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Title: The Baker County press
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Publisher: Tate Powell
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS


Paid circulation leader Winner ofl 4 tate awardsfor journalism excellence in 2007


79th Year,Vol. 6 Thursday, June 5, 2008 Macdenny, Florida 50O


Shuts down his gas business



because pumps won't do $4


Adam Stringer has a
dilemma.
He owns a small convenience store in the crossroads settlement
of Olustee in west Baker County.
His Fastway is the only store in town; it's on US 90 on the main
road between Lake City and Interstate 10 near Sanderson. There's a
good deal of through traffic.
He has a good deli food business at breakfast and lunch cooked
right on the premises. His shelf inventory consists of the everyday
things demanded by the market, including the
recreation crowd at nearby Ocean Pond. By
The only problem is he's out of the gasoline
business, at least temporarily. Jim
Nearly three weeks ago with the retail price
of gas inching up to $4 a gallon, Adam Stringer Mcau ley
wrapped black plastic around his three outside Press Publisher
pumps.
The numbers on his pricing sign in the front
were removed-an obvious signal to passing motorists that an-
nounced, "No gas here."
Mr. Stringer hasn't slammed the door on selling gas just yet, but
he's facing some immediate problems.
V The pumps are from an era long ago [when gas was 600 a gal-
lon!], and can't be set above $3.99/9.
VHis underground tanks have single wall construction and must
be removed by the last day of 2009.
"Back when gas went over $3 a gallon, we were able to buy adapt-
ers, but we can't do that this time. We'll have to get new ones."
The cost of new double-wall underground tanks and removal of


the old one about $200,000 is


Joe and Adam Stringer stand with their old gas pumps.


(See page 4)


County agencies beef up fuel budgets


Local government agencies have the
same gas pump woes except that they are
paying with tax revenues when it comes
to finding the money for that full tank.
June is time to plan for next year's fiscal
budgets and, as one can imagine, the cost
of gas and diesel the coming year is being
revised upward.
The Baker County school district, for in-
stance, keeps 47 diesel buses on the road for
nine months.
They average 5-6 mpg.
The sheriff's department maintains doz-
ens of vehicles, and by nature they aren't
gas mizers either, though patrol cars are
gradually being downsized.
The Baker County road department keeps


a variety of hungry gas tanks on the road
as well, though it looks like Superintendent
Robert Fletcher budgeted the numbers high
enough that he won't go over $317,500 for
fuel and lubricants in the current budget.
Not so at the school district, where fi-
nance chief Marcelle Richardson says as of
April's end, spending on diesel fuel topped
$331,400, considerably over the $275,000
budgeted last summer. The district is under
its $50,000 allotment for gasoline for the
same period.
"About all we can do is guess because
no one knows where this is going, but I'm
putting in $100)000 more than our actual
expenditures this year," said Ms. Richard-
son. "The sad reality is we're receiving less


money this year, so we're in bad shape."
The school fiscal year begins July 1.
The district was able to cover the added
spending this year out of contingency the
same as the sheriff's department.
All the agencies buy in bulk and main-
tain their own tanks, paying for fuel with a
fixed "add-on" throughout the year above
what the supplier is paying at the terminal.
When the new sheriff's budget takes ef-
fect October 1, Lynn Taylor of the depart-
ment's finance office says it is based on
a $4/gallon calculation. That amounts to
$356,700 and reflects rising prices and the
$42,000 over budget spent so far this year.
Sheriff Joey Dobson told officers last
(See page 2)


State funds 1

to county

take a dive
BY JOEL ADDINGTON
Press Staff
A number of agencies in -"
Baker County may share the '
$4.3 million allocated locally
by the Florida legislature in
the coming year for things like
road repaving, water conser-
vation, recreation, disability
assistance and teacher educa-
tion.
The appropriations could be
finalized if Gov. Charlie Crist
signs into law the 2008-2009 "'
(See page 5)


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Log truckjacknifes on Interstate 10, catchesfire near Nassau line...
Driver Terrence J. Williams, 35, of Gainesville escaped injury when this 2000 semi truck blew a right front tire and jackknifed
after striking a concrete culvert off the westbound lane of I-10 about 4:30 on the afternoon of June 2. Trooper Dan Myers of
the Florida Highway Patrol said the unloaded pulpwood truck also struck several large pine trees to the north of the shoulder
before it burst into flames. Mr. Williams was charged with operating a vehicle with faulty equipment in the accident that snarled
westbound traffic for an hour before county fire volunteers doused the flames and left the scene bound for a brush fire near the
interstate at Sanderson. Eastbound traffic, already funneled into a single lane because of 1-10 re-surfacing, slowed for a shorter
period as motorists took a look at thick black smoke and flames erupting from the truck cab because of ruptured fuel tanks.


Commission says


'no' to a new round


of service fee hikes


BY JOEL ADDINGTON
Press Staff
The Baker County Com-
mission made it perfectly clear
- now is not the time to raise
taxes on county residents.
"I don't think people can af-
ford to pay more than they're
paying right now," said Com-
missioner Alex Robinson fol-
lowing an hour-long workshop
June 3 to discuss the possibil-
ity of raising the county's fire
and garbage collection fees,
and establishing a new fee for
emergency medical services
(EMS).
In fact, none of the five com-
missioners said they would sup-
port such increases despite fig-
ures presented by county staff
showing those departments are
combining to lose more than
$700,000 this year.
"We don't like it,. but it's
better than raising rates," said
Commission Chairman Gor-
don Crews.
The board's refusal to raise
fees at this time means the
county's general fund will
continue to make up the op-
erational budget losses in those
departments.
According to numbers pro-
vided by county staff, the coun-
ty's fire assessment fee, $27.50
per parcel, won't cover $63,365
of the fire department's bud-
get.
The fee was established
in 1987 at $25 and raised 10
percent in 2006, which gave
the department about $20,000
more each year.


"It needs to go up," said
County.Manager Joe Cone.
"Let's just cover the diesel
fuel."
The commission didn't
budge.
"I don't want to raise any-
thing, especially at this.time,"
said Commissioner Mike
Griffis. He called for the coun-
ty to increase efficiency, cut
costs and make sure all the ser-
vices are properly billed.
"When [the county man-
ager] says we've done all this,
then I'll vote for it," Mr. Griffis
said.
By operating six garbage
collection sites around the
county and hauling waste from
the sites to the New River land-
fill, solid waste services is ex-
pected to lose $171,078 this
year with the current assess-
ment fee of $55 per parcel.
Even with an increase to
$70, county figures show the
general fund subsidy for gar-
bage collection would total
more than $70,000.
The general fund funnels in
the largest subsidy to EMS ser-
vices, which is expected to be
$474,000 by year's end. "We're
not covering our costs," Mr.
Cone said of that department,
which handles both emergency
9-1-1 calls and transport ser-
vices between medical facili-
ties. Patients or their insurance
company pay a fee for the latter
service.
"These fees have stayed flat
while everything else has gone
up," said David Richardson,
(See page 8)


BY JOEL ADDINGTON
Press Staff
Life-long Baker Couni
resident Kenneth "Eddie
Yarbrough was sentenced 1
eight years in prison May 2
in exchange for a guilty plh
to attempted sex-
ual battery on a
child under 12 in
September 2007.
Prosecutor
Ralph Yazdiya
dropped a sec-
ond molestation
charge involving
another alleged
victim as part of
the plea deal.
Circuit Judge
Phyllis Rosier also
ordered proba-
tion for life upon
Mr. Yarbrough's
release from pris-
on, which will
include a 10:00
pm to 6:00 am curfew, in add
tion to deeming the defendant
sexual offender under the law
Such status means M
Yarbrough, ` 58, may hav
no contact with children, r
Internet access, and must sul
mit to annual polygraph testir
and warrantless searches of h
residence, among other cond
tions.
He also cannot reside witl
in 1000 feet of a school, park
church or anywhere else th
children congregate.


Mr. Yarbrough was arrested
on September 10, 2007 after
the 10-year-old victim reported
the abuse to her mother follow-
ing a sleep-over with friends at
the man's' South Macclenny
residence.
Reports from investiga-


Eddie Yarbrough at his sentencing.
i- tors indicated Mr. Yarbrough
a made incriminating statements
V. and partial confessions during
[r. questioning.
re The initial complaint was
.o followed by another victim
b- coming forward, now in her late
ig 20s, accusing Mr. Yarbrough
is of five years of abuse when she
ti- was a teenager. That charge
was dropped in exchange for
h- the guilty plea.
k, According to investigators,
at the defendant's statements
(See page 5)


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Fuel budgets to rise...


(from paoe 1)
week to switch off ignitions
when they. parkltheir patrol cars
at scenes, except for-the K-9 ve-
hicles.
"We're also going to handle
some calls over the phone if the
situation warrants, say a dam-
aged mailbox up in Taylor, so we
don't have to put a deputy on the
road from Glen St. Mary," said
the sheriff.
"We certainly don't want to
compromise safety of our offi-
cers or the public, and we'll con-
tinue to respond with multiple
units when it's warranted," he
said.
Deputies can take their cars
to duty-related locations [like a
gym for fitness training] 'while


off-duty, as long as they wear
uniforms..Trips to Jacksonville
for supplies will be pooled.
Mr.'Fletcher at the road di-
partment said it has gone through
$263,141 of the $317,500 allocat-
ed for this year and may exceed
the cap by a modest amount by
the end of September. The same
is true with his solid waste bud-
get, with $53,600 of the budget-
ed $75,000 spent.
The superintendent says he
set a high budget mark last sum-
mer, accurately sensing petro-
leum costs would jump the next
12 months.
Both fire and rescue depart-
ments are keyed closely to trans-
portation costs, and are expect-
ing to present fuel budgets this
summer to reflect that.


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David Richardson at emer-
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$48,800 in his preliminary bud-
get, which willbe adding in the


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for shuttling between Fraser
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So far, the four other diesel
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problem is most people owe more money on the vehicle than it is worth, due to depreciation and the current market. Therefore it
mq _~ial~mbist impossible to trade them in without losing a substantial amount of money. I listed below a few of the major issues
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l' rt values on trade-ins are up Trade values on trade-ins drop 60%
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Re6erd truck sales for 2006 The largest decline in over 20 years
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2) Start considering a low-mileage program vehicle (2008 low miles), with less depreciation than new and full
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BAKERCOUNTY Eliminatinglocal school


PRESS tax effort will be a disaster


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Dear Editor:
As more and more accountability requirements are being placed on
public school students in Baker County, more funding is being taken
away.
Thankfully, students and parents have not felt the impact from the
loss of revenue brought about by the latest property tax amendment.
However, the amendment on the November ballot will cut the Baker
County school system's portion of property tax (local required effort)
completely.
This revenue is what supports our local schools, and it must oome
from somewhere. Some politicians are promoting a one-cent sales tax
increase. Though this means everyone will pay, the tax will only gen-
erate one-third of the lost revenue from the property tax cut.
If this.amendment passes, your children and you will suffer.
Programs that are not funded may disappear. Sports are not funded,
nor are extra-curricular activities, some forms of transportation, sum-
mer school, extended day, after-school tutoring and field trips. Class
sizes will most certainly increase.
These are only a few of the school-based programs that may be af-
fected.
Parents, as you enjoy this summer with your children, think about
how your own budget is being affected by the high price of gasoline
and food. Then think about'how budget woes are multiplied many
times over for our school system as it transports, feeds and educates
almost 5000 students daily. What will happen to our schools and our
children when half the revenue is gone?
All taxes are not bad. Schools are given around $4000 to educate,
transport and feed one student. Prisons get $17,000 to feed and shelter
one inmate.
In November, vote to save the schools' share of the property tax.
You may be saving your own child!
Sandi Harvey, President
Baker County Education Association
(The writer's organization is the union representing local classroom teachers.)



Board rightly decided


it was'bad tming' on fees

wrong with government tighten-
IMPRESSIONS ing its belt like the rest of us.
A V1L-a ,- A Nobody wants to decrease
JIM McGAULEY services, and government has a
way of never taking away what
it has established.
The Baker County Commis- Now that the commission has
sion served up a solid front this taken its stand-an opening shot
week-no increase in fees for if you will-let's see it hold the
landfill, fire and rescue services. line on all departments as the
Maybe because it's an elec- budget process kicks into gear
tion year; maybe because the this summer.
Jacksonville City Council is Suggestions include but
taking heat for raising fees; or shouldn't be limited to: hiring
maybe the board simply realizes freezes, severe limits on travel
it's time to belt-tighten. budgets in individual depart-
The latter would be prefer- ments, written proposals from
able. department heads on how they
The county manager has been are going to cut down on the use
arguing the three departments of fuel, and -you'll love this-
are being subsidized at a tune rescinding of the $1200 raises
of $700,000 this year-a hefty for those making $25,000 or less
amount but relatively small in a and $1000 for over $25,000.
$27 million total budget. Raises are proper, just not that
But it's money that will have much.


to be made up somewhere, and
the taxpayers will be stuck with
it regardless of which fund it is
drawn from. So you could say
it's all out of the same pot.
The commission likely decid-
ed to forestall fee increases this
year because, well, it's just bad
timing.
Most households are being hit
for more of their after-tax income
at the gas pump and grocery
store. Ditto things like insurance
premiums and other non-discre-
tionary spending.
The summer of 2008 just isn't
the time to do it.
Additionally, there's nothing


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Are you ready for hurricane season?


BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Press Staff
Hurricane season officially
began June I and runs through
November 30 for the Atlantic
Basin which includes the north
Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean
Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.
Experts are predicting an active
season this year with 6-9 hur-
ricanes expected and 2-5 of
those potentially reaching
major hurricane status.
During June 2-5 the Flori-
da State Emergency Response
Team (SERT) is conducting
the annual statewide hurri-
cane exercise. A simulated
storm called Hurricane Herb
will give state and local disas-
ter response agencies the op-
portunity to test their response
capabilities and to train new
personnel.
What about the everyday citi-
zen? Should a hurricane make
landfall and Baker County lie in
its path, would your family be
prepared?
The good news is that it's very
possible to be prepared. Unlike
tornados, which can occur with
little or no warning, a lapse of
several days usually precedes a
hurricane, allowing for prepa-
ration and if necessary, evacua-
tion.
According to David Richard-
son, director of the Baker Coun-
ty Emergency Operations Cen-
ter, and the county emergency
operations coordinator, Adam
Faircloth, keeping yourself in-
formed and preparing ahead of
time are the most useful weap-
ons you can have on your side
when faced with an impending
weather threat and possible nat-
ural disaster.
"As a storm develops in the
Atlantic or the gulf, that's when
people really need to start pay-
ing attention to local television,
radio broadcasts and the weather
channel," said Mr. Faircloth.
Here are their main sugges-
tions for citizens to put into ac-
tion before a hurricane strikes:
Make an effort. during the
threat of inclement weather to
keep yourself well informed.
Maintain property as hur-
ricane-proof as possible, such as
keeping trees trimmed.
Keep a well-supplied disas-
ter relief kit readily accessible.
Because hurricanes are un-


Gas pumps
(from page 1)


a bit much for a small business-
man running a country store.
So, Adam Stringer has to de-
cide whether he wants to stay in
the gas business.
"We don't do a great volume;
most of our sales are $5-$ 10 from
people who live around here and
depend on us for gas and other
things," he notes.
"We're seven miles either
way to the nearest stations, and
gas is one of the things people
come in here for. I make 8-100
a gallon markup, but that's not
much when you consider the vol-
ume and the fact that all my other
costs are going up, too."
An example: a $4700 annual
insurance premium on the tank
and pumps, up considerably
from last year.
There are other country stores
in Baker County like Fastway,
but not the numbers of days gone
by when a town like Sanderson
might have three-four. Olustee
in the early 1970s had three such
stores.
The Taylor Store in that com-
munity, for instance, will remain
in the gas business because its
pumps can soon be set above $4
a gallon and its tanks are in com-
pliance.
Mr. Stringer is keeping other
options open.
New pumps will take care of
the "above $4 a gallon" problem,
and he could install an above-
ground tank system. He'd still
have to remove the other one, but
has until 2011 to do that as long
as he shuts down the old tank.
"He's got a year and a half to
make the decision on the tank,"
said Rick Davis of Davis and
Davis Oil in Macclenny, which
supplies the Olustee store.
"With stores like his, if you
don't have gas, the rest of your
business suffers," agrees Mr. Da-
vis. "We try to work with people
like that and do what we can for


predictable, weather reports and public safety officials in sheeting, toilet paper, towelettes,
should be monitored-frequently. Baker County will activate lo- soap and liquid detergent.
Listen frequently to local televi- cal warning systems to alert the Also recommended are a
sion and radio broadcasts. community, first-aid kit, plastic garbage
Monitoring the National Oce- "If we are issued a code red, bags, plastic bucket with tight
anic and Atmospheric Associa- we have the ability to send out lid and chlorine bleach. Collect
tion (NOAA) Radio Network, pre-recorded land-line phone and store sleeping bags, extra
which continuously broadcasts messagestotheentire clothes, sturdy boots, rain gear


ers checks with your valuable
personal documents such as in-
surance policies, wills, social se-
curity cards, bank account num-
bers, credit card accounts, birth,
marriage and death certificates
and important phone numbers
yocatstop a hurricane. in a waterproof, portable con-
you ca t t a rthquake. trainer.
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to reference when preparing
your own kit. Go to the website
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Owning a gas-powered
generator is also a good idea.
it strikes is vital. A special switch must be in-
reparingora disaster before stalled in the home for plug-
prer going in and operation of a
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Be Red Cross Ready and doesn't require large
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"Generators are not necessar-
coun-
Sty," said Mr. Faircloth. "We are ily cheap, but. I don't consider
to keep informed about chang- now working on getting technol- them a luxury item either," said
to keep informed about chang- ':' ` Mr. Richardson. "And they can
ing weather conditions. ogy in place that will send emer- M r. Richards on. "And they can
It is a good idea for every agency text messages to personal pay for themselves after one
household to contain a self-pow- cellphones that canberegistered episode of sustained power fail-
ered, water-resistant radio. A in a special data base." Mr. Richardson also points out
good example is the Eton FR300 DISASTER SUPPLY KIT that people tend to forget it takes
American Red Cross Radio The kit should contain food electricity to pump water. When
which contains such features and water for each person for it goes out there isn't any water
as a self-contained hand crank a minimum of three days and and toilets cannot be flushed.
generator, a built-in flashlight, preferably, a week. Depending on the level.,f dam.-
cell phone charger, flashing red A gallon of water per day per age after.a storn, especially for
LED and a siren. Such a radio person is recommended. people in very rural, outlyingI
is reasonably priced and indis- Food should include ready-to- areas, it may be as much as two
pensable in the event of a power eat canned meat, fruit and veg- weeks or more before power is
outage. tables, juices; milk and soup, re-instated. That's when owning
During threat of a hurricane, as well as instant coffee and tea a generator can make all the dif-
local emergency management bags. Be sure to include a non- ference.
electric can opener. "You can at least cool o? heat
shutoff "It's very common for folks a single room, power the refrig-
to stockpile canned supplies erator and have lights," he said.

s u t of. only to forget there probably "When faced with the alterna-
won't be power available to run tive, that's a pretty good deal."


them to keep selling gas."


Mr. Davis said his company's
network of stations in several
north Florida counties is unaf-
fected by problems like those of
Mr. Stringer.
"We own the real estate on
all of them, and there's only one
site left to upgrade. We got way
ahead of the curve on this the
past several years."
Wes Stone, owner of L.V
Hiers oil distributor of Macclen-
ny, says both the Taylor Store and
Altman's at Cuyler have ordered
from him the new $1000 com-
puter kits to retrofit their pumps
and allow them to set pricing on
up above $4, a near-certainty as
the busy summer driving season
begins.
"They're the only two sta-
tions I know of needing the
kits," said Mr. Stone, whose five
transport tankers service a nine-
county'area. "I've gotten out of
the business of owning property
[property and tanks] because of
all' the regulations, but I want to
do everything I can to help out
those people in areas like that
where they depend on a store to
have gas. They may just need a
little at a time, but it might help
them get to a hospital in an emer-
gency-you never know."

Information event

for area senior citizens
The Baker County Council on
Aging is sponsoring an Informa-
tion and Resource Extravaganza
at the First Baptist Church of
Glen St. Mary on June 10 from
6:00-8:00 pm.
The event will cover tools
and resources for older citizens
in Baker County, avoiding chal-
lenges to healthy aging, advance
planning, connecting with poten-
tial caregivers and resources to
"help yourself" live your best.
For more details, call 259-
2223.


an electric can opener," said Mr.
Richardson.
Food supplies should contain
high-energy foodstuffs such as
peanut butter, jelly, crackers and
granola bars. Including some vi-
tamins is a good idea. Consider
the needs of infants, the elderly
and persons with special diets.
Some of the supplies in the
kit should be mess kits or paper
plates, cups and plastic utensils,
battery-operated radio and extra
batteries, battery-operated lights
with extra batteries, aluminum
foil and plastic containers, signal
flares, matches, whistle, plastic


EVACUATION
In Baker County, damage and
power outages from sustained
wind is the most immediate
concern, but rising water levels
are also an issue, especially for
those who reside in flood-prone
areas near the St. Marys River
and its tributaries.
If you decide or are ordered
to evacuate, know the locations
of designated public shelters
in your county and determine
ahead of time which one you
will use. In Baker County, the
two primary general shelter loca-


tions are Macclenny Elementary
School and the Family Service
Center adjacent to Keller Inter-
mediate School. Fraser Hospi-
tal will function as a shelter for
people with special needs. To
accommodate persons evacu-
ated to Baker County from areas
outside of the county, certain
area churches may be activated
as "host" shelters.
If you plan to evacuate and to
leave the county, consider leav-
ing early to avoid long hours on
evacuation routes. Determine an
evacuation route ahead of time
and be sure all family members
know it. Contact friends and
relatives to let them know your
route and destination. Gener-
ally, you should evacuate 24-36
hours before a hurricane makes
landfall, depending on your lo-
cation. Leaving early will help
minimize negotiating potential-
ly dangerous road conditions.
BEFORE YOU LEAVE
If you own a boat, determine
ahead of time where to move it.
If possible, cover windows
with plywood. Clear your yard
of loose objects, bicycles, lawn
furniture, trash cans, etc. Keep-
ing trees trimmed is a good pol-
icy for such an occasion.
Have your car ready. Check
gas, oil, water, and maintenance.
Pack disaster supply kit. Turn
off electricity, water, and gas at
main valves and switches. Lock
windows and doors.
Pets are not allowed in public
shelters. Making plans ahead of
time for their shelter and care is
advisable.
Mobile homes are extreme-
ly dangerous places to be and
should always be evacuated.
They aren't constructed to with-


stand strong winds.
AFTER A HURRICANE
Driving can be dangerous.
Bridges may be weakened and
roads washed out. Do not drive
into flooded areas. Wait until an :
area is declared safe before re-
entering.
It is important to have proper
identification. Residents may'
not be allowed back into an im-
pacted area unless they can show
proof of residency. Once home''
avoid driving to leave roads-
clear for emergency vehicles.
Rescue teams such as the Mac--'
clenny Fire Department, will be
out in force, helping clear roads
of debris and stabilizing downed
power lines.
"Sticking close to home will"
really help ensure your safety,"
says Mr. Richardson. "If you do
become aware of a downed pow-
erline, avoid it at all costs. Rule'
of thumb: assume any power line' i
is still live with electricity."
Mr. Richardson has another',
useful and inexpensive tip -
newspapers. In Baker County,.
many people put up a lot of food,
especially game from hunting. If
there is a power failure, quickly;
placing a thick layer of news-'
papers over. the top of the con-
tents inside the freezer is a must. -
Newspaper, it seems, is a great ;
insulator. Keep the lid closed.',
That layer of newspaper can pre-i
vent the loss of a lot of expensive ',
food.
"Our best advice," said Mr.
Richardson, "is to take a pro-ac-
tive approach and be on top of"
what's happening weather-wise:.'
Don't get caught on 2nd or 3rd
base be prepared."
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Names ilfrind as theft suspect Fire near


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A Sanderson man named his
ex-girlfriend as a suspect in the
burglary and theft of roughly
$2000 in entertainment equip-
ment from his trailer on Prevatt
Place while he was at work May
30.
Deputy Randy Davis met
with victim Steven Wilbanks
and his landlord, who observed
a black GMC truck leaving the
area about 2:00 pm that day.
Landlord Roger Harris knew
his tenant was at work and
checked on the residence but
didn't notice anything suspi-
cious. However, when Mr. Wil-
banks returned and checked his
home, he said he found his Play-
station, video games, and about
70 DVDs missing from the liv-
ing room entertainment center.
The 24-inch flatscreen TV/DVD
unit from his bedroom was also
gone.
According to the deputy's
report, Mr. Wilbanks said he
locked his trailer door before
leaving that morning and the
only other person with a key was
his ex-girlfriend, who now lives
in Macclenny. Mr. Wilbanks said
he broke up with her in January
and the girlfriend moved out of
the residence. The victim added
that her new live-in boyfriend
drives a black GMC truck.
Deputy Davis called the ex-
girlfriend about the accusation.
His report states that she said
she didn't have Mr. Wilbanks'
key and that her boyfriend's
truck had been at his father's
house. The father also verified
those statements to the deputy.
In another alleged theft
this past week, landlord Karen
Walker reported that a former


tenant moved out of her trailer
on Shumate Lane in Sanderson,
but took $1500 of her property
including furniture and appli-
ances with him May 26.
Ms. Walker told Deputy James
Marker that she ordered Russell
Wiesemeyer, 20, of Sanderson to
move out of the trailer because
he was using power illegally. She
also advised that a neighbor told
her Mr. Wiesemeyer was taking
her property from the residence.
When she checked the trailer
May 27, she found her washer
and dryer, a window air condi-
tioning unit and a dining room
set missing.
Deputy Marker spoke to the
neighbor, who verified he saw
the suspect load the property
into a trailer towed by a red Ford
Explorer.
Attempts to locate Mr. Wi-
esemeyer were unsuccessful, but
a charge of grand theft was filed
against him.
STheft charges were also
filed against another Sanderson
resident, Kharis Clayton, 22, of
Clayton Ave.
His girlfriend Jazmia Thomp-
son, also 22, told Deputy Steven
Jones Jr. that Mr. Clayton took
$200 from her purse after an ar-
gument about 8:00 pm on May
25.
When the deputy contacted
Mr. Clayton by phone, the sus-
pect denied taking the money,
but avoided several questions
about his whereabouts.
A charge for petty theft was
filed against Mr. Clayton.
SA theft complaint involving
a stolen vehicle this past week
also landed Angela Starnes, 36,
no address listed, in county jail.


State funding to Baker
(from page 1) from CR 228 to CR 23C.
General Appropriations Act, Funding for road work went
which includes handouts to all from roughly $14 million two
of Florida's 67 counties. years ago to about $25 million
In comparison to Baker, last year with work on 1-10, and
Bradford and Union counties re- this year stands at about $3.5
ceived substantially less at $3.6 million.
million and $1.6 million respec- The City of Macclenny is set
tively. However, as County Man- for $250,000 for water conser-
ager Joe Cone said of the state's vation and $101,399 for phase
appropriation, "It goes up and two of Heritage Park, which will
down." likely go toward land acquisition
The figured dropped 83 per- for parking.
cent from last year, though, However, city administra-
when Baker County received tor Melissa Thompson said the
$26.4 million. The year before county originally requested
that, in the 2006-2007 state fis- $150,000 for more land.
cal year, local groups pocketed Will the reduced allocation be
$16.5 million, enough to add parking to Heri-
Also, the money, which is ac- tage Park. "That I don't know,"
tually a reimbursement figure, said Ms. Thompson.
can only be used for the specific The water conservation dol-


program for which it was allo-
cated. Mr. Cone said the county
sends Tallahassee a bill for road
work, for instance, and then re-
ceives a check for that amount
from the state.
County coffers will receive
the lion's share of this year's al-
locations in Baker about 81
percent for two road resurfac-
ing projects on CR 229 and CR
23A (Lowder Street).
The road department will be
reimbursed $1,460,908 for re-
paving about five miles on CR
229 South from 1-10 to the Union
County line. The state allocated
another $2,100,000 to resurface
about four miles on CR 23A


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Stephanie Davis, 27, contact-
ed police the morning of May 30
to report her husband's cousin,
Ms. Starnes, stole her vehicle
and ATM card sometime after
midnight that day. She said her
card was used three times that
night, with debits totaling $287,
before she contacted her bank to
cancel the card.
Deputy Christopher Walker
took Ms. Davis' complaint and
shortly thereafter was dispatched
to the Citgo at I-10 and CR 125
where he met with Ms. Starnes.
She advised she took the vehicle
to go to the emergency room be-
cause she was sick, the deputy's
report states.
A check of the suspect's driv-
ers license revealed she is want-
ed in Brevard County.
Ms. Starnes was arrested
for grand theft auto, credit card
fraud and driving on a suspend-
ed license.
In a case of criminal mis-
chief, Shelie Rhoden reported
the morning of June 1 that sur-
vey stakes were pulled up on her
property line off Hassie Johns
Rd. in the north county. She
was planning to put a fence on
the line, and told police she saw
neighbor Joseph Crawford, 23,
on her property in his vehicle the
previous evening.
Deputy Patrick McGauley
noted tire tracks matched those
on the suspect's vehicle. A crim-
inal complaint was filed.
Mitchell Lauramore of Glen
St. Mary reported that someone
removed the catalytic converter
from under his parked 1995
Toyota pickup on May 30. He
had parked it about 5:30 am and
returned that afternoon at 4:30.


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lars will repair and replace old,
leaky pipes to reduce water loss
for the city's water system, she
said.
The school district will receive
a $190,786 boost for basic adult
education programs operated at
the Northeast Florida State Hos-
pital, the high school and other
facilities throughout the county.
The state has also allocated
$188,945 to Comprehensive
Community Services, a non-
profit assistance agency for the
developmentally disabled. The
funds will be used for vocational
rehabilitation, which includes
training and job development.
As previously reported, the
Council on Aging is also expect-
ed to receive $90,000 towards a
new senior center.


city is said


suspicious

The state fire marshall's of-
fice and a sheriff's investigator
are looking into a probable ar-
son that occurred the evening
of May 28 on Charlie Rowe Rd.
just outside the west Macclenny
limits.
The unoccupied, older model
trailer home was nearly de-
stroyed when county and city
departments responded to the
scene about 8:30. Arson was im-
mediately suspected because the
structure was not wired for elec-
tricity and had been vacant for
some time.
Investigator Steve Harvey
said the investigation on the fire
source continues, including in-
terviews with two suspects, ages
16 and 19, who were named in
the initial report by Lt. Billy
Miller. The fire marshall's of-
fice is looking into whether
flammable materials may have
started the blaze.


Gets 8 years
(from page 1)
involved both victims.
Mr. Yarbrough is a former vol-
unteer firefighter and paramedic
who worked as a computer spe-
cialist with Blue Cross in Jack-
sonville for a number of years.
More recently, he operated his
own photography business.
He has also suffered one heart
attack and was hospitalized just
before his sentencing.
."You have a long road ahead
of you," said Judge Rosier af-
ter passing her sentence, telling
Mr. Yarbrough he was fortunate
to have the support of his fam-
ily, some of whom attended the
hearing and spoke on the defen-
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, June 5, 2008 Page 6


Estimated 550-600 turn out for annualsenior citizenfishfry...
The fried fish with all the fixings, along with fellowship and tradition, were present at midday May 29 when Baker County elected
officials hosted a large group of elderly citizens for the annual lunch at the Dowling Center across from Baker Correctional.
Pictured here (from left) are guests Kathy Hall, Mary Recknor, who recently celebrated her 94th birthday, and Travis Rhoden.
The fish fry tradition began nearly three decades ago, and initially was held at the Okefenokee Swamp. It then moved to Ocean
Pond and then the present location. Photo courtesy of Darlene Rockefeller


Beaten for

A felony aggravated battery
complaint was filed against
Charles Thorton, 24, of Deer-
wood Circle after he allegedly
beat a woman for refusing to
provide a ride to purchase crack
cocaine May 31.
Deputy Patrick McGauley re-
sponded to Pamela Stewart's res-
idence on Brent Lane and found
the 39-year-old woman bleeding
from the mouth and ear with ob-
vious facial injuries.
The victim said Mr. Thorton
became enraged shortly before
5:00 pm when she would not
drive him to Baldwin to buy
drugs. Mr. Thorton then began
striking her in the face and side
of the head before the pair fell to
the ground.
Two witnesses intervened -
including the suspect's brother
both of whom advised the
deputy the fight was due to Mr.


Felony and

misdemeanor

forhavingpot
Two men were found in pos-
session of varying amounts of
marijuana the past week, one
of them for felony possession.
Deputy Jerald Peterson observed
Justin Canaday, 20, of Sander-
son walking north on Lowder
St. with his brother about 9:45
pm on May 30. The pair had just
abandoned a vehicle nearby.
The deputy saw that both men
had blood on their faces and up-
per torsos. When questioned,
they said someone must have
thrown something at the car and
struck his brother in the face.
The deputy's report also states
the brothers refused medical
treatment.
After returning to the vehicle
with the brothers, Deputy Pe-
terson spotted two small plas-
tic bags of what appeared to be
marijuana on the driver's side
dashboard.
Mr. Canaday admitted the
substance was pot and belonged
to him, states the deputy's re-
port.
The next day, Deputy Wayne
Limbaugh came into contact
with Michael Williams, 34, of
Clay Hole Trail in Macclenny
while performing a follow-up
investigation at the home of a
battery victim from four hours
earlier.
As the deputy came around
the Brent Lane trailer about 9:30
pm,on May 31, he smelled the
odor of burning marijuana. As
Deputy Limbaugh approached
the porch, his report states he
spotted Mr. Williams smoking
what appeared to be a marijuana
cigarette, which the suspect soon
threw into the yard when he saw
the approaching officer.
The partially smoked ciga-
rette tested positive for mari-
juana and Mr. Williams admit-
ted he had more of the drug in a
bag in his pocket, according to
the report.
The suspect was arrested and
booked at county jail for felo-
ny possession of more than 20
grams.


refusing ride for drugs

Thorton's drug problem. morning hours of May 29 after
A search ensued for the ac- he became verbally abusive with
caused but was unsuccessful. Deputy Harold Taylor at an ad-
In another battery case this dress off Dupree Rd. southwest
past week, this one at Northeast of Macclenny.
Florida State Hospital May 28, The officer about 4:00 am
staff member Tanya Tolliver investigated a report that Mr.
filed a misdemeanor battery Williams and another man were
complaint against a 29-year-old driving a Ford Bronco recklessly
female patient after she alledged- in that neighborhood. When he
ly struck the victim in the head was called back later, Deputy
about 8:45 pm. A witness state- Taylor said Mr. Williams, who
ment from another staff member had been drinking, refused to
supported the complaint, calm himself and suggested the
Floyd Williams, 46, of Jack- deputy could make better use of
sonville was arrested for disor- his time "out catching people
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reading:

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE RE-
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no kidding!

Sheriff Joey Dobson says he's
really serious this time.
With the end of the school
year last week, the county's
chief law enforcement officer
says he's had enough with adults
and juveniles riding ATVs (all-
terrain) and golf carts on paved
roads, and in the case of the lat-
ter, on public roads.
State law prohibits golf cart-
type vehicles on any public
rights-of-way, paved or unpaved.
ATVs are allowed on unpaved
public roads, but must observe a
35-mph speed limit. Drivers un-
der 16 must be accompanied by
an adult and wear a helmet.
All of those rules are rou-
tinely violated in Baker County,
the sheriff contends, but the fre-
quency of violations has not di-
minished since police initiated
a "no tolerance" policy back in
November of last year.
Sheriff Dobson says deputies
have issued tickets since then,
but the exact number was un-
available early this week.
"We're considering that time
[since November] a grace pe-
riod, and with kids getting out of
school we know some of them
will be on the roads in these
vehicles unsupervised because
their parents are working," said
the sheriff. "We don't want an-
other serious accident because
we weren't enforcing the law."
Police get regular complaints
about ATVs speeding and rut-
ting up unpaved roads, and in
many cases by the time a deputy
canvasses an area, the violators
are gone. Sheriff Dobson says
golf cart violations are common
also, and that many drivers either
aren't aware or don't care that
they are not allowed by Florida
statute on public roads.
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, June 5, 2008 Page 7


Accused wife beater admits to it;


says sheriff
A Macclenny man accused of
beating his wife May 26 admit-
ted guilt to police shortly before
saying he knew the sheriff and
a local judge, and that he would
'beat the case at trial.
According to Deputy Wayne
Limbaugh's report, he inter-
viewed Stephen Collett, 27, fol-
lowing an incident at the couple's
residence on Willie Willkerson
d. about 8:30 that evening. Af-
ter being informed he was under
,arrest and asked for a second
time what occurred, the report
states the suspect said he did ev-
erything and that it was all his
fault.
SThe incident began after Mr.
gollett and his wife, 19-year-old
jrittany Collett, returned from
4Jacksonville. She told the deputy
that her husband choked and
Iit her in the face and head be-
Tore she escaped to a neighbor's
house to call police.
J Deputy Limbaugh noted
bloodd inside Ms. Collett's mouth
nd redness around her throat.
' The accused had a strong odor
Pf alcohol when interviewed and
t first told the deputy the alter-
Cation was strictly verbal and not
physical, but refused to give any
details about what transpired,
only saying, "She didn't do any-
thing wrong," the report states.
After being read his Miranda
rights, Mr. Collett accused his
wife of throwing a plate that
struck him in the right eye.
Deputy Limbaugh observed no
injuries.
The suspect was booked at
county jail for misdemeanor
battery. The deputy also notified
the Department of Children and
Families (DCF) of the incident
because the couple's daughter
was present.
In another domestic incident,
this one at a Macclenny park
May 29, two Macclenny men
stand accused of battery one
man against the other, and the
latter against his wife.
Deputy Curtis Ruise respond-
ed to the Kaigaroo store on
East Macclenny Ave. about 1:00
that morning and found Casey
Combs, 21, of Bob Kirkland Rd.
locked in his truck with a bloody
lip while being blocked in by
several vehicles.
Witnesses were asked to meet


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A Glen St. Mary man pulled
over for driving erratically on
Lowder St., and administered a
breathalyzer at county jail, was
found to have more than three
times the legal limit of alcohol
in his system May 28.
Deputy Michael Hauge
stopped a gray GMC truck on
SR 121 and Barber Rd. about
2:15 am after being advised by
another deputy that the vehicle
nearly struck another one while
turning onto SR 121, and that
it was veering recklessly and
swerving off the road.
The driver, identified as David
Harter, 20, of Hollie Rd., failed
multiple field sobriety tests and
couldn't follow instructions, the
deputy's report states.
Mr. Harter was arrested and
booked at county jail for DUI,
where he consented to the breath
test. He was also issued a cita-
tion for careless driving.
Another driver pulled over,
this one for not making a com-
plete stop May 31 about 1:00
am, was found to have a license
suspended eight times.
Deputy Wayne Limbaugh ob-
served a white Ford truck com-
mit the traffic violation while


turning onto South Blvd. from
7th St. and conducted the traffic
stop on the driver, later identi-
fied as David Weathington, 43,
of Brent Lane.
The driver admitted to not
having a valid drivers license,
the report indicates, and a com-
puter check revealed Mr. Weath-
ington's license was suspended
three times for failure to pay
fines, once for refusing a breath
test, twice for DUI and twice for
habitual traffic violator.


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judge will get him off
with police at the sheriff's an- Statements were taken from f
nex where Mr. Combs was in- other witnesses and pictures
terviewed as well. Deputy Ruise the damaged vehicle, bruisi
met with the suspect's wife Mel- on Ms. Combs and the cut
anee Combs, 19, who stated that Mr. Combs lip were placed ii
while at the park to drop off their evidence.
daughter and retrieve gas money, In other violence-relat
her husband hit her with a closed crimes this past week:
fist. She yelled to her friends, A battery complaint w
including Joshua Heppner, 20, filed against 18-year-old Ke
who Ms. Combs said pulled her neth Barron III, accusing h
husband off her and slammed of beating his 12-year-old sis
him against his vehicle, causing during an argument at their re
the lip cut. dence on Deerwood Circle
When interviewed at county May 27.
jail, Mr. Combs advised that at The children's mother repc
the park his wife began waving ed to police that about 4:45 t
her arms aggressively towards afternoon her son, Mr. Barn
him and he pushed her down be- repeatedly struck his sister in
fore she yelled to her friends, head and neck five or six tin
According to the deputy's re- with a closed fist before fleei
port, Mr. Combs said Mr. Hep- the home.
pner of Cedar Rd. grabbed him Statements from the vict
from behind and slammed his and a witness supported tl
head into the truck window. version of events, Deputy P
After being turned loose, Mr. rick McGauley's report states
Combs said he left the park, The case was also reported
was followed by a number of ve- DCF because of the juvenile
hides, cornered near N. 4th St. involvement.
and ran into a truck as it tried A charge was filed agai
to block him. He also called his Abby Dupree, 22, of S. GI
cousin to meet him at the conve- Ave. for allegedly violation,
nience store. court-ordered domestic violet
Mr. Combs was arrested for injunction by following Ar
domestic battery and aggravated Rhoden, also 22, of Glen
assault. A battery charge was Mary in traffic.
also filed against Mr. Heppner.


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Women win '08 leadership award
Six delegates from the Macclenny Women's Club attended the Florida Federation
of Women's Clubs' 113th Annual Convention in Orlando May 16-19. The delegates
were thrilled to have their club named the winner of one offive 2008 Lois B. Perkins
Leadership Achievement Awards given statewide. The award is very prestigious with-
in the organization and is based on points scoredfor meeting attendance, program
participation and involvement in all six federated club categories which include art,
education, international affairs, conservation, homeLife and public affairs. The la-
dies enjoyed the convention's busy daily activities and particularly dressing up each
evening for dinner. Left: Lane Altom, Frances Frost, Cheryl Lunn (holding club's
award trophy), Mary Finley, Marilyn Hodges and club president Trilby Crews:
PHTro COURTESY OF TH. MACCLENNY WOMAN'S CLUB


Pistol rifles are takenfrom residences

One pistol valued at $200 and detox facility before Mr. Bell Donald's on South 6th St. Ma
four rifles valued at $800 turned returned home and was trans- 29 while she was eating lunch
up missing this past week and ported there under the March- The victim forgot her blacl
police received some leads on man Act. snake-skin wallet containing
where they went. In other theft cases reported drivers license, credit and bani
The missing pistol was re- this past week: cards, and cash in the bathroom
ported May 27 by Eva Raulerson Larry Sigers of Glen St. When she returned after eating
of Sanderson. Three days before, Mary reported the attempted lunch, it was gone.
Ms. Raulerson went out with theft of scrap metal valued at Robert Nichols of Lake Cit
Kyle Harvey, who she said came $10,000 from his property on reported the license tag on hi
to her CR 229 S. home with two SR 121 May 30. The case in still boat trailer stolen May 30. Th
other men, Waylon Harvey arid under investigation. last time the victim recalled see
Bert Baglin, about 3:00 am the Lajoya Evans reported an ing the trailer tag was April 21
next day, according to Deputy unknown person stole her wallet Ocean Pond.
James Marker's report. from the bathroom of the Mc-
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In the second weapons theft,
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against the couple's son Ronald etl f d.tL .
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Macclenny. e e ohq ". eS-'} d
Deputy Patrick McGauley's y~f'' our"
report states that Ms. Bell said
her son pawned a rifle through a
third party who later notified
Ms. Bell of the theft due to
his drug addiction. She said Mr.
Miller also took a bag of jew-
elry that was recovered before it
could be pawned.
Although Mr. Miller first de- i
nied the theft, the report says .
he admitted taking the property
from his mother. And while Ms. ,''
Bell initially said she didn't wish
to press charges against her son,
but rather have him seek drug
treatment, Mr. Bell arrived to
find three other rifles missing
and decided to pursue the grand ..
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, June 5, 2008 Page 8


Bus driver of the year retires after


15 yrs with special Baker students


BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Press Staff
What co-workers will remem-
ber most about Baker County's
2008-09 School Bus Driver of
the Year will be her shoes.
"Everybody teases me about
my shoes," said Pricilla Ray.
"They've been laughing at me
for years, but it's just a thing
with me. My shoes have to match
what I'm wearing."
Because drivers need to wear
sturdy, closed-toe shoes with
some tread for operating the bus,
Ms. Ray developed the habit of
carrying tennis shoes with her
each morning and slipping them
on once she got to the bus garage
to start her route.
Today, her morning route fin-
ished, she is again wearing her
yellow slingbacks with open
toes and little bows that perfect-
ly compliment her uniform yel-
low shirt embroidered in black
and red letters that read Baker
County Transportation on the
left shoulder.
She walks along the long
line of parked buses in the lot
and recollects the past 15 years
- all those mornings and after-
noons spent riding or driving
a school bus. This was her last
year as a bus driver.
Director Gary Pelham walks
up and gives her a big hug which
she reciprocates..She declares
him to be the "best boss in the
world."
"Well, I see the shoes match,
as usual," says Mr. Pelham, who
can't refrain from teasing his


A 17-year-old Glen St. Mary
boy was arrested and booked at
county jail for allegedly pass-
ing off a counterfeit $100 bill-at .
Jones.Grocery south of Sander-
A,.o on Jay,6i, ,1gd attemptng.-
to do so again the next day.
The store's cashier told Dep-
uty Steven Jones Jr. that the
suspect used the fake currency
to make a $35 purchase, but the
crime was not discovered un-
til the nightly count. When the
young man returned the follow-
ing day and attempted to pay for
gas with $40 in counterfeit cash,
the clerk called police, the depu-
ty's report states.
The accused told Deputy
Jones shortly thereafter that he
didn't have any more fake mon-
ey. But upon searching the sus-
pect's truck, the deputy found
$1280 in counterfeit bills printed
on Xerox paper.
In the presence of his mother,
the suspect admitted to using
the counterfeit money the previ-
ous day and attempting to do so


special employee just a little bit.
Ms. Ray started out working
as an aid on the ESE bus, assist-
ing students with special needs.
She helped students get settled in
their seats and assisted in keep-
ing order so the driver could
concentrate on driving. Later,
when she graduated to driving,
she stuck with the same bus. She
never wanted to drive any other.
One thing she wants to make
clear is her appreciation to the
parents of the students she has
transported during her career.
She has greatly valued their on-
going cooperation and under-
standing over the last 15 years.


May 27.
A few hours after being pro-
cessed at the county jail, the
:youth was released into his
parent's custody and authorities
.-noti-fied4uyenile justice,of the
arrest.
The same day a Wal-Mart
employee reported that a un-
known female had used worth-
less checks to purchase mer-
chandise totaling $3059 on May
19 and 21.
The checks were labeled
"Jones & Carter Resalers" of To-
ledo, Ohio and were signed with
the name Mary Carter.
The employee told respond-
ing Deputy Patrick McGauley
that he was contacted by the
store in Yulee about the same fe-
male returning the merchandise
for money shortly after the items
were purchased..
Wal-Mart security cameras
captured an image of the woman
May 21. The case in still under
investigation.


Commission says no...


(from page 1)
the county's emergency services
director, adding that the current
rates were established in 2003.
During its regular meeting,
which followed the workshop
that afternoon, the commission
approved a number of funding
items, including access to $7900
from the purchase of "Choose
Life" license plates in Baker
County to First Coast Women's
Services.
The organization offers fi-
nancial assistance to pregnant
women considering adoption
as an alternative to abortion. "I
wish there was more money in
there," said Mr. Griffis.
Linda Hone, operations direc-
tor for First Coast Women's Ser-
vices, explained that the group
pays housing, utility and food
bills for expectant mothers and
also gives information about the
potential harm, both medically
and emotionally, that terminat-
ing a pregnancy may cause.
"We help get them through
Ithe pregnancy] so they don't
have to make a decision like
that," said Ms. Hone.
Also approved:
A $500 donation to the
Northeast Florida State Hospi-
tal (NEFSH) July 4th fireworks
display.


A $100 donation to the
NEFSH Jeanine L. Harvey
Scholarship Fund.
Adding roughly $20,000
worth of sod work on the Claude
Harvey Rd. paving project to
Earthworks' existing contract
for work on CR 23B.
A $12,632 bid award to Gear
& Wheel Mobile Repair of Mac-
clenny for replacement of an am-
bulance engine.
*.Agreements with the Florida
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for replacing the South' Prong
bridge on CR 125 and resurfac-
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When asked if she has any
special memories, Ms. Ray starts
laughing. One child, it seems, of-
ten gave them a literal "run" for
their money. Sometimes, when
the bus would stop, she'd try her
best to get off.
"We had to watch her closely.
If she got a chance, she'd strip
off her shoes and socks and run
like lightning off the bus," said
Ms. Ray. "I'd have to get off, run
catch her and bring her back."
Such incidents aside, Ms.
Ray says the kids have always
brought something special to her
work experience each and every
day. She will miss them and re-
ally miss her job, but there is one
thing she will definitely not miss
- those very early mornings.
Drivers, it seems, must report to
the bus garage by 6:00 am.
That means getting up even
earlier, especially if you have
your own children to get ready
for school and other responsi-
bilities.
"No more 5:00 am alarms for
me!" she happily declares.


Birthday ribs, doughnuts

make for memorable meal


BY BOB GERARD
Press Staf'
1 love ribs.
Let me state that right off the
bat. There's nothing quite like a
good rack of ribs and juicy sauce
to make me happy. Ribs that
need a lot of napkins and some
sweet tea make me smile.
So when my wife and friends
celebrated my birthday with a
trip to Smoky Bones on Wells
Road just past the Orange Park
Mall, I was a happy fella. I was
even happier when I tasted the
ribs.
There are certain foods that
really have a personality. The
two that stick out in my mind
are spaghetti and ribs. I can eat
steak or chicken just about any-
where and enjoy it. Not true with
spaghetti and ribs. There is some
really bad spaghetti out there
that other people love and some
lousy ribs that people will line up
to taste. It's all about how it fits
your own personal taste buds.
My first taste of Smoky
Bones' pork ribs and 1 knew that
I was home.
Atmosphere-wise, it's a nice
place. There are lots of televi-
sions beaming sporting events
and CNN. It's noisy but not loud,
paneled but not dark. They've
got the ambience just about right
for a rib place.
It's a chain, so it's not going to
have the mom and pop look and
feel like some places I've eaten
when I lived in Texas. I ate in one
hole in the wall rib shack where
the ribs were slapped down on a
couple of slices of white bread.
Yum, that was good. I tried an-
other where instead of a plate
you got a wad of brown paper
towels. No overhead there.
Smoky Bones is a little more
civilized but still really good.
The ribs pork not beef for
my taste buds are glazed with
a sweet honey and tomato based
sauce that is delicious. My wife
prefers mustard sauce, but I like
a sweeter sauce. It isn't spicy,
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Dr. Cardoza hits the floor to demonstrate a back exercise.
PHlOTO BY KEII.rEY LANNIGAN


Stretch, strength


and flexibility keys


to healthy spine


BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Press Staff
James Cardoza, a chiroprac-
tic doctor and personal health
enthusiast, presented an hour-
long program on spine health at
the YMCA recently as part of
the organization's 2008 Spring
Spectacular during, the month
of May. The program, one of
many-health related offerings,
was free to members and the
public alike.
"Everyone loses strength as
they age. There are some very
helpful exercises and stretches
that can keep your spine strong
and flexible," he told attendees.
According to Dr. Cardoza,
who has practiced in Macclenny
since the late 1990s, lower back
pain is the most common ail-
ment that brings patients to his
office. During his talk, he high-
lighted the five key components
of maintaining a healthy spine
which can significantly reduce
lower back pain.
Endurance-ability: the abil-
ity to perform repeated tasks
without fatigue. This is main-
tained by aerobic exercise 3-4
times per week for 30 minutes.
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ity to exert power to complete
a task. Exercises required to
achieve this are squats, leg lung-
.es and abdominal crunches.
Flexibility: the ability to
move through a range of motion.
Stretches required are hip to an-
kle, hamstring stretch, pirifor-
;mis, (lying on back, ankle across
,knee and raising chest complex
;off floor) hip flexors, quadri-
:cept stretch and ITB, a standing
stretch with one leg crossed over
other and leaning to the side.
Maintaining proper posture:


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"Oklahoma!" by Richard
Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein
II will be presented by Lake City
Community College June 19-22.
Director Bob Gerard, acting
and theater instructor, is assisted
by Jennifer Wingate, daughter of
the musical director. The musi-
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and Harry Wuest, both employed
at LCCC, and accompanied by
Frances Skoglund. Dance cho-
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exercises are helpful for posture,
too. Stand with head back, chest
out, abs tight, feet shoulder apart
and knees slightly bent. Target
exercises are waxing, wall an-
gels and isometric abs.
Proper hydration: dehydra-
tion leads to chronic problems
with joint pain, constipation, fa-
tigue, stomach ailments, respira-
tory ailments and blood pressure
difficulties. The body is 75 per-
cent water and uses about two
liters daily in normal activity.
Not shy in the least, the 6-
foot plus Dr. Cardoza didn't
hesitate to plop to the floor or
straddle the wall to demonstrate
the proper way to perform exer-
cises. Attendees got a particu-
lar kick out of the Dr.'s "form"
when executing a wall angel or
periformis. Participants found
that the waxing exercises (mov-
ing hands in a repeated circular
motion as if waxing a table top
while elbows remain at sides) re-
ally helped relieve tension from
shoulders.
"The human body was de-
signed for movement, so engag-
ing in movement is vital," said
Dr. Cardoza.
The good doctor practices
what he preaches. He's an avid
runner, swimmer, cyclist and
competitor in athletic mara-
thons.
"We sit at desks working on
computers for hours a day. Our
backs simply weren't designed
to do that," he says.
Dr. Cardoza stresses the need
to apply ice if you over-do it and
experience lower back pain.
"Remember to apply ice for
20-30 minutes and decrease
heavy lifting or exertion," he
said.


Tucker Thrift would like to an-
nounce the birth of his sister,
Tara Lyn Thrift, born to Jody
Paul and Sabrina Thrift of
Macclenny. Tara was born on
April 15, 2008 at St. Vincent's
Medical Center, weighing 7 lbs,
11 oz. The proud grandparents
are Phil and Teri Davis of Hill-
iard, Judy and Kevin Stephens
of Vero Beach, and Joey and
Bebe Thrift of Macclenny.
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Mr. and Mrs. Watson

MariedonMay 31
Alison Tomlin and Lee Wat-
son were married on May 31 at
the home of Buddy and Barbara
Tomlin in Macclenny.
The bride is a former Mac-
clenny resident, and has been
employed by Wachovia for six
years. She will graduate from
Jacksonville University in 2008
with a marketing degree.
The groom is a Jacksonville
native and served five years in
the Marine Corps. He recently
graduated at the top of his class
from the University of North
Florida with a degree in electri-
cal engineering.



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Couple celebrates

50th anniversary
Carolyn and Edwin "Junior"
Higginbotham of Maxville were
married 50 years ago on May
30, 1958 in Macclenny.
The couple had a daughter
Della Higginbotham of Maxville
and son Woody Higginbotham,
now deceased. Grandchildren
include Edwin and Hope Hig-
ginbotham, both of Maxville,
and Robert Higginbotham of
New York. Great-grandchildren
are Alex and E.J. Higginbotham
of Maxville.
The couple celebrated the
historic day with family at their
home, and are planning a cruise
to Hawaii.

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On behalf of the people enjoy-
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dances would not be possible
without use of their facility.
A very special thanks to Trilby
Crews and Cheryl Lund [the club
president and vice-president] for
their efforts, encouragement and
support.
Thursday night attendance has
been excellent, and participant
feedback very positive. The floor
is great for dancing, the music is
superb and the atmosphere re-
laxed and inviting. It is exciting
to experience such an event in,
Macclenny.
We invite and encourage
the people of Baker County to
join us at the Woman's Club on
Thursday nights at 7:00 for danc-
ing, fellowship, good music and
lots of fun!
Marsha Williams
Nancy Roberson
Macclenny

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May 29, complete with a cake
and unexpected visitors from the
First Coast Shag Club in Jack-
sonville and the Friday Night
Dance Club in Orange Park.
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while a conga line formed in cel-
ebration of Ms. Williams' special
night.
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(bituaries
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Mrs. Cooper dies,

was floral designer
Charlotte Redd Cooper, 74,
lovely mother of four and faith-
ful wife to Richard M. Coo-
per for 56 years, died May 29,
2008.
Charlotte graduated from
Robert E. Lee High School in
1951. She studied and obtained
a degree in floral design compo-
sition from Chicago's American
Floral Art School.
After raising her family, she
founded Prestige Floral Supply
to display her enormous talents
around south Georgia and north
Florida for many years before
retirement.
Her love for God was her top
priority. She was an active mem-
ber of Blanding Blvd. Baptist
Church in Jacksonville her en-
tire life before moving to Mac-
clenny 10 years ago. Charlotte
loved living in Macclenny for
the peace, serenity and 'close-
ness of the community. There
she resumed her worship of the
Lord at Calvary Baptist Church.
Her love for the Lord and pas-
sion for floral design manifested
itself in floral arrangements for
the services at the church as a
testament to her devotion to our
most loving God.
She was predeceased by sis-
ter Anna Jean Suttles. Survivors
include her husband; children
Cheryl Stripling (George) of Port
St. Lucie, Nancy Smith (Don)
of Fort White, Wayne Cooper
of Jacksonville and Susan Bed-
narski of San Diego; sister Betty
Redd; nine grandchildren and
four great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was held
Monday, June 2 at 11:00 am at
her church in Macclenny with
Pastor Donnie Williams offi-
ciating. Interment followed at
Miaedobnia Cfimetery. The' ir-
rangements were by V. Todd
Ferreira Funeral Services.


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In Loving Memory
of
Launa Bree Monds
6/2/06-1/18/08


Happy Birthday, Launa Bree.
You would be two years old! Oh
how we miss you. Every day we
think of you. You will be in our
hearts forever. We love you so
much, baby.
LOVE FOREVER,
MOMMY, DADDY AND SISSY

St. Peters Anglican Fellowship
Budder Mathis House a Glen St. Mary
259-3818
Sunday School 9:00 am
Sunday Service 10:00 am


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


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


ThelmaJones,

71, dies May 27
Thelma Jane Watson Jones,
71, died at her Baldwin home
May 27, 2008. Mrs. Jones was
born December 20, 1936 in
Lakeland, GA, the daughter of
Ernest D. Watson and the former
Iris Browning.
Survivors include sons Nor-
man, Bryan, Richard and Jo-
seph; sisters Doris Green and
Joann Watson; brother Laverne
Watson; eight grandchildren and
seven great-grandchildren.
The graveside service was
held at 10:00 am Friday, May
30, at Manntown Cemetery in
Baker County with Brother Jed
Carnes officiating. Arrange-
ments by Prestwood Funeral
Home.

Fred Maddixjr.,

80, diesJune 2nd
Fred. D. "Buddy-Screek"
Maddix Jr., 80, ofAshland, KY,
formerly of Glen St. Mary, died
Monday June 2, 2008. He was
preceded in death by his wife
Fern Barker Maddix.
Survivors include daughters
Billie Belinda Cowart of Mat-
thews, NC and Rebecca Lee
DeMarco of Norfolk, VA; one
granddaughter and one great-
granddaughter.
The funeral service will
be at 2:00 pm Saturday, June
7, at Miller Funeral Home in
Ashland, KY. Friends may call
from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm Fri-
day at the funeral home. In lieu
of flowers contributions maybe
made to Thru the Bible Radio
Ministry with J. Vernon McGee,
P.O. Box 7100 Pasadena CA
91109-7100.
In Loving Memory
of
Tony Hall
9/23/80-6/5/99
Some days it seems like it was
only yesterday. instead of nine
long years. since I've seen your
big grin and beautiful face.
Other days it seems like it has
been even longer. I think of you
every day, and love you and
miss you more than words can
describe. My consolation is
knowing I will see you again in
Heaven.
LOVE,
MAMA

MACCLENNY
CHURCH OF CHRIST
573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am
Fellowship 10:30 am-11:00 am
Worship Services
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Omie Wilhite,

91, of Macclenny
Mrs. Omie Katherine Wilhite,
91, died May 20, 2008 at Wells
Nursing Home where she had
been a resident since January,
2000. She was born in Alamo,
GA to Wesley M and Annie E
Oliver, on May 29, 1916. She
had 12 siblings, leaving just one
survivor, a 99-year-old sister in
a nursing home in Ga. She had
been a long-time resident of
Jacksonville before coming to
Wells Nursing Home. She was a
member of the Church of Christ,
and enjoyed sewing, cooking
and reading her Bible. She loved
having babies around and would
babysit at any time.
Mrs. Whilhite was preceded
in death by first husband Curtis
Lee McAlum; second husband
Major Claude Wilhite (Jack);
daughter Sulvia Annie Ashton,
son Ernest Eugene McAlum
(KIA in Vietnam in 1966),
granddaughter Donna McAlum,
and great-grandson William
(Seab) Rhoden.
Survivors include daugh-
ter Mildred Juanita Dobson
(Don), of Olustee, son Oscar
Allen McAlum of Thomaston,
GA, son-in-law David Ashton
(Dave), 17 grandchildren, nu-
merous great-grandchildren and
numerous great-great-grandchil-
dren.
Mrs. Wilhite was cared for
by a great staff at Wells Nurs-
ing Home and they called her
Granny Omie. She also had a
granddaughter and great-grand-
daughter employed by the hos-
pital and nursing home who
faithfully cared for her, Teri and
Blair Rhoden.
The graveside service was
held at 2:00 pm at Riverside
Memorial' Park in Jacksonville.
Sheriff Joey Dobson conduct-
ed the service and the family
would like to thank him for the
fine eulogy. Arrangements were
by Hardage-Giddens Funeral
Home in Jacksonville.

Mt. Zion N.C.

Methodist Church
121 North t 259-4461
S Macclenny, FL
Pastor Tim Cheshire
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 7:00 pm







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


John Waits, 65,

Baldwin resident
John Lewis Waits, 65, of
Baldwin died May 29, 2008.
Mr. Waits was born in Shelby
County, Kentucky to the late
Ben Waits and Josephine Green
Waits on December 23, 1942.
He was a loving father and
grandfather, as well as a friend
to many.
Mr. Waits worked at the Bak-
er County courthouse and was
known for driving around town
in his little red Cushman car. He
will be dearly missed. He was
predeceased by daughter John-
nie Lynn Bowers.
Survivors include children
Matthew Waits (Ann) of Jack-
sonville, Kevin Waits of Bald-
win; grandchildren James Waits,
Stephanie Bowers, Daniel Bow-
ers, Rachael Bowers and Kelsey
Bowers, all of Baldwin; Chase
Waits, Gracie Waits and Slade
Waits of Jacksonville and sister
Helen Waits of Kentucky.
The arrangements were by V.
Todd Ferreira Funeral Services.


in Loving iiemory
of
Jessalyn Miranda
Combs
1/22/88-6/3/07


Sad hearts that love you. si-
lent tears always fall. Living
our lives without you, Jessalyn,
is the hardest part of all. The
hands of time keep turning, one
year has slipped away. For those
who truly love you, it seems like
yesterday. Your resting place we
visit, and talk to you with care.
No one knows the heartache as
we turn and leave you there. Our
hearts break into pieces, more
than anyone will ever know. We
hold you dear in our hearts, and
will never let you go.
DEEPLY MISSED, LOVED SO MUCH,
MELISSA AND MICHAEL

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8:00 am-1:00 pm at Jonesville
Park.
Come let us wash your ve-
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Jesus: The Way, The Truth and The Life
Sunday School 10:00 A.M. Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 PM.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 A.M. Wed. Eve. Worship 7:30 PM.
Pastor Rev. Shannon Conner
North 6th Street Macclenny 259-3500



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Sunday Night Service 6 00 pm


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Pastor Donnie E. Williams ** 259-4529


In Loving Memory
of
Jessalyn Miranda
Combs
1/22/88-6/3/07
I was only nine when I found out that
my sister had died in a car crash and it
made me sad. And now all I can think
about is that oh, dear sister, I wish you
were here because I want to see you
very badly. That is all I think about so
dear sister, please come back!
WE LOVE AND MISS YOU,
TAYLOR, DYLAN AND MALEIGH


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First Baptist Church of
Sanderson invites all children
who have finished pre-school
through the sixth grade to attend
Vacation Bible School June 8th
through June 13th, from 6:00
pm-8:30 pm. This year's theme
is "Cactus Canyon."
Transportation will be pro-
vided by the church van. Dinner
provided nightly.


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We miss you so much!l
With lovi from your friends
11ig always, mro
Htaleigh. Carson & Camron


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MACCLENNY

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Wednesday 7:00 pm
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"A Beacon to Sunday School 9:45 AM
Baker County" Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 AM
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 PM
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM
259-6977
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Perry Hays, Associate Pastor


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In Loving Memory
of
Jessalyn Miranda
Combs
1/22/88-6/3/07

We were going to visitfriends, Mom,
and I remembered what you said. You
told me not to drink and drive, so I had
Dr. Pepper instead.
Ifelt so proud inside. Daddy, the way
you said I would. Even though some
other friends told me that I should.
I know I did the right thing, Mom.
As usual, you were right. We decided to
ride around on a hot, Macclenny night.
As we got into Angelica's car, I knew
I'd get home in one piece because of the
way you raised me, to be responsible
and sweet.
We started to drive away, as we
traveled down that road, the other guy
didn't see us and hit us like a load.
I lay there on the pavement, and I
heard the trooper say, "The other guy
was drunk", now I'm the one to pay.
I'm laying here dying, Mom, I wish
you'd get here soon. How come this
happened to me, Daddy? My life burst-
ed like a balloon.
There's blood all around us, most of
it is mine. I hear the paramedics say,
"It's just a matter of time."
He didn't know where he was going,
Mom. He was probably just as scared
as I. There's one big difference though,
he's going to live, and I'll be the one
to die.
Why do people drink and drive,
Mom? It can ruin your whole life. I'm
feeling sharp pains now, just like a
burning knife.
The man who just hit us is walking
and yet it doesn't seem quite fair. I'm
lying here dying and he's the one im-
paired.
Tell my brothers not to cry, Mom.
Tell Dad to be brave. For when I get to
Heaven get Derrall to tend my grave.
Someone should have told him
Mom, not to drink and drive. If they'd
often took the time, maybe I'd still be
Live.
. i My breath.,is. growing short, I'm
becoming very scared. Tell my friends
to visit often and to keep hanging in
there!
I have one last question Mom, be-
fore I say "Good-bye" I didn't even
drink tonight, so why am I the one to
die?
This is the end, Mom and Dad,
I wish I could look you in the eye to
say these final words, "I love you and
please don't drink and drive!"
LOVE,
YOUR FAMILY


II ,U


In Loving Memory
of
Jessalyn Miranda
Combs
1/22/88-6/3/07

You're home in Heaven peacefully at
rest. God broke my .heart to prove He
takes the best. I'll always love and
miss you until the end of time. Of all
the friends in the world I'm so proud
you're mine. I know you're up in Heav-
en, looking down at all of us. To know
you like I do, you wouldn't want a fuss.
It's just so hard without you, not seeing
you everyday. To lose someone so close
and dear, it took my heart away.
LOVE,
JAMIE LEE


of
Jessalyn Mirand
1/22/88-6/3

Midnight stars are burni
not far away. That's wh
my Jesse, one year ago to
I'll always wonder "why?
keep in touch with a best
so dearly and miss so very
get used to losing you no
I try. I'll never stop lovin,
never say "Good-bye."


In Loving Me
of
Jessalyn Mirand
1/22/88-6/3

A very special person, a
face. Someone I love so
never replace. Always a be
so thoughtful and kind.
special memories only yo
left behind.




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Allen s say thanks
The family of Maebrooks P.
Allen would like to thank the
First United Methodist Church
and Christian Fellowship Tem-
ple for their ministering, teach-
ing, comforting, praying, gen-
S tleness, kindness, love, cooking,
"'I cleaning, prepping and waiting
S on our family.
emoryThanks also to Todd Ferreira
Funeral Services for the awe-
some work they did with the
a Combs picture video tribute and the way
/07 they made our loved one look so
free and peaceful.
ing in Taylor, Thank you Susan Harris for
ere they laid all the time you gave our loved
'day. It's there one with the hair specialties she
friend I love required. The Sheriff's Office,
,much. Can't Council on Aging, Heartland
matter what Hospice and Sheriff Joey Dob-
g you and I'll son, who helped gather up the
LOVE, pallbearers and escorts.
ANsGEICA Thank you to the E.R. per-
sonnel, the pallbearers, visiting
physicians, Meals on Wheels,
Fire and Rescue, Jay's Medical
Supplies, our friends, neighbors,
relatives, and brothers and sis-
ters in Christ.
To all who helped me care for
my grandmother, each one of
you were very special to her and
me. All who gave their time in
seeing my grandma off into the
emory Heavens where she is at peace
and free and forever more brand
new and with her family, espe-
a Combs cially her Daddy and Mother,
/07 who she looked for so hard these
past two years.
Very special I thank each and every one of
nuch and can you very much. May God bless
eautifid smile, each and every one. And for al-
These are the
u could have lowing my brother to attend my
grandma's whole departure and
ceremonies. God bless ya'll.
LOVE, I will miss you very much.
MICAEL ANN Good-bye, my grandmother.
IUntil we meet again...


I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH,
JOHN ALLEN ROYAL AND FAMILY


In Loving Memory
of Betty Gene Cox
Raulerson
11/6/50-6/2/07


God looked around His garden and He
found an empty place. He then looked
down upon the earth and saw your tired
face. He put His arms around you and
lifted you to rest. God's garden must be
beautiful. He always takes the best. He
knew that you were suffering, He knew
you were in pain. He knew that you
would never get well on Earth again.
He saw that the road was getting rough,
and the hills were hard to clihb. So He
closed your weary eyelids, and whis-
pered "Peace be thine." It broke our
hearts to lose you, but you didn't go
alone. For part of us went with you, the
day God called you home.
LOVE,
YOUR CHILDREN AND FAMILY,


DINKINS NEW
CONCREGATIONAL '
METHODIST CHLIRCH
CR'i 1)7 N oi Sirimdaonu
S.~(1ulti, School 10.00 am
Sunday) MiAomiinq Srvice I I '(I iam
SIJld\v i .Nlhl 'ii Itn ( 6 001 pm
\ed NilI uI SC'ice 7 ',0 pin
Where Everyone is Somebody and
Jesus is the Leader
E\'ELk ONE \'ELCOME'
Pastor Rev. Ernie Terrell


23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.

Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Services 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting 7:00 pm

Pastor J. C. Lauramore Welcomes All


Come and magnify the Lord and worship with us

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





Legal Notrices


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners of Baker County, Florida, will
conduct a public hearing and adoption of the pro-
posed Ordinance whose title herein after appears,
to be heard Monday, June 16, 2008 commencing
at 6:00 pm, at 55 North Third Street, Macclenny,
Florida 32063. A copy of the proposed Ordinance
may be inspected by any member of the public at
the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the
Baker County Courthouse in Mac'clenny, Florida.
On the date above mentioned, all interested par-
ties may appear and be heard with respect to this
proposed ordinance.
ORDINANCE NO. 2008-XX
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA,
RELATING TO THE ADOPTION OF A NON-AD
VALOREM TAX ASSESSMENT FOR EMERGENCY
MEDICAL SERVICES; PROVIDING DEFINITIONS;
ESTABLISHING A PURPOSE; DETERMINING FIND-
INGS OF BENEFIT; ESTABLISHING APPLICABIL-
ITY; PROVIDING FOR AN ALTERNATIVE METHOD;
ESTABLISHING AND PROVIDING FOR GENERAL
AUTHORITY; PROVIDING FOR DETERMINATION
OF EMERGENCY SERVICES COST; PROVIDING
FOR APPORTIONMENT; PROVIDING FOR EXEMP-
TIONS FROM ASSESSMENT; PROVIDING FOR A
PRELIMINARY RATE RESOLUTION; PROVIDING
NOTICE; PROVIDING FOR AN ANNUAL RATE
RESOLUTION; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF
ADDENDUM; PROVIDING FOR LIEN OF TAX AS-
SEESSMENT; PROVIDING FOR PROCEDURAL
IRREGULARITIES; PROVIDING FOR CORRECTION
OF ERRORS AND COMMISSIONS; PROVIDING FOR
INTERIM TAX ASSESSMENTS; PROVIDING FOR A
PROCEDURE FOR INDIGENCY RELIEF; PROVID-
ING FOR THE LEVY OF TAX ASSESSMENT WITHIN
MUNICIPALITIES; PROVIDING FOR A METHOD OF
COLLECTION; PROVIDING FOR THE ESTABLISH-
MENT OF A SEPARATE ACCOUNT; AND PROVID-
ING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
6/5-6/11


JunJI '6 at 7:00

June 6 at 7:00 pm


and The Gahdy Brothers


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners of Baker County, Florida, will
conduct a public hearing and adoption of the pro-
posed Ordinance whose title herein after appears,
to be heard Monday, June 16, 2008 commencing
at 6:00 pm, at 55 North Third Street, Macclenny,
Florida 32063. A copy of the proposed Ordinance
may be inspected by any member of the public at
the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the
Baker County Courthouse in Macclenny, Florida.
On the date above mentioned, all interested par-
ties may appear and be heard with respect to this
proposed ordinance.
ORDINANCE NO. 2008-20
A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OFCOUNTY
COMMISSIONERS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA,
ADJUSTING THE SPECIAL ASSESSMENT FOR
FIRE PROTECTION IMPOSED BY ORDINANCE
1987-5, AS AMENDED BY ORDINANCE NUMBER
1988-4.
6/5-6/11
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners of Baker County, Florida, will
conduct a public hearing and adoption of the pro-
posed Ordinance whose title herein after appears,
to be heard Monday, June 16, 2008 commencing
at 6:00 pm, at 55 North Third Street, Macclenny,
Florida 32063. A copy of the proposed Ordinance
may be inspected by any member of the public at
the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the
Baker County Courthouse in Macclenny, Florida.
On the date above mentioned, all interested par-
ties may appear and be heard with respect to this
proposed ordinance.
ORDINANCE NO. 2008-19
A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA,
ADJUSTING THE SPECIAL ASSESSMENT FOR
SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT IMPOSED BY OR-
DINANCE 1987-6, AS AMENDED BY ORDINANCE
NUMBER 1988-5..
-*8/5-6/11 51 '1,7 -u5iri5Sn.,
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners of Baker County, Florida, will
conduct a public hearing and adoption of the pro-
posed Ordinance whose title herein after appears,
to be heard Monday, June 16, 2008 commencing
at 6:00 pm, at 55 North Third Street, Macclenny,
Florida 32063. A copy of the proposed Ordinance
may be inspected by any member of the public at
the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the
Baker County Courthouse in Macclenny, Florida.
On the date above mentioned, all interested par-
ties may appear and be heard with respect to this
proposed ordinance.
ORDINANCE NO. 2008-
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA,
ADOPTING A MUNICIPAL SERVICE TAXING UNIT
FOR THE MACCLENNY SOUTH SUBDIVISION;
PROVIDING AUTHORIZATION FOR SPECIAL AS-
SESSMENTS AND COLLECTION OF SAME; PRO-
VIDING FOR RECORDATION AND ENFORCEMENT
OF LIENS ON ASSESSED PROPERTY; PROVIDING
FOR THE EXPENDITURE OF REVENUE; PROVID-
ING FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE
FUNDS; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ORDI-
NANCES INCONSISTENT WITH THIS ARTICLE;
PROVIDING DIRECTIONS TO THE CODIFIER,
PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
6/5-6/11
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
Notice Is hereby given that the Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners of Baker County, Florida, will
conduct a public hearing and adoption of the pro-
posed Ordinance whose title herein after appears,
to be heard Monday, June 16, 2008 commencing
at 6:00 pm, at 55 North Third Street, Macclenny,
Florida 32063. A copy of the proposed Ordinance
may be inspected by any member of the public at
the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the
Baker County Courthouse in Macclenny, Florida.
On the date above mentioned, all interested par-
ties may appear and be heard with respect to this
proposed ordinance.
ORDINANCE NO. 2008-
AN ORDINANCE OF THE'BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA,
REPEALING ORDINANCE 2002-13 REGARDING
LICENSING AND REGULATIONS FOR TEMPORARY
BUSINESSES AND PEDDLERS; CREATING DEFINI-
TIONS, REQUIRING TEMPORARY PERMITS; ES-
TABLISHING AN APPLICATION FOR TEMPORARY
PERMITS; PROVIDING AN EXAMINATION AND
APPROVAL PROCESS FOR PERMITS; REQUIR-
ING FACILITIES AT SALES SITE; REQUIRING
COMPLIANCE WITH FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF
MOTOR VEHICLES REQUIREMENTS; PROHIBIT-
ING CERTAIN ACTIVITIES; REGULATING SIGNAGE;
REQUIRING COMPLIANCE WITH ALL OTHER
APPLICABLE LAWS; LIMITING TENTS; LIMITING
APPLICATION PERIOD FOR PERMITS; PROVIDING
FOR PERMIT FEE; PROVIDING FOR AN APPEAL
PROCESS; PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES; PROVID-
ING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
6/5-6/11
HIGGINBOTHAM'S TOWING & RECOVERY
P.O. BOX 1120, US 90 WEST
GLEN ST. MARY, FL. 32040-1120
Phone (904) 259-4375 FAX (904) 259-6146
The following vehicle will be sold at public
auction June 20, 2008 at 10;00 am, at Higginbo-
tham's Towing & Recovery, US 90 West, Glen St.
Mary, FL. 32040.
1992 ISUZU PICK-UP
VIN# 4SICL11L6N4219976
6/5
HIGGINBOTHAM'S TOWING & RECOVERY
P.O. BOX 1120, US 90 WEST
GLEN ST. MARY, FL, 32040-1120
Phone (904) 259-4375 FAX (904) 259-6146
The following vehicle will be sold at public
auction June 20, 2008 at 10:00 am, at Higginbo-
tham's Towing & Recovery, US 90 West, Glen St.
Mary, FL. 32040.
1983 CHEVROLET PICK-UP
VIN# 1GCBS14B3D2140641
6/5


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70e2come
First Baptist Church

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


One Family Serving Another
V Todd, Amber, Emma & Ellie Ferreira

Now offering the Provisional Design Pre-arrangement Program

Grief Support Group, 1 st Tuesday of the Month, 10:00 am
Mae White, Coordinator

250 North Lowder St., Macclenny 259-5700


ineKoaa tO Laivai
'Y
Corner of Madison & Stoddard
Glen St. Mary
Pastor: Tommy Anderson
Phone: 904-259-2213
Sunday School: ......... 10:00 un.
Sunday Morninu Service 11:00 un.
Sunda Evenin.0
Service ... 6:00 p-ni.
'Wednesday Niuht ........ 7:30 p.m.
riday Night Service ......7:30 p.m.








THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, June 5, 2008 Page 12


Locals to compete for world



and state barrel racing titles


Three local horsewomen will
be competing in the Youth World
Barrel Racing Finals in July in
Jackson, Mississippi. BCHS
ninth graders Rachel Farnesi
and Chelsea Crews and sixth
grader Sarah Farnesi have won
their way through to the finals
of the National Barrel Horse
Association based on points col-
lected in other races.
Rachel Farnesi has been
racing five years and has won
$6000 in prize money. This past
year she took first place in the
junior division, first in Union
County and first in the NBHA
2nd division. She was third at the
NBHA Shamrock Showdown
and 16th out of 650 riders over-
all. She will be taking part in
the Youth World Finals for the
third straight year. Rachel rides
a horse named Charlie.
Little sister Sarah placed
fourth in the third division and
first in the fourth division at
NBHA and will be going to the
Youth World Finals for the third
year.
Chelsea Crews, the 15-year-
old daughter of Gordon and
Marcheta Crews, has also had
a very successful year, compil-
ing enough points to qualify for
finals. She rides a horse named
Jack.
Cathy Hooper, Jessi Bales,
Devon Norman and Amberly
Home will be competing at the
state finals in Kissimmee, June
12-15.
All four have qualified by
earning points at the NBHA
sanctioned events. They will
compete in the open division as
well as age groups. Home and
Norman are both first-year com-
petitors and will be in the Youth
Division.
Bales is in the Teen Division.
She has been riding horses since
she was two years old.
Hooper will also be compet-
ing in the Senior Division.
Top left is Jessi Bales, Chelsea Crews,
Rachel Farnesi, Devon Norman, and
Amberly Home.


Jaguars show Baker

BY CHUCK NICHOLS
Special to The Press
Seven boys from Baker County spent
their first day of summer vacation with the
Jacksonville Jaguars, improving their foot-
ball skills and learning what it takes to suc-
ceed in the NFL.
Landon Mitchell, Josh Allen, Josh
Nichols, Grason Cain, Jonathan Lamb,
Deangelo (Bear) Thomas and Joseph (Tuck)
McCray attended the 2008 Mike Peterson
Bring It football camp at Ribault Senior
High in Jacksonville on May 31.
The camp stressed football fundamentals,
techniques and the importance of school to
over 250 participants. More than 20 NFL
coaches and players were on hand, includ-
ing Jaguar head coach Jack Del Rio, line-
backers Mike Peterson and Daryl Smith,
cornerback Rashean Mathis, wide receiver
Dennis Northcutt, safety Reggie Nelson,
cornerback Scott Starks, running back
Adrian Peterson and others.
The local boys, who have collective-
ly racked up more than 20 seasons in the Landon
Baker County Touchdown League, heard of the Ja
Coach Del Rio open the camp by
discussing the importance of effort,
attention and teamwork.
Then the work began as campers
were put through a series of drills,
training and one-on-one competi-
tion. During the lunch break, Mike
Peterson and Rashean Mathis spoke
about staying in school, making
good. grades, listening skills and
faith.
Despite the 94 degree heat, the
Baker County youths kept a high
level of effort, and had a lot of fun. v TAruL
"My favorite thing was meeting
the players, the other kids and talk-
ing with the pros about technique
and the importance of grades,"
remarked Josh Nichols. The boys
hope to attend the camp again next
year.
Participants got a camp shirt, Camp parlicipan
lunch, goodie bag and autographed Nichols, Landon
photos of Mike Peterson. The linebacker Mike
rewards were well-deserved by


boys howits done


these young men, who got an
start to their summer vacation.


early and fruitful


Mitchell (right) gets off the line while Tony Pashos
Iguars looks on.
Photo courtesy of Chuck Nichols


Suns in 2nd


place, home


stand soon
If you haven't been to a
Jacksonville Suns game this
year, this might be a good time
to go. The Suns are currently
in second place in the South
Division of the Southern League
behind streaking Birmingham.
The Suns have not been playing
bad ball lately; it's just that the
Barons are playing out of their
skin.
The Suns split with the Mobile
Bay Bears over the weekend.
The big news was the promotion
of Suns ace, Clayton Kershaw.
The pitcher was called up by
parent club the LA Dodgers over
the weekend.
The Suns are on the road this
weekend, but will return to the
friendly confines of the Baseball
Grounds on the June 11 for a
five game homestead against
Huntsville. It should be a great
series. Huntsville is currently
tied for first place in the North
Division.
There are some fun promo-
tions for the series. The first
1000 fans to the park on June
11 receive a photoball of Hall
of Famer Tom Seaver. Thursday
is Throwdown Thursday and on
Friday it's Halloween in July.
Come dressed up in your favor-
ite Halloween costume.
On Saturday, there's a give-
away of a Jon Meloan bobble-
head. The Suns closer is pic-
tured in an action pose. Sunday
features a playable glove for the
first 1500 kids.
Call 358-2846 for ticket
information.

Booster clubmeeting
The Wildcat football booster
club will be holding their next
meeting on Monday, June 9 at
the BCHS at 6:30 pm.
They will be electing 2008
officers. All members and any-
one interested in knowing more
about joining the booster club
should attend.
Please call Fred Munson at
259-6514 with any questions.

Fishing derby
In celebration of National
Fishing Week, the Osceola Na-
tional Forest will be hosting the
Annual Osceola Kids Fishing
Derby.
The event will be held Satur-
day, June 7. Pre-registered indi-
viduals will meet at the ranger
district office in Olustee at 9:00
am, and it is free to children 3-12
years of age.
All bait and equipment must
be supplied by the participant.
To enter your child or for
more, information, please call
386-752-0147.

Thankyoufrom

WestsideEementary
We would like to take this op-
portunity to express our appre-
ciation to our families, friends,
and community for the support,
encouragement, and dedication
to our faculty, staff and students
during the 2007-2008 school
year. We have ended the school
year on a happy note with out-
standing school-wide growth in
reading and mathematics.
On May 2, we hosted a third
grade FCAT carnival celebration
to recognize the hard work of our
third graders in preparing for and
taking the FCAT test. The carni-
val included food, games, prizes,
and two Moon Walks. We were
able to have two Moon Walks
due to the generosity of The Pit
Stop in Glen St. Mary. Thank
you for your support.
SINCERELY, PRINCIPAL BROWN,
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL TARTE


IO4CQ Your Health
0 By Joseph Ruis
B.S ATCL, CSCS, PES
. ..... .. .. .... . ............ ...........* * ....
In this week's article, we focus on the subject of nutrient timing and
how it can aid in your weight loss efforts.
Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary defines timing as "the ability to
select the precise moment for doing something for optimum effect." Just
imagine how successful you could be by doing things at the precise mo-
ment necessary to achieve the optimum effect. Although knowing the ex-
act moment for everything is obviously impossible, there are a few areas
in life that we do know.
One of them is the way our eating patterns affect the body's ability to
maximize its metabolism. Imagine your metabo-
lism as a furnace. If we consistently feed the fur-
nace appropriately, the flame stays strong and can
serve its intended purpose. However, if we go for
long periods of time without feeding the furnace it
slowly begins to diminish in size and in strength.
This scenario is comparable to going through- .
out the entire day without eating and suddenly ""
consuming a large meal. Think for a moment about
what happens to a furnace or fire when the flame
dies down and begins to barely smolder. Then go
a step further by considering what happens when
the flame, or your metabolism, is suddenly bom-
barded by massive amounts of resources. Jess Ruin
The sudden impact of an abundance of re-
sources would challenge the furnace's ability to completely make use of
them. Our metabolism responds similarly when going from a fasting state
to a state of abundance. Since the body is in a weakened or decreased
state, it chooses self-preservation, which results in most of those resourc-
es being stored as body fat. Our bodies are amazingly resilient and pos-
sess an enormous potential for growth. This can obviously be both a good
and negative thing.
My suggestion is if you are looking to maximize your metabolism, then
start by incorporating small, yet frequent meals (4 to 6) into your nutrition
and fitness plan. Keep the analogy of the furnace, or a fire, in your mindto
help understand the importance of eating consistently throughout the day.
Unless your goal is to maximize your waist size, plan ahead so there.are no
excuses for being able to eat at regular intervals throughout the day. :-
The information provided in this article is intended'for informnatoal
purposes only and is not intended as a prescription for diet or exercise.
Always consult with your physician before altering your diet or beginning
any exercise program. .
(The writer is the owner of IrierG Fitness,iGO in Macclenry. He holds a
bachelor's degree from the University of Central Florida..He.is a nationally
certified athletic trainer, a licensed health professional, certified strength
and conditioning specialist and a performance qnhanceiient specialist
For more information contact Joseph via mail at jruis@innerGfitnss:
comn



College series turns last


resort into entertaining


weekend for sports fan


Watching sports on television
this weekend no surprise
there since I tend to do that most
weekends. It was what I was
watching that
kind of came as FAT
a surprise.
Soccer is over
for a while and Bob


I haven't got-
ten inspired by
the Stanley Cup playoffs or the
NBA playoffs. Instead, I tuned
into ESPN's coverage of the
college softball World Series.
At first it was going to be
sort of a time waster, but then I
got hooked. The Florida Gators
were battling away in the losers
bracket. The top-seeded Gators
dropped their first game and had
to overcome hurdle after hurdle.
It was very dramatic. They
stopped Oklahoma State and
vaunted UCLA, who have as
many softball titles as they do
NCAA basketball crowns. The
clincher was a double header
over Texas A&M to put them
in the title game versus Arizona
State.
They won the first game
handily, then, after four hours
rest, lined up for the second. The
Gator ace was on the mound.
Unlike baseball, where pitchers
routinely have two or three days
rest before they pitch again, in
softball they ice the arm and
go again. Both the Aggie and
Gator aces were on the mound
for the second game. In fact they
pitched most of the games in the
tournament.


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Ge


Both pitchers were master-
ful and the game was tied after
7 innings. Then in the 9th, the
Aggies scraped out a run. The
Gators rallied
ADY buta pop up
DY j with two out
sealed the deal
erard forA&M.
I had also
been watching
FSU cruise along in the base-
ball regionals and there was one
main difference that I noted in
the coverage. These girls were
loud.
Talk about baseball chatter -
they never shut'up. The dugout,
the fans, the players on the field
- it was chatter, chatter, chat-
ter. It was like being at a little
league game turned up about 10
notches.
The traditional "Swing bat-
ter, batter, batter, batter," was all
there as well as a hundred dif-
ferent variations on the theme.
It was annoying, but at the same
time refreshing.
Here was a major college
game, the semi-finals of the
College World Series, and there
were the same genuine emotions
I remembered from when my,
kids played as 8 and 10-year-
olds. These were amazing ath-
letes on the field doing amazing
things, but they weren't jaded
by that big league big money
mentality that you get from a lot
of college sports particularly
football, which is like an NFL
farm team.
Refreshing.


its (back, l-r) Joseph McCray, Joshua Allen, Josh
Mitchell, Johnny Lamb and Grason Cain with Jag's
Peterson. Pho1lo courtesy of Chuck Nichols


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18 '/ Sea Pro center console, 100 hp.
Johnson, trim and tilt, bilge pump, fish
and depth finder with bimini top. Trailer
included. Gas sipper, runs perfect.
$3800.653-1656. 6/5c
2-3' rabbit eye blueberry plants $3.50-
$4 each, quantity discount. Fruit trees,
all types $15, pomegranate, persim-
mons, plum, peach, apple, grape vine
$5, and much more. 904-845-2686
Hilliard. 4/24-7/3p
250cc, 150cc, & 49cc scooters, many
colors, have fun, save gas. 537-5402.
5/15-6/5p
-Cribs for life bed;,oak, changing table-
and dresser $200. Pack-n-Play travel
crib $45, Pilates machine $50. 716-
9769. 6/5p
14' Duracraft Jon boat with 7.5 John-
son, runs great, with trailer, rear/front
running lights, with trolling motor. Paid
$2500, will take $2000 OBO. Call Pee
Wee 259-1837, cell 344-0213. 6/5p
Louisiana crawfish (not China) fresh
cooked or live. 904-449-4177.
5/15-6/5p
Troybilt Chipper, 8 hp. Super Toma-
hawk, low hours $650. 2004 GMC fac-
tory alloy wheels and tires $250. 728-
6163. 6/5p
Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece,
excellent condition. Southern Charm
259-4140. 12/9tfc
Dirt, slag, sand, call 622-7489 or 259-
7452. 6/5-6/12p
Butterfly dining table with 6 chairs, very
ornate, fluted legs, rare; half round foyer
console. All pieces are mahogany wood.
Southern Charm. 259-4140. 2/3tfc
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
canvases, drawing pads and much
more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
Street, 259-3737. tfc
#1 Pressure Treated 2x8x8, $5 per
board, 108 boards. 275-4504. 6/5p
24' Carolina Skiff, 90 hp. Johnson,
70 lb. thrust trolling motor, bimini top,
center console, ready to fish $7500.
For more details call 571-4281 or 259-
3571. 6/5p
Ford tractor, diesel engine with box
blade $2500. 904-364-6634.. 6/5p




Want to save gas, share a ride. If you
work in Jacksonville or Lake City and
interested in carpooling, get in touch.
5/1tfc





1998 Mercury Mountaineer 4x4, SUV,
loaded $4900 OBO. 653-1656. 6/5c
1998 Ford Ranger, 2 WD, $2000. 259-
7572. 6/5p
1992 Chevrolet Prizm, four cylinder,
approx. 50,000 on engine and trans-
mission, automatic, cold air, good gas
mileage $1800. 571-0913. 6/5p
1997 Honda CRV one owner, runs
great, high mileage, good gas mileage
$3600. 524-2614. 6/5tfc
2000 F350 diesel, quad cab, dually, 22
mpg, lots of extras, below loan value
$11,000. 653-1656. 6/5c
1988 Ford F350 dually, work truck with
bins and pipe rack, tow package $3500.
259-9649. 6/5p
1983 GMC work truck with pipe rack
$1000.259-9649. 6/5p


1991 Ford F150 4x4, work truck with Hairstylist wanted at Cuts N' .Stuff
tool bins and pipe rack $2500. 259- Beauty Salon in Glen St. Mary. 259-
9649. 6/5p 6735. 6/5tfc


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Do you have a junk car or truck to sell
or haul off. Call 259-7968. 1/lOtfc
Babysitting in my home, all ages 6:00
am until ? Monday-Friday near 125 &
127.904-838-2287. 6/5-6/26p
Do you have scrap copper, aluminum,
batteries and misc. metal? Call 904-
868-1595 and we'll haul it off for you.
The proceeds benefit at risk teens at
Camp Tracey. 5/29-6/5p
Taylor Welding, new business starting
up, call for free phone estimates. Earl
Taylor 259-6954 or 343-3484.
6/5-6/26p
Junk removal. Don't want the hassle?
We'll load and haul your unwanted
metal junk. Old washers, dryers, freez-
ers, tanks, a/c, vehicles, lawn mowers,
metal scrap, etc. Call local at 904-759-
4162. 6/5c
Now accepting antique furniture on
consignment. Pieces have to be in good
condition. Call Karin at Southern Charm
259-4140. 2/13tfc





Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $50 boarding fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc
German Short-hair Pointer puppies,
$250. 904-625-2227. 5/29-6/5p





Small brown male dog near Hills of
Glen. 259-2758.





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
Local business seeking part-time
personnel. Faced-paced production of
custom materials. Computer learning
skills a must. Fax resume including all
work history descriptions to 904-259-
9779. 6/5tfc
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
Part-time custodian. Applications will
be accepted until June 12, 2008 at 3:00
pm for a part-time custodian position
at the Baker County Courthouse. The
rate of pay will be $8.50 hourly. This is
moderately heavy manual work in rou-
tine housekeeping and domestic tasks.
Applicants must have reliable transpor-
tation. Minimum requirements: high
school diploma or GED and two years
experience in related field. We are an
Equal Opportunity Employer and com-
ply with Drug Free Workplace Policies.
Applications and job requirements
may be obtained from the County
Commissioner's Office, 55 North Third
Street, Macclenny, Florida 32063. The
Baker County Board of Commissioners
reserves the right to reject any/all appli-
cations. 6/5c
Carpenters and helpers needed, pole
barn experience helpful. 334-4323 or
259-2410. 6/5p
Property Manager, part-time, section
eight experience required, good pay
and benefits. Fax resume 259-8950 or
email ram380@comcast.net 5/22tfc
Heavy duty diesel mechanic needed,
3-11 pm and 11 pm -7 am Apply TA
Travelcenter in Baldwin, 1024 US 301
S., Baldwin or call Mark at 904-266-
4281 ext. 22. 5/22tfc
Dental Assistant needed: Are you sin-
cere and caring? Would you like work-
ing in a positive, enjoyable atmosphere
where you can feel proud of the work
you do? If so, look no further. We'd
love to have you join us in Lake City
M-F position 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. We
offer competitive pay and benefit pack-
age. Experience is preferred. Please fax
resume to 386-752-3122. 5/29-6/19p


YARD SALES
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-? 13591 E.
Tallpine Road. Furniture, clothes, dishes, tools, kids
items, etc.
Friday 8:00-? 6829 Otis Yarborough Road. Kitchen
items, baby items, name brand clothes, household
items and more.


Guaranteed interviews at Zaxby's
every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 pm. 11/29tfc
Local home care agency seeking PRN,
RN, OT and a full-time PT. Please call
259-3111 for more information.
4/19tfc





Enjoy working outdoors? Like to earn
a good income? Consider welding at
Lake City Community College. Classes
begin August 18. Financial aid avail-
able. No high school diploma required.
Call (386) 754-4352 for details. 6/5c
Enjoy doing repairs? Like to earn a
good income and/or start your own
business? Consider heating/AC at lake
City Community College. Classes begin
August 18. Financial aid available. No
high school diploma required. Call
(386) 754-4352 for details. 6/5c





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
4 BR, 2 BA all brick home on one
acre, 3000+ SF, Large front and back
porches, detached garage, large din-
ing room, hardwood floors throughout,
built-in entertainment center, nicely
landscaped. Appt. Only 259-6244 or
591-7418. 6/5-6/12p
140 acres, one mile road frontage
$6000 per acre. 259-8028. 5/29-6/19c
FSBO land & home packages, 1-10
acres, some financing. 653-1656. 6/5c
2 BR, 2 BA river front home on one +
acres, extremely clean, large back porch
overlooking river, available immediately.
Pets negotiable $950 plus deposit. Call
Nikki today, will not last. 904-434-
0755. 6/5-6/12p
1.2 acres off of Steel Bridge Road, par-
tially cleared, culvert and power pole
$28000. Day 219-0112, night 259-6237
ext. 1776. 5/22-6/12p
1996 DW, 3 BR, 2 BA completely
remodeled on 1.12 acres, on the high-
est land in Bryceville, off 121 close to
river, 50x25 basketball court, 10x16
shed, appraised at $104,000, asking
$99,000. 904-535-2282. 6/5-6/12p
New 1579 SF, 3 BR, 2 BA, deluxe kitch-
en appliances, island, lots of cabinets,
formal dining and more on 1.5 shaded
acre on the St. Mary's River. Was
$135,000 reduced to $120,000. 259-
8028. 5/29-6/19c
Brick house, 3 BR, 2 BA, 1785 SF on
one acre in Glen St. Mary $210,000.
904-735-9198. 5/29-6/5p
3 BR, 2 BA brick home w/1576 SF heat-
ed on 1/2 acre in Macclenny, all electric
appliances, $190,000. Please call 813-
1580. (21GFO). 3/10tfc
Two aires, includes all improve-
ments, ready for mobile home. North of
Sanderson $24,900. 259-8028.
5/29-6/19c
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
9.39 acres 1 mile north of Sanderson
on CR 229. $103,500. Owner financing
available. 904-813-1580. 1/lOtfc


Jim Walter
HOMES
MOBILE HOME BUSTER!
Move up from a
mobile home.
Bad Credit, Slow Credit,
Low Credit Scores, OK!
1-800-879-3132


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, beautifully
landscaped. A steal at $199,900. Call
Homes by Gray at 259-6546 or 259-
4602. 4/10tfc
4 BR, 2 BA brick home with 1876 SF
heated on acre in Macclenny, all elec-
tric appliances, $210,000. 813-1580
(18GFO). 4/1 Otfc
You wanted to sell, now you need to
sell. I buy Baker County houses any
condition, any price. Privacy guaran-
teed. 904-219-0480. 1/17tfc
3 BR, 2 BA brick home with 1721 SF
heated on 1/2 acre in Macclenny, all
electric appliances, $180,000. Call 813-
1580 (8WE). 5/1 Otfc
1/2 acre in Macclenny with mobile
home, as is, $1500 down payment.
Owner financing. 904-813-1580.6/5tfc
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. 4/10tfc
3 acres, high & dry, fish pond, homes
or mobile homes, set-up included,
owner financing or cash discount. 912-
843-8118. 2/22tfc

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%/ acre on Estate Street at entrance
to Macclenny II, $49,900. Guaranteed
financing with 10% down. 904-219-
0480. 2/7tfc
FSBO. CopperCreek Hills, Unit 111,2iarge
lot$65,000 each, 1 lot@ $55,000. Owner
financing available. 904-813-1580.
1/10tfc
1.1 acre restricted home site with paved
frontage, beautiful trees, corner lot on
23A North, $69,900. Possible owner
finance with 40% down. 591-8200.
5/29-6/12c




Lease with option to buy all brick
Copper Creek beauty, 2292 SF, 4 BR,
2 BA. Must see! $1900/month. 534-
1448. 6/5p,
3 BR, 1 BA home on acre lot in
Sanderson, all electric appliances, vinyl
flooring, $750 security deposit, $750/
month. No indoor pets. 626-8424.
5/22tfc
4 BR, 2 BA MH in Glen on Highway
90, $800/month, first months rent plus
deposit. 716-8769. 6/5-6/12p
House for rent, 2 BR, 1 BA, Jeff Starling
Road, $550/month, $250 security, no
pets. 259-2173. 6/5p
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Country Boys. Men's, women's-and a lot of children's clothing-brand
names, housewares and much more.
Friday 8:00 am-2:00 pm, 121 North, left on 23C, left on James Britt
Road, first house on the left.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?, 7112 E. Andrews Street. Large wom-
en's clothes, furniture and much more. Huge sale.
Friday & Saturday 9:00-? Take 90 west to 139B, then follow signs.
Something for everyone, basketball stand, small camper trailer, pool
table, etc.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-noon, Whispering Pines. Clothes, tools,
household furniture.
Friday & Saturday 7:00 am-? Dogwood Street in Macclenny II. Fur-
niture, clothes, pictures and much more.
Friday & Saturday 9:00 am-3:00 pm, 4868 Estates Street, the street
to Macclenny II. Plants, material, skies, tables, vacuums, large
clothes, misc.
Saturday 8:00 am-noon, 125 north at caution light on right. New-
born-2T clothes, misc.
Saturday 8:00 am-1:00 pm, 4504 Hickory Street, Macclenny II.
Clothes-women's 14/16, juniors 7/8, girls 14/16, girls bikes with
training wheels, wood wall shelves, wood bench, toys, games,
books, holiday decorations and more.
Saturday 8:00 am-noon, Hwy. 90 across from Country Boys. Sheet
sets, name brand clothes, golf items, furniture. McDuffie, Stacey &
Sharon
Saturday 7:00 am-? Baker Manor on Lowder. Drapery fabric rem-
nants and much more.
Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 pm, 1006 Christie Court.
Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 pm, 443 north5jth Street. A little"bit of ev-
erything... clothing-juniors, plus-size, mens-. Electronics,";ome'-deor,
shoes, purses, and Idfft6fjewelr .
Saturday 8:00 am-? First Assembly of God Church on 228, across
from Special Blessings Nursery. Lots of everything,.nice plus size
men's and women's clothing, and more. Huge sale.
Saturday & Sunday 8:00 am-? 125 South, house beside Little Play-
mates. Large women's clothes, furniture and much more. Huge sale.
Saturday & Sunday 8:00 am-? 605 Joan Street, Macclenny. Multi
family









THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, June 5, 2008 Page 14


3 BR, 1 BA, large fenced yard, A/C,
415 Barbara Circle, $800/month, $800
deposit. 259-3519. 6/5p
Prices are low, build new and save
money over renting. Call 1-800-879-
3132. License #FLCRC-057112.4/1 Otfc
14x76 MH, 3 BR, 2 BA in the country,
14 miles to Macclenny. No pets, smok-
ers or alcohol drinkers, $600/month plus
deposit. 259-2927. 6/5p
Duplex for rent, 2 BR, 2 BA, $750/
month, first and last months rent. 259-
7572. 6/5p
3 BR, 1 BA house in the country. No
pets, $600/month, '$500 deposit. 275-
2865 or 923-2191. 5/15-6/5p
2 BR, 1 BA, mobile home in Glen, $500/
month, $500 deposit, no pets. Available
June 5th. 588-2589 or 259-2634.
6/5p
3 BR & 2 BR mobile homes, no pets,
garbage pickup, water & yard mowing
provided, $385-$585. 912-843-8118.
7/5tfc
4 BR, 2 BA mobile home on Mudlake
Road, no pets, $900/month, $1800
deposit or sell for $165,000 firm. 259-
9066. 6/5-6/26p
Fire your landlord, build new. Your
payments could be lower than rent.
Call 1-800-879-3132. License #FLCRC-
057112. 4/10tfc
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 2 acre in Macclenny
with all electric appliances, vinyl flooring
$750 security deposit, $750/month. No
indnnr note R9r-R8AA 4/99tffn


Office space, two separate suites at 784
South 6th Street, Macclenny. 415 SF per
suite. Common areas shared with bank
are restrooms, break room and confer-
ence room. Contact Stacey Gamble at
904-653-5400 ext. 3122 for more infor-
mation. 5/15-6/5c
Store for rent 275-2392. 5/29-6/5c




-7
2 BR, 2 BA condo, sleeps 7/8 with
incredible ocean view, ground floor
condo-poolside. $1,000 per week. 505-
0083. 6/5-6/19p





New "2008" lot model, 1800 SF, 3 BR,
2 BA, upgraded kitchen package, master
bedroom retreat, sliding glass door, furni-
ture and decor, delivery, setup, A/C, skirt-
ing, steps $62,900. Call Larry 259-1100.
5/29-6/19c
"2008" 28x44, 3 BR, 2 BA Fleetwood
$29,900. Call Larry 259-1100.5/29-6/19c


Middle school hands out 8th grade awards


Margaret Mack "Mack Attack"
-Thomas Sirk
Iake Stock in Children Kelsey
Benton, Darius Fernandez, Matthew
Blanks and Meagan Harvey
America the Beautiful- TaylorTru-
luck and Samanthl Smart
Social Studies Most Improved -
Dawn Mack, Victoria Stoneberger and
Cody Reeves
Social Studies Most Oustanding
- Darius Fernandez, Ta'Kenya Ruise,
Thomas Sirk, Marissa Miller, Casey
Russell
Mathematics Most Improved -
Johnnyce Roberts and Rush Weaver
Mathematics Most Outstanding
Mackenzie Rohde, Dillon Jones, Myke-
Quita Bowman, Kailen Howell, Derica
Harvey and Cati Fraze
Language Arts Most Improved
Marcus Barnes, Danielle Westberry,
Royce Rhoden
Language Arts Most Outstand-
ing Diana Nguyen, Matthew Cantrell,
Robert Gage Preston, Sarah Jackson,
Meagan Harvey
Science Most Improved Hunter
Taylor, David Fries and Royce Rhoden
Science Most Outstanding Kassi-
dy Long, Brandon Smith, Autumn Jack-
son, Shirley Duran and Meagan Harvey
Exploratory Most Improved Brit-
tany Ray, Sheila Small and D.J. John-


LUSH & GREEN MLS# 432958 Own this new
listing.with lush green landscaping, big yard for
kids & pets, cute 4BR/1 BA and 1,303 sf. Call to see
what you can get at this great price! $89,900
IF ITS PROPERTY YOU WANT MLS# 362238
28.54 acres on paved road frontage partially
cleared for houses, horses & cows. Zoned 1 home
per 7.5 acres. Just Reduced! $415,000
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. $267,500 & $5,000 closing cost paid with
"acceptable offer"
TAKE A CHANCE MLS # 405424 approx 1.91
acres, re-done exterior w/new metal roof, covered
porch for sipping lemon-aid & a huge wood
burning fireplace. $146,900
WHAT YOU'VE ALWAYS DREAMED OF MLS#
400654 2.5 acres, landscaped in perfection, 3BR/
2.5BA, Formal DNG/FAM RM, breakfast nook, Irg
kitchen & a frplc for tjose cozy nights. $299,999
MAKE A CHANGE FOR THE BETTER MLS#
425858 Take a look at this Southern Style
Spectacular! Over 3,200 sf of living; 4BR/3BA
on 2.49 acres, additional bonus room, formal
entrance, warm living room w/gas fireplace & so
much more! $600,000
YOU WERE MADE FOR THIS MLS# 411951
Brick built in 2004, Irg open floor plan w/2300sf,
4BR/25BA, wd/floor, approx: 2acrelotw/covered
Lanai. $289,900
SUPER BUY MLS# 422296 Take a look at this
brightwhite house; 3BR/2BA w/1,925 sf on apprx
3.78 acres, open flr plan, front porch waiting for
you to enjoy. $279,000
A HONEY OF A HOME MLS# 409742 approx
2900 sf heated, 4300 sf total under roof, additional
detached 30 X 40 three car garage approx 2
acres, 4BR/3BA, gas fireplace, double ovens and
screened patio. $475,000


son
Exploratory Most Outstanding
Michael Jones, Anthony Pettorelli and
Jeremy Lowery
Reading Most Improved- Johnnyce
Roberts and Hunter Stavely
Reading Most Outstanding April
Williams and Justin Hendricks
Class Most Improved Dalton Har-
ris, Brianna Gray and Barry Brown
Class Most Outstanding Theresa
Dutton, Chantelle Homes and Savanah
Gadsby
Band Most Improved Cody Lan-
caster
Band Most Outstanding Colton
Butcher
P.E./Athletic Most Outstanding -
Samuel Murphy, Tianna Raysor, Dillon
Jones and McKenzie Rohde
Dona Kirkland Award Hunter
Sullivan'
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Award Derica Harvey and Robert
Norris
Class -Gifted Most Improved -
Matthew Cantrell
Top Accelerated Reader Matthew
Cantrell, Taylor Truluck, April Williams
and Reed Raulerson
Principal's Award Derica Har-
vey, Dillon Jones, Marissa iller, Diana
Nguyen, Dustin Phillips and Logan
Raulerson


Watson Realty Corp. REALTORS'


CUSTOM BUILT BRICK BEAUTY MLS# 422982 Don't just
imagine yourself living here, live it! 4BR/3BA over 3,000 sf on
.91 acres; bonus rm, upgraded kitchen, silestone, stainless
steel, wood firs, gas frlpc, covered porches & more! $385,000
MOVE A LITTLE CLOSER MLS# 413137 Move into this
Orange Park brick pool home in desirable Ridgecrest,
landscaped front & back, outdoor shed & move in ready.
$227,500
YOU WON'T RESIST THIS MLS# 418999 Country estate
25 min from Jacksonville, 10 acres, pond, in-ground pool, sep
Guest Cottage, 3 car gar, 2 frplcs, security sys, wet bar and
more! $745,000
BE AGGRESSIVE AND OWN THIS MLS# 396631 Reduced
3BR/3.5BA two story brick & wood siding house w/nearly
2,400 sf, room to roam, Irg rooms, formal entrance, new
flooring, paint& roof. $200,000
YOU KNOW A GREAT BUY WHEN YOU SEE IT MLS#
395542 6BR/2BA & 2,024 sf overlooks 2 horse pastures that
property has to offer, huge above-ground pool & stained
deck. $190,000
HIGH & DRY IS WHY MLS# 428488 5.63 acres waiting
for you to build your dream home; surrounded by gorgeous
homes & country setting, Irg 40' X 72' pole barn locate on
property, $159,000
MAKE YOUR MARK HERE MLS# 428225 Take a moment
make a move to last a lifetime in the purchase of this 3BR/
2BA 1,782 sf Baker Countyhome. $147,00p,
THE CHOICE IS YOURS MLS # 336373 Make the move to
this corner lot, .90 acre, vacant land in downtown MacClenny;
perfect for new development of a duplex, town homes or
mobile homes. $115,000


Peer Mediators Jessica Baker,
Hayden Stevens, Samuel Murphy, Tay-
lor Crummey, Tiffany Braddy, Mor-
gan McDuftie, Hannah Trippett and
Ta'Kenya Ruise
President's Tiffany Braddy, Dil-
lon Burnsed, Colton Butcher, Matthew
Cantrell, Garrett Combs, Robert Diets,
Derica Harvey, Dillon Jones, Marissa
Miller, Diana Nguen, Dustin Phillips,
Robert Gage Preston, Logan Raulerson,
Caitlyn Smith, Hunter Sullivan, Chelsea
Thompson, Thomas Sirk, Kayla Cornn,
Kallie Raulerson, Richard Tharpe, Sar-
ah Whitehead, Shirley Duran, Autumn
Jackson and Jordan Perry-Ruiz
Perfect Attendance Robert Branch
6,7 & 8th grades!
Perfect Attendance for 2007-08 -


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$900 first months rent.
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IT'S A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVES MLS# 395644 Ready
for you to come own this home located on 5 acres, close to
1-10, 1994 well maintained mobile home w/deck off back.
$125,000
BELIEVE IT & YOU CAN! MLS# 427473 Be the proud
owners of this comfortable 4BR/2BA 2,424 sf full stucco
home overlooking man made lake & preserve. $234,900
YOUR JUST DESSERTS MLS# 430342 You've earned this
home! Call to see & how to own this brick 4BR/3BA 2,402 sf
spectacular listing. $278,000
IT'S NEVER TOO LATE MLS# 395751 Wow 2928 sf
all brick custom built hm on .50 acre, perfectly manicured
landscaping, solar heating, in-ground pool, attached 2
car gar, detached 1 car gar/wkshop, brick frplc w/mantle.
$320,000 -
USE YOUR SMARTS & OWN THIS MLS# 421513 This
home is a former model w/upgrades architecturally; 3BR/
2BA 1,744 sf on 2.01 acres w/lots of space to grow, create and
play! $257,000 Call today
PLANT YOUR FAMILY ROOTS HERE MLS# 423992 Apprx
13 acres of great property w/brick hm & brick 4 bay garage
7 mother-in-law suite, plenty of storage space & work area,
fenced w/metal and some cross fencing. $789,000
NESTLED BETWEEN THE TREES MLS# 420291 What a
great property of.70 acres, almost 3/4 acres of open property
for playing or entertaining; avoid the hustle & bustle of
Jacksqnvillew/3BR/2BA and 1,414 squarefeet. $124,900
CHALLENGE YOURSELF MLS#431975 Call toaown this
sturdy pre-stress concrete home featuring Pergo floors, cozy
fireplace, 2 master suites, laundry room that could be a 5* BR
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/ The following is a satirical analogy of the federal government's school policy called

No Child Left Behind



My dentist is great! He sends me reminders so I don't forget checkups. He uses the latest techniques based on research. He '
never hurts me, and I've got all my teeth.
When I ran into him the other day, I was eager to see if he'd heard about the new state program. I knew he'd think it was
great.
"Did you hear about the new state program to measure effectiveness of dentists with their young patients?" I said.

"No," he said. He didn't seem too thrilled. "How will they do that?"
"It's quite simple," I said. "They will just count the number of cavities each patient has at age 10,14, and 18 and average
that to determine a dentist's rating. Dentists will be rated as excellent, good, average, below average, and unsatisfactory.
That way parents will know which are the best dentists. The plan will also encourage the less effective dentists to get
better," I said. "Poor dentists who don't improve could lose their licenses to practice."
"That's terrible," he said.
S "What? That's not a good attitude," I said. "Don't you think we should try to improve children's dental health in this state?"

"Sure I do," he said, "but that's not a fair way to determine who is practicing good dentistry."

S "Why not?" I said. "It makes perfect sense to me."
"Well, it's so obvious," he said. "Don't you see that dentists don't all work with the same clientele, and that much depends on things we can't
control? For example, I work in a rural area with a high percentage of patients from deprived homes, while some of my colleagues work in upper
middle-class neighborhoods. Many of the parents I work with don't bring their children to see me until there is some kind of problem, and I don't get to
do much preventive work. Also, many of the parents I serve let their kids eat way too much candy from an early age, unlike more educated parents who
understand the relationship between sugar and decay. To top it all off, so many of my clients have well water which is untreated and has no fluoride
in it. Do you have any idea how much difference early use of fluoride can make?"
"It sounds like you're making excuses," I said. "I can't believe that you, my dentist, would be so defensive. After all, you do a great job, and you
needn't fear a little accountability."
"I am not being defensive!" he said. "My best patients are as good as anyone's, my work is as good as anyone's, but my average cavity count is
going to be higher than a lot of other dentists because I chose to work where I am needed most."
"Don't' get touchy," I said.
"Touchy?" he said. His face had turned red, and from the way he was clenching and unclenching his jaws, I was afraid he was going to damage his
teeth- "Tryfurious! In a system like this,J wil).end up being rated average, below average, or worse. The few educated patients I have who see these
ratigsf'ay'lelieve-this-o-called ratings an actual, measure of r. i iahjl nd proficient as a dentist.
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"They may leave me, and I'll be left with only the most needy patients. And my cavity average score will get even worse. On top of that, how will I
attract good,dental hygienists and other excellent dentists to my practice if it is labeled below average?"
"I think you are overreacting," I said. "'Complaining, excuse-making, and stonewalling won't improve dental health'... I am quoting from a leading
member of the DOC," I noted.
"What's the DOC?" he asked.

"It's the Dental Oversight Committee," I said, "a group made up of mostly lay persons to make sure dentistry in this state gets improved"

"Spare me," he said, "I can't believe this. Reasonable people won't buy it," he said hopefully.

The program sounded reasonable to me, so I asked, "How else would you measure good dentistry?"
"Come watch me work," he said. "Observe my processes."
"That's too complicated, expensive, and time- consuming," I said. "Cavities are the bottom line, and you can't argue with the bottom line. It's an
absolute measure."
"That's what I'm afraid my parents and prospective patients will think. This can't be happening," he said despairingly.
"Now, now," I said, "don't despair. The state will help you some."

"Hlow?" he asked.
"If you receive a poor rating, they'll send a dentist who is rated excellent to help straighten you out," I said brightly.

"You mean," he said, "they'll send a dentist with a wealthy clientele to show me how to work on severe juvenile dental problems with which I have
probably had much more experience? BIG HELP!"
"There you go again," I said. "You aren't acting professionally at all."

"You don't get it," he said. "Doing this would be like grading schools and teachers on an average score made on a test of children's progress with
no regard to influences outside the school, the home, the community served and stuff like that. Why would they do something so unfair to dentists?
No one would ever think of doing that to schools."


I just shook my head sadly, but he had brightened. "I'm going to write my representatives and senators," he said. "I'll use the school analogy. Surely
they will see the point."
He walked off with that look of hope mixed with fear and suppressed anger that I, a teacher, see in the mirror so often lately.

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