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The Baker County press
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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: June 16, 2005
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Macclenny (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Baker County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Baker -- Macclenny
Coordinates: 30.283333 x -82.116667 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Apr. 12, 1929.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 11, no. 39 (Jan. 2, 1931).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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76th Year, Vol. 9 Thursday June 16, 2005 Macclenny, Florida 500

State and


awards to

The Press
For reporting, writing
and photography

The Baker County Press last
week won 12 state and national
awards for reporting, writing and
In just the past six years, the pa-
per has garnered 85 awards, includ-
ing the prestigious Claudia Ross
Award for Investigative Journal-
And once again, the Press was
the only Baker County newspaper
to be honored
for its work.
The paper
received one
first place award,
two seconds
and three thirds
from the Flori-
da Press Asso-
S ciation at its an-
nual convention
June 11 in Key
Michael Rinker The contest
judged work
published in

cluded 957 en-
tries from 36
S' .'" Florida weekly
papers with cir-
Scularions under
No weekly
newspaper in
north Florida
N \on more
awards than the
Nancy Szanto Press, while on-
ly three state-
Swide had more.
S Meanwhile,
the National
S"- Federation of
SPress Women
,4 recognized
Press news edi-
J tor Nancy Szan-
to with six re-
gional awards.
"The awards
are a reflection
SJimMcGauley of our commit-
ment to put out the best paper we
can for Baker County," said Pub-
lisher Jim McGauley. "And I think
the people appreciate that commit-
The paper's first place award
from the Florida Press Association
went to Michael Rinker for humor
The winning column arose from
his experience after being summon-
ed for jury duty. He wrote about a
fellow potential juror who didn't
know what an "elected official"
was, and another who said he
couldn't be on a jury because the
case "ain't none of my business."
Mr. Rinker also took two sec-
ond-place awards-- one for in-
depth reporting on Operation
Blackberry, the undercover sting
that led to the arrest of Baker
County residents on fish and wild-
life violations; and one for his news
coverage of a man who killed him-
self and his two-year-old boy in a
trailer in south Sanderson.
He also won third-place for a
photograph of a tearful little girl on
her first day at kindergarten,
"Ob\ iouslh, we publish this
newspaper for the readers," Mr,
Rinker said. "Noinehdees, it's very
cool to be recLoniLed by your prcrs.
I's like the icing on the cake.'
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Phil Rhoden is

city commission

interim appointee

In three personnel decisions June
S14, the Macclenny Commission
chose Phil Rhoden to fill a vacant
1 .board seat, agreed to let City Man-
ager Gerald Dopson stay on the job
beyond his original September 1 re-
tirement date, and named
secretary Christy Linster
_44 as interim manager for
the month of September.
Manager Dopson's re- V
marks indicated he'd like
for Ms. Linster to become ;I
the full-time manager
when he does retire.
"I'm encouraging Chris-
ty to pursue a transition
plan. Her public relations
skills are good, and her
Heavy rains contribute to 1-10 accident Monday skills are good, and herulPhil
Perhaps we need to let her conduct. Phil
A produce truckdriver lostcontrol on therain-slick interstateinsouth Macclenny, crossed themedianandflippeditonitssidebefore clpingapas- Perhaps we need to let her conduct
senger car in the westbound lane of Interstate 10. Two other tractor-trailers had to steer into the median to-avoid the out-of-control truck An SUV some meetings, for her confidence
also had to steer clear. The truck driver was taken to Fraser Hospital with minor injuries. The accident occurred in the late afternoon June 13 a cou- level to grow," Mr. Dopson said.
pie of hundred yards east of the SR 121 exit Other-details were not available from the Florida Highway Patrol late Tuesday. Under terms of the Florida De-

More abuse suits against Camp Tracey

Three more men have filed law-
suits against the Jacksonville
church that runs Camp Tracey in
north Baker County, claiming they
were forced to perform sexual acts
with the camp's dean of boys and
the brother of its founder.
They also say they were physi-
cally abused by the camp's staff,
who pushed, punched and threw
them, denied them food and used
an electric cattle prod on them.
1 Harvest Baptist Church in Jack-
sonville, owner of the camp, settled
two similar lawsuits filed in 2003.
Terms of the settlements are confi-
Women who answered the
phone at the camp and church each
said nobody wanted to comment on
the allegations.
Brothers Jeremy and Joseph Holt
and Morris Shedd Jr. filed separate

lawsuits in circuit court in Jackson-
Each of the Holts allege that Ar-
thur Houde, dean of the boys' camp,
forced them to perform sexual acts
with him.
Jeremy was at Camp Tracey
from 1989-96; Joseph was there in
1991 and 1992.
Both men say the developed se-
vere psychological distress, that led
to alcohol abuse, denial, repression
and disassociative behavior.
As a result, each has had trouble
keeping relationships and jobs.
Jeremy Holt is sexually dysfunc-
tional and his brother suicidal, ac-
cording to the lawsuits, which were
'filed by Miami attorney Joel Ma-
He also represented Kirk Griffin
and Jason Berglund in the lawsuits
the church settled.

"I would love to help shut that
place down," Mr. Magolnick told
The Florida Times-Union.
He told the newspaper he has
been contacted by about a dozen
other people making similar allega-
Mr. Shedd, in his suit, claims
that he was forced to endure sexual
acts with Cedric McCormick.
Mr. Shedd was a resident at the
camp from 1991-95
Camp Tracey was founded in
1981 by Pastor Wilford McCor-
mick, a Baker County native, and
named for his deceased son.
The camp bills itself as a funda-
mentalist Christian outpost where
troubled youth are directed away
from errant behavior.
There is a full-time school,
which provides vocational training
that emphasizes agriculture and

The Holts were sent there due to
"problems at home," while Mr
Shedd because of "problems at
The lawsuits allege Harvest
Baptist was negligent in allowing a
dangerous condition to exist at the
camp and failing to properly safe-
guard or warn the boys about the
"Despite having actual knowl-
edge of prior physical and sexual
abuse of minors by counselors at
Camp Tracey..., Harvest took no
action whatsoever to supervise
those abusing [the boys] or to oth-
erwise protect [them] from physical
and sexual attacks."
The lawsuits seek unspecified
compensatory damages for medical
and psychological treatment, thera-
py and counseling.


Hand-sewn by her mother,

she has kept it 94 years

The baby in the grainy black and
white photo is the very picture of health
and vibrance.
Her young mother is, well, the very
picture of motherhood, beaming as she
lifts her pride and joy to the camera lens.
In a matter of weeks, the photo will be
94 years-old because Nellie Farris ob-
served her birthday in May, and was four
months old when it was taken in Mount
Clemons, Mich.
She's wearing a fine,
delicate white batiste
baby dress in a style
common for that era.
It's adorned with hun-
dreds of embroidered
eyelets, all the meticu-
lous handywork of her
mother, Linda Matilda,
Nellie's multhcr is long
dead. her life cut short
with a weakernrd heart,
She was only 41.
Those bright 'yes
peering out iof i.l chubm k
b\ baby fiae art noW'
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are connected via an intercom. But Nellie
pretty much navigates her way from
memory around the house where she's
lived for decades.
And in her bedroom, in a four-drawer
chest by the wall, is the dress.
She's kept it all these years, wrapped
in plastic. The dress is a bit brittle now,
and discolored, but the handiwork and
love that went into making it all those
years ago are still quite
Even though Nellie
can't see it anymore,
S she remembers exactly
what it looks like, the
-,, delicate sewn loops. It
puts her back to a time
oI so long ago before her
wc '* parents moved south to
Marclenny, leaving
nM iehigia by train in the
middle in a blizzard.
The dress was packed
away in one of the
trunks, along with all
their worldly belong-
ti-t father Allen
,1aiui Nvas advised to
WooV to a warmer Ci-.
mate iFv, his health, and
oii" to NeIlie her
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Nellie Farris tday w tbea byt dress; at left, with her
proud mother tL.n..4 U .:.; 94 yersage.
mother was a detor and other an engineer, wasn't
initial' keen tn i-n rral north nForida.
"4Le7's j..'. sa cc- :. '-E. it and made ..hs btes:
she coue cd ,. i. ,.' emi beis Ne.ie, her onlv
LIr..... M.;..-. A,-': .ID ce.-nnecri lons to This
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ferred Retirement Option Program
(DROP), Mr. Dopson is required to
begin retirement within five years
after he signed up.
Linda Williams, present at the
meeting because she was one of
five candidates for the va-
S cant commission seat, ex-
plained the process:
"You go off the payroll
for 30 days and receive
your first retirementi
check. Then you go back
"..- on the city payroll and
"i" wait 11 months without a
retirement check. After
S that, you can draw both
the retirement check and
the city payroll," said Msi
Rhoden Williams, whose 36 years
at Northeast Florida State Hospital
included 20 years as payroll super-
"I don't want to be perceived as
double-dipping," said Manager
Dopson, who indicated if he re-
mains on the job more than another
year, he will reduce his city pay by
the amount of his pension. He said,.
he will also be "on the job without;
pay" for September.
"Well, I'm tickled to death he:
wants to do this. There's no better
man at this time.- it's no time to;
change," said Commissioner Ver-
non Bennett.
In his letter of explanation, Mr.
Dopson said he wants to be involv-;
ed in a possible merger with Glen
St. Mary, as well as other growth
issues facing the city.
"I do mean this to be an unspeci-.
fied amount of time. When I get to'
where I no longer look forward toi
coming to work or the mayor and:
commission no longer look forward
to me coming to work or the con-
stituents no longer look forward to
me coming to work. I just hope the
good Lord will give me the insight
to know when it's time to step
aside," he explained.
The vote for Mr. Rhoden was 3-
1 among the board members re-
maining after the late April resigna-
tion of B.J. Cannon. The vote was
by handwritten ballots passed t6
Ms. Linster, and the board members
declined Ms. Williams' request to
state their preferences.
"It should be private who we vot-
ed for, just like at the polls," said
Commissioner Bennett.
Ms. Williams later clarified her
request, asking only the number of
votes each candidate received. "I
just know one person voted for me,
because he said he was," she said.
Three other candidates had also!
applied, and two of them lamented
the commission's decision leaves
the board without minority repre-
"I was hoping for change tonightL
There are six brothers in seats up
there, and I wanted a black brother
in a seat. We've been trying to get
minority representation," said Isaac
Tisdale, who is black.
"I've been trying to be that mi
norit' for 17 years!" Ms. Williams
retorted. She and Mr. Cannon tied
the last time a chair became vacant
between elections, in Janmuar 2_02
following the death of James
"Smin:v" Sc-ni t. T: tie was bro-
ken with a coin toss.
Had there been a tie this time,
Manager D.pson wouId have cast
the deiJl: y vote.
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$1 million mentioned in price talk

on sale of old health department

In the wake of a third failed
sale, the old county health depart-
ment on South Sixth Street in
Macclenny is again up for bid.
And the minimum offer this time
around will be $1 million.
That is nearly double the most
recent offer from Phil Procacci of
Margate, who in December offer-
ed a combination of $380,000 cash
and land swap for a parcel behind
the YMCA on South Lowder
The deal fell through because
Mr. Procacci was unable to acquire
an easement from the 4.48 acres
east onto Sixth Street. The only
other entry is via the city's narrow
Honeymill Road west of the par-
In his offer dated last December
27, Mr. Procacci valued his parcel
at $195,000, for a total $575,000
purchase price.

Rhoden is


(from page one)
Steven Jones tried a different
approach, suggesting-a liaison ap-
pointee for the black community.
And Tommy Rollins, who has
been accompanying both Mr. Tis-
dale and Mr. Jones to commission
meetings for several months, sug-
gested, "I'd like to recommend you
appoint a black representative in
the future."
Mr. Rhoden must run in the Sep-
tember 13 election to retain the
seat and Mayor Gary Dopson
urged the unsuccessful applicants
to run then also. "There will be
three seats then, and we run city-
wide," he noted.
Mr. Rhoden noted the latter is
"I will represent all the city, and
I sincerely offer you the op-
portunity to come see me any time
about concerns in your area. It's
not just the concerns of the black
or white community."
He is the son of former Com-
missioner Paul Rhoden, who serv-
ed on the city board in the 1970s.
The final candidate for appoint-
ment was Herb Rodgers, who was
also present for the meeting.

The health department land is
only 1.86 acres, but has been the
focus of sporadic interest by sever-
al businesses, mostly as a site for a
drug store.
During the Baker County Com-
mission meeting June 7, County
Manager Jason Griffis said the
most recent inquiry indicated the
prospect is willing to pay $1 mil-
lion for the site.
In another proposed land trans-
action, the Baker County Commis-
sion will at its June 20 meeting
discuss the $54,500 appraisal on
the Sanderson Senior Center. Sev-
eral groups have expressed interest
in acquiring the site. Senior activi-
ties including weekday lunches
have been consolidated at the
Macclenny center.
Also on June 20, there will be a
public hearing on extending the 6o
per gallon local option gas tax for
20 years. If it is, the county can
pledge the revenue for a new loan
to pave dirt roads.
In other business from June 6,
county road department employees
have repaired Reynolds Bridge,
and Hal Jones Contractor Inc. of
Jacksonville will be paid $180,450
to replace the Hattie Mixon Bridge.
Special projects manager Bob-
by Hancock presented his first re-
port on the inventory of county in-
frastructure. New government ac-
counting rules require governments
to identify every building, road,
bridge and similar items, their date
of acquisition and original price.
"So far, I've spent about 38
hours on it, and four other employ-
ees have also spent time. "We've
had this information, just never in
one place before. Now we'll have
it all in one notebook," Mr. Han-
cock said.

In short items, the commission:
Agreed to a $100 donation for
Independence Day fireworks at
Northeast Florida State Hospital.
Accepted revisions to the
State Housing Improvements Pro-
gram to allow some of the grant
money to be used for emergency
Learned the county will re-
ceive a $200,000 Florida Recrea-
tional Development Assistance
Program grant to build ballfields at
the 20 acre park on US 90 west of
Glen St. Mary.
Received a packet of informa-
tion on well permitting via the In-
ternet from St. Johns River Water
Management District representa-
tive Melinda Granlund. Citizens
interested can access the web site
at' https://permitting.sjrwmd.com/-
Agreed to promote Ann Yar-
brough to board secretary, accept
the resignation' of Wendall Ray
Combs from the maintenance de-
partment, transfer Shannon Whit-
field back to the maintenance de-
partment, and promote Georgia
Monfort to animal control officer.
Openings are being advertised for
another secretary position and ani-
mal control assistant.

The Batiste dress...

(from page one) one of the county's only plumbers.
The Harts raised three sons, one of
Pensacola years before. them the recently deceased Robert
They lived off US 90 before it Hart, who was adopted.
was paved, and that stretch of Trail- Nellie helped raise her younger
ridge was notorious for thick san- brother through years of her moth-
dy soil, deep ruts and stranded, ov- er's declining health and after her
erheated Model Ts. The family kept death in 1931.
a water barrel out near the road so When it was time to work out-
motorists could re-fill steaming, side the house, she took a job as a
parched radiators. hostess and housekeeper at River-
"Mother made up a sign saying, side Presbyterian Church in Jack-
'Children brought this water here sonville, and shortly after it open-
in buckets,' so people would leave ed, at Northeast Florida State Hos-
a few coins when they took the pital as an occupational therapist.
water. It worked!" She retired from there.
The urbane New Yorker who The baby dress won't remain out
was also an artist of some accom- of sight stored in that dresser for
plishment spent the rest of her life long. Nellie recently made ar-
in Baker County, though Nellie be- rangements to donate it to Heri-
lieves secretly she would have tage Park in Macclenny where it
gladly gone back up north., can remain as a tribute to another
Nellie's father Allen never re- time.

gretted leaving the frozen upper
Midwest, and lived out his days as

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



Quality tested...soaking wet!
The New Leaf Hawg Riders
1350 S. 6th St., Macclenny 8161 US Hwy. 90, Glen St. Mary

And a tribute to the creative, tal-
ented and intelligent young mother
who fashioned it by hand as a la-
bor of love.


wins awards

(from-page one) .
Press Women contest, Ms. Szanto
nearly swept the category for con-
tinuing coverage, winning first
place for a series of articles on last
year's elections.
One of those articles, an analy-
sis of constitutional amendments-
.on the ballot, was "clear, helpful
and well balanced," according to
the judges.
Ms. Szanto also took third place
and honorable mention in the cate-
In addition, she received a third
place for stories on city annexation
and the county budget, and a third
place for a column on the impor-
tance of choosing a replacement
zoning officer.
She also got an honorable men-
tion for reporting on alleged mis-
deeds at the New River Landfill.
"It's a validation of our excel-
lence by objective judges who
know journalism," Ms. Szanto

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One Good Deed

A special Father's Day tribute

By Rebecca Hart
Special to The Press
Most of you probably think Bobby is the only writer in the Hart
family. I also write but it's more from the head than the heart--mostly
business topics. Honestly, not often a whole lot I care about.
But this year something happened that made me care. Made me sit
down in the middle of the night and jot down a few thoughts. I shared
those thoughts at my father's funeral and a good friend of mine encour-
aged me to write them down because she wanted to be able to remem-
ber the life lessons.
First, a little history. In March 1999, my older son Jacob was nine
months old and my 75-year-old father Robert Hart (we called him
"Deed") had a stroke. The term "sandwich generation" doesn't begin to
encompass the emotional meat grinder when you deal with the begin-
ning of life and the end of it at the same time.
For those of you who didn't know him, Deed was a carpenter and a
quiet, gentle man. He took great pride in his workmanship, and people
who worked with him thought he was a master.
After his stroke, he spent several months in intensive care and finally
made it to rehab, with his left side paralyzed. But at least he was in rehab
and we just knew we could find the right equation to "fix it." We pushed
and pushed, this therapy and that.
We learned more about strokes than we ever wanted to know. We
were going to overcome this after all, he was still alive and we
thought he was invincible.
One day a doctor sat me down and told me I was going to have to
realize I couldn't fix this situation, or I was going to end up in the same
shape he was, except I'd be paralyzed emotionally. At first I was
angry, but it finally sunk in. I had to stop thinking we could fix it if we
just worked longer, made a few more phone calls, spent a little more-
money or tried a little bit harder.
It just was. And somehow it went from being a dominant stressor
to a simple fact of life. I learned that's what happens when you have to
live with something that's broken. We lived with it for almost six
years, until he died this past January. Then we learned what "broken"
really means.
At his funeral, I shared a few of the lessons he taught us with his
life, not through his words but his actions. I started out by saying I
believe the only real things in life are what nobody can take away. The
rest is just "stuff"-it can be shiny, expensive, even sentimental but it's
still just stuff. What endures are treasures no one can take away.
The first lesson is to look beyond the obvious, beyond what you can
see with your eyes, to the potential of a thing. As a carpenter, he could
look at a pile of wood, bricks and cement and see a home for a family.
He taught that skill to many people along the way. Now we all do it in
our own way, not just in the constructing of houses. For example, the
teachers in our family look beyond their eyes to see into the heart of
children, and encourage them they construct character, and in doing
so, they shape the future.
The second lesson is to always be kind and respectful. Be a person
who gives more than you get. Deed extended kindness whether he
knew you for 5 minutes or 58 years, and also (remarkably!) whether he
agreed with you or not. (Granted, in the "nobody's perfect" category,
he never met Steve Spurrier or Michael Jackson, so his reaction to
either of them will just have to remain one of life's mysteries).
Look past money and power (or lack thereof remember, that's just
what the eye can see) to the essence of a person. Growing up, we
thought this was normal, that everyone's dad provided this kind of
foundation. It was only when we grew up a bit that we realized it was
truly one of a kind.
The third leissornis'65e'thit'r struggle with every single day. As the
saying goes: "measure twice, cut once." Even though I know better,
my inclination is to eyeball a situation, guess five or six times, often
ending up with a jumbled up mess. He taught us to make the back as
good as the front, and the inside as good as the outside, even if nobody
would ever see it. We know if it's worth doing, it's worth doing well.
At least it gives us all something to aspire to.
At Deed's funeral so many people told us how proud he was of his
children (and grandchildren, and soon great-grandchildren). The truth
is we remain as proud of him as you can ever be of another human
being, for these reasons and many more.
This morning, when it was just me and my four-year-old son Alex
in the car, we were talking about breakfast, cartoons, general morning
school-ride topics. Then there was a long moment of silence, like he
was thinking hard about what he was going to say next.
Out of the blue he told me: "You know, there is a way for you to talk
to your Deed." What he said next made me run the yellow light
because I couldn't see if it had turned red. "Tonight when you go out-
side, look for the very brightest star in the sky and that will be your
Deed smiling down on you. Then you can talk to him, Mommy, and he
will tell you what to do next."
I don't know who told Alex how the Universe works but I'm pretty
sure I won't be alone tonight when I wish for a clear, starry sky.
Happy Father's Day.

The 'other side' of visitation story

Dear Editor:
I am the "other parent" referred
to in last week's letter in your
newspaper signed by Mrs. Walter
Adams (Visitation is not always
iha ).
The reason the children aren't
going to visitation is they don't
want to, and \\hen our daughter
asks you. "NMom. please don't
make me go back!" how can you
keep sending her?

tIn Press ssoC,,,

Award Winning Newspaper

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NEWS EDITOR -Nancy Szanto
NEWS & SPORTS-Michael Rinker
COMMENT Cheryl R.Pingel
Jessica Prevatt & Laura Briner
CLASSIFIED ADS Barbara Blackshear

Jail can not be worse than look-
ing her in the eye and telling her,
"The judge said you have to see
him again." If it was your daugh-
ter, what would you do?
I respect the law, but I don't
have to agree with it, and as a par-
ent I will protect my children from
harm even if it's from the other
parent and/or step-parent.

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Weddings, Olympics linked



I was standing in the guidance
office at the high school talking to
counselors Alana Harvey and Deb-
bie Charko. Debbie's daughter is
getting married this summer and
they are heavy into all that wed-
ding planning business. Personal-

ly, I'm convinced you could orga-
nize the Olympic Games more
easily than the average wedding.
Come to think of it, there are a
lot of similarities between even a
small wedding and the Olympic
Games. Let's take a look at it and
you'll see what I mean.
In the Olympics, you have to
move large groups of people, so
there are transit systems to think
about. London and New York are
set to spend billions of dollars on
infrastructure in hopes of landing
the 2012 Olympics. Try flying in

sets of relatives from all over the
continental United States for a wed-
ding and you'll see what I mean.
In both the Olympics and a wed-
ding, you have to decorate many
different venues. Rehearsal dinners,
the church, the reception spot, it's a
lot of work.
Though you aren't handing out
gold, silver and bronze medals in a
wedding, there are those pesky
groomsmen and bridesmaids' gifts.
Food is a huge consideration for
both events and if the bride and
groom are from different towns, the

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The school grades are out and
everybody's breathing a bit easier
this week. Baker County turned in
another "C" performance based on
the FCAT assessment test, and
that's pretty middle-of-the-road.
Putting a positive spin on it, at
least we're spared the embarrass-
ment of school grades at the "D"
or egadd!) "F" level. They are truly
a scourge.
Those of us who cruised
through college with solid "C" av-
erages take a bit more liberal view
of things, though the sub-par per-
formance of Baker High students
in reading (only 30% meeting ex-
pected standards) is very disturb-
ing. Especially to someone in the
newspaper business.
A year ago, School Superinten-
dent Paula Barton was quoted
thusly: "Nobody wants to be a C
school district. We are not a med-
iocre school district."
Ms. Barton no doubt is trying to
prove that, but yes, the Baker

County school district probably is
a mediocre one based on overall
performance in state testing and
other areas.
Across Florida, the aggregate
scoring on assessment tests is ris-
ing, and if Baker County doesn't
keep pace with that, then we can
be sure we'll be seen as "medi-
ocre" or worse. The district plans
to focus more closely on problem
areas in specific grades and target
them with more intense instruc-
tion. That should help, but if it
doesn't maybe we have bigger
problems than we suspect.
It's been said before in this col-
umn space that grading schools
and judging student performance
on the basis of FCAT testing
perhaps isn't the "end-all" of edu-
cation. But it sure beats any mea-,
sure we've had to date, and far ex-
cels having no yardstick at all.
Teachers complain that too
much emphasis is placed on the
testing, not leaving sufficient time


for other learning in the classroom.
The time leading up to test day is
spent almost exclusively on prep-
ping students for FCATS. Very lit-
tle else is covered, and the pres-
sure to perform gets pretty intense.
Well, the pressure to perform
gets pretty intense sometimes as
we go into higher education and
into the job market. Welcome to
the real world.
So, five years from this month
will we still be looking at "solid
Cs" on the scorecard?
If the Department of Education
in Tallahassee, which in the
writer's humble opinion has yet to
justify its existence, quits med-
dling and material the state
expects children to know at speci-
fied grades stays fairly constant,
there's no reason Baker County
can't produce a "B" school or two.
Or will we as a community be-
come complacent and simply
accept "C" schools for what they
are places where kids who want
to excel are free to do so? And
visa versa.
Public schools have to take in
everyone, regardless of home en-
vironment and other key factors,
and they are expected to turn out a
product off the assembly line that's
virtually identical as it relates to
what they know.
Is that being "mediocre?" If so,
perhaps that's just what we are.

choice ot the host city is a big deal
and can be the source of prickly
arguments leading up to the event..
Past weddings are examined be-
cause no parent wants her daugh-
ter's wedding to look like someone
else's, just as Olympic organizers
want something memorable. It
would be a huge social faux pas if
the bride's dress and bridesmaids'
outfits looked just like ones a wed-
ding earlier in the month.
If the bride and groom are from
other parts of the country, then cul-
tural differences come into play. If
the bride is from Macclenny and
the groom is from East Lansing,
Michigan, they might as well be a
swimmer from Turkmenistan and
a Greco-Roman wrestler from Sri
Both have opening and closing
ceremonies the rehearsal dinner
and the reception must have mu-
sic, dance and pageantry.
In weddings as well as the Olym-
pic Games, there is the thrill of
victory and the agony of defeat. A
wedding that goes off without a
hitch is a beautiful and memorable
thing. When the groom and the
best man get drunk and into a fist
fight at the rehearsal dinner, it's
bound to cast a pall across the cer-
emony the next day.
Money is a huge factor. The
Olympic Games have been known
to bankrupt major cities, and as any
father can tell you, a wedding with
a dozen bridesmaids well, I don't
think I have to say any more.
Both can tax the multi-media
knowledge of the respective orga-
nizers. The Olympics takes hun-
dreds of cameras, lights and video
equipment. Just see how happy the
bride and groom will be if they are
left standing at the unity candle for
15 minutes because the singer's
karaoke tape won't play.
Security is an important consid-
eration in these days of global ter-
rorism. Athens spent $1.5 billion
on security. As for weddings, no-
body wants the bride's old boy-
friend Bubba showing up drunk
and loudly proclaiming, "Hey,
have they got to that there 'Does.
anh body knowi:'any reason why
these two can't be joined in mar-
riage' part yet?"
Success lies in the details. At a
good Olympic Games, every little
thing has been considered. The
same is true with weddings.
Women who are organizing their
daughters' weddings become ob-
sessed with the smallest of details.
Debbie Charko was talking about
something she had read about bou-
"I read that a bride should never
carry a bouquet bigger than her
"Why is that?" I asked.
"Well, you don't want the bride
to look like a pin-head, do you?"
"Good point. A pin-headed
bride is never a good thing."
"Where does that leave me,"
said Alana, who is single. "Every-
one says I have a small head. What
if I ever got married? What could I
"A pansy would be nice," my
wife answered.
"A bouquet?"
"No, a single pansy."
"Not funny."
I've never had a wedding to con-
tend with. But my daughter is 19
and in college, so it will probably
happen sometime in the dim fu-
Hmm.' Can you say elopement?
Ouch! My wife just hit me over
the head with a book. I bet that's
never happened to the head of the
International Olympic Committee.

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Impact fees

Boards leaning toward

later effective date; aiming

at lower aggregate costs

News Editor
Impact fees on new construc-
tion in Baker County will not take
effect until at least October 1, and
they will likely be considerably
lower than the $7432 debated in a
public hearing June 7.
Other changes discussed by the
Baker County Commission and
School Board in a June 13 work-
shop may include automatic annu-
al increases to avoid chronic pub-
lic protest, and options as to when
the fees are paid: when the build-
ing permit is acquired, at the mort-
gage closing, or in installments
over several years.
"I feel it would be permissible
to graduate fees over the years, be-
cause your studies justify the need.
You can make a management deci-
sion not to impose the total fee
now," said School Board Attorney
John Caven.
County Commissioner Fred
Raulerson said he opposes auto-
matic incremental increases. Most
houses are over the 1500 square
feet the county set as a base rate,
so there will be more income than
anticipated, he said.
"I'd prefer to start low and raise
it in a couple of years if there's no
adverse impact on growth. We do
need to get it in place. People are
just saying, 'Don't hit me so hard.'
But once they get used to being
hit, we can hit harder," Mr. Rauler-
son reasoned.
"We didn't just pull those fig-
ures out of the sky we had stud-
ies. The people objecting don't
have any documentation; they just
feel it's too high," countered
School Board member Paul
Raulerson. "We don't want to kill
growth, but if the price of land is-
n't going to slow growth,the im-
pact fee isn't going to stifle it."
"Wouldn't it be easier to set it
in automatic tiers, then cut back or
freeze it if there is an adverse ef-
fect?" asked Commissioner Gor-
don Crews.
The Florida House of Represen-
tatives proposed last spring to
make impact fees uniform state-
wide; the measure failed because
of a clause to allow a credit against
property taxes, a factor some felt
would "take money from one gov-
ernment pocket and put it in the
A second public meeting is ten-
tatively scheduled for Tuesday, Ju-
ly 19, at 7 pm at the School Board
meeting room on Jonathan Street.
The date may be changed because
it conflicts with the regular month-

ly meeting of the Glen St. Mary
Town Council, which is expected
along with Macclenny to enact
identical fees with the county.
The school district can only
levy on homes because the only
impact is students, while the other
government board can also assess
fees against businesses which
bring added traffic, utility exten-
sions, police, fire and rescue sta-
In the June 13 workshop, com-
missioners and school board mem-
bers acknowledged they may have
been asking for "too much, too
"We've got to look at this as:
any money is more than we had
last year," said Commissioner
Crews. "Nobody at that meeting
was against impact fees, but all
were against the amount. I origi-
nally thought it would be $2500
total, and I heard the same from
School Board Member Karen
McCollum said that was her origi-
nal expectation also.
"But then I looked at the re-
ports. But I also heard from the
citizens that it was 'too much, too
soon,' and that we should build up
in increments."
Studies for the school district
by Kenneth Creveling of Urban-
omics, a research company in Pon-
te Vedra Beach, and engineer
Frank Darabi for the county sug-
gested base fees of $4000' and
$3432 respectively. The county
would have added $2 per square
foot above a basic fee for a 1500
square foot home; the school board
planned to charge only $3000 for
mobile homes despite the study
showing occupants have a slightly
higher number of children per
The two government boards
had already set fees below what
the studies showed they will need
to keep up with capital improve-
ments for anticipated growth. But
the total approaching $10,000 star-
tled residents and small developers
as well as board members.
More than 50 people filled the
county commission room for the
June 7 hearing. Several favored
impact fees but not at the levels
proposed. And those few consis-
Stently suggested the $2500 figure
overall, considerably under what
either board proposed for itself
Mr. Creveling said his study
forecasts the school district faces
spending $87 million for new
schools over the next 25 years.
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The school district's consultant Kenneth Creveling of Ponte Vedra reviews recommendations on impact fees at joint meeting the morning
of June 13. In photo (foreground, from left) are County Manager Jason Griffis, Commissioners Gordon Crews and Fred Raulerson. In
back are School Superintendent Paula Barton and Chairman Patricia Weeks.

gressive growth, some 5000 more
students," he said.
That would more than double
current enrollment, and actual
growth could be considerably
more. However, developers might
be restricted by the state's "con-
currency" rule that requires infra-
structure like schools, roads and
utilities to be in place or for the
developer to contribute enough
money or build the amenities need-
ed to serve the project.
The school district has several
fund sources for capital improve-
ments: two mills of property taxes,
state Public Education Capital
Outlay money (of which Baker
County got nothing last year),
Capital Outlay and Debt Service
state funds (also not an assured
The two mill levy currently
brings about $1.5 million per year
- but the district had to relinquish
that to the state for two years as
part of the $11.8 million Special

Facilities Grant that built the new
Macclenny Elementary. The dis-
trict had earlier tapped the state
grant fund for Baker High, which
opened in 1989.
"We generally rely on that (two
mill) money for renovations," ex-
plained School Superintendent
Paula Barton.
"If it wasn't for the special fa-
cilities money, we'd have 70 port-
able classrooms instead of none,"
added School Board Member
Dwight Crews.
As for the proposed large subdi-
visions, Ms. Barton noted at least
one has offered to donate land for
one or more new schools. "But the
bricks and mortar is the big ex-
pense and then we've got to buy
and maintain buses."
With an estimated 500 miles of
dirt roads, many inadequate to
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cerns most citizens, said Superin-
tendent Barton.
"They just want to know what
affects them directly. So for the
hearing we need a presentation
with those target points."

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in his custody between May 30
and June 5.
The girl's mother and grand-
mother reported extensive bruising
on her upper legs and buttocks
after the girl returned from a visit
to the father's residence off Tall
Pine Road north of Macclenny.
Initially, the daughter said she
fell off a bike, then admitted her
father had used the belt. The moth-
er summoned police, who in turn
contacted an investigator with the
Department of Children and Fam-
The father and his girlfriend,
during a subsequent interview .
acknowledged the beatings occur-
red on June 2 as discipline for
swinging on a bunk bed, then for
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charged in rash of coin, other thefts
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Jacksonville detectives have
taken an interest in a trio of sus-
pects arrested in Macclenny late
on June 10 for a string 'of vending
machine and shoplifting thefts.
The three reportedly confessed
to the local crimes earlier that day,
and also to a series of burglaries
and similar looting on Jackson-
ville's westside.
"We have our officers to thank
on this one; they got right on the
tail of those people and I think
they'll be able to tie them to a rash
of thefts in Duval County," noted
Lt. Gerald Gonzalez, the chief pa-,
trol deputy.
Local deputies were aided by a.
surveillance tape that showed the
three forcing open a coin box at

Boyfriend wi

for a domestic
A Jacksonville man who walk-
ed away following an argument
with his girlfriend in the parking
lot of the Baker County court-
house ended up in jail on a warrant
for domestic violence battery.
Deputy Alison Tomlinson said
she caught up with Raheimi Kin-
sey, 30, near US 90 and College
following the complaint call from
a witness to the argument about
4:45 the afternoon of June 9.
An identity check turned up the
warrant from Duval County.
In other cases, Paul T. Harvey,
45, of Sanderson was arrested
early the next morning for domes-
tic violence following an alterca-
tion with his 50-year-old wife
The wife told police Mr. Har-
vey had been drinking all day and
threatened suicide before slapping
her. She responded by throwing a
chair at him and calling police to
their home off Duff Davis Road.
A criminal complaint for violat-
ing a domestic violence injunction
was made June 8 against Steph-
anie Foster, 24, of Glen St. Mary.
Aubrey White, 29, an employee
of the Wal-Mart pharmacy, told

the car wash on US 90 east in
Thomas Smith of Macclenny
reported the incident after 11:00
that evening, and the camera log-
ged the incriminating images
about 8:00 pm.
Deputy David Morgan said rea-
sonably clear images of the three
thieves plus their 1990 Chevrolet
van were visible on the tape, and
several officers fanned out into the
area on the chance they were still
in Baker County.
It turns out that hunch was cor-
Deputy Darrin Whitaker drove
up on the three in the parking lot
of the S&S store about 11:30 and
they matched the video images.
They identified themselves as

as wanted

ic battery
police Ms. Foster confronted her
in the store just after noon. Two
co-workers affirmed her statement.
Ms. Foster had been court-or-
dered to stay away from Ms.
White due to past difficulties.
A domestic violence complaint
was filed against 19-year-old.
Christopher Jowers of Baldwin
following a June 10 incident in
east Macclenny.
His girlfriend Brandy Hartley,
23, of Macclenny told police Mr.
Jowers tossed a beer bottle at her
face as they argued in front of a
residence on South 1st St. The
blow caused a laceration.
James Moring, 30, of Baldwin
was named in a complaint for
aggravated assault after he alleg-
edly threatened to kill Marcus W.
Jackson, 51, of Macclenny.
The suspect was said to have
confronted the victim with a base-
ball bat at a Sanderson street cor-
ner the afternoon of June 8. They
were arguing over use a car.


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Shannon D. Fail, 34, of Jacksor
ville and Brian S. Haynes, 38, n
address available.
Inside the van were two pr
bars, three hammers and a "reacd
ing tool" allegedly used to jimmi
coin boxes at the east Macclenn
car wash, and police soon leame(
two other car washes in the we;



The suspects were interviewed
separately at county jail, and al-
legedly admitted to the incidents,
and raids on drink vending mach-
ines at several other locations that
afternoon and evening.
They included Family Dollar,
Winn-Dixie, Food Lion and Wal-
Ms. Fail fingered boyfriend Mr.
Rogers as the ringleader, accord-
ing to Sgt. Michael Crews, as did
Mr. Haynes. They also told of coin
thefts in Jacksonville, and a home
burglary where Mr. Rogers alleg-
edly took a safe.
A Jacksonville detective inter-
viewed them later the next morn-
ing, and according to Lt. Gonza-
lez, affirmed that police there had
been investigating a rash of recent
The suspects also were busy in
the area earlier the day of their ar-
rest, and reportedly confessed to
shoplifting tools, food and other
items from CVS Pharmacy, Ad-
vanced Auto and the Exxon Store
at US 90 and Lowder.
Local charges include shoplift-
ing, larceny, burglary, criminal
mischief and possession of bur-
glary tools.
The suspects told police they
stole to support crack cocaine use.

Man denies

using pipe

on window
A Sanderson man denied he
broke a windshield with a metal
bar when he went to the home of
Jeremy Griffis off Mud Lake Road
the evening of June 5 to collect a
$20 debt.
Marvin E. Anderson, 61, admit-
ted to police he was at the resi-
dence several times attempting to
collect the money.
Mr. Griffis' wife reported see-
ing the suspect break the wind-
shield of the victim's 1994 Dodge
pickup after earlier leaving a note
in the vehicle.
In another theft complaint,
Enoch Fraser, 59, told police a 20-
year-old woman took $30 from a
pants pocket at his residence off
CR 23A in late May.
The woman, who has a Glen St.
Mary address, later told Deputy
Mike Lagle she did not take the
money, and suggested the com-
plainant was angry because she
and her family moved out of Mr.
Fraser's house.
She also accused him of making
suggestive advances while she was
living there.
Lettie Home reported the theft
of a DVD and cellular telephone
from her 2002 Chevrolet SUV
between June 5-11. The vehicle
was parked off Katie Court in
Macclenny. The items were valued
at $700.
Christie L. Raulerson, 30, of
Glen St. Mary faces a charge of
shoplifting after she attempted to
leave Wal-Mart the afternoon of
June 9 without paying for three

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Threatens men with gun

The sheriff's department arrest-
ed an Orlando man on twin counts
of aggravated assault for threaten-
ing two men in the parking lot of
Baker Square Shopping just before
dawn of June 8.
The suspect, Edwin J. Montero,
26, brandished a 9 mm pistol and
threatened to kill the men, accord-
ing to statements taken by police.
Darrell Monds, 49, of Macclen-
ny told Sgt. Michael Crews Mr.
Montero confronted him about
5:45 and knocked a cup of coffee
from his hand

Gary Durrance, 50, of Glen St.
Mary said the suspect followed his
vehicle closely with a 2004 Suzuki
before making armed threats to
him. An acquaintance called pol-
ice when she witnessed the inci-
Sgt. Crews noted that a clerk at
the Citgo Station on CR 125 south
of Glen reported about an hour
earlier a man matching Mr. Mon-
tero's description was acting simi-
larly, threatening customers.
Police had responded to that
report as well, but were unable to
locate the suspect.

Charges against drunk teen

A 17-year-old Macclenny youth
is charged with disorderly intoxi-
cation and possession of tobacco
after police went to a disturbance


building site
Wood and building materials
said to be worth nearly $700 were
taken from a construction site off
Odis Yarbrough Road overnight
on June 7.
The materials belonged to Rock
Contractors of Macclenny.
In another theft, a $500 paint
sprayer was reported taken from a
storage area at the Patricia Johns
residence off Klein Road west of
Glen St. Mary.
The victim told police it went
missing between May 26-June 6
when she reported the theft. She
named former tenants as possible
suspects, and noted she evicted
them about that time.
Michael Gordon reported an
outboard motor valued at $700
was apparently removed from. his
boat overnight June 7 off Moc-
casin Creek Circle in the north
The victim gave police the
name of a Sanderson man as a
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both that he was drunk or a/drug
He was also charged with vio-
lating a house arrest order.
In similar incidents, Michelle
M. Hill, 34, of Pensacola was,
arrested for disorderly intoxication
at the Country Club Lounge on
South 6th the evening of June 8.
Police were called when she
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Engineer Frank Darabi's at- tentially could have violated the were added specifically to track
:empt to locate a Class III landfill tri-county pact to use Ellerbee how much the construction will
in Baker County may have hurt Curve for all Class I (household cost in various categories.
him far beyond the local border. garbage) and Class III (all other Liability insurance is up consid-
The New River Solid Waste As- wastes except yard debris). erably, from last year's $37,000 to
sociation decided June 9 to seek Although the application.for a $80,000 in the new budget. "We
proposals from other engineers for special exception permit sought may need to raise our deductible
the tri-county shared landfill at El- Class III status, it also noted the or change carriers," Mr. O'Neal
erbee Curve in Union County. major purpose was because the advised.
The discussion began in con- county needed a disposal site for A change may also be in the
cern over escalating costs for per- construction and demolition de- works for a previous $3 million
nits, design and construction of bris. Mr. Darabi's name did not ap- loan refinanced last year with Mer-
Cell 5. pear on the permit, which was cantile Bank. "We signed this for a
"I hate to bring this up when sought in the name of his attorney, five year fixed rate, so how come
he's not here to defend himself, A. Bice Hope of Gainesville. it's going up?" asked Mr. Smith of
but every time we get a letter from Likely much ofwhat was to be Union County. The current year
him, costs go up," said Eddie Lew- deposited in the south Sanderson interest is $91,000, but jumps to
s of Bradford County. "If I make a parcel would have been well be- $123,000 for fiscal 2005-06.
leal, I have to stay with it, but ev- yond what is termed construction Individual salary raises will be
cry time we hear from him, it's and demolition, including asbes- 3%, but another 2% of the total
nore than it was supposed to be." tos, old appliances and other items salary budget will be divided
Mr. Lewis noted two letters which are buried at Ellerbee Curve among all employees who get sat-
from Mr. Darabi in the meeting under the stricter environmental isfactory annual evaluations.
,acket. One cited an additional rules governing Class 1 areas. Capital improvements besides
;109,600 for operation permit re- Mr. Darabi withdrew the appli- the new cell include electrical pan-
iewal, the other stated he may ask cation after major opposition from el replacement for the leachate col-
or additional funds "should DEP neighbors near the 217 acre site election pond, about $20,000; con-
equest information or modeling along Will Elledge Road and CR averting a shop bay to process old
)eyond the ordinary activities." 229 south of Sanderson. computers, televisions and other
Mr. Darabi's letter quotes a Director O'Neal's job also came electronic wastes, about $10,000; a
;640,000 fee for Cell 5: $293,000 in for discussion as the board con- new $6000 electronic gate for the
or permit and design, $153,100 sidered the upcoming fiscal year front entrance; all-weather covers
or supervision of cell earthwork budget. over man-holes, $8000; a 4" well
and clay liner construction, $193,- "Are we going to do a contract and sprinkler system for dust con-
)00 for other "construction ser- for you?" Wayne Smith of Union trol at the yard waste area, $6000.
prices" including final inspections. County asked during a finance The board approved a trial lease
"Possibly we don't want to committee workshop preceding of a wood grinder for yard wastes
throw the baby out with the bath- the regular meeting. that will produce mulch for land-
vater,' but it may be time to add to "I'd rather have something on escaping and also to mix with dirt for
,taff. Some counties do have sev- paper before we discuss this," Mr. daily cover of garbage. The $15,000
-ral engineers," soothed landfill O'Neal said. monthly lease can be applied to-
lirector Darrell O'Neal. "We've Later, Mr. O'Neal acknowledg- ward the $275,500 purchase price
;ot the Cell 5 application due by ed having received job offers with if the trial is successful.
august, so we need to consider the high salaries from other landfills, "We had a contract for mulch
ime element." nudging Mr. Smith and Chairman with a Jacksonville company, but
Mr. Darabi has been the land- Doyle Thomas of Bradford Coun- it had a lot of plastic and card-
ill's engineer since planning be- ty to consider a raise tied to a con- board mixed in, so it wasn't ac-
an in 1989-90. He has been the tract to retain the director. ceptable. This way, we'd control
engineer for all three member The $7.298 million New River it, and could accept yard waste
counties about the same time. budget is up from $5.554 million free from our counties and citizens
Baker County officials were up- for the current year. Most of the and get clean mulch material," Mr.
et over Mr. Darabi's involvement increase is related to the construc- O'Neal pointed out.
vith a proposed landfill that po- tion of Cell 5, and new line items

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DUI manslaughter charges

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Three year

sentence for

a carjacking
Circuit Judge David Giant sen-
tenced a man to 36 months in
prison for car jacking.
John Farmer will receive credit
for 102 days already served.
On October 26, Gary Scifres of
Jacksonville got out of his car at
an ATM on South Sixth Street and
was dragged about 20 feet when
he tried to stop Mr. Farmer from
stealing his car.
Mr. Scifres pulled up to the ma-
chine near the Pizza Hut at 9:55
am, but had to get out to see the
screen because of the angle of the
As he moved toward the ATM
he heard his door close and saw
Mr. Farmer starting to drive off.
Mr. Scifres reached in to grab
the keys, but Mr. Farmer took off.
Mr. Scifres let go after being
dragged across the parking lot. He
suffered minor injuries to his left
leg and right arm.
Three days later, Jacksonville
police conducting a traffic stop
found Mr. Farmer driving the car.
In another case Monday, Judge
Glant sentenced a Macclenny man
to 20 months in prison for violat-
ing probation.
Adam Christmas, 23, was not
home on Deerwood Circle when
his probation officer showed up
May 14 and 18 to check on him.
His girlfriend and her father
told the officer they hadn't seen
Mr. Christmas since May 10.
He was placed on probation
March 14 after pleading to forgery
charges. Judge Giant ordered him
to spend six months on community
control, then 18 months of regular
The forgery case had itself been
a violation of probation on a previ-
ous crime aggravated fleeing or
attempt to elude police in June
Mr. Christmas will receive
credit for 192 days already served.

The Florida Highway Patrol last
week said a Sanderson woman had
nearly twice what the state consid-
ers allowable alcohol content
when she slammed into the rear of
a parked car on the shoulder of
Interstate 10 during a rainstorm on
April 1.
A laboratory test determined
Theresa B. Field, 45, had a blood
alcohol content of 1.56; anything
over 0.80 is considered drunk dri-
ving in Florida.
Trooper J.S. Ryan said Ms.
Field was at the wheel of a 1998
Pontiac westbound just before
8:00 pm when it veered out of the
outside lane and rammed the rear
of a 1997 Saturn parked legally in

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Baldwin in Duval County.
The driver, 32-year-old Shane
M. Schmidt of Plainwell, Mich-
igan was reportedly on her cell
phone at the time waiting out a
rainstorm. She was alone in the
vehicle and died at the scene.
Trooper Ryan estimated Ms.
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time of the collision. The speed
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Ms. Field, who lives off Boyce
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Glen St. Mary address, was
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Principal's List 4th Nine Weeks
9th Grade: Katie Bass, Bradley B'umsed, Amber Chiasson, Jessica Cohen, Jordan Combs, Juan
Corona, Jessica Crews, Kallie Crummey, Joshua Goff, Alexandria Gotay, Brittany Gray, Caitlin Grif-
fis, Kendall Hand, Brittany Hansen, Tiffany Harvey, Samantha Levinson, Timothy Mason, Jessica Mayo,
Jessica Nunn, Shae Raulerson, Holly Smith, Kyle Stone, Sariah Swartz, Dane Unkelbach.
10th Grade: Jacob Cranford, Misty Crawford, Elijah Daniels, Thomas Elledge, Patricia Jenkins,
Christina Keast, Lauren Maynard, Hanna Moore, Kimberly Railey, Brandi Rhoden, Shadoe Sullivan,
Haley Thorn, Matthew Trimm.
11th Grade: Justin Bennett, Joseph Betros, Michael Brown, Whittney Burda, Jason Cantrell, Vir-
ginia Cohenour, Ashley Craig, Brittany Crews, Jordan Crews, Kassie Crews, Gary Dugger, Katie God-
win, Caleb Going, Jason Griffin, Kristin Griffith, Meredith Hays, Lauren Higginbotham, Ryan Kett,
Ashlie Kline, Priscilla Lyons, Zachary Maynard, Ashton Norman, Adelaide Recinella, Heather Scott,
Rachael Sebasovich, Ashley Steele, Samuel Swartz, Garrison Sweat, Randall Vonk, Vernon Walker,
Kristyn Whitehead, Jamie Wilson, Matthew Wright.
12th Grade: Seniors have already been purged from current BCHS records, so their status is not
Honor Roll 4th Nine Weeks
S 9th Grade: Vanessa Alexander, Kimberly Barton, Sara Belleville, Angelena Bennett, Brittany
Black, Jasarah Boynton, Heather Brown, Marcus Burda, Ariel Campiglia, Tifani Canterbury, Amber
Cerik, Casey Coleman, Keri Crain, Andrea Crews, Tucker Crews, James Davis, Kristen Davis, Me-
gan Davis, Chelsea English, Jennifer Fraze, Margo Gaskins, Erik Harris, Kellen Hatcher, Andrea
Hodges, Chirstopher Holland, Jessica Holloway, Justin Howell, Sally Huggins, Charles Jackson, Bry-
son Johnson, Jessica Johnson, Margaret Kennedy, Shelby Langston, Janieshea Lanier, Brandy Laura-
more, Michelle Lopez, Kathleen Lowry, Deanna McKenzie, Tommy Moore, Savannah Norman, Tiffa-
ny Norman, Sara Norris, Nicole Novaton, Trent Page, Ciegie Parkin, Allysen Poole, Kailee Raulerson,
Jason Roberts, Mitchell Robertson, Elizabeth Russell, Kayla Smith, Jesse Smith, William Stansfield,
Kaitlin Stevens, Matthew Stuhr, Leighton Sweat, Victoria Swords, April Tanner, Jennifer Tracy, Chelsea
Walls, James Ward, Joshua Wicker, Megan Williams, Torry Williams, Diandra Wright.
10th Grade: Karibeth Adams, Joshua Allen, April Anderson, Jessica Bales, Daniel Barrington,
Joshua Bennett, Gentri Billotte, Robbin Bursed, Brittinie Crews, Kendall Cullinan, Chelsea Davis,
Dustin Davis, Jamie Davis, Kelly Davis, Alicia Deboe, Cortney Dugger, Ashley Eddins, Errick Fryer,
Krystle Gates, Dylan Gerard, Hannah Going, Stephanie Greene, Elizabeth Hagen, Sarah Herrington,
Brittany Hinson, Emily Hooper, Christopher Johns, Crystal Johnson, Mary Jones, Danyle Lewis, Cur-
tis Lowery, Brandon Lucas, Rachel Magnan, Dylan Mann, Thomas, McCall, Amber McIntyre, Sarah
Moore, Rachel Morrison, Wendy Nguyen, Kailyn Parmer, Caleb Poturich, Joel Register, Nathanael,
Register, Stephanie Rhoden, Jenna Richardson, Brittney Robinson, Donald Sharpe, David Starling, An-
drew Wallstedt, Heather Yukna.
llth Grade: Cory Adams, Steven Anderson, Clayton Andrews, Zachary Barrett, Ophellia Belford,
Geneva Bennett, Jamie Brookens, Jeffrey Brown, Damien Burnsed, James Burton, Emily Coggin,
Johnathon Collett, Dustin Combs, Katie Conner, Ellen Cook, Randall Crawford, Crystal Crews, Melis-
sa Crews, Kindall Crummey, Heidi Davis, Amber Dolby, Gardner Fraser, Adra Gibson, Caleb Going,
Brittny Hall, Peyton Hand, Stephanie Jackson, Mandie James, Kevin Kames, Alison Klenk, Earl Knabb,
Shannon Nickels, Lauren Nipper, Hannah Nunley, Donovan Pringle, Matthew Ross, Michael Ruise,
Cameron Shouppe, Brandy Smith, Michael Smyth, Justin Stokes, Nathan Thrift, Jonathan Trippett, Gi-
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'Sound of Music' at LCCC

The Sound of Music will be pre-
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Lake City Community College
will begin offering classes in the
new Teacher Training Academy in
the fall semester, a response to the
growing need for teachers.
The Early Childhood/Childcare
division of the academy has class-
es required for childcare workers -
the Child Development Associate
certification and the associate in
science degree in Early Childhood.
Course offerings for daycare em-
ployers and employees are provid-
ed as needed. Both programs are
established within LCCC's Work-
force and Community Develop-
ment branch, and have been offer-
ed for some time, but are now a
part of the Teacher Training Acad-
An associate in science in Early
Childhood is being developed,
with course specific classes ready
to be offered in the spring 2006 se-
mester. Individuals interested in
this degree can begin general edu-
cation required courses in the fall
of 2005, while waiting for final
implementation of the Early Child-
hood courses. As this degree is de-
veloped, individuals with a CDA
may opt to apply some of their
certification courses toward course
requirements for the A.S. degree in
Early Childhood. LCCC is also
seeking agreements with several
four year institutions.for an A.S. to
B.S. degree in Early Childhood
program with courses at the LCCC
The Educator Preparation Insti-
tute encompasses many aspects of
teacher preparation, alternative
certification, teacher recertification
and substitute teacher training. The
AA degree with an education track
has been a part of LCCC for many
years and will not change. Stu-
dents are able to earn an AA de-
gree and transfer to a state univer-
The new state endorsed alterna-
tive certification process will be a

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Wins spelling bee
Jordyn Yarborough won the kin-
dergarten spelling bee at Macclen-
ny Elementary, held in the last
week of school.
Jordyn is the son of Roger and
Lisa Yarborough of Macclenny.

new program beginning in the fall.
The new certification process al-
lows individuals with four year de-
grees or higher outside of the edu-
cation field to complete the cours-
es, pass the required Florida State
exams, the fingerprinting and back-
ground check to become a certi-
fied teacher for the elementary or
secondary classroom setting.
This process will be more cost
effective and produce teachers
who are better prepared for the
classroom setting, since most are
specialists within their area, but
need some instruction on the art of
teaching. Since current state and
federal mandates require teachers
to seek additional training, like the
Reading Endorsement and the Eng-
lish for Speakers of Other Lan-
guages. certification, the Teacher
Training Academy will also work
with local school districts for
teacher recertification and substi-
tute teacher training as needed.
For more information, contact
Tracy Hickman at (386) 754-4324
or hickmant@lakecitycc.edu.

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General Election September 27, 2005

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The Baker County Board of Commissioners
solicits written proposals to all insurance compa-
nies authorized to offer group employer paid life
and health insurance plans, as well as employee
paid group dental plans. Proposals are expected
from only financially sound insurers, authorized to
do business in Florida.
All interested organizations should provide a
written request for information. Please submit re-
quests to: O&A Insurance Services Inc. via email
Wendy@Owenservices.com or fax 904-287-

Project. Baker County NRCS Debris Removal
and Embankment Restoration
Project No. 04100-667-01
Owner: Baker County Board of Commission-
55 North Third Street
Macclenny, Florida 32063
Engineer: Darabi and Associates, Inc.
730 NE Waldo Road, Building A
Gainesville, Florida 32641
Telephone: (352) 376-6533
1.0 Work Description
The Project is located in Baker County, Flori-
da and consists of channel debris removal, em-
bankment restoration'and protection, and end
wall replacement. Refer to NRCS Project Work-
sheets, and details at the end of technical specifi-
cations for the proposed improvements, locations
and additional agency information.
All work shall be in accordance with the spec-
ifications and contract documents. A contract will
be awarded basedon Lump Sum prices.
2.0 Receipt of Bids
Bidding and contract documents may be ex-
amined at the Baker County Board of Commis-
sioners' Office.
Copies of the documents may be obtained at
engineer's office for $100.00 per set, which con-
stitutes the cost of reproduction and handling.
Checks shall be payable to engineer. Payment is
non-refundable. Only prospective bidders on the
engineer's plan holders list may.submit a bid.
Bids shall be completed on the enclosed Bid
Form as set forth in the Instructions to Bidders
and otherwise be in compliance with the Bidding
Documents. Sealed bids will be received at the'
Baker County Board of Commissioners, 55 North
Third Street, Macclenny, Florida 32063 until 4:00
pm (local time) on June 30, 2005, at which time
and place all bids will be opened. Any bids receiv-
ed after the specified time and date will not be con-
A prebid conference will not be held; howev-
er, a site visit is required as part of the bid prepa-
For further information or clarification, contact
Frank A. Darabi, P.E., at Engineer's office.
CASE NO.: 02-2005-CC-48
:Sur..1MMF,'t.1E 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.,
MAGGIE STEWART: unknown heirs, de-
visees, grantees. assignees, leinors, creditors,
trustees, or other claimants of CARL STEWART.
CHOVIA BANK, N.A., f/kia 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:
f/k/a Norwest Financial Florida, Inc.; JULIA
and JOHN/JANE DOE, fictitious names repre-
senting tenants in possession,
P.O. Box 55
Sanderson, FL 32087
P.O. Box 55
Sandeison, FL 32087
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 00 27' 17" West,
along the Westerly line of said Govern-
ment Lot 19, 330'; thence North 87 52'
57" East, 322.67' to the point of begin-
ning; thence South 002 27' 17" East 25',
thence North 87o 52' 57" East 161.33';
thence North 00 27' 17" West 210.43;
thence South 87 52' 57" West 161.33';
thence South 00' 27' 17" East, 185.43'
to the point of beginning. Except part in
official records volume 170 page 126.
Except part in official records volume
170, page 126 described as follows:
A part of Government Lot 19, Section
3, Township 2 South, Range 20 East,
Baker County, Florida and being more
particularly described as follows:
Commence at the Southwesterly corner
of said Lot 19; thence North 00 27' 17"
West, along the Westerly line of said
Lot 19, 330'; thence North 87' 52' 57"
East, 322.67'; thence North 00' 27' 17"
West, 80.22' to the point of beginning;
thence North 872 52' 57" East 161.33';
thence North 00' 27' 17" West 105.21';
thence South 872 52' 57" West 161.33';
thence South 00' 27' 17" East, 105.21'
to the point of beginning and being in
area 0.38 acres 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
filed 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 address is 1110 North Florida Avenue,
Tampa, Florida 33602, on or before the 11th day
of July, 2005 and file the original with the clerk of
this court either before service on 'plaintiff's attor-
ney .or immediately thereafter. Otherwise, a de-
fault will be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint.
DATED June 8, 2005.
Clerk of Courts
by Jamie Crews
as Deputy Clerk
Ronald B. Cohn, Esquire
Cohn & Cohn, P.A.
1110 North Florida Avenue

Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 254-1400

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 on the dates shown at Higginbetham's
Towing & Recovery, US 90 West, Glen St. Mary,
FL. 32040.
July 1 at 10:00 am
1987 Cadillac four door
July 8 at 10:00 am
1994 Nissan four door
1986 Nissan pickup
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CASE NO.: 2005-CA-0015
MERCANTILE BANK, as successor by Merg-
property located in Baker County, Florida, de-
scribed as follows:
Lots 20 and 21, Block 1, Deerfleld Sub-
division, according to the plat thereof
as recorded in Plat Book 2, Pages 37
and 38 of the Public Records of Baker
County, Florida.
Together with a 2000 Homes of Merit
DW mobile home
ID# FLHMLCB134222256A and FLHML-
shall be sold by the clerk of this court at public
sale, pursuant to the final judgement rendered in
the above styled action dated June 9, 2005 at the
Baker County Courthouse, in Macclenny, Baker
County, Florida, at 11:00 am on Wednesday, July
13, 2005 to the best and highest bidder for cash.
WITNESS my hand and official seal in the
state and county aforesaid this 10th day of June,
Al Fraser
Clerk of Courts
By: Jamie Crews
As Deputy Clerk
Norris & Johnson, P.A.
253 N.W. Main Boulevard
P.O. Drawer 2349
Lake City, FL 32056-2349
Telephone: (386) 752-1577
FILE NO.: 02-2005-CP-0021
The administration of the estate of Patricia C.
Ladin, deceased, Case No. 02-2005-CP-0021, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Baker County,
Florida, Probate Division, the aadress of which is
Baker County Courthouse, 339 East Macclenny
Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063.
The names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this no-
tice is served must file their claims with this court
within the later of three months after the date of
the first publication of this notice or thirty days af-
ter the date of service of a copy of this notice on,
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against the dece-
dent's estate including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this
court within three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice.
The date of the first publication of this notice
is June 16, 2005.
Attorney for'personal representative:
Florida Bar No.: 0333883
33 Mclver East
Macclenny, FL 32063

Personal Representative:
Dana Margaret Robinson
805 North Lowder Street
Macclenny, FL 32063


CASE NO.: 02-2005-CP-0010
The administration of the estate of Mary E.
Martin, deceased, whose date of death was Sep-
tember 23, 2004, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Baker County, Florida, Probate Division, File
Number 02-2005-CP-0010, the address of which
is 339 E. Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida
32063. The names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this no-
tice is served within three months after the date of
the first publication of this notice must file their
claim with this court within the later of three
months after the date of the first publication of this
notice or thirty days after the date of service of a
copy of this notice on them..
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against the dece-
dent's estate including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this
court within three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice.
The date of the first publication of this notice
is June 9, 2005.
Attorney for personal representative:
Florida Bar No.: 0242861
PO Box 531
Macclenny, FL 32063
Telephone: (904) 259-6606 or 6705
Personal Representative:
Staffani Wallace

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Lewis Crews
dies June 10th
Lewis Alvin Crews, 73, of Mac-
clenny died June 10, 2005 at Ed
Fraser Memorial Hospital. He was
a native and lifelong resident of
Baker County.
Mr. Crews was predeceased by
parents Thomas Burton and Rosa
Mae Rhoden Crews. Survivors in-
clude wife Deloris R. Crews of
Macclenny; daughters Ella Mae
Crews and Tammy Phillips (Dar-
rel) of Macclenny, Tina Rogers of
Sanderson; son Lewis A. Crews Jr.
(Shelly) of Macclenny; sisters
Beulah Mae Rewis and Mattie
Canaday of Macclenny, Juanita
Crawford of Orange Park; grand-
sons Joshua Crews, Phillip Rogers,
Dustin Phillips and Ryan Phillips.
A service was held June 13 at
Macclenny Primitive Baptist Church
with Elder David Crawford offici-
ating. Burial followed at Oak Grove
Cemetery in Macclenny. Guerry
Funeral Home of Macclenny was
in charge of arrangements.

Willie Givens
dies June 11th
Willie Mae Givens, 85, died
June 11, 2005 in Jacksonville. She
was a native of Winter Haven and
a resident of Sanderson for the
past 45 years. She was a member
of Church of God by Faith.
Survivors include son Daniel
Adams (Eddie) of Italy; daughters'
Lynette Whitfield (James) and
Nelma Darby of New Jersey, Kar-
en Johnson (Gaylon) of Va.; grand-
daughter Wendy F. Morgan of Jack-
sonville; step-daughters Rose Ev-
ans of Jacksonville, Precious Wil-
liams (James) of Margaretta, Ro-
berta Clayton (Robert) of Sander-
son; step-son Johnnie Givens (Min-
nie) of Margaretta; sisters Geneva
Campbell of Winter Haven and
Edna Vincent of New York.
A service will be held June 18
at 10:00 am at Emanuel Church of
God; in Christ in Macclenn\ v.ith
Harry Johnson officiating. The
wake will be June 17 at 6:00 pm at
her church. Toston-LaFrans Funer-
al Home of Jacksonville was in
charge of arrangements.

CR 127 N. of Sanderson
Sunday School 10:00 am
Sunday Morning Service 11:00 am
Sunday Night Service 6:00 pm
Wed. Night Service 7:30 pm
vW'"hi'e E'verone is Somebody and
JeuI ;3s I rhe Leader
Pastor Rev. Ernie Terrel

Mt. Zion N.C. M
Methodist Church
Hwy. 121 N. 259-4461
Sunday School 10:00
Sunday morning service 11:00
Sunday night service 6:00
Wed. service 7:00 p.m. S es,
,Pastor Rev. Bobby Griffin j

First Baptist Church
of Sanderson
| CR 229 S., Sanderson, FL

John Holland
dies unexpectedly
John L. Holland, 46, of Fernan-
dina Beach died unexpectedly on
June 8, 2005 at Shands Medical
Center. He was a lifelong resident
of Nassau County, attended Fer-
nandina Beach High School, was
the owner of John Holland Con-
tractors, Inc. and'a partner of Hol-
land/Zell Partnership, LLC.
He was predeceased by father
Arnold Holland, a brother and
nephew. Survivors include wife
Debbie L. Holland; son Eric D.
Holland; daughters Jarrahlee, Tif-
fany and Lauren Holland; mother
Doris J. Holland; brothers Michael
Holland (Kim) and Aaron Holland
of Fernandina Beach; sister Bambi
Johnson (Richard) of Glen St. Ma-
The funeral was held June 11 at
Springhill Baptist Church with
Revs. Dean Olson and Jackie Hayes
officiating. Pallbearers were Dwight
Griffis, Pat Edwards, Dan Nolan,
Rodney Belcher, Jody Cox, Rex
Lester, Nick Deonas and Ben Hall.
Interment was at Hughes Cemete-
ry. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the American Dia-
betes Association, c/o Gift of Re-
membrance Headquarters, 1101 N.
Lake Destiny Road #415, Mait-
land, FL 32751-7105. Oxley Heard
Funeral Directors of Fernandina
Beach was in charge of arrange-

Johnnie Nettles
dies at age 50
Johnnie Glenn Nettles, 50, died
June 9 in Jacksonville. He was
born August 15, 1954 in Jackson-
ville, and was a lifelong resident of
Baker County. He was a member
of the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints.
He was predeceased by father
Johnnie Edwin Nettles Jr. and step-
son Jason. Survivors include fian-
ce6 Ashley Faith of Jacksonville;
daughters Bailey and Maya; moth-
er Faye Mann Nettles of Sander-
son; sisters Helen Faye Kennedy
(Larry) of Macclenny and Thelma
Gail Howell of Glen St. Mary;
brother Jimmy Nettles of Sander-
son; grandmother Eva Mann of
A service was held June 13 at V.
Todd Ferreira Funeral Services of
Macclenny with Rev. David Thom-
as officiating. Interment followed
at Manntown Cemetery.

Obituaries and
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your loved ones
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573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am
Fellowship 10:30 am 11:00 am
Worship Services
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Sunday School 10:00 A.M. Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 P.M.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 A.M. Wed. Eve. Worship 7:30 P.M.
Pastor Rev. Shannon Conner
North 6th Street Macclenny 259-3500
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S Sunday School 9:45 AM Sunday Morning Worship 11 AM
Sunday Evening Worship 6 PM
.. Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7 PM

. "A Beacon
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Pastor Tim Patterson
Perry Hays, Associate Pastor
Michael D. Schatz, Associate Pastor

'Richard Poppell
dies in accident
Richard Augustus Poppell, 45,
of Hilliard died June 6, 2005 fol-
lowing an accident. Mr. Ppppell
was a truck driver with Benton Ex-
press for 15 years.
He was, predeceased by father
Cecil Augustus Poppell. Survivors
include his wife of 10 years, Shari-
ta Poppell; sons Cole Augustus and
Cade Richard; daughter Kendall
Kay; mother Nathlia Poppell; fath-
er Donald Tanner (Rita); sisters Tish
Garza and Nancy Clark (Bill);
brothers Robert Poppell (Enaya),
Stephen Poppell, Glynn Duches-
ney and Don Tanner.
A service was held June 10 at
River Road Baptist Church with
Pastor James Conner officiating.
Interment followed at Jones Cem-
etery in Callahan. Prestwood Fu-
neral Home of Baldwin was in
charge of arrangements.

Old fashion day
Vineyard of Love Ministry in
Olustee will have Old Fashioned
Day June 19 at 11 am. There will
be special singing and preaching
by the Singing Evangelist. Dinner
will be served afterwards.
For more information or if in
need of a ride, call Troy Alexander
at 259-5567.


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New Hopefor the Con n:un it
Five Churches Road
Hwy. 127 Sanderson, FL
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00a.m.
Wed. Night Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
Even 4'" Sunday Night Senice 7:00 p.m.
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St James Episcopal Church
Minne-ota Ave. Macctenny, a.
Sunday School 9:00 am
Sunday Service 10:00 am

First United
93 N. 5th St., Macclenny 259-3551
Sunday School: 10:00 am
Sunday Worship: 11:00 am
Sunday Youth: 6:00 pm
Wednesday Dinner: 5:45 pm
Wednesday Worship: 6:15 pm
John L. Hay, Jr, Pastor ,



Senior Pastor Independent Pentecostal Church
David Thomas. .
259-4940 Seventh St. & Ohio Ave., Macclenny

Sunday School
Sunday Morning Worship
Sunday Evening Worship
Wednesday Night Service
Radio WJXR 92.1 Sunday

Tim Thomas


Youth Programs
Sunday School 10:00 am
Common Ground Sunday 11:00 am
Common Ground Wed. (Teens) 7:00 pm
God Kids Sunday 11:00 am
God Kids Wednesday 7:00 pm

Youth Pastor
C(in Crummey

F Dinkins NCM Church
Si CR 127 N., Sanderson
1 Saturday, June 18 at 7:00 pm
l Singers: 'he New Gathering
Refreshments will be served. Everyone welcome.


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Lee Tumage

dies June 11th
Lee Tumage, 79, of Starke died
June 11, 2005 at Shands AGH in
Gainesville following a brief ill-
ness. Mr. Tumage was a native of
Greene, N.C. He served in the US
Navy during WW II, the Berlin
Airlift, Korea and Vietnam, retiring
after 31 years of service. Mr. Tur-
nage worked for the Florida State
Prison for 10 years. He moved to
Starke 25 years ago from Key-
stone Heights.
Survivors include wifeKathleen
Tumage of Starke; daughters Bon-
nie Lou Shook and Yvonne Craven
of Macclenny, Linda Culpepper of
Stockbridge, Ga.; brothers Morris
Turnage of Virginia Beach, Va.,
and Carl Turnage of New Albany,'
Ind.; sisters Helen Lane of Ben-
brook, Tex., Martha Harrison and
Christine Lane of Goldsboro,
N.C.; eight grandchildren, 11
great-grandchildren and one great
great grandchild.
A service was held June 13 at
Archie Tanner Funeral Home of
Starke with Rev. Timmy Thomas
officiating. Burial was at Crosby
Lake Cemetery.

Summer bash at
fairgrounds June 18
On June 18, 5:30-10:30 pm,
there will be a community-wide
youth "summer bash" at the fair-
grounds. There will be a skate
park, rock wall, XBox tournament,
basketball, volleyball and much
All 6-12 graders are invited.
Food will be provided and the cost
will be $6. Summer Bash is a min-
istry of First Baptist Church of

Crews reunion
The descendants of Leighton
and Bebe Thrift Crews invite all
family and friends to the annual
Please bring a covered dish and
join us at the fair grounds on June
26. Lunch will begin at 1:00 pm.

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Embracing uniqueness

helps relate to others

Happy Fathers Day
Dwight Delano
Parker Sr.
To the world's greatest dad.
Only your body is absentfrom this day,
But all I know to do is pray
So I can meet you in heaven one day.

June 18 is new
date for cruise-in
Since Tropical Storm Arlene
kept all the cars in the garage last
weekend, the classic car cruise-in'
will be this Saturday, June 18 start-
ing at 6 pm at the Wal-Mart park-
ing lot.
The public is welcome to come
enjoy. antiques, collectibles and
hot rods.

Soil board to meet
The Baker Soil and Water Con-
servation District Board will meet
on Tuesday, June 21 at Connie's
Kitchen from noon to 1 pm. The
public is invited to attend.

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Have you ever given any
thought to your complete unique-
ness? Each human being is so in-
credibly different from others.
It starts at the very beginning.
Let's take one man and one wo-
man, your mom and dad. There
were millions of egg and sperm
combinations possible at the time
you were conceived. Every combi-
nation would have created a differ-
ent being.
A philosophical/theological
question would speculate whether
a different combination would still
have been you, but never-the-less
we know that your eye and hair
color, body structure, and a host of
other things about you, including
whether you are male or female, is
determined by that combination.
And even more unanswered
questions in the field of genetics
remain to be resolved. You became
a creature with features like finger-
prints, DNA and the iris of your
eye so different from anyone else
on the planet they can be used as a
form of identification to protect
the nation's secrets or to condemn
you in a court of law.
Now that you have been born
with a genetic.structure solely your
own, you become a creature mold-
ed and shaped by your environ-
ment and millions more possibil-
ities come into play.
You are shaped by the order in
which you are born into the family.
You are molded by how your mom
and dad relate to you, and the type
of economic structure into which

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you are born. You are influenced
by events going on in the world
around you and in the lives of your
parents, brothers, sisters, grandpar-
ents, aunts, uncles, friends and
teachers, and you will process each
of these in a way different from
your siblings.
You will have experiences dif-
ferent from other family members
and another vast number of possi-
bilities exist in the chance acquain-
tances and circumstances you en-
This reality is often difficult for
us to grasp, and our failure to do so
creates many problems for us. Per-
haps embracing our uniqueness
causes fear within us, but we seem
to spend our lives trying to be like
everybody else. We deceive our-
selves into thinking others in our
lives are like us, and are often sur-
prised and angered when they
don't seem to understand us. We
feel lonely because we don't know
how to relate with others in our
King David glimpsed an answer
to our dilemma and recorded it in
the 139th Psalm. "0 Lord, thou
hast searched me and known me.
Thou knowest my downsitting and
mine uprising, thou understandest
my thought afar off. Thou compass-
est my path and my lying down
and art acquainted with all my
ways... Such knowledge is too
wonderful for me; it is high, I can-
not attain unto it... I will praise
thee; for I am fearfully and won-
derfully made: marvelous are thy
works; and that my soul knoweth
right well." (Ps. 139:1-3; 6; 14)
Coping with our uniqueness
starts by embracing it in the fel-
lowship of God. It is only in rela-
tionship with Him we can find
someone who knows us complete-
ly and loves us anyway. It is only
with this awareness that we can be-
gin to understand the other unique
individuals around us; and it is on-
ly in realizing our difference that
we can help others know us.

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check with us! If at all possible, we'll arrange to have someone there to
take it for you. It's our job!
The more notice you give, the better chance you have.

23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday AM Worship 11:00 am
Sunday PM Services 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting 7:00 pm
Pastor J.C. Lauramore Welcomes All
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Clinton Ave. Glen St. Mary
WJXR Radio Service Sunday 8:30 am
Morning Worship Service 10:30 am
Children's Church 11:30 am
Evangelistic 6:00 pm
Bible Study (Wed.) 7:30 pm
Rev. Albert Starling Home: 259-3982 Church: 259-6521

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Mr. and Mrs. Briner

Beach wedding
Randall Briner of Macclenny
and Laura Beth Harvey of Taylor
were married on the beach at May-
port Naval Station on May 28. The
couple make their home in Mac-
The bride is the daughter of
Buddy and Sally Harvey of Taylor.
She is a 2002 graduate of Baker
County High School and a 2005
graduate of Lake City Community
College. She is employed at The
Baker County Press and Day's
The groom is the son of Billy
Briner of Glen St. Mary and Anna
Briner of Macclenny. He is a 1999
graduate of Baker County High
School and is employed at the
Wal-Mart Distribution Center.
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Emma Ferreira

Daughter arrives
V. Todd and Amber Ferreira of
Macclenny are pleased to announce
the birth of daughter Emma Eliz-
abeth Ferreira on May 20. She
weighed eight pounds, seven ounc-
The grandparents are David and
Jackie Wright, Vinnie and Sydney

Blood needed
On June 25, from 10 am to 4
pm in the Wal-Mart parking lot,
there will be a blood drive for Hal-
li Grace McCullough. Halli is a
2'/2 year old with acute promyelo-
cytic leukemia.
There will be music and kara-
oke provided by Jimmy Barton.
There will be hot dogs and drinks.
For more information, call Annette
Miller at 275-3034.

Amy L. Fiser of Macclenny and
J. Grant Collins of Orlando were
married at 1:00 pm on Saturday,
June 4 at Club Continental in Or-
ange Park.
The bride is the daughter of
Conard and Gayle Fiser Jr., of Jack-
sonville, Mike and Lorinda Fish of
Macclenny. The groom is the son
of Richard and Jo Beth Collins of
Linda Gibson and Michelle Fi-
ser-Sells were the matrons of honor
with Heather Scott as bridesmaid.
Paul Collins was the best man with
Brant Fish, Gary Capatosto and
Adam Collins as groomsmen.
Following the wedding, the couple
enjoyed a honeymoon in Cocoa

MWC sponsors
reading, local grad
The Macclenny Women's Club
is co-sponsoring the Taber Library
summer reading program for chil-
dren at the clubhouse and the li-
brary. Guest artists present pro-
grams at the clubhouse, and chil-
dren have story hour and check out
books at the public library.
A yard sale was.held June 10.-11
to raise funds for the annual schol-
arship that is awarded to a Baker
County High School senior each
year. This year's recipient was Con-
stance Byrd.

Mr and Mrs. Anderson

Saturday vows
Mr. and Mrs. Timmy Anderson
of Glen St. Mary and Mr. and Mrs.
Wayne Blankenship of Starke are
pleased to announce the upcoming
marriage of their children, Amy
Michelle and Michael Wayne.
They will wed this Saturday,
June 18 at 6:00 pm at Christian
Fellowship Temple. All family and
friends are invited to attend.

An outstanding
regional employee
Lisa Whitney of Macclenny was recently
acknowledged as one of Mariner Health
Care's outstanding regional employees.
Lisa has, worked for the health care and
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Macclenny Nursing and Rehab). She was
later promoted to accounts receivable
coordinator, then business office manager:
She is currently a financial analyst for the
Atlantic Coast Region and responsible for
finance of a dozen facilities in Georgia
and Tennessee.

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The Council on Aging provides
transportation for Baker County
residents who are over 60, are dis-
abled, receive Medicaid benefits, or
are transportation disadvantaged.
Trips are made daily to doctors' of-
fices and other medical appoint-
ments; reservations must be made
at least three days in advance.
Shopping trips for seniors are
scheduled every Thursday; res-
ervations must be made by Tues-
day. The number to call for trans-
portation is 259-9315.

for the week of June 20-24
MONDAY: BBQ ribbetts, potato salad,
baked beans, peaches and milk.
TUESDAY: Meatballs and gravy, rice,
mixed veggies, cake and milk.
WEDNESDAY: Turkey a la king, noo-
dles, green beans, biscuit, banana and milk.
THURSDAY: BBQ beef, macaroni sal-
ad, coleslaw, gelatin and milk.
FRIDAY: Chicken with rice, tomato
and cucumbers, green peas, biscuits, or-
ange and milk.

Garrett reunion
It's time for the Garrett family
to get together at the Baker County
Agricultural Center on US 90 west
for the annual reunion.
The date is June 26 at 12:30
pm. Come join us,. bring a friend
and your favorite food to share.

Five Kids, One Grandchild
25 years later and
still kickin' it!

Zac I Shirley Smallwood
Happy 25th Anniversary!
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Novice rider finds success

Press Sports
Heidi Davis can lead a horse, to
water and might very well be able
to make it drink.
And it appears as though the
Sanderson resident is a natural.
Having worked with horses for
just 18 months, Davis has walked
away with three grand champi-
ons, and one reserve champion
with a horse she had never laid
eyes on before their competition.
Davis, 17, will be a senior at
Baker County High School this
year and is a member of Baker
County's 4-H Hands and Hooves'
She plans to attend college to
work with horses, and study equine
She will participate next month
at the 2005 College Bound Invita-
tion Horse Show and Camp in
It's a chance for high school
horse lovers to show their stuff in
front of coaches for full paid schol-
arship opportunities.
Davis attributes her success to
her trainer and the owner of the
horses, Joi.Hosker of Glen St.
Hosker, an art teacher at Stan-
ton Prep, used to train and work
with horses professionally.
Davis rides English style, which
requires little or no use of hands
and reins. A rider gives com-
mands by voice and.by using his
or her legs.
Davis won her first grand cham-
pion on a horse named Kinsella at
a walk-trot-canter event, which
requires a rider to put her horse
through its paces with all legs in
synch as if it's dancing.

Davis didn't ride at her next
show, but was "schooling" anoth-
er horse, French Cuffs.
Schooling is when the horse is
put through the paces of competi-
tion, but isn't actually competing.
It gets the animal used to the cha-
os of a horse show.
A horse owner was so impress-
ed with Davis' ability, she asked
her to show her horse in the walk,
trot and canter competition.
Davis agreed and rode My T.
Jake, a horse she had never work-
ed with before, winning the re-
serve grand champion.
Davis and French Cuffs won
two consecutive grand champions

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against seasoned professionals.
Hunter-jumping is rooted in
the English tradition of fox hunt-
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Until the Fat Lady Sings


There are a lot of interesting
things happening in sports these
The San Antonio Spurs seem
bent on another NBA title.
There are plenty of Cinderella
teams in the NCAA College World
Wimbledon starting.
NBA coaching news.
There are lots of things to chew
The Spurs, led by Tim Duncan,
are rolling right along in the NBA
finals with a 2-0 lead over the.Pis-
tons heading into Detroit.
The Spurs have looked down-
right dominating over last year's
champs. Duncan and company
look very determined.
I don't normally watch the Col-
lege World Series, but you can bet
I will be glued to the tube this
My Baylor Bears, the 4th
ranked team in the nation, defeated
Clemson in the Super Regional to
move on to the CWS for the first
time since 1978.
Unfortunately they have to face
rival Texas in the opening round.
Sic 'em Bears.
The Bears aren't the only Cin-
derella team in the mix. Oregon
State defeated 12-time champ

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Think about that a second. The last

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Eisenhower was president and we
were involved in the Korean War.
Wow! Go Beavers.
Of course, the Gators are also
there, and Tulane, the top-ranked
team, squeaked past the Rice
Tennessee, Arizona State and
Nebraska round out the field.
It's an interesting matchup with
three Big 12, two Pac 10, two SEC
and Tulane. Don't bet against the
Green Wave.
Wimbledon starts up soon, but
not many people in this neck of
.the woods could name the favorite.
I guess it's Roger Federer. The
Swiss ace won the grass tourna-
ment that leads up to Wimbledon.

I noticed that the Lakers re-
hired Phil Jackson as their coach.
Jackson led them to three NBA ti-
tles. Without Shaquille O'Neal,
however, it will be a little harder
for old Phil this time around.
The Yankees are struggling so
badly at this point in the season
that George Steinbrenner might be
looking through his Rolodex for
George Costanza's number.
Costanza was the character on Se-
infeld who used the work for the
They need something to turn
their luck around. Only the pitiful
Devil Rays are farther back in the
Eastern Division standings.
You know what baseball needs.
They need a setup like they have
in European soccer. The three
worst teams in the league should
be moved down to AAA ball and
the top three Triple A teams should
move up to the majors.
That would keep things interest-
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when there wasn't a pennant race.

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Recliner, table, 2 chairs and padded
bench, $100. 259-7660. 6/16p
Kenwood car stereo with cassette,
CD controls on radio with matching
Kenwood 10 disc CD changer, in-
cludes car kit and cables, paid $450
new, will sell for $175 OBO; AC Delco
car stereo w/cassette for GM car, $10.
275-3007 Iv. message. 6/9-30p
G&L Partridge Farm (Chuckers) now
taking orders for dressed birds. 275-
2603. 6/9-30p
Good used appliances, 90 day money
back guarantee. 266-4717.6/2-11/17p
Early 1920 camel back sofa, excellent
condition, $895.Southern Charm 259-
4140. 12/9tfc
1985 Southwind motor home, runs
great, everything works, needs small
cosmetics, will sell $7000 cash for
quick sell or trade. 904-610-1882.
Oils, acrylics, water colors, canvases,
drawing pads and much more! The Of-
fice Mart, 110 S. Fifth Street, 259-
3737. tfc
Toro Grounds master mower, $1000
OBO, 48" deck, hydrostatic drive, 17
HP Kohler motor, runs good and cuts
but needs bearings in deck wheels. In-
formation at 904-318-7714. 5/19tfc
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. 6/16tfc
Antique bowfront dresser, date
stamped 1896, $300; short armoire/-
drawers, $100. 707-8911 or 259-3214.
Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece,
excellent condition. Southern Charm
259-4140. 12/9tfc
Body by Jake weight bench with 45 Ib
Olympic bar, 255 Ibs of weights, leg
press and preacher curl, excellent con-
dition, $200; resistance stepper with
cardio monitor, $20; ab roller, $5.
Please call 259-3065. 6/16p
Mahogany fold down table, unique,
$595; side tables and much more.
Southern Charm 259-4140. 12/9tfc
Whirlpool washer and dryer, very
good condition, $200. 259-4379.6/16p



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1993 Class C motor home, 49,000 Tree work, trimming and clean up, li- ,Excellent opportunity for a motivat-
miles, towing package, $10,000. 259- censed and insured. Call 509-0507 or ed, qualified person in Baker and sur-
6643. 6/16p 588-6687. 5/26-6/16p rounding counties. Great part time job
Antique breakfront buffet, breakfront No yard too big or too small. Call Ke- with full time potential. Experience in a4GESALE
china cabinet, buffet, large table with 4 ichaun at 259-5720. 6/16-7/7p sales helpful. Reply with resume and -
chairs, all mahogany, can be seen at Tree trimming removal and clean up. enco303 P.. B 598 6/2, fc YA S
Southern Charm. 259-4140. 12/9tfc Licensed and insured. 259-7968. ny, L32063.
Big roll top desk, very old, walnut, ex- 10/21tfc Experienced painters needed. Must GSAL
cellent condition, $11510. Southern E&S Lawn Service, same day free es- have tools. 259-5877. 12/30tfc
Charm 259-4140. 6/9tfc timates, guaranteed to save dollars for Local home health care agency seek-
Hydrangeas $2.50, crepe myrtles in you. 465-3841. 6/16-7/7p ing PRN registered nurse for local and
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0oo0m e ) 1 i 10, uay i iIM
trees, shrubs. Call 616-7937 or 275-
3221 leave message, will call you
back. 6/16c
Kenmore refrigerator, side by side,
black, $50, needs ice maker. Call 259-
6967 after 6:00 pm. 6/16tfc
Aerator $500, pull ladder $75. 259-
8760. 6/16p
Bankruptcies, last-chance, new laws
soon, divorce, adoptions, deeds, wills,
notary service, etc. Call anytime, John
Swanson 266-9270. 6/16p

2001 Dodge Hi-top conversion van,
TV, stereo, 39,000 miles, $14,000.
838-2648 or 904-434-1807. 6/16-23p
1999 Buick LeSabre Limited, V6,
leather, loaded, great gas mileage,
very clean, $10,800. 259-4455. 6/16p
1994 Chevrolet Astro van, runs good,
make offer. Contact Bill Guerry or
Bryan Guerry at 259-2211. 6/9tfc
1997 Chevrolet Silverado extended
cab pickup, A/C, automatic, stereo,
$7000. 259-4573 leave message.
1993 Chevrolet S-10, 2.8, V6, 5
speed, A/C, 180,000 miles, depend-
able, $1500. 904-449-3293. 6/16c
2001 Ford F150 Lariat, 4x4,.54:, sutio-
mailr. shl:-n r r, eel base, excellent c;:.'i
dition; $15,000. 838-2648 or 904-434-
1807. 6/16-23p
Isuzu pickup, 5 speed, $800 OBO;
Toyota pickup, $600; 1994 Ford
Tempo, cold A/C, 30-35 mpg, 4 cylin-
der, automatic, $1900 OBO; 1990 Pon-
tiac Grand Am, automatic, cold A/C,
excellent mpg,-$1500. Call 653-1656
leave message for Terry. 6/16p
1992 Chevrolet Lumina mini van, runs
good, $800. 259-1476 if no answer,
leave message. 6/16p
1995 Ford E150,,XLT, club wagon,
$4500 0O0. 259-8760. 6/16L

Seeking employment. Mature college
Phi Theta Kappa honor student seek-
ing employment .to work around
classes. Proficient in Microsoft Word
and Excel. Willing to learn new office
skills. 275-2816 leave a message if no
answer. .:6/16-23p

Now accepting antique furniture on
consignment. Pieces have to be in
good condition. Call Karin at Southern
Charm 259-4140. 2/13tfc
Do you have a junk car or truck you
want hauled off or to sell? 259-7968.

Used BowFlex or equivalent home ex-
ercise machine. 259-3476. 6/16p
Mature woman for weekend work,
cooking and light housework. Call 259-
3545. 6/16p
Palm trees wanted. We pay and dig all
sizes. 275-4200. 6/16-23

Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $50 boarding fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc
Free. Beautiful lab puppies. Call 259-
6488 or 803-3890. 6/16p
AKC-CKC shih tzu and CKC
pekingese, male and female, $350-450
with health certificate. 275-2728 or
n -Ari14A Q/1 Cn

details. 2/24tfc
Pier 6 Seafood now accepting appli-
cations for all positions. 259-6123.
L.V. Hiers Oil is accepting applications
for a Class A or B fuel truck driver.
Must have clean driving record, good
pay, good benefits. Contact Les Stone,
259-2314 or 237-0062. 6/2tfc
Plumbers and experienced helpers for
new construction, full benefits. Crock-
ett Plumbing, 387-0176 or 275-2991.
DFWP. 6/2-23p
Now hiring. Mechanics, foremen, su-
perintendents, equipment operators
and laborers for company specializing
in erosion control. Fax resume: 275-
3292 or call 275-4960. EOE. 6/2-30c
Truss builder needed. AandR Truss
Co. 259-3300. 6/9tfc
Truck drivers needed. Earn $800-
$1000 per week. Company provided
CDL training for thbse who qualify.
School graduates welcome. Call AMG
866-374-0764. 6/9-30p
Experienced A/C and duct installers.
259-8038. 6/9-30p

VoII Dental hygienist needed. Send re-
sume and references to 60 W. Blvd.
Lost: Teacup chihuahua puppy, last N., Macclenny, FL. 32063 6/16tfc
seen at KFC He is 12 weeks old Satellite installer, full time. Apply in
-Daughter's birinriay prresen from~ ern at Professional Satellite Con-
grandparents .nd parent r- r, .787 S. 6th St., Macclenny.
being offered tor his return. Contact us 6/16-23p
at 259-9503. 6/160

Members wanted for Steel Hunting
Club bordering Federal Wildlife
Refuge; deers, bears, turkeys and
hogs. 259-7495 after~600 pm.6/9-4p
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Notice to readers:
The newspaper often publishes classified
advertising on subjects like work-at-home,. .
weightloss products, heaitr products .
While the newspaper uses reasonable dis-"
cretion i'n 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 ohier commtmenrits
based'on statements and,or promises, de-
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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.
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St. George. 3 BR 2 BA doublewide,
1200 sq. ft. on 1.10 acres on St. Mary's
!River, ceramic tile kitchen/bath, new
carpet, very nice. $62,000. 904-514-
4418 or 912-843-2693. 5/26-6/30p
3 BR, 2 BA doublewide, 1300 sq. ft.,
on /2 acre in Glen St. Mary. Beautifully
remodeled, new carpet, ceramic tile
floors, etc. $84,900. 904-219-0480.

Thursday, Friday &
Saturday 8:00 am-
3:00 pm, 121 to 185,
1st road to left. Mov-
ing sale everything
must go. New stuff
every day.
Friday 8:00 am-?,
5174 Violet Lane.
across from new ele-
mentary school. Fur-
niture, videos, DVDs,
lots of household
items. Gaint sale.
Friday 9:00 am-?, 50
Milton St. off Hwy 90
E. Lots of clothing,
household, miscella-
neous items, etc.
Friday 7:00 am-?, S.
Lowder St. to Ray
Phillips Rd, continue
on to dirt road, 2nd
driveway on right.
Friday & Saturday
8:00 am-?, 7349 W.
Madison. Glen.

Friday 9:00 am-?,
221 E. Ohio Ave.
Teen and toddler
clothes, china cabi-
net, rocker, large
computer desk, etc.
Friday & Saturday
8:00 am-?, 1st Bap-
tist Church of Sander-
son, 229 E., Sander-
son. Proceeds benefit
youth group.
Friday & Saturday
8:00 am-?, 65 N. 6th
St., across from CVS.
Antique dresser,
clothes, lots more.
Multiple families.
Saturday 9:00 am-?,
Dixie Mini Storage,
unit 130, beside
Terry's. Held over
from last week. 266-
Saturday 8:00 am-
1:00 pm, off Bob
Burnsed Rd to Yellow
Pine Circle, Glen.
Girl's clothes, go-cart,
bed frame. Multiple
Saturday 8:00 am-?,
ABBA's House, Glen.
Up right piano, exer-
cise machine, golf
clubs, Karaoke PA
system, much, much
more. Rain or shine.

Saturday 8:00 am-?,
121 N. to 23 D, tan
house after curve. 2
exercisers, high chair,
rooster decorations,
tea pots, 2 antique
cameras, rag dolls,
videos, Nintendo,
PlayStation, Game-
boy and games, lots
of miscellaneous
knick knacks, good
low prices.
Friday & Saturday
8:00 am-?, 315 E
Minnesota Ave., Mac-
Friday 8:30 am-?,
121 S. to Sylvester
Manning Rd, past
Volunteer Fire Dept.
on left. Couch and
love seat, entertain-
ment center, movies,
DVD, games, riding
lawn mower, name
brand clothes men,
women and kids
clothes, shoes, Home
Interior, etc.
Saturday 8:00 am-?,
8630 S. Ben Rowe
Circle. Light fixtures,
miscellaneous items.
Saturday 8:00 am-
2:00 pm, Copper
Creek. Multi families.
Rain or shine.

Attention: Small business owners. Baldwin home for sale.. 3 BR,A,lBA,
Business condos, office and ware 'kitchert,-'living::room-and:denree'ntral
house space, in the brand new Cy- heat, large lot, $85,500. 904-266-9052.
press Business Park across from Cy- 6/9-16p
press Pointe's primary entrance on
SHwy 90 East in Macclenny. 1250 sq. 2 BR, 1 BA, 1080 sq. ft. home,newly
Sft/build to suit. Presale prices in the mid remodeled with appliances, $102,500.
90s. $600 per month guaranteed fi- Call for appointment 259-7067.6/9-16p
nancing with 5% down. Not a lease, Low CD rates got you singing the
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House in Glen St. Mary. Located
within 10 minutes of all local schools
and shopping, this 2500 sq. ft., 2 car
garage home on 1'/4 acre is a must see
with its family friendly neighborhood,
$239,000. 259-8075, please leave
message. 6/16p

esaite. ueoryge KnaUU, Jr. U4-21 9-
0480. 6//16tfc
1 acre lot for sale. Beautiful trees,
quiet acre, new 4" well and septic. Next
door to new $240,000 home. Looking
for someone to build. $39,900 for lot.
,Call 904-686-4999. 6/16p



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Town Homes at Cypress Pointe. Now
accepting reservations. 2 and 3 BR
models, 1200 sq. ft., and up. Starting
iat $109,900. Resort size community
pool, awesome fitness center, 2 acre
park with jogging trail and an 8 acre
nature preserve. Reserve now. 60 unit
. Phase I already 70% reserved.
J:i www.Beyond-Builders.com or George
Knabb, Jr. 904-219-0480. 6/1 6tfc
SFor sale or rent. 3 BR, 2 BA dou-
Sblewide in the country. Call 653-1656
leave messae.. 6/16p,

3 BR, 1 BA house on city lot in Mac-
clenny, deposit plus 1st and last
month's rent, $750 per month. 259-
2005. 6/9p
Mobile homes, 2 and 3 BR, A/C, no
pets, $500-$550 plus deposit. 904-
860-4604 or 259-6156. 3/17tfc

New home for rent on '/2 acre, Kings
Manor, Sanderson. 3 BR, 1 BA, tile
floors, range and refrigerator, central
A/C and heat, washer/dryer hookups,
$600 security deposit, $600 monthly.
Call 259-2255. 5/5tfc
1 acre lot for mobile home in Macedo-
nia area off Odis Yarborough. Call
Brian at 759-5734 or 259-6735. 3/24tfc
Commercial property for lease, 1000
sq. ft., retail or office space. Call 259-
9301 or 613-7759. 6/9-30p
Rent to own. Nice 3 BR, 2 BA dou-
blewide on '/4 acre in town, no pets,
$650 per month. 477-8995. 6/9-16p
3 BR, 11/2 BA mobile home, no pets,
lawn maintenance included, $450 rent,
$450 deposit. 912-843-8118. 6/16tfc
3 BR, 2 BA doublewide on 5 acres on
Mudlake Rd. Lawn included, no pets,
$700, $1000 deposit. 259-9066.6/16p

1 BR apartment, living room, kitchen,
dining room, bath, CH/A, no pets. 275-
2222. 6/16p
2 BR, 1 BA, no pets, $400 per month,
$400 deposit. 219-0108. 4/28tfc
Building for lease, 3000 sq. ft, will di-
vide. 904-759-9225. 6/16c
1 BR, kitchen, eat-in area, $425 per
month, no pets. Call 786-5033. 6/16p
Office space, downtown Macclenny, 2
rooms with full bath, no kitchen facili-
ties, $300 per month. 904-259-9590.

14x70, 1995 Skyline, very good condi-
tion on $150 per month rented lot in
Glen. Currently on $150/month. 3 BR,
2 BA, above ground pool. Must sell, ti-
tle in hand, $14,000 OBO. 904-219-
0480. Possible owner financing.6/16tfc



Pritchett Trucking is continuing to grow and is in need
of qualified people to work at our Lake Butler Facility.

Good benefits. Pay based on experience.

Apply in person at 1050 SE 6th St. in Lake Butler

or call 1-800-486-7504



Land- Located in Lancaster Glen
412 miles west of Macclenny. Easy
access to US Hwy. 90 and I-10.
Lot #1-11.74 acres $76,310
Lot #4- 12.11 acres $78,715
Lot #11-14 acres $98,000
Lot #15- 10 acres $65,000
Lot #18- 15 acres $67,500
Lot #21- 25.42 acres $101,680
13.5 Acres Located on paved road
in Glen St. Mary, zoned agricultural
7.5. Bring your horses & MH or
build your dream home. $125,000.
Nice home of St. Marys Circle
1605 SF living space, 3BR, 2BA, for-
mal dining room, foyer, FP, patio,
front porch, 2 car garage. & large stor-
age building: Reduced to $165,000. "
10 Acres with 2400+ sq.ft. MH 4
--BRR2 BA, FPL, stainless steel
appliances, split floor plan, eat-in
kitchen. 2004 Homes of Merit in
\ erv good condition. Greenhouse &
storage bldg. $165,000. Additional
10 acres available for $65,000.
Great starter home or rental.
Double% ide on 2.5 acres, 3 BR, 2
BA. Q0j sq. ft., zoned agriculture
(bring i ur horses). Located on
pa~ed CR 125 north of Glen St.
Mary.. Affordably priced at
$690000. Reduced to $65,000.

10 Acre Tract zoned for MH and
horses. Located in a newly devel-
oping area with large mobile homes
and nice conventional homes.
County maintained road. No home
owner association $65,000.
Commercial Lot 14,000 sq. ft.
100 ft. frontage on SR 121. Located
between Waffle House and Day's
Inn, adjacent to 1-10. $125,000.
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath doublewide
mobil acre.
Locat d. in
Duval un see ppreci-
ate. $82,000 Reduced to $77,500
Lot on Little St. Mary's River,
conveniently located between
GlenSt,,, Mary and Miaccle iniy.
Thi hiU l 121avny l I d n d i l t tirtL

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
Handyman Special Great
starter or retirement home. Nice oak
trees W K) ?6 e kui"t with


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, June 16, 2005 Page Thirteen

Schools stay at 'C; only 30%

at BCHS reading at grade level

Baker Counfy schools again
earned Cs for student performance
on the 2005 FCATs, but just 30
percent of high school students
here are reading at grade level.
SAbout two-thirds of schools in
Florida received an A or B, ac-
cording to figures released June 8
by the Department of Education.
It was the second consecutive
year in Baker County that the high
school, middle school and inter-
mediate school scored Cs. Ele-
mentary and alternative schools

are not graded.
The high school's poor reading
results were similar to last year.
It's also the second consecutive
year the district will not receive
bonus money from the state,
which antes up $100 per student
for schools that get an A or im-
prove their grade.
Two years ago, when all three
schools improved, the district re-
ceived bonus payments of nearly
Both Keller Intermediate and

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for second bath. Needs TLC. Close
to new elementary school & Macc-
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111 IIs eaviiy woUUocU I V is restLctL-
ed to site built homes only. 3/4 acre Mobile homes welcome. 2.5
+ priced at $34,000. acres with several c clud-
Nice Building Lot- 1.05 acre in ing2 a cmall
Oakridge (Off of Bob Burnsed Rd.) off ete Harvey Rd. $30,000.cate
Northil-I l -ially
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Restricteao sioe ul homes only. area on Heckscher Drive in
High and dry with some trees. Jacksonville. This area is know as
Priced at $29,900 Jacksonville's Silver Lining-North

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These homes could be removed to
build your dream home. $300,000

Baker County Middle School have
earned Cs in six of the seven years
the state has graded them.
The high school has received
Cs in five of seven years.
"We still feel we're making
progress," said assistant superin-
tendent Glenn McKendree. "These
are strong Cs.
"But we recognize we still need
grease to put on the squeaks."
He pointed out that Macclenny
Elementary has joined Westside
Elementary in meeting criteria for
making "adequate yearly pro-
gress" under the federal No Child
Left Behind Act.
The feds base their evaluation's
on the FCATs, but use a different
formula than the state.
Mr. McKendree said the school
district is analyzing FCAT data to
identify subgroups of students who
may be struggling, and then will
tailor strategies to target them.
School grades are calculated by
adding six categories that measure
the percentage of students meeting
state standards in reading, math
and writing, and making progress
in reading and math.
Scores that fall in the range of
320 to 379 result in Cs. The mid-
dle school scored 357, the high
school 343 and Keller Intermedi-
ate 325.
A score of 380 to 409 earns a B,
above 409 an A.
While the high school showed
just 30 percent reading at grade
level, Keller was-at 69 percent and
the middle school 50 percent.
In math, 62 percent of high
school students are at grade level,
while the middle school scored 58
percent and Keller 53 percent.
In writing, 78 percent of high
school students are at grade level,
while the middle school was at 70
percent and Keller at 60 percent.
For detailed information on the
FCATs and schools' results, go to
the Florida Department of Educa-
tion web page at www.fldoe.org.


Human Resources
Rt. 19 Box 1030
Lake City, FL

Financial Aid Specialist
Responsible for coordinating the functions of
the Federal Family Educational Student Loan
Program. Associate's degree preferred, with
three years record management experience.
Salary $20, 583.00 annually, plus benefits.
Stores Clerk
independent clerical work. Handle and process
incoming and outgoing mail. Receive and doc-
ument shipments. High School diploma or
equivalent plus 1 year clerical experience
required. Ability to lift and carry 45 Ibs. Salary:
$17,780.00 annually, plus benefits.
Position details and applications available on our
website at: www.lakecitycc.edu
Inquiries: Human Resources Development
149 S.E. College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Info.: (386) 754-4314; Fax (386) 754-4594
email: boettcherg@lakecitycc.edu
Lake City Community College is accredited by.the
Commission On Colleges of the Southern Association
of Colleges and Schools.
VP/ADA/EAEO College in Education and Employment



THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, June 16, 2005 Page Fourteen
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2005 Silverado 1500
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