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Title: The Baker County press
Uniform Title: Baker County press (Macclenny, Fla. 1929)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Tate Powell
Place of Publication: Macclenny Fla
Creation Date: March 3, 2005
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 12, 1929.
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T13840 RAKER COUNTY PRESS
G LIBRARY FLA. HISTORY
PO BOX 117007 UNIV. FLA.
GAINESVILLE, FL 32611


75th Year, voi. i I...u..ay March 3, 2005 Macclenny, Florida 500


Bud Stotler gets
big sendoff at
state hospital- pg 6





'Walk-


away'


drug...
A Ifthampihertanune.
A drug that US Attorney Paul
Perez called a "scourge," a drug
that the government alleges was
at the center of an import and
distribution ring that thrived in
the Baker County area several
years.
What is it?
Methamphetamine, if one
considers the easily availablei
components that go into manu-
facturing it, would seem to be the
drug to avoid. Yet abuse coun-
selors and law enforcement are
finding it is immensely popular
among teens and young adults.
One expert recently described
it as a "walk-away drug," not in
the sense that users can take it
leave it.
"Once you start using it, you
literally 'walk away' from a nor-
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All, this atbut a drug: made
with ingredients like drain clean-
er, battery acid, lantern fuel, anti-
freeze and over-the-counter
drugs used to treat common
colds and asthma.
As the federal indictment
handed down this week seems
to indicate, Mexico and remote
areas of California are common
sources for manufactured meth,
as opposed to domestic labs set
up in regular kitchens, motel
rooms with kitchenettes or even
the trunks of cars.
According to the Koch Crime
Institute's website, ampheta-
mines interfere with the normal
neurotransmission of messages
from the brain, from the initial
pleasurable "rush" that hooks
users to more ominous condi-
tions like spikes in blood pres-
sure and heart rate.
Meth users develop the para-
noia and anxiety symptoms com-
mon with use of many drugs,
along with accompanying sleep-
lessness, a drop inappetite-and.
heightened physical activity.
Known also as "ace," "crank,"
"chalk" and "go-fast," metham-
phetamines are relatively easy to
manufacture, though the process
carries with it danger of explo-
sion and fire. The Internet,
according to Koch, has thou-
sands of recipes, all with easy to
obtain ingredients.
The National Institute on Drug
'Abuse affirms the "walk-away"
nature of methamphetamines,
stating flatly it has "a high poten-
tial for abuse and addiction," often
after just one dose. Coming down
off the drug can take years, and
the institute says many users are
never able to do so, partially due
to the self-inflicted damage to
their brain.
Current street value of the sub-
stance often called "poor man's
cocaine," runs about $1700 an
ounce $100 a gram, according
to the Koch organization.
The alleged conspirators ar-
rested this week distributed six
pounds of the drug since 2001,
though sources close to the
investigation describe that esti-
mate as tied directly to the
indictments. Likely they handled
considerably more than that,
transactions untracked by
Informants and others,


Feds net 13 for'meth' conspiracy


Operation


Sawmill


probe took


over a year

BY JIM McGAULEY
Press Publisher
Federal and local police fanned
out into a multi-county area of
northeast Florida and Charlton
County, Ga. in the pre-dawn hours
of February 28 and served arrest
warrants on 11 persons charged in
a federal indictment with import-
ing and selling the synthetic drug
methamphetamine and marijuana
in the Baker County area.
The indictment by a federal
grand jury in Jacksonville on Feb-
ruary 24 culminated a multi-agen-
cy effort that has been active more
than one year. All but two of the
defendants are male, and nine
have addresses either in Baker
County or across the St. Marys
River in Charlton County.
The alleged conspirators, minus
one who lives in North Carolina
and another in custody in Sumter
County, Fla. were .rr.,lr'n. 3j before
a federal magistrate Monday after-
noon in Jacksonville. Two were
granted bond of $50,000 each.
Officers of the HIDTA multi-
agency task forced dubbed the in-
vestigation "Operation Sawmill"
because two of the alleged ring-
leaders, James Dwayne Merrett,
43, and his 37 year old brother
John Charles Merrett, operate a
sawmill on their property. They
live on the Georgia side of the St.
Marys and have addresses in St.
George, Ga.
The arrests should put a large
dent in the methamphetamine trade
locally, said Sheriff Joey Dobson,
who hosted a joint press confer-
ence the afternoon following the
arrests.
"It won't stop the drug trade in


Acquitted


teacher is


Southside


honoree
BY MICHAEL RINKER
Press Staff
Thirteen months ago, Marion
"Lanny" Bishop Jr., a Baker Coun-
ty Middle School teacher, was in
court defending himself against
charges of improperly touching one
of his students.
Today he is the 2004-05 teacher
of the year at Southside Education
Center.
A county court jury deliberated
just 15 minutes January 23, 2004
before finding Mr. Bishop not guil-
ty of battery.
A 14-year-old girl accused him
of fondling her in class. It was not
the only time he'd been accused,
but the only time charges were filed.
A 1997 letter in his personnel
file suggested he have fewer fe-
male student aides in the future
"for your own protection."
He also had a letter from 2000
regarding financial problems with
fundraising projects by the Future
Farmers of America, for which he
was a sponsor,
In additionn, he was ciltC in r1096


'Sawmill' bu...
Monday was a busy dayforfederal and
local police as they rounded up 11 con-
spiracy suspects in the early morning, then
transported them (top photo) to
Jacksonville for a first appearance that
afternoon. In top photo, DEA agents Chris
Webster and Randy Crews (on loan from
BCSO) escort (from foreground, left)
Carrie Morrison, Robbie and Timbo
Burnsed, and (in orange shirt) Archie
Crook. At right, US Attorney Paul Perez
uddr,,et s a press cni aC': i.cC -miutes Irater
announcing the arrests. Also in photo
(background) are the chief of the
Fernandina Beach police Department,
Randall Bohman, DEA agent in charge of
the Jacksonville office, and Sheriff Joey
Dobson.

Baker County, but we feel sure
it will certainly slow it down,"
said Mr. Dobson.
US Attorney Paul Perez,
whose Middle District is head-
quartered in Tampa, was also
present and called methamphet-
amines "a scourge and a mind-
numbing drug" responsible for
crimes and posing a serious
,health risk to the public (see ac-
companying article, this page)
He briefly reviewed salient
points of the eight count indict-


ment, including the allegation that
both marijuana and methampheta-
mine were imported via semi-trucks
to the Baker and Polk County areas
from southern California.
The government further alleges
the defendants conspired to.import
and then distribute Mexican mari-
juana via truck through Texas and
Georgia to Baker County.
The, Merrett brothers and others
sold a total of more than 1000
pounds of pot and six pounds of
methamphetamine during a four


year period.
Mr. Perez, speaking after the press
briefing, conceded the amount of
drugs transferred and sold by the con-
spirators could have easily exceeded
the amounts. mentioned in the indict-
ment.
"Those (numbers) are tied more to
what we believe we can prove based
on what the investigation revealed,"
he said.
According to Sheriff Dobson, the
investigation had its roots in several
drug-related arrests, some of them for


amphetamines, that took
place several years ago in
and around the Macclenny
area.
Statements by informants
and others pointed to the
Merretts, who had been sus-
pected marijuana dealers as
well.
The case was one of sev-
eral assigned to the HIDTA
(High Intensity Drug Traf-
ficking Area) force that in-
cludes officers from Jack-
sonville, the FDLE and
DEA and other area coun-
ties. Investigator Randy
Crews of Baker County is
on loan to the agency.
HIDTA is the same force
that rounded up repeat drug
offenders the past two years
and charged them under a
federal statute. Several have
drawn lengthy sentences,
but officials declined to say
whether they were infor-
mants in the latest cases.
Other than the Merrett
brothers, Monday's arrests
included:
Charity Ann Merrett,
32, of St. George; she is the
wife of the elder brother.
Kenneth Lee Wilkes,
46, of Glen St. Mary; he is
the same individual arrested
here last August after a spe-
cial weapons team surround-
ed his house on Tall Pine
Circle.
Mr. Wilkes was sought
for shooting at a Clay Coun-
ty woman during an argu-
ment, and police found 1.6
pounds of marijuana plus
5.5 grams of cocaine in the
residence after he surrender-
ed following a 45 minute
standoff. Mr. Wilkes had
been living in Lake City,
and is in jail in Sumter Coun-
ty, where he was arrested re-
cently on a traffic violation.
Donnie E. (Cruiser)
Strickland, 44, of Goldsbo-
ro, N.C., arrested there on
Monday and awaiting extra-
dition to Florida. Mr. Perez
described him as a cog in the

(Page five please)


Accomplice sought


in pawn shop robbery


The school district's adult education chief Garon Webb congratulates Mr. Bishop at last
week's school board meeting, where all school nominees were introduced.


for "improper and unacceptable"
behavior for throwing a hammer
across a classroom after becoming
angry at a student.
Nonetheless, his performance re-
views, which covered about 15
years, never contained an evalua-
tion less that satisfactory. In fact,
the maijoriiy were excellent.
Mr, 3Bi.hop, who taught wood
shop and agriculture, had been on
administrative leave while the bat-
tery case mndc its way through the
system, but was reinstated as a
teacher aflte his acquittal.
He took some time off in April


and May to recuperate from major
surgery
Coincidentally, a long-time
teacher at Southside retired, open-
ing up a position for which Mr.
Bishop was well qualified.
The school district informed him
of the availability of the position
and he accepted, said Superinten-
dent Paula Barton.
Southside works in conjunction
with the Northeast Florida State
Hospital to provide v\oction.al
training to patients.
(Page five please)


The sheriff's department has one
man in custody and seeks another
in connection with an armed rob-
bery February 23 at Duval Gun &
Pawn on US 90 in Macclenny.
Glen Schofield, 48, of Jackson-
ville allegedly walked into the pawn
shop around 1:30 pm and pulled a
gun on owner Bruce Sale, accord-
ing to Chief Chuck Brannan of the
Baker County Sheriff's Office.
He told him to get ddwn, then
handed him a pillow case and told
him to put it over his head.
Instead, Sale grabbed for the
handgun, a .22 magnum revolver,
and the two men struggled over it.
The gun went off, firing a bullet
into the ceiling and startling the
men, who each recoiled.
Mr. Sale went for his own gun as
Mr. Schofield bolted for the door.
Mr. Sale fired three shots from
his Glock .40 caliber, striking a
glass display case between him and
Mr. Schofield, who ran out the door
and headed west on Macclenny
Ave.
Mr. Sale briefly gave chase out-
side, but fired no more shots.
Police called in tracking dogs,
but lost the trail in the YMCA park-
ing lot several blocks south of the
robbed y scene.
Meanwhile, a man identified as


Samuel Williams was walking to-
ward the pawn shop. He had called
earlier about picking up some items
he'd pawned.
After speaking with police he re-
turned to his car, which was parked
down and across the street at the
Exxon.
He later returned, confronting
officers about allegedly taking mon-
ey from him when they interviewed
him. He again left the scene and
was not seen again.
Chief Brannan said this week
Jacksonville authorities have been
alerted to be on the lookout for sus-
pect Williams, who will be charged
as an accessory.
Around 9:30 pm, police got an
anonymous report of a suspicious
man loitering around the NAPA
store on Macclenny Avenue.
When Deputy Bill Starling arriv-
ed, he noted the man fit the de-
scription of the robbery suspect.
He turned out to be Mr. Scho-
field, who took off running toward
the railroad tracks while apparently
trying to conceal something on his
right hip.
About 100 yards into the chase,
Mr. Schofield tripped, fell and drop-
ped the handgun.
He got back up and began run-
(Page five please)


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Braxton Road isn't

complete, board told


A west county resident gave the
Baker County Commission graph-
ic evidence March 1 that a devel-
oper exaggerated when he said his
road was in good shape and should
be grandfathered ahead of a pend-
ing ban on unpaved roads.
"I was concerned when I read in
The Baker County Press that you
might consider accepting Braxton
Road," said Taffy Mosely. "I live
on the north end, and there are cul-
vert pipes sticking up. I want you
to be aware of this and not get
blind-sided."
She handed over photos taken
the past week to bolster her com-
ments: deep ruts, a sharp drop
along the entire width of one seg-
ment, piles of dirt or slag along the
roadsides.
Greg Boree told the board Feb-
ruary 22 his West Glen Estates off
Cowpen Road should be accepted
under the county's old homeowner
association rules since it was un-
derway before a moratorium was
enacted last October, However, he
also said both the north and south
ends of Braxton Road were essen-
tially complete except for sodding
the swales.
Ms. Mosely's photos do not sub-
stantiate that claim. And Commis-
sion Chairman Julie Combs, who
seemed to be Mr. Boree's main
champion on the board, said she
was also misled into believing the
roads had approval from County
Road Superintendent Robert
Fletcher. "Mr. Fletcher told me I
was mistaken," Ms. Combs con-
ceded.
Meanwhile, a second developer
sought relief from the pending
homeowner association ban. How-
ever, Jeff Cook may have inadver-
tently triggered more serious prob-
lems for hiniself.
Mr. Cook said he started his
project at Reid Stafford and Bill
Davis roads more than a year ago,
but was told he needed permits
from the St. Johns River Water
Management District before ap-
plying for rezoning. He said the
information came from "county
staff," but was unable to name the
employee-and had neglected to
bring his paperwork.
But he may have violated coun-
ty laws by starting work-and pos-
sibly selling lots-before any con-
tact with county officials.
"They had started work-unbe-


knownst to us. I noticed it and ex-
plained to them the requirements
before they could start selling lots,"
Chairman Combs said.
Mr. Cook was advised to set up
a meeting with Ms. Combs, Plan-
ning and Zoning Coordinator Cathy
Rhoden and County Manager Ja-
son Griffis-and bring all his docu-
ments.
SIn another issue involving Mr.
Boree's former development part-
ner David Dukes, the county agreed
to close the railroad crossing at Cy-
press Street in Sanderson.
The county may yet take legal
action against Mr. Dukes, who
agreed in October 2003 to build a
bypass road through his CUB
Land Trust land nearby-using the
$149,646 the county received as
incentive from CSX Railroad to
close the Cypress Street crossing.
The vote came as the board got
information on its pending obliga-
tion to spend an estimated $50,000
for crossing maintenance through-
out the county.
Responding to Commissioner
Alex Robinson's criticism that each
round of crossing work raises the
grading, CSX representative Jeff
Luthi said that is a factor of replac-
ing the ties.


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School district gets financing offer at 3.65 percent


",* 'A Tampabh'ank'l s "ulmihted'
' the lov\. it propos.il tor financing
Baker County's new $8 million
Skindergarten/pre-K campus.
RBC Centura offered an interest
rate as low as 3.65 percent, with
additional charges of $2500.
SunTrust quoted 3.7 percent,
and was the only other lender to
quote a rate below 4 percent. Its
additional charges began at
$11,000.
Mercantile Bank was the only
local institution among the eight
companies that submitted propos-
als, but its 4.24 percent ranked
fourth. It capped its extra charges
at $10,000.
The proposals were opened and
tabulated February 24.
The school board is scheduled
to vote on the RBC Centura pro-
posal at its March 7 meeting.
Initial site work has begun on
the campus, which will comprise
five buildings with 38 classrooms
and be built between the district
office on South Street and the old
Macclenny Elementary School.
District officials would like to
see it substantially completed by
the beginning of the next school
year.
Kindergarten classes from
Westside Elementary and Mac-
clenny Elementary Will be housed
in the new campus, along with
pre-k students.


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


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Sunday School 9:30 am
Worship 10:45 am
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Prayer & Bible Study 6:45 pm
Awana for Children 6:45 pm
SYouth Group 6:45 pm


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IMPRESSIONS
JIM McGALI Y .
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We've come a long way.
In the early 1970s when yours
truly first started covering the
county commission, a key to stay-
ing in office was to keep on top of
road maintenance.
No problem there, except a lot
of it was on private property. In
defiance of state law then and
now, county road crews frequently
ventured onto private property,
carving out roads to homes and
churches, installing culverts and
berms to re-direct water, and in
more rare instances, sneaking in
small stretches of pavement if the
private land belonged to someone
politically connected, say like a
commissioner or his close rela-
tives.
Commissioners still believe a
key to saying in office is to keep
on top of road maintenance this
time on public rights-of-way. And
as we saw the past two weeks, the
board appears headed toward a
policy that would have been 180
degrees 30 years ago banning
unpaved surfaces altogether,
including private subdivisions
where lot owners ostensibly are
supposed to maintain them.
Those private pacts seldom
work, as experience tells us,
except as a way out for developers
whose interest in a subdivision
wanes in direct proportion to how
close they are to selling off all the
platted tracts.
What's happened in the three
decades to change the situation?
Obviously, growth; it's an easy
reach to estimate the number of
county-maintained roads, both
paved and'unpaved, has doubled
since then. Likewise the inflation-
adjusted cost has spiraled propor-
tionately to where the road depart-
ment budget represents 23% of
total county spending. It's the sec-
ond largest .
Ten thousand here,ten thousand
there -,all of the sudden it's real
money!
To the commission's credit, it
has the past year signaled correctly
that it feels it needs to be the major
player in the politics of develop-
ment. Baker County, of course,
benefits from commercial and resi-


The change of Florida's owner-
ship from Spain to the United
States meant very little to the pres-
ent Baker County for the first few
years. Then settlers began to trick-
le in from across the St. Marys
River and across the border known
as the Orr-Whitner line west of the
Okefenokee.
Probably holding the distinction
as the first permanent Anglo-Amer-
ican settler in the present Baker
County was Archibald Hogans. He
and his wife Zilphia (?) (nee Jerni-
gan) moved down from Wayne
County, Georgia into that state's
lower southeastern counties, and in
1827 or '28 crossed 'the river into
Florida. Their descendants said the
Hogans' home was "in the shadow
of Ft. Moniac," which was estab-
lished several years later.
It should be stated here that
some Burnsed family historians,
with substantial argument, chal-
lenge the "first settler" claim and
believe Mr. James M. Burnsed
holds that distinction.
Others present good cases for
William "Ferry Bill" Raulerson
and Aaron Jernigan as being the
first. Perhaps all are correct; peo-
ple did travel together and settle in
one area at the'same time.
Archibald Hogans, Jr., born
soon after his parents arrived in
Florida, could well be the first An-
glo-Americap bon in what is now


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MY SIDE OF


Permanent unpaved road ban


protects taxpayers far into future


BY GENE BARBER
Press Columnist
Many years ago, your ol' col-
umnist offered you a few columns
in his The Way It: Was corner per-
taining to the earliest days of An-
glo-American pioneers into the
present Baker County. Since then,
much new material has come to
light. He reckoned it prudent to re-
write those old columns, tossing
out several paragraphs.fraught with
incorrect data and including lots of
new stuff.
Let's go ahead and get the polit-
ical correctness over with. Doubt-
less, the immigrants from Siberia
variously known as Indians, Amer-
ican Indians, Amerindians, aborig-
inal Americans, and Native Ameri-
cans were the first, or maybe the
first-known, pioneers in this neigh-
borhood. Lord only knows who
they displaced and/or killed out.
And material on the earliest black
people in this particular area is
nigh onto non-existent.
I refuse to fabricate history just
to avoid the slings and arrows from
frustrated socio-political correct-
ness stink-stirrers. When, in due
time, I learn more of our non An-
glo-American brethren pioneers,
be sure I shall present it, for we are
all. in this together, regardless of
ethnic persuasion.
Now that we've gotten that
done, on with the column.


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dential advances, but as the board
has found out too many times in
recent decades, it also is the entity
often stuck with the bill long after
the developers have gone onto
another project.
And since commissions repre-
sent the taxpayers, their prime
interest should always be the cost
of any policy now and for future
generations.
Developers come and go, the
obligations of a government entity
tend to stick around forever.
Can the commission get away
with a permanent ban on unpaved
roads anywhere in the county?
It probably can.
But is it practical in all cases,


say where there is a public need in
a remote corner of the county like
adjacent to Highway 2? Maybe
not, but there will always be room
for exceptions with merit.
It's very important that this and
future commissions always look
well beyond any promises made
by developers people whose pri-
mary motive, after all, is to turn a
profit on their investment.
Nothing wrong with that, as
long as the playing field stays
level, and that means enacting
growth laws that may seem tough
at the time, but pay off handsome-
ly in the future.
The dirt road ban easily fits into
that category.


I am convinced technology is
taking over my world. I don't know
when it first happened-perhaps the
day when my parents gave me one
of those wire controlled cars that
went around in circles and bumped
into chair legs and scared the wits
out of my dog Snoopy.
Snoopy was minding her own,
business trying to get a little shut-
eye when a model '68 Camaro
collided with her nose. Snoopy
proceeded to pick it up, shake it
around and rip the wire off the
thing-which never worked after
that.
The encounter, with the car's
four-legged nemesis convinced me
of another thing-that technology
and I aren't always the best of
friends. Probably everyone on the
planet has an anti-technology sto-
ry. For years, my sister's mantra
was, "To ere is human. To really
mess up takes a computer."
The first computer I ever owned
was a TRS-80, a screamer with
64K worth of memory. Today, a
$5.95 pocket football game has
three times that memory. But in its
day, this green-screened marvel
worked with discs the size of a
bread plate and required a degree


in astrophysics to operate. Since I
didn't have a degree in astrophy-
sics, nearly everything I tried with
this monster went wrong.
I still remember writing a ten
page paper that was due in a grad-
uate class at JU an hour later. I
went to print it on my giant dot ma-
trix printer that weighed as much
as a microwave oven and sounded
like a cross between a chain saw
and .50 caliber machine gun.
Boom.
My paper disappeared into the
great cyber unknown. The Bermu-
da Triangle that lives inside all
technological gadgets had struck
.again. To this day, somewhere out
in cyberspace is floating around a
paper on Detective Fiction in the
Works of Charles Dickens. I was
stewed like a ripe tomato.
A few years later, my wife and I.
invested in a Furby for our then
eight year old daughter, Sara Beth.
Remember Furbys? Furbys are
those furry Japanese toys that look
like something out of the movie
Gremlins. Furbys have a voice like
a Gremlin and supposedly can
"learn" to converse with real live
people. They have lithium batter-
ies that last forever.
The Furby really did learn
things. In fact, I could have proba-
bly gotten my paper out of cyber-
space if I had let the Furby work
on the TRS-80. They probably
spoke the same language or were
cousins or something.


known as Baker County, Florida.
Mr. Hogans joined Capt. Daniel
Cone's Georgia Militia in 1838
and served in the action against
Bolech (nicknamed "Bowlegs" by
the Crackers. He was not known to
be bowlegged ) in and around the
Okefenokee Swamp.
In August of 1840, several
neighbors fled to the protection of
the Hogans' stockade. The Hog-
ans' home was badly damaged by
fire, and they removed themselves
to the relative safety of the present
Columbia County.
The Hogans' story becomes neb-
ulous in the mists of oral history at
this point. Some claim Mr. Hogans
died in their.new home in 1848,
and some genealogists believe he
died in the present Baker County
in 1847, a victim of the Indians. It
should be noted that the Second
Seminole War ended in 1842.
Mrs. Hogans, as a widow, was
in the Ft. Moniac section in 1850,
and her farm, very likely the earli-
est Anglo-American home site in
Baker County, remained in the fam-
ily until it was sold to Mr. Riley
Rhoden several years later.
Contemporary with the Hogans
family's entrance into the area were
Grandison and Israel Barber, but
neither remained. Both moved back
and forth across the St. Marys a
number of times. Finally, Grandi-
son moved west of the present
county, and Israel returned to Geor-
gia. An area near the old Ft. Moni-
ac site was known by old timers as
"the Barber Old Fields" from
Grandison's stay, and a creek in
the Bend is the namesake of Israel.
As mentioned earlier, a pioneer
contemporary with Mr. Hogans
was James M. Burnsed. He stopped
in the vicinity of Pine Log Cross-
ing (up stream from the present
Baxter) on land vacated by Gran-
dison Barber. Numerous dates are
given for the construction of the
celebrated "Burnsed Blockhouse,"
or called by some the "Coll Brown
House."
The late Sen. Edwin G. Fraser,
a descendent of the Raulersons
who had connections to the struc-
ture, thought it was erected in
1827. One of the James Burnsed
descendants James Buchanan
"Buck" Burnsed believed the date
was 1832 or '33. A later date of
1837 has been ascribed by others,
and most historians now accept'


that date as the correct one.
One of the favorite folk tales in
the county is that when Mr.' Burn-
sed completed his home, he stood
on his head on the roof and exhib-
ited his backside to the Indians he
had spied hiding in the river swamp
nearby, perhaps the county's first
instance of "mooning."
The Burnseds moved to Cedar
Creek, and James Hugh Brown,
another Georgian, settled his fami-
ly in the house, and most old time
families know it as the "Coll
Brown Place" from one of Mr.
Brown's sons, George Collquit
Brown.
William "Bill" Raulerson, call-
ed by some "Ferry Bill," was also
an early pioneer of the northeast
corner of the present Baker Coun-
ty, contemporary with James M.
Burnsed and Archibald Hogans.
A native of Georgia, Mr. Raul-
erson lived at several sites in Wayne
and Brantley counties before mov-
ing into Ware County in 1823 or
'24. He and his wife Elizabeth
were in Florida near the Hogans
settlement in 1830.
His house was variously de-
scribed by descendants as a one-
room cabin, spacious double-pen
log house, and a fortified block-
house that sat anywhere from near
North Prong Church to the edge of
the Okefenokee swamp. Any and
all of those descriptions could be
factual, not only for the Rauler-
sons but for all the pioneers, since
homes were built anew, added to,
and land not infrequently swapped
with neighbors.
Mr. Raulerson operated a ferry
on the St. Marys near his home.
That designation remained on maps
for many years.
The Raulerson family had an
oral history anecdote that Ferry
Bill had a daughter born at the on-
set of the Second Seminole War,
and after she was of age had four
or five children out of wedlock (not
uncommon among the early fami-
lies).
Her descendants reported that
when her father reprimanded her
for continuing to live in that man-
ner, she answered sharply, "You
run your ferry the way you want to.
and I'll run my __ the way I
want to!"
Any Raulerson who comes gun-
ning for me, please remember I'm
old and decrepit.


The only problem with Furby
was that he scared the wits out of
my daughter in the same way the
Camaro had Snoopy. Sara Beth, to
her credit, didn't grab it in her
mouth, shake it and rip its head
off. Instead, she hid under her pil-
low.
You see, the Furby went to
sleep when Sara Beth did and had
some kind of motion sensor, so
when she got up it woke up. That
was fine during the day, but if she
got up to the bathroom, the dumb
thing would wake up. "Gooba Ga-
ba Gooba, Sara!" it would yell,
causing Sara to leap into bed and
wail until some poor slob parent
came along and put the thing un-
der a laundry basket.
To this day, Sara claims the
thing is living in the recesses of
her closet. She's 19 and still scared
of the Furby.
I don't blame her. My sister has
one at her house and I saw it the
other day. I swear its eyes fol-
lowed me around the room. I'm
convinced it thinks I'm keeping its
brother hostage in Sara Beth's
closet. If the Furby and the TRS-
80 ever turn on me, I'm in deep
trouble. They'll probably tie me up
with the cord from a 1968 model
Camero and torture me by reading
excerpts from my missing research
papers.
Sometimes I like technology. I
love my i-Pod, Apple's music
player that stores more songs than
there are songs to store. On the
other hand, I hate Spencer's MP3
player.
As easy as the i-Pod is to use,
the MP3 player is designed by the
same guys who designed Furby
and the TRS-80. At some point,
these techno-geeks were sitting in
an office and said, "Hey, you
know what would be fun? Let's
design a device that has millions of
features but refuses to do the sim-
plest things. It'll drive people nuts."
Spencer's MP3 player will-in
theory-store tons of songs, record
your own voice, play the radio,
walk the dog and teach a Furby to
do higher mathematics. The one
thing I've had no success getting it
to do is play music. With the i-
Pod, I was playing music five min-
utes after the battery charged.
We've had this pocket-sized mon-
ster three months and can't coax a
sonagout ofijt; -. -
As I write this in my office at
home, I have the creepy feeling I
heard, something give a mechani-
cal laugh from deep inside Sara
Beth's closet. I have this gnawing
suspicion that the next time I push
the play button on the MP3 player,
I'll hear, "Gooba, Gaba Gooba,
Sara."


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Careening SUV strikes tree, overturns on interstate
The driver of this 2002 Chevrolet Suburban was flown to Shands Jacksonville with a serious injury the morning of February 24 after he
lost control in the eastbound lane of Interstate 10 east of Sanderson, left the roadway and struck a tree before overturning and coming to
rest on its side. Trooper J.W. Barry said In Ok Yun, 42, of Lawrencville, Ga. was driving in the inside lane and overcorrected before sliding
off onto the south shoulder and into the tree. He was charged with careless driving and not wearing a seat belt. He was alone in the SUV at
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Board backs off-shore account


The Baker County Hospital Au-
thority on February 28 approved
an off-shore account established
more than two years ago as an al-
ternative to conventional insur-
ance.
Baker County Medical Ser-
vices, which runs Fraser Hospital
for the Authority, opted self-insure
instead of purchasing a policy to
cover professional-liability.
BCMS chief executive Dennis
Markos said the company has put
$750,000 into the account thus far
and intends to build it up to $3
million.
The lease agreement between
BCMS and the Hospital Authority
requires coverage of $1 million
per incident and $3 million total.
Mr. Markos said the premium
on a conventional policy would be
$750,000.
The off-shore account, located
in the Cayman Islands, is called
the Rubicon Baker County Med-
ical Services Segregated Portfolio.
It is managed by Rubicon Insur-
ance.
When BCMS first opened tle


account, Florida's Agency for
Health Care Administration re-
fused to recognize it, claiming that
Rubicon Insurance was not ap-
proved by the state's Department
of Financial Services.
BCMS disputed that finding.
Mr. Markos told Authority
members at a meeting on February
23 that their lease agreement with
BCMS allows them to approve the
Rubicon policy.
On the surface, the agreement
.appears to preclude Rubicon, but
Mr. Markos called attention to the
highlighted phrase in the following
passage from the lease.
"[BCMS] shall maintain or pro-
cure from a company or compa-
nies admitted in Florida and rated
at least A- by A.M. Best & Co or
otherwise acceptable to the Au-
thority..., the following types of in-
surance coverage...."
He said the phrase "negates"
other requirements in regard to
coverages.
He also told Authority mem-
bers, "Technically, you've ap-
proved it," and characterized the


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vote as a mere "house cleaning."
The, Authority did not immedi-
Sately vote on the matter because it
lacked a quorum, so it reconvened
February 28, where it voted unani-
mously for BCMS's proposal.
"The Hospital Authority ac-
cepts the Rubicon Policy as an al-
ternative to the securing of a poli-
cy issued by a company rated A-
by AM Best & Co. and supports
Baker County Medical Services in
its actions to provide coverage at a
reasonable and economic cost,"
read a letter approved by Authori-
ty and addressed to Gary Dopson,
chairman of the BCMS board of
directors.
In other action, the Authority
accepted a letter of resignation by
Jorge Tomas, who said he could
no longer serve because his job
keeps him out of the area.
Authority members are consid-
ering possible nominees to com-
plete Mr. Tomas' term which ex-
pires December 9.
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the appointment.
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HIGGINBOTHAM'S TOWING & RECOVERY
P.O. BOX 1120, US 90 WEST'
GLEN ST. MARY, FL. 32040-1120
Phone (904) 259-4375 FAX (904) 259-6146
The following vehicles will be sold at public
auction at Higginbotham's Towing & Recovery,
US 90 West, Glen St. Mary, FL. 32040.
March 18, 2005 at 10:00 am
1987 CheVy Blazer
VIN# 1GNCT18R7H8130987
March 25, 2005 at 10:00 am
1987 Toyota pickup
VIN# JT4RN63R1 H0154086
3/3c

REGISTRATION OF FICTITIOUS NAMES
-We the undersigned, being duly sworn, do
hereby declare under oath that the names of all
persons interested in the business or profession
carried on under the name of North Florida
Lawn Hoppers, Inc. whose principle place of
business is: 20 San Pablo Circle North, Jack-
sonville Beach, Florida 32250 and the extent of
the interest of each is as follows:
NAMES EXTENT OF INTEREST
Aaron McBride 70%
Brandon Long 30%
Brandon Long
Aaron McBride
Signatures
STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF BAKER
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 22nd
day of February, 2005.
Al Fraser
Clerk of Courts
Baker County, Florida
3/3p
REGISTRATION OF FICTITIOUS NAMES
We the undersigned, being duly sworn, do
hereby declare under oath that the names of all
persons Interested in the business or profession
carried on under the name of C & W Erectors
whose principle place of business is: 14556 Hid
Dugger Road, Sanderson, Florida 32087 and
the extent of the interest of each is as follows:
NAMES .EXTENT OF INTEREST
Michael Cason 50%
Kevin Waters 50%
Michael Cason
Kevin Waters
Signatures
STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF BAKER
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 23rd
day of February, 2005.
Al Fraser
Clerk of Courts
Baker County, Florida
By: Jamie Crews
Deputy Clerk
3/3p


NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
The Baker County District School Board will
hold the following public hearing on Monday,
March 21, 2005, at 6:30 pm in theOlustee Volup-
teer Fire Department located at Highway 90,
Olustee, Florida:
Approval of these ohanges/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
Leave)
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
Friday.
The public is invited and encouraged to at-
tend.
Paula T. Barton
Superintendent of Schools
2/10-3/17c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO.: 2004-CA-210
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ALPHONSO BROWN; BETTY J. BROWN, et
al.,
Defendants
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS hereby given that pursuant to that
final judgement of foreclosure dated February 24,
2005, and entered In civil case number 2004-CA-
210, of the Circuit Court of the 8th Judicial Circuit
in and for Baker County, Florida, wherein Mort-
gage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., is
plaintiff and Alphonso Brown; Betty J. Brown;
A&R Construction, is/are defendantss, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front
door of the Baker County Courthouse, Macclenny,
Florida, Baker County, Florida, at 11:00 am on the
12th day of April, 2005, the following described
property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to
wit:
Lot 4, Block 51, Town of Macclenrly,
according to the plat thereof as record-
ed in Plat Book D, Page 800 of the pub-
lic records of Baker County, Florida.
Note: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection
Practices Act ,you are advised that this law firm is
deemed to be a debt collector attempting to col-
lect a debt and any information obtained will be
used for that purpose.
Dated the 25th day of February, 2005.
Al Fraser
Clerk of Courts
By: Jamie Crews
As Deputy Clerk
Codilis & Stawiarski, PA.
4010 Boy Scout Boulevard, Suite 450
Tampa, FL 33607
Telephone: (813) 877-6008
C&S #10-04-3006
3/3-10Oc


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO.: 02-2004-CA-0181
GREEN TREE SERVICING, LLC f/k/a
GREEN TREE FINANCIAL SERVICING CORP.
1400 Turbine Drive, Rapid City, SD 57703
Plaintiff,
vs.
DEBORAH S. ADAMS; SEARS, ROEBUCK
& CO.; and UNIFUND CCR PARTNERS,
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant
to plaintiffs final judgment of foreclosure and re-
establishment of note entered in the above-cap-
tioned action, I will sell the property situated in
Baker County..-Ftorlda, described as ifollowso to ,:
!wit: t.,. i ..... .....; ,,.. ,
Parcel K, a part of Government lots 4
and 5, Section 36, Township 2 South,
Range 20 East, Baker County, Florida
and being more particularly described
as follows: Commence at the South-
east corner of said Lot 5; thence S 852
54'23" E, and along the south line of
said Lot 5, 59.65' to the east right-of-
way line of County Road 127 and the
point of beginning; thence N 3Q 29'08"
W, and along said right of way, 295.36';
thence N 852 54'23" E, 745.47'; thence
S 02 22'46" E, 295.96' to the south line
of Government lot 4; thence S 852 54'23"
W, and along said south line, 669.78' to'
the Point of beginning.
Together with that certain 1999 68x32
Express Manor mobile home, VIN#
FLHML2Y1526-21848A&B.
at public sale to the highest and best bidder for
cash, at the Baker County Courthouse, Macclen-
ny, Florida, at 11:00 am on the 29th day of March,
2005.
Al Fraser
Clerk of Courts
By: Jamie Crews
As Deputy Clerk


Timothy D. Padgett
Penson, Padgett & Conrad, P.A.
2810 Remington Green Circle
Tallahassee, FL 32303
(850) 561-8000
(850) 561-8030 fax
3/3-10c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO.' 02-04-0192-CA
PATRICIA L. FISH, trustee of the BENJAMIN
F. FISH REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST u/a dated
August 9, 2001 and PATRICIA L. FISH, trustee of
the PATRICIA L. FISH TRUST REVOCABLE
LIVING TRUST u/a dated August 9, 2001,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SHERI R. POSS AND FORD MOTOR
CREDIT COMPANY,
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to
an order of final judgment of foreclosure entered
in the above-captioned action, I will sell the prop-
erty situate in Baker County, Florida, described as
follows:
A part of lots 5 and 6 and part of
Church Street, (a 50' right of way not
open on the ground) Town of Sander-
son, according to plat thereof record-
ed In Plat Book 1, page 38 of the public
records of Baker County, Florida, and
being more particularly described as
follows:
Begin-at the NE corner of Block 15 of
said Town of Sanderson; thence S 692
18'00" W along the Northerly line of
said Block 15, also being the Southerly
line of said Church Street, a distance
of 183.92' to the Intersection with
Southerly prolongation of the west line
of Lot 5; thence N 202 46'54" W along
the said prolongation and said west
line of Lot 5 a distance of 132.55' to the
Southerly line of a 25' ditch easement
per State Road Department Map, Road
No. S 229, Section 2759-150; thence N
69" 24'06"E along said Southerly line
of ditch easement a distance of 185.01'
to the Westerly right of way line of
County Road No. 127 (a 100' right of
way); thence S 20 18'42" E along said
Westerly right of way line a distance of
132.23' to the Point of Beginning. Con-
taining 0.56 acres more or less.
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 the
29th day of March, 2005.
Al Fraser
Clerk of Courts
By: Jamie Crews
As Deputy Clerk
Hugh D. Fish Jr.
P.O. Box 531
Macclenny, FL 32063
3/3-10c


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO.: 02-04-0193-CA
COUNTRY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
Plaintiff,
vs.
ROSCOE HALL, JR. and MONICA L. HALL,
his wife,
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
order of final judgment of foreclosure entered in
'the above-captioned action, I will sell the property
situate in Baker County, Florida, described as fol-
lows:
Commence at the SE right of way of
the Intersection of CR 23-D and CR 23-
C, both being 60' rights of way as now
established, thence S 02 13'30" W,
along said right of way of County Road
23-C, 394.85'; thence S 892 52'55" E,
433.54' to the point of beginning; thence
continue S 892 52'55" E, 216.80'; thence
N 02 13'30" E, 197.72' to the point of be-
ginning. Said lands lying and being in
Section 6, Township 2 South, Range
22 East, Baker County, Florida.
Less and except any part lying within
road right of way.
Together with: 1985 Scott DWMH
ID#SHS4WGA39842298 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 the
29th day of March, 2005.
Al Fraser
Clerk of Courts
By: Jamie Crews
As Deputy Clerk
Hugh D. Fish Jr.
P.O. Box 531
Macclenny, FL 32063
3/3-1 Oc


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO.: 02-2004-CA-0204
CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE COR-
PORATION
Plaintiff,
vs.
KAREN MALLARD, A/K/A KAREN LEE MAL-
LARD A/K/A KAREN L. MALLARD, ET AL.,
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a fi-
nal judgment of foreclosure dated February 17,
2005, and entered in Case No. 02-2004-CA-
0204, of the Circuit Court of the Eighth Judicial
Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida wherein
Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corporation is plain-
tiff and Karen Mallard a/k/a Karen Lee Mallard
a/k/a Karen L. Mallard, et al., are Defendants, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in
the courthouse in Macclenny, Baker County, Flor-
ida, 11:00 am on the 18th day of March. 2005,
the following described property as set forth in
said final judgment, to wit:
North 1/2 of Parcel No. 24, a portion of
Section 20, Township 1 South, Rangp
21 East, Baker County, Florida and be-
ing more particularly described as fol-
lows:
Commence at the Northeast corner of
said Section 20 and thence run South
892 34 minutes West along the North
line of said section a distance of 635.14'
to the West right-of-way line of, Timber-
land Road; thence South 012 02 min-
utes 06 seconds West along said right-
of-way, a distance of 2302.39' to the
Point of Intersection of said West right-
of-way line with the South right-of-way
line of Osceola Road and to the Point
of Beginning; thence continue South
012 02 minutes 06 seconds West along
said righf-of-wav, a distance of.363.68';
thence'riun Sl!h' th ,89 3 ^ ntirl-te, 0 "
seconds West, a distance of 300.00';
thence run North 01Q 02 minutes 06 sec-
onds East, a distance of 363.68' to the
South right-of-way line of Osceola
Road; thence run North 892 32 min-
utes, 19 seconds East, a distance of
300' to the Point of Beginning.
Together with that certain 1988 Fleet-
wood doublewlde mobile home
ID# GAFLP05A13939CH and
GAFLPO5B13939CH.
Together with a 1988'Chad double-
wide mobile home
ID# GALH05A13939CH/tltle# 47053063
and GAFLH05B13939CH/title# 47085322
a/k/a 10930 Osceola Road, Glen St.
Mary, Florida 32040.
DATED this 18th day of February, 2005.
Al Fraser
Clerk of Courts
By: Jamie Crews
As Deputy Clerk
FABER & GITLITZ, P.A.
9830 SW 77th Avenue
Second Floor
Miami, Florida 33156
Telephone: (305) 662-4110
2/24-3/3c


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO.: 02-2004-CA-0143
SOUTHTRUST BANK, AN ALABAMA BANK-
ING CORPORATION
Plaintiff,
vs.
TROY DARREN NIPPER a/k/a TROY DEVIN
NIPPER; TIFFANY LEIGH NIPPER a/k/a
TIFFANY LEIGH ANN NIPPER; any and all un-
known parties claiming by, through, under and
against the herein named individual defendants)
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; TENANT #1 and TENANT #2, the
names being fictitious to account for parties in
possession;
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE
TO: THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS,
AND ALL OTHER INTERESTED PERSONS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to
a final judgment 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:
Commence at the Southeast corner of
Section 5, Township 3 South, Range
21 East and run north along the east
section line, 1682.00', more or less, to
the northeast corner of the Leonard
Davis lot described In official records
book 40, page 388, and to the point of
beginning of the parcel of land herein
described; continue thence north
along said east line of section 5, a dis-
tance of 210.00' to a point; run thence
west a distance of 420.00' to a point;
run thence south a distance of 210.00
more or less to the northwest corner
of the said Leonard Davis lot, and run
thence east along north line of said
Leonard Davis lot a distance of 420.00',
more or less, to the point of beginning.
Including a 1986 Horton Summit dou-
ble wide mobile home, VIN# H42890GL
and VIN#H42890GR, title certificate #
42448900 and # 42445281.
at public sale to the highest and best bidder for
cash, at the front door of the Baker County Court-
house, 339 E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny,
Florida 32063 at 11:00 am on March 21, 2005.
Witness my hand and the seal of this court on
February 18, 2005.


Robert S. Wise, P.A.
1205W. Fletcher
Suite A
Tampa, FL 33612
3/3-10c


Al Fraser
Clerk of Courts
By: Jamie Crews
As Deputy Clerk


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO.: 02-04-0198-CA
PATRICIA L. FISH, trustee of the BENJAMIN
F. FISH REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST u/a dated
August 9, 2001 and PATRICIA L. FISH, trustee of
the PATRICIA L. FISH TRUST REVOCABLE
LIVING TRUST u/a dated August 9, 2001,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MIKE A. HESTER, deceased and his heirs,
assigns, widow, devisee, grantees, creditors, or
other parties claiming through, by under, or
against him and CHERRY L. HESTER a/k/a
CHERRY LYNETTE SMITH HESTER, individual-
ly, and any unknown tenants living at 20636
Crews Rd., Glen St. Mary, FL 32040.
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to
an order of final judgment of foreclosure entered
in the above-captioned action, I will sell the prop-
erty situate in Baker County, Florida, described as
follows:
A part of the SE 1/4 of Section 8,
Township 1 South, Range 21 East, Bak-
er County, Florida, being more particu-
larly described as follows: commence
at the SE corner of said Section 8 and
run thence S 89' 35'48"W, along the
south line of said Section 8, a distance
of 1811.03' to the point of beginning;
thence continue S 892 35'48"W, still
along said south line of Section 8, a
distance of 512.13' to a point on the
east right of way line of CR-127, said
point being on a curve concave to the
Southwest, having a radius of 5779.65',
and a central angle of 009 07'42";
thence Northwesterly along said east
right of way line of CR-127 and the arc
of said curve a distance of 12.95', the
arc of said curve being subtended by a
chord bearing and distance of N 072
21'10"W, 12.95' to its intersection with
the Southerly right of way line of Crews
Road (a 60' county maintained/paved
road as now established), said South-
erly line of Crews Road being on a
curve concave to the Southeast hav-
ing a radius of 445.00' and a central
angle of 292 36'15"; thence Northeast-
erly along the Southerly right of way
line of said Crews Road and the arc of
said curve a distance of 229.93', the
arc of said curve being'subtended by a
chord bearing and distance of N 742
49'26"E, 227.38' to the point of tangen-
cy; thence N 892 37'33"E, still along
said Southerly right of way line, a dis-
tance of 292.62'; thence S 012 23'26"E,
70.70' to the point of beginning. Con-
taining 0.74 acre more or less.
Together with:
1985 DWMH
ID#GAFL2AF04059357 &
GAFL2BF004059357
'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 the
29th day of March, 2005.
Al Fraser
Clerk of Courts
By: Jamie Crews
As Deputy Clerk
Hugh D. Fish Jr.
P.O. Box 531
Macclenny, FL 32063
3/3-1Oc


S'' '"'"IN THE CIRCUIT COURTFOR
'' BAKEF. COUNTY. FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 022005-CC-48
SUMMATYME, LLC, as assignee of UMLIC
VP, LLC, as assignee of Goldome Credit Corpo-
ration, as assignee of Chase Manhattan Bank,
successor by merger to Chemical Bank, as
trustee for GCC Home Equity Trust 1990-1, as
assignee of Goldome Credit Corporation, as as-
signee of Universal Builders, S.E., Inc.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MAGGIt STEWART; unknown heirs, de-
visees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors,
trustees, or other claimants of CARL STEWART,
deceased; BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA; WA-
CHOVIA BANK, N.A., f/k/a Southtrust Bank f/k/a
Southtrust Bank of Florida, National association,
f/k/a Citizens Bank of Macclenny; CITIFINAN-
CIAL, INC., f/k/a Commercial Credit Corporation;
WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL FLORIDA, INC.,
f/k/a Norwest Financial Florida, Inc.; and
JOHN/JANE DOE, fictitious names representing
tenants in possession,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, OF
CARL STEWART, deceased
ADDRESS: Residence Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose a mortgage and enforce a debt owing
pursuant to a mortgage filed for record on De-
cember 14,1989, in Official Records Book 192, at
Page 269 of the Public Records of Baker County,
Florida, for property described as follows:
A part of Government Lot 19, Section
36, Township 2 South, Range 20 East,
Baker County, Florida, more particular-
ly described as follows: Commence at
the southwesterly corner of said Lot
19; thence north 002 27'17" west, along
the westerly line of said Government
Lot 19, 330'; thence north 872 52'57"
East, 322.67' to the point of beginning;
thence south 002 27'17" east 25', thence
north 872 52'57" east 161.33'; thence
north 002 27'17" west 210.43'; thence
south 87P 52'57" west 161.33'; thence
south 002 27'17" east, 185.43' to the
point of beginning. Except part in offi-
cial records volume 170, page 126 de-
scribed as follows:
A part of Government Lot 19, Section 36,
Township 2 South, Range 20 East, Baker
County, Florida and being more particularly
described as follows:
Commence at the southwesterly cor-
ner of said Lot 19; thence north 002 27
minutes, 17 seconds west along the
westerly line of said Lot 19, 330'; thence
north 872 52 minutes, 57 seconds east
322.67'; thence north 00 27 minutes,
17 seconds west 80.22' to the point of
beginning; thence north 872 52 min-
utes, 57 seconds east 161.33'; thence
north 002 27 minutes, 17 seconds east
105.21'; thence south 872 52 minutes,
57 seconds west 161.33'; thence south
002 27 minutes, 17 seconds east 105.21'
to the point of beginning and being In
area 0.38 acre more or less.


Together with rights of Ingress, egress,
drainage and utilities, less and except any
road right of way.
and a promissory note of even date has been fil-
ed against you. You are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to it on Ronald B.
Cohn, Esquire of Cohn & Cohn, P.A., whose ad-
dress is 1110 North Florida Avenue, Tampa, Flor-
ida 33602, on or before the 25th day of March,
2005 and file the original with the clerk of this
court either before service on plaintiffs attorney
or immediately thereafter. Otherwise, a default
will be entered against you for the relief demand-
ed in the complaint.
DATED February 22, 2005.
Al Fraser
Clerk of Courts
by Bonnie Palleschl
as Deputy Clerk


Ronald B. Cohn, Esquire
1110 North Florida Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33602
(813) 254-1400
3/3-1 Oc


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THIRTEEN ARRESTED BY FEDS FOR 'METH' CONSPIRACY...


(from page one) Crook, 25, of Jacksonville.-
SAaron Ladd (Chicken Head)
conspiracy as a truck driver. Long, 26, of Lake Wales, Fla., an
Michael Lee Ferris, 29, of alleged drug source for the local
Glen St. Mary. distributors.
Carrie Leigh-Anne Morrison, Thomas Walker (Tommy)
26, of Macclenny. Floyd, 48, of Jacksonville.
Timothy W. (Timbo) Burnsed, Wesley Harold Lewis, 35, of


S34, of Sanderson (actual residence
in Baxter).
Robert Austin (Robbie) Burn-
Ssed, 37, of Glen St. Mary.
S Archie Clyde (Little Archie)


Macclenny.
The younger Mr. Burnsed and
Ms. Morrison were granted bail by
the US magistrate later that day.
The last time the federal gov-


ernment aimed its sights at Baker
County was a dozen years ago
when it bagged more than 30 de-
fendants in a network of marijuana
growing and distribution rings,
some of them loosely related.
That probe began with the raid
and arrest on a Baxter farm in the
summer of 1993 of three individu-
als who eventually fingered ex-
Sheriff Joe Newmans and ex-
County Commissioner Benny Joe
Bennett, both of whom served


time in a federal penitentiary.
Several others were given pris-
on sentences, but many escaped
with fines and probation for coop-
erating with federal authorities.
Officials declined to say wheth-
er more.arrests might result from
Operation Sawmill, or whether the
government is looking into other
alleged conspiracies operating in
the Baker County area.
Sheriff Dobson said Monday
the fact that a conspiracy may be


THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, March 3, 2005 Page Five


based in this area is not necessarily
an indicator that the "meth" prob-
lem here is worse than other north
Florida counties.
"No doubt there are users in the
area, but we don't have any infor-
mation that the volume here is so
much higher," said the sheriff.
"We have every reason to be-
lieve they were selling anywhere
anyone wanted it, including Jack-
sonville. They just happened to be
living in this area."


Man is arrested

after wife alert
A Glen St. Mary man was ar-
rested for possession of cocaine
February 22 after his wife wor-
ried he might get hurt called po-
lice when her husband headed for
Jacksonville to buy drugs.
David Biers, 32, was driving
south on CR 125 when police
stopped him at 1:38 am.
Deputy Benjamin Anderson no-
ticed "track marks" on Mr. Biers
arm and asked permission to
search the car.
The officer found a small
amount of cocaine.
He also found several needles
and spoons with burnt bottoms, a
lighter and miscellaneous pills.
The items are commonly used
to prepare and administer intra-
venous drugs, according to the ar-
rest report.
A fully loaded .38 caliber hand-
gun was found under the driver's
seat.


Sought in


robbery...

(from page one)


ning, but Deputy Starling caught
him and felled him with a shot
from his Taser.
The officer handcuffed him,
then went back and collected the
gun, which
matched the de-
tailed descrip-
tion provided
by Mr. Sale.
Mr. Scho-
field, who ap-
peared to be un-
der the influ-
ence of drugs, at
first denied be-
ing involved.
. Later, how-
Schofield ever, after be-
coming more
coherent, and
faced with a
positive identi-
fication by Mr.
Sale, he admit-
ted involve-
ment.
He said Mr.
Williams had
picked him up
in Jacksonville
and talked him
Williams into the robbery
by presenting it as an insurance
scam in which Mr. Sales was a
willing participant.
Mr. Schofield, thinking it would
be a smooth operation, found out
differently when Mr. Sale grabbed
his gun, then took shots at him.
Police found long blond hairs
on the pillow case left at the scene
and -discovered that Mr. Williams'
girlfriend has long blond hair.
Mr. Schofield also described
Mr. Williams' car, which he could
not have noticed in the aftermath
of the attempted robbery because
it was not parked near the scene.
Mr. Schofield has a lengthy
criminal history, including a con-
viction for homicide.



Felony sale

after set-up

A Macclenny man was arrested
February 24 after selling nearly
half a pound of marijuana to a po-
lice informant.
Matthew Simmons, 18, was
charged with felony sale and pos-
session with intent to sell.
Investigator David Bryant was
in charge of the operation, which
involved a confidential source who
had previously purchased pot from
Mr. Simmons at his home on Wind-
er Road.
The source ordered half a
pound by phone around 2:50 pm,
then went to the residence about
half an hour later with $475 issued
by police.
Mr. Simmons couldn't scrape
together a half pound, so he charg-
ed the source $450 for 7.52
ounces. Officers then went in and
arrested him.
A search of the home turned up
an additional 7.8 grams of mari-
juana and a set of electronic scales.
He was charged with misde-
meanor possession of pot and pos-
session of drug equipment,


Acquitted teacher honored


(from page one)
Mr. Bishop, who earns $50,550
per year, teaches carpentry and
cabinetmaking to "mentally chal-
lenged adults... to teach skills to
re-enter the job market," according
to his teacher-of-the-year applica-
tion.
He wrote that he incorporated
hand-signals to communicate with
them because of the noise in the
shop.
"Raising my voice gives them
the perception I'm yelling at them,
which has a negative impact on
their self-confidence," he wrote,
adding that he relies on positive re-
inforcement as a teaching method.
Mr. Bishop has a master's de-
gree in education, and has taught

Boy driving truck
A 15-year-old Macclenny boy
was arrested February 27 for reck-
less driving and underage posses-
sion of alcohol.
Deputy Adam Faircloth was
helping a motorist at George Taber
Boulevard around 3:30 am when
the boy spun his tires several times
while driving east on US 90.
He couldn't explain why he re-
peatedly spun the tires.
When asked why he was dri-
ving on a learner's permit without
a 21-year-old licensed driver in the
vehicle, he said,. "My parents
know I have the truck."
After arresting the boy, Deputy
Faircloth found six beers inside a
cooler in the truck bed.
Police were unable to immedi-
ately contact the boy's parents.


in Baker County since 1988.
Overall, he has taught for 30
years and entered the state's Defer-
red Retirement Option Program
(DROP) in July 2004. His end-
date is June 2009.
He did not return a phone mes-
sage seeking comment.
After last year's trial, the school
district forwarded case informa-
tion to the Florida Department of
Education.
Ms. Barton, however, said the
district has not received any word
from the department's Bureau of
Professional Practices Services.
A teacher of the year is chosen
by peer voting at each school in
the district Macclenny Elemen-
tary, Westside Elementary, Keller
Intermediate, the Middle School,
the High School, the Alternative
School and Southside.
There are four teachers, includ-
ing Mr. Bishop, at Southside.
"I would not presume to second
guess any selection of a teacher of
the year," Ms. Barton said. "It's an
honor to be chosen."
Each was awarded $200.
After they are chosen by their
peers, the teachers submit an ap-
plication supplied by the state,
then a team of outside observers
go to their classrooms to watch
them in action.
The team chooses the district's
teacher of the year, which this year
is Ronda Hartley from Macclenny
Elementary.
She and other school nominees
including Mr. Bishop were intro-
duced at a Baker County School
Board meeting last week.l
Ms. Barton.said the selection


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Hospital gives
Stotler a endff
The crowd in Crews gymnasium
at Northeast Florida State Hos-
pital ran up near 500 the after-
noon of February 24 to say
goodbye to C. V. (Bud) Stotler,
the popular hospital administra-
tor for 21 years. A portion of the
crowd including Mr. Stotler's
son Brian and his family are pic-
tured in the top photo, and
(right) he smiles during one of
the many tributes that afternoon,
seated next to his wife Diane.
Among the speakers were several
longtime friends who made the
trip to Macclenny to recall
humorous anecdotes, current as-
sistant administrator Steve
Kennedy, who spoke for the 1100
staff members, Secretary Lucy
Hadi of the Department of Chil-
dren and Families and Sheriff
Joey Dobson for the Baker
County community.


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Wife refuses to drive

husband; he cuts her


A Glen St. Mary man peeling
potatoes after drinking two pints
of whiskey and a six pack of beer
February 22 told his wife, "I'll cut
your guts out," because she
wouldn't drive him to the store for
more booze.
Claude Mann, 52, then lunged
at his wife and cut her twice on the
right hand.
Her son Stephen Mattox pulled
her husband off her as Mr. Mann's
son Nathan Jenkins picked the
knife up off the floor and hid it.
Mr. Mann then charged toward

Man, youths
had booze and
drugs in motel
A Macclenny man and four ju-
veniles, including a girl who'd
turned 16 that day, were arrested
February 24 in a motel room and
charged with drug and alcohol of-
fenses.
Michael Blodgett, 18, also was
charged with contributing to the
delinquency of a minor.
Mr. Blodgett claimed owner-
ship of a small amount of marijua-
na police found in a room at the
Travelodge on Woodlawn Road.
It's not clear from the police re-
port whether just he, or everyone
in the room, was charged with
misdemeanor possession.
All were charged with under-
aged possession of alcohol.
Deputy Sgt. Thomas Dyal ar-
rived at the room around 8:54 pm
after motel guests had complained
about noise.
He smelled pot wafting through
the door. Upon entering, he saw
the drug in a brown bag on a table.
He also found a few bottles of
liquor in the refrigerator.


Mr. Mattox, who pushed him
away.
Mr. Mann fell onto shards of
glass he had broken in the kitchen
and sustained a "long laceration"
on his back.
He agreed to be transported to
the Fraser Hospital emergency
room, but refused to be treated.
Deputy Adam Faircloth arrived
at Country Boy's convenience
store at 9:44 pm, where he met
with Mr. Mann's wife, who'd fled
to the store, Mr. Mattox and Mr.
Jenkins.
He later talked with Mr. Mann
at his home on Clinton Avenue.
The officer filed a charge of ag-
gravated battery against Mr. Mann,
but did not physically arrest him
because of his "refusal to receive
medical treatment for his injuries."
In another battery, a 15-year-old
Glen St. Mary girl was arrested for
hitting a teacher at Baker County
Middle School February 24 around
9:58 am.
The teacher was breaking up a
confrontation between the girl and
a 14-year-old boy.
As he separated them, the girl
took a swing at the boy, but hit the
teacher.
Battery on a school employee is
a felony.


'Quick-change'
con hits groceries
An unidentified man entered
two local grocery stores February
27 and bamboozled two cashiers
out of $50 each.
The man, identified as a black
male wearing blue jeans, dark shirt
and a yellow hat, entered Food Li-
on around 5:14 pm.
He bought a soft drink and paid
for it with a $50 bill. After the
cashier gave him change, he gave
her back some money, asking for
bigger bills. After several such ex-
changes, he left.
The cashier's register came up
$50.17 short.
About a half hour later, a man
fitting the description showed up
in Winn Dixie and did the same
thing.
In other property crimes:
Gene Steves of Glen St. Mary
told police February 23 that some-
one had stolen his Yamaha genera-
tor from his home sometime dur-
ing the previous week.
He'd been back and forth be-
tween Jacksonville and his home
on Aunt Mary Harvey Road, so he
couldn't nail down an exact date.
He valued the generator at
$2500.
Sawyer Gas on W. Macclenny
Ave. reported February 25 that
someone had stolen a 60-gallon
propane tank valued at $350 and a
truck tank remote valued at $335
from the back storage yard.


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psychologist and one of three current assistant administrators,'will take charge of the 1150
employee Northeast Florida State Hospital until a replacement is named for C.V. (Bud)
Stotler, who retired last week. Dr Coleman, in his 16th year at the mental hospital, is one
of seven finalists for the job. DCF expects to make a recommendation to Governor Jeb
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Wed 53 years
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Glen St. Mary observed 53 years
of marriage on Monday, February
28. They were wed on that day in
1952 in Moniac, Ga.
The Floyds have three children:
Steven and Cheryl of Jacksonville
and Patricia of Glen.
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casserole, cauliflowerr, garlic bread and
milk, V*M
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rice, tomato and cucumbers, cornbread,
cookies and milk.
FRIDAY: Country fried steak with
gravy, creamed corn, mashed potatoes,
roll, fruit and milk.
MONDAY: Chicken with dumplings,
beets, biscuit and applesauce.
TUESDAY: Pepper steak with gravy,
rice, green beans, bread, gelatin and milk.
WEDNESDAY: Smoked sausage,
scalloped potatoes, peas, bread, banana and
milk.
THURSDAY: Meatloaf with gravy,
potatoes, carrots, roll, pudding and milk.
FRIDAY: Sliced ham, macaroni and
cheese, cabbage, bread, fruit and milk.


Women's Club
wins 6 ribbons
The District 4 President's coun-
cil meeting was held February 25
at Fernandina Beach. In atten-
dance were Mary Finley, Claudine
Rhoden, Mary Linda Green, Olga
Carr, Trilby Crews, Mabel Brazil
and Cheryl Lunn.
The District Arts and Crafts
show featured 210 items from 15
clubs. The local club entered 10
items and received six ribbons.
Mary Linda Green received a blue
ribbon and will go on to state. Ol-
ga Carr and Trilby Crews won red
ribbons. Ms. Crews also won two
honorable mentions.

Roadside fund
raiser a success!
Volunteers with buckets were at
the intersections of US 90 and
121, Barber Road and 121, and US
90 and 125 (Glen) last Saturday
and collected $1460 for the Baker
County Council on Aging. The
response was overwhelming.
Thanks to the following for
helping out: Bambie Barber of Mac-
clenny Rehab, County Commissioner
Mark Hartley, Property Appraiser Tim
Sweat, Tax Collector Gene Harvey,
Macclenny Commissioner B.J. Can-
non, County Manager Jason Griffis;
Glen Mayor Juanice Padgett, County
Commissioner Julie Combs, Peggy
Lee, Yvonne Hart, Cassie Martin, Herb
and Helen Caudel, Marilyn Harrell,
George and Marie Wilkinson.

Rhoden reunion
The annual Hardy and Carrie
Rhoden reunion will be March 12
at Taylor Church. Registration will
be at 10:30 am with children's
games to follow at 11.
Lunch will be at noon with fam-
ily remembrances at 1:00 pm.
Please bring old photos to be cop-
ied to video.


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Seniors say thanks
The seniors want to thank all
the people who stood up-town Sat-
urday, and asked for donations for
the seniors center.
A special thanks to Glenna Fras-
er for such a wonderful idea.
'Thanks to Gene Harvey, Julie
Combs, Mark Hartley, David Grif-
fis and all the seniors who gave up
their Saturday to help our cause.
We would also want to espe-
cially thank four of our seniors
who did a superb job of cooking
our Valentine's dinner: George
Wilkinson, Leo Wood, Wesley
Manthy and Anna Bolduc.
Keep up the good work. We
really love and appreciate you!
IRENE PREVATT
FOR THE SENIOR CLIENTS


Cancer group to
hold a flea market
The American Cancer Society
Carnival of Life teams will hold a
flea market at First Baptist Church
of Macclenny on March 5 from
7:30 am-2:00 pm.
The Macclenny Women's Club
raffled a Super'Bowl Basket at
Winn-Dixie and made $65 for the
Carnival of Life Relay. It was won
by a Lawtey youngster.
If you or someone you know is
a cancer survivor, please call Jo-
Ann at 259-6942 or Cheryl at 259-
3666 to register for the Carnival of
Life on April 2 at the fair grounds.






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Raulerson reunion
The 47th annual Raulerson re-
union will be held March 12 at the
Raulerson Community Center on
Trudy Road in Patterson, Ga.
Registration will begin at 9:00
am. Lunch will be sandwiches;
steak and chicken will be served
for dinner. For more information,
call Clinton Raulerson at 904-781-
3157.
Reunion help
Class of 1995, we need your
help! We are planning a 10 year
reunion and need help locating
former classmates.
Please email names (including
maiden), address, phone numbers
and email addresses to haydens -
mom583@yahoo.com or call 259-
9959. Thanks for your help!
THE '95 REUNION COMMITTEE

Rep. Bean staff to
be here each month
Staff members for House Dis-
trict 12 Representative Aaron Bean
will hold office hours in Macclen-
ny the third Thursday of each
month, beginning March 17.
A staff member will be at Mac-
clenny City Hall from 10:00-11:00
am. Appointments; are not ne-
cessary but if you would like to
make one, please call Rep. Bean's
district office at 491-3664.


THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, March 3, 2005 Page Seven


Pet adopt-a-thon
Baker County Animal Control
will hold an adopt-a-thon in the
Garden Center of Wal-Mart on
March 5 and 19 from 10:00 am to
2:00 pm.


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PUBLIC NOTICE
Kevin and LouAnn Crews have petitioned the Board of County
Commissioners to abandon and close Houston Street located
approximately 2 blocks south of Sanderson, Florida, west of 229 south
and east of Cypress St. Any objections to or support of this request will
be heard at a public hearing scheduled for March 21, 2005 at 5:01 p.m.
in the County Commissioners' chambers of the Administration Building,
55 N. Third Street, Maolenny, Fl. According to the American with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an inter-
preter to participate in this proceeding should contact the Planning
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, March 3, 2005 Page Eight


George Barber

rites March 3rd
George Leonard Barber, 68, died
February 28, 2005 following a
lengthy illness. He was born De-
cember 24, 1936.
Mr. Barber was predeceased by
father Leonard Barber; brother Le-
roy Barber; sisters Betty Howard
and Carol Barber; nephew Matt
Barber. Survivors include mother
Sadie Kight Barber; daughter
Shawn Petoskey; granddaughters
Katrina and Savansa Lynn; broth-
ers John and Vernon Barber; sis-
ters Cora Sue Crews, Dorothy Bar-
ton, Peggy Rau and Linda Mobley.
The family received visitors
March 2 from 6-8 pm at Prest-
wood Funeral Home of Baldwin.
The funeral service is planned for
March 3 at 11:00 am at Grace Bap-
tist Church with Pastor DeWayne
Jowers officiating. Interment will
follow at Brandy Branch Ceme-
tery.

In Loving Memory
of
Mr. Lovelace Chandler
2/16/1939 3/1/2004
Doesn't seem like it's been long since
you went home to be with the Lord.
But it's been one year and we have a
lot of memories that we hold dear.
So sleep on, Lovelace, and take your
rest.
We love you dearly, but God loved
you best.
FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS,
WIFE THERESA CHANDLER AND THE
CHANDLER FAMILY

Very grateful
The family of James E. "Du-
gan" Townsend would like to thank
all of our friends and family for all
the kindness, generosity and sup-
port we received during Daddy's
illness and passing.
Thanks to Guerry Funeral Home
for making things go smoothly. To
Bro. Donnie Williams, Calvary
Baptist Church and members, and
especially the ladies who furnished
the food after the service.
A special thanks to Sara Gam-
ble for caring for Daddy during his
illness. We could not have done
without your help.
t _',-.' TilT FAMILY OF
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SSANDERSON
CONGREGATIONAL
HOLINESS CHURCH
CR 127 N., SANDERSON, FL
SUNDAY SCHOOL 10:00 AM
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 AM
SUNDAY EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM
WED. EVENING PRAYER SERV. 7:30 PM
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CHURCH
A-w Ht'.tor t/., Conn,:unii'v
Five Churches Road
Hw\r. 127 Sanderson, FL
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worhip 11:00a.m.
Wed. Night Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
Even 4" Sundk Night Service 7:00p.m.
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Church of God
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"Sharing the Love of Jesus
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Sunday School 10:00 am
Sunday AM Service 11 :0 am
Sunday PM Service 6:30 pm
(1" and 7" Sunday)
Wed. Bible Study 7:30 pm
Friday Prayer Service 7:30 pm
Elder Richard Farmer. Pastor
P.O. Box 268
Five Churches lRd.. Sanderson


Deep appreciation
The family of Lillie Mae Goff
would like to thank everyone for
your kind gestures during our trag-
ic loss.
A special thanks to the many
family, friends and neighbors
whose kindness cannot be measur-
ed. To know our Mom was to love
her.
What better tribute to a long
and wonderful life than all the love
sent to her family at this time?
Words cannot express our grati-
tude to Todd Ferreira, Scott Booze
and Carol Mobley. Too many to
mention by name, we appreciate
all you've done.
BETTY SUE AND EARL STALNAKER
SARA THRIFT AND FAMILY

In Memory
of
Adonis Torre Moore
July 28, 1974-February 22, 2004
The Clock of Life is wound but once,
and no man has the power to tell
just when the hands will stop
-at a late or early hour
Now is the only time you own,
Live, love and toil with a will.
Place no faith on "tomorrow,"
for the clock may then be still.
We love and miss you,
Your family


Thanks for love
The family of Bazil Clutter
would like to thank everyone for
all the prayers, food, flowers and
support during his hospital stay
and following his death.
We would especially like to
thank Todd Ferreira and staff, First
Baptist Church of Macclenny, Dr.
Edsel Bone, Jerry Sisk, and all his
friends and neighbors who sup-
ported us during our loss. Your
thoughtfulness means more than
we can ever express, and we will
always remember you in our hearts.
THE CLUTTER FAMILY


Special speakers
McCray's Chapel Church in
Olustee will host speakers B Alti-
tudes from Baker County on
March 5 at 7:00 pm. The program
is to benefit the building fund.


St. James Episcopal Church
Minnesota Ave. Macclenny, Fla.:
259-7331
Sunday School 9:00 am
Sunday Service 10:00 am


S Emmanuel
Church of God in Christ
"Cros.ing your Jordan and
Pos.sesinq the Promise-
Sun. Moving Sunday School 10:00 am
Sunday Moring Service 11:30 am
Sunday Evening Service 7:00 pm
Every 2nd & 4th Sunday
Tuesday Evening Bible Study 7:00 pm
Pastoral Teaching Thursday 7:00 pm
Pastor: Elder Joe N Ruise
450 S. 8th St.. acclenny
259-4759 J


First United'
J Methodist
Church
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
y John L. Hay, Jr, Pastor I


International Girl Scout event...
Macclenny Girl Scouts (from left) Tealeah Givens, Natalie Nettles, Coryn Eastman,
Stepahnie Tvardos and Desiree Bezona donned native Polish dress as 250 girls from the
Gateway Council gathered in Lake City to celebrate girl scouting around the world (it is
called Girl Guide outside the US). The girls, led by Christine Tvardos, were among troops
from 20 area counties participating in the event sponsored by Students in Free Enterprise
at Lake City Community College. The teams also played musical instruments, performed
skits and demonstrated products from their adopted countries.
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE GATEWAY COUNCIL



'Ditch' driver gets a DUI


A Macclenny man stuck in the
ditch along Woodlawn Road was
arrested February 26 for driving
under the influence.
Deputy Adam Faircloth was do-
ing a property check at 2:00 am at
the nearby Fastway convenience
store when he saw reverse 'lights
repeatedly come on and off near
Woodlawn and Grant.
Mikell Lucas, 45, said he'd just
come from the Country Club
Lounge, where'd he had two
beers, and was two blocks from
his brother's house.

Children's pow-wow
The Cherokee of Georgia Tribal
Council, Inc. will hold its annual
children's pow-wow March 3-5 in
St. George.
Come join us for storytellers,
games, food, camps, museum
relics, music, arts and crafts.
Children's day is March 3-4, so
bring your chair or blanket. Ad-
'mission, parking 'and :camping are
free. For more information,'call:
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After Mr. Lucas failed a couple
of roadside sobriety tests, Deputy
Faircloth did not administer any
more because Mr. Lucas had so
much trouble maintaining his bal-
ance the officer was concerned he
might fall and hurt himself.
The officer learned that Mr. Lu-
cas' license was suspended twice
for DUI-related offenses. He re-
fused to take either breath or blood
tests.
In another DUI-related case, a
St. Augustine woman was arrested
February 23 after failing roadside
sobriety tests.
Deputy Bill Starling arrived at
the S&S Food Store at 7:01 pm in
response to a report of a drunk dri-
ver.
Kimberly King, 39, was getting
into her Corvette Convertible in
the parking lot when the officer
approached her.
After failing the tests, she was
arrested. She refused to take a
urine test. Her nine-year-old
daughterI who was ih the car, wasi
released to her grandmother.


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, March 3, 2005 Page Nine


FFA horse judging team members (L to R) Brandy Smith, Jesse Bales, Lydia Masterson, Rachaelle Bennett, Krysten Meadows.


Students celebrate FFA week


BY AMY JOHNSON
FFA Special Correspondent
February 19-26 was National
FFA Week, designed to promote
the National FFA Organization to
the community.
The Baker County High School
chapter planned many exciting
events for the week. On Tuesday,
chapter members wore official
dress to school to promote FFA
Week. Wednesday we held our
2nd annual Beast Feast, which
turned out to be a big success. We
had all kinds of wild game, rang-
ing from squirrel and rabbit, to
deer and hog.
SOn Thursday we initiated Green
Hand degree recipients, first year
FFA members who have started a
successful supervised agricultural
experience program, by painting


their hands green and having them
wear A sign all day. Wrapping up
the week, onr Friday we passed out
FFA cupcakes to all the teachers
and staff at the high school for
Teacher Appreciation Day.
Our judging teams recently
competed in the state preliminar-
ies. The Poultry Career Develop-
ment Event stimulates learning re-
lated to the production, processing,
marketing and consumption of
poultry products.
The poultry judging team
placed second of 42 teams at the
Florida State Fair. Team members
were Katie Godwin, Cayse Thrift,
and Jason Cantrell. Katie Godwin
was also fourth place high individ-
ual. The 12th place team members
were Emily Coulliette, Ashton
Norman, Keith Woodruff.
The livestock evaluation and se-


election career development event
requires learning activities related
to the production and marketing of
cattle and swine.
The livestock judging and eval-
uation team placed seventh at the
preliminary contest held in Chip-
ley on February 25. Team mem-
bers are Stephanie Greene, Joshua
Rivers, Brandi Staier, Amy John-
son, and Ceigie Parkin. They will
compete at the state contest at the
University of Florida on April 2.
On February 12, the Baker
County Sr. FFA horse evaluation
team competed at the preliminary
contest in Tampa at fair.
Of 67 high school teams, Baker
County placed fourth overall and
will compete against the top 15
teams at the state contest on April
9 in Gainesville. Team members
are Lydia Masterson, Rachealle
Bennett, Krysten Meadows, Jesse
Bales and Brandy Smith.

GED site change
GED registration will be held
Thursday, March 3 at 7:00 pm at
the Baker Middle School cafeteria
in Macclenny. Please make a note
of this change. Registration is lim-
ited, so come early. To register,
.you must have a .Florida picture
ID, social security card and any
waivers.
Call 259-6251 for more infor-
mation on the test or free adult ed-
ucation and GED preparation
classes.


The following activities are
A scheduled in Baker County
schools for March 3-12 This list-
Sing may be incomplete and sub-
C ject to change without notice.
*March 3-10: District Wide-
1 FCAT testing.
2 *March 10-12: BCHS- New
SYork trip.
S-*March 3: BCHS- Softball
vs. Bolles (H) at 6:00 pm. Base-
Aball vs. Union (H) at 6:30 pm. JV
baseball vs. Union (H) at 4:00
pm.
C -March 4: BCHS- Baseball
vs. Ridgeview (H) at 6:00 pm.
SSoftball vs. Lake Butler (H) at
6:00 pm. Track relays at Ed
SWhite. JV baseball at W. Nassau
3 at 5:00 pm. BCMS- Softball at
(3D Lakeside at 4:15 pm.
S*March 5: BCHS- Girls' bas-
ketball banquet in the cafeteria.
B -March 7: District Wide-
C School board meeting at 6:30
Spm at ME auditorium. BCHS-
Baseball at Episcopal at 6:00
1 pm. Softball at Baldwin at 4:00
2 pm. JV baseball vs. Episcopal
3 (H) at 6:00pm.
S March 8: BCHS- JV base-
ball vs. Hilliard (H) at 5:00 pm.
A Track at Lee. Baseball at Hil-
liard at 6:00 pm. Softball vs. W.
B Nassau (H) at 5:00 pm. BCMS-
C Softball at Wilkinson at 4:00
a pm. Track at Hilliard, tba.
1 -March 9: District Wide-
End of third nine weeks. BCHS-
2 Baseball vs. Bradford (H) at 6:00
3 pm. Boys weightlifting vs. W.
) Nassau (H) at 4:00 pm. BCMS-
AR points due. ME- School ad-
A visory council meeting at 8:00
B am.
S March 10: BCHS- JV base-
ball vs. W. Nassau (H) at 5:00
pm. Softball vs. Episcopal (H) at
1 6:00 pm. Deadline for CPT reg-
S istration. Track at W. Nassau.
BCMS- Softball vs. Fernandina
(H) at Baker Recreational Field
Sat 5:00 pm. Track at Yulee at
4:15 pm. KIS- Tiger treats.
A -March 11: District Wide-
B Teacher planning day. BCHS-
C Boys' weightlifting at Suwannee
Invitational at 3:00 pm. BCMS-
Softball at Lake City at 4:15 pm.
1 *March 12: BCHS- New
2 SAT reasoning test in the cafete-
3 ria. YMCA basketball finals in
) the gym at 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.
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juice.
WEDNESDAY: Cereal and toast with milk
and juice.
THURSDAY: Pancakes with syrup with
milk and juice.
FRIDAY: Planning day-no school.
LUNCH
MONDAY: Turkey sandwich or pork sand-
wich, choice of two: French fries, squash, apple-
sauce and milk.
TUESDAY: Pizza or ham with macaroni and
cheese with roll, choice of two: peas, veggies and
dip, fruit and milk.
WEDNESDAY: Spaghetti with meat sauce
and Italian bread or corndog, choice of two: sal-
ad, hashbrowns, peaches with cookie and milk.
THURSDAY: Pork stir fry with rice and roll
or grilled chicken sandwich, choice of two: let-
tuce and tomato slice, carrots, pineapple and milk.
FRIDAY: Planning day-no school.


DKG scholarship
One Delta Kappa Gamma schol-
arship in the amount of $400 will
be awarded to a female pursuing a
degree in education with an intent
to teach. It is not required that the
applicant be a 2004-2005 BCHS
graduate.
Applications must be submitted
to the school district office or to
any DKG member no later than
March 31. BCHS seniors may sub-
mit their application to the guid-
ance office.
Call 259-0406 for more infor-
mation or see Garlon Webb at the
school district office.

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Jessica Jenkins scores from third on a passed ball in Lady Cats' 4-0 victory over Hilliard.
Standing away from the plate is batter Brooke Arzie.



Norman continues hot

streak on mound as the

Lady Cats even record


Ashley Norman pitched a three-
hit shutout and struck out eight to
lead the Lady Wildcats to a 4-0
victory over Hilliard February 24
at Baker High.
Norman struck out eight Flash-
es, who had only one runner ad-
vance beyond first base.
Through the Hilliard game,
Norman had not given up an
earned run in 21 straight innings.
The Cats, 2-2, had just four hits,
but made the most of their oppor-
tunities.
They scored once in the third
after Brittany Gray doubled,
moved to third on a groundout
then scored on an error.
In the fourth, the Cats combined
two hits with a couple of Flashes'
errors and a passed ball to put up
three.
Jessica Jenkins led off with
double. Kassie Crews then beat


out a bunt, moving Jenkins to third
where she scored on a passed ball,
which sent Crews to second.
Brooke Arzie reached on an er-
ror, which plated Crews.
Arzie stole second, went to
third and scored on an RBI
groundout by Mindy Roberts.
The Cats' game scheduled for
Feb. 25 at Paxon was rained out.
Their March 1 game scheduled
for W. Nassau was moved to Bak-
er because the Warriors' field was
under water.
Results of the game were not
available at press time, but can be
found on the Wildcat's website at
http://bchsladycats.tripod.com.
Their next game is scheduled
for March 4 at home against Lake
Butler beginning at 6:00 pm.
After that, they play on March 7
at Baldwin and March 8 at West
Nassau.


In an exciting and well played
game February 22, the Wildcats
baseball team beat Clay County 5-
4 on a suicide squeeze in extra in-
nings.
Leading off the bottom of the
eighth, Trae Knabb got on base af-
ter being hit by a pitch.
After Josh Whitehead, James
Kellow sacrificed the runners to
second and third.
Clay intentionally walked Jere-
my Sharp to load the bases.
Matt Wilson then laid down a
bunt to score Knabb and boost the
Cats' record to 2-1.
Reliever John Barrett got the
win after shutting out the Blue
Devils in the top of the eighth.
Kris Linster pitched the first
seven innings, giving up four runs
on seven hits. Just one of the runs
was earned.
Linster struck out seven and
walked six.
Clay ran out to a 4-0 lead, scor-
ing two in the first inning and sin-
gle runs in the third and fourth.
In the bottom of the fourth,
however, the Wildcats tied the


Baseball clinic
The Baker County High School
Wildcat baseball team will host a
free skills clinic on Sunday, March
6 from 2-4 pm at the Knabb Sport
Complex Little League fields. This
clinic is ideal with pee-wee (pitch-
ing machine), minor and major
league age players.
Instructors will be Wildcat base-
ball players and coaches, and will
focus on hitting, fielding, throwing
and pitching. All coaches and par-
ents are welcome. Please come
early as we will start promptly at
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game.
The rally was highlighted by a
two-run single from Whitehead
and featured RBIs by Sharp and
Adam Lewis.
For the game, Lewis had two
hits, including a double. He also
walked once.
The Cats had six hits and
walked nine times.
The team's February 25 game at
Ribault was rained out and
rescheduled for April 15.
The Cats are scheduled for
three games this week: March 2 at
Paxon, then home games March 3
against Union County and March
4 against Ridgeview at 6:00 pm.
They then play the first three
days of next week: Monday at
Episcopal, Tuesday at Hilliard,
then Wednesday at home against
Bradford County.


Until the Fat Lady Sings
OBSERVATIONS BY BOB GERARD


"Whoo hoo!" as Homer Simp-
son might say after watching the
Academy Awards.
A sports movie wins Best Pic-
ture. And what a sports movie it is.
Million Dollar Baby is based on a
short story by legendary boxing
cut man, F. X. Toole, and is an in-
stant sports classic.
It's about a female boxer por-
trayed by Best Actress Hillary
Swank and her relationship with
her grizzled manager (Clint East-
wood, who won Best Director for
the movie) and trainer (Morgan
Freeman, who was named Best
Supporting Actor).
(That's a lot of tin for one
movie.)
This is a great story that has it
all drama, boxing, romance of a
sort, boxing and more boxing.
It is grizzled did I say that al-
ready? and has a troubling twist.
Oscar couldn't ignore it even if it
is about sports.
And so we have a theme for this
week's column sports movies
that are worth the price of admis-
sion. All can be had on video, even
if you have to look hard for a few.
Baseball
The Natural
My favorite baseball movie,
with Robert Redford as a slightly
mystical and mythical baseball
player. The soundtrack by Randy
Newman is stirring.
Eight Men Out
John Sayles' fabulous look at
the "Black Sox" scandal of 1919.
Field of Dreams
Based on W. P. Kinsella's Shoe-
less Joe, this is also baseball at its
most mystical. Includes great per-
formances by James Earl Jones,
Kevin Costner and Ray Liotta.
Bull Durham
Costner again, this time with
Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins
in a very sensual and funny base-
ball movie.
Pride of the Yankees
Gary Cooper as Lou Gehrig.
Enough said. (Except this: "I con-
sider myself the luckiest man on
the face of the earth").
Major League
Wackiness ensues.
Track
Chariots of Fire
Winner of the Oscar for Best
Picture, this look at two British
runners in the 1924 Olympics is
stirring and wonderful.
Hockey
Miracle
The 1980 USA hockey team
beats the "invincible" Soviet
Union at the Lake Placid Olym-
pics. Sports fans and even non-
fans remember where they were
when they heard the news. Enough-
said. (Except this: "Do you believe
in miracles? Yesss!")
Boxing
Raging Bull
Bobby DeNiro gained 60
pounds and then lost it during the
course of filming this biopic about
boxer Jake LaMotta. Usually on
critics' top ten lists of greatest
American movies ever.
Fat City
Stacey Keach as a down-on-his-
luck boxer is as good as Raging


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Bull but without the hype.
Football
Friday Night Lights
A little overdone, but still a
tough look at high school football
in Texas.
Remember the Titans
Denzel, Denzel, Denzel. Denzel
Washington as a high school foot-
ball coach in the era of integration.
Good stuff.
Basketball
Hoosiers
I love this movie. Besides The
Natural, probably my favorite
sports movie. Gene Hackman stars
as the grizzled coach. (There's that
word again.)
Hoop Dreams
Reality filmmaking follows
young basketball prospects
through their senior season.
Soccer
Victory
Schmaltzy look at soccer play-
ers in a Nazi prison camp who
play a team of German all stars in
Paris during World War 2.
Bend it Like Beckham
What a wonderful movie about
a couple of British girls trying to
play soccer against their parents'
wishes. A fun flick.




HONORABLE MENTION
Spinebuster Championship Wres-
tling will be at the Fairgrounds
March 5 at 7:30 pm. A plethora of
wrestlers will appear with a myriad
of backgrounds from WWE, WCW
and the NWA.
There will also be an autograph
session at Pizza Hut at 1 pm Sat-
urday. Everyone is welcome to en-
joy the manly "sport" of profes-
sional wrestling. Ringside tickets
are $10 while general admission
are $6.
The Macclenny Fire Department
will be selling concessions, so come
out and supportour firefighters.
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BCHS SCHEDULE
March 3
Softball v. Bolles, 6 pm
Baseball v. Union County, 6:30
pm
March 4
Track at Ed White Relays
Baseball v. Ridgeview, 6 pm
Softball v. Union County, 6 pm
March 5
Girls basketball banquet in the
BCHS cafeteria.
March 7
Boys and girls tennis at Ribault,
3pm
Softball at Baldwin, 4 pm
Baseball at Episcopal, 6 pm
March 8
Track at Lee
Boys and girls tennis v. Fernand-
ina Beach, 3 pm.
Softball v. W. Nassau, 5 pm
Baseball at Hilliard, 6 pm
Track at Hilliard
March 9
Baseball v. Bradford, 6 pm.
Boys weightlifting v. W. Nassau,
4 pm.


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Free dogwood trees
Ten free white flowering dog-
wood trees will be given to each
person who joins the National Ar-
bor Day Foundation during March.
The membership fee is $10;
send to Ten Free Dogwood Trees,
National Arbor Day Foundtion,
100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City,
NE 68410 by March 31, or go on-
line to arborday.org. Members also
receive a subscription to the foun-
dations' monthly newsletter and a
book about tree planting and care.
The trees will be shipped at the
right time for planting in your area
between March 1 and May 31 with
enclosed planting instructions. The
six to 12 inch trees are guaranteed
to grow or they will be replaced
free.
Dogwoods have showy spring
flowers, scarlet autumn foliage,
and red berries that attract song-
birds all winter.

Train to become
hospice volunteer
Training sessions are held the
first Wednesday of every month
for those interested in being hos-
pice volunteers. The sessions are
held from 10-11 am at Hospice of
the Suwannee Valley, 618 SW FL
Gateway Drive, Lake City.
Those completing the course
,may volunteer in the Hospice Attic
thrift store and administrative of-
fices as well as helping at special
events, educational fairs, commu-
nity events and fund raising.
To register or for more informa-
tion, contact Carolyn Long at 386-
752-9191.

Get help with taxes
WorkSource is the local free tax
help source if you qualify. To qual-
ify, you must have had:
V 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 866-318-02.11.


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


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Thursday frcom 7-8 pm.
Leaders Club Train, travel,
and learn }3ICA leadership.
working with children and
attending weekend workshops.
T.G.I.F for teens Every
Friday night our teen center
others a fin time for teens
after a long, hard week of
school. The teen center pro-
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Ms. BCHS, calendar girls selected Saturday night...
Representatives whose photos will appear in an upcoming school calendar were chosen during the annual pageant held at the high school
the evening of February 26, along with the reigning Ms. Baker County High School Emily Coggin. Also pictured above are Miss January
Jenna Richardson, Miss February Katie Bass, Miss March Reagan Parrish, Miss April Matti Yarborough, Miss May Ashley Davis, Miss
June Lacey Walker, Miss August Kaylee Yarborough, Miss September Brookelyn Johnson, Miss October Rebecca Wilford, Miss November
Stephanie Rhoden and Miss December Chelsea Davis. Miss July Samantha Briggs is not pictured. PIOTOS BY JUDD JOHNSON &STACEY HEATH


Submits altered Adar


BY NANCY SZANTO
News Editor
A major land use change post-
poned from February 21 was ap-
proved by the Baker County Com-
Smission March 1 after some minor
changes.
The document now goes to the
Florida Department of Community
Affairs as an amendment to the
county's comprehensive land use
plan.
Macclenny attorney Hugh Fish,
representing Adar Developers of
Miami, asked for the delay last
week for a conference with local
planning and zoning coordinator
Cathy Rhoden and the Northeast
Florida Regional Planning Coun-
cil. He said Adar representatives
were concerned about how the
new Mixed Use Development des-
ignation might affect the compa-
ny's 5845 acre development along
CR 125.
The conference.held February
24 brought Adar representatives to
the RPC office in Jacksonville,
where agreement was reached for
several minor modifications: .
Residential development shall
be 25-70% of useable land, non-
residential 15-35%. The earlier
Amounts stipulated 25,4,7% resi-
dential, na~iimm 35% non-res-'
dential, .
Maximum density will,be 12
dwellings per acre, but will gener-
ally range two to four per acre un-
less extras like affordable housing
and recreation are provided. The
earlier wording was 2-12 units
with an average of 21/2.
Central water is required, and
a sewer system is strongly encour-
aged. The new wording calls for
the developer to "obligate funds to
provide capital improvements...as
well as the distribution systems
within the development."
Macclenny has extended its wa-
ter and sewer lines outside the city
limits several times, plus the coun-
ty is considering at least a public
water system at the new 1600 acre
St. Mary's Shoals Park. So a de-
veloper could tap into either, but
would have to pay for the lines
from the nearest connection point
and possibly for booster pumps.
The MUD goes a bit further
than either of the original designa-
tions in setting percentages of the
total acreage for open space and
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recreation as separate require-
ments, plus allowing added densi-
ty if the developer includes "af-
fordable" housing and extra recre-
ation.
Recreation areas are defined for
"activity," including playgrounds,
ballfields, multi-purpose courts,
swimming pools 'and picnic areas.
Golf courses can be up to half the
required recreation area, which is
defined as a minimum 8% of the
developable area.
The term "developable" is im-
portant, since the companion open
space-set at a minimum 10-15%
of the total acreage-can include re-
tention ponds, natural water bodies
and wetlands, none of which can
be counted as recreation.
The availability of central water
and sewer utilities will determine
overall density of development.


With both, density can be up to 18
units per acre if the developer in-
cludes homes priced for very low
to moderate income families, a
range currently set at $76,816 -
$190,915 for families earning
$30,000-75,000.
.The MUD concept, according
to the explanation included by
RPC senior planner Amanda
Smith, is to create "sustainable
communities" with jobs and shop-
ping near homes.
However, an exclusively com-
mercial MUD development would
require added open space and rec-
reation. In both concepts, recrea-
tion and open space will be located
within a half mile from all units.
Neighborhood parks in residential
areas must be at least an acre and
have playground equipment and
multi-use fields or courts.


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man arrest
A man who Was warned by po-
lice after he'd urinated in the park-
ing lot February 24 was arrested a
couple hours later after calling two
deputies "[freaking] idiots," laugh-
ing loudly and speeding off down
the road.
Robert Sampson, 24, of Jack-
sonville was charged with reckless
driving and disorderly conduct.
About an hour after a report that
a man had exposed himself in the
Travelodge parking lot, Deputy
Bill Starling found Mr. Sampson
near the Citgo at South Sixth
Street and Barber Road.
He ard his car fit the descrip-
tion from the Travelodge.
Mr. Sampson told the officer he
was in the area looking for a job
and stopped at the motel to urinate
in the parking lot.
He was warned and sent on his
way.
About two hours later, at 10:33
pm, Deputy Starling and another
officer were going into MacDon-
ald's when Mr. Sampson pulled up
to the traffic signal on South Sixth
and Barber.
He yelled, "Hey!" to get their
attention, then called them "[freak-
ing] idiots!"
He laughed out loud, revved his
engine, spun his tires, and acceler-
ated south on Sixth St. to Interstate
10 westbound.
With the police behind him, he
exited at CR 125 and pulled into
the Citgo where he was arrested.



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publication only. If after that time, the ad continues
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or any other material which in the opinion of the
publisher does not meet standards of publication.


Two log trailers, four bolster, good
condition, $12,000. 386-752-5104.
2/24-3/3p
Jewelry sidewalk sale. Saturday,
March 5th, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, located
in front of Styles by Gwen, 36 E. Mac-
clenny Ave. 3/3c
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
New Zealand rabbits, assorted Ban-
tam chickens and boar goats for sale
at Brannen's Bunny Farm. 275-2177 or
904-838-8261. 2/10-3/3p
Antique bookcases, stack of 4 with
glass doors, walnut. Southern Charm
259-4140. 12/9tfc
Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece,
excellent condition. Southern Charm
259-4140. 12/9tfc
1995 Alfa deluxe 5th wheel travel
trailer with 2 slide-oAts, excellent conz
edition, market value $25,915, asking
$18,500. 740-973-0654 or 259-3732
leave message. 3/3p
Three bicycles $10-$15; push mower
$50; table with 6 chairs $75; all fair
condition. 259-8996. 3/3p
The Franklin Mercantile is now open
for winter, Friday and Saturdays, 10:00
am-5:00 pm,.at the railroad track in
Glen. 259-6040. Ya'll come! 2/17tfc
Baker Paintball balls, gas and gear,
located on Lowder and Railroad Ave,
Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am-2:00
pm, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
3:00 pm-7:00 pm. 3/3-1O0p
Mahogany fold down table, unique,
$595; side tables and much more.
Southern Charm 259-4140. 12/9tfc


Beautiful mahogany twin headboard,
footboard and rails, $295; pair of twin
headboards, footboards and rails,
$295. Mahogany chest. Southern
Charm 259-4140. 12/9tfc
Diamond plate toolbox for full size
truck $125. 386-623-3096. 3/3-1O0p
Dental Plan. Save up to 80%. $11.95
individual; $19.95 family. 904-275-
4202. Ask how you can get the plan
free and make money. 3/3p
Concrete blocks, approximately 150-
200, you move, 500 each. 904-502-
7408. 3/3p
Oils, acrylics, water colors, canvases,
drawing pads and much more! The Office
Mart, 110 S. Fifth Street, 259-3737. tfc
The BCSB surplus equipment sales
are held every 3 months. The sale date
for this quarter is March 3, 2005, from
6:00 am-noon at 270 Jonathon St. For.
more information, please call 259-
5420. 2/24-3/3c
Fiberglass topper (A.R.E.), fits 1994-
1995 Chevy S-10, black, immaculate
condition, $550. 904-502-7408. 3/3p
Good used appliances, 90 day money
back guarantee. 266-4717.
11/4-11/4/05p
Oak bunk bed, mattresses not in-
cluded, retails $475, asking $300. 904-
502-7408. 3/3p
Early 1920 camel back sofa, excellent
condition, $895.Southern Charm 259-
4140. 12/9tfc
2004 Triton TR-186 Limited Edition
Bass boat, 150 Mercury, 23 Tempest,
runs about 70 mph, 72 lb. thrust Mo-
torguide 12/24 trolling motor, depth
finder, jack plate, on-board dual charg-
ing system, hydraulic steering, ladder,
many extras, still under factory war-
:ranty, approximately 15 hours on en-
gine, paid $28,995, owe $22,000. Call
904-945-7265. 3/3p
Wonderful bedroom suite, double.
bed, dresser with mirror, chest, 2 night
stands, mahogany wood. Southern
Charm. 259-4140. 2/3tfc
Jenny Lynn crib with mattress and
matching changing table $125;
bassinett, new, $30; x-large dresser
with 8 drawers $45; Baby Noah crib set
with many accessories $40; 2 car
seats $25; lots of "almost new" girl
clothes 9-18 months, shoes and more.
Cheap prices. To see these and more,
call Krystal 259-5156. 3/3p
Oak drop-leaf coffee table with match-
ing end tables $150; sofa table $75; fu-
ton $50. 259-3878. 3/3p


Moving sale. Brown tweed sofa and
chair $100; recliner $25; queen bed,
chest, dresser, china cabinet, etc.
10791 Westside St., Glen. or 509-
8082. 3/3p
Antique breakfront buffet, breakfront
china cabinet, buffet, large table with 4
chairs, all mahogany, can be seen at
Southern Charm. 259-4140. 12/9tfc
Hot tub $350, works great, seats 4.
591-2640. 3/3p
Two prom dresses in great condi-
tion,worn once,sizes 3/4 and 3/5, $50
each. Call 904-483-8498. 3/3p


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, $21,950. 707-8649. 2/1 Otfc
1995 Ford van, two A/Cs, a nice van,
$3500. 571-0913. 3/3p


2000 Hyundai Elantra, automatic, 4
door, A/C, power windows, AM/FM/-
cassette, CD, good condition, $6500.
259-0530. 2/24-3/3p
Toyota Corolla, automatic, cold A/C,
AM/FM, cassette, 4 door, runs and
looks great, one owner. 259-1731.
3/3p
1995 Mustang, loaded, $3500. Call


259-5919 after 5:00pm. 3/3

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Music lessons in Macclenny! All in-
struments, singing,.all ages. 653-1737.
2/24-3/3p
For rent: 6x12 dump trailer for rent,
will hold 6 tons construction debris or
any haul off. 259-3084. 1/20tfc
W, Yit's under your bed, or in your
*closet? I collect guitars. Call Lacy
Crews 259-7325. 1/6tfc
Lose weight. Gain energy naturally.
Make money: No investment required.
Call Jessica Rawlings 266-4234 or
386-623-1020. 3/3-1O0p
Do you have a junk car or truck you
want hauled off or to sell? 259-7968.
4/22tfc
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 receive payment in less
Than 10 days: Call 759-0884 (Glen St.
Mary). 2/24-3/31 p


Tree trimming removal and clean up.
Licensed and insured. 259-7968.
10/21tfc
Horse Gate Trail boarding stables.
pony-moonwalk parties. Birthdays,
teams, clubs, daycares, churches,
special events. Glen St. Mary. 259-
2465. 2/24-4/28P


Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $50 boarding fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc
Puppies bloodhound, red bone and
beagle mixed, 8 weeks old, shots and
wormed, $75. 386-623-3096. 3/3-1O0p
English American bulldog pups,
shots and wormed, $200 OBO, most of
them are white. 653-2084. 3/3c


Lost: 2/26 in Macedonia area, small
female beagle, black, red and white;
child's pet. 653-1102. 3/3p
Found: Wedding set in Winn Dixie
parking lot. Call 259-3723 and identify.
3/3
Found: 3 month old yellow lab mix,
Glen St. Mary, very cute and friendly.
259-3441 or 259-5436. 3/3


Notice to readers:
The newspaper often publishes classified
advertising on subjects like work-at-home,
weight loss products, health products.
While the newspaper uses reasonable dis-
cretion in deciding on publication of such
ads, it takes no responsibility as to the truth-
fulness of claims. Respondents should use
caution and common sense before sending
any money or making other commitments
based on statements and/or promises; de-
mand specifics in writing. You can also.call
the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-
FTC-HELP to find out how to spot fraudu-
lent solicitations. Remember: if it sounds
too good to be true, it probably is.
The Baker County Press
Lumber graders needed. Pay $12.74
to $14.52. An EEO and drug free es-
tablished company. We offer 401 K,
health/dental insurance, paid holidays
and vacation. Apply in person at
Gilman Building Products, CR 218 in
Maxville, FL. or fax resume to Tamara
at 904-289-7736. 3/3-24c
Window replacement specialist/car-
penter and roofer. 591-2791. 2/3tfc
Part-time housekeeper/cook, 1-2 days
a week, well compensated, references.
Send resume to P.O. Box 598, Mac-
clenny, FL 32063. 2/24-3/1O0p


Friday 8:00 am-?, 710 Shortputt
Dr. Wooden oak shelves, 7' tall,
3 wide with 5 shelves 1'
deep. weight set, clean
bagged talking toys, hand
held games, Beanies,
glass and Easter items.
Friday 8:00 am-2:00
pm, 121 to 23C, left on SllS
James Britt Rd, first
house, sale in back.
Friday 8:00 am-2:00 pm,
Christian Fellowship Temple, 251
W. Ohio Ave. Rain or shine.
Friday and Saturday 8:00 am-?,
7349 W. Madison St.. Glen St. Mary
Friday and Saturday 8:00 am-?, 211
N. 4th St ust north of telephone com-
pany. Multi family. Rain cancels.
Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 pm, 6900
Odis Yarborough Rd. 4 teenage girls!
Lots of name brand clothes, little girl's
clothes, size 4-6, men and women
clothing, miscellaneous items, toys,
books, small appliances, kitchen items,
knick knacks, scrubs, some furniture.
Friday and Saturday 7:30 am-?,
13899 N. CR 23A, 3 miles N. of US 90.
Friday and Saturday 9:00 am-?, on
23D.
Friday and Saturday 8:00 am-1:00
pm, Michelle Rd., Whspering Pines.
Saturday 7:30 am-noon, 4679 Maple
St., Macclenny II. Entertainment center
$50, microwave $25, movies, DVDs,
baby stroller, clothes, much more.
Three families. Moving sale.
Saturday 7:30 am-?, 9624 S. SR 121,
Macclenny. Three families. Some of
everything.

Excellent opportunity for a motivat-
ed, qualified person in Baker and sur-
rounding counties. Experience in sales
helpful, good PT job with full time po-
tential. Reply with resume and ref-
erences to P.O. Box 598, Macclenny,
FL 32063. 2/10tfc
Utility/laborers needed. Pay $9.29 to
$10.26 after 6 months. An EEO ard
drug free established company. We of-_
fer 401K, health/dental insurance, paid
holidays and vacations. Apply in per-
son at Gilman Building Products, CR
218 in Maxville, FL. or fax resume to
Tamara at 904-289-7736. 3/3-24c
Ray's Nursery, Inc. is now taking appli-
cations for truck drivers. Must have
Class A-CDL. Apply in person at the
office, Monday-Friday, 8:30-9:00 am'
2/17tfc


Saturday only 9:00 am-?,
208 S. 3rd St. Toys,
clothes and lots more.
ESAl Saturday 9:00 am-2:00
Spm, 858 Jacqueline Circle
Saturday 8:00 am-?, 217
S N. Lowder St., beside
Macclenny Revival
S" Center Proceeds will
benefit cancer patient
and family. Weather per-
mitting.
Saturday 7:30 am-12:30 pm, 267
Owen Acres. A little bit of everything.
Rain cancels.
Saturday 8:30 am-?, 60 W. Blvd N. in
front of Dr. Weeks' office. Miscella-
neous items, furniture. knick knacks.
Saturday 9:00 am-?, 716 Bogie Dr.,
US 90 to road beside Ag Center, then
2nd road on right. Baby girl clothes,
movies, CDs. porcelain dolls, etc. Two
families
Saturday 7:30 am-2:00 pm, First Bap-
tist Church, Macclenny Relay for Life
team's tun raiser. Many bargains.
Saturday 8:00 am-?, 7689 Old Nurs-
ery Rd., Old Nursery Plantation. No
early birds.
Saturday 9:00 am?, Woodlawn Rd. to
Creekside to 8409 Penny Place. In-
fanis and toddler boy's clothes.
Monday 3/7 through Saturday 3/12
9:00 am-?, In Olustee at Ocean Pond
Road. Nice gently used summer family
clothing, all sizes. Also, up to 4XXX
women's and 3XXX men's. Household
items, toys, baby items, etc. etc. More
brought each day. I also buy items.
Call 386-755-0692 for information.

Experienced A/C and duct installers
and helpers, must have transportation.
259-8038. 2/24-3/17p
Child care giver needed for new pre-
school in Macclenny. 259-1373.
2/17-3/3p,>
Forklift operator needed. Pay
i$11.18/hour. Anr EEO and drug free es-t
tablished cornpany. We offer 401 K;!
health/dental insurance, paid holidays
and vacations. Apply in person at1.
Gilman Building Products, CR 218 irt
Maxville, FL. or fax resume to Tamara
at 904-289-7736. 3/3-24c
Full-time person to do heavy duty con'
struction site clean up. Must have a.
valid driver's license with good driving,
record and pickup truck for transporta-
tion. 259-2255. 2/3tfc


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Salt Delivery
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259-6672
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904-338-7657 cell
259-6396
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Call for free estimates
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Stump removal
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We sell horses
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Licensed & Insured
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So many options!
See our Catalogs at
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110 South 5th Street
259-3737
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In-ground pools available


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DOUGHBOY above-ground pools
Service Renovations Cleaning
Repairs Chemicals Parts
698-E West Macclcnny Ave.
2/17tfc (next to Raynor's Pharmacy)
4CE Fall & Winter hours:
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
10 am-6 pm
Saturday 10 am-2 pm
259-5222
11/28tfc (CPC 053903) 9/2tfc


CHANEY LAND
DEVELOPMENT
Land clearing demolition
Hauling excavation
Fill dirt ponds
386-569-7757


3/14tfc


A &R TRUSS
Engineered trusses for your new
Home Barn Shed Etc.
Free Estimates
259-3300
12/23tfc
LARRY WESTFALL
CORPORATION
Roofing
Free Estimates
259-8700


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GATEWAY PEST
CONTROL, INC.
259-3808
All types of pest control
Call Eston, Shannon, Bryan,
Bill or Philip
Beverly Monds Owner


CONNIE F.WHITE,
275-2474
Septic tanks, Tractor work.
New systems, Repairs,
Sump pumps, Culverts,
Slag hauled & spread
2/5tfc
DAVID'S PAINTING
& HOME REPAIRS
Quality work Licensed
14 years experience
Free Estimates
904-395-4121


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259-8013


FILL DIRT
Culverts Installec
259-2536
Tim Johnson


11/16tfc


APPLIANCE DOCTOR
Air Conditioners Heat Pumps
SMajor Appliances *
24 hour, 7 day emergency service!
Call Vince Farnesi, Owner-Operator
259-2124
7/1tfc
WELL DRILLING
2" & 4" wells
Roger Raulerson
259-7531
p 4/3tfc


THE OFFICE M
Oils, acrylics, watercolors,
drawing pads & much
110 South Fifth Str
259-3737


GOD'S BUSINESS
After-hours computer repair
Networking, training,
graphic design & writing
Call Cheryl
904-885-1237
9/16tfc
A&R ROOFING, INC.
New roofs Roof repairs
Roof replacement
Free estimates


259-7892


9/9tfc


LEGGETT'S
2/17-3/10p APPLIANCE SERVICE,
INC.
We service:
Refrigerators washers dryers
Ranges microwaves dishwashers
Window A/Cs
IART SERVICE YOU CAN DEPEND ON
canvases, 29-
more! 259-1882


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COUNTYWIDE
WASTE DISPOSAL, INC.
Residential/Commercial, ,'
Garbage pickup for Baker County
S 259-5692
Kent Kirkland, Owner/Operator
9/23-3/23p


WADE'S TRACTOR
WORKS, INC.
Finish grading Dirt leveling
Mowing ~ Culverts
Slag driveways
259-3691


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weekend guaranteed. Average $779-
1019 week, CDL-A required, Jack-
bnville, Fla terminal. 1-877-428-5627
ww.ctdrivers.com. 3/3c
Experienced painters needed. Must
lave tools. 259-5877. 12/30tfc
iay's Nursery has openings for 2
ieedeaters. Call 259-3740. 1/20tfc
air stylist and nail technician
needed, booth rent or commissions.
pall Malissa at Artisan's 259-8160.
S2/3tfc


iack office help and transciptionist
needed. Dr. Scarborough's office. 259-
'725. 2/24-3/3p
.river needed. The Baker Council on
going Inc. is accepting applications for
a van driver. Must have a minimum of
Class E license, at least one year's dri-
Iing experience and a good driving
record. Must pass a pre-employment
drug test and criminal background
check. Must be able to pass CDL test if
required. Duties include providing
transportation for disadvantaged indi-
viduals in a safe and reliable manner.
Please submit applications to: Ida
Raulerson, BCCOA, 101 E. Macclenny
Ave., Macclenny, FL. 3/3c
We are seeking a self motivated, re-
sponsible, organized, punctual individ-
ual to join our team. This position con-
!sist of many different facets. The indi-
!vidual must be physically fit and able to
Ilift 100 lbs. minimum. For an applica-
tion, call V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Ser-
vices at 259-5700. 3/3tfc


Tiny Tots Day Care is looking for a
childcare worker for the infant room.
Hours are 2-6 pm. Applicants must be
18 years old or older to apply. 259-
j 4737. 3/3p
Meridian Behavorial Healthcare, Inc.
is seeking applications for the following
positions: add specialist MIST and
adult programs, FT/PT Gainesville and
PRN Lake City; children's welfare su-
pervisor FT Starke; counselor IV/se-
nior clinician outpatient adults/chil-
Sdren, FT Gainesville, Lake City,
SJasper, Lake Butler and Starke; emer-
gency SVCS intake evaluator FT
Gainesville and Lake City; counselor II
- FT Gainesville and Lake City; coun-
I selor III FT Lake City; family support
Worker FT Gainesville; LPN FT/PRN
Gainesville and Lake City; program di-
rector, acute care FT Gainesville;
psych tech FT/PRN Gainesville and
Lake City; RN FT Gainesville and
Lake City; family care supervisor FT
Gainesville; cook FT Lake City; med-
ical records tech FT Gainesville;
counselor IV/senior clinician Achieve-
ment Center FT Lake City; senior
client relations specialist PT Lake
City. Excellent benefits. For details
visit www.meridian-healthcare.org or
call 352-374-5600 ext. 8277. Send re-
sumes to Meridian Behavorial Health-
care, Inc., Human Resources, 4300
SW 13th St., Gainesville, FL 32608,
fax 352-374-5608, e-mail jobs@mb-
hci.org;,AtlP f reter to'Sir Ad't'EOE"'
DFWP; 3/3c


Local home health care agency seek-
ing PRN registered nurse for local and
surrounding areas. Call 259-3111 for.
details. 2/24tfc
Pier, 6 Seafood now accepting appli-
cation. for all positions. 259-6123.
2/24-3/31 c
Truck drivers needed. Experienced
and inexperienced. Great earning po-
tential and benefits. Get home often!
Call AMG toll free 1-866-374-0764.
2/24-3/17p


Travelodge has position available for
night clerk and is accepting applica-
tions Monday-Friday, 8:00a m-5:00
pm. Applicants need to apply in person
and be willing to work weekends and
holidays. No phone calls. 1651 S. 6th
Street. 3/3c
Now Hiring! Drivers, class A-CDL re-
quired, laborers and foremen for com-
pany specializing in erosion control.
Please fax resume to 275-3292 or call
904-275-4960. EOE. 2/24-3/17p

$122,000, all brick at the edge of city
limits, 3 BR, 1 BA, large family room,
1 2x14 screened back porch, spacious
backyard, pool with large deck, 12x20
shed, privacy fence. 259-6941. 3/3p
5 BR, 3 BA, 3400 sq. ft. on 1 acre,
Brick, $295,000. 591-2791. 2/3tfc


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,
$157,000. 259-5296 by appointment,
please. 3/3p
3 BR, 2'/2 BA brick home, formal living
room and dining room, formal foyer
with marble floors, large master BR
with huge bath and walk-in closet, fam-
ily room with fireplace (antique mantle)
and built-in book shelves, eat-in, fully
equipped kitchen, extra room for office
or 4th BR, bi-level deck with hot tub, 2
car garage, extra basement storage, '/2
acre lot in Whispering Pines Subdivi-
sion. For sale by owner. Price Re-
duced!! Contact 259-7088 for appoint-
ment. 3/3-24p

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

Available now. Large 2 BR, 2 BA sin-
glewide, new carpet, refrigerator, well
and septic. $575 per month, 1st, last
and $300 escrow. 259-5877. 3/3c
1'/2 acre lot for mobile home in South
Glen. 259-6735.. 9/23tfc


Furnished, 1 BR upstairs apartment
with private downtown parking, $400
per month, 1st and last month, $50 util-
ity deposit and $50 cleanup deposit,
pre-payment, references required.
259-6518. 2/17tfc
Clean and quiet, Sanderson, 2 BR,
$500 per month. Call Dan at 333-0981.
3/3-1 Op
New apartments available now and
more available on March 1st. 2 BR, 1
BA, $575 per month, $575 security de-
posit. 259-7892. 2/3tfc
4 BR, 2 BA house off Horseshoe Cir-
cle, Bryceville, $650 per month, 1st,
last and deposit, unfurnished. Call
Tamara at 904-797-7903. 3/3-1O0p
2 BR, 2 BA mobile home, CH/A, $520
per month, 1st, last and $300 deposit,
free trash pickup, water included. 259-
7335. 2/24tfc
2 BR, 1 BA home, downtown Mac-
clenny, newly remodeled, no pets or


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smoking, $675 month, + deposit. 699-
1781. 2/1 Otfc


Mobile Homes
Save $8K. 2004 Merit, 3 BR, 2 BA,
1500 sq. ft., all upgrades, appliances,
CH/A, garden tub, walk in closets,
$45,900. 259-6485. 2/24-3/3p
Must sell. 16x80 3 BR, 2 BA 1999
Fleetwood, garden tub, his/hers clos-
ets, dishwasher, range, refrigerator, is-
land kitchen, very nice! Value is
$19,500, will sell for $15,900. Call 379-
3392. 3/3-1O0p
1999 14x70 3 BR, 2 BA, excellent con-
dition, includes appliances and CH/A,
$15,000. 259-7026. 3/3-1 Op
$0 down! Land/home packages. Call
Don at 259-HOME. 3/3-1 Oc


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Deep Water- 60 beautiful acres
on the St. Mary's River. Many native
palm trees. This unique property was
once a deep water port for sailing
ships. Secluded with its own private
road. Located next to the world
famous White Oak Plantation in
Nassau County. If you are looking
for a private estate site, this is it.
Shown to qualified buyers by appt.
only. Priced at $3,500,000
Convenient to Gainesville or Lake
City- Immaculate 1489 sq. ft., 3
BR, 2 BA doublewide recently


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roof and large (well built) deck.
Nice 3 acre lot with creek on the
back. Located on SW 57th Trail in
Union County. $92500 Reduced
to $88,900


Land- Located in Lancaster Glen
4/2 miles west of Macclenny. Easy
access to US Hwy. 90 and 1-10.
Lot #1- 11.74 acres $76,310
Lot #6- 10.01 acres $65,000
Lot #13- 10 acres $45,000
Lot #15- 10 acres $65,000
Lot #21- 25.42 acres $101,680
Mobile Home Park- 5 sin-
glewide mobile homes, each on a
75x125 lot plus one 75x125 rental
lot. PI""*; .o 5 per
mon da
100% ooccuple a. o savve nice
shade trees. Located near schools in
Hilliard (Nassau Cty.) Priced to sell
at $150,000 No owner financing.
2 Bedroom Home on US 90
in Baldwin. Good investment
property or starter home. priced
for quick sale $42,000.


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135 Acres Located on paved road
in Glen St. Mary, zoned agricultural
7.5. Bring your horses and mobile
home of build your dream home.
$125,000.
Nice Building Lot- 1.05 acre in
Oakridge (Off of Bob Bumsed Rd.)
North of Glen St. Mary. Partially
clear o ton.
Restric only.
High and dry with some trees.
Priced at $29,900
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath doublewide
mobile home. Lot is over 1 acre.
Located on Yellow Water Rd. in
Duval County. Must see to appreci-
ate. $82000 Reduced to $77,500
Lot on St. Mary's River, con-
veniently located between Glen
St. Mary and Macclenny. This
heavenly wooded lot is restricted
to site built homes only. /4 acre +
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