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Title: The Baker County press
Uniform Title: Baker County press (Macclenny, Fla. 1929)
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Creator: Baker County Press
Publisher: Tate Powell
Place of Publication: Macclenny Fla
Publication Date: May 14, 2009
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS

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How county fared in state budget


Schools, library Florida

cuts not as deep
JOELADDINGTON I| NEWSEDITOR
reporterbakercountypress com
n closing what started as a $6 billion dol-
lar hole in the budget and passing Florida's
J$66 5 billion spending plan last week, state
legislators dealt Baker County a mixed bag
- cutting many revenue streams while bol-
stering others

estimate the impact locally
Per student spending up,
schools overall down
The state is expected to spend about $23 more
per student in Baker County next year, said dis-
trict Finance Director Marcelle Richardson, but
that wouldn't be possible without $900 million
from the federal stimulus package earmarked
for Florida's public schools --."
It's very concerning that in two years we
won't have that money," she said, adding that
unless theeconomy improves, taxes will have to
be raised to make up the shortfall "Otherwise,
I don't see any other way "
And although student spending increased,

mates
"It's not as bad of a decrease as we thought
we were going to see," she said
Nonetheless the local school system is cur-
rently operating under a more than $500,000
deficit due to cuts in recent years, said Ms
Richardson
The district's budget totals $33 9 million
No layoffs are anticipated and some of the
losses could be made up by not filling vacant
positions and not replacing retirees, she said
Ultimately, the school board will decide
where to cut when budget hearings begin this
September
That's also when board members could
decide,
m il pro . I ......... I
property) authorized by the legislature. The
move would be a temporary fix and limited to
one year unless approved by voters.
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'Biker'ministry


hasfirst birthday

KELLEY LANNIGAN I FEATURES
The Christian Motorcyclists Today, it's an active
Association (CMA) was orga- international organiza-
nized in the early 70s as a way tion with 1,000 chapters
toministertomotorcyclists who in the United States
had not had the opportunity to "CMA is a ministry,
hear the gospel of Jesus Christ not just a biker's club,"
said Tom Pope, the
pastor of First United
Methodist Church of
MacclenC y Macclenny
Macclenny Since relocating to
Macclenny two years
m m i n o, Mr Pope has worked with
Commission l church member NeilPeppitone
and friend John Grimm, to
Onden mns establish a CMA chapter in
flOndem n Baker County The group is
now a year old and currently
abandoned has close to twenty active
members
"When I was pastoring my
dilapidated ..f r church in Leesburg,
dilapidated Fl, I got interested in riding

trailer...
The cow
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i's $66.5 billion budget

What's in store for


laker County?


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$20 million
STATE-WIDE

SCOP's funding decreased but it can
now be used for dirt-road paving,
bridge r:pairrs and drainage in addi-
ton to r ad esurfacing.



$13,000
State aid to libraries was reduced
$5 million. A proportionate drop
for Emily Taber Library is shown
above.





$800 million
STATE-WIDE
Most court filing fees are expected
to jump $100 while tag fees could
increase by 35%.


a motorcycle again after hav-
ing abandoned it nearly fifteen
years earlier because of an acci-
dent," said Mr Pope
A head-on car collision that
resulted inc.'' 1 ', i 1
him lucky tu ' i i
much less ride a motorcycle
The day finally came, how-
ever, when he felt compelled
He bought a Suzuki from his


neighbor and started riding
again Another neighbor was
a member of The Christian
Motorcyclists Association and
invited him t go to a meeting
with her
"I thought I was at a ZZ Top
concert," Mr Pope said of that
first meeting "What I quickly
discovered was how wonderful,
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COVERING BAKER COUNTY SINCE 1929
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Macdclennywoman


held in Georgia for


'pay-to-beat' scheme
JOELADDINGTON lently assaulted ... and left
NEWS EDITOR bleeding and battered in a ditch
reporterbakercountypress corn full of water," states the release.
He suffered multiple injuries to
A Maclenny woman is the face and torso.
being held without bail in Ware A passing driver later found
County, Ga. for alleg- the vic tim and he was
edly paying I ,
Ga. men
beat her .
father after ,,
reach an i I
with her i i "
one of the 1
him and dispose i 1 Russell left the
body for $3000. with Mr Dial in
"Missy" C eating was
SR 121 S. I n retaliation
by police I eecher hay-
Si inside u.. in mg a sexual relationship
home in Pierce Count, with Ms. Cater's 15-year
Ga. Both Pierce and neighbor- ld daughter police believe
ing Ware counties are in the However both the daughter and
southeast part of the state Mr Beecher denied the allega-
She's charged with two tions to Ware County detectives
counts of cminal solicitation according to Sheriff Royal
to commit aggravated bat- The release also said that
terry and to conmit murder Detective Rebecca Lawrence
and a single count of conspiracy uncovered evidence that Ms
to commit a crime. Carter asked her brother and
The charges stem from Mr. Russell to kill Mr Beecher
the April 15 assault of Kurt then dismember and burn the
"Danny" Beecher on a rural body for $3000 Instead police
street in Ware County where said she paid a lower sum to
Ms. Carter drove him, accord- have him beaten, but didn't dis-
ing to a press release from Ware close the amount
County Sheriff Randy Royal All four suspects, including
There they met with the Ms Carter, were identified by
local woman's brother, William witnesses of the violent attack.
Hemy "Bubba" Dial Jr, 38, of Mr Dial faces a conspire
Waycross, Ga, David Russell i I
Jr, 32, and Michael Anthony i
Simpson, 31, both of Wayne each face one count of aggra-
County, Ga. vated battery.
Mr. Beecher was then "vio-

Will vchicl search


power be curtailed?

JOELADDINGTON | NEWSEDITOR

A recent US Supreme Court ruling overturning an Arizona man's

searches, said Sheriff Joey Dobson this week.
Defendant Rodney Joseph Gant was arrested for driving on a sus-
pended license after officers saw him pull into his driveway in August
1999-
Would do t? W Poli at the residence
"Woudwc doitWe earlier that day looking for the
probablywould I'm home 's owner and learned Mr.
Gants' identity at that time. A
sure wce done that records check later revealed
his license was suspended and
before. a warrant had been issued for
-JoeyDobson his arrest for driving without a
Br County Sff valid license.
When Mr. Gant appeared
back at the residence that eve-
ning, he was immediately handcuffed and secured in the back of a
patrol car Officers then searched his vehicle and found a gun and a
bag of cocaine.

Supreme Court threw out the drug count, citing a warrantless search
that wasn't necessary to protect officer safety or preserve evidence
related to the initial arrest.
The State of Arizona appealed the case to the high court, which
made its decision to uphold the lower court's ruling April 21.
However, Baker County deputies routinely search vehicles after
(See page 4)



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How county fared in new state budget


(from page 1)
Slight cuts to libraries
Faced initially with no state
money for fiscal year 2009-
10, the New River Public
Library Cooperative, which
includes Emily Taber Library in
Macclenny, was one of the ses-
sion's belated winners.
"It was a miracle," said Taber
library director April Teel. "We
flooded the governor's e-mail,
went to his office, called all the
representatives and senators; and
they gave us some money "
The $21.2 million in aid to
libraries will be divided across
Florida. Last year, libraries
received $26.7 million. That sum
was reduced 12 percent during
the special session last January
and another nine percent in the
regular session that ended last
week.
If the Taber library receives a
similar reduction to the roughly
$65,000 it gotlastfiscalyearfrom
the state through the cooperative,
that's means about $52,000 for
2009-10.
"We don't make plans for that
money until it comes in," Ms.
Teel said.
In years past the funds have
paid for Internet access and the
library's digital catalog system
Ginny Bird, director of the
New River cooperative, said the
reductions, although better than
zero funding, will mean fewer
new books and cutbacks in sum-
mer reading prog rams in the thri-
county area of Baker, Bradford
and Union counties.
"We'll be looking at every
expenditure closely," said Ms.
Bird. "But it's definitely the
materials that will suffer."

Small-county cash grows
The county's capitol lobbyist
Chris Doolin said the legislature
fully-funded a program to hold
small counties harmless from
impacts of increased property tax
exemptions approved by voters
in 2008.
Baker County will see rough-
ly $725,000 from that pot, an
increase of more than $400,000
over this year
Another state revenue stream
for fiscally-constrained counties
typically rural communities
with low property values and
therefore miniscule property tax


revenues -remained unchanged,
Mr. Doolin said.
The county should receive
about $675,000 from that appro-
priation in the coming year.

Shoals Park expansion
delayed
Plans to apply for another
grant to purchase additional acre-
age for St. Mary's Shoals Park
"The legislature has not
included funding for the Florida
Communities Trust program in
this year's budget," said Maurice
Postal, the county's grant coordi-
nator. "We will have to wait until
next year to get funded."
County officials hoped to
acquire roughly 1137 more
acres consisting of seven parcels
under two owners Ricky Davis's
Long Branch Farms owns about
925 acres and Amy Stavely has
another 112 acres that collec-
tively surround the western half
of the park
Although most of that land
is wetlands and planted pines,
one parcel is of higher elevation
and could be suitable for athletic
fields
Mr Postal said internal scor-
ing of this year's grant applica-
tion indicated it likely would've
been funded had the legislature
appropriated the money

New money for paving dirt
roads
With about 400 miles of dirt
roads in the county and the high
cost of maintaining them, new
cash for first-time paving proj-
ets is welcome news for local
officials.
The funding source -
the Florida Department of
Transportation's Small County
Outreach Program (SCOP) is
not new. The county's received
cash from the program before,
but only for resurfacing previ-
ously paved roads.
Changes made this year will
open up the program to first-time
paving, bridge repairs and road-
related drainage improvements.
Because SCOP funding is
allocated on a project-by-project
basis, the amount Baker County
will receive isn't yet known.
However, the legislature's alloca-


tion for the program is larger than
first anticipated.
Initially only about $3.5 nil-
lion was set aside for SCOP, but
the program ended the regular
session with roughly $23.5 mil-
lion, said Amanda Young, com-
munications director for Rep.
Janet Adkins' office.
Last year's appropriation
was significantly higher at $43
million, however. The county
received about $3.2 million of
that sum for widening and resur-
facing CR 23A from SR 228 to
CR 23C.
"This will help every county
in my district, as well as other
small counties in Florida," said
Rep Adkins "Rural counties, in
particular, will now have amech-
anism to partner with the Florida
Department of Transportation
in getting critical road improve-
ments completed, particularly
paving dirt roads "
Funding was maintained
for the FDOT's similar Small
County RoadAssistance Program
(SCRAP) at about $25 million
About $3 million of those funds
have been allocated for work on
CR 130 from CR 229 to SR 121
and on Woodlawn Rd from SR
121 to CR 125

$800 million in new fees
In addition to using federal
stimulus dollars to balance the
budget, the legislature also hiked
court filing and license fees con-
siderably.
Clerk of Court Al Fraser
reported that most circuit civil
fees are up by about $100 per
case filing.
"And not a penny comes to the
clerks office," he clarified. "They
are all dedicated to the state


courts' revenue trust fund."
Other increases include the fee
to reinstate a suspended driver's
license, which increased $13.
Probate filings jumped $115.
"The biggest [increase] is on
foreclosures," said Mr Fraser.
The flat $295 foreclosure fil-
ing fee was replaced by a much
higher graduated fee schedule
based on property value Those
worth less than $50,000 cost $395
to begin foreclosure; between
$50,000 and $250,000 the cost is
$900, and above that it's $1900.
"I have never seen that. It's
like they're denying the public
access to the court system with
these outrageous filing fees," Mr.
Fraser said.
One fee that dropped was evic-
tions. It decreased by $100.
"That's the only good thing
they've done," the clerk said.
The way the clerks office is
funded will also change. Instead
of the local clerks retaining
some of the fees they collect
and receiving state funding, all
money collected will go to the
state to be allocated by the legis-
lature locally.
How much will be returned
in the next fiscal year beginning
October 1, is still unclear
"I haven't seen the final on
that," said Mr. Fraser
Tag fees are also increasing,
however Tax Collector Gene
Harvey wasn't sure exactly how
much. He said he expects most
tag charges to balloon 35 percent,
which for a small car translates
into a hike from $28.10 for re-
registration to almost $38.
New registrations could jump
from $100 to $225.
They haven't had increases
on tags in a long time," said Mr.
Harvey


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Minister is arrestedfor theft
An erstwhile minister turned rated for fear they would harm
himself in at county jail on her child.
Monday, May 11, after a warrant Deputy Walker filed the crimi-
for grand theft was issued based nal complaint against Mr. Rollins
on his alleged involvement in a on April 8 after he failed to come
shoplifting scheme at the Dollar up with receipts. The warrant
General Store on South 6th in was issued May 7 after a review
Macclenny. by the state attorney's office.
Tonmmy Lee Rollins, 55, of Mr. Rollins made a first
Olustee insisted in early April he appearance later Monday and
had receipts showing he paid for was released by County Judge
more than $300 in merchandise Joey Williams on a recognizance
during two visits to the store on bond. The other co-defendants
March 27. Henever produced the are out on bond.
receipts. Mr. Rollins has the past few
Mr. Rollins along with co- years organized the annual MLK
defendant Micky Turner, 41, of parade through Macclenny in
Sanderson wereseenona suveil- January.
lance video stacking merchandise
on a hleak-out counter on four
occasions between Mach 27- ThePemierJewelyLady
29 Cashier Roberta Mills, 30, of Sparkle & ShineJewelry Sale
Jacksonville, who was described 3 WAYS TO SHOP & SAVE
as Mr. Turners wife, then bags the entir month of May2009
the items without scanning them.
Police said the trio acted in 1)10% entirejewelryline
unison to steal over $1500 in
merchandise. Both Mr. Turner 2)Buy2atregularprice,
and Ms. Mills were arrested getthirditemforl/2off
April 3 following a complaint by
a store security worker who pro- 3) Buy3at regularprice,
duced the surveillance tapes get fourthitemFREE
Deputy Chris Walker noted
in the original arrest report that Contact metoseesampleneorcatalogs
Mr. Turner was employed at Mr.
Rollins' American Automotive
garage in downtown Macclenny,
and that Ms. Mills said she coop- '' '--


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OPINION
Thursday, May 14,2009


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
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Rubbing elbows in'small' church


orer tah. roude h THEBACK
exit 67 and travel one mile
south on Highway 17, and PO C
you'll come to a little strouic
rethat's known locally as the KELLEY LANNIGAN
smallest church in Amen ca
The tiny sanctuary and it
is tiny indeed is Christ 's Chapel, which sits in a small clearing
off the road known as Memory Park The church is non denori-
national and welcomes all visitors In fact, visitors make up the
majority ofthe church's unofficial "congregation "
When my sister Tracy visited me last year we went to Darien,
Georgia to spend a day in that lovely coastal town She had heard
about the little church and so we took a brief detour to see if we
could find it We located it quickly and joined the ranks of hun-
dreds who visit it annually when we signed the guest book
We quickly fell in love with the place
Christ's Chapel is a one-room church, not much larger than a
child's playhouse Yet, it has all the amenities minus a rest room
of a full-sized church sanctuary
Six rows of pews flank the middle aisle There is an altar area
about the size of a couch The surprisingly beautiful stained glass
windows came from England
Outside the chapel, visitors pass a statue of Christ as they drive
up and a small white cross and American flag adorn the roof There

forresting -
The smallest church in America is open daily to visitors People
stay a few minutes or a few hours however the spirit moves
them
According to a pamphlet on the church services are conducted esllestcu Aeca
there eIery third Sunday of the month The chapel is also the site
of weddings and Baptisms
I definitely felt a sense of calm and peace in this special little
plae and the presence of something spiritual l1
A spiritual presence can be interpreted in many different ways,
but I feel confident that even an avowed atheist or agnostic would
admit experiencing the presence of a benevolent higher being
within the walls of Christ's Chapel
My sister and I sat on the small pews and drank in the ambi
ence The cares 11,
our primary des
left, we felt serene and content
The chapel was built in 1949 with limited funds by a local
woman named Agnes Harper who ran a rural grocery store She
wrote the deed to the property in the name of Jesus Christ and
invited everyone to worship in this bargain-sized house of prayer A A
When Ms Harper died, she left behind no funds for upkeep
The little church has survived the years, sometimes just barely,
through donations and the generosity of volunteers who have seen
to its upkeep It once came close to being forgotten about com-
pletely
The church was finally adopted by The McIntosh County
Chamber of Commerce, which has seen to its survival and main-
tenance for many years now
Donations still help keep the lights on and the doors open The
visitor's book is signed by people from all across the nation and
occasionally other countries whose sentiments are, not surprising- x
ly, similar All convey the sense of peace and serenity they experi-
ence when they visit this special little house of God 64
This is not surprising Ms Harper used to say about her little /r.R
monument "It's not the dimensions of the church, it's the extent
of the faith"
I think she must have been a very special lady


'Frind envy' goaded him into Facebook

1 SIDE OF of having my own Facebook or users, including old dogs like me communicate with him beca
M Y SIDE OF MySpace page for the simple who have trouble learning new I wasn't a member of this c]d
reason that I couldn't imagine tricks, stewed and steamed.
THE M ATTER that I had anything going on that When you sign up, you put in "I have 80 friends."
HE M AT' TER 1 anybody wouldwant to know a few preferences, like where you Eighty friends? I don't e'
ROBERTRGERARD Then my wife got a Facebook graduated or where you work, know 80 people.
page in order to keep in touch and this massive computer finds This is not to say mny
I'm in one of those "never with a friend in Atlanta. And her the connections between you and was gloating at her plethora
say never" situations. And it's friends started rolling in. other people with the same pref- friends and my friendless cor
all because I'm suffering from Facebook, for the uninformed, erences and you can see little pro- tion. Okay, maybe a little, but
"friend envy" is an Internet social network- files of them and they you. really. But she was announ
A few months back I wrote ing site started in colleges to So, I'm able to see any mem- her friend count on a daily ba
a column in which I roundly keep friends at different schools bers of my high school and col- leaving me to mope in silence
claimed that I would never think in touch It now has millions of lege graduating classes that have Finally, I succumbed to ter


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FaceoooK pages. I clicked on an
"add as a friend" button and I was
intouch with my best friend from
high school who I hadn't seenin
30 years. Pretty cool, eh?
My intentions were not com-
pletel spotless, I hae to admit. I
had friend envy.
My wife had her Facebook
page for a little over a week
before I considered getting one.
Every ', 1 1 1 1
on, sh i i i 1 1
over a former favorite student or
friend she had found.
I have 20 friends."
I have 30 friends."
I just found Niki Knight and
Jenny Mitchell and added them
to my friends."
"I have 65 friends."
I sat like a big lump on the
couch and stewed because I had
no friends. I was one of the unini-
tiated. I was not a member of the
cult of Facebook.
Then I discovered that my
high school friend Tom Hagood
was on Facebook and I couldn't


use
t.



fife
of
di-
not

sis,

mp-


station and got my own page. I
still don't have anything to say,
but now I have a few people not
to say it to.
Kelley laughed when I told her
I had a Facebook page.
Oh y gosh, you couldn't
stand that I could talk with Niki
or Erika or David Wisnewski and
you couldn't. Admit it."
"Okay. I admit it. I had friend
envy."
"So does this mean that you're
going to try and have more
friends than me? Are you going
to post pictures and video, too? I
could help you pick out the fam-
ily photos."
I bet that happens in some
houses a Facebook friends
war. "How dare you steal her as
your friend. I knew her before
you1
There may have been divorces
because of the number of friends
one spouse has over the other.
"No, don't worry, I'm not near-


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR...


Letter missed point
Dear Editor
Something smells fishy at the river1
Nikki White, chairperson of the "Baker Bunch," wrotein last week's

my son and three other teenagers because they didn't have "donation"
money to cut across his sandbar to go swimming in the St Mary's
River
Ms Nikki's letter did not address the verbal abuse; instead she chose
to lavish the property owner with praise She infers that the property
owner rode into town and single-handedly cleaned up the Boy Scout
Camp Ms Nikki finished her letter by asking "where's the oxymo-
ron?"
I'll substitute the word contradiction for oxymoron because it's a
more familiar ternm The following are two contradictions surrounding
the saga at the Boy Scout Camp
v/The first comes from Ms Nikki She claims the Boy Scout Camp
is much improved from its previous state That is an extreme contra-
diction for those of us who grew up swimming there If you take a
beautiful river with pristine white sandbars and change it to what looks
,, = clean, that is a

I encourage everyone interested in this part of our river to see for
themselves I also encourage our county commissioners to re-visit and
re-examine Make it known to the voters which commissioners) are
okay with a conrrugated metal wall surrounding what once was a bean-
tiful white sandbar This could be an important point of interest during

mentioned earlier it involved my son The man who told my son and
three other teenager friends "to get the I*. off his property" (because
they didn't have "donation" money) is guilty of verbal abuse
Physical and verbal abuse are both abuse and they're both damag-
ing So when an organization who claims its mission is to help abused
teens takes donation money from a man who verbally abuses teens,
well, that's where the oxymoron [or contradiction] comes in
In closing, I'd like to offer a remedy to this ongoing controversy
If the property owner wants to be charitable then why not donate the
sandbar to the county with the stipulation that it fund a park all can
enjoy
David "Sub" Jackson


Lauds both deputies

Dear Editor life I attended school with Mrs
In response to Mrs Laura- Lauramore and graduated with
more'sletterinlastweek'sPress, her I have known Tommy Lan-
I would like to thank Sgt Greg ramore Sr for several years, and
Burnsed His actions prevented I will do everything in my power
a situation that was surely out of to put a stop to this feud without
hand violence
Had he and Deputy Michael I hope Mrs Lauramore will
Hauge not been there, bodily do the same
harm may have come to my Lynwood Griffis
sons or the Lauramores St Macclenny


Burnsed's actions ensured that
all parties involved were protect-
ed from such harm
In response to her statements
on harassment, I know my sons
and, believe me, they are defi-
nitely not angels But the harass-
ment has come from both sides
Now is the time for this situ-
ation to be resolved in court; it's
in the court's hands and justice
will prevail
On the matter of being re-
leased on bond with GPS track-
ing devices, Tommy Lauramore
Jr was released without one
One of my sons had a GPS but it
was removed by the court within
six days The other son still sits
in jail
I hope and pray this situa-
tion can be resolved I, too, have
lived in Baker County all my

friends I have."
"Now you sound pitiful. I
probably shouldn't tell you that I
have 106 friends now."
"You're just goading me,
aren't you?"
"Not me, I would never goad.
106,106 ."
"Okay, let me get on my
Facebook page and add that guy
from high school I think I might
have had in shop class in the 9th
grade, and that girl I could possi
bly have taught in 1986 or maybe
it was her brother or cousin ."
Woe is me. I'm a prisoner of
Facebook. Perhaps next I'll start
twittering or tweeting what-
ever that is.

ROBERT D. STARLING
NANCY VIOLA
CONNOR STARLING
REUNION
Ocean Pond June 6th


Participants'

violenthistory
Dear Editor
In response to Mrs Laura-
more's letter last week, I'd say
the tables have turned Some of
those involved, including Tom-
my [Lauramore] Jr and Jessica
[Cannon], have a history of vio
lence They'e always been in
trouble
Now you want justice? Where
is justice for the people? Some of
these people should be in prison
Think about it; there's two
sides to every story
Barbara Wilkerson
Glen St Mary



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COUNTY COMMISSION


Majority of county board



leaning to interest-free loan


JOEL ADDINGTON I NEWS EDITOR

Though the B aker County Conmission has yet
to approve the terms for a $195,000 loan to the
Baker Correctional Development Corporation


An agreement between the parties as drafted
and passed by the BCDC's board of directors in
March includes no interest on the loan, which is
meant to cover the cost of utility upgrades that
have already been completed at the BCDC's 90-
plus acre property north of Macclenny.
Commissioner Alex Robinson called the no-
interest provision a thorn in the side of some
commissioners, but said, "I'm OK with the inter-
est being forgiven."
In exchange for the interest-free loan, the
BCDC has agreed to give the county the right
to use the new jail's access road and parking
area to reach six acres recently transferred to the
county as repayment for $200,000 given to the
non-profit as seed money in 2007
The county hopes to build its new headquar-
ters on the six acres
"My position is dual," said Mr. Robinson,
who also serves on the BCDC board. "I'mlook-
ing out for the best interest of the BCDC, but
my main concern is the county commission and
my constituents' interests ... We need to get this
resolved."
BCDC staff director Danny Thomas is just as
eager to find a solution.
"It's not at all our intention to take advantage
of anybody, not the county, not the taxpayers,"
he said, adding that the loan agreement is still


being negotiated and that he's open to sugges-
tions about changing the no-interest provision.


Commissioner Gordon Crews is confident
a deal can be reached and said he would likely
agree to waive the interest.
"I'm not crazy about it," he said, "but I look


I I. used to build
the jail are paid off which could be more than
20 years from now ownership of the facility
is expected to transfer to the county.
Like Mr. Robinson and Mr. Crews,
Commissioner Mark Hartley said he was also
amenable to an interest-free loan. He said access
and parking for the county's new administration
building was a fair trade-off.
That will probably save us more money than
gaining the interest," said Mr. Hartley.
Commissioner Mike Griffis declined to com-
ment about the loan agreement saying, "It's
still a work in progress." Conmmission Michael
Crews did not return calls for comment.
As drafted, 1 1 alls for the
county to forg *' *' in impact,
pennit and plan review fees for the new facil-
ity; and commits the BCDC to remit any excess
revenues generated there to the county annually
after paying required bond obligations and oper-
ational costs.
Repayment of the loan set to occur over 20
months, at $10,000 a month (except for the last
month when the payment will be $5000), begin-
ning in October 2010


Motorcycic ministry year old...


(from page 1)
genuine and caring the people
involved with CMA are I was
soon hooked "
The CMA meets once a month
for worship, discussion of orga-
nization business, prayer and
fellowship Although not specifi-
cally associated with any church,
the Baker County group meets at
Mr Pope's church because it's a
good centralized meeting loca-
tion
At the group's April meeting,
the spiritual lesson drew analo-
gies between performing routine
maintenance on a motorcycle
and doing the same thing for
one's spiritual life
"Be sure to check your road
maps regularly to make sure
you're still going the right way,"
the lesson presenter told the
group "Repentance is all about
turning around ifyou getlost and
going back in the right direction
on the main road "
The lesson also compared the
Bible to a motorcycle owner's
manual and to God as the "big
mechanic in the sky
"We all need to keep our
spiritual engines tuned up," said
member John Grimn "I notice
that when I'm in tune I enjoy life
so much more, even when there
are problems going on "
During the meeting, time was
designated for corporate prayer
Bikers joined hands in a circle,
each lifting up prayers and con-
cerns for others, the community
and travel safety for members
attending up-coming events
CMA members attend rallies,
participate in races and conduct
worship services whenever pos-
sible
"We try to have a presence at
as many of the organized bike
rallies as possible," Mr Pope
said "The bikers participate on
many levels "
At these events CMA bikers


may help with registration, secu-
rity, clean-up, motorcycle games
or manning the ticket booths
"They like us to participate
and often designate to CMA
members the responsibility of
taking up money from ticket
sales," said Mr Pope
He couldn't resist joking "I
guess because they know none
of the ticket money will disap-
pear "
CMA members can elect to
undergo organized training to
help them serve on special min-
istry teams at biker events This
training covers areas like music,
first aid, hospitality, motorcycle
repair, and ministry to children,
youth and women
One service CMA often per-
forns is day care for the children
of bikers who attend rallies
"If the parents end up partying
a bit too much, the children are
in a safe environment where they
can play, sleep and be looked
after," said Mr Pope
The hallmark of CMA is
its non-aggressive evangelism
approach Sharing the message
of Christ is certainly the heart
of the CMA mission, but they
do not "preach" at people They
spread the message mainly by
example of their conduct and
make themselves readily avail-
able to witness if anyone wants
to know more about the gospel,
needs prayer or counseling
"We aren't there to judge or
force our beliefs on anyone We
do offer help, prayer and guid-
ance if requested That's why
the CMA is respected, even
among such groups as the Hell's
Angels," said Mr Pope
CMA members have the
opportunity to go on mission
trips and often participate in
organized rides to raise money
for third world ministry ventures
One such event is the annual Run
For the Son ride


Transportation is a strategic
tool for outreach evangelism,
especially for indigenous pas-
tors working in under-developed
countries where everyone walks
and long distances separate vil-
lages and towns
"The money CMA raises has
been used to purchase motor-
cycles, boats and even horses
for the pastors working in other
countries," said Mr Pope
CMA members feel very
blessed to belong to the organiza-
tion A prayer offered at the April
meeting in Macclenny summed
this up'
"Lord we thank you that we
can use something (motorcycles)
that we love so much as a test,-
mony to your love "
For more infonnation about
the CMA or to attend a meeting,
contact Tom Pope at 904-259-
3551 or Neil Peppitone at 904-
327-7497


CITY COMMISSION


Donated trailer condemned


The Macclenny City Commis-
sion condemned a decrepitobile
home May 12 in the southwest
city in an effort to induce either
the structure's rehabilitation or its
removal.
The trailer at 208 Rock Court
off MLK Drive was donated to
Angie Burroughs, a convicted
felon and mother of eight, after
she was released from prison five
years ago But the title was never
put in her name, city officials
said.
The roof leaks, the floors and
walls are damaged and weeds are
growing through the windows.
"It's been on the property for
several years in the same condi-
tion," code enforcement officer
Joy Chapman told the board.
With the condemnation in
place, the trailer's owner has 30
days to make significant prog-
ress on repairs estimated to
cost roughly $8000 or remove
it from the property owned by
Rock Rhoden.
It remained unclear however,
who owns the trailer now Ms.
Burrows said it was donated to
her by Bob Kirkland while Assis-
tant City Manager Roger Yarbor-
ough said he believed it belonged
to someone with the name Vick-

Ms. Chapman said the Depart-
ment of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
could inspect the trailer and at-
tempt to find a serial nmnber for
a title search, something she and
the city's building inspector were
unable to do.



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arresting drivers for not having
valid licenses. They often stop
vehicles knowing both the driver
and the fact that his or her license
is under suspension.
"I think it'd be wrong," Mr
Dobson said of law enforce-
ment's actions in the Gant case
"Would we do it? We probably
would I' m sure we've done
that before "
Just last week a driver was
taken to county jail after depu-
ties discovered his license was
suspended 15 times
"I'm sure they searched that
car," said the sheriff "If we find
a gun or cocaine, we'll make that
arrest, too It's up to the state
attorney to make the decision
[whether to file the charges] "
As such, the state attorney's
office periodically releases
updates to law enforcement
agencies on new court decisions
that could impact operations
"We go over them in training
and we try to teach [deputies],"
Sheriff Dobson said, adding that
with direction from the state
attorney's office, the practice of
searching vehicles after suspend-
ed license arrests could change


If the trailer's not repaired or
moved, Ms. Chapman said the
city could demolish the structure
and place a lien on the property
to recover the cost.
"Ultimately, the property own-
er is responsible for what's on his
property," she said.
Ms. Burroughs said she hopes
to have the title transferred to her
and then begin repairs with the
help of family and any grants she
can secure from local agencies.
"I have eight kids and I do need
a place to stay," she said, adding
that she's now living with her par-
ents and their other children.
However, Ms. Chapman
warned her that once the trailer
is under her name, she would be
responsible for the repairs.
If adequate monthly progress
isn't made to fix the home's prob-
lems, she said Mr. Rhoden could
remove the trailer himself and go
through civil court to recover his
expenses from her.
In other business this week'
City commissioners heard
a presentation from Chamber
of Commerce Director Darryl
Register about reactions from
local businesses to a recent city
proposal to restrict off-site sales
like those at the Country Federal
Credit Union.
Mr. Register said most cham-
ber members didn't favor the pro-
posal, which called for limiting
locations like the credit union to
one such sale per year, per type of
merchandise sold, like vehicles,


campers or boats.
The chamber's 21-member
board of directors recommended


he said.
"We'retalkingaboutlocalbusi-
nesses sponsoring these events to
try and help themselves," said
Mr Register "Whether it's sell-
ing cars or selling loans, it's busi-
ness."
The commission once again
put off making a decision on fur-
ther restricting the sales.
Mayor Gary Dopson said a de-
cision would likely come during
the board's next regular meeting
in June
The commission also passed
an ordinance that will require
mortgage lenders foreclosing on
properties in Macclenny to regis-
ter with city hall.
The move is designed to
streamline the code enforcement
process should foreclosed homes
become abandoned and fall into
disrepair
Commissioners also ap-
proved a right-of-way mainte-
nance agreement withthe Florida
Department of Transportation
Under the deal, the state will
pay the city $39,600 annually
for upkeep of highways under
the state's jurisdiction within the
city
l An ordinance establishing
large and small scale planned
unit developments was also
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Two Baldwin men sought for



theft of firearms and lewd acts


Two male suspects, possibly from the Baldwin
area, are sought for questioning in the theft of two
handguns from a locked gun cabinet at a residence
off Eagle Dr. in northwest Macclenny the afternoon
of May 4.
The victim questioned his 15-year-old daugh-
ter when he discovered a 9 mm and .30 cal. pistols
were taken from a bottom drawer of the cabinet that
had been pried open. He did not give a value to the
guns.
According to Deputy Curtis Ruise, the daughter
confessed to having the suspects in the home that
afternoon, and to having sex with both of them in
her bedroom. She said one of them left the room,

time.
Deputy Ruise said attempts to contact the sus-
pects, both 18 years old and identified by the girl,
were unsuccessful. He filed a complaint charging
them with anmed burglary, grand theft and lewd con-
duct with the daughter All are felonies.
In other theft reports
Someone entered an unlocked shed at the resi-
dence of Vicki Wright on Deerfield Circle and took
a motor valued at $3000, an engine hoist, stand and
balancer Ms. Wright told Deputy James Marker she
believes the burglary took place between April 27
and May 6.
Total value of the property was placed at $3360
SA suspect identified as Oscar Hightower, 41,
of Jacksonville is said responsible for the theft
of property belonging to David Morgan, also of
Jacksonville, late in the afternoon of May 6.
Mr. Morgan told Deputy Matt Sigers he was fish-
ing at the St. Mary's River with Mr. Hightower just


off SR 121 and left $340 cash, two prescription bot-
tles, credit cards and clothing in the suspect's Ford
pickup trick.
The victim said Mr Hightower drove off in the
vehicle after abruptly walking away from their fish-
ing spot.
Michael Canady returned from work about
8 30 the morning of May 5 to find the interior of his
Clinton Ave. residence in Glen St. Mary ransacked
and looted of $1129 in property.
Mr Canady told Deputy Bill Starling he secured
the door with a dead bolt lock the previous evening,

ment.
The stolen items included ten video games, a
television and pla) station game console
A 15-year-old female student at Baker County
High School reported a camera and iPod taken from
her purse during a pep rally the afternoon of May
6. She identified two of eight male students she
believes are responsible for the theft.
She reported the incident three days later and
placed the loss value at $400.
A purse belonging to Pizza Hut employee
Candace Jennings was taken in the late evening of
May 10. The victim last saw it under a counter, and
said it contained a credit card, identification and $40
cash. Other employees at the restaurant that night
denied inv movement.
A surf board valued at $100 was reported miss-
ing from a pool house at the residence of Rebecca
Nix on Whispering Pines Lane in Glen. The owner
said it was likely taken between April 30 and May


Injures his girlfriend;


arrested for battery pot
An irate live-in boyfriend ended up in jail charged with domestic
violence and felony possession of marijuana following an early mornm-
ing incident on May 9.
Albert Jones, 40, allegedly slammed girlfriend Denise Womack,
also 40, to the kitchen floor at his residence off Pine Oaks Circle in
Macclenny Ms. Womack told Deputy Tony Norman she and Mr. Jones
S ... i 1 lancing at
was over
drugs they had at the residence and it turned physical when she said she
was taking them and leaving.
The deputy noted that Ms. Womack was "visibly shaken" when he
arrived, and had a swollen upper lip from striking the floor.
Cpl. Darrin Whitaker said he was given pennrission to search the
Jones residence after the accused said he had left the girlfriend's phone
inside. He found both the phone and a jacket with a bag of marijuana
hanging out of a pocket. Mr. Jones claimed ownership of the jacket, but
not the pot.
He also denied attacking Ms. Womack.
In other cases, a criminal complaint alleging battery was filed against

Circle during the early morning of May 10.
Ms. McDuffie, who has a Jacksonville address, told Deputy Chris
Walker Mr Altom was irate because she had been away from the resi-
dence. He was gone when officers arrived.
The report notes that Mr Altom has a Naples, Fla. address.
A trespass warrant and complaint for misdemeanor battery resulted
after an incident involving child custody the evening of May 3.
Shellie Adkins, 37, of Jacksonville told Deputy Claude Hurley she



left after waiting on her. The ex-husband and child's step- mother Carrie
Starling, 30, had gone back to the Steel Bridge residence, where Ms.
Brooks confronted Ms. Adkins.
Deputy Hurley accompanied Ms. Adkins back to the address the
next morning, and Ms. Starling said she and her husband did not let
Ms. Adkins have the child the previous evening because she was intox-
icated.
Ms. Adkins was issued a trespass warning to stay away from the
residence, and a criminal complaint was filed against Ms. Brooks, who
is Ms. Starling's cousin.
The father of a 15-year-old girl sought a trespass warrant to keep a
17-year-old Sanderson boy away from his residence near Sanderson.
The father told Sgt. Thomas Dyal he caught the boy in the daughter's
bedroom about 3'00 am on May 4. The father said he has warned the
youth several times to stay away.


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fifteen times
A Macclenny man was jailed
the evening of May 8 after he was
spotted driving in the northwest
city by a county deputy aware of
his multiple prior license suspen-
sions.
Deputy Chris Walker said
he stopped a 1987 GMC pick-
up driven by Stanley Holland,
28, near Lowder and North
Boulevard about 7'15, and con-
firned via a computer check the
driver is considered an habitual
traffic offender.
His license has been sus-
pended 15 times for a variety of
offenses.
Deputy Claude Hurley said
he confirmed via license tag
check the morning of May 5 that
a 1995 Dodge driven east on US
90 near 8th St. in Macclenny
belonged to Timothy Gross, 37,
of Sanderson.
Mr. Gross was at the wheel of
the vehicle when it was stopped,
and the officer confined his
license had five prior suspensions
for failure to pay child support.
Deputy Hurley also arrested
Mr. Gross on a Gadsden County,
Fla. warrant charging him with
failure to pay child support.
Authorities there said they would
extradite him.
The license of Michael
Blodgett, 22, no address indicat-
ed, apparently was suspended on
May 7, the day he was stopped
driving a 1992 Chevrolet with an
expired tag decal.
Deputy Jerald Peterson said
he pulled the suspect over about
5'40 that afternoon while patrol-
ling in the area of US 90 and 6th
St. in Macclenny


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back to house


andarrests

drunk spouse

A drunk husband who ran
from deputies from a ball field
in north Macclenny near his resi-
dence in the early hours of May 8
was arrested for disorderly intox-
ication.
Deputy Jerald Peterson said
he returned to the residence of
Steven Guthrie, 44, at 1 00 am,
about an hour and a half after
going there on a disturbance call.
According to the suspect's wife
Tammy, 45, Mr. Guthrie had
been drinking heavily and made
threats against her and their chil-
dren.
Mr. Guthrie then promised to
leave and spend the night with a
relative.
On the second call, Mrs.
Guthrie said her husband stood in
front of their residence on North
Boulevard yelling, and said he
fled the scene when she called
police. She also showed the offi-
cer where Mr. Guthrie had tele-
phoned her 17 times.
The husband was then spot-
ted in the ball field, and he fled
briefly before he was captured
near Ohio St.
A 17-year-old daughter was
taken to jail late on May 9 and
booked for resisting arrest with
out violence following a confron-
tation with her mother, age 35 at
their residence off Geitgey St in
Glen St. Mary.
Deputy Darrimn Whitaker said
the girl refused to canlm herself
after his arrival about 12 30 am.
*A 14-year-old male specialed
student at Baker County Middle
School was charged May 5 with
disrupting a school function after
he allegedly yelled, used and
threw a desk after teacher aide
Tanumy McCullough ordered
him to the "time-out room1"
He was being disciplined about
10 30 that morning for failure to
remain in his chair.
Two arrests resulted from
revoked bonds and outstanding
warrants. A bond revocation was
requested on May 5 in the case
of Shannon Dupree, 43, of Glen
St. Mary for contributing to the
delinquency of a minor.
Fabian Urioste, 27, was
ordered held on May 8 for author-
ities from Gadsden County, Fla.

*A criminal complaint for ani-
mal crelfty was filed May 6 after

of Joshua Foerman, 20, on North
5th St. in Macclenny
Deputy Matt Sigers responded
to a neighbor's complaint, and
said the animals were malnour-
ished. They were taken to the
county pound.


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NEFSH employees are


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severe beating of patient
The sheriff's department is investigating a complaint involving a
mental patient at Northeast Florida State Hospital who suffered head
trauma allegedly at the hands of one of two female employees who were
intervening an argument between the patient and another man the eve-
ning of April 29.
According to the initial report by Deputy Claude Hurley, two inves-

Shands Jacksonville the following day.
The man, who does not speak English well, allegedly pulled out the
hair of employee Tranesha Elliot, 31, of Macclenny when she and Victo-
ria Givens, 27, of Sanderson entered the bathroom in Building 12 where
the argument was taking place. As she attempted to push the victim
back toward the showers, he grabbed her hair
Ms. Elliot allegedly then retaliated by punching the patient several
times in the face with her fist, then slammed his head against a wall

aroundnoon, about 18 hours after the alleged attack. It gives no indica-
tion as to why doctors at NEFSH waited that long.
The patient has since been released from the hospital.
TheDCF investigators, Betty Batan and Kim Davis, said Ms. Givens
and Ms Elliot gave onfliting versions of events, and that Ms. Elliot
was not cooperating with the investigation.

hours of May 8 afterhe was found lying on Railroad Ave. bleeding from
a wound.
Witness Riley Yarborough said he was seated in a truck between
College and 4th St. about 2'00 when he heard Joshua Dupree shout
"lights out" as he drove by in a dark pickup truck. He then found Mr.
Davis with a laceration to the back of his head.
Deputy Jerald Peterson's report notes that Mr. Davis was unable to
give any information on the circumstances leading up to the incident.
Deputy Sgt. Greg Bumrnsed later arrested Mr. Dupree at his residence
and charged him with felony battery due to the seriousness of the in-
jury.
"I did it," Sgt. Burnsed quotes the suspect as saying. "...we got into a
fight and ifI have to go to jail, I understand."


Gunman robs store


The sheriff's department is
sifting through a scarcity of leads
as to the identity of a lone gun-
man who held up the Quick-
N-Handy convenience store in
northMacclenny one hour afterit
opened the morning of May 10.
A K-9 tracking team from
Baker Correctional scoured the
neighborhoods around the store
on North 6th following the 7'00
holdup and a shoe print was lifted
from behind the building.
The 19-year-old clerk told
police a black male using a white
shirt to conceal his face entered
the store and demanded money
from the drawer while pointing
a black semi-automatic pistol at
her saying, I'm going tohave to
take some money."
The clerk also noted the rob-
ber wrapped his left hand in a
white shirt to avoid leaving fin-
gerprints.
About the time the clerk was
emptying the drawer of about


$250, a 40-year-old male pulled
up in his pickup, prompting an
ominous response from the sus-
pect.
"I'm going to have to kill
someone now," the clerk recalls
him saying before he walked
toward the door and pointed the
pistol at the customer. As he exit-
ed, the robber told the customer,
"You need to get out of here."
He then ran south from the
store and behind a nearby resi-
dence on North 6th.
Neither the clerk nor customer
are being identified because the
suspect is at large
A surveillance video shows
the image of a dark-skinned male
with medium build wearing all
black.
Sheriff's investigator Steve
Harvey said several tentative
leads are being pursued, but indi-
cated nothing of substance has
turned up in the days since the
robbery.


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She funlovedral spending time with
her 9 aty, going to hrchurch and
fishing She was Tipredeceased by
husband of39 years, Aaronee Da-
vis and son Tery Sone Sumentrvi-
vors include sons Michael (Ver-
bie Jo)un Davis of Orange Park,
Marvin (Janet) Davis eand Les
(Margaret) Stone, both of Glen
St Mary, Russell (Gail) Daent
vis of Sanderson; brother J B
Hediff deon of Jacksonville; fur
grandchildren and R great-
grandson
The fJoseph and service was held
May 9 at 3 00 pm at her church
with ffpastors Tmny and David
Thand a member officiating Interm Bapent
followed at Cedar Creek Cem-
etery, Sanderson Aileangements
were under the direction of V
Todd Ferreira Funeral Services

Christinand of 68 Dobbs,

9ford, Lawtey resident St

Mrs Christine Thelma Carpenter-
dif Dobbs, 89, of Lawtey diedph
Monday, May 11, 2009 at Mac-
clenny Nursing and Rehab Mrs








Dobbs of Starke on August 9,ndchil
1919 in Grassy Creek,Kandchildrentucky
tohe osfuneh a Rosalee Wheeld
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band of 68 years, Casey Dobbs
Survivors include children
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Mary Francesnn Hardee of Key-
stome Heights, Terri Carpenter
acstonr Time, Ch es B Dobbs
Dobbs of Stake; 20 grandchil-
dren; 16 great-grandchaildren
The funeral service was held
Witt C Jones Chapel with Rev-
erend ester Austin officiating
at Riverside Memorial Park,
were under the direction of
Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home
of Stake

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Mt. Zion N.C.
Methodist Church
121 North t 259-4461
Macclenny, FL
Pastor Tim Cheshire

Sunday Morning Wovshlp11 00 am


Gregory Dinkins,

26, dies May .', ',
Mr Gregory Michael "Pun-
kin" Dinkins, 26, of Macclenny
died Friday, May 8, 2009 He
wa ,
villeonMay
14, 1982
to Gregory
Leon Din-
kins and
Jerri Lee
Mi en -
baugh Mi-


Macclenny M, Dinkns
He was em-
ployed with Safe Line Construc-
tion Company
Michael enjoyed hunting,
spending time with his family
and was always lending a help-
ing hand to anyone in need
He was a Baker County Little
League baseball coach He was
predeceased by paternal grand-
mother Ella Jean Dinkins; ma-
ternal grandparents Pete Milen-
baugh and Rosemary Taylor
Survivors include wife Ash-
leyD Dinkins children Michael
Lane Dinkins and Kiersten Eliz-
abeth Dinkins; parents Gregory
L and Deanna Dinkins and
mother Jerri L Griffin; broth-
ers Jason Lee Dinkins, Justin
Paul Dinkins and James Colby
Dinkins paternal grandfather
Nathaniel Dinkins mother and
father-in-law Buddy Franks and
Lynn Bradley; numerous aunts,
uncles, cousins, nieces and
nephews
The funeral service was held
May 13 at 3 00 pm at the Mac-
clenny Church of God with Pas-
tor Shannon Connor officiating
Intermnent followed at Macedo-
nia Cemetery, Macclenny Ar-
rangements are under the care
of V Todd Ferreira Funeral Ser-


Olzilene O'Berry,

62, of Callahan
oft II I I I
9, 2009 She was born in Pear-
son, GA and was a seamstress by
trade Mrs O'Berry as a me-
ber of Cornerstone Pentecostal
Holiness Church on Dunn Ave-
nue in Jacksonville, and she and
her husband frequently attended
camp meetings and church in
Baker County over the years
Survivors include husband of
10 years, Loyd W O'Berry; son
Colos Powell (Dionne); daugh-
ter Ebby Powell-Parker; three
grandchildren; brother Jinmmny

two nephews
The graveside service was
held at 1100 mo on May 12 at
Arlington Memorial Park with
pastors Bill Hadden and Wil-
lie Crews officiating Giddens-
Reed Funeral Home of Baldwin
was in charge of arrangements

Sanderson
Congregational
Holiness Church

Sunday School 10 00 am
Morning Worship 1100 am
Sunday Evening Worship 600 pm
Wed Evening Prayer Serv 730 pm
% Pastor: Oral E. Lyons e


LucileRaulerson,

82, of Theressa dies
Lucile Raulerson, 82, of Ther-
essa died Sunday, May 10, 2009
at the Windsor Manor Nursing
Home in Starke Mrs Raulerson
was born on January 6, 1927 in
Macclenny to Lacy and Fleta
(Grooms) Mobley In 1983, she
moved to Theressa from Camp
Blanding and was a homemaker
Lucile was also a member of the
Hope Baptist Church and YA H
Club in Theressa She was pre-
ceded in death by husband of 59
years, Daniel B Raulerson Jr
Mrs Raulerson is survived
by sons Tommy Raulerson of
Theressa and Robert Raulerson
of Keystone Heights; broth-
ers and sisters Edward Mobley
and Earnestine Underhill, both
of Starke, Fulton Mobley of
Palm Bay, Eunice Coldwell of
Jacksonville, Jewel Beckham
of Johnson and Grady Downey
of Greenville, SC; five grand-
daughters and seven great-
grandchildren
The funeral service was held
at 10 00 am on May 12 at the
Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home
Chapel, Keystone Heights, with
the Pastor Archie Smith officiat-
ing Burial followed at Florida
National Cemetery The fam-
ily suggests contributions to
the hospice or charity of your
choice

Praise celebration
Emmanuel Church of God in
Christ invites everyone to join
them in celebrating the anni-
versary of William Lee and Tru
Praise and Worship Community
Choir on May 16 at 7'00 pm
Guest speaker will be Pastor Na-
tron Curtis


Michael Parker,

73, retired Navy
Michael Ray Parker, 73, died
Sunday, May 10, 2009 at St Vin-
cent's Medical Center in Jack-
sonville following an extended
illness The son of Gethzen and
Linnie Parker, Michael was a
loving husband, father, grandfa-
ther and great grandfather who
enjoyed gardening (horticul-
ture), woodworking and spend-
ing time with his family
After a decorated 22-year
Navy career he retired as a Lt
Commander, then went on to
work with the State of Florida
and retired from the Department
of Corrections
Mr Parker and his family
lived in Baker County for 15
years before moving to Lake
City
Survivors include wife of 56
years, Betty L Parker of Lake
City; sons Steve (Deborah)
Parker and Rick (Nancy) Park-
er, both of Orange Park, David
Parker of Lake City; daughters
Linda Parker Fu, Hope (Steve)
Stafford and Nicole Parker, all
of Lake City; brother James
(Gwen) Parker of Starke; sisters
Golamae Kelly (J B ) of Lake
Butler, Madelyn Thomas of
Gainesville and Margaret Dicks
of Starke; 14 grandchildren; 16
great-grandchildren; numerous
nieces and nephews
The funeral service for Mr
Parker was held May 14 at First
Full Gospel Church in Lake
City with pastors Stanley Ellis
and Cagney Tanner officiating
Interment followed in Forest
Lawn Memorial Gardens Ar
rangements were under the di-
rection of Gateway-Forest Lawn
Funeral Home, Lake City


Jesus: The Way, The Truth and The Life
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The family of John Paul
Howard would like to express
its heartfelt gratitude for the love
and support shown to us dur-
ing his illness and death Your
prayers, cards, phone calls, mes-
sages, visits and food youextend-
ed to our family during this time
showed how much you cared A
special thank you to Rev Donnie
Williams for delivering an uplift-
ing and comforting memorial
message about his cousin
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Wed. Eve Bible Study 7'00 pm
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Benefit concert
Lannie Road Baptist Church
will be hosting a benefit con-
cent for Keith Waddell of Holy
Ground Trio on May 16 from
noon till 6'00 pm
Along with singing there
will be BBQ dinners, hot dogs,
and Hawaiian shaved ice There
will be an auction of homemade
cakes, pies and other items
A fund has also been estab-
lished at Bank of America under
"Keith Waddell Family Fund"
Pleasecall 904-945-5410or904-
289-9586 for more information


Senior fish fry
The elected officials of Baker
County invite all senior citizens
to the annual fish fry on May 21
beginning at noon The event
will take place at the Dowling
Training Center in Olustee

Democrats to meet
The Baker County Democrat-
ic Committee monthly meeting
will begin at 7'00 pm on Tues-
day, May 19 at 152 S College
Street
The public is welcome Call
259-9590 for more informonation


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Nursing home week
Macclenny Nursing and Re-
hab is celebrating national nurs-
ing home week, May 11 May
15 This year's theme is Our
residents make every day bright-
er"
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entertainment, games, and much
more For more infonnation, call
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Several members of the Members Carol Nelson,
Macclenny Woman's Club Peggy Arend, Mary Finley and
attendedthe 144thAnnualFlorida Cheryl Lunn garnered individual
Federation of Woman's Clubs recognition for their entries into
Convention held in Orlando last the annual di
month Ms Lunn also received rec-
The Macclenny club was rec- ognifion for her entry into the
ognized for its work in the areas GFWC national photography
of arts in the community, domes- calendar contest
tic violence awareness, conser- The team raised $3,000 in the
nation, home life, membership Race For The Cure competition
development and helping hands at the Rela for Life and won the
in the community prize for best decorated vehicle
The club received second The ladies also sold baked
place at state level for its media goods, crafts and Starbucks cof-
scrapbook, prepared this year by fee All proceeds were donated
member Linda Green to Relay For Life


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After-school students 'dig' city project


Earth Day planting ofazaleas atMacclenny park

BY KELLEY LANNIGAN for the azaleas was among quite a few mature pine trees That meant
Press Staff chopping through some tough roots
When Sarah Barber, who works with the after-school program at "We need a machete," said Mr Bussey as he worked his shovel
Baker County High School, called the City of Macclenny a couple of "These roots are about to kill us "
weeks ago, she was looking for suggestions for a community service Mr Wright struggled with a particularly stubborn root and finally
project for her students got through it He leaned on his shovel and wiped his brow
"I had in mind some sort of clean-up or similar community im- "This must be somebody else's idea of a good time," he declared
provement ac- with a laugh "I'm about ready to go find an axe"
tivity to reflect The girls in
Earth Day which the group did a
was observed re- lot of pruning
cently," she said as the azaleas



work done in same way would
the downtown encourage new-
parks Ms Chap- er, healthier
man thought she growth and pro-
had just the right mote fullness
project and uniformity
"A nursery in of shape
Jacksonville had The students
contacted us and learned that pot-
offered some ted plants can
free azaleas if become root
we bad a use for bound" which
them," said Ms makes it neces-
Chapman sarytoloosen up
Ms Barber a tightly packed
and co-leader root system be
Anthony Mar- fore putting a
ler arranged for potted shrub in
their students the ground Not
to gather at the doing so can re-
Macclenny Me- sult in the plant
morial Park dying because
April 24 They water can'treach
spent several the roots
hours planting Ms Barber
ten azaleas Another afternoon will soon be devoted to planting ten had an idea as the planting session was winding down
more "Next spring when all the azaleas bloom, we'll come back here for
Before arriving at the park, the teens got a lesson on care and a picnic," she told them
maintenance of azaleas, the rudiments of digging ahole correctly for Additional students who participated in the azalea planting were
transplanting and a crash coarse on pruning Theresa Dutton Rebecca Barnes, Chantelle Holmhnes, Kiya Williams,
Students Charles Wright and Sam Bussey, along with Mr Marler, Paula McLamb and Vicki Stoneburger
handled most of the digging, which turned out to be a formidable The after-school program at Baker County High School is funded
task by a US Department of Education grant and is part of the 21st Cen-
Not only was the ground hard, but the picturesque location chosen tury Conununity Learning Centers, established in 2009


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Km.b.ly D.aey Double diplomas
s nursingdegree Raymond Marcus Knapp and
berly Delaney of Lake Amanda Nicole Knapp of Or-
ompleted the registered lando graduated May 9 from the
program at Lake City University of Central Florida in
nity College Friday, May separate ceremonies
Marc is the son of Raymond
berly is the wife of Jeff and Sheilah Knapp of Sanderson
Sand mother of Jenni- and a 1995 graduate of Baker
lace of Lake City She is County High School He served
ghter of Jim and Bonnie eight years in the Air Force and
hi of Macclenny is employed with Sprint-Nextel
Saturday he was awarded a bach-
elor's degree in business admin-
istration and entrepreneurship
choolLunch Amandais the daughter of Jim
Hamilton and Suzanne Crump
M ENUI and is formerly of Watkinsville,
GA where she graduated from
May18-May22 Ocoee High Schoolin 1999 She
offered evryday was awarded a bachelor of sci-
hplate cfsalad or pasasaladwth ence degree in education, spe-
or crackers and desset (when of cializing in biology She wants
Ioosclmainhdh and2adeswth to teach science at the middle
s offered) school level
Marc and Amanda have been
MondayMayl8 married seven years


Obtains masters
Jill Williams, of Palmetto, a
graduate of FSU with a BSN
bachelor of science in nursing
graduated May 1st from the
University of South Florida
from the College of Nursing
with a master of science in
nursing specializing in fam-
ly nurse practitioner She is a
2001 graduate of BCHS Jill
is the daughter of Glenn and
Judy McKendree of Cuyler


School Calendar
May 14
BCHS FFA Banquet, Auditorium, 700 p.m. Mock DUI Presentation.
WES Good Morning Show Club Mtg., 8 00 a.m. MES Book Far. PK/
K "Night of Broadway" Play (Mrs. Waller, Mrs. McCook, Mrs. Lane,
Ms. Nafe, & Ms. Lucas)
May 15
BCHS 'Jumnior/Seior Prom The Oma, 8'00p.m. 12'00 a.m. BMS
Activities Day. Accelerated Reading Points Due. KIS End of Year
School Dance. MES Book Fair
May 16
BCHS Drama-Thespis Awards Banquet, Auditonm, 700 p.m. History
Club to Orlando. PK/K' Kindergarten Celebration, BCMS Auditorium
May 18
District-wide School BoardMtg., 630p.m., BCHS SchoolAuditoum.
BCHS Semnior Awards Ceremony, 800 a.m., Auditorium. BMS
Semester Exams. KIS Emergency Medical Services Visits School
MES Spnng Fhng Week.
May 19
BCHS Semnor Breakfast & Sldeshow BMS Semester Exams. KIS
KADET (Kids And Deputies Empowered Together) Graduaton. WES
"Just Say No'" Club mtg., 8'00 a.m. MES Tuhrd Grade Emergency
Medial Serces Program, 1 30 p.m.
May 20
District-wide Early Dismissal. BCHS Baccalaureate Practice, Glen
Baptist, 9 00 a.m. Baccalaureate, 7'00 p.m., Glen Baptist Church. BMS'
Semester Exams. KIS Accelerated Reading Celebration. WES Meme
Melodies Club Mtg., 800 a.m. MES Third Grade "Positive Behavior"
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ated from Rollins University on
May 2 with a master of business
administration degree He was
recognized with a plaque for
having the highest grade point
average in the professional MBA
program
Bryan is a 1999 graduate of
Baker County High School and
has an undergraduate degree
from Florida State University He
is employed by Northrop Gram-
man Corp in Winter Park, FL
He is the son of Jana and Ken-
ny Crews of Glen St Mary


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Bachelor of nursing
Virginia Marie Cohenour
graduated from Lake City Com-
munity College with a BS de-
gree in nursing on Friday, May
8, 2009
Ginny is the daughter of Frank
and Linda Cohenour of Mac-
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Graduatesfrom FSU
Taylor Leigh Nix graduated
May 1 from Florida State Uni-
versity with a bachelor of sci-
ence degree in merchandising
She minored in communications
and business
Ms Nix, the daughter of
Tommy and Becky Nix of Glen
St Mary, is a 2005 graduate of
Baker County High School
While atFSU, she was a mem-
ber of the varsity co-ed cheer-
leading team for four years, and
was captain her senior year
Ms Nix also belonged to the
Phi Mu social sorority and was
a member of both the Student
Athlete Advisory Committee
and Collegiate Merchandising
Association
More recently, she interned in
the officer of the Florida Senate
sergeant-at-arms during the 2009
session


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* Outstanding teams this spring


Traveling baseball team wins tourney

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Paxon dashes Cats'


hope for a state title


The Wildcat baseball team
saw its dream season come to an
end May 8 as it lost to the Paxon
Eagles by a score of 4-2 on the
road
The Cats' potent offense mus-
tered only five hits while their
usually reliable defense commit-
ted two costly errors in the first
three innings to give the Eagles
the edge Paxon only had one
earned run in the contest
The Cats were also having
trouble hitting the corners, plus
errors and the numerous walks
aided the Eagles cause
"We got down three early due
to our own doings and that made
it hard offensively to do what we
do best, which is run, bunt and
put pressure on the defense,"
said Coach John Staples
Offensively for the Cats, Tra-
vis Tyson led the way with two
hits Chris Waddell came on in
relief in the third inning and only
gave up one unearned run while
striking out four and walking
one
"By the time we righted the
ship we were already on the is-
land with Gilligan," quipped
Staples
The Cats settled down and did
not give up a run from the third
inning on, but could not muster
very much offensively The game
ended with the bases loaded for
the Cats


"We had the bases loaded
twice in the game and couldn't
get the two-out hit We 've been
pretty good at them this year, but

for bigger and betterthings, but if
this game teaches you one thing
it's that life isn't always fair "
The Cats closed out the 2009
season as the winningest baseball
team in Baker County history at
25-5, with a district champion-
ship and a regional quarterfinal
win against Bishop Kenny The
senior players graduate with 82
wins in their four years
"I feel pretty close to this
group of seniors in the fact that
they came in when I came back
here to coach They are part of a
fraternity that only special people
can belong to, and they sit atop
all the rest who've been here,"
said Staples
The term "rebuilding year"
is thrown around a lot in sports,
but the Cats will have to replace
eight seniors off this year's club
"Obviously we are going to
have an ability decline, but the
replacements are going to have
to work hard this summer to nar-
row that gap," concluded Coach
Staples "We now are concen-
trating on finding the seniors a
place to play next year, along
with finding our new chemistry
for next year"


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FAT LADY
ROBERT GERARD
pOrdinarily when you think of
BCHS sports, football and bas-
ketball come to mind Granted
the big two sports had good
seasons this year, but the spring
lineup of teams have been quite
impressive too
in a emarkable coup, the
we. ightif ing team captured a
second straight state champion-
ship and posted three indi dual
state champs Coach Bobby
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School in the Spring Classic at Memoral Stadium a week later, Ma
23, at 6 30 Please note the time change If the football game isn't
enough of a draw, the Raiders are led by former Wildcat head coach
Danny Green
The Baker Middle School Bobcat Blue vs White spring football
game is May 19 beginning at 5'00 Fm at the BCMS football field




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most outstanding season ever
Coach John Staples got his 300th
win and the boys were impres-
sive every time they took the
field They had a cunning bal-
ance of hitting and pitching that
gave opponents fits
The same can be said for
Cheryl Nunn's softball team
that also advanced deep into the
playoffs The Lady Wildcats had
a nice balance, hitting the ball for
placement and power coupled
with effective pitchers
The tennis team had a suc-
cessfdul season, finishing with
a winning record Though they
consistently run into state-
ranked teams when they hit the
district tournament their season
was impressive with some solid
wins and a lot of improvement
particularly on the girls' side
The track team had some
strong individual finishes and a
top ten finish in the high jump at
the state championships
All in all, it was a spring to re-
member at BCHS
Though I spent a lot of time
up at the BCHS auditorium this
weekend with our production of
The Wizard ofOz, I did get to see


a little of the Players' Champion-
ship on television
The media likes to think of this
as the fifth major, and whether it
is or not I enjoy catching a little
of it I like going out to Sawgrass
and watching in person when I
can
The media had a field day on
Saturday because Tiger Woods
made a big push into a tie for
second place Though Tiger, who
is recovering from knee surgery,
faded on Sunday, he made it ex-
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game, Blue vs White, will be
May 19 beginning at 5'00 pm at
the BCMS football field
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NOTICEIS HEREBY GIVENthatonthe lstdayofJune,2009atthe

hour of eight-thirty A.M. at the Baker County Administration Building,

55 North 3rd Street, in Baker County, City ofMacclenny, State of Florida,

Tax Sale Certificates will be sold on the following described land to pay

the amount due for the 2008 taxes herein set opposite the same, together

with all advertising costs of sale.


Delinquent 2008 Property Tax Supplement

Published May 14, 21 and 28, 2009


Instructions on Identifying Property

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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
Pursuant to an application submitted by Fred and Carolyn
Sanford to be granted a Special Use Permit m reference to
Section 3 05 25 Horses and Ponies Section 3 05 44 Other
Animals on property located on George Hodges Road, off of
SR 121 south of Maccleny FL for the purpose of allowing a
donkey and other animals on a one (1) acre parcel located m a
residential zoning The Baker County Land Plannming Agency
will consider the request at a public hearing scheduled for
May 28, 2009, at 7'00 pm or as soon thereafter as possible,
in the County Commissioners Chambers of the Administration
Building, 55 North Third Street, Macclenny, FL On the date
above-mentioned, all interested parties may appear and be
heard with respect to the Special Use Permit request Written
comments for or against the Special Use Permit request may
be sent to the Baker County Plannmg and Zoning Department,
81 North Third Street, Macclenny FL 32063 Faxed comments
may be sent to (904)259-5057 Copies ofthe Special Use request
may be inspected m the Planning and Zoning Department by
any member of the public According to the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing special accommodations or
an interpreter to participate m this proceeding should contact
the Administration Department at (904) 259-5123 at least 48
hours prior to the time of the hearing


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Town of Glen St. Mary

Notice of Special Meeting

Mayor Juanice Padgett of the Town of Glen St. Mary,
Florida issues this public notice of a Special Meeting at
the request of the Town Attorney to be held at the Glen
St. Mary Town Hall, 10046 North Glen Avenue, Glen
St. Mary, FL on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 following the
Regular Town Meeting at 7:00 P.M. This meeting is
closed to the public and the media. Minutes of this
meeting will be disclosed at a later date.

Please contact Town Hall at 259-3777 if you have
any questions.
Donna Loadholtz Town Clerk



PUBLIC HEARING
Pursuant toan applicationsubmittedbyFrankandLmda Cohenour
to be granted a Special Exception on property located on Bobby
Sapp Road, approximately 1/2 mile east of the intersection of CR
125 S and Bobby Sapp Road in Section 13, Township 3S, Range
21, containing approximately 9 0 acres in Baker County, FL
The Baker County Land Planninmg Agency (LPA), will consider
the request at a public hearing scheduled for Thursday, May 28,
2009 at 7 01 p m in the County Commissioners chambers of the
Administration Building, 55 North Third St, Macclenny, FL
On the above mentioned date, all interested parties may appear
and be heard with respect to the Special Exception request The
purpose of the request is to be granted a Special Exception to
the Baker County Land Development Regulations in reference to
Section 3 04 10 02 2 AG 7 5 Agrcultural at 1 unit per 7 5 acres
(Family Lot Division) and Section 3 05 12 a 1 C Family Lot
Division Written comments for or against the Special Exception
may be sent to Baker County Planning Department, 81 North
Third St, Macclenny, FL 32063 Faxed comments may be sent to
(904)259-5057 Copies ofthe Special Exception may be inspected
by any member of the public m the Planning Department, address
stated above According to the Americans with Disabilities Act,
persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to
participate m this proceeding should contact the Administration
Department at (904) 259-5123 at least 48 hours prior to the time
of the hearing



NOTICE OF
PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that the proposed ordinances whose title
hereinafter appears, will be presented a public hearing to the Baker
County Board of Baker County Comnussioner's for possible adoption
on Monday, June 15, 2009, at 6 01 PM or as soon thereafter as possible,
and the Baker County Land Planning Agency wll rewew on Thursday,
May 28, 2009 at7 01 PM or as soon thereafter as possible, at the Baker
County Administration Building, 55 North Thrd Street, Macclenny,
Flonda. Copies of said ordinance may be inspected by any member of
the public m the Comnmssioner' office, address stated above. On the
above mentioned date, all interested parties may appear and be heard
with respect to the proposed ordinance which is titled as follows
ORDINANCE 2009-
AN ORDINANCE OF THE
COUNTY OF BAKER, -
FLORIDA, AMENDING ORDINANCE NO.91-1, AS Re Road
AMENDED, REGARDING

MAP OF THE ADOPTED
COMPREHENSIVE
PLAN, WITH RESPECT
TO A PARCEL OF LAND,
BEING APPROXIMATELY
1.79 ACRES IN SIZE, RELATING TO THE SMALL SCALE
DEVELOPMENT AMENDMENT PROCEDURES ESTABLISHED
IN SECTIONS 163.3215, FLORIDA STATUTES, PURSUANT
TO AN APPLICATION SUBMITTED BY NAQUIN CHITTY, AS
AGENT FOR CHURCH OF GOD BAXTER, INC.; PROVIDING
FOR A CHANGE IN LAND USE CLASSIFICATION FROM
AGRICULTURE ZONE B TO RESIDENTIAL ZONE D;
PROVIDING SEVERABILTYAND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

ORDINANCE 2009-
AN ORDINANCE OF THE COUNTY OF BAKER, FLORIDA,
REZONING 1.79 ACRES OF REAL PROPERTY OWNED BY
CHURCH OF GOD BAXTER, INC. FROM AGRICULTURE (AG
7.5) TO RESIDENTIAL (RC1); PROVIDING SEVERABILITY
AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Persons interested m commentmg on the proposed changes may appear

Street, Macclenny, Floda, 32063 Copes ofthe ordnance e available for
pbh mpeto atthe Bake Couy aPa g Depatment For additional
iformtion, please call (9204) 259 3354
NOTE: Pursuant to Secton 286 0105, Florida Statues, if any member of

thathe/se rnscbe a verbatm record ofthe proceedings, which record would
include the tesmny d evl dence upon wich the appeal is to be based
According to the Amencans with Disabilities Act, persons needmg a
special accommodation or an interpreter to participate this proceeding
should contact the A staton Department at (904) 259-3613 at least 48
hours pio to the e of the hearg


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Town of Glen St. Mary
Notice of Public Hearing

ORDINANCE NO. 2009-02
AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN
OF GLEN ST MARY, FLORIDA, RESTRICTING PARKING
OF CERTAIN VEHICLES IN THE TOWN OF GLEN ST.
MARY; PROVIDING FOR REMOVAL OF ILLEGALLY
PARKED VEHICLES; PROVIDING FOR STORAGE OF
ILLEGALLY PARKED VEHICLES; ASSIGNING LIABILITY
FOR PARKING VIOLATIONS; PROVIDING FOR NOTICE
TO BE GIVEN TO VIOLATORS; AND PROVIDING AN
EFFECTIVE DATE
This ordinance amends Ordinance 2008-03, allowing
recreational vehicles to be used for living, sleeping, or
housekeeping purposes whenparked or stored on residentially
zoned property within the Town Limits with an approved
Medical Hardship application.
Any support or objections may be heard at a public hearing
to be held at the Glen St. Mary Town Hall on Tuesday, May
19, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.
Any person with a disability requiring reasonable
accommodation in order to participate in this meeting should
call (904) 259-3777 or fax a written request to (904) 259-5464.
If you are hearing impaired and require the services of an
interpreter, please call at least one week prior to the meeting
and the Town will arrange to provide that service for you.


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District title, 23-6


mark for Lady Cats

Though the season is over for the Lady Wildcat softball team, Coach
CherylNunn's squad had an outstanding season The girls pushed deep
into the playoffs before losing in the regional finals two weeks ago to
Stanton Prep
Along the way the Lady Cats had a great run The girls went 23-6
overall and 10-2 in the district They won the district title with a 3-2
victory over host Clay County in a close contest that did the playoffs
justice
The Cats were led by two strong throwing pitchers Nunn had con-
fidence in both pitchers and they were evenly matched on the mound
Tiffany Smith was 12-3 with 88 strikeouts Cami Craig was 11-3 with
75 strikeouts
The team hit the ball well with a 294 average Ashley Holton led
the way with a 455 average and five home runs Ashley Curry hit 383
and Smith helped her defensive effort with a 318 average and five
home runs
The team's biggest offensive outing was a 19-5 slugfest over
Brooksville Central They also had an 18-3 win on the road atFemrnan-
dina and a 14-1 victory at home versus Bradford County
Coach Nunn loses six starting seniors to graduation, including her
top pitcher and top three hitters, but has a lot of material left to work
with for the coming campaign


16 of76 GED grads


turn out for ccrcmony


Sixteen of 76 GED gradu-
ates this school year attended a
graduation ceremony last month
at the Baker County Middle
School auditorium, and pictures
of the event can be picked up at
the school district's adult educa-
tion office on South Boulevard
in Macclenny during regular
business hours
It is requested that students
pick up pictures in person
Kirsty West, the Baker Coun-
ty district's Teacher of the Year,
addressed the graduates and
their families that evening, as
did School Superintendent Sher-
rie Raulerson and Garlon Webb,
who is in charge of adult ed
On hand to pick up their di-
plomas following completion
of the high school equivalency


program were Anntricia Ans-
ley, Zackery Averine, Jennifer
Bogardus, Lauren Cady, Linda
Davis, Brooke Hodges, Sarah
Kennedy, Leah Malavolti, Sherri
Mann, Tammy Morgan, Christie
Passmore, Vincent Rosamon-
da, Jacqueline Sluder, Theresa
Stoutenbroough, Jerome Suggs
and Debra Thompson
GED teachers DuWayne
Bridges, Kerry Dawley, Teresa
Greene, Judie Johnson, Gary
Taylor, Cheryl Ward and Ann
Watts were also recognized
Graduate photos are courtesy
of NEFCOM
GED preparation classes are
scheduled on a regular basis
Please call 259-0403 for more
details


FFA chapter

one of 20 in

the state voted

finest'status

TheBakerCounty High School
chapter of the Future Farmers of
America was recently selected as
one of "Florida's Finest" chap-
ters. Only 20 were chosen from
around the state and the BCHS
was the only chapter in northeast
Florida on the list.
The selection is based upon the
completion of the National Chap-
ter Award application. These
chapters have excelled in the ar-
eas of student, chapter and com-
munity development and have
worked hard to fulfill the mission
of the FFA.
One member and one advisor
from each of the chapters will
be recognized on the main stage
during the 4th General Session of
the 81st Florida FFA Convention
on Wednesday, June 10. In addi-
tion, each will represent Florida at
the national level in the National
Chapter Award program.
The BCHS program is run by
Greg Johnson and Jessica Blythe.

Charging for

on-field seats
There is a slight change this
year in the set up for the 2009
Baker County High school grad-
nation For the first time in many
years, the high school offers "on
the field" seating Each graduate
is given the opportunity to pur-
chase a pair of tickets at $20 00
each at the BCHS front office
through May 18
There is no limit on ticket
sales for general admission seat-
ing You must be 18 or older to
sit on the field Please note there
will be no standing or picture
taking in these sections There
will be a professional photogra-
pher on the field, and each gradu-
ate will receive proofs in the mail
to purchase


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Pursuant to an application submitted by Charles S Kennedy on
behalf of Erc and Katherine Kennedy to be granted a Special
Exception on property located on Woodrow Raulerson Road,
approximately 1/3 mile east of the intersection of Crews Road and
Woodrow Raulerson Road m Section 33, Township IS, Range
21, containing approximately 8 1 acres m Baker County, FL
The Baker County Land Plannmg Agency (LPA), will consider
the request at a public hearing scheduled for Thursday, May 28,
2009 at 7 01 pm m the County Commissioners chambers of the
Administration Building, 55 North Third St, Macclenny, FL
On the above mentioned date, all interested parties may appear
and be heard with respect to the Special Exception request The
purpose of the request is to be granted a Special Exception to
the Baker County Land Development Regulations m reference
to Section 3 04 10 02 2 AG 7 5 Agricultural at 1 unit per 7 5
acres (Family Lot Division) and Section 8 03 01 1 Subdivision
and Development Procedures Written comments for or against
the Special Exception may be sent to Baker County Planning
Department, 81 North Third St, Macclenny, FL 32063 Faxed
comments may be sent to (904)259-5057 Copies of the Special
Exception may be inspected by any member of the public in
the Planning Department, address stated above According to
the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special
accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding
should contact the Administration Department at (904) 259-5123
at least 48 hours prior to the time of the hearing


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GFWC meeting
The GFWC Woman's Club
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Heather Mclnnis will present
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, May 14, 2009 Page 18


Future designer to wear own creation at senior prom

Mom and I were out looking for shoes to match
Exactly whatIwanted, and we happened to come across these I couldn't
believe how perfectly they wento with the dress," said
says this spring M ward
says this S IN seniorre Since the aspiring designer hasn't yet quite mas-
red the art of sewing, she worked with her mother,
BY KELLEY LANNIGAN an experienced seamstress, to get her special dress
Press Staff put together
Seventeen-year-old Carissa Ward has long held a Mrs Ward surveyed her handiwork and nodded
dream of becoming a fashion designer That dream I 1, *,
moved a step toward reality when she recently de- she fluffed out the edge of a old a s igas
signed a dress to wear to the 2009 Baker County rluffed out the edge of afoldthatwasnotlying
High School prom this weekend quiteright
"I hae alas ed odeline andfashion I plan "Can you believe it took 18 feet of material to
to study fashion design after I graduate," she said make a gathered skirt to fit around these little hips?"
The rising senior plans to model as well as design she asked
clothing She is tall and very slender Herfacial fea The skint stands out from the body because of
tures are symmetrical and she has large eyes all a crinoline made from a combination of netting in
desirable traits for the runway and the pages of fash- two sizes About eight inches of the crinoline show
ion magazines beyond the hem of the skirt as part of the over-all
I've got designs going in my head all the time desigJ
and I do my best to get them onto paper," she said 'I'm a fan of the designer Betsy Johnson," said
Ms Wardhasbeenthinking aboutherpronm dress Ms Ward Herlinefeatures a lot of formal dresses
design for some time She knec she canted it to re- is length
flect her personality in a special cal and be som earnst Ms Ward's fair skin and dark hair, the
hin e unique that not eerone else would hae dress makes a bold statement while remaining very
dung unqu tha no es Ie on e mil bas
"Since I want to be a fashion designer, I figured it ferauine
was lime to get started, she said After she graduates from BCHS, Ms Ward plans
The design was inspiredin part by a costume she to attend junior college locally for two years then
had worn on another occasion She liked its close transfer to The International Academy of Design
fitting, gathered bodice She also loved the look of a entu-
ballerina's tutu, so she decided to combine elements I I Teen
from both Vogue
less, the ballerina skint a vibrant peacock blue Models and Talent Agency and recently received
"I have always lovedpeacock feathers andknew favorable reviews when she attended the Southeast
I wanted to use them somehow for my dress," said Modeling and Talent Search in Valdosta, Ga She
Ms Ward also hopes to pursue acting
A trio of peacock feathers attached to a decora- "There are so many things I want to do," she
tive bead was made into a brooch, and became the said
dresses single, eye-catching decoration For now, the prom this Friday night at the Jack-
Ms Ward modeled the completed ensemble re- sonville Omni is the main event
cently for her mother Cheryl She added sling-back "I love my dress and I'm looking forward to
high heeled sandals in two shades of blue as well wearing it at the promn said Ms Ward "It turned
as a hair decoration, also fashioned from peacock out exactly the way I wanted I couldn't have done it
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