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79th Year, Vol. 30 Thursday, November 20, 2008 Macclenny, Florida 50o


Variance


for -10


traffic is


finalized
The Baker County Commis-
sion ended a 10-month nego-
tiation process by approving.
an agreement with the Florida
Department .of Transportation
November 18 that will allow
more traffic on the interstate
before developers must fund
costly improvements.
Still, more work lies ahead.
The variance agreement;
which County Manager Joe
Cone said could pave the way
for about 7 million square feet
of industrial space and many
new jobs, doesn't become ef-
fective until the county meets
a number of conditions, includ-
ing adopting transportation
concurrency documents- that
determine exactly when devel-
opers will be responsible for
traffic mitigation like widening
the interstate, building parallel
roads or overhauling an inter-
change.
A previous version of the
variance agreement referenced
an attached draft transportation
concurrency policy, a portion
of which two industrial devel-
-..: opers planning projects on the
east and west ends of the coun-
ty opposed.
The fix was to simply leave
out the attachment, not refer-
encing it in the variance agree-
ment, and dealing with the con-
currency issues at a later date.
"That's between the county
and the developers." said FDOT
planning manager James Ben-
nett.
Per the agreement, the coun-
ty has six months to adopt and
start enforcing transportation
concurrency laws.
Mr. Cone said ordinances
could be ready for the commis-
sion to consider as soon as next
month.
"This is an important step for
Baker County after 10 months
of negotiations," he said.
The agreement also calls for
about $124 million in transpor-
tation improvements during the
next decade, about $48 million
of which would come from the
county's impact fees, gas taxes,
and grants. The remaining im-
provements are projected to be
developer-funded.
"But if we don't get the jobs,
we won't have to make the im-
provements," said Mr. Cone.
CommissionerGordonCrews
said a quick decision would not
have been prudent.
"Very rarely do you get any-
thing worth its weight out of a
spontaneous decision," he said.
The variance was sought to
make the county more attractive
for industrial development.


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Two killed

in fierycrash
An Alabama mother and daughter lost
their lives in a fiery two-vehicle crash on
Interstate 10 west of Sanderson the evening
of November 17.
Martha Boyd, 51, of Opp, AL and her 21-
year-old daughter Jessica Boyd died when
their Ford SUV caught fire after it slammed


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into the rear of a semi-tractor.
Motorists who stopped at the scene in
front of the westbound interstate rest area
managed to pull Charles Boyd, 53, from the
burning wreckage.
He was flown to Shands Jacksonville
from the scene with serious injuries.
The driver of the truck, Nicolas Tauler-
Callejas, 68, of Hardeeville, SC, was not
injured.
The Florida Highway Patrol said both
vehicles were in the outside lane of 1-10
about 6:00 pm when Mrs. Boyd failed to
slow as she approached the 1999 Interna-


Secret

behind the



Dressing


Before Floy Barber passed away, son Ed Barber determined
he would learn to make the special dressing she always prepared By
for her family on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
"A lot of people of my mother's generation didn't cook from Kellej
printed or written recipes," said Mr. Barber. "Instructions were
passed on orally. You learned from another person and devel- Lanni
oped an instinct for proportions and measurements. Nobody
wrote anything down." P, ess t3a
Such was the case with the traditional Barber dressing.
After she lost her eyesight and most of her mobility, Mrs. Barber resided
in Mariner Nursing Home, now known as Macclenny Nursing and Rehab.
Realizing that the technique for the special family treat would disappear
forever if he didn't take some action, Ed Barber began visiting his mother
and through numerous conversations and lots of trial and error, finally
mastered the recipe.
"She couldn't write down any instructions, primarily because she .
had lost her eyesight, but also because she honestly didn't know exact. -..
amounts of any of the ingredients," he said. With mom, it was 'a little I
of this, some of that, quite a bit of that."'
Mr. Barber had the gist of the main ingredients to use, but -
figuring out the measurements took some experimentation.
Over several holiday seasons he conferred with his mother,
made the dressing and used his family as the taste-testers.
'I'd have to make it and if it wasn't quite right, describe s. "
it to mom and discuss what I might need to do to improve B .
it," he said. It took a few Thanksgivings and Christmases
to get it right."
Dressing is fundamentally made' from
the same things corn bread, broth, eggs (See page 2)


tional tractor.
The force of the rear collision pushed
both vehicles into the median and buckled
the SUV as if it had been struck from be-
hind.
The Boyds were the 13th and 14th per-
sons to die on Baker County roads in 2008,
and the accident occurred less than one
week after a Baxter girl was killed in a col-
lision with a log truck November 11.
The couple and their daughter were re-
portedly returning to Alabama from a fu-
neral in Jacksonville.


It's in the saltines...


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Saltines: Ed Barber's
ingredient.
PHOTO BY KELLEY LANN

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First term

focus for

newest

member

A day before taking his seat
on the county commission, Mi-
chael Crews was excited and
a bit anxious to get his hands
dirty.
In an By
interview y
with The Joel
Novem- Addington
ber '17, Press Staff .
the new-
ly-elected
commissioner from Sanderson
discussed how he's preparing
for the post, what he hopes to
accomplish and why he's not
worried about getting re-elect-
ed.
Mr. Crews, who is also the
director of security at North-
east Florida State Hospital,
took a few days off his job the
week of Veterans Day to ready
himself for his new duties.
He read over agenda docu-
ments for his first commission
meeting. He visited the Dupont
mining operation to look into
some concerns from neighbor-
ing residents. He toured the
partially-constructed St. Mary
Shoals Park. And he attended


Michael Crews
an orientation for newly-elect-
ed commissioners in Tallahas-
see.
"I'm looking forward to it,"
Mr. Crews said of his new job.
"I'm a little apprehensive be-
cause there's a lot of big issues
that are coming up, like the I-
10 variance. I've been re-read-
(See page 4)


Taylor is


'Firewise


'fun
NIGAN


BY JOEL ADDINGTON
Press Staff
As fires were scorching
parts of southern California,
Baker County Fire Chief Rich-
ard Dolan was at the Taylor
fire station recalling how that
community was spared from
the Bugaboo Fire two summers
ago.
i He spoke of a community-
;i wide fire prevention plan put
in place in late 2006 that led to
the cutting of fire lines around
Taylor by January 2007. The
lines were back-burned four
months later to guide the Bug-
aboo Fire around Taylor's 425
homes.
"This plan worked," said
Mr. Dolan while surrounded
by state and federal forestry
(See page 2)


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The secret behind the


(from page 1)
and seasonings. According .to
MriBarbeir ,itrisVh at you do.'
when you do it and the propor-
tions-thatdistinguish one dress-


special in-


ing from another. A
gredient helps, too.
His mother's
dressing is more
full bodied than
typical dressing as
it contains meat
and an unusual in-
gredient saltine
crackers.
"I had to learn
just the right con-
sistency to grind
the saltines," said
Mr. Barber, who
had used both
hand grinding and
an electric blend-
er to reduce the
crackers to just the
right coarseness.
"Grinding too
fine turned them
into powder which
could result in a
gummy outcome."
"When you mix
the crumbled corn
bread and saltines
together, there is a
certain consistency
and a certain look
it needs to have fdr
it to come out right
when it's baked,"
said Mr. Barber.


He mixes and tastes, mixes
and tastes. He can tell how it
will turn out just from this pre-
liminary dry mixture.
The corn bread is always
made from scratch, not from
commercial mixes. The meat
is chopped turkey or chicken, a
good way to utilize meat from
less savory pieces like the neck
bones.
"I've used the dark meat from
chicken short thighs and that's
good, too."
That dressing is expected to
be present now at holiday family
gatherings. Mr. Barber admits


that he hasn't written down a
recipe either.
"I'm hoping one of my kids
will 'eftintefested in learning to'
make it and I'd teach them, of,
Coursee" he said. "But I probably
should write it down anyway.


Jressi
gravy, said
Pans of
pared and
two days 1
likes it to b
add other di
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DRESSING RECIPE

1 pkg. cornbread mix
1 /2 pk. saltines
2 bellpeppers chopped
3 Ig. onions chopped,
/22 celery stalks -chopped
6 boiled eggs -chopped
" /3 Tbsp. sage .
1 can chicken broth
4 pcs. cooked chicken -cut-up
Salt & pepper to taste /

Cook cornbread and crumble with saltines. Saute
Q onions, bellpepper and celery until soft. Mix /
together with eggs and add to cornbread and
saltines. Add chicken and enough broth to make
wet. Add 3 tbsp. sage. Spread into pan.

Bake at 4250 for 45 minutes.


Source
_


Foods that are part of your fam-
ily heritage should be preserved,
because if there isn't a record
left behind or someone to carry
on the tradition, when it's gone,
it's gone."
Mary Finley, 81, former
Baker County home economics
teacher, estimates she has been
making dressing for 69 years.
She learned the basics from her
mother and over time put her
own spin on the recipe. Because
her dressing freezes so well, she
can make it ahead of the holi-
days for convenience.
"Mother put boiled eggs and
giblets in her dressing, but I pre-
ferred reserving them for the


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ing...
Ms. Finley.
corn bread are pre-
left .to sit for about
because Ms. Finley-
e really dry. She may
ry ingredients. such as
d or some Pepperidge
Farm Dressing.
Mix.
Her method in-
volves making a
stock from chicken
broth, celery and
lots of onions. To
this she adds the
drippings from
the turkey. Butter,
poultry season-
ing and a generous
dose of black pep-
per complete her
ingredient list.
"I remember a
time when requests
for my dressing
would start in Sep-
tember and through
Christmas I'd be
making it continu-
ously for one com-
munity event after
another. I still get
requests for it to-
day," she said.
In some parts of
the United States
dressing is called
stuffing, no doubt a


direct reference to
the once common
practice of stuffing the cavity of
the turkey or chicken. Dressing
is a variation on a theme and re-
gionally takes many forms.
White bread may be the base
for it, eliminating altogether the
corn bread southerners prefer.
Ingredients can include sausage,
apples, oysters, chestnuts, cran-
berries and many different kinds
of herbs. Some Canadian recipes
call for the turkey to be stuffed
with ground beef and potatoes.


Taylor designated a
(from page 1) \


officials at the station on CR
250. They were joined by county
staff, county commissioners and
a small contingent of Taylor resi-
dents that helped the area gain its
new status as a nationally-recog-
nized Firewise community.
They group gathered No-
vember 14 to dedicate the north
county hamlet as North Florida's
first Firewise community. The
US Forest Service designation
is one shared by only 50 Florida
communities and 350 nation-
wide.
It represents the public in-
volvement component of the
wildfire prevention plan that was
prepared through cooperation
between local, state and federal
agencies along with local timber
companies.
"This is an important day for
Baker County," Mr. Dolan said.
"We've been nationally recog-
nized... And we worked as one
big team to get this done."
The achievement began by es-
tablishing a local Firewise com-
mittee to guide the recognition
process. Mr. Dolan said when
the initial meeting was called
only six citizens showed up, and
thus, all were given a seat on the
committee.
"It was a little rough to start
getting people involved," said
Mr. Dolan.
Next, a state specialist evalu-
ated Taylor's wildfire prepared-
ness and submitted an assess-
ment to the committee. The
assessment was then used to
formulate an area-specific plan
to better protect Taylor from the
threat of wildfires.
The plan included a number
of fire-proofing steps like clear-
ing a 100- to 200-foot defensible
space around structures, trim-
ming bushes and overhanging
tree limbs, cleaning away pine
needles and leaves from the base


Tirewise community


U....



On hand for Saturday's ceremony (from left) Betsy Breeding, Nancy Oliver, Bill
Breeding, Kent Swicegood, Ray Linster, Jerry Wilfong and Jimmy Oliver.


of homes, upgrading area water
supplies and using fire resistant
plants and building materials.
The Firewise committee se-
cured grants to purchase equip-
ment and partnered with Tay-
lor's two local churches to get
the word out to residents.
Once the steps were taken
and documented, the committee
applied for the Firewise designa-
tion, which'has to be renewed
each year.
"This is tremendous and I'm
glad to see it come together,"


said James Hart of the US For-
est Service. "There are a lot of
communities out there that ap-
ply for these grants and don't get
them."
The cooperation among vari-
ous government agencies, resi-
dents and private timber compa-
nies has made Taylor a model for
wildfire prevention.
"If we can prevent a fire, it's
a lot cheaper and safer for ev-
erybody," Mr. Hart said. "We've
got to get all the communities in
Florida to get Firewise."


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acquired his size from too much pi.
V I thought I saw an eye doctor on an
Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an
optical Aleutian.
V She was only a whisky maker, but he
loved her still.
VA rubber band pistol was confiscated
from algebra class be-
DE OF cause it was a weapon of
math disruption.
V The butcher backed
AlTTER into the meat grinder and
got a little behind in his
1ERARD work.
V No matter how
much you push the envelope, it'll still be
stationery.
VA .dog gave birth to puppies near the
road and was cited for littering.
V A grenade thrown into a kitchen in,
France would result in Linoleum Blown-
apart.
V Two silk worms had a race. They
ended up in a tie.
V Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies
like a banana. )
V A hole has been found in the nudist


camp wall. The police are looking into it.
V Atheism is a non-prophet organiza-
tion.
V Two hats were hanging on a hat rack
in the hallway. One hat said to the other,
"You stay here, I'll go on a head."
V I wondered why the' baseball kept
getting bigger. Then it hit me.
V A sign on the lawn at a drug rehab
center said: 'Keep off the Grass.'
VA small boy swallowed some coins
and was taken to a hospital, When his
grandmother telephoned to ask how he
was, a nurse said, 'No change yet.'
V A chicken crossing the road is poul-
try in motion.
V It's not that the man did not know
how to juggle, he just didn't have the balls
to do it.
V The short fortune-teller who es-
caped from prison was. a small medium
at large.
V The. man who survived mustard gas
and pepper spray is now a seasoned vet-
eran.
V A backward poet writes inverse.
V In democracy.it's your vote that


counts. In feudalism it's your count that
votes.
V When cannibals ate a missionary,
they got a taste of religion.
/ Don't join dangerous cults: Practice
safe sects.
IVWhen the dog slammed into the back
bumper of the car he was chasing as it
stopped at a red light, he knew he was en-
tering the dog daze of summer.
V When Bill and his son Johnnie went
skiing, they both slipped and fell on top
of one another, rolling down the hill like
a snowball. Bill landed on his face but
Johnnie was sonny side up.
VPete had a son and named him Junior
but everyone just called him re-Pete.
V There have been a rash of train rob-
beries lately. Police are looking for their
loco-motive.
V The Queen recently knighted the
country's top race car driver. He became
known as Sir Leadfoot.
V The circuit court judge loved to hear
himself talk. Criminals worried that they
would get a long sentence.
Had enough?


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Teaching kids to give

Touts Feed the Children'
Dear Editor:
Every year around this time, I know that a spirit of giving seems to
be present thank the Lord! So I thought it was time to get my son
Dallen involved in actively giving and teach him why it's so important
that he know things are "not all about him." This came to me when I
saw his huge Christmas list.
I wanted him to learn about children around the country and world
who would love a piece of bread or a blanket, instead of the latest toy.
We watched a TV program for Feed the Children and Dallen asked
me a question that broke my heart: "Momma, does Santa Claus go
to that part of the world?" I told him that I believe Santa does, but he
gives the children food and water instead of toys.
I researched that organization and found it is backed by the Better
Business Bureau. Dallen and I read about Change the World on the
Feed the Children Website. It's a program where kids gather change
and donated it to Feed the Children (both American and overseas).
Without my prompting, my son emptied his piggy bank, and that
told me he got the message. You may not be ready to have your child
watch a show like that, but I hope you will allow them to "Change" the
World with any coins they might want to donate.
If you are already involved with other charities this season, God
bless you. If not, we hope you will dig for some change and donate
what you can. Call me at the numbers below. We will have a yard sale
in the old Wal-Mart parking lot this Saturday, November 22 starting at
9:00 am.
Donate there and join me in teaching our children the importance
of giving.
Richelle Starling
Macclenny
318-4993 or 259-7711


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Praisefor


assistance by


a mechanic
Dear Editor:
We want to tell you about an
experience we had while travel-
ing recently through Macclenny.
Last month we were return-
ing from visiting 'friends and at-
tending the National Street Rod
Nationals in Tampa and we en-
countered mechanical problems
with our 1948 Chevrolet panel
delivery truck.
While we were surveying the
problem (a rear axle rotated off-
center), a young man asked if we
had a problem. He recommend-
ed a repair shop, Robbie's Car
and Truck Service Center, where
owner Robbie Kirkland and his
staff identified the problem. They
repaired it in short order.
We were very impressed with
Robbie and his staff, and how
well-mannered everyone- was.
We were thankful for the fair
price we were charged for the
repairs.
Baker County citizens need
to know what a credit this young
man and his staff are to the area.
We feel safer traveling because
we know we have a friend we
can trust in your area.
Having been in business 'and
serving the public for many
years, we recognize quality and
fair treatment.
Debby and George Utiss Jr
Jesup, Georgia


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Letters to the Editor,..


Will Obamas 'hope


be valid or just a myth?
Dear Editor:
The 2008 presidential election will forever have its place in the his-
tory of our nation.
Unfortunately, the probability of this historic moment being over-:.
shadowed by shattered expectations and diminished hope is more than
significant.
Due to the magnitude of the challenges and crises facing this nation,
it will be very difficult if not impossible for Mr. Obama to fulfill all .
his promises and meet the excessively high expectations of his sup-K
We can only hope that Mr. Biden wag 'not speaking prophetically
when he said that Mr. Obama would be challenged by an international
crisis within the first six months of his administration. In spite of our
spiritual, -political, philosophical, moral and ethical differences, my
faith compels me to pray for him.
During the course of this election, we heard a lot of campaign rheto-
ric about change. In the political arena, change is a process that re-
quires the identification of what needs to be changed, a strategy for
change and a commitment to change.
Although it does not represent a landslide-or an overwhelming ex-
pression of confidence in the Obama administration to effect change,
52% of the voters cast in favor of giving Mr. Obama the opportunity to
keep his promise to bring change to America.
If that 52% wanted to further demonstrate a desire for change, they
would demand that the reins of power be removed from the hands of
Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid! That's not going to happen.
Mr. Obama's staff is already taking on the appearance of those
who have been immersed in the pool of Washington politic. That is
not necessarily a bad thing, but it does not reflect change! People are
worried, fearful, frustrated, discouraged and to some extent desperate.
The exacerbation of these powerful emotions seems to have created an
emotionally vulnerable climate in which people are diligently pursu-
ing hope.
Only time will tell whether the hope inspired by Mr. Obama will be
valid or just a misperception of reality.
America is and always will be the greatest nation on the face of the
Earth. I am proud of this nation and the men and women who defend
and protect her. In January, the torch of leadership will be passed to Mr.
Obama. He is arguably the least experienced and the least qualified in-
dividual to ever serve as commander-in-chief of this great nation.
However, if Mr. Obama will keep his word, fulfill his promises and
effect change, he will silence his critics and win the respect of this na-
tion. If not, 2010 will be a good year for Republicans, and 2012 will
be even better!
Steve Blackmoni, Ph.D
Glen St. Mary


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New River looking for place to park $3 million

Boardseeks highestfederally insured return from area banks


Mrs. Raulerson is sworn in...
Sherrie Raulerson, Baker County's new school superintendent, took the oath of office
during a standing-room-only ceremony the afternoon of November 17 at the school
board meeting room. She presided over her first board meeting the following eve-
ning.


BY JOEL ADDINGTON
Press Staff
Millions of dollars the New River landfill
has invested with Mercantile Bank's mon-
ey market accounts will be moved to more
stable certificates of deposit; the question is
whose CDs will get the cash.
The tri-county landfill's board of direc-
tors voted unanimously November 13 to au-
thorize landfill director Darrell O'Neal to
place the money where it will get the highest
rate of return while also being 100 percent
backed by the federal government.
Prior to the vote the board was presented
with the ratings of seven banks and the rates
of return on each bank's CDs.
Although Mercantile's six-month CD had.
the highest return, the bank also had the low-
est rating.
Mr. O'Neal said Mercantile's stock price
had declined about 85 percent in the last 12
months, and others like Citibank and Bank
of America had seen comparable losses too.
Capital City Bank rated higher and Mr.
O'Neal said the bank could purchase a num-
ber of CDs on New Rivers behalf, thereby
spreading the roughly $2.5 million into
$250,000 increments, which is the highest
amount that the federal government will in-
sure.


Capital City also quoted higher returns
than Mercantile on all but the shortest term
CD, which was six months.
Capital City quoted a 3 percent yield on a
six-month CD while Mercantile quoted 3.65
percent. But on a 24-month CD, Capital City
quoted 4.25 percent compared with 2.5 per-
cent at Mercantile.
Mr. O'Neal said that Capital City's CDs
seemed to be more favorable, but that he re-
ceived a letter from Mercantile saying that it
would guarantee all the money beyond the
first $250,000, which the FDIC would in-
sure.
In'that case on the six-month CD, "that
would be a better deal," said Mr. O'Neal,
adding that the bank would likely privately
insure the investment beyond the FDIC lim-
it.
Board chair and Bradford County com-
missioner Ross Chandler thought such a sce-
nario was too risky in the current economic
climate.
"The [Mercantile] rating is not that great
even though they're saying the funds are
guaranteed," he said. "They're not saying
how they are going to do that... I have trouble
trusting anybody who says they're going to
guarantee that much money."


Board member and fellow Bradford com-
missioner John Wayne Hersey was also re-
luctant to keep the money with Mercantile.
"I know its in writing... but that sounds a
little farfetched," he said of the bank's guar-
antee.
Jon Wershow, the board's attorney, also
weighed in.
"The only guarantee I know of is the
FDIC's, and that's $250,000," he said. "The
people that would guarantee these funds are
companies like AIG."
In other business the landfill board also
approved:
Three work orders totaling about
$167,000 for landfill engineer Jones Ed-
munds. The work includes environmental
monitoring for the 2009 fiscal year, miscel-
laneous duties like attending meetings,'bud-
geting, and other as needed services; and
marketing of carbon credits for fiscal year
2009.
Jones Edmunds performed a study of how
much the carbon credits could be worth and
is now having its results verified indepen-
dently.
A $50,000 research agreement with the
University of Florida.


Arrest for setting car afire


A Glen St. Mary woman was
jailed the evening of Novem-
ber 12 after she was arrested at
a south Macclenny trailer park
for pouring gasoline on a car and
setting it afire.
Christina Knox, 24, was,
also booked on a misdemeanor
charge of disorderly intoxication.
The arson count is a first-degree
felony.
Ms. Knox admitted to walking
to a nearby convenience store,
buying 27 cents worth of gas
and returning to the residence of


Mary Joyner on Brent Lane and
setting fire to a 1990 Toyota, The
accused told Deputy Curtis Ruise
she was angry at Ms. Joyner and
her husband over a fight the pre-
vious evening during which she
was allegedly struck with a crow
bar. Ms. Knox's boyfriend was
arrested after that fracas, she
complained.
Police were called after Ms.
Joyner's husband heard a noise
and glanced out to their yard
about the time Ms. Knox lit the
gasoline. .


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In other reports involving ve-
hicles, Micah Morrison of Mac-
clenny said he returned to the
county November 15 to learn his
disabled 2004 Chuani motorcy-
cle was taken from beside US 90
east of Macclenny where he left
it on October 31.
Mr. Morrison said the vehicle
broke down as he was leaving
town, and he had asked an ac-
quaintance to pick it up. That
was never done and area police
agencies have no record of the
motorcycle being impounded. It


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it's beneficial to Baker County,
in the short term-and the long
term."
His orientation at the capi-
tol was presented by the Small
County Coalition, a state lobby-
ing group of which Baker Coun-
ty is a member.
The coalition is important, he
said, because it gives the county
more influence on state issues,
which tend to be dominated by
the more populous regions.
The orientation was eye-
opening for the first-time offi-
cial as well, offering insights on
how state and regional agencies
can impact local boards.
"The county commission is
involved in a lot more things
now and there's more that the
county is having to be up on,"
he said. "Decisions at St. Johns-
[River Water Management Dis-
trict] and DOT effect decisions
here."
While in Tallahassee, Mr.
Crews also received an update
on the economic problems fac-
ing government due to dwin-
dling tax revenues.
While property tax reform
and a struggling tourism in-
dustry have drastically reduced
state funds and despite the
governor's failed promise to hold
counties harmless of the impact
- other sources of revenue like
property taxes are still flowing,
he said.
"I know there have been some
setbacks, but there's also a good
amount of wasteful spending out
there," said Mr. Crews.
Two local issues the former
sheriff's deputy hopes to address
are problematic dirt roads and
the railroad crossing in Sander-
son.
"There's one county service
that every citizen uses and that's
the roads. When that use is a
problem for folks you're going


to hear about 'it," he said, add- ernment.
ing complaints about.dirt roads He said
were the niost common he heard ment has
while campaigning door-to-door opportunity
this summer and fall. ture growth
"Understanding the county change the
doesn't have the resources to years to coi
pave every dirt road, my think- "I just w,
ing is how can we minimize the leave there
number of times we go back to a decisions I
problem area," Mr. Crews said. children an
"There's some areas we go to have a qua
on a regular basis that we could won't have
eliminate by improving drain- that other c
age digging bigger ditches nightmares
and installing bigger culverts." out of whac
The CSX crossing, more And if t
specifically the motorist delays popular p
caused by trains blocking it, is four more
another problem that Mr. Crews it.
said has "plagued" emergency
services for years.
"It's time for a permanent
solution for that crossing. I will
address it until it gets fixed," he
pledged.
Mr. Crews believes fixing the Well
crossing will likely take help
from citizens, too. Se]
"I'll provide numbers for state
and federal representatives and
ask that they're bombarded with
phone calls to get those tracks WE
fixed," he said. W
Despite the challenges, Mr.
Crewvs said it's an exciting time
to be apart of Baker County gov-

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Felonies for bringing smokes, pot to jail


Inmate turning himself in on warrants November 15th
A Macclenny man was charged with two including habitual offender James White, 58, Drawbond's license had been suspended five
felonies when he turned himself in at county of Macclenny, whose license has been sus- times for failure to pay fines. The traffic stop
jail the evening of November 15 on two mis- pended 23 times. also took place on South 6th.
demeanor warrants. Lt. David Bryant said he stopped Mr. David Christie, 19, of Jacksonville was
Genaro Harris, 22, allegedly had stowed White about 8:30 pm on November 15 be- arrested for five prior suspensions after his
11 tobacco cigarettes and three marijuana cause the suspect's Chevrolet pickup had no speeding 1993 Mitsubishi was stopped on In-
cigarettes in a plastic baggie concealed in tail lights as it traveled southbound South 6th terstate 10 the morning of November 14.
his underwear, said Deputy Matt Sigers. The in Macclenny. He was also ticketed for that Deputy Patrick McGauley said the east-
items, forbidden inside the jail, were discov- violation. bound vehicle was going 88 in a 70 mph zone
ered during a routine search that is part of the Another habitual offender, Travis Draw- about 10:00 near Sanderson.
booking process. bond, 37, of Hilliard, FL, was arrested after Michael Hamilton, 24, of Macclenny
Mr. Harris had two outstanding warrants his 1996 Chevrolet Blazer was pulled over was arrested for not having a driver's license
for his arrest, both for failure to appear in about 9:00 am on November 14. after his northbound Buick was stopped by
Court for driving without a valid license. Deputy Chris Walker said he stopped the Lt. Bryant on CR 125. The officer said the
-Deputies made several arrests the past SUV because it had no mirror on the driver's vehicle had no license plate when pulled over
week of motorists driving without licenses, side, and learned via computer check and Mr. November 16 about 1:14 am.


at Glen trailer without power


B


1 A Glen St. Mary man reported
:.November 11 his residence off
Aunt Mary Harvey'Rd. was en-
tered and $575 worth of property
stolen.
Ryan Finley, told Deputy
James Marker he had not been
at the address since November 3
when the power was turned off,
and that several acquaintances
were aware of that. They also
knew he left property behind,
including the Playstation, DVDs
and guitar that were taken.
The front door of the mobile


home was pried open to gain en-
try.
Two other burglaries were in-
vestigated by the sheriff's depart-
ment last week, both involving
the theft of prescription medica-
tion along with other items.
Rachel Weeks said an indi-
vidual she knew only as Chris
Williams was likely the person
who took her Lortab medication,
about $60 and a debit card when
he left her residence off Charney
Rhoden'Rd. the evening of No-
vember '15.


Ms. Weeks told Deputy Jerard
Peterson she met the suspect at
a hospital earlier that evening,
and they went to her apartment
after getting something to eat at
the McDonalds in Macclenny.
Ms. Weeks also learned her debit
card was used for a purchase at
the Pilot truck stop in Baldwin
after the suspect left about 11:00
pm.
Peter Walker reported his
apartment off US 90 east in
Macclenny was entered through
a bedroom window and several


kinds of prescription medica-
tion take from a night stand. The
drugs included Hydrocodine,
Oxycontin and Xanax,.
Deputy Matt Sigers noted in'
his report that shoe prints from a
rear door and on a bed near the
window appeared to match those
of shoes worn by Mr. Walker. He
had no explanation for the close
match.
The officer also learned the
complainant was wanted on an
outstanding warrant and he was
arrested.


One oftwo stabbing victim injuries said selfinflicted
cu s ijure J


^. Two Macclenny residents
. were stabbed November 11 in
i unrelated incidents and one of
ifthe victim's injuries were alleg-
, edly self-inflicted.
The boyfriend of Ronnie
'; Smith, 35, called police about
' 2:00 am after the woman alleg-
edly attacked him with a steak
" knife. cutting his. hand.
Ms. Smith initially refused to
-. speak to police about her own
wounds, which included a cut to
her left wrist and two puncture
wounds to her left thigh, but later.
said, "I did this to nwself,"'sblates
Deputy Wayne Limbaugh's re-
port.
The boyfriend, Sheldon Maraj,
41, said Ms. Smith came to his
E.i;Macclenny Ave. home asking
to. shower and get some rest. But
when he told her she would need
to find another place to stay af-
ter that night, Ms. Smith became
angry and attempted to attack
.,him with the knife, he'said.
! After disarming her and call-
Sing police, Mr. Maraj said the
woman attacked him with an-
other knife. When he ran to a
parking lot nearby, he said the
girlfriend told him, "If I am go-
*. ing to jail so are you," and start-
ed cutting her wrist.
Mr. Maraj was treated at the
scene by EMS and Ms. Smith
was taken to Fraser Memorial
where police say she became
combative and refused treat-
ment.
Because of Ms. Smith's men-
tal state, authorities initiated


Navonna s

develop er files

Chapter 11
Baker Development LLC of
Aventura, Fla. which was
planning the 8000-unit Navona
SCreek project east of Odis Yar-
Sborough Rd. and CR 125 has
filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Company manager Amram
Adar began the project in 2006
With hopes of bringing the resi-
dential, golf course and busi-
ness park development to Baker
SCounty.
The project never material-
ized, however; and the Navona
Creek property was set for auc-
tion last summer. County Man-
ager Joe Cone said only one bid
was received for a small portion
of the property, which was re-
jected.
The company has about $50
million in assets and owes about
$500,000 in engineering and
consulting fees to firms in Cen-
2 tral Florida and Jacksonville, re-
ported the Jacksonville Business
Journal.


a Baker Act for psychological
evaluation and a felony aggra-
vated battery charge was filed
with the state attorney against
her.
. That evening, sheriff's depu-
ties responded to a south Mac-
clenny residence where Wood-
row Joyner, 39, was on the
ground with a blood-soaked
towel around his head.
Another man later identified
as Willie Albritton, 29, allegedly
stabbed the victim in the back of
the neck before fleeing the Brent


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Lane address with his girlfriend
about 10:45 pm.
It took about three hours and
a Baker Correctional K-9 unit to
find Mr. Albritton, 29, and his
girlfriend Christina Knox, 24,
hiding in a vacant building east
of the crime scene.
The wife of the victim wit-
nessed the stabbing but was too
upset to give details to police.
However, the wife's mother,
Mary Peacock, relayed what her
daughter had told her about what



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transpired.
Ms. Peacock said a black
male known as "Dexter" walked
up behind Mr. Joyner while he
sat in a chair and stabbed him.
The assault followed a verbal ar-
gument between the victim and
the suspect's girlfriend in which
the former told the latter to quiet
down.
"Dexter" was later identified
as Mr. Albritton by Ms. Knox's
mother. He faces a felony aggra-
,yated bapry, charge,,, ,,


Moose Lodge raises $500 for connection.'..
The Macclenny Moose Lodge conducted a food and entertainment benefit on No-
vember 1 and donated $500 in proceeds to the Family Connection organization that
seeks to obtain a "safe house" for children in Baker County. The event organizer
Cori Howle (middle). presented the check November 11 to Bernice Cabral (left) and
Laurie White of Family Connection, also known as the Baker Bunch.
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Aggravated battery allegation


COA receives gif of pork from Local #234...
Jimmie Johnson, business manager and Ronny Andrews, financial secretary of the Plumbers and Pipefitters local union 234 in
Jacksonville, delivered a gift of pork products to the Baker County Council oh Aging November 14. The union won the bid on a
hog at the Baker County Fair held last month. After the hog was processed into chops and sausage, then packaged, the decision
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re-zoning o Glen track for new church

BY JOEL ADDINGTON property Ms. Harmon purchased was carved off b
Press Staff deed from the two acres, but was never rezoned f6
The Baker County Land Planning Agency residential use.
(LPA) approved rezoning about two-acres on the That, and the fact the property was divide
west side of CR 125 south of Interstate 10 to site without following county subdivision regulation
a new church after tabling two special exception which would've required paved access to he
cases during its November 13 meeting. parcel makes the lot non-conforming.
The petition is for St. Peters Anglican Church, "It's like you're in a box. Anyway you turn you'I
which now holds services at the Mathis House bumping into some ordinance," said Mr. Preston.
nearby after splitting from St. James Episcopal in He recommended the LPA approve the special
Macclenny in 2006. exception, but only if a number of conditions wer
The two-acre parcel owned by Lin Taber's Glen met, most notably paving the dirt access easemei
St. Mary Nurseries Company carried 7.5-acre ag- that runs beside the Cash Cow to Ms. Harmon
riculture zoning, a designation requiring A mini- lot.
mum lot size of 7.5 acres. Being too small for that Since Ms. Harmon wasn't aware of Mr. Preston
category, Mr..Taber requested one-acre residential recommendation prior to the meeting, the boar
zoning. decided to give her a month to consider whethi
The site only needed to be rezoned for size, said she could meet the conditions.
Planning Director Ed Preston, because churches Board member Jack Baker said he is reluctant t
are permitted in all zoning categories. He also told approve the request without the conditions outline
the board the new zoning designation could sup- by Mr. Preston.
port two homes, but not mobile homes. A third case, which drew more than 30 resident
Board members unanimously approved the new to the meeting, was a special exception request froi
zoning. Blair Nurseries to continue recreational camping
Not so straight forward was Nancy Harmon's re- hunting, fishing and shooting range activities o
quest for a special exception to make her 1.18-acre the 202-acre propei-rty on. the west side of SR 12
property which doesn't comply with zoning or south of the interstate. The uses are not permitted
subdivision regulations a conforming lot eligible under the tract's current zoning.
for building permits from the county. That case was also continued to next month
"I would like to sell the piece of property and LPA meeting December 11 due to the, lack of
move," said Ms. Harmon, who was recently wid- quorum. Board member Amy Rios was absent an
owed. The problem is that banks typically won't fi- Pat Collier recused herself from the vote because


nance the purchase of non-con-
forming land that can't be built
or improved upon.
The parcel was a part of a
larger two-acre tract originally
included in the Gadsen Heights
subdivision running along the
east side of SR 121 south of I-
10.
The two acres, which are situ-
ated just east of the Mud Lake
Rd. intersection, were rezoned
for commercial use to accom-
modate what's now the Cash
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of Glen St. Mary on an aggravat- "Rick" and that he believed Mr. violently shook her about 9:
ed battery charge after the vic- Griffis was. flirting with his that morning.
tim, Jeffrey Griffis, 29, of Sand- girlfriend at the nearby Country The victim said she didy
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partying at a friend's residence Police are investigating a therefore the Department
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victim asked Mr. Davis to leave, for allegedly spanking, slap- Mr. Pearce faces a misd
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, November 20, 2008 Page 7


Aging Council sets up own store


Seniors are


using itfor


fund raiser

BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Press Staff
When folks think of The Bak-
er County Council on Aging's
Senior Center, they may simply
envision a place where older
people gather to play bingo and
socialize.
Those activities certainly go
on, but these self-reliant, enter-
prising seniors also run their
own cottage industry within the
center's walls.
Yard sales have, been a tra-
ditional way to raise money,
but storing the donated items
between sales,was proving to
be challenging. Establishing a
monthly sale was one way to
handle the large amount of do-
nated items. Then one senior,
Betty Young, came up with an-
other idea.
A year ago, she suggested set-
ting up a store inside the center
on US 90 in Macclenny where
items would be displayed and
on sale daily. Mary Baxla, ex-
ecutive director, of the COA, ap-
pointed Ms. Young supervisor of
the project.
That's how The Country Store
came to be established.
Ms. Young and volunteers
cleared shelving covering nearly
an entire wall that was being
used for books and magazines.
The shelves now hold a vari-
ety of merchandise from 'shoes,
beauty products and linens'
to dishes, greeting cards and
decorative items. Clothing is a-
popular attraction and many of
the seniors purchase the shirts,


Ms. Young stocks the store shelves.
PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN


skirts, dresses, sweaters, pants
and coats donated to the center
on a regular basis.
"I really enjoy managing the
store," said Ms. Young, who be-
fore retiring worked as a server
at Morrison's Cafeteria for ten
years. "It gets me up, gets me
going and gives me something
to do."
The store keeps her busy ev-
eryday from -10:00 am-1:00 pm.
Donated items, which usually
arrive packed in boxes or large
bags, must be sorted, priced
and put up. Ms. Young man-
ages the money made from the
store, which goes back into the
activity fund. Because of this,
the seniors can sponsor many of


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Sanderson locationfor 'Yard ofthe Month'
Drive by Annie "Dolly'" Mann's home on US 90 just east of Sanderson any time of
year, and you will be greeted with colorful flowers very neatly arranged around her
home. She has mastered the art of layering colors with boxwood, red salvia, dwarf
pink azaleas, red amaryllis and purple wandering jew. Couple this with a giant
hedge of Formosa azaleas at the back edge of her property along with a huge grape
arbor, and it's easy,to see Ms. Mann loves gardening and why hers was chosen Yard
of the Month for November. For information on the Baker County Garden Club or
Yard of the Month, please contact 259-6064.
Photo courtesy of Pat Collier


their own group activities such
as shopping trips and going out
to eat at restaurants.
"The store does well. Last
month, according to my records,
we made $200 from the sale of
. clothes alone," she said.
When it's time for the monthly
yard sales always held on a Sat-
urday, the store simply expands
to include the dining and activ-
ity area at the center. After lunch
on a Friday, volunteers sort and
price items and.clothing stacked
on the dining tables. Furniture is
on display on the center's front
porch. A yard sale banner is
hung from the second story bal-
cony to alert the public and ads
are posted in the newspaper.


Annual Moose

holiday inner
The men and women of the
Macclenny Moose Lodge are
proud once again to invite the
community seniors to our annual
Thanksgiving dinner. It will take
place at the Macclenny Lodge,
150 S. Lowder Street on No-
vember 22 at 6:00 pm. We will
have some of the residents from
Moosehaven with us again this
year to help celebrate this won-
derful event. We look forward to
seeing you all again this year and
as always we plan to have a won-
derful evening.
This year the Council on Ag-
ing has graciously offered some
of our seniors transportation to
and from the lodge for those that
want to attend. For this service
you will have to contact Trans-
portation Services for the Coun-
cil on Aging at 259-9315. They
ask that you call as early as pos-
sible on November 20 to sched-
ule transportation to the lodge.


"This is a better way than be-
fore," said Ms. Young. "We don't
have to move and set up tables
outdoors and if it rains, it's no
big deal. The merchandise is
protected and customers come
anyway.
The seniors purchase a lot
of the items themselves, but the
nicest aspect of the store is that
anyone in the community can


come and shop for items during
the weekday mornings. It isn't
necessary to wait for the month-
ly yard sale.
Ms. Young contends that store
is great for the center and run-
ning it helps keep her young.
"But then," she jokes, "I'm al-
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, November 20, 2008 Page 8


Four decades in the car


Rick Rielli, finance manager of Pinev-
iew Chevrolet in Macclenny, has been in the
business of selling cars for 40 years.
Mr. Rielli has seen lots of changes in the
way automobile dealerships operate, from
his first job selling Toyotas in Alabama to
his current position with the county's sole
new car dealership.
"I'm so happy to be where I
am today," said the 70-year-old
Mr. Rielli, a native of Jackson-
ville. "It's great to be working
for a smaller dealership that's
holding its own, especially in
this uncertain market."
When his professional career
as a musician and promoter in
the entertainment industry ran
its course at the very end of the
1960's, he decided to go into a
business that had always inter-
ested him.
"I needed a different liveli-
hood, so I went with something
I had always loved cars," he
said.
That interest took root .in
early childhood. Raised at
Jacksonville Beadh, he remem-
bers sitting on the street corner
just to look at the cars.
"I'd bet you anyone my age
remembers sitting on the curb
with his buddies and calling
out the name, model and year
of cars as they passed by," he
said. "Back then, Americans
had a love affair with the au-
tomobile that's been unrivaled
since."
* The young man loved cars,
every make and model, the an-
tiques and the modern designs.
"Why do you think the stor-
age compartment of a car is
called a trunk?" he asks. "Be-
cause that's what it used to be.
There was a rear area where an
actual trunk was attached. You
carried your tools in that. The
glove box it was for gloves which you'd
need to x ear to use the tools when .N ou had to
work on the, car, often on the side of the road
when it broke down." '.,
The car afficionado remembers being en-
thralled with such models as the Stuts Bearcat
Torpedo and Bobtail Speedster, the elegant
Dusenburg which only royalty and movie
stars drove and the Ford Starlight coup.
"I loved the Studebaker," he said. "It was
so big at both ends, you didn't know it if was
coming or going."


e affair began as
According to Mr. Rielli, when WWII w
at its peak, cars weren't being manufacture
in the United States. Materials such as st
and rubber were designated to the war effc
The relative unavailability of cars made the
very desirable.
People came back from the war with mo
ey in their pocket. Women had been work
as well and everybody wanted two things
house and a car.
"The designs and colors were so unl


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chrome," said Mr. Rielli. "A car was m
than just a utilitarian object to transport
from place to place, it was where Nou spei
lot of your time socially."
Drive-in restaurants and outdoor theal
developed for that very reason coup
dated in cars.
New models were shipped once a y
to the dealerships and the event was hig
publicized. Cars were delivered from
manufacturer shielded by covers. Showro
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Pavia T. Barton, Suporintendar't


Dear Baker County Citizens,

Thank you for allowing me to serve as superintendent of schools for
the past twelve years. It has been an honor and pleasure to lead our
exemplary school district. The encouragement and support you have
given me and our system during the past twelve years will always be
remembered. My life has truly been blessed through service as super-
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I would like to congratulate Superintendent-elect Sherrie Raulerson.
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red side.
eel On a specific evening at a designated hour
)rt. the cars would be unveiled and people stood
em in line to get inside to see the new models.
Some lucky people could get tickets for a
on- special preliminary showing before the un-
ing veiling.
;, a "It was all very secretive and exciting and
quite a production. 'The Greatest Show on
be- Earth' wasn't the circus, it was the new car
showing," said Mr. Rielli.
i The.hype surrounding each
year's crop of new models was
so much apart of American
culture that Norman Rockwell,
famous for his illustrated cov-
ers of The Saturday Evening
Post, used the idea as the sub-
ject for one of his paintings.
A young boy is shown trying
his best to see through a crack
in a fence surrounding a car lot
where the new models are be-
ing stored until show time.
Back then, dealerships didn't
maintain the huge inventory on
their lots that they do today.
Clients test drove a demonstra-
tor car at the dealership, placed
orders for their new vehicle and
often waited several weeks for
it to be delivered.
Mr. Rielli was 14 when he
got his restricted license, but
taught himself to drive' be-,
fore that. The son of a restau-
rant owner, he used to fiddle
around with his father's car in
the parking lot
"When dad was busy inside,
I'd start it up, work the clutch,
jerk it all over the lot. I also had
a dune buggy that I'd been driv-
S. ing for a while, too. You didn't
need a license for that."
At that time, a dune buggy
was a car stripped of its body
____ and fenders down to not much
more than a seat on the chassis
PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIOAN and used to zoom around the
uch beach .
Mr. Rielli got ajob as a delivery person for.
the Beach Boulevard Theatre. Somehow% the ,
you. a' 'restriCted' resignation of his license went
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tury Fox operated a theatre hub in Jacksonville that distributed films
and supplies to all the theatres in the city. The young man was hired
to drive the theatre van there and pick up the films, popcorn, oil and
candy.
Mr. Rielli recalls how he was sometimes allowed to keep the van
to go to Fletcher High School where he was a student. Since he le-
gally wasn't supposed to be driving, he parked it out of sight and then
walked to class on foot.
"I was driving to school to attend my driver's education class and I
wasn't supposed to be driving at all," he said with a laugh.
At 15 he was able to ge.t his first car, a used '49 Chevrolet that cost
$250. Mr. Rielli made $14 dollars a week at the theatre. His father ac-
companied him to the bank where the young man discussed the terms
of a loan with the president. When they reached an agreement, they
all shook hands. There was no contract.
"Back then you could do that," said Mr. Rielli. "That's something
that has really changed."
By the early '70s, the car industry had evolved a great deal. Dealer-
ships began to be located in the suburbs where before they had always
been downtown.
"Remember, after the war, there weren't that many cars and most
women didn't even drive. The dealerships had to be easily accessible
to people by bus and train. That changed eventually, as women began
driving and multiple family cars became more common.
Mr. Rielli's introduction to sales was a challenge. Toyota cars were
just being introduced to the American market and they were a tough
sell. Eventually, the Toyota's better gas mileage, low cost, reliability
and easy upkeep began to garner them favor. Mr. Rielli credits the gas
crunch in the 1970s as being a "real wake up call" and more and more
consumers switched their loyalty from domestic to foreign brands.
"Boy, did I get a tongue lashing from my father when I went to
work for Toyota," said Mr. Rielli. "He was a firm believer in Ameri-
can-made cars."
The process of buying a car underwent a lot of changes. He remem-
bers when people simply walked into a dealership with cash in their
pocket and ordered their car. If a loan was necessary, the salesperson
personally accompanied the client to the bank to secure it.
"Many of the changes involved the addition of a lot more personnel
at the dealerships'and the process started to include a lot more nego-
tiation," said Mr. Rielli.
Buyers now deal with sales managers and appraisers as well as the
salesperson. Financing procedures expanded and the incorporation of
trading in the value of your used car as part of the negotiation became
common.
c"Computers streamlined the process a great deal, he said. "Used to
be contracts were completely written out by hand and there could be
several days waiting for approval. Now credit is checked, financing
arranged, a duplicate of the exact tag is produced and the customer
can be on their way in a new car sometimes in less than an hour."
Mr. Rielli came to Pineview last March after years working for
much larger dealerships. He loves the hometown atmosphere and giv-
ing the best service he can to customers.
The ability to deal with customers one-on-one is the most reward-
ing aspect of his work, something he claims is nearly impossible in
the larger dealerships.
"Here I get to relate and interact with the owner, which I really
value," he said. "At the larger dealerships, you might not ever see the
owner."
He believes that the current economic crunch is only temporary.
"Americans still love their cars," he says. '"When this economy
turns around, I fully believe the auto industry will come back and
when it does, it will be stronger than ever!"
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Grace Tyler Dube

Daughter is born
Joseph and Tyler Dub6
of Sanderson are proud to
announce the birth of their
daughter, Grace Tyler Dub&.
She was born November 10,
2008 at St. Vincent's Medical
Center and weighed 9 pounds, 8
ounces. Grace joins older broth-
ers, Peyton and Ryan.
Paternal grandparents are
Joseph and Mary Jane Dub6
of Jacksonville and Dean and
Regina Berger of Macclenny.
Maternal grandparents are John
and Madge Stewart of Baldwin.
Paternal great grandparents are
Mr. & Mrs. Carlton Davis of
Sanderson.


Mr. and Mrs. Stewart

50th anniversary!.
Juanelle and Jimmy Stewart
of Maccenny will observe their
50th wedding anniversary on
November 29 with a reception
for family and friends at the ag
center in Macclenny.
The Stewarts wed on Novem-
ber 26, 1958 in Alma, Ga. Their
children are Vicky Hardenbrook
andKay Fish, both of Macclenny.
They have six grandchildren.

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Mr. and Mrs. Jason Davis

Wed November 9
The parents of Kimberly
"Brooke" Railey of Macclenny
and Jason Eugene Davis of Mac-
clenny are pleased to announce
the marriage of their children on
November 9, 2008 at the Chris-
tiari Fellowship Temple in Mac-
clenny. Pastor Timmy Thomas
performed the ceremony.
The couple will take a brief
honeymoon before residing in
Jacksonville, NC, where-Jason is
stationed at Camp Lejeune as a
member of the Marine Corps.


Family reunion
The Hurst-Kirkland-Mikell
families will hold their annual
family reunion on November
27th at 2:30 pm at the-home of
Ronnie Kirkland. Dinner will
be at 3:00 pm.


Social


Woman's Club to

launch drives for

food bank and toys
The next regular meeting of the
Macclenny Woman's Club will be
November 20 at the clubhouse.
Guest.speaker will be Deborah
Travis, a club member and master
gardener. Her topic will be seeds
that Pilgrims may have planted,
and tips on winter plant care.
A traditional Thanksgiving
feast will be served, and the club
will also be collecting non-perish-
able food for the Samaritan Food
Bank.
The Woman's Club is launching
its annual drive for both new and
used toys and warm clothing for
children up to age 12. The annual
Margie Lord Christmas for Kids
party will be December 13 starting
at 8:00 am at the clubhouse.
For more information, call
Shirley Padgett at 259-3409.


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wonderful children, Trey and
Emily Davis. Erin works full-
-time, Monday Friday on the
Southside of Jacksonville and
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her evenings and weekends to
coach the Baker County Giants
Cheerleaders. Erin is an excel-
.lent coach and made it a point
,to make sure the girls had as
much fun as possible. The girls
really love coach Erin. Erin is a
very giving person and would
do anything she could to help
someone out. So again, Erin,
we the parents of the Giants
Cheerleaders want to say Thank
you for all you do.
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Obituaries


Ali Cooper, 18,

dies in accident
Allison "Alli" Cooper, 18,
of Baxter died unexpectedly on
November
11, 2008.
Alli was a
2008 gradu-
ate of Baker
County
HighSchool
and, hoped
to pursue
a career in
nursing, as
she always
loved tak-
ing care of Ms. Cooper
others. She
was currently employed as a
CNA at the Life Care' Center of
Orange Park. Alli loved listening
to her music, hanging out with
her friends and going to the auto
races with her brother. She was
predeceased by grandfather Hu-
bert Burnsed; uncle Scott Coo-
per; great grandparents C.H and
Belle Yonn, Enoch and Susie
Burnsed, Jewel and David Roy
Cooper and Dorothy Averitt.
Survivors include parents
Mark and Debbie Cooper of
Baxter; brother David Cooper
of Middleburg; sisters Kyla
Cooper of Lake City and Jaime
Cooper of Baxter; grandparents
Mary and Wilson Bowlin of
Macclenny, Annette Singer of
Grand Ridge, FL, and Dan and,
Ann Cooper of Providence; one
nephew; one niece; five aunts
and uncles; fiancee Caleb Potu-
rich; best friends Kristian "Kit"
Wilkerson and Shannon Chana-
ki.
The funeral service was held
November 18 at 1:00 pm at
Christian Fellowship Temple in
Macclenny with Pastor David
Thomas officiating. Pallbearers
were Brandon Burnsed. Andy
Burnsed, Brad Bumsed, Ricky
Moser, Timothy Wall and Chris
Bolander. Arrangements were
under the direction of V. Todd
Ferreira Funeral Services.

William Crews

dies November 14
William Joe Crews, 62, of
Macclenny died Friday, Novem-
ber 14, 2008 at his home.
Mr. Crews was a lifelong
resident of Macclenny, the son
of the late William Joseph and
Martha Augusta Wiggins Crews.
He served in the US Army dur-
ing the Vietnam War, both in
Vietnam and Germany. He was
preceded in death by wife Ove-
da Crews; sister Rosie Harvey;
son James Timothy Crews.
He is survived by sister Shir-
ley (Ed) Harvey and brother
John Dugger, both of Sander-
son; five step-children and nu-
merous step-grandchildren and
step-great-grandchildren; nieces
and nephews.
The graveside service for Mr.
Crews was on November 17 at
2:00 pm at Cedar Creek Cem-
etery with Rev. Jim Cox offici-
ating. Guerry Funeral Home of
Macclenny was in charge of ar-
rangements.

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Sarah Lee Oliver Robinson,
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Jacksonville following a brief
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She was born in Carlton,
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daughter of Clayton Holman
Oliver and the former Minnie
Lou Black. She was preceded in
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Robinson.
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Bud (Hazel), Charles (Hazel),
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Oliver; sister Polly McGraw;
ten grandchildren and' 14 great-
grandchildren.
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at Grace Baptist Church with
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Ruby Shrewsbury McKinney
and the late Basil McKinney in
Beeson, West Virginia on No-
vember 6, 1936. Jack was re-
tired from CSX Railroad where
he was employed as a railroad
clerk, and had been a resident
of Macclenny since 1957. Jack
loved the Raiford Road Church
and his Joshua Men's Group. He
enjoyed playing the guitar, man-
dolin and banjo.
Survivors include loving wife
of 39 years, Shirley Norman
McKinney; mother Ruby McK-
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merous nieces and nephews.
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November 19 at 11:00 am at his
church with Pastor Eddie Griffis
officiating. Interment followed
at Macedonia Cemetery. The ar-
rangements were under the direc-
tion of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral
Services.

Doris Janssen, 86

of Brycevillc dies
Doris M. Janssen, 86, of Bry-
ceville died on November 12,
2008 at Macclenny Nursing and
Rehab. Ms. Janssen was born.in
Fresno, California to Giddion
DeCainp and Maybelle Lowe
DeCamp on August 22, 1922.
She was a native of California
but had been a resident of Bry-
ceville since 1985 and was a
Baptist. She was predeceased by
grandson Billy Janssen.
SSurvivors include Richard
Janssen of Bryceville, her hus-
band of 68 years; son James A.
(Drucilla) Janssen of Bryceville;
one grandson and one great-
grandchilLd
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Middle school one ofmany collectingforfood drive..
Tiffany Roundtree's sixth-grade class displays some of the 500 cans of food it collected for the Baker County Middle School's
annual food drive. More than 1100 cans were brought in school-wide as well as the ingredients for about 10 Thanksgiving Day
dinners. The dinners, complete with a turkey, will be donated to about a dozen needy middle school families. The canned goods
will be given to the Samaritan Ministry's food bank. Baker County High School's business academy reported collecting 779 cans
and a number of the district's elementary schools also held holiday food drives.
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Ports


Wildcats vanquish Conqucors


with running game, stiff defense


In his wildest dreams, Coach
Bobby Johns probably couldn't
have imagined the Wildcats
would travel to the Westside of
Jacksonville and hand Trinity
Christian a 42-0 skunking Friday
night. Certainly Conqueror coach
Verlin Dorminey never imagined
such a thing could happen.
After all, the Conquerors were
7-1 going into the game, with
running backs who had multiple
200-yard games rushing the foot-
ball. They had dominated most
of their opponents and on paper
at least looked.like a good match
fer,the Witdeats', .." .
But Johns. had the \\ildcats
ready to, play football. They
weren't holding back in prepa-
ration for Friday's playoff game
with the St. Augustine Yellow
Jackets. They had come to the
Westside to win.
Even though he had preached
not looking past Trinity, Coach
Johns knew he would have some
guests in attendance at the match
who were not rooting. for either
side. St. Augustine sent coaches
who were watching the action
like hawks and taking copious
notes on what they saw.
What they got to write down
on their clipboards was very lit-
tle about the width and breadth
of the Wildcat offense. Johns and
his staff had decided early to give
away very little to St. Augustine
coaches they knew would be in
"attendance.
What they got to see was the
most basic of basic Wildcat of-
fenses. Probably all told, the
Cats ran half a dozen different
plays. It was "pound it up the
gut" football on Friday night and
the Wildcat offensive line made
absolutely certain that it was go-
ing to work.
With that kind of football, the
success or failure of the game
plan is all on the shoulders of the
line. They responded better than
even Bobby Johns could have
expected. The line controlled
the line of scrimmage and con-
sistently pushed Trinity off the
ball. Not even in their 33-21 loss
to state finalists Tampa Catholic
had the Conqueror defense been
handled to that degree.
Defensively, the Wildcats
were just as dominating. They
harassed the vaunted Conqueror


running attack, stopping them at
the line of scrimmage. Their lead-
ing rusher had 5 yards that's
right 5 yards rushing. The Cats,
on the other hand, had 386 yards
rushing and both Greg Williams
and Hank Farmer had over 100-
yard games. Williams finished
with 164 yards, including an 80
yard smash up the middle for a
score. Farmer had 106 yards.
Williams opened the scoring
in the first quarter with a 2-yard
plunge on the first series and then
got a second on a tidy little pitch-
out from Darvin Ruise. Ruise got
in trouble as he sprinted around
the end and at the last minute
dropped the ball back to the trail-
ing tailback. Williams powered
past the Conqueror defense and
that was that. After two series,
the Wildcats were up 12-0.
They continued to pound the
ball down Trinity's throat as the
half progressed and offensively
the Conquerors managed next to
nothing running or throwing the
ball. They hadn't been in a game
like that and got more and more
frustrated as it progressed.
Hank Farmer scored the
third touchdown for BCHS and
added the 2-point conversion to
give BCHS a 20-0 lead. The fi-
nal touchdown of the half was a
strike from Ruise to Jarvis Sim-
mons. Ruise ran in the conver-
sion.
To demonstrate how domi-
nating the Wildcat defense was
on Friday night, the Conquerors


didn't get their first 1st down of
the night until there was only
three minutes left in the third
quarter.
The Cats' first score of the
second half was probably the
most exciting. Williams broke
off tackle through the line and
outran everyone, including the
Conqueror's top back Rashard
Knight, to the endzone. The 80-
yard scamper and Ruise's con-
version put BCHS up 36-0.
The final score of the night
came after freshman Mardreakus
Ford picked off a pass. Farmer
drove to the 15 and Simmons ran
it in for his second touchdown of
the night.
The Cats face arguably their
biggest test of the year on Fri-
day night when they travel to St.
Augustine to take on the 10-0
Yellow Jackets in the first round
of the playoffs. The Cats were
knocked out of the playoffs last
year by St. Augustine and there's
nothing Coach Bobby Johns
would like more than to return
the favor.

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Dikemby Hogan sheds Trinity defenders during Friday's blow-out game.


Wildcats prepare for playoffs


Offensive, defensive lines key to winning
The Wildcats finished the regular football season he has to cross if the Cats continue to advance in
with a lot of momentum, defeating Trinity Christian the playoffs.
42-0 in Jacksonville. It was a loss that stunned and The Wildcats have a stiffer defense this year than
quieted the Trinity faithful. Most could not imagine last and they will need it to match up against St. Au-
that the Conquerors, who had dominated most of gustine. The Yellow Jackets are a potent offensive
their opponents and had a bevy of running backs av- team. They can run the ball with either Clarence
eraging well over 100 yards a game rushing, could Jones or Marlon Williams providing the punch.
be handled quite so easily. The Jackets prefer to run the ball, but they have
Coach Bobby Johns knew he was doing a balanc- other weapons as well. Kyle West can throw if they
ing act against Trinity. He wanted to win and win have trouble on the ground. He did on Friday at
convincingly to enter this Friday's playoff match- Ridgeview.
up with St. Augustine with a lot of momentum. He The key to both teams, however, will be what
also wanted to take the field healthy and avoid in- happens up front. The offensive and defensive lines
jury in a very physical contest with Trinity. will be called upon to have their game of the sea-
He got one out of two. Using very few plays son. The Wildcats live and die on their success with
besides basic "up the gut" running, the Wildcats the running game and if the offensive line can wear
shocked the Trinity fans and players alike. Baker down St. Augustine and open holes for the backs,
High went into the game wanting to show the Con- they could be successful against the Jackets.
querors who was the boss and did it convincingly. Defensively, they will have to close those holes
The Conquerors left the game, well, conquered. up front and the linebackers and defensive ends will
On a less positive note, Harold Moore, arguably- have to put pressure on West if he tries to go to the
the fastest man on the field for either team, limped air. The defense has risen to the occasion more than
off in the second half and did not return. The Cats once this season, but against a quality opponent like
don't want to do without him on Friday in St. Au- St. Augustine, it will be essential.
gustine because he brings a real outside threat to Another key to the game will be avoiding men-
the table. Moore also is a potent threat as a kick re- tal mistakes. The Wildcats have been plagued with
turner, penalties that have snuffed drives, and in the clock
With or without Moore, the Cats will face a siz-, management area. Against a fundamentally sound
able task on Friday night. St. Augustine has been team like St. Augustine they will have to play solid
one of the area's powerhouses for the better part of a football to win.
decade. Last year, the Yellow Jackets went 13-2 on One thing is certain, St. Augustine is going to be
their way to the state finals before losing to Naples. the place to be on Friday pight if you want to see a
The Jackets stopped the Wildcats 30-6 last sea- hard nosed football game.
son, and Coach Bobby Johns knows what a hurdle

Jackson remains undefeated with win

Not even the Wildcats prob- playoff-bound Episcopal 42-19. oldest rivalries.
ably expected to shut out play- Brett Whitmire threw for -218 Jackson held on to remain
off-bound Trinity Christian 42-0 yards and two touchdowns, and undefeated against a determined
last Friday. It was a perfect storm ran in for a score as he outclassed Lee Generals. The Jackson de-
for the Conquerors and just the Eagles. Former Baker Coun- fense proved the difference as
about everything went right for ty resident Colt Linster caught a the Tigers won 12-7. Lee played
the Wildcats. The win sets up the touchdown pass for, the Eagles. a very physical game and Jack-
biggest clash of the season with Mark Butler had 293 all purpose son's usually powerful offense
the 9-1 Wildcats facing the 10- yards for the Crusaders. sputtered, but the defense did
0 St. Augustine Yellow Jackets. Arlington Country Day's enough to stop Lee and hold
Here's a look at how the Jack- game against Lauderhill Upper them to just over 100 yards of
ets and other Wildcat opponents Room Christian was cancelled offense.
fared this week. because players from the visiting Union County defeated Tay-
The Yellow Jackets wrapped team broke into the lockers and lor County 42-6.
up their regular season with a 'stole equipment. Lauderhill was Bradford lost a squeaker to
28-14 win over Ridgeview. The up 20-6 at the half. home team Keystone Heights
Panthers had never swatted the Another nasty altercation 14-13.
Jackets, going 0-7 against St. ruined the rivalry game between Ocala Vanguard went win-
Augustine. Marlon Williams Raines and Ribault on Saturday. less with a 62-19 loss to North
came back to the team after an Fights under the stands during Marion.
i`IUr\ ankd ranr'o 1'28 yards, and and after- the afternoon game Suwannee lot i-s big rivalry
'quarterback Kyle Wesft as g9 dimmed an exciting 22-21 win game in a Big way, falling 47-0
for 85 yards passing. by Raines. The Vikings made a to Columbia High.
Bishop Kenny finished the two-point conversion to secure
season on a high note, defeating the win in one of Duval County's

Jaguars started strong, finished weak
Jerry Porter has not materialized little or no shot at the playoffs. A
into the star they hoped he'd be very frustrated'Jack Del Rio ad-
FAT LA D Y when they spent $10 million to mitted as much, saying that they
bring him from Oakland. Dennis would have to win their next 6
ROBERT GERARD Northcutt is solid, but not since games to even have a chance.
Keenan McCardell and Jimmy Probably the coolest part of the
I braved the chilly tempera- Smith have the Jaguars had a set game was not the temperatures
tures and went to the Jaguar of receivers that were feared. but the flyover by a B-2 bomber.
game on Sunday to watch them The running game was solid, I have never seen this flying wing
take on the undefeated Titans. but couldn't carry the day, and before and it was impressive. It
The Jaguars always seem to have the defensive backs gave up big looked like a UFO and was vir-
better games against teams at the plays. Kerry Collins felt comfort- tually silent until it was well past
top of the food chain than at the able in the pocket and on three the stadium. Wow!!
bottom. occasions beat the Jacksonville I'll tell you who wasn't
Sunday was definitely a game secondary for big gainers, stealthy this weekend. The
of two halves. After being up Other than the .backs, defen- Florida Gators handed former
14-3 at intermission, the Jaguars sively the 'Jaguars didn't do a "head ball coach" Steve Spurrier
slumped in the second half and bad job against the Titans. They his worst beating ever as they
gave up 21 straight points. The stopped them again and again cruised to a 56-6 victory over
reasons weren't too difficult to and were in the game until a har- South Carolina.
decipher. nried David Garrard lofted a lame I hope the lizards win out and
The receiving corps was pret- duck pass that was picked off by Texas Tech does the same. I am
ty pitiful. Though I can't believe Chris Carr, a reserve defensive salivating at the idea of the Ga-
I'm actually say this without back who had probably the best tors and the Red Raiders playing
Matt Jones the Jaguars didn't game of any of the Titans. for the national championship.
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Breakfast: Chef's choice
Lunch: Chef's choice
Wednesday, November 26
No school
Thursday, November 27
No school
Friday, November 28
No school


;: Second place forestry team (from left): FFA sponsor Greg Johnson, Hannah Masterson, Matthew Cantrell, Dillon Corn, alternate
T immy Gibson and Kyndall Brooks.-
Photo courtesy of Greg Johnson




SCounty's FFA gets 2nd place




in statewide forestry contest,


The Baker County FFA Forestry Team finished
second in the state, matching last year's impressive
finish.
The Wildcat FFA had strong individual finishes
and ended up just a hair's breath out of the top spot
'during the finals November 13-14 in Perry.
"This year we have been working hard and pre-
paring for this contest, and finished second in the
State last year," said FFA sponsor Greg Johnson.
"These members have been practicing three days a
- week since school started and did an outstanding
job representing our chapter."
Out of the six events, the FFA placed 1st in den-
drology, 1st in equipment, 2nd in general knowl-
edge, and 3rd in forest disorders. The team placed
second in .the state and out of 1800 points fell just
- 16 points off Blountstown, the first-place winner.-
The team won the district on October 2 at
Austin Cary State Forest to qualify for the state
- tournament. At the districts, all eight members had
to compete in six different events: timber estimation,
compass and pacing, dendrology, insect and disease


BCMS honor rolls...

BAKER COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL
Principal's List 1st Nine Weeks
6th Grade: Chelzie Alford, Jacqueline Anderson, Morgan Burnsed, Grason Cain, Jaime
Carroll, Matthew Chisholm, Keith Combs, Sydney Corbett, Haley Crews, Dustin Delgross,
Ashleigh Dinkins, Sydney Dopson, Ashton Goethe, Colton Gray, Jessica Harrell, Apryl Har-
' vey, Kalyn Ingram, Toree Jones, Hannah Mathews, Summer McCray, Hannah Nowlen, An-
- gelica Paulson, Karlie Payne, Allee Pringle, William Raulerson, Gracemarie Rhoden, Hannah
Rodgers, Jacob Sellers, Samantha Simon, Elizabeth Smith, Matthew Stafford, Forrest Waldron,
Steven Walker, Callie Wheeler, Dannielle Wilkerson, Donelle Williams, Videll Williams II
7th Grade: Ashton Adkins, Melissa Baker, Cynthia Cams, Kaleb Carter, Emily Collins,
Kaitlyn Corder, Taylor Dopson, Sarah Famesi, Mekenzi Hand, Brandi Harrison, Clara Harvey,
Abigail Hinson, Shelby Kuhr, Taylor Matthews, Mason Mobley, Malory Osteen, Kiala Pigott,
Morgan Ruehling, Kimberley Samaroo, Paige Smola, Sarah St. John, Sarah Strohmetz, Mason
Sweat, Genie Taylor, Kevin Thomas, Amber Welborn, Hunter Williams, Mackenzie Wingard
8th Grade: Robert Brannan, IV, Victoria Chisholm, Imari Clark, William Clarkson, Megan
Crawford, Bronson Davis, Laurel Davis,.Haley Dopson, Mariah Givens, Mary Hart, Austin
Hostetler, William Johnson, Johnathan Lamb, Reagan Mckendree, Baleigh Nipper, Devin Nor-
man, Timothy Plemmons, Caleb Rodgers, Madison Stephens, Jays6n Steven, Brooke Taylor,
Morrissa Taylor, Allison Wagstaff, Ashley Wheeler, Cheyanne Whitton, Ethan Wilkerson,
Jaden Williams, Ashley Zawolik


Honor Roll 1st Nine Weeks
6th Grade: Tristan Altman, Sharlie Bailey, Desirea Barton, Mason Batten,.Troy Beck, Clif-
", ford Bellomy, III, Kyle Berg, Lauren Berry, Katlyn Boston, Celeste Bourgois, Landon Boyette,
Catherine Brown, Keyonna Burch, Clayton Bureau, Brianna Burnsed, Kristin Bussey, Matthew
Butcher, Jacob Carter, Dylan Clark, Brooke Combs, Paul Constable, III, Kristin Cox, Marshal
Craven, Seth Crenshaw, Brody Crews, Keltni Davis, Brittany Delp, Danielle Dewolfe, Kather-
ine Dewolfe, Tianna Dixon, Vomesha Donaldson, Chase Drury, Kaylyn Dyal, Savannah Fish,
Harvey Flanders, Taylor Gabbard; Maegan Gerace, Emily Givens, Brandie Grau, Kasey Graves,
Angelica Griggs, Travis Hall, Kaitlin Hance, Louis Handte, Iv, Gabrielle Harkins, Brandon Har-
vey, Libradio Hauge, Jr., Reid Hedrick, Dalton Higginbotham, Brandon Hodges, Aislan Hooker,
Natalie Home, Ridge Home, Kevin J6hns, Darchelle Johnson, Zoe Johnson, Savannah Kames,
Mandy Keene, Armont'e Kelly, Jordan Kennedy, Molly Kerce, Steve Kish, Laura Lee-hayden,
Mason Loadholtz, Rachel Long, Rebekah Long, Emily Martin, Samuel Mckenney, Blayne Mer-
chant, Jonathan Mobley, Jr., Allison Monds, Maia Mosley, Kimberly Nelson, CodyNipper, Gar-
iett Nipper, Austin Noblitt, Tanner Orberg, Lailan Padgett, Madyson Perry-ruiz, Tara Pickett,
Jessica Pilkington, Zachary Rafuse, Domaquansha Rankins, Mark Ray, Iv, Nicholas Reimer,
Corey Rife, Ethan Rivest, Madison Roberts, Kayla Sampley, Siearra Sanders, Jesslyn Sands, Vic-
toria Sapp, Julia Schatz, Katelyn Scott, Christi Sheerin, Brea Smith, Jacob Smith, Justin Smith,
Jacob Stalvey, Kali Stansbury, Jacob Theophile, Kaylee Thick, Blake Thomas, Joseph Thomas,
Elena Tomas, Austin Tow, Oakley Waltman, Brandon Wheeler, Brianna Whiting, Bakauri Wil-
liams, Ivy Williams, Savana Williams, Cameron Wilson, Autumn Wingate, Charles Wright, Joan
Yarborough, Ryan Yarborough, Taylor Yonn
7th Grade: Kasey Alford, Kelsey Anderson, Megan Anderson, Dalaney Arabie, Kaila Bald-
win, Evan Barrett, Kyle Barron, Kelsey Berry, Tyler Braddy, Stephen Brantley, Aaron Burnsed,
Jonathan Campos, Hunter Chambers, Timothy Chancey, Tyler Cole, Christopher Combs, Bri-
onna Cooper, Megan Crews, Miranda Davis, Forrest Elledge, Mikki Evans, Emily Farley, Palmer
Ferguson, Hawke Forbes, Ja'cara Gartrell, Christina Gereshenski, Katelyn Ginder, Jennifer Giv-
ens, Kristen Gray, Sara Gray, Grant Gregory, Anthony Griffis, Jr., Stephanie Griner, Reba Guin,
Kayla Hancock, Reginald Hayes, Brittni Hodges, Jennifer Hodges, Kylie Holton, Jordyn Hunter,
. Alisyn Hysler, Branda Jarvis, James Johns, Lexy Knabb, Michael Kuster, Macie Lawrence,
Brandie Lee, Colton Lee, Joseph Manning, John Martin, Caitlin Mason, Rebekah Mcneil, Chase
Meadows, Shelby Mechum, Cassie Miller, Bayliegh Moore, Kailey Murphy, Shelby Murray,
Lacey Nettles, Joshua Nichols, Brittany Norrell, Nicholas Norton, Mallory O'donnell, Kaden
Orender, Kelly Parker, Sara Pettyjohn, Jordan Pinchback-mayo, Morgan Raley, Danielle Raul-
erson, Autumn Ray, Alexander Register, Chelsea Rhoden, Kayla Rhoden, Latesha Robinson,
Chelsea Sanderson, Mikala Schaeffer, Zachary Shumate, Rachel Sibley, Matthew Smith, Bran-
don Soyring, Vianca Steward, Samantha Stewart, Miranda Tanner, Kathryn Thwmpson, Madison
Thompson, Jolonda Watts, Tyler Wendel, Clayton West, Jered White, Sarah Wilkerson, Sydney
Williford, Michaela Wilson, Destiny Yarbrough
8th Grade: Michaela Ariail, David Baker, Tyler Baldwyn, Ashleigh Behm, Hunter Bell,
Morgan Bell, Patrick Berry, Danielle Blow, Kasey Blue, James Brookins, Steven Buhler, Scott
Burkhardt, li, Kristian Burnham, Robin Carrigg, Chelsea Carver, Rachel Chambdrs, Ashlei
Christie, Stephen Corbett, Bethanie Crews, Cody Crews, James Crews, Korie Crummey, Kather-
ine Demers, William Demers, Andrea Dempsey, Brittany Dugger, Kamala Dyal, Lacey England,
4 James Fannin, Erin Gaylord, Dustin Haller, Sarah Harrell, Randall Hay, Laken Head, Brianna
Henderson, Crysta Hilton, Angela Hines, Elizabeth King, Amberly Lewis, Tyler Lokey, Emil
Lyons, Jr., Dillon Mann, James Mckelvey, Heather Mcnutt, Emily Meadows, Landon Mitch-
ell, Colin Moore, Brittanny Namwises, Katie O'connor, Tyler Orberg, Rachel Oyinloye, Ashley
Paige, Shanice Paige, Anna Pass, Jalenia Plummer, Megan Powell, Jordan Railey, Corlis Rauler-
son, Mercedes Rhoden, Amber Richardson, Benny Richardson, Christopher Richardson, Shiloh
Richardson, Jacqueline Roberts, James Robins, Danielle Sapp, Levi Sapp, Christopher Sellers,
Maurice Shope, Amber Shumate, Kaylan Stafford, Dimitri Standberry, Keifer Starn, Erick Stou-
tamire, Caban Tarte,'Britney Taylor, Hagan Taylor, Jasmine Wilcox, Stephanie Yaccarino, High
Honor Roll


identification and a general knowledge exam. The
students were practicing two hours a day, 2-3 times
a week in order to prepare for this contest.
*Team A finished first in the senior division and
Team B finished second, giving Baker County the
district crown for the fifth year in a row. ;
Individual awards are as follows: Matt Cantrell,
high individual scoring, first in insect and disease
identification, equipment identification and general
knowledge; third in dendrology, first in timber es-
timation.
Hannah Masterson: first in dendrology, compass
and pacing; third in insect and disease identifica-
tion.
John Burnsed: second in equipment identifica-
tion and third in general knowledge.
Dillion Cornn: second in insect and disease iden-
tification.
Charlie Burnett: second in general knowledge.
Kyndall Brooks: third in equipment identifica-
tion.


Laze Vaudeville


atLCCCDec. 2

"Lazer Vaudeville," a show
for all ages, combining lasers and
black lights with juggling, com-
edy, and acrobatics will be pre-
sented at Lake City Community
College Tuesday, December 2,
at 7 p.m. in the college's Levy
Performing Arts Center. "Lazer
Vaudeville" is part of the col-
lege's 2008-09 Lyceum Series.
For tickets and further infor-
mation call the PAC box office
at 386-754-4340.


Correction
The story appearing on last
week's sports page about Touch-
down club football contained
two errors: The middle division
championship was won by the
Panthers, not the Chargers, and
Dwight Harris was one of three
officials to deny a request by
Steeler parents to share the se-
nior division championship with
the 49ers, not Cecil Horne.




School Calendar
Week of Nov. 21 Nov. 27
*Friday, Nov. 21
BCHS: Special Olympics,
gym, 9:00 am. Girls' basketball
@ Fernandina Beach, 6:00
PM. WES: Food drive. MES:
Accelerated reading celebration
camouflage day. PK/K: Positive
behavior support store. Food
drive.
Monday, Nov. 24
BMS: Basketball @ Richardson,
5:00/6:15 pm. MES: ESE
behavior strategies, media ctr.,
6:00-8:30 pm.
Tuesday, Nov. 25
BCHS: Girls' basketball vs.
Middleburg (H), 6:00 pm. BMS:
Basketball vs. Lake City (H),
5:00/6:15 pm. WES: Kiwanis
terrific kids award, 9:15 am.
School Advisory Council mtg.,
8:00 am. MES: University of
Florida/Florida State University
t-shirt day. Positive Behavior
support big event-movie popcorn
and drink.
Wednesday, Nov. 26
Thanksgiving holiday.
Thursday, Nov. 27
Thanksgiving holiday.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE.EIGHTH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT
.IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 02-2008-CA-000149
DIVISION:

HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.

MICHAEL J. ORSECH et al,
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: -
MICHAEL J. ORSECH
LAST'KNOWN ADDRESS:
2088 GLORY ROAD
MACCLENNY, FL 32063

CURRENT ADDRESS:.
UNKNOWN

ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM-
ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
.WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM
AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN

CURRENT ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN

YOU ARE NOTIFIED ijia in action to foreclose
a mortgage on the following property in BAKER
County, Florida:

LOT 1, ALLEN ACRES, AS PER PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2,
PAGE 47, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA

has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written defenses
within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on
Florida Default Law Group, P.L., Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is 9119 Corporate Lake Drive, Suite
300, Tampa, Florida 33634, and file .the original
with this Court either before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint or petition.
This notice shall be published once each week
for two consecutive weeks in the The Baker County
Press.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court
on this 13th day of November, 2008.

Al Fraser
Clerk of the Court

By: Jamie Crews
As Deputy Clerk
11/20-11/27
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
The Baker County District School Board will hold the
following PUBLIC HEARING on Monday, December
15, 2008, in the DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD ROOM
LOCATED AT 270 SOUTH BOULEVARD EAST, MAC-
CLENNY, FLORIDA beginning @ 6:30 p.m.
Approval of Revised School Board Policies:
*2.160 Prohibiting Discrimination,
Including Sexual and Other Forms of
Harrassment (rev.)
*5.101 Bullying, Threats and Intimida-
tion (rev.)
*5.381 Homeless Students (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 beginning
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 (8:30 a.m. 3:00
p.m.).
11/13-12/11
M & S MINI STORAGE
127 LOWDER STREET SOUTH
MACCLENNY, FL. 32063
Phone (904) 259-6682
Fax (904) 259-9273
The following units have until November 24,
2008 at 2:00 pm to furnish back rent and late fees
or the contents of unit(s) will become the property
of M & S Mini Storage:


Name
Lisa Hill
Tracey Liebel
Emery Wilkins
Brian Rothfeldt
Robin Ruise
Candy Dixon
Tosha Coleman
Vivian Rhoades
Davaun Church
Cassandra Gaskins
Christie Raulerson "
11/13-11/20


Unit #'s
3-38
12-29
17
24
44
45-76
48
62
67
68
73,46-75


HIGGINBOTHAM'S TOWING & RECOVERY
P.O. BOX 1120, US 90 WEST
GLEN ST. MARY, FL. 32040-1120
Phone (904) 259-4375 FAX (904) 259-6146
The following vehicle will be sold at public
auction December 5, 2008 at 10:00 am, at Hig-
ginbotham's Towing & Recovery, US 90 West, Glen
St. Mary, FL. 32040.
2000 Daewoo 2 door
VIN # KLATA2261YB526779
11/9n


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Legal Notices


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.: 02-2008-CP-050

IN RE: ESTATE bF
HOWARD L. MULLINS,
Deceased.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate of. HOWARD
L. MULLINS, deceased, whose date of death was
September 18, 2008; is pending in the Circuit
Coun i-r BaEi3r C"u-i.. Florida, Probate Division,
the joilr"-, :i ,:, .r, 339 E. MacGlenny Avenue,
MacClenny, Florida 32063; the names and address-
es of the Personal Representative ard the Personal
Representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons, who have claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, and who have been served a
copy of this notice, must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF'A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons who have claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent
or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THREE (3) 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
rE- FORTH 4BMOvF ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
SEARS OR MORE 4i--ER -HE i CECIE[]T-S DATE
SOF DEATH IC. BAR.EI' ,
THE DATE OF FIRST. PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE IS NOVEMBER 20, 2008.

Attorney for Personal Rep.:
Charles R. Hilleboe, Esq.
2790 Sunset Point Road,
Clearwater, FL 33759
FBN 199826
727-796-9191

PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE:
Charles J. Joyner
16412 Turnbury Oak Dr.
Odessa, FL 33556
11/20-11/27 -
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO.: 08-000161-CA

U.S. BANK, N.A.
Plaintiff

v.

Daniel L. Davis et al.
Defendants


NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: DANIEL L. DAVIS and UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF DANIEL L. DAVIS, and all
unknown parties claiming by, through,'under or
against the above named Defendants, who are not
known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown
parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, assign-
ees, lienors, creditors, trustees, spouses, or other.
claimants

Current Residence Unknown, but whose
last know address was: 423 East Mclver
Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose
a mortgage on the .following property in Baker
County, Florida, to-wit:

LOT 4, BLOCK 52, OF THE TOWN OF
MACCLENNY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN DEED BOOK D,
PAGE 800, 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 DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A., Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is 18820 U.S. Highway 19 North,
Suite 212, Clearwater, Florida 33764, on or before
December 15, 2008 or within thirty (30) days
after the first publication of this Notice of Action,
and file the original with the Clerk of this Court at
339 East Macclenny Ave., Macclenny, FL 32063,
either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or im-
mediately thereafter, otherwise, a default will be
entered against you for the relief demanded in the
complaint petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of the Court on
this 14th day of November, 2008.

Al Fraser
Clerk of the Circuit Court

By: Jamie Crews
Deputy Clerk
11/20-11/27



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GRAYS LOCK & KEY MINI STORAGE
1169-1 SOUTH 6TH STREET
MACCLENNY, FL. 32063
Phone (904) 259-9022

The following units containing household
items such as furniture, appliances, etc., will be
sold by public auction at 10:00 am December 6,
2008 to satisfy back rent. The following tenants
can claim their property back if rent is paid, before
this date..
Name Unit#'s
Jahna Street 7
Kelly O'Neil 14
Ruth Allman 15
Angelina Lombardi 17
Ramona Raysor 20
Ruth Worthington 21
Brian Bingham 23
Michael Rose 24
Martha Lee 32
Jennifer Combs 40
Kimberly Thomas 45
Maria Raught 50 & 62
Shirley Johnson 57 & 69
Tessa Lombardi 63
Mandy Tedder 70
Donald Haywarn 78
Vergie Mae Register '94
11/20-11/27
JOINT FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL
PUBLIC NOTICE

The Federal Emergency Management Agency
and Florida Division of Emergency Management
have received the following application for Federal
grant funding. Final notice is hereby given of the
Federal Emergency ManapenMpRt Agency;s (FEMA)
'.:,:,.- ranjil:n to provide funding in the'form of
H3j;5r Mligjirn itrini Pr,:',irrm Funds aill be
provided-in accordance wiri Si:lion 4-04 oi the
Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency
Assistance Act, Public Law 93-288, as amended.

Under the National Environmental. Policy Act
(NEPA), federal actions must be reviewed and
evaluated for feasible alternatives and for social,
economic, historic, environmental, legal, and safe-
ty considerations. Under Executive Order (EO)
11988 and EO 11990 FEMA is required to consider
alternatives to and to provide public notice of any
proposed actions in or affecting floodplains or
wetlands. EO 12898 also requires FEMA to provide
the opportunity for public participation in the plan-
ning process and to consider potential impacts to
minority or low-income populations.

Funding for the proposed project will be condi-
tional upon compliance with all applicable federal,
tribal, state and local laws, regulations, floodplain
standards, permit requirements and conditions.

Applicant:
Baker County Emergency Management
1190 W Macclenny Ave
Macclenny, FL 32063

Project Title:
Reid Stafford Road, Flood Mitigation Improve-
ment Project (FEMA# 1545-107R)

Location of Proposed Work:
The area affected by this project consists of
homes in the following locations:
Reid Stafford Road in Baker County, Florida,
from a location approximately 1/4-mile west of
Fred Perry Road west approximately 1.32 miles
to a location approximately 1/2-mile west of Bill
Davis Road.

Proposed Work and Purpose:
Replace existing culverts and raise the road
profile elevation in order to elevate the road above
the 100-year base flood elevation.

Project Alternatives:
The alternative to the project that has been and
will be considered is the no action alternative. This
alternative to the proposed project is not viable
because repetitive flooding is not alleviated and the
needs of the community would not be served.

- Comment Period:
Comments are solicited from the public; local,
state or federal agencies; and other interested par-
ties in order to consider and evaluate the impacts
of the proposed project. The comments should
be made in writing and addressed to the Florida
Division of Emergency Management, Bureau of Re-
covery and Mitigation, 2555 Shumard Oak Blvd.,
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2100. These are due within
15 days of this notice. The State will forward com-
ments to applicable regulatory agencies as needed.
Interested persons may submit comments, obtain
more detailed information about the proposed
action, or request a copy of the findings by con-
tacting:

Robert Fletcher, Road Dept Superintendent
Baker County Road Department
(904) 275-2373
roaddept@bakercountyfl.org


Kimberly Davis,
State Environmental Liaison Officer
(850) 922-5779
Florida Division of Emergency Management
Kimberly.Davis@em.myflorida.com

Richard Myers,
FEMA Environmental Liaison Officer
(407) 268-8812
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Richard.Myers@dhs.gov
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Classified ads and notices must be'
paid in advance, and be in our office
S no later than 4:00 pm the Monday
preceding publication, unless other-
wise arranged in advance. Ads can
be mailed provided they are accom-
panied by payment and instructions.
They should be mailed to: Classified
Ads, The Baker County Press, P.O.
( Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063.. We
cannot assume responsibility for
accuracy of ads or notices given over
the telephone. Liability for errors in all
advertising will be limited to the first
publication only. If after that time, the
ad continues to run without notifica-
tion of error by the person or agency
for whom it was published, then that
party assumes full payment respon-
sibility. The Baker County Press
reserves the right to refuse advertis-
ing or any other material which in
the opinion of the publisher does.not
meet standards of publication.


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2003 Club Car golf cart, 8" lift, 22" ATV
tires, rear seats Will full top, gas engine,
great condition, $3000. 259-1639. ,
11/20p
Turkeys, smoked or fried at Richard's
Meat Market. 259-6660. 11/13-11/20p
2006 Suzuki 4x4, 400 cc, four-wheeler,
300 miles $3800. 237-9879..
11/6-11/27p
Visit the historic Franklin Mercantile
Antiques, collectables and home fur-
nishings. Open Fridays and Saturdays
1OO0-5:00. R.R. Crossing in Glen. 259-
, 6 0 4 0 ., : :vi :,,v i : 1 ,0 /9 tfc ,;
'70cc dirt bike, garage kept, 2 years
old, reach speeds up to 47 mph, asking'
$400 OBO. 904-349-2315. 11/20p
Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece,
excellent condition. Southern Charm
259-4140. 12/9tfc
GE washer/dryer set, super capacity,
like new, $399. Baker Guns and Gold
Pawn 259-7800. 11/20p
Two HD big screen TV's, one 42", one
52" both need minor repairs, great con-,
dition. 266-9955. 11/20p
Homemade holiday fruitcakes are now
available at New Life Church of God.
Five lb. $30, three lb. $23, muffins $8.
259-7373. '-11/13-11/20c
Last weekend to grab a fabulous fall
floral arrangement, affordably priced
at Franklin Mercantile. Makes excellent
Thanksgiving hostess gifts. 259-6040.
11/20c
Butterfly dining table with 6 chairs,
very ornate, fluted legs, rare; half round
foyer console. All pieces are mahogany
wood. Southern Charm. 259-4140.
2/3tfc
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
canvases, drawing pads and much
more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
Street, 259-3737. tfic
Savage rifle 30.06 $275,. Selmer flute
$100, Bundy clarinet $140, Baby Lock
surgery sewing machine $50. 259-2570
after 5:00 pm. 11/20p
2006 Bad Boy buggy, low miles, $7000
firm. Call 219-2842. 10/23tfc
Six door BBQ grill on trailer $450,
Echo Glider exerciser bike like on TV
$40, Campbell's soup collection ap-
proximately 10 piece set $25. 912-843-
8140. 11/13-11/20p
New tatoo kit, two 10-coil guns, amp
meter, foot pedal, needles, ink, every-
thing included $325. 386-344-9993.
1 11/20-11/27p
New shipment guns and ammo. Baker
Guns and Gold Pawn. 259-27800.
11/20p
Turkeys, smoked or fried at Ronie's
Food. 259-3100. 11/13-11/20p
Gold Spot chest freezer $129. Baker
Guns and Gold Pawn. 259-7800.
11/20p
12' Palomino pop up camper like new,
ready to go camping $1800.15Y2" sad-
dle with matching breast gear, matching
bridle and show halter $350. Call 334-
5247 or 259-4586. 11/20p
1993 Chevy % ton long wheel base,
new 350 Crate motor, automatic, $1800
OBO. 1971 15' Cobia, 55 hp Johnson
motor $500 OBO. 1993 Nissan four
wheel drive, new transmission and
brakes 31/20/50 15's $3500 OBO. 22"
wheels and tires, Chevy six-lug, 1Y
years old $600 OBO. Call John 904-
334-1131. 11/20-12/11p
Overstock new Energizer batteries, D-
cell four pack $3 each, $2.50 each for
10 or more, limited supply; great for
Christmas and flashlights. 275-2024.
11/20p


k Advertising Info.


Mark your calendar for Franklin Mer-
cantile's 1'7th Annual Old Fashioned
Christmas Open House on on Thanks-
giving weekend. Friday and Saturday
10:00 am-5:00 pm. 259-6040. 11/20c
2001 Honda Rancher four wheeler or-
ange and black, good condition, $2000.
259-5156. 11/20p




1995 Isuzu Rodeo automatic, cold A/C,
six cylinder, drives excellent., $1990.
591-2916. 11/20p
1986 Ford .Ranger, five speed, 50,000
miles on four cylinder engine, new
brakes, $800. 571-0913. 11/20p
1988 Camaro, needs work. Asking
$350. 912-843-2093, 904-777-8880,
904-477-5561. '11/20p
Dodge Dakota, runs good, $450. 912'-
843-8140. 11/13-11/20p
2006 PT Cruiser, 55,500 miles $7950.
653-2355, 338-5329. 11/20p
2001 Chevrolet 2500 HD, extended
cab, fully loaded, excellent condition,
$12,700 OBO. 237-7703.11/13-11/20p
1998 Ford F150 extended cab, loaded,
new tires, cold A/C, maintenance record
available, $3950. 259-1639. 11/20p
1995 Dodge Neon Sport Coupe, good
running 'condition, great gas mileage.
248-0838. 11/20p





Open house November 22 from 11:00
am-2:00 pm. Jewels by Park Lane and
Mary Kay. Cosmetics. All welcome.
4629 Birch Street. Door prizes, great
deals, specials. 259-8243. 11/20p
Do. you need your house pressure
washed, or have your windows cleaned,,
etc.? In time for,,the, hol,idays call Wil- .
liam 868-1595. Licensed and insured.
11/20-1 1/27p
Babysitting in my home, all ages 6:00
am until ? Monday-Friday near 125 &
127. 838-2287. 11/6-11/27p
With Christmas just around the cor-
ner get the help you need to hang your
Christmas lights and decorations. Li-
censed and insured. Call 259-6478.
11/20-11/27p
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 254-
2594. Licensed and insured.'
11/20-11/27p
Do you have a .junk.car or truck to sell
or haul off. Call 259-7968. 1/10tfc
Free diet sample packs. Lose up to
16 pounds in one month. One on one
private coaching, call 888-306-9931 or
visit www.livewellandhealthy.net
10-30-11/20p




Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $50 boarding fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc
Yorkie Poo, eight week old male puppy.
Vet. health certificate first shots. Moth-
er: AKC Toy Poodle, father: AKC Yorkie.
$300. 904-228-1650. 11/20-11/27p
Pairs of game cock chickens for sale
$100. Paint horses, very reasonable
prices. 912-843-2093, 904-777-8880,
904-477-5561. 11/20-11/27p





Lost, Black Bulldog with white chest,
black spike collar. Lost in area of Zax-
by's. Reward. 386-965-3023. 11/20p
Found, small male dog on 125 around
Bob Burnsed Road. Red shock collar,
shaved with lion's cut, cream color,
Poodle, Shihtzu mix? 259-9342. 11/20




Notice to readers:
The newspaper often publishes classified
advertising on subjects like work-at-home,
weight loss products, health products. While
the newspaper uses reasonable discretion
in deciding on publication of such ads, it
takes no responsibility as to the truthful-
ness of claims. Respondents should use
caution and common sense before send-
ing any money or making other commit-
ments based on statements and/or prom-
ises; demand specifics in writing. You can
also call the Federal Trade Commission at
1-877-FTC-HELP to find out how to spot


fraudulent solicitations. Remember: if it
sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
- The Baker County Press
New River Public Library Cooperative:
Teacher for computer classes for adults,
teens, children. High school gradu-
ate, extremely knowledgeable in com-
puter use and software applications.
Teaching experience preferred. Valid
Florida driver's license, clean driving
record required. $9.25 per hour, four
hours/week on Tuesdays. Apply in per-
son to New River Cooperative, 110 N.
Lake Avenue, Lake Butler. Applications
close on Dec. 2 at 5:00 pm.
11/20-11/27p
Plumber's helpers wanted, great ben-
efits, experience helpful, not necessary.
Must have clean driving record and be
drug free. Must have reliable transpor-
tation. Call Gateway Contracting at 904-
388-4799. 11/6-11/27p
Mobile Trailer Technician, Transport
Refrigeration Services, Inc. is an estab-'
lished and rapidly growing organization
dedicated to providing quality service to
the transportation industry. We have an
immediate opening for a mobile trailer
technician in the Macclenny' area. The
ideal candidate will demonstrate an abil-,
ity to work independently with minimal
supervision, frorh a mobile truck and
have experience in all types of semi-
trailer repair, along with an excellent
driving record. Transport Refrigeration
Services, Inc. offers competitive wages
with excellent benefits, including health
and dental insurance, life insurance,
401k,, paid vacations and holidays.
For further information, please .call
920-883-9685. Email your resume
to: jobs@trcompanies.com or mail to
Transport Refrigeration Services, Inc.
Attn: Human Resources RO. Box 5423
DePere, WI 54115 11/20-11/27p
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 9/11tfc
Charlton VNS has an opening for a full-
time registered nurse for the Charlton
County area. Great benefit package. Call
Amnrida 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.
4 BR, 2/ BA 3000 + SF, all brick home,
detached garage, all stainless steel
appliances, hardwood floors, large
front and back porches, $285,000 OBO.
259-6244 or 591-0261. 11/20p
Owner financing in Baker County land-
houses-mobile homes. EZ qualify. 904-
219-0480. 10/30tfc
Owner finance, 3/2 vinyl home on
Macclenny city lot. First time home buy-
ers 5% down, $875/month plus taxes
and insurance. 904-21,9-0480.10/30tfc
.72 acre lot, Estates Street at entrance
to Macclenny II subdivision. 904-219-
0480. 10/30tfc
Mobile home and land, 2003 24x56
Fleetwood, 3 BR, 2 BA, fireplace, 1/2 acre
fenced, $90,000. 904-334-8904.
11/6-11/27p
FSBO, beautiful one acre lot, cleared,
located on the city-county line with well,
septic and power pole already there,
awaiting your mobile home or home,
property is fenced with beautiful fruit
trees $49,900. 334-4987.11/13,-11/20p
Designed for compact living, if you
want an open compact home, we can
build it on your lot. Call 1-800-879-3132.
License #FLCRC-057112. 4/10tfc
$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, 2V/ 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
New home for sale, acre, owner
financing, 3 BR, 2 BA, large front
porch, hardwood floors, tile and
carpet, septic tank and well, double
garage on Y2 acre lot with trees, close
to shopping, schools, interstate. 607-
0559, 237-6902. 11/13-11/20p
MacGlen Builders, Inc. Brick homes in
Macclenny from $145,000-$210,000.
813-1580. 11/13tfc


1/2 acre in Macclenny with mobile home
setup. owner financing. 813-1580.
11/13tfc
2.5 acres with well, septic, power pole.
Has an older singlewide 3 BR, 2 BA
$48,500 or best offer. 904-334-2506.
11/13-11/20p
Built in 2006, 4 BR, 2 BA, 3500 SF
under roof, 11.72 acres, over-sized
in ground swimming pool, $360,000.
237-9330. 11/13-12/4p

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YARD SALES
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 9:00 am-1:00 pm,
13488 East Tall Pine Road, Macclenny. Boys and girls
clothes, something for everyone.
Friday, 7:00 am-?,'Saturday 7:00-noon, 6436 W.
River Circle. Lowder to Miltondale to River Circle, dead
end yellow brick house. Many old and new household
items, too much to list. Come check it out. Multi family
Friday 8:00 am-?, 11073 Mud Lake Road. Power tools, collectibles,
miscellaneous.
Friday, 9:00 am-?, Macclenny II. 4204 Dogwood Street. Women's plus
size clothes, some still with tags, exercise equipment, home decor, jew-
elry, misc.
Friday, 9:00 am-1:00 pm, Hwy. 121 North off Rogers Trail, house at end.
Three family
Friday .and Saturday, 8:00 am-noon, 6363 River Circle West. Great
buys, furniture, dishes, boys size 5-7, toddler girls, juniors, women and
mens clothing name brand, toys.
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-?, Hwy. 125 at Wassie Fish curve in Cuy-
ler. All sizes, children's and adults. Multi family
Friday and Saturday, 9:00 am-1:00 pm, 525 North Boulevard. Lots of
goodies, too much to list.
Friday and Saturday, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, Tall Pine Road off 23A North.
Two family
Friday and Saturday, 8:30 am-?, Large indoor yard sale at Dawkins
Lodge next door to Pineview Chevrolet.
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-2:00 pm, 7349 W. Madison Street, Glen
St. Mary. Big yard sale.
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-?, 5909 Steelbridge Raod off 121 North.
Furniture, glassware, knick-knacks, miscellaneous household' items, etc.
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-noon, Jesse'Yarbrough Road off 23C
across from Odis Yarborough Road. 259-3270.
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-?, Macclenny II. New'items. Four family
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-?, Corner of North Boulevard and Fourth
Street. Lots of Christmas and everything. Multi family extravaganza!
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-?, 338 S. Third Street.
Friday 9:00 am-3:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am-1:00 pm, 7825 Red Top
Road in Old Nursery Plantation. Miscellaneous items, ladies and junior
clothing.
-)-Friday 8:00 am-2:00 pm, Saturday 8:00-noon, 4641 Barber Road. Vic-
toria Secret lingerie and clothing, Jockey underwear and much more. All
new items. We sell on ebay and are clearing out some merchandise to
make ROM for incoming shipments. No early birds.
Saturday, 8:00 am-1:00 pm, 7095 W. Smooth Bore Avenue, 23C to Odis
Yarborough Road to Evergreen. Two family
Saturday, 9:00 am-2:00 pm, Miltondale Road. Girls clothes 0-4T, also
clothes for the whole family. Very nice toys for Christmas, Play School,
Fisher Price, Leap Frog. Bassinet,, stroller/car seat combo, Mega saucer,
Waverly crib ensemble. Good prices on everything, don't miss this one.
No early birds please. Five family
Saturday, 7:30 am-?, 716 Eagle Drive off of Owen Acres. Multi family
Saturday, 9:00 am-2:00 pm, 858 Jacqueline Circle.
Saturday 8:00 am-noon; Dead end of George Hodges Road, across
from Wendy's. Junior/misses clothes 2-6, boys and girls clothes, men's
clothes 34-36, women's size 5 shoes,.books, pictures, purses, misc.
Multi-family
Saturday, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, 3893 Penelope Lane off William Barber
Road. Furniture and miscellaneous.
Saturday, 9:00 am-?, 479 N. Sixth Street, Macclenny. Boy and girl
clothes, bikes, toys, etc.
Saturday, 8:00 am-?, 4704 Dogwood Street, Macclenny II. Furniture,
toys, clothes, trampoline and more. Multi family
Saturday, 8:00 am-?, 1305 Copper Creek Drive,, Copper Creek subdivi-
sion. Bio Force weight set, wedding dresses, etc.
Saturday, 9:00 am-2:00 pm, OLD Walmart parking lot. Smarty Pantzs
educational materials will be se up with collegiate products, etc. for sale.
Great Christmas gifts. Donations for "Change the World" and lemonade
stand. Come donate with your children. Call for information. 259-7711 or
318-4993.
Saturday, 8:30 am-1:00 pm, 211 W. Michigan Avenue. Lots of stuff,
Christmas gifts.
Saturday, 8:00 am-?, Heritage Oaks subdivision off Lowder Street. Kids
clothes and adult clothes. Three family
Saturday 8:00 am-?, 565 Pinecrest Court, Macclenny. Clothes, toys,
shoes and more.


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
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
4/2/2 with huge great room 1682 sf
with designer kitchen, covered rear
porch, high ceilings. Must see master
bath. From $145,000 built on your lot.
Call 1-800-879-3132. License #FLCRC-
057112. 4/10tfc
3 acres, high& dry, fish pond, homes
or mobile homes, set-up included,
owner financing or cash discount. 912-
843-8118. 2/22tfc
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
Country charms, city comforts. Double
wide mobile home, 3 BR, 2 BA, fire-
place, city lot, only three years old
$800/month plus security. Call Mike
465-3841. 11//20-11/27p








THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, November 20, 2008 Page 15


2 BR, 1 BA mobile home in Glen St.
Mary area $150 weekly, no deposit.
3 BR, 2 BA double wide on acre lot
Deerfield Circle $225 weekly, no deposit.
910-5434, Nextel beep 160*132311*2.
11/20p
3 BR, 1 BA fenced city lot in Macclenny,
good neighborhood, $800/month, first
and last month's rent, $500 deposit.
813-5558. 11/20-11/27p
3 BR, 2 BA stucco home on river, great
location for hunting/fishing, 11/4 acres
cleared, fenced back yard, storage build-
ing, $900/month, $500 deposit. 259-
1639. 11/20p
3 BR- 2 BA house in Macclenny, over
2000 SF with pool and two-car garage,
$1500 security deposit, $1500/month.
References required. 904-699-6139.
11/6-11/20p
Small 1 BR, .1 BA in the country, no
smoking $500 deposit, $500/month.
Call 259-3428 or pick up applications at
Nina's Hairstyling. 11/20-11/27p
For rent in Taylor, two mobile homes
with acreage and totally electric. One
Double wide 3 BR, 2 BA $650, one'dou-
ble wide 3 BR 2 BA $650. Phone 259-
6732. .10/30-11/20p
3 BR, 2 BA on 2 acres $1300/month.
509-8345. 11/13-11/20p
2 BR, 1 B A mobile home $350 deposit,
$575/month. 259-2072.
11/20-11/27p
Single woman needs roommate, no
smoking or indoor pets, quiet location
in Glen, access to the river, $500 month
includes utilities. 904-553-8058.
11/20-11/27p
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 mobile home like new, $650/
month, first month plus $500 deposit.
Glen area, service animals only. 259-
2121. 7/24tfc
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home in the city
$485/month with $300 deposit. 259-
5126. : 11/20p
Prices are low, build new and save
money over renting. Call 1-800-879-
3132. License #FLCRC-057112.4/1 Otfc
Homes and mobile homes for rent from
$750-850 monthly. 259-3343. 11/13tfc
3 BR, 1 BA in Cuyler $500/month with
$300 deposit. 424-4788, 406-0083.
11/20p
2 BR apartment, carpet, tile, washer and
dryer hook-up $650/month, first, last and
security deposit. West Madison Street,
Glen St. Mary. Please call 591-3723, 259-
3550. 11/20-11/27p
Apartment for rent, 2 BR, 1 BA, washer/
dryer, $700/month, $550 security. 351
N. Lowder Street.259-9797... 11/13tfc


3 BR 2 BA Timobdl tiiw p ,crrbOap pprcit
up, water & laWn'faittitlanpfr dOWVied,'0-
$450-$585. 912-843-8118. 9181ic
Trailers for rent on Mudlake Road. 3
BR, 2 BA, central H/A. 2 BR, 1 BA central
H/A $450/mpnth. 904-635-8160, 912-
843-2739. 11/20p
Mobile homes. 2 and 3 BR, A/C, service
animals only, $500-$575 plus deposit.
904-860-4604. 3/17tfc
House for rent, 3 BR, 2 BA brick home.
714 Long Drive, $875/month, $650 secu-
rity. 259-9797. 11/13tfc


3 BR, 2 BA double wide trailer with central
H/A, fenced yard, located in Georgia Bend,
$700/month. Call rick 904-259-6101.
11/20-11/27p
Must see, 3 BR 2 BA double wide, fenced
two acres with stocked catfish pond, double
carport, 10x12 storage shed with electric-
ity, one mile from fire station in beautiful
Cuyler. All this for only $600/month, $300
deposit. 229-308-6718, 229-308-6716.
11/13-11/20p
Single wide mobile home, 3 BR, 2 BA on
St. Mary's River, two acres with fenced
in yard, $300 deposit, $650/month. Call
904-626-8343. 11/20-11/27p
2 BR, 1 BA mobile hgme, central H/A, no
pets, $565/month, first, last plus $300
deposit. Includes water, lawn service
and trash. 259-7335. 6/12tfc
4 BR, 2 BA house in Bryceville, $700/
month plus first and last, 904-540-3302.
S 11/13-11/20p
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, carpet and
vinyl flooring with garden tub on Y2 acre
lot in Sanderson. All electric appliances,
$850 security deposit, $850/month.
Please call 259-3343. 8/7tfc
2 BR, 2 BA small double wide on four
acres, three miles from 1-10, $650/month,
$300 deposit. 259-1286. 11/13-11/20p
3 BR, 11/2 BA mobile home in Sanderson
$625/month. 434-8487. 11/20-11/27p
3 BR, 1 BA house, front porch and large
yard $800/month plus deposit. 259-
6849. 11/13-11/20p
3 BR, 1 BA home on acre in Macclenny
with all electric appliances, $850 secu-
rity deposit; $850/month. Please call 259-
3343. 9/4tfc


SLAKE CITY
1_+ QS C UtNITY oLttLIr
Senior Office Assistant
Clerical position in the College's
Baker County Center. Operate the
compressed video equipment for
classes, make advising appointments
for students, fax clas materials to
instructors, assist in proctoring tests,
serve as the College representative
to the local community. Must have
high school diploma or equivalent
with 2 years clerical' experience.
Additional education may substitute
for experience. Must have good
computer skills and good interpersonal
skills. Salary: $21,612 annually plus
benefits. College application required.
Application deadline: 12/3/08. Position
details and application available on the
web at: www.lakecitycc.edu
Inquiries: Human Resources
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: (386) 754-4314
Fax: (386) 754-4594
E-mail: boettcherg@lakecitycc.edu
LCCC is accredited by the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College ih Education &
Employment


3 BR, 2 BA double wide trailer with central
H/A, fenced yard, located in Georgia Bend,
$700/month. Call Rick 904-259-6101.
11/20-11/27p
New concrete block home, waterfront, 4
BR, 2 BA, 2000 SF, screened porch, two-
car garage $1350/month. 860-5564.
11/13-11/27p
3 BR, 2 BA double wide $675/month,
first, last and deposit. 3 BR, 2 BA single
wide $575/month, first, last and deposit.
259-9022. 11/20tfc
Nice 3 BR, 2 BA home with fireplace in
Georgia bend, $550/month plus deposit
or 2 BR 1 BA house for $500/month
plus deposit. Also have rooms for rent
in Jacksonville near Cecil field. 912-843-
2093, 904-777-8880, 904-477-5561.
11/20-11/27p
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home $650/month,
.$650 deposit. Water, sewer and lawn
service included. 904-334-1902.11/20p-





Attention, new double wide delivered
and set-up, $37,900, land/home packages
starting at $650. Repo's available. Call
Homemart 352-307-2244. 10/30-11/20p
Bank repo's starting at.$5000, call for cur-
rent inventory. Save thousands, all makes
and models. Call Allstar 352-622-9910.
10/30-11/20p



LAKE CITY
tCMMiONII Y COLLISE
168 Duty Days Tenured Track To
Commence August2007
Coordinator of Library Research
The position of reference librarian
is a professional level job providing -
reference services to library users, on
campus or at distance learning sites.
The reference librarian also provides
individual library instruction to
students and other users. Master's
Degree in Library Science from
an American Library Association
accredited school required.
Salary: $37,500 annually,
plus benefits.
Application Deadline: 12/17/08
College application and copies of
transcripts required. All foreign
transcripts must be submitted with a
translation and evaluation. Position
details and application available on
the web at: wwW.lakecitycc.edu
Inquiries: Human Resources
Lake City Community College
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: (386).754-4314
Fax: (386) 754-4594
E-mail: boettcherg@lakecitycc.edu
LCCC is accredited by the Southern Association
of Colleges and Schools .
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education &
Employment


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2003 28x76 4 BR, 2 BA, large kitchen, fire-
place $32,000. 334-8904. 11/20p





Auto transporter business for sale,
includes truck, trailer and accounts.
Turnkey, retiring due to injury. 653-1656.
11/20c





1300 SF office space and 1000 SF office
space located on 121. 259-9022.11/20tfc
Commercial building for lease with 4,000
SF available, on main Macclenny intersec-
tion with plenty of parking space, call 259-
2417. 10/16tfc.








Wrecker Driver

Needed,
please call A, R&R, Inc
at 904-259-4774.
Must be dependable with
good work and driving
record. Must have at
least 3 years experience.


GREAT PRICE! MLS#394430 Must see 3/2
triple wide mobile, home offers 1584 SF, 4.62
acre lot, walk in closets, fireplace & more!
SECLUDED ACRES! MLS#438950 Thirteen
private & secluded acres. Partially fenced,
water and power already installed. Close to "
everything.
VACANT LAND!! MLS#417797 Only
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see! Fastest growing counties in FL!
GREAT STARTER HOME MLS#446670 3
BR 2 BA 1300 SF with nice fir plan w/split
BR, almost new appliances and much more!
$163,500
SPACIOUS HOME MLS#440306 Boasts
over 200 SF with 3 BR/2BA and media rm. 2
car garage. Set on 1.58 acres with pond and
river view Must See! $110,000
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, November 20, 2008 Page 16


City eyes water saving measures to increase withdrawal


City Engineer Frank Darabi
wants to roughly 'triple the
amount of water the city can
withdraw from the aquifer for
its three water treatment plants.
He told city commissioners
during their meeting November
18 that the 1.4 million gallons
per day allowed under its five-
year consumptive use permit
with the St. Johns River Water
Management District is enough
for now, but a new permit allow-
ing four million gallons per day
would, "secure the withdrawal
we need for the next 20 years."
Mr. Darabi also wants to
replace the city's three five-year
permits (one for each plant)
with one, 20-year permit for all


the plants, which will one day
be connected to form a looped
system.
However, the water man-
agement district has made its
approval of the new permit con-
ditional upon the city taking a
number of water conservation
measures first.
The measures include:
Requiring new homes use
water-saving shower heads and
toilets.
Adopting lawn watering
restrictions.
Establishing a leak detec-
tion and elimination program.
Adopting a new rate struc-
ture that encourages conserva-
tion by charging more for water


used beyond a specified thresh-
old, 1000 gallons per day for
instance.
The city commission unani-
mously authorized Mr. Darabi
to begin implementing the pro-
posed measures, some of which
would be funded through a
$250,000 grant from the state
legislature.
Mr. Darabi said the money
would be used to retrofit and
eliminate damaged piping at
the Macclenny II water plant on
Crepe Myrtle Street southeast of
the city.
The funds will also be used to
install isolation valves in certain
pipes susceptible. to bursting to
minimize water loss.


Yet another project under the
grant will replace existing water
meters with meters than can be
read remotely.
The board voted unanimous-
ly to purchase the materials for
these projects using the grant
funds and tasked Mr. Darabi
with seeking three bids for the
installation work.
Commissioners also gave
Mr. Darabi permission to spend
a $42,000 state grant to com-
plete a plan to expand the city's
wastewater treatment plant from
1.3 million gallons per day to 3
million gallons per day.
Mr. Darabi said the plan
would help in securing more
grants to complete the expan-


BCMS honors undefeated football team


BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Press Staff
The annual Baker, County
Middle School sports banquet
was held November 13 with
special awards being presented
to seven members of the once-
again undefeated Bobcat foot-
ball team.
Dozens of bright blue Bobcat
jerseys and bunches of red, white
and blue balloons were used to
create a festive backdrop for the
awards ceremony.
A highlight of the banquet
was a special appearance by
University of Florida tight end
Tate Casey.
Mr. Casey, who hails from
Texas, commanded the stage
with his imposing 6-foot, 7-inch
frame and easy-going, direct
manner.
"The involvement of parents
in their children's lives from an
early age is a most important
thing," said Mr. Casey, who also
spoke of the merits of'hard work,
discipline and above all educa-
tion. He urged parents to support


UF Tight End Tate Casey.
PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN


their children in football, and
push them to succeed, but only
if the child really wanted to play.
If not, that same level of support
should extend to whatever area
of interest the child wanted to
pursue.
."For me, football opened so
many doors.and opportunities,
most importantly a free educa-
tion," he said. "You can't put a
price on that."
He emphasized to the audi-
ence of students and parents the
importance of getting a degree,
stating that it was virtually im-
possible to get anywhere in the
world today without one.
"It's not like twenty years ago
when, if you were a great foot-
ball player, your grades didn't
really matter," he said. "Today
your performance in the class-
room is as important as your
performance on the field."
Mr. Casey wrapped up his
talk by answering, questions
from the audience.
The audience wasn't shy:
How much can you bench press?
When did you first start playing
football? How long do practices
last? What are you doing tonight
after you leave here?,,.
When Mr. Tate shared that he
was doing laundry for the next
game when he got home, the
crowd laughed, but one young
man was incredulous.
"You have to do your own
laundry?" he asked in a stunned
voice.
"Of course," said Mr. Casey.
"That's part of it, too. You're re-
sponsible for yourself. Nobody
gets you up in the morning.
That's your job."
BCMS head coach George
McDuffie (Mac) announced that
in all his years at the school, the
current 25 players were the best
group he had ever worked with.


He credited their performance
to the fact that the team was like
a family. He also discredited any
criticism of the team.
"People wanted to know what
happened to our performance
during that Madison game and
I don't make excuses," he said.
"But remember we had 22 kids
against the other team's 53. None
of our team went down, but three
of theirs had to be picked up off
the ground."
Coach Mac praised his team
for playing clean, hard football
and how that same approach can
benefit students in other aspects
of daily living.
"This is about hard work and
how much heart you've got," he
said. "Hard work in this society
pays off."
The! coach also believes his
players are all winners before
they even step out onto the field.
BCHS football coach Bobby
Johns also had praise for the
school's football teams and em-
phasized the district's over-all'
record of 41 wins and only 8
losses over the last two years.
He echoed the sentiments and
advice of Tate Casey and Coach
Mac and spoke on the impor-
tance of developing good char-,
acter.
"When colleges started look-
ing at prospective players they
now ask about character what
kind of person you are not
just, if you can play ball and
make good grades.
"This is about choices and
how the decisions you make
today and the habits you form.
when you are in middle school
may effect your opportunity to
play college football," he said.
Awards were presented to Lo-
gan Fox for special teams, Dylan


Mills was named defensive play-
er of the year, Falon Lee gar-
nered the offensive player honor,
and the academic award went to
Kevin Thomas for his 4.0 GPA.
Shawn Green and Darius
Green shared the most improved,
player award and Craig Moses
got "The Mac Attack" award.
Other groups and individuals
recognized at the banquet were
the BCMS cheerleaders, The
Dancing Paws, the Baker Coun-
ty Football Booster Club and the
Baker County Sheriff's Office
for donating food for the dinner.


sion itself.
"It's good to be prepared," he
said.
The city commission also
received a presentation from
Donna Mountain of Kendale
Development, the company
which owns the unsold lots in
the Heritage Oaks subdivision
in northeast Macclenny.
The presentation outlined
Kendale's plan to alleviate flood-
ing problems within the subdi-
vision. The plan has received
approval from the water man-
agement district.
The plan calls for piping
water that was flowing onto
neighboring properties, and
also back into the subdivision,
from adjacent wetlands to East
Boulevard, then north to North
Boulevard for disbursement
through the existing drainage
system.
Assistant city .manager
Roger Yarborough said that
Kendale should also construct
a roughly 700-foot sidewalk
from Islamorada Drive inside"
the subdivision to the entrance
at the comer of East and North
boulevards.
Although the sidewalk was
not included in Kendale's devel-
opment agreement with the city,
Mr. Yarborough said city ordi-
nances require it nonetheless.
He also said a child was
recently struck by a vehicle after
getting off the school bus at the
subdivision's entrance.
Ms. Mountain said she priced


the cost of the new sidewalk at
about $17,000.
"It isn't that we're not con-
cemed," she said, "There isn't.
any money... We're financing
the homeowners association
with credit right now."
She added that if more homes
get sold, then the sidewalks may
be added sometime next 'year,
but not now.
Mr. Yarborough responded:
"One kid's already gotten hit out
there... and one child is worth
more than $17,000."
Commissioner Floyd V.
Bennett asked Ms. Mountain if
Kendale would commit to split-
ting the cost of the sidewalk
with the city.
"It's out of the question this
year," she said. I
In another move.to ease flood!
ing in that area, the commission{
ers approved the purchase of
two East Boulevardlots imme-
diately west of Cypress Pointe
for $192,000.
The city intends to use the
land for water retention ponds.
In other business, the com-
mission approved replacing the
city's existing slexually-oriented
business ordinance with new,
stronger ordinance drafted by
city attorney Frank Maloney.
Mr. Maloney has said before
the new ordinance .will provide
more protection from legal chal-
lenges by linking its prohibi-
tions to activities, that typically
accompany,. sexually-oriented
businesses.


i Thank you, Baker County. for your support on November 4th. While
the record of the last t-welve years has helped foster that support. none
of it could have been achieved without the work of the dedicated men
and women of the Baker County Sheriff's Office. A special thank you
goes to them, as well.

To the staff, friends and supporters who contributed, worked and assisted with our cam-
paign.... words can't truly express the gratitude I feel, Your attitude and willingness to help
out will never be forgotten.

Personally, I will always be grateful to work for a county with such a spirit of good will
and cooperation. It is that spirit that has enabled the Baker County Sheriff's Office to form
a successful partnership with our community and keep Baker County a safe and good
place to live, .work and raise our families.

It is an honor to serve as your Sheriff for another four years. I am committed to being there
for you when you need me, not only as your sheriff, but as your friend.
Sincerely,
Sheriff Joey Dobson
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