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Title: The Baker County press
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Paid circulation leader Winner of8 state awards forjournalism excellence in 2008

79th Year, Vol. 43 Thursday, February 26,2009 Macclenny, Florida 50

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Florida Division of Forestry Ranger Charles Chanaki, pictured above, released
6000 ping-pong sized-balls from a helicopter to ignite a controlled burn of 2000'
acres in the John Bethea State Forest near Taylor.



ignite forest

Press Staff
With the most active months
of wildfire season starting
next month, the Division of
Forestry ignited about 2000
acres of the John Bethea State
Forest'in north Baker County
on February 24 using a rela-
fively new technique known as.
This pre-
scribed burn-
ing method
- which was
being tested
only two years
ago drops -
plastic ping-
pong sized
balls from a
helicopter. The
balls explode and ignite after
hitting the ground.
The explosion comes from
a chemical reaction inside the
balls, which are injected with
anti-freeze by a machine just
before they're dropped. After
the anti-freeze mixes with a
powdery chemical already
inside the balls, it takes about
30 seconds for them to burst
into flames.
The helicopter is manned
by a pilot and a forest ranger
controlling the machine. "I'm
basically hanging out the side
of the machine," said Ranger

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Charles Chanaki, who was
performing the job for only the
"You're basically laying
rows. It's like crop dusting,"
said pilot John Rourke.
The balls are strategically
placed so that the wind pushes
the fires over the area set for
burning. Before the chopper
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takes off, fire lines are burned
'manually around the perimeter
of the bum zone to halt the
fire's progress.
"It's so much more faster
and a more efficient way to
burn," Mr. Rourke said.
However, help-burning. is
only the preferred method
when dealing with large tracts
of land, 'usually at least 500
"Five or six-thousand acres
is the most I've ever burned,",
said the pilot.
DOF dropped roughly 6000
such balls to' accomplish the
controlled burn, which like
other prescribed fires was de-
signed to reduce the buildup
of wildfire fuel and restore the
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Ribbons on

Press Staff
A note posted at the door of
the school district's transporta-
tion department addresses co-
workers of Haleigh Cummings'
grandmother, a Glen St. Mary
resident and school bus driver.
"We heard from Marie Griffis
and she wanted everyone to know
that she is thankful for all the
thoughts and prayers from ev-
eryone. Please remember to keep
them in your prayers," reads the
message, which also tells people
how to donate to Haleigh's fam-
The missing 5-year-old's
mother, grandfather and grand-
aunt also live in Baker County.
Ms. Griffis has remained camped
with Haleigh's mother, Crystal
Cummings of Glen, near the ab-
duction site in Putnam County

since the investigation began.
The great aunt, Patricia Yeomans, is also a Baker County school
bus driver, and reminders of Haleigh can be found all over the bus
garage on Lowder Street in Macclenny. There are notes on the bul-
letin board, employees wear Haleigh pins and each bus grill in the
yard is adorned with a pink ribbon in her honor.
"She has a lot of friends here," said Ms. Yeomans after finishing
her route.February 24. "We got to talking about how we could sup-
port Haleigh and Marie and help to get the word out. We decided on
the bus ribbons and made pins and flyers. We're working on having
shirts made, too. I'm going to wear something everyday until she's
Con'tentrating on getting information out about the case has
helped Ms. Yeomans cope with Haleigh's disappearance. Talking
about it and praying-for her safe return has also comforted the family

Rep.Adkins fles billthat would ch

first timepaving but increase re-sur

State Represen-
tative Janet Adkins
filed a bill this
month that would SCR
make it cheaper to Assi
pave the county's no I
400 miles of dirt for r
roads, but also
more expensive to
resurface or repair
paved roads in poor
The proposed
bill, HB 819, would
take the roughly $68
million now under
two Florida Depart-
ment of Transporta-
tion grant programs aime(
helping small counties res
face roads and combine th

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into a new program called the
Rural County Road Improve-
ment Program (RCRIP).
RCRIP would replace the


in recent weeks, she said.-
"Anything to get the word out there and keep it out there and keep
it in everyone's memory. It could be a long time," she said.
When asked how her family is handling the national media spot-
light that's been focused on the case, Ms. Yeomans said, "I'm sure
it's been hard on them, but it's for Haleigh. If we have to stand in
front of cameras and talk about Haleigh, we'll stand there all day
She asked that everyone keep praying for Haleigh, spread the
word about her disappearance and circulate her picture.
"Anyone with information should call it in," said Ms. Yeomans.
, "Even if it's the smallest thing, call it in."
Young Haleigh disappeared from her father's mobile home near
Satsuma on February 10, an event that soon caught the interest of'
media here in the United States and overseas.

Small County Road
Assistance Pro-
gram (SCRAP) and
the Small County
Outreach Program
SCRAP began in
1999 and is budget-
ed up to $25 million
annually for eligible
projects, which in-
clude resurfacing in
counties with popu-
lations under 75,000
and those that meet
specific property
and gas tax require-
three counties in the

(See page 2)

High school drama students perform a number from the musical "Mama Mia." See page 11 for the fill story.

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Press Staff ,
In about a month, Baker
Correctional Development
Corporation (BCDC) will fi-
nalize loans totaling more than
half a m'illi6n dollars to fund
infrastructure improvements to
the new jail and sheriff's office
complex site under construc-
tion north of Macclenny on CR
The new facility will only
take up 20 acres of the roughly
90-acre property, but by up-
grading water, sewer and tele-
communications infrastruc-
ture throughout the site, the
remaining land will be easier
to sell and likely fetch a much
higher price than the $33,000
per acre the BCDC paid, said
Danny Thomas, the project's
The improvements were not
included in the $45 million
bonded by the BCDC to fund
construction of the jail and
sheriff's administration build-
ing, however.
The nonprofit's board of
directors will consider at their
next meeting, expected March
18, a roughly $347,000 loan
agreement with First National
Bank of Clarksville, Texas to
fund telephone infrastructure
throughout the site.
The work will be completed
by local service provider NEF-
COM, a subsidiary of Townes
Tele-Communications, Inc. in
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Firewise Day at Taylor
The, Taylor
community, .with
assistance from
i-the Baker County
Fire Department,
Florida Division
of Forestry and
US Forest Service,
held its first
annual Firewise
Clean-up Day A chipper grinds up limbs during Taylor'cleanup.
February 21.
The Firewise clean-up was an opportunity for residents to make
an impact towards keeping their community and homes safe from
the threat of wildfires.
During the event, 12 homeowners received assistance in remov-
ing flammable brush and overhanging tree limbs from around their
homes. About 20 Taylor residents spent the day working side by
side with local, state and federal resources.
The Baker County Fire Department, led by -Chief Richard
Dolan, fumishe an13 firefighters to clear brush. The department
also supplied their "rehab"' truck to keep workers hydrated with
ice after and Gatorade throughout the day truck
SThe Florida Division of Forestry sent 13 more firefighters along
with a variety of power saws, .mowers and a brush chipper. The
USFS brought another 10 firefighters, several power saws and a
Super-Track mulching machine to clear brush.w
A Forester Service grant, implementedthrough the Division
of Forestry, purchased most of the power tools used during the
clean-up day and paid for the services of two professional tree-
trimming contractors with aerial bucket trucks.
Baker County Commissioner Mike Griffis also lent a hand with
the work and visited with firefighters and residents.
e t was great to see all the federal, state and local firefighters
working together," he said. I hope that. more people will take
advantage of this great opportunity next year; Taylor residents can
take pridersn knowing they have partnered with their fire protec-
tion agencies and taken a stand to protect themselves from wild-
After a morning of hard work, a BBQ chicken lunch sponsored
by the Florida Forestry Arson Alert Association, was served to the
56 Firewise clean-up participants. The activities continued until
nearly 5:00 pm and generated the equivalent of four dump truck
loads of wood chips.
The homes are now safer from the threat of wildfires, and fire-
fighters have a safety zone around those homes in which to work
when defending them from wildfire.
For more information on the Firewie communities program go
to or call the local Division of Forestry or fire
department office.

Flammable 'ping-pongs..
(from page 1) "We're looking fol wind in
natural habitat in fire-dependent field ortr andthe nue ofr
ecosystems like the John Bethea field moisture and the number of iit
forest. days since the last rain. If it's too
"It's creeping up," DOF wet it won't burn, but if it's too
spokesperson Annaleasa Winter dry it can damage the trees. The
said of the drought index, a key coupervisoroler it isthe better we are," he
indicator for wildfire danger. said.
"But you want it a bit dry for the The cost of controlled burns
bum to do what it's supposed to usually runs about.$300 an hour
do." and this week's burn was bud-
Conditions have to be just geted about $10,000. Once ignit-
right for a prescribed burn to ed, officials said the burn would
take place, explained DOF area only last a couple of hours.
supervisor John Raulerson.

Adkins bill would cheapen

(from page 1)
state are eligible for SCRAP.
SCRAP also doesn't require
a local match; its grants cover
100 percent of a project. That's
not the case with SCOP grants,
which are funded, with about
$43 million a year.
SCOP dollars will pay 75 per-
cent of the resurfacing cost and
counties with populations of up
to 150,000 are eligible for assis-
tance. However, the 25 percent
local match can be made through
in-kind services performed by
county road departments. There
are 38 counties currently eligible
for SCOP funding.
The last road project complet-
ed using either program was the
resurfacing of CR 23B. That was
funded using SCRAP money,
said Robert Fletcher, head of the
road department. ,
The county intends to use
'SCOP dollars for repaving.
Lowder Street from SR 121 to
CR 23C and SCRAP funds to
resurface CR- 229 from 1-10
south to the county line. Those
projects are in the engineering
Ms. Adkins' bill would elimi-
nate both programs and replace
them- with RCRIP, which can
be used for many projects not
included under the existing pro-
grams like one-time paving of
dirt roads and construction of
drainage improvements to re-
duce maintenance costs.
"Time and time again I heard
from county commissioners
that there was a great need to
pave dirt roads and that current
funding streams did not allow
forthat," said Ms. Adkins. "The
whole purpose is to give greater
flexibility to pave dirt roads and
to correct drainage problems."
However, what's lost in this
potential transition from two
programs to one is the no-match
provision for SCRAP. The new
RCRIP funds all carry the 25

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percent match.. .
"We're working on that'' Ms. .
;,. Adki,ns said, adding, that amendr,,
ments addressing the elimina-
tion of no-matching fund pro-
visions will be worked on in
coming weeks: But, she said,
"Absent any changes to the ex-
isting programs, there wouldn't
be any funding available to pave
dirt roads."
Another amendment to the
bill to allow for bridge repairs
was under consideration this
According to an analysis of
the bill from the county's Talla-
hassee lobbyist Chris Doolin, the
new program also calls for coun-
ties to levy a minimum property
tax rate of $10 per $1000 of tax-
able property value, or levy $8,
per $1000 of taxable property
value and impose the maximum
local gas tax.
The county's current prop-
erty tax rate is $7.43 per $1000
of taxable value, which means it
would have to raise taxes to be
eligible for the new program.
That's something County Com-
missioner Alex Robinson wants
removed from the bill.


"There's so many glitches with
:this-thing,". he,said. v"Aen'our''
good ,friends,i n Nassau' County'
don't qualify because they don't
access eight mills either."
Mr. Robinson is also op-
posed to provisions that man-
date the 25-percent local match.
If bridge repairs become eligible
for funds, he" said one north of
Sanderson would probably cost
$3 million to replace.
"There's no way we could
come up with 25 percent of
that," said Mr. Robinson, who
served on a committee that es-
tablished the SCOP and SCRAP
programs in the 1990s.
"I don't want to see a good
program go away," he said.
RCRIP also opens up assis-
tance to municipalities like the
City of Macclenny, instead of
limiting it to the counties. That
would spread the funds over
more recipients and reduce each
recipient's potential share of the
whole, Mr. Doolin said in his
Other features of the bill in-
clude reserving 20 percent of
federal transportation dollars
for small rural counties and es-


tablishingan advisory council
forittieprogram made up of the
governor, FDOT; speaker of the
house and senate president.
"I didn't like the people in-
volved," Mr. Robinson said of
the council. "We don't need the
governor and cabinet involved ...
I was fine with the committee
and program like it was."

Toxic roundup
The Baker County toxic
roundup will be held Saturday,
March 21. Safely dispose of your
household hazardous wastes at
the Baker County Agricultural
Center on US 90 west in Mac-
cldenny from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
This is free for residents. and
only a small fee for businesses.
For more information call
Robert Fletcher at275-2373.'

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Thursday, February 26,2009

We all need a

lesson in fiscal

As I write this,
President Obama ON POINT
is. preparing to
address the nation IN PRINT
and Congress.
the White House
five weeks and I have feeling the American
people are about see that he's not all sunshine
and rainbows.
I did a quick read over some excerpts from
Mr. Obama's speech that were released to the
press, and it sounds like we're going to get
lectured. And most of us probably deserve a
good lecture, especially when it comes to fiscal
We've become a nation of borrowers and
spenders. Most of us don't save. Most of us
don't live within our means. The same has been
true of government for quite some time.
Spending has been off the charts, thanks to
the war in Iraq, which as far I can tell benefited
two main groups (maybe) the Iraqi people
and Department of Defense contractors.
Meanwhile taxes were cut, and not for me
(which I personally resent, of course). It's not
like we couldn't have predicted this. More
spending plus less taxe revenue equals no more
budget surplus. In fact, it means deficits and
more borrowing from foreign nations like big-
bad China.
So when the president submits his budget
to Congress, I hope he sticks to his. guns on
eliminating programs' that don't work, while
propping up those that do. His signing of the
children's health insurance bill recently was
example of the latter.
It provides low-cost health insurance for
families with incomes to high to qualify for
Medicaid, but too little to afford.private cover-
age. The price tag was big, but I'm sure it pales,
in comparison to all the indigent care costs that
we all subsidize due to a lack of affordable pre-
ventative care. High blood pressure is much
cheaper to treat than a heart attack or cardiac
surgery or a pacemaker.
Sorry about the tangent, but my girlfriend
works for Healthy Start.
I also hope the president delivers a wake
up call to Congress and the American people.
Wasteful spending on no-bid government con-
tracts or Welfare programs that don't move
people out of poverty but instead perpetuate
itshould be axed. And yes, the Warren Buffets
and Rupert Murdochs of the world should pay
more taxes so I don't have to.
Mr. Obama claims to have a plan to save
$2 trillion in the next 10 years. He spent about
half that in less than a month; lets hope he can
rework the other side of the balance sheet just
as effectively.
In my house, it's only been the last nine
months or so that we've stopped using credit
cards and began paying all of our bills on or
before their due dates. Believe me, it's a good
And although our financial woes were more
linked to my girlfriend getting a full-time pay-
check than the recession, we're now starting to
pay down our debt, save a little for emergencies
and still put food on the coffee table (we eat in
front of the TV).
The US government needs to find a way to
do the same. \

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Boisterous New Orleans the

best location for 'Fat Tuesday'

Happy Fat Tuesday.
At least it's Fat Tuesday M y S1
as I write this. It's one of my
favorite holidays and one of THE MN
the least known outside of
Louisiana. Fat Tuesday is ROBERI
Mardi Gras Day, a day of
good will, purple, green and
gold bead-wearing and general craziness.
Mardi Gras Day, or Fat Tuesday as it is
known in New Orleans, is the day before
Ash Wednesday, 40 days before Easter.
Ash Wednesday is the start of Lent and
Mardi Gras, or Carnival, is a day of cele-
bration in Catholic countries before giving
up frivolity for Lent.
For the month prior to Ash Wednesday
there are parades and parties and dances
all over Louisiana and the Gulf Coast.
New Orleans, Venice and Rio are the
Mardi Gras/Carnival capitals, but Mobile,
Alabama claims to have had the first Mardi
Gras in the US.
I love Mardi Gras, and my wife Kelley
and I used to go all the time. In my office
* at home I have a big glass jar filled with
colored beads and trinkets I have collected
from Mardi Gras trips.
If you have never been to Mardi Gras in
New Orleans, it is an experience never to
be missed. You will either love it or hate
it. I love it, although I haven't been in a
I actually started going to Mardi Gras in
conjunction with a theatre festival at LSU.
I would bring a show to the festival and on
the way home we stopped in New Orleans
for a few parades.
The first time I went.with a group of
high school students it was a real culture
shock for all of us, myself included. For
one thing, we weren't prepared for the
nearly 1 million people swelling down-
town New Orleans. Many of them were in
costume and more than a few were drunk.
It was 10:00 am and the first thing that
greeted us as we got off our yellow school
buis was a man ahead of us suddenly bent
over at the waist and throwing up on his
shoes. He then looked at us through red
eyes, said, "Dude!" and kept walking. My
guess was he had been drinking since the
night before.
This was the mid-eighties and my naive
BCHS kids looked at each other horrified.
A similar thing happened a decade later and
one of the students said to another, "This is
gonna be great!" Times had changed.
Back then my response was, "You're
going to stick to me, like glue," They all
nodded and moved closer.
Of course, we were -dealing with high


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school students here and
)E OF some of them were easily
distracted. As we pushed,
UTTER our way through the crowds
on Cahal Street look-
;ERARD ing for a place to view the
parade, one of the girls said,
"Where's Lance?"
One of our students had indeed disap-
peared into the morass of revelers. "Stay
here and don't move." They didn't intend
It didn't take me long to find Lance. He
was a block back, literally clutching a light
pole like a life preserver. When he saw me
his eyes lit up like the people in the Titanic
lifeboats when they saw the rescue ship
He muttered something in a language I
had never heard. He was so terrified that
he had lost 1ll ability to speak. I took him
by the arm and led him back to the group.
They were as happy to see me as him. We
pushed our way to the front of the crowd
and waited for the Isis parade to begin.
If you don't like crowds, if you don't
like noise, if you don't like people liv-
ing alternative lifestyles dressed up in
costumes with feathers, if you don't like
happy sloppy drunks, you're not going to
like Mardi Gras. But like a million other
New Orleaners and tourists discover every
year, it can also be a lot of fun.
Social clubs sponsor floats. They have a
theme and they dress in elaborate costumes.
The floats are very expensive, to build and
the members of each club, or Krew, throw
beads and cheapftrinkets to.the crowd. The
crowd yells, "Throw me something, mis-
ter," to the men and women on the float.
My students were quick and soon were
covered with beads. They were laughing
and reaching and catching and comparing
and generally having the time of their life.
The girls got beads handed to them from
the float, and one year, drama girl. Danna
BoutwelL received the plum of all Mardi
Gras plums, the golden coconut. handed
down to her from the Zulu float. They only
hand out a few-of those, usually to relatives
or to the prettiest girls.
"I had to elbow an old lady for these,"
said Mark Bryant, holding up a pair of
long, white "pearls." "She didn't like it
much, but I was younger and quicker."
Like I said, I haven't been in a few
years. But as I write this, I feel the urge
to eat King cake and jambalaya and elbow
old ladies for cheap beads.
Bon Temps Rouler Let the Good
Times Roll.
Happy Mardi Gras.

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Forestry bulldozers clear debris from property during laytor cleanup aay.

Taylor cleanup was great!

Dear Editor:
If you live in Taylor and did not participate in the cleanup day last
weekend, you really missed out. My husband and I signed up and
we're so glad we did.
The equipment and manpower made available to us was over-
whelming. We removed several trees that were close to the house;
others were trimmed and much underbrush removed. We could never
afford to have this work done.
The chipper did not make it to our site because the workday was cut
short due to a brush fire. So, while it may look like we were left with a
mess, we understand the chipper will be brought back.
Thanks, to the Taylor Firewise board, the county fire department,
Florida Division of Forestry,' US Forest Service and our neighbors in
Taylor. Because of this interagency effort, our home is a safer place.
Knowing how quickly fires can spread, this also makes the whole
neighborhood safer.
Nora H. Vines

The world economy

intertwined? Yes, sir!
An acquain- M oil-based econo-
tance, a big of mies in the
a wag himself, Middle East and
recently ob- JIM McGAULEY South America,
served that only -- --- ----------- we are all tied
undertakers and together whether
Mexican drug lords seem to be we like it or not.
unfazed by the current economic A recent e-mail wailed about
woes. the Obama stimulus bill and
The world economy, he what effect it will have on our
mused, is more interconnected economy.
than we realized as late as one Take the extra money you'll
year ago. We'd like to think the be taking home each week and
United States is still an eco- spend it at Walmart. The money,
nomic behemoth and immune to because we don't have any and
what happens in other markets, have to go into massive debt
in this hemisphere or elsewhere. for the stimulus, comes from
It's not, of course. treasury bonds sold to (guess?)
All worldwide recessions and --China.
a deep depression had profound If you choose to buy an HD
impacts across the globe the last television, it came from China
century. We just didn't realize it as well.
as readily as we do today. Put a down payment on a car
You could say, for instance, or truck. Many people recoil
that the Great Depression cou- from buying from the American
pled with crippling economic Big Three. Will they be here in
vises tightened up on the losers three years?
of World War I and led to World So, you're likely then to
War II. choose a product from Japan or
Economic downturns in the Korea. The money ultimately
more prosperous western econo- goes back to them.
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More help for the indigent on electric bills

Increase funding also available for weatherization

Press Staff
The Northeast Florida
Community Action Agency
(NFCAA) announced last week
that increased funding from the
federal government will double Federa
the number of families it can as- dispel
sist in 2009 by paying their power the State
bills in emergency circumstances
and weatherizing their homes to low- to NE
er future bills.
The $7.1 million is dispersed r
through the Florida Department of
Community Affairs' Low-Income
Home Energy Assistance and Weather- 2008
ization Programs.
The energy assistance program of- Approximtenumberfl
fers financial help to low-income fami- Approximate number of I
lies with high burden energy costs.
NFCAA executive director John
Edwards Jr. said the program can
pay. utilities up to $600, which is
$200 more than the maximum in
"Applicants must be in a crisis
and be able to prove it with power bills
and their account information," he said, adding that a cri-
sis is when families are unable to pay their bills or are in
danger of having their power turned off for nonpayment.
That program serves primarily the elderly, the disabled and
households with young children.
The weatherization program helps families reduce future energy
costs by paying for home repairs that improve energy efficiency and


." conservation. The repairs can include
installing insulation, reducing air
leaks and heating and cooling
"While the energy assistance
I\I program is designed as a short-'
unds term solution to a serious financial
?d by crisis, the weatherization program
will result in long-term energy ef-
SFlorida ficiency and health safety," said Mr.
:AA Edwards. "Both programs will give our
-AA community much needed support dur-
ing the coming months."
Both programs also have income re-
quirements. Single persons cannot earn
more'than about $16,000 per year while
S2009 families of four are restricted to about
erCountyfamilies assisted Mr. Edwards said the. program
served about 400 people in Bak-
er County last year through the
NFCAA office at 96 W. Lowder St.
near the YMCA.
S"We're looking to serve at least
800, maybe even 1000 if enough
people qualify," he said. "With the
increase, we're able to do a lot more."
The federal programs have been helping
low-income families with heating and cooling costs
since 1980.
"It's a favorite program for congressman," said Mr. Ed-
wards, "especially those up north."
To apply for assistance, call the local CAA office at 259-4481 for
an appointment. Documentation verifying income and Social Secu-
rity information for everyone in the household is required.

Accused ofholding knife to throat

A Sanderson woman with a to Ms. Farmer, said she entered possession, both third-degr
history of violence was arrested the room and saw her atop Ms. felonies.
on two felony charges for an Dortly with a pocket knife to her In other cases, Richard Lai
alleged knife attack on her. girl- throat. 48, was charged with domes
friend during an argument at a She also said Ms. Dortly's battery for allegedly choki
residence off Clayton Ave. early children were in the room at the wife Betty, 52, during an arg
on February 17. time. ment the morning of Februa
Both Lashaun Farmer, 18, Deputy Hauge said a search 21 at their North Boulevard re
and Jemille Dortly, 22, told prior to removing the suspect to dence in Macclenny.
Deputy Michael Hauge they county jail turned up cocaine in The argument, according
were merely arguing in the liv- aplastic baggie stuffed inside a the incident report by Depi
ing room of the residence about cigarette pack. Matt Sigers, was over child su
12:30 when police were called. Ms. Farmer was booked for port.
However, Shirley Gray, a sister aggravated assault and cocaine In another domestic ca

Boy:fiend is a suicide

A distraught ex-boyfriend officers peered through a rear
died of an apparent self-inflicted door, they saw his body lying in
gunshot wound to the head after the living room. Mr. Black was
he forced his way into the resi- pronounced dead by a rescue
dence of his former girlfriend off team.
CR 125 south of Glen St. Mary Neighbor Johnny Nobles said
the evening of February 20. he also heard the vehicle alarm
Moments before Tonya go off, then saw Ms. Shelby run
Shelby, 38, heard two out the back of her resi-
gunshots coming from dence. He also heard the
the residence, she ran two gunshots.
out a rear door heading In. a second, unre-
to a neighbor's. She lated case, an ex-boy-
told police she thought friend was arrested the
Warren Black, 38, of afternoon of February
Macclenny was shoot- 22 after showing up at
ing at .her. a residence off CR 229
Ms. Shelby said she north of Sanderson with
heard a burglar alarm a rifle.
sound on her pickup a Tiffany Canaday,
parked outside the ..- 18,. of Glen. St. Mary
house about 6:00, and Mr. Black told police that Joshua
looked out to see her Geiger,.19, of Macclenny
ex-boyfriend walking toward threatened to kill her and
the front door with a pistol in his Kenneth Barron, her new boy-
hand. She also told Deputy Mike friend, when he came to the

Lagle that Mr. Black attempted
to shoot her and kicked down
the front door to gain entry.
Deputy Lagle summoned a
K-9 unit before entering the res-
idence, still believing Mr. Black
was armed and inside. When

address about 1:47.,
Deputy Chris Walker arrest-
ed Mr. Geiger for aggravated
assault with intent to commit a
felony, and confiscated two fire-
arms stashed behind the seat of
his vehicle.


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The suspect's girlfriend Cassie
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Employee Tammy Folsom
of Macclenny filed a complaint
for battery against a 26-year-old
male patient at Northeast Florida
State Hospital where she works.
Ms. Folsom said the wheel-
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the face when she walked by him
in Building 12 about 1:00 am on
February 17. She reported the
incident early that afternoon.

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Lewisville, Ark.
The corporation and the
bank are both owned by Larry
Mr. Thomas said the job will
be sole-sourced to NEFCOM,
not competitively bid.
"It's not required," he said.
"It doesn't fall under the bid re-
The reason, according to Mr.
Thomas, is that the loan will pay
Ajax Building Corp., which will
amend its construction contract
to include the phone project.
Then Ajax can hire NEFCOM
as a subcontractor to complete
the work without going through
competitive bidding.
"It's a triangle," said Mr.
Thomas, adding that NEFCOM
has performed all of the tele-
hone work since the project
broke ground.
When asked if the BCDC
could've received a better price
by bidding out the job, Mr.
Thomas said, "No. Not for what
we're getting."
Terry Brown, the BCDC's
attorney, did not return a call
to verify why bidding is not re-
The BCDC is turning to the
Baker Counity Commission for
$195,000 to cover capacity up-
grades to the site's water and
sewer system. The board is set
to approve an agreement on that,
loan, including repayment terms,
at next month's hearing as well.
During this month's meeting
February 17, Mr. Thomas said

that agreement was still being
negotiated. "There's still a little
bit of language we need to look
into," he told the board.
Previously, County Manager
Joe Cone said he wanted to use
the agreement to cement a com-
mitment from the BCDC to give;
the county each month any reve-,
nue left after scheduled bond re-
payments and operational costs,
.which the BCDC has pledged to
do in the past.
Mr, Cone said the Glades
Correctional Development Cor-
poration BCDC's counter-
part in Glades County where a
similar.facility was constructed,
decided to use the excess
revenue to pay down the bonds
ahead of schedule rather than
give it to the county. He doesn't
want the same thing to happen
here, he said.
All the improvements are in-;
tended to make the remaining
acreage at the property more
marketable. As of last week
though, there had only been one
party interested in buying land
the Council on Aging. It's:
searching for a new senior cen-
ter location.
Also at this month's BCDC
meeting, board member Ricky
Davis was appointed to represent
the board in any future property
"I didn't want to have to come
back to the board if somebody
comes up with a pocket full of
money," said Mr. Thomas. "I
want to be able to sell it and not
wait a month to bring it to the

DOT official confirms

stimulus cut at $800K
Press Staff
At the request of regional Florida Department of Transportation'
officials, Baker County submitted four road projects last week for in-'
clusion on the department's District 2 list to be funded through the re-,
cently signed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, commonly
called the federal stimulus bill.
James Bennett, FDOT's District 2 planning manager, confirmed,
February 20 that Baker County's cut for roads would be roughly
$800,000. He reported the same figure a' week before, but said then'
it could be reduced if changes were made before the bill was signed
into law.
He still says that figure is preliminary, however.
The county put first on its prioritized list the resurfacing of CR
127 north of US 90 to CR 127 in Cuyler. Mr. Bennett said that's likely,
where the money will be spent.
"We'll go north of 90 as far as we can go," he said.
The project could also include adding paved shoulders on either
side of the road, although that would shorten the distance. The depart-
ment will work with the county to decide the project's scope.
The county also identified as its next priority the resurfacing CR
130 (Mud Lake Rd.) from CR 125 west to CR 229 for $700,000. But
according to Mr. Bennett, that price tag is not accurate.
"We know there's no way to get anywherenear that length for that
money," he said of the second option. "But we left it on the list in case-
we ran into a problem on 125, we could move onto that one."
,The county's third and fourth options didn't make FDOT's list for
District 2, but they included lighting at the CR 228 interchange with
1-10 and replacement of the CR 229 bridge at Green's Creek. The-
projects were listed at $500,000 and $3.1 million, respectively.

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Landlordfinds weapon in bath tub

A convicted felon and two
others were arrested after sun-
rise on February 16 after police
twice had to respond to their
Glen St. Mary apartment on dis-
turbance calls.
Nicholas Byram, 25, of
Macclenny was charged with
felony possession of a pistol-
handled shotgun found by the
landlord in the bath tub of the
residence on George Taber Blvd.
As a felon, he is not allowed to
have firearms.
Mr. Byram, along with Chana
Himle, 21, and James Howell,'
25, both of that address, were
apparently responsible for noise
that continued ,loudly through
the night and resulted in neigh-
bor Randal Miller summoning
Deputy Chris Walker noted
in his report that initially Mr.
Howell denied that a party was
going on despite the presence of
beer bottles in the apartment's
interior. The officer also learned
then that Mr. Byram and Ms.
Himle were in a bedroom with
a small child.
All three said they would go

to bed and cease making noise.
Moments later, Deputy
Walker said he heard loud curs-
ing coming from the apartment,
and he arrested the occupants
after they refused to calm them-
' The Department of Children
and Families was notified
because of the presence of the
child, who was placed into the
care of a relative of Ms. Himle.
A deputy had been dispatched
to the address for the same rea-
son earlier that morning. about
In another arrest involving a
weapon, Quinton Jefferson, 24,
of Sanderson was charged with
disorderly conduct and loitering
in an east Macclenny neighbor-
hood the night of February 18.
Deputy John Hardin was
responding to a report of a sus-
picious person wearing a black
hoodie near a group of apart-
ments on South 1st St. when he
was confronted by Quinin Paige,
20, of Macclenny.
Mr. Paige, who was running
west- on Michigan.St., said Mr.'
Jefferson had pointed a gun in

his face. While he was question-
ing the alleged victim, Deputy
Hardin spotted a vehicle turn
south on Fourth St. and Mr.
Paige identified it as belonging
to the suspect.
Mr. Jefferson had several
conflicting explanations as
to his presence in the neigh-
borhood, then consented to a
vehicle search during which the
deputy located a holster in the
glove box. The suspect admitted
to pitching a .357 pistol out the
window, before making the turn
onto Fourth St.
The pistol was soon located
on a sidewalk.
Mr. Paige declined to sign a
statement about the gun inci-
Kenneth Betts, 40, of Atlanta
found himself in county jail the
afternoon of February 21 after
his speeding vehicle was chased
by a county deputy on Interstate
Deputy Jerald Peterson' said
he pursued Mr. Betts eastbound
at speeds up to 120 mph after
clocking .him in a 1998 Saturn

Three years for theft of firearms

A Macclenny man who stole
four firearms and a checkbook
from his brother-in-law's resi-
dence earlier this year was sen-
tenced on February 23 to three
years in state prison. -
Claude Clifford Allen, 42,
entered a no contest plea during
a scheduled circuit court docket
day, and was adjudged guilty by
Judge James Nilon. The sentence
will run concurrently for four
counts of firearm theft from the
home of Mark Norman off Pine
Circle, and one count of grand
theft. The burglary occurred on
January 8.
Mr. Allen gets credit for 44
days in county jail since .his
arrest. He has a, prior criminal
record that includes battery,
drug offenses and forgery.
The victim told police he
had been away for several days
and Mr. Allen had access to the
residence. He indicated that his
brother-in-law had an addic-
tion problem and likely sold
the $2050 worth of firearms for
drug money.
In other cases, Kenneth
Baumgardner of Macclenny
entered a similar plea and got
two years in state prison for bur-
glary and grand theft in April,
The defendant's case was
originally assigned to drug court,
and he was arrested earlier this
month after failing to comply'
with terms-of the sentence. Mr.
Baumgardner, 25, gets credit for

85 days in jail.
Judge Nilon ordered a 17-
month prison sentence for Travis
Johnston of Macclenny in return
for a no contest plea to burglary
last August during Tropical
Storm Fay.
Mr. Johnston, 20, and a co-
defendant were arrested as they
waded out of flood waters near
the Boy. Scout Camp on the St.
Mary's River. They took jewelry
from a residence.
He will be on probation ten
years following release, and was
ordered to pay $7416 restitution
and do 200 hours of community
The state dropped a count
of misdemeanor marijuana poq-
session against Genaro Harris
in return for a no contest plea
to introducing contraband into
county jail, and Judge Nilon
gave him one year and a day, to
be served at the same time as a
Columbia County sentence.
Ryan Phillips admitted to
violating probation in a 2006
case where he was charged with
lewd and lascivious acts on a
girl under 16 years old.
Mr. Phillips, 24, of Sanderson,
will serve 364 days in county
jail and was given credit for 29
days already served.
Willie Albritton will, be on
house arrest 6ne year, followed
by a two-year probation, after
pleading no contest to aggravat-
ed felony battery.

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No bond in

'huffing' DUI
Circuit Judge James Nilon
denied bail this week to an
Orange Park woman charged
with multiple DUI-related counts
stemming from an injury acci-
dent in north Baker County in
August, 2007.
Robin Leah Stefanik, 52, was
at the wheel of a northbound
2005 Volkswagen that ran off
CR 127 and through five fences
before striking and seriously
injuring Louis Consolero, who
was mowing a field at the time:
The vehicle also struck a tree.
Ms. Stefanik, who accord-
ing to the investigating state
trooper appeared disoriented
at the scene, said she blacked
out after "huffing" an aerosol
keyboard cleaner, adding that
she needed help with the addic-
tion. A laboratory analysis of her
blood that took nearly 16 months
determined she was impaired.
The defendant also told
police she was enroute from
. Jacksonville to Tallahassee on
Interstate 10 and had become
disoriented. The scene of the
accident is seven miles.north of
.the interstate.
Assistant State Attorney
Ralph Yazdiya argued that Ms.
Stefanik had several addresses
and abandoned at least two of
them when authorities sought
to .arrest her. The state began
searching for her shortly after
Mr. Yazdiya received the blood
analysis last December, and she
was arrested earlier this month.. -
She is charged with DUI
resulting in.serious bodily injury,
and a half-dozen counts of DUI
with injury or property damage,

THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, February 26, 2009 Page 5

Guest gives new meaning

1 to frequent guest bonus -

near Sanderson about noon.
The driver initially stopped in
the right traffic lane, and when
the officer exited his vehicle to
order him onto the road shoul-
der, Mr. Betts sped off.
He exited at CR 125 south
of Glen St. Mary and pulled
over near the viaduct. Deputy
Peterson shot him with 4 taser
gun when he began to flee on
foot with a small bag and a razor
Mr. Betts was booked .for
speeding, high-speed fleeing
and possession of a concealed

A guest at the American Inn
in Macclenny took more than
just some shampoo or a bath-
robe this week.
The S. 6th Street motel's own-
er Balkrishna Patel reported that'
a man paying cash February 16
checked out about 5:30 the next
morning and apparently took a
refrigerator, microwave, and two
sets of bedding from room 117
with him.
The stolen property was val-
ued at $350.
The suspect, identified
through a handwritten receipt,

Arrested outside court

for beating of girfriend

A Macclenny man was arrested at the county courthouse on
February 18 for domestic battery of his girlfriend after she refused to
give him a ride to a court hearing.
Justin Pearce, 25, allegedly became enraged at Andrea Griffis, 29,
of Glen St. Mary during an argument at a residence off Jerry Circle
in Macclenny. Deputy William Hilliard interviewed her at the Fraser
Hospital emergency room and noted red marks on her face and chest
that were consistent with her version of events.
The girlfriend said she passed out briefly after being struck on
the head, and that Mr. Pearce resumed the beating after carrying her
inside the residence and demanding vehicle keys. A witness told
Deputy Hilliard she was at the address when the beating tookplace.
Mr. Pearce denied the allegations, telling the officer his girlfriend
passed out due to an unnamed physical condition, and the redness was
caused from that. He is charged with a first-degree misdemeanor.
He was arrested outside a second-floor courtroom where he had
been ordered to appear on multiple counts of violating injunctions for
domestic violence. The cases involved another girlfriend.
Terry Dugger, 43, of Sanderson faces two criminal charges fol-
lowing an incident at his residence off Foxridge Trail the evening of
February 21.
Deputy Sgt. Greg Burnsed said Mr. Dugger, who was intoxicated,
called the Sheriff's Office several times initially seeking help get-
ting his wife Sharon, 35, to return from a neighbor's. The officer
responded after Mr. Dugger called again and claimed his wife had
returned and threw a glass bottle at him.
When he arrived at the residence about 7:30, Sgt. Burnsed learned
the complainant had threatened his 15-year-old nephew after the
youth extinguished flames in the suspect's front yard. Mr. Dugger
had thrown out his wife's clothing and set it afire.
In a subsequent interview, Ms. Dugger denied tossing a bottle at
her husband, who she claimed had been drinking since 9:00 am. She
said he broke several glasses during an argument in the kitchen when
. she returned home.

From room

is Clinton Cason, 49, with a post
office box address in Tarrytown,
Ga. Police sought a warrant for
his arrest on a charge of grand
Two Playstation gaming sys-
tems were also reported stolen
this week in separate incidents
February 20-21.
Kyle Duncan of 7874 Red-
bud Lane in Macclenny said he
left his residence in the morn-
ing hours of February 20 and
returned to find his $300 Play-
station 3 gone. He advised re-
sponding Deputy Ben Anderson
that neighbors spotted two fe-
male suspects in the area while
he was gone. They were not be
The following day, Pamela
Manuel said she returned to her
home at 607 W. South Blvd. in
Macclenny about 11:30 pm and
the-door was open. The door
frame had been damaged and a
number of items were missing,
including a Playstation, BB gun
and jewelry, she said. The prop-
erty was valued at $950.
Ms. Manuel named a son's
friend as a possible suspect.
In other thefts this week:
Police found an abandoned
vehicle February 21 at the Kan-
garoo station on S. 6th St. that
was reported stolen in Tallahas-
see. The blue 2002 Honda Ac-
cord was heavily damaged and
appeared to have been involved
in a crash.
Michael Balk of Macclenny
reported February 20 several
fraudulent charges to his Bank
of America credit card from
a company known as Protect
Plus and Value. The reoccurring
charges were for $19.95.
A fraudulent charge also
appeared on Sanderson resident
Victoria; Davis's American En-
terprise Bank account. The bank
called her February 17 and stat-
ed she had a negative balance af-
ter a February 14 transaction for
$3h1 at the:BS'nk -,of Montreal
Ms. Davis said she had not used
the account and that she was in
possession of her card.



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A married couple living with
a 76-year-old man in Macclenny--.- L
was arrested the evening of Feb-
ruary 19 after police say they
broke into the man's room and
plundered a safe while he was
in jail.
Joel and Melissa Kendrick,5
both 42, reported the crime
about 3:00 am the previous
day, telling police responding 2
to 203 W. NorthBlvd. that they Lou s Ph l Bedroom
returned home to find the lock
on victim Ralph Self's room Includes Dresser, Mirror, Queen Sleigh Headboard,
broken, the room ransacked and i FotB6 9 & W ai s
his empty safe in a bathtub filled Foot Board & Wood Rails
with water. .... a
Deputy Randy Davis also
noted a hole in a hallway wall 9 9 9 9
that led into Mr. Self's bath- WN
room. Investigator Jeff Dawson
later found a saw and other tools
in the washing machine that he
said were likely used to open the I A *I *.V li? T;.
safe and cut a hole in the wall.
Mr. Self's daughter told po- .
lice her father kept a handgun,
money and important documents
in the safe. Mr. Self's son went y.\ ,
to the residence and questioned
Ms. Kendrick about the hole
in the wall. He soon called the
sheriff's office due to the suspi- Sofa
cious nature of her answers. Microfiber, Available in Bone or
About 5:00 am, police re-
turned and found a .22-caliber Sage Colors ..
revolver and loose change hidden
outside the residence. The gun mon 399 99
was located in a partially buried
plastic bag and the ,change inside
a bag of cat litter. Another bag of
change was recovered from Mr.
Kendrick's jacket.
When questioned, Ms. Kend-
rick said her husband broke into
the room and safe, adding that N ".r'-
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Soil prep key to success

Now engaged
Christina and Sean Sulli-
van of Macclenny are proud
to announce tie engagement
of daughter Kristin Griffith to
Matthew Simmons, the son of
Carol and Johnny Simmons of
Macclenny. The couple became
engaged on Friday, February '13,
Although a wedding date has
yet to'be decided, the couple
looks forward to a spring wed-
ding in 2011.


March wedding
Dempsey and Lynne Walker
of Glen St. Mary are pleased to
announce the upcoming mar-
riage of daughter Lorena Faye
Walker to Justin Michael Nor-
kavage, son of Mike and Linda
Norkavage of Macclenny.
The wedding and reception
will be held March 28, 2009 at
3:00 pm at the Mathis House on
the Glen St. Mary Nursery.
The couple will reside in
Macclenny after honeymooning
in Gatlinburg, TN.

'Thanklyoufor a wonderful
weekend, ourfiieniship, .
your endTess love andimost of
allour beautif4Imarriage.
Happy Anniversary,
once again, and

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July 11 wedding
Oscar and Susie Gray of Mac-
clenny are proud to announce
the engagement of daughter Brit-
tany Gray to Nathan Thrift, son
of Bufort (Dana) Thrift Jr., of
St. George, Georgia and Melissa
(Larry).Long of Macclenny.
Brittany's grandparents are
Carl (Mary) Wheeler, the late
Zelma Wheeler, the late Ronald
Gray and Barbara Wilkes.
Nate's grandparents are Gary
and Myra Fraser of Macclenny,
Joyce Thrift of St. George and
the late Bufort Thrift.
The ceremony will take place
July 11, 2009 at the Christian
Fellowship Temple in Macclen-

44th class reunion
Attention all senior citizens
of the Baker High class of 1965.
We are having a 44th class re-
union Saturday, March 14 at
Christian Fellowship Church at
6:00 pm.
Please contact Janet Rhoden
Teague at 259-7766 or 910-7273,
or Nina or Ronnie Gene Crews
at 259-6461. You don't want to
miss this one; we have a very
special surprise!

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proud parents are Arica Rhoden
and Jordan Satterwhite. Avery
weighed 7 lbs., 2,3 oz.
Maternal grandparents are
Bill and Annette Rhoden of
Glen St. Mary.

Family grateful
We would like to express our
thanks for all the prayers that
went up for our son Stephen Da-
vis. What was to be a fun-filled
trip to the mountains turned
out to be straight from home to
the hospital for emergency sur-
gery. Through a lot of people's
prayers, God in His loving mercy-
has healed our son. The doctors
were just amazed at Stephen's
attitude and his speedy recovery,
but we know who is responsible
for that. He had wonderful doc-
tors and a loving wife that stayed
by and gave him the best of care,
but God is the healer.
So thank all of the churches
and everyone that prayed for
him. To his working buddy and
good friend Colsie, thank you for
keeping your people praying for
him. May God bless all of you
for everything everyone did.

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By Alicia Lamborn
Horticulture Agent
Baker County Extension Service
Many of us are anxiously
awaiting the arrival of spring to
start planting our vegetable gar-
den. Until then, we should begin
preparing the soil.
Soil preparation is typically
the most physical and important
part of vegetable gardening. This
article will provide all growers,
new and experienced alike, some
tips for preparing your garden to
help ensure a successful growing
Start by .turning the ground
about three weeks before plant-
ing. This loosening of the soil
will allow roots to grow and be-
come established easier. To pre-
pare a deeper root zone, you can
"double-dig" by shoveling off a
12-inch layer of soil, turning the
bottom 12-inch layer and then
replacing the topsoil. .Weeds,
compost, and animal manure
can be spaded under at the same
time. However, woody plant ma-
terial, perennial grass, and weed
pests should be removed if pos-
sible. Allow time for the freshly

turned-under organic material
to decompose before seeds are
planted. When finished, break all
clods and level with a rake.
One question many. gardeners
have is whether to apply a liming
material. Most vegetables grow
best when the soil pH is around
6.3, slightly acidic or "sour"
(soil pH of 7.1 or above is con-
sidered alkaline-or '.'sweet"). The
application of lime will reduce
soil acidity, supply nutrients to
the soil (mainly calcium), and
bring micro-nutrients into us-
able form. However, too much
lime in the soil can be detrimen-
tal to your plants. Lime applica-
tion should only be done if a soil
test indicates a need for it. Soil
testing is available through the
Baker County Extension Office
and the University of Florida's
soil testing laboratory. Stop by
the ag center on US 90 in Mac-
clenny and pick up a soil testing
kit; results in approximately two
The results of a soil test will
also tell you which nutrients are
needed and in what amounts. In
general, you should broadcast

in gardens
two to three pounds of 6-6-6 fer-
tilizer per 100 square feet (5 oz.
per 10 feet if row-banded) or 1-2
pounds of 15-15-15 fertilizer per
100 square feet (2 oz. per 10 feet
if row-banded).
It is recommended that one-
half of the first and main appli-
cation of fertilizer be broadcast
over the entire garden within one
to two weeks before planting.
The other half should be banded
at planting time. Just be sure not
to put bands of fertilizer under
the seed, which could burn the
young roots. Instead, place fertil-
izer on each side of the seed row
by making two furrows about
six inches apart and only two to
three inches deep. Spread the fer-
Stilizer down the furrows and then
level them with soil.
For more gardening. advice,
consider attending the vegetable
gardening workshop on Satur-
day, February 28 from 9:00 am
to noon at-the extension office.
Tdpics include basic vegetable
gardening, organic gardening,
container/hydroponic gardening,
and pest management, followed
by hands-on demonstrations.

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Jimmie Ball, 70,

dies February 18
Jimmie Lee Ball, 70, of Mac-
clenny died February 18, 2009.
Ms. Ball was born in Thomas-
ville, Georgia to James Madison
and Lois
Gresham on
21, J938.
She taught '
math in Du-
val, Union,
Baker and t
from 1972 Ms. Ball
through Ball
2000. She was a resident of Mac-
clenny since 2000 after moving
from Key Largo.
Ms. Ball was a member of
First United Methodist Church,,
the Eastern Star and the Red Hat
Society. Jimmie Lee loved gar-
dening, cooking, fishing, spend-
ing time with her family and
grandchildren, and was an avid
Gator fan. She was predeceased
by loving husband of 25 years,
Don Ball.
Survivors include children
Wesley Williams of Jackson-
ville, Cindy (Rob) Rosenburg of
Israel, Joey (Anna) Williams of
Macclenny; brothers PaulGresh-
am of Branford, FL, Edward
Gresham and Archie Gresham,
both of Gainesville; sisters Elo-
ise Turner of Lochloosa, FL,
Joan Thompkins and Lillian Ja-
merson, both of Hawthorne; six
grandchildren. A memorial ser-
vice will be held February 27 af
11:00 am at First United Meth-
odist Church in Macclenny with
Pastor Tom Pope officiating. Ar-
ra2igements are under the direc-
tion of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral
Services. i .

Fred Ha rvey Jr, 71,

longtime carpenter
Fred Harvey Jr., 71, of Sand-
erson died Sunday, February 22,
2009 at his residence following
lan extended illness, He had re-
sided in Sanderson all his life
and was the son of Fred Harvey
Sr. and Sadie Raulerson Harvey.
Mr. Harvey worked as a carpen-
ter for over 30 years with the
Haskell Company and the Stel-
He enjoyed fishing, hunting and
playing country music. He was
preceded in death by wife Rosie
Harvey and brother Larry Har-
Survivors include daughters
Lynn (David) Hand and Tammy
(James) Brownlee; son Charlie
(Colleen) Harvey; sisters Mer-
edith Harvey, Mildred Anger,
Vivian Dority and Dorothy Sim-
mons, all of Sanderson, Aline
Rockhold of Jacksonville; seven
grandchildren- and one great-
The funeral service was held
at 11:00 am February 25 at the
Christian Fellowship Temple
with Revs. David and Tim
Thomas officiating. Interment
followed at Cedar Creek Cem-
etery, Sanderson. Arrangements
were under' the direction of
Guerry Funeral Home.

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70, ofMaxville dies
William Murray (Bill) Hen-
dricks Jr., 70, of Maxville died
Sunday, February 15, 2009 after
a courageous battle with carci-
noid cancer. A native of Sumter
County, Georgia, he was born to
Wiljiam Murray (Mr. Bill) Hen-
dricks Sr. and Cordelia Pass-
more Hendricks on September
9, 1938 near Plains, Georgia.
Mr. Hendricks was retired and
loved planting his garden, farm-
ing wildlife food plots, reading
the Bible and spending time with
his family and friends. He was a
member of Long Branch Baptist
Church. Bill had a great passion
to share the love of Jesus with
everyone, and in his last days
was still just as passionate. A
beloved husband, father, grand-
father and great-grandfather, he
was predeceased by step grand-
daughter Shelby Brooke Wil-
Survivors include loving wife
of 49 years, Jane Reeves Hen-
dricks; children Denise (Glenn)
Jefferson, David (Lori) Hen-
dricks,. Jeff (Missi) Hendricks
and Judy Myers (Lewis William-
son); bother John C. (Margaret)
Hendricks Sr.; nipe grandchil-
dren; two step-grandchildren;
two great-grandchildren; two
uncles, an aunt, a niece and
nephew; a host of other family
members and friends.
The funeral service was held
at 1:00 pm on February 21 at
the chapel of Hancock Funeral
Home, Americus, Georgia with
the Revs. Harry Varnadoe and
Bill McLeod officiating. Inter-
ment followed at the Rylander
Cemetery, Plains, GA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions are suggested to
the hospice or charity of your,
choice.+ -,Local arrangementsM,
were under the direction of V.
Todd Ferreira Funeral Services.

James Kingjr., 59,

ofJacksonville dies
James David King Jr., 59,
died suddenly of heart failure at
Shands Jacksonville on Febru-
Sary 16, 2009. David was born
in Jacksonville to the late James
David King and Myrtice Rauler-
son King on March 8, 1949. He
was a lifelong resident of Jack-
sonville, a graduate of Andrew
Jackson High School, attended
Friendship Advent Christian
Church and was employed as
a freight conductor for CSX
Transportation. Nicknamed
"Cherry Top," he loved spend-.
ing time with his family and
friends. In his spare time he en-
joyed hunting and fishing.
.Survivors include daughter
Rachel; brother ,George Rhett
(Jackie) King of Jacksonville;
sister Paulette (Edward) Reyn-
olds of Jacksonville; nephew
Jim (Kim) Reynolds of Calla-
han; one great-niece and neph-
ew; numerous aunts, uncles and
The funeral service was held
February 20 at 11:00 am in the
Ferreira Chapel with Pastor
John .A. Raulerson officiating.
Interment followed at Evergreen
Cemetery in Jacksonville.

Sadie Oliver, 92,

dies February 20
Sadie H. Oliver, 92, died
February 20, 2009 in Jackson-
ville following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Oliver was born August 1,
1916, the daughter of James and
Lela Ruis, and was adopted two
years later by Lester and Mozell
Holland. She resided in Baldwin
most of her life and was the old-
est living member -of the First
Baptist Church of Baldwin. She
was preceded in death by hus-
band of 51 years, Enoch G. Oli-
ver; son-in-law David Fourak-
er Jr.; granddaughter Bonnie
Survivors include son Bill
(Pat) Oliver; daughters Marion
(Wilton) Stokes and JoAnn
Fouraker; sisters Mary (Cliff).
Barbee and Mildred Cowart;
19 grandchildren, eight great-
grandchildren and five great-
great grandchildren.
The .funeral service was held
at 11:00 am on February 23 at
her church with Revs. Chris
Drum and Danny Fouraker of-
ficiating. Interment followed at
brandy Branch Cemetery, Bry-
ceville. Arrangements were un-
der the direction of Prestwood
Funeral Home.

All are invited
Come join us Friday, Febru-
ary 27 at 7:30 pm for a gospel
sing at Road to Calvary Church,
located at the corner of Stoddard
and Madison in Glen. Everyone
welcome, snacks afterwards.

The Road
to Calvary
Corner of Madison & Stoddard
S. Glen St. Mary
Pastor: Tommy Anderson
Phone: 904-259-2213
Sunday School:.............10:00 am
Sunday Morning Service .... 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Service ..... 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night.......... 7:30 pm
Friday Night Service........ 7:30 pm
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Saint Peter

in the Glen

9:00 am
10:00 am

Sunday School
Sunday Worship &
Holy Communion

Sunday Morning
Sunday Evening.
Wednesday Eve
Nurt.ecry Pmoa t icr all

Pastor Joshua and Ashley Pottlls

First -sembl. of God is located at 206 Norrh 5th Street
Church Office: 259-631 Special Blessings Preschool and E
Sim'.nacclenmi Hg.coin

6:30 pmi Wednesday Dinner,
Praise. Prayer. Healing.
Holy Communion

(904) 259-6689 ~ Glen St. Mary, Florida
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Former librarian

Frances Padgett, 86
Frances Elizabeth Padgett,
86, of Macclenny died .Febru-
ary 19, 2009. She was born in
Craigsville, Virginia to William
E. Buchan-
an and Cos-
by Elaine
Miller on
July 20,
1922. Ms.
Padgett was
a resident
of Baker
since 1959,
a member of
First Bap- Ms. Padgett
tist Church
of Macclenny, a member of the
teacher sorority Alpha Delta
Kappa and the Baker County
Retired Educators' Association.
She was the Baker County High
School librarian for 22 years. In
addition, she worked for four
years atNortheast Florida State
Hospital and established its li-
brary. She was predeceased by
husband Hal Lee Padgett.
She is survived by several
cousins in Virginia.
The funeral service was held
February 23 at 11:00 am at her
church with pastors Edsel Bone
and Jerry Sisk officiating. In-
terment followed at Woodlawn
Cemetery. Arrangements were
under the direction of V. Todd
Ferreira Funeral Services.

First Baptist Church
of Sanderson
CR 229 S., Sanderson FL
Sunday School ....... 10:00 am
Sun. Morning Worship. 11:00 am
Sun. Evening Worship . 6:00 pm
Wed. Eve. Bible Study.. 7:00 pm
Pastor Bob Christmas

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Care: 259-8466

Cline thank you
The Cline family would like to
thank everyone for their prayers,
support, sympathy, help and all
the wonderful food. In particular
we want to thank Pete and Joann
Parrish, the sheriff's office, so
many of you from the schools
and the many friends that Reed
and Glenda had. Please contin-
ue to pray for Keni, Shawn and
Benji during this difficult time
and for adjusting to life without
their loving parents.

Revival services
New River NC Methodist
church near Raiford will host a
revival beginning on Sunday,
March 1 and ending on Wednes-
day, March 4. Sunday service
begins at 6:00 pm, and Monday
thru Wednesday at 7:30 pm.
Revs. Fred Higginbotham and
Justin Griffis will be the evan-
gelists. The church is located on
County Road 125. Call 386-431-
1536 for directions.

Come and magnify the Lord and worship with us
Glen Friendship Tabernacle
Clinton Ave. Glen St. Mary
WJXR Radio Service Sunday.... 8:30 amn
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

Sunday School 9:45 am n

morning g Service 11:00 am 7n

Moniac Baptist Church
Hwy. 185 St. George, GA 31562



Senior Pas or Independent Pentecostal Church
David Thomas
2594940k Seventh St. & Ohio Ave., Macclenfiny

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Sunday School !
Sunday Morning Worship,
Sunday Evening Worship
Wednesday Night Service
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Sunday School
Preaching Service

10:00 am
11:00 am

Sunday Night Service 600 pm

Wednesday Service

7:00 pm

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


Youth Programs
Sunday School 10:00 am
Common Ground Sunday 11:00 am
Common Ground Wed. (Teens) 7:00 pm
God Kids Sunday 11:00 am
God Kids Wednesday 7:00 pm


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, February 26, 2009 Page 9

]im'Taylor, 68,

Navy veteran dies
Jim Taylor, 68, of Jackson-
ville died February 20, 2009 in
his home following a lengthy
illness. Mr. Taylor was born
November 9, 1940 in Tampa to
LeRoy Taylor and the former
Madge Pedrick. He attended
Baldwin High School and grad-
uated from Florida Technical
College in 1968, then served in
the Navy during the Vietnam
Mr. Taylor served as the
Northeast Florida commander of
National Association of Atomic
Veterans. He retired in 2003 as
a computer specialist with the
Defense Information Systems
Agency at NAS JAX.
Mr. Taylor is survived by his
wife of 45 years, Betty Jo Tay-
lor; daughters Laura Lawrence,
Bobbi Jo (Tod) Denmark and
Lancy (Allan) Hinson; brother
Richard (Sybil) Taylor; sister
Thera DeGal; six grandchildren
and one honorary grandchild.
The funeral service was held
11:00 am bn February 24 at Old
Plank Road Baptist Church with
Pastor Larry McGinley and Dr.
Berney Armstrong officiating.
Interment followed at Cedar
Creek Cemetery, Sanderson.
Serving as pallbearers were
Richard Combs, Edward Mur-
phy, Carl Wells, Jeff Taylor,
Justyn Burkhart, Randy Wil-
liams, Tony Batchelor and Mike
Nixon. Arrangements were un-
der the direction of Prestwood
Funeral Home.

In Loving Memory
Of My Mother
Gina M. Cornn
Happy Birthday Mom
I love you and miss you a lot.
I know your guardian angel is
watching over me.

Holiness Church
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. Lyonsr

Mt. Zion N.C.

Methodist Church
121 North t 259-4461
lIacclennm, FL
Pastor Tim Cheshire
Sunday School 9:45 arn
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evering Wor.hip 6 00 prr
Wednesday Prayer Service 7:00 pm

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Jesus answered, "Verily, verily I
say unto thee, e-cept a man be
born ol waler and ol the Spirit,
ne cannot enter into the king-
dom of God. John 3:5

Happy Birthday
Dwight Parker Sr.
Alpha Omega
2/25/49 12/30/04
It's that time again, a birth-
day wish for my dear and faith-
ful friend. Dad, times are really
hard without you but just to know
you're in a better place makes it
so much easier for me.
In Loving Memory
Dwight Parker Sr.
2/25/49 12/30/04
It's already been four years
and two months but still I feel'
you are near. The illusion of
your smile, your laugh, your
warm embrace sometimes bring
me to tears. You are loved and
missed by many. I'll forever love
you for the rest of my days.

Sincere thanks
.The family of Anthony Van-
icsko would like to thank ev-
eryone from the bottom of our
hearts for their support, prayers,
visits, food, cards, plants and
flowers during the loss of our
sweet son Anthony.
To my county family, I have
been so overwhelmed by the
love and support shown to me, I
am at a loss for words to express
how grateful I am for all of you
that I have the privilege of \v ork-.
ing with. We would like to send
'a .special thanks to the Baker
County EMS crew, fire station
20 and Ed Fraser's emergency
department for their valiant ef-
fort to save our boy.
Thanks also to Pastor Fred
. Raulerson for a lovely service
and to his church, Pine Level
for their kindness and giving
hearts that helped us so much in
our time of need. To my sister
Sheila, Patricia andBenny Joe
Bennett, the Baker County road
department, Anthony's Baker
County bus drivers, friends and
everyone else who donated or
is still donating to Anthony's
fund at Mercantile Bank, thank
you so much for your help. To
V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Home,
thank you for taking care of the
arrangements and giving us the
opportunity for one last kiss
goodbye. Anthony was a special
gift to our family and he touched
the hearts of anyone that ever
met him. God has a precious an-
gel to hold in his arms.

A group of volunteers from area churches made improvements and repairs to the honie of James Croft in Olustee. Mr. Croft is recovering from a recent hip surgery.

Volunteers rehab evangelists home

Special to The Press
Coming together to help a
brother in need, several local
churches joined forces recently
to make repairs and improve-
ments on the home of Olustee
resident and evangelist James
Around 50 men from Rai-
ford Road Church, First Bap-
tist Church of Lake Butler (Mr.
Croft's home church), New Oak
Grove Baptist Church, First
Baptist of Cuyler and Cedar
Creek Church worked over a
period of five days.
They cleared overgrown
trees from the property, painted

and repaired a utility building,
pressure-washed and painted
the home, repaired the front and
rear porch, installed a shower,
and sealed an unused chimney
among various other repairs on
the 1920s-era home.
The crew finished on Feb-
ruary 21 after installing a new
metal roof on the structure.
"It's a tremendous blessing
[for Croft]," project foreman
David Rivers of Raiford Road
Church said addressing the
crew before they were treated
to a midday meal at nearby First
Baptist Church of Olustee. "But
the blessing's really on us by be-
ing- able to help somebody."
Still recovering from a sec-

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ond hip replacement surgery
due to his dwarfism, Mr. Croft, a
life-long Baker County resident,
stood with a cane as he watched
the crew finish a set of modified
front steps better suited for his
"I'm not going to know
what to do with those," he said,
"That's such a blessing."
Johnny Raulerson, pastor of

Raiford Road Church in Mac-
clenny, said the church plans to
send a crew back to the home to
make further adaptations inside,
including lowering the bath-
room sink.
"There's a need right here,"
Raulerson said, "It provides a
good opportunity for different
people with different skills to
serve someone else."



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Page 10

Novice tennis team on the

The Baker County' High
School boys' and girls' tennis
teams started their 2009 season
last week with home matches
against Baldwin and Hilliard.
The Wildcats were victorious
as theboys defeated Baldwin 4-1
and Hilliard 4-3; the girls' team
defeated Baldwin and Hilliard


Coach Chris Armoreda has
a lot of players to choose from.
There are almost two dozen play-
ers on both teams, and though
most have very little experience,
Armoreda is encouraged by the
"We have a lot of fresh new
faces to compliment last year's
returners." said the coach. "We

have several players that have
never played tennis before and
after two weeks of intense prac-
ticing they have improved im-
"Hopefully the returners from
last years team will take sev-
.eral of these players under their
wings and show them what it
takes to be successful on and off
the court."
Against Baldwin on Febru-
ary 17, here are the boys' team
Singles: No. 1 seed Lew
Boyette 8-0 (won); No. 2 seed
Spencer Norman-Gerard 8-0
(won); No. 3 seed Corey Cavan-
naugh 8-9 (6-8 tie break) (lost);
No. 4 seed Spencer Brunnette
8-0 (won); No. 5 seed Thomas
Swartz 8-3 (won).
Doubles: No. 1 seed Lew Boy-
ette and Spencer Norman-Gerard
8-2 (won); No. 2 seed Corey Ca-
vannaugh and Spencer Brunnette
8-3 (won).
Against Hilliard on February
Singles: No. 1 seed Lew Boy-
ette 8-3 (won); No. 2 seed Spen-
cer Norman-Gerard 0-8 (lost);
No. 3 seed Corey Cavannaugh
5-8 (lost); No. 4 seed Spencer
Brunnette\ 8-6 (won); No. 5 seed
Thomas Swartz 8-2 (won).
Doubles: No. 1 seed Lew
-Boyette and Spencer Norman-
Gerard 8-1 (won); No. 2 seed
Jonothan Dill and Sam Murphy
2-8 (lost).
The girls' scoring against
Singles: No. 1 seed Ali Ca-
margo-Valbuena 8-3 (won); No.
2 seed Destiny De La Pena 8-2

Pairs of wins against Fernahdina and

Sante Fe open Cat baseball schedule
The. Wildcat baseball team a two-run double. That was-all er Brad \Griffis settle in
got off to a flying start, defeat- starter Cameron Crews needed bag the win by shutting d
ing Fernandina Beach at home to shut out the Pirates. He threw the Raiders for four inn
and highly-touted district rival six shutout innings, striking while striking out five. Wad
Santa Fe on the road. The Cats out six and only walking one. came on to pitch the final t
defeated, Fernandina 3-0 ,and Waddell. moved from Offense innings to earn his state-1
walloped Santa Fe by a score of to defense as he came on in the ing third save of the sea
8-3. seventh and struck out a pair of Waddell struck out four ir
Freshman Chris Waddell Pirate hitters to earn his second three innings pitched.
sparkled against the Pirates with save of the season. Offensively, the Cats

Loss to Jackson

ends the season
The Wildcat varsity basket-
ball team ran up against a buzz
saw on February 19 in the first
round of the state playoffs, their
season snuffed out by a Jackson
Tigers run and gun offense left
the Cats with their hand on
their hips and looking at a 90-
57 loss.
The lbss wrapped up a suc-
cessful season for the 21-8 Cats,
though Coach Charles Ruise
would like to still be on the road
to the state finals in Lakeland.
But the.Cats had a tough time
with the Tigers, who came out
gunning and never let up.
The host Tigers, led by 4
three pointers and 9 points from
Stacy Poole, ran out to a 25-11
lead after the first period. The
Wildcats couldn't match the
Tigers shot for shot and as the
three pointers continued to drop
the margin widened.
Jackson led 46-25 at the half,
leaving BCHS with a big gap
to narrow after intermission.
Though the Cats got a good scor-
ing night from Josh Wiseman
and Delano Paige, they would
have had to been on a career
night to stop the Tigers.
Jackson continued the tor-
rid pace throughout the second
half and the Cats weren't able to
make up the ground they'd lost
early in the game.
Wiseman finished the game
with 18 points and Paige 17.
Chris Walton had 8, Ike Parker
6, Blane Finley 5 and Darvin
Ruise 3. Four Tigers were in
double figures and they hit eight
three pointers to just a pair for
the Cats.

"This game is always a battle
against a quality coached team,"
said Coach John Staples. "Crews
and Waddell completely shut
them down and we did what we
had to do on offense to win."
The Cats traveled to Santa
Fe on Friday against the highly,
regarded Red Raiders. Klate
Duval silenced the home crowd
when he blasted a 385-foot
homer to left center field in the
first inning and the Cats on top'
Coach Staples has seen a big
improvement from last season
to this in his slugger. "Duval has
benefitted greatly from playing
football and getting into Bobby's
weight lifting program."
The early runs helped pitch-

p swing

(won); No. 3 seed Carrisa Ward
1-8 (lost); No. 4 seed Kari Crum-
mey 6-8 (lost); No. 5 seed Jessica
Rhoden 8-4 (won).
Doubles: No. 3 seed Carrisa
Ward 1-8 (lost); No. 4 seed Kari
Crummey 6-8 (lost); No. 5 seed
Jessica Rhoden 8-4 (won); No. 1
seed Ali Camargo-Valbuena and
Destiny De La Pena 3-8 (lost);
No. 2 seed Carissa Ward and
Kari Crummey 8-4 (won).
Against Hilliard:
Singles: No. 1 seed Ali Ca-
margo-Valbuena 4-8 (lost); No.
2 seed Destiny De La Pena 8-9
(7-2 tie break) (lost); No. 3 seed
Cariss Ward 7-9 (lost); No. 4
seed Kari Crummey 8-6 (won);
No. 5 seed Jessica Rhoden (8-4
Doubles: No. 1 seed Ali Ca-
margo-Valbuena and Destiny De
La Pena 8-3 (won); No. 2 seed
Carissa Ward and Kari Crum-
mey 8-3 (won).
Members of the boy's team
by year: seniors: Lew Boy-
ette, Spencer Norman-Gerard,
'Cory Cavannaugh and Thomas
Swartz; junior Jonathan Dill;
sophomore Dallas Waters; fresh-
men Sam Murphy, Grant Burns
and Spencer Brunnette.
On the girls' team:
Seniors Ali Camargo-Valbue-
na, Shelby Bumsed and Brittany
Ruise; juniors Destiny De La
Pena, Brittany Homitz and Ca-
rissa Ward; sophomores Brooke
Valdes, Destani Combs, Kari
Crummey and Jessica Rhoden;
freshmen Hannah Trippett, Dani-
elle Westberry, Logan Raulerson
and Tori Paulson.

Lady Cats outscore

district foes 27 to 4

The Lady Wildcat softball
team notched a pair of big wins
this week, pounding district
foes Ridgeview and Femandina
Beach. They outscored both op-,
ponents 27-4.
.The Ridgeview game was
away on February 19. The girls
collected 13 hits in the game and
Tiffany Smith and Cami Craig
combined to one-hit Ridgeview.
The Cats opened scoring with
a single run by Smith in the sec-
ond inning. They added two
more from Ashley Curry and
Ashley Holton in the third.
Kristen Wilkipson opened
the fourth inning with a triple.
She came home on a single by
Heather High.
Ashley Tracey, Ashley Holton
and Haley Crews, who pinch-
ran for Smith, all scored in the
fifth for BCHS. Holton cracked
a double for the highlight of the
Craig and Crews scored again
in the sixth. Crews ran for Wilkin-
son, who reached on a single.
Holton was 3 for 4 that af-
ternoon. Smith, Curry and High
each had a pair of RBIs.
The Wildcat bats went crazy
against Fernandina Beach as
they beat the Pirates 18-3 on the
road the following afternoon.
SThe Cats exploded for nine
runs in the fifth inning to put the
game way out of reach. The um-
pire invoked the mercy rule and
stopped the game.

. Curry and Holton each had a
trio of runs. Crews, Wilkinson
and Heather North had a pair,
and Tracy, Craig, Smith, Krista
Smith and Bridget Williams also
Holton and Craig tripled.
Wilkinson had a pair of doubles
and Tracy, Curry and Craig also
hit two-baggers.
The Lady Cats are away to
Hilliard on Thursday and away
to district foe Middleburg on

Signs scholarship

to Seminole CC...
'Tiffany Smith (left), a four-year varsity
softball pitcher at Baker County High
School, signed afill scholarship intent
letter on February 11 and will attend
and play ball for Seminole Commu-
nity College in central Florida. Ms..
Smith, 1.7, is the daughter of Jackie and
Virginia Smith of Glen St. Mary and
maintains a 3.2 grade point average at
BCHS. She is also a member of the Jax
Streamline Gold travel team. Tiffany's
goal is to sign on with a four-year col-
lege program when she finishes up at
Seminole. At right is SCC Raider coach
Courtney Miller.
Pfh o;.- t pbcourtei .'of Virginia Smith



led with two nits each from
Travis Tyson, Waddell, Duval
and Adam Holland in his first
appearance of- the year. Cat
pitching has not given up an
earned run this year, while
offensively the team is hitting
.310 as a team.
"We have gotten off to the
start I expected from this club,"-
said Staples. "To be 3-0 after the
schedule we had the first week
says a lot about the kids' com-
mitment to the off-season. Our
pitching has been absolutely
dominating so far."
The Cats travel to Middleburg
on Thursday and return home
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Lew Boyette lines up a serve against Baldwin.
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COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, February 26, 2009 Page 11

Drama club puts on a show

Elementary students get gif ofBroadwaj

Press Staff
The noise in the Macclenny
Elementary school auditori-
um was deafening as children
poured in from all over the cam-
pus, anxious for the show to be-
Teachers, like happy traffic
cops, directed the excited lines
of kids to their seats. There were
so many kids, that extra sets
of seats were rolled
out and set up. The
lighting technician
.gave his equipment
a last minute check
and the performers
began getting into po-
sition for the opening
Broadway For Kids!
was about to begin.
The most recent pro-
duction of the, Baker
County High School
Drama Club, entitled
Broadway In Baker! was
so successful and well re-
ceived that it was adapted
into a shorter production
targeted specifically for a
younger audience. Last week,
the show was performed numer-
ous times for classes in both el-
ementary schools.
Tailoring the show to appeal
to the tastes of younger children
meant infusing it with a heavy
dose of Disney,
Broadway For Kids! featured
theme songs from some of the
most popular and beloved Disney
productions from the last decade
such as "The Lion King," "The
Little Mermaid" and "Aladdin."
- Hit songs from "Grease,"
"Fame" and the outrageously
popular musical "Momma Mia,"
which features the songs of the
music group Abba, rounded 6ut
the 45-minute production. Even
Mary Poppins made an appear-
ance, much to the delight of the
Between the musical num-
bers, masters of ceremonies
Richard Moore, Jamie Buford
and Spencer Gerard entertained
the kids with comical anecdotes
while also telling them a little
about what they were going to
The production opened with
the song "Circle of Life" from

"The Lion King" and featured
the performers in eye-catching
animal masks and African-style
clothing. Most notable was the
clever and creative giraffe cos-
tume design.
As the song began, the per-
formers slowly made their way
from the back of the auditorium
along the sides and through the
middle of the l

a u -
dience, and finally
gathered together in a striking
tableau on stage.
"Circle of Life" is a memo-
rable song, with the animals cel-
ebrating and giving allegiance to
the recently born lion cub who
will one day be king. The BCHS
students are to be commended
for their wonderful vocal harmo-
nies on this number. The whole
group can sing very well.
In "The Little Mermaid,"
the clever props stole the scene.
With the assistance of a helper,
Sara Beth Gerard, playing the
part of Ariel, was rolled onto the
stage. Her costume was designed
in such a way that she could sit
and perform comfortably while
showing off her striking green
and aqua colored mermaid tail.
Ms. Gerard sang one of Ariel's
main songs called "Part Of Your
World" and did a lovely job.
One very animated duo, Trey
Orberg and Garrett Lucas, were
goofy and delightful as charac-
ters from "Aladdin." Their slap-
stick antics worked well as they
sang "You Ain't Never Had A
Friend Like Me."
During the number "You're
The One That I Want," Sara Da-


vis and Dylan Gerard, imperson-
ating Sandy and Danny from the
musical "Grease," successfully
achieved the chemistry created
on screen by John Travolta and
Olivia Newton-John.
Sara Davis again appears as
the nanny Mary Poppins leading
other singers/dancers in a rous-
ing performance of "Supercal-
As the chorus of this crazy
song repeats, it speeds up un-
til the performers are zoom-
ing back and forth across the
stage at break-neck speed.
The song ends and everyone
collapses. This got a big
S laugh from the kids.
That energy is captured
again during the show's
two finai numbers. The
performers re-create the
street scene of the theme
song from the movie
"Fame" with everyone
dancing and leaping
around the audience.
Several of the kids were
pulled out to dance,
too, which they did with all
their might. As the song ended
the performers all slid to their
An all-girl ensemble fronted
by Sara Beth Gerard was the fi-
nale to the show. Kids clapped
along to the vivacious chorus of
"Mamma Mia! Here I go again!
My, my. How can I resist you?"
Good choreography and high
energy dancing was the high-
light of this number. The girls
were all gorgeous, too.
Overall, Broadway For Kids!
was a total delight.

School Lunch
March 2 March 6

Offered everyday:
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, March 2
Breakfast: Ham and cheese biscuit, fruit
juice, milk
Lunch: Gsliced turkey roast or beef nug-
gets both served with rice and gravy, choice
of 2 sides: seasoned cabbage, chilled fruit
or juice choice, tossed salad with dressing
with a slice ofcornbread
Tuesday, March 3
Breakfast: Cereal with slice of toast, fruit
juice, milk
Lunch: Tuna salad with rotini with a
homemade wheat roll or pizza burger
on a bun, choice of 2 sides: baked potato
rounds, pole beans, chilled fruit or juice
Wednesday, March 4
Breakfast: Waffles with syrup, fruit
juice, milk
Lunch: Shepherd's pie with a homemade
wheat roll or deli turkey and cheese sand-
wich, choice of 2 sides: whipped potatoes,
steamed broccoli, lettuce and tomato
Thursday, March 5
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with baked
potato rounds, fruit juice, milk
Lunch: Cheese pizza slice or BBQ on
a bun, choice of 2 sides: baked potato
rounds, seasoned blackeye peas, chilled
fruit or juice choice
Friday, March 6
Breakfast: Egg and cheese burrito, fruit
juice, milk
Lunch: Pepperoni pizza hot picket or ham
with into beans over rice, choice of 2 sides:
raw veggies with lowfat ranch dressing,
steamed green beans, fresh fruit or juice
choice with a homemade wheat roll


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Notice is hereby given thit the Baker County Board
of Commissioners will received written, sealed bids-
at the Baker County Administration Office, located
at 55 North Third Street, Macclenny, Florida 32063,
until March 11, 2009 at 11:00 am for the following:
Project Number 2009-02
Resurfacing and widening 2.8 miles of Odis
Yarborough Road

A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held on
February 25, 2009 at 10:00 am in the Baker County
Administration Building -at 55 North Third Street,
Macclenny, FL 32063. Bids will not be accepted
from any bidder who is not represented at the pre-
bid conference. All contractors bidding this project
.must be pre-qualified with FDOT in Tallahassee,
Florida. Contractors may obtain specifications and
bid documents only at the pre-bid conference. All
bids must be sealed with the project number clearly
marked on the outside of the bid packet. Any bids
received after March 11, 2009 at 11:00 am, will not
be accepted. The Baker County Board of Commis-
sioners reserves the right to reject any and.all bids.
S 2/19-2/26
(CM REV TR) the holder of the following certificate
has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issu-
ance, the description of the property and the names
in which it was assessed are as follows:

Lots Five (5) and Six (6) of Block Thirty
Three (33) of Lincoln Park, a subdivision of
a part of Section Thirty-Five (35) Township
Two (2) South Range Twenty (20) East, as
per map of plat of said Lincoln Park on file
in the Office of the County Clerk of said Bak-
er County, Florida being the same premises
conveyed to me by Deed of E.J. Calkin et
al. Recorded in Baker County, Book "V" of
Deeds page 537 May 16,1927.
'. Unless such certificate or certificates shall be
redeemed according to law, the property described
herein will be sold to the highest bidder at the East
door of the Baker County Courthouse, Macclenny,
Florida on April 14, 2009 at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 13th day of February, 2009.


BY: Bonnie M. Palle'schi
Deputy Clerk


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the proposed
* Ordinance, whose title hereinafter appears, will be
brought up for reading on Tuesday, March 3, 2009,
at the meeting of the Baker County Board of County
Commissioners, commencing at 6:00 p.m., in the
County Administration Building located at 55 N
3rd Street, Macclenny, Florida. A copy of said Or-
'dinance may be inspected by any member of the
public at the office of the Clerk of the Circudit Court.
of Baker County in the Baker County Courthouse in
Macclenny Florida. On the date above mentioned,
all interested parties may appear and be heard with
respectto this proposed ordinance.

P.O. BOX 1120, US 90 WEST
GLEN ST. MARY, FL. 32040-1120
Phone (904) 259-4375 FAX (904) 259-6146,
The following vehicles will be sold at public
auction March 13, 2009 at 10:00 am, at Higginbo-
tham's Towing & Recovery, US 90 West, Glen St.
Mary, FL. 32040.
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VIN #74L31063
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VIN #1GNCS13W5P2186704
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In compliance with Florida Statute 1013.721,
the School District of Baker County, Florida is seek-
ing proposals from qualified businesses with opera-
tions in Baker County Florida interested in partner-
ing with the district in A Business-Community (ABC)
School Program. The proposal is for the Business
to provide facilities, which includes the associated
operating and upkeep expenses. The School District
of Baker County will provide an educational pro-
gram for the children of the business' employees
consistent with the Baker County School District's
approved elementary instructional time.
An ABC (A Business-Community) School is
defined as a public school offering instruction to
students from kindergarten through third grade in a
facility owned or leased by a business. For informa-
tion, please call (904) 259-6251.

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2002 Springdale by Keystone camper,
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Truck load oak firewood, pre-cut fire-
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Queen size sleeper sofa and chair, neu-
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Basset Hound puppies, eight weeks
old, health certificates, papers, CKC
registered, four females, $300. 259-
8662 or 509-7037. 2/19-2/26p

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
Children's Elite is seeking a hard work-
ing, mature person that likes to work
with children. 259-1373. 2/19-3/19p
Tire and! lube technicians, pay based on
experience. TA Travelcenter in Baldwin.
Apply to Mark Holmes 904-266-4281
ext. 22 or email resume to tal25shop@ 9/1ltfc'
Earn while you learn, $1000 month
part-time. Commissioned sales posi-
tion, good with people, basic computer
skills, profession appearance. Full time
positions available. 259-5465.

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
For sale or lease with option to buy,
house in Macclenny, 4 BR, 2 BA, remod-
eled brick home with fenced back yard
and porch, hardwood floors throughout
house, new roof, $130,000. Call for
appointment 904-338-4651.2/26-3/19p
Owner financing, 3 BR; 2 BA, brand
new, great location, $5000 down. 904-
334-1902. 2/26c
Two lots in Copper Creek, Unit III. Call
813-1580. 12/11tfc
.72 acre homesite, houses only. At
entrance to Macclenny II subdivision,
$39,900. 904-219-0480. 1/29tfc
Pre-foreclosure, nearly new 2400 SF
home in Rolling Meadows, 4 BR, 2/2
BA, huge kitchen, only $169,900. 904-
40 acres to 120 acres, starting at
$4000 per acre. 904-259-8028.
1985 60x28 doublewide, 3 BR, 2 BA,
family room and den, front and bock
porches on one acre near Macclenny
Elementary. Asking $72,500, owner
financing available, excellent invest-
ment opportunity. 904-476-7136.
3 acres, high and dry, fish pond,
homes or mobile homes, set-up includ-
ed, owner financing or cash discount.
912-843-8118. 2/22tfc'
FSBO 3 BR, 2 BA home and garage
apartment, 3 BR, 1 BA package on .86
acre in established Macclenny neigh-
borhood. Block construction with hard-
wood $300, 000. 259-4455.2/26-3/19p
You wanted to sell, now you need to.
sell. I buy Baker County houses. 904-
219-0480. 1/29tfc

FSBO, 4 BR, 2 BA 4.82 acres at 17598
CR 127, Cuyler. Fixer-upper listed at
$85,000. No owner financing. Contact
904-306-6707,, email cuylerhomefor- 2/19-3/12p
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
home at back of lot, $149,000. Call 859-
3026. 9/25tfc
MacGlen Builders, Inc. Brick homes in
Macclenny from $145,000-$210,000.
813-1580. 11/13tfc
One acre on Steelbridge Ro1'd, $17,000.
Call 904-334-3361. 2/12-2/26p
For sale or lease with option to buy,
Macclenny II, 3 BR, 3 BA house with
large bonus room, stone fireplace and
hardwood floors, $189,000. Call for
appointment 904-233-3262.2/26-3/19p
Six acres in Macclenny $20,000 an
acre. 904-259-8028. 2/26-3/12c

Beautiful ranch style home with acre-
age for rent in the Baldwin area. Smoke
free home sits on 6.5 cleared acres,
3 BR, 2 BA, large kitchen with adjoin-
ing living room and also a large laun-
dry room. Fresh paint and new carpet
through-out, central heat/air, sewer sep-
tic with artesian well. Ideal for horses,
also has a pole barn that could accom-
modate animals if- needed. Renter's
application and one year lease required,
$1100/month plus security deposit.
Email us at for
pictures and further info. 276-5559 or
338-1154. 2/26-3/5p
Trailer or camper lot for rent $200/
month. 251-4130. 2/19-2/26p
3 BR, 2 BA home on large lot, two car
carport, $850/month, first, last, $500
deposit. 904-813-5558. 2/26-3/12p
Studio apartment, washer, dryer,
microwave furnished, $650/month,
$500 deposit, service animals only.
259-2121. 1/15tfc
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home in city, central
H/A, $475/month. 813-5949: 2/26p
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, 1 BA newly renovated downtown
apartment $700/mpnth, $700 security
deposit, basic utilities included. 874-
2058. 2/26p
2 BR, 2 BA mobile home like new, $700/
month, first month plus $500 deposit.
Glen area, service animals only. 259-
2121. 7/24tfc
2 BR, 1 BA apartment, washer/dryer
hookup, $575/month, $500 security on
one year lease. 259-9797. 2/26tfc
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, large yard,
$750/month, first and last plus $500
deposit. 259-6849, 2/26p
2 BR, 1 BA, mobile home $525 month,
$525 deposit. 904-334-1902. 2/26c
2 BR, 1 BA, 163 South Boulevard West,
Macclenny. Central H/A, ,$875/month,
security deposit and first month's rent
required. Call 613-6001. 2/19-2/26p
3 BR, 2 BA 1000 SF home for rent in city
limits, $750/month plus equal deposit.
Available 3/1/09. Call 259-6546 day, 259-
4602 evening. 2/19tfc
2 BR, 1 BA 2007 mobile home for rent
in Glen. Service animals only, $600/
month, $300 deposit. Call 259-2880 or
962-0758. Ask for Darlene. 2/26p
Homes and mobile homes for rent
from $750-850 monthly. 259-3343.
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home, central H/A,
water softener, large kitchen and porch
on acreage in town, $600/month, $300
deposit, lawn maintenance included,
service animals only. 863-602-1264:
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, garbage
pickup, water & lawn maintenance pro-
vided, $450-$585. 912-843-8118.
2 BR, 1 BA 14x60 in Macclenny, $550/
month, $600 deposit with appliances,
heat and air. Service animals only. 259-
6966. 2/26c
Mobile homes. 2 and 3 BR, A/C, service
animals only, $500-$575 plus deposit.
904-860-4604. 3/17tfc
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home, central H/
A, $565/month, first, last plus $300
deposit. Includes water, lawn service
and trash. 259-7335. 6/12tfc


. k,-- .h," Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm.
: V XG.B, 9118 Carey Barber Road. Clothes. shoes, household
S'iltems, knickknacks, little bit of everything.
S Friday and Saturday, 9:00 am-1:00 pm, CR23C
West of 121, look for signs. Furniture, clothes, little
bit of everything.
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-?, 5947 Woodlawn Cemetery Road.
Gigantic yard sale at the end of Woodlawn Cemetery Road.
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-?, 7349 W. Madison Street, Glen St.
Friday and Saturday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, 121 S. First driveway past
Raiford Road Church. Lots of low priced items.

Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-?
stroller, men's, women's and boy's
Saturday, 8:00 am-? Bob Kirklan
teen girl clothes 0-2.
Saturday, 8:30 am-? One mile s
thing for everyone.

Nice apartment, 1 BR, 1 BA, kitchen,
in downtown Macclenny, $495/month
plus deposit. 904-540-4450. 2/26c
' 3 BR, 2 BA trailer, Cedar Creek Drive,
Sanderson, $650/month, first and last
months rent, $600 deposit. 251-4130.
3 BR, 2 BA doublewide on Y 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, Tast, $300 security.
259-7335. 2/12tfc
2 BR mobile home in Glen $450/month,
$450 deposit. 259-8140. 2/19tfc
2 BR, 2 BA mobile home in RiverHeights
Mobile Home Park. $425/month, $200
deposit. 891-4053. 2/26p

2009 32x64 24 BR, 2 BA, delivery, setup,
skirting, steps, A/C installed $56,900.
259-8028. 2/19-3/12c
2008 28x52 3 BR, 2 BA, "must go" deliv-
ery, setup, skirting, steps and A/C installed
$52,900. 259-8028. 2/19-3/12c
2009 32x80, 4 BR, 2 -BA, living room,
den, delivery, setup, skirting, steps, A/C
installed $69,900. 259-8028. 2/19-3/12c

Commercial building 3000 SF, excellent
location with parking. 699-3710 or 699-
3717. 2/19-2/26p
Office space for rent, prime location,
downtown Macclenny, $588.50 per month
plus deposit. Call 259-6546. 1/8ftc



$100 FOR


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4653 Oak Street. TV's, high chair,
s clothes, toys.
nd Road, follow signs, lots of stuff, .

south of 1-10 on 121. Tools, some-

:_-. -; 9 -,; _- '. .
1300 SF office space and 1000 SF office
space located on 121. 259-9022.11/20tfc
Commercial building for lease with
4,000 SF available, on main Macclenny
intersection with plenty of parking space,
call 259-2417. 10/16tfc

Teach courses in the Physical Therapist Assistant
program. Work with Coordinator of Clinical
Education to ensure appropriate clinical activities of
.'students in-the program. Advise students, conduct
the selection process of PTA program students.
Review all. PTA courses. Monitor continuing
evaluation of programs and implement needed
improvements and assist other program faculty
in developing, preparing and updating program'
materials. Coordinate accreditation processes of the
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy
Education (CAPTE). Assist the Executive Director in
preparation of the budgetforthe program. Maintain
the PTA Advisory Committee. Oversee semiannual
meetings. Assist in regular curriculum reviews.
Maintain active communication with health care
agencies. Promote positive relationships. Conduct
follow up surveys on graduate job placement,
alumni educational advancement and employer
satisfaction. Keep informed of changes affecting
programs as mandated by the accrediting agencies.
Maintain accurate literature regarding program
admission requirements.
Master's degree, with at least one degree in the field
of Physical Therapy or Physical Therapist Assistant
required and licensure as a physical therapist
or certification as a physical therapist assistant
Minimum 3 years experience in clinical practice.
Salary based on degree and experience, plus
benefits. -
Review of applications to begin:.lmmediately and
position open until filled.
College application and copies of transcripts
required. All foreign transcripts must be submitted
with a translation and evaluation. Position details
and application available on the web at:
Inquiries: Human Resources
SLake City Community College
149 SE College Place
-Lake City, FL.32025
Fax: (386) 754-4594
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Friday, February 27
9:30 am until 4:30 pm
Saturday, February 28
9:30 am until....
we decide'we've had a belly full
of it for the day

What is being sold: EVERYTHING! Green leather
double-recliner sofa, barely used; recliner chair; solid cherry
Queen Rice 4-poster bed (made by Crescent furniture);
miscellaneous kitchen Items; oak tv/stereo entertainment
unit; QS bed; numerous household items, clothing, and
linens. If it needs to be cleared out of the house, then it's
,for sale.

ZIP, ZILCH, NADA, -- NONE! -- I am extremely cranky before completing my
first pot of coffee, so 9:30 am is already pushing it with me).

Location: Take US 90 West to LEFT onto Nursery Blvd., to FIRST
DRIVEWAY on the right. White mobile home w/black shutters. Look for
the signs! Look forward to seeing you there --- (at 9:30 am).

Bands compete, take honors

The Baker County Wildcat
Marching Band and auxiliaries
and the BCMS Band have been
practicing long and hard for
They have spent class time
and many afterschool and week-
end dates getting ready for the
District 4 Florida Bandmasters'
Association Solo and Ensemble
Festival on Friday and Saturday
this past weekend at Bucholtz
High in Gainesville.
Each student performed for a
judge either in a small group or
as a solo performer.
"They have been preparing for
this day for many months and all
did an awesome job," said band
director Summer Sams.
Four BCHS students received
superior ratings: Alyssa Fernan-
dez on flute and majorettes Tay-
lor Hartley, Haley Kirkland and
Jena Sands in baton.
Jacob DeFee scored an.excel-
lent in trumpet and Katherine
Kirkland an excellent in clarinet.
In ensemble, the BCHS Win-
ter Colorguard of Samantha
Buhler, Jessica Buhler, Jessica
Davis, Sarah Handte, Meagan

BCHS band contest winners (front, l-r) Erin Gaylord, Stephanie Yaccarino, Danielle
Blow, Tim Padgett, (back) Band Director William McClendon, Jordon Pinchback,
Brianna Graham, Jacob Dickinson. Not pictured are Ethan Rivest and Emily Mead-

Hardin, David Widemond re-
ceived a superior rating, as did
the Majorette Corps of Hannahl
Dopson, Taylor Hartley, Haley
Kirkland and Jena Sands
The middle school also had a
strong showing. Tim Padgett on
trombone and Emily Meadows
\on bass clarinet both received

First place for 23

Baker County High Future gan Tubbs and
Business Leaders of America took first; bus
collected over a dozen district Maegan McD(
championships last week in duction to bus
Jacksonville. bley first; intr
The local students won 23 nology, Samu
first place awards, 7 second accounting I D
place awards, and a pair of third introduction to
places.' nication, Taken
The FBLA swept through Alex Ruehling
most of the competition in Dis- In the introd
trict IV. The students competed mentary proce(
in on-line tests, production tests, Sands scored a
and performance tests to win the security, Rush
District IV Business Competi- team of Jorda
tion title. Hartley and Ri
District IV includes the high ished first in the
schools in Yulee and Callahan as cision making t
well as Baker County High.
The following is a list of the
winners by category:
Economics, Nichole Berry
first and Jordan, 'auleyy third;
business law, Danielle Braddock
first; calculations, Emily Gibbs Well Dr
first and Sara Beuttgen second;
business math, Leah Wheeler Septic
and Rebekah. Combs first; busi-
ness communications, Rachel
Davis and Carissa Ward tied for
first, Jasmine Paige second; tech- WE.'R
nology concepts, Joseph Dolby
first place.
In the entrepreneur team com-
petition. Kandace Conner. Mor-

Excellent ratings went to
Jacob Dickinson on flute, Bri-
anna Graham on clarinet, Ethan
Rivest on trumpet, Jordan Pinch-
back on euphonium, Erin Gay-
lord on flute, Danielle Blow on
clarinet and Stephanie Yaccarino
on clarinet.
William McClendon directs
the BCMS band.,

d Haley Kirkland
iiness procedures
onald. first; intro-
siness, Tyler Mo-
oduction to tech--
el Murphy first;
)evon Paige first;
business commu-
iya Ruise first and
second place.
auction to parlia-
dure contest, Jena
first place; cyber
Weaver first; the
an Hand, Taylor
ebecca Wilds fin-'
e management de-
team competition.

Nicole Ruise was first in word
processing network concepts;
Leslie Tanner, Felisha Starling
and Amanda Finley first in digi-
tal video production; the team
of Guadalupe Campos, Emilee
Pass and Bryan Lohr took 'first
in emerging business concepts;
Callihan Helms was first in job
Royce Rhoden took first in
public speaking and Kelton Giv-
ens second; Wynesha Wallace
was first and Dexter Smith sec-
ond in public speaking II. Ken-
dra Jones took first place in im-
promptu speaking.

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Major credit cards accepted.

THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, February 26, 2009 Page 13

Mexican national turns up wanted

A Mexican national arrest-
ed the morning of February
22 for speeding in downtown
Macclenny was driving without
a license and wanted on'warrants
in North Carolina and Georgia.
Deputy Matt Sigers stopped a
1999 Ford SUV driven by Fausto
Hernandez, 23, of Ruskin, FL
about 7:30 after it sped by him in
the west city near Blair St. The
driver produced only a Mexican
identification card, and a com-
puter check revealed the others
warrants. Neither state wants to
extradite him.
In other arrests, Deputy
Chris Walker said he recog-
nized Russell Wiesemeyer as
the driver of a 1999 Ford,SUV
near Interstate 10 and US 90
the morning of February 17 and
was aware his license had been
suspended. A computer check
revealed four prior suspensions
for failure to pay traffic fines.
Deputy ,Walker also issued
Mr. Wiesemeyer a ticket for a
similar offense on February 12.
Gina Norman, 47, of Glen
St. Mary was arrested just after
midnight on February '2 for
driving her 1994 Ford SUV on
a license restricted to business

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
MAKE AN OFFER! MLS#468881 Today's the
day! Own this custom home w/4BR 3BA
2,328 SE Lots of privacy. Come live in the
country. $345,600
READY FOR YOU! MLS#395644 Cute 3/2 in
the country offers 1,512 SF, 5.35 acres very
well maintained mobile home. Deck in back!
NEW HOME SITES! MLS#462028 Beautiful
new home site available for you to build
your dream home in this all brick community.
THE TIME IS NOW! MLS#453883 Excellent
location. 4BR 2BA 1978 SF fenced rear, huge
master doset! Neutral colors A must see
GREAT STARTER! MLS#461526 Move in
ready 3BR 2BA home with bonus /office
on almost 12 acre. All appliances included.
COUNTRY LIVING! MLS#438836 Close to the
city. This mobile hm sits on 2.32 acres w/4BR
2BA. A must see. Bring all offers! $150,000
with pool. Concrete block home with brick
front. Offers over 1600 SF. Call for an appt.
VACANT LAND MLS#469645 Bring those
* house plans with you, once you walk this land
you will look no further. 2.50 acres w/deep
pond in front. Call today!

purposes only.
Deputy Michael Hauge said
he stopped Ms. Norman at US
90 and SR 121 in Macclenny
because her vehicle had one
operable headlight. She admit-
ted that she was on her way to

a bar, a violation of the license
restriction stemming from a
prior suspension.

Chc tot.

1395 Chaffee Road

South, Jacksonville

Watson Realty Corp. REALTORS 904.772.9800

BEAUTIFUL HOME! MLS# 470813 3BR 2BA home
that is eloquently upgraded. Lots of extras. Call today!
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. Seller will give an allowance for any painting &
updating of house.. Price has been drastically reduced.
Bring all offers! $550,000
THE PLANTATION MLS# 465612 Beautiful 3BR/2BA
home on 2.54 acres in old nursery plantation. Makethis
your dream home. $270,000
PERFECT LAND! MLS# 408378 45.63 Acres! Great
for horses & agriculture. CR121. Has older home & 2
rentals. Close to St. Mary's River. $625,000
MOTIVATED SELLER! MLS#453352 Will consider any
and all offers- regardless of the amount. Very motivated
seller. 2.29 acres, zoned commercial. Located %4 mile off
Interstate 10. $250,000
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

NEW HOME SITE! MLS#416006 Heavilytreed lots, no
building time frames, 2400 SF, min. home, 1 horse per
acre allowed.
JUST REDUCED! MLS#404867 6/3 Offers 3001 SF, 1
acre lot, commercial kitchen, indoor utility, fenced back
yard & more!
COUNTRY SETTING MLS#467440 1 home per 7.5
acres. Build your dream home on 15 acres completely -
deared and waiting for you! $299,900.
HIGH & DRY! MLS# 428488 5.63 acres for you to build
your dream home! Surrounded by gorgeous homes.
Large pole barn. Homes only.'
448655 36.Z7 acres of wooded land ready to develop.
Owner will sell as two parcels, ,,,i plrefers 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!
SECLUDED ACRES! MLS# 438950 Thirteen private
& secluded acres. Partially fenced with water & power
already installed. Close to everything!
GREAT LAND! MLS# 448623 Eighty acres ready to be
developed and built on. Owner will divide into smaller
parcels from 2.5 acres and up. Price will vary according
to size of tract. $880,000
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Patios Driveways
Slabs Stamped Concrete
Micheal or Joshua Roberts
Complete site & underground
utility contractor
We sell:
Fill dirt starting at $100 per load
Slag rock
Land Clearing Ponds Demolition
8 28-2 26p
Air conditioners Heat pumps
Major appliances*
24 hour 7 day emergency service!
Call Vince Farnesi,

All types of pest control
Call Eston Shannon or Bill
Ask about our lire ant control
6 26nric

One Call Does it All
Ronnie Sapp
FL '003 CFC032613
GA 316,.1-13219RCMD ic
Water softeners Iron fillers
City or well systems
Chlorine Removal
Sales Rentals Service Repairs
Salt delivery
Total water softeners supplies
797 S 6th Street Macclenny
: irt,:
Free junk removal
and vehicles
2 122 26p
Free estimates
CCCO46191- 5 2n.:
Culverls installed
Tim Johrinson
5 1i tii

New systems & repairs
Field dirt Top soil
Bulldozer & backhoe worK
Culverts insIalled
509-0930 cell
12 7n:
Mowing, edging, mulching,
clean-ups, sodding, removal
and replacement.
Sprinkler repairs
Free estimates
.4 '1i,
Design Build
'iour plans or our plans
Bentley Rnoden -

CP.c1- I..I

Professional painting
Pressure washing
Interior eitenor
Residential commercial
Fully insured Locally owned
25 years experience
Homes and offices
Licensed in Baker County
Reasonable rates
Family owned
Call Rita
(904) 653-1030 home
(386) 438-3340 cell
2 .'19
Free estimates
Discounts lor s piors
26-i: .- i) ,
Black & While Color Copies,
Custom Business Forms,
Business Cards, Signs. Slickers
and so much more!l!
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110 South Fihin Street

3 in-1

Sprinkler Systems
Residential and Commercial
Installations and Repairs
Free Eslimniates
Family Owned and Operated
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Engineered trusses for your new
Home Barn Shed Etc
Free estimates
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Oils. acrylics, watercolors
canvases, drawing pads"
& much more!
110 South Fifth Street

For complete lawn care
Commercial & residential
Licensed & insured


We build in-ground pools
We sell and install
DOUGHBOY above-ground pools
Service Renovations Cleaning
Repairs Chemicals Pans
698-E West Macdclenny Ave
(nexl to Raynor's Pharmacy)
Fall & Winter hours
1000 am-6-OO0 pm
Saturday 10 00 am-2:00 pm

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2 and 4' wells
Call Roger or Roger
Licensed & Insure
Family owned & oper

Residential and comm
Will do shopping, laundry
Reasonable prices
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, errands.


General Contraclor
Any type construction, we can do it
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No lob too small

Licensed & insured

New roots Roof repairs
Roof replacement
Free estimates


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, February 26, 2009 Page 14

THE VyStar


CECF students (front, l-r) Tracey Miller, Richard Moore, Dusty Brown, Page L. Moore, (back) Miranda Crews, Diggie Vitt and
Ashley Barrett. Andrew Thompson is not pictured.

CECF brings home medals
The Baker County High School County High School," comment- rett' in parliamentary procedu
team put its business skills to ed sponsor Mark Hartley. concepts; Dusty Brown and Tra
the test earlier this month at the The winners included: first ey Miller for a recruiting poste
Career Education Clubs ofFlor- places Taylor Vitt in sales dem- Tracey Miller in medical offing
ida district competition .held at onstration; Miranda Crews in procedures.
the North Jacksonville Baptist medical office procedures; Rich- Third places to Page Moo
Church. ard Moore in extemporaneous in financial math, -and Andre
The BCHS branch of CECF speech. Thompson in information tec
had an outstanding showing Second places to Ashley Bar- concepts.
in competition against other
area high schools. The students
brought home eight trophies, in
eluding three first place finishes. W odlaw n Kennels
"They did a fine job and were
great representatives of Baker Qualiti Professional Care
ONLY Private Spacious Indoor/Outdoor Runs
$6.00 Complete Bath, De-flea & Groom ....... $20-$25
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'08 Chevy Malibu LS
Automatic, 4 Dr., All Power
NADA Price $16,900
Pineview Discount $2,500


'06 Chevy Impala
Auto, V6, PW, PL
NADA Price $14,995
Pineview Discount $2.010

YOUR PRICE $12,985


IRICE $19,423
'03 Toyota Camry
Ato, V6, PW, PL
NADA Price $15,575
Pineview Discount $5.02f

YOUR PRICE $10,549



PRICE" $19,83'
'07 Chevy Aveo
Hatchback, 4 Cyl., GM Certified
NADA Price $12,975
Pineview Discount $2.980



'04 Chevy Silverado 4WD
Reg. Cab, 5.3L, PW, PL, CD, Auto, Toolbox
NADA Price $15,995
Pineview Discount $3,000

YOUR PRICE $12,995

'08 Pontiac G6
Auto, PW, PL, CD, Low Miles
NADA Price $17,995
Pineview Discount $3,300
YOUR PRICE $14,695

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