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Title: The Baker County press
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Place of Publication: Macclenny Fla
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Paid circulation leader Winner ofl 4 tate awards forjournalim excellence in 2007

78th Year, Vol. 44 Thursday, February 28, 2008 Macclenny, Florida 50O



at landfill

Press Staff
The New River Solid Waste
Association fired its longtime
engineer this week after the
firm owned by Frank Darabi
failed to report air emissions
testing results from the tri-
county landfill correctly to
the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection.
New River Executive
Director Darrell O'Neal said
Mr. Darabi hired a company
with little to no landfill emis-
sions testing experience and
failed to meet a November
2007 reporting deadline, which
will likely result in a $2000
fine for the landfill.
"It was the wrong data, the
wrong methodology and the
wrong equipment," Mr. O'Neal
told the New River board of
directors February 25 during
an emergency meeting.
In an effort to, avoid fur-
ther penalties for missing a
rapidly-approaching March 1
reporting deadline, Mr. O'Neal
recommended hiring another
Gainesville engineering firm
- Jones Edmunds to take
Mr. Darabi's place as the land-
fill's engineer.
Jones Edmunds performed
the emissions testing for a
number of years through Mr.
Darabi's firm, Darabi and
Associates, until the engineer
had another firm Koogler &
Associates take over testing
last year.
"I think it's critical we
change direction now," said
Mr. O'Neal. "Even if I called
Frank (Darabi) and said, 'Are
we going to be in compliance?'
I'm not sure I would get a
straight answer."
Both Mr. O'Neal and Steve
Laux, vice president for Jones
Edmunds, said they were con-
fident of meeting the March 1
deadline to avoid any further
When the landfill received
a warning letter from Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection (FDEP) before
Christmas and was notified in
January that fines would be
forthcoming, Mr. O'Neal said
Mr. Darabi assured him there
would be no fines.
"Frank told me it was taken
care of," said Mr. O'Neal.
According to a conversa-
tion with FDEP's air program
administrator Chris Kirts
February 21, Mr. O'Neal said
the landfill could be fined up to'
$10,000 if the March 1 report-
ing deadline is not met. Mr.
Kirts confirmed that the $2000
has not yet been settled.
Since the reports due
(See page 4)


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Man dies in early morning fire in Taylor

Other occupant offrame home escapes with burns; careless cooking like cause
An early morning fire that could ha\e 'the remnants of the blaze were ex-
started on a stove took the life of a 36- tinguished, fire volunteers combed
year-old Taylor man on February 23. through the charred, remains and
County firefighters found what is be- .- found the body on the living room
lived to be the remains of Wesle L. .. i floor.
Bennett, about three feet from the from t According to county fire chief
door of the wood frame residence on - Richard Dolan, Mr. Bennett tele-
Baxter Grade that was consumed by the - phoned both his wife and an ac-
fire that injured an acquaintance of the quaintance who was watching his
Victim, James Larkey Wilkerson, .36. iof. ison about 3:00 and said he was go-
Glen St. Mary. e by a ero, teate oft*. \ G i lS ing to fix something to eat before
As of Tuesday, the state fire marshall retiring. He and Mr. Wilkerson had
had yet to rule on the exact cause ot 8 of v e been out the previous evening, and
the blaze, and the medical examiner in ,. M another county deputy on a distur-
Gainesville had not released Mr. Ben- bance call about 1:00 am urged Mr.
nett's remains to the family. The -. Bennett to get a ride home from
body was burned beyond rec- Mac's Liquors because he had been
ignition, and the examiner was to, th drinking.
seeking to make a positive iden- Other family members told fire
tification via a chest x-ray. and police personnel that it was
The older structure was made of ~ common for the victim to return
"fat lighter" pine wood with high home and prepare a snack.
resin content that burns quickly "Because of the extreme heat,
and intensely once ignited, and the it may be difficult for the fire mar-
blaze was likely fed by a moderate Pon han-rinlanul on nr rmshall to determine the exact cause
eas-southeast wind that morning, Gr r ir. but most likely the fire started there
according to the release by Nancy in the kitchen," said Chief Dolan this week. "It'll probably be several weeks before we
Oliver, the county's fire spokeswoman. know anything for sure."
Authorities sounded the first alarm at 4:48 am after deputy Gavin Sweat drove to the The chief's report noted the kitchen area as the fire source, and indicates both occu-
scene and found the home had burned down to the foundation. Minutes earlier, he was
confronted by Mr. Wilkerson, who suffered shoulder and arm burns before he escaped pants were asleep when it started.
Baker County's last fatal fire took the lives of a south Macclenny couple in late Octo-
through a window and ran to the residence of Brandi Peacock off Auzzie Harvey Rd. ber County's last fatal fire took the lives of a south Mac2007.enny couple in late Octo-
The engine from the nearby Taylor station was first of several units to arrive, and once er, .

Life without parole for

man who killed girlfriend

Press Staff
Bobbie Dean Dressel, the Middleburg
man accused of killing the mother of his
son, Cindy Below of Macclenny, and
wounding her step-father in October 2006,
will spend the rest of his life, in prison
in accordance with a plea deal reached
February 25.
The state attor-
ney's office agreed
to drop two attempt- .
ed first-degree mur-
der counts, armed
burglary and viola-
tion of a domestic
injunction charges
in return for a guilty
plea on afirst-degree
murder charge for
the death of Ms.
Below, who was 30
years old at the time
and leaves behind Some of victim's family
two children. impact statement by the
"He hurt a lot of
people," said Ms. Below's mother, Debra
Johns, who was in the trailer on Brent Lane


when the murder occurred, along with the
S1-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter.
"It was senseless," Ms. Johns contin-
ued in the courtroom at the Baker County
courthouse where Mr. Dressel, 30, was
sentenced to life without the possibility of
parole by Judge Phyllis Rosier. "He didn't
have to do that. Cindy loved him... the two
that he hurt the most are the babies."
Had the case gone
to trial, Prosecutor
Mel Bessinger said
he would've prov-
en that Mr. Dressel
stole his father's .357
Magnum pistol the
morning of October
16 before breaking
Ms. Below .was liv-
ing, shooting her in
the head and shoot-
ing her step-father,
Malcolm Johns, in
members cried during the the chest and neck
ctim's mother. during a struggle.
The police report
of the incident said that when deputies
(See page 4)

Local governments struggle in complying with state laws

on school concurrency' without stifling small developers
BY JOEL ADDINGTON rency requirements mandated "We're talking big money of new school construction
Press Staff by the state legislature in 2005 here," Macclenny Mayor Gary between $18,000 and $25,0
As local municipalities go through Do p son per student depending on th
about the business of comply- Senate Bill lHowfullareBaker Countyschools? said this grade level. Using a stude
ing with school concurrency 360. month. He generation rate, or the nui
requng with school concurrency But ifadded that ber of students a single-famj
anticipate will add on untold a small school con- home or apartment will like
thousands of dollars to each developer currency put into the school system, t
is build- along with school district can look at t
school district officials ae ing only 10 impact fees number of units a develop
working behind the scenes to or 20 sin- Macclenny Elementary 92% for fire wants to build and get a go
reduce those dollars to make gle fam protection idea of that project's impact
the way school construction ily homes, and roads local schools.
will be funded in coming years many fear could add For instance, if a develop
as palatable as possible for school $20,000 to wants to build a 100 homes
smaller developers, concurren- $30,000.on Baker County where t
"If you have hundreds of cy require- | the price student generation rate is .
units, youcan spread that cost me n ts of a new for a single-family unit t
out," said planner Janice leet, could make & home. school district can anticipa
whose been working with the such devel- T h e that subdivision adding
school district in Baker County opments j Bru___ statewide students of varying ages.
and elsewhere to plan for and financially average no capacity exists for,73 mo
:-and el e to pn unfeasible. for the cost
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'Big box

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step closer

Press Staff
The City of Macclenny took
another step this week in the
effort to bring big box retail-
ers along with hotel, restaurant
and office space near the 1-10
interchange with SR 228.
The project known as Baker
Commons encompasses 94
acres on the northeast corner of
the interchange and is currently
owned by four individuals who
intend to sell their land to PCF
Commercial of Wisconsin, the
developer of the project.
During a special meeting
February 26 the city commis-
sion unanimously approved a
settlement agreement with the
state's Department of Com-
munity Affairs (DCA) to avoid
litigation due to Macclenny's
approval of previous compre-
hensive plan amendments for
the project in August 2007.
The agreement will satisfy
DCA's objections to the project
concerning needed improve-
ments on SR 228 to handle
traffic anticipated from Baker
The DCA agreement states
that the city will adopt an
agreement with PCF Commer-
cial that binds the developer to
widen a section of SR228 from
two undivided lanes to four di-
vided lanes at the developer's
The widening is expected
to cost PCF Commercial $2.6
million in addition to the cost
of purchasing the 94 acres.
The current owners having
been in discussions with PCF
Commercial for more than two
years and are anxious for the
project and the sale of their
land to move forward, said
Tony Robbins, the planner rep-
resenting PCF.
PCF Commercial has also
agreed to set land for access
to three parcels outside of the
(See page 11)

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School'concurrency' w

(from page 1)
children, using how much it
costs to build new classrooms,
the school district can provide
the developer with a dollar
amount, called "proportionate
fair share mitigation," that rep-
resents the cost of housing the.
new students. That payment is
made by the developer to permit
construction of the homes.
However, the state's $18,000
to $25,000 figure for new school
construction is not necessarily
to Baker
where land What is schoc
and labor
could be School conci
much cheap- the state's ma
er than in be schools in
county e s planned for cons
like Duval
and Miami- new students fr
Dade. In ment before the
St. Johns
St. y Johns It will require
County, Ms.
Fleet said among city an(
it's cost- palities and their
ing between districts to ensu
$24,000 and before develop
$31,000 per And when capa
student to And when capac
build a new to support new g
school. cies will have to
W e nism in which di
understand their fair share f
that's a high
figure," Ms. more classroorr
Fleet said projects to move
of the state- cooperation n
wide aver-
age. "So Baker County be
we're trying size and long tr
to come up relationship bet
with a num- district and muni
ber for Baker
Countybased "That's not w
on what it where," Janice
costs to build rency consultant
here, but still
be able to district, told the
provide a Commission this
level of ser- Shegave as a
vice to meet
state require- County, where a
ments." cation between
As part of and county plann
school cor--.-. site in Yulee with
currency, th"n e
school .,s 1 Each qf the s
trict, county are now Workin
and cities rency manager
must adopt
must adopt in place that wil
"levels of responsible for
service" for impacts on loc
new educa- including the sch
tion facili-
ties. The pro-
posed levels
of service in Baker County -
which are capacity requirements
for new schools are 800
students for new elementary
schools, 1200 students for new
middle schools and 1500 stu-
dents for new high schools.
School district facilities man-

ager Denny Wells is working on
a formula to estimate thq cost
of new school construction in
Baker County that conforms
with those levels of service.

A complicated formula

"I have to build something
that doesn't just work for today,"
Mr. Wells explained. "I've got
to figure out something that's
adjustable in the future. If the
cost of supplies goes up, there
has to be some way to factor

1I concurrency?
currency refers to
ndate that there
place, or schools
struction, to house
om new develop-
homes are built.
close cooperation
d county munici-
r respective school
re capacity exists
nent is approved.
ity is not available
rowth, these agen-
provide a mecha-
evelopers can pay
or construction of
is to allow their
nay come easier in
*cause of its small
addition of a close
ween the school
hat happens else-
Fleet, a concur-
It for the school
e Macclenny City
n example Nassau
lack of communi-
the school district
lers led to a school
out romd access.
fate's 67orxcnties
g to put concur-
lent mechanisms
II hold developers
mitigating their
:al infrastructure,
idol system.

that in without
the wheel."
Mr. Wells
said his for-
mula has to
account for
costs, land,
utility con-
nections, fur-
nishings and
the small-
class size
which wasn't
when the dis-
trict took on
its last major
tion project,
That facil-
ity was built
six years ago
to hold 800
students at a
cost in excess
of $11 mil-
lion. That's
about $13,750'
per child.
Adjusting for
inflation, it
would cost
$16,225 per
student today.

time I think
I got all my
factors some-
body says
what about
this 'and Inm
back to square
one," said'MKr.
Wells, adding
he's confident
he can have a
workable for-
mula in the
next month or
two to present
to the school

The formula under develop-
ment by Mr. Wells may also give
the district and municipalities a
more defensible position if pro-
portionate fair share mitigation
is challenged through litigation
by developers.
"It's going to be very calcu-

ill challenge

lated," said Ms. Fleet. "We can
say we didn't just pull it out of
a hat. The whole school concur-
rency thing is new and because
we're going into developer's
pocket books you have to create
case law about how you come up
with numbers and student gen-
eration rates. A judge can say,
'This is what the statute means
or doesn't mean.'"

Deadlines & developers

Baker County's municipali-
ties have until June 1 to adopt
school concurrency regulations
into their respective compre-
hensive plans and sign an agree-
ment specifying how the City of
Macclenny, Town of Glen St.
Mary and Baker County will
cooperate to enforce those regu-
If that doesn't happen,
then the state's Department of
Community Affairs can sim-
ply not approve changes to the
offending agency's comprehen-
sive plan, thereby halting new
But that's exactly what
Macclenny attorney Hugh Fish
worries will happen, once con-


currency is fully implemented.
During a recent meeting of
the town council in Glen St.
Mary, Mr. Fish said concurren-
cy, often referred to a the "pay
as you grow" method of funding
growth, will almost certainly
slow growth down, and warned
it may stop growth altogether.
"There's a tipping point," he
said. "We've already got more
(home) foreclosures than we do
(home) closings."
Mr. Fish said there a is no-
growth lobby in Florida and it's
winning the battle against devel-
"They want to see the Florida
of 50 years ago," he said.
Ironically, though, it was
also big-time developers who
prompted Senate Bill 360, and
concurrency, said Ms. Fleet.
She said developers of
Developments of Regional
Impact (DRIs) have been pay-
ing for their impacts by building
new schools, roads and utilities
since the 1970s.
"They got together with the
state to make. small developers
pay, too," she said during the
Glen St. Mary meeting.



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Contractor 'hardens system' with new poles

Replaced poles in Macclenny should resist hurricanes, other elements

Press Staff
Macclenny, like many other
towns serviced by North Florida
Power and Light, is in the pro-
cess of undergoing an upgrade
to its utility grid. The project is
on outgrowth of .the FPL Storm
Secure Plan which was imple-
mented following 2004-05 hur-
ricane season when seven major
storms seriously affected service
to its customers.
Musgrove Contracting, a
company hired by FPL and
based in Live Oak, Fla., has
been switching out poles in the
downtown area of the city in
recent weeks. Slated to be fin-
ished by the end of March, 51
poles will be replaced. The new
power poles are larger, made of
timber or concrete and designed
to withstand winds up to 120
"It's referred to as 'harden-
ing the system,'" said Musgrove
foreman Pepper Collins.
Mr. Collins' current team con-
sists of himself as the "ground
man,", along with lineman
John Smith and digger/opera-
tor Charles Wilkinson. Each
has specialized duties and they
work in tandem to install the
new pole, then transfer all util-
ity lines and transformer boxes
over from the existing pole. In
many instances, telephone lines
located on the poles are trans-
ferred also.
It's a formidable, exacting
job, one that must be performed
with precision and expertise.
To accomplish this, the opera-
tor and the lineman each have a
truck customized for a specific
set of duties.
The two trucks back up to
each other at an angle near the
pole site where the new pole
has previously been positioned
horizontally on the ground. The
lineman's truck is fitted with a
multi-purpose mechanical arm.
A airge auger is used to quick)
dig"the holes necessary to hold
the poles.
On the operator's truck, a
special bucket arm lifts him into
position to allow access to the
main feeder and service lines
as well as any other lines and
mechanisms the pole many con-
tain. In most instances, lines are
transferred while "hot," or puls-
ing with high-powered current.
Clad in thick, protective rub-
ber gloves, the operator separates
the large primary feeder lines
from the gray ceramic insulators
that hold them stationary.
Because 13,000 volts of elec-
tricity run in the primary lines,
the insulators are necessary to
prevent the poles, if made of
timber, from catching fire. The
smaller service lines, which
route electricity directly to
homes, carry a much lower volt -
age of 220 volts, having been
stopped down by the transform-
er cans.
During this phase of the
process, bright orange "rubber
goods," which are protective
matts, can be seen hanging at
certain places on the lines.
Sometimes it is necessary to
temporarily splice the service
lines so that power flows umn-
terrupted to utility customers
during the transfer. This can be
done from poles that do not have
a transformer can. When trans-
fer of a can is necessary, power
must be temporarily discontin-
According to Mr. Collins, the
cans contain coil windings that
stop down the voltage running
from the primary feeders to the
service lines.
"The voltage running into a
home can only be 220," he said.
"Many businesses can have
multiple transformer cans on
their poles, each having a differ-
ent level of voltage."
Once the lines have been
removed from the existing pole,
the new pole is positioned.
Using the mechanical arm on

his truck, the operator hoists the
rope-tied pole, weighing 80(0
pounds or more, into the air and
slowly maneuvers it into place.
The ground man then manipu-
lates the end of hanging pole
into the mouth of the hole.
A massive pair of pincher

clips is then extended to grasp
the pole and tamp it solidly into
place while a plumb is used to
check for straightness.
The fun for the lineman
begins once more as he now
must reattach everything to the
newly installed pole.
"The more stuff on the pole,
the longer the transfer process,"
said Mr. Collins.
"We follow the weath-
er reports closely," said Mr.
Collins. "We don't work in the
rain that's too dangerous. If
you get caught unexpectedly
though, you must finish what
you are doing and it is danger-
ous, but we're trained to handle
it. In my opinion, my crew is
about the best there is."
If rain is in the forecast, the
crew may follow up on other
tasks, such as transporting a load
of poles to location, then placing
them at individual replacement

Ground man Pepper Collins getting ready to place the end ofa'pole.



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New River dismisses

(from page 1)
November 2007 are already
late, New River has some time
to resubmit them without fur-
ther penalty, said Mr. Laux. He
added that testing would be done
within the next few weeks.
According to an e-mail from
Mr. Kirts, New River has been
fined only once before. The
$600 fine came in November
2005 for submitting a test result
late and was paid by Darabi and
Associates, not the landfill.
When Mr. Darabi was asked
whether he would pay the $2000
fine he said, "If it's our fault, of
course we'll pay it."
However, the landfill's attor-
ney, Jon Wershow of Gainesville,
said that ultimately New River
would be responsible for pay-
ment of fines, not its engineer.
Mr. Darabi also said research
done at the landfill by the
University of Florida disturbed
the landfill, making emissions
testing using FDEP required
methodology impossible. He
said the plastic sheeting used
to collect emissions was torn
during testing to verify the uni-
versity's bioreactor project was
"We did everything just
right," he said. "The site condi-
tions were not as they should've
Furthermore, Mr. Darabi
said he was in the process of
getting approval for an alter-
native testing method from
the Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) in Atlanta. That
process was slow going, said the
engineer, who is also based in
In response, Mr. O'Neal said
that Mr. Darabi should have
known that the bioreactor testing
by the university was going to
occur in the future and should've
been prepared for an alternative
method of testing before the
November 2007 deadline.
He cited Mr. Darabi's signing
of a renewal permit on cell 5 in
2005 and preparation of a per-.
mit modification application for
the bioreactor project in 1999 as
sufficient notice.
"He should've known that
holes would be drilled through
it," said Mr. O'Neal.

In addition to approving a
contract' with Jones Edmunds
during the emergency meeting,
the board also approved sending
Mr. Darabi a 30-day notice of
cancellation of his contract and
asking him to cease work on all
landfill projects.
The Edmunds Jones contract
specifies a 3.1 percent billing
multiplier, which means the
firm will work under separate
contracts for each project it per-
forms and bill the landfill for
employee salaries and expenses
plus 3.1 percent of that total to
cover overhead costs and turn a


':"rts below everybody else I
talked to," Mr. O'Neal said of
the multiplier. "And of course,
that's not what they started with;
it had to be negotiated."
For routine assignments like
attending meetings, Edmond
Jones will work under a mis-
cellaneous engineering services
All contracts will include
"not-to-exceed" prices, Mr.
O'Neal said.
"If we don't spend the money,
we don't bill it," said Mr. Laux,
adding it's not uncommon for
projects to be completed below
the pre-specified amount.



602 S. Sixth Street, Macclenny 259-6702

US Hwy. 90 West, Glen St. Mary 653-4401

100 S. Lima Street, Baldwin 266-1041

Recenty-hired teacher

fired after arrest for theft

The Baker County school dis-
trict fired a high school English
teacher last week following her
arrest for shoplifting at the Ave-
nues Mall in south Jacksonville.
Elisabeth A. Hunsberger, 23,
of Jacksonville was released on
a recognizance bond during a
first appearance in Duval County
court, charged with felony grand
theft. She allegedly attempted
to steal "hundreds of dollars" in
jewelry, clothing and shoes, ac-
cording to police. It could not
be confirmed whether. the mer-
chandise came from one store or

Life withoutparolefor 2006killing..

(from page ) in August 2006 after Mr. Dressel Dressel was referred for a mental
ro violated a July 2006 injunction evaluation in Clay County under
arrived at the home, Ms. Below for domestic violence placed by the state's Baker Act in 2003
appeared to be dead while Mr. the court to keep him away from after he threatened suicide with
Johns was intermittently con- Ms. Below. a shotgun in front of his wife
scious and bleeding heavily. The The device, however, did not because she wanted a divorce.
report said that when Mr. Johns monitor Mr. Dressel's where- Records from the Orange Park
was asked who did the shooting, about live in real-time. Medical Center revealed Mr.
he responded it was Mr. Dressel. A manhunt followed and the Dressel was using crack cocaine
Ms. Johns made the same asser- suspect was apprehended by and other drugs at that time.
tion. Liberty County authorities at a The morning of the murder
A neighbor at Dixie trailer gas station off Interstate 95 in was not the first time Mr. Dressel
park in south Macclenny told Georgia with the gun in his pos- had violated the restraining
authorities he heard the shots, session. order. About three months prior,
looked out a window and saw a After the sentencing, Judge the defendant was arrested after
man matching Dressel's descrip- Rosier told Mr. Dressel, "Had a neighbor of Ms. Below report-
tion speeding away from the you honored the court order, ed seeing him in the area. The
scene. you'd be free and Ms. Below arrest came after Clay County
About three minutes before would be alive." deputies reported Mr. Dressel
Ms. Johns called police, the The judge also called to the told his father he bought a shot-
company monitoring Mr. defendant's attention the "horri- gun and was going to kill Ms.
Dressel via an electric ankle ble impact" he had on a number Below. Deputies were stationed
bracelet logged his location at of lives, using the metaphor of a at Ms. Below's residence at that
SR 121 and Hodges Road just rock thrown into a pond. time.
east of the trailer. "The ripple goes who knows "I've seen no sense of remorse
The monitoring device was where," said Judge Rosier. from you at all," said Judge
ordered by Judge Joey Williams Court records show that Mr. Rosier. "I hope I'm wrong."

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Ms. Hunsberger was hired at
mid-year, and hence was con-
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falling under
the "90-day
W, rule," accord-
ing to associ-
ate superin-
i tendentGlenn
That means
the district
Ms. Hunsberger can dismiss
her without
cause. Employees likewise are
free to leave under the same
guidelines within the first three
months of employment.
The arrest took place the
weekend before last, and Mr.
McKendree said the district was
unaware of it until early last week
when Ms. Hunsberger sought to
have a substitute teacher on Feb-
ruary 18.
She is due back in court on
March 12, according to Duval
County court records.

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Clay accident
A Glen St. Mary man died in
a single-car accident near Key-
stone Heights in Clay County
the evening of February 25.
The Florida Highway Patrol
said Dale M. Miller, 49, died
at Shands Gainesville where he
and passenger Jordon D. Mill-
er, 24, of Daytona Beach were
taken following the 7:23 pm ac-
cident on CR 352 near Spring
Trooper T.M. Hall said the
driver in a 1981 Datsun two-
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onto a grassy shoulder before the
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Brother Les: a'common preacher




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Leslie Thomas, known to many as "Brother
Les," died this week and there went a true "coun-
try preacher" with the best attributes associated
with that designation: meekness,
enthusiasm, a rock-solid faith and IP
the ability to draw others to him IMPR1
because he truly was an unassum-
ing "common man." JIM Mc
I came to know Les when he
co-owned the Thomas .Brothers
Grocery in Glen St. Mary during the 1970s. He was
a meat cutter by trade, and some of the same quali-
ties that brought people into his churches brought
them into his store. He was an honest guy making
an honest living.
He felt the calling somewhere along the line,
and Les moved quickly into the ministry hang-
ing up the white apron worn by butchers in the old
country stores. They cut meat from whole sides
and quarters of beef and pigs, an art long gone in
these days of pre-packaged products. All the main
cutting is now done back in Omaha.
He'd often come into the newspaper office with
his booming voice and rapid-fire conversational
style. If he wasn't smiling, he was getting ready to.
He often said, "Just word it the way you want, you
know what I mean." If Les trusted you, he trusted
He had dreams of a bigger church and he fol-
lowed them, eventually establishing what is likely
Baker County's largest sanctuary the one where
the big funerals are held, often without regard to a

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person's denomination or lack thereof.
I heard him described once as the "people's
preacher." As the health of his beloved late wife
Betty (she had a great smile, too)
and Les failed, he turned much of
ESSIONS the day-to-day duties of the minis-
try over to his sons. Guess what?
:GAULEY They're now known as "people
preachers" too.
My fondest memory of Les
Thomas I've repeated to many over the years,
because it describes him in a way he couldn't.
Legendary bluegrass fiddler Chubby Wise (he
co-authored "Orange Blossom Special"), a con-
gregant and admirer of Les Thomas, died near
Washington D.C. in 1996. The Glen St. Mary resi-
dent earlier expressed a wish that Les preach at his
Rev. Thomas happened by the Press office the
morning after Chubby died, in a rush to do what-
ever he came there for because he had to get to
Washington. It was snowing in the northeast, and
Les worried he'd be delayed.
"You're not flying?" I queried.
"I don't fly," he replied.
I said something like: "Brother Les, a man as
close to God as you shouldn't be afraid. When it's
your time, it's your time."
"Brother Jim," he stammered. "I'm not worried
about it being my time. I'm worried about it being
the pilot's time!"
Spoken like a true Les Thomas.

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I've always heard that the old-
er one gets, the faster time passes
and it does seem to be true. The
half century mark is looking
me in the face and I find myself
shaking my head and wondering
how I got here.
It seems no more than a.week
ago that I knocked out my front
tooth when I jumped out of the
swing at my next door neigh-
bor's house and was playing
hopscotch on the elementary
school playground. Then I was
nine years old and standing by
the crib in my parents' bedroom,
looking through the bars in won-
der at my five-day-old brother
just home from the hospital.
The years of elementary, mid-
dle school, junior high and then
high school went by and another
brother, a complete surprise to
my parents, was born. There
were moments when it wasn't

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volunteers are

what counts...

SDear Editor:
Thanks everyone who has
S volunteered their time at the
Baker County Family YMCA.
It is very rewarding that we can
have such-a positive influence on
our children through sports and
other YMCA events.
As many of you know, any
program is only as good as its
volunteers, and I would like to
give some special thanks to our
volunteer coaches. We are so
blessed to have these individuals
Stake time from their busy sched-
ules to teach these children not
only about sports, but also life.
Programs like these and their
volunteers help the YMCA show
how devoted it is to put Christian
principles into practice through
programs that build healthy spir-
it, mind and body for all.
Freddie Oca
Program director
Baker Family YMCA

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n twe past
never trade one minute of the
I was participating recently
in a phone interview with a ser-
vice producing my college's new
alumnae directory. When the
operator casually stated that it
had been 27 years since I gradu-
ated, I had to stifle an impulse to
correct him.
"It has not!" I thought.
A quick calculation proved
him correct. I was stunned. I sim-
ply had not thought of it in terms
of years. Graduation seems like
yesterday. So does my first job
as a waitress at a restaurant in
the local mall.
Sometimes memories' of
events are crystal clear. Some-
times they are nebulous as frag-
ments of dreams and I struggle
to put them in chronological se-
At 18, I couldn't imagine turn-
ing 30 and right now, 30 sounds
really good. As I approach 50, I
have a bit of trouble imagining
what 70 will be like. Yet, I sup-
pose it will approach the same
way 30 did. I'll be going about
the business of life eating,
drinking, sleeping, working,
paying the phone bill and I
will simply wake up one day and
be 70. Then, of course, it will be
hard to imagine 90.
I've not been to a high school
or college reunion yet. I didn't
have many close acquaintances
at either place and haven't felt
strongly compelled to attend.
But in the two years I've been
in Baker County, Ire attended
and covered several significant
reunions for The Press and now
my perspective is' changing. It
suddenly seems important to re-
connect with people and place,
even if my past ties weren't
Some things about aging
are definitely good. Foremost,
the awkwardness and self-con-
sciousness of youth have passed.
Taking their place is a natural
ease regarding meeting and talk-
ing with people, even strangers.
In fact, I find myself initiating
the conversation and genuinely
curious to know what makes
someone who they are.
I look forward to attending
my future reunions. I missed
making a lot of friends that first
time around. It will be really
cool to get a second chance.

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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, February 28, 2008 Page 6

Bottle forced into her mouth

Fast-moving storm font rips rooffom Sanderson home...
Family members moved quickly to secure temporary covering over te roof of this double-wide mobile home belonging to Ron
Gracie off Bill Davis Rd. south of Sanderson the afternoon of February 26. A storm front bringing occasionally heavy rains and
high winds blew eastward through the area, blowing down power lines and trees in isolated areas.

Vehicle looted in parking lot

The parking lot of the sprawling Wal-Mart Distribution Center east
of Macclenny was once again the target of vehicle burglars, this time
in the late evening hours of February 23.
Darryl Shuman told police he last checked on his 2005 Jeep dur-
ing a work break about 8:00 pm, and returned to it near 1:00 the next
morning to find a rear window smashed and the interior ransacked.
Missing property included a digital camera, backpack with books and
CDs; the total loss was estimated at $1500.
Surveillance cameras over the parking area turned up nothing to
assist the investigation.
In other thefts involving vehicles, someone took a $1500 golf cart
from aside the residence of Robert Howard off Clete Harvey Rd. over-
night February 19. The keys were in the vehicle, and it was located
undamaged later about two miles away parked beside the same road.
A neighbor was mentioned as a likely suspect.
SJohn Holton reported a Yamaha ATV in poor repair was taken
from the rear of his residence off Noah Raulerson Rd. between Febru-
ary 22-24. He valued the vehicle at $300.

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 March 14, 2008 at 10:00 am, at Higginbo-
tham's Towing & Recovery, US 90 West, Glen St.
Mary, FL. 32040.
2003 Dodge pickup

2/28 '
The Baker County District School Board will
hold the following public hearing on Monday,
March 17, 2008, at 6:30 pm in the Baker County
School Board Room located at the Baxter Volun-
teer Fire Department, Station 60, located at 27310
CR 127, Baxter, Florida.
Approval of new and revised School Board
This document is available for review at the
Baker County School Board Office, located at 392
South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Florida begin-
ning Thursday, February 13, 2008 between the
hours of 8:30 am and 3:00 pm.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend:
Paula T. Barton
Superintendent of Schools
CASE NO.: 02-2008-CP-0008
IN RE: The Estate of:

(One PR)
The administration of the estate of CANDICE
TAYLOR BLANKS, deceased, File Number 02-2008-
CP-0008, is pending in the Probate Court, Baker
County, Florida, the address of which is: 339 East
Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, FL 32063
The names and addresses of the personal represen-
tative and the personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All persons on whom this notice is served, who have
objections that challenge the validity of the will, the
qualifications of the personal representative, venue,
or jurisdiction of this court, are required to file their
objections with this court, WITHIN THE LATER OF
All creditors of the decedent, and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against the decedent's estate,
on whom a copy of this notice is served, within three
months after the date of the first publication of this
notice, must file their claims with this court, WITHIN
All other creditors of the decedent, and persons
having claims or- demands against decedent's
estate, must file their claims with this court WITHIN
The date of the first publication of this notice is
February 28, 2008

Personal Representative

Attorney for Personal Representative
445 East Macclenny Avenue
Macclenny, FL 32063
(904) 259-3155
Florida Bar No.: 142990


The administration of the estate of David J. Cran-
ford, deceased, whose date of death was December
.3, 2007, and whose social c.,:ui;t, uirlv;. i; XXX-
XX-4933, is pending in the I: r..uu I':un lor Baker
r County, Florida, Probate Division; the address of
which is 339 E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Flor-
ida 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 on whom a copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this court WITHIN
All other creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3
The date of first publication of this notice is Feb-
ruary 28, 2008.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Moses Meide, Jr.
Florida Bar No. 148200
817 North Main Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Telephone: (904) 354-6673
Personal Representative:
Vivian P. Nimmo, aka Vickie E. Nimno
6921 Dayton Road
Jacksonville, Florida 32210
Notice is hereby given that the Baker County Board
of Commissioners will receive written, sealed bids at
the Baker County Administration Office, located at 55
North Third Street, Macclenny, Florida 32063, until
March 13, 2008 at 3:30 pm for the following:
Project Number 2008-001
Confederate Drive Road Improvement
Project of +/- 1.26 miles
A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held on
March 6, 2008 at 9:30 am in the Baker County Ad-
ministration Building at 55 North Third Street, Mac-
clenny, FL 32063. Bids will not be accepted from
any bidder who is not represented at the pre-bid
conference. All contractors bidding this project must
be pre-qualified with FDOT in Tallahassee, Florida.
Contractors may obtain specifications and bid docu-
ments only at the pre-bid conference. All bids must
be sealed with the project number clearly marked on
the outside of the bid packet. Any bids received after
March 13, 2008 at 3:30 pm, will not be accepted. The
Baker County Board of Commissioners reserves the
rightto reject any and all bids.

Notice is hereby given that the Baker County Board
of Commissioners will receive written, sealed bids at
the Baker County Administration Office, located at 55
North Third Street, Macclenny, Florida 32063, until
March 13, 2008 at 3:30 pm for the following:
Project Number 2007-04
Resurfacing and widening 0.752 miles of
County Road 23B
A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held on
March 6, 2008 at 9:30 am in the Baker County Ad-
ministration Building at 55 North Third Street, Mac-
clenny, FL 32063. Bids will not be accepted from
any bidder who is not represented at the pre-bid
conference. All contractors bidding this project must
be pre-qualified with FDOT in Tallahassee, Florida.
Contractors may obtain specifications and bid docu-
ments only at the pre-bid conference. All bids must
be sealed with the project number clearly marked on
the outside of the bid packet. Any bids received after
March 13, 2008 at 3:30 pm, will not be accepted. The
Baker County Board of Commissioners reserves the
right to reject any and all bids.

A Macclenny man was jailed early on February
23 after a deputy arriving at a disturbance in a west-
side trailer park found a female suffering from a
laceration received when the accused twisted a beer
bottle inside her mouth.
Brenda Bones, 51, of Macclenny was bleeding
from the mouth and said she lost a tooth during the
incident at the hands of Isaac Smith, 50, at his resi-
dence on Rock Court off MLK Dr.
She told Deputy Steven Jones Jr. that she and Mr.
Smith argued about 3:00 am over a movie, and he
returned shortly after she asked him to leave. He al-
legedly pinned her to the floor after forcing his way
into a rear door, then punched her about the face
before inserting the bottle into her mouth.
Both parties were at the scene when Deputy Jones
arrived, and Mr. Smith said the woman received the
injury falling while chasing him around the yard.
He also accused her of throwing beer in his face.
Ms. Bones refused medical treatment, and Mr.
Smith was booked at county jail for aggravated bat-
tery, a second-degree felony.
In other cases involving personal attacks, Brian
Byrd, 19, of Jacksonville was arrested late on Feb-
ruary 22 after becoming involved in an altercation
with girlfriend Elizabeth Moody, 31, of Macclenny
and Melburn Bailey, 37, at the latter's residence off
CR 229 south of Sanderson.
Deputy Gavin Sweat said in his report both Mr.

Bailey and Mr. Byrd appeared intoxicated when in-
terviewed. The accused and Ms. Moody had been
staying at Mr. Bailey's residence temporarily when
the couple erupted in an argument about 10:20 that
Mr. Bailey said Mr. Byrd attacked him after he
asked him to leave. The latter was booked for bat-
tery, domestic violence and attempting to bring a
cigarette into county jail inside his mouth.
A criminal complaint alleging aggravated as-
sault resulted for an alleged death threat made by
Henry Paige, 59, against Sonny Copeland, 63, both
of Sanderson.
Mr. Copeland said on February 18 that on the
previous afternoon, Mr. Paige brandished a pistol
at him and threatened to kill him. The complain-
ant said he was aware of past threats and stopped
.to'confront the accused who was parked, ironically,
near the intersections of Copeland and Paige Rds.
near Sanderson.
Charelle Burroughs, 23, of of Macclenny was
named in a criminal complaint for battery of Rae-
neisha McDaniels, 21, also of Macclenny the night
of February 20.
The alleged victim said Ms. Burroughs ap-
proached her while she was seated in a parked car in
the lot of the BP convenience store on US 90, struck
her about the head and pulled her hair.

iegal otic es_

Notice is hereby given on the 28th day of Febru-
ary, 2008, pursuant to Baker County Ordinance No.
2007-34, of the intent of Woodstock Utilities, LLC to
file an Application for Original Franchise Certificates
for Proposed Water and Wastewater Systems in
Baker County, Florida, and accompanying Request
for Initial Rates and Charges. The Woodstock Utili-
ties, LLC's water and wastewater systems would
provide service to the following described territory
in Baker County, Florida:
Woodstock Utilities, LLC Proposed Service Territory
Legal Description:
Description: Design Timber II, LLC 6,835 +/- Acre
Parcels of land lying and being in Township 2 South,
Range 20 East Baker, County, Florida; being more
particularly described as follows:
Section 1: All of Section 1
Tax Parcel #: 01-2S-20-0000-0000-0010
Section 10: The Southeast 1/4
Tax Parcel #: 10-2S-20-0000-0000-0010
Section 11: The South 1/2; and.the South 1/2 of
the Northeast 1/4
Tax Parcel #: 11-2S-20-0000-0000-0010
Section 12: All of Section 12
Tax Parcel #: 12-2S-20-0000-0000-001 0
Section 13: Government Lots 1, 2, 3, 7, 9, 10, 11,
12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18 and the West 1/2 of Lot 8
lying North and South of Leon Dopson Road, LESS
right-of-way; and LESS lands recited in Deed Book
17, page 396; OR Book 2003, page 2093 and OR
Book 2003, page 2095, Baker County, Florida.
Tax Parcel #: 13-2S-20-0000-0000-0011
Section 14: The portion of the following described
lying North of Jack Dugger Road: the South 1/4; the
South 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4;
the West 1/2 of the Northeast 1/4 of the Southwest
1/4; the Northwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4; the
Southwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4; the West 1/4 of
the Southeast 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4; the North-
east 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4; the Northeast 1/4 of
the Northeast 1/4; the North 3/4 of the Southeast
1/4 of the Northeast 1/4, LESS road right-of-way.
That portion of the following described land lying
East and West of Dinkins Church Road and South of
Jack Dugger Road: the South 1/4; the South 1/4 of
the Northeast 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4, LESS road
Tax Parcel #: 14-2S-20-0000-0000-0020
Section 15: All of Section 15, LESS the East 1/2 of
the Southeast 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4
Tax Parcel #: 15-2S-20-0000-0000-0010
Section 16: That portion lying North and East of
SR 229, LESS SR 229 right-of-way
Tax Parcel #: 16-2S-20-0000-0000-0010
Section 17: That portion of the South 3/4 lying
North and East of SR 229, LESS SR 229 right-of-
Tax Parcel #: 17-2S-20-0000-0000-0030
Section 21: That portion lying North and East of
SR 229, LESS road right-of-way
Tax Parcel #: 21-2S-20-0000-0000-0020
Section 22: That portion lying North and East of
SR 229, LESS the Southeast 1/4 of the Southeast
1/4 and LESS right-of-way for State Road 229
Tax Parcel #: 22-2S-20-0000-0000-0030
Section 23: The West 1/2 LESS the West 1/2 of the
Southeast 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4; the Northeast
1/4; the Northeast 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4; and the
South 3/4 of the'Southwest 1/4 of the Southeast
1/4; LESS right-of-way
Tax Parcel #: 23-2S-20-0000-0000-0030
Section 24: That portion lying North and West of
SR 127 LESS road right-of-way (a/k/a All of Gov-
ernment Lots 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15; and
part of Lots 9, 11, 12 and 16 and Lot 17 LESS the
East 346.5 feet of the South 880 feet and LESS the
land recited in Official Records Book 95, page 110,
Baker County, Florida)
Tax Parcel #: 24-2S-20-0000-0000-0010
Section 26: The West 1/2 of the Northeast 1/4 ly-
ing North of Cobb Ranch; the Northeast 1/4 of the
Northeast 1/4; and the Southeast 1/4 of the North-
east 1/4 lying North of Cedar Creek
Tax Parcel #: 26-2S-20-0000-0000-0020
Parcels of land lying and being in Township 1 South,
Range 21 East Baker, County, Florida; being more
particularly described as follows:
Section 19: The Southwest 1/4 of the Southwest
Tax Parcel #: 19-1S-21-0000-0000-0021
That portion of the East 1/2 lying South and West of
State Road 125, LESS road right-of-way and LESS
land recited in Official Records Book 20, page 486,
Deed Book 7, page 471, and Official Records Book
17, page 296
Tax Parcel #: 19-1S-21-0000-0000-0025
Section 30: The East 1/2 of the Southeast 1/4; the
Northwest 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4; the Northeast
1/4 of the Northeast 1/4; the East 1/2 of the North-
west 1/4; and the North 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4 of
the Northeast 1/4, lying Southwesterly of SR 125
and Northwesterly of SR 127, LESS road right-of-
way and LESS the land recited in Official Records
Book 95, page 110, Baker County, Florida.
Tax Parcel #: 30-1S-21-0000-0000-0010
The East 1/2 of the Southwest 1/4 of the Southeast
Tax Parcel #: 30-1S-21-0000-0000-0020

The West 1/2 of the Southwest 1/4 of the Southeast
Tax Parcel #: 30-1S-21-0000-0000-0030
Section 31: All of Section 31 lying West of SR
127, LESS the West 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of the
Northeast 1/4 and LESS road right-of-way
Tax Parcel #: 31-1S-21 -000-0000-0010
Parcels of land lying and being in Township 2 South,
Range 21 East Baker, County, Florida; being more
particularly described as follows;
Section 6: That portion lying North and South of
National Forest Road 231 and West of State Road
127, LESS right-of-way for SR 127
Tax Parcel #: 06-2S-21-0000-0000-0010
Section 7: That portion lying West of State Road
127, LESS right-of-way for SR 127
Tax Parcel #: 07-2S-21-0000-0000-0010; and Tax
Parcel # 07-2S-21-0000-0000-0022
Section 18: That portion of the Southwest 1/4 of
the Southwest 1/4 and that portion of the North-
west 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 lying West of State
Highway No. 127, LESS that portion of said land
recited in Official Records Book 95, page 110; Baker
County, Florida.
Tax Parcel #: 18-2S-21-0000-0000-0041
Description: Osceola Land & Timber, Corp. 559
+/- Acre Tract
Parcell1 k i
SAll t1iat part f mIn NW '" of NW /4 lyina soutl'of
the right-of-way of State Road Number 8. the S
of NW /4 and the NW of SW '/ of Section 18.
Township 3 South. Range 21 East: and all that part
of Section 13 lying east of the right-of-way of State
Road Number S-229 and South of the riaht-of-way
of State Road Number 8 in Township 3 South.
Range 20 East: excepting the following described
parcels of land to-wit-
(a) That part of Section 13, Township 3 South,
Range 20 East lying within 30 feet each side of
the following described ditch survey line, to-wit:
Commence on the west line of said Section 13 at
a point 1949.3 feet south of the northwest cor-
ner thereof, and run thence north 73 degrees,
23'23" east 3250.16 feet to the point of begin-
ning of said ditch survey line, run thence south
16 degrees, 36'37" east 160 feet, thence south
84 degrees, 11'37" east 1876.42 feet, thence
north 69 degrees, 18'23" east 200 feet, thence
South 78 degrees, 22'37" east 1678.25 feet,
thence south 11 degrees, 40'47" east 85.33 feet
to the end of said ditch survey line; AND,
(b)That part of the E of the NE 1/ of Section 13,
Township 3 South, Range 20 East and the W
of NW '1 of Section 18, Township 3 South,
Range 21 East, lying within 50 feet left and 25
feet right of the following described ditch survey
line, to-wit: Commence on the west line of W
of NW '/ of Section 18, Township 3 South,
Range 21 East at a point 574.10 feet south of
the northwest corner thereof, then run south 73
degrees, 23'23" west 85 feet to the point of be-
ginning; then run south 16 degrees, 26'37" east
150 feet, thence south 36 degrees, 35'37" east
1369.12 feet, thence south 68 degrees, 09'37"
east 280.88 feet to the end of said ditch survey
line; AND,
(c) A lot beginning on the east line of the right-of-
way of State Road Number S-229 at a point
*2025.41 feet northerly from the south line of
Section 13, Township 3 South, Range 20 East,
thence run south 84 degrees, 32'23" east
636.13 feet, thence run north 5 degrees, 27'37"
west 1621.26 feet, thence run south 89degrees,
32'33" west 414.28 feet to a point in a curve of
the south line of the right-of-way of State Road
Number 8, then run southwesterly along said
curve 806.80 feet, thence run west 24 feet to
east line of the right-of-way of State Road Num-
ber S-229, and then run southerly along the east
line of the right-of-way of said State Road Num-
ber S-229 a distance of 911.50 feet to the point
of.beginning; (there is excepted from this last
described parcel of land that a part of the drain-
age ditch described in exception (a) above that
crosses this parcel of land), containing 20.94
acres, more or less, and aggregating 375 acres,
more or less.
Parcel 3
The Northeast Quarter (NE '/) of Section 24. Town-
ship 3 South. Range 20 East lying east of County
Road (previously State Road) 229 (a 100 foot wide
public R/W) and the Southwest Quarter (SW 'A) of
the Southwest Quarter (SW 1 ) of Section 18. Town-
ship 3 South, Range 21 East containing 166 acres
more or less.
Parcel 5
A lot beginning on the East line of the R/W of SR
No. S-229 at a point 2025.41 feet Northerly from the
South line of Section 13, Township 3 South. Ranae
20 East, then run South 84*32'23" East, 636 13
feet: then run North 5'27'37" West, 1621.26 feet:
then run South 89*32'23" West. 414.28 feet to a
point in a curve of the South line of the R/W of the
SR No. 8, then run Southwesterly alone said curve
806.80 feet; then run West 24 feet to the East line
of the R/W of SR No. S-229, and then run Southerly
alone the East line of the R/W of said SR No. S-229,
a distance of 911.50 feet to the POINT OF BEGIN-
NING. LESS AND EXCEPT any portion lying within
the Riaht of Way of any public roadway.
SUBJECT TO drainage ditch over and across the
above described parcel of land.
Contains by survey a total of 559.48 acres, more
or less.
Tax Parcel #: 13-3SV20-0000-0000-0020: 13-3S-
20-0000-0000-0040: 18-3S-21-0000-0000-0050
and 24-3S-20-0000-0000-001 0
Description: Roberts Land & Timber Investment
Corp. 1515 +/- Acre Tract

Parcels of land lying in Township 3 South, Range 20
East, Baker County, Florida; being more particularly
described as follows:
Section 8: That portion lying South of the US In-
terstate 10 right-of-way.
Tax Parcel #: 08-3S-20-0000-0000-001 0
Section 9: That portion lying South of the US In-
terstate 10 right-of-way.
Tax Parcel #: 09-3S-20-0000-0000-0030
Section 15: That portion of the North 1/2 of the
Northwest 1/4 lying North of the SCL Railroad right-
of-way and West of the US Interstate 10 right-of-
Included in Tax Parcel .#: 16-3S-20-0000-0000-
Section 16: The Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest
1/4 and that portion of the South 1/2 of the North-
west 1/4 lying North of the SCL Railroad right-of-
Tax Parcel #: 16-3S-20-0000-0000-0020
The Northeast 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 and that
portion of the Northeast 1/4 lying North of the SCL
Railroad right-of-way, less and except the US Inter-
state 10 right-of-way.
Tax Parcel #: 16-3S-20-0000-0000-0040
Section 17: That portion of the South 1/2 lying
South of the SCL Railroad right-of-way and North
of the US Highway 90 right-of-way.
Tax Parcel#: 17-3S-20-0000-000000015 .
-firfi 11 )>' ( ; f i .' ; ,'** :'\ ('f
That portion lying Nonr Iri C ,L Rj3iil o right-
-bfway. I4) .
Tax Parcel #: 17-3S-20-0000-0000-0020
Section 18: That portion of the Southeast 1/4 lying
South of the SCL Railroad right-of-way.
Tax Parcel #: 18-3S-20-0000-0000-001 0
Description: South Prong Plantation, LLC. 3,152
+/- Acre Tract
Parcels of land lying in Township 3 South, Range 20
East, Baker County, Florida; being more particularly
described as follows:
Section 2: The Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest
1/4; and the West 1/2 of the Southwest 1/4
Tax Parcel #: 02-3S-20-0000-0000-0182
Section 3: All of Section 3, including Florida Sales
& Dev. Co. Tract Three Subdivision
Tax Parcel #: 03-3S-20-0000-0000-0010
Section 4: All of Section 4 lying East of Concrete
Bridge Road, including Florida Sales & Dev. Co.
Tract Three Subdivision
Tax Parcel #: 04-3S-20-0000-0000-0020
Section 9: That portion lying East of Turkey Road
and North of the US Interstate 10 right-of-way.
Tax Parcel #: 09-3S-20-0000-0000-0040
Section 10: That portion lying North of the SCL
Railroad and US Interstate 10, including Winter
Home Subdivision and Florida Sales Dev. Co. Tract
II Subdivision, LESS land recited in OR Book 95,
Page 110.
Tax Parcel #: 10-3S-20-0000-0000-0010
That portion lying between a line 660 feet North of
and parallel to the Northerly right-of-
way line of the SCL Railroad and the North right-of-
way line of the SCL Railroad.
Tax Parcel #: 10-3S-20-0000-0000-0040
Section 11 The North 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4, in-
cluding Lots 1 through 14 of Citrus Acres, Plat Book
1, Page 9; and the South 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4.
Tax Parcel #: 11-3S-20-0000-0000-0080
That portion of the Southwest 1/4 lying North of the
US Highway 90 right-of-way, LESS
and except the SCL Railroad right-of-way.
Tax Parcel #: 11-3S-20-0000-0000-0095
Section 15: That portion of the North 1/2 of the
Northwest 1/4 lying North of the SCL Railroad right-
of-way and East of the US Interstate 10 right-of-
Tax Parcel #: 15-3S-20-0000-0000-0035
Parcels of land lying in Township 2 South, Range 20
East, Baker County, Florida; being more particularly
described as follows:
Section 33: All of Section 33 lying East of Concrete
Bridge Road and South of Harvey Dopson Road.
Tax Parcel #: 33-2S-20-0000-0000-0020
Section 34: Those portions of the following de-
scribed lands lying South of Harvey Dopson Road:
the South 1/2; the Northeast 1/4; the Southwest 1/4
of the Northeast 1/4, LESS right-of-way.
Tax Parcel #: 34-2S-20-0000-0000-0010
Lot 8, Block 61, Pelham Manor Subdivision
Tax Parcel #: 34-2S-20-0022-0061-0080
Those portions of the following described lands ly-
ing South of Harvey Dopson Road: the
East 1/2 of the Northeast 1/4; and the Northwest 1/4
of the Northeast 1/4, a/k/a Pelham Manor Subdivi-
sion, LESS right-of-way, and LESS: Lot 36, Block 1;
Lot 8, Block 5; Lot 7, Block 5; Lot 10, Block 31; Lots
11, 48, 49 and 50, Block 41; Lot 31, Block 43; Lot
28, Block 58; and parts of Blocks 52 through 55 and
Blocks 61 through 63.
Tax Parcel #: 34-2S-20-0022-0001-0010
Section 35: Those portions of the following de-
scribed lands lying West of State Road 229: the
South 1/2 of the Southeast 1/4 of the Northeast
1/4; and that part of the Southwest 1/4 of the North-
west 1/4 lying South of Cedar Creek and West of
State Road 229 (LESS road right-of-way), including
Lincoln Park Subdivision, in Plat Book 1, Page 18,
LESS: Lots 12, 13, 49, 50, 51, 52 and 58, Block 2;
Lots 31,32 and 33, Block 14; Lots 5, 6, 32, 33, 34
and 35, Block 33; Lots 30 and 31, Block 36; Lots 5
and 6, Block 39; and Lot 44, Block 41; and LESS
that portion of said land recited in OR Book 95, page
110, Baker County, Florida.

Tax Parcel #: 35-2S-20-0000-0000-00030
Blocks 13 through 23 and 45 through 51, LESS land
recited in Deed Book 18, page 433, and LESS Lots
40 and 41, Block 20; Lots 17 and 34, Block 50; all
being in Pelham Manor, Plat Book 1, page 26, Baker
County, and LESS any portion lying in State Road
229. .
Tax Parcel #: 35-2S-20-0022-0013-0010
Description: Thayendanegea Timber, LLC. 1779
+/- Acre Tract
Tax (#04-3S-20-0000-0000-0010) Portion of fol-
lowing described lying west of Concrete Bridge
All of Section 4, Township 3 South, Range 20 East:
(including Florida Sales Development Co Tract Three
Subdivision). Baker County, Florida
(Tax #05-3S-20-0000-0000-0010)
All of Section 5, Township 3 Souti, Range 20 East,
Baker County, Florida.
(Tax #06-3S-20-0000-0000-0010) Portion of. ol-
lowing described lying, south of Harvey Dopson
Road: All of Section 6, Township 3 South, Rang'20
East, LESS the West /2 of the Southwest %/ ofthe
'i,:th.'.:i 1/4 and LEE: riFR Rcid Baker Cunf,,


(Tax #08-3S-20-0000-0000-0010) Portion of fol-
lowing described lying North of 1-10: All of section
8, Township 3 South, Range 20 East, LESS right-of-
way, Baker County, Florida. ::
(Tax #32-2S-20-0000-0000-0010)Portion of follow-
ing described lying South of Harvey Dopson Road:
All of Section 32, Township 2 South, Range 20 East.
LESS the East 1 of the east '2 of the Northwest 'A
of the Northeast 1/ and LESS right-of-way, Baker
County, Florida.
Portion of following described lying South of Har-
vey Dopson Road and West of Concrete Bridge
Road: (Tax #33-2S-20-0000-0000-0010) All of Sec-
tion 33, Township 2 South, Range 20 East, Biker
County, Florida.
(Tax #09-3S-20-0000-0000-0010) That portion of
the following described land lying West of Turkey
Road and North of 1-10: All of Section 9, Township 3
South, Range 20 East, Less 62 Acres for Interstate
10 right-of-way, Baker County, Florida.
Parcel 110:
That portion of the following described land lyIg
South of Harvey Dopson Road: (Tax #31-2S-20-
0000-0000-0010) All of Section 31, Township 2
South, Range 20 East, Baker County, Florida.
Description: Roberts Land & Timber Investment
Corp. 217.26 +/- Acre Tract
A portion of sections 11,14, and 15, all in Township
3 South, Range 20 East, Baker County, Florida, be-
ing more particularly described as follows:
Begin at the corner common to sections 11, 14,1
0 and 15, said Township and Range; thence south
86*58'41" west, along the northerly line of said sec-
tion 15, a distance of 1956.86 feet; thence south
23*09'23 east, 829.96 feet; thence south 66*50'47"
west, 1320.49 feet to the northeasterly limited ac-
cess right-of-way line of Interstate Highway no..10
(A variable width right-of-way as now established)
and the arc of a curve leading southeasterly; thence
southeasterly, along last said line, run the follow-
ing three (3) courses and distances: Course No.
1: Southeasterly, along and around the arc of aid
curve concave northeasterly, having a radius of
889.93 feet, an arc distance of 298.35 feet, said Brc
being subtended by a chord bearing and distance
of south 36001'30" east, 296.95 feet. Course No. 2:
south 57*08'08" east, 1098.45 feet to the poirt: of
curvature of a curve leading southeasterly; Course
No. 3: southeasterly, along and around the arc of
said curve, concave northeasterly, having a radius
of 3669.72 feet,.an arc distance of 2945.13 feet,
said arc being subtended by a chord bearing:and
distance of south 80*07'37" east, 2866.73 feet;
thence north 0130'46" east, 1454.45 feet; :rne,:
north 8654'17" east, 155.50 feet; thence rncnr,
02*15'47" east, 1325.80 feet to a point common
to said sections 11 and 14; thence north 03"50'41"
east, 898.01 feet; thence south 66*54'52" vWst,
1488.92 feet to the westerly line of said section. 11:
thence south 02*24'42" west, along last said line,
386.29 feet to the point of beginning.
Containing 217.26 acres, more or less
Any objections to the Application must be niade
in writing and filed with the Board of County Com-
missioners of Baker County, Florida, 55 North Third
Street, Macclenny, Florida 32063, with a copy to
Kenneth A. Hoffman, Esq., Rutledge, Ecenia, Purnell
& Hoffman, P.A., P. 0. Box 551, Tallahassee, Florida
32302, on or before May 3, 2008. The :.,t,,l i:r,
must state the grounds for the objection pir.

Woodstock Utilities, LLC
12469 West State Road
P. Box 238
Lake Butler, FL 32054



THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, February 28, 2008 Page 7

Daytime burglary nets $10K-plus DUI afier motorist ignores officer

rom south Macclenny residence

The home of two longtime
Baker County school district
employees was looted of more
'than $10,000 in valuable jewelry
while they were visiting neigh-
bors off Martha Dr. in south
'Macclenny the afternoon of Feb-
ruary 23.
The monetary loss to JoAnne
and Tom Covington, both now
retired, was initially placed at
$10,140 but a revised value of
several rings the next day boost-
'ed the total loss several thou-
'sand dollars. In addition, a wal-
let belonging to Mr. Covington,
a revered high school football
coach during the 1960s and ex-
administrator, was taken along
with $140 cash, credit cards and
The couple told Deputy Steven
SJones they locked the residence
and went on a walk about 11:00
that morning, only to return an
hour and a half later. They left it
,'unlocked at about 1:45 pm to see
neighbors and returned a half-
hour later, though each of them
went back to the residence dur-
ing that brief time. Mr. Coving-
ton noticed the missing property
about 5:30.
In other theft reports, a crimi-
nal complaint for burglary was
filed February 17 against Tessa
:Lombardi of Macclenny for al-

legedly stealing $4200 in prop-
erty from the residence of ex-
boyfriend Steven Croft off Willie
Griffis Rd. during the early morn-
ing hours.
Ms. Lombardi told sheriff's
investigator Jeffrey Dawson
the items, ranging from tools
to household furnishings and a
television, constitute property
she and the boyfriend purchased
jointly while she lived there with
Mr. Croft for two-three weeks.
The ex-boyfriend disputes that,
insisting the property is his and
Ms. Lombardi cleaned out the
residence following an argu-
Alvin (Slick) Wilcox, 55, of
Macclenny was subdued with
the aid of a taser gun before his
arrest for rummaging through a
storage shed behind a residence
on North 6th the evening of Feb-
ruary 18.
Victim Lewyn Boyette chased
the suspect through several near-
by neighborhoods before Deputy
Gavin Sweat spotted him running
between houses near North Blvd.
about 10:20 pm. The suspect ini-
tially resisted being handcuffed
before the taser charge was ap-
Mr. Wilcox, who has a lengthy
arrest record for property and
other crimes, was booked at

county jail for burglary, trespass
and resisting the officer with vio-
Police are also looking into
the possibility he took a chain
saw belonging to Joe B. Crews
the same night, and stashed it
when chased by Mr. Boyette.
Two bags of cash are miss-
ing following a burglary at the
finance office of Keller Interme-
diate School in west Macclenny
overnight February 21.
Ajanitor found the office door
glass shattered about 6:30 am,
and Deputy Curtis Ruise said
surveillance cameras in the area
had been turned upward to thwart
video images. The bags were in
desk drawers: one containing
about $300 and credit cards, the
other $40 and coins.
A 15-year-old student at
Baker County High School was
arrested February 22 for stealing
an iPod from another student,
also 15. The victim told campus
deputy Nicole Mizell he last saw
the device in his backpack, then
heard via other students that the
accused took it.
The arrested student also al-
legedly gave it to two acquain-
tances while he was being ques-
tioned about the incident.

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Press Staff
The Town Council of Glen St.
Mary approved on second read-
ing the rezoning a 4-acre strip of
property on the northwest corner
-of US 90 and Wildcat Drive last
week from residential to com-
mercial, making the measure
The change made February
.19 makes a 20-acre property
Owned by Ray Gatlin's Florida
Green Partners LLC all the same
zoning and will facilitate sale of
the land for commercial devel-'
The council also approved
Sending a draft Public Schools
Facilities Element for inclusion
in the town's comprehensive
.plan to the Florida Department
.of Community Affairs for
The addition would bring the
town in compliance with regard
to school concurrency legisla-

tion adopted by the state legisla-
ture in 2005. However, the town
would not be required to imple-
ment school concurrency until
enough growth occurs inside
Glen that more schools become
Mayor Juanice Padgett also
discussed the town's compre-
hensive plan and a state-man-
dated evailuti6idfof the docu-
ment required by March 2009.
"I wanted to get started on
this because it's going to take
time," she said.
A committee has been formed
to look, at community design
standards, however; other areas
of the comprehensive plan like
housing, recreation and open
space, capital improvements
and future land uses also need
"I also want to rewrite the
comp plan to make it easier to
understand," said Ms. Padgett.
She suggested a consultant be
hired to help with the process.

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection,
Division of Recreation & Parks
announces an Advisory Group meeting
to which all persons are invited.
DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, March 5, 2008, 9:00 a.m.
PLACE: Osceola National Forest, Ranger District Office, U.S. Highway 90, Olustee, Florida.
GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: Presentation and discussion of the proposed land
management plan for Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park with the park Advisory Group members.
A COPY OF THE AGENDA MAY BE OBTAINED BY CONTACTING: Ben Faure, Park Manager of this park at (386)
Pursuantto the provisions of theAmericans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations
to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 48 hours before the workshop/
meeting by contacting: Ben Faure, Park Manager (386) 397-4466 or email (
If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)
955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).
For more information, you may contact: Ben Faure; Park Manager (386) 397-4466 or email (Benjamin.





Table Linens

A motorist who had been
warned by a county deputy not to
drive home from a disturbance at
a Macclenny motel was booked
for drunk driving when he drove
away three minutes later.
Deputy Claude Hurley said
he noted the intoxicated state of
Christopher Rodgers, 26 of Mac-
clenny, when he interviewed him
about 11:14 the evening of Feb-
mary 20 at the American Inn on
South 6th. The officer had been
called there due to a disturbance
during which Mr. Rodgers was
asked to leave.
He stopped the suspect's 1997
Ford Ranger on US 90 and Mr.
Rodgers failed field sobriety
tests. He also refused to submit
to a breath analysis at county
A passenger in the Rodgers
vehicle, Richard Deal, 40, was
charged with disorderly intoxica-
tion when he refused the sugges-
tion of Deputy Hurley that he get
a ride with a deputy or someone
else back to the motel.
In other cases, Robert Bullard,
33, of Macclenny was arrested
earlier that same evenifig when
police learned he was driving on
a license suspended six times in
Deputy Hurley said Mr. Bul-
lard was at the wheel of a 1998
Chevrolet van that became mired
in the rain-soaked shoulder of
SR 121 south of Interstate 10 just
before 10:00. A check with the
vehicle's owner, Eilene Lee of
Macclenny, determined that she
had not been driving the van, nor
had she left to get help as alleged
by Mr. Bullard. Instead, Ms. Lee
said she lent the vehicle to him to
go to the store.
He was also charged with re-
sisting an officer, as was room-
mate Joshua Ruth, 18, of Cres-
cent City, Fla.


Ivan Skorik, 53, of Ponte Ve-
dra Beach was arrested for driv-
ing on a suspended license after
his 1999 Volvo was stopped on
US 90 east of Macclenny about
10:00 pm on February 24. Dep-
uty Patrick McGauley said he
stopped the eastbound vehicle
because it was speeding and
passed another driving errati-
The driver of a 1994 Mazda
pickup that ran a stop sign at the
Interstate 10 eastbound exit at
SR 121 in front of a funeral pro-
cession was arrested for driving
on a suspended license.
Deputy Pete Quinley said he
stopped the vehicle at Woodlawn
Rd. about 11:30 on February 18
after being advised by another

officer and arrested Felix Ruise,
44, of Glen St. Mary.
Deputy Quinley arrested
Crystal Rowland, 24, no ad-
dress noted, for trespassing af-
ter a warning on the property of
Carol Bursed off Bob Burnsed
Rd. north of Glen the morning of
February 24. The owner called
police after Ms. Rowland was
seen at a trailer on the property.
Farley Bennett, 19, of Au-
rora, Ill, was arrested about 9:30
the evening of February 18 on
a warrant from Pinellas County
for failure to appear in court and
shoplifting. She was driving a
vehicle stopped by Deputy Ste-
ven Jones Jr. at South 6th and
Lowder because one of its head-
lights was out.

Arrested for stealing 13

movies from rental store
A Macclenny man was arrested for shoplifting 13 video movies
from the Movie Gallery the evening of February 19.
Store clerk Steven Self said he was busy with customers at the
rental store off South 6th but heard the sound of plastic casings being
removed from videos at the rear of the store. He recognized James
Ratliff III, 20, as the person then leaving through a security scanner,
and the suspect ignored the clerk's command to stop.
Later, Deputy Gavin Sweat went to the suspect's residence off
South 2nd St., and saw Mr. Ratliff leave on foot and circle the block
back to his vehicle. He initially denied stealing the videos valued at
$40 each, then admitted it before producing a dozen of them stashed
away in a bedroom drawer and a CD case. Another was found outside
the address.
The clerk told Deputy Sweat discarded packages at the store be-
longed to adult movies. Mr. Ratliff was charged with grand theft.
In an unrelated case, Angelia Rowe, 29, of Raiford was charged
with petty theft for allegedly stuffing merchandise in a purse at the
Exxon Store on South 6th.
Clerk Christy Rollin said Ms. Rowe attempted to put the merchan-
dise back on shelves when she noticed Deputy Matt Riegel pull up to
the store about 3:30 am on February 21. Minutes earlier, 'she left the
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, February 28, 2008 Page 8

Using1 L L

to spread the gospel to young people

Press Staff
Living Illusions, a magic and
illusion show featuring magician
Kevin Ridgeway and his escape
artist wife Kristen Johnson, per-
formed February 9 at First Bap-
tist of Macclenny to benefit the
church's summer youth mission
When church members
Jeremy and Jennifer Hite met
the performers last October at
the Baker County Fair, a friend-
ship quickly developed.
"I think it was because we
let them do their laundry at our
house," said Ms. Hite with a
"They are strong, commit-
ted Christians," said Mr. Hite.
"That's why we thought their
show would be perfect for this
event. We were really excited
that they were able to come."
The Living Illusions show is
characterized by an upbeat com-
bination of comedy, illusion,
and daring escapes that utilize
a large percent of audience par-
The show
in a mov-
ing, spiritu-
al message.
The cou- .
ple tours "
the United
States and
Australia, i
and has
been fea-
tured on the
and Travel
as well as
and FOX
In the
ill u s i o n Living Illusion's Krisl
and escape Ridgeway with First Bap
iand uescp in front of the water tort
try, Ms.
Johnson is considered to be one
of the premier female escape
artists. Her most challenging
escape involves a piece of equip-
ment known as the underwater
torture cell. She performs this
tricky escape while chain-bound
and submerged in a locked,
water-filled tank. She trained for
a year to master the escape.
The original maneuver was
made famous by renowned
escape artist Harry Houdini in
the early part of the Twentieth
Century and was performed, in
part, behind a curtain.
According to Living Illusions,
four other women have under-
taken the underwater torture cell
escape, but Ms. Johnson holds
the distinction of being the only
one to perfect and perform the
escape in full view of the audi-
ence. A $10,000 reward is even
offered to the audience for any-
one who can prove she takes a
second breath of air or uses a
key of any kind.
"It's the psychological aspect
that's the really tough part to
master," she said.
On the day of their perfor-
mance, Mr. Ridgeway and Ms.
Johnson said they were happy to
be back in Baker County.
Living Illusions was
impressed with the folks in
Macclenny during their first
visit as performers at the fair.
"People here are really nice,"
said Ms. Johnson. "When we
were performing at the fair,
members of the fire depart-
ment were always close by,
making sure our performances
went smoothly and that we were



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The couple acknowledges
their profession is unusual. Mr.
Ridgeway gave some magic
performances as a youngster at a
local library, but didn't
become serious about
the skills until many
years later.
While living in
Indianapolis, he met
Ms. Johnson, who was
managing her mother's
entertainment company
at the time.
Ms. Johnson and
her mother invited Mr.
Ridgeway to a magic,
illusion and escape
convention. There he
met vendors selling
magician's props and
paraphernalia, saw per-
formances and attended F
First B.
seminars on perform- Johnso
ing sleight-of-hand and
illusion. The former
sales and marketing profession-
al knew he was hooked.
"I came home and quit my
job the following Monday," he
A s
S Christians,
c uses their
to reach
ple with a
It's also
to both
ers that the
- content of
"their show
be some-
thing the
entire fam-
Johnson and Kevin' ily relates
st's Jeremy Hite (center) to and
e cell. enjoys.

"Comedy is important. We bal-
ance the*intense moments with
a lot of fun in between and use

a lot of members from the audi- faith can lead to freedom.
ence to help with the illusions," The physical work involved
said Mr. Ridgeway. in travel, along with equip-
The Coke Can illusion is ment setup and breakdown,
particularly moving. A crushed, can be taxing. Prior to perform-

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down by life and feels aban-
doned by everyone, even God.
As Mr. Ridgeway describes
how the love of the Heavenly
Father can heal even the most
wretched human life, the can
begins to straighten out in his
hands. In plain view of the
audience, he waves his fingers
across the top and the opening
suddenly seals itself.
As he speaks of the Lord
pouring love into a person's life,
he pops the top of the can. There
is a hiss of escaping carbonation
and the audience gasps as coke
dramatically pours from the pre-
viously crushed, empty can.
In an illusion called origa-
mi, Ms. Johnson is folded up
into an impossibly tiny box.
The sport coat/rope tie illu-
sion is also an audience teaser.
A volunteer wearing a sport coat
binds Ms. Johnson with ropes.
A circular curtain is held up for
eleven seconds around both.
When it drops, Ms. Johnson is
still bound tightly, but is now
wearing the coat under the ropes.
Mr. Ridgeway's goofy
strait jacket caper is a meta-
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had completed 52 shows in 18
days. Yet, even with a gruel-
ing schedule, Living Illusions
believes strongly in its calling.
"I certainly could find some-
thing much easier to do for a
living," said Mr. Ridgeway. His
wife seconds that statement, but
contends their chosen medium is
the best way to indulge their.pas-
sion and promote God's message.
Like any illusionists worth
their salt, Living Illusions
doesn't give away its secrets.
After a show, audience mem-
bers always ask, "How did you
do that?"
"And we always tell them,".
said Ms. Johnson. "We say we
did it very well."

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Thursday is Karaoke Night
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Happy Hour: Tuesday Friday 5-7:00 pm
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.D4te,oNotice: ,Fbruary 28, 2008
Name of Responsible Entity: City of Maccleiny
"Address: 118 East Macclenny Avenue
City, State, Zip Code: Macclenny, FL 32063
Telephone Number: 904-259-0972
These notices shall satisfy three separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of
The City of Macclennv intends to undertake a project to be funded by a Florida Small Cities Community Development Block
Grant. The proposed project (Florida DCA CDBG Contract #08DB-T3-04-12-02-N17) connecting of three (3) elevated
potable water storage tanks which supply the City of Macclenny's residential and commercial water customers. It has
determined that it has no practicable alternative other than to'proceed with the work. This activity will have no significant
impact on the environment for the following reasons:
The City of Macclenny's Public Utilities Department currently operates and maintains the three (3) existing potable water
storage tanks and the goal of this project is to eliminate low water pressure problems by connecting the tanks
to permit water flow from one tank to another during peak usage periods.
Although the project is located in the 100-year floodplain, the improvements cannot be undertaken in any other location due to
the scope of the project. There is, therefore, no practicable alternative.
The proposed improvements conform to applicable floodplain protection standards. The proposed action will not affect natural
or beneficial floodplain values, and residents of the community will benefit from the project. The improvements will enhance
already existing facilities. Failure to provide these improvements could result in failure of the water treatment plant to furnish
sufficient water flow to the City of Macclenny.
Additional agencies involved in this project include the Florida Department of Community Affairs, Florida Department of
Environmental Protection and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Written comments must be received by the City of Macclenny at the following address on or before March 17, 2008:
Macclenny City Commission at 118 E Macclenny Avenue; Macclenny, FL 32063. A more detailed description of the project
and the FIA flood maps are available for citizen review at the Macclenny City Hall at 118 E Macclenny Ave.: Macclennv, FL
On or about March 20, 2008 the City of Macclennv will submit a request to the Florida Department of Community Affairs for
the release of Community Development Block Grant funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act, as
amended, to undertake the previously described project at an estimated cost of $700,000 (HUD provided funding).
The Macclenny City Commission has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment.
Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required.
Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the Macclenny City Hall at 118
E Macclenny Ave., Macclenny, FL 32063. and may be examined or copied weekdays 9_A.M to 4 RM.
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the City of Macclenny's Environmental
Certifying Officer at the Macclenny City Hall located at 118 E Macclennv Ave.: Macclenny, FL 32063. All comments must be
received by March 17,2008. Comments will be considered prior to the Macclennv City Commission requesting release of
funds. Comments should specify which notice they are addressing.
The Macclenny City Commission certifies to the Florida Department of community Affairs and HUD that Dr. Gary Dopson in
his capacity as Mayor of the City of Macclennv (FL) consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is
brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been
satisfied. The State's approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and
allows the Macclennv City Commission to use the CDBG funds.
HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and the Macclennv City Commission's certification for a period of fifteen
days.following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one
of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the Macclenny City Commission;
(b) the Macclenny City Commission has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations
at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before
approval of a release of funds by the State; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted
a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared
and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to the Florida
Department of Community Affairs, CDBG Program, 2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100. Potential
objectors should contact the Macclenny City Commission to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
Name and Title of Local Government's Certifying Officer
Gary Dopson, MD,
City of Macclenny Certifying Officer/
Mayor of Macclenny

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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, February 28, 2008 Page 9

25th class reunion
The BCHS class of 1983 will
have its 25th class reunion and
casual BBQ dinner Saturday,
June 21, 2008 at the Baker Coun-
ty Fairgrounds at 6:00 pm. The
cost is $15 per person in advance
and $20 at the door.
RSVP with your name, ad-
dress and payment made payable
to Class of 1983 Reunion, (no
cash) and mail c/o Faith Harvey
Fly, 6258 W. River Circle, Mac-
clenny, FL 32063. E-mail BCH- with any

Kayleah Michelle
Announces baby girl
Taren Martin and Justin Ca-
nady of Baxter are pleased to
announce the birth of their first
baby, Kayleah Michelle, on
February 15, 2008. Kayleah was
born at Orange Park Medical
Center and weighed six pounds,
eleven ounces and was 20 inch-
es long.
Maternal grandparents are
Dena Manning of Macclenny
and Terry Martin of Baldwin.
Paternal grandparents are Sha-
ron Canady of Baxter and the
late Jeff Canady.

Ms. Lyons and Mr. Willingham

March I wedding
Rebecca Lyons of Glen St.
Mary and Brian Willingham of
Bremen, GA. will wed Satur-
day, March 1, 2008 at the Sand-
erson Congregational Holiness
Church. The wedding will begin
at 4:00 pm and all friends and
Family are invited to attend.
Rebecca is the daughter of
Oral and Diane Lyons of Glen
St. Mary. Brian's parents are
SMark and Angie Willingham of
SHeflin, AL.
The couple will reside in Bre-

Happy 1st Birthday,
Haley & Hunter Combs!

I Love Momma, Daddy,
Macey, and Cason

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Hannah Sullivan
for being nominated
a Terrific Kid and
also for being an
ABBIT member.
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Dalton Keith Farris

Born February 15
Robin Ingram, Robert Lilly
and Kathy Wymer-Lilly, of
Macclenny are proud to an-
nounce the birth of Dalton Keith
Farris. He was born February
15, 2008 weighing five pounds
one ounce, and was 174 inches
long. The proud mother is Mi-
chelle (Shelly) Farris of Mac-

GOP meeting
The monthly meeting of the
Baker County Republican Party
will begin at 7:00 pm on Thurs-
day, February 28 at the party
headquarters, 24 South College
St. in Macclenny.
All local Republicans are
invited to attend. For more in-
formation, call Don Marshall at

Rhoden reunion
The Hardy and Carrie Rhoden
reunion is planned for Saturday,
March 8 at 11:00 am at the Tay-
lor Church.
Please make plans to attend.
Call 904-266-4064 for informa-

Women club members honored for 50yearsservice
Marion Cason, Greator Florida Women's Club 2nd Vice President and state membership chairperson was present to at the Feb-
ruary 21 meeting of the Macclenny Women's Club to recognize two of its members for their fiftieth year of membership. Lyma
Raulerson and Mary Finley were recognized for their half-century of membership in and dedicated service to the club, both
having joined in 1958. The ladies received a certificate and special GFWC gold pin to mark the event. "It's my great privilege to
recognize these ladies on this occasion," said Ms. Cason. From left: Ms. Cason, Mary Finley, Lyma Raulerson and club president
Cheryl Lunn."

Lewis Davis ofGlen

celebrates 90years...
The six surviving children of Lewis Da-
vis turned out for afish fry and birthday
celebration at the Davis Shed off US 90
on February 23 to help him usher in his
91st year. An estimated 85 celebrants
were there, including children Noah,
Cecil and Leonard of Glen, Russell and
Walter of Macclenny and Sarah Nell of
Jacksonville. Mr. Davis'wife Sarah Lee
died in August, 2005 and their son Gil-
ford is also deceased. His actual birth-
day was February 27.
Photo courtesy of Chris Yarbrough

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A_ birtdayi prayer just Ar you:
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utllof joy and, appinesU and all the ishing trip her heart desires.
We need and appreciate you o very much;
you're the main tink to our family chain.
We give allour thanks unto god/ or bledsing us with a mother lke you.
you're this family y main squeeze/!.
SaLove, your Childrren

Ms. Cohenour and Mr. Brzozowski

Engagement announced
Frank and Linda Cohenour
of Macclenny proudly announce
the engagement of their daugh-
ter, Virginia Marie Cohenour to
Travis Michael Brzozowski, son
of Kevin and Denise Brzozows-
ki of Orange Park.

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Paying more for perfect condition, less for rougher condition.
Even if you do not want to sell, please contact me so we can
add your tag # to our book.
Also, want Baker and Union County auto tags beginning with #52
and #63 prefix before 1958. Will pay $100 for 1965 tag beginning
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,Miley Shay Rhoden
Brad and Angela Rhoden of
r Sanderson are proud to an-
nounce the birth of their daugh-
Ster, Miley Shay. She was born
January 14th 2008 at St. Vincent's
,. ,, Medical Center. Miley weighed
S~~ 7lbs, 8oz, and was 19 inches long.
The proud grandparents are
., d Terry and Shirleen Rhoden of
/ ,- Macclenny and Eugene and
S '" ,.-/ Donna Richardson of Sand-
erson. The great grandparents
are Shirley Goad of Macclenny, Geraldine Raulerson of
Sanderson, and Billy and Mary Tarte also of Sanderson.

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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, February 28, 2008 Page 10


Mr Bennett's service

to be scheduled later
Wesley Legrand Bennett, 36,
of Sanderson died February 23,
2008. Mr. Bennett was born in
Jacksonville to Benny Joe Ben-
nett and Pa-
tricia Gar-
rick Bennett
on June
30, 1971.
He was a
life-long ,
of Baker
County and b m .
a member
of Taylor I'
Mr. Bennett o enn e
ejo yeeed Mr. Bennett
hunting, spending time with his
friends and bluegrass music.
Surviving family members
include wife Cecilia Griffis
Bennett of Macclenny; children
Kayla Sheree Bennett, Gar-
rick Legrand Bennett and Grif-
fin Phillip Bennett of Sander-
son; step-children Jody Griffis,
Cassie Adams, Dylan Adams
and Brooke Adams of Taylor;
brothers Benny Joe Bennett Jr.
(Tonya) of Taylor, James Ben-
nett (Kimberly) of Macclenny
and Lex Bennett (Pam) of Jack-
sonville: sisters Susan Iverson
(Terry) of Taylor and Monica
Bennett (Tyler) of Glen St.
The funeral service has not
yet been scheduled, but will be
announced later. The arrange-
ments are under the direction of
V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Servic-
es. Visit
to sign the family's guest book
and obtain service information
when it is posted.

The Dixie Land Quartet of
Jesup, GA will be singing at
the First Baptist Church of Bry-
ceville, 7732 US Hwy 301 on
March 15, 2008 at 7:00 pm.
Everyone is welcome. For
more information, please call
CR .127 N of Sanidcison
Sunday School 10):00 am
Sunday Morning 5ervire 1 1i0 am
5urTday Niqhi 'Srrvice 6:01) pmn
Ved.Niht SeDice 7.50 pm
Where Everyone is Somebody and
Jesus is the Leader
Pastor Rev. Emie Terrell

Carolyn S Brantley

dies February 22
Carolyn Sue Brantley, 49, of
Macclenny died February 22,
2008. Ms. Brantley was born in
Baker County to Charlie Burn-

March 22,
1958. She e
was a life
long resi- pred d
dent of Bak-
er County
and a mem-
ber of the
Femana o wBr Mrs. Brantle)y
ship Tem-
ple She enjoyed helping other
people, talking and was a great
cook. She was predeceased by
her husband Tommy Ray Brant-
ley and her mother Geraldine
Starling Rotenberry.
Surviving family members
include her father Charlie and
stepmother Betty Burnham of
Hilliard; children Jackie Brace
(Ray) of Jacksonville and Sa-
mantha Brantley Hart (Jason)
of Macclenny; brothers David
Burnham (Verona) and Charles
Burnham (Vickie), botherme of
Macclenny; stepsisters Ange
Dungan (Bob) and Patty Hunt-
ley (Allen) of Jacksonville and
family friend Bonnie Blackburn
(Darrell) of Macclenny, several
nieces and nephews:.
eThe funeral service was held
Sunday, February 24, 2008 at
2:00 pm at Christian Fellowship
Temple in Macclenny with Pas-
tors Timmy Thomas and Albert
Starlinig officiating. Interment
followed at Macedonia Cem-
etery. The arrangement were
Sunder the direction. of: V. Todd
:Ferrenira Funeral Services. Viit to sign
the family's guest book.

573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am
Fellowship 10:30 am 11:00 am
Worship Services

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Glen Friendship Tabernacle
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f WJXR Radio Service Sunday.... 8:30 am
Morning Worship Service...... 10:30 am
Children's Church ........... 11:30 am
Evangelistic ................. 6:00 pm
Bible Study (Wed.)............. 7:30 pm
Rev. Albert Starling Home: 259-3982 Church: 259-6521



Senior Paslor Independent Pentecostal Church A.:ociate Palo,
David Thomas im Thomas
2594940 Seventh St. & Ohio Ave., Macclenny 2594575

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

Youth Programs .
Sunday School 10:00 am
Common Ground Sunday 11:00 am
Common Ground Wed. (Teens) 7:00 pm
God Kids Sunday 11:00 am
God Kids Wednesday 7:00 pm o/h pa./o
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Cecil Crawford

dies February 20
Cecil Edward Crawford, 75,
of Lawtey died February 20,
2008. He was born September
9, 1932 to the late Cecil Edward
Sr. and
Dora Black-
Crawford, B
and was 1-
a lifetime
resident of
Lawtey. Mr.'
was em-
ployed by '
the city of
Starke as a Mr. Crawford
fireman and
retired in 1993 after 20 years of
service. He was a member of
the Evergreen Baptist Church
of Lawtey where he served as a
Mr. Crawford was known for
putting the needs of others be-
fore his own, and for his friendly
and kind spirit. He loved being
with his children, grandchildren
and great-grandchildren. He was
truly a Godly man that dedicated
all he had to the Lord, his family
and his church.
He is survived by his wife of
51 years, Lula Mae Wilkinson
Crawford of Lawtey; children
Karen Moorhous (Ricky) of
Lawtey and Randall Crawford
(Dee) of Jacksonville; grand-
children Kristeen Moorhous,
Pam Davis, Joshua and Jordan
Crawford; great-grandchildren
Tripp and Jaycee Davis; broth-
er Harold "Nook" Crawford of
Hampton Lake.
The funeral service was held
Saturday, February 23 at 11:00
am at his church, and interment
followed at Evergreen Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials,
the family requests donations
be made to the building fund
of Evergreen Baptist Church, P.
O. Box 346, Lawtey, FL 32058.
Arrangements were under the
direction of Archie Tanner Fu-
neral Services, Starke.

St. Peters Anglican Fellowship
Budder Mathis House Glen St. Mary
259-3818 --
Sunday School 9:00 am
Sunday Service 10:00 am

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 Night 7:00 pm

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

JeanDinkins, 66,

dies February 23rd
Ella Jean Dinkins, 66, of Glen
St. Mary died on Saturday, Feb-
ruary 23, 2008 in the Acosta-
Rua Center for Caring in Jack-
s o n v i 11 e

an extended
illness. She
was a native
of Ponce De
Leon, Fla.
and resided
in n Glen
since 1956. .
Mrs. Din-
kins was the e
daughter Mrs. Dinkins
of the late
Early Charles Ward and Nancy
Janice Ramer, and worked as a
beautician ar her Jean's Beauty
Shop in Glen for over 10 years
before her retirement.
Mrs. Dinkins was a member
of the Macclenny Church of
She is survived by husband
Nathaniel (Nat) Dinkins of
Glen; daughters Wanda Thorn
and Debra (Jerald) Peterson,
both of Glen, and Natalie (Dar-
ren) Combs of Macclenny; sons
David of Glen and Greg (Dean-
na) Dinkins of Macclenny; sis-
ters Marilyn (Carlton) Enfinger
of Graceville, Fla., Mary Ellen
(Arthur Lee) Lauramore and
Lurene Ward, both of Mac-
clenny; brother Charles (Helen)
Ward of Starke; 11 grandchil
dren and eight great-grandchil-
The funeral service for Mrs.
Dinkins was conducted at 2:00
pm on Monday, February 25 at
her church with Rev. Shannon
Conner officiating, assisted by
Rev. Bobby Griffis. Interment
was in Macedonia Cemetery.
Guerry Funeral Home, Mac-
clenny, was in charge of ar-

Sunday Worship 1l:00 am
Sunday\ E\ening 6:00 pin
Wednesday Night 7:00 pm
Youth Service Sun. 6:00 pm
Youth Service Wed. 7:00 pm


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270 North US Highway 301
Baldwin, Fla.

Locally Owned & Operated

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Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Sund.i MNorning Worship ll:00a..m.
Wed. Night Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
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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 PM.
Pastor Rev. Shannon Conner
North 6th Street Macclenny 259-3500

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

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First Baptist Church
"A Beacon to Sunday School 9:45 AM
Baker County" Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 AM
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 PM
S-^1 Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7:00 PM
Dr. Randy Williams, Senior Pastor
Perry Hays, Associate Pastor

Pastor Mitch Rhoden
28 W. Macclenny Ave.,
On Railroad Rd. in Midtowne Center behind WJXR
259-1199 or 305-2131

Kindergarten-12th Grade
Mckal Scholarships for
E.S.E. & I.E.P Students
Financial Aid CTC Scholarships
"Home of the Eagles"
Isaiah 40:31

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

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CalVary Baptist Church

Sunday School 10:00 am
' Preaching Service 11:00 am
Sunday Night Service 6:00 pm
S Wednesday Service 7:00 pm

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


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


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, February 28, 2008 Page 11

Graveside service

forJohn G. Hart
Joln George Hart, of Glen St.
Mary died February 19, 2008.
Mr. Hart was born in Jackson-
ville to Louise Anderson Hart
and the late John George Wash-
ington Hart ... -
Jr. on May 07
28, 1958.
He spent

in Baker
County. He :
enj o y e d .'
fishing and
being out- A-
doors. He Mr. Hart
also loved
spending time with his children
and grandchildren. He was pre-
deceased by his son Ethan Caleb
He is survived by his wife
of 30 years Linda Lee Fish
Hart of Glen St. Mary; children
Linda Hart, Paul Allen Rauler-
son (Jennifer) and John Daniel
Hart (Amanda), all of Glen St.
Mary and Edward R. Rauler-
son II (Tammy) of Macclenny;
sisters Madaline Faith Brown
(Larry) of Bell and Melissa Hart
Moore (Ronnie) of Ochlock-
nee, CA; also special friend of
his late son Ethan Caleb Hart,
Mandy Moore of Chester WV;
12 grandchildren and one great-
The graveside service was
held Friday, February 22, 2008
at 2:00 pm at Macedonia Cem-
etery with Raymond Knapp of
Macclenny and Rev. Jimmy
Corbin of Bell officiating. Ar-
rangements were under the
direction of V. Todd Ferreira
Funeral Services. Visit www. to sign the
family's guest book.

Funeralservice for

Jonathan Howell
Jonathan Adam Howell of
Jacksonville died February 21,
2008, after a life of cystic fibro-
sis. He was born May 13, 1985.
Survivors include his mother
Deborah L. Howell; father Kim
B~'- Hoiw-
ell; brother
Joshua L.
Howell ,
(Kiala); sis-
ters Polly,
Trish and
ents Flossie
and Eddie
Mary Swain Mr. Howell
and John
Howell; many aunts, uncles and
cousins; also many friends and
acquaintances in Baker County.
The home going celebration
was held at 2:00 pm Monday,
February 25, 2008 at the Chapel
of Corey-Kerlin Funeral Home
with Dr. E. Winson Butler, pas-
tor of Dinsmore Baptist Church
officiating. Interment was at
Riverside Memorial Park.

Mt. Zion N.C.

Methodist Church
121 North t 259-4461
Mlacclennv, FL
Pastor Timi Cheshire

Surndjv Si:chool 9:45 am

Sunday Morning Worship 11.00 anm
Sunday Evening Worship 6F00 pn'
Wednesday Prayer Service 700 pm

Jesus answered. "Verily, verily I
say unlo Ihee, except L man be
born ot water and of the Spirit,
he cannot enler into the king-
dorn of God." John 3 5

Leslie Thomas dies,

pastor for 44years
Charney Leslie Thomas, 72,
of Glen St. Mary died February
23, 2008. Mr. Thomas was born
in Glen St. Mary to the late Char-
ney Thomas and Nettie Harvey
Thomas on
ber 7, 1935
and was a
life-long A ,rk
of Baker
County. Mr.
was al-
ways a hard
worker. He
worked for
Winn Dixie Mr. Thomas
as a meat
market manager and went on to
own a grocery business that he
operated for 17 years in Glen St.
Pastor Thomas started out as
a lay person in the church before
accepting the deeper calling to
become a minister. He served in
many capacities before serving
as pastor at Sanderson Congre-
gational Holiness Church, Free-
will Tabernacle, Dinkins Con-
.gregational Methodist Church,
Mt. Zion Congregational Meth-
odist Church and then in early
July 1979, Christian Fellowship
Temple. He is believed to have
been to be one of the longest
serving (44 years) ministers
in Baker County. He was a de-
voted husband and family man
and loved gardening and being
outdoors. He was predeceased
by his wife of 48 years, Betty L.
Surviving family members
include children Nathan Thom-
as (Debbie) of Wildwood, FL,
Keith Thomas (Cathy) of Glen
St. Mary, David Thomas (Mary
Jo) and Timmy Thomas (Patty),
both of Macclenny and Joy Sirk
(Eddie) of Glen St. Mary; broth-
er Bobby Thomas of Glen St.
Mary; sister Nettie Ruth Rhoden
of Macclenny; 18 grandchildren
and 10 great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was held
Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at
2:00 pm at Christian Fellow-
ship Temple in Macclenny with
Pastor Gary Crummev officiat-
ing. Interment followed at Oak
Grove Cemetery. Arrangements
were under the care and direc-
tion of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral

Family thanks
The family of Harold D.
Finley would like to thank our
friends, neighbors and church
family for the prayers, cards,
flowers and kind words during
our time of loss. A special thanks
to Dr. Edsel Bone and Rev. A.
Larry Finley for the inspira-
tional service, to Nelda Crews,
Leslie Kerce and Tim Wilder for
the musical selections, to the be-
nevolence committee of the First
Baptist Church of Macclenny
for the luncheon following the
service, to Sheriff Joey Dobson
and officers of the Baker County
Sheriff's Dept. and Ferreira Fu-
neral Services.

Special thanks
Words cannot express how
we feel right now; nothing can
take our pain away. Our baby
girl is gone and no one can bring
her back. At this tragic time,
we look and we realize that we
have the most wonderful family
and friends anyone can ask for.
Most of you knew our Launa,
but some of you didn't. Either
way, we felt the utmost love and
sympathy from you all. We want
to thank you all at this most dif-
ficult time in our lives. You all
have helped us so much. With-
out the love and support of our
family and friends, we would
not be able to get through this.
No, we are not over the death
of our most precious baby girl,
and we never will be, but each
and every one of you is helping
us to go on. Honestly, we had
no idea how many people loved
our Launa so much. But now
we see just how many lives she
touched, even for those of you
who didn't get the wonderful
opportunity to meet her. You all
made us realize that our Launa
was not only special to her father
and I, but Launa was special to
everyone. That is what helps us
to go on. Thank you all so much
for your love and support, and
thank you for remembering our
Launa Bree.
We would like to give special
thanks to Arnold Johns, David
and Timmy Thomas and Bill
Guerry. You all did a wonderful
job honoring our Launa Bree.
We couldn't have asked for any-
thing more. Thank you.


Family grateful
The family of Valda Barbara
Wilkes thanks everyone who
was so kind to us during our
time of the loss of our beloved
mother, daughter and sister. The
visitations, phone calls, food,
cards, flowers, and especially
the prayers we received will be
forever in our hearts. A very spe-
cial thanks to Pastor and Sister
Lori and the Baldwin Assembly
of God, pastors David and Tim-
my Thomas and the Christian
Fellowhip Temple, the Baker
County Sheriff's Office and V.
Todd Ferreira Funeral Home.
Your kindness in our time of
sorrow will always be deeply


We will be having a Gospel Singing this
Friday, Feb. 29.7:30-9:30
with snacks afterwards
Come and bring a friend! Everyone's welcome!

We're located at the corner of Madison and Stoddard
for more information, call 259-2213

Advantage Tax & Accounting

We are happy to announce that on Jan. 2, 2008 we will be
starting our 16't year of service in Macclenny. We are still
located at 1191 S. Sixth Street across from Vystar Credit
"We are looking forward to another year of provid-
ing tax and accounting service to the local area and looking
forward to seeing many old friends and clients, as well as
making new ones."

We are well experienced in long forms, truck
drivers, farms, small businesses, and 1120, 1120S, 1065,
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Pasture management

workshop March 6

at agriculture center
Local and area landowners are
invited to participate in a pasture
management basics workshop to
be held on Thursday, March 6
from 5:30-8:00 pm in the Baker
County Agriculture Center audi-
Now is the time for livestock
owners to make plans for plant-
ing, fertilizing and maintaining
bahia and Bermuda pastures.
Workshop topics will include
pasture establishment, recom-
mended varieties, fertilization/
nutrient management, poisonous
and invasive plant identification
and control, and proper stocking
rates for optimum plant growth.
The program cost is $10 per
person which includes a catered
meal at 5:30. In order to plan for
the meal, please call the exten-
sion office at 259-3520 by Tues-
day, March 4 to register for the

50 Women in White
McCray's Chapel in Olustee
will be celebrating 50 Women
in White with missionary Ma-
rie Givens on March 2 begin-
ning at 4:00 pm. Along with Ms.
Givens, The Gospel Shepherds
of Jacksonville will share with
gospel songs.
Everyoneis invited to attend.

LCCC board meets
The Lake City Community
College District Board of Trust-
ees will meet at 4:00 pm Tues-
day, March 11 in the conference
room at Lake City Community
College Board Room.
A complete agenda will be
available prior to the meeting.
For more information, contact
the public information office at
386-754-4248. This meeting is
open to the public.

Combat training
Army National Guard Pvt.
Rachel M. Duffey recently grad-
uated from nine weeks of basic
combat training at Fort Jackson,
She is the daughter of Yvonne
Duffey of Glen St. Mary and a
graduate of Hudson High School
in New York.

Have you voted today? '

(from page 1)
project including the Phan-
tom Fireworks property from
a loop road to be constructed
around Baker Commons.
The next step will come in
March when the commission
considers adoption of the devel-
opment agreement with PCF.
That agreement will specify
building heights, square footag-
es, landscaping buffers, retention
ponds and other requirements
for the developer that nearby
residents are concerned about.
Mike and Shannon McLemore
live with their two children on
Barber Brothers Circle north-
west of the project and attended
the meeting Tuesday to get an
Ms. McLemore said she hopes
there will be some kind of fenc-
ing or barrier around the reten-
tion pond planned on her street.
"I'm worried with the hotels
and public access to where we
live and how much traffic is
going to be trolling around my
neighborhood," she said.
While the city's engineer
Frank Darabi has shown DCA

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The little boy was only five years old and he lay dying from a
rare form of juvenile lung cancer. The doctor had just come in and
told the mother that it wouldn't be long. Suddenly, the little boy's
eyes brightened, his body tensed as he tried to set up. His mother
wrapped her arms around him and said, "Son, what's wrong?" He
spoke for the first time in a while and said, "Nothing mama....I hear
bells ringing." She said, "Son, I can't hear anything. Are you sure?"
He said, "Yes mama, I can hear the bells ringing." Then he relaxed
and closed his eyes and was gone away to that place of singing
angels and ringing bells. His mother said the experience gave her
the peace and strength to deal with the loss of her son. She knew he
was free from his suffering and she knew he was in a better place
than this. As she thought about the ringing bells her son heard just
before he left this world, she said in her heart, "There must be a
heaven somewhere."
'This list Saturday morning I received a call
just before 6:00 a.m. A precious mother had gone
home to be with her Lord. I immediately went to the
hospital to be with the family. Not long after I arrived,
the family told me that they felt a presence in the
room just before their mother departed. Standing at
her bedside, one of her sons said to his older brother,
"He's here." There was an undeniable presence in
the room that could be physically felt. I don't know if
it was the Lord Himself or an angel, but I do believe
the presence they felt in the room was a heavenly
escort who came to usher her from this world to the
next. Every time I hear of a saint leaving this world
and I hear a family speak of a presence that enters
the room, my heart cries out as once again my faith
in heaven is reaffirmed...... "There must be a heaven
An old saint from our church had been in the Pastor Sha
hospital in a deep coma for several days. I went to
the hospital where she was. I knew she was ready to meet her Lord.
She had served her master for more than 50 years. I could feel the
presence of the Lord in the room. I laid my hands on her precious old
grey head and I asked the Lord to let her rest from her labors and
take her on home. The family fold me not long after I left that her eyes
opened for the first time in many days, she looked straight toward the
end of the bed and reached out her hand exactly as if she were taking
somebody else by the hand. She breathed her last breath, her eyes
closed, her hand fell to her side and she was gone.
When the family told me what had happened after I left, I knew
again in my heart that. "There must be a heaven somewhere."
Heaven is real. Jesus called it "my Father's house." Heaven is a
real place, filled with real people, which is why the Bible compares
heaven to a mansion with many rooms and sometimes It is described
as a city filled with people. The bible also tells us that heaven is
the dwelling place of God. His throne is there, the angels are there,
and the Christ our Lord is there. In the book of Revelation, John tells
us that it's 1500 miles square. That's over 15 times the combined
surface of the entire earth, including both land and water. They say
about 40 billion people have lived on this earth since Adam was
created. There's roughly 6 billion alive today on earth and we're
worried about over-population. In that new heaven, there's enough
room on the foundational floor to accommodate the 40 billion that
have lived since Adam. The city has twelve foundations made of

officials that adequate water
capacity exists for the project,
Mayor Gary Dopson expressed
some concern about how much
capacity would be left for future
development along SR 228 after
Baker Commons is completed.
"It would be nice to know how
close we are to the maximum for
future development," he said.
Mr. Darabi did not attend the
meeting, but Mr. Robbins as-
sured the mayor that informa-
tion could be provided before
next month's hearing.
City Councilman Phil Rho-
den was concerned as well, but
his worry was that the proposed
widening of SR 228 from 1-10
to Barber Road didn't go far
enough north. He feared that
traffic would back up as SR 228
narrows back to two lanes north
of Barber Road until drivers can
turn onto Lowder Street.
"We're kind of creating our
own bottleneck," said Mr. Rho-
The next meeting on the
project is expected at the com-
mission's next regular meeting
March 11.

Taylorstudiedforfireprearation success...
A specialist from the University of Florida met February 21 with representatives
of both state and federal forest agencies to compile data on how the community of
Taylor implemented methods that helped lessen the effects of the Bugaboo wildfire
last May. Pictured here are (from left) Mathew Graham, a geospatial analyst from
UF Andy Lamborn, Baker County forester and Jamie Rittenhouse, a supervisor and
mitigation specialist, both with the Florida Division of Forestry, and Susan Kett, a
forester with the US Forest Service. Mr. Graham is compiling information on reduc-
ing the dangers of wildfires by making preparations like reducing ground fuels, carv-
ing fire control lines and pre-planning first-response units when afire breaks out.
Photo courtesy of Nancy Oliver


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iaven somewhere!
precious stones.
There was a renowned artist who sat down with an open bible in
front of him while he was arranging squares of colored glass. He said,
"I have made a singular discovery." He said, "These are the precious
stones in the foundation of the new Jerusalem and when placed
in the order described in the vision by John on the isle of Patmos
in the book of Revelation, they form a perfect harmony of color. A
convention of artists could not improve on this." I don't believe an
old apostle banished to the isle of Patmos could just set down and
make this up. No, this didn't come from John's imagination. He saw
a revelation from God of a heaven that is as real as this earth we live
on. John went on to say that he saw walls of Jasper, Gates of pearl
and the street was pure gold. He said there was a river that flowed
thru the city that was a pure river of water of life that proceeded from
the throne of God and of the Lamb (Christ). John penned down what
he saw and gave us as much information about
heaven as we can understand, but there's so much
about Heaven that is indescribable.
One man in the Bible said he was caught up
into.the third heaven. He saw and heard what he
said was unspeakable words, not lawful for a man
to speak. He was saying that there are no words in
any language that can describe what he saw and
what he heard. Heaven, for the most part, is a place
of indescribable beauty, peace, and joy prepared for
those who have accepted Christ as there Savior and
I know that there are those who don't believe
in God and they don't believe in Heaven. I've
been asked, "How do you know there's a heaven
somewhere?" Well, to start with, there's just
something in the soul of a man that cries out for
non Conner a heavenly world. The soul has always longed for
such a place. Whatever culture you stumble across,
whatever time period of history, you will always find some sort of
belief in the afterlife. They may have worshiped a tree stump, a rock,
or the stars, but it was because something in their inner most being
knew there was a life beyond the grave. How did they know that? God
put it in them to know that there something beyond this world. But,
back to the question I was asked, "How do you know there's a heaven
somewhere?" Let me give you a simple little illustration...
One day, a little boy was flying his kite. He released the string and
allowed the kite to fly higher and higher until the kite wasn't visible
from where the little boy was standing. A man walked up and said
to the little boy, "Son, what are you doing?" The boy replied, "I'm
flyin' my kite." The man thought for a moment and decided to have
some fun at the little boy's expense and said, "Well, I don't believe
you're flying a kite." The boy replied, "Well, I am!" The gentleman
said, "How do you know you're flying a kite when you can't even see
it?" The little boy looked up at the man and said, "Because I can feel
it pullin' at the other end of the line." The little boy didn't have to see
it to believe it. He knew it was there because he could feel the pull
from the other side.
Don't ever let the devil shake your belief in Heaven. Heaven is
real. I've never seen heaven. I've never been to heaven. But, I can
feel something pulling at the other end of the line ant it says to me,
"There must be a Heaven somewhere!"
Shannon Conner, Pastor Macclenny Church of God

Macclenny Church of God
North 6th Street Macclenny 259-3500


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, February 28, 2008 Page 12

Menu: venison, BBQwild hog, and God's love?

Sportsmans Banquetspeaker drawsparallels between hunting and Scripture
BY KELLEY LANNIGAN Muzzy Broadhead tips to em- Mr. Bradon finished his pre- ucts gift basket, sunglasses, a
Press Staff phasize a point, sentation by quoting his favor- pocket knife, a GPS system, bin-
The second annual Sports- He also likened temptation ite scriptures from the Book oculars, transistor radio, a watch
man's Banquet was held in the to a feed plot, something hunt- of Ephesians,
Family Life Center of the First ers plant to lure in prey. Giving which describes
Baptist Church of Macclenny into temptation and straying into clothing the
February 16. The banquet is a the feed plot is dangerous and body from head ,.
church outreach and was free to makes a person vulnerable to to toe in spiri- ;
the community. sin. That sin then has far-reach- tual armor. '''
Nearly 200 attended the event ing effects and can lead to ruin "Then not
which featured a wild game din- and despair. the fiery darts ..
ner, a guest speaker, interactive "You walk around in that feed from hell or ,m
fishing and hunting booths and plot, then you bring home that even Muzzy E
a raffle for prizes, courtesy of sinful dirt on your shoes," he Broadheads can
many local businesses and indi- told the audience. "You track it penetrate," he
viduals. into your home, to your job, and said.
Robert B through every Dinner was
Bradow, co- other part of fried venison,
founder of your life." barbecued wild
CrossHeir The good hog, pork, Speaker Robert Bradon makes a point with his crossbow.
Outfitters, an news, Mr. smoked turkey PHoTos BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
organization r ', Bradow in- and chuckars
dedicated to formed the (a type of large quail). Some of and several savings bonds.
conducting men, is that the cooks teased the attendeesson rwo .
men's out- ..... along with by claiming a bowl of fried pork McKendree a Ross Youth 20d ody
reach spiri- temptation, nuggets was armadillo! McKendree a Ross Youth2
ua events, the way of Door prizes included a cam- gauge 22 rifle combination with
was the fea- escape is also ouflage Bible, Avon men's prod- carrying case.
tured speaker provided and
and talked in .:. God will not
length about let anyone be RICH LAUAMORE
temptation tempted be-
and redemp- yond what can
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many analogies between hunt- "God's love is like that. In fact
ing, fishing and Scripture. At in the King James Bible there
times he brandished his cross- are sixty-one references to God
bow and arrows fitted with as a refuge," he said.


Bob Gerard
I don't follow golf all that
much. I like to watch the TPC
and the Masters, and will tune
into the British Open, but as for
being a fan, I'm really not. But
even a casual fan like me can ap-
preciate what Tiger Woods is do-
ing this season.
Woods won his third straight
tournament this weekend with
a convincing victory in the Ac-
centure Match. Play Champion-
ship. Not only did he win the
most unpredictable-of the PGA
tournaments, but he did it in re-
markable fashion. He won by the
largest margin in the history of
the event.
That means Woods is unde-
feated this season, and he's been
winning every tournament in
style. He has his highest Golf Di-
gest power ranking ever and is a
mile ahead of #2 Justin Rose.
How long can Tiger keep up
this win streak?
Who knows? He's Tiger
Woods. He's the best there is by
a long shot. It's not even a talk-
ing point. There isn't anyone who
isn't on Thorazine who would ar-
gue who the greatest golfer in the
world is Tiger Woods.
There are some interesting
rumors out there floating around
the NFL. The off-season is al-
ways rife with rumors of who
might go here and who might go
there. But the most interesting
of the rumors .is that out-of-con-
tract wide receiver Randy Moss
will leave the Patriots and ply his
trade in Dallas.
That would put Moss on the
same team as Terrell Owens.
Is there room for two egos that
massive and talent that impres-
sive on the same side of the line
of scrimmage?
Tony Romo might have a hard
time throwing the ball enough to
satisfy those guys. But even for a
casual Cowboys fan the idea of
Romo tossing the ball to Owens
and Moss will make you wish it
was September.
I've seen horrific injuries
in sports. Joe Theismann's ter-
rible injury while playing for the
Redskins is one that sticks in my
I saw another while watch-
ing soccer this week. Eduardo, a

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The Wildcat baseball team de-
stroyed the Ribault Trojans by a
25-0 score on February 19 at the
BCHS field. Ribault never could
get started and didn't get a hit off
BCHS, despite Coach John Sta-
ples using the game as a way to
work in five different pitchers.
The Cats collected 13 hits that
evening and, as the score illus-
trates, controlled the game from
start to finish. Coach Staples was
philosophical about the big win.
"This was a game I never
should have scheduled as we got
absolutely nothing from it but a
victory," said Staples.
The Wildcats had a much
tougher opponent on Thursday
at home when they took on key
district foe Alachua Santa Fe.
The Raiders jumped out on top
early and then held on for a 4-3
win. BCHS gave them a run for

their money, rallying and almost
winning the game in the seventh
The Cats failed to capital-
ize however, when they loaded
the bases with the winning runs
but couldn't bring any of them
Jarrell Rodgers and Brad
Griffis threw the ball well for
BCHS and Chase Bennett col-
lected a pair of hits.
"You've got to compete for
seven innings and we laid around
for five," said Staples. "We have
got to get more tenacity offen-
sively and raise the intensity
level with a sense of urgency to
score runs early."
The loss puts the Wildcats at
3-1 for the season. They travel to
Crescent City on Thursday and
host Ridgeview at home Friday
at 6 pm.

Even the non-avidgof watcher

can appreciate 'the best there is

striker for the British team Arse-
nal, was kicked right above the
ankle, snapping his leg in half.
The ankle folded over and both
bones in his leg pierced the skin.
He was stretchered off and
both teams were devastated by
the injury. Martin Taylor, the
Birmingham defender who did
the kicking, was "mentally shat-
tered" by the injury.
To show you how seriously
the Brits take their football,
Taylor has been receiving death
threats from Arsenal fans.
Seeing something like that in-
jury can put everything in sports
in perspective.

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The Florida Department of Environmental Protection,
Division of Recreation & Parks
announces a public meeting to which all persons are invited.
DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, March 4, 2008, 7:00 p.m.
PLACE: Osceola National Forest, Ranger District Office, U.S. Highway 90, Olustee, Florida.
GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: Presentation and discussion of the proposed management
plan for Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park. A copy of the management plan will be available at Olustee
Battlefield Historic State Park and Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park for review. Electronic versions
of the plans are available upon request by mailing: Ms. BryAnne White at (
A COPY OF THE AGENDA MAY BE OBTAIND BY CONTACTING: Ben Faure, Park Manager of this park at (386)
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations
to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 48 hours before the workshop/
meeting by contacting: Ben Faure, Park Manager (386) 397-4466 or email (
If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800) 955-
8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).
For more information, you may contact: Ben Faure, Park Manager (386) 397-4466 or email (Benjamin.Faure@


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50,000 miles on V6 motor and trans- have tools, benefits after 90 days. 259-
mission, new brakes, $1800. 571- 5877. 12/30tfc
0913. 2/28p Charlton VNS has an ooenino for a full-

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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.

Prom dresses, all sizes. 259-3172.
1979 Winnebago, 26', runs good,
generator, stove, refrigerator, hot water
heater, all work, $3200. 259-6426.
2003, 16x7 Cargo Craft Explorer
trailer, " plywood floor and doors, 4
wheel electric brakes on tandem axle,
like new, $3000. 613-6001. 7/19tfc
Astro Glass bass boat, 17Y2 ft., 115,
Johnson, jrand new 72 Ib. thrust troll-
ing motor and trailer. Ready to fish."
$5000 OBO. Call Jimmy at 259-2927.
Antique breakfront buffet, breakfront
china cabinet, buffet, all mahogany, can
be seen at Southern Charm. 259-4140.
Treadmill, digital screen w/heart moni-
tor, elevation, paid $380, will sacrifice
for $200. Call 259-8611. 2/28p
Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece,
excellent condition. Southern Charm
259-4140. 1'2/9tfc
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
Golf cart, electric, needs batteries, mid
90s, $250 firm. 536-2256. 2/28p
Toyota truck parts, mid 90s, door,
hood, core motor, Tranny 5 speed, au-
tomatic, radials, etc. Call 536-2256.
Butterfly dining table with 6 chairs,
very ornate, fluted legs, rare; half round
foyer console. All pieces are mahogany
wood. Southern Charm. 259-4140.
Now open. The Franklin Mercantile will
be open Fridays and Saturdays for your
shopping pleasure. Come see what's
new! Railroad crossing in Glen. 259-
6040. 1/31tfc
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
canvases, drawing pads and much
more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
Street, 259-3737. tfc
14' flat bottom Jon boat and trailer,
in poor shape, but doesn't leak. Trailer
poor as well, but has new tires, just
rusty. $250 OBO for all. 536-2256.
Peavy amplifier, almost new, guitar,
$300 both. 571-0913. 2/28p
Introducing Glad Bags. Inspiring tote
bags with embroidered bible verses.
Trehdy look meets timeless hope! Avail-
able at The Franklin Mercantile, railroad
crossing in Glen. 259-6040. 2/28tfc
2002 Mallard camper, 22 ft., excellent
condition, $6500.. 259-9066. 2/28p
Car dollie $425; 1998 Forrest River,
Sunseeker motor home, 30 ft, Ford
V10, self contained, jack, duct air,
$26,000 OBO. 259-7614. 2/28p

Just in time for Bike Week! 2003 Har-
ley Davidson, soft tail, Heritage, 100
year anniversary bike, silver and black,
garage kept, loaded with goodies, pipes
have been modified, lots of chrome,
one owner, only 5200 miles, paid over
$23,000 in 2003, asking $14,000 OBO.
Must sell, moving and no garage. 386-
867-2023. 2/28c
1976 Chevrolet 4x4, 350, automatic,
Dana 44 front end, new rear end, 6"
suspension, 35" tires, 411 gears,
$3000. 259-7910 or 424-9831. 2/28p

2001 gold Nissan Maxima, leather,
sunroof, Bose stereo, system, $9000
OBO. 904-305-0400. 2/28p
2006 crew cab Z71, 4x4, less than
40k miles, loaded, $24,000.904- 591-
0881. 2/28p
2002 white Honda Accord EX, sedan,
leather, sunroof, automatic, 6 disc CD
changer, $9000 OBO. 904-703-6937.
Be. heard and seen @ Bike week this
year. 2002 Harley Davidson custom
soft tail, garage kept, low miles, must
see. Asking $9000. 535-2050.
1997 Ford Ranger for parts of com-
plete with title, $800. 259-7614. 2/28p

Junk removal. Don't want the hassle?
We'll hear and haul your unwanted
metal junk. Free hauling. Old washer,
dryers, A/C, freezers, lawn mowers,
tanks, metal scrap, etc. Call local at
904-759-4162. 2/28-3/6p
Rajun Cajun & Tambourine Show.
E-mail for booking info: Louisiana-Re- 2/28p
Babysitting in my home, all ages, 6:00
am-until. Monday-Friday, near 125 &
127. 838-2287. 2/28-3/6p
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
I will babysit in my home, Monday-
Friday. For more information, ask for
Connie at 259-4748 or 334-7739.
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Feeder pits. 259-2419. 2/28p
Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $50 boarding fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc

Notice to readers:
The newspaper often publishes classified
advertising on subjects like work-at-hame,
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
Pier 6 Seafood now accepting appli-
cations for all positions servers,
cashiers, dishwashers and cooks. 259-
6123. 2/14-3/5c
The Town of Glen St. Mary has an
outstanding opportunity for a main-
tenance employee. Applicants should
have knowledge of basic'building main-
tenance, lawn equipment maintenance,
organizational skills and be able to work
with the public. Applicants should also
be able to operate mowers, tractors
and other hand power tools as well as
perform a variety of manual labor tasks
in the maintenance and repair of Town
grounds and facilities. A valid driver's
license is required. Applications can be
obtained at Town Hall, Monday-Friday,
8:30 am-12:30 pm or mail your resume
to P.O. Box 519, Glen St. Mary, FL
32040. Deadline is Wednesday, March
12, 2008. EOE. 2/28-3/6c
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
Baker County Animal Control is
accepting applications for the follow-
ing position: Assistant to the Director
of Operations. Basic knowledge of
domestic animal handling and behav-
ior required. Applicants shall have
no physical limitations and be able
to lift at least 100 Ibs. Kennel duties
are required with this position. High
school diploma or GED required as
well as a valid Florida drivers license.
Applications are available at the Baker
County Administration Building located
at 55 North Third Street, Macclenny
Florida 32063. Deadline for submitting
applications is March 12, 2008 at 2:00
pm. Baker County is a drug free work
place and EOE. 2/28-3/6c

Notice to Readers
All real estate advertising in this newspaper
is subject to the Fair Housing' Act which
makes it illegal to advertise "any preference,
limitation or discrimination based on race,
color, religion, sex, handicap, familiar.status
or national origin, or an intention, to make
any such preference, limitation or'discrimi-
nation." Familial status includes children
under the age of 18 living with parents or
legal custodians, pregnant women and peo-
ple securing custody of children under 18.
This newspaper will not knowingly accept
any advertising for real estate which is in
violation of the law. Our readers are hereby
informed that all dwellings advertised in this
newspaper are available on an equal oppor-
tunity basis. To complain of discrimination,
call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777. The
toll free telephone number for the impaired
is 1-800-927-9275.
Acreage & farms. 140 acres, 1 mile
road frontage, $6000 per acre. 259-
8028. 2/14-3/5c

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4 BR, 2 BA $135,000
4 BR, 212 BA, 36.54 acres river front estate
New 3 BR, 2 BA (2 to choose from) $154,900
3 BR, 2 BA 4.88 acres joining park $359,000
New 3 BR, 2 BA in Glen $179,900


2002, 3 BR, 2'BA DWMH with 24x24
building on 2.27 acres, St. Mary's River
Bluff road, high & dry, easy access to
river, great for four wheelers, $115,000.
Call 912-843-2135 or 904-677-6151.
4 BR, 2 BA home on South Boulevard
and Martin Luther. Selling below
appraised value. $102,000. Serious
inquires only. 904-697-7258. 2/14tfc
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). 5/10tfc
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

4 BR, 2 BA brick home with 1876 SF.
heated on /2 acre in Macclenny, all elec-
tric appliances, $210,000. 813-1580
(18GFO). 5/10tfc
Farm house on 13.5 acres, three barns,
two ponds, cross fence, large oaks, will
divide for two families. 259-2465.
3 BR, 2 BA DWMH on approximately 1
acre. Only $82,500. 904-591-0881.
Land & home packages. Singlewides
and doublewides. 1 acre to 10 acres.
Some owner financing available. 904-
653-1656 leave message. 2/7-28p
Reduced. 3 BR, 2 BA in Rolling
Meadows. House is one year old.
Fireplace, very nice, $184,900. 904-
483-6409. 11/22tfc

Jim Smith, Broker
Teresa Yarborough, Broker Associate
Sales Associates .
Mark Lancaster Juanice Padgett
Shannon Jackson

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






,'YI.SE Friday 8:00 am-1:00 pm. 748 N. 5th Street.
Furniture, clothes, lots of stuff.
A.G ,,, Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?, 425 S. College
Street. Womens, mens, girls & boys clothes,
toys, furniture and baby items.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?. 7349 W. Madison Street, Glen
St. Mary.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?, 5 miles north of Macclenny on
Hwy 121 N., left on Londa Thrift Road. Miscellaneous, house-
hold items, dishes, etc. Two families.
Friday & Saturday 9:00 am-?, 23C, follow signs. A little bit of
everything. Four families.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?, 23B to Tom Wilkerson Road.
Friday & Saturday 9:00 am-?, 7610 Mudlake Road. House-
hold items, women and mens clothes, baby boy clothes and
toys, scrapbook and craft items.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 pm, Copper Creek, follow
signs. Dolls, knick-knacks, clothes, lots of miscellaneous.
Saturday 8:00 am-?, 5174 Shaw Street, Olustee, FL. Appli-
ances, furniture and clothes.
Saturday 8:00 am-?. 718 Long.Drive. Furniture, household
goods, much more. Four families.
Saturday only, all day. 6126 George Hodges Road. Multi-fam-
Saturday 7:00 am-1:00 pm, 50 North Boulevard across from
girl's softball field, Macclenny. Everything. Clothes, home de-
cor, etc. Two families.
Saturday 7:00 am-?, 6317 CW Webb Road. Clothes, house-
hold items, kitchenware.
Saturday 9:00 am-?, Woodlawn Road to Dupree Road, follow
to dead end. Furniture coffee and end tables, bed unit, di-
nette, computer db~k: aplllintes Washer, dryer;:'reirlgerator.
Saturday 8:00 am-?. 7444 Oak Ridge Drive, Glen St. Mary, CR
125 to Bob Burnsed Road to Oak Ridge Drive. Two families.
Saturday 8:00 am-noon, 4627 Hickory Street, Macclenny II.
Furniture, clothes, large fish tank, much more. Three families.
Saturday 8:00 am-?, 5541 George Hodges Road. Home Inte-
rior candles on sale, a few miscellaneous Home Interior items.
Catalogs available. Call Rachel at 591-7379 www.homeinteri-
Saturday 8:00 am-?, Linda Street. Lots of good stuff. Multi-
Saturday 9:00 am-1:00 pm, Lowder N. To Deercreek Lane,
follow signs. Baby crib, high chair, carseats, etc. Home fur-
nishings, good quality clothes.
Saturday 8:00 am-?, 8222 Willie Wilkerson Road off Wood-
lawn Road. Furniture, unused baby items, adult clothes, crib,
changing table, poker table.
Saturday, 9:00 am-2:00 pm, 513 N. 5th Street. Baby items,
children's clothes, household items.some furniture. Three

799 S. 6th St., Macclenny ** 259-6555

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
Northeast Florida State Hospital and
Baker County are in contract agreement
to recruit and select qualified applicants
forthe following position: Mental Health
Security Specialist/Security Dept.
**Preference will be given to applicants
retaining Basic Recruit Training Course
(CTI) and certificate must be provided
at interview.** Selected applicants
will be hired as county employees, eli-
gible for county benefits. The physical
location of employment will be on site
at Northeast Florida State Hospital..
Salary will be determined based upon
applicable position, experience and
education. Applications and posi-
tion information (Class Specifications
and Position Descriptions) are avail-
able to pick up at Northeast Florida
State Hospital, Human Resources,
Administration Building, Computer
Room 7487 S. SR 121, Macclenny,
FL 32063 (telephone) 904-259-621.1,
ext. 1175 and (fax) 904-259-7104. The
position will post in accordance with
Baker County posting requirements for
a period of 14 days. Posting will begin
on Monday, February 25, 2008 and
will close on Monday, March 10, 2008.
Copy of HS Diploma, driver's license,
social security card and CTI/Security/
Law Enforcement Certificate require at
time of interview. Applications cannot
be considered after the closing date of
March 10, 2008. 2/28c
Non-smoker, part-time, all kinds of
outside yard work for home, depend-
able, not afraid of heights. 259-9081.
Guaranteed interviews at Zaxby's
every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 pm. 11/29tfc
Dental assistant needed'. New office in
Lake City needing to expand. Full-time
position, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-5:00
pm, salary commensurate with experi-
ence, benefits plus bonus'. Also need
part-time hygienist. Please fax resume
to 386-752-3122. 2/14-3/13p
Local home care agency seeking PRN,
RN, OT and a full-time PT. Please call
259-3111 for more information.
Avon. Career or pocket money. You
decide. 904-275-3215 or 1-866-665-
2866 ISR.
Need dump truck driver, must have
CDL Class B, clean driving record, must
be dependable with good work record.
Call 904-259-4774 or 904-334-9329.

THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, February 28, 2008 Page 14

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,
$120,000. 259-8028. 2/14-3/5c
3 BR, 2 BA brick home w/1721 SF heat-
ed on 1/2 acre in Macclenny, all electric
appliances, $180,000. Call 813-1580
(8WE). 5/10tfc
2 acres Including all improvements,
North of Sanderson. $24,900. 259-
8028. 2/14-3/5c
3 acres, high & dry, fish pond, homes
or mobile homes, set-up included,
owner financing or cash 'discount. 912-
843-8118. 2/22tfc
Own your land? Land/home packages.
"No down payment" WAG. 259-8028.
FSBO. Copper Creek Hills, Unit III, 2
large lot $65,000 each, 1 lot @ $55,000.
9.39 acres 1 mile north of Sanderson
on CR 229. $103,500. Owner financing
available. 904-813-1580. 1/10tfc
3 acre on Estate Street at entrance
to Macclenny II, $49,900. Guaranteed
financing with 10% down. 904-219-
0480. 2/7tfc
3 BR, 11/2 BA house, 903 Miltondale
Road, completely remodeled, $136,000.
259-0893. 2/21tfc

To buy pine and hardwood timber. Call
386-752-1141 or 386-961-2300.
You wanted to sell, now you need to
sell. I buy Baker County houses any con-
dition, any price. Privacy guaranteed.
904-219-0480. 1/17tfc

3 BR, 2 BA SWMH on fenced Y2 acre lot
2 miles from 1-10, garbage and lawn ser-
vice included, $650/month, first and last
and deposit. 259-2552 or 614-6111.
Copper Creek. 3 BR, 2 BA, fireplace,
jacuzzi, possible lease with option to
buy, $1350/month plus deposit. 482-
7709. 2/28p
For sale or rent. 3 BR, 2 BA DW on
acre on 125 S and Mudlake Road.
Asking price is $130,000. Rents for
$750/month with $1150 deposit. 259-
9066. 2/21-3/7p
3 BR & 2 BR mobile homes, no pets,
garbage pickup, water & yard moving
provided, $475-$625. 912-843-8118.
3 BR, 2 BA house, no pets, lease
required, $850,monnr, $600 security
deposit. 714 Chipshot Drive. 259-9797.
2 BR, 1 BA in country, living room, din-
ing room and kitchen, front and back
porch, CH/A, $700/month, $800 deposit.
259-6966. 2/28c

New home, Glen city limits, 3 BR, 2 BA,
no pets, no smoking. 259-6128 or 588-
3876. 2/7tfc
Mobile homes. 2 and 3 BR, A/C, no pets,
$500-$575 plus deposit. 904-860-4604.
Large 1 BR apartment, newly remod-
eled, 7 miles north of Macclenny, $600/
month plus deposit, includes utilities and
yard work. 259-6426. 2/28p
3 BR, 2 BA MH, St. Mary's Bluff, GA off
185,1474 Horseshoe Loop, $650/month,
$500 deposit. 259-3519. 2/21-28p
2 BR, 2 BA MH In country, no pets, $500
deposit, $600/month. 275-2865 or 923-
2191. 2/28-3/10c

2 BR, 1 BA apartment, CH/A, $550/
month, $5:50/deposit. 49 Ohio Avenue.
259-6488 or 536-3827 or 487-1184.
2 BR, 1 BA, $385/month, $385 deposit,
garbage, water, sewer and lawn care
included, no pets. 912-843-8165 or 904-
219-2690. 2/28c

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Cherokee, NC, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge
and Dollywood, $325/week. 386-752-

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Special on Oceanfront condo In St.
Augustine. $75 off reservations made
before March 10th. 1 BR, sleeps 4 or
5, kitchen equipped, heated pool, beach
access. $785/week. Call for pictures.
904-483-7617. 2/14-3/5p

Established sandwich shop located
in the Cornerstone Shopping' Center.
Family owned and operated. $25,000.
Serious inquires only. 753-6040.

2008 Fleetwood, 28x44, 3 BR, 2 BA,
$29,900. Call Larry at 259-1100.
All 2007s must go! Selling lot models
at invoice, includes furniture and decor.
Must see to believe. Call Larry at 904-
259-1100. 2/14-3/5c
1999 Skyline DW, 4 BR, 2 BA, 32x80,
$49,000 OBO. 259-8000. 2/14-28p


389681 Home on 1.5 acres, 30 X 40 garage/
workshop & LRG open country KIT w/custom
stove. $299,900
362238 28.54 acres on paved road frontage,
partially cleared for houses, horses & cows.
Zoned 1 home per 7.5 acres. $485,180
MLS# 380002 Nice private 7.56 acres, shady
lot partially cleared T-shape lot w/paved RD
access from CR-130. $102,900
405424 approx 1.91 acres, re-done exterior
w/new metal roof, covered porch for sipping
lemon-aid & a huge wood burning fireplace.
IT MLS# 400654 2.5 acres, landscaped in
perfection, 3BR/2.5BA, Formal DMG/FAM
RM, breakfast nook, Irg kitchen & a frplc for
those cozy nights. $299,999
Immaculate 4BR/3BA 2,480sf hm sitting on
5.14 acres; 4 stall barn, feed & tack room,
entire property fenced & crossed fenced.
Brick built in 2004, Irg open floor plan
w/2300sf, 4BR/2.5BA, wd/floor, approx. /2
acre lot w/covered Lanai. $294,999
368711 Property zoned Res/Commercial
approx 1421sf on .59 acre; great location
for business, selling"As-ls" and with loads of
potential! $190,000
MAKE THE CHOICE MLS # 394871 Here.
is a 2,000sf & 3BR/2BA rancher; open floor
plan, formal DNG RM/ SEP breakfast area,
food prep-island & more! $234,900

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Great entertainment

lined up for the A-Fest

If you're a teen at BCMS or
BCHS, the place to be this week-
end is going to be A-Fest from 1-
10 pm at the Baker County Fair-
grounds. There are great bands,
food, video game competitions
and much more at this unique
A-Fest is a joint venture be-
tween the YMCA, Outspok'n,
and the Baker County Health
Department to raise awareness
of teen pregnancy and promote
abstinence. Despite its serious
message, A-Fest is a fun event
that annually pulls over 1000
teens to the fairgrounds.
With the addition of headliners
Family Force 5 and Between the
STrees, A-Fest coordinator Sara
Beth Gerard thinks attendance
could double over last year.
"Family Force Five and Be-
tween the Trees lead a group
of great rock bands at the stage
area. Both bands have hit songs
to their credit and routinely sell
out their performances," said
Ms. Gerard.
In addition to the two headlin-
ers, local band Don't Sigh Daisy
will perform with Jacksonville
bands The Sophomore Attempt,
Red Letter Bullet, Parade the
City, Matlock and Wherefore.
The music starts at 4 pm.
The featured speaker will be
former Jacksonville Jaguar and
St. Louis Rams punter Brian
Barker. During his 14-year ca-

School bands to

hold spring concert
The Baker County Middle
School and Baker High bands
will present a spring concert on
Thursday, February 28 at 7:00
pm in the middle school audito-'i,. i

The concert is free and will
feature performances by six mu-
sical ensembles including the
concert and jazz bands, as well
as the choir.
For more information on
this evening of musical enter-
tainment, please visit www., or call
the BCHS band room at 259-

reer, Barker was one of the pre-
mier punters in the NFL and a
fan favorite with the Jaguars.
Along with the music and fun,
there will be inflatables and food.
The event is free.
Call the YMCA at 259-0898
for more information.

S< he lulluitim l u s

School Lunch
March 3-7
Offered everyday:
Cold lunch plate, chef salad
or pasta salad w/wheat roll or
crackers and dessert (when of-
fered), 1% lowfat white milk,
1/2% lowfat flavored milk, or-
ange juice

Monday, March 3
Breakfast: Cereal w/slice of multi
grain toast, fruit juice and milk.
Lunch; Roast pork with a home-
made wheat roll or pizza burger on
a bun, mashed potatoes and gravy,
seasoned pole beans, chilled fruit
choice, orange juice
Tuesday, March 4
Breakfast: Waffles with syrup,
sliced peaches and milk
Lunch: Shepherd's Pie with a home-
made wheat roll or cold Turkey and
cheese sandwich on a bun, lettuce
and tomato slices, steamed broccoli,
potato rounds, orange juice and
homemade rice pudding
Wednesday, March 5
Breakfast: Chicken biscuit, fruit
juice, and milk
Lunch: Cheeseburger on a bun or
hot dog on a bun, baked french fries,
lettuce and tomato slices, creamy
coleslaw, orange juice, and cherry
Thursday, March 6
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with
baked potato rounds, fruit juice,
and milk
SLunch: C(hce:e pizza slice or BBQ.
pork on a whole grain bun, baked
potato rounds, garden peas and c ar-
rots, chilled pears, and orange juice.
Friday, March 7
Breakfast: Egg and cheese burrito,
fruit juice and milk
Lunch: Pepperoni pizza hot pocket
or salisbury steak with rice and
gravy, raw veggies with lowfat ranch
dressing, steamed green beans, fresh
fruit choice, orange juice, and a
homemade wheat roll. Roasted pea-
nut cup (Gr. 7-12 only)

AnnualB CHS humanities trip to a chilly BigApple earlier this month...
This group of bundled-up Baker County High School students, teachers and chaperones posed in Times quare during 'a recent humanities trip to New York City, a tradition
for seniors that dates back three decades. The group hit Big Apple highlights like Rockefeller Center, the Met Museum of Art, Ellis Island, St..Patrick's Cathedral and took in
several Broadway plays. One of them was The Little Mermaid, and the students had a question-answer session with members of the cast afterward. They were in the city Feb-
ruary 16-19. The group included: front row kneeling Debbie Gnann, Taylor Fraser, Casey Higgenbotham, Alex Gotay, Jessica Alford, Jamie Buford, Brianna Hinson, Leslie Tanner, Ashley
Barrett; second row Diane Wells, Marketa Crews, Miranda Crews, Erika Kosier, Chelsea Walls, Jessica Crews, Amber Chiasson, Robert Prather, Crystal Lucas, Liz Russell, Ida Fish; Third Row
- Dylan Gerard, Kelley Norman, Bob Gerard, Spencer Norman-Gerard, Sarah Nichols, Garrett Lucas, Kaitlyn Stevens, Denny Wells, Megan Williams, Brad Burnsed, Marlys Thomas, Evan Ward,
Mitchell Robertson, Trey Orberg, Alana Harvey, Kyle Smallwood, Stephanie Karpf, Pam Kozier, Dustin Mann, Debbie Frazier, Penny Register, Doug Register. Photo courtesy of Bob Gerard



Top school employees recognized..
Baker County teachers and school-related employees of the year for 2007-08
were recognized during the school board meeting February 19. Employees re-
ceiving recognition plaques and $200 bonus checks were (above): teacher of the
year nominees(from left): Rachel Lewis, PreK-Kindergarten Center; Tami Harvey,
Macclenny Elementary and District Teacher of the Year; Suzie Miller, Westside
Elementary School; Quentin Taylor, Keller Intermediate School; Faith Harvey Fly,
BCHS; Carolyn McCullough, BCMS. Below: school-related employees (non-in-
structional) of the year: Sue Matthews, Westside Elementary; Donna Sapp, district
office; Kathy Andrews, transportation; Mary Howell, BCHS; Cheryl McCreary,
Macclenny Elementary; Jackie Kirkland, BCMS; Stephanie Wingard, Pre-K/Kin-
dergarten Center; Susan Wagstaff, Keller Intermediate.

School Calendar
Week of March 3-7
Monday, March 3
District-wide: School Board Mgt.,
6:30 p.m., Margaretta BCHS: Calendar
Pageant Practice, Auditorium, 3:00
5:00 p.m., Tennis @ Calahan, 3:00
p.m. BCMS: Softball vs. Calahan (H),
4:15 p.m.
*Tuesday, March 4
BCHS: Track at Hamilton County, 4:00
p.m., Softball (H), 4:00 & 6:00 p.m.,
Middle School to use track @ 4:15,
JV & Varsity Baseball @ Middleburg,
3:30 & 6:30 p.m., Tennis (H), 3:45,
p.m. BCMS: Track @ BCHS, 4:15
KIS: Family Reading Night, 4:00 -
8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 5
District-wide: Earky Release BCHS:
JV Baseball @ Ridgeview, 3:00 p.m.,
'Calendar Pagent Practice, Auditorium,
3:00-5:00 p.m. WES: Merrie Melodies.
Club Mgt., 7:50 a.m.
Thursday, March 6
Baseball vs. Clay (H), 6:00 p.m.,
Softball at Lake City, 6:00 p.m., Boys
Weightlighting (H), 3:30 p.m., Tennis
@ Yulee, 3:45 p.m. BCMS: Softball
at Femandina Beach, 4:15 WES:
Just .Say No Club Mtg., 8:00 a.m.,
Good Morning Show Club Mtg., 8:00
S '' p Rope For H art" during
Friday, March 7
BCHS: Softball @ Bradford, 5:00
& 7:00 p.m., Baseball vs. Suwannee
(H), 6:00 p.m., BCMS: Accelerated
Reading Test 'Due KIS: School
Advisory Council Mtg., 8:00 a.m.
WES: Kite Day PK/PK Center: "Jump
Rope For Heart" during RESOURCE

Congratulations to
Brad Burnsed
Baker County
High School's
Salutatorian 2008!

Your dedication, hard-
work and perseverance
have brought you many ac-
ademic achievements over
the years. We have been so
proud of you for each and
every one of them but, you
have really honored and
awed us with this one.
vtirunoongratulqogrson, our
Ifffrts are b6erflowing % ith
pride, respect admiration,
happiness and love for you.
You will forever, own our
Love always,
Mom, Dad and Andy

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