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Title: The Baker County press
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Place of Publication: Macclenny, Fla
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS


aid circulation leader innr of'14 date awardsjorjournalism excellence in 2007


79th Year, Vol. 26 Thursday, October 23, 2008 Macclenny, Florida 500


Countyis


seeking


voice on


portplans

BY JOEL ADDINGTON
Press Staff
When it comes to prepar-
ing for the explosion of com-
merce expected from the Jack-
sonville port's expansion into
Asian markets, Baker County
has been relegated to the back-
ground, literally.
Although the county sends
planner Carolyn Bissonnette
to meetings of the Jacksonville
Seaport and Airport Com-
mittee and the North Florida
Transportation Planning Orga-
nization, she is not permitted
to speak unless asked a direct
question.
"It's a little awkward for
staff," County Manager Joe
Cone said to the Baker Coun-
ty Commission October 20.
"When they hold meetings,
only elected officials get to sit
at the table and speak."
Baker County is a non-vot-
ing member in these planning
groups, but it could have more
influence on discussions if an
elected county commissioner
was seated at the table. Mr.
Cone said such influence was
important in light of the coun-
ty's goal to attract industrial
facilities along 1-10 to support
container traffic.coming from
the port.
A number of key officials
attend the meetings, including
representatives from the Flori-
da Department of Transporta-
tion, the Jacksonville and Nas-
sau County port authorities and
other transportation planning
and funding organizations.
"We need to take a very ac-
tive role in participating," Mr.
Cone said.
To, that end, he presented
the board with a schedule of
monthly meeting dates for the
port committee and transpor-
tation planning organization
and asked if "one of our more
aggressive officials" would be
interested in representing the
county at the meetings.
Although no one volun-
teered immediately, Commis-
sioner Gordon Crews suggest-
ed that other commissioners
could be "on-call" in case the
regular official couldn't attend
a particular meeting.
County commissioners also
discussed the possibility of a
temporary moratorium on im-
pact fees to stimulate building,
and hopefully, put local con-
struction contractors back to
work.
Commissioner Mike Griffis
suggested the idea, which he
said had been tried in another
county. Other board members
favored the idea, as long as
there were deadlines for when
(See page 2)


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A guide to the six amendments


Whether you're voting early, at the polls
or through the mail, don't forget to turn
your ballot over. That's
where Floridians will
have six chances to By
change the, state's con- Joel
stitution on issues like 01
gay marriage, taxes and I Add
immigration.
Of all the numbered Press 'a
constitutional amend-
ments which must amass 60
approval to pass it's Amendment
so-called marriage protection amend
that's garnered the most attention.
It would define marriage as the legal ui U
of only one man and one woman. If pass
the amendment bans gay marriage and ci"
unions, and could lead to legal challenges o
domestic partnerships that are recognized
in a number of Florida's municipalities like
Gainesville and Miami-Dade County, ac-
cording to Florida Trend magazine.
A court challenge of the state's existing
law banning same-sex marriage is what sup-
porters of the amendment fear could happen


ShouldvouEet


without a constitutional amendment protect-
ing the one-man, one-woman marriage defi-
nition.
Amendment 2 is spons -'cYgs2Mar-
riage.org. formerly Fl M i4age.org,
the group that collect s to 650.000
signatures to get th on the ballot.
Some 611.009 sign .rre needed.
The amendme enly citizens' ini-
tative on the No ballot. Four were'..
proposed by the .Ixation and Budget
Reform Commi c another came from


legislator


,Geller, a Democrat
i and other lawmak-
nent 1. which. ironi-
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ved by Florida voters


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a l ren i-'n state in the union with
arF lien land law" on the books.


shot?


Damie Simons registers for aflu shot at the Minute Clinic.
PHIOIn HY KFEI.I.EY LANNIGAN


Proponents of Amendment 1 include 83
state representatives and 39 senators, how-
ever, in a May 2007 vote, 31 members of the
Florida House %oted against striking down
the law.
The remaining four amendments were
recommendations made by the Taxation and
Budget Reform Commission.
Amendment 3 would give property tax
breaks to homeowners who hurricane-proof
their residences or use renewable energy de-
vices like solar panels.
'Ta payers wouldd save about $3.44 million
the'first year if Amendment 3 is approved,
according to estimates from the legislature's
Office of Economic and Demographic Re-
search, and that doesn't include reduced in-
surance and energy costs.
S ,*pother property tax break this one
0 irsservation lands is the subject of
4 dment 4. It would exempt lands under
s0servation easements from all property
Nes. Conservation easements are lands that
property oo ners have agreed not to develop
(See page 5)


sflu season nears, sources and

supplyplentiful; shots good idea
Getting a yearly vaccination for the flu virus has become as
common as going through the car wash.
The vaccine used to be available only through a primary care
physician and often in very limited doses.
Today, more efficient methods of produc-
ing more vaccine and numerous venues of B
accessibility make getting a shot fairly ef-
fortless. Kelley
Flu vaccinations most benefit children,
the elderly and those with compromised im- Lannigan
mune systems due to chronic illness the
people most likely to develop severe com- Press Staff
plications from the flu.
Damie Simons of Macclenny visited the
Minute Clinic in the Macclenny CVS Pharmacy for her shot this
year. Clients register for a shot by entering personal information on a
(See page 14)


3 years


for selling


RX pills

A Macclenn.y woman will
serve a minimum of three years
in state prison after pleading
guilty to trafficking and pos-
session of prescription medi-
cation.
* Tammy Lynn Morris, 48,
received the concurrent sen-
tence during a regular session
of circuit court on October 20.
Following her release from
prison, Ms..Morris will be on
drug-offender probation ten
years. Judge Phyllis Rosier
also ordered a $50,000 fine
and $300 repaid as the cost of
Sinvestiga-
tion.
T h eMi
defendant
was arrest-
ed in July,
2007 fol-
lowing a
controlled
buy by the
sheriff's
depart Tammy Morris
ment dur-
ing which she sold 25 Lorcet
pills for $100 to a confidential
informant. The sale took place
at her north city residence.
Ms. Morris has a prior crim-
inal record of offenses ranging
from drunk driving, to battery,
assault and growing marijua-
na.
In other sentencing to state
prison,.Reginald McCray will
serve two years less 125 days
already spent in' county jail
after his plea this week to mul-
tiple counts of possession and
sale of cocaine.
SRobert Earl Kish Jr. admit-
ted to violating a four-year
probation imposed earlier
this year, and was sentenced
(See page 2)


Non-profit

status okayed

forjailboard

BY JOEL ADDINGTON
Press Staff
It took more than a year, but
the Baker Correctional Devel-
opment Corporation (BCDC)
is now an official non-profit
organization in the eyes of the
Internal Revenue Service.
In September 2007, BCDC
officials submitted an appli-
cation for what's known as
501(c)(3) status from the IRS.
The application was recently
accepted, said Danny Thomas,
the project manager for the new
jail and sheriff's office com-
plex being built by the corpora-
tion, and it will give the BCDC
a number of tax advantages.
For instance, BCDC will
not pay property taxes on the
90-plus. acres it owns just north
of Macclenny off CR 228.
The' newly-minted nonprofit
can also accept tax-deductible
charitable donations.
"Anything that's worth
money we can now take," Mr.
Thoams said after sharing the
good news with BCDC board
members at their October 15
meeting. He said the non-profit
designation came just in time
for the BCDC's upcoming fi-
nancial audit by LBA Finan-
(See page 4)


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construction projects had to be
finished.
"I thifik its a great idea," said
Commissioner Julie Combs. "I
voted against impact fees any-
way."
Coordinating a moratorium
among the county, the City of
Macclenny and the Town of Glen
St. Mary would boost any poten-
tial impact on local employment,
said Mr. Crews.
"That would make a huge dif-
ference," he said.
, The board also approved the
following measures:
Giving the Emmanuel
Homeless and Outreach Minis-
try $1700 for computer acces-
sories for the organization's af-
ter-school tutoring and mentor
program. The equipment will
also be used in a job training
and life skills.program to help
ex-convicts returning to society.
Bids for a $22,000 pneumat-
ic roller from Ring Power and a
$15,380 front-end loader rake
from Industrial Tractor.
Bids for new construction
or rehabilitation of eight homes
using about $328,000 in state
grant funds.
The union contracts for road
department and EMS workers.


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portation October 27 at 3:30 on
the county's request for a traffic
variance for 1-10 to accommo-
date industrial development.
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clude discussions on priorities
for the $125,000 budgeted for
road resurfacing, county em-
ployees' health insurance and
the ongoing construction of St.
Mary Shoals Park. The meeting
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to 15 months in state prison.
Court records show he violated
the probation for child abuse
and battery by changing his
residence from Macclenny to
Taylor without notifying a pro-
bation officer, failure to make
court cost payments and failure
to observe house arrest.
Mr. Kish will get 182 days
credit for time already served in
county jail.
Kenneth Newton was given
one year and one day in jail in
return for a plea to felony driv-
ing without a license, and a
similar sentence will be served
by Terry Shunk after his guilty
plea to burglary, grand theft and
criminal mischief.
Mr. Shunk was arrested in
August of this year for burglary
of a vehicle parked at the Moose
Lodge in Macclenny, and theft
of a laptop computer. He will
get credit for 142 days served
in county jail and placed on pro-
bation for two years following
release.
Jessie Ray Norman will


Fine in case
A former employee of the
Baker County Standard news-
paper was ordered to pay $1500
restitution for destroying stored
computer data when he removed
equipment from the downtown
Macclenny office in January of
this year.
Wayne S. Carr, 65, of Mac-
clenny agreed to the settlement
as part of a pre-trial interven-
tion finalized this week. It was
made public in circuit court on
October 20, and allows Mr. Carr
to avoid prosecution for felony
criminal mischief.
Mr. Carr, a longtime news-
paper employee, removed three
computers and operating sys-
tems belonging to him when he
and other employees quit in late
January shortly after Laviece
Smallwood took over as chair of
the newspaper's governing board
from Tim Starling, former Baker
County school superintendent.
Ms. Smallwood filed a crimi-
nal complaint the following
month, alleging that Mr. Carr
destroyed vital financial and
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STHE Lettersto the Editor...


BAKERCOUNTY Says Chadwick did not


PRESS deserve 20-year sentence
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Dear Editor:
I did not know James [Chad-
wick sentenced last week
for DUI manslaughter] very
long, but in the time that I have
known James we have become,
like brothers. So everyone talk-
ing trash needs to get their facts
straight about James, because
all of us have drank and driven
before and this unfortunate acci-
dent could have happened to any
one of us.
So before saying he-deserves
a death sentence or that he got
what he deserved people need to
think about themselves or one of
their loved ones who has drank
and driven in the past.
Do you think that you or one
of your loved ones would de-
serve the same penalty? I was
involved in the case and I haVe
the facts about James and all the
girls, and I am not saying James
is completely innocent, but nei-
ther are the girls involved in the
accident.
He did deserve a few years
in prison but he did not deserve
what he got.
If he deserves to serve time, so
do the girls, but instead they did
not even get as much as a slap on
the hand. The cops found drugs
and alcohol in the girls' car and
they admitted to not wearing seat
belts. They were speeding, it was
also proven they lost control of
their car while rolling a joint. It
dropped and caused them to lose
control of the car,. but they did
not even get so much as a ticket.
Summer Heirs went to the


state attorney a week before
James was supposed to go to
trial and admitted to the state at-
torney that she was rolling the
joint. Neither James' lawyer or
the state attorney was going to
use this in the trial, even though
there was a signed and notarized
statement from her.
The Florida Highway Patrol
found the drugs and alcohol in
the car. For some reason, infor-
mation on what was found in the
car was lost or hidden, but we
have copies of what they tried to
make disappear.
James' friends and loved ones
want to know why he was made
to suffer; he was told it was a
political thing now. If that is our
justice system in Baker County,
how is it so justice?
In Baker County your name
is what gets you out of trouble,
and if it is not your last name
it is whom your family knows.
God forbid if your not a Combs,
Heirs, Nobles or any other high-
named person in Baker County
you are a nobody and God forbid
what may happen to you.
So to all of you talking trash
about James, if you still feel like
he deserves more than what he
got [20 years] you know where
you can go and I will tell you
how to get there fast!
For all who know James and
are by his side, just know we are
still fighting and we will not give
up, no matter what!
George Koehler
Marcc'ennv


Praise for citizens,firemen

Swho helpdsave herpooch
Dear Editor:
On Saturday I visited Macclenny and had my ten-plus year old dog
Ali' with me.
I met many delightful people while enjoying the town. I went into
CVS and left the windows down in the car, thinking my pooch would
be comfortable. When I returned in 30 minutes, her tongue was hang-
ing from her mouth and she was very unresponsive.
I grabbed her from the car and ran her into CVS for bottled water.
Being so frantic, I did not return with my purse to purchase the water.
Donald Thigpen came to the rescue and bought the water. Two of the
CVS staff, Donald, and another unknown citizen began helping me
cool Ali' off and administer water in small amounts. Donald Thigpen
S suggested we take her to the city fire department and a member of the
CVS took my keys to start the air conditioner in my car.
Mr. Thigpen showed me the way to the City of Macclenny Fire
Department where I was greeted by Jason Fischer, Caleb Bedell, and
Wayne Chiasson with sympathy and quick response to administer oxy-
gen and more water. Wayne had just finished his shift. He called the
nearest emergency veterinarian clinic in Orange Park. Caleb Googled
the directions to the clinic.
I was so distraught; Wayne Chiasson drove me to the clinic in Or-
ange Park where they did not find Ali' to be in grave danger. Either she
had had a seizure or the great aid of the Macclenny citizens and the fire
department had prevented her problem to become more severe.
Two lessons were learned from this visit: even if the windows are
liberally down in the car and the weather is mild, do not ever leave
your pet in the car, even for a short time. Lesson two the town of
Macclenny has wonderful, caring people who readily come to the aid
of a stranger. It makes one realize the quality of life in Macclenny is
off the charts in today's busy society.
Once again, thank you to all that helped Ali' and me. I am looking
forward to visiting again and would definitely put Macclenny high on
my list for places to retire!
Janet Brinko
St. Marys, GA


Presidential race now tiresome


after beginning on a lofty level
There's an old cliche that familiarity breeds con- on his eloquence and style and less and less on
tempt. I'm not so sure that is true in all cases, but substance. His speeches took on a kind of nebulous
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it certainly is in this presidential campaign. This has


been the longest and most expensive
Campaign in history and if it were to
go on much longer I would probably
Swind up hating both these guys and
Voting for Ralph Nader or one of the
other dozen loonies on the ballot.
I went into this campaign feeling


g nibircsedy tilauq t


MY SIDE OF

THE MATTER
ROBERT GERARD


pretty good about the country. After
all, I liked both candidates and thought that whoever
won the election, the country would benefit.
I'd always been a John McCain fan up until this
election. I liked that he stood up for his beliefs in the
SSenate and voted his conscience no matter whose
feathers it ruffled. He was a moderate who put the
country before his political party and just might be able
to foster some bipartisan thinking in legislative branch
if elected.
Barack Obama was a newcomer who wasn't part of
Sthe Washington establishment. He was an orator and
| I use his eloquent keynote speech to the 2004 Demo-
Scratic Convention in my college speech class. Some-
Stimes an election just calls out for change change
Sof any kind and Obama offered that. He also was
the first candidate since Robert Kennedy to truly excite
young people and get this generally apathetic genera-
Stion interested in the political process.
Then the campaign began.
It started incredibly early, and has been going on in
earnest for 18 months. In other words, neither of these
| senators have been doing the job they were elected to
Sdo for over a year and a half. They should have to give
Back their salaries because they are never in Wash-
' ington.
At first, both candidates pledged to avoid negative
campaigning and had nice things to say about each
Other. Then, as the race for the Republican and Demo-
Scratic nomination heated up, so did the rhetoric. They
Began calling each other names. They began calling the
other potential nominees in their own party names.
Senator McCain's positions began to subtly change
when the media focused on the fact that the conserva-
tive Republican base was very hesitant to support him.
His speeches became more and more un-McCain-like.
SHe sounded more like a traditional Republican candi-
Sdate and less like the "maverick" he claimed to be.
Soon, the "maverick" had pretty much disappeared
Sand we could have just as easily have been looking
at and listening to Mitt Romney or Fred Thompson as
A John McCain.,
While John McCain became "more and more,"
Senator Obama became "less and less." He focused


without a lot of details as to how that
hope was going to make change re-
ally come about. It seemed as if the
idea was, "If we don't tell them a lot
about where we really stand then we
won't make people mad."
I started to become disgruntled.


I wanted the old John McCain who I
had always liked and admired. I wanted Barack Obama
to live up to his limitless potential.
Instead, the campaign was beginning to look a lot
like 2004.
It got even worse when the pair chose vice presi-
dential nominees. Sarah Palin? Come on. If you want-
ed to pick a qualified, experienced Republican woman
to appeal to the disgruntled Hillary Clinton supporters,
what about Kay Bailey Hutchison? She could step in
at a moment's notice and be president. The choice of
Sarah Palin absolutely negated McCain's main argu-
ment about Barack Obama that he was too inexpe-
rienced to be president.
The choice of Joe Biden was less troublesome be-
cause he is avery smart guy. But he also makes mod-
erates to conservatives cringe. He is the liberal poster
boy of the Democratic Party and his choice alienated
18 million people who had voted for Hillary Clinton.
I'm not a Hillary Clinton fan for a lot of reasons. But
even I realized that in this election year that an Obama/
Clinton ticket would be unbeatable. They just couldn't
get over the name-calling and negativity of the run up
to the convention.
Once the veeps were in place the negative cam-
paigning got even worse. Palin and Biden proved to be
pit bulls. Palin rallies took on a circus-like atmosphere
and if you listened to some of the stuff being yelled
from the crowd it was scary. "Terrorist," "Traitor,"
and even "Kill him," came out of the crowd without the
candidate doing anything to tamp down the rhetoric.
It wasn't quite as bad from Biden, but he too was
pretty tough on the McCain/Palin ticket, bringing up
McCain's rather hazy involvement with the Keating
Five scandal some years back.
I got more and more depressed. The debates gave
us some specifics on where the candidates stood and
Saturday Night Live's lampoon of the candidates, par-
ticularly Tina Fey's spot-on imitation of Sarah Palin,
were a nice relief to the negative ads.
I am ready for this to be over and done no matter
who wins the election.
How about you?


Socialism will destroy initiative


Dear Editor:
Mr. Addington's comments in
his column "McCain, GOP will
get blamed" are clearly indica-
tive of his political persuasion.
I am very thankful he has
the right at this time to express
his sentiments as he sees
them. Soon there will be an
awakening to the truth of what
a socialist agenda and far left
liberal philosophy .cn do to the
"American Dream."
The redistribution of wealth
by government edict will
destroy the desire and initia-
tive of all who aspire to better
their lives through hard work
and entrepreneurship. We have
become a nation of people who
look to the central government
for all our needs. We are not
bread winners, but dependents
of .Uncle Sam who wait for the
next handout.
That makes us extremely


Doubts Powells trustworthiness


Dear Editor:
Citizens including Democrats, Independents
and Republicans, need to look very closely at the
upcoming presidential election. The national news
media, not the citizens, are actually choosing the
next president.
Saturday night on a Fox News panel, they ad-
mitted they followed controversies, not the issues,
because they were more fun and interesting!
Can you imagine controversy being more news-
worthy than the important issues facing our nation?
That's a shame!
We have lies and misleading statements from
both sides. However, statements by Colin Powell
over the weekend prompted me to write this letter.
I have read his book and respected his work and
views for years, but his endorsement of Mr. Obama
cast some doubt on his trustworthiness.
Weeks ago, he released a statement that he would
not endorse either candidate and felt both could do a


good job. On Sunday, he endorsed Obama.
A few weeks ago, Obama had a good lead in the
polls. In the last few days, McCain narrowed the
gap and Powell endorsed Obama. Is race overturn-
ing his original judgement and party affiliation? I
pray this is not the reason, but the appearance is
there.
No matter what the news media says, statements
by Obama in his book Dreams of My Father prove
to me that he is racist and more Muslim than Chris-
tian. We don't need racists, black or white, in the
White House.
I'm neither for nor against any political party, and
my intention is to bring out what our news media
is doing to our election process. I am a registered
Democrat, and have been for many years (you can
check with the elections supervisor's office).
W.C. McCook
Glen St. Mary


vulnerable. We have given up
our independence. Charles
Barkley said the poor were here
50 years ago and they are still
here today. The Democrats have
been promising them a help-
ing hand out of their dilemma
for their vote and they are still
poor.
When Mr. Obama promises
to give 95 percent of Americans
a tax cut, and fails, to mention
that 40 percent actually pay no
tax, he deceives the electorate
with rhetoric. Joe the Plumber's
business will be subsidizing the
checks going out to the 40 per-
cent not paying taxes. How does
that encourage Joe to expand
and grow?


Signs, flags, Sa

Dear Editor:
We have property on 228 and
placed McCain-Palin signs there,
along with American flags and a
statue of Uncle Sam, a gift from
our son.
On October 10, vandals cane
onto our property to remove our
large McCain-Palin sign, bent
and threw our smaller signs and
knocked over our American
flags. No damage was done to
Democrat signs along the three
adjacent properties on 228.
Last Saturday, thieves came
onto our property and stole our
Uncle Sam.
It appears the opposing party
and Obama supporters can't win
with honesty and issues. They'd
rather steal and damage my per-
sonal property and try to intimi-
date me!
This is not a socialist nor com-
munist country. America still of-
fers freedom to its citizens and I
still have my First Amendment


There are issues of gun con-
trol, right to life, national health
insurance, foreign policy, and
character associations on the
dark side that beg explana-
tion from Mr. Barack Hussein
Obama. If he is elected, we
will see in four years shock-
ing changes in our religious
freedoms, national wealth, free
speech, and the right to defend
ourselves and property. It will
tear at the very fabric of who
we are as a people. Sometimes
change for the sake of change is
a dangerous proposition and we
will reap exactly what we sow.
Mike Yarborough
Macclenny


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rights. No one has a right to de-
stroy and steal my property.
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Jail board non-


Membersgetfirst look

(from page 1)
cial. a Jacksonville firm experienced in nonprofit
accounting.
LBA is collecting information for an audit of
the BCDC's 2007-08 financial statements and will
also brief BCDC staff on the do's and don't of be-
ing a nonprofit entity.
"It comes with a lot of rules," said Mr. Thomas.
And although the BCDC can now buy construc-
tion materials tax free, staffers agreed to-continue
using the county's tax identification number for
purchasing, a arrangement reached with the county
last summer. Mr. Thomas and Allan Wooden of
Ajax Building Corp. which is constructing the
new complex said the system in place now has
worked well and there's no reason to change it.
Board members also got their first look at the
master plan for the site, which shows the position
of the new jail and sheriff's office, new county
administration building and three other sites that
presumably could be sold for commercial develop-
ment. The board unanimously approved adding a
legal description of the property to the map and
making the resulting document the BCDC's offi-
cial master plan, which can be amended later as the
board sees fit.
Mr. Wooden of Ajax also offered the board an
update on the project's construction saying that all
indicators hours worked, scheduling and billing
show the new jail and sheriff's office complex


-profit status


at tract masterplan

is about 50 percent complete.
"We plan to be under-roof on all major buildings
by the end of the year," he said.
The board also gave Mr. Thomas the author-
ity to negotiate with County Manager Joe Cone
for terms of a $370,000 loan from county reserves
to upgrade water and sewer utilities at the 90-plus
acre property.
The upgrade will increase line capacities to ser-
vice the new jail and other future development on
the site like the new county administration build-
ing.
Mr. Thomas said the alternative was to pay the
City of Macclenny about $357,000 in capacity fees
over the next two years. However, in that instance,
the city could use the money to increase capacity
anywhere in the city it might be needed, not neces-
sarily at the BCDC site.
But by funding the improvements itself up front,
Mr. Thomas said BCDC could guarantee the mon-
ey was spent to improve water and sewer flow at
its site.
Once complete, the improvements will make
property more valuable, particularly the land re-
served for commercial development. The nonprofit
intends to sell that land to pay off some of the $45
million in bonds borrowed to build the new jail
complex.
"It's going to enhance property values and pro-
vide better service to the northern part of the city,"
Mr. Thomas said of the upgrade.


Raffle benefited

inju red Wildcat
Raffle winner Levi Pipkins shows off
a pair of Florida[Georgia tickets he
received from the Sports Shak in Mac-
clenny. The raffle was held during the
Baker County High School homecomn-
ing game October 17. Mr. Pipkins also
received his choice of a hat and two
shirts fiom the Sports Shak as well as
$100 in gais fi'on Moody s Chevron Sta-
tion. The raffle raised $6185 for the
family of injured Wildcat team member
Milton Oshay Johnson. The lucky win-
ner is pictured here with Baker County
Middle School student Mason Mobley.
"I was excited to win, but the important
thing is the money raised for the family.
That was the main purpose," said Mr.
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18 near the intersection of US 90
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Deputy Michael Hauge said
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The officer said Mr. Gibson was
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home from Palatka.
He also told the deputy he had
been drinking all day.
In other arrests, these for mis-
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and was also charged with hav-
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Deputy Ben Anderson
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near CR 125 and Madison in
north Glen St. Mary the evening
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call about reckless driving on
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Cpl. Anderson said he got be-
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A guide to the amendments...


(from page 1)
and keep in their current state.


The amendment
would also allow the
legislature to create
a new classifica-
tion for conserva-
tion land that would
qualify'for a tax
reduction similar
to the greenbelt tax
breaks offered on
agricultural lands.
If it passes, Flor-
ida Trend cautions
that it could adverse-
ly impact smaller
rural counties like
Baker because a
significant amount
of conserved land
would be removed
from the tax rolls.
However, un-
like the government
purchasing land and
having to assume the
cost of maintaining
it, the amendment
would encourage
the private sector to
conserve land and
maintain it them-
selves.
Amendment 6


offers a tax break owners of "working waterfront"
businesses like marinas, boat yards and commer-


Can't get to the polls on November 4?
Then vote early or vote by absentee ballot. It's super
easy.
*Early voting began October 20 and will continue at the
Supervisor of Elections Office, 32 N. 5th St. Suite A, from
8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday until November
1.
More than 800 people had already voted early as of Octo-
ber 21, said Supervisor of Elections Nita Crawford.
Bring picture identification like a drivers license, state
identification card or military ID when voting early.
Probably even more convenient is voting in the comfort of
your own home by requesting an absentee ballot be mailed
to you. Any registered voter can do so for a specific election
or all elections in the current calendar year.
The request can be made in person at the elections of-
fice, by mail, by calling 259-6339 or via the Internet at www.
bakerelections.com.
Only the voter or a designated member of his or her im-
mediate family or legal guardian can request an absentee
ballot for the voter. Immediate family means the voter's
spouse, parent, child, grandparent, or sibling.
.'Completed absentee ballots must be returned to the elec-
tions office in person or by mail no later than 7:00 pm on
election day to be counted. Ballots will not be accepted at a
polling place.


cial fisheries.
The tax reform
commission pushed
for the amendment
because under cur-
rent policy those
properties are val-
ued for tax purposes
at their "highest and
best use," which is
typically high-rise
condominium de-
velopment.
The amendment
bases tax assess-
ments of working
waterfront proper-
ties on their current
use, not their high-
est and best use.
Amendment 8
would give county
voters the ability to
impose a local sales
tax to supplement
community college
funding. Any taxes
approved by county
voters would stop
after five years un-
less reauthorized by
voters.


Stabs another student with needle


A 15-year-old student at Bak-
er County Alternative School al-
legedly stabbed a younger class-
mate with a needle for teasing
him on the school bus the after-
noon of October 10.
The school's principal John
Staples reported the incident
four days later, saying that the
suspect, who is from Macclen-
ny, found a pencil with a sewing
needle attached to it and "poked"
the 11-year-old victim in the side
with it. The victim admitted to
taunting the older boy as well.
The younger child reported
the stabbing to his mother when
he got home and she contacted
the school. Mr. Staples said the
suspect wasn't identified until
the following Tuesday, when the
sheriff's department was con-
tacted.
A misdemeanor battery
charge was filed with the state
attorney's office.
In another incident involving
a juvenile this week, a 14-year-
old Sanderson girl allegedly
got into a fight with her mother
while they drove down S. 8th St.
about 7:30 the evening of Octo-
ber 19.
SThe 32-year-old mother said
her daughter was hitting her
younger brother in the family
vehicle, and after being told to
stop, struck her in the back of the
head while driving. Ms. Jackson.


Couple is


injured in


I-10 wreck

An Atlanta couple was seri-
ously injured when their west-
bound car went out of control on
Interstate 10 west of Sanderson
the afternoon of November 19
and was struck by a semi-truck
following them.
Heather M. Lewis, 25, was
at the wheel of a 2005 Toyota
that veered off the pavement of
the inside lane, then spun clock-
wise in the grass median before
returning to the roadway in the
path of the truck.
The semi driver, Jose Plaza,
45, of Wesley Chapel, Fla. was
unable to avoid the collision and
his cab struck the right side of
the Toyota just behind the front
passenger door, according to
K.M. Boatwright Jr. of the Flor-
ida Highway Patrol.
The semi veered to the left
and jackknifed into the median.
The interstate was closed in both
directions following the 5:00 pm
accident while Ms. Lewis and
Dean Lewis, also '25, were air-
lifted from the scene to Shands
Jacksonville..
The trooper said charges were
pending further investigation as
to why the Toyota left the road-
way. Mr. Plaza and the Lewises
were all wearing seat belts.


stopped the vehicle and got out
on the 400 block of S. 8th where
the two began fighting.
The daughter was arrested.
Also this week:
Amanda Chesser, 31, of
Sanderson filed a complaint al-
leging battery by two other fe-
males the evening of October
9. The victim said she first was
going to "just let it go," accord-
ing to Deputy Ben Anderson's
report, but five days later con-
tacted police.
Ms. Chesser said Jennifer
Manning, 33, of Glen St. Mary
and Veronica Manning, 31, of
Sanderson flagged her down on
CR 139-before exiting their ve-
hicle and hitting her in the face.
She added that both women con-
tinue to drive past her residence
yelling at and taunting her.
Battery charges were for-
warded to the state attorney.
Carl Rhoden, 26, of Sander-
son was arrested for trespass at a
residence on Walter Davis Lane
the evening of October 14. He
was warned the previous day by
a deputy not to come back to the


Glen St. Mary property without
the company of law enforcement.
The night of his arrest, Mr. Rho-
den refused to gather his belong-
ings and leave the residence and
was taken to county jail.
A charge of violating a do-
mestic violence injunction was
filed with the state attorney
against Darnell Lee Jr., 26, of
Sanderson after he allegedly
made contact with Tamica Lee
at her Dolphin Street residence
the evening of October 18 in
violation of the court ordered
injunction.

Democratic rally
A Democrat Party rally has
been set for October 25 from
3:00 6:00 pm at the Jones-
ville Park in Sanderson. Come
out and join us for an evening of
excitement.
The event is being sponsored
and financed by some of the
Democratic Citizens of Sander-
son. For more information please
call Phillip Jefferson .275-2887
or Marva Williams 868-8604.


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Early Voting
Mon., October 20th-Sat., November 1st
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.'at the S.O.E. office.


Absentee Ballots
October 31 is the last day absentee ballots
can be mailed.
Request an absentee ballot by:
Calling the S.O.E. office: 259-6339
E-mail: vote@bakercountyfl.org
Fax: 259-2Y99
Include your name, date of birth, address, and'telephone number


Identification Needed
All you need is a picture ID.
with signature.
* A Florida Drivers License
*A Florida ID
* United States Passport
* Debit/Credit Card
" Military ID
SStudent ID
* Retirement Center ID
* Neighborhood Association ID
* Public assistance ID (Social security
or other social services)


If you did not receive a
sample ballot
by mail they are available
at the S.O.E. office:


Registration Books
Closed October 6 for
New Registrations.
Those who have never
registered to vote before or
those who were registered in
another state.
If you' were registered in
another County in the State of
Florida this is an address change. To
get a registration form for address
change call the S.O.E. office at 259-
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Three persons were arrested
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ing involved in fights.
Elick Griffis, 21, of Mac-
clenny was reportedly fighting
with a brother at an address
off Woodlawn Cemetery Rd.
about 1:30 am on October 18.
Witnesses told Deputy Patrick
McGauley that Mr. Griffis ran-
sacked a residence, overturning
a television and table, and also
broke out a window of a pickup
parked in the yard.
Mr. Griffis continued to curse
and yell while being questioned.
In a similar case, David Kin-
ley, 28, of Macclenny was ar-
rested after he refused a request
by Sgt. Thomas Dyal to return
to his residence off Honeysuckle
Lane near Glen St. Mary.
The officer was called to the
scene about 10:45 pm on Octo-
ber 15, and saw several persons
fighting in the roadway when he
drove up. Mr. Kinley was stag-
gering and yelling, and complied
with Sgt. Dyal's request, only to
return to a neighbor's and con-
tinue arguing.
SDeputy Ben Anderson ar-
rested Christopher Johns, 23, of
Macclenny the evening of Octo-
ber 19 after finding him unre-
sponsive and partially hanging
out the driver's side window of
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, October 23, 2008 Page 6


Back-up power for election's office -just in case...
A $15,000 generator was installed at the Supervisor of Elections office October 8 in preparation for the November 4 election.
County Manager Joe Cone said legislation passed by the state in response to power outages in South Florida during the Novem-
ber 2006 election required the office to have back-up power. '
Pilo ro H Jol. ADDINGTON




Man steals ex-wifes car


A Macclenny man who alleg-
edly stole his ex-wife's car in the
early morning hours of October
14 was arrested in Jacksonville
on an unrelated charge only
hours after the theft.
A warrant for grand theft auto
was issued in Baker County for
Terry Jones, 24, of south CR
125 soon after Deputy Ben An-
derson learned Jennifer Acton's
1999 Honda Civic was the same
vehicle towed by Jacksonville
Sheriff's Office in an incident
on E. 32nd Ave. about 4:00 am.
Ms. Acton reported the ve-
hicle stolen about 5:45 pm and
said she suspected that it was her
ex-husband, Mr. Jones, who had
taken it without her permission
early that morning.
,.A another stolen vehicle' as
recQvered on the north side of
1-10 near CR 125 just after mid-
night October 19. The abandoned
Jeep Wagoneer was carjacked
about 2:00 am the previous day
in Madison County, Fla.
A purse stolen from Cottage
Gifts and Consignment on W.
Mclver St. was also recovered
and the thief arrested October
14 after the store's owner iden-
tified Thomas White, 49, with a
St. George address, as the per-
petrator.
Onwer Melanie Watson said
about 12:45 she saw Mr. White
enter the store with a bag, leave,
come back, and then exit with
something in the bag that made
it look bigger.
When Deputy Mike Hauge
made contact with the suspect,
he searched the bag and found
a purse priced at $8.99. Mr.
Thomas. said he paid for the item
until the deputy told him that
store records showed the purse
had not been purchased.
He admitted to the theft and


was taken to county jail.
In another theft, Kayla Lin-
ton, 18, of Macclenny was caught
by Wal-Mart security personnel
attempting to leave the store on
CR 228 with about $55 in stolen
merchandise October 14 about
3:30 pm.
When confronted by Deputy
Hauge, Ms. Linton admitted
stealing the items, which includ-
ed clothes, makeup and body
spray.. She was released and a
charge of petty theft was. for-
warded to the state attorney.
Deputy Erik Deloach filed
burglary and theft charges with
the state attorney against 18-
year-old Timothy Hakes of Mac-
clenny October 16 after he ad-
mitted to taking a bicycle from
9263 Jimmy Ln.
The bike's owner, John Ge-
reshenski, said he came home
from work and noticed the bicy-
cle missing from inside his resi-
dence as well as $15 in change.
His children recovered the bike
from woods nearby where they
saw Mr. Hikes drop it off earlier
in the day.
Leroy Greene reported a
electric GE stove, valued at $400,
was taken from his vacant rental
house at 20589 Frank Combs
Circle in Sanderson sometime
during the two weeks prior to
October 13.
A 15-year-old student at
Baker County High School re-
ported a wallet stolen from her
purse as she worked on a home-
coming float October 14. The
wallet included about $100 in
cash as well as a debit card and
license.
John Grimm of Richmond
Homes reported the theft of a
range, washer and dryer, total-
ing about $1400 in value, from a


home construction site at 11781
E. Huckleberry Trail in Mac-
clenny October 16.
David Davis, principal of
Baker County Middle School,
told police several doors and
windows were vandalized to
gain entry into school offices
where money and food was tak-
en October 12. Video recordings
from the school showed a white
male walking around during the
time of the break in.
Patrick Sykes reported a flat
screen TV valued at $700 was
taken from a shed at his resi-
dence at 7230 Southern States
Nursery in Macclenny October
19.


4 more suspended licenses

Four motorists found them- learned his driver's license had Deputy Claude Hui
selves in county jail last week, been suspended five times for Ms. Parker, at the wh
the result of driver license viola- failure to pay. 2005 Ford pickup regi
tions discovered after they were 'Mr. Bijeaux was arrested for her name, nearly collie
stopped for traffic and other vio- the license violation and resist- a second vehicle when
lations. ing arrest by initially giving eastbound into the int(
John Bijeaux, 33, of Sander- Deputy Walker a false name. with South Fifth mome:
son was arrested late on October Pamela Belfour, 39, of Mac- She initially gave t
13 in the parking lot of the Mac- clenny was arrested in the early and .birth date of a si:
clenny Wal-Mart after he alleg- morning hours of October 17 af- has a license, then adm
edly followed another vehicle on ter she backed her 1998 Dodge had no license. Deputy
Interstate 10 and attempted three van into another vehicle in the learned her Florida ID
times to run it off the road with parking lot of the Amoco station suspended five times f(
his 1996 Ford pickup truck. at US 90 and Sixth St. to pay and appear in co
An occupant of the second Deputy Randy Davis learned Ms. Parker was bo
vehicle, Tina Hance, 26, of that Ms. Belfour's license had having no license, obstr
Macclenny, said Mr. Bijeaux been suspended three times as police by giving the fal
confronted her while parked in an habitual offender. She was and reckless driving.
the driveway of her mother's also ticketed for not having in-
residence and attempted to pull surance on the van.
her out of the vehicle. With Ms. Deputy Mike Hauge arrest-
Hance at the time was Kenneth ed Richard Rhoden, 251 of Mac-
McCormick, 23, of Jacksonville, clenny after stopping his 1990
who relayed information to the Toyota sedan on North Sixth
sheriff's department dispatcher St. the morning of October 14.
while the suspect was tailing Mr. Rhoden is also listed by the
them. state as an habitual offender and
By the time they reached his license was revoked for five
Wal-Mart, Deputy Chris Walker years.
had staged there and he noted The officer stopped him be-
that Mr. Bijeaux speeded up'and cause of an obscured license
attempted to leave when he spot- plate.
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was stopped, and the officer Macclenny was stopped the eve-
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Candidates rally supportatfairgrounds Saturday...
Local candidates joined congressional hopefid Jay McGovern for a rally at the fairgrounds October 18 sponsored by The Baker
County Press and the Baker County Chamber of Commerce. "They have a very direct impact on the quality of life in Baker Coun-
ty, publisher Jim McGauley said of the two local offices on the ballot this year sheriff and superintendent of schools. Pictured
from left are superintendent candidate Vinnie Ferreira, sheriff candidates Timothy Smith and Gregory Bohannon, superintendent
candidate Sherrie Raulerson, Mr. Govern and incumbent sheriff Joey Dobson.
PltoTo Y Joil.,ADDIINGTION


DUI arrest on 90 west ofSanderson


A Lake City man whose swerving'pickup was
stopped on US 90 just east of Interstate 10 the eve-
ning of October 13 was arrested for drunk driving
and several other offenses.
Deputy Matt Riegel said he met the westbound
vehicle near Sanderson about 11:00 and noticed the
1991 Ford driven by Kenneth Stewart, 38, had a
faulty license tag light. He turned around and not-
ed the truck was swerving in and out of the west
lane as it approached the interstate.
The officer said Mr. Stewart was unsteady on
his feet when he exited the truck, and he detected
the smell of alcohol coming from inside the vehicle
where he later found three unopened beers.
The driver failed several field sobriety tests be-
fore being taken to county jail, where he declined a
breath test and refused to sign the DUI citation. He
was also ticketed for the faulty light and for failure
to drive in a single lane.
In another case, a language barrier prevented a
county deputy from conducting the roadside so-
briety tests after he stopped a speeding eastbound
semi-truck on 1-10 in the early morning hours of
October 20.
Deputy Ben Anderson said
he clocked the truck at 81 mph
near Glen St. Mary, and before H .
stopping it near SR 228, he wit- "_1
nessed it swerve dangerously --
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semi, causing the second vehicle
to take evasive action.
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field, Cal. slammed on the
brakes and nearly lost control of
the truck on the 228 overpass.
He found an open container of
alcohol in the vehicle and ar-
rested Mr. Harbans for reckless
driving. The incident took place
about 1:45 .that morning. Love,
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Jbituaries
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Inez 1Mumson, 81,

Macclenny resident
Inez Goff Munson, 81, of
Macclenny died October 14,
2008 at the Macclenny Nursing
and Rehab Center.
Mrs. Munson had lived in
Macclenny for the past 25 years
and was the daughter of Stanton
Ernest and Annabelle Saucer
Goff. She was a homemaker,
loved to travel and was preced-
ed in death by her husband of 50
years, Frederick W. Munson Sr.
She was a member of the Soul's
Harbor Church of God, Glen St.
Mary.
Survivors include son Fred
(Kim) Munson Jr. of Macclen-
ny; sister Patricia Lindsey of
Macclenny; three grandchildren
and four great-grandchildren.
The memorial service for
Mrs. Munson was held Friday,
October 17 at 11:00 am at her
church with Rev. Shane Smith,
officiating. Interment will fol-
low at a later date. Arrangements
were by Guerry Funeral Home.


Mary Pickert, 93,

dies October 19
Mary L. Pickert, 93, of Mac-
clenny died October 19, 2008
at Shands of UF in Gainesville.
Mary was a long-time resident of
Macclenny Nursing and Rehab.
She loved the special activities
held at the nursing home, espe-
cially the theme days, outdoor
events and spending time with
the small animals that she could
hold when they were brought in
for special times.
Ms. Pickert loved attend-
ing the church services, shar-
ing her love for the Lord with
those around her, studying and
writing about the Bible and gen-
eral fellowship with the visitors.
The staff shared that Mary was
a very special person. She was
sweet, loving, humble and eter-
nally grateful for the smallest
kindness. Her gentle easy spirit
and smile will be missed.
Arrangements are under the
direction of V. Todd Ferreira Fu-
neral Services.

Newmans thanks
Kyle E. Newmans family
would like to say thanks to all
our friends, family and the com-
munity for all the support and
compassion you've shown dur-
ing our tragic loss. We also want
to thank our local businesses
(Woody's, Taylor's BBQ, Mir-
acle Towing, Macclenny Moose
Lodge, Crocodiles Tavern, Cash
Cow, Giddens-Reed Funeral
Home) for everything you've
done during our time of need.
And may God bless each and
every one.
THE NEWMANS FAMILY







DINKINS NEW
CONCGEGATIONAL
METHODIST CHURCH
C 127 N. of Sanderson
Sunlln St hnol 10.00 am
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First Baptist Church
of Sanderson
CR 229 S., Sanderson FL
Sunday School ....... 10:00 am
Sun. Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sun. Evening Worship .. 6:00 pm


JoAnn Sanchez,

65, ofMacclenny
JoAnn Marie Bourg Sanchez,
65, of Macclenny died Saturday
October 18, 2008. Joann was
born in New Orleans, Louisiana
to Shirley ,.
Cochennic .
Bourg and
the late Jo-
seph Bourg
on Feb- ,'
ruary 28,
1943. She
had been a
resident of 4 I
Macclenny
for the last ,,
five years :
and was a Ms. Sanchez
.m e m b e r
of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
JoAnn loved to crochet, cook
Louisiana cuisine and help peo-
ple. She had lots of energy and
always had a smile.
Survivors include her loving
husband of 46 years, Emmett
Sanchez of Bryceville; mother
Shirley C. Bourg of Marrero,
LA; brothers Joseph (Linda)
Bourg of Lafayette, LA, Paul
(Carla) Bourg of Jacksonville
and David (Elizabeth) Bourg of
Harvey, LA; numerous nieces
and nephews.
The funeral service was held
October 21 at 11:00 am at her
church. A graveside service will
be held October 24 at 11:00 am
at the Hook and Ladder Ceme-
tery in Jefferson Parish, LA. The
family will receive friends for
visitation at the Mother Funeral
Home in Harvey, LA, Thursday,
on October 23 from 8:00-10:00
pm. Arrangements were under
the direction of V. Todd Ferreira
Funeral Services.

Gospelsing
Road to Calvary Church
on the corner of Stoddard and
Madison Street in Glen St. Mary
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Mt. Zion N.C.

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


Family grateful
The family of Johnnie Ben-
nett would like to express its
sincerest thank you to all of our
many friends, neighbors and
family for your kindness, beau-
tiful flowers, cards, food, tele-
phone calls, visits and prayers
during the loss of our dad and
papa.
Thanks to Todd Ferreira and
all of the staff of V. Todd Fer-
reira Funeral Services for your
compassion, professionalism
and diligence in honoring our
daddy's last request; a very
special "Thank you" to Brother
Jerry Sisk and Thomas Mann for
the beautiful service, words of
love, consolation, and prayers;
to Margie, Linda, Jeremy and
Annette for the special singing;
to Darryl, Bud, Gary, Ronald,
Weston and Timmy, again we
were honored and appreciated
your contributions in honoring
our daddy.
A simple "Thank you" doesn't
begin to express our apprecia-
tion for all of your care, concern
and love that was given to our
family. God will bless each of
you.
WITH MUCH LOVE AND SINCERITY,
JOY & ELLIS RHODEN, VICTOR, KATHY,
SCOTT, KIM AND TERRY BENNETT
GRANDCHILDREN KARI, COREY, KEISHA,
BRETT, ASHLEY, TYLER, GARRETT, BRAD-
LEY; GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN SHAY, KAI,
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FAITH BIBLE"
CHURCH
New Hopefor the Community
15902 US Hwy. 90
Sanderson, FL


Sunday School


9:45 a.m.


Sunday Morning Worship 11:00a.m.
Wed. Night Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
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Sunday School 10:00 A.M. Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 P.M.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 A.M. Wed. Eve. Worship 7:30 P.M.
Pastor Rey. Shannon Conner
North 6th Street Macclenny 259-3500

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Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Services 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting 7:00 pm
Pastor J. C. Lauramore Welcomes All

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


7 First Assembly of God
MACCLENNY

SERVICE TIMES:
Sunday School 9:30 am Sunday Worship 10:15 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 pm
Nurseryprovidedfor allservices.
Pso oshua, Ashley,ohen Visit us online at www.macclennyag.com
and Claire Potts
206 North Fifth Street in Macclenny


SCalrary Baptist Church

Sunday School 10:00 am
Preaching Service 11:I amr
Sunday Night Service 6:0O pm
- --Wednesday Service G 1: OOpm


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


St. James Episcopal Church
celebrating 125 years next year is writing a history of the mission church.
The Baker County Press, Emily Taber Library, the Internet and
Episcopal Diocese of Florida have been helpful in supplying historical information.
If you have.photos and documents about St. James Episcopal Church,
the St. James Academy, or the older but defunct Episcopal churches in
Glen and Margaretta (The Gurgannus Plantation)
we would be happy to copy and return your treasures.
If you have any items that may have been a part of the church
and its past and would like to donate, please contact:
Reed Dearing 259.2137





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


MACCLENNY
CHURCH OF CHRIST
573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am
Fellowship 10:30 am 11:00 am
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, October 23, 2008 Page 9


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BY JOEL ADDINGTON diversifying the landfill's $.3 million in Mr. u
Press Staff money market investments with Mercantile Al
When the New River landfill's board of Bank. last we
directors approved the facility's $8.5 mil- Mr. O'Neal advised placing that cash in A
lion budget in August, interest income was more secure certificates of deposit. engine
estimated at $600,000 for the 2008-09 fiscal "We got all our eggs in one basket and prelin
year. these are uncertain times," he said. "Mercan- metha
Then came a whirlwind financial crisis tile's stock has plummeted." recent
that plummeted the stock market. The bank the only one the board has grant
"In the last 12 days, we've had 11 days of allowed the landfill to deal with had a project
negative activity," New River's executive di- second quarter rating of C minus on an A The
rector Darrell O'Neal told the board during through D scale from an independent bank tasks:
its October 9 meeting. "We need to make a rating organization. Meanwhile, two other option
huge adjustment in estimated income from local banks, Capital City Bank and Com- quality
our assets." munity State Bank, received B minus and A nature
Those adjustments lowered total revenues minus ratings respectively, gas to
by $247,500. To balance the loss, a $100,000 "Looking at the national banks, the high- ity. (2
road paving expenditure was cut and Mr. est (rating) is a B minus and most are C mi- and re
O'Neal suggested that the three members of nus and Ds," Mr. O'Neal said. project
the tri-county landfill cooperative Baker, However, the board decided to table the ing a
Union and Bradford counties forgo their measure until more recent third quarter rat- opmen
$50,000 dividend payments in the budget, ings were available. Mr. Chandler said he'd ing ne
thereby making up the lost revenue, also like to see a trend comparison of CD A
"Everybody at this point has already put interest rates from local banks. comp;
[the dividend payments] in our budgets," re- The board also received an update on the comp!
sponded board member Ross Chandler. "It's landfill's effort to sell carbon credits on the sonvil
a little late in the game now." Chicago Climate Exchange. "The carbon R
Another option, Mr. O'Neal said, was to credits have hit rock bottom sort of like the with I
take the cash from the $664,700 budgeted for. stock market," Mr. O'Neal said, adding the for a t
the landfill's long-term planning escrow ac- value per carbon credit ivas about $7 in May tract.
count. The account earned about $114,000 in but has since dropped to $1.75. The average R
interest during the last year. value over the last 18 months was $3.75 per tract
The board unanimously approved that credit. R
measure to balance the budget. "What we can do is become a member tract
The financial uncertainty in recent weeks (of the Chicago Climate Exchange) and get include
also led the executive director to recommend quotes until we're comfortable selling them,"

School board hears improvementplans
BY ERIN PETRIE positive school cultures. taking advantage of pre-kind
Press Staff CHAMP stands for garten programs at the center,
Macclenny Elementary, Conversation, Help, Activity, Voluntary Pre-K, Head Start
Westside Elementary and Movement and Participation. It other local Pre-K programs.
the Baker County Pre-K/ focuses on classroom organiza- Assistant Principal Bonr
Kindergarten Center presented tion, teaching and praising posi- Jones attributes it to "getting t
their school improvement plans tive behavior, and responding word out that [children] need
to the school board during its calmly to negative behavior to start early."
October 20 meeting. foster better student behavior. The board also recognize
Schools in the district are Lynne Fort, principal at members of the Baker Coun
largely using teacher training Westside and former principal Sheriff's Office for their cox
in a number of acronym-heavy at Keller Intermediate, said she mitment to school safety.
teaching methods to better saw the improvements in stu- "It's so crucial to ti
instruct students and raise test dents firsthand as they moved school district that we
scores. up in grade. The test scores and have the cooperation and su
Students Using Math and skills of children leaving the ele- port [of the Sheriff's Office
Science, or SUMS, is a teacher- mentary school have been rising Superintendent Paula Bart
training program used in each as a result of these programs, said .
of the schools that focuses on she said. She- presented recogniti
key mathematical concepts and The" Pre-K/Kindergarten awards to Sheriff Joey Dobsc
problem solving. Center saw its scores improve Chief Gerald Gonzales a
Positive Behavior Support as well. Teachers at the center Lt. Billy Miller for their wo
(PBS) is a new training method take time during the day to focus with the D.A.R.E. program, t
at Macclenny Elementary this on improving the highest-risk KADETS program, the schc
year based on why problem students in their classes, while deputy programs and the sup<
behaviors occur. It uses strate- interventionists work with the vision and training of the cro,
gies to increase academic perfor- other students. ing guards.
mance, increase safety, decrease The improvement could also
problem behavior and establish be in part due to more students


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avenue estimates from a gas-to-energy
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actor from Ring Power and sell the old
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, October 23, 2008 Page 10


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A swarming Wildcat defense brings down Ocala Vanguard's runningback during the 22-12 win October 17.



Wildcats come away within



despite abundance ofpenalties

It's called winning ugly. huddle. For much of the first half 25 and in a halftime adjustment,
Winning ugly can be loosely it looked as if both teams would the Knights moved linebacker
defined in the Gerard Football go into halftime scoreless. 'James Ivory to tailback and he
Dictionary as doing enough to Thankfully, the Wildcat de- ran the ball in for the score. The
win even though you've been fense held strong. The Knights' conversion was no good for a 14-
stumbling and bumbling and running game was non-exis- 6 Wildcat lead.
fumbling through much of the tent and they had to hurry up A laughable on-side kick at-
game. Ask the Florida State, their passing game as Trek Mc- tempt that went two yards gave
Seminoles, who have won ugly Cullough, Ethan Munson, Cody BCHS the ball in Vanguard ter-
all season and find themselves at Wheeler and company continued ritory. Williams ran to the 22-
5-1 in the Top 25. to harass the quarterback. yard line and on the, next play,
More to the point, ask the Despite Williams' strong Samson found Harold Moore
Baker County Wildcats who effort, the first three Wildcat wide open in the corner of the
won ugly on Friday night. The drives all came up empty. Coach end zone for the score. Sam-
Wildcats 'got over 200 yards Bobby Johns changed quarter- son ran in the conversion to put
rushing from Greg Williams backs in the fourth possession, BCHS up 22-6.
as they defeated winless Ocala moving Darvin Ruise to wide- Later in the quarter a bad toss
Vanguard 22-12 Friday night out and replacing him with Ken- on the option gave Vanguard the
for homecoming in a game that drick Samson. They also moved ball deep, in Wildcat territory.
shouldn't have been close, from the I-formation into the op- Darvin Ruise responded with an
It was not pretty by any tion. The changes immediately interception, but the penalty bug
stretch of the imagination. Van- bore fruit. Samson found Chris came back to bite the Wildcats
guard, which changed coaches Robinson and then Ruise down- again, and BCHS was hit with
and offenses early in the sea- field inside Vanguard territory a bizarre phantom interference
son, was big and fast and tena- at the 47. Williams ran to the 20 call. Ivory ran the ball in for
cious mainly tenacious. They but a holding penalty once again the score and the Knights had
stopped the Cats when they had moved the ball backward. This trimmed the lead to 22-12.
to, but most of the time they sat time, however, the Cats were not Williams-had a chance to add
back and waited for the Cats to 'to be stopped. a third score, but a long run was
stop themselves. Samson hit Jarvis Simmons at once again stopped by yet an-
On a good night, with the of- the 29 and Williams drove to the other holding call.
fensive juggernaut working on 18. Three plays later, Williams There were some dicey calls
all eight cylinders, the Wildcats ran it in from six yards out and by the officials that night, in-
could have won this game 40-0. Ruise punched in the conversion cluding an interference call on a
But" on this night, with all the to give BCHS an 8-0 edge going ball obviously uncatchable, but it
distractions of a homecoming into halftime. is a certainty that much of this
weekend, the juggernaut was. At the half, Coach Johns week's practices will be devoted
working on four of eight cylin- walked off the field with a look' to avoiding the kind of mental
ders at best. that supposed he was ready to mistakes that kept Vanguard in a
The Cats had 75 yards worth spit nails in his halftime speech, game that for all intents and pur-
of penalties in the first half But despite the "talking to" the poses should have been a rout.
alone, most of them on hold- Cats undoubtedly received, it The Wildcats host their last
ing calls. Drive after drive was was more of the same strong home game of the season on Fri-
stopped or stalled by holding defense and a lot of offensive day and it is a big one. They will
calls. Williams, who was all but miscues. take on district foe Bishop Ken-
unstoppable, piled up the yard- The Cat defense continued to ny, which nearly beat undefeated
age all night, but you could see stop Vanguard early in the half Fleming Island 24-28 on Friday.
the frustration growing as pen- and Williams scored a again for Despite losing 40-7 to Jackson,
alties negated big gains. At one BCHS. The conversion was no Kenny has a lot of weapons and
point, after yet another penalty good and the Cats were up by a for the Wildcats to keep their
snuffed a 25-yard run, Williams pair 14-0. playoff hopes alive, a win versus
just shook his head as he walked But Vanguard capitalized on the Crusaders is a must.
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Vanguard, it's that it will take a
much stronger effort this Friday
if BCHS is to stop the resurgent
Bishop Kenny Crusaders. The
4-2 Crusaders are a very good
team and stand firmly in the way
of a repeat trip to the playoffs for
the Wildcats.
Consider this. The Crusaders'
two losses came at the hands of
two of the best teams in the area.
They were blown out by Jackson
40-7, but almost won against un-
defeated Fleming Island in a 28-
24 loss last Thursday.
The Crusaders are led by tal-
ented quarterback Brett Whit-
mire, undoubtedly the most tal-
ented signal caller the Wildcats
have faced all year. He runs the
offense smoothly, has a cannon
for a throwing arm and talented
receivers.
Whitmire operates the en-
tire game out of the shotgun
and the fear of his passing arm
opens up the running game for
positive yardage. Rather than a
standard package of a few pass
plays here and there, the Kenny
receivers show a lot of different
pass routes and formations. The
Wildcat pass coverage will have
to be very alert every play.
It is imperative that the Wild-


Courage in

face oftragedy

is realstory
The Baker County Touch-
down Club's senior division bat-
tle between the Forty Niners and
the Steelers October 6 was sure
to be a war. The game didn't
disappoint, but the real story of
the night went unseen to many
of the participants and specta-
tors.
There were many subplots to
the game, the Niners had beaten
the Steelers in the jamboree, but
that was only two quarters of
football. Who could go the dis-
tance? Key players from both
teams were injured including
the Steelers quarterback, Gra-
son Cain, and Forty Niners star
running back and safety, Joseph
"Tuck" McCray. How would the
back ups perform?
But the real story of this game
began when one Steelers player
ran on the field fifteen minutes
late for warm ups. The young
Steelers team stopped their exer-
cises and began to clap as Kaleb
Newmans jogged onto the play-
ing field. A tragic accident the
night before took the life his 18-
year-old brother, Kyle Newmans
That singular act of show-
ing up displayed more courage
than the sum of courage shown
on the field of play that night,
and there, was much, but it was
still just a game. The real story
of that night was the courage of
a young man and his father to
continue on when everything in
their souls said quit.
I'm thankful to have been
able to witness this act of cour-
age by a son and love by a father.
It reminds me of how precious
my children are to me and how
little football scores and win-
ning or loosing really matter.
I'm thankful that the youth of
Baker County have BCTC and
that Kaleb was surrounded by
teammates and friends when he
needed it most. I'm especially
thankful that my son has the
chance to know Kaleb and that
one day he may stand next to
him in the same jersey and on
the same team.
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cats get good pressure on the
Kenny quarterback. Pressur-
ing Whitmire is the way to beat
Bishop Kenny.
"If we can't put pressure on
the quarterback we lose the
game," said Cat Coach Bobby
. Johns during his weekly radio
show.
That puts a lot of pressure on
Jamie Rodgers' defense and the
coach knows it. "They are the
best coached offensive team we
play," said Rodgers, adding that
in the past the Wildcats have had
success by keeping the ball out
of Whitmire's hands.
The Cats need to manage the
clock, eating up time with long,
sustained drives. With a slick
passing offense, time of pos-
session becomes a key factor
because Whitmire has the capa-
bility to hurt an opponent when-
ever he's behind center. But like
the Green Bay Packers proved
this weekend in their defeat of
the Indianapolis Colts, it doesn't
matter how good a quarterback
Peyton Manning is if he's on the
bench.
The Cats will once again rely
on their ground game to churn
out yardage. Greg Williams ran
for over 200 yards against Van-
guard last week, and it was the
first time this year that Coach
SJohns relied on a featured back.
"He deserved an opportunity to
see what he could do running
the ball 25 times a game."
Whether Johns will spread
the wealth or rely on Williams
is a game-time decision, but one


thing is clear: this is a very big
game and the Cats will do what
they have to in order to get the
win.
"We control our own fate
about getting into the playoffs,"
believes Coach Johns. He is con-
vinced his players understand
the gravity of the situation. "If
they don't understand this is
a big game, we have a serious
-problem."
The Wildcat Football Booster
Club is also providing a bus for
the away Suwannee game Octo-
ber 31. The 52 spots are allotted
on a first come, first serve basis.
For more information, contact
Fred Munson at 259-6514.


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this weekend
The Old Jail at West 42 Mclver
Street in Macclenny is the place
to be on October 23, 24 and 25
for one of the scariest nights of
the year starting at 7:00 pm. The
Baker County High School His-
tory Club and the Baker County
Historical Society are again
teaming up to present a night of
horror in the old cell block. There
will also be candlelight tours of
the old sheriff's quarters and up-
stairs jail cells where you'll learn
'some interesting history.
Proceeds from the event and
refreshment sales benefit the
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restore the Old Jail.


















THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, October 23, 2008 Page 11


Opponents: Jackson still on a roll...

The Wildcats battled to a scrappy They shut down White's potent running Kory Williams.
22-12 victory over Ocala Vanguard on game with stiff defense. VLee handed Raines another loss on
Friday, and here's look at how the rest of V Trinity Christian was handed its the strength of three touchdowns from
the teams on the schedule fared: first loss of the season, falling 33-21 to James Perkins to defeat the Vikings 36-
V The Jackson Tigers, sitting atop of Tampa Catholic. The Conquerers are 5- 27. The big play came with two minutes
the area power poll, continued to roll 1 and scored all their points via passes to go when Gerald Rogers intercepted
with an impressive 28-7 over Ed White. from Jared Stanley to wide receiver a pass from Cedrick McCloud to stop







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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 02-2008-CA-187

DANNY G. LAMB AND
DEBORAH G. LAMB, HIS WIFE,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
A.T. GOETHE AND OREGEON GOETHE,
HIS WIFE, NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE
AND JAMES T GOETHE, NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD
OR ALIVE; AND ALL UNKNOWN GRANTEES,
DEFENDANTS.
NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: A.T. GOETHE, NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE; OREGEON GOETHE, NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE; JAMES T. GOETHE, NOT KNOWN
TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Action to Quiet Title
'on the following property in Baker County, Florida:
All lands lying between the North Sixty (60) feet
of Lot One (1), Block Thirty-Nine (39), Town
of Macclenny, Baker County, Florida and the
Northerly boundary line of the property more
particularly described in Quit-Claim Deed dated
June 19, 1992 and recorded in Official Records
Book 279, page 171 of the Public Records of
Baker County, Florida.

has been filed against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it
on FRANK E. MALONEY, JR., P.A., Attorney, whose
address is 445 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny,
Florida 32063; (904) 259-3155, within thirty (30)
days after the first publication of the notice and on
or before the 11th day of November, 2008, and to
file the original with the Cleik of this Court either be-
fore service on FRANK E. MALONEY, JR., P.A., attor-
ney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the relieve demanded
in the Complaint or Petition.
s WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on
this 6th day of October, 2008.
T. A. "AL" FRASER
CLERK OF COURT
BY: JAMIE CREWS
SDeputy Clerk
10/9-10/30
,IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION DIVISION
CASE NO. 2007-CA-05

-TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORPO-
RATION,
. Plaintiff,

vt.
PICHELLE.R. MERRITT, et al,
; Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated October
iQ7, 2008 and entered in Case No. 2007-CA-05 of
the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial Circuit in
and for BAKER County, Florida wherein TAYLOR,
BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
is the Plaintiff and MICHELLE R. MERRITT; BETTY
'A. MERRITT; PRIME ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION;
.VNV FUNDING, LLC, AS ASSIGNEE OF PROVID-
IAN FINANCIAL CORP.; TENANT #1 A/K/A TERESA
HARRIS are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest
hnd best bidder for cash AT THE FRONT DOOR
OF THE BAKER COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00
AM, on the 18th day of November, 2008, the follow-
ing described property as set forth
'in said Final Judgment:
; LOT 6, OF DAVIS PARK SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, AT PAGE
38, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER
COUNTY, FLORIDA.


: TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME LOCAT-
ED THEREON AS A FIXTURE AND APPUR-
TENANCE THERETO BEING DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS:
S2005 GENERAL MEGA, SERIES 28-15576.

A/K/A 10955 CR 125 North, Glen St Mary, FL
32040.
SAny person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a
claim within sixty (60) days after the sale.
SWITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court
,n October 10, 2008.
Al Fraser
Clerk of the Circuit Court
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 02-2008-CA-0176

CLEO THOMPSON
PLAINTIFF,
VS.

WARREN BRINKER, DECEASED,
JAMES LANE, DECEASED AND
RANDY HAMLIN, ET AL.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: WARREN BRINKER, deceased
JAMES LANE, deceased, '
RANDY HAMLIN, not known to be dead or
alive
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN GRANTEES,
CREDITORS AND ALL OTHER
PARTIES CLAIMING BY AND THROUGH:
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Verified Mortgage
Foreclosure Complaint has been filed against you
on the following described property:
A lot beginning at the Southwest corner of the
SW '/ of NW 1/4 of Section 5, Township 3 South,
Range 21 East, thence West 328 feet, thence South
429 feet, thence East 330 feet, thence N 790 E, 150
feet, thence South 130 feet, thence S 79o W, 50 feet,
thence South 150 feet, to the North edge of U.S.
Highway No. 90 right of way, thence N 79o E along
North edge of said right of Way, 300 feet, thence
North 651 feet, thence West 380 feet to Place of Be-
ginning. Comprising 8.5 acres, more or less. LESS
AND EXCEPT lands recorded in Deed of Convey-
ance recorded in O.R. Book 250 page 66 and LESS
AND EXCEPT right of way easements as recorded in
O.R. Book 262, page 321 and re-recorded in O.R.
Book 263, page 93, public records of Baker County,
Florida.
and you are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on FRANK E. MA-
LONEY, JR., PA., Attorney, whose address is 445
East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063;
(904) 259-3155, within thirty (30) days after the
first publication of the notice and on or before the
27th day of October, 2008, and to file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either before service on
FRANK E. MALONEY, JR., PA., attorney or Immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relieve demanded in the Com-
plaint or Petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court-on
this 26th day of September, 2008.
T.A. "AL" FRASER
\ CLERK OF COURT

BY:JAMIE CREWS
DEPUTY CLERK
10/2-10/23
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 02-2008-CA-0188
MACCLENNY REALTY, INC., A
FLORIDA CORPORATION,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
ANASTASIA RUSH, AND
EVELYN M. CLOUD, AND ALL UNKNOWN
GRANTEES, ET AL.
DEFENDANTS:
NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: ANASTASIA RUSH
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Action to Quiet Title
on the following property in Baker County, Florida:
Commence at the intersection of the North line
of the SW '/ of the SE 1/4 of the West right of
way of State Road #228, thence run S 2006'06"
E, along said right of way 210.00 feet, thence
S 86035'15" W, 179.96 feet, thence N 2053'57"
W, 72.40 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING.
Thence S 86012'02" W, 178.52 feet to the East
right of way of State Road #121, thence North
along a curve concave to the West and having
a radius of 2897.79 feet, an arc distance of
17.00 feet, thence N 86012'02" E,178.74 feet,
thence S 2053'57" E, 17.00 feet, to the POINT
OF BEGINNING. The East 10 feet of the above
described property being subject to an Ease-
ment for ingress and egress, said parcel being
in Section 32, Township 2 South, Range 22
East, Baker County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it
on FRANK E. MALONEY, JR., P.A., Attorney, whose
address is 445 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny,
Florida 32063; (904) 259-3155, within thirty (30)
days after the first publication of the notice and on
or before the 11TH day of November, 2008, and to.
file the original with the Clerk of this Court either be-
fore service on FRANK E. MALONEY, JR., P.A., attor-
ney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the relieve demanded
in the Complaint or Petition.


S SENTIW h',, k.d -,d en nf thoflr nf


aJ: yB miaCrews my an an sea
y Clerk this 6 day of October, 2008.


'. 10/16-10/23

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIR-
SCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 02-2008-CP-0055

IN RE: The Estate of:
CORA LEE HADLEY,

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
(Intestate)

The administration of the estate of CORA LEE
HALEY, deceased, File Number 02-2008-CP-
0055, is pending in the Circuit Court for Baker
'County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is 339 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny,
:Florida 32063. The estate is intestate. The names
,and addresses of the personal representative and
the personal representative's attorney are set forth
'below.


All interested persons on whom a copy of
,the Notice of Administration is served must file
'objections that challenge the validity of the will, the
qualifications of the personal representative, venue,
jor jurisdiction of this Court, by filing a petition or
other pleading requesting relief with this Court, in
accordance with the Florida Probate Rules, WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.

.ALL OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.

VIRGIL DUANE DAVIS
j, Personal Representative

'i FRANK E. MALONEY, JR., Esquire
Attorney for Personal Representative
445 East Macclenny Avenue
Macclenny, FL 32063
(904) 259-3155
10/23-10/30


T. A. "AL"FRASER
CLERK OF COURT
BY: JAMIE CREWS
Deputy Clerk


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
The Baker County District School Board will hold
the following PUBLIC HEARING on Tuesday,
November 18, 2008, in the DISTRICT SCHOOL
BOARD ROOM LOCATED AT 270 SOUTH BOULE-
VARD EAST, MACCLENNY, FLORIDA beginning at
6:30 p.m.
SApproval of New and Revised School Board Poli-
cies:
S4.021 Physical Education (rev.)
* 5.190 Student Records (rev.)
S6.102 Employment of Personnel (rev.)
* 6.103 Appointment or Employment requirements
(rev.)
* 6.230 Personal Leave (rev.)
* 6.242 Family & Medical Leave (rev.)
* 6.370 Professional Ethics (New)
S6.390 Report of Misconduct (New)
* 6.400 Violation of Local, State, and/or Federal
Laws (rev.)
* 6.510 Complaints Against Employees (rev.)
* 7.070 Accounting & Control Procedures (rev.)
*7.141 Selecting Professional Services (rev.)
* 7.190 Fund-Raising for School Projects and
Activities (rev.)
* 8.169 Bus Emergency Evacuation Drills (rev.)
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED AND ENCOURAGED TO
ATTEND.
The documents will be available for preview at the
Baker County School Board Office Located at 392
South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Florida begin-
ning Wednesday, October 22, 2008 (8:30 a.m.
- 3:00 p.m.)
Paula Barton
Superintendent of Schools
10/23-11/13


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 02-2008-CP-036
IN RE: The Estate of
JIMMY DARRYL SEARS,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of JIMMY
DARRYL SEARS, deceased, whose date of death
was May 13, 2008; is pending in the Circuit Court
for Baker County, Florida, Probate Division, File
Number 02-2008-CP-036;-the address of which
is Baker County Courthouse, 339 East Macclenny
Avenue, Suite 113, Macclenny, Florida 32063. The
names and addresses of the personal representa-
tive and the personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of Decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against Decedent's
estate, including unmatured, contingent, or unliq-
uidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is
served 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 Decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against Decedent's
estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliqui-
dated claims, must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE IS OCTOBER 16, 2008.

RHONDA SHAY CROSBY
Personal Representative
1390 Quincy Baton Loop Road
Douglas, Georgia 32533
MORGAN LAW CENTER FOR ESTATE &
LEGACY PLANNING, PLLC
TERESA BYRD MORGAN
Florida Bar No. 0698954
234 East Duval Street
Lake City, Florida 32055
386/755-1977 (office)
386/755-8781 (facsimile)
Attorney for Personal Representative
10/16-10/23
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION DIVISION
CASE NO. 02-2008-CA-000080

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JAMMIE A. FRENCH, et al,
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant'to a Final
Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated October
07, 2008 and entered in Case No. 02-2008-CA-
000080 of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial
Circuit in' and for BAKER County, Florida wherein
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is tbe Plaintiff and JAM-
MIE A. FRENCH; BANK OF AMERICA; are the De-
fendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE BAKER COUNTY
COURTHOUSE at 11:00 AM, on the 18th day of No-
vember, 2008, the following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment:

LOT 46, FOX RIDGE ESTATES, PHASE
THREE, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES
77 AND 78 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A//A 917 RED FOX, MACCLENNY, FL
32063
Any person claiming an interest In the sur-
plus from the sale, If any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a
claim within sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court
on October 10, 2008.


10/16-10/23


Al Fraser
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jamie Crews
Deputy Clerk


NOTICE OF AGENCY ACTION TAKEN BY THE ST.
JOHNS RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

Notice is given that the following permit was issued
on September 26, 2008.
Sanderson Congregational Holiness Church, PO Box
561 Glen St. Mary, Florida 32040, permit #42-003-
116142-1. The project is located In Baker County,
S Section 12, Township 3S South, Range 20E East.
The permit authorizes A SURFACE WATER MANAGE-
MENT SYSTEM ON 7.49 ACRES TO SERVE Designed
Impervious Area of 2.99Ac. known as Parking lot
and Future Dev. The receiving water body is Little St.
Mary's River (South Prong).
The files) containing the application for the above
listed permit is 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 Management
District (District) Headquarters, 4049 Reid Street,
Palatka, FL 32178-1429. A person whose substan-
tial interests are affected by the District permitting
decision may petition for an administrative hearing
In accordance with sections 120.569 and 120.57,
Florida Statutes, or may choose to pursue media-
tion as an alternative remedy under section 120.573,
Florida Statutes before the deadline for filing a peti-
tion. Choosing mediation will not adversely affect the
right to a hearing if mediation does not result in a
settlement. The procedures for pursuing mediation
are set forth in section 120.573, Florida Statues,
and rules 28-106.111 and 28-106.401-.404 Florida
Administrative Code. Petitions must comply with the
requirements of Florida Administrative Code Chapter
28-106 and be filed with (received by) the District
Clerk located at District Headquarters, Highway 100
West, Palatka, FL 32177. Petitions for administrative
hearing on the above applications) must be filed
within twenty-one (21) days of publication of this
notice or within twenty-six (26) days of the District
depositing notice of this Intent in the mall for those
persons to whom the District mails actual notice.
Failure to file a petition within this time period shall
constitute a waiver of any rights) such persons)
may have to request an administrative determina-
tion (hearing) under sections 120.569 and 120.57,
F.S., concerning the subject permit. Petitions that are
not filed in accordance with the above provisions are
subject to dismissal.
Because the administrative hearing process is de-
signed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a
petition means that the District's final action may be
different from the position taken by it in this notice
of intent. Persons whose substantial interests will be
affected by any such final decision of the District on
the applicant have the right to petition to become a
party to the proceeding, in accordance with the re-
quirerments set forth above.
10/23


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER CO
PROBATE DIVISI
FILE NO: 02-2008-C
DIVISION:

IN RE: ESTATE OF
MAEBROOKS P. ALLEN
Deceased

NOTICE TO CREDIT

The administration of the esta
P. ALLEN, deceased, whose date
16, 2008, and whose social sec
264-56-4015, is pending in the
Baker County, Florida, Probate Di
of which is Baker County Circuit C
sion, 339 East Macclenny Avenue
ida, 32063. The name and addre
Representative and the Persona
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
having claims or demands against
on whom a copy of this notice
served must file their claims with
THE LATER OF THREE (3) MO
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER T
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTIC
All other creditors of the d
persons having claims or dema
dent's estate must file their clail
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OFTHI
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED V
PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TI
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILE
OR MORE AFTER THE DECEIT
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publicati
October 23, 2008.
Attorney for Persol
WILLIAM A. HAM
Fl
HAMILTO
4729 High
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led the way for the 2-5 Apaches.
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The offensive woes continued for the
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ST. JOHNS RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT
DISTRICT GIVES WRITTEN NOTICE OF INTE
DISTRICT DECISION

The District gives notice of its intentto
a Formal Wetland Determination for the fol
properties:
Roberts Land And Timber Investment Col
titioner, PO Box 233, Lake Butler, FL 32054, F
16-003-112677-1. The property is located in
County, Section(s): 8, 9, 16, 17, 18; Towvns
South; Range: 20 East, and includes 1506.000
The current owner is Roberts Land And TimI
EIGHTH JUDICIAL vestment Corp.
UNTY,.FLORIDA The file(s) containing each of the above
ON Formal Wetland Determinations are availat
P-052 inspection Monday through Friday except fo
holidays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at St. Johns
*Water Management District Headquarters or t
propriate Service Center. The District will take
on each permit application listed above unless
tion for an administrative proceeding (heating)
pursuant to the provisions of Section 120.56
120.57, Florida Statutes Chapter 28-106 and
ORS 1.1007, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).
son whose substantial Interests are affected
ate of MAEBROOKS of the Districts proposed permitting decisions
of death was May fied above may petition for an administrative t
urity number was in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120
SCircuit Court for all parties may reach a written agreement on I
vision, the address tion as an alternative remedy under Section 12
;ourt, Probate Divi- Choosing mediation will not adversely affect th
e, Macclenny, Flor- to a hearing if mediation does not result in a
iss of the Personal ment. The procedures for pursuing mediation
al Representative's forth in Section 120.573, F.S., and Rules 28-11
and 28.106.401-.405 FA.C. Petitions must
and other persons ply with the requirements of Florida Adminis
;t decedent's estate Code, Chapter 28-106 and be filed with receivev
is required to be the District Clerk, located at District Headqu
this court WITHIN 4049 Reid St. Palatka, Florida 32177. Petitic
NTHS AFTER THE administrative hearing on the above applica
N OF THIS NOTICE must be filed within twenty-one (21) days of p
HE DATE OF SER- tion of this notice or within twenty-six (26) (
E ON THEM. the District depositing notice of this intent in tl
ecedent and other for those persons to whom the District mails
hands against dece- notice. Failure to file a petition within this time
ms with this court shall constitute a waiver of any right such
TER THE DATE OF may have to request an administrative determ
IS NOTICE. (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.5
VITHIN THE TIME concerning the subject permit application.
TION 733.702 OF Petitions which are not filed in accordani
WILL BE FOREVER the above provisions are subject to dismiss
cause the administrative hearing process is de
IME PERIODS SET to formulate final agency action, the filing of
-D TWO (2) YEARS tion means that the Districts final action may
DENT'S DATE OF ferent from the position taken by it in this nc
intent. Persons whose substantial interests
on of this Notice is affected by such final decision of the District
application have the right to become a party
proceeding, In accordance with the requireme
nal Representative: forth above.
IILTON, Ill, Esquire
orida Bar #108052 Gloria Lewis, Division of Regl
N & BUTTNER, P.A Information Manag
hway 17, Suite 203 St. Johns River Water Management I
ge Park, FL 32003 10/23


Personal Representative:
JOHN ALLEN ROYAL
355 South 2nd Avenue
Macclenny, Florida 32063


Registration of Fictitious Names
I the undersigned, being duly sworn, do here-
by declare under oath that the names of all persons
interested in the business or profession carried on
under the name of Coin Counters Of America
whose principle place of business is: PO Box 81
Olustee, FI 32072 and the extent of the interest of
each is as follows:.
NAME EXTENT OF INTEREST


Robert Branch 100%


STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF BAKER
Sworn to and subscribed before
day of October, 2008.


Baker

A


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION DIVISION
CASE NO. 02-2008-CA-000031

CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
GEORGE R. ROGERS, et al,
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Robert Branch Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated October
Signature 07, 2008 and entered in Case No. 02-2008-CA-
000031 of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial
Circuit in and for BAKER County, Florida wherein
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLG, is the Plaintiff and
re me this 15th GEORGE R. ROGERS; JUANITA R. ROGERS; BEN-
EFICIAL FLORIDA INC; are the Defendants, I will
Al Fraser sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE
Clerk of Court FRONT DOOR 'OF THE BAKER COUNTY COURT-
County, Florida HOUSE at 11:00 AM, on the 18th day of November,
By Jamie Crews 2008, the following described property as set forth
As Deputy Clerk in said Final Judgment:


10/23p
PUBLIC NOTICE

NEFSH Community Behavioral Healthcare Services
Advisory Board announces a meeting.
Date & time: Tuesday, October 28, 2008
at 11:30
Place: NEFSH Community Behavioral Healthcare
Services
General subject matter to be considered:
organizational meeting and general provision of
services by the Community Behavioral Health-
care office
Please call (904) 259-4671 ext. 28 for instructions
on participation.
10/23
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 2008-49-CP
PROBATE DIVISION:

In Re: ESTATE OF JAMES RANDALL
WIGGINS,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate of JAMES RAN-
DALL WIGGINS, deceased, whose date of death was
September 11, 2008, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Baker County, Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is 339 East Macclenny Avenue, Mac-
clenny, Florida 32063. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION.OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
,VICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS
OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice is
October 23, 2008.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
IVAN, COLE & BONNETTE, P.A.
C. JOSEPH BOATWRIGHT, II, ESQ
Florida Bar No. 626570
One Independent Drive, Suite 3131
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Telephone: (904) 358 3006
Fax: (904) 358 3066
Personal Representative:
HANNA DIANE WIGGINS
8682 County Road 127
Sanderson, FL 32087
10/23-10/30


A PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING
IN THE NORTHWEST OF SECTION 8,
TOWNSHIP 1 SOUTH, RANGE 21 EAST,
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST COR-
NER OF THE WEST 3/4 OF THE NORTH 1/2
OF THE SOUTHWEST 14 OF SAID NORTH-
WEST %4 OF SECTION 8; THENCE RUN
SOUTH 89 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 00 SEC-
ONDS WEST, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF
SAID NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST
1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST V% OF SECTION
8, A DISTANCE OF 299.60 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE HEREIN
DESCRIBED PARCEL OF LAND; THENCE
CONTINUE RUNNING SOUTH 89 DE-
GREES 30 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST,
CONTINUING ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE
OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST
'A OF THE NORTHWEST Y4 OF SECTION
8, A DISTANCE OF 306.76 FEET; THENCE
RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 23
SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 385.10
FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES
30 MINUTES 00 SECONDS SOUTH, A
DISTANCE OF 306.76 FEET; THENCE RUN
SOUTH 00 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 23
SECONDS'WEST, A DISTANCE OF 385.10
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
LESS AND EXCEPT THEREFROM A 30
FOOT NONEXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR
INGRESS AND EGRESS OVER AND
ACROSS THE NORTH 30 FEET THEREOF.
ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 7, FRANK COMBS
CIRCLE ESTATES AS PER PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGES
89 AND 90 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
BAKER COUNTY FLORIDA
TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MO-
BILE HOME LOCATED THEREON, SE-
RIAL NUMBER GAFL535A90388BH21&
GAFL535B90388BH21.

A/K/A 20543 FRANK COMBS CIRCLE,
SANDERSON, FL 320870000

Any person claiming an Interest In the sur-
plus from the sale, II any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a
claim within sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court
on October10, 2008.
AI Fraser
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jamie Crews
Deputy Clerk
10/16-10/23


feated Fleming Island before falling 28-
24.
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29-17.
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to Alachua Santa Fe.


Press Advertising hj
." Deadline

Monday 5:O PM.

HIGGINBOTHAM'S TOWING & RECOVERY
IT P.O. BOX 1120, US 90 WEST
NDED
GLEN ST. MARY, FL. 32040-1120
Phone (904) 259-4375 FAX (904) 259-6146
issue The following vehicles will be sold at public
lowing auction November 7, 2008 at 10:00 am, at Hig-
ginbotham's Towing & Recovery, US 90 West, Glen
rp, Pe- St. Mary, FL. 32040.
ile No.
Baker 1984 Dodge Pick-up
;hip; 3 VIN# 1B7EZ64C9ED124058
acres. 2007 Lincoln MKZ
3er In- VIN #3LNHM26T97R634045
i-listed 10/23
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION DIVISION
CASE NO. 02-2008-CA-000063

U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE
FOR ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH
CERTIFICATES SERIES 2007-AHL1,
Plaintiff,
vs.

CHRISTOPHER A. BLANTZ, et al,
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Mortgage ForecloSure dated Octo-
ber 07, 2008 and entered In Case No. 02-2008-
CA-000063 of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH
Judicial Circuit in and for BAKER County, Florida
wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE FOR ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH
CERTIFICATES SERIES 2007-AHL1, is the Plaintiff
and CHRISTOPHER A. BLANTZ; DORA K. BATTEN-
BLANTZ; are the Defendants, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash AT THE FRONT DOOR
OF THE BAKER COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00
'AM, on the 18th day of November, 2008, the fol-
lowing described property as set forth in said Final
Judgment:
A PARCEL OF LAND IN THE SOUTHWEST
ONE QUARTER OF THE
NORTHEAST ONE QUARTER OF SECTION
12, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE 21
EAST, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST
CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE QUAR-
TER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE QUARTER
OF SAID SECTION 12, AND RUN THENCE
SOUTH 0 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 12 SEC-
ONDS WEST, ALONG THE WESTERLY
BOUNDARY OF SAID NORTHEAST ONE
QUARTER, A DISTANCE OF 308.83 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE
CONTINUE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 25 MIN-
UTES 12 SECONDS WEST, ALONG SAID
WESTERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID NORTH-
EAST ONE QUARTER, A DISTANCE OF
153 FEET THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES
34 MINUTES 48 SECONDS EAST, A DIS-
TANCE OF 374.96 FEET THENCE NORTH
0 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 12 SECONDS
EAST, A DISTANCE OF 153 FEET THENCE
NORTH 89 DEGREES 34 MINUTES 48
SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 374.96
FEET, MORE OR LESS TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING.
A/K/A 14470 WILDCAT ALLEY, GLEN ST
MARY, FL 32040
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a
claim within sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court
on October 10, 2008.
Al Fraser
Clerk of the Circuit Court


10/16-10/23


By: Jamie Crews
Deputy Clerk


Ms. Rogers


BCHS graduate is


named top teacher

Shelli Rogers, the daughter
of Ray and Dee Rogers of Sand-
erson, was recently selected
Teacher of the Year at Manda-
rin High School in Jacksonville.
She was runner-up for the honor
the last two years.
Ms. Rogers graduated from
Baker County High School in
1983 and has been teacher at
Mandarin 13 years in the ex-
ceptional student education pro-
gram. This marks the first time
an ESE teacher has been chosen
for the honor.


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Kawasaki 650 four wheeler, v-twin four
wheel drive, camo, $4000 OBO. 259-
9649. 10/23p
Visit the historic Franklin Mercantile
Antiques, collectables and home fur-
nishings. Open Fridays and Saturdays
10:00-5:00. R.R. Crossing in Glen. 259-
6040. 10/9tfc
Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece,
excellent condition. Southern Charm
259-4140. 12/9tfc
2000 car hauling trailer, 20', new tires
and bearing, $800 OBO. 259-9649.
, 10/23p
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
Fresh shelled acre peas $20 bushel.
259-2055 for information and pickup.
10/23-10/30p
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
canvases, drawing pads and much
more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
Street, 259-3737. tfc
One king size bedroom suite new box
spring and mattress, dresser, mirror,
headboard, chest and two night stands
'$800; one queen bedroom suite, box
spring and mattress, dresser, mirror,
headboard, footboard, highboy and two
night stands $600; maytag washer and
dryer $300, set; electric stove $125;
double garage door; excellent condi-
tion $300. 275-3609, 251-4457 or 885-
4008. 10/23p
Flat bed trailer 5'x12' $450, Sears rid-
ing mower, as is $75. 275-2816 or 674-
9219. 10/16-10/23p
Small upholstered sage green chair,
$30, small swivel rocker upholstered
chair, blue velvet like new $40. 259-
3737. 10/16-10/23p
Free 1993 Polaris four wheeler 4x4 for
parts. 386-623-3096. 10/23p.
One loveseat, brown with green under-
tones, excellent used condition $300.
.Call Caren 259-2433. 10/16-10/23p
Five 900x16 Super Swamper TSL tires
$600. 259-8185 or 591-1910 ask for
Jason. 10/23-10/30p
Baker County liquor license for sale,
$65,000 OBO. 321-506-3927 or 561-
214-1270. 10/23-10/30p
Double Craftmatic bed $1400 259-
5708 or 408-9232. 10/23-11/13p
Custom made trailer, 6 x 16 double
axle trailer custom made for vinyl siding
or construction, also includes two 32'
extension ladders, 20' extension ladder
16' extension ladders, four double step
6' ladders, two single step 6' ladders,
two single step 8' ladders, one double
step 8' ladder, two 20' aluminum walk-
boards, two 16' aluminum walkboards
and 12" pro 19" Tapco metal break. All
this for only $4000 OBO. Please call
259-7068 to leave message if interest-
ed. 10/23p
White happen electric range, three
small, one large burner, owner's manual
included $50. 266-9529. 10/23p
Free sofa sleeper 259-2605. 10/23p
White french provincial bedroom suite
bed, double dresser and mirror, two
nightstands. Cherry bedroom suite,
bed, triple dresser and mirror, two
nightstands. Duncan Phyfe dining table
and chairs. 945-4536, 259-3433.
10/23c
2006 Bad Boy buggy, low miles, $7000
firm. Call 219-2842. 10/23tfc


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1983 GMC Sierra 1500 V8 automatic
good work truck, $1000 OBO. 259-
9649. 10/23p
1993 GMC Pick-up, 350 engine, short
bed, $1800. 571-0913. 10/23p
1985 Lincoln Towncar, 80,000 miles,
total electric,-working A/C $2000 OBO.
904-674-9729. 10/23p
2004 F250 XLT super cab, four wheel
drive, leather, one owner 128,000 miles
$12,000 OBO 259-9649. 10/23p
1995 Toyota Tacoma 4x4, four cylinder
five speed, 167,000 miles, runs great,
camo dolor, $3500. 708-9845. 10/23p


Over 55? Low income? Unemployed?
Want and need to work but cannot find
a job? If you meet income guidelines,
Experience Works has paid training op-
portunities in Baker County. Call today
Shirley Moxley 964-8092 ext. 105. A
national nonprofit organization. EEO/AA
Funded by State of Florida Department
of Elder Affairs. 10/23-11/13p
Babysitting in my home, all ages 6:00
am until ? Monday-Friday near 125 &
127.838-2287. 10/2-10/30p
Now accepting antique furniture on
consignment. Pieces have to be in good
condition. Call Karin at Southern Charm
259-4140. 2/13tfc
Do you need a helping hand? Trustwor-
thy.female willing to do residential and
commercial cleaning including laundry,
shopping and errands. Call Emily 259-
6478 or 254-2594. 10/9-10/23p
Do you have a junk car or truck to sell
or haul off. Call 259-7968. 1/l0tfc
Hunt Lease Wanted five hunters only.
2008 on. Private lease. Please call 813-
786-4379 Mario. 10/16-10/23p
Computersales and repairs, upgrades,
troubleshooting, home and small busi-
ness networking, parts, operating
systems, virus protection and firewall.
software. Will come to your house or
business. Contact Luke at 904-742-
6541 or email me a luke@sky-tech.biz.
Serving the Macclenny and Jacksonville
area. www.sky-tech.biz 10/9-10/30p


Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $50 boarding fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc
Dachshund puppies for sale with pa-
pers and shots, one male and two fe-
males, $100. 912-843-2775. 10/23p





Lost dog,' mixed bulldog, black and
tan, male. Reward. Deerfield area, 259-
2664. 10/23p
Found dog, American pit bull on 10/14,
white with one brown ear, one blue eye,
one brown, female approximately 40
Ibs. CR 125 and Park Street in Glen.
259-4317. 10/23
Found CD case, black and square with
CD's. Found on corner of Fourth Street
and 90. Call 259-3327 to identify.10/23





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in deciding on publication of such ads, it
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fraudulent solicitations. Remember:if it
sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
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Postal jobs, $17.89-$28.27/hour, now
hiring. For application and free govern-
ment job information, call American
association of labor. 1-913-599-8226,
24 hours, emp. serve. 10/23-11/13p
Tire and lube technicians, pay based on
experience. TA Travelcenter in Baldwin.
Apply to Mark Holmes 904-266-4281
ext. 22 or email resume to tal25shop@
morrisholdings.com f9/1ltfc
Charlton VNS has an opening for a full-
time registered nurse for the Charlton
County area. Great benefit package. Call
Amanda Anderson to set up an inter-
view 1-800-446-9116. 12/6tfc


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.


Limited offer: 3/2 $6
3/2 on your lot. $0 dc
equity. Includes tax/insu
@ 7.112% APR E-Z qual
fixed FHA-insured mortg
800-879-3132. Lic #FL-C

New 3 BR, 2 BA housi
appliances, large trees,
way and patio, leas thai
1-10, $125,000. Ask for
8769. Vacant lot next to
for an additional $25,000


i99/mo, Build
iwn with land


ur. Price $78K
lify for 30 year
lage. Call now '
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10/23c
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concrete drive-
n 1/2 mile from
Mike 904-716-
home available
10/16-10/23p


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. 4/1 Otfc
$69,900 3 BR, 2 BA house with appli-
ances built on your lot. Go to www.
dugardconstruction.com or call 259-
5008. 10/9-12/25p
3 BR, 2 BA with garden tub, allvinyl
home with 1200 SF heated, one car
garage on city lot in Macclenny. All
electric appliances. $145,000. Please
call 813-1580. 9/4tfc
2002 3 BR, 2 BA doublewide mobile
home on 2.27 on St. Mary's River
Bluff Road in Georgia, eight miles from
Macclenny. High and dry, carport, pool
and garden pond, very private. Great for.
four-wheelers. Was asking $115,000,
reduced to $98,000. Call 912-843-2135
or 904-677-6151. 10/23p
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, $69,000 firm. 259-6546 day
or 219-2842 evening. 7/24tfc
3 BR, 2/2 BA brick home 2300 SF, heat-
ed, with all electric appliances on large
lot in Copper Creek $255,900. Please
call 626-8428. 9/25tfc
Three years new, 4 BR, 2 BA, 3000
+ SF, formal dining room, built-in
entertainment center, hardwood floors
throughout, detached garage. Nicely
landscaped on one acre $285,000 OBO.
259-6244 or 591-0261. 10/16-10/23p
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
4 BR, 2 BA'brick home with 1876 SF
heated on Y2 acre in Macclenny, all elec-
tric appliances, $210,000. 813-1580
(18GFO). 4/10tfc
140 acres, 1 mile road frontage $6000
per acre. 259-8028. 10/2-10/23c
4/2/2 with huge great room 1682 sf
with designer kitchen, covered rear
porch, high ceilings. Must see master
bath. From $145,000 built on your lot.
Call 1-800-879-3132. License #FLCRC-
057112. 4/10tfc
3 BR, 2 BA brick home with 1721 SF
heated on 1/2 acre in Macclenny, all
electric appliances, $180,000. Call 813-
1580 (8WE). 5/10tfc
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
Put your land equity to use 3/2 stick-
built $699/mo. Stick-Built 3/2 on your
lot. $0 down with land equity. Includes
tax/insur. Price 78K @ 7.112% APR E-
Z qualify for 30-year fixed FHA-insured
mortgage. Call now 800-879-3132. Lic
#FL-CRC057112 10/23c
Brick 3 BR, 1 BA house in Sanderson
on one acre, nice open floor plan with
attached covered carport, offers an
additional hook-up site for mobile
home at back of lot, $149,000. Call 859-
3026. 9/25tfc
9.39 acres 1 mile north of Sanderson
on CR 229. $103,500. Owner financing
available. 904-813-1580. 1/10tfc
FSBO. Copper Creek Hills, Unit III,
2 large lots $65,000 each, 1 lot @
$55,000. Owner financing available.
904-813-1580. 1/10tfc


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Thursday and Friday, 8:00 am-2:00 pm, 405 Linda
Street. Lots of everything
Thursday and Friday, 9:00 am-1:00 pm, 13488 E.
Tall Pine Road, Macclenny. Boy's 8'12, girl's and
women's clothes all sizas, household items.


Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 4163 Birch Street, Macclenny II. Crafts
and lots of good stuff. Five family
Friday and Saturday, 10380 North Glen Avenue.
Friday And Saturday, 8:00 am-3:00 pm, 9534 Reid Stafford Road,
Glen. Something for everyone, tools, baby items, women's clothing,
odds and ends.
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-2:00 pm, 5918 Lauren off Lowder. For
information or directions 259-1420. Barn full.
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-?, CR 127, Sanderson over railroad
tracks, first road on right, second house. Antiques, boy and girl
clothes, women's clothing, too much to list.


Friday and Saturday, 9:00 am-?, 14164 John Williams Road, Sand-
erson. Clothes, dinette set, knick-knacks, tools, large picnic table, one
bench.
Saturday, 8:00 am-noon, 10914 Morningside Lane, corner of Morn-
ingside Lane and Madison Drive. All plus size women's clothing.:
Saturday, 8:00 am-?, US 90 West to 229 North cross railroad tracks,
second road to the left, first house on right, just follow signs. Chil-
dren's clothes and toys, women's and men's clothes, purses, knick-
knacks, too much to list. Multi family
Saturday, 8:00 am-2:00 pm, Highway 90 in Glen, Christmas around
the corner. Redesigns by Reginia. Let me help you decorate our
home. From everyday living to the holiday. Your decorations or more.
Make appointment now. Christmas savings Home Interiors every-
thing in stock has to go. 50-70% off candles, pictures, greenery,
room sprays and a lot of other home decor items. Come by anytime
904-673-0888.
Saturday, 8:00 am-?, Corner of Woodlawn Road and Grant Street.
Some Antiques and lots of other things. 259-6869.
Saturday, 8:00 am-noon only, George-Hodges Road, 121 North
across From Wendy's restaurant, first mailbox on your right. New
double stroller and lots more. No early birds please. Two family
Saturday, 8:00 am-?, 12547 N. S.R. 121. Baby items, children's toys
and clothes, lots more. Multi.family


Saturday, 8:00 am-noon, 668 N. Fifth Street, Macclenny.
Saturday, 10:00 am-2:00 pm, 576 Timberlane Drive. No early birds.
Saturday, 8:00 am ?, 5607 Blueberry Court, Rolling Meadows. Up-
right freezer. 27" T.V. infant car seat, household items, more.
Saturday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm, 13852 Columbia Street. Sanderson.
Multi family
Saturday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm, South 229 in Sanderson approximately
four-five miles from interstate across from old Ray's Nursery sign.
Children's clothes, adull clothes, child and adult shoes, household
items, playhouse, lots more.
Saturday, 7:00 am-noon, 249 N. Seventh Street. Household items,
elc.


Saturday, Oct. 25, Friday, Oct. 31, Saturday, Nov. 1,
Boulevard East. Boy and girl baby clothes, maternity
sized men's clothes, furniture, tools. Multi family


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Unbelievable property, unreal price,
one acre completely fenced with 4 BR,
2 BA doublewide, 16'x16' master bed
addition, large front deck, back screened
porch, metal roof, $74,900 with $5,000
down payment assistance available.
904-219-0480. 10/2tfc




2 BR, 1 BA mobile home, deposit
required, service animals only, $450/
month. 904-545-7688. 10/23-10/30p
3 BR, 2 BA doublewide, Georgia Bend,
references, $650/month plus $500
deposit. 777-8880, 912-843-2093.
10/16-10/23p
2 BR, 11/2 BA mobile home $350 deposit,
$575/month. 259-2787. 10/16-10/23p
2 BR, 1 BA central H/A, washer, dryer
hook-up, $500/month, $500 deposit,
garbage, water, sewer and lawn care
included, pet friendly, on private lot.
912-843-8165 or 904-219-2690.
10/23c
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home like new, $700/
month, first month plus $500 deposit.
Glen area, service.animals only. 259-
2121. 7/24tfc
3 BR, 1 BA frame home in country $600/
month $500 deposit. 923-2191.
10/23-11/13p
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, screened
porch, central H/A, close to 1-10, one
acre. Must have good references, $625/
month, first last and security deposit.
614-6337. 10/23-10/30p
Prices are low, build new and save
money over renting. Call 1-800-879-
3132. License #FLCRC-057112.4/1 Otfc
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
2 BR, 11/2 BA central H/A, washer, dryer
hook-up, $550/month, $550 deposit,
garbage, water, sewer and lawn care
included, 912-843-8165 or 904-219-
2690. 10/23c
3 BR 2 BA mobile home, garbage pick-
up, water & lawn maintenance provided,
$450-$585. 912-843-8118.. 9/18tfc
2 BR, 1 BA apartment in good neighbor-
hood close to everything, no smoking,
service animals only, $575/month plus
deposit and last months rent. Can 859-
3026. 9/25tfc




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


Mobile homes. 2 and 3 BR, A/C, service
animals only, $500-$575 plus deposit.
904-860-4604. 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 with all electric appliances on
large lotin Copper Creek, $1700 security
deposit, $1700/month. Please call 626-
8428. 8/21tfc
5 BR, 2 BA on 2/2 acres by Sanderson Pipe
Plant, $800/month, $800 deposit. 626-
0595. 10/9-10/30p
3 BR, 2 BA doublewide mobile home in
Macclenny 1/4 mile from 1-10, front and
back porch, nice neighborhood, very
clean $850/month, $500 deposit. 904-
476-0402. 10/23-10/30c
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
2 BR, 2 BA house with carport and fenced
back yard, in city $700/month, $700
deposit, references required. 259-6546,
259-4602. 10/23tfc
3 BR, 1 BA home on /2 acre in Macclenny
with all electric appliances, $850 secu-
rity deposit, $850/month. Please call 259-
3343. 9/4tfc
Country charm with city comfort on
beautiful St. Mary's River. 3 BR, 2 BA
doublewide mobile home, fireplace,'
large fenced yard, no smoking, service
animals only. Security deposit required
with one year lease. $795/month. Call
Mike at 465-3841. 10/16-10/23p
3 BR, 1 BA house for rent in Macclenny,
close to stores and interstate, $700/month
plus deposit and last month's rent, no
smoking. Call 259-2417. 10/16tfc
2 BR apartment in Glen St. Mary, central
H/A, washer/dryer hook-up, covered back
porch, ceramic tile and carpet $595/month.
Call 407-361-3129. 10/23c


Brand new 4 BR, 2 BA 1500 SF, delivered,
setup, A/C, skirting and steps all installed
$56,400. 259-8028. 10/2-10/23c
2002 Fleetwood double wide, 24 x 50 3
BR, 2 BA, fireplace, central H/A, $24,000.
334-8904. 10/16-10/23p
Brand new 1369 SF 3 BR, 2 BA delivered,
setup, A/C skirting and steps all installed
$52,000. 259-8028. 10/2-10/23c
2000 Homes of Merit 16 x 80, 3 BR, 2 BA,
Central H/A, $17,500. 334-8904.
10/16-10/23p
Brand new 4 BR, 2 BA, 2280 SF delivered,
setup, A/C, skirting and steps all installed
$69,400. 259-8028. 10/2-10/23c




Commercial building for lease with 4,000
SF available, on main Macclenny intersec-
tion with plenty of parking space, call 259-
2417. 10/16tfc




Established ice cream shop for sale. Will
sell for cost of inventory and equipment.
904-616-0965. 10/9-10/16p


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Five family yard sale Low prices
Everything must go
Fundraiser to help our local dancer 9go to Orlando to
perform in the Capital One Bowl half time show.
259-1818


Seeking funds

for trip to China
Kendall Hurd, a tenth grader
at Baker County High School,
has his heart set on a trip to
China next summer as part of
the People-to-People Ambassador
Program.
He'll need some financial
support to pull it off.
Kendall's itinerary includes a
17-day sweep through China's
biggest cities, and he estimates
the total cost will be nearly
$7000.
He is an A-B student whose
favorite subjects are science,
math and history. Kendall is also
active in the teen group at Din-
kins Church in Sanderson.
A donation account has been
established; call 259-8001 for
more details.


YOU'LL BE ALL SMILES WITH THIS!
- MLS#394430 Large mature trees, great 3
BR/2 BA triple wide on 4.62 acres, partially
cleared on corner lot, walk-in closets, wood
burning fireplace w/mantle, breakfast nook
& island
SPACIOUS HOME- MLS#440306 Boasts over
2000 sq. ft. with 3 BR/2 BA and media rm. 2
car garage. Set on 1.58 acres with pond and
river view. Must See!! $125,900
20 ACRE PARCEL- MLS#439547Beautiful 20
acre parcel with lots of trees, a natural spring
and a creek that runs through the property.
$499,900
JUST REDUCED! MLS# 404867 6 BR/3BA
offers 3,001 sq. ft. One acre lot, commercial
kitchen, indoor utility, fenced back yard and
more!
RANCH FOR SALE! MLS#435375 61 acres
of agricultural land with 6 chicken houses
operational. 4 BR/2BA home with 1,896 sq.
ft. all farm equipment stays.
HOME & ACREAGE! MLS# 440833 Nice 4
BR/2 BA mobile home with 2,296 sq. ft, 10
acre lot, built in bookshelves. HUGE kitchen,
2 large fish ponds.
SECLUDED ACRES! MLS# 438950 13
private & secluded acres. Partially fenced,
water & power already installed. Close to
everything.
ALL BRICK BEAUTY MLS# 445781 Lovely
home on 11.72 acres with in ground pool,
upgrades galore and more! $374,900
NEW HOME SITES MLS# 434371,43437
8,434377,434374 For a limited time prices
have been dropped on these lots. Buy now for
$49,900. That is 10,000 savings fora beautiful
lot in a custom home community.


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, October 23, 2008 Page 14


Worship Fest 2008 at fairgrounds


Entertainment will include local and national artists


BY KELLEY LANNIGAN Worship Band. their's work with the music group
Press Staff The event will also feature a Higher Ground. After graduat-
special appearance by Beyond ing from Ingram Ministry In-
Joyful Work Christian Fel- The Ashes, a trio of vocal- ternational Music and Ministry
lowship International,' in con- ists whose newest member, Joe School' in Daytona Beach sev-
junction with Shofar Produc- Combs, has eral years ago, he worked for a
tions, will present Worship Fest time, wrote
2008 at the Baker County Fair- Beyond songs and
grounds Saturday October 25. r"k'! then headed
The free event begins at 2:00 pm "eShe-S to Nashville
and runs until 10:00 pm. to pursue
Those present at the kickoff i music full-
will witness a unique event, the time.
sounding of the shofar. The cer- F o u T
emonial ram's horn was blown --- months ago
in the Holy Land during ancient he was cho-
times to gather people together, sen to join
ride into battle or to begin an I the vocal
auspicious event. group Be-
Worship Fest will be led by yond The
The First Assembly of God Wor- direct Ashes. Dur-
ship Team. The entertainment ties to Baker County. He is the ing the audition he performed
line-up includes Grace Praise son of Marshall Combs, Worship an original tune entitled "Save
Band, Joyful Sound, Soul'd Out, Fest's organizer and promoter. Me," which he had co-written
Image Breakers, Shofar, The Growing up, young Combs with his father.
Joel Griffis Band, Cheryl Har- lived in Baker County as well "That is a special song," he
ris and The Raiford Road Youth as Nashville because of his fa- said during a recent phone in-


Flu shotsupply sou&rcesCare p/ent fu...


(from page 1)
computer screen outside the
clinic door. Shortly, they are ad-
mitted by the nurse practitioner,
answer a few more questions,
settle payment by insurance or
personal payment, and then re-
ceive the vaccination.
"The convenience is what
drew me," said Ms. Simons.
"The procedure is simple and I
was in and out in no time."
Ms. Simons is a big advo-
cate for the benefits of the vac-
cine and religiously gets a shot
every year at the beginning
of flu season, which typically
peaks in November and contin-
ues through April. The vaccine
is usually available starting in
September.
SStatistics from the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention
in Atlanta report that every year
in the United States, on average,
5%-20% of the population gets
the flu and more than 200,000
people are hospitalized from flu
complications. Annually, about
36,000 people die.
"I don't mean to be critical,
but I think a person, especially
like myself, who is middle-aged
and diabetic, is a bit crazy not to
get a flu shot:' said Ms. Simons.
"People die from the flu."
The CDC recommends an an-
nual flu vaccination and has two
types of vaccines available.
The "flu shot" is an inacti-
vated vaccine (containing killed
virus) that is given with a needle.
It's approved for use in people
six months of age and older, in-
cluding healthy people and peo-
ple with chronic medical condi-
tions.
Live Attenuated Influenza
Vaccine (LAIV) is also avail-
able. The nasal spray vaccine
is made with live, weakened
flu viruses that do not cause the
flu. LAIV is approved for use in
healthy people 2-49 years of age
who are not pregnant.
Wells Nursing Home in Mac-
clenny has an established prac-
tice regarding the administration
of the flu vaccine.


According to charge nurse Di
Villaneuvo, all residents must
have on file a form authorizing
the shot.
"Because of the delicate
health condition of many of
the residents, being vaccinated
against the flu is a protective
measure for their well-being,"
she said.
Unwittingly, health care per-
sonnel may carry flu viruses
that don't affect them or others
with healthy immune systems,
but it can be trouble for the resi-
dents they care for. The vaccine
is precaution against that. Health
care workers are urged to get the
shot too, which can double the
line of defense against spreading
or contracting the virus in the
workplace.
Public schools do not give the
shots. The decision for students
to receive the vaccination is at
the discretion of parents through
the family's health care provid-
er.
Nurses in Baker County
schools do, however, take an ac-
tive role educating students in
preventative measures against
outbreaks.
According to chief school


nurse Marqueta Crews, students
are regularly instructed on the
benefits of hand washing, which
can greatly help prevent the
spread of a flu virus.
"This information is con-
tained in the school newsletters
sent home with the students so
parents can be reminded as
well," she said.
According to Ms. Crews, stu-
dents also watch videos on pre-
ventative hygiene. Cases of flu
among students are documented
at the school and the informa-
tion is turned in weekly to the
Baker County Health Depart-
ment, which monitors the data.
Scattered cases among the
student body are not reported to
parents, but in the instance that
numerous cases begin appear-
ing, especially in a single class-
room, a letter alerting parents
of a possible school outbreak is
sent home.
"Our teachers and other staff
under the district's insurance
plan are eligible to receive an an-
nual shot, which helps cut down
on risk of spreading the flu as
well," said Ms. Crews. "We were
lucky last year. It was a mild flu
year in this school district."


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terview. "Everyone today seems
to be looking for something or
someone to reach out and cling
to which can save them. As
Christians we need to encourage
through our message that the
power of God's love is what will
make that happen."
The Baker County native is
excited about being in the area
for a performance.
"I'm so honored to be able
bring the spiritual message of
our music to my friends and
family," he said. "I just can't
wait to see everybody."
Dad Marshall Combs echoes
his son's sentiments.
"Worship Fest should be an
awesome spiritual event for Bak-
er County," he said.
Although some of the groups
are nationally recognized per-
formers, he is particularly happy
about the opportunity to show
off local groups like The Image
Breakers and Higher Calling.
Image Breakers Drama Team
is a young adult ministry of The
Christian Fellowship Temple
in Macclenny that incorporates
dance and choreography to in-
terpret and project a living tes-
timony of hope. The themes of
the performances encourage
their peers to stand fast against


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an indulgent, destructive life-
style centered on sex, alcohol
and drugs.
Members of Image Breakers
can only participate and perform
by making the commitment to
live a lifestyle that honors their
God and community.
Raiford Road Church's youth
ministry, Higher Calling, targets
youth 6th grade through high
school through worship and
music. They based the name of
the group on Philippians 3:14 -
I press on toward the goal unto
the prize of the high calling of
God in Christ Jesus. Their inspi-
ration is to breakdown the barri-
ers of different denominations
and unite the body of Christ.
During the day-long event,
some activities will be geared
toward children by First Assem-
bly of God Children's Ministry
and Puppet Team.
A prayer team, Upper Room
Intercession, will also be pres-
ent, praying hourly for the spiri-
tual uplifting of our country,
government, military, churches
and families.
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juice, milk
Lunch: BBQ chicken or beef nuggets
both served with rice and gravy, choice
of 2 sides: seasoned cabbage, chilled fruit
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, October 23, 2008 Page 16


Sing attracts hundreds to barn


Event is a major part offamilys history


BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Press Staff
This is the seventh anniversa-
ry of The Red Barn Gospel Sing,
an old time gospel music event
that takes place north of Sander-
son. Nearly 400 people attended
this year's event on October 11.
The story of the Red Barn
Gospel Sing is a story about

ber of years
ago, the old red
barn on Willie
Griffis' prop-
erty off CR 127
underwent a
renovation.
"Our ex-
tended fam-
ily had gotten
so big that we
were about to
ruin Momma's
house when
we all gathered
there," said
daughter Penny
Croft, "The
barn seemed
the natural
place to move
the family gatherings to, so we
started fixing it up."
They installed electricity,
a fully functional kitchen and
separate bathrooms for men and
women. The outside of the barn
kept its traditional bright red
paint and white trim.
The Griffis barn sits in a
clearing surrounded by acres
of tall, pristine pine trees, the
source of the family's timber
business.
Ms. Croft's husband Eddie,
who sings and records gospel
music, began using the barn as a
practice space because he could
leave his sound equipment there
permanently. The family mem-
bers started gathering several
times a week to cook and eat
dinner while Mr. Croft rehearsed
his tunes.
"One day out of the blue, my
Daddy came up with this idea.
of having music at the barn for
people to come listen to," said
Ms. Croft.
Mr. Griffis began talking
aboit the old days, when people
opened up their barns and in-
vited their neighbors. There was
food and visiting and most of all
good, gospel entertainment.
"We're getting new people in
this county and we don't know
a lot of our neighbors anymore,"
he said. "I think you should do
this."
"Her daddy hounded us about
it for two years," said Mr. Croft
with a laugh. "Penny was wor-
ried about the expense of feed-
ing folks and how to pay the
performers. We both decided to


pray about it and figured if the
Lord wanted it, he'd open the
doors for us to pull it off."
The Lord did indeed open
doors for the Crofts.
In October of 2002, the first
official Red Barn Gospel Sing
took place. Over the next few
years, the event became so suc-
cessful and so large that the
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change it. Patrons expect to ap-
pease their appetites on Eddie
Croft's famous chicken purlow
which he cooks in a huge multi-
gallon pot. He uses a boat oar to
stir this famous concoction.
Another signature dish is
the squash and sausage casse-
role that people put away by the
pound.


Willie Griffis' Red Barn
PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN


Crofts had to scale back from
two events per year to one.
"Most of Eddie's family
members are involved in music
and they provided the entertain-
ment for the first sing," said Ms.
Croft.
Since those early days, word
has gotten out about the sing and
agents representing major gospel
performers have begun contact-
ing the Crofts.
"We tell them we can't pay
the performer's fees, but a lot
of them come anyway," said
Mr. Croft. "This year, Calvary's
Voice, which had a number one
hit on the gospel charts, was our
big headliner. We weren't sure
they'd actually come, but we
looked up and there was their
tour bus coming up the road."
Mr. Croft was particularly
happy about the lineup of talent
this year, which included his sis-
ter, Bobbi Croft. Because of her
active military service, this is
the first year she has been able
to attend the event and as a per-
former also, to sing.
"That was the exciting thing
for me, that she would finally get
to participate," he said.
Other performers and groups
featured at the Red Barn Gos-
pel Sing this year included Dave
and Sherry, The Gibbes Family,
Southern Joy and Eddie Croft.
The main draw of the gospel
sing, of course; is the music that
starts at 6:30 pm and wraps up
about 11:00 pm. But some would
claim that a few folks come just
for the food.
The menu got established
early on and the Crofts don't


"We learned
that if our guests
didn't get those
two dishes,
they'd go to hol-
lerin', so we al-
ways make sure
its available,"
said Ms. Croft.
This year's
menu featured
collards, ham,
macaroni and
cheese and fresh
creamed corn
as well as the
chicken purlow
and squash cas-
serole. The des-
sert table was
loaded with
donations from


many kitchens.
This is the first year patrons
were charged for the meal. The
$3 fee didn't seem to phase any-
body, however, and many who
paid with a five-dollar bill would
not take back the change.
"All the food money, every
bit, goes to help with the enter-
tainer's traveling expenses," said
Ms. Croft.
She says the event is wonder-
ful for the adults, but the real
joy is watching the children.
They can run and play to their


heart's content. A lot of them
can cut loose in a way they can't
at home.
The Crofts are especially
grateful this year for the gospel
sing. Complications from open
heart surgery earlier in the sum-
mer made Mr. Croft's condition
so precarious his survival was
in doubt. But he pulled through,


compelled in part, no doubt, by
a deep personal commitment to
the event he has come to trea-
sure.
"The Lord has made a way
each year, despite some tough
obstacles, for the gospel sing to
take place. People look forward
to it a lot," Mr. Croft said. "It's
just our way of giving some-


thing to the community. I hope
we can do this for many years to
come."


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