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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS


1929 WzHnnerofSi


80th Year, Vol. 2


Thursday, April 30,2009


Stretch Excursion slams into rear ofsec

Maj Gerald Gonzalez (in dress shirt) and
aspect the demolished font
S Ford extended Imousine
after at slammed into and up under the rear
of a sem-triuck and trader on Interstate 10
the afternoon c .- Mark R
Stephens, 41, vas flown
from the scene by Trauma One helicopter to
Shandlu s Jhacksonlle wth serious injuries .-
He was changed with careless driving laedr -o
rooper
HJ Chichoski Jr said the semi had just

Stephens apparently did not see the merg-

vehicles came to a stop on the shoulder The

nearly two hours


Riders eagerly await opening of Shoals park Thurs
BY JOEL ADDINGTON The park entrance is locat- in nature more than anything
reporter@bakercortypress.co ed north of Odis Yarborough else," Ms Pegler said of why
Road just west of the intersec- she rides
Since Mary Pegler first tion with Bob Bumrnsed Road, But for those who delight in
heard about St not far from Ms piloting off-road vehicles like
Mary's Shoals Pegler's home off four-wheelers and din bikes,
Park antdits ursnustgeerng Turner Cemetery and have bee. anticipating
multiuse trails stgettng Road riding the western half of the
more than a year outto the outry I m e en trail system that' s dedicated to
ago at her garden y thinking I might such vehicles, their wait could
club, theformer andbeiginature find a way to hack stretch into next year, said
icomptehse more anany g over," said the Maurice Postal, the county's
rider has eagerly more thananythig five-year county grants coordinator
awaitcompletionhepark s resident who owns A future entrance with park-
completion else MyPegler an Appaloosa and ing for both horse and off-road
looi'n batee. r an H anoverian, vehicle trailers is planned dos- Modularestroomsbegposonedonsebyacra
a German horse er to the CR 125 intersection
eryday when I breed That work includes turn lanes, However, there will be no Mr Postal
drive by," said "It's just getting resurfacing, a safety realign- entry fee for the park until it Thats also whe
Ms Pegler, whose been rid out into the country and being ment and drainage facilities opens to off-road vehicles, said (See pag


ing horseback for more than 35
years "It's just beautiful; gor-
geous back there I was drool- I o r
ing "
Though the park isn't totally M CI Ori
finished yet, her wait is now
over
About half of the 34-mile
trail system will be opened to
equestrians, bicyclists and hik-
ers during a noon ceremony set
for April 30, the deadline set
by the state agency that granted
the county funds for purchas-
ing the 1600-acre property in
2004
Therecreation grant man-
dated that five picnic pavilions, -
the multi-use trails and bath-
room facilities must be ready
for public use by the deadline



Board plays

'musical BYKELLEY LANNIGAN
i o Press Staff
bidsU on special treeforaspecial
little girl is now grow-
g on the playground
SHIP grant of the PreK Kindergarten cen
ter
contractor The "Emily" tree, as the
contractor children of Jana Crews' preK

awards...
The count
-See page 14 www.bakercoun


al tree for young cancer vict


class call it, was put into the
ground during a ceremony on
the morning of April 24
It will become a living me-
morial to one of their class-
mates, 4-year-old Emily Hope
Fernandez-Harrison, who died
of cancer April 10
According to employees at


Hagan Ace Hardware, who do-
nated the red maple, it should
grow to a height of 35-40 feet
The children sat in a circle
around the tree while Faye
Sinclair, principal of the PreK
Center, spoke about the occa-
sion
"Emily was a joy, a friend


placed a pink pap
a special message
tion among the e
of the tree Then,
into a kneeling
Ms Crews' signal
pushing dirt over
(See pag


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mi Cedar


Creek




meeting

BY JOEL ADDINGTON

Representatives from the
New York investment group
that has taken over manage-
ment of the 1600-acre Ce-
dar Creek development from
Adrian Development met with
county officials April 23 for
what was described as a fact-
finding mission
"They just wanted to talk
1 with us to make sure they were
understanding everything,"
d ay county planner Carolyn Bis-
sonnette said of the group, Or-
acle Partners
S Oracle's majority investor
Q Carl Bouckaert, its president
Sudhin Roy and Stacy Patton
of he Atlanta-based real es-
tate development firm hired
e by Oracle, Minerva USA, at-
tended the meeting along with
County Manager Joe Cone,
count nty planners Couan De-
Economic Development Coin





ing agreements al Gable basedtween
nthe county Baker County and Adrian De-
S2) ve lopm eni t

more than $65 million in mans-
m t portation improvements during
I Cedar Creek's 15-year build-
out period, about $250,000 of
which was due to the county
in mid-February but never ar-
Roughly $325,000 of $1 3
million that Adrian also agreed
to pay the EDC is past due as
well
S Minerva was hiredinlight of
litigation between Oracle and
Adrian that led to the transfer
Sf control over four of Adrian's
S projects in Florida, including
Cedar Creek, to the investment
group
According to court docu-
ments, Oracle gave Adrian De-
S old velopment $25 million in Janu-
tiss ary, 2007 in return for a share
1 1 her of the developers' profits
our When Adrian fell behind
on payments to creditors in
ild 2007 and 2008, Oracle sought
er heart with to exercise protective rights in
or decora- the profit sharing agreement
exposed roots signed between the parties, re-
they all got cords show
position At Oracle has yet to announce
, they began any plans for the future of the
the roots and Cedar Creek project, however
"We are in the process of
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Glen St. Mary lawsuit


The Town of Glen St Mary is
headed May 4 toward mediation
of a two-pronged lawsuit filed
last year alleging the town acted
retroactively when charging a
commercial builder for separate
water meters in 2006, and the fol-
lowing year when voting council
members and employees into the
Florida retirement system
The five-member board con-
vened a strategy session after
its regular monthly meeting the
evening of April 21, presum-
ably to discuss how much Glen
St Mary is willing to pay Sav-
age Enterprises of Margaretta to
settle the suit
State law permits such meet-
ings to be closed to the public,
though their content is open for
inspection after the suit is set-
tled
The Savage action, brought in
the name of Mary Jean Smith of
Margaretta, claims the town il-
legally charged her husband Bill
$19,000 in connection fees on a
commercial building he renovat-
edonUS90 east At the time, the
town had no ordinance requiring
separate connections and meters
in commercial buildings only
multi-residential
The town council later ad-
opted an ordinance for separate
hook-ups and meters, but the
Smiths argue it was done retro-
actively, hence a denial of due
process
As for the retirement portion,
the plaintiffs say the council act-
ed illegally in late 2007 bringing
in its five members and a handful
of Glen employees into the re-
tirement system Glen St Mary
had to pony up $15,437 to do so,
based on initial dates of service
on the governing board
Joel Foreman, the town's
contract attorney, said during
the open portion of last week's
meeting that Circuit Judge Phyl-
lis Rosier of Starke recused her-
self from the lawsuit She was
Glen's attorney before assuming
the bench

Gainesville
Either side can walk away
from the mediation and put the
case on track for trial Mr Fore-
man told the council that costs
of defending the suit will likely
escalate if it is not settled next


month Chief among the added
expenses will be regular status
conferences before the judge
Terry Brown of Starke is the
attorney for the plaintiffs He is
longtime counsel for the Baker
County Conmission
In other business last week,
no one appeared during public

St Mary's fixed assets, and a
second banning the use of parked
commercial vehicles, recreation-
al vehicles or recreational equip-
ment as living quarters
The only exceptions to the
second ordinance would be via
a medical hardship approved on
an individual basis by the town
council
The board later in the meet-
ing voted unanimously to adopt
the fixed asset rnles It passed on
first reading the other ordinance,
and it will be slated for adoption
next month
A good portion of the regular
meeting was taken up by mat-
ters surrounding application for
a CDBG grant to complete the
town's water system north of US
90
Most likely the council will
soon allow Jordan and Associ-
ates of Orange Park to apply for

cut, even though the town has
already funded the engineering
portion
Planner Tim Robbins advised
the town may have to come up
with $250,000 or so of the es-
timated $840,000 project cost,
and cautioned that the detailed
allotment process for low- and
moderate-income utility custom-
ers can influence the grant-cash

veys are conducted to detemrne
income levels of residents on a
.. .. 1 Glen St Mary
S1 '* I' for connection
costs to those above the mini-
mum levels
Blount Armstrong, vice-presi-
dent of the newly reorganized
Jordan firm, in his ," ,
ance before the I
dicted the spring of next year or
later before the town will know


(from page 1)
packing it down
That done, they stood and
held hands, saying in a unified
voice, "Wle loe you, Emily"
After a closing prayer by Su-
perintendent Sherrie Raulerson,
the group sang Jesus Loves Me
Emily's grandmother Selma
Harrison and her aunt Lori Har-
rison attended the tree planting
together Both said the event
made them very proud
"That was so very sweet,"
Selma Harrison told the children
afterwards "Emily would have
loved all the little hearts "
According to her grandmoth-
er and aunt, Emily was a child
that readily showed her affec-
tions for others
"She was always loving and
I ,in-
kerbell and wanted to visit Dis-
neyland She loved collecting
Disney princess character stick-
ers and arranging them on the
inside windows of the back door
of her grandmother's house The
little girl had so many toys that
they were kept in an outside
storage area when she wasn't
visiting
According to her grandmoth-
er, Emily once fussed at her for
this practice
"Now, Grandma," the little
girl said, "Don't you go putting


Shoals Park
(from page 1)
will begin full-time enforcement
of park rules with regular secu-
rity patrols of the property
The Shoals will be open 8'30
am to 5'00 pm, seven days a
week
Rules for the multi-use trails
will be posted at the trail head
and include typical prohibitions
for alcohol consumption and
traveling off marked trails
For more information, contact
Mr Postal at 259-3613


ny toys out in that shed'"
Today, those toys are dis-
played in the china cabinet
Emily loved the beach, too, al-
though illness kept her from be-

"She wanted to go down one
so bad," her grandmother said
"One day, I took her out and
helped her I had to hold onto
her the whole time, but she loved
it"
"Emily was special," said her
aunt "I really miss her"


Minerva
(from page 1)
fact finding at this time and
will be in touch soon to give a
report to keep the community
informed," said Ms Patton, Mi-
nerva's development director, by
e-mail
When proposed previously,

or older) residential units, anoth-
er 500 apartments, a golf course
and commercial space between
Glen St Mary and Sanderson
north of US 90


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request the honor of your presence at the

Law Enforcement Memorial Day Service

in honor of

Fallen Officers and their Families

Thursday, May 7,2009
7:00 pm
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OPINION
Thursday, April 30, 2009


Letters to the editor are welcome, but must contain the signature of the writer, a telephone number where the writer may
be contacted and city of residence Letters must reflect opinions and statements on issues of current interest to the general
public The newspaper reserves the right to reject any material which in the newspaper's judgement does not meet stan-
dards of publication

CONTACT US by phone at 904 259 2400 or by fax at Fax 904 259 6502 You can stop by our office located at 104 S
Fifth Street, Macclenny, FL or mail your submission to PO Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063 We are available online at
www bakercountypress com


www.bakercountypress.comr


OPEN LETTER TO NEFSH STAFF AND THE BAKER COUNTY COMMUNITY


NEFSH detractors had to


argue 'cheaper, faster, better'

As I write this message to staff and the corn- v We have and will continue to demonstrate
munity, it is only befitting to reflect on the past that this issue is not about quality service deliv-
six weeks and how it has affected us individually ery that is data-based and outcome-oriented; we
and collectively as aconummunity stand on our Governor's Sterling Award
In the days ahead when our story is told, it will v As we approach application for national
describehowwe, asaNEFSHfamily, roseabove accreditation through the Conmission on Ac-
the rhetoric and politics If one asks how this was creditation of Rehabilitative Facilities (CARF),
accomplished, it started with the vision of our we stand ready once more to demonstrate our
community forefathers who dedicated this site community stewardship We stand ready to dem-
in service to our fellow man From that vision, onstrate to outside reviewers that this hospital's
generations have dedicated their lifework in car- community relationship is the gold standard for
ing for our fellow Floridians who suffer from the other facilities to attain
devastating effects of severe and persistent men- I challenge any privately managed facility
tal illness From a community that has embraced in this country to come forward and show the
this hospital from day one, there is no script or NEFSH family what they do with their commu-
strategy plan; it is simply a way of life nity and what their community does for them
Because we embrace the ethos of selfless Should anyone ask if there is something else
service to our fellow man and rest each day in we could have done, they need only to exam-
fulfillment of this calling, our detractors had to ine our unity and our commitment to protecting
build the perception that they are cheaper, faster those we serve from unnecessary interference in
and better than we are When the NEFSH corn- meeting their life needs and, most importantly,
munity filled the galleries of the Florida House maintaining an atmosphere that provides for their
and Senate chambers, we experienced unjust as- individual recovery On behalf of those we serve
salts on our integrity and performance For this and cannot speak to the issues, we are indebted to
very reason' your commitment and passion
We have and will continue to demonstrate For these reasons and so many more, I am in-
that this issue is not about quality and compas- debted to every member of our hospital team To
sionate care; we stand on our accomplishments all of the citizens of Baker County, I amhumbled
in improving the lives of those entrusted to our by your conumitment to Northeast Florida State
care Hospital and stand proudly with you Please ac-
v We have and will continue to demonstrate cept my heartfelt appreciation
that this issue is not about fiscal responsibility Sincerely,
and fiduciary accountability to the taxpayers of Joph A. Infantino, Admiistrator
Florida; we stand on our 15-year history of cost NotheastFlonda State Hospytal
savings and Tax Watch productivity awards




Re-thinking view on vampires

I finally took high collared and the media that adapt it, is
the plunge and T H E BA C K black capes and undergoing a massive transfor-
watched the I widow's peaks, nation
movie Twilight P CT H sleeping in cof- Last year's HBO series True
based on the 1 fins during the Blood introduced many new
first of the best day, instant concepts and offered clever ex-
selling series of KELLEY LANNIGAN transformation planations that dispelled what
books by author into a bat to fly, modern vampires contend have
Stephanie Meyer no reflection in mirrors, the in- been long held misconceptions
I mentioned in a previous col- ability to withstand the sunlight The TB vamps still couldn't
umn that I have not been a fan And don't forget the garlic take the sun and had to find
of the whole contemporary am- That the one always got me; shelter out of the destructive
pire trend which started back that something so ferocious with rays during the day when they
in the mid-seventies with Anne superhuman strength could be slept The series showed these
Rice's book Interview with a renderedhelplessby afew cloves denizensof the darktobe of two
Vampire of garlic seemed disreputable at distinctly different camps There
Actually, Intervew is a well- best and idiotic at worst were good vampires and there
written, complex story with a I knew people who were fas- were really, really bad ones
confessional tone which draws cinated with the whole mythol- They often went to war with
readers toward empathy with ogy that surrounded these crea- each other
its main character 200-year-old tures of the night A professor at Twilight takes it much fur-
vampire Louis, who was initially my college taught a course in the their and introduces even more
repulsed by the idea of feeding basics of vampirology and took "facts" thathave now completely
on humans and refused to do so, his students on a summer travel reversed the old stereotypes
surviving by getting his meals trip to Transylvania where the Vampiresnever sleep, they are
from animals whole thing is supposed to have super strong and fast though
The story was made into a originated they cannot fly, have hyperhear-
movie in 1994 and was a suc- As for me, I couldn't buy it ing and sense of smell and are
cess After that a slew of vam- at all It just seemed so goofy a not affected adversely by sun-
pire theme movies and television premise And I certainly wasn't light
programs began to emerge on scared of something that itself They can also be intelligent,
the scene, ranging from repul- was scared to death of garlic sensitive, caring, loving, sophis-
sive, gratuitously gory and vio- i i I i ticated, amazingly good look-
lent to campy, silly and utterly : , i 1, .. I i ing, provocatively passionate
ridiculous tural sensation when they ap- and sexy
The Hollywood version of peared on the scene last year They can fall in love with hu-
the un-dead gave us the stereo- The persona of the vampire in mans, refrain themselves from
types most of us older than 40 contemporary society, at least feeding on them and be fiercely
have been familiar with dark according to the newest group of loyal and protective
gothic castles, the red-lined authors who write in this genre About as different as you can
get from the blood-sucking mon-
ster in that old creepy black and
white movie Noferatu, which
THE BAKER OUNTY PRESS scaed the absolute beejezus out
THEOUNTYsof me when I saw it as akid
,=. USPS 040-280 s For whi ,
tremely good The cinematog-
raphy is excellent, the script
intelligent and well-written, the
The Baker County Press s published each Thursday by Baker County Press, Inc setting beautiful, as is some of
n the music The actors are superb
and convincing
SUBSCRIPTION RATES I have to say, in roles that are
hard to give credibility, these
folks deliver And the baseball
Countscene is great I'd have never
changes to The Baker CountPress, P Box59, MacclennyL 323 thought of that
This newspaper s pnnted on recycled paper My only beef with the film is
Publisher/Editor JAMES C. MCGAULEY editor@bakercountypress.com that my DVD player decided to
die while I was watching it for
NEWS EDITOR Joel Addington reporter@bakercountypress con the second time It's practically
ADVERTISING/PRODUCTION Jessica Preatt advertising@bakercountypress con new, been gently used and has
FEATURES Kelley Lannigan features@bakecountypress corn never shown any hint of a prob-
lem
FEATURES/COMMENT/SPORTS Robert Gerard Perhaps I should have put out
BUSINESS MANAGER Kanm Thomas kthomas@bakercountypress con some garlic after all
CLASSIFIEDS & TYPESETTING Debbie Hansen -classifieds@bakercountypress com


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR...


The empty bed'fallacy

Dear Editor
The argument for privatization of NEFSH is centered on one issue
and that is the cost per year per bed NEFSH costs are $120,000 a

privatization claim it will save the state $9 million a year
If the state is currently paying GEO for empty beds, then techni-
cally GEO's facilities are at full census They are paid for each day
GEO does not have the expense of staffing the empty bed and has
no variable expense of an admitted patient In fact, not paying for
empty beds at all of GEO's facilities would, most likely, be a greater
savings
GEO maximizes profit by keeping beds empty
GEO's cost per bed should have total costs calculated on only the
occupied beds and less any payment received for the empty beds the
state pays them for Paying for empty beds is guaranteeing GEO a
profit If the beds were not funded, GEO's interests would turn to fill-
ing every bed to maximize its profits
Having worked for the largest psychiatric hospital corporation,
Charter Medical, which at its peak ran 100 facilities, I can assure
you the prime motivation is profit above all else Charter Medical no
longer exists During its heyday, it was "fill beds at all costs "
NEFSH is a well-run, efficient, public psychiatric facility that has
shown its excellence as a winner of the Governor's Sterling Award

neled to private corporations
As long as the state is willing to pay for empty beds, there will be
a GEO company looking to get paid for doing nothing How do you
think they pay for constructing those hospitals? Do you think their
benefit plan is better than the state's or that they pay better?
This is a bad idea being made under false assumptions that will
only serve to benefit a private company at the expense of the tax-
payer
I would be willing to accept payment for any of our empty beds
from any governmental agency that would like to have inpatient beds
reserved should they need them!
Dennis R. Marks, CEO
Baker County Medcl S,,ces
Wells


We want to know!

Write a letter, sign and submit it to:
editor@bakercountypress.com


Page 3


Coerced

money for

non-proft?

Dear Editor
With all the recent contro-
versy surrounding the Boy Scout
Camp, I decided to weigh in with
mny owin story
Two weeks ago my son and
three other members of the
BCHS Wildcat football team left
my house heading to the Boy
Scout Camp to go swimming
Twenty minutes later the boys
returned dry
I asked the boys why didn't
they go swinmuing and they re-
plied that a man (unknown to
them) told them it would cost
one dollar each to go swimming
The boys thought the man was
joking and kept walking toward
the river The man confronted the
boys and asked them if they had
any money
The boys replied that they
hadn't brought any money with
them The man then told the
boys, "If ya'll don't have any
money then get the f- off my
property'" The boys complied
and returned to my house
After reading last week's ar-
ticle headlined "Campground
Clash," I found it quite ironic
that a non-profit group called the
"Baker Bunch" (whose mission
is to "help abused and neglected
children") could accept money
coerced from children who just
want to go swimming, then give
it to children who are abused
Perhaps the Baker Bunch isn't
aware of these strong-amn tactics
to raise donations, but it should
be This is a classic oxymoron,
with the latter part being the op-
erative word
David (Sub) Jackson
M c..I,y


County needs better health habits

Baker County has a lot going When so many families are
for it, but the overall health of its O N POINT '
roughly 25,000 people is not one I . I .
of those bright spots I&T D nI TT considering whether that food is
I've been hearing about this I 1 llX 1 healthy or not probably takes the
since I began working here more JOEL ADDINGTON back seat When people are hav-
than a year ago, so it's no secret If Aing to take extra shifts to keep the
you live here, you're more likely to lights on, that 30 minutes of cardio
suffer from a myriad of health problems a day probably isn't so feasible
Figures from the Department of Health tend to But the negative health outcomes have been de-
prove this generally accepted assumption In prac- veloping over decades they're likely grounded
tically every health indicator measurable, Baker in the cultural, socio-economic and environmental
County ranks poorly when compared to the rest of norms of the area As such, the trend will probably
the state, and many times when compared to neigh- take decades to reverse, and the collective will of
boring counties most everyone in the community
The department's statistics show higher rates One group's taken a good first step UF and the
locally for obesity, smoking, diabetes, disabilities, local health department are doing a 21-year study
heart disease and lung disease than Florida as a that will account for the above factors, and a pleth-
whole Local residents are also more likely to die ora of others, to discover how they affect children's
from the latter two diseases than those living in health through adulthood
other areas in the region It's a commendable endeavour that will not
The birth rate for teenage mothers, ages 15 to succeed without support from the public at large
19, is unusually high in Baker County, too There's Shouldn't we be asking what can make us healthier
about 35 percent more teenage mothers per capital and attempting to understand why we're so prone
here than in Duval County and 78 percent more per to poor health?
capital than statewide I'm forever hearing talk about folks who are suf-
Perhaps the most sobering statistic is the dispro- fearing from one illness or another But there's never
portionate amount of "years of potential lost life" enough discussion about why things are the way
per 100,000 people Baker's is 13,300 years; Brad- they are, and that needs to change
ford's at 9,239 years; Jacksonville's is 9,271 years
and Florida's is 7,846 years





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COURT Man wrecks pickup in field;

Five-year sentence after plea to returns to retrieve lost parts


trafficking in prescription drugs

A Glen St Mary defendant charge of grand theft as part of credit for time already served
drew a five-year state prison the plea agreement Mr Williams was arrested
term in circuit court last The defendant, 19, in October of last year, first for
week for trafficking in stole a 9 mm pistol drunk driving on Interstate 10
prescription medication from the residence of and several days later for sale of
Joe M Levister Jr, Jeffery Davis in Ridge construction equipment stolen in
25, was arrested after a Estates in December, Taylor County, FL He has a pri-
S. i court records in- or criminal record that includes
,, ,, ,, ,B Vfr Coody was tampering with evidence, drunk
S i two months driving, aggravated assault and
: on the drug possession of a controlled sub-
sheriff's department charge, and for giving a stance
The sale took place at a 12-year-old girl several The court ordered a $4000
residence on South 6th tablets at a residence in fine and a five-year probation
in Macclenny on De- Mr Levstr east Macclenny upon release
cember 1 of last year Counts of disorderly County jail sentences of 364
Mr Levister was also ordered intoxication and contributing to days were ordered for Timothy
by Judge James Nilon to pay a the delinquency of a minor were Grantham for delivery of a con-
$50,000 fine upon release and 1. i 1 1 trolled substance, dropped from
serve a five-year probation as i i i . i a trafficking charge, and for Ja-
part of a plea agreement accept- a youthful offender, and ordered son Perry, who admitted to vio-
edApril20 He has apriorrecord a three year probation following lasting probation on earlier grand
that includes grand theft, dealing release from prison theft cases
in stolen property and Mr Coody has to
driving without a valid serve six months of that

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The driver of a truck that be-
came mired in the mud of Bryan
Crews' Glen St Mary property
was trespassed from the site
April 24 after allegedly running
down trees and causing other
damage there three days before
The victim reported finding
two men in a red Chevy stuck
near his home at 11514 Cedar
Creek Farms Rd the evening of
April 21 He pulled the vehicle
out only to watch it drive errati-
cally, strike several trees, and
get stuck once again
According to Deputy Mat-
thew Reigel's report, Mr Crews
said he believed the males to be
intoxicated and attempting to
hunt on his land Nonetheless,
he pulled them out again and the
truck left

address when Mr Crews report-
ed the driver of the Chevy had


returned to pick up a headlight
that was knocked off the truck
during the collisions
Mr Crews later identified the
driver by photo line-up as Tyler
Payne, 23, of Glen St Mary, and
said he wanted to pursue charges
against him for property dam-
A complaint for the misde-
meanor offense was filed with
the state attorney's office
The prosecutor will also de-
cide whether to charge Jason
Larry, 25, of Macclenny with the
same crime after he allegedly
damaged a door at the S 6th St
Kangaroo station
The clerk there told Deputy
Curtis Ruise that Mr Larry be-
came angry after she wouldn't
accept his broken and taped ID
as proof he was old enough to
purchase cigarettes the morning
of April 21


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The pasttwo weeks, a number
of defendants got probation or
house arrest in return for guilty
or no contest pleas in circuit
court They are
Tonmmy Lee Bryant received
a four-year probation, a ten-
year driver license suspension
and a $1000 fine The plea was
to drunk driving with property
damage, aggravated fleeing po-
lice and driving while license
suspended
Two of the probation years
will be on drug-offender status
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Mary Ruth Martin got a
three-year probation and 50
hours of community service in
return for pleas to three counts
of burglary Michael Cason will
also be on probation three years
and was ordered to pay $3000
to his victim after pleading to a
reduced charge of felony petty
theft He was originally charged
with grand theft


Two defendants will be on
house arrest one year Jeremiah
Wexler for grand theft, battery

grand theft, escape, resisting ar-
rest and two driving offenses
Mr Wexler will be on drug-
offender probation an additional
year
One-year probationary pe-
riods were ordered for Marcus
Jackson for obtaining prescrip-
tion medication by fraud and
attempted cheating via false pre-
tenses; for Richard Ellis for tam-
pering with a witness, battery
and no valid driver's license; and
for Brock Brooks for felony bat-
tery In the latter case, the defen-
dant was ordered to take classes
for anger management
Arrest warrants were autho-
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who did not appear as ordered
Troy Harris for a status review,
Bobby Joe Hyatt for burglary
and grand theft, Barbara Jeffries
for an earlier failure to appear,
and Justin Brady for three counts
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, April 30, 2009 Page 5



Feud leads to the arrest of four


Including a father-son and two brothers


Trafic backups of westbound vehicles on US 90 mn downtown Maclenny are common mn late afernoo



Industrial tract plans a step



forward; traffic fears on hold


BY JOEL ADDINGTON
reporterbakercountypress.com
Although uneasy about in-
creased traffic from an industrial
park planned east of Macclenny,
the Baker County Commission
voted April 20 to alter the site's
future land use to move the proj-
ect ahead
Commissioners' concerns
stemmed from the lack of any
proposed transportation im-
provements during the first five-
year phase of the 750-acre park,
when 2 5 million square feet of
industrial warehouse space is
expected between Interstate 10
and US 90 on the county's east-
ern border from Texas-based
real estate developer Jackson-
Shaw Co
"Over 100 trips an hour at
my red light at [US] 90 doesn't
sound like a good idea," said
Commissioner Gordon Crews
after hearing the amount of traf-
fic expected from the project
Jackson-Shaw's traffic engi-
neer said the park is expected
to generate about 467 additional
vehicles per hour during peak
traveling times, typically week-
day afternoons, and about 2570
additional trips on average each
day
It's also anticipated that 55
percent of that traffic will turn
west on US 90 to catch the inter-
state, he said
With most of the vehicles
heading into Macclenny, Com-
missioner Mark Hartley feared
that traffic backups at signals
in downtown could worsen with
the additional vehicles He asked
if a turn lane could be installed
at the intersection of US 90 and
5th Street to help relieve the con-
gestion
That would be difficult, said
County Manager Joe Cone, be-
cause the road isn't wide enough
for another lane without pur-
chasing additional right-of-way
Jackson-Shaw's regional part-
ner Thomas Jones said the com-
pany hopes to eventually con-
struct a new interchange to the
interstate, but that isn't planned
during the project's first phase
and will require a study to dem-
onstrate to federal regulators
there's no feasible alternative
CommissionerAlex Robinson
asked if the interchange could be
completed any sooner
"That would alleviate all the
problems for downtown Mac-
clenny," he said
Mr Jones responded saying
he couldn't commit to a $40 mil-
lion interchange at this time
"It's a pretty tall order," he
said, adding that the project
would depend largely on the
success of the park's first phase
"If we land a big company
or two [leasing space], we'll
be pushing for the interchange
sooner," Mr Jones said "The in-
terchange is our marketing hook
That will get us the kind of us-
ers we really want to have "
Although the board unani-
mously approved changing the
property's future land use from
agricultural to industrial, com-
missioners were confident they'd
have an opportunity to address
traffic issues again, later in the
review process
Still to come are requests from
Jackson-Shaw for rezoning the
property and the commission's
consideration of a proposed site
plan
During site plan approval, the
county could negotiate for spe-
cific traffic controls, like a right-


turn only signal at the park's exit
to direct vehicles toward Bald-
win instead of Macclenny, for
instance
Next, and with far less discus-
sion, commissioners unanimous-
ly approved land use and zoning
changes requested for another
industrial project planned near
Sanderson called Woodstock
Park
Property owner Roberts Land
& Timber of Lake Butler sought
an industrial future land use des-
ignation and similar zoning for
1600 acres located northwest of
the 1-10 interchange with US 90
The land could one day be
the location to 10 million square
feet of industrial space and more
than 4000 new jobs, said Rob-
erts' consultant Mike Brown,
a planner with England Thims
and Miller of Jacksonville
In other business, the com-
mission also passed rezoning
and re-designating the future
land use on a 72-acre property
owned by James Yarborough
north of Glen about a half-mile
south of Bob Burnsed Rd
The moves from agricultural
to residential land use and zon-
ing will support development of
the land into three-quarter-acre


lots with individual septic sys-
tems Wetlands on the eastern
end of the site will remain un-
developed
Commissioners also approved
the appointment of C J Thomp-
son, chairman of the Land Plan-
ning Agency, to serve as one of
three Baker County representa-
tives on the Northeast Florida
Regional Council
The other local representa-
tives are Chamber of Commerce
Executive Director Darryl Reg-
ister and real estate attorney
Hugh Fish


Four participants, including a
father and son and two brothers,
ended up facing criminal charges
after the latest episode in a long-
simmering feud the afternoon of
April 22
Police were summoned to a
neighborhood off Woodlawn
Rd in response to a complaint
by Janet Lauramore, 50, of Mac-
clenny, who went to the county
jail alleging her daughter Jessica
Cannon, 31, and her son's girl-
friend, Shirley Harris, 23, were
nearly run off Woodlawn and
harassed by brothers Quentin
Griffis, 28, and Jared Griffis, 26
All are from Macclenny
Ms Lauramore is described
in the police report as "extreme-
ly upset and crying" at the jail,
and told BCSO employee Lorina
Fish there was going to be a
killing on Woodlawn Rd "
Sgt Greg Bumrnsed said he
initially went to a residence off
Ben Rowe Circle looking for the
Griffis brothers, then headed east
on Woodlawn where he encoun-
tered three westbound vehicles
driving erratically and some of
the occupants waving arms out-
side windows to get his atten-
tion
The officer also noted that a
red Ford truck driven by Tommy
Lauramore, 53, was attempting
to ram a white Chevrolet occu-
pied by the brothers, including


a final swipe as the Chevrolet
turned into the Griffis driveway
off Ben Rowe
Sgt Bumsed, now joined by
Deputy Michael Hauge, inter-
vened in a loud shouting match
that erupted among the occu-
pants of the three vehicles He
threatened to taser Tommny Laun-
ramore Jr, 34, and the father was
brought to the ground and hand-
cuffed by Deputy Hauge when
he threatened to kill Sgt Bumsed
if he did
Police learned in subsequent
interviews that the incident was
fueled by the Griffis brothers,
who earlier had confronted Ms
Cannon and Ms Harris after
cornering their vehicle on Glenn
Williamson Rd, a dead-end lane
off Woodlawn
They allegedly threatened the
women, who were in the com-
pany of their small children
Jared Griffis was booked on
four counts of aggravated assault
with a motor vehicle and two
counts of assault Quentin Griffis
was charged with two counts of
assault and one of battery for
poking Ms Harris in the face
during their confrontation
Tonumny Lauramore's charges
include two counts of aggravated
assault with a motor vehicle, as-
sault on a police officer and re-
sisting arrest without violence
His son faces a single count


of resisting police without vio-
lence
Sgt Bumsed said the incident
stems from a months-old domes-
tic spat between the Lauramores
and Griffises
In a related matter, a criminal
complaint was filed later that
day against Mason Bryant, 20,
of Glen St Mary for allegedly
threatening Aaron Salts, 24, of
Macclenny The accused alleg-
edly made the threats over the
phone and Mr Salts was a wit-
ness to the events earlier that af-
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Two arrests in separate cases



of alleged threats with firearms

1 1 1 aggravated assault with a deadly Smith had a pistol in his posses-
the I 1 -* , 1 weapon and battery sion One was later confiscated
allegedly pointed a pistol at his Deputy Dawson's report also from his residence and kept for
father-in-law during an argu- noted that the pistol was found possible evidence
ment, then punched his mother- by a canine dog assigned to game The state attorney's office will
in-law as she ordered him to officer William Giles near where decide whether all or any of the
leave the residence off Seaward policebelievedithadbeentossed i, 11'
Way by the intersection of Southern '
Leslie Manalo, 32, was jailed States Nursery Rd and SR 121 ons
on multiple charges after he re- TheRugerpistol, believedsto- Roseanna Singletary, 35,
turned aboutahalf-hourafterthe len from the residence of Shawn filed a complaint against boy-
5 30pmincident tothe residence Knight in Jacksonville and val- friend Damon Lee, 36, alleging
of in-laws Kenneth and Alicia ned at $450, was in a plastic bag he slammed a car door on her leg
Musgrove ages 48 and 42 with a loaded magazine during an argument at Mr Lee's
According to the couple, Mr In another case involving al- west Macclenny residence the
Manalo earlier had brought back legations of threats with guns, evening of April 26
an air compressor he allegedly criminal complaints were filed The complainant said she
took without permission, and an against three Macclenny men went to the address about 8 45 to
argument broke out He walked involved in a confrontation the collect their three children when
to his nearby silver SUV and evening of April 22 at South the argument broke out Mr Lee
returned with a 9-mmn pistol he Boulevard and MLK Dr in the denied the allegation, insisting
was pointing when he allegedly west city Ms Singletary initiated the argu-
threatened to kill Mr Musgrove George Jackson, 30, and Phil- ment and cursed at him in front
The couple's 7-year-old lip Jackson, 21, are accused of of the children
daughter was present during the blocking the path of a vehicle County jail inmate Robert
confrontation, and Ms Mus- driven by Freddie Smith, 28, Porterfield, 31, of Glen St Mary
grove told Deputy Jeffrey Daw- about 6'35 Mr Smith and his filed a complaint for battery
son the accused also struck her sister both told Deputy Matt against fellow inmate Joshua
husband when he walked away Sigers the Jacksons had bricks in Blackburn, alleging the latter spit
from Mr Manalo because the their hands and acted in a threat- on him and attempted to strike
daughter was upset ening manner They also said the him through cellblock bars
The deputy arrested the sus- younger suspect pointed a shot- The incident occurred about
pect after statements by the Mus- gun at the 2000 Ford driven by 6 15 the evening of April 26
groves, and Mr Manalo denied Mr Smith
having a gun and insisted the con- The Jacksons and one of their
ple was lying He was booked for relatives denied that, and said Mr rT I nl i irlT TM


Cashier is victim of'quick change'con

A cashier at the Walmart Su- placed clothing valued at $140 suspect
percenter apparently fell vic- into a large bag, and the woman Christie Raulerson, 34, of
tim to a time-honored "quick then allowed the teen to attempt Macclenny was charged with
change" scheme which netted leaving the store while she paid stealing several items from the
an unknown man in excess of for other items The incident oc- CVS Pharmacy downtown about
$1000 curred about 2'00 pm 1 30 am on April 24 A store em-
A store surveillance tape The girl was charged with ployee said she obtained a bag,
shows the black male in the petty theft as well then placed items in it before
check-out line about 10 30 the The fo1 '. 1 1 1 exiting the store and re-entering
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$50 bill seeking change, and the rested for stealing $43 worth of what merchandise was in the
video allegedly shows him sur- underwear and clothing bag when Deputy Chris Walker
reptitiously take the money back, The two were observed con- found it, but he noted Ms Raul-
and repeat the process numerous cealhng items in a hoodie and i ,
times The haul amounted to purse about 8'00pm, and claimed I . I
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Wallet cash is stolen

Two hundred dollars of the inside the bank, Mr Hodges re-
$500 in Karen Balas' wallet in- alized his card was still in the
side her purse was missing after ATM He checked his account
she had company at her home in again and saw that someone had
west Macclenny the evening of withdrawn the money
April 22 Surveillance video from the
The victim said she and Han- machine was not immediately
nah Sweeney, 18, were at the 55 available, though Deputy Nor-
W Macclenny Ave residence mansaidhe'd attempt toretrieve
when Jared Carter, 21, of Mac- it when the bank re-opened
clenny and Daryl Tyson, 21, of In other thefts of property this
Glen St Mary arrived about week valued at less than $300
8'00 pm, according to Deputy David Arnett reported his
James Marker's report wallet stolen from the dashboard
The group talked for about an of a vehicle he'd been working
hour and a half before the men on about 9'00 pm April 19 at
left and Ms Balas noticed the 478 W Railroad Ave in Mac-
missing cash She advised the clenny The 1984 Buick's driver-
officer the male visitors were side door was unlocked and its
the only two with access to her window down when Mr Arnett
purse although she didn't see ei- checked it the following morn-
ther suspect take the money ing His wallet contained $10, his
When Deputy Marker con- identification and social security
tacted Mr Carter by phone, cards, and birth certificate
he said he'd driven Mr Tyson Kaila Givens said somebody
and Benjamin Cline, 20, to the used her credit card information
residence The latter subjects to pay for prepaid phone service
couldn't be located for question- sometime between April 1 and
ing and the case remains under April 22, the day she made the
investigation discovery She contacted the
Another theft victim lost phone company, Metro PCS,
$220 in cash after leaving his about the $96 charge, but it
bank card in an ATM machine hadn't maintained personal in-
the evening of April 24 formation about the owner of
According to the report from the phone
Deputy Tony Norman, Clinton Rosa Williams reported that
Hodges said he went to Wacho- an unknown suspect removed
via Bank on S 6th St about 430 the decal on the tag of her 2003
pm to withdraw money, but after Ford sedan overnight April 19-
viewing his balance decided to 20 The vehicle was located at
withdraw it from a bank teller her residence, 241 W Michigan
instead St
A few minutes after going


Truckfound in Taylor Co.


After allegedly stealing a
2003 Chevy S-10 fromMac'sLi-
quors on W Macclenny Ave the
evening of April 21, Christopher
Cole, 19, of Woodlawn Rd was
arrested for grand theft in Taylor
County the following day
The truck's owner, William
Rhoden, reported the vehicle
stolen about 1 00 am and re-
sponding deputy Claude Hurley
was later contacted by the bar's
manager, who said the theft
had been recorded by a security
camera
The video showed an uniden-
tified suspect attempting to start
the truck before it left heading
west on US 90 Two more sub-
jects had entered the vehicle, but
one later returned to the bar, ac-
cording to the officer's report
A bulletin was issued to re-
gional law enforcement agencies
on the stolen truck, which was
recovered April 22 when it got
stuck in a marsh near Hwy 361
in Taylor County while Mr Cole
was at the wheel
Further investigation here re-
vealed the suspect was at Mac's
Liquors the night of the theft,
said Investigator David Morgan
in a follow-up report A warrant
for grand theft was submitted to


Taylor County for Mr Cole
In other crimes involving ve-
hicles reported this past week
Jacksonville resident Nor-
man Allen reported April 25
that two four-wheelers and a dirt
bike were stolen from a locked
I 1' I = 1.
where he's building a home
The combined value of the
red 1999 Polaris Sportsman
500, 2001 blue and silver Yama-
ha Raptor and motorcycle was
more than $6000 Mr Allen said
the theft occurred sometime be-
tween April 18-25
Rachel Hodgson's neigh-
bor notified her the morning of
April 26 that someone had dam-
aged her 2004 Ford Focus while
it was parked near her apartment
at 10065 George Taber Blvd in
Glen St Mary
Ms Hodgson left the car
about 8'00 pm the previous night

broken out, the paint scratched
and the seats cut
According to Deputy Tony
Norman's report, the victim ad-
vised her ex-husband was very
upset after an argument the pre-
vious day about child support


S ei nner,
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TUE OAIZED l IKITV DE


tape unsuccessfully attempting
the same ruse at another check-
out station moments earlier The
employee became suspicious and
closed her cash drawer
Con men practiced in the art
of "quick change" confuse their
victims by presenting high-de-
nominations bills in quick suc-
cession hoping the person soon
loses track of the money flow
In other cases involving
Wahnart, a Middleburg woman
was named in a criminal com-
plaint for shoplifting and entic-

A store security employee said
Bonnie Padgett, 23, and the girl


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CCS: special needs adult training


Center and


group home

BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Press Staff
The Comprehensive Commu-
nity Services adult training cen-
ter in Macclenny offers a safe,
hospitable environment that
helps mentally and physically
challenged individuals master
the necessary tasks of everyday
living
CCS also operates adult day
training centers in Live Oak and
Jasper as well
Clients receive instruction for
basic living skills such as how
to grocery shop, cook, manage
their money and take care of
their health
A portion of each day is spent
on statemaated educational
curricula such as math and read-
ing Music, drawing and crafts
are part of the client's experience
as well as recreational and social
activities like going out to eat,
shopping trips or a walk in the
park
"We serve the clients in three
main focus areas," said CCS ex-
ecutive director Bobbie Lake
"We educate, give experience
and expose"
According to Mr Lake, new
clients typically have not had
much involvement in the com-
munity They have been protect-
ed most of their early life by their
families who shield them from
physical and emotional injury
Many have attended special-
ized classes in public school
which in Florida will retain
them until they are 22 years old
Beyond that the may need ad-
ditional training and education
to help them live more indepen-
dently if they choose to
The center helps provide such
an opportunity
"Many of these folks do want
to live on their own at some
point," said Mr Lake "The main
purpose of programs like those
offered through CCS is to help
empower them to make that tran-
sition and have a meaningful life
on their own"

Residential services

Clients attending adult day
training either live with their
families or are residents of a su-
pervised group home in the Ow-
ens Acres section of northwest
Macclenny It presently houses
five
Clients put in six hours daily
at the center, five days a week A
bucks them up in the morning
and delivers them home again in
the afternoon
Renee Brumfield is the Mac-
clenny center's supervisor and
oversees the daily activities
"They do a lot oftheirrequired
educational work on computers,"
said Ms Brumfield "A software

has a cowboy theme and they
love the loud Whoo Hoot shout it
gives when they perform a prob-
lem correctly"
A weekly health program is
part of the curriculum also A
recent class conducted by adult
education instructor Gary Taylor
focused on the importance of per-
sonal hygiene, doctor's visits and
nutrition Such classes include a
lot of interaction between clients
and instructors and emphasize
question and answer sessions
The instruction clients receive

ing experience
Yolanda Lissade, manager of
CCS programs in Baker County,
lives on site at the group home
"The first thing they do when
they arrive is clean out their
lunch carriers and put them up in
the proper place in the kitchen,"
she said
Residents then typically spend
time sitting on the outdoor porch,
chatting about their day Some
watch television or videos Laun-
dry, housework or other duties

they need
"They have weekly sched-
ules for laundry and keeping
the kitchen and house clean and
we help them stay on track with
those," said Ms Lissade


A community room is used
for socializing as a group There
is a television in each bedroom
if they want to watch different
programs or their own videos
Like anyone else, residents enjoy
expressing themselves and put a
personal spin on their bedrooms
One is a big Gator and Jaguar
fan and has filled his room with
sports decor Another loves any-
thing to do with the cartoon char-
acter Betty Boop
"This house is one hundred
percent the residents' home," said
Ms Lissade "We (staff) are here
because they want us and need
us I tell them my job is to make
sure they are absolutely safe and
out of harm's way"
Mr Lake droppedby the home
recently to check on the progress
of interior painting in the com-
munity room He greeted one
resident, Patrick, who had just
arrived home from the center
"Patrick, how was your day?"
-GoodI
"Did you do anything interest-
ing today?"
"Yep Computer stuff"
After greeting all theresidents,
Mr Lake searched for the switch
to the overhead kitchen light
Resident Kimberly Rhude, who
has lived at the home since 2001,
watched him hunting all around
with an amused look on her face
Finally, he asked for guidance
"I'm the director and I'm the
one who needs the help," he said
with a laugh
Ms Rhude stopped washing
dishes long enough to show him
where to find the switch
"I know everything about this
place and what goes on around
here," she said, smiling "They
need to hire me to help keep
these folks straight'"
She is on a waiting list to move
into an apartment next year, and
hopes to live independently with
some help from a supportive liv-
ing coach
"I can't wait to be on my own,"
she said

What's in store for CCS
Mr Lake is enthusiastic about
the future expansion of programs
at the adult day training center
"Our folks here really want to
work They like earning a pay-


Riskig youna very speaIhiMlrtkda
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check"
Clients at the Live Oak facil-
ity have successfully taken on
tasks like document collating or
shredding and assembling com-
plimentary gift packages for a
company's customers
"We're currently looking for
such employment opportunities
for our Macclenny center cli-
ents," said Mr Lake "The work
would be performed here at the
center and our rates would be
competitive"
The staff is excited also about
implementing more in-depth ex-
tracurricular activities for clients
such as woodworking course
taught by a trained craftsman
Mr Lake says the other goal he
hopes to see become a reality is
the ability to provide more ad-
vocacy services to families in
Baker County
"We've been in Macclenny
since 1994, but so many people
aren't aware of the center's ex-
istence, its purpose or how to
go about the process of getting
their family member with special
needs involved We would like to
change that"
Mr Lake and assistant Kelly


THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, April 30, 2009 Page 7


Thrift reunion
The annual Thrift family re-
union will be held May 3 at the
Georgia Bend farm of Felton
Thrift Take 121 north to 185, go
to mile marker 3 and turn left on
Alfred Thrift Road
Lunch begins at 1 00 pm
Bring a covered dish and join in
the fun


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Wooley teamed up to help devel-
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strategies to raise community
awareness about CCS They also
hope to engage local businesses
and organizations in creative
fund raising events
For more information about
CCS services, contract work op-
portunities for clients or to sug-
gest fund raising ideas, please
contact Bobbie Lake at 386-362-
7143 or 386-688-1440 The web-
site for Comprehensive Com-
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Pauhne Byrd 67

funeral on April24
Pauline Barton Byrd, 67, of
Macclenny died April 21, 2009
Mrs Byrd was born in Mac-
clenny on
F .
Ressie Bar-
ton and Ag- e -
nes Griffis
Barton She
enjoyed

hunting, go-
ing to yard
sales, and
most of all Ms Byrd
spoiling her
grandchildren and great-grand-
children She was predeceased
by brother Alvin Barton
Survivors include her lov-
ing husband of 36 years, Muriel
Byrd of Macclenny; daughter
Debbie (Lonzie) Lauramore; sis-
ter Hester (Joe) Johnson; broth-
ers Charles (Dot) Barton, Arlie
(Peggy) Barton, John (Wanda
Lee) Barton, Clifton (June) Bar-
ton, Phillip Barton, and Edward
Barton; sisters-in-law Shirley
Barton and Jean Barton; three
grandchildren; two great-grand-
children; dear friends Merline
Knabb, Ronnie Tyson, Doris
Griffis, Katie Lou Quick; nu-
merous nieces and nephews
The funeral service was held
April 24 at 3 pm at the chapel
of V Todd Ferreira Funeral Ser-
vices with pastors Clifton Bar-
ton, Jr and Tonuny Anderson
officiating Interment followed
in Macedonia Cemetery
Pallbearers were Charles H,
Dustin, Randall, Jeff, Travis and
Jamie Barton


', .,, Combs Jr,

77 Navy veteran
Russell Jackson Combs Jr,
77, of Sanderson died Saturday
April 25,2009 at home He was
the son of Russell and Agnes
Olvoosky Combs and native of
Taylor and Baker County Mr
Combs was a Navy veteran and
a retired carpenter and cabi-
net maker He was preceded in
death by stepmother Corine
Raulerson; brothers Willie Elred
Combs, Fred Combs Jr, John
Parnell Combs; sister Betty Lou
Hallmark
Survivors include daughter
Holly Creek of SD; brothers
Elbert (Carolyn) Combs, Louis
(Mary) Combs, Lonnie (Lanita)
Combs, Wendell Ray (Janice)
Combs and Donald Neal (Kay)
Combs; sister Lyvonne "Lynn"
Baxter; former wife Flo Ella
Combs; sisters-in-law Elizabeth
Combs and Faye Combs; five
grandchildren
The funeral service was held
April 29 at 1100 am at the cha-
pel of Guerry Funeral Home
with Rev Oral Lyons officiating
Interment followed at Taylor
Cemetery Arrangements were
under the direction of Guerry
Funeral Home


First Baptist Church
of Sanderson
CR 229 S, Sanderson FL
Sunday School 10'00 am
Sui MommgWorship 1100 am
Sun Enng Worship 600pm
Wed Eve Bible Study 7'00pm
Pastor Bob Christmas
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was retired teacher
Sara Lillian Raulerson San-
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erson
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done (Chuck) Pranar; so LaCem-

try (Jennifer) Saucer; daughter
dren; three gret-grandd Fcheildren;
numerous nieces andr ephews



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Corner of M adison & Stoddar John
A Raulerson and Bernie Arn-
strong officiating Interment ful-
lowed at Brandy Branch Cem-
etery Arrangements were under
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Corner ofMadison & Stoddard
Glen St. Mary
Pastor: Tommy Anderson
Phone: 904-259-2213


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in the Glen
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Funeral held for

Infant Forrester
Owen Loren Forrester, 2
months, died April 26, 2009 at
Wolfson's Childrens Hospital
in Jacksonville Owen was born
in Jacksonville to Brian Loren
Forrester and Amanda Mech-
elle Wilson of Glen St Mary on
February 22, 2009
Other survivors include ma-
ternal grandparents Angela and
Tony Holloman of Glen; paternal
grandparents Van and Deanna
Forrester of Tallassee, Alabama;
sister Cally Whitehead; several
aunts, uncles and cousins
The funeral service was held
April 29 at 1100 am at Taylor
Church with Pastor Jim Cox of-
ficiating Interment followed at
Taylor Cemetery Arrangements
were under the direction of V
ToddF Ferreira Fneral Servies


In Memory
of
Deborah Lynn Griffis
8/28/1980-5/1/2001
Each tune we see the sun go
down, it seems the end of day,
and yetwe now the sun is rs-
mg somewhere/pr away
And when we lose someone
we love we learn to trust some-
howi thata new e in abrighter
place is just beginning now

row *earts who
part again to-
morrow

MOM, DAB, JoEY, MEIIH, HUN 1E,



Sanderson
Congregational
Holiness Church
CR 127 N., Sanderson, FL
Sunday School 1000 amn
Morning Worship l100am
Sunday Evening Worship 6 00 pm
Wed Evening Prayer Ser 7'30 pm
Pastor: Oral E. Lyons f


'Ginny' Tucker 77

Glen St Mary native
Katherine Jeanette "Gin-
ny" Tucker, 77, of Yulee, died
peacefully at her home with her
husband
by her side r
on Tues-
day eve-
ning, April
21, 2009
She was
born June
1, 1931 to
Robert Bar-
ry ,
and Laesie
Viola Man- /
ing-Griffis Ms Tucker
in Glen St
Mary and raised in St Peters-
burg where she graduated from
St Petersburg High School be-
fore attending the University of
Florida
Mrs Tucker moved to Bed-
ford, Ohio where she met and
married her husband Bill While
living in Bedford, she worked as
the registrar for the City Bedford
for 34 years She retiredin 1995,
and moved with her husband to
Yulee in 1998 to be near family
An avid flower gardener, she
loved any type of fishing (wheth-
er she was catching anything or
not) and the fellowship of Yu-
lee United Methodist Church
Known by the neighborhood
children as the "Cookie Lady,"
she looked forward to the daily
visits of her special "Munch-
kins" Garrett, Brenden and
Tristion
Mrs Tucker was preceded
in death by sisters Wilda and
JoAnn and brothers Hubert and
Bob
Survivors include husband
William "Bill" Tucker; chil-
dren Dennis, David, Patricia,
Kathryn, Deborah, Jeff; sisters
Dorothy and Rosemary; broth-
ers Richard and Alvie; very
special and dear friend Lou; 11
grandchildren, 10 great-grand-
children; nurnerous nieces and
nephews
The funeral service will be at
11'00 am on May 2, at the Yulee
United Methodist Church, with
Pastor Mark Stiles officiating
Interment will follow at a later
date in the family section of
South Prong Cemetery in Baker
County
In lieu of flowers, memo-
rial contributions may be made
to the Yulee United Methodist
Church Building Fund, Hwy
A1A, Yulee, FL 32097 Ar-
rangements are under the direc-
tion of Oxley-Heard Funeral Di-
rectors, Fernandina Beach

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Jesus: The Way, The Truth and The Life
Sunday School 10:00 AM. Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 EM.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 AM. Wed. Eve. Worshp 7:30 EM.
Pastor Rev. Shannon Conner
North 6th Street Macclenny 259-3500


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The family of Wilma Jeanette
(Granny) Combs would like to
express its heartfelt gratitude for
the many acts of kindness shown
to us during the loss of our loved
one The prayers, cards, flowers,
food and visits meant more to us
than words can convey
Special thanks to Sheriff Joey
Dobson and staff, Ferreira Fu-
neral Services, Emmanuel Bap-
tist and Raiford Road churches,
and to Macclenny Nursing and
Rehab for the excellent care and
expressions of love given to her
We will face the days that lie
ahead embracing the assurance
that we will one day see her
again and spend eternity with
her in Heaven
Ngy, Ka, COLONEL JRf,

Kingdom Fest
Kingdom Christian Fellow-
ship and the Baker County Com-
munity Development Center
have joined together to present
Kingdom Fest on Saturday, May
2 from 11 00 am until 2'00 pm at
Jonesville Park, 9572 CR 127 in
Sanderson
Come enjoy the music, free
food, fellow ship, andlearn about
the various agencies of the com-
munity and the services they pro-
vide
Kingdom Christian Fellow-
ship will also be hosting friend-
ship day May 3 at 11 30 am

Avr isigDanln


Mt. Zion N.C.
Methodist Church
121 North t 259-4461
Macdenny, FL
Pastor Tim Cheshire
SundaySchool 945am
Sunday Morning Worship11 00am
Sunday Evening Worship 600pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 700 pm
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say unto thee, except a man be
born of water and of the Spirit,
he cannot enter into the king-
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Madeline i-,1 '.,...
91, dies April3rd
Madeline Mary Whelan, 91,
died in her sleep April 3, 2009
in Appleton, WI She was born
on April 6, 1917 to Joseph and
Anne (Go-
Endrich in
Mit un Ver
non, NY
After grad-

at the age of
16, Made-


Germany, s e
with her
father's family
She grad ated from the Col-
lege of New Rochelle in 1938
with a degree in education, and
did post-graduate work at Ford-
ham and Columbia Universities
In 1941, Madeline married Pat-
rick Whelan in Madison, Con-
necticut She taught Latin and
French there until she and Den-
nis, their oldest child, joined
Patrick in Madrid, Spain where
he was stationed at the end of
After returning to the states,
Patrick and Madeline settled
in La Crosse, WI where their
youngest two children were
born Madeline taught at St
Thomas More Elementary
School between 1955 and 1981
A few years later she moved to
son Timothy and his family
Mrs Whelan was the Vol-
unteer of the Year at Westside
Elementary School (1996-97)
and was known as the Reading
Grandma Most recently, Mad-
eline lived in Appleton, WI near
her daughter Evelyn and her
family Her love of education
came from her parents who saw
it as a way to a better life Mad-
eline shared that love with her
family and students
She was preceded in death
by her parents; husband Patrick;
oldest child Dennis; and brother
George Endrich
Survivors include children
Heide Whelan, Hanover, NH;
Timothy Whelan and Karen
Thomas, Macclenny; Evelyn
and Mike Rudolph, Apple-
ton, WI; Christopher and Anna
Whelan, West Chicago, IL;

Velma Endrich; beloved cous-
in Anna Guckenberger Keel,
and other cousins in Germnnany
and the United States, as well
as many nieces and nephews
Madeline had many dear friends
in Glen St Mary as well as La
Crosse, WI
A private service was held in
Appleton




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Lady Cats advance in regionals


BeatKenny Tuesday; Clayfor district crowin
The Lady Wildcats softball team ended Bishop
Kenney's season April 28 with a 3-1 victory to be-
come one of the top 16 teams in the state
They'll head into the second round of the region-
al playoffs Friday against Stanton Prep in Jackson-
ville
The Cats ended the game on a high note with
Tiffany Smith's home run in the sixth inning and a
diving catch from Jordan Hand to send the Crusad-
ers packing
"That's huge," said assistant coach Steve Hous-
Bishop Kenney's only score came off one of
only two errors committed by Baker High during
the game
The Cats won the district championship last week
blanking Alachua Santa Fe and winning a close one
against host Clay County as well
The Cats will face Bishop Kenny in the regional
quarterfinal on Tuesday at home
The 2-0 shutout was a pitcher's dual in the first
game of the tournament April 20 Tiffany Smith al-
lowed three hits and Santa Fe's hurler allowed two
as the game went scoreless over five innings
But in the sixth the Cats got the chink in the ar
mor that they needed when Jordan Hand walked
Ashley Curry singled to move Hand to second and
she stole third to put herself into scoring position
The Cats then got the rins they needed whenAsh-
ley Holton cracked a double Her long ball brought

the final when Baker Count ha to scratch a come
from behind 3-2 extra innings thriller Cand Craig 11,1, Cr.ws r -fo tAefi- fth, g-,
and Smith combined for a four-hitter, but despite wild pitch, but Clay came right back in the sixth to
Clay givgu 10 hits the gme was knotted at 2-2 tie the score The game was scoreless until the tenth
The Cats went down 1-0 to the host Blue Devils inning when Ashle) Holton mpled and then ran it
befor ad C ea hed on 1a untoShe mhos d to thDil in on a wild pitch to win the game in a heartbreaker
before Hand reached on a bunt She moved to third for the Devils and a heart-stopping but gratifyting
on a bunt and then scored on a Curry double win for BCHS
The Cats went ahead 2-1 in the fifth Heather
High doubled and Ashelee Brownlee scored on a


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Lifters repeat as state champs;


3 individual titles in Lakeland
The Baker High Wildcat weightlifting team closest competitor, Hakeem Bess of North Marion
dominated all comers this year and continued its The Cats were dominant in the higher weight
domination through the state championships on the classifications too Thomas Braddy won the state
way to their second straight state Class 1A title title in the 238-pound class with a 425 bench and
The Cats also garnered three individual titles in , "
the meet held last weekend in Lakeland
Coach Bobby Johns' team left opponents shak- a whopping 70 points
ing their heads and mbbing sore muscles as the Cats Ethan Munson won the heavyweight classifica-
powered their way to a 15-point defeat of Panama tion with a415 bench and a 320 clean and jerk for a
City Arnold, their nearest opponents 735 total Cody Danna of Arnold also matched that
The Cats amassed 34 points while Arnold could weight, but outpaced Munson in body weight by
only manage 19 It was an exclamation point on an close to 60 pounds
S1 i i i The Cats also had outstanding showings in other
I 1 weight classes Harold Moore and Greg Williams
Individually, the Wildcats had an even stronger were second and third in the 183 class Moore
showing than the banner 2008 year Last year, the matched the winner's 645 total, but outweighed
Cats had one individual medalist This year they him by a little over a pound Williams lifted 630
had three pounds
Ryan Young topped the 119-pound class with a Darvin Ruise placed fourth in the 219 class and
220 bench press and a 210 in the clean and jerk for Milton Baker was ninth in the 159 class Jonathan
a 430 total That gave him a 20-pound edge on his Ford was eighth in the 139 class


Wildcats advance in district tourney


The Baker County Wildcats
brought home another win in
the district tournament Adam
Holland hit the game winning
homer in the 3rd inning to give
the Wildcat baseball team a 5-3
win at Clay County High They
will take on the winner of the
Clay High/Middleburg game
in the district championship
Thursday at 7 pm
Brad Griffis was the starter
and left the game in the seventh
inning with the bases loaded
Freshman reliever Chris Waddell
came into the game and shut

start the championship game,
had a pair of hits in the win, as
did Corey Elasik
The Baker High Wildcat
baseball team defeated Bradford
County 10-2 in the first round of
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stories in a season with 22, versus
just four losses
Freshman Chris Waddell hit
two home runs and had five
RBIs, while Klate Duval added
a pair of hits to put the Cats over
the first mnng of the district title
ladder
Travis Tyson drew four walks
in the lead off position to put pres-
sure on the Tornadoes Cameron
Crews moved to 8-1 on the sea-
son, pitching a two-hitter while
striking out 15 Bradford batters
"We got going late but did
what was expected against
that team We play Santa Fe on
Tuesday and they are the hottest
team going right now, but when
you are 22-4 you haven'texactly
had cold streaks," said Coach
John Staples
The district tournament is
at Clay High School this week,
with the championship game
slated for Thursday at 7 00


The Wildcats closed out the
regular season with an impres-
sive 21-4 record The Cats didn't
finish on quite as high a note as
they would have liked as they
were upended in the last game
April 21 by Episcopal, 2-1
Brad Griffis pitched seven
innings, allowing only three hits,
but the Cat bats never got going
despite amassing seven hits and
only allowing the Eagles a trio of
hits

job of spotting the fastball," said
Coach Staples
"We've had a good year and it
will be a great year if we make it
into the playoffs," added Staples
"Day in and day out we are the
best team there, we just have to
take care of business They will
earn great team status with a
playoff appearance "


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The Baker County High FFA
continues to have an outstanding
year in state competition The
poultry team recently won the
state title and this past weekend,
the ag sales team placed third in
the state for the second straight
year
The contest was held Friday
at the University of Florida Stu-
dents compete in a team sales
situation consisting of a written
test, sales call and sales situation
The team will be recognized at
state convention in June and re-
ceive its trophy
The purpose of the agriculture
sales career development event
is to learn basic skills to take
advantage of the career opportu-
nities offered in the agricultural
sales field Sales are an essential
part of a market economy Ag-
ricultural products benefit from
sales skills, both for inputs for
production and the marketing of
the products
Sales team members are Aus-
tin Gibson, Bobby Gage, Chelsea
Crews, and Kyndall Brooks
Five Baker County FFAmem-
bers will also be receiving their
state degree at this year's state
convention They are Gibson,
Charlie Burnett, Hannah Master-


son, Katelyn Lankford and Bri- dents have met all the require-
anna Stewart This is the highest ments and been very active over
degree that can be earned at the the four years
State level, and the senior stu-


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Straight A students feted...

Here' a list of Baker County
Middle School students recogmzed
last week for straight A's through
the first three quarers of the school

Jacqueline Anderson, Melissa
.Baker, Robert Brannan, IV, Gason
Cain, Kaleb Carter, Victoria Ch-
ishohn, Keith Combs, Haley Crews,
Haley Dopson, Sydney Dopson,
Hawke Frbes, M fiah Gi v Ash-
ton Goedathe, Brandi Harrison, Mary
SL c Hart, Clara Harvey, Austin Hostetler,
Shelby Kuhr, Johnathn Lamb, Han-
nah Mathews, Summar McCray,
Reagan McKendree, Devin Norma- ,
S Hamoah Nowlen, Malory Osteen,
S Ka flie Payne, Allee Pri gle, Wilnam
DRau.sn, Gracmrie Rhodfen,
Caleb Rodgers, Hannal Rodgers,
Morgan Ruehling, Samantha Simon,
Paige Smola, S arh St. John, Jaysn
Steven, Broake Tlylotr, Gnie Taylor,
Allison Wagstaff, Forst Waldron,
Amber Welborn, Ashley ,Wheeler,
Callie Wheeler, Etdan Wilkerson,
Donelle Williams, Hunter Williams,
Videll Willians II, Madckenzie Wing-
ard, Ashley Zawolik



'O z begins two weekend run

This weekend it's time to trav-
el down the Yellow Brick Road
to see The Wizard ojf Oz with the
BCHS D ran Depaimnent The
family musical w till be Thursday,
Friday and Saturday at 7 30 pm
and Sunday at 2 pm All tickets
are $5
Taylor Hartley is the intrepid
young girl who gets swept away
from her farnn in Kansas "over
the rainbow" to the land of Oz
with her dog Toto, played by
twins Claire and Amelia Knabb
Along the way Dorothy meets up
with a Scarecrow (Trey Orberg),
Tin Man (Spencer Noman-Ge-
rard) and a Cowardly Lion (Sar-
ah Nichols) and is plagued by a
pesky witch (Kailee Raulerson)
out for her mby slippers She is
aided by Glinda the good witch
(Sarah Davis) and with her help Staggers, Jamie Lee Norman, The Wizard willrntwoweek-
finally reaches the Wizard (Gar- Haley Thigpen, Keke Bowden, ends at the BCHS auditorium
rettLucas) MeganCrawford Leah Wheeler,
The show has great songs Harl Livinrston, Ra Hester,
like Over the Rainbow, /I Onl y Tyler Orbg Ha yen Stevens School Calendar
Had a Brain, Mery Od Land Abby Hhson Keise RayAlyssa A
of Oz, Diag Dong the Wtch Gdash, Canaryn Pane, Karlie April 30
Dead and We re Off to See the Payne, Alaina Crawford, Marcie BCHS Wizard of Oz",
Wizard The production features Davis, Brook Guilanti, Grace Auditonm, 7 30 pm KIS
everything you expect from the Raysor, Noah Schatz, Mary Elz- Westside Elementary Third
famous movie and some scenes ad Orietatioo WES
that never made it to the screen, I Gaes a t Ttn Goodetto
including the song Jitterbug Steven Walker, Lucas Kish, Em- Morning Show, 800 a.m Thrd
Other people with lead roles ily Griffis, Taylor Orberg, Tanner Grade Onentation KIS. Pk
include Ana Tomas Cameron Orberg, Gracie Crawford, Bay- K "Unde the Big Top" Play,
Kirkland, CorlisRaulerson Wes- ley McRae, Faily Davis, Kel- 630 p.m., BCMS Auditot m
ley Combs, Daniel King, Jamie len Dopson, Julia Arhabaul Wl o BO Hand S
Buford, Amberi) Lewis, Staci Erily SchatzAllieEngland, Sa-
Allen, Ashleigh Thick Jeweli mantha Hinson Landon Prexatt Combs)
King, Cara Overstreet, Melissa and Tacker Kinghorm May 1
District wide Progess Reports
4-H uffcrngmy A BCHS Spg footballbens
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local and regional camps
A wide variety of Baker / June 22-26 OMK opera-
County 4-H camps are scheduled tion military kids camp; $50
for the summer' for dependents of military per-
/ June 8-12 Camp Cherry sonnel
Lake This residential overnight VJuly 20-24 shooting sports/
camp is full of fun enviromnen- sport fishing camp; $220 for
tal activities, archery, canoeing/ ages 10-18
kayaking, swimming and more v July 20-2 Gator adven-
Held at 4-H Camp Cherry Lake tures week 1 senior camp; $220
near Madison, Florida Cost is :" ,
$20000forages8-13 b1.1, : ..'a .1, :7-31
I. .., i Gator adventures week 2; $220

Si. i .. i I,1i '1 marine camp;
more in the Olustee area Cost is $220 for ages 8-13
$50 for ages 9-18 Pick up registration forms
/vJune29-July 2 junior mas- from the Baker County Exten-
ter gardener day camp Learn sion Service (located at the Bak-
about plants, growing things and er County Ag Center) or you can
the nature of plant living things download registration forms at'
Fun day camp hosted with horti- http //bakerifas ufl edu
culture extension agent and Bak- For more information contact
er C i . 11 Renee' Gore, Baker County 4-H
cam 11 i i i i n i 1-3520 oremail
County Agricultural Center Cost i,, l ages as of
is $50 for ages 8-18 91/08
v July 20-24 environmental
day camp Guest speakers, en- -
vironmental activities, archery -'
and af temoons on the St Mary's '7
River exploring the aquatic envi- Jy 1 -.HS drama
romnent and fishing Held out at The BCHS drama department
Shoals Park; $50 for ages 8-18 is celebrating its 25th year of
/ August 3-7 crafty camp- producing plays in Baker Coun-
ers day camp Explore arts and ty and will be holding its annual
crafts, sewing fun and creative Thespis Awards drama banquet
expression through art for every- on May 16 in the BCHS audito-
one Held at the Baker County rium
Agricultural Center; cost $50 for Drama directors Bob Gerard
ages 8-18 and Kelley Norman invite all
Several other state 4-H spon- former award winners to attend
scored camps offered at various The event begins at 7 00
4-H camping facilities Join us and help celebrate 25
June 14-19 horsemanship years of drama at BCHS
school; cost $310


May 2
BCHSy SAT Test, Auditorium,
7'30 a.m. "Wizard of Oz" in
auditoum, 7 30 p.m
May 3
BCHS "Wizard of Oz"
m Auditorium, 2'00 p.m.
Fellowship of ChnstanAthlet
to Orlando
May 4
District wide School Board
Mtg., 630 p.m., BCHS School
Auditorium. Teacher & Staff
Appreciation Week. KIS
ThmkLmk Testing, Reading.
MES DIBELS & ThmokLrmk
Testing. PKJK' Dynamic
Indicators of Basic Early
Lteracy Skills. (DI.B.E.L.S.)
Testing for Kindergarten
May 5
District wide Teacher & Staff
Appreciation Week BCHS
Football Practice. Cheefleadmg
Try outPractice, 3'00 5 00p.m.
KIS ThokLnk Testing, Math.
WES "Just Say No' Club
Mtg. 8 00 a.m. MES DIBELS
& ThmkLmk Testing. Ms
Rentz's Class Play, Cafeteria,
600 p.m., PKK' DI.B.E.LS.
Testing for Kindergarten
May 6
District wide Teacher & Staff
Appreciation Week. National
School Norse Day. BCHS
Junior Meeting with Cady
& Cady, Auditorium, 8 15
a.m. KIS TunkLamk Testing,
Science. WES Meme Melodaes
Club Mtg., 8'00 a.m. MES
DIBELS & ThmkLmk Testing.
PK/K' DI.B.E.L.S. Testing for
Kindergarten


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right and follow to Lanmer Wieght bench with extra weights, clothes
for all, pots and pans, household items and much more Three fam-
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Oard plays'musical bids'

Low bidders shufHed in grant projects


BY JOEL ADDINGTON
reporter@bakercountypress.com
Confusion with prices submit-
ted by a first-time bidder on five

20 to reconsider decisions they
made 10 days earlier when mak-
ing the original project awards
The awards turned out some-
what similar, but one contractor
lost a project and another, who
wasn't awarded any the first
time around, got one
The mix-up was caused by
Don Burnsed Construction's
bids
The contractor received three
awards previously Arnold
Miller's new three bedroom, one
bath home, Vickie Given's room
addition and renovations to Ha-
zel Mann's home
Although the total bid prices
turned in by Mr Bumsed rep-
resented his intended prices,
the estimates for each portion of
the work, when added together,
didn't equal those prices

Bumsed that his bid of $47,000
for Mr Miller's new home had
been accepted That figure was
the sum of his estimates for
each part of the job roofing,
HVAC, plumbing, etc -as cal-
culated by county staff and used
in the bid tabulation sheets pre-
sented to county commissioners
April 10
The board didn't consider his
bid based on the figure shown
in the total bid price section,
$51,800
"This [$47,000] was my direct
cost," he explained to the board
during the follow-up hearing last
week to sort out the matter He
said the price, as considered,
didn't reflect any profit
"This is my first bid process
By no means do I want to cause
any trouble," said Mr Bumsed
But even at $51,800, the con-
tractor was still the lowest bid
on Mr Miller's home, so Com-
missioner Gordon Crews moved
to accept the amended price and

two rehab jobs for Mr Burnsed,
Michael Harris' new home to
Foster's Contracting, and the
last rehab, Ora Starling's home,
to Prescott Construction
The commission voted 5-0 to
do so, but shortly thereafter Mr
Bumsed informed them that all
his bids were miscalculated in
the same manner as the Miller
job


Bidding confusion...
Prescott Construction lost a SHIP project after county commissioners
shuffled bid awards due to confusion on prices from Don Burnsed Con-
struction Here's the five SHiP projects as first awarded Apri 10 and as
awardedApri e l


20th Burnsed Construction $26,804
Miller's nei home |
loth Burnsed Construction $47,807r .
20th Burised Constfuction $5s,80 -
H:rtis' me
10th n $39,700

Man


advised the board to only con-
sider the figures shown in the
total bid box, not the sum calcu-
lated by adding up estimates for
each portion of the project
The board re-awarded the
projects following that guid-
ance
Mr Bumrnsed again received

Givens' room addition and Ora
Starling's renovation, which had
gone to Prescott Construction
before
During the first bid consid-
eration meeting, Prescott was
the second-lowest bidder on the
Starling job, next to Bumsed's
lowest bid
However, Burnsed already

tractor at one time, so Prescott
won the job despite being one
dollar outside the 15 percent
range, up or down, from the
county's estimate, and not being
the lowest Bids not within the
15 percent range are typically
not accepted
When reconsidered though,
Mr Bumsed's price went up and
he lost Hazel Mann's rehab job
to the new lowest bidder, Taylor
Made Construction In losing it,
Mr Burnsed also became eliai-


his third project, on which he
was as the lowest bidder as well
Foster's Contracting kept its
project, Michael Harris' new
two bedroom, one bath house
The vote to accept the new
awards passed 4-1 with Com-
nmissioner Michael Crews dis-
senting He said he preferred re

"Everyone already knows
everyone else's prices," com-
mented Chairman Mike Griffis,
suggesting that new bids might
not represent accurate prices to
perform the work
County Manager Joe Cone
said in the future, due to all the
confusion the county will limit
the number of projects bid to
only one or two at a time
"This has gotten so discom-
bobulated We're not going to do
a bid this large in the future," he
said


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