Group Title: Baker County Press (Macclenny, Fla. : 1929).
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Title: The Baker County press
Uniform Title: Baker County press (Macclenny, Fla. : 1929)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Baker County Press
Publisher: Tate Powell
Place of Publication: Macclenny, Fla
Publication Date: December 25, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 12, 1929.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 39 (Jan. 2, 1931).
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79th~ear, YoL. 35 Thursdazy, December 25, 2008 Maccknny, Florida 504

Po ice, are fil toy basets

Gkn sends

to DCA

Ist drafe of

01Tp an
The Town of Glen St. Mary
approved the first draft of its
Comprehensive Plair revision
on December 16. and sent it off
to the Department of Commu-
trnity Affairs in Tallahasse~e for
aope pby the' planning
consultant Prosser Hallock of
Jacksonville, the hefty' docu-
Sment is essentially In' ste z
c- ''place- since its plan was ad-
opted 20 years ago. and where
the town believes it is headed
.through 2030.
'We're nodt seeing any sub-
stantial population grow th
through 2030, but we don't
want to sty'mie development or
pigeon hole the town."'declared
Tony Robbins of the planning
firm in explaining the docu-
ment. "Wei need a road map of
'what we: prefer on expansion
and annexation.
He noted Glen St., May has
added about 10 acres inside
town limits during the 18-year
life o~f the present Comp. Plan
required of all local govern-
ment entities. .
The DCA expects~local gov-
ernments to submit reasonable

ties, transportation and schools
Over the next ~two decades. The
EAR [evaluation and appraisal
report] approved by the council
is "a report card" based on its
initial one.
Because of Glen's relatively
sinall size, it was not required
to submit an evaluation eight
years ago. The current one is
~due M~arch 1 but on Mr. Rob-
bins' recommendation it was
submittedd early to give ample
time for DCA and other agen-
Scies to comment on its content.
In other business this months,
the five-memlier council ap-
proved.without dissentt a,two-
year contract with~ Joel Fore-
(See-pg 2)

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SBryce Aschenbrenner; 12, is home schooled and a Florida Virtual School
Student at the sixth grade level. This story was based in part on an actual
experience of NMyrtice Beugy of Macdlenny during WWll when her husband
was on sea'duty. Bryce developed an intel est kri writing (and British
hisltoy) ea }r~n his h6ol careerand.Sytt~ed-arnewspaper while in
fouU deIPt ~Rifferside PresbytedklkifS~shool in Jacksonville.
4 the son gf Tom and Cheryl Aschenbrenner

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Methodist Church

Traffic- was sloiv on N. Fifth street in Macclen'ny last week
as motorists movedb cautiously around a crane and a crew of
workers i nstallIing a ma ssi ve, two-story; metal' cross on thefront
of the' new sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church of
Anchoring the eross in its permanent
resting~place was the successful con- By
clusion to eight months of construction
begun last spring. According to Chris (6 K le
Voltz, chairman of the' building com- iln ia
mittee, the vision for the new sanctu- Lnm an
br and ftre epgsion of the ~church Press Staff
"Literally and figuratively,. the shotto
for this project is 'Built in Faith,'" he. said. "Thiat's wh~at it took
to get it done.".
Two years ago, the church wasn't looking to build ~a new
sanctuary, but to renovate the existing one. It was soon clear
that renovations would be very expensive and wouldn't include
any expanded space.
The congregation decided to go in another direction and
a building committee was formed. Input was gathered from
the congi~egation and soon plans for a new structure began to
The-building committee consulted Ron Scallisi Architec-
tural Firm about possible designs and a pledge drive to raise
money began.' The new church would cost $L;5 million.
S"All along the w~ay, we prayed constantly. We didn't have
the funds .for this project and that's where the pledge; drive
(ee page 2

An emiployee from Rion Bell Sign Company aff~ixes the cross. '

gifts were organized and stored
. at the Lowder Street fire station
before being divided up among
more than 240 needy children.
The donations came from
drop-off points throughout the
community and will end up
under Christmas trees all over
the county. Drop boxes were
placed at the Walmart distribu-
tion and shopping centers, the
Fairgrounds, the fire depart-
ment and the Pilot gas station
in Baldwin.
"The truck drivers would

Press Staff
About 260 local children
will receive Christmas gifts
this year through holiday char
ities from the Macclenny Fire
Department and Baker County
Sheriff's Office.
The fire department has
spent the last few months col
Selecting toys, clothes and shoes
for unprivileged youths in its
annual Christmas for Kids
Drive, while the sheriff's de
apartment col_
elected cash do-
nations to fund
a s ho pping :
spree through .
p art o f itjamr rs !
Shop- with Id,[~l~~
a Cop pro- .,
gram. '
Stu ffed
animals ,
rolling .
shoes, bicy-
cles, sports .
balls 1$ a
games and -
a ~plethora I~(~~~,B.;:
of other a


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Deputy Matthew Riegel helps nine-year-old Dre 'Quan Moring pick out a toy dur-
ing the second annual Shop with a Cop. PHoTo BY JOELADDINGTON

Fire Chief Budd) Dugger'd look'X i'wr
toys donated for the Christmas for Kids program.

Sthe ma~ntel (where tw o s~ikidngs ay .
Jack Dennin~gl,,alatele' husband of four yearS joined the
SNavy in''-l942..Now, tdo iyears:later, the letters which in the be-
I~ tiad some..every.otherTive~k, hadn't come for nearly two
?P~~~~lette was terfe th e-w ul.- end e ay
~mrbed on, she bor s h
joy~T listening to i%.aad
o~f .F miliar Music wer t ~edteet nw it
was more than herne.

WSater use

limits are

The' City of Macclenny took
its first step to establish wa-
tering restrictions earlier this
mont h,
prelimi- By
nary ap-
proval for Joel
limitingf~;~. Addington
~~t'o t wei Press Staff
days a
1 yng fdnes of $50 to $500 for
violation of the ordinance.
However, the same night
that city commissioners voted
unanimously in favor of the
city's first-ever watering re-
strictions, the St. Johns River
Water Management District
(SJRWMD) approved its new
irrigation rule, which i's more
stringent than the previous rule
on which the city's ordinance is
"'This comes straight from
Palatka," said city attorney
Frank Maloney during the city's
hearing December 9 in refer-
ence to the
di strict's
The ordinanCO headquar-
ters there.
is the first of T he
many water cty's r

is set for
RIOSSUFOS final con-
the ciy st sideration
Sciy mu J anuar y
adopt... .13 lim-
its wa -
tering to
Wednesday and Saturday for
odd numbered addresses and
Thursday and Sunday for even
addresses. Watering is also
prohibited between 10:00 am
and 4:00 pm everyday.
Meanwhile, the district's
new irrigation policy limits wa-
tering to one day per week from
November through March, and
still prohibits irrigating be-
*tween 10:00 am and 4:00 pm,
It also restricts the use of recy-
cled wastewater, also known as
reclaimed water, to two days a
week instead of anytime.
The city's watering ordi-
nance does have exemptions
though. Irrigating of newly
installed landscapes, the use
of micro-irrigation systems,
the use of hand-held hoses
equiipped~ with automatic
sliut-off nozzles as well as re-
claimed water systems are all
not restricted.
The city'is adopting the re-
strictions in an effort to almost
(See page 2)

THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, December 25, 2008 Page 2




Glen Comp Plan 1stdraji
(from page 1) 13-day holiday calendar for the
coming year and aligns with that
man of Lake City as its retained of the neighboring City of Mac-
couns .d 50 clenny.
Mr. oremn ispaiBoard secretary Donna Load-
monthly to attend regular meet- holtz, also Glen's code enforce-
ings and one special meetitig ment officer, reported.five pend-
should it arise, and the fee in- ing cases of violations that will
eludes two hours of other con- be heard before the county's en-
sultations as needed. He charges forcement board if owners don't
$150 hourly for excess time. comply. Most involve refuse and
The council also approved a junk vehicles.

First SM $fist Church
of Macclenny
"It Feels Like Home"
372 S. Sixth Street at W. Minnesota Ave.

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I was twelve, but I was attending
long before that. I've been there
nearly my entire life."
For several yeats, when
WWII was ait its peak in the
early 1940s, Ms. Kilgo was one
of a team of volunteers, mostly
women and teenagers, who took
shifts watching for planes that
flew over the area.
"There was telephone station .
in the top of the church steeple,".
she said. "When you spotted a
plane you called a government
office in Jacksonville to report
it and the direction it was flying
in. They kept track because of
possible terrorist activity.
."I don't know exactly how
important it was, what we were
doing," she ~said, "But it felt im-
Ms. Kilgo says much build-
ing and lots of changes have
taken place at the church over
the years and that sometimes, i
her opinion, the "improvements'.
weren'tt really iriprovements at
all. But of the new sanctuaryr she
has only positive comments.
"It's very nice. I give a lot of
credit to the folks on the build-
ing committee for pushing the
project through. It's a job well

Waterr use...
e dri(from7Le;I .,g 1) ;c
riipelB81t d.onsumpute~ ujseper lt \
froi'tlA district, whitihLfoverns
how much water the city can
withdraw from the aquifer.
The ordinance is the first of
many water conservation mea-
sures the city must adopt before
the water district will approve
the new permit. Others include
a leak detection system, remote
water meters and piping up-

tached. T ~he cross leans away
from the window slightly, which
actually adds extra visual inter-
The foyer features acid
stained floors with a large cross
and flame design, rendered in
muted reds, browns and blacks.
Along the wall is a large wood
panel on which rests a tree of life
emblem with a brass trunk and
leaves. .
Members bought the indi-
vidual leaves and had them e\-
graved with personal messages
as part of the pledge drive to
raise funds. In the future, brass
acorns will be available for the ~
same purpose. ~
"Of all the beautiful details
and the added' amenities, the new
building has four bathrooms and
I think. the members are more
happy ,about that than anything
else," said Mr. Voltz.

Looking back

The congregation of the First
United Methodist Church of
Macclenny is over one hundred
years old. The earliest printed
record of the church is d deed
dated June 6, 1884. It transferred
'land at the present location from
Carr B. and Ada McClenny to
th~e Trustees of the: St. Mary's
Mission of the L~ive Oak DistriCt
cfte f bT (A n iual on e:
Churcth, Sbuith, foi t'het sum 'if '
one 'dollar as payment in full.T
? Sometime shor~tlyb foll tokA Y
inlg that transaction, a wooden
church building was erected. In
1893 more land was deeded -by
the ~McClennyS. A' clause con-
tained within the deed restrict-
e~d the property for church use
'On January 8, 1901l, an ac- .
count published under the
"Church News" section 6~f The
Baker County Pre~s.s sggests the I
~church was prospe~ring, as it lists
.a full day's church ~sera ices held -
orice monthly as well as weekly
Sunday school and prayer meet- ~
Sometime before 1903, the
St. Mary's Mission was changed '
,to the Macclenny Mission. The
church property was valued at
this time to be $500. In 1904,

according to a Trustee's report,
$250.97 was spent to build
the first parsonage. After its
construction, two full Sunday
services were then held twice
The cornerstone pf the build-
ing that would serve as the sanc-
tuary for the next 104 years was
'laid in 1914. The new sanctuary
was built of brick, and lumber
from the old sanctuary was used
to construct a much needed ad-
dition onto the parsonage.
Funids for the sanctuary's
stained glass windows were pro-
videdi by the: Methodist Won-
an's Missionary Society. One-of
these windows was dedicated to
the memory of Rev. Gus Davis,
under whose guidance the new .
sanctuary was begun.
It' was not completed in full
until 1926. Just prior to its com-
pletion, much of the hands-on
work was done by the then~ cur-
rent pastor, Rev. F.W. Cramer.
His father-in-law, Rev.. Wana-
maker, himself a retired pastor,
Built the pews, chancel rail and
the choir stall.
In the decades that followed,
the old wooden parsonage was
moved to another spot on the
property and a brick fellowship
hall was built adjacent to it. Lait-
er, a Suniday school educational
;wing was added with seven ad-
dit onal clsesoms, ada Ire o

a new entrait~e. store ro~oms. a

In the following yrear~s renova-
tions continued in, the fellowship
hall and the parsonage.

L..0g-time Corngre~gant

Luta. Kilgo began attending
the, church as a~small child when
she moved tp Baker Coai~ty ill
the 1930s after her father took
a 'job- with; Griffin Nursery,
which later becanie Soi'ther'n
States 1%Tursery: Her mother ran
a.boarding house neat the. cor-
ner of. South Blvd. and. South
5th. O~n Sunday mothings, the
family walked to services at the
Methodist church.
"As of today, I'm the person
with the longest concurrent mem-
bership in the congregation,"
said Ms. Kilgo. 'I joined when

(from page 1)
and the giant leap of faith came
into play," said Mr. Voltz.."We
pushed forward, always mindful .
that if the Lord didn't want it to
be, it wouldn't be."
Today, a 9,000-square-foot
multipurpose facility which
functions as sanctuary and fel~
lowship hall is the result and
that's only phase one. Phase two
will be a separate fellowship
hall and phase three. will house a
youth facility aird chapel, thie day
care and pre-school programs.
"It was the consensus of the
congregation that we wanted to
build a church that would ac-
commodate future growth whiile
still. preserving our .friendly,
small town atmosphere," said
Mr. Voltz. "To make a large
space still convey a definite feel~
ing of welcome when you walk
.into it ivas a challenge." ~
The new sanctuary has indi-
vidual chairs, which can be re-
arranged when dinners or other
events are scheduled. When the
fellowship hall is completed dur-
ing phase two, permanent pews
will be installed in the sanctu-
Divine intervention

M\/r. Voliz speaks- with com
icinowshtn 1e eoth o tta
ipg-the construcdt~ion'procesqg~- re
solved itself quickljP; an indith
tion to him that a hi her pir n.~e
was definitely at wor .
For example, the massive,
Sustained glass .windows.custom-
made by a company in Virginia
were ten inches too short for the
space, a fact that wasn't discov-
ered until after the windows ar-
rived. With only one week.until
Sthe scheduled opening of the
new building, the company and
technicians worked feverishlyi to
cut, deliver and install nlew glass
panels to make the deadline.
The dramatic cross, on.the
front of the' building, was discov-
ered to be too long for the out-
side space and the sign company
crew responsible for its i-nsta~l-
lation worked an entire day and
into the evening to re-configure .
the mounts' to allow it to:be at-

t 7 /rfS

Ibla\ s our fn-ends be mlany...
Max3! lour heart be light...
Ala\ \our home be mlerr\...
IAla! !cour da!-s be bright...

City Manager Gerald Dopson
said the ordinance would hot go
unenforced, adding .that code
enforcement would likely be
the department to pursue cases
against~ violators.
Mr. Dopson also said that in
light of the new irrigation rule
approved by the district, the city
would adopt whatever restric-
tion~s the water district deemed
Mons: sadohkr agnc wo
encourage local governments to
adopt ordinances consistent with
the district's new ruler
"We are currently finishing
up the language for a new model
ordinance and it will be avail-
able soon after the holidays,"
she said.

May! i our joy! bet plenty ...
Ia\- \our c~are~s be few...


Alnd mla all our ho-pes and dreams comle true!

Sheriff Joey Dobson
& the staff of the
Baker County
Sheriffs Department

'4 prayer for Jack'
.(from page 1)
She had done every chore around the house, twice
even, just to keep busy. -Now that' everything was done,
Paulette felt she must~face what she was working so
hard to run away from; her fears of Jack being killed.
Family and .friends tnied to comfdrt h'er and say the -.
right things, but honestly, Paulette felt as if no one could
quite understand how she felt. She stood up from her
comfortable rocker and walked to'the window. She
stared at the large rose ~bush in the side yard. The once
green, lush bush with little red buds on it was now dried
and withered. That's how Paulette felt withered.
It was now Sunday and two days: before Christmas.
Christmas it might be, but Paulette certainly did hot feel
merry. There would be. no church for the roads were
snowed over, and there would. be no family for that
same reason. Paulette again sat down in the rocker. She
picked up her Bible and began to read Luke 2:12, 13
and 14.
"And this shall be a sign unto you; ye shall find the
Babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of
Heavenly hosts praising God and saying, Glory to God
in the highest, and on earth peace and goodwill toward
Paulette leaned back in her chair. How she wished
for peace the peace- of mihd that her husband was
alright. She closed the Bible and'began to pray, the same
prayer she had prayed for days and days on end.
"Dear Lord:
1 come to you~ now to ask about Jack. Lord I'm des-
perate to ~know if he is alright, and.if it be your: will,
please let me know if he is safe and in good health. I
thank you for blessing me and guiding me thus far in
these dark times. Watch over our troops, and bless them
.all. Amen."
Paulette's eyes fluttered and she slowly drifted off to
sleep. She dreamed that she was standing at the win-
dow once again, staring at the rose bush. But instead of
it being dried and withered, it was green and lush. Little

red, velvety blooms stuck out.everywhere. They looked
absolutely gbrgeous amid the white snow.
Paulette awakened to the sound of the mantel clock
as it struck four. She thought about the dream. What *
could it have meant? Was it the answer to her prayer?
Was it God's way of letting Paulette know that Jack was
alright? Although she wasn't sure what it meant, she felt
comforted somehow in her heart. It was a comfort that
she hadn 't had for some months.
Monday arrived, and P~aulette was fixing her break-
fast when the doorbell range. She walked to the door
and opened it.
"Telegram for Mrs. Denning," said the young mes-
senger boy.
Paulette signed for it.
"Aren't the roads closed?" sjle stammered.
"Yes'm they were, but the county opened up Highway
13 for mail delivery and'milk."
"Thank you," Paulette whispered.
She closed the door. Her heart was pounding against
her chest with great force. She- had heard how women
received telegrams when their husbands ...
Paulette couldn't think about it. She!Ailked over to
the long green davenport and sat down. With frembling
hands she opened the small yellow envelope. It read:
"Dear Paulette-stop Have been wounded-stop In
hospital in Hawaii-stop Coming home soon-stop. Jack."
Paulette fell to her knees. She put her hand over
her mouth. She read the telegram again. She couldn't
believe her eyes. A tear fell on the paper. "C... coming
H...home!" She began to cry again. Her dream ... It was
God's way of letting her know Jack was alright.
"Thank you, thank you, Jesus!"
Paulette was sobbing, but they weren't tears of sad-
ness and strife. They were tears of joy and relief. Pau-
lette realized that she had received a Christmas gift no
money could buy.
Hebrews 11:6 "But without faith it is impossible to
please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that
He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently
seek Him."

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Now clen it
Dear Editor:
To whoever is responsible
for getting the right-of-way cut
behind the fence between Fox
Ridge and Deerwood Circle Rd.,
I pdlaud you to the point that I
Even though we shouldn't
shoulder the cost of doing this
type of work (with all the free la-
bor we have beliind bars and on
community service), it shouldn't
have gotten that bad in the first
Now it needs to be cleaned up
aind kept that way.
Robert E. Smith Jr.

L~_ ~

SMail PO Box 598
104 South 5th St
SMacclenny,.FL 32063 1

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Disputes ledyner syingchuh

Od##CSeJ~daC 1,as in bad taste
Dear Edit~r:
I am a father of 23-year-old twin girls and four grandchildren. I at-
tend the Christian Fellowship Temple,'the church that built the (Christ-
mas parade] float mentioned in last week's letter.
Omitting.the church name on the float was minor compared to the
accusation [made in the letter] that the contents of the float didn't rep-
resent the true meaning of Christmas.
What is the true meaning or true spirt of Christmas? Is it not Jesus
Christ being born into the world to save the lost? Jesus loved the world
and came to save everyone, including those addicted to drugs and~al-
cohol. He is reaching out into the real world.
If you watch cartoons on TV with your children, as I have with my
grandchildren, you will see as much violence or more than that por-
trayed on the float. Sadly, this is how our world is today.
The spirit of Christmas is not about fireworks, a fire truck with a
man in a red suit, or all of the other lights and festivities. I understand
these things are for the children and adults, too. My family and I enjoy
e e float did have a [anti-drug use] meaning, and was riot built or
intended to offend anyone. It must have had an effect, because a lady
who works with my wife said she cried and was touched by it. The
next day was Sunday and she went to church, which she hadn't in a
Commitment? I wasn't there where she attended church, but the
seed was planted the night before.

the Lor to osnatinuet bls my eo e. I il add yo ame t my
prayers. The theme of the float was "Choices" and as for me and my
house, we will serve the Lord.
Riley Lawramore


We'd like to wish you and your family a season
ofpeace, mirac e and joy.
We sincerely appreciate your kind support.

Baker County Property Appraiser
Tim Sweat & Staff~

STHE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, December 25, 2008 Page 3

.. w... Schools could be headed for fiscal chaos

The chickens, to quote the theaoflgsaoswhhng tfaoutote6conisad tobtitsneibewi
sainted Rev. Jeremiah Wright, around Tallahassee two months make sure the money sent by direction we're heading no~
nA E C U T are coming home to roost. of the year finding ways to cater Tallahassee is being spent prop- More state money means mo
AKER OUNTYSchool districts across Flori- to all constituencies. erly. Let the local school boards state control, and not necessa
''da, including Baker County, are Lawmakers respond to the govern the way they see fit. ily better results with the e~
PRESS finding them-ev i na- DOE, partly If the first option is chosen, product.
sealvies iafna- th IMP ((40 ( to get them off then we have no need for school Iftepredicted shortfall
cialvis he .171 JO U 0 their backs and boards or superintendents. Ad- funding materializes, mayl
resltofdelip artly -because ministrators could be hired by it will prod the 67 districts

DOE and assigned here. We'd
probably still have a local school
tax, but perhaps it would go to
a specific budgetary item like
It's obvious whh ofte two
avenues would be most disas-

Impress upon the Florida Leg-
islature this message: cease the
mandates and let us run our
school districts.
Fat chance.



In IM Mc
g revenues

AU LEY no one wants

slamming up
against spending
requirements demanded by the
In truth, municipalities and
counties are in the same boat,
only to a lesser degree. And
that's because Tallahassee's fi-
nancial tentacles do not reach as
deeply into their operations, as.
compared to school districts.
Baker County's school finance
chief says $8.40 of every $10 in
revenue of the district's current
$36 million budget comes from
state sources. That's gopd news
for Baker County taxpayers,
tvho supplylonly $1.55.of every
~$10 spent to sustain the 5300
student local enrollment.
Public school funding -
along with accompanying man-
dates from the D~epartment of
Education -. has been heading
down this road for decades, par-
ticularly in smaller Florida coun~
ties with depressed tax bases and
no coastal property to overtax.
Florida's education bureau-
Scracy has ballooned~ proportion-
ately, populated by people who
are total st~ranger~s to the class-
room yet are content to dream
up every kind of program~ to
serve all classes, sub-cla~sses
and sub-classes of those classes.
These bureaucrats in turn have

to be slotted as
"against the children." ..
School districts rich and popr.
must conform to mandates that
grow in size and expense
annually and the system goes
along smoothly.
Until the mortey starts to dry
Florida has~ no income tax (we
should be grateful!) and ~aS such
is more immediately at the mercy
of economic' peaks and valleys.
What's shaping up in Tallahas-
see this spring will be a slugfest
to lay claim to public moneys
that could be billions less than
in the current fiscal year. Given
that. education funding is a major
slice of the pie, you see why the
chickens are roosting.
The state should move -in one,
'of two directions: either take
over complete management of
the 67 school districts [we'd be
the Florida Public School Sys-
tem-Baker County division] or
proportion state funiding on the
basis otf pupil enrollment an~d get

If th~e latter is chosen, disband
the Department of Education ex-
ceptf for a fe~w top managers. Re-
place the furloughed employees
with auditors whose sole job is

FEATURES -Kelley Lannig;
Jessica Prevatt
f! Robert Gerard
1: Karin Thomas
Debbie Hansen .


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put the star: on our Christmas
tree. My sister and I took turns
and argued~ about~ who had, done
it the previous year, just like my
children argue about it now.
Sis and I made paper chains
out of construction paper and
strung them everywhere we
could reach. We'd shovel side-
Swalks ~and even though she did
all the work and I did all the
complaining, she always shared
the money with me.
My Granny baked orange
cookies and mom baked a birth-
day cake for the baby Jesus -- a
yellow cake with chocolate ic-
Later I remember singing in
the choir at midnight Mass and
`hiw special it felt to be part of
the ceremony. It felt warm aind
tender, and a touch mysterious.
Those are the things I remem-
Sber, not the presents under the
tree. The gifts I received were
secondary o theeway hCeh enm

ries are about people and joy and
all the special things that make
up the Christmas spirit.
I hope the season finds you
all happy and healthy and that
the joy of Christmas is alive in
your house.' 11eirry Christmas
from our house to yours.

In last week's edition of The
Press, Joe Marek, 49, was mis-
identified as the suspect in a
burglary on N.7th St. December
11. Rather, the suspect was Mr.
Marek's son, Joe Marek Jr., 20.

I've noticed something in
the last few ye~ars. Christmas is
changing in my household.
Not in a bad way. Christmas
has always been a lot of fun. It's
just that it's well a little differ-
ent than it was. Less hectic now
that the children are grown.
We still decorate to the hilt.
Kelley grew up in a family that
decorated every square inch of
sp~ace. Even: now, Sara Norman's
house down the road is like a
Christmas village. Everywhere ,
you look are Santas and snow-
men and elves. I love it.
Kelley decorates ~for every
Holiday, but goes all out for the
Yuletide. So did my folks when
de asa gowilng up.We 1 d to
As a result, our hoi~se is pretty
festive, as it has been for every
As our kids have gotten older
the focus has changed. They're
not so much about Santa and toys
and snooping around and shak-
ing presents to see what they've
got under the tree. They're past
that now.
It's. a little bittersweet. Sarla
is 23, Dylan is 20 and Spencer
is 18. They're not all around as
inuch and when they are it's with
friends in tow.
They are now inore excited
about what they are giving than
receiving. I like.that it's how
it should be.
Like everyone else, the econ-
omy is on our mind and we have
simplified Christmas. Goire are
the days where it looks like a
Toys R Us exploded under our
tree. We're economizing, and
that seems to be fine with ev-
eryone in the family. They seem
pretty happy about the gifts that
they've purchased and made for
their loved ones.
Happy. Merry. Joyful.
Those are the words I associ-
ate with Christmas. I wish that

Somneeople ae'sda Chwl
mas, or lonely, or so stressed
about people not liking their

Many unfortunately didn't
have pleasant memories of the
holidays as children and so it
has colored the way they look at
Christmas as adults. I find that
very sad. Though I grew up in a
household with very little mon-
ey, we always enjoyed the season
and being together. iI hope my
children will feel the same' way
when they are rpy age and have
children of their own.
.When I remember back to
when I was a child, with some
rare exceptions it's not the pres-
ents I remember. Some of my
earliest memories are Christmas
memories. '
I remember sitting at the
kitchen table when I was 6 cm

my grandparents. I would paint
Christmas scenes and fold up
colored paper again and again
real tight so that colorful stream-
ers popped out when the card
was opened.
When I lived, in Buffalo, we
bundled up so that only my eyes
showed. We'd go out in the yard
and make snowmen. My dad
fashioned ice sculptures on the
front lawn amazing reindeer
and Santas he'd make out of
packed snow and spray with wa-
ter and then carve. It was my first
glimpse of the artist he was.
I recall him lifting me up to




Chrstmas is gnivin, 1

gifts that it ruins the fun. They
MY SIDE op can't seem to wrap 'their. minds
around the' fact that it's more
'TLEI MATTER about the people and the memio-
1 KIL ries and the reason for the season
thal it is about the loot under the

THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, December 25, 2008 Page 4

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Twio north Macclenny conve-
nience stores were hit by "beer
bandits" last week, and police
arrested suspects in both inci-
Mitche'll Buchanan, 36, of
Macclenny is said to be the
man who ran obut of the Quick
and.Handy on north Lowder the
morning of December 21 viith
two 16-packs of beer. .
Clerk Theresa Tucker told
Deputy John Hardi'n the suspect
wasviearing hooded sweatshirt
when he enterpdjflye store pput
9:Q0 am, and fledaS dast on North
Boulevard on. a bicycle before
turning iii to a trailer park where
he was later arrested.
SDeputy Hardin said he drove
Sinto~the~ trailer park arid noticed
Kenneth Jackson attempting to
relocate a bicycle out of sight
behind Shrubbery, and Mr. Jack-
son said he was staying with the
suspect. The roommate also said
Mr. Buchanan had shortly before
Returned with the beer. *
He was arrested and returned
to the store, where the clerk iden-
tified him as the bandit.
William Winston, 30, of

Rep. Adkins gets
COIT11mttee Posts
.Newlly elected state repre-
sentative Janet Adkins '(R-Fer-
nandina B~each) was assigned
earlier this month to the follow-
in'g Florida House committees:
Health Care Services Policy,
Healthy Seniors App~rop~riations'
J ;oint Legislative Sunset,.Pub~lic
Safety and Domestic Security
Police, -cd Roads, Bridges and '
Ms. Adkins' district includes
Baker and several other north ,
east Florida counties.




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The Department of Childrell
and Families was notified of the
incident due to the presence of
the couple's one and two-year-,
old children.
*The state attorney also
received a complaint against
Gregory Andrews, 26, of Maca
clenny for violating a domestic
violence injunction by calling
Jennifer Fraser about 6:00 prdY
December 16 and asking her to
drop charges for previously vio-
lating the same injunction.

The suspect in a domestic vi-
olence complaint on Blair Street
in Macclenny on December 5
was subdued with a taser jolt
from Deputy John Hardin after
the man repeatedly clenched his
fists in an aggressive manner
and failed to follow the officer's
Jonathan Harvey's live-in girl-
friend said the 35-year-old Teco
Gas driver had been choking her
and displayed fingerprints and
redness on her neck to Deputy
Hardin following the 7:00 pm
As the deputy spoke to victint
Jessica Schmidt, 25, Mr. Harvey
approached cursing and blam-
ing the situation on her, saying,
'"That [expletive] caused all of
th rs' acoditng to te plce re
pohe officer detected a strong
odor of alcohol coming from
Mr. Harvey as he spoke and the
suspect was ordered to staird by
a nearby vehicle. When the man
refused -to do so and turned to-
ward the officer aggressively,
Deputy Hardin removed his Tas-
eranedr rodor.isHpaae h loeve
When the officer attempted
to handcuff the suspect, he again
balled his fists and took a fight-
ing stance. That's when Deputy
Hardin delivered the five-second
shock and summoned rescue to
theft being medically cleared,
the suspect was taken to jail.
Mr. Harvey faces misdemeanor
charges of resisting arrest and
battery domestic violence.
In other domestic violence
cases reported this' week:
*Krystal Cannon, 31, of N.
5th St. in Macclenny was ar--
rested for allegedly scratching
her husband about 8 45 pm De-
cember 16 during an altercation
about Ms. Cannon hiding her
husband's medication.
*A criminal complaint for
battery was filed.with the state
attorlmy's office aEgai nt M~ichade
Blodgett- and his w ife.8rittany
of Macclenpy,fpp~attgStij- ng -ong
another December 15 about 2:30

SThe wife, 19, claimed her
husband put their car in reverse
while she was standing in an
open doorway, partially drag-
ging her in the parking lot of the
Down Home Cafe, 1691 SR 121.
A short time later, Deputy
Claude Hurley responded to the
BP gas station on US 90, where
Sthe husband, 21, said the couple
later got into a physical alterca-
tion over the car keys. The dep-
uty noted scratches to the man's


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Snoke f re in Glen2 turndoultto be jut rafnce...
County fire~fghters extinguished tr small fre that ignited in the rear of Tammy Shdwv's residence on CR 125 in north Glen St. Mary
on December 18. smelledd smoke but thought it was the ashes from the replace, said Ms. Show, who had walked across the
street to a nearby store before returning to see the flames. "Thank God for whoelier called (911)."

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Gleii St. Mary.was booked for
petty theft and taking an 18-pack
from the BP store on US 90 west
in downtown Macclenny about
2:15 the morning of December
Deputy Michael Hauge said
he administered a taser shot to
the suspect, who had run into a
wooded area north of the store
pnd; refused while lying oh the
ground to show his hands.
Store owner A~mir Ali said
Mr.'Winston put the beer in a
.,,wyaiting-Chevrolet Blazer before
Elee~ig-ngarfoot. The ownereof
that vehicle, a sister of the su~s-
pect identified as Heather Ben-
nett, said she was unaware at the
time that the beer' was stolen.
She was not charged.
In other shoplifting .cases,
Stwo unidentified white females
are sought for' the theft of two
Santa hats from the Kangaroo
store on South 6th in Macclenny
the morning of Decernber 17.
Clerk George Patroi told Dep-
uty Matthew Sigers the wornen,
one a blond and the other a bru-
nette, were of slight build and
.had shoplifted before at the

store. That morning, the bru-
nette took three Santa hats while
.her accomplice occupied the
clerk. Mr. Patrol saw the suspect
leave. the' store with the hats, and
.requested via the second woman
that she return them.
The ~blondi suspect brought
back but one of the ~hats valued
at $13 each. A video surveillance
tape ias turned over to police.
-Someone broke out the
lowei front door window at the
Quick and Handy on North 6th
St. during the night on Decem-
be~r 18. Police anticipatte a video
of that incident also. :

ChiKsro azs

Leiter to Sadnta...
'Dear Santa,
.How are the reindeer? Is Mrs.
Claus going to have a baby? How
are the Elves? The thing I most want
for Christmas is an 1-Pod Nano. That
is white like my dad's. How are you?
Can an elf really ~live~to be 900 years
old? Am I on the naughty list or nice
list? Do you think I've been good?
A all he other reindeer till tising

P.S. Do you ever get sick?
Your turly, Jared

IVay your home be filled with
love and laughter,
throughout the holiday and after!

Baker County Supenrisor
of Elections
Nita Crawford
&r Staff

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With best wishes and heartfelt thanks fr~om
all Of us to all OF you at this joyous season.
It's been a privilege and
a pleasure serving you this year.
Chairman Gordon < rews
Commissioner Mark Hartley
COmmissioner Alex Robinson
Commissioner Michael Crews
Commissioner Mike Griffis
County Manager Joe Cone, aa itl
Ann Yarborough

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F ~In~ Observance of the
SChristmas and New Year's Holidays,
the City of Macclenny will have the
following solid waste collection schedule:

NO solid waste pickup on
Chnistmas Day, Thursday, December 25th
Entire city of Mac~clenny pickup on
Fridla);, Decem ber 2.6th
Regular pickup on Monday, Tuesday and
WNednesday, December 29'", 30th, s k '
NO solid waste pickup on
New Year's Day, Thursday, January 1 .
Entire City of M~iacclen ny picku p on
Friday, January 2.nd

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Deputy Claude Hurley said
he detected a strong odor of al-
cohol when he approached Mr.
Urioste, who was being treated
for minor injuries by rescue per-
sonnel at the scene. The suspect,
who Deputy Hurley said was
unable to stand without assis-
tance, said he was searching for
a friend's residence when he ran
off the road ip a 1995 Chevrolet

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suite 1on
Glen St. Mary, FL 32040

intended to take his life, and re-
peated the threat to the officer.
In another north county case,
Fabian Urioste, 26, of Fort Lau-
derdale was arrested for disor-
derly intoxication shortly after
he ran off the road near Pender
Raulerson Rd. and CR 120 the
evening of December 20.



tion early on December 19 af-
ter police went to his residence
due to a threatened suicide.
Deputy Jerald Peterson said
Adam Christmas, 26, was un-
dergoing a routine search near
his residence,off Hass'ie Johns
Rd. before transport to North-
east Florida State Hospital for
evaluation of his mental condi-
tion when a plastic bottle was
found in a front pants pocket.
.It contained 20 Xanax pills for
which Mr. Christmas did not
hav a pe lo oun da .22.cali-
ber revolver iix a shoebox and

cThe Baker County sheriff's department sought Both the truck and cobaputer belonged to th
a warrant for the arrest of a Jacksonville teen sus- ity.
pected of stealing gasoline from vehicles owned by The next night Douglas Wilds of461 Islam
his mother's landlord in Glen St. Mary sometime Drive said a burglar removed a laptop from h
after 9:00 the evening of December 16. locked 2002 Toyota Tacoma and scattered thl
SEston Monds of 7751 Cripple Creek Farms Rd. tents of his glove box and center console (
discovered the missing fuel the following morning passenger seat. Nothing else was missing be
and noted two pairs of ashy footprints leading from the $2000 laptop.
his trucks to a property he rents to Kelly Leist. Mr. Two vehicle burglaries on the 11000 and :
Mefnds conducted a controlled burn at his residence blocks of N. SR 121 were also reported only
the night before. -, apart December 15.
The victim told responding Deputy Seven James Taylor of 11976 N. SR 12
Paul Chance that Ms. Leist's 17-year-old he heard a loud noise and looked
son and another teen, William Homitz, IROfOr side door to see an unknown white
18, had been staying with his tenant for wearing a red mask over his face
the past few weeks. Mr. Monds added that vehicle ` ing into his truck about 1:00 am.
te suspected the son in the gasoline theft burglaries The suspect~ hadn smtyashd thd
Bs well as the theft of a 12-gauge shotgun sd idwt anety n
from his truck two weeks before. were time Mr. Taylor made the call to. p:
SThe mother said she was also con- the man had fled with the victim's
earned due to her -son's prior thefts and reported automatic Browning rifle valued at
confirmed the youths were at her resi- this week $900.
dence the previous evening, according to It was about seven hours late
~eputy's Chance's report.. Sheriff's records Michael Evesque reported someone
The next day Investigator David Mor- taken $5 in cash and a $300 iPod fro
an spoke with Mr. Homitz. The officer unlocked car and truck at 12750 ~
.isaid he implicated the son in the theft, saying the 121. The victim said he also heard a vehicle
teen returned with gasoline moments after leaving out of his driveway about 1:00 am.
with an empty gas can. In other burglaries reported this week:
The investigator also spoke with Randall Lawei-- Sheila Burnsed said someone took cl
ence, 19, of Glen who said. Ms. Leist's son poured $4000 in jewelry from a closet at her resid
gasoline into his Ford Escort the night of the theft 1-3046 Burnsed Hill Place, sometime betwet
before going to Mr. Lawrence's address on Aunt time she moved in last Maiy and December 1(
Mary Harvey Rd. said her daughter Christina Burnsed, who rec
The investigator said the suspect never returned moved out, or contractors that had done wo
calls for questioning and is believed to be staying :her mobile homle could've taken the property
in Jacktsonville. William Baker of 14413 Tim Rhodel
Six other vehicle burglaries were reported this reported two credit cards stolen from his w
past week, including a pair of trucks from which which was ~left in his unlocked car overnight
laptop computers went missing overnight in Mac- cember 13.
clenny. Two cell phones were reported taken from
Thne first was reported at 11783 E.~ Huckleberry sandra Wheeler's truck overnight December
Trrai'l by John Baskin, a JEA employee. Hei said The vehicle was parked in an adjacent drive
som-eone burglarized his 2004 Ford Explorer over- 1283 Copper Creek Drive.
iiight December 15-16 and stole a $2000 laptop.

Someone drove away -De- next to the residefie, and Sgt. dog team was called.
oAember 17 with a church-ow~ned Thomas Dyal said attempts to The owner reported no
trailer and its cargo of sound and contact both of them were un- age to the vehile. and- no
other equipment connected to a successful. erty taken..
puppet show. A search byI Baker Correc- Someone removed
~:The property belonging to tional's canine team turned uji cense tag from a 1994 N
Christian Fellowship Templ~e no leads as to the route that two belonging. to Demetria Dir
Ip,porth Mlacclenny was valued- suspects used to escape after of Olustee while it was p;
at $6724, Iricluding the $'800 they entered a Pontiac belonging along Interst~ate. 10 afterl it
trailer, said church pasteri David to Mark Rhoden and parked on db~iti di December 15. ;'
Thomas, who reported the crime East Boudevaird laite on Decem- When the owner we
at the Ohio Ave. church later that ber 16. .claim it at a towing company
liftei-noon. Rev. Thomas said the Neighbor Dennis Dugger said days later, the tag valued at
trailer was parked in a lot the he saw two black males in the was gone. The towing com
previous evening. vehicle when he went outside to owner told police there w
The report by Deputy Randy check about 11:0;0 after hearing a tag on the Nissan when i
Davis lists sound equipment, noise. Mr. Rhoden also searched picked up.
pupp ts and a portable staa the area to no avail before the

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Erica Pride

UFhonors graduate
Erica Raulerson Pride of M~ac~
~~clenny graduated summa cum
laude December 20, 2008 from
the University of Florida with
a bachelor's degree: in family,
youth and~commiunity services. '
The graduate is married to
Austin Pride and is the daughter
of Eric and School Superinten
dent Sherrie Raidlerson. She is
also th~e granddaughter of Paul
and Judy Raulerson, Fred and Ja-
ne Raaulerson and Bill and Rirth

While at UF, Ms. Pride was
a: member ~of the Alpha Delta
Pi jororits and~ "a vaSit1 GCator

aong the tem strd is
the trailer.
so ~qhe irepdortss two in
the theft of a 9 mm pistol from
the redsde eatoesJeffh y Dsavs :
Glen St. Mary. IVr. Davis said
'the theft occurred when his rear
door was ch'tered, but he did not
report it until December 19.
A wallet belonging to one of
the possible suspects ivas found

a li-

nt to
as no
t was

Jacksonville teen accused of stealing Charged with elony

82SO inC YOm Iris mother's landlord A north county man was it was returned to his mot
charged with felony posses- Mr. Christmas told the dep
ois n of rescri tion medica- he informed his mother that

THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, December 25, 2008 Page 6

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118 East Macclenny Avenue
\ Macclenny, Florida 32063
Telephone 259-6261

'~Holiday Hours for ity Hall
Please be advised that in Q
observance of the Christmas and
New' Year's Day Holidays, City Hall ~\ill
close on Wednesday, December 24'h at 5 pnm.
and will re-open for business on 1
MIonday, December 29th, 2008 at 8:30 a.m7.
Me \\ill close on Wednesday, December 31I '. 2008Y
at 5 p.m. and will re-open for business on
Friday, January 2nd, 2009.
S Closed Saturday, January 3rd f0[
f system upgrades!

a~t9: ~:~~ May thisholy season
ps renew your fant~al
deliver an abundance of
3 j blessings and glad ti~din~gs to

We:thank you
all for bringing us so much
joy diis past: year.

:MOran's Nlitor: bnd
SWrecker Servic~e, Inc.
's59. North. Seventh st.
M~C~lenny * 259-2850

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considers going'paprerless'
mate how much that will cost." of a fire or flood, paper records access to three sets of records
There are other advantages to could be lost forever. However, one available to county work-
ers stored on a server, one' set
as a back up on compact discs
or another storage device and
e- a third would be held by Paper
- IMountain.
Searching ~through an elec-
tronic database for information
is also faster than thumbing
~si~rlii through a three-inch-thick file
,I~l,:!I:of documents to find the same
~Is ~ lri~:ninformation
IT Pl I~,P "Retrieving records is a lot
easier if it's all filed electroni-
call ," said Mr. Cone
.Initially though, the records
will only be shared online with
other local government agencies
Ilike the tax collector or property
praiser; not the general pub-

avai ale fayaobne n th on
ty network," Mr. Cone said.
That doesn't mean the docu-
ments whether stored elec-
' tronically or not are closed to
the public, though. The county is
Srequilred bywtro p oid access
necessarily over the Internet.

Boxes of building department records soon to be digitized.

paperless records besides saving
valuable floor space. In the event

with electronic files, Mr. Cone
said the~ county could have easy

Allege~ tosses woman rm SUV
An Olustee man wanted by authorities in Co.- bedroom closet at his residence on E. Ohio the eve-
lumbia County for allegedly throwing a female ning of December 18 after police answered a do-
fromn his 2L008 Ford SUV was taken into custody mestic disturbance call. .
at his residence off Grace Trail the evening of De- Chebony Paige, who also lives at the address,
cembe~r 21. called police about 10:14 to report she had been in
Local police were advised to be on the lookout ari altercation with boyfriend John Tyler. He was
for William Gentry, 41, and Deputy William Hill- gone when Depu~ty Michael Hauge arrived, and
iard located the suspect's vehicle in front of the resi- the officer said he confronted Mr. Thompson dur-
dence about 10:45. He said Mr. Gentry exited a rear' ing a~ search of the premises for the complainant's
door about 120 yards from where he parked~ await- safety.
ing backup,;and three times ignored the officer's Mr. Tjhonlpson is wanted on a felony warrant for
demands that he ptit down a 20 gauge shotglim. T'he 1violatiori of probation.
officer called for ~backup 'because the suspect was Joshua Plummer, 18, was arrested at hlis resi-
believed to be armed. dence on Grissholm St. irt Macclenny~ during the
Mr. Gentry complied on the fourth demand and early aftei~noon of December 21. .
placed the weapon inside the door -before being. Deputy John Hardin said he spotted the suspect
ordered, to a roach Deputy Hilliard's pagtrol car sitting on, the front porch and knew he was wanted
with his hands up. He was placed on the ground on multiple charges. iMr. Plummer ran to the ifear of
and handcuffed. the house and was found hiding in a bedroom.
The sheriff's .depai-tment reported two other The arrest warrant was for high-speed fleeing
arrests the past week of suspects wanted on war- j from police,.no driver's license, obstructing~police
rants. and misdemeanor possession of marijua as
James Thompson, 23 was found hiding in a



SWhen the sound of sleigh bells fills the air,
We think of our good friends everywhere
~7~5~For it fills our hearts with joy to say,

we'd like to join you dnd your
family as we give thanks unto the
Lor-d for the precious gift of our
holy Saviour. For the gift of your
loyal and generous support,.we
offer our sincere thanks.

Dr. Angelito Tecson
&z family and staff
Julie, Lynda &r

Press Staff
What is now a floor-to-ceil-
i sheh ofcntuc ioen lnt
soon .be replaced by something
as small as a compact disc or
external hard drive. Next could
come the planning department's

cords now housed at the Baker
Co ntyNCornmission headquar-
With the ~advent of electronic .
Databases and the technology
to convert paper records into
digital files, county officials
are weighing the advantages of
going paperless as part of their
move into a new building in the
Spc 11l be at a premium
in the new 9800-square-foot
building near the new .jail now
under construction; and going
paperless would save quite a bit
of space currently allotted for
stouanty administrators are
using two outside storage units
one about 225 square feet
and another roughly 80 square
feet plus the numerous fil-
ing cabinets, boxes and shelves
in the two buildings occupied by
couilty commission offices.
Mr. Cone received cost quotes
from Paper Mountain Inc., a St.
Johns County-based' company
that scans images for electronic
storage. A regular 8-inch by 11-
inch piece of papei- would cost
10 cents to process, while ~larger
24-itich by 36-inch engineering
and construction plans would
run $1.05 per page.
By paying by the page instead
of a lump sum amo~ugt to pro-
cess all of the county's records,
officials have the ability t~o scain
documents in stages as funds be-
cothe available.
For instance, Mr. Cone said
the county could start with build
ing department,records first be-
fore moving onto others. "That's
what we've talked about doing,"
She said. "W~e have to keep them
(construction plans) for 15 years
by law and we can probably esti-

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you and your kin this
holiday season. .
Thanks: for all the joy -
you ve given us
.this year.

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Press Staff
-Everyone recognizes eight
year old Savannah Lee when she
zips around the classrooms and
hallways of Macclenny Elemen-
tary~ School.
Her long black hair
curly waves past her shoulders
and her smile is infectious.
Once you meet her, you barely
notice the wheelchair she uses to
get ai-ound which also supports
the ventilator she depends. on to
breathe. The ventilator is pow-
ered by a special battery and she
needed a second one for backup.
The batteries, however, are very
Members of the Macclenny
Woman's Cl~ub and the group
Dancing With
Friexids, pre-
sented young
S-avan na 11
with a second
battery. for .
h~er ventila- -
tor in front of %
the Christmas
tree in the
school's lobby
December 3.
One month
ago, several -
members of
the Woman's
Club, who are
also members
of 'Dancing '
WCith, Friehds,
happ~ehed to
be at ~MRGY
cleony Ei.-
ei~nehitry~ per-
forming an
.Savn~nahr r sinrtig sa I
education ser- home nurses. From
.vice project'. Yvonne Mghaffey ane

are desensitized because of the
spina bifida and she wears half
braces for support.
"We only have one wheel-
chair and that's kept at school
so she can get around easily and
to support the ventilator," said
Ms. Lee. 'At home she's carried
from place to place."
It was important to Ms. Lee
that Savannah live in as normal
an environment as possible and
mainstreaming her at public
school was a part .of that. She
is pleased with her daughter's
S"She just made the principal's
list and it's only her first year in
school," she said.
At home Savannah loves to
watch her favorite cartoon char-
acter Dora and is a big fan of the
SCooking Net-
"She says
she wants
to- be a chef
when she
grows up. Shie
loves cooking
andi always
helps with the
stirring wheli
.we're in the
kitchen," says
SMs. Lee. .
,Ms. Lee
is grateful to
home care-
giver, Lisa
Tackson,' who
often takes
the, girl' to her
owri home
memer an1 cheo/and gives the
ra Jackson, Ms. LRee Lee family a
HoTo av KELLEY LANNIGAN break. She f s
also grateful
`for ~the care Savannah receives
at school from staff nurse Laura
"I don't know what we would
do without these wonderful peo-
ple," she said.

went into early labor and gave
birth to a daughter at Shands
The baby was born by emer-
~gency Caesarean section and
Ms. Lee, conscious during the
procedure, knew by the tension
in the room that there was real
trouble. Before she could get a
look at her, the baby, whom she
had already named Savannah,
was whisked away. It would be
another twelve hours before she
actually laid eyes on her child.
"Moments after the birth,
they rushed past me," she said.
"All I saw was a blur and some-
thing blue."
The baby was severely oxy-
gen deprivect, which accounted
for the blue color Ms. Lee re-
members seeing. Savannah was

For your friendship, we offer our heartfelt
gratitude along with our best wishes for a
truly blessed and miraculous Christmas.


moves its

Pe Staff
In a move earlier this moth,
Lake City Community College
decided to shut down ity Baker
County Center on US 90' in
Macclenny and the nursing pro-
gram at ~Northeast Florida State
The nursing program is~ no
longer offered locally but other
courses for law enforcement,
emergency medical' services
and transportation logistics were
moved from the Bake'r.County
Center to LCCC's Public Ser-
vice Center in Ohistee.
The shuffling comes as.the
r esult of these cotarses ut-
growing the space available at .
the Baker County Center, said
LCCC spokeswoman Sonja Yar ~
"'We had a ~need to consoli-
date classes at the Olustee site
I'because it was not .being fully
.utilized," she said.
Ms. Yarbroughadded the col-
lege hopes to reinstatfe the nurs-
ing program again' in ~the ftiture,
as well as expand dual enroll-
ment course offerihigs at Baker
County High School.
Dual enrollmehnt students can
Stake first-year college courses
lI'ke American' history or co~m-
position to gain college credits
before graduation and get a head
start on their ollege careers.
Ai~~ cording to a press release
from the college, Bake~r County
School Superintendent Sherrie
Raulerson indicated in a pho;ne
conversation.thaitshe is happy
to continue the partnership with
Lakce City C~ommunity College
and tha~t local: students \#ill con-
tinue to benefit from the educa-
51.tional opportunities provided by
"In these challenging `times
we must work together to jiro- :
video people with more educa-
Stional opportunities in nenw and
more creative ways," said Ms.
.Also slated, for expansion
are distance learning courses at
the Oluste~e site, which consist
of classes taught through video
r feeds from the manri campus.

i-could not say ex Hwvr M.Yiouhactly hoiv dis;-
tance learning would change. ~
That and other: decisions will
Come iri Jandajry, w^ihen L'CCC
reopens to prepare for the spring
, semester,
Th'e com~bining of branchh
f campuses will affect only one
6: L~CCC employee and approxi-
mately 50 students, who have
bee ~notfied of the changes.
~ Althiough the fall semester has
Sended, late registration for the
" spring semnester is open January
5-6, but fees must be paid' at that
time.. Registration for summer
classes begins in A4pril. '
fFor~more information, ccintact
::LCCC at 259-998?.

420 E. Macclenny Avez
S(U.S. 90 East)
259-2211 ~

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left: Marcia ~Williamns, Leslie Lovingood, Lis
d Harriet Shutters. P

A school

nurse told them about Savan- put on a ventilator and rema
nah's situation. One of the wom- on one to this day. Sh~e has nl
en, Nancy Roberson, suggested er' been able to breathe on 1
that Dancing With Friends do- own.
nate money recently raised from Spina Bi~fida was ozily the
their dance admission fees to the of the ice berg of challenges
Woman's Club, with the suggoes- the little girl. The lack of al
tion they use it to help the little ity. to b~reathezobi he?' oa n I' d
girl in some way. to a physical malformation tl
SAt their next meeting, Wom- puts too much pressure -on 1
an's Club members voted unani- .brain stem. The baby's trach
mously: to use the $600 donation was not properly formed a
to purchase a second battery for required a tube which affect
Savannah., normal swallowing. She had
Savannaih's mother, IVisty be fed through another tube a
Lee, is relieved and veryr grate- because of extreme sensitivity
ful fobr the gift. She says the sec- food hadi to be a special form
ond battery is a blessing and iill la.
free Savannah and her caregiv- Despite the formidable ran
ers fSrom some of the pressure of physical defects, her cogifit:
of keeping a single battery con- functions were nortnal.
Sstantly charged. "Savannah is very brigh
"No i:more being .out some- said Ms. Lee. "And unbelievable:
Where, ~having the battery run as an infant, even hooked up
Ipw, then. scrambling around all those tubes and a ventilat
to find access to a car cigarette she was the most physically i
lighter to charge it," she said. tive of all niy childrenn.'
Ms. Lee knew that raising her Placing Savantiah in a lo
third -child would not be easy. term care facility' was not
Early in her pregnancy, there option for Ms. Lee.. The det
were indications that something mined mother trained at t
Swas wrong. hospital to learn about the l
d routine alpha fetal protein support equipment and the pi
test,, which is` used to screen cedures necessary for the care
for Down Syndrome' and other her daughter.
abnormalities, was suspicious. "Savannah didn't speak ~
Then, sonograms showed a con- a long time, because of t
genital defect in the formation of tracheal tube. After it was 1
the developing fetus' spinal col- moved, she didn't because s
umn. The baby would be born didn't want to," she said. "Wh
with a condition known as Spina she started talking however,
Bifida. couldn't shut her up. It was
"I~was urged to terminated like a typical child either, it w
the pregnancy, but I just could in complete sentences."
not do it," Ms. Lee said. "I knew Today at ~age eight, Savann
it was going to be difficult, for is very. small for her age and 1
the baby and myself, but I made ceives a daily shot of a grow
Sthe commitment. hormone called Genotropir
At thirty-six weeks, Ms. Lee Although not crippled,.her le









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Here'k hoping the holiday season
is custom-made just for you.

Thank you for making this past year
a merry and bright one for; us.

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264 W. Macclenny.Ave.

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Pubhic Notice

The Courthouse, Property
Appraiser, Tax Collector,
Supervrisor of Electiolis,
Building & Zoning Department
anld Administration Offices
w~ill be CLOSED
Thursday~, December 25th'
Friday. December 26th and
Thursday, Janu~ary 1st.

Hal~ Holida s /

THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, December 25, 2008 Pag~e 8


Rukby Rauklerson,

90, ofSanderson
Ruby Lee Raulerson, 90, of
Sanderson died December 17,
2008. Ms. Raulerson was born
in Sanderson to Lawf'on Conner
and Essie Rhoden Conner ~on
October 23, 1918. She ivas a life
long resident of Sanderson and
a member of the Pleasant Grove
Primitive Baptist Church. She
raised five children, enjoyed
sewing, fishing, quilting and
camping with her husband. Mrs.
Raulerson was predeceased by
her husband of 60 years, Noah
Raulerson; baby boy Ed; broth-
ers Marcus Gene Conner and
Fred Conner.
Survivors include children
Kathryn (Lawrence) Manning,
Edward Ray (Melba Jean) Raul-
erson, Noah Roger (Glerida
Faye) Raulerson; brothers; Virgil
Conner, Frank Conner, Floyd
Conner, Henry Conner; sisters
Susie Marsh, Nettie Ruth, Ev-
elyn Nipper, Gladys Hair, Patsy
. Groves; 13 grandchildren; four
great-grandchildren ~and two
The funeral service pas held
December 19 at 2:00~ pm at 'V.
Todd Ferreira Fu~neral Services
in Macclenny with Jim Standlin
and Randy .Strickland. officiat-
ing .-

Christmas Eve Service 5:30~

First Assembly ofo~dd

Jesus: The W7ay, The Truth and The Life
Sunday School 10:00 A.1V. Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 P.M.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:()0A.M. Wed. Eve. Worship 7:30 P.M.
.. Pastoc-~ev. Shannon Conner .
North 6th Street 196ctlenny 259-3500

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

.Come and magnify thie Lor~d and worship with us
16H Fri8HAShip Tajrn6TR01 .
Clinton Ave. Glen St. Mary
WJXR Radio Servrice Sun~day. . .8:30 am
Morning Worship Serviice;.. . 10:30 am
Children's Church . . .. .. .. 11:30 am
Evangelistic .. ... ... .. . .6:00 pm
Bible Study (WCed.). ... ..7:30 p~m
Rels Albert Starling Home: 259-3982 Church: 259-6521


Henry S.]ones, 83,
dies December 18
Henry' S. Jones, 83, of Lake
City died at his home on Thurs-
day, December 18, 2008 after
a brief illness. He was a native
~of Columbia Couinty and lived
there all his life.
`Mt. Jones was the son of the
late Henry B. and Alpha Chas-
teen Jones anid retired from Cen-
tralTruck Lines after 32 years.
He loved farming, his church
and his family, and also worked
with the Columbia County Sher.
iff's Office. Posse, and trained
dogs and bloodhounds for many
Mr. Jones is *survived by
wife Dorothy Nettles Jones; son
Dale (Bonnie) of Lake City;
daughters ~Rosemary Jones of
Lake City and Darlene (Edwin)
Hartley of Glen St. Mary; sis-
ters Gwen (Lowell) O'Steen of
Lake City and Priscilla Tasylor of
Jacksonville; 11 grandchildren,
17 great-grandchildren and nu-
merous niieces and nephews also
Survive. .

deaM ~byo dasgte pcMi L
and sisters Catherine Witt, Mar-
jonie Rutledge and Jean Wal
The funeral service for Mr.
Jones was held at 2:00 pm on
December 21 in the chapel of
Gaiteway-Forest Lawn Funeral
Home with Reir. Ken Hamilton,
pastor of Bethel United ~Methi-
odist Church, ~officiating. Inter-
ment followed in For~est Lawn
SMkemorial Gardens Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please con-
sider memorials toe Bethel Unit-
ed Methodist Church or Bethel
Cermetery~ Funid,. 4843 US 441
.$uth~, akeVCity, FHL 2025 0 :

pice, 6037~ US 9S), Lake City, FL
~32055. :i'

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Of 'Sanderson .
CR 229 Sj Sanderson FL
Sunday School I...... 10:00 am
Sun. Morning.Worshiip 11:00 am
Sun. Evening Worship . 6:00 pm
Wed. Eve. Bible Study .. 7:00 pm
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1M.Zion .N.C.
Methodist Chulrch
121 North t 259-4461
Macclenny, :FL
Pastor Tim Cheshlire
::Sunday School '9:45 am

Sna vnin Woo:Pip 6:0p
Wednesday Prayer Service ~7:00 pm

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270 N-orth UI~S Highway 301
Baldwin, Fla.

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Holiness Church
CR 127 N., Sanderson, FL
Surnday Sdsool l0:00 am
Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wed. Evening PryerSenr. 7:30 pm
.Pastor: Oral E. Lyons

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

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Robert Stewart]K,

75, ofMacclenny
Mr. Robert Stewart Jr., 75, a
long time resident of Macclenny
and a veteran of the United States
Army, died
De member
20, 2008.
He was the
son of the

mn an~dtEv
art, and
was prede-
ceased iby
sister Milie
Mae Mc-
Queen. Robert Stewart
Survi -
vors include his loving and de-
voted wife Ruby Lee Stewart
of Macclenny; daughters Kathy
and Barbara Stewart, both of
M~acclenny, Rether Stewart of
Lake City and Robin Scott of
NC; son Jimmy B. Stewart of
Macclenny; stepmother Daisy
B. Stewart of Columbus, GA;
sister Gloria (David) Bryant of
Fayetteville, NC; brothers Na-
than Stewart of Interlachen and
Nathaniel Stewart of Columbus,
GA; a number of grandchildren.
andi great-gr~andchildren*, also
nieces, nephews, sisters-mn-law,
brother-in-law anid a number of
other relatives and friends..
SThe ~funeral service ~will be
held at 11:00 am on Saturday,
December 27 at St. James Bap-

Frday Ou eme V ahd ufrbe
and at the church Saturday fro
10:00 am until the hour of ser-
vice. The cortege will assemble
at the residence at 10:30 am. In-
terment will be at Mt. Herman
Cemetery, Macclenny. Arrange-
ments are under the direction of
Harry Brown Funeral Directors
and ,Cremation Service,. Mac-
clenny. .

In Loving Memory
of my mother
Lillian Marie Wiest
You never said "I'm leav-
ing", you never said goodbye.
You were gone before I knew it,
and only God knew why. A mil-
lion times I needed you, a mil-
lion times I cried. If love alone
could have saved you, you never
would have died. In life I loved
you dearly, in death I love you
still. In my heart you hold a
place that no one~ could ever fill.
It broke my heart to lose you, but
you didn't go alone. For part of
me went with you the day God
took you home.

Funeral Saturday

for Mrs. Gerregano
Ruth Stalvey Gerregano, 83,
of Macclenny died, peacefully
on Wednesday, December 17,
2008. She was born on October
3, 1925 in Valdo~sta, ~GA to John
J. and Ellen Jane Cowart Stalvey.
She lived in the Malcclenny area
since 1997 and was a member
of. Macclenny Primnitive Baptist
Church since 1974. She was an
active member in her church atid
`for years wrote their memorials
and always opened her home to
host visiting pastors. She will
always be remembered as the
best "Southern Host" because
of the' kindness, generosity, and
unconditional love she provided
to each guest.
Mrs. Gerregano was preceded
in .death by husband Jerry, four
brothers, and four siste~rs. She is
survived by~ step-sons Bud Ger-
regano of Memphis, TN, Bob
Gerregano of Nashville, TN,
step-daughter Bever~ly Everett
of Jacksonville; brothers Arlie
Stalvey of` Orlando, Lelanid

LelM orR ofRa City; m
nephews, nieces, and graindchil-
The funeral service for Mrs.
Gerre~gano, was held on Satur-
day, December 20 at 11:00 am
at her church with Pastor Davi'd
Crawford officiating. A gravce-
side service was held at Cat
Creek Primitive Baptist Church
Cemetery in Valdosta. In lieu of
Flowers, contributions may be
madd to MacClenny Primitive
Baptist Church Building Fund,
P.O. Box 38, Glen St. Mary, FL
32040. :
Jones-Gallagher Funeral
Hom in Starke was in charge of

dies Deeder p
Daniel (Danny) Forrest Johns,
41, of Mlacclenny died Decem-
ber 17, 200)8 at his home. Daniny
snJack oh
ville to Cle
than. For-
rest Johns
and Norma
Jean Dobbs
Johns- on
June .21,
1967. He
gr aduate d
from Baker

HighSchoo Mr. Johns
in 1985 and
was a member of Christian Fel-
loaanipl Temple an avid ~Gator
Survivors include his parents;
step-daughter Lynn~ Zayatz;
brothers Joe (Susan) White-
head.and Paul Whitehead; sis-
ters Deborah (Wayne) West and
Donna Conner; several nieces,
nephews, cousins, great nieces
andnehes r daml n mberls

December- 21 at 2:00 pm at his
church- with pastors David'and
.Timmy Thomas ~officiating. Ar-
ran eme~nts wr du dere ab di
neral Services.


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say unto, thee, except a man be
born of water and of the Spirit,
he cannot enter into the king
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, December 25, 2008 Page 9


Wornen j Club~ hosts International uncheon...
Five countries were represented at the Macclenny Woman 's Club during the club's International Luncheon meeting Dec. 18.
Florida Federation of Womlan 's Clubs State President Linzda Dennis was the special guest and spoke about Heifer International,
one of her favorite woman 's club projects that helps provide much needed livestock to families in many countries. From left:
Sergeant Elizabeth Law-Wallace, Philippines; Francoise Hathcox, Vietnam; Marta Barnes, Cuba; Toni Burnsed, Japan; Ms.
Dennis; Aracely Stewart, Nicaragua and Lorena Tracer, El Salvador.

As we give thanks to the Lord at this special
time of year, we also offer our gratitude to
the~ many good people who have shown their
friendship and goodwill-towards us.
Neffy ChriSttmaS!

-NinaiSnl:air Salonl,
Nilna usT~an,,LTynn, Susie,` Troy,
Qebbie, Deborah



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Sunday Bible Studjr 9:45 arn
Fellowship 10:30 am- 11:00 am First Daptist Ch<
Worship Services 8767 Cour
c 11-00 am Sands
ite ~d. Bltle~ studi
-a. l pm Rev. Bob Ch

.itc 6, Biunisterryhsbe sitn aiisi
tosr= h seon e r. Baitcisingy

Shelia M. "I'il Bit'
It was two years ago that the
Heavens opened and you were
joined with Our Lord. Grief be-
came our constant companion.
Your loss is a deep ache in the
center of our being, a constant
reminder that part of us will al-
ways be empty and incomplete
until we are re-united with you
in Heaven. We cling to God's
promise that we'll be together
again, for a love like yours is
truly eternal. We are not afraid
to walk alone today, all knowing
that one day we will .all be re-
joiixed. Oh, how you are missed,
but we must realize, that God
has much bigger plans for you.
N~o matter how many tears and
years go by, you'll always be
kept alive, forever in our mem-
ory, thoughts and always in our
hearts. Merry Christmas, our
dear Angel


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Sanderson, FL
Sunday School 9:45f a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Wed. Night Bibk Study 6:30 p.m.
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Funeral Directors & Cremation Service, Inc.
SHarry A. Brown, Funeral Director

This price includes professional services of Funeral Director, removal of remains in Baker County, Medical Examiner's Authorization Fee, cremation tray,
cremation fee, trip to crematory and state required paper work. Body weight over 300 Ibs. requires an extra fee. Extra fee for out of county removals. This
rate applies to Monday-Friday services only. Saturday & Sundays extra charge applies.

This price includes professional services of Funeral Director, removal of remains in Baker County standard metal casket, standard vault, trip to cemetery
in Baker County, state required paper work, no viewing no embalming.0Opening & closing of grave space included, but must have own grave space or will
need to purchase one in cemetery of your choice in Baker County. Body weight over 275 lbs. requires a larger size casket, and therefore an extra charge.
Extra charge for out of county removals. This rate applies to Monday-Friday services only. Direct burials require burial within 24 hrs. of death. All Direct
Burials held over 24 hrs. will require refrigeration or embalming There is an extra charge for refrigeration and/or embalming. Saturday & Sunday services
extra charge applies. Cemetery regulations dictates when the earliest and latest burial will occur.

This price includes professional services of funeral director, removal of remains in Baker County, embalming, standard metal casket, state required paper
work, trip to cemetery in Baker County, same day viewing and funeral ceremony at gravesite; standard vault, opening & closing of grave space, but must
have own grave space or will need to purchase one in cemetery of your choice in Baker County. Extra charge for church or chapel service and of out county
removals. Over 275 Ibs. requires larger size casket and therefore an extra fee. This rate applies to Monday-Friday services only. Extra charge for Saturday
<& Sunday services. There will be an extra charge for all services starting after 3 pm.
Most Major Credit Cards Accepted. All Up To Date Life Insurancei Policies Twvo Years Andi Oldler Are Accepted, A\ 3% Fulndingj Feec Applies 10 all Life Insurance P'olicies Usedi i0
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420 E. Macclenny Ave.
U.S. 90 East, M~acclenny
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Class is offered in

Microsoft Excel '03
The Baker County Adult Edu-
cation Department is register-
ing students for an intermediate
level Microsoft Excel 2003 class
that will last six weeks and en-
compass 24 hours of instruction.
Instructor will be Joe Martinez,
the school district's computer
The course is offered on Mon-
day and Thursday evenings from
6:30-8:30 starting January 12 and
enrollment is limited. Students
must have a working knowledge
of Windows 98 or XP and typing
skills of at least 35 wpm.
Excel 2003 is one of the most
versatile and popular spreadsheet
programs for both business and
hol u 9-0407 for more infor-

In Loving Memory
Mom and Dad
Mom and Dad,
You are where you really

frwetor allbeainY a wwerrina":
have a brand new life. You both
worked many years for our Lord
- Mom making gifts for' those
who had none and Daddy tak-
ing care of Mom so she could
do the work. God gave you both
a job and ya'll did it so well.
You worked together like a fine-
tuned clock. We miss you both
more than I can say. But there
are, those who never knew you
that ~will miss ya'll too; ya'll
brightened the Christmas season
for so many.-Now this year you
bth will celebrate Joesuts biwth .

be our best Christmas ever. But
I sure miss you both.

Mer~ry Christmas
Ella Jean Dinkins
'Fitst Christmas in Heaven
We can only imagine the
look on your face when you first
stepped through the pearly gates.
It's Christmas time and we all
know too well how you would
like to decorate with bows and
bells, with lights and icicles sil-
ver and gold. You would light
up our home with gifts untold,
and though our heartsws em too

now are setting the scene for
Christmases to come when we'll
be with you again. For you know
now that it is not just a dream,
!that Heaven is real and Jesus is,
too. And when we get there you
will meet us too with arms open
wide. You will wait at the gate
with bells in your hanids and
bows on the walls. Our Christ-
mas will be complete when you
are again with us all.
; DEBRA, .

families houses and see what they got
you for Christmas. Merry Christmas.
P.S. What should I get for~ Mrs.
Love, Cheyenne

Dear Santa
Have I been good thi's year? What 1
want for Christmas is an eltric scooter. If
I get an eltric scooter I will be so happy.
Would you leave a charger for the scoot-
er? It would be nice if you did.
P.S. What kind of cookies doiyou
Love, Blayne Frase~r

Dear Santa;
'How are you and Mrs. Clause and the *
reirldeer doing All~jI really want for Christ-
mas is that my family will have the best
Christmas ever. Wie can have fun opening
presents together and going to your other


I.etters to Santa...
From Macclenny Elementary itid graders

Dear Santa,
How ,have you. been this year? I've
been good. This year, I would like a~ wa-
terproof 1-pod. I want one because iny
brother will bother me to death. He'll
probably turn on -his 1-pod on arid torcher
P.S. What size shirt are you. Just leave
theariswer letter on Christrias Day,
Love, Kylie Carter

Dew arahve you been? I hope you've
been great. I really want a Wii. I'll prob-
ably buy the supplies, or my mom and
dad wi-or myebirte aygo.

,, ~" Love, Carsyn Griffis
Dear Santa, .
I would like an American Girl most of
all because it seems like every girl in my
school has one. By the way, what kind of
cookies do you like? May favorite is sugar
cookies. Oh, and abou the American girl,
I would like her to look like me. How
do your reind'eer- fly? Is it majic dust or
something? Oh, and does Rudolph guide
your sleigh every year?
Loriann Bliss

Dear Santa,
I want to know how you and the elves
are doing. The thing I want mnost this year
is for it to snow because I bet none of the
kids have seen' snow. Santa what did you
'do over the summer?
P.S. What kind of cookies do you like?
Alex Himmelhaver

P.S. What kind of cookies do you like?
Love, Hannah Teerlink

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904-252-1573 phone
904-764-2868 phone
904-764-9483 fax

36 South 6th Street
Macclenny, FL. 32063
904-259-9993 phone
904-259-9903 fax


Letters to Santa...

Dear Santa,
How are you, Mrs Claus, all of the
reindeer, and the elves? Whats new at the
North Pole? The thing I want the most' is
a pabydo I that lex tforu y on cGo d

les? What do you want for Christmas?
There will be a picture for you by the

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BOm December 11
Alicia and~ Phil Schell of Jack-
sonville Beach are pleased to an-
nounce the birth of daughterAna~
capri Marceline on December 11
at Beaches Baptist Hospital. Ca-
pri weighed 5 lbs. 11 oz. and was
1.9 inches long. She was born on
the same birthdate as her great-
great grandmother Cora Lee
Maternal. grandparents are
George and Patricia Weeks of
Glen St. Mary; maternal great-
grandmother and namesake is
Peggy (Anna Marceline) Cam-
misa of Macclenny; paternal
grandparents are Randy and
Joanie Schell of Ange~l Fi're, New

November 29 vow$
SDeborah Leigh Lamb and
Jode Lowell Ballard were mar-
nied at 3:00 pm on November 29,
2008 at St. Johns Presbyterian
Church in Jacksonville.
The` bride is the daughter of
Debbie and Danny Lamb and
the granddaughter of Bernice
and Ray Green, all of M~ac-
clenny. The groom is the son of
Diane and Jody Ballard of Jack-
sonville. ,
Tracy Strong of Jacksoniville
was maid of honor and Brandon
Miller of Atlant/a the best man.
The couple honeymooned in
New Yorki City and.New Eng-
land and will reside in Jacksjon-
ville. The groom is errployed by
Kimley-Horn aid Associates as
a CIl il engineter and the bride is
employecd by J~EA.

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Social Notices

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1-ave you checked
it out latel ?

Call for Request for Proposals for Office
Cleaning for the New River Solid Waste Associa-
tion (NRSWA), located 2.5.miles north of Raiford;
Florida on State Road 121 in Union County, Florida.
RFP #08-09 proposal packages and information can
be picked up at the New River Regional Landfill lo-
cated at 24276 NE 157th Street, Raiford, FL 32083.
All proposals must be submitted on the Proposal
Form provided. Completed proposals shall be
mailed to the New River Solid Waste Association,
P.O. Box 647, Raiford, Florida.32083-0647 or de-
livered to the NRSWA Administration Office. After
' the RFP opening, the proposals will be examined for
completeness and preserved in the custody of the
Executive Director. New River Solid Waste Associa-
Stion reserves the right to reject any or all proposals
rr j .nihI,,5i l~j-, ~ jor ady I 8osl
NRSWA at 386-431-1000. The DEADLINE for sub-'
mittal in response to this RFP is Monday January
5th, 2009 at 4:00 p.m.~
1 /15-1/1
VASE 02-2008-CA-003

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Or-
der Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated December
18, 2008 and entered in Case NO. 02-2008-CA-003
of the Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial Circuit in
and for BAKER County, Florida wherein DEUTSCHE
is the Plaintiff and RACHAEL 0. DADA A/K/A RA-
BIE CARR AWAY are the Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at AT THE FRONT
11:00 AM, on the 27th day of January, 2009, the
following described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment:

CLENNY, FL 32063
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the property owner
asofthne oldat o te L ePe en must ile a claim
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court
on December 19, 2008.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
.By: Jamie Crews
1 25-1/1Deputy Clerk
meet ng o h Cit Couclo hu dah, J ary

Macclenny will consider the below ordinance for
final reading:


Anyone having an interest in this ordinance is
invited to attend the meeting.

PLEASE' TAKE NOTICE that at the regular
meeting-of the City Council on Tuesday, January
13, 2009 at 6:00 o'clock P.M. at Cary Hall. l i8 East
Macclenny, Avenue, Macclenny, Florida, the, City of
Macclenny will consider the below ordinance for
final reading:
0000-0000-0381; PROVIDING FOR AN EF-

boensA can t ee Odihn: ij'i I~t~r frao ~
Anyone having an interest in the first reading
of this Ordinance is invited to attend the meeting-
P.O. BOX 1120, US 90 WEST
GLEN ST. MARY, FL. 32040-1120
Phone (904) 259-4375* FAX (904) 259-6146
The following vehicle will be sold at public
auction January 9, 2009 at 10:00 am, at Hig^
ginbotham's Towing & Recovery, US 90 West, Glen
St. Mary, FL. 32040.
1993 Buillk 4 dr
VIN #184AG55N1P6478450
The Baker County District School Board will
hold the following PUBLIC HEARING on Tiesday,
January 20, 2009, in the Taylor Church located at
County Road 250, Taylor, Florida beginning at 6:30
Approval of Revised School Board Policy:
2.120 (Years of Service Defined for Ad-
ministrative and instructional Personnel)
The documents will be available for preview at
the Baker County School Board Office loclited at 392
South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Florida beginning
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 (8:30 a.m. 3:00
12/18-1/15 .
CASE NO: 02-2008-CA-0176

RAE AANM, Idec asd and t e
Dead or alive, et al

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to a
' adlJudgmientn he Fre our entteored enthe ab
Florilla, I will sell the property situate in Baker Coun.
ty, Florida, described as follows:

A lot beginning at the Southwest Corner of
the SW %/ of NW '/ of Section 5, Town-
si~p 3 outthh Range 2t1hEa~st, the oW~ec

50 feet, thence South 150 feet, to the
North edge of U.S. Highway No. 90 right
,f way dh nc N 790 t ln Not Rehged
651 feet, thence West 380 feet to Place of
Begnnng. C~omrsn Ee acrs sdre rrd
Booko250a pa 66 a d Ls dE C PRT
Bok 262,2 pag 1 and rircoe i
Baker County, Florida
Parcel ID# 05-3S-21-0000-0000-0170

cash ah ifonet tdtohior ohe isanked C t Couur -

27,I ESS my hand and the seal of this Court on
this 19 day of December, 2008. TA.AL FR S R

By: Jamie Crews
Deputy Clerk




Early deadline is Monday, December 22nd
at Noon for all advertisements.

Will be distributed and- on sale `.

On Tuesday, December 23rd



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December 24h from 9 a.m. to Noon.

We will be CLOSED

SThursday December 25t -

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Contact us at
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for an appointment or
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Chocolate Fountains
Wedding Planning Services
Custom Floral Arrangement
Sympathy Flowers &
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Modern with nauadl in Yard ofMonth...
A highlight of driving on Glynn Allyn Road in the Nursery Plantation south of Glen
St. Mary is the yard of Valerie and Rick Hickman and their children McKenzie and
Landen (Landen is not in picture). Surrounded: by natural Florida woods, the Hick-
mans have succeeded in combining the modern with the natural. Native Florida oak
trees allow enough sunlight for a variety of palms, sagps (Valerie 's favorite), and
crepe myrtles tothrive. Sprinkled throughout are raided beds with a combination of
shrubs and flowers, as~ well as oak barrels for colorful annuals. Out back, the swim-
ming pool is surrounded by several varieties of grasses, more palms and shrubs that
cill translate to a~ relaxing retreat from a busy day. For information on Yard of the
Month or the Garderi qlub of Baker Cou~nty, please contact 259-6064.
Photo courtesy of Pat Collier

THE BAKE'R COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, December 25, 2008 Page_ 11

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Watching the NFL games on
television last weekend, some-
thing odd occurred to me: where
have all the marquee quarter-
backs gone?
Oh, .a few of them remain,
You've Brett Favre at the Jets
and Tony Romo with the Cow-
boys. There's Donovan McNabb
with Philly and the injured Tom
Brady wiill return to the Patriots.
There are the Manning.brothers
and Ben Roethlisberger.- Drew
Brees sort of qualifies as a mar-
quee quarterback. Kurt Warner
has a Super Bowl ring. But real-
ly, most of the league's quiarter-
backs are guys I've never heard
ofe and for the life of me I can't
quite place the college where
they played.
The best of the bunch is Matt
Ryan, who has led Atlanta from
the guttei- to the playoffs-. He
looked like aitiNFL quarterbacks
whnen he played at Boston C~ol-
lege and has pi'oven to be one in
his rookie year.
Another outstanding rookie
who didn't look like inuch of an
NFL prospect is Joe Flacco of
the Ravens. Flacco was a Duck
before he was a Raven. No, noth-
ing so exotic as an Oregon Duick,
Flacco was a Rhode Island Blue
Then there are the guys who
were supposed to make it but
have- struggled or now sit on the

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At Christmas

At our favorite time of year, we'd like to acknowledge
the many people who have helped to make our
dreams come true, and wish all of you a truly
miraculous and wonderful Christmcts.

For your friendship, we feel deeply blessed. Thanks!

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fense held them to single digits
in the third period, allowing just
6 points.
Franklin Griffis' girls eased
up a little at the end. Though
Yulee traded basket for basket in
the fourth period, they couldn't
make up any ground.
Ruise led the~ way with 17
points. De la Pena had 15 and
-Kiana Parker 10.
*The game against Suwan-
nee County the following night
was a mirror image of the Yulee
game as BCHS, again ~spanked
their opponents with a 20-point
win. The Cats proved .ungra-
cious hosts as they defeated the
Lady Bulldogs 62-42. This time
it was de la Pena who had 17
points and Ruise with 15 as~ the ~
two top scorers carved away at
the Dogs.
The Wildcats went out to a
14-7 edge in the opening period,
aiid though Suwarmnee edged
back ih~to it in the second, B;CHS
still led 30-19 at the half. The
Wildcats started the third period
the way they had the first and
doubled the Suwannee score,
going on a.19-8 run. Suwannee
played even iix the final period
but couldn't make up the deficit.

bench. Vince Young, one of the
great college quarterbacks while
at Texas, is the loneliest man in
Tennessee as he watches Kerry
Collins carry the load for the Ti~
JeMarcus Russell was a star
at LSU, but has struggled for
the awful Oakland-Raidei-s. Jay
Cutler isn't someone I'd want on
a bubble, gum card even if I was
a Broncos fan. Chad.Pennington
took over for Josh McCown at
Miami and Tavaris Jackson is at
Minnesota. Aaron Rodgers has
taken Favre's job at Green Bay
and Jason Campbell has strug-
gled in Washington.
Then there are guys who
started the year.and are now yet
even more of an enigma as the
season rolls to an end. Brodie
Croyle who did he start for?
. Kansas City. ~And Urban Mey-
er's quarterback at Ujtah` - Alex
Smith. Long since~ benched at
San Francisco.
'Then there are the guys
who'Are been around forever and
~jlst keep ~showing up. Players
like John Kitna and Matt Has-
selback and Jeff Garcia and Jake
Delhomme. Lets not forget Mlatt
Bulger and the aforementioned
Next year will bring another
Crop of star college quarterbacks
who might last a season or two.
There are some great Hall of
.Famers playing. Guys like Favre
and Peyton Manning and Brady.
But the rest aren't even house-
Shold names in the cities that they
play for.

At themiracle of His holy
We pray for hope and peace
And we ask for His good gra
That ~we may share with alr
The message of that first Chri
As we send this note of thank~

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Large Seleciion of Bait/Tackle
Chi~ldrens Camo & Boots
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Br~o~st ~WCoat Clssc ture
While the rest of us are digesting our Christmas dinners and set-
tling in with our gifts, the BCHS Wildcat basketball team will be get-
ting ready for the annual Florida First Coast Classic Dec. 29-31 in the
Baker. High gyrn. The 8-1 Wildcats are on a roll and hoping to come
out of the tournament as champions,
If that is to happen, the Cats will have to start strong in their open-
ing game. They will face the Madison Cowboys at 8:00 pm on Dec.
29. Madison handed them the only blemish on their record when they
hosted BCHS and beat them by a point December 16 in Madison.
BCHS was off its game, not shooting particularly well or playing
its signature swarming defense with much effect. The Cats hope that
they can reverse that result and keep rolling into the later rounds.
Baker High has the Cowboys, University Christian and Baldwin in
their bracket. The other bracket mecludes Englewood, Crescent City,
Providence and Bradford.
The tournament kicks off on Monday at 2:00 pm with Englewood
taking on Crescent City. UC will match up against Baldwvin at 4:00
pin and then Providence will take the court against Bradford at 6:00.
The nightcap will be Madison and the Wildcats.
Tuesday's games follow the same~starting time schedules. The
third place game will be Wednesday at 6:00 pm and the champion-
ship match will follow.

Back~ wt

The Lady Wildcat basketball
team got back on the winning
track this week with victories
over Yulee and Suwannee Coun-
t'y. The girls won't play again un-
til after the holidays.
SThe Lady Cats had suffered
a tough defeat to rival Alachua
Santa Fe last week and the pair
of big wins were just what they
itebded to regain their confi-
dence and momentum. .
The Cats squared off against
Yulee away from home on De-
Scember 15 and carved out a nice
20-point win. The.Cats broke
open a close game in the second
period for a 58-38 victory.
Yulee stayed close in the early
stages of the game, trailing only
by 4 poiixts in the second period
before the Wildcats turned up
the pace and raced out to a 19-
8 lead that stretched to 28-18 at
the half.
The girls kept the foot on .
the gas in the third period and
continued to pile up the points.
Brittany Ruise and Destiny
de la Pena have been shooting
well lately and they were effec-
tive against Yulee as well. Of-
fensively, Yulee was shut down
throughout much of the middle
portions of the game as the de-

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Rom~e's For

Fire your landlord, build new. Your
payments could be lower than rent.
Call 1-800-879-3132. License #FLCRC-
057112. 4/10tfc
3 BR, 2 BA house two miles inside
Georgia, $700/month 904-629-1779.
Prices are low, build new and save
money over renting. Call 1-800-879-
3132. License #FLCRC-057112.4/10tffc
Homes and mobile hdmes for rent
from $750-850 monthly. 259-3343.
3 BR, 2 BA doublewide on W acre
fenced in yard, $225 weekly, no deposit.
910-5434, Nextel beep 160*132311*2.
3 BR 2 BA mobile home, garbage pick-
up, water & lawn maintenance provided,
$450-$5135. 912-843-8118. 9/1 8tfc
3 BR, 2 BA doublewide with central H/
A, washer and dryer, stove, refrigerator,
90n on cre $8r0 /m0n 1250 d~e~p/ p'
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home, large lot'
$4M0/month, $450 deposit 2054-1545-
76 8. 122 /p
aM bile homes. 20and 37B5R, C,d te vc
904-860-4604. 3/17tfc
2 BR, 1~ BA mobile home, -central H/A,
0o pes 115mnh irt atpu

5M$3r4deos Iweek{noludeswaer lownsit925-

3 BR, 2 BA double wide $675/month,
first, last and deposit. 3 BR, 2 BA single
wide9-5970522mont first, last'andidep0 .

Houses for rent, 2 and 3 bedroom,.
Georgia Bend, $500 and $600, furnished
and unfurnished. 91-2-843-2093 or 904-
477-5561. 12/18-12/25p
2 BR, 2 BA home on one acre in a quiet
neighborhood in Macclenny, service ani-
mals only,no smoking. First month and
deposit required $725/month. Call 259-
2417: 12/4tfc
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home Baldwin area,
$175 weekly, no deposit. 910-5434,1
Nextel beep 160*132311*2. 12/25p

1997 Fleetwood doublewide mobilef
home $6500, you move. 259-4473 or-
545-1960. 12/25-1/8p
Brand new 2009 Fleetwood 32 x 80
$69,900, delivered, set-up, skirting and
steps installed 259-8028. 12/11-1/9c
2(iO9 Scothilt 28x72, $79,900 2x6 exte-
rior walls, tape and textured throughout,
deliver, set-up, A/C, skirting and steps:
installed. 259-8028. 12/11-1/9c
Must sell, brand new 2008 28x56
Fleetwood $35,900 call 259-8028.

130 SFof 1pc 9n 1000202 ofic
Commercial building for lease with
4,000 SF available, on main Macclenny
inater2 2to~n with plenty of parking sip e,

3.BR, 2%/ BA brick home 2300 SF, heat-
ed, with all electric appliances on large
lot in Copper Creek $255,900. Please
call 626-8428. 9/25tfc
MacGlen Builders, Inc. Brick homes in
Macclenny from $145,000-$210,000.
813-1580. 11/13tfc
For Sale By Owner 3 BR, 2 BA double-
wide on one acre. Owner financing wih
10% down, $79,000. 653-1656. Other
properties. Leave message. 12/25c
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 evening. 7/24tfc
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-
057112. 4/10tfc
Own land?7 Use the equity. Your land
equity can be your down payment when
building. Ask how. Call 1-800-879-
3132. License #FLCRC-057112.4/10Otfc
3 acres,- high & dry, fish pond, homes
or mobile homes, set-up .included.
3wne~r financing or cash discount 29212c

o n o ri e c r e nte f Ip e f o r p l n w t

2ome at back of lot, $149,000. C 12 8559c

35BRO, 1/2 BA brickrhk e ap rC tmatlel
yer lrgeftwo ya opd, $129,900
94-s866d5r9081 o 25 -437.12/18-1/8p


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tonrton Sop ng.Cne, Si

Aman~da An esn to set up an inter
Stone Transport 253 E. Florida Avenue,
Maxcclenny, Fl: Class A drivers with X

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Al real estate advertising in this newspaper is
(Is6~tg Itooth ara aosn gAc which maer
tion or discrimination based on race, color
Religion, sex, handicap, familiar status or
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todians, pregnant women and people secur-
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This newspaper will, not knowingly accept
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.informed that~all dwellings advertised in this
newspaper are available on an equal oppor-
tunity basis. To complain of discrimination,
.call HUD toli free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll
Free telephone number for the .impaired is
1-800-927-9275. .-
Two lots in Copper Creek, Unit.III. Call
813-1.580. 12/11tfc
Land for sale, ten acres four miles west ~
of Glen St. Mary, high and dry $74,900.
,545-7688. 12/25-1/1`5p
Owner financing in Baker County land-
houses-mobile homes. EZ qualify, 904Q-
219-0480. 10/30tfc

SMor Ina 2tR3~R M vAe Sith otne aacn

will consider any offer. www.myspace
com/423mciver or 904-219-0480 for
details. 12/18tic
Designed for compact living, if you
:want an open compact home, we can
buildd it on your lot: Call l-800-879-3132.
License #FLCRC-057112. 4/10tfc
$69,000 3 BR, 2 BA house with appli-
ances built on your lot. Go to www. or call -259-
5008. 10/9-12/25p ~
Owner Financing, M acre with well,
septic, power pole and concrete patio.
.Ready for your mobile home, 10%
down. Off Mudlake Road. Call 904-545- .
5349. .12/25p

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36" Majestic wood burning fireplace,

bru edd.nBerwnd n c nsmr cion p~er it
boxes, $20 each. 259-5877. ~12/4tfc

1"ith ises $5000. 275r-2G8M2o 2119

elooitcod. oithrnChr. 259-4140. Ci
Cae uie.91-83-61. 12 25p
Artits! O~iils, tacrlcs water6 colors,
caronvases, fltdrawings pads; halfndmuh
more!r Thsoe.l Ofices art, 10$.ifh gn
Stree, 2593737.c (

2002 Yamaha Big Bea :ATV, very.good
condition, not used extensively: Color

I: green and camouflage, $2500. Cell 3880-

1995 Jeep Grand. Cherokee, loaded,
cold A/C, with- hot heater, six .cylinder,

080. Also' Honda Accord, loaded. 591-
2916. 12/25c
'2005 Trailblazer, wife lost job, need to
: sell, payl-off $16,000. 289-9635 or 382-
871 8; 12/1~8-1/28p

I 1998 Hondal Civic LX, four door, cold
A/C,, automatic,. 35 -mpg, 120,000
miles, run's great, sun roof, new tires
ad b0ls akr neq 3n~d 0. OBluebook
SGMC Jimmy 815, 400 small block Not
Street legal, race ready, $1500. 259-
5400.' 12/25p
1989~4x4`JoopWrangler, good running
cohditio'n but needs new clutch, 71,752
miles, $1750:Cell 386-590-02501 1/p

Now accepting antique furniture on
Consign merit: Pieces have to be in godd
condition. Call Karin at Southern Charm
259-4140. 2/13tfc
Do you have a junk car or truck to sell
or haul off. Call 259-7968. 1/10tfc
Do you need a helping hand? Trustwor-
thy female \willing to do residential and

shopping and errands. Call Emily 254-
2594. Licensed anid insured.

Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $50 boarding fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc
AKC German Rottweiller puppies,
POP, H/C, tails docked, 3 males, 3 fe-
males, $500. 259-4185. 12/25-1/1p
.Paint horses, pigs and Carolina fight-
ing game cock chickens, very reason-
able. Also, free dogs. 912-843-2093.
CKC registered Boston Terrier pup-
pies, shots and health certificate, $400.
904-403-0562, 904-259-4633. 12/25p

'1395 Ch ffe Rad S. a ks nle, FL 32221

As aRealtor for several years and lifetime resident
ofBaker County, Tammie Gray ofWatson Realt-y
Corp. has b-comeni an e xp rcr onBaker County
Real Estate as well as many other areas in the
Northeast Florida region.
In 2007, Tammie became one of the few Real
Estate Agents to receive the Pl~atinum Service ~~~~
Award, which is the highest accreditation given
based on customer satisfaction. One of her
customers' said, "Tammie truly. made us feel as though we were her
only customer. Never phone call avoidedor question unanswered."
Tammie Gray's knowledge and experience has helped her through
the years to satisfy hundreds of customers, and she canl do the same
for you!
Ifyrou or someone you know would like to buy or sell a home, please
don't hesitate to call Tammie at: 904-486-0738 to find out what
100% customer service tru y fe lk.


first and last month plus $300-$500 '
depos t. 653-1656. 12/25p ~
:3 BR, 2-BA mobile-home ori one a r* I
w~itteti h pnd0 dweod90 -garage, $815205/

South. 259-9066. 12/18-12/25p
2 BR, 1%/ BA mobile home $350 depos.
it, $600/month. 259-2072.
12/18-12/25p '
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, two miles
inside Georgia $500/month. 904-629-
1779. Available first of the year.
3 BR, 1 BA on one acre near Sanderson,
service animals only, no -smoking. First
month and 5d 4 lit required.1$25/

Country charm, city' comforts. Giant
triplewidle mobile home, 3 BR, 2 BA,
rock fireplace, five acres, $850/month
plus security, call Mike 465-3841.
3 BR, 2 BA doublewide. on 2% acres
$675/month, first month's rent and
$750 deposit. 904-334-9737.
2 BR, 2 BA mobile home in the coun-
try, service animals only, $600/month,
$500 deposit. 904-923-2191.

3 IlR, 2 BA mobile home like ne,2,70,
month, first month plus $500 deposit.
Glen area, service animals only. 259-
2121. ': .7/24tfc

~-~C~C~Jh ~ 1395 Chaffee Roadt
South, Jacksonville

Watso Realy Cor. REAITORS. 904.772.9800


Beautful 48R/3.5BA cedar home on 9.3
acres. garage, fenced grazing areas
and pool with spa & much more! $474,500
consider any and all offers regardless of
the amount. Very motivated seller. 2.29
acres, zoned commercial. Located milee off
Interstatel0. 5350,000
3BR/2BA charmer sits on a good size lot
w/mature oak trees lining the property.
home on 11.72 acres with in- ground pool,
upgrades galore and more! $374,900
THETIME IS NOW! -ML5#453883 Excellent
Location. 4BR 2BA 1978 SF fenced rear, h~uge
masterdcoset! Neutral colors -A must see
today! $169,900
GREAT STARTER! MLS#461526 Move in
ready 3BR 2BA home with bonus /office
on almost 1/2 acre. All appliances included.
PRKE~D TO SELL! ML5#445803 This 4/BR/
38A home has 2434 SF 42' cabinets, huge
eat-in kitchen. separate living rm, dining rm
and so much more! $239,000
with pool. Concrete block home with brick
front. Offers over 1600 SF. Call for an appt.
Sl3s, 0o
CUTE HOME! MLS#452998 3BR 1BA stucco
home on approx. half acre lot. In the city of
Macclenny. Must see! $119,900

ADORABLE HOME ML5# 446054 Over 2100 SF with
38R/2 BA Has volume ceilings, upgraded lighting'
upgraded bathrooms. Fireplace. Priced to sell!
JUST REDUCED! MLS# 404867 6/3 OFFERS 3001 SF
1 Acre lot, commercial kitchen, indoor utility, fenced
back yard & more!
-BRING EVERYONE! MLS#423992 Bring family, pets
and all the neighbors! This property will take care of
all. Bring all offers!$5675,000
HOME & ACREAGE! MLS# 440833 Nice 4/2 mobile
hm w/2296 SF, 10 Acre lot, built in bookshelves, HUGE
kitchen, 2 large fish ponds. .
PERFECT LAND! MLS# 408378 45.63 Acres! Great
for horses & agriculture. CR121. Has older home & 2
rentals. Close to St. Mary's River.$5699,000
1300 SF with nice flr plan w/split BR, almost new
appliances and much more! $163,500
SPACIOUS HOME MLS#440306 Boasts over 2000 SF
with 3 BR/2BA and media rma cargarage. Set on 1.58
acres with pond and river view. Must See! $110,000
448655 36.27 acres of wooded land ready to develop.
Owner will sell as two parcels, but prefers to sell
together. $600,000

JAX RANCH (LUB 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 2 acres. 2,332 SF. Enough rm in master for
office or sitting area. Lots of extras!$5274,900
IDEAL (0MM. PROP. ML5S# 397003 On Interstate
50. 41 acres & seller will consider to build to suit.00on't
miss this great opportunity .
READYF~ORYOU! -ML5#395644 Cute 3BR2ZBA inthe
country offers 15125SF, 5.35 acres yery 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 pole barn. Homes only.
RIVERFRONT! ML5# 448594 Gorgeous riverfront
property has it all! Sits on 37acres &offers great views
from every angle! Custom hm w/ granite counters,
hardwood flrs & more! $1,350,000
ALL BRICK BEAUTY! MLS# 441380 Just under 4
years new, this 4 BR/2 BA home in Settlers Ridge
offers huge estate lot, 3carside entry garage, formal
LR & DR, eat in kitchen and more! $294,900
GREAT LAND! MLS# 448623 Eighty acres ready to
be developed and built on. Owner will divide into
smaller parcels from 2.5 acres and up. Pnice will vary
according to size of tract. $880,000



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Pursuant to an application submitted by Attorney Hugh Fish
Jr. on behalf of Livia Williams Ruise to be granted a Special
Exception on property locatted north of CR 139 in Section
33, Township' 2S, Range 21, containing approximately 0.75
acres in' Baker County, FL. The Baker County Land Planning
Agency (LPA), will consider the request at a public hearing
scheduled for Thursday, January 8, 200.9 at 7:01 p.m. in the
County Commissioners chambers of the Administration
Building, 55 North Third St., Macclenny, FL. On the above:
mentioned date, all interested parties may appear and be heard
with re pect to the Special Exception request. The purpose of
the request is to be granted a Special Exception to the Baker
County Land D'evelopment Regulations in reference to Section
3.05.12.a. 1.C.E,1 Family Lot. Written comments for or against
the Special Exception may be sent to Baker County Planning
Department, 81 North Third St., Macclenny, FL 32063. Faxed
comments may be sent to (904)259-5057. Copies of the Special
Exception may be inspected by any meinber of the public in
the Planning Department, address stated above. According
to, the. Americans ivith Disabilities Act, persons needing a-
special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this
proceeding should contact the Administration Department
at (904) 259-5123 at least 48. ~hours prior to the time of the

(from 1) 1
come in and purchase toys and
drop them in,"' said fire chief
Buddy Dugger. "They brought
those to us weekly."
Last year 143 kids received
presents through the depart-
ment',s charity.
"It was a little more than that
the year before and this year the
.numbe o uhid ren isdevent nhk h

the economy had something to
do with it this yar.,,
In fact, the department re-
ceived so many applications for
assistance it had to stop ~taking
them in November for fear there
wouldn't be enough donations to
g around.
g"I hated having to do that,"
said Mr. Dugger.

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Flollda State Cerrified Roofang
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We'd like to join you and your family in
rejoicing at the birth of our Savior, as well as chimeb in with
our best wishes and thanks to alL Merry Chris~tmas!

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many- blessings, meclucling your
Friendship. Merry Christmas!

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SThe program also grew this
year, serving 10 more children
than last year, Mr. Harvey said.

local businesses to make the
program possible. Mr. Harvey
said local elementary schools
pointed the department towards
the kindergarten through third
graders in need.
The charity event also includ-
ed a BBQ chicken dinner at the
sheriff's office with Santa Claus
for the families.

The sheriff's office held its
second annual Shop with a Cop
charity event at the Walmart Su-
percenter December 16.
That evening Sgt. Brad Har-
vey who organized the event
along with Sgt. Jody Dyal
-- welcomed families into the
garden center where 25 children
made up wish lists with their
parents before hitting the isles
with deputies froni the patrol
and detention divisions to spend
their $100 gift cards..
"It makes it a little more or-
ganized," Mr. Harvey said of the
listS. "That way they're not wast-
ing time in the toy section when
they should be in the shoe sec-
tion or somewhere es. '
The sheriff's department so-
licited $2500 in donatiohs from


b~Trimmed With Best Wishes
-r And A Special

While people come and people go
We're sending our best to the folks we latow
Who have visited us throughout the year
:Making doing our business a pleasure here
Foriyour genero sity. and goodw~i~l. *'
We are truly grateful.still
So without any fuss or further delay
SWe wish you a joyous holiday
And hope.sthat we've made one thing clear...
0 That you're aill welcome back next yearl

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Service Renovations* Cleaning
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698-E West Macclenny Ave.
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Fall & Winter hours
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Saturday 10:00 am-2:00 pm

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Brush cutting Land clearing
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Oils, acrylics, watercolors,
canvases, drawing pads
& much more!
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6 ~Service and repairs
S ~New installations
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Residential and commercial
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Water softeners Iron filters
City or well systems
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Salt delivery
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THE BA\KER COUNTY'PRESS, Thursday, December 25, 2008 Page 14

Dear Santa,
What I want for Christmas is a con-
troller for my PS2 because the other one
P.S. I have been wanting that for a
long time. *
Love, Ernie Jones

Dear Santa,
How is Rudolph doing? I tried to be
good this year so if I haven't been to bad
this year. I was going to as for a miny
P.S. Can I have one of your reindeer if
you can fit it in for me.
Love, Yours Tru'ly, Brandon Combs

Dear Santa, .
I hope you bring everyone toys. How
are the reindeer? The most toy I want for
Christmas is a Wil. Because, I can exer-
cise more,
P.S. I know it takes long to make a
Love, Dalton Starling
Dear Santa, ~
How have you and the reindeer been?
This year I think I would like a flat-screen
tv because my tv's screen is way to small
for me. I can early see my shows. My
opinion is that I need it because my eyes
hurt from squinting to see. I really think
I'm going to need that ty.
P.S. I think i've been better than
Love, A~shlhynn L. Harris

Dear Santa,
How are you? How is Mrs. Claus?
How are your reindeer? How is Rudolph?
The thing I mostly want is a cell phone. I
want the cell phone so that I can always
talk to my friends and family,
P.S. You are the best and would you
like soda or milk?
Love, Anastasia Keeney
Dear Santa,
I would like a pack of 80 Lego Vulture
Drolds. How is Rudolph? I bet he's really
happy. How are the elves right now? I bet
they are really, really excited,
P.S. How is the Lego Titanic going?
Dylan Hartley
Dear Santa, .
How ya doin'? Good thing you've got
the elves huh? Well the one thing I would
like most is a DS and one game Mario
Cart Racers. I want this because you can
.find games Ilke that on Gameboy.
SP.S. I've been good
P.S. What t-shirt size is Rudolph's?
With hope of a response.
Love, Devin Hartley

Dear Santa
How have you've been ,doing this
year? This year for Christmas I want a Wii.
I want it really bad. I have been a good
boy this year. If you got it for me I would
play it everyday,
P.S. Wake me up on Christmas Eve
that night because.l want to see you.
Love, Noah Carter

Dear Santa,
What is Rudolph doing? What are you
and-Mrs. Claus doing? So are the elves
making the right toys? Well the thing .I
want the most is a hamster with a cute
black spot and all white everywhere else.
I wish I could have one but I want two. A
boy and a girl.
P.S. Ernle does not think your real.
Lydia Lovingood)

Dear Santa,
How are you doing?~ I hope you are
doing good. I bet your elfes are working
very hard. By the way, I have ben a good
this year and I would really like a my twin
doll. I never had a doll that looked Just like
me before.
P.S. What is your favorite kind of
SLove, Brooklyn Rhodedi

Dear Santa,
'How is your wife doing? How are your
elves? Are you doing good? Your the best.
There are many things I want, but the one
thing I really really want is to h'ave the best
Christmas ever. I will have the cookies on
the coumter. The Christmas free is right
beside the fireplace. I left some carotid
In the refrigIrator for the reindeer, If theft
want them.
P.S. What toy would you Ilke from my
room? When you deside you can come
upstairsand get it eAs~na

Wildcat standout Josh Wiseman had a team-high 21 against Columb~ia County.

cars top


The Wildcat basketball team
ran its record to 8-1 going~into
this week's Florida First Coast
Classic hosted by Baker County
High School. The TWildcats got a
big wiri over. Baldw'in on the road
December 19 and then survived
a late ~run to defeat a dangerous
Columbia High Tigers team at
the BCIIS gym on Saturday.
The Cats arrived in Baldwin
red hot~ to face the 3-5 Indians.
They stayed that wkay through-
out the first quarter as they out-
Iscored Baldwin 18-3. Through
most of the half, the Wildcats
swarming defense kept forciing
turnovers and the Indians were
scoreless until late in the period.
Once they got on the score-
board, the Indians settled dowin
at little and were able to make
some baskets. But the Cats took
an overwhelming 39-17 lead into
the intermission.
The third period was forget"
table, as both teams managed
little in the way of offense. Bald-
win scored 10 to the Cats' 9, bit
couldn't produce a surge to trin
away at the lead.
The Wildcats turned on the
jets in the final period and went
on a 17-3 streak to seal the vic-

torJsh Wisernan led the way :
with 24 points, inchiding a cou-
ple of memorable dunks. Dela'no
Paige and Ike Parker both ~had
10 points and Blane Finley had
8. Finle\ and Chrls WaL-lton had a
.pair of three pointers and W'ise-
man had four long range shots. `
*The Wildcats knew going
thto Saturday'ls game with Co-
lumbia County that the Tigers
were a better team than their 4-5
record indicated. The simple fact
that t~he game was CHS/BCHS
was reason enough to th row the
records out the window.'
That proved to be the calse as
BCHS' had to' fight off-a furious
Tiger comeback in the fourth
quarter to secure aijl-59 wcin. '
Both teams started the game
tight' and neither got into double
figures by the end of the first
period. But BCHS w~oke up first
and a one-handed W'iseman
dunk nvoke up the crowd.
The Crts took: the lead early :
in the second pertrod and then
ran out to a fitre-point edge at the
half. BCHS led 27-22 going into
intermission. but It was clear that
this wouldn't be i cakew~alk.
The Caits kept up the pressure
in the third period aind got good
outside scoring from their front
court. Paige wasj particularly
effective outside and Wirseman
used height to h:is adiantagei.
BCHS w~as up by 15 at' the end
of the period.
Bput CHS was far from done.
The Cats substituted and the
intensity le~el dropped as the'
Tigers turned up the heat. The
visitor's went on a 241-11 run in
the period and BCHS had to
scratch ahd claw to keepj them
from stealing a w~in.
W'iseman had 21. Paige 17
and Walton 7 poi nts. The Cats
will next face Madison County,
the only~ team to havre beaten
them this season, on Deceimber
S29 at. 8:.00. pm in their opening
ratind game of the Florida First
Coast Tournament.

Marti Coniner

Honors graduate
Marti L~eigh Conner of Mac-
clen~ny was awarded a bachelor
of arts clegree in elementary edu-
c rtyo wlcn um laude bd athe
Friday, December 12, 2008.

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