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May28 from Baker High
See special insert section and page 11

Sepge 9

McCollum opts

out of fall ballot

BCSB a 'rubber stamp'
JOEL ADDINGTON Mr. Davis, a 34-year-old in-
NEWS EDITOR surance wholesaler, must pay a roughly $1ooo fee between
June 14 and 18 to qualify for the
With the June 18 deadline race. His likely opponent, Tina
to qualify for the 2010 Mobley of Macclenny,
ballot fast approaching, qualified previously by
local candidates have collecting 142 petition
been getting in and signatures.
out of races for open Both have children
county commission and attending Baker County
school board seats. schools.
This week school Mr. Davis, a father
board member Karen of three and member of
McCollum announced the county's planning
she would not pursue a board, had hoped to
second full term in No- support Ms. McCollum
vember. in her re-election.
Though a recent "We're very similar
conflict over the school Karen McCollum in our perspectives," he
in our perspectives," he

district's new health
insurance plan made the move
easier, Ms. McCollum said she
decided not to run months ago.
"There's a lot of reasons,"
she said. "I feel like I'm only
one spoke in the wheel and I've
worked hard to research ma-
terials to do a good job for not
only the employees but also the
community ... I don't feel like
the board in its current capacity
is serving any purpose. If you're
there to rubber stamp things,
then you're not operating in
the capacity in which you're in-
tended to."
Voters elected the former
elementary school teacher and
mother of two boys, ages 7 and
9, to the school board six years
ago. She served the remaining
two years of the late Jeanine
Harvey's term and was re-
elected over two opponents in
"I felt like I had the oppor-
tunity with school age children
and coming from the classroom,
I could truly be an advocate,"
Ms. McCollum, 36, said.
In recent years, however; the
Macclenny resident said she's
become frustrated with the post
and doesn't want her business
to suffer due to a political fight.
"I've had people attack my
business and me profession-
ally," she said. "It's not worth it
when all I've ever tried to do is
save the county money and be
an advocate for teachers."
The Prudential financial ser-
vices advisor has endorsed an-
other Macclenny resident, Jesse
Davis, to replace her.
"He's educated and has chil-
dren in the system," she said.
"He has the same conservative
values that I have, and he's run-
ning for the right reasons. He's
not running because somebody
put him up to it, he wants to see
positive things take place in our


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said. "It felt like the right oppor-
tunity to step in and keep that
perspective on the board. We
need parents to be involved.
Karen is the only board mem-
ber with children in the school
Before making the decision
to run, Ms. Mobley, 41, said
she'd prayed about the matter
for about a year.
"God has laid this burden
on my heart for the children of
Baker County," said the sport-
ing goods store owner and
mother of two teenage boys.
Charlie Burnett of Glen St.
Mary qualified by petition to
run against incumbent District
4 school board member Paul
Raulerson, the father of School
Superintendent Sherrie Rauler-
Two county commission
seats will also be on the 2010
Republican commissioner
Mike Griffis announced last
month his intention not to seek
re-election for the District 4
See page 4)


Ashley Davis of Glen St. Mary
nearly died less than a year ago,
the result of a freak four-wheeler
accident. Ms. Davis and her par-
ents recently recounted the details
of the accident and her remarkable
Over the last eight months, the
staff at Shands Jacksonville wit-
nessed first hand the miraculous
recovery of Glen St. Mary resident
Ashley Davis.
That's why they asked her to cut
the ribbon at the May 17 dedication
of Shands' new neurosurgeryinten-
sive care unit.
"Ashley would not be here if not
for two things," said her father Larry Davis.
'Those things are the grace of God and the
doctors and staff at Shands."
Her mother Sharon agrees.
"We can never praise the wonderful
people at Shands enough," she said. "And
also the people at Brooks Rehab, the Baker
County EMS, LifeFlight and the sheriffs of-

Ashley at home with parents Sharon and Larry Davis
The accident
It was just getting dark on Father's Day,
June 22, 2009. Sharon and Larry Davis, who
had spent the day at church, were relaxing at
their Glen St. Mary home.
Their quiet evening was suddenly turned
upside down when the phone rang. On the
line was a deputy from the Baker County
Sheriffs Office.

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First Lieutenant Sam Bussey and fellow ROTC cadets salute during the playing of TAPS.

ROTC honors vets

Baker County Junior ROTC cadets gathered to
mark the start of Memorial Day 2010 by lowering
the flag at the entrance of Macclenny Nursing and
Rehab to half-staff.
It would remain at that position until noon.
So began the facility's third annual Memorial
Day Observance to honor and thank all of the men
and women who served this country and are now
residing at the center.
A red, white and blue memorial wreath was
mounted on the speaker's podium. Vivid purple
ribbons hung below it, occasionally rising and fall-
ing in the wind.
The ribbons bore a combination of letters and
numbers BCHS FL 20025 AF JROTC the des-
ignation of the high school's ROTC program.

During the program, cadets recognized the liv-
ing veterans and also paid a solemn tribute to all
who have fallen in the line of duty. Their group sa-
luted as TAPS softly played and a benediction was
"... May our ceremony honor their memory and
praise God's holy name ... let us always remember

Cadets then sang "The Battle Hymn of the Re-
Macclenny Nursing and Rehab director John
Simmons, wearing a tie with an American flag de-
sign, praised the cadets.
"I always get emotional at events like this when
today's youth assemble to honor our nation and
our flag," he said. "Let us remember those we know
and those we don't know who lost their lives de-
fending our country. It is no small thing."
See page 2)

"There's been an accident," he
told them. "I need to come to your
The next thing they knew, the
deputy was driving them to Shands
Jacksonville, where their youngest
daughter Ashley was barely cling-
ing to life.
Accidently thrown from a four-
wheeler while riding with friends
in the Osceola Forest, her injuries
were so severe that doctors did not
expect her to survive.
It was not the first time Ashley
had been hurt riding a four-wheel-
er. In 1999, when she was 11 years
old, she and two other girls out for
EY LANNIGAN a ride near her home were hit by a
truck. It was hard for the Davises to
believe it had happened again and
that this time, instead of just a badly
broken leg, their daughter was near death.
Mr. Davis still shudders when he recalls
the extent of Ashley's injuries.
"She had a fractured skull, two broken
neck vertebrae and broken ribs. Her spleen
and liver had been damaged and there was
massive internal bruising of her heart and
See page 2)

Arrest for

neglect as

kids left in

car atbar
Police arrested a Mac-
clenny couple late on May 24
after making note of the fact
that they left two small chil-
dren in the rear seat of their
car while they were in Mac's
Liquors downtown for over a
half hour.
Amanda Moore, 31, denied
to Deputy Matt Sigers that
much time elapsed before she
and Jason
26, re-
turned to
their 1997
gen with
two other
adult ts,
who were
then driv-
en to an
off Milton- Amanda Moore
dale Rd.
Deputy Sigers and Lt. Scotty
Rhoden stopped the couple
near US 9o and Lowder shortly
after because the vehicle had a
cracked windshield and bro-
ken tail light. The officers also
learned via a computer check
that Mr. Basille, who was driv-
ing, has 11 prior suspensions
on his license.
They followed the vehicle
from Mac's parking lot because
they had earlier observed the
couple leave the children unat-
The VW had a license tag
registered to another vehicle
and Mr. Basille was also tick-
eted for not wearing a seat belt,
and both he and Ms. Moore
were charged with having open
containers of alcohol in the ve-
He also faces a criminal

Ms. Moore's two 5-year-old
sons were asleep in the rear
seat, and she insisted they
were in the lounge "no longer
than 15 minutes."
"When informed of the dan-
gers involved with leaving two
small children unattended in a
vehicle for an extended period
amidst unknown persons at
a bar, Amanda Moore stated,
'We were only inside for just a
second; they are ok,'" Deputy
Sigers related in his report.
Ms. Moore was charged with
child neglect, a third-degree
felony, and the Department of
Children and Families was no-
tified of the circumstances of
the arrest.
The children were released
into the custody of Ms. Moore's
In other arrests:
April Combs, 32, of Glen
St. Mary was arrested for driv-
ing on a license with six prior
suspensions after she was
stopped near the intersection
of Fred Harvey and Cowpen
Rds. about 1:oo am on May
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(From page 1
lungs which affected her ability
to breath," said Mr. Davis.
What followed was a harrow-
ing fight for life and a recovery
that surgeons and the score of
doctors, nurses and therapists
who treated Ashley in the ensu-
ing months view as nothing short
of miraculous.
The cause of the accident
is still not clear. According to
Ashley, she and her friend Matt
Sigers were simply enjoying a
ride together on a four-wheeler,
something they had done numer-
ous times. One of the wheels hit
uneven terrain and both Ashley
and Matt were thrown into the
"I trusted Matt completely
and I still do as far as handling
a four-wheeler," said Ms. Davis.
"Carelessness was not a factor.
We weren't even going very fast.
It was no one's fault."
In fact, Mr. and Mrs. Davis are
the first to point out that Matt, a
deputy sheriff, kept their daugh-
ter alive while the paramedics
rushed to the scene. As it turned
out, if the young man, who was
himself injured, had not admin-
istered CPR to Ashley, she would
not have survived long enough
for paramedics to arrive.
"The doctors told us outright
that 'whoever was with this young
woman at the time of her injury
saved her life,'" said Mrs. Davis.

Clinging to life
After brain surgery, Ashley lay
in a drug-induced coma. Family
and friends, many from the Da-
vis' church, lined the halls, pray-
ing for the girl to survive.
The Davises learned that with

brain injuries it is 96 hours after
surgery before doctors can usu-
ally assess with any degree of
accuracy the full extent of dam-
age and how the patient will be
Ninety-six hours.
Four very long days.
During that time, the vigil for
Ashley was kept round the clock
and the Davis family prayed and
prayed and hardly slept.
Ashley's destroyed spleen was
removed when she arrived. After
an evaluation, surgeons oper-
ated on her brain. In the hours
after brain surgery, her heart
stopped three times. Each time
they were able to bring her back.
Her chances of surviving a fourth
heart failure were slim to none.
"Her lungs were so bruised
they would not work properly
and doctors can't do anything
for bruised lungs. Lack of oxygen
was causing her heart to stop,"
said Mr. Davis.
Shands began a frantic search
for a special type of oscillating
ventilator that would oxygen-
ate her blood, but let her lungs
rest until the swelling subsided.
A ventilator was located in Or-
lando, but it would take several
hours for it to arrive.
'Three hours," the nurses told
the Davis family. "If she can just
hold on for three more hours."
Family and friends prayed
nonstop and when the ventilator
finally arrived, Ashley was still
After several days, doctors
began bringing Ashley out of the
coma and administering tests for
hearing and physical responses.
There were none.
Things seemed bleak. The

ROTC honors vets

(From page 1
Retired Marine Sgt. Earl McK-
ee, watched the ceremony proud-
ly. One of the cadets, Mitchell
Bunch, is his grandson.
Veteran and Macclenny Rehab
resident Harold Anderson zipped
across the parking lot in his mo-
torized wheel chair, coming to a
stop in front of Sgt. McKee. He
smiled up at him and made a re-
"I want you to help me with
something," he said. "Do you
think you can get me a Vietnam

He was referring to the deco-
rated and embroidered hats
many veterans wear commemo-
rating specific tours of duty.
Mr. McKee smiled broadly.
"I certainly think I can do
that," he said.
Currently, thirteen veterans
reside at Macclenny Rehab:
Jessie Smith, Ralph Odom, Ben
Dodd, James Hurst, Harold
Anderson, Rodney Shultis, Eva
Willis, Ben Brown, Ralph Frith,
Donald Vaness, Alvin Dunmire,
John Huff and Allen Dunham.

once vibrant girl lay motionless,
seemingly beyond reach. Her
desperate family struggled to
cling to hope.
Finally, one of the nurses
once again bent close, implor-
ing, "Ashley, if you can hear me,
please open your eyes."
At that moment, the girl's eyes
suddenly flew open and stayed
open for several seconds, then
It would be two weeks before
she woke again. Even so, the fam-
ily rejoiced.
"That gave everyone hope,"
said Ms. Davis. "Most important,
it gave doctors and nurses some-
thing to work with. They knew
she was still there."
Ashley lay in a neck brace,
unable to move her arms. Be-
cause she could not swallow she
received nourishment through a
feeding tube. It would be months
before she ate or drank normally.
Her kidney function was com-
promised so she was frequently
After two weeks, she at last be-
gan waking up. She was moved to
Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital.
"I remember bits and pieces of
things from Shands, but hardly
anything at all," said Ashley. "It
seems I dreamed something was
wrong with me and in the dreams
I couldn't move or speak. It was
very frightening."
Her first clear memories be-
gan coming together at Brooks.
Long days of physical, occupa-
tional and speech therapy began.
A family member was always
"We never left her alone," said
Mrs. Davis. "Someone was al-
ways there."
"I remember it was so frus-
trating, trying to speak and not
being able to. Then when I finally
could, no one could understand
what I was saying," said Ashley.
Her parents remember how
excited they were at the slightest

show of progress.
"She'd squeeze my hand and it
would be barely detectable and I
would start shouting and calling
people," said Mrs. Davis.
"I couldn't lift my arms," re-
calls Ashley. "I even had to get
someone else to scratch my face
if it itched. Smelling food was tor-
ture, because I couldn't eat and
couldn't even tell people what I
was experiencing."
Fraction by painful fraction,
she began regaining some con-
trol over the muscles in her up-
per body.
"I remember my first step and
how difficult it was. My knees
would buckle and collapse under
me and I would be exhausted."
She remembers the day when,
supporting herself with a walker
and having aides on each side
holding her, she took to consecu-
tive steps.
'That," she said, "was big."
At that time, she realized her
recovery was up to her. Determi-
nation took over and she worked
and worked at the tasks that
would bring her back as close to
normal as was possible.
"I just knew I had to do it,
somehow," she said.
It would be late August before
she finally came home.
"Beginning at the county line
we started seeing 'Welcome
Home Ashley' signs made by
well-wishers all along the inter-
state," said Mr. Davis.
"It was a joyous day for us,"
said Mrs. Davis.

Home again
It was a relief to be at home.
Recovery continued slowly.
Ashley still needed assistance to
move from one room to another.
She slept a lot and her mom
slept in the room beside her. Fi-
nally, five months after the feed-
ing tube was put in, she took her
first sip of liquid. Soon, the tube
was removed.

She used a walker to get
around, but bit by bit, her mobil-
ity came back. She'd be shaky,
but could stand and walk on her
She remembers the day her
mother drove her back to Shands
and she walked, unaided, into
the office of the surgeon who had
attended her just after the acci-
"Ashley, you are a miracle,"
Dr. Elizabeth Vitarbo told her.
"People who suffer injuries like
yours just don't come walking
back into this office by them-
selves, let alone sit and carry on
a normal conversation."
Ashley started going back
to church. She convinced her
parents to let her drive around
the yard, then up and down the
roads around the house. The hol-
idays arrived and she went to the
sheriffs department Christmas
She was determined to return
to college, although doctors and
her parents wanted her to wait.
But, Ashley was determined.
The professors at the Univer-
sity of North Florida where she'd
been going to summer school
at the time of the accident, al-
lowed her to take up right where
she'd left off. She met with them
one-on-one and finished her
coursework. By that time she was
driving herself back and forth
to Jacksonville. She's looking
forward to completing work for
her elementary education degree
next spring.
Today, the Davis family simply
thanks God for Ashley's recovery
and tries to think only of the fu-
"Sometimes, my mind strays

back to all that happened and I
just have to stop it. It's too pain-
ful a thing to think about," said
Mr. Davis.
Unbelievably, Ashley says she
is not afraid to ride again on a
four-wheeler. To date, she has
not done so, but she is sure that
at some point, she will.
When she talks about all she
wants to do, her voice is still a bit
weak, but her expression is con-
"I don't want to be held back
by the fear of getting hurt again
because there are lots of things I
want to do," she says, flashing her
shy but arresting smile. "It might
seem surprising, but I want to try
With her determined spirit,
one day, she probably will.

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A chaplain reflects

on Memorial Day
By Lt Col (Retired) John W. Groth, USAF

Memorial Day.
We'll talk about those who paid the last full measure and who
made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country.
As a chaplain who served in Dover's mortuary through eight
years, I can see how it's tempting to describe our fallen heroes that
way. Some would come to Dover without a visible mark on them,
others would come back unrecognizable, but they all came having
given their lives. They had paid it all and had no sacrifice left to
But I think about the young Marine's wife struggling to raise a
child now, the parents who grieve deeply having lost the race to the
grave to their Army Specialist daughter, the ball turret gunner's son
whose own son never got to crawl up into the lap of his grandfather,
the daughter whose uncle must walk her down the aisle because
her Air Force dad never did come home, the friend who longs for
the Navy friend she lost in a terrorist attack on his ship.
I remember Laura, an 84-year-old woman in the last church I
served who had never been married. She said to me, 'The only man
I ever loved died when the prisoner-of-war ship he was on went
down in the Pacific in '45."
I think of the lifetimes of sacrifices and full measures people like
this are making.
In church on Sunday, I will not ask the veterans to stand to be
honored for their service. They surely deserve it, but this is not their
Instead, I will ask to stand those whose have loved ones whose
names are forever linked with places like Bataan, Normandy, Cho-
sin, Cam My, Beirut, Fallujah, Baghdad, Afghanistan and else-
Years ago, I watched a young woman reach out and touch the
name of her father etched into a war memorial. I watched her
crumple to the ground sobbing. This day is just as much for her
and all like her who carried and will continue to carry the sacrifice
through the years. This day is for those who, like her, continue to
pay into the last full measure.
Last, and least of all, this day is for those of us who didn't lose
a loved one, who don't have the memories, who are not feeling the
sacrifice or paying the price it is ours to honor those who have.
Go online and look at rows of grave sites, go to a town square
and find a war memorial, walk into a place of worship and find a
framed list of names and note the ones with stars alongside, Google
"gold star mothers" and read the stories, watch a You-Tube clip of
a solemn twenty-one gun salute at a lonely grave site, then find one
who is still paying the price and feeling the sacrifice and tenderly,
sacredly, thank them and honor their full measure!

(Re-printed with permission of the writer, a retired Air Force chap-
lain now associated with the Priority One Foundation, a Christian minis-
try for men. He lives in Delaware.)

'What you had to say.. "

We asked June 2: "Hurricane season Matthew Barfield: "Wait is what we
has begun, and the predictions are for an always do, until the threat comes then
activeseason.Areyoupreparedor willyou everybody rushes into the grocery store
waituntilthefirstthreatcomesour way?" (FOOD LION) wanting the last jug ofwa-
Here's what our Facebook fans had to say: ter."

Sheila Miller-Reynolds:"Wait because
it'sJax...We always get scared but it never
hits us LMAO!"

Louise Curtiss Smith: "Never say

Beth Moore: "How can you be pre-
pared when the economy sucks and
people are barely surviving now?"

Kaycee Greif Heinz:"l will wait. Forthe
past several years they have predicted an
active season and it has not happened.
Becausewe live in a rural area I am always
readyfor loss of power, but I'll wait before
I buy anything extra"'

Marsha Bennett: "I am usually pre-
pared with water, medications, batteries,
etc. but I can guarantee you I will NEVER
evacuate again. The first time when I was
a child we evacuated to the old Glen St.
Mary Elementary school. When we got
home to our house in Sanderson, our two
ducks were swimming down the high-
way. The second time I evacuated was
a few years ago when we got hit with 5
hurricanes that year. The news stations
incited fear and near hysteria EVACU-
ATE, EVACUATE... blah, blah, blah! Well,
against my better judgment, I did as
instructed and nearly got myself and my
daughter killed in the process:'

Irony in Lawtey cop's arrest

There's sweet irony in the
news about a part time po- IMPRE
liceman in Lawtey, FL over IMPRE
in Bradford County arrested
for bribery for allegedly col- Jim M
lecting speeding fines "on
the spot" from unsuspecting
Lawtey, as many Baker County drivers
know, is one of two towns on US 301 be-
tween Baldwin and Gainesville whose only
purpose, it appears, is to be a speed trap.
The other one is the burgh of Waldo, closer
to Gainesville.
I had to chuckle reading about the offi-
cer, Kenyatta Sheffield of Jacksonville. He's
charged with accepting cash in lieu of traffic
fines through the court, once from a woman
from North Carolina who called the Bradford
County clerk's office looking for a receipt.
The other victim that police know of called
the sheriffs office May 5 to ask if she should
give Officer Sheffield $190 cash to cover the
My guess: there are others among the 200
people he ticketed during an unspecified ten-
ure with the Fair City of Lawtey.
What's the big deal?
All he did was play the role of middle man
in place of a traffic court. Both the officer
and Lawtey, which derives revenue legally


from ticket fines, have iden-
tical motives, after all, and
that's ripping off motorists
via speeding tickets many
of them from out of state, of

The out-of-state motorist
arrangement is convenient, by the way, since
it eliminates most if not all of the political
backlash resulting if a municipality decided
to get a major part of its revenue by, say,
ticketing its own citizens.
How long would that last?
So really, all we're looking at here is an
officer deputized by Lawtey doing illegally
what the town does legally. Hence the sweet
Lawtey and Waldo are jokes. Not neces-
sarily because they are municipalities located
on US 301, but because they are municipali-
ties whose citizens decided that a geograph-
ic fact is sufficient to employ a police force
whose main mission is to give tickets.
Add to that the fact that most of the tickets
are issued to out-of-state motorists many
of whom are in Florida as tourists paying
sales and gasoline taxes which, in turn, raise
revenues so that residents of Waldo and
Lawtey don't have to pay a state income tax.
See how it works?
It'd be interesting to "plant" an applicant

Theft of the 'library jar'


Kelley Lannigan
You have to wonder about the
character of a middle-aged adult
male who would intentionally
steal a pickle jar of money from
the circulation desk at the Emily
Taber Library.
That's what happened last
week, and some of us have been
scratching our heads over it.
Ever since the new addition to
the library opened last fall that
large glass jar has held donations
- money that will go toward the
purchase of new book shelves.
The library has been short on
space for a long time. A grant
funded the new addition, de-
signed to relieve the library's
cramped conditions and allow
it to expand its holdings and re-
sources to benefit Baker Coun-
tians who depend on it.
It included wonderful new
bathrooms, an elevator, expand-
ed work space at the circulation
desk for the librarians and a wide,
well-lit stairwell connecting both
Unfortunately, the grant did
not extend to the shelving units
necessary to accommodate the
books and the library doesn't
have the financial resources read-
ily available to acquire them.

Shelving is prohibitively ex-
pensive and the library must
come up with the money and do-
nations are a critical part.
Until the shelves can be pur-
chased, the additional library
space cannot be utilized to its
fullest potential.
On May 25, a man and wom-
an entered the library. They used
the computers and then, when
the library employee at the circu-
lation desk turned her back for a
moment, the man snatched the
pickle jar. The two hightailed it
outside, where the man took out
some of the money, then hid the
jar in a trash pile.
He wasn't smart enough to
even try to be discreet and a li-
brarian patron in the parking
lot was watching. She called the
Baker County Sheriffs Office and
a deputy intercepted the couple,
by that time over on College
According to what April Teel,
library director, was later told,
the man had been buying ciga-
rettes with the shelf donation
As patrons began learning the
fate of the pickle jar and what the
thief had done with the donation
money, the same sentiment was
angrily expressed many times:
'"They ought to take every one
of those cigarettes and shove'um
up his sorry..."
Well, you get the picture.
'"This guy not only stole from

the library, he stole from so many
good people in the community,"
said Ms. Teel. "People who love
and support the library. People
who gave unselfishly, some-
times all they money they could
She related poignant tales of
little children emptying their
pockets or cleaning out piggy
banks of all their pennies and
bringing them specifically to put
in the jar.
"To many little children, the
library is a magical place. They
voluntarily give all their money
to it because they love it here,"
she said. "One child, and I'll nev-
er forget this, made a special trip
here just to donate the money
sent to him in his birthday card."
The thief and his partner now
have a "no trespass" order against
them, barring them from enter-
ing the library, but it's uncertain
how long that will be in effect.
The thief did not possess a li-
brary card, but his partner did.
Her card is now flagged with a
warning that will come up in the
library's data base with details of
the incident in the event it's ever
used there again.
And the donation jar? It has
been returned.
But I was told it now rests out
of reach of patrons, a sad testi-
mony to the honor system that
used to be such an integral part of
American society, but now, sadly,
is mostly a thing of the past.

for a job on either police force, someone
whose priority leaned toward, oh, protection
of property or keeping the peace.
You think they'd get the job, or if they did,
would they be kept on the job very long?
On the other hand, if a major crime oc-
curred in either township, do you think the
first line of defense would be the local police,
or maybe the Bradford or Alachua county
sheriffs departments, the FDLE or Florida
Highway Patrol?
I wonder.
So, we'll see how the justice system deals
with Mr. Sheffield, and meanwhile hope that
the AAA Auto Club South continues to call
Lawtey and Waldo "notorious" speed traps
and the only two towns recognized as such
in the United States (in 2007, Lawtey issued
9ooo tickets and collected $300,000 in rev-
enue from them).
Mr. Sheffield's behavior isn't to be con-
doned, of course, and it's going to be costly.
He has already been fired as a corrections of-
ficer at Union Correctional.
He could be guilty of bribery, but consider
also that he's probably also guilty if thinking
he can act like the town that employed him
by making a little cash off people passing
The nerve of him.

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DCF cites Love Center day care MeCollum

23 violations for lax screening, staff levels pts out...
F fa n p 1

The Macclenny child care
facility the Love Center hasn't
been checking the criminal back-
grounds of its employees in ac-
cordance with state law, inspec-
tion reports from the Department
of Children and Families show.
The center at 162 South Blvd.
has paid $150 in DCF fines for
violating screening requirements
and more fines are on the way,
said the department's spokes-
man John Harrell.
"It's important for parents to
know that the people watching
their children are safe," he said.
"They deserve to know."
The Love Center, owned by
Charles and Natalie Wilson, was
first cited by DCF inspectors in
October 2009 for problems with
background screening, but also
for having too few personnel for
the number of children being su-
This month the facility was
once again found not complying
with state laws that mandate fin-
gerprinting and criminal record
checks through local, state and
federal law enforcement agencies
every five years.
Mrs. Wilson said it was
her husband who hadn't been

screened at all three levels.
When inspected in mid-May
she said she could only locate pa-
perwork demonstrating state and
federal background checks, but
that a check by the Baker County
Sheriffs Office was faxed to the
state June 1.
"We work really hard on this,"
Mrs. Wilson said. "It's very im-
Since 2008 DCF has been en-
forcing such rules with fines that
become progressively higher
when violations are not corrected
There are also three different
classes of violation. The most
severe, level 1, can mean auto-
matic penalties from $1oo to
$500; while a level 3 offense, like
not having a written emergency
evacuation plan, only draws a
Failure to comply with back-
ground screening is a level 2
violation and subject to $50 fines
when not corrected after an ini-
tial warning.
"We are very concerned about
background screening at this
facility," Mr. Harrell said of the
Love Center, adding that its li-
cense is up for renewal in June.
Should the center be found
noncompliant with background
screening rules again, fines will
likely grow, but its child care li-

The Love Center site on South Boulevard in Macclenny.

cense could remain intact.
"I wouldn't say it's enough to
put their renewal in danger ...
But this shouldn't be happening,"
said Mr. Harrell.
In addition to the Love Cen-
ter, which serves infants and
toddlers, the Wilson couple run
an affiliated center at 574 Minne-
sota Ave. for preschool children
and above.
During the last five months,
the centers combined for 15 level
3 violations and eight level 2 vio-
The level 2 infractions includ-
ed leaving bleach within reach of

children, allowing infants to sleep
on their stomachs and not docu-
menting annual maintenance on
vehicles used to transport chil-
DCF inspects 25 licensed child
care facilities in Baker County,
many of which have been cited
for level 3 violations. More often
than not, those cited correct the
problems within a month.
The DCF childcare inspection
reports are available online at
childcare. Call DCF's childcare li-
censing office at (904) 723-2064
for more information.

Slight dip in third grade FCAT scores

The scores of Baker County
third graders on the Florida
Comprehensive Assessment Test
or FCAT dropped slightly this
year, but local students continue
to score higher than the statewide
average and their counterparts in
some neighboring counties.
District-wide, the percent-
age of third graders scoring at or
above grade level scores of 3, 4
or 5 decreased from 83 percent
in 2009 to 82 percent this year in
reading, and from 84 percent in
math last year to 83 percent this
Statewide the portion of third

graders reading at or above grade
level is 72 percent and those do-
ing so in math is 78 percent.
The Florida Department of
Education released the third
grade scores last week and will
continue to make public other
students' scores within the next
few months.
Of the district's two elemen-
tary schools, Macclenny Elemen-
tary showed an increase in the
percent of students scoring a 3 or
higher. The school increased its
reading percentage by one per-
cent and its math percentage by
three percent.

Child neglect arrest

(From page 1
Cpl. Ben Anderson said he
stopped the northbound 2005
Ford pickup after it veered into
a ditch and also charged Ms.
Combs with failure to maintain
a single lane and possession of
drug paraphernalia for having a
glass pipe in the vehicle.
Deputy Sigers was on foot
patrol near 9th St. and South
Boulevard in Macclenny about
1:30 the morning of May 25
when he halted a 1995 Toyota
driven by Carmus Shaw, 29, of
Macclenny because of excessive
stereo noise.
He learned via computer that
Mr. Shaw has six prior license
suspensions and arrested him
for that violation.
The suspect was also ticketed
on the noise violation, for lack
of vehicle registration and not
wearing a seat belt.
Bradley Wilson, 30, of Jack-

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jail when he was re-arrested
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percent decline on the math por-
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Meanwhile, FCAT scores in
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JOEL ADDINGTON first thing Commissioner Mark
NEWS EDITOR Hartley looks for in Baker Coun- ty's next manager.
"I think whoever has that
County commissioners are qualification will have the other
in no hurry to replace retiring qualities we want," he said.
county manager Joe Past experience as
Cone, but most said a city or county man-
they want someone ager, or as a manager's
with comparable ex- assistant, is also at the
perience in municipal top of Commissioner
government. Mike Griffis' wish list.
"I'm not one that He recently announced
wants to go back- that he will not seek re-
wards," said board election in the fall, after
chairman Alex Robin- one term in the post.
son, who is up for re- "Joe is the only
election in November county manager I've
but has not drawn any ever worked with, so I
opponents. "I want a haven't had the plea-
replacement that will sure of working with
do things for Baker Joe Cone anyone else," he said.
County as Joe has "But certainly the expe-
done. He's been instrumental rience Joe brought to the board
and I'd expect a replacement to has been invaluable."
have the same kind of experience Commissioner Michael Crews
Joe has." agreed. He's looking for appli-
Mr. Cone is retiring after more cants who know how the state
than three decades in local gov- legislature impacts small rural
ernment. counties, how land use and plan-
The Vietnam-era Army veter- ning works, how to be firm but
an began as a planner in the early respectful with the public, em-
1970os and subsequently assumed ployees and commissioners, and
manager or assistant manager how to save money without cut-
positions with a number of mu- ting essential services.
nicipalities including the City of Nonetheless, the commis-
Ocala and Marion County. Prior sioner, elected to the board in
to Mr. Cone's hiring as the county 2009, added he would consider
commission's top administra- younger candidates in effort to
tor he served as Lake City's city inject a new perspective in county
manager. government.
Such experience will be the

"If I feel comfortable with their
leadership and decision-making
ability, I'm willing to let them
have some on-the-job training,"
he said. "I'm ready for a younger
person with a new way of think-
ing and new ideas and someone
who will look at solutions to
problems instead of just patching
them. I think that will come with
young folks."
Commissioners also didn't ex-
press a preference for local ver-
sus non-local applicants or any
residency requirement for the
new manager.
Mr. Cone's contract was re-
cently amended to remove a
stipulation that he live in Baker
County. It had been informally
waived for the last few years.
He currently lives in Lake City
and plans to retire in St. Johns
"I'd have to rethink that," Mr.
Hartley said. "It didn't seem to
be a problem with Joe. He was
always here. Even during the
hurricanes and stuff. Every time
I went up [to the county admin-
istration office], he was always
"I'm sure there are some qual-
ified people in Baker County,"
said Mr. Robinson. "If the person
who fills Joe's shoes comes from
wherever he comes from, that's
fine with me ... If he's a fair per-
son and does his job, I don't care
we're he lives."
And though he didn't want to

Attacks wife with a 10" knife

Sheriffs deputies made a trio
of arrests the past week involv-
ing weapons, including one dur-
ing a violent encounter involv-
ing a married couple.
Tina Anderson, 37, accused
husband Charles, 44, of enter-
ing her bedroom while she slept
about 10:30 pm on May 27 and
holding a lo" kitchen knife to
her throat while he threatened
to kill her.
Moments before, Mr. Ander-
son allegedly taunted his wife
and struck her several times in
the back of the head. She also
accused the husband of choking
her and attempting to smother
her with a pillow.
The accused was gone when
officers arrived at their residence
off Barbara Circle in Macclenny,
and was arrested shortly after
near the city park on 8th St.
Deputy Jason Bryan charged
Mr. Anderson with aggravated
battery and battery. Mrs. Ander-
son received a laceration on her
finger attempting to push her
husband away, and was treated
at Fraser Hospital emergency

room for that and other minor
Deputy Bryan also noted Mr.
Anderson became ill while be-
ing booked at county jail and
was medically cleared at Fraser
before being locked up.
In other incidents:
William Lanier, 29, of Live
Oak was jailed for aggravated
assault and improper exhibit
of a firearm following a dis-
turbance to which police were
called about lo:oo the evening
of May 30.
Mr. Lanier's ex-girlfriend
Krysta Starling told Deputy Kev-
in Jenkins the accused showed
up at her apartment off Canary
Lane in Macclenny and was up-
set because her new boyfriend
was there.
He threatened both Ms. Star-
ling and Eric Sapp, along with
witness Heather Snipes, and al-
legedly fired a rifle into the air
when the ex-girlfriend grabbed
his arm.
Deputy Jenkins confiscated
two rifles and a pistol from Mr.
Lanier's pickup. He told the offi-

cer he wanted to scare away Mr.
Sapp, the new boyfriend.
Criminal complaints for
battery were filed against James
Jackson, 39, and Damon Pend-
leton, 33, after they gave con-
flicting versions of an alterca-
tion the evening of May 27 off
Jim Starling Rd.
Mr. Jackson and Phillip Pend-
leton, 22, brother of the other
suspect, went to the address
about 9:oo wanting to borrow
a trailer. Both suspects accused
the other of battery during an
ensuing argument.
The younger brother later
told Deputy Patrick McGauley
they expected to borrow the
trailer after he returned several
firearms that belonged to their
mother Deborah Pendleton.
Damon Pendleton was named
in a warrant also because he is a
convicted felon and took posses-
sion of the guns including rifles,
a shotgun and "tommy gun."
They were later recovered
from the residence.

identify them, the commissioner
said a couple of local residents
have shown interest in the posi-
"The consensus [of constitu-
ents] is we'd like to have someone
from Baker County," Mr. Robin-
son said, "but if not, that's OK.
The important thing is we need a
leader for Baker County."
Commissioner Griffis has re-
ceived more mixed feelings about
where the next county manager
comes from.
"Some would like us to hire a
local person that's been here for
a while," he said. "But some say
just the opposite, hire someone
with no ties to the community."
Long-standing family ties in
Baker County could hinder the
next county manager, added
Commissioner Gordon Crews.
"I would love to have a local
guy, but you get some problems
with a local guy," he said. "I'dlike
to see a local guy with little fam-
ily here. Maybe someone with the
right experience that's only been
here a few years."



Police were called to three
locations the past week after
owners reported thefts and van-
dalism in buildings, two of them
Copper wiring and an air
compressor with a combined
value of $1600 were taken from
a building on US 90 east in Mac-
clenny owned by William Keves
of Macclenny.
He told police the thefts took
place between May 5 and May
26 when he reported it. There
was no sign of forced entry.
Vandals kicked in a front door
and broke out the glass on a rear
door at the residence of Joseph
Peters on Circle G. Lane near
Mr. Peters, who moved out
on May 5, returned on May 29
to find the damage and evidence
that several persons had been
inside. Lawn chairs had been
positioned in one room and
Deputy Daniel Nichols found
signs of drug use.
In other vandalism, someone
tossed rocks into a west front
window at the Baker Family
YMCA on Lowder St. in Mac-
clenny between mid-afternoon
May 23 and 5:30 the following
It did not appear that entry
was made into the building.

Motorist flees into

a swamp in east city
A Callahan man wanted on warrants from two neighboring coun-
ties eluded police for several hours in a swampy area east of Mac-
clenny the morning of May 30 before surrendering to a deputy he
mistakenly thought was a passing motorist.
Michael Goblet, 24, of Callahan ran into a wooded area off US 90
at the east city limits about 7:30 after the 2004 Nissan he was driving
was stopped by Sgt. Brad Dougherty. The officer said he noticed Mr.
Goblet turn around and face the vehicle's rear seat, and at the same
time noted he was not wearing a seat belt.
After the suspect took off running, a passenger identified as Jac-
queline Yarbrough, 21, of the same Callahan address, told Sgt. Dough-
erty her boyfriend was wanted on a Duval County warrant for theft
and one in Nassau County for violating a felony probation.
The couple's small child was in a rear seat.
Sgt. Dougherty also learned Mr. Goblet's driver's license has 14
prior suspensions.
Several deputies joined in the hunt for the suspect, who was heard
several times and refused orders to come out of the swamp. One of
the sheriffs department's canine officers, Deputy Patrick McGauley,
waded into water 4-5 feet deep and, according to Sgt. Dougherty,
damaged several items including a taser gun and cell phone.
Mr. Goblet eventually emerged and flagged down Cpl. Randy Da-
vis, who had joined the search with his personal four-wheel drive
truck. The suspect stepped out of the brush attempting to get a ride
with him.
He was arrested on the warrants and charged in Baker County
with the driver's license offense and fleeing police, along with the seat
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Arrested for $7500 jewelry theft

Suspect pawned rings, earrings locally for $145

The sheriffs department ar-
rested a Glen St. Mary man for
stealing $7500 in jewelry from a
residence off Rufus Powers Rd.
and pawning it in Macclenny for
Dustin Irish, 23, was jailed
for burglary, grand theft and
dealing in stolen property fol-
lowing an interview with sher-
iffs investigator David Morgan
on May 28.
He allegedly took four rings
and a set of earrings from a bed-
room dresser drawer at the resi-
dence of Randy and Kimberly
Davis around mid-May. Inves-
tigator Morgan determined the
jewelry was pawned at Baker
Gun and Pawn on May 17.
The property was obtained
from the pawn shop and later
identified by Mrs. Davis.
Mr. Irish was first implicated

A Macclenny man stopped in
the northwest city the evening
of May 25 because the tinting on
his car windows exceeded that
allowed by state law ended up
jailed for felony possession of
Johnnie Hollings, 36, al-
legedly had a baggie with 56.2
grams of the drug, well over
what the state deems sufficient
for a felony charge.
Deputy Matt Sigers said he
first took note of Mr. Hollings'
pink 1995 Buick as it was south-
bound on Barbara Circle near
Miltondale. He stopped it near
Lowder and Long Dr. and, us-
ing "tint meter," determined the
windows were too dark.
One of the county's drug sniff-
ing dogs alerted to the smell of
pot near the driver's side door,
and a subsequent search turned
up the baggie.
Police had to employ a tool to
enter the vehicle after Mr. Hol-
lings, who Deputy Sigers said
was acting nervous and agitated,
locked the keys in the Buick.
He was ticketed for excessive
tint and for using the vehicle to

by acquaintance Corey Combs
of Glen St. Mary, who told Mr.
Davis the suspect showed him
some of the jewelry. Both Mr.
Irish and Mr. Combs had been
at the Davis residence in May.
Mr. Combs reported the theft
on May 27, adding that $360
cash was missing from his son's
bedroom as well.
Mr. Combs' name surfaced
in an unrelated case this week
when he was identified as the
person who poured sugar in
the gas tank of a 1995 Chevrolet
pickup belonging to John Tyson,
who also lives off Rufus Powers
Mr. Tyson told Cpl. Ben An-
derson the suspect drove from
his property in a white SUV
about 1:oo am on May 20, and
had been involved in a distur-
bance at the same address the

commit a felony.
In other cases, a 13-year-old
male student at Baker County
Middle School was charged with
misdemeanor possession after
he produced a small bag of mar-
ijuana from a pants pocket the
morning of May 26.
School officials say they were
tipped off by other students that
the youth, who is from Glen St.
Mary, had the drug.
Interviewed by Deputy Allen
Markley, the boy indicated the
pot belonged to another stu-
dent, a 14-year-old female from
the Sanderson area, and that he
picked it up from a counter in
the boy's bathroom.
The girl denied the accusa-
Ernest Smith, 41, of Mac-
clenny was arrested early on
May 28 for loitering on the
property of Jay Blanchard in the
Deerwood Circle neighborhood.
The complainant called po-
lice about 2:45 am after spotting
the suspect and hearing his cell
phone ring. Mr. Smith lives in
the neighborhood.


Danger'by the twos'

When Billy Joe Clark of Margaretta heard his dog barking continuously the af-
ternoon of May 27, he took a look and found two 15- to 20-pound rattlesnakes
behind the pet's pen. Mr. Clark said the snakes were likely mating and didn't
become defensive until being struck with a shovel handle."I took a chance of
getting bit"' he said, "but I didn't want them to get to my dogs. That's what I
was scared of."The snakes measured more than five feet in length. Mr. Clark
decapitated them before stopping by The Press office where the above photo
was taken."All my life, I've never seen them that big," Mr. Clark said.

previous evening.
Mr. Combs was named in a
complaint for criminal mischief.
In other cases:
Jerame Barber, 34, of Sand-
erson was arrested outside CVS
in downtown Macclenny about
3:30 the morning of May 30 af-
ter he was seen leaving the store
with a stolen bottle of beer.
Cpl. James Marker said he
was on patrol and observed Mr.
Barber staggering as he entered
the store. The beer was taken
from a six-pack in a cooler.
He was charged with disor-
derly intoxication and shoplift-
Felicity Crawford, 33, and
Ernest Smith, 41, both of the
same address on Deerwood Cir-
cle in Macclenny, were arrested
the morning of May 25 for steal-
ing a donation jar from a coun-

ter at the Emily Taber Library
on Mclver St.
Sgt. Thomas Dyal questioned
the couple on College St. after
receiving a report they placed
the jar under a trash pile. It con-
tained $107, money intended
for purchase of book shelves in
the new addition.
All but what the suspects
spent on cigarettes was re-
Roy Lambertson, a patient
at Macclenny Nursing and Re-
hab, told police someone took
$900 from his wallet, likely
when he was showering about
5:30 am on May 24.

Legal Notices

CASE NO.: 02-2010-CA-0102

TO: Delinquent Taxpayer Receiving This Notice
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petition for Vali-
dation of Tax Warrants issued for unpaid 2008, Bak-
er County Personal Property Taxes has been filed by
Gene Harvey, Baker County Tax Collector, in which
you are named as a party for nonpayment of 2008
Personal Property Taxes as assessed against you.
Upon ratification and confirmation of the petition by
the Court, the Tax Collector shall be authorized to
issue atax warrant against you, and levy upon, seize
and sell so much of your personal property as nec-
essary to satisfy the delinquent taxes, plus costs,
interest, attorney's fees, and other charges.
32 North 5th St., MACCLENNY, FLORIDA 32063,
You are further notified that a Final Hearing will be
held in this matter on the 23rd day of June, 2010,
at the Baker County Courthouse in Macclenny, Bak-
er County, Florida, at 11:50 a.m. before the Honor-
able Phyllis M. Rosier, Circuit Judge, at which time
you or your attorney may present you objections, if
any, to issuance of the Tax Warrant against you. The
amount of the assessment oramount of taxes levied
have been paid or not.
A copy of the Petition filed herein may ne obtained
at the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in Mac-
clenny, Baker County, Florida, upon request.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on this
29th day of April, 2010.
6166 Adams Rd.
Macclenny, FL 32063
303 Macclenny Ave
Macclenny, FL 32063
28 Macclenny Ave. W.
Macclenny, FL 32063
PO. Box 988
Macclenny, FL 32063
43 W. Macclenny Ave.
Macclenny, FL 32063
6. 08-5005551
16038 Stokes Rd.
Macclenny, FL 32063
7. 08-5005561
209 E. Macclenny Ave.
Macclenny, FL 32063
7600 Nutty Butty Ln
Glen St. Mary, FL 32040
7600 Nutty Butty Ln
Glen St. Mary, FL 32040
10. 08-5007538
2097 West 3500 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84119
6080 Copper Dr.
Macclenny, FL 32063


BY: Jamie Crews
Deputy Clerk

Salary: $70,000 -$90,000 DOQ
The Baker County Board of Commissioners seeks
qualified applicants for the position of County Man-
ager. Population 26,000. Chief administrative of-
fice with statutory authority. Progressive County in
Northeast Florida poised for residential and indus-
trial growth from Jacksonville. Excellent schools
and attractive rural environment. $33.3 General
Fund Budget; 100 employees, 5 member energetic
Board. Please email for a
complete position description, required qualifica-
tions, county profile and other information.
Required: Minimum of Bachelor's degree with 6
years in Senior level management. Knowledge of
budget/finance, human resources, purchasing,
intergovernmental relations, planning and general
county operations; strong interpersonal skills and
commitment to team management and citizen
participation/service. Application letter, resume, &
professional references to
or 55 North Third Street, Macclenny FL 32063, At-
tention Sara Little no later than July 30, 2010 by
4:00 pm.
6/3-6/1 0

Registration of Fictitious Names

I the undersigned, being duly sworn, do hereby
declare under oath that the names of all persons
interested in the business or profession carried on
under the name of Simple Chicks Cleaning whose
principle place of business is: 11381 South Con-
federate Drive, Glen St. Mary, Florida 32040 and
the extent of the interest of each is as follows:

April D. Teel

April D. Teel

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 27th day
of May, 2010.
Al Fraser
Clerk of Court
Baker County, Florida
By: T.A. Lovingood
As Deputy Clerk

Case #: 2009-CA-000090
Division #:

LSF6 Mercury REO Investments
Trust Series 2008-1
Estate of Willie Mae Wilcox, Deceased; Unknown
Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Creditors,
Lienors and Trustees of Willie Mae Wilcox, De-
ceased, and all other Persons Claiming By, Through,
UnderandAgainstthe Named Defendant(s); Brianna
Charis Wilcox; Theresa Ann Wilcox; Robert Lee Wil-
cox, Sr.; Virginia Reed Wilcox; Alex Wilcox; Leo F.
Jones, Jr.; Lonnie M. Wilcox, Jr.; Alvin Leon Wilcox;
William Paul Wilcox; State of Florida, Department of
Revenue; State of Florida Department of Revenue
Child Support Enforcement Office; Clerk of Circuit
Court, of Baker County, Florida; Unknown Parties
in Possession #1; If living, and all Unknown Parties
claiming by, through, under and against the above
named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead
or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim
an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or
Other Claimants

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order
of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 2,
2010, entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-000090 of
the Circuit Court of the 8th Judicial Circuit in and for
Baker County, Florida, wherein LSF6 Mercury REO
Investments Trust Series 2008-1, Plaintiff and Estate
of Willie Mae Wilcox, Deceased; Unknown Heirs,
Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Creditors, Lienors
and Trustees of Willie Mae Wilcox, Deceased, and
all other Persons Claiming By, Through, Under and
Against the Named Defendant(s) are defendant(s), I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash ,AT
AT 11:00 A.M. on June 17, 2010, the following
described property as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to-wit:
er County Courthouse, 399 East Macclenny Avenue,
Macclenny, FL 32063 WITHIN 2 WORKING DAYS
DATED at Macclenny, Florida, this 20th day of May,
Baker County, Florida
BY: Jamie Crews
Deputy Clerk
10004 North Dale Mabry, Hwy, Suite 112
Tampa, Florida 33618

The following units containing household items
such as furniture, appliances, etc., will be sold by
public auction at 9:00 am June 5, 2010 to satisfy
back rent. The following tenants can claim their
property back if rent is paid before this date:
Name Unit #
Stephaine Griffis 31

Baker County Board of Commissioners

'Heavy tint' stop leads

to arrest for felony pot

Notice is given that the following permit was issued
on April 2, 2010:
(Name and address of applicant) Baker County 55
North Third Street Macclenny, FL 32063 permit #
400-003-123657-1. The project is located in Baker
County, Section 7812, Township 35 South, Range
21 & 22 East. The permit authorizes a surface water
management system on 25.01 acres for resurfacing
and widening known as CR 23A (Woodlawn Road).
The receiving water body is South Prong of St.
Mary's River.
The file containing the application for the above
listed permit is available for inspection Monday
through Friday exceptfor legal holidays, 8:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. at the St. Johns River Water Management
District (District) Headquarters, 4049 Reid Street,
Palatka, FL 32178-1429. A person whose substantial
interests are affected by the District permitting
decision may petition for an administrative hearing
in accordance with sections 120.569 and 120.57,
Florida Statutes, or may choose to pursue mediation
as an alternative remedy under section 120.573,
Florida Statutes, before the deadline for filing a
petition. Choosing mediation will not adversely affect
the right to a hearing if mediation does not result in a
settlement. The procedures for pursuing mediation
are set forth in section 120.573, Florida Statutes,
and rules 28-106.111 and 28-106.401-.404 Florida
Administrative Code. Petitions must comply with
the requirements of Florida Administrative Code,
Chapter 28-106 and be filed with (received by)
the District Clerk located at District Headquarters,
4049 Reid Street, Palatka, FL 32177. Petitions for
administrative hearing on the above application must
be filed within twenty-one (21) days of publication of
this notice. Failure to file a petition within this time
period shall constitute a waiver of any right(s) such
person(s) may have to request an administrative
determination (hearing) under sections 120.569
and 120.57, Florida Statutes, concerning the subject
permit. Petitions that are notfiled in accordance with
the above provisions are subject to dismissal.
Because the administrative hearing process is
designed to formulate final agency action, the filing
of a petition means that the District's final action
may be different from the position taken by it in this
notice of intent. Persons whose substantial interests
will be affected by any such final decision of the
District on the applicant have the right to petition
to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance
with the requirements set forth above.
Notice is given that the following permit was issued
on May 21,2010:
(Name and address of applicant) Baker County 55
North Third Street Macclenny, FL 32063 permit #
400-003-124237-1. The project is located in Baker
County, Section 19,20,21,22,23,24,28, Township 35
South, Range 20 & 21 East. The permit authorizes a
surface water management system on 65.84 acres
for resurfacing and widening known
as CR 130. The receiving water body is South Prong
of St. Mary's River
The file containing the application for the above
listed permit is available for inspection Monday
through Friday except for legal holidays, 8:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. at the St. Johns River Water Management
District (District) Headquarters, 4049 Reid Street,
Palatka, FL 32178-1429. A person whose substantial
interests are affected by the District permitting
decision may petition for an administrative hearing
in accordance with sections 120.569 and 120.57,
Florida Statutes, or may choose to pursue mediation
as an alternative remedy under section 120.573,
Florida Statutes, before the deadline for filing a
petition. Choosing mediation will not adversely affect
the right to a hearing if mediation does not result in a
settlement. The procedures for pursuing mediation
are set forth in section 120.573, Florida Statutes,
and rules 28-106.111 and 28-106.401-.404 Florida
Administrative Code. Petitions must comply with
the requirements of Florida Administrative Code,
Chapter 28-106 and be filed with (received by)
the District Clerk located at District Headquarters,
4049 Reid Street, Palatka, FL 32177. Petitions for
administrative hearing on the above application must
be filed within twenty-one (21) days of publication of
this notice. Failure to file a petition within this time
period shall constitute a waiver of any right(s) such
person(s) may have to request an administrative
determination (hearing) under sections 120.569
and 120.57, Florida Statutes, concerning the subject
permit. Petitions that are notfiled in accordance with
the above provisions are subject to dismissal.
Because the administrative hearing process is
designed to formulate final agency action, the filing
of a petition means that the District's final action
may be different from the position taken by it in this
notice of intent. Persons whose substantial interests
will be affected by any such final decision of the
District on the applicant have the right to petition
to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance
with the requirements set forth above.
CASE NO.: 10000152DR


Baker County Board of Commissioners
Timber Bid Shoals Park
Dear Prospective Bidder:
Generally, this proposed sale involves a 356 acre
tract with approximately 207 acres of 5th row, log-
ger select improvement thinning, and approximately
149 acres of clear cut. These properties are located
in Sections 1, 2, 3, and 10, of Township 2 South,
Range 21 East and Section 35, Township 3 South,
Range 21 East, in Baker County Florida.
Total sale volume is estimated to be 25,000 tons
Stand 1 is approximately 207 acres of planted slash
pine to be harvested with a 5th row thinning with se-
lections from the four residual rows to be removed.
Removal priority determination will be to remove
diseased, suppressed, forked, and poorly- formed
Stand 2 is approximately 5 acres of planted slash
pine along a high visibility area typically adjacent to
roads and nature trails. This area is to be clear cut.
Stand 3 is a 39 acre stand of planted slash pine to be
the clear cut. This stand is moderately dry and ad-
jacent to residential development. A 25 foot natural
buffer is to be kept adjacent to the residential areas
located on the east and south sides of the property.
Stand 4 is a 105 acre plot composed of stands
of 18- year old bedded slash pine on very poorly
drained soils. This area is to be clear cut.
This sale also includes timber to be removed from
within three, 2 acre logging decks and their associ-
ated skid trails. Such locations will be designated
by the County in cooperation with the successful
The ultimate goal and final use of the property is
the creation of a natural looking stand of healthy,
good form trees.
The successful bidder will be required to be State of
Florida Certified to perform the services specified in
this advertisement.
It is anticipated this will be a six month contract.
The successful bidder will be required to submit
a lump-sum advance payment of $50,000. The
County will offset the advanced payment against
timber receipts due to the County until such time as
the advanced payment is exhausted. All additional
payments to the County will be made weekly based
upon receipts
Interested parties please contact the Baker County
Administration Office at 55 North 3rd Street, Mac-
clenny, FL, (904) 259-3613 for a bid packet.
This is a sealed bid sale; no faxed, emailed or ver-
bal bids will be accepted after; no faxed, emailed
or verbal bids shall be accepted. The Baker County
Board of County Commissioners reserves the right
to reject all bids.
All bids shall be submitted by 10:00AM on June 17,
2010 in a sealed envelope marked and addressed
as follows:

Shoals Timber Bid
Baker County Board of County Commis-
55 North 3rd Street
Macclenny, FL 32063
Notice is given that the following permit was issued
on May 19, 2010:
(Name and address of applicant) Baker County 55
North Third Street Macclenny, FL 32063 permit
# 400-003-124198-1. The project is located in
Baker County, Section 5,7,8,17,18,19,20,29,30,31,
Township 25 & 35 South, Range 22 East. The permit
authorizes a surface water management system on
56.69 acres for resurfacing and widening known
as CR 23A. The receiving water body is St. Mar's
The file containing the application for the above
listed permit is available for inspection Monday
through Friday except for legal holidays, 8:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. at the St. Johns River Water Management
District (District) Headquarters, 4049 Reid Street,
Palatka, FL 32178-1429. A person whose substantial
interests are affected by the District permitting
decision may petition for an administrative hearing
in accordance with sections 120.569 and 120.57,
Florida Statutes, or may choose to pursue mediation
as an alternative remedy under section 120.573,
Florida Statutes, before the deadline for filing a
petition. Choosing mediation will not adversely affect
the right to a hearing if mediation does not result in a
settlement. The procedures for pursuing mediation
are set forth in section 120.573, Florida Statutes,
and rules 28-106.111 and 28-106.401-.404 Florida
Administrative Code. Petitions must comply with
the requirements of Florida Administrative Code,
Chapter 28-106 and be filed with (received by)
the District Clerk located at District Headquarters,
4049 Reid Street, Palatka, FL 32177. Petitions for
administrative hearing on the above application must
be filed within twenty-one (21) days of publication of
this notice. Failure to file a petition within this time
period shall constitute a waiver of any right(s) such
person(s) may have to request an administrative
determination (hearing) under sections 120.569
and 120.57, Florida Statutes, concerning the subject
permit. Petitions that are not filed in accordance with
the above provisions are subject to dismissal.
Because the administrative hearing process is
designed to formulate final agency action, the filing
of a petition means that the District's final action
may be different from the position taken by it in this
notice of intent. Persons whose substantial interests
will be affected by any such final decision of the
District on the applicant have the right to petition
to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance
with the requirements set forth above.
Phone (904) 259-4774
The following vehicle will be sold at public
auction June 18, 2010 at 8:00 am at A, R&R INC,
10525 Duval Lane, Macclenny, FL 32063.
1997 Yamaha Motorcycle
VIN # JYA5AHE04VA001823


YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed
against you and that you are required to serve
a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on
Christopher Brian Barrett whose address is 125 E.
Orange Street, Baldwin, Florida 32234 on or before
June 28, 2010 and file the original with the clerk of
this court at 339 E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny
FL 32063 before service on Petitioner or immedi-
ately thereafter If you fail to do so, a default may
be entered against you for the relief demanded
in the petition.
Copies of all court documents in this case, includ-
ing orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office. You may review these documents
upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court's
office notified of your current address. (You may
file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme
Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.). Future
papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address
on record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules
of Procedure,requires certain automatic disclosure
of documents and information. Failure to comply
can result in sanctions, including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.

Dated: April 23, 2010.


Clerk of the Court
By: Jamie Crews
Deputy Clerk



Page 6

Thursday, lune 3, 2010


Deal with the county's

insurance broker tabled


Fill the Boot drive underway
Firefighters have begun their annual Fill the Boot campaign to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, a
nonprofit research organization dedicated to finding a cure for muscular dystrophy and other nueromuscular diseases.
Pictured above is Macclenny fire department's Captain Chris Bonds accepting a donation from a passing motorist at the
US 90 intersection with 6th Street the afternoon of May 28. The department hopes to raise $2500 to help fund summer
camp for children suffering from these diseases. Typically, Mr. Bonds said, the department raises enough money to send
three or four kids to camp. The drive will occur again this weekend, June 4 and 5 at the same intersection and possibly
at the Walmart Supercenter entrance on CR 228 S."Even in bad economic times like now, we do good because of what
we're collecting for," said Mr. Bonds.

A macabre birthday fete

Traditonal 'send-off' at Big 5-0


Teachers at Macclenny Ele-
mentary School have a tradition.
When a teacher turns the big
five-O, they get an "over-the-hill"
birthday celebration.
Kelly Woods, a computer re-
source teacher at the school, was
the latest victim of this black hu-
mored, but fun birthday prank.
She arrived at school on May
13 to find her classroom door
completely draped in black
"It looked like a tomb," she
said, laughing. "There were even
black balloons."
Her desk chair had been hi-
jacked and in its place was a
wheelchair which she had to use
for the rest of the day.
On the desk were numerous
geriatric items, including a pack-
age of adult diapers and a pair of
dentures. There was also a walker
nearby and a bouquet of black
"They really socked it to me,"
said Ms. Woods, of the other
teachers and staff responsible for
the prank.
Of the other folks involved,
they all showed up at school that
day dressed in black to help ob-
serve her reaching the half cen-
tury mark.
The craziest part of the morn-
ing was when the ladies in black
gathered together in the front

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Birthday girl Kelly Woods, seated in front of Pam Hughes, Kari Anderson, Mac-
lenny Elementary Principal LuAnn Williams, Superintendent Sherri Raulerson,
Tracy Wilford and Cathy Fletcher.

office to sing to the unlucky Ms.
This was perhaps the worst
version of Happy Birthday that
has ever been performed in the
history of the song.
And it was loud enough to
wake the dead.
The women yelled and
screeched and hollered and
hooted and groaned their way
through the song, not a single
one of them on key or in rhythm
with each other.

It was downright painful, not
to mention pitiful.
After Ms. Woods had escaped
back to the safety of her over-the
hill classroom, the other teachers
snickered and giggled over what
was yet to come.
It seems her birthday cake
wasn't a cake at all. Someone had
the bright idea of decorating an
overturned empty cake pan with
frosting to make it look like a real


Duval Pawn reopens in Macclenny
Duval Jewelry, Gun and Pawn, which operated the last two years in Glen St. Mary, reopened in its former location on W.
Macclenny Avenue on May 28. The event was marked by a ribbon cutting ceremony and visitors enjoyed free hot dogs,
popcorn, soft drinks and coffee. Owner Matt Williams is happy to re-establish the Duval Pawn in the former location and
promises customers expanded parking in the back lot. "We're glad to be back in Macclenny," he said. "We're looking
forward to increased traffic and serving our customers.' From left: Baker County Chamber of Commerce president Darryl
Register, Mr. Williams, Hannah-Marie, Regina and Kelsey Williams, chamber members Josh Wood and Gary Rosenstone.

The Baker County Commis-
sion put the brakes on any nego-
tiations with its long-time health
insurance broker Owens and
Associates in hopes of further
discussing how the firm will be
compensated and solicit quotes
from insurers.
The board agreed the eve-
ning of June 2, at the behest of
Commissioner Michael Crews,
to schedule a June 21 workshop
meeting with the firm's president
Tim Owens.
"There's some questions that
need to be answered," Mr. Crews
said, citing statements from Mr.
Owens at a May 17 school board
meeting in which he denied
knowing about a alternative to
the voluntary vision plan from
United Healthcare soon approved
by the board that evening.
School member Karen Mc-
Collum presented the alternative
plan from Humana to Mr. Ow-
ens, arguing it was a better value
than the one approved. She was
the sole vote against approval.
Commissioner Crews this
week said he's heard about e-
mails that indicate Mr. Owens
was aware of the Humana plan,
but didn't present it to an insur-
ance committee of school district
employees that recommended
the United Healthcare plan.
"It begs the question, what is
the truth here," he said.
Furthermore, what Mr. Crews
called "volume-based bonuses"
paid by insurers to brokers may
mask an incentive for the broker
to favor one insurance company's
plan over another.
The county's current insurer
AvMed paid Owens and Associ-
ates a $22,775 bonus, according
to a May 17 letter from the com-
pany to the county and citing the
2008-09 contract year.
'These are the questions, and
many more, that I'd like to get
answered," Mr. Crews said.
County commissioners voted
unanimously May 4 to move
forward with a recommendation
from the county's health insur-
ance committee to negotiate a
fixed-fee contract with Mr. Ow-
ens' Jacksonville-based firm for
broker services.
The board reasoned that pay-
ing the firm an up-front fee would
allow any proposed health plans
to be judged on actual cost, unaf-
fected by commissions that in-
surance companies typically pay
to brokers based on a percentage
oftotal premiums.
The committee, made up of

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county employees, ranked Ow-
ens the top firm of nine brokers
submitting proposals and also
recommended the fee-based ap-
Commissioner Gordon Crews
said this week he wants some
clarification on how Owens
would paid as well.
"How do you know whether
Mr. Owens isn't going to get a
bonus regardless? I don't know,"
he said. "How do you get to the
truth in these insurance dealings
... The inquiry is a great idea.
Maybe we'll get some answers."
With respect to proper proce-
dure, the county's attorney Terry
Brown said this week the board
could meet with Mr. Owens, and
if not satisfied by what it hears,
rescind the earlier decision and
choose a new course of action.
That could mean instructing
county staff to negotiate a deal
with a different broker or secure
quotes from insurers them-
The June 21 workshop is
scheduled for 3:30 pm at the
county administration building,
55 N. 3rd St. in Macclenny.

No regulations for controversial Internet
The commission also set a
workshop meeting next month
to discuss future regulations for
so-called Internet cafes.
Internet cafe proponents con-
tend they sell time on the Inter-

net to customers who enjoying
playing casino-like games on
electronic machines, while op-
ponents say it's gambling in dis-
"They are coming," said Pa-
tricia Bass, who works in the
county's planning department
but addressed the commission
this week as a concerned citizen.
"It starts out as buying time
on the Internet," she said. "But
what it's really turning out to be
is gambling ... We're open terri-
tory for this and have nothing to
regulate it."
Such establishments also drew
criticism from Macclenny city
commissioners during their May
meeting, in which city attorney
Frank Maloney was tasked with
researching the businesses and
reporting back to the board.
Mr. Brown, the county's at-
torney, said he's also been asked
by the Bradford County Commis-
sion to draft an ordinance there
to regulate Internet cafes.
The Baker County Commis-
sion's workshop on the matter
is set for 4:oo pm July 6 at the
county administration building.
In other business, the board
approved $31,150 design and
permitting contract for the pav-
ing of Cow Pen Road to Tarbox
Consulting & Design of Jackson-
The only other proposal came
from Bishop, Bailey & Lane of
Lake City at $107,355.

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High GPAs by LCCC grads

In UF, other four-year programs


BCMS musicians inspire Pre-K
Forrest Elledge lets children Rayleigh Combs, Karrie Bryant and Kyhen Chrome try out his xylophone when the Baker
County Middle School band played an outdoor concert for the PreK Center last week. At one point, children from all pre-
K classes were allowed to move slowly in a circle around the musicians, stopping to ask questions and getting a hands-on
feel for live performance music.The xylophone was a favorite instrument as was the big bass drum.The kids also enjoyed
a performance and some instruction of baton twirling by members of the Baker County Middle School Majorettes.


Postal food drive 6000 Ib. success
Macclenny Post Office employees pose with a small portion of over 6000 pounds of food they collected for the annual
Letter Carrier's Food Drive held May 8. The event was In conjunction with the 18th National Association of Letter Carriers
"Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive. Rural and city carriers from all post offices in Baker County participated in the drive,
which collects food for millions of people in United States facing hunger on a daily basis. With the roughly 6000 pounds
collected by the Glen St. Mary and Sanderson post offices, Baker County residents donated about 12,000 pounds in all.
"It's exciting to see the community ban together and participate in a charitable effort;' said Maxie Stout, postmaster of
the Macclenny Post Office."l'm proud of how hard work our carriers and other employees work to make this a reality."The
nonperishable food donations will help stock the Samaritan food bank on US 90 operated by Mitch Rhoden and other
volunteers. Mr. Rhoden said he appreciated the outpouring of generosity and applauded the postal workers for their
help in making it possible. Pictured from left are Angie Johnson, Ms. Stout, Kim Higginbotham. Cindy Register, Amanda
Gayle, Tina Crews, Bill Groskoff, Lisa Norris and Byron Ramaseur.

By Brian Gerald Dopson
Dean, Liberal Arts and Sci-
According to the Florida De-
partment of Education, Lake City
Community College ranks at the
top of area community colleges
preparing transfer students for
their coursework at the univer-
sity level.
According to the most recent
data, LCCC students have a com-
bined grade point average (GPA)
at Florida public universities of
3.10. The GPA for junior level
students who go straight to a
Florida public university is 3.13.
That means that there is very
little difference in terms of per-
formance at the junior level for
students entering the university
straight out of high school versus
a student who goes to Lake City
Community College.
LCCC students do very well in
transfer. The majority choose the
University of Florida, and they
have a combined GPA there of
3.12. They outperform students
from Santa Fe College, Florida
State College at Jacksonville and
many other colleges throughout
the state.
At Florida State University,
transfers from LCCC are second
best in the state with a grade
point average of 3.23.
This is very encouraging news
for the graduates of Lake City
Community College, and for all
of us in this community. In to-
day's financial times, parents are
looking for creative ways to save
money, and yet still provide their
children the best opportunity to
succeed in life. Lake City Com-
munity College offers an afford-
able alternative to the sometimes
expensive life of a university stu-
We also offer the more per-
sonalized touch of knowing our
students, and genuinely help-
ing them through their first two
years of college. University life
can be somewhat depersonal-
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university classes are taught in
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students they are teaching. At
Lake City Community College,
we try to keep our class sizes un-
der 30, and the average class size
is approximately 20 students.
LCCC also has an excellent
partnership with Saint Leo Uni-
versity, and any student who is
interested in attending a univer-
sity within the sanctuary of their
hometown college may do so.
Saint Leo offers programs that
prepare graduates to be teach-
ers, law enforcement officers,
psychologists, and other profes-
sions. Students who graduate
from Lake City Community Col-
lege have easy access to a variety

of quality university programs,
and the best news is that they do
very well when they get there.
Chuck Oden, director of the
Saint Leo Lake City Center,
states, "Lake City Community
College prepares students well
for the academic challenges of
our university as well as for fu-
ture employment. Students come
equipped with the skills they
need to be successful."
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Lake City Community College
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choice for a quality education.
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with questions.


Retains national ranking
Baker County's building official Robert Hathcox (right) shot well
enough last month to retain his 19th place ranking in the United States
and 7th rank in the Southeast in distance rifle shooting. Mr. Hathcox,
is pictured with another retired Marine Corps warrant officer, Ray Anti,
who for 14 years was head rifle coach at the US Naval Academy. They
competed May 8-16 in the Eastern CMP Games and Creedmoor Cup
Match held at Fort Butner, N.C. They shot the first vintage sniper team
match from 300 and 600 yards. The rifle is an M1.

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Lori and Fred Stivender
Celebrates 25!
Fred Stivender Jr. and Lori A.
Godwin-Stivender of Macclenny
celebrated their 25th wedding an-
niversary on May 25 by renewing
their vows with 'Elvis' in Las Ve-
gas. Fred and Lori were originally
married in St. George, Georgia on
May 25, 1985.
The Stivender's have two chil-
dren, Fred Stivender III who is
currently stationed in Anchor-
age, Alaska and daughter Kristi
Stivender of Macclenny.

Reagan Davis

Born May 6th
Josh and Crystal Davis of
Glen St. Mary are proud to an-
nounce the birth of daughter
Reagan Marie Davis on May 6,
2010 at Baptist Medical Center.
Reagan weighed 5 lbs. 11 oz. and
was 181/2" long.
Grandparents are Les and
Sherry Huggard of Jacksonville,
Jeff and Sue Davis and Richard
Starn and Deborah Davis, all of
Glen St. Mary.

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Rose Ann Himmelhaver and
Courtney Dale Dunn are happy
to announce their marriage on
May 1, 2010 at the Mathis House
in Glen St. Mary.
The bride, an RN and 2000
graduate of Baker County High
School and graduate of the
University of North Florida,
is the daughter of Beverly and
the late Ronald Himmelhaver.
The groom, a graduate of Flor-
ida State University, is the son
of Vicki and Donald Snell of
Jacksonville, and son of Dale
and Chris Dunn of Keystone
Heights. The couple resides in

Birthday party
The children of Jessie Lucas
of Macclenny invite everyone to
a birthday party in her honor on
June 13 at First Baptist Church of
Macclenny from 3:00-5:00 pm.
Miss Jessie will be turning 85
years young this year. Your pres-
ence will be your gift; she asks for
nothing else.

Retirement gala
BCHS art teacher Marilyn
Harrell will be the honoree at a
retirement reception Saturday,
June 12 at the main house on the
Glen St. Mary Nursery from 5:00
- 9:oo pm.
All friends, colleagues and past
art students are invited to attend
and are encouraged to bring some
of their art work to the reception
Please RSVP to Tiffany Armoreda
on Facebook.

Two scholarships
Applications are being ac-
cepted at the district school of-
fice for the Neil and Beatrice
Kirkland and Norma Kirkland
college scholarships for prior
Applicants must have grad-
uated from a high school or
earned a GED diploma at least
three years prior to making ap-
Contact Ann Burch at 259-
0428 for other details. Applica-
tion deadline is June 17.

Relay for life
Mark your calendars for June
12 at the "duck pond" Memorial
Parkin Macclenny for the annual
American Cancer Society Relay
for Life.
It starts at noon followed by
the Survivor Walk and luncheon.
There will be a variety of food,
music and games.



Allie Crummey wins

3rd grade spelling bee
Allie Crummey, a third grader in Abbey Woods and Amy Blanken-
ship's class at Macclenny Elementary, won that grade's spelling bee
on May 28 after competing against 24 spellers from a dozen classes.
She's pictured above with Superintendent Sherrie Raulerson. The
youth, who enjoyed being on stage, said she had studied hard and
knew she had to remain calm and remember all the things she had
studied to win. Other spelling bee participants included Kaitlynn
Morefield, Carsyn Griffis, Jared Gaskins, Abigail Craig, Skylar Hinson,
Gareth Parker, Shannon Rodriquez, Jim Smith, Layden Pruit, Abbie
Ruis, Lacey Nornstrom, Cheyenne Powell, Cheyenne Norman, Allie
Fauble, Adison Goddard, Issac Henry, Chris Kellar, Mackenzie Webb,
Noah Melvin, Gabby Schoolcraft, Stanley Lin, Alex Himmelhaver
and Brianna Smallwood.

FFA holds year-end banquet

The Baker High FFA celebrated a
year of successes and awards at its an-
nual year-end banquet on May 20 in
the BCHS auditorium. Sponsors Greg '
Johnson and Jessica Blythe handed out
scholarships and recapped a year that
has proven one of the best in the history
of the local chapter.
Top scholarship winners were Kyn-
dall Brooks, Bobby Gage and John
David Peterson. Brooks and Gage, the
chapter vice -president and president,
took the Baker County Fair Board
scholarships as well as others handed
out that night.
Brooks also won the Bud Rhoden
Scholarship. The Baker County FFA
Alumni Scholarship went to Peterson,
who also won the Robinson Family and
Robinson Work Rehabilitation Services
scholarship for a student in ag busi-
Robinson's honey-making business
qualified him for the award, which is
designed to help a student expand their
business in an agricultural area.
Brennen Baze, Matt Cantrell, and Kyndall Brooks
were the winners of the workhorse awards.
The FFA gives out two distinguished service

The Maccienny Moose Lodge would like to invite you to our monthly

Dinner will be served @ 6:00 pm

Mike Miller Band 8:30 pm .
(Southern/Classic Rock/Country/Soul/Beach)

We look forward to seeing you there. Dont miss
out on this night of fun and music. Come visit the
all new Macclenny Moose Lodge!!!
The Loyal Order of Moose is a private organization. All activities and events referred to
are available members in good standing and thrir qualified guest only.

150 S. Lowder Street
Macclenny, Fl 32063

FFA's top officers: Kyndal Brooks and Bobby Gage.
awards for local businesses that help the chapter
throughout the year. This year, the Baker County
Farm Bureau and Country Federal Credit Union
were recognized for their help and contributions.

For students grades
5th 8th. Check out
what we have to offer
this summer.

BCMS awards

top students

The following 8th grade stu-
dents were honored at an awards
ceremony at Baker County Mid-
dle School:
Band Most Outstanding- Forrest
Band Most Improved- Katelyn Ginder
Social Studies Most Outstanding-
Mallory O'Donnell, Dennis Simon II,
Katherine Register, Dylan Raulerson
Social Studies Most Improved- Mikki
Evans, Tyler Curry, Lillian Boland, Aaliyah
Mathematics Most Outstanding-
Brandie Lee, Kimberley Samaroo, Clara
Harvey, Tyler Wendel, Tyler Braddy, Brittany
Mathematics Most Improved- Kelsey
Longnecker, Brad Stewart, Justin Sapp
Language Arts Most Outstanding-
Forrest Elledge, Paige Smola, Jennifer
Language Arts Most Improved- Ashli
Knapp, Shelby Murray, Tyquand Major,
Taylor Lauramore, Markas Davis
Science Most Outstanding- Abigail
Hinson, Megan Anderson, Sarah St. John,
Chase Seymour, Danielle Raulerson
Science Most Improved- Branden
Harden, Damien Flores, Brianna Davis
Exploratory Most Improved- Brian
Goldsmith, Zachary Shumate, Glenna
Exploratory Most Outstanding-
Mackenzie Wingard, Taylor Dopson,
Delaney Arabie, Kelsey Berry, Kaleb Carter
Principal's Award- Shelby Kuhr,
Mackenzie Wingard
Presidential Award- Malory Osteen,
GenieTaylor, Abigail Hinson, Tyler Wendel,
Brandi Harrison, Hawke Forbes, Kaleb
Carter, Forrest Elledge, Mason Mobley,
Hunter Williams, Sarah St. John, Tyler
Braddy, Kelsey Berry, Kimberley Samaroo,
Clara Harvey, Ashton Adkins, Anthony
Griffis, Jr., Amber Welborn, Kaitlyn Corder,
Lexy Knabb, Mikki Evans, Paige Smola,
Chelsea Sanderson, Taylor Dopson,
Mekenzi Hand
Most Improved- DesaraeToole
Most Outstanding- Brandon Davis
Athletic Award- James Johns, Kaleb
Carter, Mekenzi Hand, Brandi Harrison
Donna Kirkland Award- Branda Jarvis
"Mack Attack"Award- Michael Boone
Gifted Class Award Most
Outstanding- Megan Anderson, Malory
TOP AR 3 year total 1st place-
Christina Gereshenski
TOP AR 3 year total 2nd place- Kaleb
Top AR- 3 year total 2nd place- Rachel
2009-2010 AR Champion- Lauren Rain
"America the Beautiful" Award-
Abigail Hinson
Take Stock in Children Scholarship-
Jolonda Watts, Brandie Lee, Mikala
Schaeffer, Madison Thompson, Kelsey
Special Award- Kiala Pigott, Shelby
Perfect Attendance- Kevin Thomas,
Destiny Yarbrough, Anthony Griffis, Jr.,
Mikki Evans, Lawrence Albritton III, Katelyn

Surplus food
On June 11 from 9:oo am to
noon the Northeast Florida Com-
munity Action Agency located at
84 Lowder Street will be giving
away a small amount of agricul-
ture surplus food on a first come
first serve basis.

Fill out forms and ask questions about
our new features that allow you to
check your child's camp adventure on
a daily basis, from home!

For visiting the open house you will receive a free
2010 picture CD of your child's camp experience.
(CD's will be available the week following camp.)

The Baker County Health Department I
provides training on:

* Handling Emergencies
* Basic choking and first aid care
* Supervising children
* Indoor and outdoor safety skills

* Proper hand washing techniques
* Proper method for changing diapers
* Professional leadership & care-giving

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JUNE 3,2010

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Susie Boyle, 100,
dies on May 27th
Susie Elizabeth Boyle, 100, of
Sanderson, died May 27, 2010 at
Ed Fraser Memorial Hospitalfol-
lowing an extended illness. Mrs.
Boyle was a native of Sanderson
and resided in Baker County for
the past 27 years. Prior to living
in Sanderson, she had resided
in Jacksonville for 40 years. She
was a member of the Christian
Fellowship Temple Church.
Survivors include step-son
Jimmy Boyle of Jacksonville;
niece Mildred Anger of Sander-
son; nine grandchildren and 11
The funeral service was held
June 1 at 2:00 pm at the chapel
of Guerry Funeral Home with
Rev. David Thomas officiating.
Interment followed at Cedar
Creek Cemetery in Sanderson.

Norm Devine, 73,
dies on May 25th
Hugh Norman (Norm) De-
vine, 73, of Macclenny died on
May 25, 2010. He was a long-
time resident of Baker County,
moving here from Mississippi.
Mr. Devine was a veteran of
both the Navy and US Merchant
He is survived by daughters
Norma Jean Robinson (Daryl)
of Glen St. Mary, Tammy Ann
Devine (Donnie Davis) and six
grandchildren; brother Rich-
ard Devine (Carol) and lifetime
friend Shauna Callaway.
At Mr. Devine's request, there
was no memorial service. Mor-
ing Funeral Home in Melrose,
FL was in charge of arrange-

In Loving Memory
Launa Bree Monds
Happy Birthday to our sweet baby
girl. You would be four years old
today, but iffeels like you were born
only yesterday. We miss you so much,
Launa. One day we will be together
again. We love you forever!

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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

Rev. Nevill, 86,
dies on May 31st
Reverend Jimmy Nevill, 86,
of Macclenny died May 31, 2010
at his home. He was born in
Marked Tree, Arkansas to North
A. Nevill
and Minnie
Pearl Nevill
on October
24, 1923.
Rev. Nev-
ill was a
resident of
for the last
32 years af-
ter moving
from Calla-
han. Jimmy
He hon- Jimmy Nevill
served in the US Navy in World
War II. He was ordained in 1964
and served as the pastor of Em-
manuel Baptist Church in Mac-
dclenny for 24 years, retiring in
2002. He was predeceased by
wife of 59 years, Betty Jo Nevill
and son Terry Nevill.
Survivors include children
Linda (Peter) Theofield of Mac-
clenny, Barbara (George) Rob-
erts of Grapevine, TX, Jim
(Patti) Nevill of Louisville, KY,
Connie Denise (David) Jones of
Trophy Club, TX, Anita (Clint)
Combs of Jacksonville and San-
dy Nevill Parker of Macclenny;
sisters Patsy Selman and Maxine
Henderson, both of Alabama; 17
grandchildren; 11 great-grand-
The funeral service will be
Friday, June 4 at 1:oo pm at
Emmanuel Baptist Church in
Macclenny with pastors Michael
B. Ramondetta and Dewayne
Jowers officiating. Interment
will follow at Macedonia Cem-
etery in Macclenny. The family
will receive friends June 3 from
6:00-8:00 pm at the funeral
home. Ferreira Funeral Services
was in charge of arrangements.

In Loving Memory
W. Harry Johnson
1/08/1938 6/02/1997
Time heals all wounds, they say,
And there never comes a day
When we don't rememberyour smil-
And wish we had been able to erase
All the pain you feltfrom the cancer.
Butyou will never befar away,
For in our memoryyou will stay
Tucked away in our heart.
There forever never to part!

Mr. Tetstone,
21, dies May 29
Michael Ray Tetstone, age
21, of Lake Butler, Florida
passed away May 29, 2010.
Born in Gainesville, FL on
March 10, 1989, Michael was
known as
a faithful
in his gar-
den. Mi- -v
chael was
as a lov-
ing son,
brother, Michael Tetstone
and grandson, and was affec-
tionately known to his family
as "The Mama's Boy." He was
predeceased by his grandfa-
ther, Leroy Sweat; his grand-
mother, Nancy Tetstone, and
his great-grandparents Syl-
vester and Maxine Manning.
He is survived by his
mother, Sabra (James)
Rhue of Olustee, FL, his fa-
ther, Raiford Tetstone, Jr, of
North Carolina, his sisters,
Sandra (Nic) Watts of Lake
Butler and Raishell Tetstone
of Olustee, his brother, Rai-
ford Tetstone, III of North
Carolina, his long time com-
panion, David Stegall of Law-
tey, his grandparents, Billy
Joe and Janice Sanford of
Starke, his grandfather, Rai-
ford Tetstone, Sr. of Olustee,
niece, Chaimberlin Watts,
nephew Cory Watts, numer-
ous uncles, aunts, and his cat
Funeral services were held
on Tuesday, June 1, 2010
at 11:oo am at V. Todd Fer-
reira Funeral Home Chapel
in Macclenny, with Brother
Tommy Anderson officiat-
ing. Interment will follow at
Olustee Cemetery in Olustee,
FL. The arrangements are
under the care and direction
of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral
Services. Visit www.ferreira- to sign
the family's guest book.

Youth fund raiser
New River Church is having a
youth fund raiser Saturday, June
5 in Raiford on Highway 121, in
front of Geraldine's Salon
There will be a yard sale, rib
dinners for $7.00 and chicken
and rice dinners $5.00. Come
help the youth raise money for
summer camp.



Senior Pastor Independent Pentecostal Church
DaiSd Thomas
2594940 Seventh St. & Ohio Ave., Macclenny

Sunday School
Sunday Morning Worship
Sunday Evening Worship
Wednesday Night Service
Radio WJXR 92.1 Sunday

Youth Proarams

Sunday School 10:00 am
Common Ground Sunday 11:00 am
Common Ground Wed. (Teens) 7:00 pm
God Kids Sunday 11:00 am
God Kids Wednesday 7:00 pm

Assoate Pastor
Tim Thomas

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

Youth Pastor
Gary Crummey

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

Intersection of CR 125 & 250 in
Taylor.. 259-8353
Sunday school: 10:00 am
Sunday service: 11:00 am
Wednesday Night Bible
Study: 6:30 pm
Family style dinner 1st Sunday of
the month following service
'A church alive is worth the drive!'

The Road
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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 pm

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Come and magnify the Lord and worship with us
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WJXR Radio Service Sunday .... 8:30 am
Morning Worship Service. ...... 10:30 am
Children's Church ............. 11:30 am
Evangelistic ................... 6:00 pm
Bible Study (Wed.) ............. 7:30 pm
Rev. Albert Starling

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904-708-2643. 6/3-6/10p
1 gallon blueberry plants $2 up. Mus-
cadine grapes $1.50 up. Pomegranates,
fruit trees apple, pear, plum, pecan, fig.
Thornless black berries at low prices. Del
available 904-845-2686 Hilliard.
Got roaches? Buy Harris Famous Roach
Tablets or Powder. Eliminates roaches or
your money back, guaranteed. Available
at Bennett's Feed. 10/15tfc
Lane recliner, green velour, $40. 84"
People lounger, double reclining sofa,
floral $200. 904-259-6064. 6/3p
Sliding board, galvanized frame, stain-
less steel slide the old Kingsley Beach
slide -$500. 652-5724. 5/27-6/3p
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
Canvases, drawing pads and much
more! On sale now. The Office Mart, 110
S. Fifth Street, 259-3737. tfc
Sweet corn for sale. Derek Harvey 259-
5828. 6/3-6/10Op
Maytag electric stove, black/white,
works good, $100 OBO. 7' gold wedding
arch $15, wedding tulle $15. 289-7458.
Golf cart, club car carry all II, 48 volt,
new batteries, dumpbed, lift kit, new
tires, $2600. 591-2640. 5/20tfc
Daylilies blooming, Sands Daylily Farm
6698 Sands Dale Road. Lowder Street
North to Bob Kirkland Road, left to sign.
259-6891. 5/27-6/17c
Whirlpool over-the-range white mi-
crowave $100, white pedestal sink with
faucet $55, white electric cooktop $35.
259-3794. 6/3p
2009 Polaris Ranger special edition,
black, 4x4, loaded, lots of extras, 115
hours like new, $10,900 OBO. 591-
2640. 6/3c

Fly-in swap meet, renegade squadron in
Lake City. Food concessions, restrooms,
electricity, no landing fees. All welcome.
June 12, gates open 7:30 -till. Contact:
Dan 386-984-1063 more information.
AMA charter 4951. Address 1004 SW
Wendy Terrace. 5/27-6/1O0p
Enjoy working outdoors? Like to earn a
good income? Consider welding at Lake
City Community College. Enroll now for
day, night or Saturday classes. Financial
aid available. No high school diploma
or GED required. Call 386-754-4214 for
details. 6/3-6/24c
Enjoy doing repairs? Like to earn a good
income and/or start your own business?
Consider Heating/AC or commercial
refrigeration at Lake City Community
College. Enroll nowfor day, night or Sat-
urday classes. Classes begin August 23,
Financial aid available. No High school
diploma required. Call 386-754-4214 for
details. 6/3-6/24c
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. 5/20-6/10p

Yorkies, AKC, health certificate, two
males $800. Parents small, black and
gold. 259-1492. 6/3c
Show pigs for sale, 60-70 pounds, $75.
904-275-2540. 6/3p
Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $65 adoption fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc


Trail Ridge Hunting Club, located north
of US 90 between Macclenny and Bald-
win, 7,853 acres for still-hunting and
dog-hunting. Whitetail deer, turkey and
small game are present. 904-608-3281,
259-4368. 5/20-6/13p

Enjoy working outdoors? Like to earn a
good income? Consider welding at Lake
City Community College. Enroll now for
day, night or Saturday classes. Financial
aid available. No high school diploma
or GED required. Call 386-754-4214 for



Enjoy doing repairs? Like to earn a good
income and/or start your own business?
Consider Heating/AC or commercial
refrigeration at Lake City Community
College. Enroll nowfor day, night or Sat-
urday classes. Classes begin August 23,
Financial aid available. No High school
diploma required. Call 386-754-4214 for
details. 6/3-6/24c

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The newspaper often publishes clas-
sified advertising on subjects like
work-at-home, weight loss products,
health products. While the newspaper
uses reasonable discretion in deciding
on publication of such ads, it takes no
responsibility as to the truthfulness of
claims. Respondents should use caution
and common sense before sending any
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Downsize* Rightsize Bailouts TARP
* Plants closing Layoffs Unemploy-
ment 10% Foreclosure Bill collectors
* Repossession Worry... bakercoun- 6/3p
Adult Case Manager- work with men-
tally ill adult clients in Baker County. A
Bachelors degree in a human service
field and a minimum of one year experi-
ence with adults diagnosed with severe
and persistent mental illness is required.
Offers a competitive salary and benefits
package. Email resume to April Ray-
mond at
or call 904-259-6211 ext. 1157 for Baker
County application. NEFSH CBHS is an
EEO employer and does not discriminate
on the basis of race, color, national ori-
gin, disability or age. 5/27p
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.
Insulator apprentices, Insulator train-
ees, applications to the Jax. Heat & Frost
Insulator Joint Apprenticeship Training
Program. Now available year round sec-
ond Tuesday and third Monday of each
month, 3-5 pm. Also 9:00 am- 12 noon
on Saturday June 5th and 12 at 3647
Gilmore Street, Jacksonville, Fl. Cut off
date 2010-2011 school term is August
9th, 2010. Call 904-388-1601.5/27-6/3p

Enjoy working outdoors? Like to earn a
good income? Consider welding at Lake
City Community College. Enroll now for
day, night or Saturday classes. Financial
aid available. No high school diploma
or GED required. Call 386-754-4214 for
details. 6/3-6/24c
Enjoy doing repairs? Like to earn a good
income and/or start your own business?
Consider Heating/AC or commercial
refrigeration at Lake City Community
College. Enroll nowfor day, night or Sat-
urday classes. Classes begin August 23,
Financial aid available. No High school
diploma required. Call 386-754-4214 for
details. 6/3-6/24c

Notice to Readers
All real estate advertising in this news-
paper is subject to the Fair Housing Act
which makes it illegal to advertise "any
preference, limitation or discrimina-
tion based on race, color, religion, sex,
handicap, familiar status or national
origin, or an intention, to make any such
preference, limitation or discrimination."
Familial status includes children under
the age of 18 living with parents or legal
custodians, pregnant women and people
securing custody of children under 18.
This newspaper will not knowingly ac-
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is in violation of the law. Our readers are
hereby informed that all dwellings adver-
tised in this newspaper are available on
an equal opportunity basis. To complain
of discrimination, call HUD toll free at
1-800-669-9777. The toll free telephone
number for the impaired is 1-800-927-
3 BR, 2 BA home has two-car car port,
large den. On ten acres fenced and cross
fenced, lots of oak trees, many extras,
$225,000. Only nine miles from city lim-
its. Serious inquires. 259-7968 or 904-
697-7258. 6/3c
One acre lot, Macclenny II, reduced.
904-234-3437. 5/27-6/10p
Beautiful one acre lot with trees, dry,
zoned for home or mobile home, close
to 1-10, Macclenny, $26,900. 904-259-

5972 or 904-304-6294. 5/13-6/3p
Building/mobile home lot acre $7900.
Eric Raulerson Construction. 483-8742.
10 acres of land with triple wide
$165,000. 904-275-3522. 6/3c
3 acres, high and dry, fish pond, homes
or mobile homes, set-up included, owner
financing. 912-843-8118. 2/22tfc
3 BR, 2 BA brick house, approximately
2286 SF on 3+ acres, hardwood cabi-
nets, mature fruit trees, workshop with
electricity. Seller motivated, call for price.
Connie Hankey Vanguard Realty. 904-
708-5204. 6/3-6/24p



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34 acres of land, well, septic, horse
barn, utility barn, ponds, Oak trees,
completely fenced with big nice alumi-
num gates. $175,000. Serious inquiries
only. 697-7258, 275-3522. 6/3c
1.63 acres with 3 BR, 2 BA doublewide
open floor plan, very nice location,
needs a little TLC, $79,000, make me
an offer. Possible owner finance with
15% down. 904-259-3763. 6/3-6/24p
2 BR, 1 BA house; 2 BR, 2 BA trailer
both with central H/A on 1.5 acres,
$40,000. Call Rick 904-259-6101. 6/3p
Doublewide with central H/A, located
in Georgia Bend on approximately four
acres, pond and barn, $62,000. Rick
904-259-6101. 6/3p

2 BR, 1 BA mobile home in Glen, $300
deposit, $550/month, garbage pick-up,
lawn maintenance. Service animals
only. 259-2880, leave message on an-
swering machine. 6/3-6/10p
3 BR, 1 BA house, large city lot, quiet
neighborhood, no smoking, service
animals only, $775/month. 259-8444.

3 BR, 2 BA brick home, 18 month lease,
$850/month, $800 deposit. No smok-
ing. 714 Chipshot Drive. 259-9797.
3 BR, 1 BA home on fenced city lot,
washer and dryer, $750/month, $500
deposit. 813-5558. 6/3-6/10p
Beautiful 3 BR, 2 BA Cypress Pointe
home for rent, screened-in porch over-
looks large pond and trees, large living
room and dining room, two car garage,
$895/month. 407-252-4387.5/27-6/3p
2 or 3 BR mobile home for rent on
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
Share new house in city limits, $395/
month, includes hi-speed, electric and
cable. 735-4304. 6/3-6/10p
Like new, 3 BR, 2 BA trailer, new front
and rear porch $700/month, $600 de-
posit. Cedar Creek Drive, Sanderson.
904-251-4130. 5/27-6/3p
3 BR, 2 BA brick house, $775/month,
first, last and deposit. 259-9022.
3 BR, 2 BA in the city, $800/month, first
last and $300 security. 259-2563.

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SO Friday, 8:00 am-3:00 pm, 515 W. Linda Street,
Jiea. Macclenny. Big yard sale
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-2:00 pm, 7391 W.
Smooth Bore Avenue in Glen. Moving/yard sale
in garage so rain will not be a problem. Furniture
wood bedroom set from Rhodes, nice clothing,
up to date household items. Good stuff. 121N to caution light at
Steele Bridge/23C, turn left and go /2 mile and then turn left onto
Odis Yarborough, turn onto Third Street on right is Parrot Riffle
and right onto Smooth Bore, first house on left.
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm, 4774 Dogwood Street.
New wedding and formal dresses, clothes and more.
Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am-noon, 480 S. 3rd
Street. Small and large tools, rocking chairs, house and garden
items, metal filing cabinets and much, much more. Mary Finley
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Hole in the
Wall Guns and Antiques, 119 S. 4th Street. Tent sale. 10 hp. boat
motor, real .250 slot machine and many other good items.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 am-?, 11219 Cedar Creek
Farms Road, Glen St. Mary, off Claude Harvey Road. Household
items, clothes, some furniture, horse tack and misc.
Saturday, 8:00 am-?, Correction this Saturday! 14271 N. SR
121. Church sale, household items, clothes, furniture, office
supplies. New Life Church of God.
Saturday, 8:00 am 2:00 pm, Old Nursery Plantation, end of
Catherine Court. Clothes, guys stuff, lots of goodies. Two fam-
Saturday, 8:00 am-?, 23A, Ray Phillips, left on Webb, left on
Persimmon, right on Ash. 1000 + items, antiques, women's
plus, kids, ,tools. Details on Craigslist. 383-2180. Huge three
Saturday, 8:00 am-noon, 695 Rox Run Circle.
Saturday, 8:00 am-1:00 pm, 125 N. Turn right at Altman's store
onto 127, across the street from Cuyler Church on the right.
Name brand baby toys and lots of low priced items. Watch for
Saturday, 8:00 am-noon, 614 Laverne Street, behind middle
school track. Name brand Jr. girls and boys large clothes, bridle,
saddle, blankets, DVDs, games, printers, fax machines work-
ing, lots of miscellaneous items.
Saturday, 8:00 am-1:00 pm, 4710 Maple Street, Macclenny
II. Three sets end tables, Lazy Boy recliner, LCD monitor, baby
stroller, kids clothes and toys.
Saturday, 9:00 am-?, 67 N. 6th Street, across from CVS.
Women's boys and girls clothes and lots more.
Saturday 8:00 am-?, 719 Shortputt Drive. Truck tires, furniture,
baby clothes and baby items. Huge, six family

Homes and mobile homes for rent from
$750-850 monthly. 259-2255 or 813-
1580. 11/13tfc
3 BR, 1 BA house in the country. Service
animals only, $600/month, $500 deposit.
Call 923-2191. 5/27-6/17p
Mobile homes. 2 and 3 BR, A/C, service
animals only, $500-$575 plus deposit.
904-860-4604. 3/17tfc
Mobile homes for rent from $475 to
$525, garbage, water, sewage and lawn
care included. 904-219-2690, 912-843-
8165. 1/14tfc
4 BR, 2 BA brick house on one acre. Call
476-0995. 5/27-6/3p
2 BR, 2 BA mobile home, $600/month,
$500 deposit. Call Brandon 233-7727.
6 BR, 4V2 BA, new construction, 3000
SF, two story in city limits, no smoking,
service animals only, $1500. 904-233-
0980. 6/3p
2 BR, 1 BA singlewide, washer/dryer
hook-up, $500/month plus deposit. 653-
2157 or 314-4762. 6/3-6/17p
1 BR, 1 BA, 33' travel trailer on one acre,
fenced in, off 185, $100/week plus elec-
tric. 912-843-8139. 6/3p

Smoky Mountain cabin, with trout
stream near Cherokee, Maggie Valley,
Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Dolly-
wood, $350/week. 386-752-0013.
5/13-7/1 p

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clenny II close to I-10 on 1 acre. Open
living room, large master with separate
shower and whirlpool tub, separate laundry
with additional closet space, screened back
porch. $228,900

3 BR, 2 BA 2286SF house
built in 1976 with many
upgrades. Beautifully main-
tained with some tile. Large
yard with workshop, garage,
carport, storage building and
potting shed New roof a/c
and pump. See to appreciate.
High and dry 7.5 acres for
you to build your dreamhome
on or put a mobile home.
Worth the ride! $64,900
1 acre lot with trees. High
& Dry! In Hunters Ridge.

Large commercial rental space, ap-
proximately 650 SF in Glen St. Mary
$500/month plus tax, $250/deposit.
259-2707. 5/20-6/13c
Office space, 500 SF, Macclenny Ave-
nue, $450 rent, $450 deposit. 259-6546.
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
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. 5/20-6/3p

Limited time, special government loan
program for first time home buyers. $0
down if you own land or have family land.
2 years job time. Call for immediate quali-
fication. 772-8031. 5/20-6/1 c
Used homes, The all new 13th Street
Homes, 2000 fleet 28x64, 4 BR, 2 BA
$29,995. Call 386-418-0424. Six miles
south on 441, Alachua, FL. 6/3-6/24c
Like new, 2 BR singlewide mobile home,
great shape, includes complete set-up,
$14,900. Call Jared. 904-259-4663. 6/3-6/24c

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S. 6th St. Macclenny 259-7709
_ic. Real Estate Broker- Cell. 338-4528
Anne Kitching, Realtor- Cell. 892-8064
Gary Taylor, Realtor ~ Cell. 568-4800

River front cabin. Private, secluded, very
quiet and overlooking the beautiful St.
Marys River A must see for a vacation
home, close to home on 2 acres! $129,900

Secluded 1( acres located
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Updated old style house
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lus bath. Perfect for of
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Excellent business location.
Fourlots total 1.20 acres with
approx 320 Ft. Hwy 121
frontage. $419,000
Great location for future
development. 5 acres zoned
commercial general or PUD.
Excellent corner for busi
ness..92 acre located on US
Hwy 90 zoned commercial
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783-4619. 5/27-6/3c
Factory repo, 32x80 4 BR, 2 BA $5000
below invoice. Call John T 386-344-
5234. 6/3-6/24c
2011 doublewide delivered and set-up
only $29,995. The all new 13th Street
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Only two left in stock. 772-8031.
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income, no bankruptcy in two years. Call
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Limited time only, we will pay off your
land and get you a new home. Zero down
and low payments. 772-8031.
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Must see, 28x56 3 BR, 2 BA, living room
and den for only $15,900. Call John T.
386-344-5234. 6/3-6/24c
Never before titled, all factory warranties
apply. 3 BR, 2 BA, will move for free, only
$36,900. 904-783-4619. 5/27-6/3c
New home, 2254 SF with fireplace, appli-
ances, on 3+ acres new CR 125 N. Home
reduced for quick sale, payments $682/
month. By appointment 904-504-3986.
Dollar and a deed can get you a 2010 4
BR, 2 BA for only $360/month. 904-783-
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2008 used 28x80, 4 BR, 2 BA, A/C, skirting
included, delivered and set-up $59,995.
$4,000 furniture package included. Call
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No money down, when you own your
land. 3 BR at $299/month, 4 BR at $349/
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Prestige Home Centers, every model
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2010 16x80 3 BR, 2 BA only $270/month.
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Doublewide, 2010 3 BR, 2 BA, loaded
with options only $325/month. 904-783-
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rooms, only $12,500. Call John T. 386-
344-5234. 6/3-6/24c

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bar. 2 rooms have been painted. 2 fireplaces.
on .5 acre in quiet neighborhood. Front & back decks.
New chain linkfencing. 2 storage sheds. $64,900
Car wash conveniently located in town on a highly
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frontage. 3 useable bays, 1 storage bldg. Large
parking lot and the potential of becoming a successful
business. $140,000
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 RailstoTrails. $299,000
hm sits on 2 acres. Bright & open floor plan with
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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. $94,900
BRING ALL OFFERS! MLS#532870 Short sale. 3BR
IBA home on nice corner lot across the street from
YMCA complex in the heart of Macclenny. $69,000
COUNTRYHOME!- MLS#530336This4BR2BA 1,949
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spring fed fully stocked pond. Hm has lifetime metal
roof, 2 brand new AC units, water softener. Over sized
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Lifting titl,

Wildcat football
If you're a big Wildcat
fan, you had plenty to
cheer about this school
year. From a third con-
secutive weight lifting
state championship to
deep runs in the playoffs
in football, baseball and
softball, it was definitely a
red and white year.
The top news for BCHS
fans has to be the third
consecutive title for the
weight lifting team. New
coach Scott McDonald
continued the winning
tradition, defeating arch-
rival Arnold High School
by one point and snatch-
ing a pair of individual
state titles to boot.
Seniors Reuben Jack-
son and Cody Wheeler
were both medalists at the Rueben Jackson
state tournament.
The football
team won the
district title in a
thrilling playoff by
defeating Ribault
21-7 to host the
first round of the
post-season. The
Cats took on Madi-
son County and,
in by far their best
game of the sea-
son, stopped the Bobby Johns Ryan 5
Cowboys 26-17.
The following week, however they fell to the
Godby Cougars of Tallahassee, 26-19. Godby's bal-
anced offense proved the difference although the
Wildcats battled back to within a touchdown.
After the season the Cats were rocked by the
news that Coach Bobby Johns would be moving
to Milton High in the Panhandle. He was replaced
by Coach Ryan Sulkowski from Rifle High in Rifle,
In baseball, the big news was that Coach John
Staples is retiring from coaching at the end of this

2010 MVP

is Elasik
Johnny Elasik was named
Most Valuable Player at the an-
nual Wildcat baseball awards
ceremony on May 23 in the
BCHS auditorium. It was an
emotional night for Coach John
Staples, who will be closing
out 18 years as a head baseball
Other award winners were as
* Wildcat award, Clayton
Most improved, Matthew
Wildcat legend award, Cam-
eron Crews.
Coaches award, Scooter Pee
Most valuable offensive play- The Yankees
er, Adam Holland. vision went u
Most valuable defensive the six-team d
season and cI
player, Klate Duval. "1 had gooc
"I had a good
Most valuable underclass- are AJ. Norm
man, Chris Waddell. ford and Chri
Most valuable pitcher, Dillon Kyler Robinso
Jones. lie Stoke and
Most valuable player, John- beginning Ju
ny Elasik.

e tops 2010 'Intrigui

gains new leader rliA, A

1 and Cody Wheeler

season. It was a good year
on the diamond, with the
Wildcats winning playoff
games against Bradford,
Bishop Snyder and Union
County and coming back
to defeat Episcopal in a
tournament game.
After beating Bolles in
the regular season, the
eventual state champs
ousted BCHS from the
playoffs on the Bulldogs'
home field.
The fate of the softball
team was eerily similar to
that of the baseball team.
The girls won their way
through to the regional
quarterfinals, where they
came up against the buzz-
saw that is Bolles. The
Wildcats were shut out by
the eventual state cham-
pions, again on the
Bulldogs' home
Kiana Parker
placed fifth in the
state in the high
jump for the girls
track team.
Cat basketball
had a down year by
normal standards.
They beat in the
opening round of
John Staples the district tour-
nament but lost to

Bishop Snyder in the semi-finals.
The girls' basketball team looked good in the
early going of the regular season, but after beating
Baldwin twice in the regular season, inexplicably
lost to the Indians in the district tournament.
The girls' volleyball team had a spotty season
but made it through to the first round of the play-
offs, losing 3-0 to Bishop Snyder.
In all, the strong performances leaves Wildcat
fans hopeful for another exciting season to come
when school resumes in the fall.

1 '11 IR\ i 1


Wee division champs
Little League team of 7- and 8-year-old boys in the Pee Wee di-
indefeated on the season at 15-0. The season ended May 20 for
division. Yankees coach John Clark said it was his first undefeated
redited his players in the effort."They worked really hard" he said.
d bunch of boys that love to play ball"' Pictured in front from left
ian, Cameron Crawford, Mason Davis, Gage Griffis, Carson Craw-
stian Taylor. Standing from left are Weston Johns, Jeremy Combs,
)n, Jace Stokes and Parker Cason. Also pictured are coaches Char-
Mr. Clark. Six of the Yankees players will compete in all-star play
ne 7.

ng' finals match-up

the knockout stage of the tourna-
ment. England is odds-on favor-
ite to win the group, but the US
has a good chance snatching wins
against Slovenia and Algeria.
The US has a great goal keeper
in Tim Howard, two excellent
midfielders in Landon Donovan
and Clint Dempsey, a decent de-
fense and some speed. What they
don't have are proven goal scor-

If you have the misfortune of
coming up against Spain, Brazil,
Argentina, Germany, Holland
or France, you'd better be able
to put the ball in the back of the
You've got to score to win. It's
that simple. Somebody better
step up and get really, really hot
or it will be a short trip to South


The NBA got what it wanted
this past weekend. It got a "clas-
A classic is a game with a guar-
anteed viewership. This year's
classic is LA and Boston. Again.
What the league didn't want
was Phoenix versus Orlando and
when both teams came roaring
back to challenge league officials
had to be worried. It was need-
less worrying. The Celts polished
off the feisty Magic and the Lak-
ers dashed the Suns' hopes.
It sets up an intriguing series.
The Celtics led their division
but limped into the playoffs. They
stopped the Cleveland Cavaliers,
the team with the best record in
the league and the Magic, who
had the second best record.
LA had the best record in the
West and an outstanding 34-7
home record. Kobe Bryant is in
great form, particularly on the
road, where he has eight straight
3o-point games.
Will this be one for the ages?
Hard to say. The Celtics are
banged up, but if you are wearing
Celtic green and can't get up for
the old enemy you must not have
a pulse.
The Magic came back by out-
muscling the Celts, something
I never thought would happen.
I don't know if the Lakers can
summon that kind of strength
but then again, can the Celts har-
ness Kobe in the new Garden.
I don't watch much NBA bas-
ketball, but I will watch these fi-
nals whether they turn out to be
the real definition of a classic or
just the NBA's version.
The USA soccer team took off
for South Africa on Sunday. They
will take on England in their first
game of the World Cup on June
An estimated 2.6 billion peo-
ple will watch the World Cup this
month. That is almost half of the
entire population of the planet.
I am one of those soccer devo-
tees and here's my take on the
USA squad.
They have a decent chance of
getting out of their group into

Benefit softball game
The Macclenny Food Lion is
organizing a charity males versus
females softball game on July
17, with proceeds going to the
Children's Miracle Network and
Wolfson Children's Hospital in
The store is seeking sign-ups
now from teams and individu-
als. See Laura or Brittany at Food
Lion for more details.

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Undefeated for LL minor title

The Little League girls 9- and
10-year-old softball team
Crush went undefeated with
a record of 12-0 this season
to take the minor league title.
The final game of the three
team division was played
against team Rage May 22.
Pictured (top rowfrom left) are
head coach David Crummey,
Autumn Hutter, Allie Crum-
mey, Mallory Godwin, Camryn
Payne, Assistant coach Troy
Richardson, (middle row from
left) Alyssa Giddens, Madison
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