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79th Year, Vol. 34 Thursday, December 18, 2008 Macclenny, Florida 50Q
Marjorie Lord Yulepa.rty
when the youth craghed a
his Buick Lesabre into a
light pole at MLK and Myrtle
Ave. cin Jacksonv~ille's north-
Later, police said another
Macclenny resident they iden-
tified as Kenneth Copeland,
19, may have jumped from the
Buick before it crashed.
When several JSO officers
approached the vehicle,~ they
Said young Brown was~ dead
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The n ind peeled back a rin roof ar the Thomas residence and slammed it against a tree. At left. M~r. Thomas sifts through the
interior of his damaged home later Thulrsday morning. Phoosl by Jol Addington
The gustnado occurred as a squall trees."
,assed over Margaretta and a wind gust There were few trees around the affected homes and
ihot down from the thunderstorm, making the ground was littered with garbage, household items
contactt with the ground. and, other debris. Neighbors and affected residents sur-
"When they d~o [make contact], they veyed the destruction from under umbrellas, inside their
ipin," said Mr. Sandrik, adding that gitst- vehicles or huddled beneath a partially-damaged car-
lados are not uncommon and happen often port. .
police cars arid aiming
at oixcoming traffic be-
fore slamming, ihito the pole.
.Mr.: Coleman was the sole
loccupaint of the: vehicle ~othei
than the dead boy, and told po-
lice he didn't remember what
happened during the chase.
Witnesses claimed they heard
six or more gunshots coming
from police, but the Buick bore
no evidence of bullet hol'e~s
from the outside. -
Mr.: Coleman was arrested
for giving several false names
initially, and on an outstaridig
warrant from Union County
for home invasion robbery.
Ms. Bujeda said thle Buick was
Identified as the vehicle from
which several assault rifles
were taken in June, 2008.
The crime-ridden northside
has been the scene of nearly 30
police shootings in 2008, 14 of
Acting Baker Couinty sheriff
PhOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
"It just came on my mother one day, just
out of the blue," said Ms. Frost. "She decid- -
ed she wanted to do something for the less
advantaged children in this area and this is
what she came up with."
To Ms. Lord, all children need to receive
a gift of toys at Christmas and she was de-
Stermined to make that happen, in her own
small way. From her efforts, the annual
event known as The Majorie Lord Mimistry
Christmas Party for Less Advantaged Chil-
dren was born-
"Momma bought a prefabricated wood
shed and had it delivered to her home," said.
Ms. Frost. "That became her workshop
where she did her 'Santa' business."
Ms. Lord had the workshop fitted with
(See page 15)
role in beating
in August, 'O8
A Glen St. Mary man involved ini a
severe beating near the Cuyler area in
August of this year was sentenced on
December 15 to five years in prison, fol-,
lowed by a five-year probation.
Michael S. Hodges, 19, pleaded guilty
to attempted kidnapping, attempted ag-
gravated battery with a deadly weapon
and attempted, aggravated battery of
Kayla Bell, also 19, on August 14. Mr.
Hodges that night picked up the victim
on t~he pretense of going to a rural area
to drink beer, and
once they got to a
location near the Both
CRs 125 and 127 defendants
with Melinda Da-~ ~ were ghen
vis and a juvenile fiVe year
female beat her.
Ms. Bell man- terms for
fo a t aged to flee on peiu
residence south of OffeMlSeS
there on SR: 125,
and she was treat- -----
ed for head and other injuries at Shands
Ms. Davis earlier this month entered
a guilty plea to similar charges and will
serve a five-year sentence less 124 days
she spent in county jail. Mr. Hodges gets
the same credit,
Both defendants in early December
were given five-year terms for burglary
and theft south of Sanderson. The prison
sentences will run concurrently.
The third defendant's case in the Cuy-
ler beating still pends.
In other sentencing during Circuit
Judge Phyllis Rosier's final docket day
on the criminal bench, Allen Bennett,
72, of Glen was given three years after
(See page 2)
The- annual Marjorie Lord Christmas
pai-ty was held at the Macclenny Woman's
Club Dec~ember 13.
The doors opened
at 9:00 am, but the B
crowd of excited kids ?
and their parents be- Kelle,
gan waiting on the 7
choi able~it's front porch an Lannigan
~Marjorie Lord Press Staff
held her first Christ- .
mas giveaway party for children in Baker
County back in 1995. Today, her daugh-
ters Francis Frost and Marilyn Hodges are
working to carry on the tradition that meant
so much to their mother, who passed away
P 0, a
f our homes
- Ior now
BY JOEL ADDINGTON
The Baker County Commis-
sion decided December 15 to
start covering the cost of fam-
ily health insurance coverage
for four couples working for
the sheriff's department, but
The move eliminated a dis-
crepancy in which foul couples
working for county agencies
outside the sheriff's department
received- free family coverage.
Those within the department
paid $107 more each month for
the same coverage.
SThe issue came to light After
a courthouse employee mar-
ried a sheriff's deputy. They
I'ring the number of county
couples receiving free family
coverage starting in Jatnuary to
"I don't think anybody
Should expect free insurance,"
said County Manager Joe Cone
during the board's workshop
that afternoon. He recommend-
ed making the non-sheriff's de-.
partment couples pay the extra
$107 for family coverage.
All county employees con-
tribute $20 per month for indi-
vidual insurance coverage, and
(See page 14)
No in'uries ssas tom
down draft dips into
Mar arettaDec. 11
No one was injured when a tornado-like wind gust hit
the Margaretta community the morning of December II,
but four structures on the west side of Ruise Lane off CR
139 suffei-ed damage, some more
extensive than others.
The near-hurricane force winds B
peeled away one mobile home's en-
tire roof. and smashed it against a joel
nearby tree about 20 yards away. Addington
A bedroom and entrance way
were left exposed to the sky in Press Staff
another house, which had about a
quairtei of its roof damaged. County
fi refighters from Station 50 in
Glen St. Mary covered furniture
in the home's living room to save
it from water leaking through the
Before that, the volunteer fire-
men ivorked to tarp a small por-
tion of another trailer's roof that
sustained shingle damage.
"That's about all we ~did," said
~fire chief Richard Dcilan. "Wie
check for safety anad l ife-th reaten-
ing injures, then we go into pro-
tecting property." ~
A fourth structures, a horse
stable. was also damaged by what
National Weather Center meteo-
rologist AI Sandrik called a "gust-
nado," or combination w~ind gust
..It wasn't a true tornado." he .
said. "It will not go in the record as an official tornado."
in ustdy hertd
shootn; 2nd sought
SJacksonville police arrested of ai gunshot wound to the
a 19-year-old Macclenny man head, and ail investigation re-
late on Sunday on a niumber of veiled that none of them hiad
charges, and believe he may be fi red a weapon at the' Bttick as
~ involved in the shooting death the~y chased it through several
of juveniles who was at :ii~ neighborhoods, said de-
the wheel of a car that C apartment spokeswoman
evening when chased t3 'Melissa Bujeda.
by police. 'I 1The car was first
Tely D. Coleman, spotted hear Brooklyn
whose last known ad- Rd. and Xavier St. about
dress' was a post office 9:12 pm driving wiith, its
box in Macclenny, is lights off. The Bui~ck ran
suspected of shooting through a nearby stop
Eugene Brown III, 16, ;sign and drove reckless-
in, the head before or e,, rnlemann ly; crashing into several
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:ivCyCaTS fOr beating
pleading guilty to molesting 7y ar 11d girl back in May, 2006.
Mr. Bennett's sentence is shortened by the 980 days he has already
been in custody, both in jail and izi a mental health facility. Once re-
leased, he will- be -on sex offender probation for ten years.
*Leroy Bush was sentenced to one year and a day in prison after
pleading to possession of cocaine in a case just a month and a half
Mr. Bush was allowed the 45 days he has been in jail since his
arrest as punishment for driving on a suspended license, leaving the '
scene of an accident and fleeing police.
He led a county deputy on a high-speed chase south on Sixth St. in
Macclenny oin November 1, then wrecked his vehicle on the SR 12L
on-ramp to Interstate 10. He fled the scene on foot and- was arrested
sitting at the bar drinking beer at the Country Club Lounge.
He concealed a small amount of powder cocaine in a police vehicle
while-being taken to jail. .
Judge Rosier also ordered him to pay $60900to the Departmient of
Transportation for damage to its property that might -
*CalviriD. McCoy was given concurrent five-year proibations after
pleading guilty to fleeing police, felony driving on a suspended license
and child abuse. He was ordered also to attend pairenting classes.
*Judge Rosier ordered a two-year probation and restitution of
$1375 in return for Brian Patterson's no contest plea to unemployment
*Troy Glover got a six-month jail sentence followed by three years
on drug-offender .probation after pleading guilty to sale and posses-
sion of a synthetic 11arcotic. The state dropped a similar case as part
of the plea agreement.
year in county jail minus 98 days served wais ordered for Adri-
an Willis, who pleaded guilty to a reduced charge~ of trespass ojf:a
- Judge Rosier ordered the arrest of Robert Petty, who failed to ap-
pear in coutt on a felony battery charge.
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IYrling winds an'd lifted off the unaa ed per a ita ms "
"I was just circling and cir- placing videotapes and CDs into
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;winlging her finger in' the air to a~ bagiioa SE working i
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Neigbor ina ussewas a call to return to the place he's
inside her mobile home when called home for the last three
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S"My trailer went to shaking
and I looked out the window and
all I could see was stuff flying
around in the wind and rain,"
she said.- "It was so dark though
you really couldn't see nothing."
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ing, resident Christopher Thom-
as went into his now partially~
yea'he first thing 1I thought was
is my wife alright," he said.
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at the scene for more than two
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Letters to the Editor ..
Over did float theme
DAs a o er of children 7 and 2 years old, I was greatly disturbed by
one float in the annual Christmas parade this year. I don't know which
church the float was representing, possibly because I don't believe the
name was on it. The problem I had was when my 7-year-old child
lookleodo datume and asked, ommy h t us ite ditams hld
ing up what appearedsto be syringes and acting as if they were "doing
I understand the point the church was trying to make, but I don't
think the float represented the true spirit of Christmas, nor did I want
to explain this float to my daughter on a night that was supposed to be
a fun and exciting start to the Christmas season.
I work for a company that has had two floats on previous years. I am
fully aware of the requirements the City of Macclenny sets for entries.
It .seems as though there should be some sort of reprimand for such
activity, seeing as we bring our children to a parade to have fun anid
not to subjugate them to the harsh realities that are beyond the precious
years of their lives. This was an atrocity that seems to~have been swept
under the proverbial rug of "religiori" and "morality."
I implore the community to stand against the travesty this represents
to mine and your children. When we are ready to begin discussions on
such illegal activities, it is in our jurisdiction and not some church's
idea of the "spirit of Christmas" by depicting junkies on a binge.
If there is s~ich a thing as godliness in our commimnity, it~ should be
, kept ori the pulpit by an ordained minister, not by someone trying to
niake an example of today's society on a float at a parade.~ Evangelism
is defined by Webjster's dictionary as "the winning or revival of per-
sonal commitments to Christ."
If anyone in this community believes that any commitments were
made to Christ from these depictions, please respond in kind because
I believe if I were someone trying to be made an ~example of in said
depictions, I.w\ouldn't be in dowixtown Macclenny watching a Christ-
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Because they are government
employees they can not -express
their true feelings of the latest at-
tacks on the animal shelter. I will
tell you for them, get off their
backs! If you want to make the
place better, volunteer and help
Glen St. Mary
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Call Peggy at
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Cats and Christmas trees don't mix.
Shiny ornaments hanging from green boughs
Ma y iam te dcr tiresii the Lannigan house-
hold has met with an untimely end after being sub-
jected to an intense paw batting
feiesssion from an over-stimulated ~TH E :
It actually would start before P0
we even got the tree decorated be- P
spnebaox.Reann the id fom KELLEY L
boxes filled with a myriad of col- ~
ored, shiny balls, paper and pipe
cleaner angels, nutcrackers with feathery beard's
and all. manner of things that sparkle, rustle, rattle,
move and roll and you have a recipe for chaos. .
Years ago, we found a beautiful Scotch pine for
our Christmas tree.' It stood regally, filling tli~ cor-
Sner of the living room.Tfrom floor to the very top of
Mom was well known for her beautifully deco-
rated Christmas trees .and' she let us kids help with
the task, which made us feel very important and
We finished about an hour before Supper and
were so excited about the t~iee, we nearly knocked
our dad to the floor- as he came in from the of-
fice, dragging him into the living room to see our
It was crowded with ornaments and silvery tin-
sel. The large multi-colored lights looked hike big
j ewels. I distinctly remember admiring the.hand-
Spainted gingerbread ornaments from Ger~maly
that had been purchased 'new that yeai' They were
Obviously, Hilda our cat thought so, too.
We were all seated in the kitchen dining area eat-
ing supper when suddenly there was a tremendous
crash, followed by the sound of shattering glass in
the living room.' For a few seconds, nobody moved.
SWe all just stared in slack-jawed amazement mn the
direction of the living room.
"What in the blue hell was that?" shouted my
fat er,t jmpint up and crtatcakng his kneecaps-on
Just then, about two dozen Christmas balls of
assorted sizes came rolling by, fol_
BACK lowe bywid n'dul Uing st an
gusted across the floor.
RCH Around the corner and through
ANNIGAN open livi roomadloorinamekthe
~ greyhound and as frantic as if the
'devil were after her. She streaked
into the den, ran past the kitchen and disappeared
into the shadowy darkness of the back bedi~ooms.
A long section of beaded garland had gotten
caught in her' collar and it rattled and snapped like
a whip as she disappeared down the hall, making
wlild swipes at her face and neck.
From the- wreckage in the living room we sur-
mised vrihat had happened. The cat had shimmied
up the tree and had probably gone for the feathered
bird ornaments that dangled enticingly from the
upper boughs. Which,. of course, shifted the center
of gravity agnd the whole shebang crashed to the
floor causing stuff, including the cat, to fly every.
We redid the tree and it never looked quite as
good, but kids don't care about that sort of thing.
.They're happy for any kind of Christmas- decora-
The.cat didn't come out from under the~ bed
for the rest of~the night.' After that, for weeks, she
looked uneasily at the living room door vevry time
she passed it.
The next year, she had her own tree, a miniature
versiori specifically for her to tear up. It made her
deliriously happy an~d kept her from being skinnred
and~ made into a handbag.
Dear Editor: come' through th
This letter is in response to a conditional, and
letter printed last week. out to those~aba
:: I.'m .employed w'ith aninialr or neglected anil
control and I was surprised to see I have the ut
the letter regarding codridif6it~inht'' Georgia [Mt~nfc
the. animal control facility. The .[SelfJ, and I a
morning that couple came by, we part of a facility
had just opened. The first thing changes for the i
we do each morning is clean the mals and our citi
cages. Ms. Wingerter was told
this before she ever went into the
As for the local commotion
associated wiith animal control
lately, yes there were some
things that needed to be handled,
and I feel the county manager Dear Editor:
and commissioners have done I recently bec
what needed to be done. small dog tied t
What we really need is help Lowder St. in ~
from the public. We can use vol- hardly no shelter
unteers to help with the feeding freezing temper
and .caring of the animals and animal abuse.
this is a seven-day-a-week job. The county te
The public can also help by neu- with the city, a:
tering animals. they can do is se
I invite the public to come owner asking th
out to animal control [off Steel sheltered..
Bridge Rd.] anytime. We can use Someone in ;
your help. go speak to the (
We do this job because we him correct this
chose to, not because we have
to. Our love for the animals that
re facility is un-
Sour hearts go
most respect for
dr~t] and Steve~n
m proud to be
willing to make
sake of both ani-
came aware of a
under a tree [off
:r and left out in
atures. I call this
old me to check
nd they said all
:nd a.letter to the
at the animal be
owner and make
Most people do not understand
the enormous responsibility that
Georgia Morifort and her team
carry at the ~animal shelter. They
literally work on a shoestring
budget and donations. They re-
ceive calls daily on animals that
have been abandoned.
You think that we only have
an animal problem here in
Baker County? Animal control ~
i's a national problem. Look at
the news about what has been
done in Jacksonville's animal
shelter. The animal control
problem is something we cause
ourselves. The only reason we
need an animal shelter is because
we have avoided our responsibil-
ity as animal owners. If we truly
loved ou~r animals we would not
need an animal shelter.
It is a lack of responsibility to
allow your animal to reproduce
with' no control. Everyone needs
to get their animals spayed.
We want aninfial shelters to
clean up our mess with the ani-
mals because we are not respon-
sible citizens and take care of
them. Now everybody wants to
be a Monday morning quarter-
back when a decision is made
about an animal. Unless you
.have been in the war don't talk
, bad about the fighter. Animal
control is there to protect the
community, everything else is
The job of the animal shelter
is the safety of the community
and to protect us from animal
threats. The way they do that is
by removing the animal. Ylou
think they get put away animal
too quick? When a child is at-
tacked by an animal, then you
ask why animal control is taking
so long to put the animal awvay..
You cannot have it both ways.
I believe Georgia Monfort has
always accomplished her job-in
a very professional manner. She
makes decision on each animal
based on the safety and ivelfare
of the community. You may not
agree with decisions she has
made in the past, but if you had
to make the decision you would
have problems with it, too.
Some say the animal shelter
is unclean and unsanitary. This is
is untrue; my fanuly visited the
shelter a number of times and the
facilities are always clean, with a
Yule tree too alluring for felines
Recalbng the day adcarbrou~ghtitdown
IPraiSe fOr team at the animal shelter
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, December 18, 2008 Page 4
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~iHoliday Hififrs for City Hall
Please be advised that in
observance of the Christmas a'nd
Neil Year's Day Holidays, City Hall \\ ill
close on W~ednesday, December 24tl' at 5 p.ml.
b ~and will re-open for business ~on
Molvnday.December 29th, 2008 at 8:30 a.m.
We wvill close on Wednesday,' December 31 '. 200)8
at 5 p.m. and~ will re-open for business on
Friday, January 2" 2009.
Closed Saturday, January 3rd foT
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Drunk visin'seeing is believing...
H jight School were given fake cocktails called "mocktails" and donned Fatal Vision
goggles that replicate vision while intoxicated before trying to walk a straight line.
Pictured above isfreshman Trevor Voytko, 14, beginning htis jrst attempt. The dem-
onstikation on December. 16 was sponsored by the S.A.D.D. (Students Against Drunk
SDriving) club and the Baker County Sheriff's Ofjice. "It helps them realize,they can
party without alcohol,'" said Deputy Nicki Mizell. POOB OLDIGO
207 W. M A0AMETNNY APVM.
Anthony Robbins of Prosser H;
Mr. Robbins said his client
to develop a commercial shoe
private hunting club. He called
"simpler" way to proceed unt
market picks up and.the prev
homes, apartments and businel
forward on the 200-at
Board member Jac
ministry' at Blair
allock in Jack- Office.
Seven neighboring residents rose to speak
ha~s no desire against the Chupp family's request citing
voting range or safety concerns about the shooting range,
Sthe request a extra noise, more traffic and setting a pre-
il the housing cedence in granting exceptions to permitted
ious plans for uses.
sses can move "'If you let them bend this rule, you open it
cre tract. up with everyone else," said resident Kelley
ck Baker said Norman.
ind for family "Let's have it be what [the zoning] is,"
standable, but said another resident Kurt Schiner. "It's not
em" was using fair to other people in the county following
listry that may the rules."
Carl Fraser said he often drives Bobby
ined that he is Sapp Rd. and didn't like the idea of people
:r and the min- shooting in that direction, despite the berm
needs of law that's been erected behind the range's four
offering an op-~ targets.
hip and coun- "God is the only one that can guarantee a
lal arid profes- bullet will not fall from the air," he said.
The LPA.board voted 4-0 (Pat Collier
ely .no charg-, withheld her vote due to living in the neigh-
e said. "We're borhood) to deny the Chupp family's request
However, Todd to allow non-permitted uses on the roughly
d accept dona- 200-acre property.
erate the min- The decision can be appealed to the Baker
County Commission. The recreational ac-
was concerned tivities could also be moved to the Chupp
neighborhood family's neighboring parcel, which carries
bout any. plans agricultural zoning that permits those iuses.
Todd Chupp would not comment on what
,r less to "keep his family planned to do next, only to say the
hupp, 'but they matter was still under discussion. He.also
lnd each other wouldn't respond to questions about why the
ch more men, current acreage was more desirable than the
county Sheriff's ` neighboring land for the ministry.
ler wanting to use the la
re 'creation was under
edthe "crux of the problem
ule, it for an outreach miti
Grow in the future.
peR Todd Chupp explaj
vih a former police office
ihistry meets practical
One enforcement while or
portunity for fellows:
sellingg through person
Jomnsional challe ges
--ing [for shooting]," h
sim Iy offering a free tool." H
Chupp did say his church woul
tions for costs incurred to opt
,i 3oard member Amy Rios ~
about increased traffic in the
from the ministry and asked a
for it to ex and
Groups ivould number 12 o
them intimate," said Todd C1
could, also be scheduled arou
to grow the ministry and- ~rea
including those at the Baker Cc
The problem is that the Chupp family
rezoned the 200 acres the ministry is using.
for residential and commercial development
in 2004, which eliminated the above recre-
ational activities as permitted uses,
With a bleak market outlook for the 577
residential urits planned at the property, the
Chupp -family requested that the~ LPA board
allow. River City Church to continue its op-
"We're looking for an appeal to kee
things as they have been and how they are,
said Blair Nurseries' planning consultant
ing coming from property taxes
[13% is the,minimumn required
bhy the Department of 'Educa- .
tion], and only one percent from
the Florida Lottery.
In' geileral,` Florida's wealth-
ier counties with coastal prop-
erty have higher local funding
percentages in St. Johns it's
69%. In smaller rural counties
like Union at the bottom of the ~
scale, only 11%' of the rh~oney
comes from property taxes.
Ms. Richardson said mn a later
interview her presentation will
be tired to both the district and
individual school advisors com-
it ees masde up mostly of par- :i
"We have to get this message
out there, that the legislature is
squeezingschool districts and ,
parents have to get active."
that avseu bnt tu oto bht ed
is said to be 50th among the
states in,total education spend-
ing] and www.makeeducation-
In other business this week,
the board: .
* Adopted revised policies on
harassment and bullying to com-
ply with new state and federal
mandates. No one spoke ~on the
revisions during a brief ptiblic
*Approved $24,250 in extras
for the new two-story concrete
ut-:l- l' Networking Voice *
I~....~j Computer Repair
classroom building on the mid-
dle school campus. The charges
involve locks, ceiling panels and
heat pumps, and bring the new
total cost to $4.09 million. RIoyal
Concrete Concepts of West Palm
Beach is the contractor. .
*Approved a $2575 supple-
merit to Johnnie Milton as an
assistant BCHS football coach
this season. The measure should
have been on an earlier agenda,
but was inadvertently omitted.
*Approved a $6000 consult-
ing' contract with Keri E. Siler
of' Orlando as an evaluator of
the 21st Centhry center at Baike~r
High. The fee is paid bjy a ~grant
that funds: the vocat~ional` pro-
gram, and an outside consultant
is required as a condition for the
*Aliproved the district cal-
endark- for the next two years.
'Highlights are the start of school
in mid-August and dismissal the
first week of June. Veterans Day
is now a holiday.
The mix of declining state
revenues coupled with increased
demands liy the state could spell
fiscal disaster- for the Baker
County school system the com-
That, was the dire message
from Marcelle Richardson, the
district's financial chief, during
the school board's regular meet-
ing the evening of December
"What is adequate funding
as required by the state consti-
tution?" asked Ms. Richardson
during a presentation to the
board'and mostl\ school adnun-
Br~cra fsa nt e ud~i -arwen"W t
underfunded mandates [by the
state] like class size and virtual
whhe pegge ds aeB uud -
ty's $36aymillion ann~ial school
budget down 12% for the last
budget year, and predicted the
Florida Legislature will make
further demands negt spring
when the 2009-2010 budget is
"They we're projecting a bud
get shortfall [overall] of $1.'7 bil-
lion; it's now up to $2.3 billion
and who knows where it will be
in the spring?"
Finance chief, administrators
and school boards in Florida's
67 counties left a general meet-
ing in Tampa earlier this month
with an earful of dour financial
predictions, and some officials
like Joe Joyner, superintendent
of schools in St. Johns County,
are pushing for a grass roots ef-
fort to pressure state legislators.
Ms. Richardson's slide pre
Assentation this week was essen-
tially the same ~as. One by Mr. -
Joyrier in Tampa, with local fig-
ures plugged in.
Her graphs showed 1'5.5%
of Baker County school fund-
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A large group of neighbors of Blair Nurs-
eries Inc.'s roughly 200-acre property on SR
121~ pot fMcmeennny scc sstul hpp sd
outdoor outreach ministry at the site during
the Baker County Land Planning Agency's
meeting December 11.
The church has been ministering If Y(
to small groups of men namely
Jacksonville law enforcement of- then
ficers and church members -
through recreational activities like this
camping, fishing and shooting fire- JU
arms, said Todd Chupp, a minister YO
at the Jacksonville-based church it uy
and son to Blair Nurseries property
owner Charles Chupp. ee
Charles Chupp owns about 400 .1
acres in all bounded by Bobby
Sapp Rd. on the north, SR 121 Kell
on the east, Mud Lake Rd. on the ~-
south and CR 125 on the west.
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In Observance of the
Christmas and New Year's Holidays,
the City of Macclenny willj have the
following solid waste collection schedule:
NO solid waste pickup; on
~ Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25'".
Entire city of Macclenny pickup on
SF ri day, D'ecem ber 2.6 th
Regular pickup on Monday, Tuesday and
W~ed nesday, December 2.9 th, 30 th 3 st
NO solid waste pickup onl
New Year's Day, Thursday, January P'.'
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What's red, cumbersome and
stifles economic growth?
You got it bureaucratic red
aAnd during the first in a
string of economic roundtables
House District 12,
Janet Adkins of
pledged to reduce
such regulation by
25 percent dur-
ing the next two
"Florida is one
of the most regu-
lated states in the
country," she told
ab uta d .
Baokur Co n
gathered at tie
SChambe~r of Com-
merce December .
4. "If we can do
20 percent, we'll
have done our .
;With the country nowl offi-
cially in a recession, M/s. Adkins
opened the roundtable by ask-
ing, "What can I do to helpj?"
The answers varied, but many
Joel Barber, manager of Gib-
son McDoniald Furniture, sug
gested expanding tax holidays
for school supplies to other retail
items like, well, furniture.
Iviaking the $25,000 tangible
property~tax exemption approved
by voters as art of Amendment
1- las't January "much bigger"
would help, said Chamber Exec
u~tive Director Da~rryl Register,
''whio is also local dairy farmer.
At the federal level, Lin Taber
of Glen St. MaryNurseries called .
for suspending payroll taxes for
tvio months, or going even fur-
ther by replaciing incomes taxes
with a national sales tax.
County Managerloe Cone and ~
Clberk of Court At ~Frase~ urged
Ms. Adkins to ensure Governor
Charlie Crist keeps his prom-
ise to hold fiscally-constrained
county's like Baker harmless
from the impacts ofAmendment
1 property tax reforms.
"You need to lobby hard for
that," said Mr. Cone.
He said using rules that work
for a booming economy during
a recession doesn't make sense
when development has, "ground
to a halt." -*
At the meeting's conclusion,
Ms.' Adkins asked for anecdotal
stories from those in attendance
that are hurting
"I'm going to
I need your help,"
she said.. "Give
This line [of reg-
Make sense in to-
figures that quan-
with a $2.5 bil-
lion budget short-
fall predicted next
& ~year thanks to
falling sales tax
SUnemployment is also ex-
pected to climb above eight per-
cent by summer, he~ said.
"Recession is now a reality,"
said Mr. Williams, adding that
most economists predict the
Spring of 2010 as "the start of a
significant increase olit."
Rep. Adkins was elected this
fall~ add replaces Aaron Bean,
who left the Florida House be-
cause of term limits.
But the single solution most
attendees seemed to agree upon
was decreasing regulatory road-
blocks, or as Prudential financial
planner Diane Hutchings put it,
Mr. Cone talked about the
regulatory hoops the county
jumped through to obtain an I-
10 traffic variance that officials
hope will attract more jobs lo-
cally from the Jacksonville port
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Adkinstellschamber groupp two banks
A Macclenny man faces mul-
* tiple grand theft and fraud charg-
es after depositing counterfeit
checks and money orders at two
local banks and withdrawing
more than $2000 in cash Dec.
STimothy Williams, 21, said
he' and his wife had obtained the
fake documents over the Inter- .
net and sent~ a portion of the cash
they got to an address given in
an e-mail, according to Investi-
gator Steve Harvey.
The suspect was arrested at
First Federal Bank of Florida on
S. 6th St. December 8 after be-
ing spotted by a bank employee
who was reporting the fraudu-
lent check to Deputy Christo-
pjher Walker at the time.
Rebecca Brown of First Fed-
eral said Mr. Williams used a'
$4850 counterfeit check to open
a checking account December 5.
The suspect claimed the check-
came from his mother's Internet
business and was informed it
would take 10 dayrs Ifor the check
to clear. However, the man said
he needed the cash immediately
to rent a place to live and was
given $400 that day.
But after he left, Ms. Brown
called his mother, who said
the check was fraudulent. That
was also verified by Wachovia
.The day after the' arrest, Dep-
uty Walker responded to Coun-
try Federal Credit Union on S.
6th St. where iMr. Williams al-
legedly~ opened an account De,
cember 2 using two fake CVS
money orders totaling $1706. An
employee there said the suspect
withdrew the cash from a Coun-
try Federal branch in Baldwin
during the next two days before
closing the account.
Mr. Williams faces twin
counts of fraud and grand theft,
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A Macclenny teen allegedly and kicked the television, states large. hole in a concrete wall on
burglarized his friend's house Investigator Morgan's report. the north side of the building
- stealing close to $1200 in Mr. Marek was called and about 4:15 am to gain access.
jewelry and tools overnight De- asked to bring the stolen prop- The weapons were recovered
cember 10-11 after warning erty to the: sheriff's office'. The nearby shortly after deputies ar-
the friend he would do so be- suspect denied any knowledge rived and a K-9 unit from Baker
forehand. of the burglary or stolen prop- Correctional Institute tracked
Caleb Crews, 19, said he erty. An officer was then sent to the suspects to a location behind
thought Vincent Rosamonda, Mr. Marek's W. Linda St. home, Lyman Green BBQ where offi-
18, was only joking when he told but he had already fled. cers believe they fled the area.
him, "I am going to rob. your Mr. Rosamonda faces felony Faculty at Baker County
house," during a cellphone con- burglary and theft charges as High School reported a storage
versation about 2:30 am. well as a misdemeanor charge trailer and other areas burglar
About 12 hours later Caleb's for property damage. Police ized overnight December 12-13
father Joseph Crews arrived at sought a warrant for the arrest of Locks were cut on three storage~
his N. 7th St. residence to find Mr. Marek on similar charges. areas and about $300 in equip
his television kicked over and In other burglaries reported ment was taken, including ar
damaged and other property this week: electric drill, battery charge:
missing. He had been away for William Krall reported that and miscellaneous tools.
two months but said everything three firearms valued at close to Michael Hamilton of Mac
was in its place when his son left $700 were taken during a previ- clenny said someone had brokeI
at 7:00 pm the previous night. ously reported burglary at his into his family's Woodlawn Parl
Mr. Rosamonda was located antique and gun shop on S. 4th Place home sometime between
at his residence on Cardinal St. December 8. 7:00-11:45~ pm December 12. H~
Lane and agreed to come to the A neighbor called police after said his coffee table was broken
sheriff's, office for questioning. hearing a loud banging noise at and a pjuppy and Christmas pres
There he told Investigator Da- the shop. The sound likely oc- ents valued at.about $250 wer
vd ivMorgan he "blacked out" the. curred whien someone broke a missing.
night before after ingesting 10
Xanax pills and didn't remem-
ber calling Caleb.
The investigator noted that the
suspect knew details about the
burglary that weren't revealed to
him by officers, including that a
television was damaged.
M. v:R smn~d als na
Marek of Macclenny, who he
said took part in the burglaty
A Jacksonville woman whose son was allegedly
kidnapped by his non-custodial father in Baker
County earlier this month became the suspect in a
battery case December 9.
A misdemeanor battery charge against Cassiti
Clyburn, 24, was sent to the state attorney's office
after Cynthia Pearce, 44, of Macclenny accused
the mother of grabbing her by the neck and hair to
force her outside of a residence on Glen William-
son Rd. The two women struggled on the ground
until separated by Ms. Pearce's son.
The victim told responding Deputy Paul Chance
that Ms. Clyburn arrived about 4:00 pm angry and
looking for Ms. Pearce's nephew, Blake Rhoden.
She said the suspect shoved in the front door and
demanded her child be given back. Ms. ~Pearce said
she told Ms. Clyburn she didn't have the two-year-
old boy and that's when the attack occurred.
The officer spoke with two witnesses who gave
similar accounts of what happened, arid noted
scratches to the victim's face and right arin, as well
as torn clothing.
A 48-year-old Macclenny man also faces a mis-
demeanor battery charge that resulted from an al-
tercation at Mac's Liquors about 5:30 pm Decem-
ber 13. .
Victim Tyrone Turner, 49, said he was leaving
the bar when Urban Cady bumped into him, which
led him to ask Mr. Cady if he had a problem.
That's when Mr. Cady.allegedly began punching
Mr. '~Ittrer in the face and chest.
O Camne in S
Deputy Jerald Peterson noted blood on the
suspect's face and hands and blood on the bridge
of Mr. Turner's nose. Both men declined medical
The officer also said Mr. Cady was so intoxi-
cated that his words cold not be deciphered, and
that several witnesses corroborated Mr. Turner's
version of events,
Mr. Cady was arrested on the battery charge and
issued a trespass warning from the W. Macclenny
In other batteries reported this week:
*George Mayonte, 44, a staffer at NEFSH, filed
a delayed battery complaint against a 25-year-od d
male mental patient December 9. The victim said
the' day before the patient hit him in the head area
while in his office. The battery charge~ was for-
warded to the state attorney's office.
*A trio of battery complaints were filed against
two 22-year-old women' and a 17-year-old male, all
Deputy Peterson responded to the area of South
Blvd. and Grissholm St. about 7:00 pm December
9 and met with the juvenile boy, who stated that
sisters Sharonda Ellis and Laronda Ellis had at-
tacked him. And although two witnesses verified
that story, the sisters both claimed the male youth
Due to the conflicting accounts battery charges
were filed against all~ three subjects.
about noon the198Odm- e t o e
WaT~lker said the a
ken rear light, (
Cameron, 30, ito;e
ce a license a Two. .single-wide mobile-
~evealed it had homes were destroyed by fire
,ns, all for fail- within hours of each other last
avarriaga, 19, A neighbor called in the first
as arrested for alarm about 2:50 am at a rental
license suspen- trailer occupied by Theodore
meanor mari- McSwaiin off Steel Bridge Rd.
after Deputy near the St. Mary's River on De-
his 2003' Ford cember 13.
in Macclenny 'Mr. McSwain said he was
morning of De- burning candles for light in the
trailer the previous evening be-
d the Ford had cause it had no power, and awak-
ht and during a ened to find a bedroom ablaze.
e fund a bag- By the time fire unitts arrived,
in a hat under the trailer was consumed by
Mlr. Chavarria- fire, said county fire chief Rich-
rith the license ard Dolan. He believes the blaze
sessin ofboth spread faster because the unit is
nd a smoking elevated from ground level due
o ticketed for to being in a flood zone near the
Mr. McSwain was the sole
~ ~S~ects occupant and the trailer belorig-e nary
18 ) About 8:30 that same morn-
ge ing, burning grease on a break-
said Mr. Cole- fast stove is believed to have
rest record, in- ignited a fire that destroyed the
:d assault with residence occupied by the Mi-
il of this year chael Harris family.
previous month The owner sid his son was
c offenses, and cooking and grease ignited on
:h cocaine and kitchen wall. The trailer was
;o has a record located o~ff Clifford. Dugger Rd.
south of Sanderson.
I, also known Initial fire units reported the
C~opeland, has trailer was engulfed in flames
Baker Count'y when they arrived. No one was
cocaine with injured and a relief: fund was to
cording to Mr. be established later this week at
has a criminal Mercantile Bank to aid the fami-
le. ly. Clothing, furniture and shoes
was shot and are also sought, and information
ded in 2006 on that effort can be obtained by
rom a Raines calling Tricia Parker at 386-623-
A Macclenny woman found
~passed out at the' wheel of her
SUV in the early morning
hours of December 11 ended up
charged with felony possession
Deputy John Hardin said he
was on routine patrol just after
2:00 when he noticed Ruby Reg-
ister, 38, asleep ~at the wheel of-
a 2002 GMC in the Macclenny
post office parking lot.
Ms. Register cursedI at him
when ~she awakened after the of-
ficer opened her unlocked door
and niade several attempts to
get her attention. Deputy Hardin
said he spotted a plastic baggie
in the driver's~ side door storage
area as Ms. Register unsuccess-
fully attempted to retrieve' her
driver's license from a purse.
When she exited the vehicle,
the deputy also noted a small
amount of white powder -on the
left side of her jacket. MI Reg-
ister told the officer the cocaine
was not hers, nor did she have
any 'idea how it got into her ve-
SIn an arrest December 8, Ter-
rel Allred, 22, of Baldwin was
charged with possession of one
crack cocaine rock hidden in a
cigar tube in a jacket pocket.
SDeputy Paul Chance said he
stopped an eastbound 1984 Old-
mobile driven by Mr. Allred on
US 90 in.Macclenny early that
afternoon because it had no'li-
cense tag. A computer check
revealed the driver's license had
been suspended four times for
.failure to pay traffic fines.
The officer noted the ci-
gar tube during a routine body
search, and said Mr. Allred
consented to opening it. He was
also booked for the suspended
license offense and for having
the tag expired for more than six
*Another Baldwin man
stopped on US 90 downtown was
arrested after his
bile was stopped r
Deputy Chris F
vehicle had a bro
and when David
could not produce
computer check r
10 prior suspension
ure to pay fines.
:of Jacksonvrille w
having four prior l
sions and misdel
Walker stopped 1
on South 6th St.
about 7:30 the m
Tihe` officer `saic
no rights bra-ke ligl
consent search he
gie ~of pot hidden
'the driver's seat. ~
ga was charged w
violation, and post
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pipe. He was als
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possession of bot
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intent to sell. Ace
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yl Allegedly bough~tbeer for minor
:Chatmber hosts holiday socialmixerDec. 11th...
~Chatting it up at the quarterly~ Baker County Chamber a~Commerce social mixer the evening of December 11 are (from left)
i~oel Barber, manager off Gibson-McDonald and both a current chamber board member and past president, Dana Wood, market
fjnanager of First Federal of Florida 's Macclenny branch and Keith Liebfried, president of the Lake City-based First Federal.
rThe get together attracted 50 or so chamber members to the First Federal location on South 6th in Macclenny. The chamber for
jveral years has used the after-business hours mixers for social networking.
f.ss deouty to toss can oloe
tic disturbance at~the residence
of his ex-wife on John Rowe Rd.
the morning of December 13.
Police were called following
an argument between the sus-
pect and Jodie Harvey, 39, over
finances. Mr. Harvey agreed to
leave, but said he was taking
his firearms with him. When
advised not to reach for one of
them until the deputy could in-
sure it was not loaded, Mr. Har-
vey did so and was pulled away.
He exited the residence curs-
ing at the officer before being
handcuffed. His 9-year-old son
also came outside to curse at
police. Because of his behavior,
the Department of Children and
Families was notified.
*Melvin Norman, 41, was ar-
rested at his residence off Cedar
Creek Farms Loop on Decem-
ber 11 on a Clay County warrant
charging him with contempt of
court in a battery case.
*A criminal complaint was
filed December 8 against county
jail inmate James Tabbot, 21,
of Macclenny for allegedly at-
tempting to bring tobacco into
Police said two baggies of the
banned substance were found in
Mr. Tabbot's left shoe during a
routine search as he returned to
jail from trusty duty.
nCedS Cl0thing, etc.
Michael and Sandy Harris and
their one child lost everything in
a house fire last~ week and they
are in need of clothing, shoes and
The clothing sizes are boy's
16 regular; rnan's size 33-32,
woman's size 13 and 14.
All donations can be dropped
off at the Macclenny Moose
Lodge. An account for cash do-
nations will be set up by mid-
week at Mercantile Bank for the
Any questions, please call Tri-
cia Parker at 386-623-2123.
A criminal complaint for con-
tributing to the delinquency of a
juvenile was filed the evening of
December 12 against Heather
Smith, 21, of Glen St. Mary for
allegedly purchasing beer for a
The juvenile's father said he
returned'to their residence off
Woodlawn Rd. to find his daugh-
ter and two males drinking beer
in the front yard. The daughter
told him Ms. Smith purchased
an 18-pack earlier with money
giveq to her, and the father and
his ex-wife claimed the suspect
admitted it in a subsequent tele-
In a second case involving a
delinquency count, Mark Stod-
dard, 18, of Glen St. Mary was
arrested after he and three juve-
nile males were found inside the
fence at Meinorial Stadium in
north Macclenny about 1:00 pm
on December 14.
Deputy Ben Anderson said
the four admitted to scaling a
locked gate to get inside the sta-
dium. Two of the youths are 13
years old; the third 10 years old.
The d puty d Mr. Stoddard
has been a suspect in theft cases
in the past.. The report did not
indicate anything stolen or dam-
aged at the stadium.
In other recent arrests:
*Marcus Harvey, 37, was
booked for resisting Deputy
Chris Walker following a domes-
::Jeremiah Wexler, 31, .of Starke was found in
possession of a crack pipe after allegedly attempt-
;mg to steal two Xbox gaming systems worth about
i$400 from the Walmart Supercenter on CR 228
I~A store security employee said Mr. Wiexler
Left the store without paying for the merchandise,
aind when stopped in the parking lot, grabbed and
pushed him before fleeing about 5:15 pm. .
The employee advised the man ran into the
iroods near Barber Brothers Circle, which is where
Deputy Matthew Sigers spotted him twice before
fi~nally taking him into custody.
A search of Mr. Wexler's pocket revealed the
crack pipe. Upon the discovery, the suspect request-
ed that the officer, "help [him] out and throw [his]
raCk~i pipe into the woods,".said lIeputy Sigers.
Mr. Wexler faces a felony grand theft charge and
four misdemeanors including battery, possession
pl drugi paap~hernalia alnd resisting arrestwithout ~
rprise borat r
Workers from the Florida
%ish and Wildhife Commission
(FFW1C~) made minor, repairs to
he county's only boat ramip on ~-
Ihe St. Marys River at the enid of
~Steel Bridge earlier this jMonth,
which came as a surprise to
county officials who assumed
Ithe -ramp was under local juris-
Idiction. The state agency 's woi~k-
lerspoured fresh concrete to fixa
portion of the ramp and roped,it
/o~fto dry December 3. Tim Giles --
jof FFWC said he woula' wait for
jthe water to recede to inspect the
etnd ofthe ramp, and possibly ex-
ltend-it out further into the river.
jhe repairs are all designed to
make the ramp easier to itse for
blioaters. The FFWC has juris-
liiction over maintenance of the
Ramp while the county is respon-
Isible for the 2.5-acre park where
The day before, Sebrena Oralls, 33, of Sander-
son was arrested after allegedly shoplifting about
$75 worth' of clothing from the Supercenter.about
A loss prevention officer said she observed the
suspect remove the clothing from hangars and then
move to another section of the store to conceal
them in her purse.
Ms. Oralls was stopped before leaving the store
and admitted to the theft. She was arrested on a
misdemeanor theft charge.
In other theft cases reported this week:
S*Clerk Jeaneva Allen of the Cato Fashions cloth-
ing store on S. 6th St. reported that an unknown
white male and imknown black female shoplifted
ten items the morning of December 10.
*Kenneth Barron of Macclenny reported the
theft of a red convertible 1994 Mustang from his
Deerwood Circle home overnight December 10-11.
His wife also adirised her keys were mis~sing. The
vehicle was valued at 55000). 1 i
THF RAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, December 38, 2008 Page 8
) Samnt Peter
B:0 nt a SundaSa rhool 6:30 pmr Wednesday Diner
Holy Communion Holy Communion
(904) 259-6689 ~ Glen St. Mary, Florida
bea Amlir 1lr &I Zlr\ rrsr? d ile Iir ic Bdirr A<~ru h
270 North US Highway 301
LocaallyOwned &~ Oper~ated
FirstAssemb ly of o
Senior Pasrtor Indepeizdent Pentecostal Church
D d ta;0 Seventh St. & Ohio Ave., Macclenny
Matthew Ryan Paulk, -21,
died December 10, 2008. Mat-
thew was a resident of Macclen-
ny and loved to fish. He was pre-
d ey Paul ;
grand fa -
vors include Mr. Paulk
Candy Paulk of Macclenny; son
Tyler Ryan Paulk of Macclenny;
fianc~e -Jocelyn Cunningham
and her daughter Taylor Bowles
of Macclenny; maternal grand-.
mother ~Janice Wood of Jack-
sonville; sister Heather Davis
of Macclenny; two aunts; three
uncles; one nephew; one niece;
The funeral service was~held
December 15 at 2:00 pm at Ev-
ergreen Cemetery in Jackson-
ville. Arrangements were under
the direction of V. Todd Ferreira
.83, O Edldwin dieS
Annabell Ambrose Stephens,
83, died December 7, 2008 fol-
lowing a lengthy illness. Mrs.
Stephens was born February
17, 1925 in Athena, Florida to
Jacob Guy Ambrose and the
former Bertha Lee Howell. She
was preceded in death by her
husband of 61. years, Morgan
W. Stephens; son Andrew Lee
Stephens; sisters Ellen Ambrose
and Leila Millinor; brothers Ben-
jamin' Ambrose, James "Bob"
Ambrose and Alvin "Happy"
Survivors include sons Joel
Morgan (Diana) Stephens Sr. and
Daniel Guy (Sandra) Stephens
Sr.; sisters Lily Harrington and
Sally (Brad) Manning; brother
Alton Ambrose; six grandchild
dren; nine great-grandchildreni
-"numerous mieces` and nephews.
The funeral service was at
held at 11.00 am on December
12 at the First Baptist Church of
Baldwin with Rev. Chris Drum
officiating. Interment followed
1 m eitel ae Ma nolia Cdin-
as pallbearers were R. Vance
SPrestwood Sr., Tim Rigdon, Lee
Pittman, Guy Ambrose, Brad
Chessman and David Ryan,
Arrangements were under the
direction of Prestwood Funeral
First Baptist Church
CR S., sdaedeson 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
Pastor Bob Christmas
Calwyr Baptist ashur
Preaching Serviee 11:00 eam
Sunday NIClht Services 6:00 pm
Wednesday Siervie 0 '~ 0 pm
523 North Boulevard W.
Four blocks north of Hiwy. 90 in Macclenny
Pastor Donsie E. Williams ** 259-4529
feremy Mason, 20,
dies December 14
Jeremy Lee Mason, 20, of
Glen St. Mary diedSunday De-
cember 14, 2008 at his home.
Jeremy was born in Great Lakes,
and Nancy "
N sole od-
on Feb1 8 y
most of his
life and Mr. Mason
Souls Harbor Church of God.
He was an avid Batman fan, a
snack food connoisseur and he
enjoyed the guitar, playing on
the computer and art therapy.
Jeremy also loved Scotland and -
all things Scottish. ,
Survivors include his parents;
sister Caitlin T. Mason; mater-
nal grandparents James Gordon
and Sharon L. Rogers; paternal
grandparents Joan D. Mason and
Junior (Margaret) Mason; many
aunts, uncles and cousins.
The funeral service will be
held December 20 at 11:00 am
at his church with Pastor Shane
Smith officiating. Interment will
follow at Taylor Cemetery. The
fampiy will receive friends and
fanuly on December 19 from 6-
8 pm at the church. Memorials
may be made to the North Flor-
ida Cystic Fibrosis Foundation:
8382 Baymeadows Road Suite
9, Jacksonville, FL 32256. Ar-
rangements are under the direc- I
tion of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral
Dotty Frances Hiclanan, 82,
.of Jacksonville died Tuesday
December 9, 2008 at Shands
on August ig e4
6, 1926 in
B irm i~ng 4
had been a~df d~-~
since 1985 Ms. Hickman .-
after mov- .
ing from -Jacksonville'. Dotty
loved spending time with her
children and grandchildren,
watching "Wheel of Fortune,"
crocheting, traveling, cooking
and she was an avid reader. She
was predeceased by her hus
band of 52 years, W.C. Marshall
Hickman and son. Ronnie Mar-
Survivors include children
Richard Lee (Julie) Hickman
and Lar D nald (Carol h
"Fluffy") Hickman, both of
Jacksonville; sister Dorothy
Ingram of Kissimmee, FL; 10
grandchildren; 16 great-grand-
children and three great-great-
The funeral service was held
December 13 at 11:00 am at V.
Todd Ferreira~ Funeral Services
Ch~apel. Interment followed at
Holly Hill Cemetery in Middle-
bu In lieu of flowers, please
doJnate to the Lion's Club: LCIF
Department 4547 Carol Stream,
.;. nyng Memory
Fred Perry Sr.
If tears could build a stair-
wa landalmemr ohels aol~aywe
and bring you Imme again. Even
though we are apart we will keep
you forever in our hearts.
wE LOVE AND MISS YOU,
YOUR WIFE DOLLY
Stacey Davis, 35,
dies December 12 .
Stacey I. Davis, 35, of Jack-
sonville died Friday December
12, 2008. Stacey was born in
. ville to
Geor ge -
W a y n~e
J ac kson -
ville most Ms. Davis
of her life.
She loved to watch football and
was an avid FSU and NASCAR
Survivors include parents
George Wayne Davis and Patri-
cia Richardson Davris; children
Chastyn Nicole Gann and Sarah
Lynn Alford, both of Jacksoni-
ville; sister Lisa K. (Waynb)
Trawick of Macclenny; one
niece; one nephew; and several
aunts and uncles.
The graveside service was
held December 16 at 11:00 am at
Cedar Creek Cemetery in Sand-
erson with Pastor Walter Davis
officiating. Arrangements were
under the direction of .V. Todd
Ferreira Funeral Services.
OS, O aC SONvi C
Lawrence Willie Drury, 63'
of- Jacksonville died December
11, 2008 at Shands Jacksonville.
ville to the
Roy Drur .
and Mildrrd 7
CEhd ii i hm
He was a
resident of .Mr. Drur
J acks on -
ville all of his life. He loykdd
spending time with: his grand-
kids, cooking, fishing and his
dog, "Baby." Lawrence was
always there to lend a helping
hand to those in need. He was
predeceased by grandmother
Jettie "Mama Jett" Gibbs.
Survivors include children
Melisa ( aron) Riedel and Bo -
re"c esDqhurl ar. Al ear JdohL3 e
(Phyllis) Drury Jr. of Georgia;
sisters Bonnie (Charles) Mc
Cirkle and JoAnn Drury, both
of Jacksonville; five grandchil-
.dren; an aunt; two cousins; sev-
ndalnieces, nephews and close
'The funeral service was held
Dtcme n ,r r08F 1t30 pm
vices Chapel in Macclenny with
Pastor Jim Cox officiating.
Sunday Evenin l
Wednesday Eve ;
mNui, piro.&a-i Ic.. 31
Firrt Azssmbl\ of God is locarted at 2196 North 5th Street i
Church Office: 259-6031 Spcial Ble~singi Preschool and li
InH LOVin~g IVemory
Of Lonnie RIienzo .
Happy Birthday granddad,
we miss you.
IMAXIE LEE, CIIERRODI, JASMINE
Sunday Morning Worship .
Sunday Evening Worship
Wednesday Night Serviice
Radio WJXR 92.1 Sunday
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
Anso late Pastor
904-2 66-233 7
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, December 18, 2008 Page 9
Need to look up the
for a classified ad
and don't have
the paper handy?
an all new
Mr. Zion N.C.
121 North t 259-4461
Pastor Tin Cheshire
Sunday School 9:415 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Wrorship 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Serv ce 7.00i pm
Jesus answered, "Verily, verily I
Say unto thee, except a man be
born of water and of the Spirit,
he cannot enter into the king-
dom of God.' John 3:5
COng Feg GEORG
CR 127 N., Sanderson, FL
SSunday School 10:00 am :
Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm.
Wed. Evening Prayer 5ery.7:30 pni
P'astor: Oral E. Lyonzs /
FI~TH BIB L
1Vew Hopefor- the Communlity
15902 US Hwyv. 90
:Sunday.School. 9:45 ~a.m.
Sunday ~~ing wonhip. negOann ,
WIed. Night Bible Study '6:30.p.m.
" V~idelW iri~iiains-1Prstor
The Whispering Pines Hom-
eowners Association will have
the annual luminairies on Satur-
day, December 20 and S'unday,
December 21 beginning at 6:00
Drive throu h Whis ening
Pines off. Miltondlale Road and
enjoy the site with family and
) __I_ ~____~
S. -23;A to Laurramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.
CHURCH 'OF CHRIST
573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Study 9):45 ata
Fellowship 10:30 am-1 0a
~~:k. W'ed. Bible jtudy
DECOM~iBER 24,AT~ 6:00 PM. ..
TAKe A CANDLELIT RIDE TO AN ~OLD FASHIONED
CHRISTMAS IN THE BARN
ON THE BEAUTIFUL GLEN ST.191ARY NURseRY
CAiNDLELIGHT SG'RVICE AND H*OLY COMMUNION
SPECIAL AIYENT & PRAISE MUSIC
Bv DR. JIM HART AND ENSEMBLE
OLD FASHIONED CIDER & DESSERT FELLOWSHIP
FOLLOOWING THE SERVICE
ON CR 12s SOUTH OF 110,i RIGHT ON NURSERY ROAD AT
GLEN ST. MARY FIURSERY. FIRST PARKING LOT ON LEFT
Sunday Morning.Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Servrices 6:00 pm
Wednesday tNight Prayer Meeting 7:00 pm
Pastor J. G. Lauramore We~lcomes All
Come andinagnify the Lord and worship with us
16R ~riOR(ship Tabernacle
Clinton Ave. Glen St: Mary
0 ~~WJXR Radio Service Sunda~y.. .8:30 am
Evangelistic .. .. .. ... ... .. 6:00 pm
Bible Study (W~ed.). ... .. . .. ..7:30 pm
Rev. Albert Starling Home: 259-3982 Church: 259-6521
Jesus: The Way, The Truth and The Life
Sunday Schoodl 10:00 A.M. S und~ayt Evening~ Worship~ 660() P.10.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 A.M. Wi~ed. Eve. Worship7:30 P.M l
Pastor Rev. Shannon Contner
North 6th Street Macclenny 259-3500
H ~f T~
Glen St. Mary
DIRECTIONS fOR LIFE
David P. Dearing
former Baker County Prosecutor
SERIOUS INJURIES CAUSED BY
NEGLIGENCE OF ANOTHER
Jacksonville (904) 399-8989 Macclenny 259-1352
Toll Free (888) 211-94f1
All initial consultations are absolutely f~ee.
The hiring ofa lawyer is an important decision that should not b~e based solly upon
advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information
about olr pjubiiiieaitioS andespcTrience.
STATEMENT OF NONDIS CRIMINATI ON
Okefenoke Rural Electr'ic Membership Corporation is
the recipient of Federal financial assistance from the
Rural Utilities Service, an agency of the U.S. Depart-
inent of Agriculture, and is subject to the provisioils of
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended,
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973,' as amend-
!ed, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended and
the rules and regulations of the U.S. Department ~of
Agriculture which provide thatno person in the United
States on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex,
religion, age, or disability shall be excluded from~
participation in, admission or access to, denied the
benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination
under any of this organization's programs or activities.
The person responsible for coordinating this organi-
zation's nondiscrimination compliance efforts is John
Middleton, General Manager. Any individual, or specific
class of individuals, who feels that this organization has
subjected them to discrimination may obtain further
information about the statutes and regulations listed
above from and/or file a written complaint with this
org anization; or the Administrator, Rural Utilities Ser-
vice, Stop 1510, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Wash-
ington, DC, 20250-1510; or the Director, Office of Civil
Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Indepen-~
dence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410; or
call (202) 720-5964 (voice or TDD). USDA is an equal
opportunity provider and employer. COmplaints must
be filed within 180 day s af ter the alleged discrimination-
Confidentiality will be maintained to the extent possible.
In &f nddughter
Rylee Chnistine Wheaton ~of
Macclenny died December 3,
2008 at Baptist Medical Center
in Jacksonville. Rylee was bom
December 3, 2008 to Chris-
topher and Maria Wheaton of
Survivors include twin sister
Kaylee Ann; her parents; mater-
nal grandparents Diana McHale
of Jacksonville, Steve (Diana)
'stepp, all of Jacksonville, pa-
ternal grandparents James and
Sandra Wheaton of Macclenny;
great-grandparents Donald Hol-
iday, James Stepp, Joe and Pen-
ny Luding and Ruth Wheaton;
many aunts, uncles and cousins.
ber 8at nnat Twn ad co n
try Funeral. Home in Jackson-
Ville. Rylee waS'aid to rest next
to her great-grandmother Shirley
Holiday. In lieu of flowers, an
account has been established set
up at Vy~jstar to help with medi-
cal and burial expenses.
In Loving Memory
Of my Daddy .
Fred Perry Sr.
A year ago on 'December
18th when the angels called
you home I could not' imagine
my life without you. I miss you
waiting for me in the afternoon
and all the talks we had about
Mama and what you did thft
day. Now, no one sits on the
porch when I arrive, but I have
the most wonderful memories of
those days and will always cher-
ish our conversations and time
.we spent together. You always
told me to do, what was right in
foour heart andi Io' neverA hv
words wlill be with me forever.
My heart was so broken that day
you had to go but I will always
cherish that I wuas with you as
we had our last conversation. I
miss you every day and you will
always be in my heart.
GONE BUT NOT IORGOiTEI'E,
YOUR DAUGHTER CINDY
Lonnie Menzo Wilcox
Today is yobr birthday. Oh,
how we wish you were here
for all of us to tell you "Hapjpy
Birthday'". So since you're not,
we will just say we miss you.
Our lives are not the same.
WE LOVE YOU,
THE WILCOX FAMILY
'Stb,,, l~~Este bn aan lys af~tNESHihtofaiv
Northeast Florida State Hospital held its annual Night of Nativity December 11, which included music from a local band made up
of four sisters from Lawtey; Sherah Martic? on the flute, Garielle Martin on the harp, Alexandra Martin on the violin and Carol
Ann on the cello. The band has played and sang ait the event for the last four years. The nativity story was acted out by hospital
patients and accompanied with songs from Westside Elementary 's Merrie Melodies and the NEFSH choir.
PHOTo JOEL ADDINGTON
2. Employees have the RIGHT to display religious symbols and decorations to
celebrate Christmas at their workplace.
3. A private citizen has the RIGHT to sponsor and maintain a nativity scene or
Christmas symbol on public property when the govenriment permits the display
of private secular symbols.
/A A local, state, or the federal government has the RIGHT to display a nativity scene
or Christmas symbol on public prt~perty.
5. Public school teachers have' the RIGHT to decorate a classroom or feature a display
with both religious and secular symbols of Christmas.
6. Public school students and teachers have the RIGHT to distribute religious
]rChristmas cards and greet one another saying "Merry Christmas."
7. ibublic school students and teachers have the RIGHT to wear clothing with religious
symbols or words or religious jewelry if the school permits clothing or jewelry with
secular words or insignia.
e. Puhlli ..h:..' :Ilul. he..u e RT man ... ,;iply i;.au; Char; iri ac.1
INVITES YOU TO OUR
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, December 18, 2008 Page 10
WC7e have more!
More for sales, automobiles, help wanted,
rentals, FSBO and yard sales
Ms. Anderson-Mr. McGauley
Adin in A ril
Timmy and Kari Anderson of
Glen St. Mary are pleased to an-
nounce the engagement and up-
coming marriage of their daugh-
te cAapril idlsey to Patrick
Michel M~auey. Te groom-
to-be is the son of Jim and Mag
McGauley, also of Glen.
The couple plans to wed on
April 26 at the Club Continental
in Orange Park.
MI 11); Professional Care
GROOMING 259-41757 BOARDING
~1~1 Ir,~ --F ---~ ~CF-lr r3L.
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
The Baker County District School Board will
hold the following PUBLIC HEARING on Tuesday,
ConRaR d22500 Tylr FI ri aC beicn et6 380
Approval of Revised School Board Policy:
2.120 (Years of Service Defined for Ad-
ministrative, and instructional. Personnel)
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED AND ENCOURAGED
The documents will be available for preview at
the Baker County School Board Office located at 392
South Boulevard East, Macclennj, Florida beginning
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 (8:30 a.m. 3:00
HIGGINBOTHAM'S TOWING & RECOVERY
P.O. BOX1120, US 90WEST
GLEN ST. MARY, FL. 32040-1120
..Phone (904) 259-4375* FAX (904) 259-6146
uct following veicG89s auillbb sol at pu li
ginbotbam's Towing & Recovery, US 90 West, Glen
St. Mary, FL. 32040
1991 01dsmobil?4 dr
vr1995 Ch vrlet Blazer
ST. JOHNS RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT
/DISTRICT GIVES WRITTEN NOTICE OF INTENDED
' THE ~ 11 111
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE I
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER CO
CASE NO. 02-2008-CA-0000
BANKOF AMERICA, N.A.,
JAMMIE A. FRENCH, et al,
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FOR
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN p
der Rescheduling Foredlosure S;
ber 2, 2008 and entered in Case
000080 of the Circuit Court of the
Circuit in and for BAKER County
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is the P
MIE A. FRENCH; BANK OF AMER
fendants, I will sell to the highest
for cash at AT THE FRONT DOO1
CUNT aCNORTH20U0SE tatel I C
property as set forth in said Final
LOT 46, FOX RIDGE ESTA'
THREE, ACCORDING TO PL
RECORDED IN PLAT BOO
77 AND 78 OF THE PUBLIC I
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 917 RED FOX, MACCL~
Any person claiming an inter
WITNESS MY HAND and the
on December 4, 2008.
meeting of the City Council on
13, 2009 at 6:00 o'clock P.M. at C
Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, F
Ma cimbnywill consider the bell
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN
RELATING TO ANNEXATION
ING FOR THE ANNEXATION
LANDS CONTIGUOUS TO '
REQUEST FROM JAMES
MARTHA DUVAL OF PARCI
A complete legal description
bounds and the Ordinance can I
the office of the City Clerk.
Anyone having an interest in
of this Ordinance is invited to atte
A, &R INCA
ce o94) 2F5934;
utohne J alwrn ,ve~h le will
INC, 10525 Duval Lan~e Macclenn
Mr. Whi'tney-Ms. Tippets
Joshua Whitney of Macclen
ny and Rachel Tippets of Ogden,
Ut. were married November~.28
at the Bountiful, Utah Temple
of the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints. Joshua is the
son of Brent and Lisa Whitney of
Macclenn~y. Rachel is the daughi-
ter of Terry and Lyrnette TippetS
of Ogden, UT.
'The couple? will reside inLay-
Happy 18th Amliversary to a
wondeDfu Ius~baad anc partner!
With each believing the other to be a
giver of love, a sharer of sorrow, a
bringer of joy, and a reason for life,
two became one December 15'", 1996
Dennis, from the very beginning, we
have always believed in each other. We've
wanted the same things, and worked so
hard to achieve them. We loved, laughed,
and shared so much, and learned to com-
promise. You make me smile a thousand
ways with all your jokes, love of life,
and caring outlook. We were so different
when we met, but I was so blessed to
have met the love of my life... like our
song, "Give to me your leather, take from
me my lace." I am so very proud of youth
accomplishments and our plans for the
future. I've taken whatever life's given
us, and turned it into something great...
our beautiful home, families, with the
blessing of Brandi & her beauty in grows-
ing up..I can't imagine a better husband,
partner or friend... than you
Happy 18th Anniversary, Dennis...
you bring a smile to my heart every
single day! Love and happiness always
I HCEUI INCANC FRTBKETR 0EUGNHY FLUORDAI
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
GEORGE R. ROGERS, et al,
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Or-
der Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated Decem-
ber 2, 2008 and entered in Case NO. 02-2008-CA-
000031 of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial
Circuit in and for BAKER County, Florida wherein
CHS EHOMREOF NCEULALNC, i theRPlanti and
BENEFICIAL FLORIDA INC; are the Defendants,
I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash
at AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE BAKER COUNTY
COURTHOUSE at 11:00 AM, on the 13th day of
SJanuary, 2008, the following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment:
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING
IN THE NORTHWEST %/ OF SECTION 8,
TOWNSHIP 1 SOUTH, RANGE 21 EAST,
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOL-
R OMNTCHE AWITHE3S40HTEHAESTN0CORO
1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST %/ OF SAID
NORTHWEST % OF SECTION 8;.THENCE
RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 30 MIN-
UTES 00 SECONDS WEST, ALONG THE
SOUTH LINE OF SAID NORTH 1/2 OF
THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTH-
WEST % OF SECTION 8, A DISTANCE
OF 200.60 FEET TO THlE POINT OF BE-
GINNING OF THE HEREIN DESCRIBED
R IGOSOLUATNH 89 DEG 3NO UINE
UTES 00 SECONDS WEST, CON.T1NU-
ING ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE OF THE
NORTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST %1 OF
THE NORTHWEST %/ OF SECTION 8, A
DISTANCE OF 306.76 FEET; THENCE RUN
NORTH 00 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 23
SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 385.10
FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES
30 MINUTES 00 SECONDS SOUTH, A
DISTANCE OF 306?76:fEET THENCE RUN
SOUTH 00 DEGREES 46 MINUTES 23
SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 385.10
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
LESS AND EXCEPT THEREFROM A 30
FOOT NONEXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR
INGRESS AND EGRESS QVER AND
AS KSNOW NASR LT 7, FEREATNK 086B
CIRCLE ESTATES AS PER PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2,~ PAGES
89 AND 90 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
BAKER COUNTY FLORIDA
TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN MOBILE
HOME LOCATED THEREON, SERIAL NUMBER
A/K/A 20543 FRANK COMBS CIRCLE, SAND-
ERSON, FL 320870000
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the property owner
as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim
Within sixty (60) days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court
on December 5, 2008.
Clerk of the Cire it Cort
By: Jamie Crews
THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN AND
q.0R BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 02-2008-CA-0217
AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQITTY, INC.,
SHARON L. CANADY, et al.,
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: SHARON L. CANADY, if living, or, if
deceased, THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
RN EeRnORUAGAINST HER
Last Known Mailing Address:
Or40Frede ick Raulerson Road.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore lse
Comnort, I in the following property in Baer
A PART OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 1
NORTH, RANGE 21 EAST, MORE PARTIC-
THR WST C/2 BF HAE EAOLT 1/ OF THE
SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4
OF SAID SECTION 23, LESS AND EXCEPT
ANY PORTION WITHIN THE RIGHT OF
WAY OF FREDERICK RAULERSON ROAD,
CONTAINING 10 ACRES, MORE OR LESS.
has been flied against you and you are required
onSDNEY PL II ES IEd, pa ni f's arney
whose address is 300 West Adams Street, Suite
at thae fi tn Ibic to of tis ntte nnd file h
original with the Clerk of this Court either before
sr;ic thelitif' fttore b nmen iately tere-
for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition.
thITdNESS myc rand seal of this Court, on
Clerk of the Cirut iuRt
BY: Bonnie Palleschi
FOR' TjHE ,
~~~~~~TH PBAIE CUT R
Early deadline is Monday, December 22nd
at Noon for all advertisements.
Will be distributed and on sale
On Tuesday, December 23rd
HOURS FOR THE
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS
We willbe open Wednesday 9
December 24" from 9 a~m. tro Noon.
We will be CLOSED
ThufSlday, December 25th
THE BAKER COUNTY ~PRESS
104 SOUTH 5TH- STRiEET, R/ACCLENNY
WWW.BAKIERCO UNTYPRESS. COM
904.259.2400 904.259.6502 FAX
Director, Division of Regulatory Ifram~ato
Mi ratement St. Johns River Water M~anagement
Ms. Weaver-Mr. Oliver
To wedin February
Mr. and Ms. Jimmy Oliver of
Taylor are proud to announce the
engagement of their son 1st Lt.
Dustan James Oliver to Carissa
Lynn Weaver of Monroeville,
Mr, Oliver is a 2003. graduate
of Baker County IHigh School
and 2007 graduate of the Uni-
versity of North Dakota. He is
currently stationed at Ft. Rucker
Alabama where he is attending
Army Flight School XXI, Black-
hawk qualification course.
Ms. Weaver currently attends
Alabama Southern Community
College where she majors in
business technolo 87
The wedding is Februiary
28th in Monroeville and the
couple will reside in Enterprise,
COUpl C Cgaged
Eric and Susan Collari of
Fernandina Beach are proud to
announce the engagement of
daughter Hannah Gayle .Col-
Slari, also of Fei'nandina Beach,
to Michael Brandon Barnette of
Glen St. Mary. Michael is the
son of John and Barbara Rogers
of Glen St. Mary and Michael
Barnette of Charlotte, NC.
Michael is a 2007 graduate of
Baker County High School. He is
scheduled to leave for Air Force
basic training in San Antonio
TX early in January 2009.
Hannah is, it2006 graduate
of .First ,Coast High School in
-Jacksonville and is the assistant
manager of Boaters World in
The couple plans a wedding
in the spring of 2010.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIR-
CUIT IN AND FOR BAKEROCOCUNTY,5R.0RIDA
IN RE: The Estate of: .
MELANIE M. BARNES,
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of MELANIE
M. BARNES, deceased, File Number 02-2008-CP.
0059, is pending in the Circuit Court for Baker
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is 339' East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny,
Florida 32063. The estate is testate and the date of
the decadent's Will and any Codicils are September
8, 2005. The names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All interested persons on whom a copy of
tob eN ince thA chlieg th vaid teof the wi th
qualifications.of the personal representative, venue,
or jurisdiction of this Colut, by filing a petition or
other pleading requesting relief with this Court, in
accordance with the Florida Probate Rules, WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER T'HE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
:ALL OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
SKYLE BRE9VION TURRENTINE
)NEY, JR., Esquire The District gives~notice of its intent to issued
nal Representative a permit to the following applicants) on January
Macclenny Avenue 13, 2009:
:clenny, FL 32063 Drees Homes of Florida, Inc., 6101 Gazebo
(904) 259-3155 Park Place North,'Suite 107, Jacksonville, FL
Bar No.: 142990 9-LS; appDIjlllcal. :.o (j-03-lji o1 3-2. The project
ii localedt an Base .:.unr~r~ Sciason 2Town~ship
3 South, Range 21 East. The ERP application is
EIGHTH JUDICIAL for construction of a surface water management
IUNTY, FLORIDA ..system for a 106.96-acre residential development
known as Stonebridge. The receiving viaterbody is
80 an outtail ditch.
appl caions ar av lbleefo is etio Mobnov
-through Friday except for legal holidays, 8:00 a.m-
to 5:0() p.m. at the St. Johns River Water Man-
agement District Headquarters or the appropriate
Service Center:The District wili take action on each
permit application listed above unless -a petition
for an administrative proceeding (hearing) le filed
pursuant to the provisions of Sections 120.569
and 120.57, Florida Statutes Chapter 28-106 and
400-1.1007, Florida Administrative Code (EA.C.).
I A person whose substantial interests are or
may be affected has the right to request an admin-
ECLOURE ALI.trative hearings ber ternga witten ptitioD swrt
S(Distric~t). Pursuant to Chapter 28-106 and Rule
lursitant to an Or- 400-1.1007, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.),
ale dated Decem- the petition must be filed (received) either by de-
NO. 02-2008-CA- livery at the office of the District Clerk at Dis-
e EIGHTH Judicial trict Headquarters, P. 0. Box 1429, Pillatka Florida
,, Florida. wherein 32178-1429 (4049 Reidl St., Palatka, FL 32177) or
'laintiff and JAM. by e-mail with the District Clerk at Clerk@sirwmd.
IICA; are the De. com, within twenty-six (26) days of the District de-
t and best bidder positing notice of District decision in the mail (for
R OF THE BAKER those persons to whom the District mails actual
SA, on the b3t not @g),witoi tweyon (d21c (fsofrttheoD str ct
Jud ment: sons to whom the District emails actual notice), or
within twenty-one (21) days of newspaper publica-
tion of the notice of District decision (for those
TES, PHASE persons to whom the District does not mail or
AT THEREOF email actual notice). A petition must comply with
K 3, PAGES Sections 120.54(5)(b)4. and 120.569(2)(c), Florida
RECORDS OF Statutes (F.S.), and Chapter 28-106, EA.C.
The District will not accept a petition sent by
facsimile (fax), as explained below. Mediation pur-
ENNY, FL 32063 suant to Section 120.573, F.S., is not available.
A person whose substantial interests are or
est in the surplus tmativ heafficnte pusas to rh toas rT06 adi
comply with the requirements set forth in Rule
seal of this Court 28-106.201, F.A.C. A person whose substantial
interests are or may be affected has the right to an
informal administrative hearing pursuant to Sec.
Al Fraser tions 120.569 and 120.57(2), F.S., where no mate-
f the Circuit Court rial facts are in dispute. A petition for an informal
hearing must also comply with the requirements
B : Jamie Crevis set forth in Rule 28106.301, F.A.C.
Deputy Clerk deemed11o poonrep hn diitaie htai ii
bythe District Clerk at the District Headquarters in
ENNYth regular dloiod~a0 Petitions rceiv~ed brd ,eSDi tr c
Tuesday, January or legal holiday, shall be deemed filed as of 8:00
:ity Hall, 118 East a.m. on the next regular District business day. The
lorida, the City of Districtis acceptance of petitions filed by e-mail is
ow ordinance for srbec to St rtao n codtof se Ort n ii nh 80s-
IORDINANCE ation (issued pursuant to Rule 28-101.001, Florida
1N; PROVID- Administrative Code), which is available for view-
OF CERTAIN ing at www.sirwmd.com. These conditions include'
THE CITY OF but are not limited to, the petition being in the form
AF RE dCIEO- il Fbfile and be g capable f beingustotred a
DUVAL AND Districtis Statement of Agency Organization and
EL 31-2S-22- Operation, attempting to file a petition by facsimile
G FOR AN EF. is prohibited and shall not constitute filing.
Failure to file a petition for an administrative
,n by meets and hearing within the requisite time frame shall con-
be obtained from stitute a waiver of the right to an administrative
hearing. (Rule 28-106.111, FA.C.).
Sthe first reading The right to an administrative hearing and the
nd the meeting. 'eeat p170due tdoa b~ea ts odh ar goverd -
EA.C., and Rule 400-1.1007, F.A.C.
NE Because the administrative hearing process is
IE designed to formulate final agency action, the filing
707643 -fadipfetit rnoeans tho Di tictisk nalbac ioi h
,e sodatatApublic ratice pae sn whotshes s banta nint rss ar
yF3203.ordc owithte mreqrajmentts epetefrhediove
FRANK E; MALO
Attorney for Persor
445 East L
y Chocolate FountainS
Weddin .Planning Seivices
0118100 Floral Arrangement
Sy ,athyFowers a
Rentals & Desg n
7163 E. Mt. V/ernon St. (Hwy 90) Glen St. Mar
Gontact us a
259-4397 or 704-0261 .
foran appointment or
10 place an order.,
at Woman's Club
The December meeting of the
GFWC Woman's Club of Mac-
clenny will be on Thursday, De-
cember 18th at 11:00 am. This
month's guest speaker is Linda
bni President of theCFlorida
International affairs is host-
ing the meeting and everyone
should bring a special dish of in-
ternational flair, Any woman of
international origin is invited to
attend. Potential members inter-
ested in helping othei-s and meet-
ing new friends are also invited
to auene contact Shirley Padgett
PriVate Spacious Indoor/Outdoor Runs
Complete Bath, De-flea & Groom . ..;. .. $20-$25
Bath, De-flea & Nails Clip .. .. .. ... $10-$15
Boarding (per actual day). . .. .. .. .. . . $5-$7
Love always, -
P.D, Destiny, Jordan, Madison
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, December 18, 2008 Page 11
Lady Cats Ex-Wiklcats square off
Stdl lOSC in New Orleans Bowl
to take a 39-27 lead into the
locker room. Wiseman was red
hot from outside the three point
stripe the' entire gyme. The big
senior forward hit 8 three point
shots and Finley arched in three
of his own in the game.
Wiseman finished with his
best offensive output of the sea-
son and a game high 3,0 points.
Parker also had a big game: with
12 points. Finleyl added 11 for
high flying Wildcats.
SThe Cats will get on the bus
Ocr away3! games to Madison
County and Bgldwin before re-
turning home -to face Coit~imfbia
High on Dec. 20th in a big con-
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?Two former Wildcats
football teammates will
once again be on the
same field Sunday, but
this time they will be
wearing opposing colors.
Woods of Troy Univer-
sity will come head to
head with Chris Rhoden
'of Southern Mississippi
in the New Orleans Bowl
in the Superdome.
Woods has been, a
'star linebacker for Troy
this year an~d is one o so
the team's top tacklers. '
Woods is averaging 8.6
tackles a game, which
ranks him among the
nation's top 50 in tackles.
The junior has had 51 solo
and 27 assists for 78 total
tackles on the season.
Rhoden is returning
for his senior year with
4i riil(the Golden Eagles after
an injury-plagued career.
The wide receiver has
been sidelined with a va-
Pa riety of knocks through-
~out much of his career at
USM and won an NCAA
appeal to allow him to
Mir. Woods play an extra season.
Rhoden has played in
eight games this season
for the Eagles.
Troy went 8-4 this sea-
.son and won the Sun Belt
Conference. Woods is a
second team All Confer-
ence selection for Troy.
USM went 6-6 and fin-
ished in third place in
Mr. Rhoden Conference USA.
Wildcat Ike Parker (25) battles for a rebour d against Suiwannee as Delano Paige and Christopher Walton screen in the priint.
ca ture tro
So far the ivinter has been un-
seasonably warm for the BCHS
Coach Charles Ruise's..Vild-
cats have' come out. of the gates
red hot.this season. ,The Cats are
undefeated with a six game win-
ning streak going into the holi-
day break and the Florida First
Coast Classic over Christmas.
The Cats got three of those
wins' last week wiith victories
over .Middleburg, Ridgeview
and Su~wannee. None of the
gaides it~re~ 'pbrticurlarly close,
w~ith the Cats-rackingo up! double
digit wins in all the games.
Coach Ruise had.pinpointed
the' conte~sts with Middleburg
and R'idgeview as games he felt
the team really needed to win.
The Wildcats rose to the occa-
sion, defeating the.Broncos 74-
-42 on Dec. 9' before an enthusi-
astic home crowd.
The game wads never particu-
larly ~close, with BCHS going up
18-5 early behind strong shooting
from guard Chris Walton. But
the Cats shifted into high gear in
the second quarter to completely
put the game out of reach. The
run-and-gun style alloived the
Cats.to outscore Middleburg 30-
13 and go into~ the locker room
Walton got 130of his 15 points
in that~ half and high scorer Josh
Wiseman got hot in the second
period,' throwing in 11l of his -
game-high 20 points in the pe-
The tempo slackened a little
in the second half, particularly
in the fourth period when the
game 'was out of re~ach. Wise-
man fillished with 20, Walton
15, Delano Paige 12 and Blane
Finley 8 points. -
SThe Cats continued to de-
light their home crowd with an
85-59 win over Riidgeview on
D~ec. 11. Baker High once again
had a big first half, which effec-
tively~ sealed the~ win.
Finley got~ hot from the out-
side in the first period, tossing in
a pair of three pointers as BCHS
ivent on a 2f4"1l0 rixil They D-
creased the predsure in the ~stt;
ond period as Paige had his best
offensive game of the season.
They led 47-20 at intermission
as Paige score 8 in the period.
The empo slowed irk the
second half and -the Panthers
matched BCH~S basket for bas-
ket. They couldn't make up th~e
earlier deficit, however, and
the Wildcats cruised to an easy.
Wiseman again paced the
scor~ing with 22 points and: Paige
was right behind him with 20.
Finley had his best offensive
output with 11 and Ike Parker
;The Wildcats broke open a
close game against the Suwan-
nee Bulldogs in the second pe- ~
`riod to win 63-51 at home on
December 13. Suviannee stayed
with BCHS in the first period,
-trailing only by a free throw 20- :
19 at the end of the first.
But.Wiseman exploded for
12 points in the second period
as BCHS went on a 19-8 run
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The Lady Wildcat basket-
ball team had .a rough couple
of games this past week, losing
in a close contest against Clay
County and then being roundly
defeated byr a very tough Ala-
chua Santa Fe squad.
The ~Wildcats were in the
match against Clay the whole
way but were edged out 49-44
by the Blue Devils on December
9 at the BCHS gym. The Blue
Devils started the ganie strongly
and ran out to a 19-10 lead. That
would prove to be the deciding
moments of the game as BCHS
had to play from behind for three
The Cats played, the Devils
~even in the second and third pe-
'riods, and then put on a furious
rally at the end, outscoring Clay
14-9 in the final period. But it
was too little too late to snatch
Destiny de la Pena had 12
points to lead BCHS. Kiara
had a huge night on the boards
for BCHS, pulling~ down 17 re-
b~ounds Battles had 8 for the
a The girls took on one of the
top teams in the area on Thurs-
day when theyr played Santa Fe
in Alachua. The Red Raiders
took control of the .game early
with a high octane offense that
outscored BCHS 22-13. in the
opening period. They kept pour-
ing on the gas and led 48-31 at
In the second half the Raid
ers took their foot off the pedal
and BCHS played them pretty
evenly. The Cats matched the
Raiders basket for basket, but
couldn't make up the deficit that
they'd suffered in the first two
Ruise and. de la Pena both
tossed in 16 points to lead BCHS.
Meagan O'Steen hard 6 rebounds
The Lady Cats will~break for
the ho,1idays, then hop on the bus
to Suwannee Countyt on Jan. 6.
BCHS Wildcat football.standout Hank Farmer has been chosen to
participate in the 2008 Florida Athletic Coaches Association (FACA)
North-South All Star Game. Farmer is the first Wildcat football play-
er to be selected to play in this game since Donald Broomfield in
The annual post-season game showcase's the top recruits from the
entire: state of Florida and is the most prestigious of the all-star games
pI ala w d ud toe hay anst and with the best players in the
state," said Coach Bobby Johns.
Though Farmer double platooned as a running back and on de-
fnse nhe was se ebted to play lne acker hor theh ort team. Farmer
The Uriiversity of Ohio, Bethune Cookman College and Charleston
Southern University. Farmer was a senior teamn captain on this yeqr's
Wildcat varsity football team.
He will be in familiar territory since Coach Johns was chosen to
coach on the North squad. "It is a huge honor to be selected as a coach
in this game," said Johns. He has coached all-star teams in the past
birt this is his first coaching stint at the FACA game.
Coach Johns has also been selected as the team's offensive coordi-
nator for the game. Johns and Farmer will report to Sebring, F~lorida
for the game on December 19~th. The team will practice twice daily
though December 22, and the game will be played at Fireman's' Field
in Sebrin6g on Tuesday, December 23rd at 7:00 pm.
omp on undefeated;
So ~~ewins over weeK
If you had your eye oil
Sdo it isow!
of Florida's First Coast
gR L Friday, 8:00 am-?, 738 N. Fifth Street, Macclenny.
MG Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-1:00 pm 7349 W.
Madison, Glen. Lots of new stuff.
"Friday and. Saturday, 9:00 am-2:00 pm, 6410 E.
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-?, 8694 Pine Avenue, Macclenny II.
Name brand clothes, Christmas toys, etc..Two family .
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-?, 717 Chipshot drive. Horse tack,
household items, kids clothes, super prices.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 8:30 am-?, US 90 West, Sanderson
to CR 127 North to Cedar Creek Drive. Look for signs. Some of ev-
.erything. Five family
Saturday, 8:00 am-1:00 pm, 532 N. Fifth Street. Large, multi family
2005 Trailblazer, wife lost job, need to
sell, pay-off $16,000. 289-9635 or 382-
871 8. 12/1 8-1/28p
20700Hymedaia Eom t ,e,o ei aidekr,
bucket seats, third row seat, luggage
rack, pay off $21,000. 275-2111 leave
1988 Caao s clinder nds wok
$250. a9ml il eacdo, g dneweorkwtr ck
$800. 912-843-2093 or 904-477-5561.
S2006 Chevy TrailIblazer, silver, $1 4,000,
49,000 miles, many extras, one owner
Call 477-3604 or 477-4628.
S1989 4x4 Jeep Wrangler, good running
condition but needs new clutchi, 71,752
miles, $1750. Cell 386-590-0505. .
Childcare available anytime, 20 years
experience, excellent references avail-
able upon request. CPR-first aid certified.
Do you need your house~ pressure
washed, or have your windows cleaned, ~
etc.? In time for the holidays call William
868-1595. Licensed and insured.
Now accepting antique furniture on
consignment. Pieces have to be in good
condition. Call Karin at Southern Charm
259-41 40. 2/1 3tfc
Do yoh have a junk car or truck to sell
or haul off. ~Call 259-7968. 1/10tfc
Do you need a helping hand? Trustwor-
thy female willing to do residential and
Scommiercial cleaning including laundry,
shopping and errands. Call Estily 254-
2594. Licensed and insured.
Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $50 boarding fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc
Christmas horses, well.trained, child
safe. Opn hold until Christmas and de-
liver.- Lessons~and boarding available.
Paint. horses, pigs and Carolina fight-
ing game cock chickens, very reason-
Sable.!Alsp, free dogs 912-843-2093.
Chariton VNS has an opening for a full-
Stone Transport 253 E. Florida Avenue,
Macclenny, Fl. Class A drivers with X
endorsement for full or part time work.
plan nraln re~cord31a must. Alp~plyin
Three year old pre-school teacher to
work in Christian environment, experi-
ence preferred. Please apply in per-
son. Special Blessings 590 N. Seventh
Street. No phone calls please. 12/18c
Notice to Readers .
All real estate advertising in this newspaper is
subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes
it illegal to advertise "any preference, limita-
relgior, dix ranim ap, fam lart sttu o
'national origin, or an intention, to make any
such preference, limitation or discrimina-
tion." Familial status includes children under
the age of 18 living with parents or legal cus-
todians, pregnant women and people secur-
ing custody of children under 18. .
This newspaper will not knowingly accept
any advertising for real estate.which is in
eilaindo th Ilaw er reders are hrte
newspaper are available on an equal oppor
tunity basis. To, complain of discrimination,
call HUD toll free ati1-800-669-9777. The toll
free telephone number for the impaired is
Land for sale, ten acres four miles west
of Glen St. Mary, high and dry $74,900.
545-7688.' \ 11/27-12/18p
Owner financing in Baker County land-
holises-mobile homes. EZ qualify. 904-
Short sale, 3 BR, 2 BA with one car
garage and front porch on .29 agre
Macclenny lot. 423 Mciver Street. Bank
will consider any offer. www.myspace.
com/423mciver or 904-219-0480 for
details. 1 2/1 8tic
Designed for compact living, if you
wait, an open compact home, we can
lIuild it oh your lot..Cali l-800-879-3132.
License #FLCRC-057112. '4/10tfc
$69,0900 3 BR, 2 BA house with appli-
ances bililt on your lot. Go to www
dugardconstruction~com or call 259-
3 BR, 2% BAs brick home 2300 SF, heat-
ed, with all electric appliances onlarge
`lot in Copper Creek $255,900. Please
Scall 626-8428. 9/25tfc
MacGlen Builders, Inc. Brick homes in
Macclenny~ from $145,000-$210,000.
1997 40x24 doublewide Redmond
mobile home, 2 BR, 2 BA, one acre, new
4" well, septic tank and drainfield, one
mile north of Glen, shown by appoint-
ment only, $69,000 firm. 259-6546 day
or 219-2842 eveniilg. 7/24tic
4/2/2 with huge great room 1682 sf
with designer kitchen, covered rear
porch, high ceilings. Must see master
~bath. From $145,000 built on your lot.
Call 1-800-879-3132. License #FLCRC-
3 BR, 2 BA on 2% acres on Mudlake
Road $1200/montli. 509-8345 or 838-
Fire your landlord, build new. Your
payments could be lower than rent.
Call 1-800-879-3132. License #FLCRC-
Prices are low, build new and save
money over renting. Call 1-800-879-
3132. License #jLCRC-057112.4/10Otfc
.2 BR trailer, Claude's Trailer Park, Hwy.
90, .12x20 deck, quiet, peaceful. 386-
Homes and mobile homes for rent
from $750-850 monthly. 259-3343.
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home, large lot,
$450/month, deposit required. 904-
3 BR 2 BA mobile home, garbage pick-
up, water & lawn maintenance provided,
$450-$585. 912-843-8118. 9/18tfce
3 BR, 2 BA doublewide with central H/
A, washer and dryer, stove, refrigerator,~
on one acre $800/month, $500 deposit.
259-8927 after 3:00 pm. 12/18-12/25p
Mobile homes. 2 and 3 BR, A/C, service
animals only, $500-$575 plus deposit.
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home, centralH/A,
no pets, $56d5/month, first, last plus
$300 deposit. Includes water, lawn ser-
vice and trash. 259-7335. 6/1 2tfc
3 BR, 2 BA double wide $675/month,
first, last and deposit. 3 BR, 2-BA single
wide $575/month, first, last and depos-
it. 259-9022. 11/20fce
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pai'd in advance, and be in our office
o later tha b0 aipnmn sse tnhday
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.
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
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.
2006 Suzuki 400 4314 four~ wheeler,
$3800. 894-237-9879. 12/18
Merry Christmas from` the historic
Franklin 'Mercahtile! Come experience
holiday shopping in a relaxed, friendly
atmosphere. Open Thursdays, Fridays,
Saturday 10-5 pm through Christmas
Eve. 259-6040. 12/18c
3ii" Majestic wood burning fireplace
brand new~$500~, chimney pipe ini
eluded. Brand new construction permit
boxes, $20 ea'ch. 259-58277. 12/4tfc
Set of rims for Chevy or, GMjC six lug,
.17" with tires $500. 275-2852 or 219-
7510. 12z/18-1 225p
New' Gladbags shipment, inspirational
tote bags with embroidered Bible vers-
es. M~lakes the perfect gift! At Franklin
191lercantile. RR crossing in Glen. 259-
6040. 1 2/18c
Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece,.
~excellent condition. Southern Charm
Turkeys, smoked or fried at. Ronie's
Food. 259-3100 121-1Tp
Butterfly' (ining table with 6 chairs,
very ornate fluted. Iegs, rare; half round
.foyer co'nso'le. A~ll pileces are mallogaby
:'Iwood: Southern Charm. 259-4140.
'2003 Mini ATV 49 for child up to 100
lbs. Excellent condition, rarely used,
color blue, $300. Cell 386-590-0505.
Gold's Gym weight bench with 400 Ibs.
ofr weights, asking $300. 386-431-1605
or 904-370-4866. "1 /18p
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors
canvases, ~drawing pads and much
morei The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
Street, 259-3737. t~c
Couch and loveseat, blue floral, $1.50
set. Electric stove $65, dryer $5(), lawn
mower $60. Can be' seen at Affordable .
Merchandise at -493 N. Sixth Street.
New fragrance oils Apples and Spice,
:%innamon, Vanilla Cream Spice, and
gmane! F ank n Menr ntile.h2o adr -
Entertainment center, TV and VCR
$175 for all three. 259-4929. 12/18p
2002 Yamaha Big Bear MTV, very good
Condition, not used' extensively. Color
green and camouflage, $2500. Cell 386-
590 0505. 12/18-12/25p
Table, oval or round, f our chairs, china
cabinet, mediumri oak, $300. Sectional
sofa, light brown, $300. Single bed $75.
White eyelet bedding set, single $50.
Onkyo surround sound system $150.
259-2691 or 708-3045. 12/18p
Ornaments, ornamednts, ornamentsI
We stills have a great selection~ available
Sat Franklin Mercantile. We personalize
them 2wih e ydou shop. RR crossing in
Full size, low profile UWS diamond
plated toolbox, three years old $125.
Patio bar style table with two chairs and
umbrella, less than one year old $175.
Dresser with mirror, hutch, onei night
stand and full headboard $300. 259-
T~ueteyM, rseTek r 6re .t 2 1c~halr8
Heavy duty seat covers for Ford F150
exte ded cab, mint condition, gryin
color, asking $200. 259-6815. 12/18p
Mark your calendar for Franklin Mer-
cantile's "Desperate Husband Day" on
Christmas Eve. Open Wednesday 10-5
pm. Come in from the woods and get
Mama something special. Will help! RR
Crossing in Glen. 259-6040. 12/18c
Own land? Use the equity. Your land
equity can be your down payment when
building. Ask how. Call 1-800-879-
3132. License #FLCRC-057112.4/10tffc
3 acres, high & dry, fish pond, homes
or mobile homes, set-up included,
Owner financing or cash discount. 912-
843-8118. . 2/22tfc
Brick 3 BR, 1 BA house in Sanderson
on one acre, nice open floor plan with
attached covered" carport, offers an
additional hook-up site for mobile
home at back of lot, $149,000. Call 859-
'Two, lots in Copper Creek, Unit ill. Call -
3 BR, 1%/ BA brick home approximately
1500 SF, large workshop, AIVC unit 1%
years old', roof two years old, $1 29,900-
904-866-5981 or 259-5437.12/18-1/8p
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home on one acre
with fish pond, two car garage, $850/
Month, $1150 deposit, on CR 1-25
.South. 259-9066. 12/1 8-1 2/25p
2 BR, 1% BA mobile home $350 depos-
it, $600/month. 259-2072.
3 BR, 1 BA on one acre near Sanderson,
service animals only, no smoking. First
month and deposit required. $725/
month. Call 259-2417. 12/4tfc
Country charm, city comforts. Giant
triplewide mobile home, 3 BR, 2 BA,
. rock fireplace, five acres, $850/month
plus security, call Mike 465-3841.
2 BR, 2 BA mobile home in the coun-
try, service animals-only, $600/month'
$500 deposit. 904-923-2191.
3. BR, 2 BA doub~lewide with central H/
A, fenced yard, located in Georgia Bend'
$700/month. 259-6101. 12/11-12/18p
3 liR, 2 BA mobile home like new, $700/
month, first month plus $500 deposit. .
Glen area, service animals only. 259-
1 BR, 1 BA deposit $400, first months
rent$400, on River Hills Road. Call after
6:00 pm. 2569-3640. 12/180
Houses for rent, 2 and, 3 bedroo
Georgia Bend, $500 and $600, furnish
and unfurnished. 912-843-2093 or 90
1395 Chaffee Road
Watson Realty Corp. REAITORS" 90. *II ovy
Diamond bracelet, in or around
Walmart Tuesday, .December 9. Very '
sentimental, please return., $100 re-
ward. 259-3713. 12/18p
Golden lab, one year old female. Last
seen on Bob B(Irsed Road, Glen St.
Mary, Friday, December 12th. Please
contact 904-318-3928. 12/18p
Notice to readers:
The newspaper .often publishes classified
advertising on subjects like work-at-home,
weight loss products, health products. While
the newspaper useS reasonable ~discretion
in deciding on publication of such ads, it
takes no responsibility as to.the truthful-
oesof aflaims.mRespondentsbfhoul dse
ing any money or making other commit-
ments based on statements and/or prom-
ises; demand specifics in writing. You can
also0 cal tE F~edeat TradouCommissionp a
fraudulent solicitations. Remember: if it
sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
- The Baker County Press
Secretary/Program Assistant. The
Baakerr Cousnty Etn~sion Office/cS tli &
applications for a Secretary/Program
Assistant. The position requires exten-
sive computer skills, telephone assis-
tance, and accounting skills. Web page
experience necessary. High. school
graduation required, minimum 2 years .
secretarial experience required. Salary
$10.00 $12.00 per hour based on
qualifications & experience, 40 hours
per week. Complete job descrip-
tion available from the Baker County
Extension Office, 1025 West Macclenny
Ave., Macclenny, FL. Deadline for appli-
cations will be December 23, 2008 at
5:00 p.m. 12/11-12/18c
Tire and lube technicians, pay based on
experience. TA Travelcenter in Baldwin.
Apply to Mark Holmes 904-266-4281
ext. 22 or email resume to tal25shop@
t~ IltTrl.r~lTir~ Ti~ ~1 i ~ry~ Il~i~~i
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home located in Glen
$430/month, $430 deposit. Call 259-
2 BR, 1 BA $3~85/month plus $385 depos-
it. 2 BR, 1M BA $525/month plus $525
deposit. 219-2690. 12/18p
2 BR, 2 BA home on one acre in a quiet
neighborhood in Macclenny, service ani-
mals only, no smoking. First month and
deeposit required $725/month. Call 259-
BRING YOUR HORSES! MLS#459119
Beautiful 4BR/3.5BA cedar home on 9.3 acres.
Four car garage, 3 fenced grazing areas and
pool with spa & much more! $474,500
MOTIVATED SELLER! MLS#453352 Will
consider any and all offers regardless of
the amount. Very motivated seller. 2.29
acres, zoned commercial. Located '/4 mile off
Interstate 10. $350,000
NEW CONSTRUCTION MLS#459993
This 3BR/2BA charmer sits on a good size
lo} w/mature oak trees lining the property,
ALL BRICK BEAUTY MLS#445781 Lovely
home on 11.72 acres with in- ground pool,
upgrades galore and more! $374,900
THE TIME IS NIOW! MI.5#453883 Excellent
location. 4BR2ZBA 1978SF fenced rear, hughe
master closet! Neutral colors A must see
GREAT STARTER! MLS#461526 Move in
ready 38R 2BA home with bonus /office
on almost V2 acre. AII appliances Included.
PRICED TO SELL! MLS#445803 This 4/BR/
3BA home has 24345F 42'cabinets, huge eat-
in kitchen. Separate living rm, dining rm and
so much more!$5239,000 -
SPACIOUS HOME -MLS# 443952 48R/2BA
with pool. Concrete block home with brick
front. Offers over 1600 SF. Call for an appt.
ADORABLE HOME MLS# 446054 Over
2100 SF with 3BR/2 BA Has volume ceilings,
upgraded lighting, upgraded bathrooms.
Fireplace. Priced to sell!$5169,900
JUST REDUCED! MLS# 404867 6/3 OFFERS 3001 5F 1
Acre lot, commercial kitchen, indoor utility, fenced back
BRING EVERYONEI -MLS#4239928Bring family, pets
and all the neighbors! This property wili take care of all.
Bring all offers! $675,000
HOME & ACREAGE! MLS# 440833 Nice 4/2 mobile
hm w/2296 SF, 10 Acre lot, built in bookshelves, HUGE
kitchen,21 arge fish ponds.
PERFECT LAND! MI.S# 408378 45.63 Acres! Great
for horses & agriculture. CR121. Has older home & 2
rentals. Closeto St. Mary's River. $699,000
CUTE HOME! MLS#452998 3BR 1BA stucco home on
approx. half acre lot. In the city of Macclenny. Must see!
GREATSTARTER HOME! -MLS# 446670 3BR2ZBA 1300
SF with nice fkr plan w/split BR, almost new appliances '
and much more! $163,500
SPACIOUS HOME -MLS#440306 Boasts over 2000SF
with 38R/2BA and media rm. 2cargarage. Set on 1.58
acres with pond and river view. Must Seel $110,000
JAX RANCH CLUB MLS# 452129 Get away from city
by owning this spectacular vacant lot of 2.53 acres.
Come canoe and ride horses. $100,000
BEAUTIFUL MLS#440266 3/2 Custom brick home on
almost Zacres. 2,3325SF. Enough rmin masterforoffice
or sitting area. Lots of extras! $274,900
IDEAL C0MM. PROP. MLS# 397003 0n Interstate 50.
41 acres & seller will consider to build to suit. Don't miss
this great opportunity!
READY FOR YOU! MLS#395644 (ute 3BR 28A in the
country offers 1512 SF, 5.35 acres very well maintained
mobile home. Deck in the back!
HIGH & DRY! MLS# 428488 5.63 acres for you to build
your dream home! Surrounded by gorgeous homes,
Large polebham. Homes only.
PRIME COMMERCIAL GROWTH LOCATION! MLS#
448655 36.27 acres of wooded land ready to develop.
Owner will sell as two parcels, but prefers to sell
RIVERFRONT! MLS# 448594 Gorgeous riverfront
propertfbas it all! 5its on 37acres offers great views
from every angle! Custom hm w/ granite counters,
hardwood firs & more! $1,350,000
ALL BRICK BEAUTY! -MLS# 441380 lust under years
new, this 4BR/2 BA home in Settlers Ridge offers huge
estate lot, 3car side entry garage, formal LR &DR, eat in
kitchen and more! $294,900
GREAT LAND! -MLS# 448623 Eighty acres ready tobe
developed and built on. Owner will divide into smaller
parcels from 2.5 acres and up. Price will vary according
to size of tract. $880.000
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, December 18, 2008 Page 13
Northeast Florida Telephone Company's
Statement of Rates for Basic Telephone Service
Northeast Florida Telephone Company is a quality telecommunications company that provides Basic and Enhanced services at
reasonable rates within its service territory. Pursuant to regulatory requirements Northeast Florida Telephone Company offers
its customers the following supported services:
1. Voice grade access to the public switched network.
2. Local usage.
3. Dual tone multi-frequency signaling or its functional equivalent
4. Single-party service or its functional equivalent,
5. Access to emergency services.
6. Access to operator services
7. Access to interexchange services.
8. Access to directory assistance.
9. Toll limitation for qualifying low-income customers.
Brand new 2000 Fleetwood 32 x 80
$69,900, delivered, set-up, skirting and
steps installed 259-8028. 12/11-1/9c
2000 Palm Harbor 24'x52', 3 BR, 2 BA,
ceramic floors and textured walls, $24,500.
2009 Scothilt 28x72, $79,900 2x6 exterior
walls, tape and textured throughout, deliv-
er, set-up, A/C, skirting and steps installed.
eusttw 35l crald 9-820028 28x56
1300 SF office space -and 1000 SF office
space~located on 121. 259-9022.11/20tfc
Commercial building for lease with 4,000
SF available, on main Macclenny iiltersec-
tion with plenty of parking space, call 259
241 7 10/16tffc
for the hohidayS
The Adult Basic Edixcation
and GED classes offered b~y the
Bwjlb cOse a l oslite ct ro
December 22, 2008 through Jan-
uary 5, 2009; classes will resume
January 6, 2009.
January 6, 2009 is the next
registration for th~e GED test
which will be administered Janu-
ary 12, 13 and 1.4, 2009. The new
fee of $70 will apply to the Janu-
For more information, please
contact the Baker Count, School
District's Vocational and Adult
Education Deparhtment at 259
B Business Cards
THE OthHCE R/ART
l in So~urh ntyi St,. *250-313.,
1998 Cadillac Deville
.2 owners, very clean,
pearl white, loaded, leather,
retails for over $6,500,
Sacrifice; for $4,300
Re-Roofs New Roofs Leak Repairs
Torch Down Leaks Roof Inspections
Wie specialize in problem roofs
-- -Uc;li~enense & Insured
2~-c;T,5 qE~ gg m g
Note: An amount equal to 11.4% of your Interstate service charges. This~pe~rcentage is subject to change, per FCC order.
The Lifeline assistance program offered by Northeast Florida Telephone Company reduces the monthly recurring charges for
the Individual access line, FCC Toll Access line charge, and Toll Denial for qualifying low-income residential customers. The
monthly recurring .Federal Universal service charge~and Touch Tone charges may also be waived. See below for additional
information regarding Lifeline and Link-Up assistance.
Lifeline Service and Link-up Proqram
The Federal Cornmunicatiqns Commission and the Public Utility Commission of Florida have established two programs to make
telephone service more affordable to eligible customers. Lifeline service is a program desighied to make telephone service
available at reduced: rattes to eligible residential customers. Link-tip is a program designed to' offer eligible customers a reduc-
tion~ in installation charges~for telephone service equal to one half of the service connection charges or $30.00, whichever is
information about customers who -qualify for Lifeline Service and; Link-Up Program may be shared between state agencies and
Northeast Florida Telephone Company:
Who qualifies for reduced Telephone Charges?
You are eligible for Lifeline Service and Link-Up Program if in your household resides a person who receives or has a child
who receives benefits from at least one of the following programs:
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA).
Low-Income Heat and Energy Assistance-Program (LlHEAP)-
National School Lunch (free program only)
Temporary Aspilstanc~e for Nedy Fan~iligsTf i ceF
Additional eligibility criteria may a~pply toI. Iy-1ents of fede~railv l:lllyrecoced irtral lands q
if you participate in any of the programs listed above and you are not receiving Lifeline Service reduction, please- contact
your local telephone office to sign up for this service,
Should you have any questions regarding Basic service, or the rates thereof, please contact a Northeast Florida Telephone
Company representative at (904) 259-2261 or 1-877-838-5695.
PIT TOPPORTBLETOILTS OGERRAUERSO ILL IRTGATEWAY PENSCT CONTROL, MUNSON ELECTRIC, INC. MACGLEDN BILDERS, INC.
Parties, construction and -E D.LI Culverts installed -ou Forn al your elcticl ees
large gatherings .WLDRLIGTim Johnson 259-3808 Service and repairsYorpasroupln
Call Mitch 2" and e 4" al wells53 All types of pest control New installations Bentley Rhoden -
251-4361 CalRgro oe ae,2923 5/11tfc Call Eston, Shannon or BHil Remodel/Additions 904-259-2255
12/11-12/18p 259-7531ATN Ask about our fire ant control Service upgrades CBCO60014 3/14tfc '
Licensed.& Insured A & D IRRIG 0 . 6/26tff Residential and commercial ALLEN'S LAWN AND
CANADAY CONSTRUCTION/ Fmyowe&oprtdAND PRESSURE WASHING BACKHOE WORK 259-6514 LANDSCAPING
CANADAY TRUCKING 4/3tfe Sprinkler Systems Slag Fill dirt Culverts State cert. EC 00001713 12/18-2Hi12p .Mowing, edging, mulching,
Complete site & underground A & R TRUSS Residential and Commercial Land clearing Demolition WILLIAMS AUTO REPAIR clean-ups, sodding, removal
utility contractor Installations and Repairs ~ 5578 ETRadrpaeet
We sell: Engineered trusses for your new Free Estimates 5578 ETR .adrpaeet
Fill dirt starting at $100 per load Home Barn Shed Etc. *FmyOweanOertd11/27 1/15p Specializing in the locating and Spninkler repairs
corgil alSe kn Freeestiate LARRY WESTFALL installing of low mileage engines Free estimates
PEACOCK PA NT NG, INC.
Fully insured Locally owned
25 years experience
B & N TRACTOR SERVICE,
Slag or Milling driveways
Brush cutting Land clearing
Debris removal. Ponds and more
Licensed and Insured
THE OFFICE IVART
Oils, acrylics, watercolors,
canvases, drawing pads
110&Smut Fift Sreet
SEPTIC TANK SERVICES
New systems & repairs
dIIT rlr pnsi
KONNIE'S KLEAR POOLS `
We build in-ground pools
We sell and install
DOUGHO Yabob mgun e ls
Repairs Chemicals* Parts
698-E West Macclenny Ave.
(next to Raynor's Pharmacy)
Fall & Winter hours
Saturday 10:00 am-2:00 pm
ANGEL AQUA, INC *
water softeners Iron filter
City or well systems
Sales Rentals Service Re
Total water softeners supp
797 S. 6th Street, Macclen
Land Clearing Pondi* Demolition
S& LAND DEVELOPMENT, INC.
Fill dirt ~ Millings ~
Land clearing ~ Fish ponds
Cultivating ~ Bush hog
Housesobau dibng deno
One Call Does It All
FL 7003, CFCO32613
GA 286, 1-18219 RCMD tfc
PRINTING & FAXING
Black & White, Color Copies
Custom Business Forms ''
Business Cards, Signs, Stickers
and somch mre!!!
110 South Fifth Street
I DO HONEY DO'S
GarrettNH rne Improvements
Licensed & insured
Air conditioners* Heat pumps
24 hour, 7 day emergency service!
call Vince Farnesi,
(F~""~WI~--(rr~~l;~-r~(~n~*"y"lul~i~i iii: *:i;-iili* (-- L1i.r;Llil. b- t i`-9ii;:iis li;-ul7tjlir~;l.);;~%rll;~lir.l -~lil;iLli-*i_. i I.~(.i.~ i -..~ i .I ..~. ~ ~ i (- .~ I i- ii ~ I~
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1-Party $ 24.40
Trunk $ 36,00
Single Line $6.50
Individual Touch-Calling Access Line
Base Rate Area
FCC Subscriber Line Charg~e
deerraen~cn Seres Ice1 src large)
Lifetime Warranty on all repairs
10 Locations thru out Florida
Free Computerized EstimateS ~
Stated ~the art equipment'. ., ~
We are a Direct Repair Prov~id~ for mo~st
Major Insurance Companies
* -Car and ASE Certified
Foreign and domestic cars & trucks
All major and minor rdpairs
We service refrigerators* freezers
washers dryers electric ranges
electric ranges* window A/C's
All work guaranteed
$10 off with this ad
11/20tfc Bull ozr ba hoe work
Cu verts installed
!pairs A &R ROOFING, INC.
New roofs Roof repairs
lies Roof replacement ~
Iny Free estimates ~
ENERGY BUSTER, INC
*We can lower your electric bill
*Makes home cooler in the summer
and warmer in the winter '
*You'll feel the difference immediately
*Free estimate! and demonstration
Autocrafters Collision Repair
180 S. Lowder St., Macclenny
Let Us Be Your
Collision Repair Specialist
"lT'S OUR BUSINESS"
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, December 18, 2008 Page 14
I would like to thank eve yone for their business this past year. Y'ou have helped us achieve the #1 service
satisfaction ranking of all local Chevy dealers in our area and our sales remain consistent during these slow economic times.
We all know the situation the auto industry is in and where it's going, who knows. I believe that no matter what GM's future is, we
have been assured that Chevrolet is here to stay. The backbone of the automobile industry is and always will be Chevrolet. So keep
that in mind when considering your -next purchase, buy a product that is proven and will remain strong even during these trying
Looking forward to 2009 Eddie Accardi will be launching a new program for our customers starting January 1st, the
PREFERRED PARTNER PROGRAM. This will include VIP express service, free maintenance, free car washes and up to 20%
discounts on service and parts for the first year of ownership. Please don't hesitate to call for further information.
f, ,3 THANK YO AGAIN FOR YO UR CONTINUED SUPPORT !!!!
~r~i~a~4316 West US Hwwy. 00,Lake City, FL.
CHERON -386-752-6933** wwwn.eddioaccardi.net
Finishes Navy basic
thw GSen son nR Crit
Y. and Norman K. Green of Mac-
clenny, recently completed Navy
basic training at Recruit Trairung
Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
Green is a 2005 graduate of
Baker County High School.
Lak.Ci..Comu. .. o-
lege will be closed for.the win-
ter holidays from December 22,
200`8 through January 2, 2009.
The campus offices will reopen
on Monday, January 5.
Late registration and add/drop
will be held on January 5-6, 8
a.m. 3 p.m., with all fees due by
3 p.m. each day. Spring semester
classes will begin January 7.
S(fr~om page 1)
unless you're married to another
county worker, it's another $297
to add family coverage.
Although the board approved
picking up the bill for the sher-
iff's couples which amounts
to an extra $6420 a year in pre-
mium costs commissioners
didn't wish to do so indefinitely.
The county's health insurance
premiums for all its workers has
reached close -to a million dol-
lars a year and risen roughly 44
percent over the last three years,
said Mr. Cone.
And another jump could
come in October 2009 when the
county renegotiaites a new insur-
ance contract as part of its an-
nual budgeting process.
"When budget time comes
along next year, we're going to
be in a crunch," Commissioner
Alex Robinson said in reference
to falling tax revenues through-
out the state. "I'm afraid we're
going to have to do something."
'"The county can't contin~ug to
keep absorbing \the~ cost of a 40
percent increase," added Cotin-.
missioner Michael Creivs.
To that end, cotmty emp~y-loye
ees should prepare thqmselv~es
to shoulder more of the health. '
insurance premiums in the new
year, said Mr. cone.
"'We're putting everybody oii'
notice," he said.
Th~e commission also dis-
cussed road improvements dur- .
ing the workshop aind agreed to
pave 10 road segitents where ani;l
experimentall material known at .
EZ Base w~as applied earlier this
The material, which is reanu- '
factured by JEA using ash from
'its smokestacks, was put down
to stabilize Thomas Sweat, King
Ruise, Pierce, Rufus, Crawford,
Burnsed, Thomas, Ruben Craw-
ford and James Br~itt roads, plus
on- an extension off Woodlawn
Holy the EZ Base roads will
be paved is still being decided
Using the grariite rock mate-
rial called chipseal that was used
to pave Deerwood Circle would
cost about $357,000. Comkmis-
Ssionelr Mark Hartley also re-
quested cost estimates for two
more expensive options, asphalt
and the slightly cheaper coal
However, with only $150,000
left uncommitted in the, county's
road improvement program, t'he
project's still about $207,000
short. Mr. Cone said most of
that money, about. $20`0,000, is
expected to come from Dupiont
as part~ bf a deal that allowed
the comliany to mine through a
Then there's about 20 highi-
maintenance dirt roads that
have Icost thie county more than
$700.0)00 in upkeep. Three' of
'those - Crews ~Rd., Cowpen
Rd. and Confederate Drive -
are slated for pavitig.
But 17 :others have no funds.
committed for their improve-
ment, including Glen Nursery
Rd', on which the county sperit
more than $134,000 to main-
Also approved by the county
W~alving a permit fee for:
construction of a new hafidiicap-
home for 191ilton Johnson and
*A $11,607 contract witli
Kifig Engineering for. re-stabili-
zation of Copljer Creek's shore-
line and debris removal related
to Tropical Storm Fay. The work
is being funded through a state
resource conservation grant.
*A $52,467 contract with en-
'.gineering firm.Ayers and Asso-
ciates for design services related
to improvements at St. Mary's
Shoals Park. That work is being
funded through state recreation
Costs eq nah z ed...
THE BAKER COHNTY PRESS, Thursday, December 18, 2008 Page 15
Photos with Santa raises $200...
Golden retriever Cooper gets positioned while his mate Gracie makes sure Santa is
holding their puppy safely in a pet photo set up -by Walgreen employee Jean Keene
(left) on December 6. Brothers 2Tyce and Conhor More, along with friends Braden
Sanders and Logan Muse also posed for the portrait. A steady stream of pets and
their owners showed up, netting the shelter $200 in just two hours. The fund raiser
was headed up by Macclenny Elementary volunteers Cathy Fletcher with Joyce
Gernhard playing Santa. PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Ashley Jacobs ,
The family of Ashley Nicole
Jacobs of Sanderson is proud to
announce her graduation upon
completion of a bachelor of sci-
ence degree in nursing from
Florida State University. The.
graduation ceremony took place
on Saturday, December 13.
Ashley's parents are Buddy-
and June Jac~obs of Sanderson.
She is a 2003 graduate of Baker
--= .>.6 h i~rty employed
as a registered nurse at Shqtids
at th'e University of Florida in
Gainesville. She will continue to
work at Shands in the specialty
of ortho edics,
I. . ONLY . .
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BCHS teacher oes wveigtless' in
liAS~s Zero G experience Dec. 7
BYBOB GFRARD -lessness," said Armoreda. some form of stirsickness. H
Press Sta~ff "You're stuck to the floor by the didn't notice it while flying,, e:
gravity one -second and the next cept that the thinness of the a
SMost of us can only dream yueflaig"at 24,000 feet left him giddy an
about what it's like to bean astro- yo'r flo, g
~t~~u an foatweghtes abve The passengers are not "loopy.
auan flath weigtlesrBCs rabov strapped in like in aconimercial His.camre after he was on tl
Ihe leahrth. i Bu fr BC dred.ti airliner, but seated on the floor ground. After getting into thecd
ng~~~ ~~ tece hi mr of the plane:. A rmoreda assu med for the drive back to Macclenn
'treami became a reality Decem- ta en egtesmgtb he fell fast asleep, and didn
r h similar to swimming' but' dis-: wake up foir the whole trip.
~4,60 f~t bov th grundas covered quickly that "you have ..One thing is for certar
art of the Zero- ~roj Flor- rio 'control, whatsoever. If you When asked if the trip left hi
..ZroGi pao Spar l- push off with your little finger; wanting mor he enthisiast
jda, ~aia ndependent company you go flying up to the ceiling." dally r~esponded, "absolutely."
~hat offers teachers and others a T snai w ehlrt
chance to expecrientce weightless- ing. "'It's riot like fly;ing or skyi-
jiess and perform ex per iments in diving. It's all momentum, where
a space-like atmosphere. yups:i hr o or
:A rmoreda was the only teach- yo stwer 3 e youstho plane
ebtr from Northeast Florida taking
powers up and begiris the pro-
part in the Educator Program cesss again. In all, Armoreda was
sponsored by Northrup-Grum-- weightless fbr about eight min-
"man. He did an experiment on utes. By the timie it ended, hie
objects attaining weightlessness w ias doing front and liack flips.
within packaging. IoialAmrd xei
S'This was a once-in-a-life- Ioialqmrd xei-
,, enced more weightlessness than
~imeesprient,"saidqrmre- America's first astronaut Ala~h
d ;a. "It's the ultimate roller coast-:
- d. .' ., Shepherd.
R~de. He also took part in a particu-
SA rmoreda flew in a specially laNAAtdion-afpig
Outfitted Boeing 727 that has lrNS'rdto ipn
of the name -tag.
'been used in the past to film "W .eedesd nSae
The weightlessness scenes in Florida flight suits," said Ar-.
fhe movie Apollo 13. The plane
m'noreda. "Before the mission our
climbs to 20.000 feet and then.
.oz lmst 2.0 toe name tag was upside down, but
at the end there was a ceremo-
*500 mph to give a sense of Mar-
~a gait.Atoe oitduig.; ny where our liamne tags were
tiangraity Atone oin-duing turned over. -That's vthat NASA
Cthe ascent, Armoreda was at L.8 ,,swt t atoat:
~s d t~cehi bd.wilt Armoreda discovered that
A .t the top of the cli mb. the,
wreightlessness comes at a price,
lane cuts power and drops for The body isn't used to the ex-
30 seconds. During that time the ie cag n rvt d
P~Sn2:~ S eperinceweiht- weightlessness and almost.ey-
e "tsn a-weird feeling of help- eryone, astronauts included, get
Cord Clari smas party...
orf( m I
heaing and air condition ng and
'put in a comfortable recliner .
Ehalif. It was there she worked
lyear round to refurbish used toys
pad get them in tip-top shape
I or presentation :to children at
She refurbished dolls, rebuilt
broken toys and patched up
stuffed animals that were worn
r beginning to lose their stuff-
SHer daughters helped by
scoutingg yard sales and auctions
~or toys and other suitable items.
eventually individuals, church-
es and businesses began to do-
~ate merchandise. .
S"This project meant a lot to
nmy mother," said Ms. Frost.
iNow that's she's no longer with
~s, .member~s of the Woman's
Cflub help us with it, for which
1'm grateful. Our current presi-
"sent Trilby Crews has adopted
tihe party as a special president's
: In her last years, eveli while
suffering from the complications
of chronic obstructive pulminary
disease, Ms. Lord went about
her task of collecting, cleaning
and repairing toys. Ms. Frost is
pleased that donations from the
Community have continued.
S"Word gets around," she said.
f'A few days ago, I found a large
:bag of stuffed animals on my
SThe party is a free event for
children. There's a Christmas
( tree, holiday music and if his
'schedule, perrriits. sometimes
Santa shows ixp. But thei hiigh-
light, of course, is the toys.;
As children entered the party,
they were given a shoppingn"
bagt in which to take home their'
Gifts. Then theji Jicked out what
they wanted from foys piled hi~gh
on long tables. Each child's name
was also entered into a drawilig
for a special prize, which this
year was a new bicycle. A box
of homemade brownies was
available for anyone who got the
munchies while they were pick-
ing out their gifts. In addition
Sto the toys, clothing, shoes and
books were also for the taking
and as each child left, they were
given an ~additional new toy and
a goodie bag filled with candies
and other treats. About 75 chil-
dren benefited from this year's
Ms. Frost and Ms. Hodges
understand how mtich this party
means to some families in the
area, especially with~the shaky
economy. The party is particular-
ly meaningful to the two women
because it's a way to honor the
memory of their mother and her
special spirit of generosity..
"What I will never forget is
'how the children and even some
parents would hug and hug my
mother,'' said Ms. Frost. "Many
of them told her, 'If it weren't for
you, Ms. Lord, my kids wouldn't
have had any Christmas at all.'"
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