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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS
75 Years of Continuous Publication, Vol. 41 Thursday January 20, 2005 Macclenny, Florida 500
Aging Council gets a $10K bailout Seeki
County is 40 new
looking for classes
rec The Baker County School Boa
is seeking proposals for a new a4-
bl t1 .I"-" administration building and 40 new
S''. classrooms to accommodate an ex-
t3ughi pected increase in pre-K and other
BY NANCY SZANTO .' .. W ".students.
BY NANCY SZANTO -. The plan is a reaction to voter-
News Editor -;. ..y approved universal pre-K in Flori-
The Baker County Council on da. The additional space will also
Aging got a $10,000 bailout from help allay the pressure of continued
the Baker County Commission late growth in Baker County.
Tuesday night, at least temporarily The school board voted at its
keeping open the agency that meeting January 18 to advertise for
briefly -considered declaring bank- proposals to build and design the
ruptcy the evening of January 13. new buildings. The request for pro-
The cash infusion will help the posals did not give an estimate of
council meet Friday's payroll, the cost, nor did any school offi-
which comes to about $26;000 plus cials discuss it,
another $3000 for health insurance Among the requirements is that
premiums. The county board, construction must be completed by
which had a base donation of August 1. Proposals are-due Janu-
$130,000 for fiscal 2004-05, will ary 24.
consider adding further extra mon- "We can have vision and move
ey at its February 1 meeting ahead... and construct permanent
The Macclenny Commission has classrooms, or we can pretty much
also been asked to help, and do- continue with a band-aid ap,-
nations will be sought from com- proach," Superintendent Paula Bar-
munity businesses and individuals. ton told .the dozens of parents and
However, the extra cash comes children who attended the meeting
with a requirement to follow at the high school.
through on a strong recovery plan She said the district currently
to streamline council services to its A portion of the overflow audience, of Council on Aging employees and clients in the Commission room Tucsday evening. leases six portable classrooms at
elderly clients. Westside Elementary at a cost of
The plan includes eliminating clients. have to make an extra trip," Mr. getting rid of the B-Line public bus money into the project as it never $12,000 per year, and estimated
the employee health insurance plan, "We have spoiled our clients and Masterson explained. He added line, effective December 31, would became self-sufficient, that it would cost $200,000 each
a sick leave policy that ddes not our workers-transportation has clients are being urged to make be the key to resolving the money Council finance director Hylton year to accommodate expected
pay the first two days off (although been almost like a taxi service, on "better" appointment times later in drain that has become increasingly says FDOT retaliated for the B- growth.
an employee off more than 10 days their schedule. But we will have to the morning. apparent over the past six months. Line failure by stalling payment on Ms. Barton mentioned that
will get the first two paid), only load the riders instead of making The January 18 discussion, with Finance director Don Hylton esti- monthly invoices and denying large Westside Elementary and Macclen-
five paid holidays, no travel al- trips for only one or two," council the county board before a room mated the B-Line lost more than amounts without justification. ny Elementary will add 11 class-
lowance for home service workers. president Barbara Yarbrough said packed with council staff and cli- $250,000 over the three years it ran FDOT said the council's docu- rooms each, but didn't say where
Changes that impact clients in- in a January 12 workshop. ents lasted three hours, on top of regular routes through the county. mentation was inadequate. the other 18 will go.
clude closing the Sanderson meal During that session, three riders more than two hours in a workshop Not yet aware of the mounting The Transportation Disadvantag- The administration building will
site; more efficient scheduling of was deemed the minimum to make preceding the meeting. The aging losses, however, the council agreed ed Commission, which reimburses contain offices, a reception area,
medical transportation, possibly a trip cost productive. However, council also had marathon sessions last year to expand routes into for Medicaid and other funds, and clinic, bathrooms, storage and jani-
setting days when the vans will ser- transportation director Dan Master- of 3'/2 hours each January 12 and Baldwin and Jacksonville. Both the Area Agency with re- trial space.
vice segments of the county or son said that is sometimes not pos- 13 with several grant and contract routes were also money-losers. sponsibility for the home services, Last month the districtapproved
make trips to Jacksonville, Lake sible. agencies-both meetings de- Eliminating the bus line put the are similarly displeased with doc- a bid to build a new wing at Keller
City and Gainesville; seeking vol- "If we get ready for the return teriorating into recriminations as to council at odds with the Florida umentation. Intermediate School, adding six
unteers to deliver home meals; en- trip (from Jacksonville) and some- who is at fault in the financial cri- Department of Transportation, All the agencies criticize "co- classrooms at a cost of $818,500.
couraging home care workers to one has not been seen by the doctor sis. which provided the start-up grant in (Page seven please) The project should be completed
spend less time "socializing" with or is not through with dialysis, we Council administrators thought 2000 and then poured considerable by July 1.
CSI: Real Life...
Glen St. Mary resident
authors evidence text
BY MICHAEL RINKER
Are you ready for CSI:,Glen St.
While millions of people each
week marvel at the forensic scien-
tists featured in the' CSI series of
television shows from Miami,
New York and Las Vegas Glen St.
Mary has had the real dpal for some
Michael LaForte moved to Bak-
er County in 1989, about a year af-
ter joining the crime scene unit of
the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
Mr. LaForte, who lives on River
Hills Road, retired in 2003 after
nearly 30 years with JSO, but still
works cases and teaches crime
His company, Eagle Crime
Scenes Inc., offers evaluation, re-
construction, diagramming, photog-
raphy and evidence collection.
Last month, Mr. LaForte helped
the Baker County Sheriff's Office
investigate the case in which a
south Sanderson man killed his
two-year-old son and himself by
burning charcoal in four grills
placed inside his trailer.
Fortunately, Baker County, un-
like Jacksonville, doesn't have
enough crimes to support a crime
scene unit for the BCSO, he said.
Mr. LaForte's biggest case was
with JSO in 1993, when his work at
the scene of a prostitute's murder
led to the arrest of a serial killer.
He was able to lift fingerprints
from the body using photography
and an alternate light source. (Dif-
ferent frequencies of light pick up
different types of evidence.)
According to the Institute of Po-
lice Technology and Management,
it's the only case in which prints
were recovered from human skin
and identified using only an alter-
nate light source.
The suspect was in custody with-
in 24 hours and confessed not only
to that murder, but two others as
"The majority of stuff you're
looking for, you can't see," Mr.
Born in St. Paul, Minn., Mr.
LaForte moved to Jacksonville
where he graduated from Terry
Parker High School.
He enlisted in the Navy while
still in school, then left the service
in 1973 and joined JSO the follow-
ing year as a dispatcher.
In 1975, he transferred to patrol,
where he worked Jacksonville's
east side and downtown areas.
(Page two please)
BY MICHAEL RINKER
A Baldwin police officer ac-
cused of molesting two teenage
boys was fired after an internal
investigation found him morally
unfit to serve.
James Lawrence Jr., 44, al-
legedly gave the boys alcohol be-
fore making sexual advances to-
ward them during a party at his
Glen St. Mary home.
The boys passed lie detector
tests administered as part of the
Baldwin Police Department's in-
Chief Guy Turcotte announced
the firing at a press conference
"I and the members of the
Baldwin Police Department were
shocked and saddened to learn
that one our officers would con-
duct themselves in such a way as
to bring shame to our department
and to our profession," he said.
The Baker County Sheriff's
Office has filed a criminal com-
plaint against Mr. Lawrence, al-
leging two counts of battery and six
counts of contributing to the delin-
quency of a minor.
Prosecutors will soon decide
whether to upgrade the battery
charges to sexual battery.
After learning of the allegations,
the Baldwin police department sus-
pended Mr. Lawrence with pay. He
turned in his badge and gun on Jan-
Three days later, Capt. Greg
Burr, who conducted the internal
investigation, interviewed Mr.
Lawrence at his lawyer's office in
The ex-officer is represented by
Brian Kelly, a former state attor-
ney in Baker County, who said his
client denies the allegations.
Capt. Burr, however, found that
Mr. Lawrence lied during his inter-
nal affairs interview, presumably
by denying the boys' allegations.
Mr. Lawrence was fired for vio-
lating state law governing law en-
forcement officers' qualifications
Specifically, an officer must
have "a good moral character as
determined by a background inves-
Mr. Lawrence worked as an aux-
iliary officer for the Baker County
(Page seven please)
The Jacksonville area media covered Chief Turcotte's announcement of the firing January 13. At right is Capt. Burr.
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(from page one)
Mr. LaForte was awarded the
Medal of Valor in 1983 for his ac-
tions in a bank robbery and shoot-
Saying he was "always inter-
ested in evidence," he was as-
signed to the crime scene unit in
Over the next 15 years, he pro-
cessed more than 800 death
scenes, including 500 homicides,
and took more than 150,000
crime scene photos.
The key, he said, is to see if the
physical evidence such as
blood, bullet trajectory, body
placement matches statements
made by witnesses or suspects.
"It tells you what's occurred, it
tells you the truth."
The truth, however, can be a
long, laborious journey.
Mr. LaForte said it sometimes
takes up to three days to process a
scene, including six or seven
hours just to get to the victim, a
process he referred to as "sneak-
ing up to the body."
And once you get there, you
might spend eight to 10 hours
gathering evidence in a room with
"It's back-breaking, time-con-
suming work. You're on your
knees for a long time. You can
spend two days on'tihe floor," he
"There are no shortcuts. If you
don't follow the proper progres-
sion, you'll destroy evidence."
During his last two years with
JSO, Mr. LaForte was responsible
for all training for the agency's 27
crime scene investigators.
He also taught JSO detectives,
patrol officers and recruits at the
.In addition to being a certified
instructor through Florida's Crim-
inal Justice Standards and Train-
ing, he is an adjunct instructor at
the Florida Community College
of Jacksonville, teaching law en-
forcement and crime scene proce-
dures to recruits at the Northeast
Florida Criminal Justice Training
FCCJ has asked him to create a
Just before Thanksgiving, Mr.
LaForte took delivery on 500
copies of "Crime Scene Process-
ing," a nearly 500-page step-by-
step training manual he wrote and
paid to have printed by a Jack-
"I started kicking around ideas
in 1997... there are a lot of good
books for lab people, but not field
And for television viewers,
there are a lot of good shows
about crime scene investigation.
Or are there?
"We enjoy watching them,"
Mr. LaForte said. "My wife will
ask me what they're doing and I'll
explain it. Then a minute later,
they'll say the same thing on the
"The majority of the stuff is ac-
curate, some is far-fetched... espe-
cially the time frame. It takes a lot
Longer in real life."
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These 'illegal aliens'
are Democrats trying
to make it to Canada
MY SIDE OF
As President George W. Bush
gets ready for his second inaugura-
tion, his top advisors are preparing
a major policy speech in which
President Bush will announce a re-
structuring of the Border Patrol.
In the past, the Border Patrol
has primarily been used in stop-
ping the flow of illegal aliens from
Mexico, but since November, the
Bush Administration has been si-
phoning off agents from Texas,
Arizona and California and mov-
ing them to Maine, Montana and
Idaho to watch a disturbing trend
along the US border with Canada.
I spoke by phone with Bush ad-
visor E. Leyton Tomlinson, who
expressed his concern about the
Canada issue. "We're very worried
about the number of illegal aliens
along the Canadian border," said
"You mean Canadians are leav-
ing the provinces and coming
across the border to the United
States?" I asked.
"No," Tomlinson corrected.
"We're talking about liberal Dem-
ocrats who are sneaking across the
Minnesota or Washington border
into Canada. It's turning into a reg-
ular exodus. While the President
isn't particularly sorry to see them
go, the Canadians aren't too happy
The Canadians are worried the
influx of psychology professors,
Hollywood producers, health food
store owners and dance majors
could :permanently dstbilize.-the'
"Already we are seeing a se-
vere shortage of latte and tofu in
Toronto and Montreal restaurants,"
said Quebec Agriculture Minister
Guy de Laurents. "We're worried
this trend could spread to free range
chicken, whole grain breads and
Joni Mitchell CDs."
Plans are in place for some fun-
damental changes, if not a com-
plete overhaul of the Border Patrol
system on the Canadian border.
"Over the past few years, our
focus has been on trying to keep
the elderly from bringing back
more than their share of cheap Vi-
agra and Celebrex from low cost
pharmacies in Ontario and British
Columbia," said Border Patrol
spokesman Col. Robert Elwood.
"Now we're trying to intercept
Democrats, Libertarians and Green
Party members who are posing as
elderly Viagra users to try and slip
our dragnet into Canada."
Elwood admits his agents have
had little success, though he trum-
pets some notable successes.
"Last week we had a Women's
Studies professor make a run for it
after she kneed one of our agents
in the groin. Our agents were in
hot pursuit. She might have made
it, but she tripped over the ear-
phone cord on her iPod. If she
hadn't been listening to the Indigo
Girls, she'd have been home free"
The Border Patrol complairls
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Police have been of little help in
stopping Democrats fleeing the
"The RCMP have turned a
blind eye to the Dems," said El-
-wood. "They'll be singing a differ-
ent tune when they can't get a do-
nut and a 500 cup of coffee be-
cause they've all been replaced by
biscotti and $4 cappuccinos.
Canadian officials say many of
the expatriot Democrats have cho-
sen to settle in the far north. Entire
communities in northern Alberta
and Manitoba have seen their pop-
ulations double with the addition
of illegals from the US.
Moose Ear, Manitoba resident
Gord LePattier claims many of the
Dems have come to Moose Ear be-
cause of its distance from major
"We only get a couple of televi-
sion 'channels up here," said Le-
Pattier. "These former Democrats
think Hockey Night in Canada is a
big step up from watching Bill
O'Reilly and Rush Limbaugh.
They do miss something called
Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,
though. But I have no clue what
that is, ya know?"
Fear of O'Reilly and other con-
servative columnists have spurred
Border Patrol officials to install
small televisions that blare Fox
News 24 hours a day along most
border checkpoints in hopes of dri-
ving away potential illegals. The
process has showed little success,
"It seems most of them are will-
ing to risk a few minutes exposure
to O'Reilly and Hannity and
Colmes to make it to the other
side," said Elwood.
Vice President Dick Cheney
warned .he Canadia ..government
it hade better think lwice before
granting legal status or even citi-
zenship to the ex-patriot liberals.
"I just want the ruling Labour
Party to keep in mind that these
liberals don't have a very good po-
litical track record," said Cheney.
"Before they start looking at these
liberals as potential voters, all they
have to do is look back to 2000
Some Canadians are excited
about the move. "In a year or two,
half of the Hollywood film elite
will be living in Vancouver," said
British Columbia film'executive
Alain de Toui. "I guarantee you
we'll wind up with more five-star
restaurants and cinema art houses
than any place north of Beverly
Hills. Finally, we'll be able to get a
good duck flamb6."
President Bush has been mum
on the issue, though he was heard
to quip, "Let me know when Bar-.
bra Streisand and the Dixie Chicks
have moved to Ottawa and we'll
declare a national holiday."
We love letters,
but we insist
they be signed.
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, January 20, 2005 Page Three
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How can someone living in
insane luxury truly be a star?
By Ben Stein
Reprinted with permission
(Mr. Stein is ,, nite actor, an econo-
mist, television game show host, author
and columnist whose work is syndicated
in several national publications. What
follows is his final dispatch from the
famed Hollywood steakhouse Morton's.
He graciously agreed to allow The Press
to re-print this column. We'll be hearing
about and seeing a lot of celebrities in
our part of the country up to and during
the Super Bowl. Mr Stein's comments are
especially helpful to keep things in true
As I begin to write this, I "slug"
it, as we writers say, which means
I put a heading on top of the docu-
ment to identify it. This heading is
"eonlineFINAL," and it gives me
a shiver to write it. I have been
" dging this column for so long that
I cannot even recall when I started.
I loved writing this column so
much for so long I came to believe
it would never end.
It worked well for a long time,
but gradually, my changing as a
person and the world's, change
have overtaken it. On a small
scale, Morton's, while better than
ever, no longer attracts as many
stars as it used to. It still brings in
the rich people in droves and defi-
nitely some stars.
I saw Samuel L. Jackson there a
few days ago, and we had a nice
visit, and right before that, I saw
and had a splendid talk with
Warren Beatty in an elevator, in
which we agreed that Splendor in
the Grass was a super movie.
But Morton's is not the star
galaxy it once was, though it prob-
ably will be again.
Beyond that, a bigger change
has happened. I no longer think
Hollywood stars are terribly
important. They are uniformly
pleasant, friendly people, and they
treat me better than I deserve to be
treated. But a man or woman who
makes a huge wage for memoriz-
ing lines and reciting them in front
of a camera is no longer my idea
of a shining star .we should all look
How can a man or woman who
makes an eight-figure wage and
lives in insane luxury really be a
star in today's world, if by a "star"
we mean someone bright and pow-
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erful and attractive as a role
Real stars are not riding around
in the backs of limousines or in
Porsches or getting trained in yoga
or Pilates and.eating only raw fruit
while they have Vietnamese girls
do their nails.
They can be interesting, nice
people, but they are not heroes to
me any longer. A real star is the
soldier of the 4th Infantry Division
who poked his head into a hole on
a farm near Tikrit, Iraq. He could
have been met by a bomb or a hail
of AK-47 bullets. Instead, he faced
an abject Saddam Hussein and the
gratitude of all of the decent peo-
ple of the world.
A real star is the U.S. soldier
who was sentto disarm a bomb
next to a road north of Baghdad.
He approached it, and the bomb
went off and killed him.
A real star, the kind who haunts
my memory night and day, is the
U.S. soldier in Baghdad who saw
a little girl playing with a piece of
unexploded ordnance on a street
near where he was guarding a sta-
He pushed her aside and threw
himself on it just as it exploded.
He left a family desolate in
California and a little girl alive in
The stars who deserve media
attention are not the ones who
have lavish weddings on TV but
the ones who patrol the streets of
Mosul even after two of their bud-
dies were murdered and their bod-
ies battered and stripped for the sin
of trying to protect Iraqis from ter-
We put couples with incomes of
$100 million a year on the covers
of our magazines. The noncoms
and officers who barely scrape by
on military pay but stand on guard
in Afghanistan and Iraq and on
ships and in submarines and near
the Arctic Circle are anonymous
as they live and die.
I am no longer comfortable
being a part of the system that has
such poor values, and I do not
want to perpetuate those values by
pretending that who is eating at
Morton's is a big subject.
There are plenty of other stars
in the American firmament...the
policemen and women who go off
on patrol in South Central (Los
Angeles) and have no idea if they
will return alive; the orderlies and
paramedics who bring in people
who have been in terrible acci-
dents and prepare them for
surgery; the teachers and nurses
who throw their whole spirits into
caring for autistic children; the
kind men and women who work in
hospices and in cancer wards.
Think of each and every fire-
man who was running up the stairs
at the World Trade Center as the
towers began to collapse. Now
you have my idea of a real hero.
We are not responsible for the
operation of the universe, and
what happens to us is not terribly
important. God is real, not a fic-
tion; and when we turn over our
lives to Him, He takes far better
care of us than we could ever do
for ourselves. In a word, we make
ourselves sane when we fire our-
selves as the directors of the movie
of our lives and turn the power
over to Him.
I came to realize that life lived
to help others is the only one that
matters. This is my highest and
best use as a human.
I can put it another way. Years
ago, I realized I could never be as
great an actor as Olivier or as good
a comic as Steve Martin...or
Martin'Mull or Fred Willard--or as
good an economist as Samielson
or Friedman or as good a writer as
Fitzgerald. Or even remotely close
to any of them. f
But I could be a devoted father
to my son, husband to my wife
and, above all, a good son to the
parents who had done so much'for
SThis came to be my main task
in life. I did it moderately well
with my son, pretty well with my
wife an w d well indeed with my par-
ents (with my sister's help). I cared
for and paid attention to them in
their declining years. I stayed with
my father as he got sick, went into
extremis and then into a coma and
then entered immortality with my
sister and me reading him the
This was the only point at
which my life touched the lives of
the soldiers in Iraq or the firefight-
ers in New York. I came to realize
that life lived to help others is the
only one that matters and that it is
my duty, in return for the lavish
life God has devolved upon me, to
help others He has placed in my
path. This is my highest and best
use as a human.
Faith is not believing that God
can. It is knowing that God will.
SEE A ZONING
Report it anonymously
Over the past few years, I have
been quite concerned about police
officers hired without proper back-
ground checks. I have known for
some time that inadequate, and in
some cases no, background checks
are being made.
The knowledge I gained in the
area of background checks and in
talking with officials of the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement
is that it's easier in the state of
Florida to be hired as a police offi-
cer than be approved as a Little
I am very disappointed in the
system and feel policies need to be
revisited and changes made to
assure citizens there is a system in
place to remove undesireables
from the law enforcement ranks.
Presently, they are allowed to
move from agency to agency by
being allowed to resign without
'the employing agency pressing
charges or reprimand made a part
of their record to alert other agen-
cies of their infractions.
Policies set up to safeguard citi-
zens of the state end up protecting
some law enforcement officers and
not the citizens. In other words,
"you resign and we will not pursue
the issue to keep from bringing
shame or discredit to our depart-
ment." This is happening statewide
and changes need to be made.
I understand a background
check was made on the individual
recently accused of actions involv-
ing underage boys, and apparently
it did not reveal anything indicat-
ing a potential problem.
I am, however, aware of others
who were not thoroughly investi-
gated, or where information re-
ceived was ignored.
Citizens should demand the
moral character of individuals
being considered as police officers
be thoroughly examined before
they are hired.
MARVIN E. GODBOLD, JR.
Mayor, Town of Baldwin
keep doing it
I just read last week's com-
ments in the Press from County
Commissioner Fred Raulerson in
regards to garbage pickup.
I, too, travel CR 127 and lament
over the trash strewn along our
highways. Even more discourag-
ing are the beer cans and fast food
bags and boxes thrown out at our
driveway off O.C. Home Road.
For a long time my husband
walked from our driveway back to
CR 127 picking up trash, but the
job became too much.
Curbside trash collection is not
what Baker County needs.
These people who litter the
roads will continue to do so. They
have no pride.
Those of us who do care have
the best system when we carry our
garbage to the dump sites. I do not
have to look at garbage sitting out
on my drive waiting for pickup,
and' I don't have to worry about
keeping animals out, lest it should
be strewn over our road.
Plus, garbage pickup means we
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Two seriously injured in Glen St. Mary collision...
FHP Trooper M.E. Birchard talks with BradfordJ. Crenshaw, Jr, 22, of Orange Park, the driver of a 1984 Chevrolet pickup that struck the
1988 Oldsmobile in the background at the intersection of CR 125 and East Madison in Glen St. Mary the afternoon of January 17. Mr.
Crenshaw was southbound on 125 when the eastbound Oldsmobile driven by Domingo Lopez, 79, ofLawtey, Fla. drove into his path instead
of stopping at a stop sign. Both Mr. Lopez and passenger Hattie Lou English, 89, of Macclenny, were flown to Shands Jacksonville from the
Emergency Operations Center in west Macclenny. A friend of Ms. English said on Tuesday she remains in critical condition; Mr. Lopez's
condition is unknown, and Mr Crenshaw sustained minor cuts. Trooper Birchard said Mr. Lopez was wearing a seat belt; Ms. English was
not. Charges are pending.
Claims he was beaten buying crack
A Middleburg man was treated
at Fraser Hospital's emergency
room then transferred to Baptist
Rash of vehicle
north, west city
A burglar or burglars struck
parked vehicles in yards of a north
Macclenny neighborhood over-
night on January 17, just two days
after similar incidents in the south
The most valuable property, a
$400 pistol and $200 cash, was
taken from a front seat console in a
Chevrolet SUV owned by Bryan
McDuffie and parked in front of
his Linda St. residence.
Nearby, an SUV and pickup be-
longing to Gregory Lowery were
entered and ransacked. Nothing
was reported missing.
A small purse and car key were
taken from a 1997 Chevrolet own-
ed by Cari Griffis on Cardinal
Lane the same night.
Several items taken from two
Toyota trucks belonging to David
Eldridge were recovered by police
in a neighbor's yard off Ivy St. that
morning. They included a wallet,
credit cards, checkbook and a
small amount of change.
Lucinda Moring reported the
driver side window of her 2001
Kia was smashed overnight Janu-
ary 15. A $20 bill was taken.
Police also heard from Christine
Tvardos that morning when she
found the same side window was
broken on her 2003 Ford. Nothing
was reported missing.
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Medical Center in Jacksonville for
treatment of injuries he said were
inflicted by several assailants who
beat him in west Macclenny just
after midnight Janury 17.
Bobby Dressel, 27, told police
he was pulled out of his vehicle on
Martin Luther King Dr. about
12:40 by several black males who
beat him and robbed him of $200.
They also took a cell phone.
Mr. Dressel said he was in the
neighborhood to buy crack co-
He said he heard gunshots from
the area as he drove off but did not
see a firearm. ,f s'reated f6"or
cuts and bruises'toihis knees, f.ct,
hands and several large wounds to
the head. He also tested positive at
the hospital for both marijuana and
A canvas of the area turned up
no suspects or witnesses, and the
victim told Deputy Ben Anderson
he had no further information and
was not sure he wanted to pursue
charges in the event suspects were
In another incident that had
possible racial overtones and also
occurred early that morning, a
white county jail inmate accused
two black inmates of accosting
him following an argument over
Kenneth W. Canaday, 33, in jail
for child abuse and neglect, was
treated for an arm injury that he
said he got at the hands of Harold
L. Moore, 37, and Antonio L. Bur-
4r866hs. 20; all are from Macclen-
The inmates told police Mr.
Canaday twice yelled racial slurs
and came at them after grabbing a
sheet and a shirt from a clean laun-
dry pile, and that he injured the
arm in a fall as they attempted to
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fight at cub
A Macclenny woman suffered
first and second degree burns to
her upper back when hot grease
spilled on her during a fight the
evening of January 10 at the Club
229 north of Sanderson.
A criminal complaint alleging
aggravated battery was filed by Jo-
hashis A. Evans, 18, who was in-
terviewed by deputies at the Fraser
Hospital emergency room follow-
ing the 9:00 pm incident.
She accused Valerie Givens, 23,
of Macclenny of attacking her in
the club parking lot, then follow-
ing her inside when she went to
Ms. Evans said a pan of grease
spilled on her as she fell after be-
ing struck by Ms. Givens, who al-
so pulled her hair.
Ms. Givens, interviewed later,
said her accuser was the aggressor
and that she didn't intend for the
other woman to be burned by the
The state attorney's office will
make a determination on whether
criminal charges result from the
A couple found sleeping in a
vacant mobile home north of
Sanderson ended up charged with
trespass the morning of January
Daniel C. Ruise, 24, who lives
in the same neighborhood off
Tony Givens Road, initially told
police he gained entry via a door.
It is believed he and companion
Nina L. Thick, 23, of Macclenny
entered through a broken rear win-
Owner Carolyn Ruise sum-
moned police when she found the
front door open and the couple
asleep in the trailer.
Earlier that morning about 1:00,
Diana Harris, 43, was booked at
county jail for disorderly conduct
after she refused to return to her
residence on Ivy St. in Macclenny.
Ms. Harris was found by police
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Sears has settled a lawsuit step up," Mr. Newman said. "Un- heating vents and starting to
brought by a Glen St. Mary couple fortunately, it took over two years through seams in the ceiling.
whose home burned down in Feb- to do it." Mr. and Mrs. Boldry and
ruary 2002 after a company tech- The state fire marshal ruled the five children were able to escs
nician improperly repaired the fire began in the heating unit or the It took firefighters six to
heating system. ducts leading away from it. hours to bring it under control
The settlement is confidential, Ms. Boldry awoke in the mid-
according to the lawyer represent- die of the night February 28 to About a day and a half b
ing David and Lydia Boldry. find smoke beginning to fill her the fire, the Sears technician
"I can't tell you how much they family's home located on Quiet formed repairs, but failed tc
got, but it was in the best interest Woods Lane, off Crews Road. the unit, even after the Bol
of the parties at this time to settle," Flames were coming from the told him they smelled smoke.
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said Barry Newman, with the
Jacksonville firm of Spohrer
Wilner Maxwell & Matthews.
The Boldrys had asked for a
new mobile home, furnishings,
clothing and other possessions.
They also sought punitive dam-
ages under the Florida Deceptive
and Unfair Trade Practices Act.
The couple did not ask to be com-
pensated for pain and suffering.
For more than a year, Sears de-
nied liability but eventually ac-
The issue then became the
amount of compensation.
Sears rejected paying for a new
home and furnishings, instead of-
fering to pay their value at the time
they were destroyed.
Ms. Boldry said the company
wanted her family to go to flea
markets and garage sales to find
replacements the same age and
Sears even sent ar investigator
to interview friends and neighbors
to get "a fair and impartial opinion
from people who may have been
in the house before it burned."
Sears' attorney did not return a
phone call seeking comment on
the settlement, which was reached
"It was the right thing to do to
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, January 20, 2005 Page Five
Rash of arrests for suspended licenses
Wal-Mart donates to Rotaryfund
Doug Wilds, president-elect of the Baker County Rotary Club, last week accepted a $1000
donation from the Wal-Mart Distribution Center presented by manager Bobby Steele. The
money will go into the club's general fund for future donations to non-profits and scholar-
ships that benefit Baker County directly. Rotary meets at the hall of the Macclenny Church
of Christ each Thursday at noon. PHOTO COURTESY OF DOUG WILDS
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Traffic stops in recent days re-
sulted in a rash of arrests of dri-
vers, with both local and out-of-
state addresses, for driving without
A computer check by Deputy
Brad Dougherty determined that
Derrick L. Williams, 28, of San-
derson was driving January 16
without a license that had been
suspended 13 times for various vi-
He was stopped late that eve-
ning near US 90 and CR 229 after
the officer noted his 1998 Nissan
had an expired tag. At least one of
the suspensions was for the same
Deputy Charles Goldsmith
found out shortly after stopping
Richard L. Cox, 27, that his Mis-
sissippi license has been suspend-
Two felony drug counts
Sheriff's investigators arrested
Michael A. Bennett, 27, of Mac-
clenny the evening of January 14
on two drug possession charges af-
ter stopping his vehicle on Steel
The county's drug sniffing ca-
nine Zeus alerted to the presence
of drugs when called to the scene
about 7:30 to check out Mr. Ben-
Power tools valued at $630 and
stored in a utility trailer were taken
from beside a residence on Eloise
St. in Macclenny sometime be-
tween November 1-and when the
owner'found them missing Janu-
Robert Velleca said two impact
wrenches, a power chisel and
grinder were in a tool box on the
trailer and covered in canvas.
The sheriff's department earlier
last week was called to the resi-
dence of Allan Spring off Reid
Stafford Road after he discovered
extensive vandalism to his 1999
Nissan pickup and a 2000 Kaw-
nett's 1995 Mercedes, which was
stopped for non-operating tail
The suspect produced a plastic
bag with 28.4 grams of marijuana,
and 50 tablets of what turned out
to be the controlled drug hy-
Mr. Bennett reportedly told In-
vestigators Scotty Rhoden and
David Bryant he purchased the pot
for $100 and pills for $150 in
He was booked for felony mari-
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He clocked the Pontiac driven by
Mr. Cox, of Saucier, Miss. speeding
on Interstate 10 the morning of
Deputy Dougherty stopped
Ricky L. Tisdale, 19, of Macclen-
ny in the west city on the basis of a
description made by a woman he
It turns out Mr. Tisdale's license
has been suspended three times for
failure to pay fines. The arrest took
place the afternoon of Janury 10.
Deputy Sgt. Glen Gnann made
two similar cases while clocking
speeders the next evening on SR
228. Marvin M. Davis, 29, of
Jacksonville was driving with a li-
cense suspended for DUI and
Randy P. Michaels, 29, of Glen St.
Mary with a license suspended for
failure to pay fines.
Mr. Michaels was also arrested
on a warrant from Tennessee for
failure to appear in court.
A triple license suspension
came up via a computer check af-
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, January 20, 2005 Page Six
Dec. 16-31 land sales
The following land transactions
were recorded in the Baker County
courthouse December 16-31. Val-
ues are derived from documentary
stamps. Many descriptions are by
S(ection) T(ownship) R(ange). If
acreage or price are not listed,
none were indicated in the docu-
CUB Land Trust to James & Melissa
Ward, in S31 T2S R21E, $45,000.
CUB Land Trust to James Stein, in
S31 T2S R21E, $54,900.
CUB Land Trust to Chris Lee, in S31
T2S R21E, $38,900.
CUB Land Trust to Michael McKin-
non, in S31 T2S R21E, $60,900.
CUB Land Trust to Carlene Sim-
mons. in S31 T2S R21E, .37.110l0.
CUB Land Trust to John & Melinda
Hernandez, in S31 T2S R21E, 0I.O(0l0.
CUB Land Trust to Juan Medina, in
S30 T2S R21E, $36,000,
CUB Land Trust to Tyji & Jennie
\rimn.trinm. in 830 T2S R2 11, ,-.1,9II'i.
CUB Land Trust to William Lara, in
S32 T2S R21E. 945j.,iil.
CUB Land Trust to Eric Johnson II,
in S30 T2S R21E. $42.000.
CUB Land Trust to Thomas Sylves-
ter, in S31 T2S R21E, $63,000.
CUB Land Trust to Donnie & Melis-
sa Boston, in S31 T2S R21E, $45,900.
CUB Land Trust to Robert Ross, in
S30 T2S R21E, $37,500.
CUB Land Trust to William Sr. &
Pamela Sanders, in S30 T2S R21E,
CUB Land Trust to Pamela Sanders
& Betty Watson, in S30 T2S R21E,
CUB Land Trust to Ray & Rachel
Walker, in S31 T2S R21E, $61,000.
CUB Land Trust to Silavy Ngeth &
Bunneang, in S31 T2S R21E, $39,000.
CUB Land Trust to Chuck Hopkins,
in S31 T2S R21E, $40,000.
CUB Land Trust to Hugh & Margar-
et Gordon, in S31 T2S R21E, $35,000.
CUB Land Trust to Kenneth I &
Kenneth II Blair, in S30 T2S R21E,
CUB Land Trust to Timothy & Pa-
trice Davis, in S30 T2S R21E, $32,000.
CUB Land Trust to Ralph & Raleigh
Crawford, in S29 & S30 T2S R21E,
CUB Land Trust to Curtis Herndon,
in S31 T2S R21E, $44,900.
CUB Land Trust to Mitchell Fly, in
S31 T2S R21E, $54,900.
CUB Land Trust to Todd Milen-
chick, in S30 T2S R21E, $90,000.
CUB Land Trust to Moises Ortiz, in
S30 T2S R21E, $44,800.
John & Alta Long to Lanice Jr. &
Brandy Starling, in S12 T3S R21E,
Glen Forest LLC to Annie Clayton,
in S5 T3S R21E, $110,000.
David Carver & Jeffrey Crawford to
F.L. Crawford, in Macclenny.
William II & Carlene Tyson to Al-
bert Kennedy & Michelle Peacock, in S7
T3S R22E, $39,000.
Dewitt Jr. & Judith Johnson to Timo-
thy & Melody Combs, in Macclenny,
Harry & Wendy Swords to Sheila &
John Phillips, in River Country Estates,
Patrick Hodges & Donald Burnsed to
Donald & Shannon Burnsed, in Mac-
Glen Plantation LTD to Overstreet &
Associates Inc., in Hunters Ridge,
Chuck & Tamara Yarborough to
Frank & Barbara Corris, in S5 T3S
Ike & Jennifer Sherlock to Tamara
Micke, in Fox Ridge Estates, $116,000.
MacGlen Builders Inc. to Charles &
Crystal Spitzer, in Glenfield Oaks,
Sam Michel to LaBeuna Farms Inc.,
in Mount Holly, $500.
H. Bentley Rhoden to David & Kath-
ryn Ott, in Timberlane, $128,000.
Stage Funding Assistance Corp. to
Melissa & Stacey Simmons, in S8 T3S
Baker Development Corp. Inc. to
Stage Funding Assistance Corp., in S8
Helen Green to Evelyn Tanner, in
Mortgage Electronic Registration
Systems Inc. to Secretary of HUD, in
Carolyn Langley & Clarence Jackson
to Stephen Langley, in S19 T1S R20E.
John & Romy Shaw to First Coast
Land & Timber Inc., in S11 T3S R20E.
Robert Digsby to Norman Allen, in
S7 T2S R21E, $59,900.
C&O Land Partnership, Martin Ow-
ens & Darrell Crews to Paul & Diana
Chance, in Seminole Ridge II.
Emery & Annie Kirkland to Rodney
& Rhonda Paige, in S17 T3S R21E.
Blair & Janet Gatlin to Charles Jr. &
Melissa Pelfrey, in S36 T2S R21E,
David & Laurie Chace to Richard &
Heather Sands, in Macclenny South,
Margaret Hall to Diana Hubbert, in
S35 TIS R21E.
Marion Jr. & Carol Gainey to Steph-
anie Moultrie, in Owens Acres, $111,500.
Lanco Baker County LLP to Garfield
& Paula Rhoden, in Lancaster Glen,
Lauderdale Cornerstone LLC to Yo-
ramco Cornerstone LLC, in S5 T3S
Homes by Gray Inc. to John & Ruth
Powell, in Copper Creek Hills III,
CDD Investments to Homes by Gray
Inc, in Copper Creek Hills III, $22,000.
Doyle & Betty Sapp to Vicky Car-
rigg, in S36 T3S R20E.
Cloritice Rhoden to Ronald Rhoden
II, in S7 T3S R21E.
Wildon & Lillian Cook to Amir Ali,
in S33 T2S R22E, $35,000.
Nancy Bowen as rep./Nannie Bowen
estate to William & Debra Bowen, in S7
T2S R22E, $51,000.
Lanco Baker County LLP to Peggy
Nichols, in Lancaster Glen, $50,000.
David Carver & Jeffrey Crawford to
Jewell Harvey & Lawrence Carver, in
S25 T3S R20E.
Richard Mallett Jr. to Thomas Jr. &
Betty Dyal, in S8 T1S R21E, $75,000.
Lanco Baker County LLP to Patrick
& Cherish Connaughton, in Lancaster
Harmon Smith & Rose Frazier to
Harmon Smith, in S8 T2S R22E.
MacGlen Builders Inc. to Doris Beck,
in Copper Creek Hills III, $22,000.
Christopher Boyd Sr. to Bertha
Kramer, in S6 T3S R22E, $21,400.
Richard Harvey to Elmer Holbrooks,
in S30 T2S R22E, $36,500.
Lauralee Clifton to Michaelle Irish &
Martha Wehling, in S25 T2S R21E,
Patricia Fish to Lauralee Clifton, in
S25 T2S R21E.
William Whidden to Maxie Town-
send, in River Country Estates, $26,933.
Baker Land Inc. & Riverview Part-
nership to William Whidden, in River
Country Estates, $30,000.
Alexis Marketing Co. to Brenda Dan-
iels, in Glen St. Mary, $77,000.
Gwendolyn McCauley, Earl & George
Knabb, Jane Rhoden/trustees of William
Knabb Trust to James Jr. & Constance
Knabb, in S9 T3S R22E, $12,500.
Everett & Brenda Edgerton to Rock
Contractors Inc., in Pheasant Run II.
Garry & Kimberly Pelfrey to Michael
Deese, in Powell Bluff, $125,000.
Jady & Jeannie Johnson to Gorge &
Sandra Umphress, in Seminole Ridge II,
Michael & Christina Crews, Aaron
& Heather Kellan to Kristen Burnham,
in S29 T2S R22E, $60,000.
Lanco Baker County LLC to James
& Vicky Kunzi, in Lancaster Glen,
International Paper Co. to CUB Land
Trust, William Woodington & Daniel
Dukes, in S32 T2S R21E.
Sheldon Beasley to Terri Beasley, in
S23 T3S R21E.
Lester & Kathryn Pidgeon to Lee &
Kimberly Klenk, in Macclenny, $146,000.
Delores Johns to Maines Thornton, in
S15 T4S R20E.
Edward Hodges & Bryan Giggisberg
to Kristin Davis, in Macclenny.
A memorial is to be built by the pond
south of the clinic in honor of
If you so choose, donations are being accepted on his
behalf to make this memorial a reality.
Donations may be given at his office at the clinic,
directly to VyStar Credit Union
on 6th St. or on-line to:
Account #121071324 & Routing #2630-7927-6
Make checks payable to
"The Andre Salas Memorial Charities"
(Please use Acct.#) f
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Officer is fired...
Ciegie Parkin and Jason Cantrell
Two get fair grants
By Amy Johnson
How would you like to get a
check for $1000 in the mail?
That's what happened to Baker
County Sr. FFA members Ciegie
Parkin and Jason Cantrell, who
each recently received $1000 and
$500 grants for their SAE (super-
vised agricultural experience)
Jason's proficiency is in swine
production, and his grant is cour-
tesy of Akey, a livestock nutrition
company. He will use the money
to purchase a hog to show in the
county fair next fall.
Akey offered only 20 SAE
grants to FFA members nation-
wide: Jason is an 11th grader at
Baker County High School.
Ciege's SAE is in beef produc-
tion, and her grant comes from
Merial, a pharmaceutical compa-
ny. She showed a chapter heifer at
the Baker County Fair last fall,
and will invest her $1000 in the
market steer competition.
Merial only awarded 16 grants
nationwide, and the BCHS stu-
dents- were the only ones in Flori-
da to receive the grants.
Congratulations to them both!
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Middle school science fair winner
Baker County Middle School student Travis Oswald with his science fair project, which
was chosen overall winner this week in the school's competition. There were 25 partici-
pants from Mrs. Hobbs' and Mrs. Sukovich's classes. Category winners include Corrina
Delia in behavioral and social science; James T. Washburn in botany; Lane Barfield in
chemistry; Brent Dennard in engineering; Brooke Rhoden in environmental science; Justin
Stout in medicine and health; Ethan Munson in microbiology; Caroline Rambo in physics
and Tyler Schaper in zoology.
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Sheriff's Office several months
prior to being hired by Baldwin in
August 2003, according to per-
sonnel records. He held onto the
Baker job, apparently part time,
until January 2004.
The allegations came to light
when a Baldwin police dispatcher
reported that her son who'd
been at the January 1 party at Mr.
Lawrence's home on Oak Hill
Road told her what had hap-
The boy, 15, who is from Mac-
clenny, told Investigator Gerald
Ray Rhoden that he and a friend
were among several boys collect-
ing firewood for the party.
His friend, 16, from Baldwin,
had a learner's permit and was
driving a truck with Mr. Lawrence
The other boys were throwing
wood into the back of the truck.
Inside, however, Mr. Lawrence
placed his hand on the boy's thigh
several times, rubbing in circles
until he got near the boy's crotch,
according to the boy.
He said he repeatedly pushed
his hand away, leading Mr.
Lawrence to ask, "Do you like
me? Are you afraid of me?"
At one point, the man told the
boy, "What happens in the truck
stays in the truck."
A third boy, also 16, from
Macclenny, told investigator Rho-
den that he had been lying in the
bed of the truck after getting sick
from drinking the beer and scotch
supplied by Mr. Lawrence.
He got up when the others
started throwing wood in the
truck. When he did, he saw what
was going on inside the cab. His
recollection supported the Bald-
win boy's version about what
happened to him inside the cab.
The 15-year-old boy also said
he saw what was going on inside
while he was collecting firewood.
After the wood had been gath-
ered and the fire was going, Mr.
Lawrence sent the other boys in-
He sat down next to the 15-
year-old and said "I do bad things
when I drink," then put his hand
on the boy's thigh and started
sliding it closer and closer to his
He asked the boy to "go back
in the dark," but the boy refused
and said he was going inside.
Mr. Lawrence tried to apolo-
gize, then said, "What happens at
the fire stays at the fire."
Investigator Rhoden inter-
viewed Mr. Lawrence's two neph-
County gives $10K bailout to CoA
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mingling" of funds that made it
difficult for anyone to realize the
enormity of the crisis. Although it
may be impractical for the council
to have separate bank accounts,
internal bookkeeping should show
how much money is available in
However, former director Pan-
sy Ruise and former finance di-
rector Lena Griffin knew of the fi-
nancial crunch by December
2003. They did not share that
knowledge with the council's
board of directors until five
months later, only then relaying
the news that the 2003 audit
showed $133,000 cash reserves
It appears the B-Line was the
main culprit, operating at an in-
creasing deficit. However, another
likely factor was that the council
was counting as real money when
one grant was used as match for
another, in effect "spending mon-
Mr. Hylton told the county
board it was "not a matter of
fraud, but stupidity" by Ms. Ruise
and Ms. Griffin that brought the
In the January 12 meeting, it
was apparent the agencies differ
in whether their grants can be
used as match for another
agency's funds, a factor that has
created considerable confusion
for council staff.
By mid-year, Ms. Ruise had re-
signed, and six weeks later Ms.
Griffin also left. Since then, new-
ly hired director Tonnie Blakely
told various agencies the past
week, it has been a matter of
"putting out one fire after anoth-
There is now a cash-only basis
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The older nephew tried to
downplay what happened, but the
younger one elaborated, saying
he'd heard complaints about his
uncle at the party.
The older nephew then admit-
ted to the officer he'd heard the
boys complain about being
touched, but he said he'd told
them to get over it because his un-
cle does that when he's drunk but
he doesn't mean anything by it.
The Baldwin Police Depart-
ment hired Mr. Lawrence despite
a few minor glitches in his appli-
cation, according to a letter writ-
ten from Lt. R.W. Gerth to then-
chief M.H. Branch.
The letter, which summarizes
the department's background
check on Mr. Lawrence, said his
supervisor at the Department of
Corrections "was disappointed"
that Mr. Lawrence, who'd worked
there for eight years, resigned by
simply calling in one day to say
he wasn't coming back to work.
He worked at the Baker Cor-
rectional Institution from 1995 to
1999, before transferring to Lake
City until resigning in 2003.
The letter also noted that two
personal references never re-
turned calls made by Baldwin po-
lice officials. .One of those was
Charles Ross, a sergeant with the
Baker County Sheriff's Office.
Another personal reference
could not be reached because his
home had burned down.
A man lying across the driver's
seat of his 2002 Toyota parked off
the south shoulder of US 90 near
Smokey Road early on January 11
ended up charged with DUI.
Deputy Ben Anderson said
John W. Walker, 45, of Glen St.
Mary appeared incoherent when
he first approached him about 1:00
am, and failed several roadside so-
He also refused to submit to a
breathalyzer test at county jail, a
decision that cost him his license
in 2004. As a result, Mr. Walker
was also charged with driving on a
Four nights later, the same de-
puty observed a 2000 Chevrolet
van swerving on SR 121 near the
Manning Curve and pulled over
Charles W. Manning, 47, of Law-
tey. He was charged with DUI and
failure to remain in a single traffic
with vendors where the council
once enjoyed a 90 day or longer
credit. Mr. Hylton said he recently
had to pay the state about $4500
because it turned out the council
'is not exempt from fuel taxes of
18.94 per gallon. And in reconcil-
ing year-end documents, he found
$7000 had not been paid early in
the year to the state's unemploy-
ment compensation fund.
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High School Honor Roll
BAKER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
Principal's List Second Nine Weeks
9th Grade: Katie Bass, Bradley Bumsed, Amber Chiasson, Jordan Combs, Juan Corona, Jessica
Crews, Kallie Crummey, Chelsea English, Alexandra Gotay, Kendall Hand, Andrea Hodges, Samantha
Levinson, Kaley McDonald, Tiffany Norman, Jessica Nunn, Shae Raulerson, Elizabeth Russell, Kyle
Stone, Sariah Swartz, Amanda Tyson, Chelsea Walls, Megan Williams, Torry Williams.
10th Grade: Joshua Allen, April Anderson, Thomas Elledge, Christopher Johns, Christina Keast,
Lauren Maynard, Hanna Moore, Christina Parker, Kimberly Railey, Brandi Rhoden, Stephanie Rho-
den, Haley Thorn, Matthew Trimm.
11th Grade: Clayton Andrews, Bradley Behr, Justin Bennett, Whittney Burda, Jason Cantrell,
Johnathon Collett, Katie Conner, Ashley Craig, Jordan Crews. Kassie Crews, Kindall Crummey, Am-
ber Dolby, Ashley Dyal, Britney Jacobs, Ashlie Kline, Earl Knabb, Priscilla Lyons, Lauren Nipper,
Adelaide Recinella, Rachael Sebasovich, Ashley Steele, Samuel Swartz, Garrison Sweat, Nathan
Thrift, Randall Vonk, Jamie Wilson, Matthew Wright.
12th Grade: Hannah Ambrose, David Barton, Amanda Cavannaugh, Kyle Craig, Melissa Gard-
ner, Demareion Givens, April Higginbotham, Derreck Holian, Jason Jahnke, Jammie Miller, Katie
Newmans, Emmett Noblitt, Heather Snipes, Kimber Thigpen, Eric Thomas, Bridget Waters.
Honor Roll Second Nine Weeks
6th Grade: Rashard Belford. .
7th Grade: Noura Tber.
9th Grade: Cassandra Adams, Brittnee Balkcom, Kimberly Barton, Sara Belleville, Jasarah Boyn-
ton, Theron Branch, Ariel Campiglia, Brock Canaday, Tiffani Canterbury, Amber Cernik, Benjamin
Cline, Jessica Cohen, Sarah Combs, Katelyn Conner, David Cook, Casey Crews, Tucker Crews, James
Davis, Michael Donley, Jacob Duncan, Jennifer Fraze, Margo Gaskins, Brittany Gray, Caitlin Griffis,
Brittany Hansen, Tiffany Harvey, Kari Hollon, Jessica Holloway, Charles Jackson, Bryson Johnson,
Margaret Kennedy, Krystal Langeberg, Michelle Lopez, Laura Marek, Jessica Mayo, Deanna McKen-
zie, Ryan Monds, Richard Moody, Krista Newmans, Laci Norman, Sara Norris, Nicole Novaton, Trent
Page, Allysen Poole, Robert Prather, Kailee Raulerson, Chad Reier, Jason Roberts, Mitchell Robertson,
Jarrell Rodgers, Erica Rodriguez, Freddricka Ruise, Kendra Russell, Jared Sharman, Holly Smith, Kay-
la Smith,,Kaitlin Stevens, Wesly Stroud, Leighton Sweat, Lyndsie Sweeney, Victoria Swords, April
Tanner, Whittni Thompson, Dane Unkelbach, James Ward, Christopher Wiggins, Michael Willey, Ca-
10th Grade: Karibeth Adams, Gentri Billotte, Joshua Brown, Robbin Bumsed, Bobby Comn, Ja-
cob Cranford, Brittinie Crews, Elijah Daniels, Jamie Davis, Kelly Davis, Errick Fryer, Krystle Gates,
Dylan Gerard, James Harmon, Sarah Herrington, Emily Hooper, Patricia Jenkins, Crystal Johnson, Mary
Jones, Kassie Kiser, Adam Lewis, Audra Longworth, Curtis Lowery, Allen Luffman, Sarah Martin,
Thomas McCall, Amber McIntyre, Samantha Miller, Sarah Moore, Rachel Morrison, Wendy Nguyen,
Kailyn Parmer, Caleb Poturich, Nathaneal Register, Brentney Rhoden, Jenna Richardson, Romona
Robertson, Brittney Robinson, Ddnald Sharpe, Lisa Spradley, Dustin Starling, Tiffany Swindell, Rocky
Tressler, Justin Weimer, Edwin Woodruff, Joseph Yelko, Heather Yukna.
11th Grade: Melvinette Alexander, Anastasia Archer, Zachary Barrett, Priscilla Barton, Jeffrey
Brown, Michael Brown, Kevin Clark, Emily Coggin, Jessica Combs, Christopher Crews, Melissa
Crews, Christopher Davis, Heidi Davis, Gary Dugger, Katie Godwin, Joel Griffis, Kristin Griffith, Pey-
ton Hand, Meredity Hays, Lauren Higginbotham, Whitney Johnson, Kevin Karnes, Ryan Kett, Sarah
Kingbird, Alison Klenk, Amy Knight, Simon Levein, Dalicia Mobley, Philip Monds, Shannon Nickels,
Ashton Norman, Christopher Norman, Laura Richardson, Ibrahim Robinson, Anne-Marie Rohde,
Heather Scott, Cameron Shouppe, Justin Smith, Krysta Starling, Justin Stokes, Michael Wallstedt, Holly
Waters, Heather Williams, Craig Yarborough.
12th Grade: Trista Akridge, Tarhonda Anderson, Amanda Bain, Brittany Barton, Casey Beach,
Sarah Bradley, Katie Canaday, Kylee Canaday, Casey Combs, Chandler Combs, Donovan Cox, Ashley
Cullen, Yastneen Farmer, Natalie Flynt, Toni Gainey, Tina Geiger, Cara Givens, Jackquelyn Givens,
Katy Griffis, Sarah Griffis, Jonathan Harvey, Amie Hicks, Allen Ingram, Garrett Jackson, Dawn John-
son, Jana Kennedy, Chad Kersey, Lisa Key, Jennifer Lankford, Kristophor Linster, Megan Lowery, Ed-
ward Maldonado, Jennifer Mann, Joshua Martin, Sharon Moore, Taylor Nix, Yakina Paige, Kady Pol-
lard, Krista Quiett, Garrett Register, Elizabeth Sanchez, Cheryl Snipes, Ashley Sprout, Kolandra Stout-
amire, Ricki Strama, Cayse Thrift, Karla Thummel, Lauren Treece, Amelia Wallace, Tiffany Waters,
Stormie Wilkerson, Joshua Wright.
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The following activities are
A scheduled in Baker County
schools for the week of January
S24-28. This listing may be in-
C complete and subject to change
1 -January 24: BCMS- FCAT
2 meeting for 6/7 grade parents in
S the cafeteria at 7:00 pm. Extra
Credit! BCHS- Girls basketball
vs. Lake Butler H) at 6-7 pm.
S *January 25: BCHS- Girls
weightlifting sectional qualifier
B at Keystone Heights at 10-11
C am. Boys' basketball vs. Bolles
S(H) at 6-7 pm.
*January 27: BCHS- Boys'
basketball at Lake City at 6-7
2 pm. Girls' basketball at Baldwin
January 28: WE- Science
Fair. BCMS- Parent day. BC-
SHS- Wrestling duals (H).
B *January 29: BCMS- Flori-
C da Writes Saturday workshop for
S8th grade from 8:30-11:30 am.
BCHS- Softball progressive din-
Awnings ~ Pat
for pre-test prep
Baker County Middle School
will hold a series of Saturday
school sessions in January to help
eighth graders improve their writ-
ing skills and prepare for the Flori-
da Writes exam on February 8.
The date of the extra-help ses-
sions are January 22 and 29 from
9:00-11:30 am in the auditorium.
Students are encouraged to attend
These help sessions are free and
open to all eighth graders. This is
also an extra credit opportunity.
For more information, call 259-
for GED prep
The Baker County school dis-
trict has received a grant for Bak-
er County High School 2003-
2004 seniors who did not pass the
FCAT. These students are eligible
to receive individualized academ-
ic preparation for GED tests. Test-
ing fees are also covered by the
Classes will be held Monday
and Wednesday nights in Build-
ing Five at BCHS. Frank Brown
will manage the recruitment of
the students, Jerry Clark, Sandi
Harvey and Cathy Williams will
provide academic instruction.
For more information, call Dr.
Garlon Webb at 259-0406.
4 pm Monday
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Baker County Since 1981
The kindergarten teachers and
students of Macclenny Elementa-
ry thank the following people and
businesses for their donations to-
ward our field trip to see the mov-
ie The Polar Express:
Joey and Vicke Johnson at New
Wave Heating and Air, Mr. and
Mrs. Bobby Jones, Dennis Mar-
kos at Baker County Medical Ser-
vices, Dr. Meg Romeo, Rock Rho-
den, Donnie Allen at Universal
Body Company, Joan Parker and
family, Carrie Jesseman, Renee
Jesseman and Todd Knabb at
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for the week of
MONDAY: Super donut with milk and
TUESDAY: Sausage biscuit, with milk and
WEDNESDAY: Cereal and toast with milk
THURSDAY: Waffles with milk and juice.
FRIDAY: Pancake and sausage on a stick
with milk and juice.
MONDAY: Turkey and cheese sandwich or
pork and rice casserole with a roll, choice of two:
French fries, squash, applesauce and milk.
TUESDAY: Pepperoni pizza or macaroni
and cheese and roll, choice of two: green peas,
veggies, fruit and milk.
WEDNESDAY: BBQ pork on a bun or beef
nuggets and roll, choice of two: French fries,
slaw, fruit with ice cream and milk.
THURSDAY: Spaghetti and meat sauce with
Italian bread or corn dog, choice of two: hash
browns, salad, peaches with cookie and milk.
FRIDAY: Pork stir fry with rice and roll or
grilled chicken sandwich, choice of two: potato
rounds, carrots, pineapple chunks and milk.
ALL PARENTS & FUTURE STUDENTS:
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DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN & FAMILIES
NORTHEAST FLORIDA STATE HOSPITAL
The Community Behavioral HealthCare
Advisory Board announces a meeting.
DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, January 25,
2005, 11:30 am.
PLACE: Northeast Florida State Hospital,
'Building 1, Conference Room
GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CON-
SIDERED: Organizational meeting and general
provision of services by the Community Behavior-
al HealthCare Office.
Please call (904) 259-6211 x1693 for instruc-
tions on participation.
REGISTRATION OF FICTITIOUS NAMES
I the undersigned, being duly sworn, do here-
by declare under oath that the names of all per-
sons interested in the business or profession car-
ried on under the name of Green's Inspection
Service whose principle place of business is:
10045 US 90, Glen St. Mary, FL 32040 and the
extent of the interest of each'is as follows:
NAME EXTENT OF INTEREST
Odis F. Green 100%
Odis F. Green
STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF BAKER
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 18th
day of January.
Clerk of Courts
Baker County, Florida
By Bonnie M. Palleschl
As Deputy Clerk
The St. Johns River Water Management
District has received the applications) for Envi-
ronmental Resource Permit(s) from:
Name and address of applicant: Keith Davis,
P.O. Box 82, Glen St. Mary, FL 32040.
Application #: 40-003-96806-1
The project is located-in Baker County, Sec-
tion 32, Township 02 South, Range 22 East. The
ERP application is for construction of a surface
water management system for a residential de-
velopment known as the Macclenny Duplexes.
Glen Plantation, Ltd., 11635 NW 1st Ave.,
Gainesville, FL 32607, application #40-003-
97013-1. The project is located in Baker County,
Section 11, Township 02 South, Range 21 East,
The' ERP application Is for construction of a sur-
face water management system for the driveway
culverts at Doe Run II, a 2.2 acre project.
The flle(s) containing each of the above-listed
applications) are available for inspection Monday
through Friday except for legal holidays, 8:00 am
to 5:00 pm at the St. Johns River Water Manage-
ment District Headquarters or the appropriate ser-
vice center. Written objections to the application
may be made, but should be filed with (received
by) the District Clerk, 4049 Reld St., Palatka, Flor-
ida 32177-1429, no later than 14 days from the
date of publication. Written objections should
Identify the objector by name and address, and
fully described the objection to the application. Fil-
ing a written objection does not entitle you to a
Chapter 120, Florida Statutes, Administrative
Hearing. Only those persons whose substantial
interests are affected by the application and who
file a petition meeting the requirements of Sec-
tions 120.596 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, and
Chapter 28-106, Florida Administrative Code,
may obtain an Administrative Hearing. All timely
filed written objections will be presented to the
Board for consideration In its deliberations on ap-
plication prior to the Board taking action on the
Division of Permit Data Services
St. Johns River Water Management District
Students left off honor roll
The following students were
left off last week's honor roll list
at Macclenny Elementary. Princi-
pal's list- Morgan Lagle; A/B hon-
or roll list- Henry Collins-Chea-
ney, Courtney Davis, Paris Jones,
Bradley McDonald, Kelsey Tay-
lor and Luke Whisman.
LCCC staff, students & students
from other schools
Tickets on sale through evening of the
performance at the Box Office 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Dinner Served at 6 p.m. in the Lobo Cafe
Spanish chicken & rice, salad, dinner roll, dessert and
beverage, $6 including tax seating is limited, so please make
reservations February 1-4.
For Ticket Information call
If you have a disability and need assistance,
you may contact (386) 754-4340
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO.: 02-2004-CA-0036
BERGE H. MARKARIAN AND MELINE A.
MARKARIAN, HIS WIFE, "
ROGER ALVA BRANNON AND VICKY
ANNE BRANNON, HIS WIFE, AND STATE OF "
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to
a final judgement of foreclosure entered in the
above styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Baker
County, Florida, I will sell the'property situate in
Baker County, Florida, described as follows:
Part of Section 16, Township 2 South,
Range 21 East, Baker County, Florida,
and being more particularly described
as follows: Commence at the Southwest
corner of said Section 16; thence on the
South line of said Section 16, North
89'18'29" East, 2049.78' to the point of
beginning; thence continue on said
South line, 972.89'; thence North
01910'55" East, 329.20'; thence South
89918'29" West, 535.0' to a point on a
curve, said curve being concave West-
erly and having a radius of 50', thence
along said curve a chord bearing and
a distance of South 7052'22 West,
94.87' to a point, said point being on
the South right of way line of a 60'
right of way; thence on said South
right of way line, South 89218'29"
West, 358.67'; thence South 00241'31'
East, 300.00' to the point of beginning.
Together with a 1998 Merl Mobile Home
Title No. 75604175 and
Title No. 75604301
Identification No. FLHML3B121318459
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the front door of the Baker County Court-
house, Macclenny, Florida at 11:00 am on Febru-
ary 17, 2005.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court
on this 14th day of January, 2005.
Clerk of Courts
By: Jamie Crews
As Deputy Clerk
FRANK E. MALONEY, JR., P.A.
445 East Macclenny Avenue
Macclenny, FL 32063
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO.: 2004-CA-000125
FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSO-
CHRISTOPHER S. MOBLEY, BAKER
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
order of final judgement of foreclosure dated Jan-
uary 13, 2005, entered in Civil Case No. 2004-
CA-000125 of the Circuit Court of the 8th Judicial
Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida, wherein
Federal National Mortgage Association is plaintiff
and Christopher S. Mobley are defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the
east door of the Baker County Courthouse locat-
ed at 339 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny,
Baker County, Florida at 11:00 am on March 2,
2005 the following described property as set forth
in said final judgement, to wit:
Lot 4, Block 52, of the Town of Mac-
clenny, according to the plat thereof
Recorded in Deed Book "D", Page 800
of the Public Records of Baker County,
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to participate
in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please
contact Baker County Courthouse, 339 East Mac-
clenny Avenue, Macclenny, FL 32063 within 2
working days of your receipt of this notice of sale:
If you are hearing impaired, call: 1-800-955-8771,;
If you are voice impaired, call: 1-800-955-8770.
DATED at Macclenny, Florida this 14th day of.
Clerk of Courts
By: Jamie Crews
As Deputy Clerk
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP
Woodland Corporate Center
4505 Woodland Corp. Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33614
Telephone: (813) 880-8888
Invitation to Bid
Financing Five new 140 H motor graders
The Baker County Board of Commissioners
desires to accept bids for financing of five new
140H Caterpillar motor graders. Bids will be ac-
cepted through January 28, 2005, at 1:00 pm, at
the Baker County Administration Office located at
55 North Third Street, Macclenny, Fl., 32063.
All bids submitted shall be on the bid forms
provided by Baker County and returned in a seal-
ed envelope clearly marked "Motor Grader Fi-
nancing Bid" on the outside of the envelope.
The Board of County Commissioners reserves
the right to reject any and/or all bids.
Baker County Board of Commissioners
Julie B. Combs, Chairman
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO.: 02-2003-CA-0137
NOVIE EDDINS, a single adult
DANIEL R. VANSICKLE AND LUANN G.
VANSICKLE, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE,
FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY, NORWEST
FINANCIAL FLORIDA, INC. THE COUNTRY
JUNCTION, BAKER COUNTY, FL,
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to
an order of final judgment of foreclosure entered
in the above-captioned action, I will sell the prop-
erty situated in Baker County, Florida, described
Lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 in
Block A of Olustee Manor Farms Addi-
tion to the Town of Olustee, Baker
County, Florida according to the plat
of Nihiser, located in SW 1/4 of the NW
1/4 of Section 28, Township 3 South,
Range 19 East, except any part of Lots
7 and 8 of Block A which were previ-
ously deeded to the State Road De-
at public sale to the highest and best bidder for
cash, at the frbnt door of the Baker County Court-
house, Macclenny, Florida, at 11:00 am on the 4th
dayof February, 2005.
Hugh D. Fish Jr.
P.O. Box 531
Macclenny, FL 32063
Clerk of Courts
By: Jamie Crews
As Deputy Clerk
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
FILE NO.: 04-CP-55
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JAMES DONALD RICHARDSON,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that the administra-
tion of the estate of James Donald Richardson,
deceased, File Number 04-CP-55, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Baker County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is 339 East
Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063.
The names and addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS are notified
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is
served, within three months after the date of the
first publication of this notice must file their claim
with this court within the later of three months af-
ter the date of the first publication of this notice or
thirty days after the date of service of a copy of
this notice on them.
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against the dece-
dent's estate must file their claims with this court
within three months after the date of the first pub-
lication of this notice.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
The date of the first publication of this notice
is January 20, 2005.
Attorney for personal representative:
HUGH COTNEY, P.A.
905 Blackstone Building
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Mrs. Wanda Richardson
7124 James Britt Road
Glen St. Mary, FL 32040
Lyceum Series ANI
February 4 7:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center
RADING MAT WRTING STUY3 SILL
,- / "W i/llf;.
Mr. McDonald and Ms. DeLettre
Mr. and Mrs. David Michael
DeLettre of Jacksonville are pleas-
ed to announce the engagement of
daughter Michele Denise to Stan-
ley McDonald. Mr. McDonald is
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard
Stanley McDonald of Macclenny.
Wedding plans will be announced
Adult Ed test
The TABE test will be offered
January 20 from 9:00 am to 1:00
pm at the Family Service Center
next to Keller Intermediate School.
Those arriving late will not be
permitted to take the test.
Pre-registration and payment
of $15 is required no later than
January 19 at the Family Service
Center. Please bring the exact
amount, as we can not make
change. TABE review booklets
are available. For more informa-
tion, call Cheryl Ward at 259-4110
The 4-H Hands and Hooves
Club will sell chicken and rice
Dinners on January 22 from 9:00
am-1:00 pm in front of Sports
Shak. The dinner will also include
green beans, roll and dessert.
Proceeds will go towards club
activities. Tickets may be pur-
chased in advance from club lead-
er Cathy Sparks by calling 259-
Thanks for help
Macclenny Nursing and Rehab
thanks the following businesses
for their gracious donations for
S the Cameron Freeman benefit
dinner: Lyman Green BBQ, Fras-
er Food Store, Taylor'd BBQ, Bo-
no's BBQ. Also to Bryan McDuf-
fie and Stephen Parker and all the
kind people in our community for
your donations and purchases.
for the week of January 24-28
MONDAY: Chicken with dumplings,
pickled beets, biscuit, applesauce and milk.
TUESDAY: Pepper steak with gravy,
rice, green beans, bread, gelatin and milk.
WEDNESDAY: Smoked sausage,
scalloped potatoes, peas, bread, banana and
THURSDAY: Meatloaf with gravy,
mashed potatoes, carrots, roll, pudding and
FRIDAY: Sliced ham, macaroni and
cheese, cabbage, bread, fruit and milk.
We want to take time to ex-
press heartfelt gratitude to my
friends, co-workers and especially
this wonderful community. The
tremendous outpouring of love
and prayers we have received sus-
tain us through these dark times.
Thank you from the bottom of our
THE CAMERON.FREEMAN FAMII Y
Mr. Allen and Ms. Canaday
Jeff and Sharon Canady of Bax-
ter and Curtis and Candie Allen of
St. George, Ga. are pleased to an-
nounce the engagement of their
children, Anna Canady and Ken
The Republican Party of Baker
County will meet on Thursday,
January 20 at 6:30 pm at the Bud-
der-Mathis house at Glen St.
Mary Nursery, off CR 125 soith
Following the meeting from 7-
9 pm will be an inauguration par-
ty for President George W. Bush.
All Bush supporters are welcome.
Call 259-9668 or 259-9672 for
'""""" Nfty, Nifty"""""
S Ms. Baker County 1972
We love you, Darrell, Adam,
~r\ J~~.; .......o ....... .....
BY BOB GERARD
It seems as if anybody who is
anybody wants to be in town for
the Super Bowl. Celebrities, enter-
tainment figures, retired sports stars
and politicians all want a piece of
the Super Bowl spotlight.
While they are in town, the glit-
terati want something to do, so
there are all sorts of high profile
concerts going on in conjunction
with the big game.
While the game is still a few
weeks away, it would be very fool-
ish indeed to wait to try and get
tickets for these concerts. He who
hesitates is left trying to buy them
from scalpers on the street for these
On Thursday, February 3, it's
the hip-hop elite who are perform-
ing. Big Boi, who along with part-
ner Andre 3000 make up the hot-
test band in the country, Outkast,
will be doing his solo act. He will
be joined by Kanye West, the hip-
hop flavor of the moment, whose
song Jesus Walks topped the charts
and won him all kinds of awards.
Country is next in line. Dwight
Yoakam, Jo Dee Messina, Chris
Cagle and Josh Gracin are on the
bill. Yoakam and Messina are the
headliners. Yoakam is a throwback
to the days of the Bakersfield
sound, when Buck Owen and his
Buckaroos and Merle Haggard rul-
ed the airwaves. Yoakam is a cross
between the two, with great flair
and showmanship. Messina has a
strong country flavor-his songs
Heads Carolina, Tails California
and You're Not in Kansas Anymore
topped the charts.
On .Saturday, February 5, local
heroes Lynyrd Skynyrd will rock
Jacksonville with Los Lonely
Boys. Skynyrd has been a local
favorite for 30 years, with hits
like Freebird, What's Your Name,
and Gimme Three Steps. It will be
a sure fan favorite.
For tickets on any or all of these
big concerts, call 353-3309.
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, January 20, 2005 Page Nine
Audubon Society officer speaker at the Garden Club...
A packed house turned out January 13 for a presentation on Florida's birds and other related topics to the Garden Club of Baker County
by Carol Adams of Jacksonville, vice-president of the Northeast Florida Audubon Society that includes the Jacksonville area and sur-
rounding counties. The club met at the Mathis House on the property of the Glen St. Mary Nurseries Company that was recently refur-
bished as a meeting and retreat center. For more information on this active group, contact Kyle Brown, garden club president, at 259-
attention for only
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LOVE DADDY, MAMA, MICHAEL,
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To register Call 259.7077
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Every Tuesday & Thursday.
MDO is not a daycare program. We are a center
designed to teach ages -5 yrs. old two days a week.
Angela Chancey, Director
National Board Certified Speech Language Pathologist
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dies January 11
John Jackson Brown, 71, died
January 11, 2005 at Orange Park
Medical Center after an extended
illness. The Jackson County, Ky.
native moved from Hamilton,
Ohio about four years ago to live
in Macclenny and recently went to
live with his daughter in Jack-
sonville because of ill health. He
was a Baptist and a member of the
Am Vets in Hamilton.
He was predeceased by daugh-
ter Lisa Reeves. Survivors include
daughters Carolyn Webb of Ham-
ilton, Alice Moore and Deborah
Smith of .l.AIckon\1illk. Anetta Hall
,oi ,okn .' : sons William J.
Br\\1 i ot' irodhlxid. Ky. and De-
wayne Brown of Hamilton; sister
Gladis Lambdoon of Brookville,
A graveside rilIncrl was held
January 14 at Lon:g Branch Ceme-
tery in .i:\\ i!lk with Bro. Paul
Haney vtic.iune. Fraser Funeral
Home of Macclenny was in charge
Lora Curry dies.
on Jam uary 3th
Lora Irene Curry died January
13, 2005 at W. Frank Wells Nurs-
ing Home in Macclenny. Mrs. Cur-
ry was born in DeFuniak Springs,
Fla. on February 22, 1923. She
was a member of Pleasant Ridge
Baptist Church of DeFuniak
She was predeceased by parents
Alice and Lee Nelson; husband
Luther Curry; brothers Ebin, Dal-
ton, Sidney and Kinsey Nelson;
granddaughters Lora Kay Rolph
and Brandy Susanne Curry. Surviv-
ors include daughters Irene Turner
and Virginia Rolph (Steve) of Mac-
clenny and Susie Steele (Terry) of
Crestview, Fla.; son Titus L. Curry
(Sue) of Palatka; step-daughters
Wavine Norris of Panama City and
Ellen Hall of Germany; step-sons
George F. Curry (Hattie) of Ponce
de Leon and John Curry of Kan-
sas; sisters Onita Redmond, Marie
Rhodes afd Artie Cosson; brother
J.C. Nelson; sister-in-law Geneve
Nelson of DeFuniak Springs; four
grandchildren, three step-grand-
children, seven great-grandchil-
dren and two great-great-grand-
A.service was held January 16
at her church. Fraser Funeral Home
of Macclenny was in charge of ar-
St. James Episcopal Church
Minnesota Ave. Macdenny. Fla.
Sunday School 9:00 am
Sunday Service 10:00 am
First Baptist Church
CR 229 S., Sanderson, FL
Sunday School 10:00 am
Sun. Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sun. Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wed. Eve. Bible Study 7:00 pm
Pastor Bob Christmas
93 N. 5th St., Macclenny 259-3551
Sunday School: 10:00 am
Sunday Worship: 11:00 am
Sunday Youth: 6:00 pm
Wednesday Dinner: 5:45 pm
Wednesday Worship: 6:15 pm
\ John L. Hay, Jr., Pastor J
New Hope for the Comminnit'
Five Churches Road
H)y. 127 Sanderson, FL
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ll:00a.m.
Wed. Night Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
Every* Sunday Night Senice 7:00 p.m.
Videll 11IfWilliams -Pastor
dies at age 92
Russell David Gates, 92, died
January 11, 2005 at his home in
Jacksonville from an extended ill-
ness. The Moscow, Ohio native
moved to Glen St. Mary 23 years
ago and to Jacksonville 15 years
ago. He was a member of the
Lord's Church of Taylor.
Survivors include his wife of 62
years, Evelyn "Pete" Gates and
son David Gates of Jacksonville;
sister Margaret Phillips of Cincin-
A graveside service was held at
Taylor Cemetery January 15 with
Pastor J.W. Binion officiating.
Fraser Funeral Home of Macclen-
ny was in charge of arrangements.
Robert Hart, 80,
Robert Hart, age 80, of Mac-
clenny died January 15, 2005 after
a lengthy illness. He was born
May 27, 1924 and graduated from
Baker County High School. After
serving in the United States Army
during WW II, he received an hon-
orable discharge in December,
1945. He worked in the construc-
tion industry for more than 50
years and 10 years as a vocational
instructor in the corrections sys-
tems, where he taught construction
as a rehabilitation method. He was
a life-long member of the Carpen-
ters Union Local 627, Jackson-
ville, and a member of First Bap-
tist Church of Macclenny.
Survivors include his wife of 58
years, Yvonne M. Hicks Hart;
daughters Brenda Swisher of Mac-
clenny and Rebecca Blaudow
(Todd) of Jacksonville Beach; son
Robert "Bobby" M. (Cheryl) Hart
of Taylor; sister Nellie Farris of
Macclenny; grandsons Dustin (Ty-
leen), Jonathan, Adam, Jacob and
A funeral service was held on
January 18 at First Baptist Church
of Macclenny with Dr. Edsel Bone
officiating. Interment followed in
Manntown Cemetery in Glen St.
Mary. Pallbearers were Dustin and
Jonathan Hart, Adam Swisher,
Todd Blaudow, Glenn Hart and
Clyde Lampman. Memorials can
be made to the "Bound For Glory"
fund in Mr. Hart's name, care of
First Baptist Church of Macclen-
ny. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Ser-
vices of Macclenny was in charge
23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.
Sunday AM Worship
Sunday PM Services
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting
Pastor J.C. Lauramore Welcomes All
Jesus: The Way, The Truth and The Life
Sunday School 10:00 A.M. Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 P.M.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 A.M. Wed. Eve. Worship 7:30 P.M.
Pastor Rev. Shannon Conner
North 6th Street Macclenny 259-3500
'I1C~ I-- I,"
Fifth St. &
Sunday Morning Worship
Kidz Biz Children's Service
Sunday Evening Worship
Wednesday Adult, Youth &
Youth & Rangers
Nursery provided for all services.
"A Loving Church with a Growing Vision of Excellence"
Special Blessings School Readiness Center 259-8466
First Baptist Church
k GLEN ST. MARY, FLORIDA
Sunday School 9:45 AM Sunday Morning Worship 11 AM
Sunday Evening Worship 6 PM
"A Beacon Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7 PM
-* "A Beacon
Pastor Tim Patterson
Perry Hays, Associate Pastor
Michael D. Schatz, Associate Pastor
dies January 13
Kathryne F. Jones, 77, of Mac-
clenny died January 13, 2005 at
her residence following an extend-
ed illness. She was born in Mariet-
ta, Ga. and lived in Glen St. Mary
before moving to Macclenny over
40 years ago. She was employed
as a school teacher in Washington,
D.C. and when she moved back to
Baker County she taught school
for a short time. She also owned
Kathryne Jones School of Dancing
for many years. She attended Flor-
ida State University and was a
member of the St. Mary's Catholic
She was predeceased by parents
Charlie and Kathryne Geitgey
Klein, husband Joseph Eldred
Jones and daughter Stasi Jones Al-
len. Survivors include daughter
Kathy Jo Wolfe (James C.) of Mac-
clenny; grandchildren Gabrielle
Cain, Kaleb Wolfe and Joshua Al-
len, all of Macclenny; niece, Joan
G. Waters of Macclenny.
A funeral service was held at St.
Mary's Catholic Church January
18 with Rev. Father George Kuru-
villa officiating. Interment was at
Woodlawn Cemetery, Macclenny.
Guerry Funeral Home, of Macclen-
ny was in charge of arrangements.
S Mt. Zion N.C.
Hwy. 121 N.* 259-4461
Sunday School 10:00
Sunday morning service 11:00
Sunday night service 6:00
Wed. service 7:00 p.m. u s
THE CHURCH THAT .
REALLY CARES! '
EVERYONE WELCOME! '
Pastor Rev. Bobby Griffin
CR 127 N., SANDERSON, FL
SUNDAY SCHOOL 10:00 AM
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 AM
SUNDAY EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM
WED. EVENING PRAYER SERVE. 7:30 PM
PASTOR: ORAL E. LYONS
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, January 20, 2005 Page Ten
rites January 19
Barbara E. Thomas of Macclen-
ny died January 14, 2005. She was
born July 19, 1941 in Alachua
County and raised in Lake Charles
and DeRidder, La. She returned to
Florida in her early teens, was a li-
censed registered real estate broker
and sat on the Board of Realtors in
Lake City. She was the owner of
Barbara E. Thomas Real Estate
Brokerage and Barbara's Kitchen
Mfg. Co. in Macclenny. She was a
lifetime member of the order of
Eastern Star, Baldwin Chapter
She was predeceased by father
Roy D. Hunter Sr. and brother Roy
D. Hunter Jr. Survivors include
husband Jerry W. Thomas; son Jer-
ry D. Thomas; daughter Stormie
Jelena Thomas McDaniel; brothers
Richard M. Hunter Sr., Kenneth
Dwight Hunter; half-brothers Ron-
nie and Jimmy Pigott; grandchil-
dren Cameron David and Blake
Edward Thomas, Anjelena Isys
and Jerry Edward McDaniel; god-
daughter Deborah Lynn Morris;
mother-in-law Lettie V. Thomas;
sister-in-law Franki M. Thomas
The funeral service was at noon
Wednesday, January 19, at Prest-
wood Funeral Home, Baldwin.
Viewing was prior to the service at
10:00 am. Interment was at Mann-
town Cemetery in Glen St. Mary.
Pallbearers were Cameron D.
Thomas, Richard M. "Rick"
Hunter Jr., Dale Rhoden, Jimmy
Earl Rhoden, Don Rhoden, and
Robbie Combs. Honorary pall-
bearers were Larry W. Thomas,
John Staples, David Fly, Frank
Rhoden Sr., John T. McGlew and
Church of God in Christ
"Crossing your Jordan and
Posse5ssin the Promise"
Sun. Morning Sunday School 10:00 am
Sunday Morning Service 1 1:30 am
Sunday Evening Service 7:00 pm
Erven 2)nd & 4trh Sundav
Tuesday EveninJg ible Study 7:00 pm
Pastoral Teaching Thursday 7:00 pm
Pastor: Elder Joe N. Rise
1450 S. 8th St.! lacdlenny
5 259-4759 _
First Baptist Church of Mac-
clenny will host the a cappella
group Zambian Vocal Collection,
on January 23 at 6:00 pm. The
group performs traditional hymns
or original verse and song. For
more information, call Tim Wilder
CR 127 N. of Sanderson
Sunday School 10:00 am
Sunday Morning Service 11:00 am
Sunday Night Service 6:00 pm
Wed. Night Service 7:30 pm
Where Everyone i; Somebody and
JEsus is the Leader
Pastor Rev. Ernme Terrell
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Come and magnify the Lord and worship with us
Glen Friendship Tabernacle
Clinton Ave. Glen St. Mary
WJXR Radio Service Sunday 8:30 am
S Morning Worship Service 10:30 am
S Children's Church 11:30 am
Evangelistic 6:00 pm
Bible Study (Wed.) 7:30 pm
Please visit our website at: http://www.glentab.com
Rev. Albert Starling Home: 259-3982 Church: 259-6521
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In Loving Memory
who left us four years ago
Like a special rose in a garden,
You were chosen from all the rest.
Around God's throne was a vacant
And he could only use the best.
We miss you more as time goes on
And cling to special memories.
We look to heaven and have calm
To know you are sodiewhere around
We miss you, your loving smile, your
No one can fill your vacant place.
SADLY MISSED BY WIFE VERA,
CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN
dies January 17
Oscar Wilkinson, 79, died Janu-
ary 17, 2005 at his home after an
extended illness. He was a life-
long resident of Maxville, a mem-
ber of the First Baptist Church of
Maxville and the Butler Bay Hunt
He was predeceased by wife
Lessie Mae Wilkinson; son Johnny
Wilkinson; brothers C.E. Wilkinson
Jr. and Rudolph Wilkinson; sister
Johnnie Mae Oliver; great-grand-
daughters Isabella and Makalle
Marone. Survivors include daugh-
ter Cheryl Dugger (Eulie) and son
Harold Wilkinson of Macclenny;
sisters Charlene Vilasor of Mac-
clenny and Sarah Lee Pritchard of
Palm Coast; brothers Wilbur Wil-
kinson of Jacksonville, Winfred
Wilkinson and Leonard Wilkinson
of Macclenny; grandchildren Tam-
my Marone (Donnie), Darren
Dugger (Nikki), John Dugger and
Ashley Dugger; great-grandchil-
dren Brittany, Meagan and Ethan
A service for Mr. Wilkins was
held Wednesday, January 19 at
11:00 am at his church with Bro.
Mike Hamm and Richard Fish of-
ficiating. Burial was in the Long
Branch Cemetery. Fraser Funeral
Home of Macclenny was in charge
In Loving Memory
Seven years have passed since the
The Lord came to call andyou went
The memories you left will carry on.
Our love for you will never be gone.
We know that someday the Lord will
And we will all be together in the
Until that day we will carry you in
And our love for you will never part.
BRENDA, DAVID, DEZ, BUD,
JONATHAN, AMY AND DUSTIN
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WHAT A DEAL!
CHURCH OF CHRIST
573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am
Fellowship 10:30 am -11:00 am
.'. 11:00 am
.- Wed. Bible Study
.' ,:30 pm
S .. .liiter
-.,''-.. '-' ~. Sam F. Kitching
December cases heard
Maria C. Kreutz
Weep not for me though I am gone
Into that gentle night.
I am at peace, my soul's at rest.
There is no need for tears.
For with your love I was blessed
For all those many years.
Please do not dwell upon my death,
But celebrate my life.
YOU ARE MISSED, BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN,
PATTY & JEFF
Martha & Andy Staier
1/16/2004 and 1/19/1996
The Lord took you home this time
last year. We rejoice because we know
heaven is your home and you are now
"L )fulfiipls.li. i f. n lui ,ifLJ i i.lihur...-
Biu our hears tire heavy because we
will always miss you and Daddy very
LOVE, SONNY, RENEE, TOMMY, TERRENIA
A memory is a photograph taken by
WE MISS AND LOVE YOU,
FAMILY AND FRIENDS
The following marriages were
recorded at the Baker County court-
house during December:
Alvin Bargeron I of Sanderson & La-
breeska Combs of Glen St. Mary, 10/23.
Daniel Bryant & Gladys Hand, both
of Glen St. Mary, 12/1.
David Comer & Laura Barnes, both
of Hillsboro, Texas, 12/4.
Timothy Daniels & Jessica Monds,
both of Glen St. Mary, 12/4.
Dennis Dugger of Jacksonville &
Sherri Hodges of Macclenny, 12/11.
M. Anthony Gray & Tammie Keene,
both of Macclenny, 12/10.
Benjamin Hatfield of Baldwin & Car-
rie Stamps of Middleburg, 11/6.
Issac Haywood & Tora Jonas, both of
Jackson Herrington Jr. & Kimberly
Shupe, both of Jacksonville, 11/20.
Benjamin Martin of Glen St. Mary &
Paula Vazquez of Baldwin, 12/24.
Dwayne Molina of Jacksonville &
Amanda Allen of Macclenny, 11/13.
John Padgett & Kimberly Alexander,
both of Macclenny, 12/4.
Danny Robinson of Macclenny &
Jessica Benton of Glen St. Mary, 12/18.
James Shirley of Starke & Vertis
Shirley of Macclenny, 12/23.
Norman Souter & Burgandy Weber,
both of Jacksonville, 11/27.
Jeffery Tuccillo & Brandi Stokes,
both of Jacksonville, 12/11.
Bryan Tylk & Donna Fennell, both of
The following divorce final de-
crees were recorded at the Baker
County courthouse during Decem-
Timothy & Jacquelyn Hodge, 12/9.
Donald & Laura Long, 12/9.
William & Kali Johnson, 12/9.
Ernie Jr. & Angela Nettles, 12/9.
Thomas III & Ellen Strother, 12/16.
Jamie & Jeffrey Crews, 12/21.
Earl & Kimberly Strickling, 12/21.
Beckey & Paul LeGrande, 12/21.
Christopher & Katherine Crews, 12/23.
Speak Up for a Child
and Make a Difference
Important notice on
wedding, social notes
Brides and other persons who plan to
submit articles in the future should be
aware that, while The Press is pleased to
publish your information, it must be submit-
ted no later than four weeks after the event.
It is your responsibility to ensure that pho-
tographers, etc. are aware of this policy.
Dispositions were made in the
following misdemeanor cases in
county court December 15:
Lewis S. Churchville: Battery; charge
dropped by prosecutor.
Nikki Davis: Violation of probation/-
petit theft; paid fine/court costs after hear-
Daniel Lee Dinkins: Contributing to
delinquency of minor & violation of proba-
tion/petit theft 3 cts., under age 21 posses-
sion of alcohol 3 cts; pled no contest, ad-
judged guilty, $437 days jail, convert fine/-
court costs to civil judgment, probation ter-
Dinnie Lee Free: Violation of proba-
tion/contracting without license; pled no
contest, adjudged guilty, 27 days jail, pro-
Andrew Allyn Hahn: Violation of pro-
bation/assault & criminal mischief; pled no
contest, adjudged guilty, probation reinstat-
Christopher Lee Parish: Violation of
probation/disorderly intoxication & disor-
derly conduct; failed to appear, warrant or-
Brian Craig Patterson: Worthless
check; pled guilty, adjudication withheld,
$260 fine/court costs, restitution, 3 mos.
Dexter Pines: Refusal to sign sum-
mons; pled guilty, adjudication withheld,
60 days jail, $185 fine/court costs, 3 mos.
Jonathan Lamar Rawls: Violation of
probation/worthless check; failed to appear,
Adam Shelton Rosier: Battery, crimi-
nal mischief & resisting arrest without vio-
lence; pled no contest, adjudged guilty, 2
days jail, $612 fine/court costs, restitution,
batterer's intervention course, no contact
w/victim, 12 mos. probation.
Jimmy Aaron Taylor: Battery; pled no
contest, adjudged guilty, $612 fine/court
costs, mental health evaluation/treatment,
battered's intervention course, no contact
w/victim, 12 mos. probation.
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, January 20, 2005 Page Eleven
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Sponsored by: The Baker County Ministers Association
Help provide relief for the victims of the recent tuniami/earthquake
All donations go to relief no local administrative costs!
By Mail: BCMA, P.O. Box 1254, Macclenny, FL 32063
In Person: Macdenny City Hall Ann Hunter Taylor Church
First Baptist of Macdenny Raiford Road Church First Baptist of Glen St. Mary
Make checks payable to BCMA (Tax deductible donation)
For more information contact Jim Cox, BCMA President at 259-7324
FINAL DAY TO GIVE: JANUARY 28, 20Q,
Macclenny Church of God
Revival & Restoration
Lamar Chapman Kenny Morris
Tues.-Fri. at 11:15 am Mon.-Fri. at 7:30 pm
Mid-Morning Service 11:15 a.m.
Evening Service 7:30 p.m.
Host Pastor: Shannon D. Conner
The church is located on Hwy 121, 2 blocks N of Hwy. 90 in Macclenny
North 6th Street Macclenny 259-3500
582 South 6th St.
(On SR 121 across from Mercantile Bank,
next to Quick Stop gas station)
Open Wednesday to Saturday
10:00 am 6:00 pm
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, January 20, 2005 Page Twelve
Lady lifters second in sectionals
BY LAURA HARVEY
The Wildcat girls weightlifting
team finished second in the sec-
tional meet held January 11 at the
Baker High gym.
Santa Fe High School took first,
while Bradford and Union County
High Schools were third and
Nine Wildcats qualified for the
regionals January 29 in Keystone
Heights. The top three finishers in
Andrew Johnson hit a 15-foot
jumper with 8 seconds left to give
the Wildcats a 46-45 victory over
Clay County January 18 at the
Baker High gym.
On the oth6r end of the court, a
Blue Devil player was called for
an offensive foul while driving for
the winning bucket with half a sec-
ond to go, giving the Wildcats a
game they almost let slip away.
It was their third win in four
games, boosting the Cats record to
Johnson led the team with 16
points, including two three-point-
ers in the first quarter.
The second of those treys gave
the Cats their biggest lead of the
game, 13-3, with about a minute
and a half left in the opening quar-
After of couple of baskets
pulled the Devils within 6, Bo
Clayton hit two free throws to
close out the quarter with Baker up
Clay didn't score its first bucket
of the second quarter until it was
half over,-but the Cats failed to
take advantage, scoring just four
points themselves in that span.
The Devils closed the half with
a 10-4 run, but Baker took at 23-
17 lead into the locker room.
The Cats came out flat, putting
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up just four points through the first
six minutes of the quarter.
A pair of Clay free throws drew
the visitors to within two points
with 1:59 to go.
The Cats, however, closed with
a 6-2 run to close out the quarter
with a 33-27 lead.
The Devils crept closer until
Carlos Holton hit a two and Justen
Gaskins followed with a three to
push the home team's lead to 38-
30 with under six minutes to go.
Clay caught and passed them,
however, when the Cats went on a
four and a half minute scoring
With 1:44 to go, the Devils had
the ball and a 41-38 lead, but
turned it over on a careless back-
Eleven seconds later, Gaskins
drained a duece to draw the Cats
Clay again had the lead and the
ball, but again turned it over, this
time on an offensive foul with
1:04 to go.
Clayton hit two more free
throws, putting the Cats up 42-41
with 49 seconds left.
Down the stretch, the Devils
broke the Cats' press twice for
easy layups sandwiched around a
After Clay went up 45-44, Cats
coach Charles Ruise called con-
Coming out of the second one,
Johnson got the ball with 11.5 sec-
onds left, dribbled to an open area
near the foul line and swished the
The victory was secured when
one of the Devils drove to the
hoop near the left baseline, low-
ered his shoulder and ran over his
It was so blatant that the offi-
cials, who had let a couple of bor-
derline calls slide, by in those fi-
nals seconds, had no choice but to
call the offensive foul.
The win followed a 75-54 home
loss to Ribault January 15 and a
49-35 win at Episcopal.
The Wildcats' next game is Jan-
uary 21 at West Nassau. Their next
home game is January 25 against
Don't go it alone
The Baker County
Cancer Support Group
First Tuesday of month
Baker County Health Department
each weight class advance.
Baker will send representatives
from seven of the 10 weight class-
Scores are calculated by adding
the best of three bench presses and
the best of three clean-and-jerk
Baker had three girls win their
Teresa Farnesi took the 101-
pound class with a score of 170
(bench 75/clean-and-jerk 95);
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B.J. Rowe pulls down a rebound during Baker County Middle School's final game of the
seasons. The Bobcats fell at home to Callahan 35-24, despite Rowe's eight points and Colt
Linster:s six. Coach Jon Mobley's team finished the season 1-11.
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Baker County Middle School's Brittany Ruise dribbles past a Callahan defender in the
Bobcats 29-8 victory over the visiting Ramblers. Ruise outscored the entire Callahan team,
putting up 13 second half points as the Baker girls turned a 4-4 halftime score into a run-
away. The win capped a 5-7 season for the Bobcats, who are coached by Ann Cassidy.
Allison Carter won the 169-
pound class with a score of 300
(150/150), which was the second
highest score of any lifter in any
class in the competition;
Sabrina Tuttle took the 183-
pound class, scoring 280 (135/-
Baker High's second-place fin-
ishers were Taylor Nix (110-pound
class), Brooke Arzie (119), Christ-
ian Belford (129) and Sarah
Third place finishers were
Whittni Thompson (101) and Jen-
na Richardson (139).
Arzie and Carter both advanced
to state last year.
Coming up at the
Baker County High's Dontay Johnson retreats from a Ribault trap in the Wildcats'January 15 home loss to the Trojans.
Jumper clinches win over Clay;
Cats finish week with two wins
Fill Dirt Top Soil
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259-3220 ** 813-82631
YMCA Teen Dance
This Friday, Januarv 21, at
7:00 pin there iill be a )31C4
dance at The First United
Methodist Churchl in
Aacclennii. The cost is .55 per
participant and includes food,
drinks, and music. For addi-
tional information, contact
Chris Stirsingei; Teen
Coordinator; at the Y;~CA.
Outlspokn'- .Are you with us?
Meetings are every, other
Thursday from 7-8 pin.
Leaders Club Train, travel,
and learn YAIC4 leadership,
working with children and
attending weekend workshops.
TG.I.F for Teens Every
Friday night our teen center
offers a fin time for teens
after a long, hard week of
school. The teen center pro-
vides food, games, music, and
tons of fin for only $5.
For anty further questions.
contact CIhis S tiinger at
YMCA Spring Soccer
Registration has started for
Yt1C4 Spring Soccer .for ages
4-17. Registration will end on
February 7. Program fees are
S25 for members and S65 for
program participants. If you
are interested in coaching, fill
out a volunteer packet and 'we
will get you set up. For any
fitrther questions, contact
lie are offering a karate class
even' Tuesdav night starting
in February The fee is
525. month for members and
S40,,month for program par-
ticipants. Kils'karate lessons
are 6:00-7. 15 pin and adults
meet from "':30-9:00 pim. Sign
up at the front desk or call for
No one is turned away from
the YICA for the
inability to pay. The YMC4
offers financial aid
scholarships for families,
adults, teens, and youth
to be able to enjoy member-
ship, sports, day" camp,
programs, and much more!
Come by today to apply at the
YMCA Front Desk.
For more information,
call the YMNCA
Actii itt scholarships available
Hours 5:30 am-8:00 pm M/F
8:00 am-l:00 pm Saturday
Andrew Johnson hit on this fast break against Clay; he led that night in scoring.
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You've got to wonder what it is
about Tom Brady and the New
England Patriots that turns uber-
quarterback Peyton Manning into
a quivering mass of Jell-O.
After all, this is Peyton Man-
ning, the unflappable reincarnation
of John Elway.
This is Peyton Manning, who
came out of the University of Ten-
nessee with a Ph.D in throwing
This is Peyton Manning, the
guy who broke Dan Marino's re-
cord for regular season touch-
downs passes (averaging just over
three per game).
And let's not forget this is Pey-
ton Manning, the NFL's Most
Valuable Player each of the past
Match him up against every
other team in the league and he
makes cornerbacks shake in their
cleats. Match him up against Bra-
dy and the Pats and he looks like a
high school quarterback in a Pey-
ton Manning jersey. Go figure.
On Sunday, Manning couldn't
manage a single touchdown pass.
He was too busy running for his
life from the Patriots' defense.
The Patriots won easily 20-3
and travel to Pittsburgh to play the
Steelers in the AFC championship
game next week.
Brady was as good as he had to
be and Corey Dillon ran over,
around and through the Colts' de-
fense for 144 yards rushing.
The snowfall and bitter cold
made the game look like 1960s
football, but the Indianapolis Colts
didn't look like their '60s ances-
tors the Baltimore Colts, and Pey-
ton Manning sure didn't look like
Pittsburgh needed an overtime
field goal to defeat the surprising
Jets, 20-17, in the run-up to their
meeting with New England.
It wasn't an easy win.
The Steelers needed two missed
field goals by veteran Jets kicker
Doug Brien in the last two minutes
of regulation to even get into over-
time, where their kicker hit a short
NFL Rookie of the Year Ben
Roethlisberger remains undefeated
as a starter, but looked awful in the
win. Just like the Pats have Man-
ning's number, the Jets have made
big Ben look bad both times they've
The Philadelphia Eagles will
meet the Atlanta Falcons in the
NFC final, a matchup of marquee
quarterbacks. Philly's Donovan
McNabb will face off against per-
haps the NFL's best all-around ath-
lete, Michael Vick.
The Falcons easily dispatched
the St. Louis Rams 47-17.
The Rams tried to key on Vick,
but not only failed to stop him
from rushing for more than 100
yards, but let running back Warrick
Dunn break loose for 142 yards.
Teams may may key on Vick,
but that doesn't mean they can
stop him. He made the St. Louis
defense look foolish.
The Eagles cruised to a 27-14
win over the Minnesota Vikings,
but now Philly has to start worry-
For the past three years they
have been in the championship
game, and each time have watched
somebody else move on to the Su-
The Eagles would desperately
love a trip to Jacksonville, but the
prospect of having to get through
Vick and the Falcons is pretty
BCMS cheerleaders win division title
The girls competed in the Christmas Classic on January 8 at University Christian Academy
in Jacksonville and emerged first in the junior high division. Pictured are (front, l-r) Ashley
Cole, Ashley Burns, Captain Tracey Miller, (middle) Sarah Davis, Jessica O'Neil, Captain
Leslie Tanner, Kara Harper, Delaney Walker (back) Macey Starling, Katie Johns, Felisha
Starling, Captain Taylor Fraser, Natayle Strachan, Cassie Martin and Cassie Register The
squad's coach is Dedra Carrington.
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Baker County High's Michelle Lopez drives past a Bolles defender in the Wildcats 46-45
home loss to the Bulldogs. The Cats, who are winless on the season, hung tough, answering
each of the Dogs'runs with one of their own. The potential game-winning shot missed at the
buzzer. Deanna McKenzie led the Wildcats with 15 points.
Wildcat volleyball will sponsor
a 4-4 indoor volleyball tournament
on January 22 at the BCHS gym.
Registration will be from 8-9 am.
Play starts at 9 am.
You can preregister up to Janu-
ary 21 by noon. Call (904) 338-
7887 or email spark_dogg_l@ya-
hoo.com. Leave a name and phone
number of the contact person.
There will be two divisions, A-
B (two guys/two girls). Division A
is $20 per player, Division B is
$15 per player. Division A will re-
ceive a cash prize, division B will
win a merchandise prize. Call
(904) 338-7887 for more informa-
The USDA Rural Development
has home repair loans and grants -
for very low income and elderly
The loans have an interest rate
of 1% and can be made for up to
20 years. Grants are available to
homeowners who are 62 or older
and unable to pay for repair work.
The funds may be used to re-
move health hazards by repairing
roofs, replacing heating systems,
provide a sanitary water and waste
disposal system, making the home
accessible for persons with disabil-
For more information, write to:
' USDA Rural Development, 260 US
301 North #100, Baldwin, FL
32234 or call: 904-266-0088, ext. 4.
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Saturday, Jan. 22 & 29
10 am -2 pm
Tuesday, Jan. 25 6- 8:30 pm
In the Little League Board Room at the
Knabb Sports Complex
Must show proof of address and
birth certificate for each child. ...
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Manufacturer's Warranties up to a LIFETIME!
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meet standards of publication.
Farm fresh produce, Indian River fruit
all kinds Bag your own, $5 quarter
bushel; tomatoes $2!basket, cukes
3/$1, bell pepper 3/$1, green boiled
peanuts $3 qt. 6th Street beside Mc-
Donalds. Open 7 days. 9:00 am-?.
1998 21' Hydrosport Bass boat, 225
Johnson, 76 Ib thrust trolling motor,
tandem axles, fully loaded, asking
$16,500 259-6063 1/20p
Mahogany fold down table, unique,
$595; coffee table, side tables and
much more. Southern Charm 259-
2000 Kawasaki Prairie 400 4x4 ATV,
one owner very low hours ridden, ex-
cellent condition must sell. $4000
OBO. price negotiable 259-4431.
Firewood, great deals on oak. Call Ja-
son 904-509-0507 or Nick 588-6687.
Good used appliances, 90 day money
back guarantee. 266-4717.
Early 1920 camel back sofa, excellent
condition, $895 Southern Charm 259-
Baby lock embroidery machine. 3
hoops, less than 25 hours use, $400.
-Seasoned firewood. Call 838-3130
Beautiful mahogany twin headboard.
footboard and rails. $295. pair of twin
headboards footboards and rails,
$295 Mahogany chest Southern
Charm 259-4140 12/9tfc
Oils, acrylics, water colors, canvas-
es, drawing pads and much more' The
Office Mart, 110 S Fifth Street. 259-
Captain's bed and dresser $300; dog
pen $120; walerbed frame and heater
$100. 259-0527. 1/20p
Antique breakfront buffet, breakfront
china cabinet, buffet, large table with 4
chairs, all mahogany, can be seen at
Southern Charm. 259-4140. 12/9tfc
15 HP Evinrude motor, $275. 259-
Complete boys' bedroom, including
wooden Dunk bed with 2 single mat-
tresses, dresser, desk, baseball motif
ceiling fan, linens and accessories
with Americana stars and stripes
theme, asking $500. Heallhrider tread-
mill with electric incline and padded
belt, great condition, asking $400.
Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece.
excellent condition. Southern Charm
Antique bookcases, stack of 4 with
glass doors, walnut Southern Charm
9.9 Johnson boat motor $475. 259-
1991 Chevrolet Cavalier, 4 cylinder,
automatic, clean, new tires, battery
and alternator. $800. 571-0913. 1/20p
1994 Toyota Paseo, 5 speed, cold air,
heat, $1200 571-0913. 1/20p
1986 Mazda with rotery engine. $1000
as is. in good shape. 259-3081 1/20p
1995 Ford custom van. front and rear
air, TV and VCR, clean. $4500. 259-
2001 Toyota Celica GT, lully loaded
spoiler and sunroof, alloy wheels, ask-
ing $9500; 2002 4 door Dodge SLT,
still has factory warranty, fully loaded,
20 rims and tires, asking $20,000
259-6063 or 509-5888. 1/20p
1999 Chevy Tahoe LT, loaded, one
owner, leather interior, power windows
and driver's seat. towing package, lim-
ited slip rear end, CD player, only
65,000 miles, excellent condition ex-
cept minor damage on left side doors,
$9750. 259-9672 1/20p
Child care, Macclenny II. indoor and
outldjr acli.jiiies Mond, ay Fridav
only 5 00 am-5 30 pm, two years and
up, only three full time children kept
For rent: 6x12 dump trailer for rent.
will hold 6 tons construction debris or
any haul off 259-3084. 1/20c
Tree trimming removal and clean up.
Licensed and insured. 259-7968.
Need mower, garden, etc. equipment
serviced or repaired? Honest, depend-
able, guaranteed. Pickup and delivery
available. Call Dwight Rhoden 904-
588-3169 or 275-2047 1/20-27c
What's under your bed, or in your
closet? I collect guitars. Call Lacy
Crews 259-7325 1/6tfc
Piano lessons fast, new, easy way.
For ladies any age, limited spaces.
Do you have a junk car or truck you
want hauled off or to sell? 259-7968.
Now accepting antique furniture on
consignment. Pieces have to be in
good condition. Call Karin at Southern
Charm 259-4140. 2/13tfc
Dogs: all types from puppies to adults
Animal Control, $50 boarding fees will
apply. 259-6786 11/20tfc
Happy Jack mange medicine pro-
motes healing and hair growth to any
mange, bare spot, on dogs and horses
without steroids. Glen Cash Store
Chihuahua puppies, $150 each. 653-
Beautiful Boston Terrier puppies, no
papers, ready to go. $150 each. 259-
2381 day or 259-6319 night. 1/20-27c
Free to good home, German Shep-
ard mix puppies, 7 weeks old, 2 left.
Free to good home, nice rabbit for
pet, like new cage included, 962-6965
weekdays 2-30 pm-5-30 pm, week-
ends anytime 1/20p
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The Baker County Press
Secretary position available at the
Baker County Chamber of Com-
merce Computer and organizational
skills required Software experience
necessary. Applications are available
at the Chamber office, 20 E Mac-
clenny Ave. 1/6tfc
Friday 9:00 am-3:00
pm, 121 N. approxi-
mately 5 miles on
left. Lots of good
Friday 8:00 -11:00
am, Thomas Circle
off Suzanne off River
and Sunday 8:00
am-?, 682 W. Ohio,
corner of Ohio and
Lowder. Clothes, fur-
items. Rain or shine,
Saturday 7:00 am-
?, corner of Railroad
Ave. and SR 121.
3:00 pm, 1
ture, baby i
Comprehensive Community Services
has a full time management position
available in Macclenny. Must have an
associates degree and two years of
experience in related field, related ex-
perience can substitute on a year to
year basis, ability to supervise and
train clients and coordinate projects,
possess a valid Florida driver's license
with good driving record, good reading
and writing skills, self-starter, highly
motivated, strong desire to work with
citizens with mental retardation, can
work flexible hours when needed.
Maintain first aid/CPS and AIDSlcon-
lagious disease certifications. Com-
petitive pay with benefits Please send
resume to CCS, P.O. Drawer L. Live
Oak, FL 32064. or call 1-888-594-
3437 for more information. ADA/EOE/-
Drug free. 1/13-20c
Fire Sprinkler technicians and in-
spectors needed. Responsibilities will
be to perform service, repair and day
work installations on fire sprinkler sys-
tems. Requires a minimum of 5 years
experience in this specific field, other
requirements include valid dnver's li-
cense, high school diploma, drug
screening and background check.
Great pay and benefits. We are an
.EEO company. Please fax or mail re-
sumes to SimplexGrinnell. 10255 For-
tune Parkway, Jacksonville. FL 32256-
tax 904-363-0674, telephone 486-
Part-time entry level reporter needed
to help with local sports coverage
Send resume and references to P.O
Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063.9/23tfc
Experienced painters needed. Must
have tools. 259-5877. 12/30tfc
Saturday 8:00 am-
?, 479 N. 6th St.
4Lf Clothes, uniforms,
TV, keyboard and
Saturday, E. Con-
federate Dr., Glen St.
- '- ., Mary. Lots of good
stuff. 3 families.
S Saturday 9:00 am-
?, 602 MLK Drive.
8:30 am- Womens and boy's
125 N. to clothing.
right on Saturday and Sun-
s adult day 8:00 am-4:00
en, furni- pm, Jimmy Lane off
teams. No George Hodges Rd,
Drivers. Great home time and bene-
fits! Dedicated and short haul runs, 2
years OTR experience, 25 years of
age, lease purchase also available.
Shelton Trucking 800-877-3201.
Times-Union early morning paper
route, Macclenny and Sanderson
area. must have dependable trans-
portation, cash bond and telephone.
Please call 888-810-4524. 1/13-20c
Hair stylist and nail technician
needed, booth rent or commissions.
Call Malissa at Artisan's 259-8160.
Cashier needed. Apply in person at
Moody's Chevron 1/20c
Accounts receivable/payable with
general bookkeeping skills, computer
literate, hours 8:00 am-4:30 pm, Mon-
day-Friday. We offer 401k, health,
dental, vacation and sick days. Call
396-496-2251 or 800-766-7558 after
9:30 am. Mid-Fla Hauling, Worthing-
ton SpnngsFL. 1/20c
Ray's Nursery has openings for 2
weekeaters. Call 259-3740. 1/20c
Drivers needed. $1000 sign-on
bonus! OwnerOps based company,
paid tag program, flexible schedules,
all miles/fuel surcharge paid. Corpo-
rate Transportation 800-845-7044
Maintenance assistant. Long term
care facility, salary based on experi-
ence, $9.50-$10.50. Macclenny Nurs-
ing and Rehab, 755 S 5th St./Hwy
228, Macclenny. FL., 20 minutes west
of Jacksonville off 1-10. 904-259-4873.
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In-ground pools available
We sell & insiill
DOUGHBO') abone-ground pools
Ser\ ice Reno\ actions Cleaning
Repatr Chemic:ls Parts
69S-E \\est Macclenny Asc.
(ne\r to Ra,\nor's Pharmjcvl
Fill & Winier hours-
Wedne-,da, Thursday & Frida%
1.1 3m-6 pm
Saturday 10 am-2 pm
(CPC 053903) 9/2tfc
A &R TRUSS
Engineered trusses for your new
Home Barn Shed Etc.
All types of pest control
Call Eston, Shannon, Bryan,
Bill or Philip
Beverly Monds Owner
* Air Conditioners Heat Pumps
Major Appliances -
24 hour, 7 day emergency service!
Call \'nce Farnesi, Owner-Operator
CONNIE F. WHITE
Septic tanks. Tractor \\ork
Ne" s. stems. Repairs.
Sump pumps. Culverts.
Slag hauled & spread
LAND SERVICES, INC.
Clearing ~ Grading Bush hog
Loader Tree Mulching
Custom house plans
to your specifications
Qualified Good References
WASTE DISPOSAL, INC.
Garbage pickup for Baker County
Kent Kirkland. Owner'Operator
2" & .4" wells
After-hours computer repair
graphic design & writing
A&R ROOFING, INC.
New roofs Roof repairs
ANGEL AQUA, INC.
Water Softeners Iron Filters'
Sales Rentals Service
Total Water Softener Supplies
Financing Available ~
797 S. 6th Street, Macclenny
30 years experience
'Residential & commercial'
'New construction & remodeling'
James Combs. uow ner
s 12-2 3rs5p
THE OFFICE MART
Oils. vcrlics, watercolor,. c;" .r' .%.
drawing pads & much morv'
110 South Fifth Street
Quality work/Low rates
*Free estimates *Excavation
*Dig ponds *Stump removal
*Root raking *Leveling
*Tree removal, etc.
Can haul debris from property
Large or small tracts
Tractor, lawn & backhoe services
Call for free estimates
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Every Saturday 7:00 pm at Big Barn
Auction, end of Stacy Rd, Glen St.
Mary, under new management. 904-
962-8724 or call Barbara at 904-353-
4825. License #480. 1/13-2/3p
We're back every Saturday night, 7:00
pm, 850532 US 17, Yulee, across from
old Terminal Bag. All new merchan-
dise and prizes. NASCAR Ted and
other sellers. Consignment items ac-
cepted. 904-225-0521 or 904-504-
Owner financing. 3 BR, 2 BA, 1600
sq. ft., 2 car carport, central A/C, large
shed in backyard, quiet neighborhood,
close to great schools, 540 Main St.,
Baldwin, $1900 down, $750 per
month. 545-4614. 1/6-27c
Land for sale. Check it out at
acres, $97,900. 259-0527. 1/20p
1998 Fleetwood home located on
7/10 acre, 3 BR, 2 BA with 24x30 de-
tached front garage, partially fenced
back yard with above ground pool and
deck, newly tiled shower in master
bath, water softener and all appliances
included. Great neighborhood.
$74,995. 259-6202 after 5:30 pm for
Lake City Community College
S Human Resources
149 SE Vocational Place
Lake City, FL 32025-8703
Bachelor's or Associate's
Degree preferred, high school
diploma or GED, minimum.
Must be RID or State of Florida
certified at Level II or above.
Computer literate. Knowledge
of technical terms a plus.
Contact: Janice Irwin @
To remain open until
positions are filled.
Applications available on the Web:
AN EQUAL OPPRTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE
ACTION COLLEGE IN EgD_ lTION AND-.
-EMPLOYMENT: VETERAN'S PREFERENCE.
1 acre with mobile home, remodeled
complete setup, near Macclenny. For
sale or rent. 653-1656. 1/20p
2 acres at CR 250A and NRF 732 in
Olustee, $17000. 904-786-0141.
4 BR, 2 BA doublewide, much to see,
all on 2 acre lot. Call Ms. Crosby 505-
FSBO. Bi-level deck with hot tub. Ele-
gant 3 BR, 2.5 BA brick home in Whis-
pering Pines off Miltondale Rd. Formal
LR and DR, front room with fireplace,
extra office room, basement storage, 2
car garage, '/2 acre lot, lots of extras,
$229,500. Call 259-7088 for appoint-
Moving, must sell 3 BR, 2 BA dou-
blewide on 1 acre, $595 per month, 0
down. CallJoy 783-8385. 1/20
CASIID CONT INE
FROM PAGE 14A
2 BR, 1'/2 BA townhouse in Baldwin,
CH/A, cable ready, kitchen appliances,
very private and quiet, no pets, $540
security deposit, $540 per month, $25
application fee. 904-879-2117 or 904-
945-9183. 1/13-20p Southern Charm
11/2 acre lot for mobile home in South Mon. Fri. 9 am 5 pm
Glen. 259-6735. 9/23tfc
Human Resources Development
149 SE Vocational Place
Lake City, FL 32025-2007
Administrative secretarial work of a varied and highly responsible
nature within the office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences. Duties
require working knowledge of budgets and serves as personal
assistant to the Dean through planning, initiating and carrying to
completion all administrative activities. Applicant needs proficien-
cy in Word, Excel and Microsoft Outlook. Requires high school
diploma, or its equivalent, plus five years secretarial or clerical
Experience. Education can substitute year for year for required
experience. Special consideration will be given to applicants with
an Associate's Degree or certificate in a related area.
Salary $22,692.00 annually plus benefits.
Deadline for receiving applications: February 3, 2005
Inquiries: Human Resources Development
Lake City Community College
149 S.E. Vocational Piace
Phone (386) 754-4314 Fax (386) 754-4594
'ApOtliaition .i'eailabl: on thelwbb at: www.lakecitycc.edu
VP/ADA/EEO COLLEGE IN EDUCATION EMPLOYMENT
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, Cedar Creek
Drive, Sanderson. $600 deposit, $600
per month, no pets. 275-2577 or 251-
2 BR, 1 BA, newly remodeled house
with 3/4 acre fenced, no pets or smok-
ing, $650 per mdnth plus deposit. 502-
Georgia Bend area. 3 miles into Geor-
gia, 2 BR house, $750 to move in. 904-
Mobile home lot, $125 deposit, $125
per month, located in Glen. 259-2880
or 962-0758. 10/14tfc
South of Sanderson, 3000 sq. ft
home, brick, 4 BR,'2'/2 BA. 904-502-
2 BR, 1 BA mobile home, $400 per
month, $400 security deposit. 259-
3 BR, 2 BA house in Macclenny II, de-
tached garage on 1 acre, $1000 per
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month, $1000 deposit. Available Feb-
ruary 15th. 614-4650. 1/20-27
1999 16x80, 3 BR, 2 BA, excellent
condition, $18,900; 1999 16x66, 2 BR,
2 BA, excellent condition, $17,900.
838-2648 Randy. 1/20-27p
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WE SELL PROPERTY FAST!!
LET US SELL YOURS...
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath- 1400 sq. ft. Mobile Home Park- 5 sin-
DW i side glewide mobile homes, each on a
Estate Conassau 75x125 lot plus one 75x125 rental
C nt!lot P--~0 00 l P --per
Reduced to $77,500 monased.
100% upVe nice
Duval County- Yellow Water Rd. shade trees. Located near schools in
2000 R, 2 Hilliard (Nassau Cty.) Priced to sell
BA, 1l traY1 er 1 at $150,000 No owner financing..
acre an as is owns pond. Land- Located in Lancaster,Glen
$79,900 Reduced to $75,000 Al/, m ile pt n, Mae rrlnn as,,
Deep Water- 60 beautiful acres
on the St. Mary's River. Many native
palm trees. This unique property was
once a deep water port for sailing
ships. Secluded with its own private
road. Located next to the world
famous White Oak Plantation in
Nassau County. If you are looking
for a private estate site, this is it.
Shown to qualified buyers by appt.
only. Priced at $3,500,000
"T/2 t11111CO NVOL VI.t.tJ y. y-A OJ y
access to US Hwy. 90 and 1-10.
Lot #1- 11.74 acres $76,310; Lot
#6- 10.01 acres $65,000; Lot #19-
15.01 acres $67,5000; Lot #21-
25.42 acres $101,680
Nice Building Lot- 1.05 acre in
Oakridge (Off of Bob Bumsed Rd.)
North of Glen St. Mary. Partially
cleared and ready to build on.
Restricted to site built homes only.
High and dry with some trees.
Priced at $29,900
ServingAL'your real eate needs!
Convenient to Gainesville or Lake
City- Immaculate 1489 sq. ft., 3
BR, 2 BA doublewide recently
refurbished, hardwood floors, dry-
Nice 3 acre lot with creek on the
back. Located on SW 57th Trail in
Union County. $92,500 Reduced
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath doublewide
mobile home. Lot is over 1 acre.
Located on Yellow Water Rd. in
Duval County. Must see to appreci-.
ate. $82,000 Reduced to $77,500
13.5 Acres Located on paved road
in Glen St. Mary, zoned agricultural
7.5. Bring your horses and mobile
home of build your dream home.
799 0. 6t0S.. .acl0n
www [floridacrownrealty'~l L 'com
town atmosphere with
Affordable living with:
distinct models and elevations to choose from.
4? Y" 1
* Full stucco exterior.
* Concrete block construction.
* No money down programs available from MFC
* From the $130's.
1-10 west to SR 228 north of Macclenny.
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Monday lla.m.-7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Take a virtual home tour
Deadline Mon. @ 4:30 pm
2" & 4" Wells
Call Roger or Roger Dale
Family Owned & Operated
-a Licensed & Insured M
TIRE & BRAKE
is looking for a dependable tire
& brake technician for our
Worthington Springs shop.
We offer paid vacations,
health insurance, 401K, and
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Leather, 6 Disc CD, On-Star, Side
Air Bags, Power Pkg., Keyless Entry
& Much More!
Below GM Supplier Price* $26 981
DEAL OF THE WEEK
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Need a downpayment?
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'02 Cadillac DeVille
Leather, Only 21,000 Miles, Stock #AP3378
'95 Pontiac Grand Am
Local Trade-In, Stock #AP3367A
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'02 Toyota Tacoma
Only 24,000 Miles, Automatic, Stock #AP3374
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Cleanest in Town, Stock #P3370
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'99 Chevy Blazer LS
Local Trade-in, Stock #AP3269A, SIMILAR TO PHOTO
'97 Buick Regal GS
Very Clean, Stock #AP325A
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'04 Chevy Malibu
New Body Style, Stock #AP3375
119 S. Sixth St. Macclenny 259-5796
273 E. Macclenny Ave. 259-6117
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Morris Silas Roger Parker
Sales Associate Sales Associate
'U4 unevy va
15 Passengers, Perfect for Church
'94 Saturn SC1 Coupe
Locally Trade-In, Stock #AP3382
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