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 15, 2007
Frequency: weekly
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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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CEB seeks a clean-up,

foreclosure on property

The Baker County Code En-
forcement Board for the first
time in its existence voted to
order the clean-up of a one-acre
tract west of Glen St. Mary, then
seek foreclosure of the land and
mobile home on it to recoup
over $20,000 in past fines for
At its regular meeting the
evening of February 12, the
board heard a third complaint
against Robert Smiley, owner
of record of the tract off Kline
Road. According to code officer
Phil Thomas, neighbors com-
plained the abandoned vehicle
and refuse violation is yet worse
than previous ones in 2004 and
Since then, someone has
moved another pickup truck
onto the property, and it is now
filled with garbage and trash.
Mr. Smiley has never re-
sponded to any of the com-
plaints and no one lives on the
site valued by the property ap-
praiser at $11,400. The trailer is
valued at $7700.
The code board has never
before invoked its option to

foreclose on non-homesteaded
property, and the Smiley com-
plaint is only the second one
to come before it three times.
In the earlier complaints, the
board found violations and or-
dered fines that continued to the
maximum 180 days.
Neighbors complained of
large rats in the vicinity and re-
fuse including garbage stashed
in vehicles and in the trailer.
They mowed an adjoining field
as a buffer to keep down the ro-
dent population.
Member Waldo Brock cast
the sole dissenting vote on an
amended motion by Danny
Berger to allow ten days for a
clean-up, after which the coun-
ty will arrange for one and add
the cost to existing liens. The
foreclosure sale will take place
after that.
Chairman Jim McGauley in-
structed Mr. Thomas to advise
the Baker County Commission
this week of the decision and
ask it to arrange for the clean-up
and foreclosure authorized by
Florida statute. The appointed
code board acts as the commis-
sion's agent hearing violation
Last year the county board
indicated it will back the code
board on clean-up orders for
chronic violators of the land
development regulations pro-
hibiting excess refuse and aban-
doned vehicles.
In another lingering case in-
volving a repeat .violator, Vern
Arline of Olustee, the code
board extended for ten addi-
tional days a deadline set last

(See page 2)

Utilitypipeline expansion between Macdenny and Glen St Mary
Rick Navarro of Underground Solutions of Pittsburgh checks the progress of a heat-based sealing process between two sections
of a 12-inch water line being installed this month on the north side of US.90 between Owens Acres and the Greystone subdivi-
sion just east of the town limits. Macclenny contracted with locally-based Earthworks to install the utility piping that will serve,
the subdivision and expected commercial development west from the Macclenny limits toward Glen. The contract amount is
$715,000 and represents the latest expansion of the Macclenny utility network. The Town of Glen already contracts with Mac-
clenny for waste water treatment along the US 90 business district, and both Westside Elementary and Baker County High
School are connected to Macclenny's utilities.

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Lady Wildcat basketball star
Brittany Hinson is currently the
top-ranked three point shooter
in Florida and in the top 25 in
the nation. Hinson demonstrat-
ed her prowess at the district
tournament this past weekend
by winning the first annual three
point shootout.
Though the team failed to
advance to the playoffs, Hinson
will move to the regionals on
Feb. 17 and then possibly the
three-point shootout at the state
tournament in Lakeland.

Coach Franklin Griffis says
that Hinson is the state's top
three point shooter according to
maxpreps.com, an online com-
pany that tracks high school
stats. Maxpreps also lists her as
23rd nationwide in long-range
"She's one of the best
around," says Coach Franklin
Griffis. "She's kept us in many
ball games we wouldn't have
(See page 12)


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on design,

bond fims

for newjail
The non-profit board ap-
pointed to oversee construc-
tion of a new 500-bed Baker
County jail made several more
key decisions recently lining
up funding and design firms to
start preliminary work on the
The Baker County Develo-
ment Corporation agreed to
use New Jersey-based Bergen
Capital to underwrite and sell
the maximum $45 million bond
issue to pay for the project.
Bergen and its representa-
tive Jim Swan were among four
firms seeking the business and
had a bit of an inside track be-
cause they procured $33 million
for a similar project in Glades
County, Florida last year.
The Glades facility currently
under construction serves as
a model of the local project -
both designed to hold hundreds
more inmates than needed lo-
The beds are expected to be
filled with detainees of the fed-
eral Immigration and Customs
Enforcement (ICE) Depart-
ment, mostly persons in this
country illegally.,
Mr. Swan's initial commis-
sion of 4 percent of the bond
face value was negotiated down
to 2.65 percent.after three other
proposals \\ ere received.
Wachovia's bond division
wanted 2 percent plus expens-
es pegged at around $60,000;
Merrill Lynch 2.75 percent and
no cap on expenses and Citi-
group 3.25 with no cap.
Sheriff Joey Dobson lob-
bied for Mr. Swan based on his
Glades experience where he
sold to investors non-rated mu-
nicipal bonds (tax-free interest
The jail board also selected
the Tallahassee architect firm of
Clemons-Rutherford, another
favorite of the sheriff. It was
one of two companies respond-
ing to the call for professional
service proposals that differ
from regular price bids.
Bill Rutherford designed
several additions to the existing
jail behind the courthouse, and
is involved in the Glades proj-
ect as well.
The jail contract is expect-
ed to be let on a "construction
maintenance" basis with a de-
sign based on a guaranteed
maximum price by the contrac-
The non-profit board last
month hired Danny Thomas
as project manager at $50,500
annually for the estimated 18
months until completion.
Mr. Thomas had a similar
role in a 400-bed addition to the
Clay County jail.
Also on board for the jail
project as general counsel is
Terry Brown of Starke, who
functions in a similar role for
the Baker County Commission.
The jail board did not feel Mr.
Brown posed a conflict because
of the dual positions and the
need to keep its operations dis-
tinct from the county.
Request for proposals will
go out soon for an auditor to
track the financial end of the
jail board operation. It is set
up as a non-profit acting inde-
pendently of the Baker County
Commission, an important
feature to keep local taxpayers
off the hook in the event the
(See page.2)

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I*i5s Decision on design and bonding firms

(From page 1)

jail revenue source from outside
prisoners goes sour.
That's pretty much what haas
happened as the localinmate.pop-
ulation has gradually squeezed "
out inmates housed here by the
US Marshal's Service. Sheriff
Dobson reported to the county
commission last week that num-
ber dropped to five, and said this
week it rose to ten likely the
maximum from now on.
Most federal inmates are
housed now in a privately run
prison near Folkston, Ga. Baker
County has received millions

in boarding revenues over three
decades, one of several counties
ringing the Jacksonville area that
havetaken advantage of the need. ,
foil gtporary,beds ,Ofteaathe-fed-, .-
ei:il p:,pulatioih here,.eceeded 50.
The Marshal's Service said it
had a need for 300 beds in north-
east Florida and southeast Geor-
gia, and it preferred consolidating
them into a central location. The
Folkston facility was originally
built as a privately run prison.
Sheriff Dobson predicted last
week the design and bond selling
process should be complete in 3-
4 months.
The board still has before it a

significant part of a new jail plan
- the purchase of land.
One tract in close proximity to
the Macclenny,area is reportedly
under consideration, and nego-
tiations are not expected to begin.,
in earnest until later this spring.
In a related matter, the county
board last week authorized trans-
fer of $75,000 from surplus ac-
counts as "seed" money for the
jail start-up. Sheriff Dobson
trimmed the request from the
original $200,000 estimate and
presented a thumbnail budget
of $45,000 in expenses, $20,000
for a vehicle and $10,000 in re-

Fire Explorers practiceflame control on old city house
City of Macclenny firefighters are silhouetted against the flames of a burning house on North College Street this past Tuesday
evening. The house, demolished several days before by the city, was used by the fire department in a training exercise. Accord-
ing to Division Chief Scott Crews, training sessions take place weekly. This week's exercise was used to instruct members of the
local Firefighter Explorers Program, teenagers interested infirefighting as a career. One Explorer operating a hose kept the low
hanging limbs of a nearby oak tree soaked. The constant soaking helps lessen the scorch damage and increases the tree's ability
to regenerate itself. PHOTO Y KELLEY LANNIGAN

Yarborough assistant city manager
During a busy two hour-plus responsibilities." nance authorizing "system
regular meeting the evening of Commission members gen- improvement charges" on new
February 13, the Macclenny City erally had high praise for Mr. utility customers in the growth
Commission appointed Roger Yarborough's performance and corridors mentioned above.
Yarborough assistant city man- the vote to appoint him was Four zones are established for
ager and passed on first reading unanimous. The appointee was calculating fees based on the
an ordinance that fine-tunes con- for years in the car business cost of connecting and distance
nection fees to the city's utility before taking the city job. from treatment plants, and the
system by new customers both Mr. Darabi's plan focuses on specific amounts will be calcu-
in and outside the city limits, likely growth sectors the next lated by Mr. Darabi. The ordi-
In addition, the board accept- five years, generally heading out nance calls for annual review of
ed a five-year strategy plan from of the city toward Interstate 10 the fees none are contained in
city engineer Frank Darabi of and west toward Glen St. Mary the document by both the city
Gainesville that foresees nearly patterns already well estab- manager and engineer. They take
$14 million in capital costs to lished. The plan also takes in effect the last day of February
keep up with demands of growth sections south of the interstate and another hearing will be held
and requirements of the state. off both SRs 228 and 121. The before final passage.
Mr. Yarborough, who has former is expected to experi- The ordinance passed with-
been in the planning, zoning ence a blast of growth the next out dissent.
and code enforcement depart- two years now that the new
ments at city hall for five years, Supercenter Wal-Mart is open. (See page 15)
assumes the new position at "Things have slowed down
$42,079, a $5000 raise. He will and we have some breathing
continue as chief of planning room to develop and provide *
and zoning he has held several services for the people willing to
months during the illness of the pay for them," Mr. Darabi said.
late Watson Goodwin. Members of the city board want
City Manager Gerald Dopson, to avoid placing direct costs of
who has held his position 36 service expansion at the feet of
years, said in a February letter existing residents, and agree RENTA
to the city board a decision will with the engineer the burden
come later on management in should fall on new entities seek- Hard Water? Rus
code enforcement. ing city services.
"As we grow it's more nec- To that end, the engineering .-- Iron Filters
essary to delegate authority to study details areas where new Water Tr
capable people," Mr. Dopson wastewater and water utilities
told the commission Tuesday. will be needed, and assigns esti- Free W
"In the event of my absence it's mated costs.
important to have someone in Macclenny this week also Well
place to handle adequately the passed on first reading an ordi-

(From page 1)

month for the owner to remove
four remaining vehicles and a
travel trailer from his property at
US 90 and CR 250-A.
They are all that remain of an
estimated 40 vehicles that littered
the property, and according to
the owner's granddaughter Taffi-
ni Ellis, a Lake City-based scrap
dealer has promised to complete
the removal soon.
Mr. Arline was instructed in
January to obtain a letter of com-
mitment from the scrap dealer,
and restoration permits for two
vehicles he indicated he intends
to keep. He did neither before
Monday's meeting.
Chairman McGauley was the
sole dissenting vote on a motion
for the extension, repeating an
earlier assertion that Mr. Arline
has shown contempt for earlier
board rulings and made no ap-
parent effort to comply with con-
ditions set last month.
In another case tabled last
month due to illness of the own-
er, Mr. Thomas reported ,Chris-

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tina Force removed excess ve-
hicles from her property off CR
127 north. Ms. Force is another
repeat offender and as of January
had removed all but two of the
vehicles. She obtained two-year
storage permits for two other ve-
The board advised Billy and
Susan Godwin to remove initial
'construction of a front porch on
their mobile home off CR 229 to
stop ongoing fines for failure to
obtain a buildingpermit. The vi-

olation was not corrected within
ten days of the January meeting
as promised, and the couple ap-
peared at this week's meeting to
say their son had not followed
through on a commitment to dis-
mantle the lumber.
The couple must then apply
for the building permit and com-
plete skirting near the porch. In
the meantime, the Godwins are
subject to a $10 daily fine, for up
to 180 days in addition to the ini-
tial $100 first-day fine.

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Playmate obsession



Let's see.
We've got the war in Iraq, spi-
raling gas and food prices, a mur-
der rate that's rising, and what is
it that dominates the television
news, magazines and newspa-
pers? A love-crazed homicidal
astronaut and half the male pop-
ulation claiming to be the father
of Anna Nicole Smith's baby.
Strap a television camera to
our foreheads 'cause we're all
living in some bizarre reality
television show. Doesn't it feel
that way sometimes?
SIt certainly did this week. The
real problems of the world faded
into insignificance as the lens of
weirdness focused all its' glare on
the homicidal astronaut and the
mysterious death of former Play-
mate and reality TV star Smith.
Here's the gist in case you've
been living under a rock some-
where. Nowak, a crew member
on the space shuttle Discovery,
was arrested for attempted first
degree murder on Tuesday. It
seems that Lisa Marie Nowak,
whose brain is obviously still out
in orbit, fell in love with another
shuttle astrofiaut.
The guy, however, had a girl-
friend, so the love-crazed Nowak
.drove 900 miles from Houston
to Orlando to kidnap and kill
the girlfriend. If that isn't weird
enough for you, the married
mother of three wore a diaper
like astronauts wear in space so
she wouldn't have to stop and go
to the bathroom.
Police found a steel mallet,
hunting knife, and garbage bags
in her vehicle. Nowak confront-
ed the girlfriend and when she
opened her car window, Nowak
tried to douse her with pepper
spray.'The girl called the police.
Police .assume Nowak was
going to kill the girlfriend, cut
her up and bury her in order to
remove her from competition for
the male astronaut's affection.
She was arraigned and released
on bond.
To make the story even
more bizarre if that's possible
- Britain's Granada Television
immediately bought the movie
options to the tale. I can picture
the television movie now Blast
Off For. Love: The Lisa Marie
Nowak Story.
Nowak, a Navy captain and
Annapolis grad, cannot be
reached for contact. Presumably,
she is holed up somewhere eating
granola bars and drinking Tang
while plotting her next move.
Her defense will likely be that
her common sense has been pos-
sessed by ah alien life form. The

expert medical testimony can
come from that nutty Dr. Smith
from Lost in Space. "Danger
Will Robinson. Danger..."
As twisted and sad as the
Nowak story is, the Anna Nicole
Smith tale is even more pathetic.
Smith, once a Playboy Play-
mate of the Year and the star of
her own reality television show,
died unexpectedly in a hotel
room in Hollywood, Florida this
week. The initial autopsy report
showed no foul play or indica-
tion of a drug overdose.
The busty 39-year-old has led
an unusual life to say the least.
Smith was a former exotic danc-
er who married 89- year-old bil-
lionaire J. Howard Marshall. In
1992 she was featured in Play-
boy and named the mag's Play-
mate of the Year the following
year. After Playboy, she was the
featured model for Guess Jeans.
Her husband died a year af-
ter the marriage and she began
a 12-year legal battle over Mr.
Marshall's $1.6 billion fortune.
The legal wranglings eventually
wound up in the Supreme Court,
where Smith won in a 9-0 deci-
Smith's career plummeted af-
ter her weight ballooned. In an
attempt to kickstart it, she had
her own television reality show,
The Anna Nicole Smith Show
on E! Entertainment. It was the
channel's highest rated show and
featured Smith, who seemed fre-
quently drunk, just being Smith.
Last year, Smith's 20-year-old
son Daniel died 3 days after she
gave birth to a daughter, the child
whose paternity is now in ques-;
Everyone and his brother
seems to be claiming the child.
I can't imagine it has anything
to do with all that money. The
strangest possible father is the
husband of 90-year-old celebrity
Zsa Zsa Gabor.
Prince Frederick von Anhalt
claims that he is the baby's fa-
ther. Von Anhalt 59, who also
claims to be the legal ruler of
Germany, says he had a long af-
fair with Smith. He and Gabor
were long-time friends of bil-
lionaire Marshall.
I think I'm one of the few men
not claiming to be the baby's fa-
ther. The way television seems to
go these days, that should throw
immediate suspicion on me.
I'm just surprised we haven't
found some way to link these
stories together. Did Lisa Marie
Nowak kill Anna Nicole Smith
so that Prince Frederick would
be free to spirit her away to a cas-
tle in Bavaria? From there, they
could start their own European
space program.
Nowadays, it sounds too plau-
sible. I'm giving up and going
back to bed.

From Flat Mommies andFlatDaddies

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February 4,2007

CAMP VICTORY, Iraq-The toughest thing
about deployment is the time you spend away from
family and friends. Of course, there
are other issues like getting awak- DESER
ened by things that go boom in the
middle of the night or the gentle MAJ. BO
sound of small arms fire on your
tin roof. That said, missing your
family makes things rough, even though things are
better than any other soldiers have ever had it.
I can't help but think about the troops in previ-
ous wars the months that it took a letter to get to
troops in World War H and the weeks in Vietnam.
We get letters in about a week and packages in less
than ten days.
We also have decent phone service most of the
time here. In addition to ATT call centers, we have
military phone systems that allow you to call back
to a military base in the states who will connect you
to a local call or a calling card number. Some people
have cell phones that take calls from the states. Un-
fortunately the Iraqna phones have the technology
of cell phones ten years ago in the States, which
means you have little coverage and batteries run out
in about two minutes.
Some soldiers here pay for a personal satel-
lite phone or international cell phones. We have a
young soldier who text messages her friends back
home like she was just across town.
Which leads me to a digression. I heard there is a
push to let students use text messaging jargon when
writing on tests. As one with absolutely atrocious
handwriting and minimal typing skills, I still have
to ask the proponents of this idea, "R U Nsane?".
Back to the subject at hand. We have a monthly


video teleconference when soldiers spend a few
minutes seeing and talking to their families. It is
pretty special when the mother lets the father see
his child for the first time or to hear a soldier say,
"Oh my God, look at him. He's
DIARY walking!"
Some soldiers have webcams in
WY HART their trailers and talk to their fami-
lies every night. Even though the
cost is what I consider prohibitive
- $75 a month for local access plus whatever it costs
for your laptop, camera and Internet service-there
is a waiting list to get an account. In fact, through
the magic of the Internet some troops have actually
seen their children being born.
There is a program here called Connected by
Reading, where parents videotape themselves read-
ing a book and mail the tape and book back to their
There are also some less technological ways to
stay in touch. Some families have Flat Daddies or
Flat Mommies, life-sized photos of soldiers past-
ed on a Styrofoam mounting board so it always
seems the missing parent is around. The family sits
Flat Daddy at the dinner table or takes him to ball
games. There are also Daddy or Mommy Dolls
where a picture of the soldier is printed on the front
of a, pillow.
My fear is the family might get to like Flat Dad-
dy or Daddy Doll better than me.
Overall, I would have to say we're better con-
nected. I recently saw a soldier sitting outside writ-
ing and asked him what he was working on.
"I'm writing a letter to my kids," he said. "They
said they like to get things from me in the mail be-
cause they get e-mail from everybody else."

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Memories of an 'outer space' Valentine received back in grade school
naut tethered to his ship, float- A single person trying to get makes people feel special and just to give me a Valentine.
The ing in space. Little stars and a into a restaurant on Valentine's important (I saw one in the store But, you have to admit, the
moon with a face looked over Day evening is nearly impos- the other day that sang "Wild something a little more than
Back Por h t his shoulder. sible, too. And if you do get a Thing" when you opened it). I about a holiday whose mascc
acK O He had a heart emblem on the table, people look at you like definitely remember how spe- a prissy little fat guy who r
chest of his uniform and in the you're from outer space because cial it felt to be a fourth grader around in public with no dra
KELLEY LANNIGAN popular jargon of the late 1960s, you're the only one sitting there and have a sixth grader sneak ers on, shooting at people v
the caption read: ALONE. out of class, risk getting caught arrows.
The most memorable Valen- "Let's Go Into Orbit, Chick." It really doesn't bother me and sent to the principal's office

tine card I recall was given to
me by Steve, a friend's brother
who was two years older than I.
He sneaked out of class and de-
livered it in person. I looked up
and there he was peeking around
the open doorway of my fourth
grade classroom. The teacher,
Ms. Parrot, was busy writing and
explaining a division problem
on the blackboard and her back
was to the students. I was able to
sprint to the door, grab the enve-
lope from his outstretched hand
and get back to my desk without
being discovered.
At the first opportunity, I
opened my Valentine.
On the cover was an astro-

I'm nostalgically grateful to
Steve for the giving of that Val-
entine card. I wish I still had it.
I think it's the only one I ever
As the years, then the decades
have gone by, I never seemed to
have a boyfriend or be dating
anyone when Valentine's day
rolled around. That's just the
way things have worked out. I
was never on the receiving end
of the cards, flowers, dinners
and gifts and it used to bother
me a lot to see the florist trucks
fill the parking lot on February
14th and watch the bouquets of
roses and carnations landing on
everyone's desk except mine.

anymore. My waistline wouldn't
benefit from all that chocolate.
I LOVE flowers but they don't
love me. My asthma and aller-
gies won't let me keep them in
the same room, let alone on my
desk. I've received my share of
flowers over the years for one
occasion or another, just not on
Valentine's day. These are rel-
egated a safe distance away in
another office or to the recep-
tion desk so I don't wheeze and
cough and hack my head off.
And I've gotten tons of cards
over the years too, but again,
just not on Valentine's day. The
intent behind sending Valen-
tine cards is wonderful and it

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form on the Union left flank. The
23rd Georgia was placed on the
left of the 64th. Upon the arrival
of the rest of Colonel Harrison's
brigade, the 6th Georgia moved
to the extreme left and the
32nd Georgia and 1st Georgia
Regulars fell in between he
23rd and 6th Georgia regiments.
Gamble's Battery, which had
been in the center of the line,was
disabled and had to be replaced
by the Chatham Artillery.
Union General Hawley
had been ordered up with the
remainder of his brigade, he 7th
New Hampshire and 8th U.S.
Colored Volunteers. He hurried
the-,wo regilmentuto \\ within 600
yards of the Confederate lines in
order to supp~jrt; battery. For
some mysterious reason, the
7th New Hampshire broke into
fragments Twenty minutes were
spent trying to rally them.
At the same time the 7th
New Hampshire was stamped-
ing, the 8th U.S. Colored was
suffering heavy losses, includ-
ing its colonel, who was killed.
The 8th lacked battle experience
and some were reported to have
come upon the field with empty
guns. The command fell upon
a captain, who ordered a with-
drawal under a hot fire from the
6th Florida Battalion on their
left flank. During this retreat
their colors where lost.
For nearly a half an hour,
General Hawley tried to rally
the 7th New Hampshire but
to no avail. Even with the 7th
Connecticut in support after
receiving ammunition, the
Granite Staters still could not be
Meanwhile Barton's bri-

While the heavy fighting was
going on, Montgomery's bri-
gade, which had brought up the
rear of the march, was about two
miles behind with the wagon
train. Seymour ordered them up
on the double quick. The 54th
Massachusetts (colored) arrived
on the field after abandoning
their heavy accouterments on
the way. The 54th formed on the
ground earlier held by the 8th
U.S. Colored, with the 1st North
Carolina (colored) forming on
the right between the 47th and
48th New York regiments.
After about three hours of
intense fighting the Confederates
were running lowr'aimmn u-
nition. The fire dwindled and
only a light fire was maintained.
During this time much of the
ammunition expended by them
*had been gathered from the car-
tridge boxes of the wounded and
dead. For about thirty minutes
the Confederates held their line
until relief came in the form of
more ammunition and reserve
troops brought up from the
rear. With the replenishment of
ammunition General Colquitt
ordered his line to press forward.
The federal began to give way,
pressed from front and flank.
Up to this point in the bat-
tle, accounts by Union and
Confederate officers, which for
the most part coincided, begin
to differ. Now arose some of the
controversies that continue to
haunt the battle. The appearance
on the Union left of the black
54th Massachusetts, and its
ensuing role in the final stages
of fighting, are still matters of
debate. While the 54th is credited

racial overtones here
must be dismissed as pure dem-
As for contentions that the
retreating federal army carried
off the field only their white
wounded, leaving the blacks
to the mercy of the enemy, it
requires no great insight for an
explanation. The 54th was cov-
ering the retreat. Retiring regi-
ments could gather their wound-
ed comrades under cover of the
54th. The covering regiment,
naturally, was under extreme
pressure, unable to devote suf-
ficient attention to their wound-
It is a recorded fact that before
the battle some Confederate sol-
'diers had. expressed their intent
to take no black prisoners. Also
it cannot be denied that the
image of blacks to Southerners
was that of servants chattel.
Facing them as armed opponents
in battle was a reality almost too
extraordinary to comprehend.
The image of the Negro as a
soldier had become one with the
Nat Turner stereotype; venge-
ful, lusty savages, raping, mur-
dering, pillaging and burning.
This must be considered when
drawing conclusions about the
treatment of blacks at Olustee;
it simply can not be judged by
today's standards.
No doubt there were some
atrocities committed against the
black troops at Olustee, perhaps
many. A few isolated instances
are documented. But accounts
of wholesale slaughter are
unsubstantiated rumors fuel
for flames of controversy. When
documentation is absent and
speculation takes over, all pro-

rested Melbum r anley, 36, or m the visitors section oI county
Glen St. Mary at the Wal-Mart jail. Deputy Claude Hurley made
Supercenter the afternoon of the arrest at 11:15 am after Ms.
February 7 for causing a distur- Mobley allegedly cursed him
bance during an argument with when asked to leave.
his wife inside the store. Vonquilla Spatcher, 18, of
Deputy John Harden charged Macclenny filed a sworn com-
Mr. Bailey with disorderly con- plaint February 9 alleging two
duct for allegedly cursing loudly fellow Baker High students were
and making threats in the pres- repeatedly threatening her with
ence of employees, customers bodily harm.
and small children. He told the Named in the complaint were
officer he and his wife Judy, 25, Jessica Major, 18, and a 17-year-
were about to divorce and de- old female, both from Mac-
scribed the incident as a "small clenny. Ms. Major attends the
argument." Alternative School for disruptive
Mavis Mobley, 25, of Sand- students.
erson was booked on a similar Ms. Spatcher told Sgt. Mi-
charge earlier the same day after chael Crews she feared for her
shebecame unrul) and refused to safety\ because she is pregnant.

THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday February 15, 2007 Page 4

February 20, 1864: the five-hour Battle of Olustee is joined...

(From page 1) gade was ordered to advance by some historians and in some portion is lost. Olustee deserves for not pursuing the Yankees
they arrived on the field and first-hand accounts as prevent- to be remembered for more than with more vigor, and perhaps
road. The 6th Georgia was set occupied the position the 7th ing the complete annihilation its legends. changing the outcome from one
to the left of those regiments. New Hampshire had vacated, of Seymour's force, others con- The Union retreat from of disappointment for the feder-
Smith's cavalry was ordered with three New York regiments tend the blacks were sacrificed, Olustee is yet another contro- als to one of disaster.
to form on the flanks. Thus forming to the right of the 7th unnecessarily and with malice, versy. Colquitt, heralded as "The General Seymour's men had
he Confederate regiments Connecticut. to save whites. Mistreatment Hero of Olustee,". and other marched 40 miles and fought
were drawn from their works As the fight continued, the of black wounded and captured Confederate officers reported five hours in one day. Their
at Olustee Station to form in 32nd and 6th Georgia regiments troops by their Confederate that upon their surge forward, losses were heavy. The federal
battle line several miles ahead, on the left of the Confederate captors is yet another source after replenishing their ammu- force lost 5 field pieces, 1 set
with Colquitt now in immediate line made a flanking movement, of bitter controversy. Also, nition, the Union lines at first of colors, 1600 stand of arms,
command as the ranking officer This put Barton's men under Confederates reported a rout retreated with some order, then along with about 13,000 rounds
at the scene. extreme fire. They withstood it of the Union force at Olustee, were routed from the field in of cartridges. Their casualties
Here the battle began, a stub- as long as they could and finally while Union accounts, except considerable disarray. Seymour, were 200 killed, 1152 wounded
born fight at short range in an had to give ground. With the 8th in some isolated circumstances on the other hand, while hav- and 502 missing, a total of 1861,
open pine barren. U.S. Colored giving way on the involving specific units, tend to ing no basis to dispute a retreat, or one third of the command.
When the fighting became Union left, two guns of Elder's indicate an orderly retreat from admitted to no rout. In any event Relieved of his Florida com-
heavier, Seymour ordered the battery were left exposed. Two a difficult situation. the Confederates were left with mand, General Seymour was
rest of the 7th Connecticut for- of these guns were captured by Addressing the racial issues possession of the field. Rebel soon back with the Army of the
ward with orders to try and a charge of the 19th and 28th first, it should be noted that cavalry pursued the Union Potomac, and was captured dur-
capture the Confederate bat- Georgias. Montgomery's brigade, com- retreat, gaining some 150 pris- ing the Wilderness fighting a
tery. Advancing forward and posed of two black owners, but darkness and fatigue few months later.
putting up a heavy fire from regiments (54th ended their pursuit. Confederate casualties were
their Spencer carbines, the 6th "The appearance on the Union left of the Massachusetts and the The federal apparently had listed at 93 killed, 847 wounded
Georgia gave way slightly. This black 54th Massachusetts, and its ensuing 1st North Carolina) time to destroy and section of and 6 missing, a total of 946, or
caused the centercompanies of role in the final stages of fighting, are still formed the rear of the the tracks during their retreat, for one-fifth of the force engaged.
the 7th Connecticut to become matters of debate. While the 54th is cred- Union column, guarding General Finnegan two days after Both Finnegan and Colquitt were
exposed to a cross fire as they te some htorians and in some first- the wagon train hardly the battle reported the damage, soon transferred back to Lee's
exhad a tvan cro further a they ited ay som e hstorians and in some first- the post held by those Lead elements of Seymour's Army of Northern Virginia.
had advanced further than their hand accounts as preventing the complete intended for slaughter. force reached Barber's on the Thus in terms of time engaged
n flanks. Soon with's ammu- annihilation of Seymour's, force, others Their eventual fate in St. Mary's by midnight, with the and combined losses over 27 per-
tin ran low, andth with no sup- contend the blacks were sacrificed, unnec- occupying a position of rest following throughout the cent of the Americans involved -
port in sight they withdrew sev essarily and with malice, to save whites. such importance to the night and into the early morn- Olustee proved to be one of the
eral hundred yards to the rear.itt Mistreatment of black wounded and cap- battle could not have ing of the 21st and fell back to costliest battles of the war.
In the meantime, Colquitt turned troops by their Confederate captors been the result of and Jacksonville, bringing to a close For Confederates, Florida was
sent a request back to Finnegan is yet another source of bitter controver- preconceived design, the disappointing Florida expe- safe, and her capitol remained
ammunition Soon the reinforce- sy. Also, Confederates reported a rout of as neither army fought edition. uncaptured until the war's end.
ments arrived just as the 7th the Union force at Olustee, while Union the battle on ground of Finnegan has been criticized
Connecticut was falling back. accounts, except in some isolated cir um- its choosing. The battle
With reinforcements arriving, stances involving specific units, tend to simply developed as the
Colquitt moved the 19th Georgia indicate an orderly retreat from a difficult opposing forces came A rrestedursing in store
to the north of the railroad and situation." together, as most Civil
he 6th Florida to the th to War battles did. Any The sheriff's department ar- calm herself during an argument
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A Macclenny woman arrested
for possession of a rock of crack
cocaine in west Macclenny faces
a second count of felony child
abuse because her 4-year-old
daughter was in the car with her
at the time.
Deputy John Hardin said he
approached the 2000 Saturn
driven by Christie Raulerson, 32,
because it was stopped on Quail
Lane about 9:30 pm on February
7. The neighborhood is known
for drug-related activity, and the
officer said a black male who had
been leaning through a window
inside the suspect's vehicle fled
on foot as he drove toward it.
Ms. Raulerson appeared ap-
prehensive during questioning
and attempted to conceal the
crack in her.right hand.
The child was released to
a relative and Ms. Raulerson
booked at county jail on the two
In other arrests, Edgar Mor-
ing, 36, of Sanderson was jailed
the evening of February 8 as an
habitual traffic offender.
Deputy Hardin said Mr. Mor-
ing was at the wheel of a 2002
Dodge van that failed to stop at
MLK Drive and US 90 in Mac-
clenny. He was aware the driv-
er's license had been suspended
multiple times when he pulled
the van over in a nearby parking
Five earlier license suspen-
sions had been ordered for Don-
ovan Graves, 36, of Macclenny,
stopped by the same officer
about 8:45 the same evening on
South Boulevard. Deputy Hardin
pulled over a 1998 Chevrolet van
driven by the suspect because it
lacked a tag light, and a computer
check revealed the suspensions
for failure to pay a fine, failure to
appear in court and failure to pay
child support.
Mr. Graves was also ticketed
for the light violation, and for
ha\ ing an open container of vod-
ka in the van.

THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday February 15, 2007 Page 5

Smokey Road bid is

accepted; county call

for Burnsed Rd. bids

The Baker County Commis-
sion awarded a bid for re-surfac-
ing of Smokey Road (CR 123)
west of Glen St. Mary and re-
cently called for bids on the long-
awaited paving of Bob Burnsed
Road off CR 125 north of Glen.
The Smokey Road bid went
to Anderson Columbia of Lake
City at $220,167. It was one of
two bids; the other from APAC
at $240,808.
A pre-bid conference will be
held this week on the Burnsed
project from Yarbrough Road
south to the intersection with
125, a heavily traveled stretch
serving a number of residential
developments that have sprung
up in recent years. The poor con-
dition of Burnsed Road has long
been a sore spot with motorists
and the source of complaints
both to county commissioners
and the county road department.
The bids will be let the last
day of February.
In other road-related activ-
ity, the commission last week
approved Road Superintendent
Robert Fletcher's recommen-
dation to contract with Jenkins
Painting of Chiefland, Fla. for
striping on 19 county roads. The
project also includes placement
of reflectors.
A recent bid call drew no tak-
ers, but Mr. Fletcher said he ne-
gotiated with Jenkins for a price
of $97,329 for the striping and
$22,730 for reflectors. The com-

pany has a similar contract with
DOT on the re-surfacing of SR
121 from Macclenny north to
the state line, a project underway
two weeks ago.
The commission scheduled a
workshop on growth-related top-
ics for February 19 at 1:00 pm.
John Kopelousos of Clay County
will be present to talk about, in
the words of County Manager
Joe Cone, the "dos and don't"
of land development regulations,
zoning and the DRI process for
large-scale developments like
the proposed Cedar Creek.
On a related item, the county
will petition for rezoning of a
50-acre tract north of SR 127 and
north of Cedar Creek. According
to Mr. Cone, 20 landowners are
included in the non-recorded
subdivision and are out of com-
pliance for the 7.5 ag zoning cur-
rently in place.
The county seeks to change
that to RCMH-1 to save owners
the time and expense of apply-
ing for future zoning changes to
deed or sell smaller parcels.
The owners will be contacted
and assured the new zoning will
not alter land values for tax pur-
poses nor endanger Homestead
Exemption status.
Planning Director Ed Preston
told the commission last week
several improperly zoned en-
claves exist on the current map,
and he will seek to have them
brought into compliance.






VI ? A i

Schmoozing with newly sworn Gov. Crist
Two Baker County officers of the Republican Party pose with Florida Governor
Charlie Crist during a meeting last month of state GOP officials to plan upcoming
campaigns. With Mr. Crist are (left) Bill Krall, state committee member from Baker
County, and (right) Don Marshall, the local GOP chairman. The meeting was in

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Police have few leads investi- about of a .22 caliber and .390
gating the complaint of a Baxter pistol, both valued at $650. A
man that someone came onto his third person who left the party
property and stole a single-wide during the night lives in Baldwin
mobile home on February 4. and she could not be contacted.
James Crews told Deputy Lynette Crews of Macclenny
Garrett Bennett he was unaware reported a wheelchair valued at
of the apparent theft of the trailer $300 was removed from the bed
valued at $3300 until two days of her pickup truck parked in the
later. A tenant he identified as lot outside the new Wal-Mart the
Kenny Davis lives next door to afternoon of February 8.
the unit, which had been vacant She told police she parked the
for some time. vehicle near the garden center on
The tenant reportedly told Mr. the south side of the store prop-
Crews a man informed him Feb- erty, and there are no security
ruary 3 the owner had given the cameras in that area. The theft
trailer to him, and he put wheels occurred between 12:30-3:00.
on it the same day. The follow- A patient at Northeast Florida
ing day, the white male suspect State Hospital was named in a
returned to the property with a complaint for felony criminal
large truck and left northbound mischief on February 9, accused
on CR 127 with the trailer in of breaking five plate glass win-
tow. dows at a nurses' station during a
Mr. Crews told the officer he group evaluation meeting.
gave no one permission to re- Albert Stratton, who was
move the trailer and the deputy leading the session in Building
had not made further contact 31 about 10:00 am, said the pa-
with Mr. Davis as of early this tient, who weighs 250 pounds,
week. The owner also did not angrily grabbed an end table and
have data on the make, model or smashed the glass. The man has
serial number. a history of aggressive behav-
In other grand theft reports, ior and the hospital will seek to
David Newell of Sanderson told transfer him to another facility.
police he suspects one or more of The felony status of the com-
the three persons'at his residence plaint is because damage was in
off Little Dixie Dr. for an all- excess of $1000.
night party February 8 may be The following morning about
responsible for the theft of two the same time; Norma Davis of
handguns. Jacksonville reported the right
Deputy Bill Starling inter- front passenger window of her
viewed two of the party guests 2005 Honda was smashed while
who live in Sanderson and they it was parked at a relative's house
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday February 15, 2007 Page 6

Chronic offender is again

arrested for accosting wife

and ransacking his residence

A Glen St. Mary man with
a history of convictions for do-
mestic violence was arrested for
the same offense the afternoon
of February 10 after he allegedly
ransacked his residence off Ev-
ergreen Circle and attacked his
Deputy Gavin Sweat said he
was flagged down by Selena
Holland, 30, in Macclenny, who
confirmed an earlier report that
she was being pursued in another
vehicle by her husband, Stanley
Holland Jr., age 26.
The officer soon after that
questioned Mr. Holland, who
said he was following his wife
because she left their residence
with his tools. Sgt. Michael
Crews made contact with Ms.
Holland at the residence, and she
accused him of throwing prop-
erty around and pushing her.
In other reports of violence
involving married couples,
Casey Prevatt, 24, of Sanderson
was charged with domestic vio-
lence battery and reckless driv-
ing when he was pulled over by
Deputy Sweat, who witnessed
the suspect attempting to catch
up with wife Delinah, 28, in an-
other vehicle.
When the officer stopped both
vehicles on CR 127 north near
Leon Dopson Rd., he was aware
of a domestic violence complaint
by Ms. Prevatt earlier the morn-
ing of February 10. The wife said
Mr. Prevatt attempted to snatch
their 8-month-old child from her,
and struck her and twisted her
toes during the earlier struggle.
Mr. Prevatt, a corrections of-
ficer who confessed to deputies
Sweat and Crews that he has
a drug problem, was put into
handcuffs at the scene when his
behavior became unruly. Deputy
Sweat said Ms. Prevatt had bruis-
es on her arms, hands and toes.
Colson Wilkerson, 25, was ar-
rested the evening of February
8 for battery and contributing to
the delinquency of two 17-year-
old males, one of whom he alleg-
edly struck repeatedly about the
head while holding him down.
Deputy Tony Norman said he
responded to. a complaint about
9:00 at the residence of Mr.

Wilkerson on Emily's Way in
Sanderson and found him argu-
ing with his wife Jennifer, 25, in
the front yard.
The wife said Mr. Wilker-
son and the two youths, one of
them her brother, picked her up
from work earlier and had been
drinking. Later her husband be-
gan arguing with one of the boys
after he and the friend left the
residence briefly, and they pulled
Mr. Wilkerson off the victim dur-
ing the subsequent attack.
The youth complained of
head pain and loss of feeling in
his legs, then became disoriented
while being transported to Fraser
Hospital. He was instead flown
to Shands Jacksonville from a
Sanderson landing zone and later
A male student at the Alterna-
tive School in Macclenny was
arrested about 1:00 pm on Feb-
ruary 8 after he twice threatened
bodily harm to teacher Josh Ja-
cobson. Campus deputy Tracie
Benton said the youth became
abusive when asked to sit down
in a classroom. The report did not
note the boy's age or address.
Criminal complaints alleg-
ing battery were filed February
7 against Jimmy Wilkerson, 29,
and Robert Allgeyer, 37, of Mac-
clenny following a confrontation
at a residence in north Macclen-
The two are accused of strik-
ing John Wilkerson, 36, of Sand-
erson. Mr. Allgeyer allegedly
struck him with a broomstick fol-
lowing a dispute between the ac-
cused and the older Wilkerson's
wife. The older Wilkerson alleg-
edly struck his brother with an ax
handle as the latter was leaving
the residence on North 6th.
Another complaint alleges
boyfriend Sean Johnson, 29,
of Macclenny struck Michele
Thompson, 43, in the face during
an argument at her residence off
Quail Lane the morning of Feb-
ruary 9. Mr. Johnson, contacted
by Sgt..Thomas Dyal the fol-
lowing day, denied both striking
his girlfriend and her allegation
he took a cell phone valued at

St George, Ga. defendantsent offto 43-month term

for selingprescription drugs twice to police informant

A St. George, Ga. woman Mr. Crews and a female cor- Judge Rosier ordered Dan and grand theft and Jason Byr
arrested last summer on two panion were arrested two days Wilkins to serve six months in year's probation for trespass a
counts of selling prescription after Christmas last year walk- county jail, followed by the two- hunting on private land and hu
drugs was sentenced February 5 ing on CR 139B west of Glen St. year drug probation for sale and ing with a light.
to 43 months in state prison after Mary after they abandoned the possession of cocaine with the A six month jail sentence w
pleading no contest to traffick- stolen pickup on Claude Harvey intent to sell. ordered for Jason Smith in retro
ing. Road. The defendant had a .22 Kenneth Brooks will serve a for his plea to twin counts of f
Lois Johnston, 38, sold vari- caliber rifle at the time and at- three-year probation for burglary ony driving without a license.
ous controlled drugs to a confi- tempted to conceal it.
dential informant on June 9 in Jose Gutierrez, 26, a state
the parking lot of the Macclenny prison inmate, got an additional U co m in Rela benefit
Burger King and again on June 18 months after pleading to es-g y
20 near Twin Bridges north of cape from a work crew east of The annual Relay for Life rently battling it and the ma
Macclenny. Both buys were set- Macclenny in August, 2006. He fund raiser for the American survivors.
ups by sheriff's department in- ran into a wooded area off Com- Cancer Society will be held on Their names are written
vestigators who put up the cash merce Dr. near the Wal-Mart Dis- March 31 April 1 at the Baker luminary bags aside a wa
for the purchases, tribution Center and was tracked County fairgrounds, ing course near the fairgrour
In other sentencing handed down by the Baker Correctional It is designed to bring the building.
down by Circuit Judge Phyl- K-9 team several miles away. community together in celebra- The relays have been held
lis Rosier last week, Joseph W. Stevi Layfield will serve two tion, remembrance and hope. It communitiessincethemid-198
Crews, 20, also of St. George, years on drug-offender proba- begins at noon on March 31. when the first one took place
was ordered to state prison for tion in return for her plea to sell- The Ceremony of Hope is a Tacoma, Wash. They have raise
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food, fun

at banquet
Press Staff
Eight-year-old Will Rhoden
of Macclenny bought his ticket,
grabbed a camouflage print cap
and took careful aim.
After a few moments of in-
tense concentration, he launched
it toward the large rack of deer
antlers against the wall. The
antler points were color coded,
which determined the amount
of additional tickets the player
could win. More tickets meant
more chances of winning the
antler toss raffle for a Browning
.22 pistol.
"I got one!" the boy shouted
as the cap landed on the high-
est antler point. Christine Mette,
a volunteer helping manage the
booth, smiled and awarded him
his prize 20 additional tickets.
The cap toss was just one of
many attractions at the annual
Wild Turkey Banquet and Auc-
tion held February 2 at the Ag
Center. The auction, now in its
fourth year, is the main fund
raising event of the Baker Coun-
ty chapter of the National Wild
Turkey Federation.
Members Chris Rewis, Brian
McDuffie, Rock Rhoden and
Joel Barber were the main co-
ordinators of the event which
featured a presentation by Patty
Ms. Molinaro is the NWTF's
national coordinator for Wom-
en in the Outdoors, one of the
group's affiliate organizations.
She encouraged local efforts to
establish a group for women in
Baker County to promote out-
door activities such as archery,
basic hunting and fishing, skeet
shooting and dutch oven cook-
ing. She will be working with
local member Naquin Chitty to
promote future WITO events.
Proceeds from the i riluls I lf-
fles benefitted specific affiliate
organizations within the NWTF
such as Jakes and Wheels. Jakes
is the junior division of NWTF
for members age 15 and under
and .Wheels provides outdoor
and sporting opportunities for
the disabled.
The silent and live auction
proceeds go toward the consid-
erable conservation efforts the
organization makes in manag-
ing and maintaining the coun-
try's wild turkey population and
properly conserving habitat for
responsible hunting and recre-
ation activities.
The silent auction featured
items such as a tent blind, a bi-
cycle, gun racks, a gas grill, Butt
Saver portable strut seats, a chain
saw and gun cleaning kits.
Young Scotty Willis of Mac-
clenny was one of the silent auc-
tion winners when his $100 bid
scored him a matching comfort-
er and pillow case set featuring
a print of wild turkeys resting on
pine boughs.
"His momma is. going to kill
me," Scotty's father declared
with a happy smile.
After the silent auction bids
were sealed, Fred Rhoden said
grace over a dinner catered by
Taylor'd BBQ for which he gave
thanks for "food and fellowship
with friends and safety for fel-
low hunters." After dinner, the
live auction began, with Dalton
Johnson, 8, of Macclenny lead-

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ing the audience in the Pledge of
Zack Morgan, a NWTF re-
gional coordinator, was on hand
to promote the live auction fea-
turing federation-supplied items
such as turkey calls, bronze
sculptures of turkeys and deer,
framed wildlife and dog prints,
elk antler furniture and light fix-
tures, clocks and ceiling fans.
The audience responded en-
thusiastically to Jim Dallarosa
of Volusia County, who en-
hanced his duties as auctioneer
by demonstrating his consider-
able skill in mimicking a wild
turkey without the aid of a man-
made call.
"Good grief, said one attend-
ee. "Sounds more real than the
real thing!"
Volunteers Denise Hall and
Christine Mette of Macclenny
and Jackie Jennings of Lake
City assisted by carrying items
by hand throughout the audience
for up-close viewing during the
bidding process.
The event attracted NWTF
members from out of town who
routinely travel to regional events
to lend their support.
Don Kennedy of Lake City
was the high bidder on one of
the evening's most beautiful
items; a Giclee print of a paint-
ing entitled "Gifts of Freedom"
by artist Jack Pulah. The scene is
set in the deep woods on a misty
morning. A humbled hunter, his
gun resting on the forest floor,
bends to give thanks and show
respect over the large turkey he
has just killed. The ghostly im-
age of a military veteran holding
an American flag stands behind
the hunter as shafts of sunlight
pierce the mist.
"The wild turkey is such a
phenomenal bird," said Mr.
Kennedy. "This image gives me
Tom Kennon, retired 3rd cir-
cuit court judge from Live Oak,
spoke of his enthusiasm for the
"I love anything that has to
do with the hunting and conser-
vation of the wild turkey. And I
know folks here in Macclenny
too, so I'm here to support their
efforts," he said.
Member Chris Rewis, who
helped coordinate the event,
praised the NWTF's conserva-
tion work, particularly its suc-
cess in restoring the wild turkey
"And the money raised in
Florida, stays in Florida to di-
rectly benefit the state," he said.
Founded in 1973, the NWTF
is headquartered in Edgefield,
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old or are 4 feet 9 inches tall.
Safety belts are made for adults
and don't fit children correctly
when used alone. A booster seat
raises a child to allow the vehi-
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Baker County High School
recently chose its top twelve
seniors as part of the Senior Su-
perlatives. The Titan Twelve are
the most versatile and talented
seniors as chosen by the BCHS
faculty. Here's a look at the cho-
sen students:
V Thomas Elledge is the Bak-
er High 2007 valedictorian. He is
involved in his church, anchors
the morning news and was fea-
tured in drama productions such
as The Hobbit and Greater Tuna.
V Hanna Moore is graduating
highest honors. She is active in
the CAN program at BCHS.
V Gentri Billotte is a cheer-
leader and member of the drama
program. She was featured in
Oklahoma and the current pro-
duction of Footloose.
V April Anderson is a former
Miss BCHS and is a cheerleader.
She is a drama student and was
featured in Oklahoma.
V Daniel Wilbanks is student
government president and mem-
ber of the BCHS ACE Teacher
Cadets, a teacher training pro-
gram. A YMCA counselor and
active in drama, he was featured
in Tuna Christmas at BCHS'.
V/D. 1.in Gerai'd is senior class
president and active in drama
He was featured in Grease,
Oklahoma, Guys and Dolls and
Footloose. A YMCA counselor
and member of the tennis team,
he is a member of the rock band,
Soapbox Havoc.
v Stasia Moore is a member
of the ACE Teacher Cadets and
wants to be a math teacher. She
volunteers and tutors in her off-
V Dylan Mann is very active
in athletics at BCHS. He was a
linebacker on the BCHS Wildcat
football team.
VBrittany Hinson is the state's
top three-point shooter. The Lady
Wildcat basketball player is also
ranked in the top 25 nationally in
three-point shooting.
VDanyle Lewis is a young en-
trepreneur. She has her own busi-
ness renting inflatables to carni-
vals and parties and is a member
of the BCHS ACE Teacher Ca-
V Haley Thorn is very active

at Baker High as an editor of the
yearbook and she is involved in
numerous clubs and activities at
the school.
V Jacob Cranford is a music

student at BCHS and a member
of the ACE Teacher Cadets. He
is also active in band and drama
and was featured in The Hobbit
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InfantJason A/ford
Jason Ray Alford, 8 days old,
died February 7, 2007 at Shands
Hospital of Jacksonville. He
was born on January 30 and was
predeceased by his grandfather
Stanley Strama.
Survivors include his parents
Thomas Edward Alford and
Kelly Marie Strama of Mac-
clenny; maternal grandmother
Marlene Weging of Ind.; pater-
nal grandparents Edward and
Debbie Alford of Glen St. Mary;
sisters Amaya Isabelle Figueroa
and Alyssa Nicole Alford; and
numerous aunts, uncles and
A graveside service was held
on Tuesday, February 13, 2007
at 4:00 pm at Cedar Creek Cem-
etery in Sanderson with Pastor
Wayne Williams officiating.
Arrangements were under the
direction of V. Todd Ferreira Fu-
neral Services.

Billye Allen, 75,

of Baldwin dies
Billye Mack Griner-Allen,
75, of Baldwin died peace-
fully February 12, 2007 at her
home surrounded by family and
friends. Mrs. Allen was born
September 11, 1931 in Perry,
Fla., the daughter of the late Wil-
liam Mack Curtis Griner and the
former Kathryn Edenfield. Mrs.
Allen was preceded in death by
her brother John David Griner.
Survivors include her husband
of 57 years, Earl Alien; children
Cathie (Johnny) Brantley and
Curtis (Candie) Allen; grand-
children Tamia (Josh) Ellwood,
Paige Brantley, Ken and Berrie
Allen; great-grandchildren Gabe
and Michael Ellwood; sister-in-
law Sally Griner; special friends
Verna (C.A.) Hunt and Dianne
(Danny) Bostic; her loyal fam-
ily pet Bubba.
The funeral service will be
held at 11:00 am Friday, Feb-
ruary 16, 2007 at the Baldwin
Methodist Church, 52 S. Chest-
nut Street, with the Revs. Can-
dice Martin and Greg Sampson
officiating. Interment will fol-
low at Brandy Branch Cemetery
in Bryceville. The family will
receive friends Thursday, Feb-
ruary 15 from 6:00-9:00 pm at
the church. The family requests
donations to Community Hos-
pice of Northeast Florida, 4266
Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville,
Fla 32257 in Mrs. Allen's mem-
ory. Arrangements are under
the direction of R.V. Prestwood
L.F.D. in Baldwin.

In Loving Memory
of my Mom
Marzell Moore
God looked around his garden and
found an empty place.
He then looked down upon this earth
and saw your loving face.
He put his arms around you
and lifted you to rest.
His garden must be beautiful;
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering;
He knew you were in pain.
And He knew that you would never get
well here on earth again.
He saw your path was difficult,
He closed your tired eyes.
He whispered to you "Peace be Thine"
and gave you wings tofly.
When we saw 'you sleeping so calm
and free of pain,
we would not wish you back to earth to
suffer once again.
You've left us precious memories,
Your love will be our guide.
You live on through your family,
You're always by our side.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
but you did not go alone.
For part of us went with you the day
God called you home.

Ruth Atwaters dies,

a onetime resident
Ruth Peterson Atwaters, for-
merly of Macclenny, died Thurs-
day, February 9, 2007 following
a brief illness. Ruth was born
on January 18, 1922 to the late
George and Mamie D. Peterson.
She began her early education in
the schools in Baker County, but
later had to move to Jacksonville
in order to complete high school
as there was no high school for
black students at that time in the
She continued her education
at Brewster School of Nurs-
ing and graduated as a regis-
tered nurse in 1947. She was a
member of Philadelphia Baptist
Church in Jacksonville. Ruth
was preceded in death by hus-
band John Atwaters and son
Harold Atwaters.
Survivors include daughter
Deborah (Willie) Townsend;
sons Donald J. and Jesse At-
waters, both of Jacksonville
and Robert. (Susie) Atwaters
of Folkston; brother George A.
(Mary) Peterson of Jacksonville;
12 grandchildren, great-grand-
children, great-great-grandchil-
dren; numerous nieces, neph-
ews, cousins and sorrowing
The funeral service will be
Saturday, February 24 at 11:00
am at her church, 5577 Moncrief
Road, Jacksonville. The wake
will be held at A.B. Coleman
Funeral Home, 5660 Moncrief
Road, on Friday, February 23
at 5:00 pm for family and 6:00-
7:00 pm for friends.

Raymond Lloyd

dies February 3rd
Raymond E. Lloyd,. 88, of
Glen St. Mary' died February 3,
2007. He was a member of Cal-
vary Baptist Church, enjoyed
his family and looked forward
to going to work every week.
Mr. Lloyd was a WWII Army
Veteran and worked for W.W.
Gay Mechanical Contractors for
over 39 years. He was a member
of Local 234 for 52 years. Mr.
Lloyd was preceded in death by
his wife of 52 years, Ardath R.
Lloyd, and daughter Saundra A.
Survivors include his wife
Betty Jo; daughter Peggy L.
Brown; 10 grandchildren; 17
great-grandchildren and sister
Iris L. Anderson of Jesup, Ga.
The funeral service was held
Tuesday, February 6, 2007 at his
church with Pastor Donnie Wil-
liams officiating. Interment was
at Mandarin Cemetery in Jack-
sonville. The family requests
any donations to be made to
Calvary Baptist Church. Please
sign guest book at www.mem.

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Jeffery Bryant

of Glen St. Mary
Jeffery Alien Bryant, 50, of
Glen St. Mary died at his home
on Tuesday, February 6, 2007
surrounded by his family. Mr.
BryantwasborninTipton,Ind. on
9, 1956.
He lived
in Baker
County the
past 30 years
and attended t.. -.

for C & J
and enjoyed Mr. Bryant
fishing and hunting. He also
enjoyed spending time with his
grandchildren. He is preceded
in death by his father and broth-
ers, Terry Tinder and Ronnie
Survivors include his wife of
20 years, Hope Altman Bryant
of Glen St. Mary; ,mother Hattie
"Bert" Tinder of Tipton; children
Yvonne (David) McGee and
Dean Johns, both of Macclenny
and Jessica (Donavon) Ray of
Texas; brother Kevin Tinder of
Tipton; grandchildren Andrew
Thames, Cheyenne and Sierra
McGee and Eric and Catherine
The funeral service was held
on Saturday, February 10 at
his church with pastors Fred
Raulerson and Eddie Griffis
officiating. Interment followed
in North Prong Cemetery. The
arrangements were under the
direction of V. Todd Ferreira
Funeral Services.

William Clayton,
resident of Lawtey
William H. Clayton, 86, died
Sunday, February 11, 2007.
He was born on September 28,
1920 in Lewisville, North Caro-
lina and resided in Lawtey the
past 50 years. Mr. Clayton was
a veteran in the United States
Army and served faithfully
during WW II. He retired after
many years as an iron worker
and afterwards enjoyed farming,
raising daylilies and tending to
his cattle. A good husband, lov-
ing father and grandfather, he
has gone to meet his Savior Mr.
Clayton is predeceased by his
wife Bernice Griffis Clayton and
brother Charles T. Clayton.
Survivors include daughters
Gwen W. Widener .of Winston-
Salem, N.C. and Judy (J.W.)
Jones of Mocksville, N.C.;
grandchildren Michelle Men-
denhall, Steven Widener and
Jackie Jones; great-grandchild
Hope Mendenhall.
A graveside service will
be held Friday, February 16 at
11:00 a.m. at Woodlawn Ceme-
tery Macclenny. The family will
receive friends for visitation at
the funeral home Thursday, Feb-
ruary 15 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, dona-
tions may be made to the Baker
County Council on Aging, 101
E. Macclenny Ave., in honor of
Mr. William Clayton. Arrange-
ments are under the direction
of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Ser-

Mr Joe' Garmon

dies February 3rd
Joseph E. Garmon "Mr. Joe,"
83, died at home in Jacksonville
on February 3, 2007. Original-
ly from Kentucky, he lived in
for several "
years and
breakfast .
at Connie's ,
Kitchen \ !
most morn-
ings. He is ..
predeceased "'.iP
by his wife, .' ;.
Magdaline ~. ;. & .
Sexton Gar- .. ,
on. Mr. Garmon
Joe was
always proud of his five children
and their accomplishments. The
latter part of his life was spent
with his daughter Dr. Kristi As-
ton, her husband Jamie Dickson,
and his grandson Brian Aston.
His son Rick Garmon lived in
Jacksonville. His other children,
Sanda Davis, Joel Garmon and
P.K. Weiss, along with grand-
daughter Tami Hawk, were able
to assist in his care when he most
needed them. With 12 grandchil-
dren and 4 great-grandchildren,
he will be greatly missed.
Arrangements were under the
direction of Town & Country
Funeral Home, Jacksonville.

George Perich

dies February 7th
George Perich, Jr, 91, of
Bethel Park, Pa. died Wednes-
day, February 7, 2007 in Jack-
sonville. He was born January
21, 1916 in Pittsburgh to the late
George and Dorothy (Mamula)
Perich. George Jr. and his wife
ran Perich Business Service, a
company he operated until June
2006. He was twice president of
Bethel Park Lions Club and an
active member of the Holy Trin-
ity Serbian Orthodox Cathedral,
Whitehall. He is preceded in
death by his beloved wife, An-
toinette "Toni" Perich; daughter
Patty Lou Perich; sister Mildred
Knowlan and brother Nicholas
"Jack" Perich.
Survivors include his son
Gregory G. (Sarah) Perich;
grandchildren Avery and Erica;
great-granddaughter Ariana, all
of Macclenny; sister Nell Spo-
erlein of Pittsburgh; numerous
nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was held
on February 12, 2007 at Holy
Trinity Serbian Orthodox Ca-
thedral. Entombment followed
at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.
Local arrangements were under
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Kelly Vanderpool

dies on January 31
Kelly Wanette Vanderpool,
37, of Glen St. Mary died at
her home on Wednesday, Janu-
ary 31, 2007. She was born in
Nashville, Tenn. on December
17, 1969 and moved to Baker
County in 1995: Kelly attend-
ed the First Baptist Church of
Sanderson. She is predeceased
by her sister Shirley Renee Van-
Survivors include her father
Eddie Vanderpool of Nashville;
mother Mary Edith Scott of Co-
lumbia, Tenn; the father of her
children Jonathan Curtis Irvin of
Nashville; her children's stepfa-
ther Sal Varvaro of Sanderson;
children Terry Scott Vanderpool,
Amy Renee Irvin, Mary Ann
Vanderpool and Thomas Lee Ir-
vin, all of Sanderson and Jona-
than Curtis Irvin of Nashville;
brothers Brian Keith Vander-
pool of Fla. and Eddie Charles
Vanderpool of Nashville; niece
Heather Nicole Kelley and great-
niece Kaylin Renee Kelley.
A local funeral service was
held February 2, 2007 in the
chapel at Ferreira Funeral Ser-
vices with Pastor Rick Voorhees
officiating. Graveside service
was held in Blowing Spring
Cemetery, Maury County, Tenn.
on February 5.

In Loving Memory
of my Granny
Marzell Williams
The Lord saw you getting tired
And a cure was not to be
So He put His arms around you
And whispered, "Come with me."
With tearful eyes, we watched you suf-
fer and saw you fade away.
Although we loved you dearly
We could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating
A beautiful smile at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove
He only takes the best.
It's lonesome here without you
We miss you so each day,
Our lives aren't the same
Since you went away.
When days are sad and lonely
And everything goes wrong
We seem to hear you whisper,
"Cheer up and carry on."
Each time we see your picture
You seem to smile and say
"Don't cry, I'm in God's keeping,
We'll meet again-someday."
Gracey Faith Crews
When I get to Heaven
What a wonderful day it will be
To see my darling baby
Who passed away before me.
Tofinally see my child
And look into her eyes of blue,
I think of only what could have been
If given the chance to have known you.
I'll finally get to meet you
And see your smiling face,
The angels will have you dressed
So beautifully in your lace.
God had his reasons
For taking you from me,
I know that someday soon
I will surely see.
When I get to heaven
I can hardly wait,
I know that you'll be waiting
Right by Heaven's gate.


St. Marys River

clean-up date
Make plans to participate
in the annual St. Marys River
Clean Up on Saturday, March
17. Volunteers are sought-from
Baker and three other counties in
Florida and Georgia with banks
-long the scenic river that forms
the '-order between the states.
Lv' al organizations and clubs
are -'rged to use the clean-up as a
g'oup activity.
Call Dean at 904-879-3498 or
Keep Nassau Beautiful at 548-
0162 for more details.
Other counties include Nas-
sau in Florida, and Charlton and

Camden counties in Georgia.

Brunch March 24th
First Baptist Church of
Glen will have a Ladies Spring
Brunch on Saturday, March. 24
from 9:00 am-noon. Tickets are
$5. The guest speaker for this
event will be Pam Tebow. We
will be celebrating our past,
present and future. Come ready
to chat, eat, laugh and enjoy the
words of Mrs. Tebow.
To purchase tickets or for
more information, please call
the church office at 259-6977.

Johnny Tubberville,

44, ofSanderson
Johnny Allen Tubberville, 44,
of Sanderson died peacefully on
February 7, 2007 surrounded
by his family and friends. Mr.
Tubberville was born on March
11, 1962 in Jacksonville and
resided in Macclenny all of his
was a
of Dinkins :
Methodist .
He enjoyed
playing his s
guitar, sing-
ing classical M Tubberville
music. He
was a family man who enjoyed
serving. the Lord at Dinkins
Church. He is preceded in
death by his mother Melverina
Addison and daughter Melinda
Survivors include his wife
of 27 years, Marit Tubberville;
children Crystal (Scott) Gregory
of Macclenny, Johnny (Malissa)
Tubberville of Glen St. Mary,
Tabby, Amy, Brandon and
Nathaniel Tubberville, Dana and
Pam Johns, all of Sanderson;
grandchildren Myrcia, Andrew
and Peyton; brothers and sisters
Billy (Debbie) Tubberville of
Jacksonville, Pam (Jim) Devine
of Minn., Darrell Tubberville
of Sanderson, Kay (Dean) and
Tina (Jared), both of Orlando
and father Bill Tubberville of
The funeral service was held
Tuesday, February 13,2007 with
pastors Ernie Terrell and Eddie
Sanders officiating. Interment
followed in Swift Creek Cem-
etery. The arrangements were
under the direction of V. Todd
Ferreira Funeral Services.
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday February 15, 2007 Page 9

Learning to listen well a key element of

improving communication, relationships

By Heather M. Futch
Family-Consumer Service Agent
Baker County Extension Service
Committed couples care about
the quality of their relationship
and realize communication is
important in improving their
relationship. Parents who have
healthy relationships with their
children also communicate that
to their children.
Communication is the key
to a strong, healthy relationship
and allows partners and families
to feel love and caring. Effective
communication requires practice
of the skills of listening and ex-
pressing thoughts and feelings.
Communication is much more
than talking; it is what you say,
how you say it, why you say it
and even what you don't say.
A key part to communication
is listening. How exactly is it that
you listen to someone rather than
just hear them speaking? You en-
courage them to talk about what
is important to them. It's. easy
to be careless or sloppy about
really listening. You may think
you know what the other person
means and you may pretend to
listen while you do something
To break the habit of not lis-
tening carefully, you must forget
about what you are going to say.
Avoid judging and making com-
parisons and simply sit silently.
Really listen to what the other
person has to say when someone
is speaking to you. Improving
communication by simply listen-
ing can prove to be a relationship
The other key part to commu-
nication is speaking. The speaker
who uses negative words, phras-

Macclenny Rehab aiviy staffreated to lunch
Yvonne Type (2nd from right), the activities director at Macclenny Nursing and Re-
hab Center, took her three-member staff to lunch earlier this month to celebrate
Activity Professionals Week (this year's theme: "I Make a Difference"). Pictured
with her are (from left) Cherry Wilson, Stephanie Smallwood and Christina Reneau.

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es, and body language often sets
up misinterpretations and dis-
courages good communication.
The speaker who uses positive
(or neutral) words, phrases, and
body language encourages open
and attentive listeners because of
their ease of communication.
You may think that your part-
ner or family member knows
your needs, feelings, and opin-
ions without your saying them
aloud. All too often, that's not the
way it is. The habit of expecting
someone to read your mind can
result in hurt, disappointment
and misunderstandings. Do you
want to avoid this common com-
munication mistake? It's simple:
State your thoughts as clearly,
honestly, and positively as you
An effective way to talk to
others is through "I" messages.
These describe your feelings
and tell how you are affected
by someone else's behavior. "I"
messages can express emotions
in a way that is not threatening
and focuses on the speaker's
feelings. "I" messages are dif-
ferent from a "you" message,
which blame and judge the other
"You" messages often trigger-
defensiveness or hostility in the
partner and tend to increase con-
flict. Think about how you feel
when you hear "You always..."
"I" messages contain three main
parts: a statement about the
speaker's feelings, a statement
about what the other person did
or said, and the reason for the
speaker's feelings.
Effective communication
isn't easy. Teaching yourself and
learning new communication
skills takes patience and prac-
tice. Taking the time to talk is
important. A few minutes spent
just talking about your day can
even be a relief from stress. Be
sure to save difficult or problem-

SSanderson '
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 r

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
SJohn L. Hay, Jr., Pastor

solving discussions for times
when you and those around you
are not tired or already stressed.
You will find many ways to open
the door for communication if
you are sensitive to others.
Taking the time to listen keeps
the lines of communication open.
So this month when you are
spending time with those dear
to you, remember to improve
your relationships -by improving
your communication. For more

information, please contact the
Baker County Extension Office
at (904)259-3520.

Every Monday 8:00 pm
Macclenny Church of Christ
5th and Minnesota
Open to friends &r
family members ofalcoholics.

Notice of Public Hearing
Notice is hereby given that the proposed ordinance whose title here-
inafter appears will be brought up for public hearing on Tuesday,
February 20, 2007 at 7:00 pm, at the Town Hall of Glen St. Mary,
10046 North Glen Avenue, Glen St. Mary, Florida 32040. Copies
of said ordinance may be inspected by any member of the public at
the Town Hall, address stated above. On the date above mentioned,
all interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to this
proposed ordinance, which is titled as follows:
Ordinance No. 2007-01
An ordinance of the Town of Glen St. Mary amending
original Ordinance No. 2005-02. Summary of changes:
1) Replace Section 5 completely. This will increase
leasee security deposit to $100.
2) Change connection to capacity in title of Sections 6
and 7.
3) Added new paragraph to Section 11 for possible fine
and abandonment if disconnected from town water
and reconnected to private well.
4) Section 18 (1) Disconnect notices mailed on 16th
of the month rather than the 20th. (2) Reconnect fee
from $10 to $20 during business hours. (3) Recon-
nect.fee from $20 to $40 after business hours.
5) Added new paragraph to Section 18 Customer may
be required to pay the new higher security deposit if
6) Section 22 Scratched residential from wording
requiring each separate unit to have its own separate
town meter.
Persons are advised if they decide to appeal any decision made in
this meeting/hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings,
and for such purpose, they may need to ensure a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Any person with a disability requiring reasonable accommodation
in order to participate in this meeting should call (904) 259-3777
or fax a written request to (904) 259-5464. If you are hearing
impaired and require the services of an interpreter, please call at
least one week prior to the meeting and the Town will arrange to
provide that service, for you., ..


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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
Boulevard, #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 required
to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any,
to it on Douglas C. Zahm, P.A., Plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose address is 18830 U.S. Highway 19
North, Suite 300, Clearwater, 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

Project: The Town has a 6' chain link fence
129' long. The chain link fencing needs to be
replaced. The poles and hardware are already
in place.
Bids may be dropped off at Town Hall at 10046
N. Glen Avenue or mailed to P.O. Box 519,
Glen St. Mary, FL 32040.
Deadline for receiving bids will be: March 1,
2007 at 10:00 am.

The quarterly meeting of the Baker County
Mitigation Strategy Committee will take place
at 10:00 am on Wednesday, March 7, 2007, at
the Baker County Administration Building, 55
N. 3rd St., Macclenny, Florida. All interested
parties are invited to attend.
Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing
will be held on Wednesday, 4th of April, 2007
at 6:00 pm for comment on the Baker County
Housing Assistance Program's FY2007
Agency Plan Annual Update as required by
the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development. The FY2007 Agency Plan
Annual Update will be available for review
over the next 45 days at the Program's cen-
tral office located at: 402 S. Stansell Avenue,
Macclenny, Florida 32063.
The Public Hearing will also be held at this
location. Any person wishing to comment on
the Program's Agency Plan may file his or
her comments in writing with the Executive
Director of the Housing Authority at the
address above no later than 5 pm, April 4th
or may attend the Public Hearing being held
at the central office. All comments will be con-
sidered in preparing the final plan before sub-
mittal to the U.S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development.
Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing
will be held on Wednesday, 4th of April,
2007 at 6:00 pm for comment on the
Macclenny Housing Authority's FY2007
Agency Plan Annual Update as required by
the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development. 'The FY2007 Agency Plan
Annual Update will be available for review
over the next 45 days at the Program's cen-
tral office located at: 402 S. Stansell Avenue,
Macclenny, Florida 32063.
The Public Hearing will also be held at this
location. Any person wishing to comment on
the Authority's Agency Plan may file his or
her comments in writing with the Executive
Director of the Housing Authority at the
address above no later than 5 pm, April 4th
or may attend the Public Hearing being held
at the central office. All comments will be con-
sidered in preparing the final plan before sub-
mittal to the U.S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development.

Don't go it alone

The Baker County

Cancer Support Group

First Thursday of month
7:00 pm

Baker County
Health Department

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:oo pm
and the fourth Saturday of every month 9:oo am -12:00 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"

1 he Road to Calvanj I
Corner of Madison & Stoddard
Glen St. Mary
PastorAommy Anderson
Phone: 904-259-2213
Sunday School: ......... 10:00 a.m,
Sunday Morning Service A 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service ... 6:00 pm.
Wednesday Night ......... 7:30 pm.

THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday February 15, 2007 Page 10

Couple to wedJune 16th
Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Wilcox
Sr. of Macclenny and Mr. and
Mrs. Ricky Grant of Jackson-
ville are pleased to announce the
engagement of their children,
Brianna Wilcox of Baldwin and
Ricky Grant of Jacksonville.
The wedding is set for June


Rylee Ann Yarborough
Born February 1
Ryan and Kelly Yarborough of
Orlando are pleased to announce
the birth of daughter Rylee Ann
on February 1, 2007 at Winnie
Palmer Hospital. She weighed 8
pounds, 4 ounces.
*-.randparents-'are Mike-,and-
Ann Yarborough of Macclenny
and Pam and Bill Fletcher of
Merritt Island. Her great-grand-
mother is Marjorie Sharp of
Daytona Beach.

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Allison Paige Weeks
Sister born Dec. 14
Abigail Weeks would like
to announce the birth of her
sister, Allison Paige Weeks.
She was born at 8:47 am on
December 14, 2006, weigh-
ing 8 lbs. and 5 oz. and mea-
suring 19 inches, long.
Proud parents are Mark
and Cherelle Weeks of De-
Funiak Springs, Fla. Grand-
parents are Garlon and
Griselda Weeks of DeFuni-
ak Springs, Fla. and Preston
and the late Betty Cannady
of Macclenny, Fla.

Future Now
Future Now, along with Fel-
lowship of Christian Athletes
and local churches, will be
coming to BCMS on March 19
and BCHS on March 21 and
will be presented to the public
also on March 21 at 7:00 pm at
the BCHS Gym. This event is
free and open to everyone.
Baker County students who
attend the morning assemblies
will be eligible to win an Ipod
and Xbox 360 in a raffle at the
night event.
Future Now is a high-energy
school assembly program that
utilizes a state-of-the-art, mul-
timedia presentation of heart
pounding live music, dramatic
skits and personal testimonies
to inspire youth. Future Now
confronts young people with the
reality that the choices we make
today will determine our futures.
Every assembly encourag-
es youth to make bold, qual-
ity choices in life and avoid the
pitfalls of drugs, alcohol and
premarital sex.
If you or your church is in-
teresting in volunteering for the
night event, there will a pre-
liminary meeting on February
20 at 7:00 pm at the BCHS
Auditorium. For more informa-
tion, you can visit our website
at www.futurenow.us or call our
offices at 229-245-9499 and ask
for Brinson Barker or D.J. Stan-


prep sessions
The Baker County Middle
School will be conducting two
Saturday review sessions to
help students prepare for the
upcoming FCAT. The help ses-
sions will be offered Saturday,
February -17 for math. This ses-
Ssion 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.
Democrats meet

on February 20th
The Democratic Party of
Baker County will hold its next
monthly meeting on February
20, 2007 at the home of Anita
Gerson at 152 College Street in
Macclenny. Look for signs at the
corner of College and McIver
Streets. Use either entrance.
Anyone interested in working
with the Democratic Party is en-
couraged to attend.

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Thanks again andagain
The Heart to Heart Valentine
banquet was a huge success. We
couldn't have done it without
the businesses, organizations &
individuals who attended and
donated for the silent auction.
Thanks again & again for your


DISTRICT WIDE: School Holiday
DISTRICT WIDE: School Board mtg 6:30
pm. BCHS: Senior mtg during FCAT,
Aud. Fastpitch @ Hilliard 6:00 pm. JV
baseball (H) 4:00 pm. Pk/K: Kindergarten
Readdiness Orientation 6:00 pm.
BCHS: Fastpitch @ Paxon 6:00 pm,
Baseball vs. Ridgeview (H) 6:00 pm.
JV baseball (H) 4:00 pm. WES: Family
Reading night 4:00-8:00 pm.
BCHS: Fastpitch (H) 6:00 pm.

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for the week of
February 19-23
MONDAY: Holiday
TUESDAY: Sausage biscuit, fruit
juice and milk.
WEDNESDAY: Cereal with
whole wheat toast, fruit juice and
THURSDAY: Pancake and sau-
sage, fruit juice and milk.
FRIDAY: Scrambled egg w/whole
wheat toast, fruit juice and milk.
Cold lunch plate or chef salad with
wheat roll or crackers, and dessert
(when offered) OR
MONDAY: Holiday
TUESDAY: Shepherd's pie w/
homemade wheat roll or turkey ham
and cheese on bun, whipped potatoes,
green peas, chilled fruit choice and
WEDNESDAY: Oven baked
chicken or beef nuggets, both offered
w/steamed rice, tossed salad, steamed
cabbage, chilled fruit .choice and
THURSDAY: BBQ ribbette w/
macaroni and cheese or lasagna, gar-
den tossed salad, seasoned-mixed veg-
etables, cinnamon apple slices, home-
made wheat roll, cookie and milk.
FRIDAY: Beefy vegetable soup
w/grill cheese sandwich or glazed
ham slice w/wheat roll, turnip greens,
potato rounds, chilled fruit choice,
slice of homemade cake and milk.

GOP meeting
The monthly meeting of the
Baker County Republican Party,
will be held at 7:00 pm on Thurs-
day, February 22 at the party
headquarters on College St. in
Party members are encour-
aged to attend. Call Jolene Mar-
shall for further details at 259-


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Extension conducts workshop on containergardens
The Baker County extension office was the site of a container gardening workshop on Wednesday, February 7. Newly hired county
extension horticulture agent Barbara Smith and Doris Klemm, owner of Harmony Gardens Nursery in Gainesville which also
donated the cold-hardy flowers and foliage, jointly conducted the workshop that was attended by eight local master gardeners.
The container gardens include cordyline, delphiniums, and panolla, a cross between pansies and viollas. Ms. Smith invites the
public to stop by and see the master gardeners' handiwork that flanks the entrance to the extension office at the ag center on US
90 in west Macclenny. Pictured above (from left) are participants Earl Hodges, Faye Davis, Barbara Hodges, Joyce Thrift, Cindy
Jenkins, Pat Collier, Doris Klemm and Barbara Smith; not pictured, Mary Pregler.




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Basic skills testing
The Test for Adult Basic Ed-
ucation (T.A.B.E.) will be given
on Friday, February 23, 2007 at
9:00 am at the Family Service
Center adjacent to Keller Inter-
mediate School. The testing fee
is $15 and you need to bring the
exact amount. Registration be-
gins promptly at 9:00. Those ar-
riving late will not be admitted.
For more information, call
259-4110 or 259-0403.

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GOP women raise money for

cancer at'Heart to Heart' fete

Press Staff
A banquet with a Valentine's
day theme was the highlight of
the second annual fund raiser
held by the Republican Women
of Baker County to benefit The
American Cancer
Society February 10.
240 tickets were sold .
and proceeds from ,N." ,.
the event, locally ." "-
called the "Heart to '
Heart" banquet, are"
donated to Relay for
Life, the American
Cancer Society's sig-
nature fund raising
event. Relay for Life
promotes communi-
ty cancer awareness,
advocacy and cancer
control activities.
The 'banquet was
held at the Ag Center
and featured a spirit-
ed and humorous live
auction conducted by
State Representative
Aaron Bean. The
highlight of the live
auction was a foot-
ball signed by Jack-
sonville Jaguar Josh Representati
Scobee and a huge Josh Scobee.
gift basket of Mary
Kay cosmetics and
beauty items valued at $400.
A silent auction was also in
progress for most of the evening
featuring 64 donated items such
as an RCA 20" TruFlat Televi-
sion, a certificate for dinner to
Epping Forest Yacht Club in
Jacksonville, a 26-piece road-
side service kit and potted trees
and plants from local nurseries.
There were also door prizes.
The 28 banquet tables were
sponsored by private and corpo-
rate parties, with each sponsor
responsible for setting up and
decorating in a holiday Valen-
tine theme.
Red, pink and white paper,
fabric, foil, hearts and flowers
dominated tAdecOr and,,each

table was elegantly dressed with
china and candles. One sponsor
set up a table-side fondue pot
and treated guests to strawber-
ries dipped in chocolate.
While (Gentleman) Josie Da-
vis provided background music,

of hard work and dedication to
local support of the American
Cancer Society.
Representative Bean spoke
movingly about cancer and its
devastating impact on victims,
family and friends.


ve Aaron Bean had fin auctioning a football signed by the Jacksonville Jaguar kicker

attendees dined on chicken and
pork with salad, rolls, rice, po-
tatoes, string beans and iced tea.
Food for the evening's meal was
donated by Connie's Kitchen,
Glen Baptist Church, Wal-Mart
Distribution Center, Burger
King, Ronie's Food and the Re-
publican Women.
Desserts were donated by
Nancy Armentrout, Sylvia
Brown, Jeanette Connor and
Wal-Mart Distribution Center.
The Steel Magnolia Award,
given by the Republican Women,
was awarded to Laviece Small-
wood for outstanding commu-
nity and civic support.
Geneva Rhoden was also rec-
ognized for her past contribution

He referred to cancer as a
battle that affects everyone in
society in some way and urged
banquet participants to "live
your life well and actively fight
the cancer battle."
Some statistics Rep. Bean
Up to 1500 people die every
day in the United States from
cancer, the main cause of death
second only to heart disease.
Progress is being made. In
77% of new diagnoses in people
over age 55, cancer can be suc-
cessfully treated or prevented
through early detection.
With early detection, cancer
survival rate five years ago was.
55%. Today that rate is 77%.

THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday February 15, 2007 Page 11

Jennifer Givens Amber White

Jennifer Givens wins spelling bee
Jennifer Givens, left, a fifth grader at Keller Intermediate School, won the Baker
County school district spelling bee for 2007 held January 17 at the Family Service
Center. Students in fifth through eighth grades compete annually to qualify for the
regional level in the contest sponsored by The Florida Times Union. Miss Givens is
from Margaretta and credits her mom with helping her study for the contest. Keller
Teacher Tamara Katsacos coordinated the event with Judie Johnson and Flo Hol-
loway serving as judges. Amber White of Olustee (right), a student at Baker County
Middle School, was the first runner up.


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Two superiors,
seven excellent
for BCMS band
Two members of the Baker
County Middle School band
scored superior ratings and an-
other seven excellent ratings at
a prepared solo competition held
February 10 at Mebane Middle
School in Alachua County.
The top ratings were given
Kaylee Morris for flute and Alex
McKenzie for trumpet.
Excellent ratings: Stormi
Clouse and Breanna Hembree,
clarinet; Leon Evans and Daniel
King, alto sax; Brooke Smith,
Colton Butcher and Dalton
Combs, snare drum.
The band is directed by W.D.
The students will hold a com-
bined yard sale-bake sale on
March 31 behind the band room
on South Boulevard. It runs from
8:00 am-1:00 pm.
You can donate items by call-
ing 335-0996 or e-mail at WD-
Soil & Water meeting
The Baker Soil and Water.
Conservation District Board will
meet on Tuesday, February 20 at
Connie's Kitchen from 12:00-
1:00 pm. The public is invited to

Custom Printing
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Kyle Kennedy looks for a pass as Tyler Thomas and Nate Strachen try to get open.
Photo by Spencer Gerard

Santa Fe douses Cats'

hopes for the regionals

The Baker High Wildcats claw its way back into the game
advanced to the second round through fouls, but Paige hit 9 of
of the district tournament after 10 attempts and Thorne Crowley
beating Suwannee County 67-55 went 6 of 7 from the line as the
in the opening game February 6. game wound down.
However they came up against a Paige led all scorers; Crowley
tough Santa Fe squad that hand- added 13, Ike Parker 11 and Nate
ed them a 68-61 loss in the semi- Strachen 9 points.
finals on Friday night and capped The Wildcats didn't fare as
the 2007 season, well against. Santa Fe. They
The Wildcats overcame a slow played the Raiders almost basket
start when they trailed Suwannee for basket except for a 19-11 run
County in the early going. Nei- in favor of Alachua that sealed
their team opened at a blistering the game.
pace, and the Cats trailed 9-8 at BCHS and Alachua Santa Fe
the end of the first period. were dead even at the end of the
Then Delano Paige got red first period, but the Raiders had
hot. Paige, who has found his the edge in shooting in the sec-
shooting touch in the later part ond and it proved decisive. From
of the season, exploded for 30 then on, the Wildcats were able
points that night at Ridgeview. to stay close with the Raiders,
He was scoreless in the first peri- but they couldn't make up the
od, but in the second he hit for 9 difference and found themselves
of the team's 20 points. The Cats going home early from the tour-
went into the intermission with a -nament.
28-23 edge. Crowley led- the way with
Suwannee couldn't overcome 18 points, three of which were
the deficit or slow down Paige,. 3 pointers. Kyle Kennedy hit 5
who kept up his strong scoring three pointers and a free throw-to
with 10 of the Wildcats' 18 third finish with 16 points. Paige had
period points. Suwannee tried to 11 points and Tyler Thomas 8.




Four wildcat wresders qualify for state meet in Lakeland
It was a big weekend for the Wildcat wrestling team as itfinished 5th out of 31 teams in the regional tournament and qualified four
grapplers for the state tournament. Eleven wrestlers had qualified for the regionals at Palm Coast. None of the Wildcat wrestlers
out and out won the regionalfinals, but Blake Yarbrough captured a second place medal and advanced to state. Josh Trippett placed
third and also advanced. Josh Hodges and Timmy Mason both placed 4th and won berths to the state tournament this weekend at
the Lakeland Civic Center. Pictured above (back row) are Coach Blair and assistant Jonathan Preston; (front) wrestlers Yarbrough,
Hodges, Trippett and Mason.

Cat baseball out of the gate running

with Classic wins over St. Joe, Paxon

The Wildcat baseball team
won the Baker County Diamond
Classic Tournament this week-
end with resounding wins over
St. Joseph's and Paxon. The de-
fending district kingpins routed
St. Joe's 14-0 on Thursday and
beat Paxon 9-4 on Friday.
The Wildcats got strong pitch-
ing from three hurlers. Coach
John Staples' team went ahead
quickly enough that he could give
most of his starters work. Dustin
Rowe pitched two innings of
no-hit ball before giving way to
Ridge Sweat. Sweat pitched two
innings of two-hit ball before be-
ing replaced by -Kenny Miller.
The side arm hurler struck out
the side in one inning of relief.
Adam Lewis had three hits
and 4 RBIs to lead the Cats. He
also tripled in the first inning to
ignite the offense. Kendall Hand
tripled in the fourth and Rob
Kirkland, Jonathon Nix and Ja-
marr Farmer all had hits. Farmer
stole five bases from his leadoff
The Cats leapt out to a 3-0 lead
against the Paxon Eagles on a two
run RBI double by Kirk'High in
Ihe third ilniniig Jafl llVRodgers
started and didn't allow a hit in
three innings of work. Rodgers

struck out five and walked only
one in his time on the mound.
Paxon battled back to tie the
* game in the fifth inning, but
Miller came in to shut the Eagles
down and the Wildcats exploded
for six runs in the sixth inning to
put the game out of reach. Kirk
High, Kirkland, and Adam Lew-
is each had a pair of hits. Chad
Schroeer, Travis Tylson and
Farmer all added a hit.
"We came out and beat two
teams we should have beat," said
Staples, adding that there is some
good competition for starting po-
sitions this early in the season.
"The older guys are getting
it done right now but they have
some young guys breathing down
their necks for playing time. This
competition puts pressure on
guys to perform and that's what
we want to create early in the
year," said Staples.
Staples added that pressure on
the practice field can only mean
good things on the playing field.
He has been pleased with the
early season form of his pitchers
and singled out Adam Lewis and
li'gh Il'i-ihting ppioues, ""
l"The Wildcats open the regu-
lar season against two powerful

opponents. They will take on
Columbia High and Femandina
Beach at home Thursday and
Friday at 6 pm. CHS is packed,
with one of their most talented
teams ever, and Fernandina beat
the Wildcats twice last season.
The Cats are primed for some
sweet revenge.
"These kids are district
champs and an exciting bunch
to watch," said Staples. "In order
to be the man, you gotta beat the
man. These opening games will
be a real yardstick for the Wild-

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Boys' tennis blown offcourt

The BCHS boys' tennis team
played host to Orange Park High
School on Monday to open the
tennis season. Orange Park
shocked BCHS by shutting them
out 0-8 to the chagrin of Coach
Chris Armoreda.
"The result was not what we
expected," said Armoreda. "All
of the players were very ner-
vous and it took them several
games to get it together. By the
time they settled down, the boys
started to play better. Four of the

seven players played the first
singles matches of their tennis
careers. There were flashes of
brilliance on the court, but there
is a lot of work to do on the prac-
tice court."
Number 1 seed Micah Cran-
ford lost 3-8 and number two
seed Lew Boyette lost 2-8. Jason
Roberts lost 1-8 in the number
three slot, and number four seed
Spencer Norman-Gerard fell 5-
8 in a tight match. Number five
seed Matt Davis lost 0-8, as did

number six seed BJ Cornn.
In doubles, Cranford and
Roberts lost 2-8. The highlight of
the afternoon was a tight number
two doubles match. Boyette and
Gerard lost 7-9 in a match that
could have gone either way.
"Lew Boyette and Dylan
Gerard played an exceptional
doubles match," said Armoreda.
"Even though the result was not
in their favor, they showed great
teamwork and this could be a
start of something good."

Softballopens with twin losses

The BCHS Lady Wildcat
fast pitch softball team got off
to a rocky start the past week as
they lost to Columbia High and
Baldwin in the start of the regu-
lar season. They hope to rebound
this week when the girls travel to
Yulee and Lake Butler on Thurs-
day and Friday.
Columbia High jumped out
to a 6-0 edge before beating the
Cats 7-3 on Tuesday at the soft-
ball complex. Errors told the tale
of this game. The Tigers had one
and Baker had seven. The Wild-
cat errors couldn't have come at
a worse time. It seemed that most
of the gaffs occurred when the
Tigers were in scoring position.
BCHS gave up a pair of runs
in the first and the fourth inning
and single runs in the second,
third, and sixth. The bright spots
were the hitting of Caitlin Griffis
and Kristen Wilkinson. Both
girls went 2 for 3 with doubles
and Griffis cracked a home run.
Wilkinson had 2 RBIs and Griffis
1 on the night.
Tiffany Smith was on the
mound for BCHS.
Baker County went down 5-
1 to the Baldwin Indians in an
away match on Friday and staged
a furious late inning rally before
falling 5-4. Errors at bad times
and unearned runs were again

a problem, though not nearly to
the degree of the CHS game.
Baker led early when Tiffany
Smith scored on a Jessi Nunn
single. But Baldwin jumped out
on top with three runs in the
third and two more in the fourth.
BCHS got a pair back when Ash-
ley Holton hit a two-run homer
in the top of the fifth. Their final

run came when Williams singled
and was batted home in the sev-
Holton was 2 for 2 with a
homer and Nunn was 2 for 4
against Baldwin. Wilkinson dou-
bled for the second time in two
games. Smith was on the mound
for BCHS.

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Hinson is the daughter of Di-
ana and Scott Hinson of Glen St.
Mary. She has been the team's
leading scorer the past two sea-
sons. She is a three-year starter
for the Wildcats and played for
the middle school Bobcats her
seventh and eighth grade years.
Hinson has hit 68 of 194 three
pointers attempted for a .351 av-
erage, and finished the season
with a 14 point per game aver-
age. Last season she was also a
hot long-range shooter, hitting
62 threes in 169 attempts.
"What's made a difference this
year is that she will drive to the
basket and play better defense,"
said Griffis. "This has opened up
more shots for her."
Griffis praises Hinson for her
determination. "She's been one
of my great pleasures to coach.
She's a good kid."
Hinson actually attempts
more three point baskets than
two point field goals, tossing up
114 and hitting on 44 of the two
She also does not let adversity
stand in her way.
"There was one game when I
started off with five or six straight
misses," said Hinson. "But I just
kept shooting like Coach Frank-
lin told me and pretty soon they
start to fall. I think I wound up
that game with seven three point-
She is the team's lone senior,
and will be sorely missed.



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meet standards of publication.

Oak double Captains bed with desk
and night stand, $600 OBO. 904-783-
8469. 2/1-22p
Vegi hotdog cart $1500. Call 259-
3747. 2/8-15p
Large golf bag & clubs, all for $75;
Brinkman roaster $40; Rototiller $75;
surveillance camera with VCR & attach-
ments, $100. 259-7033 leave message.
Baby crib set with chest and changing
table'with drawers, $350 OBO. 904-
783-8469. 2/1-22p
2003 Jayco pop-up camper with A/C,
i i-, ne, 3,700 P1BO.525-2432 ?, ]5p,-:
Mahogany secretary, beaut'lul piece,
excellent condition. Southern Charm
259-4140. 12/9tfc
Ford tractor, diesel, 2000, excellent
mechanical condition, $5000. 259-
7427. 2/15p
Bed, beautiful temp-pedic memory
foam mattress & boxsprings, new in
plastic, with warranty, retail $950, must
sell $379, can deliver. 904-858-9350.

Maytag Atlantis, heavy duty washer &
dryer, 1 years old, still under transfer-
able warranty, $450. 653-1403.
Good used appliances. 90 day money
back guarantee. 266-4717.7/13-3/29p
Compost. Call Bud Davis at 259-3547.
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. 1/1ltfc
Luxury queen pillowtop, in plastic,
$199. 904-398-5200. 11/2tfc
Utility building, X10, shingles, vinyl
siding, green on cream, wired, lighted,
window, U move, $900. 321-609-
0480. 2/15-3/14p
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.
1988 24 ft. travel trailer, great condi-
tion, $4300 OBO. 259-5342. 2/15p
3X24 ft., 29 gauge, metal roofing; 2x6,
44 ft., load bearing, trusses. 334-6695.
2003 Kaufman trailer, 30 ft., 9 ton,
gooseneck, $4000; 16 ft. tanden axle
lawn trailer, $700. 904-838-2648.
Solid wood cherry sleigh bed with mat-
tress & boxsprings, retail $950, sac-
rifice for $395, can deliver. 904-858-
9350. 11/2tfc

2004 Yamaha 350 ATV, red, very good
condition, low hours, $3000 OBO. 904-
724-0264. 2/15-22p
1986 Ford truck, for parts, $350; wash-
ing machine,.$50. Call 504-2620.2/15p
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
canvases, drawing pads and much
more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
Street, 259-3737. tfc
1995 12 ft. pop-up camper, heat/cold
a/c, lots of storage, sleeps 6, asking
$2800. For information, call 904-275-
2411. 2/15p
Prom dresses, sizes 14, 18 and 20;
red graduation gown. Call 259-9637 or
304-6792 ask for Jessica. 2/15p
Antique breakfront buffet, breakfront
china cabinet, buffet, all mahogany, can
be seen at Southern Charm. 259-4140.

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, V6, 4 door,
silver, around 49,000 miles on engine
and transmission, clean, $2500. 571-
0913. 2/15p
1978 Ford F100 custom, 6 cylinder, 4
speed with granny, good condition, tool
box, 33x12.50x15 tires, asking $1100.
259-8188. 2/15p
2003 Ford Ranger, automatic, V6,
31,000 miles, $9500. 904-655-0470.

Now accepting, antique furniture on
consignment. Pieces have to be in gido6a
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.

Happy Jack Mange Medicine promotes
healing and hairgrowth to any mange or
bare spot on any dogs and horses with-
out steroids. Glen Cash Store 259-2381
www.e-stitch.com. 2/15-3/8p
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
7 month old registered paint, female,
value $2500 asking $2000. 259-9066.
Three year old Rote/Lab mix, very
friendly, good with children and ani-
mals, loves to run and play. Please con-
tact Matt at 905-509-9085. 2/8-15p
Free. 4 month,old Boxer/Retriever mix,
to good home, has recent shots, likes to
play and catch ball. 259-5427. 2/15p
Valentine's Day gift Boxer puppies,
ready on February 14th, females $350,
males $300. 259-2419. 2/8-15p
Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $50 boarding fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc

Found: Boxer/Pit Bull, one blue eye,
male. Call 254-0307.
Found: Brown/tan small dog in Mac-
clenny. Call & identify 259-8542.

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advertising on subjects like work-at-home,
weight loss products, health products.
While the newspaper uses reasonable dis-
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truthfulness of claims. Respondents should
use caution and common sense before
sending any money or making other com-
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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
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
Infant/toddler & preschool teachers
wanted for a new child care center.
Responsibilities include planning and
implementing age-appropriate and
developmental activities. The 40 Hour
Childcare Training is required, CDA pre-
ferred. Salary is negotiable. Please send
resume to Catina Jones, 522 S: 7th St.,
Macclenny, FL. 32063 or call 259-2323
Monday-Friday 1:00-3:00. EOE. 2/15-
Part time female caregivers needed
7:00 am-7:00 pm or 7:00 pm-7:00 am
to care for 2 mentally disabled adult
females in Baker County. HS diploma or
GED required. CNA preferred or obtain
within 6:,ngnth Si,Fax, rp sune.-tp!04.;
259-4671 2 15-22L,
Emergency Services Coordinator.
Attention mental health service pro-
viders. Looking for advancement and
opportunityforgrowth? Master's degree
in a human service field with training in
mental health disorders, evaluations,
intervention techniques, crisis counsel-
ing and psychopharmacology. Licensed
mental health professional preferred.
Fax resume to 904-259-5187. 2/15c
Experienced painters needed. Must
have tools, benefits after 90 days. 259-
5877. 12/30tfc
Plumbers needed, only experienced
need apply. Dickie's Plumbing 653-
1136. 2/15-22c

S.. GESALE Friday 10:00 am-2:00 pm. 7722 Old Nursery
Road, 125 S. to Old Nursery Plantation, follow
: .ESl signs. Boys clothes 3T. girls 2T kitchen items.
.- Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 pm. 121 N. to 23C, left
: SA. EL on Reuben Crawford at deadend Furniture, tab-
rics, clothes and general home items. 5 families.
S Saturday 8:00 am-1:00 pm, 33' miles north
on 23A from US 90. Tree climbers, tools, tillers,
gas grill, boat motor, lots more.
Saturday 8:00 am-1:00 pm. Glen Cash Store on Hwy 90 in Glen
St. Mary. Namebrand clothes, miscellaneous items 259-2381.

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
Nail Tech needed at Leina's Hair
Mechanics. 259-8945. 2/15-22p
A Touch of Grass Lawn Service needs
experienced full time lawn maintenance
worker with valid Florida drivers license.
259-7335. 3/23tfc
Drivers: Co. CDL-A, excellent pay
& benefits! $3000 retention bohus!
More home time, paid holidays, vaca-
tion, medical & dental..404-436-0960
x22626. 2/15-22p
Building Products industry seeks an
ambitious, energetic, mechanically
included person for management train-
ee position. Prefer 2 year degree. We are
an EECC, drug free workplace. We offer
401k, health/dental/life insurance, paid
holidays and vacation. Apply at Gilman
Building Products, CR 218, Maxville,
FL. or fax resume to 904-289-7736.
Williams & Rowe Company, Inc. is
looking for experienced carpenters and
utility workers. Please call the office at
904-387-2333 for additional informa-
t:i* 2 3- 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.
com or call 205-988-9577. 2/1-22p
Immediate openings in Baldwin school
cafeteria, no nights or weekends, ben-
efits available. Please apply in person
at 2924 Knights Lane East building 5,
Jacksonville, FL 32216 Monday-Friday
8:00 am-4:00 pm. 2/15c

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Ri 799 S. 6th St., Ma
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
2 acres with 1404Lde in good condition.
3 BR, 2 BA split d I R 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.

Local home care agency looking for full
time/part time Physical Therapist and
Occupational Therapist. Contact Linda
at 259-3111. 5/25tfc
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

Help Wanted:

Dental Assistant

5 Yr. Experience


Fax Resume to:


Don't have
experience yet?
See the ad for
Jacksonville Dental
S 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
Juanlce Padgett Andrew P. Smith
Teresa Yarborough Shannon Jackson

cclenny ** 259-6555
Nearly new 2004
BA front deck on 1ii
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 comer
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 15, 2007 P

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. 2/15p
Baker County Family YMCA is looking for
front desk staff, part-time/full-time. Must
be a positive role model, possessing
and demonstrating the YMCA character
values that are honesty, respect, caring
and responsibility. Seeking qualified indi-
viduals to work at the member service
desk. Candidates must have an excellent
attitude and work ethic. Duties include,
but not limited to, answering phones,
greeting members in a timely manner,
tour preparation, enrolling new mem-
bers, providing accurate membership
information, registering program partici-
pants and staff training. To perform well
in this position, an individual needs to be
computer literate and able to be outgo-
ing and organized in a dynamic working
environment and handle members ques-
tions and concerns efficiently and accu-
rately. Candidate will also be responsible
for entering money for memberships,
renewals, day camp and financial assis-
tance in AS400; prepare deposits, daily
report, cancellations; send out guest,
tour, cancellation and new member let-
ters daily and manage supplies; other
general duties as assigned by member-
ship director. Contact Anna Lewis at 259-
0898 or email: alewis@firstcoastymca.
org. 2/15c
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA).
Northeast Florida State Hospital
(NEFSH), a Governor's Sterling Award
Recipient, in conjunction with Baker
County, is recruiting Certified Nursing
Assistants to staff a 20 bed, forensic
unit for individuals requiring skilled
care. These are county positions with
county benefits and salary will com-
mensurate with experience. You may
apply in person at NEFSH in Human
Resources, Administration Building #1,
7487 S. SR 121, Macclenny, FL 32063.
Contact Teresa Brown at 904-259-6211
ext.1128. 2/15c
Experienced grade operator using an
MTL. Ability to determine proper sloped
a grade levels for new construction.
Willing to maintain equipment, job
site cleanup and be a team player. Fax
resume to 275-3448 or call 275-2328
between 9:00 am-5:00 pm. 2/8-15p

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
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Notice to Readers
All real estate advertising in this newspaper is
subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes
it illegal to advertise "any preference, limita-
tion or discrimination based on race, color,
religion, sex, handicap, familiar status or
national origin, or an intention, to make any
such preference, limitation or discrimina-
tion." Familial status includes children under
the age of 18 living with parents or legal cus-
todians, pregnant women and people secur-
ing 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
Brick 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.
FSBO. Country living minutes from 1-10,
beautiful 1996 Homes of Merit 28x64,
1792 sf, 3 BR, 2 BA with fireplace, very
large kitchen with island, lots of cabinets
and counter space, includes side-by-
side refrigerator, dishwasher and electric
range, has garden tub, separate shower
and double sinks in master bath. Move
in condition on 3 acres, $134,500. 259-
5895. 2/15-22p

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
FSBO. 10 acres, several miles outside
of Glen, 1/10 mile off Hwy-90, nice prop-
erty, prime location, restricted to homes,
horses allowed, $135,000. 259-3878.
By owner. 3 BR, 2 BA brick home,
1700 sf on 10 acres in Taylor (Baker
County). More land available. Very
secluded, house remodeled December
2006.18x27 ft. vinyl room, beautiful live
oaks, property high & dry, shed, barn,
many extras. Community surrounded by
national forest, $295,000. 259-9599.
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
13 acre farm with extra pony business
income, 1850 sf home, 2 barns, large.
oak trees, ponds, includes farm equip-
ment and livestock, in Glen St. Mary,
$475,000. 259-2465. 2/15-22p
40 acres in Glen, owner financing avail-
able. Call 259-3747. 2/8-15p
10 acres in the country, homeplace,
high & dry, 2 mobile homes singlewide
and doublewide, large oaks, highway
frontage, hayfield, $199,900, will divide.
904-591-2916. 2/15p
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
1998 Fleetwood doublewide, 28x60 on
5 acres with pond, barn, shed, 2 wells,
many extras, $180,000. 904-339-2557.
1 acre lot +/-, 4630 North 40 Circle,
$49,500. 904-262-6752. 2/8-3/1 p
2.25 acres, high & dry, fish pond & com-
plete setup, ready to move on! Homes &
"mobile homes. Georgia Bend, 15 min-
utes to 1-10, $50,000, owner financing
or 10% cash discount. 912-843-8118.
5 acres by Sanderson Pipe with 2
mobile homes, excellent investment,
asking $145,000. 259-9066. 2/15-22p
Copper Creek. 1127 Copperfield Circle,
3 years old,,all brick, 4 BR,,3,BA, 2417
SF, 2 car garage, gas fireplace, security
and speaker systems thritghout, sur-
round sound, central vacuum, irrigation
systems, custom blinds and drapes,
$279,000. 259-9000. 2/15-22p
1.28 acre lot with well & septic off
Woodlawn Rd., $55,000. Please call
904-813-3091. 10/12tfc
FSBO. 2.34 acres, 3 BR, 1 BA partially
remodeled frame house, all fenced,
shed, $150,000 OBO. 259-3708 or 904-
226-6377. 2/15p
FSBO. Copper Creek Hills, Unit III, 2
large lot $65,000 each, 1 lot @ $55,000.
Please telephone 904-813-1580.1/25tfc
FSBO. 3 BR, 2 BA doublewide on 1 acre,
$85,000; 4 BR, 3 BA on 7 acres with
artisan well, $160,000. 904-591-2916.

2 BR, 2 BA mobile home in the country,
$600/month, $500 deposit. 275-2865 or
904-923-2191. 2/15c
3 BR, 2 BA on approximately 2 acres,
shed, CH/A, approximately 2000 sf,
$700/month, 1st, last & $400 deposit,
front & back porch. 259-7335 or 759-
3647. 2/15tfc
Mobile homes, 2 and 3 BR, A/C, no
pets, $500-$550 plus deposit. 904-860-
4604. 3/17tfc
Cypress Pointe, 3 BR, 2 BA, $1150/
month, 496 Islemoreda Drive S. Patricia
Turner, Realty Executives, 556-9586.

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3 BR, 2 BA doublewide CH/A, non-
smokers, no pets, $800/month, $600
deposit. References required 904-631-
8831. 2/15p
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home at Cozy Corners
Mobile Home Park, $550/month, 1st,
last and $300 deposit. 259-7335.
3 BR, 2 BA doublewide on private lot
located at 715 Eagle Drive. $650/month,
1st and last months rent plus $650
security deposit required to move in.
Call 259-7903 for information. 2/15p
New 3 BR, 2 BA house in Macclenny II,
no smoking, no pets. 904-673-2232.
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, no pets, gar-
bage pickup, sewer, water & lawn main-
tenance provided, $600/month, $600
deposit. 912-843-8118. 2/15tfc

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

2002 Fleetwood 16x72 singlewide, 3
BR, 2 BA, CH/A, DW, $25,000. Call 321-
609-0480, buymytrailerhome@yahoo.
com. 2'/15-3/14p




Apply in person
at Ronie's Food
US 90, Glen St. Mary


Oasis Staffing is seeking
experienced Loaders to work at
Michaels Distribution Center.
These are 2"" shift positions
working Mon-Fri from 3:15pm-
11:15 pm. Must have prior
experience in building pallets
and have the desire and ability
to meet production needs for
their main distribution center.
SE.'elleini o1p.1r:niitir, for these
temp-to-hire positions. Must
be able to. pass a criminal
background check and drug
screen and lift 50+ lbs. Pay
rate is $9.00/hr. and positions
are located on the Westside.
Interested candidates call
Jenni Jones at 421-2724 for
immediate consideration and a
possible interview.

Semi runs off

I-10 after hitting

wheel in the road
The driver of a tractor-trailer
escaped serious injury the eve-
ning of February 6 when his
rig ran off the eastbound south
shoulder of Interstate 10 west of
Glen St. Mary and into nearby
Kyle Tillery, 37, of Mesquite,
Texas told Trooper R. Conover
of the Florida Highway Patrol his
2006 Freightliner struck a rear
tandem wheel that rolled onto the
pavement from the median. The
wheel is believed to have come
from another semi-truck travel-
ing in the opposite direction. The
accident occurred at 8:45 and it
took until the next afternoon to
clear away the wreckage.
A relatively minor fuel spill
was contained that evening.



Every Monday at
8:00 pm
Macclenny Church of Christ
5th and Minnesota
Open to allfriends and
family members of alcoholics.

ifS^ N(IMlIIY eiithEr
Coordinator, Advising
and Student Development
This is a professional position
responsible for planning, organizing,
staffing, coordinating, reporting and
budgeting for the Office of Advising
and Student Development. Will conduct
student advising and lead the areas
of advising, dual enrollment, career
development, and multicultural student
programming. Master's degree in
student personnel or a closely related
field, and two years experience in
management/supervisory role. See
complete position details on College
web site. College application, resume
and copy of transcripts required.
Application available on the web at:
SSalary: Based on degree and
experience, plus benefits.
Application deadline:
March 2,2007
Human Resource Development
Lake City Community College
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone: (386) 7544314
Fax: (386) 754-4594
E-mail: boettcherg@lakecitycc.edu
LCCC is accredited by the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in
Education & Employment


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

ALL BRICK- 3BR/1BA on large city
lot, newer roof, fresh paint inside,
central heat/ac, fenced back yard w/
workshop. MLS#350781, $165,000

53 PICTURE PERFECT!- Fenced, cross
fenced, 2 ponds, electric, well, septic
sys, & phone lines. MLS#307155,

53 ACRE FARM In Glen St. Mary
setup w/ elec./well/septic/fenced &
2 ponds waiting for your finishing
touches. MLS#307155, $680,000

BEAUTIFUL HOME! Priced right,
lots of extras gas/wood fireplace,
finished patio, Irg bckyrd & finished
side entry. MLS#347301, $249,900

VACANT LAND 40 acres of land for
development south of Sanderson.
A great investment property.
MLS#329000, $600,000

IMMACULATE Full stucco w/many
upgrade 10'ceilings, open floor-plan,
large ceramic tile, stainless steel
appliances, & more! MLS#350217,

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

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

located in Hearthstone @ Oakleaf.
Features flat top range, dishwasher,
plantation blinds, fenced yard and more!
MLS#351472, $300,000

COUNTRY LAND 4.75 acres in beautiful
Old Nursery Plantation. Cleared & fenced.
Ready to build your home. MLS#333422,

Check it out..,


Responsible for implementing devel-
opmental courses and acting as cent-
ral resource for information about
program. Recruit, schedule and evaluate
developmental instructors.
Master's degree with 18 graduate hours
in English, Math, Reading, or Education,
plus three years developmental teaching,
including online and distance learning
classes. Salary: $45,000 annually plus
Application deadline: March 15,2007.
Teaching Assistant II, Computer Lab
213 Duty Days
Manage computer lab, supervise and
schedule work load for student assistants,
and assist student with computer
questions and assignments. Minimum
of 32 college semester hours in relevant
discipline, and two years as teaching
assistant or experience in related area.
Salary: $17,705.00 annually
plus benefits
Application deadline:
February 28,2007
College application & transcripts
Position details & application available
on the web at: www.lakecitycc edu
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@lakecitycc.edu
LCCC is accredited by the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education
& Employment

Stationery Invoices:
Business Cards .

Envelopes All Types of invtri ons :.'

110 South Fifth St. ..25923 :

CeOMMN 1Y Cott["t
168 Duty Days Tenured Track To Commence August 2007
Master's Degree with at least 18 graduate hours in discipline; Medical Doctorate; or
master's with 18 graduate hours in work centered on human Anatomy & Physiology.
Ability to also teach Biology, Physical Science, or other science related course
M ,ricr d gf:: :n BR .I .. o l M,.rct,,,,l.,-, al-, i atr i at 1i i;r d u.e hours in the
I.bject .ire (. rederr l ,i. I..- ah %n inarcm, and Ph', .-il:i :, Z:ool,. .nmd other Life
Sciences courses a plus.
Master's degree in Business with knowledge of office procedures, bookkeeping
process and applications, and skill in computer use and applications. Knowledge of
agribusiness as related to business & industry desired.
Requires Masters degree with minimum 18 graduate credit hours in field and teaching
experience. Ability to teach in additional fields (history, political science, geography,
math, etc.), desirable.
Master's Degree with at least 18 graduate hours in Mathematics prefix courses. Ability
to use graphing calculators and computers.
198 Duty Days Tenured Track
Teach turf equipment and shop management classes including mechanics, diagnostics,
welding and maintenance. AA/AS with five years full-time mechanic experience.
Bachelor's degree preferred. Teaching experience and/or turf equipment technician
experience desired.
Salary: Based on degree and experience, plus benefits
Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin March 15,2007
Persons interested should provide college application, vita, and photocopies of
transcripts. All foreign transcripts must be submitted with official translation and
Position details'and applications available on web at: www.akecitycc.edu
Human Resources
Lake City Community College
149 S.E. College Place
Lake City Fl 32025-2007
Phone (386) 754-4314; Fax (386) 754-4594; E-Mail: boettcherg@lakecitycc.edu
LCCC is accredited I, Ite (Commissmi o on Colleges of Ie Souhern Associtlion of Colleges and Schools. VPIADA/EAIEO College in
Education aild Hmiploymeint

Bryceville w/double wide mobile home,
concrete block work shop, home sold as is!
MLS#329232, $168,500

BAKER COUNTY 3 acres for mobile home
or build to suit in Sanderson. MLS#333770,

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

sq ft, screened rm w/ hot tub. Security
doors, new paint, refrig. a/c, brk drive,
fence & more! MLS#347055, $203,000

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

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

home with custom fence, crown
molding, large screen lanai, & jetted
tub. Many possibilities! MLS#315252,

"OCEAN OASIS"- 3BR/2BA private
home includes tile floors, updated
bathrooms, fresh paint, wood burning
fireplace & termite bonded. Call for
more! MLS#351386, $460,000

BAKER COUNTY- 7.5 acres private
shady lot.'Partially cleared w/paved
road frontage. Already split in two
parcels. MLS#312559, $138,000

WOW! Oversized Brian floor plan
shows like model. Mature oak trees
in front yard and fenced backyard.
All appliances stay! MLS#351457,

TI COlN,9t7IIn CttflBt
Assist the Banner Center Director
in defining needs and developing
programs to fulfill those needs.
Bachelor's degree in education or
workforce education and 3 years
professional experience, including
teaching & supervising, and experience
developing workforce curriculum
and programs. Knowledge of federal
& state funded programs. Must have
valid FL driver's license prior to
Salary: $35,000 annually, plus benefits
Application deadline: March 7, 2007
Assist the Banner Center Director
with secretarial tasks, administrative
duties, and interacting with industry
representatives. High school graduate
or equivalent with four years
secretarial or clerical experience.
Special consideration to applicants
with associate degree or certificate in
related area. Experience as assistant
to a manager preferred. Must be
.able to create and maintain Excel
spreadsheets, be proficient in Word and
be able to multitask.
Salary: $22,692 annually, plus benefits
Application deadline:
February 21 ,A007.
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
SE-mail: boettcherg@lakecitycc.edu
LCCC is accredited by the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education
& Employment

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

Yarborough is

chosen assistant

city manager..

(From page 15)

Adopted on second read-
ing this week were the planned
unit development (PUD) for
the Crossroads, Center now
being constructed on South 6th
between Wachovia Bank and
Turkey Creek, and an ordinance
for a zoning change by Todd
Ferreira to locate an office in a
house behind his funeral home
on north Lowder.
The commission re-appoint-
ed consultant Dick Edwards of
Live Oak as administrator for an
anticipated CDBG grant to be
used on public areas of down-
town Macclenny.
DRMP Engineering of
Gainesville was chosen for
the design portion of the grant
project, part of the downtown
redevelopment effort. The firm,
according to the city manager,
has prior experience on historic
restoration and renovation.


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Celebrating our 31st year
in business.
Credit cards gladly accepted
Fully licensed & insured
Florida & Georgia

Road construction
Clearing Excavation
Equipment Hauling
SCulvert pipe
Driveway installation
Heating* Air Electrical service
Licensed and Insured
Lic. #ET11000707
Lie. #RA13067193,
Lie. #RA13067194 4/21tfc
Complete site & underground
utility contractor, Land clearing
We sell dirt & slag
Hourly rate available on:
grader, dozer & trackhoe work
Dirt starting at $85/load
Mitch Canaday, Jr.
CU-C057126 3/16-3/1/07p
We build in-ground pools
We sell and install
DOUGHBOY above-ground pools
Service Renovations* Cleaning
Repairs Chemicals* Parts
698-E West Macclenny Ave.
(next to Raynor's Pharmacy)
Fall & winter hours
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
10:00 am-6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am 2:00 pm

(CPC 053903)


After-hours computer repair
Networking, training,
graphic design and writing
Call Cheryl


Custom Homes Additions Remodels
259-4893 ** 904-403-4781 cell.
5960 Lauramore Rd., Macclenny, FL 32063
RR License No. 282811470


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Factory Rebate $2,000
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4.9% APR*
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2006 Malibu Maxx LT
Rear DVD #6258
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Factory Rebate $1,750
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