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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS


Pul circulation leader *1 Winner of 14 stale awards firjournalism excellence in 2007


78th Year, Vol. 52 Thursday, April24, 2008 Macdenny, Florida 500


Supt. Barton calls it a career


Hersurprise announcement; won'tseek fourth term


BY JOEL ADDINGTON
Press Staff
Although Baker County School Superintendent Paula
Barton says she loves her job and has enjoyed it tremen-
dously over the last decade, seven months from now she
hopes to be sitting on the front porch, rocking her two baby
grandchil-
dren.
Ms. Bar-
ton officially
announced
she would not
seek re-elec-
tion April 21
during the
school board's
regular meet-
ing, less than
a week after
informing
school dis-
trict staff of
her decision.
Until her an-
nouncement,
she had been
expected to
seek a fourth
term.
"Some-
times we ar-
rive at cross-
roads in our
personal and
professional School board chairman Patricia Weeks looks on c
lives," she
said before the board meeting, pointing out that she's
grieved the passing of multiple family members and a co-
worker in recent years. "I believe I've arrived at the right
decision. I have a real peace about it."
Ms. Barton leaves the school district with a much im-
proved graduation rate and new elementary school, but


also big challenges in light of state budget cuts.
All of those factors weighed heavily on her decision.
"I looked at where the system is now and where it was
at'12 years ago and reflected on that," she said. "1 was
looking at [another] four-year commitment. That's a long
time and 1 don't take commitment lightly. It's long hours,
and days, and weekends. You have to evaluate all that."
Following a
standing ova-
tion at the board
Si ,m w meeting, Ms.
.y a Barton spoke
,, b "1 of fiscal chal-
lenges facing
the education
system in light
budget reduc-
tions.
"I hate leav-
ing now be-
cause of the
challenges that
face this dis-
trict in the near
future, but the
system deserves
a younger, vi-
vacious, ener-
getic, visionary
person to step
up to the plate,"
she said.
Also, if Ms.
Barton were to
erientendent Barton makes her announcement, be re-elected,
PHO1O K,,uH L\ ZANISx she would have
to carry on
without long-time associate superintendent Glenn McK-
endree, who is retiring when her term ends November 17.
"Beyond that he has no desire to continue," she said, add-
ing that the job would be a tough one without Mr. McKen-
(See page 5)


2 already

in the race
It didn't take long for two can-
didates to throw their hats into
the ring to replace Superinten-
dent Paula Barton after her sur-
prise retirement announcement
last week.
They are not expected to be
the last, either.
Both Paul Scammacca, 38, of
Glen St. Mary and Vincent Fer-
reira, no age given, of Macclenny
are currently in the education
field the former a special ed
teacher at Macclenny Elementary
whose resignation was approved
by the school board this week.
Mr. Ferreira is a reading and
math teacher at Andrew Jackson
High in Jacksonville.
Other candidates could
emerge from past and present
teacher and administrative ranks
in the local system.
They include Sherrie Rauler-
son, principal of the PreK-Kin-
dergarten Center, Brian Dopson,
current dean at Lake City Com-
munity College and David Craw-
ford, the current district main-
tenance chief and former Baker
High principal.
None of them were inter-
viewed for this article nor have
they publicly indicated an inter-
est in the job.


Grease apotentialwoe


for city's sewer system
BY JOEL ADDINGTON but Macclenny has gotten by
Press Staff without the regulation. Now it's
time to have the regulation and
Grease is becoming a prob- enforce it."
lem for the City of Macclenny's. Right now, the city doesn't
sewer system, and City Man- have an ordinance that address-
ager Gerald Dopson said steps es maintenance of grease traps,
will be taken to make sure cus- only the building codes that
tomers namely commercial mandate traps be installed.
kitchens know about it and If an ordinance were drafted
perform required maintenance and approved, customers vio-
on grease traps. lating the law could face fines
In an update on various is- as much as $500, the going rate
sues facing the city's water
and sewer system April 15, the (See page 4)


city s engineer Frank Darabi
told city commissioners that
grease making its way down
sink drains is clogging up
pipes and pumps, and leading
to wasted time and money to
maintain the system.
"In the water and sewer
lines, grease floats to the top
and gets collected in a grease
trap," he explained. "But if
the trap is not maintained, it
doesn't work anymore and the
grease is carried to the sewer
lines. That's the problem. Most
bigger cities have ordinances
adopted to take care of this,


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BY JOEL ADDINGTON
Press Staff
The Baker County Commission
took another step forward in planning
the construction of a new county ad-
ministration building during its April
21 meeting, and made changes to the
county's space master plan to accom-
modate what County Manager Joe
Cone called "another unfunded state
mandate."
The mandate requires the county
provide office space and telephones
for the Office of Criminal Conflict
and Civil Regional Counsel (RCC),
which appoints alternative prosecutors


and public defenders in criminal cases
where conflicts arise among court of-
ficials.
The Florida Supreme Court upheld
the mandate a few weeks ago follow-
ing an appeal by the state to overturn
a Leon County judge's order that sided
with the Florida Association of Crimi-
nal Defense Lawyers, which chal-
lenged the mandate's constitutionality
in January.
However, 8th Judicial Circuit Court
Administrator Ted McFetridge said the
Supreme Court ruling would not re-
solve the issue completely.

(See page 2)


'Pety' horseshoe tourney raising funds


for funeral expenses for indigent families


Philip "Petey" Middleton loved life and all the fun it
held. He loved to fish, hunt, go camping, boating and to


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with his large group of friends. The game of
,however, was Petey's absolute favorite thing in
the world.
Tragically, the young
Story & Photos man left the life so loved
in 2006, the victim of a
By tragic car accident.
Kelley Petey's close friend,
Harold Castleberry, knew
Lannigan he wanted to do something
to honor the memory of his
Press Staff buddy. Whatever was done,
he knew that it would have


to center around the game Petey had loved so
much.
In spring of 2007, the "Throwing for Petey"
horseshoe tournament was launched.
The second tournament, held April 19 at
the Knabb Sports Center, has grown in its
scope and purpose.
"It's evolved into more than simply a gath-
ering to remember a special friend," said Mr.
Castleberry. "It's now a fund-raiser to help
families that lose a loved one and don't have


(See page 5)


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Feds give pot-selling

agent six-month term
A Macclenny man and former US Border Patrol
agent was given six months in federal prison on April
21 in return for a plea to distributing
three pounds of marijuana in a con-
trolled buy in Suwannee County in
December, 2005.
Tony (Hollywood) Henderson,
S46, was released on $20,000 bail
S- by US District Judge Timothy
Corrigan following the sentence,
and will enter the federal system
when a suitable location is found.
Tony Henderson He will be on house arrest for
four months following release, and lost both his
job and pension.
(See page 8)


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, April 24, 2008 Page 2


Law enforcement carries torch for Special Olympics...
Officers from the Baker County Sheriff's Office and Baker Correctional Institution teamed up to carry the 25th annual Special
Olympic's ceremonial torch through Baker County April 14 to raise money for special needs children. The torch was passed along
to the Nassau County Sheriff's Office for its leg of the run the following day. Pictured are (from left) Deputy Erik DeLoach, BCI
Officer Billy Rhoden, Sheriff's Investigator James Nickles, BCI Officer Joe Denton, and dispatcher Christina Nickles. Runners
not pictured are BCI officers Andy Johnson and Lee Yates.
Pioro BY Joi- ADDIN(H'ON


County tax-exempt status



will save on newjail materials


office and courthouse addition.
However, Mr. Wooden said
that Ajax would handle all the
administrative work by using
the county's purchase ordering
forms and language, superim-
posing language required by
Ajax and its subcontractors, to
order the materials.
SThen once the materials ar-
rive and are audited by Ajax and
Mr. Thomas, a packet would be
sent to the county for its records
before a check was mailed to the
supplier. Mr. Thomas said the
BCDC would wire cash from
its $45 million bond fund into
a county account to cover the
checks.
"It stands up to audit very
well," Mr. Wooden said of the
process. "Our entire system is set
up not to burden the client. We
know this is a pain and can turn
into a fiasco. But we've done this
before and made enough mis-
takes to have it ironed out."
The arrangement is one that
Mr. Thomas said was sorely
needed to keep the project go-
ing. "We need to get stuff or-
dered," he said.
Later that day, Mr. Thomas
also appeared before county


commissioners to discuss the
county's need for land on the
90-plus acre BCDC property,
of which only about 20 acres is
planned for the jail complex. He
said knowing how much land the
county wants and where would
be helpful, "so we can plan the
maximum use for the remain-
der."
The non-profit owes the coun-
ty $200,000 in seed money that
helped get the corporation off
the ground, and county manager
Mr. Cone said that would trans-
late into about six acres of the
property, which was purchased
by BCDC at roughly $33,000 an
acre.
A committee will be appoint-
ed to tackle the issue of what
to do with the remaining acre-
age of the BCDC property. The
committee will likely include
county and BCDC officials as
well as other groups that may be
interested in purchasing some
of the land like the Tourist De-
velopment Council, the Coun-
cil on Aging or the Chamber of
Commerce. Mr. Thomas said he
would be contacting those agen-
cies to set up a meeting.


BY JOEL ADDINGTON
Press Staff
The Baker Correctional De-
velopment Corporation (BCDC)
will be using the county's tax-
exempt status to purchase con-
struction materials for the new
jail complex being built by Ajax
Building Corp. just north of
Macclenny off SR 121.
Project Manager Danny
Thomas, Allan Wooden of
Ajax, County Manager Joe
Cone, Clerk of Court Al Fraser
and BCDC board member and
County Commissioner Alex
Robinson convened at the Emer-
gency Operations Center on US
90 to discuss ,the idea April,21.
Mr. Thomas said the BCDC
submitted an application for tax-
exempt status as anon-profit cor-
poration to the IRS in February,
but that the application wouldn't
be processed until November.
He has also sent letters to the
IRS requesting the application
be expedited and recently placed
a call to the agency as well.
"They said thanks for your let-
ter but you're going in line with
everybody else," Mr. Thomas
told the group.
But by using the county's
tax identification number to or-
der materials, the BCDC will
be able to move construction
forward immediately and save
approximately $162,000 on the
cells alone, a roughly $3 million
expense, said Mr. Wooden.
The county's main concern is
to ensure that county staff would
not be burdened with purchase
order paperwork. "That's the
trouble," said Mr. Fraser, recall-
ing the large amount of work in-
volved on previous county con-
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He said it's likely one of Flor-
ida's 67 counties has challenged
the mandate as well, arguing
that local governments aren't re-
quired under state law to provide
the space because the RCC is
not a part of the Public Defend-
ers Office.
Nonetheless, county com-
missioners agreed by way of
amending the space master plan
- to dedicate 597 square feet of
the Building and Zoning Depart-
ment building on N. 3rd St. for
the RCC starting next month.
The change also pledges ex-
clusive use of that building to the
8th Circuit Public Defenders Of-
fice by March 1, 2009, at which
time the county will relocate the
RCC to an alternate location, to
be approved by the Court Space
Planning Committee.
That deadline is when the
county expects to have its new
administration building con-
structed to house county com-
mission and building and plan-
ning offices. A site has yet to be
decided, but the likely choice is
on a portion of the 90-acre tract
where a new jail is being built.
To that end, the county's ar-
chitect, Erik Kasper of Jackson-
ville-based Kasper Architecture
Development, presented the
board with three building types
to chose from metal, wood-
frame or masonry and asked
for direction on which they'd like
to see engineered. Construction
cost estimates were included for
each and totaled $705,000 for
metal, $736,000 for wood and
$769,000 for masonry.
Mr. Kasper said the metal
option would be "basic, bottom
line, cheap-as-you-can-get," and
likely require a large amount
of maintenance. With wood, he
said, there's always the risk of
termite infestation and fire. A
masonry building would be the
"most durable, least maintenance
and longest lasting," he said.
"We want something that
looks really nice," said Com-
missioner Gordon Crews. Com-
missioner Alex Robinson added,
"I wouldn't want to look at any-
thing other than masonry my-
self."
The commission unanimous-
ly approved the masonry option
for the 9800-square-foot build-
ing and Mr. Kasper said roofing
options could be decided at a
later date.
Mr. Cone also said the county
has about $800,000 in grants
that could be used to fund the
new administration building.
In other business:
SThe commission approved
changes to the new Emergency
Medical Services (EMS) union
contract to resolve concerns in
switching to a direct deposit
payroll system that would cause
EMS employees to lose varying
amounts of overtime. Mr. Cone
said EMS employees are the
only county workers not receiv-
ing paychecks through direct
deposit.
The agreement reached be-
tween the union and Mr. Cone
would eliminate four honor
guard uniforms provided by the


county under the current con-
tract set to expire September 30,
in exchange for $1500 in com-
pensation for lost overtime from
switching to direct deposit. The
compensation would be spread
equally across the county's 12
EMS employees.
A workshop was tentatively
scheduled for 3:00 p.m. May 6 to
discuss county employee raises
in light of government budget re-
ductions from lost sales and gas
tax revenues as well as shortfalls
expected from the passage of
Amendment 1 on property tax
reform.
"With the cost of gasoline
and groceries, I don't see how
we can't give the employees
some kind of raise," said Com-
missioner Julie Combs.
Amendment 1 included lan-
guage to hold fiscally-con-
strained counties like Baker
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NOTICE OF

PUBLIC HEARING


Notice is hereby given that the proposed ordinance
whose title hereinafter appears, will be presented to the
Baker County Commissioners for possible adoption on
Monday, May 19, 2008, at 6:01 pm or as soon thereafter
as possible, and the Baker County Land/Local Planning
Agency will review on Thursday, May 8,2008 at 7:01 pm
or as soon thereafter as possible, at the Baker County Ad-
ministration Building 55 North Third Street, Macclenny,
Florida. Copies of said ordinance may be inspected by
any member of the public in the Commissioner's office,
address stated above. On the dates above-mentioned, all
interested parties may appear and be heard with respect
to the proposed ordinance which is titled as follows:


ORDINANCE 2008-
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FECTIVE DATE.


If any member of the
public desires to appeal any decision made at this pub-
lic hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceed-
ings and for that purpose may need to ensure that he/she
transcribes a verbatim record of the proceedings, which
record would include the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.

According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, per-
sons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter
to participate in this proceeding should contact the Ad-
ministration Department at (904) 259-3613 at least 48
hours prior to the time of the hearing.


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Opinion


comment


THE Mr. Bush proposing chan

BAKERCOUNTY to 'No Child Left Behind'


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Rather than resting on his lau-
rels and taking a nice break for the
end of his presidency, George W.
Bush has hiked
up his pants and
waded into the M Y S
quagmire of ed-
ucation. Bush is
taking on one of THE
the most contro-
versial edicts of ROBERT
his administra-
tion "No Child Left Behind."
The fact that the program,
which was to overhaul the edu-
cation system in America, was
proposed by Bush doesn't mean
that the president has to like it. In
fact, he doesn't like it at all.
"The president is re-visiting
No Child Left Behind, said Dr.
Helmut Griegson of the presti-
gious Dept. of Bizarre Statistics
and Voodoo Economics at Loui-
siana State University's Enron
School of Business. "He feels
that the goals of the program were
perhaps too broad. The president
is considering dropping the pro-
verbial 'line in the sand' back a
little ways and maybe leaving a
few children behind."
"Not far behind, mind you,"
said White House spokesman
Paul Mason. "We can look back
there and see them in the distance.
They're a little hard to see on a
cloudy day, but we know they're
back there. If they shout real loud
we can still hear them."
The president has some new
twists on the decade-long pro-
gram that he hopes will make a
difference.
"The first step in the process
will be increased funding for ed-
ucation," said Griegson. "To do
that, the president has come up
with a far-sighted plan to tie edu-
cation with the North American
Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
The president plans to outsource
kindergarten through the third
grade to Colombia. In that way,
we not only increase our abil-
ity to teach a second language
to young students, but also help
the Colombians, who are a vital
partner in our war on terror."
Secondary education will be
handled by the Haliburton Cor-
poration presently in charge of
the rebuilding efforts in Iraq.
Vice President Dick Cheney,
who sits on the board of Halibur-
ton, weighed in on the issue.
"Haliburton is the perfect
match for high school-aged
kids," said Cheney. "They've
proven they can handle Sun-
nis, Shites and Al Quada. High
school students shouldn't be too
much of a problem. Besides,
we've hired Blackwater to take
care of security issues. The first
group of Humvees should be ar-
riving at American high schools
any day now."
One of the issues on the pres-
ident's desk is the way in which
graduation rates are calculated.
Currently, each state uses its
own methods of deciding who is
counted as a graduate. Regular
high school graduates are often
counted with students receiving
GEDs and alternative methods of
graduation. The president hopes
to standardize the way in which
graduation rates are calculated.
"We had originally planned
to go back to the tried and true
methods used by our forefathers.
The only problem we had was
that we couldn't locate an aba-
cus. The last time it was used
was in 2002 when former Sec. of
Defense Donald Rumsfeld used
it to decide how many troops to
send to invade Iraq. We think he
might have taken it home with
him as a souvenir," said Mason.
That triggered an idea in the
president's mind.
"President Bush intends to let
the Department of Defense fig-
ure the graduation rates," said
Mason. "They can't find the aba-


cus so they are going to use the
same statistical model that they'
use to figure the success of the


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surge in Iraq.
That should do
the trick. That's
pretty clear and
easy for every-
one to under-
stand."
Democratic
leadership in


Congress is unhappy with the
president's plan. "It's just an-
other failed proposal from an
administration rife with failed
proposals," said Speaker of the
House Nancy Pelosi. "We need


to completely overhaul public
education in America, not just
bandage it."
Education Secretary Marga-
ret Spelling is also skeptical of
president's plans.
"There have to be measurable
outcomes," said the secretary. "If
the president can not demonstrate
that his plan will succeed, I guar-
antee you that he will be taken to
task. If this doesn't work, after
the new president is sworn in,
Mr. Bush will have to stay after
and pound White House erasers.
I also intend to have him write 'I
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A recent story in the Florida
Times- Union about the carcasses
of 13 dead adult dogs and bags
of dead puppies found dumped
near a river in Brantley County,
Georgia underscores the plight
of domestic animals that fall
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the (littered) condition of the St. Mary's beach and
boat ramp (Boy Scout camp).
In 1936 when I was nine years old, I learned to
swim there. We (the Gilbert family) spent many a
Sunday afternoon swimming and picnicking there.
My mother always carried a brown paper bag for.
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, clean even though there were not trash cans there.
Our parents taught us to respect the river and its
surroundings. What has caused so many of today's
folks to care so little for our recreation areas?
I'm so glad Ms. Lannigan profiled this neglect.
I just hope the messy folks wise up and protect our
parks and rivers.
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Intentional cruelty was later
ruled out. The dogs had been
found dead in a home where
the owner himself had expired.
However, confining that many
animals inside a house and their
death due to neglect, regardless
of the circumstances, is still a
terrible occurrence.
A friend was driving me
through north Baker County
one Sunday afternoon and we
stopped at a bridge to look at the
river. He reached the railing be-
fore I did and quickly waved me
back.
"Don't come over, you don't
want to see this," he said.
There on the river bank near
the bottom of the bridge were
the bodies of several dogs, their
faces twisted into those death
grimaces that only rigor mortis
and decomposition can accom-
plish.
It was a revolting sight, most-
ly because it spoke of the cruel
fate the animals must have suf-
fered at the hands of whomever
was responsible.
Cruelty to animals is com-
mon. Watching an episode of
Animal Precinct on the Animal
Planet Channel attests that. For
a normal person, the atrocities
documented on such programs
is enough to turn one's stomach.
Physical abuse is perhaps
the most despicable, but cruelty
takes many forms: starvation,
thirst, freezing to death or dying
from the heat, a wasting disease
that's not treated, inappropriate
captivity and isolation.
While out'Walking last year,
I encountered a dog chained to
a tree beside one end of a house.
The ground beneath him was
bare dirt. A bucket containing
a few inches of cloudy water sat
by the fence. There was no food
in sight, not even a dish to sug-
gest regular feeding.
The dog was scruffy, as can
be expected, and looked pitiful
lying on his side in the dirt. I
called to him and woke him up.
The chain was just long enough
for him to approach the fence.
He was wary of me but came
over just the same.
When I petted him he stood
still, staring wide-eyed for about
a minute as if he couldn't be-
lieve what was happening. Then
he began to tremble with joy and
gratitude, rooting his muzzle
into my hand over and over. I
noticed how tight his collar was
- much too tight.
He seemed starved for atten-
tion and I wondered if his own-
ers ever petted him or played
with him.
I doubted it.
I still see that dog. There he lies
day after day, week after week,
month after month. I reported it,
but the situation did not change.
He will probably die in that spot.
I can only imagine what it must
be like to spend one's existence
that way chained up, void of
love or attention, lying in the
dirt in the heat and cold, never
running free and playing, sparse
food, nasty water, the only view
a section of board fence.
Over the years I have had ani-
mals express more love toward
me than many people I have
encountered, so I'd like to close
with this prayer for animals
written by the late Dr. Albert
Schweitzer:
Hear our humble prayer, 0
God, for our friends the ani-
mals, especially for animals
who are suffering; for any that
are hunted or lost or deserted
or frightened or hungry; for all
that must be put to sleep.
We entreat for them all Thy
mercy and pity, and for those
who deal with them we ask a
heart of compassion and gentle
hands and kindly words.
Make us be true friends to
animals and so share the bless-
ings of the merciful. Amen.








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(from page 1)
for breaking any city ordinance.
-a "We've had soin significant
expense for city crews to take
time to get the mains unclogged,"
said Mr. Dopson. And while he
said typically property owners
are responsible for grease trap
maintenance, in the past owners
of shopping centers have argued
it's their tenants who pay water
and sewer bills and should be re-
sponsible.
"That's where we'll center
it," Manager Dopson said of ef-
forts to inform customers of the
problem. "An ordinance may
be needed for more specifics
on inspections of each business
that potentially disperses grease,
making sure they document
when the last time the grease
trap was pumped, and assess-
ments by the city for not main-
taining the traps."
However, the first step will
be to notify all of the city's cus-
tomers of the grease issue, par-
ticularly eating establishments
in shopping centers and strip
malls.
"Have we given everyone suf-
ficient notice," said Mr. Dopson,
"I can't say we have."

Dwindling water supply

Another pressing issue facing
the city is its latest application to
the St. Johns River Water Man-
agement District for withdraw-
ing another 1.5 million gallons
per day from the aquifer to sup-
port future water needs through
2025.
That request comes in the
form of an increase in the city's
consumptive use permit (CUP),
which now allows the withdraw-
al of 2.5 million gallons per day
(MGD):
Mr. Darabi said the city's wa-
ter supply, and the region's, is
sufficient today, but in light of
fierce fighting over the dwin-
dling resource between com-
peting jurisdictions, it's wise to
file the request now for future
needs.
"Right now Florida, Georgia
and Alabama are fighting over
water and south Florida is run-
ning out of water," he said. "So
if you don't get permission up
front for future demand, there is
a chance we won't get the per-
mit."
As a condition of granting
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the increased withdrawal, the
district is urging city officials to
rework the.utility's rate stucture
to discourage wasteful use 'f
water.
Today, everyone pays.the
same rate for every 1000 gal-
lons used. However, the district
suggests a tiered rate structure,
where everyone pays the same
rate for the first 10,000 gallons
used, but those using between
10,000 and 20,000 pay a higher
rate for every gallon over 10,000,
and users between 20,000 and
30,000 pay an even more expen-
sive rate.
Such a structure encourages
water conservation, one of the
district's major goals.
"Before they [the district]
readily agree for the needed
capacity to meet the needs now
and in the future, they would
like to know the city is looking
at conservation," said Mr. Dop-
son. "They want to be sure your
rates are to a point where users
would be concerned to make
certain leaks don't occur and
that excessive use of water will
be monitored."

New customers
to fund expansion

Mr. Darabi has also recom-
mended an increase in the city's
water and sewer capacity charg-
es, which are one-time payments
made for new water and sewer
connections.
New customers now pay
a $2000 wastewater capacity
charge and a $950 water capacity
charge. They are assessed to res-
idential customers on a per unit
(apartment, house, mobile home)
basis while commercial custom-
ers pay based on their equivalent
residential unit, which is defined
as 11 fixtures.
The increase, if approved by
the Macclenny Commission,
changes those fees to $2750
for wastewater, a 37 percent in-
crease, and $1200 for water, a
20.8 percent increase.
The idea, Mr. Darabi told the
commission, is to ensure that
new growth pays for expansion
of existing water treatment fa-
cilities, not the utility's existing
customers.
Manager Dopson said the
capacity charge increase could
come before city commissioners
within the next two months.
The city also hopes to add


new wells, enlarge transmission
litinesnd connect the city's three
water treatment plants to form a
looped system.
Mr. Darabi said it costs about
$15 for every gallon of water ca-
pacity added to the city's system,
which consists of three plants;
the 1.38-MGD main plant, the
.25-MGD Enterprise East plant
near the Wal-Mart Distribution
Center, and the .25-MGD Mac-
clenny II plant.*
According to average water
usage in the city, there's close to
one million gallons per day in
excess capacity throughout the
system. However, Mr. Darabi
said the capacity cap includes
a number of approved develop-
ments that haven't been con-
structed yet.
"The main city plant doesn't
have much room for expansion,"
said the engineer. "At Macclen-
ny II we have the room and can
expand easily. Enterprise is just
too far away from the core area
of the city."
For those reasons he said the
Macclenny II plant, which is lo-
cated south of 1-10 off SR 121,
stands the best chance at be-
ing expanded in the future. The
problem is it's isolated from the
main plant and Enterprise East,
which are already connected.


Mr. Darabi said the city has
received a $600,000 Commu-
nity Development Block Grant
from the state to connect the
Macclenny II facility to the main
water line on SR 121.
"Eventually, we'd like to take
Macclenny II and go through
some property easements to
[CR] 228 and connect to the
Wal-Mart Supercenter," he said,
adding that would likely take
another grant. "Then we'll have
a looped system that will help
pressure and fire flow. And in
the future we could expand any
plant much easier."

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A senior respite center de-
signed to give caretakers a break
will open Tuesday, May 1 at 151
N. 3rd St. in Macclenny.
The Baker County Council
on Aging is sponsoring the cen-
ter where caregivers can drop.
off seniors for specified daytime
hours. There is a fee and it in-
cludes meals and personal care,
along with companionship ac-
tivities.
For more details, call the
council at 259-2223.


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that the proposed ordinances whose titles
hereinafter appear, will be presented in a public hearing to the
Baker County Commissioners for possible adoption on Monday,
May 19, 2008, at 6:01 pm or as soon thereafter as possible, and
the Baker County Land/Local Planning Agency will review on
Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 7:01 pm or as soon thereafter as pos-
sible, at the Baker County Administration Building 55 North
Third Street, Macclenny, Florida. Copies of said ordinance may
be inspected by any member of the public in the Commissioner's
office, address stated above. On the dates above-mentioned, all
interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to the
proposed ordinance which is titled as follows:

ORDINANCE 2008-
AN ORDINANCE OF THE COUNTY OF BAKER, FLORIDA,
AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 91-1 AS AMENDED, REGARD-
ING THE FUTURE LAND
USE MAP OF THE AD-
OPTED COMPREHEN-
SIVE PLAN, WITH RE-
SPECT TO A PARCEL OF subject parcel is o-
LAND, BEING APPROXI- cated on Ba-ter Rd. in
MATELY 6.71 ACRES IN \Sec. 35 TIN R20E.
SIZE, RELATING TO THE
SMALL SCALE DEVEL-
OPMENT AMENDMENT
PROCEDURES ESTAB-
LISHED IN SECTIONS .
163.3215, FLORIDA
STATUTES, PURSUANT
TO AN APPLICATION
SUBMITTED BY KELVIN
R. AND LOUANN D. CREWS; PROVIDING FOR A CHANGE IN
LAND USE CLASSIFICATION FROM AGRICULTURE ZONE B
TO RESIDENTIAL ZONE C; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY AND
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

ORDINANCE 2008-
AN ORDINANCE OF THE COUNTY OF BAKER, FLORIDA, RE-
ZONING APPROXIMATELY 6.71 ACRES OF REAL PROPERTY
OWNED BY KELVIN R. AND LOUANN D. CREWS, FROM AG-
RICULTURE (AG 7.5) TO RESIDENTIAL (RCMH 2.5); PROVID-
ING SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Persons interested in commenting on the proposed changes may
appear and shall be given an opportunity to speak at the public
hearing or may send written comments to: Baker County Plan-
ning Department, 81 North Third Street, Macclenny, Florida
32063. Copies of the ordinances are available for public inspec-
tion at the Baker County Planning Department. For additional
information, please call (904) 259-3354.
NOTE: Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, if any member
of the public desires to appeal any decision made at this public hearing,
he/she will need a record of the proceedings and for that purpose may
need to ensure that he/she transcribe a verbatim record of the proceed-
ings, which record would include the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.

According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the Administration Department at (904) 259-3613 at
least 48 hours prior to the time of the hearing.


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Horseshoe tourney honors sons memory...


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insurance to cover outstanding
.costs, especially funeral expens-
es."
According to Petey's mother,
Cheryl Johns, the paperwork to
incorporate The Petey and Scab
Benevolent Fund has been filed
and the board members have al-
ready been designated.
Seab is the nickname of Wil-
liam Seaborn Rhoden, another
young man in the community
who also died in 2006. Seab and
Petey were good friends. It's to
Seab's family that the proceeds
from this year's tournament will
go.
When the benevolent fund or-
ganization is established, it will
begin sponsoring fund raising
events on a regular basis, hope-
fully monthly.
In Ms. Johns' opinion, the
people in Baker County who
have lived here their entire lives
have contributed in many ways
to their community. This is a
way to give them something
back for that.
"Baker County needs this,"
said Ms. Johns. "So many folks
are without insurance. This is
for anyone in the community
who is faced with this kind of
need. It doesn't matter who you
are or what color you are. There
is a need and we want to try to
address it."
When the horseshoe tour-
nament started, teams of play-
ers paid a $20 entrance fee to
compete in double elimination
rounds of horseshoes. The guys
and gals, most of whom knew
Petey personally, were passion-
ately serious about the event and
played with determined convic-
tion. According to Mr. Castle-
berry, there were nearly 30
teams participating, including
some from Jacksonville.
Food and drink were part of
the fund rasing effort also. Brad
Raulerson, owner of Red Neck
Cooking, was manning the huge
mobile BBQ grill and making
sure people got their beverages.
"How 'bout some sauce on
those ribs?" he asked. "You got
that sweet tea you wanted?"
Volunteers served green and
baked beans and dished out cole-
slaw from an aluminum bowl as
big as a satellite dish.
Mr. Raulerson and the volun-
teers all wore white shirts. Em-
broidered on the shirt pockets



Barton
(from page 1)
dree's help. "He doesn't always
say what you want to hear but he
sticks to his convictions."
And although she admits she's
had health issues in the past, suf-
fering a heart attack three years
ago, she said a recent doctor visit
resulted in a clean bill of health.
"I'm totally healthy," she
said.
When asked what she's most
proud of accomplishing she
points to the construction of the
new Macclenny Elementary,
getting every teacher in the dis-
trict through Florida Reading
Initiative training and a cl6se to
20 percent increase in the gradu-
ation rate from 2000 to 2006.
"The old one [Macclenny El-
ementary] was is dire need of
a lot of renovation but we were
able to secure $11.8 million from
the state," she said of the rough-
ly $15 million facility. "We got
a deal for the kids in the county
and the taxpayers. That's one of
the greatest accomplishments
we made. Portables I don't be-
lieve are the best we can do for
kids."
School board member Patri-
cia Weeks has seen first-hand the
change that Ms. Barton brought
to the district and became emo-
tional when speaking about her
close friend and colleague.
"She is constantly searching
for ways to improve. She doesn't


sit back and wait for people to
bring them to her." Ms. Weeks
said. "Our prayer is that the per-
son who replaces Paula has the
same sense of love and com-
mitment and will trust the Lord
to provide as she has always
done."

(Staff writer Kelley Lannigan contrib-
uted to this article.)


in dark blue was the phrase: In
memory of Philip "Petey" Mid-
dleton.
On the back of the shirts
was a photo image of Petey on
a hunting trip in the mountains
of Missouri after bagging a large
wild turkey.


As he loaded more ribs into
the diesel-powered grill, Mr.
Raulerson said he was more than
happy to volunteer his services
for the fund raiser and would
continue to do so in the future.
"There are lots of folks in the
area who lose loved ones and
don't have the money to cover
expenses. This is a great cause,"
he said.
Mr. Raulerson helped orga-


nize the food donations for the
event.
"We want to extend a great big
thanks to the folks at the Mac-
clenny Food Lion. They were a
major contributor and awesome
in their support," he said. "Both
the Wal-Mart store and distribu-


tion center have helped out as
they always do in supporting the
community."
As the afternoon wore on the
temperature climbed. Ms. Johns
expressed her gratefulness to the
Baker County Sheriff's Office
for loan of a tent.
"Otherwise, these folks eat-
ing would be burning up in the
sun," she said.
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tributed money, food, equipment
and items for a raffle.
Along the fence on one side
of the food tent, framed "mem-
ory" boards were displayed and
those attending the event often
took a few moments of quiet rev-
erie to stand before the images
of happy, laughing young men
and women, all now sadly lost to
their community. Many people
shed tears as they looked at the
photos and remembered.
"These kids all knew each
other and they've all lost their
lives," said Ms. Johns.
She points to one frame.
"This couple were boyfriend
and girlfriend and were killed
within a month of each other."
Ms. Johns recalled how dur-
ing Petey's life, at any given
time there would be at least six
teenagers, guys and girls, spend-
ing the night at her house. If
she didn't actually see a teen
she knew they were there from
the all toothbrushes in the bath-
room.
The teens would stay up all
night behirid the house playing
horseshoes. She got used to the
Clang! Clang! of the shoes hit-
ting the metal post when she was
trying to sleep.
"1 didn't care at all. I knew
where they were and that they
were safe. That was what was
important," she said.
Today, many of those same
teens, a bit older now, still drop
by and hang out at Petey's house,
just like they did when he was
alive.
"It's hard," said Roger Har-
vey, who attended the tourna-
ment. "There's all these kids you
helped raised and now they're
gone."
Ms. Johns hugs her nephew,
Hunter Johns and gives him a pat


on the head. The boy is wearing
a red and white baseball cap that
belonged to her beloved Petey.
"Petey. was my only son," said
Ms. Johns. I'm just overwhelmed
that Harold Castleberry would
care this much to start the tour-
nament. The support for it has
been just amazing."


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A dispute over a property
line between two neighbors off
O.C. Home Rd. the afternoon of
April 19 led to the arrest of one
of them for allegedly firing a 12
gauge shotgun in the direction of
several people.
Gerald Ward, 55, denied dis-
charging the shotgun in the di-
rection of Gerald Howard, 34,
Michael Word, 28, and others
during the incident that began
about noon.
Neighbors Mr. Ward and Mr.
Howard got into a physical con-
frontation after the argument
heated up, according to state-
ments given to Deputy Jeremy
Moran. The accused then got
into his 1994 Jeep SUV and
mowed down about 50 feet of
Mr. Howard's fence along the
disputed line.
That was when Mr. Word,
of Jacksonville, tossed a metal
fence post through a rear window
on the Jeep, and both he and wit-
nesses claimed Mr. Ward went
into his residence and returned
with the shotgun that was later
found. Deputy Moran said it had
a spent shell in the chamber.
Mr. Ward initially denied dis-
charging the firearm in the direc-
tion of others, then told the of-
ficer he pointed it into the air to
scare them off.
He was booked for aggravat-
ed assault, battery and criminal
mischief.
Several other arrests took
place the past week for batteries
of a domestic nature, including
on the afternoon of April 20 in-
volving a mother and daughter.
Sanita Mobley, 29, of Mac-
clenny was charged with bat-
tery of her mother, 47-year-old
Monica Hall, at their residence
on West Mclver about 3:00 pm.
The daughter allegedly struck
her mother repeatedly after the
latter attempted to prevent Ms.


Mobley from leaving their home
with her two children. The mother
told Deputy Michael Hauge she
feared for the children's safety
because their mother is addicted
to prescription medication. The
victim also said a neighbor had
to pull her daughter away from
her.
Deputy Hauge noted this was
the third time police had been
dispatched to the residence re-
cently, and that Ms. Mobley was
arrested the previous day for dis-
orderly intoxication but released
to be transported to Shands Jack-
sonville because she was under
the influence of narcotics.
Family members had called
police in the earlier incident also
because Ms. Mobley was at-
tempting to leave to go to a bar.
The mother and other family
members have told police Ms.
Mobley needs treatment for her
addiction.
Kelly Leist, 40, was booked
at county jail for battery and
criminal mischief for allegedly
cutting her live-in boyfriend
John Jordan, 44, with a knife
during an argument at their resi-
dence off Cripple Creek Farm
Rd. near Sanderson the evening
of April 14.
Mr. Jordan, who received a
small wound to the hand, said
the accused then punctured a
tire on his 1985 Ford van parked
outside. Deputy Ben Anderson
contacted the Department of
Children and Families because
the couple's two young children
along with Mr. Jordan's 17-year-
old son witnessed the attack.
Kevin Wilkerson, 31, of
Macclenny was arrested April
20 for violating a domestic vio-
lence court order to stay away
from Kamela Hakes, 37, of St.
George, Ga.
During an interview that eve-
ning at a residence off Anma


Belle P1., Ms. Hakes told Deputy
Patrick McGauley that the ac-
cused harassed her at a bus stop
and drove onto her property.
Criminal complaints for bat-
tery were filed against: Patricia
Stephens, 38, of Macclenny for
allegedly attacking Amanda Mc-
Cune, 20, on April 17; Justin
Pearce, 24, of Macclenny for an
attack on a 17-year-old male on
April 14; Tabitha Griffis, 34, fol-
lowing a property dispute with
her estranged husband William,
40, at a residence off Bubba Saw
Mill Rd. near Sanderson on April
18.


A Macclenny man with a his-
tory of nine prior license suspen-
sions was jailed the morning of
April 15 after he was stopped by
a county deputy who recognized
him and was aware of his driving
record.
Christopher Barton, 33, was
at the wheel of an eastbound red
Suzuki SUV on Willis Hodges
Rd. about 10:40 when spotted by
Deputy Randy Davis. Mr. Bar-
ton admitted his license had been
taken away for drunk driving,
and the officer learned from dis-
patch the driver was wanted on
a warrant from Alachua County
for violation of probation, and on
a Baker County warrant for fail-
ure to appear in court.
In other recent arrests, JoAnne
Johnson, 22, of Macclenny was
charged with disorderly conduct
late on April 19 after she returned
to a neighbor's camper-trailer on
US 90 east demanding he return
food to her from his freezer.
John Cogbill told Deputy Pat-
rick McGauley that Ms. Johnson
continuously beat on the trailer
and threatened to bum it down
that evening. The officer warned
her to cease, only to be called
back later for a similar offense.
She became abusive, and admit-
ted to ingesting ten doses of two
prescription medications.
She was taken to the emer-
gency room at Fraser Hospital to
be checked prior to booking, and
there Deputy McGauley said she
attempted to bite personnel and
threatened to kill them.
Two children at the Johnson
trailer at the time of the distur-
bances were handed over to their
grandmother.
A 17-year-old male from
Lake Butler was issued a tres-

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conjunction with the "Relay
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The teachers raised $351.00
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in honor of two of their mem-
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pass warning after he allegedly
walked on the Baker High cam-
pus near the cafeteria about 11:00
am on April 14 and attempted to
leave with a female student.
Michael Torres, 26, of Mac-
clenny was arrested on a worth-
less check warrant from Marion
County during the early morning
hours of April 19 after he was in-
volved in a vehicle accident on
SR 121 South.


A county deputy shot and
killed two red pit bulls after they
made menacing moves toward
him and two women who sum-
moned him to a Violet Lane ad-
dress north of Macclenny the af-
ternoon of April 15.
Deputy Randy Davis said he
was discussing a complaint by
Whitney Ward and Jill Colbert
that the dogs had minutes before
attacked and injured a stray dog
they had tied in Ms. Whitney's
front yard until animal control
arrived.
Three pits approached from
the residence of neighbor Dustin
Russell while the officer and
women discussed the complaint,


Two valuable televisions are


among items taken April 14

The owner of household property taken from a residence off Frank
Combs Circle in north Baker County overnight April 14 told police
a number of people could be suspects, based on acquaintances who
routinely visit.
John Bijeaux returned to the residence just before noon and reported
nearly $3000 worth of items had been taken, including a 52" television
valued at $2500. A 40" television was among the remaining items that
also included three fishing rods, a drill and a saw.
He left the residence about 11:00 the previous night.
In other reports, Clyde Griffis said a drill, two hammers and an elec-
tric saw were taken from a shed near his residence, off River Oaks
Circle in Sanderson. The value of the missing items was $310.
He told police he noticed the door partially open on April 10, and
he assumed then that a friend borrowed the saw. When he checked the
building again four days later, he discovered the additional property
had been taken and he reported it to police. There is a possible sus-
pect.
When owner contractor James Gray visited a vacant house on US
90 west in Macclenny belonging to Liana Thomas the morning of
April 14, he startled an unknown male sleeping on a mattress in a front
room.
The person fled, and Mr. Gray was not able to give a description of
him. He apparently was a migrant and had broken a rear window to
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Deputy Davis said he once again
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the female turned on him. The
officer shot it in the side.
One of the others, a male,
then lunged toward the deputy,
and he fired three times, missing
once and hitting the animal in the
shoulder and neck. The dog ran a
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past few months" after the dogs
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IN TE CRCUI CORT EGHTSJUDCIA


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.:02-2008-CP-0019

IN RE: The Estate of:
HAROLD D. FINLEY,

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
(One PR)
The administration of the estate of HAROLD D.
FINLEY, deceased. File Number 02-2008-CP-0019,
is pending in the Probate Court, Baker County,
Florida, the address of which is: 339 East Mac-
clenny Avenue, Macclenny, FL 32063
The names and addresses of the personal
representative 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 repre-
sentative, 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 having 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 per-
sons 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
April 17, 2008 .

LINDA S. FINLEY
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
4/17-5/8
NOTICE
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Lawn and Landscape Maintenance for the New
River Solid Waste Association (NRSWA), located
2.5 miles north of Raiford, Florida on State Road
121 in Union County, Florida. RFP #08-01 pro-
posal packages and information can be picked up
at the New River Regional Landfill located at 24276
NE 157th Street, Raiford, FL 32083. All proposals
must be submitted on the Proposal Form pro-
vided. Completed proposals shall be mailed to
the New River Solid Waste Association, P.O. Box
647, Raiford, Florida 32083-0647 or delivered
to the NRSWA administration office. After the
RFP opening, the proposals will be examined for
completeness and preserved in the custody of the
Executive Director.
New River Solid Waste Association reserves
the right to reject any or all proposals or a portion
thereof for any reason. Any proposals received af-
ter the specified time and date will not be consid-
ered. For additional information contact NRSWA
at 386-431-1000. The DEADLINE for submittal
In response to this RFP is May 6, 2008 at 12:00
p.m. (noon).
4/24-5/1


Baker County Board of Commissioners
55 North Third Street
Macclenny, Fl 32063

INVITATION TO BID
NEW 3 TON HEAT PUMP SPLIT SYSTEM
The Baker County Board of Commissioners
will be accepting written' sealed bids until 4:00 ".
pm on April 30, 2008 for the following: Removal
of existing system (air handler & heat pump) and
install one (1) new 3 ton heat pump split system
including air handler for the Baker County Admin-
istration Office.
All work must be performed by a licensed
person and be in compliance with state and local
codes.
Please submit bids to: Baker County Board of
Commissioners, Attention Sara Little at 55 North
Third Street, Macclenny, FL 32063.
The Board of County Commissioners reserves
the right to reject any or all bids for any reason
whatsoever.
4/17-4/24
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.: 02-2007-CP-0056
IN RE: ESTATE OF
SARAH DORIS CRAWFORD
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate of SARAH
D. CRAWFORD, deceased, whose date of death
was July 16, 2007, is pending in the Circuit Court
for BAKER County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 339 East Macclenny Avenue,
Macclenny, Florida 32063. The names and address-
es of the Personal Representative 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 WITH-
IN 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
April 24, 2008.
Dana Crawford-Pulley
Personal Representative

Douglas A. Oberdorfer, Esquire
Florida Bar No. 0139092
218 East Ashley Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Telephone: (904) 354-5454
Fax: (904) 350-9803
4/24-5/1
NOTICE TO BID
Notice is hereby given that the Baker Coun-
ty Board of Commissioners will receive written,
sealed bids at the Baker County Administration
Office, located at 55 North Third Street, Macclenny,
Florida 32063, until May 6, 2008 at 10:00 pm for
the following:

Project Number 2008-03
Asphalt Paving of 3.1 miles of Claude Harvey
Road
A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held
on April 30, 2008 at 9:30 am in the Baker County
Administration Building at 55 North Third Street,
Macclenny, FL 32063. Bids will not be accepted
from any bidder who is not represented at the pre-
bid conference. All contractors bidding this proj-
ect must be pre-qualified with FDOT in Tallahassee,
Florida. Contractors may obtain specifications and
bid documents at the pre-bid conference. All bids
must be sealed with the project number clearly
marked on the outside of the bid packet. Any bids
received after May 6, 2008 at 10:00 pm, will not
be accepted. The Baker County Board of Commis-
sioners reserves the right to reject any and all bids.,
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, April 24, 2008 Page 7


School board inks pact with


Santa Fe CC on tech training

BY KELLEY LANNIGAN Big in Schools program to pro- entitled "21st Century Commu-
Press Staff vide long term mentoring of at- nity Learning Center: Teens in
The Baker County School risk youth. Action After-School and Sum-
Board approved the Tech Prep Federally funded through a mer Enrichment." If secured, the
articulation agreement between Mentoring Children of Prisoners grant would be used to establish
Santa Fe Community College (MCOP) Grant, the program will the center at Baker County High
and the school district regarding match volunteer mentors with at School.
the high school's building con- risk youth in grades K-12. Potentially, the center would
struction technology and car- Big in Schools will train benefit special needs students by
pentry program. The tech prep community area volunteers and preparing them for employment
agreement is effective August some eligible high school stu- after graduation. The $280,000
1 and will be subject to annual dents to help at-risk students federally funded five-year grant
review. develop self-esteem and encour- would serve approximately 30
It was approved at the board's age school participation. It will students.
regular meeting the evening of focus on improving study skills According to Dr. Garlon Web,
April 21. to increase academic perfor- director of vocational and adult
Students must complete the mance and in general exercise a education, a similar program ex-
coursework designated by the positive, healthy influence in the isted in the past and the district
agreement with a "B" or better youth's life. recognizes the need to re-estab-
grade to be eligible for college According to Superintendent lish one to serve special needs
credit hours. They must also Paula Barton, children who par- students.
score at the college entry level in ticipate in the program will be "This is a highly competitive
reading, writing and math on the designated by a referral process federal grant," said Ms. Web.
SAT or other standardized col- through their school and all vol- "If it's rewarded to the district it
lege placement exams and en- unteer mentors will be required would be very significant."
rollment in Santa Fe within two to undergo a screening process. The center gives special needs
years of graduation. The program will require students additional academic and
The board also approved an mentors to meet weekly with vocational support to potentially
interagency agreement between students for one hour during the work in jobs like food produc-
the school district and Big Broth- school year. tion. The instruction would take
ers, Big Sisters of North Florida In related items, the board place after regular school hours
to establish the organization's voted to submit a grant proposal and during the summer.


Five-year sentence for drug sales


A St. George, Ga. woman was
sent to state prison for five years
this week after pleading guilty to
four counts of sale of a controlled
substance within 1000 feet of a
school.
In return for the plea, the state
agreed to drop four companion
counts of possessing cocaine
with intent to sell, also near a
school, against Rachel Kemp,
29, stemming from cases made
via controlled buys in October
and November of last year.
Ms. Kemp must serve a mini-
mum three years and got 88 days
credit for time served. She made
the sales from an apartment off
South 7th St. in Macclenny, in
close proximity to Keller Inter-
mediate. State law requires stiff-
er penalties for drug sales near
schools and churches.
Her past criminal record in-
cludes worthless check charges.
In other sentencing by Circuit
Judge Phyllis Rosier on April 21,
Clarence Daniels, 32, of Mac-
clenny drew a 49 month term in
state prison after pleading guilty
to two similar charges. As in
the case of Ms. Kemp, the state
dropped twin counts of posses-
sion with intent to sell cocaine.
Mr. Daniels also hasthe man-
datory three years, but was given
243 days credit while in county
jail. The controlled buys took
place near South Boulevard in
the same neighborhood.
His record includes past ar-
rests on drug and theft charges.
Other sentences:
Gary Carter got a year in
county jail for aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon.
Telv Coleman got six months
in jail for sale and possession of
a controlled substance, misde-
meanor marijuana possession
and resisting arrest without vio-
lence. The state dropped three

Woman found

dead by ex;

possible OD
The.body of a Macclenny
woman was sent to Gainesville
for an autopsy after she was
found dead late the morning of
April 20 at her Michigan St. resi-
dence.
Rhonda R. Barton, 38, was ly-
ing on a couch at the residence
when found by police and res-
cue workers just before noon.
They were called to the address
by ex-husband Keith Barton, 41,
also of Macclenny, who last saw
her alive about 8:30 the previous
morning. Mr. Barton told Dep-
uty Michael Hauge he checked
on his ex-wife regularly because
she had a "very serious" drug ad-
diction.
The officer's report notes that
various prescription medicines
found at the residence were sent
with the body to the medical
examiner's office, as per depart-
ment policy.


other charges..
A year and one day in county
jail for Maygan Badger for intro-
ducing contraband into county
jail and misdemeanor posses-
sion. An earlier probation was
revoked and'terminated.
Michelle Jones will be on
house arrest one year, followed
by another year on drug-offender
probation for sale or delivery of
cocaine and possession with in-


tent to sell.
Robert Kish got a four-
year probation with the first six
months on house arrest for child
abuse and battery. The probation
will be a stricter one for drug of-
fenders.
Aaron Simmons will serve
one year in county jail after
pleading guilty to felony driving
while license suspended.


Lions Club honors 55-year member..
Ray Odom of Macclenny was recognized by the Macclenny Lions Club at its April
14 meeting with an award for his 55 years as a member of the county's oldest civic
organization. Pictured here with the honoree are (left) club president Chuck Prachar
and Vince McDuffie, the zone chairman. The Lions meet at the Women 's Club on
South 5th St. on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month.
Photo courtesy of the Lions Club


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Vandals struck soft drink ma-
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County High School sometime
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April 18 and did an estimated
$7500 in damage.
Kendric Wilson, a represen-
tative of the Pepsi-Cola bot-
tler in Jacksonville, told police
an estimated $180 in bills were
taken from each machine after
the bill slots were jimmied with
an unknown instrument. Five
machines were involved, three
of them positioned near the gym
and the others next to a class-
room building.
In other theft reports, Tommy
Rollins said a $550 gold brace-
let he left on the counter of his
American Automotive shop on
US 90 in Macclenny the after-
noon of April 14 was not there
when he returned to retrieve it a
half-hour later.
A shop employee denied in-
volvement, and suggested Mr.
Rollins misplaced the item.
A 17-year-old female will be
charged with petty theft for al-
legedly attempting to steal two
pairs of shorts and photos from
the photo lab at the Wal-Mart Su-
percenter.
A loss prevention employee
told police she saw the suspect,
who is from Macclenny, take the
clothing and pictures the after-
noon of April 19. The girl paid
for two drinks then attempted to
leave the store with the unpaid
items stuffed in a purse.
Value of the merchandise was
$34.
A bicycle valued at $50 was
taken from a porch on W. Min-
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Glen to mull banning


trucks from roadsides


The Glen St. Mary Town
Council has its eye on an ordi-
nance that bans large trucks from
parking on road rights-of-way.
Council members during their
regular meeting April 15 asked
for at least a month to consider
the measure prompted in March
by Mayor Juanita Padgett, who
complained about semi-trucks
blocking major portions and
sidewalks on some streets.
Joel Foreman of Lake City,
the town attorney, submitted a
sample ordinance from Altamon-
te Springs which, based on initial
comments by council members,
goes much further in restricting
parking of commercial vehicles
than they seemed willing to go.
"There's no use ruffling feath-
ers when we don't have to,"
suggested Councilman Woody
Crews, questioning relatively
strict provisions in the Altamon-
te ordinance. It bans vehicles
weighing more than 10,000 lbs.
from parking or being stored
in residentially zoned districts,
smaller commercial vehicles
in any open area, vehicles with
external refrigeration units and
back-up noise alarms during
night hours.
Other council members ap-
peared concerned that tighter
parking rules in Glen would ham-
per special interests: Council-
man Perry Hays inquired about
church buses (he is a minister)
and Councilman Charles Reneau
(a road contractor) about heavy
equipment.
In other matters discussed at
the meeting, attorney Foreman
suggested an updated ordinance
more clearly defining the role of
code enforcement officer Donna
Loadholtz in bringing code vio-
lation cases before the county's
Code Enforcement Board.
The present enabling ordi-
nance has expired, though Ms.
Loadholtz continues to serve
notice on violators- in areas like
excess refuse and junk cars. Mr.
Foreman suggested a procedure
where Ms. Loadholtz could pres-
ent cases to the county board
when landownersldo not comn-
ply.
Council members indicated
they preferred acting as an ap-
peals board if the CEB decisions
are challenged.
Ms. Loadholtz reported last
week she has 13 pending viola-
tion cases. If any Glen cases go
before the county board prior to
a new ordinance, she would like-
ly assume the role as a witness
rather than present cases.
Attorney Foreman advised
that a date of June 17 is set to
hear his motions on the pending
civil case against Glen and the
council by Savage Enterprises.


The company and owner Mary
Jean Smith seek to recover near-
ly $19,000 in utility connection
fees it paid nearly two years ago
when it renovated a US 90 com-
mercial building.
A portion of the lawsuit also
seeks to overturn a December,
2006 ordinance bringing coun-
cil members and other Glen em-
ployees under the state's retire-
ment system.
Mr. Foreman's motion to
dismiss argues the suit "fails to
allege that any or all of the de-
fendants realized or could realize
any 'special private gain or loss'
by participating in the vote."
The council voted unani-
mously that evening to join the
retirement system with an up-
front payment of $15,437.
The second response motion
seeks to strike the plaintiff's plea
for attorneys' fees as "immaterial
and impertinent."


Six months


for pot sale

(from page 1)
Mr. Henderson had been with
the agency more than 20 years
when he was arrested on June
8, 2006 following the federal
charge. His performance record
was good, including at least one
commendation.
The indictment charged him
with setting up the sale of three
pounds of pot for $2100 on De-
cember 10, 2005, a transaction
arranged for via a joint effort of
federal agencies and the Live
Oak police department. The.con-
fidential informant was a Mexi-
can national in this country ille-
gally.
Though the government never
charged him with the offense,
it alleged Mr. Henderson was,
also involved in a scheme to is-
sue fake identification to illegal
aliens, and that he used a govern-
:ment-issued cell phone to con-
.duct illegal activities.
The agent actually sold the
marijuana from the rear of his
marked Border Patrol Chevrolet
Suburban. He and his-wife lived
on Oakdale Lane at the time.
A Florida Times- Union report
on Monday's sentencing noted
that a sobbing Mr. Henderson
called the case "a modem-day
lynching."
"There will never be another
Hollywood in the Border Patrol
who will put forth the effort and
professionalism and dedication
as I did," he tearfully told Judge
Corrigan.


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BY JOEL ADDINGTON
Press Staff
The county's long-slumbering
Tourism Development Council
met for the first time in seven
years April 17 and picked up
right where its predecessor left
off in hot pursuit of a civic
center for Baker County.
Although only five of the
seven members of the recently
reconstituted council (TDC) at-
tended the meeting hosted by
county manager Joe Cone and
administrator Sara Little, the
council was enthusiastic about
finding a suitable property for
the facility, one that could attract
the likes of legendary country
music duo Brooks and Dunn.
"That's definitely a good op-
tion," said Terry Bradley, a for-
mer TDC board member and lo-
cal business owner, after newly
appointed council member and
county commissioner Julie
Combs suggested identifying
possible properties for acquisi-
tion.
"We'll get a better return on
our money," Ms. Combs said, re-
ferring to the roughly $236,000
in motel bedroom taxes that
have accrued since 2000, when
legislation establishing the orig-
inal TDC was approved. How-
ever, that TDC fizzled out after
disagreements on what kind of
center should be built with the
agency's limited budget.
"We were hot and heavy on

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this thing trying to get grants,"
said Mr. Bradley, adding that
construction estimates for the
civic center were at least $1 mil-
lion compared with the TDC's
$36,000 budget.
Today, he said, a civic center
would likely cost $2-$3 million.
Although two TDC board
members were absent from the
meeting, those in attendance -
Mr. Bradely, Ms. Combs, Mac-
clenny Commissioner Tommy
Johns, Jack Baker Jr. and Jimmy
Anderson surmised about
$1.5 million could be bonded us-
ing existing funds and the debt
service of such bonds could be
paid through concession sales at
the proposed civic center.
"If we had a civic center, it'd
look better for the county," said
Mr. Anderson, referring to the
enhanced image such a center
could bring. Mr. Baker also not-
ed the help a civic center could
provide in promoting the local
Chamber of Commerce, which
works to attract new businesses
to the area.
The council agreed to begin
searching for 10-20 acres of suit-
able property for a future civic
center site. Excess acreage at
the Baker Correctional Develop-
ment Corporation was discussed
as a possibility.
Council members also talked
of applying for grants that could
help pay for the facility, not-
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would be helpful in securing
such funds. "It's not like we're
sitting here with nothing to of-
fer," said Mr. Anderson.
According to county financial
records about $13,000 has been
collected from the 2 percent bed
tax paid by county motel cus-
tomers since October 2007.
But when the TDC holds its
first regular meeting next month
- in which official business
will be voted upon the agen-
da could include discussion on
raising that tax to 3 percent.
The council also intends to
make some of the $236,000
available for non-profit projects
aimed at bringing tourism to
Baker County.
One such group is the Baker
County Historical Society, which
has requested funds to install an
elevator or lift to make the old
jail museum project handicap


accessible. Mr. Cone said a lift
could cost about $25,000 while
an elevator would run between
$60,000 and $80,000.
But as Mr. Cone pointed out,
under the existing tourism de-
velopment plan adopted by the
county, only 10 percent of the
TDC budget or $24,000 -
can go towards funding tourism
development outside the realm
of a civic center.
TDC board members will
consider the historical society's
request at the next meeting, ten-
tatively scheduled for late May.
Council members said they'd
like to see three quotes for the
lift and three to five years of rev-
enue records for the society.
After that, the TDC would
meet every three months.
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TDC, please call Sara Little at
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, April 24, 2008 Page 9


Obituaries


Annie M. Seguin

dies on April 21st
Annie M. Seguin, 80, of Lake
City died Monday, April 21,
2008. Annie was a longtime res-
ident of Lake City, the daughter
of the late


Annie was
a member
of the New
Beginning -
Christian .
Fellowship ;
Church in / '"
Lake City .
and loved Mrs. Seguin
being out-
doors hunting, fishing and tend-
ing to her plants. She also loved
to crochet. She was predeceased
by sons Lonzia Thornton and
Donald Thornton; daughter Ev-
elyn Goolsby and sister Matilda
Johnson.
Survivors include husband
Frank Joseph Seguin of Lake
City, daughters Geneva Wil-
liams of Lake City and Chrissy
Morales of Eminence, KY; son
Arthur Thornton (Gayle) of
Starke, brother Archie Ruis;
sisters Mary Harrington of Au-
burn, AL and Jewel Reddish of
Starke; 20 grandchildren, 19
great-grandchildren and four
great-great- grandchildren.
The funeral service will be
"held on Thursday, April 24, at
11:00 am at Crosby Lake Cem-
etery with the Pastor Ulis Taylor
and Neal Griffis officiating. The
family will receive friends on
Wednesday from 6-8 pm at the
funeral home. Arrangements are
under the direction and care of
Archie Tanner Funeral Services,
Starke,

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Jeanne Parks, 48,
of Maxville dies
Jeanne Marie Godwin Parks,
48, died April 11, 2008. She was
born March 15, 1960 in Starke,
the daughter of Willie Godwin
and Gloria Cannon-Godwin.
Jeanne was a long time resident
of the Maxville area and attend-
ed Baldwin High School. She
was predeceased by her father
Willie Godwin.
Survivors include husband
Kenny Parks; son Dagan Parks;
mother Gloria Godwin; broth-
ers Bill Godwin, (Betty), Keith
Godwin (Renee') and Bryan
Padgett Godwin; several aunts,
uncles, cousins and friends.
The funeral service was held
Friday, April 18, in the chapel of
Prestwood Funeral Home with
the Rev. Freddie Griffs, Pastor
of Nolan Ridge Church officiat-
ing. A private family internment
will be in Long Branch Cem-
etery, Maxville, at a later date.
For more information or to sign
the family guest book, please
visit www.prestwoodfuneral-
home.com.

Manns thankful
The family of W.T. "Buck"
Mann would like to express its
gratitude for the concern and
prayers shown during our time
of loss.
Thank you to the ER staff at
Ed Fraser Memorial and J. Frank
Wells Nursing Home for their
excellent care and kindness, as
well as to the many friends for
the food, flowers and comfort to
the family.
Thanks to Pine Level Church,
Pastor Fred Raulerson and Rev.
Jerry Sisk for their love and sup-
port, as well as to Baker County
sheriff's department, and Fer-
riera Funeral Home for their as-
sistance and compassion.
THANKS TO ALL,
DOLLY, CONNIE, TOM, RONALD,
AND OUR EXTENDED FAMILY

Homecomingservice
The United Methodist Church
of Baldwin will host its annual
homecoming service on Sunday,
April 27. Guest speaker will be
Rev. Marvin Sweat.
The community is invited
to attend the service and dinner
after, or come after your home
church service. The church is
located at 51 S. Chestnut Street
next to City Hall. Bring your fa-
vorite dish and recipe and enjoy
our special programs.


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


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


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Jo Eleen Moore,

84, dies April 18
Jo Eleen Moore, 84, of Mac-
clenny died April 18, 2008. Ms.
Moore was born in Knoxville,
TN, to the late Joseph Roy An-
derson and Ina Lee Suddarth. Jo
was a resident of Macclenny for
the last three years after moving
here from Jacksonville. She was
a member of Westside Baptist
Church and enjoyed going to the
beach and being with her family
and friends. Ms. Moore was pre-
deceased by husband James R.
Moore; and daughters Sharon
Moore and Jacqueline Morrow.
Survivors include son Tobe
Morrow of Lake City; daughter
Karen Wing of Virginia Beach,
VA, six grandchildren and 11
great-grandchildren.
The family plans a private
memorial service at a later date.
The arrangements are under the
direction of V. Todd Ferreira
Funeral Services. Visit www.
vtoddferreira.com to sign the
family's guest book.















Alfred W. Godwin
In Loving Memory
of Alfred W. Godwin
My Dear Little Brother
1944-2007
It has already been a year since
you left your home here on
earth to go be with Jesus and
the rest of our family that has
passed on.
The tears that were shed on that
day were proof of how much
you were loved, the same as the
tears today as we love and miss
you. Our loss was Heaven's
gain and we wouldn't ask you
to come back if you could. Until
.we cattr;e together in Heaven,
we feel your spirit with us daily.
WE LOVE AND MISS YOU VERY MUCH,
WILD WILLY AND FAMILY


J.B. Taylor, 71,

was a Korean vet
J.B. Taylor, 71, of Macclenny
died Saturday, April 19, 2008
at his residence following an
extended illness. He was a na-
tive of Nahunta, GA and resided
in Macclenny since 1976. Mr.
Taylor was the son of the late
Harvey Dillon Taylor and Ceci-
lia Todd Taylor. He was a truck
driver for most of his life and
most recently was employed
with Road Way Trucking Com-
pany. He was an Army veteran
of the Korean War.
Survivors include wife Lois
Taylor; sons Robert S. Taylor
and Michael D. Taylor, both of
Macclenny, and Johnny Taylor
of Sanderson; sisters Christine
Graw of Ocala, and Marlene
Sondringee of Macclenny;
grandchildren John, Jacob, Nat,
Noah, and Nicholas Taylor.
The funeral service was Tues-
day, April 22, at the Macedonia
Cemetery with Rev. Dan Powers
of Emmanuel Baptist Church of-
ficiating. Guerry Funeral Home
was in charge of the arrange-
ments.


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Mrs. Annie Lou Mills
The special memories
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1912-1984

Precious in the sight of the Lord
is the death of His saints.
Psalms 116:15
Once again another year has
come since your home going,
the sweet memories of you will
always be deep in our hearts.
The most precious thing you
taught us was to love-and
always put God first in our lives
as a family. Momma, you were
the queen of our hearts, until
that dreadful day when God
called you home. So that'makes
you our...missing link.
We little knew that morning
that God was going to call
your name. In life we loved you
dearly, in death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
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called you home. You left us
peaceful memories, your love is
still our guide. And though we
cannot see you, you are always
at our side. Our family chain is
broken, and nothing seems the
same, but as God calls us on
one by one, the chain will link
again.
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JOHNNY, JULIUS,
A HOST OF GRANDCHILDREN, GREAT-
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Timothy Battles
4/24/65
Though we're missing you, we
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a good son and brother,
our strength and our pride.
Only God knows why and still
we will get by. Now that you've
gone, every day we try go on,
but our lives are just not the
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Social


Ms. Johnson and Mr. Paige

April12 wedding
Bert and Joyce Johnson
of Columbia, SC proudly an-
nounce the wedding of daughter
Krystal Johnson of West Colum-
bia, SC to Joseph Sean Paige of
Jacksonville. Joseph is the son
of Donald and Wanda Thigpen
Sr. of Glen St. Mary, and Gary
Paige of West Columbia.
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By Chris McComiskey
UNFjournilism student
Baker County High School's
partnership with Blue Cross Blue
Shield of Florida has offered
many of its students the opportu-
nity to make their biggest dreams
come true.
Blue Cross Blue Shield's Part-
ners in Education for Business
Success program, or PEBS, al-
lows a select number of students
to gain precious work experience
within the health care industry in
a professional, yet still educa-
tional, environment. Baker High
is one of only two schools in
Florida to have such a program
available to students. The other
is Andrew Jackson in north Jack-
sonville.
Rhonda Smith is the service
manager of the PEBS program at
BCHS and, like most managers,
she is in charge of keeping her
workforce on task.
"It's important for me to get
together with students to discuss
their production performance,"
she said. "In this program, our
students get typing experience,
they learn medical terminology,
they learn about business opera-
tions, they learn what it's like to
work within a professional en-
vironment. We also teach them
business ethics. But they're
still high school students, so we
have to allow them to be kids as
well."
According to Ms. Smith,
the program is set up for Baker
County High School's junior and
senior business academy stu-
dents to receive on-the-job train-
ing over the course of a two-year
period. Participating students
must fill out an application and
take part in an interview process
before acceptance is finalized. A
grade point average of 2.5 and
above is required, as is stellar
attendance. Prospective students
are also encouraged to become
involved in the Future Business
Leaders of America program or
the Business Technology Educa-
tion program prior to enrollment
in PEBS
"We feel that instead of these
students having to get in their cars
to go to work, it would be bet-
ter if we brought work to them,"
Ms. Smith said. "We have about
30 students right now, and they
are required to attend the course
two times a week, from 2:00-
6:00 pm in our block schedule.
Along with the experience, stu-
dents who complete the program
also receive college credit."


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"It grooms them to be profes-
sional. Hopefully, it will be ex-
panding to other high schools in
the next few years. I'll tell you,
I really wish they had this pro-
gram when I was in school."
Although PEBS students are
required to work during school
holidays and teacher planning
days, they are also compensated
with a starting salary of $7 per
hour.
The PE3S program was inau-
gurated at the school in 1998. Ms.
Smith said that now-retired Blue


Cross executive Larry Payne,
who lives in Glen St. Mary,
worked with the school board
to get the partnership going. The
program fell hand-in-hand with
the school's curriculum and was
embraced with open arms, Ms.
Smith said.
And though the opportunities
to succeed for these students are
beyond question, it is still im-
portant to keep in mind that they
are between 16 and 18 years of
age, bringing to light the signifi-
cance that maturity in a position
of prominence must always en-
dure.
"This program can help teach
students responsibility," Ms.
Smith said. "These kids are just
starting to make cell phone and
car payments, as well as many
other important decisions ... And
even though the students some-
times treat [the program] like a
regular classroom, it's still ill
about a business like Blue Cross
Blue Shield wanting to help give
these young people an opportu-
nity."
(The writer is a senior at UNF and
submitted this article as an assignment
for his applied journalism class.)


Amber Chiasson, 18, is a se-
nior at BCHS who has been en-
rolled in the PEBS program for
the last two years.
"I became aware of the pro-
gram through the school's busi-
ness academy," Ms. Chiasson
said. "It's helping me to get real
world job experience. In the pro-
gram, you learn a sense of pride
and professionalism. You 'learn
to take a lot away from it even
if you don't make it your.perma-
nent career."
Ms. Chiasson, however, in-
tends to pursue a career with
Blue Cross Blue Shield after she
graduates. She plans to work in
the downtown office while con-
currently enrolled at the Univer-
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Likewise, Ms. Smith indi-
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program's students are also in-
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study for a test or catch a bus to a
baseball game may do so.
In addition to being involved
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with the company upon gradua-
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three students per year go on to
secure gainful employment with
the organization, typically within
the customer service or data en-
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_Sports



Lee wins second state title,


team


home 4th crown


The BCHS weightlifting
team captured the state cham-
pionship this past weekend
in Daytona Beach. The Cat
lifters did it in style, defeat-
ing two-time state champions
Arnold 30-18 in head-to-head
competition.
The Cats were outstanding
in all weight classes, with Lu-
cious Lee winning the indi-
vidual state title for the second
year in a row. Lee is the only
two-time winner in BCHS
history. He took the 199 class
with a 705 total in the bench
press and the clean and jerk. -
Beyond Lee's state title, the
Cats racked up four runners-
up spots and a fourth-place
trophy.
V Greg Williams placed
second in the 169 class with a
590 total in the two events.
V Ryan Young placed sec-
ond in the 119 class with a 400
total.
V/Thomas Braddy was state
runner-up in the 238 class
with a 700 total in the bench
and clean and jerk.
VJoey Cordova was second The champion weightlij
Hank Farmer, Lucious
in the heavyweight class with (rearcenter). us
a total of 745.
V Ethan Munson placed fourth in the heavy-
weight class, lifting 705 in the two events.
It was the first state championship of any kind for
a Baker High sports team since 1993.
The Wildcats have won four state championships
in weight lifting in the school's history. The victory
put the Cats in a very elite field, according to Coach
Bobby Johns. Only eight other schools have four
weight lifting titles to their credit.
The win was also a milestone for Johns. He has


'ters: Ryan Young. Thomas Braddy, Denzel Mack. Ethan Munson,
Lee, Joseph Cordova, Clayton Williams and Coach Bobby Johns

won four state championships as a coach and two
runners-up medals.
"As a team these young men did an outstanding
job representing Baker County High School," said
Athletic Director Melody Coggin. "A state cham-
pionship has been this team's goal and focus from
day one."
The championship team also included Denzel
Mack and Clayton Williams.


Outstanding wrestlers

Three Wildcat wrestlers Trippett's knowledge and under- v
received All First Coast honors standing of wrestling, saying the n
from the Florida Times-Union young wrestler looks ahead to
last week. Josh Hodges, Robert maneuver opponents into mis- h
Mason and Joshua Trippett all takes, setting up his matches p
received recognition for their like a chess game.
strong performances on the mat As an intelligent wrestler, a
this season. Trippett balances out mental a
Trippett was first team All toughness and strength, v
First Coast in the 152-pound Mason was a third team s
class, and one of four Wildcat selection in the 119-pound class.
captains. He too was one of the captains, a
"I was blessed and privileged "He's a tough kid, the first one s
to work with him this year," said there and last to leave," said fi
Coach Eugene Junior. "He's a Coach Junior, praising his cour- tl
four-year wrestler and a great age and daring as well. "Robert C
kid academically and socially. is a very emotional wrestler and
He's the guy you look forward not afraid of anyone." n
to coaching." The coach said Mason also e
Coach Junior lauded has "a motor that doesn't stop,"


Moore qualifies for state
Harold Moore qualified for ready for competition and we are
the state track meet with a fourth extremely excited by the number
place showing in the 100-meter we had step it up and qualify for
dash. Though Moore was the regionals. We're looking forward
only qualifier, Coach Charles
Ruise was pleased with his C ts *
team's improvement and perfor- r/ Splt T a
mances at the regional meet this
past weekend at Bolles. The Baker County .varsity
Moore finished fourth in the baseball Wildcats got .their 18th
dash with an 11.08 time, and will and 19th wins of the season with
move on to the state meet at Win- victories over West Nassau and
ter Park High this Saturday. Ribault. The Cats also had a pair
Kianna Parker had a sixth of losses in the up and down
place finish in the girl's high week, falling to Clay County and
jump with a 4'10" jump but only Episcopal in close games.
the top four spots qualified for The Cats clinched a razor 9-
state. 8 win over West Nassau on Se-
Ellie Helms finished 13th in nior Night April 15 at home. It
the discus with a throw of 71'1". was a back and forth affair, with
She also had an 11th place finish Ridge Sweat getting the first win
in the 100 meter hurdles with a on his career in relief of Jarrell
18.75 finish. Rodgers. James Owens got the
Kendra Russell finished in winning run with a walk off sin-
10th place in the shot put with a gle. Owens had three hits on the
29'9" throw. night while Travis Tyson, Chase
The boys 4X100 relay team Bennett and Cory Elasik had two
of Lucious Lee, Tommy Moore, hits.
Kyle Stone and Harold Moore The Cats manhandled an un-
finished 10th. dermanned Ribault team 26-0
Kyle Wray finished 10th in the in the last regular season game
800 meters with a 2:09.67 finish, of the year on Thursday. Kend-
Also competing were Tatum all Hand and James Owens hit
McCollough, Cierra Thompson, home runs in the rout. Freshman
Kierra Lee, Luke Kennedy, Cory Josh Griffis got the first win of
Cavanaugh and Evan Ward. his career, striking out four bat-
"It was another improved year ters in his three innings on the
for Wildcat boys and girls track mound.
teams," said Ruise. "Our athletes The Wildcats then lost a pair
worked hard as usual getting

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honored

which wears down his oppo-
nents.
Hodges was named to the
honorable mention squad at 172
pounds.
He is aggressive and a strong
l-around wrestler. A two-sport
athlete, Hodges plays football as
well as wrestles and his physical
strength is a plus.
"He's very strong but also
good technical wrestler. He
studies the game. He'll go home
rom practice and watch wres-
ling moves on YouTube," said
Coach Junior.
He's a vocal leader when he
.eeds to be, but also leads by
example.



rack meet


to next year being even better
with more athletes qualifying for
state."



lyfor districts
of games, falling 3-2 to Episco-
pal at home on April 14 and 5-3
to Clay on the road Wednesday.
Tyson, Bennett and Johnny Ela-
sik had two hits each to lead the
Cats.
The Clay loss was the first
time all season that Wildcats
had been defeated by more than
a single run. "They played well
but could not come up with the
timely hits with two outs when
needed," said Coach John Sta-
ples. "Cameron Crews went all
seven innings pitching well.
Dalton Raulerson had his first
home run of the season."
The Cats will open up district
tournament play on Wednesday
after a Tuesday night bye. They
face Ridegeview at 4:00 pm at
Middleburg. The winner ad-
vances to the district title game
on Thursday.
Ironically, a win Wednesday
could throw Coach Staples into
very elite company. He currently
has won 299 games in his coach-
ing career, one away from the
rarefied 300-win career.


Lady Cats district


advance with win


BY JOEL ADDINGTON
Press Staff
Five days after capturing the district champion-
ship for the first time in 10 years, the Lady Wild-
cats softball team edged out Stanton Prep of Jack-
sonville April 22 at
home behind big
hitting from Bridget
Williams and Ash- '
ley Holton. ,
The 4-3 win ---
pushes the Wildcats
(22-3) to a regional ,, ,
semi-final match
up against another
Jacksonville oppo-
nent, Bishop Ken-
ney, at home Friday. i
"We were tight to ,
begin with. We were
nervous," Coach '
Cheryl Nunn said
after the game, in
between congratu-
latory hugs from
parents and play-
ers. "When we re-
laxed, we played our
game." .
Theturningpoint,
she said, came in the
fifth inning when ,
the Lady Wildcats
were down 1-2 and
Williams hit a dou-
ble into left field to
give the home team A -. .-
a one-run lead. Ashley Holton jumps into the arm
Not long be- following a home run in the third i
fore that, Holton against Stanton Prep.
stretched her swing
for a home run in the third pumping her fist
as she rounded the bases while the rest of her
team rushed to home plate for a brief mid-game
celebration.
"She whacked that ball," said Nunn.
A week before, the Wildcats proved their num-
ber one seeding in the district tournament was well
deserved with another close win, this one 5-4, over
Middleburg in the bottom of the seventh inning.
The Wildcats drew first blood with one run in
the second, but trailed 3-1 going into the sixth.
Jordan Hand scored but Middleburg matched it to
take a 4-2 lead.
"Three seniors made some outstanding catches
to keep us in the game," said the coach.
The girls were a bit tight during that game as


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to semi-regionals
well, but bounced back, tallying four runs to finish
off the Broncos.
Caitlin Griffis singled and was replaced on the
base by Hand. Then Kristen Wilkinson doubled to
bring home Griffis. At that point, Ashley Curry
stepped to the plate and blasted a two run walk off
homer to give
S" the victory to
BCHS and
propel them
I, into the fi-
nals.
n"One thing
about our
team is they
don't quit,"
Said Coach
Nunn. "They
kept going
at it. It was
amazing."
Two days
later against
Bradford,
who knocked
off No. 2 seed
Sante Fe, the
team was
more relaxed,
said Coach
Nunn.
T"The y
treated it like
any other
regular sea-
S son game. We
"didn't hit-the
ball as vell
of her teammates after rounding the bases as we should
ng of Tuesday night's quarter-final regional have, but we
PHOTO BY JOEL.ADDINGTON played solid
defense," she


said.
The game started in a quiet manner, with nei-
ther team able to score. Then the Cats broke the
deadlock in the third when Ashley Curry scored.
The Cats got three more runs in the fourth from
Wilkinson, Curry and Holton to seal the game.
Cami Craig pitched well and Tiffany Smith
closed out the game with three strikes.
When asked to compare this years squad with
those from years past, Coach Nunn attributed her
team's success to being focused and playing as a
team.
"That makes a big difference," she said. "This
year we're hitting and their focus is as one team.
I'm proud of this group of girls. They've worked
hard this season and really been isteam:nt." ? '


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discount with birds: 259-8863 for info.
4/24p
CKC Basset Hound puppies, 5 female,
1 male, -health certificates and first
shots, $450 each. Call Brittany 259-
4602. 4/17tfc
Pit Bull puppies, 9 weeks old. Full
blooded, no papers. Females, black and
white markings, parents on premises.
$200. 259-9040. 4/24p





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
Employment opportunities, Northeast
Florida State Hospital partnering with
Baker County registered nurses and
LPNs all shifts. Applicants selected for
these positions will be county employ-
.ees, eligible for county benefits but
will be assigned to a physical location
of employment at Northeast Florida
State Hospital located at 7487 South
State Road 121, Macclenny, Florida
32063. Phone 904-259-6211; fax 904-
259-7194. Contact: Gale Wilkerson,
Ext. 1756 or Jenelle Holt, Ext. 1157.
Applications are available in Human
Resources, Administration Building,
NEFSH. Completed applications must
be received on or before May 2, 2008.
Salary range for RNs is $21.78-$34.59
per hour bases on experience and shift.
LPNs from $15.59-$25.59 per hour
based on shift. Registered nurses must
possess at least three years of profes-
sional nursing experience or BSN and
two years of professional nursing expe-
rience. EEO/AA Tobacco free environ-
ment. 4/24-5/1 p
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
Pineview Chevrolet in Macclenny has
an opening for a sales associate. Full-
time, experience not necessary but con-
sidered a plus, will train. Great working
hours, health benefits, paid vacation, &
auto allowance. Call Mike Dees for an
appointment. 259-6117 4/10-5/8p
We need owner operators! Visit www.
arlingtonhh.com or call 1-888-408-
5996 for details. Join Greatwide Dallas
Mavis and Arlington Heavy Hauling
today! 4 4/17-5/8p
Guaranteed interviews at Zaxby's
every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 pm. 11/29tfc


The New River Landfill is accept-
ing applications for a full-time Fiscal
Assistant. Must be experienced in
financial procedures, record keep-
ing and proficient in Excel. Apply at
New River Regional Landfill office,
SR 121, three miles north of Raiford.
Salary commensurate with experience.
Applications should be submitted to the
Finance Officer by 3:00 pm on Monday,
April 28. For further information, call
386-431-1000. New River Solid Waste
is a drug-free workplace and an Equal
Opportunity Employer. 4/17-4/24c
Experienced painters needed. Must
have tools, benefits after 90 days. 259-
5877. 12/30tfc
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
Avon career or pocket money you
decide. 275-3215 or 1-866-665-2866.
www.youravon.com/kheinz I.S.R.
4/17-5/08p





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.
Designed for compact living, if you
want an open compact home, we can
build it on your lot. Call 1-800-879-
3132. License #FLCRC-057112.
4/10tfc
1.2 acres off Steelbridge Road. One
mile past boat ramp on right hand
side, $28,000. 219-0112 evenings 259-
6237. 4/17-5/8p
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). 3/1Otfc
Own land? Use the equity. Your land
equity can be your down payment when
building. Ask how. Call 1-800-879-
3132. License #FLCRC-057112.4/1 Otfc
Farm house, 1800 sf bn 4.65 acres,
pastures, large oaks. Glen St. Mary,
$215,000. 259-2465. 4/7-5/1 p
9 acres, 3 barns, large oaks, 2 ponds,
septic, lights, dry pastures, board
frontage. Glen St. Mary. $215,000.
259-2465. 4/7-5/1 p
Land for sale 2 to 100 acres. High, dry,
cleared. 782-3192. 4/10-5/1 p
Acreage & farms. 140 acres, 1 mile
road frontage, $6000 per acre. 259-
8028. 4/10-5/1c
Owner finance with 10% down, $1200/
month. Country living, close to town.
All brick 3 BR, 2 BA, and 2 car garage,
with upgrades. Ceramic tile, whirlpool,
Jacuzzi tub, security system, beauti-
fully landscaped. A steal at $199,900.
Call Homes by Gray at 259-6546 or
259-4602. 4/10tfc
9.39 acres 1 mile north of Sanderson
on CR 229. $103,500. Owner financing
available. 904-813-1580. 1/10tfc

TRAILER
MECHANIC
NEEDED

To work at our
Lake Butler facility

Must have welding
experience and tools.
Competitive pay and
benefits package.

Interested applicants
should apply in person at
PRITCHETT TRUCKING
1050 S.E. 6th St.
Lake Butler


.^ YARD SALES
;,..ME g Thursday, 7:00 am-noon 515 W. Linda Street. Kids
', --t clothes kitchen items.
Thursday & Friday, 9:00 am-1:00 pm, Mudlake to
LE Harvey to Bnarbush Lane, follow the signs. Fur-
,,, N nature, clothes, toys, little bit of everything. Cancel if
rains. Multi-family.
Friday, 8:00 am-noon, 901 Red Fox Way, Foxridge Estates. Set of
mud tires, military boots, men, women, and children's clothes, toys
and household items.
SFriday, 8:00 am-2:00 pm, 710 N. 6th Street. Table, chairs, micro-
wave and TV stand, mens, ladies, children's clothes, lot of misc.
Friday & Saturday, 8:00 am-2:00 pm, Christian Fellowship Temple
yard sale to benefit your mission trip. Rain or shine, inside fellow-
ship hall, beside city water tower on Ohio Avenue.
Friday, 8:00 am-1:00 pm at mobile home on 125 south of Glen, on
Corbit Crews Road.
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-2:00 pm, 7349 W. Madison Street,
Glen St. Mary.
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-?, 125 north approximately 1.2 miles
from traffic light in Glen, look for sign on right. Mens, ladies, teen
boy and teen girl clothes, girls' 18 speed mountain bike $35, fuse
ball table $25, two entertainment centers, bedroom suite, Game Boy,
Playstation, Sega, household items. Everything must go. No early
birds please! Moving sale. Cancel if rains.
SFriday and Saturday, 8:00 am-2:00 pm, 6197 Burnsed Lane, Mac-
clenny. Something for everyone from truck camper tops to silk flow-
ers. Multi family.
Saturday, 8:30 am-4:00 pm, 139 W. Stansell Avenue, Macclenny.
No early birds.
SSaturday, 9:00 am-1:00 pm, 6213 George Hodges Road (across K
from Wendy's) at.dead end. Boys clothes 4-14, girls clothes 8-15, .;
Juniors 2-7, women's shoes size 5, movies, toys, misc. Multi family..-
SSaturday, 8:00 am -4:00 pm, 14099 Leonard Norman Road, 121
SNorth to Steel Bridge road, follow signs.
Saturday, 9:00 am-? Dogwood Street, Macclenny II. Women's plus
size dress clothes, young mens' clothes, toys. No early birds, rain
Scancels.
Saturday, 8:00 am-? Three miles north of railroad track on 127.
55 gallon aquarium, furniture, bicycle, stationary bicycle, children's
clothes, silk flowers, home decorations. Multi-family.
Saturday, 8:00 am-2:00 pm, 6620 James Briti Road, Glen. Large
variety, slaw dogs, chill dogs, and drinks available. At 1:00 pm will
be the Cow Paddy Bingo for a $200 prize. All proceeds to American
Cancer Society, Relay for Life Woman's Club Team. Tickets still
available until 12.30 pm.
Saturday, 7:00 am-1:00 pm, 242 Martin Luther King Drive, enter-
tainment center, brand-name tennis shoes, clothes sizes 14-20,
many other items. something for everyone.
Saturday, 8:00 am-? Hunter's Ridge off Odis Yarborough. Stereos.
bike treadmill, bedding, car seat/stroller, toys, books, clothes, +++.
Awesome community sale.
Saturday and Sunday. 8:00 am-5:30 pm, 902 Christie Court, behind
agricultural center. Weather permitting.
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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. 4/3-4/24p
4 BR, 2 BA brick home with 1876 SF
heated on acre in Macclenny, all elec-
tric appliances, $210,000. 813-1580
(18GFO). 4/10tfc
You wanted to sejl, now you need to
sell. .I buy Baker'County houses any
condition, any price.. Privacy guaran-
teed. 904-219-0480. 1/17tfc
1 acre lot in Macclenny II, cleared,
high and dry, $72,000. 259-4407 or
233-3262. 4/3-4/24p
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
1999 16 x 80 MH, 4 BR, 2 BA, on
one full acre in Glen. Down payment
assistance available $79,900. 904-219-
0480. 4/3tfc


Never before titled, 4 BR, 2 BA, will
deliver and set for free only $39,900.
783-4619 4/3-4/24c
4 BR, 2 BA mobile home, 1738 steel-
bridge Road. $850/month plus deposit.
813-3091. 4/24tfc'
1 BR apartment, $400/month plus
$200/deposit. Electric included in rent.
Macclenny 259-6815. 4/24-5/8p
4/2/2 with huge great room 1682 sf
with designer kitchen, covered rear
porch, high ceilings. Must see master
bath. From $145,000 built on your lot.
Call 1-800-879-3132. License #FLCRC-
057112. 4/lOtfc'
3 acres, high & dry, fish pond, homes
or mobile homes, set-up included,
owner financing or cash discount. 912-
843-8118. 2/22tfc
3/4 acre on Estate Street at entrance:
to Macclenny II, $49,900. Guaranteed
financing with 10% down. 904-219-
0480. 2/7tfc


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3 BR, 11/ BA house, 903 Miltondale
Road, completely remodeled, $136,000.
259-0893. 2/21tfc
FSBO. Copper Creek Hills, Unit III, 2
large lot $65,000 each, 1 lot @ $55,000.
Ownerfinancingavailable.904-813-1580.
1/10tfc




2 BR, 1 BA MH on 1 acre. $500/month,
first and last months rent plus $200
deposit. 275-3221. 4/24p
2 BR, 1 BA duplex apartment, no pets.
$600/month, $600/deposit. Macclenny,
259-6616. 4/24p
2 BR, 2 BA singlewide mobile home on
*arge fenced lot. $450/month, plus first,
last months rent and $400 deposit. 904-
226-4670. 4/10-5/1 p
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home in Glen. $175
weekly, no deposit. Cell 910-5434 or
Nextel beep 160*132311*2. 4/24p
2 BR, 1 BA white wood-frame house
on the corner of Ohio and 5th Street.
Washer/dryer hook-up, $500/month,
$500/deposit. 259-6488. 4/24p
Nice and clean 3 BR, 2 BA, remodeled
DWMH, screened porch, storage build-
ing, water softener, central H/A, 1 acre,
macclenny, No pets, references, $675/
month, first and last months rent plus
$400 deposit. 259-2612. 4/24p
Brick house, 3BR, 1 BA, central H/A, //
D hook-up, carport, fenced back yard,
$795/month, $795/deposit. 433 Azalea
Drive. 259-6488. 4/24p
Quiet country in Sanderson 2 BR, 1
BA, $525/month plus deposit. 904-333-
0981: 4/24-5/01 p
2 BR, 1 BA house, $600/month, $600
deposit, references, no pets. Lane &
Highway, Jacksonville. 259-0569
4/17-4/24p
14x70 mobile home, 2 BR, 2 BA, cen-
tral H/A, on wooded 3 acres near town,
$650/month, $650 deposit. No pets, no
smoking. 716-1602. 4/17-4/24p
3 BR, 2 BA house, kitchen, dining room,
storage building, $900/month, $900
deposit. 259-3519. 4/24p
2 BR, 2 BA 14x70 mobile home in
Macclenny. Central H/A, all electric.
$800/deposit, $600/month. No pets,
references required. 259-6966. 4/24c
Available May 01, 2 BR, 1 BA, duplex
apartment with central H/A, recently
remodeled with large backyard. Security
deposit $650, $650/month. No inside
pets. 904-626-8424. 4/10tfc
2 BR, 2 BA house in Glen St. Mary,
$950/month, first & last months rent.
759-2912. 4/17-4/24p
3 BR & 2 BR mobile homes, no pets,
garbage pickup, water & yard mowing
provided, $475-$625. 912-843-8118.
7/5tfc
Fire your landlord, build new. Your
payments could be, lower than rent.
Call 1-800-879-3132' License #FLCRC-
057112. 4/10tfc
3 Bg, 2 BA apartment, central H/A, HUD
welcome, $700/month, $500/deposit.
344 North 5th Street #1. 259-6488 or
536-3827. 4/24p
Prices are low, build new and save
money over renting. Call 1-800-879-
3132. License #FLCRC-057112. 4/1 Otfc
New water front home in Cypress Point,
4 BR, 2 BA, $1295/month, screened
porch. 904-860-5564 or 904-288-6497.
4/10-5/1 p
Mobile homes. 2 and 3 BR, A/C, no pets,
$500-$575 plus deposit. 904-860-4604.
3/17tfc
3 BR, 1 BA home on acre in Macclenny
with all electric appliances, $850 security
deposit, $850/month. 626-8424. 3/13tfc


Florida A0o
Crown

Realty

799 S. 6thi
RESIDENTIAL:


4 BR, 2 BA $1'35,000
4 BR, 21/2 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


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





New "2008" lot model, 1800 sf, 3 BR,
2 BA, upgraded kitchen package, master
bedroom retreat, sliding glass door with
furniture & decor, setup & delivery, A/C,
skirting, steps, $66,400. Call Larry 259-
1100. 4/15-5/1 c
Baker County, 4 BR, 2 BA on your land for
only $358/month. 783-4619. 4/3-4/24p
New "2008" 28x72 4 BR, 2 BA, 1890
sf, sliding glass door, side by side refrig-
erator, dishwasher, furniture & decor,
$49,900. 259-8028. 4/10-5/1 c
"2008" 28x44 3 BR, 2 BA, Fleetwood,
$29,900. Call Larry 259-1100.4/10-5/1 c

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Deadline
Monday 5:00 PM


Motorcycle stunt

demo on May 10
A demonstration by the Top
Gunz motorcycle stunt team
will be held starting at 1:00 pm
on May 10 in the Cornerstone
Square (Food Lion) parking lot.
The event will also include
Geared Up, which was featured
on the MTV show Thrill to
Watch.
Proceeds benefit the 'Shop
with a Cop program at Christ-
mas sponsored by the sheriff's
department, and the Children's
Miracle Network.
Call Rob at 408-1763 for more
details.

LCCC graduation
Lake City Community Col-
lege nurses pinning and gradua-
tion ceremony will be held Fri-
day, May 2 beginning at 2:00 pm
in the conference center at the
college.
There will be a reception at
5:00 pm in the Lake City Medi-
cal Center auditorium.


Tel 904.259.5905 / Fax 866.549.7015
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LAND:
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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Position details and applications
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BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM LOG HOME MLS#
389681 Home on 1.5acres, 30 X 40 garage/
workshop & LRG open country KIT w/custom
stove. $299,900
A FANTASTIC FUTURE STARTS NOW MLS#
362238 28.54 acres on paved road frontage,
partially cleared for houses, horses & cows. Zoned
1 home per 7.5acres. Just Reduced! $442,370
ALL BRICK NEW CONSTRUCTION MLS #
418571 On 1.1 acres, spacious floor plan w/large
gathering room, beautiful wood floors, 3BR/2BA
w/formal dining or office. Room for a pool &
animals. $268,000
RATES ARE GREAT SO WHY WAIT? MLS
# 405424 approx 1.91acres, re-done exterior
w/new metal roof, covered porch for sipping
lemon-aid & a huge wood burning fireplace.
$151,500
SPRING INTO ACTION MLS# 400654 2.5acres,
landscaped in perfection, 3BR/2.5BA, Formal
DMG/FAM RM, breakfast nook, Irg kitchen & a
frplc for those cozy nights. $299,999
TAKE A LOOK- MLS# 415433 Large single wide
mobile home conveniently located in city limits
on high & dry land; 3BR/2BA 980sf $74,000
SUPERIOR STYLE AND QUALITY MLS#
411951 Brick built in 2004, Irg open floor plan
w/2300sf, 4BR/2.5BA, wd/floor, approx. V2 acre
lot w/covered Lanai. $294,999
YOU MAKE IT SPECIAL MLS# 422296 Take
a look at this bright white house; 3BR/2BA
w/1,925sf on apprx 3.78acres, open fir plan,
front porch waiting foryou to enjoy. $285,000
CUSTOM BUILT BRICK BEAUTY MLS#
422982 Don't just imagine yourself living here,
live it! 4BR/3BA over 3,000sf on .91 acres; bonus
rm, upgraded kitchen, silestone, stainless steel,
wood firs, gas frlpc, covered porches & more!
$389,500


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EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY MLS# 426154 One of the
best buys in Baker here! Features wood floors, all brick,
Jacuzzi, enclosed porch, water softener, open front porch,
wood burning stove, fenced yard, 3BR/2BA & 1,769sf.
$189,900
SPECTACULAR HOME MLS# 418999 Country estate 25
min from Jacksonville, 10 acres, pond, in-ground pool, sep
Guest Cottage, 3car gar, 2 frplcs, security sys, wet bar and
more! $745,000
WEST GLEN ESTATES MLS# 394461 10 Acres, zoned
for houses only, adorned w/oak trees & luscious greenery.
Makea decision! $118,000
LOTS OF ROOMS & SPACE MLS# 395542 6BR/2BA &
2,024sf overlooks 2 horse pastures that property has to
offer, hugh above-ground pool & stained deck. $190,000
7.5 ACRES AT YOUR REACH MLS# 398092 Leave the
city behind and take hold of this property which holds
countless opportunities! Zoned for mobile homes or houses
and only minutes and the interstate. $101,000
MAXIMIZE SPACE W/APPROX 3,500sf MLS# 418934
Custom built all brick, add'l 700sf unfinished storage on
2'" leel, 4BR/2BA/2half BA, gorgeous home on 2 acres.
$469,900
TIME TO CLEAN HOUSE MLS # 336373 Make the move
to this corner lot, .90acre, vacant land in downtown
MacClenny; perfect for new development of a duplex, town
homes or mobile homes. $125,000
GREAT SO WHY WAIT? MLS# 400516 All brick 4BR/3BA
bonus room, huge master BR, in-ground pool w/decking,
detached game room & more! $255,900


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;outh, Jacksonville

904.772.9800

UPSCALE LIVING AWAITS YOU MLS# 409742 approx
2900sf heated, 4300sf total under roof, additional detached
30 X 40 three car garage approx 2 acres, 4BR/3BA, gas
fireplace, double ovens and screened patio. $495,000
NEW RIVER PLANTATION ROAD MLS# 416021 heavily
treed lots, no building timeframes, 2,400sf min house,
build barn w/apt no smaller than 350sf, one house per acre
allowed. $299,000
GLEN ST MARY MLS# 417920 Total acreage 46.17 vacant
land foryou to make plans! High and Dry, natural drainage
and a site to see. $350,000
BE THE FIRST TO LIVE IN THIS HOME MLS# 402151
3BR/2BA 1,057sf new construction; sits on a good size
lot w/mature Oak trees, hm comes w/appliances & more!
$139,900
WHISPERING PINES MLS# 395751 Wow 2928sf all
brick custom built hm on .50acre, perfectly manicured
landscaping, solar heating, in-ground pool, attached 2car
gar, detached 1 car gar/wkshop, brickfrplc w/mantle.
$320,000
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Refuge biologist prepare woodpecker



nests, inspecting over 450 tree cavities


BY DEAN EASTON
Biologist-Okefenokee NWR
Another spring is upon us and
birds at the Okefenokee National
Wildlife Refuge are busy with
pre-breeding activities. Just like
the spring cleaning that we all try
to get done each year, nest build-
ing is a chore that takes parent
birds a lot of time and energy to
complete.
In particular, the endangered
red-cockaded woodpeckers need
to keep their cavities clean and
add new wood chips to the bot-
tom in preparation for laying
eggs and raising their little ones.
During fall and winter, refuge
biologists make sure that each
red-cockaded woodpecker fam-
ily has enough cavities to be suc-
cessful in raising their young.
In some cases, artificial cavities
have been created in living pine
trees to provide places for each
member of the family.
Springtime is also a busy time
for refuge biologists checking
the condition of each cavity and
the start of nesting with an in-
teresting camera device called a
"treetop peeper." Mounted on an
extendable pole, this device can
be raised up as high as 50 feet
and biologists can check out the
inside of the cavity.
Bluebirds, great-crested fly-
catchers, red-bellied woodpeck-
ers and other cavity-nesting
birds, along with southern flying
squirrels, are often found using
these cavities. However, you


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might be surprised at some of the
other critters that use them. Ref-
uge biologists sometimes find
rat snakes, tree frogs, walking
sticks and wasps staring back at
the camera when they check out
cavities that the woodpeckers
created.
This year is one of the busier
years at Okefenokee as biologists
assess the impacts of last year's
fires. In the wake of the Bugaboo
Scrub and Big Turnaround fires,
some of the cavity trees did not
make it and the red-cockaded
woodpeckers have been busy
finding replacement trees to ex-
cavate their new homes. How-
ever, most cavity trees survived
and habitat conditions look ex-
cellent. This year, woodpecker
cavity trees on Billys, Honey,
Blackjack, Mitchell, Bugaboo
and Number One wilderness is-
lands will all be inspected. This
means a lot of walking between
162 trees on the islands plus 288
trees to be checked around the
perimeter of the swamp.
April and May are the ideal
months for biologists to visit the
woodpecker trees to assess activ-
ity around the cavities, their con-
dition, repaint the white stripes
used to identify the trees, and
replace numbered identification
tags that may have been burned
during the fire.
During this two-month period,
the red-cockaded woodpeckers
find time for courtship and mat-
ing while keeping the cavity trees


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Refuge biologist Dean Easton installs a new nesting insert into a longleafpine tree
at Okefenokee NWR -


clean. They also excavate small
holes in the tree bark around
the cavity to let pine resin flow.
The sticky pine resin is thought
to discourage predators, particu-
larly rat snakes, from climbing to
the cavity.
So while you're completing
your spring cleaning chores,
think about others that are in-
volved in this task and the differ-


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Woman wins State Hopping Contest

after using Thera-Gesic
BEXCARCOUNTY-2Mary Ann W. applied
Theih-Gei" i o her aching hip and one day later
\%ent on to win the State Hopping Contest.
When asked what she likes most about entering
hopping contests, she painlessly replied, "None
Sor your dang business!"
Stay tuned for another Thera-Gesic" moment!


Photo courtesy of US Fish and Wildlife Service
ent ways that refuge biologists
and the creatures that they work
with keep things neat and tidy
too!

GED test dates
The GED test will be given
May 12-14, 2008. Pre-registra-
tion will be held on Tuesday
evening, May 6, at 6:30 pm
in the Baker County Middle
School cafeteria. Call Nancy
Cain at 259-0403 regarding fees
and documents needed.
The Baker County School
District offers day and evening
Adult Basic Education and GED
preparation classes at three loca-
tions. Classes are taught by cer-
tified teachers and are free to the
public.


School Calendar
Week of April 28-May 2
-Monday, April 28
BCHS: Titan Twelve banquet, 7:00 pm.
MES: Gates MacGinitie test
*Tuesday, April 29
KIS: Kiwanis Terrific Kid Assembly,
9;20 am WES: School Advisory
Committee meeting, 6:30 pm. MES:
Gates MacGinitie test
Wednesday, April 30
District-wide: Early dismissal. BCSH:
DCT fieldtrip to Ring Power. WES:
Fund raiser delivery, Merrie Melodies
club meeting, 8:00 am. MES: Gates
MacGinitie test
Thursday, May 1
WES: Third grad orientation at keller
Intermediate MES: Gates MacGinitie
test
Friday, May 2
MES: Gates MacGinitie test


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Breakfast: Pancake and sausage on
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