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Title: The Baker County press
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Creator: Baker County Press
Publisher: Tate Powell
Place of Publication: Macclenny Fla
Publication Date: June 4, 2009
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80th Year, Vol. 7 Winner of 8 State awards for journalism excellence in 2008

"Reality Check" attended

by local businessmen,

Life for Haleigh's

family moves back

toward 'normalcy'
reorter@bakercountvoress com

A Most five months af
ter Haleigh Cummings
disappeared from her
father's Satsuma, FL residence,

waveof national andworldwide
media attention that descended
on the small Putnam County
communi ass the Eebruary 10

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1 1 1 -1 Besides
ii, ii every
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returning to her job as a school
bus driver for the remainder
of the school year. Ms. Shef
field returned to her duties as
a housewife and mother to a 1i-
ii who is now
raising a lo year-old girl said
having her eldest daughter
close makes things easier for

outside to play. We can each
help each other with the chil-
dren," she said
Getting back to living their

Marie Griffis the day after Haleigh
Cummings disappeared from her
father's Satsuma home.
everyday lives, however, doesn't
mean giving up hope for Ha-

in Baker Countythat knowpeo-
pie in Putnam. If anybody sees
or hears anything, please report
it to the proper authorities, es
i i ,i n see Haleigh,"
Ms. Sheffield's MySpace.
corn Web site displays a per

you to the moon and stars and

the spotlight on Haleigh's case
to diminish after fresh tips be
gan tapenng off. She said the
Putnman County Sheriffs Of
fiee eonfired that's opage4rd
See page4ii

Glen refunds $20K

in mediation pact
edtor@bakecountypress corn
The Town of Glen St. Mary The number was based on the
settled a lawsuit by a disgrun number of rental units initially
tied commercial developer out partitioned in the building.
of court last month, agreeing to Savage initially sued on the
a $20,000 payment that essen basis that one meter was re
tally reimburses the plimntiff quiredbythetowi's ordinance,
for utility connection fees paid which was later amended to
backing 2oo6. include commercial proper
mediation agreement approved
4 1 by the five member town Savage is owned by Mary
( 1 1 1 Jean Smith, whose husband
Si i ii Bill instigated the lawsuit that
age Enterprises of Margaretta also sought to set aside Glen St.
that it will retain seven water Mary's decision to bring both
meters on its US 90 property, council members and employ
ees under Flonda's retirement
system. Savage agreed to drop
that claim as part of the medi-
Juror IS ated agreement.
MrJ ,i i Mir
his att i i
questioned Starke that the action violated a
q uesti oneu state statute preventing boards
from approving measures that
by j benefitthem. Thetownwas rep-
resentedbyits retained counsel,
y See page 4 ,


will file for


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More FCAT scores released...

6th graders post a 15-point jump in math

The reading and
mathematics Florida
Comprehensive As- 7
sessment Test (FCAT)
was first adminis
tered to grades three
through 10 in 2001
and the results from
the initial testing con
tune to serve as the
benchmark for long-
term comparisons
of student academic
progress with state 4
standards. The science
FCAT was first given
to fifth, eighth and
tenth graders in 2oo3,
with the high school
test moving to elev
enth grade in 2005.
Scores range 1-5 and
represent the level of -
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Irate landowner accused of

leveling threats at planner
JOELADDINGTON restrictions were approved,
NEWS EDITOR S he wouldn't be able to make
prbakecouypscom enough money to cover his
It's rare for law enforce- -,"he
ment to be present during said "I'lllose myhouse."
public meetings concerning Mr. i called the
land development regulations county May 26 and
but it became necessary June made the alleged threat while
I after local landowner James speaking to another county
i employee, Ann Yarborough,
according a police reportwrit
Director Ed Preston five days ten by Deputy William Star
before. r ifd o- 11
A sheriff's deputy ac- i
companies Mr. Slattery that b 1 1 ii
evening to a workshop about Jm s, I a I I
restricting the use of the 1 i-i
county's homestead division i i"'
rule, which permits the diviw ,
ston and sale of multiple lots Mr Preston reported the
without building roads or fil- incident for documentation
mg surveys andplans withthe purposes but didn't want to
county. anger Mr. Slattery by involve
The 48 year old Glen St. Ti.
Mary resident was the most JamesSlatteryat the meetingMondaynight
vocal attendee of the meeting
andopposedthechanges. ,
Mr. Slattery said he borrowed $175,000 using
his house as collateral to buy about So surround- I, g ,' '
ing acres on Crews Road, and if the proposed Seepage4,

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fire tax to


at $3 per

When tax bills go out in
November, property owners
outside of Macclenny will see a

tion taken by the Baker County
CommissionJune 2.
The special assessment for
fire protection services began
at $25 annually for single fam-
ily homes in 1988 as a means of
dm r,-tes, said
county attorney Terry Brown.
With the drop in the cost of
insurance, he said most prop

sessment was increased a few
years later to $27.50 for resit-
dential properties and will now
be $30.50.
Commercial structures will
see a similar $3 increase. For
instance, those measuring less
than 5000 square feet will go
from $110o to $113.
The assessment helps fund
the almost entirely volunteer
fire department with Fire Chief
Richard Dolan as the only full
time firefighter employedbythe
county. But the revenue gener-
ated accounts for less than half
the department's budget, said
CountyManager Joe Cone.
The remainder is covered by
money from the county's gen
eral fund, which is fed by other
property taxes, gas taxes and
sales taxes.
Commissioners contend the
fire assessment increase was
warranted because the rate had
remained the same for roughly
two decades while the cost for
equipment, fuel and training
has increased exponentially.
A proposal to put a similar
assessment onpropertytax bills
for emergency medical services
(EMS) was favored by only two
on the board Alex Robinson
and Gordon Crews however
Both said the annual tax,
proposed at $20 per residence
and $50 for businesses under
5000 square feet, was small
enough not to significantly im-

Mr. Crews, who works at the
Fraser Memorial emergency

Like the fire department,
EMS is subsidized by the gen
eral fund to meet its $960,o00

ey's for?" asked Commissioner
Mike Gnffis
He said he wouldn't vote for
the new assessment unless not
doing so would threaten exist-

agreed Commissioner Mark
Although the board didn't
approve a resolution setting the
assessment rate, itunammously
passed an ordinance establish-
ing the authorityto do so in the
See page 11i

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Letters are welcome, but must contain the signature of the writer, a telephone number and city of residence By phone at 904 259 2400 or by fax at 904 259 6502 You can stop by our office located at 104 S Fifth Street,
Letters must reflect opinions and statements on issues of current interest to the general public Macclenny, FL or mal your submission to PO Box 598, Macclenny, FL32063
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Why do FCAT scores

trend downward at

higher grade levels?

IMPRESSIONS tht'- a word.
So, how should we (espe-
Jim McGauley cially "we" in the newspaper
Scanning the latest FCAT business where reading skills
scores always leaves me with
the same sensation: there a in neighboring counties) tat
lot ofmevingparts. neibo ountie, t
You'll notice on this page m 7 miht be, but
weighs in on the FeAT from a Do theyjust not care about
teacher's perspective and he, the FCAT or how they do on
like many others I've known it? Or how it reflects on their
over the years, oozes festra- school, and on the school dis-

testing has done to classroom privatelythat hasbecomea big
instruction, problem.
One must now "teach the Do adverse cultural influ-
testtotheexclusionofalotof ences (coming from homes
other material teachers used education is not valued,
to cover, for instance) and other dis-
to e. tEt 1. .t I dont tractions(theoppositesex,the
I. I trens desire to be "accepted" by oth-
that develop as students make ers, etc.) take precedence over
their way toward Memo- doingwellatschool?
rial Stadium and graduation Do these adverse factors
I .....1. I 1 1 .
percentage of students doing ... .
I .i1 1 Are kids simply bored with
cellar, school because teachers aren't
Case in point: Baker High .. ... ....
tenth graders lost four per- ... .

level. Just above one-quarter conversations? Have teachers
(27 percent) did so on the lat- become unimaginative and
est FCAT, down from 31 per- robot-like because FCAT is
centin 2oo8. now the "end-all" in gauging
We're losing ground. performance?
In math, the same students Granules of truth can be
posted a four percent gain and plucked from each ofthese
now roughly two-thirds test From the standpoint of a
out at grade level. Ninth grad- private business that (here I
ers pulled up a bit and now 41 loudly clear my throat) de-
percent readat grade level. pends largely on a customer
Eleventh graders one base that knows how to read,

two-thirds ofthem don'treach ... ..
grade levels in science and and worse news for them.
that's down 2 percent from andworsenewsforthem.
2008. i. T: J. I
W e'll give a little leeway .u1 i1 1 t a p y .
there; most of us aren t scien- running businesses that pay
tists. But reading? taxes to help support schools,
Maybe you cant tell us thoseofusdependentinmany
much about why an apple cases on local graduates to
drops downward from a tree, help us do what we do to stay
or how fast it drops. Butyou'd i
better be prepared to read the ans something.
means something'.

No regard for others...
Dear Editor: cowardly, disrespectful to others,
I live off Ponderosa Trail in and have no respect for them-
Glen St. Mary, and some of the selves.
people who live i the neighbor- They let their dogs roam to
hood have no respect for anyone, trash other people's yards and
They scream and holler at kill their animals. Apparently
people walking on the road, and having no respect for life runs in
tryto start fights. When one tnes their families

to themselves.
i ,1 i i i i i Christine Adams
They are selfish, two-faced, Glen St Mary

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FCAT douses classroom spark

This is one of rare serious things they love to teach-
columns and I should title it ing he test. There, I said
Why I like the FCAT/ Why I lY DE OF It. Fror 1 i
hate the FCAT. n to the i '
As you know, the FCAT THE MATTER about the FCAT. It's all FCAT
scores will soon be out and all the time in classes where
there is much trepidation and ROBERT GERARD the skills needed to succeed,
gnashing of teeth at good old or survive the test have to be
BCHS and elsewhere around taught.
i I i i i I i I 'd to the Media
i I I ,i i, ,i ,i i, seven or eight
ally do a pretty good job of mincimng my words, years. I wasn't very good at it, hence the move
But I'm tired of it, so here's a look at what I to something I was good at, but I remember
like about the test and what I don't like. well that I liked a lot of what I did.
V What I like about the FCAT: nothing. In a year I taught my loth grade class The
Okay, maybethat's little harsh. There are Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Alas Baby-
one or two things Ilike about it. I tolerate the . , i 1 1 1 1I
Ill II I I ':i I I I tabloid based on the bizarre stories from su
testing. It was supposed to foster a climate of permarket newspapers, read short stones and
change and bnng in sweeping improvements poems, did grammar and lots of other stuff.
Ii 1 1 i I II i A nd I 1 i ii i ii
1 I I I 1i ii i i I1 cohorts i i i i ii
what we needed to improve in the classroom. Norman (my wife) and Barbara Ritchey, the
Werewe actuallyteachmgwhatweweresup- English teachers who were really good at
posed to be teaching andif not, the test was to theirjob.
demonstratewhatwe neededtodotoimprove Today, a loth grade teacher does FCAT and
so that kids could learn and grow. is lucky to sandwichin a novel or two. Before
I I I i III the FCAT, my wife would come home en-
I II II II I thused and energetic. Now she comes home
I II I I I beaten down and depressed most days from
S i , , i i being a number cruncher and bean counter.
dayteaching and learning in every classroom She feels like a failure.
II II I II I am convinced students learned more
I I I I I I before the FCAT. That's not to say that they
devil we knowbest is the FCAT. haven't become better performing students
V What I hate about the FCAT (hate is a I I I I I I i I
strongwordsolet'sjustsay "dislike"): i i i , , i
Remember the climate of change? It killing the liberal arts that have been the key
changed alright, to American education over the past 200
It changed from teachers teaching the years.

A cycad with 'remarkab
I ran into Dr. Kyle Brown last that sago palms are no
week at a wild game supper at his TH E BA CK plants called cycads, a
church. He sat down at the table on earth.
across from me, his plate bnm- ... P fO U Theplants are disti
ming with fried quail and barbe- t IR CH cone like sections bee
cuedvenison. Kelley annian which one is which. A
I've gotten to know the re- Kelley Lannigan canreachseveralfeet
tired botanist ,
well enough to
sense when he
has something i ri i
he wants to tell a mr
me. anatoelical features.
llI' 1 1 T iTheysay apicturepar

unusual plant
you should go
see. It's in your

Since Dr.
Brwn learned of my personal interest in plants KLL I
couple of years ago, he has alerted me from time
to time about interesting specunmens growing and Above is a norm
i i 1 i male cycad.
I I Atrightisthe
that's possessed of a rather remarkable mutation mutated cycad.
SI ' 'i "he
My interest was piqued. I quicklyforgot the remaining venison on

took place on Dr. Brown's property last year. That's when I learned

Some would say that it needs to be killed
and that education has to change to prepare
students for life in the 21st Century. But I
can't see that the FCAT is the answer. It may
be the linking the evolutionary chain that leads
to something better, but itis far from the solu-
One of the problems is that students in
grades taking the test are absolutely convinced
that school is overwhen the testis over. I can't
tell you how many times students look at my
wife in amazement after the FCAT is finished

With two and a half months to go it's hard to
convince kids that school is still in operation.
That s what comes with the state putting
the emphasis upon a single method of as
sessment It puts so much pressure on every
aspect of school life that children have been
known to throwup before the test or look atit
and put their heads down on the desk. Teach-
ers and administrators bite their nails to the
quick on the week the scores come out.
I'm all for accountability, but lets base it
upon more measurable standards. Test each
student the week they enter their English,
math or science class and then test them on
the week they leave. Then determine their
amount of progress within that class. If they
haven't received adequate yearly progress,
remediate them. Don't rely upon a testing
instrument that doesn't take into account the
i1 i I 1 1 1 1 i 1 I 11
class for as much as nine months prior to the
There. Now I have climbed down off my
soap box and am prepared to enjoy my sum
mer before the FCAT wornes begin again in
the fall.

le' features
ot true palm trees at all, but belong to a group of
among the most ancient seed beanng organisms
nctly male and female and when their flowenng
ome visible in the spnng, there is no mistaking
normal male cycad produces a single cone that

I pulled out my camera and shot these photos.
nts a thousand words.


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Allege threats by

irate landowner

< From page 1

Deputy Starling reached Mr.
Slattery by phone May 28 to
discuss the alleged threat. The
officer said he denied directly
threatening Mr. Preston, but
admitted he'd gotten angry and
made regrettable statements.
He pledged to apologize to the
planning director, though that
hadn't occurred as of June 2, Mr.
Preston said.
"An employee of this county
should not have to work under
threat," Commissioner Mike
Gnffis said during the workshop,
where Mr. Slattery's circum-
stances were discussed at length
County commissioners, LPA
board members and county staff
advisedthe Riverbend Road resi
dent about multiple strategies he

<< From page 1
Joel Foreman of Lake City.
Mr. Foreman this week con
firmed the settlement and said
he awaited a notice of dismissal
from the plaintiff. A transcript of
1- 1 t-t-- --
released as public records when
The cash award was intended
to reimburse Mr. Smith for the
connect fees, plus nominal inter-
Mr. Smith said during a tele-
phone interview June I the me-
tering scheme at his building is
still askew, noting that a pawn
shop tenant is responsible for
two utilitybills from Glen though
he has but one toilet and one
azy. If there's just
one tenant in that area, there
should be just one water bill," he
Commissioner Woody Crews
dissented on the approval vote,
arguing the town's position
was solid enough he believed it
should go to trial, a strategy Mr.
Foreman advised was akin to
"1 1, 1 .. i i did
not get Mr. Brown's estimated
$8ooo in attorney fees in the

could pursue with his land out-
side of the homestead division
Mr. Griffis also told lhim com
missioners would ultimately
decide the fate of the proposed
changes, not Mr. Preston or other
"If all else fails, come to this
board," said Mr. Griffis. "We
won't let you starve."
Mr. Slatterylefi the room once,
returned and then left again be
fore the workshop concluded. As
he made the final exit, Mr. Slat-
tery said, "I'm gog to make sure
my family stays in their house.
That's all I have to say."

Seeks to toss verdict

The lawyer who represented
convicted husband killer Mel
oney Jackson last month said
this week he 1wll file a motion
to set aside the May 16 verdict
because one of the jurors had a
romantic relationship with the
defendant's oldest son.
Following a 20-minute ses
sion the afternoon of May 29
during which public defender
George Nelson, Ms. Jackson's
counsel, questioned juror
Amanda Danmels of Macclenny,

the motion. The state has until
July 6 to respond, and a hearing
was set for July 20.
Mr. Nelson sought the in
terview before the judge after
learning that Ms. Daniels left
the courtroom that night hold
ing hands with James Wallace,

Haleigh's family...
< From page 1

S-t. t 1---. 1 1 -l

slip up and talk about it.
"They figure maybe if it dies down, whoever did this will take more

Despite that direction, she wants to keep Haleigh's story in public
"I would rather have the media keep it out there because I don't

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Ms. Jackson's sonbya marriage
before Kevin Jackson, who she
was convicted of killing by mul
tiple gunshots in March, 2oo8.
A state attorney investigator
also said in a subsequent af

son from the courtroom that
she made a statement refer-
nng to Mr. Wallace's relation
s' i 1 1 1
defendant's mother who also
attended Friday's hearing but
was not queried.
The hearing was closed to
the public, but one source who
requested anonymity said Ms.
Darnels under repeated ques
tiomng by Mr. Nelson denied
she was aware that Ms. Jackson
was her boyfriend's mother.

S News & Value

in June 9 -
July 17
Glen St. Mary,

News & Value
to one place

Starling reunion
All friends and family of the
late Abraham B Starling and
Frances Griffis Starling are in-
vited to attend the family reunion
on June 7 at the Lake Butlffer
Community Center
Lunch will be served at 1'00
pm; each family is asked to bring
a covered dish For more ifor-
mation call Nadine Thornton at
904-964-6608 or Eleanor Lyons
at 259-2622
......... .(..A .*.. ...
Deadline Monday at 5:00
: q ^^ .g^gC .ry X sE

Odis Yarborough Road will he closed to thru
traffic starting on June 4,2009 for duration of
construction improvements for Odis Yarborough
Rd. and St. Mary's Shoals Park.


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11 ,i .... Macclenny 259-6702
US Hwy. 90 West, Glen St. Mary 653-4401
100 S. Lima Street, Baldwin 266-1041

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The workshop group comprised of government officials and others related to the real estate business.

County officials moving closer to

tightening 'homestead' divisions
JOELADDINGTON if there's more than one lot that Officials were confident that
NEWSEDITOR doesn't front a pavedroad. m h number and rate
reporter@bakercotuypess com "It's gottoholdup afire truck," i i divisions and re
Mr. Preston said of the proposed quirng that the parent tract is
Local officials this week con private, stabilized easements to homesteaded would make the
tinued refining changes to the get to and from lots developed provision unattractive to out-of
county's homestead division using the homestead division town developers or local ones at
provision that many say was de provision, tempting to develop substandard
signed to help agricultural land Alterations to the provi- subdivisions.
owners in tough financial times, sion have been discussed by a "We're creating a standard
but has been abused in recent task force that began meeting where there was no standard,"
years to create de fact subdivi- on the matter more than a year summanzedCommissioner Gor
sIons lackmg paved roads, drain- 1 r 1 1 don Cres.
i The proposed changes will
Si first be considered by the LPA,
to the local landowner and less county commission chairman which will make a recommenda-
fiendlyto a developer fhatneeds Mike Grffis. -
Thetaskforcespentconsider- I I 11 I 1I1
; abletimedeterming a standard i t- tl 1 tt-
Ed Preston explained to a group for roads that connect lots carved 1i ,i "declared
made up of more than a dozen from larger tracts using the pro- Commissioner Gnffis.

representatives from the Lo
cal Planning Agency (LPA), the
Baker County Commissson and
the real estate business.
They convened June i for a
workshop to discuss proposed
changes to the homestead divi-
sion provision, which today al

provements when dividing and
selling land.
Property holders can do so as
long as they don't sell more two,
2.5- acre lots per year and meet
specific guidelines like having
a homesteaded property some
where in the county, meeting
zoning requirements and own-
ing the parent tract for at least
By the end of the almost two-
hour workshop, a consensus
developed to cap the number of
such lots at eight, limit the rate
of divisions to two in a two year
period, require the parent tract
be homesteaded for four years
and require road stabilization

City could


limits to

The Macclenny City Com-
mission is set to consider a new
proposal for further regulating
temporary business sales like
those at local credit unions dur-
ing a regular meeting June 9.
The measure limits local bus-
nesses to hosting two auto sales
per year and three "other" tem-
porary sales for non-auto mer-
chandise like tractors or boats.
Vacant properties would be
restricted to hosting only one off
site sale per year, however.
The latest changes would also
lower the $300 per day permit
fee for local businesses to $25 per
day and include definitions to dif
ferentiate between hawkers, ped-
dlers and temporary businesses.
The city already regulates off
site sales by restricting out-of
town dealers to once such event
each year.
City officials first proposed
more than three months ago to
regulate such sales by limiting
any given location to one sale per
year per category of merchan-
But local credit unions as well
as most members of the Cham-
her of Commerce voiced opposi-
tion to that plan and city officials
compromised dunng workshop
June 1 on a new, less restrictive
proposal they hope will benefit
local dealers without harming lo-
cal lenders.

vision, so that emergency ve
hides will be able to access those
bu i
Gnffis said.
The group also discussed
requiring disclaimers on prop-
erty deeds to ensure buyers of
homestead division lots know

roads in the future.
Mr. Preston said the county
already spends about a million
dollars a year to maintam its dort

Energy assistance
The Northeast Florida Com-
munity Action Agency satellite
office in Sanderson is now seeing
customers for the low energy as
distance program at Sanderson
Elementary Center June 8 from
10:o00 am until 3 :oo pm.
Please call 259 4481, eten-
slon 26 or 27, for an appoint

Library closing
The Emily Taber Library in
Macclenny 11ll be closed June 11
through June 13 due to construc-
tion. It will re open for regular
hours onJune 15.


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42 months for crack sale

Defendant sold to undercover agent at 'juke'
A Sanderson man nabbed on a In other cases: health treatment.
S, i y i One year on house arrest and d Joshua Giddens will be on
,ii I a year on probation in the case drug probation i8 months in
gust of last year was sentenced of Elliott Miller, who pleaded to return for his plea to obtaining
May 29 to 42 months in state felony driving on a license that medicine by fraud, as will Ve
pnrisonandfined $5oo. had been revoked because he is ronica Manning, who pleaded
Mardy Darnels, 22, --1--1 -f--- to resisting police with violence,
entered a plea dunng a I misdemeanor manjuana posses-
circuit court session de- in Marion sion and disorderly conduct.
I' I I i I 1 1 William Graham of Sander

n en- I I
Nilon of Gaiesville al- tered a plea last week to child and animal neglect counts.
lowed 167 days credit purchase of controlled Mr. Graham, 48, was arrested
for time served, and the drugs and will be on for maintaining a residence off
state reduced a second- house arrest two years, Seminole Lane in squalid condi
1 11 11 i bons after police served a search
S i i i I i warrant in September, 2008.
out violence. | t |ion. There they found rooms lit-
Mr Danels has ap MardyDanls Liza Villearreal was tered with animal waste piled
or criminal record that placed on drug offender several inches high, dead and
weighedmintothesentencelength, probation 18 months in return malnourished animals, and a
ad it includes convictions for for her lea t ale and 1 t 1--

sexual assault and obstructing sion of controlled drugs and
police. misdemeanor driving on a sus
The sole other defendant mer- pended license.
'i this week was Steven Guthrie drew a two
Si 1 20, of Glen St. year drug offender probation
V 1 T1 11 ,, and 5o hours of community ser
1 vice after pleading to obtaining
drugsandpossessionofprescrip- i --i -f I
tion medication.
Mr. Golden was picked up by probation 18 months for the
a county deputy in October of same offense.
last year, and was found to have
nearly 6o prescnption pills inhis .
possessionwhentakentocounty i i
jail. counts of sale of manjuana and
Judge Nilon ordered a two- possession with intent to sell.
year pnson term for each charge The sentence requires he take
andtheywll runconcurrently. parenting classes and mental

were two children hyliving at the
address, along withMr. Graham's
1 i 11 be on
probation two years and do 5o
hours of community service in
return for her plea to felony de
S 11 dealer
i, i 11 i 1 1 prop
County jail sentences of
90 days were ordered for Foye
Crews for obtaining medication
byfraud, and six months for lTer
rance Johnson, who pleaded to
possession of controlled drugs
with intent to sell.

'Nuisance dogs' damage pipes

under house; city sends warnir

Anita Gerson of Macclenny is used to be-
ing annoyed by her neighbor's three barking
dogs. Butthat nuisancewas compounded the
mormng of May 28 when the animals came
into her yard and busted a water pipe under
the house.
"I'm still shook up about it," said the 81
year-old widow about six hours after she
awoke that morning to two pit bulls and a
daschund barking and causing commotion

shortly before 7:oo am and saw one of the
dogs m her yard. She called the City of Mac-
clenny's emergency number, but couldn't

By the time authorities arrived, she said the pets
had been gathered back into the fenced yard at 149

city employee.
Ms. Gerson then called a plumber, who fixed the
pipe and left behind a $110 bill. She said her neigh-
bor and presumably the dogs' owner, David Valen-
tine, agreed to paythe bill.
The city's ammal control officer wasn't available
the day of the incident and Baker County animal
control responded that morning instead.

a male and a female.
"I've had the female in the pound two or three
times and I've had the male at least once," she said.
Officials were investigating if the pets were in-
volved in the death of three cats killed earlier in
the week in the same area, said Joy Chapman of
Macclenny code enforcement. The cats' owner was

Driver had 7 suspensions

Deputies arrested a White

cense suspensions at least four
of them for drunk driving.
Deputy Brad Dougherty said
he stopped a 1999 Buicktraveling
westbound and trailing smoke at
a speed of 20 mph near Sand
erson about 4:5o am on June 1.
He noted that the driver, Charles
Osteen, 48, changed places with
passenger Sharon Baker, 61, of
Lakeland, FL after the vehicle
Mr. Osteen denied doing so,
and the officer noted he emitted
an odor of alcohol but did not ap-
pear impaired. A computer check
confirmed the prior suspensions
and the driver was arrested as an
habitual offender.
Police added a charge of crime
final mischief after Mr. Osteen
kicked out a rear window of a

the suspect to jail.

I 1 1

43, of Macclenny was charged
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and into Baker Beverage about
7: 00 pmonMay29.
Deputy Dougherty said he
conducted the stop with the
knowledge that Mr. Lee did not
have a valid license. It had been
suspended 11 times
In other arrests:
noon of May 28 for disorderly
intoxication and resisting arrest
for refusing to give his name.
Sgt. Thomas Dyal was called
to the office of attorney Hugh
Fish on South 5th in Macclenny
because Mr. Mathews was beg
going for money
In warrant based arrests,
Janet Downs, 50, of Jacksonville
was taken into custody following
a suspicious person call at a resi
dence off SR 121 north the mlorn

ing of May 28.
M s I I I I
County for failure to appear in
court in 2008 She had been
sleeping that morning near a
residence, then in her car, and
told the officer she had been in a
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culprits, she said.

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SMatthewSigersherbrotherMar- evemningofMay30afterhe'dbeen
na rso nage a def nc1nt ch rchn .... in Mette 30, struck her in the drinking.
parsonage at defunct church s wife's head into a wall while back of the head causing her to Mr. Harper denied the push
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127 maybe injeopardy due to the
dissolution of the Church of God
in Baxter and the zoning problem
it created.
The land is zoned for one
dwelling per 7.5 acres. But
churches are permitted all zon
ing categories and the parsonage
was considered part of the now
defunct church when it was built
,1 1 1 :ated

"When it was a church, it was
allowed," explained county Plan-
ning Director Ed Preston dur
ing the Land Planning Agency's

The matter was brought be-
fore the LPA's governing board
in the form of a request torezone
the propertyto one unit per acre.
The change was sought by the
parent Church of God in Orlan-
do, which gained ownership of
the landwhen the Baxter branch
The church was represented

heanng. He argued the parson-
age was established legally and
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pens when the church is no lon-
loophole in the
county's rules," said Mr. Fish.
His client is attempting to sell
the home, but the buyer cannot
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and was divided without respect
to subdivision rules.
Despite the latterviolation, the

now that regulations are more
stringently enforced, the prop
erty isn't eligible for newpermits,

which would be necessaryfor any
construction like a room addition
or pool.

The LPA's four board mem-
bers (Jack Baker was absent from
the meeting) were divided on the
rezomng request.
Chairman C.J. Thompson
said he'd favor granting a special
exception for the property -es-
sentially making it eligible for
building permits in the future
instead of rezomningitto a den

tach any number of conditions
to a special exception approval.
With a zoning change, they do
not have that power.
But by going to one unit per
acre, Mr. Preston said surround-

zoning. That could eventually
lead to a high density residential
area abutting alow density resi
dental area, which zoning codes

about the request.
Others on the board members

i i nty issues a

have resulted in a tie vote of the
board, which Mr. Preston said
would translate to a denial of the
rezomng request. Such an out
come dictates a six-month wait
before Mr. Fish could file a new
"I'n t n r
m inds, 'iii i ,iii I e
Rather than take his chances
with a formal vote, the attorney
opted to withdraw the rezon

ing request. Mr. Fish has since
submitted an special exception
application, which will likely be
heard at the LPA's next meeting.
In other business, the board
considered three other special
exception requests, taking the
following actions:
Denied a request from
Fred and Carolyn Sanford to
keep a donkey, turkeys and goats
on their George Hodges Road
property about a mile west of SR
Two residents from the neigh-
borhood spoke in opposition to
the exception, namely due to
the smell it would perpetuate.
The matter is set to go before
the county's Code Enforcement
Board next week.
The applicants did not attend
the meeting.
Granted a request from
Frank and Linda Cohenour for
familylot to be divided off a nine
acre parcel on the north side of
Bobby Sapp Road between CR
121 and CR 125.
The couple lives on a con
tiguous one acre lot and is not
eligible for the family lot provin
sion because the nine acre tract
rsn't homesteaded and the width
of the proposed family lot was
30 feet below the minimum re-
n Granted Eric and Kath
enne Kennedy can now divide
a two acre family lot from their
7.5-acre tract in the Longbranch
Farms subdivision off Crews
Road north ofCR 125. The couple
lives on the parent parcel and in-
tends to use the additional lot for
a new home for Mr. Kennedy's
"I'm fully retired," said the
grandfather, Steve Kennedy, the
former chief administrator at
Northeast Florida State Hospital.
"My only job is grandkids."
The board limited the appli-
cants to no more than one family
lot, however.

ter the afternoon of May25.
After Deputy Jerald Peterson
arrested Derek Halle, 28, of N.
Clinton Rd. for domestic battery,
he searched the suspect's truck
and found two syringes and two
spoons commonly used to inject
illegal drugs on the back floor
The officer said Mr. Halle
answered yes when asked ifhe

His wife, 26-year-old Chns-
tina Mette, reported Mr. Halle
grabbed her by the hair before
attempting to push her against
the wall and then threw a drink-
1 i l1 i i 1 1 l1i

Deputy Peterson said the sus-
pect neither admitted nor denied
the allegations. Mr. Halle also
faces a charge for possession of
narcotics equipment. Both it and
the battery charge are misde-
The Department of Children
and Familiannhes was notified of the
incident due to the presence of
the child.
In other reports:
Four children were present
at the Deerwood Circle address
of another domestic battery case
reported the afternoon of May
25, though they were said to be
outside during the altercation.
Eugmina Goodwin told Deputy

ents' residence in the northeast
Macclenny trailer park about
Mr. Mette advised the officer
he had a strictly verbal alterca
tion with the sister until asked
if he'd hit her. Then he stated he
only pushed her head away from
him, according to Deputy Sigers'
Parents Melvin and Kathy
Mette said their son pushed the
daughter in the head and then
she pushed back. The deputy
said neither would say if she was
knocked to the floor.
Marvin Mette was then ar-

the suspect's ex-wife, Tiffany
Kelly, 31, of the same address on
E. Confederate Drive, reported
that he forced her out the front
door and threw a cell phone into
her back during an argument the

though the officer took photo-
graphs of injuries to Ms. Kelly's
wrist, knee and the center of her
back. he suspectwas escorted to
his father's home and released.
Deputy Dawson said the victim
stated she'd collect her things
and leave the residence.
Charges for violating a do-
mestic violence injunction and
for violating a no-contact order
were forwardedto the state attor-
ney's office on May 30-31 in two
separate cases.
Laune Lee, 31, of Jacksonville
faces the latter charge for text-
messaging Jason Bryd. 39, of
Macclenny about noon on May
Reese Estep, 31, of Glen St.
Mary allegedly violated the do-
mestic violence injunction by
calling his wife, Brandi Estep,

while she was there about 8:30
pm May31.

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determinedamountofcashfrom several offices, and tampered game.
two vending machines appears to unsuccessfully with a floor safe. Entrywas through a bathroom
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Police scoured the area for a vending machine there and at taken from the living room and a
fmgerpnnts and other clues after 1 1 bedroom. Value was $430.
being notifiedbyPnncipal John- i i i i Ms. Jones named two sus-
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Convicted felon likely

suspect in two robberies
A convicted felon sent off to Newports. when the bandit ordered him
prison for robbing a gas station/ Deputy Patrick McGauley said outdoors to the rear of the store,
convenience store in 2003 is a K-9 search team from Baker andthe suspectthenfledonfoot.
suspected this week of commit Correctional picked up a scent Police found where he crossed a
ting the same cnme at two Mac- behind the store and followed it ditch atop a large drain pipe, and
cenny area stores in less than southwest to near the suspect's appears to have lost his balance
one month home. There officers found him there. Several currencybills were
The sheriffs department said standing in the roadway weanng found nearby and are believed to
a product code on a package of a tank top and sweat pants, be from the store.
Newport cigarettes taken dunng He denied knowledge of the Similar to a Sunday morning
the morn robbery. holdup at the Quick N Handy
ing robbery The suspect and another oc- storeonSR121north onMayo,
of the Kan cupant gave officers permission a video depicts the robber using
garoo Store to search the residence, which a cloth while opening the door to
on US 9o welded the pack of cigarettes avoidleavingfingerpnnts
across from i i i i lThesuspectthat morning con
the county I I i I I fronted the clerk and a customer
courthouse i i before fleeing on foot. A canine
was key in i i i search failed to find a tracking
tying it to Crewslaterthatdaydetermined scent.
Deangelo the code on the cigarette pack TheQuick-N Handyhest net
Thomas, 29, matched other Newports in the ted about $250.
who has a Kangaroo inventory, but did not Mr. Deangelo was released
Raiford, FL Deangelo Thomas match those in the Waldo store i ,
address but where the suspect said he pur- ,,
apparently resides on chasedthem. serving five years of an eight
Macclenny. Police also believe a surveil- year sentence for numerous of
S lance tape at Kangaroo reveals 1 1 i1 1 11 r
,' a suspect closely resembling I , ,,
a white piece of clothing entered Mr. Thomas in stature and vocal Sixth St. in Macclenny in June of
the storejust after 7:00 demand- inflection, though Deputy Me- 2002.
ing money and cigarettes. He Gauley noted the audio portion His cnminal recorddatesback
was armed with a black semi -H- .. .tt -i to when he was a juvenile, and
automatic pistol and fled with i ,I I includes convictions for selling
$172 from the register and the The clerk said he resisted drugs andgrand theft.

Burglary, battery arrest

Suspect also resisted county deputy

An ex boyfriend was jailed on
multiple charges the morning of
1 11 11 1 1

Circle, then went to the home of
his ex girlfriend where he was
involved in a fracas.
Anthony Moore, 38, who ex-
girlfriend Leslie Starling said is
1 -1- -- -l -_1- .- 1 1

belonging to Winston Williams
about midnight. He then went
to her nearby residence and at-
tempted to gain entry through
a window, but was thwarted by
Ms. Starling and her sister Nicole
Mr. Moore is charged with
batteryfor punchmg Ms. Starling
in the face as she attempted to

taken fonm f'om the truck in
eluding S18 CDs, a wallet, cell
1 -- i l l--- -i

identified by the owner.
The suspect said he was at-
tempting to see his children by
Ms. Starling, who also were at
the house.
The officer added one count of
assault after Mr M oore allegedly
acted in a threatening manner
and attempted to kick him after
their arrival at countyjai. He is
also charged with loitenng and
grand theft.
Two days earlier, police were
in the same neighborhood and
criminal complaints against Ms.
Starling and two others resulted
after they told conflicting stones
about a fight.
Also named in the battery
complaint were Athena Carter,
20, and David Mitchell, 24,
neighbors who said a fight broke
out after they requested Mr.
Moore leave their residence over
a missing cell phone.
In other crimes involving ve-
Michael Leonard reported
his 1998 Toyota pickup was taken
from aside a carport while he was

Robert Lee of Holly Hill, FL
toldpolice co worker Hector Or
tiz took his 1998 Dodge pickup
without permission on May 21.
He reportedthe incidentten days
later v
The vehicle was parked on
the campus at Northeast Florida
State Hospital, where both men
are employed on a construction
t ~-- from the

Joe Prince, 39, of Glen St.
Mary is charged with taking a
camera from a vehicle belonging

P1. during the night May 31. Mr.
Prince was also arrested on a
probation violation warrant.
1- iii it _]

in the lot at Baker Correctional
where she is employed, and
George Garcia reported damage
to a 2007 Chevrolet van parked

on West Minnesota Ave. m Mac-
DThe van is owned by Winn-
Sharonda Tisdale, 23, of
Macclenny was named in a
cnminal complaint for damaging
a 1999 Ford belonging to Nikki
Ross and parked on Minnesota

the vehicle several times with a
baby car seat
A harmful substance was ap-
parently poured mto the gas tank
of a 2003 Honda belonging to
Terra Powless and parked on US
90 near College Ave. from 9:oo
Vehicle damaged an electnc

Rd. earlyonMay27.
Brian Rhoden, who lives
nearby, told police he sawa silver
Chevrolet pickup stnke the metal
gate before diving off east on

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Girls are Custody violation
cI A ......nal compla was filed he was picking the children up,
against a Jacksonvile man who and then again when she wasn't
c a u g h Callegedly picked up his two chil- at her home.
c a udren from a Macclenny day care Deputy Norman said the com-
sn center without their mother's 1- .. .------- t
knowledge and spent several I I I I I I I
S them in the custody of a relative court sanctioned custody rights.
in atdwin In other cases, Bryan Paige,
S38, of Sanderson was charged
a t sto re i with sale and possession of crack
of May 28 after she learned the cocaine following a purchaseby a
Pairs of juvenile age females children, ages 4 and 2, had been confidential informant the after-
were arrested in two separate picked up by Alvis Rivera 30, noon ofMay27.
instances of shoplifting at the fromntheLoveCenterDayCarem Investigator Michael Hauge
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about 3:15 the afternoon of May vile Sheriffs Office unit was *.i'Car W ir CS.

26 and involved i6 year olds
from the Sanderson area. They
attempted to leave the store with
$117 worth of clothing in both
purses and pockets.
The afternoon of May 29, the
second pair a 16 year old from
Glen St. Mary and 17-year-old
from Lake Butler, were caught
with $136 in clothing andjewelry
stashed in purses.
All four were charged with
misdemeanor theft and warned
to stay away from the store.
In other incidents, a ninth
grade student at Baker County
High School reported an iPod
and camera taken from her purse
dunng a year-end cookout May
27. A fellow student was later
reported attempting to sell the
items, and police planned to
Two apparent fraud cases
were reported recently:
n Anna Williams of Macclen-
ny learned May 25 more than
$10o,ooo in purchases were made
in her name from three retailers
both on-line and m-store. She
had an account with only one of
the retailers.
Mario Foster of Jacksonville
reported two checks one for
$690 and the second for $472
were cashed at the Macclenny
Walmart from his account. He
notified police May 27 and said
checks have been cashed in other
counties as well. He suspects a
former employee.

dispatched to the home ot Mr.
Pivera'sm other on the westside.
The father was there and said he
had spent the afternoon with the

care of her aunt.
Mr. Rivera said he tried to
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Attends vision' session

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JOELADDINGTON hadalotof extremes, sometables i- f-
NEWS EDITOR had two Lego blocks for Baker
reporterebakercountypress com County, and others had west
Jacksonville with half a-milhon Mr. Register.
Seven representatives from peoplealmost. Corridor:
BakerCounty'sgoeveemvent non Nonetheless, once planners
profit ad un s governmentnon from the Northeast lorida Re *Recogmitionofnewandexist
part in a massive regional plan gional Councal and Urban Land mg transportation corridors.
g eere May that ega n statute grouped te tables y Newgrowth assignedis most
developing a uisio fee growth hkegrowthpatterns the outcome sm se (residential mixed
in Northeast Flonda through the f each scean for Baker County New growth is compact and
year 2060. wasr la nodal supporting transit oppor-
The exercise dubbed Reality ..mes.To

Golf Village in St. Johns County The patterns generally showed Multiple Growth Centers:
andarmedthemwithLegoblocks a 3.5 percent increase in popular Pattern of new growth is
symbohzing the 1.6 milhon new tlon (about 56,oo000 more people) mixed.
residents and 65o,ooo newjobs and a 2.5 percent jump n employ Preseives gre space.
expected in the region dunng the ment (about 16,ooo newjobs) in ay pat al character
next 50 years, plus ribbons rep- Baker County.
resenting new roads, rail or other What the exercise didn't do Dispersed:
modes of transportation was account for the cost of fund- *Most new growth is assigned
Attendees then broke off into ng infrastructure improvements mlow se stacks.
teams of lo, each tasked with e 1t ad. New grow th is assigned out

out on tables foreach team.
"I think it was good exercise,"
said Chamber of Conmmere Di
rector Darryl Register. "The folks
at my table were all willing to ls-
ten andtalk, and if one ofus from
our respective counties saidthis is
what our plan is, if it made sense,
that's kind of the way we went."
Mr. Register was joined by

Kennedy, Land Planning Agency
(LPA) Chairman Craig Thomp
son, Jack Baker of the LPA board
and Farm Bureau insurance; and
April Craft and Rosemary Johns,
both ofthe Council on Aging.

Non-Baker County tables
There was a stark difference
in tables with Baker County rep
resentatives and those without
thet was easy to tell where there
was nobody from Baker County
at the table because there wasn't
many Legos put there, which was
kind of the opposite of what I

Mr. Thompsin concurred: "It

sentation. "Walking around, you

transportation and conservation
areas, and there wasn't any rea-

really a factor."
The Reality Check exercise has
been completed in a number of
metropohtan areas around the
country including Los Angeles

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comprehensive plans and devel-
opment regulations.

What's next?
"There's still a lot of work that
will be done,"Mr Thompson said.

helpful to find out what the res-
dents want to see."
Those desires could be unreal-
I 1

they wani

is not an option in that game. You
get a growth projection and you
have to make it work"
Each of the four growth pat-
terns identified at the end of the

One table's regional map aftercompletingthe Reality Check visioning exercise.

Pattern of new growth may or in stacks of greater thanfive Lego
may not be mixed use. blocks.
Less preservation of green Most new growth is assigned
space. to existing urban areas.
Impacts to rural character. Pattern of growth is mixed.
SPreserwes open spaces
Urban Compact: Preserves rural character.
Most newgrowthis assigned

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Primary Election September 8, 2009
General Election September 22,2009
Voter registration books close August 10, 2009
Qualifying starts at noon June 29, 2009
Qualifying ends at noon July 3, 2009

Petition Cards:
33 Certified petition cards needed to qualify by alternative
method, plus 1% Election assessment fee
Last day prior to noon to submit petitions to
Supervisor of Elections June 1, 2009

Offices up for re-election are:
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From left: Becky Kincheloe, Madison Morgan, Tyler Paige and Colin Moore were
just some of the eighth graders who contributed to the quilt.

Using quilts to fashion

themes from literature
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A quilt to explore themes ofliterature?
It's a project that Baker County Middle School teacher Emily Clev-
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Quilts of the past have been customarily hung in the auditorium and
are on display for the annual school awards banquet held m May.
The quilt doesn't reflect specific stones the students have studied.
Instead, they use their experience learning about the components of
those stories, then rely on imaginations to create their own1 characters
and storylines.
An example is a square in the lower left corner which depicts the
idea of "setting." The story the students came up with took place in the
mountains, so mountains featured as the main decorative image in the

When a classcompletes agroupoftheclothsquares, Ms. Clevenger's
mother, Jean Kiger,sesthe into a quilt

Blues, Southern Rock
If you want hot music in a ter, and What a Fool Believes
Other acts at Suwannee: Gov't
II Mule, Buddy Guy, Derek Trucks
this weekend at the Spirit of the Band, Little Feat, Umphrey'sMc-
Suwannee Music Park outside of Gee, Susan Tedeschi, Arc Angels,
Live Oak. The Waiers, Drive-By Truck
The Allman Brothers will ers, Bill Kreutzmann, Keller
headline the event, which has Williams, Grace Potter & The
become a Who's Who of blues Nocturnals, Jorma Kaukonen,
and Southern rock. The Wanee Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, Ivan Nev
Festival has some of the great ille's Dumpstaphunk, Col. Bruce
1 I I ,1 Hampton and The Quark Alh-
Si i i i ance, The Lee Boys, Hill Country
BuddyGuy. Revue, Devon Allman's Hon-
It also features some of the eytribe, Bonobos Convergence,
great new bands and artists like Mocean Worker and Blowing
the Derek Trucks Band, Susan Trees.
Tedeschi and The Waiders. Tickets for the weekend are
TheDoobieBrothershave sold ^.- 1 1 i 1
over 20 million records including i i ii
Minute byMmute, Taln'it tothe also be available for Friday and
Streets, China Grove, Black Wa- Saturday.


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From left: Macclenny Nursing and Rehab West Wing Manager Amy Parker, Medical Director Michael Sharpe, Director John
Simmons and East Wing Manager Stacy Combs.

Receives award for excellence

KELLEY LANNIGAN The award is made to nurs-
FEATURES Ing homes based on resident
featurs@bakeounypss corn and family satisfaction surveys
conducted independently by My
Macclenny Nursing and Re InnerView, Inc.
hab has received an Excellence nm Based in Wisconsin, InnerV-
Action Award, one of nine given iew provides nursing homes re-
in the state of Flonda and one of sources to help identifyimprove-
365 nationally, meant solutions for senior care. It
also publishes the annual report
SOCIAL National Survey of Consumer
and Workforce Satisfaction in
Nursing Homes.
"When a nursing home gets
publicity it's usually negative
so we are thrilled to receive an
award that reflects such a high
level of satisfaction from the resi-
dents and family members that
we serve," said Macclenny Nurs-
ing and Rehab Director John
According to Mr. Simmons,
the national average in satisfac-
ton among residents and fami-
lies regarding nursing homes
is about 84 percent. The results
from the My InnerView surveys
puts MacclennyNursmg and Re-
hab at 95.6 percent.
McCune Starling He believes the reason for the
high score is directlyconnectedto
the problem solving philosophy
June 6 vow s he and the facility's employees
have worked hard to implement
Krissy Dawn Starling and Since coming on board nearly
Richard Gene McCune, both of three years ago, Mr. Simmons
Macclenny, will be wed at 2:00 says he has worked to guide his
pm on June 6 at the Road to Cal-
vary Church in Glen St Mary.
The bnde is the daughter of
T- -----tt f Jacksonville
I I ofMacclenny,
and the groom is the son of Rich-
ard and Diane McCune of Mac-
Following a honeymoon in St.
Augustine, the couple will reside
No invitations are being sent,
and all family and fnends are in-
vited. A reception at the church
follows the ceremony.

Are you looking for a summer
camp program? If so, check out
Camp STYLE 2oo009. There will
be an open house June 11 from
6:o00-8: oopm. at theFamilySer-
vice Center next to Keller Inter
For more information, con-
tact camp director Anne Lewis at
259 7822.

Graduates medical school

Kyle Knabb graduated from Nova
Southeastern University's
medical school on May
24. He will begin an
Internal Medicine
Residency at Broward
General Hospital. Kyle
is the son of Woody
and Sheila Knabb. He
is the grandson of
V.H. and Rachel
Keene, all of
and Betty
Fordham of
West Palm


camp wi be held June 29-July 2 at
the Baker County extension office.

ing Baker County adult master gar-
deners for a week longda camp.
Each day wib have a different
gardening theme and attendees win
participate in hands-on activities
whielearning about a variety of top-
ics such as plant biology, fruits, veg-
etables, insects, wildlife, alternative
gardening and more
The cost is $50 per child and it
will run from 9 o am to 3 oo pmr
daily. Download registration forms
at http // or pick
up a registration packet from the
extension office. Deadline to register
is Friday, June 12, but attendance is
limited so sign up today. Please cal
904-259-3520 with any questions.

Fire service tax hike...
< From page 1 Its establishment.
futore. An agreement with the
In other business, the board Baker Correctional Development
approved: Corporaton (BCDC) to loan the
SA one percent increase the the nonprofit building the county's
county's bed tax rate, from two new 512-bedjadil set to open this
to three percent, to help raise month $195,ooo to cover the
money for a future civic center
in Baker County. The tax is paid ' -
by people staying in local motel 11 I I -
rooms and has generated about percent interest beginning m Oc
$266,ooo in the nine years since tober 2010.

Lettle V Thomas

staff toward achieving a high
level of personal attention to
residents and families. He real-
izes the facility isn't perfect and
sometimes makes mistakes, but
readily works with a resident to
resolve problems.
Mr. Simmons commended his
staff for its commitment.
"These folks work here be-
cause they are truly committed
to the care of these residents."

Graduates from UF
Lauren Deanne Higginbotham,
daughter of Jeff & Darlene Hig-
ginbotham, recently earned her
bachelor's degree from theUni-
versity of Florida with a major
in public relations and a minor
in business administration Af-
ter her upcoming wedding in
June, Lauren plans to seek a
posion in her field within the
onort Florida ara

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First Assembly of God
206 N. 5th St 259-6931

Sunday at 10:15 am & 6 pm
Monday Wednesday at 7 pm

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d Loriare ly reviv sts to this generation. They have also had the op-
pertunity to Irve as III Pastors for Dr. Rodney Haward- Browne, whrA
rmade a great impact an their lives and ministry. They are now traveln
aid spreadi a ival everywhere they go. Josh ancItori's heart beat is-ko
tyuece a y on on fire with the flames of revival.You will be blessed and
v rhad by this powerful ministry



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56, of Jacksonville
James Michael Abernathy,56,
of Jacksonville died May 24,
2009 in Macclenny following a
lengthy illness Mr Abernathy
was born May 1, 1953 in Gads-
den, Alabama, the son of the late
James Curtis Abernathy and the
former Ellen King
Survivors include son Gary
(Jessi) Abemathy; sister Sandy
(Steve) Parsons; brothers Curtis
(Sandy) and Paul (Mia) Aberna-
thy; one granddaughter
The memorial service for Mr
Abernathy was held at 11'00
am May 30 at the chapel of
Prestwood Funeral Home with
Brother Gore officiating
Ronald Chance
retired mechanic
Ronald Owin Chance 53, of
Jacksonville died Sunday May
31, 2009 at his home Anative
of Patuxent River, Maryland,
Mr Chance lived in Jackson-
ville since 1972 after moving
from Pensacola He was a very
good mechanic and retired from
Nimnicht Hummer GMC and
Pontiac due to his illness after
25 years of employment Mr
Chance was a Baptist and was
preceded in death by mother
Miriam McKinnon in 1993
Survivors include his wife of
20 years, Typhenes Elly Chance
of Jacksonville, native of Bak-
er County; father and step-moth-
er Owin H and Dora Chance of
Wildwood; daughters Kerri Ma-
rie Chance of Keystone Heights,
Samantha (Brandon) Burnham
of Ft Myers and Samantha
Nicole Chance of Jacksonville;
brothers Dennis Michael Chance
of Jacksonville and Donald Al-
len Chance of Lake City; two
The funeral service for Mr
Chance was held on June 2
at 1'00 PM at Guerry Funeral
Home chapel with Rev Clifton
Barton Jr officiating Interment
followed at Macedonia Cem-
etery in Macclenny In lieu of
flowers, donations can be made
to Community Hospice at 4266
Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, Fl
In Loving Memory
W. Harry Johnson
1/8/38- 6/2/97
Twelve years ago cancer
took your body from us, but left
us your love and memories. We
still miss you daily and wish
you could have gotten to enjoy
the grands and great grands as
we do. Until we meet again...
Jove. G s

Holiness Church
CR 127 N., Sanderson, FL
Sunday School 10'00 am
Morning Worship 1'00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6'00 pm
Wed Evening Prayer Serv 730 pm
Pastor: Oral E. Lyonsr

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

Sunday Evening Worship 00pm

Jesus answered, Verily, verily I
say unto thee, except a man be
born of water and of the Spirit,
he cannot enter into the king-
dom of God John 3 5

Tommy Gainey

NEFSH retiree
Tonmmy Elwin Gainey, 59, of
Macclenny died June 1, 2009 af-
ter lengthy illness Tommy was
born in St George, Georgia to
the late Wil-
liam Clay-
ton Gainey

Gainey on
April 25,
1950 He
was a rest-

a r TommyGaine
of Taylor
Tommy retired from North-
east Florida State Hospital after
25 years of service as a supervi-
sor He loved being a grandfa-
ther, traveling and playing golf
He was predeceased by brothers
Joseph Lee Gainey and Johnny
Gainey; sister Barbara Yawn
Survivors include loving wife
of 40 years ,Vivian M Williams
Gainey; son Thomas Lee "Pojo"
(Sherri) Gainey; mother-in-law,
Anna Marie Drake; brothers
Skeeter, Bill Jr, Gene, Chuck,
Ray, Mitchell and Mike Gainey;
sister Vivian Joyce Paige; sis-
ter-in-law Caroline Elliott; four
The funeral service was held
June 4 at 2'00 pm at the Chris-
tian Fellowship Temple with
pastors Mark Woods, Jim Cox
and Tommny Mallard officiating
Intermentfollowed atWoodlawn
Cemetery Visitation is June 3
from 6'008000 pm at Ferreira
Funeral Services in Macclenny

Family grateful
11- f- 1-- -f r---- 1 I--
Mann Johnson sends its sin
cere thanks to the many people

Thanks for the emotional sup
port, food, donations, prayers
and the love that everybody has
given. We give a special thanks
to the fire department, Women
of the Moose, Macclenny Moose
S1 ovenant Underground
I sheriff's department,
Guerry Funeral Home, Road to
Calvary Church, Terry and Mary
Lou Wilkerson, NEFSH, Fraser
Hospital, Frank Wells Nursing
Home, Glen Friendship Taber-
nacle Church, Albert Starling,
Bruce and Dawn Elhlison and the
Pre-K/Kindergarten Center. We
are so blessed to have great fanm-
iy, friends and to hive in such a

"The Road

to Calvary
Corner of Madison & Stoddard
Glen St. Mary
Pastor: Tommy Anderson
Phone: 904-259-2213

'Dave' Roberts,
65, built race cars
David (Dave) Roberts, 65, of
Macclenny died May 31, 2009
following a brief illness David
was born in Tallahassee to Da-
vid Wilson Roberts Sr and Eliz-
abeth Russell Roberts on June 7,
1943 He was preceded in death
by his parents, an aunt and five
David built and raced stock
cars on the local level with driv-
ers Morgan Sheppard, Wayne
Shuegart, Steve Moran and
Dicky Ferry until he went to
workinNASCAR seriesin 1981
During this time he worked for
several racing teams, including
Buddy Baker of Crisco Racing
and Rusty Wallace of Penske
In 2005, David retired from
racing to be at home with his
family and friends He was in-
ducted in 2007 into the Jax
Raceway Hall of Fame David's
love for cars went without say-
ing, he started an auto restora-
tion shop until ill health stopped
him from working
Survivors include wife Sher-
ry, his wife of 46 years; sons
David Roberts of Macclenny,
Don (Marie) Roberts of NC;
sisters Carolyn Bosse (Terry) of
Lee, Florida, Gloria (Joe) Ward
of Macclenny, Nancy Stevens of
Yazoo, MS, Mary Beth Roberts
of Tallahassee; brother Kenneth
(Judy) Roberts of Macclennry;
nnerous nieces and nephews
The funeral service was held
June 3 at 11 00 am at Town and
Country Funeral Home in Jack-
sonville with Cindy Langford
and Rainey Russell officiating

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Sunday service 11:00

In Loving Memory
Launa Bree Monds
6/02/06 i/i8/o8

Happy Birthday to our pre-
cious baby girl, who is watch-
ing over us from Heaven.
We miss you so much. We
love you forever and ever.

L G 11 N oe Sanderson
Sunday School 10 00 am
Sundayornmng Sevice 11 00 am
Sunday Night Service 60 pm
Ved Night Service 7 30 pm
Where Everyone is Somebody and
Jesus is the Leader

First Baptist Church
of Sanderson
CR 229 S, Sanderson FL
Sunday School 1000 am
Su Morning Worship 11 00 am
Sun Evening Worship 600 pm
Wed Eve BibleStudy 7'00 pm
Pastor Bob Christmas
http//ww fbcofs drsonm org

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

Glen St. Mary

Come and magnify the Lord and worship with us
Glen Friendship Tabernacle
Clinton Ave *Glen St Mary
WJXR Radio Service Sunday .... 8:30 am
Morning Worship Service ...... 10:30 am
Children's Church ............ 11:30 am
Evangelistic .................. 6:00 pm
Bible Study (Wed.)............. 7:30 pm
Rev. Albert Starling Home. 259-3982 Church. 259-6521

j Saint Peter

in the Glen

9:00am Sunday School 6:30pm Wednesday Dinner,
10:00 am Sunday Worship & Praise Prayer, Healing,
Holy Communion Holy Communion

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

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23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Services 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting 7:00 pm
Pastor J. C. Lauramore Welcomes All



Srr Independient Pentecastal Chuch Ass Ptr
Seventh St. & Ohio Ave., Macclenny

Sunday School 10:00 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Service 7:00 pm
Radio WJXR 92.1 Sunday 9:15 am

Youth Proqrams
Sunday School 10 00 am
Common Ground Sunday 11 00 am
Common Ground Wed (Teens) 7 00 pm
God Kids Sunday 11 00 am
God Kids Wednesday 7 00 pm MP

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Four blocks north of Hwy.90 in Macdenny
Paistor Dne E. EWliams **259-4529


JUNE 4, 2009

In Loving Memory
Jessalyn M. Combs
1/22/88 6/03/07

Our daughter, our friend,
our angel...
Ivo years ago today, the 3rd
day of June, 2007, our daugh-
ter Jessalyn was invited minto
There were no heedfiul warn
ings, noformalminvritations sent,
just a call from a doctor and a
final glimpse of afacefilled with
angelc sweet content.
She never got a chance to buy
a dress or primp min font of the
mrror. But an Angel would be
sent as her time grew nearer.
He asked her was she ready
to meet her Lord and Saviour?
She tearfully nodded yes, and
arrived min Heaven just a few
breaths later.
We miss our little girl and
the beauty she bestowed; now a
cross is planted min her memory
beside herfinal traveled road.
It took a while, but we came
to understand that somewhere
in Heaven there is a reunion be
ing planned Our broken hearts
will be mended and our tears
will be forever gone. And then
and only then, we too will have
been invited home.
MING You, BY i,
MA, D-, D-DY & WAN

In Loving Memory
Tony Hall
9/23/80 6/05/99

Special memories
With a mi schievous smile and
twinkling eyes he had a way of
touching lives. You couldn't help
but love the country kind of talk
and how he had the "I know I'm
fine" attitude in his walk. He
wa loved by so many, those e hs
life has touched, he will always
be remembered and missed
so very much. No matter how
long you knew him, you were
charmed by his ways. He usu
ally had a smile to give, even
when he had bad days. To some
he was a classmate, to others he
was their kin. To lots he was an
acquaintance, but to all he was
a friend. He had an easy going
spirit, and a heart full of love.
Im so thankful that he knew
our Heavenly Father above.
I'm glad that he made Jesus his
Lord and his King. I know when
he entered the gates, all the an-
gels began to sing. Though he's
no longer with us, hs memory
will forever remain. And may
the loss of his life show others
what there's to gain. When you
live a life for Jesus, you'll be
rewarded up above. And you'll
spend eternity with the Savior,
surrounded by His love. I imag
me that today he's kneeling
before God's throne, because
of the choce he made to clanm
Jesus as his own. And for those
that know the Saior in that
personal kind of way, theyII see
hmn again in Heaven one day.
Although the pain is hard to
get through, try to see the light,
because there someone up i
Heaven smiling down on you

BCMS awards

top students

The following 8th grade stu-
dents were honored at an awards

Agriscience Most Improved-
Blake Mils
Agiscience Most Outsatdirg-

Dona Kild-and Athletic Award-
Kayla Holland
M garet "Mack" Attack Athic
Awad-Blake Mls
Most hnproved iD brad Amber
ile B low
Class Recogrtion Most Out-
standing-Jad en Whamsr
Class Recogrition Most Im-
proved-ehard Hui es, Jeffey Loke

Eploratory Most Improved-
Kten Lpp, Jayso St-
Eploratory Most Outwtndirg-
B al ig Npper, Ethan Wikerson
FCA Recogudiion-Adam Bares,
Wesley Combs
Gifted Most Improved-Shawn

Gifted Most O~mdrng R-Ragan
McKendree, CabanTarte
figh Writirg Score: Dolon Ak
e-nan, James Brookms 6 Vletona
Chbholam, Bethanm Crews, Bronson
Das, Ha1 Dopson 6 o, Brenton Evtt
Manah Gvens, Chsten H d 6 o, Sarah
Har-e 6 o, Mart Hart 6 o, Lakr Head
6 o, Kayla Hojand, Austn Hosteler 6 o,
Dard Long,JamesMKly 6 o, Reaga
McKendre, Con Moore, Devn Noman,
Ena Pouher, Megan Pow 6 o, Madi
son Stephens, James Sweat 6 o, Caban
Tarte 6 o, Brooke Taylor, Hagan Taylor,
Ashley Wheeler, Ashley ZawoIbk
Laguage ts Mot Imprved:
Michalah Foeran, Alexandra Sotomay-
or, Kaylan Stafford, Dmtn Standbeny
Language Arts Most Outstand-
ing: Mchael Aal, Patrick Bey, Aus-
tn Hosteer, son Wagstaff
Math Most Improved: Thomas
Ey, Enn Gaylord, Daresla Krksey,
Ja MKelvey, Shawn Thornton
Math Most Outstndig: Bronson
Das, Meredes Rhoden, Reagan MK

Overall Top Reader Reagan McK
Peer Mediators: Rebeca Kmhe-
loe, James MKelvey, Balegh Nipper,
Caleb Rodgers, Alhson Wagstaff
Prfct Attend ce: Patk By,
Dadton B ,eax, Gar ett Cardy Jr, Cody
Hutson, Fadon Lee, Mhal Martmz
Landon Mthell, Rachel Oynloye, Ash
ley Page, Latondna Perkms, Enk Stou-
Physicad Education Most Out-
stadig: Andrea Dempsey, Robert

Pesid t's Ad aderni Aard:
Patmck Be-r, James Brookms, Rachel
Chambers, Willam Clarkson, Bethame
Crews, Kone Crummey, Jes'a Daws,
Haley Dopson, Maah Givens, Dusm
Haller, Willham o nson, Johnaffan
Lamb, Balegh Nipper, Den Norman,
Taylor Odom, Summer Sparks, Kaylan
Stafford, Al son Wagstaff, Cheyanne
Whtto, Ethan Wilkrson, Robert Bran
nan IV, VItona Chbsholmt, Bronson
Da-s, Mary Hart, Reagan McKendree,
BrookeTaylor, Asbley Zawaolk
Prcipa's Awr d: Robert Bran-
nan IV, Vetotna Cblsbhoht, Brnson
Das, Mary Hart, Reagan MKendree,
BrookeTaylor, Ashley Zawohk
Science Most Improved: Ray-
mond Gore, Donald S-ms Jr, Chnstmna
Baer, Balegh Npper, Ashey Wheeler,
Elan Wkeon, Caleb Rodgers
Soia Studies Most Lproved:
Bobby Gifford, A-ray Roberts, Wyndell
Walab dJr
Somil. Studies Most Outstnd-
ing: Dad Baker, Robert Brannan IV,
Drm- Standbe,, Hagan Taylor, Ke r
Top AR Sarah Har-], Ragan MK-
edre Jdyn PIksc

Rear Admiral Thomas Hall speaking to the JROTC.

Admiral urges ROTC

to make 'wise choices'
Rear Admiral Thomas Hall (re threats in the near future "Iran,
bired), aformner Undersecretary of North Korea and China. North
Defense, spoke to a large group Korea is ran by a madman and
of Air Force JROTC and history may have nuclear weapons if I
students in the BCHS media cen- knew I couldn't tell you" and on
ter on May14 and urged the to i
make wise choices that couldaf II

hired as one of five undersecretary military should allowtorture dur
ies atthe Pentagon, spent 5o0 years ing interrogation, Hall admitted
in the military and public service, that he had been waterboarded
He was a naval aviator from the -- i
age of 18; he flew P3 submarine ii i
hunters; he was commander of and pour water up your nose.
NATO bases in Iceland and Ber It was a horrible experience. I
muda andworkedforthe chief of thought I was drowning." He
naval operations added that he didn't feel that the
After retirement, Adm. Hall United States was a country that
,,l should be known for tortunng
Prisoners but it's a difficult de-
Sision when faced with life and
charge of all reserve forces in the death choices.
Armed Forces. He was promoted The students also posed ques
to undersecretary by President tons that made him laugh. He
Obama and served dunngthefirst was asked why he had chosen the
100 days of the transition before Naval Academy over the Air Force
retinng earlier this month. P 1 ]_ I __. .i
Adm. Hall told the students E 11 i i i i i
of his early life in Barnsall, Okla- fiend in Oklahoma and the Naval
homa. He spoke to them about '-- 1 1
how the choices he had made in
his life had not only saved his life i
on numerous occasions, but also its rare that I have these kind of
steered him in the proper direc- questions," he commented.
tion in ls career. Hall was invited to speak
He opened the floor to ques through the efforts of BCHS Eng
lions and spenttwo hours discuss lish Department chairman Kelley
ing foreign affairs, the military, Norman andJROTCdirectorMa
and public service. jor Joseph Chiofolo.
He was impressed with the
width and depth of the questions T M 1
that were posed. Students asked
his opinions on international
terrorism "Muslim extreme
.ots think that there are only two
kinds of people, infidels and the
ones who believe like they do;"
countries that couldposepossible



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Westside honor roll

Principal's List 4th Nine Weeks
st Grde Callahan Sarah Blackburn, Alexis Fennell, Carter Kennedy, Lucy Nowlen, Kyler
Robinson, ChNnsna Slatr C-, LoarneSpey Hart Gral y G--asn, Abby Hade-, Itana Jeffrles,
Kaltlyn Wilson Murphy Ha-den Fish, Madison Folsom, Emily Graffis, Garson Moore, Brooke
NblttAn Riah, Rs, Spurilk, Joseph Stfrd, C.slb-, -l-, WiIhs N.-
Colby ag, Marcus Doss, Cheyenne Knghorn Rauleon AbbLal Fhrich, Emle Hodges, Phil
ip Rcherson, Shelby Rowe, CaTd Self, David Tlleson, Davon Woof Richardson Mason Adk,
s-n, -R, is, Loga L Thorna, e laT R-1, I H-, PA.~ --k ,
Sands Kyle Ambrose, Julia Archambault, Jadea Baez, Seth Crawford, Antonio Estering, Saman

Green, Taylor Hodges, Abigayle Pnce, Klea Richardson Thomas Dylan Grffis, Grayson Gur
ganous, LeviJewell, Dalton LewD, Abby Ray, Raegan Register, S RewIs, JaceStokes Warner
John Anderson, Mason Becerra, Emlee Blanton, Gavan Foste, Pat ,ck Stephens,
2nd Grade D Crews Matthew Flanders, Wyatt Godbold, Maddie Hand, Jackson Helms,
Myrlca Holhiday Dekle/Stafod M-on Ca-er Jard Cauley, Kamrle Chantey, Sydney Hughes,
Sara Keves, Dustn Powers, James Wiggins Duval Ben Anderson, Andrew Balles, MacKenzie

Bennett, Mar Chisholm Gonzalez Bttany Burger, LaUh Cales Hand McKayla Bates, Con

lams Shayla Brazeale
3,rd GA det Adams KenaAdk oloRegan h erShayloaHo Rhoen Dphln Reagnr Dp

Thn Amros h Kal auk MarahGrendskr, MdeTe Hka nChrispherHlKyneHIa,
Amber Home, Autumn Hutter, Leah Ker, Ethan Knght, Camryn Payne, Llle Stadg She-
Sarah rews,WadeJohnso, AmberSmmons Wendel AbbgadBagget DakonDetz Amaya
Figueroa Whte CooperHodges, CarilyaJefferson, ArdieRhoden
Honor Roll 4th Nine Weeks
1st G-de Callahan Kennady Godwin, Gage Gnffis, Allon Robson, Shanara Ruie, Rlkkla
Tsdale H C n Dd enyCrbett, na a a son, o anrer, lSr ,
Jeremiah Thomas, Vanea Yale Hart Rebekan Barber, Emly arpenter, Alex Carter, Jacoby
Clayon, M'chael CombIs, Chayse Cra, Gerald Davis, Alex Joh, Amber Swidell, Mahew
Thompso, Anthony or Murphy z"lyl Befford, Tyler Camngto, wyatt Elledie, ya unte ,
Grace Pmett Nunn Houston Bennett, Cameron Johns, Jada Jones, Billy Marn, Emaly Mob-
ley, Jaden O'Neall, Jaquan Palge, homas Perozo, Tyrekk Reed, Marlee Rheuark Raulerson
Bryce Barton, Jeffrey Crews, Ashley Ferguson, Austn Nettles, Tnt Sparkman, Hannah Stadlng,
Klrsten Starling, Jasmine Ve-lllon, Kaden Wilon Richardson CasonAdams, Isaac Estep, Eliza-
Roach Ja'Myra Canty, Payton Combs, Payton Crews, Gala Dyal, Jessica French, Raylyn Hodges,

Sheridan Javon Farmer, Lynd J ohnon, Amela Knabb, Adam Miller, Chase Smallwood Thomas
Prevatt, Reyna Roland, DanaWggns
2nd Grade: D Crews Katdyn Carter, Abigal Fischer, Tanner Kennedy, Joshua O-ssmann, Ga
bnelle Schoolcraft, Amberw atesDekle/Stafford LewtonBurnett,MaMc-ombs,EvanderFlow
e, Jimmy Hance, Allysa Pipkins Dual JiIan Cox, aMichdelle Durkeman, Danicel Green, Chase
onPBurned, Emly Dennso, Tyler Hebeft, Jordan Pete-on, Nathan-el Tubberllle Gonzalez
Christopher Collett, Adam Howard, Cuy Howard Hand Jakan Anderson, Madison Hauge, Layla
Nettles, KatherineRhoden,Kayla Rhoden, Wyatt Suggs, Blane Turner, CadenYarborough Hurst
Amber Hughes, Cameron Jeffeon, Colby Watson, Leland Wgns James Tucker Gombet,
Katherine HarI James Kelley, Courtnery Malloy, Janessa Plummer, Ga-ett Sparkman, Jacod
TlSOn Rhoden DPJ Duran, TaylorKing,CadosPerzoEmlShackleto, AveyThorto, JaQuez
Wllhams, Alexandra Wnn WiIhams Kate Bryant, Tonya Flanders, Dllon Hardenbrook, Haley

Haller, AndraRulse B-n Shelton Brannen, Sydney DeHart, QU. Hand, Sam Ravta Cews
Deanna Caudill, Tristan Davis, Taylor Dyal, Kyhe Gabbard, Ca-tynn Goldsmith, Clarlsa Mldyette,
Landen Oca, Quantel Ru-se, Sadie Sparkman Gray Lacey Bell, Hayden Cochran, Savannah
Harper, Tina Raulerson, Brandon Wages Grfis Caleb Crews, Cayt"n Peters, Elzabeth Reagan,
Miranda Tubbs, Katlyn Wllams Hllard Alyssa Rich Payne Tann Bumsed, Devon Cole, WII
Crockett, Antonio Denmark, Jade Hale, Delaney Harey, Preston Sutton, Noah Taylor Shes
Youngo Shope Ha ley B ugg Dur. la B na F,..., Kbery Fk, Hey Ser Ta
-oe Stoddard Wendel E'Yanna Brown, Cole C-hman, Kyle Francis, Jordan Glover, Morgan
Jewell, MaeganL-awrence,EveKnabb, Zache illy, CheyenneMcGee Whfe SydneyBunsed,
Ala-a Crawford, Hannah Thomas, DylenWiIhams, Tho 2e-zmme .an

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Arrangements made in your home or our facility
Fair & Reasonable Prices
Funeral & Cremation Services
Locally Owned & Family Operated
PrulySring otheastmloid

Monday, June 15 from 10 am 12 pm
Central Center in Sanderson

S Thursday, June 18 from 9 am 11 am
Baker County Health Department

For more information, please contact Pam Jeralds at 653-5246
S oBaker County Health Department .

Page i4 THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS 'hursday, )une4, 2009



Goats for sale
CallCheryl259-3666 5/14:/4p
German Shepherd pups AKC regis
tered POP all shots and wormed $450
male, $500 female 566-8810

Found by Extreme Outdoors, female
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Silver Queen corn, $12/bushel 707
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25 x36
John Deere utility tractor

1 BR,1 BAon75

2003 doublewide

FSBO, special offer, ho

FSBO, 4 BR, 2 BA
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Mary Property on Per

40 acres to 120 acres,
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AC and duct installer.,

MacGlen Ruilders Inc

2002 Homes of Mert, 24x
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2007 Arctic Cat cover
Jubilee farm tractor
ter01990 pmass T
1990 20' Bass Tracker Por

2007 Trail Sport c

NADA 14345 aAs

Fill dirt lot 1

1995 Chevy Love truck, $500 080
259-4168 6/46/11p
1991 Cavalier, two door, five speed, low

Drivers Owner Operators, we


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2005 F-150 Lariat



2 BR, 2 A doubled

3BR, 2BAdoublewic

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211. IA
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3BR 1 RAh

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pos it 904 4
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US 90 West, Baldwin, Florida 32234 or 259-7335
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each system For additional information 3 BR 3 BA doublewde mo

central H/A in the country $

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first and last Circle East t
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6/4-6/11p 7311
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2 BR 2 BA moble home
lawn care provided $550/r

3 R, 2 BA,

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correction or an ad by phone, call an ad by mail, send a copy of the ad Line Ads:
cancellation of ads exactly as it should appear, 20 words for $6.00
maybe phoned in9-2400 payment and phone number 20C each additional word
mayMonday Friday 9:00 am 5:00 pm
anytime before Monday or emal where we can reach you. Service Ads:
at 5 p.m. for publication PO Box 598 15 words for $8.00
on Thursday. Macclenny, FI 32063 20 each additional word

Advertising Info.

If you need a yard man c

t Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 4163 Birch Street,
Macclenny II Plants, jewelry, crafts and much more
f{ttV Five family
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-noon, 4363 Dogwood
Street Lots of women and men's clothes, toys, baby
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Friday and Saturday, 7:30 am-?, 586 W Railroad Avenue Lots of
good stuff, reasonable prices
Saturday, 8:00 am-noon, Send a kid to camp Fund raiser at Christ

Saturday, 8:00 am-2:00 pm, New Life Church of God, inside, lots of
baby clothes and much more Multi family
Saturday, 8:00 am-? Across form the Methodist Church on 228 Baby
boy clothes, high chair, car seat and toys and lots more
Saturday, 7:30 am ?, 23A North to South Tallpine Road Maternity
clothes, infant, toddler boy clothes, scrubs, boy clothes, misc
Saturday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm, US 90 and Lowder, next to Aadvark
Video Grand Opening Three Palms Resale, LLC
Saturday, 8:00 am-1:00 pm, 6435 CR 23D North on 121 to 23D, left
one mile, follow signs Lots of items
Saturday, 8:00 am-3:00 pm, Super duperindooryard saleattheCoun

have something nice to donate, please drop it off at 101 E Macclenny
Avenue Thanks -see you there
Saturday, 8:00 am-?, 125 south of 90, brick house More stuff, adult
and girls 8-14 clothes, housewares, pictures, furniture Mulh family
Saturday, 8:00 am-?, US90W to 229 N cross tracks, third house on

Saturday, 8:00 am-noon, 228 S to Wolfe Drive to Barber Loop The
Snow's Teen gid clothing, furniture, misc
Saturday, 7:00 am-?, 748 North 5th Street Lots of baby toys and
clothes TV, TV with DVD player, dishes, dresser, stroller, movies, vid-
eos, DVD's, X box and Play Staton 2 games, microwave, baby swing
and lots more

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8026 5/14-G/4C
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2009, 32x80 will se for i
Lewyn, 904-259-802, 5/14-G/4C

124 S 6th Street, office and salon space

Commercial building for lease with

Small office s Included, $400/
month 259s9022 3/12tf
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downtown Malenny, $550 per
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Master's degree
Chris hoden graduated last
month th I a master's degree in
architectural engineering from
the Unversity of Southern Mis

i and
Sandra Rhoden of Houston
Texas and graduated in 2003
S from Baker County High School.
Chris attended USM on a foot
ball scholarship and obtained
a bachelor's degree In 2o0 He
received a sixth year of eligibility
due to an injury, and stayed to
complete the graduate degree.
He is currentlya project man
Chris Rhoden arger for Hodges Construction in
Chi hHattiesburg.

Your hometown thrift store

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LCCC honors

The following students from
Baker County are on the Pres
ident's List for spring term at
LCCC with a 4.0 GPA: Charlotte
Lawrence, Jeana Pearce and
Brandi Rhoden.
On the Vice president's list
for spring term at LCCC with a
3.5 GPA: Krystal Bowden, Jamie
Buford, Edwin Cavannaugh IV,
Seann Combs, Tucker Crews,
Charles Jackson Jr. Jana Ken
nedy, Danyle Lewis, Jessica Mor
nson and Shae Raulerson.

A small amount of US Depart
ment of Agriculture Surplus Food
Commodities will be distributed
on a first come first served basis
June 12 from 9:00 am to noon at
the the Northeast Florida Com-

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MVP for year at awards banquet
Corey Elasik was named the he led a BCHS team that had the Chad Schroeer.
Most Valuable Player atthe base- best record of any one in school V Most Valuable Pitcher was
ball awards banquet in the BCHS history at 25 5. Brad Gnffis.
auditorium on May 28. Elasik Other honorees: V BJ Rowe won the Leader-
was a sohdplayer for Coach John V Travis Tyson won the Leg- ship Award.
, i ," end Award. V Dalton Raulerson won the
i V Best Defensive Player was Coaches'Award.
smartplayer who hit the ball well Chase Bennett. V Jonathan Nox was the Wild
and had strong defensive skills, V Best Offensive player was cat Award Winner.
Assistant head coach Jannmi

, 2.I~i'1S I it~t I Igers recently was named head
eam s hot y....... eity nld e
coach of the Lady Wildcats soft-
player, but has struggled through ball team.
recent tournaments. As a matter Jack Baker also received rec
of fact, if you look at any of the -- "Voice of the Wild-
major tournaments there aren't
any Amencan men present. The "It was really hard for me per-
women are still competitive, par
ticularly the Williams sisters, but
S i Dasketball ,, i i ,
and ice hockey, the rest of the Staples was also philosophi-
i i i i i cal about Jan Rodgers' move to
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2009 Town of Glen St. Mary
Primary Election September 8, 2009
General Election September 22,2009
Voter registration books close August 10, 2009
Qualifying starts at noon June 29, 2009
Qualifying ends at noon July 3, 2009
Petition Cards:
3 Certified petition cards needed to qualify by alternative
method, plus 1% Election assessment fee
Last day prior to noon to submit petitions to Supervisor of
Elections -June 1, 2009
Offices up for re-election are:
Town Council Member Group 1
Town Council Member Group 2
Town Council Member Group 3
Nita D. Crawford, Supervisor OfElection

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