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175SEPTEMBER


THURSDAY


THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS

81 st Year, Vol. 20 Winner of 10 state awards for journalism excellence in 2009


Felony

battery

for kicking

2 deputies
A Macclenny woman was
jailed the afternoon of August
30 on multiple charges includ-
ing three felonies after a violent
confrontation during which she
struck two county deputies in
the groin.
Police were called to the resi-
dence of
Karen Bar-
ron, 41, on
Deerwood
Circle
about 1:oo
after she
struck her
14-year-
old daugh-
ter and
refused to
allow her
and three Karen Barron
otherswho
reside there to leave.
The daughter and another
occupant managed to leave via
a rear door and call police, and
they arrived to hear Ms. Barron,
who was intoxicated and possi-
bly high on drugs, cursing and
yelling inside.
Deputy Daryl Mobley en-
tered the residence through
the rear door and confronted
Ms. Barron, who, while she was
being restrained, kicked him in
the groin.
She did the same to Cpl. Ran-
dy Davis, who arrived to assist
the Deputy Mobley and Deputy
Rodney Driggers. The deputies
said the suspect continued to
curse and resist them, and once
in a patrol car she began kick-
ing a glass panel separating the
front and rear seats.
They then fastened leg re-
straints on her before taking her
to jail, where she again kicked a
side door glass before she was
taken from the patrol car.
Ms. Barron was booked for
felony offenses of resisting with
violence, three counts of bat-
tery on police officers, false im-
prisonment of the others at her
residence, assault and domestic
violence battery on her daugh-
ter. The final two offenses are
misdemeanors.
In other domestic violence
incidents:
Brian Nixon, 19, of Mac-
clenny was charged with do-
mestic battery of his live-in
girlfriend Michelle Shupe, 24,
at their residence the afternoon
of September 2.
Deputy Koty Crews arrested
Mr. Nixon after returning to the
address a second time following
a confrontation several hours
See page 2)


Breakdown

of remaining

2010 ballot

referendums

See page 4


50 years for 2009 'slash' murder
Aaron Michael Fox of Sanderson than five hours before his 57th birthday. the victim's family attended last Wednes-
agreed to plead no contest the afternoon Circuit Judge Phyllis Rosier will de- day's 3:30 hearing.
of September 1 to second degree murder cide whether to accept the plea bargain They watched a deputy lead the defen-


and robbery with a
deadly weapon in ex-
change for 50 years
in prison.
Mr. Fox, 27, is ac-
cused of stabbing his
neighbor, Sterling
Howell, 56, in the
neck and torso dur-
ing an attempted rob-
bery and then fleeing
in the victim's Ford
F-150 the evening of
April 1, 2009.
Mr. Howell was
pronounced dead at


CC Fifty years is
He really was rea
it to trial, but it (
good when your
going to be a wit
prosecution.
-Meh


his Howell Lane


property shortly before 8:00 pm, less


September lo. If she
does, Mr. Fox could
a long time. be sentenced at that
ady to take time.
dytoAtake week-long trial
doesn't look was scheduled to
start September 7
mom and jury selection
ness for the was about to begin
when the defendant
petitioned the court
lissa Coleman for a plea deal.
Defendantssister 3 Mr. Howell's fam-
ily has accepted the
deal, assistant state
attorney Ralph Yazdiya told the judge.
Members of Mr. Fox's family as well as


Public Detender Julie Johnson and Aaron Fox


dant into the courtroom where he was
questioned by his attorney and Judge
Rosier about the decision to give up his
right to trial.
He affirmed that he reached the deci-
sion of his own free will and that he wasn't
forced to do so or impaired when making
the decision.
Mr. Fox takes medication to keep calm
and prevent panic attacks, but said he felt
normal and possessed all his faculties
that afternoon.
As the bailiff led him away, Mr. Fox's
sister Melissa Coleman of Sanderson
whispered, "I love you."
See page 4)


CoA seeks more grant money for center


PARKING


BUS
PARKING


Layout of the proposed new senior center.
SIt i i i ii JESSICA PREVATT


$2M for parking lot,

bus facility and fence
JOEL ADDINGTON
NEWS EDITOR
reporter@bakercountypress.com
The Baker County Council on Aging applied in late August for more
than $2 million from a federal transportation grant program to con-
struct the parking lot, busing facility and fencing included in a concep-
tual plan for the organization's new senior center.
The grant application is the latest step in the Council on Aging's
[COA] pursuit of a replacement center for the existing facility on East
Macclenny Avenue downtown to serve the county's elderly popula-
tion.
The search for a location began more than two years ago.
It ended in June 2009 when COA purchased 5 acres west of the
Baker Square [Winn-Dixie] shopping center on Buck Starling Road
for $255,000 from current county commission candidate Donnie
Starling.
About a year later COA bought an adjacent 5 acres from David
Burnham's Burnham Construction Inc. of Macclenny for $310,000
and received a conceptual plan from Tarbox Consulting & Design of
Jacksonville.
The western half of the lo-acre site plan includes parking for 224
visitors, 22 employees and 27 buses; and 3600-square-foot motor
pool building.
The eastern half shows a 31,ooo-square-foot main building with a
wrap-around porch, patio and gazebo; fountain at the main entrance
on Willis Hodges Road, recreational open space and 1.14-acre reten-
See page 2)


'Poultry doc' takes over reins at extension


KELLEY LANNIGAN
FEATURES
features@bakercountypress.com
Mike Davis, who is originally
from Alabama, started as Baker
County's new director of exten-
sion services September 1.
"I guess I'm one of the few
graduates from Auburn Univer-
sity with a doctorate in poultry
science," he said with a grin last
week.
The 37-year-old jokes a little
about his "chicken experience,"
but regarding his current role in
overseeing the various aspects
of extension services at the Ag
Center on West Macclenny
Avenue, the new director is all
business.
The fact that Baker County
reminds him of home is certain-
ly a plus with its sandy terrain
and similar vegetation.
"I absolutely love this area of


north Florida," he said during
his third day on the job. "Baker
County is where I work now
and getting started establishing
a relationship with the county's
citizens is my most immediate
agenda."
Developing and maintaining
that relationship is important,
but so is identifying the pri-
mary needs of the community,
be they forestry, agriculture, or
becoming an even more user-
friendly information exchange
resource.
Mr. Davis is delighted to be
coming on board just as the
2010 Baker County Fair is about
to go into full swing.
"I love fairs. Where I'm from,
the fairs, especially the livestock
shows, were a big deal," he
said.
Growing up in Boaz, Ala-
bama, Mr. Davis lived in a sub-
division but his family had close


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ties with regional agriculture
and livestock as his grandfather
was a poultry inspector and
farmer.
At age 5, Mike began helping
on the farm.
"That was when square hay
bales were still common," he
said. "My job was to steer the
truck while we baled hay, al-
though I was barely big enough
to reach and hold on to the
wheel."
Later, when his grandfa-
ther deeded Mr. Davis' family
some land, they relocated to the
country, building a house in the
middle of what had been a hay
field. They grew corn, tomatoes
and beans.
The transplanted city boy
would eventually become sa-
lutatorian of his high school
graduating class and earn a full
scholarship to Auburn Univer-
sity in chemical engineering.


Mike Davis
He planned a career in either
the paper or petroleum pro-
duction industry, but a couple
semesters of physics, chemistry
and differential equations just
about, in his words, "did me


He switched his major when
a friend got him interested in
poultry science and in 1997 he
graduated from Auburn with a
degree in that field.
"I worked as a quality assur-
ance supervisor in a GoldKist
(now Pilgrim's Pride) poultry
processing plant for a couple
years, but knew I wanted to get
a master's degree," he said.
Fate stepped in.
When GoldKist held a train-
ing for its employees, the train-
er was one of Mr. Davis' college
professors from Auburn. He
approached him and asked if
he was taking on any graduate
students.
He shortly found himself in
school once again, but instead
of the masters program, his
professor steered him in a dif-
ferent direction.
See page 2)


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Domestic violence arrests


(From page 1
earlier during which Ms. Shupe
said he grabbed her attempting
to block her departure.
The two reportedly argued
over a phone call the girlfriend
received from another male. Her
daughter, age 3, witnessed the
incident during which Ms. Shupe
said she used pepper spray to get
away from him.
Police were called the second
time after the boyfriend returned
despite Deputy Crews' warn-
ing and the two began arguing
again.
Maines Thornton, 57, of Glen
St. Mary was arrested for aggra-
vated battery on daughter-in-law
Christina Thornton, 22, outside
a relative's residence on CR 229
south the afternoon of Septem-
ber 1.
Mr. Thornton admitted to
Deputy Tony Norman he struck
Ms. Thornton in the leg, then
slammed her to the ground and
punched her about the face, but


'Poultry

doc' takes

over reins...
(From page 1
"He approved me to go
straight into the PhD program,"
he said. "Four years later, in
2004, I earned my doctorate in
food safety and biology.
"As it turned out, the classes
I'd taken in undergraduate school
- the physics, the chemistry, it
really paid off."
Texas A&M hired him as as-
sistant professor and extension
specialist. The "poultry guy"
found out that he really enjoyed
the extension aspect of his work.
He'd found his true calling.
"I love meeting and interact-
ing with people, understanding
the challenges they are facing
and helping provide a solution if
at all possible," he said.
When Mr. Davis saw the post-
ing for the Baker County exten-
sion director's position online he
quickly responded.
Working to make the exten-
sion office a highly effective con-
duit of community information
and resources is the foundation
of his job.
He considers supporting the
other extension agents and help-
ing them do their jobs to the best
of their ability an integral part of
his role too.
"I'm flattered the county com-
missioners thought I was a good
fit," he said. "And excited about
getting started in the commu-
nity."
Mr. Davis replaced former Ag
Center director and Baker County
native Mike Sweat, who now runs
Duval County's extension office.

Benefit ride
A benefit horse ride is be-
ing held by the family of Tiffany
Crawford on Saturday, Septem-
ber 11. The ride will begin at the
Taylor Store. Participants need to
arrive at 8:00 am, the ride starts
at 9:oo am and will return close
to noon.
Tiffany has been diagnosed
with a life-threatening illness,
needs surgery and has no insur-
ance.
For more information email
parkertina24@yahoo.com There
is also an account (702837050)
set up in her name at Vystar.


did so after she exited her vehicle
and punched him in the left eye.
A criminal complaint was filed
against the daughter-in-law, who
is from Lake Butler, alleging bat-
tery.
Kenneth Wilcox, 39, was
named in a complaint September
2 for domestic battery on Win-
ifred Bones, 48, in a parking lot
at Northeast Florida State Hospi-
tal that afternoon. Both are from
Jacksonville, and the report by
Deputy Steven Smith indicates
they are husband and wife.
Ms. Bones and a witness said
Mr. Wilcox confronted her as she
walked to her car and slapped
her, causing a lip laceration.
A complaint filed the after-
noon of September 3 names Ma-
jor Tisdale, 45, of Sanderson for
battery on a 19-year-old female
from his neighborhood off CR
127.
The woman told DeputyDaniel
Nichols that Mr. Tisdale grabbed
and groped her about 3:00 after


she rebuffed his request to pay
her $600 for sex.
Mr. Tisdale was questioned
later and said he offered her $50
for diapers for her 2-year-old
child.
Joel Register, 21, was named
in a domestic battery complaint
for accosting ex-girlfriend Casan-
dra Mathis, 19, of Macclenny the
morning of September 1 at his
residence off Claude Harvey Rd.
Ms. Mathis told Deputy Matt
Sigers she went to the address
to break off their relationship,
and the boyfriend grabbed her
around the neck and waist from
behind and pushed her face into
the floor.
Katrina Jones, 35, named
husband Colon, 31, in a com-
plaint on September 4 for push-
ing her and throwing keys at her
during an argument at their West
Boulevard address in Macclenny.
The incident took place about
11:oo pm.


CoA seeking grant...


(From page 1
tion pond.
The existing senior center is
only about 6800 square feet.
A landscaped berm is also il-
lustrated on the site's eastern
edge, separating the retention
pond from Buck Starling road
and the shopping center.
The $2 million grant applica-
tion was submitted to the US
Department of Transportation's
[DOT] Transportation Invest-
ment Generating Economic Re-
covery, or TIGER, discretionary
grant program.


Congress appropriated $600
million to the competitive pro-
gram in 2010 and at least $140
million of the sum is dedicated to
rural areas like Baker County.
Sam Kitching, the COA board
of director's finance commit-
tee chairman, said engineering
investigations are ongoing at
the site for permitting, namely
through the St. Johns River Wa-
ter Management District.
"It may take as much as 12
months to get that entirely
cleared," he said.


BAKER COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

BCHS could move up to 'C'

Based on some FCAT 'learning gains'


JOEL ADDINGTON
NEWS EDITOR
reporter@bakercountypress.com
Baker County schools have set
high goals in the way of academic
progress, some so high they could
take years to meet.
Baker High principal Tom Hill
admitted that expecting all ninth
and tenth graders to make learn-
ing gains on the 2010 Florida
Comprehensive Assessment Test
[FCAT] is quite a lofty goal.
"But these goals will make
us an 'A 'school," he told school
board members during their reg-
ular meeting September 7.
The board approved "adequate
yearly progress" reports from
all seven district schools that
evening. They detail how many
goals identified in each school's
improvement plan were attained
in the 2009-10 school year.
Mr. Hill's report states that
while most of the 14 goals were
not met, considerable progress
was made toward them.
Getting half of all black elev-
enth graders to pass the 2010
reading FCAT, for instance,
didn't happen.


But the share that did so
jumped from 38 percent two
years ago to 43 percent last year.
Similar strides were made in
pursuit of having 80 percent or
more of tenth graders score pro-
ficient on the 2010 FCAT writing
test. That percentage rose from
69 percent in 2008-09 to 81 per-
cent in 2009-10, which met the
improvement plan's standard.
Also met was an objective to
foster more parent involvement
to increase achievement.
BCHS has been labeled by the
state as a 'D' school, but Mr. Hill
said learning gains on the FCAT
may mean a 'C' designation is
coming, depending on gradua-
tion figures.
He expects to find out the
school's new grade by mid-No-
vember.
The improvement plan for the
district's only A-rated school, the
middle school, included a dozen
objectives. Only two were real-
ized, according to letter from in-
coming principal Sherry Barrett.
"We feel ongoing implemen-
tation of the Florida Reading
Initiative, curriculum mapping
in all core subjects, after-school


tutoring and providing students
with interventions in reading and
math increased achievement,"
she wrote.
Keller Intermediate met five
of the 12 goals it set in hopes of
becoming an A-graded school.
"Is there anything you
would've done differently," board
member Patricia Weeks asked
Keller principal Gail Griffis.
Ms. Griffis said she intends to
target absenteeism.
"We have a big problem with
people just not attending or
checking out in the afternoon,"
she said. "There's still a lot of
teaching that happens at that
time."
Macclenny Elementary met 16
of the 22 objectives included in
its 2009-10 improvement plan.
The school determined meet-
ing at least 15 would constitute
adequate progress, states prin-
cipal LuAnne Williams' letter to
the board.
Westside Elementary met half
of its 10 goals and the Pre-K/Kin-
dergarten center achieved all but
one its objectives last year.
The school board will convene
again September 20 at 6:30 pm.


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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Letters are welcome, but must contain the signature of the writer, a telephone number and city of residence.
Letters must reflect opinions and statements on issues of current interest to the general public.
The newspaper reserves the right to reject any material which in the newspaper's judgement does not meet standards of publication.


We asked our Facebook fans Sep-
tember 7, "How do you feel about a
Gainesville minister's plan to burn
copies of the Koran to mark the ninth
anniversary of the September 11 ter-
rorist attacks? Do you think it will put
our military more at risk in Iraq and
Afghanistan?" Here's what you had to
say...
David Stegall: "I think they are
taking the freedom of speech too far.
Things have gotten far too liberal in
this country, with flag burnings, etc.
No one seems to have pride anymore.
As with past incidents such as the
Dutch paper that printed the comic
strip, I feel it will cause a flare up of Is-
lamic hatred towards any Americans."
Pat Cobb: "That could certainly put
Christians and Americans at risk from
retaliations in every country where
there are Muslims. Burning the Koran
is a terrible idea and very disrespect-
ful of an entire religion not just terror-
ists."
Craig Hodges: "When somebody
makes fun of Jesus, God or Christian-
ity on shows such as Family Guy and
South Park there is hardly no protest-
ing or anger shown and we freely al-
low this to happen. Now when Islam
or Muslims are made fun of the entire
country riots and strikes fear into the
world. Christians have become too


lazy and politically correct to stand up
for what they believe in. If Christians
had half the faith a Muslim has this
would be a different country. They are
willing to kill people by suicide bomb-
ing for their faith. We are scared to
pray over our meal in public. I will not
be a lazy Christian anymore:'
Susan Papp Miller: "Just because
you have the right to do something
does not make it morally correct. The
Christian faith I belong to preaches
tolerance and I am embarrassed that
this so called preacher is doing this
in the name of Christianity. Addition-
ally, this man is feeding fuel to the
fire against our cause and putting
our troops in danger. There is a much
better way to stand up for what you
believe in that does not involve tear-
ing down another faith. Still he has
the right and I would never deny him
that."
Judy Reier Wheeler: "It's wrong.
What kind of minister and church
would say these things. We are in
America because our fathers fought
for our freedoms. This is not the Chris-
tianity I've been taught:'
Mariah Gates Eggert:"Just because
he has the right to do it, doesn't make
it the right thing to do. It was not the
Islam religion that made the attacks
on Sept. 11. It was a group of radi-
cals."


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'What you had to say..:


--- LETTERS TO THE EDITOR----


Not voting? You're


giving opponent a gift
Dear Editor:
Low voter turnout I hear primarily that voting doesn't mean any-
thing, one vote makes no difference, the one I want is in another party,
so why should I vote?
Isn't voting what democracy is all about?
I could add more "reasons" people give for not voting, but they all
boil down to one thing: not understanding the workings of our govern-
ment.
When you do not vote, opponents receive one free vote because
yours does not cancel one for them. Your vote is really worth two votes!
Yours kills one for your opponents) and they need another to make up
the difference.
In the recent Republican primary in Alaska, 1630 (1.5%) determined
the victor. It would have taken only 816 of the 104,346 votes cast to
reverse the result.
I believe people are interested in four things: television, sports, con-
certs and, running a distant fourth, religion. To illustrate this, last week
I was in a store and the check-out lady said she was struggling to pay
medical bills, even with insurance.
I told her it's going to get worse when the new health care law is
implemented. She had no idea what I was talking about.
That is scary!
Our education system lacks courses in our form of government -
how it operates and the duties and responsibilities of each department.
These courses are not offered in many high schools and there's talk of
discontinuing them entirely.
Ask people a few questions about the workings of our government
and you'll frequently get: the wrong answer, I don't know, and worse,
I've never thought about it.
People need to become concerned, turn their televisions to the news
at least two-three times a week, read newspapers more often and
vote.
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on money
Dear Editor:
Mr. Addington does not give
the voters of Baker County much
credit. In his article last week
he implied that the candidates
who won in local elections did so
only because they spent the most
money.
While their financial disclo-
sures can not be disputed, the
candidates won because of their
platforms and educational quali-
fications that a majority of voters
agreed with.
Let me point out that [winning
candidates] Artie Burnett, Adam
Giddens, Donnie Starling and
Jesse Davis worked hard to get
elected or nominated. They held
signs, went door to door talking
with voters and held meet and
greets. Jesse and Adam made
their telephone numbers avail-
able and set up websites so they
could immediately address any
concern the voters had. They
ran ads in your paper to get their
message out. Win or lose, it takes
money to run a campaign.
In full disclosure, I have and
will continue to actively support
and campaign for Republicans
Mr. Giddens, Mr. Davis and Mr.
Anderson. I have gone door to
door and talked with many vot-
ers, and they are concerned about
the direction of our country, local
and federal deficit, unemploy-
ment, declining opportunities for
our children and grandchildren,
illegal immigration, the wars in
Iraq and Afghanistan and other
issues too numerous to list.
The November elections lo-
cal, states and federal will be
won by candidates that are will-
ing to roll up their sleeves, listen
to the voters and work hard to
solve the problems we face.
So please Mr. Addington, give
the voters and the candidates the
credit they deserve.
Theresa Rhoden
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Eyes of the world on him


Gainesville preacher's Koran burn
Rev. Terry Jones certainly knows how to get the don't care that the Associated Press grumbles about
world's attention. calling it that because it's not exactly at Ground
The gun-toting reverend, for those who don't Zero) because it's a stupid idea. Everyone knows
know, says his congregation at why.
the Dove World Outreach Center O But as this religious/cultural/stat-
church in Gainesville will be burn- IMP ESSION S ist blend of beliefs clashes with tradi-
ing Korans (or Qurans) on Septem- R tional Christianity, Judism, Hindu-
ber 11 to protest what he calls the Jim McGauley ism and every other "ism" that isn't
violent nature of the Muslim faith. Muslim, we're witnessing a conflict of
I guess if you're going to do that, ideas that none of us foresaw two or
September 11 isn't a bad day to choose, and the eyes three short decades ago.
of the world literally will be focused on Gaines- I'd rather be on our side in this battle, as opposed
ville Saturday to see whether he follows through to those who preach intolerance and violence against
with it. others who do not believe as they do. Totalitarian
The State Department says it's a bad idea. Gen- systems have to maintain absolute control over what
eral David Petraeus, commander of US forces in that their "believers" are exposed to, and so my money's
hell hole we know as Afghanistan, warns ominously going with freedom of expression and information
that our troops could be in heightened danger if Rev. delivery systems like, oh, the Internet.
Jones pulls this off. As for the Rev. Jones, maybe he'll go through
The message: the blood of American soldiers, with his plan and maybe he won't. Already it has
and given the penchant of Islamic militants to blow sparked mass protests in other Muslim enclaves
themselves up in crowded places, the blood of ci- like Iran, Pakistan and Indonesia (have you noticed
vilians in far-flung places, could be on Rev. Jones' it doesn't take much to get people in the streets over
hands. His congregation has to be feeling a bit there- don't they havejobs?).
queasy. Is there a better way than burning Korans for
Most Americans, of course, are perfectly willing the reverend to say he believes Islam conflicts with
to extend religious freedom to Muslims or any other Christianity in significant ways? Most of us would
faith. What this country is trying to work its way agree there is.
through nine years after 9/11 is this: how do we rec- Is there a better way to grab the attention of the
oncile religious fanatics who have no room in their world, short of flying airplanes into buildings?
beliefs for anyone else's? Not that we've seen lately.
Most of us oppose the mosque at Ground Zero (I


'Clothes' book challenged

MY SIE vate you. But I do understand Call up Fay Sinclair."
1Y SIDE OF that my being aggravating is of- "Why?"
ten a condition of my being curi- "You didn't just say that!!"
THE MATTER ous." "Uh ...."


ROBERT GERARD
My wife told me she has to put
away her white sandals and Capri
pants.
"Why?"
"Oh, you're kidding me?"
"About what?"
"You've lived in the South
most of your life and you don't
know?"
"Know what?"
"Why I put away my whites."
I shook my head.
"What day was today?"
"Monday."
"No."
"It is so."
"I know it's Monday. What
holiday was it?"
"Labor Day."
"Right. All Southern ladies
know that you put away your
whites after Labor Day."
"Why?"
'Because it's the official end of
summer."
"It was 95 degrees out."
"I said 'official.' In Florida it
won't really be the end of sum-
mer for another six weeks."
"I got it. Hey. Do they do that
up North?"
"Well how should I know what
Yankee women do?"
"Okay. One more question."
"You're just trying to be aggra-
vating aren't you?"
"No. I'm not 'trying' to aggra-


"You know what that did to
the cat?"
"Right."
"All right. So what is your
question?"
"What about blacks?"
"What?"
"Why don't you put away your
blacks?"
"After Easter?
"I guess? Or whenever the
'official' start of summer is. It
seems only fair. If you can't wear
your whites after Labor Day you
shouldn't be able to wear your
blacks after Easter. Otherwise it's
some kind of clothes discrimina-
tion."
"It's not clothes discrimina-
tion."
"Why not? Sounds like it to
me."
"Because."
"Because why?"
"Because blacks make your
hips look thinner."
I pause. I know with the in-
stinct of a man who has been
married for close to 30 years that
I am entering dangerous waters.
"Oh?"
"Black has a slimming effect.
That means black not only can
be worn all year long, but should
be worn all year long."
I frown.
"You don't believe me?"
"Uh... I guess I do."
"Don't take my word for it.


"Style maven of Baker Coun-
ty."
"Okay. I will."
"Wait!! You can't call her
now."
"Why? You just said to call
her."
"It's after 9 o'clock. In fact it's
9:07 pm."
"I think she'll be up."
"That's not the point. You
don't call someone after 9 o'clock
at night."
"That's another of those 'no
whites after Labor Day' thing,
isn't it?"
"Now you're learning."


OPINION


Anna Bell: "I think it's a pointless
protest. They know how we feel about
what they did and burning a book
won't undo it. I don't think it will put
us at any more risk. Our troops are
already at the highest risk and noth-
ing we do over here will change it. I
surely don't think Christians would
drop bombs over anyone burning the
Bible:'
James Chipman: "I agree that
burning the Koran (or any book) is a
bad idea. Is it their right, yes. Should
they do it, no. If anyone follows the
Koran they are radicals. Those mus-
lims that are peaceful and passive are
not following their so called 'faith.' It
is about destroying those that do not
convert. We need to hold strong to our
faith as Christians:'
Elizabeth Turner: "I believe that
this is an act based on ignorance. A
wise man once told me,'Do not judge
a religion bythose who practice it: The
people in Iraq are not the only people
in the world of the Islam religion. For
those of you who have never studied
Islam, it is a religion based on peace-
ful practices. As in any religion you
will have those who take a religion
and become radical in their beliefs.
Not too long ago there was a self pro-
claimed Christian who blew the head
off a abortion doctor in the name of
his God. Is that not also an act of ter-
rorism? I do not believe that the Koran
is an evil book or should be burned in
remembrance of those who lost their
lives. There are more peaceful and
respectful ways to remember those
who have lost their lives due to that
terrible act of hatred:'





THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS


Six amendments still on ballot


High court strikes three as vague, misleading


JOEL ADDINGTON
NEWS EDITOR
reporter@bakercountypress.com
Should military personnel re-
ceive an additional property tax
exemption? Should legislative
districts conform to existing geo-
graphic boundaries? And should
voters determine changes in local
land use?
Voters will consider these
questions and three others when
deciding for or against six pro-
posed amendments to the Flor-
ida constitution included on the
November 2 ballot.
The Florida Supreme Court
struck down three proposed bal-
lot amendments added by the
state legislature, arguing they
were misleading or lacked clar-
ity.
Amendments 5 and 6 which
address legislative and congres-
sional redistricting, respectively
- would prohibit the drawing
of district boundaries to favor or
disfavor an incumbent or party
and ensure that districts are
contiguous, compact, as equal in
population as feasible, and make
use of existing city, county or
geographical boundaries where
feasible.
The amendments also include
language to protect racial and
language minorities from being
denied "the equal opportunity to
participate in the political pro-
cess or elect representatives of
their choice."
Opponents of the so-called


Fair Districts amendments say
they could have the opposite ef-
fect, however.
"I wholeheartedly believe that
Amendment 6 is merely a subtle
attempt to dilute minority repre-
sentation on a federal level," US
Rep. Corrine Brown (D-Jack-
sonville) was quoted as saying
in The Florida Times-Union and
Miami-Herald.
Rep. Brown's 3rd Congressio-
nal District snakes from north-
western Jacksonville south along
the western side of the St. Johns
River into central Florida as far
south as western Orlando. It in-
cludes portions of at least seven
different counties.
Supporters of the amend-
ments contend they're designed
to end gerrymandering, the prac-
tice of drawing district boundar-
ies to favor a particular party or
candidate. Ms. Brown is black.
"Voters do not have a real
choice in selecting their repre-
sentatives because the elections
are rigged before they even start,"
wrote James L. Singer of Brooks-
ville, FL in a letter to the The St.
Petersburg Times. "Do you need
proof? In the last six years, there
have been 420 elections for state
senator and state representative.
Only three incumbents have been
defeated."
Another controversial mea-
sure on the ballot is the so-called
Hometown Democracy amend-
ment, or Amendment 4, that calls
for elections to decide proposed
changes to future land use.


Enters plea in 2009 'slash' murder


Son is possible suspect


in theft of electric power
A Yulee, FL couple named their son as the person possibly respon-
sible for the theft of electric power and damaging property belonging to
the Okefenokee Rural Electric Co-op.
James and Robin Miller told police they moved away from a resi-
dence off Steel Bridge Rd. and had the power disconnected at the end
of April.
Since then, the utility has twice billed them for power after the meter
indicated resumed usage to the tune of $300. They explained their son
Ronnie Miller, 23, had their permission to live there after he got out
of jail, with the understanding he arrange for a re-connect under his
name.
Okefenokee also found evidence the meter had been tampered with
and damaged.
Sheriffs investigator Brad Dougherty said he had not been able to
make contact with Mr. Miller as of September 2, and he has not yet
been named as a suspect.
When questioned earlier by his parents, the son denied involvement
and said he had been sending Okefenokee $1oo a month. The utility
has no record of that.
In another theft case, Latonya Jones returned to her residence on
Friendship Place north of Sanderson after an absence of several hours
on September 3 to find two computers and other property had been
taken.
She told Deputy Daniel Nichols a rear door was the likely point of
entry, and the computers were valued at $1334. She also noted that
liquor, food and clothing were taken.
She was gone from the residence between 10:30 that morning and


Future land uses are designa-
tions like high- and low-density
residential use, industrial use,
commercial or mixed use, among
others.
Developers often seek land
use changes when planning new
projects. For instance, converting
land historically used for farming
for use as a shopping center or
apartment complex would mean
altering the tract's future land
use.
Elected officials, typically
county and city commissioners,
rule on such proposals today.
Proponents of the amend-
ment say it protects the existing
character of their communities
as well as their way of life. Op-
ponents argue that holding elec-
tions to decide future land use
changes would stifle growth and
development.
Voters will also be asked
whether the state should loosen
limits on the number of students
in primary and secondary class-
rooms.
Voters established the limits
by approving the Small Class Size
amendment in 2002. Constitu-
tional amendments need support
from at least 60 percent of voters
to pass.
The class size restrictions have
been phased in during the last
eight years.
They began as caps on the
average size of classrooms dis-
trict-wide. Then the caps were
calculated as the average size of


classrooms school-wide. This
year is the first time that caps
were placed on each individual
classroom.
Pre-K through third grade
classes can't have more than 18
students. Fourth through eighth
grade classes are limited to no
more than 22 students, and high
school classes can't exceed 25
students.
The proposed amendment
on the 2010 ballot, Amendment
8, would allow school districts
to meet the limits using school-
wide averages, but also establish
new caps.
The new caps would be no
more than 21 students in grades
pre-K through 3, no more than
27 students in grades 4 through
8, and no more than 30 students
through grade 12.
The proposed amendment
would become retroactively ef-
fective for the 2010-11 school
year if voters approve it.
The other proposed amend-
ments:
Amendment 1 would repeal
public financing of statewide elec-
tion campaigns for candidates
who agree to spending limits.
Amendment 2 would make
military personnel, both active
and reserve, eligible for an addi-
tional property tax exemption for
homesteaded property based on
the number of days served out-
side the US during the previous
calendar year.


(From page 1
DNA testing through April
2010
During last week's proceed-
ings, public defender George Nel-
son said he believed the state had
evidence that could lead a jury to
find his client guilty of murder.
According to court documents,
the Florida Department of Law
Enforcement [FDLE] tested a
number of items collected by lo-
cal law enforcement for the pres-
ence of blood and other DNA.
Tested, among other items,
were:
Mr. Fox's shirt.
A shirt found on Mud Lake
Road where Mr. Fox was ap-
prehended in the early morning
hours of April 2.
A white latex glove found at
the murder scene.
A similar glove found a mile
from the scene on CR 229.
Mr. Howell's wallet and Ford
F-150.
Authorities have not recovered
a murder weapon.
DNA samples were also taken
from Mr. Fox, the victim, Johna-
than Stafford of Tom Wilkerson
Road north of Macclenny and
Andrew Johnson of East Ohio
Avenue in Macclenny.
An FDLE lab report from
November 2009 states that Mr.
Fox's shirt had DNA for which
Mr. Fox and Mr. Howell were
identified as "possible contribu-
tors."
A later report from last April
shows the glove recovered from


the murder scene had DNAinside
the glove for which Mr. Fox was
identified as a contributor, and
blood on the outside of the glove
matched Mr. Howell's DNA.
The glove found a mile from
the scene excluded all the sub-
jects as contributors and the
shirt identified as recovered from
Mud Lake Road tested positive
for blood, but no DNA could be
identified, the reports conclude.
Prosecutor Yazdiya declined
to comment on the evidence until
after Mr. Fox is sentenced.

The night of the murder
Mr. Fox's mother, Andrea El-
lis, appeared on a witness list for
the trial. She shared a residence
with her son on Brince Way and
called police the night of the
murder to report an argument
between him and Mr. Howell.
Deputy William Hilliard's re-
port reflects her statements after
she flagged him down.
The officer said Mrs. Ellis was
visibly upset and yelling, "Ster-
ling is dead."
Mrs. Ellis advised that she
observed Mr. Fox on the phone
about 7:00 telling someone that
"the old man next door has plenty
of money and that all he needed
to do was get the pin number,"
Deputy Hilliard's report states.
Then the mother said she
saw Mr. Fox walk towards Mr.
Howell's residence with what ap-
peared to be white socks on his
hands about 7:30 pm.
That's when she called 9-1-1


to report the argument.
Mrs. Ellis said she then sum-
moned neighbor Anthony Steb-
bins to accompany her to Mr.
Howell's address where they
found blood on the porch and
front door, and Mr. Howell's body
covered with a sheet nearby.
"She stated in the interview
that she is sure her son Aaron
Fox killed Sterling Howell," reads
a report from the sheriffs office
chief investigator Chuck Bran-
nan, who interviewed witnesses
and Mr. Fox on video later that
evening.
The investigator said during
the suspect's interview that he
admitted to going to Mr. Howell's
residence after conversing about
the robbery but soon began cry-
ing and would not speak any fur-
ther with police.

Maternal relationship rocky
Mr. Fox's sister, Melissa Cole-
man, visited the defendant Au-
gust 27.
"I told him I didn't want to
make the decision for him," she
said of the plea deal shortly be-
fore last week's hearing.
"We're very close. I'm like a
mother to him," Ms. Coleman
said. "Fifty years is a long time.
He really was ready to take it
to trial, but it doesn't look good
when your mom is going to be a
witness for the prosecution."
Mr. Fox was released from
prison in 2007 after serving time


for burglary and grand theft.
Despite his criminal past,
Ms. Coleman doesn't believe her
brother is a murderer.
She contends he accepted the
plea bargain so that one day he
could see his family again.
"I promise my brother is not a
violent person," she said.
Mr. Fox wrote as much in a let-
ter to his mother, which the state
requested in October 2009.
"I know I lied a lot growing up
[and] always stayed in trouble,"
he wrote. "Yet I never did it to
hurt you or my family. I have
stole, lied and cheated] but I
have never hurt anybody in life.
Yes I have had a temper a time or
two but never to harm another
person. I'm not going to discuss
my case with you only I will say
this that night when you said I
was planning a robbery I was not
planning one I was trying to pre-
vent one. And I'm going to prom-
ise you I did not do it..."
Mr. Fox closed the letter in a
darker tone.
He declared that all he ever
wanted to do was protect his
mother from her husband, Dan-
ny Ellis.
"... and you always loved him
more than me like you did Missy,"
Mr. Fox wrote. "I am sorry that I
was born. But I will promise that
I will never contact you again as I
no longer have a mother.
"Goodbye, Aaron."


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The Baker County Board of County Commissioners will
hold a Public Hearing on Monday, September 20, 2010
at 6:00pm or as soon thereafter as possible, in the County
Administration Building, 55 North Third Street, Macclenny,
FL., to consider an appeal submitted by Wilma J. Rowe. Ms.
Rowe is appealing the Land Planning Agency's decision
on a development standard as to a parcel of land located on
Bob Kirkland Road as being non-conforming to zoning and
subdivision regulations. TheLandPlanningAgency's decision
concerns the Baker County Land Development Regulations
to Section 8.02.00 Subdivision, 8.03.01 (3) Paved Roads and
3.04.13 RCMH 1 Zoning. The Baker County Land Planning
Agency heard this matter on July 22, 2010, and voted to deny
the appeal as submitted.
On the date above-mentioned, all interested parties may
appear and be heard with respect to this appeal request.
Written comments for or against the appeal may be sent to
the Baker County Planning and Zoning Department, 360 E
Shuey Avenue, Macclenny, FL 32063. Faxed comments may
be sent to (904) 259-5057. Copies of the appeal request may
be inspected in the Planning Department by any member of
the public.
According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to
participate inthisproceeding should contacttheAdministration
Department at (904)259-5123 at least 48 hours prior to the
time of the hearing.


I I


'thursday, September 9, 2010


Page 4


2:15 that afternoon.

Two caught
Sheriffs investigators arrested
two persons they allegedly caught
in the midst of a drug transaction
in north Sanderson the evening
of August 31.
Investigators John Hardin
and Mike Hauge said they were
patrolling the neighborhood
known for frequent drug activ-
ity just before 8:00 when they
spotted Robert Jackson pass cur-
rency to Aubrey Ruise, who then
handed him a metal container
from inside his vehicle.
Both suspects are 51 and from
the Sanderson area.


in drug sale
Investigator Hardin said Mr.
Jackson was standing outside
Mr. Ruise's Dodge sedan when
he spotted the officers and tossed
the container behind him on the
ground.
The officers recovered it and
found 20 Methadone pills inside.
Both suspects denied knowing
about the container or its con-
tents.
Both men were booked for
felony possession; Mr. Ruise for
felony sale and Mr. Jackson for
felony purchase.





THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS


PHOTO BY JUDJOHNSON

Car stalls, catches fire August 31
Firefighters responded to April Crews' burning Acura on Bob Burnsed Road about 8:53 the evening of August 31.
The car stalled and coasted to the shoulder where the driver noticed smoke coming from the front end. Ms. Crews
of Jacksonville stepped out for a closer look and saw flames under the hood and called 9-1-1. The flames were
limited to the vehicle's engine area, but did an estimated $8500 in damage. The Baker County Fire Department's
report of the incident listed equipment malfunction as the cause.


Six shoplifting arrests


Six persons were arrested the
past week for shoplifting at the
Walmart Supercenter on South
5th in Macclenny, one of them
after he was collared in connec-
tion with a burglary at his grand-
father's property west of Glen St.
Mary.
Police charged Michael Ullo,
25, of Macclenny with stealing
nine CDs and three cosmetic
items from the store during the
early morning hours of Septem-
ber 1.
A store security worker told
Deputy Matt Sigers he observed
Mr. Ullo enter the store wearing
a white shirt, black shorts and no
shoes, and take the items before
heading past the checkout lanes.
The employee noted the


suspect's license number after
chasing him into the parking lot
and seeing him get into a 1995
Hyundai sedan. That incident
happened about 3:40.
Not long after Cpl. Ben Ander-
son was dispatched on a burglary
call off Smokey Rd. and confront-
ed Mr. Ullo walking along a road
and noted he matched the de-
scription of the Walmart suspect.
He also located the Hyundai and
missing merchandise inside.
Value of the items was placed
at $119 and all except two dam-
aged CDs were returned to the
store's inventory.
Police did not specify the na-
ture of the burglary, but noted the
suspect's grandfather opted not
to seek criminal charges against


Mr. Ullo.
He is charged with petty theft
in the shoplifting.
In other cases:
Three persons were named
in criminal complaints the af-
ternoon of September 2 and told
police they were stealing cloth-
ing valued at $138 to sell and get
money for food.
A security worker observed
Keisha Foster, 23, of Jacksonville
Beach, Latricia Maberry, 24, of
Clover, VA and Jessey Nicholson,
30, of Jacksonville stuffing cloth-
ing in backpacks.
Maryann Jones and Elexia
Strube, both 18 and from Mac-
clenny, were arrested as they
attempted to leave the store the
evening of September 3 with
items taken from the automotive
department.
When stopped at the store en-
trance, the value of the merchan-
dise they had was $48.


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A Macclenny motorist ob-
served staggering before he got
into his pickup truck at the Exxon
Store on SR 121 early on Septem-
ber 4 ended up in jail charged
with drunk driving.
Cpl. Ben Anderson said he was
doing a security check just after
2:00 am at a closed restaurant
across the street when he saw
Clinton Hodges, 28, get into the
Dodge and drive south on 121.
The officer got behind the ve-
hicle and said it veered onto the
west shoulder of the road before
he stopped it on Southern States
Nursery Rd. He arrested Mr.
Hodges after he failed several
field sobriety tests, and said he
blew a .117 on a breathalyzer at
countyjail.
The state considers .080 the
benchmark for intoxication.
Early the next morning, police
arrested a Glen St. Mary man at
the same Exxon station for disor-
derly intoxication.
Sgt. James Marker said he


was on routine patrol when he
saw Dennis May, 51, staggering
in the parking lot of the store and
pestering customers.
Mr. May was taken tojail when
unresponsive to the officer's in-
quiries as to whether someone
was available to take him home.


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The same county deputy ar-
rested four persons the past
week for driving on suspended
licenses. Two of them are consid-
ered habitual traffic offenders by
the state.
Deputy Matt Sigers learned
via motor vehicle records that
the license of Jaleel Ruise, 31, of
Macclenny has 18 prior suspen-
sions and he is listed as an ha-
bitual offender.
The officer stopped Mr. Ruise
shortly after midnight on Sep-
tember 1 near Lowder and Fifth
St. after observing faulty lighting
on the rear of his northbound
1995 Dodge pickup.
Joanne Strella, 47, of Bald-
win was taken to jail shortly after
she was stopped on US 90 in east
Macclenny about 11:30 pm on
September 3.
Deputy Sigers said he observed
Ms. Strella's 2000 Kia veer twice
over the double center line as it
traveled east through downtown.
Computer records showed she
had a single current suspension
but is an habitual offender.
Lecroey Young, 22, of Glen
St. Mary was stopped on US 90 at
Owens Acres Dr. late on August
31 when Deputy Sigers noticed an
expired decal on the license plate
of his westbound 2001 Nissan.
The officer learned Mr. Young
has three prior suspensions, and
that the license had expired as
well. The decal belonged on an-
other plate and had been illegally
affixed.
Kief Barton, 19, of Glen was
stopped just after midnight on
September 5 near US 90 and CR
127 in Sanderson for having no
tag lights on his 2001 Chevrolet,
and Deputy Sigers arrested him
for driving with six license sus-
pensions.


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS


MACCLENNY COMMISSION



Salary, purchase freeze


Spending up in six areas, down in nine


Despite proposing a roughly
$167,000 overall budget increase
for the coming fiscal year, the City
of Macclenny isn't expected to in-
crease property taxes, give salary
raises or buy new equipment.
The proposed spending plan
for the 2010-11 fiscal year be-
ginning October 1, which was
presented to city commissioners
August 31, also maintains exist-
ing donation levels to community
organizations at about $32,400.
The budget increases slightly
the city's reserves by $50,000, al-
locates $10,ooo to replace trees
on downtown sidewalks and re-
flects reductions in a number of
departments.
In fact, while the budget as-
sumes a 15 percent increase
in health insurance costs and
modest state-mandated hikes in
retirement contributions, most
departments are poised to spend
less next year.
Of the city's 15 departments,
spending in nine are set to fall
and six show proposed increases;
the largest in the sewer budget at
$197,298.
City Manger Gerald Dopson




House fire

It's unclear what caused a shed
to become engulfed in flames the
evening of September 4 and de-
stroy roughly half of an adjacent
residence at 13310 Leon Dopson
Road in Macclenny.
Owner Burton Bishop and
others were inside the 1850-
square-foot home when they
heard a popping sound outside
and found a rear shed ablaze.
Eighteen firefighters, three
fire engines and other units re-
sponded to the emergency call
about 9:45 to contain the blaze.
"A brand new riding mower in
the shed, plus other tools, along
with new household appliances
in the back porch area were all
destroyed by the fire," states
Baker County fire chief Richard
Dolan's report of the incident.
The fire caused an estimated
$95,000 in damage to the struc-
ture and its contents.
The scene was cleared about
3:oo am.


attributed the sewer increase
to an "oversight" in the cur-
rent year's budget, which failed
to reflect a bond payment of
roughly the same amount as the
increase.
Some savings, however, were
realized in the sewer budget with
the purchase of a $50,000 sludge
hauling truck that's saved the city
some $112,000 so far.
Mr. Dopson said if the city still
hired a private hauler to dispose
of sludge from the city's treat-
ment plant, the service would
cost about $196,000, not the
$84,000 the city pays to do the
job itself.
The move meant hiring of a
new driver and a permit modi-
fication, which added about
$28,000 to the department's
proposed budget.
The city's 2010-11 water bud-
get, though expected to drop
some $15,500 overall, includes
about $12,400 more in salaries
than the current year.
Mr. Dopson explained that
about $10,000 of the hike re-
flects more accurate budgeting
for overtime spending.
"It's not any new employees,"
he said. "Just a miscalculation."
The other roughly $2000 of
the jump is a proposed raise in


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the pay for on-call duty, from
$140 to $180 a week.
"We've had $140 for about 15
years," said the manager.
Meanwhile, water and sewer
expenses have been running over
budget by about $54,000, ac-
cording to a city report tracking
current year spending through
August 31.
The coming fiscal year will be
the first in many that city workers
won't receive raises. Last year,
salaries rose 3 percent.
"As an employee group, in
the economic times we're facing,
everyone feels good we have jobs
and a competitive pay scale," said
Mr. Dopson.
The city commission will hold
its first of two public hearings to
approve the coming year's prop-
erty tax rate and budget Septem-
ber 14 at 5:15 pm in city hall.
The city's prosing to maintain
the current tax rate of 3.60 mills,
or $3.60 per $1ooo of taxable
property value.
The rate is expected to gener-
ate $768,605, or about $9600
less than this year.
"I think we got the budget
pretty well where we want it,"
said Mayor Gary Dopson.
"And we have some contin-
gency," added Mr. Bennett.


Brother-in-law will be charged with


theft of vehicle after Jacksonville stop


A former Baker County resident was arrested by
Jacksonville police in the late morning of September
2 in possession of a vehicle he allegedly stole from
his sister-in-law.
Brenton Rhoden, 36, of Jacksonville will be
charged here with grand theft of a 2000 Ford be-
longing to Jennifer Rhoden and taken from her
residence off Daisy Lane near Macclenny during the
pre-dawn hours.
Mr. Rhoden was spending the night there and
had returned with his brother Gregory, 33, about
4:00 am. The younger brother told Deputy Chris
Walker that Brenton Rhoden saw him place the keys
to the vehicle in his wife's purse shortly after they
arrived home.
He will also be charged with taking Ms. Rhoden's
purse and credit cards, and another card belonging
to his brother. Her card was used at four locations
before her brother-in-law was arrested.
Deputy Walker obtained a surveillance video
from Walmart that showed the Rhoden brothers us-
ing the victim's card, which Gregory Rhoden later
explained they used to purchase a flash light before
they drove to the Taylor area to look for deer.






Legal Noti


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
The Baker County District School Board will hold the
following PUBLIC HEARING on Monday, Septem-
ber 20, 2010, in the Baker County School Board
Meeting Room located at 270 South Boulevard
East, Macclenny, Florida, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Approval of the following School Board Policies:
2.070 Board Meetings
2.100 Program of Awards
5.130 Zero Tolerance for School Related
Crimes
5.150 Administration of Medicine
5.190 Student Records
6.242 Family and Medical Leave
6.250 Military Leave
6.660 Staff Training
8.500 Conservation of Resources
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED AND ENCOURAGED TO
ATTEND.
The documents will be available for preview at
the Baker County School Board Office located at
270 South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Florida be-
ginning Wednesday, August 18, 2010 (8:30 a.m.
-3:00 p.m.).
Sherrie Raulerson
Superintendent of Schools
8/19-9/16
NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of
Execution issued in the Circuit Court of Baker Coun-
ty, Florida, on the 4th day of August, 2010, in the
cause wherein, In Re: The Marriage of Luis A. Cor-
dova, III, Husband and Evangeline Cordova, Wife,
being Case No. 02-2008-DR-0251 in said Court, I,
Joey B. Dobson, as Sheriff of Baker County, Florida
have levied upon all the right, title and interest of
the party named in the Writ of Execution, Luis A.
Cordova, III, in and to the following described real
property, to-wit:
Lot 19 of "The Highlands" an unrecorded
subdivision comprising the South /2 of the
SE 1 of the NW 1 and the NE 1 of the SW
4 and the NW 1 of the SE 1, Section 12,
Township 2 South, Range 21 East, Baker
County, Florida, said Lot 19 being more
particularly described as follows:
Commence at the SW corner of the NE
14 of the SW 14 of Section 12, Township
2 South, Range 21 East, Baker County,
Florida, and run N 88 Deg 54' 11" E,
along the South line of the NE 4 of the
SW 1 a distance of 30.00 ft to a point on
the E right of way line of a county graded
road; thence N 0 deg 22' 40" W along
said E right of way line, a county graded
road, 407.91 ft to a point at the intersec-
tion of said E right of way line and the N
right of way line of Pine Circle Road (a
50 ft right of way); thence N 89 deg 45'
09" E, along said N right of way line of
Pine Circle Road, 409.58 ft; thence N 0
deg 20'47" W, 386.08 ft to the POINT OF
BEGINNING; thence continue N 0 deg 20'
47" W 223.04 ft; thence N 67 deg 53'57"
E, 555.58 ft to a point on the Southwest-
erly right of way line of Pine Circle Road
(a 50 ft right of way), said point being
also on the arc of a curve concave to the
left, having a total central angle of 31 deg
04' 20" and a radius of 478.50 ft; thence
Southwesterly along the arc of said curve,
also along the Southwesterly right of way
line of Pine Circle Road, 139.86 ft; thence
S 49 deg 24'28" W, 472.08 ft, thence S
88 deg 47'07" W, 225.65 ft to the POINT
OF BEGINNING, said lot containing 3.14
acres, more or less, and lying wholly
within the NE 1 of the SW 1.
SUBJECT TO Deed of Restrictions as re-
corded in O/R Book 46, page 32 public
records of Baker County, Florida.
I shall offer this property for sale, at the front
entrance of the Baker County Courthouse, 339 E.
Macclenny Ave. in Macclenny, FL, County of Baker,
State of Florida, on September 21, 2010 at the hour
of 11: 00a.m., or as soon thereafter as possible. I
will offer for sale all of the party named in the Writ
of Execution, Luis A. Cordova, III, right, title and
interest in the aforesaid real property, at public
auction and will sell the same, subject to taxes, all
prior liens, encumbrances and judgments, if any,
to the highest and best bidder for CASH IN HAND.
The proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the
payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above
described execution. (NOTE: In accordance with
the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needing special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding should contact the Baker
County Sheriff's Office at (904) 259-0245 prior to
the date of the sale.)
JOEY B. DOBSON,
Sheriff of Baker County, Florida
By: Pamela L. Davis, D.S
/1i9-9/9
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
The Baker County District School Board will hold the
following PUBLIC HEARING on Monday, October 4,
2010, in the Baker County School Board Meeting
Room located at 270 South Boulevard East, Mac-
clenny, Florida, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Approval of the following School Board
Policy:
5.105 Dating Violence and Abuse
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED AND ENCOURAGED TO
ATTEND.
The documents will be available for preview at
the Baker County School Board Office located at
270 South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Florida be-
ginning Wednesday, August 25, 2010 (8:30 a.m.
-3:00 p.m.).
Sherrie Raulerson
Superintendent of Schools
S/26-9/30


In other theft reports involving vehicles:
Someone smashed a passenger window to gain
entry to a 2007 Ford belonging to Eleanor Lyons of
Glen St. Mary and parked brieflyin the lot beside the
Glen post office the morning of September 1.
Ms. Lyons reported her purse and contents in-
cluding $130 were taken.
She told Sgt. Tony Norman she saw a dark-col-
ored SUV leave the area where her vehicle was
parked for 10 minutes.
SJohn Orberg of Macclenny called police when he
realized a set of golf clubs valued at $325 was miss-
ing from the trunk of a 2010 Toyota parked outside
his Hunter's Ridge residence.
He told police the theft took place between Au-
gust 26 and September 1.
Jason Byrd of Baldwin told Deputy Shawn
Bishara someone damaged the paint on his 2002
Chevrolet pickup while it was parked outside his
girlfriend's residence on US 90 east in Macclenny
overnight on August 27.
An ex-boyfriend of the woman is suspected, but
he denied involvement in the incident and a previ-
ous one.



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10525 DUVAL LANE
MACCLENNY, FL 32063
e Phone (904) 259-4774
SThe following vehicles will be sold at public auction
September 24, 2010 at 8:00 am at A, R&R INC,
10525 Duval Lane, Macclenny, FL 32063.
2001 Honda Accord
SVIN#1HGCG66571A082465
2000 Kia Sephia
VIN#KNAFB1215Y5848788


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 02-2010-CA-000114
DIVISION:
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA DBA AMERICAS SERVIC-
ING COMPANY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUST-
EES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH,UNDER, OR AGAINST, GEORGE W.
RHODEN A/K/A GEORGE WRAY RHODEN, DE-
CEASED etal,
Defendantss.
/
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUST-
EES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH,UNDER, OR AGAINST, GEORGE W.
RHODEN A/K/A GEORGE WRAY RHODEN, DE-
CEASED
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENTADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose
a mortgage on the following property in BAKER
County, Florida:
A PART OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE
NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 31, TOWN-
SHIP 2 SOUTH, RANGE 22 EAST, BAKER
COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PAR-
TICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST COR-
NER OF SAID SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF NORTH-
WEST 1/4 AND RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES
19 MINUTES 24 SECONDS WEST ALONG
THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SOUTHEAST
1/4 OF NORTHWEST 1/4 A DISTANCE OF
300.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 07
MINUTES 23 SECONDS EAST, 224.87
FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 19
MINUTES 24 SECONDS EAST, 50.0 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 01 DEGREES 07 MIN-
UTES 23 SECONDS EAST, 25.76 FEET TO
ITS INTERSECTION WITH A POINT OF A
CURVE; SAID CURVE BEING CONCAVE
TO THE SOUTHEASTERLY AND HAVING A
RADIUS OF 35 FEET; THENCE EASTERLY
AROUND SAID CURVE A CHORD BEAR-
ING AND DISTANCE OF SOUTH 57 DE-
GREES 34 MINUTES 05 SECONDS WEST,
59.16 FEET TO THE POINT OF TANGENCY
OF SAID CURVE; THENCE SOUTH 01 DE-
GREES 07 MINUTES 23 SECONDS EAST
188.86 FEET, THENCE NORTH 89 DE-
GREES 19 MINUTES 24 SECONDS WEST
AND PARALLEL TO SAID NORTH LINE OF
SE 1/4 OF NORTHWEST 1/4 A DISTANCE
OF 318.08 FEET; THENCE NORTH 01 DE-
GREES 07 MINUTES 23 SECONDS WEST,
472.40 FEET TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH
SAID NORTH LINE OF SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF
NORTHWEST 1/4; THENCE SOUTH 89 DE-
GREES 19 MINUTES 24 SECONDS EAST,
ALONG SAID NORTH LINE, 318.08 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAIN-
ING 3.5 ACRES, MORE OR LESS.
has been filed against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses within 30
days after the first publication, if any, on Florida
Default Law Group, PL., Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is 9119 Corporate Lake Drive, Suite 300,
Tampa, Florida 33634, and file the original with this
Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief demanded in the
Complaint or petition.
This notice shall be published once each week for
two consecutive weeks in the The Baker County
Press.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this
3rd day of September, 2010.
Al Fraser
Clerk of the Court
By: T.A. Lovingood
As Deputy Clerk
Florida Default Law Group, PL.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
ASC-SPECFHLMC---F10032163
**See Americans with Disabilities Act
If you are a person with a disability who needs any
accommodation in order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance. Please contact:
Ms. Jan Phillips
Human Resources Manager
Alachua County Family/Civil Courthouse
201 E. University Avenue, Room 410
Gainesville, FL 32601
Phone: 352-337-6237
Fax: 352-374-5238
9/9-9/16
RE-ROOFING BID
The Baker County Board of Commissioners is so-
liciting bid proposals from Licensed and insured,
roofing contractors to supply materials and labor to
re-roof the vacant County jail located at 52 N. 3rd
St., Macclenny, FL.
This building is approximately 22,870 square feet.
A mandatory, pre-bid walk through will be held on
September 20th at 10 a.m. at the Baker County Ad-
ministration Building, 55 N. 3rd St., Macclenny, FL
Any Bids submitted by contractors on the bid open-
ing date who did not attend the pre-bid meeting will
be rejected. This is a mandatory pre-bid meeting.
Bid specifications may be obtained at the Baker
County Administration Building located at 55 North
3rd Street Macclenny. All bids are due by 4:00pm,
September 29, 2010.
9/9-9/16


1995 Chev C1500 Pickup
VIN#2GBEC19H6S1207743
2002 Ford F150
VIN#1FTRX17292NB90824
2002 Ford Focus
VIN#3FAFP31352R126623
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee
VIN#1J4GW58N61C614443
9/9
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 2010-DR-390
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF:
PAUL C. WILKERSON,
Petitioner/Husband,
and
MARSHA M. WILKERSON,
Respondent/Wife.

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Marsha M. Wilkerson
A dissolution of marriage action has been com-
menced against you in the Circuit Court of the
Eighth Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Flor-
ida, entitled In Re the Marriage of Paul C. Wilkerson
and Marsha M. Wilkerson.
You are required to file written defenses with the
clerk of the court and to serve a copy on petitioner's
attorney within 30 days after the first publication
of this notice. Petitioner's attorney is E. Barbara
Baris, Mannikko& Baris, P.O. Box 1667, Macclenny,
Florida 32063.
Dated on: August 26, 2010


q/9-q/9/


AL FRASER
AS CLERK OF THE COURT
By /s/Tammy A. Lovingood
As Deputy Clerk


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT, IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO.: 02-2010-DR-0332
IN RE: THE MATTER OF:
BREA JADE GENTRY, DOB 4-25-2004, and
BRAYDEN ELIAS HOLLOWAY, DOB 3-28-2007,
Minor children.


AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ELIZABETH NICOLE GENTRY
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
4960 RICHARDSON ROAD
GLEN ST. MARY, FLORIDA 32040
ROBBIE HOLLOWAY
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
DARRELL WAYNE GENTRY
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Verified Petition for
Temporary Custody of Minor Children by Extended
Family Member has been filed in this court. You are
required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if
any, to the action on the Petitioner's attorney whose
name and address is Hugh D. Fish, Jr. at P.O. Box
531, Macclenny, Florida 32063, on or before Sep-
tember 24, 2010, and file the original of the writ-
ten defenses with the Clerk of Court either before
service or immediately thereafter Failure to serve
and file written defenses as required may result in a
judgment or order for the relief demanded, without
further notice.
WITNESS my hand and Seal of this Court on this
19th day of August, 2010.


Hugh D. Fish, Jr.
Attorney at Law
34 S. 5th Street
Macclenny, Fl32063
Pone 904-259-6606
Q/I-Q/IQ


Al Fraser
as Clerk of the Court
BY: Sherri Dugger
Deputy Clerk


MEETING NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the Baker County Devel-
opment Commission will hold a meeting at Noon
on Monday, September 20, 2010, at the Commerce
Center, 20 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny,
Florida 32063.
The Commission will be discussing the 2010-2011
budget.
The public is invited to attend.
Polly Gore
Chairman
9/9
HIGGINBOTHAM'S TOWING & RECOVERY
7611 WEST MT. VERNON
GLEN ST. MARY, FL. 32040
Phone (904) 259-4375 FAX (904) 259-6146
The following vehicle will be sold at public auction
September 24, 2010 at 10:00 am, at Higginbo-
tham's Towing & Recovery, 7611 West Mt. Vernon,
Glen St. Mary, FL. 32040.
1987 Isuzu pick-up
VIN #JAABL14L4H0717028
2001 Ford Van
VIN #2FMZA514X1BA13952
9/9


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DIAMOND INC.
"FOR A QUALITY CUT"
CALL 282-5552 KENT WILLIAMS


CITY OF MACCLENNY

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS REGARDING

ANNEXATION OF CERTAIN LANDS CONTIGUOUS

TO THE CITY OF MACCLENNY AND COMPANION

AMENDMENTS TO THE CITY'S FUTURE LAND USE

MAP AND ZONING MAP

The City Commission of the City of Macclenny, Florida shall consider Ordinance No. 10-10, "ABILL TO BE
ENTITLED AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO ANNEXATION; PROVIDING FOR THE ANNEXATION OF
CERTAIN LANDS CONTIGUOUS TO THE CITY OF MACCLENNY; PROVIDING FOR ACCEPTANCE
OF A VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION REQUEST FROM AMERICAN ENTERPRISE BANK OF FLORIDA
OF PARCELS 08-3S-22-0000-0000-0230, 08-3S-22-0000-0000-0030, AND 08-3S-22-0000-0000-0035;
PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE." The Subject Property consists of approximately 3.18 acres
located on the east side of State Road 121, south of Interstate 10 interchange (see map below).

SYNOPSIS: Ordinance No. 10-10 involves an application for voluntary annexation of approximately
3.18 acres into the City of Macclenny. The Subject Property's Future Land Use Map ("FLUM") and
Zoning Map designations shall be changed from its Baker County designations to equivalent City
categories. Ordinance No. 10-10 will cause the Subject Property to be classified Industrial on the City's
FLUM and Industrial, Warehouse on the City's Zoning Map.

FIRST READING: A public hearing on the first reading
of the proposed Ordinance will be held on Tuesday,
September 14, 2010 in the City Commission Chambers at
CityHall, 118EastMacclennyAvenue, Macclenny, Florida. N .',oe r
There shall be no vote by the City Commission regarding
this Ordinance at this meeting. The City Commission
meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the public hearing
will be held shortly after the meeting is called to order.
Interested persons may appear at the hearing and be heard
regarding the adoption of the proposed amendment.

COMMISSION VOTE: A public hearing requiring City
Commission action on the proposed Ordinance will be held
on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 in the City Commission Re-
Chambers at City Hall, 118 East Macclenny Avenue, "
Macclenny, Florida. The City Commission meeting will
begin at 6:00 p.m. and the public hearing will be held
shortly after the meeting is called to order. Interested
persons may appear at the hearing and be heard regarding
the adoption of the proposed annexation. Jny Jo~h ~b

The complete legal description by metes and bounds
and the proposed Ordinance may be obtained from the
office of the City Clerk at City Hall on Monday through Friday during regular business hours. Should any
person decide to appeal any decision made as a result of this hearing, such person will need a record of the
proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record of these proceedings is made. In accordance with
the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate
in this proceeding should contact the City Manager at '" 14) 259-0972 at least 48 hours prior to the time of
the hearing.


0 0


'thursday, September 9, 2010


Page 6





THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS


'Olustee girl' returns to her roots


Nancy Waters signs on as BCMS band chief


KELLEY LANNIGAN
FEATURES
features@bakercountypress.com
The first day of class at Bak-
er County Middle School she
trooped through the halls playing
her saxophone to excite students
about music.
In the classroom, she breaks
into song to teach principles of
music, snapping her fingers to
the rhythm:
"I can make up a rap, I can
make up a rhyme, I can make it
work in three quarter time."
Musician and teacher Nancy
Waters, whose humble Olustee
origins did not prevent her from
seeing the world, has come back
to Baker County as the middle
school's new band director.
"Things have come full circle,"
said Ms. Waters, as she spoke last
week from behind her desk in her
newlypainted office in the middle
school's band building.
"A Baker County classroom is
where it all started for me and it's
only fitting that now I give back
to others what this county and
one man in particular, made it
possible for me to do."
She is referring to the late M.
C. Thompson, who taught mu-
sic and directed the high school
marching band in the 1960s and
1970s.
According to Ms. Waters,
Mr. Thompson began with noth-
ing and built a highly successful
band program in Baker County
schools.
"When I say he started with
nothing, I mean literally noth-
ing," she said. "That man took
a few students and taught them
to play flutophones. From that
developed a thriving marching
band that often won awards.
"He touched my life so much I
was inspired to be a teacher to do
for others what he did for me."
She flips through her "Senior
Moments" scrapbook from 1974.
Eighty percent of the book is
filled with music photographs,
mementos, musings, newspaper
clippings and awards even the
key to the old band room which
a teacher presented to her when
she graduated.
"Music was my life," she said.
It still is. After working in 40
countries, getting a doctorate in
education administration, di-
recting high school motivational
programs, two stints as a school
principal and numerous personal
and professional awards later, the
Olustee girl's journey continues.
And, according to Ms. Waters,
music made all of it possible.
Several weeks ago, the former
principal, who had been substi-
tuting as a band teacher in Pasco
County, Florida schools, traveled
to Macclenny to sing at the fu-
neral of a friend.
Upon hearing that the middle
school had an opening for band
director, she made a few phone
calls and before the dust could
settle, she had been hired.
"People have welcomed me
back with open arms. The enthu-
siasm has been overwhelming,"
she said. "Many of the current
staff at the middle school were
my former students."
This isn't the first time Ms.
Waters has taught music in
Baker County schools. After leav-
ing Baker County High School in
'74 she attended Brigham Young
University in Utah on a full mu-
sic and academic scholarship,
graduating in '79.
Afterward, back in Baker
County, she fully intended to find
a position as a band director, but
friend Joan Parker persuaded
her to take a position at Westside
Elementary.
"They needed a music teach-
er," said Ms. Waters. "And I
needed a job."
She taught music and began
working toward a master's de-
gree in administrative education.
In late '81, she took a position
for the next year and a half as a
music missionary in California,
teaching English through music
to Loatian and Vietnamese chil-
dren.
Then in '83, it was back to


Macclenny Elementary where
she worked until a position as
a saxophone player and scat
singer with Carnival Cruise Line
whisked her away.
"Then my mother passed
away," she said.
Ms. Waters was devastated.


She had been an only child, born
late to her parents. Her mother
had been a precious friend.
"That time was a struggle
for me," said Ms. Waters. "My
mother and I were so close. I
took her passing hard. Friends in
Oakland, California offered me a
place to stay while I worked out
my grief."
She emerged from that sad
time energized and ready to take
on a new challenge.
"I always wanted to know that
what I was doing would make a
real difference in people's lives,
especially young people, as I
didn't have any children of my
own," she said.
Ms. Waters designed and be-
gan presenting a motivational
program for public school stu-
dents called "B Postive: Follow
Your Dreams."
She soon became assistant
principal at San Lorenzo school
and then principal at John Muir
elementary school in California.
"John Muir was a Title One
school. When I arrived there
were kids out of control. There
were fights, kids flying across
tables, kids jumping over fences
leaving the campus.
"But we set standards, taught
life skills and character educa-
tion. One method was teaching
sign language to hearing students
so they could communicate with
the deaf students," she said.
It would be the most challeng-
ing work of her career, but in six
years, John Muir went from the
lowest performing school in the
district to becoming a national
blue ribbon recipient school. Ms.
Waters would travel to Washing-
ton, D.C. to be presented with the


Nancy Waters with band students.
award.
"John Muir won the Distin-
guished School Award and the
Title One Academic Achieve-
ment Award. It became a model
school," she said. "It was the most
challenging experience of my life
and we used music to do it."
In 2005, Ms. Waters moved
back to Florida, residing in the
Land o' Lakes area to help an
aunt who was in failing health.
Again, she was offered another
position as principal. That school
ended up earning an "A" grade.
"I'm a perfectionist," she said.
"The job becomes my entire life
if I'm not careful, because I want
the experience for the students to
be perfect."
After some soul searching,
she switched to substituting as a
band teacher instead. Teaching
was where her heart had always
been, where she was most per-
sonally fulfilled.
And now the young girl who
left Olustee so long ago has found
her way back to Baker County
once again.
"Helping teachers is what I
was about as a principal," she
said. "Being a teacher again is my
dream, touching lives like Mr.
Thompson did."
She has big plans for the
middle school band and even the
band room that includes some
considerable renovations and
other challenges.
"I want this place to be beauti-
ful and professional, a source of
pride where students look for-
ward to coming and spending
their time."
So far, shelving units that
were disassembled and serving
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together for storing instruments.
Painting of the interior has be-
gun. Because of virtually no band
budget, donations of "gently used
furniture" are being solicited. Im-
provements will be ongoing until
she "gets it right."
Ms. Waters is also hoping for a
small cadre of committed volun-
teers who will give their time and
energy to support the improve-
ments and the band program and
help raise funds.
The band students need in-
struction workbooks that cost
$10 each, which the school cur-
rently cannot provide. Eighty
workbooks are needed. Ms. Wa-
ters has faith that, somehow, the
funds will come.
"Mr. Thompson believed in
me and I believe in these won-
derful students and the opportu-
nities music can create for them,"
she says, a huge smile lighting
her face. "Somehow, we will find
a way."


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CHURCH AND OBITUARY NOTICE INFORMATION CONTACT US
Obituaries must be submitted in a timely fashion and have a local connection. Pictures are printed with By phone at 904.259.2400 or by fax at 904.259.6502. You can stop by our office located at 104 S. Fifth Street,
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that all news items be typed or emailed to insure accuracy in print. We are available online at www.bakercountypress.com


Norris Fennell,
79, of Ft. White
Norris Fennell, 79, of Ft.
White, Florida died September 1
at his residence following a brief
illness. He was born in O'Brien,
Florida and had resided in Ft.
White for the past 30 years.
He was the son of Wil-
liam Henry Fennell and Leona
Townsed Fennell of Suwannee
County, Florida. He retired after
17 years with the former Citizens
Bank of Macclenny as assistant
vice-president of collections. He
also retired after 30 years with
the Florida National Guard with
the rank of Sergeant E-7.
Survivors include wife Mary
Louise Fennell of Ft. White;
sons Joseph Norris Fennell of
TN and Gene K. Fennell of Mac-
clenny; step-daughter Mary
Jacklin Henderson of Shingle
Springs, CA; step-son George
Michael Darling of Hastings;
brother Carlton W. Fennell of
Jasper; sister Mary Ellen Green
of Gainesville; 11 grandchildren.
The funeral service was held
September 7 at Mikesville Pres-
byterian Church in Columbia
County with Rev. Herb Brown-
lee officiating, assisted by Rev.
Rhonda Cummings. Interment
followed at Ft. White Cemetery.
Guerry Funeral Home of Lake
City was in charge of arrange-
ments.

Mike Morris, 46,
dies September 1
Michael Vernon "Mike" Mor-
ris, 46, of Moniac, GA died sud-
denly on Wednesday, Septem-
ber 1 at his residence. He was
born in Boscobel, Wisconsin and
resided in Moniac the past 23
years. He was a cement finisher
for many years and a member of
the Moniac Baptist Church.
Mr. Morris is survived by
wife Alice F. Morris of Moniac;
son Jason Michael Morris of
St. George, GA; step-son Oli-
ver Crews of St. George, par-
ents Harold and Donna Morris
of Boscobel; sister Lisa Morris
Krohn of Minnesota; brothers
Gary Morris Tampa and Tony
Morris of Boscobel; grand-
daughters Emily Rose Morris of
St. George and Elizabeth Crews
of Moniac; several nieces and
nephews.
The funeral service was con-
ducted at 2:00 pm on Tuesday,
September 7 at his church with
Rev. Ricky Dyal officiating. In-
terment was in Moniac Cem-
etery.
Guerry Funeral Home of
Macclenny was in charge of ar-
rangements.


Revival Center
Pastor: Harold Finley
Sunday School 10:00 am
Sunday Service 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Service 7:30 pm
Come see the exciing things
the Lord is doing.
,Corner of Sapp Rd. and CR 229

Mt. Zion N.C.

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


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


Funeral Thursday
for Mrs. Raulerson
Irene Davis Raulerson, 89, of
Macclenny died on Thursday,
September 2 at Macclenny Nurs-
ing and Rehab after a lengthy
illness. She was born in Sand-
erson, the daughter of the late
Issac Richard Davis and Loma
Raulerson Davis, and lived in
Sanderson most of her life.
Mrs. Raulerson was a cook at
Walter's Truck Stop in Macclen-
ny for many years and attended
New Hope Church in Baker
County. She was predeceased by
husband Alfred Raulerson.
She is survived by daugh-
ters Katy L. (Doug) Quick and
Yvonne (Sammy) Harris, both
of Macclenny, and Brenda (Ron-
ald) Harvey of Sanderson; sons
Oscar (Stacy) Raulerson of Ho-
mossasa, FL, Dwayne (Jeanie)
Raulerson of Crystal River, FL,
Pender Raulerson of Taylor and
Steven (Marguerite) Raulerson
of Lakeland, FL; sisters Lu-
cinda Lauramore of Macclenny
and Joyce Wilkerson of Glen St.
Mary; brother Issac "Dick" Da-
vis of Macclenny; 29 grandchil-
dren and numerous great and
great-great grandchildren.
The funeral service will be
conducted at 2:00 pm on Thurs-
day, September 9 in the cha-
pel of Guerry Funeral Home in
Macclenny with Rev. J.C. Lau-
ramore officiating. Visitation
will be for one hour prior to the
service. Final disposition will be
by cremation.

In Loving Memory
of my Momma
Betty Barton
1/15/1935 9/11/2005
Dear Momma: It's hard to
believe it's been five years since
you have passed away. But I
know that you are happier and
healthier up in Heaven. I miss
you everyday and one day we
all will see you again. Until then
I just want to let you know we
all are doing well. Each day that
passes gets easier but the loneli-
ness and sadness of missing you
and Mark never goes away. I
love and miss you both always.
Momma, I hope Mark hasn't
dogged you too bad when the
Florida Marlins beat the Atlan-
ta Braves last weekend, but you
will get your turn soon to get
him back. I love you.
YOUR DAUGHTER,
KAREN BARTON CROSSMAN


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In Loving Memory In Loving Memory
of of
Stephen D. Crews Todd Allen Paige
2/07/1972 9/07/2002 4/29/1968 9/05/2009


Remembering you today and
everyday,
Holding you in our hearts al-
ways.
Till we meet again.
YOUR LOVING FAMILY


Sincere thanks
The family of Alvin Jerome
Lee Sr. would like to express its
thanks for the love and kindness
shown to us during our time of
sorrow and loss of our loved one.
Thanks for all the many phone
calls, cards, flowers, prayers
and the over-abundance of food
that was brought in every day
was so heartwarming. We knew
Alvin had lots of friends but
never dreamed he touched so
many lives. We will never forget
how he cared for the little chil-
dren they all loved him. He is
missed so much in our home, but
God knows best. We can only say
thanks to the many friends who
visited, consoled and the love
you showed our family. May God
forever bless you and keep you in
His care is our prayer.
Thanks,
The Lee Family
Gladys Symonette


Gone but not forgotten
Although it's been a year, our
memories of you are still fresh
in our minds.
The moments we shared and
the fun we had will never be for-
gotten.
'Thank God we were able to
share those moments together,
Toddy".
LOVE,
MAMA, DADDY, DARRIAN,
KEVIN, BRADLEY AND ALVIN









First Baptist Church
of Sanderson
CR 229 S., Sanderson FL
Sunday School ....... 10:00 am
Sun. Morning Worship. 11:00 am
Sun. Evening Worship .. 6:00 pm
Wed. Eve. Bible Study.. 7:00 pm
Pastor Bob Christmas
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23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Children's Church 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Services 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting 7:00 pm
Pastor J. C. Lauramore welcomes all



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And It's Where
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St Jame EpiscopatfCw6urc
Minnesota Ave. & 5th Street Macclenny
Paul Smith, Vicar ** 259-9198
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Intersection of CR 125 & 250 in Taylor .. 259-8353
Sunday school ~ 10:00.am
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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
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Jesus: The Way, The Truth and The Life
Sunday School 10:00A.M. Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 PM.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00A.M. Wed. Eve. Worship 7:30 PM.
Pastor Rev. Shannon Conner
North 6th Street Macclenny 259-3500























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Independent Pentecostal Church
Seventh St. & Ohio Ave., Macclenny


Sunday School
Sunday Morning Worship
Sunday Evening Worship
Wednesday Night Service
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Youth Programs


Sunday School
Common Ground Sunday
Common Ground Wed. (Teens)
God Kids Sunday
God Kids Wednesday


Associate Pastor
Tim Thomas
2594575


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


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


Youth Pastor
Gary Crummy


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


MACCLENNY
CHURCH OF CHRIST
573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am
Fellowship 10:30 am -11:00 am
Worship Services
11:00 am
'. Wed. Bible Study
4". 7:30 pm
.." ', Minister
Sam F. Kitching


The Road
to Calvary
Corner of Madison & Stoddard
Glen St. Mary
Rev. Tommy & Doris Anderson
Youth Director Margie Howard
Phone: 904-259-2213
Sunday School:............10:00 am
Sunday Morning Service .... 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Service ..... 6:00 pm
kWednesday Night.......... 7:30 pm





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SUNDAY SERVICES
Sunday School 9:30 am
Worship 10:45 am
& 6:00 pm


Dr. Edsel M. Bone
Senior Pastor


Church group travels to Ukraine...
This group of missionaries from the First Baptist Church of Macclenny posed in early August near the capital city
of Kiev while on a ten-day trip to the Ukraine to convert a church attic into three Sunday School classrooms and
a foyer. The group paid its own expenses, and endured daytime temperatures about ten degrees higher than in
north Florida with far fewer air conditioners to ease the heat. The Macclenny congregation paid for construc-
tion materials. Included in the delegation (not in order pictured) were Tim and Kristi Wilder, Bob Lambright, Tim
and Charles Lambright, Larry Rosenblatt, Jonathan Trippett, Cathy Fletcher, Bo Register, Mark Lancaster, Caroline
Rambo, Brianna Whiting, Ryan Colbert, Brian Dopson and Robin Johnson.
PHOTO COURTESY OF TIM WILDER


Adult testing
Baker County school district's
Career and Adult Education, lo-
cated at 523 W. Minnesota Av-
enue, will be administering the
adult test of basic skills on Sep-
tember 16. Registration begins
at 8:30 am, testing will be from
9:oo am to 1:oo pm.
Testing fee of $20 and valid
picture ID is required at time of
registration. Please bring exact
cost as no change will be available.
Call Cheryl Ward at 259-4110 or
Wanda Conner at 259-0403 with
any questions.

Patriot day
The Baker County High
School's junior ROTC unit is hav-
ing its third annual patriot day
observance Thursday, Septem-
ber 9 from 6:30 8:00 pm at the
school cafetorium. The public is
invited and encouraged to come.


In Loving Memory
of
Freddie Lee Thompson
9/08/1944 5/06/1989
Forever didn't go far.
Together didn't last.
Twenty-one years have pas-
sed, we'll never forget the day
Mom came home and said, "God
has called another angel home
today." The void and sorrow
remains the same, we wish you
were here, but up above you're
watching from the sky, keeping
your eyes near. Even though
you live in a better place, in our
hearts you'll always stay. In
the Bible Psalm 68:5, God says,
"He'll be a father of the father-
less and a judge of the widows,
is God in His holy habitation."
So we'll claim God's promises
and keep pressing on, because
even though we want you here,
God needed you with Him. We
love and wish you a very Happy
66th birthday, FT.
LOVE,
YOUR WIFE JESSIE M.
CHILDREN NAIMI, MARLON,
ELIJAH, ELMORE, ALI, LEATHA
AND ROMAN
GRANDCHILDREN SAPHIRE,
JOEY, KAMOREN, SAMMY,
LI'MIRRA,
KAYLEE, ELMORE JR. AND RAM-
ELLO


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METHODIST CHURCH
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Sunday School 10:00 am
Sunday Porning Service 11:00 am
Sunday Night Service 6:00 pm
Wed. Night Service 7:50 pm
Pastor Allen Crews
Assistant Pastor Timothy Alford
Youth Pastor Brian Poole


WEDNESDAY SERVICES
Prayer & Bible Study 6:45 pm
Awana for Children 6:45 pm
Youth Group 6:45 pm


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An loving emoiy

katAh Ann 7Mlt/on
Aidgust 13, 1937 Septembea 8, ."'.'
We knew the time was nearing that God was going to call
your name. It broke our hearts for you to leave, but you
did not go alone, for part of us went with you the day God
called you home.
In life we loved you dearly and in death we do the same.
You left us peaceful memories and a precious love that
still lives within our hearts.
Though we cannot see you, your sweet smile and loving
memories are at our side. Our family chain is broken and
nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one the
Chain will link again.
Love, Your Family
Jimmy, Robin & Steve, Mark & Terri, Austin & Tonya,
grandchildren and great-grandchildren



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September 12-15

Sunday service I 1:00 am & 6:00 pm
Dinner on the ground following the morning service
Monday -Wednesday 7:00 pm

Nursery provided
Pastor Donnie E.Williams
523 NORTH BOULEVARD ~ MACC


PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN

Club fetes Forestry Queen
2010 Florida Teen Miss Forestry Queen Faith Finley stands with Macclenny
Women's Club president Sidney Ferreira during the club's membership break-
fast meeting August 17. The Women's Club sponsored the first county forestry
pageant last spring. Miss Finley will compete in the upcoming national For-
estry Pageant in Georgia in September.The club is adding an evening meeting
this year to accommodate working women who cannot attend meetings dur-
ing the day as well a program to award "mini grants" to public school teachers
involved with visual and performing arts. The Women's Club serves and sup-
ports the community through public affairs, international affairs, homelife, the
arts, education and conservation.


First Baptist Church
of Macclenny
"It Feels Like Home"
372 S. Sixth Street at W. Minnesota Ave.


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SOCIAL NOTICE SUBMISSION INFORMATION CONTACT US
Birth announcements, wedding notices and social events (military service notes and school graduations) must By phone at 904.259.2400 or by fax at 904.259.6502. You can stop by our office located at 104 S. Fifth Street,
be submitted within four weeks of the event. All news and advertising must be submitted to the newspaper
office prior to 5:00 p.m. on the Monday prior to publication, unless otherwise noted or arranged. It is requested Macclenny, FL or mail your submission to PO Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063.
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'College SADD chapter SchoolLunch
Students at Baldwin Middle- M ENU
Senior High School recently September 13 September 17
n g t formed a chapter of SADD (Stu- Offered everyday:
dents Against Destructive Deci- Cold lunch plate of chef salad
Florida Gateway College will sions). with wheat roll or crackers and
host its 24th annual College Amy Thomas, the school's dessert (when offered) 1% lowfat
Night on Tuesday, Sept. 21, at campus police officer, is the white milk, 1/2% lowfat flavored
the college's Howard Conference chapter sponsor and said the milk, orange juice.
Center. club is dedicated to preventing ip i
The event, which highlights activities like underage drinking 1/'i. September 13
collegesanduniversiiesthrough- aciviies like underage drinking Breakfast: Pancake and sausage on a
olleg es and universities takehro and drug use, impaired driving, stick, fruit juice and milk
out the southeast, will take place teen violence and suicide. Lunch: Tasty chili with beans and a
from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. "Teens sometimes make poor wheat roll or ham and cheese sandwich,
The annual event is open to choices when it comes to drugs choice of 2 sides: baked potato rounds,
all FGC and area high school stu- and alcohol, without realizing raw veggies with lowfat ranch dressing,
dents, parents and individuals to the harmful consequences," said chilled fruit choice
explore educational opportuni- Officer Thomas. Tuesday, September 14
ties in higher education. "I'm hoping our SADD chap-
Mr. Dugger-Ms. Crews Colleges and universities ter ill be a positive influence Breakfast: Breakfast burrito, peach
from Florida, Georgia and Ala- slices, milk
November bama will be represented. Tho on our school and community. Lunch: Slice of pepperoni pizza or
Nov er ama will be represd to enteda. The She and students will launch chunky chicken noodle soup with a
confirmed to attend are Saint
The parents of Caytlin Crews .activities throughout the school homemade what roll, choice of 2 sides:
and Gary Dugger of Macenny Flo rida, Florida State University of year, and explore ways to get seasoned mixed vegetables, tossed salad
are pleased to announce their Florida, Florida State University support and funding from the with dressing, chilled fruit choice and
engagement and upcoming mar- sBethune-Cookman University, community, gelatin with whipped topping
age Thomas University, Troy Uni- SADD was founded in 1981 as Wednesd, September 15
The bride-to-be is the daugh- Tukegee Univerity, Students Against Drunk Driving
ter of Joey and Kathy Crews of Mrs. and Mr. Covington among others. Guests will have and has evolved into the present Breakfast: Sausage biscuit, peach slices
the opportunity to speak one-on- day organization with and milk
Macclenny, and the intended To celebrate their 60th anniversary one with college representatives chapters in middle schools, high wheat roll or grilled ham and cheese
groom is the son of Ronald Dug- in attendance, as well as faculty schools and colleges sandwich, choice of 2 sides: golden corn,
ger of Sanderson. Tom and Joanne Covington of Macclenny will celebrate their 6oth and staff members from FGC. schools and colleges. sandwich, choice of 2 sides: golden fruit
The couple will marry No- wedding anniversary Sunday, September 12 at the Macclenny Woman's For more information, con- juice fruit
vember 13, 2010 at the Hilliard Club House, 144 Fifth Street. tact the FGC Recruiter's office at juice
Mansion in Hilliard, FL. They invite their friends to join them between the hours of 3:00 (386) 754-4246, or visit www.fge. OH M Thursday,
g6:oo pm for an informal gathering. No gifts please, just bring yourself edu. Sa7t A Breakfast: Cereal with slice of toast,
Dougl ss reunion and a smile, casual dress. fruit juice and milk
The annual Douglass family Built to order Lunch: Mexican burrito with salsa or
reunion will be Sunday, Septem- SC H O O L A C T IV IT IES chicken nuggets with a homemade wheat
ber 19 at the Lake Butler Commu- SC H O O L A CThe Baker County High School roll, choice of 2 sides: green beans with
construction/carpentry students new potatoes, creamy coleslaw, chilled
nity Center, 155 NW Third Street, September 10 Foot I @ Callahan, 6:00 p.m. build pump houses, tool sheds, fruit choice and fruit crisp
Lake Butler. build pump houses, tool sheds,
Activities willstartat o:oo amBCHS: Football @ trinity, Sept ber 6 storage building, picnic tables, Friday, September 17
andcontinueuntil4:00 m. 7:30 p.m. BCHS: Volleyball @ Union dog houses, bookshelves, etc. Breakfast: Toasted cheese sandwich,
September 13 County, 5:30 p.m. Junior Var- all at very reasonable prices. fruitjuice and milk
'lPRESS CLASSIFIEDS BCMS: Volleyball Usa Su- sityy ball vs. West Nassau Please contact Terry Clardy at Lunch: Sloppy Joe on a bun or beef
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SEPTEMBER 9, 2010


SPORTS NOTICE SUBMISSIONS CONTACT US
We welcome your sports submissions for youth league, traveling league or individual athletic achievements. By phone at 904.259.2400 or by fax at 904.259.6502. You can stop by our office located at 104 S. Fifth Street,
The paper reserves the right to publish submissions. It is requested that all news items be typed or emailed to Macclenny, FL or mail your submission to PO Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063.
insure accuracy in print. We are available online at www.bakercountypress.com


Coach Sulkowski

speaks to Rotary

about'12-11-10'
Baker County High School football coach Ryan
Sulkowski spoke to the local Rotary club's weekly
meeting September 2. The coach shared his thoughts
on the Wildcats 7-3 win over West Nassau in a rain
soaked Kick-off Classic exhibition game August 27.
"We're still trying to get the mud out of our new uni-
forms and shoes," he joked. Rotarians listened with in-
terest to what the team was doing to prepare for its
first home game against Crescent City September 3.
Coach Sulkowski also told the group about the team's
motto 12-11-10 (December 11, 2010) that he intro-
duced during the summer workouts. "That date is sig-
nificant because somebody from Class 2A will be in
Orlando in the state championship and I want it to be
us," he said. "Making 12-11-10 the motto makes that
date a goal the Wildcats are always thinking about."
PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN


Netters lo
It's been a rough start of the
season for the Lady Wildcat vol-
leyball team.
The girls have felt something
like refugees during pre-season
practice. A broken water main
over the summer forced them
from the gym into temporary
quarters at the First Baptist
Church of Glen St. Mary.
"It is hard to get a good qual-
ity practice in when both JV and
varsity squads are practicing at
the same time," said Coach Chris
Armoreda. "But we will make it
through all of this. We just can-
not wait for our home gym to
be repaired in time for our first
home match of the season."


se opener
The girls started the season
with a tough five-set loss to Hill-
iard on the road August 30. The
girls went back and forth with
the Flashes before losing 17-25,
25-17, 24-26, 25-18 and 10-15.
"We tried different line-up
combinations during the match.
We just wanted to see what
worked and what did not work,"
said Armoreda. "Every player
was able to see some playing time
and it provided them with valu-
able experience."
The Cats got a strong opening
game from Logan Raulerson, Jor-
dan Hand and Kayla Holland.
The girls will travel to Trinity
on September 14 before opening


to Flash
at home on September 20.
Varsity players include seniors
Jordan Hand (C) and Ashley
Stuhr; juniors Logan Raulerson
(C), Caitlyn Smith, Cati Fraze,
Kallie Raulerson, Tori Paulson,
Stephanie Collett and Chelsea
Ruise; sophomores Kayla Hol-
land (C), Brooke Roberts and
Regean McKendree
Junior varsity players are:
Baylee Barber, Sydney Albino,
Taylor Jones, Mallory Osteen,
Sara Pettyjohn, Taylor Hodges,
Stephanie Gross, Alexis Smith,
Britnney Midyette, Rebecca Wil-
liams, Taylor Hancock, Candace
Clack and Jenny Solgaard.


Scholarship winners are sought


Baker High graduates who
received college scholarships in
any sport or activities including
cheerleading, band and other ar-
eas, are invited to be on hand at
the Wildcat football game Theme
Night on September 17.
Special recognition will be
given to these former students
starting at 7:oo pm.
If you would like to be part of
the program, contact Jane Rho-
den at 259-3809 on or before
Tuesday, September 14, and
leave your name, the year you
graduated from BCHS, the uni-
versity or college you received
the scholarship from and in what
sport or activity.
Participants can also include
professional information, and
the Theme Night Committee is
seeking any BCHS grad who was
drafted into a professional sport.
Persons who miss the contact
deadline can still participate by
bringing an index card with the
information to the field conces-
sion stand just outside the sta-
dium gate by 6:45.


A family member is welcome
to fill in for persons unable to be


there that night, or for those who
are deceased.


Bobcats

score 38

in opener
The middle school's Bobcats
football team sent a top-ranked
squad from Camden County, GA
home September 7 with a 38-20
defeat.
"It was a great victory," Coach
George McDuffie said of the
home opener at Memorial Sta-
dium. "It sure felt good to beat
a powerhouse like that. The kids
really put out a great effort."
Camden has the top-ranked
program in the state of Georgia
and their high school squad is
ranked sixteenth in the nation.
The Bobcats are coming off
a 2-2 season where they split in
conference games. McDuffie is
looking for improvement this
season, however.
"We are mainly a power run-
ning game but we are trying to
work in some spread," he said.
Since the high school oper-
ates out of the spread offense,
McDuffie is trying to familiarize
his players with it.
Like the Wildcats, the Bobcats
platoon a pair of quarterbacks.
Jacob Carter and Cuyler McCrae
split time behind center. Their
top receiving target is Blaine
Merchant.
McDuffie knew that meeting
up with Camden County would
be a challenge for the young Bob-
cats, but he welcomed it.
"It will definitely help us in
getting ready for our conference
games," he said.
The Bobcats will travel to Cal-
lahan next Tuesday, September
14, in a non-conference test be-
fore taking on Lake City in their
first conference game.


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2005 Keystone Outback camper, 31',
large slide, excellent condition, $14,500.
904-762-8566. 9/9p
2004 Yamaha Blaster $1700 OBO. 904-
813-8269. 9/2-9/9p
2009 Polaris Ranger 4x4, special edition
XP, black, very nice, like new, 120 hours,
lots of extras, $9,500 OBO. 591-2640.
8/5tfc
Three piece living room set, gold/cream
with brown wooden accents $100 OBO.
One stove, white $40. 259-3049.
9/2-9/9p
Bankruptcies, divorce, wills and any
other court documents prepared, no-
tary service. Call John Swanson at 257-
9033. 6/17tfc
Large solid pine office/computer desk,
$250.259-6162. 9/2-9/9p
Artists. Oils, acrylics, water colors,
Canvases, drawing pads and much
more. On sale now. The Office Mart, 110
S. Fifth Street, 259-3737. tfc
2004 Back Yamaha Vstar 650, 20,000
miles, $3800. 904-316-9275. 9/9-9/30p
Green leather couch and matching
sofa, show room quality, $550. 904-303-
7002. 9/2-9/9p
Wolff system tanning bed, 24-bulb, dark
tanning, bulbs good for 1000 hours,
$900 OBO. Call Katie after 5:00 pm, 962-
5945. 9/9p
2004 Carolina Skiff, 14' with four-stroke
Yamaha 15 hp. engine, stick steering
with tilt and trim, front and rear auto-
matic anchor, galvanized trailer, custom
made boat cover, very low hours looks
like new, $4000. 591-2640. 9/9tfc





Babsitting in my home, near 125 and
127, any hours, all ages. David's Bridal
wedding dress, size 14. 838-2287.
9/9-9/30p
Breast cancer fundraising event Satur-
day, September 25th, 9:00 am 6:00 pm
at Heritage Park. Family fun, food and
entertainment. If you are interested in a
booth or donating your musical talents,
please call 904-207-4829. 9/2-9/9p
Cleaning service, licensed and insured.
Call Melissa 259-5260. 8/26-9/16p
Two Miniature Pomeranians, you just
have to see them. One tri-party, one
black and white. Call Carlene 254-7003
or 259-6230. Asking $375 each, one
male and one female. 9/9p
Happy Jack Mange Medicine promotes
healing and hair growth to any mange,
bare spot, on dogs and horses without
steroids. Glen cash store. 259-2391.
www.happyjackinc.com 8/19-9/9p
Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $65 adoption fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc





Male Beagle with red collar went miss-
ing 8/30 from Mudlake Road/CR125
area. If found please call 259-1808.
9/9p





Notice to readers:
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
money or making other commitments


based on statements and/or promises;
demand specifics in writing. You can also
call the Federal Trade Commission at 1-
877-FTC-HELP to find out how to spot
fraudulent solicitations. Remember: if it
sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
- The Baker County Press
Salesman wanted at Wayne Frier Home
Center of Macclenny. Interviews on
Thursday between 10:00 am and 1:00
pm. Walk-in only. 5293 Woodlawn Road
in Macclenny. 9/9c
Satellite installer needed, experience
required. Please call Brad's Electronics
662-488-0087. 9/2-9/9p


Heavy duty diesel mechanic needed,
Travel Centers of America, Baldwin loca-
tion, 1024 US 301 South. Driver's license
required. Please apply to Mark Holmes,
Shop Manager. 904-266-4281, ext. 22.
10/ltfc
Medication Specialist-Outpatient men-
tal health clinic seeking candidate with
experience in a medical or pharmacy
setting to assist individuals in complet-
ing medication applications and assist
the physician during clinic visits. Offers a
competitive salary and benefits package.
Email aprilraymond@dcf.state.fl.us or
call 904-259-6211, ext. 1157 for a 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. If an accommoda-
tion is needed in order to participate in
the application process, please contact
the appropriate servicing Human Re-
source office. 9/9p
Drivers, CRST needs you. Immediate
opportunities. No CDL, no problem.
CDL training available. Great benefits
and start earning $750-$800/week. Call
today 1-866-457-6236. 9/9-9/30p





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All real estate advertising in this news-
paper is subject to the Fair Housing Act
which makes it illegal to advertise "any
preference, limitation or discrimina-
tion based on race, color, religion, sex,
handicap, familiar status or national
origin, or an intention, to make any such
preference, limitation or discrimination."
Familial status includes children under
the age of 18 living with parents or legal
custodians, pregnant women and people
securing custody of children under 18.
This newspaper will not knowingly ac-
cept any advertising for real estate which
is in violation of the law. Our readers are
hereby informed that all dwellings adver-
tised in this newspaper are available on
an equal opportunity basis. To complain
of discrimination, call HUD toll free at
1-800-669-9777. The toll free telephone
number for the impaired is 1-800-927-
9275.
4 BR, 2 BA mobile home on 114 acres,
corner lot fenced in with two-car carport,
located near 125 and 127, $65,000. By
appointment only. 386-984-1063.
9/9-9/30p
2000 Doublewide 28 x 80, 5 BR, 3
BA, dining room, kitchen and den with
fireplace, front and back porch, on one
acre. Moving, must sell make offer.
259-2749. 9/2-9/9p
3 acres, high and dry, fish pond, homes
or mobile homes, set-up included, owner
financing. 912-843-8118. 2/22tfc
FSBO, 4 BR, 2 BA, 2486 SF, one acre lot/
Macclenny II. Built in 2007, $209,900.
904-545-1413. 9/2-10/7p
FSBO, 2500 SF brick home on five acres,
Hills of Glen, 11536 Confederate Lane. 4
BR, 3 BA, great room with wood burning
fireplace, double garage and detached
garage workshop, asking $239,000. Call
259-9582 or 553-4165. 8/5-9/23p
FSBO, 10 acre tract on Folsom Road,
fully wooded, high and dry, $99,900.
904-545-1413. 9/2-10/7p





1 BR mobile home, $375/month, $375
deposit. 259-8140. 9/9tfc
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home, service ani-
mals only, $500/month, $500 deposit.
653-2157,314-4762. 9/2-9/16p
2 BR, 2 BA mobile home, new H/A, new
appliances, extra clean, service animals
only, $650 deposit, $650/month. 259-
2121. 7/1tfc
Mobile homes. 2 and 3 BR, A/C, service
animals only, $500-$575 plus deposit.
904-860-4604. 3/17tfc
3 BR, 1 BA house in Sanderson, fenced
in yard, storage building, ten miles to
Macclenny, large living room, mud
room/laundry room, new kitchen cabi-
nets and windows, quiet neighborhood,
extra clean, $750/month, first last plus
one month security. 845-343-3966.
9/9p
3 BR, 2 BA house, $850/month, first, last
and $300 security. 259-2563. 9/9tfc
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home, $300 deposit,
$580/month. 259-2787. 9/2-9/9p
1 and 2 BR apartments available quiet
established neighborhood, service
animals only, $500-$550/month. Call for
deposit information. 259-8444. 8/26tfc
2 BR, 1 /2 BA mobile home, $525/month,
$525 deposit. Garbage, water, sewage
and lawn care included. 912-843-8165
or 904-219-2690. 8/26tfc
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home, large lot,
screened porch, washer/dryer, $600/
month, $500 deposit. Available October
1.813-5558. 9/9-9/30p
2 or 3 BR mobile home for rent on 2
acre. Service animals only, garbage
pickup, sewer, water and lawn mainte-
nance provided, rent $385-$550, family


neighborhood. 912-843-8118; 904-699-
8637. 10/29tfc


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3 BR, 1 BA singlewide trailer, one acre
fenced yard, Glen St. Mary, $650/
month, $650 deposit, no smoking. Call
Phyllis 904-275-2800. 9/2-9/9p
3 BR, 2 BA, A/C, $850/month, $850
deposit. 813-3091. 9/2tfc
3 BR, 1 BA home on Pierce Road, Glen
St. Mary, two-car carport, no carpet.
Rent $600 with first and last rent and
security deposit. Six month lease re-
quired. Call 759-2913 or 259-2035.
9/9p
Homes and mobile homes for rent
from $750-850 monthly. 259-2255 or
813-1580. 11/13tfc
1200 SF house, 3 BR, 2 BA on three
acres, $800/month, $500 deposit. Call
904-591-8049. 9/9-9/16p
2 BR apartment, 231 S. Third Street,
$595/month, $500 deposit. 259-9797.
8/26tfc
3 BR, 1/ BA, doublewide, screened
back porch, must see. $700/month,
first, last and $400 deposit. For more
information call 259-4871. 9/2-9/9p
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home on one acre
in Glen St. Mary, $800/month, first and
$800 deposit. Service animals only.
904-259-3805. 9/9-9/16p
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2 permanent camping spots on Santa
Fe and Suwannee River point, close to
boat ramps, year round rental, $300/
month each, includes power. 259-9066.
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Professional offices for rent. Crockett
building, downtown Macclenny, off
street parking, conference room use
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are essential. Only $250 per month,
includes utilities. Very large office, with
private restroom also available for $370.
Call 904-259-5361. 9/2-9/23p
Commercial space available, SR 121,
900-2700 SF, $10-$12 per square foot.
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Friday and Saturday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, 5454 Woodlawn Road 36" TV
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Saturday, 8:00 am-2:00 pm, Celebration Park, Glen St Mary. Baker
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electronics, furniture, sports and yard equipment, tools, toys, clothes
and more. Baked goods, drinks, hamburgers, hot dogs, competition
style BBQ pork. All proceeds go to support the band programs at Baker
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Dollar and a deed, Can get you a 2011
3 BR, 2 BA with many upgrades for only
$275/month. 904-783-4619. 9/2-9/9p
Huge 4/2 home newly remodeled, ply-
wood floors adn fireplace, lots of room.
Only 32,000. Call John 836-752-1452.
9/9-9/30c
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must go. Let's deal 866-605-7255.
9/10tfc
Bank repo, doublewide 3/2 open floor
plan for only $15,000. Call John 386-
752-1452. 9/9-9/30c
Used 16x80, 2 BR, 2 BA, will deliver, only
$14,900. 904-783-4619. 9/2-9/9c
28 x 80, 4/2 must sell, asking $39,900.
Will take bast offer. Call John 386-752-
1452. 9/9-9/30c
Homes of Merit, 2005 3 BR, 2 BA only
$19,900. 904-783-4619. 9/2-9/9c
Over stocked repos, starting at $5000
and up. Bank loss is your gain. Call John
386-752-1452. 9/9-9/30c
Never before titled, All warranties apply.
Only $39,900. 904-783-4619. 9/2-9/9c
1/1, brand new 2011 model for only
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Trinity will be

BOB GERARD I SPORTS
After an exciting start to the season with a 40-0
rout of Crescent City, the Wildcats will need to im-
mediately change gears and begin to prepare for
Trinity Christian. The Conquerors are the state run-
ners up and sit atop the Florida Times-Union power
poll.
The Conquerors defeated the Wildcats last season
21-7 and went on to an undefeated regular season
before falling to American Heritage in the state title
game. They opened their regular season last week-
end with a 32-14 win over Episcopal.
The Conquerors are stacked with talent. Verlon
Dorminey is one of the most experienced coaches
in the state and knows how to get the best out of his
charges. They will also be meeting BCHS on their
home field and they don't stumble very often at
home.
They have 16 seniors on the squad and a pair of
talented offensive players who could be Division 1
prospects. Andrew Buie gave the Wildcats fits last
season and Ahmad Christian is equally dangerous.
Buie mixes it up at running back and quarterback
where he looks a lot like last year's Wildcat quarter-
back Darvin Ruise in his ability to run and pass. As
good as Christian is as an offensive player, he is even
better as a cornerback.


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Buie and Christian operate behind a big, physi-
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the Wildcats will be stopping these pair of talented
backs.
The offense started a little slow on Friday and
fell behind to the Eagles. But the defense forced five
turnovers including a pair of interceptions by Nick
Washington that turned the game around in the sec-
ond half.
Episcopal was able to throw the ball against
Trinity but quarterback Josh Reber had four of his
passes intercepted. If the Cats can play smart and
keep down the turnovers the passing game could be
successful.
What the Conquerors have going for them is a
winning attitude and plenty of experience. It will be
a physical game, but the Wildcats are as strong as
anybody and a physical game falls right into their
hands. If the Cats can out-push the Trinity offensive
line and the linebackers and safeties can stop Buie
and Christian from turning the corer, it's anybody's
game.
This is definitely not a game for the fainted heart-
ed. It is also not a game to miss. It could be one for
the ages.


Cat opponents: how they fared...


BOB GERARD I SPORTS
The BCHS Wildcats couldn't
have had a much better start to
the football season than their
40-0 shutout of the Crescent City
Raiders. Here's a look at how
some of the other teams on the
Cats' schedule fared on opening
night.
The Baldwin Indians romped
to a 33-26 win over Eagles View.
Junior running back Zaybreion
Gunter rushed for three touch-
downs, but it was safety Darius
Nash who provided most of the
big plays. Nash returned an inter-
ception for 60 yards and a touch-
down at the end of the first half.
Then, when Eagles View scored
to narrow the gap in the second
half, he returned the kickoff 82
yards for an answering score.
Trinity Christian came from
behind to defeat Episcopal 32-
14. The Eagles jumped out to an
early lead and held it into the
third period when Ahmad Chris-
tian ran 49 yards for the score
that put Trinity ahead to stay.
Christian had 135 yards rushing
on the night. Trinity forced five
turnovers including a pair of in-
terceptions by Nick Washington.
Quarterback Sam Smiley led
the Raines Vikings to a 21-14 win
over rival Jackson. Smiley scored
running the ball and throwing
it and the Raines defense was
very tough on the night. Darius


Masline had 86 yards on 17 car- listen 22-6.
ries to lead the Vikes. Suwannee County defeated
The Bradford Tornadoes Hamilton County 21-6.
stopped Keystone Heights 19-7. West Nassau defeated Engle-
Alachua Santa Fe lost to Wil- wood 40-19.


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An opening blowout for Cats! o Pai"' y


Offensive

blitz puts

up 40 pts.
BOB GERARD | SPORTS
If there were any concerns
after the Wildcats shaky start
in the Kickoff Classic, they were
wiped away Friday at home in an
emphatic 40-0 win over the Cres-
cent City Raiders. The Wildcats
were impressive in many respects
and had a first half that any coach
would envy.
If anything overshadowed the
fine offensive display, it was the
equally impressive defensive ef-
fort. The Wildcat defense totally
dominated the Raiders. They al-
lowed them only one first down
on the night and none in the first
half. They shut down the run-
ning game and limited the pass-
ing game to just one play of any
merit.
They also kept the Raiders off
the ball by forcing turnovers. The
defense forced six turnovers and
recovered five of them. It was a
nightmare for first-year Raider
coach Quintin Lewis.
While everything seemed to
be going wrong for the Raiders, it
couldn't have been better for the
Wildcats. They scored early and
often and took a 37-0 lead at the
half.
Baker High got off to a flying
start, with quarterback Jeremy
Wannamaker scoring from 3
yards out to cap a six-play 65-
yard drive.
Baker County got the ball
right back after JaRon Wilson
intercepted a Benny Norris pass
at the 36-yard line. Though the
Raiders held the Wildcats and
Wannamaker's 42-yard field goal
attempt bounced off the left up-
right, there was no relief for the
Raiders.
Norris almost turned the Raid-
er fortunes around with a long
pass that went through Jerrell
Oxendine's outstretched hands.
But on the next play, the fresh-
man scrambled to avoid a rush
from linebacker William Weaver.
He tried to dump the ball off to a
running back and instead safety
Maurice Baker caught it in stride
and ran the ball in from 3 yards
out to put the Raiders in a two-
touchdown hole.
The Raiders then kept digging
the hole deeper. Hunter Sullivan
recovered a fumble and Kendrick
Sampson ran in from 15 yards
out.
With seconds gone in the
second quarter, Sullivan picked
up another Raider fumble and
tailback Falon Lee scored on a
15-yard run up the middle.
If Crescent City thought things
couldn't go any worse they were
wrong. When their next series
stalled, the punter watched the
ball go over his head for a safety.
The Wildcats scored again
on an outstanding run by Wan-
namaker and the Raiders went
into the locker room with -1 yard
rushing and -1 yard passing in
the half. The Cats entered the
half with 93 yards rushing and
88 passing.
The breakneck pace slowed a
little in the second half. The Wild-
cats scored again on their first
drive. Wannamaker showed that
he was a triple threat who could
run, pass and kick. He nailed an
impressive 46-yard field goal that
had plenty of distance left in it to
finish the scoring at 40-0.
As exciting as the game was
for Wildcat fans, there are plenty
of talking points for the coaching
staff to deal with at practice this
week as the Wildcats head into a
tough game at Trinity Christian.
The Cats had some trouble
holding onto the ball for the sec-
ond straight week. They fumbled


PHOTO BY JUDJOHNSON
Kendrick Singleton during Crescent City game September 3.


three times, losing two, and the
quarterbacks gave up a pair of
interceptions. Jerrell Oxendine
stepped in front of Thomas Sirk
to rob the Wildcats of a touch-
down.
Defensively the Cats allowed
the Raiders only 26 yards of total
offense (43 passing and -17 rush-
ing). The Cats had strong perfor-
mances from the offensive line,
from quarterback Jeremy Wan-
namaker, running back Falon Lee
and a number of defensive play-
ers including Sullivan, Wheeler,
Dekimby Hogan, JaRon Wilson
and Roland Gaskins.
Baker High faces one of its
toughest tests of the season on
Friday when it takes on state run-
ners-up Trinity Christian on the
road. The Wildcats seek to avenge
a 21-7 loss to the Conquerors last
season.


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