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THURSDAY


THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS


81st Year, Vol.1 Winner of 10 state awards for journalism excellence in 2009


Charged

with DUI

in fatality

from'07
It took nearly three years,
but the state has charged a
Macclenny man in the death
of a friend when their pickup
truck rolled over on a hunting
club road in the Cummer pas-
ture.
Jamie
Lee Bar-
ton, 23, is
charged
with DUI
m a n -
slaughter
and DUI
impair-
ment in
the death
of Jason
L. Hodges, Jamie Barton
then 23,
of Mac-
clenny late on July 20, 2007.
He entered a not guilty plea
in circuit court on March 29
and was released on $11o,ooo
bond.
Mr. Barton was assigned
a public defender and condi-
tions of his bond prohibit him
from driving and consuming
alcohol.
Mr. Barton initially insisted
to investigators from the Flor-
ida Highway Patrol that Mr.
Hodges was driving on Devil's
Island Lime Rock Rd. when
their 1997 Chevrolet failed to
negotiate a turn and partially
overturned in a right-side
ditch.
The accused also left the

miles away off SR 121 where his
parents were called. Police were
not notified until he and his
mother returned to the scene
and she realized Mr. Hodges
was dead and pinned between
the vehicle and ground.
The lengthy report by Cpl.
James Starling of FHP on both
the accident and forensics at
the scene also notes that Mr.
Barton did not give a blood
sample until 4-5 hours after
the accident. His blood-alco-
hol level then was .082 in one
sample and .081 in another
- still above the legal limit.
Cpl. Starling also deter-
mined that the positioning of
Mr. Hodges inside the vehicle
and other factors like the dis-
tance between the gas pedal
and front seat both indicated
that Mr. Barton, the shorter of
the two occupants, was driv-
ing.
FHP also says evidence at
the scene discounts Mr. Bar-
See page 5)


DOCs plans


for re-entry


center irk


nearby


residents

See page 5


PHOTO BY COURTESY OF TRACI WHEELER

Boys deliver weight lifting trifecta
Pictured with their championship medals from BCHS's third straight state weight lifting title are (back row from left) Ray Mangiafico, Reuben Jackson, Trace Mc-
Cullough, Kendrick Singleton, (middle row from left) Coach Ryan Sulkowski, Coach Brock Canaday, Coach Scott McDonald, Cody Wheeler, Garrett Griffis, Coach
Stewart Hardenbrook, (bottom row from left) Milton Baker, Denzel Mack and William Wheeler. They finished the state meet in New Port Richey one point ahead
of second place finisher Arnold high school. Turn to page 15 to read the full story.



Joe Cone resigning as county manager


JOEL ADDINGTON
NEWS EDITOR
reporter@bakercountypress.com
After a 38-year career in municipal
government, and the last four years
at the helm of Baker County, County
Manager Joe Cone is retiring.
He submitted a resignation letter
to county commissioners earlier this
month, offering the required 90-day
notice stipulated in his employment
contract. However, Mr. Cone said he
intends to remain in the post until a
suitable replacement is found.


"I am willing to work with the
commission in determining a mu-
tually acceptable date to ensure the
business of the county is not nega-
tively impacted," reads the letter.
The board hired Mr. Cone, 63, in
August 2006.
"I have worked with many city
councils and county commissioners
during the last 38 years and I can
say without any reservation that
the Baker County Commission is
the most honest and conscientious
Joe Cone group of elected individuals I've had


PHOTO BY JOEL ADD
The Mitsubishi driven by Jeremy Black, who received minor injuries in a T-bone crash on S. SR 121 April 22


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the privilege of working with," he wrote.
The Lake City resident also assured com-
missioners he reached the decision to retire
on his own accord and was not "approached
by anyone regarding this issue, particularly
no member of the commission."
Mr. Cone recently was chided by Glen St.
Mary resident Sharon Padgett for residing
outside Baker County, even though his con-
tract stipulated he move here. The require-
ment had been informally waived until April
6, when the commission voted unanimously
to remove the requirement.
See page 2)


Accident

after driver

runs light
Mary R. Foreman, 70, of Macclenny was
traveling north on SR 121 S. (South 6th
Street) in a 2002 Mercury about 3:20
pm April 22 when she failed to stop at
the light on Woodlawn Road and struck
the 2008 Mitsubishi pictured at left, re-
ported the Florida Highway Patrol. The
Mitsubishi, driven by Jeremy Black, 63,
of Sneads, Fla., was turning south onto
SR 121 S. when the collision occurred.
*" Mr. Black was taken to Fraser Memorial
with minor injuries, while the vehicle's
j1 passenger, Fullando Jenkins, 41, was
not injured. Ms. Foreman was charged
DINGTON with running the stop light, said Lt. Bill
LeeperofFHP.


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Architect

will study

rehab of

the old jail
JOEL ADDINGTON
NEWS EDITOR
reporter@bakercountypress.com
The Baker County Commis-
sion took its first official ac-
tion towards rehabilitating the
old county jail adjacent to the
courthouse last week by hiring
Kasper Architecture to evalu-
ate the building, recommend
needed repairs and estimate
the cost.
The Jacksonville architect's
$2400 fee, plus expenses, cov-
ers a site visit and preparing
trade-specific scopes of work
for upgrading the roof, heating
and air conditioning, plumbing
and electrical.
Erik Kasper's proposal ex-
cludes improvements related
to security, like mechanical cell
doors and security cameras,
and the front office portion of
the 35-year-old structure.
Previous assessments of the
former jail have shown roof
leaks, mold, the need for replac-
ing some of the security doors
and other problems.
A different architect's esti-
mate in April 2009 showed the
non-security repairs could cost
more than $900,000, but that
was months before the county
applied for and received a
$416,000 grant funded through
last year's American Recovery
and Reinvestment Act, more
commonly called the stimulus
package.
The grant will cover Kasper's
fee and expenses. However, as
County Manager Joe Cone told
the commission the evening
of April 19, should the board
abandon the project in the fu-
ture, the county will have to pay
back any grant funds expended
during the process.
Mr. Cone also said the initial
task will provide the county
with documents needed to bid
the repair work and a "reliable
estimate" on the cost.
Joining Mr. Kasper during
his mid-May visit to the facil-
ity will be James Robertson,
an inspector with the National
Institute of Corrections.
Mr. Robertson will give a free
assessment on what's needed to
make the jail compliant with
state standards, including secu-
rity requirements.
"We'll get those two together
and get some workable docu-
ments," Mr. Cone told the Pub-
lic Safety Coordinating Council
during its meeting earlier that
afternoon.
Due to the limited fund-
ing, he said Mr. Kasper will be
exploring options for partially
renovating the 13o-bedjail.
"If it's a matter of putting 50
or 60 [inmates] in there ..." he
said later that evening. "Maybe
we only renovate half the build-
ing."
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS


Charged with


torching vehicles


It took several police agencies
to track down a Jacksonville man
who was jailed for torching two
vehicles at Trailridge trailer park
east of Macclenny dur-
ing the early morning
hours of April 19.
Larry Shryock, 72,
was found shortly af-
ter dawn hiding near a
residence off Rayonier
Rd. after canine trackers
from the Department of
Corrections and sheriffs
department twice found
then lost his scent on
both sides of US 90.
An aerial team squad Larry
from the Jacksonville
Sheriffs Office was also sum-
moned to aid in the search
through sometimes heavily
wooded terrain.
A fire marshall determined
that vehicles belonging to Terri
Bennett and her son Nathan,
both residents of different lots
at the trailer park, were set fire
using a propellant earlier that
morning.
Ms. Bennett had recently
ended a relationship with Mr.
Shryock, who admitted to sher-
iffs investigator David Morgan
that he had sent her threatening
text messages and also showed
him those texts.
The suspect, however, denied
setting fire to either Ms. Bennett's
1992 Chevrolet sedan or her son's
1991 Chevrolet pickup.
Ms. Bennett called police and
fire about 2:24 when she awak-
ened to find her vehicle ablaze.
She also told Deputy Koty Crews
she recognized Mr. Shryock's
voice when he yelled several
times "Let the car burn" after
she went outside. She did not see
him.
Her son called authorities
some time later when he returned
to his residence after the first fire
and found his truck on fire. He
told Deputy Crews he recognized
Mr. Shryock as he ran from the
scene north into nearby woods


Joe Cone

resigning...

((From page 1
During his tenure, the man-
ager is most proud of the county's
efforts to pave a number of dirt
roads like Reid Stafford and Con-
federate Drive.
"I think it's close to 16 miles
of roads in two years," said Mr.
Cone.
Other accomplishments he
oversaw include securing a traf-
fic variance on I-to that effec-
tively lowered the up-front de-
velopment costs for job-creating
projects like two industrial parks
being planned at either end of the
county. Also of note, he said, is
the county's first utility franchise
agreement approved last year, a
storm water master plan and a
thoroughfare master plan.
"We built the foundation for
activities that will inevitably oc-
cur," he said, alluding to future
growth as Jacksonville and the
region expands in coming de-
cades.
There were also disappoint-
ments, namely the failed Cedar
Creek mixed-use development.
"We worked so long and hard
on that, to see it just fall apart,"
Mr. Cone said.
Challenges still lay ahead, too.
Mr. Cone hopes to remain long
enough to see timber harvested
from St. Mary's Shoals Park to
help fund future maintenance of
the county's newest recreation
venue. Next year's budget and a
feasibility study for renovating
the old jail are also important
tasks he wants to finish before
leaving.
"[The budget] was tight last
year, but we were able to keep the
millage rate down," he said, add-
ing that the rate has declined dur-
ing his time with Baker County.
Mr. Cone, an avid boater and
fisherman, intends to spend


retirement in St. Johns County
with his wife.
"Each week will be like six Sat-
urdays and a Sunday," he said.

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where the initial tracking scent
was picked up.
The suspect was also seen by
police crossing US 90 in the vi-
cinity twice both west of
the trailer park and east
of the Walmart Distri-
bution Center and into
the Allen Acres neigh-
borhood off US 90.
The officer's report
notes that a gasoline
can was missing from
Mr. Bennett's porch. In-
vestigator Morgan said
the suspect's personal
belongings when he was
rock arrested included three
cigarette lighters.
Mr. Shryock in the later inter-
view said he ran from trackers
about 6:30 am while walking
along the CSX tracks because he
did not recognize their Depart-
ment of Corrections uniforms.
He claims he was walking to
Macclenny to panhandle at the
Walmart Supercenter.
Mr. Shryock was booked for
arson, criminal mischief and re-
sisting by running from authori-
ties.


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APRIL 29, 2010


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Nothing good comes of an afternoon nap


MY SIDE OF

THE MATTER
ROBERT GERARD
It's funny how little things can
disrupt your day.
No one was at home yesterday
afternoon and for once I didn't
have after school drama rehears-
als so I decided I'd take a nap.
I rarely ever nap because its
one of those doomed-to-fail-
ure activities. Dad taking a nap
means that my children imme-
diately formulate questions that
have to be answered right then
and there.
"Dad, what's the deep-
est known spot in the Pacific
Ocean?"
"I'm taking a nap ... uh ... the
Marianna's Trench."
Back to sleep.
"Dad, what's the chemical
symbol for gold?"
"I'm taking a nap ... uh ... AU
atomic number 79. Atomic mass
196.96655."
Or, if it is my wife who wan-
ders in it will be simply, "What
are you doing?"
"I'm taking a nap."
"Why?"
"... uh ... I'm fired?"
"You need to wake up and do
something useful."
If we owned a dog, he'd prob-
ably jump on me.
But today nobody was around
- not a soul. My son Spencer was
in class at Santa Fe. Dylan was at
softball practice. Kelley was still
at school. Only the cat was on the
porch and she seemed content to
take a nap of her own.
So I stretched out on the couch
and fell fast asleep the snoring
and drooling kind of sleep. One of
those naps where nothing good is
going to come of it.
My cell phone rings.
For the first few rings I can't
place what I'm hearing. Then
it pulls me from the depths of
sleep. I sit up and look for the
phone and promptly step on my
glasses.
CRUNCH!!
Not a good sign. I find my
phone in my pocket.
"Hello."
"What are you doing?" Amaz-
ing. She is miles away and some-
how, in some miracle of extra
sensory perception, my wife
could tell I was taking a nap and
"needed to wake up and do some-
thing useful."
"... uh I was taking a nap. I
think I broke my glasses."
"Why'd you do a thing like
that?"
That's one of those questions
that begs a smart remark, but I
couldn't think of one.
"I stepped on them."
"Were you sleep walking?"
"I was looking for the phone.
What do you want?"
"I just wanted to know what

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you were doing."
"Figures."
"Go get some duct tape and fix
your glasses."
Glasses are one of those things
that you don't really think about
until you step on them while
looking for your cell phone. Mine
are lightweight and the lenses are
held in place by some fine fila-
ment like fishing line.
I put on my glasses or rather


my "glass" since I only had one
lens and wandered around
looking for the duct tape.
I have been a glasses wearer
since I was 10 years old. When I
was 0o I contracted German mea-
sles. I didn't know I had them and
so played outside in the bright
sunlight all day. When I came in
the house in the afternoon I was
covered in spots but by then the
damage was done.


Have you ever tried walk-
ing around with one eye closed?
Goodbye depth perception. I
kept running into things in my
search for duct tape. Finally I was
rewarded and set about trying to
fix my glasses.
I cut a thin strip of duct tape
and applied it to the bottom of
my lens. I can see, sort of. I keep
misjudging distances and catch-
ing the edge of counters and


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Rare sea shell still


THE BACK

PORCH
Kelley Lannigan
Last week, digging through the
"free box" at the library yielded
an unexpected treasure: a copy of
Seashells of the World, printed in
1963.
These pocket-sized Golden
Nature Guides devoted to sub-
jects of the natural world were
once very popular and as a child,
I spent hours pouring over them.
To this day I know the names
of more trees, shells, birds and
wildflowers than most people.
Certainly not like a trained natu-
ralist, but for a layman, I gained a
pretty good working knowledge.
Certain images from the pages
of these books were riveting to
my child's mind, such as the now
extinct ivory-billed woodpecker,
the 3-foot-wide rafflesia, the
world's largest flower and the
odd, spiked leaves of the monkey


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Periodicals postage paid under permit issued April 292, 1929 at the post office
in Macclenny, Florida.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES
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deduct, $1.00 for persons 65 years of age or older, military personnel
on active duty outside Baker County, and college students living outside
Baker County. POSTMASTER: send address changes to The Baker County
Press, P.O. Box 598, Macclenny, FL. 32063.
Publisher/Editor
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NEWS EDITOR -Joel Addington reporter@bakercountypress.com
ADVERTISING/PRODUCTION Jessica Prevatt advertising@bakercountypress.com
FEATURES- Kelley Lannigan-features@bakercountypress.com
FEATURES/COMMENT/SPORTS Robert Gerard
BUSINESS MANAGER- Karin Thomas kthomas@bakercountypress.com
CLASSIFIEDS & TYPESETTING Debbie Hansen classifieds@bakercountypress.com


This newspaper is printed on recycled paper.


puzzle tree.
The shell book was my favorite
and I kept it handy, especially on
summer vacation.
From its well-worn pages
I learned to tell the difference
between the knobbed, channel
and lightning welk shells that
washed up on the beach.
The brittle white disks
I found in such pro-
liferation were sun-
bleached skeletons
of sand dollars,
that when alive
were dark
green and
fuzzy. Lit-
tle black ce
leath- e
ery SP
pouch-
es I scooped up
from tidal pools once held
the eggs of a skate, a member of
the ray family.
One image fascinated me
more than the others a marine
creature known as the glory of
the seas.
It is one of about 400 species
of cone shell. It's not very glo-
rious to look at as the fanciful
name would suggest and there
are infinitely more spectacular
shells in the ocean. The glory of
the sea's notoriety was due to its
scarcity.
I must have read the passage
under its image a thousand times
during those summers at the
beach:
"The glory of the seas is the
most valuable shell in the world.
Only 25 specimens have ever
been found, the last one selling
for $1200. Most known speci-
mens are in natural history mu-
seums."
Many times, standing there
looking out over the breaking
waves clutching my book did I
imagine traveling to the Philip-
pines and Indonesia where the
elusive cone lived in secret, hid-
den places. I saw myself, bronzed
from the sun, diving in the tropi-
cal waters. I would be among the
few lucky people in the world to
discover one of the rare shells.


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walls. It will be fun driving in the
morning. Keep your distance.
I guess the moral of this story
is not that I shouldn't put my
glasses where I can step on them.
The moral of the story is obvious.
If I was to ask my wife the moral
of this story it would be simple.
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has mystique

)urse, I would be famous. home to the elusive shell became
rs would write about my more accessible. Larger caches of
ry and my picture would the cones were ultimately discov-
the paper. ered and its rarity diminished,
Jacques but not completely.
Cous- Even so, its numbers have
teau never been abundant and al-
would though it no longer holds the
invite me "glorious" status it possessed in
to be a the mid 20th Century, it is still
member of highly desired by serious shell
his crew on collectors.
his ocean For me, the shell still holds a
research powerful mystique. I have never
ship Calypso. seen one or held its 5-inch length
,o\, Someone would in my hands and examined the
buy my shell and intricate zig-zag pattern that
I'd be rich. graces its smooth surface.
It was a delicious fan- Yet, the flat, printed image in
my little shell book will always be
hitter decades, explora- very special; a reminder of a time
chniques became more when my dreams were as big as
d and the seas that were the sky and as deep as the ocean.


The Baker County Press has a fan
page on Facebook (that social net-
working site you always hear about)
for ouronline readers toconnect with
us. It's informal but effective in help-
ing us find out what they think. We
asked our fans on Facebook April
27, Name something you've seen
or done around the county in the
last week that really bugged you...
Here's a look at the responses:

Laura Stafford-Jacobs:
"The paper never printing anything
positive about the Baker CountyTea Party.
The mural in Glen is great! It was painted
by two college boys.
Jennifer Sizemore Meadows:
"People who put their kids in the car
without a car seat! See it all the time in
this county and it makes me sick!
Tonnie Marie McPhatter Blakely:
"Picking up other people's trash from


my front yard!"
Anna McGauley Stockton:
"Shopping at Wal-mart and the ca-
shier doesn't even look at you. How about
a greeting and maybe a thank you. Also,
turning the screen towards me does not
count as telling me my total"
Leigh Dubie:
"Trash falling out of vehicles on their
way to dump, and not stopping to pick it
up. Geez people it's not that hard to tie
up bags, flatten boxes. I was riding my
motorcycle over the weekend and was
hit by an empty milk container that blew
out of an open trash bag in the back of a
pickup, driverjust kept driving as his trash
kept blowing out. Baker County would be
a lot cleaner."
Michael Mcintyre:
"I was hoping when they started on
CR 125 that they were widening it. Trac-
tor trailers travel CR 125 all the time, and
by driving down the road all the crosses
indicate something needs to be done. The
road is too narrow."


LETTER TO THE
EDITOR


Bolles game

memorable
Dear Editor:
On Tuesday evening, April 20,
the Baker County Wildcat base-
ball team celebrated Senior Night
as it hosted the Bolles Bulldogs.
The Wildcats entered the game
as an underdog, facing one of the
most recognized and talented
teams in Florida.
Led by their senior pitcher
Cameron Crews, the Wildcats
took the field with confidence and
controlled enthusiasm. Through-
out the game, they would grace
the diamond with maturity and
discipline.
A former high school coach
told me the other day that noth-
ing could ever replace the level of
maturity that seniors bring to a
baseball team. That was evident
on Senior Night.
In the course of a season,
there are wins taken for granted
and losses that never should
have happened. Every win is im-
portant, but not all wins have the
same degree of significance.
There are defining moments in
a season, and for this group of se-
niors and the Wildcat team, this
game was a defining moment.
Cameron went the distance and
pitched the game of a lifetime.
The Wildcats never lost their fo-
cus and they played the game of
a lifetime.
This game will be remem-
bered and celebrated for years
to come. Though the pages of
time will continue to turn, there
will be those occasions when we
turn back to that dog-eared page,
smile and say, "Thanks for the
memories!"
Steve Blackmon
Glen St. Mary


Louise Curtiss Smith:
"I agree about no coverage of the Tea
Party! This is a Conservative County!!"
Connie M. Keane:
"I agree with the garbage on the dump
route. C'mon people, let's tie those bags
up! And why is that boys graffiti still all
over town? It looks horrible, and why isn't
he responsible for cleaning it up?"
Laura Beth Briner:
"I despise seeing people's garbage
(still in bags) on the side of the road'"

"Come join us on Facebook. Go
to www.facebook.com and register
to create your own Facebook page.
Then search for the Baker County
Press fan page and join the fun. We
ask for reader feedback daily and
we'd love to hear from you. You'll be
surprised who you find within the
Facebook community.


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Report breaks down higher daily rate for
local inmates
The public safety council -
which consists of representatives
from the sheriffs office, the court
system, probation and parole
services and county commission
- appointed a subcommittee
in February to do a cost-benefit
analysis of rehabilitating the old
jail and research how the county-
owned building could function.
The subcommittee, headed by
Commissioner Michael Crews,
will report its findings to the
council, which may recommend
a course of action to county com-
missioners.
The subcommittee recently re-
ceived a report from Brian Bish-
op, the sheriffs office administra-
tive chief, who also oversees the
Baker Correctional Development
Corporation's [BCDC] finances.
The non-profit corporation
owns the 5oo-plus bed jail and
sheriffs office complex located
north of Macclenny.
Mr. Bishop's report, which
states it's intended to summa-
rize information requested by
the subcommittee, breaks down
the BCDC's roughly $84 per day
per inmate rate for housing pris-
oners, both local and federal, by
defining how much of it pays for
housing other county functions at
the complex, like the emergency
management, dispatch and law
enforcement operations.
Prior to the new jail opening
in June 2009, these functions
took place at two other county-
owned and maintained facilities
- the old jail now vacant and the
old emergency operations center
on US 90 in west Macclenny oc-
cupied by fire-rescue and EMS
departments.
The office portion of the new
jail complex, about 23,000
square feet, is home to 9-1-1 dis-


patchers, sheriffs office person-
nel and emergency management.
The report estimates the cost to
build that portion of the structure
was $5.8 million.
That cost spread over 11o local
inmates and 22 years the life of
the bonds used to fund construc-
tion of the new facility and the
period after which ownership of
the complex reverts to the county
- is $6.63 per inmate, per day;
or about 8 percent of the $84
daily rate.
The facility typically houses
about 1oo local prisoners on any
given day.
"As the sheriffs previous ad-
ministrative space was seriously
outgrown and in need of repair, it
is apparent that new space would
have been required in the very
near future," reads Mr. Bishop's
report. "If the county had not
taken advantage of the space at
the BCDC facility, then the cost
of a new sheriffs facility would
have been assumed directly by
the [Baker County Commission]
and ultimately the taxpayers."
What's left of the $84 daily
rate after subtracting construc-
tion of space for the sheriffs of-
fice, emergency operations and
9-1-1 dispatch; a jail strictly for
local inmates, plus maintenance
and other operational costs like
transporting those inmates to
court, is $48, or $2 more than
what the county was paying the
sheriffs office to run the former
facility.
Theoretically, Mr. Bishop ar-
gued, the county's cost for hous-
ing local inmates without the
BCDC's new facility, would've
been close to what it is today.
"The only difference is that
the revenue producing potential
[from housing federal inmates at
the new jail] to offset the direct
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ers," he wrote.
Will rehabilitation be worth it?
Mr. Bishop's report seems to
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"We just don't know when."
Also unclear at this time is who
would operate the refurbished


county jail and how much that
would cost. The county commis-
sion could staff the facility itself,
pay the sheriffs office or a private
companyto do so. Sheriff Dobson
said the last year his employees
ran the facility the bill topped $2
million.
As costs for the rehabilita-
tion and future operation come
to light, officials will have the
information needed to project a
daily rate for the old jail. The fate
of the rehab largely rests on any
potential savings over BCDC's
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Soon, county commissioners
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than $500,000 withdrawal from
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the year.
The shortfall comes as a result
of budgeting $600,000 in lease
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jail, which never materialized.
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2009-10 budget, commission-
ers projected the cash would
be available to offset the bill for
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JOEL ADDINGTON
NEWS EDITOR
reporter@bakercountypress.com
The Baker County Commission is the next
stop for a request from the Florida Depart-
ment of Corrections [FDOC] to rezone about
20 acres a few miles east of Baker Correctional
Institute on US 90 near Olustee for construc-
tion of a prisoner re-entry center.
Such facilities offer inmates approaching
the end of their sentences educational and
behavioral training designed to assist them in
re-joining society as productive citizens.
"They're basically in school for different
things to improve their ability to become a
viable member of society and not come back
to us," said FDOC environmental administra-
tor Bailey Barefoot while addressing the Land
Planning Agency board the evening of April
22.
LPA board members recommended with a
3-2 vote that county commissioners deny the
state's request. The decision came after Ken-
neth and Sharon Moore, who live on an 80-
acre wooded property next to the proposed
re-entry center parcel, voiced objections over
the facility's compatibility with their land.
"I have small children around this land,"
said Mrs. Moore in reference to some of her


28 grandchildren. "I don't feel comfortable
with my children running around this land
with this facility right next door. We didn't
move here for this. We moved here to get
away from it all, and now you're bringing it to
our back door."
Mr. Barefoot also informed the board that
the re-entry center, expected to open in the
latter part of 2011 and proposed about 3.5
miles east of Baker Correctional, could mean
150 full-time jobs to manage some 432 in-
mates.
Kenneth Moore, who moved his family
to the property 20 years ago, asked why the
site next to his property was chosen from the
FDOC's 3200 acres in Baker County.
"There's somewhere else they can put that
prison and bring the jobs," he said.
Though Mr. Barefoot admitted he was
not involved with the site selection process,
he said it was likely chosen because it was
separated from Baker Correctional, but still
nearby.
"There's not really a location next to the
prison that we own, that was suitable," he
said, adding that he was not aware of any
neighboring residents until contacted by the
county in recent weeks.
The Moore's property contains two resi-
dences.


The county's planning department direc-
tor Ed Preston recommended approval of the
rezoning and land use change, which would
reclassify FDOC's site from an agricultural
land use designation to institutional.
"Adequate buffers and separation [from
the homes] can be accomplished," Mr. Pres-
ton told the board.
LPA chairman C.J. Thompson voted with
board members Jesse Davis and Allison
Broughton against board member Amy Rios'
motion to recommend approval of the zoning
and land use change.
"I think it's a compatibility issue," Mr.
Thompson said.
Pat Collier and Ms. Rios voted in favor of
the failed motion. The matter now heads to
the Baker County Commission for a final de-
cision May 17.
Also that evening, the board approved
Nancy Oliver's request to rezone five acres on
the south side of Thannie Harvey Road just
east of CR 125 in Taylor from agriculture 7.5-
acre to residential 2.5-acre to accommodate
construction of another dwelling.
Ms. Oliver said she's planning a detached
garage and mother-in-law suite on the prop-
erty.
The LPA's next meeting is planned for May
27.


In high gear to keep Alachua's trash


JOEL ADDINGTON
NEWS EDITOR
reporter@bakercountypress.com
The New River landfill's board
of directors went into emergency
mode the afternoon of April 22 in
response to rising pressure from
Alachua County and its major
trash hauler Emerald Waste Ser-
vices to lower tipping fees.
The six-member board, minus
Baker County Commission's two
representatives Mark Hartley
and Michael Crews, decided to
task its engineers and auditors
with reviewing and formulating
a response to a recently-released
study finished in August 2009 on
New River's finances by Alachua
County's Solid Waste Manage-
ment office.
The study included analysis
of New River's audits from 1999
to 2008 and a tipping fee study
done by New River's engineer
Jones Edmunds & Associates,
as well as comparisons to other
landfills. It was completed with-
out input from New River staff,
said landfill director Darrell
O'Neal.
Emerald Waste Services
[EWS], the exclusive residential
trash hauler in Alachua County
and non-exclusive commercial
hauler, frequently cited infor-
mation from the study during
presentations before Alachua
County and City of Gainesville
commissioners this month.
Both the presentations and
the study's 12-page summary
focus on New River's exceed-
ingly healthy financial position
as demonstrated by annual divi-
dend payments and host fees for
the tri-county facility's members
- Baker, Bradford and Union
counties and roughly $10 mil-
lion growth in cash reserves over
the last decade.
The study report and EWS
presentations diverge, however;
on what should be done.
The report recommended,
among other actions, that Ala-
chua County request from New
River a tipping fee reduction of
$2.50 per ton. Alachua's garbage
accounts for more than 70 per-
cent of all waste coming into the
landfill.
The presentations by EWS
called for privatizing Alachua
County's sole transfer station,
ending the subsidies to New Riv-
er's member counties and defer-
ring a "waste control" ordinance


that would divvy up the county
into exclusive hauling franchises
and could mandate disposal at
Alachua County's transfer sta-
tion.
EWS recently began divert-
ing commercial waste from the
transfer station, and in turn
New River, to a transfer station
it bought on Bear Archer Road.
From there the garbage is taken
to the Chesser Island landfill in
Georgia for disposal.
New River's executive direc-
tor Darrell O'Neal has said the
diversion could cost the landfill
as much as $2.2 million a year.
The Alachua County study
report first surfaced on the solid
waste department's Web site in
September 2009. Mr. O'Neal
came across it, notified County
Manager Randall Reid, and it
was removed within two weeks.
"I've asked numerous times for
that report from Alachua Coun-
ty," he told the board members
last week before they approved a
draft letter to the landfill's larg-
est customer outlining their posi-
tion.
"New River is willing to work
with Alachua County to consider
lower tipping fees under a sce-
nario in which Alachua County
and the City of Gainesville have
enacted ordinances and taken
other measures to ensure the
waste stream generated in the
county is indeed in the control of
Alachua County," states the let-
ter.
Without that control, Mr.
O'Neal believes there's no assur-
ance more waste won't be divert-
ed from New River, and that, he
said, could lead to higher tipping
fees for member counties.
Mr. O'Neal said he also in-
tends, with assistance from the
landfill's consultants, to formu-
late a response to the recent EWS
presentations. He'll present it
during a joint meeting April 29
between Gainesville and Alachua
County commissioners about
establishing exclusive franchises
for commercial waste.
The meeting will be aired live
online at http://www.alachua.
fl.us/government/bocc/ and can
be accessed by clicking the Video
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of the page.
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port:
"NRSWA [New River Solid
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when compared to similar facili-


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS


BAKER COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD



New AC units at BCHS


School board takes $918,000 bid

JOEL ADDINGTON district's finance chief, said she'd cover the regional council's fee.
NEWS EDITOR budgeted more than $1.6 million In other business that eve-
reporter@bakercountypress.com for the job. Still needed, however, ning:
is a new chiller, which she said The school board approved a
Three more buildings at Baker is an expensive piece of equip- May 4-9 field trip to Washington,
County High School will be fitted ment. D.C. for two dozen students in
with new heating and air condi- Regarding other improve- the high school's Air Force Junior
tioning systems this year follow- ments at district facilities, the ROTC program.
ing the school board's approval board approved a contract with The trip will include tours and
of a $917,834 bid the evening of Northeast Florida Regional visits to landmarks like the Capi-
April 19 from Little & Williams of Council to oversee installation of tol, the Smithsonian Institute's
Lake City. hurricane-wind resistant screens National Air and Space Museum
Little & Williams submitted at district schools for $10,246. and Arlington National Cem-
the lowest among five bids re- The grant-funded retrofit proj- etery.


ceived tor replacing the HVAC
systems at buildings 7, 12 and 15.
The project, which represents
the second phase of its type at the
campus, will finish all the major
classroom buildings there by
October, said Denny Wells, the
district's facilities maintenance
director.
"This is the advantage of hav-
ing some money when the econ-
omy's down," he told the board
when asked about the low price
tag.
Marcelle Richardson, the


ect already completed at Mac-
clenny Elementary is intended
to upgrade five more buildings so
they can serve as shelters during
storm events.
To be retrofitted are building
19 at the middle school, the high
school's building 15, building 18
at Keller Intermediate, the Phoe-
nix Center's center building and
Westside Elementary's building
7.
The upgrades must be com-
plete by June 30 per the grant
requirements. The grant will also


Knife attack

A girlfriend said to be enraged son to leave t
when her boyfriend returned he refused. He
during the early morning hours was bolstered
of April 25 to their residence off and daughter.
Gallup Rd. near Macclenny was Hilda Jac
arrested later for allegedly hold- rested the mc
ing a kitchen knife to his throat for striking he
and threatening to kill him. Ruise, 25, at t
Gary Crews, 23, told police he Hollow Ridge
came home about 5:00 and Gina argument ove
Harris, 29, became angry when accused's son t
he awakened her. She then alleg- Deputy Br
edly shoved him into a toilet and he detected a
threatened him with the knife. on Ms. Jacksc
She also threw his cell phone onto edly threw itei
a kitchen floor, shattering it. whose infant
Ms. Harris, interviewed by during the col
Deputy Koty Crews later, said 6:30.
the argument started when her In anoth
boyfriend text messaged an- pute over sch
other woman while lying in bed complaint for
with her. She denied threatening was filed the e
him with the knife and said she against Jessic
shoved him in self-defense. cursing at an
Deputy Crews said Mr. Crews year-old daug
had scratches on his neck, back, her residence
chest and arms consistent with
his version of events.
Ms. Harris was booked for
domestic battery, aggravated
assault with the knife and crimi-
nal mischief for destroying the Classes star
phone. Monday
In other cases during an un-
usually active week of domestic 6:30 p
calls answered by police:
Shawn Farrell, 18, of Mac- Limil
clenny was arrested for aggra- Next cla,
vated battery for cutting his step-
father Rodney Craig, 47, with a
pocket knife during an argument
at their residence on East Jona- Anders/
than St. the evening of April 21.
Mr. Craig told Deputy Larry M
Clark he was cut on the hand and N
New H
arm attempting to disarm Mr.
Farrell.
Joseph Dennie, 34, of Sand-
erson was arrested for domestic
battery following a complaint
at the sheriffs department on
April 20 by his wife Roben, 36,
of repeated acts of physical and
psychological abuse during their
lo-year marriage.
Investigator Tracie Benton
said Mrs. Dennie's accusations
ranged from physical abuse while
she was pregnant to abuse of
their three children and her 16-
year-old daughter. L
Joseph Chambers, 18, was
arrested the afternoon of April
19 for attacking his brother, age
17, when he attempted to defend
their mother during an argument
at their residence off Shaw St. in S r
Olustee.
The suspect's mother Rebecca
Cobb, 36, said she ordered her


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Army Spec. Justinray D. Spen-
ce has returned to Fort Richard-
son, Anchorage, Alaska after be-
ing deployed to Afghanistan for
one year.
The soldier is one of 3,500
members of the 4th Airborne Bri-
gade Combat Team (Airborne),
25th Infantry Division stationed
at Fort Richardson.
He is the son of Darrin D.
Spence of Belleview, Fla., and
grandson of Mary E. Sirmans of
Macclenny.


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er domestic dis-
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domestic battery
evening of April 20
a Cannon, 32, for
d attacking a 16-
hter who went to
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Students and their parents
raised money for the trip, though
the district will be assigning a
substitute teacher during the
ROTC instructors' absence.
Two school district retirees,
Lou Ann Mann and Suzanne
Wirick, were also recognized for
their service. Ms. Mann worked
at the Kindergarten Center be-
fore retirement after 16 years
with the district, and Ms. Wirick
finished a 36-year career at the
middle school.





girlfriend

ning Rd. near Macclenny to re-
trieve personal items.
Taveris Donaldson, 30, was
named in a complaint for battery
and criminal mischief following a
confrontation with girlfriend Ni-
cole Osano, 22, at their residence
off Gaskins Circle.
Police were called the morn-
ing of April 25 after Ms. Osano
said the boyfriend punched her
in the face, arm and leg during an
argument. He is also accused of
stealing her iPod and damaging
a door.
Shameka George, 24, ac-
cused boyfriend Rashad Lee, 23,
of grabbing her and throwing her
to the ground during an argu-
ment at their residence off Clay
Hole Trail near Macclenny the
evening of April 21.
Ms. George said the argument
started after she told Mr. Lee she
was moving back to Starke.


Glen tables sign, bid revisions


The Glen St. Mary Town
Council decided to step back a
bit before further consideration
on rules governing placement
of political signs and revised
procedures for accepting bids
for services, contracts and other
purchasing.
At the urging of Mayor Juan-
ice Padgett, the board on April 20
decided to study bid policies from
other municipalities. On the sign
ordinance, Glen appears willing
to wait until Baker County comes
up with its version.
There was a move afoot sever-
al months ago to adopt common
political sign rules in the county,
Glen St. Mary and Macclenny.
The latter municipality was
advised byits attorney this month
that Macclenny's present ordi-
nance culled from others around
Florida does not need tweaking
and its commission appeared to
agree to let it stand.
During a brief discussion dur-
ing Glen's regular meeting that
evening, support surfaced for a


provision similar to Macclenny's
requiring cash deposits from
campaigns to ensure that signs
are taken down in a timely man-
ner following elections.
Glen's counsel Joel Foreman
of Lake City had earlier forward-
ed a memo based on a board dis-
cussion in March, and suggested
potential legal problems with a
15-foot setback for political sig-
nage from property lines might
be alleviated by limiting signs for
a particular candidate or cause to
one per 15 feet.
At present, the proposed law
places the burden for sign re-
moval on individual landowners,
which would likely change if Glen
adopts the cash deposit provi-
sion.
As for a revised bidding policy,
the board backed off from sup-
port of a change requiring the
highest and lowest bids be reject-
ed except when fewer than three
are submitted. Then, the town
clerk would award a contract or
purchase from the lowest bidder.


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IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 02-2010-CA-000033
DIVISION:
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
Plaintiff,
vs.

MARVIN SANDERS, et al,
Defendantss.

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
MARVIN SANDERS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
11789 E HUCKLEBERRYTRAIL
MACCLENNY, FL 32063
CURRENT ADDRESS: 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
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose
a mortgage on the following property in BAKER
County, Florida:
LOT 40, ROLLING MEADOWS, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 96-101,
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 attorney 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 21st day of April, 2010.
Al Fraser
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jamie Crews
Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
PO. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
NMNC-FHA-B-cfordham-F09114809
**See Americans with Disabilities Act
If you are a person with a disability who needs any
accommodation in order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance. Please contact:
Ms. Jan Phillips
Human Resources Manager
Alachua County Family/Civil Courthouse
201 E. University Avenue, Room 410
Gainesville, FL 32601
Phone: 352-337-6237
Fax: 352-374-5238
4/29-5/6
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN:

Curtis G. Bennett Jr.
Last known address of:
P.O. BOX 1182
Glen St. Mary, FL 32040
You are hereby notified that your eligibility to vote
is in question. You are required to contact the
Supervisor of Elections, in Macclenny, Florida,
no later than thirty (30) days after the date of
this publishing. Failure to respond will result in
a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor
and your name will be removed from the statewide
voter registration system. If further assistance is
needed, contact the Supervisor of Elections at the
below listed address or call 904-259-6339.
Nita D. Crawford
Baker County Supervisor of Elections
PO. BOX 505
Macclenny, Florida, 32063
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A, R&R, INC
10525 DUVAL LANE
MACCLENNY, FL 32063
Phone (904) 259-4774
The following vehicle will be sold at public
auction May 14, 2010 at 8:00 am at A, R&R INC,
10525 Duval Lane, Macclenny, FL 32063.
1998 Chevy Blazer
VIN # 1GNCT18W6WK215261
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR BAKER COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2010-20-CP
Division: PR
IN RE: ESTATE OF
THADDEUS E. RAYSOR, SR.,
Deceased.
/
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of THADDEUS E.
RAYSOR, SR., deceased, whose date of death was
November 14, 2009, File Number 2010-20-CP, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Baker County, Flor-
ida, Probate Division, the address of which 339 E.
Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063. The
names and addresses of the personal representa-
tive's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedentand other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice has been served must
file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER
OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OFTHIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE TIME OF SERVICE OFA COPYOFTHIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION 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 the first publication of this notice is
April 22, 2010.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Burney Bivens Esquire
Florida BarNo.: 353035
1543 Kingsley Avenue, Suite 18-B
Orange Park, FL 32073
Telephone: 904-264-3412/Fax: 904-264-2456
Personal Representative:
Anastacia D. Hooks
2528 Rogero Road
Jacksonville, FL 32211
4/22-4/29
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2009-214-CA
CAROLINA FIRST BANK, d/b/a MERCANTILE
BANK,
Plaintiff,
v.
AMY STAVELY and LONG BRANCH FARMS, LLP,
Defendants
/
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY given that the real property
located in Baker County, Florida, described as fol-
lows:
SECTION 34: TOWNSHIP 1 SOUTH,
RANGE 21 EAST, BAKER COUNTY, FL.
NW 14 of SE 14, SE 14 of NW 14, SE 14 of
SW 1, of NW 1,, NE 1, of NW 1, of SW 1,
and NW14 of NE 4 of SW 4.
shall be sold by the Clerk of this Court, at public sale,
pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Fore-
closure rendered in the above styled action dated
April 20th, 2010, at the Baker County Courthouse, in
Macclenny, Baker County, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on
Wednesday, May 26, 2010, to the best and highest
bidder for cash.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE
SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN
THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE
LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
WITNESS my hand and official seal in the State and
County aforesaid this 22nd day of April, 2010.


Norris & Norris, P.A.
PO.Drawer 2349
253 NW Main Blvd.
Lake City, FL 32055
Voice: 386-752-7240 ext. 25
Fax:386-752-1577
4/29-5/6


Al Fraser
Clerk of Court
By: Jamie Crews
Deputy Clerk


CITIZENS OF MACCLENNY


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE at the regular meeting of
the City Council on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 6:00
o'clock P.M. at City Hall, 118 East Macclenny Av-
enue, Macclenny, Florida, the City of Macclenny will
consider the below Ordinance for final reading:
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT, AMENDING SEC-
TION 4-76 OF THE LAND USE ORDINANCE TO ADD
BUILDING TRADES CONTRACTOR AS A USE IN
COMMERCIAL GENERAL (CG) DISTRICT AS A USE
BY SPECIAL EXCEPTION; AMENDED SECTION 4-77
OF THE LAND USE ORDINANCE TO ADD BUILDING
TRADES CONTRACTOR IN COMMERCIAL CEN-
TRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT (CBD) AS A USE BY
SPECIAL EXCEPTION; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFEC-
TIVE DATE.
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2700 N. Military Trail, STE. 355
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Tel: (561) 826-1740
Fax: (561) 826-1741
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HIGGINBOTHAM'S TOWING & RECOVERY
7611 WEST MT. VERNON
GLEN ST. MARY, FL. 32040-1120
Phone (904) 259-4375 FAX (904) 259-6146
The following vehicle will be sold at public auc-
tion May 14, 2010 at 10:00 am, at Higginbotham's
Towing & Recovery, 7611 West Mt. Vernon, Glen
St. Mary, FL. 32040.
1996 Nissan Altima
VIN #1N4AB41D9TC705976
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO: 02-2010-CA-000018
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE INC.,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.


CARMEN G. DIAZ, ET AL.,
DEFENDANTSS.


NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: CARMEN G. DIAZ AND UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF CARMEN G. DIAZ
whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be
living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown
defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees,
and all parties claiming an interest by, through,
under or against the Defendants, who are not
known to be dead or alive, and all parties hav-
ing or claiming to have any right, title or interest
in the property described in the mortgage being
foreclosed herein.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the following property:
LOT 8, DAWKINS ADDITION TO THE
TOWN OF MACCLENNY, ACCORDING TO
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2, PAGES 36 OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to
it on DAVID J. STERN, ESQ. Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is 900 South Pine Island Road
#400, Plantation, FL 33324-3920 on or before May
31, 2010, (no later than 30 days from the date of
the first publication of this notice of action) and file
the original with the clerk of this court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately there-
after; otherwise a default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the complaint or
petition filed herein.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at
BAKER County, Florida, this 26 day of April, 2010 .
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: BONNIE PALLESCHI
DEPUTY CLERK
LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
900 SOUTH PINE ISLAND ROAD SUITE 400
PLANTATION, FL 33324-3920
10-00101(SUN)(FHLMC)
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT, persons with disabilities need-
ing a special accommodation should contact
COURT ADMINISTRATION, at the BAKER County
Courthouse at 904-259-8113, 1-800-955-8771
(TDD) or 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Ser-
vice.
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The "high-low rejection" was
suggested in March by Council-
man Dicky Foster, a plumbing
contractor, who indicated he has
seen it used by other governmen-
tal agencies.
Another revision that is likely
to remain in the revised ordi-
nance gives the mayor author-
ity to make purchases without
benefit of bid in emergencies or
"sole-source" situations.
Halfway through its fiscal
year, Glen's financial statements
indicate an operating loss in the
general fund of $3008, less than
the $6490 anticipated.
Revenues at $85,452 are
$8343 less than anticipated, and
general fund expenses are down
$11,826 from the forecast. They
stand at $88,459.
The utilities budget expenses
so far are $23,052 versus the
anticipated $19,118. Income is
running close to the $50,000 an-
ticipated and the town is realiz-
ing a net profit of $25,026, about
$5800 under the projection.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 02-2009-CA-0235
CAROLINA FIRST BANK, as successor by merger
with Mercantile Bank, as successor by merger with
CNB National Bank,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RONALD E. STAFFORD and SERINA L. STAFFORD,
his wife; et al.,
Defendants.


NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Agreed
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated Jan-
uary 5, 2010, entered in Civil Case No. 02-2009-CA-
0235 of the Circuit Court of the 8th Judicial Circuit
in and for Baker County, Florida, wherein CAROLINA
FIRST BANK, as successor by merger with Mercan-
tile Bank, as successor by merger with CNB National
Bank, is Plaintiff and RONALD E. STAFFORD; et al.,
are Defendant(s).
I will sell to the highest bidder for cash, at the front
door of the Baker County Courthouse, 339 E. Mac-
clenny Ave., MacClenny, FL 32063 at 11:00 o'clock
a.m. on the 2nd day of June, 2010 the following
described property as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to wit:
Lot 15 of ALLEN LANDS, according to the
plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2,
Page(s) 58 & 58A of the Public Records of
Baker County, Florida, and that particu-
lar 1991 double wide Palm mobile home
under identification nos. PH094157BFL
and PH094157AFL and titled under nos.
61153140 & 61157063
Street address: 17842 John Allen Road,
Glen St. Mary, FL 32040
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from
the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of
the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within
60 days after the sale.
DATED this 23rd day of April, 2010.
Al Fraser
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jamie Crews
Deputy Clerk


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS


Four stabbed in Margaretta fight

No assailant ID, refused witness statements


Police say four men who claimed they were
stabbed during a large melee in Margaretta
during the early morning hours of April 24
have given them little to go on as to the iden-
tity of their assailant or assailants.
Deputy Jason Bryan said he interviewed
the four at Fraser Memorial Hospital's emer-
gency room just after 3:00 am and was told
the fight involved a large number of persons
gathered off CR 139B,
Willis Hudson, 34, of Macclenny was trans-
ferred to Shands Jacksonville for treatment of
a stab wound in the lower abdomen.
The other three treated at Fraser for less
serious wounds were identified as Brian Paige
and Marcel Thomas, both 25 and from Sand-
erson, and Michael Williams, 24, of Marga-
retta.
Mr. Paige had deep cuts to the left hand
and fingers; Mr. Thomas had two puncture
wounds in the right lower back and Mr. Wil-
liams a single wound to the right lower back.
Deputy Bryan noted the men claimed poor
lighting prevented them from identifying any-
one at the scene and they refused to sign wit-


ness statements.
In another incident at about the same time,
two women showed up at Fraser Hospital for
treatment of injuries they claim were inflicted
by four others during a fight at the Club 229
north of Sanderson.
Angela Burroughs, 24, and Margo Gaskins,
20, both of Macclenny, sustained minor inju-
ries. They identified their attackers as Andrew
Shaw, 22, of Sanderson, Rhonda Clayton, 34,
of Macclenny, Kelia Coleman, 23, and Grace
Mills, 28, no address indicated.
Ms. Burroughs said she was attacked by
the female suspects and kicked in the head by
Mr. Shaw. Both she and Ms. Gaskins said they
were prodded several times by Ms. Clayton
and Ms. Mills wielding a stun gun.
Deputy Tony Norman later interviewed
Ms. Mills, who admitted to fighting but not
to having a stun gun. Mr. Shaw denied any
involvement and the officer said no witnesses
came forward.
Criminal complaints for battery will be
filed against all four of the accused. Ms. Cole-
man and Ms. Clayton were not located.


In other reports:
Joshua Fish, 25, of Glen St. Mary was ar-
rested for battery on Darrell Barnwell, 23, at
the latter's residence off Bertha Mae Harris
Rd.
Deputy Earl Lord said the accused went
to Mr. Barnwell's residence because his es-
tranged girlfriend is staying there with the
victim, who is her brother.
When asked to leave, Mr. Fish allegedly
struck Mr. Barnwell on the face, shoulder and
chest.
A criminal complaint for battery was filed
against Jenia Stone, 43, of Jacksonville for an
alleged attack on her daughter Tonya Martin,
25, of Bryceville during the early morning
hours of April 24.
The altercation took place at the Hog Pen
Landing campground aside Ocean Pond.
Ms. Stone went to the sheriffs office alleg-
ing she was attacked, and the accused and a
witness told Deputy Bryan later the daughter
acted in self-defense.


Combative, arrested for being drunk


County deputies arrested two
persons for disorderly intoxica-
tion the past week, one of them
following a verbal confrontation
in a west Macclenny neighbor-
hood.
Deputy Daniel Nichols ar-
rested Marcus Wyche, 26, of
Lake City after several warnings
to calm himself outside the resi-
dence of Teria Surrency on West
Minnesota about 1:00 am on
April 22.
Shortly before, the suspect
had been arguing with Ms. Sur-
rency and broke out a bedroom


window. Mr. Wyche also acted
aggressively when the woman's
father Theodore Surrency arrived
at the scene.
Late on April 19, Sgt. Phil
Duval arrested Stormie Keller,
30, no address indicated, in the
parking lot of Mac's Liquors in
downtown Macclenny after she
became unruly, yelling and curs-
ing loudly.
The officer said he went to the
scene after hearing commotion
while parked in a nearby lot.
William Morris, 50, of Mac-
clenny was arrested outside his


residence on North Lowder the
evening of April 24 for yelling at
passersby. He told Deputy Chris
Walker he was attempting to
catch a ride.
Mr. Morris had earlier been
given a ride home from Crys-
tal River Seafood on South 6th
because he was intoxicated and
causing a disturbance.
Casey Lauramore, 18, of
Macclenny was arrested on the
Baker High campus for resisting
arrest in the late morning of April
21.
Campus deputy Matt Riegel


said Mr. Lauramore was in a ve-
hicle in the west parking lot and
he was called to the scene after a
teacher detected a strong odor of
marijuana.
Mr. Lauramore, a student
who was then supposed to be in
class, walked away from the of-
ficer when ordered to halt and
was handcuffed after he crossed
Madison St.
Two other occupants of the
vehicle, Aaron Wilkerson, 20,
of Glen and a 16-year-old male,
were issued trespass warnings.


Two arrested for theft of AC, scrap metal
Two persons were arrested for grand theft for alleged unau- reported. allegedly stole hair and body care
the morning of April 21 after they thorized use of his father's debit Felicity Crawford, 33, of products.
were caught with a pickup truck card on March 1 to pay an $800 Jacksonville was arrested for Benjamin Lee reported the
loaded with an air conditioner, telephone bill, and again on April stealing from the Walmart Su- second incidence of a plexiglass
copper wire and other scrap tak- 20 to withdraw $400 from an ac- percenter the afternoon of April window broken at his rental
en from a residence off Ben Rowe count at Vystar Credit Union. 22. house on South Boulevard. The
Circle southwest of Macclenny. The complaint to police was Deputy Kevin Jenkins said vandalism occurred between
Deputy Ben Anderson said he made by his mother Paula, who Ms. Crawford has been convicted April 15-17 and nothing inside
was responding to a report of sus- indicated the son was responsible of the same offense before and the residence appeared to be
picious activity about 10:45 near for other thefts that had not been was issued a trespass order. She missing.
the residence owned by Syretha
Taylor of Sanderson. Patrolling D diabetic Fo
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up on a 1999 Chevrolet pickup at Brresy r. Jonsalec
a residence near the dead-end of Sheriffs investigators arrested The officer said Mr. Fletcher
Dupree Rd. a Jacksonville man after arrang- tossed a pill container from the
After questioning, he arrested ing an undercover sale of crack vehicle after he turned into a A R E YO U ]
Charles Brown, 18, the owner of cocaine in a south Macclenny residential driveway.
the truck who lives on Ben Rowe, church parking lot. He was charged with hav- You may be E
and John Jordan, 19, of the Du- Bruce Mainor, 50, was charged ing 40 pills of Oxycodone, 47 of
pree Rd. address. Both allegedly with selling 3.6 grams of crack to Clonazopan and a small amount shoes with inse
admitted to taking the property the confidential informant for of marijuana.
of unknown value from the Tay- $600 that had been furnished Vicki Smith, 53, of Macclen- get you:
lor residence. by the investigators after the buy ny was charged with possessing a
They were booked for burglary was set up for midday on April 23 crack pipe after her vehicle was
and grand theft, both third-de- in the parking lot of the Mormon stopped about 12:30 the morn-
gree felonies, but denied when church on South 5th. ing of April 24 on North 7th St. in 1. How long
questioned later they were in- Mr. Mainor had another .3 Macclenny.
volved in several recent thefts of grams of the drug in his posses- Deputy Bryan made the traffic for diabetic
similar property in that neigh- sion, said Investigator Michael stop because Ms. Smith's vehicle
borhood. Hauge. had a faulty head light. He spot- Dr. C
In other theft reports: In other drug-related arrests ted the pipe as she rummaged
Edgar White said $700 in the past week, a county deputy through her purse looking for a disp
fishing equipment was taken arrested James Fletcher, 26, of driver's license.
from his parked boat off Ben Macclenny for felony possession The same officer arrested
Rowe Circle shortly after 11:00 of two controlled narcotics. Joshua Foerman, 21, of Mac-
pm on April 25. Mr. Fletcher is currently on clenny about 10:00 the evening 2. If I have a
Mr. White said he confronted probation for a similar offense of April 20 for possession of a
a suspect near his boat, and he and was recently released from smoking pipe with marijuana and who wil
ran from the property. He told countyjail. residue. So 7
Deputy Chris Walker a second Deputy Jason Bryan said he Deputy Bryan said the suspect Som
subject dressed in black rode by stopped the suspect driving a was walking near the former ABC hav
the address on a bicycle about the 1999 Chevrolet pickup on North store when he stopped to ques-
same time. 7th St. about 4:10 the morning tion him. Mr. Foerman also had disp
Preston Baker, 19, of Sand- of April 25 because it had no tag four non-narcotic prescription d ..
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goes after deadbeats
Criminal complaints for felony grand theft were filed April 21 against
seven people for failing to meet lease payments on furniture, wide-
screen televisions and other big ticket items.
All the property was acquired from the Aaron's rent-to-own store on
South 6th in Macclenny.
Named in the complaints for third-degree felonies:
Johashis Evans, 23, of Baldwin for not making payment obliga-
tions for a 22" television and computer acquired in December of last
year. The items are valued at $900.
Celinda Long, 30, of Macclenny for a washer, dryer, and a 42" tele-
vision valued at $2344 and acquired in August and October, 2009.
Michelle Brannen, 30, of Macclenny for a laptop computer valued
at $810 and acquired in September, 2009.
Victoria Givens, 28, of Baldwin for a 42" television valued at $1170
and acquired in December, 2009.
Dena Cason, 27, of Baldwin for a surround-sound system and 46"
television valued at $1384 and acquired in December, 2009.
Aundris Moore, 25, of Macclenny for bedroom furniture and a 32"
television valued at $1736 and acquired in February of this year.
Freddy Wicker, 43, of Sanderson for furniture, a 60" television and
console valued at $2754 and acquired in February of this year.


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS


Andy drops 15 pounds


In three weeks of Ready Sweat Go!


PHOTO SUBMITTED BY BOB GERARD


Snow White in final weekend
Snow White (Sarah Davis) sings to the animals, left to right, Marcie Davis, Lily-Ann Drawdy, Noah Schatz, Emily Griffis,
Allie England and lucas Kish. The BCHS Drama presentation of Snow White is in its final weekend of performances. The
shows are Thursday and Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2:00 pm.


Making sense


Rosie Nickles


Are you in crisis mode? Do you
have no idea how you got in the
financial mess you are in today?
Being in the trenches of per-
sonal finance problems is over-
whelming. There is a reason why
financial burdens are the number
one cause for marriage problems
in America! the stress can get
unbearable when you do not
know where to turn. It becomes
hard to think about and discuss
your finances rationally, and you
have no idea where to start.
There is no secret to getting
out of crisis mode and getting
yourself on a plan. The solution
is simple: you can't buy it online;
you can't find it at a debt con-
solidation or debt relief company
(seriously, don't call them! That's
a subject for a later column).
The folks who sell these mis-
leading solutions want you to
think there is a secret formula
to getting yourself out of money
problems. Wrong. The bad news
is there is no quick, easy solution.
The good news is that it is simple
and there is only one person who
can turn your financial behavior
around: you!
Let's talk about getting your-
self on a budget (Did I just see
you cringe when you read that
dreaded "b" word? Humor me
and just keep reading it won't
be as bad as you think).
We can all agree that finan-
cial trouble does not happen
overnight. For most of us, it oc-
curs a little at a time, slowly but
surely. A person's high credit
card balance most likely did not
result from one large purchase,
but rather from countless small
"harmless" purchases along the
way. That same person probably
wasn't shown by example from
family members and mentors


how to handle money responsi-
bly.
Many factors contribute to an
individual's fiscal behavior. So
you weren't taught this stuff as
a child or young adult. So you've
got credit card debt and have no
clue where your paycheck is go-
ing. Put a stop to it, today!
Change your family tree. Don't
let another generation grow up
having no clue how to handle
money. So many people throw
in the towel and surrender to a
lifetime of "just getting by." Take
charge of your money and tell it
where to go!
Sit down before your next pay-
check and write out your expens-
es a piece of paper and a pencil
are all you need to get started
solving your money problems.
Give every dollar a name. Tell it
where to go instead of wondering
where it went. Make a list of your
expenses, top to bottom, with the
most important being at the top
of the page. Keep it simple, but
be sure to include everything.
Also make sure that necessities
like mortgage payment or rent,
groceries, utilities, and transpor-
tation are at the top of that page
and that nothing is above those.
The money left after necessi-
ties that goes toward other ex-
penses is to also be planned out,
down to the last dollar of your
paycheck. The most important
point I want you to take away
from this process is to take care
of necessities first! Don't let debt
collectors, family pressure or
other factors convince you other-
wise. Your number one priority is
to take care of yourself and your
familybykeeping a roof over your
head and food in your bellies.
Once all expenses are on pa-
per and prioritized, put what


money is left toward cleaning up
your financial mess. If there is
no money left once expenses are
taken care of, consider cutting
lifestyle expenses or temporar-
ily taking on a part-time job for
extra income.
I said the process was simple.
I didn't say it was easy.
Trust me, writing out a budget
before every paycheck will make
a big difference in your spending
habits. And not only will it open
up lines of communication in
the family, it is also a way to hold
yourself accountable for your
financial behavior and to see
what areas need improvement.
Most importantly, to know that
your necessities are taken care
of above all other items will give
you enough peace of mind to get
yourself out of crisis mode and to
begin thinking rationally again.
Your family tree will be
changed forever if you begin tak-
ing steps to take charge of your
money instead of letting your
money take charge of you!
Rosie Nickles lives in Macclenny
and is a Dave Ramsey-certified fi-
nancial counselor. She is a graduate
of Bishop Kenny High School and
has an accounting degree from the
Robins School of Business at the
University of Richmond, Virginia.



Old jail fair
The Baker County Histori-
cal Society, in conjunction with
Baker County and the City of
Macclenny, is celebrating the
centennial anniversary of the
Old Jail on McIver St. on July 3.
Celebration activities free to
the public will be from lo:oo
am-4:oo pm and McIver will be
closed to vehicle traffic all day.
The society seeks a donation
of $25.00 per vendor booth for
participation in this street fair.
(the Baker County Historical
Society is a tax-exempt 501(c)
(3) organization). All proceeds
benefit the continuation of the
building's preservation and the
Historical Society.
For more information or to
get a vendor application, please
call Kevin Shell at 259-9739.


The Press
is following
Glen St. Mary
resident Andy
Johnston on
his 10-week
journey to lose
weight through
the YMCA's pi-
lot diet and ex-
ercise program
Ready Sweat
Go! Mr. John-
ston, owner of
the Badcock
furniture store
in Macclenny, Andy Johnston
also serves on
the YMCA's board of directors. What fol-
lows is his first-person account after three
weeks in the new program and how it's af-
fected his day-to-day life.

Starting something new is at
once exciting, and intimidating.
That's how it was for my first
week in our YMCA's Ready
Sweat Go program. The work-
outs were challenging and inter-
esting. My first six days went by
in a blur of activity and sweat.
Monday morning of week two is
when I hit the wall hard!
The wall is a special place you
reach when you've pushed your
body to the brink of its physical
limitations. Your brain says go,
but your body says no.
If I didn't have a commitment
to get up and work out early
Monday, I definitely would have
stayed in bed and slept. Talking
to my workout partner Monday,
he said the same thing. Getting
up an hour and a half early wasn't
that difficult, going to sleep two
hours early still is.
Knowing I wasn't alone at the
wall helped immensely. Talking
to my fellow classmates, many
felt the same.
An important part of the pro-
gram is every Tuesday night we
are instructed on diet and nutri-
tion. What I found interesting is
they didn't tell us to eat less, or
to eat a specific diet such as the
Atkins or Nutrisystem.
What Marcy told us is we have
to eat more to lose weight. Eat
more? Obviously she hasn't seen
me at an all-you-can-eat buffet
getting mine and the next guy's
money worth. Then she clarified
what she meant by saying what
my wife Lori always says, "You
should be eating 4-5 times a day
in smaller portions." We learned
that by eating only once or twice
a day we're telling our body that
food is scarce. This causes our
bodies to store up fat to prepare
for the coming famine.
Excuses were made by a few
people in group, such as, "I'm
too busy to eat." I might get busy,
but too busy to eat? Our second
week weigh-in showed me that
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breakfast are losing weight; those
who are not, aren't.
During the weighs-in, I've got-
ten lots of outside advice on what
diet I should do. Everyone seems
to have tried or knows somebody
who lost weight on one of the fad
diets. The problem with these di-
ets is not losing weight; it's gain-
ing all that weight and then some
back when you stop the diet.
That's why I'm trying to eat
smart, and eat food I like. For
example, I love the Body by Vi
smoothies with all the fruit and
juice combinations. I made one
for my daughter without the
Body by Vi powder; not so great.
I'm keeping mine the way they
are.
Lunch is getting easier, a salad
from Zaxby's, a sub from Sub-
way, a chicken sandwich instead
of a burger and fries.
I'm trying to get used to por-
tion control and snacking in be-
tween meals. My wife picked up
some almonds, fruit, and trail
mix packages to use for snacks.
I'm going to the local farmer's
market to get some more fresh
fruit and veggies. We went out to
eat on Saturday, and with a little
menu surfing I found an excel-
lent healthy meal. Now if I can
only get control of the midnight
snacks, I'm good.

Giving Back
Since this program is being of-
fered to the public free of charge,
YMCA director Jim Bouldin
asked us to get pledges to help
raise money for the next group,
and to help our Strong Kids Pro-
gram. The YMCA never turns
away people because of their in-
ability to pay. I just want to thank
all the people in Baker County,
the First Coast YMCA, and the
officers and fellow owners of the
Badcock Corporation who had
the misfortune of being in my
phone. They pledged a total $135
for each pound I lose, and every
dollar goes right here for the chil-
dren of Baker County. The night
my wife Lori pledged she went
out to McDonalds and picked up
Mcflurries and cones for every-
body. But I stood strong, no ice
cream for me. What's next, carrot
cake? I smell a conspiracy. Thank
goodness for my Vi smoothies.
Call me at Badcock with any great
recipe ideas.

Drill Sergeant Michelle
Some of you may know that
the YMCA was closed during
our third week for a major face-
lift. Walls are coming down,
new equipment with televisions
brought in, and the like. I foolish-
ly hoped that we'd get the week


off ,too. Hardly! Michelle has
Cecil and I running suicide drills
on the pool deck, doing pushups
and sit-ups until we are rolling
around crying. When we can't
do another pushup, she screams
take a lap, run, or worse, skip a
lap around the pool.
My first-grader Hannah is
there running and skipping
circles around us giggling. I'm
gasping for breath, and Hannah
says, "Let's do it again, that was
fun!" Fun is fishing or golfing.
Youth is definitely wasted on the
young. She thinks kite flying is all
about running with only six feet
of kite string out. Just wait until
swim team practice this week. I'll
show her fun.
Our group teenagers are devi-
ous. Tyler asked me if I would do
the 5K with him and Jessica at
the end of the program. Clueless,
I said yes. I later was informed
they planned to run, not walk,
the entire distance. I get tired just
thinking about running that far.

Progress So Far
All my griping doesn't hide
the fact that the program and
diet changes are working. After
the first three weeks I've lost
15 pounds. Every pound I lose
means another child can play
sports or go a couple of weeks
to day camp. Talk about motiva-
tion.
My snug pants fit better and
my wife says I'm losing some
of my gut. I can't say my energy
is better yet. I still need to go to
sleep a little earlier.
I will say that I have been look-
ing forward to my off-day work-
outs, and my aches and pains are
much less. This program is all
about changing our lives; I don't
want to look back in a few years
and play the "could-a, should-a,
would-a game."


Plant clinic

Baker County master garden-
ers will hold a plant clinic in
the Macclenny Walmart garden
center this Saturday, May 1 from
9:oo am to noon.
Stop by their booth to have
your gardening questions an-
swered, problems solved or
just to pick up free helpful in-
formation. The gardeners will
also be giving away free goodie
bags with helpful information
on ways to save water, and will
be happy to share their experi-
ences with you regarding the
Baker County master gardener
program.
Contact the Baker County Ex-
tension Office at 259-3520 for
more information.


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deadline mandating paper ballots for disabled voters. Pictured from left are
Clay County Supervisor of Elections Chris Chambless, Representative Audrey
Gibson, Ms. Crawford, Union County Supervisor of Elections Debbie Osborne,
Senator Stephen Wise, Flagler County Supervisor of Elections Kim Weeks, Du-
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of Elections Vicki Cannon and Bradford County Supervisor of Elections Terry
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PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Popeye's graduation class from left: Susan Howard and Cona, Lynda Wallace and Megan, Jennifer Stawicki and Bella,
Robin Snider and BB, Vickie Szala and Gray Sea, Chris Staggers and Popeye, Cathy Couch and Bengal.



Dogs train for therapy

Macclenny pooch among group


KELLEY LANNIGAN
FEATURES
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Popeye, the Boston Terrier, is
at it again. Last year he graced the
front page of The Press because
of his bicycle riding prowess. Not
one to rest on his doggie laurels,
this humanitarian-conscious
canine has been busy going to
school.
Popeye is one of seven dogs
that has been participating in
therapy dog classes in Jackson-
ville for the last six weeks.
The class had its formal
graduation ceremony April 26 at
the Taylor Manor, also in Jack-
sonville. Each dog received a di-
ploma, a tassel and a large bag of
supplies and treats from Doctor's
Inlet Feed and Supply Store that
included a coupon for free doggy
yogurt.
The classes were sponsored
by the Canine Obedience School,
which has been in existence since
1950. Pat Ennis, a veteran thera-
py dog trainer who has been in-
volved with the training dogs for
14 years, conducted the course.
Dogs and owners are coached
in the protocols of dealing with
and visiting seniors and others
living or convalescing in care fa-
cilities.
To participate in the class,
dogs were initially evaluated as to
their suitability. A calm, easy-go-
ing temperament is a key factor.
They must be generally comfort-
able around people and not eas-
ily distracted or intimidated by
strangers or new surroundings.
Smaller dogs may need to be
picked up and held to visit people


confined to beds and must be tol-
erant of that. They must under-
stand commands of come and
stay.
Owner Chris Staggers of Mac-
clenny documented the progress
of Popeye and his dogmates as
they learned to fine art of gentle
interaction with the residents
who reside in such facilities.
Photos from the classes fre-
quently showed up on his Face-
book page.
The therapy dogs' final class
before graduation took place in
the Taylor Manor lobby among a
large group of residents who had
gathered for the occasion.
Dogs and owners took turns
visiting with each one.
The residents seemed to great-
ly enjoy meeting and interacting
with the canine visitors. They
petted the dogs and asked ques-
tions such as age, name and type
of dog. They also enjoyed "shak-
ing hands."
"One reason this is so enjoy-
able for residents is that they
cannot bring their own pets from
home to live with them in these
facilities," said Ms. Ennis. "It's
a real treat and very meaningful
for them to have a visit from a
dog for that reason."
After the visit, the seniors wit-
nessed the graduation ceremony.
Each owner introduced their dog,
shared a few facts and anecdotes
and then demonstrated tricks or
obedience training.
Popeye showed his self-dis-
cipline by resisting a dog treat
that had been put on the floor
between two chairs. Repeat-
edly, he obediently hopped from


one chair to another passing the
tempting treat that beckoned
from the floor. Finally, Mr. Stag-
gers gave the verbal command to
eat it and the dog didn't waste a
second scooping up the tiny dog
biscuit and wolfing it down.
Popeye was told to stay and
not move. Mr. Staggers stepped
away holding his lease. Even
when he tugged hard on the
lease, the dog did not move, but
stayed rooted to the spot where
he had been commanded to re-
main. Residents marveled at his
obedience.
Of course, this feat, as all oth-
ers, was followed by the reward
of a treat.
Each owner introduced and
showed their dog in turn. The
dogs in the class included two yel-
low Labrador retrievers, a Welsh
corgi, a Great Dane, a Greyhound
and an English bulldog.
Each of the dogs had its own
unique story. Some were rescue
dogs that had been adopted.
Bengal, a gentle giant of a
Greyhound, was born blind in
one eye. Bella, one of the labs,
had a hip replacement due to
displaysia and is shy but very
loving.
Megan the Corgi is also trained
to understand American sign lan-
guage, should any residents she
visits be hearing impaired.
Mr. Staggers is happy about
Popeye's participation and is
anxious to put his dog's new-
found skills to work.
"Popeye will be visiting the
nursing homes in Macclenny
very soon," he said. "He's eager
to get to work."


PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Ron Chamblaty, left, Rotary assistant governor for District 6970 attended the Baker County Rotary Club meeting April 14
to officially recognize new Paul Harris Fellows Jim Cardozo, second from left and Harvey Baxter, third from left. In-coming
Rotary assistant governor Joel Barber is at right.


Two Rotarians recognized for

donations to Polio foundation


KELLEY LANNIGAN
FEATURES
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Two Paul Harris Fellows were
honored at the April 14 meet-
ing of the Baker County Rotary
Club.
Ron Chamblaty, assistant
president for Rotary District
6970 which includes Baker
County, was on hand to recognize
Dr. James Cardozo and attorney
Harvey Baxter, both of whom
recently donated $1,000 to the
Paul Harris Foundation.
Paul Harris founded the Ro-
tary Club as a social club for busi-
nessmen in 1905, and it evolved
into an international service or-
ganization that today has 1.2 mil-
lion members.
The foundation funds vari-
ous humanitarian programs and
projects primarily in developing
countries that improve the qual-
ity of life through health care,
clean water, food, education and
other needs.
One of its major programs

GED graduation
The 2009-2010 GED gradua-
tion ceremony was held April 16,
2010 at the Baker County Middle
School auditorium. Individual
photographs are now available
and maybe picked up at the Baker
County Career and Adult Educa-
tion Office, 270 South Boulevard
East.
Graduates include Thomas
Ahrens, Ashley Black, Dawn
Browning, Adriann Cremeans,
Edna Davidson, Jamie Hancock,
Chealsy Johnson, Dedric Jones,
Melissa Knight, Ashley Litaker,
Joyce Olshavsky, Brandi Raul-
erson, Jessalyn Thomas, Louie
Wartluft, Cody Waters, Tyler
Webb and Naomie Williams.
If you are interested in free
classes to help you prepare for the
GED test, call 259-0403 for more
information.


is PolioPlus, which works pro-
gressively to eradicate the polio
virus worldwide. The founda-
tion, through its educational
programs, provides funding for
1200 students to study abroad
each year.
Before recognizing the Paul
Harris Fellows, Mr. Chamblaty
gave Baker County Rotarians
an update on the PolioPlus pro-
gram.
The Rotary set out in the
1950s with a goal to eradicate po-
lio from the planet. Of the three
strains of the virus, the vaccines
used in the last decades only
worked aggressively on two. A
recent breakthrough has come
with a new vaccine that targets
the remaining strain.
Mr. Chamblaty considers this
a significant advance in the battle
against the disease. He described
his horror at seeing news footage
when he was younger of children
and adults stricken with the dis-


ease and living in iron lung ma-
chines.
'There are only four countries
that are still subject to the polio
virus," said Mr. Chamblaty. "Ro-
tarians will be working until the
virus is finally eradicated from
the earth."
"Now, what can a person get
these days for $1,ooo?" he asked
the club.
He did some Internet research
and determined that for $1ooo a
person can:
Purchase solar powered
sidewalk lights and a fountain for
their garden.
Get a pair of "Tiger Shoes" to
wear on the golf course.
Purchase a high definition
camcorder or plasma screen
television or a Kenmore stainless
steel refrigerator.
Or, in the case of a donation
to the Paul Harris Foundation,
$1,000 will provide 2000 people
with a vaccination against polio.


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Sales team (1-r) Matt Cantrell, Bobby Gage, Kyndall Brooks and Timmy Gibson with 'gator head' trophies.


FFA team places third in state
The Baker County FFA Ag
Sales Team competed at the Uni- ZONING VARIANCE NOTICE
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23 and had an outstanding show-
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The sales team competes in
four areas including individual for the property located at 264 W Macclenn
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ten exam, and individual busi- Avenue for the purpose of reducing th
nesspresentation. The team will setbacks for an addition to the side of th
be recognized at the Florida FFA
Convention in June. existing building and loading and unloadin
"The students have a great trucks on right-of-way.
time in this career development
event and have been in the top
five in the state for the past six Any support or objections may be heard a
years," said sponsor Greg John-
son. the Zoning adjustment Board meeting which
"This is a contest that truly
challenges the students'thinking will be held May 10, 2010 at 6:00 pm at Cit
and interacting skills in having to Hall, 118 East Macclenny Avenue.
adapt to any situation that they
may be presented with."
Team members were Kyn- Roger Yarborough
dall Brooks, Bobby Gage, Matt
Cantrell, and Timmy Gibson. Building & Zoning Coordinator


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'John' Girardo Sr.,
76, native of Italy
Giovanni (John) Girardo Sr., 76,
died Sunday, April 18, 2010 sur-
rounded by family and friends
at Macclenny Rehab and Nurs-
ing Home after a long illness.
Mr. Girardo was born in
Sambiasc, Italy, the son of Nic-
ola and Marie Cadorna Girardo.
He attended schools in Italy and
served in the Italian armed forc-
es. He immigrated to the US in
1961 and became a naturalized
US citizen in 1966.
He lived most of his adult life
in Norwalk, CT and he was a re-
tired member of the Connecti-
cut Laborers Union Local 146.
He worked for many years with
Lametta Brothers Construction
Co. of Norwalk, Mercedes Con-
struction of Stamford and the
Lions Construction of Norwalk,
during which time he helped
construct some of Norwalk and
Stamford's prominent buildings
and landmarks.
Mr. Girardo moved to Florida
in 1991 and resided in Jackson-
ville where he was a member
of the Italian Club of Mandarin
and a parishioner at Blessed
Trinity Catholic Church. He was
an avid bowler and a member
of the Beach Bowling League of
Jacksonville.
He is survived by sons John
Girardo Jr. of Sacramento, CA
and George Nicola Girardo of
Glen St. Mary; grandchildren
Selena and Jackson Girardo;
brothers Nick of East Norwalk,
Pietro of Lamezia Terme, Italy
and Salvatore of Melbourne,
Australia; sister Mari Ferrara
of Lamezie Terme; numerous
nieces, nephews, great-nieces
and nephews in the U.S., Italy
and Australia.
The funeral service will be
held May 1 at 11:oo am at St.
Thomas the Apostle Roman
Catholic Church in Norwalk. In-
terment will follow in Lamezia
Terme, Italy. In lieu of flowers,
the family requests memorial
donations be made to the Ameri-
can Cancer Society. Expressions
of sympathy may be sent to the
Girardo Family, 9843 Glenwood
Road, Glen St. Mary, Florida
32040.
ISC Cremation and Funeral
Home of Lake City is in charge
of local arrangements.

Lillie B. Johnson,
a former resident
Lillie B. Johnson, 74, of Starke
died on April 24, 2010 at North
Florida Regional Medical Center
after an extended illness.
A native
of Stateli-
ne, MS, she
was born
on May 6,
1935 and
attended
schools
in Missis-
sippi. Mrs.
Johnson
moved at
an early age
to Baker Lillie Johnson
County. She
was a member of the Church
of God in Christ in Macclenny,
and after moving to Starke a
member of the Church of God
by Faith. She was very active in
her church and a community
leader.
Mrs. Johnson is survived by
daughter Lillian Davis of Starke;
sons Ivan and Marvin Smith of
Stateline, Ray Smith of Starke
and Milton Johson of Sander-
son; brothers Ray Smith of Win-
ter Haven, John T. and Arthur
Smith of Starke; 14 grandchil-
dren and eight great-grandchil-
dren.
The funeral service for Mrs.
Johnson will be held on Satur-
day, May 1 at 11:oo am at her
church in Starke with Elder
James McKnight and Rev. Alvin
Green officiating. Burial will be
in Mississippi at a later date.
The family will receive friends


on Friday, April 30 in the chapel
of Haile Funeral Home in Starke
from 6:00-8:00 pm, and again
an hour prior to the service at
the church.


Mary Johnson,
69, of Macclenny
Mary Louise Johnson Dyer,
69, of Macclenny died Sunday,
April 25, 2010 at her home. She
was born in Quincy, Florida on
April 6, 1941 and graduated from
Quincy High School in the class
of 1959. She was predeceased by
her husband Billy Dyer.
Survivors include children
Cheryl and Tillie Dyer and Tony
and Tommy Dyer, all of Mac-
clenny, and Terri (Don) O'Steen
of Albany; brothers James, J.W.
and Charles Johnson, all of Tal-
lahassee; sister Estelle John-
son Woller of Crestview; nine
grandchildren and two great-
grandchildren.
The graveside service was
April 28 at 11:oo am at the Rock
Bluff Assembly of God Cemetery
in Liberty County, Fl. Reverend
Kenny Dyer officiated. Charles
McClellan Funeral Home in
Quincy was in charge of ar-
rangements.

Walter Midyette,
79, dies April 24
Walter Midyette, 79, of Max-
ville, died April 24, 2010. He
was the son of George and Net-
tie Harris Midyette. He was born
in Jacksonville and was a mem-
ber of God's Faith Tabernacle in
Callahan.
Survivors include sons Wal-
ter (Linda) Midyette Jr. of Boca
Raton, Michael (Joan) Midyette
Sr. of Glen St. Mary, Steven Mid-
yette of Jacksonville; daughters
Linda (Jim) Mason of Middle-
burg, Lawanda (Kevin) Jackson
of Sneads, FL, Gloria (Wayne)
Callaway of Savannah; brothers
Sammy (Ophelia) Midyette and
David (Carol) Midyette, both of
Jacksonville, Andrew (Linda)
Midyette of Daytona Beach, Eu-
gene Midyette of Hollywood, FL,
and Joe (Linda) Midyette of Cal-
lahan; sister Joann Godwin of
Jacksonville; 28 grandchildren;
13 great-grandchildren and nu-
merous nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was held
at 11:00oo am on April 28 at the
chapel of Giddens-Reed Funeral
Home in Baldwin with Rev. Joe
Midyette officiating. Interment
followed at Manning Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jason Harris,
Jared Mason, Joey DeArmen,
Charles Midyette, Michael Midy-
ette Jr., Edward Midyette, Kevin
Jackson and Wayne Callaway.


Mt. Zion N.C.

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


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


Janet Mobley,
58, of Glen dies
Janet Lilly Mobley, 58, of
Glen St. Mary died Monday
April 26, 2010 at her residence.
She was a native of Dayton, Ohio
and lived in
Glen since
she was 14
years of
age. She
was born
on Decem-
ber 2, 1951
to the late
Cebert Otis
and Arlene
Beatrice
Gillispie
Lilly. Janet Mobley
Mrs. Mo-
bley was a member of Sanderson
Congregational Holiness Church
and enjoyed spending time with
her children and grandchildren,
reading and shopping. She was

with her involvement in the card
and grocery ministries through
her church.
Survivors include children
Tawanna (Dane) Pearson of
Jacksonville, Arlene (Donnie)
Griffis of Sanderson, Douglas
(Debbie) Mobley and Nicho-
las Mobley, both of St. George,
GA, Patrick (Melanie) Mobley of
Glen, April Zaevi of Jacksonville
Beach, former husband Douglas
(Patricia) Mobley of St. George;
brothers William Lilly and Den-
nis James Lilly: sisters Joyce
Pridemore, Elizabeth Lilly and
Debbie Mobley; seven grand-
children.
The funeral service will be
held April 29 at 11:oo am at her
church with Pastor Oral Lyons
officiating. Interment will follow
at Turner Cemetery. Ferreira
Funeral Services was in charge
of arrangements.

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Mr. Swearingen,
59, dies April 19
Howard Roscoe Swearin-
gen, 59, of Taylor died April 19,
2010. He
was the son
of Mozell
Merritt
(Vernon
H.) Hensel
and the
late How-
ard Chan-
dler Swear-
ingen and
was born "
March 17,
1951 in Cof- Howard Swearingen
fee County, GA.
Mr. Swearingen was a grad-
uate of Paxon High School
and a resident of Baker Coun-
ty since 1971. He honorably
served in the National Guard
and was the owner of Howard
Swearingen Livestock, Inc.,
where he spent the majority of
his time.
He also loved spending time
with his children and grand-
children, riding horses and
roping in the PRCA. He was
predeceased by step-father
Vernon H. Hensel, grandmoth-
er Velma Knight and grandson
Jordan Smith.
Mr. Swearingen is survived
by his mother of Taylor, chil-
dren Amy (Michael) Walker of
Taylor, Bart (Jesse) Swearin-
gen of Glen St. Mary and Ma-
rie Swearingen of Macclenny;
grandchildren Keith, Kristo-
pher and Chase Smith, Shaylee
Swearingen and Kyle Cooper;
sister Debbie Lankford (JD)
of Brockston, GA and several
aunts and uncles.
The funeral service was Fri-
day, April 23 at V. Todd Fer-
reira Funeral Services cha-
pel and interment followed at
Woodlawn Cemetery.


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ALVIN AND BRADLEY

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10:3o am May i at the Macedonia
Cemetery. David passed away on
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DINKINS NEW
CONGREGATIONAL
METHODIST CHURCH
CRl 127 N. of Sanderson
Sunday School 10:00 am
Sunday Iorning Service 11:00 am
Sunday Night Service 0:00 pm
Wed. Night Service 7:50 pm
Pastor Allen Crews
Assistant Pastor Timothy Alford
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to Calvary
Corner of Madison & Stoddard
Glen St. Mary
Rev. Tommy & Doris Anderson
Youth Director Margie Howard
Phone: 904-259-2213
Sunday School:........... 10:00 am
Sunday Morning Service .... 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Service ..... 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night......... 7:30 pmj



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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Clinton Ave. Glen St. Mary Home: 259-3982 Church: 259-6521
WJXR Radio Service Sunday. ....8:30 am
Morning Worship Service. ...... 10:30 am
Children's Church ............. 11:30 am
Evangelistic ................... 6:00 pm
Bible Study (Wed.) ............. 7:30 pm
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Jesus: The Way, The Truth and The Life
Sunday School 10:00A.M. Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 PM.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 A.M. Wed. Eve. Worship 7:30 PM.
Pastor Rev. Shannon Conner
North 6th Street Macclenny 259-3500







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Sunday Morning Worship
Sunday Evening Worship
Wednesday Night Service
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Sunday School
Common Ground Sunday
Common Ground Wed. (Teens)
God Kids Sunday
God Kids Wednesday


Associate Pastor
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2594575


10:00 am
11:00 am
6:00 pm
7:00 pm
9:15 am


10:00 am
11:00 am
7:00 pm
11:00 am
7:00 pm


Youth Pastor
Gary Crummey


www.christianfellowshiptemple.com


523 North Boulevard W.
Four blocks north of Hwy. 90 in Macclenny
Pastor Domi E. Wiiams *259-4529





THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS


In Loving Memory
Of
Mrs. Annie L. Mills
1912-1984
In the mostprecious memory of our
mother Mrs. AnnieL. Mills, who
even until now, you arestill ourgreat
inspiration because you were a real
mother who loved the Lord. You were
a living witness to all that would
listen that now is the day of salva-
tion (II Corinthians 6:2). Knowing
this, that our old man is crucified
with him, that the body of sin might
be destroyed that henceforth we
should not serve sin (Romans 6:6).
Hepromised no immunity from
"Chance, "instead a cross with ad-
verse circumstances, yet we may toil
withjoy in all we do for life is brief;
eternity is in view.
If there ever was a time tofindpeace
in God, we sure do need it now. With
much love and appreciation for our
mother -your teachings still ring
true.
WITH MUCH LOVE STILL,
YOUR FAMILY
JOHNNY AND JULIUS MILLS,
CAROLYN AND ERNEST ROBINSON,
SHARON MAXWELL, GRACE MILLS
AND OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS


Gospel rap artist
First Community Church of
Sanderson will have a special
testimony service with Brother
Tarrez Seabrook, Gospel rap art-
ist, this Sunday at Faith Temple
COGIC at 6:30 pm.









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

MACCLENNY
CHURCH OF CHRIST
573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am
Fellowship 10:30 am -11:00 am
Worship Services
S11:00 am
rL Wed. Bible Study
7:30 pm
,'l Minister
Sam F. Kitching


Heartfelt thanks
The family of Mildred (Me-
Maw) Andrew offers a special
thanks to Brother Donnie Wil-
liams, Calvary Baptist Church
and all our friends for the sup-
port, prayer, flowers and food
during our loss. Thanks to Todd
Ferreira and his special staff for
doing a beautiful job.
SINCERELY,
SANDY, ANDY, JOEY,
SISTERS AND BROTHERS

Pastor anniversary
McCray's Holiness Outreach
Ministry in Olustee is hosting its
pastor's sixth anniversary obser-
vance involving various church-
es.
They will be held nightly April
30 and May 1 beginning at 7:30
and May 2 at 11:oo am and 4:00
pm.

In Loving Memory
Of
Deborah Lynn Griffis
8/28/1980 5/01/2001
Each time we see the sun go down,
it seems the end of day, and yet we
know the sun is rising somewhere
faraway.
And when we lose someone we love,
we learn to trust somehow that a new
life in a brighter place is
just beginning now.
A place ofgrace andpeace andjoy
beyond all time and sorrow, where
loving hearts who part today will
meet again tomorrow.
WE LOVE YOU ALWAYS,
MOM, DAD, JOEY, MEREDITH,
HUNTER, AUNT DIANE, GRANNY
GRIFFIS, GRANDMOTHER
AND PAPA REDDING


KELLEY LANNIGAN
FEATURES
features@bakercountypress.com
Things have been busy at the
Baker FamilyYMCA. The organi-
zation has so far raised $50,000
of its $75,000 goal for annual
Strong Kids campaign.
Its annual Healthy Kids Day
event at the Baker County High
School designed to foster chil-
dren's well being by promoting
healthy physical activity wrapped
up recently. YMCA staff and the
Baker Bullets Swim Team are
currently busy gearing up for the
2010 summer season.
With all this and more going
on, was it be the best time for a
facility upgrade?
You bet.
Starting April 20, the YMCA
closed for a week while the facil-
ity underwent a face lift.
"The changes have been
significant," said director Jim
Bouldin.
New, lighter paint tones
throughout enhance the inte-
rior and create a brighter atmo-
sphere.
The floor plan had changed
dramatically. The walls of the
child care room, located in the
front of the building, were re-
moved and the area expanded to
house a cardio station with some
new upgraded equipment.
"Some of the equipment have
television screens," said Mr.
Bouldin.
Free weights were moved to
the main exercise floor area and
a new aerobics studio took its


PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Bud Hone, left, and YMCA director Jim Bouldin washing tiles.


place.
Windows have been installed
to separate the aerobics studio
from the free weight area and it
now includes floor to ceiling mir-
rors on the opposite wall.
The former aerobics studio
now houses the new child care
area. The YMCA in St. Augustine
recently underwent remodeling
also and donated its still viable
plastic tile flooring to the Baker
YMCA. Those tiles have been in-
stalled in the aerobics studio and
the child care area.
Mr. Bouldin and staff member
Bud Hone had the interesting job
last week of readying the nearly
2500 interlocking plastic tiles of
different sizes for installation.
"The tiles are in excellent
shape, but we wanted them to be
clean and sterilized before going
down on the floors," Mr. Bouldin
said.
How to clean them all in a
timely manner? That problem


JU coach motivates youth at


KELLEY LANNIGAN
FEATURES
features@bakercountypress.com
"How do you feel?" shouted
the coach.
"Good!" responded the teams
of red-shirted players seated
on the floor of the high school's
gymnasium.
"Let me see it!" the coach
shouted. "Let me hear it!"
The coach was Cliff Warren,
head men's basketball coach
at Jacksonville University. The
players were participants in the
Shoot-It-Up, three-on-three bas-
ketball tournament held April 17
at the school.
The games were part of a
"Dare to be Different" grant ad-
ministered through the Baker
County Health Department that
promotes healthy lifestyle choic-
es. One of the program's main
purposes is to challenge youth to
make good decisions in the face
of adversity. The event's theme
was "Shoot Hoops, Not Drugs."
Coach Clifford, who came
to give players an inspirational
pep talk before the games began,
helped them relax with a series of
exercises.
"You want to move fast, you've
got to get loose," he told them.
The coach then led players
through a series of listening drills
designed to help them focus at-


PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Coach Cliff Warren leads group stretches.


tention and follow directions. He
asked players to emulate what he
said, putting specific emphasis
on the speed and volume of his
voice and changing it repeatedly.
The players followed suit. If they
faltered, they got a lesson on ac-
tive listening.
Coach Warren had other lis-
tening lessons to impart as well.
"Listen to your parents," he
said. "You're here because of
their love and concern and per-
sonal sacrifice so that you can be
a part of this and participate.
"Listen to your teachers and
your coaches," he added. "Let


them educate you. Learn from
them all you can."
Coach Warren talked of his
own childhood, growing up in
Washington, D.C. He described
himself as a kid who often spoke
before he thought.
"I wanted to play basketball
all the time," he told them. "I
mean all the time. What I didn't
do much of the time was listen to
what my parents told me."
He recalled his basketball
playing privileges being with-
held, contingent on one primary
thing.
"You've got two ears and one


was solved in a most creative
way.
Mr. Bouldin received permis-
sion from his district director
to dump the plastic tiles in the
pool with a dose of extra chlorine
for an overnight soak. The tiles
covered the entire surface of the
pool in a floating gray and purple
mosaic.
The next day, Mr. Bouldin and
Mr. Hone donned their bathing
trunks and spent a number of
hours submersed in water as they
fished the tiles out by hand and
stacked them according to size.
The tiles also received a pres-
sure washing before installation.
"It is definitely a new day at
the YMCA," said Mr. Bouldin of
the pending renovation. "This
upgrade addresses some of the
wishes and desires that members
have been expressing for a while.
It's great to be able to make it
happen."


BCHS gym
mouth," his parents told him.
"You better learn to listen more
than you talk. No basketball for
you until you learn to listen."
Cliff Warren loved to talk,
but he loved basketball more.
He took the lesson to heart. He
learned to listen.
"You have two ears and one
mouth," he told the students.
"What does that mean? It means
you should listen twice as much
as you speak. Think about it. You
master this and you will reach


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your goals."
Coach Warren attended un-
dergraduate and graduate school
at Mount St. Mary's Universityin
Maryland on a basketball schol-
arship.
It was at Mount St. Mary's that
he secured his first coaching job.
Positions at Siena College and
Georgia Tech followed. He then
came onboard at JU after an-
other coach, Florida Sports Hall
of Fame inductee Hugh Durham,
retired in 2005.
He's helped send players like
Chris Bosh to the NBA as well.


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23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Children's Church 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Services 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting 7:00 pm
Pastor J. C. Lauramore welcomes all


Glen Congregational Holiness

Campground



HOMECOMING


REVIVAL

April 28- May 1
Wednesday Friday 7:30 pm
Saturday morning 10:30 am

Evangelist: Rev. BillyAnderson
Everyone Invited.
259-2827 for more information

East Andrews St. in Glen St. Mary


Warrant


arrests
Several persons were arrested
recently on outstanding crimi-
nal warrants from outside Baker
County.
Deputy Chris Walker stopped
a northbound 1991 Chevrolet on
SR 121 near Interstate to the eve-
ning of April 20 and learned via
computer that the driver, Shuan
Harrell, 36, is wanted in Camden
County, GA for battery.
Mr. Harrell was also charged
with driving on a suspended li-
cense. The officer stopped him
because the vehicle had no tag.
Michael Stephens, 34, of
Sanderson was jailed after mid-
night on April 20 when Deputy
Jason Bryan learned he is wanted
in Charlton County, GA for mari-
juana possession.
The officer had gone to the
Country Club Lounge off SR 121
on a disturbance call involving
Mr. Stephens and his wife.
Deputy Earl Lord arrested
Devan Cohen, 55, of Glen St.
Mary about 5:00 am on April 25
following a traffic stop on US 90.
Mr. Cohen is wanted on a Charl-
ton County warrant for cruelty to
children.
Bryan Bennett, 21, of Glen
was taken to jail on April 24
to await extradition to Nassau
County for a traffic offense. He
was arrested off Rex Fish Rd.
Timothy Harrison, 24, of
Sanderson was arrested late on
April 19 in west Macclenny after
Deputy Earl Lord learned he is
wanted in Jacksonville for bur-
glary.


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Toro 22" recylcer lawn mower model
#20330 $200, Black and Decker 2-in-1
electric landscape trimmer/edger $60,
Black and Decker cordless 8-volt edger
with second charger unit $60. All barely
used, cash or check with ID. Call 259-
4830. 4/29p
2007 Gheen Gheenoe, 15'4" fiberglass,
9.9 Mercury four-stroke motor, magic
tilt gal. Trailer, new electric trolling motor
and marine battery, $3299. 904-259-
9605. 4/22-4/29p
Green plaid Graco open top swing with
toy tray, $35; Johnny jumper, $10. 588-
3628. 3/25tfc
Bass/ski boat, 140 HP Mercury, recently
rebuilt. Asking $995 or best offer. 259-
3803. 4/29-5/20p
Two nightstands, dresser with mirror
and TV stand sold together, used baby
accessories. 904-838-2287.4/15-4/29p
Got roaches? Buy Harris Famous Roach
Tablets or Powder. Eliminates roaches or
your money back, guaranteed. Available
at Bennett's Feed. 10/15tfc
Bankruptcies, divorce, wills and any
other court documents prepared. Call
John Swanson at 257-9033. 4/29-5/6c
Hurry in! Franklin Mercantile will be
open Fridays and Saturdays 10-5 until
summer shutdown May 16. RR crossing
in Glen. 259-6040. 4/22-4/29c
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
Canvases, drawing pads and much
more! On sale now. The Office Mart, 110
S. Fifth Street, 259-3737. tfc
Electric scooter lift, back of car or truck
$900. 15-window door and jam $150.
304-1368. 4/29p
Two golf carts, one 36 volt for $2000,
one 48 volt for $3000. Both club cars
have lift kit, big tires, utility beds and
bumpers. Look good. 591-2640. 4/22tfc
Maytag electric stove $75. 755-4456,
338-7153. 4/29p
Plant sale, Friday and Saturday 9:00 am
- 1:00 pm, across from Richard's Market.
Yesterdays, Roma tomato plants, Lan-
tana, lots more. Dept. of Ag #4800569.
The Plant Ladies. 4/29p





2005 Nissan Altima LS, one owner,
clean, loaded, leather, full power, $7750
OBO. 259-2643. 4/29p
John Deere 750 tractor, like new with
bush hog $5995. 571-0913. 4/29p
2006 Tahoe, loaded, 4x4, $3000 OBO.
A boat, trailer and motor. Motor works,
boat needs work, $400 OBO. 259-6528,
424-9589. 4/29p
2006 Buick Lacrosse CX power win-
dows/locks, cruise, CD, AC, leather in-
terior. This unit is clean inside and out.
$10,754. Call today 904-422-3633.
4/29p
2010 Chevrolet Camaro 1LT, 12,000
miles yellow/black Rally stripes, loaded,
automatic transmission, $ave. $25,995.
Call today 904-422-3633. 4/29p
2010 Chevy Camaro 2SS, 6.1L V-8, low
miles, like brand new. Three to choose
from as low as $34,954. Call today 904-
422-3633. 4/29p
2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS, red/gray
cloth, sunroof, loaded. Best buy $13,954.
Call today 904-422-3633. 4/29p
2006 Chevrolet Colorado LS, AC, CD, al-
loys, low miles, great MPG, $9,990. Call
today 904-422-3633. 4/29p
2008 Jeep Wrangler X, black/gray, au-
tomatic, AC, 4x4, CD, cruise, ready for
summer $17,554. Call today 904-422-
3633. 4/29p
2009 Chevrolet Impala LT, auto, AC, al-
loys, CD, one left at this price $15,954.
Call today 904-422-3633. 4/29p
2009 Chevrolet Cobalt LT, automatic,
power package, tilt, cruise, keyless, two
to choose from as low as $11,954. Call
today 904-422-3633. 4/29p
2007 Honda Accord Sedan, automatic,


power windows/locks, cruise, CD, one
owner gas saver $9995. Call today 904-
422-3633. 4/29p
2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT, low, low
miles. This one shines like a diamond.
Call today 904-422-3633. 4/29p





Professional cleaning, home, office or
move outs. Before and after party ser-
vices available. Highly referred. Licensed
and insured. Melissa or Jacqueline. 904-
259-5260, 904-259-1468. 4/15-5/6p


Custom built horse or pole barns. We
offer material packages or labor and
material packages. Also do porches and
decks. 259-2900. 4/29-5/20c
Retired man will mow your grass rea-
sonable. 259-3599. 4/1-5/26p





Happy Jack mange medicine promotes
healing and hairgrowth to any mange,
bare spot on dogs and horses with out
steroids. Glen Cash store. 259-2381.
www.happyjackinc.com 4/22-5/13p
Rabbits Flemish Giants crossed with
New Zealand Whites, five weeks old, $15
each. Male from Conyers, GA. 912-843-
2610. 4/22-4/29p
Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $65 adoption fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc
One male Bull Mastiff puppy, six months
old, outside trained, free to good home.
912-843-8139. 4/29p





LOST: Camera, lost in Walmart, reward.
434-9347. 4/29p
FOUND: Black Lab, with camouflage
collar. Dogs name on collar with discon-
nected phone number. Call 509-1927 to
claim dog. 4/29





Still or dog hunting club, 6000 acres,
one mile from Macclenny in St. George,
GA. $500 initial membership. Contact
Ron 904-591-7334. 4/29p
Still hunt club, 3000 acres, joins Oke-
fenokee Swamp, 9/days bear season,
hogs, deer and turkey, dues $975/year.
Contact John Thomas 259-6199, cell
891-3974. 4/22-4/29p
Trail Ridge Hunting Club, 7853 acres,
still hunt or dog hunt. Contact Jeff Webb
at 904-608-3281 or Tom Barton 259-
4368. 4/22-4/29p





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Domestic for spring cleaning, hard work,
experienced only. 904-259-5011.
4/29-5/6p
Urgent! Owner operators needed, step-
deck/flatbed/dry vans. Local/regional/
OTR. Paid weekly, 85% of gross; 40%
advance. 1-888-880-5922. 4/22-4/29
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/ltfc
Hair stylist, booth rental or commission,
ask for Glenda. 607-5673. 4/22-4/29p





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9275.
3 or 4 BR, 2 BA, brick home, 1760 SF,
large fenced in yard, 8751 Dupree Road,
Macclenny. Asking $155,000. 904-742-
1392. 4/22-5/6p


Beautiful one acre lot with trees, dry,
zoned for home or mobile home, close
to 1-10, Macclenny, $28,500. 904-259-
5972 or 904-304-6294. 4/15-5/6p
Building/mobile home lot acre $7900.
Eric Raulerson Construction. 483-8742.
4/29tfc
2.89 acres in Macclenny II on cul-
de-sac, homes only, partially cleared
$73,000. 904-610-9974. 4/15-5/6p
FSBO, 2500 SF brick home on five acres.
Hills of Glen 11536 Confederate Lane. 4
BR, 3 BA, great room with wood burning
fireplace, double garage and detached
garage workshop. Asking $239,000. Call
259-9582 or 553-4165. 4/22-5/27p


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3 acres, high and dry, fish pond, homes
or mobile homes, set-up included, own-
er financing. 912-843-8118. 2/22tfc





3 BR 11 BA mobile home, $625/month,
$625 deposit. Available May 1. Call Phil-
lip 904-434-8487. 4/29-5/6p
2 BR, 1 BA apartment, 12 month lease,
$700/month, $600 deposit. 351 N.
Lowder. 259-9797. 3/25tfc
2 BR, 1 BA, Highway 90 in town, newly
remodeled kitchen/bathroom, quiet, re-
tired, 386-365-4508. Leave message.
4/22-4/29p
2 or 3 BR mobile home for rent on 1
acre. Service animals only, garbage
pickup, sewer, water and lawn main-
tenance provided, rent $385-$550,
family neighborhood. 912-843-8118;
904-699-8637. 10/29tfc
Small mobile home, N. 121, $500 de-
posit, $500/month. Call 904-259-3428
for application. 4/29-5/13p
Homes and mobile homes for rent
from $750-850 monthly. 259-2255 or
813-1580. 11/13tfc
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home, very clean,
$300 deposit, $550/month. Call 259-
2787. 4/29-5/6p
3 BR, 1 BA house in the country. Ser-
vice animals only, $600/month, $500
deposit. Call 923-2191. 4/29-5/20p
Mobile homes. 2 and 3 BR, A/C, service
animals only, $500-$575 plus deposit.
904-860-4604. 3/17tfc
2 BR, 2 BA mobile home on large lot,
1800+ SF, two-car attached carport,
$800/month, $800 deposit. No smok-
ing, within five miles to 1-10. 904-710-
0859. 4/29-5/6p


Mobile homes for rent from $385 to
$575, garbage, water, sewage and lawn
care included. 904-219-2690, 912-843-
8165. 1/14tfc
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home in Sanderson.
Also 1 BR apartment in Sanderson.
361-8617. 4/29p
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home on acre
$700/month, first, last and $300 secu-
rity. 259-8751. 4/29p





Smoky Mountain cabin, with trout
stream near Cherokee, Maggie Valley,
Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Dol-
lywood, $350/week. 386-752-0013.
2/18-5/6p





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Office space, 500 SF, Macclenny Ave-
nue, $450 rent, $450 deposit. 259-6546.
4/15tfc
Professional office for rent, Crockett
building, downtown Macclenny, off-street
parking, conference room use included.
In business, first impressions are essen-
tial. Only $250/month, includes utilities.
Call 904-259-5361. 4/22-5/6p
Commercial space for lease with office,
lobby and outside display area at Country
Federal Credit Union Glen Branch on US-
90 in Glen St. Mary. Contact Brian Yar-
brough at 759-5734 for details. 4/29tfc
2000 SF commercial building for sale
($160,000) or lease (negotiable) located
in Macclenny, on Hwy. 121 near 1-10.
Property can be divided into two separate
units, 1000 SF each. Seller is willing to
sell or lease total of 2000 SF or divide and
sell units separately. Great location, high
traffic flow. Excellent opportunity for a re-
tail, office or restaurant. 904-610-9974.
4/8-4/29p
Restaurant and 2000 SF commercial
building for sale located in Macclenny,
on Hwy. 121 near 1-10. $200,000.00.
Serious inquiries only please. 904-613-
7759. 4/8-4/29p


Homes of Merit 32x80 4 BR, 2 BA,
complete tape and texture, too many
options to list. Only $79,900. 904-783-
4619. 4/29-5/6c
2010 New 3 BR, 2 BA doublewide deliv-
ered and set up only $29,995. Only at the
new 13th Street Homes Sales, Six miles
south of 1-75 in Alachua, FL. Call 836-
418-0424. 4/8-4/29c
Brand new, 1600 SF 4 BR, 2 BA, $49,900
includes set up, central H/A, new steps
and skirting. Call Jared at 904-259-4663.
jmmartin23@yahoo.com 4/29-5/20c
For sale by owner, 4 BR, 2 BA home only
$577.17/month, WAC. Call 904-504-
3986. 4/1-4/29c
Only three left, 3 BR, 2 BA, loaded with
options, only $325/month. 904-783-
4619. 4/29-5/6c
Singlewide lovers special, 2 BR, 2 BA
starting at $155.89 WAC. Call 904-504-
3986. 4/1-4/29c
Super clean 14 x 70 3 BR, 2 BA Fleet-
wood, delivery and set up included, only
$14,500. Call 386-418-0424. Need to
sale fast! 4/8-4/29c
4 BR, 2 BA home on land complete only
$585.16/month WAC. Call 904-504-
3986. 4/1-4/29c


1395 Chaffee Road

South, Jacksonville

m y CorpR 1 904.772.9800


COMPLETELY REMODELED! MLS#524569 All
brick 4BR 2.5 BA 3,000 SF hm sits on 1 acre land.
Features huge game rm, in ground pool, tennis
court & more. 2 full baths have been remodeled
with travertine tile. $279,000
GREAT HOME! MLS#509000 This 3BR 2BA sits
on 1.4 acres features formal living rm, dining rm
& family rm that opens to the Florida rm. Has
2 detached garages with workshop and more.
$199,900
BEAUTIFUL BRICK HOME! MLS#531346 This
4BR 2BA sits on 1 acre. Formal living rm & dining
rm. Inside laundry. Florida room w/thermo pane
windows. $239,900
BEAUTIFUL BRICK! MLS#513343 Custom hm
includes vaulted ceilings, walk-in closets, great rm
and lots of extras. Runner's & bikers dream location,
adjacent tothe Baldwin Railsto Trails. $299,000
REMARKABLE HOME! MLS#529356This3BR2BA
hm sits on 2 acres. Bright & open floor plan with
many extras. Eat-in kitchen w breakfast bar. Lots of
upgrades. Seller can close quickly! $214,900
PERFECT LAND! MLS#408378 45.63 acres! Great
for horses & agriculture. CR121. Has an older home
& 2 rentals. Close to St. Mary's River. $550,000
LOTS OF CHARM! MLS#496310 Looking for wide
open spaces? This is it! Great 1.5 acre parcel of land
with adorable 3BR 1BA home. $168,900
JAX RANCH CLUB MLS#452129 Get away from
city by owning this spectacular vacant lot of 2.53
acres. Come canoe and ride horses. $65,000


LOVELY BRICK HOME! MLS#488789 This 3BR 2BA
hm features newer carpet, countertops, hardware,
screen back porch, double pane windows & much
more. $116,900
A MUST SEE! MLS#514241 Beautiful corner lot,
former Richmond model. 4BR 2.5 BA, tile fir, Ig
family rm w built-in bookcases. Crown molding,
corain countertops, work desk off kitchen. Covered
& screened back porch. $232,000
WHAT A DEAL! MLS#496329 Great home for the
price. 4BR 2BA concrete block home. Currently rents
for $925 month. $94,000
HIGH & DRY 5.63 ACRES! MLS#428488 Bahaya
fields great for your horses. Completely cleared
& waiting for you to build your dream home.
$134,000
COUNTRY HOME! MLS#530336 This 4BR 2BA
1,949 SF hm is full of charm & sits on almost 5
acres. Features spring fed fully stocked pond. Hm
has lifetime metal roof, 2 brand new AC units, water
softener. Over sized detached garage would hold 5
+ cars, attached 2 cargarage. $334,900
NEW RIVER PLANTATION MLS#416021 Heavily
treed lots. No building timeframes. 2400 SF min.
house. Build barn with apt no smaller than 350 SF.
One horse per acre allowed. $189,000
ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE! MLS#501902 2BR
1BA home on 1 acre of land. Leave the city behind
& enjoy your peaceful surroundings from the front
porch. Gorgeous trees adorn property as well.
$77,000


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Used Skyline, 14 x 80 3 BR, 2 BA, very
clean, delivered and set up, A/C included.
Call 386-418-0424. For fast sale only
$13,995. 4/8-4/29c
Like new 28x80, 4 BR, great shape, in-
cludes set up. $29,900. Call Jared at 904-
259-4663. jm_martin23@yahoo.com
4/29-5/20c
Limited credit, first time home owner
special, 3 BR, 2 BA doublewide starting at
$276.26/month. Call 904-504-3986.
4/1-4/29c
Short sale, 4 BR, 2 BA, will move for free.
Only $425/month. 904-783-4619.
4/29-5/6c
13th Street Home Sales of Gainesville,
Florida has re-opened, we have all 2010
models never seen. All new 2010 decors.
We guarantee the lowest prices, best ser-
vice in Florida. Six miles south of 1-75 on
441 between Alachua and Gainesville. Call
386-418-0424. 4/8-4/29c
Country living, 1680 SF home on five
acres, improved with well, septic, power,
only $624.98/month, only 3.5% down.
Call 904-504-3986 for location.
4/1-4/29c
Never before titled, all factory warranties
apply, 3 BR, 2 BA. Will move for free, only
$34,900. 904-783-4619. 4/29-5/6c
Prestige Home Centers, every model
must go. Let's deal 866-605-7255.
9/10tfc
I'll burn it before she gets it, 2 BR single-
wide, great shape. Call Jared at 904-259-
4663. jmmartin23@yahoo.com
4/29-5/20c
Drive a little save a lot, 2010 4 BR, 2 /2
BA, 32x76, with appliances, air, skirting,
steps, completely set up with five yearfac-
tory warranty only $399 per month WAC.
Call 904-504-3986. 4/1-4/29c


500 DOLLARS

& DEED
is all you need to
move into your
new Manufactured
& Modular Home






CALL 866-605-7255
Murray


Affordable housing, 3 or 4 bedrooms
starting at $350/month. 904-783-4619.
4/29-5/6c
Great trade-in, 2 BR set up on your land,
$11,900. Call Jared at 904-259-4663.
jm_martin23@yahoo.com 4/29-5/20c


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CRIMINAL JUSTICE
(164 duty days Tenured Track)
To Commence August 2010
Teach students in criminal justice major;
recruit students to program; update and
maintain curriculum; serve on college
committees; support students both in the
classroom and out of the classroom; com-
municate with law enforcement officials
to ensure we are serving our students and
producing capable graduates. Requires
Masters Degree with at least 18 graduate
hours in criminal justice or related field.
Knowledge of the criminal justice field;
ability to teach effectively; ability to re-
cruit students; ability to communicate
with local and state law enforcement of-
ficials; knowledge of the law. Desirable
Qualifications: Direct experience in law
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ond discipline.
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experience, plus benefits
REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS WILL
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Persons interested should provide a Col-
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transcripts. All foreign transcripts must
be submitted with official translation and
evaluation. Applications and full posi-
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Truck goes missing


from SR 121 N. farm


Police are looking into the ap-
parent theft of a work truck from
the property of Ronald Francis on
SR 121 north of Macclenny dur-
ing a two-day period last week.
The owner reported he re-
turned after a brief absence and
the 2001 Nissan was missing
from in front of a greenhouse
where it was parked the previous
morning when he left.
He told Deputy Chris Walker
the truck is used by workers on
his farm and all the keys were ac-
counted for.
In other reports, police are
looking for a Toyota pickup af-
ter its front grill and a parking
lot were found on Fred Harvey


Rd. the morning of April 21. The
location was near the toppled
mailboxes belonging to Donald
Zarrella and Ivey Giddens.
SA passenger side window of a
1991 Honda belonging to Joshua
Pristupa of Sanderson was shat-
tered by flying gravel from a spin-
ning vehicle outside the Glen St.
Mary fire station about 2:15 am
on April 24.
Donald Laudermilk said he
witnessed the incident, which he
said was caused by a black Ford
spinning donuts between the
station and rear of Country Boy's
convenience store.
The gravel damaged a store
light as well.


i $400 REWARD
for information leading to the
recovery of the
Glen St. Mary Nurseries' historic bell. -

IU NO QUESTIONS ASKED.
e The Management 259-6256


j Macclenny Realty, Inc.
WE HAVE THE HOME FOR YOU
533 S. 6th St. Macclenny 259-7709
Wayne Combs, Lic. Real Estate Broker- Cell. 338-4528
Anne Kitching, Realtor ~ Cell. 892-8064
Gary Taylor, Realtor ~ Cell. 568-4800


2007 4 BR, 2 BA 1778 SF home in Mac- 3 BR, 2% BA 2286 SF house built in 1976
clenny II close to 1-10 on 1 acre. Open with many upgrades. Beautifully main-
living room, large master with separate tainted with some tile. Large yard with
shower and whirlool tub, separate laundry workshop, garage .I .. .. I.,,,I I ...
with additional cost space, screened back and potting shed. Newroot, a/c and pump.
porch. $248,900 See to appreciate. $198,000


VACANT LAND
Secluded 10 acres located
minutes from I-10. The per-
fect location for your new
home. Lots of wildlife and
12-15 yr old planted pines.
Horseswelcome. $115,000
High and dry 7.5 acres for
you to build your dreamhome
on or put a mobile home.
Worth the ride! $64,900
Beautiful 7.33 acre lot with
mature oaks and nice pasture.
Seller will divide. $120,000


COMMERCIAL GENERAL


Great location for retail
business 1404 SF build-
ing currently used as a car
lot. No sign on property.
Zoned commercial general.
$250,000
Updated old style house
with new wiring and panel
box, tile with 5 rooms
plus bath. Perfect for of
fices. Zoned commercial.
$119,900


Excellent business location.
Four lots total 1.20 acres with
approx. 320 Ft. Hwy 121
frontage. $419,000
Great location for future
development. 5 acres zoned
c ........... i .. ... ,P U D.
$235,000
Excellent corner for busi
ness..92 acre located on US
Hwy 90 zoned commercial
general. $219,900


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CONCERNING TRANSMITTAL

OF PROPOSED EVALUATION

AND APPRAISAL

REPORT-BASED AMENDMENTS

TO THE CITY OF MACCLENNY

2010 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

THE PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED that the Macclenny City
Commission, acting as the Local Planning Agency of Macclenny,
Florida, will hold a public hearing on Tuesday May 11, 2010,6:00
p.m. at City Hall, 118 E Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida
to consider and transmit PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO
THE MACCLENNY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN to the Florida
Department of Community Affairs (DCA).

SYNOPSIS: This is the transmittal hearing (first step) for the
update of the Comprehensive Plan based on the Evaluation and
Appraisal Report (EAR). The EAR was accepted and found
sufficient by DCA on June 1, 2009. Beginning in November 2009,
the City has worked toward completing the proposed amendments
that will result in the 2025 Comprehensive Plan. Should the
City Commission transmit the proposed amendments, DCA has
60 days to review and issue an Objections, Recommendations
and Comments Report (expected by the end of July 2010).
Once this Report has been issued, the City has up to 120 days to
address the objections and recommendations and adopt the 2025
Comprehensive Plan. The City will hold two (2) public hearings
on the final amendments updating the Comprehensive Plan, likely
in September and October 2010.

Drafts of the proposed amendments are available for your review
online at www.citvofmacclennv.com as well as atthe City's Building
and Zoning Department. The Building and Zoning Department is
located at 118 E Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida. Written
comments on this proposed amendment may be mailed to the
attention of Janice Clark, Building and Zoning Department at the
above address or emailed to jclark@ccitvofmacclennv.com. All
interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with
respect to the proposed amendments.

Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, a person deciding
to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any
matter considered at the meeting or at any subsequent meeting
to which the Board has continued its deliberations is advised that
such person will need a record of all proceedings and may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of all proceedings is made, which
must include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal
is to be based.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate
in this proceeding should contact the City Manager at (904) 259-
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Gracelyn Oliver
First granddaughter
Jimmy and Nancy Oliver of
Taylor are pleased to announce
the birth of their first grand-
daughter, Gracelyn Beth Oliver,
on April 19, 2010 in Manhattan
Kansas.
Her parents are Dusty and
Carissa Oliver. Lt. Oliver, a Black-
hawk pilot, is currently in the
Army stationed at Fort Riley,
Kansas. He is due to deploy to
Iraq on May 7.
Also welcoming the new ad-
dition are her maternal grand-
parents are Shelia and Dewey
Beath of Atmore, Ala. and Aunt
April Beath also of Atmore, Ala.,
great-grandparents Don and
Billie Oliver of Macclenny, Pat
Storch of Boca Raton and Un-
cle Robert Oliver of Macclenny.

Thrift reunion
The annual Thrift family re-
union will be Saturday, May 1 be-
ginning at 5:oo pm at the Georgia
Bend farm of Felton Thrift.
Take 121 north to 185, go to
mile marker 3 and turn left on
Alfred Thrift Road.
Please note the change of
days and be sure to bring family,
friends and food.

Fraserfamily reunion
The annual Fraser family re-
union will be held May 2 begin-
ning at 11:oo am at Heritage Park
in Macclenny. Bring your covered
dish and come early and enjoy
the day. Be sure to bring family,
friends and food.

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Offered everyday:
Cold lunch plate of chef salad with
wheat roll or crackers and dessert
(when offered) 1% lowfat white
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orange juice.
Monday, May 1
Breakfast: Pancake and sausage on a
stick, fruit juice, milk
Lunch: Tasty chili with beans, with a
homemade wheat roll or chef's choice
of 2nd entree choice of 2 sides: Baked
potato rounds, steamed peas, chilled fruit
choice
Tuesday, May 2
Breakfast: Breakfast burrito, fruit juice,
milk
Lunch: Slice of pepperoni pizza or
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Baked french fries, seasoned mixed
vegetables, chilled applesauce and a
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Breakfast: Chicken biscuit, fruit juice
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Lunch: Hamburger or hot dog on a
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Lunch: Taco salad with a homemade
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tomato blend, chilled fruit juice
Friday, May 5
Breakfast: Cereal with slice of toast,
fruit juice and milk
Lunch: Mexican burrito with salsa or
chicken nuggets with a homemade wheat
roll, choice of 2 sides: Green beans with
new potatoes, raw veggies with dressing,
chilled fruit choice and a homemade
cookie (gr. 7-12 peanut butter)


Honor Rolls...

BAKER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
Principal's List 3rd Nine Weeks
NINTH GRADE: Sarah Brookens, Mariah Givens, Bridget Higginbotham, Jacqueline
Hollings, Reagan McKendree, Emily Meadows, Colin Moore, Jayson Steven, Erick Stoutamire,
BrookeTaylor, Jasmine Wilcox
TENTH GRADE: James Addison, Tiffany Braddy, Colton Butcher, Robert Dietz, Kathryn
Drawdy, Shirley Duran, Darius Fernandez, Kelsey Harris, Sarah Jackson, Michael Jones, Joseph
Keen, Marissa Miller, Jordan Perry-Ruiz, Logan Raulerson, Mackenzie Rohde, Thomas Sirk,
JeremyWannamaker, DanielleWestberry
ELEVENTH GRADE: Tyler Beach, Ryan Bellovich, Macy Burnsed, Michael Burnsed,
Rebekah Combs, Emily Gibbs, Lily Griffis, Jordan Hand, Blake Harrington, Ellie Helms, Bradley
Mareth, Charles Miller, Willie Myers, Samantha Poole, Melissa Rambo, Alexandra Rohde, Nicole
Ruise, Timothy Stewart, Cameron Thomas, Amanda Yarbrough
TWELFTH GRADE: Morgan Anderson, Milton Baker, Nichole Berry, Harley Boatz, Rodney
Braziel, Chelsey Bryant, Ashley Burns, Rebekah Canaday, Austin Clark, Ashley Cole, Danielle
Cole, Shayla Coleman, Joel Cox, Joshua A. Crews, Justin R. Davis, Ronald Dunn, Klate Duval,
Alexander Evdokimov, Alyssa Fernandez, Leon Gross, Kari Harris, Blake Hart, Newdearia
Hauge, Benjamin Hefty, Katie Higens, Ashley Holton, Kayleigh Johnson, Bryan Lohr, Russell
McDermitt, Russell Moody, Daniel Ratliff, Brandon Robertson, Cheyenne Seiler, Tiffany Smith,
Haley Thigpen, Haley Thomas, Carissa Ward, Stacy Weaver, Melanie Weis, Cody Wheeler,
Kriston Zeigler
Honor Roll 3rd Nine Weeks
NINTH GRADE: Patrick Berry, Mikayla Bosley, Robert Brannan, Brian Brown, Destinee
Bryant, Kristian Burnham, Victoria Chisholm, Misty Clineman, Zachary Collins, Taylor Conner,
Isis Cooper, Lauren Courson, Corey Craig, Haley Creamer, Aaron Crews, Bethanie Crews,
Korie Crummey, Bronson Davis, Catherine Davis, Jessica H. Davis, Katherine Demers, Andrea
Dempsey, Casey Dinkins, Haley Dopson, Kamala Dyal, Logan Fox, Erin Gaylord, Rhondasia
Givens, Megan Graham, Bethany Greer, Mary Hart, Laken Head, Brianna Henderson, Crysta
Hilton, Joshua Horn, Brandon Howell,Taylor Johnson, Johnathan Lamb, Amberly Lewis, David
Long, Emil Lyons, Trey McDowell, Ashley Mercer, Landon Mitchell, Leslee Moorman, Baleigh
Nipper, Devin Norman, Rachel Oyinloye, Marquis Paige, Erica Ploucher, Jalenia Plummer,
Jordan Railey, Corlis Raulerson, Mercedes Rhoden, Benny Richardson, Jacqueline Roberts,
Christopher Sellers, Autumn Smith, Kaylan Stafford, Keifer Starn, Madison Stephens, Christina
Taylor, Jonathan Walsh, Ethan Wilkerson, Jaden Williams, Brandon Yancey, Ashley Zawolik
TENTH GRADE: Joseph Albino, Jessica Baker, Tyler Baker, Kimberly Barton, Chance Bays,
Matthew Blanks, Kaitlyn Branch, Spencer Brunette, Teddy Callihan, Matthew Cantrell, Dillon
Cohen, Brooke Combs, Garrett Combs, Kayla Cornn, Ashleigh Crain, Brittany Crews, Brandon
Davenport, Hannah Dopson, Shelby Driggers, Lindsay Drury, Nicholas Dukeman, Theresa
Dutton, Leon Evans, Mark Flores, Catherine Fraze, Nicholas Frey, Shelby Gatto, Brianna Gray,
Kristen Gray, Kayla Griffis, Derica Harvey, Autumn Jackson, Kayla Jeffres, Cale Johnson, Taylor
Jones, Austen King, Brianna Lauramore, Kyle Lauramore, James Markham, Marie Martinez,
Heather McNutt, Samuel Murphy, Robert Norris, Victoria Paulson, Robert Preston, Kallie
Raulerson, Cody Reeves, Royce, Rhoden, Kasey Russell, Jena Sands, Brittani Sapp, Hope
Simmons, Charles Simpson, Samantha Smart, Brandon Smith, Caitlyn Smith, Hunter Sullivan,
Richard Tharpe, Chelsea Thompson, Hannah Trippett, Taylor Truluck, William Washburn, Jacob
Watkins, Sarah Whitehead, Joshua Willey, April Williams, Brandon Williams, James Wood
ELEVENTH GRADE: Oliver Anderson, Erika Bain, William Baker, Rashard Belford, Brooklyn
Bennett, Jennifer Boykin, Ashley Brownlee, Jacob Bryant, Sam Bussey, Rachiel Canaday, Daniel
Combs, Chelsea Crews, Christian Crews, Kari Crummey, Kellie Dixon, Robert Dyer, Billy Folsom,
Delaney Gainey, Taylor Hartley, Kathryn Hutcheson, David Hutto, Alicia Jackson, Isaac Johnson,
Nathan Johnson, Ashlyn Kerce, James Kuster, Damon Lee, Cason Lowery, Denzel Mack, Daniel
Mathews, Kelton Nipper, Chase Norman, Jamie Norman, Jared Obrien, Tyler Overstreet,
Jeremy Pietrowski, Clifford Qualter, Hampton Raulerson, Shakirra Reed, Rebecca Rhynehardt,
Dalton Roberts, Adrian Ruise, Rachael Sorrells, Shannon Stanton, Ellis Starling, Ashley Stuhr,
Haley Taylor, Ashleigh Thick, Melissa Tillman, Morgan Tubbs, Sean Ward, Kaitlyn Wilburn
TWELFTH GRADE: Steven Alexander, Brittney Alford, Kristopher Anderson, Logan Baity,
Rebecca Barnes, Ashley Belcher, Brittany Bell, Ashley Blonder, Jennifer Blue, Tara Brooks, Sara
Buettgen, Jessica Buhler, Trista Burnham, Brook Byrnes, Erol Carter, Kameron Carter, Mendy
Chisholm, BrittneyClough, Elizabeth Creekmore, Jessica L. Davis,Justin L. Davis, Matthew Davis,
Noah Davis, Rachel Davis, Sarah Davis, Jean De-Nicola, Jacob Defee, Britany Delgross, Megan
Dolan, William Dolby, Kellie Dopson, Brittney Dowston, Michael Farr, Kurtis Ford, Zachary
Givens, Ashlynn Griffis, Amber Griffith, Charles Hall, Sarah Handte, Kara Harper, Kristen Higens,
Jerry Holland, Brittany Homitz, Magan Howell, Kevin Hursey, Jason Hurst, Amanda Irwin, Molly
Johnson, Cameron Kirkland, Lydia Little, Joshua Lowery, Timothy Lumpkin, Carissa Mathews,
Maegan McDonald, Kiaira McKnight, Paula McLamb, Sarah Mobley, Anthony Mosley, Ginger
Nelson, Jennifer Nguyen, Gordon Paige, Cameron Palmer, Zachary Parsons, Keri Pifer, Coy
Powless, Caroline Rambo, Cassandra Register, Cortney Rhoden, Kristina Rife, Lindsey Roberts,
lesha Ruise-Pope, Corey Scott, David Smith, Kiley Stewart, Noura Tber, Katherine Thompson,
Ana Tomas, Taylor Tucker, Delaney Walker, Alexis Washington, Lana West, Rebecca Wilds,
Jocham Williams, Tiese Williams, Cody Wingard, Carly Worley, Charles Wright, Robert Yonn

KELLER INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
Principal's List 3rd Nine Weeks

FOURTH GRADE: Vera Baker, Cheyenne Ball, William Barber, Gregory Barrios, Shelby
Behm, Devon Cole, Caitlyn Cook, Sarah Crews, William Crockett, Blake Dicks, Dalton Dietz,
Brysen Dopson, Reagan Dopson, Allison England, Amaya Figueroa, Christian Gardner, Alyssa
Giddens, Emma Gipson, Marisol Gonzalez, Zachary Gregory, Mariah Grendzinski, Alayni
Guidash, Delaney Harvey, Karli Harvill, Christopher Hill, Dale Hodges, Kyrie Holman, Amberly
Home, Nicholas Howell, Autumn Hutter, Keiara Jackson, Morgan Jewell, James Johnson,
Richard Kelly, Leah Kerce, Seth Kish, Ethan Knight, Lia Love, Sierra McCawley, Tara McDowell,
Minh-Trang Nguyen, Camryn Payne, Kelsey Ray, Elijah Rayburn, Arlie Rhoden, Amber
Simmons, Jarred Spurlock, Lillie Starling, Haley Stevens, Preston Sutton, Noah Taylor, Alyssa
Thrift, Jackson Tinkle, Joseph Young.
FIFTH GRADE: Courtney Baldwyn, Anna Bowen, Mallory Cain, William Carter, Logan
Combs, Robert Crawford, Bryce Donker, Aura Esterling, Jasmine Farmer, Grace Fly, Jordan
Griffis, Angel Jackson, Tristan Jewell, Ariel Kenney, Dusty Langeberg, Lindsey Love, Chastity
Malloy, Cory Mills, Charles Murray, Breah Pelfrey, Heather Pietrowski, Elizabeth Pinkston,
Jamie-Lynne Raulerson, Gavin Register, William Rhoden, Karly Richardson, Tiffany Samaroo,
Chaise Taylor, Emily Tedesco, Donovan Terrell, Kaitlyn Walker, Johnnie Sue Williams.
Honor Roll 3rd Nine Weeks
FOURTH GRADE: Keona Adkins, Jaclyn Adkison, Collin Ambrose, Elizabeth Ambrose,
Abbigail Baggett, Matthew Barfield, Haleigh Beazzo, Amy Belcher, Lacey Bell, David Blow,
Mikayla Brandt, Davonte Brown, Sydney Brown, Sydney Burnsed, Skyler Cales, Brittany
Cannon, Alexia Carter, Blair Cavannaugh, Cameryn Clack, Hayden Cochran, Shoteya Coleman,
Daniel Courson, Cameron Crain, Kevin Crain, Caleb Crews, Elizabeth Crews, Olivia Crews,
McKenzie Curry, Jackson Davis, Kenneth Davis, Ryah Davis, India Delgado, Elizabeth Diperna,
Jacquelyn Donker, William Dugger, Taylor Dyal, Skyler Eaton, Kali Faulk, Dawson Ferguson,
Kimberly Fink, Myles Finn, Shelby Frits, Kayla Fussell, Kylie Gabbard, Geffery Gaskins, Lenton
Geiger, Kristen Godbold, Caitlynn Goldsmith, Selena Gonzalez, Blane Griffis, Klint Griffis, Kole
Griffis, Jade Hale, Madison Haller, Quinci Hand, Danielle Hardin, Curtis Harmon, Savannah
Harper, Marcus Harvey, Chase Haydu, Joshua Haygood, Robert Hobbs, Cooper Hodges,
Corben Hodges, Jarren Hodges, Carliya Jefferson, Savoy Jefferson, Vanessa Jennings, Dalton
Johnson, Jordan Johnson, Aysia Jones, Jamon Jones, Tucker Kinghorn, Krystyn Kingsley,
Evelyn Knabb, Maegan Lawrence, Nicholas Lee, Lake Lewis, Zachery Lilly, Michelle Lin,
Madisyn Looby, Michael Makauskas, Ashley Matthews, Patricia McGee, September McKinley,
Justin McLeod, Taylor Moore, Mallory Morgan, Noah Nelson, Chase Nielsen, Carson Padgett,
Dalton Padgett, Ashley Paulson, Caytlyn Peters, Emily Phillips, Anthony Prescott, Elizabeth
Reagan, Marcus Reed, Makenzie Rhoden, Waylon Rhoden, Alyssa Rich, Tori Richardson,
Wesley Riley, Zackrey Robinson, Hailee Rodgers, Alexandria Rollins, Patrick Ruise, Quantrel
Ruise, Tommy Ruise, Braeden Sanders, Jackson Sands, Courtney Sapp, Haley Self, Christopher
Simon, Morgan Smith, Shayla Smith, Clayton Smith, Kallen Sowell, Sadie Sparkman, Chelsea
Steven, Hannah Sullivan, Stacey Taylor, Anthony Teague, Joseph Tedesco, Reginald Thomas,
Jacob Thrift, Mallory Tomlin, Miranda Tubbs, Jenna Turner, Matthew Voytko, Brandon Wages,
Jacqueline White, Reagan Wilds, Dylen Williams, Mackenzie Williams, Don'neisha Wright,
Dawson Yarborough,Trenten Yonn.
FIFTH GRADE: Aaron Adams, Corey Adams, Dalton Adams, Clayton Adkins, Austin
Alligood, Dylan Anderson, Jacob Anderson, Mackenzie Ariail, Alexis Barnes, Desiree Bingham,
Zachary Bingham, Christian Blanks, Hayleigh Boatright, Olivia Bogardus, Hunter Brittain,
Deaunt'e Brown, Brantley Bryant, Marcus Burger, Brooke Burnsed, Alyssa Cagle, Hannah
Cain, Katelyn Campbell, Mitchell Canaday, Sean Chancey, Brianna Chandler, Arnold Clayton,
Chadwick Collins, Bailey Cook, Monica Crawford, April Crews, Christy Crews, Savannah Crews,
Tannis Crews, Caleb Crews, Amber Dash, Ciera Davis, Jonathan Defee, Miranda Dehart, Ben Ellis,
Jenna Ellis, Sidnie Fauble, Mason Filosi, Caitlyn Fish, Mia Fish, Michael Fisher, Erica Flakowicz,
Brianna Fletcher, Hope Fly, Lani Foster, Alexander Gant, Vivica Gaskins, Dametra Gibson, Trista
Gibson, Caitlyn Gilbert, Kasyn Givens, Gannon Godwin, Mallory Godwin, Elizabeth Gray,
Emily Gray, Hunter Groves, Cassandra Guajardo, Alyssa Guidash, Ashley Hall, Austin Hancock,
Timothy Harrell, Brantley Hartley, Erica Hartley, Roderick Haygood, Rosemary Helms, Sara
Hilliard, Johnny Hodges, Rena Howie, Jada Jackson, Macy Jackson, Emily Johnson, Katelyn
Johnson, Cameron Jones, Elyssa Jones, Hannah Kanost, Cody Karpf, Austin Keene, Madison
Kennedy, Shelby King, Zachary Korkowski, Holly Lambert, Kelly Lawler, Lillianne Loftis, Nicole
Lowery, Caitlyn Lucas, David McCauley, Brianna McElfresh, Taylor McNeil, Hunter Meadows,
Mallory Mobley, Madison Morrison, Mason Mosley, Savanah Moss, Khristopher Mullner,
Shanoa Murch, Rachel Nickles, Leslie Nipper, Dominique Nixon, Emily Orender, Caitlyn Parrish,
Landon Peterson, Nicholas Phagan, Harrison Presta, Sydney Raulerson, Peyton Rewis, Katelyn


Airman Rebeka Robinson

Navy basic grad
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center in Chicago on March 26.
She is the daughter of Rick and
Kimberly Robinson of Macclenny
and a 2009 graduate of BCHS.
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SCHOOL I
April 30 ,.
BCHS: Baseball sub-distriet tour-
nament (H), 4:0P p.m. Grad Nite,
9:00 p.m. Baseball district cham-
pionship, 7:00 p.m. KIS: Accel-
erated reading goal day. talt day
to qualify for accelerated.read-
ing contest. WES: 3rd grade Sea
World field trip
May 1 is
BCHS: Drama Dept. p.ents
"Snow White" 7:00 p.m.
May 2
BCHS: Drama" Dept. presents
"Snow White" @ 2:00 p.m'
May 3 '
District-wide: Teach appre-
ciation week. BCHS: John Piersol
motivational speech, cafeteria,
8:00 a.m. KIS: FAIR testing
May 4
District-Wide: Teach appreciation
week BCHS: Cheerleading tryout
practice, 2:30 p.m. BMS: M a -


ACTIVITIESS
jorett rry-outs, 3:30 p.m. KIS:
FAIR sting WES: School advi-
sory council mtg., 8:00 a.m. Good
Morning Show club mtg., 8:00
a.m.

Distict- ide: School Board meet-
ing,- 6: p.m. Early dismissal.
Teach appreciation week BCHS:
Cheerleading tryout practice, 2:30
p. n lJ5S: Majorette try-outs,
3:00 tml KIS: FAIR testing WES:
Fun rs r pickup 2:00 6:00
p.m. v
May 6
District-Wide: Teacher appre-
ciat'a eek BCHS: Cheerleading
tryor practice, 2:30 p.m. Edu-
cat ina talent search fieldtrip to
Santa Fe Community College, 4:00
p.m. KIS: FAIR testing. Tigers in
Tune spring concert. WES: Merrie
Melodies Club mtg., 8:00 a.m. PK/
K: Circus play, BCMS auditorium,
6:30 p.m.


Rheuark, Amelia Robinson, Brandy Robinson, Savannah Rodriquez, Mark Romano, Noah
Schatz, Morgan Shellenbarger, Alexx St. John, Stephanie Stoutenborough, Kelsey Strickland,
Steven Tanner, Meara Tarte, Jesse Taylor, Owen Taylor, Makayla Tennison, Amber Thatcher,
Allison Theophile, Alex Timbs, Christopher Touchton, Dalton Vonk, Jacob Walker, Delicia
Washington, Christian Watkins, Errol Whitfield, Byron Williams, Dawson Williams, Saige Wilson,
Crystal Womack.


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Boys take

state title

in lifting,

again
BOB GERARD I SPORTS
Third time's a charm.
That certainly has been the
case for the Wildcat weight lift-
ing team, who took its third
straight state title this week at
River Ridge High School in New
Port Richey.
The Wildcats won the Class
lA title by narrowly defeating
Arnold High School of Panama
City by one point, 21-20. Coach
Scott McDonald knew that Ar-
nold and Matanzas High would
be his top competition.
The Wildcats battled head-to-
head with the two schools and in
the end McDonald had predict-
ed correctly. The Wildcats took
the top spot followed narrowly
by Arnold and Matanzas.
"It's a great day to be a Wild-
cat," said the coach.
The Wildcats captured a pair
of individual golds in addition
to the team championship. Ru-
ben Jackson won the 199-pound
weight class with a 365-pound
bench press and a 300-pound
clean and jerk for a 665-pound
total. The lifts gave him a 5-
pound edge over Lee Webb of
Pasco High.
Cody Wheeler won the 219-
pound class in even tighter fash-
ion. Wheeler benched 340 and
had a 295 clean andjerkfor a 335
total. The total was identical to
Arnold's Cullen Thompson. But
Thompson outweighed Wheeler
by six pounds and Wheeler took
the gold and Thompson the sil-
ver. It was also enough to give
the Cats the point they needed
to win the team title.
The Cats had to get a big
showing from the entire team.
It wasn't enough for the stand-
outs to perform; every point was
vital.
"That's what it boiled down
to," said McDonald.
The Wildcats gave a tremen-
dous effort and as Arnold and
Matanzas piled up points, BCHS
matched them point for point
and slowly pulled ahead. It was
in the middle and heavier weight
classes where BCHS excels and
once again they made the differ-
ence.
Milton Baker took a bronze
medal with a third place finish
in the 169-pound class. Baker
benched 310 and had a 270 in
the clean and jerk for a 580 to-
tal, 10 pounds higher than the
fourth place finisher.
Kendrick Singleton got the
Cats two points with a 5th place
finish in the 183-pound class.
Ray Mangiafico also had a 5th
place finish to give BCHS a much
needed 2 points.
Denzel Mack, Trace Mc-
Cullough, William Wheeler and
Garrett Griffis also performed
well.
"Hard work and dedication
paid off again," said McDon-
ald, in his first season as head
coach of the weight lifting team.
"I would like to thank everyone
who helped to make this a suc-
cessful season."


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Wildcats dispatch Bolles 4-2

Coach says possible rematch looms in playoffs
BOB GERARD I SPORTS the first two round games, so Bolles has reer, 31 former players showed up to
two weeks to try and rise to our stan- send their former coach off.
wrapped up his regular season in a more fit- dards," cracked Coach Staples. It was a very emotional moment for
ting fashion than by knocking off two highly- In the last regular season game of Staples and his wife.
ranked and regarded teams. the year, the Cats defeated the highly "Seeing all those guys show up was very,
The Catsbeatthe Bolles Bulldogs, the sev- touted Episcopal Eagles 6-5 April very special to me and [his wife] Staci. In
enth-ranked team in the nation, 4-2 at home 21. fact it might have been the highlight of my
Because it was Coach Staples' coaching career," he said.
on Senior Night, April 20, and then stopped last reiula a sea s n Chris Waddell had two hits and two RBIs,
the Episcopal Eagles 6-5 in a nal-biter e of da Holland had two hits, and freshman
the next night in the final regular sea _qoi a ie of l1Ad Hollo d had two hits, and freshman
game of Staples' memorable 18-\ ea a-a H winter Ha nks came through with a pair, in-
gameo chludinl a lead-off hit to get the 7th in-
reer. ning started.
To beat a team of the stat- With the score tied 5-5
ure of the Bolles Bulldogs, in the bottom of the sev-
sometimes destiny has to enth, Hanks led off with a
step in and take a hand
- or perhaps knock a hand single. Johnny Elasik sac-
aside. rificed Hanks to second on
The game had been a precision bunt down the
plagued by a light rain herefirst base line.
and there and late in the Episcopal played the
game it made the going a percentages and chose to
game it made the going a walk the next two hiffers,
little slick. With the Cats walk the next two hitters,
trailing 2-1, Cason Lowery bringing senior Adam Hol-
hit a bases loaded fly ball land to the plate. Holland
and as the Bolles outfielder took the first pitch and laid
tracked back to catch the down a perfect squeeze
ball he slipped slightly and the game for
the ball hit the heel of his the Cats.
glove and he bobbled it. "We have been very pa-
glove and he bobbled it, tient with Hanks and not
Lowery's double brought in rushed him into the line-
three runs and sealed the rushed him into the line-
win for BCHS. up, but now he is ready to
Cameron Crews was out- be an everyday guy," said
standing on the mound, Staples. "He's going to be
striking out 13 Bolles bat- very special in this pro-
ters and allowing only five The district champion-
hits. Johnny Elasik had a ship game will be Thurs-
pair of hits for BCHS. day, April 29, at 7:oo at
"If we both get into the BCHS.
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playoffs that will be one or
p fe fCameron Crews pitching against Bolles last week. P


Ladycats finish second in districts


40. M Advance to sub-region


Ashley Holton at bat.


rHOI OBY JUU JOHNSON


BOB GERARD I SPORTS
The Lady Wildcat softball
team advanced to the sub-re-
gionals from the loser's bracket
after a second-place finish in
the district behind Keystone
Heights.
The Lady Cats got off to a
great start on April 20 with a 5-0
shutout of West Nassau at their
home field. It was a quick start
with a leadoff walk from Ashley
Holton, who then scored on an
RBI single by Jordan hand to
put the Cats up 1-o.
Taylor Crummey had a big
night at the plate with a pair of
doubles and two RBIs. Holton
added a two-run double in the
sixth inning to seal the win.
Cami Craig had a strong night
on the mound with a five-hit
shutout.
Craig was back on the mound
dueling Bishop Snyder's Sydney
Wright. Though Wright pitched
well for the Cardinals, she
couldn't out-match Craig.
"Cami was really good again
in the biggest game of the sea-
son," said Coach Jamie Rodgers.
"This was a must win and she


got it done."
In the third, Holton drove
a triple over the Snyder right
fielder's head to bring in Alexis
Branch and give BCHS a 1-o
lead.
Snyder tied the score in the
bottom of the sixth, but in the
seventh Shelby Gatto reached
on a lead off single. Krista Smith
moved pinch runner Brittany
Alford to second with a sacrifice
bunt. With two outs freshman
Branch delivered the game win-
ning single to score Alford.
It was all Keystone Heights
on Friday night as they jumped
out to a 5-0 lead and held off a
furious Cat rally to win 13-6.
Keystone took the lead into
the fourth before BCHS scored
three to get on the board. They
got two more in the fifth to tie
the score. But the wheels came
off the bus at that point.
"Our defense fell apart in the
top of the sixth with three errors
to help Keystone to a seven-run
inning and put the game out of
reach," said Rodgers. "Our girls
never gave in and played very
hard until it was over."


Baseball

begins

districts
The Wildcat baseball team got
off to a good start in the quest for
the district title with a 4-2 win
over the Baldwin Indians April
27 at BCHS. The Cats led the
game early with a pair of runs in
the first.
Johnny Elasik led off the game
with a triple when the Baldwin
right fielder misplayed the ball.
He scored on a ground ball by
Chris Waddell and was brought
home with a Thomas Sirk single.
The Indians were game,
however, and tied it in the third
inning. Baker County took the
lead for good in the fourth when
Klate Duval reached on an error.
Hunter Hanks walked and Elasik
cracked a two run game-winning
single.
Dillon Jones got his seventh
win of the season going just over
four innings and allowing only
two hits with nine strikeouts. Ca-
son Loweryled the Cats with two
hits.


Kiana ParKer


Parker to

state track

meet finals
Kiana Parker will be repre-
senting BCHS in the state track
finals April 24 in Winter Park.
Parker placed third in the
high jump with a leap of 5'4".
She tied the height of winner
Jasmine Ferguson of Pensacola
Catholic and second place fin-
isher Jessica Harrion of South
Walton, but made the height in
more attempts.
Parker is the only Wildcat
who qualified for the finals.
Chelsea Ruise placed ninth
in the high jump. Devon Paige
was fifth in the long jump at
21'2" and Chris McCray finished
eighth.
Favion Allen placed four-
teenth in the 11o hurdles and
the 4-by-too-meter relay team
of Taytum McCullough, Court-
ney Wallas, Chelsea Ruise and
Parker finished ninth.


Former Wildcat signs contract with the Falcons


Camp May 6

BOB GERARD I SPORTS
Bear Woods is NFL bound.
Woods, the former BCHS Wildcat
and standout linebacker for the Troy
University Trojans in Alabama, has
signed as a preferred free agent with
the Atlanta Falcons. He is the son of
Mark and Kelly Woods and was one of
the leading tacklers in the Sunbelt Con-
ference, and one of eight Trojans to be
drafted or snapped up in free agency.
Woods went undrafted but it didn't
take long for the Falcons to contact the
linebacker. Within five minutes of the
end of the draft sequence over the week-
end, Woods was an Atlanta Falcon.
"I had been talking to them all along,"
said Woods. "There were five teams that
were looking at me, but Atlanta was my
first choice. They called me the third
day of the draft to wish me luck and said
that they would either draft me or offer


me a contract."
When Woods went
unchosen during the
NFL draft, the Falcons
called almost immedi-
ately after their final
pick to offer the deal.
Woods had been
worried that he might
have to go as far away
as Seattle or Kansas
City to play ball. "I was
relieved," he added.
"My parents were really
excited that I'd be this
close to home."
He is looking for-
ward to being with the Jonath
Falcons because they
are looking to shore up their linebacker
corps and Woods fit the bill.
"They were really looking for line-
backers. They liked me because I am a
cerebral player and could learn all three
positions," he said.
Woods starts his career as a Falcon


an


almost immediately. He
will begin rookie mini-
camp on May 6. He
hopes to snatch playing
time as a reserve line-
backer and on special
teams this season.
He had a stellar ca-
reer at Troy.
"Troy's been a blast,"
said Woods. "Anytime
you can be part of four
conference titles it's
special."
It was not an easy
road for him, struggling
through a variety of in-
Woods juries. In the end, how-
ever, he persevered. He
had 143 tackles from his linebacker po-
sition with 79 solo and 64 assisted tack-
les this season. He had four sacks and
an interception. He was Troy's leading
tackler as a junior with 108.
The Falcons were impressed with his
presence around the ball, his technical


skills and tremendous drive.
It was a big draft for Troy. With eight
players either drafted or signed via free
agency, the school equaled the number
from powerhouses Florida State and
Miami and had more players selected
than Auburn.
Woods believes his selection to the
NFL could be a stepping stone for future
Baker County players to follow their
dream.
"I think the most important thing is
that it shows that it can be done," said
Woods. "I struggled through high school
and when I was starting out here at Troy.
But I made it through and I hope that I
can encourage kids that it's possible if
they just keep working hard."
One thing is for certain when the
NFL season starts football fans in Baker
County will be looking for those signa-
ture red dreadlocks flowing from the red
and black helmet of the Atlanta Falcons
and cheering on their hometown star,
Bear Woods.




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7th annual 'Ride with Fire'
Riders and their com-
panions left the starting
area at Glen St. Mary's
Celebration Park on 87
motorcycles the morning
of April 24 for the sev-
enth annual Ride With
Fire benefit for the Baker
County fire department.
This year the route was
reduced somewhat to 77
miles through the north
county and Osceola
National Forest west to
Olustee and then back
again to the county fair-
grounds for food and en-
-- tertainment. County fire
chief Richard Dolan said
the event typically raises
$3500 used to purchase
equipment like uniforms
and cooling suits for the
county's eight fire sta-
tions.


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