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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS


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79th Year, Vol. 19 Thursday, September 4, 2008 Macclenny, Florida 50S


At-homejob


scam costly to


youngmom

Ripped for $3000
A stay-at-home Macclenny
mom with an out-of-work hus-
band was bilked of $3000 last
month by a ficticious company
that lured her over the Internet
into what she thought was a
work-at-home job.
The victim, 24-year-old
Sherrie [not her real name],
contacted the sheriff's-depart-
ment on August 27 after Vys-
tar Credit Union informed her
that four Postal Service money
orders sent to her from an ad-
dress in Spokane, Wash. were
bogus. The credit union on the
previous day had cashed the
postal orders with a face'value
$3000, and acting on instruc-
tions from
a person By
who she
was told Jim
represented .
a company McGauley
called Gulf Press Publisher
Express',
she had
wired the cashier's check using
a Money Gram from Wal-Mart
to an individual in Knoxville.
Tenn.
When she presented the
fake money orders, Sherrie had
deducted $450 that she under-
stood was to be her commission
as an at-home accounts receiv-
able manager for Gulf Express.
She instructed the credit union
to transfer it to her personal
account. That commission, of
course, also never materialized
once Vystar realized the postal
orders were fake.
The scam process started
when Sherrie answered an ad
on Yahoo's Hot Job's website
that was answered via e-mail
by a Lucas Faraday, who said
he was in human relations (per-
sonnel) with Gulf Express.. She
was told she would be receiv-
ing payments from company
clients for purchases made
from Gulf Express via phone
or mail. She was then to wire
the money to the company mi-
nus the commission.
The initial money orders ar-
rived, via UPS Next Day from
a Rita Santillanes with an ad-
dress in Spokane, Wash.. She
was instructed by Mr. Faraday
to then wire them to a Caro-
lyn Keene in Knoxville; The
money orders were made out
to Sherrie's name from a Sue
Watts of Hercules, Cal.
Investigator Steve Harvey,
who handles fraud cases for
the sheriff's department, said
he believes the $2550 wired
to Tennessee found its way to
Mexico.
"Typically, these scams use
post office boxes with forward-
ing addresses like they did
in this one," said Mr. Harvey.
"And usually those forwarding
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BY JOEL ADDINGTON jail opens in June 2009 and
Press Staff begins housing immigration
Although more than $2 mil- prisoners for the federal gov-
lion from county's general fund ernment, federal dollars will
- which is partly fed by prop- not only cover loan payments
erty tax dollars will subsi- on the $45 million borrowed by
dize a projected deficit in the the Baker Correctional, Devel-
fine and forfeiture fund dur- opment Corporation (BCDC) to
ing the upcoming fiscal year, construct the facility, but gener-
county officials are banking on ate extra money for the county
the success of the new jail being budget, too.
built north of Macclenny to en- However, that still leaves
sure it doesn't happen again. eight months of the 2008-2009
During a recent budget work- fiscal year for which the coun-
shop, Finance Director Debbie ty must fund the existing jail
Perryman projected the fine and through the fine and forfeiture
forfeiture deficit at $2.3 million budget.
over the 2008-09 fiscal year be- In fact, a little more than
ginning October 1. half of money transferred from
And to balance the fund, the general fund or about
she said $2:19 million would. $1,196,000 will go toward
be transferred from the gen- operating the existing facility
eral fund and added to about through June 2009, when the
$200,000 expected to be left new jail opens and budgetary
over in the fine and forfeiture control moves to the BCDC.
fund at the end of this fiscal That's something County


Earthworks crewmen work to repair a sewer pipe that burst under Stansell Avenue during Tropical Storm Fay. Macclenny assistant
city manager Roger Yarbrough said so mi,. i i ,,Ir r .n a b mi, pishe'd r ,,,t1un ioh pip. ii -.i r blew:out. The ongoing utility and road-
work includes about two blocks between Co.llege Srrt'eei tid CR 22N (5jit Street'.
PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON





Hanna drench?


BY JOEL ADDINGTON
Press Staff
Two weeks after Tropical Storm Fay flooded
portions of Baker County, another more powerful
storm, Hurricane Hanna, is expected to drop even
more rain later this week.
"We're hoping she maintains the current track,"
said Adam Faircloth, director of the Emergency
Operations Center. "But we're still in the cone of
where she could move a little and come in around.
Flagler County or Daytona Beach or a little to the
north, which could really impact Baker County."
If Hanna follows the predicted path and passes
the region about 100 miles offshore, Mr. Faircloth
said it would likely mean rain and tropical storm
winds (25 to 40 mph) by Friday, September 5.
"But nothing like Fay as it sits right now," he
said.
Nonetheless, the clean-up effort after Fay has
been underway for more than a week and will con-
tinue as the next storm approaches. -
Local officials have been busy repairing washed'
out roads, assessing damaged structures and ap-
plying for federal aid to help lighten the financial
burden.
"We've been authorized by FEMA to receive
public assistance," Mr. Faircloth said, explaining
that the help thus far has been for local govern-
ments, not private citizens.."It will reimburse the


county for a good portion of the road work, and for
police, fire and EMS response."
FEMA officials have yet to decide whether to
free up assistance for individual homeowners. That
would mean opening a FEMA disaster recovery
center here where people can apply for help.
But if that doesn't happen, then homeowners
will have to contact FEMA themselves for assis-
tance.
"In that case, we'll be sute push,that informa-
tion out to the general public to get them in touch
with FEMA evaluators," said Mr. Faircloth.
However, it may also be possible to "piggy-
back" Duval County's eligibility for individual as-
sistance.
"I believe Nassau County.is ogint to try the
same thing," Mr. Faircloth said.
Across the county, 14 structures suffered some
amount of damage from Fay, nine of which were
residences in the Steel Bridge Road area. Of those
nine, seven sustained major flood.damage and
were classified as destroyed.
Also, a mobile home on Chestnut Road was
struck by two downed trees, causing severe dam-
age.
Pick-up of fallen debris that property owners
had piled up along the roadside also began last

(See page 2)


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Officials hope that once the


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hose guys walking 90:


wonder who they are

BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Press Staff
Retired career military veterans Herbert Hicks and Thurman
Hamilton, both of Glen St. Mary, have probably walked hundreds of
miles together in their lifetimes.
For the past eight years, the two friends have been a common
sight as they march along the stretch of Highway 90 between Glen
St. Mary and Macclenny. Lots of folks who regularly pass them on
the way to work always honk and wave.
The two gentleman walk rain or shine, summer or winter and they
do it every day. They walk together every chance they can or they
walk separately, but they always walk.
(See page 2)


Storms wake can bring shady contractors


BY JOEL ADDINGTON
Press Staff
As local governments work to repair roads and
other infrastructure, homeowners looking to re-
pair damage to their property should'be weary of
unlicensed contractors.
One such contractor was arrested August 26
in Jacksonville after Bob Hathcox, the county's
building department director, tipped off the state's
Department of Business and Professional Regula-
tion (DBPR) to shoddy work Stephen Varhall had
done here.
Mr. Varhall is accused of taking a total of
$96,000 from consumers without performing any
work.
Mr. Hathcox said the suspect had contracted
with a local resident to build a porch, but had done


so without a permit and the finished structure was
also not up to code. He then discovered Mr. Varh-
all was unlicensed and contacted DBPR.
"When the investigators heard the name, they
said they had a couple of cases against him in Jack-
sonville," said Mr. Hathcox, adding that a warrant
was issued for his arrest after the man failed to ap-
pear in court. "When this case came up, he made
contact with DBPR and supposedly he marched
into the office and they had authorities there to ar-
rest him."
Mr. Varhall went into DBPR's Jacksonville of-
fice to pick up a cease and desist notice.
Tips for avoiding unlicensed contractors:
Always ask to see the State of Florida license
(See page 13)


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S"You walk a lot of miles in the service," said Mr. Hicks, better
known as "Peewee" to his friends. "I can't even guess the miles I
walked during my time in the Army."
. "I've always walked to stay in shape," said Mr. Hamilton. "I was a
Marine and you had to be in shape. When I retired, I just kept walk-
ing."
' Mr. Hicks is the director of the office of Veteran's Affairs located
ii-' the Ag Center. The two gentlemen met when Mr. Hamilton visited
the office to file some paperwork. Since both were walking on their
own, they decided to pair up and they've been a duo since.
S"Both of us had aviation backgrounds in the military and we had
alot in common," said Mr. Hicks. "In fact, I've got more in common
with Thurman than just about anybody around here."
' Their morning walks start at 7:30 am, and they cover the four-
mile distance in about an hour. Their weekly regimen adds up to 28
miles.
They used to walk to the intersection of Hwy. 90 and SR 121, but
became leery of the traffic.
"People don't always pay attention when they're driving and we .
had some close calls in that area. I swear some of 'em will drive right
over the top of you," declared Mr. Hicks.
Walking in the morning is best for Mr. Hamilton, who finds the
heat of late afternoon a bit much to contend with..Heat doesn't bother
Mr. Hicks, so on days they can't walk together, he walks in the after-
noon.
"It's the cold that gets to me, but it doesn't bother Thurman," said
Mr. Hicks. "You should see me in winter. I'm so bundled up I look
like the Michelin tire man."
Dedication and discipline are what the two men agree keep them
going. Walking has become so much a part of their daily routine, if
they can't walk for some reason, they feel a little bit out of sorts.
There is, of course, the benefit of regular exercise for cardio-vascu-
lar conditioning and muscle tone.
."I can honestly say we've got the sexiest kneecaps in all of Baker
County!" declares Mr. Hicks.
SThe trademark of these walking wonder boys are the sticks they
Carry. Mr. Hamilton's daughter searches out hand-crafted canes made
in England and Ireland and sends them to her father as gifts.
. Mr. Hicks' stick has a very personal story. He was working for
Lockheed Martin on Fire Island in New York where he found what
Would become his trusty walking companion.
; "It was part of an old beat down bush I came across on the island. I
but it, peeled the bark and whittled it down. Even put some little carv-
ings along the sides," he said.
The men are never seen without their walking sticks. The sticks
are good for discouraging any unfriendly critters or less than noble
humans they might encounter.
"You never know when a rabid raccoon is gonna come charging
out of the woods!" said Mr. Hicks, half joking.
SLuckily, the men say they have never had any real problems and
feel pretty confident about their safety. A few reckless drivers have
been the only real hazard they've encountered over the years, but they
carry their walking sticks, just in case.
"Some knucklehead did toss a big cup of ice on us one day from
a truck window," said Mr. Hamilton. "But the car behind him got
lis license number and reported it. That same guy did some other
things that'got him in trouble and now he's on a long visit down at
Raiford."
After some coaxing, Mr. Hicks reveals the real reason he and his
buddy carry those sticks.
"A little old lady once stopped and asked us why we carried these
sticks. I told her it was to beat off all the wild women out there. You
should'a seen her take off!"


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(from page 1)
addresses; are out of the country, in this case Mexico.",
He retrieved the postal money orders from Vystar and pronounced
them "very good" forgeries.
"With the computer software available today, they can make these
things look great," explained the investigator. "You have to be knowl-
edgable to know the difference, and the great majority of people don't
know the difference."
Sherrie, with a husband injured last year on the job and two chil-
dren, had about $20 in her Vystar account before the scam. Now she
owes $3000 and hasn't a clue how she'll repay it.
She claims that when she returned to the credit union to check on
her account and got the bad news, one of the tellers remarked that she
suspected something wag amiss with those money orders.
"I just started crying and asked her why she didn't tell me then. I
would have ripped them up on the spot. I've since, learned that legiti-
mate money orders have images of Ben Franklin you can see when
you hold them up to the light."
Because Vystar issued the cashier's check to Sherrie and she then
wired it elsewhere, the credit union has no liability for the bogus mon-
ey orders.
The sheriff's department has since learned the Spokane address is
a Best Western motel, signalling another trick used by Internet scam-
mers use computers at hotels that are traceable only back.to that
location. The California address is also a post office box.
"It's just another form of evolving Internet scams," explains Inves-
tigator Harvey. "They started out with the old inheritance scam and
moved onto the 'winning the lottery' scam. They're coming up with
new stuff all the time, and the 'work at home' stuff on the big websites
is a perfect environment."
Sherrie agrees.
"This looked like a great opportunity and they appeared so profes-
sional. Anybody could have fallen for it," she says. "I've been trying
to find something like this to do at home, and they hit me at my most
desperate time."
Adding insult to injury, Sherrie on the day after she made the com-
plaint to police received via.UPS Next Day more money orders this
time for $5000 with the same Spokane origin.
It was a bit tardy; by August 28 she had learned what will surely be
one of the tougher lessons in her life.


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(from page 1)


week.
"The clean-up hasn't been so much an issue as the roads have
been," County Manager Joe Cone said August 29. "But all roads are
passable except in some' extreme cases."
He said road department employees had been working 12 to 14
hours a day since August 20 and were given Labor Day weekend off
in anticipation of possibly working long hours in the wake of Hur-
ricane Hanna.
"It's just going to exacerbate things and they would've been work-
ing too much if Hanna comes," Mr. Cone said.
And although more than 70 roads were flooded or damaged during
Fay, the road department had only seven left that were still impassable
as of September 2.
A big advantage for the county in the road repair effort was that
the Florida Department of Transportation had stored locally a large
amount of asphalt milling [scraped-off road surfacing] removed from
1-10 during the recent resurfacing project. "It was like having a stock-
pile right here already so we could hit the ground running and not
have to wait on a truck to haul it in," Mr. Faircloth said.
About 6300 cubic yards of-milling was used to stabilize washed


Added newjail income


seen erasing funddeficit


(from page 1)
Commissioner Alex Robinson
made clear to BCDC board
members during their meeting
August 27. Commissioner Rob-
inson is also a member of the
BCDC board.
"For that eight-month period,
it will fall on the [county com-
mission] board's shoulders," said
Mr. Robinson shortly after Sher-
-iff Joey Dobson presented the
BCDC's proposed $4.9-million
budget for the' 2008-09 fiscal
year.
The sheriff broke down the
BCDC budget for the eight
months leading up to the new
jail's opening, about $131,000,
and the four months following it,
about $4.8 million.
The bulk of the first period's
budget will go toward sala-
ries of Project Manager Danny
Thomas and Facilities Director
Tim Nunn, which amount to
$115,577.
Once the new jail is opera-
tional, the BCDC budget will
be spread somewhat evenly over
about 60 corrections officer's
salaries ($1.6 million), leases
($1.2 million) and operating
costs ($1.9 million).
S"They were very comfortable
with these numbers," Mr. Thom-
as said of the Bank of Oklahoma


after being asked whether the
institution had seen the bud-
get. The bank is managing the
BCDC's bond money.
In other business, BCDC
board members received an up-
date on the project and its appli-
cation with the IRS for tax-ex-
empt status.
Despite stopping work for
three days during Tropical Storm
Fay, construction of the facility
is still on schedule.
"We're on time," said Mr.
Thomas, adding the project's
builder, Ajax Building Corp.,
had allowed extra time for rain
delays in its schedule.
Mr. Thomas said the IRS
is also currently reviewing the
BCDC's tax-exempt status ap-
plication. "It finally made it to
the top of the pile," he said.
The board also decided to
pursue a master plan for the 90-
plus acre property from the plan-
ning firm Clemons, Rutherford
& Associates of Tallahassee.
The master plan is expected
to be finished by the board's
next meeting September 17.
For regular updates on the jail
project's progress via a web cam
installed at the construction site,
visit www.ajaxbuilding.com/
current_projectsbakerjail.htm
and click the view construction
link.


Hanna approaches

out roads.
"We also did a lot of grading," Mr. cone said.
In addition to the FEMA aid already authorized for local munici-
palities, the county has received $400,000 for emergency watershed
protection from the US Department of Agriculture.
The money will be used for erosion control and stream debris
removal along roughly 1.25 miles of Copper Creek between the St.
Mary's River and SR 121. It will also go towards stabilizing about
600 feet of the shoreline at the Steel Bridge Road boat ramp.


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preference on teachers


It came as a surprise to many
when a page one story in the
August 14 edition of The Press
made reference to the policy of
the Baker County school system
to allow its employees upper-tier
status when it comes to picking
teachers for their children.
The father
of a third-grade
student at West- IMPRi
side Elementary
pleaded with JIM M
the board for
"a level playing
field" and said he'd waited in
line last spring in the cold early
morning hours to request a
particular teacher.
He didn't get his first choice
[he got his third choice], and
didn't seem to be as disturbed
about that as he was know-
ing there's a good chance the
children of district employees
moved ahead of the line.
Obviously, some teachers
draw more first choice requests
than others.
So the problem with the pres-
ent system and it's a signifi-
cant problem is the message
it sends to the public. It's elitist,
and that's ironic since the
mantra of this nation's public
schools as dictated by both state
and federal mandates is that we
can't be elitist. We're egalitarian
- we play down the differences
between one child and another
and we can't have preferential
treatment for one over the other.
Except when it comes to se-
lecting "the best" teachers in a
particular grade. Then, it seems,
school employees are "more-:
equal" than others.
School Superintendent Paula
Barton said during the discus-
sion the policy can be viewed as
a reward for district employees
for doing a good'job. Maybe so,
but mosfCnon-employee parents
would rightly argue that wage
and benefit scales set for em-
ployees at all levels should be
the reward.
If preferential choice is a
reward, then isn't the district


moving further down the slip-
pery slope? Doesn't that mean
its employees should then be
ranked on job performance to
determine who gets moved to
the front of the line when it
comes to picking teachers?
Don't hold your breath until
that happens.


SESSIONS
cGAULEY


Ask any
teacher,
current and
retired, and


they'll admit
"inside base-
ball" is common when assign-
ing certain children to certain
teachers. It's always gone on
here and probably does in every
other public school district. In
private schools it may be dif-
ferent: if you have five English
teachers and two of them are
sub-par and the parents and
school know it, it's easier to get
rid of them.
It's natural that teachers
themselves know who is good
and not-so-good, and they'll
do what they can to get their
kids, their relatives' kids and
their best friends' kids into the
"good" classes.
It was suggested by the
board's chairman Patricia
Weeks the best course is take
class choice out of the hands of
parents both employees and
non-employees. Let the admin-
istrators do it.
That still won't remove
politics from selection, but it's
far better from a policy and
message perspective to do away
wit eniployees getting aead.,in.n
line. Perpetuating that system
breeds contempt and distrust in
places it need not be.
Most parents are well aware
they'll never get their preferred
choices every time. That's life.
The Baker County school
system doesn't do itself any
favors, however, when the "out-
siders" are aware there's not,.
in the words of the parent last
month, a level playing field.


Letter to the Editor...

Dear Editor:
In the July 31 edition of The Baker County Press you published
an article with the headline "Burglary charge for Sanderson man."
I would like to know who determines what goes in your newspa-
per, and if that person has any guidelines before deciding to publish
something.
Let me explain.
I was the victim in this case. The article/has my name in it, and
identifies the road I live on. Then, it notes that the other person in
the case lives "just down the street" on Noah Raulerson Rd. Are you
people crazy?
What you told anyone who read the article was a woman who
lives on Dollie Lane just down the road from Noah Raulerson Rd.
in Sanderson has pressed charges against her ex-husband and is now
alone. With Mapquest, it would take anyone two seconds to find out
where I live, especially since there are only about seven people liv-
ing on Dollie Lane.
Second, it says in the police report that the man [the writer's ex-
husband] left town because he [possibly] injured himself. Believe
he also knew I was going to file a restraining order to keep him away
from me. I did that.
When the police went to where he was staying to serve the order,
he was still oiut of state. When he returned and learned they were
trying to serve the papers on him, he told the sheriff's department he
would come by there and pick up the paperwork. .
He never came back because your paper told him about the crimi-
nal charges. The judge has no choice but to drop the restraining or-
der, and once he finds out that has been done, he will be right back
in town and not face the consequences. When he comes to my house
and tries to shoot me again, I will have to start over on the restraining
order, if I am still alive.
I don't understand why someone wouldn't think of these things
before they publish articles. You have not only put my life in danger
from this man, you have told every other idiot out there where I live.
Thanks a million.
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apparent when bathing, medicating
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thing I want to share and expand upon
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and dogs. I've added to it and also ad
take on the how to give each animal a
How to Give a Cat a Bath
Have.your head examined for evei
something so foolish.
Go back inside and watch a footba
How to Give a Dog a Bath
Run nice warm water into a big
metal tub or a kiddie pool. Dress
in old clothes or, if you have it, a
wet suit and goggles. ,Add some
dog shampoo or soap and go get the
dog.
He'll be sleeping under the porch
in the dirt. Call his name and he'll
come running and lap you on the
mouth with his big wet tongue. Call
she'll look at you like you've lost your
Grasp him firmly by the collar and
- him over to the tub. The firm col
surefire tip that something is up and it
Pick him up and put him in the tu
him and bring him back. Pick him up
back in the tub.
Scrub vigorously and ignore the
ery on his face. The fact that he look
demned prisoner going to the gallows i
normal.
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shakes half the water in the tub on you
off. He likes this part.
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and rolls in it. He will then finds some
roll in it. This can't be helped. He's a d
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gently apply pressure to cheeks while holding pill
in right hand. As cat opens mouth, pop pill into
mouth. Allow cat to close mouth and swallow.
Retrieve pill from floor and cat from behind
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lead drag knees. Ignore low growls emitted by cat that sound
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ib. Run after wooden ruler into mouth. Drop pill down ruler and
and put him rub cat's throat vigorously.
and put him
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look of mis- foil wrap. Make note to buy new ruler and put hy-.
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mouth as he of drinking straw, force mouth open with pencil
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mud puddle note to e-mail duct tape company about its inability
roadkill and to restrain felines.
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Impressed by compassion, gestures of support in wake of

tragic injury to Wildcatfootballplayer 'OshayJohnson
Practically everyone I meet is "It's just so hard to see a something,". she told me when I
concerned for 15-year-old Mil- young person in that situation," spoke with her last week.
ton "Oshay" Johnson, the Baker he told me later in the hall. Turns out, she has.
County High School athlete As heescorted me back to the Ms. Raulerson and Dar-
who sustained a critical neck in- hospital's entrance, we passed lene Barton, also a nurse, have
jury August 19 during football BCHS coach Bobby Johns and teamed up and are organizing a
practice and is now a patient at his wife, who were just coming benefit event for Oshay the last
Shands Jacksonville. Saturday in September. They
I paid the young Wildcat a TH E BACK have been talking to organiza-
visit on Labor Day. It was brief, tions in the community to spread
as the hall was lined with visi- PO RC the word and hopefully garner
tors and only two people are al- Jx .J support.
lowed in at a time. Other mem- "At first I thought it wouldn't
bers of the Wildcat football team KELLEY LANNIGAN work, that it was too big a thing
were waiting as well as Freddie for me to pull off on my own,"
Oca, director of the Baker Fam- in to check on the young athlete's she said. "But I quickly found
ily YMCA youth programs. Mr. progress. out that just wasn't true. I've
Oca had driven a bus load of Right now, it's a waiting been amazed at the support so
youths from the teen center at game. All the unknown factors far that's come from different
Jonesville Park in Sanderson, are what make this type of situa- groups in the community as well
where Oshay also participates. tion so very difficult. Everyone, as from Jacksonville."
Oshay's mom Adrian was of course, is praying for a full re- I have no doubt there will be
in the room with her son. She turn of Milton Johnson's facul- an impressive turnout for the
is holding up as well as can be ties, both physical and mental, to benefit. Baker County is known
expected and'appreciates all the enable him to pursue a normal, for pulling together when one of
support from the community, active, healthy life. With this its own is in need.
"You wouldn't believe the type of physical trauma, only Storms-blow through every-
people who have come. I think time will tell. one's life. It's good to know that
everyone in Baker County has Melissa Raulerson, a nurse at when you lose your balance,
been up here to see Oshay," she Northeast Florida State Hospi- you can look behind you and
said. "If not, then they've been tal, has taken the incident par- there are people who care, join-.
calling." ticularly hard. She works with ing hands in whatever way they
Mr. Oca lay his head at the Oshay's mother, so his accident can manage, to try to catch you
foot of the young man's bed and hits close to home. when you fall.
prayed silently for several min- "I was lying in bed in the Good Luck, Oshay. We are
utes before departing. darkness, just feeling I had to do praying for you.


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, September 4, 2008 Page 4



Songbird's unique musical ability flows &om mom


BY KELLEY LANNIGAN the generations.
Press Staff Mrs. Davis remembers her
SA tall, slender teenage girl mother, sitting in the hallway
with extraordinary long brown of their home in Utah as she
curls takes the floor at Wells strummed a guitar and sang
Nursing Home in Macclenny. songs to put her children to sleep
She places a beautiful guitar at night.
across her lap and begins to "fShe sang the most beauti-
strum softly, singing, ful melodies like Hush-
SThe large group of youth and a-bye Baby, I Gave My
their leaders who have come to Love a Cherry and The
entertain the residents and staff Gypsy Rover," said Mrs.
at Wells grow quiet and listen Davis. "I still have her
intently. This girl's voice is un- guitar which is the one I
,usually lovely, learned to play on when
The singer is Sara Davis, 16, I was 10."
a rising junior at Baker County Mrs. Davis took up
High School. She is sharing her piano but disliked it. Her
amazing musical gift, a talent mother agreed she could
that runs on both sides of her stop if she learned anoth-
family. er instrument. She chose
The song she is performing, guitar and after some
entitled Song Writer, is her per- lessons, soon. attempted
sonal dedication to those special writing lyrics and com-
people in the world who find just posing melodies.
the right words arid put them to- She grew up singing
gether with a melody to create at church and at county
songs for the whole world to en- fairs, and shared her love
oy. -of music with her own
. Here's to the song writers, family. She still has her
the perfect word finders, mother's Washburn gui-
the melody combiners, tar.
who tie it all together and Ms. Davis now plays
,. make it beautifully rhyme, on her grandfather's cus-
Smake it theirs tom-made Martin gui-
Sand it's one of a kind ...tar she inherited after
Ms. Davis does not read mu- he passed away several
sic. She has never had a guitar years ago. The instru-
lesson from a teacher. She was 'ment is exquisitely craft-
born with the ability to hear ed with details of floral
,perfect pitch, a natural sense of inlay made from Mother
rhythm, a knack for penning lyr- of Pearl. The special
-ics and an aptitude for compos- Martin has become a
ing melody, family treasure.
She isn't alone. Ms. Davis showed
,Her mother Robin Davis has no particular interest in
the same ability. So did her guitar until about age
maternal grandmother Marcia 13 when she asked her
-Crockett. Ms. Davis' paternal mother for some basic
grandfather Walter Davis Jr., instruction.
played fiddle, guitar and man- "She took what I
,dolin. Her older brother Christo- showed her and ran with
pher is an exceptional composer, it," her mother said. "It
singer and pianist. Even her little just clicked immediately
sister Marcia, 7, who is partially for her."
4eaf, carries within her the natu- That brief introduction re-
tal ability for music. leased a flood of creativity. The
As she sings, Marcia's pro- guitar.quickly became the young
niugIcijtion is g~ times in.egn- woman's primary way to express
plrt .as she -annt always fully. emotions. Melody and lyrics be-
lhear.jhe wordsof -a song as she -gan to cialesce into beautiful
learns it. Yet, she possesses the songs about love, envy, betrayal,
uncanny ability to carry a tune faith, triumph anything she
almost perfectly on key. It's a was feeling and experiencing.
unique testimony to the fact that Being blessed with the voice
:some gifts are just bred in the of an angel simply added more
:bone and handed down through magic to the mix.
"I always wrote poems and

Two lootedflooded residence

Two men were arrested during the early morning hours of August
:31 and later admitted to looting a residence off Steel Bridge Rd. aside
:the flooding St. Marys River.
; Deputy Curtis Ruise said he was responding to a report of a sus-
:picious person in the neighborhood just before 1:00 when advised a
burglarr alarm had been tripped at the home of David Eisenhower. The
ftpod conditions prevented him from investigating, so Deputy Ruise,
Sgt. Phil Duval and Lt. Billy Miller waited in the darkness for some-
'one to emerge from the property.
:; The officer estimates it may have been as much as 45 minutes later
:hen Mark Criss, 23, of St; George, Ga. and Travis Johnston, 20, of
hIacclenny did just that, heading for a gray van parked off Steel Bridge
Rd.
;*: Mr. Johnston, who also is wanted in Charlton County, Ga. for grand
:theft auto, had wrapped jewelry from the Eisenhower residence in a
:;hite shirt. Mr. Criss had a gold pendant concealed in a pants pocket.
:, The residence was unoccupied at the time and police estimate the
'worth of the stolen jewelry at $5000. All of it was recovered.
Deputy Ruise said the suspects later admitted to the burglary during
,an interview with Investigator Steve Harvey. They were booked for
that and grand theft, both felonies.
In other cases, someone entered the residence of Simone Bennett on
C.R 229 north of Sanderson during the day on August 26 and made off
.with jewelry and coins with an as yet undetermined value.
Ms. Bennett said she returned about 6:30 and found the open rear
door and called police. She had left the residence about 7:20 that mom-
:ing.
n The jewelry and coins were taken from a bedroom, and included
;rings, bracelets, a necklace and pendant.
A saw, wrenches and hedge trimmer with a total value of $440
,were among property taken between August 26-29 from the residence
,of Robert Phillips on Barber Rd. in Macclenny. The items were on a
'front porch, as was a generator whose value was not listed in the inci-
dent report.

Complaint for theft of gas


kept journals of my thoughts and
experiences," Ms. Davis said.
"Writing was just second na-
ture. Now, it's second nature to
express how I'm feeling through
a song."
Her first public performance
of an original song took place.


A criminal complaint for ani-
mal cruelty was filed August 29
against a Glen St.. Mary man
after six diseased and starving
horses were found on his prop-
erty off Oscar Ruise Rd.
Animal control officer Geor-
gia Monfort, who summoned the
sheriff's department to assist with
the complaint against Scott Ken-
dall Ruise, 29, said the condition
of two of the animals was so ad-
vanced that a veterinarian recom-
mended they be euthanized.
The vet also said some of the
horses had viral warts and other
untreated medical conditions in
addition to the malnourishment.
Officer Monfort on initial in-
spection found one of them had
an open, untreated wound on its


fact that his beloved daughter
is growing up and will one day
leave. He watches her when she
sleeps, wishing he could "take
her by the hand and fly away to
never land" where she would re-
main little forever.
The song culminates as she


PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN


during the seventh grade talent
show at Baker County Middle
School. She sang a moving ren-
dition of Daddy's Little Girl.
Today, after writing at least 40
more songs, she still considers it
her most special piece of music.
"Her friends and teachers
cried over that song," her mom
said. "I was so proud of my
daughter."
Daddy's Little Girl tells the
story of a father lamenting the


walks down the aisle on her
wedding day, telling her father
she will always be "Daddy's lit-
tle girl." She will always be part
of his life.
,. er other songs equally pair
arresTig i nimager) with'llever
phrasing such as this verse from
Hurricane:
A mix offlowers and rain
is going through my head
and is headed for my heart.
All my theories are.


leg, and determined the horses
did not have "suitable contain-
ment."
"I observed some of the hors-
es were fenced in a very small
enclosure and were standing in
approximately eight inches of
mud and manure," said Deputy
William Starling in his report.
He also noted he was approached
by neighbors of Mr. Ruise com-
plaining that the animals roamed
onto their property.
Deputy Starling said the ac-
cused was not at the scene when
the horses were removed, and
the information was forwarded
to the state attorney's office.
Animal cruelty is a first-de-
gree misdemeanor.


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falling apart ...
Then there is the struggle
with envy embodied in the cho-
ral lament of Emerald Eyes:
I watch you love her
as I cry emerald tears.
I know it's over and
my worst fear
is that you've seen
the envy in me ....
These days mother and daugh-
ter often work on music together
in their family room. Brother
Christopher would no doubt be
a part of this, but is currently
completing a two year spiritual
mission trip oversees, a common
practice of the family's Mormon
faith.
Mom sings the first verse of a
song she composed for a youth
conference hosted at their church
recently entitled Stand With Me,
the message of which explores
the full meaning of standing on
the right hand of God.
Ms. Davis begins adding
harmony on the second verse.
Mother and daughter's voices
blend so perfect and natural, the
singing seems to be emanating
from a single source.
Then, Ms. Davis launches
solo into the song's bridge verse,
her clear soprano voice soaring
upward like a skylark.
This is just the way it is
around the Davis household.
Music fills the house and spills
over into every aspect of their
lives. The unpretentious family
seems hardly aware of the mag-
nitude of the exceptional talents
that they've been blessed with.
Although memory serves them
well, to guarantee preservation
of the songs, they've been in the
process of having their work re-
corded.
"We thought we should get
the songs recorded since we
have no way to write the music,"
said Mrs. Davis.
Ms. Davis recorded her songs
at Baby Moon Studios in Utah
this past summer, singing her
own harmonies which were re-

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corded separately, then mixed
together.
"I wasn't used to the altitude
out there, so I had to compen-
sate by breathing deeper than
normal," she said. "But, I was
determined to get the tracks laid
down."
Ms. Davis admits the idea of
pursuing her music at a profes-
sional level is tempting and ei-
citing. If the right opportunity
presents itself, the talented teen
says she will most certainly
snatch it'up. But, other priorities
must be considered too.
"I want to finish my edu-
cation, hopefully at Brigham
Young University, and I do
want to have my own family,"
she said. "We'll just have to see
where a music career might fit in
with all that."

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August 27 against a Starke man
for putting $20 worth of gas in
.his Cadillac SUV at a Sanderson
convenience store.
SEddie Bishara, owner of the
'Dolla Makes You Holla store
'downtown, said Frank Kern, 18,
'gave him a credit card while he
pumped gas that afternoon just
,before 5:00. The suspect drove
:off without returning to get the
card', which then was rejected
:when swiped through the store's
'machine.


Mr. Kern's identity was con-
firmed via a Department of Mo-
tor Vehicles license record and
Mr. Bishara's description. The
license photo was retrieved be-
cause the suspect's name was on
the credit card.
In another case, Toni Simon-
ton of Jacksonville reported two
transactions on her debit card
between August 18-20 totalling
$328.29. The card was issued by
American Enterprise Bank and
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Charged with beating child Vandalizes meter


Police arrested a Macclenny man August 29 and charged him with
felony child abuse for beating his 16-year-old daughter with a "switch"
because she refused to accompany him to her brother's football prac-
tice.
The father admitted during an interview with Deputy Faith Mizell
to administering the punishment to the girl's left waist and leg area, but
initially said he did so only after she attacked her mother and struck
and bit him on the arm. He later said she bit and hit him while he was
striking her with the small tree branch.
Police were called by officials at Baker County High School, where
the girl is a student. She was brought to the nurse's office with bruising
and abrasions from the beating, and also had bruising on her right leg
that she claimed was from a beating the week before.
Deputy Mizell also interviewed the child's grandmother, who con-
firmed the "switch" incident, adding the girl "deserved it" because she
was "mouthy."
Deputy Mizell's report also noted the grandmother remarked as the
father was being arrested that the girl "would be grounded for this."
The officer also interviewed the child's grandfather, who confirmed
his son "has hit on the children in an excessive way many times" and
said he worried about the welfare of both his granddaughter and grand-
son.
"[The grandfather] also stated that [the victim] does sometimes get
'mouthy' but does not act any different than any other teenager," states
the deputy's report.


Allegedly beat his wife

An estranged husband was arrested early on August 31 for domestic
violence battery after he allegedly entered a bedroom on Ohio Ave. in
Macclenny where his wife was sleeping and attacked her.
Harold Castleberry, 29, was taken tojail after being interviewed by
Deputy John Hardin at the accused's address on Huckleberry Lane.
He and wife Meggy Castleberry, 21, are divorcing and live in separate
residences.
Ms. Castleberry told police her husband entered her home about
3:45 and struck her on the legs, choked her and threw her to the floor
during an argument. He then slashed a couch in the living room with
a knife.
The husband told Deputy Hardin he and his wife argued after he
entered the residence and found a man he described as his best friend
in bed with her. He said he struck Ms. Castleberry only after she struck
him in the mouth.
Mr. Castleberry was booked for battery, criminal mischief and tres-
passing. All are first-degree misdemeanors.
In another case, this one involving aMacclenny woman and her ex-
boyfriend, the latter ended up early August 29 arrested for aggravated
assault with a kitchen knife.
Tenisha Paige, 28, said Dyrell Marshall, 24, entered the bedroom of
her apartment off Big Oak Ct. about 2:00 brandishing a'12-inch kitch-
en knife that he held over his head as he moved toward her. Moments
before, they had argued over her request that he leave the premises.
Deputy Jerald Peterson advised the Department of Children-and
Families because Ms. Paige's 5-year-old daughter witnessed the in-
cident.
SA teenaged Glen St. Mary girl was taken to Shands Jacksonville
for a possible spinal injury after a female assailant, age 16, allegedly
twisted her neck during an altercation at the Nlacclenny city park off
Sikth 8thSt. on August 29. ,'
The victim told Deputy Curtis Ruise she and her sister were walk-
ing through the park about 10:00 pm to meet their mother nearby when
she was accosted by the other girl. She also told the officer another girl
held her while the assailant grabbed her around the neck and twisted
it. The officer said the victim was laying on the ground yelling for help
when he arrived.
Deputy Ruise said he was unable to interview the alleged assailant
at her Macclenny residence, and filed a criminal complaint for bat-
tery.


Three arrests in city


for possession of pot


County deputies made a trio
of arrests of misdemeanor mari-
juana possession the past week,
in both instances pulling over
motorists off South 6th in Mac-
clenny.
;: Deputy Mike Lagle said pas-
senger Michael Jackson, 26,
tossed out a small baggie of the
drug when the officer initiated
traffic stop the.evening of Au-
gust 27 near the intersection with
Lowder St.
The baggie was later found
on the ground after driver David
Arnette, 24, was arrested on a
similar charge for having a small
amount of pot in his wallet.
r Mr. Arnette was also arrested
for driving on a license that had
been suspended six times, and
for having a license tag on his
1998 Ford that belonged on an-
other vehicle. The officer said
he stopped the Ford about 10:30
because the tag was not properly
affixed.
Both men are from Macclen-
ny.
S James Fletcher, 24, of Mac-
clenny was arrested for misde-
meanor possession after Deputy
John Hardin said the suspect was
driving his 1995 Isuzu in and out
of buildings under construction
off South 6th.
When the officer turned on
his lights, he said Mr. Fletcher
sped away east from the site
and struck several pallets before
stopping. The driver consented
to a search and it yielded a small
bag of marijuana.
Mr. Fletcher said he was driv-
ing around the strip shopping


center to check it out because
he was thinking about going to
work there.


A suspect identified by a
neighbor-witness is said to be re-
sponsible for vandalism to a wa-
ter meter and valve at an address
on E. Franklin Ave. in Glen St.
Mary in late August.
The Town of Glen reported
the damage the morning of Au-
gust 28, and clerk Donna Load-
holtz told police this was the sec-
ond such incident at the address
of Amanda McCune: She also
told Deputy Patrick McGauley
the vandalism in both cases oc-
curred after locks were placed on
the valves due to non-payment
of water deposits. She estimated
750 gallons were stolen as a re-
sult of the latest case.
A neighbor said he observed
a male matching the description
of Timothy Williams, 21, tam-
pering with the device during a
two-hour period the afternoon of
August 23. He also claimed Mr.
Williams was involved in the
earlier incident.
The officer said he attempt-
ed three times unsuccessfully
to question both Ms. McCune
and Mr. Williams, who could
be charged with criminal mis-
chief and theft. Clerk Loadholtz
estimated it cost the town $150
to repair the damage in each in-
stance.
In another vandalism case in-
volving public property, someone
entered the administrative offices
at Keller Intermediate School in
west Macclenny during the night
on August 28.


Deputy Chris Walker said he
found blood near the window that
had been shattered by a thrown
brick, and blood at several loca-
tions in the offices of Rhonda
Cannon and the school nurse.
Custodian Gregory Gaskins re-
ported the burglary while clean-
ing the office about 6:00 am.
The officer noted the lenses
of surveillance cameras had
been turned upward, and staff
members confirmed-the system
was not working that day due to
Tropical Storm Fay.
A telephone pole was dam-
aged and had to be replaced af-
ter it was struck by a careening
pickup truck just north of the US
90-SR 125 intersection in down-
town Glen about midnight Au-
gust 31.
A witness told Deputy Tony
Walker he. saw the truck turn left '
onto 125 at excessive speed, and
the driver lost control of it before
striking the tree and leaving the
scene.
A wallet the owner says is
worth $264 was taken from, a
parked car at the residence of
Phillip Blackburn off Pender
Raulerson Rd. in Sanderson late
on August 31. Owner Ronald
Canady of Sanderson said the
wallet was in his vehicle when
he parked it about 10:30, and
named four individuals standing
in the yard as suspects.
Deputy Harold Taylor said he
interviewed three of the four and
all denied involvement.


Motor stolen from boat
.fro


A motor was stolen during
daylight hours on August 26
from a boat parked near the Boy
Scout Camp by a homeowner
who was using it to get to and
from his flooded property.
Paul Smith, who has a Hamp-
ton, FL address but lives in a
house adjoining the St. Marys
River off Steel Bridge Rd., said
he returned to the vicinity of
the camp about 5:45 pm to find
a Nissan outboard had been re-
.movd fromhis boat. He told
Deputy John Hardin he and his
wife were using the boat in the
wake of river flooding brought
on earlier last week by Tropical
Storm Fay.
Mr. Smith left the boat and
motor there about 6:00 that
morning. They were among
several residents of the neigh-
borhood from the paved end of
Steel Bridge whose property was
flooded as the river took on over
10 inches of rain that fell during
the storm.
In other thefts,-Shawn Yourn
returned late on August 31 from
three days out of town to find his
2005 Ford pickup stolen from
his address off Aunt Mary Har-
vey Rd. west of Glen St. Mary.
He told Deputy Tony Norman he
left the vehicle unlocked, but the


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keys were in his residence.
Harvey Ball reported the
theft of a $400 CD player from
his 2000 Ford.pickup sometime
between August 28-31. It was
parked on his property off Eddy
Grade Rd. in the north county.
Deputy Claude Hurley re-
sponded to a suspicious vehicle
fire on SR 228 just north of
Deerfield Rd. the morning of
August 31. He found the two left
doors of an orange 2006 Hum-
mer open and the vehicle on fire
with the engine running.
It had been reported stolen
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Storm emergency is



declared by the county

BY JOEL ADDINGTON
Press Staff
Faced with a storm capable of creating sustained winds exceed-
ing 100 mph, flash flooding, rip currents, storm surge and tornadic
activity, Governor Charlie Crist declared another state of emergency
this week for Hurricane Hanna, which is expected to bypass north-
east Florida about 100 miles off the coast, but could take a turn and
severely impact Florida.
As such, the Baker County Commission followed suit during its
regular meeting September 2, declaring by resolution a local state of
emergency.
Both actions pave the way for disaster relief assistance from the
federal government.
The board unanimously approved the measure shortly after Emer-
gency Operations Center (EOC) Director Adam Faircloth delivered
an update on recent storm activity that included information troubling
to some commissioners.
Mr. Faircloth said that while Florida Power & Light (FPL) had.'a
representative at the EOC during Tropical Storm Fay, the two other.
power utilities operating in Baker County Clay Electric and Oke-
fenokee Electric did not. Thus, information on power outages and
timelines for when power could be restored were not readily avail-
able.
An indicator map on Clay Electric's web site showed no outages in
Baker County as of September 2, but Okefenokee Electric does not
have such a map.
The company services the Steel Bridge Rd. area, which Mr. Fair-
cloth said lost power during Labor Day weekend. When he called the
company to find out how many of its customers lost power and wheri
service would be restored, Mr. Faircloth received what Commissioner
Gordon Crews thought was an insufficient response that power
would be restored as soon as it was safely possible to do so.
"They've got to have some kind of indicator as to when it's safe,
whether it's when water is dne foot above the light pole or at the light
pole or whatever," said Mr. Crews.
Mr. Faircloth agreed, saying the response could mean power would
be restored that evening, a week later or somewhere in between.
Commissioner Mike Griffis' concerns centered on a number of
private roads that were flooded, saying he receivedccalls from a num-
ber of residents asking about the possibility of county assistance.
Mr. Faircloth said the county is only getting reimbursed by the
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for work on public
roads, not private ones.
"Anything for private property, we would be footing the bill," he
said.
He added that the sheriff's department and EMS have vehicles
equipped with four-wheel drive so emergency responders can reach
residents on flooded or impassable private roads.
"I know we can't fix every private road, but we also have an obliga-
tion to help these people," Mr. Griffis said.
One option could be for the county to repair a private road, said
County Manager Joe Cone, and assess the property owners along the
road for the cost of doing so on their tax bills.
In addition to calling 911 in an emergency, Mr; -Faircloth said resi-
dents on flooded private roads should' also call the'non 'emergen'.
dispatch line at 259-2i861 t6 ensure disatchers sedhti'4X4 ti'ifo'6t
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Schools




Enrollment posts increase

BY JOEL ADDINGTON
Press Staff
Despite fewer new homes being built and the slacking real estate market, more students continue to ait-
rive each year in the Baker County classrooms.
Since the 2000-01 school year, enrollment here has grown by about 530 children and typically increases
by between 50 and 100 students every year.
"That's about 65 or 75 more kids on average," said Superintendent Paula Barton.
And that trend continued this year.
The student bodies in kindergarten through'12th grade totaled 5051 last May. The count grew to 5092
on August 26.
However, Ms. Barton cautioned that students who transfer into the district, and many others, often won't
begin attending until after Labor Day.
"That's when it usually levels out," Ms. Barton said of enrollment.
She also said the largest increases have been coming from the high school, Keller Intermediate arid
Macclenny Elementary in recent years.
The superintendent said she is eager for the state's first round of enrollment counts in October, which
will determine the district's full-time equivalence (FTE) funding from the state at about $3000 per student
enrolled.
The state takes counts four times each year to dole out FTE funds.
"Based on the past and this year, we're in good shape," she said. "We're glad to have the growth."
Enrollment figures during the last eight years: 4565 in 2000-01, 4490 in 2001-02, 4522 in 2002-03,
4605 in 2003-04, 4773 in 2004-05, 4903 in 2005-06, 4624 in 2006-07, 5051 in 2007-08 and 5092 at the
start of the 2008-09 school year.
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Board grants couple another


lot for parents;

BY JOEL ADDINGTON
Press Staff,
The Baker County Land Planning Agency (LPA)
approved a special exception August 28 for Steven
and Julia Flakowicz's five-acre property on Steel
Bridge Rd. just west of SR 121 that will allow for
one additional unit for Ms. Flakowicz's parents.
The couple has a home on the property now.
"We would have never bought the property if we
knew our parents couldn't be there," Ms. Flakow-
icz told the planning board July 24 when the couple
requested rezoning of the property to be eligible
for the family lot provision of the land development
regulations.
The provision allows for the division of prop-
erty for transfer of ownership to a blood relative.
Last month though, the Flakowiczs, fearing denial
of the rezoning request, withdrew their application
and last week requested a family lot by special ex-
ception instead.
However, to be eligible for the family lot pro-
vision, the parent tract or lot from which the
family lot is to be cut must conform with land
.development regulations and carry either Ag 1-acre
(agriculture with one.unit per acre), Ag 7.5-acre or
residential 2.5-acre zoning.
The Flakowicz's property is zoned residential
1-acre and also doesn't conform with land devel-
opment regulations because it was divided from a
larger tract without regard to subdivision rules that
require engineered plans and the paving of roads
on property divided more than twice.
In fact, the applicant's property was the fifth lot
divided and sold from a 20-acre parcel owned by
Rodger Bushman without adherence to subdivision
rules.
Planning Director Ed Preston recommended the
board deny the special exception application for a
family lot.
But LPA members decided otherwise, granting
the special exception with two conditions: that no


more family lots be approved on the parcel and no
additional units would be requested unless subdivi-
sion rules were met.
In other business, Mr. Preston informed the
board that the Baker County Commission request-
ed that the LPA examine the county's sign ordi-
nance and recommend any changes it sees fit.
LPA chairman C.J. Thompson said that he likely
prompted the commission's request because he sug-
gested that commissioners possibly make changes
to the ordinance in light of a recent special excep-
tion granted by the LPA.
The LPA approved an exception so the new
Hagan Ace Hardware location being constructed
on US 90 could have a sign larger than allowed un-
der the existing ordinance.
Mr. Thompson suggested rather than capping
the size of such signs, an ordinance with a "sliding
scale" might be more appropriate. He said permit-
ting larger signs for larger buildings would help
draw in more "chain" retailers and restaurants that
the county lacks.
For instance, Mr. Thompson said, a barber shop
and big-box retail store like Lowes shouldn't be
permitted the same size sign. "It's a completely dif-
ferent level of investment," he said.
LPA member Jack Baker Jr. said he was recently
in Palm Coast and found a road where all the signs
where about the same height, between 10- and 20-
feet high. Compared with the height of signs on SR
121 in Macclenny, the road looked neat and orderly,
he said.
Mr. Preston said he would draft some revisions
to the sign ordinance and present them at a future
workshop to the LPA and county commission.

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Press Staff
After years of wear and tear,
the roof on Building 3 at Keller
Intermediate School will be re-
placed to stop leaking into the
three classrooms it houses.
The Baker County School
Board approved the request to
seek bids for its replacement at
its meeting September 2.
"It's beyond leaking," Facili-
ties Manager Denny Wells said.
"It's pouring."
He said it would just be throw-
ing away money to attempt to fix
it.
The current roof is flat. Mr.
Wells said there will be a study
to determine whether any pitch
can be added, to allow water to
runoff.
SBoard Member Dean Griffis
S'said it's A m~l'ifnmpossible to deL
termine the source of a leak on
a flat roof.
In other board news, Ramon
Huff was awarded an Education
Preparation Institute scholarship
from the North East Florida Ed-
ucation Consortium'(NEFEC),
for his pursuit of a career in edu-.
cation.
NEFEC awards scholarships
to assist teachers in becoming
highly qualified and achieving
their teaching certification at
local community colleges. The
scholarship pays for full tuition
and books, so the recipients can
"go to school worry-free," ac-
cording to NEFEC's educator
recruitment coordinator Ulysses
Gilbert.
"Anytime you'can grow your
own and keep them here, it's
definitely a benefit and asset [to
the district]," Mr. Gilbert said.
At the meeting, Superin-
tendent Paula Barton also an-
nounced that Associate Superin-
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delay his retirement until next
summer.
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McKinney thanks
:Thank you to all the men and
women who came to our house
after two giant oak trees fell on
it during Tropical Storm Fay. We
want to especially thank the vol-
uriteers of the Macclenny Fire
Department; they worked fast
aird hard to get the roof covered
to prevent any more damage.
Thanks again. We also would
like to thank all of the people
at Raiford Road Church for the
offers to help, especially Mike
Yarbourgh thanks Mike. We
thank A&R Construction for the
help removing the trees from
our home and making sure it
was safe before they left that
day.' It's good to know people
like you still exist. Many thanks
to Richard Hodges for his kind-
ness and hard work he did also.

JACK AND SHIRLEY McKINEY


Reunion September21
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Lake Butler Community Center,
1:55 NW Third Street, Lake
Butler. Registration is at 11:30
am, lunch begins at 12:30 pm.
Please bring a covered dish
to-share. Call Henry Douglass
at 386-496-3004 for directions
of more information.


Canady reunion
The Canady family reunion
will be September 28 at 1:00
ptn at North Prong Church. All
family members are welcome.
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Notices





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO.: 02-2008-CP-0025


IN RE: The Estate of
MARIE ANTOINETTE MERCEDES MILTON,


NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
(One PR)

The administration of the estate Of MARIE
ANTOINETTE MERCEDES MILTON, deceased, File
Number 02-2008-CP-0025, is pending in the Pro-
bate Court, Baker County, Florida, the address of
which is: 339 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny,
FL 32063
The, names and addresses of the .personal
representative and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All persons on' whom this notice is served,
who have objections that challenge the validity of
the will, the qualifications of the personal epire-
sentative, venue, or jurisdiction of this couxt, are
required to file their objections with this court,
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent, and other per-
sons having claims or-demands against the de-
cedent's estate, on whom a copy of this notice.
is served, within three months after the date of
the first publication of this'notice, must file their
claims with this court, WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent, and per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate, must file their claims with this court WITH-
IN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED
The date of the first publication of this notice
is August 14, 2008.
TOM BARRETT Personal
Representative


FRANK E. MALONEY, JR., Esquire
Attorney for Personal Representative
445 East Macclenny Avenue
Macclenny, FL 32063
(904) 259-3155
Florida Bar No.: 142990
8/14-9/4


M & S MINI-STORAGE
127 Lowder Street
Macclenny, Florida 32063
S Phone 259-6682
S TI. i i :llu .;-ng' unri : i:i rliii'-ra such property
' ii urn jur n,:,u.ern:,i g,',:'d i~i:, will be sold at'
public auction on September 4, 2008 at 4:00 pm to
pay back rent. Tenant has up until the time of the
sale to satisfy, back rent.
Vivian Rhoades #62
Arcandis Dixon #45-76
Davaun Church #67
8/28-9/04
NOTICE
Call for Letters of Interest and Statements of Quali-
fication to provide:
RFQ #08-04 Professional Independent Finan-
cial Consulting Services
for the New River Solid Waste Association
(NRSWA), 24276 NE 157th Street, Raiford, FL
32083. NRSWA invites professional financial con-
sulting firms to submit letters of interest and quali-
fication statements for providing financial con-
sulting services to the Association. The services
rendered will include potential investment advice,
support for the MAS 90 system, and other miscel-
laneous financial services. NRSWA is located 2.5
miles north of Raiford, Florida on State Road 121
in Union County, FL. Contact New River Regional
Landfill at 386-431-1000 or send request by mail
to NRSWA, P.O. Box 647, Raiford, FL 32083 to re-
quest a copy of the Request for Qualifications..The
DEADLINE for submittal in response to the above
RFQ is September 9, 2008, 5:00 p.m.
8/28-9/04
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO.: 02-08-0073-CA

IONA FISH, uneremarried widow of Wassie
Fish,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CHARLIE WALDO and KATHY WALDO his
Wife and WACHOVIA BANK f/k/a SOUTHTRUST
BANK OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA,'N.A. f/k/a CITI-
ZENS BANK OF MACCLENNY a National Banking
Association and BAKER COUNTY
Defendant
/
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to an Order
of Final Judgement of Foreclosure entered in the
above-captioned action, I will sell the property situ-
ated in Baker County, Florida, described as follows:
Lands located in Section 33, Township
1 South, Range 21 East Baker County,
Florida, described as follows:
Begin at the Northwest corner of said
Section 33 and run N 88 deg. 40'01" E,
along the North line of said Section 33,
a distance of 209.90 feet; thence run S
11 deg, 43'18" E, a distance of 558.00
feet; then run S 88 deg. 40'01" W, a
distance of 209.90 feet to the West line
of said Section 33, thence run N 11 deg.
43'18" W, along said West line of Sec-
tion 33, a distance of 558.00 feet to the
'Point of Beginning; Subject to a 30 foot
Road Easement over, across and along
the Southerly 30 feet thereof. Containing
a total area of 2.64 aces, more or less,
when including 30 foot Road Easement,
and containing an area of 2.50 acres
more or less when 30 foot Road Ease-
ment is not included.
at public sale to the highest and best bidder for
cash, at the front door of the Baker County Court-
house, Macclenny, Florida, at 11:30 a.m. on the
23rd day of September, 2008.


Thomas "Al" Fraser
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Bonnie Polleski
Deputy Clerk
8/28-9/04
PUBLIC NOTICE
New River Public Library Cooperative: It is the
intent of the Governing Board of the New River
Public Library Cooperative to designate the posi-
tion of director of the Cooperative as a senior
management position.
8/28-9/04


NOTICE TO BID
Notice is hereby given that the Baker County Board
of Commissioners will receive written, sealed bids
for the following:
"Furnishing & Servicing Portable Toilets"
Please designate a price unit per month for regu-
lar units and handicapped units. All bids must
be sealed and have "Portable Toilet Bid" clearly
marked on the outside of bid packet. All bids must
be received iy 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, September
10, 2008. Bid mae mailed or delivered the
Baker County Administration Building, 55 N. 3rd
Street, Macclenny, Florida-32063. For more infor-
mation call (904) 259-3613.
The Baker County Board of Commissioners reserve
the right to accept or reject any or all bids.
8/28-9/4
REQUEST FOR BIDS
Notice is hereby given that the Baker Coun-.
ty Board of Commissioners will receive written,
sealed bids for the following: "Uniform Rental
Services" to provide rental uniforms for Baker
County Employees. Bid specifications are available
at the County Administration Office, 55 North 3rd
Street, Macclenny, Florida, 32063. All bids must
be delivered or mailed to the Administration Office
by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 10, 2008
marked "Bid Proposals for Uniform Rental Ser-
vice." The Baker County Board of Commissioners
reserve the right to accept or reject any or all bids.
8/28 9/4
NOTICE
Call for Request for Proposals (RFP)
New River Solid Waste Association (NRSWA) is
in need of the following Services and technical
support:
1. RFP #08-02 Computer Maintenance
and Technical Services
2. RFP #08-03 Heavy to Light Equipment
Repair and Maintenance Services
3. RFP #08-04 Heating and Air Condi-
tioning Services
4. RFP #08-05 Electrical Construction
and Maintenance Services
5. RFP #08-06 Truck Scale Maintenance
and Repairs
6. RFP #08-07 Pest Control Services
NRSWA is located 2.5 miles north of Raiford,
Florida on State Road 121 in Union County, Florida.
Proposal packages and information can be picked
up at the New River Regional Landfill located at
24276 NE 157th Street, Raiford, FL 32083. All
proposals must be submitted on the Proposal
Form provided. Completed proposals are to be
mailed to the New River Solid Waste Association,
PO. Box 647, Raiford, Florida 32083-0647 or deliv-
ered to the NRSWA Administration Office. After the
RFP opening, the proposals will be examined for
completeness and preserved in the custody of the
Executive Director. New River Solid Waste Associa-
tion reserves the right to reject any or all proposals
or a portion thereof for any reason. Any proposals
received after the specified time and date will not
be considered. For additional information contact
NRSWA at 386-431-1000. The DEADLINE for sub-
mittal in response to the above RFPs is September
9, 2008, 12:00 p.m. (noon).
wI2R-qa


NOTICE
Request for Propdsals (RFP)
New River Solid Waste Association (NRSWA) is
calling for proposals for the following services:
RFP #08-08, Out-sourcing Landfill Recycling Pro-
gram / Utilization of Existing Recycling Equip-
ment
NRSWA is located 2.5 miles north of Raiford,
Florida on State.Road 121 in Union County, Florida.
Proposal packages and information can'be picked
up at the New River Regional Landfill located at
24276 NE 157th Street, Raiford, FL 32083. All
proposals must be submitted on the Proposal
Form provided. Completed proposals are to be
mailed to the New River Solid Waste Association,
P.O. Box 647, Raiford, Florida 32083-0647 or deliv-
ered to the NRSWA Administration Office. After the
RFP opening, the proposals will be examined for
completeness and preserved in the custody of the
Executive Director. New River Solid Waste Associa-
tion reserves the right to reject any or all proposals
or a portion thereof for any reason. Any proposals
received after the specified time.and date will not
.:e con.die, eo. For additional information contact
"J*SWA'i 76i6-431-1000. The DEADLINE for sub-
mittal in response to the above RFP is September
9,2008, 12:00 p.m. (noon).
8/28-9/4


PUBLIC NOTICE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE at the regular meet-
ing of the City Council on Tuesday, September 9,
2008 at 6:00 o'clock p.m. at City Hall, 118 East
Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida, the city of
Macclenny will consider the below Ordinance for
final reading:
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE
AMENDING SECTION 4-6 OF THE MAC-
CLENNY CITY LAND USE ORDINANCES;
AMENDED THE DEFINITION OF RESTAU-
RANT; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.
Anyone having an interest in the final reading of
this Ordinance is invited to attend the meeting.
9/4
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 vehicles will be sold at public
auction September 19, 2008 at 10:00 am, at Hig-
ginbotham's Towing & Recovery, US 90 West, Glen
St. Mary, FL. 32040.
1997 Chevrolet Z-71
VIN# 2GCEK19R7V1197784
2002 Dodge Neon
VIN# 1B3ES56C32D654776
9/4
PUBLIC NOTICE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE at the regular meet-
ing of the City Council on Tuesday, September 9,
2008 at 6:00 o'clock p.m. at City Hall, 118 East
Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida, the city of
Macclenny will consider the below Ordinance for
final reading:
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE
AMENDING SECTION 4-76 COMMER-
CIAL GENERAL CG AND SECTION 4-
77 COMMERCIAL GENERAL CENTRAL
BUSINESS DISTRICT OF THE CITY OF
MACCLENNY ZONING CODE TO PROVIDE
FOR RESTAURANTS TO BE ALLOWED
TO SELL BEER AND WINE FOR ON SITE
CONSUMPTION 4-76(b)(1)(1) AND 4-77
(b)(1)(1); PROVIDING FOR AN EFFEC-
TIVE DATE.
Anyone having an interest in the final reading of
this Ordinance is invited to attend the meeting.
9/4
Request for Proposals
PLANNING, DESIGN & ENGINEERING SERVICES
The Baker County Board of Commissioners re-
quests interested parties to submit formal, sealed
proposals for Planning, Design & Engineering
Services for OHV, equestrian, hiking and multiuse
trails at the 1,620 acre St. Mary's Shoals Park in
Baker County, Florida. Proposals will be accepted
until Friday, September 19, 2008 at 1:00 PM. The
services will include developing a master design
plan for the park's trail system; creating certi-
fied engineering drawings and construction plans;
providing cost estimates; and other relevant work
products for the park. A research report on St.
Mary's Shoals Park, authored by the University of
Florida, will serve as the basis for all design, engi-
neering and construction plans.
Six scopes of each proposal shall be submit-
ted to the Baker County Board of Commissioners,
Baker County Administration Building, 55 North
Third Street, Macclenny, FL 32063 on or before the
aforementioned date and time. Submittals should
be marked "Shoals Design RFP" on the outside of
the proposal. All prospective bidders/respondents
are hereby cautioned not to contact any County Of-
ficial other than the specified contact person. Any
questions regarding the project and a copy of the
UF research report may be obtained by calling Mike
Sweat, Exte'nsion Director, at (904) 259-3520.
The Board of County Commissioners reserves
the right to reject any and all proposals, to waive
any informalities and irregularities in the proposal)
process, and to award the contracts) in the best
interest of the county. An evaluation committee will
be appointed and interviews may or may not be
conducted. Contract proposals resulting from the
process will be subject to review and will be within
the available grant funding level.for the Iroject.
All contracts will be fashioned so as to protect the
county's interest.
EOE/ADA/FAIR HOUSING JURISDICTION
Said


NOTICE
Invitation for BIDS (IFB)
New River Solid Waste Association (NRSWA) is
extending an Invitation For Bids for the purchase
or lease of the following equipment:
BID #08-01, One (1) Heavy Duty, Four Wheeled
Landfill Compactor minimum operating weight
of 80,000 Ibs. / Buy back of existing landfill
compactor.
NRSWA is located 2.5 miles north of Raiford,
Florida on State Road 121 in Union County, Rorida.
Bid packages and information can be picked up at
the New River Regional Landfill located at 24276
NE 157th Street, Raiford, FL 32083. All bids must
be submitted on the Bid Form provided. Completed-
bids are to be mailed to the New River Solid Waste
Association, P.O. Box 647, Raiford, Florida 32083-
0647 or delivered to the NRSWA Administration
Office. After the IFB opening, the bids will be
examined for completeness and preserved in the
custody of the Executive Director. New River Solid
Waste Association reserves the right to reject any
or all bids or a portion thereof for any reason. Any
bids received after the specified time and date
will not be considered. For additional information
contact NRSWA at 386-431-1000. The DEADLINE
for submittal in response to the above IFB is Sep-
tember 9, 2008, 12:00 p.m. (noon).
8/28-9/4
NOTICE
Call for Letters of Interest and Statements of Quali-
fication to provide:
1. RFQ #08-02 Professional Surveying
Services
2. RFQ #08-03 Professional Accounting
and Auditing Services
for the New River Solid Waste Association
(NRSWA), 24276 NE 157th Street, Raiford, FL
32083. NRSWA is located 2.5 miles north of Rai-
ford, Florida on State Road 121 in Union County,
Florida. Contact New River Regional Landfill at
386-431-1000 or send request by mail to NRSWA,
P.O. Box 647, Raiford,. FL 32083 to request a copy
of the Request for Qualifications. The DEADLINE
for submittal in response to the above RFQs is
September 9, 2008, 5:00 p.m.
8/28-9/4


PUBLIC NOTICE
The St. Johns River Water Management Dis-
trict has received the applications) for Environ-
mental Resource Permit(s) from:
Drees Homes of Florida, Inc., 6101 Gazebo
Park Place North, Suite 107, Jacksonville, FL
32257, application #4-003-102713-2. The project
is located in Baker County, Section 2, Township
3 South, Range 21 East. The ERP application is
for construction of a surface water management
system for a 106.96-acre residential development
known as Stonebridge.
The files) containing each of the above-listed
applications) are available for inspection Monday
through Friday except for legal holidays, 8:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m. at the St. Johns River Water Man-
agement District Headquarters or the appropriate
service center. Written objections to the application
may be made, but should be filed with (received
by) the District Clerk; 4049 Reid St., Palatka, Flor-
ida 32177-1429, no later than 14 days from the
date of publication.
Written objections should identify the objec-
tor by name and address, and fully describe the
objection to the application. Filing a written objec-
tion does not entitle you to a Chapter 120, Florida
Statutes, Administrative Hearing. Only those per-
sons whose substantial interests are affected by
the application and who file a petition meeting the
requirements of Sections 120.596 and 120.57,
Florida Statutes, and Chapter 28-106, Florida Ad-
ministrative Code, may obtain an Administrative
hearing. All timely filed written objections will be
presented to the Board for consideration in its de-
liberations on application prior to the Board taking
action on the application.

Gloria Lewis
Director, Division of Regulatory Information
Management St. Johns River Water Management
District
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{Obituaries


Johnnie Bennett,

75, of Sanderson
Johnnie Bennett, 75, of Sand-
erson died on September 1,
2008. Mr. Bennett was born in
Baker County to Aaron Bennett
and Creasie
Murray


He was a B
life-long r..*
residents
of Baker
County and
a member
of Pine Lev-
el Church.
He was also Mr. Bennett
a member
of the Iron Worker Local 597
Union and a Mason.
Mr. Bennett was predeceased
by his wife of 41 years, Geral-
dine Bennett; sisters Louvenia
Hodges, Bernice Swarthou, Lil-
lian Locke; brothers Clarence,
Lemmie and Lawrence Bennett.
Mr. Bennett is -survived by
children Scott and Terry Bennett
of Sanderson, Vic Bennett of
Macclenny and Joy Rhoden of
Glen St. Mary; brothers James
Bennett of StarkeandAllen Ben-
nett of Glen; eight grandchildren
and five great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be
held on Thursday September
4 at 11:00 am at V. Todd Fer-
reira Funeral Services Chapel in
Macclenny. Interment will fol-
low at North Prong Cemetery.
The family will receive friends
for visitation on September 3
from 6:00-8:00 pm at the funer-
al home.


Elmiria Givens,

86, of Sanderson
Elmiria Givens, 86, of Sand-
erson, died August 30, 2(08 at
W. Frank Wells Nursib'g Home
in Macclenny. Ms. G'ivens was
born in Sanderson to Archer and
Emma Givens and was a life-
long resident of Baker County.
She was a member of Faith
Temple Church 9f God in Christ
in Sanderson.
Survivors include sister-in-
law Mattie Givens of Sanderson
and numerous loving nieces and
nephews.
The funeral service will, be
Saturday, September 6, at 11:00
am at Faith Temple Church of
God in Christ in Sanderson with
Elder Donald Pressly officiating.
Interment will follow at Quit-
man Cemetery in Sanderson.

Sincere thanks
'Our family would like to
thank Pine Level Church, Todd
Ferreira Funeral Services, and
preachers Gene Burnsed and
Frederick Raulerson for their
kindness. We would also like
to thank our many friends and
family who offered their sup-
port, food and prayers.
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Shirley Hicks, 71,

Bryceville resident
Shirley Margaret (Crews)
Hicks, 71, of Bryceville died
August 26 at her residence fol-
lowing a lengthy illness. She
was a native of Charlton County,
GA and had lived in Bryceville
for a number of years. She was
the daughter of Dave and Em-
mie Crews and a member of the
Pentecostal faith.
Shirley was preceded in death
by sisters Eula Conner and Mary
Pellum; brothers Bill Crews,
John Wesley Crews and Alfred
Crews.
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Lewis Eddie Hicks; childrenAu-
drey (Pete) Lauramore of Mac-
clenny, Latrelle (Mose) Jewell
of Sanderson, Denise (Buddy)
Hill and son Wade Hicks, both
of Bryceville; brothers David
and Tommy Crews; sisters Ber-
nice Sikes, Louise Dority and.
Jeanette Combs; eight grand-
children, 20 great-grandchildren
and two great-great grandchil-
dren.
The funeral service, was held
Friday, August 29 at 11:00 am at
the St. George Church of God
with Rev. Grady Albritton and
Rev. James Conner officiating.
Burial was at Boones Creek
Cemetery. Arrangements were
under the direction of Shepard
Funeral Home in Folkston, GA.,
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you for your prayers; to Brian
Guerry and staff at Guerry Fu-
neral Home for your compas-
sion, respect, and helpfulness;
to everyone at W. Frank Wells
Nursing Home for the love and
care you gave our mother the,
last nine months.
A special thank you to the Mo-
niac Baptist Church for provid-
ing a family dinner and also to
Pine Level Church and Mt. Zion
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special thank you to Rev. Ken-
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service; to Lance and Rebecca
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to all of our extended church
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, September 4, 2008 Page 10


PHOTO BY CHUCK NICHOLS


Cats pay tribute with 14-8 win


:: The Baker High Wildcats knew Friday
ilght's football game was going to be diffi-
'ult, and little of it had to do with hat w as
:goirg 'on during the game. With a large por-
:trait of injured Wildcat Milton "Oshay" John-
son Jr. on an easel by the bench and a red 21'
emblazoned on every white helmet, it prom-
:ised to be a very emotional game.
* In the end the Wildcat varsity prevailed
14-8 in a little over two quarters of play that
Was delayed for an hour by lightning. It was
a far from perfect start to the season, but the
important thing was that the game was being.
:played.
* After a tragic spine injury left Johnson on
:a ventilator at Shands Trauma Center and
:practices cut short by Tropical Storm Fay, it
ivas important to Coach Bobby Johns to get
:6n the field and play football.
: "Win or lose," said the coach, "we've got
Ito play somebody."
SThe players needed the game to get their
minds off Johnson's injury and onto the busi-
ness at hand. They had no intention of forget-
ting Johnson, and his picture and number on
:the helmets inspired them to play hard.
* The game was originally scheduled to be
played in Callahan, but the storm left the field
soggy and the injury to Johnson convinced
West Nassau to move the game to Macclenny.
West Nassau also generously offered to give
its portion of the gate to Johnson's family to
offset medical bills. The Wildcats jumped at
the chance and with the approval of the FH-
SAA, the game was officially a benefit.
'., Despite having to host a game a week ear-
liier than expected, the field was in pristine
condition The grounds crew did a fantastic
job, and the crowd was happy for the change
in venue.
SThe first quarter was back and forth. The
Wildcats moved the ball well, and the new tri-
ple option seemed to work. Quarterback Dar-
yon Ruise showed a lot of speed and when he
kept the ball he made some good runs. How-
ever, Ruise had ankle problems early and was
,a little hobbled as the game went on.
Greg Williams continued from where he
left off last season with some big gainers,
:and Hank Farmer, Harold Moore and Ruben
Jackson ran well. Moore also looked good
Catching the ball.
. The game was a little chippy, with both


sides racking up a lot ofpenalties. The varsity
squad only played a little over two quarters
' and the Cats amassed 60 yards in penalties.
These are tie kind of mental' errors that drive
coaches nuts, but could still be expected for
the first game of the season, especially run-
ning a new offense.
The more troubling aspect of the game
from the Wildcats point of view was the
ability -of the Warriors to move the ball up
the middle on BCHS. The big Warrior run-
ning backs bit off five and six yard chunks
of real estate through the middle of the Cat
line. Coach Johns will want to deal with that
before the opener against Union County this
week at Memorial Stadium.
The Cats moved the ball well offensively
throughout the night, but penalties at bad
times continued to haunit them. On their best
offensive drive of the first quarter they pushed
deep into Warriors territory, but costly penal-
ties kept backing then up.
The most impressive strike of the drive
was a 20-yard pass play from Ruise to Har-
old Moore at the Warrior 18 yard line. Moore
ran the ball to the eleven to set up the touch-
down.
The touchdown itself was a nice bit of
trickery. Ruise faked an inside handoff to his
fullback. The Warriors bit and Ruise, walked
untouched into the endzone. The PAT was


wide to the left and
the Cats held a slim
6-0 lead at the end of
the period.
Two worrisome
things happened in
the second period.
The Warriors started
punching the ball up
the middle effective-
ly against the Wild-
cat defensive line.
The second aspect
of the game that de-
fied Wildcat control
was the weather. A
few minutes into the
quarter, lightning was
crackling in the east-
ern sky and the ref-
erees stopped the gam
until the storm passed.


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It took an hour for that to happen and when
the game restarted, lightning struck again
during a long Warrior drive that gave them-
the lead at 8-6. That score held going into the
half.
Bobby Johns decided to hold onto his
starters for at least one more series in the third
period and it paid off. The Wildcats got the
big play they'd been looking for when Moore
cracked a 58-yard scoring run. The conver-
sion was good to give the Cats the 14-8 win.
Sophomore reserve quarterback Kendrick
Sampson ran the offense well with Ruise
slowed by the gimpy ankle.
Coach Johns pulled the. varsity team af-
ter the first series to let JV,get some playing
time. Overall, the Cats got a look at what
they needed to see. The players took the field,
banged heads with another team and executed
on offense. The win was secondary to getting
some, experience at game speed and honoring
Milton Johnson.
SThere were plenty of pluses to build on as
well as some minuses that will be addressed
in practice this week.
The Cats, finished with over 200 yards
rushing for the two quarters and a bit of the
third. They will host Union County at 7:00
pm Thursday not Friday due to Hurricane
Hannah at Memorial Stadium.


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The Wildcats will be taking gain game experience.
on a team in transition this week Hitting the road against the
when theN host the Union Coun- district champion Wildcats
ty Tigers at Memorial Stadium might not be what Zo\w would
Thursday at 7:00 pm. have liked for the first game of
The Tigers had a down year the season. This is particularly
in 2007 and will be hoping to re- true since the Tigers were \ hjte-
gain some of their past glory this w washed last year when the. came
season. to Memorial Stadium. Mel Lee
New Tiger head coach An- and Carlos Holton ran all o\er
drew Zo\ remembers those glo- Union County on the \wa to a
rn \ears of state championships 40-6 victory .
\when he was the Tigers' star \Win or lose on Thursday, Zow
quarterback. He is also excited will want the Tigers to improve
by some of the speed he has at on that poor show ing.
the skill positions.
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as often as possible, even lining
him up at flanker on occasion.
Look for the Tigers to alter-
nate quarterbacks. Chris Alex-
ander is the more experienced
signal caller and a pure passer,
but Alvin Jernigan is a threat to
break a long run as well as dump
off a short pass to top receiver
Brnan Holmes:-.-.
The offensive line is inexpe-
rienced and a source of concern
for Zow. The defense is anchored
by senior S.J. Simmons.
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year under Coach Buddy Nobles,
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TIME 4 By Joey Shook


OUTDOORS)

The second wave of love bugs for 2008 appeared on Wednesday, August
27. As usual, there weren't many that first day. I think they send a few out
to do some scouting before they show up en masse. Think about it. Unlike
the swarms that follow, doesn't that initial wave tend to avoid the teeth of
motorcycle and ATV riders as well as the windshields and other leading surfaces of
vehicles? They have to survive in order to pass on scouting data to the kamakaze waves waiting in the
wings [no pun intended].
I saw the first one, a single, just as I began to clean out the garage. I didn't see a double (happy) love
bug until most of my fishing gear had been isolated and I was beginning to try to do the same with my
hunting related paraphernalia. Funny how the fishing stuff was scattered at or near the garage doors and
the hunting accouterment was buried at the back of the garage or in the dog house (man cave).
By the time I reversed this condition, the love bugs were pretty thick. If I didn't start my nap soon,
The Woman would be home before I got a full one.
Silly me! Everyone knows that you do spring cleaning (i.e.: garage) after turkey season, when it's
time to bring the fishing gear back to the front of the garage. I must have just run out of time last May.
How on earth did I ever get anything done before I retired?
Local Sportsman and His Sons Are Inseparable
At the end of an interview for another column, I asked my in-
terviewee if he knew an area fisherman who might be a source of
information about moon phases and weather and how they affect
when which fish bite or don't bite and when they bed and don't bed
in area waters.
Without hesitation, he said "Talk to Derek Manning. That man
is a fishing machine!"
I called Derek, who lives with his wife and two sons in Cuyler.
We never got around to discussing the kind of technicalities that
I had intended to ask about. It was evident from the beginning of
the conversation that there was a story to be told here about a man
who has a very special relationship with his sons, Austin, 12 and
Kaleb, 10.
"I'm blessed with them because there's nothing that I do that
they don't do with me" he told me. Wife and mother Beth con-
firmed that since they were old enough to go anywhere, they just
had to go with him.
"It was a fishing pole that got Kaleb to walk" [take his first
,,",,,'"""", ,' e steps] Beth said. "Austin got the pole for his birthday, and Ka-
leb got up and walked across the living room floor after it".
Both boys play Youth League football. Austin is a tackle on defense and offense for the Patriots in the
senior division. Kaleb plays for the Lions in the middle
division. He said he's a defensive nose guard
and he runs the ball from the fullback posi-
tion on offense. Both are good players and
love the 'game, but given a choice, they'd
much rather be in the woods or on the water
with their dad.
The bond that the three of them share is
palpable when they interact. Derek is a great
Father first and foremost. But as sports-
men, the three seem more like peers. They i
share recollections of adventures and mis- ,'.
adventures or triumphs and heartbreak the .
way all hunters and fishermen do, regard-
less of age. Derek is the fishing fanatic, but
S1e has also instilled in his sons a passion al i/a, ] lt t 'as
for hunting.
Austin is the turkey hunter. He took his first gobbler when he was five years old. He
killed his first deer, the five point pictured here, at age eight. He's harvested more turkeys than he has
deer. He'can make a yelp vocally that sounds as good as most any device used to reproduce that call.
We made a pact to hunt together at least once next spring. Normally I call-for the younger hunter in that
situation, but this time I think I'd like for Austin to call for me.
Kaleb is already a more accomplished bass fisherman than his brother. He caught his first bass at age
four and the trophy hawg pictured here when he was seven. Adventure seems to seek him and his dad
like the night fishing trip that turned into a mid-morning trip to the emergency room in Starke.
Both fishermen were suffering from dozens of hor- net stings. Both of their heads were swollen
"like marshmallows." Derek had a hook impaled in his thumb from under the
nail through to the thumbprint on the other side. Kaleb and
his dadtell the story of that night as if it
were one of many grand adventures that
they've shared.
Derek, Austin and Kaleb Manning
usually catch a lot of fish. Last June on
a family trip to Lake Santa Fe, they all
caught their limit of bass, including the
seven, five and three pounders pictured'
here. In July they caught 350 speckled
big perch in just a few days on Cres-
cent Lake. That's some fine fishing but
Derek put it all in perspective.
S"When you can be out there with
your sons, it ain't always about how
T~i~leai\ tish vou catch."
Amen


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Wildcats plagued


with flags in kickoff


The Baker High Wildcats
were taking and giving some
pretty hard hits on Friday in the
14-8 Kickoff Classic win over
West Nassau, but the hardest hit
of all was an injury to starting
quarterback Darvin Ruise.
He is doubtful for this week's
home opener with Union Coun-
ty.
Ruise suffered a sprained an-
kle early in the game and had to
sit out most of the second period.
The ankle hadn't responded to
treatment as of early this week,
and it looked more and more as
if sophomore Kendrick Sampson
would start against the Tigers.
That could limit the offense
to some degree. Though Coach
Bobby Johns has a lot of confi-
dence in Sampson, last year's ju-
nior varsity QB doesn't have the
running threat that Ruise poses.
Before he was sidelined with the
bad ankle, Ruise had rushed for
more than 70 yards in the first
quarter alone, including an im-
pressive 30-yard scamper. He
also was throwing the ball well,
connecting with Harold Moore
on a 20-yard pass play that set up
the first score.
Coach Johns gave the game
a mixed review. Though he was
happy that the Cats took a 14-
8 varsity victory, he was not
pleased by the penalties and the
fact that West Nassau ran the up
the middle on them.
"They knocked us off the
football pretty bad, which con-
cerns me probably the most of
all," said Johns.
He credited some of that to
first game fatigue. While they
were fresh, the Cats moved the
ball well and also held the War-
riors in check. But as the game
progressed it was clear that they
got slower and lost intensity.
West Nassau increasingly had
success up the middle and scored
on a long drive after an hour-
'long lightning delay. The Cats
will work on shoring up the line
Sin practice this week.
The coach is also confident
that defender Ethan Munson's
return will help. Munson hadn't
scrimmaged or had any contact
during the spring. He's been re-
covering from a shoulder injury
and will be a big asset to the de-
fense once he gets up to speed.
The penalties also frustrated
Johns. "They always seem to
happen to us," he groused.
Baker High moved the ball
well in the early going and Johns
really wanted a quick score. "It
would have been huge to take
that first drive in for a score;"
Johns said. "It would have been
a great boost for us."
As it was, the Cats waited un-
til the end of the quarter for the
score; an 11-yard scamper by
Ruise..
The Cats ran the ball well with
Greg Williams, Hank Farmer
and Ruben Jackson contributing.
It was Harold Moore, however,
who gave them the big plays.
Moore caught a 20-yard pass
from Ruise to set up the touch-
down and then broke loose for
58 yards to score the winner.
The Cats ran very little of their
triple option package during the
game, concentrating more on the
veer with some success. Johns


doubts that they'll use the whole
package against Union since
Sampson is directing the offense
and the coaches don't want to put
too much on his plate.


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House full of furniture, call for details.
904-945-6432. 9/4p
2001 Keystone Cougar 5th wheel,
29' double slide, excellent condition,
$13,900. 838-0035. 7/24tfc
Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece,
excellent condition. Southern Charm
259-4140. 12/9tfc,
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
1972 Space Craft fiberglass 24' out-
board motor boat and trailer for sale as
is for $750. Please call 904-626-8424.
8/7tfc
Fresh green peanuts, $37 per bushel,
hand picked, washed and graded. Tru-
luck Farms, pick up in Macclenny. 259-
2055. 8/7-9/25p
14' Jon boat with trailer, two live wells,
trolling motor, $450, bush hog $900,
box blade and sprayer, antique wash
stand in excellent condition with bev-
eled mirrors, distressed $250,.antique
dresser $100, preacher's desk $100.
238-7519 or 238-7527. 8/28-9/4p





2002 Honda 400 EX, yellow $2800.
259-1651 leave message. 9/4p
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 6 cyl-
inder $9500. 838-0035. 8/14tfc
1998 Chevy Lumina, low miles on
engine and transmission, cold air,
four door, $1800. 571-0913. 9/4p
1995 Ford Thunderbird, V8, auto-
matic, 123,000 miles, power seats,
windows, good transportation good
tires and brakes, runs great $700.
653-2398 9/4p






Babysitting in my home, all ages
6:00 am until ? Monday-Friday near
125 & 127. 838-2287. 9/4-9/25p
Need hunting club members, still
hunt. Call 259-3580 cell 327-6433.
9/4p ,
Now accepting antique furniture on
consignment. Pieces have to be in
good condition. Call Karin at South-
ern Charm 259-4140. 2/13tfc
Do you have a junk car or truck to
sell or haul off. Call 259-7968.1/10tfc
Art and music lessons in Macclenny
for elementary through middle school
students. Instruction in piano, guitar,
violin, cello and bass. 904-653-1737.
8/28-9/18p
If you are interested in learning how
you can own your own travel website
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YARD SALES
Friday and Saturday, 8:30 am-2:00 pm, Miltondale
down Jerry Circle. Furniture, appliances, clothes,
toys, brick brack, etc. Two family moving sale.
Friday 8:30 am-3:00 pm, and Saturday, 8:30 am-
1nn nm : 144 Snlth fth RSt Insidre sale snnnonred. hv


Woman's Club of Macclenny. All proceeds go to the American Cancer
Society Relay for Life. 259-5888.
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-? Three miles north on 127, passed
bridge on right. Patio furniture, grills, clothes, lots more. Too much
to list.
Saturday, 8:00 am-?, 733 Fox Run Circle. Infant boy clothing 0-12
months, vanity set; dryer, golf clubs, men's clothing 30-36, women's
clothing and scrubs large-extra large, baby and household items, etc.
Multi family, early birds welcome. 653-2315.
Saturday, 8:00 am-1:30 pm, 930 Finley Drive, across from Mac-
clenny Post Office. Furniture and lots of clothes.
Saturday, 8:00 am-noon, old Sanderson Post Office, 9163 CR 229.
Clothing, toys, bedding, furniture and lots more.


Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $50 boarding fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc

Found
Black puppy with red collar found by
middle school. Call to identify. 259-
1651. 9/4






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 truthful-
ness of claims. Respondents should use
caution and common sense before send-
ing any money or making other commit-
ments based on statements and/or prom-
ises; 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
Full time auto/light truck techni-
cian needed. Must have own tools.
Experience with GM products a plus.
ASE certification and dealership expe-
rience a plus. Vacation, health insur-
ance and benefits. Apply in person at
Pineview Chevrolet on US 90.8/21-9/4c
Hairstylist wanted at Cuts-N-Stuff
Beauty Salon in Glen St. Mary. 259-
6735. 7/31tfc
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. 12/6ttc
Experienced HVAC service technician,
must have clean driving record. 259-
8038. 8/28-9/1 1p
West Fraser is currently seeking mill-
wrights and electricians with previous
industrial maintenance experience.
Previous sawmill experience a plus.'
Must be able to pass skills assess-
ment, background check and drug test.
Apply in person 109 Halsema Road S.
Jacksonville, Fl 32220. EEON/DV
8/21-9/4p
Class A trailer mechanic, must have
tools and valid driver's license. 904-
813-4099. 8/21-9/4p
Local home care agency seeking PRN,
RN, OT and a full-time PT. Please call
259-3111 for more information. 4/19tfc








Notice to Readers
.All real estate advertising in this newspaper is
subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes
it illegal to advertise "any preference, limita-
tion or discrimination based on race, color,
religion, sex, handicap, familiar status or
national origin, or an intention, to make any
such preference, limitation or discrimina-
tion." Familial status includes children under
the age of 18 living with parents or legal cus-
todians, pregnant women and people secur-
ing custody of children under 18.
This newspaper will not knowingly accept
any advertising for real estate which is in
violation of the law. Our readers are hereby
informed that all dwellings advertised in this
newspaper are available on an equal oppor-
tunity basis. To complain of discrimination,
call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll
free telephone number for the impaired is
1-800-927-9275.
New home under construction 2 acre
lot, 7 miles north of Glen, 1600+ SF,
HVAC, with garage. Buy now to choose
interior.styles and colors. Priced to sell
in the $180's. Gaines Construction, Inc.
259-7572 or mobile 591-2588.
9/4-9/11p
1997 40x24 doublewide Redmond
mobile home, 2 BR, 2 BA, one acre, new
4" well, septic tank and drainfield, one
mile north of Glen, shown by appoint-
ment only, $79,000 firm. 259-6546 day
or 219-2842 evening. 7/24tfc
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
Need cash? Have land? Sell your land
to me for cash, I will lease back to you,
you can buy back when ready. 904-219-
0480. 8/21tfc
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.
4/1Otfc


Own land? Use the equity. Your land
equity can be your down payment when
building. Ask how. Call 1-800-879-
3132. License #FLCRC-057112.4/1 Otfc
2.89 acres in Macclenny II subdivision,
Unit Ill, on cul-de-sac, partially cleared
$130,000. 613-7759 or 610-9974.
8/21-9/11p
9.39 acres 1 mile north of Sanderson
on CR 229. $103,500. Owner financing
available. 904-813-1580. 1/10tfc
Residential lot 108'x290' on Estate
Street at entrance to Macclenny II,
$59,900. 904-219-0480. 7/24tfc
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
2.18 acres in heart of Glen St. Mary,
close to schools and tennis courts,
mobile homes O.K. $69,900. 904-219-
0480. 7/24tfc
4 BR, 2 BA, brick home with pool on
acre lot in city limits of Macclenny. 393
Jerry Circle, $118,000.. Any.questions
call 486-0918 or 259-8662. 9/4-9/25p
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
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. 4/1Otfc
George buys houses you wanted to
sell, now you need to sell. Cash offers
or terms. 904-219-0480. 7/24tfc
3 acres, high & dry, fish pond, homes
or mobile homes, set-up included,
owner financing or cash discount. 912-
843-8118. 2/22tfc
FSBO. Copper Creek Hills, Unit III,
2 large lots $65,000 each, 1 lot @
$55,000. Owner financing available.
904-813-1580. 1/1 0tfc





3 BR, 2 BA singlewide, no pets, deposit
required, $500/month. 904-545-7688.
9/4-9/11p
3 BR, 2 BA'mobile home like new,$700/
month, first and last, $500 deposit. Glen
area, no pets. 259-2121. 7/24tfc
3 BR, 1 BA home on acre lot in
Sanderson, all electric appliances, vinyl
flooring, $750 security deposit, $750/
month. No indoor pets. 259-3343.
6/26tfc
Prices are low, build new and save
money over renting. Call 1-800-879-
3132. License #FLCRC-057112.4/1 Otfc
3 BR, 2 BA, country home, available
September, $850 .deposit, ,$850/
month. 6285 Bob Kirkland Road. 259-
3519. 9/4p
3 BR & 2 BR mobile homes for rent.
No pets, garbage pickup, water & lawn
maintenance provided, $450-$585.
912-843-8118. 9/4tfc
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home on Y acre
lot, references required, no pets, $650/
month, $500 deposit. 259-5853.
8/28-9/4p
2 BR, 1 BA central H/A, ceramic tile
flooring, $575/month plus security
deposit. Located on South 7th Street,
directly behind First Baptist Church.
904-703-6306. 9/4-9/11p
2 BR, 1 BA duplex apartment with cen-
tral H/A, recently remodeled with large
back yard. Security deposit $550 and
$550/month. No inside pets. Please call
259-3343. 7/31tfc
163 South Boulevard West, Macclenny.
Large 2 BR, 1 BA, tile and carpet floors,
carport and patio, fenced in yard. $900/
month. 904-613-6001. 9/4-9/11p
Mobile homes. 2 and 3 BR, A/C, no
pets, $500-$575 plus deposit. 904-
860-4604. c 3/17tfc
Fire your landlord, build new. Your
payments could be lower than rent.
Call 1-800-879-3132. License #FLCRC-
057112. 4/10tfc
3 BR, 2 BA doublewide for rent or rent
to own, $950/month plus deposit on
2 acres near Taylor, no pets. 904-477-
8995. 9/4p
3 BR, 2 BA with all electric appliances
on large lot in Copper Creek, $1800
security deposit, $1800/month. Please
call 626-8428. 8/21tfc
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home, $350
deposit, $580/month. 259-2787.
9/4-9/11p
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home, central H/A,
no pets, $565/month, first, last plus
$300 deposit. Includes water, lawn ser-
vice and trash. 259-7335. 6/12tfc
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, carpet and
vinyl flooring with garden tub on acre
lot in Sanderson. All electric appliances,
$850 security deposit, $850/month.
Please call 259-3343, 8/7tfc


Crockett Building
Downtown
19 W. Macclenny Ave.

Very. nice conference room
rental by the hour,
half day or day.

Based on availability,
book ahead with deposit

Call 259-5361


2005 Fleetwood 28x64, 3 BR, 2 BA, large
kitchen, $37,000. 904-334-8904.
9/4-9/11p
Must see 2006 triplewide like new Homes,
of Merit sheetrock/tape and textured walls
throughout, 3 BR, 2 BA, large kitchen with
stainless steel appliances,, stepdown den,
with fireplace, foyer and large formal liv-
ing room and dining. Furnishings can be
included and owner is willing to pay a por-
tion of moving expense. Home 912-843-
2727 or cell 904-200-6280. 8/21-9/11p
1999 Skyline 32x80, 4 BR, 2 BA, ask-
ing $59,000 minus $5,000 for moving
expenses, will sell for $44,000. 259-
8000. 8/28-9/18p


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Accounts Pavable/Property Specialist
Clerical accounting work involving a wide
range of duties to support the College's system
of financial resources involving but not limited
to accounts payable, property records
maintenance, subsidiary ledger maintenance
and data entry. High School graduate (or
equivalent) plus three years of business office
experience, one of which is in accounting.
Must be computer literate and experienced in
word processing ahd data spreadsheets. Must
be able to perform manual labor and lift 35 lbs
correctly. Special consideration will be given
to applicants with an associate degree or
certificate in a related area.
Salary: $21,612 annually plus benefits.
Application deadline: September 19, 2008
Cosmetologe Teachine Assistant II
(213 Duty Days)
Cosmetology license plus 2 years of teaching
or work experience. Typing, keeping student
records, ordering materials, maintaining
inventory, assisting instructors in clinic,
preparing and grading exams, collecting fees
and preparing deposits. Special consideration
will be given to applicants with an associate
degree or certificate in a related area.
Salary: $18,589.98 annually, plus benefits
Application deadline: September 19, 2008
College application required. Position details and
application available on the web at:
www.lakecitycc.edu
Inquiries: Human Resource Development
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: (386) 754-4314 Fax: (386) 754-4594
E-mail: boettcherg@lakecitycc.edu
LCCC is accredited by the Southern
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2 BR mobile home in Glen, $175 week-
ly, no deposit, or 3 BR mobile home in
SBaldwin $175 weekly, no deposit. 904-
910-5434, Nextel beep 160*132311*2.
9/4p
2 BR, 1 BA, mobile home, $350
deposit, $580/month. 259-2787.8/28p
3 BR, 2 BA house in Baldwin, $695/
month. 3 BR, 1 BA house in Sanderson,
$695/month. 904-318-9019. 8/28-9/4c
3 BR, 2 BA, no pets, lease required,
$900/month, $700. security deposit.
718 Chipshot or 715 Long Drive for
$825/month. 259-9797. 8/21tfc
Singlewide mobile home in nice neigh-
borhood. First, last month's rent plus
deposit. 259-7766, 910-7273. 9/4p
3 BR, 1' BA home in city, fenced yard,
$750/month, first ard last months rent,
$500 deposit, no smoking, no pets. 904-
813-5558. 9/4p


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3 BR, 2 BA with garden tub, all vinyl home
with 1200 SF'heated, 'one car garage on
-city-lot in Macclenny. All electric appli-. .i
3nces $145,000. Please call 813-1580.
9/4tfc
2 BR, 1 BA house, central H/A with fenced
yard located in Georgia Bend, no pets,
$300 deposit, $600/month. Call Rick 259-
6101. 9/4p
Maxville, 3 BR, 2 BA doublewide, central
H/A, carport, porches, fenced yard, one
acre, no pets, $950/month. 289-7784,
591-1763. 8/28-9/4p
3 BR, 1 BA fenced acre lot, huge garage/
workshop, close to.1-10, $750/month,
first, last, security deposit. Must have
good references. 904-614-6337. 9/4c
3 BR, 2 BA home in rolling Meadows, two
car garage, $1000 deposit, $1150/month.
Contact Webb 408-9146. Monarch
Realty. 9/4p
3 BR, 1 BA home on acre in Macclenny
with all electric appliances, $850 secu-
rity deposit, $850/month. Please call 259-
3343. 9/4tfc



Original price $172,500
Reduced to $139,900
Located in Fox Ridge Estates
in Macclenny.
3 bedroom, 2 bath
with 2 car garage.
Call Tim Combs at 259-2563


Crockett Building
Downtown
19 W. Macclenny Ave.
Office space available

Off street parking
$250 per month, one year lease.
Full building access
including conference room.
Call 259-5361


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Dear Citizens:
I would like to say thank you for selecting me in the August 26th primary, as your candidate for the
general election on November 4, 2008.
With your continued support we will be successful in November and I will begin to make good on
my pledge to treat you with dignity and respect, to be fiscally responsible with your money, and
to be a citizens representative for District 1, as well as a commissioner for all of Baker County by
being responsive to your needs.
Over the next two months I look forward to meeting with many of you to discuss issues that have
an impact on you and your property.
I sincerely thank you for your vote of confidence and I ask you for your continued support.
LEADERSHIP VISION L
COMMITMENT TENACITY
Polical dvertiementpad forandpprovedby Michael Ry rews, Republican, for Counly Commissioner, Disict I.


Beware ofshady


contractors...


(from page 1)
and note the license number to
check it is current and in good
standing by visiting www.My-
FloridaLicense.com or call-
ing (850) 487-1395. Governor
Charlie Crist issued an execu-
tive order declaring a state of
emergency for Tropical Storm
Fay, and according to state law,
unlicensed contracting during a
declared state of emergency is a
felony.
Ask for references and check
each one.
Beware of scams when in-
dividuals ask for all the money
up front or will only accept cash.
Never pay in cash, especially a
large up-front deposit.
Be cautious of writing
checks made payable to indi-
viduals, especially when dealing
with a company.
Get everything in writing,
including a detailed description
of the work to be completed, a
completion date and the total
cost.
Do not sign the certificate
of completion until you are:sat-
isfied with the work done..


Hickman
METAL ROOFIN


Sands Pointe
904-259-0922
from the upper $100's


great value for your money
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first owners full brick 3-2 2,340ft, huge family
room, cherry floor large master & kitchen. On
1 acre. $259,500 (7936 OdisYarborough RD
-Wanda Taylor)
MAXVILLE BEAUTY MLS# 439457 5BR-
2Bath private on 1 acre. Huge kit, family rm +
frpl, master cherry floor, large master. Great
deck & yard. $159,995 (6357 Somerset CT
- Wanda Taylor)
PERFECT LAND MLS# 408378 45.63 acres!
Great for horses & agriculture, CR121 has
older home & 2 rentals close to St. Mary's
Rv. $715,000 (9823 Sierra Gateway -Wanda
Taylor)
JUST REDUCED MLS# 404867 6/3 offers
3001sf, 1 acre lot, commercial kitchen, indoor
utility, fenced back yard & more! $199,000
(8188 County Road 139B- Tammie Gray)
WOODED HM SITE! MLS# 4402701.5 acre
lot next to 4/2 cedar home that is also for
sale. Wont'last long! $54,900 (0000 US 301
Bryceville, FL- Susan Krawczyk)
BUYER NEEDED! MLS# 440263 This 4/2
cedar home offers 1444sf, newer roof, work-,
shop & more! Other lots for sale too! $219,900
(14236 US 301 Bryceville Susan Krawczyk)
COUNTRY LIVING! MLS# 440266 Beautiful
.3/2 offers 2332 sf 1.5 acres, large master suite,
3 car garage, large kitchen & much more! 1
(14301 US 301, Bryceville- Susan Krawczyk)
CLOSE TO IT ALL MLS# 415433 Large single
wide mobile home offers 980sf 3/2 on high
& dry lot, large master suite w/garden bath.
$74,000 (TBD Eagle DR -Tammie Gray)
BRICK BEAUTY- MLS# 441380 Just under:
4 years new, this.4/2 offers 2137sf, side
entry garage, over 1 acre lot, on cul-de-sac.
$299,900 (32238 Settlers Ridge RD Susan
Krawczyk)


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NEW HOMESITE MIS, 4 li05) H'evily Ired i :,: ,:,n
building timeframes, 2400sf, min home, 1 horse per
acre allowed. $299,000 (Lot 20 River Plantation, St.
Augustine -Tammie Gray)
NEW HOMESITE MLS# 416054 Heavily treed lots
no building timeframes 2400sf min home, 1 horse per
acre allowed. $299,000 (Lot 17 River Plantation, St.
Augustine -Tammie Gray)
NEW HOMESITE! MLS# 416048 Heavily treed lots
no building timeframes, 2400sf min home, 1 horse per
acre allowed. $299,000 (Lot 15 River Plantation, St.
Augustine Tammie Gray)
NEW HOMESITE! MLS# 416042 Heavily treed lots
no building timeframes, 2400sf min hpme, 1 horse per
acre allowed. $299,000 (Lot 14 River Plantation, St.
Augustine- Tammie Gray)
NEW HOMESITE! MLS# 416031 Heavily treed lots
no building timeframes, 2400sf min home, 1 horse per
acre allowed. $299,000 (Lot 13 River Plantation, St.
Augustine -Tammie Gray)
NEW HOMESITE! MLS# 416021 Heavily treed lots no
building timeframes, 2400sf min home, 1 horse per acre
allowed. $299,000 (Lot 9 River Plantation, St. Augustine
-Tammie Gray)
NEW HOMESITE!- MLS# 416015 Heavily treed lots no
building timeframes, 2400sf min home, 1 horse per acre
allowed. $299,000 (Lot 8 River-Plantation, St. Augustine
-Tammie Gray)
NEW HOMESITE! MLS# 416006 Heavily treed lots
no building timeframes, 2400sf min home, 1 horse per
acre allowed. $299,000 (Lot 13 River Plantation, St.
Augustine -Tammie Gray).
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building timeframes, 2400sf min home, 1 horse per acre
allowed. $299,000 (Lot 7 River Plantation, St Augustine
-Tammie'Gray)
BREATHTAKING BEAUTY MLS# 445781 All brick
home on 11.72 acres with spectacular in-ground pool,
upgrades throughout a must see! Bring all offers!
$415,000 (13415 Deer Track DR Michael Myers & Kim
Allen)
STUCCO HOME OVERLOOKING PRESERVE MLS#
427473 Beautiful 4BR/2BA overlooking man made lake
and preserve, kitchen has upgraded cabinets & covered
patio. $219,000 (6121 Sands Pointe DR- Diane Izzo)
NEW CONSTRUCTION- MLS# 444732 This 3BR/2BA
charmer sits on a good size lot w/mature oak trees lining
the property. $134,900 (9915 Jefferson AVE Diane
Izzo)
WOODED HOME SITE MLS# 4402691 Acre parcel
next to brick home that's also for sale. Gorgeous trees!
$39,900 (0000 US 301, Bryceville Susan Krawczyk)
NEW HOME SITE! MLS# 434371,434374,434377,434
378 Beautiful new home sites in Macclenny. Build your
dream home in this gorgeous community. Each priced at
$59.900 (1322 Copper Dr, 6093 Copper DR, 6104 Copper
DR & 6108 Copper DR Susan Krawczyk)
GREAT STARTER HOME MLS# 446670 Well main-
tained neighborhood with no through traffic, close to
everything! Nice floor plan w/BR, inside laundry, almost
new appliances & more. $163500 (431 3rd ST North
- Cindy Lee)
IT'S NOT A DREAM! MLS# 423992 The reality is, right
here at your finger tips in this lovely'property with brick
home and brick 4 bay garage and mother in-law, zoned
for horses -1 peracre $775,000 (6294 Burnsed LN
- Margie Margie)


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Concrete stamping and staining
Pavers Landscape Curbing Cool
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Roof replacement
Free estimates
259-7892
9/9tfc.
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Free estimates.
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Mowing, edging, mulching,
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Free estimates
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Inground pools demo
904-445-8836 days
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Home Barn Shed Etc.
Free estimates
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Remodeling Concrete Decks
Privacy Fences
Free Estimates
545-8316
8/14-9/4p
APPLIANCE DOCTOR
Air conditioners Heat pumps
SMajor appliances
24 hour, 7 day emergency service!
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Owner-Operator
259-2124
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New septic systems installation
Existing septic system repair
Water conditioning iron removal
Water-purification
Financing available
259-6934
Providing quality work since 1976
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Over 30 years experience
FREE estimates
904-275-4047 or
904-772-8585
8/28-9/4p
FILL DIRT
Culverts installed
Tim Johnson
259-2536
5/11tfc


PEACOCK PAINTING, INC.
Professional painting
Pressurevwashing
Interior exterior
Residential commercial
Fully insured Locally owned
25 years experience
259-5877
7/28tfc
WILLIAMS AUTO REPAIR
CENTER
Specializing in the locating and
installing of low mileage engines
and transmissions.
Foreign and domestic cars & trucks
All major and minor repairs
259-5149
6/26-12/18c
MACGLEN BUILDERS, INC.
Design / Build
Your plans or our plans
Bentley Rhoden -
904-259-2255


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All types of roofing
Residential Commercial
Licensed and Insured
Free estimates
259-9352
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LLC
Slag or Milling driveways
Brush cutting Land clearing
Debris removal Ponds and more
Licensed and Insured
904-364-8027
904-338-4746
or 259-9711
5/29-12/25p


BACKHOE WORK
Top soil* Fill Dirt* Slag
Culverts Land clearing Demolition
545-7688
8/7-10/30p
PRINTING & FAXING
Black and White & Color
Copies, Custom Business Forms,
Business Cards, Signs, Stickers
and so much more!!!
The Office Mart
S110 South Fifth Street
259-3737
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ANGEL AQUA, INC.
Water softeners --Iron filters
City or well systems
Chlorine Removal
Sales Rentals Service Repairs
Salt delivery
Total water softeners supplies
797 S. 6th Street, Macclenny
259-6672
7/15tfc
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Oils, acrylics, watercolors,
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& much mote!
110 South Fifth Street
259-3737
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ENERGY BUSTER, INC.
*We can lower your electric bill
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, September 4, 2008 Page 14


Player tribute

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fans,former

player excells


FAT LADY
ROBERT GERARD
If you missed the Kickoff
Classic last Friday at Memorial
Stadium, you missed something
fine. It was a very emotional, time
as Coach Bobby Johns updated
the fans on Milton Johnson's re-
covery and the players took the
field with #21 on their helmets.
: Johnson's number and portrait
on an easel on the field really
brought home that there are more
important things in life than a
sporting event. Johnson was lis-
tening from his hospital bed at
Shands and I'm sure he liked the
way the Wildcat varsity pulled
out a 14-8 win in his honor.
I'd also like to congratulate
the fabulous ground crew and his
fabulous grounds crew for get-
ting the stadium ready a week
in advance of the regular season
opener against Union County.
The field looks outstanding. The
grounds crew did an excellent
job and I'm sure that all this rain
we've been having helped some
as well.
: : I've had a lot of sports to watch
this summer with the Olympics
and the Euro 2008 soccer tourna-
ment and all, but I am sure happy
that college football is back in
fuill swing.
: Did you get a chance to see
lonathan. "Bear" Woods this
week playing for Troy State in
its 31-17 win over Middle Ten-
iiessee State?
SWoods, the son of Mark and
Kelly Woods of Macclenny, was
making his first career start for
the Trojans and he had a game
he'll never forget.
The ex-Wildcat led the team
with 14 tackles, three of which
went -for losses and two sacks.
Woods, who is instantly r.ecog- .
nizable with shoulder length red
dreadlocks and a bushy beard,
seemed to be everywhere on the
field.
.As veteran Troy sportswriter
Ricky Hazel called it, "Troy
may have one of the best line-
backer duos in the country," in
Woods and Boris Lee. The latter
is a Lombardi and Butkus Award
candidate, but Woods' perfor-
mance surprised even Hazel.
"I have been around good
groups of linebackers in my
time but Woods and Lee have a
chance to be very special," he
wrote on the Troy website. "For
Woods, the performance was one
for the ages."
He walked on at Troy as a
quarterback and saw action last
year in their loss to Florida, but
has had a great spring practice
and looks ready to dominate for
the two-time SunBelt champs.
S Woods starred at quarterback
and safety for the Wildcats.


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Holland House $799.99
Cannonball Bedroom Group
$53 a month
Includes dresser, hutch mirror,
queen cannonball headboard,
footboard & rails


Captain's Bed with storage $299.99
$27.00 a month
Mattresses also on sale


Rustic Bedroom $399.99
$ 38.00 a month
Includes dresser, mirror,
queen headboard


Louis Philipe Bedroom $699.99
$49.00 a month
Includes dresser, mirror, queen sleigh
headboard, footboard & rails


Transitional Bedroom $899.99
$54.00 a month
Includes dresser, mirror,
queen headboard, footboard, & rails.


4 Drawer Chest $48.00


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