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.The Macclenny City Com-
mission approved spending
$3000 to partially fund a lobby-
ist for the Baker County Legis-
- of By
now of- Joel
- and Press Staff
the Little League for two new
batting cages during its meeting
The county had already con-
tracted with Tallahassee lob-
byist Chris Doolin to represent
its interests at the state level
through June for $15,000.
Then late last month county
officials, city representatives
and others from the school
board and the Town of Glen St.
Mary met with Mr. Doolin to
discuss establishing a coalition
to promote community-wide
concerns like not privatizing
Northeast Florida State Hos-
pital and protecting revenue
streams from the state.
During the January 27 gath-
ering, County Commissioner
Mike Griffis suggested that co-
alition partners could also help
fund Mr. Doolin's fee.
"We're not saying he can do
all wonders ... but we'll know
we got.someone with a contin-
ual daily watch over this issue,"
City Manager Gerald Dopson
said about recent efforts to
privatize the state mental hos-
"This is not going to go
away," he said.
City Commissioner Phil
Rhoden, a NEFSH employee,
pointed out that while keeping
the hospital a public facility is
important, other issues could be
lobbied in the future, too.
"Anything that's good for the
community can be brought to
the coalition," he said.
Board member Vernon Ben-
nett said the $3000 was "pretty
cheap to get another set of eyes"
in Tallahassee. "Even if they
were just looking out for this
one thing, (the hospital), it'd be
worth it to me," he said.
The city commission also
signed off on the coalition's
agenda. which includes secur-
ing and enhancing funding for
infrastructure projects needed
in Baker County and opposing
additional budget cuts to the
In another unanimous deci-
sion, the board funded two bat-
ting cages one 70 feet long
and another 55 feet long at
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Trio o arrests for robberies, beating
Three suspects are in cus-
tody early this week, charged
with multiple felonies for al-
legedly mugging two.persons
and stealing at least $1400 in
separate incidents the evening
of February 7.
Travis Miller, 26, and Allen
Crews, 25, both of Macclenny,
along with Logan Dupree, 22,
of Glen St. Mary were booked
for strong-arm robbery of Shir-
ley Duran, 42, of Macclenny
outside the.Food Lion store on
"South 6th, and the beating and
robbery of Robert Crawmer,
50, of Glen outside Randy's
Deputy Sgt. Greg Burnsed
said he found a damaged gold
Chevrolet Impala outside the
residence of Mr. Miller off
Thomas Circle following the
theft of a purse and $400 from
One suspect two months out
Ms. Duran about 8:25 pm.
He noted that inside the ve-
hicle were a credit card with
the victim's name, and an or-
ange hooded sweatshirt match-
ing one worn by the victim's
Sgt. Burnsed said the ve-
hicle and suspect descriptions
closely resembled those given
by Mr. Crawmer and a witness
outside the bar on east US 90 in
Macclenny. All three suspects
admitted to being there about
that time, but denied invblve-
ment in the robbery or beating.
Ms. Duran told Deputy
Randy Davis she was standing
outside Food Lion waiting for a
ride when approached from be-
hind by a white male wearing
long blue shorts and the sweat-
shirt. He yanked the purse
from her grip, then 'jumped,
into a light-colored Chevro-
let that sped off eastbound on
Inside the wallet were iden-
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Unemployment More job seekers than availablejobs
December 200 December 2008
o1 7. Brightspot: 10-pluspublicpositionscomingopen
County i -u s 7.3%... . .' .. .". .
BY JOEL ADDINGTON
With the private sector shed-
ding jobs to stay afloat, government
agencies are about the only employ-,
ers. still in need of new workers, es-
pecially in Baker County.
The sheriff's office requires 60
more correctional officers to staff
the new jail annex, plus another 21
civilian positions in departments
like record keeping and human re-
Northeast Florida State Hospital
(NEFSH) needs to fill almost two
dozen nursing spots and 16 other va-
cancies in direct-care jobs like secu-
rity and patient services.
"They're all hands-on positions,"
said NEFSH administrator Joe In-
He added that while there's a
good pdol of applicants for the di-
rect care openings, there's a short-,
age of qualified nurses to fill the 22
Danny Thomas, project manager
for the sheriff's new facility, said
even though the hiring process hasn't
officially begun, many applications
have been submitted in anticipation
of the facility's June opening.
But for the roughly 730 unem-
ployed workers in Baker County,
public sector jobs are basically the
only option right now, said Work-
source spokeswoman Candace
Worksource is a federally-funded
job placement and training program
with offices across the region, in-
cluding one in Macclenny on South
According to unemployment
figures released last month, Baker
County's jobless rate increased more
than three percent from December
2007 to December 2008.
"It's been that way everywhere,"
Ms. Moody said. "But Baker Coun-
ty is doing okay compared to other
areas in the region."
Baker County is tied with Nas-
sau County for the third highest
unemployment rate in the region at
7.3 percent. Putnam County leads
the way at 9.4 percent and St. Johns
County shows the least number of
unemployed at 6.6 percent as of De-
In turn, Worksource has seen a
comparable increase in applicant
registrations. There were 435 job
seekers registered in Baker County
from July to September 2008 and
650 from October through Decem-
"That's about a 50 percent in-
crease," Ms. Moody said.
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Meanwhile, there were only,
35 positions in Baker County
posted to the Worksource job
bank as of last week.
"That's probably the aver-
age over the last few weeks,"
said Ms. Moody, adding that
job posts from private industries
like manufacturing and trans-
portation are."way down" across
the region. ,
"People are still hiring, but
they're not creating new jobs,"
City kicks in $3000 for a
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Jerry Carter of the Baker
Cotinty Little League said the
cages would mainly serve the
roughly 400 boys playing on 34
In all, the league has about
650 players, both boys and girls,
in three divisions: major, minor
The 70-foot cage will be
placed behind the T-ball field
while the 50-foot cage will go
near the minor league field.
Mr. Dopson said the money
will come from city impact fees.,
"We need to keep them inter-
ested in baseball," said Mr. Ben-
" nett of area youth. '' *
The league already has two
batting cages and hopes to se-
cure funds for two more from the
Baker County Commission.
In other business, the board:
Accepted $7500 from the
Florida Department of Trans-
portation for closing the College
Street railroad crossing. The rail-
road will pay another $7500 for
the same purpose. Mr. Dopson
said the cash would be used to-
ward fencing a newly leased rail-
road right-of-way that officials
want to use for more parking
dowfitown. -- .
Allowed city staff to pay
monthly bills before the board
reviews and approves them. Mr.
Dopson said city vendors were
complaining about waiting more
than 30 days to get paid.
"They're starting to fuss," he
said. "Money's getting a little .
The board will still get a re-,
port of bills at its monthly meet-
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Glen structure heavily damaged infire..
County Fire Chief Richard Dolan took afire axe to the slatted attic vent at a wood
frame house off Confederate Dr. north of Glen St. Mary the afternoon of February 4.
The structure owned by Stephen Bailey sustained severe heavy damage to the attic
area and smoke and fire damage to the lower floor in the fire that likely crept up a
south wall after ignited by burning grass. Units from Glen St. Mary, 7Twin Bridges,
southeast Macclenny and the City of Macclenny responded after a neighbor saw
flames crawling up the south wall. A state fire marshall was' unable to determine how
the grass fire started. The owner left the residence about 12:30 pm.
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, February 12, 2009 Page 3
Infusion of public jobs should
lessen the unemployment blues
Here's the question: How will,
Baker County fare in the eco-
A page one article in this
edition by Joel Addington talks
about nursing and direct care
jobs opening up at Northeast
Florida State Hospital, and about
80 new positions needed at the
greatly enlarged county jail this
According to state figures
from last month, the jobless rate
in Baker (and Nassau) counties
is 7.3 percent the third high-
est in the region. That translates
into about 730 people unem-
ployed, though it's a tricky num-
ber to throw out there. In truth,
there's probably a lot more than
that if one includes employable
people who for one reason or an-
other are not in the job market.
They likely wouldn't be working
even in a roaring economy.
But for'those skilled and un-.
skilled people of working age
who can't get a job, or who have
recently lost a job due to the sag-
ging economy, there's little pros-
pect of much opening up here
(or in the prime labor market of
Jacksonville) in the private sec-
We're lucky to have the state
hospital and new jail coming on
line. They are service jobs and
not manufacturing jobs, but se-
cure ones. Though the county's
school system is bracing for a
cut in funds, no one believes it
will translate into anywhere near
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pull them off the air. spawn
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but just because a a spo
what the private sector has seen
the past year.
Likewise in the corrections
field (I despair using the word
"corrections" when referring to
prisons). There doesn't seem to
be any drop in the number of
beds needed to house our felons,
so the hundreds employed in the
"New River" counties of Baker,
Bradford and Union shouldn't
fear layoffs or cutbacks.
The county's largest private
employer, the Walmart Distribu-
tion Center, should hold its own
feeding retail stores in Florida,
Georgia and South Carolina.
Overall, Walmart stores are do-
ing relatively well in the down
economy because consumers
have to watch personal spending
Last week, the county com-
mission pledged, at least for
now, to shore up a budget short-
fall in the clerk of courts office
where real estate-related rev-
enues have slowed to a trickle.
Deputy clerks, with decreasing
work loads, may have to be tem-
porarily furloughed similar to
what many companies are doing
to avoid having to lay off work-
Baker County's not large
enough to benefit in any imme-
diate way from the stimulus and
bailout packages wending their
way through Congress. I have
serious doubts government can
solve our economic woes with
"band-aid" spending schemes
dreamed up by lawmakers
who've never spent a productive
day in private business, but I'll
save that for another column.
Much of economic prognos-
tication is, well, guesswork. So
here's my guess.
Baker County will be buffeted
from outside forces (like the fact
that half of us work outside the
county and most of those jobs
are in private sectors), but won't
be as hard-hit as other areas of
Florida and south Georgia.
We don't have a tourist-de-
pendent economy, and our em-
ployment eggs are in diversified
baskets, both private and public.
Our goal should be to continue
attracting private jobs, though
we've lost many of those tem-
porarily at locations like Han-
son Roof Tile, Sanderson Pipe
and Insteel. When the economy
comes back, we're still attrac-
tive to industrial prospects for a
number of reasons.
The fact that public jobs are
opening.up in the first quarter
of this year will soften the blow
somewhat as jobs continue to be
lost elsewhere. But, at least for
now, it's a fortunate position to
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Or if you don't like
the name Gary, there's
an almost identical
commercial for Ask
Who are these irri-
tating guys with their
cadre of equally irritat-
ing spokespeople? And
why do they know so
I've come up with
a scenario about Gary
and Dave. I think they
are feuding brothers.
older brother who came
up with this concept of-
referring people to law-
yers who give him a cut
of the business. Gary
found ordinary look-
ing people like Roz to
act as "spokespersons"
and made some com-
His younger broth-
er Dave steamed and
fumed every time he
watched one of Gary's
commercials. So he
met with some lawyers
and found friends of his
who didn't like Gary
or his "spokespersons"
and put together his
own television com-
In a perfect world or
a Will Ferrell movie,
even as you read this, in
a back alley of an indus-
trial section of Orlando,
Gary and his spokesper-
sons and Dave and his
spokespersons are cir-
cling each other getting
ready for a rumble.
Okay, so it's not a,
perfect world or a Will
Ferrell movie. I wish:
it was because I would
like to be finished with
either or both of those
I guess people call
those toll free numbers.
I just wonder what kind
of ambulance chas-
ers they wind up with.
I should start my own
company. In these
tough economic times,
start-up companies are
a little risky, but I know
plenty of characters
who could be "spokes-
persons" for 1-800-
Though I couldn't
really refer- them to
lawyers and doctors, I
could answer pertinent
questions. I don't know
if I could answer them
correctly, but I'd do just
as good a job as those
lawyers at the other
referral services. Here's
. Spokesperson: -Hey
Bob, I gotta 1989 blue'
Buick Century for sale.
How much should I ask'
Bob: Well, that
depends. Does it run
and have a tag and
insurance? Or is it a
piece of lawn art? If it
runs a little and doesn't
drop more oil than the
Exxon Valdez, you
could probably get
$500 for it. If it doesn't
and you. paint flowers
on it and spray paint
the tires pink you could
probably get more.
I lost thousands of
my own money in the
recession, millions of
my clients' money and
lost my job as a finan-
cial planner and have
no prospects. Where
do I go from here?
signed, Lenny from
Bob: Lenny. .I'm
thinking of starting a
new financial refer-
ral service. You sound
like just the guy. How
does 1-800- Ask-Lenny
sound to you?
Thanks for normal name
My sister once had a friend named Tiajuana.
My cousin went to school with a girl whose name
was Australia. My own cousin was given the name
Jehu, which is the name of someone in the Bible.
As soon as he was old enough
to assert any independence and
authority over his own life he
cast that name aside, prefer- .E
ring to answer to his other given
name, Raymond.. He was get-
ting ready to enter the military P o
and figured such a name would KELLEY L
bring him undesired attention
and teasing from his fellow sol-
Names once common such as Blanche, Ethel,
Gertrude, Edgar and Percy, have all but disap-
peared. I have met people with these names, but
they were my parents age. I haven't run across any-
one in the current generation who has bestowed
such titles on their children. I can't even remember
the last time I heard of anyone naming their daugh-
ter once-common names such as Janet or Susan.
I do like the old fashioned names of my grand-
mothers' generation. My own great aunts were
Genevieve, Latishia and Amanda. One uncle went
by Emmett. My grandfather was Oren and my great
grandmothers, Adelaide and Cortine.
Growing up, I was the only Kelley around and it
stayed that way until about twenty years ago. Now
it's pretty common and also spelled about a dozen
different ways. My spelling is less common, which
still preserves some measure of individuality.
Popular names tend to be cyclical and influ-
enced by social trends, much like anything else.
I'm sure the handles that some people are saddling
their children with today will be the stuff of ques-
tion tomorrow, if not already. I've known people
who disliked their given names so much that they
legally had them changed.
Movie,stars are notorious, for coming up with
some real doozies.
When actress Gwyneth Paltrow revealed that
she had given her first born the same name as a.
popular fruit, it garnered more than a few snick-
"Apple?" said my
niece. "She's going to V
call her child Apple? Teeth whi
For Pete's sake, what's
she going to call the 15-20 minutes
next one, Grapefruit?" No sensitivity c
The late musician FDA AP
Frank Zappa stuck A APF
his four children with 4
some whoppers too: 0
Dweezil, Moon Unit Call for an app
and unbelievably, Ah- 838
met Emuukha Rodan 83
and Diva Thin Muffin
There are also legiti-
mate names I wouldn't
stick on anyone, like
the name Drucilla.
Have you ever met any- '
one named Drucilla? I
haven't. I asked around
and no one I talked to I
knew of anyone who .
had ever had that name
either. It sounds more I i
like the identity of an
evil step-sister in a fairy 357
tale than the name of a
real person. Submission Deadlines
Had I children of All news and advertising mus
my own, I might have Ihe newspaper office prior to
my own, a tha Monday prior to publication,
given them names that noted or arranged. Material r
were a little unique, time will not be guaranteed
but nothing that would is requested that all news it
have caused them any emailed to insure accuracy in r
great anxiety. For in- Social Notice Deadlines
stance, I once met a Birth announcements, wedd
girl named Gladden. It social events must be submr
weeks ol the event.
was her mother's maiden name. and as a first name,
it fit this lovely young women very well. Gladden is
one name I would have considered for a daughter.
I also knew a girl who had been named George
by her parents. George is not a
name I would ever consider for
A C K a daughter, although, oddly, it
fit this girl.
The strangest name I have
come across belonged to a
C.H young woman who waited on
LNNIGAN me in a Wendy's restaurant. I
stared and stared at her name
tag, trying to comprehend what
I was reading. Finally, I simply
"Would you say your name for me?" I asked, as
sweetly as I could, not wanting to make her un-
comfortable. She smiled.
"Taga-lia-ferry," I said slowly.
Again, she smiled. I think she was used
to people not knowing exactly what to make
of her unusual name. I'm sure, other peo-
ple had thought to themselves, as I -did:
What were this girl's parents thinking?
Perhaps, in this time of burgeoning popula-
tion, people are striving for something that will be
unique and individual. I don't know.
There were things my parents did that drove
me nuts as a teenager, just like anyone else. Some
I could for-
give. But I
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, February 12, 2009 Page 4
Code board revises notification rules
The Baker County Code Enforcement
* Board took a half hour the evening of
February 9 to decide it had to postpone
hearing the only case on its agenda this
The code board, which had not met
since October due to the dearth of viola-
tion cases and the illness of its enforce-
ment officer Phil Thomas, decided on
advice from its attorney that Michael and
Amy Rayburn had not been properly noti-
fied of the meeting.
The Rayburns, whose property off CR
23B is across from Macclenny Elementa-
ry, were cited for a number of violations of
the county's property use code: junk and
refuse, a travel trailer, accessory structure
and a dilapidated fence.
CEB attorney John Broling advised
that a certified letter and posted property
notice on November 13 constituted proper
man shot b
BY JOEL ADDINGTON
An unarmed Jacksonville
burglary suspect shot by Mac-
clenny resident and Jacksonville
Sheriff's Office deputy Ryan
Fraser last year could be charged
following a fresh review of the
case by State Attorney Angela
The charges against Jerrick
Hall, 20, were dropped last
month after prosecutors learned
that the renter of the Owen Ave-
nue home on Jacksonville's west
side -- who was incarcerated
at the time of the burglary call
- said he knew the people in
the home and didn't mind them
The owner of the house lives
nearby and called police when
he noticed unknown people in-
side the residence.
On February 10, Ms. Co-
notice of the violations. However, the Ray-
burns were not notified via certified letter
that the case would be heard at the Febru-
ary regular meeting.
"In order for it to be considered an of-
ficial notice, it has to be certified even if it
is returned," said Mr. Broling.
The code board previously reduced the
number of written notices from three to
two to save the cost of postage, and hence-
forth will send a single certified letter to
defendants informing them of the viola-
tion, the amount of time (normally 30
days) they have to rectify it, and the date
of a hearing if they do not.
That condensed version, according to
Mr. Broling, satisfies the state's require-
ment of proper notice.
According to the county's building of-
ficial Robert Hathcox, filling in for Mr.
Thomas, the Rayburns may have moved
from the area. He indicated later there is
some urgency to clean up the property be-
cause it is an unsightly presence directly
in front of the school.
In other business, Mr. Hathcox report-
ed that a partially completed single family
home off Smooth Bore Dr. north of Glen
St. Mary was razed.
The home had been officially under
construction five years, with no substan-
tial progress in recent years. Neighbors
complained that it was both unsightly and
a hazard, and the CEB agreed. The owner
was ordered to remove deteriorating fram-
ing and roofing and essentially begin the
application and inspection process anew.
The owner failed to do that before a
deadline set by the building department,
and hence had no choice but to tear it
down or have the county do it and place a
lien on the property for its cost.
rey said her office concluded a
separate review of the officer-in-
volved shooting and found that
Deputy Fraser's use of deadly
force was justified. He will not
Officer Fraser, on the JSO
force six years, responded along
with his female partner to a bur-
glary in progress at 743 Owen
Ave. on October 27.
* Mr. Hall climbed out of win-
dow and fled in Deputy Fraser's
direction. After the deputy drew
his gun, identified himself and
told the suspect to stop, Mr. Hall
changed direction and ran to-
ward the front of the residence
where the officer's partner was
Deputy Fraser fired, hitting
the suspect twice in the back.
According to a report from
the Florida Times-Union, one
of those bullets remains lodged
Arrest for stabbing his
landlord during dispute
A Sanderson landlord was al- the residence to care for the boy
legedly stabbed by tenant Micky and the grandfather was taken to
Turner, 41, during an attempt to Fraser Memorial for treatment.
evict the man, who was living in He stated he could stay with
a camper at the CR 229 south his son in Jacksonville once rq-
address the night of February 7. leased.
The victim, Jay Blanchard,
also 41, told police at Fraser Me-
morial that he backed his truck
into the camper to intimidate the
suspect and was stabbed in the
left lower chest area after con-
fronting Mr. Turner inside about
11:30. He said he fell backwards
out of the trailer and left seeking M.
Deputy Wayne Limbaugh
said he spoke with Mr. Turner, el.2.5i
who said Mr. Blanchard had
been drinking all'afternoon and __._"_'__
was yelling in the yard shortly
before damaging the camper
with his truck.
The officer noted blood near Landscaping S
the camper's entryway but the Plants, Slag,
accused denied any knowledge
of it or how Mr. Blanchard was Lawn Ornaments,
injured. He was arrested for ag- 9
gravated battery, a felony.
The weapon was not imme- mSR 121 South
diately located. The victim was
taken to Shands Jacksonville for
Aggravated battery charges
were filed against a Macclenny
couple in their late 60s the fol-
The wife, Mary Shivalier, 67, C
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a stick at her head during an al-
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The couple's 11-year-old I-Car and ASE Cer
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and affirmed both parties were
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inches from Mr. Hall's heart.
Mr. Hall is being represented
by the law firm Shorstein and
Lasnetski, which has-former
state attorney Harry Shorstein
as a partner.
Deputy Fraser has been as-
signed to desk duty logging tele-
phone reports of minor incidents
and recently underwent elective
"I won't be having any com-
ment at this time," Mr. Fraser
said this week.
He has'a lawyer assigned by
the policeman's union.
The shooting was the first of
its kind on the officer's record
and he has several commenda-
tions including one for saving a
life last year.
He was a deputy with the
Baker County Sheriff's Office
for four years.
The Macclenny Woman's
Club's next meeting is Febru-
ary l9at 11:00 am. The featured
speaker will be Kerry Dunleavy,
administrator of the Baker
County Health Department. She
will discuss services available at
the Health Center and women's
health issues. Anyone interested
in attending is encouraged to call
Shirley Padgett at 259-3409.
Hunter safety course
Register now and take the on-
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course. Go to www.mnyfwc.com
or call 386-758-0525. The re-
mainder of the course will be
given from 8:00 am-5:00 pm
March 14th at Emmanuel Bap-
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School board okays pact
for deaf student services
BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
The Baker County school district approved at its February 2 meet-
ing a new contract with Clarke Jacksonville Auditory/Oral. Center
The contract is for educational services for deaf or hard of hearing
students. Clarke Jacksonville's focus is to mainstream deaf and hard
of hearing children back into public school before or by age seven.
The contract is effective until June 30, 2009. Under its terms, the
school board agreed to pay an annual fee in ten monthly installments
based on the number of students enrolled. The amounts range from
$10,513 to $19,331.
The contract covers initial diagnostic services by Clarke Jackson-
ville for hearing impaired children 36 months or older whose families
pursue an Individual Education Plan (IEP) to customize curriculum
from preschool through first grade.
The contract includes periodic progress reports, as well as family
education and involvement.
The board also voted to approve modifications to an existing con-
tract the district has with the Florida Division of Emergency Manage-
ment to obtain hurricane screens for Macclenny Elementary.
The contract modifications would allow the school to request an
$154,058 advance on the total $205,411 contract allocation. The dis-
trict requested the measure due to tightening funds.
Kane Screens is the contractor, and the installation will take ap-
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, February 12, 2009 Page 5
Boyfriends and husbands are
jailed on battery counts last week
Three area boyfriends and
two husbands went to jail this
week for allegedly battering
their wives and girlfriends in
five separate incidents begin-
ning February 2.
That day Brandi Estep, 29, of
Glen told police her estrangetl
husband, Reese Estep, 31, came
to her Pheasant Trail residence
about 5:00 pm and got angry
during a conversation about end-
ing the couple's separation.
The victim said Mr. Estep
struck her in the face, pushed her
to the ground, kicked her in the
ribs and threatened to kill her.
Deputy Michael Hauge noted
visible marks on her face that he
said were consistent with that
After the attack, both parties
left the house. Ms. Estep said
when she returned, beer bottles
had been broken inside and out-
side the residence and other ob-
jects thrown about.
The officer questioned the
husband at his Crews Rd. home
in Glen. Mr. Estep denied touch-
ing the victim, but said he turned
over the television and threw
several things around the resi-
Deputy Hauge also noted Mr.
Estep's intoxicated state and that
he changed his account of what
happened several times during
their conversation. He was ar-
rested for battery.
Roughly four hours later,
'the officer responded to a fight
between Eilene Lee, 29, and her
live-in boyfriend William Win-'
ston, 30, both of Richardson Rd.
near Sanderson. Each had two
children living with them at the
The suspect claimed Ms. Lee
started the altercation after he
returned home from having a
few beers with friends. He said
she was throwing things around
and banging her head against the
The victim told Deputy Hauge
her boyfriend called her 7-year-
8ld daughter a derogatory name
as he ordered her to her room.
Then Mr. Winston began hitting
and pushing her around the resi-
dence, she said.
The deputy noted a cut to her
nose, which was still bleeding,
and several abrasions on her
Ms. Lee also said the suspect
struck his 5-year-old son.
Statements from two of the
children confirmed the girl-
friend's version of events and
Mr. Winston was arrested on a
battery charge and obstruction
of justice for allegedly severing
the phone lines to the residence
and throwing Ms. Lee's cell
phone in a bathtub.
Melissa Kendrick, 42, of
W. North Blvd. in Macclenny
said her husband Joel, also 42,
pushed her down a neighbor's
stairs, kicked her multiple times
and struck her in the left hand
with a unknown object about
3:30 pm February 3.
Deputy Peter Quinley saw
blood on her hand while taking
The victim said the attack oc-
curred over an argument over
money and objects to trade for
drugs, and that the sheriff's
office has responded to their
home numerous times due to the
husband's violent behavior. Mr.
Kendrick, who the victim said
has mental problems, was ar-
rested for battery,
Earlier that day, Rushad Lee,
22, of Joan St. in Macclenny was
arrested after allegedly punched
his girlfriend in the face during
an argument at her Jimmy Lane
residence about 5:00 am.
According to Deputy Quin-
ley, victim Shameka George, 23,
would not sign a witness state-
ment, but did say Mr. Lee struck
her in the nose and upper lip
with a closed fist that morning.
The officer noted dried blood in
Steven Raulerson, 38, of
Pine Level Church Rd. in Sand-
erson was arrested after his
girlfriend said he threw a set of
truck keys and struck her in the
face February 6.
The girlfriend, Susan Johns,
44, said the suspect was outside,
drinking, left in her truck and
returned after he'd run it into a
Ms. Johns and fellow victim
Brenda Burnsed, who Mr. Raul-
erson allegedly slapped.in the
face when she attempted to in-
tervene in the argument, said the
boyfriend became upset when
they refused to help retrieve the
truck about 1:00 am.
The couple was staying at Ms.
Burnsed's house because their
residence lacked heat and they
share a 9-month-old daughter.
Mr. Raulerson faces twin bat-
tery charges as well as a disor-
derly intoxication charge.
In other cases of battery re-
ported this past week:
Ezekial Register, 44, of S.
Thompson Rd. in Glen reported
that his neighbor, J.R. Powell,
and another male, Jeremiah Co-
peland, attacked him after a par-
ty the evening of February 3.
The victim said in the middle
of an argument with Mr. Pow-
ell, the neighbor punched him
in the face. While dazed on the
ground, Mr. Register said both
men punched and kicked him.
He was driven to Fraser Hos-
pital by a family member and
later taken to Shands Jackson-
ville for further treatment. Mr.
Register didn't report the in-
cident until two days later and
couldn't provide any informa-
tion on his attackers other than
Deputy Tony Norman said
Mr. Powell was not at his resi-
dence and his girlfriend refused
to give any personal information
about Mr. Powell. Nobody at
the scene knew anything about
Mr. Copeland or where he could
be contacted either, the officer
A battery charge was filed
against a 23-year-old female pa-
tient at Northeast Florida State
Hospital for allegedly slapping
another patient, 54,, also a fe-
male, because the latter woman
wouldn't give up a coat she was
holding for a third patient in the
bathroom. The incident occurred
just after noon February 6.
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Three persons were charged
with misdemeanor marijuana
possession after their vehicles
were stopped by police in sepa-
rate incidents the past week.
Buck Smiley, 19, of Glen St.
Mary was at the wheel of a 1986
Ford stopped the afternoon of
February 6 at the intersection of
CR 125 and Clarence Bennett
Rd. because the license tag did
not match with the one that was
supposed to be on the vehicle.
Deputy Chris Walker said
both Mr. Smiley and passenger
Preston Burns, 18, also of Glen,
consented to a vehicle search.,
Mr. Smiley .allegedly admitted
to having a baggie of pot in his
pants pocket, and a second one
was found on the passenger side
In a second case, Willie
Dempsey, 19, of Macclenny was
arrested on a similar charge after
a 2005 Ford in which he was a
passenger was stopped on US 90
west in Macclenny.
Deputy Wayne Limbaugh
said he stopped the vehicle about
9:30 pm on February 3 because
it failed to come to a complete
stop at Minnesota and Lowder. A
small amount of pot in a baggie
was discovered in Mr. Dempsey's
He was also charged with re-
sisting arrest for giving a false
name and age. Driver Joseph
Byrd, 18, of St. George, Ga. was
ticketed for the traffic violation.
Shelly Shumate, 29, of Mar-
garetta was arrested for driving
on a license suspended twice for
failure to pay fines.
She was driving a 2000 Kia
stopped by Deputy Walker on
Cow Pen Rd. the morning of
February 7 because it had an ex-
pired tag. The officer also noted
that tape had been used in an at-
tempt to alter a number on the tag
Russell Wiesemeyer, 53, of
Macclenny was arrested Febru-
ary 2 after police learned he was
wanted in Duval County on a
warrant for worthless checks.
(from page 1)
tification, the credit card and
Mr. Crawmer told Deputy Jer-
ald Peterson he left the bar and
walked to his parked motorcycle
to check messages when ap-
proached by several white males
who initially inquired whether
the bar had a cover charge.
He then said he was pulled off
the motorcycle and struck on the
head with a "solid object" before
falling to the ground, where the
suspects struck and kicked him
in the head and upper body.
Deputy Peterson said Mr.
Crawmer's face was "covered in
blood" when he arrived, and the
victim was taken to Fraser Hos-
pital for treatment.
Before fleeing in a Chev-
rolet east on US 90, one of the
suspects ripped away Mr. Craw-
mer's wallet from a pants pocket.
It contained $1000 in denomina-
tions of $100 bills.
Sgt. Burnsed said suspect
Crews had.two $100 bills in his
possession when he was arrested
later that evening.
Police also confirmed that Mr.
Miller, who also had a Thomas
Circle address, was recently re-
leased from state prison. The
three suspects had been living
The Chevrolet Impala was
registered in the name of Mr.
Miller. A green Mustang parked
at the suspects' residence off
South 4th was registered to Mr.
All three remain in county
jail pending bond -- $250,000
for Mr. Miller, $90,000 for Mr.
Dupree and $40,000 for Mr.
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, February 12, 2009 Page 6
Murder at Olustee...
(from page 1)
Dupoy and Rowley both were
of the 112 substitutes drafted
into the 7th Conn. in September
of 1863. During the Civil War a
person could hire a substitute,
such as Dupoy and Rowley, to
serve in his place. Most of the
time substitutes were considered
poor soldiers and many would
desert and re-enlist as a substi-
tute under another name, thus
getting paid several times over.
The morning of February 20,
1864 would dawn cold and clear.
Union ships in the St. John's
River reported the temperature
at 27 degrees. The Union troops
under General Truman Seymour
were up early and quickly moved
out, crossing the South Prong of
the St. Mary's heading west to-
wards Lake City.
Twenty miles to the west at
Olustee Station, the Confederate
forces under Confederate Gen-
eral Joseph Finnegan were pre-
paring to meet them.
The 7th Connecticut under
Col. Joseph Hawley was soon on
its way toward Olustee. Joseph
Hawley described the North
Florida residents as follows:
"Most of the people we find were
truly in a miserable condition. I
don't think they have suffered yet
for food, but they are a scrawny,
lackluster, dead looking people
with little intelligence. They are
very poorly clothed. The coun-
try is quite thinly settled. I have
heard of but one church in going
Reaching Sanderson around
noon, the main body of troops
rested and had lunch while the
7th Connecticut pushed forward
to support the cavalry which
had already passed Sanderson.
Around 2:00 pm, the advanced
troops encountered Confeder-
ate cavalry west of Sanderson.
Here Milton Wood Ford of the
7th Connecticut describes the
"Soon as we were deployed
we were ordered to advance and
keep cool, take good aim and
not waste our ammunition ... as
we advanced the enemy retired,
keeping just in sight. Whenever
we could get near enough .to
stand any chance-of execution,
we would blow away at them,
and they returned the fire in a
way that showed they were good
marksmen. For their shots came
plenty near enough, although
none of us were hit..This kind
of running fight was kept up for
about three miles."
It was sometime shortly after
* this that the murder happened.
Private Jerome Dupoy fell dead
from a gunshot wound to the
back of the head. Several. fellow
soldiers were near and recalled
seeing Private Dupoy lunge for-
ward from a kneeling position
and fall dead face down. Several
days later after the Union defeat
at Olustee, the rumor circulated
around camp in Jacksonville
that John Rowley had murdered
Jerome Dupoy during the battle.
Captain Benjamin Skinner of
Co. D investigated the rumor,
but could not find any evidence
to substantiate it.
It was soon dropped.
Things were quiet until
around the 1st of April, 1864.
It was at this time John Rowley
was disciplined for missing a
drill. 1st Lt. Theodore Wildmari
ordered him to be punished by
standing with all his equipment
on top of a barrel for two hours.
After about an hour and a half,
Pvt. Rowley told the orderly he
wished to talk to Lt. Wildman.
When he was led into Lt. Wild-
man's tent, he confessed that he
had killed Jerome Dupoy during
the Battle of Olustee. When he
was asked why, he said that Du-
poy had tried to take his life at
St. Helena so he took Dupoy's at
SPrivate Rowley then stated
the ghost of Private Dupoy ap-
peared before him in the night
time and hollered at him and he
could not sleep.
Following his confession,
Rowley's statement about the
crime was published in the
Danbury, Connecticut Jefferso-
nian newspaper in May, 1864. It
"Since the battle, I have dread-
ed nights, for they are horrible
nights. When on picket duty, I
always see Dupoy stand a little
ways in front, his face full of
blood and the bullet hole in his
head. At night in my dreams, he
stands at the entrance, I awake.
He is there pale and bloody, but
vanished as soon as I see him.
I could not keep the horrible
crime a secret any longer."
The war soon shifted farther
north and the 7th Connecticut
was sent to Virginia. At Army'
headquarters at Glouster Point,
Virginia on April 26, 1864, a
court martial was. convened. Pri-
vate Rowley was arraigned on
the following charges which his
plea was not guilty.
Charge One Murder
Specifications: It is said that
Private John Rowley, Company
D 7th Regiment 'Connecticut
Volunteers, did intentionally and
with malice and fore thought kill
Jerome Dupoy, a private in Co.
D 7th Regiment, by shooting
him, while both were engaged
in battle with the enemy this onl
the battleground near Olustee,
Florida on the 20th Day of Feb-
Charge Two Treason
Specifications: In this that
the said Private John Rowley,
while the forces of the United
States were actively engaged in
the battle against the enemies of
the United States, did give aid
to and comfort to the enemies
at war with the United States by
shooting one Jerome Dupoy be-
ing engaged on the battleground
near Olustee, Florida, February
During a two day trial John
Rowley was found guilty of both
counts and was sentenced to be
hung by the neck until dead at
such time and place as the com-
manding general may direct.
On September 2, 1864 Joseph
Hawley Col. of the 7th Connect-
icut Regiment wrote his wife
about the execution:
"Tomorrow at 2:30 pni in pres-
ence of the brigade, Private John
Rowley of Co. D 7th Connecti-
cut will be hung for the murder
of his comrade, Private Jerome
Dupoy, of the same whom he de-
liberately, shot through the head
while the regiment was in the
midst of battle. His grudge arose
from a little quarrel and fight
they had a few weeks before."
Pvt. Rowley was hanged for
his crime on September 3rd,
1864 at Petersburg, Virginia.
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Buddy and June Jacobs of
Sanderson are proud to announce
the upcoming marriage of their
daughter, Ashley Nicole to
Hubbard Harold Harvey, III son
of Buddy and Sally Harvey of
Ashley is a 2003 graduate of
Baker County High School. She
received an associate of science
degree in nursing from Lake
City Community College in
2006, and a bachelor of science
degree in nursing from Florida
State University in 2008. She is
currently employed at Shands
at the University of Florida
in Gainesville as a registered
Hubbard graduated in 2005
with both a high school diploma
and an associate of arts degree
from Lake City Community
College. He recently completed
three years in the United States
Army after achieving the rank of
sergeant. He is currently work-
ing toward a bachelor's degree
in history from the University of
Florida in Gainesville.:
The wedding will be held
on March 7, 2009 at 1:00 pm
at Calvary Baptist Church in
Macclenny. The reception will
follow at the church. All family
and friends are invited.
SAfter honeymooning at Jekyll
4Island, the couple will reside in
Born 9 15 `08
We Love you,
Mom and Dad
(Jason and Stephanie Staier)
Papa and Granny Staier
(Tommy and Terrenia Staier)
& Aunt Brandi,
David and Sylvia Cook of
Macclenny are proud to an-
nounce the engagement of
daughter Ellen Michele Cook
to John Robert Glasgow Jr., the
son of John and Jean Glasgow of
Jacksonville. The couple became
engaged on January 16, 2008.
Family and friends are in-
vited to help the couple share
their special day on December
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Allie Jesseman of Macclenny
is pleased to announce the arriv-
: al of baby sister Alaina "Laney"
Hope Jesseman, born January
16, 2009 at Baptist Medical
Center in Jacksonville. Laney
weighed 6 lbs., 3 oz. and mea-
Proud parents are Randall and
- Amy Jesseman of Macclenny.
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Retires from theIRS
Darlene Hartley of Glen St. Mary re-
cently concluded a distinguished career
with the Internal Revenue Service in
Jacksonville. She was with the agency
37 years, many of them in the exami-
nation function division. Co-workers
praised her for "outstanding service to
customers and exceptional expertise in
administration." Darlene and husband
Edwin-plan to travel and spend time
with their three grandchildren. They
have two daughters, Stephanie and
Our family would like to ex-
press its sincere appreciation to
the following volunteer fire de-
partment units: BAT5, BAT6,
BF1, BF3, E30, E60, RH1, T10,
T20, T40 and the personnel from
Charlton County. These men and
women worked diligently for
hours to save our family home
(the Ray and Athena Brown
House). They were very profes-
sional in their efforts and very
attentive to our family's emo-
tional and personal needs while
we were witnessing their work.
When it became apparent that
our home could not be saved,
they continued their efforts to
maintain the safety of our entire
homesite. The compassion and
concern they expressed to our
family members will always be
Our county is very fortunate
to have these men and women
working in our volunteer fire
departments. They are always
ready to step forward to pro-
tect the safety and well-being of
families and their property. Our
family will always remember
your dedication, compassion,
concern and professionalism
during our hour of need. Thank
you for all you do for our county
and our citizens.
NETTIE RUTH BROWN
CLAUDINE BROWN RHODEN
BETTY BROWN MADDEN
GEORGE MARVIN BROWN
MARJORIE BROWN DUNN
ATHENA GAIL. BROWN
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LITTLE MISS SMILE CONTESTANTS
The Miss Teen scholarship pageant will be held March 20,
at 7 p.m. in the Baker County Middle School Auditorium.
The Delta Kappa Teacher's Society is looking for little miss
smile contestants. They will escort the Miss Teen
contestants and be judged on prettiest smile. There is no
entry fee and the contestants will be required to wear formal
dresses. The contestants should be between the ages of 3
and 6 years of age. The first 15 applicants will be accepted.
For more details, call Jane at 259-3809,
or Tiffany at 259-8008.
More than $18,000 in prop-
erty including a generator,
truck and four wheeler tires and
wheels, a trailer and grill were
missing after a garage burglary
at 6200 S. CR 125 in Glen St.
Mary sometime between Febru-
Owner Cynthia Smith said
the suspect or suspects entered
by prying open the garage door.
No entry was made into the
Another structure, this one
a shed in Olustee at 7478 NFR
266 and owned by Jimmie Riv-
erbark, 65, was burglarized
sometime between January 30
and February 7.
The victim said he left the
residence for a few weeks and
returned to find about $1300
in tools and fishing equipment
Venus King said when she
returned to her home at 14012
Hollie Rd. in Glen January 20 it
had been vandalized. The win-
dow of a rear door was broken
out and interior walls damaged.
Several cabinets were stolen
along with a dishwasher and
stove valued at $1000.
The victim left the residence
December 30 and didn't imme-
diately report the crime upon her
return. She did call the insurance
company, whose adjuster was
The wedding of Lucy Thomp-
son and Zekial Register, both of
Margaretta, has been postponed
until a later date yet announced.
The wedding was to have been
on February 14.
The couple gratefully appreci-
ates the understanding of friends
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on scene when Deputy William
Hilliard took the burglary report
February 6. While there he not-
ed multiple syringe needles and
refuse inside the residence.
S* Two campers at the Turner
Cemetery Hunting Camp were
also vandalized overnight Feb-
ruary 6-7. The Sanderson camp's
owner Don Kimbrell estimated
the damage at $700 and said
the club has experienced previ-
ous problems with subjects on
ATVs riding in and damaging
Arnold Hendrickson re-
ported that someone used a rock
to smash a side window of his
motor home at 17586 L'il Dixie
Drive in the north county some-
time between January 31 and
February 5. The victim said no
items appeared to be missing
from the mobile home.
A homeless man who said
he was making his way from
Jacksonville to Tallahassee was
arrested for loitering at the Mac-
clenny Church of God on North
6th St. on February 7. John Ju-'
nior, 43, told Deputy Matthew
Sigers he was attempting to get
food and supplies. The deputy
noted the suspect's aggressive
demeanor and refusal to answer
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Our office is located at 32 N. 5th Street in Macclenny
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to Steven &
A Mother's Love is Like
A Mother's Love is.
strong like a hurricane:
never feared like a tornado;
steady as blowing winds;
never shaken like
overflowing as rivers
overflow their banks:
like the promise of
warm as a summer day;
gentle as a bright blue sky;
as long as never-ending
Always remember your
Mother's Love is:
Strong, Never Feared,
Steady, Never Shaken.
Overflowing, a Promise
Forever. Warm. Gentle,
You're both my
Love your mother,
Penny G. Croft
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, February 12, 2009 Page 8
Jerry 'Brown]Jr, 55,
Gerald "Jerry" Edward Brown
Jr., 55, of Ellenboro, NC died Sat-
urday, January 31, 2009. A native
of Gainesville, he was the son of
Betty Kirby Brown of Ocala and
the late Gerald Edward Brown.
Survivors are loving wife
Darlene Hobbs Brown, for-
mer employee of Baker County
School Board; sons Robert Scott
Manning, Gerald Edward Brown
m, and Vandy Joseph Brown
of Hendersonville; sister Mary
Brown Third of Lessburg; sev-
eral nieces and nephews. Jerry
loved life and will be greatly
missed by all family members
and his many friends.
The memorial service will
be held at 2:00 pm, February
14 at the First United Methodist
Church in Starke.
Rosie Crowell, 91,
of Penny Farms
Rosie Brannen Crowell, 91,
died on Saturday, January 31,
2009. She was bom on Octo-
ber 12, 1917 and was a 26-year
Center, Pen- .
FL. She was
nen, and her,
Brannen. Ms. Crowell
survived by her husband of 34
years, Jack Crowell and her chil-'
dren: Rosalyn Jakee) Crabtree,'
Steve (Pat) Brannen and Stanley-
Mark (Vicki) Brannen, daugh-
ter-in-law Charlotte Brannen; 10
grandchildren, 16 great-grand-
children and 4 great-great-grand-
Rosie was one of 11 children
of Corbitt and Mattie Crews and
is survived by sisters Crecie Rho-
den, MacClenny, Mavis Griffis,
Glen St. Mary and brother Eu-
gene Crews, Birmingham, AL.
Seth and Rosie Brannen were
two of the founding members of
Faith Memorial Baptist Church
in Jacksonville in 1958. She
loved the Lord, her family and
her church and will be 'greatly
missed. The funeral was held
at her church on Wednesday
February 4 with pastors James
H. Branch and Bob Anderson
officiating. Memorial contribu-
tions in her honor may be made
to her church.
The family of William D.
Harrell would like to thank ev-
eryone for the love they showed
during his recent illness and
passing. This has been a very
difficult time for our family, but
the calls, cards, flowers, food
and especially the prayers have
made it more bearable.
Thank you Pastor Johnny
Raulerson and Raiford Road
Church. We also want to thank
Todd Ferreira and his staff for
the compassion and profession-
alism that they showed us. We
ask for your continued prayers
in the days ahead. God Bless
The Road to Calvary
Corner of Madison & Stoddard
Glen St. Mary
Pastor: Tommy Anderson
Sunday School:......... 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service .11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night ....... 7:30 p.m.
Friday Night Service......7:30 p.m.
Home Coming Revival
February 16 thru February 20
with Evangelist Roger Luke
89, of Jacksonville
Louise Thomas Herrington,
89, beloved mother, grand-
mother, 'aunt and friend, died
at her home
was born m .L
15, 1919 in ,, '
Florida to .
Nathan Lee .
Thom as. Ms. Herrington
She was a
homemaker and member of New
Hope Baptist Temple. She was
preceded in death by husband
Samuel "Doc" Herrington.
Survivors include sons Stan-
ley (Nancy) Herrington and
Jackson (Valerie) Herrington,
both of Jacksonville, and Mi-
chael (Rinda) Herrington of Glen
St. Mary; six grandchildren; one
great-granddaughter; many niec-
es, nephews and friends.
The funeral service was held
February 11 at 2:00 pm, at the
chapel of Hardage-Giddens Fu-
neral Home with Rev. Charles
Boldt officiating. Interment fol-
lowed in Edgewood Cemetery,
70, dies February 9
John Bythwood McDonald,
70, died February 9, 2009 at the
VA Medical Center in Lake City.
Mr. McDonald was born June 14,
1938 in Boston, GA. He lived.in
Macclenny before moving to
Jacksonville and was a Method-.
ist. Mr. McDonald was preceded,
in death by son Edward McDon-
ald; brothers Roger and Buddy
Survivors include wife Ada
McDonald of Jacksonville; sons
Steve (Guii) McDonald of Val-
dosta, GA, Jimmy McDonald of
SC; sister Dolly (Larry) Brooks
of Boston, GA; step-sons David
and Joseph Oliver of Jackson-
ville; 10 grandchildren and four
A memorial service will be
held at a later date. Cremation
arrangements are under the di-
rection of ICS Cremation and
Funeral Home, Lake City.
The family of Gladys E. Wil-
liams (G.G.) would like to thank
everyone for the cards, calls and
prayers. A very special thank
you to Pastor Randy Williams
for such a sweet and personal
service he gave for her.
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John Sweat, 61,
retired iron worker
Mr. John Henry Sweat, 61, of
Macclenny died Saturday, Feb-
ruary 7, 2009 at the VA Medical
Center in Gainesville following
a long illness. Mr. Sweat had
resided in Macclenny all his life
and was the son of the late Alfred
Sweat and Polly Crews Sweat.
Mr. Sweat worked as an iron
worker in the construction in-
dustry for over 25 years until
his retirement in 1996. He was
a member of the Iron Workers
Union local 597 of Jacksonville.
He loved to fish and was an avid
fan of the Florida Gators football
team. He was preceded in death
by brother Frank Sweat.
Survivors include his wife of
40 years, Kathy Sweat bf Mac-
clenny; daughter Cindy (Dan-
iel) Fouraker of Bryceville; son
Freddy (Michelle) Sweat of
Jacksonville; sisters Ruby (John-
nie Wayne) Anderson, Ola Mae
Sweat and Elizabeth Lowery, all
of Macclenny, Penci (Danny)
Roberts of Lake City, and Barba-
ra Ann (Dave) Hohman of Ten-
nessee; brothers Leroy Sweat of
Sanderson and Robert (Konnie)
Sweat of Glen St. Mary; three
The funeral service was held
at 3:00 pm on February 10 at
Raiford Road Church in Mac-
clenny, with Rev. David Hodges
officiating. Interment followed
at Woodlawn Cemetery in Mac-
clenny. Arrangements were un-
der the direction of Guerry Fu-
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
24, dies February 4
Anthony Martin Vanicsko,
24, died February 4, 2009 at
St. Vincent's Medical Center
and was a .
was a grad-
uate of Mt.
Exceptional Mr. Vanicsko
Center and -attended the A.D.T.
Center in Macclenny. He loved
music and spending time with
family and friends. He was pre-
deceased by his beloved grand-
pa George Miller Hentgen;
grandparents Ross and Carrie
Survivors include loving par-
ents Jon and Georgia Monfort of
Macclenny; grandmother Ruby
Hentgen of Macclenny; brother
Keith of Macclenny; sisters
Cheyenne of Macclenny, Adri-
enne of Lima, OH, Nicole of
Largo; two nieces; one nephew;
a host of aunts, uncles and cous-
ins as well as his personal care
assistant and friend Stephanie
The memorial service was
held February 8 at 2:00 pm at
V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Ser-
vices Chapel with -Pastor Fred
Raulerson officiating. In lieu
of flowers, please make a dona-
tion to an account set up in Ms.
Georgia Monfort's name to help
cover medical and funeral ex-
penses at Mercantile Bank, 595
South Sixth Street, Macclenny,
FL 32063; (904)259-1628.
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In Loving Memory
February 6, 2003
"I'll see you again" is what
she said as the angels touched
down by Mama's bed. Oh, what
a flapping of their beautiful
wings as they took Mama to be
with her King, leaving all her
troubles and pain, Mama left
peacefully for eternal life. She
can't come back, but we can go
too where she's at in Heaven,
I surely know, so help us Lord
each and every day to go to
where Mama's at in that beauti-
WE WILL SEE YOU AGAIN MAMA!
LOVE, DADDY, DEBBIE, BETTY, CARLA,
SUSIE, KATHYJR, STEVEN, GRANNY AND
ALL YOUR GRANDCHILDREN
In Remembrance of
Valda B. Wilkes
'When -we think of you,
we remember the warmth of
your eyes, and the beauty that
bloomed like a rose every time
This is a time we hate to face;
our loved one is gone, but not
erased. Our heart is heavy for
ones so dear, not just ones who
passed, but ones left here. We
want to help the ones in pain,
but how to do that we can not
explain. For in each of us there's
a helping hand, and with her
love we are able to understand.
Our memories of her keep her
here; we must push forward for
life is so dear. For one day soon
we will see, that God's love has
set us free. To be with the loved
ones who have passed, praise be
to God, that day will be a blast.
WE MISS YOU, TILL WE SEE YOU AGAIN,
OSCAR AND SUSIE
SANDY AND CANDY
MOTHER HAZEL SMITH
CR 127 N., Sanderson, FL
Sunday School 10:00 am
Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wed. Evening Prayer Serv. 7:30 pm
Pastor: Oral E. Lyons f
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, vernly I
say unto thee, except a man be
born of water and of the Spirit,
he cannot enter into the king-
dom of God.".John 3.5
On behalf of my family, I
wish to thank our many friends
and relatives for the prayers,
visits and kind sentiments ex-
pressed during the illness and
death of my husband, Berry F.
Rhoden Sr. Your steadfast sup-
port is a constant reminder that
we never face pain and sorrow
alone. There are many individu-
als deserving of our gratitude,
but I would like to single out two
First, I want to thank- our
brothers and sisters at the First
Baptist Church of Macclenny for
the outpouring of love and con-
cern, and for the wonderful meal
served after the funeral service.
The delicious feast was exceed-
ed only by the comfort and gen-
tle kindness displayed by those
serving our family and friends.
Second, I want to thank the
United States Army for sending
the honor guard unit to present
full military honors at the burial
service. It's reassuring to know
that even while our men and
women are serving in war-torn
regions around the world, our
military still takes the time to
honor the contributions, service
and sacrifice of its veterans.
WITH DEEPEST APPRECIATION,
FAYE CLAUDINE RHODEN
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, February 12, 2009 Page 9.
Arrests for theft of fragrances from CVS
A trio of suspects believed
to have stolen cologne and per-
fume from the CVS Pharmacy
on W. Macclenny Ave. February
6 were arrested on retail theft
charges and one suspect's sister
who was present also faces mul-
tiple drug charges.
While investigating the thefts
reported, by store employees
about 6:15 pm, Deputy Michael
Hauge discovered crack cocaine
and crack-smoking parapherna-
lia including four pipes under a
vehicle :seat and in the purse of
Barbara Jefferies, 34, of 6044
Horseshoe Drive in northwest
Security footage from CVS
showed Jessica Spell, 30, of the
same Jacksonville address, en-
tering the store's bathroom with
the cologne and then leaving the
store. The cologne's packaging
was found just outside the rest
Fred Jefferies, 32, of.same ad-
dress as Ms. Spell and his sister,
and Robert Lewis, 44, of Chaffee
Rd. were in a 1993 Chevy van
parked outside the downtown
Macclenny store with Ms. Spell
and Ms. Jefferies when Deputy
Hauge responded to the shoplift-
A search a the vehicle turned
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
Announcing the New Pastor
Ricky Dyal & family
to Moniac Baptist Church
in St. George Hwy. 185
Rt 1 Box 1205 St. George, GA 31562
Sunday School Mor.ning .Service, .;
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Clinton Ave. Glen St. Mary
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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
in the Glen
Sunday Worship &
6:30pm Wednesday Dinner,
Praise, Prayer, Healing,
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up the cologne and a stolen bot-
tle of perfume. All four suspects
were separated and questioned.
According to the officer, Mr.
Lewis said Mr. Jefferies placed
something in.his pocket while
he was taking his blood pres-
sure, but he didn't know it was
the perfume until they'd exited
the building. Mr. Jefferies de-
nied any knowledge of the thefts
at the scene, but later said he
placed the perfume next to Mr.
Lewis while the older man sat at
the blood pressure monitor.
Both men and Ms. Spell face
In other thefts this week:
Richard Crews of Richard's
Meat Market on N. Lowder St.
left his Toyota pickup unlocked
the morning of January 30,.
which likely led to his revolver
being stolen sometime between
5:00-9:00 am. He said he be-
lieved a pair of laborers may
have taken the gun and its case.
A rifle on the truck's seat was
left undisturbed. The handgun is
valued at $150.
Dennis Ake was staying at
the Travel Lodge on S. 6th St.
when a BluetoQth headset he left
on a bedside table disappeared.
The victim left his room about
7:15 am on February 4 and re-
turned about 4:30 pm to find the
$129 gadget missing.
Jennifer Manning reported"
February 2 that someone opened
a cell phone account using her
daughter's name and Social Se-.
curity number three years ago.
The parent discovered the iden-
tity theft after the cell phone
company called her about the
account. The daughter is 11
Pill traficker leads police on chase to Ga.
The sheriff's department cor-
ralled seven persons for traffick-
ing in prescription drugs and
other offenses the past week, in-
cluding one suspect who fled in
her vehicle into Georgia where
she was halted with the aid of
Summer Darlene Rhoden,
23, of Macclenny was arrested
about 3:00 pm on February 6 be-
tween St. George and Folkston
in Charlton County, Ga. About
a half hour earlier, she alleg-
edly purchased the prescription
drugs Oxycodone and Methodo-
ne from a confidential informant
working with police.
The transaction took place
in the parking lot of the Quick
N Handy convenience store on
North 6th St. in Macclenny, and
had been set up in advance.
When officers identified
themselves, Ms. Rhoden sped
off northbound and briefly de-
toured in the driveway of her
grandmother on 121 before
heading for the state line.
She led several officers on
a chase reaching speeds of 70
mph, and was seen tossing pills
onto the roadway, some of which
SMs. Rhoden was held in Charl-
ton County for reckless driving
and was expected to be trans-
ferred to Baker County early this
week, where she is charged with
purchasing and trafficking in the.
controlled drugs, plus tampering
Other drug-related arrests:
Kenneth Hodges, 49, and
Timothy Grantham, 43, both of
Macclenny, for trafficking in
Hydrocodone. Mr. Hodges faces
twin counts, and both suspects
are co-defendants in one of the
charges, the result of controlled
buys in December and January.
Eddie Bishara, 35, of Sand-
erson, trafficking in Oxycodone
and arrested about noon Febru-
ary 6 after a controlled buy of 90
pills for $600 from an undercov-
er seller in front of his residence
on US 90.
Dale Lee, 37, and Kevin ,
Manley, 40, both of Macclenny,
after their vehicle was stopped
in Owens Acres the afternoon of,
Sheriff's investigator Jimmy,
Nickles said he recognized
Mr. Lee as the passenger in a ,
Chevrolet pickup driven by Mr.
Manley. The officer said he was
aware the former was wanted for'
several felonies in Baker County,
including violation of probation.
Both were booked for posses-
sion of crack cocaine after metal
tubes, each with 14 rocks of the.
drug, were found between the
seats of the pickup. Mr. Manley
faces an additional misdemean-
or charge for having marijuana
in the vehicle.
Justin Sands, 22, of Taylor,.
charged with trafficking in Hy-'
drocodone, sale of marijuana and
possession of marijuana with in-
tent to sell. The cases were made.
on the basis of controlled buys.
Library doubles as book retailer
BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
The Emily Taber Library is not just a pla
where you can check out books. It's also a gre
place to buy books. Both levels of the library cc
tain sections where books are offered for sale,
well as magazines. There are hard and soft ba
books available, fiction and non-
fiction on a variety of subjects.
"This is just another service to '
our patrons," said library director
The sale books come from sev-
eral sources. Books are rotated out
from regular holdings when new-
er, more current versions are pur-
chased. The library doesn't have
room.on its shelves for multiple
copies of books, which often come
from publishers as a promotional
These are not worn out or dam-
aged books. Many are practically
new. The prices are very good, .The Horn fam
usually $1.00 $2.00 for a hard ua, mom Chris
back book. Many items go for 50
Christine Horn of Macclenny is a great fan oft
library's bookstore. As a mother who home schoc
her three children, the economically priced boo
are a good additional source to the core curric
lum material she uses. The curriculum is literate
based and requires lots of supplemental reading.
"My children love to read. They
often find very good books for sale
here that are related to their school-
work on topics like biology and math
and geography," said Ms. Horn.
"Given the price of new books, a few
dollars for good quality books like these is an un-
Daughter Michaela, who has a personal interest'
in astronomy and the ancient Egyptians, has found
lots of material on her favorite subjects among the
sale books. Son Joshua picks up math and history
-1books at the library frequent
books at the library frequently
.., ., ..' r .~ l 1
ily peruses sale books found at the library. From left, Michaela, Josh-
stine and Joseph. PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
"We get so many books from the book store '
the at the library that we actually donate them back
ols sometimes," Joshua said.
)ks According to Ms. Horny quite a few families
cu- in the area home school their children arid those
ure families are frequent customers of the library's
Breakfast in a Sack with Sausage .... $1.99
(LUNCH & DINNER)
Steak in a Sack Special
w/french fries & 32 oz. drink'5.49
Buffalo Chicken in a Pita . . .... ... $2.99
3 Pc. Dark Meat Chicken only...
2 Pc. Catfish Filet Dinner .... ..
. .. .$2.99
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Camel Rider Special
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, February 12, 2009 Page 10
Ms. Agnes (seated) and Ms. Bertha with 100 Day students. From left: Selena Girardo, Allyson Pepple, Emma Hauge, Emily
Griffis, Grace Johnson and Blakely Mallory. P1tro By KELLEYV LANNIGAN
100th school day gets marked
with numbers lesson, costumes
Students at the Baker Coun-
ty PreK Center observed the
100th day of the school year on
January 26, when many of them
K i ds
Press Staff "
showed up in long skirts, shawls
and pajamas, many walking with
canes and wearing spectacles.
Their hair was tinted grey with
baby powder and there were lots
of curlers. Even teachers got in
on the act.
The school also had some
special visitors Ms. Ber-
tha and Ms. Agnes. These two
called themselves the Gray Pan-
thers since both were approach-
ing the centennial mark in age.
They went,from classroom-toq
classroom, interacting with the-
kids and checking out the 100
BCHS: FFA Contest, Tam-
pa. History Club to Olustee.
FBLA Awards. Ceremony @
FCCJ. Boys' Basketball Dis-
trict Tournament (H). BCMS:
Accelerated Reading Points
due. Valentine Dance, 7:00 -
9:00 p.m. KIS: Valentine Ex-
change. WES: Perfect Atten-
dance Week. MES: Valentine
Exchange. Pk/K: Dr. Weeks'
presentation on Dental Health.
BCHS: Rythmette Competi-
tion @ Tampa. Girls' Weight-
lifting @ State (TBA). Boys'
Basketball District Tournament
District-wide: Presidents' Day
Holiday. BCHS: Baseball @
Matanzas, 7:00 p.m. Junior
Varsity Basketball @ Matan-
zas, 4:00 p.m.
District-wide: School Board
Mtg., 6:30 p.m. BCHS: Base-
ball (H), 6:00 p.m. Herff Jones
ring order & service day. BMS:
Softball vs. Callahan (H), 4:15
p.m. PK/K: Kindergarten Read-
iness for all incoming Kinder-
garteners, 6:00 p.m. (Register
with Shirley Crawford at 259-
BCHS: Junior Varsity Basket-
ball @ Lake City, 6:00 p.m.
Herff Jones ring order & ser-
vice day. BMS: Shot Clinic @
Family Service Center, 1:00
5:00 p.m. WES: Merrie Melo-
dies Club Mtg., 8:00 a.m.
BMS: Softball @ Fernandina,
4:15 p.m. Band Parent Mtg.,
7:00 p.m. WES: Good Morning
Show Club Mtg., 8:00 a.m. PK/
K: Student Advisory
Council, 8:00 6:00 p.m.
"We've been observing 100
Day for years," said Principal
Teachers use the milestone in
the school year to help give in-
struction about the number 100
and make it the focus of lessons
and classroom activities.
"It's hard for very young chil-
dren to grasp that number some-
times," said Assistant Principal
Bonnie Jones. "Teachers come
up with creative ways to teach
Students in one class were
given a paper with a chat that
contained squares numbered
1-100. They then counted out
100 pieces of Fruit Loop cereal,
placing one on each square un-
til the sheet was full. This gave
them a visual reference for what
100 objects looks like.
They counted out the Fruit
Loops one more time as they re-
moved them to string on a piece
of yarn. The result? An edible
treat they could wear around
their necks the rest of the day,
then eat on the way home after
Ms. Bertha and Ms. Agnes
(actually Ms. Sinclair and Ms.
Jones in disguise) gave them-
selves over completely to the
make-believe senior characters
they were portraying and were a
big hit at the school.
"Some of the children were
actually scared of us because
they literally didn't recognize
who we were," said Ms. Jones.
"Others got a big kick out of it
and laughed themselves silly."
Ms. Bertha and Ms. Agnes
had fun with the students, ask-
ing them where the record player
or the typewriter was.
"We got blank expressions
because they didn't know what
those things were," said Ms.
Ms. Bertha further egged
students on by asking what the
fancy box on the wall was.
"It's a TV," said one. "Haven't
you ever seen a TV?"
"Well, now. What do you do
with a TV?" Ms. Bertha asked.
When the students told her
she was supposed to watch it,
she walked over and stood be-
fore the blank screen, watching
intently foT about a minute.
"Well, I'm watching but it's
not doing anything," she said.
"You have to turn4iton first!",
kids shouted, hooting and laugh-
Ms. Bertha and Ms. Agnes
got teased further. The real
laugh came when one student
expressed his view on aging.
"How old do you think I am?"
Ms. Agnes had asked. "Do you
think I could be a hundred?"
The boy looked dubious.
"I don't know if you're a hun-
dred, but I know you're pretty
old," he said. "You must be near-
Quality Professional Care
GROOMING 259-4757 BOARDING
Private Spacious* Indoor/Outdoor Runs
Complete Bath, be-flea & Groom ....... $20-$25
Bath, De-flea & Nails Clip. . . . . $10-$15
Boarding (per actual day). . . . . . . . . . $5-$7
recipes to raise
The Baker County High
School SADD (Students Against
Destructive Decisions) club is
putting together a recipe book
with Southern-style dishes.
The club seeks crockpot
meals, main dishes, vegetables,
casseroles, brunch recipes, fin-
ger foods, breads and desserts.
Please send your favorite recipes
to the address below before Feb-
ruary 13. Include your name so it
can be published.
Cash donations are welcome,
and donors will also be recog-
nized in print. All donations and
proceeds from the book will be
used to send students to a leader-
Send recipes to:
BCHS SADD Club
1 Wildcat Dr.
Glen St. Mary, FL 32040,
or e-mail them to:
Watch The Press for informa-
tion on when the books will go
Have you checked
it out lately?
February 16 February 20
Cold lunch plate, chef salad or pasta
salad w/wheat roll or crackers and
dessert (when offered), 1% lowfat
white milk, 1/2% lowfat flavored
milk, orange juice.
Monday, February 16
Presidents' Day, No School
Tuesday, February 10
Breakfast: Cereal with slice of toast, fruit
Lunch: Beef stroganoff with egg noodles
and a homemade wheat roll or breaded
chicken patty on a bun, choice of 2 sides:
lettuce and tomato slices, chilled fruit or
juice choice and trail mix (gr. 7-12)
Wednesday, February 11
Breakfast: Chicken biscuit, peach slices,
Lunch: Hamburger or hot dog on a bun,
choice of 2 sides: baked french fries, let-
tuce and tomato slices, creamy coleslaw
Thursday, February 12
Breakfst: Pancake and sausage on a stick,
fruit juice, milk
Lunch: Tasty chili with beans and a
homemade wheat roll or a Eold ham and
cheese sandwich on a bun, choice of 2
sides: baked potato rounds, steamed yel-
low squash, fruit or juice choice
Friday, February 13
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 vegetable, tossed salad, chilled fruit
or juice choice and gelatin with whipped
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 February 27, 2009 at 10:00 am, at Hig-
ginbotham's Towing & Recovery, US 90 West, Glen
St. Mary, FL. 32040.
1988 Ford Bronco
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
NOTICE OF INTENT TO FIND
TOWN OF GLEN ST. MARY
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT
DOCKET NO. 08-PEFE1-NOI-0202-(A)-(I)
The Department gives notice of its intent to
find the Amendment to the Comprehensive Plan for
Town of Glen St. Mary, adopted by Ordinance No.
2008-05 on October 21, 2008, IN COMPLIANCE,
pursuant to Sections 163.3184, 163.3187 and
The adopted Town of Glen St. Mary Compre-
hensive Plan Amendment and the Department's
Objections, Recommendations and Comments
Report, (if any), are available for public inspection
Monday through Friday, except for legal holidays,
during normal business hours, at the Town of Glen
St. Mary, Town Hall, 10046 North Glen Avenue, Glen
St. Mary, Florida 32040-0519.
Any affected person, as defined in Section
.' :'. has a right to petition for an admin-
ii i,- ri-.,,', to challenge the proposed agency "
determination that the Amendment to the Town of
Glen St. Mary Comprehensive Plan is In Compliance,
as defined in Subsection 163.3184(1), FS. The pe-
tition must be filed within twenty-one (21) days af-
ter publication of this notice, and must include all of
the information and contents described in Uniform
Rule 28-106.201, FA.C. The petition must be filed
with the Agency Clerk, Department of Community
Affairs, 2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard, Tallahassee',
Florida 32399-2100, and a copy mailed or delivered
to the local government. Failure to timely file a peti-
tion shall constitute a waiver of any right to request
an administrative proceeding as a petitioner under
Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. If a petition is
filed, the purpose of the administrative hearing will
be to present evidence and testimony and forward a
recommended order to the Department If no peti-
tion is filed, this Notice of Intent shall beome final
If a petition is filed, other affected persons may
petition for leave to intervene in the proceeding. A
petition for intervention must be filed at least twenty
(20) days before the final hearing and must include
all of the information and contents described in Uni-
form Rule 28-106.205, EA.C. A petition for leave to
intervene shall be filed at the Division of Adminis-
trative Hearings, Department of Management Ser-
vices, 1230 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-3060. Failure to petition to intervene within
the allowed time frame constitutes a waiver of any
right such a person has to request a hearing under
Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to participate
in the administrative hearing.
After an administrative hearing petition is timely
filed, mediation is available pursuant to Sub-section
16,3.3189(3)(a), ES., to any affected person who is
made a party to the proceeding by filing that request
with the administrative law judge assigned by the
Division of Administrative Hearings. The choice of
mediation'shall not affect a party's right to an ad-
Mike McDaniel, qhief
Office of Comprehensive Planning
Department of Community Affairs
2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100
A, R&R, INC
10525 DUVAL LANE
MACCLENNY, FL 32063
Phone (904) 259-4774
The following vehicles will be sold at public
auction February 27, 2009 at 8:00 am at A, R&R
INC, 10525 Duval Lane, Macclenny, FL 32063.
2007 Honda RIncon 4-Wheeler
Request for Proposals to drill new'well at St.
Mary's Shoals Park
Baker County is requesting proposals from li-
censed water well contractors in the State of Florida
for construction of a water well at the St. Mary's
Shoals Park. The well will be used to supply a 2-toi-
let restroom facility and spigots for horse watering.
This request for Proposals includes.construction
and development of the well itself, as well as any
other necessary accessories such as the concrete
pad, well house, and piping.
Proposals shall be submitted to the Baker
County Board of Commissioners, Baker County Ad-
ministration Building, 55 North Third Street, Mac-
clenny, FL 32063 on or before 1:00pm on February
13, 2009. Submittals should be marked "Shoals
Water Well" on the outside of the proposal. Any
questions regarding the project may be addressed
to Maurice Postal, Shoals Park Manager at (904)
The Board of County Commissioners reserves
the right to reject any and all proposals, to waive
any Informalities and irregularities in the proposal
process, and to award the contracts) in the best
Interest of the County. Contract proposals resulting
from the process will be subject to review and will
be withinthhe available great funding level for the
project. All contracts will be fashioned so as to pro-
tect tile County's Interest.
EOE/ADA)FAIR HOUSING JURISDICTION
INVITATION TO BID
NEW 5 TON HEAT PUMP SPLIT SYSTEM
The Baker County Board of Commissioners
will be accepting written sealed bids until 4:00pm
on February 17, 2009 for the following: Removal
of existing system (air handler & heat pump) and
install One (1) New 5 ton heat pump split system
including air handler for the Supervisor of Elections
All work must be performed by a licensed
person and be in compliance with State and local
Bids shall, be submitted to the Baker County
Board of Commissioners, Baker County Administra-
tion Building, 55 North Third Street, Macclenny FL
32063 on or before 4:00pm on February 17, 2009.
Bids should be marked "Elections Office AC",on the
outside of envelope. Any questions regarding the
project may be addressed to Sara Little at (904)
The Board of County Commissioners reserves
the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any in-
formality in the proposal process, and to award the
contracts) in the best interest of the County.
Notice of Intent
To Whom It May Concern:
Lake City Community College, intends to designate
the position 'of Executive Director, Public Service
Programs as a Senior Management Service Class
position of the Florida Retirement System. This is in
accord with Florida Statute 121.055.
The quarterly meeting of the Baker County Trans-
portation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board
will take place at 10 a.m., Thursday, February 19,
2009, at the Baker County Family Health. Depart-
ment, 480 West Lowder Street, Macclenny, Florida.
All interested persons are invited to attend. The
Northeast Florida Regional Council adheres to. the
Americans with Disabilities Act and will make rea-
sonable modifications for access to this meeting
upon request. Requests should be received at least
72 hours in advance of the meeting in orderto allow
time to provide the requested services. For more
information, contact the Northeast Forida Regional
Council at (904) 279-0880 between the hours of 7
a.m. 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
TO INSTALL NEW SEPTIC SYSTEM AT ST.
MARY'S SHOALS PARK
Baker County is requesting proposals from
licensed septic system installers in the State of
Florida for installation of a new septic system at the
St. Mary's Shoals Park. The system will require a
septic tank size of 900, and 225 sq.ft. drain field and
an 18-inch mound.
Proposals shall be submitted to the Baker
County Board of Commissioners, Baker County Ad-
ministration Building, 55 North Third Street, Mac-
clenny, FL 32063 on or before 1:00pm on February
20, 2009. Submittals should be marked "Shoals
Septic System" on the outside of the proposal. Any
questions, regarding the project may be addressed
to Maurice Postal, Shoals Park Project Manager at
The Board of County Commissioners reserves
the right to reject any and all proposals, to waive
any informalities and irregularities in the proposal
process, and to award the contract (s) in the best
interest of the County. Contract proposals resulting
from the process will be subject to review and will
be within the available grant funding level for the
project. All contracts will be fashioned so as to pro-
tect the County's interest.
EOE/ADAIFAIR HOUSING JURISDICTION
PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING .SERVICES FOR
OVERLAY AND WIDENING; DRAINAGE IMPROVE-
MENTS OF EXISTING ROADS CR-23A & CR-229
SOUTH AND INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS
This project is to consist of Professional Engi-
neering Services for the preparation of necessary
plans for the overlay and widening of TWO(2) ex-
isting paved County roads in Baker County, Florida.
This project will include the preparation of a typi-
cal profile for the widening and overlay of existing
road with special emphasis on identified drainage
problem areas, intersection improvements, and the
preparation of documents for bidding and construc-
tion. The limits of the projects are as follows:"
1. 23A---From the intersection of SR-121 and
23A (Lowder Street) west and thence north to the
intersection of 23C. This project will require minor
utility relocation and drainage/culvert replacement.
Resurfacing will also occur at an existing single
track railroad crossing. Project length is approxi-
mately 4.9 miles and budgeted at $2.9 Million,
2. CR-229 South from the intersection of 1-10
to the Baker/Union County Line. Approximately 7.0
miles in length and budgeted at $1.4 Million.
Any and all parties interested in submitting a
proposal listing their qualifications for these proj-
ects are to do so by 3:00 p.m.; February 26,2009.
The RFQ package contains a general scope of ser-
vices and submittal instructions and is available by
Should you have any questions concerning
any aspect of this RFQ or want the RFQ package
please contact Sara Little via email at sara.little@
Ad eri ing I eal in
Monday 5:00 pm
LOGS AND PULPWOOD 1 ACRE OR LARGER
DO YOU NEED YOUR
Did you know if you were born in the state of Florida
you can get a certified copy of your birth certificate'
from the Baker County Health Department?
$10.00 for each copy
$1.00 for a protective sleeve
You must have a photo ID
It only takes about 15 minutes of your time to do this.
Some legal rules apply for parents needing a copy
of a child's birth certificate.
Come by and see us Monday Friday 8:00 11:00 a.m.
and 1:00 4:00 p.m.
Or call us at 259-6291 ext. 2298
We accept cash, check, debit (with Visa logo), Visa or MasterCard.
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, February 12, 2009 Page 11
Wrestler overcomes defects at
birth to reign as district champ
When senior wrestler Tucker
McCullough of Macclenny
won the district championship
last week in the 112-pound
weight class, he won a ticket to
the regionals this weekend in
But for McCullough, the
challenge of a regional win and
a trip to the state championship
in Lakeland is nothing compared
to the challenges he faced early
in his life.
Even prior to his birth, the
grappler had to struggle. Doctors
discovered that McCullough
had Gastrochisis, an abnormal-
ity of the abdominal wall where
internal organs push outside the
body. His intestines were formed
on the outside of his body and
without radical surgery he might
not survive. Doctors couldn't
wait until birth to try1and repair
what nature had left broken, so
instead they did surgery on him
while he was still in the womb.
Mother Kim had a C-section
and the doctor performed surgery
on young Tucker in an attempt
to' repair, the Gastrochisis. It
wasn't successful and gangrene
set in. Everyone thought that he
wouldn't make it.
"The doctor made a mistake
and two-thirds of my intestines
were gone. I wasn't supposed to
live," said Tucker. "They gave
my Mom and Dad the choice to
put me on the respirator or leave
me off it and they put me, on it.
Pretty soon I started breathing
on my own."
More surgeries followed, and
for two years he was strapped to
machines. When he finally came
off them, he didn't let his health
problems hold him back. Tucker
McCullough was determined
to lead a normal life. And for
him, that meant sports every
With what he had gone
through, one would think
Tucker and his parents would
hesitate playing contact sports,
and that was only partially true.
He played baseball, basketball,
football, soccer, golf and wres-
His parents held him back a
little from football because he
was much smaller than anyone
he played against.
"But I begged them and they
gave in," recalls Tucker with a
smile. "They were always super
supportive no matter what I did.
Even now, Dad will get off work
early to see me play."
Oddly enough the position
he played in Youth League was
defensive lineman. The offen-
sive linemen outweighed him by
as much as 40 or 50 pounds.
"It was funny," said Tucker.
"My dad was a really good
coach and he knew it was about
body control. By the time those
big linemen got up out of their
stance I was by them."
He also played quarterback
in Youth League and won the
championship. No matter what
he plays, Tucker McCullough
plays it all out.
He didn't encounter wrestling
until middle school, and from
the start he knew it was a perfect
fit. Wrestling uses weight clas-
sifications, and he was always
in the lowest weight class. Even
so, it wasn't easy.
"It was actually harder early
on. The lowest weight class was
84 pounds and I weighed 55
pounds in the 8th grade."
That meant he had to work all
that much harder to excel. His
dad Troy worked with him after
practice and pretty soon he was
defeating kids 30 pounds heavi-
er. He made it to the nationals in
his age group and represented
Team Florida and was an All-
He has wrestled for BCHS
since his freshman year. Now
that he is actually weighing in
at the proper weight class it is
much easier than it was in the
"Now, it's a breeze. That huge
.deficit isn't there," lie said.
McCullough enters the
Regionals as the top seed in the
112 class so he is anxious to do
his best and move on to the state
But all through his life, Tucker
McCullough has shown people
that he is more than capable of
doing things that nobody ever
thought he could.
Wrestling is no exception.
Cats win first round at districts
'The Wildcat basketball team
finished off its regular season in
a big way with a 20-point win
over Union County February 5
and another over Clay County
Tuesday in the'first district match'
up. The Cats began hosting the
district tournament this week and
going in as the third seed.
The Cats outclassed the Union
Tigers with a run and gun offense
that came out of the gate firing
on all cylinders as they cruised to
a 79-59 win. Josh Wiseman got
back into his early season scor-
ing form and led both teams with
The Cats opened strong and
fast, jumping out to a quick 10-
point lead behind a 22-point first
period. They matched it in the
second period and went into the
locker room sporting a 44-31
lead over the Tigers. Both Wise-
man and Delano Paige had a big
first half. Paige had 13 of his 19
points in the half and Wiseman
had 13 of his 25 before intermis-
The Cats didn't take their
foot of the gas as the second half
started, pushing the ball up court
and firing at the basket to out-
Blane Finley brings the ball down the
court against Clay Tuesday night.
score Union County 23-12. The
Cats let up a little in the fourth
but still held the Tigers at arm's
length for the big win.
Wiseman and Paige led the
way for BCHS. Chris Walton
had 11, Ike Parker 6 and. Paul
Hamilton 5 points.
The Cats opened the district
tournament on Tuesday versus
No. 6 Clay County and won
47-38. Baker High entered the
tournament with an identical 9-3
district record as No. 2 Santa Fe,
but the Raiders swept Ridgeview
while BCHS split with the Pan-
thers. Bradford is the top seed
and won't play until Friday.
BCHS meets up with the win-
ner of Santa Fe/Middleburg Fri-
day. If they advance to the semi-
finals, their game will be at 7:30
pm on Friday, despite -Bradford
earning the No. 1 seed. Bradford
will play against the Ridgeview/
Suwannee winner at 6:00 pm if
BCHS is in the second semi-fi-
nal. If BCHS does not advance,
Bradford will play in the 7:30
David P. Dearing
former Baker County Prosecutor
SERIOUS INJURIES CAUSED BY
NEGLIGENCE OF ANOTHER
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Toll Free (888) 211-9451
All initial consultations are absolutely free.
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Babysitting in my home, fun, loving,
safe care, not meals and snacks, cur-
riculum activities as well as fresh air
and sunshine play time. Ages one year
and up. Reasonable rates. Please call
259-4423 or 338-6842 anytime. 2/12p
A'Donna Jackson's Income Tax Ser-
vice, Glen St. Mary. 904-759-0884.
Babysitting in my home, all ages, 6:00
am ? Monday Friday. Near 125 and
127. 838-2287. 1/22-2/26p
Debt reduction lunch and learn. Baker
County Chamber of Commerce, March
10, 11:30-12:30. RSVP for seating.
904-716-9769. Bring friend. 2/12p
Do you have a junk car or truck to sell
or haul off. Call 259-7968. 1/10tfc
Babysitting in my home, all ages,
Monday Friday, 6:00 am ? Close
to schools, references available. 259-
Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $50 boarding fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc
Happy Jack Mange Medicine promotes
healing and hair growth to any mange,
bare spot, on dogs and horses without
steroids. Glen Cash Store 259-2381.
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-
panied by payment and instructions.
They should be mailed to: Classified
Ads, The Baker County Press, P.O.
Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063. We
cannot assume responsibility for
accuracy of ads or notices given over
the telephone. Liability for errors in all
advertising will be limited to the first
publication only. If after that time, the
ad continues to run without notifica-
tion of error by the person or agency
for whom it was published, then that
party assumes full payment respon-
sibility. The Baker County Press
reserves the right to refuse advertis-
ing or any other material which in
the opinion of the publisher does not
meet standards of publication.
14' fiberglass V-hull with 25 horse
power Evenrude $3000 OBO. Call Char-
lie 910-7067. 2/12-2/19p
Vintage White sale featuring a fresh
new selection of antique crochet and
embroidered linens, quilts, table cloths
and more at the Franklin Mercantile.
Boat motor engine, transmission and
parts. All makes, many models, many
hard to find items. New, used and re-
built. ShipWreckSalvage.net, 312-324-
Corner computer desk, great condition
$100. Call 625-7925, leave message.
New guns, Bushmaster and DPMS .223
caliber carbine rifles. Concealed weap-
ons classes. Please call 259-9080.
2002 Springdale by Keystone camper,
two slide-outs, like new, $9000., 591-
9mm Calico M-950 50 round magazine,
$650. 536-2045. 2/12-2/19p
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
canvases, drawing pads and much
more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
Street, 259-3737. tfc
Bunk bed, $200. Call for information.
Single mattress and box spring $45,
large oriental-type rug 9x12 or larger
$40, Tiffany style lamp $20, baby rain
forest jumper/walker and crib mobile
$40 for both. 755-4456, 259-2271.
Traditional couch, end table and coffee
table, good condition, $300. Three piece
maple entertainment armoire, excellent
condition, $900. 703-9713, 710-0772.
Visit the historic Franklin Mercan-
tile, offering affordable antiques, col-
lectables and home furnishings. Open
Friday and Saturdays. At the railroad
crossing in Glen 259-6040. 2/5tfc
2000 36' travel trailer, L/R slide, two
doors, $9,995. 259-4428 or 904-334-
5657. 2/12- 2/19p
2008 double cab Toyota Tundra, T-
grade, 5.7, V8 motor, 20" BBS tires
and rims, tinted windows, towing
package, side steps, bed mat, back up
alarm, color black. Bought in.summer,
$23,000 firm. Ask for Scott 904-333-
2009 Ranger utility vehicles, have
hot new styling, easier steering, more
comfort, more storage. Smoother ride
and more features than ever. Call Kent
to get yours today. 904-710-9650.
1989 Ford F150 six cylinder, five speed,
runs good $800. 904-509-1781.2/12p
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4, load-
ed, $2800 OBO. 1999 Sebring convert-
ible, loaded, $2800 OBO. 2000 Toyota
Camry four door, four cylinder, auto-
matic, 87,000 miles, A/C, $2900 OBO.
2002 Mazda Protege 5, excellent con-
dition, low miles-70,000, great on gas,
white exterior, black cloth interior, tint-
ed windows, new tires, alpine stereo,
$7,000. 259-4443. 2/12-2/19p
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
Experienced roofers, out of town stay
required. Valid driver's license a must.
Call Monday Friday, 9:00 am 5:00.
pm. 904-259-8633. 2/12-2/19p
Fiscal Assistant, looking for very.quick
advancement. Must be multi-tasking
team player experienced in Quickbooks,
payroll and accounts payable process-
ing with ability to take on new tasks and
adapt to a changing environment. Full
time at $8-10 hr. Drug free EOE. Mail
resume to 101 E. Macclenny Avenue,
Macclenny, Fl 32063, fax to (904) 259-
6394 or e-mail to marybbccoa@nefcom.
Tire and lube technicians, pay based on
experience. TA Travelcenter in Baldwin.
Apply to Mark Holmes 904-266-4281
ext. 22 or e-mail resume to tal25shop@
20 year old female nanny looking for
full/part-time work in Macclenny area.
Just moved her from NC. Two years full-
time experience in childcare. Excellent
references. Contact 259-9966.
Christian CNA available for private in-
house care, seven days a week, have
references. Call 904-860-9905.
Notice to Readers
All real estate advertising in this newspaper is
subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes
it illegal to advertise "any preference, limita-
tion or discrimination based on race, color,
religion, sex, handicap, familiar status or
national origin, or an intention, to make any
such preference, limitation or discrimina-
tion." Familial status includes children under
the age of. 18 living with parents or legal cus-
todians, pregnant women and people secur-
ing custody of children under 18.
This newspaper will not knowingly accept
any advertising for real estate which is in
violation of the law. Our readers are hereby
informed that all dwellings advertised in this
newspaper are available on an equal oppor-
tunity basis. To complain of discrimination,
call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll
free telephone number for the impaired is
Owner financing, 3 BR, 2 BA, brand
new, great location, $5000 down. 904-
Two lots in Copper Creek, Unit IIl. Call
.72 acre homesite, houses only. At
entrance to Macclenny II subdivision,
$39,900. 904-219-0480. 1/29tfC
140 acres, one mile road frontage
$6000 per acre. 904-259-8028.
Beautiful 10 acre country estate, 2450
SF brick home, 4 BR, 2 Y2 BA, 40'x40'
barn, stocked fish pond, fruit trees.
Sacrificing due to death of husband,
$295,000. Acreage negotiable. Five
miles south of Glen off 1-10. 259-3371
or 386-397-5568. 2/12p
3 acres, high & dry, fish pond, homes
or mobile homes, set-up included,
owner financing or cash discount. 912-
You wanted to sell, now you need to
sell. I buy Baker County houses. 904-
1997 40x24 doublewide Redmond
mobile home, 2 BR, 2 BA, one acre, new
4" well, septic tank and drainfield, one
mile north of Glen, shown by appoint-
ment only, $69,000 firm. 259-6546 day
or 219-2842 evening. 7/24tfc
FSBO, 4 BR, 2 BA approximately five
acres at 17598 CR 127, Sanderson.
Fixer-upper listed at $85,000 contact
904-306-6707, email cuylerhomefor-
FSBO, 3 BR, 1 BA block house with
fireplace on five acres, 10-15% down,
$99,000 653-1656 leave message.
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
Dome at back of lot, $149,000. Call 859-
MacGlen Builders, Inc. Brick homes in
Macclenny from $145,000-$210,000.
4 BR, 3 BA, built in 2006, 3500 SF
under roof, 11.72 acres 25'x45' beach
pool. $375,000. 904-219-7062.
One acre on Steelbridge Road, $17,000.
Call 904-334-3361. 2/12-2/26p
3 BR, 2 BA, 2002 Homes of Merit on
2 acre fenced lot, $95,000.904-334-
Buy a home for less than renting. Nice
one acre lot in Macclenny with mature
trees and fenced back yard. 3 BR, 2
BA doublewide in process of remodel-
ing. Ready for move-in in just 30 days.
All.for just $78,000. 545-5485 or 334-
4 BR, 3 BA, central H/A, large yard,
$1000/month, $1000 deposit. 904-509-
5481. Located in Georgia bend.
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
YOUR SMART BABY! MLS#468881 A
Custom home is only minutes from city,
4BR 3BA 2,328 SF all on 11.74 acres.
Virtual tour on line. Buy today!
GREAT STARTER HOME! MLS#446670
#BR 2BA 1300 SF with nice fir plan w/split
BR, almost new appliances and much
NEW HOME SITES! MLS#462028
Beautiful new home site available for you
to build your dream home in this all brick
THE TIME IS NOW! MLS#453883
Excellent location. 4BR 2BA 1978 SF
fenced rear, huge master closet! Neutral
colors A must see today! $162,500
GREAT STARTER! MLS#461526 Move
in ready 3BR 2BA home with bonus
/office on almost /2 acre. "All appliances
READY FOR YOU! MLS#395644 Cute 3/2
in the country offers 1512 SF, 5.35 acres
very well maintained mobile home. Deck
SPACIOUS HOME -MLS# 443952
4BR/2BA with pool. Concrete block home
with brick front. Offers over 1600 SF. Call
for an appt. $114,000
GREAT PRICE! MLS# 394430 Must see
3/2 triple wide mobile home offers 1,584
SF 4.62 acre lot, walk in closets, fireplace.
5 Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-?, 6071 Copper Drive
DIA ? in Copper Creek. Infants, children clothes, toys,
p household items, lots of stufl.
Saturday, 8:00 am-noon, 1169 Copper Gate Place.
Oak curio, household items, clothing and more.
Saturday, 8:00 am-12:30 pm, 26543 CR 250, end of
125 and 250, second house behind store. Washer, dryer set $80, TV
$20, full computer set $75, clothes, etc.
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Beautiful ranch style home on 6.5
acres has 3 BR, 2 BA. New carpet
throughout and fresh paint, large family
room with adjoining kitchen. House has
an attached two-car carport. Renter's
application and one year lease required,
$1100 per month. Call 904-276-5559
or email email@example.com for
further info. 2/5-2/12p
3 BR, 1 BA, front porch and large yard
$750/month plus deposit. 259-6849.
Studio apartment, washer, dryer,
microwave furnished, $650/month,
$500 deposit, service animals only.
4 BR, 2 BA home in Cypress Point,
Macclenny, formal dining and living
rooms, family room, screened porch
and double-car garage. $1300/month
plus deposit. 918-691-3849.2/5-2/12p
3 BR, 1 BA upscale apartment located
downtown Macclenny. $800/monthly
plus $800 security deposit. Must see
509-7246, 838-2487. 2/12-2/19p
2 BR, 2 BA garden tub in master bed-
room, clean, good neighborhood, avail-
able March 1, $600/month, first, last
$300 security deposit. Service animals
only. 259-5877. 2/5tfc
2 BR, 2 BA mobile home like new, $700/
month, first month plus $500 deposit.
Glen area, service animals only. 259-
Nice 3 BR, 2 BA doublewide mobile
home, close to schools, large yard -
three acres, $800/month, $1600 depos-
it. 259-1461 after 5:00 pm. 2/12p
2 BR, 2 BA mobile home, move-in spe-
.cial. 259-3313. 2/12p
2 BR, 1 BA, mobile home $525 month,
$525 deposit. 904-334-1902. 2/12c
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home in Sanderson,
$625/month, plus deposit, lawn mainte-
nance included. Call Phillip 434-8487.
3 BR 2 BA mobile home on large lot.
Deposit required, $600/month. 545-
7688. 1 2/5-2/12p
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home on shady
acreage in town less than one mile to
interstate. Porch, central air, water soft-
ner, $600/month, $300 deposit. Service
animals only. Call Tom at 863-602-1264
after 5:00 pm. I 2/12p
2 BR, 1 BA apartment washer/dryer
hook-up, 231 South Third Street. One
year lease required, $575/month, $500
security deposit. 259-9797. 1/8tfc
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home two miles
inside Georgia line $500/month, first.
month and $500 security deposit. 629-
Wht~soI Re~dt)- Cot rp U~ T R
BRICK BEAUTY! MLS# 431773 Lovely 3BR/2BA'
3016 SF offers marble fireplace, eat in kitchen,
butler's pantry & in ground pool.
BRING EVERYONE! MLS#423992 Bring family,
pets and all the neighbors! This property will take
care of all. Bring all offers! $550,000
THE PLANTATION MLS# 465612 Beautiful 3BR/
2BA home on 2.54 acres in old nursery plantation.
Make this your dream home. $284,000
PERFECT LAND! MLS# 408378 45.63 Acres!
Great for horses & agriculture. CR121. Has older
home & 2 rentals. Close to St. Mary's River.
MOTIVATED SELLER! MLS#453352 Will
consider any and all offers regardless of the
amount. Very motivated seller. 2.29 acres, zoned
commercial. Located % mile off Interstate 10.
BRICK HOME MLS#467040 3BR/1.5A home in
the heart of Macclenny. Large lot, fenced yard,
affordable pricing. $81,000
IDEAL COMM. PROP MLS#397003 On interstate,
50.41 acres & seller will consider to build to suit.
Don't miss this great opportunity!
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
2 BR, 1 BA apartment, $700/month,
$600 deposit. 351 N. Lowder. 259-
Southside condo for rent, 2 BR, 2 BA,
all appliances including dishwasher,
washer/dryer. Gated community min-
utes from UNF, downtown, St. Johns
Center, Tinseltown and Avenues Mall.
Lindsay at 904-652-7715. 2/12-2/19p
Homes and mobile homes for rent
from $750-850 monthly. 259-3343.
2 BR, 2 BA, 14x70 with new appliances
on private lot in country, $600/month,
$600 deposit, services animals only.
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, garbage
pickup, water & lawn maintenance pro-
vided, $450-$585. 912-843-8118.
Mobile homes. 2 and 3 BR, A/C, service
animals only, $500-$575 plus deposit.
Lovely home with many upgrades, 3 BR,
2 BA 1875 SF, $1200 per month, $1000
deposit. Call 408-9146. Monarch.2/12p
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 doublewide on Y2 acre on
corner of 125 South and Mudlake Road;,.
$750/month, $1050 deposit. Call 904-
259-9066. Available March 1st. 2/5tfc
Efficiency apartment, all utilities included
$525/month, first, last, $300 security.
3 BR, 1 BA brick home, fenced-in back
yard, carport, shed, alarm system, close
to schools, $850/month. 904-397-0094.
1997 Redman doublewide 28x80, 4 BR,
3 BA, living room, dining room, den and
laundry room. Very nice, asking $40,000.
Call 910-7146. 2/12p
Brand new 2008 28x56 Fleetwood,
delivered, setup, A/C, skirting and steps
installed $434.34 a month. 259-8028.
Brand new 2009 32x56 Fleetwood,
delivered, setup, A/C, skirting and steps
installed $469.29 a month. 259-8028.
Used 28x56, living room, den, 3 BR, 2 BA
$15,000. As is, where is. 259-8028.
S1395 Chaffee Road
HOME & ACREAGE! MLS#440833 Nice 4/2
mobile hm w/2296 SF, 10 acre lot, built in
bookshelves, HUGE kitchen, 2 Irg fish ponds.
JUST REDUCED! MLS#404867 6/3 Offers 3001
SF, 1 acre lot, commercial kitchen, indoor utility,
fenced back yard & more!
VACANT LAND! MLS#417797 Only 3000/acre!
Investors & developers must see! Fastest growing
counties in FL!
HIGH & DRY! MLS# 428488 5.63 acres for you to
build your dream home! Surrounded by gorgeous
homes. Large pole barn. Homes only.
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 together. $600,000
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
SECLUDED ACRES! MLS# 438950 Thirteen
private & secluded acres. Partially fenced
with water & power already installed. Close to
GREAT LANDI MLS# 448623 Eighty acres ready
to bhe 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
Mini-Yorkie, tri-color, female, no tags,
answers to Lilly. 8th Avenue in Mac-
clenny by park. Reward 259-9222.
Band new 2009 Fleetwood 32x80,
delivered, setup, A/C, skirting and steps
installed $575.78 a month. 259-8028.
2001 16x80, 4 BR, 2 BA, washer/dryer,
$18,500. 904-334-8904. 2/5-2/12p
Premium office space for lease on newly
renovated downtown College Street. Great
Parking, must see. Call 509-7246.
Office space for rent, prime location,
downtown Macclenny, $588.50 per month
plus deposit. Call 259-6546. 1/8ftc
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 ihtersec-
tion with plenty, of, parking space, call 259-
The. Baker High wrestling
team participated in the district
match at Wakulla High school
on February 6, and seven of eight
wrestlers won their way into the
regional competition, this Friday
and Saturday for a chance to
advance to the state tournament
next weekend in Lakeland.
The results by weight class:
Tucker McCullough 112 (district
champion); Justin Wheaton 119
4th; Chris Tran 125 3rd, wrestled
for third with a shattered nose;
Matt Faudree 130 4th; Noah Da-
vis 135 2nd; Lance Rayburn 140
4th; Gage Preston 152 3rd; Trent
Stuhr 215 5th.
The Wildcat wrestling team
finished its regular season at
Bradford County on January 27
The results by weight class:
Tucker McCullough 119 win by
pin; Justin Wheaton 112 loss;
Chris Tran 125 win; Matt Fau-
dree 130 win; Noah Davis 135
win by pin; Lance Rayburn 140
loss; Gage Preston 152 loss;
Trent Stuhr 215 loss.
The team celebrated senior
night on January 29 before the
match. against Ft. White, and
recognized Tucker McCullough:
andsthe effort hefhas.given to the
wrestling program the past two
The results from this meet:
112 Justin Wheaton win; 119
Tucker McCullough win; 125
Chris Tran win; 130 Matt Fau-
dree win; 135 Noah Davis win;
140 Lance Rayburn loss; 152
Gage Preston win.
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, February 12, 2009 Page 13
JV cheerleaders take
top place in division
Congratulations to the BCHS competitive cheerleaders. The girls
'went into competition last weekend in Jacksonville and won the junior
varsity division at the Jamfest Cheerleading Competiton.
4 rThe junior varsity cheerleaders received the highest score among all
'J of the cheer teams (level 4, level 5, varsity, and coed varsity ) in all
levels, and were awarded the Grand Championship for the competi-
-l.7 The title earns them a paid entry fee to the US Finals that will be
held in Las Vegas on April 17-18. The cheerleaders also brought home
.the Spirt Award, awarded to the cheer or dance team with the most
SThe team will be raising money this spring to make the trip to Ne-
S' .g vada.
wildcat so ball team posts two victories in pre-season
The Lady Wildcat softball
team notched its first two victo-
ries of the young season in a pair
of pre-season wins over Yulee
and West Nassau. The Cats de-
feated the Lady Warriors in their
own tournament over the week-
end in Callahan.
The girls are oh the road this
week to start the regular season
with a Tuesday game at First
Coast and a Thursday matchup
Raiders bounce Cats
The Santa Fe Red Raiders
broke open a close game with a
20-9 run in the fourth quarter to
end the Lady Wildcats' hopes of
a district crown on February 6
in the semi-finals of the district
tournament at BCHS. Santa Fe
went on to defeat Ridgeview in
the finals on Saturday.
The Lady Cats took a slim
two-point lead' near the end of
the first period, but the Red Dev-
ils battled back to tie the game
at 22 going into halftime. Santa
Fe pulled ahead at the start of the
second half .but the Cats kept it
Destiny de la Pena played
well for the Cats and Brittany
Ruise was back on the court af-
ter an ankle injury, though not at
"Our game plan was to try pnd
slow them down, which we did
for three periods," said Coach
Franklin Griffis. "We started
running: out of gas. during the
fourth period and found our-'
selves behind, then had to switch
our defensive strategy. We just
couldn't keep up with them as
they'pulled away. I thought we
played extremely well, though.
This has been the best win/loss
record (18-9) in the five years
that I have been coaching the
In the fourth period it was all
Raiders. BCHS could not match
the furious pace Santa Fe shifted
into in the last few minutes and
the Raiders captured the game.
De la Pena led BCHS with 19
points and 5 rebounds. Ruise had
11 points and 7 rebounds. Kiana
Parker led the way defensively
with 11 rebounds.
The Wildcats easily won their
way into the semi-final with a 43-
22 pasting of Middleburg. The
Broncos couldn't manage to get
into double figures in any quarter
as the Wildcat defense shut down
with Eagle's View.
The girls pounded Yulee 10-3
in the opener, scattering 13 hits to
just three for Yulee, which didn't
help its cause with five errors in
Wildcat Ashley Holton went
three for four and scored four
runs. Bridget Williams went two
for four with a pair of runs and
Ashley Curry also scored two
runs. Cami Craig struck out 11
batters as she went the distance
on the mound.
It was a much closer game
when the Cats faced off against
West Nassau. The Cats erased a
two-run Warrior lead in the third
inning scoring three of their own.
With two outs in the inning,
Ashley Curry cracked a double.
Krista Smith singled to put run-
ners on first and third.
Ashley Holton singled to
bring home Curry and pitcher
Tiffany Smith helped her cause
when she singled to bring home
Krista Smith. A single by Kristin
Williamson brought in Tiffany..
Smith to give BCHS the lead.
The Cats padded their lead in
the top of the sixth when right
fielder Craig smacked a double.
Ashley Tracy singled to bring
her in to secure the win.
Well Drilling ~ Water Softeners & Purification
Septic Tanks ~ Drain Fields ~ Iron Filters
WE'RE YOUR WATER EXPERTS
Licensed in Florida & Georgia'
Major credit cards accepted.
Calling all upcoming 2009-2010
Kindergartners and their parents.
There will be four classes, each one hour long,
with activities to help you and your child make a smooth
transition into Kindergarten.
We will meet at the Baker County Pre-K/
Kindergarten Center, 362 South Blvd. East.
Registration begins Jantiary 12, 2009
Please call the
o's Pre-K/Kindergarten Center at
to sign your child up for our
Kindergarten Readiness classes.
D ates anid:Times -
for the classes are:':
Tuesday, January 20 at 6:00 p.rn.
Tuesday. February,17 at 6:00 p.m.
S' Tuesday, March17 at 6:00 p.m.
( 'Tuesday. Ap.ri 21 at 6:00 p.m.
Complete site & underground
Fill din starling at $100 per load
Land Clearing Ponds Demolition
Air conditioners Heat pumps
21 hour 7 day emergency service!
Call Vince Farnesi,
P i l
GATEWAY PEST CONTROL,
All types of pest control
Call Esion, Shannon ior Bill
As ..ibout our fire am control
One Call Does It All
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ANGEL AQUA. INC.
Water softeners Iron irllers
Ciry or well systems
Sales Rentals Service Repairs
Total waler softeners supplies
97 S. 6ih Street Macclenny
ALL FLORIDA METALS
Free junk removal
MUNSON ELECTRIC, INC.
For all your electrical needs
Service and repairs
Resiential and commercial
si., le C:,:n F i0l0 1i1 I 1 -2 8 'p
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C.F. WHITE YOUR AD COULD BE HERE! PRINTING & FAXING
YOUR Black & Wiie, Color Copies,
SEPTIC TANK SERVICES Ine.pensive advertising al works Custom Busness FColor ops.
New systems & repairs Only $8.00 a wee-F or 15 words Business Cards, Sgns, Stikers
Field dirt l'Top soil Business yards, Signs, Stickers
BField did & Tackhp soil 259-2400 and so much nmorelt
Culvdoer & installed wor : The Oice Mart
Culverts nslalled FILL DIRT 110 Soulh Fifth Street
275-2474 Culverts installed 259-3737
509-0930 cell Tim Johnson A B "Tr1,,BB
ALLEN'S LAWN AND
Mowing, edging, mulching,
(lean-ups. sodding remoi:val
10 l 1i
MACGLEN BUILDERS, INC.
'our plans or our plans
SBentley Rnoden -
A & D IRRIGATION
AND PRESSURE WASHING
Residential and C,:nmmeri al
Iinstallations and Repairs
Family' Owned and Operated
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KONNIl'S KLEAR POOLS
We build in-ground pools
We sell and install
DOUGHBOY above-ground pools
Service Renovations* Cleaning
Repairs Crhemicals Pans
698-E West Macclenny Ave
Ine- ii:o Raynor's Pharmacy
Fall &'Winier hours
10 00 aim6 00 pm
Saturday 10 00 am-2 00 piil
PEACOCK PAINTING, INC.
Proles, ic'iial painting
Fully insured Locally owned
25 years e. perience
Engineered trusses for your new
Home Barn Shed Etc
Li,: RC00670"'03 12 23n,:
THE OFFICE MART
Oils acrylics watercolors,
canvases drawing pads
& much more!
110 Souin Fdin Street
2 and ti wells
Call Roger or Roger Dale
Licensed & Insured
Family owned & operated
YOUR AD COULD BE HERE!
Ine pensive advertising ihal works
Only $8 00 a week lor 15 words
JOHN DEDMON CO., LLC
Any type construction, we can do it
L,( #CGC019625 1,15irr.
I DO HONEY DO'S
Garrett Home Improvements
No job too small
Licensed & insured
& UTILITIES LLC.
Roadways paving, rock. striping,
Clearing and general site clean up.
* Sanitary sewer, services and repairs
* Storm drain force mains, water lift
No job too big or small
Call for bids'
1 ;-2 i9
A & R ROOFING. INC.
New roofs Root rep.iis
1 1- __ _
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, February 12, 2009 Page 14
PINEVIEW PRICE $22,551
YOUR PRICE" $18,301
WITH 1.9% TO 72 MONTHS
PINEVIEW PRICE $37,108
WITH 1.9% TO 72 MONTHS
200 CHEVi NE*LT IDR
ON MOST'08 AND '09
i. CHEVY MODELS A
PINEVIEW PRICE $15,416
YOUR PRICE" $14,416
WITH 1.9% TO 72 MONTHS
*ON SELECT MODELS. W.A.C. 0% FOR 60 MONTHS CAN NOT BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH REBATE PRICES.
PINEVIEW PRICE $30,879
YOUR PRICE" $28,629
WITH 1.9% TO 72 MONTHS
'07 Chevy Aveo
Hatchback, 4 Cyl., GM Certified
NADA Price $12,975
Pineview Discount -$2,980
TODAY'S PRICE $9,995
'07 Chevy Impala
Auto, Air, PW, Stk #AP3613
NADA Price $16,215
Pineview Discount $1,130
TODAY'S PRICE $14,995
'07 Chevy Cobalt
Automatic, 4 Cyl., GM Certified
NADA Price $12,987
Pineview Discount $4,492
TODAY'S PRICE $8,495
'06 Chevy Impala
Auto, V6, PW, PL
NADA Price $14,995
Pineview Discount $2,010
TODAY'S PRICE $12,985
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273 E. Macclenny Ave. 259-6117
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2009 CHEVY TRAVERSE UT
MSRP $32,240, #9014