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Title: The Baker County press
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Publisher: Tate Powell
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Sues to block river campground


Prohibited


byzoning,


county says

JOELADDINGTON
NEWS EDITOR
reporter@bakercountypress.com
Baker County filed a lawsuit this
month to stop riverfront property
owner George Bryan Rhoden from
operating a campground immediate-
ly east of the Steel Bridge Road boat
ramp.
The suit alleges that for the last
two years Mr. Rhoden has provided
paying customers with primitive campsites, canoe rent-
als, portable toilets, vending machines and other ameni-
ties, despite the Baker County Commission's denial of a
land use change that would've permitted such activities in
2007.
"Despite repeated warnings and admonitions by the
county's code enforcement officers, defendant Rhoden
has continued in his illegal use of his property," states the
filing.
The 6.85-acre site's residential zoning doesn't allow
campgrounds, whether commercial or otherwise, accord-
ing to the county's land development regulations.
The rules define a campground as "a developed or unde-
veloped area used for the setting up of temporary vacation
or recreation living facilities including tents, recreational
vehicles not to exceed ten at one time, and similar facili-


ties."
Though Mr. Rhoden admits camping has taken place at
his property, he refutes that it's illegal.
"I haven't done nothing illegal out there," he said late
last week. "I've never operated a campground; a non-profit
did that and they kept all the money."
The nonprofit group, The Baker Bunch, has since sev-
ered ties with Mr. Rhoden and the property, known to
some as St. Mary's Cove Landing.
The landowner said further that it was his understand-
ing that non-permitted uses were okay, as long as they
were associated with nonprofit fund-raising. He cited
Moose Lodge cookouts as an example and called the
county's suit unfair.
"I can't even camp on my own property and enjoy the
peace and quiet," said Mr. Rhoden.
In addition to the property's use as a campground, the


own property
and cnjoythc

pcacc and quict.
Bryan Rhoden
Proper Owner

county's lawsuit also refers to "annoyances" to other
landowners in the area including nighttime traffic, loud
music, drug and alcohol use, litter, fires and destruction
of the public roadway.
It cites Mr. Rhoden's failure to properly maintain the
site, as evidenced by trash, discarded appliances and
See page 2))


Boy,age 1,

survives

runover

bytruck
A toddler survived being
run over by the rear wheel of a
utility truck the evening of Sep-
tember 15.
According to the Florida
Highway Patrol, 1-year-old Jef-
fery Dale Doss Jr. somehow
had placed himself in front of
the tire just before the 1993
Ford was moved forward with
Sidney Crews, 16, at the wheel.
The truck was attached to a
trailer loaded with fill dirt, and
the youth was helping the Doss
boy's father spread it on a pri-
vate drive near their house on
Pleasant Trail Rd. about 6:45.
The youth and father heard
the boy scream and immedi-
ately stopped and tended to
him until a rescue crew arrived.
The boy was stabilized at Fra-
ser Hospital and later flown to
Shands Jacksonville in stable
condition.
FHP had no update on his
condition early this week, and
the family could not be reached
by telephone. FHP described
the Crews boy as a neighbor. He
doesn't have a license and as of
this week was not charged.


Arrest for luring


teen over Internet


An Orlando man is in custody
charged with attempting to pick
up a 17-year-old female with
whom he had a phone
chat and text relation-
ship for several weeks,
a liaison that allegedly
involved the girl texting
nude pictures of herself
over the Internet.
Carlos Sanchez, 24,
was arrested late the
afternoon of Septem-
ber 16 in a cab parked
in the front lot of Baker
County High School,
where the teen is a stu- Ca
dent. Deputy Matt Rie- C
gel learned shortly after
he confronted Mr. Sanchez that
he is wanted in Osceola County
on seven felony warrants.
The suspect had traveled
from Orlando to Jacksonville
via Amtrak that day, according
to a ticket record found in his
possession. He caught a cab at
the north side train depot to the
high school, where he and the
girl had arranged to meet.
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off the girl's mother, who lives
in nearby Glen St. Mary, and
she called police when she saw
the parked cab con-
firming what the friends
had told her about the
pending meeting.
When Deputy Rie-
gel arrived, he said the
cab was then driving off
From the parking lot and
he blocked its way with
his patrol car.
Mr. Sanchez initially
gave a false name and
claimed he was in the
chez country illegally. Dur-
ing a subsequent search
of the taxi, police found
a Florida ID with the correct
name.
The cab driver, identified as
Richard Strack, 53, of Callahan,
said he knew his fare only as
"Carlos" and the suspect said he
did not have the $60 fare from
Amtrak to the high school, and
promised to pay the remaining
$44 when they got to BCHS.
Mr. Strack told officers his
fare asked to be driven to a con-
venience store when he spotted
Deputy Riegel's cruiser on the
school property. He gave police
permission to search the cab's
interior, where the ID, ticket
stub and a knapsack were found.
Mr. Strack was not detained.
The girl's mother said she
had spoken on the telephone to
a man she knew only as Carlos
See page 2))


KELLEY LANNIGAN
FEATURES
features@bakercountypress.com
I've been threatening to go
skydiving for years. I've won-
dered would I truly have the
nerve to jump out of a plane?
Over Labor Day weekend I put
myself to the test and registered
at The Skydive Space Center in
Titusville. It offers the highest
tandem jumps in Florida with
spectacular views of the Cape
Canaveral seashore and Ken-
nedy Space Center.
Being so excited, I talked
about it a lot and was met with
trepidation, getting asked the
same question over and over:
"Why would you want to jump
out of a perfectly good air-
plane?"
For me the answer was sim-
ple: To see if I actually had the
cajones to do it.
My instructor, Cris, was
French. On the ground, he
helped me get into my harness
which encircled my torso and fit
around each leg. He took about
10 minutes getting it properly
fitted, making sure buckles were
secure, adjusting straps to the
right level of snugness. It was
surprisingly comfortable.
"You'll be in front of me, but
facing away from me when we
exit the plane," Cris said.
"Uh-huh," I said stupidly,
transfixed by his amazing
green eyes. Or maybe it was the
French accent. He was compe-
tent and kind, not to mention
absolutely gorgeous. The but-
terflies in my stomach weren't
from anxiety over jumping out
of a plane from 18,000 feet, I
can tell you.


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PHOTO COURTESY OF KELLEY LANNIGAN
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"When it's our turn I will po-
sition you at the open doorway
of the plane. Before we exit, you
grab and hold the straps of your
harness, one hand on each side
of your chest like this," he said.
Cris demonstrated and I cop-
ied his gesture.
"OK," he said. "When we
leave the plane, bend your legs
at the knee and fold them up be-
tween mine. Then lean back."
They took up six people
at a time. In a tandem jump,
your dive instructor is literally
strapped onto your back. Be-
hind me, I could feel Cris teth-


ering my harness to his. He mo-
tioned me to exit position and
suddenly I was squatting on the
edge of the open hatch, nothing
between me and the ground but
18,000 feet of air. The wind and
the roar of the engines drowned
out my pounding heartbeat.
"Don't forget to smile!" Cris
shouted. "And look at the cam-
era!"
Before I had time to think, he
catapulted us out of the plane.
Free falling through the at-
mosphere is virtually indescrib-
able. It's a wild, wild thing to be
hurtling toward the earth at 120


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miles per hour. I couldn't tell
you anything about those first
few seconds after leaving the
plane because my brain was still
trying to process what the heck
had just happened to my body.
Smiling isn't only to look
good for the camera. It actually
serves another purpose. When
air rushes along your body at
that speed, your skin starts to
flap. Literally. Your face looks
like its suddenly sprouted
wings. Smiling helps lessen the
effect.
If I had to sum that experi-
ence up in only two words I'd
say it was crazy-nuts, but in the
best sense.
During the free fall, a videog-
rapher who must have jumped
right after us appeared from out
of nowhere. It's a completely
outrageous experience to see
another human being hurtling
through space in front of you.
Videographers have freedom
the tandem jump instructors
don't. They aren't attached to
another person and the cameras
strapped to their head so they
approach as if swimming on the
air currents, zooming up close,
falling away again; twisting and
rolling in an aerial ballet.
Soon Cris popped the para-
chute, and for a few moments
our direction reversed. We shot
back up toward the clouds. The
sudden force caused my legs to
pop up and fly out in front of
me. Not the time to be wearing
a skirt, I can tell you.
Our descent slowed consid-
erably and I noticed that the
videographer had disappeared.
From that point, Cris took over
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Lured teen on net Sues over campground


((From page 1
when she learned he was 28. She
informed him her daughter was
only 17, and Carlos said he was
coming to get the daughter and
marry her.
The mother also said she had
been aware of the telephone and
computer contact between the
two for three weeks.
Deputy Riegel inventoried the
knapsack's contents that includ-
ed clothing, a knife, cell phone
chargers and a cell phone. Mr.
Sanchez had two other phones on
his person.
The next day, the suspect told
Investigator John Hardin he met
the teen on a chat line, and initial-
ly played the role of a person the
girl knew as Joey. Mr. Sanchez
then told the girl "Joey" was a
pervert and he took up the phone
relationship.
The investigator's report notes

Free-fall

'crazy in

best sense
((From page 1
filming duties. He had a camera
strapped to his wrist at an angle
that captures my face and up-
per body and recorded my voice.
Without the rapid wind blasting
past my face, I could talk easily.
"So, how was it?" he asked.
"Unbelievable."
"You would do this again?"
"I'll let you know when we're
back on the ground."
He laughed. He'd heard that
before.
He adjusted the harness and
loosened the strap across my
chest. Immediately, my comfort
level increased and I relaxed.
Now it was really time to enjoy
the ride and the view.
And what a view it was; vast
expanses of Florida coastline,
marshes, rivers and beaches. It
was like looking at the ultimate
road map.
Cris pointed out landmarks.
I saw the Kennedy Space Cen-
ter and a continuous ribbon run-
ning along the ground for what
seemed like miles.
"That is the longest runway on
earth," he told me.
I smiled. I've always fanta-
sized about going up in the space
shuttle. This is the closest I'll
ever come to that experience, I'm
sure.
As we approach the landing
field, Cris adjusted our trajectory
into tightening circles. We were
coming in fast and the ground
was looming up rapidly.
My landing was not dignified.
Cris took the brunt of it, but my
rear end hit the ground anyway
and I bounced on it a few times.
It wasn't bad at all, just ungrace-
ful. I sat there with parachute
coming down around me, laugh-
ing. Once again, myvideographer
materialized from out of nowhere
to record my first comments after
a successful jump.
Afterwards, I hung around the
hangar and watched how para-
chutes are folded and packed into
their cases. There is a definite art
to it.
My jump really was a great
experience, but skydiving is not
for the faint of heart. Ironically,
I learned that two other Baker
County residents, Josh Blackmon
and Ashley Maynard, also went
skydiving on the same day I did.
Mr. Blackmon, a former Press
employee now at The Lake City
Reporter, and I both agree that
we're glad we did it, but neither
of us are in a hurry to do it again
anytime soon.
"Hey, if I never go again, at
least I know I actually did it," he
said.
My sentiments exactly.
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that the suspect "later admitted
'Joey' did not exist, and he played
'Joey' to meet women." He also
told the girl he was an active duty
Marine recently returned from
Iraq.
Mr. Sanchez is charged with
contributing to the delinquency
of a minor, obstructing police by
giving an incorrect name, both
misdemeanors, using the Inter-
net to seduce or solicit a child,
and traveling to meet a minor to
engage in unlawful sexual con-
duct. The latter two charges are
felonies.
The suspect is wanted in cen-
tral Florida for failure to appear in
court for grand theft, two counts
of check fraud and four other
charges for failure to appear. He
is on probation for burglary.


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building materials.
Those conditions no longer
exist, argued Mr. Rhoden, saying
a shed was being constructed on
the property but has since been
removed.
"It's all cleaned up and look-
ing good," he said.
Mr. Rhoden has until October
i to formally respond to the
county's complaint, which was
filed September 8.
By filing the suit, the county
is seeking a judicial declaration
that it is indeed illegal to operate
a campground at the site, a court
order calling for such operations
to cease and desist, plus repay-
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SEPTEMBER 24, 2009


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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR


City could cut spending more


Dear Editor:
I sent this letter to the Macclenny City Commis-
sion and Mayor [Gary] Dopson since I am unable to
attend the upcoming meeting on the City's budget
but would like to share my opinion on the increase
in my taxes. I feel that any tax increase is irrespon-
sible and highly inappropriate.
I understand that the fiscal atmosphere is tough
for everyone. One of the things that struck me in
particular about the article covering the budget
meeting was the 1.5% salary raise for the city em-
ployees. I wholeheartedly agree that most of the city
employees are hardworking and very deserving, but
their situation is not unique.
I'm currently doing the job of two other people
due to company layoffs. My salary has been frozen
and my 401k match has been suspended. I have to
tighten my belt, reevaluate my expenses and cut ev-
erywhere I can. Why can't the city make it work in a
similar fashion?
According to the article last week, the employee
raises account for $32,000. You could, I believe,
cut this out as well as part of the $46,000 currently


proposed for the Heritage Park. I fully believe in
preserving history and providing parks for the en-
joyment of people, but have you actually been to that
place? It's a documented sham and a joke! This park
should be supported more by private donations, or
have the donors all gotten the picture about what a
blight on our history this place is.
I'm willing this year to live without the street
Christmas lights or a tree that I never see if it means
my taxes won't go up. Knock off some of the appre-
ciation dinners, donations and advertising; hold a
garage sale like the state of California to generate
some money.
The proposed end gain is less than $20,000;
please find it elsewhere. I do commend the commis-
sion for bringing the budget down consecutively for
the last couple of years, but it's time to come down
again, not raise taxes. Raise taxes when we can all
afford it. City residents are supporting every other
taxing community in the county cut us a break.

Laura Beth Briner
Macclenny


Touched by respect Magnifies


Office space andj


IMPRESSIONS
Jim McGauley
Here we go again.
It's a sure bet to rankle us
when judges many of whom
are infected with the ego infla-
tius virus, come around the tell us
what we're going to do with our
public buildings.
Such has happened in recent
weeks, and at least one county
commissioner should be com-
mended for telling Judge Martha
Lott of Gainesville, the chief jurist
this term, that the allocation of of-
fice space in county-owned build-
ings is, well, our business. Just
because the ever-expanding court
bureaucracy needs more space
for what is essentially a part-time
operation doesn't mean we have
to accommodate it.
Of course, judges can issue
orders like the one mandat-
ing courthouse renovation and
expansion and another prohibit-
ing hanging of a mural depicting
our history near second-floor
courtrooms. Or I suppose a judge
could sue, as Judge Lott threat-
ened to do last week if the county
didn't make way for a "court op-
erations" office.
On second thought, who
would she sue? Who would hear
the case? And who is responsible
for the legal bills?
The concept of one branch of
government suing another us-
ing public money, of course is
more than ludicrous, especially
if the contested matter has to do
with public office space that sim-
ply isn't available.
What Judge Lott sought to
do [she later backed off] was to
enforce a two-year-old "memo-
randum of understanding" that
cleared more space for court op-


rations in the event the county
went forward with a new admin-
istration building adjacent to the
newjail in north Macclenny.
Guess what? We don't have
the money for that just now. In
fact, we don't have the money
for anything but scaled down op-
erations no capital expansion,
please. The massive new jail with
a bloated payroll and the trickling
in of federal prisoners to pay the
bills is worrisome enough. We're
all hoping for the best and keep-
ing our fingers crossed; we're fi-
nancially committed to make this
work.
Not so with buildings that
haven't been constructed yet, like
a new administration complex.
Back to the courts.
Judges have sterling taste -
just ask anyone involved with new
and renovated courthouses in the
seven counties of the Eighth Cir-
cuit. The jurists or their subordi-
nates worked tirelessly to insure
their offices were first class, and
equipped with the best security
devices someone else's money
could buy. That puzzles me a bit,
now that you mention it for
many of them, security in their
offices shouldn't be a problem;
they're not there very much.
Don't believe me? Go around
the counties in the circuit on, say,
a Friday and tell me how many
judges, both circuit and county,
are slaving away in chambers or
presiding over hearings and tri-


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Dear Editor: willing to give, and I know
I recently attended the funeral aunt must have felt the saD
u d gs of my uncle Alton Gibbs Hatha- as she watched her neighbor
way Sr. in Macclenny, and as we and friends honor her husba
departed the service and filed and her family on the long dr
So when Commissioner Alex into the funeral procession we bringing her soul mate to his fil
binson politely explained to were directed by Baker County resting place.
chief judge this week that sheriffs deputies. As we made the last turn in
county is not in a position to They stood tall and proud, the cemetery a gentleman got
ndon a lot of its office space right down to their white gloves, his riding lawn mower, took
now because we can't afford and it gave us all a true feeling his straw hat and placed it o,
Le was right and for the right of comfort as they displayed the his chest. He stood in the h
sons. Caving or reducing the true meaning of being an officer until we all entered.
mount of space county employ- in Baker County, to protect and We were all so very touch
need because the judges want serve by the respect we were shown
s a bad reason. As they led the procession, we everyone. Thanks to the Bal
Courts are important, as is the noticed we were the only traffic County sheriffs department a
ooth functioning of the courts. on the road. I found that strange the citizens of Baker Countyf
necessity, however, they are at first and when we made the taking the time to honor Alt
endent on legislative bodies turn and headed to Taylor, it hit Hathaway's life. Baker Cour
funding and as such they need me. truly set an example for all to i
operate in the confines of avail- I saw other vehicles turn their low.
e funds. lights on and pull off the road in Rebecca I. Shirl
Nothing illogical about that. respect. I felt the love that only Jacksonv
the people of a small county are


Rudeness, bad behavior


We're seeing a glut of it lately


MY SIDE OF

THE MATTER
ROBERT GERARD

Things have been strange all
summer, but the past two weeks
topped it for weirdness. Here's
my take on some of the things
that I've noticed in the news and
elsewhere that have made me
shake my head in wonder.
Last weekend at the VMA
awards, Kanye West, not known
for his decorum, went completely
over the edge in his constant quest
for the ultimate in bad taste.
Country songstress Taylor
Swift had just won the Video Mu-
sic Award for best music video
and was giving her acceptance
speech. West, who had been wan-
dering around all evening pulling
on a bottle of brandy, stormed
on the stage and took the micro-
phone out of her hand.
Swift was shocked and West
proceeded to tell the crowd that
Beyonce had the best video of the
year and should have won. Swift
and Beyonce were both dumb-
founded and the crowd booed
him off the stage. He was escort-
ed out of the building and off the
premises.
Here's the kicker, though. West
got right on his private plane and
flew to NYC where he attended
the finals of the US Open ten-
nis match at Flushing Meadows
where Roger Federer, ranked first
in the world, lost to Juan Martin
del Potro of Argentina.
Halfway through the cup
presentation to del Potro, West
stormed out of the stands,
grabbed the microphone and
shouted "Roger Federer is the
best tennis player in the world."
He then headed to the NASCAR
race in Richmond to tell the
crowd that Dale Jr. is the best


racer in the world.
I watched in amazement
Wednesday night as little known
South Carolina congressman
Joe Wilson broke with decorum
and yelled "You lie!" to President
Barack Obama during his speech
on health care reform.
The president shot eye daggers
at him and the rest of the sena-
tors and congressmen couldn't
believe what they had heard. In
short, it was a lot like Kanye at
the VMA's.
After a little examination, I dis-
covered a pattern. Wilson's wife
claims that previously that week
while she was making a pound
cake for their daughter's birthday
Wilson asked if there was sour
cream in the batter. When she
assured him that there wasn't he
shouted "You lie!" and stormed
out of the room.
I also discovered that before
winning his congressional seat,
Wilson had a plumbing company.
That's right he's Joe the Plumb-
er. Makes sense now, doesn't it.
I watched a couple of normal-
ly level headed people go ballistic
last week. Serena Williams got so
mad at the chair umpire in the US
Open finals that she was one step
from her head spinning around
and spitting pea soup (allusion to
The Exorcist for those of you who
haven't seen the movie).
It was awful. She broke her rac-
quet, cursed eloquently and gen-
erally made a fool of herself. I'm
a Serena fan, but she out-McEn-
roed John McEnroe, threatening
to shove the ball down the refer-
ee's throat. A little excessive.
Serena went on to lose the
match to Kim Clisters.
In the men's final, Swiss
Roger Federer was a little more
subdued but for him, just as off-
the-chain. Federer usually does
not show much emotion, but he
was taking a card from Serena's
deck in his finals loss.
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Dear Editor:
This is in response to the Sep-
tember 17 column by Kelley Lan-
ningan entitled "The wrong way
to tote a hay bale."
I am so appalled that Kel-
ley would even want to publish
something that reflects on some-
one's misfortune. What has our
world come to? It seems every-
one is video taping with camera
phones and such the misfortunes
of others, then placing it on You-
tube to get a laugh.
And in Ms. Kelley's situation,
she was taking pictures of a man
that was in the middle of the road
struggling to get his hay bale
back on his bike and just laugh-
ing it up.
It says in Hebrews 13:1-2 "Let
brotherly love continue. Be not
forgetful to entertain strangers:
for thereby some have enter-
tained angels unawares."
Angel or not, what should
have been done was someone go-
ing out there to help that man get
his stuff out of the road and then
helping him get back on his way.
Or better yet offering him a ride
and not take pictures and place a
column in the newspaper about
his mishap.
Jessica Sharp
Macclenny


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Replacing an air-conditioner
at the Ag Center will take even
longer after the Baker County
Commission voted 4-1 to re-bid
the project September 21.
The county received only one
bid before the advertised dead-
line from Dependable Heating
AC & Electrical Contractors,
which included a 5-ton AC unit
and duct work for $11,570. But
an hour after the deadline, Hig-
ginbotham Brothers Heating &
Air submitted a $8,427 bid for
the job as well. Both are located
in Macclenny.
"I believed it to be too high,
even before I saw the second
set of numbers," Commissioner
Michael Crews said of the timely
bid. He added that he recently
priced a similar job and it wasn't
nearly as expensive.
Mr. Higginbotham was asked
why he missed the deadline,
said County Manager Joe Cone,
and the contractor responded
he hadn't seen the ad soliciting
bids, but was called by a county
employee and told bids were due
by5:oo pm.
County attorney Terry Brown
advised against awarding the bid
to Higginbotham, recommend-
ing instead that commissioners
either accept the higher quote or
re-bid the project.
Commissioner Mark Hartley
cast the lone vote against reject-
ing both bids and re-advertising
for new bids.
"I didn't like the thought of
[bidders] knowing the other bid,"
he said, adding that in the future
late bids shouldn't be opened.
Commissioner Gordon Crews
was shocked at the small number
of responses.
"That just blows me away," he
said. "I can't believe there wasn't
eight bids in this economy."
New bids will be accepted dur-
ing the next two weeks and the
board could award the project at
its next regular meeting October
6.
Commissioners also granted
final approval of the roughly $33
million operating budget for the
2009-10 fiscal year beginning
October 1 and the accompanying


millage rate of $7.14 per $1000
of taxable property value.
The rate is unchanged from the
2008-09 fiscal year, but because
the combined taxable value of
lands in Baker County decreased
by about $6 million, the new rate
represents a tax decrease trans-
lating into about $25,000 less
than the previous year.
In other business this week:
County commissioners ac-
cepted $200,000 from DuPont
in return for the south county
mining operation's use of a pub-
lic right-of-way. Mr. Cone said
the cash will be used for future
road projects, though none have
been identified yet.
The board also approved
swapping right-of-way deeds
with Glen St. Mary Nurseries
Company in accordance with an
earlier agreement to reroute the
Glen Nursery Road north along
Interstate 10 instead of through
nursery property.
Sharon Padgett volunteered
to represent Baker County along
with Commissioner Hartley on
the North Florida Transporta-
tion Planning Organization's


regional transportation author-
ity task force. It's first meeting is
September 28 at lo:oo am on the
UNF campus in Jacksonville.
E.L. Padgett also volunteered,
but will serve on the St. Mary's
River Management Commit-
tee with Commissioner Gordon
Crews. That group convenes the
first Monday of each month at
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Though start-up of the new
sheriffs complex in north Mac-
clenny hasn't been perfect, jail
officials say the facility's lead
building contractor, Ajax Build-
ing Corp., has been quick to ad-
dress problem areas like water
pressure and lighting.
"We've had the typical last
minute things to fix," corrections
captain Danny Thomas told the
Baker Correctional Development
Corporation's [BCDC] board of
directors during their monthly
meeting September 16.
Mr. Thomas saidAjax has been
responding to what he called de-
sign flaws, not shoddy workman-
ship. At the builder's behest, a
number of subcontractors have
returned to make adjustments,
however.
For instance, additional bal-
last lightening has been installed
in some areas to ensure they
remain lighted, even during mo-
mentary power outages.
One of the more costly post-
construction activities was
installing a roughly $25,000
booster pump to ensure adequate
water pressure throughout the
facility.
Even at full capacity, the jail's
water pressure will stay constant
at 45 PSI (pounds per square
inch) with the new pump, said
facilities director Tim Nunn.
The pump was a part of the
jail's original design, but was
scrapped for cost savings.
"BCDC isn't having to pay for
that," Mr. Thomas assured the
board. "Because it's a design er-
ror, they [Ajax] are covering it."
Efforts to make sure that
billing and payments for new
Immigration and Customs En-
forcement (ICE) prisoners run
smoothly are underway as well.
Officials are sending the
agency a mock invoice in hopes
of avoiding any problems with
the first genuine bill expected to
go out at the end of the month.
Mr. Thomas said the test should
reveal any changes in procedure
or documentation that may be
needed.
He also told board members
that ICE officials have said to ex-
pect more prisoners after October
1. There have been an average of
40 ICE inmates per day the past
three weeks.
Right now only one of two cell
pods at the complex are in use.
Mr. Thomas said that another 75
prisoners would likely warrant
opening the second pod and acti-
vating additional guards.
That sparked a question from
BCDC President Todd Knabb
about the facility's ability to
handle a large influx of inmates
immediately.
"We are ready to house 300
inmates today," he said, adding
that shifts could be altered to
meet the demand. "We have all
the staff in place to do that."
In other business:
BCDC treasurer Ricky Davis
resigned his post, saying that he
recently bought a house in Geor-
gia and also wanted to focus on
changes in his business.
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Here's a great entertainment
idea right in Baker County's
backyard.
Two of our own will perform
in the annual Big Music Legends
show Saturday night, September
26 at the Spirit of the Suwannee
Music Park north of Live Oak.
Dale Bennett of Taylor does
a knockdown performance as
Loretta Lynn, and Keith Thrift of
Macclenny brings Conway Twitty
back to life. A number of other
"stand-ins" imitate Wynonna
Judd, Johnny Cash, Hank Wil-
liams Jr., Garth Brooks, Tammy
Wynette and more. And of course


there's an Elvis.
The show starts at 7:00 pm,
an hour after doors open at the
park's Music Hall. Seating is lim-
ited and there is an admission
fee.


with the team here," said Mr. Da-
vis. He had committed to stay on
the board through construction
and start-up of the complex, and
with those tasks completed, Mr.
Davis wants to move on.
The five-member board voted
unanimously to recommend that
former school superintendent
Paula Barton replace Mr. Davis.
The Baker County Commis-
sion is responsible for making
BCDC appointments.
Bank of Oklahoma, the trust-
ee for repayment of $45 million
bonded to fund the new jail and
sheriffs complex, also approved
BCDC's first operating budget to-
taling about $15.5 million.
In addition, BCDC finance
manager Jeffrey Cox explained
how proceeds from housing in-
mates will flow through the bank
and back to the BCDC for opera-
tions each month.
He said a records clerk will
track prisoner activity and agen-


cies like the federal Bureau of
Prisons, ICE and the county will
be billed for their respective in-
mates.
Resulting payments will go
into a BCDC account at Mercan-
tile Bank, from which the Bank of


Oklahoma will draw cash to place
in various trust accounts to cover
things like bond payments, taxes,
insurance, reserves and BCDC's
operating expenses, which will
be wired back monthly.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 02-2008-CA-000194
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DONALD MARONE A/K/A DONALD J. MARONE;
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; TAMMY MARINE A/K/
A TAMMY J.MARONE; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Fi-
nal Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 3rd day
of September, 2009, and entered in Case No. 02-
2008-CA-000194, of the Circuit Court of the 8TH
Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida,
wherein COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC. is the
Plaintiff and DONALD MARINE A/K/A DONALD J.
MARONE; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; TAMMY MA-
RONE A/K/A TAMMY J.MARONE; JOHN DOE; JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION
OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the
AT THE FRONT DOOR OR MAIN ENTRANCE OF THE
COURTHOUSE at the Baker County Courthouse in
Macclenny, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 13th day of
October, 2009, the following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:

LOT 2, BLOCK 3, SANDERSON TER-
RACE, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
2, PAGE 31, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE
SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE
LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.

IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY
WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER
TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE
ENTITLED AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVI-
SION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT
(AL FRASER) CLERK OF COURT OF BAKER COUN-
TY, FLORIDA AT 339 E. MACCLENNY AVENUE,
MACCLENNY, FLORIDA (904) 259-3121 WITHIN 2
WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NO-
TICE OF HEARING, IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE
IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8771.
Dated this 8th day of September, 2009.

Al Fraser
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: Jamie Crews
Deputy Clerk
Submitted by:
Law Office of Marshall C. Watson
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
9/17-9/24
NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ
of Execution issued in the County Court of Baker
County, Florida, on the 30th day of April, 2009, in
the cause wherein FINANCIAL PORTFOLIOS, II,
INC., as assignee of Chase Bank was plaintiff and
VERA DINKINS AND LEONARD DINKINS, were de-
fendants, being Case No. 02-2003-SC-208 in said
Court, I, Joey B. Dobson, as Sheriff of Baker County,
Florida have levied upon all the right, title and inter-
est of the defendant, Vera Dinkins, in and to the
following described personal property, to-wit:
2004 RED CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER
VIN#: 1GNDS13S842431234
I shall offer this property for sale, at the front
entrance of the Baker County Courthouse, 339 E.
Macclenny Ave. in Macclenny, FL, County of Baker,
State of Florida, on October 13th, 2009 at the hour
of 11:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as possible. I
will offer for sale all of the defendant's Vera Din-
kins, right, title and interest in the aforesaid person-
al property, at public auction and will sell the same,
subject to taxes, all prior liens, encumbrances and
judgments, if any, to the highest and best bidder for
CASH IN HAND. The proceeds to be applied as far
as may be to the payment of costs and the satisfac-
tion of the above described execution. (NOTE: In
accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act,
persons with disabilities needing special accom-
modation to participate in this proceeding should
contact the Baker County Sheriff's Office at (904)
259-0245 prior to the date of the sale.)
JOEY B. DOBSON,
Sheriff of Baker County, Florida
By: Pamela L. Davis, D.S.
9/10-10/1
HIGGINBOTHAM'S TOWING & RECOVERY
7611 WEST MT. VERNON
GLEN ST. MARY, FL. 32040-1120
Phone (904) 259-4375 FAX (904) 259-6146
The following vehicle will be sold at public
auction October 16, 2009 at 10:00 am at Hig-
ginbotham's Towing & Recovery, 7611 West Mt.
Vernon, Glen St. Mary, FL. 32040.
2006 Honda ATV
VIN #1HFTE317X64106118
1994 Jeep SUV
VIN #1J4GZ58YOTC171274


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 02-2008-CA-000178
U. S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUST-
EE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE CREDIT
SUISSE FIRST BOSTON MORTGAGE SECURITIES
CORP HOME EQUITY PASS THROUGH CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2006-8,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DANIEL BRYANT A/K/A DANIEL L. BRYANT A/K/A
DANIEL LEE BRYANT; CENTRAL OHIO CREDIT
CORP; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR DE-
CISION ONE MORTGAGE COMPANY, LLC; STATE
OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; AMAN-
DA CLARK AK/AAMANDA M. CLARKA/K/AAMAN-
DA CLARK BRYANT; GRACE L. DEFEE; JOSEPH H.
DEFEE; SANDRA F. BRYANT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF AMANDA CLARK A/K/A AMANDA M. CLARK A/
K/AAMANDA CLARK BRYANT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF DANIEL BRYANT A/K/A DANIEL L. BRYANT A/
K/A DANIEL LEE BRYANT; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OFTHE
SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Fi-
nal Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 3rd day of
September, 2009, and entered in Case No. 02-2008-
CA-000178, of the Circuit Court of the 8TH Judicial
Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida, wherein U.
S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE,
ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE CREDIT
SUISSE FIRST BOSTON MORTGAGE SECURITIES
CORP HOME EQUITY PASS THROUGH CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2006-8 is the Plaintiff and DANIEL
BRYANT A/K/A DANIEL L. BRYANT AK/A DANIEL
LEE BRYANT; CENTRAL OHIO CREDIT CORP;
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYS-
TEMS INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR DECI-
SION ONE MORTGAGE COMPANY, LLC; STATE OF
FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; AMANDA
CLARK AK/A AMANDA M. CLARK A/K/A AMANDA
CLARK BRYANT; GRACE L. DEFEE; JOSEPH H. DE-
FEE; SANDRA F BRYANT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
AMANDA CLARK A/K/A AMANDA M. CLARK A/K/A
AMANDA CLARK BRYANT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
DANIEL BRYANT A/K/A DANIEL L. BRYANT A/K/A
DANIEL LEE BRYANT; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for cash at the AT
THE FRONT DOOR OR MAIN ENTRANCE OF THE
COURTHOUSE at the Baker County Courthouse in
Macclenny, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 13th day of
October, 2009, the following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:

LOT 2, BLOCK "B", WILLIAM KNABB
SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2,
PAGE 21 IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE
SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE
LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.

IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY
WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER
TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE
ENTITLED AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVI-
SION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT
(AL FRASER) CLERK OF COURT OF BAKER COUN-
TY, FLORIDA AT 339 E. MACCLENNY AVENUE,
MACCLENNY, FLORIDA (904) 259-3121 WITHIN 2
WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NO-
TICE OF HEARING, IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE
IMPAIRED CALL 1-800-955-8771.
Dated this 8th day of September, 2009.

Al Fraser
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: Jamie Crews
Deputy Clerk
Submitted by:
Law Office of Marshall C. Watson
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
Telephone: (954) 453-0365
Facsimile: (954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
9/17-9/24
PUBLIC NOTICE
THE BAKER COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING
APPLICATIONS FROM INDIVIDUALS WILLING TO
SERVE ON THE LOCAL PLANNING AGENCY (LPA).
THIS BOARD, REQUIRED BY THE COMPREHEN-
SIVE PLANNING ACT, MEETS REGULARLYTWICEA
MONTH IN THE EVENINGS TO REVIEW AND MAKE
RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS ON COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
AMENDMENTS, CHANGES IN LAND USE CLAS-
SIFICATIONS, AND OTHER ISSUES ASSOCIATED
WITH LAND DEVELOPMENT AND DEVELOPMENT
REGULATIONS IN BAKER COUNTY ON OCCASION
THERE ARE OTHER PUBLIC NOTICED MEETINGS
TO DEAL WITH RELATED ISSUES.
THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO THE SUN-
SHINE LAW AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE RE-
QUIREMENTS OF FLORIDA STATUTES.
INTERESTED PARTIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO
CONTACT THE COUNTY COMMISSION OFFICE BY
OCTOBER 5, 2009 @ 3:00PM., AT 55 NORTH MAC-
CLENNY AVENUE, MACCLENNY, FLORIDA (904)
259-3613.
9/24-10/1


PUBLIC NOTICE
The Baker County Board of Baker County Com-
missioners will hold a public hearing on Monday,
October 19, 2009 at 6:01 PM or as soon thereafter
as possible to consider for adoption the proposed
Resolution whose title hereinafter appears. The
Baker County Land Planning Agency will hold a
public hearing to review the proposed Resolution
on Thursday, October 8, 2009 at 7:01 PM or as
soon thereafter as possible. Both public hearings
will be held at the County Administration Building,
55 North Third Street, Macclenny, Florida. On the
dates above mentioned, all interested parties may
appeal and be heard with respect to this Resolution
which is titled as follows:
A RESOLUTION BY THE BAKER COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AUTHORIZ-
ING EXECUTION OF A LETTER OF CONCURRENCE
ON BEHALF OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA TO BE
SUBMITTED WITH AN APPLICATION TO REORGA-
NIZE GENERAL PURPOSE FOREIGN TRADE ZONE
NUMBER 64 TO THE FOREIGN-TRADE ZONES
BOARD UNDER THE ALTERNATIVE SITE FRAME-
WORK
A copy of said resolution may be inspected by
any member of the public in the commissioner's of-
fice, address stated above. In accordance with Sec-
tion 286.0105, F.S.; "If any person decided to appeal
any decision made by the County Commission with
respect to any matter considered at this scheduled
meeting or hearing, the person will need a record
of the proceedings, and for such purposes the per-
son may need to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceeding is made which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based."
According to the American with Disabilities Act,
persons needing a special accommodations or an
interpreter to participate to participate in those pro-
ceeding should contact the Administration Depart-
ment at (904) 259-3613 at least 48 hours prior to
the time of the hearing.
9/24-10/01
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO.: 02-2009-DR-323
In re: The Marriage of:
Roberta L. Snyder,
Petitioner,

And

Brian E. Snyder,
Respondent,

NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE

TO: Brian E. Snyder
11236 Allen Acres Road
Macclenny, Fl 32063

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been
filed against you and that you are required to serve
a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on
the petitioner Roberta L. Snyder, whose address
is 11236 Allen Acres Road, Macclenny, FL 32063
on or before October 22, 2009 and file the original
with the clerk of this court at 339 E. Macclenny
Avenue, Macclenny FL 32063 before service on
Petitioner or immediately thereafter IF you fail to
do so, a default may be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court documents in this case,
including orders, are available at the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office. You may review these docu-
ments upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court's
office notified of your current address. (You may
file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme
Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.). Future
papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address
on record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law
Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic dis-
closure of documents and information. Failure to
comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal
or striking of pleadings.
Dated: September 21, 2009.


9/24-10/15


Clerk of the Court
By: Jamie Crews
Deputy Clerk


CITIZENS OF MACCLENNY
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE at the regular meeting
of the City Council on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at
6:00 o'clock P.M. at City Hall, 118 East Macclenny
Avenue, Macclenny, Florida, the City of Macclenny
will consider the below Ordinance for final reading:
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE
AMENDING ARTICLE II OF CHAPTER 18 OF THE
CITY OF MACCLENNY CODE OF ORDINANCES TO
AMEND SECTION 18-36 TO ESTABLISH SCHEDULE
OF COLLECTION REFUSE AS ESTABLISHED BY
CITY MANAGER; AMEND SECTION 18-37 TO ES-
TABLISH CURBSIDE REFUSE COLLECTION FEES
AS ESTABLISHED BY CITY MANAGER; AMEND
SECTION 18-39 TO ESTABLISH CANISTER OR
DUMPSTER REFUSE COLLECTION FEES AS ES-
TABLISHED BY CITY MANAGER; PROVIDING FOR
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Anyone having an interest in the final reading of
this Ordinance is invited to attend the meeting.
9/24
Registration of Fictitious Names
I the undersigned, being duly sworn, do here-
by declare under oath that the names of all persons
interested in the business or profession carried on
under the name of Baker County Real Estate Con-
nection whose principle place of business is: P.O.
Box 1623, Glen Saint Mary, FL 32040 and the
extent of the interest of each is as follows:
NAME EXTENT OF INTEREST
Bryana Stafford 100%
Bryana Stafford
Signature
STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF BAKER
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 18th
day of September, 2009.
Al Fraser
Clerk of Court
Baker County, Florida
By Sherri Dugger
As Deputy Clerk
9/24


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
Baker County Board of Commissioners CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
55 North Third Street CASE NO.: 2008-CA-000182
Macclenny, FL 32063


INVITATION TO BID
NEW 5 TON HEAT PUMP SPLIT SYSTEM
The Baker County Board of Commissioners will be
accepting written sealed bids until 2:00pm on Octo-
ber 1, 2009 for the following: Removal of existing
system (air handler & heat pump) and install One
(1) New 5 ton heat pump split system including air
handler for the Baker County Agriculture Building
(Auditorium) and replace approximately 80 feet of
existing duct work with new round flex duct work.
All work must be performed by a licensed person
and be in compliance with state and local codes.
Please submit bids to: Baker County Board of Com-
missioners, Attention Sara Little at 55 North Third
Street, Macclenny, FL 32063.
The Board of County Commissioners reserves the
right to reject any or all bids for any reason what-
soever.
9/24
IN THE EIGHT JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 02-2009-CP-026
IN RE: ESTATE OF
Jewell L. Lewis
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Jewell L.
Lewis a/k/a Jewell Burnsed Lewis, deceased, whose
date of death was March 30, 2009, is pending as
Case No. 02-09-CP-26 in the Circuit Court for Baker
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is 339 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny,
Florida 32063. The names and addresses of the
personal representatives and the personal repre-
sentatives' attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS
OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice is
September 24, 2009.

Attorneys for Personal Representatives:
SCRUGGS & CARMICHAEL, P.A.
By: Virginia E. Griffis, Esq.
Fla. Bar No. 761931
4041-B NW 37th Place
Gainesville, FL 32606
Tel.: (352) 374-4120, ext. 4324
Fax: (352) 378-9326
Co-Personal Representative:
Thomas E. Yarbrough


9/24-10/01


Co-Personal Representative:
James Gregory Lyons


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO.: 02-2009-DR-332
TAMARA WELSH LOFTIS,
Petitioner,

And

JERRY DEAN NICHOLS,
Respondent,

NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE

TO: JERRY DEAN NICHOLS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
8308 ODEN AVENUE
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32216

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been
filed against you and that you are required to serve
a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on
Tamara W. Loftis whose address is 4812 Elizabeth
Terrace, Jacksonville, FL 32205 on or before Octo-
ber 24, 2009 and file the original with the clerk of
this court at 339 E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny
FL 32063 before service on Petitioner or immedi-
ately thereafter If you fail to do so, a default may
be entered against you for the relief demanded in
the petition.
Copies of all court documents in this case,
including orders, are available at the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office. You may review these docu-
ments upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court's
office notified of your current address. (You may
file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme
Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.). Future
papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address
on record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law
Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic dis-
closure of documents and information. Failure to
comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal
or striking of pleadings.
Dated: August 19, 2009.


9/24-10/15


Clerk of the Court
By: Jamie Crews
Deputy Clerk


WELLbS FARGO BANK, IAAS TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LAMONDA L. MEHNE N/K/A LAMONDA L. MOSE-
LEY, MICHAEL MOSELEY UNKNOWN TENANTS)
IN POSSESSION #1 and #2, and ALL OTHER UN-
KNOWN PARTIES, et.al.,
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated Septem-
ber 3, 2009, entered in Civil Case No.: 2008-CA-
000182 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial
Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida, wherein
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA AS TRUSTEE, Plaintiff,
and LAMONDA L. MEHNE N/K/A LAMONDA L.
MOSELEY and MICHAEL MOSELEY, are Defen-
dants.
I will sell to the highest bidder for cash, at the
Front Door of the Baker County Courthouse, 339
East MacClenny Avenue, MacClenny, FL 32063, at
11:00 AM, on the 29th day of September, 2009,
the following described real property as set forth in
said Final Summary Judgment, to wit:
PARCEL "E"
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE S 1/2
OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 17, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE 22
EAST, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA; SAID
PARCEL BEING MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT A FOUND 4"x4" CON-
CRETE MONUMENT LOCATED AT THE NW
CORNER OF THE S 1/2 OF THE NE 1/4 OF
THE NW 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 17 AND
RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 22 MINUTES
58, SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE WEST
LINE OF SAID S 1/2 OF NE 1/4 OF NW 1/4,
FOR A DISTANCE OF 329.12 FEET TO A
SET 1/2" IRON ROD; THENCE RUN NORTH
89 DEGREES 10 MINUTES 39 SECONDS
EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 432.22 FEET
TO A SET 1/2" IRON ROD FOR THE POINT
OF BEGINNING. FROM THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING THUS DESCRIBED CONTINUE
NORTH 89 DEGREES 10 MINUTES 39 SEC-
ONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 432.22
FEET TO A SET 1/2" IRON ROD; THENCE
RUN SOUTH 00 DEGREES 32 MINUTES
04 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF
330.06 FEET TO A SET 1/2" IRON ROD
LOCATED ON THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID
S 1/2 OF NE 1/4 OF NW 1/4; THENCE RUN
SOUTH 89 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 22 SEC-
ONDS WEST, AS A BASIS OF BEARINGS,
ALONG LAST SAID SOUTH LINE, FOR A
DISTANCE OF 432.66 FEET TO A SET 1/2"
IRON ROD; THENCE RUN NORTH 00 DE-
GREES 27 MINUTES 32 SECONDS WEST
FOR A DISTANCE OF 329.59 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
SUBJECT TO AND TOGETHER WITH A
30 FOOT EASEMENT FOR INGRESS,
EGRESS, AND UTILITIES LYING IN THE S
1/2 OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 17, TOWNSHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE 22
EAST, BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA; SAID
EASEMENT BEING MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT A FOUND 4"x4" CON-
CRETE MONUMENT LOCATED AT THE
NW CORNER OF THE S 1/2 OF THE NE
1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF SAID SECTION
17 AND RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 06
MINUTES 55 SECONDS EAST, AS A BA-
SIS OF BEARINGS, ALONG THE NORTH
LINE OF SAID S 1/2 OF NE 1/4 OF NW II
1/4, FOR A DISTANCE OF 1295.37 FEET
TO A FOUND 4"x4" CONCRETE MONU-
MENT LOCATED ON THE WESTERLY R/W
LINE OF STATE ROAD 121; THENCE RUN
SOUTH 00 DEGREES 36 MINUTES 36
SECONDS EAST, ALONG LAST SAID RW
LINE, FOR A DISTANCE OF 315.52 FEET
TO A SET 1/2" IRON ROD FOR THE POINT
OF BEGINNING. FROM THE POINT OF
BEGINNING THUS DESCRIBED CONTINUE
SOUTH 00 DEGREES 36 MINUTES 36
SECONDS EAST, ALONG LAST SAID R/W
LINE, FOR A DISTANCE OF 30.00 FEET
TO A SET 1/2" IRON ROD; THENCE RUN
SOUTH 89 DEGREES 10 MINUTES 39 SEC-
ONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 894.49
FEET TO A SET 1/2 IRON ROD; THENCE
RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 27 MINUTES
32 SECONDS WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF
30.00 FEET TO A SET 1/2" IRON ROD;
THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 10
MINUTES 39 SECONDS EAST FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 894.41 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING.
TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE
HOME BEARING IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: GAF-
L335A8802-HH21 & GAFL335B8802-HH21
If you are a person claiming a right to funds
remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with
the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you
fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any re-
maining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of
record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim
the surplus.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on
September 9, 2009.
AL FRASER
CLERK OFTHE COURT
By: Jamie Crews
Deputy Clerk
Attorney for Plaintiff:
Brian L. Rosaler, Esquire
Popkin & Rosaler, PA.
1701West Hillsboro Boulevard Suite 400
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Telephone: (954) 360-9030
Facsimile: (954) 420-5187
9/17-9/24


Thursday, September 24,2009









Public defenders to move Coalition eyes NEFSH battle


Court system pressuring county


JOEL ADDINGTON
NEWS EDITOR
reporter@bakercountypress.com
Officials from the 8th Judicial
Circuit have been meeting with
the county in recent weeks to
salvage a two-year-old plan for
moving the state attorney and
public defender offices out of the
courthouse to make more room
for court administration.
An agreement reached in
November, 2007 to use an
$800,000 grant to complete the
task was amended March 2008
in light of county commissioners'
plans to construct a new admin-
istration building using the cash
by March 2009.
Though construction plans
were completed, it became clear
this year that about $713,000 in
remaining funds wouldn't cover
all the associated costs.
The county remains in default
of the agreement, which also
called for the county commission
space to be occupied by the state
attorney's office no later than Oc-
tober 1.
"I don't need it," 8th Circuit
State Attorney Bill Cervone said
the morning of September 21
during the group's second meet-
ing in two weeks. "It's very much
a 'when we can' [afford it]."
The deal also assigned space
for the Office of Regional Conflict
Counsel (RCC), which in Baker
County is a single attorney who
takes the place of public defend-
ers when they have a conflict of
interest, like knowing the defen-
dant or victim personally.
Such conflicts were avoided


Alleges


attack,


cell theft
A criminal complaint for bat-
tery and petty theft was filed Sep-
tember 16 against Phillip Givens,
24, of Macclenny for attacking
another man during an argument
over a stolen four-wheeler.
Mitchell Buchanan, 37, said
the accused punched him several
times and took a phone valued
at $150. He made a similar com-
plaint against Mr. Givens earlier
that day. The first incident took
place on North 6th St. in Mac-
clenny, the second on North Bou-
levard,
Police were called to sev-
eral other disturbances the past
week:
Vincent Raymond, 20, of
Macclenny was named in a bat-
tery complaint as the person who
attacked Veatrice Crockett, 59,
and Carmie McInarnay, 39, at
a residence off South 7th St. in
Macclenny.
The incident occurred about
2:00 the morning of September
20 during an argument about a
car.
Nicholas Gadsby, 18, was ar-
rested for battery on his father
Scott, 42, and 41-year-old mother
Lucia.
The couple called police the
evening of September 17, and
Deputy Kevin Jenkins said when
he arrived at the residence on
North Lowder, the son was bang-
ing his head against a door. He
was also charged with resisting
arrest.
A suspect identified only as
A.J. Lee may be responsible for
firing two shots from a pistol
while he walked behind several
people on Grissholm St. in Mac-
clenny.
Brenda Manning, 26, Quentin
Paige, 19, and Ricci Gaskins, 22,
said they exchanged brief words
with the suspect the evening of
September 16 before walking
away. The assailant then fired the
pistol and fled south on nearby
Joan St.
Brenda Canaday, 52, was
arrested for DUI after she drove
a Ford Ranger into an embank-
ment off Moccasin Creek Dr. on
September 19.
Ms. Canaday called police


earlier about alleged abuse at
the hands of her daughter, who
lives at the same address. Deputy
Shawn Bishara said a criminal
complaint was not warranted
after speaking to the daughter
Cynthia Gordon and others at the
residence.


previously by hiring private
counsel at the state's expense, but
a move by the Florida Legislature
in 2007 to form RCC changed
that protocol.
Today the conflict attorney is
located in the rear portion of the
county's building and planning
offices on 3rd St. northwest of
the courthouse. And though the
state pays the position's salary,
the county has been responsible
for office space and a telephone
per the legislature's mandate.
That changed last July with
an appeals court decision pushed
the onus for housing conflict
counsels back onto the state.
That could mean leasing space
from the county or someone else
in the future.
Further complicating mat-
ters was pressure from the 8th
Circuit's new Chief Judge Mar-
tha Lott for the county to fulfill
the agreement and find space for
the public defenders office that's
separated from the RCC office.
That separation is critical, Judge
Lott said at this week's meeting,
because it removes any appear-
ance of impropriety,
"If they're under the same roof
... I don't believe it would stand
legal inquiry on appeal," said
Judge Lott.
In a meeting the week be-
fore, the chief judge argued that
the agreement could be legally
enforced despite the fact that
a number of milestones were
missed last year and there's no
expectation of meeting the Octo-
ber i deadline now.
County Manager Joe Cone


said that matter was referred to
county attorney Terry Brown,
who urged officials to find a reso-
lution and avoid one branch of
government suing another.
The group decided this week
to redraft the agreement in ac-
cordance with the following
strategy: county planning, build-
ing and environmental health de-
partments will move into the old
sheriffs annex immediately east
of their current location; public
defenders will take over the va-
cated county offices and court
administration will move into the
former public defender's offices.
No deadline has been specified
yet, but Mr. Cone said the moves
could take place by year's end.
However, the local RCC office
will need a new home to main-
tain the separation with public
defenders.
"That's still up in the air," said
Mr. Cone.

Worksource

mobile centers
WorkSource has expanded
beyond its career centers by de-
ploying vans with wireless en-
abled laptops to provide work-
shops, information on careers
and training scholarships, and
employment leads.
The vans will be at Northeast
Florida State Hospital's health
benefits fair from 9:oo am to
4:00 pm September 23 and at
the First Baptist Church of Mac-
clenny from 2:30 to 5:30 pm the
following day, September 24.


JOEL ADDINGTON
NEWS EDITOR
reporter@bakercountypress.com
The Baker County Legislative
Coalition last week reaffirmed its
opposition to privatizing man-
agement at Northeast Florida
State Hospital and signaled an
unwillingness to even consider
the possibility.
The co-op of officials from
Macclenny, the county, the
school district and Glen St. Mary
was formed largely in response to
the privatization threat and con-
vened the morning of September
16 to review and update a sum-
mary of legislative priorities for
the coming year.
When lobbying state legisla-
tors in early 2009 against priva-
tization, local officials like Cham-
ber of Commerce Director Darryl
Register often admonished the
back-door tactics of pro-privati-
zation legislators.
"It played well with the leg-
islature. We were on their heart
strings a little bit," Mr. Register
said. "Here we are a little rural
county and they're going to drive
this down our throat."
Mr. Register put that senti-
ment on paper by including lan-
guage in the coalition's legisla-
tive priorities saying it opposed
any privatization efforts, "unless
these changes or proposals have
been vetted, fully explained,
understood, supported and re-
quested by local officials in Baker
County."
Coalition members soon re-
solved to delete that statement
and take a more definitive posi-
tion.
"I'm not opposed to discus-
sions," Macclenny commissioner
Phil Rhoden said. "But what
you're essentially saying in there
is, 'Yeah, we oppose it, but if you
tell us about it, it's okay...' There's
no guarantee they can give you.
They can sign documents saying
they won't move [the hospital] or
cut salaries, but when you turn it
over to a private entity, you have
lost control of the situation."
Commissioner Rhoden is a
longtime employee of NEFSH.
Language advocating an inde-
pendent study to gauge the effec-


tiveness of previous outsourcing
at state hospitals in South Florida
was dropped as well. Such a study
could be used to delay legisla-
tive action should privatization
gain momentum once again, the
group reasoned.
"It's a good ace in the hole,"
said County Manager Joe Cone.
A full review by the legisla-
ture's Office of Program Policy
Analysis and Government Ac-
countability (OPPAGA) could
take as long as six months, noted
Mr. Rhoden.
However, OPPAGA has al-
ready begun gathering infor-
mation on the Macclenny facil-
ity at the direction of the Florida
House. County commissioner
Michael Crews, the hospital's
head of security, said that effort
doesn't appear to be objective.
"Those questions were gener-
ated with a specific purpose in
mind, and that was to make the
hospital look bad," he said.
The coalition also added to
its list of priorities opposition to
full-implementation of the voter-


approved Class Size Amendment
without additional state funding,
and decided to retain the services
of the county's capitol lobbyist
Chris Doolin through June 2010
for $25,200.

Fall pow-wow

is October 1-3
Take in the pageantry and
soak up native American culture
at the annual Cherokee of Geor-
gia fall pow-wow at St. George
on October 1-3.
The event features story tell-
ing, primitive camps, museum
relics and traders with Indian
arts and crafts. A highlight is the
grand entry on Friday and Sat-
urday nights at 7:00.
Admission is free and camp-
ing spaces are available.
The ceremonial campgrounds
are located just west of St.
George; follow the signs.
For more details, contact the
tribal office at 912-843-2230.


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS


Mother arrested after

son admits sores came

from cigarette burns


PHOTOS BY JOEL ADDINGTON
Above: Mike Griffis, George Sheldon, Janet Adkins and the Infantino family. Below: Joe Infantino (right) with Mr. Sheldon.


50 years


treating


Florida


patients

An estimated 1100 people
including hospital employees,
community leaders and other
dignitaries like state Represen-
tative Janet Adkins and state
Senator Charlie Dean attended
a celebration in honor of North-
east Florida State Hospital's
(NEFSH) 5oth year serving the
state's mentally ill the morning
of September 18.
A number of guests and
NEFSH administrators spoke
about the facility's value to both
patients and the local commu-
nity. The keynote speaker, De-
partment of Children & Family's
Secretary George H. Sheldon,
thanked hospital staff for their
hard work and dedication over
the years.
"It does not escape the gov-
ernor, the quality of work that's
here," he said.
A lunch followed the ceremony
inside the John J. Crews Activity


A 29-year-old Glen St. Mary
mother was jailed late on Sep-
tember 15 for neglect of her two
young sons, one of whom admit-
ted to a sheriffs investigator that
marks on his arm were from ciga-
rette burns.
Police were tipped off to pos-
sible abuse by a relative and the
mother insisted to Investigator
John Harden that lesions on her
son's arm were due to impetigo, a
skin condition.
The investigator went to the
residence off US 90 that evening
after several attempts during the
day to make contact with the
mother. A case worker for the De-
partment of Children and Fami-
lies [DCF] had also tried several
times to make contact, and In-
vestigator Hardin noted the resi-
dence was "very unsanitary and
poorly maintained" with trash
piled up on the front porch and
near a rear entrance.
Police also learned that the
two boys, ages 7 and 5, had not
been in school.
Shortly after lo:oo pm, the in-
vestigator was tipped off via tele-
phone that the mother, who had
evaded both police and DCF, was
returning to her residence and
would be there soon. A half-hour
later Investigator Harden was at
the address seeking to interview
the younger son.
Initially, the boy followed his
mother's prompt and told the in-


vestigator the lesions were due to
impetigo, then in a one-on-one
interview he admitted two sores
on his right arm were from ciga-
rette burns. When informed of
that statement, the mother be-
came agitated and shouted at her
son, 'Tell them it is impetigo!"
Investigator Hardin quoted
the older brother later admonish-
ing the 5-year-old, saying "You
were supposed to tell them it was
impetigo like mom told you. Now
she is in trouble."
Tajuana Gentry of DCF was
summoned to take custody of the
boys, and during an inspection of
the residence discovered the light
switch in the children's bedroom
was hanging by bare wires, an ob-
vious safety hazard.
When the case worker asked
the older brother about the burn
marks on the younger one, he re-
plied, "I have been wanting to say
what has been going on in this
house for a while, but I can't tell
y'all."
The 7-year-old refused to
make further statements on his
brother's condition, Investigator
Hardin noted in his report.
Child neglect is a third-degree
felony. The children were sched-
uled for an interview with the
Child Protection Team in Jack-
sonville, and additional charges
against the mother or others
could result.


Prescription pills


Center, where an historical dis-
play was located. It included old
newspaper articles, the facility's
achievement awards like the
Governor's Sterling Award, and
photo collages from events like
the annual golf tournaments,
July 4th fireworks displays and
Veterans Day parades.
"Our achievements could not
be possible without the support
of our local community, our sub-
stance abuse and mental health


partners and family members,"
said NEFSH's top administrator
Joe Infantino. "Our employees
now span multi-generations of
individuals who have dedicated
their professional lives in service
to Floridians.
"We are indebted to the count-
less hours that community volun-
teers, local leadership, individu-
als and area businesses provided
to make this momentous occa-
sion the success it was."


Three years in prison for cocaine

sale close to Keller Intermediate


A Macclenny man was sent to
state prison for three years af-
ter pleading no contest in circuit
court on September 21to sale and
possession of crack cocaine in a
west city neighborhood in Febru-
ary of this year.
Gregory Robins, 21, will re-
ceive credit for 116 days in county
jail following his arrest as a result
of a undercover buy arranged by
sheriffs investigators near Keller
Intermediate School. Mr. Robins
has a prior arrest record that in-
cludes possession of cocaine and
drug paraphernalia.
In other sentencing this week
during regular motion and docket
session:
Judge James Nilon of
Gainesville sentenced Jason Par-
ish of Macclenny to 15.3 months
in prison for violating a house ar-
rest probation in a 2008 case. Mr.
Parish, 22, was on probation for
attempted aggravated battery on
his pregnant girlfriend.
Jerry Depratter of Sanderson
will be in prison another year and
five days in return for his no con-
test plea to felony battery by a re-
peat offender. Mr. Depratter, 39,
is already serving a sentence in a
Columbia County case.
A similar prison term was or-
dered for Elliott Miller, who ad-
mitted to violating probation for
felony driving with a license that
had been revoked as an habitual
offender. He gets credit for 44
days in county jail.
Enoch Fraser III admitted to
violating a 2007 probation and
Judge Nilon added another 14
months to a term he is already
serving for robbery while armed
in Volusia County.
The defendant was on proba-
tion in September, 2008 when
he committed the offense in Day-
tona Beach. At the time, he was
not supposed to leave the county,
and his court record indicates Mr.
Fraser had other probation viola-
tions.
Robert Lovett of Hilliard
pleaded no contest to reduced
charges of aggravated assault
with intent to commit a felony


and aggravated assault, and was
placed on sex offender probation
for ten years.
Judge Nilon also ordered Mr.
Lovett, 24, to spend one week a
month for the next year in county
jail.
He had originally been charged
with lewd and lascivious acts with
a child older than 12 and younger
than 16. The defendant was ar-
rested in July, 2008 for having
sex with a Macclenny teen who
he had met on the Internet. She
originally told him she was 17,
and a sexual relationship contin-
ued after she admitted to being
only 15.
Douglas Simpson admitted
to violating probation in several
2003 cases and his term was
lengthened by three years. Judge
Nilon also ordered him to serve
100 hours of community service.
Charles Osteen will serve a
90-day jail sentence followed by
two years of probation in return
for a no contest plea to driving
with a permanently revoked li-
cense and criminal mischief. He
was also forbidden to drive dur-
ing the length of the sentence.
Melissa Pritchett will be in
county jail 60 days and then on
house arrest for eight months


after pleading no contest to sale
of prescription drugs. The judge
ordered her into drug offender
probation for two years.
Judge Nilon revoked a three-
year probation violated by Jason
Smith and replaced it with four
years. His offenses include aggra-
vated battery on a person 65 and
older, petty theft and felony driv-
ing while license suspended.
David Brannen has already
served most of the 45-day county
jail sentence he got for multiple
counts of firearm theft and forg-
ery. He will be on house arrest a
year following release, and also
must enroll in group therapy for
both drug and alcohol abuse.
Gregory Andrews admitted
violating probation on a number
of offenses and has served most
of the 18o-day jail sentenced im-
posed this week. Probation was
terminated and the state dropped
one count of grand theft and ag-
gravated assault with a deadly
weapon.
Christopher Johns admit-
ted he violated probation on two
counts of making or throwing de-
structive devices in 2003. He was
sentenced to a year in county jail
and fines.


found in
A Macclenny man who failed
to stop his Nissan pickup when
pursued by a county deputy on
North Boulevard the evening of
September 19 ended up in jail
charged with felony drug posses-
sion.
Floyd Barron, 47, was at the
wheel of the vehicle when spot-
ted by Deputy Jeff Shouse at 7:30
near CR 228 when it failed to re-
main in a single lane. The officer
said the Nissan continued east-
bound into the Deerwood Circle
neighborhood despite the fact
that he had activated his emer-
gency lights. Mr. Barron said he
did not see the officer behind him
due to a faulty mirror.
A vehicle search turned up a
bottle containing two Percocet
pills for which Mr. Barron did
not have a prescription. A second
bottle containing Endocent pills
belonged to Kenneth Barron, a
passenger.
In addition to the drug charge,


pickup
Floyd Barron was booked for
driving on a suspended license,
fleeing police, failure to maintain
a single lane and having the de-
fective mirror.
In another drug case, this one
for misdemeanor marijuana pos-
session, Derek Crews, 30, of Mac-
clenny was arrested about 1:20
am on September 15.
Deputy Shouse's report states
he stopped Mr. Crews' 2003 Ford
pickup on North Lowder for fail-
ure to stay in a single lane and
having no tag lights.
The officer said he detected an
odor of marijuana when he ap-
proached the truck and found a
small amount of pot between the
seats. He also found a smoking
pipe in Mr. Crews' shirt pocket,
which resulted in a second misde-
meanor for possession of narcot-
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about an experience I had with the Baker County Sheriffs
Office.

During the summer of last year I was arrested by Deputy
Wayne Limbaugh. Deputy Limbaugh stopped me for
questioning and I was being disrespectful of his authority
as a police officer. I spent the night in jail, have spent the
past year on probation, and all together the incident has
cost me close to $6,000.

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Youth completes NASA camp


One of 18 chosen for program, $60K scholarship


KELLEY LANNIGAN
FEATURES
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Before he could even talk,
Brent Dennard showed an un-
usual fascination with electron-
ics.
That fascination culminated in
July when the then rising Baker
County High School senior par-
ticipated in the 2009 Governor's
School for Space Science and
Technology at Kennedy Space
Center (KSC) in Cape Canaveral.
The school was offered to only
18 students statewide through a
partnership between NASA and
the Florida Institute of Technol-


ogy. Participants were also given
a $60,000 scholarship to attend
the institute next fall.
Brent plans to become a pilot
and work in aviation engineer-
ing, ultimately for NASA.
He spent two event-filled
weeks at KSC studying the sci-
ence behind space exploration
and its accompanying technolo-
gy. It afforded him a behind-the-
scenes look at launch facilities
and labs. He also took part in a
research project involving an F-
104 Starfighter jet.
Brent recently spoke with The
Press about his experience at his
Glen St. Mary home, where he set


up a laptop to view the hundreds
of photos he shot while at the
school. One photo shows visitors
looking down into one of the labs
from windows that line a special
viewing hallway above it.
"Last spring, I traveled to
Kennedy Space Center as a visi-
tor with my ROTC class," he said.
"I stood behind the windows in
that same hallway looking down
at technicians as they worked on
components that would become
part of the International Space
Station."
The young man felt a longing
he had never experienced and
wished there was some way he
could go down
on the floor of
S the lab.
i He didn't
.r know it yet, but
I his teacher Cathy
Hooper was
already in the
process of rec-
ommending him
to the governor's
school program.
"Two months
earlier, I was
dying to be on
the other side of
those windows,"
says Brent. "Then
I got accepted in
the governor's


school and suddenly, there I was
- down on the lab floor. It was
like some kind of dream."
The experience for the hope-
ful future pilot was invaluable in
helping galvanize his career path.
He witnessed first-hand NASA's
ongoing technological research
and some of his classes were con-
ducted by former astronaut Dr.
Sam Durrance and space physi-
cist Dr. Niescja Turner, both FIT
professors.
"I got to see many of the sys-
tems of space shuttle technology
up close," said Brent. "The level of
quality that goes into the design
and engineering is more beauti-
ful to me than the most beautiful
sunset."
Watching the launch of the
space shuttle, after standing be-
neath it in the lab and examining
special silica tiles that are part of
the vehicle's thermal protection
system, wasn't too bad either.
The students were gathered
at a location some 3.5 miles from
the launch pad, which is the clos-
est people are allowed to be dur-
ing a launch for safety reasons.
At closer range, the noise
level can be unendurable and the
massive release of energy during
lift-off rips up and throws large
sections of concrete through the
air and twists metal barriers.
NASA has a team of people who
do nothing
but repair the
launch pad
and the road-


KELLEY LANNIGAN
FEATURES
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The Shack by the Track.
The name alone is enough to
pique the curiosity of travelers
along Highway 121 as they pass
through St. George, Georgia.
Those who take the initiative
to turn off the main road and go
find this unique restaurant situat-
ed right beside the railroad tracks
may be surprised, but certainly
not disappointed. The place liter-
ally oozes personality.
The rustic building is a quaint
hodgepodge of unpainted weath-
ered wood rooms joined together.
There aren't any windows, but
screens keep insects out and let
the breeze in. On the porch, pa-
trons stop to wash their hands
after downing a generous slab of
ribs slathered in sweet sauce.
Inside the main dining area are
picnic tables, a couple of booths
and single chairs. A wood stove
provides heat in the winter. Fans
circulate the air when the weather
is hot. Customers place orders
through a small swinging screen
door on which is stuck a note
that says, "We need quarters and
ones." A vinyl curtain separates
the kitchen from the dining room
and doubles as a canvas where
visitors can sign their names.
The Shack is a favorite stop-
ping place for motorcyclists who
frequently take rides through the
Georgia Bend area north of Mac-
clenny and the state line. It's not
unusual to see the sandy park-
ing lot filled with up to 40 bikes.
Charley Weaver, who lives out
near Fernandina Beach, brought
his German made Retro Ural
sidecar motorcycle out for a spin
last Saturday on south Georgia's
back roads and stopped at The
Shack for lunch.
"I absolutely love this place.
It's like something out of a novel
about the old South," he said. "I


The Shack by the Track in St. George, Ga.


like to bring people here just to
see the outdoor barbecue grill
because it has such a unique de-
sign."
A large oak tree next to the
indoor dining room covers The
Shack with shade from its far-
reaching canopy. A group of
tables with umbrellas are a great
place to kick back and relax, espe-
cially after a long ride on the open
road.
Originally a hotdog and ice
cream stand, The Shack has for
the last nine years been owned
and operated by Bonnie and
Dwight Combs.
The Combs lived in St. George
years ago when The Shack was
just a one-room building with an
outdoor deck for customers to eat
ice cream.
"I always loved this place and
used to think I'd like to own it,"
said Mrs. Combs. "We moved
away from here, but then came
back. The Shack was for sale and
we bought it."
The Shack is still known for its
ice cream sundaes and banana
splits, but Ms. combs wanted to
offer something else to bring cus-
tomers in during the winter.
"I figured we needed to sell
some barbecue, so we got busy
getting the place set up for that."
Her husband, a capable car-


PHOTO BY K


penter, enclosed the outside deck
to make the main dining room.
An open air shed was built to ac-
commodate a monstrous 1500-
gallon drum converted to a grill.
The grill's lid was so heavy
the ladies who worked there had
trouble lifting it. Mr. Combs came
up with a clever way to fix that.
He installed a garage door motor
on the roof and attached cables to
the grill lid. At the flip of a switch
the lid is raised or lowered. Prob-
lem solved.
The Shack is known for its ribs
and Boston butt. They even ship
the meat to other countries.
"The farthest our butts go is
to Costa Rica," said Mr. Combs,
laughing at his own humor. "We
have one client down there who
orders from us all the time."
Mr. Combs is up at 4:30 ev-
ery morning. He arrives at The
Shack to fire up the grill and get
the meat for the day ready to cook
and serve. Cords of split firewood
lie stacked out back.
"I used to split all this by
hand," he said. "No more. Now I
pay someone to do it."
Ms. Combs loves running the
restaurant because she's come
to know her customers very well
over the years.
"People coming in here are
more like family than customers.


It's wonderful to see
smiling faces coming
through the door,"
Sshe said.
It's rare the couple
ever gets a com-
plaint.
"We got a bad
complaint once," said
Mr. Combs, grinning.
"The customer was
actually upset be-
cause there was too
much meat on her
sandwich."
KELLEY LANNICAN The Shack by the
Track is located at
245 Jackson Street in
St. George. Hours of
operation are Thursday through


ways after the shuttle goes up.
A particular highlight of the
experience for Brent was partici-
pating in a payload experiment
involving the F-104 Starfighter
jet.
Brent's uncle, Bill Barg, was
an aviation engineer and spent
a lot of time with him during his
formative years.
"I watched him work on en-
gines and electronics a lot and he
always talked to me about what
he was doing," said Brent. "The
Starfighter was one of the planes
my uncle worked on. They are
retired now unless contracted
by outside sources for special re-
search missions, so it's unusual
to come into contact with one."
Dr. Durrance, the astronaut
with whom Brent developed a
close relationship during the
school, flew in the Starfighter
that day helping to conduct the
experiment Brent had been a
part of.
"It was like things came full
circle for me," he remembers.
"Like the vision of what I was
hoping to dedicate my life to
suddenly became very clear and
certain."
Brent's parents, Mike and
Jane Dennard, knew from the
start there was something special
about their only child.
"Even as a toddler barely able
to walk, he was fixated on VCR
and stereo cables, always pull-
ing them out and examining
them closely," said Ms. Dennard.
"Since then, he's either been tak-
ing electronic equipment apart
to see how it works or building
devices of his own."
According to his parents, their
son began speaking later than
most children and when he did,


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he spoke in whole phrases.
"One of the first words he used
was 'modify,"' said Ms. Dennard.
"He picked it up from his uncle
who used it a lot when he spoke
about the engines and systems he
was working on."
Brent's grandmother, Hen-
rietta Yarbrough, has always
believed her grandson had enor-
mous potential to do something
significant. "His wanting to be-
come a pilot is no surprise to me
at all. He'll be a very good one,"
she said. "I've always known he
could do whatever he set out to
do."
An active member of the Air
Force Junior ROTC program,
Brent is known to spend long
hours out in the workshop behind
his parents' house, often into the
wee hours of the morning.
"He has always spent so
much time alone tinkering with
his electronic devices, I used to
worry about his social life," said
Ms. Dennard. "The high school's
ROTC program has been a won-
derful outlet for Brent in that
regard. I've seen a noticeable
change in his confidence and
leadership ability. I can't stress
enough the good that program
does."
In the essay Brent wrote and
submitted as part of the applica-
tion process for the governor's
school, he credited his involve-
ment with JROTC as a primary
influence in helping him define
his future career path.
"The JROTC has presented
me with a multitude of oppor-
tunities for using my knowledge
of engineering, electro-mechan-
ics and aviation technology ...
My thinking is less personal
and more team-effort oriented
... Communication is one of the
most important skills a leader
can possess," he wrote.
Mr. Dennard is enthusiastic
about his son's future and sup-
ports him fully. In a good-na-
tured way, he teases him about
his desire to pursue aviation en-
gineering and design while not
particularly liking the math that
goes along with it.
"I'll admit, algebra isn't my
very favorite subject," says Brent.
"I like to remind Dad that Albert
Einstein wasn't so great at it ei-
ther to start with and look what
he was able to do."







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Clockwise from left: Brent Dennard in the workshop at his
Glen St. Mary home; the youth with former astronaut Sam
Durrence and the Starfighter jet; and the view from inside a
lab at Kennedy Space Center.


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Felony resisting arrest

Alternative School student charged
A 16-year-old female at the Baker County Alterna- The suspect then attempted to ride off, but the
tive School was arrested September 15 for resisting deputy grabbed him as he pedaled away. Once hand-
arrest with violence and disorderly conduct. cuffed, Mr. Thomas then allegedly went limp and fell
The girl, who left the school in west Macclenny be- to the ground. Deputy Sigers and Cpl. Ben Anderson
fore dismissal after an argument with officials there, struggled with the suspect as they placed him in a
was located by campus deputy Tracie Benton near patrol car.
the corer of South Boulevard and SR 121 about 2:20 During a subsequent search, the officers found
and struggled with the officer and Sgt. Thomas Dyal two crack pipes and a small amount of marijuana in
when they attempted to place handcuffs on her. a cigarette pack and in a wallet.
She continued to resist and curse when she ar- He was also booked on a misdemeanor posses-
rived at county jail, and had to be restrained because sion charge because the amount of marijuana was
she repeatedly kicked detention officers. less than 20 grams.
The suspect had apparently run away from the Brandon Hall, 27, of Sanderson was arrested
home of her legal guardian the previous night and September 15 near CR 127 and Crews Rd. for driv-
the guardian told Deputy Benton the teen had threat- ing an ATV on a license suspended six times as an
ened to kill her son, age 8. habitual offender.
She left school that afternoon protesting the pend- Deputy Matt Sigers said he spotted Mr. Hall driv-
ing search of students to locate a stolen cell phone. ing a 2002 Honda on the pavement about 6:00 pm,
The deputy noted that the girl had been written up and a computer check turned up the suspensions. He
by Principal John Staples and one of the teachers was also charged with an open container violation
at the center for disrupting students. The resisting for having an open beer.
charge is a third-degree felony. The officer filed a third charge of driving the ve-
In other recent reports: hide on a public road.
Jimmie Thomas, 48, of Macclenny was charged Kartonyo Bell, 30, of Lake City was arrested Sep-
with the same felony resisting charge when he went tember 20 for driving on a license suspended seven
"dead weight" on a county deputy while being ar- times as an habitual offender.
rested. Deputy Sigers said he stopped Mr. Bell at the
Deputy Jeff Shouse said he saw Mr. Thomas rid- wheel a 2006 Hyundai eastbound on US 90 near
ing a bicycle on South Boulevard in Macclenny about Baker Correctional about 1:14 am. The suspect was
lo:oo pm on September 19 without a light. The of- following another vehicle closely and failed to dim
ficer told the suspect he was violating a law that re- its bright lights both of which resulted in traffic
quires lights after dark, and noted he saw a crack tickets. He was given a third ticket for having faulty
pipe on Mr. Thomas while questioning him. equipment.


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Named in two theft cases
The same individual was In other cases: the suspect taking the items an
named as a suspect in two un- Regina Fudge of Gainesville walking out of the store. Severe
related criminal complaints for reported her debit card was used employees chased after him, bi
theft, one of them dating back to September 20 for $370 worth of the suspect drove off in a gree
August. purchases in both Macclenny and 1988 Mazda pickup.
Jodie Phillips of Macclenny Baldwin. The victim told police Police later learned the true
reported a postal money order she spent the previous night at was reported stolen in Charlto
she obtained August 3 to pay the Macclenny Econolodge and County, GA.
her mother's rent at Northwood didn't know whether her wallet Someone removed an a
Apartments was cashed instead was lost or stolen. conditioner compressor, coppt
at the Raceway station near In- A stereo speaker valued at wiring and a breaker box froi
terstate to. The apartment name $300 was taken from a Dodge the side of a new home on Islan
had been altered and the payee pickup belonging to Hunter Sul- orada Dr. in east Macclenny.
changed to Mitchell Buchanan. livan and parked on Fern St. in A supervisor for Marond
Ms. Phillips said she placed Macclenny overnight on Septem- Homes reported the theft Sep
the check in a payment box, and ber 19. tember 15, and a neighbor wh
was unaware that it had been Donna Mobley reported on did not want to be identified tol
taken until she paid the Septem- September 19 the apparent theft Deputy Pete Quinley he saw
ber rent. She reported the theft to of $20in coins and a $200 camera white Ford flatbed truck near th
police September 19. from her residence on Ben Rowe home the prior weekend.
Mr. Buchanan, 36, who is said Circle sometime since June. A 17-year-oldmalewas arres
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SEPTEMBER 24, 2009


CHURCH AND OBITUARY NOTICE INFORMATION CONTACT US
Obituaries must be submitted in a timely fashion and have a local connection. Pictures are printed with obituar- 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,
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James Cooper, 66,
retired policeman
James E. "Big Daddy" Coo-
per, 66, died surrounded by his
family on September 21,2009. A
resident of
Macclenny,
he was born
in Atlanta,
Georgia on
September
23, 1942.
Mr. Cooper
was a re-
tired lieu-
tenant in
the Austell,
Georgia po-
lice depart- James Cooper
ment and a
member of the Masonic Lodge
of Georgia. He loved family
gatherings and playing golf.
Mr. Cooper was predeceased
by sons Richard Cooper and
Timothy Ellington.
Survivors include loving wife
of 45 years, Mary Cooper; son
James B. Cooper; daughters Es-
ther Vorhees, Angel Roark and
Virginia "Jenny" Cooper Adams
(Tony); eight grandchildren; to
great-grandchildren; five sisters
and 1 brother.
The funeral service will be
held September 24 at 11:oo am
in the chapel of Arlington Park
Funeral Home with Pastor Wil-
ford McCormick, officiating. In-
terment will follow at Arlington
Park Cemetery.

Dyer service in
Liberty County, FL
Billy W. Dyer, 69, died Sep-
tember 20, 2009 in Macclenny.
He was a native of Liberty Coun-
ty, FL and worked for Montgom-
ery Elevator for 37 years.
Mr. Dyer is survived by wife
Mary of Macclenny; daughters
Cheryl and Tillie Dyer of Mac-
clenny, Terri (Don) Osteen of
Albany, GA; sons Tony and
Tommy Dyer of Macclenny;
sisters Carolyn (Willard) Rudd
of Providence Community, FL,
Katie (David) Burns of Havana,
FL, Eleanor Brunson of Quincy,
FL; several aunts, uncles, nine
grandchildren and two great-
grandchildren.
A graveside service was held
on September 23 at 11:oo am at
Rock Bluff Cemetery in Liberty
County. Charles McClellan Fu-
neral Home of Quincy was in
charge of arrangements.

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Sun. Evening Worship .. 6:00 pm
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121 North t 259-4461
Macclenny, FL
Pastor Tim Cheshire
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 7:00 pm


'Joe' Mattox, 70,
dies September 13
Joseph "Joe" Tracey Mattox,
70, of Sanderson died Septem-
ber 13, 2009. He was born in
Winter Ha-
ven to the

Mattox
and Emma
Green Mat-
tox on
January 17,
1939. Joe
was a resi-
dent of Bak-
er County
since 1982
after mov- Joseph Mattox
ing from
Green Cove Springs. He honor-
ably served in the U.S. Army and
Coast Guard.
Mr. Mattox also worked as a
nurse's aide at Northeast Flor-
ida State Hospital, as a Union
County correctional officer and
was self-employed as a barber.
Joe loved to fish and work in
his palm nursery. He was pre-
deceased by son Joseph Tracey
Mattox Jr.
Survivors include broth-
ers Tommy Franklin (Brenda)
Mattox, Ernest Alvin (Daisy)
Mattox, Dread William Mat-
tox, James Hampton (Millet)
Mattox and Earl Willard (Faye)
Mattox; sister Pamela Sharon
Mattox (Dallas) Dinkins; former
spouse Klara Bucholtz Mattox;
numerous nieces, nephews and
cousins.
A memorial service will be
held September 24 at 3:00 pm
at V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Ser-
vices Chapel with Pastor Jim
Cox officiating.

Ms. Stringfellow
ofMacclenny
Karen Olivia Bryan String-
fellow, 52, died September 19,
2009. She was born in Cornwall,
New York to Joan Doering Bryan
and the late Jesse Oliver Bryan
on January 23, 1957. She lived
in Baker County for the last four
years after moving from Anda-
lusia, Alabama.
Survivors include mother
Joan Doering Bryan of Idaho;
children Susie Bentley and Oliv-
ia Reynolds, both of Greenville,
AL; brothers Will Bryan of NY,
Jesse Bryan of Washington; sis-
ter Jessica Bryan of Idaho.
The family will hold a private
memorial service at a later date.
Ferreira Funeral Services was in
charge of arrangements.


SSanderson
Congregational
Holiness Church
CR 127 N., Sanderson, FL
Sunday School 10:00 am
Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wed. Evening Prayer Serv. 7:30 pm
Pastor: Oral E. Lyons f

MACCLENNY
CHURCH OF CHRIST
573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am
Fellowship 10:30 am -11:00 am
Worship Services
11:00 am
Wed. Bible Study
7:30 pm
Minister
Sam F. Pitching


George Stafford,
78, ofMacclenny
George Stafford, 78, died
Saturday, September 19, 2009
at St. Vincent's Medical Center
in Jackson-
ville after
an extended
illness. Mr.
Staffordwas
born in Ha-
zel Green,
Alabama
on Septem-
ber 3, 1931
to L.L and .
Mary Staf-
ford. He
was a mem- George Stafford
ber of the
Macclenny Revival Center and
an ordained minister of the Ho-
liness faith.
Mr. Stafford was preceded in
death by his mother and father,
two sisters, five brothers and
two children.
He began his ministry as an
evangelist/pastor in 1963. He
was also the founder of the Ho-
liness Revival Center Associa-
tion and had a ministry at Wells
Nursing Home for 25 years. Mr.
Stafford was a self-taught musi-
cian and was the lead singer and
guitar player for a local gospel
singing group "The Soldiers of
the Cross".
Survivors include his wife of
52 years, Jean Stafford of Mac-
clenny: children Beverly (James)
White of Calera, Alabama, Bruce
Stafford of Lake City and Susie
(Oscar) Gray of Macclenny; sis-
ter Jean Cole of Portsmouth, VA
and a host of grandchildren and
great grandchildren, nieces and
nephews.
The funeral service was held
September 22 at 11:oo am at V.
Todd Ferreira Funeral Services
Chapel with pastors Charles
Barwick, Watson Moody and
Robert Watson officiating. In-
terment followed in Macedonia
Cemetery.

Gospel sing
There will be a gospel sing
at the Road to Calvary Church
in Glen St. Mary on Friday,
September 25 at 7:30 pm. The
church is located at Madison
and Stoddard. Refreshments
will be served after the service.


Senior Pastor
David Thomas
2594940


Ruby Woods, 90,
of Orange Park
Ruby Jeanette Woods, 90,
died September 16, 2009. She
was born in Baker County and
had lived in Orange Park for
30 years. She was the widow of
Dewey Woods.
Survivors include son Robert
W. Woods (Linda); daughters
Sharron G. McDonald (Wil-
liam), Shirley J. Veal (Gerald)
and Sheila G. Mills (Wyatt); a
number of grand, great-grand
and great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was held
September 19 at 11:oo am at
the chapel of Hardage-Giddens
Rivermead Funeral Home. In-
terment followed at Restlawn
Cemetery.

Thanks so much
The family of Alton G. Ha-
thaway Sr. thanks its friends,
neighbors and church family for
the kindness shown during our
sudden loss.
The food, flowers, cards and
visits brought us much comfort.
We were also touched by the
respect shown during the fu-
neral procession. Almost every
car we passed pulled to the side
of the road, a courtesy that has
been lost in the big city. It makes
us grateful to be part of Baker
County.
In Loving Memory
of
Amanda Martin
11/4/1977-9/24/2007
We love and miss you so very
much.
MOM AND DAD
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In Loving Memory
of
Fred B. Stivender Sr.
August14, 1941
September 27, 2008

You never said I'm leaving,"
You never said "goodbye."
You were gone before I knew it
And only God knew why.
A million times I needed you,
A million times I cried.
If love alone could've saved you,
You never would have died.
In life I loved you dearly,
In death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a place
That no one can everfill.
It broke my heart to lose you,
But you didn't go alone.
For part of me went with you
The day God took you home.
YOUR LOVING WIFE BARBARA,
CHILDREN MARTHA, MELISSA,
HELEN, FRED JR. AND FAMILIES


In Loving Memory
of
Amanda Marie Martin
11/4/1977- 9/24/200 7

A thousand times I needed you
A thousand times I cried.
If love alone could have saved you
You never would have died.
A heart of gold stopped beating,
Two twinkling eyes closed to rest,
God broke our hearts to prove
He only took the best.
Never a day goes by that
you're not in my heart and my
soul.
LOVE ALWAYS,
YOUR SISTER KATHY PARISH

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In Loving Memory
of
Ruby Lee Roberts
Sunrise July 2, 1917
Sunset September 24,2008
A year has passed since you
went away,
We never thought you'd leave.
We prayed and hoped you
would always stay,
And be there in our times of
need.
When you passed, we cried and
cried,
But now we understand.
Though no time to say goodbye,
You're always holding our
hands.
The times we shared, the laughs
we've had,
Are memories none can forget.
Even your smile, especially
your face,
Memories none can erase.
Although we'll see each other
again,
That day we cannot wait.
For us to embrace each other
inside the Pearly Gates.
LOVE,
CAROLYN, LEROY, JACQUELYN,
GEORGE
GRANDCHILDREN AND
GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN

In Loving Memory
of
Amanda Martin
11/4/1977- 9/24/2007
Sisters are like best friends;
they are therefore each other
until the end. They give each
other a shoulder to lean on and
are there to wipe away each
other's tears when they cry, no
matter for what or how long.
They share secrets that they will
take to the grave and are there
to back each other up, no mat-
ter if they are scared or feeling
brave. Sisters were given each
other to argue, fuss and fight,
but will also share many laughs
and dreams together under the
same moonlight.
So if you have a sister, love her
with all your heart, and re-
member that love grows strong
no matter how far you are
apart.
So cherish her and be therefore
her through all of her sorrow,
and know you have each other,
because you are never prom-
ised tomorrow.
LOVE AND MISS YOU,
JAMIE, KATHY, CASEY, ASHLEY
AND JODIE
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In Loving Memory
of
Lillian Ruise
February 16, 1942
September 22, 2006
Love is patient, love is kind
Love will heal, and love will
bind.
Love is long suffering, love is
grand
Love is everlasting, love will
stand.
Your love was true and all-for-
giving
Fresh, tough, and never over-
bearing.
I remember your love,just like
it was yesterday
I'll miss your loveforever and
always.
MISSING YOU,
RUDOLPH, CYNTHIA, GWEN,
LILLIAN, PHYLLIS, MARIE, CURTIS,
CASSANDRA, RODRICK AND YOUR
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8/25/1954 -9/28/2006
We thought of you with love
today, but this is nothing new,
We thought of you yesterday
and the day before that, too.
We think of you in silence and
often speak your name. All we
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Hudson Ayers
October vows
The parents of Julia Mae Ay-
ers and David Keith Hudson,
both of Middleburg, are pleased
to announce their upcoming
wedding on October 24, 2009 at
the Clay Hill Church of God. It
will be at 2:00 pm. Family and
friends are invited.
The bride is the daughter of
Del and Wanda Fouty of Middle-
burg and the groom is the son of
David and Shirley Hudson of
North Carolina.
Following a honeymoon in
Gatlinburg, TN, the couple will
reside in Middleburg.

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September 28 October 2

Offered everyday:
Cold lunch plate of chef salad with
wheat roll or crackers and dessert
(when offered) 1% lowfat white
milk, 12% lowfat flavored milk,
orange juice.
Monday, September28
Breakfast: Waffles with syrup, fruit
juice, milk
Lunch: Shepherd's pie with a homemade
wheat roll or deli turkey and cheese
sandwich on a bun, choice of two sides:
lettuce ad tomato slices, steamed broccoli,
baked potato rounds
Tuesday, September29
Breakfast: scrambled eggs with baked
potato rounds, fruit juice, milk
Lunch: Cheese pizza slice or BBQ pork
on a bun, choice of two sides: baked otato
rounds, baby lima beans, chilled fruit
choice
Wednesday, September 30
Breakfast: Egg with cheese burrito, fruit
juice and milk
Lunch: Pepperoni pizza hot pocket or
ham with pinto beans and rice, choice of
two sides: raw veggies with lowfat ranch
dressing, seasoned green beans, chilled
fruit juice
Thursday, October 1
Breakfast: Sausage biscuit, fruit juice,
milk
Lunch: Spaghetti with meat sauce and a
slice of homemade wheat Italian bread or
fish crisp on a bun, choice of two sides:
baked potato rounds, creamy coleslaw,
seamed broccoli and a homemade
chocolate chip cookie
Friday, October 2
Breakfast: Cereal with slice of toast,
fruit juice, milk
Lunch: Beef stroganoff over egg noodles
with with a homemade wheat roll or
breaded chicken patty on a bun, choice
of two sides: golden corn, lettuce and
tomato slices, chilled fruit choice and a
roasted peanut cup (gr 7-12 only)


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Schools reunion
The 22nd annual reunion of
students of the former Sand-
erson and Olustee schools will
be on September 26 starting at
11:00oo am at the group pavilion
on the south side of Ocean Pond
(follow signs).
Everyone who attended the
schools is urged to attend and
bring picnic items and food.

Library closed
The Emily Taber Library in
Macclenny will be closed Sep-
tember 23-26 and will re-open
at noon on September 28 due to
ongoing construction. Books can
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We need your recipes!
The Baker County High
School unit of the Air Force
ROTC is putting together a com-
munity cookbook and asks the
public to share recipes and thus
share a part of their family his-
tory.
The recipes will be published
along with the name(s) of the
person submitting them (you
can request that names be omit-
ted).
The effort is sponsored by
Angel Flight, the support group
for ROTC, and all proceeds will
be donated to the students for
supplies, equipment and trips.
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October 3 and you can e-mail
them to angel.flight777@yahoo.
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Macclenny, FL 32063.


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SEPTEMBER 24, 2009


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Ladycats post road wins


Baldwin match delayed, no refs


JOE DARASKEVICH
SPORTS
The Lady Wildcats volley-
ball team went 2-0 last week,
but defeating Union County
and Trinity Christian on the
road was just a consolation
after the highly-anticipated
September 15 district match-
up against Baldwin was post-
poned because there were no
referees.
BCHS will make up the
contest on the road Thursday,
September 24 as part of two
varsity matches that will be
sandwiched around a JV con-
test. The first match starts at
5:30 p.m. Both matches will
be best two-out-of-three.
Offthe court issues stopped
the Lady Wildcats from play-
ing Baldwin, but nothing
could stop them on the court.
BCHS defeated Union County
3-1 (25-19, 17-25, 25-21, 25-
20) on the road last Thursday
and continued their winning
ways with a 3-2 (24-26, 11-25,
25-19, 25-21, 15-12) victory at
Trinity Christian September


The Union County victory
was big for the teams' con-
fidence, but the win against
Trinity Christian was huge for
school pride. After the Con-
querors defeated the Wildcat
football team 21-7 in the home
opener, the volleyball team
got some revenge on Trinity's
home court.
"It was sweet redemp-
tion after what happened to
the football team," said head
coach Chris Armoreda.
The Lady Wildcats started
off slow against Trinity, but
great team play was the key
to the three-game comeback
victory.
"We had to sit through a
middle school match and
then a JV match before we got
to play," said Armoreda. "The
first two games were horrible.
We were so out of it, you could
hear a pin drop."
Armoreda felt his team was
playing apprehensive volley-
ball in the quiet environment,
but they came to life to cap-
ture the final three games of


the match.
"It was hard trying to find
out what could rile them up,"
said Armoreda. "We basically
refocused and started caring.
We were being too timid in
the first two games because of
the quiet gym."
Armoreda hopes the timid
play is out of his team's sys-
tem because the schedule is
only getting harder. After the
double header against Bald-
win Thursday, the Lady Wild-
cats will head to Eastside High
School in Gainesville over the
weekend for a tournament.
The event will take place
Friday and Saturday and will
feature some of the best vol-
leyball in the state. After the
tournament, the team will
travel to Hilliard on Tuesday,
September 29 before return-
ing home October 1.
"We just have to keep up the
momentum," said Armoreda.
"If we take care of our own
side of the net, we should be
fine."


Gerard: Ribault a 'must see'


When I first glanced at the
Wildcat football schedule several
months ago, this Friday's road
match-up with the Ribault Tro-
jans was the game I marked as
"must see." It isn't so much that
the Trojans were a powerhouse
last year they weren't. It's just
that like Raines and Jackson,
Ribault is a team stocked with
good athletes who can give you a
game at any time.
Ribault had an off-year last
year by its standards. They were
6-4 in the regular season and
were shut out by South Sumter
in the first round of the playoffs.
But even though they were a little
down last season, the Trojans
returned players with playoff


Around

the district

The Baker High Wildcats got
back on the winning track Fri-
day with a shutout of Bradford
County. Here's a look at how this
season's opponents past and
future did.
A seven-hour trip to Miami
didn't slow down the streaking
Trinity Christian Conquerors as
they defeated Dade Academy 48-
21.
The Ribault Trojans had a
rough game against the Sandle-
wood Saints, losing 34-27. The
Cats will face the Trojans this
Fridayin the first district game of
the season.
The Baldwin Indians re-
bounded from last week's loss
for a 38-10 romp over Paxon at
home on Friday.
Suwannee also came back off
of a loss with a 27-13 win over the
Fort White Indians.
Alachua Santa Fe remains
winless this season. They were
pounded by Gainesville High 41-
23 on Friday.


experience and would like noth-
ing better than to find their way
back into the post-season at the
expense of BCHS.
Quarterback Damien Fletcher
splits time with Malick Jackson
on a team with some key re-
turners including talented wide
receivers Javon Bell and Justin
Chandler. Fletcher has a strong
arm and will try to exploit the
Wildcat secondary.
Ribault has experience in the
offensive line to give Fletcher and
Jackson protection, but so far this
season, the line hasn't run into a
team with the defensive speed
and intensity of the Wildcats.
Ribault has speed, physicality


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and size. They lost to the Sandel-
wood Saints 34-27 in an exciting
show last Friday. Fletcher put up
some big numbers, throwing for
272 yards; Jackson threw for an-
other 68 yards.
The Cats haven't seen a team
that can throw the ball with the
accuracy of the Trojans.
Darrell Campbell and William
Union are the top running backs.
But it is the passing game that
will keep the Cats on their toes
Friday night in Jacksonville.
This should be the Trojans'
toughest test until they meet the
Jackson Tigers on the last day of
the regular season.


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rural roads in Baker County. The
foggy touch of cool air that hung
over the starting line at Baker Coun-
ty High School soon dissipated and
gave way to a humid, sometimes
rainy sunshine and clouds during
most of the morning and to mid-
afternoon when all the riders had
finished. Thirteen of the partici-
pants were from Baker County and
its close environs Macclenny,
Glen St. Mary, Sanderson and Bry-
ceville. Director Jim Bouldin said all
proceeds will go to the Baker Family
YMCA in Macclenny. The event was not
a timed race, and courses ranging from
15 to 100 miles were mapped out. Mr.
Bouldin estimates 90% of the riders opt
for the 77 or 100 mile trek.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF BRETT HERD


NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING



The City of Macclenny has tentatively

adopted a budget for 2009-2010.

A public hearing

to make a FINAL DECISION on the

budget AND

TAXES will be held on

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

5:01 p.m.

at

MACCLENNY CITY HALL

118 East Macclenny Ave

Macclenny, Florida


BUGE SMMR
CITY IOF] E CLE~vNu u FISA'UL' YEA R 2009#AII-10[


ESTIMATED REVENUES
Ad Valorem Taxes
(3.6000 millage rate)
Sales and Use Taxes
Franchise Fees
Utility Service Taxes
License & Permits
Intergovernmental Revenue
Charges For Services
Fines and Forfeitures
Interest Revenue
Special Assessments/Impact
Fees
Other Miscellaneous Revenues
Transfers In
Debt Proceeds
TOTAL REVENUES AND
OTHER FINANCING
SOURCES

EXPENDITURES/
EXPENSES
General Government
Financial & Administrative
Public Safety
Physical Environment
Transportation
Human Services
Transfers Out
Debt Services
TOTAL EXPENDITURES/
EXPENSES

RESERVES
Reserve For Contingencies
Reserve For Utility
Development
TOTAL RESERVES

TOTAL APPROPRIATED
EXPENDITURES AND
RESERVES


GENERAL
FUND


$777,667

340,440
440,243
712,207
81,800
546,326
862,407
2,850
0

500

4,000
144,424
0


$3,912,864


$187,375
687,696
1,686,913
600,241
405,383
96,334
0
228,724

$3,892,666


20,198


20,198



$3,912,864


SPECIAL
REVENUE


ENTERPRISE
FUND


TOTAL


$- $777,667


65,974


210,898


340,440
440,243
778,181
81,800
757,224


2,121,154 2,983,561
2,850


9,967


60,200


9,967


0 60,700


24,604


28,604


0 144,424


50,000


$271,098 $2,271,699


30,000


50,000


$6,455,661


$- $187,375
687,696
1,716,913


210,898 1,780,501 2,591,640
405,383
96,334
0 144,424 144,424
0 247,267 475,991


$240,898 $2,172,192


30,200


30,200


99,507


99,507


$271,098 $2,271,699


$6,305,756


149,905

0

149,905



$6,455,661


The tentative, adopted, and/or final budgets are on file in the office of the above mentioned taxing
authority as a public record.


160 cyclists turn out


Some of the 160 riders from north- for the start of the annual YMCA
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S Total Sports America weight machine
with utility bench, many extras $300.
859-2650. 9/24p
Beautiful Victorian mahogany side-
board, very old, reduced to $395. Can
be seen at Southern Charm. 259-4140
or 259-3737. 9/24-10/29p
25'x36' garage trusses $1500 OBO.
259-3300. 3/12tfc
CVA Kodiak magnum .50 caliber muzzle
loader with extras $175. 655-9219.
9/24p
Got roaches? Buy Harris Famous Roach
Tablets or Powder. Eliminates roaches or
your money back, guaranteed. Available
at Bennett's Feed. 9/3-10/8p
Beef for sale, grain fed beef cows $2.50
pound, hanging weight. 259-2900.
9/24p
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
Canvases, drawing pads and much
more! On sale now. The Office Mart, 110
S. Fifth Street, 259-3737. tfc
Lark building 12x36, very nice $5500.
Guns: 35 Marlin $300,44 Mag 82 barrel
SS $500,357 8-shot 8" SS barrel $350,
Stevens 325 A 30/30 bolt action $350,
Whirlpool washer used six months, new
$980, sell $300. Call 904-259-3763.
9/24-10/1 p
2 infant car seats with bases, one blue
and beige, one black and tan, $30 each.
588-3628. 7/23tfc
Truck pop-up camper 8' bed, A/C, stove,
fridge, sleeps 5-8, generator, good con-
dition, $1500. 1975 Plymouth Scamp
slant six $1700. 259-8188. 9/24p
2002 Dutchman Classic Camper, 36'
with front kitchen, $9500. 1999 18' Sea
Ray Bow Rider inboard, $6500. 259-
8769 or cell 318-3928. 9/24p
1999 Keystone camper, 38', two slide-
outs, $6500. 259-2536. 9/17-9/24p
Antique furniture: mahogany desk,
Victorian love seat, French chair, nest-
ing end tables, console table, bamboo
plant stand and more; pictures, mirror,
glassware, dishes, baskets, plants, etc.
Southern Charm 259-4140 or 59-3737.
9/24-10/29p
Race car trailer $1200, call for infor-
mation. 904-910-5434, Nextel beep
160*132311*2 9/24c
Don't need a lawyer? Call John Swan-
son for bankruptcy, family law, divorce,
wills, deeds and preparation of other
court documents. Call 257-9033 in the
afternoon. 9/24p
We have a beautiful white two-year old
GE refrigerator/freezer, has ice maker
over 20 CF, like new, small scratch on
one side, $300 OBO. We also have a 16
CF freezer, not frost free, runs good $50,
must see. New dishwasher with black
front, never been used $200. Please con-
tact Louise 259-7741. We also have 16"
truck rims six lug, for Chevy $20 each.
Only real interest need call. 259-7741.
9/24p
Need help call Thomas Rosenblum for
divorce, probate, bankruptcy, foreclosure
and other court problems. Call 398-7600
for a free consultation. 9/24p
Craftsman 12" band saw, two speed, tilt
blade, work surface 23"x27". 891-0854.
9/24p





1993 S10 SS, V6 Vortex and overdrive
transmission, front clip and bed, $600.
588-5212. 9/24p
1996 Mitsubishi Montero LS SUV, white,
fully loaded, good condition, 151,000
miles $4395. 219-2993. 9/17-9/24 p
Auto and truck repair, give me a call. I
can save you a lot. 571-0913.
9/24-10/1 p
1985 Suzuki RM250 runs good, very
fast, $450. 588-5212. 9/24p


1993 Nissan Sentra, extra clean and Owner finance 3 BR, 2 Ba very nice
always well maintained, very good con- doublewide on .4 acre in Macclenny,
edition, good on gas, perfect for student, 10% "negotiable" $109,000 $850/month
$1500 OBO. Home 912-843-2706, work includes taxes and insurance. 904-219
904-786-4041. 9/24p 0480. 9/24-10/1


2006 Avalanche, loaded $22,000. 904-
259-8028. 9/24-10/1 c
2007 Lincoln Town Car, estate sale,
31,000 miles, burgundy. $22,500. 904-
259-2760. 9/24p
2004 Harley Davidson 1200 custom,
$7000 or trade for small truck or jeep of
equal value. 259-7410. 9/24-10/1 p
1993 Jeep Cherokee Sport automatic,
new paint, excellent mechanical condi-
tion, many new parts, $2495 OBO. 259-
8923 after 5:00 pm. 9/24p
Miscellaneous
Christian childcare, my home Monday
- Friday, day and night shift, ages new-
born to five years, hot meals and snacks,
Episcopal accepted, 22 years experience.
Cathy Thomas 259-3678. 9/24p
Designer closeout, decorative pillows,
floral containers, vases, art, comforter
sets, mirrors, ready made drapes and
curtains still in package, fabric by the
bolt, trims, tassels and more. Design-
ers and seamstresses welcome. End of
Ruben Crawford Road, off 23C, look for
signs. Saturday 8:00 am til ? 9/24p






Dairy cow one year old and 8 month old
bull, both $800 firm. 408-9269, 259-
6815 after 5:00 pm. 9/24p
Got horses? Boarding available, stable
board, $150/month, pasture board
$100/month. Call for more info. 904-
598-4456. 9/17-9/24p
Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $65 adoption fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc
Team lovebirds and parakeets. 259-
1192. 9/17-9/24p
Feeder pigs for sale. Call after 5:00 pm
275-2540. 9/24p






Female Yorkie, last Friday about 1:00
pm in the Food Lion parking lot. 591-
6450. 9/24p





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Secretary for hire, must be computer
savvy. Part time, may go to full time.
653-1656 leave message. 9/24p
RN's needed, RN charge nurse, Mon-
day Friday. RN every other weekend. If
interested apply in person at Macclenny
Nursing & Rehab 755 South 5th Street,
must pass background and be a team
player. 9/27-9/24p





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9275.
8 acres high and dry, end of CR 125, first
drive way on right. Could re-zone com-
mercial, $80,000. 259-5853.
9/17- 9/24p


FSBO, 7 acres on quiet dead-end
road, mature oaks, zoned conventional
or mobile home, one acre per dwelling,
$112,500. 259-5877. 6/18tfc
River front, 4 BR, 3 BA 2400 +/- SF, two
+/- acres, open floor plan, wood floors
throughout, large front/back porches,
well maintained two-story home,
$199,000. Sellers motivated, easy to
show, bring all offers. Call Nikki 904-
434-0755. 9/24-10/1 p
200 acre operating quail plantation. 4
BR, 2 BA 2200 SF lodge, includes all
equipment, furniture and structures,
$6250/acre www.bakerquailplantation.
com 352-262-2336. 9/24p
MacGlen Builders, Inc. Brick homes in
Macclenny from $145,000-$210,000.
813-1580. 11/13tfc
66.57 acres with 875 feet of road front-
age on Bill Davis Road, $4,000/acre. Call
Zack Parsons at 352-262-2336. 9/24p
3 acres, high and dry, fish pond, homes
or mobile homes, set-up included, owner
financing. 912-843-8118. 2/22tfc
For sale or rent 2 BR, 1 BA 12x60 1997
singlewide on 2.2 acres, highway 122
in Taylor. Beautiful lot for dream home,
$63,000 or rent $575/month. 904-334-
3419 or 904-259-6128. 9/10tfc
4 BR, 2 BA 2015 SF, built in 2008, cus-
tom cabinets, stainless steel appliances,
solid surface counter tops, sprinkler sys-
tem, fenced yard, fishing pond in back,
landscaped front and back, $163,000.
904-966-1568. 9/3-9/24p
Six acres in Macclenny $20,000 an
acre. 904-259-8028. 9/17-10/8c
20 acres on Bill Davis Road at $6500
with 450 ft. road frontage. Call Zack Par-
sons at 352-262-2336. 9/24p
Two lots in Copper Creek, Unit II. Call
813-1580. 12/11tfc
For sale or lease, 3 BR, 2 BA city lot in
Glen, completely remodeled, new win-
dows, A/C, floor, cabinets, appliances,
$82,000. 904-334-3419 or 904-259-
6128. 9/10tfc
FSBO 4 BR, 2 BA brick home approxi-
mately 2100 SF on 2.82 Acres. Fire-
place, tile, plantation shutters, 20x20
workshop, many upgrades, very nice.
Neighborhood restricted to homes only.
$286,000. By appointment only. 237-
0060 or 259-3963. 5/14tfc
40 acres to 120 acres starting at $4000
per acre. 904-259-8028. 9/17-10/8c


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4 BR, 1 BA brick home on large city lot,
washer/dryer, 55 W. Ohio Avenue, $800/
month, $500 deposit. 813-5558. 9/24p
3 BR, 11 BA house, 170 W. Shuey Av-
enue, carport, central H/A, fenced back
yard, $795/month, $795 deposit. 259-
6488. 9/24p


3 BR, 1 BA house, no smoking, service
animals only, $600/month. 259-8444.
9/24tfc
3 BR, 2 BA singlewide on acre close to
1-10, garbage and lawn service provided,
$650/month, first, last and deposit. 259-
2552 or 614-6111. 9/3-9/24p
4 BR, 1 BA house, 385 Barbara Circle,
$800/month, $600 deposit. 259-3519 or
703-3027. 9/24p
Share large downtown house, off-street
parking, $250/month plus $60 utili-
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animals only, no smoking. Call 904-259-
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M YARD SALES

I0 Friday and Saturday, 8:30 am-?, 592 N. 5th Street
(228), Macclenny
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am 3:00 pm, 121 North,
second house on left after Eloise Street.
Friday and Saturday, 9:00 am-?, Tool liquidation
sale at Butch's Collision Center. Mac tools, Snap on
tools, compressors, too much to list.
Friday and Saturday, 9:00 am-?, 6843 Mlltondale Road.
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-?, Glenfield Oaks gated subdivision off
Woodlawn. Multi home yard sales, women's, girls and boys clothes,
many sizes, girls shoes, household, baby items and more.
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-?, 306 Florida Avenue. Boys and girls
clothes and misc. Don't miss us. Two family
Friday and Saturday, 7:00 am-?, 201 N. Boulevard West,
Macclenny.
Friday and Saturday, 9:00 am-?, House next to Butch's Collision
Center, 3 miles north on 121, left on Harley Thrift Road. Everything
from knick knacks to Sony 60" HD TV 10801, Furniture, piano, junior
clothes, women's size 4, girls/women's shoes, prom/pageant dresses
size 2 and 3, boys clothes size 14 and 16, men's clothes, kitchen
accessories, two refrigerators, Bose surround sound systems (2), tiki
decorations, collectibles, toys, wall unit, way too much to mention.
Estate sale
Friday 8:00 am 2:00 pm, and Saturday, 11:00 am-3:00 pm,
Glenfield Oaks off Woodlawn Road. Name brand clothes, toys and
household items.
Saturday, 8:00 am-?, Behind store off Woodlawn. Christmas and
Halloween items and more.
Saturday, 8:00 am-2:00 pm, 10783 Burnsed and Crawford Road off
139B at the EZ Stop in Glen. 259-2290. Moving sale, everything must
and will go. Tools, toys, games, furniture, etc.
Saturday, 9:00 am-1:00 pm, 268 E. Boulevard South. Great assort-
ment, lots of misc. items. No early birds please.
Saturday, 8:00 am-1:00 pm, Drive highway 125 south approximately
three miles, left on Corbit Crews Road, first house on left. Baby items,
household items, misc., etc.
Saturday, 8:00 am-2:00 pm, Highway 90 East mile past Walmart
DC. Several different items ready to go.
Saturday, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, 8400 Brown Road. Estate Sale.
Everything must go, no reasonable offer turned down.
Saturday, 8:00 am-?, End of Ruben Crawford Road, look for signs.
Children, women's, misses and men's clothing, jewelry, toys, house-
hold items, furniture, small appliances, priced to sell.
Saturday, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, Clet Harvey Road, take Mudlake to LE
Harvey to Clet Harvey, right mile on right. Guys stuff-CB, fishing,
rifle, ammo, chains, hooks and girls stuff too.
Saturday, 7:30 am-?, 748 N. 5th Street. Furniture, lots of baby items,
Home Interior pictures, CD's, DVD's, lots ore. Four family
Saturday, 9:00 am-2:00 pm, 229 South. Two toddler cherry sleigh
beds, gils clohtes up to 4T, adult clothes, much more.
Saturday and Sunday, 7:00 am-2:00 pm, At Altman's store on corner
of CR125 and 127. Clothes, prom dresses, craft books, housewares,
etc. Weather permitting.


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Thursday, September 24,2009

Large 1 BR, seven miles north of Mac-
clenny, $600/month plus deposit, utilities
and yard included. 259-6426. 9/24p
3 BR, 2 BA front porch, carport, back
deck, new carpet plus tile, new central
H/A, acre lot, $700 first, $700 last, plus
$500 security, service animals only, Glen
area. 259-2121. 9/17tfc
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home, $125
weekly. 904-910-5434, Nextel beep
160*132311*2. 9/24c
Sanderson, 3 BR, 1 BA house on two
acres, CR 217, $700/month, first, last and
security. 954-263-7311, 904-397-0410.
9/17-9/24p
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home on half acre,
private yard, available October 1, $650/
month, $500 deposit, references. 259-
5853. 9/17-9/24p
Downtown loft apartment, 2 BR, 1 BA,
700 SF, newly renovated, $695/month,
$695 deposit. Call Chris 874-2058.
9/24-10/1 p
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home on three acres,
$450/monthly plus deposit, references.
259-6528 or 424-9589. 9/24p
2 BR, 1 BA $385/month, $385 deposit,
garbage, water, sewage and lawn care
included. 912-843-8165, 904-219-2690.
9/24c
House for rent on Andrews Street in Glen
St. Mary on 4.5 acres. 3 or 4 BR, 2 BA
with in-ground pool, $1350/month. Rent
includes lawn maintenance and swim-
ming pool maintenance 904-377-3262.
9/24p
Homes and mobile homes for rent from
$750-850 monthly. 259-3343. 11/13tfc
3 BR, 2 BA central H/A, washer/dryer
hook-up, $600/month, $600 deposit,
garbage, water, sewage and lawn care
included. 912-843-8165, 904-219-2690.
9/24c
2 and 3 BR mobile home for rent on
acre. Service animals only. Garbage pick-
up, sewer, water and lawn maintenance
provided. 912-843-8118, 904-699-8637.
8/6tfc
4 BR, 2 BA brick home on one acre. Call
476-0995. 9/24-10/1 p
2 and 3 BR mobile homes, central H/A,
service pets only, water, lawn, garbage
included. First, last and deposit required.
259-7335. 4/30tfc
Small house, 2 BR, 1 BA $650/month,
$650 deposit, water and parking included.
Available Oct. 1. 408-9269, 259-6815 af-
ter 5:00 pm. 9/24p
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home $300 deposit,
$600/month. 259-2787. 9/17-9/24p
Mobile homes. 2 and 3 BR, A/C, service
animals only, $500-$575 plus deposit.
904-860-4604. 3/17tfc
2 BR, 1 BA brick apartment, large living
room, eat-in kitchen, laundry room, newly
built, very nice, $625/month. 904-861-
8008. 9/24p
1 and 2 BR apartments available soon, 1
BR $500, 2 BR $550. Call for more infor-
mation 259-8444. 9/10tfc
2 BR, 2 BA 14 x 70 in country with ap-
pliances and central H/A, service animals
only $600/month, $600 deposit. 259-
6966. 9/24c
3 BR, 2 BA, mobile home, large lot, $500/
month. 545-7688. 9/24p


3 BR, 11/ BA, very clean brick home, large
shed, $950/month, $500 deposit, 471
Magnolia Drive. 724-5406. 9/24p
2 BR, 1 BA all appliances including wash-
er/dryer and dishwasher, $675/month,
$675 deposit. 904-259-3300. 7/2tfc
4 BR, 2 /2 BA, Macclenny, new home,
living room, dining room, family room,
equipped kitchen, two car garage on 1.5
acres, $1500/month. Call 259-6450 or
502-1097. 9/24-10/1 p
Outside Macclenny on 185,1800 SF dou-
blewide, 3 BR, 2 BA, kitchen appliances,
fireplace, covered deck, two acres fenced,
$750/month. 904-879-2143. Will sell with
owner financing. 9/24p
3 BR, 2 BA in Georgia Bend $600/month,
$600 deposit. 912-843-2093.
9/24-10/1 p
Outside Macclenny on highway 185,
eight acres on St. Mary's River, 2400 SF
doublewide, 4 BR, 2 BA, fireplace, wood
deck over-looking pond, many extras
$1000/month. Will sell with ownerfinanc-
ing. 904-879-2143. 9/24p
2 BR, 2 BA mobile home on three acres
with 14x20 storage shed, close to Mac-
clenny, $600/month, first and last months
rent plus $300 security deposit, service
animals only. 710-5246. 9/24-10/1 p
2 BR, 2 BA brand new duplex, dishwasher,
washing machine and dryer, water and
sewage included, $725/month plus de-
posit. 472-1241. 9/24p
3 BR, 1 BA, new paint and central A/C,
no smoking, $550/month, $300 deposit.
259-5286. 9/24-10/01 p
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home in Maxville/Clay
Hill area on one acre, very clean, good
neighborhood, $500/month, $600 de-
posit. 904-289-7784, 904-591-1763.
9/17-10/1p
4 BR, 2 BA house, quiet neighborhood,
no smoking, service animals only, $1000/
month. 259-8444. 9/24tfc
Beautiful two story home, 3300 SF worth
$300,000 on beautiful acres lost, for-
mal living room and dining room, eat-in
kitchen, laundry room, family room, utility
room, game room with pool table, 4 BR,
large master with shower and jacuzzi tub
with structured media can, very elegant
home, first last and deposit, $1100/month
with references. 588-5212. 9/24p
3 BR, 1 BA house in the country, deposit
$500, rent $600.923-2191. 9/24-10/1 p
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, $600/month,
$400 deposit. 2 BR, 2 BA mobile home,
$500/month, $400 deposit, Woodlawn
Mobile Home Park. 904-334-1902.9/24c


Country charm with city comforts, 3 BR,
2 BA spacious doublewide mobile home,
2000 SF, including fireplace, island kitchen
huge master bedroom with garden tub,
located in Macclenny city limits, call Mike
465-3841. 9/17-9/24p
Small 2 BR home, Normandy and Cecil
Field, $600/month plus $500 deposit,
service animals only. 912-843-2093, 904-
777-8880. 9/17-9/24p





Office space for rent, prime location,
downtown Macclenny, $588.50 per month
plus deposit. Call 259-6546. 1/8tfc





2009, 32x56 Fleetwood 4 BR, 2 BA
$59,900, 904-259-8028. 9/17-10/8c
Used doublewides, 1998 28x56 Skyline
$27,500, set up. Call Bruce 386-344-
9452. 9/10-9/24c
Prestige Home Centers, every model
must go. Let's deal 866-605-7255.
9/10tfc
Used singlewides, 1999 14x66 Fleet-
wood, totally re-done, $19,500, delivered
and set up. Call Bruce 386-344-9452.
9/10-9/24c
1999 Fleetwood 16x80 2 BR, 2 BA
$22,900. Call Lewyn. 904-259-8028.
9/17-10/08c
Owner financing on mobile homes, new
and used for land owner's or large cash
down payments, credit does not matter.
Call Bruce386-344-9452. 9/10-9/24c
2008 28x52 Fleetwood 3 BR, 2 BA
$54,900. Call 904-259-8028.9/17-10/8c
Full triplewide, 2000 Skyline 42x56,
2352 SF, tape and texture home, top of
line home, super clean, delivered and set
up on you lot for $53,500. Call Bruce 386-
344-9452. 9/10-9/24c
2000 General 32x48 3 BR, 2 BA $24,900.
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1995 Homes of Merit 28x52 3 BR, 2 BA,
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Wildcats outrun Warriors


JOE DARASKEVICH
SPORTS

The Wildcat cross country
team started the season on the
right foot, as both the boys and
girls ran their way to victory at


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home against West Nassau on
September 17.
The boys found their stride,
winning 24-31 while the girls
coasted to a 22-32 victory on
their 3.1-mile home course.
Senior Christopher Tran led
all boys with a time of 21:20 and
junior Alex Rohde finished first
overall on the girls' side with a
time of 25:47. Tran and Rohde
finished at the top, but their
teammates were never far be-
hind.
Freshman Stephanie Gross
and sophomore Dana McDowell
finished fourth and fifth on the
girls side to help seal the team
victory for the Lady Wildcats.
"Coming into the meet,
we knew we were going to be
young," said head coach Charles
Ruise. "But to have the new girls,
Stephanie and Dana, step up and
place where they did was a big
surprise."
Gross and McDowell were fol-
lowed by more underclassman
as sophomore Kaylynn Smith
and freshman Catherine Davis
finished sixth and seventh to give


BCHS five of the top seven female
finishers.
"Everything has been going
smooth," said Ruise. 'They know
what we're expecting on the
course and this first race gives us
a lot of hope for the future."
While the girls relied on the
speed of their youth, the boys
turned to more experienced run-
ners for their victory. Following
Tran, junior Dylan Kett finished
third, senior Noah Davis finished
fifth and junior Bradley Mareth
seventh in the first meet of the
year.
The Wildcats will run again
October 1, traveling to West Nas-
sau for a 4:30 pm meet that will
include Eagles View, Femandina
Beach and Yulee.
The top runners are averag-
ing 20-25 minutes right now, but
Ruise is confident the times will
only drop as the season contin-
ues.
"We need to look at shaving a
little time off," he said. "If I can
get my top runner down to 18
or 19 [minutes] we'll be doing
good."


JV team falls to 2-1


after strong start

JOE DARASKEVICH I SPORTS

The Junior Varsity football team started the year with two straight
victories, but dropped to 2-1 this week after a 20-12 road loss to West
Nassau.
After home wins over Suwannee and Bishop Kenny, the JV Wildcats
had their streak snapped on the road last week. Every loss hurts, but
head varsity coach Bobby Johns feels that winning always comes sec-
ond to development at the JV level.
"We've got a lot of good coaches down there," said Johns. "They
work on stances and teach the kids important things like how to hand
the ball off."
Winning is still very important, but because most Baker County loth
graders have to play varsity, the JV team is mainly comprised of fresh-
men. Other schools have older players, but getting field experience as
freshmen transfers nicely when the Wildcats get moved up to varsity.
"They just have to continue to improve," said Johns. "They don't
get a lot of practice time on the field, so their games are pretty big for
them."
The Varsity team gets top practice priority, but the JV players are
often used on the scout team.
Freshmen Trey Mosleyis having a great season running the football
and freshman linebacker Ricky Thorpe is emerging as a leader on the
defense.
The JV team hopes to get back on the winning track Thursday, Sep-
tember 24 with a 7 p.m. home game against long-time rival Bradford
County.


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21-0 shutout a record in Starke


Wildcats hold Tornados to negative yardage


To use a baseball term, the
Wildcats football team pitched
its first shut-out in the over 50-
year history of the Baker/Brad-
ford rivalry. The 21-0 victory
over the Tornados in Starke Sep-
tember 18 was another defensive
gem for the Cats, who dominated
the game in every aspect.
Starke barely got past its own
40-yard line at any point as
BCHS held them to negative 61
yards rushing, a school record.
The Wildcat defense set an-
other school record in the game
as Bradford showed up in the
minus column for total offense
with negative 25
yards.
Though de-
fense domi-
nated, the first
half at least,
was anybody's
game.
The BCHS of-
fense was more
successful than
its opponents in
moving the ball,
but the Starke
defense was
playing much
better than they
have in previ-
ous years and they didn't allow
the yardage gains to turn into
points.
"They did some things in the
first half that gave us some prob-
lems," said Coach Bobby Johns,
who acknowledged that this
year's Bradford County team has


In the

Locker Room
with Coach Bobby Johns
We had our first shutout of Starke
[Bradford County] in school history
last Friday!
It wasn't pretty in every aspect of
the game Fri-
day night, but
the defense
was stellar. I
am not going
to pat us on
the back just
yet as we have
a great Rib-
ault offense
to deal with
this week, but
our defense
deserves rec- Coach Bobby Johns
ognition from
last week's game.
We broke two school records set
last season against Trinity, minus 61
yards rushing and minus 25 yards
total offense. It was also the first time
in the history of this rivalry that Baker
County has held Starke scoreless.
As for my thoughts on the game,
we are getting better but we have a
long way to go! We got a much better
effort last week and we will seriously
need it thisweek against Ribault. This
is a game that can vault us into the
driver's seat in our district or put us in
the corner.
I like the attitude our team has
shown over the past few days and I
think we have moved past some in-
ternal problems that were hampering
us. I was very proud of the intensity
our kids played with this past week
and I hope we made the folks of Baker
County proud as well.
This week is huge and we need
everyone at Ribault for a 7:00
kickoff. Thanks to all of the dedicated
fans who traveled to Starke last week
and we hope to see everyone this Fri-
day.
Please tune in on Monday nights
from 7:00-8:00 for the Wildcat Ra-
dio Show from DD's Sports Grill,
or come join us for some exciting
entertainment. Also, join us at home
this Thursday at 7:00 as our JVWild-
cats face Bradford County.
Go Wildcats!


plenty of raw talent. "Physically,
they are the best looking Brad-
ford team since I've been here."
The two defenses controlled
the flow of the game for two
quarters. Darvin Ruise started at
quarterback for the first time this
season, after Mardreakus Ford
had trouble holding onto the ball
in the earlier matches.
Ruise looked decidedly rusty
in the opening however, and
though BCHS drove the ball
into the red zone late in the half,
they were held out. Both teams
headed for the locker rooms with
goose eggs on the scoreboard.
At halftime
the Wildcats'
coaching staff
worked hard at
breaking down
what the Torna-
dos were doing
defensively. "We
did our best job
of coaching so
far this season
at halftime,"
said Johns. "It
was the first
time of the year
we went in at
halftime, made
adj ustments
and they worked."
The adjustments paid off, and
quickly for BCHS. On the first
play of the second half, Harold
Moore got a key block and broke
through the Bradford line. Once
into the second level of defenders
Moore turned on his sprinter's
speed and raced 48 yards down
the sideline for the score.
Ruise, who hasn't had a lot
of repetitions from the quarter-
back position this fall, bobbled
the snap on the extra point and
scrambled in the backfield be-
fore racing into the end zone for
an 8-o lead.
The way the Cats were play-
ing on defense, they didn't need
much more than that.
Ethan Munson, Trek Mc-
Cullough, Corey Weaver, Da-
kimby Hogan and company
continued to harass quarterback
Rodney Mosely and smother the
running game.
Milton Baker set up the Wild-
cats' second score by recovering
a fumble at the Bradford 14-yard
line. Rueben Jackson, who had
another workman-like effort
grinding out the yards at full-
back, drove down to within inch-
es of the goal and Ruise pushed it
over for the score.
Kendrick Sampson added the
point after to give BCHS a 15-0
edge.
There were two keys in the
game, and one was the ability to
hold blocks and free the running


backs. BCHS adjusted at half-
time and some of the blocks that
weren't being made in the first
half were there in the second.
Moore got the block he needed
in the fourth quarter and raced
60 yards for the final score of the
game.
"We'd been running that play
with Harold in the first half,"
said Johns. "He just hadn't been
getting the block he needed."
When he got it, there was no
one who could catch the fleet
tailback.
The second key was the sheer
physical presence of the Wild-
cat players. "We physically wore
them down as the game went
on," said Johns.
Mosely tried to change tactics
and start throwing the ball in
an attempt to play catch up, but
his receivers didn't have an easy
time against the Cat defense.
The Wildcats will need that
kind of blanketing pass cover-
age this week when they travel
to Ribault to take on the Trojans
in the first district game of the
year.
The Trojans have an out-
standing receiver in Javon Bell
and like to put the ball in the air.
They threw for over 300 yards in
a loss to Sandelwood on Friday.
Coach Johns summed it up
succinctly: "We know we can
stop the run, we'll see whether
we can cover or not."


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