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150 DECEBER17,


THURSDAY


THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS


80th Year, Vol. 33 Winner of 9 state awards for journalism excellence in 2008



Students' science

expo and 'defying'


gravity


See page 2


Pledges

space for

parole

office in

the area

JOEL ADDINGTON
NEWS EDITOR
reporter@bakercountypress.com
There's one in Palatka, two
in Lake City and a handful in
Jacksonville. But there has not
been a probation and parole
services office in Baker County
for the last 13 years.
That's unacceptable, accord-
ing to public officials on the
Baker County Public Safety Co-
ordinating Council, which met
for the first time December 7.
Such councils are tasked
by Florida statutes to monitor
and make recommendations to
address overcrowding in local
jails. They've been operating in
Alachua County for years, said
State Attorney Bill Cervone,
one of more than a dozen court,
law enforcement and county
officials serving on the local
council.
"It [overcrowding] is con-
stant," he said. "We've been do-
ing this in one form or another
since the 8os."
But with the newjail operat-
ing at less than half of its 508-
bed capacity, under-crowding
has been the issue in Baker
County. It's led to furloughing
jail staff two days a month until
Immigration and Customs En-
forcement increases its supply
of inmates.
"The facility being here has
taken care of what the statute
seems to address," said County
Commissioner Michael Crews,
who chaired the proceedings.
However, the council is also
charged with formulating rec-
ommendations on probation,
work-release and drug abuse
programs; plus other pre- and
post-incarceration matters.
"This is an area where we
can do some work," said county
Judge Joey Williams, adding
those programs impact the en-
tire community and should be
addressed across jurisdictional
boundaries.
He soon questioned why the
Florida Department of Correc-
tions no longer maintains a pro-
bation and parole office locally.
"What's the linchpin? What
would it take to have DOC get
an office over here?" Mr. Wil-
liams asked.
Most agreed it was likely the
costs associated with a new of-
fice basically leasing space
and hiring staff.
See page 2))


Deputies

and kids

go shop

for toys

-See page 7


A silver medal in Mobile


Former Olympian Dube does the honors


JOEL ADDINGTON I NEWS EDITOR
-" reporter@bakercountypress.com
S Two men from Macclenny were at
the American Open Weightlifting
Championships last weekend in Mo-
bile, Ala., but neither knew about the other's
presence.
That is, they didn't make the connection until former world
cha inpion weightlifter and Macclenny resident Joe Dub6, who
was invited as a guest to the event, discovered former Baker High standout
Thomas Braddy won a silver medal on December 13.
Mr. Dub6 soon swapped presentation duties with another guest and
draped the award around the young lifter's neck.
"I was so pleased and honored to be able to go up there and do that," said
Mr. Dub&.
The American Open is USA Weightlifting's second largest tournament of
the year. It was also Braddy's first time competing against more experienced
lifters.
"I'm still a little sore," he said the following day. "But it was one of the
funniest meets I've ever had. I expected to place fifth because it was some of
the toughest competition I've faced in my career."
After six lifts though, the Northern Michigan University freshman had a
silver medal in the 231-pound class.
Braddylifted 282 pounds in the snatch and 412 pounds in the clean and
jerk, all while setting five personal records and four among lifters from
Florida.
"I was very proud of him," said mother Lisa Braddy. "We didn't even
expect him to medal. He's a junior national lifter and this was a senior
national competition. It was open to all ages."
Braddy said it was his last 412-pound clean and jerk that secured the
second place finish, instead of fourth or fifth.
"I just went out there and gave it my all for six lifts," he said.
The 18-year-old also recently finished second at a junior tournament in
Quebec that included lifters from the US and Canada. It was the young
See page 2))


'Plantation push' for toys


JOEL ADDINGTON
NEWS EDITOR
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Thanks to the residents oft'_ld NurserN Plantation south of
Glen St. M1arN. the Nlacclemnn Fire Departnlent's Chrilstiiina
for Kidsto dri\ exceeded its -Oal of ciit.;l\g .ft to 250( need.
families this \ ear.
Over 11 da \ tie neighborhood donated more than ioo
presents, T\ lch \eree collected under the Cllnstmiia tree of
organizer Lairr' Porterfield the IImonuln of Decemlber 15.
The department's tire chief Eudd\ Diug._er \\ as touched b\
the residents' genelrosit \\ hen he iar\ ed \\itlh other fireftiht-
ers to pick up the tos.
"I'm over\\ helped." he said. "I aim so halpp ."
The donations mean that an appro\il latel. 50 more fami-
lies can be included in this yea r's pro-gra m. maIn of whom
. have been turned away in recent \\ eeks.
"It breaks your heart to tell those people when they call you
can't help," said Chief Dugger.
After discovering that the annual toy drive was about 2.5
percent short of meeting its target, Mr. Porterfield printed
flyers on how to help and distributed them among lushi nei;h-
bors.
"As a kid, I was on the receiving end to this." he .said.
Word began to spread among residents and their friends
and family, who began dropping off to s like stuffed a in mal s.
basketballs and games like Battleship. In less than t\\ o weekss .
a large portion of Mr. Porterfield's hlin.g room carpet \\as
covered in un\ irapped Chlnstiias gift-.
"I had people coimiing to m11\ door that I didn't kno\\ from
-da in. That's the great part abo ut it." sa.id the retired co n-
struction suiperintenda nt and 8- \ear r ieesident of Il'd Nullrser
Plantation.
E\ en after Mlacclenni tirefi-lghters.loe\ Nla tius. Eret Hi -


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*inbotlla n and Tim11 Kirklandl loaded the to\ s and left tlhe
juniperr Road residence. Mr. Porterfield rece\ ed \ et another
ba, of donllatlon s.
He pledged ne\t \ear to ini te others. specifically those in
the Macclenn. II. tCopper Creek and \\ hlisperin Pines sulbdi-
\ 1sIOi n. to participate inl a to\ dn l'e contest to see \\lInclh can
raise thie most doniationlS.
The fire depa rtment had hiIh hopes for the to\ dnie. aiim-
IImn to assist 1()) m-nore faniilies than it did last \ear. despite
the sour economic. And \\ lue Ii'ld Nur-ser' Pliintation's effort
\ill help siipass that goal. Chief Diruger credited a number
of other groups that joined the hClrllistmas ft :,l Kids prograi1
.as \\ell.
Donations lha\e been collected 1b the count\ fire depart-
inent, \\alinart. Calendars Pizzeria and Sports EBar. United
States Cha inpionslup \\ restling [USCW] and others.
USC\\ organizer Nlike "MrI. B" Eennett said he \\as h on -
ored to take part in the program for the third consecuti e \ ea r,
b\ ta kiin toy donations in lieu of the admission price to last
\ weekend's wrestling
e\ent at the fair-
grounds.
"The e\ent \\as
\er\ success ul."
he said. "n lan1 \
to\ S \\ere doallted -
at tie door for tn ts
ca use."
For more in-
forma tioln about )it
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Tim Kirkland (left) and Bret
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Predator

arrested

for repeat

trashing

of signs
One of five convicted sexual
predators residing in Baker
County was arrested December
11 after he was seen by a deputy
sheriff backing over a sign on
the public right-of-way in front
of his residence in the Macclen-
ny II subdivision.
Police say Felix Torres, 30,
had repeatedly pulled up signs
calling attention to the fact that
a sexual
predator
resides at
his Maple
St. ad-
dress.
Police in
Florida's
67 coun-
ties have
the option
of placing
the signs,
and Baker Felix Torres
County is
one that Read the
does.
In- letter to the
vestiga-
tor John editor on
Hardin, page 3
who is
assigned regarding
to sex
crimes, this case-
noted in
his inci-
dent report that Mr. Torres was
suspected of pulling up at least
eight signs that had been placed
beside the road in the residen-
tial neighborhood south of In-
terstate 1O since May.
That prompted the sheriffs
department to affix a metal sign
in a concrete base in front of the
Torres residence and those of
the four other sexual predators
on December lo.
The next evening Deputy
Erik Deloach said he was
parked nearby the residence at
Maple and Pine, and observed
Mr. Torres drive up to the sign
in his pickup truck and back
over it. His wife Lizbet was in
the vehicle as well, but was not
charged.
Investigator Hardin said he
questioned Mr. Torres on previ-
ous occasions about the missing
signs, and the suspect insisted
neighborhood children were
responsible. The night of his
arrest, the second deputy noted
that Mr. Torres protested his
innocence, claiming "that sign
was on private property."
Mr. Torres, employed as a
mechanic in Jacksonville, was
adjudicated a predator in 1997
for sexual battery on a juvenile.
His victim was said to be a year
old.
He is charged with failure
to comply with rules governing
sexual predators, a third-degree
felony, and criminal mischief.
The sheriffs department says
it has not experienced similar
problems with signs near the
property of other predators.


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8th grade science expo

Hands-on science demonstrations


KELLEY LANNIGAN
FEATURES
features@bakercountypress.com
The students became the
teachers during Baker Middle
School's annual Science Expo on
December 11 when a select group
of eighth graders demonstrated
their science projects for visiting
classmates from the sixth and
seventh grades.
Teachers Lynn Miller, Jen-
nifer Richardson and Angela
Rhoden oversaw the expo, which
included exhibits from core sub-
ject areas of chemistry, Newton's
laws, erosion, friction, sound and
gravity.
Prior to the event, students
selected their projects and prac-
ticed demonstration models at
home. All projects were then pre-
sented in class, with the very best
being chosen for the expo.
The student instructors used
hands-on exercises to show the
principles of each project while
visiting students either observed
or participated in the demonstra-
tions and recorded information
on study sheets.
Jacob Turner and Abby Hin-
son's project explored the charac-
teristics and behavior of gravity.
"We learned that men and
women have a different center
of gravity because of the physical
structure of their bodies," said
Ms. Hinson. "It tends to be lower
for women who have wider hips
and higher for men, because their
shoulders are broader."
Hinson and Turner used ana-
tomical diagrams on their dis-
play boards to help illustrate the
physical reasons for this.
They explained how to locate
the center of gravity in various
objects and Mr. Turner demon-
strated by balancing a weighted
model on the tip of his nose. He
said he found instructions for the
model on a Web site called sci-
encetoys.com.
Afterwards the two were ready
to take their project to another
level the metaphysical and

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PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Alex Oliver is lifted up by Abby Hinson (foreground) and other students in an
experiment.
demonstrate the power of mind students were surprised they
over matter, whereby they appear could lift her with barely any ef-
to defeat gravity with ease. fort. The "trick" simply distribut-
Student Alex Oliver volun- ed that weight of the girl evenly,
teered to be the guinea pig to making her easy to manipulate.
demonstrate a curious event
known anecdotally as, "light as a I
feather, strong as an ox." w
She sat in a chair and the b
other students surrounded her
with their hands over her head to
focus their attention and energy.
They placed their index fingers
under specific points of her body
such as the back of the knees and
under the arms while visualizing
lifting her with no effort, thus
"defying" gravity.
When she rose in the air, the

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Felony drug counts

against man whose

speaker was blaring
Police arrested a Macclenny man about midnight on December 13
for felony drug possession after officers went to his S. College St. apart-
ment to investigate an excessive noise complaint.
Deputy Brandon Kiser said he detected a strong odor of marijuana
smoke coming from inside the upstairs residence of Charles Unartel,
21, who admitted to smoking the substance earlier with friends. Po-
lice had been summoned on a complaint of loud music coming from a
speaker in a front window of the apartment.
The occupant consented to a search of the apartment, and Deputy
Kiser said it yielded 26 grams of pot, sufficient for the felony count,
plus two electronic scales, a smoking pipe, rolling papers and a device
to crush marijuana leaves.
Because some of those items are commonly associated with sale of
the drug, Mr. Unartel was booked on a secondary charge of possession
with intent to sell.
Both charges are third-degree felonies.
In other arrests:
SFelicity Crawford, 32, of Macclenny was arrested for disorderly in-
toxication and assault following an altercation at an address on North
3rd St. the afternoon of December 8.
Deputy David Nichols said when he answered a disturbance call, he
found Ms. Crawford standing outside the residence yelling threats to
Amberay Reed, 20, and Vanna Hamilton, 26, who live there. The officer
detected a strong odor of alcohol on Ms. Crawford, who also resisted
being restrained with handcuffs and refused to calm herself.
She was also issued a trespass warrant barring future visits to the
address.
William Ferguson, 40, of Sanderson was arrested the evening of
December 8 for driving on a license with four prior suspensions.
Deputy Matt Sigers said he recognized Mr. Ferguson at the wheel of
a 1995 Ford pickup on northbound CR 127 about 9:oo and knew of the
suspended license.
He stopped the vehicle near 5 Churches Rd.
Sgt. Thomas Dyal arrested Jesse Norris, 29, of New Paris, Ohio
after stopping his speeding vehicle on Interstate to near Macclenny the
evening of December 8.
The officer learned via a computer check that Mr. Norris' license had
been suspended in Georgia, and warrants for him were outstanding
there and in Colorado.


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((From page 1
"We want an office here," said
Jennifer Luke, supervisor of the
Starke probation and parole of-
fice, the closest location to Baker
County. "We had a man ride his
bike from the Boy Scout camp
and pass out."
The 8th Judicial Circuit's chief
judge Martha Lott advised the
group that she would contact cir-
cuit administrator Shelia Smalls
about the matter. County Man-
ager Joe Cone said office space
could be furnished by the county
if the department would consider


manning it.
Ms. Luke said the space would
only be needed on Mondays and
Tuesday to coincide with weekly
court schedules.
An inquiry submitted to the
Department of Corrections about
why a probation and parole office
no longer exists in Baker County
went unanswered for more than
a week prior to publication of this
edition.
The council's next meeting is
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man's first Pan-American tour-
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Mr. Dub6, 65, is the last
American male to win an Olym-
pic weightlifting championship,
doing so in Warsaw, Poland in
1969. He also secured the bronze
medal at the Summer Olympics
in Mexico City the year before.
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last spring after helping the Wild-
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Probation, parole office needed


On Point

In Print
Joel Addington

There's a lot you can't find in
Baker County a book store,
movie theatre or Target store
all come to mind. Not so appar-
ent is the lack of a probation and
parole office, and that's way more
disheartening.
One can expand his or her
shopping options easily by go-
ing online. More than half of the
Christmas gifts we purchased
this year came from Overstock.
com or Amazon.com.
It's also simple enough to
either wait until movies get re-
leased on DVD, or when there's
something you just have to see as
soon as possible, make the trek
into Jacksonville. Both a pretty
minor inconvenience when you
consider Baker County's wide-
open spaces, country lifestyle and
uncongested roadways.
The absence of local probation
and parole services, however; is
an obstacle that's more difficult
to overcome and one that doesn't
do the community any favors in
the long run.
The nearest office is 28 miles
from Macclennyin Starke. That's
a roughly 45-minute ride and
two hours or more round trip,
depending the length of the visit.
Now I know what you're think-
ing: Well, tough. They should
have thought about that before
breaking the law.
And I would say the same, if
there was a local branch.
Having to check-in with au-
thorities once a week, whether
you get there by foot or bike or
catching a ride, is a pain in the
rear and one that folks convicted
of crimes shouldn't be spared.
It's part of proving they can live
amongst the law abiding without
causing harm.
But that should be the test -
whether they can stay off drugs,
stop stealing or refrain from vio-
lence not whether they have
transportation at least one day a
week.


Reporting in on a lunch break
(instead of asking your manager
for two hours off each week) is an
opportunity offenders here don't
have.
When the reparations go be-
yond burdensome and start to
hinder a person's ability to stay
out of trouble, like in the case of
those with suspended licenses,
the process is working against
society's best interest.
For those who lack the sup-
port of family and friends or a
properly insured and registered
vehicle or are working overtime
to payoff court costs and restitu-
tion, the distance between here
and Starke makes compliance
that much more difficult.


In the words of County Com-
missioner Michael Crews, a for-
mer sheriffs deputy, "It's a con-
stant piling on ... It's not fair."
Probation and parole should
be avenues of redemption, not
just an alternate form of punish-
ment. And while there are some
defendants beyond redemption,
the ones who aren't shouldn't
have to leave their county to
comply with orders originating
there.
County administrators have
pledged office space to Florida
Department of Corrections staff
to help minimize the cost of
bringing parole and probation
services here. Perhaps the depart-
ment should compare the cost of


manning the space two days a
week as the Starke office supervi-
sor recommended (see my story
in this week's edition) with that
of re-incarcerating violators who
fail to report in. I wonder if the
department has compared the
frequency of violations now ver-
sus the period prior to 1996 when
those under court supervision
could check in locally.
Navigating parole or proba-
tion successfully is probably less
commonplace than it should
be and any way to help change
that, like placing an office within
the county, would go a long way
in saving taxpayer dollars and
increasing the chances that ex-
criminals stay straight.


----- LETTERS TO THE EDITOR -----

Replacing signs unfair


Dear Editor:
Is it fair for Baker County
police officers to keep placing
signs in someone's yard if they
are sexual offenders? Did anyone
ever stop to think that this causes
more harm than good?
What about the rights of the
other members living at that
home?
I think that this is unjustly
enforced, and no one should go
to jail for removing a sign from
their front yard.
Every person has the right to
go online and look up this infor-
mation it's free and available
to the public. So why post it for


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Cat behavior; an obsessive form of flattery


Having had
a cat or two THE
or sometimes
more than a few PO
around the house P 0
for most of my Kelley
life, I've had am-
ple opportunity
to observe their behavior.
They are as individual as hu-
mans in their personalities and
often just as quirky as we are.
When I talk to cat owners, I hear
the same stories about their hab-
its.
Between mylandlady and my-
self, we own five and take care
of a few strays. The latest addi-
tion to our feline family is Will,
whose smoky color and startling
blue eyes are hints of his pos-


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sible Siamese
3A CK heritage. As all
our permanent
_CH kitty residents
H S have come to us
innigan as strays, their
specific ante-
cedents remain
mysterious.
Will showed up as a small kit-
ten, apparently abandoned. It
didn't take much for this little fur
ball to worm his way into our af-
fections. He likes to come inside
in the morning and hang out
in the bathroom as I'm getting
ready for work. For some reason,
he's fond of my shoes, biting the
heels, curling his body around
them, hugging them to his tum-
my. Or he lies on top of them.


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This isn't the first fixation
with human clothing that I've
observed in a cat. Every one I've
ever owned exhibits the same be-
havior. The entire bed can be at
their disposal, but where do they
choose to nap? Directly on top of
the one shirt lying on the covers
at the foot of the bed.
Chase off the cat and relocate
the shirt to the head of the bed
and when they return they will lie
on it. Chase them off again and
put the shirt in the middle of the
bed and when they return you
get the idea.
The same for the sofa, the
floor, a table or anywhere else
clothes might be temporarily
resting. I've actually done con-
trolled experiments with this and
the result is always the same.
"It's because your clothes have
your scent on them," is the expla-


nation some people give me. That
seems plausible in part, but this
happens with clothes fresh from
the laundry or just purchased
items I've not had a chance to
even hang up yet.
My cat Jemimah can sleep
anywhere in the house she wants,
but where do I consistently find
her? The laundry basket.
I've had to cultivate the habit
of throwing an old towel over its
contents to keep my wardrobe
from being overtaken with cat
hair. Moving it around doesn't
help either, as the former illus-
tration with the shirt on the bed
explains.
I've purchased several cat beds
over the last few years and do you
think they will sleep in them? Of
course not.
And then there's the matter of
where they want to sit or lie when


you're trying to read or type or
fill out paperwork. Without fail,
it's directly on top of whatever
you're doing and no other spot
is acceptable sort of like the
bed and the shirt. They've got the
entire room, but on top of your
open book is the most premium
real estate.
Put them down and they come
right back. Put them down and
they come right back. Put them
down and ... well, you can't win.
It is, in the least, an obsessive
form of flattery. Humans can be
inconsistent. With cats you come
to know what to expect.


everyone to see?
They do not post "Here lives a
murderer or a burglar," so why a
sexual predator? It's not like this
is done in any of the other cities
or counties nearby.

Lizbet Torres
Macclenny
(Signs are posted on the public
right-of-way in front of residences
of convicted sexual predators only
- not convicted sexual offenders
- in Baker County.)


Welfare

better?
Dear Editor:
I have a question for the 55.9
percent who voted in your on-
line poll last week that the City
of Macclenny should not employ
persons with criminal histories.
What if that person was your
son or daughter? Better yet,
what if it was you? Are you so
perfect that you always use your
seat belt? Have you even gone
over the speed limit? Those are
against the law. Hmmm.
I'm currently in prison and I
have done everything in my pow-
er to better myself so I'll never
have to resort to my past activi-
ties to survive. I've earned a GED,
completed two trade schools and
several self-betterment classes.
But to that 55.9 percent, that
doesn't matter. We, in your eyes,
still don't deserve a chance. How
do you suggest I take care of my
children? Should I go on wel-
fare so you can then take care of
a criminal and her children? I
think not.
I'll admit that poor choices
brought me here, but I refuse to
come home to Macclenny and
allow you to stop me from doing
what is right. Are you scared that
we criminals can do the job and
maybe even do a better job? Why
not give us the chance to prove
we have changed, and allow the
city and other employers to hire
us.
So, to you 55.9 percent who
voted no, I'm coming home soon
and I won't allow you to hinder
me from getting a job and tak-
ing care of my children. Maybe
I'll get a job at the City of Mac-
clenny. Pull up a chair for me or,
you never know, it could be your
chair I'll be sitting in!

Rachel Kemp
Levy Forestry Camp
Bronson, FL


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A criminal complaint alleging aggravated assault
with a knife resulted from a confrontation at a resi-
dence off CR 127 north of Sanderson the evening of
December 11.
The complaint was made against the 17-year-old
step-son of James Walker, 35, who lives at the ad-
dress. Both Mr. Walker and another step-son told
Deputy Matt Sigers the argument began after Mr.
Walker urged the step-son to take his girlfriend, age
16, home about 9:oo. The two argued in a bedroom,
and the step-son allegedly retrieved a pocket knife
from a dresser and threatened Mr. Walker.
Both the step-father admitted he grabbed an un-
loaded shotgun during the melee, but did not point
it at the step-son as he left with the girlfriend.
The accused was released in the custody of his
natural father, and Deputy Sigers notified the De-
partment of Children and Families due to the pres-
ence of other juvenile age persons at the residence
that evening.
In other recent cases:
Lance Rewis, 29, of Macclenny was arrested for
battery following an altercation at Mac's Liquors
downtown the night of December 11.
Deputy Brandon Kiser said he arrived at the bar
on US 90 to find Mr. Rewis swinging violently in the


direction of William Cooler, 39, of Macclenny. Ear-
lier, bar owner Joyce Truluck had asked Mr. Cooler
to calm Mr. Rewis down after he allegedly started
several "minor altercations."
Mr. Rewis began swinging at him when ap-
proached, according to Mr. Cooler. The deputy
noted bruising on the victim's face.
A criminal complaint was filed December to
against Desiree Harris, 18, for violating a court or-
der to stay away from a 13-year-old female neighbor
off Clete Harvey Rd. south of Sanderson.
The mother of the teen called police alleging Ms.
Harris approached her daughter on a school bus,
and that the two were talking with each other that
afternoon outside their residences in violation of the
earlier order.
Deputy Robert Simpkins' report notes that the
younger girl was taken to the community mental
health center after allegedly threatening suicide if
she had to leave with her mother.
A complaint for battery was filed against a 44-
year-old male mental patient at Northeast Florida
State Hospital for striking employee Joshua Ben-
jamin, 22, the afternoon of December lo. The em-
ployee told police he was struck in the head while
tending to the patient in Building 32 about 4:oo.


Postage stolen from hospital


A criminal complaint for petty
theft was filed against a North-
east Florida State Hospital em-
ployee for mailing 13 packages
to a Georgia inmate using boxes
with postage paid by the hospi-
tal.
The allegations against Karla
Morgan, 44, of Jacksonville were
reported to police December to
by Michael Crews, security chief
at NEFSH. He identified her as
an employee in the hospital's
mail room.
Ms. Morgan reportedly sent
packages over an unspecified
time to inmate Steven McCloud
at the Glynn Countyjail in Bruns-
wick. Eleven of the boxes cost
$17.50 in postage and two addi-
tional ones $13.05 each for a total
of $218.60. Deputy Christopher
Walker noted in his report that
Ms. Morgan admitted to the of-
fense in a subsequent interview.
In other theft reports:
Patricia Clark of Macclenny
said her wallet, credit cards,
identification and $90 were tak-
en while she was at the Walmart
Supercenter on December 3.
When she reported her bank
card stolen the following day, Ms.
Clark learned it had been used in


Lake City for a $75 purchase and
again in Lake Butler for $44.
Christina Jones of Sanderson
said a wallet and contents were
taken from her purse while she
attended a party December to
at the Mathis House on the Glen
St. Mary Nurseries property. She
reported the incident December
13, and told police she last saw
the wallet when she placed her
purse on a table.
Someone removed drainage
grates December to from the
roadway on Odis Yarbrough Rd.
near its intersection with CR 125
north of Glen St. Mary.
Assistant Baker County Road
Department superintendent Dar-
rell Crawford said the absence
of one of the 3-foot by 18-inch
grates presented a traffic hazard


and it was replaced. Others were
located near the Shoals Park en-
trance to the east. That section of
road was recently reconfigured
and repaved.
Value of the grates was not
disclosed.
Nothing was reported taken
in a likely attempted burglary of
a 1994 Ford belonging to Morgo
Gaskins and parked on E. Ohio
in Macclenny during the early
morning hours of December 11.
The front driver side window was
broken out.


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Radios

updated
The Emergency Operations
Center, which moved into the
sheriffs administration complex
north of Macclennylast spring, is
also about to complete a roughly
$351,000 project to update its
dispatching system and purchase
more compatible radios.
Previously, communications
staff dispatched first responders
at three different stations one
for police, one for fire and anoth-
er for EMS.
Now they can dispatch all
three from the same station. The
new system also has the ability to
bundle all first responders onto
one channel during large-scale
emergencies.
The new radios operate at
both 700-megahertz and 800-
megahertz frequencies, allowing
responders to communicate with
other jurisdictions sent to Baker
County during emergencies or
when local responders assist
elsewhere.
The upgrades were funded
through $280,560 from the De-
partment of Homeland Security's
Public Safety and Interoperable
Communications Grant program,
which is aimed at improving co-
operation among agencies dur-
ing disasters.
The remaining project cost
served as county's local match for
the competitive grant program,
which awarded $968 million
across the nation. The local bur-
den was shared by the sheriffs
office, Baker County, City of Mac-
clenny and emergency services.
The new dispatch equipment
is up and running, but the new ra-
dios are still being programmed.
Emergency management direc-
tor Adam Faircloth said that
should be complete in the next
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A Macclenny woman detained
the afternoon of December to for
shoplifting at Walmart was also
charged with felony possession
of various controlled drugs for
which she did not have a pre-
scription.
Misty Lee, 31, told police the
89 pills and 22 partial pills found
in her possession belonged to a
deceased grandmother. Deputy
Koty Crews said the pills were
in a small bag handed over by a
Walmart employee who earlier
observed Ms. Lee stuffing mer-
chandise into a purse, pockets
and boots before attempting to
leave the store.
The inventory of stolen items
numbered 23 and were valued at
$196.
Other than the drug posses-
sion and shoplifting charges, Ms.
Lee faces an additional one for
resisting when the employee de-
tained her outside the store.
The pills in her possession
were identified at Fraser Hos-
pital, and ranged from the sleep
aid Ambien to Methadone and an
over-the-counter pain reliever.
Judith Calhoun, 62, of Mac-
clenny was charged with taking
$70 in merchandise out the front
door of Walmart the afternoon of
December 9 without paying.
The items a store employee
observed her concealing included
a manicure set and glucose moni-
tor.
Police also learned that Ms.
Calhoun was ordered to stay away
from CVS Pharmacy recently be-
cause of a similar incident.
Patricia Peterson, 37, of St.
George, Ga. was detained leaving
Walmart the afternoon of De-
cember 11 with underwear and a
pregnancy test kit she allegedly
took from the shelves and placed
in a purse while being observed
by a security worker.
She also tore price tags off the
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Bank donates $500 to Council on Aging
Wachovia Bank manager Helene Guest (left) presents Council on Aging director Mary Baxla and operations manager Ron
Tyson with a $500 check from Wachovia's corporate community grants foundation. "I was so impressed with the amount of
activity at the senior center and how many people go there," Ms. Guest said. "It's great for those who have lost loved ones.
When your partner goes, it's your whole world and to have an opportunity to socialize and enjoy games and have fun, well,
I was just so impressed." The money will be used to help the center's seniors and volunteers celebrate Christmas. "We want
every one of our caregivers and clients to have a gift for Christmas so they know that someone remembers them," Ms. Baxla
said.


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Excellence award from MADD
Teen Court director Ryan Brannan of Macclenny was recently presented
the Star of Excellence award by the MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driv-
ing) organization. Pictured here with Angela Corey, 4th Circuit state at-
torney (left) and Linda Cason, the MADD affiliate chairman. Mr. Brannan
received the honor at a recent recognition dinner held in Clay County. The
partnership between MADD and Teen Court was formed over three years
ago and includes a mandatory class that Mr. Brannan teaches to at-risk
youths in Baker and Bradford counties on the dangers of drinking and
driving, and of underage drinking.
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Holiday lights

The Whispering Pines Ho-
meowners Association proudly
presents its annual display of
decorated homes and luminar-
ies on Saturday, December 19
beginning at 6:00 pm. This is
our way of wishing everyone in
our community a very Merry
Christmas and a Happy New
Year. Bring your family and
friends for an evening of holiday
enjoyment.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BY THE BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BAKER COUNTY,
FLORIDA

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of
County Commissioners of Baker County, Florida,
will conduct a Public Hearing and adoption of the
proposed Ordinance whose title herein after ap-
pears, to be heard Monday, December 21, 2009
commencing at 6:00pm, at 55 North Third Street,
Macclenny, FL. A copy of the proposed Ordinance
may be inspected by any member of the public
at the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court in the
Baker County Courthouse in Macclenny, Florida.
On the date mentioned all interested parties may
appear and be heard with respect to this proposed
Ordinance.
ORDINANCE 2009-18

AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA,
AMENDING THE BAKER COUNTY LAND DEVEL-
OPMENT REGULATIONS TO AUTHORIZE A TAX
ASSESSMENT REDUCTION FOR PARENT OR
GRANDPARENT LIVING QUARTERS, PROVIDING
A REPEALER, SEVERABILITY, DIRECTIONS TO
THE CODIFIER, AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.

In accordance with the American with Disabili-
ties Act, persons needing a special accommodation
of an interpreter to participate in these proceedings
should contact the County Commissioners Office
at 904-259-3613, at least 48 hours prior to the
time of the hearing.
12/10-12/17
IN I HIt HLUII LUUHI U- I- H tlIbHIH JUUI-
CIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR BAKER
COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
Case No. 02-2009-CA-000034
Division

ROSE ACCEPTANCE, INC
Plaintiff,

vs.

JAMIE D. STACKHOUSE; DARLENE JOHNSON;
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, AS-
SIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS AND TRUSTEES
OF CLARICE STACKHOUSE, DECEASED AND UN-
KNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this
cause on November 24, 2009, in the Circuit Court
of Baker County, Florida, I will sell the property
situated in Baker County, Florida described as:

LOT 11, RIVERVIEW ACRES, ACCORD-
ING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF,
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE
72 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF BAKER
COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH
A 1994 DEST MOBILE HOME, SERIAL
#038061

and commonly known as: 23406 HASSIE
JOHNS RD., SANDERSON, FL 32087; including
the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located
therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bid-
der, for cash, at the front door of the Baker County
Courthouse, on January 26, 2010 at 11:00 a.m..
Any persons claiming an interest in the sur-
plus 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.

Dated this 30th day of November, 2009.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Bonnie Palleschi
Deputy Clerk
Edward B. Pritchard
(813) 229-0900 x1309
Kass, Shuler, Solomon, Spector, Foyle & Singer, PA.
P.O. Box 800
Tampa, FL 33601-0800
12/10-12/17
IN IHI LIHLUII LUUHI, tlbH IH JUUILIAL LIH-
CUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO.: 02-2009-CP-0046

IN RE: THE ESTATE OF:
NATHANIEL COPELAND,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate of Nathaniel
Copeland, Deceased, whose date of death was
September 1, 2008, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Baker County, Florida, Probate Division, File
Number 02-2009-CP-0046, the address of which
is 339 E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida
32063. The names and address of the co-personal
representatives and the co-personal representa-
tive's attorney are set forth below.

All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons, who have claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, including unmatured, contingent, or
unliquidated claims, and who have been served a
copy of this notice, must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.

All other creditor's of the decedent and other
persons who have claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent
or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.

NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
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 DECEMBER 10, 2009.

HUGH D. FISH, JR.
FLORIDA BAR NO.: 0242861
POST OFFICE BOX 531
MACCLENNY, FLORIDA 32063
(904) 259-6606 OR 6705
ATTORNEY FOR CO-PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVES

NATALIE LEE
MORRIS L. PAIGE
CO-PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES
12/10-12/17


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 19th day of November,
2009, in the cause wherein, COUNTRY FEDERAL
CREDIT UNION was plaintiff and DIANE HODGES
was defendant, being Case No. 2005-SC-80 in
said Court, I, Joey B. Dobson, as Sheriff of Baker
County, Florida have levied upon all the right, title
and interest of the defendant, Diane Hodges, in
and to the following described personal property,
to-wit:

2001 CHEVROLET MALIBU
VIN #: 1G1ND52J616174269
(Note: Anyone interested in viewing the vehicle
being sold may do so prior to the time of the sale
at Higginbotham's Towing & Recovery located at
7611 W Mount Vernon Street, Glen St. Mary, FL.)

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 January 12, 2010 at the hour
of 11:00a.m., or as soon thereafter as possible.
I will offer for sale all of the defendant's Diane
Hodges, right, title and interest in the aforesaid
personal property, at public auction and will sell
the same, subject to taxes, all prior liens, encum-
brances 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 satisfaction of the above described
execution. (NOTE: In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities
needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact the Baker County
Sheriff's Office at (904) 259-0245 prior to the date
of the sale.)


12/10-12/31


JOEY B. DOBSON,
Sheriff of Baker County, Florida
By: Pamela L. Davis, D.S.


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Legal Notices


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
SUWANNEE COUNTY, FLORIDA CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 2008-CA-000182
File No.: 09-121-CP
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA AS TRUSTEE,
IN RE: ESTATE OF Plaintiff,
GERALD RUDOLPH ROBERTS,
Deceased. vs.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate of GERALD
RUDOLPH ROBERTS, deceased, whose date of
death was October 30, 2009; File Number 09-121-
CP is pending in the Circuit Court for Suwannee
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is 200 S. Ohio Avenue, Live Oak, FL 32064.
The names and addresses of the personal represen-
tative and the personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against decedent's es-
tate, 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 DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OFA 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:
December 10, 2009.

/s/James W. Prevatt, Jr.
JAMES W. PREVATT, JR.
Attorney for Co-Personal Representatives
Florida Bar No. 0352012
506 S. Ohio Avenue
Live Oak, FL 32064
Telephone: (386) 362-7979
/s/Cristi L. Prevatt
CRISTI L. PREVATT
Co-Personal Representative
8886 141st Lane
Live Oak, FL 32060

/s/Shannon L. Roberts
SHANNON L. ROBERTS
Co-Personal Representative
102 Hollycliff
Cary, NC 27519
12/10-17
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY. FLORIDA
CASE NO,: 2009-CA-0073

AMERIS BANK, successor in interest to
FIRST NATIONAL BANK,
PLAINTIFF,
vs.

KENNETH M. HOWARD, JR.,
DEFENDANT.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Sum-
mary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered here-
in, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash
at the front door of the Baker County Courthouse,
339 E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. on the 12th day of January, 2010, the
following described property:
EXHIBIT "A"
PARCEL 52 *
A Parcel of land lying, being, and situ-
ate in Sections 29 and 30, Township 2
South, Range 21 East, Baker County,
Florida, more particularly described as
follows:
Commence at the Southwest comer
of said Section 29, and run South 88
degrees 10 minutes 17 seconds West,
along the South line of said Section 30,
a distance of 21.43 feet to the intersec-
tion with the Easterly Right of Way line
of an 80 foot county maintained graded
road (known locally as CowPen Road);
thence run North 01 degrees 45 minutes
17 seconds West along said Easterly
Right of Way line, a distance of 366.92
feet; thence continue running North 01
degrees 45 minutes 17 seconds West,
continuing along said Easterly Right of
Way a distance of 374.46 feet thence
continue running North 01 degrees 45
minutes 17 seconds West, continuing
along said Easterly Right of Way line, a
distance of 345.50 feet; thence continue
running North 01 degrees 45 minutes
17 seconds West, continuing along said
Easterly Right of Way line, a distance of
238.89 feet thence run North 13 degrees
35 minutes 16 seconds West, continu-
ing along said Easterly Right of Way
line, a distance of 109.82 feet; thence
continuing North 13 degrees 35 minutes
16 seconds West, continue along said
Easterly Right of Way line, a distance of
181.47 feet; thence run North 05 degrees
11 minutes 42 seconds West, continuing
along said Easterly Right of Way line, a
distance of 155.00 feet; thence continue
running North 05 degrees 11 minutes
42 seconds West, continuing along said
Easterly Right of Way line, a distance of
175.04 feet; thence run North 04 degrees
47 minutes 06 seconds East, continuing
along said Easterly Right of Way line, a
distance of 147.37 feet to the POINT OF
BEGINNING of the hereinafter described
parcel of land; thence continue running
North 04 degrees 47 minutes 06 seconds
East, continuing along said Easterly
Right of Way line, a distance of 324.63
feet; thence run North 89 degrees 34
minutes 33 seconds East, a distance
of 1339.22 feet; thence run South 01
degrees 39 minutes 17 seconds West, a
distance of 323.50 feet; thence run South
89 degrees 34 minutes 33 seconds West,
a distance of 1356.96 feet to the Point of
Beginning.

SUBJECT TO a 15 foot utility easement
over, across and along the Westerly
Boundary thereof along said Easterly
Right of Way line of an 80 foot county
maintained graded road (known locally
as Cow Pen Road).
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court
on December 4,2009.

Americans with Disabilities Act (Ada) Notice
Individuals with disabilities needing a reasonable
accommodation to participate in this proceeding
should contact the court administrators office, as
soon as possible, telephone: 904-259-0208 ; or,
if hearing impaired, 1-800-995-8771 (TTD); or 1-
800-955-8770 (v), via Florida Relay Service.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jamie Crews
Deputy Clerk
DALE G. WESTLING, SR., ESQUIRE
331 East Union Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Telephone: 9041356-234 1
Attorney for Plaintiff
12/10-12/17


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.,
Defendantss.

RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated Septem-
ber 3, 2009, and an Order Rescheduling Foreclo-
sure Sale dated December 8, 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 MOSE-
LEY, are Defendants.

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 16th day of February, 2010, the
following described real property as set forth in
said Final Summary Judgment, to wit:
EXHIBIT A
PARCEL "E"
A parcel of land lying in the S 1/ of
the NE 1 of the NW 1 of section 17,
township 2 south, range 22 east, Baker
County, Florida; said parcel being more
particularly described as follows:
Commence at a found 4"x4" concrete
monument located at the NW corner of
the S 1/ of the NE % of the NW % of said
section 17 and run south 00 degrees
22 minutes 58 seconds east, along the
west line of said S 1/ of NE 1 of NW %,
for a distance of 329.12 feet to a set /2"
iron rod; thence run north 89 degrees 10
minutes 39 seconds east for a distance
of 432.22 feet to a set /2" iron rod for
the point of beginning. From the point of
beginning thus described continue north
89 degrees 10 minutes 39 seconds east
for a distance of 432.22 feet to a set /2"
iron rod; thence run south 00 degrees 32
minutes 04 seconds east for a distance
of 330.06 feet to a set /2" iron rod lo-
cated on the south line of said S 1/ of NE
1 of NW 1; thence run south 89 degrees
14 minutes 22 seconds west, as a basis
of bearings, along last said south line,
for a distance of 432.66 feet to a set /2"
iron rod; thence run north 00 degrees 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 utili-
ties lying in the S 1/ of the NE 1 of the
NW % of section 17, township 2 south,
range 22 east, Baker County, Florida;
said easement being more particularly
described as follows:
Commence at a found 4"x4" concrete
monument located at the NW corner of
the S /2 of the NE 1 of the NW 1 of said
section 17 and run north 89 degrees 06
minutes 55 seconds east, as a basis of
bearings, along the north line of said S
1/ of NE 1 of NW 1, for a distance of
1295.37 feet to a found 4"x4" concrete
monument located on the westerly R/W
line of State Road 121; thence run south
00 degrees 36 minutes 36 seconds east,
along last said R/W line, for a distance
of 315.52 feet to a set /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 /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 /2" iron
rod; thence run north 89 degrees 10 min-
utes 39 seconds east for a distance of
894.41 feet to the point of beginning.

If you are a person claiming a right to funds re-
maining 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
remaining 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

AL FRASER
CLERKOF THE COURT
By: Jamie Crews
Deputy Clerk

Attorney for Plaintiff:
Brian L. Rosaler, Esquire
Popkin & Rosaler, P.A.
1701West Hillsboro Boulevard
Suite 400
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Telephone: (954) 360-9030
Facsimile: (954) 420-5187
12/17-12/24
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 19th day of November,
2009, in the cause wherein, COUNTRY FEDERAL
CREDIT UNION was plaintiff and WILLIAM E.
STEWART, was defendant, being Case No. 2004-
CC-318 in said Court, I, Joey B. Dobson, as Sheriff
of Baker County, Florida have levied upon all the
right, title and interest of the defendant, William
E. Stewart, in and to the following described per-
sonal property, to-wit:

1999 OLDSMOBILE SILHOUETTE MINI
VAN
VIN #: 1GHDX03E8XD167398
(Note: Anyone interested in viewing the
vehicle being sold may do so prior to the
time of the sale at Higginbotham's Towing
& Recovery located at 7611 W Mount
Vernon Street, Glen St. Mary, FL.)

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 February 9, 2010 at the hour
of 11:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as possible.
I will offer for sale all of the defendant's William
E. Stewart, right, title and interest in the aforesaid
personal property, at public auction and will sell
the same, subject to taxes, all prior liens, encum-
brances 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 satisfaction of the above described
execution. (NOTE: In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities
needing special accommodation 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.
12/17-1/7


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 02-2009-CA-000238
DIVISION:

THE BANK OF NEWYORK MELLON FKATHE BANK
OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFI-
CATEHOLDERS CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN
TRUST 2006-33CB, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-33CB,
Plaintiff,
vs.

THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES,
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, OR AGAINST, SAMANTHA DALE WIL-
LIAMS, DECEASED, etal,
Defendantss.

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES,
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, OR AGAINST, SAMANTHA DALE WIL-
LIAMS, DECEASED

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN

CURRENTADDRESS:
UNKNOWN

ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER
SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN

CURRENTADDRESS:
UNKNOWN

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose
a mortgage on the following property in BAKER
County, Florida:

LOTS 48 AND 49, COPPER CREEK HILLS,
UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
3, PAGES 36 AND 37, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.

has been filed against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses within 30
days after the first publication, if any, on Florida
Default Law Group, P.L., Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is 9119 Corporate Lake Drive, Suite 300,
Tampa, Florida 33634, and file the original with
this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attor-
ney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the relief demanded
in the Complaint or petition.
This notice shall be published once each week for
two consecutive weeks in the The Baker County
Press.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on
this 8th day of December, 2009.


Florida Default Law Group, PL.
PO. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
12/17-12/24


Al Fraser
Clerk of the Court
By: Jamie Crews
As Deputy Clerk


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2009 CA 000056

WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR
MASTR ASSET BACKED SECURITIES TRUST
2003-OPT1 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH
CERTIFICATES SERIES 2003-OPT1
Plaintiff,
vs.

ANITA HYMAN PATTERSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF ANITA HYMAN PATTERSON; UNKNOWN
PERSONS) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY;
Defendants.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 24,
2009, and entered in Case No. 2009 CA 000056,
of the Circuit Court of the 8th Judicial Circuit in
and for BAKER County, Florida. Wells Fargo Bank,
N.A., as Trustee for MASTR Asset Backed Securi-
ties Trust 2003-OPT1 Mortgage Pass-Through
Certificates Series 2003-OPT1 is Plaintiff
and ANITA HYMAN PATTERSON; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF ANITA HYMAN PATTERSON; UN-
KNOWN PERSONS) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY; are defendants. I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for cash at AT THE
EAST DOOR OF THE COURTHOUSE, AT 339 EAST
MACCLENNY AVENUE, MACCLENNY IN BAKER
COUNTY, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the 6 day of
January, 2010, the following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:

LOT 2, BLOCK B, MACCLENNY II, UNIT
II, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2, PAGES 64-65, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.

A 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
with 60 days after the sale.

Dated this 30th day of November, 2009.
ALFRASER
As Clerk of said Court
By: Bonnie Palleschi
As Deputy Clerk

This notice is provided pursuant to Adminis-
trative Order No.2.065.
In accordance with the Americans with Dis-
abilities Act, if you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost
to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please
contact the Court Administrator at 339 East Mac-
Clenny Avenue, 1st Floor, MacClenny, FL 32063,
Phone No. (904) 259-8113 within 2 working days
of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are
hearing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if
you are voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V)
(Via Florida Relay Services).

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IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO: 02-2009-CP-034

IN RE: ESTATE OF
GEORGE C. SEARCY,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate of GEORGE C.
SEARCY, deceased, whose date of death was July
28, 2009, is pending in the Circuit Court for BAKER
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is 339 E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, FL
32063.. The names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons 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 NO-
TICE 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 FILED WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
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
December 10, 2009.

Attorney for Personal Representative:
PAULJ. HEALY, ESQUIRE
Attorney for ELLA SEARCY
Florida Bar No. 799955
1830 Atlantic Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Telephone: (904) 391 0029
Fax: (904) 399 4540

Personal Representative:
ELLA SEARCY
6911 Gaillardia Road
Jacksonville, Florida 32211
12/10-12/17
CITIZENS OF MACCLENNY

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE at the regular meeting of
the City Council on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at
6:00 o'clock PM. 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 ACT AMEND-
ING SECTION 1-14 DEFINITIONS OF
CHAPTER ONE GENERAL PROVISION OF
THE UNIFIED LAND DEVELOPMENT REG-
ULATIONS OF THE CITY OF MACCLENNY
FLORIDA TO ADD A DEFINITION FOR
PRIVATE STREET; TO ADD DEFINITION
FOR STREET FRONTAGE; PROVIDING
FOR A DEFINITION FOR STREET, AP-
PROVED PRIVATE; PROVIDING A DEFINI-
TION FOR STREETS, PUBLIC; PROVID-
ING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Anyone having an interest in the final reading of
this Ordinance is invited to attend the meeting.
12/17
CITIZENS OF MACCLENNY

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE at the regular meeting of
the City Council on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at
6:00 o'clock PM. 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 ACT AMEND-
ING CHAPTER 9 STREETS, SIDEWALKS,
AND RIGHT-OF-WAYS OF THE UNIFIED
LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS OF
THE CITY OF MACCLENNY, FLORIDA,
TO AMEND SECTION 9-2 GENERALLY TO
ADD THE WORD (ADJECTIVE) APPROVED
TO PRIVATE ROADS; AMENDING 9-3 AP-
PLICABILITY TO REMOVE; THE REQUIRE-
MENT OF ONLY NEW ROADS; AMENDED
9-5 DEFINITIONS TO ADD PRIVATE
STREETS, STREET FRONTAGE, STREET,
APPROVED PRIVATE, AND STREET, PUB-
LIC; TO AMEND SECTION 9-9 STREET
DESIGN STANDARDS TO ADD APPROVAL
PROCESS FOR PRIVATE STREETS BY
CITY MANAGER; AMENDED 9-11 DEDI-
CATION TO REQUIRE APPROVAL OF PRI-
VATE STREETS REMAINING IN COMMON
PRIVATE OWNERSHIP; PROVIDING FOR
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Anyone having an interest in the final reading of
this Ordinance is invited to attend the meeting.
12/17


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JOEL ADDINGTON
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reporter@bakercountypress.com
Jerry Morgan and Curtis
Force have been neighbors on
Sanderson's Sapp Road for more
than three decades, but Mr. Mor-
gan wasn't happy about the pros-
pect of getting another neighbor
living, as he put it, "right under
my nose."
Both men were present the
evening of December to for the
Land Planning Agency's [LPA]
granting of Mr. Force's applica-
tion for a 3-acre homestead di-
vision lot on his 39 acres on the
south side of Sapp Road about a
half-mile east of CR 229 S.
Homestead division allows for
the sale of no more than two lots
per year, as small as 2.5 acres,
provided the property owner
meets a number of requirements,
all of which Mr. Force met, said
county planning director Ed
Preston.
"The property on the east
end, I'm not really using it, so
I'd like to sell it," Mr. Force told
the board. He lives with his wife
on the tract, which also contains
a rental trailer once occupied by
his late sister-in-law.
Mr. Morgan opposed the re-
quest, saying, "They are wonder-
ful neighbors ... but that'll put a
house right next to mine. I came
out here for the peace and quiet
and to get away from a subdivi-
sion."
Mr. Morgan owns the neigh-
boring seven acres to the east
and constructed his residence
near the parcel's western edge.
He was also concerned about


the proposed lot's small size and
feared the neighborhood could
soon resemble a nearby mobile
home park.
"We call it Little Mexico. It's a
disaster," he said of the park.
Though LPA board members
approved Mr. Force's applica-
tion, it was conditioned upon the
new residence being located 80
feet from Mr. Morgan's property
line. When asked if the condition
would assuage his concerns Mr.
Morgan replied, "Not really. They
would still be on top of me."
The vote granting the home-
stead division was 4-0. Board al-
ternate Larry Porterfield filled in
due to the absence of two regular
LPA members, chairman C.J.
Thompson and Pat Collier.
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Broughton said her home was
built close to the property line as
well, despite the tract's large size
at 47 acres. If the adjacent prop-
erty were sold, she said, "My little
piece of heaven turns into having
somebody on my back door ...
But it's my fault."
The LPA is also in the midst of
formulating amendments to the
county's comprehensive plan,
which governs future growth and
development.
A number of committees, each
tackling a different section of
the plan and chaired by a board
member, are drafting recom-
mended changes. They should be
finalized in January for the full
board's consideration, said Mr.
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OBITUARIES


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DECEMBER 17, 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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JesseBullard, 72,
ofBaxley, Georgia
Jesse James Bullard, 72, died
Sunday, December 6, 2009. He
was born December 1, 1937 and
enjoyed collecting old things,
listening to old country songs
and sharing old memories. He
retired from Ryder Truck Lines
and raised his family in Mac-
clenny until moving back home
to Baxley, Ga. where he was em-
ployed by Swain Funeral Home.
Mr. Bullard was preceded in
death by parents Maggie and
Wille Bullard; sister Eris Hop-
kins; brother Kenny Bullard;
son Mitch Bullard; grandchil-
dren Jessalyn Combs and Ed-
ward Barton.
Survivors include wife Nell
Bullard of Baxley; son Gary
(Celle) Bullard of Macclenny;
daughter Melissa (Derrall) Tuck-
er of Macclenny; sister Laura
Floyd of Jacksonville; brothers
Edsel Bullard of Baxley, Carroll
Bullard of Blackshear, Ga., Wen-
dell Bullard of McRae, Ga. and
Royce Bullard of Macclenny;
in-laws Anita and David Mette
of Glen St. Mary; eight grand-
children and 11 great-grandchil-
dren.
The funeral service was held
December 9 at Red Oak Baptist
Church in Baxley. Swain Funeral
Home was in charge of arrange-
ments.


Russell Easterday,
86, repairman dies
Mr. Russell Harley Easter-
day, 86, of Taylor died Tues-
day, December 15, 2009 at St.
Vincent's Medical Center in
Jacksonville following a brief
illness. He was a native of Bris-
ton, Oklahoma and resided in
Amarillo, Texas before moving
to Taylor in 1983. He was the
son of John Calvin Easterday
and Esther Milligan Easterday
and the widower of Georgia Mae
Easterday. He worked as a re-
pairman with Southwestern Bell
Telephone Company in Amarillo
for 32 years until his retirement.
He was of the Baptist faith and
an Army Air Force veteran of
WWII serving in European Afri-
can Middle Eastern campaigns.
Survivors include son Char-
lie (Janet) Easterday of Taylor;
three grandchildren; four great-
grandchildren.
The graveside funeral service
was held the morning of Decem-
ber 17 at the Taylor Cemetery
with Rev. Tom Pope officiat-
ing and assisted by Rev. Perry
Hayes. Guerry Funeral Home
was in charge of arrangements.

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Sanderson
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


Paula' Crews, 86,
of Kingsley Lake
Pauline Williams (Paula)
Crews, 86, a resident of Kingsley
Lake and former Macclenny res-
ident, died December 10, 2009
at the Community Hospice Cen-
ter in Jacksonville.
Mrs. Crews was a native
of Upland, Calif. and was the
daughter of Charles and Myrtle
Gambill Williams. She received a
bachelor's degree in nursing and
was valedictorian of her class at
Chaffey College in Upland. She
also received her bachelor's de-
gree in political science from the
University of Florida.
Mrs. Crews trained and
worked at Huntington Hospital
in Santa Barbara, Calif. treating
wounded servicemen from the
Pacific Theatre during WWII,
where she met Marine Corps
fighter pilot John J Crews Jr.
They were married for 42 years
until his death. The couple re-
sided in Macclenny for 20 years
beginning in 1948 while John
practiced law and served in the
Florida state legislature for 14
years. They moved to Gaines-
ville in 1968 when Mr. Crews
became a state circuit judge.
While living in Macclenny,
Paula contributed to the devel-
opment of many community
services in Baker County, in-
cluding the blood bank, pub-
lic health nursing, the nursing
home, the state hospital and
the school system. She was the
Democrat Party delegate from
Baker County, a member of the
Macclenny Woman's Club and
numerous county and state or-
ganizations; and a charter mem-
ber of the Macclenny Church
of Christ. She devoted the vast
majority of her time and energy
to providing a loving and stable
home for her husband and three
children.
Mrs. Crews is survived by
daughter Debra (Tom) Treece of
Jacksonville; sons John J Crews
III, of Kingsley Lake and Bryan
W. (Jodie) Crews of Orlando; 10
grandchildren and four great-
grandchildren.
The funeral service for Mrs.
Crews was held December 15
at 11:00oo am at the Macclenny
Church of Christ with Sam
Kitching officiating. Interment
followed at Woodlawn Cem-
etery. Guerry Funeral Home of
Macclenny was in charge of ar-



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Jo Heath, 51, of
Macclenny dies
Jo Evans Heath, 51, of Mac-
clenny died December 8, 2009.
She was born in Bradford Coun-
ty to the late Ancil Evan Griffis
and Norma
Daphine
Griffis on
Aug ust
26, 1958.
She was a
resident
of Baker
County for
most of her
life and a
member of
Faith Bap-
tist Church. Jo Heath
Mrs .
Heath enjoyed working for
Wal-Mart since 2002 as well as
spending time with family. She
was predeceased by brothers
Jeffery Wayne Floyd, Johnny
Russell Richendollar and James
Edward Richendollar.
Survivors include her hus-
band of 15 years, Ronald Paul
Heath of Macclenny; her chil-
dren Donald Ray (Kim) Bry-
ant Jr. of Raiford, Wilmar Joe
(Trudy) Bryant of Taylor, Mar-
cus James (Amanda) Fennell of
Macclenny; brothers Jack (Kar-
en) Richendollar of Highland,
Fla., Gregory Griffis of Macclen-
ny; sister Geneva Irene (James)
Rhoden of Macclenny, Jeannie
Marie Hart of Baxter; and eight
grandchildren.
The family received friends
and family Thursday, December
to, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The
funeral service was held Friday,
December 11, at 3:00 pm at the
funeral home with Pastor Wil-
fred McCormick officiating. In-
terment followed at Macedonia
Cemetery in Macclenny. Pall-
bearers were Ben Myers, Mi-
chael Bennett Jr., Jerry "Crip"
Harvey, Timothy Hance, Brian
Hance and George Wilkerson.
Ferreira Funeral Services was in
charge of arrangements.

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CONGREGATIONAL
IPETHODIST CHURCH
Cr 127 N. of Sanderson
Sunday School 10:00 am
Sunday Porning Service 11:00 am
Sunday Night Service 0:00 pm
Wed. Night Service 7:50 pm
Pastor Allen Crews
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First Baptist Church
of Sanderson
CR 229 S., Sanderson FL
Sunday School ....... 10:00 am
Sun. Morning Worship. 11:00 am
Sun. Evening Worship .. 6:00 pm
Wed. Eve. Bible Study .. 7:00 pm
Pastor Bob Christmas
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Mr. McPherson,
dies December 6
Donnie Lee Hodges McPher-
son, 65, died Sunday, December
6, 2009. He was born October 1,
1944 in Macclenny, the daugh-
ter of the late Clifford and Allie
Hersey Hodges. Mr. McPherson
and wife Carroll were married
44 years and would have cel-
ebrated their 45th anniversary
this month.
Survivors other than his wife
include daughter Stephanie (Jo-
seph) Grohol Jr.; sisters Lou-
ise Griffith and Linnie (Jack),
Mann both of Macclenny, Janie
(Alfred) Wiggins of Glen St.
Mary; brothers David (Retha) of
Starke, Warren (Ruth) of Lake
Butler and Idus Hodges of Lake
City; numerous nieces, neph-
ews, brother and sister in-laws
and mother in-law.
The funeral service was held
December 9 at 11:oo am at Kress
Memorial Church in Winter
Park, Fla. Interment followed at
Woodlawn Memorial Park.


James Rhoden,
62, outdoorsman
James L. Rhoden, 62, of St.
George, Georgia died Decem-
ber 14, 2009. He was born in
Jacksonville to Maurice and
Ruth Rho-
den, and re-
sided in St.
George for
38 years.
He served
intheArmy,
worked at
Anheus-
er Busch
and was a
real estate
agent.
Mr. Rho- James Rhoden
den loved
his family, watching UFC and
boxing, fishing, hunting, race
cars, his roosters and dogs. He
was predeceased by his father,
mother and four brothers.
Survivors include loving wife
of 44 years Geneva I. Rhoden;
sons James L. (Kerry) Rhoden
Jr., Richard E. (Nancy) Rhoden;
five grandchildren; numerous
friends. They all loved him and
will miss him dearly.
The funeral service will be
held Friday, December 18 at
2:00 pm at V. Todd Ferreira Fu-
neral Services Chapel with Pas-
tor Elmer Holbrooks officiating.




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


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121 North t 259-4461
Macclenny, FL
Pastor Tim Cheshire
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Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
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Thursday, December 17,2009

Phil Thomas, 61,
code board officer
Phillip Terry "PT" Thomas,
61, died peacefully Saturday
morning, December 12, 2009 at
his home in Glen St. Mary with
his loving
wife Alicia
by his side.
He was
born June
20, 1948 at
Humphries
Memorial
Hospital in
Fernandi-
na, the son
of James
Madison
Thomas PhilThomas
and the late
Ann Walters Thomas. He grew
up in Callahan and attended Cal-
lahan High School. He enrolled
in Columbia Military Academy
in Holden Wahl, Tenn. where he
graduated in 1966. He enlisted
in the U.S. Navy and served dur-
ing the Vietnam War.
Upon his discharge, Mr.
Thomas returned home to Fer-
nandina Beach and worked for a
time as an air traffic controller at
the FAA Center in Hilliard, and
later moved to Baldwin Park,
Ca. to work for the Baldwin Park
Police Department. He became
a police training officer with the
Los Angeles Police Department
and trained many of their finest
officers. He retired as a detective
supervisor after over 25 years of
service.
Upon his retirement, Mr.
Thomas and his wife returned
to Florida where with the help
of friends and family he began a
new life and built his new home
in Glen St. Mary. He was later
named code enforcement officer
for Baker County. PT's dedica-
tion to his job never wavered
and he always looked forward to
returning to work when he was
able, and truly appreciated the
concern shown to him by his co-
workers and many Baker County
friends.
His love of gardening and
animals were evident, and his
dream to have acres of land,
peace and quiet, and a simple
life after retiring from LAPD
became a reality for both Terry
and his wife.
PT is survived by his wife Ali-
cia Cabrera-Thomas; his beloved
father James M. "Jim" Thomas;
sisters and their husbands, Lin-
da and Fred Armstrong, Brenda
and James Wall, Beth and Larry
McDonald; sons Chris, Paul,
Jason, Corey, Mark and Geoff;
daughters Krystal and Kassan-
dra.
The family will receive friends
from 5:00-7:00 pm Thursday,
December 17 at Oxley-Heard
Funeral Home. The funeral
service will be held at 1:oo pm
Friday at the First Presbyte-
rian Church in Fernandina, and
Mr. Thomas will be laid to rest
near his mother in Bosque Bello
Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to the Ann Thom-
as Resource Library at the First
Presbyterian Church, 9 North
Sixth Street, Fernandina Beach,
Fl. 32034. Arrangements by Ox-
ley-Heard Funeral Directors,
Fernandina; please share his life
story at www.oxleyheard.com


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In Loving Memory
of
DannyJohns
6/21/1967-12/17/2008
"Merry Christmas"
One year ago, you left your life
and went away. God chose you
for a reason and I know this is
true. That cancer took you, that
nasty thing. You tried so hard
and you fought with all you
had. The days have gone by and
it still hurts like hell. I want to
call you so badly and just say
hello. But your memories are all
that I have of a precious time
in my life when you were still
around. I have never for one
second quit loving you the same
way I did the day you took your
last breath. So I love you and I
miss you and always remember
that I will see you in Heaven
one day.
LOVE You ALWAYS,
MAMA AND DAD,
DONNA, DEBBIE, PAUL, JOE


Earns bachelors
The family of Amber Dolby is
proud to announce her gradu-
ation from the University of
Florida on December 19 with a
bachelor of arts in political sci-
ence, a minor in classical studies
and a certificate in international
affairs.
Ms. Dolby was inducted into
the National Political Science
Honor Society and will be gradu-
ating as a Dean's Scholar. She
plans to travel overseas before
returning for graduate school
next fall. She is a 2006 graduate
of Baker County High School.
Amber Dolby


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In Loving Memory
of
Mitchell Lauramore
12/15/1942 3/09/2005

You are my Daddy.
I have not looked at this as a
goodbye. I have not allowed the
sorrow of your death to destroy
me. I will embrace what you
have taught me through the
years and carry that with me.
You have not died. You will
forever be a part of my life, and
through me you willforever be
a part of my children's as well.
We are your legacy. I am proud
to have had you in their lives. I
hope they inherit your charm,
your charisma, and your "tell it
like it is" attitude. Thank you for
being there, thank you for being
stronger than you know, and
most of all, thank you for loving
us. You have inspired me to live
life to the fullest and never back
down, and always speak my
mind. I will not be taken over
by the anger, hurt and frustra-
tion that I stillfeelfrom your
loss. Instead, I will remember
the days when you were here
and you and I would always go
fishing. I willforever see you in
my memories. Hearing you tell
me, "Don't let the gator get the
fish... reelfaster Angie."And
you laughing so hard at me,
'cause as far as I was concerned
that gator could have that
fish. There you willforever be
healthy and strong, that's my
favorite memory. In time, I
hope to be able to think and talk
about you and not want to cry.
Sorrow is inevitable, but I will
face this with the same cour-
age you did, because I am you
and you are my Daddy. Always
your daughter, Angie. Happy
Birthday Daddy.
WE LOVE AND MISS YOU,
DAVID, RAY AND ANGIE


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In observance of the Christmas & New Year's holidays, the City of
Macclenny will have the following solid waste collection schedule:

No solid waste pickup on Christmas Day,
Friday, December 25.
Entire City of Macclenny pickup on Monday, December 28.
Regular pick up Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday:
December 29, 30, and 31.
No solid waste pickup on New Year's Day,
Friday, January 1.
Entire City of Macclenny pickup on Monday, January 4.

Citywide Cleanup
January 4 January 29
Place unwanted household items by the side of the road for free
pickup during these dates.
Help us keep our city clean!!!!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!


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ATTENTION:

The Baker County Building,

Planning and Zoning offices are

relocating. We are moving to

360 East Shuey Avenue, directly

behind our old location. Our of-

fices will be closed Tuesday and

Wednesday, December 29 and

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SOCIAL NOTICE SUBMISSION INFORMATION CONTACT US
Birth announcements, wedding notices and social events must be submitted within four weeks of the event. 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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Humphrey- Barnhart Kara Rourke
WedDecember 12 Sister is born


Dave and Tammie Humphrey
of Jacksonville and Tim and
Sonya Barnhart Sr. of Glen St.
Mary are pleased to announce
the wedding of children Hannah
L. Humphrey of Jacksonville to
Tim G. Barnhart Jr. of Glen St.
Mary.
The couple was married De-
cember 12, 2009 at 2:00 pm at
Linwood on the Glen St. Mary
Nursery.
Following a honeymoon to
Gatlinburg, Tennessee the cou-
ple will reside in Jacksonville.


CaSandra Davis
Sister is born
Jason and Angela Davis of
Macclenny are proud to an-
nounce the birth of daughter
CaSandra Angelina Davis on
November 23, 2009 at Shands of
Jacksonville. CaSandra weighed
5 lbs. 1 oz. and was 18" long.
CaSandra joins siblings Ja-
son, Daniel, Brittany, Austin,
Destiny and Tristan.


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Kayla Elaine Rourke of Mac-
clenny is pleased to announce
the birth of baby sister Kara
Elizabeth Rourke. Kara was
born at 2:50 pm on November
11, 2009. She weighed 7 lbs. 14
oz. and was 201/2" long.
Proud parents are Justin and
Sandy Rourke of Macclenny.
Paternal grandmother is Deb-
bie Rourke. Great-grandparents
are Maxine Home of Macclenny
and Chuck and Francis Warner
of Live Oak.


The Baker County Friends of
Instrumental Arts had a busy
week of handing out donations
totaling $750 to the high school
and middle school band pro-
grams and hosting the third an-
nual Breakfast with Santa fund
raiser.
The latter event drew about
300 participants the morning
of December 12 to the middle
school auditorium where an esti-
mated 80 kids had their pictures
taken with Santa. It also included
a Christmas concert from the
Wildcat band in whichchildren
played kazoos on stage during
the closing number.
The event raised more than
$1000.
Two days before, the non-prof-
it band support group donated
$290 to assist the middle school's
band program. The check was ac-
cepted by band director Bill Mc-
Clendon during a holiday concert
December lo.
The high school band's direc-
tor Summer McClendon received
a check for $460 from Friends
of Instrumental Arts president
Steve Gaylord during its holiday


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Boys drop three straight d


Coach: Struggling

squad is improving


BOB GERARD
SPORTS WRITER
It's been a brutal start to the
season for the Wildcat basketball
team.
After high hopes in pre-sea-
son, Coach Charles Ruise has had
to reevaluate after a 1-4 start. But
the ever-optimistic veteran coach
sees a light at the end of the tun-
nel.
"We've had some major prob-
lems with execution down the
stretch," said Ruise. "But I've
seen some major improvement in
the last few games and we should
be in good shape by the time we
get to district play."
The Cats were blown out in a
58-41 defeat at the hands of Uni-
versity Christian on Dec. lo, but
came back with much narrower
margins in losses this past week-
end.
The Wildcats knew they
would face a juggernaut in UC's
big center Muslam Gore, who
broke open a close game with
an 11-point performance in the
third period. Up until that point
the Wildcats were only down by
a bucket, but UC went on a 23-14
run to seal the win.
BCHS trailed 21-19 at the half
behind inspired play by Chris
Walton, who served up a trio of
3-pointers in the first half to keep
BCHS in the game. UC picked up
the pace in the second half and
the Cats didn't have an answer
for the Gore.
Walton was the only Wildcat
in double figures with 19 points.
Blane Finley had 9 points.
"We've had some trouble
beating the press," said Ruise.


'That's put us in a hole,
but we're making strides
with handling the pres-
sure."
The team endured
a heartbreaker on the
road December 11 in
Live Oak, sustaining a
12-point loss to the Bull-
dogs.
The Wildcats led
Suwannee behind an
outstanding first half
from Chris McCray, who
scored 17 of his game-
high 19 points in the first
half. The Cats couldn't
hold off a furious 11-4
run by the Dogs, who
tied the game and went ahead in
the last seconds.
It was a similar story on the
road in Crescent City the follow-
ing day.
Baker High kept it close but -
sustained a third period run by -4
the Raiders that gave the hosts a
70-66 victory.
"Some of our key impact play-
ers are struggling to step up to
the next level," said Ruise.
He can't fault their work ethic,
but is waiting for it to pay off dur-
ing competition.
The Wildcats shot well from
the outside with six 3-pointers,
but it was the long range bomb- ,
ing of Crescent City that made
the difference. A
The Raiders hit an incredible
to from behind the are in the
game.
The Cats were led by Walton
with 19, McCray with 11 and Fin- for the Florida First Coast Classic
ley with 9 points in the loss. on December 29.
The team takes a break for
Christmas before coming back


PHOTOS BYJUD JOHNSON
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fends against a Suwanee player with help from Walton. Bottom at left: Kendrick
Singleton looks for help.


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Close wins over Snyder, Nassau


The Lady Wildcats ran their
record to 8-1 with a pair of tight
victories this past weekend. The
girls won by four over Bishop
Snyder on Thursday at home and
by two on Friday at home against
West Nassau.
The Cats took a 38-34 victory
over Bishop Snyder on Thursday.
The home win was not an easy
one as Snyder kept it close.
The Cats went ahead 11-6
early, but Snyder battled back in
the second period, picking up the
pace and narrowing the deficit.
The Cardinals tied the game sec-
onds before the halftime horn.
"It was a pretty close game all
the way through. We just never
could pull away," said Coach
Franklin Griffis.
The girls went on a 9-4 run,
but Bishop Snyder kept the pace
slow in throughout the second
half. Neither team shot the ball
effectively. Destiny de la Pena led
the scoring with to points for the
Wildcats.
Chelsey Ruise had 9 points
and Brittany Bums had 8 points
and 7 rebounds. Kiana Parker
led the way defensively with 8
boards.
If Thursday's game was a nail
biter, the one on Friday verses the
Lady Warriors of West Nassau
was even more so. It was a battle
of two halves, with the Warriors
triumphing in the first half and
the Cats coming back in exciting
fashion in the second.
The Wildcats were helped by
Ruise's best game of the season.
The sophomore guard poured in
22 points, most in the second half
to spark the comeback.
The Wildcats needed some
spark. The Warriors came out
running and battling for every
ball in the first half and held a
26-15 edge going into the inter-
mission. High scorer de la Pena
got in early foul trouble, which
limited the Wildcats offensively.
Coach Franklin Griffis rattled
some chains during the halftime
break and that seemed to wake
the girls up. "It was an encour-


aging
speech,"
conceded
Griffis.
The
encour-
agement"
seemed to
work and
the girls
took the
court with
a lot more
fire. They
went on a
o1-point
run in
the third
period to
narrow the
West Nas-
sau lead
to 3 and
then tied
the game
late in the
fourth
quarter The girls' Megan Ostee
and pulled
ahead in
the last seconds to secure the
game.
Ruise led the way with 22
points and Kiara Battles added 7
points and 7 rebounds. Meghan
O'Steen had 13 rebounds and Ki-
ana Parker 11 for the Cats.
The Lady Cats won't play


PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON
en blocks out during a free trown against
Bishop Snyder.
again until January 4th when
they travel to Lake Butler. Tip-off
is at 7:30 pm.

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Wedding set, white gold with Pave
diamonds, beautiful antique look. Will
sacrifice for half price of original price,
$1100 firm. Please call 563-1698.
12/17p
25'x36' garage trusses $1500 OBO.
259-3300. 3/12tfc
Compaq computer, complete with small
desk $40 OBO. Home theater system
$100 OBO. 259-2691 or 252-1900.
12/17p
The Cottage Consignment Shop, 65
W. Mclver. Twilight sale December 15
and 22 from 5-8:00 pm, extra reduced
prices. 259-8711. 12/10-12/17p
Got roaches? Buy Harris Famous Roach
Tablets or Powder. Eliminates roaches or
your money back, guaranteed. Available
at Bennett's Feed. 10/15tfc
Lawn tractor with 5' bush hog, good
runner, $3300. 259-7360. 12/17p
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
Canvases, drawing pads and much
more! On sale now. The Office Mart, 110
S. Fifth Street, 259-3737. tfc
Split oakfirewood, $40 small truck load,
$70 regular truck load. Cash only. 259-
2411. 12/17p
Baldwin upright piano $1000 OBO. 259-
1286. 12/10-12/17p
Enjoy unhurried Christmas shopping at
the Franklin Mercantile. Open Thursday
Saturday 10-5 through holidays. R.R.
crossing in Glen. 259-6040. 12/10tfc
Infant car seat with base, Graco, blue
and beige, $25. 588-3628. 11/26tfc
Moving sale, coffee and end tables
$35, kitchen table and four chairs $35,
oak TV armoire $300, maple finish desk
$45, dark brown dual reclining sofa $20,
mechanical treadmill $20, space heaters
$15 each, washer and dryer $300, 25"
TV $25, VCR $20, DVD $20, box of new
children's books $25. 647-4454.12/17p
Great selection Personalized Christmas
ornaments. Faith, family and friends gift
ware, hand-made pottery, unique jewelry
designs. The Franklin Mercantile 259-
6040. 12/10tfc
26' Boston Whaler, center console,
single engine, diesel, new trailer. 954-
263-7311 or 904-397-0410.
12/17-12/24p
Pump assault shotgun 126A Ruger
10/22 customized. 259-8188. 12/10p
Three 11 R 22.5 semi truck tires, new,
$100 each and two 295-75R22.5 used,
good shape $50 each. 87 Yamaho Moto
90 four-wheeler, needs work $250. 259-
6403. 12/17p
2007 Suzuki Boulevard C50T, 800 cc,
fuel injected, 8900 miles, loaded, cobra
pipes, tires in good shape, $5600. 904-
655-1094. 12/17-12/24p
Used sofa/loveseat, green and blue
plaid. Could use a cleaning, $50. Call
after 6:00 pm. 904-275-2649. 12/17p
Fried turkeys plain, Cajun, injected or
smoked. Richard's Market. 259-6660.
12/17c





1996 Mitsubishi Montero, loaded,
152,000 miles, excellent condition,
$3195 OBO. 904-219-7993 or 904-613-
6871. 12/17-12/31 p
1989 Mercedes, four door, around
50,000 miles on engine, a nice car,
$1800.571-0913. 12/17p
2010 Camaros, 1LT, 2LT, SS. 5 to
choose from. from $25,954. 259-5796,
259-6117. 12/17p
2007 Chevy Trailblazer LT. Leather,
loaded. $15,995. 259-5796, 259-6117.
12/17p
2005 Jeep Wrangler, soft top, 5-speed
$12,990. 259-5796, 259-6117. 12/17p
2003 Chevy Tahoe LT, 2WD, Won't last.
$7,995.259-5796,259-6117. 12/17p


2007-08 Chevy Tahoes IS, LT, LTZ, Clinical Positions, busy Jacksonville
2WD, 3 to choose from $22,990. 259- homehealth care company seeks clini-
5796, 259-6117. 12/17p cal personnel for the Baker county area.
2006 Buick LaCrosse CXL. Leather, In need of RN, LPN, OT, COTA, PT, PTA,
loaded, beautiful. $11,995. 259-5796, SLP and HHA personnel. PRN with po-
259-6117. 12/17p tential for FT position. Send resumes to:
2008 Nissan Titan Crew with Dale Earn- figura@qchhcfl.com or fax to 904- 391
hardt Jr. wheels. $16,995. 259-5796, 1755. No phone calls, please
Or(. 1.7 /7. 12/17-12/24p


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2008 Honda Fit Sport. Only 21,000
miles. $11,995 259-5796, 259-6117.
12/17p
2008 Toyota Avalon Touring, Automatic,
beautiful. $19,854. 259-5796, 259-
6117. 12/17p
2005 Chevy Silverado LT, Crew cab,
leather, loaded, 5.3L $17,995. 259-5796,
259-6117. 12/17p
1990 Chevrolet Sliverado Z71, four
wheel drive, red and white step-side
with red interior, automatic V8, power
steering, power brakes, power windows,
power door locks, heat/air. Extras include
new tires, extra tires and rims, diamond
plated tool box, $5,000. 904-259-5094.
12/17p
1987 Land Rover, good for hunting,
$850 OBO. Call 945-2897.12/10-12/24p





Looking for someone interested in car-
pooling to Bolles in Jacksonville. Call
525-5700. 12/3-12/10Oc





Hair Dynamics Christmas Specials Get
a free haircut with a $45 foil scheduled
with Gina. Get $5 off for color or high-
lights scheduled with Tara. Mindy Raver,
Aesthetic Beauty Specialist is back on
Friday only. Call for an appointment at
904-259-3639. 121/17p





Two half beagle/sheltie puppies, eight
months old, very gentle, Asking small re-
homing fee. Call 904-207-8446. 12/17p
Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $65 adoption fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc
AKC registered Lab puppies, masters
on both sides. 904-266-4339.
12/17-12/24p
Tiny Chihuahuas, pure bred, mom and
pop present, two males, $200, health
certificate. 259-8188. 12/17p
Horses $700 and up, training and les-
sons, specialized in barrel racing and
other various styles. 904-237-3694 or
266-4339. 12/17-12/24p





Ring at Peebles, call and identify. 259-
8509. 12/17p





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sified advertising on subjects like
work-at-home, weight loss products,
health products. While the newspaper
uses reasonable discretion in deciding
on publication of such ads, it takes no
responsibility as to the truthfulness of
claims. Respondents should use caution
and common sense before sending any
money or making other commitments
based on statements and/or promises;
demand specifics in writing. You can also
call the Federal Trade Commission at 1-
877-FTC-HELP to find out how to spot
fraudulent solicitations. Remember: if it
sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
- The Baker County Press
Dental assistant needed in Lake City,
Florida. Full time position, Monday- Fri-
day 9:00 am 5:00 pm. Salary based on
experience. Please fax resume to 386-
752-3122. 12/17-1/7p
Local insurance agency looking for ex-
perienced insurance representative for
sales and service. Send resume to PO
Box 1813, Macclenny, Florida 32063.
12/10-12/17p
We are looking for a creative person
with above average literacy skills to fill a
part-time graphics position. Knowledge
of Adobe Creative Suite and Mac skills a
must. Send resume with references (and
work product examples if available) c/o
Graphics, P.O. Box 598, Macclenny, FL
32063. 10/15tfc
Heavy duty diesel mechanic needed,
Travel Centers of America, Baldwin loca-
tion, 1024 US 301 South. Driver's license
required. Please apply to Mark Holmes,
Shop Manager. 904-266-4281, ext. 22.
10/1tf c


Dump truck drivers needed, experi-
enced only. 334-8739. 12/3-12/24p
Experienced cook. Apply at 38 E. Mac-
clenny Avenue, 6-8:00 pm only.
12/10-12/17p
Skilled A/C mechanic, must have experi-
ence in service work, ductwork, and A/C
installation. Apply at dependable32063@
nefcom.net 10/15tfc
Local babysitter for a temporary school
bus driver, early morning with daily rate
for four year old. 259-2271. 12/1 Op




Welding: Enjoy working outdoors? Like
to earn a good income? Consider weld-
ing at Lake City Community College.
Classes begin January 6, 2010. Financial
aid available. No high school diploma re-
quired. We have day, night and Saturday
class. Register now through December
16 or January 4-5. Call (386) 754-4214
for details. 12/10-12/31 c
HVAC: Enjoy doing repairs? Like to earn
a good income and/or Start your busi-
ness? Consider Heating/AC and Com-
mercial Refrigeration at Lake City Com-
munity College. Classes begin January
6, 2010. Financial aid available. No high
school diploma required. We have day
and night classes. Register nowthrough
December 16 or January 4-5. Call (386)
754-4214 for details. 12/10-12/31 c
Wanted: Career motivated students If
you are seeking a new career in a high
demand field, then get your degree or
certificate in logistics and supply chain
management. Instant scholarships avail-
able for qualified students. Classes start
1/6/10. Call Lake City Community Col-
lege 386-754-4492. 12/3-12/17c





Notice to Readers
All real estate advertising in this news-
paper is subject to the Fair Housing Act
which makes it illegal to advertise "any
preference, limitation or discrimina-
tion based on race, color, religion, sex,
handicap, familiar status or national
origin, or an intention, to make any such
preference, limitation or discrimination."
Familial status includes children under
the age of 18 living with parents or legal
custodians, pregnant women and people
securing custody of children under 18.
This newspaper will not knowingly ac-
cept any advertising for real estate which
is in violation of the law. Our readers are
hereby informed that all dwellings adver-
tised in this newspaper are available on
an equal opportunity basis. To complain
of discrimination, call HUD toll free at
1-800-669-9777. The toll free telephone
number for the impaired is 1-800-927-
9275.
One acre lot zoned for home or mobile
home, dry, partially cleared, Hillcrest
Drive, Macclenny $29,500. 904-259-
5972 or 904-304-6294. 12/17-1/7p
20 acres on Bill Davis Road at $6500/
acre with 450 ft. road frontage. Call Zack
Parsons at 352-262-2336. 12/3-12/31 p
3 BR, 2 BA 1995 doublewide mobile
home recently remodeled on 3+ acres,
zoned for another home or mobile home,
great location, $116,000. 334-4987.
12/10-12/17p
Huge 4 BR, 3 BA 2001 modular home
on four acres, close to town, completely
remodeled, $125,000. 334-4987.
12/10-12/17p
FSBO, 7/2 acres on quiet dead-end
road, mature oaks, zoned conventional
or mobile home, one acre per dwelling,
$112,500. 259-5877. 6/18tfc
264.5 acres, 875 ft. road frontage on Bill
Davis Road, $2,225/acre for everything.
352-262-2336. 12/3-12/31 p
66.57 acres with 875 ft. road frontage on
Bill Davis Road, $4,000 /acre. Call Zack
Parsons at 352-262-2336. 12/3-12/31 p
MacGlen Builders, Inc. Brick homes in
Macclenny from $145,000-$210,000.
813-1580. 11/13tfc
4BR, 2BA stucco/stone, built August
2008. 2015 heated SF, 2 CG w/cabinets,
upgraded maple cabinets, Corian solid
counters, stainless appliances, custom
painted interior, custom ceiling fans,
landscaped with privacy fence. Cypress
Pointe subdivision in Macclenny. Catch
fish in your backyard on this desirable lot
that backs up to large pond with forest
one one side at the end of cul-de-sac.
$163,000. Call for appointment 904-966-
9663. 12/17-3/4p
40 acres to 120 acres starting at $4000
per acre. 904-259-8028. 12/10-12/24c
6 acres in Macclenny, $20,000 an acre.
904-259-8028. 12/10-12/24p


200 acre operating quail plantation, 4
BR, 2 BA 22,00 SF lodge, includes all
equipment, furniture and structures,
$6250/acre. www.bakerquailplantation.
com 352-262-2336. 12/3-12/31 p
3 acres, high and dry, fish pond, homes
or mobile homes, set-up included, owner
financing. 912-843-8118. 2/22tfc
FSBO 4 BR, 2 BA brick home approxi-
mately 2100 SF on 2.82 Acres. Fireplace,
tile, plantation shutters, 20x20 workshop,
many upgrades, very nice. Seller will pay
up to $10,000 in closing costs. $262,500.
By appointment only. 237-0060 or 259-
3963. 5/14tfc
Two lots in Copper Creek, Unit IIl. Call
813-1580. 12/11tfc


3 BR, 2 BA central H/A, washer/dryer
hook-up, garbage, water, sewage and
lawn care included, $575/month, $575
deposit. 904-219-2690, 912-843-8165.
12/17c

YARD SALE
Saturday 8:00 ?
8694 Pine Avenue, Macclenny II
Namebrand purses & juniors
clothes, kids toys, riding toys


M YARD SALES

1 Friday, 8:00 am-?, 121 S. to Southern States Nursery
Road, turn right, go one mile, turn left on TG Farms
Lane.
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-noon, Towards
Maxville, SR 228 on left, just past county line.
Friday and Saturday, 9:00 am-noon, 228 south
between Wolfe Drive and Barber Road. Look for signs.
Friday and Saturday, 11:00 am-?, 10034 River Oak Circle, Glen. East
Andrews Street to end of black top, turn left, fifth house on left.
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am ?, E. Tall Pine Road off Lowder Street.
Lots of Christmas items, some tools, lots of other goodies. Huge yard
sale.
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-?, 11514 Confederate Drive South.
Friday and Saturday, 7:30 am-noon, 561 Timberlane Drive. The
house is empty, due to move, with most items on display inside for
convenience. So come rain or shine, we will be dry. Baby swing, infant
carseat, changing table, exersaucer, bouncer seat, baby girl clothes
premie 2T, couches, desk, teaching materials and lots more. Three
family.
Friday and Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 pm, 5962 Bill Davis, 4.2 miles
from four-way stop on Mud Lake.
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-?, 8305 CR139B, Glen. Electronics,
lots of stuff. Rain or shine.
Saturday, 8:00 am 4:00 pm, 6th Street and Mclver in Macclenny,
just south of railroad tracks. Yard sale/moving sale
Saturday, 8:00 am-noon, 12354 W. Confederate Drive in Glen. Full
size fold-up ping pong table $50, small computer cart $10, adult and
children's books, movies and misc. household items.
Saturday, 8:00 am-noon, 5454 Huckleberry Court, Rolling Meadows.
0-2T boys, girls 8-12, women, household items. Three family
Saturday, 8:00 am-?, 858 Jacqueline Circle.
Saturday, 8:00 am-1:00 pm, 365 4th Street North. Baby clothes, baby
items, Christmas decorations, misc.
Saturday, 8:00 am-?, US 90 West to Sanderson, right on 229 North,
follow signs. Clothing for all sizes, shoes men, women,, baby, chil-
dren. All namebrand. Lots of DVD movies $2, VHS $1 lots, knick-
knacks, computer desk, toys. Something for everyone at great prices.
Everything must go.
Saturday, 8:00 am ?, 23A north to end, make left to Tim Rhoden,
fist singlewide on right. Boys clothes, toys, little of everything. 904-
755-4456.
Saturday, 8:00 am-noon, 449 E. Shuey Avenue and 2nd Street.
Computer desk, TV, book shelf, clothes all sizes, toys, tools, misc.
Carport sale. Three family
Saturday, 8:00 am-3:00 pm, 8599 Smokey Road. Clothes, furniture,
household items.
Saturday, 8:00 am ?, 573 Timberlane off North Boulevard. Sofa,
recliner, patio furniture, picnic table, clothes, toys, queen mattress,
misc. 904-755-4456.
Saturday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm, 10545 CR 127, Sanderson. Three miles
north of highway 90. Weight lifting set, Little Tykes playground, cov-
ered children's swing and toys, crystal, kitchen items, country and
apple decor, purses, Christmas items, clothes, wedding dress and
knick-knacks galore. Many items are new so Christmas shop today
for a great deal.
Saturday, 8:00 am-noon, George Hodges Road next to Zaxbys, 14
mile on right, Roger Lane. Infant, baby boy and girl, and adult clothes,
shoes, etc. Rain or shine.


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2 BR, 1 BA remodeled ho
in Sanderson on three acre
Call 904-201-0529.


use on CR 127


-s, $/7b/montn. 3 BR, 2 BA mobile home
$300 deposit. 904-545-76
12/10-12/17p


2 BR, 1 BA mobile home, very clean $300
deposit, $575/month. Call 259-2787.
12/10-12/17p
Homes and mobile homes for rent from
$750-850 monthly. 259-2255. 11/13tfc
3 BR, 2 BA with hot tub and washer/dryer
included. 451 North Boulevard, $1150/
month. Contact Harry Lang 904-726-
1665. 12/10-12/17p
Glen St. Mary, 2 BR, 1 BA, $500 deposit,
$500/month. 588-2589. 12/17-12/24p
3 BR brick home, 713 Long Drive and 714
Chipshot Drive, 18 month lease, $835-
850/month, $600 deposit. 259-9797.
12/3tfc
2 or 3 BR mobile home for rent on acre.
Service animals only, garbage pickup,
sewer, water and lawn maintenance pro-
vided, rent $385-$550, family neighbor-
hood. 912-843-8118; 904-699-8637.
10/29tfc
Downtown Macclenny loft apartment, 2
BR, 1 BA, over 700 SF newly renovated,
$595/month, $595 deposit. 904-874-
2058. 12/10-12/17p
1 and 2 BR apartments now available, 1
BR $500, 2 BR $550, 50% off first months
rent for qualified applicants. Quiet, estab-
lished neighborhood. Call for more infor-
mation 259-8444. 11/5tfc
3 BR, 2 BA brick home with fenced yard
and utility shed, in city, $850/month, first
and last plus deposit. 259-6849.
12/17-12/24p
2 BR, 1 BA all appliances including wash-
er/dryer and dishwasher, $675/month,
$675 deposit. 904-259-3300. 7/2tfc
2 BR, 2 BA mobile home in Taylor. Central
air, huge oaks, private drive, secluded,
service animals only, $550//month, $300
deposit. 259-9599. 12/17-12/24p
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
4 BR, 2 BA mobile home on one acre
$850 deposit, $850/month. 219-8089,
476-2913. 12/17-12/24
Nice 3 BR, 2 BA doublewide with fire-
place, central H/A, $700/month plus de-
posit. 912-843-2093. 12/17-12/24p
3 BR, 1 BA house in the country, $500/
month, $600 deposit. 904-923-2191.
12/10-12/31p
2 BR, 2 BA mobile home in Glen St. Mary,
$600/month, $600 deposit. 386-758-
3922 or 386-344-5065. 12/17p
3 BR, 2 BA doublewide on acre, fenced
back yard, one mile to shopping, nice
neighborhood, lawn maintenance and
pest control provided, no smoking, ser-
vice animals only, $750/month, $750
deposit. 904-259-6801. 12/17-12/24p
Mobile homes. 2 and 3 BR, A/C, service
animals only, $500-$575 plus deposit.
904-860-4604. 3/17tfc
2 BR on one acre in Macclenny, Ben
Rowe Circle off Woodlawn, $800/month.
954-263-7311 or 904-397-0410.
12/17-12/24p
3 BR, 2 BA singlewide fenced in yard,
washer and dryer, Woodlawn Cemetery
Road, $550/month, first month plus
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They came back with a 59-45
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cently. Chisholm hopes that the
victories mean they've turned a
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"They are working very hard
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS


Spelling bee winners

Eighth grader to represent district


KELLEY LANNIGAN
FEATURES
features@bakercountypress.com
Eighth grader MacKenzie
Wingard is the new district spell-
ing bee champion and will repre-
sent Baker County in the regional
competition at the Times-Union
Center in the future.
Videll Williams, Jr., took sec-
ond place in the competition held
December 11.
Ms. MacKenzie won by spell-
ing correctly two words: essential
and authentic.
When two students are left
in the competition and one mis-
spells the given word, the re-
maining student must correctly
spell two words consecutively to
become the champion.
Ms. MacKenzie and Mr. Wil-


liams were both given a diction-
ary and a bag of school supplies.
The competition is held among
fifth through eighth grades and
takes place alternately at Keller
Intermediate and the middle
school.
The district event is the first
level of the Scripps National
Spelling Bee, a program that part-
ners with newspapers and other
organizations to help promote
spelling, vocabulary and correct
usage of the English language.
The Florida Times-Union in
Jacksonville is the regional part-
ner.
Students qualify by winning
spelling bees in their individual
classes. The district winner goes
on to compete at the state region-
al level. If they qualify, they then
move on to southeast region and


national levels.
Students were given words
from the official national spell-
ing bee list and also examples of
sentences using specific words by
request.
Wanda Walker, a retired ad-
ministrator of the Baker County
School District, served as pro-
nouncer. The panel of judges
were Linda Green, Carol Lund
and Naomi Robertson, also re-
tired teachers. Spelling bee co-
ordinator for BCMS was Tiffany
Rountree-Harvey; Keller's coor-
dinator was Jennifer Hite.
The National Spelling Bee was
established in 1925 and has pro-
duced 85 national champions; 44
girls and 41 boys. The 2010 com-
petition is expected to involve
more than to million students
nationwide.


PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Champion Mackenzie Wingard (left) with teacher Emily Clevenger and second place winner Videll Williams, Jr.


Lake City drug store's new locale, menu


KELLEY LANNIGAN
FEATURES
features@bakercountypress.com
The DeSoto Drug Store in
downtown Lake City operated on
the corner of Marion and Madi-
son Streets near the Blanche Ho-
tel for over 78 years. Today, the
store makes its home in a former
hardware store, still on Marion
Street near the original location.
A pharmacy occupies half of
the building and the soda foun-
tain has been expanded into a
popular restaurant. The menu
highlights an appealing range
of sandwiches, burgers, salads,
soups and quiche.
Chef Jean Davidoff, formerly
of The Rova Farm Resort in New
Jersey, also prepares a delightful
selection of wonderful desserts,
from seven layer lemon raspber-
ry cake to white chocolate chip
cookies.
On my visit to the Desoto, I
greatly enjoyed one of the menu
highlights the Date Bacon
Walnut Chicken Salad Plate. This
scrumptious salad is served with
spring greens, a generous portion
of seasonal fresh fruits and slices


of home made fruit bread. Mine
came with pineapple, watermel-
on and honey dew. You get your
choice of dressings for the spring
greens and the sesame ginger
was especially good.
The Italian farmer's market
chicken sandwich is stacked with
marinated vegetables, tomato
and mozzarella cheese, all ac-
cented with basil mayonnaise. If
you want more robust fair, try a
bacon cheeseburger, a Rueben
on rye or grilled cheese and ham
sandwich. Or dive into the nachos
grande loaded with meat, ched-
dar cheese, black olives, jalapeno
peppers, sour cream and special
taco dressing.
There are even offerings for
those that don't eat meat like the
grilled vegetable and feta cheese
sandwich and the quiche of the
day, which is typically laced with
spinach or broccoli.
Part of the DeSoto's distinct
charm is its offerings of old fash-
ioned soda fountain delights:
Coke and root beer floats, cherry
Cokes, sundaes, banana splits
and real ice cream sodas just to
name a few.
Ben and Jerry's ice cream


is good, of course. But there is
something decidedly more ap-
pealing about sharing a whipped
cream covered brownie sundae
for two (yes, there is a cherry on
top).
Slurping down a chocolate
milk shake from a tall frosted
glass in the DeSoto's attractive
dining room beats eating ice
cream out of a paper carton in
front of the TV any day.
Don and Phyllis Houston have
owned and operated the Desoto
Drug Store since 1984. Later,
wanting to expand the dining
area, they moved it several blocks
north.
The current location has wide
pine plank floors and high ceil-
ings, which were retained. Mate-
rials such as bead board paneling
and period light fixtures were
added to reflect the 1920s era
when the store was founded.
"We wanted to keep the reno-
vation and atmosphere as close
to the 1920s as possible," said
Mrs. Houston.
For the new restaurant sec-
tion, a separate kitchen work area
was devised and the Houston's
salvaged the original drug store's


grey marble soda fountain and
red leather-topped stools.
Ms. Houston laughs when she
remembers the restaurant before
the renovation.
"There was a hot plate and a
microwave and that was about
it," she said.
Patrons love the natural light
that fills the dining area from
the storefront's floor-to-ceiling
windows. The tin-topped tables
are rustic and many of the chairs
have a unique scroll design and
are surprisingly comfortable.
Quality is what the DeSoto
prides itself on, both in the stan-
dard of its food and in the din-
ing experience of its customers.
The restaurant had some of the
friendliest wait staff I've dealt
with. It's not past these folks
to hug their regular customers,
something I witnessed several
times during my visit.
The DeSoto is located at 297
N. Marion Avenue in Lake City's
historic downtown. The hours
are Monday through Friday from
8:00 am until 3:00 pm. Breakfast
is served from 8:00 to 10:30 am.
Call 1-386-752-0611 for more in-
formation.


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