teer Fire Department, Station 60, located at 27310
CR 127, Baxter, Florida.
Approval of new and revised School Board
policies.
This document is available for review at the
Baker County School Board Office, located at 392
South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Florida begin-
ning Thursday, February 13, 2008 between the
hours of 8:30 am and 3:00 pm.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
Paula T. Barton
Superintendent of Schools
2/13-3/13
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 02-2008-CP-0008


IN RE: The Estate of:
CANDICE TAYLOR BLANKS,

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
(One PR)
The administration of the estate of CANDICE
TAYLOR BLANKS, deceased, File Number 02-2008-
CP-0008, is pending in the Probate Court, Baker
County, Florida, the address of which is: 339 East
Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, FL 32063,
The names and addresses of the personal represen-
tative and the personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT;
All persons on whom this notice is served, who have
objections that challenge the validity of the will, the
qualifications of the personal representative, venue,
or jurisdiction of this court, are required to file their
objections with this court, WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent, and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against the decedent's estate,
on whom a copy of this notice is served, within three
months after the date of the first publication of this
notice, must file their claims with this court, WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent, and persons
having claims or demands against decedent's
estate, must file their claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this notice is
February 28, 2008.

KITTY P. BLANKS
Personal Representative


FRANK E. MALONEY, JR., Esquire
Attorney for Personal Representative
445 East Macclenny Avenue
Macclenny, FL 32063
(904) 259-3155
Florida Bar No.: 142990
2/oA-3/on


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 02-2008-DR-077
IN RE: The Marriage of:
MARLAYNA CHRISTINE YALE,
Petitioner/Wife,
And
DAVID PAUL YALE,
Respondent/Husband.

NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: DAVID PAUL YALE
P.O. Box 2146
Mango, FL 33550
You are notified that an action has been filed
against you and that you are required to serve a
copy of your defenses, if any, to it on Petitioner's
attorneys FELICIA A. WILCOX, Three Rivers Legal
Services, Inc., The Legacy Building, 1725 Oakhurst
Avenue, Suite C, Jacksonville, FL 32208, phone:
904-394-7450 on or before April 11, 2008 and file
the original with the clerk of this Court at Baker
County Courthouse, 339 East Macclenny Avenue,
Macclenny, FI 32063 before service on Petitioner
or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a
default may be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court documents in this case,
including orders, are available at the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office. You may review these docu-
ments upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court's
office notified of your current address. (You may
file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme
Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915) Future
papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the
address on record at the clerk's office.
Warning: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law
Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic
disclosure of documents and information. Failure
to comply can result in sanctions, including dis-
missal or striking of pleadings.


Dated: March 6, 2008


3/6-27


Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Sherri Dugger
Deputy Clerk


M&S MINI-STORAGE
127 Lowder Street South
Macclenny, Florida 32063
Phone: 904-259-6682
Fax: 904-259-9273
The following units containing such property
as furniture, household goods, etc., will be sold at
public auction on March 21, 2008, at noon to pay
back rent. Tenant has up until the time of the sale
to satisfy back rent.
Unit #44 Robin Ruise
Unit #61 Katrina Roberts
Unit #62 Earl Sine
Unit #65 Cynthia Shivalive
Unit #77 Subway

3/13-20
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE 8TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO.: 02-07-CA-0151

HSBC MORTGAGE CORPORATION (USA)
Plaintiff,
vs.

NESTOR ARTEAGA, et al.,
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order or Final Judgment scheduling foreclosure
sale entered on February 28, 2008 in this case
now pending in said Court, the style of which is
indicated above.
I will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash in the Baker County Courthouse, 339 East
Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida, at 11:00
am on the 1st day of April, 2008,'the'folloWing de-
scribed property as set forth in said Order or Final
Judgment, to wit:
Lot 123, Old Nursery Plantation, accord-
ing to Plat thereof as recorded in Plat
Book 2, Page 85 and 85A-J of the current
public records of Baker County, Florida.
a/k/a 7808 Cahone Court, Macclenny,
FL 32063
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the prop-
erty owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must
file a claim within 60 days after the sale.
ENTERED at Baker County, Florida, this 29th
day of February, 2008.
Al Fraser
As Clerk, Circuit Court
Baker, Florida
By: Jamie Crews
As Deputy Clerk
SPEAR & HOFFMAN, P.A.
Dadeland Executive Center
9700 South Dixie Highway,
Suite 610
Miami, Florida 33156
Telephone: 305-670-2299
3/6-13
RECREATIONAL TRAILS PROGRAM
Baker County is proposing to apply for a $592,000
grant from the 2008 Florida DEP Recreational
Trails Program. This grant will be used to fund
the development of recreational trails and support
facilities at St. Mary's Shoals Park.

A public meeting will be held for the purpose of
discussing the project as proposed in the applica-
tions. The meeting will be held at the Baker County
Commission chambers on Thursday, March 13,
2008 at 1:30 pm.

According to the Americans with Disabilities Act,
person needing a special accommodations or an
interpreter to participate in a public hearing should
contact the Administration Department at 904-
259-3613 at least 48 hours prior to the time of
the hearing.
3/6-13
NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
Pursuant to Ch. 715.109 FS and/or 83.801 and/or
677.210 FS etal United American Lien & Recovery
as agent with power of attorney will sell at public
auction the following property(s) to the highest
bidder subject to any liens for the purpose of sat-
isfying claim of lien and/or disposition of aban-
doned property(s); owner/lienholder may redeem
property(s) for cash sum of lien; all auctions held
in reserve.
Inspect 1 week prior @ lien facility; cash or cashier
check; 15% buyer prem; any persons interested ph
954-563-1999.
Sale date March 21, 2008 @ 10:00 am at 3411 NW
9th Avenue, #707, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309.
1667 1991 Utility trl, vin #: 1UYVS2535MM542502
tenant: Mark Newton.
Licensed & bonded auctioneers flab422 flau 765
& 1911.
3/6-13
PUBLIC NOTICE
In compliance with Florida Statute 1013.721, the
School District of Baker County, Florida is seeking
proposals from qualified businesses with operations
in Baker County Florida interested in partnering with
the district in A Business-Community (ABC) School
Program. The proposal is for the Business to pro-
vide facilities, which includes the associated oper-
ating and upkeep expenses. The School District of
Baker County will provide an educational program for
the children of the business' employees consistent
with the Baker County School District's approved el-
ementary instructional time.
An ABC (A Business-Community) School is
defined as a public school offering instruction to
students from kindergarten through third grade in a
facility owned or leased by a business. For informa-
tion, please call (904) 259-6251.
3/13


The St. Johns River Water Management District
has received the applications) for Environmental
Resource Permit(s) from: Lowe's Home Centers,
Inc., 1605 Curtis Bridge Road, Wilkesboro, NC
28697, application #40-003-115238-1. The project
is located in Baker County, Section 5, Township
3 South, Range 22 East. The ERP application is
for construction of a surface water management
system for a 39.6-acre commercial development
known as Lowes of Macclenny.
The file(s) containing each of the above-listed
applications) are available for inspection Monday
through Friday except for legal holidays, 8:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m. at the St. Johns River Water Manage-
ment District Headquarters or the appropriate ser-
vice center. Written objections to the application
may be made, but should be filed with (received
by) the District Clerk, 4049 Reid St., Palatka, Florida
32177-1429, no later than 14 days from the date of
publication. Written objections should identify the
objector by name and address, and fully describe
the objection to the application. Filing a written
objection does not entitle you to a Chapter 120,
Florida Statutes, Administrative Hearing. Only those
persons whose substantial interests are affected by
the application and who file a petition meeting the
requirements of Sections 120.596 and 120.57, Flor-
ida Statutes, and Chapter 28-106, Florida Adminis-
trative Code, may obtain an Administrative hearing.
All timely filed written objections will be presented
to the Board for consideration in its deliberations
on application prior to the Board taking action on
the application.


Gloria Lewis, Director,
Division of Permit Data Services
St. Johns River Water Management District
3/13
SIN THE OIRCUIT COURTOF THE EIGHTH-
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT ..-,,
IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE INC,
Plaintiff,
CASE NO.: 02-2007-CA-0164
vs. DIVISION:
HUNT O. WITHEY, et al,
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
HUNT O. WITHEY
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:8073 US 90 WEST
GLEN SAINT MARY, FL
32040
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HERE-
IN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER
SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose
a mortgage on the following property in BAKER
County, Florida:
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN
SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE
21 EAST, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND
BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED
AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTH-
EAST CORNER OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE
SOUTHWEST 1/4 OFTHE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF
SECTION 35, AND RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES
35 MINUTES 14 SECONDS WEST, ALONG
THE NORTH LINE OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE
SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4,
25.00 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 21 DEGREES
47 MINUTES 48 SECONDS WEST, 451.40
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE
PARCEL OF LAND HEREIN DESCRIBED; RUN
THENCE SOUTH 24 DEGREES 08 MINUTES
12 SECONDS EAST, 260.80 FEET, MORE OR
LESS TO THE NORTHERLY RIGHT OF WAY
LINE OF U.S. HIGHWAY NO. 90; THENCE
SOUTH 66 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 46 SEC-
ONDS WEST, ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY
LINE, 175.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 24
DEGREES 08 MINUTES 12 SECONDS EAST,
260.80 FEET; THENCE NORTH 66 DEGREES
26 MINUTES 46 SECONDS EAST, 175.00 FET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO
EASEMENT FOR THE PUBLIC ROAD OVER
AND ACROSS THE EAST 25 FEET THEREOF,
ALSO KNOW AS PARCEL 28.
has been filed against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses within 30
days after the first publication, if any, on Florida
Default Law Group, P.L., Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is 9119 Corporate Lake Drive, Suite 300,
Tampa, Florida 33634, and file the original with this
Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief demanded in the
Complaint or petition.
This notice shall be published once each week
for two consecutive weeks in the The Baker County
Press.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on
this 5th day of March, 2008.

Al Fraser
Clerk of the Court
By: Jamie Crews
As Deputy Clerk
Invoice to & Copy to:
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
PO. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F07047215
SUNTRUST-VA-R-abiven
3/13-20


Macclenny


Am3H er and Saw Inc.







SALES, SERVICE & PARTS


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ST. JOHNS RIVER WATER
MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
NOTICE OF INTENT TO AMEND/ADOPT RULES
The St. Johns River Water Management District
(District) gives notice of its intent to amend the fol-
lowing:
Chapter 40C-4, FA.C., and the associated
Applicant's Handbook: Management and Storage
of Surface Waters ("A.H."), regarding financial re-
sponsibility covering mitigation banks costs, due to
the amendment.of Section 704.04(6), F.S., in the
2007 legislative session.
The proposed rule amendment would delete
the requirement in Section 12.4.8(j), A.H., that the
financial responsibility cost estimate for mitigation
banks include property taxes.
The specific rule section that will be changed
is 40C-4.091(1)(a), EA.C., which incorporates by
reference the Applicant's Handbook: Management
and Storage of Surface Waters, including amended
sections 12.4.8.
Chapter 400-400, FA.C., to clarify the scope
of the noticed general permit authorized by 400-
400.443, F.A.C., for minor bridge activities by the
Florida Department of Transportation, counties, and
municipalities, and clarify the 0.25 acre wetlands
and other surface water impact area limitations
in the noticed general permit authorized by 400-
400.447, F.A.C.
The specific rule sections that will be change
are 40C-400.443 and 400-400.447, FA.C.
The above listed rule will be adopted (filed with
the Department of State) no sooner than 14 days
following publication of this notice and will be ef-
fective 20 days after filing. This notice is only a
summary of the foregoing rule; a copy of the com-
plete text of the rule may be obtained by writing
Norma Messer, Rules Coordinator, St. Johns River
Water Management District, 4049 Reid Street, Pal-
atka, Florida 32177-2529, by mailing nmesser@
sjrwmd.com, or by visiting the District's website at
*YWdlw sjrwmd.com.;ose ,f ,;i!3savo ...',.' -*;. ..'. -
3/13

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR BAKER
COUNTY,FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: Estate of
FILE NO. 02-2008-CP-06
MARK ROBERT WRIGHT,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of MARK ROB-
ERT WRIGHT, deceased, whose date of death was
October 30, 2007, is pending in the Circuit Court for
BAKER County, Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is 339 E. Macclenny, FL 32063. The
names and addresses of the personal representa-
tive and the personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against decedent's es-
tate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS
OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice is
March 13, 2008.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
DANIEL W. DOBBINS
Florida Bar No. 0263176
DANIELW. DOBBINS, PA.
1330 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Telephone: (850) 222-1910
Fax: (850) 224-2666
Personal Representative:
Deborah D. Zurschmiede
1419 Avondale Way
Tallahassee, FL 32317
3/13-20

HIGGINBOTHAM'S TOWING & RECOVERY
P.O. BOX 1120, US 90 WEST
GLEN ST. MARY, FL. 32040-1120
Phone (904) 259-4375 FAX (904) 259-6146
The following vehicle will be sold at public
auction March 28, 2008 at 10:00 am, at Higginbo-
tham's Towing & Recovery, US 90 West, Glen St.
Mary, FL. 32040.
1996 Freightllner
ID#2FUYDSEB5TA62707
3/13

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
The Baker County District School Board will
hold the following public hearing on Monday,
March 17, 2008, at 6:30 pm in the Olustee Volun-
teer Fire Station #80 located at 5644 Lulu Road in
Olustee, Florida.
APPROVAL OF: NEW AND REVISED SCHOOL
BOARD POLICIES.
This document is available for review at the
Baker County School Board Office, located at 392
South Boulevard E., Macclenny, FL beginning
Thursday, February 13, 2008 between the hours of
8:30 am and 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
The public is invited to attend.
Paula T. Barton
Superintendent of Schools


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, March 13, 2008 Page 9


Social


Ms. Sayer and Mr. Todd

Two wed April 12
Alison Sayer of Lake Arrow-
head, CA and Andrew Todd of
,Glen Saint Mary will wed Sat-
urday, April 12, 2008 at Celebra-
tion Park. The wedding will be-
gin at 6:00 pm and all friends and
family are invited to attend.
Alison is the daughter of
:Gregory and Kathryn Sayer of
Lake Arrowhead. Andrew's par-
ents are Mike and Carolyn Todd
Sof Glen Saint Mary.
The couple will reside in
Spangdahlem, Germany.

Garden club
The next meeting of the Gar-
den Club of Baker County will
be held at Kyle and Jeanette
Brown's home on CR 125, Glen
St. Mary, Thursday, March 13,
,at 10:00 am.
This month's program will
be "Propagation and Mist Beds"
which will be presented by Kyle
Brown and should prove to be
very interesting, especially now
that it's spring.
For more information on
this meeting, ,,directions,.to. the
Brown's, oi6tJi-jbiing the Gar-
den Club, please contact 259-
6064.

25th class reunion
The BCHS class of 1983 will
have its 25th class reunion and
casual BBQ dinner Saturday,
June 21, 2008 at the Baker Coun-
ty Fairgrounds at 6:00 pm. The
cost is $15 per person in advance
and $20 at the door.
RSVP with your name, ad-
dress and payment made payable
to Class of 1983 Reunion, (no
cash) and mail c/o Faith Harvey
Fly, 6258 W. River Circle, Mac-
clenny, FL 32063. E-mail BCH-
Sclassof83@aol.com with any
questions.

Thanksfrom ROTC
The Air Force ROTC orga-
nization at Baker County High
School is grateful to the com-
munity for all the support that
*made its recent fund raiser an
outstanding success.


j-MEW%


Mr. and Ms. Hart

To wed Saturday
Jason Hart and Samantha
Brantley Hart, both of Macclen-
ny, are pleased to announce their
wedding ceremony on Saturday,
March 15, 2008 at 4:00 pm at
Glen Friendship Tabernacle.
Samantha is the daughter of
the late Tommy and Carolyn
Brantley. Jason is the son of
Martha Chapman and Darrell
Hart.
All family and friends are in-
vited to attend.

Yard sale, safety

day at Station 40
The Taylor fire station (Sta-
tion 40) is hosting a community-
wide yard sale and fire preven-
tion day on Saturday, April 15
from 9:00 am-l:00 pm.
Do your spring cleaning and
reserve a spot by calling Nancy
Oliver at 259-7061.
Find some great deals at the
sale and enjoy a free hot dog
an chips while you learn help-
ful tips to keep your home and
property safe from fire.


C e itSot..
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wae/i^/a ^WKe wia/n'^ 5
7//1/- ^95V,9
Mama,
It has been thirty years since our Lord
called you to your Heavenly home. We
continue to miss you and long for the
day we will finally be with you again. We
j 1 believe the Bible when it speaks of time
[ .. K to be born and a time to die, although we
don't understand why God's timing took
our mother away from her two and four
year old daughters.
We have carried your memory in our
hearts thought our entire lives, many
kind and caring people have helped us
as we made this journey without you.
They have shared their thoughts on the
way you lived your life and the impact
aC you had on them with us. They have
provided heartwarming stories, pictures,
recordings of you singing and play-
ing the piano, as well as many words
... of encouragement. For their efforts and
prayers, we are eternally grateful.
We have your wedding rings, hope
chest, some of the letters you and daddy
wrote to one another and your voice on
tape teaching a Sunday school class.
These priceless treasures allow us to
feel your nearness.
On so many occasions we have want-
ed to share moments in our lives with
you like our first day of kindergarten, our
first school dance, picking out just the
right pair of shoes to match our prom


Saturday cook-out


ushers in CDL class


Discover your "road map to
success" at Lake City Communi-
ty College's professional truck-
ing driving (CDL) open house
and cookout on Saturday, March
15, from 10:00-2:00 pm on Pine
Square. Learn how LCCC's pro-
fessional truck driver training
program can help get you into a
solid well paying career.
Representatives from some
of the area's leading employ-
ers will be available to give you
real-world insights on how to
find success. Highlights at this
event include a career explora-
tion workshop, financial aid in-
formation, LCCC campus tour
and industry guest speakers.
CDL graduates can expect
starting salaries as high as
$36,000-$41,000 a year, health
and dental insurance, and 401k
plans. They will also earn paid
vacations and have a flexible
schedule. Professional truck driv-

Driver's ed course
The Baker County school
district is offering a non-credit
driver education course this
summer to individuals 15 years
of age or older.
An instructor will teach the
rules,, regulations and skills of
driving and traffic safety. The
class includes DATE (drug, al-
cohol and traffic education) in-
formation and students will be
tested for a learner's permit or
for an operator's license.
The class will begin Monday,
June 9 from 7:00 am to 12:45
pm. Registration is limited to 21
students and the class fills rap-
idly. To secure a space, a parent
must complete the registration
form and pay the non-refund-
able fee of $80.
Registrations are being taken
at the Vocational and Adult Edu-
cation Office, 270 South Boule-
vard E., Macclenny. For further
information, contact Nancy Cain
at 259-0403. .


dress and making sure we looked good
in our cap and gown. Oh, the laughter
and joy we could have experienced as
we talked about our first date, first kiss,
and those other things only mothers and
daughters share. How we longed for you
to be there on the day Daddy walked us
down the aisle and certainly would have
loved feeling the touch of your hand in
ours as we labored in giving birth to
your precious grandchildren.
As you know, we are both married
to Christian men and have dedicated
ourselves to the Lord's service in our
respective churches. To carry on your
legacy two of your granddaughters
share your name. Glenna Kaye, Kaylan,
Gannon, and our beautiful little Hannah
would have delighted in having you as
their grandmother. We feel certain they
would have entwined themselves within
your heart.
We patiently wait for the day when we
are both with you again. On that day we
will see you and once again be wrapped
tightly in your arms. We will then spend
forever in a place where there are no
tears. no sadness, no death, and no pre-
mature goodbyes.
We love and miss you, Mama.
Tonya Kaye Godwin & Amy Renae Davis


V


ers will have lifelong job skills in
an exciting industry that includes
nationwide travel.
Classes begin every three
weeks and include affordable
tuition; employer tuition reim-
bursement plans are available.
There are many more positives
to learn about at the open house,
like one-on-one truck driving in-
struction and earning a certificate
that verifies certified truck driv-
ing training.
You can also count on lifetime
job placement assistance with a
nationwide network of top local,
regional, and national employ-
ers.
LCCC is located on Highway
90 east near the airport. Contact
Elaine Puri, director of the Em-
ploy Florida. Banner Center for
Logistics and Distribution at
(386) 754-4492 for more infor-
mation.


LCCCis offering

patient careprogram
Lake City Community Col-
lege's Academy of Allied Health
programs are accepting applica-
tions for immediate enrollment
of qualified applicants in their
new patient care technician pro-
gram. The new program will be
located downtown Lake City at
Shands Lake Shore Hospital.
No tests or GED are required
to start.
Financial aid and scholarships
will also be available to qualified
applicants. If you need more in-
formation or to apply, call (386)
754-4246. The first class starts
March 17.

AdvrtsigDaln

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Jump rope'raises $4414

Macclenny Elementary students recently raised $4414 for the
American Heart Association during the annual Jump Rope for Heart
event.
Funds collected during the week of February 11 will be used to
heart disease and stroke research. Participants also received educa-
tional materials on heart health.
Students experimented with varied jumping methods: short and
long ropes, Chinese ropes, rebounders, core ball hoppers and leaping.
The top collectors were the classes of Mrs. Wignall, Anderson and
Fitzwater. Top individual collectors were Morgan Green, Megan Har-
rell, Peyton Ferry and Emma Gipson. The event was coordinated by
physical ed teacher Pam Robinson, who thanked all participants and
sponsors.


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, March 13, 2008 Page 10


FloydH. Cone Sr,

Purple Heart winner


Private service for

Bobby Cieslinski
Robert "Rohhv" Michael


Cieslinski, 58, of Lithia, FL Floyd Hartford Cone Sr., 82,
died March 7. 2008. Mr. Cieslin- of Baldwin died March 9, 2008 at
ski was born in Yonkers, NY on home. He was born May 7,1925
May 3, 1949 to Walter S. Cies- at the family home located near
linski and the late Rose M. Kij- Baldwin. He was the son of the
owski Cieslinski. Mr. Cieslinski late Jesse Cone and the former
was a resident of Baker County Clara Thomas-Cone. He was
since 2004. He was a beloved a life-long member of the First
brother, known for his laugh and Baptist Church of Baldwin that
his love of Beach Boys music. his grandfather Frank Thomas
Surviving family members founded. He was a graduate of
include his father Walter- S. Baldwin High School class of
Cieslinski of Lithia; brother 1943 and played football on the
Raymond Cieslinski (Pat) of school's first team.
PA; sisters Janice Cieslinski, Mr. Cone entered the Army
Nancy Cieslinski and Barbara Air Corps on February 22, 1943
A. Ferrero (Daniel), all of Lith- and was wounded in combat
ia; as well as numerous nieces over Germany on February 22,
and nephews. 1944, earning him the Purple
The family is planning a pri- Heart one year to the date of his
vate memorial to be held at a enlistment. He flew combat mis-
later date. The arrangements are sions over Ardennes, the Rhine-
under the direction of V. Todd land and throughout Central Eu-
Ferreira Funeral Services.Visit rope as a tail gunner on a B26
www.vtoddferreira.com to sign bomber assigned to the 586th
the family's guest book. Bomber Squadron. He left the
service highly decorated on De-
Familyj ful 1 cember 8, 1945.
yiSgratMr. Cone worked for the
The family of Kevin Jackson Florida Department of Trans-
wants to thank everyone for their portation as a supervisor in the
care and support during the loss engineering department, retiring
of our loved one. The prayers, with 30 years of service. He had
visits, flowers and gifts of food a love for fishing and sports, and
during this difficult time were played baseball for the Downing
nothing short of overwhelming, Brothers in the Jacksonville city
and continue to be a source of league, and later for the Mac-
strength and comfort. clenny Blue Sox, a minor league
Kevin would have been so team in the 1950's-1960's, until
pleased to see such an outpour- the age of 42.
ing of love expressed to his fam- Mr. Cone was predeceased by
ily on his behalf. sons David A. Cone and Floyd
Special thanks to the First H. Cone Jr.
Baptist Church of Macclenny Survivors include his wife
for constant care and attention. of 60 years, Harriette Brown-
Thanks also to Brother Edsel Cone, the love of his life; chil-
Bone for his timeless message of dren Elaine Whitmire and La-
hope, and to Tim Wilder for his rin Cone (Teresa); grandsons
sweet ministry of music. Thanks Sean Whitmire, Justin and
also toheriff Joey Dobson and Timothy Cone; brother William
eata r their s .Glenn:Cone;. sister-in-aw..Mae
iAr ITf c' tVV ll. r.nA.c-i.L-r OIAI z i LV. -


port. A final thanks to Todd Fer-
reira and his staff for their guid-
ance and services.
So many people told us
they just did not know what to
say during such a time as this.
Please know that your prayers,
your acts of kindness and your
mere presence say everything.
No other words are needed.
Please continue to keep us in
your prayers. May God richly
bless all of you.


IIeaLwe; careUtLCl, sie/l JV eYoc-
Cauley; nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was held
Wednesday, March 12 at his
church with Revs. Chris Drum
and Ray McKendree officiating.
Interment followed at Brandy
Branch Cemetery with military
honors.


Chc itg out...


CHRISTIAN

FELLOWSHIP

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Independent Pentecostal Church
Seventh St. & Ohio Ave., Macclenny


Sunday School
Sunday Morning Worship
Sunday Evening Worship
Wednesday Night Service
Radio WJXR 92.1 Sunday


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11:0(
6:OC
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Youth Proarams


Sunday School
Common Ground Sunday
Common Ground Wed. (Teens)
God Kids Sunday
God Kids Wednesday


10:00 am
11:00 am
7:00 pm
11:00 am
7:00 pm


www.christianfellowshiptemple


Assoiale Pastor
Tim Thomas
2594575

Sam
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Youth Pastor
Gary oCrmme),
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Obituaries


R.C Crews, 75, loved

racing andbowling
Rubin R.C. Crews, 75, of Mac-
clenny died March 5, 2008. Mr.
Crews was born in St. George,
GA to the late Henry Sampson
Crews and Francis Barber Crews
on September 1, 1932. He was
a life-long
resident
of Baker
County and
a member
of Road ,
to Calvary
Church.
Mr. Crews
retired in
1994 from
C&J Utili-
ties. He en-
joyed auto Mr. Crews
racing, gos-
pel music, fishing and bowling.
He was predeceased by sis-
ters Louise Thigpen, Verdie
Edmonson and Emma Privett;
brother Horace Crews; son
Wayne Crews and daughter Ann
Crews.
Surviving family members in-
clude his wife of 37 years, Verna
L. Hodges Crews of Macclenny;
children Rick Crews (Angie) of
Glen St. Mary, Danny Crews,
Cecil Wilkerson (Shirley), Viv-
ian Crews (Raymond), Wanda
Prevatt (Larry), all of Macclen-
ny, Ann Brown (Steve) of Rai-
ford and Joyce Smith (Ronnie)
of Mayo; 22 grandchildren; 41
great-grandchildren;, three great-
great-grandchildren and numer-
ous nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was held
March 8 at the Christian Fellow-
ship Temple in Macclenny with
pastors David Thomas and Tom-
my Anderson officiating. Inter-
ment followed at Oak Grove
Cemetery. The arrangements
were under the direction of V.
Todd Ferreira Funeral Services.
Visit www.vtoddferreira.com to
sign the family's guest book.

p" We publisi
ObituOaries pictureses


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





Jesus: The Way, The Truth and The Life
Sunday School 10:00 A.M. Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 P.M.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 A.M. Wed. Eve. Worship 7:30 P.M.
Pastor Rev. Shannon Conner
North 6th Street Macclenny 259-3500
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270 North US Highway 301
Baldwin, Fla.

Locally Owned & Operated


904-266-2337


Robert Fisher, 60,

dies February 28
Robert Fisher, 60, of Glen St.
Mary died February 28, 2008.
Mr. Fisher was born October 3,
1947 to the late Joseph Stevens
Fisher and Mary Eloise Daniels
Fisher. Mr. Fisher was a life-
long resident of Jacksonville
and had moved to Glen St. Mary
1 years ago. He worked as a
warehouse employee for numer-
ous years at Laney and Duke.
Mr. Fisher loved to fish,
Western movies, reading and
being around children. He was
predeceased by his sister Marie
Holland and brothers Richard,
Donald Ray, Eddie and Bruce
Fisher.
Survivors include brothers Jo-
seph Stevens Fisher Jr. of Jessup,
GA, Billy Fisher, Andy Fisher
(Juanita) and Tommy Fisher, all
of Taylor, and Charles Fisher
(Brenda) of Hortense, GA; sis-
ters Mildred Gill (Charlie), who
followed her brother in death
two days later, Linda Fisher
and LeAnn Neaves (Keith), all
of Jacksonville, Mary Pritchard
(Nathan) of Glen St. Mary; nu-
merous nieces and nephews.
The arrangements were under
the direction of V. Todd Ferreira
Funeral Services. Visit www.
vtoddferreira.com to sign the
family's guest book.


Cornerstone CMC
South Blvd. & 7th St.
Macclenny
Pastor Keith Thomas
259-3678
Sunday School 10:00 am
Sunday Morning 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night 7:00 pm


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


PrimpieHadley, 86,

dies on March 7th
Primpie Hadley, 86, of Mac-
clenny died on March 7, 2008
at Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital
after an extended illness. She
was a UTR at Northeast Florida
State Hosital for ten years, and a
volunteer at
the North-
east Florida .
Commu-
nity Action
Agency.
Ms. Hadley
was an ac-
tive mem-
ber of the
Allen Cha-
pel AME
Church in
Macclenny Mrs. Hadley
until her
health failed.
She is survived by sister Glad-
ys Clark of Macclenny; daugh-
ters Cornala Date and Marilyn
Hadley, both of Detroit, Mich.,
Katherine Herrera of Macclen-
ny; sons Joe Ealy of Missis-
sippi, Murphy Ealy of Detroit,
Sammie Griffin of Macclenny,
Earnest Griffin of Margaretta,
Charles and Chester Hadley of
Macclenny. Mr. Hadley was
preceded in death by son Larry
Ealy of Mississippi.
She is also survived by 41
grandchildren, 40 great-grand-
children and a host of nieces,
nephews and cousins.
The funeral service for Mrs.
Hadley will be held at 10:00
am at the Emmanuel Church of
God in Christ in Macclenny on
March 15 with Elder Joe Ruise
and Pastor Jones officiating. In-
terment will follow at Mt. Her-
man Cemetery, Macclenny. A
viewing will be held at the Al-
len Chapel at 5:00 pm on Friday,
March 14.


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Sunday evening service 6:30 pm
Monday Wednesday 7:00 pm

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Church Office: 259-6015
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Friday service for

Mrs. Radabaugh
Myrtice Radabaugh, 80, of
Glen St. Mary died March 11,
2008. She was born in Adel,
GA on May 21, 1927 to the late
Charles Barnes and Emily Hern-
don Barnes.
Mrs. Rad-
abau-gh
lived in
Jackson-
ville for
most of her a f
life before .

Glen St.
Mary. She
loved gar-
dening and
spending Mrs. Radabaugh
time with
her family and friends.
Surviving family members
include her husband of 17 years,
Samuel Radabaugh; daughters
Patricia McIntosh (Joe) and
Bonnie Owen (Jerry), both of
Glen St. Mary; granddaughters
Kim Zolteck of Gainesville,
Kelly Register (Scott) of Sand-
erson and Renee Bates of Mac-
clenny; grandsons Jason McIn-
tosh (Alicia) of Macclenny and
David Owen of Olustee; five
great-grandchildren.
SThe funeral service will be
held March 14 at 2:00 pm at
Calvary Baptist Church in Mac-
clenny with Pastor Donnie Wil-
liams officiating. Interment will
follow at Olustee Cemetery.
The family will receive friends
for visitation one hour prior
to service. In lieu of flowers,
please make donations to Cal-
vary Baptist Church, 523 North
Boulevard West, Macclenny, FL
32063. Arrangements are under
the direction of V. Todd Ferreira
Funeral Services. Visit www.
vtoddferreira.com to sign the
family's guest book.


March 13- 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Vineyard of Love Ministries

Olustee, Florida (904)259-5567


Guest Speakers each night!

Anointed Singing & Preaching!


SSenior Pastor
David Thomas
2594940


One Family Serving Another
V Todd, Amber, Emma & Ellie Ferreira
Now offering the Provisional Design Pre-arrangement Program
Grief Support Group, 1 st Tuesday of the Month, 10:00 am
Mae White, Coordinator
250 North Lowder St., Macclenny 259-5700


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DavidJones dies
David Jones of Baldwin died
March 7, 2008 at home.
Survivors include children
James West and Aontavious
Jackson.
The funeral service will be
Saturday, March 15, 2008 at
noon at New Jerusalem Church
of God in Christ.

Myrtle Sumner, 77,
dies in California
Myrtle Thornton Sumner,
77, died February 24, 2008 in
Los Angeles, where she had re-
sided for the last 40 years. She
was born in Raiford August 1,
1930. Ms. Sumner was a mem-
ber of the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-Day Saints. She was
preceded in death by son Larry
Curtis Crews.
Survivors include her hus-
band Harry Sumner of Torrance,
CA; son David Ryan Crews of
La Place, LA; sisters Mazie
Palmer of Jacksonville and Lu-
cille Thornton Ward (Will) of
Pensacola; brother Gene Thorn-
ton of Jacksonville; grandchil-
dren David, Jason, Matthew and
Adam Crews; very special great-
grandchildren; many nieces and
nephews and a very dear friend,
Jimmy Sato.
A memorial service will be
held on Saturday, March 15
at 2:00 pm at V. Todd Ferreira
Funeral Services Chapel with
Hubert W. Chapman officiating.
Visit www.vtoddferreira.com to
sign the family's guest book.

Easterplay March 21
An Easter play entitled "All
Hail the King" will be staged at
the Emmanuel Church of God in
Christ in Macclenny at 7:00 pm
on March 21.
Everyone is welcome.


SERVICE TIMES
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


Mr. Thompson,
a former resident
Thomas G. "Tommy Turtle"
Thompson, 75, of Zanesville,
OH died Saturday, March 8,2008
and gave the gift of life as a tis-
sue donor. He was born Septem-
ber 4, 1932
in Rocky
Fork, OH
to the late
Edward and .
DeLeah r.
Belle Crego
Thompson,
and resided
in Macclen-
ny for many
years.
M r
Thompson Mr. Thompson
worked for
Kaiser Aluminum and retired
from National Can in Jackson-
ville. He was a member of the
Kaiser Retiree's Club in Heath,
OH and a member of the Gold
Wing Road Riders' Association;
he loved the outdoors. In addi-
tion.to his parents, he was pre-
ceded in death by a sister Ethel
Thompson and brother Edward
Thompson Jr.
Surviving are wife Jeanine
C. Vaughn Thompson; daugh-
ters Bonnie Massey (Michael)
of Callahan, Toni Nolen (Mi-
chael) of Dallas, TX, Cindy Rut-
ter (Andrew) of Nashport, OH,
Peggy Childers (Darin), Penni
Noll, Erin Walker (Mark) and
Terri Thompson, all of Zanes-
ville; sons Thomas E. Thomp-
son (Tina) of Statham, GA,
Robert G. Thompson (Victoria)
of Clarkesville, GA and Dan-
iel A. Thompson (Pam Logan)
of Nashport; 27 grandchildren;
brothers Frederick L. Thompson
of Miramar, FL and Ronald A.
Thompson (Dorless Barnhart) of
Nashport; sisters Barbara Stroup
(Gerald) of Live Oak, Patricia
Stroup of Hawthorne and Lillian
"Boots" Roderick of Newark,
OH; many nieces and nephews
and two special friends, "Mr.
Gray" and "Funny Face."
A celebration of life service
was held Thursday, March 13
at the New Hope Full Gospel
Church, 3560 East Pike, Zanes-
ville with Rev. Mike McGuire
.officiating.j tni of flowers,
memorial contbutions may be
made to the Diabetes Associa-
tion in Memory of Turtle.
Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home
and Cremation Service was en-
trusted with the arrangements.








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


Willie Mae Wilcox
service this Saturday
Willie Mae Wilcox, 80, of
Macclenny died on March 8 at
Shands Jacksonville after an
extended illness. She was born
on July 18, 1927 to the late Mr.
Rufus and
Alberta
Keysville,
Fla. amd
attended
the public
schools of
Hillsbor-
ough Coun-
ty.
Mrs.
Wilcox was
preceded in Mrs. Wilcox
death by her
husband Lonnie M. Wilcox Sr.;
grandson Riley Nelson; brothers
Wilson Porter and Harvey Por-
ter Sr.; sister Izetta Porter Hall.
Survivors include children
Raleigh Nelson of Lakeland,
Laura Berrien of Detroit, MI,
Phyllis Parker, Robert Wilcox
(Melissa), and Keith Parker (Re-
becca), all of Jacksonville, Joyce
Pittman of Tampa, Bernard Wil-
cox of Wimauma, FL, Alvin
and Lonnie Wilcox Jr., Nancy
Daniels, Patrick Roberson, The-
resa Wilcox, Maxie Wilcox (La-
viece), Alex Wilcox (Virginia),
Tara Washington (Mike), all of
Macclenny; Brianna Wilcox of
Baldwin, and Thomasina Hen-
derson (Claude); numerous
grandchildren and great-grand-
children; a host of nieces and
nephews, and cousins.
The family will receive
friends on Friday, March 14,
2008 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
at Emmanuel Church of God In
Christ in Macclenny. The funer-
al service will be on Saturday,
March 15, 2008 at 3:00 pm at
the church with elders Joe Ruise
and Videll Williams officiating.
Arrangements by Haile Funeral
Home in Starke.








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


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


NOW ENROLLING
Kindergarten-12th Grade
McKay Scholarships for
E.S.E. & I.E.P. Students
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"Home of the Eagles"
Isaiah 40:31


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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


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


Rosa L. Williams
dies on March 7th
Rosa Lee Combs Williams,
95, of Glen St. Mary died Friday,
March 7, 2008 at her home fol-
lowing an extended illness. She
was born in
Macclenny
and resided
in Sander-
son before
moving to
Glen St.
Mary 40
years ago.
She was the
daughter of
late Thom-
as Jeffer-
son Alford
and Lula Mrs. Williams
Jane Bran-
nen Alford, and the widow of
Traverse R. Combs and James
Alvie Williams. She worked
many years at the Glen St. Mary
Nursery and was a member for
83 years of Dinkins New Con-
gregational Methodist Church
of Sanderson.
Mrs. Williams is survived
by daughters Goldie M. Davis
and Inet Solano, both of Jack-
sonville; sons Maurice- Combs
(Geraldine) of Glen St. Mary
and George J. Combs of Lake
City; stepson Drew Williams of
AL; many grandchildren, great-
grandchildren and great-great-
grandchildren.
The funeral service was con-
ducted March 11, at Dinkins
New Congregational Church,
Sanderson with Rev. Ernie Ter-
rell officiating and assisted by
Rev. David Thomas. Interment
followed at Cedar Creek Cem-
etery. Guerry Funeral Home was
in charge of arrangements.


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Thanks from the
Thomas family
Words could not express the
heartfelt thanks and gratitude
that we would like to share with
the Baker County community
regarding the passing of our
father Leslie Thomas. We were
so touched during his illness
when we received such wonder-
ful prayers, food, visits, cards,
flowers and kind words.
We would like to first thank
our church, the Christian Fel-
lowship Temple, for the love and
support that has been shown to
our family not only during this
tine, but in all the years we have
shared. A special thanks goes
out to pastor Gary Crummey for
a beautiful service, all the musi-
cians and singers, the county of-
ficials that made our family feel
so special, Joey Dobson "Broth-
er Sheriff" and the entire Baker
County sheriff's department, to
Todd Ferreira and staff for such
beautiful funeral arrangements
and to Jim McGauley for shar-
ing his memories.
Once again, we express our
sincere gratitude for the love
and prayers that have helped
us through this time. We feel so
blessed that Leslie Thomas was
our earthly father and we know
that he is forever with his heav-
enly father now.
LOVE,
THE FAMILY OF LESLIE THOMAS


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Easter egg hunt
The First Baptist Church of
Glen will have a free Easter
egg hunt for children babies
through 5th grade.
Free ho tdogs, chips, drinks
and snow cones and fun for
the whole family on Saturday,
March 22, 2008 from 11:00 am-
1:00 pm at Celebration Park in
Glen.


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573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am
Fellowship 10:30 am 11:00 am
S I Worship Services
S11:00 am
S : Wed. Bible Study
7:3i: pm
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First Baptist Church
GLEN ST. MARY, FLORIDA
"A Beacon to Sunday School 9:45 AM
Baker County" Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 AM
-/ Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 PM
." I Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM
259-6977
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121 North t 259-4461
\Iacclenny, FL
Pastor Tinm Cheshire
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 7:00 pm






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


St. Peter's Anglican Fellowship
Glen St. Mary, Florida


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


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March 16th :
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10:00 a.m. Palm Sunday Worship Service.
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_Sports



3 ex-BCHS baseball players


now on squad at Brevard CC


Former Wildcat baseball stars Kelly Davis,
Dustin Rowe and Adam Lewis will be plying their
trade this spring for the Brevard Community Col-
lege Titans in Melbourne. The trio of freshman ex-
pect to see a lot of playing time for the Titans.
The three first-year players signed with the Titans
after an outstanding
four years, of play-
ing for the Wildcats.
Between them, they
bring strong pitching,
power hitting and
outstanding fielding
skills.
Davis plays a num-
ber of positions in the
Titan infield. The ver-
satile player can fill
either the short stop,
first base or third base
positions.
Coach Ernie Ros-
seau says that Davis
has the potential to Kelly Davis, Dusti
be a power hitter in
the lineup.
Rowe will be on the pitcher's mound for Bre-
vard. He has a good fastball and good control, but


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Phot


Cameron Crews pitched the losing effort against Clay.


Sloppy play steams.


coach in home loss


The BCHS Wildcat baseball
team split in diamond action this
past week. The Cats defeated a
strong Suwannee County team in
a key district match-up but lost
a close game to the Clay Blue
Devils.
The loss to Clay 8-7 at home
on March 6 infuriated head
coach John Staples. "This was
the sloppiest performance a team
I've been associated with has
ever had," the frustrated coach
fumed.
James Owens had two hits to
lead the Cats in the loss.
The Cats knew that this past
week was going to be a chal-
lenge because they were fac-
ing two very good teams. They
probably couldn't imagine that
the game with 7-1 Suwannee
County would turn into a 15-5
walkover.
The Cats rebounded well from


as a freshman probably won't be in the starting rota-
tion.
"Dustin will pitch many innings for the Titans,"
said Rousseau. "He will mainly be a long reliever
as a freshman."
Lewis will fill in at the catcher position. Rous-
seau is impressed with
S .-" both his catching and
hitting.
"Adam will be be-
Shind the plate as one
of the Titan catchers
this year. He brings a
solid bat to the middle
of the Titan lineup."
The Titans have
been struggling in the
early going against
opponents like Polk,
Seminole, Santa Fe
and St. Johns Commu-
nity Colleges.
Brevard has but one
owe, Adam Lewis win sof ar this season,
to courtesy of Brevard Community College but the Wildcat trio
has played well, with
Davis winning a mention for his bat and as a backup
pitcher in relief.


SLad Cats


shutout


Live Oak


in make-up

The Lady Wildcat softball
team didn't get a lot of help
from the weather as many of last
week's games were cancelled
or rescheduled due to torrential
downpours., ,,-, ; ,,,
Suwannee County probably
rued the fact that the rain didn't
save them from the onslaught of
Wildcat bats in the one game that
did get played.
The Cats shut out Live Oak
6-0 on Wednesday at the soft-
ball field. The game had been
rescheduled from a Tuesday rain
out. The win meant the Cats are
presently riding a three-game
win streak in which they have
outscored their opponents 29-3.
The hot bats continued on
Wednesday. The girls got an
early edge when Ashley Curry
scored on a pair of Live Oak er-
rors to put BCHS up 1-0.
The game stayed that way
until the third inning when Jessi
Nunn singled. Ashley Holton
stepped to the plate, got a fat
pitch and blasted a towering two-
run homer.
The Cats got another pair of
runs in the fourth when Kristen
Williams and Curry scored.
On the mound, Cami Craig
dominated the Bulldogs. She
pitched a one-hit game and col-
lected 11 strikeouts.
The Bulldogs, gave up one
more run in the sixth when
Holton got her second score of
the game.
The girls host Santa Fe on
Thursday and Ed White on Fri-
day at the softball grounds. Var-
sity takes the field at 6:00 pm
on Thursday and at 7:00 pm on
Friday.


the Clay loss and demolished Su-
wannee at home on Monday be-
hind strong pitching from Jarrell
Rodgers, who picked up his third
win of the season.
Dalton Raulerson led BCHS
with three hits, two of which
were doubles. Travis Tyson had
a pair of hits including a double,
and Kendall Hand and James
Owens also belted two-baggers.
Owens had 4 RBI's that night
and Corey Elasik had a hit.
"I was proud of the resiliency
this club showed after the em-
barrassing performance against
Clay," said Staples. "Our kids put
away a pretty good club and Jar-
rell battled through adversity."
The Cats will host St. Joseph
and Bradford on Thursday and
Friday at 6:00 pm at the baseball
grounds.


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By Joey Shook


OUTDOORS)

SThe Baker County Press is pleased to introduce anew twice-month-
ly feature a column dedicated to the outdoors. Hunting and fishing
are by far the most popular outdoor activities of Baker County read-
ers. Other activities like camping, RVing, hiking, pleasure boating, ATV
About the Columnist riding, bird watching, and wildlife/nature photography are areas this
column will cover. Regular features will include:
I am a 57-year-old husband to my darling V Hunting and fishing reports and forecasts.
companion and cherished bride of 34 years, V Florida and Georgia Game Commission news and information
father of two beautiful women and grandfather (season dates, bag limits, rules changes, hunter safety coarse dates,
of a very special 2-year-old and her yet-to-be- etc.).
born baby brother. I believe that God gave them V Conservation organization news and information (Buckmasters,
all to me. I am a passionate turkey hunter, an National Wild Turkey Federation, Ducks Unlimited, B.A.S.S. etc.).
avid deer hunter, and a casual fisherman. I V News and information from local clubs and organizations (meet-
am a photographer who will probably never be ings, work days, social events).
completely satisfied with my work. V Dates of upcoming conventions, trade shows, and expos of inter-
I believe a person's character is defined by est to outdoor enthusiasts.
what they think and do when they know that V Dates of scheduled events at locations like the Okefenokee Na-
their thoughts and actions will never be re- tional Wildlife Refuge.
vealed to anyone else. We welcome reader input and suggestions; we need to know what
I have learned that real life is a lot like turkey our readers want in an outdoors column. We encourage reader sub-
hunting. missions. While we will print photographs of noteworthy game har-
I was born near Birmingham, Alabama and vests and fish catches, our goal is to avoid a generic gallery of pictures
raised in Jacksonville. My earliest memories of of dead animals. A youth's first spike buck is more likely to be accepted
the outdoors are of exploring the red clay hills than an adult's 20th average eight-point, especially if there is an in-
and the woods around the coal mining camp teresting story involved. We will be looking for stories about colorful
village of Bayview, Alabama, where my father characters of any and all outdoor persuasions. We will seek interviews
was born and raised, with personalities and authorities that influence, affect and impact the
My Dad taught me how to shoot and about range of outdoor interests.
gun safety at an early age. I was about five
years old when I took my first wild animal. It What's happening?
was a blue jay, taken with Daddy's BB gun. VSpring gobbler season began in Florida's Southern zone on March
When I told him what I'd done, he taught me a 1, and runs through April 6. The turkeys down there started gobbling
valuable life lesson by showing me how to clean early this year.
my harvest and having my mother fry it for me The season starts this Saturday in all other Florida zones and runs
to eat. He also applied a life lesson to the seat through April 20. (Some management area dates are different.) Re-
of my pants for taking the BB gun out without ports of strutting and gobbling birds are beginning to trickle in locally.
his supervision. I grew up to be a hunter and Turkey hunting hours are from sunrise till 1:30 pm in management
fisherman governed by the ethics and morals areas, and sunrise to sunset on private land.
that he instilled in me. V Georgia's spring gobbler season is March 22 through May 15
Then I met my future father in-law, and he statewide.
infected me with this incurable obsession of V Freshwater fishing is really picking up. Last weekend's new moon
the wild turkey. It's quite ironic that because of should have put the specks on the beds. Some really big bass are
her own father, my darling bride is practically a being caught. Bream are biting exceptionally well for March. Florida
widow for more than two months each spring. Sportsman magazine suggests that the bream will be on their beds at
I don't know, nor do I care how many deer least a month early this year:
and turkeys I've taken in my life. For me to V Saltwater fishing is good when the weather cooperates. Bottom
place any emphasis at all on those numbers fishing offshore is much better than trolling right now. Pier and surf
would be the antithesis of who I am. I'm cer- anglers are welcoming the warmer afternoons. Whiting, sea trout,
tain that I've decided to let more animals walk drum, and even some pompano catches are being reported. Inshore,
than I've taken. I became a much better hunter sheepshead are spawning. Some good drum are being caught. Redfish
when I realized that the quality of one's time activity is picking up. Trout are biting live shrimp with gusto.
afield is not measured by whether or not one
kills something. Let's hear from you!
That's just me. The readers of this column Readers are encouraged to submit information about upcoming
will hopefully cover the spectrum of attitudes meetings, events and activities. Whether it's a local ATV club meeting
and interests regarding the outdoors. Let me or a big expo open to the public, we'll put it in this space.;
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Tennis squads dominate Yulee


The Wildcat tennis team trav-
eled to Yulee on March 4 and
racked up a big win by both the
girls' and boys' squads. The boys
swept the singles and doubles
and the girls went 4-2.
"They dominated the Hornets
in every facet of the game," said
Coach Chris Armoreda. "We
avenged a loss from this Yulee
team the last time we played.
The BCHS tennis teams were
hyped up for this match because
Yulee felt that they matched up
evenly with us."
He noted that Shae Raulerson
played her best match of the sea-
son with consistent baseline play
that was no match for her op-
ponent. Overall, the boys' team
overmatched Yulee and capital-
ized on a lot of Yulee's mistakes.
The results:
Boy Singles
-1 seed, Lew Boyette won
8-3; 2 seed, Mattias Hasselgren
won 8-5; 3 seed, Micah Cranford
won 8-3; 4 seed, Spencer Nor-
man-Gerard won 8-2; 5 seed,
Matt Davis won 8-3.
Doubles
-1 seed, Lew Boyette/Mattias
Hasselgren won 8-4; 2 seed, Mi-
cah Cranford/Jason Roberts sus-
pended by darkness down 1-4.
Girl Singles
-1 seed, Shae Raulerson won
8-6; 2 seed, Carissa Ward lost 4-
8; 3 seed, Krystal Langeberg lost
5-8; 4 seed, Destiny De La Pena
won 8-3; 5 seed, Brittany Ruise
won 8-4.
Girl Doubles
-1 seed, Shae Raulerson/


Krystal Langeberg won 8-4; 2
seed, Carissa.Ward/Destiny De
La Pena suspended by darkness
(up 7-4).
On Monday March 10, the
BCHS girls' tennis team lost to
the Santa Fe Raiders 2-4.
Singles
1 seed, Shae Raulerson lost 5-
8; 2 seed, Carissa Ward lost 4-8;
3 seed, Krystal Langeberg won
FORFEIT; 4 seed, Destiny De


La Pena won 9-7; 5 seed, Brit-
tany Ruise lost 1-8.
Doubles
1 seed, Shae Raulerson/Krys-
tal Langeberg lost 4-8; 2 seed,
Carissa Ward/Destiny De La
Pena lost 5-8.
The Cats will host West Nas-
sau on Thursday March 13. The
match has a first-serve time of
3:45 pm.


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS. Thursday. March 13. 2008 Page 13


Kids, parents catch the breeze at Westside Kite Day
Inclement weather across Baker County that fostered a destructive tornado last Friday caused Westside Elementary's annual Kite
Day event to be postponed. When kids took to the field on Monday, the skies were clear and blue with perfect wind conditions for
flying kites. For several hours, students in first through third grades joined their parents to launch and fly kites of all shapes, sizes
and configurations. Super heroes, butterflies, fish, planes and geometric designs were popular. "Each kite is different, with its own
set of instructions for assembly," said second grade teacher Debbie Crews. "We were lucky that many of the students brought
their kites in early so we could get a handle on putting them together." Above, Mom Britanny Leis gives daughter Audri and sons
Joel, Dalton and Gabriel a preliminary lesson in kite launching. PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN


YMCA soccer kicks off with win


against Oak Leaf Plantation team

BY JOEL ADDINGTON
Press Staff '


The YMCA's club soccer
team made up of Baker Coun-
ty high school athletes opened
its season with a win Saturday
against the team from Oak Leaf
Plantation.
The 4-3 victory came in the
last ten seconds with a goal from
15-year-old Ashton Mareth.
"It was pretty emotional,"
said coach Kevin Kett, whose
been with the YMCA's soccer
program since it started seven
years ago.
Last year the high school
team reached the semi-finals of
the end-season tournament, los-
ing a penalty kick tie-breaker.
:That 9-3 season was the first '
time the team reached the play-
offs, but Mr. Kett is confident
the kids can make it back this
year.


"It's virtually the same kids,"
he said. "They practice on their
own and I would say every year"
they're better. They're always
trying to improve."
The Baker County program
has also been a success, said
YMCA program director Fred-
die Oca. "It's really gotten com-
petitive these last few years,"
said Mr. Oca. "I have a waiting
list this year because it's gotten
so popular."


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Lane Pressley (right) moves the ball down the field during Saturday's game at.Oak
LeafPlantation. Also pictured from Baker County is Jeremy Rhoden (left).
S. '.. "PHOTO BY JOEL ADDNlTdrO


And part of that high level of
interest is because Baker County
High School has no soccer team.
The YMCA league is the only
game in town when it comes to
soccer.
That has led to a waiting list
for the under 18 squad of at least
six players hoping to get on the
21-man team.
The team competes against
other area YMCA teams made
up mostly of high school play-
ers trying to keep themselves in
shape during the off-season.
"It's kind of unusual," said


Mr. Kett of the high school's lack
of a soccer program. "It's disap-
pointing that Baker County can't
support a high school team."
A number of the players have
been in YMCA soccer for years,
beginning in the youth soccer
league and moving up as they
got older.
The Baker County YMCA's
youth soccer league is still reg-
istering children through March
15. The costs are $70 for non-
members and $35 for members.
Games start April 5.


Toyota


and Busch


finish first



FAT LADY
Bob Gerard

Here's a true sign of how the
world is changing and expanding.
NASCAR, the bastion of Ameri-
canism for half a century, passed
a milestone on Sunday. For the
first time ever, a non-American
car won a Sprint Cup race.
Kyle Busch took the Kobalt
500 at the Atlanta Speedway in
a race he led most of the way in
his Toyota. Busch's win was the
first for Toyota. The Japanese car
maker has won smaller tune-up
races, but not one of the big ones
until Sunday's victory.
NASCAR has long been a
comfortable place for American
car companies. With nary an
American vehicle on the Indy
or Formula 1 circuit, the manu-
facturers could always point to
stock car racing with pride.
Not any more. The Japanese
big three of Toyota, Honda and
Nissan are top sellers in the do-
mestic market. Honda and Nis-
san have competed in open wheel
events, but Toyota took a chance
and also a lot of flack when they
invaded NASCAR.
They sunk a lot of money into
the Camrys and it paid off. The
Joe Gibbs team of Busch and
Tony Stewart finished 1-2 on
Sunday in Atlanta.
Busch ran a masterful race.
He went out in front early, lost
the lead and then took it back for
good with 50 laps to go. With
the weather changing from cold
to warm, a lot of the cars had
trouble with loosening up on the
track. Busch and the Gibbs team
seemed to have the right configu-
ration on their cars from the start.
While others were changing tires
and adjusting spoilers, Busch
just kept on cruising.
SIt's closing in on March
Madness and it looks as if'the '
tournament is wide open this
year. Some of the traditional
powers are getting serious chal-
lenges from teams that aren't
normally considered locks for a
tournament bid.
Certainly UNC, Memphis,
Georgetown, Duke, Kansas Ken-
tucky and UCLA are locks, but
there are surprises. Tennessee
might be the team to beat, espe-
cially if it does well in the SEC
Tournament and gets some mo-
mentum.
Two-time defending champ
Florida is on the bubble after a
loss to Kentucky earlier in the
week. Butler, Xavier, Drake
and Marquette could make a lot
of noise. Lowly Davidson has a
20-game win streak going and its
first ranking in 40 years.
Most of the conference tour-
naments are this weekend, so we
should have our brackets straight
by Sunday.
Can't wait!


School Calendar
Week of March 17-21
SMonday, March 17
District-wide: School Board Mtg., 6:30
pm Olustee. FCAT. BCHS: Baseball
@ West Nassau 6:00 pm. Boys weight
lifting sectional qualifier @ Keystone
1:00 pm. Tennis (H), 4:00 pm. MES:
lst/2nd grade SAT 10. Westside
Elementary: FCAT (3rd grade) &
Stanford 10 (1st & 2nd grades). PK/K:
Book fair.
*Tuesday, March 18
District-wide: FCAT. BCHS: JV baseball
@ Eagles' View 6:00 pm. Softball
(h), 4:00 & 6:00 pm. Track @ West
Nassau, 4:00 pm. Majorette tryouts
mtg., bandroom 7:00 pm. MES: 3rd
grade FCAT. WES: 3rd grade FCAT.
Stanford 10 1st & 2nd grades. PK/K:
Kindergarten readiness 6:00-7:00 pm
for 2008-09 Kindergartners (register at
259-0405. Book fair.
* Wednesday, March 19
District-wide: PCAT. MES: 3rd
grade FCAT. WES: 3rd grade FCAT.
Stanford 10 1st & 2nd grades. PK/K:
Book fair.
* Thursday, March 20
District-wide: FCAT. BCHS: Tennis
(H) 3:30 pm. Baseball @ Hilliard 6:00
p.m., Softball (H), 4:00 & 6:00 p.m.
WES: 3rd grade FCAT. Stanford 10
1st & 2nd grade. PK/K: Book fair.
* Friday, March 21
District-wide: FCAT. BCHS: Baseball
vs. Santa Fe (H) 6:00 pm. MES:
Deadline for volunteer applications
for 3rd grade Walt Disney trip. Drama
Club mtg., 8:00 am. WES: Panther
Pals. 3rd grade FCAT & Stanford 10 -
1st & 2nd grade. Spring fling/field day.
PREK/K: Book fair.



ALCOHOLICS
ANONYMOUS
Monday & Thursday
8:00 pm
Macdenny Church of Christ
5thand Minnesota
275-3617 or 259-8257


CVS One Hour Photo Lab Special Event
Bring your friends and family to

CVS/pharmacy
Saturday, March 22 from 10 a.m. 2 p.m., to have their Easter
pictures taken and receive a Free 4x6 Print the next day.
There will also be door prizes given away that same day.
Any Questions, please stop by the Photo Lab
or call us at 259-6380


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Teammates cheer on senior Ryan Young, 18, as he lifts during a meet held last week in the Baker County) High School gymnasium.
PHOTO BY JOE. ADDINGTON



Wildcats take five-way meet


The Wildcat weight lifting
team hammered their opponents
in a five-way meet last Wednes-
day at the BCHS gym. The Cat
lifters scored 95 points to 62 for
Keystone Heights, 33 for Colum-
bia High, 20 for Matanzas and 8
for Bradford County.
It was old home week for
Coach Bobby Johns, who
coached Columbia to two state
titles in the 1990s.
"It shows the improvement
of our team when you realize


that we tripled their point total in
just our second full season as a
team," said Johns.
The Cats clinched seven
school records that afternoon on
their way to the sweep.
Ryan Young collected three
records in the 119 class. He had a
230 bench press, a 220 clean and
jerk and a 450 total weight.
Lucious Lee also had three
school records with a 425 bench,
a 320 clean and jerk and a 745
total in the 199 class.


Ethan Munson clinched a re-
cord in the clean and jerk in the
heavyweight class with a 325.
He finished with a 715 total.
Other winners included Blake
Hart in the 129 class, Greg Wil-
liams in the 169 class, Hank
Farmer in the 219, Thomas
Braddy in the 238.
Brendan Donovan was second
in the 129, Milton Baker in the
154, Clayton Williams in the 169
and Munson at heavyweight.


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Kindergarten and Summer Voluntary

Pre-K Registration Roundup


..- .,.. The .Eaker: County Pre-K/K Center will be holding
Sregistrati'ron forfkindergarten (2008-2009) and
.' Summer VF (2008) on April 1-4 between the
hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The following
; / / documentation is requested: child's birth certifi-
S \ c ..... te, current shot record.and physical, parents
: *, driver's license, and (proof of residency for Sum-
\. i ,- ';~ mer V.K.)

,; '" I.f-yur child attends a pre-school/childcare cen-
ter, you may pick up a kindergarten registration
, packet there beginning March 17, All others may
S pick up the packets at the Baker County Pre-K/K
C nter after March 17.

SFo r more information:


, -Kindergarten: Angie 259-0385
S \ Summer VFK.: Naomi 259-3014

S 'Summer Voluntary Pre-K is available to children
S'?c ho will be 5 by September 1, 2008 and have not
previously attended a VFK.
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School Lunch
MENU
March 17-21
Offered everyday:
Cold lunch plate, chef salad
or pasta salad w/wheat roll or
crackers and dessert (when of-
fered), 1% lowfat white milk,
1/2% lowfat flavored milk, or-
ange juice

Monday, March 17
Breakfast: Cereal w/slice of multi
grain toast, fruit juice and milk.
Lunch: Hot baked tuna w/noodles
or chicken nuggets, choice of 2
sides: green beans w/ new pota-
toes, creamer coleslaw, chilled fruit
choice, or orange juice, homemade
cookie (peanut butter gr. 7-12),
wheat roll.
Tuesday, March 18
Breakfast: Grilled cheese sandwich
on multi grain bread, fruit juice,
milk.
Lunch: Grilled chicken patty on
whole grain bun or corndog, choice
of 2 sides: baked french fries, baked
beans, lettuce & tomato slices, or or-
ange juice, apple crisp.
Wednesday, March 19
Breakfast: Pancake and sausage
on a stick, fruit juice and milk.
Lunch: Beef vegetable soup w/
grilled cheese sandwich or ham,
macaroni & cheese casserole, wheat
roll, choice of 2 sides: turnip greens,
creamy coleslaw, chilled fruit choice
orange juice, peanut cup (gr. 7-12)
Thursday, March 20
Breakfast: Breakfast pizza, fruit
juice and milk.
Lunch: BBQ Ribbette on bun or
baked lasagna w/ slice of Italian
bread, choice of 2 sides: garden
tossed salad, steamed green peas,
chilled fresh fruit, or orange juice,
carrot cake.
Friday, March 21
Breakfast: Sausage biscuit, fruit
juice and milk.
Lunch: BBQ chicken or beef nug-
gets both served w/rice & gravy,
choice of 2 sides: seasoned cabbage,
chilled fruit choice or orange juice,
carrot cake.


RICH LAURAMORE


CONSTRUCTION, ING.
Custom Homes Additions Remodels

259-4893 ** 904-403-4781 cell.
5960 Lauramore Rd., Macclenny, FL 32063
RR License No. 282811470

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paid in advance, and be in our office
no later than 4:00 pm the Monday
preceding publication, unless other-
wise arranged in advance. Ads can
be mailed provided they are accom-
panied by payment and instructions.
They should be mailed to: Classified
Ads, The Baker County Press, P.O.
Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063. We
cannot assume responsibility for
accuracy of ads or notices given over
the telephone. Liability for errors in all
advertising will be limited to the first
publication only. If afterthat time, the
ad continues to run without notifica-
tion of error by the person or agency
for whom it was published, then that
party assumes full payment respon-
sibility. The Baker County Press
reserves the right to refuse advertis-
ing or any other material which in
the opinion of the publisher does not
meet standards of publication.


Peavy amplifier, almost new; Billy J.
Washburn guitar, both for $300. 571-
0913. 3/13p
Now open. The Franklin Mercantile will
be open Fridays and Saturdays for your
shopping pleasure. Come see what's
new! Railroad crossing in Glen. 259-
6040. 1/31tfc
2003, 16x7 Cargo Craft Explorer
trailer, " plywood floor and doors, 4
wheel electric brakes on tandem axle,
like new, $3000. 613-6001. 7/19tfc
,,Antique breakfront buffet,, breakfront
china cabinet, buffet, all mahogany, can
be seen at Southern Charm. 259-4140.
12/9tfc
Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece,
excellent condition. Southern Charm
259-4140. 12/9tfc
Brand new Sears water softener sys-
tem, $585. Free installation. Good used
appliances. 90 day money back guaran-
tee. 266-4717. 7/12-3/27p
Butterfly dining table with 6 chairs,
very ornate, fluted legs, rare; half round
foyer console. All pieces are mahogany
wood. Southern Charm. 259-4140.
2/3tfc
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
canvases, drawing pads and much
more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
Street, 259-3737. tfc
Introducing Glad Bags. Inspiring tote
bags with embroidered bible verses.
Trendy look meets timeless hope! Avail-
able at The Franklin Mercantile, railroad
crossing in Glen. 259-6040. 2/28tfc
1987 22' Sunline, sleeps 6, excellent
condition, $4000 OBO. 904-275-2990
or 904-838-3267. 3/6-13p
Sportsbike. 2004 Honda CBR 600
RR, BIK, custom exhaust, LED lights,
two helmets, two jackets, $4200. 728-
2455. 3/6-13p
Florida Gator football tickets. Two
2008 season only, Champions Club,
face value, Macclenny. 352-262-0995.
3/13p
1988 F150 4x4, $2500; 23' Prowler
5th wheel camper, $3500; Yamaha
Wave Runner, $1200; 18' boat, 130 HP,
$1500; Wieder home gym, $150. 653-
1215 or 545-1745. 3/6-20p
Vermeer 630B stumpgrinder, pull
behind, hydraulic, $4000 OBO. 887-
8408. 3/6-13p
30" Snapper riding mower. Call or see
Glenn Hart, 259-8125. 3/13p
Prom dresses. Many to choose from,
lots of sizes. Cottage Gifts & Consign-
ment, 65 Mclver Avenue. 259-8711.
3/13-20c
Rigid saddle bags with mounting
hardware; chrome luggage rack, Rigid
mount; quick detach windshield, leaves
no docking hardware when removed;
shop service manual; all part are genu-
ine Harley Davidson and in good condi-
tion, parts fit 2004 and up Sportsters.'
Call Bobby for more information, 275-
3521 or 588-4785. 3/13p
7 HP Troy Built tiller $100; Chippewa
leaf grinder $75. 259-6258. 3/13p





2002 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer, 80k
miles, $10,399. 904-525-0315 or 904-
525-0249. 3/6-13p
1995 Buick Park Avenue, excellent
condition, serviced through the years at
Pineview Chevrolet, $3000. 259-3268.
3/6-13D


2003 Chevy Z71, 4x4, fully loaded, Westside Nursery & Preschool now -- -- *--- -
leather, On-Star, 6 CD changer, Bose accepting applications for a director's g
stereo, toolbox, $11,500. 887-8408. position. Applications will be accepted
3/6-13p from 9:00 am-noon, Monday-Friday. ~ jrA6E14L
5 99 JI ee Gra.nd r okheenrn nreen 259-4899. 3/13-20c 80 am? ~ 10398 r Andrew Ra ulersn


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great condition, needs motor, $300.
219-0112. 3/6-13p
1988 van, V6, runs very good, $700.
912-266-1641. 3/13p
1993 Dodge Grand Caravan, 50k miles
on motor and transmission, cold air,
new brakes, $1800. 571-0913. 3/13p




Stay at home mother will keep your
children Monday-Friday, 6:00 am-6:00
pm. Daily or weekly rates available.
Positive environment. 259-2917.
3/13-20p
Do you have a junk car or truck to sell
or haul off. Call 259-7968. 1/lOtfc
Junk removal. Don't want the hassle?
We'll load and haul your unwanted met-
al junk. Free hauling. Old washer, dry-
ers, A/C, freezers, lawn mowers, tanks,
metal scrap, etc. Call local at 904-759-
4162. 3/13-20p
I, Betty G. Dunmire, am not respon-
sible for any of Alvin B. Dunmire's fi-
nances. .3/13-4/17p
Babysitting in my home, all ages, 6:00
am-until. Monday-Friday, near 125 &
127.838-2287. 3/13-20p
Now accepting antique furniture on
consignment. Pieces have to be in good
condition. Call Karin at Southern Charm
259-4140. 2/13tfc




Free puppies to good home. Half Bull
Dog, half Beagle. Call 259-6873. 3/13p
Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control,;$50 boarding fees willI
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc'
Miniature Dachshunds, 2 black, 2
red, with health certificate. Ready now.
$150. 653-2376. 3/13p




Lost: Red Nose Pit, very friendly, black
collar, missing since Saturday from
Reid Stafford & Ridge Estates. 707-
6302. 3/13p
Found: Golden colored Terrier, young,
Eastwood Road by Jiffy Store. 728-
8483.
Found: Bull dog. Call to identify. 904-
629-4605.
Found: Male Chihuahua, out of state
collar. Call to identify 259-6173.





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
discretion 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
commitments based on statements and/or
promises; demand specifics in writing. You
can also call the Federal Trade Commission
at 1-877-FTC-HELP to find out how to spot
fraudulent solicitations. Remember: if it
sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
- The Baker County Press
Shop service writer needed, 3-11 pm.
Apply TA Travelcenter in Baldwin, 1024
US 301 S., Baldwin or call Mark at 904-
266-4281 ext. 22. 3/13tfc
Local home care agency seeking PRN,
RN, OT and a full-time PT. Please call
259-3111 for more information.
4/19tfc
Stylist needed for Smart Style, inside
Wal-mart. 259-9009. 3/13p
Experienced painters needed. Must
have tools, benefits after 90 days. 259-
5877. 12/30tfc
Asbestos removal workers needed,
will train. Call 1-888-327-8207. Drug
screen required. 3/13-20p
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
Guaranteed interviews at Zaxby's
every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 pm. 11/29tfc
Dental assistant needed. New office in
Lake City needing to expand. Full-time
position, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-5:00
pm, salary commensurate with experi-
ence, benefits plus bonus'. Also need
part-time hygienist. Please fax resume
to 386-752-3122. 2/14-3/13p


Drivers: Local opportunity. Great sala-
ry/benefits. Route sales/service rep. HS
graduate. CDL-B a plus. 904-264-2607.
Recruiter-south@safety-kleen.com.
3/13p
Maintenance person needed. License
required. Experience preferred. Call
259-7335 or 759-3647. 3/13tfc





Notice to Readers
All real estate advertising in this newspaper
is subject to the Fair Housing Act which
makes it illegal to advertise "any preference,
limitation or discrimination based on race,
color, religion, sex, handicap, familiar status
or national origin, or an intention, to make
any such preference, limitation or discrimi-
nation." Familial status includes children
under the age of 18 living with parents or
legal custodians, pregnant women and peo-
ple securing custody of children under 18.
This newspaper will not knowingly accept
any advertising for real estate which is in
violation of the law. Our readers are hereby
informed that all dwellings advertised in this
newspaper are available on an equal oppor-
tunity basis. To complain of discrimination,
call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777. The
toll free telephone number for the impaired
is 1-800-927-9275.
For sale or rent to own. 2000, 3 BR, 2
BA MH, 1408 SF on Y acre lot, excel-
lent condition and location, $93,500.
904-626-2569. 3/13-27p
3 BR, 2 BA brick home w/1576 SF
heated on 1/2 acre in Macclenny, all
electric appliances, $190,000. Please
call 813-1580. (21GFO). 5/10tfc
One acre lot, mobile home only in Glen
St. Mary, well, septic, power and impact
fee included. $59,900 OBO. 904-219-
p480. --- 3/13tfc
Acreage & farms. 140 acres,l mili
road frontage, $6000 per acre. 259-
8028. 3/13-4/3c
2 BR, 1 BA on large city lot, $90,000.
Possible owner financing. 904-334-
1902. -3/13p
3 BR, 3 BA. 2250 SF home in Macclenny
II. Living room w/fireplace, large eat-in
kitchen and bonus room. $219,000.
259-4407 or 233-3262. 3/6-27p
Owner financing and lease to own.
Baker County do you have 5-10% for
your down payment and income to sup-
port the loan, but your credit has some
hiccups? Call 904-219-0480. 1/24tfc
4 BR, 2 BA brick home with 1876 SF
heated on Y acre in Macclenny, all elec-
tric appliances, $210,000. 813-1580
(18GFO). 5/10tfc
Farm house on 13.5 acres, three barns,
two ponds, cross fence, large oaks, will
divide for two families. 259-2465.
2/28-3/20p
3 BR, 2 BA DWMH on approximately 1
acre. Only $82,500; 904-591-0881.
2/14tfc
2002, 3 BR, 2 BA DWMH with 24x24
building on 2.27 acres, St. Mary's River
Bluff Road, high & dry, easy access to
river, great forfour wheelers, $115,000.
Call 912-843-2135 or 904-677-6151.
3/13p
You wanted to sell, now you need to
sell. I buy Baker County houses any
condition, any price. Privacy guaran-
teed. 904-219-0480. 1/17tfc
Land & home packages. Singlewides
and doublewides. 1 acre to 10 acres.
Some owner financing available. 904-
653-1656 leave message. 3/6-27c
9.39 acres 1 mile north of Sanderson
on CR 229. $103,500. Owner financing
available. 904-813-1580. 1/10tfc
1 acre lot in Macclenny II, cleared,
high and dry, $72,000. 259-4407 or
233-3262. 3/6-27p


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Ronie's Food, follow signs. Baby girl clothes 12-
18 month, some 5T girls, boys 5-6, baby toys,
TV, picture frames, mens 34-34 jeans, baby fur-
niture, much more.


Friday 7:00 am-1:00 pm. Emmanuel Church of God in Christ,
450 South Boulevard. Women's plus sizes, children's clothing,
shoes. 343-5509
Friday 8:00 am-2:00 pm, 4504 Birch Street. Household items.
clothing, miscellaneous.
Friday 8:00 am-1:00 pm, 748 N. 5th Street. Furniture, clothes,
lots of stuff.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?, 500 Ivey Street. Baby items,
clothes, salt & pepper shakers, miscellaneous.
SFriday & Saturday 7:00 am-?, 706 Long Drive, Macclenny.
SKids, women, mens clothing, toys & household items, all
; priced to sell.
SFriday & Saturday 9:00 am-2:00 pm, 23A North. Approxi-
mately 3 miles on left.
Saturday 8:00 am-?, 14493 Hunter's Ridge East, off Odis
Yarbrough Road, follow signs. Baby items, household items,
furniture, everything must go. Moving/yard sale.
Saturday 9:00 am-4:00 pm, River Oaks Cirlce, Glen. Clothes,
Christian books, lots of household items, pictures, weed eat-
ers & chain saws that work! Too much to list. Big sale.
Saturday 7:00 am-1:00 pm, 1136 Copperfield Circle. Ethan
Allen furniture, lawn equipment, clothes, lots of baby items,
toys.
Saturday 8:00-?, Storage units behind Moody's Chevron.
Moving Sale, rain cancels.
Saturday 8:30 am-1:00 pm, 4107 Dogwood Street, Macclenny
II, toddler/kids clothes & toys, adult clothes, household items,
and much more. All proceeds go to American Cancer Society.
Multi family.
Saturday 7:00 am-noon, 50 North Boulevard across from
Softball field off 121 on right, many items, home decor &
more. Two family.
Saturday 8:00 am-?, US 90 to 229 North, go over railroad
track to the second road on left, first house on right.
Saturday 8:00 am-noon, Old Nursery Plantation, 125 South,
right on Glynn Allyn Road, first house on right, 2 cribs, chang-
ing table, toddler bed, furniture, toys, clothes infants to size ,
7, Gap, Carter's Jimboree, etc., mens, women, & maternity
clothes.


Reduced. 3 BR, 2 BA in Rolling
Meadows. House is one year old.
Fireplace, very nice, $184,900. 904-
483-6409. -11/22tfc


3 BR, 2 BA brick home w/1721 SF
heated on 1/2 acre in Macclenny, all:
,electric appliances, $180,000. Call 813-
1580 (8WE). 5/10tfc:


o 0 Jim Smith, Broker
.f Teresa Yarborough, Broker Associate
Sales Associates
SMark Lancaster Juanice Padgett
Shannon Jackson

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LAND:


4 BR, 2 BA $135,000
4 BR, 212 BA, 36.54 acres river front estate
New 3 BR, 2 BA (2 to choose from) $154,900
3 BR, 2 BA 4.88 acres joining park $359,000
New 3 BR, 2 BA in Glen $179,900


City lot $29,900
10 acres near Glen $92,000
15 acres near Glen $119,000
10 acres near Glen $89,900
87.95 acre ranch $1,300,000
1.24 acres on Pine Loop $38,900
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Macclenny. Land and home packages.
New 1579 SF, 3 BR, 2 BA upgraded
Satina kitchen package and more on 1.5
shaded acres on the St. Mary's River,
$120,000. 259-8028. 3/13-4/3c
Copper Creek. FSBO, gorgeous all
brick 4 BR, 3 BA house, 2720 SF. Huge
landscaped fenced back yard! Many
upgrades, wood floors, travertine tile,
crown molding, gas fireplace, stainless
appliances, bonus room, grand master
suite. Call 710-3472 for more info.
3/13-3/27p
1.2 acres, zoned .5 acre, partially
cleared off Steelbridge Road, 1 mile past
boat ramp, $28,000 cash or $33,000
owner financing. 219-0112.


3/6-27p


Must see! 2000 16x80, 4 BR, 2 BA on 1
full acre in Glen. Move in ready. $79,900.
Down payment assistance available,
WAC. 904-219-0480. 3/13tfc
3 acres, high & dry, fish pond, homes
or mobile homes, set-up included,
owner financing or cash discount. 912-
843-8118. 2/22tfc
Equity loan needed. Local real estate
investor needs short term purchase
money. Will pay 2 pts and 12% on note,
70% LTV max. 904-219-0480. 3/13tfc
FSBO. Copper Creek Hills, Unit III, 2
large lot $65,000 each, 1 lot @ $55,000.
Ownerfinancingavailable.904-813-1580.
1/10tfc
3 acre on Estate Street at entrance
to Macclenny II, $49,900. Guaranteed
financing with 10% down. 904-219-
0480. 2/7tfc
3 BR, 11/2 BA house, 903 Miltondale
Road, completely remodeled, $136,000.
259-0893. 2/21tfc





3 BR & 2 BR mobile homes, no pets,
garbage pickup, water & yard moving
provided, $475-$625. 912-843-8118.
7/5tfc
2 BR, 1 BA apartment, good neighbor-
hood, no smoking or pets, $575 per
month plus deposit and last month's
rent. Call 859-3026. 3/6tfc
2 BR, 1 BA, $385/month, $385 deposit,
garbage, water, sewer and lawn care
included, no pets. 912-843-8165 or
904-219-2690. 3/13p
Mobile homes. 2 and 3 BR, A/C, no pets,
$500-$575 plus deposit. 904-860-4604.
3/17tfc
3 BR, 2 BA MH, $1000 deposit, $850/
month, no pets. 904-472-1241.3/6-12p
3 BR, 1 BA home on acre in Macclenny
with all electric appliances, $850 security
deposit, $850/month. 626-8424. 3/13tfc

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2 BR, 2 BA MH in country, no pets, $500
deposit, $600/month. 275-2865 or,923-
2191. 2/28-3/13c
2 BR, 11/2 BA MH, $450/month, $300
security, no pets, 10372 North Glen
Avenue, Glen St. Mary 1-386-266-8231.
3/13c
3 BR, 2 BA MH on private 1 acre lot,
$800/month, $800 deposit, no pets, 838-
0035. 3/13ftc




Smokey Mt. cabin, trout stream, near
Cherokee, NC, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge
and Dollywood, $325/week. 386-752-
0013. 2/21-5/29p




Established sandwich shop located
in the Cornerstone Shopping Center.
Family owned and operated. $25,000.
Serious inquires only. 753-6040.
2/28-8/30p




Commercial office space, formerly
Pittman Professional Building, three
offices to choose from, averages 400
SF space, $500/month includes utilities.
122 South 6th Street, Macclenny, 904-
219-4225. 3/13-4/3p




2008 Fleetwood, 28x44, 3 BR, 2 BA,
$29,900..Call Larry at 259-1100.
3/13-4/3c
New "2007" lot model must go! Must
see to believe, 2100 SF, 4 BR, 3 BA,
fireplace, study, sliding glass door with
furniture & decor, setup & delivery, A/C,
skirting & steps $64,900. Call Larry at
904-259-1100. 3/13-4/3c
1999 Skyline DW, 4 BR, 2 BA, 32x80,
$49,000 OBO. 259-8000. 2/14-28p


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covered Lanai. $294,999
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kitchen & plenty of room to roam, property is fenced w/
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AMONG THE TREES MLS# 420291 See yourself living
on this beautiful serene piece of property; almost acre,
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Come see this 3BR/2BA triple wide mobile hm on 4.62,
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brick & wood siding hm w/nearly 2,400sf! Attached 1 car
carport, Irg mature shade trees and you've got to see the
fruit trees. $235,000
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stone patio, hot tub & horse pasture. $329,000
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treed lots, no building timeframes, 2,400sf min house,
build barn w/apt no smaller than 350sf, one house per
acre allowed. $318,000
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