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Economy, weather, election topped '08
Undoubtedly, the top news story in Baker County and most everywhere
during the last year was that doom-and-gloom behemoth the failed
The hits just kept on coming.
We started the year with $3 a gallon gasoline that continued climbing
above $4 and ended the year sagging [to our great relief!] at $1 60. Home
foreclosures spiked, retailers closed
their doors, Sanderson plants slashed .
production crews, credit dried up
and sales on big-ticket merchandise
Sales at Pineview Chevrolet, the
county's only new car dealership,
were..cut in half by October while
manufactured home dealers were
forced to drastically reduce prices
and still saw little sales movement
due to tightening credit. Twenty
workers at Hansen Roof and Tile in
Sanderson were handed pink slips
in May and another 15 at Insteel
Industries [Wiremill] were laid off in
But there were other events that
unfolded in 2008 with palpable
impacts on the community. Among
the foremost: ,.. ,
S f From left, Aafttheiw Butcher in his "ice caL e
Storm Fay in August.
Tropical Storm Fay
Although the threatened hurricane dropped more than 10 inches of
rainfall during five days in August and closed about 70 local roads, dam-
age reports were minimal. Only a handful of mobile homes sustained
major damage, said building official Bob Hathcox.
No injuries occurred as the result of Tropical Storm Fay and officials
lauded first responders from the sheriff's office, road department, EMS
and fire departments.
In a rough economic year, the weather woes gave retailers like Walmart
a boost, too.
The store's general manager
on January 3, 2008, Gl3djs Hair in the ruins of her norrn count home after a Alarcr 13 tornado; cuherts on CR 23A spend out tte remains of Tropical
at that time, Brandon Beckenbaugh,
said Walmart. was more than ready
for the storm with ample stocks of
flashlights, batteries, generators, gas
cans, propane tanks, lamps, food and
The post-storm cleanup includ-,
ed picking up debris from the
roadsides and working to re-open
roads, which were both funded by
the Federal Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) through grant
reimbursements. Both the City of
Macclenny and Baker County govern-
ments declared a state of emergency
for Fay to gain access to the grant
There weren't many surprises
(See page 5)
with wilting economy
A year ago Baker County"
was poised to continue grow-
cially and By
tially, as it
had for the Addington
previous Press Staff
And / al-
though a few projects did man-
age to weather the economic
strains of 2008 and make prog-
ress, many have been shelved
or abandoned altogether.
In the latter category stands
three projects totaling about
6000 acres planned by Adar
Developers LLC of Fort Lau-
derdale. It intended to con-
struct two residential develop-
ments Navona Creek off
CR 125 and Osceola Trails off
Noah Raulerson Rd. and the
Baker 900 industrial park east
.of Arnold Rhoden Rd.
"All three of those went
away," said Ed Preston, county
planning director, adding that
their demise was somewhat ex-
pected after having little activ-
ity in 2007..
This year though,.the com-
pany tried to auction off the
Navona Creek property and
received only one bid on a 15-
acre portion of the 3600-acre
parcel. The bid was rejected.
Another project that tanked
along with the economy was a
Lowe's Home Improvement lo-
cation planned for S. SR 121 in
"They were very, very inter-
ested," said City Manager Ger-
Lowe's even undertook en-
gineering studies at the site,
which was adjacent to Wen-
dy's, before pulling out last
summer. Mr. Dopson called
the news disappointing in light
of the boost such a store could
bring to the city's commercial
(See page 2)
Theperfect Christmas Evepresent
OshayJohnson makes it home before Santa
"Good to be home" smiles all around: Milton Jr., Oshay and Adrium Johnson.
When Oshay Johnson wheels
himself into the room in a new
high-tech wheelchair guided by
his own mouthpiece, it's hard
not to notice it's decked out in
his favorite color.
That's' because before this
aspiring 16-year-old sopho-
more at Baker County High
School was paralyzed with a
spinal injury last August, hunt-
ing and the outdoors were his
favorite pastimes off the
And on this, his third day
home since that fateful August
19, Oshay's decked out in cam-
ouflage his hat, his pants and
his moccasin shoes.
Other than the obvious, com-
ing home Christmas Eve to his
parents, Milton Jr. and Adrium
Johnson along with a broth-
er and sister, Oshay answers
quickly when asked what else
he's glad to see again.
"My dogs and my friends,"
he responds with a grin nearly
as wide as his face.
And there's been a steady pa-
rade of friends and well-wishers
since Christmas Eve afternoon
when a police-escorted ambu-
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"We are very concerned with'
keeping 121 as a desirable enter-
prise zone," he said.
Other projects,.while still in
the works, have slowed in 2008.
After pushing for approvals
from the City of Macclenny and
Department of Community Af-
fairs for a 94-acre big box retail
center on SR 228 called Baker
PCF Commercial hasn't made
Although PCF representative
Warren Tyre says the project has
not been abandoned, the com-
pany still hasn't bought the land
from its current owner, the Bar-
"We'll have more to report
after the first of the year," said
Mr. Tyre by e-mail last week.
"The project is still on-going at
Adrian Development's 3000-
plus-acre Cedar Creek DRI (de-
velopment of regional impact),
which includes 6000 residential
units, a golf course, retail and
office space northwest of Claude
Harvey Rd..and US 90 over a 15-
year build-out period, has also
seen little activity in the latter
half of 2008.
The project gained approval
from county commissioners in
May and Mr. Preston said Adri-
an is likely working on detailed
engineering plans for submission
to the Florida Department of En-
vironmental Protection and St.
Johns River Water Management
District. Next, he said, portions
of the project will come back to.
the county for zoning approvals
as more and more of the land
"That will go on for a long
time," said Mr. Preston.
.The good news is that the
larger projects like Cedar Creek
and, two, mega-industrial sites,
planned at either end of the.
county are big enough to absorb
what most hope will be a tempo-
rary shock in the economy.
"Cedar Creek is still progress-
ing even though there's been no
activity lately," Mr. Preston said.
"The development time lines
on large projects go beyond the
economic cycle. They may slow
down, but they keep on rolling."
With respect to the industrial
projects by Roberts Land and
Timber of Lake Butler and Jack-
son-Shaw of Jacksonville, both
are positive signs for job creation
in Baker County and will be the
most important developments
going forward into 2009.
The Jacksonville port recent-
ly inked deals with.two Asian
shipping lines that are expected
to pour about two million more
containers a year into the region.
And these industrial sites are en-
visioned as inland ports where
containers can be warehoused
before being rerouted through-
out the southeastern United
States by truck.
"We were dealing with those
last year at this time and we're
within a few months of final ap-
proval now," said Mr. Preston.
An article in last week's edition
stated that William Gentry, 41, of
Olustee was arrested for allegedly
throwing a female out of his SUV
in Columbia County.
Authorities in Lake City told
local police they were issuing a
warrant for Mr. Gentry's arrest,
but he was not taken into custody
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Oshay back home for perfect' Christmas gif
(from page 1)
lance pulled up to his parents
double-wide oi CR229 north of
Sanderson. A modest but enthu-
siastic crowd was on hand when
he was wheeled out and onto a
recently-constructed ramp to the
"We had a yard full of family
and they went crazy," said. Mrs.
Johnson, who like her husband
is employed at Northeast Florida
Not that Oshay's parents had
been sitting at home waiting
for him to get his wish to return
there before Christmas. Since
the evening of that practice at the
field behind BCHS, they've been
with their son two months at
Shands Jacksonville and nearly
that at the famed Shepherd Cen-
ter in Atlanta.
Oshay's return was earlier
than first thought possible. In
early December, he was fitted
with a diaphragmatic pacer in
his chest to assist his breathing.
Initially he was unable to breathe
without a ventilator and now he
is gradually, with the help of the
pacer, working toward weaning
himself from it. He's not there,
yet, but he's improving.
With spinal injuries like his,
people often never walk again
or even have sensation below
the heck. Oshay can' move his
upper body and wiggle his toes.
Nobody's kidding, thofigh; he's
got a long road back.
His parents converted a din-
ing room off their bedroom and
there one of them sleeps nearby,
though Oshay is hooked up to
several alarm systems should he'
develop breathing or other prob-
lems. There are plans to move
into a new home later in 2009,
thanks in large part to a core of
people who mobilized last fall to
assist the Johnson family. ,
Luckil), Adri im- and Mil-
ton have been able to remain
with their son since the acci-
dent, thanks to the federal Fam-
ily Medical Leave Act that pays
their salaries one year. Insurance
is covering the hundreds of thou-
sands of dollars from hospitaliza-
tion and now rehab, along with
other equipment like the $22,000
wheelchair with its touch-control
computer pad guidance system.
Oshay Johnson's 6'1" frame,
fits comfortably in the chair
with its network of adjustments
to keep him comfortable. His
favorite past time watching
Before the injury, he was in
the words of his father a "true
country boy" who kept his dogs
at the nearby residence of Louis
Stewart Jr., an adult hunting bud-
dy for many years. Oshay hunted
both private and public land, for
deer, turkey and quail.
Dozens of chairs and a fire
pit sit near the north side of
the Johnson residence, and the
friends and family have been
congregating there since Christ-
mas Eve with Oshay hold-
ing court. Christmas night they
roasted peanuts, and as long as
the weather stays mild it's likely
that will be the norm in coming
His parents are working on a.
van equipped with a chair lift,
and it will Widen Oshay's world
beyond the house and yard.
There are plans for a homecom-
ing at Baker High once school
resumes, and his face lights, up
when that is mentioned.
"I'd sure like that! To get to
see everybody again. Yes, sir."
No doubt Oshay will be wear-
ing the letter jacket with the
number 21 sewed on the same
one he was wearing Christmas
Eve when he left the ambulance.
Number 21 that took on special
significance during Baker High's
9-2 season this 'fall when his
teammates replaced the Wildcat
on their helmets ,with it. Coach
Bobby Johns had planned to start
him at safety.
The Oshay Johnson living
back at his parents' home today
has come a long way since that
evening on the practice field. His
therapy, both to keep muscles
moving, and improve motion,
will resume soon. His quality of
life and mobility will now be the
priority for the caregivers and his
The new year brings with it
hope that this young and other-
wise physically fit young man
will make great strides back. He's
done so the last four months, and
passed a huge milestone the past
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A noisy' Christmas...
Are there sound ordinances of any kind in place for Macclenny or Baker
The reason I have to ask is because of two separate events that marred my
holiday weekend. First were the neighbors who started their Christmas with a
bang, literally, at 6:00 Christmas morning, courtesy of the local firework store..
After using a whole pack of Howlers/Screamers to make sure we were all at our
windows, they used a full complement of mortar rounds to round out the show.
I understand that most families get up at this unholy hour to open presents
and whatever else. But some families, like mine, do not elect to get up at the
same hour they do every other work day because it's a day off and should be
celebrated (read sleep in) as such.
Secondly, on the night after Christmas, a singer performed at the fairgrounds
and apparently had never heard of a sound check. I live quite a distance from the
fairgrounds and in the three and a half years I've lived there, I have, on occasion,
heard the fair when it was in town, or assorted other events (rodeos, pageants,
Never have I heard the noise level like Friday night and it wasn't the crowd
at all, it was the "musical artist." How the opening acts could manage to perform
at a dull roar without a problem is beyond me. As soon as the main act came on,
I could hear every word succinctly over my television to his Trashy Trailer song
(or whatever its beastly name). The number where he changed the words around
to Devil Went Down to Georgia was clever and even got my dishes rattling in
the kitchen to the beat.
My first instinct in both instances (which went ignored), was to call the
sheriff's department, but shouldn't they be out doing more important work like
catching criminals, instead of having to tell neighbors about basic courtesies or
do the job of the fairground staff by laying out sound restrictions in advance?
Now, if you'll excuse me, I have some unimportant wood work to do at 3:00
am with multiple power drills, saws, blowers and a montage of classic rock at
full blast, but I must get a nap in first.
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Do you have a 'bucket list ?
I watched a movie the other
night called The Bucket List. It's
recently as an THI
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and I was curi-
ous about the POC
What, I kept KELLEYI
thinking, is a
bucket list? I
couldn't come up with any anal-
ogies on my own. It turned out to
A bucket list is a list of things
a person wants and intends to
do before he/she dies or as the
old expression goes kicks the
It's a good movie. Jack Nich-
olson and Morgan Freeman are
cast in the lead roles of two ter-
minally ill men sharing a hospi-
tal room who decide to go out
and fulfill their bucket lists be-
fore their illnesses claim them.
The main thrust of the story,
as you can easily surmise, is
about making dreams a reality
and making the effort to set any
past wrongs to right while there
is still time.
Climbing' Mt. Everest is on
the list. While still alive, neither
man is able to reach the summit
of Mt. Everest as each hopes.
However, in the final scene of
the movie, they do make it to
the mountain in an interesting
and touching way (you'll have to
watch the movie if you're curi-
ous about that).
It inspired me to make my
' own list and I decided to include
anything, no matter how ridicu-
lous and absurd,
I had ever de-
CK sired to do.
My list in-
RWCH cluded becom-
ing a rock star,
ANNIGAN learning to
surf and water
a photo journalist for National
Geographic, working for the
Peace Corps, writing best-sell-
ing novels, traveling into outer
space, living in a villa in Venice,
scuba diving in Australia's Great
Barrier Reef and singing for the
Most of these will never come
true. I'm too old for the rock star
thing and it wouldn't interest me
now anyway. I once tried in vain
the better part of a day to get up
on water skis and it completely
defied me. I have a feeling that
surfing would simply result in
my busting my tail. It's alright
I'm past the age where I care
to be out in public in a bathing
suit anyway. In 2006, a self-
funded civilian woman-became
a tourist with the Russian space
program and was able to visit
the International Space Station.
Her ticket cost millions of dol-
lars. Unless I win the lottery, I
won't be going into space in this
The other stuff, although not
exactly probable isn't completely
impossible. And I chn think of
other things now that I wouldn't
have been as passionate aboi
years ago. I'd like see the Au
rora Borealis and I'd like to e;
perience time on a submarine.
still want to try para sailing an
skydiving. Singing for the pop
- well, who knows? Anything
I'm as bad as the next pe:
son about talking about doin
think my New
tion will be to ,
make more of
an effort to do
things I want
to do and not
like not hav-
time or lack
of money, al-
me from pur-
seem to pass
quicker as you
age and al-
you'll have to-
morrow to 'do
just isn't the
case. Better to
stop and smell
the roses. You
can't do that
Appreciated the cards, goodies...
To my friends and family in Baker County. Memrr Christmas and happy New Year
from Jalalabad, Afghanistan. I want to send min thanks to everyone for their warm
wishes and support during the Christmas season.
I especially want to
thank Gedone Prachar and
the Republican Women of in
Baker County and the stu- A
dents from the classes of
Glenda Scallan,. Lisa NMo-
bley, Mary Jo Thomas and
Cheryl Hart [the writer's
mother] for the cards and -
goodies. The entire team
enjoyed getting to read the
cards and is thankful forr
\the warm Southern hospi- I'
tality. We are truly'blessed
to have so many people
thinking of us, especially
during the Holiday season. Capt. Hart in Jalalabad with local children.
The team and I are do-
ing very well and can really see the improvements being made in the every day life of
.the Afghans. While there is still a lot of work to be done here, we get to work directly
with the people and see how much they want their country to be stable. We are cur-
rently working on more than 60 projects worth $75.3 million in the Nangarhar prov-
ince, including the construction of schools, roads and irrigation projects. Hopefully.
by thettime we leave this summer, we will.be able to see many of these projects
Thanks again for the continued thoughts and prayers. While I definitely enjoy the
Mission over here. I miss everyone and look forward to coming home and seeing you
Capt. Dustin Hart
US Air Force A.ghanistan
SThe letter writer is a nave of Baker County and the son of Bobby and Cheryl Har of Taylor.)
Also appalled at float
In rebuttal to "Disputes letter saying church float message was in,
bad taste" in last week's paper, I am appalled that anyone would have
condoned or allowed this float. What is to stop the same church next
year from depicting under-aged sexual promiscuous activities, the re-
cent trend in early teens?
Without some sort of regulation at these types of events the floats
will continue to not only offend, but also promote irresponsible behav-
ior. What is to stop someone from making a float next year that will
blast music with foul language and have women dressed like strippers
.dancing on poles on board a vessel with a church's name plastered on
the side of it?
Will that also be considered evangelistic behavior with a message
pertaining to Christmas? These are all things that some people do in
their lives so why target just drug users?
I agree with the original letter in regards to'the church float. As a
Christian and an avid student of the Bible, I believe that Jesus is Lord
and that He is 'risen from the grave. With that said, the "True Spirit
of Christmas" is in no way' explained to anyone through depictions
,of kids injecting needles into their arms or getting high. Where is the
leadership of that church that would allow such a travesty? How hard
could it have possibly been to simply say no to such an incredibly of-
fensive message during a Christmas Parade!?
If the name of this float was "Choices," maybe we should have seen
someone making the right ones in this situation by not allowing it to
have been presented at the parade. If one person was reached, yet 20
parents had to explain the float to their children and why people were
injecting syringes into their arms, was there really a payoff? All chil-
dren in the world today are subjected to many things they shouldn't be.
But when they are it is because we as a people are allowing it.
If you see something questionable on television while your kids are
watching, do you address it right then or do you just shrug it off and
t The Christmas Parade was meant to depict. "The True Spirit of
u- Christmas" and to even think that this was anywhere close to that is
x- folly. Have the Christians in this town lost their backbone to stand
I against things that aren't right? The church responsible for that float
Id should post some sort of apology to the fine people of Macclenny.
)e The regulations should be more strict and the City of Macclenny
is should have stepped in to deny passage of the float. I have spoken to
many people about this and they are in agreement with me..
Ig Michael Morgan
fair and equal'punishment?
Mr. McClintock requested ten years in
Seth Hodges pleaded no prison because of the guns and because
ember 15 to crimes he was Michael had other charges pending. It
1; he did not plead guilty as seems neither Mr. McClintock nor Judge
I that week in the Press. He [Phyllis] Rosier believe that a person is
plea bargain because he was innocent until proven guilty. On Decem-
what he might have to face if ber 1, Judge Rosier sentenced him to five
ot guilty. years in prison and ten years on probation,
to court December 1 to face and she told him she was doing him a fa-
irglary he had previously pled vor. This does not look like a favor to me.
)rder to be eligible for Drug On the same day, she sentenced another
charges were theft of two rid- offender who had taken $2650 worth of
nd three guns from his grand- guns and had other charges to five years,
One of the guns belonged to of drug probation. Is this fair and equal
dad, so actually it belonged punishment?
to him. Another was so old it was useless
and the third gun might have been okay.
He hid the guns in the woods.
The mowers they took so they could
Prosecutor Patrick McClintock said
Seth had the opportunity to attend Drug
Court and that he not be allowed any fur-
ther chances. I have been a psychiatric
nurse for over 30 years and I know that
one type of treatment does not work for
Glen St. Mary
[The letter writer is Mr. Hodges'grandmother.]
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House guests are suspected
Both allegedly have drugproblems
One-time occupants who were asked to leave be- items from the shed into the vehicle.
cause of alleged drug-related activity are suspects in Deputy McGauley later contacted Mr. Velleca,
two residential burglaries the past week. who said the tools belonged to him. He was advised
Tammy Nipper reported the theft of nearly $2000 not to sell or pawn them until an investigation is
in property from her home off Irene Yarbrough Rd. concluded. The step-mother said her son left the
in Sanderson between December 19-21. The items house two months ago, and according to her, has
ranged from a diamond ring valued at $1400 to stolen in the past to support a drug addiction.
movies, a camera and food. Laborers who were installing carpet and tile
Ms. Nipper told Deputy Tony Norman she re- December 19-21 may be involved in the theft of
turned from a two-day absence to find property $2400 in jewelry from the residence of Shirley Ear-
belonging to Todd Perkins, 45, of Glen and his nest on Durland Rd. in Glen.
daughter had been removed, along with some of her The victim said three necklaces that were hang-
property. She told the officer she asked Mr. Perkins ing near a bedroom door and the ring valued at
to leave because he was using the residence for drug $2300 are missing. The ring was in a locked jewelry
activity, and that he had been living there since Oc- box that bore signs that it had been forced open. Ms.
tober to help her out with utility bills. Earnest told Deputy David Murray she was suspi-
Carolyn Velleca named her step-son Robert, 19, cious of one of the workers, and he didn't show up
of Middleburg as a suspect in the theft of tools from for work on December 23, the day before she re-
a locked shed at her residence on Eloise St. in north ported the loss.
Macclenny. Michael Spence said someone made off with a
She reported the burglary on December 23, and Polaris 4-wheeler from a shed outside his residence
told Deputy Patrick McGauley it likely occurred be- on Spence Rd. in Macclenny overnight on Decem-
tween 12:30-5:00 pm. There was no sign of forced ber 23. He valued the vehicle at $8700 and said a
entry to the shed, and the inventory of missing items pistol and range finder worth an additional $260
included an electric saw, nail gun, air compressor were taken along with it.
and impact gun. She was unable to assign values to An American bulldog puppy valued at $1500
the tools. was reported taken from the residence of Aaron Da-
A neighbor took photos that afternoon around vis on North College in Macclenny on Christmas
4:00 of a suspicious vehicle later identified by Ms. Day. He told police he left the animal on a porch
Velleca as belonging to the step-son's girlfriend. with a chair blocking the door about 10:30 that
The neighbor said two white males were loading morning and returned at 6:00 that evening.
Arrests, criminal complaints follow
domestic violence cases over holiday
County deputies arrested sev- said both parties bore signs of
eral alleged assailants for do- injuries following the fight that
mestic violence during the days began over Ms. Beach's threats
leading up to and following to call police. The boyfriend and
Christmas, most of them involv- girlfriend admitted striking each
ing live-in boyfriends and girl- other and throwing furniture and
friends. other objects in the presence of
Jonathan Stafford, 23, was their 2-year-old daughter.
booked for felony battery be- A criminal complaint for bat-
cause of the extent of injuries tery was filed against Ms. Beach
he allegedly inflicted on Kirsten and the Department of Children
Starke, 20, after they returned to and Families was notified be-
their residence off Tom Wilk- cause of the child's presence.
erson Rd. in Macclenny late on A young son was present at
December 26 following a con- the residence off North 5th St. in
cert at the county fairgrounds. Macclenny when Krystal Can-
Ms. Starke told Deputy Chris non, 31, and Phillip Cannon, 29,
Walker her byftiend started, fought after she refused to give
fighting with her on the way him his prescription medication.
home, then struck her repeat .-. deputyy Matt Riegel arrested
edly about the face after they en- Ms. Cannon for battery after not-
tered their bedroom. She said she ing, numerous scratch marks on
struck Mr. Stafford several times the husband inflicted during the
to free herself, then drove to her incident the morning of Decem-
father's in Jacksonville, where ber 16 about 8:30.
police sent her back'to Baker David Bell, 31, was arrested
County to file a report. on a similar charge following an
Deputy Walker located the ac- alleged attack on wife Anna, 31,
caused at his residence early the. at their residence on South Col-
next morning and arrested him. lege in Macclenny in the early
Ms. Starke had a chipped morning of December 28.
tooth and possible broken nose Ms. Bell said the husband
when taken to the emergency came home drunk and twice
room at Fraser Hospital. pushed her down before she or-
Charles Griffis, 21, was dered him outside and locked the
charged with domestic violence e
battery the afternoon of Decem- door to call police. Mr. Bell then
battery the afternoon of Decem- blade
ber 26 following a slugfest with allegedly tossed a roller blade
his girlfriend Heather Beach, 25, through a window to gain ed re-en-
at their residence off Sam Griffis try, and again accosted her. The
Rd. near Olustee. incident took place about 3:20.
Deputy Wayne Limbaugh A criminal complaint for
battery was filed against James
Wynne, 32, for allegedly striking
girlfriend Mary Thornton, 29,
and causing a laceration to her
face late on December 26.
Mr. Wynne was gone when
police arrived at the couple's
residence off Jeff Starling Rd.
south of Macclenny about 11:15.
The state attorney's office will
decide whether to file a felony
count against him because Ms.
Thornton is six months pregnant
with their child.
She later told Deputy Walk-
er she did not want to pursue a
criminal charge against the boy-
Forum for ROTC
An open house and forum to
learn about the Air Force Junior
ROTC program at Baker County
High School will be held on Jan-
uary 6 from 7:00-8:30 pm in the
Senior cadets and instruc-
tors Major Joseph Chiofolo and
MSgt. Elizabeth Law-Wallace
will be on hand to discuss this
worthwhile program open to
male and female students.
Topic include the BCHS unit,
corps policies and the many ac-
tivities available for cadets.
Newly enrolled students are
highly encouraged to attend,
along with their parents.
A woman stopped heading ,
westbound on US 90 near Eagle
Dr. in Macclenny the evening of
December '22 was arrested for
driving on a license suspended
Deputy Matt Sigers said he
was aware of the suspensions
when he stopped Kimberly Mc-
Quien, 40, of Glen St. Mary just
before 7:25. He also learned the
license plate on her 1995 Ford
SUV belonged on another ve-
hicle, and she received a ticket
In other similar cases the past
Donald Kipp, 25, of Glen
was charged with the same of-
fense when Deputy Chris Walker
learned his license has six prior
suspensions. The officer stopped
Mr. Kipp on Aunt Mary Harvey
Rd. west of Glen just before 6:00
because his Dodge pickup did
not have a license tag affixed to
The license suspensions were
for failure to appear in court and
failure to pay fines.
Barbara Manning, 46, of
Macclenny was arrested after
Sgt. Darrin Whitaker stopped her
on George Hodges Rd. in Mac-
clenny the afternoon of Decem-
The officer got behind Ms.
Manning's 2000 Buick after get-
ting a report of reckless driving
on CR 125 near Glen St. Mary.
He followed the Buick eastbound
on Interstate 10 to Macclenny,
and observed it swerve out of its
lane several times.
Ms. Manning's license was
recently suspended for drunk
Deputy Walker said he was
aware of prior suspensions when
he stopped a 1997 Ford truck
driven by Christopher Rodgers,
27, near the driver's Macclenny
residence on Ivy. St. at about 4:30
am on December 27.
Mr. Rodger's suspensions
were due to drunk driving and
failure to pay fines.
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110 South Fifth St. 259-3737
Judge Nilon assumes
criminal bench here
-, With the coming of the new
year, the circuit criminal bench
in Baker County will have a new
i James P. Nilon of Gainesville
i ~ will take over from Judge Phyllis
Rosier, who has been assigned to
felony criminal since her appoint-
a tment to the bench three years ago.
I u Judge Rosier, who before her ap-
pointment was a private practice
attorney in Baker County, will
assume the family court duties
this month, replacing Judge Mark
Mosley, who moves to Gaines-
Judge NNilon comes to Baker
County from the family law bench
Jd i'nin Alachua County.
The newly assigned jurist was
appointed to the circuit bench in November, 2005 and before that was
an Alachua County judge since 2000. His other prior legal experience
was as assistant state attorney from 1973-1988 and again in 1988 for
the two years before his appointment as county judge.
Judge Nilon has a law degree and masters in business administra-
tion from the University of Indiana and a bachelor's degree in busi-
ness administration from the University of Florida. He has also been
a corporate banker, a staff attorney with the Securities and Exchange
Commission and for a brief period in the early 1980s was in private
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or as soon thereafter as possible, in the County Commissioners'
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Macclenny, FL. On the above mentioned date, all interested
parties may appear and be heard with respect to this appeal
request. Written comments for or against the request may be sent
to the Baker County Planning and Zoning Department, 81 North
Third Street, Macclenny, FL 32063. Faxed comments may be sent
to (904) 259-5057. Copies of the appeal request may be inspected
in the Planning Department by any member of the public.
According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing
a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this
proceeding should contact the Administration Department at
(904)259-5123 at least 48 hours prior to the time of the hearing.
A Macclenny woman found
walking in the westbound lane
of Woodlawn Rd. the evening
of December 26 was booked at
county jail for disorderly intoxi-
Deputy Matt Sigers was re-
sponding to a suspicious person
call just before 10:00 when he
came up on Angela Schwartz,
25, staggering in the opposite di-
rection. She told the officer she
was going* to meet a friend at
Burger King near Woodlawn and
Jerry Stafford, 53, of Mac-
clenny was arrested on a similar
offense after he was found about
8:00 pm on December 27 walk-
ing near Lissie Ct.
Deputy Chris Walker said Mr.
Stafford was unable to maintain
balance, and told him he had
"got mad and walked off' from
a residence nearby.
The same officer arrested
Wendy Kitchens, 56, when he
found her staggering in the park-
ing lot of Baker Beverage on US
90 in Macclenny the same eve-
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We loved every minute of serving you this past year and look
forward to seeing you again in the year ahead.
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CDBG Amendment Public Hearing And Advisory Council Meeting
The Macclenny City Commission is requesting that the Florida Department of Community Affairs
(DCA) authorize an amendment of the 2007 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) in the
Neighborhood Revitalization category for $700,000. The amendment asks that the scope of the proj-
ect be permitted to address work at the Ohio'Avenue Water Plant that was identified in the applica-
tion as unaddressed needs. The project will benefit a.minimum of 67 percent of the residents of the
city. The Macclenny City Commission specifically requests that the following budget be authorized:
ACTIVITY PRESENT BUDGET
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Water Tank................. $340,208
Administration ............ $56,000
TOTAL BUDGET ....... $700,000
LOCATION: City-Wide Benefit
A public hearing to provide citizens an opportunity to'comment on the proposed amendment will
be held at the Macclenny City Hall, Commission Meeting Room; 118 East Macclenny Avenue;
Macclenny, FL 32063, on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 6 p.m. A draft copy of parts of the amend-
ment request will be available for review at that time. A final copy of the full amendment will be
made available at the Macclenny City Hall, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. -
5 p.m. no more than five days after. January 18, 2009. The amendment request will be submitted
to DCA on or before January 15, 2009. For information concerning the public hearing contact
Ms. Melissa Thompson, Macclenny Administrative Assistant, Macclenny City Hall; 118 East
Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, FL 32063, Phone: (904) 259-0972.
The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any handicapped
person requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually impaired should contact
Melissa Thompson, Administrative Assistant, (Phone: 259-0972) at least five calendar days prior to
the meeting and an interpreter will be provided. Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend
the public hearing should also contact Ms. Thompson. To access a Telecommunication Device for
Deaf.Person (TDD) please call 259-0972.
The Citizen Advisory Task Force for this project will meet on January 13, at 5:30 p.m. at the
Macclenny City Hall, in the Commission meeting room.
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, January 1, 2009 Page 5
Other top stories: new jail, crime & punishment
(fromP page 1)
locally in this year's historic elec-
tion, save maybe that three-term
Superintendent Paula Barton decid-
ed against running for a fourth stint
in the position.
Although Ms. Barton said she
enjoyed her job
and hoped she
made a posi- .- ,
tive difference in
the lives of local . .'
school children, :
the exit and 3
wanted to spend
more quality i---- --r,,
time with fam- -
ily, namely her
"I just knew
it was time for new
blood," she said. "A lot of districts
change superintendents every four
years and that's not fair to the sys-
tems; it takes longer than that to
make your mark and set a direc-
tion. Twelve years is long enough: I
never wanted to wear out my wel-
Ms. Barton's announcement
sparked a bid for the office by
then Pre-K/Kindergarten princi-
pal Sherrie Raulerson, who hand-
ily defeated two opponents. Long-
time Sheriff Joey Dobson won
another four years as the county's
top law enforcement officer as well,
defeating two challengers with 82
percent of the vote.
In the Republican primary in
August, Michael Crews defeated
two-term incumbent Julie Combs
in the race for the District 1 seat
on the Baker County Commission.
His Democratic opponent withdrew
from the race shortly thereafter.
The 2008 election also drew
a record turnout in Baker County.
Supervisor of Elections Nita
Crawford reported that 79 percent
of the county's roughly 14,000 reg-
istered voters cast ballots, many of
them voting early. Most of that very
respectable number can be laid at
the feet of the race for president
where John McCain easily outdis-
tanced Barack Obama 78 to 21
percent locally. The results nation-
wide Were switched, though by far
less a margin.
New jail & sheriff's office
The local law enforcement
community made healthy strides
toward completion of the new jail
and sheriff's office complex off CR
228 north of Macclenny during the
Baker Correctional Development
Corporation (BCDC), the nonprofit
group formed to oversee develop-
ment of the facility, broke ground in
the spring after selling $45 million
in bonds to fund construction of the
The "tilt-wall" constructed
Rosier characterized as a case with
"appalling abuse," two Macclenny
women went off to prison for 20
years in September after pleading
to multiple counts involving the
imprisonment and protracted abuse
of Sean Gibson, 7, a California boy
who one of the defendants falsely
claimed to have adopted.
Jamie Lynn Martin, 27, and
Suzette Stevenson, 46, plead-
ed guilty to abuse from hang-
ing the boy from his hands at
their Trailridge mobile home to
breaking his toe and starving
him. When found wandering a
parking lot in Kissimmee, Fla.
in November, 2007 while the
defendants listened to
a condo sales
I jail under construction
going up since that time and
officials expect completion in
the first half of 2009.
A master plan for the BCDC's
entire 90-acre site the new
512-bed jail complex only takes
up 20 acres -. was completed
and approved by the corporation's
board of directors in November. It
includes three potential sites for
private development as well as
land for government use.
County commissioners have
agreed to provide the BCDC with a
loan of about $195,0001to complete
utility upgrades at the property and
county administrators intend to
relocate their new building on six
Crime & punishment
Bobbie Dean Dressel, then 30,
of Middleburg was sent to prison
.for life without chance of parole in
February for the shooting death of
his estranged girlfriend and mother
of his .child, Cindy Below, 30, in
As part of the plea deal, the state
dropped, attempted murder counts
involving the victim's mother and
step-father, who had taken her in
to live temporarily at their south
Macclenny trailer where the shoot-
Melony Lee Jackson, then
40, was charged with first-degree
murder for the shooting death of
her estranged husband Kevin, 47,
at their residence off John Rowe
Rd. the morning of March 3. An
autopsy revealed seven gunshot
wounds to the victim's body. The
couple was scheduled for a divorce
hearing that same week. The case
In what Circuit Judge Phyllis
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Brian Adam Cranford, 16, of
Sanderson was given a five-year
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The teen, sentenced as an
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crossbow the night before the body
was found and made no attempt
to summon medical help even
though he initially claimed it was
an accident. The relationship with
his father had a history of abuse,
court documents indicated, and the
medical examiner determined it
took several hours for Mr. Cranford
to bleed to death.
In another high-profile crime
case that is still unresolved in cir-
cuit court, an employee at Wells
Nursing Home in Macclenny
was arrested March 1 and
charged with bilking patients
out of $211,000 by forging
checks that were to have
been deposited in their
Kathryn Dupree, then
35, of Macclenty
had been depositing
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account since May, 2007,
and used the proceeds to make
high-ticket purchases like cars and
trucks. A judge ordered her assets
frozen until the case is settled, and
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IT' 1 N.I V!uG VI!
At the birth of
another year, we'd .
Like to deliver *
our best wishes
along with our
thanks to all our -
friends, and let you
know how much we
enjoyed your visits
Happy New Year!
Baker County Supervisor
Nita Crawford & Staff
First FCCJ bachelors
Trevor Nelson of Macclenny
recently became the first person
to graduate with a bachelor's
degree from Florida Commu-
nity College at Jacksonville after
completing requirements in the
field of applied science in fire
Mr. Nelson is currently a cap-
tain with Jacksonville Fire and
Rescue, and has been with the de-
partment 17 years as a firefighter
and paramedic. His father Stuart
retired from the department as a
. Five more students are cur-
rently enrolled in the FCCJ
program and all but one are em-
ployed with fire and rescue in
both Duval and St. Johns coun-
Capt. Nelson is the sitting
president of the fellowship of
Mercantile Bank would like to congratulate
Sylvia Brown and Margie Norman, both of Macclenny, on their
milestone of retirement. Although Mercantile is saddened at
the departure of these talented ladies, their impact 6n their colleagues and
customers is immeasurable. Ladies of their caliber are impossible
to replace. Sylvia and Margie both have served the Baker Count\ L
I community, Mercantile Bank and its
predecessor bank CNB diligently for years: Their smiles!
and work ethic will be sorely missed. Both of these
ladies have positively impacted lives in the work force
"or over 40 years and their graduation to retirement
has been graciously earned.
Please come by and show them your support
a Wednesday morning, December 31, 2008
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, January 1, 2009 Page 6
Tops points in '08 state,
BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
When Richard Ferry entered
his first car race in 1994 at the
South Ridge Raceway in Lake
City, Florida, he knew he had a
high standard to live up to.
His father, Dicky Ferry, had
just retired from an impressive
22-year racing career, with win-
nings in over 200 feature events
in north Florida and
"I was driving a car
that already had a win-
ning reputation," said
Mr. Ferry. "I knew I had
to step up to the plate."
.He took his father's
Late Model Sportsman .,
car to victory and went ..
on to win seven of the
next eight races at South <
"I entered that first ..
race on the same day I ;
graduated from Baker
County High School," ."
Since that time he .
has maintained a steady .
accumulation of rac-
ing victories with many
top five finishes and top >.
ten efforts. He races on
both dirt and asphalt
tracks. Ferry has com-
peted in the Florida Pro Series,
National Late Model Sportsman
and Southern All-Star feature
Upon recently completing the
2008 racing season, Mr. Ferry
learned he had won the 2008
Volusia Speedway Park Track
Championship with a total point
score of 971 and combined prize
money of $3,200. He also was
the top finisher in the UMP
Late Model Series State Cham-
pionship for Florida with 1113
In 2003, after building a solid
reputation as a race car driver, he
caught the eye of Robert Scruggs
of Callahan. Mr. Scruggs had
been follo Iong Mt Ferry's track
and performance record and
soon approached him about in-
Since that time, Richard has
handled all the rebuilding and
maintenance of Mr. Scrugg's
late model race car, ultimately
driving it to multiple victories in
When asked how it felt to
win, Mr. Ferry says he's always
happy about winning but gen-
erally doesn't experience a big
emotional response. He attri-
butes this to the serious side of
the sport which entails a lot of
work and a lot of responsibility.
"I'm very focused when I
drive and there is a level of ner-
vousness too," he said. "You
can't be scared of a-race car
because that will get you into,
trouble, but you can't be over-
confident either. You must really
respect the car."
That respect, along with how
to repair, build and ultimately
race cars, began developing ear-
ly in Mr. Ferry's childhood.
"When I was a kid, about six,
my sister and my friends and I
would play in the pits of the race
track in Lake City while Dad
was out on the track racing his
car," he said. "We'd be having
our own races. with Hot Wheels
toy cars while the real race was
going on around us."
Out in the family racing shop,
Mr. Ferry watched his father
working on engines and was al-
ways asking questions. He also,
from an early age, participated
in go-kart racing which eventu-
ally lead to racing cars.
amount of work and
in racing. It's also an expensive
"You don't just have your car
parked in the garage and decide
at the last minute to take it to
a race and enter it," he said. "It
doesn't work that way."
For the Ferry motorsports
-team, safety is paramount and
tires last Ion- ger. Cars
raced on dirt tracks always have
aluminum bodies. If the body is
damaged, it can be removed and
usually the dents are pounded
out with a rubber mallet.
The asphalt tracks are much
rougher on cars. The cost of
maintenance is a lot higher and
tires wear out quickly, Cars
raced on asphalt have fiberglass
bodies and don't hold
up if damaged, which
means they must be re-
"Dirt track racing is
definitely my prefer-
ence," says Mr. Ferry.
"Besides, if you win, it
When asked what he
considers the most re-
warding aspect'of his
vocation, he is quick to
point out the camnara-
derie and loyalty of the
handful, of local folks
he knows involved in
the sport. They help and
support each other and
there is a lot of good
natured joking around.
He is also glad when he
has the opportunity to
help someone who has
LANNIGAN "One person, Kevin
Davis, has been around
the shop helping me hands-on
for a long time," said Mr; Ferry.
"He's now coming into his own
as a racer and recently won the
street stock race at the Lake City
track. It's important to me that I
now support him."
Mr. Ferry is planning for next
season and will be working to
solicit additional sponsorships.
And since racing seems to run
in his family, it's no surprise that
his 5-year-old son Parker is step-
ping up to the plate too, to carry
on the tradition.
"Parker gets his first go-kart
soon and he's already asking me
questions about cars just like I
asked my dad," said Mr. Ferry.
"It's just a matter of time." ,
"I was working on and repair-
ing go-karts even before I started
seriously helping Dad," he said.
In time, he began working un-
der his. father's supervision and
gradually picked up a wealth of
hands-on knowledge and experi-
"I was always around a lot of
people involved with cars and
racing," he said. "Dad would
build our car engines and our
friends at Snow Brothers Racing
here in Macclenny supplied the
chassis and car bodies."
He takes pride in the fact that
Today practically every compo-
nent used to build the cars comes
from a source in Baker County.
According to Mr. Ferry,
most people aren't aware of the
the cars are put through a strin-
gent protocol before setting tires
Every week, every bolt and
every nut is tested and tight-
ened. Every part of the car is put
through a checklist and worked
on if necessary.
Racing used to have a specif-
ic season, basically from March
to October. Today the season
is pretty much year round. If
a team has the money and the
ability to travel, there is a race to
participate in every week some-
where in the southeast. '
Mr. Ferry prefers racing on
a dirt track for a variety of rea-
sons. It doesn't place the same
wear and tear on a car as asphalt.
General maintenance is less and
Retail thieves snagged
Three adults from the Sanderson area and two juvenile age males
were arrested in separate cases for felony shoplifting at the Walmart
Supercenter in Macclenny the past week.
Shelia Crews, 30, and Christie Wilkerson, 34, were stopped by store
security as they left the store about 3:00 pm on December 28. They
were observed stuffing merchandise into a backpack, and paid for two
8-packs of soft drinks before leaving.
What they did not pay for was $644 in items including jewelry, a
rifle scope, printer, and MP3 player, shoes, clothing and games..
Deputy Wayne Limbaugh also arrested Kenneth Harvey, 33, for al-
legedly serving as a lookout as the women were taking items from the
In the second case, a store security employee told police the youths,
ages 17 and 16, were observed stuffing merchandise into bags at vari-
ous departments about 6:00 on December.27, and they were stopped as
they exited into the parking lot. Inside the bags were a digital camera,
stereo amplifier, a gold pendant and head phones. Value of the items
came to $318.
. Deputy Matt Sigers said a third male suspect acted as-a lookout and
was not seen after he left the store via another door.
Two other persons were arrested leaving the same store about 6:00
pm on December 23 with nine items of jewelry and clothing valued at
$77. A store security worker said they stuffed some of the merchandise
into a purse, and placed others on their person.
They were identified as Sandy Stewart of Macclenny and Stacy
Weaver of Glen St. Mary. Both are 18 and charged with misdemeanor
7ddt Ot-A l^,
At Year's End
TRVE LOVE "
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Wishing You Every Happiness
In The New Year!
From all of us to all of you,
go our best wishes
along with our thanks for your
We look forward to serving you
again next year.
1b, new Year's Eue, December 31 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.
. Rew Year's Day, January 1V noon 9 p.m.
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AVery Good Year!
It's time once again to display our gratitude,
And to thank you for your winning attitude -
Because one thing that we know is true
Is we wouldn't be here without all of you!
So before the clock strikes the midnight hour,
We'd like to do everything in our power
To wish you all a wonderful year
Filled with success and joy and love and cheer!
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Richard Ferry working on his late model race car.
PNmro BY KELLEY L
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, January 1, 2009 Page 7
Patrons of the Emil\ Taber
Library and the Baker County
Historical Society, as well as
county commission chairman
Mike Griffis and County Man-
ager Joe Cone. assembled Dec.
18 to recognize the 100-Near an-
niversary of the original Baker
The original courthouse
building, which now houses the
Emil) Taber Librar, %as com-
pleted in 1908 and has been in
continuous use as a county fa-
cility throughout its history.
The two-story brick structure at
South 5th and Mclver in Mac-
clenny was designed by Edward
Hosford and built in the colonial
revival style which incorporated
aspects of Georgian, Adams and
Federal architecture popular.
for public buildings during the
period 1899-1920. The clock in
the building's cupola had to be
wound by hand each week and
the accompanying bell has long
let citizens of downtown Mac-
clenny know the time of day
each hour on the hour. The clock
and bell were both later mecha-
nized to run on electricity.
A present courthouse on US
90 was constructed in the 1940s
and since that time the original
building has served as many dif-
ferent entities, all in the realm
of public service. It has housed
the Emily Taber Public Library
"Working in this building
is such a pleasure," said head
librarian April Teele. "I have
ten-foot windows in my office
which let in lots of light. People
love this building and we have
visitors who come from all over
to see it."
Images of the building under,
construction in 1907 are among
items to be placed in a time cap-
sule and opened 75 years from
no%\. The capsule will be sealed
into the corner of todaN's court-
Historical society director
David Richardson spoke on the
validity of current stewardship
regarding the building as it im-
pacts the future
"When I look at pictures of
this building from the past." he
said. "I can't help but wonder
ho% its construction impacted
the people at that time., hat theN
thought, how they lived and be-
haved and what it meant to those
that came after them. What we
do will have an influence on
people that come after us, so our
decisions today should be done
with thought and consideration
of the future."
The library recently secured
a grant for a new addition and
$500,000 has been budgeted for
that purpose. New gutters have
been recently replaced to help
stem a problem from water dam-
age due to leaks.
,"This building has had im-
portant history of service to this
community," said county man-
ager Joe Cone. "An addition to
it is scheduled to begin next year
and will provide some much
needed room for [library] pa-
trons and new collections. It was
At top is the historic Emily Taber library and former county courthouse building.
Below that is Bethany Richardson, 10, as she eyes items thatwere placed in a
time capsule that's set to be sealed in the exterior of the county courthouse on E.
Macclenny Aie. for reopening in 75 years. Pioto is Joi i ADINIlON
Before the festivities begin,
we'd like to give our friends
both far and near, our very
best wishes for a joyous year.
It's been a privilege serving
people like you and we look
forward to your continued
goodwill and support
Chairman Mike Griffis
commissioner Gordon Crews
Commissioner Marik Hartleyi
Comissiiner Alex Ro ins
ConDnissioner Michael Grew
. . . an g
absolutely imperative when we
began looking at designs for an
addition that it reflect and pre-
serve the existing architectural
integrity and we have been very
careful of that."
To submit items for inclusion
in the time capsule, contact Sara
Little at 259-3613.
Deadline Monday at 5.00
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, January 1, 2009 Page 8
'Didy' Bristow, 61,
dies December 23
Dianne "Didy", T. Bristow,
61, of Bryceville died December
23, 2008. Dianne was born to the
late James Otis Thomas and Ruth
L. Thomas in Folkston, Geor-
gia on May,
She was a
for the last
Dianne at- i
t e n d e d Ms. Bristow
Assembly of God, loved rid-
ing bikes, crocheting, shopping,
fishing and spending time with
She was predeceased by
brother Keith Thomas.
Survivors include loving huis-
band of 41 years, William C.'
Bristow; children Mark (Tam-
my) Bristow, Timmy Bristow,
Greg Bristow; sisters Pat How-
ard, Glenda Herring, Marsha
(Steve) Nease; brothers Ronnie
(Diane) Thomas, Donnie (Cathy)
Thomas, Gary (Ruth) Thom-
as, Kimmoth (Betty) Thomas,
Ricky (Susan) Thomas, Randy
(Michelle) Thomas; two grand-
sons; numerous nieces, nephews
The funeral service was held
December 29 at 11:00 am at V.
Todd Ferreira Funeral Services
with Pastor. Larry Boyles of-
ficiathig. Interment followed
at Riverside Memorial Park in
Don Darnel 77,
Don 'Irvine Darnell, 77, of
Macclenny died December 26,
2008. Don was born in Cleve-
land, Ohio on November 5,1931.
He was a
15 ye ars
and a mem- .
ber of Ra l -
ford Road C
to his. lov- 1 -
ing wife ,
Mary. Don Mr. Darndll
food but he didn't eat anything
that flew or swam.
Survivors include loving
wife of 12 years Mary Darnell
of Macclenny; brother-in-law
Bobby (Madeline) Carroll of
Macclenny; fivesons; two niec-
es; one great-niece; one great-
nephew; 13- grandchildren and
six great grandchildren.
The memorial service was
held at Raiford Road Church on
December 31, at 10:00 am with
Pastor Eddie Griffis .officiating.
The arrangements were under
the direction of V. Todd Ferreira
" Sanderson L
CR 127 N., Sanderson, FL
Sunday School 10:00 am
Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wed. Evening Prayer Ser. 7:30 pm
SPastor: Oral E. Lyons
,d ykorr~nt m'tIcM 1.1 O0 et
j *r~u'c.'* G.00 P.m
~b~4s Qr ~ pin.
James Davis was
a Gainesville native
Mr. James Paul Davis, 82,
of Gainesville, FL died Fri-
day, December 26, 2008 at the
Gainesville Health Care. Cen-
ter after a long illness. He was
born in Jacksonville and resided
in Gainesville for the past 20
years. He was the son of John
Will Davis and Cora Opal Dob-
Survivors include sister Mary
D. Smith of Raleigh, NC.
Private services will be held
at a later date. Arrangements are
under the direction of Guerry
Funeral Home, Macclenny.
71, Baldwin native
Martha Owen Hodges, 71,
life-long resident of Baldwin,
died December 23, 2008. She
was retired from Alliance Mort-
gage Company and had been
a member of the First United
Methodist Church. of Baldwin
for many years. She was the
daughter of Owen and Minnie
Survivors include husband
Johnny C. Hodges Sr.; sons
Johnny (J.C.) Hodges (Patti) and
Steven Hodges (Sheila); four
grandchildren and two great-
The funeral service was held
at 11:00 am on Saturday, Dec.
27 at her church, with Rev. Nick
Thompson officiating. Interment
followed in. Brandy. Branch
Cemetery. Arrangements were
under the directions of Giddens-
Reed Funeral Home.
First Baptist Church
CR 229 S., Sanderson FL
Sunday School ....... 10:00 am
Sun. Morning Worship. 11:00 am
Sun. Evening Worship .. 6:00 pm
Wed. Eve. Bible Study.. 7:00 pm
Pastor Bob Christmas
Edwin E. Foreman
dies December 23rd
Mr. Edwin Eugene Foreman,
79, of Glen St. Mary, died Tues-
day, December 23, 2008 at Me-
morial Medical Center in Jack-
sonville I I
illness. He '' ,
was a native :
of Bellefon- ji
and lived in
before mov- '
ing to Glen
St. Mary in
1984. He .
was in the Mr. Foreman
Survivors include his wife of
46 years, Susie Foreman, of Glen
St. Mary: sons Kenneth Fore-
man of Springfield, OH, Curtis
Foreman of Perry, FL and Dar-
rell Foreman of Glen St. Mary;
daughter Tina Browning of
Baldwin; brothers Paul Foreman
of Cleveland and Dale Foreman
of Chicago; eight grandchildren
and five great-grandchildren.
The funeral service and visi-
tation were held December 27
from 2:00-4:00 pm in the chapel
of ICS Cremation and Funeral
Home, Lake City.
Johns say thanks
Words fail to express the
gratitude our family feels for all
of your expressions of love dur-
ing this most difficult time. We
are humbled by God's mercy
and know that He blessed us
with you. The food, flowers,
thoughts, prayers, phone calls,
emails, words of encouragement
and multitude of other ways that
you reached out to show your
care -and concern will never be
forgotten. Our prayer is that
God's blessings will be your in
THE FAMILY OF DANIEL F. JOHNS
9:00 am Sunday
10:00 am Sunday Wor
/ -" nid 5, ii" 1 .i
h-a.r.fi ih C n l MSiar,
was a house mover
Wilbur Bernie Norman, 70, of
Baldwin died Sunday, Decem-
ber 28 at St. Vincent's Medical
Center in Jacksonville following
a long illness. He was a native of
Lulu, FL and resided in Baldwin
for 36 years. He was the son of
the late Carlias Norman and was
preceded in 'death by brother
Eric Norman. He worked as a
house mover and auto mechanic
most of his life. Mr. Norman at-
tended Soul's Anchor Holiness
Survivors include mother
Thelma. Norman of Baldwin;
sisters Inez (Gerald) Bennett of
Gainesville, Bernice (Bobby)
Crawford of Glen St. Mary
and Jane (Leslie) Weathington
of Sanderson; brothers Auzzie
Norman of Keystone Heights,
Melvin (Joy) Norman and Daryl
Norman, both of Glen St. Mary,
Riley Norman and Reggie Nor-
man, both of Middleburg; Jerry
W. (Ski) Norman of Sanderson
and Kelly Norman of Baldwin;
three aunts, numerous nieces
The funeral service was held
at 11:00 am Wednesday, Decem-
ber 31 in the chapel of Guerry
Funeral Home with Rev. Jim
Cox of the Taylor Church of-
ficiating. Interment followed at
Manntown Cemetery, Glen St.
New Year's Eve service
Faith Bible Church will be
having a watch night service
beginning at 10:00 pm, Wednes-
day, December 31. Everyone is
invited to attend.
School 6:30 pm Wednesday' Dinner,
ship & Praise, Prayer. Healing,
union Holy Communion
~ Glen St. Mary. Florida
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,r'crri j h iilc Iil.-ri BuJJ, r if llir Ho 'r.
Calvary Baptist Church
Sunday School 10:00 am
Preaching Service 11:00 am
Sunday Night Service O0 pm
Wednesday Service 7:00 pm
523 North Boulevard W.
Four blocks north of Hwy. 90 in Macclenny
Pastor Donnie E.. Williams ** 259-45291
270 North US Highway 301
Locally Owned & Operatedl
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Senior ,,/o," Independent Pentecostal Church v1so,'dafe I'a
Daid Thomas Tim Thomas
2594940, Seventh St. & Ohio Ave., Macclenny 2594575
Sunday School 10:00 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Service 7:00 pm
Radio WJXR 92.1 Sunday 9:15 am
Sunday School 10:00 am
Common Ground Sunday 11:00 am
Common Ground Wed. (Teens) 7:00 pm
God Kids Sunday 11:00 am
God Kids Wednesday 7:00 pm t, sR/uo.
Gary C (nimm
Jesus: The Way, The Truth and The Life
Sunday School 10:00 A.M. Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 P.M.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 A.M. Wed. Eve. Worship 7:30 P.M.
Pastor Rev. Shannon Conner
North 6th Street Macclenny 259-3500
23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Services 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting 7:00 pm
Pastor J. C. Lauramore Welcomes All
First Assembly of God
:Nursery provided for
pastor Josnua and Asnley rotts
First Assembly of God is located at 206 North 5th Street
Church Office: 259-6931 / Special Blessings Preschool and
in the Glen
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, January 1, 2009 Page 9
was a commissioner
Mr. Jonah Aubrey McCor-
mick, 79, of Sanderson died
Thursday, December 25, 2008
at Frank Wells Nursing Home
in Macclenny following a long
illness. He was born near Sand-
erson and lived all his life in
Baker County. He was the son
of the late John Ellison McCo-
rick and Avis Alterman McCor-
mick, and was also preceded in
death by son John McCormick;
sisters Annie Ruth Freeman and
Betty June Raulerson; brothers
Charlie McCormick and J.D.
Mr. McCormick worked as
a track foreman with Seabord-
CSX railroad in Jacksonville for
42 years until his retirement, in
1982. He was also an ordained
minister for 35 years and served
four area Primitive Baptist
churches. He was an elder and'
member of the Bethlehem Prim-
itive Baptist Church of Baker
County, a former Baker County
commissioner and a member of
the Brotherhood of Maintenance
of Way Union of Jacksonville.
Survivors include wife Chris-
tine Davis McCormick of Sand-
erson, children Theresia (Willie)
Simmmons, Mary. McCormick,
Hyram (Rhonda) McCormick
and Amanda McCormick, all
of Sanderson, and Jonah "J.E."
McCormick of Belleview; sis-
ters Laverne (Albert) Altman
of Taylor and Muriel Roberts
of Lake City; six grandchildren
and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was held
December 29 at the Macclenny
Primitive Baptist Church with
Elder David Crawford offici-
ating, assisted by Elder Mark
Nunley and Pastor Clayton Mc-
Cormick. Interment followed at
Swift Creek Cemetery, Union
County, FL. Arrangements were
under the direction of Guerry
Edgar LaneJr, 67,
dies December 25
Edgar Raymond Lane Jr., 67,
of Fern Park, FL died Thursday,
December 25,2008 in Vitas Hos-
pice Care Center, Winter Park,
following a long illness. He was
a native of Brooks County, GA
and had resided in Fern Park for
many years. He was. the son of
the late Edgar Raymond Lane
Sr. and Bessie Lee Hayes Lane.
" Survivors include half-broth-
er D.L; Lane of Jacksonville.
Graveside and burial ser-
vices were held December 30,
at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, in
Berlin, GA. Arrangements were
under the direction of Guerry
Funeral Home, Macclenny
Lucille A. Raymond, 87, of
Macclenny died December 26,
2008 at W. Frank Wells Nurs-
ing Home in Macclenny. Lucille
was born in Waukegan, Illinois
to the late Clarence F. Koontz
and Agnes Janakowski Koontz
on December 13, 1921. She was
a resident of Macclenny since
1985 after moving from Lake
Forrest, IL and a member of St.
Mary's Catholic Church in Mac-
clenny. Lucille loved spending
time with her family, Bingo and
cooking. She was predeceased
by her husband of 43 years, Bur-
tram Charles Raymond.
Survivors include children
Marilyn Davis, James (Mary)
Raymond, Robert (Shannon)
Raymond; seven grandchildren
and eight great-grandchildren..
A memorial service was held
Tuesday, December 30 at 10:00
am at V. Todd Ferreira Funeral
Services with Father Jose Mani-
yangat officiating. In lieu of
flowers, please make a contri-
bution in Ms. Raymond's name
to Catholic Charities USA at
P.O. Box 17066 Baltimore, MD
Paulk thank you
I would like to thank every-
one that was there for me and
my family during the loss of my
son Matthew Paulk. It's difficult
indeed to put our thoughts into
words, but we very much appre-
ciate everyone's kind and help-
ful words, deeds and gestures at
a time when these things mean
so much. We thank God for our
family, friends and even the
strangers who have reached out
to our family during this very
CANDY, HEATHER AND TYLER
CHURCH OF CHRIST
573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am
Fellowship 10:30 am 11:00 am
Worship Services -
S \X' d Bib p Srid
S-- F. Kiipmng
1@. *. Sanm F. Kinching
Robots, bats and new
TV series best of 2008
BY BOB GERARD
As we near the end of the year,
here are a few of my favorite and
least favorite of the year's enter-
We'll start with the movies. I
didn't see a lot of them, but have
strong opinions about the ones.
that I did watch. Here are my
Wall-E I loved this Pixar
story about a robotic trash com-
pactor left behind after humans
abandon earth. Wall-E's job is to
try to get a handle on all the trash
left behind by centuries of human
misuse of the planet. Eventually
he meets and falls in love with
Eve, a robot sent back to earth to
look for signs of life. Wall-E bat-
tles to bring humans back to the
planet. It is a surprisingly timely
and moving animated story.
Iron Man I loved this ac-
tion flick starring Robert Downey
Jr. as a loveable dissolute scien-
tist and weapons manufacturer
forced to .invent a specialized
metal armor after he is captured
by terrorists. Jeff Bridges is won-
derful as his slimy partner and
antagonist, and Gwynith Pal-
trow is lovely and vulnerable as
his assistant. Oddly enough, it is
Downey Jr.'s performance that
drives this film, not the special
T The Dark Knight The late
Heath Ledger left a memorable
final performance as the Joker
in the latest and best of the Bat-
man movies. Ledger is creepy
and chaotic and his performance
pushes everyone to a better per-
formance. The film is dark, well
written and acted with aplomb.
Christian Bale is the best Batman
by far and continues to build the
character he mined so success-
fully in Batman Begins.
The most disappointing move
of the year was BurnAfterRead-
ing, the Coen brothers' spy flick
starring Frances McDormand,
Brad Pitt and Johii Malcovich.
What a waste of good perform-
ers! A lousy script and pointless
direction ruined what should
have been a fun flick. Only Pitt
shines as a goofy fitness freak.
As for television I also have
strong feelings about my favor-
Come and magnify the Lord and worship with us
Glen Friendship Tabernacle
Clinton Ave. Glen St. Mary
WJXR Radio Service Sunday .... 8:30 am
Morning Worship Service...... 10:30 am
Children's Church ............ 11:30 am
Evangelistic .................... 6:00 pm
Bible Study (Wed.)............. 7:30 pm
Rev Albert Starling Home: 259-3982 Church: 259-6521
Glen St. Mary
ites. Here are the shows I try not
to miss on a week-to-week ba-
Chuck is my personal favorite
television show in years. Chuck
(Zachary Levi) is a geeky com-
puter repairman at an LA Buy
More electronics store when he
opens an e-mail from a college
friend and is infused with all the
CIA's security information. The
government sends a beautiful
agent (Yvonne Strahovski) and
a stoic killer (Adam .Baldwin)
to protect him. This is, week to
week, the best written, acted and
wonderfully goofy cast on televi-
sion. Joshua Gomez is magnifi-
cent as Chuck's friend, Morgan.
Bones is a close second. Like
Chuck, it is fantastic ensemble
cast led by Emily Deschanel and
David Boreanaz that drives this
show. "Bones" is a forensic sci-
entist working for the FBI and
Boreanaz is the agent who does
the grunt work. The show mixes
humor and action, and the cast
gets better every episode.
My third favorite show of the
year is a tie between NBC's Life
and Burn Notice 'on USA. Life
is an odd detective show with
Britt Damian Lewis and the gor-
geous Sarah Shahi as partners.
Lewis was in framed for. murder
and spent 12 years in prison be-
fore being released. Back on the
force, he searches for the real
killers and mixes zen with in-
stinctive police work.
Bum Notice is an Emmy
nominated cable spy show with
Jeffery Donovan as a spy who
has been "burned" and become
a persona non grata. He tries to
find out who burned him with the
help of his ex-girlfriend, an IRA
assassin (Gabrielle Anwar)4and a
womanizing ex-Navy seal (Bruce
Campbell). This is one terrifical-
ly exciting and funny show that
is way under the radar.
Mt. Zion N.C.
121 North t 259-4461
Pastor Tim Cheshire
Sunday School 9 45 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11.00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6-00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 7 00 pm
Jesus answered, 'Verily, verily I
say unto thee, except a man be
orn of water and 0of the Spint,
he cannot enter inl0 the king-
domn 01 God. John 35
New Year's Greetings
We couldn't have done it
without your support.
Thanks a bunch, folks...
and have a great year!
Moran's Motor and
Wrecker Service, Inc.
59 North Seventh St.
At the close of another _
year, we look back
with fond memories,
on all the good times
we've had serving our
neighbors, and hope .i,,j
that the year ahead is
filled with good '
fortune, good health
and lots of good times
for all of you.
For your generous
support, we are
Property Appraiser / 1,
Tim Sweat & Staff'
, of w
Resting in Peace
Toby G. Frame
Toby was a caring, thought-
ful, simple man, to please him
crush a can. He loved to laugh,
cut a fool and play solitaire, to
take advantage of him you best
not dare. Those who knew him
knew him well, for him being a
good friend came without fail.
He was ornery up to his final
days, for us left behind he is
loved and remembered always.
MISSED BY ALL YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS
NA'u Hope for the Community
15902 LIS Hwy. 90
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Wed. Night Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
I'idell l. Williams -Pastor
36 South 6th Street
Macclenny, FL 32063
B 5arry Brown
Funeral Directors & Cremation Service, Inc.
Harry A. Brown, Funeral Director
This price includes professional services of Funeral Director, removal of remains in Baker County, Medical Examiner's Authorization Fee, cremation tray,
cremation fee, trip to crematory and state required paper work. Body weight over 300 Ibs. requires an extra fee. Extra fee for out of county removals. This
rate applies to Monday-Friday services only. Saturday & Sundays extra charge applies.
DIRECT BURIAL $3,495.00
This price includes professional services of Funeral Director, removal of remains in Baker County standard metal casket, standard vault, trip to cemetery
in Baker County, state required paper work, no viewing no embalming. Opening & closing of grave space included, but must have own grave space or will
need to purchase one in cemetery of your choice in Baker County, Body weight over 275 Ibs. requires a larger size casket, and therefore an extra charge.
Extra charge for out of county removals. This rate applies to Monday-Friday services only. Direct burials require burial Within 24 hrs. of death. All Direct
Burials held over 24 hrs. will require refrigeration or embalming There is an extra charge for refrigeration and/or embalming. Saturday & Sunday services
extra charge applies. Cemetery regulations dictates when the earliest and latest burial will occur,
T COMPLETE FUNERALS $5,995.00
This price includes professional services of funeral director, removal of remains In Baker County, embalming, standard metal casket, state required paper
work, trip to cemetery in Baker County, same day viewing and funeral ceremony at gravesite; standard vault, opening &.closing of grave space, but must
have own grave space or will need to purchase one in cemetery of your choice in Baker County. Extra charge for church or chapel service and of out county
removals. Over 275 lbs. requires larger size casket and therefore an extra fee. This rate applies to Monday-Friday services only. Extra charge for Saturday
& Sunday services. There will be an extra charge for all services starting after 3 pm.
Most Major Credit Cards Accepted. All Up To Date Life Insurance Policies Two Years And Older Are Accepted. A 3% Funding Fee Applies To all Life Insurance Policies Used To
Pay For Services, Checks and tash Welcome. A $30.00 Service Fee Applies To All Checks Returned For Any Reason. Criminal Charges Pending All Uncollected Funds Paid By
Check. All rates quoted above are good until January 31, 2009.
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, January 1, 2009 Page 10
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Jeweli King and Britney Taylor demonstrate mass and velocity.
Students test physical
middle school Scien
BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Science teachers Jennifer
Miller and Linn Richardson un-
dertook a new project for their
8th grade students this year. The
Macclenny. Middle School Sci-
ence Expo was held December
12 and visitors were treated to
demonstrations in a variety of
the physical science subject ar-
eas. Stations were set up under
the headings of chemistry, center
of gravity, sound, light, friction,
erosion and Newton's laws with
some stations featuring multiple
Sixth and seventh grade
classes trooped through the ex-
hibits, documenting information
Students presenting the dem-
onstrations were responsible for
all graphics and equipment in
their individual exhibits. There
was a lot of imagination and
ingenuity displayed as well as
enthusiasm a nd infor ma tin .
"We chose the top 18 projects
for the expo," said Ms. Richard-
son. "Each exhibit must contain
background information, hy-
pothesis, documented data and
results. Part of the whole process
was making sure visitors under-
stood the principles at work."
The team of Seth Clarkson,
Shiloh .Richardson and Christi
Hart tested rolling friction. They
set up miniature race tracks with
one end elevated at a wall and
the opposite end running to sand,
water, a rug or just a smooth sec-
tion of floor. Model cars were
slipped into the tracks and ob-
served as they came to rest. The
W- e publish ,.
$6 with'Picture(4 week deadline)
distance was then measured.
What the project demonstrat-
ed was the resistance between
two objects in contact and that
rougher surfaces display more
friction than smoother ones. .
The team of Dillon Mann,
Cody Crews and Jimiiy Fannan
demonstrated the same principle,
but tested how friction effects
the speed of an object. They set
up an inclined plane and covered
it with different surfaces such as
paper, sandpaper and metal. A
rolling object moved down the
plane at different speeds de-
pending on the amount of drag
caused by the different levels of
Jeweli King and Britney Tay-
lor were busy testing Newton's
three laws of motion in a variety
An index card rested over the
opening of a cup. On the card
was a penny. Thumping the end
of the card caused it to fly off the
cup, yet the penny remained in
the same position, then dropped
into the cup. Why didn't the
thump on the card cause the
penny to move away too?
"The penny has more weight
then the card," explained Ms.
King. The momentum of the
card wasn't transferred to the
heavier penny.- The card flew
Week of Jan. 2 8
*Tuesday, Jan. 6
District-wide: Students return.
BCHS: Boys basketball vs., Santa Fe
(H). Girls basketball at Suwannee,
6:00 pm. Auditions for "Broadway
in Baker", auditorium, 2:00 pm.
Wednesday, Jan. 7
BCHS: Auditions for "Broadway I
Baker", auditorium, 2:00 pm.
Thursday, Jan. 8
BCHS: Boys basketball vs.
Middleburg (H). Girls basketball at
Middleburg, 6:00 pm. Auditions for
"Broadway in Baker" auditorium,
2:00 pm. BCMS: Basketball vs.
Hilliard (H), 5:00/6:15 pm. WES:
Family reading night 4:00 8:00
pm. Good morning show, 8:00 am
Nowt I ln Kil.[ iY L",NI11
I laws at
away but gravity took over and
caused the penny to fall."
The girls also demonstrat-
ed that mass effects a moving
object's speed by rolling balls
made of different materials
down a trough. A plastic ball
didn't move a wood block at the
end of the trough, but the heavier
golf ball, which picked up more
energy during its downward roll,
"The last law is demonstrated
by the wind balloon," said Ms.
Taylor. "When the balloon's air
is released,'it pushes back with
an equal force, which is what
causes it to move forward."
Camp STYLE thanks
Camp STYLE would like to
thank everyone that helped to
make our gift wrapping service
a successful event. The funds
raised go toward our summer
camp program which benefits
local youth in grades 5-8.
Special thanks to Hagan &
Son Trucking, Walmart, every-
one that donated boxes and ev-
eryone that visited us. We look
forward to working with you all
again next year.
January 6 January 9
Cold lunch plate, chef salad or pasta sal-,
ad w/wheat roll or crackers and dessert
(when offered), 1% lowfat white milk,
1/2% lowfat flavored milk, orange juice.
Tuesday, January 6
Breakfast: Breakfast Burrito, peach slices,
Lunch: Pepperoni pizza slice or chunky
chicken noodle soup with a homemade
wheat roll, choice of 2 sides: Seasoned
mixed vegetables, tossed salad, chilled
fruit, orange juice and gelatin with
Wednesday, January 7
Breakfast: Sausage biscuit, fruit juice,
Lunch: Taco salad with a homemade
wheat roll or grilled ham and cheese sand-
wich, choice of 2 sides: golden corn, let-
tuce and tomato blend, chilled fresh fruit,
Thursday, January 8
Breakfast: Cereal with slice of toast, fruit
Lunch: Mexican burrito with salsa or
chicken nuggets with a homemade wheat
roll, choice of 2 sides: green beans with
new potatoes, creamy coleslaw, chilled
fruit, orange juice
Friday, January 9
Breakfast: Toasted cheese sandwich, fruit
Lunch: Grilled chicken patty on a bun or
beef vegetable.soup with a grilled cheese
sandwich, choice of 2 sides: baked french
fires, creamy coleslaw, lettuce and tomato
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 January 16, 2009 at 10:00 am, at Hig-
ginbotham's Towing & Recovery, US 90 West, Glen
St. Mary, FL. 32040.
1995 Ford Van
IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 02-2008-CA-0176
CLEO THOMPSON, '
WARREN BRINKER, deceased, .
JAMES LANE, deceased and
RANDY HAMLIN, not known to be
Dead or alive, et al
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above
styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Baker County,
Florida, I will sell the property situate in Baker Coun-
ty, Florida, described as follows:
A lot beginning at the Southwest corner of
the SW 1/4 of NW '4 of Section 5, Town-
ship 3 South, Range 21 East, thence West
328 feet, thence South 429 feet, thence
East 330 feet, thence N 79o E, 150 feet,
thence South 130 feet, thence S 79o W,
50 feet, thence South 150 feet, to the
North edge of U.S. Highway No. 90 right
of way, thence N 79o E along North edge
of said right of way, 300 feet, thence North
651 feet, thence West 380 feet to Place of
Begning. Comprising 8.5 acres, more or
less. LESS AND EXCEPT lands recorded
in Deed of Conveyance recorded in O.R.
Book 250 page 66 and LESS AND EXCEPT
right of way easements as recorded in O.R.
Book 262, page 321 and re-recorded in
O.R. Book 263, page 93, public records of
Baker County, Florida.
Parcel ID# 05-3S-21-0000-0000-0170
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for
cash, at the front door of the Baker County Court-
house, Macclenny, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on January
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on
this 19 day of December, 2008.
CLERK OF THE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Or-
der Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated December
18, 2008 and entered in Case NO. 02-2008-CA-003
of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial Circuit in
and for BAKER County, Florida wherein DEUTSCHE
BANK TRUST COMPANY AMERICAS AS TRUSTEE,
is the Plaintiff and RACHAEL 0. DADA A/K/A RA-
CHEL 0. DADA; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RA-
CHAEL 0. DADA A/K/A RACHEL 0. DADA N/K/A MI-
CHAEL DADA; CYPRESS POINTE OF MACCLENNY
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; TENANT #1
N/K/A ERVIN CARRAWAY; TENANT #2 N/K/A DEB-
BIE CARRAWAY are the Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at AT THE FRONT
DOOR OF THE BAKER COUNTY COURTHOUSE at
11:00 AM, on the 27th day of January, 2009, the
following described property as set forth in said
LOT 63, CYPRESS POINTE, UNIT 1, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES
90 THROUGH 92, INCLUSIVE, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY,
A/K/A 503 ISLAMORADA DRIVE SOUTH, MAC-
CLENNY, FL 32063
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the'property owner
as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court
on December 19, 2008.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jamie Crews
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 02-2008-CA-000106
INDYMAC BANK F.S.B.,
JAMES FISHER JR A/K/A JAMES R. FISHER JR, et
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated Decem-
ber 18. 2008 and entered in Case No. 02-2008-CA-
000106 of the circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial
T.A. "AL" FRASER -Circuit in and for BAKER County, Florida wherein
CIRCUIT COURT INDYMAC BANK FS.B.,.is the Plaintiff and JAMES
FISHER JR A/K/A JAMES-R. FISHER JR; LISA
By: Jamie Crews FISHER A/K/A LISA A. FISHER; are the Defendants,
Deputy Clerk I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash
at AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE BAKER COUNTY
COURTHOUSE at 11:00 AM, on the 27th day of
January, 2009, the following described property as
set rono in-A oFia Jomet
Call for Request for Proposals for Office
Cleaning for the New River Solid Waste Associa-
tion (NRSWA), located 2.5 miles north of Raiford,
Florida on State Road 121 in Union County, Florida.
RFP #08-09 proposal packages and information can
be picked ip at the New River Regional Landfill lo-
cated at 24276 NE 157th Street, Raiford, FL 32083.
All proposals must be submitted on the Proposal
Form provided. Completed proposals shall be
mailed to the New River Solid Waste Association,
P.O. Box 647, Raiford, Florida 32083-0647 or de-
livered to the NRSWA Administration Office. After
the RFP opening, the proposals will be examined for
completeness and preserved in the custody of the
Executive Director. New River Sdlid Waste Associa-
tion reserves the right to reject any or all proposals
or a portion thereof for any reason. Any proposals
received, after the specified time and date will not
be considered. For additional information contact
NRSWA at 386-431-1000.' The DEADLINE for sub-
mittal in response to this RFP is Monday January
5th, 2009 at 4:00 p.m.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION -
CASE NO. 02-2008-CA-003
DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY AMERICAS
RACHAEL 0. DADA A/K/A RACHEL 0. DADA, et al,
b6NE .nfk IET LARN
Do you know that your child would
do better in school if he or she
could get some help?
Starting a Program at
THE TUTORING CENTER is the answer!
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RENTALS OR SALES
Hard Water? Rusty Water? Smelly Water?
Iron Filters and Conditioners r A
Water Treatment /
Free Water Tests--- .
Well & Pump Supplies
110 South Fifth St.
Excludes furniture & antiques
The St. Johns River Water Management District
has received the applications) for Environmental
Resource Permit(s) from:
Baker County Engineer, 55 N Third Street, Mac-
clenny, FL 32063, application #40-003 119492-1.
The project is located in Baker County, Sections 3
& 10; Township 2 South; Range 21 East. The ERP
application is for construction of a surface water
management system for a 47.51-acre development
known as St. Mary's Shoals Park Main Entrance
The file(s) containing each of the above-listed
applications) are available for inspection Monday
through Friday except for legal holidays, 8:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m. at the St. Johns River Water Manage-
ment District Headquarters or the appropriate ser-
vice center. Written objections to the application
may be made, but should be filed with (received
by) the District Clerk, 4049 Reid St., Palatka, Florida
32177-1429, no later than 14 days from the date
Written objections should identify the objector
by name and address, and fully describe the objec-
tion to the application. Filing a written objection does
not entitle you to a Clhapter 120, Florida Statutes,
Administrative Hearing. Only those persons whose
substantial interests are affected by the application
and who file a petition meeting the requirements of
Sections 120.596 and 120.57, Florida 9atutes, and
Chapter 28-106, Florida Administrative Code, may
obtain an Administrative hearing. All timely filed
written objections will be presented to the Board
for consideration in its deliberations on application
prior to the Board taking action on the application.
Gloria Lewis, Director,
Division of Regulatory Information Manage-
St. Johns River Water Management District
set fortn in said Final Judgment:
PART OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NE 1/4
OF SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH,
RANGE 20 EAST, BAKER COUNTY, FORI-
DA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DE-
SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
FOR A-POINT OF REFERENCE COMMENCE
AT TH,SOUTHEAST CORNER -OF SAID
NORTH 1/2 OF NORTHEAST 1/4, THENCE
RUN SOUTH 88 DEGREES 45 MINUTES 18
SECONDS WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE
OF SAID NORTH 1/2 OF NORTHEAST 1/4,
A DISTANCE OF 272.25 FEET; THENCE
RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 13 MINUTES 25
SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 480 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE
CONTINUE NORTH 00 DEGREES 13 MIN-
UTES 25 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF
160.00 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 88 DE-
GREES 45 MINUTES 18 SECONDS EAST A
DISTANCE OF 272.25 FEET TO THE EAST
LINE OF SAID SECTION 35; THENCE RUN
SOUTH 00 DEGREES 1; MINUTES 25 SEC-
ONDS EAST, ALONG SAID EAST LINE, A
DISTANCE OF 160.00 FEET; THENCE RUN
SOUTH 88 DEGREES 45 MINUTES 18
SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 272.25
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING..
A/K/A 10538 JONNY HARVEY ROAD, SANDER-
SON, FL 32087
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the property Owner
as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim
within sixty (60) days after the sale.
on December 22, 2008.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jamie Crews
A, R&R, INC
10525 DUVAL LANE
MACCLENNY, FL 32063
Phone (904) 259-4774
The following vehicle will be sold at public
auction January 16, 2009 at 8:00 am at A, R&R
INC, 10525 Duval Lane, Macclenny, FL 32063.
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
The Baker County District School Boatd will
hold the following PUBLIC HEARING on Tuesday,
January 20, 2009, in the Taylor Church located at
County Road 250, Taylor, Florida beginning at 6:30
Approval of Revised School Board Policy:
2.120 (Years of Service Defined for Ad-
ministrative and instructional Personnel)
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED AND ENCOURAGED
The documents will be available for preview at
the Baker County School Board Office located at392
South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Florida beginning
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 (8:30 a.m. 3:00
Check it out...
Dr. Nancy E. Davie
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
259-1758 117 S. Fifth St.
Marital Stress Depression Anxiety
Trauma ADHD Eating Disorders
Addiction Behavioral Relationships
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE
4 TT M-
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, January 1, 2009 Page 11
Wildcat guard ices victory
over Cowboys at the line
The Wildcats needed six straight free throws
from Blaine Finley in their opening game of the
Florida First Coast Classic December 29 to stop a
repeat of what happened in Madison County two
Finley's accuracy from the charity stripe
secured a 63-55 win
for the Cats after the
Cowboys had cut the
BCHS. lead to two
with two minutes left
in the game.
Like in the road ..
game in Madison the
Wildcats ran out to an -
easy lead which they ,
padded throughout the -
first half. They led 19- '-LA
9 at the start of the sec-
ond quarter and their. '
defense gave Madison
punched a blocked
shot into the stands
and Josh Wiseman,
who led the way with
25 points, stole a pass
and hit Chris Walton
with a long bounce
pass that electrified
The Cats went
into the intermis-
sion up 39-20.
Then they seemed
to lose their focus.
slowed down con-
siderably and it
was Madison who
had the quicker
.hands. They stole
three straight pass-
es to whittle away
at the lead. The
to be ball watch-
ing for much of
the third quarter.
had a lot of touches in the first half, couldn't seem
to get the ball in his hands. It looked as if the Cats
had taken a page out of a football playbook and
had gone into the prevent defense.
Their offensive output slackened and in the
meantime, the momentum shifted to the Cowboys.
By the end of the third
period the lead was
down to 50-39.
scorer Delano Paige
was hit with a techni-
cal foul and early in
Sthe second half fouled
out of the game, lehav-
ing the Cats with a gap
in their offense.
A three pointer
from the -top of the key
put the game inside 10
points at 50-43 ahd the
Cats looked worried
while Madison looked
But with the game
on the line, Wiseman
got the ball more and
more. He nailed two
baskets with under
two minutes to go
which proved to be the
turning point in
Two weeks ago
in Madison the
Cats couldn't buy
a free throw and
lost by one point.
'This time, with
the seconds roll-
ing away, Coach
Shad the Cats get
t the ball to argu-
- ably their best free
his first free
throws after .he
was fouled' on
an inbound pass.
When he nearly had his jersey
ripped off on a blatant foul, he
went to the stripe and calmly hit
two more. He got another pair
when the Madison coach was hit
for a technical foul.
With 20, seconds left on the
clock the Madison players stood
back in protest and Walton drib-
bled from the top of the key until
the time ran out.
Wiseman had 25 points, nine
of which came from beyond the
arc, to lead the Cats. Walton
Clockwise from above: Delano Paige rises for an uncontested layup during
Monday's win against Madison County. Marcelle Gayden looks to pass in
mid-air anal Blaine Finley handles the ball against the Cowboy defense.
A look back at Wildcats '08
This has been an interesting
year in sports on the local level.
From tragedy to triumph, we've
witnessed it all from the Wild-
cats. Here are my three top sto-
V The top story has to be the
terrible injury to football player
Milton Oshay Johnson during
football practice before the start
of the season. Johnson made a
routine hit and was left paralyzed
and fighting for his life. Coaches
spent 20 minutes administering
CPR until the ambulance ar-
The team, the community and
the area have rallied around the
young player, who has made dra-
matic strides in his recovery. The
team wore his number on the
side of their helmets and carried
his picture onto the field at the
beginning of games. His brav-
ery has been an inspiration and
pushed the Cats to excel on the
In a scenario where the Wild-
cats could have been devastated
and unable to perform, they used
Johnson's fight to propel them to
the playoffs. Johnson's recovery
will continue for a long time but
his story has touched the hearts
of anyone who has heard it.
V In a year where Johnson's
injury has overshadowed most
of the other sports stories, the
Wildcat weight lifting team won
the state championship. Mel Lee,
now playing college football in
Kansas, won the individual state
title. The weightlifting team was
honored at the Cat Growl before
the homecoming game with state
V The Wildcat football team
had to battle back from adversity
to have an outstanding season.
The Cats lost only one regular
season game on the way to their
second straight playoff appear-
ance and a 9-2 record.
The Wildcats 'relied on a
swarming defense and a punish-
ing running game led by Greg
Williams to cut a swath through
the opposition. Thousand-yard
rusher Williams was joined by
Rueben Jackson, Harold Moore
and Hank Farmer for one of the ,
best running attacks in the area.
Their only regular season loss
was to the Jackson Tigers, setting
up their second straight playoff
meeting with the St. Augustine
Yellow Jackets. The Yellow
Jackets proved too much for the
Cats, but it was an exciting sea-
son made even more memorable
by what they had to overcome to
.r Start the season
off with instruction frofh
" Coach Staples and
+i r d^ U nt Cof
8 Sessions beginning January 6th
from 430 6:00
Se l ates are
1/6, 1/7, l|3, 1 /14, /15, 1/16
All 8 Sessions for. ust $75
, ,,, ,, o. .
for details and rEse.tii. for this session
Previous campers receive a $25 discount.
David P. Dearing
former Baker County Prosecutor
SERIOUS INJURIES CAUSED BY
NEGLIGENCE OF ANOTHER
Jacksonville (904) 399-8989 Macclenny 259-1352
Toll Free (888) 211-9451
All initial consultations are absolutely free.
The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon
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Mastiff-Catahoula mix dog, one blue/ Two lots in Copper Creek, Unit Ill. Call Small apartment with water and elec- 4 BR, 2 BA mobile home $850/month
brown eye, short light brown fur with 813-1580. 12/11tfc tricity included $450/month plus $200 plus deposit. 813-3091. 1/1p
lighter spots. Gone since December 16. Land for sale, ten acres four miles west deposit. 259-6815. 1/1p Houses for rent, 2 and 3 bedroom.
904-894-3509, Sus. 1/1p of Glen StMaryhigh and dry $74900. Country charm, city comforts. Giant Georgia Bend, $500 and $600, furnished
Classified ads and notices must be
paid in advance, and be in our office
no later than 4:00 pm the Monday
preceding publication, unless other-
wise arranged in advance. Ads can
be mailed provided they are accom-
Spanied 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.
Remington 22 caliber, model 597,
Dale Earnhardt edition, never bean fired,
$300. 259-9588. 1/1p
36" Majestic wood burning fireplace,
brand new $500, chimney pipe in-
cluded. Brand new construction permit
boxes, $20 each. 259-5877. 12/4tfc
2003 Dutchmen 5th Wheel 35', three
sides with new waning, heat and A/C,
lots of room, very nice unit, $17,500
OBO. 259-3763. 1/1p
Gun cabinett. holds eight guns, big
bottom storage space, well built $350.
Smith and Wesson 10 mm model 1076
nicc gun, $650. Ruger P95 9 mm with
camo holster, two clips, VGC $400.
Marlin model 88355 22 mag. stainless
with scope, $250. Stevens bolt action
30-30 model 325A, $300. 259-3763.
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
canvases, drawing pads and much
more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
Street, 259-3737. tfc
1988 Camaro, six cylinder, needs work
$250. 1991 Silverado, good work truck
$800. 912-843-2093 or 904-477-5561.
2005 Trailblazer, wife lost job, need to
sell, pay-off $16,000. 289-9635 or 382-
1989 4x4 Jeep Wrangler, good running
condition but needs new clutch, 71,752
miles, $1750. Cell 386-590-0505.
Do you have a junk car or truck to sell
or haul off. Call 259-7968. 1/10tfc
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.
Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $50 boarding fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc
Paint horses, pigs and Carolina fight-
ing game cock chickens, very reason-
able. Also, free dogs. 912-843-2093.
Horses, matching pair of wagon trained
mares $600 or better offer for both. Will
trade for livestock or children's horse.
259-9245 or 607-0559. 12/25-1/1 p
Registered Blue Pitbull puppies,
P.O.P. all shots and wormed $400. 259-
1336 or 386-546-6058. 1/1-1/8p
Pigs for sale 259-7071. 1/1 p
American Bulldog, female, white with
brown and black freckles on ears and
belly. Was last wearing black harness.
"Ava" is deaf. Owner is in military. Call
Aaron Davis 904-463-1816, 259-9114,
397-0038 or B.C.S.O. 259-2231 refer to
case #08-2995. 1/1p
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
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@
Charlton VNS has an opening for a full-
time registered nurse for the Chariton
County area. Great benefit package. Call
Amanda Anderson to set up an inter-
view 1-800-446-9116. 12/6tfc
Stone Transport 253 E. Florida Avenue,
Macclenny, Fl. Class A drivers with X
endorsement for full or part time work.
Clean driving record a must. Apply in
person or call 259-2314. 12/4tfc
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
freer telephone number for the impaired is
4 BR, 2 BA house in Macclenny II, on
one acre. 509-8345. 1/1-1/8p
BRING YOUR HORSES! MLS#459119
Beautiful 4BR/3.5BA cedar home on 9.3 acres.
Four car garage, 3 fenced grazing areas and
pool with spa & much more! $474,500
MOTIVATED SELLER! MLS#453352 Will
consider any and all offers regardless of
the amount. Very motivated seller. 2.29
acres, zoned commercial. Located V4 mile off
Interstate 10. $350,000
NEW CONSTRUCTION MLS#459993
This 3BR/2BA charmer sits on a good size
lot w/mature oak trees lining the property.
ALL BRICK BEAUTY MLS#445781 Lovely
home on 11.72 acres with in- ground pool,
upgrades galore and more! $374,900
THE TIME IS NOW! MLS#453883 Excellent
location. 4BR 2BA 1978 SF fenced rear, huge
master closet! Neutral colors A must see
GREAT STARTER! MLS#461526 Move in
ready 3BR 2BA home with bonus /office
on almost V2 acre. All appliances included.
PRICED TO SELL! MLS#445803 This 4/BR/
3BA home has 2434 SF 42'cabinets, huge eat-
in kitchen. Separate living rm, dining rm and
so much more! $239,000
SPACIOUS HOME MLS# 443952 4BR/2BA
with pool. Concrete block home with brick
front. Offers over 1600 SF. Call for an appt.
VACANT LAND! MLS#417797 Only 3000/
acre! Investors & developers must see! Fastest
growing counties in FL!
triplewide mobile home, 3 BR, 2 BA,
rock fireplace, five acres, $850/month
plus security, call Mike 465-3841.
3 BR, 2 BA doublewide on 2 acres
$675/month, first month's rent and
$750 deposit. 904-334-9737.
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home like new, $700/
month, first month plus $500 deposit.
Glen area, service animals only. 259-
Fire your landlord, build new. Your
payments could be lower than rent.
Call 1-800-879-3132. License #FLCRC-
3 BR, 2 BA house two miles inside
Georgia, $700/month 386-972-6914.
2 BR, 1 BA apartment large living room,
kitchen with bar, laundry room, very
nice, $650/month. 259-4690. 1/1 p
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.
3 BR, 2 BA doublewide on acre
fenced in yard, $225 weekly, no deposit.
910-5434, Nextel beep 160*132311*2.
3 BR 2 BA mobile home, garbage pick-
up, water & lawn maintenance provided,
$450-$585. 912-843-8118. 9/18tfc
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home, large lot,
$450/month, $450 deposit. 904-545-
Mobile homes. 2 and 3 BR, A/C, service
animals only, $500-$575 plus deposit.
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home, central H/A,
no pets, $565/month, first, last plus
$300 deposit. Includes water, lawn ser-
vice and trash. 259-7335. 6/12tfc
3 BR, 2 BA double wide $675/month,
first, last and deposit. 3 BR, 2 BA single
wide $575/month, first, last-and depos-
it. 259-9022. 11/20tfc
Owner financing in Baker County land-
houses-mobile homes. EZ qualify. 904-
Short sale, 3 BR, 2 BA with one car
garage and front porch on .29 acre
Macclenny lot. 423 Mclver Street. Bank
will consider any offer. www.myspace.
com/423mciver or' 904-219-0480 for
Designed for compact living, if you
want an open compact home, we can
build it on your lot. Call 1-800-879-3132.
License #FLCRC-057112. 4/1 Otfc
Lot 23, Deerwood. Owner finance.
3 BR, 21/2 BA brick home 2300 SF, heat-
ed, with all electric appliances on large
lot in Copper Creek $255,900. Please
call 626-8428. 9/25tfc
MacGlen Builders, Inc. Brick homes in
Macclenny from $145,000-$210,000.
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
oj 219-2842 evening. 7/24tfc
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. 4/10 Otfc
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
3 acres, high & dry, fish pond, homes
or mobile homes, set-up included,
owner financing or cash discount. 912-
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-
3 BR, 11/ BA brick home approximately
1500 SF, large workshop, A/C unit 1
years old, roof two years old, $129,900.
904-866-5981 or 259-5437.12/18-1/8p
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, two miles
inside Georgia $500/month. 386-972-
6914. Available first of the year.
ADORABLE HOME MLS# 446054 Over 2100 SF with
3BR/2 BA Has volume ceilings, upgraded lighting,
upgraded bathrooms. Fireplace. Priced to sell!
BRICK BEAUTY! MLS# 431773 Lovely 3BR/2BA 3016
SF offers marble fireplace, eat in kitchen, butlers pantry
& inground pool.
BRING EVERYONE! MLS#423992 Bring family, pets
and all the neighbors! This property will take care of all.
Bring all offers! $675,000
ADORABLE! MLS# 406637 Cute 3BR/2.5BA offers
1696SF wood floors throughout, 1 acre lot with mature
oaks. This is a must see!
PERFECT LAND! MLS# 408378 45.63 Acres! Great
for horses & agriculture. CR121. Has older home & 2
rentals. Close to St. Mary's River. $699,000
CUTE HOME! MLS#452998 3BR 1BA stucco home on
approx. half acre lot. In the city of Macclenny. Must see!
GREAT STARTER HOME! MLS# 446670 3BR 2BA 1300
SF with nice fir plan w/split BR, almost new appliances
and much more! $163,500
PRIME COMMERCIAL GROWTH LOCATION! MLS#
448655 36.27 acres of wooded land ready to develop.
Owner will sell as two parcels, but prefers to sell
and unfurnished. 912-843-2093 or 904-
2 BR, 2 BA home on one acre in a quiet
neighborhood in Macclenny, service ani-
mals only, no smoking. First month and
deposit required $725/month. Call 259-
1982 2 BR, 2 BA,-95% restored, 2500
0BO. 904-537-5769. 1/1-1/8p
1997 Fleetwood doublewide mobile
home $6500, you move. 259-4473 or
Brand new 2009 Fleetwood 32 x 80
$69,900, delivered, set-up, skirting and
steps installed 259-8028. 12/11-1/8c
2009 Scotbilt 28x72, $79,900 2x6 exte-
rior walls, tape and textured throughout,
deliver, set-up, A/C, skirting and steps
installed. 259-8028. 12/11-1/8c
Must sell, brand new 2008 28x56
Fleetwood $35,900 call 259-8028.
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
intersection with plenty of parking space,
call 259-2417. 10/16tfc
Deadline Monday at 5:00
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1395 Chaffee Road
SPACIOUS HOME MLS#440306 Boasts over 2000 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
JAX RANCH CLUB MLS# 452129 Get away from city
by owning this spectacular vacant lot of 2.53 acres.
Come canoe and ride horses. $100,000
BEAUTIFUL MLS#440266 3/2 Custom brick home on
almost 2 acres. 2,332 SF. Enough rm in master for office
or sitting area. Lots of extras! $274,900
RESTFUL HOME!- MLS#448725 Enjoyable atmosphere
only minutes from Interstate & town. Over 2,200SF.
Many upgrades throughout. Don't miss seeing this one.
Call today! $194,900
HIGH & DRY! MLS# 428488 5.63 acres for you to build
your dream home! Surrounded by gorgeous homes.
Large pole barn. Homes only.
RIVERFRONT! MLS# 448594 Gorgeous riverfront
property has it all! Sits on 37 acres & offers great views
from every angle!. Custom hm w/ granite counters,
hardwood firs & more! $1,350,000
ALL BRICK BEAUTY! MLS# 441380 Just under 4 years
new, this 4 BR/2 BA home in Settlers Ridge offers a huge
estate lot, 3 car side entry garage, formal LR & DR, eat in
kitchen and more! $294,900
GREAT LAND! MLS# 448623 Eighty acres ready to be
developed and built on. Owner will divide into smaller
parcels from 2.5 acres and up. Price will vary according
to size of tract. $880,000
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Farmer garners MVP honors
Divas in red hats spread cheer at Wells'Nursing home
The Red Hat Divas, the local chapter of the Red Hat Society organized by members of the First Baptist Church of Macclenny,
spread some holiday cheer by singing Christmas songs for the residents of Wells Nursing Home Dec. 14. The brightly festooned
group then headed to Glen St. Mary for lunch. Charlotte Fraser, who helps run Fraser's Corner Cafe, made sure the divas were.
well pampered. "We loved having these elegant ladies here. They really dressed the place up," said Ms. Fraser. Front Row: Edna
Pitts, Mabel Brazil, Mary Finley and Billie Oliver. Backrow: Linda Rosenblatt, Edna Brown, Linda Grden, Ms. Fraser, Earnestine
Hicks and JoAnna Hadaway. PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
BCHS football star Hank
Farmer was mighty proud
about his selection to play
in the FACA All-Star game
December 22 in Sebring,
but he had no idea what
kind of the impact he would
have on the game. Farmer
turned out to be the game's
star player, notching a pair
of touchdown catches and
going double digits in tack-
les on the other side of the
For his heroics, Farmer
was named Most Valuable
Player. He is the first Wild-
cat since Donald Broomfield
in 1992 to play in the game
and the first BCHS player to
grab an MVP honor. Farm-
er's North All-Stars won the
BCHS Coach Bobby
Johns was not surprised that
defense against Ryan
PHOTO BY A
Farmer did so well. "He
played linebacker for us and
had 10 tackles," said Johns.
"He also had long touch-
down catches of 65 and 40
yards." Johns was the of-
fensive coordinator for the
North All-Stars, so Farmer
was comfortable with the
Farmer is hoping to
play college ball and at this
point is considering Ohio,
Charleston Southern and
Bethune Cookman. Coach
Johns hopes that his perfor-
mance in the All-Star game
will interest other schools.
"There are some other
schools who are on the bub-
ble," said Johns. "We've
sent them videos of him and
we're hoping that with him
playing so well it will push
him over the line."
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