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A Macclenny man also
wanted in Orange County was
jailed the morning of February
1 on multiple burglary-related
felonies after he was caught by
a county deputy in a neighbor-
hood north of Sanderson.
Deputy Daryl Mobley said he
answered a suspicious person
CR 127 and '
found Nick .! .
Bell, 28, on
erty of John
walked to Nick Bell
the rear of a
residence holding what turned
out to be a 9 mm pistol stolen
that same morning from the
home of Gilles Martin on CR
He soon returned empty
handed and walked toward the
police cruiser, where Deputy
Mobley took him into custody
for questioning at the scene.
The officer was in the area
following a call by a neighbor
of Tommy Ott, who lives on
nearby Cove St., that a person
matching Mr. Bell's description
was loitering in the area.
Police found that the screen
on a window next to the front
door of the Ott residence had
been removed, but it was not
Deputy Mobley soon learned
the suspect's identity and that
he was wanted in central Flor-
ida for larceny. Mr. Bell initially
said he had a bag of marijuana
in his hand when he went be-
hind the Lauramore residence,
but the officer retraced his steps
and located the pistol and hol-
Further investigation showed
the Martin residence on CR 127
was entered through a rear door
and the pistol taken from a desk
in a bedroom. The suspect ini-
tially said he purchased the
firearm from another person in
No one was home at the Mar-
tin residence that morning.
Mr. Bell was booked for
armed trespass, possession of a
screwdriver as a burglary tool,
armed burglary, grand theft
of a firearm, criminal mischief
and possession of a firearm by a
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Leaking at landfill?
DEP orders tests
r'eporrI.borl' kercounr presS con i
Trle Baker County Commission approved
I more than $40,000 of environmental
L. protection work at two sites last week to
appease state regulators and avoid fines as high as
$10,o0o per day.
The first problem - groundwater contamina-
tion at the closed but unlined Steel Bridge Road
landfill - has been ongoing for the last year and
new monitoring wells to determine if contaminants
are migrating away from the landfill could cost as
much as $36,ooo.
The county received a warning letter from the
Florida Department of En\ironmental Protection
[FDEP] in February, 20to regarding water samples
taken in November, oo009 showing elevated con-
centrations of arsenic, manganese and benzene,
among other contaminants.
That set off a round of retesting managed by the
county's Gainesville engineering consultant Frank
Darabi. who responded to the department in May
of last year.
He wrote that the new samples did not detect
benzene, arsenic or manganese at levels above
groundwater standards, but did show iron above
drinking water standards in three of the wells.
Furthermore. Mr. Darabi argued the contamina- I1
tion was limited to the landlill property and there
were no nearby receptors, like drinking water wells,
that were impacted or likely to be impacted by the
contaminated groundwater. i.
FDEP regulators were not'convinced, however.
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KELLEY LANNIGAN In Noven
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with her fan
Wade Johnson surprised his fiance Brittinie Crews She and
with an unusual marriage proposal last November. The proposal to 1
Press is featuring their story for Valentine's Day 2011. "My sister
Wade Johnson and Brittinie show," said
Crews have known each other venue to sho
since they were seventh and The
eighth graders at Baker
County Middle School.
Both will graduate col-
lege this spring in time
for their May 7 wed-
When Ms. Crews
talks about her up-
coming nuptials the . .. :
sparkle in her eye
rivals the glittering ' ' '
diamond in her en-
gagement ring. '
"I never dreamed
in a million years that
I would have this ring."
said Ms. Crews. "When we
were looking at rings I fell in ,
love with this one but I thought
it was too big an investment for a
young couple just starting out. I decided '.
to settle for a different one."
Although both understood that marriage '
was definitely in their near future, Mr. .llh.-or " i
had not actually made a formal proposal.
He knew in his heart how much Brittinie loved tl at
one ring. So he took the plunge. b-,ioghti it in scii .t antd ' -
began planning a special way to propose and present it
to her. ' Wade
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nber 2010, Mr. Johnson's sister, Kara Mad-
ome to Macclenny from Honduras, where she
rves as a missionary, to spend several weeks
Mr. Johnson started planning the surprise
take place just before Thanksgiving.
er Kara helped me with the idea of a slide
Mr. Johnson. "She also suggested a theater
For years the Baker County
School Board has hired Owen
& Associates Insurance.Ser-
vices, year after year without
a contract, to shop around for
the best health insurance plan
consultants could find for hun-
dreds of school district employ-
ees and their families.
A unanimous vote by
the board the evening of
February 8 continued
the same relationship
with the insurance bro-
ker, but this time under
a formal contract and at
a lower rate of compen-
sation arrived at after
negotiations that were
finalized last month. Of-
ficials all agreed that the Tin
new arrangement is a
good deal for the district.
"It looks like a successful ne-
gotiation," said board member
.Though district officials had
not expressed any great dissat-
isfaction with the services pro-
vided by Owen & Associates,
they decided last year to solicit
proposals from other insurance
brokers as well in an effort to
seek the best possible deal for
county taxpayers through the
In the request for proposals,
the district stipulated that the
contract would be for a term of
A total of six proposals were
received in December, includ-
ing the one from Owen & Asso-
ciates. After evaluating all six,
three were put on a short list
and negotiations were sched-
uled with Owen heading the
What tilted school district
authorities in favor of Owen,
said David Davis, executive
director of teaching and learn-
ing, was the company's
willingness to lower its
commission from 2 per-
cent to 1.5 percent of the
total premiums paid for
group health insurance,
or a fee not to exceed
"I appreciate Owen
and Associates' will-
ingness to negotiate a
reduced rate of com-
n Owens mission," Mr. Davis,
chairman of the district's
insurance committee, said in
his written recommendation
to the board. "I look forward to
working with Owen and Asso-
ciates and the Insurance Com-
mittee to solicit coverage that
meets the needs of our School
The three-year contract will
begin October i aAd end Sep-
tember 30, 2014. About 460
school district employees and
900 family members are cov-
ered under the district's group
health insurance plan.
In other business, the school
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couple's first movie date had been at the Twin Theater
in Starke. They both had loved the old time look and at-
mosphere of the theater where patrons smell the hot but-
tered popcorn as they watched a film. It was also available
for receptions and parties.
Mr. Johnson decided the slide show would feature
personal photos from their dates, vacations, friends and
family outings. He set it to a Brad Paisley song. "She's
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State: no evidence contamina-
tion isn't spreading
"The observation that the
contamination is contained
within the county's property is
not completely supported by
the current data," reads FDEP's
November, 20o0 response letter.
"For example, [the]. monitoring
well ... which continues to expe-
rience benzene and manganese
exceedences is situated at the
landfill's boundary ... There is no
down gradient sampling occur-
ring, which would delineate the
extent of the contamination."
The state reiterated its re-
quirement for a contamination
assessment report, a document
that today is more than five
months past due.
"DEP is demanding we do a
contamination assessment to
determine the extent of the con-
tamination at the closed land-
fill," reads Mr. Darabi's January
17 e-mail to county officials. "I
have done everything possible to
avoid this unnecessary cost, but
my hands are tied. They want
something done yesterday."
The engineer estimated the
assessment, which includes new
wells, sampling, lab testing and
reporting the results, would cost
$36,000 if a drilling subcontrac-
tor is needed.
About $15,00ooo could be
shaved from the total if county
workers hand-drill surface wells,
rather than drilling deeper into
the aquifer with a subcontractor.
"We don't know if FDEP will
require more effort than what
we're proposing," Mr. Darabi
said, adding that the state gave
the county 30 days from the date
of the most recent warning letter
to begin work.
Commissioners voted 5-0 the
evening of February 1 to move
ahead with the assessment, but
did so reluctantly because the
assessment wasn't competitively
"We should've foreseen this,"
said Commissioner Jimmy An-
"We've known about this for a
year,'" remarked Commissioner
The county's solid waste and
road department director Robert
Fletcher said his department's
contingency budget would cover
Florida has more than 400 un-
lined landfills, which lack barriers
between the garbage and ground-
water to prevent contamination.
Environmental regulations now
prohibit unlined landfills.
Abandoned fuel tanks 'liability'
State regulators are also pres-
suring the county to remove
abandoned petroleum tanks ad-
jacent to the former county jail
on 2nd Street where sheriffs of-
fice vehicles used to gas up.
A recent inspection by the
state determined the tanks
weren't insured and the costs for
testing them to obtain insurance
would be at least $9ooo. County
manager C.J. Thompson rec-
ommended the board order the
tank removed for an estimated
"We don't have any plans for
them, and they're a liability," he
said, adding a cheaper alterna-
tive to removal - filling the tank
with a foam-like material - is al-
lowed by state regulators but not
The alternative is expected to
cost about $6500.
Mr. Thompson intends to
meet with FDEP to further dis-
cuss the foam option.
"But that's something we need
to get moving on," he told com-
Failure to take action could
lead to fines of up to $1o,ooo per
In other business
Various county. department
heads delivered their quarterly
reports verbally to the board that
evening, a diversion from the
county's former policy for writ-
ten reports only.
* Animal control director
Georgia Monfort said the Steel
Bridge Road shelter took in
416 animals in the first quarter,
which spanned from October to
December 2010, and responded
to 454 animal control calls.
The department collected
more than $3800 during that pe-
riod through adoption and other
fees. Shelter volunteer Elizabeth
Barber was also named Volun-
teer of the Year and presented a
plaque by Ms. Monfort that eve-
* Fifty-nine adults and 144
children attended programs at
the Emily Taber Library during
the first quarter and 172 new
.members, including 69 youths,
were added during that time, said
April Teel, the library's director.
More than 23,000 items were
loaned out and the library's Inter-
net connections were used more
than 2000 times, she said.
"It's time to start lobbying for
continuing state funding," Ms.
The library receives more than
$40,000 a year from the state, all
of which was on the chopping
block as legislators began the
2010-11 session last spring.
The funding was restored dur-
ing the final days of the session.
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A shame to deprive
Olustee of park status
We are only days away from
enjoying an annual event that
draws thousands to our area,
the reenactment of The Battle of
Olustee. It takes place in the only
state park in Baker County.
According to an article pub-
lished years ago in The Press
by the late Gene Barber, a man
named John Brown settled on
the site of the Battle of Olustee
and cared for the grounds after
the war. He welcomed veterans
of that battle back onto the site to
visit, remember, and sometimes
even collect rifle balls that had
been left behind.
Mr. Brown's son Jesse contin-
ued preserving this site and con-
ducting tours after his father's
death. Today the monument that
stands as a memorial to those
who fought in that battle is large-
ly due to the Brown family allow-
ing those visitors. Otherwise, in
the years between the end of the
war and when a monument was
finally set there, that land may
have fallen to another use.
Recently the Olustee Battle-
field Historic State Park, Florida's
first state park, was listed with 53
others as potentially being closed
for budgetary reasons. The parks
were chosen based on the low
These are tough times and
budgets must be cut, but there
are important questions to be
asked of the state before just
allowing the closing of Baker
County's only state park.
For example, I've heard there
is only one full time park ranger
who oversees this park, so is the
cost of keeping this as a state park
.really so high? Would this clos-
ing actually be cost effective or
would it just be for show so that
someone could say that they have
made cuts in the budget, a little
flexing of political muscles?
I do not disagree with cutting
the budget. I'd prefer that over an
increase in taxes, but it should be
done considering carefully where
it is most effective.
Maybe this would be a good
time for citizens who appreciate
the history of our county to call
representatives in the state legis-
lature and voice concerns about
the possible closing of this park.
The closing of any state park
is unfortunate, but many coun-
ties have a few. Our county only
has one. That gives us reason to
strive to keep it open.
And if by chance, it is closed,
maybe we should be prepared to
follow the Brown family's lead
and volunteer to maintain that
land and preserve the history
Re-bidding a disservice
Dear Editor:- .
This letter is in response to the article in The Press of February 3 on
the county commission meeting.
As a contractor, I was perplexed that the board voted to re-bid the
SHIP (housing) contract. In my experience, re-bidding is caused by
either not having at least two or more qualified bids or qualified bids
exceeding the target amount. Both of these are stated in the bid docu-
ments and/or policies of the entities receiving the bids. Many bid docu-
ments also reserve the right to refuse any bid at the solicitor's request.
In the above mentioned case, neither a policy nor bid documents
noted these reasons for re-bid. The article stated the only reason was
that the Higginbotham Brothers' bid was over $10,ooo more than one
of the lower bids.
I appreciate the commission's concern over the higher amount,
however, the over $10,ooo is based on lower bids by contractors who
did not have plans or follow the county's bidding instructions fully.
From all indications, Higginbotham Brothers is being punished for
following instructions and securing plans to make a safe, legitimate
In the future, maybe the board should enact policies and procedures
to address this issue of re-bidding. Seven contractors did not follow
instructions and now have a second chance.
All the contractors now know what the previous bids were. Life is
not fair, but it should be just. The commissioners did Higginbotham
Brothers an injustice.
I should note that I do not know the Higginbotham brothers, nor do
I have any affiliation with their business.
Glen St. Mary
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So the Super Bowl is over and
with it all the hype that captivates
Americans for two weeks. Even if
you aren't a football fan, unless
you've lived in a cave this past
week you know that Green Bay
won the NFL crown in a very ex-
citing game against Pittsburgh.
I am a football fan, but I am
also a student of popular culture.
So when I watch the game I look
at a lot more than the plays.
* You would naturally think
that if you were singing for... oh
... no million people that you
would bother to learn the song.
Pop diva Christina Aguilera
followed in the footsteps of
many, many singers (if you can
call Roseanne Barr a singer) who
thought they knew the Star Span-
gled Banner only to discover at
the worst possible time that they
Our National Anthem is one of
those songs that we all think we
know. But it is not a song any of
us really sing except at ball games
and then we have the help of hun-
dreds of other fellow singers.
But none of us sing it in the
shower or on
the way the MY S
work the way we
do the latest ... THE
Aguilera song. ROBERT
So, when it
comes to brass
tacks, we might not have prac-
ticed it as much as we should.
"What so proudly we watched
at the twilight's last reaming." Or
something like that came out of
Aguilera's mouth. The crowd got
very quiet after it realized that
she had flubbed the lyrics and
Twitter and Facebook heated up.
I'll hand one thing to Aguilera,
though. Her flub demonstrated
that she did not follow in the
footsteps of Whitney Houston,
whose powerful rendition some
years back was made even more
powerful by the fact that she was
actually singing along to - her-
self. If the eternal question is was
it real or Memorex. It was Memo-
* Our national song is also one
that singers like to embellish.
As if the tune isn't good enough,,
they like to add their own vocal
DE OF it is often unrec-
iATTER As a fan of
jazz music I
SERARD know a good
take and re-
shape a solo around the melody,
but that he or she always leaves
the melody clear and ventures
back to it.
Not so for some singers of the
National Anthem who create a
performance that might have the
actual tune in there somewhere if
you listen hard enough.
Sometimes it's better to leave
well enough alone.
* Ignoring the game and head-
ing back to pop culture a little
while longer, I have another head
scratcher. If you are the organiz-
er of the halftime extravaganza,
might it be important to spend
just as much time worrying about
the sound as you do the pyrotech-
nics, light up costumes and stage
I don't like the Black Eyed
Peas, but I suddenly feel sorry for
them. On stage before the big-
gest audience of a lifetime, and
Fergie's microphone wasn't on.
Not checking to make sure a
performer's microphone is on
is a cardinal sin that even ama-
teur performer and sound techs
Visually, the halftime show
Sound-wise, it was like a bad
high school dance. The perform-
ers were off-key, they couldn't
hear what each other were, sing-
ing and their harmonies were
That seems to be a common
thread among Super Bowl half-
time shows. They look great and
With all the state of the art
equipment out there and the
millions of dollars spent on this
show, you'd think they could get
it right. I remember the opening
ceremonies of the Beijing Olym-
pics and how they were both vi-
sually breathtaking and clear as
The Super Bowl people might
take a lesson from the Chinese.
Aguilera deserves a second chance
By now, practically everyone knows that.
Christina Aguilera flubbed the singing of the
national anthem at Super-
bowl XLV. THE
At one point, Aguilera
completely omitted the P
line "o'er the ramparts P
we watched" and sang in- Kel
stead "what so proudly we
Although she botched two lines, it doesn't
merit the onslaught of criticism it has gener-
If it had been any other song, the mistake
would have barely been a blip on the media
But because of the high profile nature of
the piece, Ms. Aguilera will no doubt, from
this day forth, be remembered not for her five
Grammy Music Awards, but as the "singer
who botched the Star Spangled Banner."
Which is unfortunate.
To her credit, even flubbing the lyrics, she
didn't miss a beat and warbled on to the song's
completion. Back stage sources reported her
as being "devastated" afterwards.
That it's embarrassing to make such a gaff
with most of the country watching is a moot
But it isn't the first time a performer has
messed up while singing the nation's first
song and surely won't be the last.
On April 24, 2003, during a game between
the Oregon Trail Blazers and the Dallas Mav-
ericks, 13-year-old Natalie Gilbert, who had
won the privilege of performing in a contest,
completely forgot the words to the national
With 20,000 fans watching, the young
girl struggled in vain to get back on track and
could not. The look on her face seemed to say
"Oh my God, what do I do
I Trailblazers Head Coach
-Y Maurice Cheeks rushed to
1her side and placed his hand
on her shoulder. Steadfast
nnigan and unwavering, he began
feeding her the lyrics. She
faltered a few more times, but he would not
let her give up.
In fact, his body language seemed to sug-
gest a challenge to anyone in the audience
who might dare to be critical.
In the video clip of this incident, you see
him drawing in the audience as if to say
"C'mon, we're all a team, here. Team mem-
bers support each other." He, Ms. Gilbert and
the fans finished the song together.
It was the truest example of the defini-
tion of coach: one who encourages, supports,
doesn't let his players give up and leads them
ultimately to victory.
Shortly after, it would be divulged that Ms.
Gilbert had been very sick with the flu on the
fateful day. She referred to Coach Cheeks as
"her guardian angel."
The following April, Ms. Gilbert was given
another chance to sing the anthem before a
Blazers game in Philadelphia. This time, she
nailed the song. Cheeks, who was present,
gave her a big hug when it was over.
Ms. Aguilera has performed the national
anthem and delivered the lyrics flawlessly on
many occasions over the years. I think she just
had an off day at the Superbowl. But she gets
The Brooldyn Cyclones have offered her the
opportunity to perform The Star-Spangled
Banner before one of its home games later
A point that also needs to be made is that a
surprising percentage of people do not know
the lyrics to the national anthem.
The Jacksons: An American Dream, is a
fact-based movie about the famous Jackson
5 brother's rise to fame. One scene portrays
them on their way to a high profile football
game to sing the national anthem.
It's discovered during their flight that they
don't know the words. Their publicist didn't
know the words either. She frantically can-
vasses all the other adults on the plane, trying
to find out if anyone knows the lyrics.
Lots of singers don't know the lyrics. Pop
singer Jessie McCartney skipped almost the
entire first verse during a performance be-
fore the audience at a Nascar Pepsi 500 race.
While singing the national anthem, superstar
singer Michael Bolton conspicuously checked
his hand on which he had written the lyrics.
The national anthem is a difficult song to
sing on the best of days. Thank goodness per-
formers are only required to belt out just one
of its numerous verses. Let's give Ms. Aguilera
a break. We all deserve one once in a while.
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Everything To Me," and got per-
mission to show it at the Twin
The date was set for the Tues-
day before Thanksgiving. The.
only thing left then was to invite
family, pick up the ring and keep
the whole thing a secret from his
"That was really difficult be-
cause Brittinie always knows ev-
erything going on in the family,"
"It's the only time in the five
years we've been seriously dating
that he's gotten the best of me,"
said Ms. Crews. "I really didn't
have a clue."
"Brittinie and I are both in
school full-time. We have bought
a local business together which
we operate and we don't have
much leisure time. So when we
planned dinner and a movie in
Orange Park she was excited,"
explained Mr. Johnson.
When their Tuesday date night
arrived, they got the news at the
last minute that Mr. Johnson's
niece had become extremely
It was all a ploy, however, to
keep Ms. Crews in the dark.
Because of his concern for
his niece, the date would be cut
short. They cancelled dinner and
opted for a quick movie in Starke
because it was closer than Oiange
When they arrived in Starke
about 30 family members were
hiding at the post office just up
the street from the theater.
Accompanied by his sister
and her husband, Mr. Johnson
guided his unsuspecting fiance
into the empty theater.
Brittinie was disappointed
about not going to dinner. The
movie feature was a 3-D action
film that she wasn't excited about
"Well, if it's 3-D why weren't
we given any 3-D glasses?" she
wanted to know. Several times
she announced she was going
back to get them and an increas-
ingly nervous Mr. Johnson kept
talking her out of it.
'"When we \werefinally settled,
my sister pretended to go for
popcorn, but went and signaled
for the others to come," he said.
As the lights went down, fam-
ily slipped in quietly and seated
themselves on the back rows.
Suddenly Brad Paisley's voice
filled the air and on the screen
appeared the first photo ever
taken of the couple together. It
showed them sitting in a Tahoe,
just before leaving to go to the fall
((From page 1
Deputy Mobley also found
three types of prescription medi-
cation on the suspect, all of which
he was authorized to have.
Asked why he was engaging in
a one-man neighborhood crime
spree, Mr. Bell replied that "times
In other burglaries:
* A rear door was pried open
at the residence of Rebecca Hy-
ers on CR 122 north of Sanderson
on January 30. The only property
missing was a pack of cigarettes
Ms. Hyers reported the crime
the next day, and Deputy Rod-
ney Driggers said a screwdriver
found at the scene was the likely
pry tool. There is a possible sus-
* There was so sign of forced
entry at the home of Reaganne
Deen on CR 229 south of Sand-
erson when a lap top valued at
$600 was taken on February 6.
A relative who had access to a
door key is suspected.
* It appeared someone at-
tempted to enter the residence
of Gregory Mathis on North 5th
St. in Macclenny during daylight
hours on January 31.
A door glass and blinds were
* Susan Gough reported $60
worth of CDs in a box missing
when she returned to her un-
locked residence on Bob White
Lane near Glen St. Mary on Feb-
There was no one home from
10:30 that morning until 9:30
festival at Raiford Road Church.
"You remember that picture,
Brittinie?" Mr. Johnson asked.
Tears began forming in Ms.
Crews' eyes.' "What's going on
here?" she asked over and over.
More photos began appearing:
a summer outing at Lake Waknot
in Hawthorne with Mr. Johnson's
family, a vacation at Panama
Beach with Ms. Crews' family,
images of lots of fun times with
friends and favorite nephews.
In moments, it would be time
to pop the question.
"I knew the last photo would
be of the ring and the two bands
that go with it. I reached in my
pocket to have it ready. I stood
and moved in front of her, then
went down on one knee," said
The ring photo appeared.
Ms. Crews plopped down on her
knees too, demanding "Wade,
what is happening?"
"Brittinie, for Heaven's sake,"
said Mr. Johnson, "Will you get
back up so I can ask you to marry
Ms. Crews laughs at the
memory now. She had once told
her fiance that when he decided
to propose and present her with
an engagement ring to give her a
hint it was coming so she could
have a manicure.
"I wanted my fingernails to
look pretty to show off my ring,"
"What's funny is that earlier
that day my sister had taken her
to the nail salon because she
wanted a pedicure and tried and.
tried to get her to have her hands
done too," added Mr. Johnson,
"but she wouldn't do it."
With the ring she never ex-
pected to have now on her finger,
he asked her to marry him - over
and over, as it turned out.
Ms. Crews stared at the dia-
mord, too overwhelmed to an-
swer. She heard a muffled sob-
bing coming from the back of the
"My Lord," she remembers
thinking. "There are people back
there watching us."
Finally she gathered her wits
enough to say yes to the nervous
man asking her for her hand.
That's when the lights came up
and the family was revealed. Lots
of laughing and crying followed.
Everyone then headed back to
Macclenny to Mr. Johnson's
house where a celebration sup-
per had been planned. There was
a special cake from the couple's
favorite bakery, Sugar and Spice.
The cake featured a ring and
the words "Will you marry me?"
written in icing. People who could
not get to the theater showed up
for the party. It was a joyous eve-
"It was a nerve-wracking week
for me. I was glad we pulled it
off," Mr. Johnson said.
"Wade does special things,"
his fiance said. "The first Valen-
tine's Day we celebrated, he took
me to Franldin Mercantile for
cheesecake by candlelight on the
second floor balcony."
"I don't know what he has
planned for this year. Probably
a picnic of some sort. And I'll get
roses. Any other time it's Gerber
daisies but at Valentines it's al-
ways roses," she said.
The two remember how they
met. They both joined the middle
school's Just Say No club. When
a group of club members at-
tended the Baker County Fair to-
gether, they became acquainted.
Throughout middle and junior
high school they dated on and off
and finally broke up.
"We didn't really speak to each
other for about three years," Ms.
Then one October, during the
fair, they happened to be working
in fair booths next to each other.
They reunited and a romance
blossomed once more, this time
seriously. The couple will always
love the fair for that reason.
Mr. Johnson will soon finish
at St. Leo University with a busi-
ness degree and Ms. Crews will
complete her UNF internship to
be a registered nutritionist. They
decided as a couple to finish
school and be financially stable
(hence the co-owned business)
so they could purchase a house in
the Macclenny area shortly after
They both want to start a fam-
ily and have already agreed that
four kids would be perfect.
But, no matter what direction
they go or what exotic locales
they might happen to visit, the
Twin Theater in Starke will al-
ways'be one of the most special
places they know.
"We even got our engagement
photos made there," said Ms.
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* Received a report from
bodrd member Dean Griffis, who
said he recently had attended a
meeting of the Northeast Florida
School Board Coalition during
which members discussed sever-
al issues of importance, including
a bill in the Florida Legislature
that would tie teacher salaries to
student test scores.
In addition to the teacher
"merit pay" issue, Mr. Griffis
said, coalition representatives
discussed numerous state re-
quirements that impose costly
programs on local districts with-
out any state dollars to help fund
"They asked us to discuss mer-
it pay and to look at our unfund-
ed mandates and narrow them
down to the top three in terms
of their (financial) impact," said
Mr. Griffis, adding that the in-
tent is to help the coalition form
a plan for addressing educational
issues during the 2011 session of
the Florida Legislature.
The coalition will discuss the
issues further at its next meeting
in St. Augustine on March 3, he
* Gave special recognition to
four schools for raising money
for the Cystic Fibrosis Founda-
tion: Keller Intermediate, Mac-
clenny Elementary, Westside
Elementary and Pre-K Kinder-
Claudia Werner, representing
the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation,
said those schools had helped
lead the way "year after year"
to raising over $50,ooo to help
fight the deadly disease in Baker
County in the past eight years.
Standing beside Ms. Werner
was Nancy Mason, a teacher
at Keller Intermediate and the
mother of a young man who died
of cystic fibrosis two years ago.
She said her son had helped start
a fund-raising effort called Coins
for Cure before he died.
"A cure wasn't found in time
for us but there's still other chil-
drep and families suffering in
Baker County," Ms. Mason said,
"and that's why I continue to
work and fight for this."
Ms. Werner said so much
progress has been made in medi-
cal research that scientists are
"on the threshold" of possibly
presenting a potential cure for
cystic fibrosis to the Food and
Drug Administration within two
Whereas it used to be years
before a child could be accurately
diagnosed with the disease, she
said, a standard blood test now
exists that can make such a de-
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Child health study to begin MACCLENNY CITY COM.ISS
Baker first site to launch in Florida Vows to fight privatization
Personnel has been hired,
flyers are hitting mailboxes and
outreach workers will soon be
knocking on doors as the Na-
tional Children's Study kicks off
in Baker County during the com-
Not only is Baker County the
only rural National Children's
Study site in the state, it's also the
first to "open for business," as Dr.
Mark Hudak, the local study's
lead investigator, said during a
meeting at the health department
February 4 with other study part-
The 21-year research project
will take place in three other
Florida counties - Miami-Dade,
Hillsborough and Orange - and
another loi locations around the
The study, sponsored by the
federally-funded National Insti-
tutes of Health [NIH], is designed
to examine a wide-range of fac-
tors that contribute to a child's
health through adulthood, both
before and after birth.
Children and mothers who
participate in the research will be
asked to submit personal medical
information and undergo testing
and monitoring for more than
two decades. Researchers will
also take samples from the natu-
ral and man-made environments
in which children grow up, all in
an effort to better understand
Data collected from study sites
nationwide will be examined and
correlated in hopes of uncovering
the root causes of ailments like
autism, asthma and childhood
The study's results could
impact children's health world-
Baker County was randomly
chosen for the study from a list of
rural counties in the southeast-
SThe study was set to kick-off
late last summer, but delays at-
tributed to complying with cum-
bersome federal security regula-
tions pushed back the start date.
The University of Florida,
which is handling the research
here, and Battelle, an Ohio-based
science and technology research
corporation charged with labora-
tory, outreach and data storage
duties, received their compliance
approvals from NIH just last De-
The University of Miami got
its approval in January.
"There have been a lot of com-
plexities that were not anticipat-
ed," said Dr. Hudak, the chief of
neonatology at UF-Shands.
He was joined last week by
health department staff, UF re-
search nurses, Battelle employ-
ees and representatives from the
PHOTO BY JOEL ADDINGTON
Dr. Mark Hudak, National Children's
Study lead investigator in Baker Coun-
ty and chief of UF-Shands neonatol-
other Florida study sites, some of
whom had visited this area dur-
ing the study's planning stages.
"With the reception we got
here, we left so energized. We
thought we found a gold mine,"
recalled the lead researcher for
Orange and Hillsborough coun-
ties Karen O'Rourke.
Battelle's Macclenny office
at 884 S. 6th St. is expected to
open its doors by the end of the
"It's a great location," said
Battelle manager Brenda Espirit.
"It's very visible in the commu-
The nonprofit corporation has
hired more than a dozen person-
nel already and plans to add four
to six enumerators who will go
door-to-door in the community.
They'll start in harder-to-reach
areas like Sanderson and Olustee
before moving to Macclenny and
Glen St. Mary during the rainy
"We'll have a chance to edu-
cate residents about the study,
and if they're pregnant, hopefully
get them to consent [to participa-
tion]," Dr. Hudak said. During
the next four years, researchers
hope to enroll some 400 women
and children in Baker County,
though at least 150 are required
for the study to move forward.
Mothers in the study will re-
ceive free ultrasounds during
pregnancy plus small tokens of
appreciation like a $25 gift card.
"It will no way reimburse them
for.their time, but it's something,"
said Dr. Hudak.
Consistent and comprehensive
monitoring by medical profes-
sionals is another incentive orga-
nizers believe can spur participa-
tion. They cautioned, however,
that taking part in the study is
not a substitute for health care.
Participants should view them-
selves as pioneers, commented
the health department's Jamie
Williams, because they could one
day help cure childhood diseases
or explain why such ailments oc-
cur in the first place.
Three of the study's nurses,
who will be housed at the health
department, are also Baker
"We feel real strongly about
our community and improving
the health of children in this com-
munity," said UF research nurse
Lori Hodges, a former pediatrics
nurse at Wolfson Children's Hos-
pital in Jacksonville.
"We hope to get that out to the
community - how important the
Privatizing in budget
Governor Rick Scott unveiled February 7 his two-year budget plan
that includes privatizing management of Northeast Florida State Hos-
pital, reducing state workers salaries by 5 percent for pension contri-
butions and cutting the state's corporate tax rate by 2.5 percent.
County Manager C.J. Thompson listened to a presentation from
Gov. Scott on his proposed budget via a conference call Monday morn-
ing with the Republican Party of Florida's executive committee.
Mr. Thompson said those on the call were "blocked" from asking:'
questions or commenting, and that Mr. Scott described his budget
It does include $800 million earmarked for economic development,
according t6 Mr. Thompson, but it's unclear yet how much could filter
down to Baker County.
"He didn't give specifics," Mr. Thompson said of the economic de-
velopment funds. "But that's significant."
The push towards privatization isn't surprising.
Northeast Florida State Hospital, Florida State Hospital in Chat-
tahoochee and North Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center in
Gainesville were recommended for privatization in a report by the
governor's transition team and released in December.
South Florida State Hospital in Pembroke Pines is already privately
managed by the multi-national corporation GEO Group, Inc. and its
subsidiary GEO Care, Inc.
Local officials fear that privatization could lead to job losses at the
Macclenny facility or its relocation altogether, and the impact either
could have on the local economy.
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Governor Rick Scott's plan to
privatize Northeast Florida State
Hospital, unveiled in a two-year
budget proposal Monday, was
met at the Macclenny City Com-
mission meeting the next night
with dismay and vows to con-
tinue resisting the move.
"I'm not ready to throw in the
towel," Darryl Register, execu-
tive director of the Baker County
Chamber of Commerce and a
major player in the fight to keep
NEFSH a publicly-run facility,
On the other hand, he said,
the governor's proposal appears
to have the backing of some of
the most powerful lawmakers
and bureaucrats in Tallahassee,
and it looks like a much more
organized effort than a similar
move in the Florida Legislature
two years ago.
"We've got to be realistic," he
said. "This time it's coming from
the governor and with the sup-
port of the Department of Chil-
dren and Families. And it seems
like the leadership (in the Legis-
lature) supports it."
In addition to NEFSH, the
governor's budget proposal calls
for privatizing two other state
mental health facilities - both
also in rural North Florida areas
similar to Baker County.
Mayor Gary Dopson, a physi-
cian who works at NEFSH, said
he understands the governor
needs to find ways to cut the
state's out-of-control budget. He
just hates to see it done at the ex-
pense of the people who work at
"The real sad thing," Mr. Dop-.
son said, "is that a lot of small
counties were willing to take the
prisons and state hospitals to
provide jobs when larger coun-
ties didn't want them. This will
have a very bad, negative impact
on the small counties who were
willing to take these institu-
Another fedr, he said, is that
if the state privatizes NEFSH it
might decide to relocate the hos-
pital to another county, which
would have an even greater ad-
verse impact on the local econo-
In an effort to preclude that
from happening, Mr. Register
said efforts would be made to get
the state to agree to keep the hos-
pital in Baker County for at least
30 years or more even if under
"We need to be realistic and
try to protect our community the
best way we can," he said.
In other parts of the state
where public mental health hos-
pitals have been placed under
private control, Mr. Register
said, up to 40 percent of the staff
have been cut from the payroll.
Mayor Dopson said that
would be devastating to many
employees who have worked at
NEFSH for many years and de-
pend on their meager income for
"A lot of those folks qualify for
food stamps even though they're
working," he said.
Mr. Register noted that more
than half of Baker County's ap-
proximately 11,ooo "working
people" actually go to jobs in
their home county. The rest,
about 6,ooo, commute to jobs in
A loss of jobs at NEFSH would
only make matters worse, he
said. But he wasn't ready to con-
cede defeat just yet.
"If it's the Lord's will it's the
Lord's will," Mr. Register said.
"But it's a long time between now
and the end of the legislative ses-
In other business, commis-
* Unanimously approved a
zoning change allowing, for the
first time, the retail sale of fire-
works inside the city limits.
* Adopted the 2011 Legislative
Priorities of the Baker County
Legislative Coalition, which
includes, among other issues,
opposition to the privatization
of NEFSH. The document also
seeks to stop further cuts to the
Baker County school district and
to halt the imposition of state
required programs with no addi-
tional state funding for them.
* Accepted an offer of 12.58
acres from the Baker County De-
velopment Corporation, which
financed the construction of the
Baker County Sheriffs Complex
and county jail, in exchange for
a $163,200 debt the non-profit
agency owes the city in past-due
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Pair arrested after
drug deal in city park
Deputies respond to tipser
Two male suspects, one of them a 17-year-old, were arrested fol-
lowing an apparent drug deal at Macclenny City Park the afternoon of
Investigator Mike Hauge, who handles drug cases for the sheriffs
department, said he received an anonymous tip about 4:00 and arrived
near the west parking lot on Blair St. to observe what appeared to be a
drug transaction taking place.
Two males in a tan Pontiac then drove away and the officer, along
with Investigator John Hardin, stopped it for having a cracked wind-
Driver Kenneth Wilds, 20, of Glen St. Mary consented to a search
and admitted to having two small baggies of marijuana in a jacket
pocket, along with a glass smoking pipe and a scale.
Other officers meanwhile searched the park and made contact with
the juvenile, who had a baggie he allegedly purchased and a smoking
Mr. Wilds was booked for possession of the drug and drug equip-
ment, and the youth with possession. He was released to a parent.
A second male in the Pontiac was not charged.
In other arrests:
* Joannie Johnson, 30, of Macclenny and Anthony Veto, 30, of Jack-
sonville were charged with disorderly intoxication and disturbing the
peace at the Country Club Lounge on SR 121 south early on February
Deputy Ben Anderson was on patrol in the area about 12:30 when
advised of a fight in progress. Bouncers had escorted both suspects
from the building, but Cpl. Anderson said they continued to curse and
argue with police and others.
* A 14-year-old special ed student from Sanderson was arrested for
disruptive behavior at Baker County Middle School the morning of
He allegedly cursed at teachers and refused to calm himself while
the remainder of the class was taking a test.
* Thomas Akridge, 22, of Wellborn, Fla. was arrested at county jail
on February 1 on an outstanding warrant from Camden County, Ga. for
driving on a suspended license and having faulty equipment.
* Atteiram Holland, 20, no address listed, was in county jail on Feb-
ruary 4 when he was arrested on a Duval County warrant for theft.
AIDS patient bites
worker at NEFSH
An employee at Northeast
Florida State Hospital reported
to police that she was bitten on
the arm by a male patient who
reportedly has the AIDS virus.
Maxine White, 56, of Mac-
clenny said the patient, age 50,
bit her on the right arm just be-
16w the elbow while she and oth-
ers were attempting to restrain
him about midday on January
30. She reported the attack the
Ms. White also told Deputy Da-
ryl Mobley the patient scratched'
the left side of her neck with his
finger during the altercation that
began when he was admonished
for feeding solid food to another
patient who is prone to choking.
The patient then became an-
gry, saying "I'll give him anything
I want to give him," and narrowly
missed another employee with a
juice can he threw at her.
Deputy Mobley said he did
not observe broken skin in the
bite area, and the neck scratch
extended 3-4 inches. Ms. White
was receiving preventative treat-
ments to retard infection of the
The state attorney's office will.
make a decision on whether the
patient faces a criminal charge.
In other reports:
* Another NEFSH employee,
Amanda Smyth, 25, of Sanderson,
was treated at the Fraser Hospi-
tal emergency room for mouth
and head bruising following an
attack by a male patient, age 34,
the evening of February 6.
She and other workers were
attempting to calm the patient
after he became combative.
Deputy Earl Lord said Ms.
Smyth was bleeding from the
mouth and had swelling in the
temple area of her head.
A similar complaint for bat-
tery was filed.
SAn estranged boyfriend was
arrested for domestic violence
following an attack outside the
Country Club Lounge on SR 121
south the morning of February
Sgt. James Marker was on
patrol in the area shortly after
1:00 am when he was tipped off
by a witness to the incident. Seth
Raulerson, 22, allegedly grabbed
Whitnie Roberts, 21, by the shirt
and neck while she was seated in
Mr. Raulerson became upset
when Ms. Roberts showed up at
the lounge, said witnesses.
Sheriffs deputies made five because of a burn
drug and paraphernalia posses- light.
sion cases the past week after Records showed
stopping motorists in the Mac- prior suspensions,z
clenny area for minor traffic vio- ty found two crack s
lations. in a pack of cigaret
Two of them involved drivers vehicle.
with multiple license suspen- He stopped the
sions. Woodlawn and Sou
* Deputy Matt Sigers stopped * James Tolliver
Jason Parish, 24, of Macclenny erson was a passe
the evening of February 6 be- hide stopped on M
cause of faulty tag lights on his February 2, and he
1999 Chevrolet pickup. for misdemeanor p
Motor vehicle records accessed baggie of marijuana
through a computer revealed in his jacket pocket
Mr. Parish had eight prior li- Deputy Koty Cr
cense suspensions. A subsequent Tolliver was in a vel
search of the vehicle turned up a Quinton Jefferson
baggie of marijuana stashed next erson and stopped
to a console. tail light. He was gi
The vehicle stop took place on ticket.
Lowder St. near the railroad. * Michael Balas
* Deputy Earl Lord stopped clenny was charge
a 1995 Suzuki driven by Jerry sion of a small am
Bubb, 36, of Jacksonville about juana after he was
1:30 the morning of February 6 Lowder and Gatlir
d he had four
and the depu-
tes inside the
rth 6th St.
, 27, of Sand-
nger in a ve-
LK Dr. late on
possession of a
a in plain view
rews said Mr.
hicle driven by
, 26, of Sand-
d for a faulty
ven a warning
;, 21, of Mac-
d with posses-
ount of mari-
n about 1o:oo
Exits Walmart, finds
A shopper at Walmart re-
turned to her pickup truck after
less than one hour in the store the
evening of February 6 to find that
someone had stolen the vehicle's
Rita Holland of Glen St. Mary
called police just before 9:oo
when she discovered the theft'
from a 2006 Ford tow truck she
had left in a space near the gro-
cery entrance. The vehicle be-
longs to her husband's employer
Christopher Fogleman of Green
Deputy Ben Anderson said a
surveillance tape of the area may
help in the investigation.
In another case on the
Walmart property off South 5th,
a criminal complaint for petty
theft was filed February 4 against
Staci Poe, 23, of Sevierville, TN
after she attempted to leave the
store with $42 worth of make-
A store security worker ob-
served her place the merchandise
in her purse that evening about
* Two black females in the
company of a small child evaded
store security at Walmart the af-
ternoon of February 5 after they
were seen stealing merchandise
from the infant department.
The employee briefly con-
fronted the two near the store
entrance, where they denied
the theft and continued into the
parking lot where they got into a
four-door red Saturn driven by a
third black female.
The car then headed toward
Interstate 10 after the security
worker noted the license number.
He estimated the stolen items
were worth $150.
* Rebecca Daniels of Mac-
clenny told police her wallet was
stolen from a cart in Walmart
late in the afternoon of February
3 and used shortly after at the
Shell store in Maxville.
She and her husband retrieved
the wallet and contents except
$5 from a trash can on the store
property. The card had been used
to buy $25 worth of gas.
* A 2010 Toyota belonging to
Rebecca Ziefel of Macclenny was
keyed while parked the evening
of February 3 near College Ave.
and US 9o downtown. There was
no damage estimate.
pm on February 6.
Deputy Jason Hodges said he
observed Mr. Balas' northbound
vehicle swerve onto the oncom-
ing lane, and later found a baggie
in the driver side door.
Mr. Balas was also ticketed for
failure to stay in a single lane.
* Deputy Patrick McGauley
filed a criminal complaint against
a 17-year-old male from Glen St.
Mary for misdemeanor posses-
sion after he stopped the youth's
2002 Ford SUV on South 6th the
David P. Dearing
former Baker County Prosecutor
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Entrance to new roadway from CR 125 blocked until its transfer to county jurisdiction.
Nursery road deal close
Mitigation deal with St. Johns WMD
SThe Glen Nursery Road reloca-
tion that's been stalled for more
than a year due to permitting de-
lays with St. Johns River Water
Management District could soon
S"I'd like to open it in two
months," county manager C.J.
Thompson told commission-
ers during their regular meeting
February 1, referencing the new
Glen Nursery Road alignment
now blocked off from S. CR 125.
' The new road was built in
2oo9 after an agreement be-
tween the county and Glen Nurs-
eries owner Lin Taber more than
seven years ago.
! The county committed to clos-
ihg the existing winding, poorly-
elevated roadway through the
historic nursery property once
Mr. Taber built a 1.5-mile road
tracing the property's northern
boundary along the interstate to
Both alignments are located
west of CR 125 on the south side
of I-io and access Smokey Road
at the intersection with Reid
: Mr. Taber went on to clear the
Oo-foot right-of-way for the new
ioad while the county assisted
ryith placement and sizing of cul-
verts and by stabilizing the dirt
road with the lime rock alterna-
BAKER COUNTY EXTENSION
The Baker County Extension
Service will offer the following
programs and events during Feb-
Iuary. To register or for more in-
formation, call (904) 259-3520.
You can also visit our website at
grams will be held at the Baker
County Agricultural Center, un-
less otherwise noted.
STri-County pesticide up-
aate - February 15 - 5:00 to
j:oo pm at the Lake Butler Com-
miunity Center,. A total of 3.5
CEU's (1.5 CORE + 2 Private/Ag
Row) have been applied for to
this update. Registration is $10o
per person with a deadline of
February 11. Late registration is
$15 per person.
Tri-County beef update
February 17 - 6:00 to 9:oo pm
at the Bradford County Extension
Office in Starke. The topic for this
update is beef cattle nutrition.
Speaker topics include body con-
tive known as EZ Base.
With the work completed and
the road swap imminent, Mr.
Taber received notification from
the water management district
that due to the presence of 0.3
acres of wetlands in the 13-acre
project area, a permit should've
Mr. Taber said at that time the
district agreed to waive a hefty
fine as long as permitting took
Soon county commission-
ers approved covering roughly
$12,000 worth of engineering
services from Prosser Hallock
to pursue the permit in August
2009, and then a few months
later added $11,700 in services
from LD Bradley Land Surveyors
and Enviromnental Resource So-
All three firms are based in
"One thing just led to another
and it was drug on and drug out,"
said Mr. Taber this week. "St.
Johns kept saying we needed this
and that to get the permit ... We
still don't have a permit."
The district would not issue
the permit unless Mr. Taber set
aside 9 acres of his property to
mitigate for the altered wetlands,
explained Mr. Thompson to the
board last week.
During a meeting with dis-
trict staff last month, the county
manager suggested that the new
road be deeded to the county so
edition and scoring, minerals and
overall nutrition. Registration for
the event is $5 per person with a
deadline of February 14.
it could undertake mitigation
independent of Mr. Taber and
the nursery property, possibly at
the nearly 17oo-acre Shoals Park
northwest of Glen St. Mary.
"Fantastic. That would be
great," Mr. Taber recalls saying.
The nursery owner is complet-
ing paperwork associated with
the right-of-way transfer.
"It was the easiest way to get
this resolved," Mr. Thompson
The commission will likely
consider acceptance of the land
at a later date.
A Lake City couple ejected
from their SUV on Interstate 10
the evening of February 4 ended
up at Shands Jacksonville with
Trooper Dan Myers of the
Florida Highway Patrol said
neither Brian Williamson, 22,
nor passenger Kathryn Lynch,
24, was wearing a seat belt when
their eastbound 1994 GMC Jim-
my went out of control just after
The vehicle was in the inside
lane when it drifted onto the
paved apron and the driver over
corrected, sending it back across
both travel lanes and rotating
clockwise and it entered the
It then went airborne before
striking a pine tree and violently
rotating, throwing both occu-
Trooper Myers charged Mr.
Williamson with careless driv-
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Three convenience store
clerks were cited for selling beer
and an alcohol energy drink to an
underage and undercover female
the evening of February 3.
In addition, three others who
were in stores when clerks re-
fused to sell to the 18-year-old
female were charged with pur-
chasing beer for her.
That evening marked the sec-
ond one in two.weeks when de-
coy purchasers accompanied by
police who waited outside tested
the state statute that requires
persons be at least 21 to purchase
The previous week 14 stores in
the county were visited and an-
other undercover female, also 18,
was turned down in all of them.
Charged last week were:
* Ruby Lightsey, 57, of Mac-
clenny, working at Johnny's
Snack N Gas near the state line
on SR 121.
* Stephanie Perdue, 26, of
Sanderson, clerking at the Cheap
Butts store in Sanderson.
* Yong Andzeiczak, 60, of
Baldwin, of the Citgo station at
US 90 and Interstate 10 west of
Maj. Chuck Brannan, the
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viduals in the store at the time of-
fered to take her to Country Boy's
on US 90 in Glen, where they
bought a six-pack for her.
They were identified as Randy
Davis, 45, and Lewis Karnes, 43,
both of Glen. They were cited for
purchasing alcohol for a minor.
Robert Williams, 29, of Sand-
erson faces a similar charge for
buying alcohol from Ms. Perdue
shortly after she turned down the
teen. The clerk was charged be-
cause she was aware the beer was
bought for the teen.
The sheriffs department tests
enforcement of the sale law about
twice a year, typically netting a
handful of clerks.
The charges are all misde-
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people working in these stores
that they need to think twice be-
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could be underage. It might be us
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He said the decoy purchasers
used the past two weeks do not
appear to be older than their 18
years. BCSO is careful about that
aspect of the stings, he added, be-
cause it doesn't want to appear to
be tricking the sellers.
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'Aunt Rosie' turns 100!
Raised in Happy Meal-free world
JAMES CROFT I
Imagine never having a Happ)
Meal as a child, because there re.
no McDonalds. What if you li\ ed
your childhood without evcr
hearing of a Barbie Doll, a Slinky.
bubble gum or a ballpoint pen .'
Rosa Mott, a native of Oius-
tee, lived that life, because these
items did not exist when she \was
born 1oo years ago.
Rosa, or Aunt Rosie to family
members and close friends,
was born February 5, 1911
and celebrated her iooth
birthday last Saturday.
Family members held a
party at Baya Pointe Nurs-
ing Home in Lake City
where Ms. Mott has lived
since 2003. She has outlived
many of her family.
She was the eleventh of
14 children born to William
Paul and Virginia Hurst Mikell.
The couple had seven boys and
seven girls, but Ms. Mott is the
only one left.
She married Lester Mott and
moved to Jacksonville where
she resided for much of her life.
Lester died in the 1940s and they
had one son, William H. "Buck"
Mott, who died in 2003.
She remarried and lived in
Macclenny for a while, but after
the marriage ended in divorce
she returned to Jacksonville to
live with her son. Buck never
married and she has no grand-
children, only nieces and neph-
In fact, she had 25 nieces and
nephews, but only 20 are alive
today. Nine of them made it to
the celebration, along with a few
Olustee native Rosa Mott celebrated her 100th birthday Febru-
ary 5 in Lake City. She's shown above with her nieces and neph-
ews. Pictured above (front row from left) are Mary Lee Hagan of
Olustee, Ms. Mott, Eldred Mikell of Dade City, (back row from left)
Johnnie Croft of Olustee, Nancy Crews of Macclenny, June McK-
night of Lake City, Freeman Dowling of Olustee, Paulette Shadd
of Lake Butler, Delores Burns of Jacksonville, and Melvin Owen of
Olustee. At left is Ms. Mott as a young girl.
great-nieces and great-nephews.
Ms. Mott has seen first-hand
many changes in the world hav-
ing lived during times that many
of us only read about in books or
She still speaks of being one
of 14 children and life as a child
on a farm. Most of the food eaten
by the family was grown on their
farm off Possum Trot Road. As
each young child was able he
or she had to go to the fields to
work. The farm produced enough
to feed her family and a few oth-
ers, even during hard times.
Ms. Mott continued to live a
simple life even after moving to
Jacksonville. She worked at the
A&P on Beaver Street in Jack-
sonville for many years until
Public defender office relocates
A reception was held the morning of January 28 as the official opening of
the recently renovated office of the public defender at 81 North 3rd St. just
north of the county administration building [formerly the building and
zoning department]. Pictured here are newly appointed chief public de-
fender Stacy A. Scott of Gainesville, who replaced veteran Rick Parker as a
gubernatorial appointment who will have to run for the office in two years.
She is speaking with Chris Thomas, director of Baker Community Counsel-
ing Services in Macclenny. Ms. Scott supervises a corps of 36 lawyers in the
seven counties that comprise the Eighth Judicial Circuit.
retiring. Her home was always
spotless and she enjoyed tending
to her flowers.
Time has taken a toll on her
short-term memory and she is
confined to a wheelchair, but her
general health condition is good,
and better than most of her fam-
Could it have something to
do with working hard and living
simple, even if she was deprived
as a child of enjoying a Happy
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 02-2010-CA-0118
COUNTRY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION,
A Federal Credit Union,
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: SHANE BALDWYN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Complaint for Money Dam-
ages has been filed against you and you are required
to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on
FRANK E. MALONEY, JR., RA., 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 27th
day of February, 2011, and to file'the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before service on FRANK E.
MALONEY, JR., PA., attomey or Immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered against you for the
relieve demanded in the Complaint or Petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on this 20th
day of January, 2011.
Frank E. Maloney, Jr., PA.
Attorney for Plaintiff
445 East Macclenny Avenue
Macclenny, FL 32063
TA. "AL" FRASER
CLERK OF COURT
NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to aWrit of Execu-
tion Issued in the County Court of Baker County, Florida,
on the 4th day of January, 2011, ih the cause wherein,
COUNTRY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, was plaintiff, and
JACKLYNN J, BARTON, Was defendant, being Case No.
02-2009-CC-0227 in said Court, I, Joey B. Dobson, as
Sheriff of Baker County, Florida have levied upon all the
right, title and Interest of the party named in the Writ of
Execution, Jacklynn J. Barton, in and to the following
described personal property, to-wit:
1998 Plymouth Neon 4 DR
(NOTE: Anyone Interested In viewing the vehicle be-
ing sold may do so 45 minutes prior to the time of the
I shall offer this property for sale, at HIgginbotham's
Towing & Recovery, 7611 W. Mount Vemon St., Glen St.
Mary, FL, County of Baker, State of Florida, on March
1st, 2011 at the hour of 11: OOa.m., or as soon there-
after as possible. I will offer for sale all of the defen-
dant, Jacklynn J. Barton's, right, title and interest in
the aforesaid personal property, at public auction and
will sell the same, subject to taxes, all prior liens, en-
cumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest and
best bidder for CASH IN HAND. The proceeds to be ap-
plied as far as may be to the payment of costs and the
satisfaction of the above described execution. (NOTE:
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act,
persons with disabilities needing special accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceeding should contact the
Baker County Sheriff's Office at (904) 259-0245 prior to
the date of the sale.)
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Children under 6 admitted free
BPo. ofiIe :lou.e 1 hour before .hoi w i .:1rrrir Credit Union
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JOEY B. DOBSON,
Sheriff of Baker County,
By: Pamela L. Davis, D.S.
INVITATION TO BID
NEW 3.5 TON HEAT PUMP SPLIT SYSTEM
The Baker County Board of Commissioners will be ac-
cepting written sealed bids until 5:00pm on February
24, 2011 for the following: Removal of existing system
(air handler & heat pump) and Install One (1) New 3.5
ton heat pump split system Including air handler for the
Emergency Services Office located at 1190 West Mac-
All work must be performed by a licensed person and
be In compliance with State and local codes,
Bids shall be submitted to the Baker County Board of
Commissioners, Baker County Administration Build-
ing, 55 North Third Street, Macclenny FL 32063 on or
before 5:00pm on February 24, 2011. Bids should be
marked "EMS Office AC" on the outside of envelope.
Any questions regarding the project may be addressed
to Sara Little at (904) 259-3613.
The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right
to reject any or all bids, to waive any Informality In the
proposal process, and to award the contracts) In the
best Interest of the County.
On growing vegetables
The Baker County Extension
Service will be offering the fol-
lowing programs and events
during February and March. To
register for these programs or
for more information, call (904)
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Baker County Agricultural Cen-
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 02-2010-CA-0135
TD BANK, N.A., as substituted plaintiff for CAROLINA
as successor by merger to Mercantile Bank,
RONALD 0. GIVENS and VICKI E. GIVENS, his wife;
CARON 0. EDWARDS; et al.,
NOTICE OF ACTION/CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
NOTICE BY PUBLICATION
TO: ALL UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, LEGATEES, BEN-
EFICIARIES, GRANTEES OR OTHER PERSONS OR ENTI-
TIES CLAIMING BY OR THROUGH VICKI E. GIVENS, DE-
CEASED and all unknown parties claiming by, through
under or against the named defendants, whether living
or not, and whether said unknown parties claims as
heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors; creditors,
trustees, or in any other capacity, claiming by, through
under or against the named defendants.
Last Known Address: Unknown
Current Address: Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Complaint to fore-
close a mortgage on real property located in Baker
County, Florida has been filed and commenced in this
Court and you are required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on DANIEL S. MANDEL of
the Law Offices of Daniel S. Mandel, PA., Attorneys for
Plaintiff, whose address is 2700 N. Military Trail, Ste.
355, Boca Raton, Florida 33431 and file the original
with the Clerk of the above styled Court within 30 days
after first publication of Notice,on or before March 11,
2011, otherwise a default will be entered against you
for the relief prayed for in the Complaint, to wit the
foreclosure of a mortgage on the following described
A part of the Southwest 1/4 of the South-
west 1/4 of Section 32, Township 2 South,
Range 22 East, Baker County, Florida, being
more particularly described as follows:
For a Point of Reference Commence at
the Northeast comer of the Southwest
1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of said Section
32; thence S. 89� 47' 15" W, along the
North line of the said Southwest 1/4 of
the Southwest 1/4, a distance of 403.29
feet to an intersection with the projection
of the East line of the lands described in
Official Records Book 1998, page 6347,
of the current public records of Baker
County, Florida; thence S 01" 09' 05" E,
along the said projection line, a distance
of 27.11 feet to the Point of Beginning,
said point also being the NE comer of the
lands described in said Official Records
Book; thence S 01� 09' 05" Northerly Right
of Way line of South Boulevard (a'50 foot
Right of Way as presently established) and
the Southeast comer of said lands; thence
N 89" 29' 05" W, along said Northerly Right
of Way line and along the South line of
said lands, a distance of 133.5 feet to the
Southwest comer of said lands; thence
departing said Northerly Right of Way line,
N 01" 09' 05" W, along the Westerly line
of said lands, a distance of 316.4 feet to
the Northwest comer of said lands; thence
S 89� 29' 05" E, along the Northerly line
of said lands, a distance 133.5 feet to the
Point of Beginning.
Being the same lands as described in Offi-
cial Records Book 1998, page 6347, of the
public records of Baker County, Florida.
Streetaddress: 531 S. Blvd. W., MacClenny,
NOTE: PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION
PRACTICES ACT YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS LAW
FIRM IS DEEMED TO BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPT-
ING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OB-
TAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.
This notice shall be published once each week for two
consecutive weeks in the THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court at Macclenny,
Baker County, Florida this 1st day of February, 2011.
As Clerk of the Circuit Court
BY: Jamie Crews
As Deputy Clerk
Osceola National Forest
PROPOSED CHANGES TO CAMPING REGULATIONS
* CURRENT POLICY - stay limit of 14 days within
a 30 day period; may relocate to another site at least
1 mile away
* PROPOSED NEW POLICY - Camping or maintain-
ing a campsite in excess of 14 days within any 30 day
time period, unless the campsite has been posted with
different stay limits by the Forest Service. 36 C.F.R.
* DOES NOT APPLY to hunt camps during general
* DOES NOT APPLY to day use; only applies to
SUBMIT COMMENTS to Osceola National Forest,
RO. Box 90, Olustee, FL 32070 or email@example.com
or call 386-752-2577 ext. 4509 BY March 4, 2011.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 02-2009-CA-000054
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
SHAWN P. MCDONALD , et al,
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Re-
scheduling Foreclosure Sale dated January 25, 2011
and entered in Case NO. 02-2009-CA-000054 of the
Circuit Court of the EIGHTH Judicial Circuit in and for
BAKER County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK,
NA, is the Plaintiff and SHAWN P. MCDONALD; CINDY
L. MCDONALD; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the
Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash
AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE BAKER COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 3rd day of March, 2011,
the following described property as set forth in said
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN THE E � OF
THE NE Y4 OF THE NW �Y OF SECTION 29,
TOWNSHIP 3 SOUTH, RANGE 19 EAST,
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA; SAID PARCEL
BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED
COMMENCE AT THE CONCRETE MONU-
MENT FOUND AT THE NW CORNER OF
SAID SECTION 29, AND RUN N 89 DEGREES
13'46" E, ALONG THE NORTHERLY BOUND-
ARY THEREOF, 2359.26 FEET TO A SET
CONCRETE MONUMENT FOR THE POINT OF
BEGINNING. FROM THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING THUS DESCRIBED CONTINUE N 89 DE-
GREES 13' 46" E, ALONG SAID NORTHERLY
BOUNDARY, 311.18 FEET TO A CONCRETE
MONUMENT FOUND AT THE NE CORNER OF
SAID E � OF THE NE � OF NW �; THENCE
S 01 DEGREES 04'10" E, ALONG THE EAST-
ERLY BOUNDARY THEREOF AND ALONG
THE WESTERLY BOUNDARY OF DOBSON'S
UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION, 350.54 FEET
TO A SET CONCRETE MONUMENT; THENCE
S 89 DEGREES 26'16" W, PARALLEL WITH
THE SOUTHERLY BOUNDARY OF SAID E �,
A DISTANCE OF 311.19 FEET TO A SET CON-
CRETE MONUMENT;' THENCE N 01 DEGREES
04'10"W, PARALLEL WITH SAID EASTERLY
BOUNDARY, 349.41 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE
HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A FIXTURE
AND APPURTENANCE THERETO.
A/K/A 5316 NATIONAL FOREST ROAD 209,
OLUSTEE, FL 32072
Any person claiming an Interest in the surplus from the
sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date
of the Lis Pendens mdst file a claim within sixty (60)
days after the sale.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on Janu-
ary 27, 2011.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Jamle Crews
Florida Default Law Group, P.L.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
**See Americans with Disabilities Act
If you are a person with a disability who needs any
accommodation in order to participate In this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance. Please contact:
Ms. Jan Phillips
Human Resources Manager
Alachua County Family/Civil Courthouse
201 E. University Avenue, Room 410
Gainesvllle, FL 32601
A, R&R, INC
10525 DUVAL LANE
MACCLENNY, FL 32063
Phone (904) 259-4774
The following vehicle will be sold at public auction
February 25, 2011 at 10:00 am at A, R&R INC, 10525
Duval Lane, Macclenny, FL 32063.
1991 Lincoln Town Car
Having a high degree of
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO.: 02-2011-CA-0005
LOSSIE LOU CANADY, deceased andher heirs, assigns,
widower, devisee, grantees, creditors, or other
parties claiming through, by under, or against
her; and SHARON L. CANADY,
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: LOSSIE LOU CANADY, deceased and her heirs, as-
signs, widower, devisee, grantees, creditors, or other
parties claiming through, by under, or against her; and
SHARON L. CANADY
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Suit to Quit Title under Ad-
verse Possession has been filed on the following de-
A part of Section 32, Township 1 North,
Range 21 East more particularly described
The West of the East � Of the Southwest
1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of the said Section
32, Less and Except any portion within the
right of way of Frederick Raulerson Road.
Containing 10 acres, more or less.
You are required to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to the action on the Petitioners Attorney
whose, name and address is HUGH D. FISH, JR., at P.O.
Box 531, Macclenny, Florida 32063, on or before Feb-
ruary 14, 2011 and file the original with the Clerk of
Court, either before service on the petitioner's attorney
or immediately thereafter; otherwise a Summary Final
Judgement will be entered for the relief demanded in
WITNESS my hand and Seal of this Court on this 13th
day of January, 2011.
THOMAS "AL" FRASER
As Clerk of the Court
BY: Jamie CreWs
Hugh D. Fish Jr.
Attorney at Law
34 S. 5th Street
Macclenny, Fl 32063
(904 259-6606 or 259-6705
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 02-2011-CP-0005
IN RE: The Estate of:
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of EMILIA STAFFORD,
deceased, File Number 02-2011-CP-0005, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Baker County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 339 East Macclenny
Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063. The names and ad-
dresses 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, includ-
ing unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice is served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against decedent's es-
tate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
The date of first publication of this Notice is February
FRANK E. MALONEY, JR., Esquire
Attorney for PerSonal Representative
445 East Macclenny Avenue
Macclenny, FL 32063
Florida Bar No.: 142990
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR BAKER COUNTY,
File No. 02-2010-CP-061
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LARRY DARNELL CURRENCY,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Larry Darnell Sur-
rency, deceased, whose date of death was February 19,
2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Baker County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 339
East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063.
The names and addresses of the personal representa-
tive and the personal representative's attorney are set
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 THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
The date of first publication of this notice is February
Johnnie Jackson Surrency
13695 Ivory Williams Road
Sanderson, Florida 32087
Law Offices of:
COOKE & MEUX, PA.
Joseph Clay Meux, Jr.
Florida Bar Number: 041114
A. Hamilton Cooke
Florida Bar Number 110757
Richard K. Britton
Florida Bar Number: 480339
501 Riverside Avenue, Suite 903
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Telephone: (904) 396 5101
Fax: (904) 399 1030
'fliursday, February 2011
THF BAKFR COUNTTN'IY PRESSCI
Ihursday, ~ 1~ Ic1nr ,l 1i AIRC U t RS
Taylor School eighth grade in 1940
i All but three students pictured in this class photo were identified. They are (front row, from left) Joe Dugger, El-
gene Taylor, Lorenza Braddock, Edward Yarbrough, Ben Walker, Bossy Lauramore and Rollie Gainey; (middle row
from left) Virgil Eddy, Cherry Fish, Agnes Harvey, J.B. Altman, unidentified, Albert Eddy, Harold Taylor and Clinton
Gainey; (back row from left) Louise Yonn, Retha Walker, unidentified, Myrle Fish, Helen Johns, unidentified, Aubrey
Hires. The teacher Giles Bethea is not pictured.
PHOTO COURIESY oi- HELEN BRADSHAW o01 MACLLENNY
Do you have access to old photos like this? We're interested in the faces and places of Baker Coun-
ty in years past. Bring or mail your photo to us, or scan them for e-mail delivery. Please include
your name, a contact number or e-mail address, detailed information on when and where the
photo was taken, and the names of the people in the photo [as many as known]. Mail them to the
newspaper c/o P.O. Box 598 or bring them by 104 S. 5th St. in Macclenny so they can be scanned,
: or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos submitted in person will be returned.
'Too busy' for television
pack 1 st
Cub Scout Pak 555 celebrated
its first award ceremony since
being revived. Members re-
ceived their first set of awards
and badges for completing
different tasks. The awards
ceremony was held January
27 at the First United Method-
ist Church. Pictured are Tony
Esterling, Buffy Stites, Noah
Himmelhaver, Tim Sparkman,
Amy Denison, Ken Doss, Alex
Himmelhaver, Antonio Ester-
ling, Marcus Doss, Trent Spark-
man, Austin Nettles, Will John-
son, Tristin Stites, Ron McElroy,
Leland Nettles and Sean Sitz,
More than 162 million people
watched Superbowl XLV - more
viewers than ever before - but
- north county resident Dennis
Whelan wasn't among them.
Why you ask? The retiree's
home on Oak Hill Road lacks a
television and he's too busy to
watch one anyway.
"I tell everybody I'm retired,
Sbut I go to bed tired every night,"
he quipped a few days before the
:-.. Mr. Whelan, 64, moved to
Baker County from Jacksonville
,four years ago and a year later
Married his wife Sheila.
S But last year, the same day the
Couple renewed their vows, Mr.
SWhelan disconnected the TV and
"But it hadn't been on for
0,1 two years before that," he said.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF DENNIS WHELAN
"There's nothing that really en-
tertains us about TV."
What does keep the couple
busy is the Internet, family,
goats, rabbits, tending to an 8-
acre tract, managing four rental
properties and a plethora of ac-
tivities with First Baptist Church
of Cuyler, like icing 350 cupcakes
and baking 600 cookies for the
latest youth revival.
"We're big into Facebook,"
said Mr. Whelan. "We use it like
a daily diary of what we're doing
or what we read in the news."
He even met his wife online.
"The nice thing about our age
is we have the ability and desire
to stay busy. So many people who
retire, they get bored," said the
former call center manager, who
admits to enjoying CSI and other
detective shows in years past.
The 1992 film Unforgiven
directed by Clint Eastwood and
starring the Oscar-winning actor
was the last movie Mr. Whelan
"Clint Eastwood was my hero,"
Need to look up the L I
for a classified ad
and don't have
the paper handy?
an all new _______
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aged 5-9 have had at least ,
one cavity or filling.
What can you do to prevent
Visit the dentist every six
Brush twice daily
Limit soda and candy
Eat nutritious meals
Working Toward Wellness
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Baker County Health Department
480 West Lowder St.
Macclenny, FL 32063
363 W. Macclenny Ave
(.904) .261 I www.bakercountypress.com
March I is the deadline to file for all exemptions.
bYu ma) be eligible for any of the following:
Homestead Exemption $50,000 i
Senior Exemption it,,l,,h.e.. l ti/, /i/ li. , I A.L .i.,t;u oi $50,000 ^i \ ..
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For additional information call (90- 259-3191
or visit www.bakerpa.com
Our office is located at 32 N. 5th Street in Macclenny
Timothy P. Sweat, CFA - Baker County Property Appraiser
PHOTO BY JUD JOHNSON
THE BAKEl:R CO)UNTIY PRESS
.: lliursdjav, February -
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS
CHURCH AND OBITUARY NOTICE INFORMATION CONTACT US
Obituaries must be submitted in a timely fashion and have a local connection. Pictures are printed with By phone at 904.259.2400 or by fax at 904.259.6502. You can stop by our office located at 104S. Fifth Street,
obituaries free of charge. The newspaper reserves the right to publish photos based on quality. It is requested Macclenny, FL or mail your submission to PO Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063.
that all news items be typed or emailed to insure accuracy in print. We are available online at www.bakercountypress.com
83, was an LPN
Zacqulyn Dorothy Boster,
83, of Macclenny died Febru-
ary 1, 2011. She was born to Paul
N e u m a n s
ber 5, 1927.
Dorothy was : rd by
a resident of , .
ty since the
She worked Zacqulyn Boster
as a licensed
practical nurse and enjoyed
sewing. She was predeceased by
son James Dennis Phillips.
Survivors include children
Susan (Earl) Alford of Glen St.
Mary and George Russell (San-
dy) Phillips of Webster; sisters
Bonnie Jordan of Mims, FL and
Beverly McLean of Doctors In-
let; 11 grandchildren and her 12
A graveside service was held
Friday, February 4 at 2:00 pm at
Manntown Cemetery in Glen St.
Mary. Ferreira Funeral Services
was in charge of arrangements.
for Mrs. Moody
Helen E. "Betty" Moody, 82,
of Macclenny died Monday,
February 7, 2011. She was born
December 13, 1928 in Allegh-
York to Mel-
Betty was a .
of God and
was a deeply -
woman who Helen Moody
Lord. She was also a member
of the Red Hat Society. She -was
a loving mother, grandmother
and will be dearly missed by all.
She was preceded in death by
son Thomas Paul Moody.
Survivors include son Daniel
(Patricia) Moody of Keystone
Heights; daughters Barbara
(Tommy) Cherry and Margaret
(David) Bradshaw, both of Jack-
sonville and Penny (Mike) Col-
lins of Macclenny; sister Ruth
Barker of Crescent City; nine
grandchildren; 16 great-grand-
children and one great-great
grandchild: a host of other rela-
tives and friends.
The funeral service will be
held Friday, February ii at 11 am
at Oceanway Assembly of God
in Jacksonville with Rev. Danny
Baggett officiating. Interment
will follow at Edgewood Cem-
etery. The family will receive
friends Thursday evening at Ce-
dar Bay Funeral home of Jack-
sonville, from 6:00-8:00 pm. In
lieu of flowers, donations may
be made to any Vystar Credit
Union account #702859211.
CR o127 N. of Sanderson
Sunday School 10:00 am
Sunday Morning Service 1 1:00 am
Sunday Night Service 6:00 pm
Ved. Night Service 7:30 pm
Pastor Allen Crews
Assistant Pastor Timothy Alford
First Baptist Church
CR 229 S., Sanderson FL
Sunday School ....... 10:00 am
Sun. Morning Worship. 11:00 am
63, dies February 2
Rhonda Diane Pietrowski, 63,
of Macclenny died February 2,
2011. She was born in McCrory,
1948 to the
fel. She was
a resident of
ty since 1999
pen den c e, Rhonda Pietrowski
Diane was a wonderful wife to
her husband, who retired from
the Marine Corps. and a doting
mother to her three boys, who
were her life.
She loved spending time talk-
ing to her best friend (her moth-
er). Gardening was her passion,
she received such joy in her
beautiful flowers and the bounty
of her harvest. Diane was also
an avid news and current event
follower which stemmed from
her years of journalism while
co-publishing the Tate County
Reporter newspaper in Missis-
sippi. Diane was predeceased
by her parents and her brother
Survivors include her loving
husband of 45 years, Richard
Pietrowski; children Shawn and
Theresa, Scott, and Jeremy and
Kim; grandchildren Jeremy Jr.,
Heather, Aleka, Blake, Mike,
and Jon; her loving canine com-
A funeral service will be held
at a later date in Independence,
MS. Ferreira Funeral Services
was in charge of arrangements.
We would like to express our
sincere thanks to everyone for all
the love and support during our
time of grief over the loss of Crys-
tal Combs. No words can express
what all the phone calls, visits,
flowers, food, etc. meant to our
family and how deeply it touched
our hearts. A special thanks to V.
Todd Ferreira Funeral Home and
pastors David and Timmy Thom-
as for doing such a beautiful job
on the service.
Adeline, James Combs and Family
Mt. Zion N.C.
121 North t 259-4461
Pastor Tinm C6esbire
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 700 pm
Martha Jane Robinson, 70, of
Macclenny died February 1, 2011
following a long illness. She was
21, 194o in
Georgia to .
was a loving
er who loved
to plant and
grow flow- Martha Robinson
traveling seeing different places
and get-togethers with family.
She was preceded in death by
first husband and father of her
children, Norman Pitts; second
husband Clifford Robinson;
brothers Jimmy, Billy, Roland
and James Bloodworth; sister
Survivors include daughters
Kathy Lynn Todd of Jacksonville
and Sharon Kay (John) Net-
tles; brother Alexander "Steve"
Bloodworth of Okeechobee; sis-
ter Patsy Screws of Jacksonville;
special nephew Joey Blood-
worth of Perry; grandchildren
Norman Lee and Hollie Elkins
of Jacksonville, John Nettles
Jr. and Amber Nettles, both of
The funeral will be held at a
later date in Toomsboro at the
family cemetery. Green Pine Fu-
neral Home and Cemetery is in
charge of arrangements.
A t in ad
'Joey' Wright, 27,
Joseph "Joey" Warren Wright,
27, of Jacksonville, died January
28, 2011. His contagious smile
will never be
ternal grand- Jospeh Wright
Bradley George of Macclenny,
paternal grandmother Dorothy
Wright; sisters Jessica, Brittney
and Calah; brother Lonnie; lov-
ing aunts, uncles and friends.
The funeral service was held
at Macedonia Cemetery on Feb-
ruary 8. In lieu of flowers please
send donations to Archer Fu-
neral Home in Lake Butler to
help defray costs.
In Loving Memory of
1970 - 2005
Though Mike is not here with
us, we stillfeel his love. His smile
is etched in our minds.
The patience and gentleness
he had will never be forgotten.
MOM AND FAMILY
The Sanderson Christian Re-
vival Center is having a gospel sing
Friday, February 11 beginning at
7:30 pm. The church is located on
the corner of Highway 229 South
and Sapp Road.
7., �I . ij .
23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounrd Rd.
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Children's Church . 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Services 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting 7:00 pm
Pastor J. C. Laurarinore welcomes all
Glen St. Mary
DIRECTIONS FOR LIFE
St. James Episcopal Church
... Minnesota Ave. & 5th Street
-7 Sunday Worship
\Paul Smith, Vicar . 259-9198
Jesus: The Way, The Truth and The Life
Sunday School 10:00AM. Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 PM.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 AM. Wed. Eve. Worship 7:30 PM.
Pastor Rev. Shannon Conner
North 6th Street - Macclenny * 259-3500
iii In Loving Memory
of my Daddy
Garrett Scott Iarris
3-23-86 - 02-14-07
fappy�' afentine 's (Day! �
ugs and(jsses sent to you in Heaven...
- Love,-Your Daughter, [
gab6y Sfiae :ams | ns
Jesus answered, "Verily, verily I
say unto thee, evcepl a man be
born of water and ol the Spirit,
he cannot enter into the king-
dom of God. John 3 5
270 US Highway 301 N. . Baldwin FL 32234 -
Arrangements made in your home or our facility
Fair & Reasonable Prices
Funeral & Cremation Services
Locally Owned & Family Operated
at U I I Thank you to all!
Salary Baptist Church
Sunday Night Service 600 pm
- 1 Wednesday Service
523 North Boulevard W.
Four blocks north of Hwy. 90 in Macclenny
Pastor Donnie E. Williams ** 259-4529
The Road to Calvary Church
would like to thank all the pastors
and people who supported our
Homecoming Revival with
Bro. Roger Luke.
Sun. Evening Worship .. 6:00 pm
Wed.'Eve. Bible Study.. 7:00 pm
Pastor Bob Christmas
Titirsayi re RAIIA CoJ]rY IjRS PiAA
In Loving Memory of
1/23/1948 - 2/02/2011
On the 2nd day of the 2nd month
of the iith year of 2000.1 lost my
longest known best friend. She was
there when I began. But shortly I
three with the
us. In times of
rarely went a
food and nev- G:
er went with-
out love and Rhonda Pietrowski
meal may not have been what we
wanted but it was life sustaining.
Her inherent instinct was to always
do what was bestfor us. But we did
not notice her not eating many of
the times. She was given strength
not by food but by God's grace
to protect and raise a family. We
didn't know what was to become
of us but we will make a difference
to those we will meet. As this Angel
trained the apostles (us) within her
midst, her glory got brighter. The
flock became of age and went out
to make their mark upon the world.
The Angel began to neglect herself
as herflock spread unto the earth
to provide for their family but she
did not have a plan for after they
left. She always believed everyone
would never leave home.
So the days passed. She began
to slowly enjoy her time alone with
her husband. Over time they made
plans of grandeur that would sur-
prise the average dullfuture. In the
golden years they would travel in
an RV all around the country.
But fate was to intervene. First,
the Angel took fall and was tested
by earth's cruel torment. She was
afflicted by a stroke which she did
overcome. 0' how she now sees
her dreams with her beloved hus-
band appear nearly dashed. The
Angel then as tempted like only
Job from the Bible would under-
stand. The Arch Angel of the fam-
ily, Grandma, Marie, Mother of Di-
ane the Angel,falls ill with terminal h
cancer. But the two Angels aren't
done being tormented. For as the
ArchAngel ispositively assuring us
ofher heavenly future the other An-
gel suffers'another unrecoverable
stroke. The two Angels are within
the same house 2 feet apart but in
different rooms. This distance, sep-
arated by walls, keeps them from
or kiss the other's forehead in their
time of distress. For one was on her
tiay to heaven leaving an earthly
body behind, and the caretaker of
the large family is immobile in .the
back room tormented mentally by
the closeness of the two spirits and
the inability to view her own Angel
in the front ofthe house.
But fear not. When Grandma,
Marie, left the violence andpains of
earth she never left her daughter's
side. Never. Time after time the
heavenly body of the Arch Angel
was standing with the earthly An-
gel, Ma, Diane, Wife, through all of
the suffering that was to come.
Many times the earthly Angel
gazed up into the sky and saw her
mother shining down. The earthly
Angel did not want to leave the
pains of the earth early so she en-
dured the pains for her family's
sake. She knew there would be
questions, birthdays, weddings,
and grandchildren that she would
want to leave her spirit within.
See, even informed, her spirit was
so contagious it would continue to
guide us through all of the days of
But now her mission has been
completed. She held on through
pains that we would have begged
for death. But the ArchAngelMarie
comforted her, held her hand, and
assured her that she would be with
her very shortly. So she waited un-
til all of her flock had come to visit
on her last day upon earth, then
. gave up her soul to God to relieve
her suffering. All of her real desires
are simple; see her heavenly fam-
ily, protect her earthy family, and
comfort the grieving.
. Her husband, our father, Rich-
ard, gave her one on one health
care for almost two decades of the
45 years of marriage. This is not
forgotten'by those of us suffering
on earth or to the heavenly hosts.
A mighty warrior at one time who
became a mighty caregiver over-
night. During the times of sor-
row take peace that you too have
a heavenly family now one more
person greater and awaiting your
coming. But like the family Angel,
we know the time is not known by
anyone when it is our time to leave
the earth. It can't and shouldn't
be rushed. Take solace that your
earthly family is here to comfort
you. You will have times you feel
alone, times you need to be alone,
buit you are never really alone. You
are surrounded by a loving fam-
ily and the reminder that you had
a companion that basked in your
love and really never wanted to be
alone or out of it's warmth.
We love and miss you Ma. Stay
by our side and give us the strength
to remain strong and remind us by
the beauty of Spring, or the chang-
ing of seasons, that all things are
temporary on earth and at some
point must all return to God.
Tearfully and regretfully had to
be written on 2.3.2011
WRITTEN BY YOUR SON
SIIAWN PIETROWSKI, FOR ME,
JIIIEMY AND) SCO'r'
In Loving Memory of
Albert Cox Sr.
2/21/1945 - 2/09/2010
A thousand times we needed
A thousand times we cried.
If love alone could have saved
You never would have died.
A heart ofgold stopped beat-
Two twinkling eyes closed to
God broke our heart to prove
He only took the best.
Never a day goes by that
you're not in our heart and our
WIFE AND CHILDREN
In Loving Memory
Of Our Son
Garrett Scott Harris
3/23/1986 - 2/14/2007
Happy Valentine's Day
You left us four years ago to-
Our lives have forever
I never thought my life would
have meaning after you passed,
but "WHY" I have to live has
been given to me by you.
Gabby Shae has filled my
heart with a love I never thought
You are always missed, for-
ever loved and never forgotten.
MOM, DAD, KAYLA AND JUSTIN
We would like to thank the
Sheriffs Department and the
Baker Rescue for their kindness in
the loss of our loved one; to Baker
Correctional where my grand-
children work for transportation
home and the lovely supper they
brought; to Mr. Guerry for seeing
that Melvin's wishes were carried
out; to family and friends for at-
tending his memorial. The eulogy
was given by Robert Bryan Gram
as requested by Melvin.
Thank you all and God Bless,
Wife Mary Smith
Daughters Mary Wilkerson,
Jean Champion, Earla Williams
Son Rodger Collingwood
Caregivers Eddie Moore and
In Loving Memory of
Laura Ann Davis
2/09/1960 - 2/10/2010
Sad hearts that loved you.
Silent tears always fall.
Living our lives without you
Mom is the hardest part of
The hands of time keep turn-
One year has slipped away.
For those who truly loved
It seems like yesterday.
Your resting place we visit,
And talk to you with care.
No one knows the heartache
As we turn to leave you
Our hearts break into pieces
More than anyone will ever
We hold you dearly in our
And will never let you go.
Happy Birthday, Mom.
WE LOVE AND MISS You,
HUSBAND ROGER DAVIS
CHILDREN WILIAE & JENNY COMBS
AMANDA & CHUCK YALE
GRANDCHILDREN L'IL CHUCK YALE
BRODY AND LOGAN COMBS
MOTHER, BROTHER AND SISTERS
.Thank you to all the person-
nel at Macclenny Nursing and
Rehab Center and. Community
Hospice for the excellent care
given to our loved one during her
last few months of life. She was
treated with respect, compassion,
patience and love. It was comfort-
ing to know that she was in such a
The Family of Florence Warner
We would like to thank all'
who have shown love during our
loss. To Pine Level Church for the
love, prayer and food, and to the
Macclenny Nursing and Rehab
staff for the compassion and care
shown to my mother, Dorothy
Our prayers will be that God
will bless you richly.
The family of Dorothy Boster
Corner of Madison & Stoddard
Glen St. Mary
Rev. Tommy & Doris Anderson
Youth Director Margie Howard
Sunday School:............ 10:00 am
Sunday Morning Service .... 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Service ..... 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night......... 7:30 pm
Sacnderson Christ can
Pastor: Harold Firdey
Sunday School 10:00 am
Sunday Service 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Service 7:30 pm
Come see the exciting things
the Lord is doing.
Corner of Sapp Rd. and CR 2298
CHURCH OF CHRIST
573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am
Fellowship 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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St. James Baptist
4 Nights of Praise, Teaching & Preaching
February 16-18 at 7:00 pm
February 20 at 6:00 pm
Ministering during this worship
Pastor Joe Ruise, George Smith, Dale Williams,
Vic Givens, Willie McLauren, Richard Farmer,
Curtis Stoutamire, Japan Ruise
& Evangelist Lorenzo Givens
Everyone is invited to come and he blessed
through the teaching preaching of the word of God.
Classes will 'open up'
BCSO to the public
Baker County Sheriffs Office
is pulling back the curtain.
Beginning in April, the
sheriffs office [BCSO] will host
weekly classes to showcase its
law enforcement and correc-
tions operations for what Sgt.
Thomas Dyal called a "citizen's
"We hope to build a better
working relationship with the
community by showing them
exactly what it is we do at the
sheriffs office," he said.
The two- to three-hour classes
start at 6:00 pm on Tuesdays
and will run for nine consecutive
weeks. They're an opportunity
for the public to be exposed to
much of the same training as lo-
cal deputies, and view up close
what patrol and corrections of-
ficers do everyday.
The classes will review various
BCSO policies and procedures,
like the department's use of
force policy or how a compliant
makes its way to the state attor-
neys office. Participants will also
tour the Baker County Sheriffs
Complex, including the jail, and
see demonstrations from the
sheriffs K-9 and SRT (Special
Response Team) units.
BCSO's operations chief Maj.
Gerald Gonzalez, its corrections
chief Maj. John Finley and Lt.
Adam Faircloth of the emer-
gency management division will
present various portions of the
Sgt. Dyal said a dinner at the
end of the nine weeks is planned
so participants can meet all of
For more information about
the citizen's academy'or to ob-
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Donations needed for youth and children.
New or used items. Let's help our youth in
our community. Church and school are very
important parts of their daily lives. There
are children in our own communities that
Need help more than you can ever imagine.
Not just across the world. Also, Let's keep
them in our prayers every day. If you know
a family in need, please call me. Come by
to see what we have in my backyard room
for the whole family. Friday and Saturday
up to 50% off on everything. 750 Wheeler
Drive; Macclenny/Off North Lowder Street.
Reginia Starling 904-259-6630. 2/1 Op
Four burial plots in Riverside Memo-
rial Park - together under Oak tree. Worth
$10,000, asking $6,000 OBO. 912-843-
Designers' Daughters storewide clear-
ance sale continued this week at Design-
ers" Daughters. 1 W Macclenny Ave. 904-
HP flatbed scanner, only 2 years old,
scans up to legal size. $35. Call 275-3007,
leave message.. 11/6tfc
Ladies and gentlemen: need something
for your sweetheart for Valentine Day: Fri-
day and Saturday will be a great sale on
Premier Jewelry and Celebrating Home
candles, f/k/a Home Interiors, 10-50%. Gift
certificates available. I also will gift wrap
for you, just ask. 750 Wheeler Drive; Mac-
clenny/Off North Lowder Street. Any ques-
tions Call Reginia Starling 904-259-6630 to
schedule another appointment anytime.
Headstone monuments, hand-crafted.
Bankruptcies, divorce, wills and any other
court documents prepared, notary service.
.Call John Swanson at 257-9033. 6/17tfc
tHonda CVR 900, stretched, new plastics,
$2500 of will trade for truck. 904-408-
9955, Rob. ' 2/10p
Artists. Oils, acrylics,water colors, Canvas-
es, drawing pads and much more. On sale
now. The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth Street,
1987 S1700 International dump truck
$5500,9 liter V8 diesel, 165hp,Allison 545
automatic transmission, dump bed 11' x
75'. 1999 Cat Skid Steer laoder, only 187
hours, Perkins 3034 - 62 hp. Diesel, main-
tenance by Ring Power. 2000 Haul Mate
trailer $2200,18' x 7' trailer, headache box,
chains, binders included adjustable ladder
ramps. 904-259-2876. 2/10-2/17p
Free professional custom framing esti-
mates at Designers' Daughters. Find us on
facebook. 1 W Macclenny Ave. 259-3800.
Fruit trees at low prices; peach, apple,
plum, pecan and more. Liner blueberry
plants $1.75 and up for larger sizes. Black-
berries and pomegranates. 904'845-2686.
15' Tracker Jon boat with 7.5 Evinrude
and trailer, motor runs great, $1500 OBO
Call 615-585-7893 or 259-1707.
2003 Bayliner 19/2' ski boat and trailer,
135 hp. Mercury motor inboard-outboard,
garage kept and covered, $5000. Call 259-
3280, leave message. 2/10-2/17p
The Ivy Cottage on Railroad Avenue will be
having a vintage and collectable doll show
and sale on Saturday, February 26, from
10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Everyone welcome.
2009 Polaris XP850 Sportsman, 120 miles,
-4x4, winch, bumpers, lock-n-ride bag, ex-
haust, $7500.397-0385. 2/10-2/17p
2003 Wright Stander commercial mower,
52" cut, 23 hp. Kawi, 1700 hours, $3150
OBO. Call 904-412-6450. 2/10-2/17p
Treadmill, Keys brand, three hp., like new,
cost $900 new, Sell for $250. Phone 710-
1980 Ford eight pallet aluminum box truck,
runs good standard transmission $1500
OBO. 305-2131. Two new tires and new
Now accepting bids, contact Beth at 653-
4453.2006 Jayco seneca motor home die-
sel, with 2 slides, mileage: 6,018 excellent
condition. 2009 Hyundai Sante Fe mileage:
'12,740 excellent condition. 2/3 tfc
1978 Volkswagon bug convertible, re-
conditioned, great top,, nice interior, asking
1996 Ford Ranger extended cab, low mile-
age on factory engine standard shift, $3000
OBO. Call 904-571-0913. 2/1 Op
1939 Chevy four door street rod, 1947
Chevy Coupe street rod, 1956 Chevy two
door station wagon, 1972 Nova two door,
V8 automatic. All rebuilt. 397-0385.
Quality childcare provided by stay home
mom: Christian family atmosphere. CPR/
First Aid certified, flexible days, nights or
weekends. 275-3013. 2/10-2/17p
Free: shipping, storage or moving boxes,
21x15x13. Pick up at the Office Mart. 259-
Experienced care giver looking to care
for your elderly family member, with refer-
ences, Will take to doctor's appt., shopping,
do personal care, light housekeeping, has
reliable transportation, background check
may be done. 271-1151, 2/10p
Two female poodles, dne female tiny Pom,
registered, health certificates. Parents on
premises. 904-275-2728 2/1 Op
Chihuahua puppies, tiny, parents present.
One male $150, one female $200. 259-
Dogs: all types from puppies to.adults. Ani-
mal Control, $65 adoption fees will apply.
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advertising on subjects like work-at-home,
weight loss products, health products.
While the newspaper uses reasonable
discretion in deciding on publication of
such ads, it takes no responsibility as to
the truthfulness of claims. Respondents
should use caution and common sense
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commitments based on statements and/or
promises; demand specifics in writing. You
can also call the Federal Trade Commission
at 1-877-FTC-HELP to find out how to spot
fraudulent solicitations. Remember: if it
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Driver needed, part-time. Must have Flori-
da driver's license. Must have truck or van,
$8-$10/hr. Call 904-235-5550. 2/1 Op
Scaler needed for 2nd Shift. Must have
working experience of Scales and Comput-
er knowledge. We are an EEOC, drug free
workplace. We offer 401K, health insur-
ance, paid holidays and vacation. Apply at
Gilman Building Products, CR 218 Maxville,
FL or fax resume to 904-289-7736.
Drivers: Werner needs you. Immediate
opportunities. No CDL, no problem. CDL
training available. Great benefits and poten-
tial earnings of $750-$800/wk. Call today.
1-866-457-6236. . 2/10-3/3p
Class "A" Industrial Mechanic. Must
have 5 years Industrial experience. Wei
are an EECC, Drug free workplace. 401K,
Health/Dental/Life Insurance, paid holidays/
vacations. Apply at Gilman Building Prod-
ucts, Sawmill, 6640 CR 218, Maxville, FL
32234 or fax resume to 904-289-7736.
Heavy duty diesel mechanic needed,
Travel Centers of America, Baldwin loca-
tion, 1024 US 301 South. Driver's license
required. Please'apply to Mark Holmes;
Shop Manager. 904-266-4281, ext. 22.
St. Mary's Cove, 2011 season - a decent
place to go. 259-9980. . 11/13tfc
Pay Day Loan Buster, $500 no credit
check, six months to repay, active checking
account required. 904-219-0480. www.
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PO Box 598, Macclenny, Fl 32063
Placement, correction or cancellation of ads may be phoned
in anytime before Monday at 5 p.m. for publication on
1/2 acre residential lot in gate community,
$38,500. Owner financing. Call 904-813-
1580. . 2/10tfc
Beautiful one acre lot with trees, dry,
zoned for home or mobile home, close to
1-10, Macclenny, $23,000.904-259-5972-
or 904-304-6294. 1/27-2/17p
1-10 acres, high and dry, fish pond, creek
or river front, homes/mobile homes, set-
up. Owner financing. 912-843-8118,904-
699-8637. www.landyes.net 11/18tfc
Two lots in Copper Creek, $28,000 each
OBO cash. 904-813-1580. 2/1Otfc
3 BR, 2 BA house, eat-in kitchen, fenced
in back yard. 4?5 4th Street, Macclenny.
$146, 500. 626-8359. 2/10-2/17p
7.5 acres with 2005 doublewide,
$110,00d. One acre lots with well/septic
$25,000. Owner financing available. 904-
2-1.25 lots, homes only in Macclenny II,
city water, $39,000 each. Call Brian Yar-
borough 759-5734. 1/6tfc
3.46 acres north Sanderson, set up for
mobile home $42,000. Owner Financing.
Call 904-813-1580. 2/10tfc
Macclenny Realty, Inc.
WE HAVE THE HOME FOR YOU
533 S. 6th St. * Macclenny * 259-7709
Wayne Combs, Lic. Real Estate Broker ~ Cell. 338-4528
Gary Taylor, Realtor ~ Cell. 568-4800
Great starter home with room to
Macetl i,1 j1I i[ t foor
plan wit living room andden on 1
2 lots in Glen St. Mary has 1980 DW.
listed as NO VALUE. $45,000
Excellent business location. Four lots to-
tal 1.2A acres with approx. 320 ft. Hwy. 121
Great location for retail business 1404
SF building currently used as a car lot. No
sign on property. Zoned commercial gen-
Corner lot in excellent business location
on Hwy. 125 S. in Glen St. Mary. $49,900
Excellent corner for business. .92 acre
located on US Hwy. 90 zoned commercial
1 acre lot with trees. High & Dry! In
Hunter's Ridge. $29,900
High and dry 7.5 acres for you to build
your dream home on or put a mobile
home. WVrth dAc ride! $59,900
T: AGMF :
Friday, 8:00 am-noon, 4309 Dogwood Street,
Friday, 8:00 am-3:00 pm, Sweet indoor yard
Sale and bake sale, so come rain or shine, and
get something for your sweetie. Council on Ag-
ing, 101 E. Macclenny Ave. Donations for the sale appreciated
and accepted weekdays between 8 and 5. God bless you.
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-?, 6381 Ashley Court, in gated
community off Woodlawn. Huge baby girl sale. Everything: fur-
niture, clothes, toys 0-7 years, etc. Maternity clothes, exercise
equipment, household and more. New stuff each day.
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-1:00 pm, 517 Fox Run Circle,
Macclenny. Furniture, clothing, electronics, decorative items.
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-2:00 pm, 692 Largo Lane, in
Cypress Point Subdivision. Lots of good things. Rain cancels.
Saturday, 8:00 am-?, Road to Calvary in Glen St. Mary, corner
of Madison and Stoddard. Rain cancels.
Saturday, 8:00 am-2:00 pm, 518 Islamorada Drive S. Leather
sofa, entertainment center, home decor, toddler/baby toys.
Friday and Saturday, 8:00 am-2:00 pm, 6094 Copper Drive
in Copper Creek, Estate sale inside the house. Dishes, furniture,
appliances, a little bit of everything.
Adorable 3 BR, 1 BA home on 2 city lots
in glen. New roof, appliances, flooring
throughout, bathroom completely remod-
eled. New light fixtures, deck covering back
porch, shed, swingset, gravel driveway,
many extras. 115k. 517-2507. No owner
2 BR on one acre in good neighborhood in
Macclenny, $800/month, first, last and a
security required. 904-397-0410.
2 BR, 1 BA house, three miles south of
Sanderson, highway 229. $700/month,
first months rent and $300 deposit to move
in. No smoking. 904-838-0598.
2 BR, 2 BA duplex, washer/dryer, dish-
washer, front and rear porches, water/sew-
er included, nicest in town, $725/month
plus deposit. 718-8898. ' 2/10p
3 BR, 2 BA doublewide mobile home on five
acres on Mudlake Road, garage, fish pond,
lawn maintenance included, $950/month,
$1250 deposit. 259-9066. 2/3tfc
Mobile homes. 2 and 3 BR, A/C, service
animals only, $500-$575 plus deposit. 904-
Mobile home lot forrent..904-259-7855.
2 or 3 BR mobile home $385-$550; 1/2
acre, garbage, water, sewer, lawn provided,
family neighborhood. 912-843-8118; 904-
699-8637; www.rentyes.net 11/18tfc
Downstairs apartment, full bath, private
entrance, $600/month, $400 deposit;
utilities and cable included. Call 904-626-
teaching, wound car
Working Hours: 8:
2 BR, 1 BA brick home on fenced city lot,
washer/dryer, $750/month, $500 deposit.
2 BR, 1 BA, all appliances including washer,
dryer and dishwasher, $675/month. 904-
591-3300 or 904-591-2790. 1/6tfc
Homes and mobile homes for rent from
$750-$850 monthly. 259-2255 or 813-
3 BR, 1 BA house in Macclenny, $800/
month, first an last month plus deposit. HUD
vouchers accepted. 219-0112.2/10-2/17p
3 BR, 1 BA completely remodeled with a
new kitchen, nice quiet neighborhood. Ser-
vice animals only, $975/month. Call 259-
8444 for more information. 2/1 Otfc
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home $125 weekly,
no deposit. 2 BR, 1 BA mobile home $175
weekly, $300 deposit. 904-910-5434, Nex-
tel beep 160*132311*2. 2/10c
Your Tax return plus
our $8000 rebate
1 AKC Chihuahua male
puppy free to good home
male $200, female $300
AKC Lab 2 yr. old, neu-
tered, raised around kids,
male free to good home.
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COUNTRY LIVING - MLS #554816 - 3BR/2BA; indoor
utility room; large covered front and back porch. Within
minutes of interstate, shopping and schools. $53,000
SPECTACULAR BRICK HOME - MLS# 566736 - 5BR/
3.5BA. All brick wlvinyl soffits means no maintenance.
10' ceilings w/archways and lots of windows give
wonderful views throughout. Sits on 12.61 acres. Bring
your horses; pasture land galore along with a 5 stall, tack
room, workshop and wash rack in the 36x60 barn. Must
see to appreciate. $350,000
GREAT BUSINESS POTENTIAL - MLS# 557901 - Zoned
Open Rural. Perfect for horses, cattle, or just enjoying the
beauty asa slome place. Property is fenced; approx. 1 acre
PERFECT FOR NEW DEVELOPMENT! - MLS# 557398
- Corner lot; .90 acre. Walking distance from Keller'
Intermediate School. Vacant land in downtown
Macclenny. Zoned Residential/Mobile home. $99,000
JUST REDUCED - MLS# 555819 - This 2BR/1BA home
sits on a gorgeous 1 acre lot in a quiet neighborhood
within minutes of town and 1-10. $48,000
CAR WASH - MLS# 555703- Conveniently located in
town on highly trafficked road. Three useable bays; 1
storage building, large parking lot. $100,000
GORGEOUS RIVERFRONT PROPERTY - MLS# 555947-
V4 mile on tihe St. Mary's River. 4BR/2BA home. Sits on 32
acres; breath-taking views from every angle. $1,200,000
ADORABLE HOME W/LOTS OF POTENTIAL - MLS
#557273 - 2BR/1BA home on large lot with paved road
frontage. Large covered front porch. Detached workshop/
1395 Chaffee Road
- 4BR/2BA brick house w/formal entrance. Eating space
in kitchen; sep. formal dining room. Large game room.
Attached 3-car garage. $390,000
NEW HOME READY FOR YOUR FAMILY - MLS#
554576- 3BR/2BA brick and vinyl house. Open floor
plan; eating space in kitchen, breakfast bar, great for
family gatherings. Master BR has garden tub w/separate
shower and double vanities. Upgraded windows w/
window treatment. $123,000
GREAT STARTER HOME - MLS# 555288 - Adorable
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2 and 3 BR apartments, quiet established
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Superbowl one to savor
After 14 seasons without a Su-
per Bowl, Green Bay is once again
the champions of the NFL. Their
exciting 31-25 win capped one of
the greatest post-season runs of
any team - ever.
Coming in as the sixth seed,
the Packers weren't anyone's
choice to win the big prize. But
that just goes to show the impor-
tance of momentum. The Packers
got on a hot streak and rode it all
the way to the finish line.
Aaron Rodgers is the hottest
quarterback in the NFL. In the
post-season he seemed inca-
pable of making mistakes. His
receivers, a collection of veteran,
journeymen and young receivers
caught everything he threw at
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heated up behind rookie James
Sparks and the offense took off.
The defense, which had always
been good, became even better
when defending a lead. In each of
the Packers post-season games,
they went into halftime with a
double digit lead.
With that kind of cushion,
Charles Woodson, AJ Hawk and
Clay Matthews did their thing
and even the powerful Steelers
were made to suffer.
But even with momentum on
their side the game wasn't an
easy one for the Pack. Woodson
and Driver were knocked out
early. In fact, most of the start-
ing defensive backs were gone
by halftime. But the reserves
stepped up, and helped by inter-
ceptions and fumbles, they held
the game in check.
MVP Aaron Rodgers did what
he did best, created plays out of
nothing. He stepped up in the
pocket and dropped off balls to
his third receivers a fraction of
a second before getting leveled.
He found the seam in the defense
and hit Greg Jennings for big
The Steelers knew what was
coming at their, they just couldn't
Now that the game is over, I
guess we can relax and get ready
to watch college basketball.
I hope so. As for next year in
the NFL, who knows what will
happen. There's talk of a lockout,
talk of adding two more regular
season games, which will push
the Super Bowl almost to March.
We'll have to wait and see
- and savor this one.
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PHOTO BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Celebrates 100 days of school
Area schools celebrated the
looth day of the school year Feb-
ruary 3, some by dressing up like
senior citizens with walkers, slip-
pers and spectacles, and others
by working out.
Macclenny Elementary first
graders in Rebekah Kooch's class
started their dhy by doing jump-
ing jacks, sit-ups, toe touches,
squats and other physical feats
in groups of 10 until they reached
their goal of 1oo.
The second-year teacher en-
joys the occasion because it helps
the kids easily grasp a sense of
numbers, especially the concept
of counting up to 1oo in groups
There are other reasons, too.
"The students absolutely love
1oo Day here at school and have
been really looking forward to it.
It's a day they get to leave their
desks and engage in a variety of
hands-on activities," she said.
After catching their breath,
it was time to sing a special loo
Day song to the tune of Yankee
"I can count up to 1oo
It's easy if you try
February 14 -February 18
Cold lunch plate of chef salad with
wheat roll or crackers and dessert
(when offered) 1% lowfat white
milk, �% lowfat flavored milk,
Monday, February 14
Breakfast: Sausage biscuit, fruit juice,
Lunch: Spaghetti with meat sauce
and slice of homemade wheat bread
or fish crisp on a bun with tartar sauce,
choice of 2 sides Baked potato rounds,
creamy coleslaw, steamed broccoli and a
Tuesday, February 15
Breakfast: Cereal with slice of toast,
fruit juice, milk
Lunch: Pizza burger or breaded chicken
pattyon a bun, choice of 2 sides: golden
corn, lettuce and tomato slices, fruit
choice and cherry cobbler with whipped
Wednesday, February 16
Breakfast: Chicken biscuit, rosy pears,
Lunch: Hamburger or hot dog on a
bun, choice of 2 sides: baked french
fries, lettuce and tomato slices, creamy
coleslaw, fruit choice and a homemade
Thursday, February 17
Breakfast: Pancake and. sausage on a
stick, fruit juice, milk
Lunch: Tasty chilli with beans and a
wheat roll or ham and cheese sandwich,
choice of 2 sides: baked potato rounds,
raw veggies with lowfat ranch dressing,
chilled fruit choice
Friday, February 18
Breakfast: Breakfast burrito, fruit juice,
Lunch: 'Slice of pepperoni pizza or
chunky chicken noodle soup with a
homemade wheat roll, choice of 2 sides:
seasoned mixed vegetables, tossed salad
with dressing, chilled fruit choice and
gelatin with whipped topping
I can't believe since starting
1oo days have gone by ..."
Then it was time to decorate
special hats. Made of construc-
tion paper, each was decorated
with designs in groups of o1. A
challenge to each first grader was
issued the day before to bring
100 items of their choice to share
with the class.
Those items, enclosed in plas-
tic baggies, were piled up on a
desk waiting to be passed out
among the students.
Army men, pennies, Honey
Comb cereal, tabs from alumi-
num drink cans, sequins, candy
and many other things filled the
Student Dalton Crawford's hat
displayed lots of stickers and the
number zero in groups of 1o.
Barbaralynn Mulligan used
groups of tally marks with diago-
nal.lines. She also embellished
her hat with valentine shapes and
Serenity Jackson used hearts
on her hat too, as well as her first
name as many times as possible.
Not only did student Zach
Gainey create a hat with loo cir-
,cles in blue and black, he crafted a
nifty poster with 1oo brightly col-
ored foam stickers in the shape of
planes, trains, trucks, helicopters
Look who's 40!
Happ Biatthday, Totie GdFth
We e g Y
We lov o Youc Famiu.
Members of his family contrib-
uted as well. Father John Gainey
baked 1oo cupcakes for the class.
His grandmother Debbie Nor-
man numbered them from 1 to
1oo with icing.
Several students shared why
they loved 1oo Day so much.
Taryn Bolt said she liked being
able to spend the time with her
"It's the most fun," she said.
"I like it when everybody
brings stuff and passes it out
so you can see it," said Wyatt
.Gwen Rogers likes to be in
pictures. For her it was fun when
Ms. Kooch took photos of the stu-
dents engaged in their loo Day
"We do fun stuff," she said. "I
really like to e in pictures. I like
the cupcakes, too."
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King - Combs
April 23 vows
Johnny and Patrice King of
Macclenny are pleased to an-
nounce the engagement of their
daughter Gabrielle R. King to
Joshua J. Combs of Glen St.
Mary. Joshua is the son of John
and Bert Combs, also of Glen.
The couple will be married
April 23, 2011 at 4:30 pm at the
home of the bride's parents.
Following a honeymoon, to
Mayan Riviera; Mexico, the cou-
ple will reside in Macclenny.
Ada Mae Davis
85th birthday fete
The children of Ada Mae Davis
of Margaretta are hosting a party
in honor of her 85th birthday at
the Baker County Ag Center on
Saturday, February 12 starting at
Her children include Jimmie,
John, Ricky and Stacy Davis, June
Williams and Elaine McKenzie,
all of Margaretta, Patsy McCoy,
Shantina Woods and Velina Ad-
kins, all of Jacksonville, and Bar-
bra Green of St. Petersburg.
All friends and family are in-
Ijust want to let you know how
grateful Iam to have you in my life.!
Love always, Clinton
Tjese two twins are the closest of n, Ifyou chialenge
them you cannot win.
They were tieirparents pride andjoy, but now they belong
to two redneck6ioys.
iThey came along in 1961,to toic parents of a daugiier ulho
later liada soin.
Surely itey willaliuays 6e best of friends, and Godiknows
we'dt both marry tiem again.
, Happy Birtihday!!!
BCHS: Beta candy gram sale for
muscular dystrophy. Boys' bas-
ketball district tournament (H),
6:00 p.m. BMS: Dance, 7:00
BCHS: Beta candy gram sale for
muscular dystrophy. Boys' bas-
ketball district' tournament (H),
6:00 p.m. BMS: FCAT 8th grade
science test review, 8:30 p.m.
BCHS: ASVAB test, auditorium,
8:@0 a.m. Softball @ Union
County, 5:00 p.m. Tennis @ Bald-
win, 3:00 p.m. BMS: Softball vs.
Madison, 8:00 p.m. KIS: School
advisory council mtg., 8:00 a.m.
BM�| ReadiStep, 7:30 a.m. Half of
accelerated reading points due
BCHS: ESE Transition Fair, audi-
torium, 5:00 p.m. Varsity Softball
@ Hilliard, 6:30 p.m. BMS: Soft-
ball @ Lake City, 4:00 p.m. WES:
Family reading night, 4:00 - 8:00
p.m. Good Morning Show club
mtg., 8:00 a.m.
District-wide: Progress reports.
BCHS: Softball vs. Baldwin (H),
5:00 p.m. PK/K: Dental health
Teachers awarded master's degrees :
Macclenny Elementary teachers Pam Robinson (left) and Andrea Griffib'
graduated the weekend of February 5 from the American College of Edut
cation with master's degrees in educational leadership. Ms. Robinson is
physical education teacher and Ms. Griffin teaches the first grade.
Reek - Griffis
February 26 vows
Todd and Lori Reek of Braden-
ton and David and Lynette Griffis
of Glen St. Mary are happy to an-
nounce the engagement of their
children April Lee of Bradenton
and Timothy Griffis of Glen.
Family and friends are invited
to attend the ceremony on Feb-
ruary 26,2011 at 5:00 pm at the
Christian Fellowship Temple.
The couple will reside in Mac-
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Cody and Brooke Rhoden,
along with their parents, are
pleased to announce their mar-
riage on January 3, 2011. They are
now residing in Glen St. Mary.
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First graders in Rebekah Kooch's class with 100 cupcakes.
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Cat baseball into
Pie.. -v. , p re-season play
PHOTO COURTESY OF KIM MCCULLOUGH
Champion cheerleaders: (front, I-r): Chelsey Sampley, Brooklyn Bennett, Ashlyn Kerce, Jena Gross,Taytum Mccullough and Myriah Lane, (back) Katie Lewis, Morissa
faylor, Ellie Helms, coach Dedra Carrington, Tiffany Braddy, Kristian Burnham, Shelby Kerr and Laken Head. Missing is assistant coach Kim McCullough.
Cheerleaders rally for state title
S BOB GERARD I SPORTS
BCHS pulled in a state cheerleading cham-
pionship last weekend when the Wildcat
squad yelled, stunted and tumbled their way
to the top.
It was a rocky road for Dedra Carrington's
tiam, which had to battle back to take the title
at the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee.
SThe dozen cheerleaders have won a num-
ber of other events this year, but the FHSAA
crown is the top state title. And the girls de-
feated 14 other schools to get it.
SThe girls competed early in the morning
and struggled, almost getting knocked out of
"One of our stunts fell," said senior Ellie
Helms, "and our timing was just off."
SAshlyn Kerce had to battle to stay on the
stage as one of her tumbling .passes came
perilously close to the edge of the raised plat-
"It was scary because if I had gone off the
edge I would have fallen right into the pointy
trophies," she said.
The Wildcats were a little down after their
less than perfect routine. They were anxious
when the scores were released at noon. But
their anxiety turned to jubilation when they
realized they made the top three and would
proceed to the finals.
Bay High School ranked first after the ini-
tial competition with Dade Christian in sec-
ond and BCHS in third.
Carrington practiced the squad before the
finals at 7:oo pm and it took the edge off their
nerves. They nailed their final routine.
"All the judges commented on how much
better we were in finals," said Kerce.
For many ofthe girls, the state champion-
ship is the culmination of years of hard work.
"I get excited all over again just talking
about it," said Helms.
Cats drop final two
heading into districts
Dontay Jennings with a dunk.
BOB GERARD I SPORTS
The Wildcat basketball team.
hoped it could get some momen-
tum rolling going into this week-
end's district tournament on
their home court. But. it was not
to be, as they lost to Interlachen
and Union County February 3
It was a tale of two halfs in
Thursday's 76-61 loss to Inter-
lachen. The Cats struggled in the
first half and had trouble finding
the basket, while Interlachen did
The Cats trailed by 15 points at
But after half time the squad
picked up their game and leading
scorer Blane Finley hit 17 of his
21 points in the final two quar-
ters. Had the game started in the
third period it would have been a
close one, with the Wildcats trad-
ing basket for basket,
But that was not the case and
Wildcats' defense couldn't keep
three Interlachen players from
scoring over 20 points each.
The Cats were again led by
Finley's 21 points. Kendrick
Singleton added 12 and Sean
Fogurty 1o points. Kelsey Kirksey
had 8 points.
* Union County has been a
bugaboo for the Wildcats this
season, in part because several
Tigers transferred from BCHS.
The Tigers have had the Wildcats'
number this season and finished
off with a season sweep in a 65-
44 victory over BCHS Saturday.
The Tigers started with a 14-7
run that again put BCHS behind
the eight ball. The Cats woke up
in the second period behind 9
points from Roland Gaskins, but
trailed 27-23 at the half.
It was still a manageable score
had the Wildcats exploded out of
the gate in the second half like
they did against Interlachen.
But it was the Tigers who put the
game away with a big second-half
surge. They outscored BCHS 21-7
and secured the win.
Gaskins led the Cats with 13
points and Malone Hadley had
8 points. Finley had an off night
with just 6 points.
The district tournament began
February 8 at BCHS games re-
suming on Friday and Saturday,
February 11 and 12. The champi-
onship game is Saturday at 7:00
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Baseball season is just around
the corner and the Wildcat varsi-
ty players have been hard at work
to get ready for opening day. The
Cats will travel to Orange Park
February to and Mandarin Feb-
ruary 14 for a pair of pre-season
Coach Fred Matricardi's team
has a lot of experience and the
new coach is hoping his five
seniors can provide some valu-
able leadership. The team has a
strong pitching.staff led byjunior
Chris Waddell, who also plays
Junior Dylan Jones won nine
games as a sophomore and will
compete with Waddell for the top
spot in the rotation. Brad Stone
also pitched well in his sopho-'
more season and will be the third
hurler in rotation.
The Cats are also strong in
the infield. Cason Lowery plays
short and second and will bat in'
the heart of the lineup. Matri-
cardi expects a good season from
junior infielder Kyle Horne and
sophomore catcher Ethan Wilk-
erson. Hunter Hanks also shows
promise and could be the leadoff
One place where the Cats need
end with loss
The Lady Wildcat basketball
team saw its season come to an
end on February 1 with a 47-31
loss to Baldwin in the first round
of the district tournament.
The Cats struggled to get go-
ing against the host Indians,.as
they have often throughout the
Neither team lit fires offen-
sively in the first period but the
Indians were able to put up a little
more offense and led 9-4 at the
end of the period. They extended
that lead to 20-11 at the half.
Leading scorer Chelsey Ruise
struggled from the opening tip
and missed being in double fig-
Sures for only the second time this
The Indians steadily pulled
away from BCHS, leading 31-19
at the end of the third period.
The Cats put on a little surge at
the end when Kiana Parker had
some success in the paint, but it
was too little too late.
Parker led the way with 12
points and Ruise had 7.
to improve is in the outfield. Mat-
ricardi thinks that competition
for outfield slots will be heated.
Some good underclassmen could
be challenging for spots.
The first-year coach also be-
lieves West Nassau and Keystone
Heights are probably the class
of the district, with the Wildcats
and Bishop Snyder battling it out
in the middle of the field.
At Orange Park and Marda-
rin, they will face off with First
Coast while Mandarin and Pedro
Menendez battle it out.
The home opener for the
Wildcats will be against Middle-
burg on Thursday, February 17,
at 6:30 pm.
The full Wildcat varsity roster
consists of Cason Lowery, Josh
Griffis, Corey Mercer, Jake Bet-
ros, Jordan Taylor, Chris Wad-
dell, Dillon Jones, Brad Stone,
Tyler Mobley, Mark Flores, Aus-
tin Rowe, Frank Cernick, Ethan
Wilkerson, Hunter Hanks and
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Downs Yulee in pre-season
Wildcat girls' softball coach
Franklin Griffis is using every
opportunity to get his team ready
for the regular season by taking
part in pre-season warm-ups.
They faced off against Yulee
February 1 at the Fernandina
Beach Pre-Season Classic, play-
ing well on their way to a 12-1
"That's a great way to start the
season," said Griffis.
The Cats got leadoff bat-
ter Jordan Hand on base and
brought her home to get things
started. After that the Wildcats
cruised along with 11 hits in the
game. The girls played almost
flawlessly and allowed Yulee the
Haley Crews pitched well,
giving up only four hits and go-
ing the distance. She also struck
out 12 batters and only walked a
The only drawback to the
game was that the Cats left a lot
of runs on the field.
"We did leave 10 runners on
base throughout the game, so
we could have scored more with
some more timely hits," said
The Lady Cats hit .324 as a
team and held Yulee to .167.
Kylie Holton led the team in bat-
ting with an average of .667 and
3 RBIs. Taylor Crummey and
Tayler McCann each batted .500.
Ashley Tracy and Genie Taylor
"Overall, I was very pleased
with the intensity with which we
played. The girls were focused
and ready to play. We have a
good group of returners as well
as a talented group of freshmen
to add to the mix," added the
The Lady Cats will go on the
road Thursday at Ponte Vedra
High School. JV starts at 5:oo
and varsity at 7:oo pm.
The Wildcats players include:
SOn varsity, seniors Ash-
do fine on
Fishing on Lake Santa Fe in
Alachua County was better than
expected for January for the
Baker County Bassmasters.
Despite several cold fronts
moving through cooling the wa-
ter temperature down to an aver-
age of 49 degrees, the local fish-
ing club posted decent results.
Steve Holman and John Mos-
ley took first place with a total
weight of 10.84 pounds. The
team of Peyton Bennett and Jus-
tin Bennett came in second with
a weight of 9.29 pounds, and
Kyle Davis and Jacyn Hall fin-
ished third with a weight of 7.36
The largest fish single catch
in the tournament was the 5.18
pounder caught by Eddie Smith
and John Mobley.
Forty-one fish were caught in
all with a total weight of 74.18
pounds and a 1.81-pound aver-
age. All were released live back
into the lake.
Most of the fish were caught
between the hours of 7:00 and
9:oo am with bites slowing down
later in the day.
The teams reported catching
schooling fish on rattle traps,
soft jerk baits on the edges of the
grass lines and Carolina rigging
around brush piles.
The Bassmasters travel to
Lake Toho in Kissimmee, Fla.
February 18 and 19.
The local club has 20 two-man
teams that fish nine tournaments
from January to June.
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