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Wildcats end 5 game
losing streak

$8 million


for re-K


Complex will also
house kindergarten
Initial site work has begun on
Baker County's new $8 million
kindergarten/pre-k campus, as the
school board February 7 gave the
green light to three measures that
move the project into the fast lane.
District officials would like to
see it substantially completed by
the beginning of the next school
Plans call for five buildings with
38 classrooms to be built between
the district office on South Street
and the old Macclenny Elementary
Kindergarten classes from West-
side Elementary and Macclenny
Elementary will be housed on the
new campus, along with pre-k stu-
dents, according to Superintendent
Paula Barton.
She said the move will free up
13 classrooms at Westside and 11
at Macclenny to handle anticipated
growth in the county.
"There's no room at the inn,"
she said, referring to the twin pres-
sures of state mandated class sizes
and local growth.
Westside already has six porta-
ble classrooms.
Meanwhile, Florida voters also
approved a mandate requiring dis-
tricts to offer a 300-hour summer
pre-K program to any child.
In the past, families had to meet
certain financial requirements for
children to have access to pre-K.
Districts may also offer 180-day
pre-K, but must certify they are
meeting class reduction require-
ments and will continue to meet
them through 2010-11.
Ms. Barton told an audience of
Sanderson families at Monday's
school board meeting that Baker is
one of three in the state that is qual-
Baker County currently offers
the 180-day pre-K, but must make
the certification to continue. State
education officials then must ap-
prove the certification.
The 180-day program is prefer-
able because it coincides with the
regular school year and thus is
more convenient for families who
have older children in school.
Plus, as board member Dean
Griffis mentioned at the meeting,
the busses are already running.
As often happens, the state man-
dates, but does not compensate in
this case, there's no funding for
Board chairman Patricia Weeks
also noted that the compressed time
frame six hours a day, five days a
week for ten weeks is not the op-
timal learning situation for young
One of the three measures voted
by the board Monday approved the
superintendent's certification.
The second one approved the
contract with Clemons, Rutherford
and Associates, the Tallahassee
architects of the new campus.
Peter R. Brown Construction
Inc., also of Tallahassee, will build
the complex. The cost is capped at
$7.99 million.
The third measure cleared the
way for district officials to seek
proposals for financing.
Ms. Barton said the district has
$1 million to put down and will fi-
nance the rest.
"We'll have no problem getting
the loan," she said, adding that offi-
cials will look closely at the inter-
est rate.

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75th Year, Vol. 44


Thursday February 10, 2005


Smoozing with the mega-VIPs at the Super Bowl; JSO Officer Ryan Fraser of Macclenny (center) flanked by the e
and the officer next to Mr. Clinton is unidentified.

Baker County residents played a role...

Guarding presidents, driving

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Press Publisher
The City of Jacksonville, generally
elated by the results of thousands of
hours of planning before Sunday's Super
Bowl, is this week taking inventory in its
Thousands of visitors, from A-List Hol-
lywood to blue collar Philadelphians
who borrowed money to get here, stream-
ed out of the First Coa t on Monday and
Tuesday. And a million or so permanent
residents of the five counties that make
up the Jacksonville area seemed to be
breathing a collective sigh of relief.
It was great, and it's over.
For most of Baker County, however,
you'd have been hard pressed to know a
Super Bowl was taking place 30 miles
Ours was a world void of celebrities
(No Willie Nelson did not stay at the
Macclenny Econolodge!), blocked-off
streets, satellite trucks and beer swilling
Cruise down US 90 on Saturday morn-
ing between Glen St. Mary and Macclen-
ny, and it looked pretty much like any
other weekend.
The only sports being talked on the
streets involved Little League sign-ups or
the near-audible buzz on the likely clos-
ing ofPineview Golf Club.
There may have been a handful of
Baker County residents who actually
went to Super Bowl XXXIX, but they
weren't saying as much.
This article is about some among us
who saw the Super Bowl from the side-
lines outside Alltel Stadium and out-
side their everyday jobs.
Overall, they had a great time, and
some experienced things they're not like-
ly to ever forget.
Let's look:

Guarding the presidents)
Occasionally this Jaguar season, Officer
Ryan Fraser of the Jacksonville Sheriff's
Office thought that working home games ov-
ertime at Alltel Stadium was a pain. It ate up
his Sundays and there was a sameness to it
On Super Bowl Sunday, his loyalty to sta-
dium duty paid off. Officer Fraser of Mac-
clenny, a former Baker County deputy who
has been with JSO more than two years, was
chosen one of four policemen to assist in a

x-presidents. Officer next to Mr. Bush is Jason Moore

Greeting at the airport. Macclenny residents Barbara Maloney, Jim and Bonnie Palleschi spent
most of the day last Thursday greeting arriving fans as they stepped off planes in Jacksonville,
many of them for the first time. The trio joined hundreds of others on that, the first of several days
when traffic atJIA raced ahead of average in the runup to the Super Bowl.

special escort assignment during the big
Their charges: former presidents George
H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.
Of course, the heavy work fell to the Secret
Service, trained agents who stick by the ex-
presidents like glue. But there Ryan Fraser
was, helping to form a shield around two of
the biggest VIPs in the world.
Forget Kid Rock.
"They told us they wanted us for some-
thing special during the game, but I had no
idea it'd be anything like that," confessed the
officer whose regular beat is Riverside.
The command at JSO had another agenda
in mind by picking Officer Fraser other than
the fact he is used to special duty at Alltel
games. The ex-University of Florida football
player also has the kind of bulk police like on
protection details. Nobody at JSO wanted
anything to happen to an ex-president, Secret
Service protection notwithstanding.
Before the real thing, the JSO team did a
"walk-through" of the route from the north
stadium loading dock where the ex-presidents

entered Alltel up to the box of Jaguar own-
er Wayne Weaver, where they watched the
Mr. Bush and Mr. Clinton were part of
the pre-game show, so Officer Fraser and
the others first escorted them to the field,
where they were right there as the ex-presi-
dents were introduced to another set of
VIPs. They included actor Michael Doug-
las and his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones.
"I can tell you she's just as beautiful in
person as in the movies or on television,"
opined the Macclenny native..
"I agreed to work the game figuring,
what the heck, I'll probably never get a
chance to see a Super Bowl in person
again," added Officer Fraser. "I had no idea
I'd get an opportunity like that!"
Working for CBS
Gary Pelham of Glen St. Mary work-
ed for CBS Radio, helping set up equip-
ment and transporting announcers to differ-
ent venues.
(Page two please)

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Willie &

Kid Rock



Believe it!!
If everybody's telling it, it must
be so.
Willie Nelson didn't camp out at
the Macclenny Econolodge. Neith-
er, by the way, did Chris Rock.
Nobody, it seems, wanted to be-
lieve that, so they kept driving
around the property during Super
Bowl weekend, looking for celeb-
rities who weren't there.
A besieged and beleaguered Di-
nah Killian, the Econolodge mana-
ger, said it all started when the dri-
vers of several stretch Hummer
limousines and two luxury buses
parke&din the lot east of the motel
usually reserved for large trucks.
"They had driven down from
Boston and the reservation system
had put them out here," explained
Ms. Killian. "They were contract
drivers working in Jacksonville,
but they were sleeping out here."
Passers-by assumed there must
be someone famous attached to so
many luxury vehicles. No matter
how many times motel employees
answered the phone or explained it
to "groupies" in person, the expla-
nation didn't stick.
Of course, the motel would be
doing everything it could (includ-
ing lying) to protect tie privacy of
celebrities in the Willie Nelson
and Chris Rock echelon.
"It was crazy, no matter what
you'd tell these people they were-
n't going to believe it," said Ms.
The drivers were generally
good-natured about the intrusion,
and at one point some of them
were approached by the curious as
they cleaned up limos in the park-
ing lot.
"They ended up signing auto-
graphs anyway," the manager
laughed. "I guess the people didn't
really care who they were, just in
case they were somebody. I don't
know what those guys were telling
The motel, like both others near-
by, sold out rooms with a five
night minimum and greatly in-
creased prices Super Bowl week-
end. That doesn't mean they stay-
ed the entire time.
"A few of them just took off ear-
ly and we ended up renting their
rooms to somebody else," said
Chris Patel over at the Day's Inn.
"They got here and figured out
it's a smaller town than they ex-
pected and there wasn't much go-
ing on, so they left."
Unless, of course, you wanted
to join up with the crowd looking
for someone famous.
Travelodge on the south side of
Interstate 10 had a bit of a limo
problem as well (drivers spending
the night actually they slept dur-
ing the day and worked nights).
"We had so many people call-
ing once they saw the cars out in
the lot," recalls manager Sharon
Holton. "They were even knock-
ing on our guests' doors would
you believe that?"
Ms. Killian said the door knock-
ing went on at her motel also, a
form of "crossing the line" that
management pounced upon.
Other than the "phantom celeb-
rity" phenomenon, the motels said
their Super Bowl tenants were
well-behaved. Most just wanted to
sleep off the partying before going
back to Jacksonville for more.
Pacing themselves, just like the
celebrities would have done had
they been here.

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Greets Bush at Epping reception...
Executive Director Ginger Barber of the Baker County Chamber of Commerce greets
Florida Governor Jeb Bush while attending a pre-Super Bowl reception at Epping Forest
in Jacksonville on February 5. The event was sponsored by the multi-county Cornerstone
Regional Development Partnership, an organization that Ms. Barber has been very active
in, and the one with which she partnered to land the Wal-Mart Distribution Center east of
Macclenny several years ago. Cornerstone and the governor hosted a number of industrial
and business prospects looking to locate on Florida's First Coast.

'Random' attack at jail leaves

inmate with serious jaw injury

An inmate at the county jail was
charged with aggravated battery
February 1 after punching another
inmate in the face, breaking his
jaw and loosening a couple of
Willis Hudson, 28, of Sander-
son was agitated at the prospect of
.being sentenced to prison or a
mental hospital.
Around 6:42 am, he began
pointing around the cell block,
saying, "Who's going to get it?"
He pointed at Micky Turner and
said, "You," then punched him in
the jaw.
Mr. Hudson at first refused to
answer questions, but then blurted

out, "I just clicked. He wouldn't
quit running his mouth so I did it. I
didn't mean to hurt him. I'm sor-
In another battery case, a 17-
year-old Macclenny boy was ar-
rested February 4 after an argu-
ment with his mother.
When police arrived, the boy
became increasingly agitated, pos-
ing a potential threat to his mother.
He was arrested after refusing
to calm down.
At first he refused to answer
questions, but then went on a brief
diatribe in the patrol car during
which he said he's hit his mother
before and would do so again
when he got back home.

(from page one)
Gary and wife Debbie attended
the Leigh Steinberg (the famed
sports agent and subject of the
movie Jerry Maguire) party and
rubbed shoulders with NFL greats
past and present, including Ben
Roethlisberger of the Steelers.
Gary, a former BCHS football
coach and now the school district's
transportation chief, went to the
Super Bowl, and related this scene
near the CBS radio booth:
A young security guard asked
Boomer Esiason for an autograph,
telling the ex-QB how much his
father admired him.
Esiason had the young man calls
his dad on a cell phone, then spoke
to him about the great job his son
was doing 'at the Super Bowl. A
class act.
Gary has worked for the Jag-
uars, Fox Sports and CBS during
regular seasons, including spotting
for the play-by-play people, both
radio and TV.
Mike Crews of Glen, a play-by-
play radio announcer for the Wild-
cats, was one of the stat keepers for
the NFL during the big game.
McCartney's group
Well, he didn't actually chauf-
fer Paul McCartney himself, buit
another Glen resident, Justin
Thomas, drove the ex-Beatle's
manager Barry Marshall around
Jacksonville all week.
"He was a great guy, couldn't
have been nicer," said Justin this
week, exhausted from the long
hours and fast pace of Super Bowl
"We were around Paul McCart-
ney several times during the week,

arid he was very respe(
eryone, a real professi
The star of the hall
flew back to New York
during the week leading
game, and like many i
List" of celebrities, can
the Ritz-Carlton on An
while here, as did Mr. I1
"We made a lot of trial
forth from there," noted
Meeting Bush 4
Justin's sister Desi
as, another Glen reside
highlight of her week a
for Carey Limousine,
company her brother
was greeting ex-Presid
Bush and wife Barb;
Signature private concc
Jacksonville Internation
"They came in on a
and my job was to go o0
them when they got
"I said 'Hi, I'm De
come to Jacksonville -
escort you to your car."
"He just stuck out hi
said, 'Hi, Desiree, I'
Bush' and Mrs. Bush di
It was so cool, it was th
of my week. They just a
jnal people and they're
Desiree had nice thi
about another couple w
Saturday at Signature: T
Douglases. They seeme
were very polite.
Desiree, a loan office
took a week's vacatic
greeter, and said early t
was well worth it. She f
:at JIA and the Tallyr
Where three cruise ships

Bowl roles

ctful to ev- floating hotels.
onal," said Others she escorted: Dieon
Sanders, Paula Abul, Evander
time show Holyfield, Roger Staubach, the
most nights Black-Eyed Peas (another on-field
g up to the act at the game), and an assortment
on the "A- of other sports figures.
nped out at Desiree's father Ronnie Thom-
lelia Island as, who works for CSX but drives
Marshall. a limo part-time as a regular sec-
ps back and ond job, was stuck with some not-
SJustin. so-famous executives and guest of
1 the Fidelity Group staying at the
ree Thom- beach.
nt, said the They were, nonetheless, very
as a greeter pleasant guests.
as a greeter
the same Greeting the famous
drove for, Bonita Higgs of Sanderson
ent George signed on with Carey's for a gig as
ara at the an airport greeter and got an over-
ourse aside dose of the rich and famous, an
al Airport. experience she says she enjoyed so
private jet much that she is applying for the
ut and meet position as a regular job.
.off," said "I just fell in love with it. I real-
ly didn't think I'd enjoy it as much
siree. Wel- as I did," she said early this week.
I'm here to Bonnie worked at JIA, and
escorted Mr. and Ms. Sam Mc-
s hand and Nabb, whose son Donovan was all
m George week in the spotlight as the Eagles
d the same. quarterback.
ie highlight "They were sweet as sugar,"
ict like nor- according to Ms. Higgs. "Mrs. Mc-
so nice." Nabb (of Campbell's Soup fame)
wings to say even asked me if I wanted some
vho arrived soup!"
he Michael Others: Huey Lewis (another
d tired, but pre-game performer of Huey Lew-
is and the News) -he was "quick
r in Starke, and snappy not nice"; Emmitt
on to be a Smith (very courteous), Bob
his week it Costas (another "quick and snap-
pulled duty
and docks
s parked as

py"); Patti LaBelle (very person-
able with a great smile).
Quiet days at the beach
Ele\ en members of the Baker
County Sheriff's Office earned $25
an hour teaming up for four days
with Neptune Beach police.
The sometimes rowdy beach
was, well, rather quiet. First Sgt.
Billy Miller, who generally super-
vised the loaned force, figures
most of the action went downtown
where the fireworks and entertain-
ment were.
"There were people out here
partying, of course, but we just did-
n't have any problems with them.
They were generally well behaved
and our men didn't get involved
with anything major."
Just to the south at Jacksonville
Beach, things were a bit livelier.
But no Baker County officers were
assigned there.
As for famous people, they
weren't hanging around Neptune.
"We did hear that Shaquille
Oneal put out a call for 6-8 off-duty
officers he needed for security,"
recalls Sgt. Miller.
"They said he was offering $500
an hour, but the JSO (Jacksonville
Sheriff's Office) had a cap on what
their officers could made off-duty.
They said Shaq was willing to
donate the difference to the depart-
"I don't know what happened to
it (the offer) but none of our men
were involved."

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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, February 10, 2005 Page Three

Glen Council should

adhere to 'vision' on

industrial re-zoning

Press Commentary
Glen St. Mary, your day of
reckoning is at hand.
Will you have the courage of
your convictions?
It's been easy until now.
Many communities have their
own "Envision Glen" plan, where
their leaders sit down and plan
what kind of town they'd like to
have, and what they need to do to
get there.
It's a very pretty picture, with
lush landscaping, adorable little
shops run by earnest, honest folk
who live in quaint apartments
above their boutiques.
There are no grease stains on
the unobtrusive, yet ample parking
lots. No dog poop in the grass.
Blue skies forever.
It's all very intoxicating.
Then comes the hangover.
For Glen St. Mary it came
Tuesday evening in the form of a
request for rezoning.
Tropical Equipment Sales and
Leasing wants its property adja-
cent to the old ice plant on the
edge of town changed from resi-
dential to "general industrial so
that the subject property can be
utilized for the storage of construc-
tion dumpsters."
Bye, bye blue sky; hello dog
The problem isn't so much the
dumpsters, which are small in
number and not likely to be an
A local guy, Kent Kirkland,
owns the company and says he
wants to do right by the community.
The problem is that if the prop-
erty is rezoned, then somebody
else buys it, the new owner can
use it'for anything allowed under
"general industrial," which in-
cludes warehousing, light manu-
.facturing, fabrication, contractor
storage facilities and outdoor park-
ing of big trucks, among other us-
And the new owner might not
be a nice local boy looking out for
the community.
SGlen St. Mary officials antici-
pate expanding the town through
Envision Glen sees the US 90
and CR 125 corridors as places for
small businesses and residential.
Having a warehousing or manu-
facturing facility smack dab in the
middle would tend to kill the
quaint ambience.
Councilman Larry Payne made
his stand early and often.
"This is a problem... it conflicts
with Envision Glen," he said.
He decried the possibility of
having property that could be "un-
sightly, unkempt and unmanaged...
across from nice residential."
He also dismissed the opinion
of the town's planning consultant,
which found the rezoning to be
compatible with surrounding prop-
"I strongly disagree with Pross-
er Hallock. I don't think this is
Councilman Lewis Crews,
however, envisioned something
"I don't have a problem with

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Neither of the other two coun-
cilmen Charles Reneau and Per-
ry Hays seemed to indicate a
In fact, when prompted by
Mayor Juanice Padgett, Mr. Re-
neau said, "I'm looking at it two
different ways."
Of course, when the time
comes, he can't vote both ways.
Personally, I see no two ways
about it. Protect the integrity of
your vision. You can't get it back.
The threat is seldom black and
white, or a big, foreboding enemy
the townsfolk can rally together to
It's going to come softly, inch
by inch, usually in the'guise of a
nice local guy or good ol' boy who
means well.
Then 20 years down the road,
the Glen they envisioned will be
the Glen they lost.

Enjoyed taking in Super Bowl scene



It's Monday, and Jacksonville
and the surrounding area are breath-
ing a collective sigh of relief. The
Super Bowl is over and the clean-
up and stock-taking begins.
Sometime on Sunday, a football
game managed to break out amongst
all the hoopla, and the New Eng-
land Patriots defeated a stubborn
Philadelphia Eagles team 24-21. It
wasn't the greatest game ever play-
ed, but it was very entertaining.
I think the same can generally
be said of the area's Super Bowl
preparations. The score of the game
notwithstanding, the thousands
and thousands of visitors to our
area probably had similar reac-
tions. There were some minor
glitches, but all in all a good time
was had.
As usual, I didn't take my own
advice and decided to wade into
the throng of humanity on Satur-
day afternoon. I did decide to take
the advice of the news outlets arid
park over on Lane Avenue and
take the shuttle into town. I didn't
exactly park where I should and
spent time worrying if I would be
towed. People were being towed
left and right from lots that had no
warning signs.
It took about an hour to get to
the Landing. I changed buses twice
and had to ride the skyway to get
there. That was my only gripe with

the way things were planned.
Comparing the Super Bowl to the
Atlanta Olympics, getting around
Atlanta was a little easier.
As in Atlanta, the volunteers
were very cheerful and helpful.
Everyone wanted to put their best
face forward and succeeded.
I really had no idea what I was
getting into. Unlike the Olympics,
there was only the one game, and
so everything leading up to it was
just a lot of waiting around. Once I
got to the Landing, it was a lot of
milling around.
There were tens of thousands of
people there. The Eagles fans out-
weighed the Patriots fans three to
one. Literally as well as in num-
bers. I guess people in the Boston
area are more health-conscious
ihan the blue-collar Philly fans.
But as a general rule, the Philly
fans were having a lot more fun.
I was looking for my wife and
son, who had come in earlier. That
was silly. Try to fit 15,000 people
in and around the Jacksonville
Landing and try to find anyone.
Tom Arnold and The Best Darn
Sports Show Ever were rehearsing
for their Sunday show and having
a good time with the crowd. They
shot t-shirts into the crowd and
egged the fans on to give cheers or
sing fight songs. They didn't need
a lot of convincing.
All in all, most people spent a
lot of time waiting. There were
things to do, including the NFL
Experience across the river, but
most fans seemed to be content to
mill around and drink lots of beer.
Philly fans were just happy to be

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there. Philly hasn't won a title in
50 years and the fans had spent
tremendous amounts of money to
come to the Super Bowl.
Most fans didn't even have tick-
ets; they just wanted to be there for
the atmosphere. They spent a lot of
time singing the Eagles' fight song,
Fly, Eagles, Fly, chanting T-O, T-O,.
T-O, for wide receiver Terrell Ow-
ens, and berating Patriot fans, who
responded in kind.
It was generally well mannered
and good-natured despite the huge
amount of suds that was being con-
sumed. I think the only problems
Jacksonville could have encoun-
tered would have been if it had run
out of beer. That would have been
A lot of people went for the ce-
lebrity sightings. I spotted Giants'
All Pro Michael Strayhan and rap-
per Fat Joe. My daughter, howev-
er, hit the mother lode. Thanks to
her high school buddy Shay Arzie,
she got VIP passes to the George
Clinton and Alicia Keys parties at
the nightclub Fuel.
Keys brought in the big names.
TV star Ashton Kutcher, Eminem,
rapper 50 Cent, G-Unit, OC star
Benjamin McKenzie and a rash of
football players were at the party.
Sara sat and talked with a group of
players until former Jaguar and Ea-
gle star Hugh Douglas said to her,
"You don't know who we are, do
you?" Sara admitted that she had-

n't a clue.
The downtown area cleaned up
beautifully. The bridges were all
lighted and neoned, with the Main
Street Bridge turned into a pedes-
trian area and lit with red, white
and blue moving lights. At night,
green lasers shot out cross the wa-
ter and bounced off buildings and
cruise ships. It was very impres-
We spent some time in the Ea-
gles' Nest, ground zero for Eagles
fans at the Radisson. They were
having a wonderful time on Satur-
day afternoon. I have a feeling the
attitude might have been different
About 11" pm on Sunday night.
Maybe not, though. Despite des-
perately wanting to win, they seem-
ed genuinely happy to have the
chance to join the big party and
were out to have a good time re-
I felt the same way about Jack-
sonville. It joined the big party, and
despite some knocks early on from
the national media, who were go-
ing to complain regardless, the city
performed like a champ. Security
was tight but unobtrusive, people
were friendly and helpful, and has-
sles.were at a minimum. There
weren't even any wardrobe mal-
Add to that a football game that
lived up to expectations, and
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Dear Editor:
The Baker County Chamber of
Commerce appreciates Press com-
mentator Mike Rinker's interest in
its newly released 2005 Buyer's
Guide and Directory.
We are pleased he noticed that
226 of 227 roads identified in the
enclosed map were spelled cor-
correctly. We will inform River
Graphics to correct the misspelling
of Woodlawn Road.
Mr. Rinker, please let us know
if additional corrections need to be
We used a 2003 map because of
the cost associated with develop-
ing a new one. The map was de-
veloped from a larger, more com-
prehensive county map that cost
the Chamber over $6200 to pro-
The Chamber is also pleased
Mr. Rinker found only one miss-
ing word and a missing letter on
our directory's first page. The
page, consisting.of 379 words and
141 numbers, illustrates some of
the "quality of life" issues the
Chamber promotes to residents
and out-of-town guests. Unlike
Mr. Rinker, the Chamber is proud
of our school system and Lake
City Community College's local
We looked through the newspa-
per to admire Mr. Rinker's writing,
but did not find any other articles.
He obviously has much more time
to proofread his material than the
staff at the Chamber. Our staff is
limited to two, and the employees
handle three businesses, the
Chamber, the Baker County Dev-
elopment Commission and the
Baker County Hospital Authority.
We are pleased when volunteers
offer to help us with proofreading
the many publications we distrib-
In reviewing last week's Press,
we notice Mr. Rinker also wrote
one article. He missed a couple of
things: in one of two sentences,
("To put it bluntly, I'm sick of Vick.
Or at least sick of the hype.") there
is no subject.
Another sentence seems to lack
the correct verb tense: ("At the
same time, sportswriters were
debating whether Tom Brady is
the equal to Joe Montana.")
It's nice to know our publica-
tions are similar to Mr. Rinker's
articles as it (they) relate to correct
GINGER BARBER, Executive Director
Baker County Chamber of Commerce

(Mr. Rinker responds: As to the alleged
lack of the correct verb tense, I suggest
Ms. Romeo and Ms. Barber open a college
grammar book and read about "sequence
of tense."
As for the "no subject" sentence, that's
not nearly as esoteric.' It's common for
writers to use sentence fragments for ef-
fect. In other words, it's not a matter of
simply knowing the rules, but knowing
when and how to break them, and why
you're doing it.
Finally, my column only scratched the
surface of the woeful writing and gram-
mar in the.Chamber's guide. It would have
taken at least two columns to fully explore
it. The larger issue, of course, was that
such oafish prose and careless proofread-
ing served to undercut the guide's purpose
of giving prospective residents or busi-
nesses a positive first impression of the



THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, February 10, 2005 Page Four


varies based on

candidate expense

News Editor
Did you ever wonder how much
it costs to run for public office? Or
how the amount spent compares to
the votes won in a particular race?
As it turns out, the amount
spent seems to have very little to
do with the outcome. It was true in
three of five races that the biggest
spender was the winner, for prop-
erty appraiser, school board dis-
trict 3 and county commission-dis-
trict 3. Even then, winning candi-
dates Tim Sweat and Karen Mc-
Collum ended up spending less per
vote than their competitors, while
Gordon Crews spent more.
It would be more interesting to
have that information soon after
the ballots are counted. However,
final candidate spending reports
from last fall's elections are not
due until 90 days after a race is de-
That meant a January 31 dead-
line for the property appraiser
race, which was on the November
2 general election ballot since it
pitted a Democrat against a Re-
Republic Mark Lyons closed
out his report with the elections of-
fice on January 10, while Democ-
rat Tim Sweat waited until the fi-
nal date.
A non-candidate who had vow-
ed to try to oust all five commis-
sioners for not choosing him as
county manager in May 2003 clos-
ed his account on November 29.
Joe Burch of Macclenny spent
$714.65 supporting candidates
against two incumbents-Gordon
Crews was successful in unseating
20 year veteran Clif Barton, but
Steve Stafford lost his attempt to
oust Julie Combs.
Mr. Burch will have a chance to
support campaigns against the re-
maining three commissioners in
Below are the final donation
and spending tallies in all races,
along with the numbers of votes
received and how that translated
into a "cost per vote":
Total contributions $2820. Total spent
$2807.64, Received 3040 or 31% of total
9751 votes cast in race. Spent 79% of total
$13,657.64 in race; cost per vote: 92c.
Tim Sweat: Total contributions $10,850.
Total spent $10,850. Received 6711 or
69% of total 9751 votes cast in race. Spent
21% of total $13,657.64 in race; cost per
vote: 62q.
lie Combs: Total contributions $2714.01.
Total spent $2382.66. Received 2856 or
48% of total 5990 votes cast in race. Spent
16% of total $14,705.05 in race; cost per
vote: $1.20.
Phillip Jefferson: Total contributions
$5316.86. Total spent $5244.54. Received
1320 or 22% of total 5990 votes cast in
race. Spent 36% of total $14,705.05 in race;
cost per vote: $3.99.
Steve Stafford: Total contributions
$7335. Total spent $7077.85. Received
1814 or 30% of total 5990 votes cast in
race. Spent 48% of total $14,705.05 in race;
cost per vote: $3.90.


lighting of

A Glen St. Mary man was ar-
rested February 2 after trying to
set off fireworks in a convenience
store restroom.
Christopher Brown, 19, was
charged with attempted arson and
Clerks at the Exxon store on
State Road 121 south of the inter-
state said Mr. Brown entered the
store just after midnight, then lin-
gered several minutes in the fire-
works aisle.
He then headed for the ladies'
restroom, stopping to take a bottle
of milk from the cooler.
Suspicious, one of the clerks
went to check on Mr. Brown, who
fled toward the woods behind the
Country Club Lounge.
The smell of smoke was com-
ing from the restroom, and the
clerk found packs of bottle rockets
in the trash can along with a par-
tially empty bottle of milk.
Sgt. Thomas Dyal later found
Mr. Brown further north on 121
near the Food Lion and returned

him to the Exxon where the clerks
identified him.

Barton: Total contributions $3000. Total
spent $2806.50. Received 2563 or 43% of
total 6006 votes cast in race. Spent 33%'of
total $8606.53 in race; cost per vote: $1.10.
Gordon Crews: Total contributions
$5859.06. Total spent $5800.03. Received
3443 or 57% of total 6006 votes cast in
race. Spent 67% of total $8606.53 in race;
cost per vote: $1.68.
Mark Hartley: Total contributions $3700.
Total spent $3411.46. Received 2208 or
37% of total 6000 votes cast in race. Spent
30% of total $11,403.37 in race; cost per
vote: $1.55.
Robert Norman: Total contributions
$4850. Total spent $4520.73. Received
1169 or 19% of total 6000 votes cast in
race. Spent 40% of total $11,403.37 in race;
cost per vote: $3.87.
Darwin Taylor: Total contributions
$1500. Total spent $1385.42. Received
1154 or 19% of total 6000 votes cast in
race. Spent 12% of total $11,403.37 in race;
cost per vote: $1.20.
Johnny Tyson: Total contributions
$2092. Total spent $2085.76. Received
1469 or 24% of total 6000 votes cast in
race. Spent 18% of total $11,403.37 in race;
cost per vote: $1.42.
Blakely: Total contributions $3080. Total
spent $2738.66. Received 1274 or 21% of
total 6017 votes cast in race. Spent 26% of
total $10,738.94 in race; cost per vote:
Karen McCollum: Total contributions
$6405.98. Total spending $6090.28. Re-
ceived 3866 or 64% of total 6017 votes cast
in race. Spent 57% of total $10,738.94 in
race; cost per vote: $1.58.
Linda Williams: Total contributions
$1910. Total spent $1910. Received 877 or
15% of total 6017 votes cast in race. Spent
18% of total $10,738.94 in race; cost per
vote: $2.18. -
Weeks: Total contributions $300. Total
spent $161.50. No opponent, so no vote
Barton: Total contributions $400.50. To-
tal spent $262. No opponent, so no vote
CLERK OF COURTS: Al Fraser: Unop-
posed; never opened campaign account.
SHERIFF: Joey Dobson: Unopposed;
never opened campaign account.
TAX COLLECTOR: Gene Harvey: Un-
opposed; never opened campaign account.
ford: Unopposed; never opened campaign
Crews: Unopposed; never opened cam-
paign account.
Joe Burch: Total contributions
$714.65. Total spent $714.65.


not liable for


judge decides
A circuit judge ruled last week
that The Baker County Press is not
liable for $87,000 in legal bills in-
curred by Baker County Medical
Services in its successful defense
of a public records lawsuit.
Judge Elzie Sanders, in the Feb-
ruary 3 ruling, ordered the news-
paper to pay $940 in costs also
sought by the non-profit that man-
ages Fraser Hospital and Wells
Nursing Home.
Medical Services sought the
fees during a December hearing
following refusal of the Florida
Supreme Court to hear an appeal
by the newspaper of a district ap-
peals court ruling.
Both Judge Sanders and First
District Court of Appeals in Talla-
hassee rejected requests by the
newspaper in a 2002 lawsuit to
turn over financial records and
meeting minutes since it began
leasing the hospital and nursing
home in 1993.
The Press lost a similar lawsuit
a decade earlier and did not ap-
peal. It re-filed the lawsuit in 2002
based on higher court rulings that
appeared to favor its earlier posi-
Baker Medical Services leases
the operation from the publicly
funded Baker County Hospital
The courts agreed with the
newspaper that one state law clos-
ing operation and records of non-
profits was unconstitutionally
broad; it upheld the other one
passed by the Florida Legislature
at the urging of non-profits who
argued operating in the sunshine
put them at a competitive disad-

Don't go it alone
The Baker County
Cancer Support Group
First Tuesday of month
7:00 pm
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In a virtual repea
tion last April, Flori
of Transportation r
on February 1 outlin
er County Commis
state 10 improveme
ly alterations to tl
changes along Inters
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projects materialize,:
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recommendation ra
of some overpasses.
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already under imme
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planned Wal-Mart S
SR 121 South instead
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to improve 1-10

t of a presenta- 121 interchange improvement be-
ida Department cause the store chain was eyeing
representativess the site. However, the state agency
ied for the Bak- wanted Wal-Mart to pay the cost of
ssion its Inter- widening and improving access to
nt plans, most- the overpass.
he four inter- The FDOT typically has a five
state 10. year plan, which is upgraded annu-
likely will un- ally. However, the I-10 Master
Fore the actual Plan extends 30 years, so neither
includes length- the presentation nor detailed maps
amps. Another indicate a time when the improve-
ises the height ments will be done.
"It all depends on money," ex-
ts-if it had been plained Sue Gratch of engineering
:diate consider- consultant firm Post-Buckley. She
helped locate the noted the expansion to six lanes
SuperCenter on (one additional per side) is a priori-
ad of just north ty, then come interchange improve-
:R 228. ments at SR 121 and CR 229, then
put in the SR the remainder of the interchange
But improvements to the eastern
resent segment of 1-10 in Jacksonville are
I!! the top priority, Ms. Gratch noted.
a suggestion? The District 2 plan extends west to
who can do Madison.
bout it... "Are you considering our level
of service, because we're anticipat-
gress ing considerable growth?" asked
aham (D) Commissioner Alex Robinson.
'-224-3041 The most immediate impact is
05-536-7293 expected to be at the Sanderson
@graham.sen- and Glen St. Mary interchanges.
ov Both are the closest points to pro-
son (D) posed large residential develop-
?-224-5274 ment.
50-942-8415 "That is the reason for going to
on.senate.gov six lanes within 15-20 years," Ms.
Gratch said. But currently, 1-10

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within Baker County holds a level
between A and B, a very good rat-
ing for any road and especially for
one involving mass transit.
SIt is possible the improvements:
could be moved up on FDOT's pri-
ority list-depending on the need
and availability of funds. Develop-
ers could also be forced to partici-
pate in paying the cost if they want
permits. FDOT is one of more than
a half dozen agencies involved in
permits, depending on the size and
anticipated impact of a project.
Therefore, developers are partic-
ularly urged to attend a FDOT pub-
lic workshop on the plan, at Baker
County Middle School on Thurs-
day, February 17 at 7 pm.


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Speeding motose en dsg of ary 5 Had prescription pills and marijuana in car

Vith DUT the evening of February A Macclenny man pulled over of marijuana. ticed the odor of marijuana.

A Macclenny man was arrested clocked him on radar at 7:00 pm.
for driving under the influence After the officer turned around
February 5 after being pulled over to follow, he saw Mr. Morris
for speeding and weaving on south weaving from side to side and tail-
Sixth Street. gating other drivers.
When he was pulled over, he
Dennis Morris, 30, was passing told Deputy Lagle that he'd had
other vehicles while traveling 67 about four or five beers.
miles per hour in the 45 mph zone Mr. Morris failed roadside so-
when Deputy Michael Lagle briety tests and was taken to jail

Trio had stolen phone

Three men trying to buy a bat-
tery for a cell phone January 31
were questioned by police after it
turned out the phone had been
stolen from that same store the day
Martius Holland, Zachery Small-
wood and Casey Davis told police
they bought the phone from Gary
Mosley, Jr.
The phone was one of 32 stolen
from the Setel store on south Sixth
Street. Also among the $4697 in
stolen merchandise were computer
equipment and three phone batter-
Store owner Marcus Woods told
police he had left the business Jan-
uary 30 at 10:15 am to go to
church, but failed to activate the
alarm system.
He returned the next day to find
that someone had broken in the
rear door and taken the equipment.
Police are investigating.
In other theft cases:
After Van Summers became
intoxicated while drinking at

Mac's Liquors February 6, a wo-
man at the bar agreed to drive him
to his home on Steelbridge Road.
He told police that his car was
in the driveway when he entered
his home at 10:00 pm, but was
gone the next morning.
Marcus Bennett, 47, of
Sanderson, told police that some-
one stole his 1989 Buick from the
parking lot of Brenda's Place on
US 90.
Mr. Bennett said he left his car
at the bar when he and a friend
went to the Osceola National For-
est "to have a couple of cool
When he returned at 2:30 am,
however, the vehicle was gone.
STwo electric stoves were
stolen from a boxcar in a train
parked in Sanderson.
An employee of a passing train
had called police after seeing
someone taking the stoves.
A third stove was found lying
along the tracks.

Arrest for 'candy cane'attack

A Macclenny man was arrested
February 3 after striking another
man with a plastic object that "re-
sembled a three-foot candy cane."
Clinton Home, 40, was charged
with battery, as well as property
damage for throwing the man's
scooter on the ground.
Micha Morrison, 22, said he
was leaving his home on his
moped around 8:50 pm when Mr.
Home approached him demanding
money he said he was owed.
Mr. IHoriii grabbed Mr. Morri-
son by the hood of his jacket and
started slinging him around.

He then pulled out the "candy
cane" and hit him. A witness con-
firmed the "candy cane," but po-
lice did not find the object and the
report does not say what exactly it
Mr. Morrison punched Mr.
Home and fled.
It was then that Mr. Horne
picked up the scooter and threw it
to the ground, damaging it slightly.
Two witnesses confirmed Mr.
Morrison's version of events.
Mr. Home told police -he didn't
hit Mr. Morrison, but did toss his

where he consented to a urine teLs
because the breath test machine
was not working.
In other alcohol-related cases:
James Briggs, 25, of Glen St.
Mary was arrested February 4 for
disorderly intoxication outside the
Country Club Lounge.
Deputy James Marker arrived at
8:20 pm to investigate a report of
men using cocaine at the bar.
Mr. Briggs became unruly,
shouting that he hadn't done any-
thing wrong and that the officer
was harassing him.
When he refused to calm down,
Dep. Marker placed him in the pa-
trol car until he finished his inves-
He then gave Mr. Briggs the op-
portunity to leave, but again he be-
gan shouting he'd done nothing
When he again refused to calm
Down, he was arrested.
Christopher Sharp, 20, was ar-
rested January 31 for possession of
alcohol by someone under the age
of 21.
Deputy Sgt. Thomas Dyal no-
ticed Mr. Sharp around 10:38 pm
standing in the driveway of an
abandoned house on Deerwood
He was drinking a beer.
Mr. Sharp became belligerent
and refused to provide identifica-

Motorist tries

to barge way

through traffic
A Live Oak man was arrested
February 2 and charged with reck-
less driving after nearly hitting an
oncoming car while turning left.
Raymond Riddley, 34, was
northbound on State Road 121 at
7:44 pm when he tried to turn onto
Woodlawn Road.
He twice tried to squeeze
through southbound traffic to get
onto Woodlawn, but had to stop in
the middle of the intersection.
After the light turned red, he ac-
celerated through the intersection,
getting sideways on the rain-slick-
ed road.
He was arrested by sheriff's in-
vestigator David Bryant.

for running a red light February 4
was arrested on drug charges when
police found prescription pills and
marijuana in his car.
Paul Vazquez, 22, was headed
north on Lowder Street just before
2:00 pm when he turned west onto
US 90 after failing to stop at the
traffic signal.
When Deputy Darrin Whitaker
asked him if he had any drugs, Mr.
Vazquez replied, "I don't think
He consented to a search, then
pulled a Crown Royal bag from
the glove compartment and said,
"There ain't nothing in here but
some workout pills."
The officer found two hy-
drocodone tablets inside.
He then found a baggie contain-
ing marijuana and a glass pipe.
Mr. Vasquez was charged with
felony possession of a prescription
drug and misdemeanor possession

-In another drug related case, Je-
remiah Brooks, 21, was arrested
February 6 for misdemeanor pos-
session of marijuana.
Just past midnight, Deputy
William Starling was speaking
with Mr. Brooks, who was parked
at the Citgo store on County Road
125 and Interstate 10 when he no-

A pat-down search turned up a
plastic bag containing marijuana
inside Mr. Brooks' front pants

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The Florida Department of Transportation is conducting a study called the Interstate 10 Master
Plan, designed to guide development of an intermodal interstate system that will serve the mobility
needs of people and freight and foster economic growth and development, while minimizing
transportation-related fuel consumption and air pollution. FDOT will be hosting five (5) public
workshops to seek input from the public on future plans for 1-10 from the Jefferson/Madison County
Line east to 1-295 in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida. Project team members will be on hand to
share and explain alternatives for improvements to the interstate and interchanges, as well as answer
any questions regarding the study.
Beginning at 5:00 p.m. at each of the workshops, Department personnel with maps, drawings
and other pertinent information will be available to discuss the project and to answer questions. Even
though the Department will not make a formal presentation, anyone desiring to make a
comment/statement at this workshop will be given the opportunity to do so at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 8, 2005
Quality Inn
US 90-& 1-75
Lake City, FL
Thursday, February 10, 2005
City Hall Council Chambers
101 SE White Ave.
Live Oak, FL

Monday, February 14, 2005
N. FL. Community College
1000 Turner Davis Drive
Madison, FL
Thursday, February 17, 2005
Baker County Middle School

211 E. Jonathan Street
Macclenny, FL

Tuesday, February 22, 2005
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SDiligence, persistence and the right

technology spell scholarship help

Dozen DCT students compete in district skills contest
Seven Baker High students placed on January 20 in a variety of business related skills during the District 4 competition of the CECF
(Career Education Clubs of Florida) at the North Jacksonville Baptist Church. Participants pictured above include Jina Ash, Brittany
Barton (1st place parliamentary procedures concepts), Donovan Cox (1st place extemporaneous speaking), Brittany Crews (3rd place
black and white photography), Brittany Jackson, Jill Jackson, Jason Jahnke (6th place automotive technician), Lisa Key, Randall Smith
(2nd place automotive technician), Ashley Sprout, Rebecca Wilford (3rd place human resources), Katie Williams. Not pictured are Michelle
Anderson, Wade Johnson, Adam Kilpatrick (5th place automotive technician) and April Higginbotham. DCT coordinator Karen Harrison
accompanied the students to the district meet.

Marriage licenses issued during January

The following marriages were
recorded at the Baker County court-
house during January:
Cary Williams & Julie Williams,
both of Glen St. Mary, 1/28.
William Cureington & Renee Dosko-
cil, both of Macclenny, 1/28.
Rickie Wright of Petersburg, Tenn.
& Gayle Peterson of Sanderson, 1/25.
Aaron Maurer of Jacksonville &
Shelley Norman of Callahan, 1/22.
Alvin Hodges of Sanderson & Ra-
,chel Sallie of Glen St. Mary, 1/15.
Justin Douglas of Yulee & Kristen
Fish of Macclenny, 1/18.
Gerald Rhoden III of Glen St. Mary
& Haley Harvey of Sanderson, 1/7.
Patrick Mobley of Macclenny & Mel-
anie Yarbrough of Jacksonville, 1/8.
William Muncy of Glen St. Mary &
Marci Register of Sanderson, 1/10.
Jerry Creech Jr. & Marianne Leon-
.ard, both of Macclenny, 12/30.
SMichael Smith & Melanie Leach,

both of Baldwin, 1/1.
Michael Fuller & Rachel Sherman,
both of Macclenny, 12/30.

Kirk Fickling & Patty Hardenbrook,
both of Macclenny, 12/26.
John Prehodick II of Canton, Ohio &
Jessica Fowler of Macclenny, 1/1.

Divorce delWeeS $4.50 for 15 words
Press Classifieds
The following divorce final de-
crees- were recorded at the Baker /
County courthouse during Janu- '' "
Felix & Amy Johnston, 1/6.
Amy & Justin Gammons, 1/6.
William & Diane Guerry, 1/13.
Shawn Thomas & Cassandra Givens,
William & Nancy Cureington, 1/20.
Dale & Lisa McDonald, 1/20.
Jared & Jelucia Kirkland, 1/20.
Cheryl & Paul Ortis, 1/20.
Russell McNeil & Jana Stoner, 1/20.
Phillip & Bobbie Lane, 1/27.
Douglas & Candy Wilds, 1/27.

ACT communications VP
Some scholarships go unclaim-
ed, usually if they have very speci-
fic or difficult qualifications, but
most of the time, students scram-
ble to find and apply for scholar-
Earning scholarships takes time,
hard work and dedication. With
the cost of a college education
continuing to skyrocket, financial
aid is a necessity for most stu-
dents. Nearly 75% of 2004 high
school graduates who took the
ACT Assessment reported they
needed financial aid.
Every once in a great while, a
student may be fortunate enough
to find one scholarship that covers
the entire cost of a college educa-
tion, and can stop looking. More
often, it takes stacks of applica-
tions for smaller scholarships to
make a dent. For many students, it
would pay to think of a scholar-
ship search as a part-time job that
can pay off in the end.
Many students think they should-
n't "waste their time" with schol-
arships that award $500 or less,
but every little bit helps, and those
$500 scholarships can quickly add
up to mean the difference between
a loan or none, or working during
a semester or not.
The first place to look for schol-
arships (and other financial aid) is
the financial aid office at the col-
leges and universities where stu-
dents apply. Financial aid officers
will know of opportunities within

the university for students with
any number of characteristics-
high incoming GPAs, a certain
major, specific backgrounds. They
want to help students choose their
One woman missed out on a
$1500 scholarship her freshman
year in college because she never
contacted the financial aid office.
By the time she went in to discuss
loans, she had already missed out
on the money. By going into the
office, however, she was able to
secure a scholarship for the next
three years, and it allowed her to
work fewer hours while classes
were in session.
Students can also turn to their
high school counselor's office.
Most counselors have lists or files -
of scholarships, especially local
ones. The big, national scholar-
ships can be prestigious and sound
fantastic, but students may have a
better shot at a scholarship from a
local business or community group.
Students can look into scholar-

ships offered for their activities or
their expected major. For example,
the NCAA has information about
scholarship opportunities for stu-
dent athletes available on its web-
site, www.ncaa.org. Students who
plan to study nursing or education
can look into scholarships offered
from organizations looking to en-
courage more graduates in those
fields. Many occupations have or-
ganizations across the nation inter-
ested in attracting new people to
the field.
The Internet should be a strong
tool for your teen's scholarship
search. There are many good, free
online scholarship searches, in-
cluding www.collegenet.com,
www.collegeview.com, www.fast-
web.com, www.finaid.org and
But remind your teen that the
Internet can't help them the same
way a real live person can in their
high school counselor's office or
the college admissions office.


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The Town of Glen Saint Mary is considering applying to the Florida Department of
Community Affairs (DCA) for a Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
of up to $600,000.00. These funds must be used for one of the following purposes:

1. To benefit low and moderate-income persons; or

2. To aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight; or

3. To meet other community development needs of recent origin having a particular
urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or wel-
fare of the community and where other financial resources are not available to meet such

The categories of activities for which these funds may be used are in the areas of housing,
neighborhood revitalization, commercial revitalization, or economic development and include
such improvement activities as acquisition of real property, loans to private-for-profit business,
purchase of machinery and equipment, construction of infrastructure, rehabilitation of houses
and commercial buildings, and energy conservation. Additional information regarding the
range of activities that may be undertaken will be provided at the public hearing.

For each activity that is proposed, at least 51% of the funds must benefit low and moderate-
income persons.

In developing an application for submission to DCA, the Town of Glen Saint Mary must plan
to minimize displacement of persons as a result of planned CDBG activities. In addition,, the
Town of Glen Saint is required to develop a plan to assist displaced persons.

The public hearing to receive citizen views concerning the community's economic and commu-
nity development needs will be held at the Town Hall, on 10046 South Glen Avenue, on
Tuesday, February 15, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. For information concerning the public hearing, con-
tact Donna Loadholtz, Town Clerk, Town of Glen Saint Mary, P.O. Box 519, Glen Saint Mary,
FL 32040-0519, (904) 259-3777.

The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any handicapped
person requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually impaired should contact
Donna Loadholtz at least five calendar days prior to the meeting and an interpreter will be pro-
vided. Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should contact
Donna Loadholtz at least five calendar days prior to the meeting and a language interpreter
will be provided. To access a Telecommunication Device for Deaf Persons (TDD), please call
(800) 955-8771. Any handicapped person requiring special accommodation at this meeting
should contact Donna Loadholtz at least five calendar days prior to the meeting.

A Fair Housing Workshop will be conducted immediately after the public hearing on the same
date at the same location.


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, February 10, 2005 Page Eight

City approves townhomes in tract

The Macclenny Commission
ran head-on into a flurry of devel-
opment issues on February 8. The
board approved one although it
has turned controversial since last
month, temporarily shelved three
others and authorized planning for
long range expansion of the city
Commissioner B.J. Cannon
agreed with three residents of the
Copper Creek Hills subdivision
that approval should at least be
stalled on townhouses planned for
the Broken Oak subdivision to the
Mr. Cannon cited the revelation
last week of a pending sale of Bro-
ken Oak reportedly hinged on get-
ting a zoning change for multi-
family homes. The deal also in-
cludes the pending sale of Pine-
view Golf Club, which lies be-
tween the two projects.
He suggested the project should
be held up until the developer
builds single family residences al-
so scheduled for the subdivision.
"Then we could let them decide if
they want multi-family next door."
Nancy Shell, Christy and Charles
DeLoach were more direct, sug-
gesting the city veto the project
"It's out of character for the area.
It's a concentrated development
-18 residences on 1.95 acres-and
is against the plan you submitted
to the state," Mrs. Shell said.
"We paid a premium to buy a
home backed up to the golf
course," Mrs. DeLoach said, sug-
gesting Mayor Gary Dopson might
instead try to lure in a quality
restaurant to shore up the finan-
cially ailing golf course he wants
to sell.
Mr. DeLoach noted the devel-
opment will add traffic to an alrea-
dy stressed CR 23A North. The
city and county are already work-
ing on remedies that could include
impact fees either directly on the
developer or as building permits
are issued.

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Mr. Cannon cast the no. sole
vote for approval of the rezoning
needed for the townhouse devel-
opment. Ironically, he had made
the motion for approval last month
on first reading of the land use or-
- dinance.
"I wouldn't have done that if I'd
known then what I know now,"
Commissioner Cannon said.
In the evening's other major is-
sue, the board was fully in agree-
ment to table requests for plat ap-
proval on several subdivisions. On
advice of attorney Frank Maloney,
the approval will await the signa-
ture of engineer Frank Darabi.
"There is agreement on the ba-
sic layout of streets, lot lines, etc.,
but your'engineer has some con-
cerns, mostly oh the drainage,"
City Manager Gerald Dopson told
the board.
Developer representative Wayne
Pope for Cypress Pointe, the city's
first Planned Unit Development in
northeast Macclenny off East Bou-
levard, said the plat is simply a
formality that would allow him to
get a release on finance money and
put builders to work.
His argument was echoed by
Donna Mountain, representing
Rolling Meadows north of CR'
23B and Sands Pointe on CR 23A.
"You have checkpoints after the
Mylar is recorded-issuing building
permits, the certificate of occupan-
cy, a one year warranty on the sub-
division," she pointed out.
However, she backed off after
the board voted to table the plat is-
sue, saying she was present that
evening to get "plan" approval of
Rolling Meadows. Plan approval
is several steps away from the for-
mal plat, and will allow her to
build up to three model homes; a
buyer would not be able to get a
certificate of occupancy until the
plat is recorded.
Reflecting the burst of residen-
tial growth, Manager Dopson told
the board, "We've just been bom-
barded with requests from devel-

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opers asking if Macclenny will
reach out to them with utilities."
Engineer Darabi and Planner
Tony Robbins will prepare a mas-
ter plan.for the areas the city
would like to annex.
"We also need a study of how
this is going to be to the city's ad-
vantage-to show our existing cus-
tomers and residents how expan-
sion will defray and lower utility
rates," said the city manager.
The sewer plant is operating at
about 50% of its 1.3 million gallon
capacity now, and the Florida De-
partment of Environmental Protec-
tion will require expansion at
about 75% use rate, Manager Dop-
son explained.
He favors expansions at 100,-
000-200,000 gallon "batch units"
as the most financially feasible.
Permits and construction would
take about six months, he said.



In the only non-development
item during the 212 hour meeting,
the board approved first reading of
a change to the liquor sales ordi-
It clarifies a section to allow
sales from package stores, grocery
stores, restaurants with over 60%
of gross revenue from food, and
private clubs within 1000 feet of a
church, school or public play-
ground. Bars and other establish-
ments with on-site consumption
must still maintain that distance.
The revision also deletes a clause
calling for a 10,000 feet distance be-
tween two businesses with liquor
licenses. Attorney Maloney said
the restriction is "clearly indefen-
sible in court" since it covers
about half the distance between
city boundaries.
The ordinance will be on the
March 8 agenda for adoption.

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The Baker County Board of Commissioners
will be conducting a workshop on February 21,
2005 at 3:30 pm, with all interested parties to dis-
A proposed Ordinance of the Board of County
Commissioners of Baker County, Florida amend-
ing sections 8.03.01 and 8.03.02 of the Baker
County Land Development Land Regulations to
require the pavement of dirt roads included within
a proposed subdivision of land; and to require
uniformity between the procedures for the crea-
tion and modification of subdivisions; and provid-
ing an effective date.
The Baker County District School Board will
hold the following public hearing on Monday,
March 21, 2005, at 6:30 pm in.theOlustee Volun-
teer Fire Department located at Highway 90,
Olustee, Florida:
Approval of these changes/deletions/addi-
tions to School Board policies:
Delete 8.280 (Change Orders)
Replace 8.280 with 8/271 (Change Orders)
Delete 6.310 (Terminal Sick Leave)
Replace 6.310 with 6.32 (Terminal Sick
These documents are available for review in
the office of the superintendent between the
hours of 8:00 am and 3:30 pm, Monday through
The public is invited and encouraged to at-
Paula T. Barton
Superintendent of Schools

P.O. BOX 1120, US 90 WEST
GLEN ST. MARY, FL. 32040-1120
Phone (904) 259-4375 FAX (904) 259-6146
The following vehicle will be sold at, public
auction February 25. 2005 at 10:00 am, at Hig-
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Glen St. Mary, FL. 32040.
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CASE NO.: 02-2003-CA-0088
order rescheduling foreclosure sale dated Janu-
ary 26, 2005 and entered in Case No. 02-2003-
CA-0888 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial
Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida wherein
Manufacturers & Traders Trust Company, One
M&T Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14203-2399, Trustee for
Securitization Series 1998-4, agreement dated
12-01-98., is the plaintiff and Shenavian Brown;
John Doe, unknown spouse of Shenavian Brown
A/K/A Richard Goodman; Baker County are the
defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bid-
der for cash at the front door of the Baker County
Courthouse at 11:OQ am, on the 3rd day of March,
2005, the following described property as set forth
in said final judgment:
Lot 12, Block C, William Knabb Addi-
tion, according to plat thereof as re-
corded in Plat Book 2, Page 24 of the
Public Records of Baker County, Flori-
A/K/A 615 Quail Lane, Macclenny, FL
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court
on January 28, 2005.
Al Fraser
Clerk of Courts
By: Bonnie M. Palleschi
As Deputy Clerk
File No.: F04014405
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, FL 33622-5018
2/3-1 Oc

CASE NO.: 02-2004-CA-0036
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: Coinmence 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
01210'55': 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 70252'22' 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 Meri Mobile Home
Title No. 75604175 and
Title No. 75604301
Identification No. FLHML3B121318459
A & B.
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.
Al Fraser
Clerk of Courts
By: Jamie Crews
As Deputy Clerk
445 East Macclenny Avenue
Macclenny, FL 32063
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FILE NO.: 02-2004-CP-62
The administration of the estate of Clyde M.
Gibson, deceased, whose date of death was Sep-
tember 6, 2003, is pending in the Circuit Court'for
Baker County, Florida, Probate Division, File
Number 02-2004-CP-62, the address of which is
339 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida
32063. The names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons who have claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate including urimatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, and who have been served a
copy of this notice, must file their claim with this
court on or before the later of the date.that is
three (3) months after the date of the first publica-
tion of this notice or thirty (30) 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 including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this
court within three (3) months after the date of the
first publication of this notice.
The date of the first publication of this notice

Is February 3, 2005.
Attorney for personal representative:
Maria E. Chavernay, Esq.
Florida Bar No.: 143138
Law offices of George R. Brezina, Jr., P.A.
1915 N. Dale Mabry Highway
Suite 300
Tampa, FL 33607
Telephone: (813) 870-0500
Personal Representative:
Sharon Adams
5444 Keystone Drive South
Jacksonville, FL 32207

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 Iron-Man Steel Erec-
tors whose principle place of business is: 205 S.
Sixth Street, Macclenny, FL 32063 and the ex-
tent of the interest of each is as follows:
Russell E. Wiesemeyer 100%
Russell E. Wiesemeyer
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 2nd
day of February, 2005.
Al Fraser
Clerk of Courts
Baker County, Florida
By Bonnie M. Palleschi
As Deputy Clerk

CASE NO.: 02-2004-CA-211
Last known address: 708 Short Putt Drive,
Macclenny, FL 32063
Current address: unknown
Any and all unknown parties claiming by,
through, under,and against the herein named in-
dividual defendant(s).who are not known to be
dead or alive, whether said unknown parties may
claim an interest as spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, or other claimants
Last known address: unknown
Current address: unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the following property in
Baker County, Florida:
Lot 6, Block 2, Country Club Estates,
according to map or plat thereof as re-
corded in Plat Book 2, page 49, of the
public records of Baker County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are required
to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any,
within 30 days after the first publication, on Eche-
varria & Associates, P.A., plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is 9119 Corporate Lake Drive,
Suite 300, Tampa, Florida 33634, and file the
original with this court either before service on
plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; oth-
erwise a default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the complaint or petition.
Witness my hand and the seal of this Court
on this 26th day of January, 2005.
Al Fraser
Clerk of Courts
by Jamie Crews
as Deputy Clerk
Echevarria & Associates, P.A.
9119 Corporate Lake Drive
Suite 300
Tampa, Florida 33634
File # F0415096
CASE NO.:,02-2004-CA-145
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a fi-
nal judgment of mortgage foreclosure dated Feb-
ruary 3, 2005 entered in Case No. 02-2004-CA-
145 of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for Baker County, Florida wherein
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc., F/K/A North-
west Mortgage, Inc., is the plaintiff and Quentin
Griffis; Durden Surveying and Mapping, Inc.; ten-
ant #1 N/K/A Alicia Crow; tenant #2 N/K/A Dustin
Gatlin are the defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at the front door of the
Baker County Courthouse at 11:00 am on the 8th
day of March, 2005, the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said final judgment:
Part of the northeast 1/4 of the south-
east 1/4 of Section 12, Township 3
South, Range 21 East, Baker County,
Florida being more particularly de-
scribed as follows:
For a point of reference commence at a
found concrete monument on the north
right-of-way line of State Road 23-A (an
80' right-of-way as now established
and also known as Woodlawn Road)
said point lying on the line of dividing
ranges 21 and 22 east;
Thence south 00, 46 minutes, 08 sec-
onds east along said dividing line, a
distance of 80' to a found '/2" iron pipe
on the south right-of-way line of said
State Road 23-A;
Thence north 852, 48 minutes, 33 sec-
onds west along said south right-of-way
line, a distance of 117.20' to a found 2"
Iron pipe on the west right-of-way of
Stewart Road (a county maintained
graded road with no apparent right-of-
way width);
Thence south 029, 30 minutes, 10 sec-
ends along said west right-of-way line
as monumented and possessed a dis-
tance of 759.23' to a point which ap-
proximates the point of intersection of
said west right-of-way line of Stewart
Road, said point also being the point
of beginning;
Thence continue south 02, 30 minutes,
10 seconds, west, departing from said
west right-of-way line of Stewart Road,
a distance of 495.57' to a found '/a" iron
pipe on the southern line of aforesaid
northeast 1/4 of the southeast 1/4 of
Section 12;
Thence south 899, 12 minutes, 20 sec-
onds east, along said southern line, a
distance of 160.55' to a point which has
28.00' westerly of the aforesaid line di-
viding ranges 21 and 22 East, said point
also establishing the west right-of-way
-line of said Stewart Road;
Thence north 15, 36 minutes, 63 sec-
onds west along said west right-of-way
line, a distance of 516.38' to the point
of beginning.
Being the same lands as described in
that certain warranty deed recorded In
Official Records volume 1999, at page
2636 of the Public Records of Baker
County, Florida.
Together with a mobile home located
thereon as a fixture and appurtenance
thereto and described as a 1999 South-

ern singlewide with ID number HMST-
14580GA, title number 77798821 and
RP number 12133869.
A/K/A 8116 Stewart Road, Macclenny,
FL 32063.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
court on February 4, 2005.
Al Fraser
Clerk of Courts
By: Jamie Crews
As Deputy Clerk
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
File No.: F04008822




Mr. Lancaster and Ms. Gault
Couple engaged
Mark and Wendy Gault of Ft.
Myers announce the engagement
of daughter Kimberly "Kim" Ma-
rie Gault to Robert "Robbie" Mark-
ham Lancaster. He is the son of
Mark and Nikki Lancaster of Mac-
Miss Gault graduated from FSU
in 2003 with a BS degree in nurs-
ing. She is employed with Baptist
Medical Center in Jacksonville.
Mr. Lancaster graduated from
FSU in 2003 with a BS degree in
nursing and is continuing his edu-
cation at UF
A wedding is planned for Au-
gust 20 on Sanibel Island.

Sydni McDuffie
Daughter arrives
Vince and DeAnna McDuffie of
Macclenny are proud to announce
the arrival of daughter Sydni Ma-
rie McDuffie. She was born at
Shands Medical Center in Jack-
sonville on January 28. She weigh-
ed seven pounds and was 20 inch-
es long.
Grandparents are O.D. and Au-
drey Rewis.of Glen St. Mary,
Mackie and Francis McDuffie,
Jimmy and Renee Jesseman of
Macclenny. Great grandparents are
Marvin Barnes of Glen St. Mary
and the late Martha Barnes, Lu-
cille Rewis of Macclenny and the
late Lonnie Jr. Rewis, Sidney and
Virginia Carroll of Jacksonville
and the late Clara McDuffie.

Ms. McCray and Mr. Alexander
Saturday vows
Taketa A. McCray of Sanderson
will marry Tyrone L. Alexander of,
Jacksonville on February 12' at
2:30 pm in Kingsland, Ga.
Ms. McCray is the daughter of
Wanda S. McCray of Sanderson
and Johnnie L. Wilson of Jackson-
ville. Mr. Alexander is the son of
Christine C. Bower and James W.
Ward of Douglas, Ga.

Joshua Carter and Timothy Carter
Son is born
Timothy Carter Jr. is pleased to
: annoiice.tie birth'b of cousin Tosh-
ua Carter Jr. on January 25, 2005
in Orange Park. He weighed five
pounds, eight ounces.
Proud parents are Tina Davis and
Joshua Carter Sr. of Macclenny.
Joshua joins siglings Maykala Byrd
and Trinity Carter.

Bailee Conti
Daughter is born
Laci and Bobby Conti of San-
derson are proud to announce the
birth of daughter Bailee Nicole
Conti on January 17. She was born
at St. Vincent's Medical Center,
weighed six pounds, nine ounces
and was 19 inches long.
Proud grandparents are Racheal
Couture of Jacksonville, Robert
Conti of Middleburg, Pamela Con-
ti of Middleburg, Kathy Evans and
David Evans of Macclenny, Betty
and Pete Peters of Sanderson.

Tax help available
AARP Tax Aide is here. If you
are a tax-payer in the middle to
low income range, with special at-
tention to those 60 years and older,
free tax help is available.
Aides will be at the First Baptist
Church of Macclenny on Thurs-
days through April 7, and at Bald-
win Town Hall on US 301 on Fri-
days through April 1, 9 am-noon.
You must be signed in one hour
prior to closing. Please bring the
current year's tax forms and book-
lets and all pertinent tax informa-
tion and forms.
For a complete list of tax docu-
ments to bring or for more infor-
mation call 1-888-AARPNOW or
log on to www.aarp.org/taxaide.
Cruisin' cars
This Saturday, February 12,
there will be a cruise-in in the Wal-
Mart parking lot starting at 4:00
pm. The public is welcome to come
view antiques, collectibles and
Soil meeting
The Baker Soil and Water Con-
servation District Board will meet
Tuesday, February 15 at Connie's
Kitchen from noon to 1:00 pm.
The public is invited to attend.


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We have an assortment of:
Plants Roses *
*Balloons Mixed Arrangements
SFresh Flower Arrangements *

Juanita's Flowers
469 East Macclenny Ave. 259-5332

On Valentine's Day...
Best wishes to all for a very Happy Valentine's Day!

Lucas Kyle Davis
Born January 6
Kyle and Tori Davis of Macclen-
ny are excited to announce the ar-
rival of son Lucas Kyle. He was
born January 6 at 3:36 pm at St.
Vincent's Medical Center in Jack-
sonville. He weighed six pounds,
11 ounces and was 18'/4 inches
Proud grandparents are Roger
and Gloria Godwin of Taylor, Mike
and Brenda Davis of Macclenny.
Speak Up for a Child
and Make a Difference
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The McGarritys
50th anniversary
Frank and Betty Herrin McGar-
rity celebrated their 50th wedding
anniversary with a family cruise
and a surprise dinner at Steak and
Ale with family and friends. They
were presented with a bus tour out
west as a gift from their children.
They were married at Franklin
Baptist Church in Jacksonville on
February 5, 1955. Their children
are Joan Vincett of Jacksonville,
Shirley Colston and Toni Bunch of
Macclenny. They have five grand-
children and one great grandchild.
for the week of February 14-18
MONDAY: BBQ ribbets, potato salad,
baked beans, bread, peaches and milk.
TUESDAY: Meatballs and gravy, rice,
vegetables, bread, cake and milk.
WEDNESDAY: Turkey ala king, noo-
dles, green beans, biscuit, banana and
THURSDAY: BBQ beef, potato salad,
coleslaw, gelatin and milk.
FRIDAY: Chicken and rice, tomato
and cucumbers, peas, biscuit, orange and

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In Memory
James Darron
11/24/1961 2/9/2001
It's hard to believe that it has been
four years since you left us. There is-
n 't a day that goes by that your name
isn 't mentioned. Usually we 're re-
membering something funny you did
and how it made us laugh.
They say that time heals, but the
pain of not having you with us is al-
ways there, especially at family get-
togethers. You loved Mama's cooking
and cutting the fool with us.
You are still very much a part of
our lives and always will be. You've
taken a journey and we are making
plans to one day join you. Now we
have one more reason to want to go to
Once we get there, we'll all sit
around God's throne or our mansion
and talk about old times, the fun we
had, the times we sang together,;
played together and laughed together.
Your death taught all of us a les-
son. It made us more compassionate
toward each other and others. We say
'I love you' more often because none
of us knows when our name might be
called. You had the gift of singing and
if called upon, you always said yes.
Your voice was anointed and you used
the talent God had given you. After
you were-gone, we all began to take
the step to use our God-given gifts be-
cause of your example.
Your life was not perfect, but God
saw your heart and used your talents
even with your shortcomings. We saw
through your death just how mercifiul
God is and that He looks at the heart
and sees us through eyes of mercy.
Man condemns but God gives grace.
You are in Heaven now and we are
here. We are all fine except for miss-
ing you. Your kids have grown up and
oh, you would be so proud of each
one of them. They each have some
part of you; your voice, your looks,
your personality traits and each one is
unique. You also have two beautiful
Just enjoy being in the presence of
God and I am sure you are a part of
the heavenly choir. Keep looking to
the pearly gates 'cause either all at
once or one by one we'll be there to
join you. Till then, we love you.
Shaina Dee Buffngton
1981- 2002
Happy birthday on February 13.
Even though the Lord took you home,
you will always be with us in our hearts.
Your lovely smile is shining through.
We'll see you again, honey. As you of-
ten told us, we love you up to Jesus!

SFirst United
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
SJohn L. Hay, Jr., Pastor



'Mwc Hope /o the Cc'..unni iV
Fir.I Churches R.iad
Hw%. 127* SanJd.rson, FL
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Wed. Night Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
Even 4" Sunday Night Serice 7:0) p.m.
SI'ideill:. I 'illiams -Pastor

Alzada Chace

dies February 4
Alzada Beasley Chace, 86, died
February 4, 2005 at Macclenny
Nursing and Rehab after an ex-
tended illness. The Lake City na-
tive lived in Jacksonville before
moving to Macclenny in 1971. She
was a member of the Church of Je-
sus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
Macclenny Ward, where she had
served three full time missions in-
cluding one with her husband in
East Central States Mission.
She was predeceased by her hus-
band of 52 years, Alvin C. Chace,
daughter Gina Rhoden, and son
James Chace. She is survived by
daughters Juana Vonk (Ronald) of
Glen St. Mary, and Deborah Bone
(Steven) of Lexington, S.C.; son
David L. Chacq (Laurie) of Mac-
clenny; brother Cecil Beasley of
Fernandina Beach; 13 grandchil-
dren and 13 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held Feb-
ruary 7 at her church with Bishop
Zac Smallwood officiating. Inter-
ment was at Ebenezer Cemetery in
Lake City. Fraser Funeral Home of
Macclenny was in charge of ar-

Curtis Ethridge

of Baldwin dies
Curtis James Ethridge, 45, of
Bryceville died February 7, 2005
following a lengthy illness. He was
born June 22, 1959 and attended
Baldwin High School. He played
in several local bands, and worked
with his father in the steel erection
industry to build and maintain wa-
ter towers.
He was predeceased by father
Jack Ethridge and brother Jackie
Ethridge. Survivors include moth-
er Bonnie Tyre Small (Robert);
daughter Jenny Ethridge; sisters
Debbie Yale (Duane) and Tammy
Ramsey (Nick); grandson Tyler
Simmons; nephew Gary Aberna-
A service is planned for Febru-
ary 10 at Prestwood Funeral Home
of Baldwin with Pastor Cody
Thompson officiating. Visitation
will be an hour before the service.
Burial will be at Riverside Memo-
rial Park in Jacksonville.

First Baptist Church
of Sanderson
CR 229 S., Sanderson, FL
Sunday School 10:00 am
Sun. Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sun. Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wed. Eve. Bible Study 7:00 pm
Pastor Bob Christmas

Mrs. McCormick

dies February 7
Margaret Beatrice McCormick,
78, of Satsuma died February 7,
2005. She was a native of Jackson-
Survivors include her husband
of 58 years, Charley; sons Roy Mc-
Cormick (Sharon) and Erney Mc-
Cormick of Jacksonville; daughters
Donna Hall and Sarah Simpson of
Jacksonville; brother Alton Rich-
ardson of Jacksonville; sisters Nor-
ma Higginbotham of Jacksonville
and Lorraine Davis of Macclenny;
six grandchildren and 11 great
A graveside service will be held
. at Restlawn Cemetery February 10
at 2:00 pm with Rev. Randy Rich-
ardson officiating. The family re-
ceived friends from 6-8 pm at Ce-
dar Bay Funeral Home of Jackson-
ville. The family requests dona-
tions be made to American Cancer

Cecil Newmans,

was ironworker
Cecil Lamar Newmans, 64, of
Sanderson died February 5, 2005
at Memorial Medical Center. He
was a native and life-long resident
of Baker County. He retired after
28 years of service with the Iron-
workers Local #597 of Jackson-
Mr. Newmans' was predeceased
. by mother Grace Caldwell New-
mans and son Robert Lamar New-
mans Sr. Survivors include father
Clyde Newmans of Macclenny; sis-
ters Janice Davis (Gene) and Ra-
chel Robertson (Clauda) of Sander-
son; brothers James E. "Blossom"
Newmans (Peggy) of Glen St. Ma-
ry and John A. Newmans of San-
derson; grandchildren Robert New-
mans Jr., Jimmy Newmans and
Josh Newmans of Sanderson, and
Daniel Smith of St. Augustine.
A service was held on February
8 at Christian Fellowship Temple
with Revs. David and Timmy
Thomas officiating. Interment fol-
lowed at South Prong Cemetery,
Sanderson. V. Todd Ferreira Fu-
neral Services of Macclenny was
in charge of arrangements.

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 is Somebody and
Jesus is the'Leader
Pastor Rev. Ernie Terrell

573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am
Fellowship 10:30 am 11:00 am
Worship Services
11:00 am
\\ed B.Ibcle SMudJ
'" -i 3'.*.1 pm
T7 11' -T ministerr
:' .i"' .-'. ', Sanm F. Kitching

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

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First Baptist Church
Sunday School 9:45 AM Sunday Morning Worship 11 AM
Sunday Evening Worship 6 PM
"A Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7 PM

"A Beacon
to Baker
County "

Pastor Tim Patterson
Perry Hays, Associate Pastor
Michael D. Schatz, Associate Pastor

Lee Raulerson

dies of illness
Lee Raulerson Jr., 60, of Mac-
clenny died at his residence Febru-
ary 1, 2005 following a brief ill-
ness. He was born in St. George,
Ga. and resided in Macclenny for
many years. He worked as a wood
contractor in the timber products
industry for many years.
He was predeceased by parents
Lee Raulerson Sr. and Elsie Smith
Raulerson. He is survived by uncle
Leroy Smith of Quitman, Ga.
A graveside funeral was held
February 7 at Boones Creek Ceme-
tery. Guerry Funeral Home of Mac-
clenny was in charge of arrange-

Thanks for help
The family of Lucille A. John-
son would like to thank Guerry
Funeral Home for the wonderful
job they did with our mother's fu-
neral. To Rev. Albert Starling and
his church members, we appreci-
ate the kindness and generosity
shown to our family and friends.
You will forever be in our hearts.
We would also like to thank
Sheriff Joey Dobson and his depu-
ties, and our relatives and friends
for food, flowers, and for just be-
ing there.
A special thanks goes to Dr.
Marvin Johnson of Lake Butler for
helping us keep our mother as long
as we did.
Thank you,

St. James Episcopal Church
Minnesota Ave. Macclenny, Fla.
Sunday School 9:00 am
Sunday Service 10:00 am

____________ / ___

/ Emmanuel
Church of God in Christ
"Crossing your Jordan and
Possessing the Promise"
Sun. omring Sunday School 10:00 am
Sunday Morning Service 11:)0 am
Sunday Evening Service 7:00 pm
Every 2nd & 4i( Sunday
Tuesday Evening bible Study 7:00 pm
Pastoral Teaching Thursday 7:00 pm
Pastor: Elder Joe N. Ruise
450 S. 8th St.. Macclenny
S 259-4759 y

Ae Road to Calvary
Conicr of Madison & Stoddard
Glen St. Maty
Pastor Tommy Andcrson
Phone: 904-259-2213
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SLIII(hly Moning Scrvice ..... 19: 1
SLInday Eveiiiia Service ....... Ao)*. 1*.
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23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday AM Worship 11:00 am
Sunday PM Services 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting 7:00 pm
Pastor J.C. Lauramore Welcomes All

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John Strickland
dies February 1
John Hardy Strickland, 74, died
February 1, 2005 at Shands of
Jacksonville from an extended ill-
ness. He moved to Macclenny in
1998 from Ft. Pierce, Fla.
Survivors include brother Ed-
ward Strickland; nephew Larry
Strickland (Virginia) of Macclenny.
A memorial service will be held
at a later date. Fraser Funeral Home
of Macclenny was in charge of ar-

Jackie Wilson,

USPS retiree
Jackie L. Wilson Sr., 50, of Hil-
liard died February 4, 2005 at
Community Hospice (Morris Cen-
ter) Jacksonville after a lengthy ill-
ness. Mr. Wilson served his coun-
try in the U.S. Army (Sergeant E-
5), and was retired from the U.S.
Postal Service.
Survivors include wife Linda
Wilson of Hilliard; daughter Mi-
chelle Belinda Harvey of Jackson-
ville; step-daughters Milissa Strick-
land of Jacksonville and Sabrina
Dawn Hicks of Milan, Ind.; son,
Jackie Wilson Jr. of Jacksonville;
step-son Patrick Bladow of Bruns-
wick, Ga.; sister Sharon Sweat of
Callahan; brothers Robert Wilson
of Macclenny and Jerry-Wilson of
Keystone Heights, Fla.; six grand-
A graveside funeral service was
held February 8 at Veride Cemete-
ry in Bryceville, Fla. Callahan Fu-
neral Home was in charge of ar-

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Mt. Zion N.C. -
Methodist Church
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. 4
SPasteriRev.-Bobby Griffin

THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, February 10, 2005 Page Eleven

One mistake has far reaching consequences

In Memory
Michael Travis Rhoden
4/24/1952 2/8/2001
If tears could build a stairway and
heartaches make a lane.
We would climb the stairs to Heaven
andbring you home again.
But there is a bridge of memories
from there to Heaven above
That keeps your memory close to us;
it's called a bridge of love.
Remembering you is easy, we do it
every day.
But missing you is heartache that
never goes away.

Thanks for support
The family of Milton Clark
would like to thank everyone for
their prayers, friendship, love and
support to our father and us during
this past year, and for the beautiful
flowers, food and prayers at the
time of his passing.
We would especially like to
thank the staff at Wells Nursing
Home for the care they gave to our
father this past year, V. Todd Fer-
reira Funeral Services for his com-
passion and professionalism, Sher-
iff Joey Dobson, pastors Johnny
Raulerson and Eddie Griffis of
Raiford Road Church for a won-
derful service, Eddie Griffis, Tere-
sa Yarborough and Dustin Wil-
liams for the beautiful music.


I recently had an experience I
almost hate to repeat. I had my
tires rotated and the individual
who performed the service forgot
to tighten the lug nuts on the left
rear wheel.
Thankfully, I was only going 55
mph when the entire wheel fell off
instead of the 70 mph I had been
driving on 1-10 the day before. I
consider it God's blessing no one
was hurt.
The whole thing provided an-
other graphic example of the pow-
er of one moment in time, one care-
less act, one individual mistake.
One individual didn't pay attention
to what he was doing at the time.
Perhaps he was under pressure
to get the job done. Perhaps he was
distracted or just forgot. But his
actions set an entire sequence of
events in place.

The schedule I had planned for
the evening after work was entire-
ly changed. Two different individ-
uals paused in their evening sched-
ule to help if needed. AAA person-
nel became involved and the wreck-
er driver who may have been about
ready to sit down with family for
supper was detained from about 6-
8 pm.
The manager and assistant man-
ager of the service center were
about to close shop when they re-
ceived my call and didn't make it
home that night until about 11:00
pm, The shop owner was on and
off the phone authorizing repairs
and a rental car. Another service
manager and mechanic were in-
volved for 3'/2 days as they waited
for parts and then repaired the
It wasn't an intentional mistake,
yet fixing it took a lot of effort on
the part of a lot of people.
We live in a very fast-paced
world. We want everything now,
and expect quality in the process.
We want the "most bang for our
buck," so we set goals and quotas
and expect everyone to meet them
while adjusting to the stress in-
volved in the process at the same

Quality and speed are often not
compatible, yet our world is living
under the illusion we can have
both and have them cheaply. How-
ever, the human body is not a ma-
chine and needs several things to
function at its peak, and we tend to
deprive it of most of them.
Adequate sleep and good nutri-
tion, enough quiet and limited stress
to foster concentration, and enough

time to perform tasks carefully are
usually not part of daily routine for
most of us. Studies indicate the
majority of Americans don't get
enough sleep, don't eat right, and
are distracted by a myriad of mod-
em conveniences, and until we un-
derstand and change our mentality,
costly mistakes will continue to be

& Pastor V.A. 'Vic' Givens
Missionary Marie Ruise Mitchell

Sunday, February I3 at 6:30 pm
Sanderson Community Center (Voting Bldg.)
Come and be blessed by the word of God!!
"God made a difference so we can make a difference"

Come and magnify the Lord and worship with us
Glen Fiendship Tabernacle
Clinton Ave. Glen St. Mary
WJXR Radio Service Sunday 8:30 am
Morning Worship Service 10:30 am
Children's Church 11:30 am
Evangelistic 6:00 pm
Bible Study (Wed.) 7:30 pm
Rev. Albert Starling Home: 259-3982 Church: 259-6521

Fifth St. &259-6931
Macclenny C'..^ N N Y:

Sunday Morning Worship 9:30am Wednesday Adult, Youth & F.U.E.L.
Kiaz Biz Children's Service 9:30 am Youth & Rangers7:00 pm
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Nursery provided for all services.
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Westside series of orientations forfall '05 kindergarten
Teacher Tonyia Rowan goes over the fundamentals of reading and understanding books before this group of four-year-olds who will enter
Westside Elementary's kindergarten program next fall Ms. Rowan and fellow teacher Bonnie Jones put together the program the evening
of February 7, part of a series of readiness sessions attended on an optional basis by children and parents. The group also toured the cafe-
teria. Employees from varied departments at the school take time with the children to familiarize them and parents with the aim at making
the transition into school next fall less threatening and more familiar The sessions will run through the end of the school year

Garden club
meets Thursday
The next meeting of the Garden
Club will be on February 10 at
10:00 am at the.Mathis House,
Glen St. Mary Nurseries.
Take CR 125 south to the en-
trance of the Glen St. Mary Nurs-
eries. Go right through a wooded
area and the Mathis House is the
first building on the left. Parking is
located on the right side of'the
Dr. and Mrs. Kyle Brown will
be in charge of the program. The
subject will be their tours of Euro-
pean gardens.
For information, call Dr. Brown
at 259-2754 or Lane Altom at 259-
7832. We look forward to seeing
everyone there.

4-H Clubs are
enrolling members
Are you interested in horses and
livestock? How about clogging and
crafts? If so, 4-H is for you!
4-H allows youth ages 5-18 to
explore their interests through dif-
ferent project work. Baker Coun-
ty's clubs for 2005 are Boots and
Bits, Cloverbuds, Cloverleaf Clog-
gers, Hands and Hooves, Sharp
Shooters, Livestock and Crafty
Kids. Club meetings are held eve-
nings during the week.
To enroll, you only need to fill
out an enrollment form-no fees.
For more information, call Ste-
fanie Smith at 259-3520.

Get help with taxes
WorkSource is the local free tax
help source if you qualify. To qual-
ify, you must have had:
S More than one qualifying child
lived with you and you earned less
than $34,458 or.$35,458 if married.
V One qualifying child lived
with you and you earned less than
$30,338 or $31,338 if married.
V No children living with you
and you earned less than $11,490
or $12,490 if married.
The volunteer tax preparers are
located on 1184 S. 6th Street in
Macclenny. For more information,
call 632-0600 or 866-318-0211.

LCCC 'Who's
Who' students
Four Baker County students are
included among 50 from Lake
City Community College in the
2005 edition of Who's Who Among
Students in American Junior Col-
Jessica Crews, Lacey Griffis,
Ashley McGlew and Tanner Shar-
man were chosen on the basis of
academic achievement, service to
the community, leadership in ex-
tracurricular activities and poten-
tial for continued success.
The directory has been publish-
ed annually since 1934.

Birthday thanks
Mere words can't express my
gratitude for the "royal" birthday
celebration held at the Franklin
Mercantile last week for my big 5-0.
I was truly queen for the day! Spe-
cial thanks to my family and friends
who worked so hard to make it
possible. I'll always treasure the
memories of the day and words of
Congratulations to Teresa
Charles, winner of the $50 gift cer-
I'm blessed beyond measure,

Historical society
The Baker County Historical
Society invites everyone to come
see what they're all about.
You are invited to visit and look
for your ancestors in their exten-
sive records. The society is open
the second and fourth Tuesday
from 1:00-4:00 pm and Saturdays
from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Thank you
My heartfelt thanks go out to
the unidentified woman who re-
trieved my purse from the Winn-
Dixie parking lot last Friday night
and turned it in-totally intact. I tru-
ly appreciate your kindness and in-

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Thanks for help
Baker County Special Olympics
would like to recognize Macclen-
ny's Women of the Moose and the
Loyal Order of the Moose for their
support and donations to help the
Special Olympic Unified Bowling
Team attend national competition
in Baton Rouge, La., February 9-12.

for the week of
February 14-18
MONDAY: Super@ doughnut with milk and
TUESDAY: Sausage biscuit with milk and
WEDNESDAY: Cereal. and toast with milk
and juice.
THURSDAY: Waffles with syrup with milk
and juice.
FRIDAY: Pancake and sausage on a stick
with syrup with milk and juice.
MONDAY: Turkey sandwich or pork and
rice casserole, choice of two: French fries, squash,
applesauce and milk.
TUESDAY: Pepperoni pizza or ham with
macaroni and cheese with roll, choice of two:
green peas, veggies and dip, fruit and milk.
WEDNESDAY: Hot dog or burrito, choice
of two: coleslaw, fruit choice, ice cream and milk.
THURSDAY: Spaghetti with sauce and
bread or corndog, choice of two: salad, hash-
brown wedges, peaches with cookie and milk.
FRIDAY: Pork stir fry with rice and roll or
grilled chicken sandwich,choice of two: lettuce
and tomato slice, carrots, pineapple and milk.

The following activities are
A scheduled in Baker County
schools for the week of February
14-18. This listing may be in-
C complete and subject to change
Without notice.

I *February 14: KIS- Spring
2 pictures.
February 15: BCHS- Base-
ball vs. Middleburg (H) at 5:00
, pm. Softball vs. Lake City (H)
A 6:00 pm. BCMS- Softball at Su-
wannee County at 4:00 pm.
B February 16: District Wide-
C Early out day for school im-
provement nieetings.
SFebruary 17: BCHS- Base-
ball vs. Hamilton County (H) at
2 5:00 pm. BCMS- Softball vs.
3 Wilkinson (H) at 4:30 pm. KIS-
Field trip to Olustee battlefield.
ME- "Cool Cat" awards.
A February 18: BCHS- Soft-
Sball at Lake Butler at 6:00 pm.

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.

Congratulations to Sheena Monds
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Sheena graduated Magna Cum Laude
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and English Literature. Jill graduated
with a B.S. degree'in Nursing. After
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pursues a P.h.D. in English and
Women's Studies. Jill plans to pursue
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To appear in Jacksonville

Entertainment Editor
Now that Sir Paul, Black Eyed
Peas, Willie Nelson, Alicia Keys,
Gretchen Wilson, Gladys Knight,
Paris Hilton, Ashton Kutcher,
Gene Hackman, Adam Sandler, 50
Cent, Snoop Dogg, President Clin-
ton and the rest of the heavy glow
celebrities are gone with the Super
Bowl hype and $3300 tickets, it's
time for things to get back to nor-
mal around here.
Normal means fewer concerts
and events, and more down-home
music than we got during the Su-
per Bowl festivities. But that does-
n't mean there's nothing to do in
the next week or so-it just means
you won't be forking out $250 a
ticket to do it.
If you've been hiding in your
house and avoiding Jacksonville
like the plague while all this has
been going on, there are a couple
df good events coming to the area
if you're ready to get back on 1-10
Rhonda Vincent and the Rage
will highlight the Palatka Blue-
grass Festival, February 10, 11,
and 12 at the Rodeheaver Boys'
Ranch. Joining the IBMA Female
Vocalist of the Year will be The
Lewis Family, The Osbome Broth-
ers and a dozen other acts. Call
706-864-7203 for ticket informa-
The Alhambra Dinner Theatre
has the musical Cabaret opening
this weekend. Cabaret is a racy
and tuneful look at the decadent
pre-World War II years in Berlin:
It is a fun musical with a strong
story. Call 641-1212 for ticket in-
Comic Sinbad brings his stand-
up act to the Florida Theatre this
Thursday, February 10. Sinbad is a
very funny guy and a lot more
family-oriented than some comics.
He starred in Jingle All The Way,
and was in Unnecessary Rough-

Fire safety

tips in wake



The four hurricanes that blasted
Florida last fall have left the po-
tential for increased forest fire
damage in their wake.
Many once-scenic stands of
trees are now tangled masses of
trunks and limbs, and the addition-
al debris will make wildfires more
difficult to control and more dan-
gerous for firefighters.
Many trees damaged by high
winds or inundated by heavy rains
are expected to die from insect and
disease infestations over the next
two years. This possibility, com-
bined with tinder-dry grasses and
frost-damaged brush, means con-
ditions in Florida are conducive to
an active wildfire season. People
who visit parks or forests are urged
to be especially careful with light-
ed materials, such as cigarettes.
Also, smoke from wildfires can
contribute to reduced visibility on
the highways. The best decision is
to not drive in poor visibility. If
smoke or fog is encountered on the
highway, motorists should slow
down, turn on the low-beam head-
lights and remain alert.
When visibility deteriorates to
the point that continued travel is
unsafe, motorists are advised to
pull all the way off the roadway
and turn on emergency flashers
until the smoke subsides.
Extra care should be taken
when burning yard trash outdoors.
Outdoor burning to reduce yard
trash and household paper prod-
ucts is allowed in most Florida
counties (daylight hours only) pro-
vided the fire is enclosed in a non-
combustible container or excavat-
ed pit and covered by a metal mesh
or grill.
The fire must be located away
from any occupied buildings and
any nearby woodlands and must
be attended at all times. Residents
are urged to contact the Division
of Forestry office in Glen St. Mary
(259-3997) to find out if weather
conditions make outdoor burning
Wildfires can occur throughout
the year in Florida, but the most
active part of the wildfire season is
usually January through May.
Florida averages about 5000 wild-
fires each year. Since January 1,
there have been 191 wildfires that
burned 1547 acres. Many of those
were the result of escaped outdoor
yard trash burning.

ness and Houseguest as well as the
television sitcom A Different
World. Sinbad will perform at 8
pm. Tickets are $32.50 and $37.50;
call 355-2787 for information.
Next week, Stephanie Powers
will star in Rodgers and Hammer-
stein's classic, The King and I.
Powers.was a very big star of tele-
vision and movies in the 1970s
and plays the role of Anna (made
famous by Deborah Kerr). Powers
and The King and I will be at the
Times Union Center February 15-
20. Call 632-3373 for ticket infor-
The Jacksonville Symphony will
perform one of the great works of
classical music February 11 and 12
at the Jacoby Symphony Hall. The
JSO will take on Beethoven's Fifth
Symphony. Concert times are 11 am
and 8 pm on the 1lth and 8 pm on
the 12th. Call 354-5547 for ticket

Prelude to

Battle event
An historian who is nearing
completion of a documentary
movie in the Civil War in Florida
will be the guest speaker the eve-
ning of February 11 at the Baker
County courthouse, a runup to the
annual Olustee Battle re-enact-
ment the following weekend.
Brian Terrell has been working
for more than three years on the
.film February Sundown and will
show a promo and answer ques-
tions during the two hour program
that begins at 7:00.'
He will appear at the third an-
nual Prelude to Olustee sponsored
by the Baker County Historical
Society and the Capt. Winston
Stephens Camp #2041 of Mac-
The film is billed as "an objec-
tive, educational yet passionate"
look at the Civil War era in the
state, including the battles of Pen-
sacola, Natural Bridge and Olus-
February Sundown is over 24
hours of footage of sites and pho-
tos, living histories, battle re^-
enactments, antebellum homes,
gravesites and other scenes.
A copy of the movie will even-
tually be donated to the Olustee
Battlefield Museum and clips will
be downloadable from the Citizen
Support website.
The program is open to the pub-

Relay for Life
meetings start
Baker Countians are invited to
attend meetings leading to the Re-
lay for Life, a community event to
raise money for the American Can-
cer Society.
The next meeting is on Thurs-
day, February 17 at 6 pm at the
Macclenny Women's Club. The 18
hour Relay will start at noon April
2. There will be games for children
while parents do their laps, plus
other activities.
The money raised at the Relay
for Life benefits our area for pa-
tient services, education, advocacy
and research. For questions, contact
Relay chairman Amanda Molina at
amolina@townes.net or 403-7533.

Signs up as a
helicopter cadet
Dustan Oliver has contracted un-
der the Army ROTC Helicopter
Flight Training Program at the
University of North Dakota at
Grand Forks.
The training program allows ca-
dets to continue flight certifications
and attend college at the same
time. They earn Federal Aviation
Administration private helicopter,
commercial helicopter and instru-
ment ratings during a three-year
scholarship program, and upon
graduation from college are com-
missioned as second lieutenants in
the U,S: Army.
Cadet Oliver is the son of James
and Nancy Oliver of Sanderson,
and a 2003 graduate of Baker
County High School.

An article last week incorrectly
stated the park from which the
Baker County Commission will
harvest timber. It is the Cuyler par-

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February 21st at 7:00 pm
Baker County Fairgrounds
Come let us showiyou our products and services available
Specialist will be there to answer all of your animal nutrition needs.
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ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.

Any person with a disability requiring reasonable accom-
modation in order to participate in this meeting should call
(904) 259-3777 or fax a written request to (904) 259-
5464. If you are hearing impaired and require the services
of an interpreter, please call at least one week prior to the
meeting and the Town will arrange to provide that service
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Notice is hereby given that the proposed Ordinance No. 2005-02
whose title appears below, will be considered for enactment by the
Town Council of the Town of Glen St. Mary, on Tuesday, February 15,
2005 at 7:00 pm, or as soon thereafter'as may be heard, at Town
Hall, Glen St. Mary, Florida. A copy of the proposed ordinance may be
inspected by any member of the public at Town Hall, Glen St. Mary,
Florida. Anyone wishing to be heard should appear at the meeting.


Persons are advised that if they decide to appeal any decision
made at this meeting/hearing, they will need a record of the proceed-
ings, and for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim
Record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimo-
ny and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

Any person with a disability requiring reasonable accommodation
in order to participate in this meeting should call (904) 259-3777 or
fax a written request to (904) 259-5464. If you are hearing impaired
and require the services of an interpreter, please call at least one
week prior to the meeting and the Town will arrange to provide that
service for you.



Notice is hereby given that the proposed ordinance
whose title hereinafter appears will be brought up for public
hearing on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 7:00 pm, at Town
Hall of Glen St. Mary, 10046 South Glen Avenue, Glen St.
Mary Florida, 32040. Copies of said ordinance may be in-
spected by any member of the public at Town Hall, address
stated above. On the date above mentioned, all interested
parties may appear and be heard with respect to this pro-
posed ordinance, which is titled as follows:

An ordinance of the Town of Glen St.
Mary providing for a rezoning request by
Tropical Equipment for the following prop-
erties: Block 3 lots 1, 3 through 12 from
Low Density Residential to General Indus-
trial and Lot 2 from Medium Density to
General Industrial.

Persons are advised that if they decide to appeal any de-
cision made at this meeting/hearing, they will need a record
of the proceedings, and for such purpose, they may need to

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beat Eagles

to break

loss streak
The Wildcat boys basketball
team got a much needed victory
on Homecoming Night February
5, soaring past Episcopal 54-43.
The win ended a five game los-
ing streak, and raised the Cats'
record to 6-15.
The team's February 8 game at
Middleburg ended too late to be
included in this issue.
The Cats close the regular sea-
son with two home games Feb-
ruary 10 against Potter's House
Academy and February 11 against
Potter's House defeated the
Wildcats twice in December, in-
cluding the Florida First Coast
Classic at the Baker High gym.
Meanwhile, Sandalwood is
ranked in the state 6A top ten.
The district tournament, which
is scheduled to begin February 15,
represents the Wildcats' final op-
portunity to salvage their season.
In their homecoming game
against Episcopal, the Cats were
led by Bo Clayton's 19 points.
He hit three three-pointers in
the first quarter to push his team to
a 13-6 lead. He had four treys
The Eagles' deliberate offense
found few open paths to the basket
against the Cats' zone defense.
In the second quarter, however,
they were able to open up a little
when Baker switched to a man-to-
man. At the half, the Wildcats led
They came out of the locker
room strong, running to a 40-25
lead by the end of the third quarter.
The Cats, however, got a little
loose and let Episcopal back into
the game.
With 4:17 to go, the Eagles
were down 44-35.
A Baker County turnover led to
a bucket and free throw to bring
the visitors to within six.
In their next possession, the
Cats missed a shot, but got the ball
back on a steal.
A couple of scores inside by
Andrew Bowman stopped Episco-
pal's momentum. Bowman scored
seven in the game.
With 1:36 to play, the Eagles
.made a final run, hitting a three off
a Wildcat turnover, then a two af-
ter getting possession on a held
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Andrew Bowman whiffs on this rebound attempt against the Warriors.

The Cats led 49-43 with less
than a minute to go.
After a Baker free throw, Epis-
copal missed repeated chances on
offensive rebounds.
Supporting Clayton's game
high 19, Andrew Johnson scored
10 and Dustin Combs 6 on a cou-
ple of treys.
In contrast to Episcopal's leth-
argic offense, West Nassau domi-
nated the Wildcats, 76-66, Febru-
ary 4 in Glen St. Mary.
The closeness of the final score
was not indicative of the one-sided

The Warriors took a 67-48 lead
into the fourth quarter, but Baker
picked up garbage-time points to
made the final appear respectable.
West Nassau was nearly unstop-
pable from outside, hitting nine
three-pointers, scoring nearly at
will through the first three quar-
The Cats losing streak started in
Callahan January 21 and rose to
five with their home loss to the
Warriors prior to the Episcopal
win the following night.
Clayton again led the Cats,
scoring 17. including two treys.
Amndcrw Jolin:o1n had 12.

The Baker County High School
girls basketball team lost to Epis-
copal 54-34 in the first round of
the district tournament February 8,
closing out a disappointing yet ul-
timately hopeful season.
The game, played at Episcopal,
capped off a winless season for the
First-year coach Franklin Grif-
fis, however, said his young play-
ers gained invaluable experience
that will serve the team well over
the next couple of years.
"We learned what it takes to
play on the high school level," he
He pointed out that his fresh-
men now have a year of experi-
ence playing against much older
Entering the season, even the
upperclassmen did not have a lot
of experience, he said.
The Wildcats lose four seniors -
Sabrina Tuttle, Cara Givens,
Sharhonda Dinkins and Kylee
Canaday although usually just
Canaday starts.
Griffis, who coached YMCA
basketball, said he also learned
what it takes to coach at the high
school level, although he's been an
assistant coach in other sports.
He'll be working to get the girls
set up in a summer league, or at
least open the gym, so they can
continue to work on their skills.
He'll also target the team's two
major weaknesses lack of condi-
tioning and aggressiveness.
"I'll encourage them to do a lit-
tle more running, maybe go out for
cross-country," he said. "We were
relegated to playing a half-court
He said he'd also like to see

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Kylee Canaday grimaces in pain as Wildcat Coach Franklin Griffis checks out an injury to
her hand during the Cats' last game of the regular season, a loss to Columbia County.

them hit the weight room.
"Part of our problem was intim-
idation although part of that was
because we were so inexperi-
enced," he said. "We need to be
more aggressive, but I don't want
a bunch of thugs."
Looking ahead, he said, "I'm
excited about these next couple of

Don't go it alone
The Baker County
Cancer Support Group
First Tuesday of month
7:00 pm
Baker County Health Department

The Baker County Board of Counit;Commis$ionersiand
City of Macclenny have adopted ar ordinance ll6in:g an
If you meet the following criteria, you may qualify for an additional HtiNitead
Exemption in Baker County. This additional exemption is for the portion of your tax
bill associated with the Board of County Commissioners &'City of Mafdcenny only.
Property owner must be 65 years or Older.
Total adjusted household income must ie $e 3,
Must apply bi
Must qualify for or currently ee ng
Hom.estead Exe iption.:
For additional information cali
(904) 259-3191
.' ` s Tim Sweat, CFA
,$ Property Appraiser


Every person who has legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains it as his permanent
residence as of January 1, 2005 may be entitled to $25,000 Homestead Exemption.
To Apply 1 It you are a new ho01meI, ner. you must lapply to the propeiTv appraiser in person .:.
2 'ou rnust have ad eed or agreement fr deed Ic the property
3 If you have a mobile home. vou must have a title or registration to the mobile home in your name

Automatic Renewal if your homestead statual hia rno I' h.ainqi renewal ic automatic effecltve January 1 ,-
Agricultural Classification ReturrnIs muL:. ble tledl withi thie Property Appraiser betrveern January 1 and Mvlarch 1 1t
S iof the current 13. yVear Only 3arns which are used tor brona. tle purposes shall te iclass.iled agricultural j'.'
'.' Tangible Personal Property Returns nflSt be tiled pri:ir In April 1 to avoid penaties i i,-

Other Exemptions Widow/Widower Disability Senior Citizens E.-mption ot up to $25 000 for per- ,
' sons 65 years or older with income nlot to e ..eed $22.693 must contact the property appraiser Also senior ev
. emption (65 years of ager may apply for special a-.n.simenr discount Disabled veterans are entitled to an addi-
' tional $5.000 exemption with proof ot dirsabiliry ,
S For your convenience, the Property Appraiser's Office will extend office hours starting Monday, .
February 21 thru Tuesday, March 1 from 8:30 am until 6:00 pm and Saturday, February 26 from It
9:00 am until 1:00 pm. t
For assistance, please contact the Property Apprii.er- Oitli:e at 31 2 1 Fith Sr in Ma:cclenny or call 259-3191 ..,
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, February 10, 2005 Page Sixteen-B

Linster plays

for Tam USA

in title game

SPress Sports
Kris Linster of Baker County
saw quite a bit of playing time in
the Super Bowl-related Global Ju-
nior Championships, held in con-
junction with the Super Bowl.
Linster was part of Team USA,
which lost to Canada in the cham-
pionship game February 5. Teams
from Mexico, Japan and France
also participated.
Linster said there were differ-
ences between high school play
and international play.
"The main difference was they
were bigger and faster," he said,
adding that "it was weird hearing
them call off cadence in a foreign
In the first round game on
Wednesday, Linster.played de-
In the Round Robin phase on
February 8, he played on defense
and special teams.
For Baker High this season,
Linster played quarterback and
Team USA, which was coach-
ed by Corky Rogers of The Bolles
School, went 3-1 in the first
round February 2, shutting out
Mexico 21-0, France 19-0 and
Japan 31-0. Their only loss came
from Canada 14-7.
The games were played at
In the championship game,
Team USA again lost a squeaker
to Canada 38-35.

Video screen batting practice: BCHS assistant softball coach Chris Armoreda goes over individual batting techniques by using compari-
son videos with Wildcat players Sarah Bradley, Kassie Crews and Jessie Jenkins.

Frosh hold key to season

Wildcats girls softball coach
Cheryl Nunn enters the season
hoping that hard work can com-
pensate for youth and that the
team's offense can live up to its
She's also gotta hope that Ash-
ley Norman's arm doesn't fall off.
The Cats, who host their Pre-
season Classic February 12 at the
high school field, are led by four
seniors returning from last year's
team, which finished with a win-
ning record.
Among those is Norman, who
is likely to pitch nearly every if
not every game this season, as
she did last year.

Sports Week

Honorable Mention
Congratulations to four BCHS
lady lifters who qualified for state
competition at DeLand High School
February 12. Good luck ladies!
STaylor Nix won' the 110-pound'
weight class with a combined score
of 235 pounds (125-pound bench
press/110-pound clean and jerk).
Brooke Arzie took third in the 119-
pound class with a score of 220
(110/110). Allison Carter won the
169-pound class with a'score of 300
(155/145). Sabrina Tuttle took third
in the 183-pound class, scoring 290

February 15, 18,19
BCHS boys basketball district
February 15
BCMS softball at Suwannee
County at 4:30 pm.
BCHS softball vs. Lake City,
6:00 pm.
February 17
BCHS baseball vs. Hamilton
County, 5:00 pm.
BCMS softball vs. Wilkinson,
4:30 pm.
February 18
BCHS softball at Lake Butler,
6:00 pm.
To add an event, call 259-2400
or email to bcpress@nefcom.net.

Nunn said she has a couple of
backups just in case, but will likely
go with the talented Norman.
"Pitching will matter," she said,
adding that a couple of times last
year, Norman's arm got sore when
she had to pitch on consecutive
days. The results weren't good.
In addition to Norman, the other
seniors are Jessie Jenkins, Sarah
Bradley and Kylee Canaday.
The coach said she will be rely-
ing on youngsters to provide sup-
port. More than a third of the ros-
ter are freshmen.
"We may start slow because
we're kind of young in some ar-
eas," she said at practice February
8. "But these kids have big hearts
and are working hard, very hard."
Nunn, who is starting her sev-
enth season as head coach, said
her players seem to be more confi-
dent about their hitting, which was
a weakness last year.
Assistant coach Chris Armoreda
has been working with the girls on




Starting at 6:30 pm

In the Little League Board Room at the Knabb Sports Complex
Ages 7-12 Bring a glove Tryouts at Major Field
Still accepting late sign-ups during tryouts.
Junior/Senior (13-16) will have an additional signup at a later date.

their technique, even using com-
parison videos of their swings.
Nunn said her strength as a
coach is defense, which, not coin-
cidentally, was her team's strength
last year.
If the Wildcats are to find suc-
cess this year, they'll likely need to
be clicking in all aspects of the
game, given that they are in what
Nunn called "one of the toughest,
if not the toughest district in the
She said West Nassau was a
state finalist last year and that Clay
is just as good. Bolles also is a top
program. Only Episcopal is not
among the elite teams.
The Wildcats kick off the Clas-
sic Saturday at 9:00 am against
Middleburg, then take the field
again at 3:00 pm to play Paxon.
For more information about the
team, go to http://bchsladycats.tri-

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Baker County is considering applying to the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA)
for a Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) of up to $750,000.00.
These funds must be used for one of the following purposes:

1. To benefit low and moderate-income persons; or

2. To aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight; or

3. To meet other community development needs of recent origin having a particular
urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or wel-
fare of the community and where other financial resources are not available to meet such

The categories of activities for which these funds may be used are in the areas of housing,
neighborhood revitalization, commercial revitalization, or economic development and include
such improvement activities as acquisition of real property, loans to private-for-profit business,
purchase of machinery and equipment, construction of infrastructure, rehabilitation of houses
and commercial buildings, and energy conservation. Additional information regarding the
range of activities that may be undertaken will be provided at the public hearing.

For each activity that is proposed, at least 51% of the funds must benefit low and moderate-
income persons.

In developing an application for submission to DCA, Baker County must plan to minimize dis-
placement of persons as a result of planned CDBG activities. In addition, Baker County is
required to develop a plan to assist displaced persons.

The public hearing to receive citizen views concerning the community's economic and commu-
nity development needs will be held at the Baker County Board of Commissioners Chambers,
55 North Third Street, Macclenny, FL 32063, on Monday, February 21, 2005, at 5:01 p.m. For
information concerning the public hearing, contact Jason Griffis, County Manager, Baker
County, 55 North Third Street, Macclenny, FL 32063, (904) 259-3613.

The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any handicapped
person requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually impaired should contact
Jason Griffis at least five calendar days prior to the meeting and an interpreter will be provid-
ed. Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should contact
Jason Griffis at least five calendar days prior to the meeting and a language interpreter will be
provided. To access a Telecommunication Device for Deaf Persons (TDD), please call (800)
955-8771. Any handicapped person requiring special accommodation at this meeting should
contact Jason Griffis at least five calendar days prior to the meeting.

A Fair Housing Workshop will be conducted immediately after the public hearing on the same
date at the same location.


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'Wings over Swamp'

observance this Saturday

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ser-
vice invites the public to celebrate
Wings Over the Swamp on Febru-
ary 12 at the east entrance of Oke-
fenokee National Wildlife Refuge,
There will be boat tours, a butter-
fly display, crafts, a bird walk, and
an evening Owl Prowl during this
all-day celebration of birds and
The event begins at 8 am with a
two-hour wildlife observation ex-
cursion by boat. Egrets, herons,
hawks, cranes and alligators are fre-
quently encountered and the swamp
scenery is always spectacular.
A 11'/2 hour beginners bird walk
begins at 10:30 am. Learn how to
look and listen for more than 200
bird species that may be found in
the refuge.
Throughout the day there will
be exhibits, movies, bird and but-
terfly activities taking place at the
Visitor Center. Activities include
making a pine cone bird feeder,
discovering how birds use their
beaks, and programs with live rap-
tors and butterflies.
Two special events will occur in
the evening: a sunset boat tour
from 4:30-7:00 pm, and a 11/2 mile
round trip stroll starting at 5:00 pm
from the picnic area into Chesser
Prairie to watch the sunset from
Owl's Roost Tower. Space is limit-
ed for this program, so reserva-
tions are required by 4:00 pm Sat-

Coming up at the

YMCA Membership
The Baker Counmn' Y3CA
offers a balanced approach to
living a healthier and happier
life. Ile offer free fitness ori-
entanaion, nutritional counsel-
ing. group e.Iercise, },oa and
,tilter spcialr classes. } a/e.
and adult sports, cmild care,
teen and family activities, 30
minute workout programs,
and volunteer opportunities
are all at ailable at the e 1ICA.
MAake a commitment to vour-
self and acliev'e your goals
W'ili the help of the profes-
sional stafl. Stop by and
receive a FREE5 day guest
pass. Contac .4nna Lewis for
any fhirther questions.
Programs and
Outspok'n .-Are YOU with
u.s? Meetings are every other
Thursday .from 7-8 pm.
Leaders Club Trali, travel,
and learn Yl ICA leadership,
working with children and
attending weekend workshops.
TG.I.F for teens Every
Friday nig/t, 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 fil for only $5.
For aniy thrther questions, call
Chris Slitsmger at 259-0898.
YMCA Spring Soccer
Late registration has started
for YM1C4 Spring Soccer for
ages 4-17. Registration will
end on Februar 1 7.
Registration fees are S30 for
members and S 70 for program
participants. If 'you are inter-
ested in coaching,. come by
and we w ill get 'you coaching.
For any further questions,
contact James Thomas.
Really Caring
Scholarships Available
No one is turned aiway fiom
the AIMC(A for the
inability to pay. The YAICA
offers financial aid
scholarships for families,
adults, teens, and vouth
to be able to enjoy member-
ship, sports, day camp,
programs, and much more!
Come b' today to appliv at
the YMCA Front Desk.

For more information.
call the YMCA
at 259-0898.
Activity scholarships available
Hours 5:30 am-8:00 pm M F
8:00 am-1:00 pm Saturday

For the walks and boat tours,
please dress appropriately and
bring binoculars. Bring a flashlight
for the evening activities.
A fee is charged for entering the
refuge before 3:00 pm. All pro-
grams and activities are free ex-
cept for boat tours. Okefenokee
Adventures is offering discounted
prices for boat tours if seats are re-
served by Friday, February 11; call
Okefenokee Adventures at (912)
The Visitor Center and Okefe-
nokee Adventures are located 12
miles southwest of Folkston,
Georgia, off Highway 121/23. For
more information about this and
other special events, call (912)
496-7836 or visit the website at

Safety is

urged for

child riders
February 13-19 is Child Passen-
ger Safety Week, and parents are
urged to be sure children are safely
buckled into their car seats, wheth-
er heading to the grocery store or a
family outing.
Nearly 1200 children under the
age of 10 were killed in car crash-
es in 2003 across the nation. Plac-
ing children in the proper safety
seats and restraints dramatically
decreases the likelihood of injury
or death during a car crash. But to
be effective, those restraints must
be used correctly.
The National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration recommends
booster seats for children from
about age four to at least eight
years old, and for those who weigh
40 pounds or less, or are shorter
than 4 feet 9 inches tall. Many
people also do not realize that chil-
dren 12 years or younger should
always ride in the backseat of a ve-
hicle. In a car crash, children seat-
ed in front could be severely injur-
ed or killed by the force of deploy-
ing air bags, which also endanger
infants in rear-facing child safety
seats fastened in the front passen-
ger seat.
Additional ways to ensure chil-
dren are properly secured is to re-
view the safety seat installment in-
structions and the vehicle owner's
manual or have your child safety
seats checked at a Child Safety
Seat Inspection Station. Visit the
NHTSA Web site at www.nhtsa.-
gov/cps/cpsfitting to find an in-
spection station near you.

Late January land sales

The following land transactions
were recorded in the Baker County
courthouse January 15-31. Values
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-
Darrell & James Crews to Lawrence
Jr. & Precious Campbell, in Scrub Oak
Plantation, $60,000.
Robert & Martha Thomas to Denise
Fryer, in S7 T3S R21E, $62,500.
Billy Wilkerson to Dennis Hayes, in
S2 T2S R22E, $20,000.
Mike Gallion to Larry & Leona
Smith, in Forest Glen, $160,000.
Robert Gilbert to LaBeuna Farms
Inc., in Mount Holly, $350.
Frances & Gary Hubbard to Jean
Reaves, 8 lots in Camp Osceola.
Gwendolyn McCauley, Earl Jr. &
George Knabb, Jane Rhoden & William
Knabb Trust to Jamie & Jane Rhoden,
Robert & Krystal Rhoden, in Macclenny
II Unit 2.
Luanne Williams to Betty Brown, in
S33 T2S R21E. -
Donnie Starling to John Starling II,
in S5 T3S R21E.
John Starling II to Donnie Starling,
in S5 T3S R21E.
Linda Alvarez & Edward Taylor to
Christopher, Joe & Betty Crews, in S2
T2S R21E, $30,000.
Long Branch Farms LLC to Christo-
pher, Joe & Betty Crews, in) S2 T2S
Long Branch Farms LLC to Fred
Taylor & Linda Alvarez, in S2 T2S
E. John Jasonek Jr. to Rock Con-
tractors Inc., in The Hills of Glen,
Gina Gatlin to Scott & Karen Love,
in Old Nursery Plantation, $430,000.
Diane Guerry to William Guerry, in
William Guerry to Diane Guerry, in
S5 T3S R22E.
Norman & Mary Ruise to Angela
Parker & Sateria Ruise, in S36 T2S
R20E, $5990.
William & Bernice Crawford to An-
nie Burnsed & Kelly Crawford, in S26
T2S R21E.
Wildon & Lillian Cook to Earthworks
of Northeast Florida Inc., in S29 T2S
R22E, $185,000.
Nancy Harmon to John Sr. & Regina
SBass, in Gadsden Heights, $94,000.
Associates Financial Services of Amer-
ica Inc. to John & Carol Lohr, in Old
Nursery Plantation; $60;029.-
Anita Gerson to Ronald & Judith
Smith, in Lewis Subdivision.
William Whidden to Maxie Townsend,
in River Country Estates, $26,933.47.
Harold & Carolyn Keen to Patricia
Fish, in S34 T1S R20E, $65,000.
CDD Investments to MacGlen Build-
ers Inc., 2 lots in Copper Creek Hills III,
$22,000 each.
Glen Plantation LTD to Aron Carter,
in Quail Hollow, $78,000.
James & Dale Yarborough, Step;hen
& Lisa Braddy to Georgia Monfort, in
S7 T2S R22E, $40,000.
Glen Plantation LTD to Stephen
Carter, in Quail Hollow, $26,000.
Lois Goethe to Lois Goethe, Eugene

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We accent call-ins 259-3100

& Elizabeth Blount, in Turkey Creek
Retreat H, $24,500.
Anderson & Conner Inc. to Edward
Jr. & Edna Brown, in Macclenny I Unit
3, $35,000.
David Hillman & Laura Wiggles-
worth to Allen & Sherrill Bongers, in S31
T3S R21E, $100,000.
L. Bryon Bones to David Hillman &
Laura Wigglesworth, in S31 T3S R21E.
MacGlen Builders Inc. to Mollie
Johnson, in Copper Creek Hills III,
Glen Plantation LTD to Hulon Strick-
land Jr., in The Farms at Cuyler, $40,000.
Gayle Rhoden to Glenn Rhoden, in
S25 T2S R20E.
Gloria Graves to Mark & Vonda
Crews, in Macclenny, $20,000.
Paula Barton to P. Timothy Thrift, in
S20 T2S R22E.
Elizabeth Moran to Thomas & Eliza-
beth Moran, in S1 T3S R21E.
Stanley & Linda Monds to Michelle
& Betty Merritt, in Davis Park Subdivi-
sion, $25,000.
H. Bentley Rhoden to Jarrett Jacobs,
in Timberlane, $129,000.
Richard Sweat to David Kensey, in
S35 T1N R20E, $76,000.
Teresa & Gary James to Jason Bas-
sile, in Deerwood Estates.
Homes by Gray Inc. to John & Ruth
Powell, in Copper Creek Hills II.
Donald Hank to Lisa Hank, in S1
T2S R22E.

Volunteers sought
for swamp refuge
The Okefenokee National Wild-
life Refuge seeks volunteers to
staff frontline visitor services, pre-
sent educational programs in area
schools, represent the refuge at
various festivals and special events,
and work with state and local gov-
ernments on civic projects.
AmeriCorps workers have as-
sisted with the Folkston Relay for
Life, Kings Bay Naval Base Earth
Day event and Read-A-Loud pro-
grams in area schools, constructed
docks at Banks Lake National Wild-
life Reserve in Lakeland, Georgia,
and cleared canoe trails at Stephen
C. Foster State Park near Fargo.
If interested, contact Gracie
Gooch at Okefenokee NWR, Route
2, Box 3330, Folkston, GA or 912-
496-7366 x224 or by e-mail gra-
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Your sweetheart called she said to
get her Valentine gift at The Franklin
Mercantile gift baskets and certifi-
cates available. 259-6040. 2/10c
Good items for sale! Girl's church
dresses 2T, $75; wood spacesaver
cabinet with hearts $60; toddler slide,
kept out of weather, $25: white long
formal dress, could be wedding. 9/10,
with tags, $50: antique oak wash
stand with spindle legs and pitcher,
$50: additional miscellaneous items,
all in excellent condition. Call Milissa
259-5378 or 626-8817 2/10p
Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece.
excellent condition. Southern Charm
259-4140. 12/9tfc
Wyntone bicycle, heavy duty, Wyn-
nor, between 5-6 years old, S100; Vi-
tamaster Whisper Technology Iread-
mill, heavy duty $150. 259-2354 leave
a message and your call will be re-
turned 2/10p
Antique bookcases, stack of 4 with
glass doors walnut 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-
3737. tfc
Three prom dresses 2 dresses, size
3/4, 1 dress, size 1, $75 each OBO
259-8144. 2/10p
Firewood, great deals on oak. Call Ja-
son 904-5o-C090507 oir lNick 5b8-6687
1 27-2 24p
Butterfly dining table with 6 chairs.
very ornate, fluted legs. rare, small
china cabinet with fluted legs, beautiful
piece, half round foyer console All
pieces are mahogany wood Southern
Charm 259-4140 2/3tfc
Good used appliances. 90 day money
back guarantee 266-4717.

Early 1920 camel back sofa, excellent
condition. $895.Southern Charm 259-
4140 12/9ric
Dining room set. brand new, paid
$2000. asking $1000 259-7892. 2/3tfc
Tanning bed. 2 years old, good bulbs,
$1000 904-408-9257 2/10p
Wonderful bedroom suite, double
bed dresser with mirror, chest, 2 night
stands, mahogany wood. Southern
Charm 259-4140 2/3tfc
15 HP Evinrude. $275. Call after 5-00
pm 259-1707 2/10p
Mahogany fold down table, unique,
$595, side tables and much more
Southern Charm 259-4140. 12/9rfc
Twin bed with frame $25; metal high
chair $15; playpen $25, formal
dresses sizes 14-16, $10, china cabi-
net with table, no chairs, $100. 275-
4563 2/10p
Beautiful mahogany twin headboard,
footboard and rails, $295, pair of twin
headboards footboards and rails,
$295. Mahogany chest Soulhern
Charm 259-4140. 12/9tfc
Older style sleel tree stand. $55 259-
5260. 2/10p
Shopsmith Mark V. model 505. with
accessories $900 negotiable. Yvonne
Hart 259-6867 2/10p
Antique breakfront buffet, breakfront
china cabinet, buffet, large table with 4
chairs all mahogany, can be seen at
Southern Charm 259-4140. 12/91ic
Free 30' round aluminum above
ground pool set up to use or sell for
junk 259-6019. 2/10p

1999 Kia Sportage, low mileage,
loaded, excellent condition. $4500.
838-2648. 2/3-10p
1999 Ford F450 with service body,
diesel, automatic AlC good condition,
$9500. 838-2648 2/3-10p
1993 Cadillac STS. low mileage.
looks like new, lady owned. $4500
838-2648 2/3-1 0p
1980 Ford F800. 370 engine. 5 speed,
2 spare tires. 17' rollback wrecker,
'.,Atnn aR In QOl.o8-6i 2/.inn

1996 Chevrolet Cavalier. 4 door, runs
good, $2200 OBO. 653-1933 or 904-
219-7123. 2/3-10p
1989 Thunderbird, $800 OBO. 259-
4253. 2/10p
1992 Ford F150, 4x4, automatic, good
condition. $4500 OBO. 259-4468
1995 Astro van, a nice custom van
with TV, front and rear a/c, $3850.
571-0913. 2'10p
2003 Ford F150 King Ranch, ex-
tended cab. SWB, black with tan
leather. 4x4, 36,000 miles factory ex-
tended warranty to 75.000 miles,
loaded. $22.500 707-8649 2'10tfc
1996 Pontiac Sunfire. 118,000 miles.
runs great, $1200 OBO 259-1940.
2/' 1 Op
2003 Chevrolet S10. 4 cylinder, auto-
matic, $8500. 275-4121 after 5:00 pm.
2/1 Op

Music lessons in Macclenny! All in-
struments, singing, all ages. 653-
1737. 2/10-17p
For rent: 6x12 dump trailer for rent,
will hold 6 tons construction debris or
any haul off. 259-3084 1/20rfc
Child care, Macclenny II. indoor and
outdoor activities. Monday-Friday
only, 5-00 am-5 30 pm, two years and
up. only three full time children kept
259-3334. 1/20-2/10p
Tree trimming removal and clean up
Licensed and insured. 259-7968
What's under your bed. or in your
closet? I collect guitars Call Lacy
Crews 259-7325 1/6rfc
Do you have a lunk 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
A'Donna Jackson's Income Tax Ser-
vice, low prices for quality work, elec-
tronic filing money in 13 days. Call
759-0884 (Glen St. Mary). 1/27-2/24

Wanted: Roommate, male or female
$110 per week plus deposit lull house
privileges, utilities included. Glen St
Mary. pets OK. 282-0093 2/10p

Purebred Brangus bull with papers. 2
years old very gentle, $2200 firm.
259-9320 2/10p
Chi-Poo, 5 weeks old, $200 grows to
be 8 lbs very tiny dogs 904-962-
2252. 2/10p

Friday 8:00 am-3:00
pm, 121 N., 5 miles
on left, Cooler sale.
Lots of nice stuff,
good prices.
Friday & Saturday
8:00 am-2:00 pm,
7282 CR 23-C. Bunk
beds and bedroom
furniture, sports
equipment, col-
lectibles, many
Christmas items, lots
of miscellaneous. No
Friday & Saturday
8:00 am-?, 7349 W.
Madison St.
Saturday 8:00 am-
?, 121 N. to 23-B.
Baby items, house-
hold items, table and
chairs, too much to
list. Big sale.
Saturday 8:00 am-
?, Fraser Food
Store, Glen. Clothes,
furniture, books.

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Friday & Saturday
7:00 am-noon, Five
miles north on Hwy
121 N. (Londa Thrift
Rd.) Desk, toys, little
girl's clothes, cam-
eras, games, lamps,
framed pictures,
much more. Moving
Saturday 8:00 am-
1:00 pm, Take 125
S. to Andrew St., fol-
low signs. Kid's
clothes, toys, house-
wares, dishes, etc. 2

Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $50 boarding fees will
apply. 259-6786 11/20trfc

Brannen's Bunny Farm for sale. New
Zealand rabbits, assorted Bantam
chickens and boar goals. 275-2177 or
904-838-8261 2/10-3/3p

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Part-time housekeeper/cook, 1-2
days a week, well compensated, refer-
ences. Send resume to P.O. Box 598,
Macclenny, FL 32063. 2/10p
Truck mechanic, 5 years experience,
must have own tools.clean driving
record, benefits offered. Maxville, 289-
7000 Drug free workplace 2/3-10c

Saturday 7:30 am-
?, 480 S. 1st St..
Macclenny. Clothes,
household items and
Saturday 9:00 am-
?, 10994 Rufus Pow-
ers Rd. Boats, trail-
ers, name-brand
clothes, etc.
Saturday 8:00 am-
?, 7935 Madison Dr.
Lots of cheap stuff.
Saturday 8:00 am-
1:00 pm, 901
Jacqueline Circle.
Baby boy clothes,
car carrier and other
baby items, women
and men's clothing,
many other house-
hold items.
Saturday 8:00 am-
noon, 1197 Copper
Creek Dr. Home inte-
rior, kitchen appli-
ances, toys.

Excellent opportunity for a motivat-
ed, qualified person in Baker and sur-
rounding counties. Experience in
sales helpful,,good PT job with full
time potential. Reply with resume and
references to P.O. Box 598, Macclen-
ny, FL 32063. 2/10tfc
Heavy equipment mechanic needed.
5 years experience, must have own
tools, clean driving record. Benefits of-
fered, Maxville area. 289-7000 Drug
free workplace. 2/3-10c
Experienced sheeimetal roofers,
needs driver's license 251-5804 or af-
ter 6:00 pm 259-3757 2/3-24p
Part-time-entry level reporter needed
to help with local sports coverage.
Send resume and references to P.O.
Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063
Window replacement specialist/car-
penter and roofer. 591-2791. 2.'3rfc
Ray's Nursery has openings for 2
weedeaters Call 259-3740 1'20tic
Needed: Detail oriented, subdivision
roadway maintenance crew for com-
pany specializing in erosion control.
Fax resume to 904-275-3292 or call
275-4960. EEO 2/3-10p
Full-time person to do heavy duty
construction site clean up Must have
a valid driver's license with good dri-
ving record and pickup truck for trans-
portation 259-2255. 2i3tfc

260-8153 Specializing in residential homes LAND SERVICES ANNOUNCEMENTS WASTE DISPOSAL, INC.
Custom house plans ens n Land clearing ~ tractor service & INVITATIONS Residential/Commercial
to your specifications 904-838-2389 cell Excavation ~ fill dirt ~ ponds So many options! Garbage pickup for Baker County
Qualified Good References 259-5706 evenings Brush mowing seeding grading See our Catalogs at 259-5692
4/30tfc 1/27-3/17p 386-867-1094 The Office Mart Kent Kirkland, Owner/Operator
HAVE TRACTOR BUG OUT SERVICE Nextel 110 South 5th Street 9/23.-3/23o

Tree removal Light hauling
Stump removal
We haul or buy junk
cars & trucks
We sell horses
Licensed Insured
Free estimates

24 hour service
Call Danny
Jesus is the Only Way
Sand ~ Dirt Slag hauled
904-445-8836 day
904-653-2493 evenings

Since 1963
Residential & Commercial
Pest Control
Lawn & Shrub Care
Termite Protection

Damage repair guarantees
10p Free estimates Call today!
Sentricon Colony
Elimination System

Elizabeth Yarborough
Specializing in new construction
Commercial & Residential

9-8788 ~ Dusine
904-294-8653 ce

We do Barb Wire
Field Fence
Board Fence

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Shingles & metal re-roofs
A&R Roofing
R.K. Muse

!ss Construction, Inc.
ell Custom Homes
2/10-17p *Residential *Commercial
NCE *New construction
*Remodeling *Additions
545-8316 cell
Keith Muse, Owner
11/28tfc CBC#1250391 1/20-2/10p


* Air Conditioners Heat Pumps -
Major Appliances *
24 hour, 7 day emergency service!
Call Vince Farnesi, Owner-Operator
Culverts Installed
Tim Johnson
Residential Irrigation
Box Blade Sod
Free Estimates
904-338-7657 cell
Ask for John or Chuck

2" & 4" wells
Roger Raulerson
After-hours computer repair
Networking, training,
graphic design & writing
Call Cheryl

Septic tanks, Tractor work.
New systems, Repairs,
Sump pumps, Culverts,
Slag hauled & spread
Residential only
Reasonable rates

ln-ground..pools available
We sell & install
DOUGHBOY above-ground pools
Service Renovations Cleaning
Repairs Chemicals Parts
698-E West Macclenny Ave.
(next to Raynor's Pharmacy)
Fall & Winter hours:
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
10 am-6 pm
Saturday 10 am-2 pm

(CPC 053903)


Land clearing demolition
Hauling excavation
Fill dirt ponds

Water Softeners Iron Filters
Sales Rentals Service
Total Water Softener Supplies
Salt Delivery
~ Financing Available ~
797 S. 6th Street, Macclenny


Engineered trusses for your new
Home Barn Shed Etc.
Free Estimates
Free Estimates



All types of pest control
Call Eston, Shannon, Bryan,
Bill or Philip
Beverly Monds Owner

New roofs Roof repairs
Roof replacement
Free estimates
Oils, acrylics, watercolors, canvases,
drawing pads & much more!
110 South Fifth Street

Tractor, lawn & backhoe services
Call for free estimates
Home 259-4191

Cell 424-796!


Experienced painters needed. Must
have tools. 259-5877. 12/30tfc
Assistant operations manager
needed for security company in Jack-
sonville. Must be people oriented and
have strong leadership skills. Call Gid-
dens Security 904-384-8071 or fax re-
sume to 904-389-9931. 2/3-17c
Fiscal assistant needed part-time to
assist fiscal officer in carrying out the
tasks necessary to manage the fiscal
operations of a private, non-profit orga-
nization. Some duties include payroll
preparation, data entry and file man-
agement. Submit applications to Ton-
nie M. Blakely, BCCOA, 101 E. Mac-
clenny Ave., Macclenny, FL.
Ray's Nursery, Inc. has openings for
two order pullers. Apply in person at
the office Monday Friday 8:30-9:00
am. 2/3tfc
Case management aide needed to
assist the case manager in case man-
agement of clients, maintenance of
client files, assisting with preparations
of program reports, interact with clients
in case manager's absence, attend
staff meetings, conferences and train-
ing as needed. Please submit applica-
tion to Tonnie M. Blakely, BCCOA, 101
E. Macclenny Ave., Macclenny, FL.
2/1 Oc
Immediate openings for instrument
person on our field survey crews, ex-
perience with TDS a plus. Top pay with
benefits. Apply in person at Earth-
works of NE Florida, Inc., 11932 N. SR
121, Macclenny, FL 32063, or call 653-
2800. 2/3-10 c
Hair stylist and nail technician
needed, booth rent or commissions.
Call Malissa at Artisan's 259-8160.
Transportation coordinator needed.
This person is responsible for oversee-
ing the transportation department of
the BCCOA. This position answers di-
rectly to the executive director and is
responsible for supervision of drivers,
transportation grants, various regula-
tions which require tracking and com-
pliance, and to ensure transportation
services are provided in a safe and re-
liable manner to all transportation dis-
advantaged individuals in Baker
County. Submit applications to Tonnie
M. Blakely, BCCOA, 101 E. Macclenny
Ave., Macclenny, FL. 2/1 Oc
Car mechanic. Se habla Espanol.
259-2253. 2/10-17p
Ray's Nursery, Inc. has two openings
on Leeann and Brenda's crew. Apply
in person at the office Monday Friday
8:30-9:00 am. 2/3tfc



Well Drilling

2" & 4" Wells

Call Roger or Roger Dale

Family Owned & Operated
Licensed & Insured

Lake City Community College
Human Resources
Rt. 19 Box 1030
IUeCIT Lake City, FL
.......... 32025-2007

Law Enforcement
Directs, coordinates, supports,
schedules and provides instruc-
tion for all basic and advanced
training programs offered by the
Law Enforcement Division at
Lake City Community College.
Salary based on experience, plus
benefits. Requires Bachelor's
degree. Exemplary experience
with law enforcement programs
can substitute for final year of
degree. Two years teaching
Deadline for applications
March 10, 2005
Requires college application,
resume and transcripts
Applications available on the
web at:

Human Resources Development
Lake City Community College
149 S.E. College Place
Lake City, FL 32025-2007

Phone (386) 754-4314
Fax (386) 754-4594
Lake City Community College is
accredited by the Commission
on Colleges of the
Southern Association of
Colleges & Schools

PT/FT clerical help needed, good or-
ganization, computer skills and Quick-
books knowledge required, fax resume
275-3292. Call 275-4960 EOE.
Drywall finisher needed. One year
experience required. Call Ludwig Dry-
wall 551-9233. 2/1 Op
Driver needed for Low Boy, class A
CDL required, fax resume 275-3292.
Call 275-4960 EOE. 2/10-17p
Experienced A/C and duct installers
and helpers, must havetransportation.
259-8038. 2/10-17p
Excellent income. National Capital
Funding Group now hiring courthouse
researchers, will train to work from
home on your computer, no experi-
ence necessary. Call 1-800-440-7234.
2/1 Op
Drivers needed for Road Department.
Applications will be accepted until Feb-
ruary 24, 2005 at 1:00 pm for the posi-
tions of driver and laborer for the Baker
County Road Department. This is
moderately heavy work in routine road
maintenance and applicants must be
able to operate heavy equipment. Ap-
plicants must have reliable transporta-
tion and able to work flexible hours
when needed. Applications and job re-
quirements may be obtained from the
County Commissioner's Office, 55 N.
Third St., Macclenny, FL 32063. The
Baker County Commissioners reserve
the riqht to reject any/all applications.
Information and referral specialist.
The Baker County Council on Aging
has an opening for an information and
referral specialist. This position is re-
sponsible for completing initial assess-
ments of all incoming service requests
and referral to the appropriate depart-
ment or agency, planning, monitoring
social services and overseeing site op-
erations. Please submit applications to
Tonnie M. Blakely, 101 E. Macclenny
Ave., Macclenny, FL. 2/1 Oc

Big estate auction, Saturday, Febru-
ary 12th at 10:30 am, Columbia
County Fairground Building, W. Hwy
90, Lake City, FL. (located on Service
Road behind Office Max). Contents of
two local estates, consisting of furni-
ture, antiques, fine glassware and
100s of collectibles, plus 40 year col-
lection of Fenton glass, too much to
list. Visit our website at www.bag-
tiques.com for details and pictures or
call for fax listing of items. 755-8644.
Auctioneer: Ron Jones #AU371,
AB240, R&L Auction, 10% BP, Pre-
view: Friday 12:00 am-6:00 pm, Satur-
day 9:00 am sale. 2/10c

2.5 acres in Macclenny South. Homes
only. Lot has been cleared and is
ready for your new home, $37,500.
251-4693 cell or 259-7764 after 6:00
pm. 2/10-17p
New 3 BR, 2'/2 BA custom home in
Macclenny II, 4245 Birch Street, of-
fered by builder, 259-6967 or cell 535-
8399. 1/27tfc
3 BR, 2 BA brick home in Macclenny,
1614 sq. ft. heated, large living room
with vaulted ceiling, large master BR,
22x20 screen porch with brick knee
walls, tongue and groove inside,
$165,000. 259-5296 by appointment,
please. 2/10p
51/a acres in Taylor, $45,000. 463-
2749. 2/3-17c
Human Resources
Rt. 19 Box 1030
ULUECI.T Lake City, FL
........... 32025-8703
Available Positions
Lake City Community College
seeks quality employees who share
a commitment to teaching and
learning and developing the poten-
tial that lies within each student.
LCCC is a, comprehensive public,
two year college in North Central
Florida serving a district the size of
Rhode Island. Successful candi-
dates should possess a commit-
ment to serving a culturally diverse
student population.
*Dean, Arts and Sciences
To begin July 1, 2005 -
Community College experience preferred
*Executive Director, Teacher
Preparation Academy
To begin July 1, 2005-Master's degree
with minimum 6 years in teaching and
leadership positions.
Teacher Preparation Academy
To begin fall term-requires Master's
degree with minimum 18 graduate credit
hours in field and teaching experience.
Mathematics Instructor
To begin fall term-requires Master's
degree with minimum 18 graduate credit
hours in field.
Application Deadline- Review of
applications will begin April 1,
2005. Persons interested should pro-
vide application, resume and pho-
tocopies of transcripts.

Human Resources
Lake City Community College
149 S.E. College Place, Lake City, FL
Phone (386) 754-4314; Fax (386) 754-
4594; E-mail
Position details and applications are
available on WEB at: ww.lakecitycc.edu.
Lake City Community College is accredited by the
Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association
of College and Schools EO/AA College in Education
& Employment Veteran's Preference


For sale or rent. Two acres of land
near new school with 3 BR, 2 BA dou-
blewide, fireplace; zoned for two mo-
bile homes. 653-1656. 2/10p
5 BR, 3 BA, 3400 sq. ft. on 1 acre,
brick, $295,000. 591-2791. 2/3tfc
2 acres at CR 250A and NRF 732 in
Olustee, $17000. 904-786-0141.
Land for sale. 2 adjoining ten acre
lots, $55,000 each or both for
$100,000. 904-260-3801. 2/3-1O0p
1.3 acres, zoned RCMH, 1 home/acre,
CR 23C frontage, $32,500. 259-3148.-
5'/2 acres in Taylor, 3 BR, 2 BA,
$85,000. 529-8068. 2/3-17c
For rent or sale. Commercial property
on 121 South, 4 room office. 463-2749.

Smoky Mountain cabin with trout
stream near Cherokee, NC, Dollywood
and Maggie Valley, $325 per week.
386-752-0013. 2/10-3/31

1 BR apartment. 259-3096. 2/10p
Townhouse, very private and quiet, 2
BR, 1'/2 BA in Baldwin, CH/A, cable
ready, kitchen appliances, no pets,
$540 per month, $540 deposit. 904-
945-9183 cell. 2/3-10p
2 BR mobile home, $450 per month,
no children or pets. 259-6391. 2/10p
2 BR, 1 BA duplex apartment in city
limits, CH/A, large backyard, privacy
fence with in-ground pool, $650 per
month plus $650 deposit, no pets; 1
BR. 1 BA house, all brick, CH/A, no
pets, $550 per month, $550 deposit.
334-5383. 2/10p
1'/2 acre lot for mobile home in South
Glen. 259-6735. 9/23tfc
2 BR, 1 BA apartment, brick, all elec-
tric, washer and dryer hookup, 12
month lease, $600 per month, $500
deposit, no pets, 351 N. Lowder. 259-
9797. 1/27tfc
2 BR, 1 BA home, downtown Mac-
clenny, newly remodeled, no pets or
smoking, $675 month, + deposit. 699-
1781. 2/10 Otfc

3 BR, 2 BA singlewide in city, $450 per
month, $450 deposit, no pets. 545-
7688. 2/3p
2 BR, 1 BA house, CH/A, fenced front
yard, $495 per month, $400 deposit.
259-6488. 2/1 Op
3 BR, 1 BA brick house, fenced yard,
carport, CH/A. Available Feb. 25th,
1st, last and deposit. 264-1875.
3 BR apartment, CH/A, washer and
dryer hookup, great location, no pets,
$600 per month plus deposit. 259-
4637 or 234-4637 cell. 2/1 Oc
2 BR, 2 BA singlewide, $575 per
month, 1st, last and $300 security.
259-5877. 2/1 Oc

1996 Fleetwood, 16x80, 3 BR, 2 BA,
needs cleaning and carpet, $6000.
838-2648. 2/3-1O0p
Save $8K. 2004 Merit, 3 BR, 2 BA,
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Hike, bike Florida trails

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$825 per month, $500 deposit, 12
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In recognition of February as
Florida Hiking Trails Month,
Floridians are being encouraged to
take advantage of the state's more
than 4,000 miles of trails for walk-
ing, biking, hiking or riding, trails
and enjoy a healthy lifestyle.
"February is the perfect time to
take your family and hit the trails,"
said Jena B. Brooks, director of
Department of Environmental Pro-
tection's office of greenways and
trails. "Our trails connect commu-
nities to Florida's conservation
lands, offer fitness opportunities
and present alternative transporta-
tion routes through natural land-
Initiated by the Florida Trail
Association, Florida Hiking Trails
Month emphasizes fun and fitness
along scenic and diverse trails, in-
cluding paved rail-trails, urban
trails through cityscapes and
wilderness trails through Florida's
award-winning state parks.
In addition to the Florida Na-
tional Scenic Trail, an ongoing
project that will extend from the
Big Cypress National Preserve in
south Florida to the Gulf Islands
National Seashore in the Panhan-
dle, hundreds of miles of public
trails exist throughout the state, in-
cluding, locally, the rail trail from
Baldwin to Jacksonville.
The trail, which is 14.5 miles
long, begins on Brandy Branch
Road (Nassau County Road 121)
about a tenth of a mile north of US
90. It ends 14.5 miles later at
Commonwealth Avenue.
Cyclists, runners and walkers
use paved trail, which includes
markers every half mile. Jack-
sonville is currently adding a horse
trail alongside it.
Parking and restrooms are
available at either end and a cou-
ple of locations in between.
Among the state's other trails:
Northern Florida
The Gainesville-Hawthorne
State Trail stretches from Boul-
ware Springs Park'to the Paynes
Prairie Preserve State Park and the

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Lochloosa Wildlife Management
Area. La Chua Trail in Paynes
Prairie features bison, wild horses
and sandhill cranes.
Cross Florida
The Nature Coast State Trail
was built along abandoned rail
lines connecting Cross City, Tren-
ton, Fanning Springs and
Chiefland, with a trestle crossing
the Suwannee River.
The Ocala National Forest
Florida Trail is part of the Florida
National Scenic Trail. It traverses
a range of forested land, open
prairies and natural ponds, perfect
for wildlife viewing.
East Central
The West Orange Trail, just
miles from Orlando, offers a
xeriscape/butterfly garden, the
Winter Garden Historical Museum
and striking views of Lake Apop-
The' Lake Minneola Scenic
Trail/Clermont Trail, which was
originally separate trails, now join
along the same lake, and features
hills higher than any other rail trail
in Florida.
West Central
The Withlacoochee State For-
est/Croom Hiking Trails, named
one of the "10 Coolest Places in
North America" by the World
Wildlife Fund, includes abandoned
rock mines.
The Pinellas Trail was voted
"Best Greenway/Trail 2004" by
Florida Monthly magazine. It links
scenic parks, coastal areas and res-
idential neighborhoods.
The Lake Okeechobee Scenic
Trail circles the second largest
freshwater lake in the contiguous
United States, providing views of
the scenic lakeside and working
agricultural landscapes.
Jonathan Dickinson State Trails,
located west of Hobe Sound, con-
sists of more than 11,000 acres,
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Expansion finished at Rodman

The Super Bowl is finally over,
and as Jacksonville and particular-
ly the security people breathe a
collective sigh of relief, the city
did itself proud.
Jacksonville is particularly at-
tractive at night, and the glamour
shots of lighted bridges made it
look even more so to the fans who
stayed home.
Fans from New England and
Pennsylvania who spent huge
bucks and made the trip seemed to
have a good time.
Most things went off without
too many hitches and security got
thousands in and out' of the stadi-
um safely.

As games go, it wasn't pretty,
but it was competitive and very
hard hitting and that's about all
you can ask for in a Super Bowl.
New England was favored by
about a touchdown, but from the
beginning it was clear the Patriots
weren't going to run away with the
These were definitely teams
with differing styles of play.
New England was workman-
like, Philly was showy. New Eng-
land had the All-American boy
quarterback, the Eagles had the
charming, versatile star of the '
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Much of the media attention

'That wasn't me who fouled her...
Jessi Nunn pushes the ball upcourt for the Wildcat junior varsity team in Lake City. Afraid
of picking up a foul, the Columbia County defender backs off with a glance toward the offi-
cial. Nunn and Kara Dupree were key players this season, as Coach Ron Lee's squad fin-
ished 6-12.

over the past couple of weeks
turned to whether Terrell Owens
could come back from a broken
ankle in only six weeks. Most peo-
ple "in the know" said no way, but
Owens said no way he wasn't go-
ing to play in the biggest game of
his career. He brought in special-
ists, chiropractors, slept in a cham-
ber filled with pure oxygen and
kept his training schedule light.
The media claimed he wouldn't
be a factor. He proved everyone
wrong. He wasn't just a decoy, he
had well over 100 yards in receiv-
It was Deion Branch however,
who stole the show. Branch tied a
Super Bowl record with 11 catch-
es, and though none found the end
*zone, he was instrumental in all
the Patriots' scoring drives.
Last year, his 10 Super Bowl
catches put him in contention for
the MVP. This year, he won it
hands down.
Tom Brady was not spectacular,
but was his usual unflappable self.
Brady doesn't seem to get rattled
no matter how big the stage, and
he demonstrated that again on Su-
per Bowl Sunday. Can you say "dy-
For three and a half quarters
McNabb made all his critics look
like liars and idiots.
He threaded pinpoint passes,
danced out of trouble and kept his
Only in the last few minutes,
with Philadelphia down by a field
goal and the Eagles strolling to the
line like it was the first quarter, did
McNabb and company show poor
judgment. Their hurry-up offense
was atrocious.
David Akers has a monster leg,
and any kick within 60 yards is
possible for him. But he never had
the opportunity and a late intercep-
tion sealed the win for the Patriots.
As security marshaled the Patri-
ots and photographers to the center
of the field for the presentation of
the Lombardi Trophy, I believe I
heard a collective exhale from
Jacksonville city officials that their
coming-out party was finally over.

The Rodman Campground ex-
pansion project is completed and
ready for campers. The expansion
includes 30 new campsites, 10 of
which are waterfront, for a total of
82 campsites with water and elec-
tricity, plus a full bathroom with
Rodman Campground is locat-

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Cross Florida Greenway in Palat-
ka. Reservations are not accepted;
campsites are distributed on a first
come, first served basis.
For more information, call the
Office of Greenways and Trails
Visitor Center at (386) 312-2273
or the campground entrance sta-

tion at (386) 326-2846. For more
information on Florida's greenways
and trails, visit vww.FloridaGreen-

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