The Baker County press
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Title: The Baker County press
Uniform Title: Baker County press (Macclenny, Fla. 1929)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Tate Powell
Place of Publication: Macclenny Fla
Creation Date: February 8, 2007
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Baker -- Macclenny
Coordinates: 30.283333 x -82.116667 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 12, 1929.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 39 (Jan. 2, 1931).
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77th Year, Vol. 42 Thursday, February 8, 2007 Macclenny, Florida 500


SPrelude to the

Battle of Olustee
I; January, 1864 the effects of a raging, bloody
conflict were known in households all over the
"country. Most families, north and south, had
.suffered the bitter effects of the bloody struggle,
-. Florida in 1864 was a small state in terms of popula-
tin.' She could only boast of three towns and a popula-
ion in excess of 2000 inhabitants, and a total population
1 '
S137.0. -.
.-,On January, 10, 1861, Florida became the third state
"to secede from the Union and cast its lot with the Confed&
eracy. Soon as the war progressed, most of the troops in
jthe state were sent north to fight. Far away names such
2-as Antietam. Gettysburg and Chickamauga soon became
familiar in Florida households.

: he new year in 1864 found Florida in a virtually defen-
sive state. The northern blockade had produced a strangle-
S; hold and few troops were left to defend her, but Florida held
S. some important playing cards. It was a large supplier of beef,
bacon, salt, corn, leather and pine products to the Confed.
eracy. Some estimates reported at least 500,000 head of
cr attle in Florida.
M' ''r- Abrham aincoln knew the importance of Florida. If this
Source qecoiirissary supplies could be cut off, it would deal
l :.. a bl .t uth. The norti had also begun recruiting
i ;;- iP ts armies. Lincoln:and hi: generals felt that
o.nda iighf be, d aggodsource to fill some of those black
reg I ...
; ;Lai but a not least. Abraham Iincoln was a shrewd politi-
i^ anA I~l-Mip i sid.d c ontcted hirNp nd advanced
elh':: fea t if'e.cotld establish a:military presence'here
; Elrida-rfcopkfbereturned to the union. Thoughts if electoral
ii-nes ei n tfH f ppming presidential election danced through
,; : : E in f o fl h e a d ' .- .. .
:i ;;-iNeivertheless withthe above objectivesin mind,-a military
operation was ordered to proceed to Jacksonville.-Secret or-
d, ers given: to-Union General Truman Seymour directed him
S on February 4th to embark for Florida. Before daylight on
.February 6, Union troops departed Hilton Head, S.C. The
e p:edition was no surprise to the Confederates posted on the
i.'Sou th iarolina coast. Scouts soon notified Confederate Gen-
S:: .eral Pierre G.T. Beauregard, commanding the department of
I:.-South Carolina,. Rorida and Georgia, of enemy troop move-
; ments along the coast General Beauregard's strategy was to
-":post troops:in key locations in those states, then race to as-
semble them to oppose any Yankee threat.
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-;' cf^ fhe l gef at rightidclrwsIs f(to) roodictsketch of thMe ablrr Plantatioi
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Insteel slashes 39%

Reeling from a dramatic
surge in pre-stressed cable from
foreign sources, notably China,
North Carolina-based Insteel
announced late last month the
layoff of 39% of its work force
at the Sanderson plant (formerly
At the same time, the parent
company Insteel says it is deter-
mined to stay in the marketplace
with its pre-stressed wire prod-
ucts and is studying Sanderson
as a likely site for a new plant. A
company spokesman said plans

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at the river..

Author and historian Dickie Ferry points to rnemants of Little S, M1aryv' River bridge near site qf Barber's Plantation. The
bridge iwas dismantled by the Confederder fenders to kindei the advance of Unlion jdrces veut front Baldwin in 1864.:
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ofSanderson plant e
Insteel's plans did little to
soften the blow to 37 workers
who fell victim to the down-
sizing. That leaves the Insteel
workforce at 58 including man-
agement, and the company says
that while it hopes no more
layoffs are necessary it cannot
guarantee it.
The announcement was made
the week of January 22 as the
plant shut down temporarily due
to excess inventory. It resumed
I a two-shift schedule shortly af-
ter that, down from four shifts,
and has remained running with
the trimmed workforce since.
"We're looking at an increase
;~ in imports (of the pre-stressed
wire of PC strand) from 32%
of the market two years ago to
M. .- .--, 45% last year, and 81% of that
is coming from China," pointed
out Mike Gazmarian, Insteel's
chief financial officer and trea-
surer during a telephone inter-
view this week.
rates wire spooling machine at Insteel. The import glut coupled
with a slowdown in the nation's
ae Wiremil under private owner- housing market spells disaster
as ship three decades ago. for sales in the final quarters of

2006. Mr. Gazmarian estimat-
ed the slump in demand of PC
strand can be attributed to the
housing market, where the wire
is used in concrete foundation
Joyce Davis, plant manager
at Sanderson, said the laid-off
workers had annual salaries of
between $25,000-$40,000 and
most left immediately after the
announcement that included
separation benefits.,
"It was very emotional and
we didn't know much for sure
until the last minute," said Ms.
Davis, who has held the posi-
tion at Sanderson dating back
to when it was called Wiremil.
Most of the furloughed workers
had been relatively short-time
the most recent a two-month
hire up to three years.
"Fortunately, many of them
have been able to find jobs,"
said Ms. Davis. "Some have
gone to electrical contractors
and three will be training for
jobs we anticipate will be filled
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The Miami-based developer
proposing the 7000-unit Cedar
Creek northwest of Glen St.
Mary came back this week
with a much polished version
of its original proposal that
was snubbed by the Baker
County Commission back in
TheboardonFebruary 6gave
a unanimous approval stamp to
the revised "memorandum of
understanding" that addresses
the core of concerns that
caused the board last year to
refuse to send the Cedar Creek
plan to Tallahassee for initial
It does not mean the county is
anywhere near ready to forward
Cedar Creek to the Department
of Community Development
as a large scale amendment to
its comprehensive plan.
It does mean the commission
is casting a more favorable
eye to the proposal by Adrian
Development Group, which
now says it is willing to:
V Donate $1.3 million to the
Baker County Development
Commission for an industrial
park "to create high wage
manufacturing and distribution-
related jobs."
V Give the Baker Couinty
Hospital Authority 10 of its
3240 acres and $400,000 for a
medical facility at Cedar Creek.
The authority will have to pony
up an additional $300,000.
V Donate land for, police,
fire and rescue stations at
Cedar Creek.
V Donate 100 acres for a
campus affiliated with Lake
City Community College
and participate on the "pro-
portionate-share" formula with
local public schools to pay for
infrastructure caused by Cedar
Creek's impact on enrollment.
All commitments hinge on
Adrian's success obtaining a
DRI (declaration of regional
impact) order from both the
state and county.
On the public relations front,
the developer also plans at least
three community meetings
with current residents adjacent
to the proposed boundaries of
Claude Harvey Road to the
east and Cowpen Road to the
Specifically mentioned was
the community of Margaretta,
an historically black enclave
to the west. Residents of the
area complained during the
November meeting they were
not consulted on the Cedar
Creek plan, by far the largest
development ever proposed in
Baker County, and among the
largest in northeast Florida.
The memorandum was
signed earlier by Peter Adrian
for the developer, and during
Tuesday's regular commission
meeting, by Chairman Mark
The memo does not
guarantee the county's
endorsement of Cedar Creek
for state approval. Indeed,
Baker County retains final
say even after a DRI gets the
nod from the maze of state
regulatory agencies.
The board agreed this week
to funnel the $1.3 million
donation solely for purchase
of industrial park property, to
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Arsenic scare reveals a positive side;

testing shows area wells in good shape
Sometimes nothingis great. mental specialist with the department, said this
Sucli; was tfhecase last week when the state tested marks the irst time a comprehensive area-wide test"'
both'private'and'public well \ afterr at 14 locations has beenr:6onddcted, and because it is a thorough
around Baker County and found it well within ac- analysis by experts in the field, it should be read as
ceptable levels when it comes to arsenic content. a re-assuring development.
Why is that noteworthy? "We're relieved the Baker County water systems
State and local health officials ordered tests as have checked out like this," he said.
a precaution after they were informed January 26 Though arsenic, a natural element, is often af-
that local'physician Dr. Ali-. forded a negative connota-
son Lex, an internist based tion because of its associa-
at Fraser Hospital, was R abeCS OUnd COon tion with poison in murder
concerned about a possible mysteries, it is "naturally
link to arsenic in four of The Baker County Health Department occurring" and found in
her patients. The specific was attending to yet another potential crisis soil, rice, seafood, meats,
details that gave rise to that i late January, this one involving a raccoon mushrooms, grains, wine,
concern, along with the pa- killed off Steel Bridge Road north of Mac- beer, soft drinks and coffee
tients' identities, were kept clenny that was later found to be infected by among other everyday
confidential under federal the rabies virus, items.
privacy rules. Terry Graham, of the department's envi- And in case you think
Samples from wells, in- ronmental health office, said a state lab made you're exempt, arsenic is
eluding those used by the the determination on Jaruary 18. The animal commonly found in blood
patients in question, were was not believed to have been exposed to and urine. It also gets out of
collected and sent off to any humans and was killed by an unnamed the body's system swiftly.
state testing labs where they individual who noticed it was acting suspi- Specific medical testing
were analyzed for arsenic ciously. is needed to detect inor-
and other particulants. The "This was not unusual since all raccoons ganic arsenic to distinguish
results at mid-week pleased in Florida are considered to be at high risk for between harmful and non-
everyone, rabies," said Mr. Graham in a memo released harmful forms of the natural
"Most were well below this week. He said others in that category mineral in the body.
acceptable levels and we include bats, skunks, coyotes, foxes, otters, The public wells tested
were certainly relieved to bobcats, stray dogs, cats and ferrets, included three in Macclenny
pass that along," said Kerry Mr. Graham said Florida law requires all and that of Glen St. Mary.
Dunleavy, director of the dogs, cats and ferrets be vaccinated against Mr. Graham said the re-
Baker County Health De- rabies by a licensed veterinarian. maining private wells were
apartment. Report any animal bite to the county's ani- scattered over populated ar-
Terry Graham, environ- mal control department at 259-6786. eas of Baker County,

Adrianadds cash, land to proposal...

support in the future creation of
special development districts
to finance infrastructure
related to the DRI order, and
support construction of water
and sewer utilities serving the
Adrian also tinkered
somewhat with its market
formula, saying it will include
"non-age restricted housing"
in the first phase and adjust the
mix to suit market conditions.
That section was inserted
because of concern the "over-
55" target market of Cedar
Creek did not fit the county's
overall job.development plan.
Development Commission
Director Ginger Barber was chief
among the dissenters during
that November hearing, urging
successfully the county reject
the initial DRI process because
Cedar Creek did not address the
policy calling for job creation
with any new development.
One week later,Adrian's chief

operating officer Brian May
admitted he was a bit stunned by
the county's action and insisted
Cedar Creek was too far along
to drop.
The county tentatively plans
another pre-DRI hearing March
19, though that falls inside the
six-month waiting period until it
can be re-proposed.

The commission this week
reserved the afternoon of Feb-
ruary 19 for a comprehensive
workshop on growth matters.
The discussion will be led
by John Kopelousos of Clay
County, an attorney with
extensive experience in matters
like land use regulations, zoning
and DRIs.



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Insteelslashes 39% ofits workforce

(From page 1)

back here either at the existing
plant or a new one."
j : Mr. Gazmarian said Insteel
is not releasing cost or other de-
tails of the planned upgrades at
Sanderson, and 'contracts with
the Baker County Development
Commission for added property
in the neighborhood are at the
very preliminary stage.
Whatever emerges, it is most
likely going to consist of more
cost efficient wire production -
new technology operating with a
leaner workforce. The Sanderson
plant's workforce has hovered
just below 100 for decades.

Insteel's other PC strand plant
is in Gallatin, Tennessee and
both account for about 46% of
the company'ss 2006 sales world-
wide.of $329.5 million. Accord-
ing to Insteel's annual report,
80% of its products are used in
non-residential construction.
The company is traded on the
NASDAQ exchange and recently
announced it intends to buy back
8% of its outstanding 18.2 mil-
lion shares of common stock, a
move often made by -companies
in good cash positions with an
eye on firming up stock prices in
a nervous market. Insteel (IIIN)
was trading at just over $17 a
share earlier this week, down

from a year high of $30.
The company operates four
other plants for its non-PC prod-
ucts and, employs 70(0 nation-
wide. It is based in Mount Airy,.

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standards of publication.

The Florida Association of
Counties sounded the alarm
last week on the losses to local
property tax coffers in the event
newly-sworn Governor Charlie
Crist gets his way raising the
Homestead Exemption from the
present $25,000 to $50,000.
If the association's figures
are accurate and we have no
reason to believe they aren't
- the increased exemption will
reduce Baker County's taxable
roll about 15.1%, the second
highest in Florida.
Union County to the south
is the cellar-dweller among
Florida's 67 counties with a
taxable roll dropping 17.6%.
That means one of nearly
every $7 in taxable real estate
value here will be eliminated
as a base from which local tax
revenue is drawn.
The school system will take
a proportionate hit because it
draws on the same base, as will
the water management districts.
The big difference is both
agencies have a bit of a cushion
when it comes to the maximum
mill rates.
The county board does not
have that luxury.
In real dollars that means a
loss of $104.7 million in taxable
value from the present base of
$693.5 million drawn from the
5588 homesteads on the local
tax roll.
At- the present mill rate
of-,8 .459, .that i translates into
a revenue loss of $938,491,
income that has to be made up
The county's mill rate is
capped at 10, and the millage
would have to be raised to 10.55
to compensate.
Except the county cannot go
over the cap, and thus the only
"relief' would. be an increase
in property values. That's a bit
ironic since Gov. Crist's motive

5% ofcoun
-and campaign promise- was to
lower property tax.
He also will seek from the
Florida Legislature this spring
a $25,000 initial exemption for
businesses on tangible personal
property things like equipment
and office furnishings.
The effect of that won't break
the bank here in Baker County,
but it's incremental. It's money
the county won't be able to
count on.
Of course, another relief valve
is to cut expenses, and maybe
Governor Crist, a Republican, is
trying to force this as well.
Admirable, but in the reality
of local politics, few if any
established expenditures ever
decrease, and even fewer funded
programs go out of existence
unless they're replaced by
newer, more expensive models.
The Baker County Council
on Aging is an example, but far

ty tax base

from the only local entitlement
that grew from modest, volunteer
Governor Crist in the same
tax package seeks to limit
increases in taxable value on non-
homesteaded property vacation
condos and second homes for
instance to the lesser of three
percent or the Consumer Price
He also wants a homeowner to
be able to transfer the Save Our
Homes cap on value increase on
homesteaded property. Now if
you move, you lose it.
Should either or both of those
pass, it would have minimal
effect on the taxable base in
Baker County.
Since all the measures are
Subject to voter approval, the
county has a selling job to do if
they are proposed.
Voters may be, truly cutting
off noses to save face.

couples Death Row

Dear Editor:
In last week's article "Bring-
ing God to Florida's Death Row
Inmates," Kelley Lannigan did
an admirable job of describing
the needs of those to whom we
minister and the work God has
given us. Thank you.
I believe that your readers will
benefit from two additional piec-
es of information:
V First, my wife and I are not
alone in this work. In addition to
the assistance of our pastor, Fr.
Jose, members of St. Mary's par-
ish assist Susan in ministry to the
families, and Dr. Ken Cochran
and John Bourgon perform the
cell-to-cell ministry in solitary
confinement at UCI, allowing
me to concentrate my time there
on Death Row.
V As regards the scriptural
interpretation of Romans 13:4,
there is no discrepancy in the
translation of the Authorized
King James (1611) from the

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Back Porch

As a writer whose work ap-
pears weekly in a newspaper,
it goes without saying that my
facts need to be as correct as
We proofread our work as
carefully as we can, but in the
fast pace of reporting, typing,
editing, proofreading and pro-
ducing lots and lots of copy on
a late Tuesday night, there are
bound to be a few boo boos. As
a general rule, I don't make that
many mistakes, for which I'm
However, every once in a
while, i make a really good one.
The paper comes back from the
printer the next day and there,
leering up at me, big as day,

is the irrefutable proof of my
screw-up. I stare at it dumbly,
trying to figure out how on earth
I made such a mistake.
I recently committed that big-
gest of screw-ups for which no
excuse, even thought seems le-
gitimate at the time, can really
salvage I wrote a feature story
about someone and got the per-
.son's name wrong. Flat wrong.
MiMi Daniels is a local art-
ist who produces murals and
somehow I reported incorrectly
that her last name was Williams.
To make it worse, her last name
was wrong in the headline, too.
To make it even worse than that
this is the really maddening
part I know her son Elijah and
I KNOW his last name is Dan-
iels, for Pete's sake.
It would serve me right, Ms.
Daniels, if you came over with
a bucket of paint and covered
my apartment with big, day-glo
purple elephants. Actually, that
might be a major contradiction.

Elephants are supposed to have
good memories. I, obviously, do
not. Perhaps fifty lashes with a
wet paint brush would be more
As a younger woman, I re-
member hearing and reading
about all the things that would
happen as I approached middle
age: I'd gain weight; I'd have to
wear reading glasses; I wouldn't
have the same energy level; my
memory would get worse.
I poo-pooed it all, but hon-
ey, I'm here to tell you, it hap-
pened, every single thing and
more. You'll hit age 40, every-
one assured me, and Boom! -
there goes the eyesight. They
were right. I now regularly buy
the economy packs of reading
glasses at CVS.
Next to not being able to read
fine print, the most maddening
aspect of aging has been an in-
creasingly crummy memory.
The old gray matter is still sharp
regarding certain things, but the



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short term circuitry has begu
rust. I can still sing a song w
for word that I heard on a P
eye cartoon when I was six ye
old, but I can't tell you what
taurant I had lunch in yesterday
The contemporary advic
to buy a crossword puzzle b
and work the puzzles. Exce
can't ever remember where I
the blasted book when I buy o
I can't find my reading glass
half the time either and I n
them to do the crossword p
zles. Let's don't even ment
trying to keep up with a pen.
Back to names. Names
important. Shakespeare sai
best and he had a point a r
by any other name would sn
as sweet. Ms. Daniels' last na
could be Stumpbucket and
would still be the same sw
down-to earth, talented ar
she is.
Happy painting!


original Greek scriptures. The
Greek, however, implies a verb
which must be explicitly inserted
in the English text of all Bibles
to make sense. The King James
translators inserted the word "ex-
ecute." That is why it appears in
italics in the Bible. The word is
not in the original Greek. The
meaning of the word, however,
is not capital punishment. It is.
"complete, carry out or perform"
as in "the Wildcats perfectly ex-
ecuted that play."
Thus understood, Romans
13:4 provides scriptural author-
ity for government to use judicial
sanction to punish lawbreakers.
But it does not mandate capital
punishment. As Christians, we
believe that when we are allowed
a choice, we must always choose
in favor of life.
Dale S. Recinella
Catholic Lay Chaplain
Death Row-Solitary Confinement


not his intent

Dear Editor:
I was accused of fraud (Press,
February 1) by Mercantile Bank,
a bank that for several years I
have used and trusted with tens
of thousands of dollars.
Never once was there ever an
attempt to defraud this bank. The
decision by Mercantile Bank
(to file a criminal complaint)
was made erroneously. Though
I don't know their policy, I can
assure them these accounts were
never opened to defraud Mercan-
tile Bank. Not even for a million
.dollars w\ouldl -attempt to com-
mit such a crime.
I feel its decision was in error,
but I ask Mercantile and its em-
ployees to forgive me.
Floyd Howard, Owner
Bud's Neptune Motors

Cemetery thefts

sign of asad life
Dear Editor:
This letter is directed at the
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Gun molls, wise guys, tommy guns, antique cars
andflapper dresses mixed with mirth at the Mathis
House at the Glen St. Mary Nurseries the night
of January 27for the "Gangsters and Givers"
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Pair prying Arrestfor stealing amp from pickup
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Fire volunteers train to be firstresponders
Instructor John Motherwell (left) oversees Derek Sapp, Trevor Bedell and Mike Har-
rington as they practice taking blood pressures. Members from the Baker County
Volunteer Fire Department and City of Macclenny Fire Department spent Saturday,
February 3 at the county's emergency operations center in Macclenny practicing
first responder skills. Eight new first responders completed 40 hours of training,
learning first aid and basic life support skills in their first steps to becoming state-
certified firefighters. Seven other current members renewed their certification. The
instruction continues with the 10'-hour Firefighter I class where the students learn
a variety offirefighting skills and techniques.
Photo courtesy of Nancy Oliver

Bought beer for minors,

had prescription medicine

The driver of a vehicle whose
occupants exhibited rowdy be-
havior while driving on US 90
in east Macclenny on January
31 was charged with contribut-
ing to the delinquency of a minor
by buying beer for him, and for
possession of prescription medi-
SJason Bassile, 22, was driving
the 1999 Pontiac near Second
St. when Deputy Gavin Sweat
pulled it over because its occu-
pants were "screaming out the
window" and because the driver
failed to use a turn signal.
Deputy Sweat noted an open
12-pack of beer next to a 17-
year-old passenger niid anI open
battle at the..juelule' teeth. The
youth allegedly admitted he and
friends had been riding with Mr.
Bassile, and he purchased the
beer for them.
The juvenile was charged
with possession of alcohol by a
During a pat-down search,
Deputy Sweat found two pill
bottles on Mr. Bassile, and he
said the prescribed name on them
was that of his girlfriend and he
puts his medication in them, "so
that his friends will not steal
them from him." The possession
charge against him is a third-de-
gree felony.
In other alcohol-related ar-
rests, Marcus F. Rhoden, 38,
of Macclenny was booked for
drunken driving after the 2002
Dodge pickup he was driving
collided with a power pole off
Barber Road during the early
morning hours of February 3.
: Mr. Rhoden failed field so-
briety tests and later registered
amounts above that considered
drunk in Florida when he twice
took a breath test at county jail.
In a delayed arrest report, the
Florida Highway Patrol charged
Tyler A. Payne, 20, of Glen
St. Mary with DUI and a seat
belt violation after his north-
bound 2004 Chevrolet pickup
veered off CR 23A at midnight
January 23 and flipped into the
south shoulder near the for-

mer Pineview Country Club.
Neither Mr. Payne nor passenger
Travis Tyson, 29, also of Glen,
were injured.
Randolph Williams, 50, of
Jacksonville was booked for dis-
orderly intoxication after he was
found loitering on US 90 east in
Macclenny the evening of Janu-
ary 3. He told Deputy John Har-
din he was kicked off a bus from
Tallahassee, and witnesses said
he was begging for money.
Deputy Wayne Limbaugh ar-
rested Jackie Alexander, 44, the
afternoon of January 29 for loi-
tering on private property near
the old golf course, and later near
Michii.n and First St. in Mac-
Mr. Alexander said he walked
from Jacksonville to visit with
his father and sister, who live
near the railroad in Macclenny,
though he was vague as to the
addresses. He had earlier been
warned to stay off private prop-
erty, and was booked for resist-
ing the deputy without violence.

at rest area
A maintenance worker at the
Interstate 10 eastbound rest area
in west Baker County was slight-
ly injured just after midnight on
February 1 when struck by one
of two men he caught vandaliz-
ing vending machines.
Bernard Demps, 54, of Lake
City refused treatment for a
bruise on his back that resulted
when he was struck by a crow
bar that one of the suspects was
using to enter a machine.
Mr. Demps said he was clean-
ing a rest room about 12:30
when he heard a "loud, continu-
ous plying sound" coming from
the vending corridor. He then
surprised two male suspects who
had already gotten into a drink
vending machine. The suspect
was prying open a coffee ma-
Mr. Demps told Deputy Erik
Deloach he ordered the men to
leave and they ran past him to-
ward the parking area where they
sped off eastbound in a small,
black two-door car. The suspect
he described as white and wear-
ing a black and red jacket with
blue jeans struck him as he ran
The other suspect was a black
male wearing a grey ball cap,
grey t-shirt and jeans.
Gene Harper of Jacksonville,
the vending machine owner, lat-
er told police he believes about
$200 was taken. He had no.im-
mediate estimate of other dam-
age from prying.
Sometime during the night
on January 31, a $2800 vend-
ing machine was damaged at the
Macclenny Econolodge. An es-
timated $75 cash inside the coin
mechanism was taken.
In other theft reports, someone
pried open a rear door to gain en-
try to the residence of Ocla Delp
on Frank Combs Circle near
Taylor during daylight hours on
February 3.
Two shotguns valued at $300,
a $200 hunting bow and neck-
lae_,of'a sim ar IValue %',ie tiak-
en irom twv''B 5doom'si Ms'l IiDl
told police she was away from
8:30 am-9:30 pm.
It appears someone backed
into a gas pump at Cuz's One-
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January 29 for the theft of a $400
stereo amp system from a truck
that had been left there for re-
Christopher Gay, 30, of Mac-
clenny told Deputy Sgt. Phil
Duval he was testing the system
when he removed it from a ve-.
hide belonging to Matthew Ray
of Macclenny. Mr. Ray had left
his vehicle at.the Car Quest shop
on South 6th for several weeks.
Owner Randall Smith and Adam
Kilpatrick, who installed the
system in the accused's vehicle,
also implicated Mr. Gay. He is
charged with grand theft.
In other theft cases, a war-
rant was issued for the arrest of
Charles Ferguson, 25, of Glen
St. Mary for theft and re-sale of a
$1500 saddle belonging to Vick-
ie Meadows of St. Mary's, Ga.
The victim told Sgt. Mike
Crews the saddle and a video
camera worth $400 went miss-
ing in late November or early
December, and the officer on
February 1 recovered the saddle
from Erica Snyder of Sanderson,
who said she purchased it from
Mr. Ferguson for $150. She also
said she was unaware the saddle
was stolen.

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A surveillance camera at the
Wal-Mart Supercenter captured
the images of a couple who en-
tered the liquor store there and
stuffed $320 worth of cognac
and champagne into their cloth-.
ing before leaving the premises
and driving off.
The tape shows the couple
in the store about eight minutes
on January 30 and leaving the
parking lot to the north of the de-
tached liquor department in a tan
or silver four-door vehicle. They
were described as black with the
female wearing a large Miller
Lite.racing jacket and having red
The male was wearing what
appeared to be hospital scrubs.
He had short facial hair.
Monica Rohde of Glen St.

Mary reported someone knocked
out and stole a brake light valued
at $100 from her 1998 Dodge
pickup while it was parked at
the new Wal-Mart the afternoon
of January 28. A surveillance
tape was to be turned over to the
sheriff's department in that case
as well.

Someone took a trolling motor
worth $200 from a boat parked in
the carport of the Escoe Starling
residence off North Boulevard
in Macclenny. Mr. Starling dis-
covered the theft the morning of
February 1.
Employee Lauren Nipper re-
ported the theft of a $50 bill from
her purse while she was working
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COA installs new board members
Five new members were added to the Baker County Council On Aging's Board of
Directors during the organization's 2007 annual meeting January 23 held at the
Mathis House on the grounds of the Glen Nursery. The new additions increase the
total number of current board members to thirteen. The new members will serve a
three-year term and bring to the table their collective professional experience in
accounting, finance, contracting and administrative assistance. New member Bill
Cooper stated that he was looking forward to serving the COA and was "ip to the
challenge." From left; John Dedmon, Bill Cooper, Mary) Snow and Maria Allen. Not
pictured, Della Nvman.

Woman stopped twice

for DWLS in one hour

County deputies continue to
put motorists in jail when they
are caught driving on licenses
that have been suspended mul-
tiple times, including one Jack-
sonville woman stopped twice
within the same hour in the early
morning hours of February 2.
The first time, Amanda Kay
Godwin, 25, was ticketed by
Deputy Mike Lagle just after
2:00 when she was stopped on
US 90 near Blair St. driving a
2001 Oldsmobile. She and pas-
senger Chad Mallory, 28, who
said he lived nearby, parked
the vehicle and said they would
leave on foot.
Deputy Brad Dougherty wit-
nessed the conversation and re-
ported about 2:50 am he spot-
ted the same woman behind
the wheel of the same vehicle
on Lowder St. near South 6th,
and got behind the vehicle as it
pulled into the driveway of Fra-
ser Funeral Home.
Deputy Dougherty remind-
ed Mr. Godwin she had been
warned earlier, and she denied
her license suspension while re-
sisting the officer's efforts to get
her out of the vehicle and hand-
cuffed. She pleaded with him
not to take her to jail because, "I
have four kids."
Ms. Godwin was booked for
knowingly driving without a li-
cense and resisting arrest.
Another multiple offender
ended up in jail early on February
3 after the 1998 Dodge pickup
she was driving was stopped on
US 90 near 7th St. in Macclenny
for lack of a tag light.
Deputy John Hardin learned
via computer just before 1:00 am
that Leslie Starling, 36, of Glen
St. Mary was driving without
a license suspended five times
for violations like DUI, failure
to pay child support and traffic
Ms. Starling was also charged
with having narcotics parapher-
nalia after he found a plastic bag
inside the vehicle with traces
of cocaine inside. The bag was
stuffed in a cigarette pack.
In other cases, Timothy Cart-
er, 21, of Macclenny was jailed
late on February 2 after Deputy
Hardin learned he was driving on
a three-time license suspension.
The officer clocked Mr. Carter's
northbound 2002 Saturn speed-
ing on CR 125 north about 11:00
am and the driver was ticketed
for that also. His earlier suspen-
sions were for two counts of
drunk driving and one failure to
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An expired license tag led Sgt.
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City's adjustment board nixes game room plan,

agrees it's form ofgambling and out ofplace
Responding to complaints Mr. McKenzie owns one in ing considered an exception only ing approval by the state agency
that it amounts to little more than Mayport. for the game room. that governs child care facilities.
gambling and brings nothing of The owner proposed opera- The hearing was necessary A dozen children are currently
redeeming value to the Macclen- tion from 10:00 am-midnight because commercial zoning on enrolled.
ny commercial landscape, the seven days a week, and briefly South Sixth allows game rooms
city's Zoning Adjustment Board discussed establishing a mini- only by special exception. A bar
on February 5 turned down a mum age of 18 for admittance, or lounge would trigger a similar ALCOHOLICS
special exception request for a though originally it was to be hearing.
video game room on South Sixth open for all ages. The adjustment board voted ANONYMOUS
St. Chairman Bryant said he re- unanimously on a second special
The five-member appointed ceived 11 phone calls over the exception on its agenda, allow- Monday & Thursday
board listened to arguments by weekend all from persons ing an expanded day care busi-
petitioner Emory Etheridge of against the exception, ness on South Seventh St. 8:0 pm
Jacksonville and a handful of "I can tell you some of the It was sought by Clarence and Macclenny Church of Christ
opponents before voting 3-2 to calls were very spirited," ac- Catina Jones and the property 5th andMinnesota
deny the exception. Voting with knowledge Mr. Bryant. was recently rezoned as a pre-
the majority were Chairman Also speaking against the ex- liminary step. The couple plans 275-3617 or 259-8257
Mark Bryant and members Jim ception was Mike Shedd, who to house up to 60 children, pend-
Fletcher and Bill Lisenby, the argued both the city and county
board's newest member. Mem- are ill-suited for a game room /
bers Gil Crowser and Linda Wil- and people who enjoy that kind odla n Kl
liams favored the exception. of entertainment can go outside Wdla Kl
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up for this year's A-Fest which

will feature a skateboard com-
petition sponsored by KONA in
Jacksonville. Local skateboard
enthusiasts will get a venue to
strut their stuff and show off
their techniques.
Outspok'n is all about sup-
porting constructive and health
oriented activities for teens in
the community and Ms. Gerard,
among others involved with the
YMCA, recognizes the interest
in skateboarding and the lack of
a suitable local area to practice
the sport. A skateboard compe-
tition seemed one good way to
promote the Outspok'n message
and show local teens that their
community cares about their
The skateboard competition
is divided into two age groups:
13 and under 14 and up. There
will be prizes and trophies
Another big draw will be the
battle of local bands and this
year features three: York from
Jacksonville; Red Letter Bullet
from Baldwin and Macclenny's
own Soapbox Havoc.
"The bands are screened for
this event," says Ms. Gerard.
"The music of the bands partici-
pating is appropriate with the ab-
stinence message we promote."
The idea is that abstinence
from drug and alcohol use, un-
wise sexual practices and any
risky behavior should not be
thought of as depriving people
of fun or popularity. A person
who has made an abstinence
commitment can still be cool,
even be in a band.
There will be a rock climbing
wall and a bungee run, presenta-
tions by guest speakers, vendors
selling food and Jay Stiles from
WAPE Morning Zoo radio will
also be present for the event.
On a personal note, Ms. Ge-
rard feels strongly about work-
ing to lower the teen pregnancy
rate in Baker County and feels
involvement with abstinence or-
ganizations can be a major fac-
tor in bringing about change.
Support for events such as A-
Fest are important because they
celebrate a teen's right to take
control of their own lives and
make their own informed deci-
sions," she believes.

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W'e would like to see them. 259-2400

Advantage Tax Service of Macclenny
serving Baker County for 15 years. We
are offering fast money advances on
qualified refunds with last pay stub,
or on early W2's. We will continue
to serve our present clients as
well as welcoming new clients.
Bill Paul, President
Lucile Kennedy, Manager
1191 S. Sixth Street (904) 259-8322

Accuses wi e of aving an

affair with neighbor; beats,

chokes her with kidspresent
A Macclenny husband who arrest, and claimed the lashes o
allegedly inflicted head and neck her neck were self-inflicted wit
injuries on his wife after accus- a razor blade. She was referred
ing her of having an affair was for a mental health evaluation.
arrested by county deputies the The girlfriend said a fight be
night of January 31 after he was gan when she tossed mustard o
spotted driving his vehicle past Mr. Eddins when he threatened
their house on College Ave. in to call off their relationship.
north Macclenny. A criminal complaint allegin
Minutes before, police said battery against a 30 year old f<
Adam Cohen, 34, left the resi- male patient at Northeast Florid
dence after a neighbor called for State Hospital was filed after
help. Deputy Jeremy Moran said January 30 incident during which
Kathy Cohen, 30, had signs of a she allegedly attacked a 40-yea
struggle on her neck and hands, old female patient.
and that the wife said she was The older woman was seate
jumped from behind and choked in a chair outside Building
while being held down. when struck by the other. Sh
Ms. Cohen said the incident sustained a fractured nose.
began about 10:00 as she at-
tempted to leave the residence
with young children belonging
to a neighbor, with whom the
husband believed she was ro-
mantically involved.
A similar domestic violence
battery charge was filed the next
evening against Jason Eddins,
30, for allegedly attacking his
girlfriend and ripping her cloth-
ing during a fight at their resi-
dence off CR 125 in north Glen
St. Mary.
Deputy Greg Burnsed said he
found Raycheal Harris, 20, in a
state of distress when he arrived
near the residence just before
The officer said Ms. Harris
became hysterical when he at-
tempted to give her a domestic
violence packet following the

Okefenokee holds
after hours program
Discover things that go
"bump" in the night! Find out
what roams the refuge when the
lights go down! Join staff and
volunteers on February 10th to
listen and look for bats, frogs,
raccoons, and owls, as well as
other creatures of the night, on M
a 1.5 mile stroll down SWanip
Boardwalk. Meet at 5:0 2pm at ;
the Visitor Center parking lot lo-
cated at the east entrance to the
refuge about 11 miles southwest
of Folkston off Hwy. 121. After -
a short introduction at the pavil-
ion, participants will drive down 0 Ag Center -
the Swamp Island Drive to the 0
Boardwalk. The program will US 90
finish by 7:00 pm.
Pre-registration is required.
Participants must register at the
Visitor Center before 5:00 pm,
where they will receive a special
program pass. This program is Dinner ill
limited to the first 30 registrants. inner Will
Bring binoculars, flashlights,
bug spray, water, and comfort- if you have a
able clothes and shoes to walk I av
in. This event is subject to can- please call any of (
cellation in the event of inclem-
ent weather. representative
Refuge entrance fees are
not required after 4 pm. For
more information, please con-
tact the visitor center at (912)

THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday February 8, 2007 Page 7


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'Baited field' hunters avoid court

by signing

It looks like nine hunters, four
of them past and present public
officials, won't be appearing this
month in county court after all
to answer charges they were at-
tempting to shoot dove in a bait-
ed field on December 30.
All signed deferred prosecu-
tion agreements with the state
attorney's office this week, doc-
uments in which they admitted
guilt and promised to keep out of
trouble during a four-month pro-
bationary period.
In addition, the nine agreed
to perform community service
or pony up cash to avoid doing
so and, likely the most painful of
all, were banned from hunting in
Florida through the end of 2007.
The amount of community ser-
vice hours ordered varies among
the defendants based on whether
they had additional charges that
day when two state game of-
ficers caught the group hunting
in a field off Crews Road. The
field reportedly contained corn
residue from a crop, and the state
considers such fields "baited."

deferred agreements

The defendants included Tim of community service beyond
Sweat, 41, of Glen St. Mary, the the 7.5 hours given all the defen-
current Baker County property dants.
appraiser; former Baker County They can either buy their way
commissioners Tommy Rhoden, out of that portion of the sen-
65,and Tommy Dorman,59,both tence for $125 each, or serve the
of Macclenny; Joe B. Crews, 72, time to benefit the Baker County
of Macclenny, a former school Community Service counseling
board member; Rock Rhoden, agency in Macclenny. The addi-
33, son of the landowner; Jona- tional community service order
than Fish, 25; Christopher Rew- will be waived by payment of
is, 33, all of Macclenny; Johnny $10 an hour.
Bryan, 59, of Jacksonville. All nine defendants have to
The Florida Wildlife Commis- report to the Tri-County proba-
sion officers, who said they were tion office in Macclenny and pay
drawn to the field by the sound $50 supervision costs for up to
of gunshots, charged the younger the four-month term of the sen-
Mr. Rhoden also with failure to tence.
present a hunting license, Mr.
Fish with not having a license ALCOHOLICS
and possession of an unplugged
shotgun and Mr. Rewis with the A ONYMOUS
latter charge only. The elder Mr. Monday & Thursday 8:00 pm
Rhoden was also charged with MacclennyChurchofChrist
providing the field. 5th and Minnesota
Because of the added counts
and the fact that Mr. Rewis has 275-3617 or 259-8257
a record of other offenses, the ,- ..,
deferred prosecution orders the
four to serve another 20 hours

Control burning resumes

in Osceola National Forest

1 Now Open

The Care Center

A ministry of Raiford Road Church


Counseling, clothing and personal hygiene items

available to those in need.

Open Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:oo am 12:00 pm
and the fourth Saturday of every month 9:oo am 12:00oo pm

The center is located in Macclenny at
162 E. Macclenny Ave next to City Hall.
For information please call 904-259-5726 or 904-259-6015
All services are free of charge.

"Sharing the love of Jesus Christ with Baker County and the world"

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the Osceola this year to reduce
fuels at the ground level that in-
tensify the danger of forest fires
during hot summer months. Pre-
scribed bums also play an im-
portant role improving wildlife
habitat and eliminating compet-
ing vegetation.
The Forest Service also advis-
es persons who are sensitive to
smoke to get on a burn notifica-
tion list. They will be contacted
if prescribed burning is sched-
uled near their residence.
To do that, or for more infor-
mation, call the Osceola district
office at 386-752-2577.

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(r* othecinld we take care of all the paperwork.


CASE NO.: 02-2006-CA-0173
Frances K. Brown
Marshall Covington and Christine Covington,
Faye Rowland, Harold Porter, Fred Skull and
Nancy Skull
TO: Harold Porter, Fred Skull and Nancy
current residence unknown, but whose
last address was 11426 Thomas Drive
West, Macclenny, FL 32063 (as to Harold
Porter); 10201 Normandy Boulevard, #9,
Jacksonville, FL 32221 (as to Fred Skull
and Nancy Skull); 10201 Normandy Bou-
levard, #292, Jacksonville, FL 32221 (as to
Fred Skull and Nancy Skull).
You are notified that an action to quiet
title on the following property in Baker
County, Florida, to-wit:
Parcel One: Lot (1), Block Three (3) of the
subdivision of East Macclenny Heights on
file in Plat Book 2, page 26, of the current
public records of Baker County, Florida.

Parcel Two: Lots 3 & 4, Block 3, East
Macclenny Heights as more shown on the
plat of East Macclenny Heights on file in
Plat Book 2, page 26, of the current public
records of Baker County, Florida.

has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on Douglas C. Zahm, PA.,
Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 18830
U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 300, Clearwa-
ter, Florida 33764, on or before February
12, 2007, or within thirty (30) days after the
first publication of this Notice of Action, and
file the original with the Clerk of this Court
at 339 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny,
FL 32073, either before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise
a default will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the complaint petition.
Witness my hand and seal of this Court
on this 10th day of January, 2007.
Al Fraser
As Clerk of the Court
BY: Jamie Crews
As Deputy Clerk
Douglas C. Zahm, P.A.
18830 U.S. Highway 17 North
Suite 300
Clearwater, FL 33764

The quarterly meeting of the Baker County
Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coor-
dinating Board will take place at 10:00 am,
Thursday, February 15, 2007, at the Baker
County Family Health Department, 480 West
Lowder Street, Macclenny, Florida. All in-
terested persons are invited to attend. The
Northeast Florida Regional Council adheres
to the Americans with Disabilities Act and' will
make reasonable modifications for access to
this meeting upon request. Requests should
be received at least 72 hours in advance of
the meeting in order to allow time to provide
the requested service. For more information,
contact the Northeast Florida Regional Coun-
cil at 904-279-0880 between the hours of
8:00 am-5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Notice is hereby given that the Baker County
Board of Commissioners will receive written,
sealed bids a the Baker County Administra-
tion Office, located at 55 North Third Street,
Macclenny, FLorida 32063, until Wednesday,
February 28, 2007 at 3:00 pm for the follow-
Project Number 2007-01
Paving +/-1.6 miles of Bob Burnsed Road
and existing dirt road
A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held
on Thursday, February 15, 2007 at 10:00 am
in the Baker County Administration Building,
55 North Third Street, Macclenny, Fl 32063.
Bids will not be accepted from any bidder
who is not represented at the pre-bid confer-
ence. All contractors bidding the project must
be pre-qualified with FDOT in Tallahassee,
Florida. Contractors may obtain specifica-
tions and bid documents only at the pre-bid
conference. All bids must be sealed with
the project number clearly marked on the
outside of the bid packet. Any bids received
after February 28, 2007 at 3:00 pm will not
be accepted. The Baker County Board of
Commissioners reserves the right to reject
any and all bids.

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 March 2, 2007 at 10:00 am, at
Higginbotham's Towing & Recovery, US 90
West, Glen St. Mary, FL. 32040.
1993 Nissan 4 door
ID#1 N4BU31F7PC159145
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The US Forest Service issued
a reminder last week that it has
resumed control burning in the
Osceola National Forest in west
and north Baker County, and
urged caution in the event smoke
is pushed into more populated
areas and over roadways.
Such was the case in mid-
January when thick smoke de-
scended over some portions of
Interstate 10 west of Sanderson
to the Columbia County line.
Several accidents resulted, none
of them serious.
The US Forest Service plans
to control bur 30,000 acres in

THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday February 8, 2007 Page 9


Linda Morrison

dies February 2nd

Linda Darlene Morrison, 52,
of Glen St. Mary died on February
2, 2007. She was born on
February 22, 1954 in Columbia,
Ky. and
lived most
of her life in
Liberty, Ky.
until moving
to Glen
St. Mary -
in 1993.
She was a
member of
the First
te First Ms. Morrison
B aptist
Church of Glen St. Mary and
enjoyed fishing, crocheting,
sewing and collecting dolls.
She was predeceased by her
sons Earl, Grant and William
Wesley; her father Willie Lee
Atwood and brothers Edward
and Wain Atwood.
Survivors include husband
of 20 years, Frederick James
"Jim" Morrison; mother Ada
M. Atwood of Liberty; mother-
in-law Lou Gerome Morrison;
children Amber Suzanne
and Kyler James Morrison;
daughter-in-law Renee Wesley
of Seymour, Ind; brothers
Willie L. (Melissa) Atwood
and George (Rose) Atwood,
both of Seymour; sisters Emma
Plisko, Martha (Bob) Malone,
Sue Smith and Theresa (Bob)
Vondielingen, all of Seymour,
Wilma. (Herb) Taylor of
Campbellsville, Ky.,Anna (Tom)
Bishop of Bardstown, Ky., Lana
Peyton and Libby Atwood, both
of Liberty and Nancy (Brad)
Goben of Brownstown, Ind.;
grandsons Zachariah and Josiah
The funeral service was held
Tuesday, February 6, 20067 in
the chapel of V. Todd Ferreria
Funeral Services with pastors
Tim Patterson and Perry Hayes
officiating. Interment followed
at Macedonia Cemetery.


service February 2
Margie B. Murphey, 68,
of Baldwin died on January
29, 2007, following a lengthy
illness. Mrs. Murphey was born
November 2,1938 inBlackshear,
Ga. to the late Lloyd Beverly and
the former Susie Leona Cagle.
Survivors include her
husband of 32 years, Charles
Murphey; sons Richard
(Theresa) Kennedy, Gary
(Tammi) Kennedy and Michael
Cole Kennedy; daughter Sandy
McLean; 13 grandchildren; one
great-grandchild; 2 brothers and
5 sisters.
The funeral service was held
Friday, February 2 at Baldwin
First Assembly of God with
Pastor Bert Hutson officiating.
Interment followed at Woodlawn
Cemetery. Pallbearers were Gary
Kennedy, Jr., Ricky Kennedy II,
Andy Kennedy, Daniel McLean,
lan Kennedy, Michael Kennedy,
Jr., Ryan Kennedy and Gregory
McLean. Arrangements were
under the direction of R.V.
Prestwood LFD.

573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am
Fellowship 10:30 am -11:00 am
S Worship Services
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James Darrow Newmans
11/24/61 2/9/01
We little knew that morning that
God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly,
in death we do the same.'
It broke our hearts to lose you,
you did not go alone,
for part of us went with you,
the day God called you home.
You left us peaceful memories,
your love is still our guide,
and though we cannot see you,
you are always at our side.
Our family chain is broken
and nothing seems the same,
but as God calls us one by one,
the chain will link again.

Jesus: The Way, The Truth and The Life
Sunday School 10:00 A.M. Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 P.M.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 A.M. Wed. Eve. Worship 7:30 P.M.
Pastor Rev. Shannon Conner
North 6th Street Macclenny 259-3500


Bi-annualDist. 4 meeting hosted
The Florida Federation of Women's Clubs district 4 meeting, which is hosted by the
Women's Club of Macclenny every two years, met January 19. Approximately 95
attendees represented the 16 clubs in northeast Florida. Presentations were made in
the categories of conservation, health, general programs, arts & crafts and organi-
zation reporting. Caden Orender sang the Star Spangled Banner and Pastor James
Croft gave a special talk highlighting contemporary trends in conservation and be-
ing responsible stewards of the environment. Program officers and presenters from
left: Heather Harper, Dist. 4 chaplain; Cheryl Lunn, president; Janie Ade, Dist. 4
director; Libby Sewell, Dist. 4 secretary; Sandy Townsley, Dist. 4 parlimentarian
and co-chair of arts & crafts, Kay O'Rourke, Dist. 4.arts & crafts chairperson and
Frances Frost, program chairperson and 3rd vice president of the Women's Club.

Carrie Snelling, 91,

of Cross City dies
Carrie Lee Snelling, 91, of
Cross City died on February
4, 2007 in Cross City. She was
born in Eugene, Dixie County,
Fla. and came to this area from
Survivors include husband
Robert C. Snelling of Cross
City; daughters Bettie Gene
Kight-Smith of Macclenny
and Margaret Lou Toff;
grandchildren Barbara A.
Waters, Rodger Smith, Larry
Smith and Mickey Smith; great-
grandchildren Ryan Smith and
Chris Harvey.
The service was held
Wednesday, February 7 at Hiers-
Baxley Funeral Services in
Chiefland with Bro. Bobby Hiers
officiating. Burial followed at
Chiefland Cemetery.

Happy Birthday
Tessa Godwin
2/2/90 5/4/03
Wow, what a big year this would
have been for you here on earth.
Getting your class ring, going to the
prom and so many other firsts. But
we know that what you are experi-
encing in heaven is far greater than
anything this world has to offer. His
riches exceed our understanding.
May we never lose sight of the
ultimate prize, sharing our birth-
days with Jesus.
Not a moment goes by that we
don't think of you and your smiling
We love and miss you more ev-
Job 1:21 And said, Naked came
I out of my mother's womb, and na-
ked shall I return thither; the Lord
gave, and the Lord hath taken away;
blessed be the name of the Lord.



Senior Pstor Independent Pentecostal Church Associate
David Thomas T 7i T 5I
259-4940 Seventh St. & Ohio Ave., Macclenny 2594.

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 oihP,
Gary Crii



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Where Everyone is Somebody and
Jesus is the Leader

Pastor Rev. Ernie Terrell

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

Glen St M Iar

23-A to Lauramore Ka. & rairgrounas na.
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

Thank you to all
We may have lost a precious
piece of our family, but we know
that a piece of each of us is with
him in Heaven's Holy Light.
When we are high on the
mountain it is easy to feel loved,
for our friends stretch as far as
the heart can see. Though as we
walk through our valley that
warmth is often much harder to
feel. During our recent loss we
felt the tender embrace of our
friends and family. The warmth
that surrounded our hearts and
lifted our souls from knowing
others remembered and cared
will never be forgotten. From
the simplest phone call with the
kindest of words to the many
prayers you said that brought
us peace, we will always be
The feeling of knowing we
are able to hold such precious
friends and family so close to
our hearts is the best blessing
anyone could ever receive.
Your expression of compassion
and offering of love brought
encouragement and comfort to
our grieving hearts. We pray
God will bless all of you as your
kindness has truly blessed us.
Thank you from the depth of
our hearts for the many dishes,
both brought and offered, all of
the kindness and love shown,
prayers that lifted us and the
tremendous support we received
during our time of loss.

We publish
obituaries & pictures


Thank you -$5.00
(for 50 words)

Don't go it alone
The Baker County
Cancer Support Group
First Thursday of month
7:00 pm
Baker County
Health Department

Tebow to speak at

Feb. 17th banquet
First Baptist Church
of Macclenny will host a
Sportsman's Banquet on
Saturday, February 17. The
banquet is open to all men
and their sons. The dinner
will include barbeque and an
assortment of wild game. Lots
of great door prizes for the
sportsman will be given away.
Guest speakers will include
local outdoorsman Terry
Bradley and special guest will
be Bob Tebow, missionary to
the Philippines and father of
Gator quarterback Tim Tebow.
The banquet will be held in the
church's Family Life Center
at 5:30 pm. There is no charge
for the event but you do need
a reservation. For information
or tickets call the church office
at 259-2933 or Pat Shannon at
259-1959 by February'14.

McCray Chapel sing
McCray's Chapel in Olustee
will have a night in songs
with The Shepherd Men of
Jacksonville on Saturday,
February 10, 2007 at 7:00 pm.
Singing with this group is
one of Baker County's own,
Dec. Nathiel Tolliver.
Pastor Morgan invites
everyone to join them for this

Mt. Zion N.C.

Methodist Church
121 North t 259-4461
llacclennv, FL
Pastor Timn Cheshire
Sunday School 9.45 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6.00 pm
Wdrnesdav Praver Service 00 pm

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

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

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
KJohn L. Hay, Jr., Pastor>


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Sunday Schuol Q:45 a.m.
Sunday~ morning Worship I :00n.m.
I Wed. Night Bihk Srudy 7:00 p.m.
Eu\-r 4' Sunda Night Scniu 7:00 p in
Videll If: I'illiams -Paistor /

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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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

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"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

Perry Hays, Associate Pastor

THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday February 8, 2007 Page 10



Natalie Micke & Andy Crockett


to wed March 24
Don and Phyllis Micke of
Glen St. Mary are pleased to
announce the engagement of
their daughter Natalie to Andy
Crockett of Gainesville.
Andy is the son of Jewel and
Glenn White of Williston and
Robert Crockett of Hawthorne.
Andy graduated from Williston
High School in 1997 and is
currently on recruiting duty with
the U.S. Army in Gainesville.
Previously he served as a
helicopter crew chief in the 82nd
Airborne Division.
Natalie graduated from
Baker County High School in
2001 and is currently employed
with Millennium Bank in
The wedding will be March
24 at Raiford Road Church.
After a honeymoon to the
mountains, the couple will
reside in Gainesville.

Garden club meeting
The monthly meeting of the
Garden Club of Baker County
will be held on Thursday, Feb-
ruary 8, 2007 at 10:00am at the
Mathis House on the Glen St.
Mary Nursery.
The program will be on or-
ganic gardening presented by
Lelanie Davis. For more infor-
mation on the meeting or join-
ing the garden club, please co- 'n,
tact.-259-6064. ......

Rebecca Fields & David Leonard

Couple to wedFeb. 17
Glenda Wallace of Cuyler is
proud to announce the upcom-
ing marriage of her daughter,
Rebecca Fields to David Leon-
ard, Jr., son of Gayle Day of
The couple plan to marry on
February 17, 2007 at 2:00 pm at
Dinkins Church. Reception im-
mediately following.

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Anabelle Emma Dugard

Anabelle Dugard

born January 27th
Johnny and Maggie Dugard
of Sanderson are very happy
to announce the birth of their
daughter Anabelle Emma. She
arrived on January 22 at 10:37
am, weighing 6 pounds 9 ounces
and was 19V2 inches long.
Her extremely excited
grandparents are Claudell
and Phyllis Rhoden and Billy
.and Brejda Dugard, all of

Regan Helen Spitzer

Regan Spitzer

bornJanuary 13
Charles and Crystal Spitzer of
Macclenny along with maternal
grandparents Frank and JoAnna
McManus of Lake City and
paternal grandparents Chuck and
Roxanne Spitzer of Macclenny
are pleased to announce the
arrival of Regan Helen Spitzer.
Regan was born on January 13
at Baptist Hospital. She weighed
7 pounds 1 ounce and was 20/2
inches long.

Celebrates 75th b-day
Happy Birthday wishes were
shared by family and friends for
Aline Keene on January 19 at the
University Club in Jacksonville.
Mrs. Keene is a long time
resident of Baker County
Mrs. Keene has two daughters
Donna Shacklett and Jackie
Teeter, both of Jacksonville.

Personal thanks
It's good to know that we still
have honest people in the world.
I would like to take this time
to personally thank Mr. Jimmy
"Hawg" Walker for finding and
returning a rifle to me that was
lost 2 weeks ago at Turner Cem-

Airman Christopher Griffin
Graduates from basic
training at Lackland
Air Force Airman Christopher
L. Griffin has graduated from
basic military training at
Lackland Air Force Base, San
Antonio, Texas.
In addition, airmen who
complete basic training earn
credits toward an associate
degree through the Community
College of the Air Force.
He is the son of Russell
Griffin of Glen St. Mary, Fla.,
and Donna Hanks of Redwood
Lane, Middleburg, Fla.
Griffin is a 2005 graduate
of Baker County High School,
Glen St. Mary.

Relay fundraiser

to be held Feb. 24
A live auction will be held at
the Woman's Club, 144 S. 5th
Street on Saturday, February
24, 2007, to benefit the Ameri-
can Cancer Society's Relay for
Life here in Baker County. The
doors will open at 6:30 pm to
sign up and get a number. The
auction will begin at 7:00 pm
with Cherill Mobley the auc-
Chili dogs, slaw dogs, drinks
and other snacks will be avail-
able. All proceeds go the Ameri-
can Cancer Society. Any ques-
tions, contact JoAnn at 259-6942
or Cheryl at 259-3666.

We publish wedding &
birth announcements

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prep sessions
The Baker County Middle
School will be conducting two
Saturday review sessions to
help students prepare for the
upcoming FCAT. The help
sessions willbe offered Saturday,
February 10 for reading and
Saturday, February 17 for math.
These sessions will begin at 8:00
am and end at 12:45 pm. A mid-
morning snack will-be provided
and pizza will-be served for
lunch. These help sessions are
available to all BCMS students.
Extra credit will also be given to
each student for their attendance.
It is highly recommended that
your child attend there two very
important help sessions.

Council on Agingyardsale
Baker County Council on
Aging will have a yard sale on
Thursday and Friday from 9:00
am until noon at the Council on
Aging Center at 101 E. Mac-
clenny Ave.
Stop by and see what we

JI Happy 2nd Birthday LL
Kl qe-v Claire!


BCHS: JV baseball (H) 6:00 pm; FCCLA
chocolate covered strawberry sale. KIS:
"Keeping it straight day" (wear purple
BCHS: Fastpitch (H) 6:00 pm. JV base-
ball @ Sante Fe 4:30 pm; FCCLA choco-
late covered strawberry sale. KIS: Fam-
ily reading night 4:00-8:00 pm.
BCHS: FCCLA chocolate covered straw-
berry sale. KIS: Valentine exchange &
BCHS: Semester exams (1st period);
baseball vs Columbia (H) 6:00 pm; fast-
pitch @ Yulee 6:00 pm. Pk/K: Volun-
teers banquet 6:00 pm.
BCHS: Semester exams (2nd & 4th pe-
riods); baseball vs Fernandina Beach
(H) 6:00 pm; Jr ROTC to Olustee Battle-
field; fastpitch @ Lake Butler 7:00 pm;
FFA to State Fair.
BCHS: FFA to State Fair. BCMS: FCAT
Blitz Math.

Happy 1st Birthday
Karson Blayne Combs

2 Love,
addy &Kate MeMaw

Table Linens & Chair Covers
SColumn Sets & Candelabras
Tables & Chairs
Chocolate Fountain
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday February 8, 2007 Page 11

A skirmish at the river: lead-up to the Battle of Olustee in 1864

(From page 1)

General Joseph Finnegan, in
command of the Confederate
troops in east Florida, was or-
dered to be on the lookout for
any enemy troop movements on
the Florida coast.
General Finnegan, born in
Clones, Ireland and a U.S. Army
veteran, was a sawmill and plan-
tation owner in Nassau County.
He had been appointed military
advisor to Florida Governor
John Milton in May, 1861, and
later was made a brigadier gen-
eral in April, 1862. He was now
in command of the districts in
middle and east Florida.
On February 7, General
Finnegan reported by telegraph
to General Beauregard that Union
troop transports and gunboats
entered the St. Johns River. By
late afternoon of February 8, the
Union troops were on the ground
and advancing west toward Jack-
sonville. The few Confederate'
troops in the Jacksonville area
were stationed at Camp Finnegan
near present-day Marietta, and at
Camp Cooper near Yulee.
The advance was so quick that
Col. Abner H. McCormick of the
2nd Florida Cavalry and about
300 of his men were quickly
overrun at Camp Finnegan.
Col. McCormick, a 39-year-old
farmer from Marion County, and
his men hurriedly fled into the
swamp to avoid capture. One
young man, Sergeant Car Bow-
ers McClenny, was captured
there. The 34-year-old Confed-
erate soldier was 6'1" tall with
light skin, black eyes and hair. He
would spend the rest of the war
as a prisoner at Fort Delaware
in Delaware. Later, the county
seat of Baker County would be
named after his family.
The Union forces halted at
Camp Finnegan and Col. Guy V.
Henry, commanding the cavalry
and artillery, pushed on. His com-
mand consisted of three compa-
nies of the Independent Battalion
of Mass. Cavalry, 40th Mass.
Mounted Infantry and Capt.
Samuel Elder's battery of the 1st
U.S. Artillery. The 24-year-old
Col. Henry.- a Ve.t Point gradu-
ate, wasted little time and pushed
forward at a lightning pace.
Two batteries of the Confed-
erate Milton Light Artillery ear-
lier evacuated Camp Finnegan
and pulled up at 10 Mile Station
near present day Whitehouse.
Capt. Dunham and Capt. Abel's
two companies went into camp
there awaiting a train to evacu-
ate their cannons. Around 10:00
pm, their camp was completely
overwhelmed by Col. Henry's
fast-advancing men.
The two companies of the Mil-
ton Light Artillery were forced
to flee and abandon six cannons
and much of their equipment.
Here Col. Henry's men rested
and scoured the camp looking
for souvenirs. At about 5:00 am
on the morning of February 9,
Henry's men were again on the
way west toward Baldwin, and
arrived there by 7:00 am.
One newspaper correspondent
later described in The New York
Herald the capture of Baldwin:
"At daylight the First Mass. Cav-
alry charged into town in dashing
style with a volley of yells and
quickly surrounded the railroad
depot and other buildings, about
a dozen in number, which made
up this decayed and seedy city.
Elder's battery followed closely
on the heels of the cavalry. The

rebels who were in town ran like
wild men for the woods,Ten pris-
oners were taken. Baldwin was
considered a strategic location
as it was here that the East-West
Railroad, The Florida Central

was crossed by
to Fernandina
For one
day, Guy V.
Henry's force
would rest
and regroup
while waiting
for the infan-
try to come up
from behind
them. At 9:00
the morning
of February
10, Henry
resumed his
march west-
ward toward
Barber's Plan-
tation on the
South Prong
of the St.
The ad-
vance from
Baldwin was
led by Major
Altherton H.
Stevens, a 36-
year-old mer-
chant from
Mass. Follow-
ing him was
Elder's Horse
Battery, 1st
U.S. Artillery
led by Cap-
tain Samuel S.

the Cedar Keys

Barber family history states
that Mose Barber settled the
area around 1830, moving to the
Macclenny area from southeast
Georgia. The late Baker County
historian and descendant Gene
Barber said that upon arriving in

River skirmish killed

eight; all buried here

SThe Union casualties were listed as 5 killed I
wounded. One soldier, Thomas Dean of the Inde-
pendent Mass. Cavalry, was reported to have been
killed with five bullets through his heart. All of the
Union dead were reported to be buried in front of
Barber's house in one grave at the foot of a large
pine close to the St. Mary's River. A rude cross was
hewn on the tree to mark the final resting place.
As a young man, the author can remember rab-
bit hunting trips in the 1960's with the late Ira
Burnsed. On one of those trips he pointed out to
me a depression in the ground where the Union
troops are said to have been buried.
The Confederate losses were put at 2 killed and
2 wounded. The Confederate dead were buried
across the river near the site where they fell. One
Confederate soldier, I 8-year-old Nathan Haynes
Hunter was wounded in the fight and carried west
with the retreating Confederates and left with some
members of the Frazier family near Sanderson. He
was hidden in their home from the Yankees and
later died of his wounds on February I I, 1864.
Various accounts state that he was buried at the
Frazier home and later removed and reburied in
the Bethel Cemetery in Lake City.
By 1:00 pm the Union troops moved on to-
wards Sanderson.

Elder of Penn-

sylvania and in the rear was the
40th Mass. Mounted Infantry. In
overall command was Guy V.
Henry of the 40th Mass
A correspondent of The New
York Herald described the ad-
vance from Baldwin: "The line
of march laid through pine for-
ests which had evidently been
cultivated as turpentine or tar
orchards, over hard sandy roads
along which very few inhabit-
Sants could be seen. For miles
and miles along the way, stately
pines were seen towering, aloft
close on either side of the road.
scarred by the settler:' axe, drip-
ping the resinous sap from their
wounds...The scenery was ex-
ceedingly monotonous. Occa-
sionally, but very rarely, we met
with a wide log hut, surrounded
by solid wooden sheds and out
houses for cattle and granaries
and displaying about its dilapi-
dated frame a few peach or ap-
ples trees in full bloom. The few
streams were bridged by frail,
unsubstantial structures which
detained the cavalry and artil-
lery crossing. The houses along
the route were one story and
small in size. Here and there we
passed through cypress swamps.
Impenetrable and dense. Our ad-
vance was quite rapid. A strong
guard was kept advanced dur-
ing the march. At about 11:00
am the Union troops reached
Barber's Plantation on the south
fork of the St. Mary's River."

Florida, Mose Barber announced
to everyone in his wagon train
that he was stopping and making
his home by the first good size
spring he found in Florida. Near
Macclenny he came upon such
a spring. His brothers told him
he was a fool to settle here be-
cause it was in the middle of an
Indian trail. But within 30 years
he had carved out, hipped, shot,
sweated and loved his way into
an empire that stretched loosely
from his headquarters near the
present Macclenny down to the
According to the 1860 census,
52-year-old Mose Barber's net
worth was reported to be about
$135,000.00, a quite wealthy
man by 1860 standards. It was
also reported that he owned
54 slaves (30 males and 24 fe-
males) from ages 1 year through
55 years old.
One Yankee officer, upon his
arrival, described Mose Barber
as said to be worth $300,000.00.
"His house is rough and mean.
Not a pane of glass in it and very
little furniture. The walls were
covered with hand bills, illus-'
trated papers, etc."
As the troops arrived, only a
few inhabitants could be found.
One lady, who was keeping
house for Mr. Barber, assured
the troops, "No rebels had been
seen in the vicinity for some
days." Little did they know that
approximately 150 Confederate
cavalry troops were concealed

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in the river swamp around the
bridge less that 300 yards west
of the house.
The Confederate troops, Co.
K of the 2nd Florida Calvary and
Co. G of the 5th Florida Infantry,
had withdrawn from Camp Coo-
per near Yulee and were march-
ing westward to Lake City.
They were commanded by
22-year-old Major Robert Harri-
son from Amelia Island in Nas-
sau County. Most of the troops
in his command were from the
North Florida area and were
poorly equipped, as were most
troops stationed in Florida at the
The Confederates had re-
moved the bridge and lay in wait
for the 1500 unsuspecting Yan-
kees. After a short stop at the
Barber House, Col. Henry or-
dered the advance guard forward.
Major Stevens' men moved for-
ward leading the advance down
the narrow trail through the thick
underbrush and pine trees to the
bridge across the St. Mary's. As
they reached the torn-up bridge,
the Yankees received a volley of
bullets from concealed Rebels
on the west bank. The fire was
deadly as three of the first four
riders fell from their horses.
The Yankees were soon under
a lot of fire with bullets flying.
One Confederate concealed in
the top of a tree barely missed
Colonel Henry with the bullet
landing at his feet. The Confed-
erates were concealed behind
bushes and stumps where they
could use their inferior firepow-
er with deadly effect. The firing
became rapid as both sides were
soon engaged in the deadly con-
flict. Soon the advance troops
were ordered back by Colo-
nel Henry. Immediately anoth-
er group was ordered to charge
down the road and attempt to
ford the creek. Unable to ford
due to the depth, the Union Cal-
vary moved back and forth at-
tempting to get at the Confeder-
ates on the opposite bank.
Sam Elder's battery of artil-
lery was ordered into position
on the crest of the hill in front
of Barber's house, which sloped
down to the river. A soldier in

the 40th Mass. related his ac-
count: "At this point a woman
came out of her house followed
by two little girls, and went to
the well for water. Captain Elder
approached her and said, 'You
better go back to the house,
Madam. You're in great danger!'
She however continued on and
while filling her pail, the young-
er of the children was tugging
on her dress and saying 'Come
on Mama, you mustn't stay here.
The Yankees will kill you!' The
bullets were even whistling over
and about them, and before they
had reached the house Elder had
opened with his guns. Within
30 minutes from that time their
home had been transformed into
a hospital."
Soon a company of dismount-
ed Union cavalry managed to se-
cure a site down the river where
it made a sharp bend. This en-
abled them to form a line of bat-
tle on the Confederate flank and
fire down the Confederate line.
This fire, along with the fact that
they were outnumbered 10 to

1, soon convinced the Confed-
erates that it was better to run
and live to fight another day.
With the Confederate withdraw-
al, Union troops were soon able
to ford the river and occupy the
position held by the Confederate
cavalry. The skirmish had lasted
only 30 minutes but had stung
the Yankees considerably.

Car cruise-in
Come join the classic, an-
tique and hot rod cars and their
owners for a cruise-in Saturday,
February 10 at 4:00 pm in the
old Wal-mart parking lot.
For more information, con-
tact 259-6064.

Thanks to Rotary Club
Thank you, Baker County
Rotary Club, for giving each
of us students in the 3rd grade
a dictionary. We now know the
longest word in the world!

Special Blessings

Specials Blessings' extended day program is
expanding. We now have openings for
children K- 5th grade.

We offer
*Breakfast in the morning
*Transportation to Westside Elementary
Macclenny Elementary
The Kindergarten Center
Home work assistance
*Physical exercise
Arts and crafts

Also, don't forget to register for the
Sizzling Superstar Spring and Summer Program.
For more information call 259-8466

February 10, 2007

2:00 pm 9:oo pm

Baker County Fair Grounds
Macclenny, FL

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F orlfd nf ItaOt 480 Lowder Street
Macclenny, FL 32063
For further information please call (904) 259-3152 (904) 259-6291
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday February 8, 2007 Page 12

Wildcats end season with pair of

losses to Baldwin, Union County

Wrestlers advance, win

It was a rough ending to the
regular season for the Wildcat
basketball team as it ended up
with a pair of surprising losses.
The Cats fell to the Baldwin In-
dians 57-55 and lost to the Union
County Tigers 54-39.
BCHS's nearest neighbors
were not hospitable, avenging a
1-point Wildcat win earlier this
season in Glen St. Mary. The In-
dians got 30 points from Stanley
Brown to get the victory on Fri-
day night. The Wildcats looked
to have the edge in the game, but
couldn't hold off a furious Indian
surge at the beginning of the sec-
ond half.
This was a back and forth
game. The Cats
trailed 17-13 at
the end of the
first period, but
then the Wild-
cats exploded
for 20 points.
Delano Paige
came alive from
the guard posi-
tion and poured
in 11 points and
Thorne Crowley
added a pair of
threes. Defen-
sively the Cats
held Baldwin
to 8 points and
looked to have
the game, taking -tru *
a 33-25 lead into
Baldwin, taN'
however, wasn't .
about to lay
down and die.
They outscored
Baker 17-10 in
the third period
with Stanley
Brown getting Del
6 of his game-

high 30 points and Christian
Parker adding 8 points.
BCHS tried to come back
in the fourth, but couldn't stop
Brown, who hit for 13 points
in the last period to secure the
win for Baldwin. Brown led all
scores, and Parker added 16 for
the Indians.
Paige finished the game with a
season-high 24 points and Crow-
ley added 14. Ike Parker had 12
The Union County Tigers
broke open a tight game in the
second quarter Saturday to pull
away from the Wildcats on the
way to a 54-39 home victory. The

Cats opened strong, with Kyle
Kennedy hitting three 3 point
shots. But UCHS held an 18-15
lead at the end of the period and
then outscored BCHS 15-6 in the
second quarter to effectively seal
the game.
The game got much closer
in the second half, but the Cats
couldn't close. No one took up
the scoring slack for BCHS and
the Tigers held them at arms
length to take the double digit
Kennedy was tops for the Cats
with 11 points. Strachen had 9
points and Paige 8 points in the

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Ladies fall in semi'sat district tournament
The Lady Wildcat basketball team's season end- The Wildcats led 31-21 at the end of the
ed this past weekend with a loss to a tough Brad- period and held off a Bronco rush with a 12-9 f
ford County squad in the semi-finals of the district period edge.
tournament at-Alachua Santa Fe.,It wasia season- Brittany Ruise had I11 points ais the second
long sweep for the Tornadoes, who seemed to have est scorer. '" :. :'
BCHS's number. The Bradford Tornadoes have been a bugab
The Wildcats won their way into the semis with season for the Wildcats. The Tornadoes are a
an impressive victory over Middleburg on February athletic team that lives on the fast break, and
6. The Cats completely dominated the Broncos to used it to good advantage in a 60-42 win on F
take a 43-28 win and advance into the next round. The Tornadoes exploded out of the gate f
The game started slowly. Neither team shot the points and held BCHS to just 10 to effectively'
ball well and the pace was very slow. Middleburg the game in the first period. They didn't l1
had a slight 7-5 edge at the end of the first period, though they did take their foot off the gas a
but it didn't take the Cats long to pull even and then before halftime, allowing BCHS to play rela
ahead. They went up to a 17-12 halftime edge. even in the second quarter. Nonetheless, Bra
From then on, it was a slow building process. was up 32-19 at the intermission.
The Lady Cats got turnovers and built on their lead Baker stayed close in the second half. Bra
with strong shooting. Brittany Hinson hit 7 three outscored them 28-23, but although BCHS t
pointers on her way to a game-high 28 points. Hin- baskets, the girls couldn't make up any ground
son, who tops the state in three point shooting (see the first period thumping.
related story) was red hot, hitting at close to 50% of Hinson again led the way with 22 points, ir
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State title

awarded to

Sara Combs
Sara Combs, a junior at
BCHS, was crowned the top
wrestler in the state in her weight
classification last weekend at the
state wrestling tournament in
Kissimmee. Combs, competing
in the 171 weight class defeated
a nationally ranked opponent to
take the title..
BCHS has not been fielding a
girls team for long, but Comb's
unprecedented success did not
surprise BCHS wrestling coach
Jason Blair. "She's worked
real hard," said Blair. "She has
worked in the weight room and
wrestled against guys, which im-
proved her."
Combs has wrestled well all
season long. Not a lot of North-
east Florida schools have fe-
male wrestlers, so she has been
sharpening her skills against
male wrestlers. If the guys come
into the circle thinking it will be
an easy win since they are up
against "a girl," they usually go
away rubbing bruises and pulled
muscles and shaking their heads
after a quick loss to the attrac-
ti.e. friendly Wildcat.
Combs can wrestle. She was
third in the state last year and
has worked hard to sharpen her
game. "She is very playful," said
Coach Blair. "We've worked
hard on her discipline and focus
and it's paid off."
It doesn't matter what the
gender of her opponent, she has
proven again and again this sea-
son that she has the skills and the
technique to take on any oppo-
nent. Combs qualified this past
,weekend as one of eleven wres-
tlers traveling to Palm Coast for
the regional tourney by beating a
series of male wrestlers to place
4th at districts.
Combs didn't have it easy in
the state championships. Her
final round opponent from Kis-
simmee was ranked third in the
nation and a heavy favorite to
take the title. But it didn't hap-
pen that way. The two battled
hard and remained tied at the end
of regular time. Combs defeated
her opponent 6-4 in overtime to
clinch the title.

Monday & Thursday
8:00 pm
Macclenny Church ofChrist
5th and Minnesota
275-3617 or 259-8257

Lifters strong at districts,

eleven move
The Baker High Wildcat team
had a strong showing at the dis-
trict wrestling tournament this
past weekend, finishing third
in the district and losing only to
Wakulla from the Panhandle and
powerhouse Suwannee County.
Coach Jason Blair was enthusi-
astic about his young team's per-
formance. Eleven of the Wildcat
wrestlers will move on into the
regional tournament at Matanzas
High in Palm Coast. He was par-
ticularly pleased that five of the
Cat grapplers made it to' the dis-
trict finals, with three finishing as
district champions.
Josh Trippett, Josh Hodges
and Blake Yarbrough all won

to regionals
their weight classifications. Jar-
rett Hand and Brandon Lucas
lost in the final round and placed
second in their weight classes.
In addition to the finalists,
Timmy Mason, Robert Mason
and Jonathan King advance, fin-
ishing third in their class. Noah
Davis, Sara Combs and David
Corona qualified with a fourth
place finish at district level. Ra-
phael Jackson will also make the
trip as the team's manager.
Combs' fourth place finish
wrapped up a good 10 days for
the female wrestler (see related
story). She won the state cham-
pionship at the girls' tournament
the previous weekend.


Girls warm up with pre-season

games, rout Columbia High
It was a very busy weekend at the Baker High School baseball
complex. The Wildcats had their Red and White game on the baseball
field and next door the Lady Wildcats played three pre-season softball
games. The girls split in diamond action, losing to First Coast but de-
feating Columbia High in a rout.
The girls defeated a mixed JV/Varsity Tiger squad 10-0 on Saturday
afternoon. The Cats scattered 16 hits with sophomore Tiffany Smith
going 4-4 with a run.
The game was scoreless for two innings before the Cats found two
runs in the third. Things got even better in the fourth inning with BCHS
exploding for 5 runs. The inexperienced Tiger team was troubled by
errors, particularly in the fourth, where two of the five runs were be-
cause of errors.
The Cats had a single run in the fifth and a pair in the sixth. The
highlight of the sixth inning was a two run double by freshman Ashley
Coach Cheryl Nunn's squad is very young and she is in a rebuilding
year, despite the strong showing against CHS.
"We don't have a single senior on the team," said Nunn. "We're
starting a lot of freshmen and sophomores. Six freshman and six soph-
omores will see a lot of playing time on the 16-girl roster. While that
could mean some rocky games, it bodes well for the future."
Cami Craig went 2-3 and Kristen Williams 2-4, and Craig also had
a strong afternoon on the mound, allowing just 2 hits in the game.
The Cats didn't fare as well in their opening game against First
Coast, losing 7-4. The team held a two run lead going into the fourth
inning. First Coast tied the score and then went ahead to stay in the
fifth inning.
Kristen Wilkinson went 2-3 at the plate and Krista Smith doubled.
Craig and Tiffany Smith shared the duties on the mound.
The Lady Cats will travel to Yulee on Thursday for a 6:00 pm regu-
lar season game.

I '- i i, ___

Kirk High slugs a two run double in the annual Red and White baseball game on Saturday afternoon. PlHOTO 1Y SPENCER GERARD

'Crackin bats)
The groundhog may ave Kirkf
come and gone, but an even sur- a pair of
er sure sign of spring is the crack He also
of the bat hitting the baseball. Curtis L
Fans braved chilly weather and defensive
overcast skies for the annual red gers an
and white game Saturday at the pretty gi
BCHS baseball field. Rowe
The district champion Cats Staples
showed off their new hitting fa- provem<
cilities, and hitting was definitely good Sa
the name of the game. The Cats battle b;
had a field day scattering 10 runs "We're
between the two teams. The step up
game finished up 5-5 after seven we can
innings, mound.
"We got some things accom- The
polished Saturday with the hitters season t
having the best day," said Coach with Di
John Staples. son toun

High led all sluggers with
Shits and a pair of RBI's.
scored. Kelly Davis and
,owery had a strong game
rely and both Jarrell Rod-
d Dustin Rowe looked
ood on the mound.
e particularly impressed
as he showed a big im-
ent. "D-Rowe looked
iturday and continues to
ack from an arm injury.
going to need guys to
on the pitching staff so
have consistency on the

Wildcats will open their
his Thursday and Friday
amond Classic pre-sea-
rney. The Cats will play

St. Joseph's on Thursday at 6:00
pm and Friday will take on the
Paxon Eagles at the same time.
Rowe will get the start against
St. Joe's and Rodgers will take
the mound versus the Eagles.
One of the highlights of the
afternoon was the unveiling of
the "Cat Shack," the new indoor
hitting facility at the baseball
"Our hitting complex is sen-
sational," said Staples. "Billy
Dugard did an outstanding job
of getting this project accom-
plished." Staples also thanked
Cindy Oglesby, Darrell Rodgers,
and Jerry Carter for helping fund
the facility.




's time for Softball Sign-ups!

Ages 5-18

At Girls Softball Complex

Saturday, February 10
10:00 am 2:00 pm
50 1st child; $30 2nd child in family.
ig Birth Certificate and Insurance Information
Call 259-7050 for more information

anew at HS field


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does not meet standards of publica-

Valentine baskets for your sweetheart,
$25-$55. Call to place order, 259-2381,
or come by Glen Cash Store. 1/25-28p
Oak double Captains bed with desk
and night stand, $600 OBO. 904-783-
8469. 2/1-22p
Paralegal & notary service, bankrupt-
cies (you can still do them), divorce,
family law, deeds, wills, etc. John
Swansorf, call anytime, 904-257-9033
(new telephone number). 2/8p
Baby crib set with chest and changing
table with drawers, $350 OBO. 904-
783-8469. 2/1-22p
Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece,
excellent condition. Southern Charm
259-4140. 12/9tfc
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
Good used appliances. 90 day money
back guarantee. 266-4717.7/13-3/29p
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. 1/11tfc
Luxury queen pillowtop, in plastic,
$199. 904-398-5200. 11/2tfc
1990 travel trailer, 22 ft., sleeps 6,
good condition, $4500. 259-2456.2/8p
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.
3X24 ft., 29 gauge, metal roofing;
2x6, 44 ft., load bearing, trusses. 334-
6695. 2/1-22p
EZ Go electric golf cart, red, lift kit,
big aluminum wheels, flip down back
seat, $3500 firm. 259-6893. 2/1-8p
2007 Yamaha R6 motorcycle, blue/
black, very low mileage, $9300; 2
matching helmets, large & medium.
Brian Milton 588-3158 or 361-8431.

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.

Recently widowed, disabled man has
lost his dog to an accident. Looking for
another small, cuddly lap dog for com-
panionship. Can you help? Call Ricky
at 653-2171. 2/8p

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
Experienced painters needed. Must
have tools, benefits after 90 days. 259-
5877. 12/30tfc

Solid wood cherry sleigh bed with
mattress & boxsprings, retail $950,
sacrifice for $395, can deliver. 904-
858-9350. 11/2tfc
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
canvases, drawing pads and much
more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
Street, 259-3737. tfc
Four Goodyear Eagle GT II 275-45-
R20, 30%-40% tread left, $150. Call
259-2083 after 5:00 pm. 2/8p
Antique breakfront buffet, breakfront
china cabinet, buffet, all mahogany,
can be seen at Southern Charm. 259-
4140. 12/9tfc
Large golf bag & clubs, all for $75;
Brinkman rooster, $40; Rototiller $75.
259-7033 leave message. 2/8p
Vegi hotdog cart $1500. Call 259-
3747. 2/8-15p
2001 Honda CBR 929, very fast, too
many extras to list, $4500. Call Rob at
904-472-3365. 2/8p
Band saw, table saw and radial arm
saw, $300 each. 259-5437 after 6:00
pm. 2/8p

2001 Chevy Tracker, power windows/
doors, CD player, A/C, automatic,
124,600 miles, very clean, $5500. Se-
rious inquires only. 904-219-2141.
2004 Ford F250 4x4 Super Duty ex-
tended cab, gas, loaded with every-
thing, 20" tires & rims, 62,500 miles,
$20,500. 259-2900. 12/28tfc.
1991 Toyota extended cab, 4x4, 3.0,
6 cylinder, A/C, new tires, runs great,
$3000 OBO. 259-3878. 2/8tfc
1995 Chevrolet Lumina, 4 door,
around 60,000 miles on V6 engine and
transmission, $2300. 259-2287. 2/8p
1998 Mazda 626, 4 door, needs trans-
mission, $500. 259-4716 or 236-9724.
,, Nt 2 a, i
1993 Silverado pickup, extended cab,
stepside, around 50,000 miles on V8
engine, $1800. 571-0913. 2/8p
1991 Honda Accord, runs good, $600.
259-8678 or 904-563-4448. 2/8p

Turned down for Social Security/SSI
Disability? Get answers fast! Call 904-
225-0730 or toll-free 1-866-430-3274.
I, Pamela McRae, apologize to Timo-
thy Nunn and his business. 2/8p
Now accepting antique furniture on
consignment. Pieces have to be in good
condition. Call Karin at Southern Charm
259-4140. 2/13tfc
Do you have a junk car or truck you
want hauled off or to sell? 259-7968.

Three year old Rote/Lab mix, very
friendly, good with children and ani-
mals, loves to run and play. Please
contact Matt at 905-509-9085.2/8-15p
Valentine's Day gift Boxer puppies,
ready on February 14th, females $350,
males $300. 259-2419. 2/8-15p
Rabbits, $7 each. 275-2964. 2/1-8p
Shiz-tzu puppies, born 12/22/06, 4
males, b&w and 2 females c&w, $250
each, perfect for Valentine's Day for
your sweetie!! 259-9438. 2/8-22p
Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $50 boarding fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc


799 S. 6th


New home on Jonathan St. nearing completion. Nice frame
home with vinyl siding. 3 BR, 2 BA, master suite with
tray ceiling. Master bath has 2 lavatories, tub and shower.
Central heat and air. On the market for $159,900
New Listing 4 BR, 2 BA 1440 SF doublewide on one city
lot. Fresh paint and new carpet. Nice wood deck. Fenced
yard. Located near US 90 and I-10 in Glen St. Mary.
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
22 acres with 140I 4de in good condition.
3 BR, 2 BA split de i I porch. 2 miles north
of Glen St. Mary. Priced to sell $129,900
Fixer upper for hunter/fisherman. 1994 1296 SF 3 BR, 2
BA MH on 2.73 acres. Shed with camp kitchen and sleep-
ing area. Near Ocean Pond in Olustee. Needs a little work.

C.AGESALE Thursday & Friday 9:00 am-noon. Baker County
r Council on Aging, 101 E. Macclenny Ave
VARDSALE Thursday & Friday 8:00 am-?. 7349 W. Madison
I Ave., Glen St. Marv.
TGSALE Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?. 250 North Blvd E.
Plenty of great bargains. 3 families.
Friday & Saturday 9:00 am-4:00 pm. 121 N.
about 5 miles on left. Lots of good treasures.
Produce back again Monday-Saturday 9:00 am-4:00 pm.
Saturday 8:00 am -?, 121 N or 23A to 23C to Durland Road. Deco-
ratina & household items, ceiling fans, light f. tures, lots more.

2nd shift storeroom clerk, must have
computer knowledge, salary $13.08/
hour. We are an EEOC, drug free work-
place. We offer 401k, health insurance,
paid holidays and vacation. Apply at
Gilman Building Products, CR 218,
Maxville, FL or fax resume to 904-289-
7736. 1/25-2/15c
A Touch of Grass Lawn Service needs
experienced full time lawn mainte-
nance worker with valid Florida drivers
license. 259-7335. 3/23tfc
Local home care agency looking for
full time/part time Physical Therapist
and Occupational Therapist. Contact
Linda at 259-3111. 5/25tfc

Building Products industry seeks an
ambitious, energetic, mechanical-
ly included person for management
trainee position. Prefer 2 year degree.
We are an EECC, drug free workplace.
We offer 401k, health/dental/life insur-
ance, paid holidays and vacation. Apply
at Gilman Building Products, CR 218,
Maxville, FL. or fax resume to 904-289-
7736. 2/1-15c

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 a job as a

Dental Assistant"

Jim Smith, Real Estate Broker
Sales Associates
Josie Davis Mark Lancaster
Juanice Padgett Andrew P. Smith
Teresa Yarborough Shannon Jackson

St., Macclenny ** 259-6555

Nearly new 2004
BA front deck on 1
appreciate. $209,000

1984 SF, 3 BR, 2
horses. Must see to

Nice older MH completely renovated & new additions. 3
BR, 1 BA, FP, screen & open porch, abv. ground pool,
privacy fence. Large storage buildings. .88 acre corer
lot. Reasonably priced at $89,900 Owner will consider
financing with 20% down.
OWNER FINANCING~ Investment opportunity!
Restaurant building and land across street from courthouse.
The building is currently rented to a barbecue restaurant.
This is a prime location (300 East Macclenny Avenue (US
Hwy. 90). Near hospital, doctor offices, city/county offices
and downtown business district. Plenty of parking on .6
acre with 129 front feet on US Hwy. 90 and approximately
205' on Third St. Sale includes building, land and equip-
ment listed on original rental agreement.
New vinyl siding home nearing completion. 3 BR, 2 BA,
2 car garage and porch. Master suite with walk-in closet.
Master bath has 2 lavatories, tub and shower. Central heat
and air. Affordably priced at $159,900

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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday February 8, 2007 Page 14

Autocrafters Collision Repair needs
experienced auto body technicians, I-
Car certified, full benefit package. Apply
in person at 180 S. Lowder St. or call
Duwayne Higgs at 259-3001. 2/1-8p
AVON the company for women. Call
Kaycee at 904-275-3215 or 1-866-
2866, www.youravon.com/kheinz. ISR.
Northeast Florida State Hospital and
Baker County are in a contract agree-
ment to recruit and select qualified
applicants for positions needed to staff
Forensic beds at Northeast Florida State
Hospital, an adult mental health facility.
All selected applicants will be county
employees with county benefits, but
be assigned to work in a state facil-
ity. Procedures for applying: applica-
tions and position information (posi-
tion descriptions and class specifica-
tions) for employment opportunities
are available in Human Resources,
Administration Building, #1, 7487 S.
SR 121, Macclenny, Florida 32063.
904-259-6211 ext. 1128, Teresa Brown,
Certified Nursing Assistance. Northeast
Florida State Hospital is expanding their
operations and seeks qualified individu-
als to staff a 20 bed secure forensic unit
for individuals requiring skilled care.
Salary will be based on experience.
Minimum qualifications: high school
diploma or GED and 3-6 months related
experience preferred and/or training in
direct service or equivalent combination
of education and experience. In accor-
dance with state law, applicants.need to
possess current state certification and
follow regulations to maintain license.
Williams & Rowe Company, Inc. is
looking for experienced carpenters and
utility workers. Please call the office'at
904-387-2333 for additional informa-
tion. 2/8-15p
Pest control/lawn technician needed,
opportunity to learn a trade with great
career potential for hard worker, $10/
hour to train. Medical, dental, retirement,
life, $26k plus. Must have a valid Florida
driver's license. 904-726-9332.
Immediate need for Family Practice
APRN in Macclenny, $10,000 bonus,
no recruiters please, careers@wellspot.
corn or call 205-988-9577. 2/1-22p
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. 2/8p
Franchise. Huddle House Franchise
available in Macclenny. Own your own
business just $80,000 upfront capital
with our build-to-suit program. 870-
367-9623. 2/1-15p
Experienced grade operator using an
MTL. Ability to determine proper sloped
a grade levels for :new construction.
Wilina'p nmaiflain equipment, job
site'eleariup and-be-a'team player. Fax
resume to 275-3448 or call 275-2328
between 9:00 am-5:00 pm. 2/8-15p
Local restaurant is seeking manage-
ment personnel, highly competitive
wage based upon experience, plus
benefits. Resumes may be mailed to
Attn: RM, P.O. Box 598, Macclenny, FL
32063. 2/8-15p
Michael & Jonathan's Landscaping is
looking for a person with commercial
lawn service experience and a person
for our landscape & irrigation crew.
Need not apply if you don't have a valid
driver's license. 1 week paid vacation,
5 paid holidays & insurance benefits.
259-7388. 2/8-15c
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The Thrift Shoppe, a local business
with plenty of traffic, well established,
great opportunity for the right person.
Serious inquires only please. 259-5773
or 904-536-2256. 2/1tfc


Monday & Thursday 8:00 pm
Macclenny Church of Christ
275-3617 or 259-8257

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.
1996 Homes of Merit, 28x68 on 3
acres. 3 BR, 2 BA open floor plan with
stone fireplace, large kitchen, lots of
cabinets and counter space, including
dishwasher, side-by-side refrigerator,
electric range, large master suite with
walk-in closet, master BA with garden
tub, separate shower, double sinks,
$134,500. Very motivated seller. 259-
5895 after 5:00 pm. 2/1-8p
FSBO. 3 BR, 2 BA, 1250 SF house.
Completely remodeled inside & out on
1.1 acre, $156,000 OBO. Call 334-4987.
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 BA/walk-
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
Home for sale in downtown Glen St.
Mary, 2800 SF, 4 BR, 2 BA, bonus room,
3 car carport, 24'x42' detached garage,
located on 3 city lots on Hwy 125 N,
partially commercially zoned, 10181 N.
Glen Ave., $385k. 259-9959. 2/8p
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

6 miles north of Macclenny, custom
built 2002 Homes of Merit, 2300 SF
mobile home, 3 BR, 2 BA with amaz-
ing open floor plan. Many structural
upgrades. Sunken den & kitchen, stone
Irofit' irepilaie' cathedr.PT ceilings,
cedrahic tile in MBA and lots more.
Covered 3 car parking, 16x16 work-
shop equipped with 110 & 220 electric,
new well, stocked fish pond. All this
on 3 acres covered with oaks & high-
way frontage. Must see to appreciate,
$154,900. 912-843-2322. 2/8p
Peace & quiet. Brand new 3 BR 2
BA Destiny doublewide mobile home
on 4.36-acres, high quality home,
$145,000. 838-3130. 1/25-3/15p
40 acres in Glen, owner financing
available. Call 259-3747. 2/8-15p
Country charmer just off Crews Road,
brand new 3 BR, 2 BA Destiny double-
wide mobile home on 2.87 acres, super
nice, $135,000. 838-3130. 1/25-3/15p
1 acre lot +/-, 4630 North 40 Circle,
$49,500. 904-262-6752. 2/8-3/1 p
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




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1.28 acre lot with well & septic off
Woodlawn Rd., $45,000. Please call
904-813-3091. 10/12tfc
FSBO. Copper Creek Hills, Unit III, 2
large lot $65,000 each, 1 lot @ $55,000.
Please telephone 904-813-1580.1/25tfc

Mobile homes, 2 and 3 BR, A/C, no
pets, $500-$550 plus deposit. 904-860-
4604. 3/17tfc
3 BR, 2 BA house, $750/month, 1st,
last and $300 deposit. 259-2563.
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home at Cozy
Corners Mobile Home Park, $550/
month, 1st, last and $300 deposit. 259-
7335. 1/11tfc
2 BR mobile home with carport, CH/A,
$500/month plus $100 deposit. 259-
6522. 2/8p
3 BR, 1 BA brick house, CH/A, carport,
fenced back yard, very nice & clean, no
inside pets, Azalea St. Available now or
March 1st. $795/month, $795 deposit.
259-6488 or 536-3827. 2/8p
3 large BR house in the city, nice yard,
great neighborhood, near schools,
$950/month, 1st, last and $500 deposit.
259-6225. 2/8p
New 3 BR, 2 BA house in Macclenny II,
no smoking, no pets. 904-673-2232.
2 BR, 1 BA, $550/month, $550 deposit.
904-334-1902 and 904-874-3361.

Vacation rentals: Smokey Mountain
cabin with front stream, near Cherokee,
NC, Gatlinburg, TN, Dollywood and
Pigeon Forge, $325/week. 386-752-
0013. 2/1-4/19p

1 BA mobile home, must be moved off
property, best offer. 259-2507. 2/8p

SMHHC M IIY ttlltrl
Computer Maintenance Technician
Troubleshoot, repair & maintain
PC hardware; install & configure
Software; help users with problems
and Helpdesk requests. Experienced
in troubleshooting and repairing
computer hardware and installing &
configuring software for Windows
operating systems. High school diploma
or'equivalent. Special consideration
l. ,s .,., .,t,: ,-1L '..' ,i lificate in
,.Ijl. Lt I ia>. .i'.| ',l' -Science
a plus.
Salary: $23,827 annually, plus benefits
Application deadline:
February 15. 2007
College application required. Position
details and application available on the
web at: www.lakecitvcc.edu
Human Resource Development
Lake City Community College '
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: (386) 754-4314
Fax: (386) 754-4594
E-mail boettcherg@lakecitycc.edu
LCCC is accredited by the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools
VP/ADAlA//EO College in Education &

COUNTRY LAND- 4.75 acres in
beautiful old nursery plantation.
Cleared, fenced and ready to build your'
home. MLS#333422, $150,000

ACREAGE 3.5 acres located just 35
miles from Jacksonville, mobile homes
allowed. MLS#341513, $49,900

53 ACRE FARM In Glen St. Mary
setup w/ elec./well/septic/fenced &
2 ponds waiting for your finishing
touches. MLS#307155, $700,000

- 3BR/2BA, 2,646 SF colonial home
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kids & man-made pond. MLS#325474,

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home with custom fence, crown
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VACANT LAND 40 acres of land for
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The Super Bowl is over and
the hype has finally settled into
the mud puddles of Miami. A
miserable, rainy South Florida
night gave Peyton Manning and
the Colts the Super Bowl title in
a 29-17 win over the Chicago
I'm not the only fan who no-
ticed that the NFL title game
looked remarkably like the
NCAA title game. Just like Ohio
State's Ted Ginn Jr.'s shock open-
ing kickoff touchdown against
Florida, Devon Hester dropped
the jaws of Colt fans as the for-
mer Miami Hurricanes star ran
past the Colt special teams for a
lightning score.
But though Manning wouldn't
like the comparison with the
Florida Gators, the Colts settled
down and after spotting the Mon-
sters of the Midway, a 14-6 lead,
they went to work. The game
was played in a driving rain that
made holding on to the ball a real
Both teams have strong run-
ning games and with the weather
such a factor, they started grind-
ing it out on the ground. Thom-

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Assist the Banner Center Director
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workforce education and 3 years
professional experience, including
teaching & supervising, and experience
developing workforce curriculum
and programs. Knowledge of federal
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Application deadline: March 7, 2007
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representatives. High school graduate
or equivalent with four years
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with associate degree or certificate in
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be able to multitask.
Salary: $22,692 annually, plus benefits
Application deadline:
February 21, 2007
College application, transcripts and
resume required. Position details and
application available on the web at:
Inquiries: Human Resources
Lake City Community College
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: (386)754-4314
Fax: (386) 754-4594
E-mail: boettcherg@lakecityco.edu
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PRIVATE SHADED LOT- 7.5 acre partially
cleared w/ paved road frontage. Already
split in two parcels. MLS#312559, $138,000

BAKER COUNTY 3 Acres for mobile home
or build to suit in Sanderson.
MLS#333770, $60,000

IMMACULATE 2005 3BR/2BA home on
31 acres, open floor plan, big backyard,
screened porch, and privacy fenced.
MLS#333101, $215,000

as Jones and Dominic Rhodes
would end with a 100-yard plus
night, but with an injury to Ce-
drick Benson early in the half,
Jones had to do all the work.
People had been asking me all
week how I thought this game
would go which team would
wind up with the win. I hedged
a lot.
It depended on two intangi-
bles. Which Colt defense would
show up? Would the defense run
right, left and over by the Jaguars
get off the plane, or would the
defense that stopped Baltimore
and New England come out on
the field.
Which Rex Grossman would
put on the Navy blue and or-
ange? Would it be the early sea-
son Grossman, who picked de-
fenses apart, or the end of season
Grossman, who was being, tout-
ed as the worst ever Super Bowl


In the end, it was the play-
off-caliber Colts defense and
butter-fingered Grossman, who
couldn't manage to hold on to
the slippery ball. The weather
conditions should have favored
the Bears. The reality was that
the rain plagued both teams.
It was close enough at the
half, with the Colts up 16-14,
that it could have been anybody's
game. But the Colts dominated
the second half and Manning got
his place in the Hall of Fame as-
Manning certainly was not
spectacular, but he was good
enough to win. The offensive
line was superb and the defense
did just enough.
Soft spoken Tony Dungy
looked thrilled at the end, and
Manning just looked relieved.


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Tractor Work/Garden Prep.

We can help you get ready
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A BEAUTY- 3BR/2BA home on a quite
street, open floor plan, tile throughout, and
fireplace. MLS#329866, $209,900
INVESTOR WANTED 2.92 acres w/ home
and mobile home in fast growing area near
9A & North Main Street. MLS#345238,
condominium w/formal living/dining room,
ceramic tile in foyer, kitchen & both baths.
MLS#345954, $132,900

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great area w/2-car garage, detached
workshop, close to 1-10 & has tons of
extras. MLS#318595, $229,000

COUNTRY LIVING! Four acres in
Bryceville w/doublewide mobile home
and concrete block workshop. Home
sold AS IS. MLS#329232, $168,500

COUNTRY LIVING 28 plus acres of
vacant high and dry land in MacClenny.
MLS#317891, $630,000

WELL MAINTAINED Open floor plan
3BR/2BA in nice area of MacClenny.
Approx. 1.5 acres w/ over 1,800 sq ft.
MLS#344923, $265,000

BRICK 4BR/2BA on .27 acre w/
privacy fence, 3 yr. old roof, storage
building and large backyard.
Immaculate! MLS#346143, $165,000

3BA, 2,480 sq ft on 5.14 acre, 4-stall
barn w/ feed& tackle room, fenced
and desirable area. MLS#313581,

priced right, gas/wood fireplace,
finished patio, large backyard,
and finished side entry garage.
MLS#347301, $275,000


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday February 8, 2007 Page 15

Teachers ofthe Year fom each county school named
Teachers of the Year for 2007-08 were recognized by faculty and family members attending the Baker County School Board meet-
ing February 5 at Sanderson Congregational Holiness Church. Leigh-Ann Hays, a math teacher at Baker County High School
was also named Baker County School District Teacher of the Year. Teachers received $200 bonus checks and recognition plaques.
Pictured are (l-r) Barbara McCaskill, BCMS; Ms. Hays; Veda Dopson, Keller Intermediate; Pain Robinson, Macclenny Elemen-
tary; Emily Nafe, PreK/K. Not pictured: Debbie Payne, Westside Elementary and Lanny Bishop, adult program at NEFSH.

Former Keller teacher earns doctorate,

still constructs far away places

A former teacher of the year at Keller Interme-
diate was recently awarded a doctorate in educa-
tion from Capella University in
Minneapolis with a dissertation
on enhancing reading skills for
low-achieving students.
Catherine (Kitty) 'Sullivan :
of Macclenny was perhaps best
known during her tenure as a
Baker County teacher for con-
structing models of far-away
places and coupling the projects
with reading assignments. One
such project was featured by
Channel 4 in Jacksonville. Ms.
Now an elementary level


took the production of the musical hit "Annie" as
a means to connect reading to text.
She has presented reading
workshops at Armstrong Atlantic
State University's "Year of the
Child" conferences in Savannah
Son her concept of tieing reading
to building countries in the class-
"Reading cannot be associated
Sas another chore to do, but rather
a book must represent an excite-
*. ment, whether it is fiction, non-
fiction or purely for informational
livan purposes," said Dr. Sullivan, add-
ing that teachers must often use a

teacher in St. George, Ga., Ms. Sullivan last year "hook" to spur student interest.
took the concept back into the classroom where She has a son Jack, now a sophomore in col-
students constructed a model of Egypt and under- lege in Tallahassee and a BCHS graduate.

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