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79th Year, Vol. 48 Thursday, April 9, 2009 Macclenny, Florida 50O

Privatization 'not dead'

BCSO piecing

together links in

Removed from senate bill; still lurks in house

Florida State Hospital (NEFSH) remains alive
in the Florida House, a campaign launched
by local officials and supported by Baker
County's leg-
islative del-
egation made By
significant Joel Addington
progress by
eliminating it
in the senate.
An amendment by Sen. Durrell Peaden
Jr. who chaired the subcommittee that
added the privatization language late last
month removed the measure that called

Driver dies

as rig hauling

vehicles veers


reporter@bakercountypress. corn
The driver of a truck haul-
ing three vehicles on a carrier
trailer was killed on Interstate
10 west of Sanderson April 3
when the truck went off the
highway for an unknown rea-
son, hit several pine trees and
rolled onto its side in a drain-
age ditch about 1:30 pm.
Anthony A. Lamar, 36, of
Montgomery, Ala. was pro-
nounced dead at the scene by
a Baker County paramedic a
half-hour later.
According to the Florida
Highway Patrol, the lead ve-
hicle on the trailer became
airborne during the impact
and collided with the cab of
Lamar's 2003 Ford F-350.
He was alive and communi-
cating, though bleeding heav-
ily from the nose and head, im-
mediately following the crash,
said witness Kathy Taylor of
Mayo, Fla.



brings faith


to church

-See page 7

for outsourcing management of the facility to
achieve a roughly $4 million annual general
revenue savings. That occurred during the
senate ways and means committee hearing
April 7.
Sen. Charlie Dean Sr. (R-Invemess), who
represents Baker County, had spent the last
week lobbying his chamber's Republican
leadership to strike the privatization lan-
guage, arguing it could cost the state more
than $4 million in payouts of unused leave
"There's no savings so I think we should
leave it alone," he said. "I don't think you
can put a just value on the quality of service

these people are delivering to the citizens of
the State of Florida ... Some people look at
it from a budget standpoint. I don't look at it
like that. I'm very pleased with today's deci-
sion," said Sen. Dean later on Tuesday.
A small concession from pro-privatization
legislators in the house came the same day,
allowing the state's Department of Children
and Families (DCF) to compete alongside
private entities like GEO Care Inc. for the
hospital's management contract.
GEO Care, based in Boca Raton, oper-
ates three state-owned facilities in South
(See page 8)

"I called 911 twice," she
Behind the victim's truck,
which was eastbound in the left
lane, was a semi-trailer in the
right lane, and immediately be-
hind it, was Ms. Taylor's car.
She said without warning,
Mr. Lamar's truck and trailer

cut across the highway into the
outside lane, causing her and
the semi to brake.
"He shot out in front of both
of us. We could have easily
been wrecked, too," said Ms.
Taylor, who was going to Jack-
sonville with her son for a doc-
tor's appointment. "We don't

know if he fell asleep or what,
but he wasn't swerving or noth-
ing [before the accident]."
Investigating Trooper K.M.
Boatright Jr. said a blood
test will determine if alcohol
played a role in the accident.
It marked the fifth fatality on
Baker County roads in 2009.

6 years for DUI manslaughter

A circuit judge sentenced a Glen
St. Mary man on April 6 to a six-year
prison term for DUI manslaughter in
the death of his 9-year-old nephew in
an ATV accident in June of last year.
Nathaniel D. Ryan, 27, earlier en-
tered a guilty plea to the charge and
as part of the agreement between
prosecution and defense, a compan-
ion charge of DUI was dropped.
Mr. Ryan, who had a pending
drunk driving charge in Lake County
at the time of the fatal accident, will
have to serve a minimum of four
years and will be on drug-offender Mr. Ryan at
probation for nine years following pearance.
his release.
The court record indicates that Mr. Ryan plead-
ed down to reckless driving in the Lake County

case and received a year on proba-
tion. It was his only prior criminal
Mr. Ryan was driving a Honda
four-wheeler on a rutted dirt road just
off Crews Rd. near his residence late
in the afternoon of June 22 when he
lost control on a curve and struck a
tree. He received minor injuries, but
passenger William Blane Coburn
died later of head trauma and other
injuries at Shands Jacksonville.
The defendant's blood-alcohol lev-
el was .121 shortly after the accident,
more than two and one-half times
what the state considers intoxicated.
Among the impact statements

(See page 2)


For the past week s
investigators have bee
ering evidence on the
about and communi-
cations of suspected
murderer Aaron M.
Fox during the evening
of April 1, when Sand-
erson resident Sterling
F. Howell was stabbed
to death at his Howell
Lane residence off S.
CR 229.
"We continue
to work on it," said
Sheriff Joey Dobson.
"We're running down
a lot of information.
We've spoken to a lot
more witnesses and we
to put the defendant ir
with people that mal
case better."
One of those peop
man who police say NV
25, talked to on a cel
about obtaining Mr. H
banking information ju
to the murder.
The man is not beli
be involved with the
said Mr. Dobson.
"Not at all," he sai
identified him and w
viewed him ... It help:
Mr. Fox lived w
mother about 50 yard
Mr. Howell's home. Sh
police about 7:30 pi
overhearing the cell
conversation about gett
Howell's PIN code and
ing him leave wearing
said the sheriff during

1 st murder

ON conference the next day about
' 12 hours after the suspect was
sheriff's captured.
-n gath- Deputies arrested Mr. Fox
where- about 1:30 am April 2 after
his sister contacted police. She
picked him up on Mud
Lake Road where of-
ficers pulled over her
vehicle and took him
into custody.
The defendant is
charged with first
degree murder and
grand theft.
The latter charge
is for stealing Mr.
Howell's truck, which
-" was recovered the fol-
Aaron Fox lowing morning in a
wooded area off Steel
re able Bridge Road. Mr. Dobson said
placbles the 2007 Ford pickup's keys
were found by divers in a pond
,es our in the same area.
le ia Investigators are still search-
r. Fox, ing for the murder weapon,
1 phone however. It's believed to be a
lowell's knife or another very sharp
ist prior object. The 56-year-old victim
st prior was stabbed multiple times in
the torso and neck area.
eied to Mr. Dobson described the
crime, attack as "very violent" during
d. "We the press conference.
e inter- Mr. Fox is a convicted felon
s US for and was released from prison
in 2007 after serving time for
ith his burglary and grand theft. There
is from was also an active warrant for
e called his arrest from Duval County
m after in connection with a DUI case,
phone said Mr. Dobson.
The suspect remains in
watch-ing Mr. county jail without bond pend-
gloves, ing a grand jury hearing on
a press April 17.
a press

Decline in prisoner

revenues guarantees

tightened law budget

reporter@bakercountypress. corn
With six months left to go in the fiscal year, Baker County admin-
istration is keeping a close eye on two areas of the budget the road
and bridge fund and the fine and forfeiture fund.
The latter, which was partially balanced last fall using about $2
million in reserves, will almost certainly come up short again this
year, said County Manager Joe Cone. The question is how much.
The fine and forfeiture fund pays for sheriffs department opera-
There was also a small amount of carry forward revenue, which is
money remaining in the previous year's budget that's rolled into the
next year, that helped balance the fund last September.
Finance director Debbie Perryman says that won't happen again
this year.
"They'll spend it all," she said with confidence.
Halfway through the year, the sheriffs operations have consumed
$3.5 million of the $6.4 million fund.
The fund gets its revenue largely from the fine and forfeiture por-
tion on property owners' tax bills, which runs $4.40 per $1000 of
taxable property value.
Simply put, the owner of a property taxed at $100,000 pays $440
per year to fund the sheriffs department.
Until recently though, the fund was propped up with revenue from
federal law enforcement agencies like the US Marshal's service and
immigration for housing their prisoners at the local jail.
But dwindling capacity there and a new prison in southern Geor-
gia have dried up those dollars.
"We used to get over a million dollars a year in the past," she said,
adding that no federal funds have been received since December.
If the new jail being constructed north of Macclenny and expect-
ed to open in June can attract enough federal prisoners, the shortfall
could be less critical.
But officials won't know until later this year how much revenue
will be generated, and therefore, how much could be used to balance
(See page 2)

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(from page 1)
read into the record before Judge
James Nilon of Gainesville pro-
nounced sentence were those
of Mr. Ryan's mother and the
mother of young Blane. Both re-
counted how the accident's trag-
ic aftermath has affected their
lives and those of other family
The pre-sentence hearing
took more than two hours at
the end of a lengthy docket day
Monday and at times was quite
moving, including a video of the
victim and a brother singing in a
talent contest in Clay Hill.
Other support letters in the
court file affirmed that Mr. Ryan
had a close relationship with his
nephew and other younger mem-
bers of his family.
Judge Nilon, remarking that
justice is not fairly served in
cases like this, took Mr. Ryan's

driver's license away for life,
and ordered he have no contact
with the victim's family upon
release. He was also ordered to
pay $7015 restitution to Mrs.
Colburn for funeral and other
Ironically, the victim's father
Jason Colburn, 31, of Starke
is due in court this week on a
charge of culpable negligence in
the death of his son.
The state alleges Mr. Colburn
was aware that afternoon that
Mr. Ryan had been consuming
alcohol at a cookout, and al-
lowed Blane to ride on the four-
wheeler anyway. He also knew
that the vehicle was designed
for one person only, and that his
son did not have on a helmet re-
quired by law.
Mr. Ryan was represented by
Donald Mairs of Jacksonville,
the prosecution by assistant state
attorney Ralph Yazdiya.

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Other sentencing during busy court session...
In other court cases this week, Judge followed by seven years on probation. probation for burglary and theft, and was
James Nilon placed Roby Bennett of Doug- Heather Ivec pleaded no contest to the ordered to serve an additional half-year on
las, Ga. on probation for five years in re- charges, and will do 50 hours of communi- probation, plus attend addiction meetings
turn for a no contest plea to grand theft ty service on release. Judge Nilon ordered three times weekly.
of nearly $27,000 paid to him for custom her to stay away from victim Teresa Yelko Jason Parish will be on house arrest one
cabinets that were either not delivered or and withheld adjudication. year following a brief county jail sentence
lacked proper workmanship. A drug-offender probation two years in in return for a no contest plea to attempted
Mr. Bennett, 77, was a salesman for duration was ordered in the case of Michael aggravated battery on a pregnant woman.
a company based in Waycross, Ga. and D. Jones, who entered a no contest plea to He is also required to take a batterer's in-
owned by his son. He collected the money possession and sale of prescription medi- tervention class.
from five Baker County customers between cation and possession of paraphernalia. He Matthew Pearce admitted to violating
December, 2004 and May, 2005. was adjudged guilty. probation and will serve a six-month jail
The judge also ordered restitution. Patricia Stephens will be on drug-of- sentence for burglaries in 2008.
Joshua Davis will be on house arrest fender probation three years for obtaining Joshua Plummer was adjudged guilty
one year followed by a similar term on pro- medication by fraud. She also entered a no of aggravated fleeing police, driving on a
bation for felony driving on a suspended contest plea and was adjudged guilty. suspended license and resisting arrest and
license. Nicky Dial admitted to violating pro- will be in county jail six months, followed
A four-year probation and 100 hours bation in 2008 drug cases and was ordered by two years on probation.
of community service were ordered for Eu- to county jail for one year, less 99 days al- Alex Wilcox Jr. admitted to probation
gene Finley, who pleaded no contest to bur- ready served. violation in a 2004 case of sale and deliv-
glary. He will pay a $500 fine and serve the A nine-month jail sentence was ordered ery of cocaine, and will serve a county jail
remainder of a 90-day jail sentence. for Robert Leighton after he admitted to vi- sentence of 364 days.
The sole remaining defendant in a olating probation for possessing controlled A warrant was issued for the arrest of
June, 2008 home burglary and grand theft drugs without a prescription. Thomas Hart when he failed to appear for
in Macclenny got one year in county jail, Shawn Nicholson admitted violating a compliance hearing.

Budget wil
(from page 1)
the fine and forfeiture fund.
"We should have a pretty good
idea after about three months [of
operations]," said Mr. Cone.
Without such new revenue
though, Ms. Perryman said she
expects another transfer from
the county's roughly $8 million
in reserves.
"I would assume it'd be the
same [as last year]," she said.
The road and bridge fund,
which as its name implies pays
for transportation work for the
county, was also balanced using
a small amount of reserves last
fall and about $150,000 in carry-
forward money.
The fund is fed mainly by gas
taxes, which have been down



1 tighten
slightly so far this year, though
according to Manager Cone not
to the extent first feared.
The concern is that by next
fiscal year, which begins Octo-
ber 1, if gas taxes remain low,
the fund may not have enough
money to cover expenditures for
2009-10, especially given lack
of carry forward revenue that's
"Last year we balanced that
with carry-forward and a little
bit of reserves," Mr. Cone said.
"This year we'll be okay, but
there won't be any carry-for-
However, the assumption last
fall that the gas prices would
remain at about $4 a gallon
through the year means there
will be extra money in the road


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million of the $7.5 million fund.
About $4 million of that budget
comes from state small county
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Page 3

Privatization of state hospital

boomerangs back each session

"They're baaaack! !"
On two occasions the past week,
I was in conversations where one of
the parties declared, in effect, that
the people who want to privatize


ics in Florida, would likely have
to engage in competitive bidding
to get the one for NEFSH. But it's
already in the business, and we can
assume it's not staying in it for phil-

management of Northeast Florida
State Hospital will never quit until they get what
they want.
What they want is a private management contract
for the 600-plus bed mental hospital, a cornerstone
to Baker County's economic house going on now a
This latest push as the Florida Legislature gets
down to business in its annual spring rite of pas-
sage is a bit different than the half-dozen or so past
attempts to wrestle away control of NEFSH from
the state, or change its mission.
In past years, like a bubble rising to the top of
a water basin, somewhere, somehow a provision
would appear in an appropriations bill to "study"
turning NEFSH over to private management in
"legislative-speak" that's akin to getting the camel's
nose in the tent.
This spring, however, the effort pitted legislators
against each other, lawmakers from other parts of
Florida. The chairman of an appropriations sub-
committee that had excised the privatization study
from a Florida House bill bristled with indignation
when the speaker presto! put it back in the
Senator Charlie Dean, whose district stretches
from Baker County south to just north of Tampa
(whew!) hinted strongly he'd resign as majority
senate whip if such behavior continued.
After all, what's the purpose of holding commit-
tee hearings and votes to send up proposals to the
full body is someone in leadership yanks things out
and stuffs others in?
Such behavior is likely more common than us
commoners comprehend, but it raises important
questions and hopefully outrage and animosity
among the offended lawmakers.
What it suggested to many of us, including the
two conversants quoted in the second paragraph
above, is there's more here than meets the eye.
It's called money.
GEO Care, which already has private manage-
ment contracts with other mental hospitals and clin-

anthropic motives.
Could GEO, or another entity including the
Department of Children and Families that currently
manages NEFSH, shave off costs from the more
than $73 million budget next year?
It probably could; surely there's fat in the 1200
positions authorized for the hospital.
But, as pointed out by Joel Addington of the
newspaper staff, isn't that an argument in favor of
keeping the hospital under state management? The
legislature could this week mandate that NEFSH
trim the $4 million annually said to be needed for
other things, and the hospital would have little
choice but to comply.
Would the quality of treatment plummet as a
result of a 5.5% drop in spending? Probably not
significantly, if management insisted the reductions
come mostly from mid-level and above positions
that tend to be removed from day-to-day patient
Could GEO, or any other private firm, actually
re-locate the state hospital? It's not likely since the
state owns the property. Unless, of course, a pri-
vate management company convinced legislators
the hospital should be more centrally located in
north-central Florida where most of the population
it serves is located.
And, as the facility passes the 50-year mark, the
obsolescence argument could easily erupt.
Then we'd be in real trouble, and back to the time
when Florida seriously considered turning the hospi-
tal into a prison one for the criminally insane. We
don't need another prison in the area, and damn sure
don't need one for the criminally insane though
some of them are presently at NEFSH in special
units. They await stabilization and release so they
can stand trial for criminal acts. Yeah, right.
The recent efforts by local government, the
Chamber of Commerce and others to fend off priva-
tization are admirable. If they succeed, they deserve
the credit.
It's also excellent practice for the next time.

Prehistoric reptiles keep popping

up in news, tclcvision and real life

See you later, alligator!
After while, crocodile!
My dad was fond of this bright,
cheerful saying and I heard it re-
peatedly while growing up. The
most I knew of alligators was
that they were the emblem on an
Izod shirt. Of crocodiles, I knew
nothing at all.
The first alligator I saw in the
wild was sunning on the bank of
a pond on Bull's Island, a spec-
tacular wildlife habitat off the
coast of South Carolina. It was
black as coal, about the size of a
sofa and the most sinister look-
ing thing I had ever encoun-

Somc things better left to professionals

I listened to
Andy Rooney
on 60 Minutes
Sunday, and
I always find
him funny and
insightful I
wish I had his
wit. He talked



about all the things he doesn't
He wasn't bemoaning not
knowing them, because he
claimed that the vast majority
of the world didn't know them
either. I'm in the same boat.
Ibaffle mi sl f\ ith the degree
of my stupidity on some subjects.
There are things that not only
don't I know anything about,
but I am convinced that the few
things that I do know about that
subject are patently wrong.
That usually doesn't stop me
from expounding on those top-
ics, and I invariably wind up
sounding like an idiot. But then,
I'm not alone.
I'm just happy somebody
knows something about these

topics so I don't
have to go out of
my way to learn
anything about
them. It isn't
that I'm lazy
or don't like to
learn. I like to
learn about a lot

of things. But some subjects con-
tinue to avoid me or I them.
Plumbing, for example. I
know little about plumbing and
what I do know is probably erro-
neous. That means that anything I
attempt to do with plumbing will
almost undoubtedly be wrong.
If I do manage to fix a leaky
faucet or clean out a clogged
drain, I have almost certainly
employed the "dumb luck" prin-
cipal. It states that some things are
bound to go right just because of
dumb luck. Try it again, however,
and dumb luck is likely to des-
ert you, leaving you with water
squirting all over the kitchen or a
screwdriver stuck in a drain.
Roofing is another thing
I attempt at my peril. At the

moment I am contemplating it
again because my roof is leaking
between our dining room and
den. I basically know how to do
it and did some roofing when we
built the house. But that was easy
because it was new work.
Repairing something is a dif-
ferent breed of cat. The fact that
I "basically" know how to do it
is probably worse than if I knew
nothing about it at all. If I make
the mistake of thinking I know
more than I do, I will likely wind
up with four leaks where I now
have one.
I'm forever making the mis-
take of thinking I know more
than I actually do. One of the
more dangerous places where
one applies that line of thinking
with disastrous effects is in auto
When I was younger, I
thought I should learn to service
my own car. That's fine if you've
got someone to teach you who
really knows his stuff. Since my
father wasn't adept at car repair,
I learned via library books.
Here's the thing. At that time
the Columbia County public
library was located in a tiny little
building in downtown Lake City,
and had only 4000-5000 books.
So a book on the care and feed-
ing of a 1948 model pickup truck
didn't really help me when I was
trying to tune up my 1978 Dodge
But I was too stupid to real-
ize I was stupid, and wound up
having to basically push the car
across the street to the service sta-
tion. Now I rely on Jimmy Cole,

Art i

Classes for
s a wonderful
Call M

a trained professional, because I
have come to feel that working
on my own car is akin to doing
my own brain surgery. It's only
going to end badly.
I feel the same way about
computers. I am pretty computer
savvy; I can design a Web site
and do all kinds of nifty stuff.
But when my computer begins to
act up, I'm always a little wary.
About 10 years ago I had a ter-
rific HP Pavilion computer that I
just loved. It worked great until it
got a computer virus. I struggled
for hours with various anti-virus
programs until finally, I got so
frustrated I decided I would re-
install the operating system.
For a real live computer whiz
it would have been an easy task,
but for someone convinced they
know more than they actually
do, it is disaster in the making. I
had no manuals to go by since I
couldn't get on the Internet. But
really, I thought, how hard could
it be?
After about four hours I dis-
covered how hard it could be.
In fact, I was left with a really
expensive door stop a big
old piece of metal with nothing
inside that worked. After that, I
learned a valuable lesson.
Whenever I think I'm clever
or smart, I just remember back
to all the bonehead things I have
done because I have had a too
high opinion of myself, and then
I take a deep breath, exhale, and
call a professional.
It's easier, cheaper and doesn't
land me in the dog house nearly
as often.

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I peered at it through bin-
oculars, felt a shudder go up my
spine and was thankful I was on
the other side of the pond.
I learned the difference be-
tween an alligator and a croco-
dile while watching a National
Geographic special. Crocodiles
lived in tropical climates, had
longer, more slender snouts and
an exposed forth tooth. They are
shy and rarely came into contact
with humans.
Well, what about those stories
I'd read in Reader's Digest? Like
the missionary girl who was
watching two kids by a river in
Africa. A crocodile grabbed her,
pulled her into the water and af-
ter a struggle, bit her arm off at
the shoulder.
Then there was that photo
which circulated with an Inter-
net news story of a huge alliga-
tor that lived in the waterways
around a resort golf course.
"The gator had been acting
weird. It was all swollen up and
we got suspicious," said an em-
ployee at the course.
Experts were called in. The
gator was captured, killed and
cut open.
Inside were the remains of a
golfer who had been reported
missing from the resort two days
These are the extreme cases,
I know, but these reptiles, along
with sharks, are among the few
things that truly frighten me.
I was watching a program on
Animal Planet recently which
showed everyday folks like you
and me being taught to handle
alligators. One woman didn't
heed the instructor's warning
about not letting the gator's head
get too close to her own. It bit her
in the face and wouldn't let go.
I switched to the Hallmark
Dr. Jean Dowling and I took
a road trip to Folkston, Ga. last
year and stopped at the Okefe-
nokee Swamp visitor's center

on the way back to Macclenny.
There were lots of people in the
park, many canoeing. At one
point I walked out onto a dock
with my camera to photograph
an egret poking around in the
Something broke the surface
of the water no more than ten
feet from where I was standing
and I found myself face-to-face
with an alligator. A big alliga-
I didn't scream or faint or pee
my pants like I expected I would
if ever faced with just such an
encounter. Actually, I surprised
myself and remained relatively
calm. I was already in position
to shoot a photo of the bird, so I
ever so slightly shifted the cam-
era's position and photographed
the gator instead.
He slowly turned, then sank
beneath the water, leaving only
a swirl on the surface to indicate
his presence. I promptly got my
behind off the dock and back
into the visitor's center.
We'd only been there 15 min-
utes, but I told Jean I was ready
to leave.
"I'm hungry, let's go eat
lunch," I told her.
"Sure," she said. "I know a
good place in St. George. They
have great fried gator tail."


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Dollar General to relocate

City grants setback variances for site across 121

reporter@abakercountypress. corn
The Macclenny Zoning Adjustment Board
unanimously agreed to reduce the setback and
landscaping buffer requirements for the Dollar
General store's new location on the east side of
S. 6th St. between Taco Bell and McDonald's.
MVG Development of Ponte Vedra Beach
is progressing with plans for the site and re-
quested the reductions due to its small size and
dog-legged configuration, the company's de-
velopment director Tim Greene told the board
April 6.
He said MVG intends to buy the property
from its current owner Carl Stoudemire Jr.
- once all the regulatory approvals are in place
for the project, including those from the Florida
Department of Transportation and St. Johns
River Water Management District.
Then the developer will lease it to Dollar
General, which now has its store in the Baker
Square (Winn-Dixie) shopping center south-
west of the proposed site.
Dollar General plans to place a roughly
9000-square-foot prefabricated metal building
at the new location.
"We tried to design this no less than six dif-
ferent ways ... This is the most efficient way I
can design this site," said Mr. Greene.
Plans for the proposed half-acre site at 1263

S. 6th St. call for a dry retention pond and park-
ing lot on the front portion with the store build-
ing on the rear.
The board granted variances of six feet on
the rear setback and 24 feet on the side setback
separating the store from residentially-zoned
property to the southeast owned by Leo Wood.
Mr. Wood said he didn't object to the reduced
setbacks as long as Mr. Greene committed to
installing a 6-foot-tall chain link fence and low-
maintenance landscaping that wouldn't present
a nuisance to his property, which the developer
agreed to do.
However, the potential annoyance from
noise and headlights in the store's parking lot
concerned neighboring resident Barbara Corris,
who lives south of the proposed store.
"I don't want to hear their noise and I don't
want to see them," she said after requesting a
10-foot-high cement block wall be erected be-
tween the Dollar General and her lot.
Although Mr. Greene would not commit to
building such a barrier, he agreed to an 8-foot-
high and solid (not slatted) vinyl fence.
"There is a cost concern," he said. "I'm not
excited about a block wall and certainly not a
10-foot-high block wall."
The board also agreed to reduce the land-
scape buffering requirements by as much as
14 feet on the south side of the property but as
little as one foot on the back side.

Warrants lead to baby pot plants

Deputies found 37 young and drug paraphernalia posses- pended for failure to pay fines.
marijuana plants at a Sanderson sion as well as a felony count for He was arrested for driving on a
man's residence the evening of cultivation of the drug. suspended license and cited for
April 4 while serving two war- A 23-year-old Starke woman careless driving.
rants on him for drug dealing, was arrested for having marijua- Ms. Walter was also taken
While being handcuffed on na and drug paraphernalia when into custody afterthe cigartested
his porch at 28693 N. CR 127 the vehicle she was a passenger positive for marijuana. A further
about 9:30 pm, Michael Wayne in was stopped near SR 121 search of the vehicle uncovered
Rhoden, 36, asked if he could go and Woodlawn Rd. in the early a bag of marijuana inside a black
inside to put on shoes. morning hours of April 5. wallet near the passenger seat. It
Deputy Patrick McGauley es- The vehicle driven by Mi- also contained a card with Ms.
corted the suspect inside where chael V. Burnette, 26, also from Walter's name on it.

the officer observed a bag of
pot, a marijuana cigarette and
pipe with what appeared to be
the drug's residue inside on the
top of a desk.
When asked about the items
Mr. Rhoden said he'd been
smoking marijuana.
Once back outside, Deputy
McGauley and Sgt. James Mark-
er noted a tray of plastic water
bottles used as planting pots for
what appeared to be juvenile
marijuana plants ranging in size
from one to five inches.
Mr. Rhoden was questioned
about the plants and he respond-
ed by asking to speak with an
attorney. He was taken to county
jail and faces two misdemeanor
charges for marijuana possession

Starke, was pulled over when
Lt. David Bryant observed the
white Nissan failing to stay in its
lane about 1:45 am. The officer
asked for the driver's license and
Mr. Burnette responded it was
Deputy Bryant also detected
the odor of marijuana coming
from the vehicle and said he ob-
served the female passenger, lat-
er identified as Delores Walter,
holding a burning cigar filled
with pot.
Ms. Walter put out the cigar
and handed it to the officer.
There was also a large glass
water pipe on the floorboard be-
tween her legs.
A check of Mr. Burnette's
license confirmed it was sus-

Health week
To celebrate National Public
Health Week (April 6-12), the
Baker County Health Depart-
ment will be distributing health
education materials and offering
free blood pressure screenings
from 9:00 am to 11:00 am April
6, 8 and 10 at Walgreens in Mac-
Call 259-3152, extension 2248
or 2253, for more information.



An Olustee man named in a
criminal complaint for conspira-
cy to steal merchandise from the
Dollar General Store on South
6th in Macclenny on March 27
was the victim of an alleged ac-
cidental shooting at his residence
about midnight on March 31.
Tommy Rollins, 55, was flown
to Shands Jacksonville after the
incident and has since been re-
leased. Both he and Marissa
Brill, 24, of Olustee, who was
at the residence off Michael Ca-
son Rd. that night, told Deputy
Chris Walker the .357 derringer
fired after Mr. Rollins dropped
it while attempting to close his
front door. The bullet struck him
in the abdomen.
Mr. Rollins is listed as own-
er of American Automotive in
Macclenny. He is a part time
preacher and organizer the past
two years of the Martin Luther
King Day parade in Macclenny.
On April 3, Mr. Rollins and
employee Micky Turner, 41,
of Sanderson were named in a
complaint for conspiring with
clerk Roberta Mills, 30, of Jack-
sonville to steal merchandise
from the Macclenny store.
Surveillance tapes allegedly
show Mr. Rollins in the store
twice on March 27 placing items
on the check-out counter, and
Ms. Mills bagging them without
passing them through a scanner.
Mr. Turner, who is listed as
Ms. Mills' husband, is shown
on tape doing the same thing
on March 28 and 29. A store se-
curity worker estimates the two
made off with more than $1500
in merchandise.
Ms. Mills and Mr. Turner
were arrested and charged with
petty theft, and Deputy Walker
said the clerk signed a statement
detailing the theft conspiracy.
Mr. Rollins denied stealing
anything, and promised to pro-
duce a receipt on April 4. As of
early this week, he had not done

thiefshoots himself

Maj. Gerald Gonzalez, chief
of patrol for the sheriffs depart-
ment, said on Monday there is no
immediate connection between
the accidental shooting and theft
In a second, unrelated case
of conspiracy theft from a store,
warrants will be sought for Tim-
othy Hardenbrook, 43, and Mor-
gan Loudermilk, 24, alleging
petty theft from Country Boy's
convenience store in Glen St.
Store manager Wendy Slater,
27, of Glen called police April
1 and furnished Deputy Jef-
frey Dawson with surveillance
tapes showing Mr. Laudermilk,
a store clerk, swiping Mr. Hard-
enbrook's credit card on several
occasions between March 11-20.
The clerk, described as Ms.
Slater's boyfriend, then voided
the purchases. Ms. Slater told

the officer she believes the two
committed similar crimes before
March 11, and placed the value
of the stolen merchandise for the
latter period at $126.76.

Annual breakfast
The GFWC Woman's Club of
Macclenny invites everyone to
attend the annual prayer break-
fast April 16 at 10:00 am at the
clubhouse on South 5th Street.
Feel free to bring a spouse or
friend. Please RSVP to Shirley
Padgett 259-3409.

Soil board to meet
The Baker Soil and Water
Conservation District board
will meet on Tuesday, April 21
at Connie's Kitchen from noon
until 1:00 pm. The public is in-

Nab reckless drivers

Two men were pulled over this past week in separate incidents and
landed in county jail on reckless driving charges April 5.
The first occurred shortly after midnight on N. SR 121 where Dep-
uty Christopher Walker observed Albert Davis Jr.'s GMC truck run
off the road several times and also cause other drivers to stop after
traveling into the oncoming traffic.
The officer pulled the truck over near the SR 228 intersection and
the suspect admitted to having too much to drink.
When asked to exit the vehicle Mr. Davis had trouble walking and
used his truck for assistance, noted Deputy Walker. The officer also
said the suspect smelled of alcohol.
Mr. Davis was arrested and a shotgun found in the vehicle was
placed into evidence for safe keeping.
About five and half hours later, Deputy Matthew Sigers responded
to reports of a suspicious vehicle stopped in the middle of the road-
way on S. SR 228.
The officer found the tan Cadillac sedan driving at a high rate of
speed and "swerving all over the road with a complete disregard for
the safety of others," Deputy Sigers said in his report.
He followed the vehicle for about two miles, observing it leave
the right shoulder and cross over back over the center line about five
times before pulling it over near Deerfield Rd.
Behind the wheel was Sean Dunmore, 37, of Lake City, who could
not give a lawful explanation for his erratic driving, said Deputy
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Used truck buyer says he was ripped off;

dealer disputes lack of reverse whcn sold

A disabled Glen St. Mary man claims he
was taken for $800 and possibly more -
by a used car dealer who sold him a pickup
truck with a faulty transmission.
The co-owner of Young's Auto Sales on
US 90 in Glen disputes that, arguing that Ce-
cil Crews ruined the transmission on the 1998
GMA Sonoma when he poured too much
transmission oil into it on March 11, the day
after he purchased it for $5400.
Mr. Crews says he is aware that buying a
used vehicle is risky, and that in Florida such
vehicles are purchased "as is." He's insisting
he never took "constructive possession" of
the truck, and that Young's Auto Sales should
at least do the "ethical thing" and refund his
down payment.
"I had all good intentions of buying that
vehicle," said the 62-year-old retiree from the
Department of Corrections. "I liked the truck
and bought it to tool around in, and the first
place I took it I found out it wouldn't go in
Mr. Crews said he drove the Sonoma to
Keystone Heights and, after taking a wrong
turn on the way to his granddaughter's, dis-
covered it wouldn't back up. He was able to
maneuver it back out of a driveway and drove
it home.
He took it back to Young's, and an em-
ployee said their mechanic would look at it.
He never drove the truck again, and was told
in subsequent communications that it was be-
ing fixed "somewhere near Starke."
"I still don't know where it is," Mr. Crews
said in an interview April 6. "They gave me
my [sales and financing] papers back and the
license tag, and my first payment was due
March 24. I asked for my $800 (down pay-
ment) back and they said no the truck was
purchased 'as is.'"
Mr. Crews, incidentally, signed a financing
agreement requiring payments of $70 every
two weeks a total loan amount
of $7065. The annual interest rate
- 29.95 percent. Imp
He now admits he probably
shouldn't have signed on to that
loan, or even bought the truck for Resem
that matter. Mr. Crews has since Check on
speculated that his judgement may models, c
have been impaired by a fall he and classified
wife Vera took at the Jacksonville learn whe
Coliseum on February 28. He is Costs
aware that the high interest rate is The real c
related to a spotty credit record. liability. Ar
"I'm not complaining about the the aggra
loan part of it; I decided before I your total
bought it that I could afford the or motors
$140 a month and I liked the truck. Used
I was prepared to pay it," he said. Check wit
As for Young's Auto Sales, it is a particul
taking the position that Mr. Crews be difficult
knew about the "as is" rule, and considerir
further that he is responsible for ru- depended
ining the transmission. should be
"He test drove the truck and told Ask if the
us he wanted to purchase it," said Buyei
mechanic Colton Young, the son Federal la
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Young. "A day later,
he finds out there is no
reverse and he over-
filled it with trans-
mission oil. It should
hold 12-13 quarts and
he put five quarts too
much in it. That blew
out all the seals and
ruined it."
Mr. Crews counters
that he was advised
that five quarts was not
excessive, and noted
the dip stick indicated
it wasn't overfilled.
Regardless, Mr.
Young says it will take
$1000 to re-build the
He refused to elabo-
rate on where the truck
is now and whether
the repairs have been
"That truck had a
reverse when it left
here," Mr. Young in-

Mr. Young's mother
is adamant that Cecil
Crews' problems with
the Sonoma are his Cecil Crews with old
own making.
"We have a game
plan [on how to resolve the dispute] but I'm
not going to comment on it," said Ms. Young.
"We want to work with him, but he does not
want to be worked with. And he doesn't want
to accept the "as is" rule required by state and
federal laws. Whatever it was that happened
to the truck, he did it.

er truck he sought to replace with the Sonoma model.

A sp
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ortant things to know about purchasing
a used vehicle:

line or at the library or a bookstore for reference material on various car
options, their comparative costs and their track-record for reliability. Check
ads to compare prices. Call the Vehicle Safety Hotline (800-424-9393) to
ether a specific car model has ever been recalled.

cost of a car includes more than its purchase price. Consider the vehicle's re-
n unreliable car may cost you much more in frequent repairs, not to mention
ovation and time lost from work. Financing terms can also significantly affect
costs. Check with your local bank, credit union or even insurance company
club to compare rates.
car dealers
th the Better Business Bureau to learn if it has received complaints against
ar dealer. Never rely solely upon oral promises of a salesman which will
It or impossible to enforce; ask the salesman to put it in writing. If you are
ing buying a specific car, insist upon having the vehicle inspected by an in-
it mechanic before you buy it. Refusal to allow an independent inspection
a clear warning, and you should consider taking your business elsewhere.
vehicle has ever been in an accident.
r's guide
iw requires dealers to affix a Buyer's Guide sticker on the window of each
The sticker will inform you as to whether the car comes with a warranty and,
t specific protection the dealer will provide; whether the car is sold "as is"
warranties); that you should ask to have the car inspected by an independent
before you buy; that you should get all promises in writing; and what some
jor problems are that may occur with any vehicle.
car "as is" disclaims all warranties. You should not expect any legal protec-
car is a "lemon." In Florida, there is no used car lemon law. If the dealer
affirmatively disclaim all warranties in writing, you will be covered at least
d warranties of merchantability (the product will do what it is supposed to
ss for a particular purpose (dealer's advice that the car will be suitable for
ar use, such as hauling a trailer), and a good title. If the dealer provides its
en warranty, read the terms carefully to determine what repairs are covered,
t of coverage (parts, labor, deductibles, exclusions) and the other terms and
s. The dealer may try to sell you an extended service contract. You should
the extent to which the same repairs are already covered under the dealer's
The value of a service contract is determined by whether its price is likely to
r or less than the cost of repairs to the car.
te sales
save money by buying a used car from a private individual, such as through
fied section of The Press. However, you should be aware that private sellers
ve to provide you with a buyer's guide, and do not provide implied warranties
te law. Therefore, it may be even more important to obtain warranty prom-
iting and to obtain an independent inspection prior to purchase.

s not going to get his money back."
okeswoman for the Better Business
of Northeast Florida in Jacksonville
ed to a complaint by Mr. Crews by
a letter April 1 to get Young's Auto
version of events.
Young said this week she has yet to
it. When she does, she'll have 14 days
to respond before a second letter
goes out.
"Right now, it's a 'he said, she
said' situation," said Shannon
Nelson of the bureau, adding the
agency had never before received
a complaint on Young's.
"Used vehicles are sold 'as is'
and we advise people to take test
drives and have an independent
mechanic look at them before mak-
ing a decision whether to buy [see
accompanying article]."

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Camera may yield tips in burglary of

offices at Keller Intermediate April 2
Police are hoping surveil- mer drills from the new jail and after he allegedly destroyed a
lance videos will yield informa- sheriffs complex on SR 228 in $400 cell phone belonging to his

Anytime Fitness grand openingfestivities heldApri 3...
Audrey Lucas gets a princess hair do from stylist Jessica Hagan of Top Notch Salon as part of the grand opening celebration
ofAnytime Fitness located on South 6th St. in Macclenny behind First Federal Bank. A ribbon cutting ceremony kicked off the
festivities which included local vendors giving away complimentary goods and services, live music fom local musicians, tours of
the facility and a zumba exercise demonstration. Visitors who signed up for membership received free T-shirts.

Boyfriend found hiding in woods;

is charged with domestic violence

A Macclenny man was arrested for domestic In other c,
battery on his girlfriend after he was found hiding during the ea
in a wooded area near his mother's residence off tacking both
Crews Rd. on April 4. argument ove
William Godwin, 21, repeatedly struck girlfriend off CR 23-A.
Trisha MacLaughlin, 20, about the face and ribs Cpl. Ben
that afternoon, first at their residence off South 6th noted the girl
St. and again while they were in a vehicle enroute arrived aboul
to the Crews Rd. location, had an abrasi
The girlfriend told Deputy Wayne Limbaugh The scuffle
that Mr. Godwin was moving out, and wanted to place when t
be driven to a friend's house. Instead, they went to ing.
his mother's and, after apologizing for the earlier A crimir
attack, the boyfriend began striking her again, filed the evei
He attempted to hide in the woods when Ms. 26, of Glen
MacLaughlin called police. The deputy noted in Greenwood o
his report the left side of her face had redness and The comp
swelling consistent with being struck with a fist. the phone by
The accused refused to answer questions when band's girlfri
he was located in the wooded area. child support

Shopfifer is arrested trying

to take $2209 in merchandise

A Glen St. Mary woman is
charged with stuffing $2209
worth of clothing and jewelry
into a shopping bag before she
attempted to leave the Macclen-
ny Walmart without paying for
the items.
A store security employee told
police she first spotted Cynthia
Pendleton, 22, pushing a shop-
ping cart in an aisle filled with
Easter merchandise about 3:00
pm on April 5, then observed
the suspect stuffing items into a
Walmart bag.
In all, 37 separate items were
pulled from the bag after Ms.
Pendleton was detained. Be-
cause of the high total value, she

was booked for grand theft, a
third-degree felony.
The security officer told
Deputy Jerald Peterson that Ms.
Pendleton "freely admitted" at-
tempting to steal the items.
About 4:00 pm on April 3,
two other females admitted they
attempted to steal merchandise
from Walmart.
Felicity Crawford, 32, and
Vanna Hamilton, 25, were
stopped by the same security
worker as they tried to leave the
store with $99 in clothing stuffed
into purses.
Both women listed the same
address in Deerwood Circle in
Macclenny. They are charged
with petty theft.

ases, a 17-year-old girl was arrested
early morning hours of April 5 for at-
her mother and step-father during an
;r coming home late to their residence
Anderson of the sheriffs department
1 smelled strongly of alcohol when he
t 2:30, and the step-father's left hand
on from where the accused bit him.
e between the girl and the adults took
hey were restraining her from leav-
nal complaint for verbal threats was
ning of April 5 by Rachel Hodgson,
St. Mary against 25-year-old Karen
of Macclenny.
lainant said she was threatened over
Ms. Greenwood, who is her ex-hus-
end, when she called about past due

tion on the person or persons
who entered and vandalized the
office area at Keller Intermedi-
ate School in west Macclenny
overnight on April 2.
Employee Sonia Combs of
Sanderson called police when
she found a broken window lead-
ing into the assistant principal's
office about 6:00 that morning,
along with signs that someone
attempted to pry open a desk
drawer. An unsuccessful attempt
was also made to get into a file
cabinet in the school office.
Deputy John Hardin said a
window was broken outside the
teachers' lounge, but it appeared
no one entered through it.
No property was reported
In other theft and vandalism
reports the past week, some-
one made off with two ham-

north Macclenny about midday
on March 31.
Scott Gustafson of Jackson-
ville, an employee of Miller
Electric, said the drills were on
his tool cart when he broke for
lunch, and missing when he re-
turned an hour later. They are
valued at $280 each.
A 15-year-old male is the
subject of a criminal complaint
for burglary of a house on Rail-
road Ave. in west Macclenny the
evening of April 3.
The youth, who is from Mac-
clenny, was arrested walking on
US 90 after Dedra Carrington
of Glen St. Mary called police.
The boy admitted being inside
the structure belonging to Larry
Clayton Williams, 18, of
St. George, Ga. was named in a
complaint for criminal mischief

Drunk pedestrian arrested

after staggering in traffic lane
Robert A. Leroy, 49, of Lake walking and smelled of alcohol,
Worth, Fla. was arrested for Deputy Hauge noted.
disorderly intoxication after po- Mr. Leroy's speech was
lice say he was staggering onto mumbled and slurred as the of-
SR 121 near 1-10 the evening of ficer attempted to determine his
March 31. name and date of birth. Only
Mr. Leroy was reportedly after being taken to jail did Mr.
stumbling in and out of the road- Leroy give his name.
way about 11:30 pm causing a Not far away on Woodlawn
hazard for drivers attempting to Rd, Deputy Christopher Walker
avoid hitting him. responded to reports of a man
When he responded to the standing in the roadway at 2:30
area, Deputy Michael Hauge in the morning April 5. The of-
observed a man matching the ficer found Mickey A. Easter,
suspect's description staggering 27, standing at a residence and
through traffic as several vehi- arrested him for disorderly in-
cles took evasive action. toxication.
The officer approached Mr. Mr. Easter, who emitted a
Leroy and asked him to move very strong odor of alcohol, told
closer to his patrol car. The sus- the deputy he'd been dropped off
pect continued swaying, could and didn't know how to get back
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Both Mr. Williams and the
girl are students at Baker Coun-
ty High School, and the incident
occurred the morning of April 2
while both were in gym class.

4 students


are arrested
Four students were arrested
for unruly behavior and fighting
at Baker County Middle School
during a three-day period last
Teacher Alissa Campbell of
Jacksonville was treated for mi-
nor injuries to her shoulder and
upper back received when she
was struck several times break-
ing up a fight between two stu-
Ms. Campbell told Deputy
Tony Norman the students be-
gan fighting after entering her
fourth-period class about 1:00
pm. The students, a 14-year-old
female from St. George, Ga. and
a 12-year-old male from Mac-
clenny, were charged with bat-
tery on each other and both with
battery on the teacher.
The second offense is a third-
degree felony.
Two special ed students were
arrested for battery following in-
cidents in and around their class-
room on April 1 and April 3.
A 16-year-old male from
Glen St. Mary was charged with
repeatedly striking and kicking
a fellow male student, age 13,
the morning of April 1.
Aide Tammy McCullough
said she admonished the youth
earlier for "playful hitting" of
other students, then summoned
campus deputy Tracie Benton af-
ter the student cursed at her and
grabbed the head of the head of the younger
student and twice twisted it.
The boy was reportedly upset
that the victim was looking at
Deputy Benton noted in her
report she has warned the ac-
cused at least five times about
disruptive behavior.
Ms. McCullough and teach-
er Patsy Vinzant had to forcibly
subdue a 14-year-old male stu-
dent from Macclenny the after-
noon of April 3 after he became
enraged at another student and
wanted to fight him.
He was arrested for disturb-
ing the peace, a misdemeanor.

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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, April 9, 2009 Page 7

Gator great Tebow's

dad brings message of

faith, scripture to session

Press Staff
Bob Tebow, father of Florida
Gator quarterback Tim Tebow,
was the guest speaker at a men's
prayer breakfast held at the First
Assembly of God on April 4.
Earl Parish and Irene Thrift
were the chefs for the event,
serving up an early morning
breakfast of eggs, grits, biscuits
and sausage. A special treat was
the venison sausage made by
Aaron Crews.
Mr. Tebow spoke about the
perfectly designed way God's
people can enter His heavenly
kingdom even though they carry
a heavy caseload of sin.

Bob Tebow sharing his spirit

His message, which centered
on justification by faith, was
based on the third chapter of the
book of Romans, verses 21-29.
"This is the most central pas-
sage in the New Testament re-
garding our relationship to Christ
and explains our walk by faith,"
said Mr. Tebow. "The word faith
is mentioned six times in this
He stressed to his listeners
that if there was any topic in the
Bible he'd recommend for a one-
month study course, it would be
that passage from Romans.
"Some of you have studied
deer tracks more than you've
studied your scripture," said Mr.
Tebow, which drew a good-na-
tured laugh from the crowd.
He then quoted another pas-
sage, one very familiar to most
For all have sinned and fallen
short of the glory of God.
Mr. Tebow teased one of the
men in the audience who had

come from Baldwin to hear him
speak. "Now James, you really
need to memorize that verse."
He described the word "justi-
fy" as a court term, one that will
appear on each person's docket
in the courtroom of Heaven. He
also talked in length about God's
gift to men of justification by
faith and spoke encouragingly
about letting go of guilt for past
He expressed regret that so
many Christian people still find
it hard to believe that God can
completely love them because
of their sins. These folks, he has
observed, go through life contin-
uously trying to earn that grace,
when it
is their's
for the
he told
his au-
is that
the acts
of the
past and
the mis-
S of the

nailed to
ual message. the cross
"Because of God's gift of jus-
tification by faith, which cannot
be earned by earthly works, ev-
erything on your docket file can
be forgiven and a positive righ-
teousness can take its place,"
said Mr. Tebow. "I think this
is the greatest message on the
Bob Tebow holds a masters of
theology degree from Western
Seminary in Portland, Oregon
and since 1985 has operated the
Bob Tebow Evangelistic Asso-
ciation, a missionary ministry
to the Philippines. The ministry
employs over 45 evangelists and
runs an orphanage, Uncle Dick's
Home, for 50 orphans.
The men's prayer breakfast
is held monthly at First Assem-
bly of God on north Fifth St. in
Macclenny, and is open to all
men. The next breakfast will be
held May 2 and the guest speak-
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, April 9, 2009 Page 8

'Safe Sleep' project saves lives

B CHD aligns with effort to curb infant crib deaths

Press Staff
The Baker County Health
Department has taken an ini-
tiative to educate the women it
serves about safe sleep practices
for newborn babies.
The Safe Sleep program,
grant-funded by the March of
Dimes, was implemented in
spring of last year.
Sue Murphy, directs the pro-
gram and helped get it started
after several infant deaths oc-
curred in Baker County during
a short time period.
Sudden Infant Death Syn-
drome, also known as SIDS, is
familiar to most people. It usu-
ally affects infants under six
months of age sleeping on their
stomachs. Children older than
that are rarely victims of the
problem. National education ef-
forts discouraging parents from
letting infants sleep on their
stomachs have had good results.
"That message seems to have
gotten out to mothers fairly suc-
cessfully. Most women, if you
ask them, now know the safest
sleep position for an infant is on
its back," Ms. Murphy said.
Sleeping on the stomach con-
stricts the airways and puts pres-
sure on the chest. It's harder to
draw a full breath, oxygen levels
fall too low and babies can suf-
Having too many objects in
a crib poses a risk to the baby,
"You go to stores that spe-
cialize in all these wonderful
things for a baby's nursery -
plush comforters, pillows, pad-
ded bumpers for the crib, deep,
soft mattresses, stuffed animals
- things like that," pointed out
Ms. Murphy. "The truth is, they
don't belong in a baby's crib.
As part of the Safe Sleep pro-
gram, a portable sleeper called
a Moses Crib is used to demon-
strate the perfect sleeping envi-
ronment for an infant. The cribs,
which are made by volunteers,
are available to the new moth-
"Besides a light blanket,

nothing should be
in a crib except the
sleeping pad and
the baby," said Ms.
Beyond SIDS, co-
sleeping is another
behavior that can put
infants at risk.
An infant should
never sleep in a bed
with an adult. Peo-
ple are not aware of
their movements or
position when asleep
and the weight of
their body can easily I
crush and suffocate a
baby. People should
not sleep with a baby
in a chair or on the
couch and a baby
should not sleep with
older children.
"Co-sleeping oc-
curs for several rea-
sons," said Ms. Mur-
*People keep a
baby with them in
bed for convenience
so they don't have to
get up to feed it dur-
ing the night.
*Many believe a
baby is most content
in bed with them and
use that time to bond
and cuddle.
*For some people
the issue is econom-
ic. A crib might be
a luxury item they
can't afford so the
baby sleeps wherev-
er the parent does.
Another sleeping
risk for infants is overheating.
"People tend to bundle infants
up too much, with too many
clothes and blankets. A baby has
no way to cool down and can die
of heat stroke," she said.
Regular blankets and com-
forters are too heavy for infants
and can make it hard for them to


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his new wife Carissa at Fort
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Hospital workers were among over 100 in delegation at Tallahassee on Tuesday.
They are shown here boarding a bus in the predawn hours in Macclenny.

NEFSH employees and

officials trek to Tallahassee


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in a bunting suit and place it on
its back on the pad of an empty
crib. A light blanket should only
cover the baby up to its waist.
According to Ms. Murphy,
Safe Sleep education is offered
as part of the health depart-
ment's Healthy Start program,
but mothers don't have to be en-
rolled in that program to receive
the information.
"It's rewarding for me to be
able to share this information
and to empower a new parent to
give her child the safest start in
life possible," she said.
To contact Ms. Murphy and
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Florida. The compromise was
offered by Rep. Denise Grimsley
(R-Sebring) during a morning
hearing Tuesday of the general
government and health care
appropriations council, which
approved the change.
On behalf of local constituents
who fear a private operator could
relocate the facility and dev-
astate the local economy, Rep.
Janet Adkins (R-Fernandina) has
been fighting privatization as
well. During an afternoon press
conference she thanked Rep.
Grimsley, the house leadership
and the council for the move.
"I will work with
Representative Grimsley to seek
a [state legislature] study to find
answers as to whether privatiza-
tion of state institutions is saving
taxpayers' money and is good
state policy," she said. 'Today is
a good day in the Florida House;
we are moving forward, seeking
solutions and ensuring we listen
to the people."
Ms. Adkins also said she
appreciated a pledge from house
speaker Larry Cretul to keep the
hospital in Baker County, which
is among several northeast
Florida counties represented in
her 12th District.
"The economic impact to the
county is significant, as this hos-
pital is the economic foundation
of that community," she said.
For many of the local offi-
cials, residents and workers at
NEFSH who converged on the
capitol April 7, the outcome was
met with tempered optimism.
"This is a long process," said
Chamber of Commerce Director
Darryl Register, who traveled to
Tallahassee the day before with
County Manager Joe Cone and
County Commissioner Mike
Griffis to rally legislators' sup-
"We feel good about where
we're at, but it's not dead yet,"
he said.
Mr. Cone referred to a remark
by the county's lobbyist dur-
ing a conference call last week:

"We've moved the ball fur-
ther down the field, but we've
not made a touchdown," Chris
Doolin said.
The trio was joined by about
100 other local citizens Tuesday
who'd gathered at 5:00 am in
the parking lot of Cornerstone
Square in south Macclenny
before heading to the capitol.
They filled committee hear-
ings in both chambers to show
their opposition to privatizing the
hospital, which employs about
1200 workers and has a proposed
annual budget for 2009-2010 of
$73.5 million.
The facility is now up to
613 beds with the addition two
years ago of forensic (criminal
patients) wards.
"It's not about the dollars. It's
about the people that care for my
son," said Debbie Crawford, the
mother of a NEFSH patient who
appeared before the house com-
mittee. "I wish you'd keep that
in mind."
Next week, the house and sen-
ate budget bills will be debated
on the floor of each chamber
and receive a final up or down
vote. The privatization language
now in the house bill could be
removed then.
However, if the language
remains, legislators will have
to hash out that difference and
any others in conference, which
could come the following week.
However, Sen. Dean said he
expected the house to follow the
senate's lead.
"I imagine they'll remove it as
well," he predicted.
NEFSH has been in existence
nearly 50 years and admits men-
tal patients from a 37-county
areas stretching south to Orlando.
It reportedly accounts for 17% of
Baker County's total workforce,
a statistic that opponents to
privatization have been stressing
repeatedly during the past two
weeks of lobbying in the state
capitol during all important com-
mittee hearings.

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Former school chief


June 26 wedding
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Taylor of
Glen St. Mary are pleased to
announce the upcoming mar-
riage of daughter Charity Grace
to Travis Arthur Greenwood of
Mandarin. Travis is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Lon Greenwood
of St. Augustine.
The couple will wed in Las
Vegas on June 26. Following a
honeymoon there, they will re-
side in St. Johns, Florida.


Saturday wedding
Mike and Tona Crews of
Macclenny are proud to an-
nounce the upcoming wedding
of daughter Sarah Cain of Glen
St. Mary to Christopher Bullard
also of Glen. Christopher is the
son of Gary Bullard of Macclen-
ny and Erwin and Myrtle Taylor
of Glen St. Mary.
Family and friends are invited
to celebrate the couples wedding
on April 11 at 6:00 pm at the ag-
ricultural center in Macclenny.

Williams reunion
The 57th annual John Daniel
Williams family reunion will be
April 18 at 11:00 am at the Davis
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"I remember those teachers,
the special ones, who stand out.
They treated all children with
dignity and respect and kind-


Join us in welcoming Pastor B^ GriftL,
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Talks of investing in children
BY KELLEY LANNIGAN ness. They were consistent and
Press Staff encouraging, very firm, but al-
Former Baker County School ways fair."
SuperintendentPaulaBartonwas She recalled some good ad-
the guest speaker at the GFWC vice she was given early in her
District 4 meeting held March career: Remember that the chil-
26 at the Macclenny Woman's dren she looked down over while
Club. she was teaching would later be
Ms. Barton retired as super- the same people she looked up
intendent in 2008 after three to and had relationships with in
terms and a 35-year career as a the community when they were
teacher and administrator with grown.
the county. She is now a men- "I remember being told that
tor to 10 newly-elected school even if the children didn't re-
superintendents in north Florida member exactly what I said to
public school districts, them, they would always re-
Ms. Barton expressed her en- member how I made them feel,"
joyment of being a grandmother she said.
and elaborated on the way chil- Ms. Barton said she liked to
dren have of touching a person's believe that all those dedicated
heart and blessing it. She held teachers got something back in
up her 4-year-old granddaughter their life, some benefit from the
and asked her a question. investment they made as educa-
"Tana Brooke, can you tell tors.
all these nice ladies why Jama She was once headed to an
(grandma) still gets up and goes appointment at Keller Intermedi-
to work everyday? ate and passed an elderly lady in
"Cause you might earn some her front yard tending her flower
money!" said the child, shaking beds. That lady was Madeline
her long blond curls. Dorman, her first-grade teacher.
'And why does Jama want to She turned her car around and
earn some money?" went back.
"So I can go to college!" "Ms. Dorman, Ijust wantedto
The topic of her talk was thank you," she told the former
Children: A Rock Solid Invest- educator, then in her mid 80s.
ment. The inspiration came from "Thank you for teaching me to
the songs she listens to with her read, to behave, how to meet the
grandchildren, one based on the expectations others would have
story of the wise man who built of me. It has taken me all this
his house upon the rock. time to appreciate it and to say
To Ms. Barton, the time that thank you."
teachers, family and friends in- Ms. Dorman then told Ms.
vest in helping children develop Barton something that has stayed
and grow into responsible, con- with her ever since.
tributing members of society is "She told me that out of the
one of the most significant in- hundreds of students she had
vestments that can be made to taught over the years, I was only
help form the strong bedrock of the second one to ever say thank
the future community. you to her," said Ms. Barton.
Children are the end result of 'And the only one to say it to her
that investment, but the contri- face."
butions of teachers empowering Ms. Barton related a humor-
children with basic skills such ous encounter she had with a
as the ability to reandand learn young boy shortly after she be-
hoinldl not hbe overloonnkedl came superintendent, a story

family. She's now determined to
make up that time. Spending her
free hours with her grandchil-
dren is a priority.
She especially loves to cook
with Tana Brooke and the two
can often be found in the kitchen
wearing their aprons and making
sour cream pound cake together.
Another favorite family activity
is riding around their acreage on
a new Polaris ATV.
"We love riding on the Polar-
is. We all pile on and just have a
ball," she said.
Ms. Barton earned her B.A.
degree from the University of
South Florida and a masters in
educational leadership from the
University of North Florida.
During her career with the
Baker County school system, she
served as teacher, coach, dean
of students, athletic intramu-
ral director, assistant principal,
district leader, community edu-
cation coordinator and superin-
tendent. She has been a finalist
for the Eve Awards sponsored by
the Florida Times-Union.
Currently, she is serving as
the Outreach Mentoring Agency
Coordinator with the Palatka-
based Northeast Florida Educa-
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that drew a big laugh from her
Needing to briefly escape the
rigors of the office, she decided
to go out among the schools and
interact with the students. It was
lunch time when she got to Mac-
clenny Elementary, then located
at the current Baker County
Middle School campus. She
headed to the cafeteria to eat and
soon found herself seated beside
a first grade boy. He looked up at
her from his hot dog and baked
beans and promptly started ask-
ing questions. Their conversa-
tion went like this:
"Are you the boss of this
"Well, sort of. I'm the super-
intendant. I'm Ms. Barton."
"Ms. Barbie? Well, Ms. Bar-
bie. Tell me something. Do you
like this food?"
"Yes, I like it."
"You gonna eat those beans?
"You can see I ate all my
"That's very good."
"Well, sometimes it's not, be-
cause sometimes I just fart. The
kids don't like it and the teach-
ers don't like it. I guess it's the
The former superintendent
regrets there were times during
her career she was so busy she
almost had to put work before

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Thursday, April 9,2009

Judy'Freck' Bitz,

50, dies in Nevada
Judy "Freck" Norman Bitz,
50, of Reno, Nevada died March
8, 2009 after an extended ill-
ness. She was born June 6, 1958
in Jacksonville, and was a Baker
County High School graduate,
class of 1976.
Mrs. Bitz was predeceased
by her mother Margaret John-
son Norman, and brother Riley
Survivors include her hus-
band of 26 years, Gary; daughter
Katie and son J.L., all of Reno;
father Mark (Juanita) Norman
of Maxville; mother Carolyn
Ellison of Jacksonville; broth-
ers Terry Rewis of Reno, David
(Peggy) Rewis, Harvey Rewis,
Eddie (Cindy), Rodney (Pat) and
Markie (Susan) Norman; sisters
Carla (Walter) Davis, Cathy
(David) Bennett, Patty (Kenny)
Key, all of Baker County and
Paulette Mills of Jacksonville.
A memorial service was held
Friday, March 13.

Family grateful
The family of Donna Bailey
would like to express its grati-
tude for the kindness everyone
showed us after the passing of
our sweet angel Donna. The
compassion, love, prayers, food,
kind words of encouragement,
thoughtfulness and support will
never be forgotten.
We would like to give a thank
you to Guerry Funeral Home
on a job well done in making
sure everything went perfect
for our family in this time of
grief. Thanks also to the Baker
County Sheriffs Office for be-
ing respectful before and during
the funeral for Donna. A spe-
cial thank you to Christian Fel-
lowship Temple for allowing us
to have the funeral and for the
food they provided us with. A
final thank you to Pastor Tim-
my Thomas and Tom Holt for
preaching a beautiful and mean-
ingful funeral that described
Donna perfectly.
Please keep our family in
your prayers and may God bless
you all!

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

Mt. Zion N.C.

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

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


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Bernice Sikes, 84,

ofMacclenny dies
Bernice Crews Sikes, 84, of
Macclenny died April 2, 2009.
She was born and raised in St.
George, Georgia and lived in
Macclenny the past three years.
enjo yed .
time with e
her family
and friends.
She always
with open
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always s
wanted her -
loved ones Ms. Sikes
to know
that she loved them.
Mrs. Sikes was predeceased
by husband Dan Madison Sikes;
son John D. Sikes Sr.; broth-
ers Bill and John Crews; sisters
Shirley Hicks, Eula Conner and
Mary Pellum.
Survivors include her lov-
ing son S. Larry (Vivian) Sikes;
daughter-in-law Elaine Sikes,
wife of John D. Sikes; sisters
Janette Combs, Louise Dority;
brothers David (Cindy) Crews,
Tommy (D-Lois) Crews; nine
grandchildren; 12 great-grand-
children; six great-great-grand-
children; numerous nieces,
nephews and one very special
friend Louise Cothran.
The funeral service was held
April 6 at 2:00 pm at V. Todd
Ferreira Funeral Services Cha-
pel with Pastor James Conner
officiating. Interment followed
in Macedonia Cemetery. Pall-
bearers were Paul Lawson, Ron-
nie Lawson, Nathan Harrell,
David Harrell, Shawn Pringle
and Dwight Combs. Honorary
pallbearers were Johnny Baxter
Jr., Vince Thompson and Josh

Gospel concert
Southern gospel singer Ivan
Parker will be singing at the
Christian Fellowship Temple be-
ginning at 6:00 pm on Sunday,
April 26. Bring your family and
friends and join in the celebra-
For more information call

Harold Wallace,

77, retiredstate chef
Harold John Wallace, 77, of
Macclenny died April 3, 2009 at
Acosta-Rua Center for Caring in
Jacksonville. Mr. Wallace was
born in White City, Alabama
to Johnny
L. Wallace
and Cor-
rine Thel-
ma Hester I
on March
9, 1932.
He was a
resident of
since 1973
after mov-
ing from Mr. Wallace
Harold honorably served and
retired from the US Navy and
later retired as a chef with the
state of Florida.
Survivors include his loving
wife of 50 years, Edna Celeste
Crider Wallace of Macclenny;
children Harold (Melinda) Wal-
lace Jr. of Jacksonville, Donald
(Susan) Wallace of Glen St.
Mary, Wayne (Stephani) Wal-
lace of Macclenny; daughter-in-
law Pamela Johns of Macclen-
ny; brother Johnny Wallace of
Live Oak; sister Edna Cheever
of New Hampshire; 10 grand-
children; one great-grandchild.
A memorial service will be
held at the Jacksonville Nation-
al Cemetery on April 13 at 2:30
pm. Arrangements are under the
direction ofV. Todd Ferreira Fu-
neral Services.

Barbara Ann Rhoden
Happy Birthday
April 6th
It is two months and two days
short of being two years since
you went to those golden gates
of Heaven. There's not a day
we don't think about you! Your
beautiful face, eyes and smile
and all the pr ecious memories
you left behind for all of us to
never forget!

Private cemetery
Turner Cemetery is a private
and family-maintained cem-
etery and no one can be buried
there without contacting Marvin
Lauramore at 275-2330 or Rev.
Wayne Williams at 386-431-
1500 for approval.

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Joyce 1 hfft (in apron) talks to shoppers about varieties of Iris.

Plant lovers gather for garden festival

Press Staff
Plant sales, gardening demon-
strations, tips from master gar-
deners and horticulture related
arts and crafts for the kids kept
patrons busy at the Baker Coun-
ty Extension Service Spring
Garden Fest held April 4.
Annuals, perennials, house-
plants, trees, vegetables and or-
namental shrubs were sold and
proceeds will benefit a variety
of local clubs, organizations and
Three-year-old Vannah Fuller
was busy at the craft table put-
ting the finishing touches on a
drawing of a beetle that she col-
ored a bright purple.
"She loves nature, being out-
side with flowers and butter-
flies," said grandmother Marsha
Vannah had already com-
pleted another gardening re-
lated project a biodegradable
Mary Ann Ray and Joann Ja-
worsky, both master gardeners,
were conducting the craft activi-
ties for the kids.
"You fold a piece of newsprint

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Worship Services
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First Baptist Church
of Sanderson
CR 229 S., Sanderson FL
Sunday School ....... 10:00 am
Sun. Morning Worship. 11:00 am
Sun. Evening Worship .. 6:00 pm
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and roll it up into a cylinder like
this," Ms. Ray said as she dem-
onstrated, anchoring the paper
in a small can for support.
Then she filled it with soil
and planted a seed.
"The can makes it easy to
transport and keeps the planter
intact until its ready to go in the
garden," she explained. "Kids
dig a hole and plant the entire
cylinder in the ground. Then
they just water it and tend it. The
paper just dissolves.
"We also taught them to iden-
tify good bugs and snakes and
beware the ones they should stay
away from like rattlesnakes and
black widow spiders," said Ms.
C. J. Rivers came to the sale
looking for a dogwood tree.
"I'm from Mobile, Alabama
and dogwoods are everywhere.
You don't see them as much here
and I really miss that," she said.
"I came today to see if they have
a variety that will do well in this
Attendees learned about
Florida native landscaping from

master gardener Michele Brad-
ley. Landscaping with plants in-
digenous to the state attracts and
protects native birds, wildlife
and butterflies.
Composting and growing
vegetables hydroponically were
also demonstrated.
Ammett Sanchez farmed his
property when he lived in Loui-
siana. His Baker County garden
isn't as ambitious, but planting
on a smaller scale is still some-
thing he enjoys.
He and friend Rose Craw-
ford of Sanderson left the plant
sale with flats of tomatoes, egg
plants and bell peppers, anxious
to get home and get their fingers
in the soil.
Joyce Thrift, wearing a bright
red apron, helped educate shop-
pers about the varieties of iris
that grow best in Baker County.
She also shared information
about the American Iris Soci-
"There are so many varieties
of iris and something beautiful
and unique about each one, just

Glen Hill Primitive Baptist Church

Annual Meeting
April 10-12
with guest speakers
Elder Michael Green and Elder Shannon Whipp
Come and enjoy!
For information call 904-304-1368

like people," said Ms. Thrift.
"When you start learning about
them you realize how much there
is to know. They have a wonder-
ful history, have been used in
medicine and were often depict-
ed in coat of arms designs.
Attendees watched rain bar-
rel-making demonstrations and
bought tickets to win the barrels.
They learned that rain barrels
are still frequently used in Eu-
rope and help recycle water and
limit pollution from storm water
'"A lot of people were inter-
ested in the Spring Garden Fes-
tival," said local horticulture
extension agent Alicia Lamborn.
"We had people showing up the
day before wanting to shop for

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2009 BCHS girls'softball team: r-.. r kneeling l-r): Bridget Williams, Kristen Wilkinson, Tittami Smith, Ashley Curry, Heather
High, Heather North, (2nd r ow) Coach Steve Houston, Taylor McCann, Ashley Tracy, Taylor Crummey, Haley Crews, Cami
Craig, Krista Smith, Coach Ashley Rodgers. (3rd row) Coach Franklin Griffis, Ashley Brownlee, Ashley Holton, Jordan Hand,
Coach Vanessa Roberts, Coach Cheryl Nunn.

Lost opportunity at Clay

Top seed could


It was very much an up and
down week for the 15th ranked
Lady Wildcat softball team.
They lost a heartbreaker to dis-
trict foe Clay County in Green
Cove Springs and then traveled
to Brooksville for a double head-
er with Brooksville Central.
The traveling Cats easily han-
dled Central, out-scoring them
38-10 over two games.
The Cats have to feel they
missed an opportunity in losing
2-1 to Clay County on March
31. The win would have helped
cement the district lead going
into the final few weeks of the
But the girls were on the back
foot early as Clay scored a single
run in the first inning to take the
lead. The Devils held the lead
despite a three-hit performance
from Tiffany Smith until the fifth
when they scored an insurance
The Cats rallied late when
Jordan Hand was hit by a pitch.
She later scored on an error, but
Clay held on for the win.
Hitting was not an issue
downstate, as BCHS rocked
Brooksville with a pair of big
wins. The Cats' bats woke up for
a 9-5 win in the first game of the
double header and then explod-
ed for a 19-5 win in the second
Brooksville jumped out to a
one run lead in the first inning
but BCHS took the lead an
inning later, scoring three runs.
Kristin Wilkinson, Heather High
and Heather North all scored for

Wildcat Heather Hair puts out Middleburg runner at first base Tuesday evening as
the girls upped their season r record to 19-4 with a 4-0 shutout. The Cats ar e now
10-2 in district play.
Baker County. couldn't make up the huge differ-
The Cats got another pair in ence. BCHS scored a pair of runs
the third and two more in the in the fourth and a single run in
fourth. Central made it close the fifth to seal the win.
with a four-run sixth inning, but The girls host Eagle's View
BCHS sealed the game when on Thursday before taking spring
Taylor McCann scored pinch break off.
running for Heather High.
The runs came fast and furious
in the second game of the double f
header as BCHS exploded for its
biggest run total of the year. They ,j|}liRaA II IA
opened the game with a five run
first inning and then demolished Well Drilling ~ Water
Central with an 11-run second.
Central tried to rally with five Septic Tanks ~ Drai
runs in the fourth inning but they ,(- ,r

Sportsmanship award

Baker High School's athletic
program has been automati-
cally nominated for the Florida
High School Athletic Associa-
tion's (FHSAA) Fred E. Rozelle
Sportsmanship Award, thanks to
the stellar record of its athletes
so far this year.
"As of March 9, 2009, your
school has had no unsportsman-
like conduct ejections and is not
currently on probation or under
investigation," reads a congratu-
latory letter from FHSAA pro-
gram director Laurel Ring.
The criteria for being select-
ed for the 2009 sportsmanship
honor includes programs and ac-
tivities implemented to promote
sportsmanship; number of type
of exceptional sportsmanship
reports and the number of type
of unsportsmanlike conduct re-
ported up to the selection meet-
Athletic Director Melody
Coggin said she's extremely
proud of the Wildcat coaches
and athletes, who's behavior
during sporting events led to the
The awards will be presented
next fall. It is named after former
FHSAA commissioner emeritus

Fred E. Rozzelle.

Boys win

in Sanford

With a free week in its sched-
ule, the Wildcat baseball team
traveled to Sanford last Thursday
to play one game in the National
Collegiate High School touma-
ment, put on by the National
Collegiate Institute. The Cats
came up against tough opponent
in 10-4 Lakeland Christian but
some strong hitting and senior
leadership allowed BCHS to
come away with a 12-3 victory.
The Cats were led offen-
sively by seniors BJ Rowe and
Cory Elasik. Rowe had three
hits, including a grand slam in
the third inning helping the Cats
tally eight runs. Cory Elasik
added a pair of hits and a solo
home run. Adam Holland had
a three-run home run and Chris
Waddell posted 2 hits, including
a double.
On the mound the Cats used
three pitchers on the way to
the win. Brad Griffis started
and went three innings to boost
his record to 6-0 on the year.
Cameron Crews threw the next
two innings and Chris Waddell
closed out the final two innings
with no runs and five strike outs.
"Due to a scheduling con-
flict we were left with no game
last week, so we scrambled and
came up with one in Sanford,"
said Coach John Staples. "The
rain and off-days have provided
rest but I hope it doesn't affect
our upcoming play. I have never
had pitchers with as rested arms
at this point in the season as this
year. Hopefully it will pay divi-
dends in the next few weeks."
The Cats travel to Fernandina
on Wednesday and are back
home against Clay on Thursday
at 6:00 in a game Coach Staples
would really like to win. The
Blue Devils handed the Cats
their only loss of the season. The
Cats return to Fernandina on
Friday and Saturday. New week
the Wildcats travel to Williston
to play in a tournament.
"We have 11 games in 14 days
coming up. We will either close
out as the most successful team,
record wise, that's played here
or we will be just another good
team. We've just got to do what
we do and the rest will take care
of itself."

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The following vehicle will be sold at public auc-
tion April 24, 2009 at 8:00 am at A, R&R INC, 10525
Duval Lane, Macclenny, FL 32063.
1996 Honda Passport
VIN #4S6CK58E7T4415689
CASE NO.: 02-2008-CA-0217

SHARON L. CANADY, etc., etal.,
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to an order
or a final judgement of foreclosure entered in the
above-captioned action, I will sell the property situ-
ated in Baker County, Florida, described as:
A part of Section 23, Township 1 North,
Range 21 East, more particularly
described as follows:
The West 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the Southwest
14 of the Northeast 14 of said Section 23,
less and except any portion within the
right of way of Frederick Raulerson Road,
containing 10 acres, more or less.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash,
on the front steps of the Baker County Courthouse,
339 E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, FL in accor-
dance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, Florida at
11:00 a.m. on the 28th day of April, 2009.
That any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a
claim within 60 days after the sale.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on
March 25, 2009.
Al Fraser
Clerk, Circuit Court
By: Jamie Crews
As Deputy Clerk
300 W. Adams Street
Suite 300
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
(904) 355-9003
FILE NO.: 02-2009-CP-003

The administration of the Estate of FLORA
CECIL MOBLEY, deceased, File No.: 02-2009-CP-
003, who died on November 23, 2008, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Baker County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which Baker
County Courthouse, 339 East Macclenny Avenue,
Macclenny, Florida 32063.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliq-
uidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN

All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this


The date of first publication of this notice is April
2, 2009.
James Wesley Mobley
5255 Mobley's Trail
Macclenny, Florida 32063
Jean C. Coker
Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 126623
Jean C. Coker, P.A.
6622 Southpoint Drive South, Suite 160
Jacksonville, Florida 32216
Telephone: (904) 296-1100
Attorney for Personal Representative
Invitation for BIDS (IFB)
Bid #09-02, Landfill Gas Extraction Wells

New River Solid Waste Association (NRSWA) is
extending an Invitation for Bid for the installation of
approximately thirty-two (32) landfill gas extraction
wells at the New River Regional Landfill (NRRL).
The work generally consists of installing landfill gas
extraction wells in the Class I and Class III landfills
and will include but not be limited to boring the wells
and installing gravel, piping, geocomposite, granular
fill, bentonite, well bore seal, and well head. All work
shall be completed in accordance with the construc-
tion drawings, specifications, and certain specific
NRSWA is located 2.5 miles north of Raiford,

the New River Regional Landfill located at 24276 NE
157th Street, Raiford, FL 32083. All bids must be
submitted on the Bid Form provided. Completed
bids are to be mailed to the New River Solid Waste
Association, P.O. Box 647, Raiford, Florida 32083-
0647 or delivered to the NRSWA Administration
Office. After the IFB opening, the bids will be exam-
ined for completeness and preserved in the custody
of the Executive Director. New River Solid Waste
Association reserves the right to reject any or all bids
ora portion thereof for any reason. Any bids received
after the specified time and date will not be consid-
ered. For additional information contact NRSWA
at 386-431-1000. The DEADLINE for submittal in
response to the above IFB is April 23, 2009, 12:00
p.m. (noon).

Registration of Fictitious Names
I the undersigned, being duly sworn, do here-
by declare under oath that the names of all persons
interested in the business or profession carried
on under the name of Southern Touch Cleaning
whose principle place of business is: 50 N. Boule-
vard, Macclenny, FL 32063 and the extent of the
interest of each is as follows:
Stephanie King 100%
Stephanie King
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 6th
day of April, 2009.
Al Fraser
Clerk of Courts
Baker County, Florida
By Bonnie Palleschi
As Deputy Clerk
CASE NO: 02-2009-CA-0057
PATRICIA L. FISH, as Trustee of the BENJAMIN F.
SHEILA BIJEAUX, not known to
Be dead or alive, And all unknown grantees,

TO: SHEILA BIJEAUX, not known to be dead or
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Verified Mortgage
Foreclosure Complaint has been filed againstyou on
the following described property:
Parcel ID# 08-1S-21-0127-0000-0100
A parcel of land lying, being situate in the
Northeast 1A of Section 7, Township 1 South, Range
21 East, Baker County, Florida, more particularly
describe as follows: Commence at the Southwest
corner of the North 2 of Southwest 1/4 of Northwest
1A of Section 8, Township 1 South, Range 21 East;
thence run S 00o41'13" W, along the East line of
said Section 7, a distance of 99.22 feet; thence run
S 88038'25" W, a distance of 50.82 feet; thence run
N 36008'35" W a distance of 460.02 feet to the Point
of Beginning of the hereinafter described parcel of
land: thence continue running N 36008'35" W a dis-
tance of 135.89 feet; thence run N 35021'35" W a
distance of 216.88 feet; thence run N 17005'35" W
a distance of 39.94 feet; thence run N 62o36'14" E a
distance of 351.46 feet; thence run S 27o23'46" E a
distance of 218.14 feet to the point of curvature of a
curve to the left; thence run Southeasterly along the
arc of a curve concave Northeasterly with a radius of
328.68 feet, through a central angel of 14o58'24" an
arc distance of 85.89 feet; thence run S 47o37'50" W
a distance of 330.26 feet to the Point of Beginning,
containing a total area of 2.71 acres, or less. LESS
AND EXCEPT therefrom a 30 foot nonexclusive ease-
ment for ingress and egress and over and across the
Northeasterly 30 feet thereof.
and you are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on FRANK E. MALONEY,
JR., PA., Attorney, whose address is 445 East
Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063; (904)
259-3155, within thirty (30) days after the first
publication of the notice and on or before the 17th
day of April, 2009, and to file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before service on FRANK E.
MALONEY, JR., PA., attorney or immediately thereaf-
ter; otherwise a default will be entered againstyou for
the relieve demanded in the Complaint or Petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on this
16th day of March, 2009.


By: Bonnie Palleschi
Deputy Clerk

FILE NO. 02-2009-CP-014

The administration of the estate of Howard
Baird, deceased, whose date of death was January
2, 2009, is pending in the Circuit Court for Baker
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is 339 E. Macclenny Ave., Macclenny, Florida
32063. The names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this court WITHIN
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims with this court
The date of first publication of this notice is April
9, 2009.

Attorney for Personal Representative:
Thomas E. Moorey
Florida Bar No. 128626
Thomas E. Moorey, Attorney
1430 Royal Palm Sq. Blvd., Suite 105
Fort Myers, Florida 33919
Telephone: (239) 275-5005
Personal Representative:
Edward S. Baird
4785 Barkley Circle, Apt. #39
Fort Myers, Florida 33907

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Principal's List 3rd Nine Weeks
1st Grade: Callahan: Sarah Blackburn, Alexis Fennell, Carter Kennedy, Lucy Nowlen,
Kyler Robinson, Kylee Strickland. H Crews: Christopher Ravita, Ashton Robinson, Christina
Slater, Carole Spivey. Hart: Mitchael Combs, Abby Harvey, Amber Swindell. Murphy:
Haiden Fish, Garrison Moore, Bryson Spurlock, Joseph Stafford, Cassie Turner, Melanie Willis.
Nunn: Colby Craig, Marcus Doss, Cameron Johns, Billy Martin, Jaquan Paige, Thomas
Pereozo. Raulerson: Abbigail French, Emilie Hodges, Phillip Richerson, David Tolleson.
Richardson: Logan Thormton. Roach: Raylyn Hodges, David Jackson, Montana McGinley.
Sands: Kyle Ambrose, Julia Archambault, Seth Crawford, Antonio Esterling, Samantha Fink,
Abigail Henley, Emily Hill, Karli Johnson, Allene Home, Dylan Jager, Daniel Neri, Andrea
Pelfrey, Landon Prevatt, Blaine Roberts, Jennifer Romano, Lexi Scheider, Hannah Wilford,
Anna Wilkerson. Sheridan: Dominic Berardo, Sara Green, Taylor Hodges, Adam Miller,
Abigayle Price, Kierra Richardson, Chace Smallwood. Thomas: Dylan Griffis, Grayson
Gurganious, Jasmine Hembree, Levi Jewell, Dalton Lewis, Abby Ray, Raegan Register, Scott
Rewis, Jace Stokes. Warner: John Anderson, Mason Becerra, Emilee Blanton, Adressa
Michelle Clark, Gavan Foster.
2nd Grade: D. Crews: Wyatt Godbold, Jackson Helms, Myrica Holliday, Afi McNeal.
Dekle/Stafford: Kamrie ( I. ... Sydney Hughes, Mason Carter, Jimmy Hance, Allysa
Pipkins. Duval: Ben Anderson, Andrew Bailes, MacKenzie Bennett, Jared Burnsed, Dominic
Crews, Trey Davis, Chase Hancock, Bailey Hanks, Demi Jones, Kessler Mallory, Skylar
Murphy, Taylor Orberg, Katie Register, Ally Richardson, Lyna Shumate. Elledge/Jacobs:
Marcus Chisholm, Eriyani Evans, Tyler Hebert. Gonzalez: Brittlany Burger, Lauren Cales.
Summer Richendollar. Hand: Katherine Rhoden, Conner Butcher, Layla Nettles. Hurst:
Natalie Hilliard, Cameron Jefferson, Kaitlyn McComb, Shania Paige, Levi Pickett. James:
Sabrina Donaldson, Owen Loadholtz. Rhoden: Jamie Davis, D.J. Duran, Taylor King, Allen
Penrod, Emily Shackleton, Avery Thormton, Ja'Quez Williams. Williams: Shayla Brazeale,
Tucker Hodges, Haley Rogers.
3rd Grade: Adams: Regan Barber, Shayla Crews, Brysen Dopson, Reagan Dopson,
Jackson Sands, Jarred Spurlock. Gray: Kayla Fussell, Kristen Godbold. Hilliard: Jonathan
Brewer. Payne: Collin Ambrose, Kali Faulk, Mariah Grendzinski, McKenzie Hickman,
Christopher Hill, Kyrie Holman, Autumn Hutter, Leah Kerce, Ethan Knight, Camryn Payne,
Lillie Starling. Shivers: Cheyenne Ball, Sarah Crews. Wendel: Abbigail Baggett, Dalton
Dietz, Amaya Figueroa. White: Sydney Bumsed, Cooper Hodges, Arlie Rhoden

Honor Roll 3rd Nine Weeks
1st Grade: Callahan: Kennady Godwin, Gage Griffis, Allison Robson, Shanarria Ruise,
Conner South, Lindsey Thormton, Rikkia Tisdale. H. Crews: Tiffany Barton, Marissa Brown,
Jessilyn Carter, Destiny Corbett, Amber Miller, Michaela Prevatt, Thomas Rainey, Dylan
Spires, Alex Winston, Vanessa Yale. Hart: Rebekalyn Barber, Emily Carpenter, Gracey
Garrison, Joshua Goethe, Hanna Jeffries, Matthew Thompson. Murphy: Kyjuan Chrome,
Rachel Dobbs, Wyatt Elledge, Madison Folsom, Emily Griffis, Kiya Hunter, Brooke Noblitt,
Austin Rich. Nunn: Houston Bennett, T.J. Gibbons, Cheyenne Kinghom, Emily Mobley,
Jaden O'Neail, Marlee Rheuark. Raulerson: Bryce Barton, Ashley Ferguson, Shelby Rowe,
Carl Self, Davon Woolf. Richardon: Cason Adams, Mason Adkison, Na'Desha Davis, Isaac
Estep, Elizabeth Evans, Johnny Franck, Bryson Roberts, Jessica Tillis, Hannah Walton, Austin
Ward. Roach: Ja'Myra Canty, Payton Combs, Payton Crews, Gala Dyal, Reagan Hauge,
Destineigh Norman, Emily Ossmann, Dale Ward. Sands: Jadea Baez, Kordell Branch, Kalyn
Godwin, Nicholas Hale, Claire Knabb, Cassie Pringle. Sheridan: Ziyus Belford, Javon
Farmer, Andrew Gregory, Lyndi Johnson, Amelia Knabb, Kaleb Lewis, Da'Ron Thomas.
Thomas: Anthony Aldridge, Jordyn Defee. Warner: Jaylen Farmer, Chase Griffis, Daytrell
Paige, Tristen Prevatt, Re'yna Roland, Patrick Stephens, Dana Wiggins.
2nd Grade: D. Crews: Kiersten Canaday, Kaitlyn Carter, Matthew Flanders, Maddie
Hand, Tanner Kennedy, Joshua Ossmann, Amber Waters, Kayiesha Major. Dekle/Stafford:
Lewton Bumette, Jared Cauley, Macy Combs, James Harrell, Sara Keves, Jesse Monahan,
Savannah Parish, Dustin Powers, Blade Walker, James Wiggins. Duval: Colton Moore,
Cheyenne Powell, Emma Self, Jillian Cox, Michelle Dukeman, Daniel Greene. Elledge/
Jacobs: Cody Bennett, Katelyn Brassart, Jaxon Burnsed, Ricky Dozier, India Ellis, Jordan
Harvey, Michael Holmes, Jordan Peterson, Ty Stewart, Nathaniel Tubberville. Gonzalez:
Gavin Conner, Dreama Morrow. Hand: Marci Davis, Madison Hauge, Matthew McDuffie,
Kayla Rhoden, Marissa Rhoden, Wyatt Suggs, Michael Tillis, Blaine Turner, Hannah Williams,
Cade Yarborough. Hurst: Robert Baker, Trevyn Howard, Amber Hughes, Sierra McGee, Hana
Roberts, Colby Watson, Leland Wiggins. James: Tucker Gombert, Katherine Harris, Janessa
Plummer, James Kelley, Jacob Tison, Courtney Malloy. Rhoden: Carlos Perozo. Williams:
Tonya Flanders, Miesha Givens, Rebecca Pearl, Jacob Vickers.
3rd Grade: Adams: Keona Adkins, Destiny Davis, Chase Dyer, Griffin Hinson, Gracie
Mobley, Andrea Ruise. Binn: Shelton Brannen, Eddie Franck, Lourdes Garcia, Quinci
Hand, Sam Ravita, Antonio Rodriguez. R. Crews: Deanna Caudill, Kylie Gabbard, Caitlynn
Goldsmith, Caleb Mathews, Clarissa Midyette, Sadie Sparkman, Tristan Davis. Gray: Joseph
Alford, Lacey Bell, Hayden Cochran, Taylor Conner, Savannah Harper, Vanessa Jennings,
Summer Padgett, Jarquez Stewart, Brandon Wages. Griffis: Elizabeth Ambrose, Caytlyn
Peters, Elizabeth Reagan, Miranda Tubbs. Hilliard: Alyssa Rich. Shivers: Kyle Griffis,
Dale Gene Hodges, Wade Johnson, Tori Richardson, Joseph Young. Shope: Hailey Dugger,
Tallon Dugger, Devin Edenfield, K'mahzi Evans, Dawson Ferguson, Kimberly Fink, Landon
McCune, Haley Self, Tammie Stoddard. Payne: Tarin Bumsed, Devon Cole, Will Crockett,
Antonio Denmark, Jade Hale, Delaney Harvey, Amberly Home, Noah Taylor. Wendel: Cole
Cushman, Kyle Francis, Jordan Glover, Morgan Jewell, Evie Knabb, Maegan Lawrence, Zach
Lilly, Cheyenne McGee. White: Carliya Jefferson, Hannah Thomas, Dylen Williams, Thome

Principal's List 3rd Nine Weeks
9th Grade: Jessica Baker, Tiffany Braddy, Matthew Cantrell, Kayla Cormn, Shirley Duran,
Kyle Home, Tanner Hughes, Michael Jones, Amber Martin, Heather McNutt, Marissa Miller,
Billie Murray, Diana Nguyen, Robert Norris, Jordan Perry-Ruiz, Logan Raulerson, Phillip
Rogers, Mackenzie Rohde, Alex Ruehling
10th Grade: Macy Bumsed, Justin Christmas, Rebekah Combs, Emily Gibbs, Lily Griffis,
Kimberly Harvey, Billy Irish, Elijah Knight, Bradley Mareth, Dale Muse, Kelton Nipper,
Tyler Overstreet, Melissa Rambo, Chellsie Roberts, Alexandra Rohde, Nicole Ruise, Rachael
Sorrells, Melissa Staggers, Haley Taylor, Cameron Thomas
11th Grade: Samuel Adams, Sara Buettgen, Ashley Cole, Danielle Cole, Rachel Davis,
Sarah Davis, Kellie Dopson, Jeffrey Doughty, Clayton Home, Kiana Johnson, Molly Johnson,
Cameron Kirkland, William Miller, Ethan Munson, Jennifer Nguyen, Delaney Walker
12th Grade: Staci Allen, Rebecca Andralouis, Ashley Barrett, Oedis Blanks, Lewyn
Boyette, Charlie Burnett, Tia Case, Wayne Chiasson, Jessica Clark, Whitney Coffell, Roger
Combs, Kelsey Dudley, Adrianna Duran, Paul Hamilton, Alison Hodgson, Justin K. Howell,
Katelyn Lankford, Mollie Rhoden, Phillip Seldon, Kyle Smallwood, Brianna Stewart, Leslie
Tanner, Ashley Trosclair, Halie White, Mikell Whitehead, Joshua Wiseman,

Honor Roll 3rd Nine Weeks
8th Grade: Rhondasia Givens
9th Grade: Lacie Alford, Baylee Barber, Kimberly Barton, Kelsey Benton, Matthew
Blanks, Katherine Bowen, Myke-Quita Bowman, Larissa Brannen, Aaron Brooks, Spencer
Brunette, John Burnsed, Cooton Butcher, Cindy Chisholm, Garret Combs, Ashleigh Crain,
Vinnie Dang, Robert Dietz, Hannah Dopson, Shelby Driggers, Leon Evans, Darius Femandez,
Faith Finley, Kayla Griffis, Derica Harvey, Bobby Huggins, Larry Hutchins, Darryl Johnson,
Austen King, Kassidy Long, Dawn Mack, James Markham, Justin Miller, John Milton, Tianna
Mitchell, Samuel Murphy, Hailey Palmer, Victoria Paulson, Dustin Phillips, Alisha Ploucher,
Christen Pressley, Logan Raulerson, Edward Raulerson, Brittany Ray, Royce Rhoden, Donald
Rosier, Jasmine Ruise, Kyle Ryan, Jena Sands, Kendrick Singleton, Thomas Sirk, Brandon
Smith, Caitlyn Smith, Hunter Sullivan, Richard Tharpe, Chelsea Thompson, Hannah Trippett,
Danielle Westberry, Tamisha White, Sarah Whitehead, Joshua v. i,. Michael Williams, James
10th Grade: Rick Adams, Ryan Bellovich, Brooklyn Bennett, Jake Betros, Hannah Blue,
Billie Brannmen, Sam Bussey, Brandy Callihan, Stormi Clouse, Justin Colon, Kandace Conner,
Chelsea Crews, Brendan Diperna, Thomas Dorsey, Sarah Dugger, Robert Dyer, Billy Folsom,
Lana Gregg, Jordan Hand, Desiree Harris, Taylor Hartley, June Hartline, Ellie Helms, Joshua
Howard, Kathryn Hutcheson, Alicia Jackson, Ashlyn Kerce, Savannah Knabb, James Kuster,
Jeffrey Lambert, Cason Lowery, Ray Mangiafico, Maise' Martin, Taytum McCullough, Charles
Miller, Marcus Nipper, Hampton Raulerson, Rebecca Rhynehardt, Jennifer Roberson, Kevin
Rumsey, Chelsey Sampley, Kentrell Sampson, Austen Steven, Brandy Swords, Brandon Taylor,
Melissa Tillman, Ashley Tracy, Christopher Walton, Dallas Waters, David Widemond, Adrienne
llth Grade: Brittany Bell, Kayla Bennett, Nichole Berry, Chelsey Bryant, Brendon Butler,
Heather Cales, Lindsey Cannon, Erol Carter, Mendy Chisholm, Austin Clark, lesha Coleman,
Dillion Comn, Elizabeth Creekmore, Megan Dolan, Alyssa Donaldson, Alexander Evdokimov,
Johnathan Ford, Kari Harris, Christopher Harvey, Ashley Holton, Magan Howell, Jason Hurst,
Hannah Jackson, Kayleigh Johnson, Kaylann Long, Andrew May, Maegan McDonald, Kiaira
McKnight, Russell Moody, Benjamin Moore, Ginger Nelson, Timothy Odom, Brandon Powell,
Cortney Rhoden, Kristina Rife, Brandon Robertson, Cody Rose, Karl Sanders, Tiffany Smith,
Noura Tber, Haley Thomas, Mariah Trosper, Taylor Tucker, Cloman Turner, Carissa Ward,
Alexis Washington, Kristen Watkins, Cody Wheeler, Rebecca Wilds, Tiese Williams, Robert

12th Grade: Nisserene Abdulaal, Michael Balas, James Blue, Bradley Blum, Mikesha
Bowden, Ashley Bradley, Brandi Brantley, Dustin Brown, Jennifer Brown, Jamie Buford,
Samantha Buhler, Alejandra Camargo-Valbuena, Erin Campbell, Ethan Campbell, Edwin
Cavannaugh, Macy Coleman, Christopher Crawford, Casen Crews, Casey Crews, Kevin
Crews, Tara Crews, Felisha Crosby, Ashley Curry, Joshua Dinkins, Brenden Donovan, Tiffany
Doss, Randy Drouin, Jarvis Farmer, Christina Fraze, Charlotte Fry, Shayla Goethe, Morgan
Griffis, Amanda Hall, Brittany Harvey, Raymond Hester, Heather High, Kyle Hill, Cierra
Hilton, Michael Hodges, Tyler Hodges, Atteiram Holland, Travis Howell, Susan Jenkins,
Arrianna Jennings, Kasey Johnson, Porsha Johnson, Kendra Jones, Maryann Jones, Melanie
King, Shawn Langtry, Juli Lawson, Samuel Lough, Austin Luffinan, Rickia Manning, Robert
Manucy, Cassie Martin, Brandie Mayo, Tucker McCullough, Mary McKenna, Paula McLamb,
Corryn Medecke, Nicole Melton, Erin Midyette, Tracey Miller, Page Moore, Richard Moore,
Jessica Morrison, Sarah Nichols, Jacklyn Noblitt, Spencer Norman-Gerard, Jeana Pearce,
Chelsea Pittman, Markala Pittman, Wade Raulerson, Megan Rentz, Heather Roberson, Ariana
Ruise, Ricky Spires, Steven Starling, Kiley Stewart, Timothy Stiers, Natalye Strachan, Brandon
Taylor, Taylor Vitt, Danielle Waldron, Shontia Watts, Kristi Whitener, Jonathan Wignall, Stacey
Wilcox, Alyssa Wilkerson, Kristen Wilkinson, Dustin Williams, Brandon Wilson, Ron Worley,
Chad Yeager, Ryan Young

Doubles team bests three-year rival

The Baker High boys' tennis
team split matches last week, de-
feating Hilliard on the road but
losing at home to Suwannee. The
netters will travel to Fernandina
Beach next week for the district
The Cats defeated Hilliard on
March 26 with the boys and girls
teams both posting 5-2 scores.
The finishes:
V Boys' singles: 1 seed Lew
Boyette (won) 8-6; 2 seed Spen-
cer Norman-Gerard (lost) 8-6; 3
seed Corey Cavannaugh (lost)
8-3; 4 seed Spencer Brunnete
(won) 8-0; 5 seed Sam Swartz
(won) 8-6.
V Doubles: 1 seed Lew Boy-

ette and Spencer Norman-Gerard
(won) 8-2; 2 seed Corey Cavan-
naugh and Spencer Brunnette
(won) 8-6.
V Girls' singles: 1 seed Ale
Camargo-Valbuena (lost) 8-3; 2
seed Destiny De La Pena (won)
8-2; 3 seed Carissa Ward (won)
8-6; 4 seed Kari Crummey (won)
8-2; 5 seed Jessica Rhoden (won)
V Girls' doubles: 1 seed Ale
Camargo-Valbuena (lost) 8-9;
2 seed Destiny De La Pena and
Kari Crummey (won) 8-3.
It was a different story when
the teams took on the Suwannee
County Bulldogs on April 2. The
tough Bulldogs swept the girls


8-0 and the boys lost 7-1. Still,
Coach Chris Armoreda found
some bright spots. The lone win
was in top-seeded doubles where
the tandem of senior's Lew Boy-
ette and Spencer Norman-Gerard
defeated the Bulldogs top-seed
doubles players 9-7.
It was a hard fought battle and
something of a grudge match.
Bulldog seniors Tyler Winbumrn
and John Walt Boatright have
been battling with Boyette and
Norman-Gerard for the past three
seasons and the Wildcat pair has
not been able to manage a win in
singles or doubles play.
"Knowing that this was going
to be their last match on Wildcat
soil, Boyette and Norman-Ge-
rard played the doubles match of
their lives; defeating their Achil-
les heel," said Armoreda. "It was
a sweet victory. This is a victory
that both of them can savor. I am
very happy for them. "
Despite the losing outcome,

there was some fight that did not
exist the last time when the Cats
played Suwannee in Live Oak.
"The players were determined
to put up a fight and not give up,"
said the coach. Even though the
game outcome was the same,
you have to look at it from the
perspective of a game within
a game. From consulting with
the players, they said that about
60-70% of their games went to
deuce points. That just shows
that we only need to win a few
games to alter the outcome."


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Visit the historic Franklin Mercan-
tile, offering affordable antiques, col-
lectables and home furnishings. Open
Friday and Saturdays. At the railroad
crossing in Glen. 259-6040. 3/19tfc
Slag for sale, 10-wheeler dump truck
load. Also, A-1 field dirt, cheap. Deliv-
ered and spread if needed. 653-1656.
Cypress mulch and red mulch. 259-
2900. 4/9c
Antique furniture close out: chairs,
French style, Hitchcock, pair of transi-
tional style, mahogany desk, large nar-
row French style table, Duncan Phyfe
buffet with matching top, Victorian buf-
fet, black wicker table, pair of end tables,
rattan plant stand and more. All greatly
reduced. Southern Charm, 110 South
5th Street, Macclenny. 259-4140.
Gas stove $130. 259-2466. 4/9p
GE 18.2 cubic foot top freezer fridge 67
3/8" H x 32 3/8" D x 28" W. Tempered
glass shelves, automatic ice maker with
bin, $400. Intex Vinyl pool easy set 10"
x 30", $20. Computer corner desk with
file cabinet, book case and supplies
drawer, color med. oak $80. Call 625-
7925 leave message. 4/9p
25'x36' garage trusses $1500 OBO.
259-3300. 3/12tfc
Maytag Plus 27.5 cubic foot side by
side refrigerator, Bisque color, like new,
ice maker, water/ice in door, worth over
$1000, $575 OBO. 259-8929.4/9-4/23p
2000 17' Crestliner aluminum bass
boat, 90hp Mercury saltwater motor,
depth finder, trolling motor, aluminum
trailer with new tires, well maintained
and garaged. Excellent fish catching
machine, $6000. 904-629-6503.
Pro form exercise bike, excellent con-
dition $50 OBO. Tony Little Gazelle ex-
ercise machine $50 OBO. Please call
259-3065 or 607-8821. 4/9-4/16p
Two Suwannee River Jam concert
weekend passes $75 each, April 23-25,
Call 412-8744, 259-5918. 4/9p
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
canvases, drawing pads and much
more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
Street, 259-3737. tfc
2006 F-150 extended cab heavy duty
seat covers, gray in color $200. 904-
408-9269. 4/9p
Snapper and Murray riding mowers.
Run and look good, $350 each. 200-
5518 or 200-5338. 4/9p
Two prom dresses, size 7-9, only worn
once, $75 each OBO. 259-9151, leave
message. 4/2-4/9p
Infant Natures Touch cradle swing with
music, sound, like new, paid $200, ask-
ing $50. White crib with underneath
storage, no mattress, $25. Sears Ken-
more dryer like new $100. 259-2271,
338-7153. 4/9p
Wedding dress and veil, size 3-5, and
wedding ring set. Valued at over $1200,
$550 for both or will sell separately.
Also four prom dresses and one little
black evening dress, $45 each OBO.
Call 904-259-8774 or 259-6831. 4/9p
Hurry in! May 16 will be our last day
open before summer shutdown. Re-
opening in September. Come in nowfor
those must-haves! 259-6040.

2004 Honda 600 VTX chrome pack-
age, two-seater with rest. Garage kept
$2700 OBO. 386-961-9669. 4/9-4/16p
1998 Ford Escort, four door, A/C, auto-
matic, $1800. 591-2916. 4/9c
A Nice Toyota pickup with low miles on
engine, five speed transmission. Only
$1500. Call 571-0913. 4/9p
RV for sale 1984 Class C motorhome
with 5000 watt generator, sleeps up
to six, 75,000 miles, runs great, ready
for camping, bike week, Disney or any
vacation. $3,800 firm. Call Tom 338-
7153. 4/9p

Cedar Creek Candles Local company
offering hand-poured, homemade,
highly scented candles. Go to www. or call 904-275-
2263, 904-361-8306 to place your or-
der. 4/2-4/23p
Local retired man will mow your lawn,
reasonable. 259-3599. 3/26-4/16p
Brickyard Hunt Club established 1971
in Hilliard is looking for new mem-
bers! Prime location next to White Oak
Plantation. Family oriented, clubhouse
and camping facilities, still hunt only
40+ bucks harvested last year over six
points. $1000 for dues by May 1st, on
first come first serve basis. Call Tom at
904-307-6070 for more information.
3/19-4/30 p
Babysitting in my home, near 125
and 127, reasonable prices, hot meals,
snacks, all ages, any hours Monday-Fri-
day, will keep overnight if needed. 838-
2287. 4/2-4/30p
Concealed weapons class at Extreme
Outdoors, 455 W. Macclenny Ave. Mac-
clenny, FL. April 11 at 9:00 am, $60.
Register early to attend. 259-9080.
Do you have a junk car or truck to sell
or haul off. Call 259-7968. 1/10tfc
DIVA's do you want more bling, bling
in your jewelry box? Call your local
premier jewelry lady. Shirley Dugger,
Independent Distributor 904-371-0377
or 904-653-1058, shirleydugger@com- Quality, High Fashion Designer
Jewelry. Available for home, office,
book, ladies diva or social club shows,
individual sales, gifts, prom or bridal
needs, and fundraisers. Ask about my
hostess specials and all the free bling,
bling. 4/2-4/23p
Dog hunting club south Georgia look-
ing for members. Near Fargo, 10,000
acres, dues $1000. Dear, bear, hogs and
turkey. Contact 904-721-9468.
Babysit in my home, safe, loving care,
hot meals, indoor and outdoor play
time, educational activities. Very rea-
sonable prices. Call 259-4423 or 338-
6842. 4/2-4/9p
Walter and Lisa Crews contact Ameri-
can Storage immediately. 259-7549. If
no response in two weeks, contents of
unit C8 will be sold. 4/9-4/16p
Sewing, mending, alterations. Call
904-408-9114. 4/2-4/30p
Babysitting in my home, all ages,
Monday Friday, 6:00 am ? Indoor,
outdoor activities. Close to schools,
references available. 259-2917.

Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $65 adoption fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc

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advertising on subjects like work-at-home,
weight loss products, health products. While
the newspaper uses reasonable discretion
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takes no responsibility as to the truthful-
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caution and common sense before send-
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also call the Federal Trade Commission at
1-877-FTC-HELP to find out how to spot
fraudulent solicitations. Remember: if it
sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
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RN Well established local home
healthcare agency seeks experienced
RN for PRN position. Must have one
year Med/Surg. Flexible hours, compet-
itive pay. Call 259-3111 or fax resume
to 259-5176. 3/5 tfc

Daycare workers needed, full time and
part time. Call 259-6931. 4/9c
Hey! Jobs For55 & Older! Unemployed?
Can't make ends meet? Does it seem
like employers shut their doors and pull
down their shades when they see you
walk by? Experience Works can help.
If you qualify, we may have paid train-
ing and job opportunities. Call today!
In Baker County call Shirley Moxley
(904) 964-8092 extension 204 or e-mail
EEO/AA 3/26-4/23p
Courtesy officer needed five hours per
night. 259-6008. 4/9c
Tire and lube technicians, pay based on
experience. TA Travelcenter in Baldwin.
Apply to Mark Holmes 904-266-4281
ext. 22 or email resume to tal25shop@ 9/1 ltfc

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it illegal to advertise "any preference, limita-
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This newspaper will not knowingly accept
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informed that all dwellings advertised in this
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call HUD toll free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll
free telephone number for the impaired is
1 BR, 1 BA small house on 2.75 acres.
Oak trees and pecan trees, fenced.
Six miles from Macclenny city limits,
$150,000 10% down, owner financing.
904-251-5655. 4/9-4/16p
Baldwin 4 BR, 2 BA, 1876 SF .33 acres,
wood/tile floors, attached carport,
$179,900 OBO. 904-553-5996.
Two lots in Copper Creek, Unit IIl. Call
813-1580. 12/1ltfc
3 BR, 1 BA all brick home. Quiet cul-
de-sac in town. Double paned, tinted
thermal windows, appliances included.
Attached finished garage. Shed includ-
ed. Owner must relocate, $124,500.
Call 259-0754 for appointment. 4/9p
Baker County, 40 acres to 120 acres,
starting at $4,000 per acre. 904-259-
8028. 3/26-4/16c
2003 4 BR, 2 BA mobile home, large
open floor plan with split bedrooms,
1612 SF sits on 1.70 acres of land all
for $110,000. 259-9022 3/12tfc
3 acres, high and dry, fish pond,
homes or mobile homes, set-up includ-
ed, owner financing or cash discount.
912-843-8118. 2/22tfc
Six acres in Macclenny, $20,000 an
acre. 904-259-8028. 3/26-4/16c
2.18 acres, in Glen St. Mary, close to
high school and tennis courts, zoned
for mobile home or house, $69,900. All
offers considered. 904-219-0480.

2002 MOBILE HOME MLS#456330 3BR
2BA mobile home that sits on large lot.
Make this your affordable home today!
3BA 11.74 acres built is 2006 custom home,
virtual tour on-line. Call today! $263,000
MLS#474998 Well maintained 3BR 2BA
home that sits in a cul-de-sac. Must see to
appreciate. $150,000
Beautiful new home site available for you
to build your dream home in this all brick
community. $45,900
Perfect land for your new home to be built.
5 acres vacant land waiting for you.
GREAT STARTER! MLS#461526 Move in
ready 3BR 2BA home with bonus /office
on almost 12 acre. All appliances included.
COUNTRY LIVING! MLS#438836 Close to
the city. This mobile hm sits on 2.32 acres
w/4BR 2BA. A must see. Bring all offers!
with pool. Concrete block home with brick
front. Offers over 1600 SF. Call for an appt.
Be the proud owners of the exquisite
3BR 2BA 2 story home w gorgeous wood
flooring throughout. This is a must see!
NEW HOME SITE! MLS#416006 Heavily
treed lots, no building time frames, 2400
SF, min. home, 1 horse per acre allowed.

Macclenny II area, 3 BR, 2 BA brick
with in-ground pool, one acre of land,
nice corner lot, $165,500. Call 259-
3243 or 699-3108. 4/2-4/9p
FSBO 2005 3 BR, 2 BA, brick home,
25x25 two-car garage on one plus acre
in Hunter's Ridge. 1800 SF, reduced
$30,000, now $200,000. Shown by
appointment. 904-662-7952, 259-
6153. 4/2-4/9p
3 BR, 2 BA in Glen St. Mary, city lot two
blocks from school. $82,000. 334-3419
or 653-1136. 4/9-4/16p
You wanted to sell, now you need to
sell. I buy Baker County houses. 904-
219-0480. 1/29tfc
2002 Homes of Merit, 3 BR, 2 BA dou-
blewide with fireplace, set up on fenced
in lot in Black Bottom area, $80,000.
334-8904. 4/2-4/9p
MacGlen Builders, Inc. Brick homes in
Macclenny from $145,000-$210,000.
813-1580. 11/13tfc
For sale or lease with option to buy,
house in Macclenny, 4 BR, 2 BA, remod-
eled brick home with fenced back yard
and porch, hardwood floors throughout
house, new roof, $130,000. Call for
appointment 904-338-4651. 4/2-4/23p
Brick 3 BR, 1 BA house in Sanderson
on one acre, nice open floor plan with
attached covered carport, offers an
additional hook-up site for mobile
home at back of lot, $149,000. Call 859-
3026. 9/25tfc
FSBO, 4 BR, 2 BA wood frame home,
4.82 acres 17598 CR 127 at intersec-
tion of 127 and 125 in Cuyler $75,000
OBO. Selling as is, no owner financing.
Open house April 18th 10:00 am 1:00
pm. Contact 904-306-6707 or cuyler- 4/2-4/16p
Lot 23 Deerwood, $45,000. Owner
financing available. 813-3091. 3/5tfc

3 BR, 2 BA doublewide on one acre,
$750/month, first and last. High and
dry, real nice, hard road frontage. 759-
5734. 4/9tfc
Bryceville, 3 BR, 1 BA house, $550/
month, first, last, security deposit. 904-
540-3302. 3/26-4/16p
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home. $600/month,
$600 deposit. 545-7688. 4/9p

2 BR, 1 BA, 163 South Boulevard
West. Large yard, carport and patio,
$850/month. Call 904-613-6001.
2 BR, 1 BA apartment for rent in down-
town Macclenny. Good, quiet neighbor-
hood, close to everything. No smoking,
service animals only, $575/month plus
deposit and last months rent. Call 904-
859-3026 or 259-2417. 3/5tfc
3 BR, 2 BA doublewide on 2 acre on
corner of 125 South and Mudlake Road.
$750/month, $1050 deposit. Call 904-
259-9066. Available March 1st. 2/5tfc
Homes and mobile homes for rent
from $750-850 monthly. 259-3343.
Nice apartment, 1 BR, 1 BA, kitchen,
in downtown Macclenny, $495/month
plus deposit. 904-540-4450. 4/9c
3 BR, 1 1/2 BA in city, 10 x 12 shop or
storage, no smoking, $800/month, first
and last month's rent plus deposit. Call
Jason 591-1910. 4/2-4/9p
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home like new, $650/
month, first month plus $500 deposit.
Glen area, service animals only. 259-
2121. 7/24tfc
3 BR, 2 BA doublewide on one acre 1/10
mile south of 1-10 on 121 by the tower.
$950/month, $1300 deposit. New set
up. Call 259-9066. 4/2tfc
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home $300 deposit,
$600/month. Call 259-2072 or 259-
2787. 4/2-4/9p
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, garbage
pickup, water & lawn maintenance pro-
vided, $450-$585. 912-843-8118.
3 BR, 2 BA newer home in city, 61 East
Boulevard. Fresh paint, neutral colors.
No smoking, $895/month. Available
April 8. 904-887-6363. 4/9p
3 BR, 2 BA doublewide mobile home,
$700/month rent and $700 deposit.
259-9022. 3/12tfc
Mobile homes. 2 and 3 BR, A/C, service
animals only, $500-$575 plus deposit.
904-860-4604. 3/17tfc
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home, central H/
A, $565/month, first, last plus $300
deposit. Includes water, lawn service
and trash. 259-7335. 6/12tfc
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home in Baldwin, no
deposit, $600/month. 2 BR, 1 BA mobile
home in Glen, no deposit, $125 weekly.
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MLS#468067 This 3BR 2BA home has a beautiful
pool w/48 foot deck. Large open floor plan & lots of
storage. Call today! $115,500
BRING EVERYONE! MLS#423992 Bring family,
pets and all the neighbors! This property will
take care of all. Seller will give an allowance for
any painting & updating of house. Price has been
drastically reduced. Bring all offers! $599,000
THE PLANTATION MLS# 465612 Beautiful 3BR/
2BA home on 2.54 acres in old nursery plantation.
Make this your dream home. $270,000
PERFECT LAND!- MLS# 408378 45.63 Acres! Great
for horses & agriculture. CR121. Has older home & 2
rentals. Close to St. Mary's River. $625,000
MOTIVATED SELLER! MLS#453352 Will consider
any and all offers regardless of the amount. Very
motivated seller. 2.29 acres, zoned commercial.
Located 1A mile off Interstate 10. $250,000
IDEAL COMM. PROP MLS#397003 On interstate
50, 41 acres & seller will consider to build to suit.
Don't miss this great opportunity!
VACANT LAND MLS#469645 Bring those house
plans with you, once you walk this land you will look
no further. 2.50 acres w/deep pond in front. Call

JAX RANCH CLUB MLS# 452129 Get away from
city by owning this spectacular vacant lot of 2.53
acres. Come canoe & ride horses. $100,000
MLS#416015 You will agree that this is a wonderful
place to build your dream home. Call today!
COUNTRY SETTING MLS#467440 1 home per 7.5
acres. Buildyour dream home on 15 acres completely
cleared and waiting for you! $289,000
HIGH & DRY! MLS# 428488 5.63 acres for you to
build your dream home! Surrounded by gorgeous
homes. Large pole barn. Homes only.
DREAMS COME TRUE! MLS#416031 Build the
home you have always wanted on the beautiful land
with lots of trees. Why wait?
BRING YOUR HORSES! MLS#459119 Beautiful
4BR/3.5BA cedar home on 9.3 acres. Four car garage,
3 fenced grazing areas and pool with spa & much
more! $449,900
SECLUDED ACRES! MLS# 438950 Thirteen private
& secluded acres. Partially fenced with water &
power already installed. Close to everything!
REDUCED! Won't Last Long! MLS# 396631
3BR/3.5BA home in Macclenny offers 2,359 SF 3.67
acres, large rooms, formal entrance, large bonus
room & much more!




s io Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-3:00 pm, 8220 Pine
Avenue, Macclenny II. Cancel if rain.
Friday and Saturday, 9:00 am-1:00 pm, 7955 Aunt
Mary Harvey Road, Glen. Take hwy. 90 west to 139B,
first dirt road on right.
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-6:00 pm, 34 N.
College Street. 50-gallon aquarium, stereo, hand fed peach love birds
and parakeets and much more.
Saturday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm, 7219 Southern States Nursery Road.
One mile south of 1-10 off CR 125. Vintage collectible kitchen glass-
ware, computer equipment, household goods, electric sewing
machine in wood cabinet, a clarinet, large saltwater aquarium setup,
power tools, books, Honda 4-wheeler.

THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday, April 9, 2009 Page 15

2 BR, 2 BA mobile home in River Heights
Mobile Home Park, Macedonia. 891-
4053. 4/2-4/9p
Efficiency apartment, all utilities included
$525/month, first, last, $300 security. 259-
7335. 2/12tfc
4 BR, 2 BA doublewide. Peaceful country
lot, very nice. $825/month. 476-8907.
14x80 mobile home on two acres. 259-
6616. 4/9p

1997 Redman doublewide 28x80, 4 BR,
3 BA, living room, dining room, den and
laundry room. Very nice, asking $35,000.
Call 910-7146. 3/26-4/2p
2009 32x56, 4 BR, 2 BA, delivery setup,
skirting, steps, A/C installed $56,900. 904-
259-8028. 3/26-4/16c
2008 28x52, 3 BR, 2 BA, must go, deliv-
ery, setup, skirting, steps and A/C installed
$52,900. 904-259-8028. 3/26-4/16c
2009 32x80 4 BR, 2 BA, living room,
den, delivery, setup, skirting, steps, A/C
installed $69,900. 904-259-8028.

Smoky mountain cabin, trout stream,
near Cherokee, NC, Gatlinburg, TN, Pigeon
Forge and Dollywood, $350/week. 386-
752-0013. 3/12-4/30p

Small office, utilities included, $400/
month. 259-9022. 3/12tfc
Office space for rent, prime location,
downtown Macclenny, $588.50 per month
plus deposit. Call 259-6546. 1/8ftc
1000 SF office space located on 121. 259-
9022. 11/20tfc
Commercial building for lease with 4,000
SF available, on main Macclenny intersec-
tion with plenty of parking space, call 259-
2417. 10/16tfc

Bakcr high FFA betters 29 tcams

to win statewide poultry contest

The BCHS Future Farmers of
America chapter capped an out-
standing year of competition by
winning the state Poultry Career
Development Event on Saturday
at the University of Florida.
The BCHS squad beat 29
teams from around the state and
earned a chance to represent
Florida at the National FFA Con-
vention in Indianapolis.
The team of Timmy Gibson,
Chelsea Crews, Austin Gibson,
and Matt Cantrell took the award.
Gibson was also the second rated
individual in the competition and
Crews ranked fifth individually.
'To understand how close

these scores are, there was only
22 points difference between
Timmy and Matt," said sponsor
Greg Johnson.
The purpose of the contest is
to stimulate interest in learning
activities related to the produc-
tion, processing, marketing and
consumption of poultry prod-
ucts. Members competed in eight
areas involved in the poultry seg-
ments. Students learn the USDA
grading procedures for interior
eggs, exterior eggs, ready-to-
cook carcasses, parts, production
hens. They also take a written
The team had earlier placed

BCMS musicians score

high on the 'band FCAT'
The Baker County Middle test] to make them even better,"
School symphonic band played said Mr. McClendon.
its way to four high ratings from Each band prepares three se-
judges during the District 4 Mu- elections for a stage performance,
sic Performance Assessment then competes in a sight-reading
held at Bradford County High on portion where they are given two
March 28. new pieces of music they have
Judges gave the 54-member never seen before.
band two excellent and two su- Bands are given eight min-
perior ratings on both prepared utes to practice the new pieces
and spontaneous performances. without playing on instruments
Bands from seven area counties they sing and clap instead.
competed that day. The BCMS students rated
'The performance is equiva- highest on two of the prepared
lent to the band's FCAT," said selections, and collected supe-
band director Bill McClendon, riors on the third plus the sight
adding that two of the three reading.
judges are considered among the - - - - - -
toughest in Florida. tCec ..
'They enjoyed the perfor- _____________________
mance so much they want to
come and help rehearse the band
next year before the festival [con- Anderson Ouali

first and second in the state poul- / .
try contest in Tampa and had a
lot of momentum going into the
"My students learn the USDA
grading procedures for interior
eggs, exterior eggs, ready-to-
cook carcasses, parts, production
hens, written test, and reasons on
the hens," said Johnson. "This
chapter has placed second in this
contest for four years in a row.
"It was great to overcome this
challenge and for the students to
be rewarded for their hard work
and dedication to our chapter."
The last year the BCHS chap-
ter won in this event was 1998.


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Baker High s class of] 965 gathers to reminisce on March 14...
Classmates and some former teachers got together r ecentlyfor an evening of r emembering and fellowship near the 44th an -
niversary of their graduation from Baker County High School. The event was held the evening of March 14 in the church hall
(.r d*, Christian Fellowship Temple in Macclenny, and also included impersonations by Elvis, Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty.
Pictured above are: (back, l-r) Robert Wolfe, Janice Hancock, Judi Johnson, Dale Y arborough, Cheryl Shannon, Gail Combs,
Martha Starling, Judy McC, 11 Janet Teague, Ronnie Gene and Nina Clews, Frank Jones, Joann Powell, Ronnie TLylor, Thomas
Dyal, Harold Griffis and Wallace Foran. In the front row are former faculty members Tom and Joann Covington, Mary Finley,
Joyce Weldon and classmate Richard Hodges. Photo courtesy of Robert Wolfe

total confidence



36,000 pounds lost

Study participants in the sin- is to provide women with a prov-
gle largest women's fitness study en weight loss program at a price
ever conducted reported losing that fits in today's budget."
a total of two elephants eight Participants will also utilize
tons -last year. our CurvesSmart technology
Based on the preliminary to keep them motivated via in-
results from the 2008 Curves/ stant feedback. The system has a
Avon Fitness Study, 20,141 par- "personal trainer" built into ev-
ticipants lost a total of 36,000 ery machine, and it ensures in-
pounds during the 30-day study. dividual success by helping get
And Curves of Macclenny is real results.
looking for local women to par- The Exercise and Sports Nu-
ticipate in this study as it contin- trition Laboratory at Texas A&M
ues in 2009. will continue evaluating the re-
Participants will have access search and analyzing the results,
to the Curves workout for 30 days which will then be published in
for a modest fee, and must com- various journals. Preliminary
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that period, with a minimum of Curves/Avon Fitness Study re-
three workouts per week. In ad- ported the participants lost ap-
dition, participants will receive proximately 75,000 inches (21
pre-and-post fitness evaluations, football fields) in the 30 days.
results that can be tracked and For more information on the
compared, and supervision by a fitness study, please contact Ms.
Curves trainer. Crews at 904 259-1343, or visit
"With so many fitness choic- the Macclenny Curves location
es, this is a great, no-obligation at 1206 S. 6th Street.
way for women to see the ac- The Curves system works
tual results they can get in just every major muscle group with
30 days at Curves. And if they a complete 30-minute workout
want to join when the study is that combines strength training
over, their fee goes toward the and sustained cardiovascular ac-
purchase of a membership," tivity through safe and effective
said Melissa Crews, owner of hydraulic resistance.
Curves of Macclenny. "Our goal
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setforAprilll th CALENDAR
The fifth annual Easter Egg- Let people know
stravaganza will be held at the what's going on-
county fairgrounds on Saturday, post your special event online
April 11 from 10:00 am until
The Easter Bunny arrives at
10:50 and the hunt for eggs (chil-
dren from infants to 12 years old)
begins at 11:00. The event is free LOGS AND PULPWOC
and all children must be accom-
panied by an adult.
Eggstravaganza is sponsored
by the Destiny People W orship L rL G
Center of Macclenny with sup- D
port of area businesses. It also I MI
includes extreme games, prizes "FOR A QL
and food concessions. CALL 282-5552
For more details, call 424-
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Lake City Community Col- A
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ing technology summer camp for
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School Calendar
April 9
BCHS: Junior Varsity & Varsity
Baseball (H), 3:30 & 6:00 p.m.
Softball (H), 6:00 p.m. BMS:
Band Parent Mtg., 7:00 p.m.
MES: First Grade Fieldtrip to
Silver Springs, Second & Third
Grade Easter Parties, Mrs.
Sullivan's Living Museum,
Cafeteria, 9:30 10:45 a.m.
WES: Student Spring & Class
Pictures, Good Morning Show,
8:00 a.m. PK/K: Book Fair, "A
Salute to Disney" Play, BCMS
Auditorium, 6:30 p.m. (Kosier,
Sweat, Alderman, McLarty,
April 10
MES: Second Grade Fieldtrip to
SeaWorld, First Grade & ESE
Easter Parties. WES: Recycling
Fair. PK/K: Book Fair, "Spring
Fling" @ BMS: School Track
April 11
BCHS: Boys' Weightlifting
Qualifier (H), 12:00 p.m.
April 13
District-wide: Spring Break
BCHS: District Tennis @
Femandina (TA), Baseball
Tournament @ Williston
April 14
District-wide: Spring Break.
BCHS: District Tennis @
Femandina (TBA), Drama
Trip to Arkansas, Baseball
Tournament @ Williston
April 15
District-wide: Spring Break.
BCHS: District Tennis @
Femandina (TBA), Baseball
Tournament @ Williston,
Drama Trip to Arkansas



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