The Baker County press
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Title: The Baker County press
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Publisher: Tate Powell
Place of Publication: Macclenny Fla
Creation Date: January 18, 2007
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Paid circulation leader Winner of22 state and national awards forjournalism excellence in 2006

77th Year, Vol. 39 Thursday, January 18, 2007 Macclenny, Florida 500


votes to



Amidst gproprotests
at Tuesday hearing
The Baker County Commis-
sion voted following an hour-
plus hearing the evening of
January 16 to change the zon-
ing of two lots off Estates Road
near Macclenny. II allowing
construction of homes on half-
acre lots.
The split decision came after
a dozen residents of that neigh-
borhood, most living in Mac-
clenny II, urged the commis-
sion to leave the zoning alone
and entice landowners George
Knabb Jr. and J.C. Walton to
construct homes on single-acre
tracts similar to those in the
bordering subdivision.
At the close of the public
hearing, one of four dealing
with zoning that evening, Com-
missioner Gordon Crews drew
the support of Alex Robinson
and Julie Combs to grant. the
zoning change. Commission
Chairman Mark Hartley and
member Mike Griffis dissent-
Mr. Knabb and Mr. Walton
argued the change constituted a
vast improvement to the neigh-
borhood because it removed
an eyesore single-wide trailer
from the entrance road to the
subdivisions to the east.
Opponents presented a pe-
tition signed by 181 residents
who use the road, most of
them residents of Macclenny
II and Il, calling for the zon-
ing change from a classification
allowing both permanent and'
mobile homes to homes only
with lower one-acre density.
The hearing recalled a simi-
lar one in May, 2005 when many
of the same people showed up
to protest placement of duplex
apartments on the land just east
of SR 121. The commission
then denied the zoning change
and the trailer remained on the
property, arching both lots.
Several speakers indicated
they frowned on' what they
termed the "threat" by Mr.
Knabb and Mr. Walton that if
the zoning was denied, they
would place two newer mobile
homes on the land.
Some in the audience de-
clared they'd rather have that
than alter the zoning.
The most involved presenta-
tion in opposition came from.
Katey Velting, a Macclenny II
resident who presented the pe-
tition and a lengthy litany of
state, county and Macclenny
ordinances she believes bind
the commission to support
higher density for homesites.
More than 200 households
already use Estates Road as
(See page 13)


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Mothers, others, march in Macclenny Friday for MLKobservance...
Representatives from local schools and businesses as well as city, county and state agencies marched through downtown Macclenny to commemorate the life of civil rights
leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 12. Coordinator Tommy Rollins organized the annual parade which featured approximately 25 entries including The Baker County
High School ROTC and marching band, Keller Intermediate Just Say No club, American Red Cross, city and county fire departments and emergency medical services, the
Florida Division of Forestry, Fish and Wildlife Commissions, BJ. Cannon Classic Cars and others. A large group of enthusiastic mothers and children (photo above) brought
up the rear of the procession. The parade culminated in a community cook-out at Emmanuel Church of God in Christ on 8th Street with remarks bySheriff Joey Dobson, City
Manager Gerald Dopson, School Superintendent Paula Barton and city and county commissioners. Manager Dopson addressed the crowd stating, "Dr. King passionately
believed in equal rights and opportunities for all people. As community leaders, it's important that we continue to keep working toward that goal."



Press Staff
Johnathan Lohr remembers being Fti ur lia rs old aqd sitting on his
grandfather's lap. The two would often dra\ together at 'th kitchen
That early experience with his
grandfather was the springboard
toward a career in the arts. Lohr,
now 18, graduated from Baker
County High School last May. He
is the recipient of a Bright Futures
scholarship and started classes at
the Savannah College of Art and
Design this month.
He looks back fondly on the
"Grandad didn't keep any
actual drawing paper around, but
we always drew on paper plates,"
he recalls. "We'd cover the plates
with figures of animals, lots of
little birds and snakes."
During the next few years the
young artist's imagination, in
his own words, "just exploded."
He began making up characters
and giving them personalities.
Through drawing, he gave them Johnathan Lohr, a student at The Savam
relationships and adventures. The twin geometric images of a self-portra
characters became like friends, your dreams," says the young Maccler
Lohr says, and he lived vicariously
through their experiences.
Lohr's mother took notice of his absorption with drawing and
when he was seven she enrolled him in art classes at the Cummer

High style

in rooftile

Baker County's newest in- Commis
dustrial entity introduced itself ploys 8(
formally to the community Jan- $29,000
uary 9 with a catered sit-down The 1
luncheon and VIP tours of its der a cl
120,000 square foot facility un- by remi
der sunny wintery skies. ters, exe
One hundred-plus visitors the roof
including executives from the Hanson
parent companies were treated compris
to the royal tour of Hanson pany mi
Roof Tile's Sanderson plant, tives of
the fifth facility in the state of construct
Florida for the London-based as Hansi
building materials and roof tile For r
manufacturer. Constructed last industry;
year on 15.6 acres of Enterprise hood of
West on property donated by (the oth
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plant kicks

it off with

gala Jan. 9
ssion, Hanson Tile em-
0 people at an average
annual salary.
barbeque luncheon un-
osed tent was preceded
arks from Dylon Wal-
cutive vice-president of
tile division of parent
PLC. The audience was
ed mainly of other com-
anagers and representa-
firms that designed and
:ted the facility, as well
on customers.
low, Hanson, the third
d plant in that neighbor-
f Orbey Rhoden Road
ers Insteel [formerly
.] and Sanderson Pipe)

Museum in Jacksom ille. Almost every Saturday for the next five
years, young Johnarhan would be found at the Cummer, drawing
and painting.
He points to a painting over the mantle of the fireplace in his
family's home in Glen St. Mary an abstract rendition of a Madonna

inah College ofArt and Design, sits between
it he completed last year. "Never give up on
ny artist.

and child with angels executed in
bright, primary colors.
The assignment was to recreate
a composition based on an
existing painting in the museum's
collection, atime-honored tradition
for students taking art classes at
such institutions. Usually, students
attempt to make.an exact duplicate
of the painting.
Lohr didn't particularly like
the somber tones or mood of the
original. Instead of simply trying
to copy the Madonna's likeness,
he put his own spin on it.
"I made it my own and mixed
the old with the new, something
I have always liked doing," says
It was this painting that got
the attention of his teacher at the
She advised Lohr's mother that
her son had the talent to become
a serious artist and encouraged her
to steer him toward the Douglas
Anderson Arts School in Duval

County when he got older.
(See page 2)

Key jail



The not-for-profit board set
up to supervise the building and
management of a greatly ex-
panded Baker County jail met
for a second time last week;
inching closer to decisions on
key positions to be put in place
before bonds are sold for con-
The board, with a formal
name Baker County Develop-
ment Corporation, was formed
two months ago as the first
step toward securing up to $45
million in bonded indebted-

ness while still leaving Baker
County taxpayers off the hook
in the event of default. The
board is named by the county
commission, yet will act inde-
The five-member panel is
to meet again on Wednesday
of this week and a report is an-
ticipated from member Todd
Knabb on fees for a bond un-
Sheriff Joey Dobson is push--
ing for that role to be filled by
James A. Swan, managing di-
rector of New Jersey-based
Bergen Capital. Mr. Swan put
together a $33.million package
to finance the Glades County
jail currently under construc-
tio n d b"i
It is managed by a non-profit
corporation and serves as the
model for the Baker C6unty op-
eration. Glades plans to house
immigration detainees in' the
400-bed facilitytdue to be com-
pleted this year. Baker County
plans to build a 500-bed jail,
and board both immigrant and
federal marshal inmates as a
revenue source.
On paper, outside revenues
are expected to cover the opera-
tional costs, including an ever-
burgeoning local inmate popu-
lation, and operate at a surplus.
The independent board had the
authority to decidedewhat to do
with any leftover funds other
than those needed for its pres-
ent or future budgets, and pre-
sumably would turn them over
to the county commission.
Sheriff Dobson has lobbied
for the new facility for several
years, and convinced the county
board late last year that outside
inmate revenues will continue
to shrink if the present facility
behind the courthouse is not re-
(See page 11)

Concrete roof tiles move down conveyer line and are stacked for shipping at new Sanderson plant.

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(From page 1)

will be running two ten-hour
shifts five days a week until other
products are added to the inven-
tory. Currently it manufactures
field tiles and trim pieces for the
upscale roof tiles that are sold
fr6m Sanderson,to markets in the
Carolinas, Georgia and Florida.
:Sanderson is the ninth US
manufacturing plant for the

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Hanson Exectuve VP Walters address
company that employs 27,000
in 14 countries, mainly in North
America, the United Kingdom'
and Australia.
Hanson touts its tile roofs
(commonly called "red and bar-
rel") for durability under the
elements and low maintenance
costs. They are pest resistant and
not damaged by heat or sunlight,
reads a company handout, and
stay in place in winds up to 125
mph. Roof tiles can last up to
100 years.
Seated at a head table that day
was Ginger Barber, who wears
twin hats as executive director of
both the Baker County Chamber
of Commerce and Development
Commission. She is credited
with putting the package togeth-
er after Hanson first contacted
the chamber in June, 2005.

The director commented in
November, 2005.when the deal
was announced that Hanson
was the first contact through the
chamber's then-new website.
Ms. Barber, who played a
similar role attracting the mil-
lion square foot Wal-Mart Dis-
tribution Center in 2001-02, co-
ordinated negotiations between
Hanson and the Baker County
Commission to arrange for prop-
erty tax breaks covering the next
decade (75%
rebate for five
years, 50% the
next five).
The Baker
County Devel-
opment Com-
mission donat-
ed the 15.6 acre
site (valued in
2004 at $5500
an acre) and en-
.'' ticed the county
\ h to come across
S the with tax in-
S centives.
Darryl Regis-
board chairman,
is quoted in a
es reception, grand opening

release saying
Hanson Tile "met every criteria"
of the type of industrial develop-
ment sought by his board. "It is a
win for Baker County and I know
it will be a win for Hanson," said
Mr. Register.
.Mr. Walters also had high
praise for the local agencies and
their efforts to attract Hanson to
The executive also presented
a $1500 check to Baker County
schools. On hand to accept it was
Associate School Superinten-
dent Glenn McKendree, one of
a dozen or so local officials who

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(From page 1)

Lohr never attended Douglas ,.
Anderson, however, because the
family relocated to Macclenny
when he entered fifth grade.
The young artist found the
first couple years in Macclenny
difficult. It was so different from
life in Jacksonville and he was
sometimes lonely. His ability and
love of drawing went a long way
in filling the void and eventually
helped him make friends.
According to Lohr, there was
no art program at the middle
school at that time. "To go from
an art-enriched environment to
none at all that was tough," he
says. He also recalls getting in
trouble if he was caught drawing
in class, even if he had finished
his assignments. "It was really
discouraged like there was
something bad about it. I just
didn't understand that," he says.
Lohr's talent did help him
make friends because other
kids would see him drawing
and come over to look and ask
questions. It was also somewhat
"I'd draw the kid's portraits
and they'd buy them for 50 cents.
I got in trouble for selling my
drawings at school," Lohr says,
laughing. "Guess I needed a
business license or something."
According to Lohr, many
of the students who bought the
early drawings still have them
today, a fact he finds remarkable
and flattering.
He was pleased when he
entered Baker High to find
art once again part of the
curriculum. It was his high school
art experiences that helped
galvanize his understanding that
art would be his life and career.
He credits Marilyn Harrell, the
art teacher, with helping open up
the world of art for the students
at BCHS.
"Ms. Harrel is wonderful," he
He began discovering artists
that would influence his work
- Raphael, Van Gogh, Bonn
Hogarth and Gustav Klimpt- and
he began mixing the mediums
of acrylic, gouache and pastel
together which have become a
trademark of his work.
In 2004, Lohr, then a
sophomore, was nominated
to attend a youth leadership
conference in Washington,
DC. There he interacted with

government and business leaders
and discovered during a tour of
the National Gallery of Art the
19th Century Austrian artist
Gustav Klimpt, who would have
a great impact on the direction
of his work. His first viewing
of a Klirmpt portrait left him
"The woman seemed to
literally float off the canvas,"
Lohr recalls. "Klimpt mixed
organic and geometric shapes
and combined classical with
modern influences. His'work is
During a Renaissance study
in Ms. Harrell's class, Lohr
came to really appreciate the
characteristics of light. "Raphael
was a master of modeling and
shading. He really captured the
way light creates texture and
depth on the folds of fabric
draped over the human body."
Lohr is passionate about the
study of art and its significance
to life. He feels it.can help people
slow down and appreciate the
beauty of everyday things which
are often overlooked. The artist
feels it's significant to notice
your surroundings the pattern
in a rock, the reflections on
water in a puddle after it rains.
"There is beauty all around us,"
he believes.
He feels the importance of
the fine arts are neglected in the
school system and are put on
the back burner to things like
According to Lohr, the two
classrooms designated for art
at Baker High were reduced to
one. There were times when
supplies were scarce or non-
existent. Only drawing and
painting could be attempted,
as there didn't appear to be
enough funds for things such as
ceramics or sculpture or print
making. Often he bought his'
own supplies. He admires Ms.
Harrell for doing the best she
could with the limited supplies
she was given.
"Nothing is denied to
sports. You'd never hear of the
football team having to play
without uniforms," he says.
"I'm not running sports down
in particular; that's just one
example. I just wish all the
disciplines could be given equal
time and resources."
Lohr believes it's a case of
misunderstanding by the school
and the general public. He feels
that traditionally the arts have

not been viewed as a practical
skill with real applications to the '
business world. This results in
students being discouraged by
parents and teachers regarding
art as a career path.
Thatis no longertrue,he points
out, citing areas like advertising,
fashion merchandising and
computer graphic design that
offer so many opportunities.
One example he gives is a
very successful movie "The
Incredibles" that was put
together by a group of students
from the Savannah College
of Art and Design. Also, the
school's fashion merchandising
program is very comprehensive,
and involves the business and
marketing side of the industry
as well as the creative and
design side. Students go through
internships with companies like
Vogue in New York.
"It isn't 'arts and crafts'
like so many people think,"
he says. 'The public schools
shouldn't spend so much time
encouraging students to work at
Wendy's. There's so much more
out there."
an awareness and appreciation of
the necessity for the study of the
arts will reach the Baker County
area. He contends that there are

immensely talented students
here who will never reach their
full potential be'c'ase they
don't have the support system
they need. Genuine interest and
support of the community and
its government and business
leaders could change that, Lohr
He also believes part of his
purpose is to encourage other
people about art and what they
can accomplish through it. For
the last three years he conducted
art classes at the Children's
Elite preschool in Macclenny.
Appreciation for art needs to
start early, he maintains, and
should be ongoing throughout
the entire school experience.
"It was such a great feeling
to see the looks of excitement
on the kid's faces when they
completed a project," he says. "I
think it's important to carry that
enthusiasm further and don't let
it die."
Lohr feels that if he could
only say one thing to someone
to encourage them it would be to
not give up on yourself or your
'If art is your dream," he says,
"then do your best to hold on to
your faith in that dream."

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January 14, 2007
of the things I don't have a lot
of around here is free time. Ev-
eryone typically works 12-hour
days and gets half a day off. I'm
usually piddling around with
something for at least 16 hours a
day and since I can't find much
to do to keep me occupied, my
day off consists of sleeping late
and coming in at 9 am on Sun-
It kind of mirrors my days
at home when I leave for work
at 6:30 am and get home some-
times as late as 11 pm hardly
ever before 7 or 8 pm because of
my coaching duties.
Here I have two work days. I
get up and have a briefing every
morning and then do my Iraq
work for the day. I try to go work
out a little after lunch-I've cut
down to two meals a day so I've
been able to lose a little weight
and can still eat a huge ice cream
sundae every night. Around
1600 (4 pm for you non-military
types) America opens for busi-
ness, so I spend the next six or
seven hours dealing with matters
from the States.
I'm sitting here writing this
at the end of a 15-hour day, or at
least that is the excuse I give for
all the mistakes.
Because I'm hardly ever in my
room, I gave away a television I
inherited from a soldier who left.
to go back to Germany. There
are things, however, that we do
to break up our routines.
Obviously, I watch certain
sports events, including staying
up all night to watch the BCS
championship game which came
on here at 4 am and went off
around 9:30 am.
Since I have six or eight big
Ohio State fans in my unit, plus
another unit under us that is from
Columbus, Ohio, I had to hear
a lot of grief before, and during
the first 16 seconds of the game.
Since then, I haven't heard any-
thing from them. In fact, I don't
see them much.

ke, poker

Another one of our diver-
sions I've talked about before
is the Friday night Cigar Night
and movie. I only put in around
12-13 hours on those days and
then join a bunch of friends and
watch them smoke I still have
a serious aversion to any kind of
smoking and then we watch
a movie.
Since I've been here, I started
playing in a bi-monthly poker
tournament hosted by the Red
Leg Poker Club. I won the first
week and finished fifth (out
of around 50 people) the next
round. I hit the skids after that for
a month or so and fell out of the
tournament lead, but regained
a tie for the top spot this week.
The problem with playing in the
tournament, particularly when
you're playing badly, is you look
forward to playing for two weeks
and then get knocked out in 15
To fully understand how piti-
ful my social life is, I've taken up
rock collecting. Iraq rocks, if you
will. I mentioned that I had seen
a lot of very interesting rocks
on the ground, so my sergeant
bought me a rock tumbler for
Christmas. Now we have rocks
tumbling all the time in the of-
fice. I also have a lot of others in
the unit picking up rocks.
It's become an obsession. Ev-
erywhere I go I look for rocks.
I started out with a half dozen
or so. Now I have a bucket full.
For a while everyone kind of
looked suspiciously at me when
I was kneeling down around the
shower, but now you see people
all over scratching through piles
of gravel.
There is a big debate now
whether we can take them home
with us or not. Some people say
we can, others say no. So far
we haven't been able to come
up with a definitive answer, but
since our JAG officer is a rock
hound himself, I'll at least have
someone defending me in court.
One of our guys who has an
undergraduate degree in geol-
ogy says some of the rocks are
alabaster, some are marble, oth-
ers are names I can't pronounce.
I just think they look neat, and
they help me pass the time.

Claims restaurant didn 't

wait on her due to her color

Dear Editor:
I came back to my home-
town in late December for my
grandfather's funeral and after
a good, hard cry myself and my
family went to the Waffle House
in Macclenny. We sat in the only
booth available and were clearly
visible by anyone working the
I noticed that all of the other
customers were white except one
who appeared biracial. After sit-
ting for a while, I wondered if I
poured a container of sugar over
the table would the waitresses at
least acknowledge us?
The cashier stood three feet
away and held at least a ten min-
ute conversation and I thought
maybe he would take our order.
He didn't. The waitress was
making sure other customers had
plenty of coffee, but hadn't yet
taken our order or offered us wa-
ter after passing our table count-

less times.
We sat there for another 15-
20 minutes and decided to leave.
Isn't this a refusal of services
without refusing someone ser-
vice literally? Myself and our
family feel we were not served
because of the color of our skin
- black. The only truly busy per-
son in that restaurant was the
In my 38 years this is a first,
and I must say we were outraged.
My husband wouldn't allow me
to pour sugar over the table, and
instead of acting out the way
they probably expected us to do,
we left and settled for Pizza Hut
I ask again: Were we dis-
criminated against and refused
service, without being refused
service or what?

Thomasina Henderson
Milton, Fla.

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Recently, within the span of
about a day and a half, I had
three remarkable cultural expe-
riences. I witnessed a tradition-
al Jewish wedding ceremony,
heard an amazing sermon at a
Martin Luther King memorial
observance and was privileged
to attend the ordination of a
priest presided over by an Afri-
can archbishop.
This past. Sunday afternoon I
was doing some research on the
third floor of the Jacksonville Li-
brary. I took my books out onto
the balcony to take advantage
of the wonderful weather. There
in the courtyard, a Jewish wed-
ding was in progress. I watched
and listened to the entire cer-
emony conducted in Hebrew. I
watched with fascination as the
groom donned his white "kittel"
wedding coat, and the heavily
veiled bride was led in to walk
in the customary circles around
the wedding canopy, which is
a symbolic wedding chamber.
The kantor sang beautiful lyrics
in Hebrew, the convenants were
spoken and sealed with sip from
the ceremonial cup of wine.
When the bride and groom
were pronounced married, a
trumpeter began a rousing over-
ture and a large contingent of
young Jewish males, all wear-
ing traditional black hats, began
singing and dancing as they lead
the bride and groom to the re-
ception. It was one of the most
joyful things I have ever seen.
The next day, I made my way
to Emmanuel Church of God In
Christ,in Macclenny where amid
celebratory music and preaching
to honor Dr. Martin Luther King
Jr., three young people gave
moving oratory performances of
excerpts of the famous "I Have
A Dream" speech.
Dr. King made impassioned
and eloquent calls for freedom
from oppression. He called for
reconciliation between all races
and faiths, looking with hope
to the day all people will join
hands, transforming "the jan-
gling discords of our nation
into a beautiful symphony of
Pastor Videll Williams gave
one of the most amazing ser-
mons I have ever heard and I
have kicked myself 50 times
since than that I didn't have my
tape recorder handy. If you ever
have a chance to hear this man
preach, you should not miss the
The praise music, sung and
performed by organist Sharon
Ruise and others in the con-
gregation, was fabulous. Af-

terwarfs I was welcome
hugged by people whose
I don't even know. I still f
glow from that experien
I'm thankful I attended.
As if that wasn't enou
one day, I traveled M
evening to All Soul's Ar
Church in Jacksonville to
graph the ordination of ti
deacon and soon-to-be p:
St. Peter's Anglican Fell(
in Maccleny.
Archbishop Benjamin
be traveled from Kenya,
especially to perform th
nation. Wearing the trad
bishop's miter head coN
the formidable Nzimbe v
splendent in his tangeri
gold robes as he preside
the ceremony. He was a
panied by an entourage c
let and white-robed attel
male and female, one of
read part of the liturgy ii
hili. At the close of the c(
ny, these spiritual leaders

King oratory

ed -and and clapped in unison. Words
names fall short of describing the feel-
feel the ing that was in the air. For ten
ce and minutes, spirited Swahili songs
of praise and celebration rang
ugh for through the large sanctuary'-
onday Mungu yu mwema, asante sana
nglican moyoni! (God is so good, thank
photo- you, thank you, in my heart!)
he new There was a time not so long
rest of ago that such cultural events
owship were the stuff of the pages of
National Geographic, not ev-
Nzim- eryday experience..Not so,any-,
Africa more. These unique events.hap-
e ordi- opened practically in my own
litional back yard. The world is truly
vering, becoming a global society.
was re-
ne and
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Af scar-
n Swa-

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From bagging to management:

Supercenter manager at Kiwanis

BY JUDY BECKER There will be a craft and celebration department.
Baker Co. Kiwanis Club Consumers can buy meats, get their oil changed,
of a Super Wal-Mart buy tires, shop at the deli, or bakery. The garden
From bag boy to manager a upper Wal-Mart center will cater to this area. The electronics depart-
- this could be the title of the life story of Brandon ment will have a new line of plasma TVs. The in-
Beckenbaugh, manager of the Super Wal-Mart that fants section will be expanded.
will be opening in Macclenny There will be a vision center,
the morning of Monday, Janu- a 1-Hour photo center, and a
ary 22. Subway. There is also a liquor
Beckenbaugh began as a store on the site and a Murphy
bag boy for a Winn-Dixie on T Gas Station will be coming
the west side of Jacksonville soon.
when he was 14. At 22 he was Many cost cutting features
ni srmn.."SMany cost cutting features
a Winn-Dixie store manager. In have been implemented. For
1998 he went to manager train- example, the new store has a
ing for Wal-Mart and has been ,e new tyorpolishe
Anew type of flooring polished
manager i St. Augustinforand concrete. This floor requires
Palatka. He went to California "
to open a Division 1 store. Af- no waxing and since things do
ter an 18-year career he is glad to stick to it as well is easily
to be home. He arrived in Mac- cleaned. This flooring will save
elenny on December 5 and has ,;the store thousands of dollars
been busily working to get the in wax and labor each year.
ew Wal-Mart ready for the Over 1100 people ap-
scheduled opening. Wal-Mart plied for the additional 286
took possession of the new jobs. "Our employees have
building on December 11. been practicing how to talk
Speaking to the Kiwanis "; to customers. We aim to be
Club of Baker County Janu- & the friendliest Wal-Mart in all
aiy 11, he talked about the new America," Beckenbaugh said
SuperCenter. Of the opening enthusiastically.
he said, "I'll be glad and so The "profit store" on Sixth
will you. You will walk into a New SuperCenter manager Mr. Beckenbaugh Street will close at 6 pm Sun-

beautiful building.
The new store will have a
department store look. In the United States 88% of
all.purchases are made by or influenced by a wom-
an. This Wal-Mart will be in the first group to have
a new apparel program with more emphasis on ev-
eryday. The old philosophy was "stack it high, cram
it in." The new though is "less is more" when shop-
ping for apparel, said Mr. Beckenbaugh.

day, January 21. The Super
Wal-Mart on Fifth Street will be open 24-hours a
day, 7 days a week, 364 days a year. The only time
the store will be closed will be from 6 pm Christmas
Eve to 6 pm Christmas Day.
Kiwanis of Baker County meets each Thursday
at noon at the community room of the Baker County
Health Department.

Police make arrests in vehicle theft cases

past week with the help of 2 informants

Confidential tips helped the
sheriff's department solve two
cases of theft involving ve-
hicles the past week, including
a 1996 Chevrolet pickup that
was pushed out of a garage at a
residence off Clete Harvey Road
south of Sanderson.
-Rema Parker reported the
pickup taken during the night
January 10 and it was recovered
the next day in a ditch near the
Baker-Union county line off CR
229 minus $600 cash, a radio
and a .22 caliber revolver.
SSgt. Thomas Dyal said evi-
dence at the scene suggested the
truck was pushed a short distance
before it was driven off. Foot
prints at the Parker residence
matched others where the truck
was located.
Sgt. Michael Crews, who
lives in the neighborhood, said
he was contacted January 13 by
an individual who requested ano-
nymity and told him about being
approached by William Nelson,
2.4, of Glen St. Mary about pur-
chasing the pistol. Mr. Nelson,
the informant said, was at first
hesitant to say where he obtained
the gun, then described the truck
theft in detail, including the fact
that he kept $500 of the cash and
gave two 16-year-old male ac-
complices $50 each.
: That conversation took place
the previous day, and the infor-
mant told Sgt. Crews he "wanted
to do the right thing" by reveal-
jig details, including where the
pistol was hidden in a wooded
area off Ernie Bryant Road. It
was recovered.
SDeputy James Marker made
contact with Mr. Nelson on Janu-
ary 15 at his residence off Pine
Ridge Dr. and the suspect first
identified himself as Bill John-
son. The officer learned his true
identity after leaving the resi-
dence, and became aware Mr.
Nelson was wanted for probation
The suspect was arrested that
day by Sgts. Crews and Dyal not
far from the crime scene after he
rode by as a passenger in an S-
10 Blazer. He admitted the truck
theft and implicated the two ju-
veniles, who live in Macclenny
and Glen. One of them was ar-
rested shortly after.
SMr. Nelson said they started
the Chevrolet using keys left in-
side, and drove it around Baker
SCounty and Jacksonville before
abandoning it off 229. He was
booked for grand theft of both
the truck and firearm, theft of the
cash and obstructing justice. The
youths will face similar charges.
Mr. Nelson and one of the
youths face additional counts for
stealing a cell phone, CDs and a

flashlight from the first pickup
they attempted to take that night.
The truck and property belong
to Brian Barefoot, who lives off
The suspectstold police they
pushed the truck out of a drive-
way but were unable to start it.
The property inside was valued
at $175 and Mr. Nelson told Sgt.
Dyal he didn't know what hap-
pened to it.
A caller who did not want to
give her name was instrumental
in the arrest January 15 of Daniel
Sprouse, 33, of Glen for burglary
of three vehicles during the night
January 13.
Windows were broken out
to gain entry to a 2001 Pontiac
belonging to Ray Steadman on
Madison St., and to a 2001 Hon-
da and 2000 Nissan belonging to
Britany and Jarrett Fuller on Jef-
ferson Ave. A purse with credit
cards and CDs valued at $1000
were taken.
Several officers acting on
the tip went to Mr. Sprouse's
residence off Honeysuckle Lane
where an unnamed female pro-
duced a CD and the CD case that
matched the one taken from one
of the Fuller vehicles. He was
booked for burglary and grand
theft, both third-degree felonies.
In other cases, someone drove

off in a 2001 Dodge Caravan af-
ter it was left unlocked with the
engine running in the parking lot
of the S&S convenience store on
South 6th the evening of January
Daniel Hartley, no address
given, said he left the van for
about five minutes. He also lost
$240 in personal property inside
the vehicle.
Michele Taylor reported a
purse and contents taken from
her 2005 Ford pickup parked
outside her residence off Christie
Ct. in northwest Macclenny on
January 10.
Ms. Taylor said she was home
about 15 minutes when she no-
ticed a front door of the truck
open. Juvenile males seen in the
neighborhood about that time
of the early evening were inter-
viewed by police but denied in-
A 1995 Jaguar found by Of-
ficer Jim Ellis of the US Forest
Service police on January 11 was
the same vehicle used in a home
invasion robbery and kidnap-
ping in Jacksonville. The vehicle
was found in a wooded area off
CR 125 north of CR 127 in the
Osceola National Forest. It also
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A Baldwin man and a female
acquaintance from Green
Cove Springs were arrested on
multiple charges following a
confrontation with the man's
fiancee in front of her residence
off Cardinal Lane in Macclenny
during the early morning hours
of January 15.
Richard Rafuse, 19, was
booked at county jail for
aggravated battery on a pregnant
woman after he allegedly struck
Starlene Pike, 25, in the right
side of the face with a cell
Deputy Jeremy Moran and
two other officers responded to
the disturbance call about 2:45
am and found the three in front
of the residence arguing. Jennifer
Worrell, 23, was handcuffed
on the ground by deputies Jim
Nickles and Brad Dougherty
after she ignored Deputy
Moran's several attempts to
question her.
Once subdued, Ms. Worrell
yelled, "The crack pipes in my
purse are not mine!" Deputy
Nickles then retrieved them
and charged Ms. Worrell with
twin counts of possessing drug
paraphernalia. She was also
charged with disorderly conduct
and resisting arrest.
The charge against Mr.
Rafuse is a second degree felony
because he knew Ms. Pike was
Mr. Rafuse was named in a
criminal complaintJanuary 11 for
theft of two cell phones valued at
$230 from another acquaintance,
19-year-old Ramona Robertson
of Macclenny.
Ms. Robertson said she and
Mr. Rafuse were stopped by
police that day, and the latter
stuffed drugs in her purse to
conceal them. He later returned
the purse minus the phones, and
the suspect told Deputy Garrett
Bennett on January 14 he gave
Ms. Robertson a $100 bill as
payment for the phones. She
denied that.
Ms. Robertson, by
coincidence, was the alleged
victim in a complaint for
aggravated battery filed January
9 against Leonard Lee, 24, of
Glen St. Mary.
She told Deputy Erik Deloach
she was seated in a yard of
Grissholm St. in Macclenny
talking with a cousin when Mr.
Lee, with whom she earlier
argued, struck her on the right
side of the head with a log.

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City seeks speed limit reduction on 121
The City of Macclenny once again has requested the speed limit on this section of
SR 121 north of town be reduced to 35 miles per hour from Linda St. north to a point
past recently developed residential housing. The topic arose during the commission
meeting January 9, and the board requested City Manager Gerald Dopson make a
second request to the Department of Transportation. which has jurisdiction over the
road. The city also asked the pavement be double-striped. Commissioner Vernon
Bennett, who lives nearby, said increased traffic and accident potential prompted
him to bring the matter up, and Macclenny has fielded other complaints, about speed-
ing in the neighborhood. Mr. Dopson noted a previous request in October, 2005.

Crackdown on drug

activity on Grissholm

County deputies patrolling a
southwest Macclenny neighbor-
hood known for drug activity
made five arrests the past week,
including a Jacksonville suspect
whose driver's license had been
suspended 24 times.
Police also learned Troy Wells,
26, is wanted in Jacksonville on
a warrant for forgery.
Mr. Wells fled on foot from
pursuing deputies who began
chasing him on nearby Lowder
St. about 5:00 pm on January 10.
Deputy Bill Starling said he was
making a traffic stop on Griss-
holm St. when Mr. Wells' south-
bound 1996 Ford Taurus sped by
and the driver made an obscene
The suspect turned into a
parking lot behind Fraser Fu-
neral Home and a parked vehicle
on the south side of that build-
ing prevented him driving on to
South 6th. Deputy Mark Hall
spotted Mr Wells running west
on foot, and chased him down
behind the YMCA. Officers in a
subsequent search found a glass
smoking tube with cocaine resi-
due in an ashtray of the vehicle.
Deputy Hall's patrol car sus-
tained a damaged radiator and
rear right tire when it struck a dip
in the pavement near the scene
of the capture. Mr. Wells told
officers, "My life is ed up
and I was just trying to buy some
more dope" in the Grissholm
He is charged with reckless
driving, fleeing officers,, driving
without the license as an habitual
offender, resisting police and
possession of narcotics equip-
Late on January 9, another
suspect fled on foot after his ve-
hicle was stopped, and he ended
up charged with felony posses-
sion and trafficking in crack co-
Deputy John Hardin said
he got behind a 1996 Toyota
driven by Roderick Haygood,
32, of Macclenny eastbound on
Lowder after he several times

crossed the center line. He pulled
the driver over in the Winn-Dixie
parking lot, and said Mr. Hay-
good became nervous when told
he was going to be searched. He
ran from the officer and was cor-
nered south of there by Deputy
Brad Dougherty behind the KFC
Both deputies said they saw
the running man toss a plastic
bag upward, then stomp on it
with his feet. The baggie con-
tained 58 grams of crack, suffi-
cient for the trafficking charge.
Mr. Haygood also failed a field '
sobriety test when first stopped
by Deputy Hardin.
Other than the drug charges,
Mr. Haygood was also booked
for resisting arrest and tampering
with evidence.
Deputy Sgt. Michael Crews
made a trio of arrests for misde-
meanor marijuana or parapher-
nalia possession while patrolling
the Grissholm St. area on Janu-
ary 14.
A 2000 Dodge driven by
Wayne Hand, 33, of St. George,
Ga. was stopped about 10:00 am
for having improper plastic over
a broken window, and a baggie
of pot along with a smoking pipe
and rolling papers were found in
the vehicle.
About 11:40 am, Sgt. Crews
said he stopped a 1993 Mercury
driven by Joshua Dyal, 26, of
Sanderson because the driver was
waiving money out the window
as he drove south on Grissholm
in an apparent attempt to pur-
chase drugs. Rolling papers and
marijuana residue were found in
the vehicle, and Mr. Dyal faces
an additional charge of resisting
police without violence.
A half hour later, Sgt. Crews
arrested a 16-year-old female
from Glen St. Mary after he no-
ticed her 2000 Honda was stop-
ping repeatedly on the street. In
her vehicle, officers found two
smoking pipes, pot residue and
rolling papers, sufficient for the
misdemeanor charge.

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leaving lot ph

A St. George, Ga. man was Bd/
arrested for drunk driving after
he crashed into parked vehicles A S
three times attempting to leave rested f
the Country Club Lounge south repeated
of Macclenny just before 1:00 and his
am on January 13. tograpl
Michael Dewey was at the result c
wheel of the 1989 Ford pickup over se
when it twice backed into the ily leave
same car, then lurched forward God.
and hit another while being ob- Tim
served by Deputy Jim Nickles. listed,
Deputy Jeremy Moran said Januar)
Mr. Dewey failed field sobriety Sweat
tests, and refused to submit to a ted foll
breath test when taken to county and tak
jail where he evidenced a bel- and his
ligerent manner. He was also at least
charged with having an open said he
container of alcohol in the truck. for his
In other arrests, Tyler Payne, Rev.
20, of Glen St. Mary was booked lice sh
about 8:00 the evening of Janu- alleged
ary 13 for disorderly intoxication training
and underage drinking, on CR
Deputy Greg Burnsed was times p
called to the Burger King restau- speed -
rant on SR 121 by an employee should
who became suspicious of Mr. o ta
Payne's condition after he asked The
with slurred speech about the ford's
breakfast menu. The employee been n
also told police the suspect ap- times i
peared to fall asleep at the wheel parked
of his 2004 Chevrolet truck while church
parked in the drive-through lane. his fan
Mr. Payne was handcuffed ing Su
after he became belligerent and ing to.
re-entered the pickup attempting spots t
to start the engine. Mr. Cn
Mark Tennison, 46, of Port finger
Charlotte, Fla. was arrested down."
about 7:20 pm on January 11 Depi
for disorderly intoxication at the ford of
S&S convenience store on South wanted
6th in Macclenny. Anders
A store employee told Deputy valid li
Moran that Mr. Tennison loitered a partial
a partic
on the premises most of the day tensibl
soliciting money from patrons ary 14,
and harassing them. ed other
V0 evidence
Volusia man is Agg
found hanging degree

at Ocean Pond
A Volusia County, Florida man
hanged himself from the beams
of a pavilion on the south side
of Ocean Pond sometime late on
January 9 or early the next day.
Caretakers checking the pop-
ular recreation site in west Baker
County Wednesday afternoon
about 4:30 became suspicious
when they found what appeared
to be a suicide note in a red
pickup truck parked in the Ocean
Pond Beach lot.
Lt. Billy Miller of the sheriff's
department said a subsequent
search of the area ended when
the body of Nolan Ganus, 23,
was found hanging from the pa-
vilion by a nylon rope.
The location was at a remote
lakeside area normally reserved -
for larger groups. It is located
east of the main beach down an
old tram road and is also accessi-
ble off nearby Forest Road 732. :..
Both areas are in the Osceola
National Forest.


of several lewd acts

sinceJuly oflastyear \t1,
A case worker from the De-
apartment of Children and Fami- r*
lies is expected to look into al-
legations by the mother of an _-.,
11-year-old girl who said she
was fondled several times by her
step-father at a west Macclenny
The 35-year-old mother con-
tacted the sheriff's department





landerson man was ar-
or aggravated stalking for
dly following a minister
; family and taking pho-
is of them, apparently the
of a months-long dispute
veral members of a fam-
ing the Baxter Church of

othy Crawford, no age
was taken into custody
y 14 by Deputy Gavin
after the suspect admit-
owing Charles Anderson
ing photographs of him
Family over a period of
one month. Mr. Crawford
was shooting the pictures
Anderson summoned po-
ortly after Mr. Crawford
ly followed a vehicle con-
him and his family north
127 to the church, several
passing his vehicle at high
- only to park on the road
er and watch them pass,
king photos.
pastor said Mr. Craw-
white Thunderbird has
ear his residence several
n recent weeks, and was
across CR 127 from the
when the minister and
lily walked to the build-
.nday morning. Accord-
Rev. Anderson, when he
he suspect taking photos,
awford smiles, points his
and says, "You are going

uty Sweat said Mr. Craw-
fered him photos if police
to. use them to arrest Rev.
on for driving without a
cense. He gave the deputy
ally exposed film roll os-
y with photos taken Janu-
and the officer confiscat-
:r photographs for use as
ravated stalking is a third-

Felony pot arrest for

man caught

One of three males caught
smoking marijuana in a north
Macclenny park was charged
with felony possession after a
county deputy found 98 grams of
the drug in the pocket behind the
driver's seat of the man's vehicle
about 1:30 am on January 13.
Michael McMenamy, 21, of
Jacksonville admitted to Deputy
Erik Deloach the stash was his,
and tvo 16-year-old brothers
from Macclenny were released
to a parent and not charged.
The officer said he spotted the
trio seated at a table at the base-
ball park on 8th St. and Ohio, and
when he approached they hur-
riedly began walking to a nearby
vehicle. One of the juveniles ini-
tially said they were "stretching
and taking the dog for a walk,"
then he admitted smoking mari-
juana when Deputy Deloach told
him he smelled the smoke.
The pot was in a plastic bag-

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from Marine Corps basic train-
ing at Parris Island, S.C. on De-
cember 15. He is the son of Joan
Young and Richard Kelly of
Jacksonville, and the grandson
of Betty and Frank McGarrity of
Pvt. Kelly attended both Bak-
er County Middle School and
Baker High, and graduated from
James Madison High School in
Atlanta. He is currently stationed
at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

January 14 after an argument
with the daughter, who then told
her of the lewd conduct that had
been going on since July of last "
Deputy Ben Anderson said he
received a call about the allega- '
tions from Shands Jacksonville,
and filed a report with DCF. The _A_
case was also assigned to a sher-
iff's investigator.
The accused has a Macclenny
address, but not the same one as
the child's mother. Winn

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outside the car, and later $360
cash was found in a console.
Possession of pot in that quantity
is a third-degree felony.
In other drug cases, two oc-
cupants of a car parked in the
lot outside the BP convenience
store in downtown Macclenny
the evening of January 9 were
charged with misdemeanor pos-
Investigator Scotty Rhoden
said he walked up to the vehicle
occupied by Odarius Mitchell,
26, of Melrose, Fla. and saw him
rolling marijuana into a smoking
paper. Investigator David Bryant,
also in plainclothes, then con-
fronted Decarlos Hawkins, 31,
of Jacksonville as he exited the
store and found a small bag of
marijuana in his right front pock-
et during a pat down search.
The arrests took place about

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Tips on caring for poinsettias year round

LocalM/asonic lodges install new ofcers...
Installation ceremonies were held earlier this month at Baker County's two Masonic
lodges for incoming -' ..* The Dawkins Lodge in Macclenny held its on Janu-
ary 8 (top photo) and involved the following (front row, l-r) Larry Scott, marshall,
Charles Lantz Sr., warden, Don Ball, worshipfld master, Joshua Potts Jr., deacon,
Robert Conner, secretary, Gary Pape, steward, (back row) Stan Harvey, tyler, Gene
Waters, treasurer, Mikell Anderson Sr, steward, Tom Adams, chaplain and installing
officer, Mike Key, deputy district grand master and James Roberson Jr, warden. In
bottom photo are officers from the Sanderson Lodge installed on January 12: (front
row) Cleatham Johns, senior deacon, Brian Poole, junior warden, Ivey G. Williams,
worshipful master, Mike Fountain, senior warden, Stan Harvey, installing officer,
(back row) guest speaker Ted Barber, Larry Scott, installing marshall, John Wil-
liams, junior stewart,JoeDelacr J a treasurer, Mr Key and Mr. Adams and Ron
Taylor, secretary. PHOIos COURTESY OI--TED BARiER

Extension Horitculture Agent
After you catch your breath
following the holidays, consider
how to care for those beauti-
ful poinsettia plants that have
brightened your home during the
last few weeks.
Poinsettias can be a nice ad-
dition to your home landscape.
However, it is sensitive to cold
and careful choice of a planting
site is necessary to have it re-
bloom next year.
Your poinsettia can be planted
outdoors (in a protected spot like
the south side of a building or at
the edge of an overhanging tree
canopy) when there is no longer
danger of a freeze or frost. For'
now, though, allow it to stay in a
bright spot in the house or on the
porch where temperatures are
above 65 F. Keep your plant out
of drafts, including those from
the heating- system vents. Wa-
ter when the soil surface is dry to
the touch; be careful not to over-

water. Empty any water from the
saucer or foil wrap under the pot.
It's easier to kill a poinsettia with
too much water than too little.
Don't fertilize until the weather
warms up in spring.
Unlike poinsettias of the past,
the new varieties now available
to consumers do not drop their
colorful bracts for many months;
you can enjoy their beauty till
spring. When the cold weather
is gone, you can safely relocate
your poinsettia plant:
Prune off the old bracts and
cut back your poinsettia to 12-18
inches tall.
Move outdoors, first to a
shady spot and then into full sun.
Do this gradually over a period
of two weeks. This allows the
plant to adjust to light and tem-
peratures after being indoors for
the winter.
Choose a site with well-
drained soil in a spot protected
from north winds and frost. Poin-
settias do best in moist (not wet),

well-drained, fertile soil, but will
grow in a wide range of soils.
Make sure there are no street-
lights or security flood lights in
the planting area. Poinsettias will
not bloom unless they have dark
nights during bloom setting.
Once you've found a satisfac-
tory planting spot, dig a hole one
foot wider and 6 inches deeper
than the root ball. Plant the poin-
settia so that it winds up at the
same depth as it grew in the pot.
Fill around the root ball with
soil, and water it thoroughly.
Add mulch to the soil surface to
conserve moisture and help pre-
vent weeds.
For compact growth with
more flowers next year, pinch off
a half inch of every new flush of
growth. Stop pinching the first
week of September so buds can
develop and the poinsettia will
flower at Christmas time.
To keep your plant thriving,
you will need to fertilize three
times during the year. Use one

to two tablespoons of a complete,
garden fertilizer like 6-6-6, 8-8-,
8, or a slow-release fertilizer with'
the same formula. Apply fertil-
izer to the soil surface around the
plant at these times: in spring as'
new growth begins, again in June,
and in late fall after the new col-
orful bracts have set. (You may,
also need a fourth application in
mid-July if the weather has been
extremely rainy.)
If cold weather arrives next:
year before Christmas time, you;
will need to cover the plant in or-.
der to save the "blooms" for the
For more information on
poinsettias or if you have other
gardening questions, contact me
at the Baker County Extension
office, phone: (904)259-3520..
Or call the office and ask for
CIR628, Poinsettias for Florida;
Indoors and Outdoors. This pub-:
lication is also available at the:
Baker County Extension website:
at http://baker.ifas.ufl.edu.

Two are the victims of

check, credit card fraud

A Margaretta resident learned
January 9 she is the victim of
credit card fraud when she was
contacted by a credit rating ser-
vice about past due accounts at
two department store chains.
SJewell Combs notified the
sheriff's department when in-
formed by Equifax she owed
$7756 to Dillards and $620 to
J. Penny. Ms. Combs has ac-
ti}e accounts with both outlets
bt maintains a zero balance, she
told Sgt. Michael Crews.
The unauthorized charges
were made in Sebring, Fla. by a
person claiming to be Erian Buie
using Ms. Combs' account num-
SJordan Baglin of Sanderson
found himself in a similar fix,
though for a smaller amount,
\Mhen he received a collection
notice from a Tallahassee men's
tioie seeking $166 on purchases
made back in November. The
check. along with another writ-
ten to an Office Depot in Jack-
sonville, was written on a bank
where Mr. Baglin does not have

an account.
The sheriff's department also
received a report from a Knox-
ville, Tenn. woman who claims
the caregiver of.her 85-year-old
uncle in Macclenny is defraud-
ing him by writing checks on his:
account. The complainant said
two such checks for $3000 total
were written recently.
In other cases, Dennis Zilch
of Sanderson reported a 9 mm
pistol valued at $300 was taken
from a cabinet at his residence
off Benny Joe Bennett Road. He
last saw it in October, 2006 and
reported it to police January 8.
Mr. Zilch suspects a relative.
Lynette Crews said a check
cashing card, driver's license and
food stamp card were taken from
her wallet between January 6-9.
The wallet was in a purse at her
Linda St. address in Macclenny
and Ms. Crews says a checkbook
was taken from a drawer also.
Deputy Garrett Bennett inter-
viewed the person suspected in
the theft, and she denied it.

Pit bullattacks neighbor

The owner of two pit bulls
v.as issued a warning citation
by the county's animal control
department and one of her dogs
taken for observation after it bit
, neighbor who was saving her
immall dog from an attack the af-
ternoon of January 4.
Kimberlee Haver, 44, suf-
fered a broken left wrist and lac-
erations when one of the animals
Clamped down on her arm as she
pulled her dog to safety.
SThe victim's son Ross Haver,
25, told Deputy Brad Dougherty
one of the pits raced over from a
nearby yard and attempted to at-
tack the smaller dog shortly after
it was let outside of the Haver

residence off Aaron Fish Road.
The son ran to his mother's res-
cue and punched the pit bull in
the nose. It then ran back to its
Baker County rescue treated
Ms. Haver at the scene, then
transported her to Fraser Hospi-
Georgia Monfort of the ani-
mal control department, told the
deputy she warned owner Crystal
Miller, 32, on previous occasions
to keep her dogs on leashes in the
unfenced yard. Animal control
was to observe the pit several
days for diseases and determine
if it is dangerous.

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Christopher Bland,

graduate ofBCHS
Christopher Dereck (Chris)
Bland, 24, of Orange Park died
on January 10, 2007. He was a
native of Duval County and lived
in Baker .... .
County n t
most of his
life. Chris
was a 2001
graduate ..'
of Baker
County High .
School and a
U.S. Marine
the past
five years. Mr:Bland
He had just
completed his third tour of duty
in Iraq. Chris was preceded in
death by his paternal grandfather,
Qunith Bland.
Survivors include his
mother and father, Joe Dereck
Bland of Jacksonville and Tina
Baker Mobley of Orange Park;
paternal grandmother Afton
Bland of Jacksonville; maternal
grandparents Nathan L. and
Pansy Baker of Glen St. Mary;
brother Clay Bland, stationed
in Bolivia at the U.S. Embassy
and also serving in the Marines;
sister Jesselyn Mobley of Orange
The funeral service was held
Tuesday, January 16 at Corinth
FreeWill Baptist Church inAlma,
Ga. with Rev. Dale Yarborough
officiating. Interment was in the
church cemetery.
Active pallbearers were
U.S. Marines friends of Chris.
All others in attendance were
considered honorary escorts.
Crosby Funeral Home ofAlma
is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Branch Sr,

dies onJanuary 5th
Robert Alvin (Bobby) Branch
Sr., 71, of Glen St. Mary died
January 5, 2007 in Vidalia, Ga.
Mr. Branch was born September.
5,: 1935 in Sumatra, Florida,
the son of the late R.A. Branch
and the former Savannah Allen.
Mr. Branch was a graduate
of Baldwin High School arid
spent most of his adult life as a
commercial truck driver.
SMr. Branch was preceded in
death by his wife Sarah Shadd
Branch and his brother Tommy
: Survivors include children
Alvin Branch (Penny), Tony
Carrin (Gayle), Aaron Branch,
Bobby Rae Branch (Sandy),
Gary Shadd (Carolyn), Guy
Freed (Cindy), Denese Branch
Klco (John), Rebecca Shadd
Burnsed (Kineard) and Cindy
Sliadd Johnson (Marshall);
brother Harvey "Tootsie" Branch
(Rene'); sister-in-law, Myrtice
Branch; 19 grandchildren and 2
SThe funeral service was
held Monday, January 8, 2007
at- Baldwin United Methodist
Church with Rev. Duwayne
Jowers officiating .Arrangements
were under the direction of R.
Vance Prestwood Sr.

In Loving Memory
Mother Pearl Smith
o To some you may be forgotten, to
others, a part of the past.
To us, who loved and cherished you,
your memories will always last.

.. First United

93 N. 5th St., Macclenny ~ 259-3551
Sunday School: 10:00 am
Sunday Worship: 11:00 am

Sunday Youth: 6:00 pm
Wednesday Dinner: 5:45 pm
Wednesday Worship: 6:15 pm
SJohn L. Hay, Jr., Pastor

William Caley, 77,

worked with CSX
William "Bill" Edward Caley,
Sr.,77, of Lake City died January
10, 2007 at Shands at Lake
Shore Hospital in Lake City. Mr.
Caley was a resident of Lake
City for 41 years and employed
by CSX Transportation. He was
a veteran of Korea, serving both
in the Navy and Marines as a
corpsman. He was the son of the
late Jasper and Leona Caley.
Mr. Caley was a member of
the Epiphany Catholic Church
in Lake City. He was preceded
in death by his loving wife of
40 years, Clare Caley and son,
Robert "Bob" Caley.
Survivors include daughters
Charlene Dampier (John) and
Christine Bond (Mike), both of
Lake City and Cathy Blowers
(David) of Cumming, Ga.;
sons Bill Caley (Cindy) and
Brian Caley (Laura), both of
Lake City; 10 grandchildren, 12
great-grandchildren and special
friend Beryl Goodwin Dylewski
of Leesburg, Fla.
The funeral service was
conducted on Saturday, January
13, 2007 at the chapel of Guerry
Funeral Home with Father
William Kelley officiating.
Interment was in the Forest
Lawn Cemetery. Guerry Funeral
Home of Lake City was in
charge of arrangements.

Jessica Langdon

dies at age 26
Jessica Marie Langdon, 26, of
12 at Shands Gainesville after
a lifetime of fighting a genetic
Jessica .
was born
May 19, 1 ",
1980 in Ft.
Myers. She
lived a full
life and
loved the
Lord with all
her heart.
nc ude Ms.Langdon
parents Gordon and Deborah
Olsen of Glen St. Mary and Edd
Langdon Sr. and Marcia Kelsey
of Ft. Lauderdale; brother Edd
Martin Langdon (Jamie) of Glen
St. Mary and nephew Garrett
of Glen St. Mary; maternal
grandparents Jack and Dottie
Smith of West Palm Beach;
paternal grandmother Dottie
Langdon of Estill Springs,
There will be a memorial
service later as she wanted
her body donated to Shands
Anatomical Department for
In lieu of flowers, donations.
in her memory can be sent to
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and
Research, 6931 Arlington Rd.
2nd floor, Bethesda, Maryland
20814 or call 800-541-4959.

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Mt. Zion N.C.

Methodist Church
121 North t 259-L44,l
Macclenniv, FL
Pastor Timi Cheshire

Sunday School 9 -15 im
Sundav Morning Worship 11 00 ,inm
Sunday Everninr, Worsrhp 6 00 pm
Wednesday Praver Service 7.00 ipm

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

Watson Goodwin

32 degree Mason
Watson B. Goodwin, 62,
of Macclenny died Saturday,
January 13, 2007 at Community
Hospice the Morris Center in
He was born
in Sneads,
Fla. on
November .
15, 1944
to the late
Fred Watson
and Merle
B. Floyd
made Baker Mr:Goodwin
County his
home in 1959.
Mr. Goodwin was employed
by the City of Macclenny
as the Building and Zoning
Coordinator. He was a member
of Christian Fellowship Temple.
He was a member of the
Sanderson Masonic Lodge #122
and a 32nd degree Mason. He was
the former owner and operator
of Watson's Supermarket in
Sanderson. Watson was also a
former County Commissioner.
His love for music inspired
many and he is best remembered
for always having a song in his
heart. He is predeceased by a
brother, Roger Goodwin.
Survivors include his wife
of 40 years, Mary C. Goodwin
of Macclenny; son Richard
"Ricky" F. Goodwin of Glen St.
Mary; sister, LaDonies Altman
(Larry) of Glen St. Mary; two
grandchildren, Heather N.
Goodwin and Tyler S. Goodwin;
four nieces, five nephews and
many friends and relatives.
The funeral service was held
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
at Christian Fellowship Temple
with pastors David Thomas,
Timmy Thomas and Dewayne
Jowers officiating. Interment
followed in Woodlawn
Active Pallbearers were
Ralph Stanley, Charles Goodwin,
Elmer Cook, Steve Goodwin,
Harry Goodwin and Randy
Duncan. Honorary Pallbearers
were Gerald Dopson, Dr. Gary
Dopson,. Roger Yarborough,
Floyd Conner, Vernon Prevatt,
Joe Newmans, Josie Davis,
Jimmy Barton, Blair Gatlin,
John Barton, Bryan McDuffie,
Terry Starling, Al Fraser and
Gene Harvey. Arrangements
are under direction of V. Todd
Ferreira Funeral Services.

Paul ONeill retired

BCSDsafety officer
Paul A. O'Neill, 67, of
Macclenny died Saturday,
January 13,2007 at his residence.
He was bor June 19, 1939 in
Ohio to the
late Paul
Jo seph
and Lena i
O Neill.
Mr. O'Neill
made Baker
his home
in 1972. M: O'Neil
He retired
from the Baker County School
District where he worked as the
safety officer. He also worked for
Kaiser Aluminum for 20 years.
Paul was a charter member of
the Macclenny Moose Lodge
#2412. Mr. O'Neill was a
former baseball and football
cbach and active in the Little
League Touchdown Club. He
was predeceased by his brother
Tommy Lee O'Neill.
Survivors include children
Fla., Peggy O'Neill and Molly
O'Neill, both of Macclenny,
Lee Lee O'Neill (Tricia) of
Jacksonville and Cash Aaron
O'Neill of Macclenny; former
wife Dolores Pinson of Ocala;
sisters Judy Richards (Renny)
and Patty Wheeler (Tom), both
of Newark; ten grandchildren
and six great- grandchildren.
A funeral Mass was held
Thursday, January 18, 2007
at St. Mary's Catholic Church
with Father Joe Maniangat as
celebrant. Interment followed in
Woodlawn Cemetery.
Active Pallbearers were Jim
Collier, E. H. Harvey, Reed
Cline, Michael Gray, Craig
Jones and Jeff Rowe with Doug
Gray serving as honorary.
Arrangements were under the
direction of V. Todd Ferreira
Funeral Services.

I l enSt Sa ,

Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Services 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting 7:00 pm
Pastor J. C. Lauramore Welcomes All

Come and magnify the Lord and worship with us
Glen Friendship Tabernacle
Clinton Ave. Glen St. Mary
WJXR Radio Service Sunday.... 8:30 am
Morning Worship Service...... 10:30 am
Children's Church ............ 11:30 am
Evangelistic .................. 6:00 pm
Bible Study (Wed.)....... ...... 7:30 pm
Rev Albert Starling Home: 259-3982 Church: 259-6521



Senior Pastor Independent Pentecostal Church Associate
David Thomas Tim T1
2594940 Seventh St. & Ohio Ave., Macclenny 259-4

Sunday School 10:00 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Service 7:00 pm
Radio WJXR 92.1 Sunday 9:15 am

Youth Programs (-
Sunday School 10:00 am
Common Ground Sunday 11:00 am
Common Ground Wed. (Teens) 7:00 pm
God Kids Sunday 11:00 am
God Kids Wednesday 7:00 pm )'oth1



Mr. Rutherford,

U.S. Army veteran
James Paul Rutherford, 77,
of Sanderson died January 15,
2007. He was born in Fitzgerald,
Ga. on April 1, 1929 to the late
David L.
"Mac k "
and Minnie '
Rutherford. .
Mr. Ruth- .
erford was .
a United
States Army "
veteran and .
served in the' /
Korean war.
He retired M: Rutherford
He retired
after 20
years of civil service at NAS of
Jacksonville. He was a family
man and a committed member
of his church, Souls Harbor
Church of God.
Survivors include his wife
of 511/2 years, Dell Rutherford
of Sanderson; children Renee
Staler (Sonny) of Sanderson,
Sandra Cobb (W.C.) of Lake
City and Paul Rutherford
of Orlando; grandchildren,
Tim, Tabitha, Dannah, David,
Amanda, Kevin, James, Nichole
and Jesse; great-grandson Caleb;
brothers David Rutherford
(Shirley) of Orlando and Billy
Rutherford (.Ann) of Fitzgerald;
sisters Saline Powell (Eldon) of
Miami,Marie McIntosh (Albert)
of Bumsville, NC and Christine
Jenkins (Bobby) of Albany, Ga.
The funeral service will be
held Friday, January 19, 2007
at 11:00 am at Souls Harbor
Church of God in Glen St. Mary
with pastors Tim Staler, W.C.
Cobb, James, Scott and Shane
Smith officiating. Interment will
follow at South Prong Cemetery
in Sanderson. The family will
receive friends for visitation on
Thursday, January 18 from 6-
8 pm at Souls Harbor Church.
Arrangements are under the
direction of V. Todd Ferreira
Funeral Services.

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In Memory
Gene Pollard
You are missed very much, but you
will always be in our hearts.

573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
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Fellowship 10:30 am 11:00 am
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Sunday School 10:00 am
Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wed. Evening Prayer Serv. 7:30 pm
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First Baptist Church
"A Beacon to Sunday School 9:45 AM
Baker County" Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 AM
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 PM
'' Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM
Dr. Walter Bennett, Interim Sr. Pastor
L Perry Hays, Associate Pastor

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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday January 18, 2007 Page 9


Mr. Wright and Ms. Taylor

March wedding
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Taylor
of Maxville are pleased to
announce the marriage of their
daughter, Brandy Taylor to Bill
Wright, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim
Wright of St. Augustine.
The wedding will be Saturday,
March 10, 2007.

Golden anniversary
Charles and Elouise Davis
recently celebrated their 50th
wedding anniversary with
their family on a cruise to the
The Davis' were married
February 9, 1957 at the St. Pauls
Church in Jacksonville.
Their children are Tamie
Davis of Palm Beach Gardens,
Terri Davis of Camillers, NY
and Chuck Davis of Providence,
Ky. They also have two

LCCC seeking art
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from artists in its five-county
district, and throughout North
Florida. The college seeks
indoor art from resident artists in
each of the counties and outdoor
art from artists in the region or
throughout Florida. Deadline
for submission of proposals is
February 28, 2007.
For additional information,
call Jim Morris, LCCC executive
director library and community
services, at (386) 754-4337, e-
mail: morrisj@lakecitycc.edu.

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Thanks to Rollinses

for MLK observance
The family and the commu-
nity of Baker County would like
to take this time and opportunity
to thank Rev. Tommy and Ma-
rissa Rollins and family for a
job well done on the celebration
of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
on Friday, January 12. It was a
huge success. With the guidance
of God, you will always rise to
the top with love.
We know that your mom
and dad are looking down on
you with ambitious and pride
for you have touched so many
lives in the community and we
know that god has called you for
a time as such as this. No good
thing will God withhold from
those who walk upright. We,
the family, believe that you are
walking upright for God has not
withheld anything from you.
The family and community
would also like to say thank you
to the Baker County sheriff's de-
partment, Sheriff Joey Dobson,
Paula Barton, Gerald Dopson,
Buddy Dugger, David Craw-
ford, Joe Nathan Ruise, the high
school band, the middle school
band, the ROTC of Baker High,
Just Say No Club of Keller In-
termediate, Florida Highway
Patrolmen, Florida Fish & Wild-
life Commission, Rescue units
of Baker County and all city of-
ficials. Also thanks to the food
There are so many that made
this such a huge success. If we
missed anyone we would say

Medicare briefing
A free informational meet-
ing on Medicare benefits will be
held on Friday, January 19 at The
Central Center north of Sander-
son on CR 229. It begins at 12:45
For more details, contact Mar-
va Williams at 275-2770.

Special thanks
Thanks to everyone who par-
ticipated in the Martin Luther
King Celebration on January 12,
2007. Special thanks to school
Superintendent Paula Barton and
everyone in the Baker County
school system. Special thanks to
the Wal-mart Distribution Center,
to City Manager Gerald Dopson,
Elder Joe Ruise, Sheriff Joey
Dobson and to my good friend
and attorney Michael E. Seelie
of Jacksonville. Special thanks
to Florida Highway Patrolman
Gary Bones and his officers. Spe-
cial thanks to the food committee
and chefs for all their hard work.
Special thanks to Haley Parsel of
Winn Dixie home office and to
Winn Dixie.
We would also like to thank
Moran Wrecker Service and
Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts.
We are already planning for
the 2008 MLK Celebration
which will be held yearly the Fri-
day before MLK holiday.

Central Center to be

dedicatedJan. 28th
The Central Center will be
having a dedication service on
Sunday, January 28 at 4:00 pm.
Everyone is invited to come and
celebrate with us.
The keynote speaker will
be Mrs. Clyemetee Daniels of
Olustee. She will be sharing
some history on the building
when it was the Central Elemen-
tary School.
If anyone has memories or
any input that they would like
to share with us, please contact
Marva Williams at 275-2770.

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Sunday School 10:00 AM. Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 PAM.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 A.M. Wed. Eve. Worship 7:30 P.M.
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'Cutloose, kick off

your Sunday shoes!
The BCHS drama department
will be having open auditions for
the musical Footloose on Jan. 24,
25, 26 from 2:00-4:00 pm in the
school auditorium. The musical
is open to ages 13 and older..
Ren, a boy from Chicago,
moves to a town where dancing
is illegal. He works to change
the law so that his school can
have a dance.
Footloose includes great songs
like "Almost Paradise, Holding
Out for a Hero, Let's Hear it for
the Boy, and the title tune. Please
prepare a short audition song.

for the week of January 22-26
Cold lunch plate or chef salad with wheat roll
or crackers, and dessert (when offered) OR
MONDAY: Mexican burrito w/salsa
or grilled chicken patty on whole grain
bun, green beans w/new potatoes, veg-
etarian baked beans, chilled rosy apple-
sauce and milk.
TUESDAY: Cheese pizza slice or
sloppy joe on whole grain bun, baked
french fries, garden peas & carrots,
chilled peaches and milk.
WEDNESDAY: Deli turkey & cheese
on whole grain bun or popcorn chicken
bites w/homemade wheat roll, baked po-
tato rounds, fresh carrot coins w/reduced
fat ranch dressing, fresh fruit choice and
THURSDAY: Beef & macaroni bake
w/homemade wheat roll or hot dog on
bun, baked beans, green beans, creamy
coleslaw, chilled pear halves, homemade
oatmeal cookie and milk.
FRIDAY: Homemade beef & beans
chili topped w/shredded cheese w/home-
made wheat roll or breaded chicken patty
on whole grain bun w/lettuce garnish,
hash brown patty, steamed broccoli,
chilled fruit choice and milk.

Club to host meeting
The GFWC Woman's Club
of Macclenny will be hosting
the District 4 meeting on Janu-
ary 19, 2007 at the Macclenny
club house.

St. Peters Anglican Fellowship
Minnesota Ave. Macclenny, Fla.
Sunday School 9:00 am
Sunday Service 10:00 am

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
AWANA Wed. Night.. 7:00 pm
Pastor Bob Christmas


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Sunday Morning \Worship I 1:0 a.m.
W'ed. Night Bible rStudy 7:00 p.m.
Ev'tv 4" Sunday Night Service 7:(t p.m.
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2nd Nine Weeks
Fourth grade:
Samantha Baxter, Karrigan Benton, Celeste Bourgois, Catherine Brown, Kristin
Bussey, Grason Cain, Jacob Carter, Matthew Chisholm, Keith Combs, Haley
Crews, Baylee Croft, Isaiah Danielowicz, Brittany Delp, Katherine Dewolfe,
Sydney Dopson, Lexis Fortner, Ashton Goethe, Jessica Harrell, Tasha Highland,
Brandon Hodges, Ridge Home, Jordan Kennedy, Molly Kerce, Summer McCray,
Jacob Milton, Elizabeth Mosley, Hannah Nowlen, Lailan Padgett, Kelby Parker,,
Karlie Payne, Jessica Ratliff, Gracemarie Rhoden, Hannah Rodgers, Julie Schatz,
Jacob Stalvey, Forrest Waldron, Jay Westerwelle, Brandon Wheeler, Callie.
Wheeler, Brianna Whiting, Bakauri Williams, Donelle Williams, Cameron Wilson,
Taylor Yonn.
Fifth grade:
Dalaney Arabie, Kelsey Berry, Candice Blanks, Hunter Chambers, Timothy
Chancey, Palmer Ferguson, Hawke Forbes, Grant Gregory, Anthony Griffis,
Brandi Harrison, Abigail Hinson, Jonathon Kirkland, Tyffany Krausse, Shelby.
Kuhr, Joshua Nichols, Malory Osteen, Kiala Pigott, Autumn Ray, Chelsea Rhoden,
Kimberley Samaroo, Sarah St. John, Genie Taylor, Hunter Williams, MacKenzie
Fourth grade:
Samantha Baxter, Karrigan Benton, Celeste Bourgois, Catherine Brown, Kristin
Bussey, Grason Cain, Jacob Carter, Matthew Chisholm, Keith Combs, Haley
Crews, Baylee Croft, Isaiah Danielowicz, Brittany Delp, Katherine Dewolfe,
Sydney Dopson, Lexis Fortner, Ashton Goethe, Jessica Harrell, Tasha Highland,
Brandon Hodges, Ridge Home, Jordan Kennedy, Molly Kerce, Summer McCray,
Jacob Milton, Elizabeth Mosley, Hannah Nowlen, Lailan Padgett, Kelby Parker,
Karlie Payne, Jessica Ratliff, Gracemarie Rhoden, Hannah Rodgers, Julie Schatz,
Jacob Stalvey, Forrest Waldron, Jay Westerwelle, Brandon Wheeler, Callie
Wheeler, Brianna Whiting, Bakauri Williams, Donelle Williams, Cameron Wilson,
Taylor Yonn.
Fifth grade:
Ashton Adkins, Kasey Alford, Kelsey Anderson, Megan Anderson, Melissa Baker,
Kaila Baldwin, Evan Barrett, Byron Barton, Taylor Beckerdite, Kourtni Bennett,
Tyler Braddy, Amy Bradley, Kayla Brown, Lauren Butler, Cynthia Cams, Thomas
Coker, Emily Collins, Gage Combs, Kaitlyn Corder, Jared Crews; Megan Crews,
Miranda Davis, Taylor Dopson, Forrest Elledge, Ariana Escobar, Sarah Faresi,
Aubun Gaines, Shayla Givens, Glenna Godwin, Brian Goldsmith, Zachary'
Graham, Sara Gray, Stephanie Griner, Reba Guin, Kayla Hancock, MeKenzi'Hand,
Clara Harvey, Brittni Hodges, Shelby Hodges, Mercer Holt, Kylie Holton, Branda
Jarvis, James Johns, Randall Johns, Taylor Johnson, Tiamara Johnson, Lexy
Knabb, Taylor Lauramore, Macie Lawrence, Colton Lee, Caitlin Mason, Danielle
Mathis, Rebekah McNeil, Chase Meadows, Shelby Mechum, Katelyn Medecke:
Cassie Miller, Cody Miller, Storm Miller, Mason Mobley, Bayleigh Moore, Kailey
Murphy, Shelby Murray, Brittany Norrell, Elizabeth Oakes, Kaden Orender, Cody '
Parrott, Morgan Raley, Danielle Raulerson, Dylan Raulerson, Alexander Register:
Kayla Rhoden, Latesha Robinson, Dillan Rowe, Aaliyah Ruise, Chelsea Sanderson,
Breianna Sapp, Mikala Schaeffer, Rachel Sibley, Matthew Smith, Paige Smola:
Samantha Stewart, Sarah Strohmetz, Mason Sweat, Kevin Thomas, Shana Thomas.
Kathryn Thompson, Deeanna Weddle, Amber Welborn, Tyler Wendel, Claytor
West, Hannah West, Sarah Wilkerson, John Williams.


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* Attention all breast feeding moms

Did you know WIC supports breast feeding?

SCome and join us for our breast feeding support group meeting. .

Meet other breast feeding moms in the area.

10, e,

Thursday, January 18

7:00 p.m.

At Glen Church
S (Formerly Glen Church of Christ)

* It is open to all'breast feeding moms in the area. Pregnant moms are welcome too.
* We will have free drawings and refreshments available
* Have questions? Need directions? *
* Call 259-4321 or WIC Office 259-3233 *

Kindergarten Readiness
To all incoming 2007-2008 kindergarteners and their
parents, there will be four hour long sessions with
activities planned to help you and your child make a
smooth transition into kindergarten.
At the Baker County Pre-K/ K Center.
Please register for each session by calling
Velinda at 259-0405.

Monday, January 22
6:00 pm
Tuesday, February 20
_t 6:00 pm

S-- Tuesday, March 13
.eJ 6:00 pm

1 Monday, April 9
c- 6:00 pm

Kindergarten here we come!

THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday January 18, 2007 Page 10

CountPatriots out o

S~p ost-season at yourperil

Jamal Lee tossed in seven against Santa Fe

Cats out-hustled

by Alachua 59-47

Whenever the Wildcats and
the Raiders of Alachua Santa Fe
meet the game is not going to be
boring. The Cats and the Raid-
ers have met in regular season
games and squared off in post-
$e;ason play over the years.
':Saturday's matchup was no
exception, as the Cats blew a.
first half lead to give the Raiders
a 59-47 road victory. It was a dis-
appointing loss for BCHS, which
controlled the game throughout
the first half.
But this was definitely two
different games.
Baker High ran its offense
smoothly in the first half with
strong inside play from Tyler
Thomas, who got six of his game
high 14 points in the first period.
Thomas' work in the paint gave
BCHS an early 13-8 edge.
Santa Fe showed flashes of
what they'd produce in the sec-
ond half by narrowing the gap in
the second period. Since Thomas
controlled the inside lanes, they
had to rely upon outside shoot-

ing. They hit three long rar
three-pointers in the second pe
od to outscore BCHS 17-14 a
trim the Wildcat lead to 27-25
the intermission.
The second half was a diff
ent story. The Raiders came (
fired up with a full court and ]
gan to get production from th
forwards. They shut the C
down offensively and took
lead, edging BCHS for a 43-
third period lead.
They continued to get stro
performances out of their f
wards in the fourth period,
tending their lead and outscor
the Wildcats 18-12 in the fi
Thomas led the Cats with
points and 13 rebounds. Thor
Crowley had 9 points. Ike Pa
er added 8 and Nate Strach
and Jamal Lee had 7 points
The Wildcats will travel
Lake Butler on Jan. 19 to take
the Tigers.






When I looked at the NFL
matchups, I reminded myself
that I would not like to be the
team that got stuck with the New
England Patriots.
By their lofty standards, the
Pats had an off-year. Their run-
ning game has been suspect,
Tom Brady has been on and off,
the defense has had some rough
But that was then the regu-
lar season. This is now the sec-
ond season the playoffs. No
one in recent memory has com-
manded the post-season playoffs
like Tom Brady and the Pats.
Bill Belichick just seems able to
make his team come alive in the
The Patriots drew the San Di-
ego Chargers, arguably the best
team in the NFL. They have the
best record at 14-2, they rocked
and socked their way through
the regular season, winning 10
straight games, and they have
LeDanian Tomlinson.
Tomlinson is the best runner
in football, bar none, and with a
few defensive worries, he looked
to have a big day against the Pats.
He did. It just wasn't enough to
stop Tom Brady.
Over the past few years Brady
and Peyton Manning have been
the two best quarterbacks in
football. They will meet up in the
AFC title game in Indianapolis.
They both have ice water in
their veins, are both intelligent,
and can single-handedly win
games. The difference is when
they shine the brightest. Man-
ning shines in the regular season
and dims some in the playoffs.

on Griffis top player
Caitlin Griffis had a double
S double in the Lady Wildcats' 53-47
win over West Nassau on Saturday
night to secure the Player of the
Week honor. It is the second time
Griffis has been named Player of
|I the Week.
Griffis threw in 11 points for the
Wildcats versus the Lady Warriors.
She also had 10 rebounds, 3 blocked
shots and 2 steals on the defensive
end of the court.
Griffis, who is the daughter of
Head Coach Franklin Griffis, is a
5'8" junior who doubles atforward
and center for the Lady Cats.
Her strong presence on the
S boards helped to hold off a furious
rush by the Lady Warriors and
secure the win for BCHS.

It's just the opposite for Brady.
He comes alive in the post-sea-
That is just what he did in the
last three minutes against San
Diego on Sunday. The Pats hung
around and hung around until
Brady decided it was time to put
down the hammer. The Patri-
ots went up 24-21 with only 70
seconds to go and the Chargers
couldn't get close enough to get
a field goal to tie.
There are just 4 teams left. The
Patriots and Colts will square off
for the AFC crown and the Bears
and the Saints for the NFC title.
I told my son that if the Patriots
got past the Chargers they will
win the Super Bowl and I have
no reason to change my mind.
Who is the richest athlete in
the world. A-Rod? Nope. Peyton
Manning? Nope.
David Beckham. The Los An-
geles Galaxy of Major League
Soccer just offered the former
Manchester United and Real
Madrid midfielder $250 million
to come to the USA. That's right,
over five years the man with the
talented left foot will make over
$500,000 a game to play soccer
for a league that is at best second
Beckham, whose good looks
and famous wife Victoria (Posh
Spice of Spice Girls fame) have
made him a media icon around
the world, will instantly become
the best player in the league. The
AEG investment group and Adi-
das are fronting most of the cash
so as not to bankrupt the league.
He will certainly fill the seats
in the short term, but whether he
will succeed in raising the aware-
ness of the game in the USA is
questionable. It could be money
well spent or money wasted.
Time alone will tell.



Four lifters qualify for

sectional tournament

Four Lady .Wildcat weight
lifters qualified for the sectional
tournament next weekend at
Episcopal High School after
having a strong showing this past
weekend at the qualifying tour-
nament in Lake City.
Coach Scott McDonald's
team performed well in the meet
at Columbia High and he will
take three girls from the lighter
weight class and one from the
heavier class to Episcopal as
well as two alternates.
The top three lifters qualified
for sectionals, with the fourth
place finisher entering the alter-
nate category.
Heather North qualified in the
101 class. Natalie Strachen and
Leslie Tanner both qualified in

the 110 class and Jennifer Blue
qualified in the unlimited class.
Cassie Register placed fourth
and is an alternate in the 119
class and Savannah Norman fin-
ished fourth and is an alternate in
the 169 class.
McDonald is pleased with the
performance, but thought that he
might have gotten a couple of
extra girls in if the situation was
"We could have had six qual-
ify but we just got out lifted in
a couple of weight classes," said
McDonald. "I'd like to have 6-8
lifters so we could challenge for
the sectional, but it's possible
with four. A couple of big lifts
,and who knows what could hap-

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Ike Parker in a race for loose ball against Alachua

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Lady Cats sho\
The Lady ildcats knew going into the January
9 matchup with the Alachua Santa Fe Raiders that
it would be a struggle. After all, the Raiders are de-
fending district champions and returning some very
athletic players. Nonetheless, one of the things that
Coach Franklin Griffis appreciates the most about
his team is its scrappiness. He has often commented
that they never lay down and give up.
SThat's why it is not surprising that BCHS gave
the Raiders a tough fight before falling by a 61-47
margin. It was a closer game than the 14-point Ala-
dhua win indicates.
The Raiders didn't start particularly fast and
BCHS kept up with them throughout the first peri-
6d. Alachua had the edge, leading by five points go-
ing into the second period, but the Cats were within
Striking distance.
, BCHS wasn't able to make up any ground, how-
ever, and when Alachua shifted into a higher gear,
the Cats couldn't quite keep up. Santa Fe led by 9
points at the half.
Santa Fe continued to extend its lead in the third
quarter, outpacing BCHS by 17-11. The Wildcats
managed a fourth period run, cutting the lead to just
4 points with 2:30 left, but it was too little, too late.
Brittany Ruise led scoring for BCHS with 14
points and 7 rebounds. Deanna McKenzie had 12
points and 9 rebounds and Destiny de la Pena 8
points and 8 rebounds. Kara Dupree had 7 points

v heart in split
and Sarah Trawick had 7 rebounds.
The Wildcats had a much easier time on January
11 when they traveled to Live Oak to take on Su-
wannee County. The ladies came out of the gates on
-fire, running up 29 straight points before Suwannee
got on the board. Once they had scored Suwannee
battled back, but the Cats came away with a 58-32
Brittany Hinson and Brittany Ruise had 13 points
The Lady Cats had a very similar opening on
Friday versus West Nassau. They completely con-
trolled the first quarter of the game, leading 16-0 at
the period's end. They went cold in the second half,
allowing the Warriors to close the gap. The Warriors
narrowed the lead to 4 points, but the Cats held on
to win 53-47.
"I was extremely pleased with our efforts this
week, especially the way we started the games,"
said Coach Griffis. "Now we have to learn how to
finish games and not let up. That's something we
will have to work on before the district tourna-
Brittany Hinson had 17 points that night. Ruise
had 12 and Caitlin Griffis 11 points and 10 re-
bounds for a double double. Deanna McKenzie had
9 points.
The Cats host Baldwin on Thursday at 7:30 pm.

." -.. I
Dinner provided by Taylor'd BBQ
For tickets and information contact:
Chris Rewis 237-5211 Bryan McDuffie 259-2022

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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday January 18, 2007 Page 11

BCHS grad, three-tour Iraqi War vet Jail board advisor choices

dies in west Florida hunting accident

A funeral was held the afternoon of January 16
for a 22-year-old former Baker County resident shot
accidently by his brother in Washington County, Fla.
while deer hunting on January 10.
Christopher D. (Chris) Bland of Or-
ange Park died at the scene of pellet
wounds to the upper body. He was a
US Marine recently returned from a
third tour in Iraq.
The victim's brother Joseph C.
Bland, 22, is also a Marine and is sta-
tioned at the US Embassy in Bolivia.
Stan Kirkland, spokesman for
the northwest regional office of the
Florida Wildlife Commission in the
Panhandle, said the accident occurred
about 9:30 am after the brothers had
been hunting about three hours on an
aunt's property about two miles out- Christop
side of Chipley, Fla.
The victim did not have on orange safety cloth-
ing and his brother mistook him for a deer, firing a
single shell from a 12 gauge, three-inch magnum
shotgun. He was about 55 yards away.

Spokesman Kirkland said Joseph Clay started
CPR on his brother, than ran about 500 yards to his
vehicle which he then drove to the aunt's house.
He summoned paramedics who tried
repeatedly to revive Mr. Bland before
Pronouncing him dead.
"B The game commission is treating
S the shooting as accidental and is not
expected to file charges. Mr. Kirkland
said the agency awaits a report from
the medical examiner before making a
final decision.
Mr. Bland was born in Jacksonville
and lived in Baker County most of his
life. He graduated from Baker High
in 2001 and had been in the Marine
Corps five years. His maternal grand-
parents, Pansy and Nathan Baker, live
her Bland in Glen St. Mary.
Fellow Marines served as pallbear-
ers at the Corinth Free Will Baptist Church in Alma
where the service was held. Mr. Bland was buried in
the church cemetery.

(From page 1)

placed. Operating surpluses have
for three decades been turned
back to the county.
The new board is consider-
ing several sites for the new jail,
both north and east of Macclen-
ny, but has sought to keep them
confidential, at least for the pres-
ent. Baker County Development
Corporation must operate in the
sunshine as a county-appointed
body, but individual informal
discussions on land availability
are permissible under limited cir-
Mr. Swan's initial fee proposal
stipulates a 2% underwriting fee
if the jail bonds are highly rated,
rising to 4% if they are non-rat-
ed, as was the Glades County is-
sue. Mr. Knabb was to attempt to
negotiate those fees downward,
and the county still has the op-
tion to seek other quotes.
The board this week autho-
rized "professional services"
bidding for architect and engi-

neering on the project, and plans
a similar solicitation for a con-
tractor. Sheriff Dobson favors
employing Tallahassee architect
Bill Rutherford, who designed
the Glades project and has ex-
tensive expertise on corrections
(jails and prisons) jobs.
Mr. Rutherford has been used
on past projects at the present
county jail.
The sheriff is also pushing
Danny Thomas, a 28-year vet-
eran of the Clay County sheriff's
department, as an on-site project
manager to work with both the
non-profit and local sheriff's de-
partment for the duration of de-
sign and construction.
The jail board will also have
to soon choose a general coun-
sel, and may end up soliciting
professional service proposals,
for that also. Terry Brown of
Starke has indicated an interest
in the position, but may be tossed
out of consideration because of
potential future conflicts since
he represents the Baker County

Baldwin cheerleaders clinch division state title in state competition
The varsity team competed in the 2007 state cheer and dance competition at the Prime Osborne Center in Jacksonville last
weekend and came away with a state title in the 3A, Level 5 division. The girls'squad was one of 43 teams in the varsity division.
Members include captain and co-captain Devin Wilkinson and Jordan Price, Haley Klaas, Jayne Campbell, Brittany Jowers, Cat
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3X24 ft., 29 gauge, metal roofing;
2x6, 44 ft., load bearing, trusses. 334-
6695. 1/4-25p
Dirt, slag & for hire. 622-7489 or 259-
7452. 1/11-18p
Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece,
excellent condition. Southern Charm
259-4140. 12/9tfc
Handicap electric scooter with variable
speed, horn, lights, $1000; 28"x50"
scooter carrier fits hitch, has side gate
and folds, $400; both for $1300 OBO.
Baldwin area 266-4579. or 266-4575.
Bed, beautiful temp-pedic memory
foam mattress & boxsprings, new
in plastic, with warranty, retail $950,
must sell $379, can deliver. 904-858-
9350. 11/2tfc
Divorce my loss, your gain! Farm
stuff including tractors, tractor tires,
trailers & implements. Must have cash
for attorney. Please help. 912-266-
1641. 1/18c
Good used appliances. 90 day money
back guarantee. 266-4717.7/13-3/29p
King pillowtop, new with warranty,
$289, can deliver. 904-391-0015.
Butterfly dining table with 6 chairs,
very ornate, fluted legs, rare; half round
foyer console. All pieces are mahogany
wood. Southern Charm. 259-4140.
4 285/75R16 Pro Comp M/Ts on
Mickey Thompson DC-1 wheels, fits
Chevrolet truck, only 3K miles, like
new, $900. 904-449-3293. 171 1tfc

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50 yards good used carpet with pad
$150; fiberglass patio set; Radio re-
cord player with records. 259-7714.
Luxury queen pillowtop, in plastic,
$199.904-398-5200. 11/2tfc
Pipe rack, Borch demolition hammer,
Ridgid 300 power drive. 259-6644.
Solid wood cherry sleigh bed with
mattress & boxsprings, retail $950,
sacrifice for $395, can deliver. 904-
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1998 Coachman Santara, 37 ft., 275
Cummings diesel, 6 speed Allison
transmission, Freightliner chassis on a
gas generator, rear vision camera, au-
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radio, front and rear TV, VCR, garage
kept, inside kept clean, no smoking,
no.pets. Can be seen in Macclenny. For
information, call 259-4294. 1/18p
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
canvases, drawing pads and much
more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
Street, 259-3737. tfc
Free oak firewood, you cut, take
wood, leave scraps. 259-1618. 1/18p
Two Radio Shack, two line phones,
$100; Professional digital time clock
with one case of cards, $100; Sunvi-
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904-509-7246. 1/18p
Antique breakfront buffet, breakfront
china cabinet, buffet, all mahogany,
can be seen at Southern Charm. 259-
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1997 Saturn SL2, 4 door, standard,
immaculate car, adult owned, $2500
OBO. 259-9621. 1/11-18p
1993 Ford Ranger, 5 speed, good con-
dition, needs clutch, $800 OBO. 259-
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2003 Taurus, Everything works, good
tires & a/c, all power, custom wood-
grain interior, 100k miles, driven daily,
$5800. 259-9177. 1/11-25p
2000 GMC Jimmy, 2 door, 4.3 V6,
regular maintenance, 113k miles, runs
& drives perfect, excellent condition,
$6500 OBO. 259-3763. 1/18p
2004 Ford F250 4x4'Super Duty ex-
tended cab, gas, loaded with every-
thing, 20" tires & rirrn, 62,500 miles,
$20;500. 259-2900. 12/28tfc
Isuzu pickup, 86,000 original miles,
$1200 OBO. 904-591-2916. 1/18p

Lost chocolate/ tan small
male chihuahua. Debarked.
Neutered. 7 yrs old.
Please call
904-307-8146 or 251-5451
Lost companion.
Missed dearly. Lost at
Normandy and Lane Ave.

Free adult pine trees. 24 full grown
pine trees need to be cut down. You
cut, take wood, leave scraps. 259-
1618. 1/18p
I would like to apologize to the
class of 2006 and Baker County High
School. On graduation night, me and
my friends thought we were pulling a
harmless prank. That wasn't the case.
What we did now has hurt the football
team and the high school athletic pro-
gram. That was a mistake, I will not do
again. Please forgive me for my stu-
pidity. I am sorry for all the problems
I have caused my former classmates
and the school. Nathanael D. Bruckner.
Do you have a junk car or truck you
want hauled off or to sell? 259-7968.
Turned down for Social Security/SSI
Disability? Get answers fast! Call 904-
225-0730 or toll-free 1-866-430-3274.
1/1 8-2/8p
Now accepting antique furniture on
consignment. Pieces have to be in good
condition. Call Karin at Southern Charm
259-4140. 2/13tfc

Miniature Dachshund puppies, with
shots, ready 1/20/07, $150 each. 653-
2376. 1/18p
Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $50 boarding fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc

Notice to readers:
The newspaper often publishes classi-
fied advertising on subjects like work-at-
home, weight loss products, health prod-
ucts. While the newspaper uses reason-
able 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
Part-time janitor for office work. 338-
4224. 1/18p
Cook wanted. Apply in person at
Ronie's Food, US 90 in Glen St. Mary.
A/C and duct installer, must be experi-
enced. 259-8038. 1/11-2/1p
Trailer mechanic or helper needed.
Pay by experience. Call 813-1222.
A Touch of Grass Lawn Ser(ice needs
experienced full time lawn mainte-
nance worker with valid Florida drivers
license. 259-7335. 3/23tfc


Over the road drivers needed.
New trucks with ThermoKing APU's, 1800 watt inverters, top of the line
leather seats, walk-in condo sleepers, and new air-ride front suspension
for a smoother ride than you have ever experienced. Home several nights
most weeks as we have a good mixture of regional and over the road.
Home most weekends. Personalized dispatching that comes from only
dispatching 25 trucks locally. Earn up to 30% of revenue immediately.
NO WAITING!!! New increased layover pay. Up to $100.00 per day.
2 weeks vacation. $1200.00 per year Safety Bonus. Driver of the Year
bonus. Driver recruitment bonus. Medical and dental insurance. Need 2
years experience.
904-368-0777 or 888-919-8898

..a.1l Friday 9:00 am-2:00 pm, 121 north on lef about 5
i'" remiles. Lots of stuff, cheap!
S-:. ...'.. Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 pm, Miltondale to
TAG : Suzanne Drive.
I :', Friday & Saturday 7:30 am-12:30 pm, north Lowder
to Wheeler Dr.. take left before funeral home, at the
deadend. Men, women & children clothes, all sizes.
household items and more. 3 families.
Friday & Saturday 7:30 am-?. 10983 N. CR 125. Lots of miscel-
laneous items.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 pm, olf Andrew Raulerson Rd..
off US 90 & 125. look for signs. Household, clothes & many kitchen
items. Large multiple family sale.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 pm. 7509 W. Madison. Glen.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 pm. Estate St., Macclenny II.
Clothes to furniture.
Saturday 8:00 am-1:00 pm. 14207 Leonard Norman Rd. off Steel
Bridge Rd.
Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am-3:00 pm. 416 W. 8th Ave., Macclenny.

Take 8th St. by Moody's Chevron,

Florida Times Union early morning
route in Macclenny and Sanderson.
Must have dependable transportation,
cash bond and telephone. Call 1-888-
810-4524. 1/4-18c
CNAs, full-time 11:00 pm-7:30 am,
must be dependable, licensed & pass
background/state check, references a
must. Apply in person @.Macclenny
Nursing & Rehab, 755 S. 5th St./Hwy
228. 1/11-18c
Experienced painters needed. Must
have tools, benefits after 90 days. 259-
5877. 12/30tfc
Pest control/lawn technician needed,
opportunity to learn a trade with great
career potential for hard worker, $10/
hour to train. Medical, dental, retire-
ment, life, $26k plus. Must have a valid
Florida driver's license. 904-726-9332.
Allbright Contracting is accepting
applications for pipe foreman and pipe
layers. Fax resume to 259-0797 or call
259-0792. 1/11-18p
Local home care agency looking for
full time/part time Physical Therapist
and Occupational Therapist. Contact
Linda at 259-3111.' 5/25tfc
Help wanted. Save up to 20% on your
cell phones and satellite bills and make
money too. 259-7927 or 259-9207.
Company specializing in erosion con-
trol now hiring the following positions:
Crew leaders, equipment operators,
laborers, class A CDL drivers. Valid
driver's license a MUST. Fax resume to
904-275-3292 or call 275-4960. EOE.
Drug free workplace. 1/18p
Cleaning/maintenance person, must
be able to operate floor machine, part-
time, 20-25 hours per week, immediate
opening, minimum wage. Macclenny
Moose Lodge 259-2700 or 259-6305
9:00 am-1:00 pm. 1/11-18c

1st St. on left. More stuff added.

Pier 6 Seafood now accepting applic -
tions for all positions. 259-6123.

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Notice to Readers
All real estate advertising in this newspaper
is subject to the Fair Housing Act which
makes it illegal to advertise "any preference,
limitation or discrimination based on race,
color, religion, sex, handicap, familiar status
or national origin, or an intention, to make
any such preference, limitation or discrimi-
nation." Familial status includes children
under the age of 18 living with parents or
legal custodians, pregnant women and peo-
ple securing custody of children under 18.
This newspaper will not knowingly accept-
any advertising for real estate which is in
violation of the law. Our readers are hereby
informed that all dwellings advertised in this
newspaper are available on an equal oppor-
tunity 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.
Elegant entrance brick home. 4 BR, 2
BA, 2400 SF heated, 13' ceilings, great
room, living room, dining room, break-
fast area, kitchen w/white cabinets, both
bathrooms w/jacuzzi, master BAiwalk-
in shower, security system, surround
sound in great room, large sunroom
next to a screened inground pool. Brand
new 13 seer, high efficiency heat pump.
Sprinkler system, beautiful landscaping.
2 room detached garage w/12' alumi-
num lean to and a fenced area. All on 1
acre which has an underground petsafe
invisible fence. Wonderful neighbor-
hood. Great location. Serious inquires
only. $380,000. 259-4602 or 259-6546
or 219-2842. 8/24tfc


6365 Bob Kirkland Road
Saturday, January 20
9:00 am 12:00 pm
2240 square feet total, 1518 living, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, split
bedroom floor plan, Jacuzzi/ shower in master bath, fireplace,
custom eat-in kitchen, 2 car garage, 1 acre landscaped, termite
tubes, all new GE appliances, 1 year warranty, many more extras.
Contact Leigh Davis 904-476-0995

Lot 26 Montgomery B Lot 49 Cumberland A
1,261 sq.ft., 3/2 3,897 sq. ft., 5/4.5 $273,750
$159,200 Coach lights and Irrigation System




THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday January 18, 2007 Page 13

Newly remodeled home in Baldwin,
great starter home/investment property
with two lots in quiet neighborhood. Ask
about financing, $114,900 OBO. Call
Rick at 904-962-4223. 1/18p
FSBO. 10 acres, several miles outside
of Glen, 1/10 mile off Hwy 90, nice
property, prime location, restricted to
homes, horses allowed, $135,000. 259-
3878. 11/30tfc
Rent to Own EZ qualify, 3 BR, 2 BA
brick home in Macclenny, very well
maintained, $3500 down, $850/month.
904-219-0480. 1/18tfc
Copper Creek, 1127 Copperfield Circle,
3 years old, all brick, 4 BR, 3 BA, 2417
SF, 2 car garage, gas fireplace, security
and speaker systems throughout, sur-
round sound, central vacuum, irrigation
systems, custom blinds and drapes,
$279,000. 259-9000. 1/18p
1/2 acre, rare to find in Glen St. Mary,
high & dry, close to high school & ten-
nis courts, mobile homes OK, owner
financing, $42,900. 904-219-0480.
Beautiful 3 BR, 2 BA Macclenny home,
large family room and dining room,
1875 sf, backs up to large pond and
preserve, priced below appraisal,
$175,000.407-252-4387. 1/4-18p
2.25 acres, high & dry, fish pond &
complete setup, ready to move on!
Homes & mobile homes. Georgia Bend,
15 minutes to 1-10, $50,000, owner
financing or 10% cash discount. 912-
843-8118. 9/28tfc
FSBO. Copper Creek Hills, Unit Ill, lot
for $55,000. Call 259-3343 weekdays
between 9:00 am-5:00 pm. 10/26tfc
Land home package. New 1600 sf, 4
BR, 2 BA on 1.5 acre in Baker County
on St. Mary's River, $130,000. 259-
8028. 1/11-2/1c
10 acres off Cowpen Road, restricted
to 1 home, $120,000. Call Ray at 904-
651-8085. 12/21-1/11p
1.28 acre lot with well & septic off
Woodlawn Rd., $45,000. Please call
904-813-3091. 10/12tfc
2 acres includes all improvements,
north of Sanderson, $24,900. 259-
8028. 1/11-2/1 c
FSBO. Copper Creek Hills, Unit III, 1
large lot, $60,000. Please call 259-3343
weekdays between 9:00 am-5:00 pm.
75x125 lot in Glen St. Mary, $29,000.
Call 904-838-0035. 11/23tfc
5 acres off 185, set-up, $38,000. 259-
8567 or 651-3216. 1/11-2/1 p
3 BR, 2 BA house, corner lot, St.
Mary's Circle W., $179,900. 275-2354.
40 acres near river, some low areas.
Call Carol Burnsed at 259-3747.
Land & home package. 1-10 acres, sin-
glewides, doublewides & homes. 904-
591-2916. 1/18p
1994, 2 BR, 2 BA singlewide on 2
acres, $70,000. 225-3704 or 259-5573.
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5 BR, 2 BA doublewide on 22 acres by
Sanderson Pipe, $700/month, $1000
deposit, no inside pits. 259-9066.
Available now, 458 Canary Lane, 2 BR,
1 BA, $650/month, $650 deposit. Call
259-7892. 1/4tfc
2 BR, 2 BA in city limits, $500 deposit,
'$700/month, no pets. 904-219-8089 or
259-6710. 1/11-18p
2 BR, 1 BA apartment in nice neigh-
borhood in downtown Macclenny, no
smoking or pets, 1st month, last month
and security deposit required, $550/
month. 904-859-3026. 1/4tfc
Mobile homes, 2 and 3 BR, A/C, no
pets, $500-$550 plus deposit. 904-860-
4604. 3/17tfc
2 BR, 11/2 BA mobile home in coun-
try, CH/A, no pets, $650/month, $500
deposit. 275-2865 or 923-2191 cell.
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home at Cozy
Corners Mobile Home Park, $550/
month, 1st, last and $300 deposit. 259-
7335. 1/11tfc

New Fleetwood homes. 2007 models
sold for thousands less. Drive a little,
save a lot. 259-1100. 1/11-2/1c
New 2006, 28x44, 2 BR, 2 BA
Fleetwood, was $47,900, now $42,900.
Yarborough Homes 259-8028.
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Despite neighbor protests,

board okays zoning change

(From page 1) the reason he was pushing for
more units to recoup some of
ingress and egress, and the addi- theadded investment.
tion of four homes only adds to Mr Knabb,f you paid too
the traffic load. Ms. Velting not- much for that land, that's your
ed other shortcomings in the in- problem," said one speaker to
frastructure in that neighborhood loud applause.
that precluded higher density. George Hedge and Jared
Planning Director Ed Preston Kirkland, both related to Mr.
told the board both before and Knabb, spoke in favor reasoning
after the hearing portion the lo- four homes are far better thanthe
cal Land Planning Agency voted present use, or two new trailers
2-2 on the change, which has the or apartments as in the 2005 peti-
effect of a negative decision. ton. Both live in Macclenny II.
Mr. Preston's department, Tricia Gillen, also of Mac-
on the other hand, ruled the re- clenny II, said the packed hear-
zoning was compatible with the ing showed opposition to the
trailer was "evident."
comprehensive plan and recom- taer wa evident.
mended passage. "What we want is one unit per
Following the vote, some acre and to set the right precedent
members of the standing-room- for the area," said said, drawing
members of the standing-room-
only audience filed out of the more applause.
commission room vowing to seek The new homes will have
retribution at the ballot box. central water from Macclenny,
"When you're a Knabb you which acquired the Macclenny
get what you want," shouted one II treatment system a few years
female, referring to the petition- ago. They will have septic tanks,
er's family that still owns large however.
tracts of land in Baker County. Tim Davenport, a Macclenny
The Knabbs, ironically, de- III resident, said he was a signa-
veloped the Macclenny II and III tor to Mr. Knabb's petition but
subdivisions and several family supported the one-acre mini-
members in recent years built mum. He drew chuckles from
houses in a third phase east of the the audience explaining that he
original plat. joined the debate with "no alle-
Mr. Knabb, who spoke first glance, no polluted history" and
and then again toward the end of argued that Mr. Knabb's plans
the hearing, framed his request for 2000 square foot houses "are
as an effort to improve that sec- really 1400 square foot houses
tion of Estates Road. with 600 square foot garages."
"I've driven by there and In other zoning matters that
asked myself why doesn't some- evening, the board voted 4-1 to
body do something about this? approve a PUD (planned urban
He was referring to the single- development) zoning for the
wide trailer on the property. Lakes at Woodlawn off the road
He then read off a list of peo- of the same name southwest of
ple in the area who signed a pe- Macclenny and across Interstate
tition to get rid of the trailer but 10. Chairman Hartley dissented.
did not address whether they fa- The subdivision as proposed
vored the two-unit per lot plan or by Jeffrey Cook and North
sided with those supporting one Florida Heritage Group LLC
per lot. will consist of 137 single family
"It's time for something to homes on 53 acres, an average of
happen to that property," he de- 2.5 units per acre.
dared, avoiding mention that he Many of the same objections
and Mr. Walton have a financial that arose last year when the
stake that exceeds merely getting original land use change came up
rid of the trailer, for a hearing were re-stated again
In fact, Mr. Knabb set himself Tuesday by neighbors question-
up for several jibes when he re- ing why Lakes of Woodlawn has
vealed he paid too much for the more density when surrounding
property. Speakers took that as neighborhoods average one acre
per house or greater.
REsTnuRa- The developer at the request
.- of both the state and the local
ieY. /planning board agreed to connect
to Macclenny's sewer and water
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on a straight stretch of Woodlawn
near the single entrance, a fence
on the west border and reserve a
turn-around for school buses.
Wyman Duggan, a Jackson-
ville lawyer representing Mr.
Cook, argued his client seeks
a density far less than the four
units per acre allowed in the zon-
ing code.
Joyce Hamner, who opposed
the land use change last year,
questioned why the county
would want increased traffic on
curvy Woodlawn Road (referred
to as Snake Road for that reason)

Florida 4'

Reduced- Ten high and dry acres zoned
for horses. Located 3 miles west of Glen
St. Mary off of US 90. Good road frontage.
Modular, manufactured and conventional
homes welcome Reduced to $100,000
New Listing- Peaceful setting on private
lane. High and dry 2 acres with 1404 SF
1999 doublewide in good condition. 3 BR,
2 BA split design. Nice screened porch. 2
miles north of Glen St. Mary. Priced to sell
Fixer upper for hunter/fisherman. 1994
1296 SF 1.73 acres.
Shed with Ihping area.
Near OceanPonin ustee.eeds a little
work. $69,900
Nearly new 2004 manufactured home.
1984 SF, .nln 10 acres
zoned for Bi -ppreciate

and feared the development will
be as dense as Cypress Pointe in
east Macclenny.
"If you lived in our neighbor-
hood, you wouldn't want this
either. We need to preserve our
neighborhood," stated Ms. Ham-
ner, who lives off Dupree Road.
The commission joined for
a unanimous vote approving a
zoning change for Gene Burnsed
on a tract north of Baxter. Densi-
ty was reduced from one unit per
7.5 acre to two acres, allowing
him to deed a tract to his son.

Jim Smith, Real Estate Broker
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Juanice Padgett Andrew P. Smith

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vacant land in the country, Macclenny.
Can be split minimum of 7.5 acres.
High and dry beautiful! MLS# 317891,
plantation 4.75 acres cleared & fenced.
Bring family to enjoy mother-nature.
on 31 acres. Has open floor plan, big
backyard, screened porch and privacy
fence. MLS#333101, $215,000
4BR/3BR 2,480 sq ft on 5.14 acres
4-stall barn w/feed and tackle room,
fenced and desirable area. MLS#313581,
4BR/2BA on a quarter acre w/ privacy
fence, 3 yr old roof, storage building and
large backyard. MLS#346143, $165,000
partially cleared with paved road
frontage. Already split in two parcels.
MLS#312559, $138,000
LAND! LAND! LAND! 3.5 acres
located just 35 miles from Jacksonville.
Mobile home allowed. MLS#341513,

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in nice area of MacClenny. About 1.5 acres w/
over 1,800 sq ft in good location. MLS#344923,
LAKE VIEW 1 acre 4BR/3BA home features
custom fence, crown molding, large screen
lanai, and jetted tub with many possibilities!
MLS#315252, $384,900

The Baker County School District Transportation
Department will be offering a school bus driving class
for anyone interested in driving a school bus for Baker
County Schools starting January 22, 2007. The class-
es will be held on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
nights from 6:00 pm 9:00 pm at the Baker County
Transportation compound on Baker Bus Drive. The
class consists of 20 hours classroom instruction and
20 hours of driving time. You must have 5 years
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a high school diploma or equivalent to be eligible to
take the class. For more information, please contact
the Transportation Department at 259-2444.

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fireplace, tile throughout, plant shelves an open
floor plan and more. MLS#346123, $212,000
SPACIOUS HOME 4BR/2BA dream with large
family room, l/rm, mstr suite w/ luxury bath,
well equipped kitchen and fenced backyard.
MLS#345891, $235,000
INVESTOR WANTED 2.92 acres w/home and
mobile home in fast growing area near 9A and
North Main Street. MLS#345238, $600,000

is 3 acres of vacant land, west of
Jacksonville. Perfect to build your dream
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VACANT LAND- 40 acres of land
for development. Located south of
Sanderson, great investment property.
MLS#329000, $600,000
53 ACRE FARM In Glen St. Mary set
up w/ elec., well, septic system. Fenced
with 2 ponds waiting for your finishing
touches. MLS#307155, $700,000
COUNTRY LAND 4.75 acres in
beautiful old nursery plantation. Cleared
and fenced ready for your new home!
MLS#333422, $159,900
BRICK FIND! 3BR/2.5BA in great area
w/2-car garage, detached workshop,
close to 110 & has tons of extras.
MLS#318595, $229,000
NASSAU COUNTY Four acres in
Bryceville w/ doublewide mobile home,
concrete block workshop. Home sold AS
IS. MLS#329232, $168,500
- Gorgeous 2,646 sq. ft. Colonial sitting
on 10 acres. Includes playground, man-
made pond and more! MLS#325474,

IT 9


New systems & repairs
Field dirt Top soil
Bulldozer & backhoe work
509-0930 cell
Professional painting
Pressure washing
Interior exterior
Residential commercial
Fully insured Locally owned
25 years experience
Engineered trusses for your new
Home Barn Shed Etc.
Free estimates
.ic.#RC0067003 12/23tfc
Small ponds Demolition
$400 per day
Tree removal Light hauling
Stump removal
We haul or buy junk cars and trucks
We sell horses
Licensed Insured
Free estimates
24 hour service
Call Danny
Jesus is the Only Way

New roofs Roof repairs
Roof replacement
Free estimates
Move & set-up
Mobile home pads & upgrades
Honest & dependable
259-3763 or 509-7550
Licened & Insured
Air conditioners Heat pumps
Major appliances
24 hour, 7 day emergency service!
Call Vince Farnesi,
7/1 tfc
Culverts Installed
Tim Johnson
Since 1963
Residential and Commercial
Pest control
Lawn and Shrub care
Termite protection
Damage repair guarantees
Free estimates Call today!
Sentricon Colony
Elimination System

2" and 4" wells
Water & iron conditions installed
Call Roger or Roger Dale
Licensed & Insured
Family owned & operated
Design / Build
,Your plans or our plans
Bentley Rhoden -
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Heating* Air Electrical service
Licensed and Insured
Lic. #ET11000707
Lic. #RA13067193,
Lic. #RA13067194 4/21tfc
Custom house plans
to your specifications
Qualified Good references
4/30tfc '
Oils, acrylics, watercolors,
canvases, drawing pads
& much more!
110 South Fifth Street
General Repairs
Dave Carpenter
Licensed & Insured

Well drilling
Water softners & iron filters
New septic systems
Drain field repairs
We're your water experts
Celebrating our 31st year
in business.
Credit cards gladly accepted
Fully licensed & insured
Florida & Georgia

Build on your lot orours
Your plans or ours
Model home in Copper Creek
Locally owned & operated
Licensed & insured
Slab piep ~ Driveways
Finish mowing ~ Boxblade work
Bushhog work
Serving Baker &
Surrounding counties
Roofing, Free estimates
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Complete site & underground
utility contractor, Land clearing
We sell dirt & slag
Hourly rate available on:
grader, dozer & trackhoe work
Dirt starting at $85/load
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See our catalogs at
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We build in-ground pools
We sell and install
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Service Renovations* Cleaning
Repairs Chemicals* Parts
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Saturday 10:00 am 2:00 pm

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Equipment Hauling
Culvert pipe
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Inground pools demo
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Total water softener supplies
Salt delivery
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Bill or Philip
Beverly Monds Owner
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday January 18, 2007 Page 15

In debt and hounded by collectors?

Prioritize your payment schedules

Submitted by Three Rivers
Legal Services
If consumers do not have the
money to pay all their debts,
they must make difficult choices
about which debts to pay first.
Constant harassing calls and
letters from collection agencies
can cause consumers to pay the
wrong debts first, resulting in se-
rious consequences for the fam-
ily. Just as dangerous to the con-
sumer is feeling overwhelmed,
and ignoring all bills in the unre-
alistic hope that they will simply
go away.
The following provides a
summary of your rights when
dealing with collectors and some
guidelines for determining what
debts should be given priority in
a financial crisis. Even when you
do not have the money to pay
your bills, you do not have to be
subjected to collector pressure
Which debts do Ipay first?
You first should use your
money to pay for what is most
necessary for your family food,
clothing, shelter and continued
utility service. Because there is
very little a debt collector can ac-
tually do to you, debt collection
efforts should have no effect on
you decision about which debts
to pay first. Threats to bring suit,
to seize household goods or gar-
nish wages should be given little
weight unless a lawsuit has actu-
ally been filed and you receive
court papers.
Some general rules for setting
payment priorities are:
Mortgage and rent payments
should always come first.
Make whatever payments
are necessary to insure essential
utility service is not disconnect-
ed. The utility company may not
require payment in full even if
you are behind.
A car loan should be paid
after critical items (food, rent,
clothing), but before most other
debts for nonessentials.
Generally, loans with only
household goods as collateral
should be paid after more press-
ing debts.
Debts without property pledg-
es as collateral, such as credit
cards, doctor and hospital bills,

and accounts with merchants
should have low priority.
The threat of a lawsuit
should not raise the priority of
a debt above that of mortgage,
rent, utility payments and a car
Do not pay those debts that
you have a good legal reason
not to pay, such as when the car
you borrowed the money for is a
lemon. Instead, seek legal advice
as to how to best fight for your
When a. creditor wins a
lawsuit, the consumer's home
and other assets may be at risk
depending on state law and the

amount of equity in the property.
If the property is truly at.risk,
make this a high priority debt.
Tax liabilities and student
loans should be paid ahead of
low priority but after top priority
The foregoing advice is provided
by the lawyers at Three Rivers Legal
Services, Inc., a non-profit corporation
which receives funds from various lo-
cal agencies and individuals, as well
as from the federal government through
Legal Services Corporation (LSC). For
specific advice on your particular situa-
tion, we suggest that you consult with a
lawyer of your choosing. If you cannot
afford a lawyer, you may call your lo-
cal legal services office to find out if you
qualify for free legal assistance.






Baker County School Board
Sealed Bids for sale
of Triple-wide Manufactured Homes
Bid No. FAC 27-0006
Owner: Baker County School Board
Location: 362 W. Minnesota Ave., Mac-
clenny, Florida
Description: Triple-wide, Manufactured
Age: 9 years; constructed 1998
Square Feet: 2114 sf (living area)
4 bedroom, 3 bath, 8 rooms
Attached 2 car carport
Minimum Bid: $25,000; all moving costs to be
paid by successful bidder.
Terms: The home and attached carport is
to be completely relocated not later than April
3, 2007. No financing will be provided by the
Baker County School Board. Payment in full
is due within ten (10) calendar days of the
School Board meeting award date, which is
tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, February
20, 2007. The Baker County School Board
shall not be liable for any damages after the
purchase date.
Viewing: The home will be open for view-
ing on the following dates and times:
Tuesday, January 16, 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Monday, January 22,12:00 pm 3:00 pm
Public Bid Opening: The Baker County
School Board Distance Learning Lab, 392
South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Florida;.
Monday, January 29, 2007, 2:00 pm. Bids re-
ceived later than 2:00 pm will not be opened.
Bid Requirements: All bids must include bid-
ders name, address, telephone number and
bid amount.
Please print or type legibly. All bids shall be
notarized by a licensed Notary Public.

The Baker County School Board reserves
the right to accept or reject any and all bids
All bids are to be received not later than bid-
opening date and time. All bids are to be re-
ceived in a sealed envelope, marked Bid No.
FAC 27-006, Sale of.Manufactured Home,
and addressed to: Cathy B. Golon, Director
of Purchasing, Baker County School Board,
392 South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Flor-
ida 32063. For questions concerning specific
terms and conditions, contact Cathy Golon
directly at 904-259-4330.
Registration of Fictitious Names
I the undersigned, being duly sworn, do
hereby declare under oath that the names of
all persons interested in the business or pro-
fession carried on under the name of Expe-
dited Delivery Service, 5880 Shelly Lane,
Macclenny, Florida 32063, and the extent
of the interest of each is as follows:

Edward W. Harvey
Brenda W. Harvey

"The Easiest Place in the World to Buy a Car or Truck"

Call Locally 259-2313 or
Toll Free 1-888-Dan Lamb
Our showroom is conveniently located at the intersection
of Hwy. 121 and U.S. 90 in downtown Macclenny

Edward W. Harvey
Brenda W. Harvey

Sworn to and subscribed before me this
Silr. d ,,of .in:c luar., 2007.
S Al Fraser
Clerk of Court
Baker County, Florida
By: Jamie Crews
As Deputy Clerk

Baker County, Florida is requesting
written proposals from qualified
architectural firms to provide
professional Services for the Design
Phase on a proposed 400 500 Bed
Baker County Jail.
II. It is the County's intention to employ
the Firm to provide overall Project
Design, Cost Benefit Studies if needed,
Information Management, Scope of
Work, Technical and Construction
Administration Services during the
Proposal Submissions: Submit five (5) copies
of a written proposal no later than 4:00
PM February 8, 2007
Sheriff Joey Dobson
Baker County Sheriff's Office
56 North Second Avenue
Macclenny, Florida 32063
Proposals must be responsive to the require-
ments and questions of the Request for
Reservations: Baker County reserves the
right to reject any and all proposals, to nego-
tiate changes in the new scope of work or
services to be provided, and to otherwise
waive any technicalities or informalities.
Method of Selection: Proposals will be
reviewed by the appropriate Baker County
Staff which will recommend a ranking of
firms. Presentations may or may not be
required. Upon acceptance of the recom-
mendation negotiations will be entered into.
Please respond by including but not limiting
your response to the following:
1. Company name and length of time in
2. Company location.
3. Availability of time to start and complete
4. Insurance carrier and applicable coverage
(errors and omissions).
5. Qualifications of staff to be utilized on this
project with names, short resumes, length of
time with firm and previous clients served.
Experience must be with submitting firm.
6. Names of five (5) previous jail clients within
the past five six (5 6) years with phone
numbers and contact person.
7. Description of previous experience, to
include budget, final cost, time schedule,
change orders, etc. Part of the experience
should reference projects worked on of similar
Request for information shall be in writing.
No calls or vsits please. Refer all written
requests to Sheriff Joey Dobson, 56 N 2n"
Street, Macclenny, Fl 32063.
The Community Behavioral HealthCare
Advisory Board announces a meeting:
Date and Time: Tuesday, January 23 @
11:30 am
Place: Northeast Florida State Hospital,
Building 1, Conference Room :
General Subject Matter to be Considered:
Organizational meeting and general provision
of services b y the Community Behavorial
HealthCare Office.
Please call 904-259-4671 ext. 28 for instruc-
tions on participation.

Legal Notices

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P.O. BOX 1120, US 90 WEST
GLEN ST. MARY, FL. 32040-1120
Phone (904) 259-4375 FAX (904) 259-6146
The following vehicles will be sold at pub-
lic auction February 2, 2007 at 10:00 am, al
Higginbotham's Towing & Recovery, US 9C
West, Glen St.,Mary, FL. 32040.
1993 Mazda Pickup
1997 Ford Expedition
1995 Pontiac Sunfire
Part of cowl of a Chevy Impala


Don't go it alone

The Baker County

Cancer Support Group

First Thursday of month
7:00 pm

Baker County

Health Department

Help Wanted:

Dental Assistant

5 Yr. Experience


Fax Resume to:


Don't have
experience yet?
See the ad for
Jacksonville Dental
Assistant School
in the Help Wanted section
of the classified ads
of The Baker County Press.
It starts with the headline:

"In Just 71 Days

you can have the

skills you need to

get ajob as a

Dental Assistant"

Strgge o Bth'.

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