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Title: The Baker County press
Uniform Title: Baker County press (Macclenny, Fla. 1929)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Baker County Press
Publisher: Tate Powell
Place of Publication: Macclenny Fla
Publication Date: January 24, 2008
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Newspapers -- Baker County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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78th Year, Vol. 39 Thursday, January 24, 2008 Macclenny, Florida 50o

Chronic DUI offender

arrested for manslaughter

in June, '07 traffic fatality

The driver of one of the ve-
hicles involved in a head-on
collision in June, 2007 that took
the life of a Macclenny woman
was arrested last week for DUI
manslaughter and other related
James H. Chadwick Jr., 32,
of Macclenny has three prior
drunk driving arrests in Du-
val County. He
was arrested
by the Florida
Highway Patrol
on January 18
at the home of
a girlfriend in
and remains in
county jail un-
der $550,000
According to
the FHP report,
Mr. Chadwick
was driving a
1999 Oldsmo-
bile westbound
on SR 228 Jame
southeast of
Macclenny the evening of June
2 and crossed over the center
line before colliding head-on
with a 1997 Saturn.
Passenger Jessalyn M.
Combs, 19, was killed. Driver
Angelica Nobles, 18; of Glen
St. Mary was seriously injured,
as was a second passenger, 17-
year-old Summer Heirs, also of
A lab analysis determined
Mr. Chadwick had a blood alco-
hol level that night of .130 [.08
is the legal limit]. Because of
the past offenses, he was driv-
ing without a license after mul-
tiple suspensions. He also has
a history of offenses in Baker
County, including an incident
where he ran from police.
FHP had made several earli-
er attempts to arrest him at his
parents' residence offDeerfield
Circle not far from the accident

He was booked at county jail
on additional counts of driving
without a license in an accident
involving death and serious in-
jury, two charges of DUI with
serious bodily injury and DUI.
A similar case stemming
from an accident more than
two years ago is set for a pre-
trial conference on February
Caleb Scott
Kaeck, 27, of
Sanderson is
charged with
DUI man-
slaughter, ve-
hicular homi-
cide, DUI in an
iniirlv accirldnt

s Chadwick

111JUly dukauclit
and tampering
with evidence.
He was
driving a
speeding 1996
Saturn the
night of Janu-
ary 17, 2006
when his ve-

hide slammed
head-on into a pickup on CR
23A north of Macclenny. Pas-
senger Philip Middleton, 20,
died in the accident and Mr.
Kaeck was determined to have
a blood alcohol level of .093.
He was arrested in June of
that year and the case has been
working its way to trial.
In addition to the DUI-re-
lated counts, Mr. Kaeck is
charged with attempting to
toss containers of alcohol away
from the Saturn, and attempt-
ing to get others to remove a
cooler full of alcohol from the
FHP said he crossed a dou-
ble center line attempting to
pass another vehicle just prior
to the collision.
Mr. Kaeck is currently in
prison on a five-year sentence
for violating probation on an
earlier DUI.

Taxpayers offhook

on ail, says county
BY JOEL ADDINGTON $45 million, 30-year bond is-
Press Staff sue by the BCDC.
Mr. Griffis and commission-
County commissioner Mike er Alex Robinson had county
Griffis has been fielding calls attorney Terry Brown read into
from constituents who fear that the record specific sections of

BaKer county taxpayers coula
be on the hook for millions if
the new jail project fails.
"This puts it to rest," said
Mr. Griffis, referring to the
agreement approved January
22 between Baker Correction-
al Development Corporation
(BCDC) and the county.
The agreement outlines
rights and responsibilities of
each party as they relate to the

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January 29, 2008 .
anuary 14, 2008s January 26, 2008
Nita D. Crawford, Supervisor of Elections

7Tvo banners in downtown Macclenny served as overhead reminders of next Tuesday's primary election.

Primary election is next Tuesday

Homestead amendment;presidential candidates dot the ballot

Press Staff
Will my vote mean anything?
That's what many Floridians may be asking
in light of the state's move to an early primary
election date next Tuesday and the resulting deci-
sion by Democratic and Republican Party leaders
not to recognize most of Florida's 324 delegates,
the group responsible for choosing a presidential
nominee from each party.
The Democratic National Committee (DNC)
announced it would not allow any Florida del-
egates into its late-August convention in Denver,
while the Republican National Committee (RNC)
decreed it would only host 57 of the 114 delegates
allotted to Florida Republicans in its early-Sep-
tember convention in Minneapolis.
However, Dr. Matthew Corrigan, a politi-
cal science professor at the University of North
Florida, said he still expects a higher-than-normal
turnout for the January 29 primary due in part to
the constitutional amendment on property tax re-
form that accompanies the presidential candidates
on the ballot.
Voters from any party can vote on the amend-
ment, while only registered party members can
vote for a candidate from his or her party. In other
words, independent voters cannot cast-ballots for
a nominee, only for the amendment.
Putting aside the amendment, Mr. Corrigan

still said it's important for voters to cast primary
"People are going to pay attention (to the re-
sults)," he said. "Florida is the first of the big
states to vote. So even with no delegates, people
will be paying attention to who wins. It (the pri-
mary) would be more important with delegates,
but it's still important."
That's because conventional political wisdom
holds that winners in early primaries gain mo-
mentum and notoriety that's helpful in winning
later primaries and eventually securing the nomi-
nation this summer.
Per the DNC's punishment for moving up the
primary, Democrat candidates were barred from
campaigning in Florida, although local grass
roots organizations have been doing it for them.
- The RNC, on the other hand, has permitted can-
didates like Rudy Giuliani to campaign here for
On the Martin Luther King holiday this week,
John McCain stumped in Jacksonville and Mitt
Romney paid his second visit to northeast Florida
in three days.
Other states like Michigan, Nevada and South
Carolina held early primaries as well, hoping to
gain the national spotlight before February 5,
when 24 other states will hold primary elections
or caucuses.
But Florida with its diverse voting popula-
(See page 4)

LPA turns sights to enrollment hikes

Press Staff
With the state mandating that new
schools be built concurrently with new
homes and Baker County's student pop-
ulation expected to grow by more than
1300 students in the next seven years,
Land Planning Agency board members
will consider some lengthy.changes to
the comprehensive plan the night of Jan-
uary 24.
Dubbed the Baker County Schools
Facilities Element of the comprehensive
plan, the changes call for more coordina-
tion between local governments and the
school board on things like new school
locations and zoning issues. It also en-
tails a concurrency management system
to determine if available classroom ca-
pacity exists for new development, and
when it does not, set up a mechanism in
which developers can help fund their "fair
share" of new facility construction.

Students walk home in new Cypress Pointe development.
The Land Planning Agency (LPA) board
will also consider a revised inter-local
agreement with the Baker County school
district and revisions to the capital improve-

ments portion of the comprehensive plan
as they relate to meeting the state's man-
date outlined in Senate Bill 360, which
the legislature approved in 2005.
Schools are just one of three kinds
of infrastructure SB 360 addresses. But
they're all aimed at reigning in unbridled
growth that's occurred around the state
in recent years.
"It's roads, pipes and public schools,"
said planning director Ed Preston, refer-
ring the bill's areas of the influence and
what developers will be responsible for
partially funding. "It (the bill) greatly
adds to the cost of the finished product."
Baker County, the City of Macclenny
and.the Town of Glen St. Mary must adopt
concurrency provisions for each of these
areas in their respective comprehensive
plans by the December 1 deadline.
If that doesn't happen, the state's De-
partment of Community Affairs which
(See page 3)

Apart once in 70 years...

Rhodens' anniversary January 31
When Paul Rhoden asked Violet Rhoden (no "Violet's mother Nellie ran a restaurant and I
relation) to marry him in 1938, he had only two used to see her playing jacks on the sidewalk when
of the seven-dollar fee it cost for the magistrate I was making deliveries for O'Hara's grocery
in Lake City to perform the cer- store," said Mr. Rhoden.
emony. "I watched for him everyday and he'd
He borrowed five dollars from By come by
friend John Crews who drove the K and pull
couple, along with Violet's sister y my pig-
Vadie, to Lake City. Lannigan tails," said
"I came home with a new wife Ms. Rho-
and not even one dollar in my Press Staff den, who
pocket, but I had decided that was 12 at
love was stronger than money," Mr. Rhoden re- the time.
called. Young
Seven decades later, both husband and wife still Violet grew
feel the same way. The Macclenny couple will cel- up and n #
ebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on January ,c.., ,a ,'

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(from page 1)
Paul eventually went to work at
Crockett's Sundries as a soda
jerk making $12 a week. The
couple became more and more
aware of each other, but didn't
date. They saw each other a lot
at dances and parties, always
with someone else.
"I knew I was falling for her
hard because I became more and
more jealous of the other guys,"
said Mr. Rhoden.
His wife-to-be was falling,
S"One night I just made up my
mind that I had to have him," she
Neither remembers any de-
tails about their first date, but
they definitely remember the
circumstances leading up to it.
Both were on dates with other
people when Paul asked Violet to
go out with him and she agreed.
The more they dated, the closer
they got and quickly knew they
would marry.
"Her mom didn't think much
of little soda jerk me and my
twelve big bucks a week," said
Mr. Rhoden. "But that didn't
stop us."
The newlyweds lived with
Ms. Rhoden's sister in the Leo
Dykes Building, now the loca-
tion of the Council on Aging,
until an apartment just across
the hall opened up.
The furnishings in theirapart-
ment were sparse. Mr. Rhoden
remembers using an orange
crate to support their gas stove.
Ms. Rhoden made a table cloth
with a ruffle to cheer the place
up. They found some straw-bot-
tomed chairs at the second-hand
The first year was slim fi-
nancially. The Rhodens both
worked; he at his soda jerk job,
she as a housekeeper for her sis-
ter's family.
"There wasn't much in our
apartment, but we never lacked
for something to eat," said Mr.
World War II broke out and
Mr. Rhoden went to work at
Camp BlandingHas an e
hi-g surveyor. He'descfib that i-.
hbrk as the beejobb
had, but a sense of duty finally i''
moved him to enlist. He joined
the Army Air Corp. and was
sent to Texas to train as a pilot.
His wife kept busy working
for her sister and helping out at
her mother's restaurant. On one
mission, Mr. Rhoden was sent
on a special errand to a hospi-
tal in San Antonio to pick up a
critically ill commanding of-
ficer. When he couldn't use his
i struments to navigate in bad
Weather because of radio failure,
he was forced to land, stranding
him temporarily. Ms. Rhoden
still has the post card he sent
bome describing the ordeal. On
the front of the card is the hotel
where he spent the night.
SIt would be six months be-
fore Paul Rhoden could save the
money for train fare to enable
his wife to join him. Ms. Rho-
den, who had never even been
9o a bus, was overwhelmed by
tie train journey but made it to
Texas. They were never sepa-
ited again.
;e After service, the Rhodens
returned to Macclenny and were
able to purchase Crockett's Sun-
dries Store. Soon a druggist was
brought on board and the store
became known as Paul's Rexall.
:; Mr. Rhoden enrolled in phar-

apart once 1
macy school at the University of
Florida, earning his certification
in 1950. Ms. Rhoden ran the
store while he was in school.
"I didn't go to college," she
said. "The store was my school"
Over the next 30 years, the
Rhodens became parents to three
children, sons Edward Wray,
Phil and daughter Paula. They
have one granddaughter, Jana
Sowell and great-grandchildren
Kallie and Kaleb Sowell.
The family worked hard at
the business and enjoyed get-
aways to their cabin in the scrub
of Ocala Forest where Mr. Rho-
den pursued two of his passions,
fishing and hunting. Now in his
90s, he still hunts during turkey
"In some ways we missed a lot
of life's pleasures because one of
us had to always be at the store,
but the house in the scrub was
our joy," said Ms. Rhoden. "We
went every chance we could."
The couple agrees that a high-

n 70years
they sold the drug store in 1977
and were able to visit Canada
and see Niagara Falls.
Son Phil Rhoden praises his
father as a man of honor, hones-
ty and high moral standing, and
describes his mom as a "prayer
warrior" always concerned for
the welfare of others.
"Family was always the most
important thing to them both and
they passed those values along
to their children," he said. "I will
always be grateful for that."
After 70 years of marriage,
the Rhodens are still as much in
love as the day they exchanged
wedding vows. They never go to
sleep without a good-night kiss.
The couple gained valuable in-
sight over the years regarding
"You gotta be able to take it
and leave it," said Mr. Rhoden
with a laugh.
"We had disagreements like
anyone," said Ms. Rhoden, "but I
always enioved making up after-

Looks at enrollment hikes...

(from page 1)
reviews and approves changes
to local comprehensive plans
- will withhold such approvals,
effectively halting development.
In other business, the LPA
board is set to consider changes
to the county's land development
regulations that restrict the use
of the homestead division provi-
sion in the code.
The provision allows home-
steaded property owners of less
than 320 acres zoned agriculture
to sell a maximum of two, 2.5-
acre tracts each year.
The change calls for reducing
that to only one, 2.5-acre tract for
the life of property. "This provi-
sion is kind of getting abused,"
Mr. Preston said. "What's ended
up happening is people are get-
ting 10 to 12 lots without having
to pave roads. That was not the
intention. The intention was to
help farmers who have retired to
sell a bit of land and live on in
retirement comfortably."
The LPA meeting is sched-

behind the county courthouse.
The agenda also include the fol-
lowing zoning requests:
James Rogers' request to re-
zone 1.83 acres at 9612 George
Taber Blvd. from agriculture
to residential. Michael Jones'
request to rezone 6.5 acres on
the northwest corner of County
Road 23C and State Road 121
from agriculture to residential.
Natalie Paul's request to re-
zone 2.88 acres on the north side
of Steel Bridge Road less than
half a mile east of State Road
.121 from agriculture to residen-






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The monthly meeting of the
Baker County Republican Party
will begin at 7:00 pm on Thurs-
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All local Republicans are
invited to attend. For more in-
formation, call Don Marshall at

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the agreement that speak to the
county's lack of financial liabil-
ity in the project. After doing
so, Brown said the only revenue
pledged for repayment of the
bonds is revenue generated from
use of the proposed facility.
The county has no responsi-
bility "should there be any short-
fall," he said.
The agreement also states
that any leftover funds after the
bond is paid off revert back to
the county, which supplied the
BCDC with $200,000 to jump-
start the project.
Once the 512-bed jail is con-
structed, the agreement esti-
mates it will add 60 new jobs in
Baker County.
"This is a big step and long-
term commitment," said Mr.
Griffis. "Most of us won't be on
the board when this (bond) ma-
tures in 30 years."
The commission this week
also approved a new Emergency
Medical Service (EMS) Union
EMS workers have been
working under the old contract,
which expired in October, 2007.
County Manager Joe Cone
said while the union didn't get
everything it wanted like a
heftier raise the commission
agreed the county would pro-


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cial events and an extra three
days to file grievances.
The new contract included a
$1000 raise for employees mak-
ing more than $25,000 annually
and a $1200 raise for those mak-
ing less than $25,000.
The new contract also makes
it optional for EMS workers to
directly deposit paychecks.
"They signed it; They're hap-
py with it," said Mr. Cone.
The commission also gave
the nod to spending $32,742 on
water rescue equipment, namely
a raft and motor, and other items
needed for the fire department.
"This is essentially found
money," said Mr. Cone. He ex-
plained that the purchases would
come from a $35,000 reimburse-
ment from the Federal Emergen-
cy Management Agency for the
county's assistance with fighting
the Bugaboo Swamp Fire last
"There is a problem whenever
we have to do a water rescue,"
said Mr. Cone. "We have to find
someone with a boat."
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tion of seniors, Hispanics, blacks
and whites could also be
an indicator of how candidates
would fair in a national race, a
Miami Herald article by Lesley
Clark and Beth Reinhard points
According to the Florida
Democratic Party web site, par-
ty officials plan to appeal the
DNC's decision to the apparent
nominee, who could emerge af-
ter most of the nation's primary
results are tabulated.
"But that may be hard to
know if the race continues to be
so close," said Mr. Corrigan.
If an eventual nominee
doesn't become apparent, the
DNC could still decide to seat
Florida delegates at the conven-
tion, "if only to avoid alienating
activists in the state that will
likely be key in November,"

S' ilaiarticl'ly Kathy Kiely
in USA Today.
Locally, long-time Baker
County Republican Party of-
ficial William Krall said he
was confident his party would
restore Florida's remaining 57
GOP delegates.
"I don't think that's going to
float," he said. "I think by the
end of summer there will be
some kind of compromise. Flor-
ida is too valuable to be slighted
by party rules."
Baker County Democratic
Party chairman Andy Bales
wasn't so sure his party would
eventually get its delegates.
"I hope so," he said. "But it's
hard to say."


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STHE S Is itjust another Columbus Day?

BAKERCOUNTY offense to my many Italian pals, Mr. King's message in 1986 trashed the term "African-Ame
but why the hell do we give spe- was more relevant to us than was ican" from our lexicon?
S IMPRESSIONS cialumbrage to a mariner who that of Mr. Columbus. Will black Americans ca
PRESS basically lost his way enroute to I fantasize a fast-forward to off the poison of disintegrate
IIM Mc AI IT.FY the West Indies? Martin Luther King Day in 2025. families, and the dependence c

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The Martin Luther King holi-
day each January is, frankly, get-
ting a bit tiresome.
Before you get offended by
that statement, read on.
If the holiday is meant to
resurrect the dream of equality
among the races, and the honor-
ee's gallant vision that someday
men will be judged by the con-
tent of their character and not the
color of their skin fine.
It is, after all, among the as-
sertions that got Martin Luther
King killed. He was in that sense
truly a martyr, and a personage
of such stature that the bulk of
his "successors" through 2008
are pale comparisons and paro-
dies of themselves.
Perhaps that will change if
Barack Obama becomes the
Democrat Party nominee, or
onward, the next president. He
will do so without this writer's
vote, and it has nothing to do
with the color of his skin. His
record is flawed beyond redemp-
tion highlighted by but not
limited to his support of partial
birth abortion. If you don't stand
for life, your positions on other,
lesser issues are irrelevant. Life
is what you're in public office to
But I digress.
What I mean by the first sen-
tence of this column is this: if
the black citizens of this coun-
try (this newspaper does not use
the term "African-American")
do not build onth.eKing legacy
eac year so tlat each Janu-
ary everyone can sense progress
- the holiday will in relatively
short years sink into the irrel-
evancy of, say, Columbus Day.
That holiday is truly worthless,
except to government employees
who enjoy it as one of ten official
declared days off each year. No

Why not Lief Erikson Day?
He was a Norse explorer who
lost his way and earlier discov-
ered the New World via the north
I digress again.
I opposed the Martin Luther
King holiday when it was pro-
posed for the third Monday in
January back in 1986 (all 50
states adopted it by 2000). It had
nothing to do.with Mr. King; an-
other paid holiday is a waste of
tax money. I favored swapping
it with (what else?) Columbus
Day. The Italians would have
gone nuts, of course, but since
then we've learned Mr. Colum-
bus is politically incorrect be-
cause he epitomizes the "white
Euro-centrist male" so reviled by
revisionist historians.

Democratfront-runner quibi

in the back seat on along trip;
"Vote Bob It Could Be and the other candidates. He
Worse." looked pretty good in that $400
My presidential campaign haircut, though.
slogan never looked better. I My candidacy for president
watched a little of the Democrat has also been overlooked. I
candidate debate in South Caro- was not invited to the forum in

lina and it remind-
ed me of the time M
Kelley and I drove M Y
to New York City
with our three kids 1
in the back seat. THE1
"He's sitting in ROBE
my spot." RO
"No I'm not.
She's touching me."
"Spencer won't stop singing
songs that he's making up. He's
driving us crazy." :
That conversation was a whole
lot more rational than what was
going on at the Palace Theatre in
Myrtle Beach.
I've been to Myrtle Beach a
number of times and the Palace
Theatre is a place where they
have shows featuring celebrity
impersonators. You know El-
vis, Kenny Rogers and Dolly
It was a very appropriate place
for the debate because the folks
up on stage looked like they were
doing a bad job of impersonating
presidential candidates.
Barack Obama tried for at
least five minutes to explain
why Hillary Clinton was wrong
when she accused him of having
a slum lord as a client when he
was a lawyer in Illinois.
Obama countered by accus-
ing Clinton of being anti-union
because her law firm had non-
Union Wal-Mart as a client.
While the two front runners
sniped at each other, John Ed-
wards looked around, wrote
some stuff on his notes and was
generally ignored by the crowd

Myrtle Beach,
even though I
[DE OF really would
have like to
r[ATTR have been
ATTER1 there. I like
GERARD Myrtle Beach
GERARD and probably
wouldn't have
wasted a lot of time prepping
for the debate. After all, Myr-
tle Beach has more goofy golf
courses per square mile than any
other city in the country. Why
worry about a debate when you
can try to hit a golf ball through a
dinosaur's mouth.
I'm not a lawyer so I can't be
accused of representing big busi-
ness or slum lords.
Clinton also accused Obama
of dodging difficult issues by
voting "present" instead of "yes"
or "no." He's pretty young, may-
be he thought he was answering
I can't be accused on dodging
votes because I've never been
elected to anything. Wait! I take
that back. I was voted president
of the art club in high school.
But that was only because no one
else wanted the job and I wasn't
at the meeting to turn it down.
It isn't any better on the Re-
publican side of the hall. The
only.real difference is that they
are resorting to dirty tricks.
Rather than coming right out and
calling each other names, they
are using proxies websites that
make wild accusations they can't
back up.
One website decries Rudy Gi-

Do we have a vibrant middle-
and upper-middle class that in-
cludes the grandchildren of black
people who were alive during the
Selma March? Do we have a de-
cent graduation rate from high
schools and colleges to energize
those social strata? Do we have a
marked reduction in the shame-
ful crime statistics that reflect the
disintegration of the family unit
energized in large part by white
people who pander and throw
money at problems that social ir-
responsibility create?
Do we have a population of
black citizens who see them-
selves as part of the "whole"
culture that makes up a nation
strengthened by its own common
Will we have long since



a false economic underpinning
that is little more that 21st Cen-
tury, taxpayer-funded "slavery."
Other than the three-day holi-
day, few Americans feel con-
nected to Martin Luther King
Day. It's hot because this coun-
try hasn't responded to what Mr.
King rallied his audiences to de-
The equality laws are (and
have been) in place.
The bigotry (where it exists)
has largely been driven under-
The challenge in 2008 and be-
yond now focuses on.the people
Martin Luther King was speak-
ing for.
Only they can make his day

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'ing reminds him ofchildren

other observations on '08 race

uliani's love life, another claims
that John McCain has a black
baby and sold out a fellow POW
in Vietnam. A third says that Mitt
Romney is a devil worshipper.
I am flying so far under the
radar that none of my fellow
candidates have yet to accuse me
of biting the heads off of house
pets or brewing my own beer in
the bathtub. I haven't tried either
of those things, but that doesn't
seem to stop accusers.
The way things are going
with the war and the economy,
completely avoiding campaign-
ing might be my best bet at get-
ting elected. I'll just let the other
candidates take pot shots at each
other until the electorate is so fed
up with all of them that I am the
only one left to vote for.
I'm not so sure my plan is a
good one, however. It hasn't
seemed to work for Republican
candidate Duncan Hunter or for-
mer Cleveland mayor and Dem-
ocrat candidate Dennis Kucinich.
When polled, even their family
members denied any knowledge
of them.
My family members have de-
nied knowledge of me for years,
so my candidacy is in at least
as good shape as Hunter and
Kucinich. As for Republicans
Fred Thompson and Ron Paul,
Thompson's only endorsement
is from the conservative think-
tank Organization of Grumpy
Old White Guys, and Paul is
supported by the Committee for
Alien Abduction.
I am a little concerned my past
Press columns might come back
to haunt me. Like the one where
I was considering opening my
own university called Bob's Col-
lege or a Home Surgery Kit that I
was going to sell on the Internet.

Both were good ideas.'
But then, considering what
the candidates are accusing each
other of doing, maybe the idea of
opening a hole in your head with
a power drill to relieve a head-
ache isn't so strange after all.

Let i out
Sed s ou lttr

Fears cuts to


Dear Editor:
Our middle school band di-
rector Bill McClendon recently
told us that potential new legisla-
tion could limit or decrease time
spent in core classes to make
way for a required 225 minutes
of physical education per week.
We understand that physical
education is a positive thing for
some of our children. However,
the unintended consequences
of this legislation requires new
teachers and coaches to be hired.
When this happens, not only
will time be taken from core
studies, (including music), but
funding for other programs is
sure to be moved to compensate
for these new salaries. The first
programs to suffer losses are
sure to be those that are not af-
fected by the FCAT like band, art
and drama.
If these programs lose fund-
ing, they could be in jeopardy
of being shut down. This means
your children would no longer
be able to participate in these arts
programs in school.
As voters, we have a seri-
ous problem with this potential
new law. The unintended con-
sequences are dire and should
be seriously considered before
moving forward. Students taking
courses in music performance
and music appreciation scored
higher on the SAT than students
with no arts participation. Music
performance students scored 53
points higher on the verbal and
39 points higher on the math.
Music appreciation students
scored 61 points higher on the
verbal and 42 points higher on
the math. (Source: 1999 College-
Bound Seniors Natjonal Report:
Profile of SAT Program Test Tak-
ers, The CollegeiEntrance Exam-
ination Board, Princeton, NJ).
We understand that the legisla-
tors don't intend to end band pro-
grams in small county schools,
but unfortunately this could be
a consequence of this proposed
bill. If you have a student partici-
pating in the arts programs or you
participated in the arts programs,
please contact your legislators
and ask them to reconsider.
The benefits are not worth the
adverse effects. Forcing physi-
cal education may result in a few
more physically fit children, but
will those children be as success-
ful in life as they would have if
they had music or arts training?
The studies speak for themselves.
Please consider them and contact
the following people: Senator
Lee Constantine (850) 487-5050
and Chairman Don Gaetz (850)
487-5009, or e-mail
Dena Graham, Sanderson
Iracey McHood, Macclenny
(Concerp'ed band parents)

Coaching hampers girls

Dear Editor: can call a time out even if it is
This letter is in regard to the solely to give the team a break.
coaching staff of the Baker High Time outs do not carry over to
Lady Wildcat basketball team. subsequent games, so why take
I have been a fan and a great them home with you?
supporter of this program for Another example is poor sub-
many years. It hurts me to my stitution during a game. We have
heart to have people in positions lost too many heartbreakers that
to make a difference in a child's should have been easily won if
life through basketball, and not the coach had substituted appro-
do it. priately.
It's our duty as Christians to I have had the privilege of
love, motivate, encourage and watching former Lady Wildcats
do what is right for our children. like Brittany Hinson, Kenya Lee,
For whatever reason, that's not Karen Ruise (a high of 54 points
happening for the Lady Wildcat in one game) and Kim Gaskins
varsity team. (63 points in a single game), and
I hope the motive behind this I know with proper coaching the
letter is not taken out of context. team we have now can do the
It seems to me and others that the same during the remainder of the
coaching staff is more content season.
with playing close games than The coaching staff could use
actually winning them. Enough. some assistance from people
is enough; I am sick and tired of who know the game of basket-
watching game after game the ball, and we are willing to help
distress and humiliation on the if asked.
faces of these young ladies. Let's win for our kids, and win
It is unfair and unjust for them back fans. I know the coaches
to play their hearts out and still are good people with good inten-
lose games due to poor coaching tions, but we still play the game
decisions time outs. for in- to win.

stance. Each team is allowed six
per game, and a coaching staff

John McCay
Glen St. Mary


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, January 24, 2008 Page 6

BCDC prepares to close

on property, sell bonds

and gain non-profit status

BY JOEL ADDINGTON the possibility of bond purchas-
Press Staff ers wanting to see the property
and research the project and

February is going to be a busy
month for the Baker Correction-
al Development Corporation.
In the next three weeks, the
non-profit (BCDC) hopes to
close on the $3-million new jail
property, sell $45 million in
bonds to pay for construction of
the jail, contract with a builder
and be well on its way to gain-
ing non-profit status from the
federal government.
Danny Thomas, project man-
ager for the new Baker County
jail, updated BCDC board mem-
bers on the project's progress
January 16 during a half-hour
Mr. Thomas said Jim Swan of
New Jersey-based Bergen Capi-
tal began shopping the unrated
bonds to potential investors
January 14. "He's had a few in-
quiries," said Mr. Thomas. "He
forsees no problems with the
(unrated) bond status."
While unrated bonds typical-
ly need higher interest rates to
entice buyers, the rate at which
the new jail bonds will be sold
depends on the market.
But, Thomas said, "It's not
terrible to be unrated. It's better
to be not rated than rated poor-
With respect to the BCDC's
non-profit status with the Inter-
nal Revenue Service which
is needed for tax-free purchases
of equipment and construction
materials Mr. Thomas said
it could take six to eight weeks
before the IRS approves the cor-
poration's request.
"It's a shoe-in for approval; it
just takes time to get to the audi-
tor and get stamped," he said.
The BCDC plans to close on
the 91-acre jail property, located
at the corner of State Road 121
and State Road 228, on Feb. 11.
That date makes it critical for
4he board to negotiate and final-
ize a contract with Midway, Fla.-
based Ajax Construction soon.
"It needs to be signed before the
1lth," said Sheriff Joey Dobson.
Another issue discussed was

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its predecessor a new jail in
Glades County after which the
Baker County project is mod-
"If they -want to come from
Michigan to look at Florida
woods," Mr. Thomas quipped,
"it's fine by me."
He added investors may want
to meet with the board members
and county commissioners or
tour the Glades County facil-
ity, something he said the South
Florida jurisdiction had no prob-
lems with.
"We couldn't get more coop-
eration out of Glades than we're
getting," said Mr. Thomas.
To pay back the bonds, the
BCDC intends to use money
raised from housing illegal im-
migrants arrested by the Immi-
gration and Customs Enforce-
ment Agency (ICE) and other
federal prisoners.
The funding mechanism is
the same being used by Glades
County. Its facility has been
in operation for the last eight
months. Sheriff Dobson said
that Glades County recently be-
gan plans to increase its capacity
for federal prisoners from 400 to
800 by building two additional
"ICE had so many inmates
they told them to double the size
of the facility," said Mr. Thom-
Board member and BCDC
vice president Larry Payne was
absent from the meeting for a
doctor's appointment.
The next BCDC meeting is
tentatively scheduled for Feb.

'Reader'arrestedfor coke

A Sanderson man who said
he was reading one of two books
in his possession while standing
on the sidewalk of CR 229 north
of town was arrested in the early
afternoon of January 16 for pos-
session of cocaine.
Mardy Daniels, 20, was ini-
tially charged with loitering in
the neighborhood between Tony
Givens Rd. and Friendship Pl.,
an area known for drug traffick-
ing. Deputy Patrick McGauley
said he questioned the suspect
about suspicious behavior after
observing him about 1:10.
The officer noted in his re-
port that Mr. Daniels ran from
him prior to an arrest in June of
last year, and did the same to an-
other officer in December.
Deputy McGauley said he
found a plastic baggie of pow-
dered cocaine in the suspect's
jacket pocket.
In other arrests, a motor-
ist speeding on South 6th the
evening of January 17 in a car
with a flat tire was charged with
drunk driving.
Raeanna McEachern, 32, of
Bryceville told Deputy Mike
Hauge she was unaware that her
northbound 2003 Acura was
traveling on three tires and a

rim when she was pulled over
about 8:45. The officer said he
observed the vehicle swerve
several times into an emergency
lane, and it nearly struck anoth-
er vehicle stopped for a light at
Lowder St.
Ms. McEachern failed several
field sobriety tests after Deputy
Hauge said he smelled alcohol
about her person and noted her
slurred speech. He also charged
her with careless driving.

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Ballot Title: Property Tax Exemptions; Limitations On Property Tax Assessments
Ballot Summary: This revision proposes changes to the State Constitution relating to property taxation.
With respect to homestead property, this revision: (1) increases the homestead exemption except for
school district taxes and (2) allows homestead property owners to transfer up to $500,000 of their Save-
Our-Homes benefits to their next homestead. With respect to nonhomestead property, this revision (3)
provides a $25,000 exemption for tangible personal property and (4) limits assessment increases for
specified nonhomestead real property except for school district taxes.
In more detail, this revision:
(1) Increases the homestead exemption by exempting the assessed value between $50,000
and $75,000. This exemption does not apply to school district taxes.
(2) Provides for the transfer of accumulated Save-Our-Homes benefits. Homestead property
owners will be able to transfer their Save-Our-Homes benefit to a new homestead within 1 year and not
more than 2 years after relinquishing their previous homestead; except, if this revision is approved by the
electors in January of 2008 and if the new homestead is established on January 1, 2008, the previous
homestead must have been relinquished in 2007. If the new homestead has a higher just value than the ,
previous one, the accumulated benefit can be transferred; if the new homestead has a lower just value, the
amount of benefit transferred will be reduced. The transferred benefit may not exceed $500,000. This
provision applies to all taxes.
(3) Authorizes an exemption from property taxes of $25,000 of assessed value of tangible
personal property. This provision applies to all taxes.
(4) Limits the assessment increases for specified nonhomestead real property to 10 percent
each year. Property will be assessed at just value following an improvement, as defined by general law,
and may be assessed at just value following a change of ownership or control if provided by general law.
This limitation does not apply to school district taxes. This limitation is repealed effective January 1, 2019,
unless renewed by a vote of the electors in the general election held in 2018.
Further, this revision:
a. Repeals obsolete language on the homestead exemption when it was less than'$25,000
and did not apply uniformly-to property taxes levied by all local governments.
b. Provides for homestead exemptions to be repealed if a future constitutional amendment
provides for assessment of homesteads "at less than just value" rather than as currently provided "at a
specified percentage" of just value.
c. Schedules the changes to take effect upon approval by the electors and operate
retroactively to January 1,2008, if approved in a special election held on January 29, 2008, or to take
effect January 1, 2009, if approved in the general election held in November of 2008. The limitation on
annual assessment increases for specified real property shall first apply to the 2009 tax roll if this revision
is approved in a special election held on January 29, 2008, or shall first apply to the 2010 tax roll if this
revision is approved in the general election held in November of 2008.

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y'^^ ':I:.; Ji4PRESIlDENT :: ,; ;

(Vote for One)
S Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
Hillary Clinton
SChristopher J. Dodd
S John Edwards
Mike Gravel
Dennis J. Kucinich
Barack Obama
William "Bill" Richardson III

Ballot Title: Property Tax Exemptions; Limitations On Property Tax Assessments
Ballot Summary: This revision proposes changes to the State Constitution relating to property
taxation. With respect to homestead property, this revision: (1) increases the homestead exemption
except for school district taxes and (2) allows homestead property owners to transfer up to $500,000
of their Save-Our-Homes benefits to their next homestead. With respect to nonhomestead property,
this revision (3) provides a $25,000 exemption for tangible personal property and (4) limits
assessment increases for specified nonhomestead real property except for school district taxes.
In more detail, this revision:
(1) Increases the homestead exemption by exempting the assessed value between
$50,000 and $75,000, This exemption does not apply to school district taxes.
(2) Provides for the transfer of accumulated Save-Our-Homes benefits. Homestead.
property owners will be able to transfer their Save-Our-Homes benefit to a new homestead within 1
year and not more than 2 years after relinquishing their previous homestead; except, if this revision is
approved by the electors in January of 2008 and if the new homestead is established on January 1,
2008, the previous homestead must have been relinquished in 2007. If the new homestead has a
higher just value than the previous one, the accumulated benefit can be transferred; if the new
homestead has a lower just value, the amount of benefit transferred will be reduced. The transferred
benefit may not exceed $500,000. This provision applies to all taxes,
(3) Authorizes an exemption from property taxes of $25,000 of assessed value of
tangible personal property. This provision applies to all taxes.
(4) Limits the assessment increases for specified nonhomestead real property to 10
percent each year. Property will be assessed at just value following an improvement, as defined by
general law, and may be assessed at just value following a change of ownership or control if provided
by general law. This limitation does not apply to school district taxes. This limitation is repealed
effective January 1, 2019, unless renewed by a vote of the electors in the general election held in
Further, this revision:
a. Repeals obsolete language on the homestead exemption when it was less than
$25,000 and did not apply uniformly to property taxes levied by all local governments.
b. Provides for homestead exemptions to be repealed if a future constitutional
amendment provides for assessment of homesteads "at less than just value" rather than as currently
provided "at a specified percentage" of just value.
c. Schedules the changes to take effect upon approval by the electors and operate
retroactively to January 1, 2008, if approved in a special election held on January 29, 2008, or to take
effect January 1, 2009, if approved in the general election held in November of 2008. The limitation
on annual assessment increases for specified real property shall first apply to the 2009 tax roll if this
revision is approved in a special election held on January 29, 2008, or shall first apply to the 2010 tax
roll if this revision is approved in the general election held in November of 2008.
) NO

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( Rudy Giuliani
. Mike Huckabee
SDuncan Hunter
C Alan Keyes
S John McCain
SRon Paul
Mitt Romney
S Tom Tancredo
Fred Thompson

Ballot Title: Property Tax Exemptions; Limitations On Property Tax Assessments
Ballot Summary: This revision proposes changes to the State Constitution relating to property
taxation. With respect to homestead property, this revision: (1) increases the homestead exemption
except for school district taxes and (2) allows homestead property owners to transfer up to $500,000
of their Save-Our-Homes benefits to their next homestead. With respect to nonhomestead property,
this revision (3) provides a $25,000 exemption for tangible personal property and (4) limits
assessment increases for specified nonhomestead real property except for school district taxes.
In more detail, this revision:
(1) Increases the homestead exemption by exempting the assessed value between
$50,000 and $75,000. This exemption does not apply to school district taxes.
(2) Provides for the transfer of accumulated Save-Our-Homes benefits. Homestead
property owners will be able to transfer their Save-Our-Homes benefit to a new homestead within 1
year and not more than 2 years after relinquishing their previous homestead; except, if this revision is
approved by the electors in January of 2008 and if the new homestead is established on January 1,
2008, the previous homestead must have been relinquished in 2007. If the new homestead has a
higher just value than the previous one, the accumulated benefit can be transferred; if the new
homestead has a lower just value, the amount of benefit transferred will be reduced. The transferred
benefit may not exceed $500,000. This provision applies to all taxes.
(3) Authorizes an exemption from property taxes of $25,000 of assessed value of
tangible personal property. This provision applies to all taxes.
(4) Limits the assessment increases for specified nonhomestead real property to 10
percent each year. Property will be assessed at just value following an improvement, as defined by
general law, and may be assessed at just value following a change of ownership or control if provided
by general law. This limitation does not apply to school district taxes. This limitation Is repealed
effective January 1, 2019, unless renewed by a vote of the electors in the general election held in
Further, this revision:
a. Repeals obsolete language on the homestead exemption when it was less than
$25,000 and did not apply uniformly to property taxes levied by all local governments.
b. Provides for homestead exemptions to be repealed if a future constitutional
amendment provides for assessment of homesteads "at less than just value" rather than as currently
provided "at a specified percentage" of just value.
c. Schedules the changes to take effect upon approval by the electors and operate
retroactively to January 1, 2008, if approved in a special election held on January 29, 2008, or to take
effect January 1, 2009, if approved in the general election held in November of 2008. The limitation
on annual assessment increases for specified real property shall first apply to the 2009 tax roll if this
revision is approved in a special election held on January 29, 2008, or shall first apply to the 2010 tax
roll if this revision is approved in the general election held In November of 2008.

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'Stupid stuff' fight at BCHS results

on broken collar bone for a student

A Baker County High School
student was taken to Shands
Hospital in Jacksonville for sur-
gery after another student alleg-
edly broke her collar bone and
left her with several bruises to
the head January 17.
Deputy Gavin Sweat spoke
with assistant principal Denise
Mann, who said two 16-year-old
females got into an altercation
between classes. One was taken
to Fraser Hospital for x-rays and
the other was questioned about
the incident. According to the
deputy's report, she said the fight
was, "over stupid stuff, she said
something about my clothes."
In a statement taken from the
second girl at the hospital, she
said the assailant grabbed her by
the hair and slammed her head
against a door while she left the
classroom. She said they fell to
the ground where she continued
to hit her in the head. While be-
ing pulled away from the fight,
the accused also stomped her
stomach, the victim's statement

Altercation ati

results in the ar
Deputies found a Macclenny
man hiding under a bed and ar-
rested him for allegedly attack-
ing a clerk at the BP station.
Alex Clay, 18, of MLK Blvd.
faces charges of battery, domes-
tic violence, criminal mischief
and resisting arrest stemming
from the January 19 incident.
Deputy Claude Hurley re-
sponded to the gas station on US
90 west downtown and spoke to
Adam Green, the victim. Mr.
Green said a female later identi-
fied as Jenny Faulkner, 18, also
of Macclenny, went into the em-
ployee bathroom. When Mr. Clay
tried to go into the bathroom
Mr. Green told him he could not
do so. Then Ms. Faulkner came
out and was pushed by Mr. Clay.
Mr. Green said he told the man
iottot'touch'erthit'Ms. Faulkner.'
That's when Mr. Clay pushed
and punched Mr. Green several
times causing them to fall on
the floor. Deputy Hurley noted
the redness and swelling on Mr.
Green's face.
During the investigation, Sgt.
Thomas Dyal said he recognized
Mr. Clay's description from a
earlier call to another MLK ad-
dress nearby.
Deputies William Starling
and Erik DeLoach arrived at
the address and saw Mr. Clay's
vehicle. Ms. Faulkner answered
the door and the deputies no-
ticed scratches and swelling on
her face and neck. Ms. Faulkner
told deputies Mr. Clay had just
run out the back door but depu-
ties soon found him in the bed-
Ms. Faulkner was also arrest-
ed and faces charges of resisting
arrest without violence.
In other violent crimes this
Ralph Self, 75, of Macclen-
ny faces aggravated assault and
battery charges after allegedly
striking his tenant and swinging
what appeared to be metal pipe
taped to a chain and ice pick at

The alleged assailant was ar-
rested and taken to the county
jail and juvenile justice was no-
In other incidents involving
Baker County Middle
School alerted authorities the
morning of January 17 when
staffers Sherry Barrett and Anne
Cassidy said a fight between two
large crowds of students began
A 14-year-old male student
had gathered his friends to con-
front another 14-year-old male
about a dispute concerning a
13-year-old female student, said
campus deputy Tracie Benton.
After several minutes, school
staff gained control of the crowd,
ordering some students to the of-
fice and others to class.
Deputy Benton spoke with
the students involved and dis-
covered one of the boys boarded
a bus that he doesn't ride the pre-
vious day and told the other boy

Sacclenny conven

,rest ofman hiding
the man January 16.
Bryne M. Malone, 30, of
Macclenny was arrested after
allegedly destroying property in
his home and threatening to kill
his wife and her family January
Brandon D. Morgan, 20, of
Macclenny was arrested after al-
legedly threatening and striking
his mother January 18.
Mary M. Macura, 32, of
Macclenny was arrested after
allegedly scratching the neck of
her live-in boyfriend during a
argument January 18.
*.Gary R. Daniels, 30, of
Macclenny was arrested after
allegedly hitting, choking and
threatening to kill his father
January 19.
Jeremy R. Johnson, 35, of
.-.Macdenny was arrested after an-
argument with his ex-wife about

he would beat him because of
the girl. The next day, the youth
who made the threat gathered his
friends and waited for the other
boy to get off the bus. When he
got off, the threats continued as
he tried to walk away.
Later when Deputy Benton
asked the suspect if he could
go back to class, not make any
more threats and not fight, the
boy stated he could not say that
he wouldn't fight. The deputy
arrested him for assault and dis-
turbing the peace.
Two juveniles face misde-
meanor shoplifting charges af-
ter allegedly trying to exit the
Wal-Mart Supercenter without
paying for $149.45 worth of mer-
chandise January 18.
The 17-year-old female sus-
pect from Glen St. Mary said
she and the male suspect from
Macclenny, also 17, did not in-
tend to steal anything but made
the decision after discovering
they had no money.

?ience store

under a bed
the use of her car. Although Mr.
Johnson told deputies the argu-
ment didn't turn physical, his ex-
wife said he pushed her against a
wall, restrained her by the shoul-
ders and spit in her face before
letting go January 19.
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Collision on

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kills motorist

Press Staff
A 61-year-old Newberry man
was killed in a head-on colli-
sion during the rainy evening of
January 16.
According to the accident re-
port from Florida Highway Pa-
trol, Brint Eric Cason was head-
ing north on State Road 121 in a
Dodge Ram when he passed an-
other vehicle on the right, mov-
ing into the southbound lane.
The 20-year-old from Ft.
White attempted to move back
into the northbound lane when
he saw the vehicle driven by
Alfred K. Veninga approaching
from the opposite direction, but
instead spun out due to wet road
conditions and collided with Mr.
Venigna's vehicle, a Kia Spectra,
the report said.
Mr. Cason and his passenger,
21-year-old Dustin Parrish, also
from Ft. White, sustained only
minor injuries despite not wear-
ing their seat belts.
Paramedics pronounced Mr.
Veninga, who was buckled in,
dead at the scene.
His passenger, Jane Veninga,
59, also of Newberry, was taken
to Fraser Hospital in serious
The crash is still under inves-
tigation by FHP, but there was
no indiction that alcohol was
involved, Lt. William Leeper of
FHP said.
It marked the first traffic fa-
tality in Baker County of the
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Baker County School District
Constitutional Amendment: Property Tax Reform Impact

The Legislature returned for a second special session regarding property tax reform in
October and passed a revised property tax relief package that would provide $12.378
billion in tax relief over the next five years. The savings per homeowner is expected
to be about $240 per year or $20 per month or less than 67 cents per day. If
approved by 60% of voters on January 29, 2008, this new property tax relief package
would amend the constitution to change the current property tax system and impact
our school district as follows:

* Tangible Personal Property Tax the proposal would establish an exemption
from tax on the first $25,000 in value of tangible personal property used
in business. This provision would apply to school tax levies. The Baker
County Information Service Director projects the impact on our
school district would be a loss of $925,686 for next year (2008-2009).
Our district is projected to lose.$4,628,430 over the next 5 years (2008-

Save Our Homes Portability the proposal would allow a homeowner to
take up to $500,000 in value of their Save Our Homes differential and apply
it to reduce the taxable value of a new home. This provision would apply to
school tax levies. The projected impact on school districts statewide would
be a loss of nearly $84 million for next year and a loss of $1.1 billion over
the next 5 years.* The projected impact on our district would be a loss
of $33,757 for next year (2008-2009) and a loss of $319,926 over the
next 5 years (2008-2013).

The proposed Amendment has a legislative commitment to hold public school
funding harmless. Related to that school districts have NOT been given any
written guarantee that they will be held harmless and no funding source has
been identified to address the resulting loss of revenue. Future funding decisions
could, therefore, be left to chance.

The bottom line to the property tax reform constitutional amendment is that Florida
Stakeholders agree tax reform is needed. However, the potential impact of this
amendment is millions of dollars LESS going into Baker County classrooms.

According to the Florida Constitution Article IX, Section I, "The education of
children is a fundamental value of the people of the State of Florida. It is, therefore,
a paramount duty of the state to make adequate provision for the education of all
children residing within its borders. Adequate provision shall be made by law for a
uniform, efficient, safe, secure, and high quality system of free public schools that
allows students to obtain a high quality education..."

*Source: Office of Economic & Demographic Research. The Florida Legislature (12-5-07 Analysis)
Paid political advertisement, paid for and approved by the Baker County School District,
Paula Barton, Superintendent.
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Dear Union Member and Family:
Florida's working families are dealing with high insurance rates, a floundering housing market
and an unfair tax system. We need real reform to fix property taxes in our state. Unfortunately, the
legislature is pushing a proposal that won't give us the reform we need. In fact, itiwill make things
Amendment 1 will drastically cut funding for our local governments and slash the services we
rely on while doing nothing to fix Florida's unfair tax system. Supporters of this change are trying
to trick working families into taking what amounts to only $20 a month in order to give big busi-
nesses, part-time residents and wealthy beachfront property owners a tax haven.
It will result in over $12 billion in cuts for services that working families rely on such as police
and fire departments, local health care programs, road and infrastructure building, senior centers,
parks and libraries, and after school programs. Amendment 1 will force local governments to in-
crease fees to make up for some of these cuts, which will eat up much more than the $20 a month
families would supposedly get.
Over the next 5 years, Amendment 1 will cause our schools to lose $3 billion. Florida already
ranks 48th in the nation for school funding. How much lower can we go?
Amendment 1 threatens our jobs. It will cause road-building and construction projects to be
cancelled, threatening thousands of private-sector jobs, and will lead to massive layoffs for public
sector employees who make up 80% of Florida's labor movement.
It is essential to the labor movement, our communities, and our families to vote NO on Amend-
ment 1. The fact is, far from being 'reform'; Amendment 1 amounts to little more than a tax scam
that rewards big businesses and the wealthy at the expense of our communities.
Say NO to the Tallahassee Tax Scam, vote NO on Amendment 1 on January 29.
In Solidarity,
Vanessa Taylor-Harrell, President, Baker School Related Personnel Association
Paid political advertisement, paid for and approved by the Baker School Related Personnel Association.

THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, January 24, 2008 Page 9

Jackie Noblitt crowned 2008 Miss Teen Macclenny
cChosen from ten contestants, Jackie Noblitt, daughter of Steve and Samantha Stewart and Emmett and Lisa Noblitt, all of Glen
iSt. Mary, was crowned queen at the 2008 Miss Teen Macclenny Pageant held at the Baker County Middle School January 18.
[Sponsored by Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority, the pageant is a fund raiserfor college scholarships to benefit Baker County High
tSchool seniors desiring to enter the teaching profession. The 2008 pageant was dedicated to the memory of the late Westside
ilementarv principal Kim Brannan, a member of Delta Kappa Gamma. The teen beauties paraded across a stage set with a
Winter wonderland theme designed by MKD Design. For the third consecutive year, teacher Chris Armoreda served as master of
Ceremonies. Pictured above from left are Kellie Dopson, 2nd runner up; Jordan Perry, 1st runner up; Ms. Noblitt and Stephanie
Gross. 3rd runner up. Miss Jordan was also named Most Photogenic. Sponsor winners were Chelsea Johnson and Ms. Gross.


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"With baskets

J~ress Staff
A large basket laden with
items featuring a Valentine's
E)ay theme was on display at the
monthly meeting of the GFWC
Woman's Club of Macclenny
:January 17.
'l The basket is just one of a
,eres that club members have
tleen producing to raise money
fir their parent organization, the
4lorida Federation of Women's
tlubs. The money is specified
tor the FFWC president's special
rejectt for 2006-08.
.'love pr 4 ^weiawey" '
' Funds raised for the project
!go toward a scholarship to high
'school students who are cancer
survivors and plan to attend col-
lege. Individual clubs choose the
|way they raise the money and the
|Macclenny club does so through
its monthly basket raffle.
SMembers Trilby Crews and
'Peg Arand originally came up
[with the idea of producing a dif-
oferent basket for each month of
the club's calendar year that runs
PSeptember through May.
t The members brainstorm to-
gether to come up with different
themes for each basket and are
[always on the lookout for items
that match the theme which they
(donate to the project.
Baskets are displayed during
the monthly meeting and mem-
|bers purchase raffle tickets for
chances to win at $1 per ticket or
a group of six tickets for $5.
SWinners go home with the
,baskets and the money goes into
,the special project fund donated
nbnce a year to the FFWC state
office. In 2007, the Macclenny
club raised almost $400.
According to Ms. Crews, the
tone exception to donating the
anoney to the state office would
be to identify a local student
who qualifies.
"We would much prefer to
"donate the money to a Baker
iCounty student who is a cancer
survivor planning to attend col-
Qlege," said Ms. Crews. "We are
'looking to identify someone
bright now."
P To identify a local student,
(please contact Ms. Crews at
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knife fight
Both participants in a fight
the afternoon of January 21 at
the westbound Interstate 10 rest
area west of Sanderson ended up
hospitalized, one of them with i
serious throat laceration believed
caused by a knife.
John Crusaw Jr., 77, of Well-
born, Fla., a rest area mainte-
nance worker, said he was ap-
proached by motorist Raymond
Vanwinkle, 55, of Rock Hill, SC
on a walkway just outside the
center's building about 2:00 pm.
Both Mr. Crusaw and a witness
told Deputy Wayne Limbaugh
that Mr. Vanwinkle went to his
2000 Chevrolet Cavalier and re-
trieved a golf club.
Both said the assailant told
Mr. Crusaw no smoking is al-
lowed at the rest area, then
struck him on the right face with
the club, causing a laceration.
When the deputy arrived at
the scene, he found Mr. Vanwin-
kle near the rest rooms bleeding
from the left side of his throat.
He would give the deputy only
his name and birthdate.
One of the witnesses, identi-
fied as John Mongar, 49, of La-
Foliette, Tenn., said he saw Mr.
Crusaw defending himself with a
pocket knife during the ensuing
altercation that he and another
man broke up. Mr. Crusaw de-
nied having a knife, insisting the
throat wound was also caused by
the golf club.
No knife was found at the
scene, the officer noted.
Mr. Crusaw was treated at
Fraser Hospital and Mr. Van-
winkle was flown to Shands
Jacksonville. He is expected to
be charged with aggravated bat-
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age, a first-degree felony.
Several other potential wit-
nesses declined to give state-
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report states, "they were on the
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Dotsy McPherson,

66, diesJanuary 21
Dotsy Pelham McPherson,
66, of Glen St. Mary died Mon-
day, January 21 at Ed Fraser
Hospital following a long ill-
ness. She resided in Macclenny
all of her life and was the daugh-
ter of the late George H. Pelham
Sr. and Ida Mae Nipper Pelham.
She worked as a pharmacy tech-
nician at the former Raynor's
Pharmacy for 15 years. Mrs.
McPherson attended the Mid-
night Cry Ministry in Jackson-
Survivors include husband
L.H. "Scott" McPherson of
Glen St. Mary; daughters Teresa
Johnson (Horace) of Gilbert,
SC and Anita Smith (Jamie) of
Macclenny; son Scott McPher-
son (Nell) of Macclenny; sisters
Alene Rhoden (Joe) of Macclen-
ny and Jeanne Brooks (Bobby)
of Baldwin; grandchildren Gra-
cie Johnson, Bradford Johnson
and James Mac Smith; numer-
ous nieces and nephews.
The memorial service will be
held at 10:00 am Sunday, Janu-
ary 27 at Midnight Cry Minis-
try. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the ALS Asso-
ciation, 3247 Parkside Center
Circle, Tampa, FL 33619. Guer-
ry Funeral Home is in charge of

Sincere thanks
Our family would like to ex-
press its sincere thanks and ap-
preciation for all the visits, food,
cards, words of encouragement
and especially the prayers af-
ter the loss of our mother and
A.special.thank you to Rev.
Randy Williams, sRev. Ray
McKendree, the deacons, Gail
Griffis, Robin Mobley, Marcelle
Richardson, Clay Lyons and the
staff at V. Todd Ferreira Funeral

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

Holi n sChrcheuRcdh
.Hw : 127 ,Sanderson, FL
:S"n"day Sch"ool 1,0.,

Sunday School

9:45 a.m.

Sunday Morning Worship 11:00am.
Wed. Night Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
Videll W Williams Pastor

Vedco me
First Baptist Church
of Sanderson
SCR 229 S., Sanderson FL
Sunday School ....... 10:00 am
Sun. Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sun. Evening Worship ..6:00 pm
Wed. Eve. Bible Study..7:00 pm
AWANA Wed. Night.. 7:00 pm
Pastor Bob Christmas

'Launa BreeMonds

dies onJanuary 18th
Infant Launa Bree Monds, 19
months, of Glen St. Mary died
Friday, January 18, 2008 at Ed
Fraser Me-
morial Hos-

vors include
her parents
and Brooke
Monds of
Glen St.
Mary; sis-
ter Logan
Monds of
Glen St. Launa Bree Monds
Mary; ma-
ternal grandparents Lynwood
and Latryll Griffis of Mac-
clenny; maternal great-grand-
parents Mary Sue Thrift and
the late Willard Thrift of Mac-
clenny; paternal grandparents
Eston and Beverly Monds of
Glen St. Mary; paternal great-
grandparents Wesley and June
Lyons of Macclenny; numerous
aunts, uncles, cousins and lov-
ing friends.
The funeral service was
conducted January 21 at the
Christian Fellowship Temple
with Rev. Arnold Johns, pastor
of Glen Hill Primitive Baptist
Church, officiating, assisted by
Revs. Timmy Thomas and Da-
vid Thomas, pastors of Christian
Fellowship Temple. Interment
followed at Macedonia Ceme-
tery. Guerry Funeral Home was
in charge of arrangements.

Sing at NorthJax
SSeveral gospel groups from
surrounding counties, as well
as The Kingdom Heirs, Ivan
SParker and The Greenes, will be
Sfeathred' at North Jacksonville
Baptist Church on February fat'
7:00 pm.
For tickets and pricing call
735-5850. Doors will open at
6:00 pm.

GospelsingJan. 25
Road to Calvary Church will
have a gospel sing Friday, Janu-
ary 25 at 7:30 pm. Snacks will
be furnished after the sing.
The church is located at
Madison & Stoddard in Glen St.
Mary. Come and bring a friend.

573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am
Fellowship 10:30 am 11:00 am
Worship Services
11:00 am
S Wed. Bible Study
7:30 pm
Sam F. Kitching

January 23 service
for Buster Padgett
Buster Padgett, 66, died Sun-
day, January 20, 2008. He was
born in Macclenny July 24,
1941 to the
late Johnny
arqd Estel
Padgett. Mr.
Padgett was
a life-long
resident of
He worked
as a heavy
equipment Mr. Padgett
for the City of Macclenny and
retired after 34 years of service.
He was a member of Emmanuel
Baptist Church.
Mr. Padgett enjoyed fishing
and hunting, and was actively
involved with his church. He
also enjoyed spending time with
his grandchildren. He was pre-
deceased by children Lennie
Ann Padgett and Buster Padgett
Surviving family members
include his wife of 37 years,
Shirley J. Padgett of Macclen-
ny; children Dana Jean Padgett
of Gainesville, Johnny Matthew
Padgett (Heather) of Macclenny
and John Wesley Padgett (Kim-
berly) of Olustee; sister Peggy
Barton (Arlie) of Macclenny;
and six grandchildren.
The funeral service was held
Wednesday, January 23 at his
church with Pastor Dan Pow-
ers officiating. Interment fol-
lowed at Oak Grove Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the
direction ofV. Todd Ferreira Fu-
neral Services.

Delaine W. Raulerson, 53,
of Folkston, Ga. died Monday,
January 21, 2008 at her resi-
dence following a long illness.
She was a native of Charlton
County and a member of Camp
Pinckney Baptist Church. She
was preceded in death by her fa-
ther Henry Gaston "Moe" Will-
Survivors include husband
Dwight Raulerson of Folkston;
children Shannon K. Carter (To-
sha) of Folkston and Shawna R.
Griffin (Matthew) of Thomas-
ville; granddaughter Launa K.
Carter; mother Ruby Willing-
ham; sisters Sandra Bryant (Bill)
and Michelle Taylor (Carl), all
of Folkston, and Lorinda Harp-
er (Wayne) of Mountain View,
AR; brother Bo Willingham of
Folkston; many nieces, nephews
and close friends.
The funeral service will be
held Thursday, January 24 at her
church with Revs. David Beck-
ham and Wayne Harper offici-
ating. Burial will follow in the
church cemetery. Condolences
may be expressed by signing the
guest book at www.shepardsfh.
com. Arrangements are under
the direction of Shepard Funeral
Home in Folkston.

First Assembly

of God
Sunday School 9:30 am
Sunday Morning Worship 10:15 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 pm
Exalting Christ * Loving People
206 N. Fifth St.,Macclenny
Special Blessings School Readiness Center 259-8466 Pastor: Paul& Liz Hae

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Sunday Evening 6:00 pm McKay Scholarships for

Wednesday Night 7:00 pm
Youth Service Sun. 6:00 pm
Youth Service Wed. 7:00 pm

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iSunday Schoo-l 10:. am
Preaching Service l11:0 'am
Sunday Night Service 6O00 pm
WedniesdayService 00 pm

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Four blocks north of Hwy. 90 in Macclenny
Pastor Donnie E. Williams ** 259-4529

Paul Jeffrey Strickland, 46,
of Macclenny died January 20,
2008. He
was born
in Dayton,
Ohio on De-
cember 20,
1961 to Mr.
Lee Strick-
land and
Judith Ann
Mr. Strick-
land served Mr. Strickland
in the Unit-
ed States Navy. He moved to
Macclenny 11 years ago from
Starke. He worked as an on-air
host for WJXR 92.1 FM for ten
years. Mr. Strickland was a lov-
ing father and husband. He en-
joyed Texas hold'em poker and
swimming with his boys. He
also loved his family and God
dearly. He was predeceased by
his brother Karl Anthony Strick-
Survivors include his wife of
13 years, Melissa L. Strickland;
father and mother Ken and Judy
Strickland of Keystone Heights;
children Kaleb Sean Strickland
and Anthony Paul Strickland;
sister Kathryn Sofield of Key-
stone Heights and many nieces
and nephews.
The funeral service will be
held Friday, January 25 at 2:00
pm at V. Todd Ferreira Funeral
Services with Elder John W.
Yarbrough officiating. Interment
will follow at South Prong Cem-
etery. The family will receive
friends for visitation on Thurs-
day, January 24 from 6:00-8:00
pm at the funeral home.

Mt. Zion N.C.

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

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

Delaine Raulerson, PaulJ. Strickland

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shot down over Germany and
he was a POW in Mooseburg.
He received the Air Medal and
a Good Conduct Medal and was
honorably discharged.
Mr. Taylor graduated vale-
dictorian of his class from St.
George High School. He later
graduated from Jones Business
College and went to work for
Great Southern Trucking Com-
pany in 1947. He remained with
the company through many
mergers, and retired from Ryder
Truck Lines in 1985.
Mr. Taylor was an active
member of Arlington Baptist
Church from 1949-1986. His
family then joined First Baptist
Church of Macclenny in 1986,
where he continued to serve on
numerous committees until his
death. He was involved with the
Florida Baptist Home for Chil-
dren as a trustee and also with
the State Mission Committee.
One of his greatest enjoyments
was watching sports with his
family. Mr. Taylor was an avid
fan of the Florida Gators, Jack-
sonville Jaguars and the Atlanta
Braves. He also enjoyed golf-
Survivors include his wife
of 58 years, Inez Sands Tay-
lor; daughter Sandra Louise
Taylor of Macclenny; son Lon-
nie James Taylor Jr. (Lori) of
Powder Springs, GA; grand-
daughters Jennifer Delapaz
(Timii) of Jacksonville, Cartri
Cooley ( pug) &QRjnge Park,
Brooke and Daryn Taylor of
Powder Springs; great-grandson
Brayden Delapaz; sisters Mary
Brannon (Grover) and Myrtice
Walker (Ben) of Glen St. Mary;
aunt Bernice Brown of Madison
and numerous cousins, nieces
and nephews also'survive.
The funeral service was held
Tuesday, January 22 at his church
with pastors Edsel Bone, John
Montgomery and Ray McKen-
dree officiating. Interment fol-
lowed at Oak Grove Cemetery
with full military rites. In lieu
of flowers, please make contri-
butions to the Bound for Glory
Building Fund at First Baptist
Macclenny, P.O. Box 391 Mac-
clenny, Florida 32063. Arrange-
ments were under the direction
of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Ser-

Cornerstone CMC
South Blvd. & 7th St.
Pastor Keith Thomas
Sunday School 10:00 am
Sunday Morning 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night4 ,. ,.0 pm






THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, January 24, 2008 Page 11
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In memory of
Jessalyn M. Combs

I miss you so much.
I can't tell you how many times
I have wished you were here.
S I often end up sharing those
moments with you in my mind.

I find myself imagining what
your reaction would be to cer-
tain things, or what I would say
to you if you were still here.
When something happens that I
know would make you laugh or
when I see or hear something
that I know would make you

It reminds me of how blessed I
am to have had you in my life
to share things with and yet,
there's the sadness that we can't
share that closeness anymore.

I understand now what people
mean when they say "bit-
tersweet, but no amount of
missing you can ever take away
the sweetness of loving you so

Jessalyn Combs
Jason (Jake) Hodges
This year for your birthday,
there will be no party planned
or invitations sent. Just me
standing at your grave, remem-
bering the both of you and all
the times we spent. I'll light a
candle on that day and hope my
wish comes true: to live each
day blessed with memories and
my eternity spent with you.

5generations of illises greet the new year...
Five generations of the Willisfamilyposedfor this photo on New Year's Day. They in-
clude (l-r) grandmother Wendy Jones, great-grandfather Carl Willis Jr., great-great
grandmother Helen Willis of Macclenny, (front) Cortney Willis and her son Daniel
Carl Highsmith. With the exception of Helen Willis, all are from Jacksonville.
Photo courtesy of Helen Willis.

Ms. Conner and Mr. Blanchard

April wedding
Megan Connor and Chuck
Blanchard, both of Wisconsin,
will be marriedApril 18, 2008 at
Huguenot Park in Jacksonville.
Megan is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Connor of
Wisconsin. Chuck is the son of:
Taina i'Blachd'fi'"6f GleniSt'' '
Mary andCa rlaes Blncharcd1 r.
of Jacksonville.
A reception will be held at the
Macclenny Woman's -Club fol-
lowing the wedding ceremony.
All family and friends are in-
vited to attend.

Thanks to many
Thanks to all the businesses,
churches, schools, ministries,
restaurants, local and state as-
sociations and family members
that contributed to our Resident
Annual Christmas Party. Thanks
to your generous support; it was
a happy and joyous occasion.
Best wishes for the new year.

Pageant date change
The Miss Baker County, Miss
Macclenny, Miss Glen pageant
will be held Sunday, January 27
at 2:00 pm at the Baker County
High School.
Please note this a date change
from Saturday, January 26th.
For more information, call
Tami Yarborough at 259-4407.

Airman Jeremy Wicker

Finishes AF basic
Air Force Airman Jeremy A.
Wicker has graduated from six
weeks of basic military training
at Lackland Air Force Base, San
Antonio, Texas.
He is the son of Diane Wicker
of Macclenny and Freddy Wicker
of Sanderson. Airman Wicker is
a 2007 graduate of Baker County
High School.

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

Come and magnify the Lord and worship with us
Glen Friendship Tabernacle
Clinton Ave.'- Glen St. Mary
WJXR Radio Service Sunday. ... 8:30 am
Morning Worship Service...... 10:30 am
v Children's Church ............ 11:30 am
an.c... .. ... 6.00 pm
Bible Study (Wed.)............. 7:30 pm
SRev. Albert Starling Home: 259-3982 Church: 259-6521

23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Services 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting 7:00 pm
Pastor J. C. Lauramore Welcomes All

First Baptist Church
"A Beacon to Sunday School 9:45 AM
Baker County" Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 AM
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 PM
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM
Dr. Randy Williams, Senior Pastor
Perry Hays, Associate Pastor


Happy Birthday
We love and miss you dearly.

Arbor Day treeplanting atMES
Chelsie Burrier (left) and Wesley Riley, second graders in Ms. Sabaka's class at
Macclenny Elementary, take a turn shoveling dirt during an Arbor Day tree planting
January 18. Baker County forester Andy Lamborn, along with U.S. Forest Service
rangers Jessica Powers and Rick Baker, transported the trees and prepared the holes
for planting. Horticulture extension agent Barbara Smith presented helpful informa-
tion on the right way to plant a tree using soil, water, fertilizer and mulch. A variety
of trees such as river birch, red maple, dogwood and watercup oak were donated for
the event by Mulch n' More in Macclenny. PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN

Macclennygetsgrantfor new engine
A $288,800 federal grant has been awarded to the City of Mac-
clenny fire department through the Fiscal Year 2007 Assistance to
Firefighters program. The funding will be used for the purchase of a
new fire engine.
The program is administered by the Department of Homeland Se-
curity in cooperation with the US Fire Administration to assist rural,
urban and suburban fire departments and non-affiliated emergency
medical services organizations throughout the United States. Funds
can be used for training, equipment, personal protective equipment,
wellness and fitness, vehicle acquisition and health and safety modifi-
cations to stations and facilities.
The grant announcement was made by the office of Congressman
Ander Crenshaw (R-Jacksonville), whose district includes Baker

*Table Linens & Chair Covers
Column Sets, Candelabras, Tables
*Floral Arrangements
Chocolate Fountain & much morel
Come visit our full service showroom!
8 E. Macclenny Ave., Maccenny

',259-8397o 7 571-6620



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

Senior Pastor
David Thomas

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

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

Associate Pastor
Tim Thomas

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

pm. Yout/ Raslor
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One Family Serving Another
V Todd, Amber, Emma & Ellie Ferreira
Now offering the Provisional Design Pre-arrangement Program
Grief Support Group, 1 st Tuesday of the Month, 10:00 am
Mae White, Coordinator
250 North Lowder St., Macclenny 259-5700

THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, January 24, 2008 Page 12

Sp orts

Cats now 11-9 with wins over

Bradford, Clay; loss to Nassau

The Wildcat basketball team
continue to stack up some wins
despite not playing what Coach
Charles Ruise calls "our best
basketball." The team defeated
Bradford and Clay Counties, but
stumbled against West Nassau
during the past week.
The Cats nudged by Bradford
and squeaked by Clay, but lost to
West Nassau by nine points.
"I felt that we came out this
week and didn't display our best
basketball," said Ruise. "The
kids played hard, but we were
just a little too careless in some
key situations down the stretch."
The Cats opened the week
with a 64-58 win over Bradford
County on Tuesday in the BCHS
gym. Both team started slow and
couldn't quite get off the mark.
BCHS led 9-5 at the end of the
period and then picked up the
pace in the second stanza.
The Cats went back into the
gym up 28-20 with Delano Paige,
Ike Parker and Josh Wiseman

shooting the ball well from the
outside. BCHS managed to edge
farther ahead in the third period
and then keep the Tornadoes at
arms length in the fourth.
Paige was leading scorer with
20. Wiseman had 19 and Parker
15 points.
The Wildcats' only stumble
came on Friday on the road in
Callahan. The West Nassau War-
riors trailed the Cats deep into the
second period before breaking
open a close game in the fourth
period to win 70-61.
The Cats led 12-9 in the first
period and well into the second
before West Nassau took over.
BCHS tied the game at 44 at the
end of the third period, but the
Warriors came storming back on
a 26-17 run to seal the game.
Baker High scoring was led
by Wiseman's 24 points and 18
from Parker. Wiseman connected
on 3-three point shots and Kyle
Kennedy hit 2.
The Cats blew a nine-point

lead in the fourth quarter and had
to hold on to win 47-46 against
Clay County at home on Satur-
day. Baker High had 38-29 edge
over the Blue Devils entering
the fourth period, but Clay came
storming back with a 17-9 run to
almost steal the win.
Wiseman was the only Wild-
cat in double figures with 15;
Paige had 8 and Darvin Ruise 7
points.. Kennedy added another
pair of threes.
This coming week is pivotal
to Coach Charles Ruise's hopes
for a high seeding in the district
tournament. "We're needing to
win out against Ridgeview, Mid-
dleburg and Suwannee to give us
a shot at the second seed."
The Cats are currently 11-9
overall and 4-3 in the district.
They host Middleburg on Thurs-
day and the Suwannee Bulldogs
on Saturday. Game times are
6:00 and 7:30 pm.

Giant win in 'Packer weather' was

impressive, but enough to beat Pats

Who'd have figured that the
New York Football Giants would
have managed
to win their way F T
into the Super
Certainly not ROBERT
the odds mak-
Certainly not the commenta-
And, come .to think of it, .cer-
tainrl -t iid.I huad written ff
the Giants just as everyone wrote
off the San Diego Chargers. The
Chargers couldn't possibly stand
up to the Patriots and the Giants
didn't have a shot against Brett
Favre and the mighty Packers.
After all, it was Perfect Pack-
er Weather. The on the ground
temperature was -4 with a wind
chill at -24. It was the Ice Bowl
all over again. Brett Favre was
in top form, the Packers were
healthy. There was no way the
Giants could win.
Oops. Nobody told Tom
The former Jaguar mentor had
the team ready to play and had
the team that could challenge the
The Giants, you see, can ha-
rass a quarterback like nobody's
business. They gave Tony Romo
of the Cowboys fits last week and
they hurried Favre all game. In
the final third of Sunday's game,
Favre was not at all on target. He

was hurried and forced to make
off-target throws.
On the other
side of the ball,
A Y the much-ma-
ligned Eli Man-
'GERARD ning was making
plays and avoid-
ing mistakes.
For the third straight game he
didn't turn the ball over. To top
that off, his receivers were catch-
'':' Jjust .bout anything he sefit
their way.
That particularly is the case
with Plaxico Burris, who hasn't
practiced with the team most of
the season because of a high an-
kle sprain. He had a career game,
154 yards in pass receptions and
when Manning needed a big
play, Burris made it.
The running game was okay
but the passing game was right
on target.
It will have to stay that way if
the Giants stand a chance against
the Patriots. The 18-0 Pats need
one more game for a perfect
season. The only other time that
has happened was the 1972 Dol-
phins. The Pats, who have won
three Super Bowls in the Tom
Brady-era are, one win away and
want it badly.
They are being crowned by
most people before the game
even begins. That might be a
little premature.
If there is a team with a chance

All-Star game was defensive

battle with the West winning
With quarterback Carlos Holton forced out of the lineup by his 1gal
woes, the East/West All-Star game at Columbia High on Monday was
a defensive battle. The West All Stars capitalized on a turnover, and
turned it into the only score of the inaugural event.
Neither team managed much in the way of offense in the game post-
poned from Friday to Monday night because of bad weather. Both the
East and West stars ran head-on into inspired defensive play.
All-star games can either be run-and-gun affairs with high scoring,
or defensive battles due to neither team really settling into a rhythm.
This game was definitely the latter.
The West got its only score when Lafayette's Kyle Pearson capital-
ized on an East miscue. Newberry quarterback Guy Brown's lateral
went astray and Pearson, the Defensive Player of the Game, picked it
up and ran it in for the score. The PAT by Branford's Brett Suggs sailed
through the uprights.
Baker High coach Bobby Johns' East squad had a chance to get back
in the game almost immediately. Chris Martinez of Columbia High re-
covered a fumble deep in West territory. But Brown was sacked at the
35 to secure the win for the West.
BCHS running back Lucious Lee was the Offensive Player of the
Game. He finished with 72 yards rushing on 11 carries.



to beat the Patriots it's the Giants.
That's because Michael Strahan
isn't going to let Brady sit in the
pocket and pick them apart. Stra-
han will rush and rush and rush.
The Giants don't blitz a lot,
so the receivers won't be wide
open. They don't have to blitz
with their outstanding line.
The Patriots will probably still
win, but it will be a fun Super

Lady Cats in am,

losses in 3 straight

If the weather was bad outside,
the basketball fortunes were just
as rough for the Lady Wildcat
basketball team. The Cats had
a very tough week, losing three
straight district games in the run-
up to the district tournament next
The ladies fell to Bradford,
Ridgeview and Alachua Santa
Fe. The only remaining home
game is Senior Night on Friday
against Yulee.
The Cats lost 67-46 to the
Bradford County Tornados on
Jan. 14. The girls kept the game
close throughout the first half,
but got blown out in the second
Baker High took a 28-27 lead
into the half the Cats swapped
baskets with the Tornados on
their home court in Starke. But
Bradford took a page out of the
Wildcats' book and started the
second half on fire.
They turned up the tempo in
the third period, and out scored
BCHS 20-6 in the third period.
In the fourth it was more of
the same as the Tornados blew
through the shell-shocked Baker
County squad 20-12.
Brittany Ruise led the Lady
Cats with 15 points and Destiny
de la Pena had 12. In an indica-
tion of how well Bradford con-
trolled the offensive and defen-
sive boards, de la Pena was the
leading rebounder with five.
The Cats might have hoped
for an easier time at Ridgeview,
a team they defeated by 11 points
in December, but it was not to
happen as the Panthers scratched
out a 50-49 win.
BCHS held a narrow lead
through the first three quarters,
then the Panthers pulled ahead
late in the game to snatch the
The teams stayed even in the
first half and were knotted at 25
at intermission. BCHS pulled
ahead in the third period and led
37-31 after three. But Ridgeview
got the shots when they counted
and regrouped to hand BCHS a
heartbreaking one-point loss.
Ruise had 24 points to lead
the scorers and Michele Lopez

Updated bal facilities needed


Mike Crews

As a child growing up in Bak-
er County, as well as in my adult
days, I have many fond memo-
ries of the Knabb Sports Com-
plex and the facilities there. Af-
ter all, I started playing baseball
there when I was five years old,
and continued playing organized
ball there on into my 30s.
From T-ball to high school
ball, and later with men's church
and city league softball teams,
the memories go on and on. I
am giving you this background
so that you'll understand that my
opinion of what needs to happen
in Baker County will only go
to provide generations of youth
to come the same memories I
The fact is that the Knabb
complex in the heart of Macclen-
ny has passed its prime. I know
that this won't shock a lot of you
reading this, but counties all
around Florida have built new,
state-of-the-art facilities that not
only provide a safe place to play,
but also provide another source
of revenue. Building a new base-
ball and softball complex here in
the county could provide major
opportunities if done correctly,
and might even open the door
for new leagues and tournament
Some of you that probably
could care less about the talk
of new ball parks, but I believe
there are a number of folks who
would agree with me. Some
families take their kids to other
cities and communities because
there are better opportunities in
neighboring places.
This column isn't meant to
knock any of the fine folks who
help to serve as volunteers for
our youth in Baker County.
There are many wonderful peo-

Sltdown with


added 10. The Cats were again
under double figures in rebound-
ing with de la Pena pulling down
7 boards and Meagan Osteen
snatching 6.
Santa Fe opened strong and
stayed strong throughout Fri-
day's game in Alachua to sweep
the season series with BCHS.
They led buzzer-to-buzzer to
take a 67-50 district win.
The Raider opening quar-
ter was fast-paced and they ran
up a 20-12 lead. They led at the
half 37-23, and although Santa
Fe took the foot off the gas in
the second half, it kept BCHS at
arm's length.
De la Pena had a big night
scoring with 23 points and Ruise
had 18. But they were pretty
much the offense for the Lady
Cats. Kiana Parker led the re-
bounders with 14 and Caitlin
Griffis pulled down 7.

Wresders pin

6-A Columbia

The Wildcat wrestling team
got a big win this week when it
stopped 6A Columbia High 48-
30. The grapplers had a good ef-
fort across the board against the
The night was a special one for
the senior wrestlers, who were
recognized before the match.
The seniors include Timmy and
Robert Mason, Raphael Jack-
son, Matt Stuhr, Joshua Trippett,
Chris Holland, Joshua Hodges,
Sarah Combs, James Murray,
David Corona and Michael Wil-

The wrestlers also performed
well at the Ridgeview Duals
on Saturday. Chris Tran, David
Smith, Garrett Thompson and Is-
sac Koenig all wrestled well for
the Cats.
"They performed really well,"
said Coach Junior Eugene. "But
most importantly, these young
wrestlers demonstrated signs of
a promising future."
The wrestlers will travel to
Terry Parker on Friday for a

pie associated with the leagues
who do a great job with what
they have to work with. This is
about the facilities, and the fact
that while the parks that we have
today certainly serve a purpose,
we are way behind the times.
There has been talk in the
recent years about the county
acquiring new land to build a
softball facility. What has hap-
pened with this conversation? I
don't claim to be up-to-date on
the county commission, but do
remember that this land was ac-
tually purchased several years
back in order to build a new fa-
Many young men drive into
Jacksonville, Lake City and
Folkston to play in organized
softball leagues. Why can't we
have the same here so that peo-
ple don't have to get in their cars
and leave the county?
Because we don't have the fa-
cilities to support such leagues,
and frankly this has been known
for years. One of the softball
fields also serves as the senior
baseball field, leaving only one
other field to share between
men's and women's church
groups, and a now-defunct men's

city league softball.
It has been over eight years
now since that league was in
operation, and I miss it greatly.
Another reason for having this
type of facility is to offer tour-
nament play. At the youth and
men's level, there are organized
teams all over the state that play
weekly tournaments during the
summer. Having them in Baker
County would not only bring in
folks to spend their money at
our stores and restaurants, but
they would also pay to play in
the tournament, which could be
used to turn these new parks into
a source of revenue.
This all sounds very simple
to me, of course. There are
those who will say that what we
have is all we need, and I cer-
tainly respect that opinion. On
the other hand, take a drive over
by the current facilities and see
if you don't agree that we need
to upgrade. After all, wouldn't
we all want to provide our kids,
and adults for that matter, with a
great new place to play?
Remember, if you have a
take on sports, email it to me at


ESTATE OF File No.: 02-2007-CP-0055

The administration of the estate of CARISSA
PAIGE WIGGINS, deceased, File Number 02-2007-
CP-0055, is pending in the Circuit Court for Baker
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is 339 East MacClenny Avenue, MacClenny,
Florida, 32063. The names and addresses of the
Personal Representative and the Personal Repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.

The Baker County Board of Commission is soliciting
proposals from licensed and insured companies to
install approximately 400 feet of 4" gutter down-
spouts and 280 lineal feet of 6 inch aluminum gut-
ter around the roof of the Emily Taber Public Library
located at 14 West Mclver Avenue in Macclenny. In
addition minor patchwork-involving replacement pf
approximately 50 feet of eve drip and 200 square
feet of black roofing paper and tar under an existing
metal roof will be required.
Contractors are required to provide all materials,
labor and equipment including scaffolding or lift
necessary to reach the 40-foot height of the build-
ing work area. All interested parties are required
to submit the proposals in a format that specifies
the installed cost per lineal foot for down spouts
and gutters and square foot on the patchwork. All
proposals are required to be submitted in a sealed
envelope marked "Emily Taber Library Gutter and
Roof Repairs."

All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's All proposals'are delivered to the
estate, including ufithFitifeYd cbrtlhgeent 6r1rlIq'- -"' Baker'Cod6itdrfii1TsftrAitVtiffices located at 55
uidated claims, on whom.a copy of this notice is ,,North Third Street,..Maclenny, Florida, 32063 by"
served must file their claim with this Court WITHIN 5:00 P.M. January 29, 2008. Bid Packets are avail-
THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE able at this same address and also at the pre-bid

All other creditors of the decedent and persons
having claims or demands against the decedent's
estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliqui-
dated claims, must file their claims withth is court
The date of the first publication of this Notice is
January 17, 2008.
David H. Peek
Florida Bar No. 266231
501 Riverside Avenue, Suite 601
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Telephone: 904-399-1609
Facsimile: 904-399-1615
Attorneys for Petitioner
Donald Duran
Personal Representative
10647 Hollie Road
Glen St. Mary, Florida 32040
Melinda L. Duran
Co-Personal Representative
10647 Hollie Road
Glen St. Mary, Florida 32040
CASE NO: 02-2007-CP-0061

The administration of the estate of Trista
Wanelle Coleman, Deceased, whose date of death
was August 30, 2007, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Baker County, Florida, Probate Division, File
Number 02-2007-CP-0061, the address of which
is 339 East.MacClenny Avenue, MacClenny, Florida,
32063. The names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against decedent's es-
tate, including unmatured, contingent or unliqui-
dated claims, and who have been served a copy of
this notice, must file their claims with this Court
All other creditor's of the decedent and other
persons who have claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent
or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with
The date of the first publication of this Notice is
January 17, 2008.
Hugh D. Fish, Jr.
Florida Bar No. 0242861
Post Office Box 531
Macclenny, Florida 32063
904-259-6606 or 6705
Attorney for Personal Representative
Donald R. Coleman

A pre-bid conference will be held on January 17,
2008 at the Emily Taber Public Library, located at
14 West Mclver Ave, Macclenny, Florida, beginning
at 11:00 A.M.
Baker County reserves the right to seek clarifica-
tion on all responses and waive any formality at
Baker County's discretion when the resulting prod-
uct is cost effective and in the best interest of the
P.O. BOX 1120, US 90 WEST
GLEN ST. MARY, FL. 32040-1120
Phone (904) 259-4375 FAX (904) 259-6146
The following vehicle will be sold at public
auction February 8, 2008 at 10:00 am, at Higgin-
botham's Towing & Recovery, US 90 West, Glen
St. Mary, FL. 32040.
1998 Kia 4 door
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County
Commissioners of Baker County, Florida, will con-
duct a public hearing and adoption of the proposed
Resolution whose title herein after appears, to be
heard Tuesday, February 5, 2008 commencing at
6:00 p.m., at 55 North Third Street, Macclenny,
Florida. A copy of the proposed Resolution may
be inspected by any member of the public at the
office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the Baker
County Courthouse in Macclenny, Florida. On the
date above mentioned, all interested parties may
appear and be heard with respect to this proposed
Resolution. -

Resolution 2007-32

1/24-31 -
Call for Letters of Interest and Statements of
Qualification to provide Engineering, Design, Per-
mitting, Construction Phase Services and Other
Related Services for Solid Waste Management for
the New River Solid Waste Assogcation (NRSWA),
located 2.5 miles north of Raiford, Florida on State
Road 121 in Union County, Florida. The NRSWA ex-
pects that interested individuals and firms to make
every effort to assemble a team with the requisite
expertise and qualifications to perform required
professional engineering services. The selection
process for obtaining the above stated professional
engineering services.shall be governed by Section
287.055, Florida Statutes, known as the Consultant
Competitive Negotiation Act (CCNA).
Interested parties are to contact Lydia Greene,
Office Manager, at New River Regional Landfill at
386-431-1000 or by mail to NRSWA, P.O. Box 647,
Raiford, FL 32083 to request a copy of the Request
for Qualifications, (RFQ) #08-01. The DEADLINE
for submittal in response to this RFQ is February 8,
2008 at 5:00 pm.

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Principal's List 2nd Nine Weeks

6th Grade: Kasey Alford, Tyler Braddy, Kaleb Carter, Emily Collins, Samantha
Dendauw, Taylor Dopson, Forrest Elledge, Emily Farley, Hawke Forbes, Anthony Griffis,
'Stephanie Griner, Brandi Harrison, Abigail Hinson, James Johns, Jonathan Kirkland, Shelby
:Kuhr, Taylor Matthews, Mason Mobley, Malory Osteen, Dylan Raulerson, Alexander Regis-
ter, Chelsea Rhoden, Mason Sweat, Genie Taylor, Tyler Wendel, Hunter Williams, Mackenzie
7th Grade: Patrick Berry, Robert Brannan, Victoria Chisholm, William Clarkson,
Bethanie Crews, Bronson Davis, Haley Dopson, Dustin Haller, Mary Hart, Crysta Hilton,
Johnathan Lamb, Reagan Mckendree, Emily Meadows, Caleb Rodgers, Summer Sparks,
Caban Tarte, Brooke Taylor, Allison Wagstaff, Ashley Wheeler, Ethan Wilkerson, Jaden Wil-
'liams, Ashley Zawolik
8th Grade: Tiffany Braddy, John Burnsed, Matthew Cantrell, Garrett Combs, Kayla
Cornn, Taylor Crummey, Robert Dietz, Shirley Duran, Derica Harvey, Autumn Jackson,
Sarah Jackson, Michael Jones, Dawn Mack, Marissa Miller, Samuel Murphy, Diana Nguyen,
Jordan Perry-ruiz, Dustin Phillips, Robert Preston, Kallie Raulerson, Logan Raulerson,
Mackenzie Rohde, Caitlyn Smith
High Honor Roll
6th Grade: Leilah Adams, Olivia Adams, Ashton Adkins, Dalaney Arabie, Kaila Baldwin,
Evan Barrett, Kourtni Bennett, Kelsey Berry, Amy Bradley, Teyanna Brown, Aaron Burnsed,
Hunter Chambers, Timothy Chancey, Tyler Cole, Christopher Combs, Meagan Conners, Kai-
tlyn Corder, Jared Crews, Caleb Cushman, Mikki Evans, Sarah Farnesi, Palmer Ferguson,
Mikal Flores, Glenna Godwin, Zachary Graham, Braden Gray, Grant Gregory, Reba Guin,
Taylor Hancock, Mekenzi Hand, Branden Harden, Clara Harvey, Reba Hines, Brittni Hodges,
Mercer Holt, Kristina Jasonek, Randall Johns, Taylor Johnson, Lexy Knabb, Ashli Knapp, Ma-
cie Lawrence, Colton Lee, Winston Lewis, Shelby Mechum, Katelyn Medecke, Mason Miller,
Bayliegh Moore, Kailey Murphy, Shelby Murray, Casen Noles, Brittany Norrell, Nicholas
Norton, Mallory O'donnell, Kaden Orender, Sara Pettyjohn, Kiala Pigott, Danielle Raulerson,
Autumn Ray, Latesha Robinson, Chelsea Sanderson, Breianna Sapp, Mikala Schaeffer, Zacha-
ry Shumate, Rachel Sibley, Paige Smola, Sarah St. John, Brookelyn Starling, Sarah Strohmetz,
'Miranda Tanner, Victoria Tharpe, Madison Thompson, Quinton Vose, Jolonda Watts, Amber
Welbom, Destiny Yarbrough
7th Grade: Tyler Baldwyn, Hunter Bell, Danielle Blow, James Brookins, Rachel Cham-
bers, Isis Cooper, Megan Crawford, Aaron Crews, Korie Crummey, Jessica Davis, Andrea
eDempsey, Lacey England, James Fannin, Mariah Givens, Sarah Harrell, Angela Hines, Kayla
Holland, Austin Hostetler, Angel Hurst, William Johnson, William Lauramore, David Long,
Emil Lyons, James Mckelvey, Landon Mitchell, Colin Moore, Brittanny Namwises, Baleigh
Nipper, Taylor Odom, Timothy Padgett, Corlis Raulerson, Amber Richardson, Shiloh Richard-
son, Brittany Riley, Jacqueline Roberts, Levi Sapp, Kaylan Stafford, Keifer Starn, Madison
Stephens, Jayson Steven,.Travis Stewart, Cheyanne Whitton, Craylon Williams
8th Grade: James Aldous, Jessica Baker, Hailey Baldwyn, Matthew Blanks, Kaitlyn
Branch, Robert Branch, Travis Brandt, Colton Butcher, Nicholas Carr, Cindy Chisholm,
,,Stephanie Collett, Dalton Combs, Shelby Driggers, Lindsay Drury, Nicholas Dukeman, Mark
Flores, Catherine Fraze, Kelton Givens, Malone Hadley, Kelsey Harris, Megan Harvey, Chan-
telle Holmes, Kailan Howell, Cale Johnson, Taylor Jones, AustenKing, Jared Lee, Billie Mur-
ray, Dalton Nipper, Victoria Paulson, Whitney Raley, Brittany Ray, Lance Rayburn, Tianna
Raysor, Cody Reeves, Elizabeth Renninger, Matthew Sawyer, Charles Simpson, Thomas Sirk,
Sheila Small, Brandon Smith, Hayden Stevens, Hunter Sullivan, Richard Tharpe, Chelsea
Thompson, Leslie Trawick, Taylor Truluck, Sarah Whitehead, Adam Williams, James Wood
Honor Roll
6th Grade: April Betz, Aaron Corder, Ja'cara Gartrell, Reginald Hayes, Branda Jarvis,
Lexie Silguero, Matthew Smith, Megan Smith, Julia Tedesco, Kevin Thomas, Shawn Thomas,
Kathryn Thompson, Jordan Turner, Jered White, Sydney Williford
7th Grade: Taylor Adkins, Joshalyn Brown, Steven Buhler, Casey Dinkins, Brianna Fer-
nandez, Amberly Lewis, Ashley Mercer, Lillian Neal, Devin Norman, Katie O'connor, Mandy
0Pakes, Ashley Paige, Shanice Paige, Anna Pass, Jordan Railey, Benny Richardson, Danielle
'Sapp, Chandler Taylor, Morrissa Taylor, Kaitlyn Warren
8th Grade: Abigail Bennett, Elizabeth Boldry, Mason Bussey, Ashleigh Crain, Caden
'Gore, Brianna Gray, Tanner Hughes, Kelsee Johnson, Jack Kirkland, James Markham, Tyler
;Mobley, Robert Norris, Hailey Palmer, Alisha Ploucher, Ashleigh Rafuse, Ta'kenya Ruise,
'Jena Sands, Hope Simmons, Joshua Smallwood, Zackery Spencer, Bradley Stone, Taylor
'Thompsdn, Brittany Tillis, Nathan Troupe, Danielle Westberry, Joshua Willey

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t, 1st Grade: Cheyenne Adcock, Eric Anderson, Kristopher Angelo, Madison Armstrong,
Kaylee Baity, Madison Barton, Major Batten, Loriann Bliss, Chayce Britt, Jared Brown,
Dawson Byrd, Kylie Carter, Noah Carter, Ray Charles, Makayla Clevenger, Austin Cole,
,Brandon Combs, Jaycee Crawford, Cadee Crawford, Tyler Crews, Allie Crummey, Isaiah
Daniel, Austin Dash, Michael Davis, Lucas Davis, Marcus Dialo, Hac Do, Yumari Farmer,
Peyton Ferry, Leven Fish, Alyssa Flakowicz, Grant Forbes, Blayne Fraser, Morgan Green,
Carsyn Griffis, Megan Harrell, Ashlhynn Harris, Devin Hartley, Dylan Hartley, Mason Hick-
man, Alex Himmelhaver, Skylar Hinson, Ryan Holt, Hunter Johns, Sierra Jones, Anastasia
Keeney, Rilynn Kelley, Colby Kennedy, Emily King, Kelton Knabb, Garett Lewis, Dawson
Long, Lydia Lovingood, Kendall Manucy, Raegan Mash, Noah McCollum, Mackenzie
McNeil, Hayley McRae, Rachel Mechum, Cody Milton, Jordan Mobley, Trent Mobley, Kai-
tlynn Morefield, Logan Muse, Layla Nettles, Lacey Nordstrom, Cheyenne Norman, Alyssa
Norman, Justin Norman, Hannah Oralls, Gareth Parker, Zachary Randall, Dixie Raulerson,
Dillon Ray, Angela Register, Brooklyn Rhoden, Abbie Ruis, Gabrielle Schoolcraft, Briana
Smallwood, Dalton Starling, Marydith Stidham, Cadeyn Swindell, Brandi Taylor, Han-
nah Teerlink, Haley Theophile, Zachary Thomas, Kimberly Thrower, Detriq Watkins, Zade
:Weeks, Caleb Wilkerson, Jaylyn Williams
2nd Grade: T.J. Albaniel, Cody Barfield, Gregory Barrios, Cameron Blow, Avery Bryan,
Mitchell Crain, Abigail Craven, Jackson Davis, Blake Dicks, Elizabeth DiPerna, Bryce Don-
aldson, Allie England, Shelbey Frits, Alyssa Giddens, Emma Gipson, Selena Gonzalez, Zac
Gregory, Danielle Hardin, Karli Harvill, Destini Hires, Jarren Hodges, Nick Howell, Keiara
Jackson, Katelyn Jay, S.L. Johns, Jamon Jones, Ty Kelly, Tucker Kinghom, Krystyn Kings-
ley, Lucas Kish, Britney Lauramore, Madisyn Looby, Lia Love, Sierra McCawley, Haley Mc-
Cullough, Tara McDowell, Danae Miller, Mallory Morgan, Larry Mulligan, Karlee Nelson,
Minh-Trang Nguyen, Chase Nielsen, Dalton Padgett, Kaitlin Padgett, Carson Padgett, Grace
Raysor, Makenzie Rhoden, Wesley Riley, Braeden Sanders, Clayt Smith, Jarquez Stewart,
,Alyssa Thrift, Mallory Tomlin, Jordan Vanvactor, Reagan Wilds, Dawson Yarborough
3rd Grade: Anna Bowen, Hunter Brittain, Avery Canaday, Travion Clayton, Logan
Combs, Dalton Crews, Tannis Crews, Amber Dash, Michael Fisher, Austin Hartley, Rena
JHowie, Hannah Kanost, Holly Lambert, Thomas Martin, Brianna McElfresh,'Abigail McGar,
Landen Nevill, James Phillips, Sydney Raulerson, Will Rhoden, Chaise Taylor, Dalton Vonk,
Jacob Walker, Johnnie Sue Williams

Honor Roll
1st Grade: Scott Anderson, Shelby Arwine, Alison Barton, Kristyn Boston, Katie Bryant,
Reggie Bullard, Mackenzie Carter, Ty Chavers, Sunny Christmas, Julie Cody, Ben Coffin, Pat-
rick Coker, Austin Cole, Steven Collingwood, Abigail Craig, Gracie Cranford, Katie Davis, Ki-
ara Davis, Larayne Dawley, Joshua Dickinson, Emmalee Dibeck, Hayley Dumas, Zoelle Dunn,
Kyle Franssen, Eva Gray, Mika Gray, Keshaun Griffin, Daisy Griffis, Catlin Harvin, Ja'quez
Jackson, Courtney Johnson, Kelsey Johnson, John Johnson, Will Keinath, AnnaLee Kick, Hope
*Kirkland, Adrianna Lauramore, Stanley Lin, Jordyn Looby, Noah Melvin, Trace Milton, Erit
;Myers, Layla Nettles, Shelby Nipper, Brianna Norrell, Keaton Padgett, Alexia Pinkney, Hannah
-Preston, Damien Pryde, Dalton Ray, Brandon Reed, Mallory Rhoden, Megan Rhoden, Bethany
'Robert, Gabrielle Schoolcraft, Cameron Scott, Mallorie Self, Jimmy Smith, Destiny Smith,
Spencer Soyring, Haley Strickland, Hailey Taylor, Brett Taylor, Austin Thrift, John Mason Tur-
-rentine, Jacob Vickers, Savanna Walker, Mackenzie Webb, Stephanie Wilkerson, Katlyn Wilk-
erson, Caleb Wilkerson, Kasper Wojdat, Lucas Wood
2nd Grade: Vera Baker, Bradley Barthlow, Haleigh Beazzo, Amy Belcher, Jacob Bollinger,
Xaiyne Bryant, Gabriel Cannon, Jamie Carbone, Alexia Carter, Catey Cavannaugh, Taylor
Craft, Christian Crawford, Tristin Crews, Chelsea Crockett, Angel Davidson, Kenneth Davis,
Elizabeth Dillard, Dylan Drow, Lacey Durham, Matthew Eldridge, Myles Finn, Tyler Fox, Dy-
Ion Gainey, Jarred Gaskins, Blane Griffis, Alayni Guidash, Haley Hepstall, Billy Hines, Corben
Hodges, Savoy Jefferson, Richard Johns, Dalton Johnson, Jordan Johnson, Anastashia Jones,
Joshua Jones, Myra Kronz, Nicolas Langston, Jamilee Lauramore, Nicholas Lee, Jordyn Mar-
tin, Matthew McDonald, Sierra Michell, Britney Newmans, Jessica Norman, Ashley Paulson,
Bailey Pisani, Kelsey Ray, Elijah Rayburn, Susan Reimer, Waylon Rhoden, Hailee Rodgers,
.Tommy Ruise, Casey Simpson, Devin Smith, Kallie Sowell, Hannah Sullivan, Jacob Teague,
: Chandler Theus, Hunter Wilson, Donneisha Wright
3rd Grade: Jacob Altman, Brenden Baker, James Barton, Shelby Bryant, Hannah Cain,

Tyler Colbert, Emily Coleman, Delaine Combs, Haley Cook, Savannah Crews, Seth Davies,
:Ciera Davis, Alyssa Davis, Meagan Dugger, Jenna Ellis, Benjamin Ellis, Austin Feagle, Erica
SFlakowicz, Amesha Graham, Emily Gray, Carley Gray, Jordan Griffis, Michael Grotton, Alyssa
Guidash, Rosie Helms, Jada Jackson, Ashlynn Johnson, Ariel Keeney, Madison Kennedy, Tif-
fany Kenny, Shelby Kings, Cheyanne Krauss, Charlie Lansford, Will Livingston, Mason Looby,
Lindsey Love, Caitlyn Lucas, Abby Martin, Taylor McNeil, Hunter Meadows, David Meyers,
Cam'ron Mobley, Eric Parker, Nicholas Phagan, Elizabeth Pinkston, Harrison Presta, Hunter
-Reed, Zoe Reedy, Hunter Shannon, Austin Starling, Samantha Swenson, Emily Tedesco, Dono-
van Terrell, Amber Thatcher, Allison Theophile, Matthew Thompson, Morgan Tucker, Trestany
Wilkerson, Michaelah Wilkerson

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Principal's List 2nd Nine Weeks
4th & 5th Grade: Amber Batten, Catherine Brown, Tyler Brown, Brianna Bryant,
Hunter Burnsed, Grason'Cain, Zachary Carr, Brooklyn Chambers, Keith Combs,
Breanna Condrich, John Crawford, Carolyn Davis, Hunter Davis, Johnnie Davis,
Brittany Delp, Kellen Dopson, Megan Durham, Callie Elledge, Mary Elledge,
Madison Fox, Ashton Goethe, Caleb Griffin, Tyler Groves, Justin Hardee, Jessica
Harrell, Brandon Harris, Emily Harris, Taylor Harris, Rachel Harrison, Ty Hartley,
Dylan Irish, Selena Johnson, Zachary Johnson, Dalton Jones, Grace Jones, Jordan
Lauramore, Hannah Lawson, Khalil Lee, Mason Loadholtz, Shelbie Martin, Han-
nah Mathews, Summer McCray, Cody Melton, Larry Morris, Alex Neidermeier,
James Nelson, Jackson Neri, Samuel Oyinloye, Karlie Payne, Allee Pringle, Zach-
ary Rafuse, Cody Ratliff, William Raulerson, Ashton Ray, Owen Register, Grace-
marie Rhoden, Bethany Richardson, Blake Roberts, John Roberts, Shea Robinson,
Hannah Rodgers, Priscila Simon, Jacob Stalvey, Kimberly Stoutenborough, Corley
Sweat, Melanie Sweat, Mason Taylor, Bailee Turner, Grayson Wagstaff, Forrest
Waldron, Alexis Wendel, Callie Wheeler, Hannah Wilkerson, Sydney Williams, Vi-
dell Williams, Colton Yeager

Honor Roll
4th Grade: Christina Adams, Jarrett Barton, Taylor Bloxham, Donavon Bryant,
Brandie Callaway, Logan Campbell, Abigail Carpenter, Kristyn Carter, Andrea
Clark, Dominic Combs, Madison Combs, Kolton Conner, Jessie Cox, Benjamin
Crawford, Haleigh Crawford, Monica Crawford, Shelby Crews, Quinnton Cur-
rington, Kaylan Davis, Bradley Dehart, Brach Dukeman, Bailey Edwards, Nicholas
Fernandez, Ian Finn, Katelynn Flandreau, Jeremiah Foster, Dawson Fraser, Jaymie
Gaines, Jacob Gibson, Tealeah Givens, Tymez Givens, Marcus Godbold, Collyn
Green, Sheldon Griffis, Jesse Hall, Hannah Harvey, Tyria Haygood, Samantha Hin-
son, Colby Hodges, Jillian Hodges, Jonathon Hodges, Melody Holt, Peyton Howell,
Jeremiah Iverson, Mondrell Jefferson, Porshua Jefferson, Matthew Johns, Wilnesha
Johnson, Logan Kaiser, Peyton Keefer, Jack Koburger, Jake Koburger, Morgan
Lagle, Rikki Langston, Jeffrey Lapointe, Tristan Lauramore, Morgan Lee, Benny
Martin, Shawn Martin, Taylor Martin, Danny Mathis, Maci McDuffie, Rhett McK-
endree, Charles McLemore, Katherine Meadows, Thomas Midyette, Elissa Miller,
Isaiah Miller, Regina Mills, Ricki Mitchell, Kara Monfort, Matthew Morgan, Jordan
Muncy, Casandra Nettles, Dillon Nipper, Tobie Oneal, Aaron Orender, Kelsey Ow-
ens, Christian Padgett, Suzanne Pape, Jordan Parker, Payton Parker, Grant Peter-
son, Treston Pipkins, Devean Prescott, Elizabeth Rhoden, Savana Rhoden, Alyssa
Riley, Dawson Robbins, Javan Robinson, Caitlan Rose, Jessica Rosier, Krissean
Roundtree, Deandre Ruise, Micahl Ruise, Olivia Sapp, Katlynn Schlarbaum, Shy-
anne Shumate, Amber Simmons, Anthony Simmons, Kenneth Simmons, Fredtick
Sirmones, Branden Snyder, Gabrielle Starling, Ashley Suggs, Skyler Taylor, Alyssa
Thompson, Ashley Thompson, Rose Thompson, Zachary Truluck, Bailey Tyson,
Justin Waddell, Sydnee Watson, Brittany Webb, Kasey Weber, Kate Whitehead,
Trevor Worley, Dustin Yaccarino, Daelyn Young
5th Grade: Tristan Altman, Jacqueline Anderson, Kyle Berg, Celeste Bour-
gois, Keyonna Burch, Clayton Bureau, Morgan Burnsed, Kristin Bussey, Matthew
Butcher, Jaime Carroll, Jacob Carter, Tyler Chapman, Mallory Chauncey, Matthew
Chisholm, Paul Constable, Sydney Corbett, Haley Crews, Keltni Davis, Danielle
Dewolfe, Katherine Dewolfe, Ashleigh Dinkins, Vornesha Donaldson, Sydney Dop-
son, Kaylyn Dyal, Rachel Edgy, Kyle Fennell, Savannah Fish, Harvey Flanders,
Lexis Fortner, Miles Fraser, Taylor Gabbard, Maegan Gerace, Emily Givens, Kasey
Graves, Travis Hall, Kaitlin Hance, Apryl Harvey, Brandon Harvey, Reid Hedrick,
.Brandon Hodges, Brooklyn Hodges, Aislan Hooker, Ridge Home, Makayla Jef-
ferson, Ethan Jenkins, Alia Jones, Mandy Keene, Jordan Kennedy, Molly Kerce,
Tiffany Kersey, 'Steve Kish, John Klotz, Tyler Kreutz, Diamond Kruse, Callie
Lokey, Rachel Long, Rebekah Long, Emily Martin, Blayne Merchant, George
Midyette, Jacob Milton, Maegan Mitchell, Levi Moats, Jonathan Mobley, Allison
Monds, Elizabeth Mosley, Natalie Nettles, Kaleb Newmans, Cody Nipper, Hannah
Nowlen, Ryan Oakes, Tanner Orberg, Lailan Padgett, Angelica Paulson, Trenton
Perry, Madyson Perry Ruiz, Tara Pickett, Jessica Pilkington, Mark Ray, Angel Reg-
ister, Corey Rife, Thomas Rollins, Kayla Sampley, Siearra Sanders, Jesslyn Sands,
Victoria Sapp, Julia Schatz, Kirstin Sculley, Sabrina Seaman, Jacob Sellers, Cassidy
Smallwood, Brea Smith, Elizabeth Smith, Jacob Smith, Matthew Stafford, Dreamy
Stewart, Deanna Summey, Kaylee Thick, Joesph Thomas, Tyler Trail, Oakley Walt-
man, Brianna Whiting, Dannielle Wilkerson, Bakauri Williams, Donelle Williams,
Cameron Wilson, Autumn Wingate, Carley Yarborough

Principal 'sList 2nd Nine Week

1st Grade: Callahan: Cody Bennett, Jared Cauley, Gavin Conner, Jackson Helms, Myrica
Holliday, Sydney Hughes, Kalista Johnson, Cheyenne Powell. Hart: Kaleb Branch, Dominic
Crews, Gavin Crews, Ernest Jones, Victoria Leist, Colton Moore, Taylor Orberg, Katie Regis-
ter, Brandon Richardson, Mikea Washington. Hilton: Jillian Cox, Sabrina Donaldson, Kenny
Goethe, Tyler Hebert, Sara Keves, Lyna Shumate. Murphy: Conner Butcher, Carlos Perozo,
Kayla Rhoden, Wyatt Suggs. Raulerson: Michelle Dukeman, Jordan Miller, Dustin Powers.
Richardson: Brittany Burger, Jacob Currington, Jimmy Hance. Roach: Kamrie Chancey,
Marcus Chisholm, Ricky Dozier, Tonya Flanders, Damaria Gibson, Madison Hauge, Natalie
Hilliard, Cameron Jefferson, Michael Johnson, Shania Paige, Allen Trail. Sands: Ben Ander-
son, Andrei Bailes, Mackenzie Bennett, Trey Davis, Daniel Greene, Chase Hancock, Madalynn
Hand, Bailey Hanks, Demi Jones, Kessler Mallory, Skylar Murphy, Katherine Rhoden, Ally
Richardson, Emma Self. Sheridan: Lewton Bumett, Tucker Hodges, Allysa Pipkins. Smith:
Lauren Cales, Linda Crews. Thomas: Jared Burnsed, Mason Carter, Courtney Malloy, Jordan
Peterson, Colby Watson, Cade Yarborough. Thrush: Owen Loadholtz, Summer Richendollar.
Warner: Dakota Fountain
2nd Grade: Elizabeth Ambrose, Regan Barber, Devon Cole, Dalton Dietz, Bryson Dopson,
Reagan Dopson, Mariah Grendzinski, Madison Haller, Delaney Harvey, McKenzie Hick-
man, Christopher Hill, Kyrie Holman, Amberly Home, Leah Kerce, Ethan Knight, Camryn
Payne, Jackson Sands, Morgan Shrull, Lillie Starling. Elledge/Jacobs: Joseph Alford, Jade
Hale, Katelynn Muncy, Joseph Young. Green: Abbigail Baggett. Hand: Sarah Crews, Will
Crockett, Cooper Hodges, Wade Johnson, Preston Sutton. Hurst: Jaclyn Adkison, Hannah
Ross. James: Geffery Gaskins. Stafford: Skyler Cales, Joshua Haygood, Lake Lewis, Taylor
Moore, Arlie Rhoden, Alyssa Rich, Jarred Spurlock. Rhoden: Antonio Denmark, Hannah
Thomas, Savannah Harper. Williams: Mackenzie Williams, Kyle Gabbard
3rd Grade: Adams: Ashton Carter, Jacob Harrell, Karly Richardson. Crews: Morgan
Awtry, Saige Wilson. Griffis: Erica Hartley. Dopson: Cecil Hagan. Hite: Olivia Bogardus,
Dean Bryant, Bryce Donker. Payne: Mackenzie Ariail, Zachary Bingham, Mallory Cain,
Brianna Chandler, Chad Collins, Christy Crews, Dusty Langeberg, Mallory Mobley, Logan
Monds, Rachel Nickles, Breah Pelfrey, Mark Romano, Meara Lynn Tarte, Kate Walker. Shope:
Dylan Herring, Sarah Hicks, Kelly Lawler, Amelia Loubani, Chastity Malloy. Wendel: De-
siree Bingham. White: Macy Jackson. Wilson: CJAdkins

Honor Roll 2nd Nine Weeks
1st Grade: Brewin: Wyatt Godbold, Dreama Morrow, Nina Overstreet. Callahan:
Brittany Chandler, Amber Hughes, Sierra McGee, Raegan Williams. Hart: Jaxon Burnsed,
Kiersten Canaday, Eriyani Evans, Tanner Kennedy, Joshua Ossmann, Joshua Willis. Hilton:
Katelyn Brassart, India Ellis, Dillon Hardenbrook, Levi Pickett. Murphy: Macy Combs,
Marci Davis, Emily Dennison, Michael Tillis, Blaine Turner, Emmaline Williams. Raulerson:
Naudia Copeland, Destanee Duggar, Katherine Harris. Richardson: Davis Baumgardner,
Shayla Brazeale, Jace McKinney, Kelesey Myers. Roach: Hailey Clark, Christopheer
Collett, Bailey Dugger, Sara Green, Brandon Tubberville. Sands: Matthew McDuffie, Jaleb
Tampoc, Hannah Williams. Sheridan: Madisyn Johnson, Kaitlyn McComb, Clay Touchton,
Nathaniel Tubberville, Chandler Wood. Smith: Jakari Anderson, Kaitlyn Carter, Maeghen
Gross, Destanie Munoz, Devon Jordan, Alexandria Winn. Thomas: Matthew Flanders, Laney
Griffis, Ty Stewart, Emily Straining. Thrush: Allie Fauble, Michael Holmes, Karlicia Mack,
Kayiesha Major, Hannah McCay-Crawford, Jesse Monahan, Ja'Quez Williams. Warner:
Hayden Bennett, Lindsey Davis, Allen Penrod
2nd Grade: Crews: Ke'onna Coger, Dawson Ferguson, Elizabeth Reagan, Andrea Ruise.
Dekle: Shayla Crews, Kyle Francis, Carliya Jefferson. Ellege/Jacobs: Lacey Bell, Cole
Cushman, Kali Faulk, Jordan Glover, Kristin Godbold, Caitlynn Goldsmith, Quinci Hand,
Dale Gene Hodges, Zachery Lilly, Landon McCune, Anthony Prescott. Gonzalez: Edward
Franck, Dalton Harrison, Zahe Ward. Green: Ke'ona Adkins, Deanna Caudill, Caleb Crews,
Olivia Crews, Sydney DeHart, Maggie Gray, Dakota McLarty, Tori Richardson, Miranda
Tubbs. Hand: Cheyenne Ball, Sydney Burnsed, Klint Griffis, Griffin Hinson, Evie Knabb,
Gracie Mobley, Ridge Stewart, Dylen Williams. Hurst: McKenzie Curry, Christian Gardner,
Cheyenne McGee, Caytlyn Peters, Amber Simmons, Brandon Wages. James: Kimberly

Fink, E'yanna Brown, Robert Knuckles, Antonio Rodriguez, Casey Padgett, Courtney
Waltrip. Rhoden: Shoteya Coleman, Glory Cunningham. Stafford: Shelton Brannen, Alaina
Crawford, Matthew Griffis, Kaitlyn Williams. Williams: Savannah Anderson, Mackenzie
Martin, Emily Phillips, Quantrel Ruise, Tammie Stoddard, Samantha Yuhas
3rd Grade: Adams: Brooke Burnsed, Collin Crews, Kaytlin Crews, Blair Finley, Mia
Fish, Lani Foster, Sara Hilliard, Macy Payne, Jacob Perryman, Noah Schatz. Binn: Josh
Carter, Caleb Crews, Caity Gilbert, Kasyn Givens, Hunter Groves, Parker Holman. Crews:
Bailey Cook, April Crews, Austin Hancock, Charles Peacock, Jared Raulerson. Dopson:
Sidnie Fauble, Hope Fly, Johnny Hodges, Damiyyha Kirksey, Zachary Korkowski, Kaitlyn
Law, Savanah Moss, Kelsey Strickland. Gray: Jeremy Hull,'Amber James, Maegen Miller,
Dean Murray, Leslie Nipper, Katelyn Rheuark, Christopher Touchton, Jacob Wallstedt,
Christian Watkins, Darby Weatherly. Griffis: DJ Adams, Jared Evett, Grace Fly, Dallas Hill.
Hilliard: Jacob Anderson, Savanah Brannen, Payton Goodman, Kasandra McCook, Brandy
Robinson. Hite: Courtney Baldwyn, Cameron Beebe, Rachael Clark, Matthew Crews, Aura
Esterling, Mallory Godwin, Ashlyn Hodges, Braxton Moore, Errol (EJ) Whitfield, Jesslyn
Williams. Shope: Marcus Burger, Austin Frey, Cassandra Guajardo, Terrle Hughes, Marcus
Reed, Caitlyn Willoughby. Payne: Sierra Ahrens, Tanner Blanks, Miranda DeHart, Gannon
Godwin, Roderick Haygood, Landon Peterson, Heather Piestrowski, Gavin Register, Nate
Taylor, Owen Taylor, Mason Mosley. Wendel: Clayton Canaday, Halainna Force, Dametra
Gibson, Kayla Popwell, Christian Rogers, Alexx St.John, Brianna Williams. White: Corey
Adams, Amber Combs, Chase Griffis, Ashley Hall, Angel Jackson, Shanoa Murch. Wilson:
Jasmine Farmer, Kristin Hayes, Lathaniel Nail

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January kicks off4-H

schedule ofactivities

By Renee' L. Gore
Baker County 4-H Agent
Many people are familiar with
the 4-H programs where youth
raise livestock animals and then
show them at the county fair.
That is a great experience for
youth to learn responsibility,
determination, goal setting and
a host of different life skills be-
cause of their interest in animals
and farming.
The animal sciences: live-
stock, horses and dogs, are often
the "face" of 4-H that we see and
recognize in our community.
There is much, much more.
4-H offers a wide variety of
experiences for youth to help
them learn citizenship, leader-
ship and life skills through vari-
ous project areas that young peo-
ple are interested in.
Projects can be found through
the following areas: ag literacy,
animal sciences, career develop-
ment and workforce prep, citizen-
ship and leadership education,
communication and expressive
arts and sciences, environmental
education, family and consumer
sciences, healthy lifestyle choic-
es, plant sciences and entomol-
ogy, or science and technology.
Young people join clubs led
by community volunteers to ex-
plore projects in their areas of in-
terest. Through their interaction
with a caring adult volunteer, and
the experiences working on a
project to completion with fam-
ily support, the young people ac-
quire some valuable life experi-
ences to shape the kind of people
they grow up to be.
There are many distinguished.
4-H alumni continuing the 4-H
motto of "Making the best bet-
ter," not only in their local com-
munities but around the world.
Baker County has two clubs
working on a horse project; a
livestock club working with
beef, swine, poultry and rabbit
projects; three expressive arts
4lbs, two working(with arteiW V Y
variety of art media and one the .
dance style called clogging; and
a club learning gun safety and
marksmanship with air rifles.
As the 4-H agent, I am inter-
ested in finding and working with
adult volunteers that will increase
the kinds of clubs the county of-
fers as well as volunteers to sup-

port the existing clubs. Volun-
teers are screened and trained to
work with the youth.
January brings a lot of fun
events. 4-H will host a pho-
tography project beginning on
January 28th from 3:30 pm until
5:00 pm weekly on Mondays at
the agricultural center.
This project lasts 10 weeks
for youth interested in unlock-
ing their creativity through digi-
tal photography. The class costs
$10.00 per person. Each partici-
pant needs a digital camera and a
way to save pictures on a disc or
thumb drive for sharing.
February starts the family fit-
ness morning once a month lead-
ing up to a fitness challenge in
March activities include the
state poster contest, open horse
show, Kids Taking Charge day
camp during spring break.
Contact 4-H today and find
out more by calling 904-259-
3520 or on the web at http://bak-

School Calendar
Week of January 28-31
* Monday, January 28
BCHS: Football banquet 7:00 pm,
aud. BCMS: Sixth & Seventh grade
FCAT parent meeting, 7:00 pm, extra
credit awarded. District spelling bee @
BCMS. MES: ESE parent class, 6:00-
8:00 pm.
S Tuesday, January 29
BCHS: Guest speaker, ESE, 7:00
pm, aud. Girls basketball @ Bradford
(TBA). WES: School advisory
council meeting, 6:30 pm. Terrific
Kids assembly. KIS: Kiwanis Kids
assembly, 9:20 am. MES: Terrific
Kids assembly.
* Wednesday, January 30
WES: Merrie Melodies club meeting
7:50 am.
* Thursday, January 31
BCHS: Girls basketball @ Bradford
(TBA)/. Boys basketball vs. Baldwin
(H). WES: Good Morning Show, 8:00

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

Pro Wrestling Winter Bash
United States Championship Wrestling

Saturday, January 26,2008
Baker County Fairgrounds, Macclenny
Doors open 6:45 pm, Bell time 7:30 pm
Admission: Adults $10 Children 6-11: $6 Children 5 & Under: Free

Amber O'Neal
w/Mgr Gorgeous Gary VS if

Lexie Fyfe vs Fantasia
Ike Dudley vs Mystery Opponent .

Thomas Marr vs. Scott Hotshot

Mr. "B"

Plus Men & Women's Tag Team Matches
including Nooie Lee, former WCW Diva Daffney
and TNA Knock Out RAIN...
Card subject to change

Portion of the proceeds go to the City of Macclenny Fire Explorers


Angels & Santas
Christmas Decorations
Home Accessories

Baby Gifts
Silk Flowers
& Much, Much More!!

Table Linens

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School Lunch
January 28-31
Offered everyday:
Cold lunch plate, chef salad or
pasta salad w/wheat roll or
crackers and dessert
(when offered)
1% lowfat white milk
1/2% lowfat flavored milk
Orange juice
Mon.,January 28
Breakfast: Chicken biscuit,
peach slices & milk.
Lunch: Cheeseburger on bun
or hot dog on bun, baked
french fries, lettuce & tomato
slice, creamy coleslaw, cherry
Tues., January 29
Breakfast: Pancake & sausage
on a stick, fruit juice & milk.
Lunch: Tasty meatloafw/home-
made wheat roll or cold ham &
cheese sandwich on whole grain
bun, whipped potatoes w/gravy,
steamed yellow squash, fresh
fruit choice.
Wed., January 30
Breakfast: Breakfast burrito,
peach slices & milk.
Lunch: Slice of pepperoni pizza
or chunky chicken noodle soup
w/homemade wheat roll, sea-
soned mixed vegetables, tossed
salad, chilled fruit choice.
Thurs., January 31
Breakfast: Sausage biscuit, fruit
juice & milk.
Lunch: Mexican burrito w/sal-
sa or grilled ham & cheese on
whole grain bread, green beans
w/new potatoes, creamy cole-
slaw, chilled fresh fruit.



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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, January 24, 2008 Page 15

Ron Paul 2008


Dr. Ron Paul, a Christian Republican Congressman
from Texas, believes in small government, no income
tax (replaced with no other tax either!) and protection
of liberty. He was a flight surgeon in the Air Force and
the Air National Guard, and a pro-life OBGYN who
has delivered over 4,000 babies. He and his wife have
been married for 50 years and have 5 children and 19
grandchildren. In 10 terms in Congress he has never
voted to raise taxes, never approved an unbalanced
budget, never voted for a restriction on gun ownership.
He never votes for any legislation unless it is expressly
authorized by the Constitution. He wants to return
authority back to the states, protect our borders, protect
US Sovereignty, and get the US troops from under UN Command and back under
the authority of Congress. He's gotten more support from active and retired military
than any other candidate. He will oppose trade deals and groups that threaten
American Independence (including the UN, GATT, NAFTA, AU, O, CAFTA,
ICC) and stop the financial dependency on China, Saudi Arabia, and other foreign
governments. His record clearly shows he will cut taxes and stop runaway spending
that's leading us to bankruptcy. He wants to eliminate entitlement programs and the
welfare state, and get the IRS out of Americans' lives. He knows our constitution is
there to protect our freedom and to limit government. Your vote for Ron Paul would'
NOT be a vote for more of the same... globalism over nationalism, redistribution
of wealth, big government in bed with big business, political corruption, collapse
of the dollar, loss of personal freedoms, and the erosion of our Constitutional

Please join in supporting a true American,


January 29th
in the Florida Republican Primary.

Join Ron Paul in the fight to see America remain strong and independent, with a stable economy and strong
national defense, as a noble example to the rest of the world. He has many endorsements from all over
America for his consistent voting record and firm positions. He needs your support, too! Help to ensure
all Americans' freedom from over-taxation, collapsing economy, overreaching governmental intrusion, and
subjection to foreign powers. Don't let the media dictate who they deem the only viable candidates. We must
elect someone who will stand for our rights to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness against those from
within and without who would seek to undermine our Constitution and our personal and financial liberties,
and true national security. Make your voice heard in the election. That's patriotism!! Spread the word!
For more information, or to get involved locally, email:


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paid in advance, and be in our office
no later than 4:00 pm the Monday
preceding publication, unless other-
wise arranged in advance. Ads can
be mailed provided they are accom-
panied by payment and instructions.
They should be mailed to: Classified
Ads, The Baker County Press, P.O.
Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063. We
cannot assume responsibility for
accuracy of ads or notices given over
the telephone. Liability for errors in all
advertising will be limited to the first
publication only. If after that time, the
ad continues to run without notifica-
tion of error by the person or agency
for whom it was published, then that
party assumes full payment respon-
sibility. The Baker County. Press
reserves the right to refuse advertis-
ing or any other material which in
the opinion of the publisher does not
meet standards of publication.

Baker County School District's surplus
property sale will be held January 31;
2008 from 7:00 am-noon. Cash only.
Open to the public. No previews before
the sale, 7/24-31 c
Farmall 656 diesel tractor, 6 cylinder,
parts only, $700 firm. 904-318-7714.

Proform treadmill by Sears, like new,
adjustable incline & fan paid $500,
sell for $400; Kodak Easy Share digi-
tal camera & dock kit, 10x opt. zoom,
5-mp-withr; ase, used verylittlIe paid
S$425, sell'for$350; two 27"WVs;$125
each.904-237-7703. 1/24p
First Baptist mission group earning
money for foreign mission trip: fire-
wood, 2'x6'x8' trailer load $100; /
load -$50;1/4 load -$25. 259-7629.
S 12/6tfc
18 ft. trailer, 3 axles with ramps,.
$1500; 23 ft. SeaRay, new 350 engine
with trailer, $2000; Lowboy tractor with
attachments, $1800. Call Stan at 259-
5065, leave message. 1/24p
2003, 16x7 Cargo Craft Explorer
trailer, " plywood floor and doors, 4
wheel electric brakes on tandem axle,
like new, $3000. 613-6001. 7/19tfc
Starting January 25th, The Franklin
Mercantile will be open Fridays and
Saturdays for your shopping pleasure.
Come see what's new! Railroad cross-
ing in Glen. 259-6040. 1/24tfc
Antique breakfront buffet, breakfront
china cabinet, buffet, all mahogany, can
be seen at Southern Charm. 259-4140.
Brand new Sears water softener sys-
tem, $585. Free installation. Good used
appliances. 90 day money back guaran-
tee. 266-4717. 7/12-3/27p
Butterfly dining table with 6 chairs,
very-ornate, fluted legs, rare; half round
foyer console. All pieces are mahogany
wood. Southern Charm. 259-4140.
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
canvases, drawing pads and much
'more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
Street, 259-3737. tfc
Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece,
excellent condition. Southern Charm
259-4140. 12/9tfc

1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 4 WD,
green, looks great, needs motor, $600
OBO. 219-0112 or 259-6237. 1/24p
2004 Chevrolet Z71, extended cab,
$16,500 OBO. 904-483-6409.11/22tfc

2003 Chevy Silverado LS X-cab, black,
excellent condition, 55k miles, asking
$13,000 OBO. 904-334-6131.1/24-31 p
2006 Chevy truck, LWB, 2 WD, V8, au-
tomatic, excellent condition, 21k miles,
$13,500. 259-0893. 1/24tfc
1995 Saturn SL1, 5 speed, good trans-
portation, $1200 OBO. 259-7920.
2004 Toyota Tundra, long bed, low
miles, good condition; 2006 Toyota
Tundra, long bed, low miles, excellent
condition. Call 275-2944. 1/24p

Junk removal. Don't want the hassle?
We'll load and haul your unwanted met-
al junk. Free hauling. Old washers, dry-
ers, A/C, freezers, lawn mowers, tanks,
metal scrap, etc. Call local at 904-759-
4162. 1/24-31p
Babysitting in my home, all ages, 6:00
am-until, Monday-Friday, near 125 &
127. 838-2287. 1/24-31p

Now accepting antique furniture on
consignment. Pieces have to be in good
condition. Call Karin at Southern Charm
259-4140. 2/13tfc
Do you have a junk car or truck to sell
or haul off. Call 259-7968. 1/10tfc
In home Christian child care. Pre-
school environment, quiet neighbor-
hood in Glen St. Mary, $80 per week
infants-kindergarten, drop-ins wel-
come $16 per day. -Limited number of
openings available. Call now to reserve.
Sherrie (Taylor) Steadman 904-514-
7111. 1/24p
Affordable and dependable. Let me
take care of your cleaning needs. Also
available weekends. Call 259-8310.

Two male Chi-A-Pom pups left, nine.
weeks old, all shots up to date, com-
plete worming and health certificate.
259-1775. 1/24p,
Dappled Dachshund, 3 months old,
CKC registered, male, $600. 259-8285.
CKC registered toy poodles, two fe-
males, updated shots, wormed, apricot
color, $550 each. 627-6933. 1/24p
Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $50 boarding fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc

Lost: Toy poodle, answers to Binky,
weighs about two pounds. Short, white
coat with fluffy ears. Binky has been in
family for eight years and this a great
loss to us. 904-891-4651. 1/24p
Lost: Black & white Boston Terrier,
near Pender Raulerson Road, family
pet. Reward. 259-9649. 1/24p


Notice to readers:
The newspaper often publishes classified
advertising on subjects like work-at-home,
weight loss products, health products.
While the newspaper uses reasonable
discretion in deciding on publication of
such ads, it takes no responsibility as to
the truthfulness of claims. Respondents
should use caution and common sense
before sending any money or making other
commitments based on statements and/or
promises; demand specifics in writing. You
can also call the Federal Trade Commission
at 1-877-FTC-HELP to find out how to spot
fraudulent solicitations. Remember: if it
sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
- The Baker County Press
Collison body technician, experience
required, ASE or I-Car certification
required, competitive salary and ben-
efits. Call 386-623-9853 Lake City.

The Baker County School System and Vocational Rehabilitations
are excited to announce a cooperative agreement to offer an
employment training program to support 16-21 year olds in acquir-

Advetisng nfo

Owner financing and lease to own.
Baker County do you have 5-10% for
your down payment and income to sup-
port the loan, but your credit has some
hiccups? Call 904-219-0480. 1/24tfc
5 acre homestead with home, $85,000.
653-1656 leave message. 1/24c
3 BR, 2 BA on 1.75 acres, very good
condition, two new decks, on Anne
Road in Cuyler. $89,500 OBO. 259-
5383 or 904-226-3064. 1/24-31 p
Beautiful home & property in Baldwin
area. 3.75 acres, two stall barn with
concrete tack room, fenced & cross-
fenced, 2 BR, 1 BA house, 1224 SF,
completely remodeled from roof to
floors, new kitchen, heart pine floors,
new A/C, fresh paint inside & out, hard-
wood & fruit trees, $189,000. 904-266-
2546 or 655-8974. Pictures available at 1/24-31 p
1.2 acres off Steelbridge Road, zoned
acre, partially cleared, power pole &
culvert, $33,000 owner financing with
10% down or $28,000 cash. 259-6237
or 219-0112. 1/24-2/14p
3 BR, 2 BA in Rolling Meadows.
House is one year old. Fireplace, very
nice, $199,000. 904-483-6409.
Must sell. Very spacious brick & vinyl
home on 1.6 acres in Glen St. Mary. All
brick fireplace in family room. Large
master suite with his/her walk-in clos-
ets. Double RV sheds, greenhouse,
workshop and outbuilding. $184,900.
904-219-0480. 1/24tfc
Land & home packages. Singlewides
& doublewides, 1 acre to 10 acres. 904-
653-1656 leave message. 1/10-31p
Macclenny. Land and home packages.
New 1579 SF, 3 BR, 2 BA upgraded
Satina kitchen package and more on
1.5 shaded acres on the St. Mary's
River, $135,000. 259-8028.
9.39 acres 1 mile north of Sanderson
on CR 229. $103,500. Owner financing
available. 904-813-1580. 1/10tfc
Land and houses, South 6th Street,
residential/commercial, by owner. 259-
5286. 1/17-31 p
3 BR, 2 BA brick home w/1721 SF
heated on 1/2 acre in Macclenny, all
electric appliances, $180,000. Call 813-
1580 (8WE). 5/1Otfc
1.3 acre, cleared on Paul Hopkins
Road, Glen St. Mary, $39,000. 259-
2242. 1/17-2/7p
1000 SF commercial building on 121
South, $80,000. 259-8028.
1/1 7-2/7c


Friday 8:00 am-noon, 901 Red Fox Way, Fox
Ridge Estates. Furniture, household items,
clothes, truck box, crib, much mqre. Large sale.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?, George Hodge
Road, beside S&S Food Store.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 pm, 5784 E. Riverside Drive,
Glen. Appliances, tools, much more. Something for everyone.
Gigantic sale. 259-7983.

Saturday 8:00 am-noon, US

Housesitter needed. Monday-Friday.
Please call for more information. 259-
5735. 1/24p
Guaranteed interviews at Zaxby's
every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 pm. 11/29tfc
Dental assistant needed. Full-time
position in Lake City. Monday-Friday.
9:00 am-5:00 pm. Salary commensu-
rate with experience, benefit package
offered with bonus. Please fax resume
to 386-752-3122. 1/24-2/14p
Local home care agency seeking PRN,
RN, OT and a full-time PT. Please call
259-3111 for ntore information.
Experienced painters needed. Must, benefits after 90 days. 259-
5877. 12/30tfc
Avon. Career or pocket money. You
decide. 904-275-3215 or 1-866-665-
2866 ISR. 1/17-24p
TA Travelcenter now hiring Arby's
team members and management for TA
Travelcenter in Baldwin, 1024 US 301
S., Jacksonville, FL 32234 or call Tom
at 904-266-4281 ext. 18. 4/26tfc
Handyman, experience preferred. A
Touch of Grass. 259-7335. 12/13tfc
Charlton VNS has an opening for a full-
time registered nurse for the Charlton
County area. Great benefit package. Call
Amanda Anderson to set up an inter-
view 1-800-446-9116. 12/6tfc

Notice to Readers
All real estate advertising in this newspaper
is subject to the Fair Housing Act.which
makes it illegal to advertise "any preference,
limitation or discrimination based on race,
color, religion, sex, handicap, familiar status
or national origin, or an intention, to make
any such preference, limitation or discrimi-
nation." Familial status includes children
:"IUiftif~ age of 18'living with parents or
legal custodians, pregnant women and peo-,
ple securing custody of children under 18.
This newspaper will not knowingly accept
any advertising for real estate which is in
violation of the law. Our readers are hereby
informed that all dwellings advertised in this
newspaper are available on an equal oppor-
tunity basis. To complain of discrimination,
call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777. The
toll free telephone number for the impaired
is 1-800-927-9275.

90, two blocks west of Glen on

2 BR, 1 BA SWMH, water, garbage:
and lawn service included, .no pets,
$550/month, $300 deposit required.
259-2880 leave message, we'll call you
back. 1/24p
3 BR & 2 BR mobile homes, no pets,
garbage pickup, water & yard moving:
provided, $475-$625. 912-843-8118.
3 BR, 1 BA in Glen. Call Debra at 259-
7538. 1/24-31p
3 BR, 1 BA home in Macclenny w/
all electric appliances. $850 secu-
rity deposit, $850/month. Available;
December 1, 2007. Please call 813-,
1580. 11/22tfc:
2001 3 BR, 2 BA DWMH in Georgiat
Bend, CH/A, dishwasher, open floor;
plan, WD hookup, $850/month. 912-t
843-8154. 1/24p
Country charm with city comforts, 3
BR, 2 BA home, newly renovated, white;
picket fence. Only two miles from 1-10'
in Sanderson. Security deposit, lease;
required. $750/month. 465,3841.
1/24-31 p
2' BR, 1 BA MH $150/week, not.
deposit. 904-910-5434 or Nextel beep;
160*"132311*2. 1/24c
3 BR, 2 BA in city, no smokingno
pets, $950/month pi 950
813-5558. 17m'24p
Mobile homes. 2 and 3 BR, A/C, no
pets, $500-$575 plus deposit. 904-
860-4604. 3/17tfc-
Mobile homes. One in Georgia Bend,.
one in Macclenny, 2 BR, 1 BA. $4504
month plus deposit. 912-843-2093 or
904-477-5561. 1/10-24p
New 3 BR, 2 BA brick home in-
Macclenny with all electric appliances,:i
$1300 security deposit, 1st and last.
month's rent of $1300 each. Please call;
904-813-1580. 11/1tfc:
2 BR, 2 BA MH on 3 acres close to
Macclenny, no pets, $600/month,-$600.
deposit. 904-710-5246. 1/24p'
3 BR, 2 BA very clean MH on Crews'
Road near Camp Tracy. Horses allowed,
washer & dryer, $800/month, $600:
deposit. 653-2157. 1/24-31 p
2 BR, 1 BA MH in city, no pets, $300'
deposit, $485/month. 259-5126.1/24p:

Office space for lease in Glen St. Mary.,
Recently remodeled. Call 275-2944.
1/25-31 p

ingjobs and training in job skills. A job coach trains and supports
the students in employed positions. Some students would start on
volunteer basis to acquire experience and job skills.
Job opportunities are needed for students. Businesses interested in
participating to provide employment should contact
Elaine Barber at the Family Service Center at 259-0484

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One acre residential lot on 139B, Glen
St. Mary, quiet neighborhood, $45,900.
259-8448. 1/3-24p
2 acres includes all improvements,
north of Sanderson, $24,900. 259-
8028. 1/17-2/7p
FSBO. Copper Creek Hills, Unit
III, 2 large lot $65,000 each, 1
lot @ $55,000. Owner financ-
ing available. 904-813-1580.
2002, 4 BR, 2 BA MH on 5 acres on
Mudlake Road, $179,000. 259-9066.
3 BR, 2 BA brick home w/1576 SF
heated on 1/2 acre in Macclenny, all
electric appliances, $190,000. Please
call 813-1580. (21GFO). 5/1Otfc
4 BR, 2 BA brick home with 1876 SF
heated on acre in Macclenny, all elec-
tric appliances, $210,000. 813-1580
(18GFO). 5/10tfc
3 acres, high & dry, fish pond, homes
or mobile homes, set-up included,
owner financing or cash discount. 912-
843-8118. 2/22tfc
Acreage & farms, 140 acres, 1 mile
road frontage, $6000 per acre. 259-
8028. 1/24-2/14c

Want to sell my rental house on city
lot in Macclenny. Will sell below the
appraised price. Call and make offer.
904-697-7258 serious inquires only.
Located near Keller Intermediate
School. 1/24tfc
You wanted to sell, now you need to
sell. I buy Baker County houses any
condition, any price. Privacy guaran-
teed. 904-219-0480. 1/17tfc

2 BR, 1 BA house in Sanderson on
acre lot, all electric, no pets. $700/
month, $500 deposit. 838-5459 or
259-3838. 1/24c
3 BR, 2 BA MH, $200/week, no
deposit. 904-910-5434 or Nextel beep
160*132311*2. 1/24c
Cypress Point. 4 BR, 22 BA, lease with
option, pond view, $1500/month. 904-
755-4400 or 904-434-7200. 1/17-24p
New 4 BR, 2 BA home in Cypress
Point on water, concrete block, 2000
SF, screen porch, eat-in kitchen, 2 car
garage, $1295/month. 904-860-5564
cell or 904-288-6497. 1/24-2/10p
2 BR, 1 BA MH, CH/A, Cozy Corners
Trailer Park, water, trash and lawn ser-
vices included, $565/month, 1st, last
and $300 deposit. 259-7335. 9/27tfc



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classroom, laboratory and/or clinical
area. Associate's degree in Nursing
required; bachelor's degree in nursing or
closely related field preferred. State of
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acute care setting. Individuals without
the bachelor's degree must meet one
of the following requirements: A) be
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3 BR, 2 BA 2200SF $255,900
4 BR, 2 BA $135,000
4 BR, 2V2 BA, 36.54 acres river front estate
New 3 BR, 2 BA (2 to choose from) $164,900
3 BR, 2/2 BA, pool & workshop $235,000
3 BR, 2 BA 4.88 acres joining park $359,000
3 BR, 2 BA 1800SF MH on 1 acre $149,900
New 3 BR, 2 BA in Glen $179,900
2144SF 3 BR, 2 BA MH on 2.88 acres $179,900

10 acres near Glen $92,000
15 acres near Glen $119,000
10 acres near Glen $89,900
87.95 acre ranch $1,300,000
1.24 acres on Pine Loop $38,900
Owner financing, commercial building across from court-
Prime location at 1-10 and SR 121 by Waffle House &
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