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76th Year, Vol. 12 Thursday July 7, 2005 Macclenny, Florida 500
via fees for
To re-coup cost of
laying utility lines
The Macclenny Commission
meeting in special session the eve-
ning of July 5 amended a proposed
utility agreement with Wal- Mart
Stores that will have the city foot
cost of pipes and other infrastruc-
ture above what its engineer de-
cides is adequate for the new Sup-
The city will also nudge the
giant retailer to move off a provi-
sion in the agreement that violates
Macclenny's longstanding require-
ment for annexation of contiguous
property connected to its sewer and
The special session was prompt-
ed by Wal-Mart plans to close by
the end of this month with three
property owners at SR 228 and In-
terstate 10. Wal-Mart plans to re-
place its store on South 6th with the
larger one and also develop several
In casting off the "fee credit"
system proposed in the utility pact
in which Wal-Mart would be cred-
ited for part of its initial expense
constructing sewer and water lines,
the commission sided with its engi-
neer, Frank Darabi of Gainesville.
"It make more sense for Wal-
Mart io take care of its needs, and
the'city pay the difference for what
we want in increased capacity,"
suggested Mr. Darabi several times
during the two hour session.
"I can't advise the city how much
over that you should go; you have
to make that decision."
The engineer argued successful-
ly that Macclenny should dedicate
its impact and tie-in fees to increas-
ed capacity costs at both its sewer
and water plants.
"You don't have a process (for
collecting fees) if the pipe is alrea-
dy there. How do you decide what
The "fees" portion will be scratch-
ed pending an engineering plan
from Wal-Mart on what it believes
will serve the Supercenter, proba-
bly 8" sewer lines and a 12" water
main. The latter requires larger ca-
pacity because of the store's hy-
drant and fire protection system.
Mr. Darabi promised to make a
quick decision on how much,uf
any, above those specifications tie
city should go based on future
growth both at the interchange and
further south where extensive resi-
Sdential development is anticipated.
The engineer indicated he is
about half through with the growth
The commission, by unanimous
vote following a motion by Vernon
Bennett, agreed that Macclenny
will foot the difference in cost.
Newly sworn Commissioner
Phil Rhoden later suggested the
city adopt a pay-back fee agree-
ment in the event Wal-Mart paid
for the larger size piping and lift
stations. The board appeared will-
ing to hold out that option.
Mayor Gary Dopson termed it a
"big mistake" that his brother. City
Manager Gerald Dopson, did not
push for adherence to the policy on
annexing contiguous property al-
ready being served by utilities.
As it stands, Wal-Mart will pay
one and a half times the regular rate
for utilities and other services be-
cause it lies outside the limits.
A provision in the utility pact
that was left standing" reads, "No-
thing contained herein shall be con-
strued to require Wal-Mart to annex
the Property into the City should
the Property ever be contiguous to
the City limits or should such an-
nexation be desired by the City."
Manager Dopson acknowledged
he "dropped the ball and did not re-
(Page two please)
Deputy Sgt. Phil Dural and Lt. Glen Gnann stand watch over downed single-engine Cessna awaiting inspectors from the NTSB west of Glen St. Mary on Saturday.
Plane raPHOTOh at mo Road
Plane crash at Smokey Road
A flight instructor and his student escaped
serious injury early Saturday afternoon when
their single-engine Cessna stalled while prac-
ticing emergency maneuvers just west of Glen
The four-seat Skyhawk came down about
1:15 within feet of Smokey Road just south of
where the pavement ends near the Interstate
Ironically, student pilot Mike Akers, 31,
and instructor Charles Rider, 20, both of Jack-
sonville, were practicing engine stall and re-
start techniques when the ignition failed. The
instructor apparently lined up the Skyhawk to
land from a northerly direction into a clearing,
then aborted the attempt when he spotted the
nearby power lines.
He clipped the tops of several trees before
gliding westward toward Smokey Road and
slamming into another tree line near the drain-
age ditch. The plane rented from a flight ser-
vice at Herlong Field in Jacksonville was heav-
Both occupants were transported to Fraser
Motorcyclist injured in hit-and-run on 1-10
Police are looking for the driver of a red Ford Bronco who messes said struck the rear of a motorcycle traveling west on 1-10 about a mile east of
the Glen SL Mary eit. The impact knocked Roger Music ofJacksonille off his 1994 Suki. He slid about 200 feet across both lanes ofthe highway
onto the north shoulder; the bike came to rest about 50 feet beyond that The Bronco stopped momentarily n the emergency lane, then took off Mr.
Music, 54, suffered serious injuries and was taken to ShandsJacksonville. The accident occurred mid-afternoon June 23.
Memorial Hospital where they were treated
and released. According to paramedic John
Motherwell, Mr. Rider, who was in the right
seat of the cockpit, sustained two sprained
wrists. Mr. Akers was treated for a laceration
to the knee.
The immediate area around the crash site
was roped off pending inspection by employ-
ees of the National Transportation Safety
Board. The location is just south and across I-
10 from a dairy where a Navy jet made an
emergency landing in the early 1970s.
A Jacksonville man claiming to
have a gun tried to rob the Winn-
Dixie pharmacy July 2, but panick-
ed and ran when the woman behind
the counter refused to give 'him the
drugs he demanded.
Jerome Rabess, 23, punched the
store manager in the face as he ran
out the door.
The manager, Tom Debruhl,
chased him across the parking lot,
where two boys, ages 14 and 16,
joined the pursuit.
The impromptu posse caught
Mr. Rabess near the Kentucky
Fried Chicken restaurant.
Several motorists who'd been
driving by stopped to help detain
him until Deputy Brad Dougherty
arrived at 3:15 pm.
Mr. Rabess was charged with
armed robbery, a felony, and bat-
Mr. Rabess admitted he told the
pharmacist he had a gun, but told
the officer he didn't really have
one. No weapon was found.
The pharmacist, Patricia Sova,
(Page five please)
Will remain open
under former owner
BY MICHAEL RINKER
The new owner of the Pineview
golf course, who paid $4.28 million
for the property last month, will
keep it open for play, at least for
the time being.
Realtor Tommy Rhoden, manag-
ing partner of Golf View Proper-
ties, confirmed the course will re-
main open, but couldn't say how
"That's the plan today; it might
be different tomorrow," he said.
The course will continue to be
operated by Gary Dopson, the for-
mer owner. Dr. Dopson's son.will
continue to oversee course opera-
Golf View Properties made a
down payment of $1.79 million on
the property, and financed the re-
maining $2.49 million with Dr.
Dopson, according to court docu-
Golf View must pay off the
mortgage, plus 6 percent interest,
by December 15.
Asked whether that short date
implied he intended to flip the
property to another buyer, Mr. Rho-
den said he had no definite plan to
do that at this time.
There has been speculation a
Jacksonville developer intends to
purchase the course from Golf
View. Pineview is zoned residen-
The course, built in the mid-
1960s, covers about 139 acres.
Realtor Wayne Combs had been
part of the purchase group before
dropping out. He and another part-
ner stepped away from the deal, but
he didn't say why.
Mr: Combs used to work in Mr.
Rhoden's real estate firm, but has
left to start his own.
Mr. Rhoden said he'd rather not
comment on the situation.
The partnership originally in-
volved Mr. Combs, Mitch Canaday,
Mr. Rhoden and his son, Rock
Rhoden, who own the Broken Oak
development currently under con-
struction on North Lowder Street,
just south of the golf course.
Mr. Rhoden said there is no
common plan for the two proper-
The decision by Dr. Dopson,
who is also the mayor of Macclen-
ny, to sell the course stirred some
Hundreds of county residents
signed petitions opposing the sale,
although they had no legal effect
on a private owner selling his prop-
Many likely signed in order to
(Page seven please)
Utility revenue should be ours: Councilman
BY MICHAEL RINKER
A Glen St. Mary councilman is
pushing for the town to receive wa-
ter and sewer revenue from a new
development although the homes
are slated to be hooked up to Mac-
Larry Payne argued at a work-
shop July 5 that the utility lines, in-
stalled 15 years ago to serve the
high school and Wesiside Elemen-
tary, likely have already paid for
As a result, he said, Macclenny
can't claim it needs revenue from
the new homes to justify its invest-
ment in the lines.
Mayor Juanice Padgett said she
will invite Macclenny City Manag-
er Gerald Dopson to meet next
week to discuss the issue.
At stake is Glen's possible an-
nexation of a development that
would more than double the town's
population and increase its area by
more than half.
The development, called Grey-
stone, would sit on 128 acres be-
tween the high school and the Little
St. Mary's river.
Plans call for 232 single-family
homes clustered away from the riv-
er, with about 20 acres of green
space as a buffer between the river
and the development.
Mr. Payne argued that with the
development's impact on Glen, it
makes sense for the town to get the
water and sewer revenue
"Their city manager says they
need to recoup those costs, but what
if they've already been paid for?"
Mr. Payne said.
"If you take the money from wa-
ter and sewer for over 200 units
versus the cost of putting in lines
back then, there's no comparison."
He suggested the town conduct a
financial analysis to determine
whether Macclenny's lines have
paid for themselves.
Although Glen St. Mary has re-
cently installed sewer lines through
much of the town, it doesn't have a
sewage treatment plant and must
lease capacity from Macclenny.
Glen officials, however, are con-
sidering whether to build their own
plant as they execute plans to run
lines to other parts of the town.
Mr. Payne said he didn't want to
be locked into a long-term contract
with Macclenny if Glen has the op-
portunity to build its own plant.
Councilman Lewis Crews said
he is concerned about the impact
the issue might have on the town's
relationship with Macclenny. The
two have had preliminary discus-
sions recently about merging, al-
though Glen officials assigned that
a very low priority during Tues-
Mr. Crews and Ms. Padgett also
cautioned against the possibility
that an apparent spat between the
municipalities would cause the de-
veloper to change abandon plans to
annex into Glen, and simply build
under auspices of the county.
Mr. Payne, however, said he
doesn't think the issue will be a
The workshop during which the
discussion took place is the first in
what is likely to be a string of ses-
sions where town officials discuss
and plot a strategy for dealing with
various issues facing the town.
At Tuesday's workshop, they pri-
oritized those issues, which are (in
order of importance):
(Page seven please)
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(From page one)
mind them of the city's policy."
Mr. Dopson has been working two
years to lure the new store into or
near the city, and two prior sites
fell through for a number of rea-
Attorney David Edwards of
Jacksonville, representing Wal-
Mart, told the commission his cli-
ent obviously preferred to remain
Free of cit\ tax burdens but con-
ceded .that. atmosphere could
change with time.
"They may get tired of paying
higher utility\ bills being outside
the city and decide it's cheaper to
pay taxes,".mused Mayor Dopson.
"My brother doesn't make
many of them; but he made a big
mistake here," stressed the mayor.
"We're breaking policy; we have
required it in the past."
Mayor Dopson was the most
vocal opponent on the board of al-
lowing Wal-Mart to re-coup some
of its utility expenses via rebates
as others connect to the lines along
"We don't want to hard-time
you because we really want you
here," he told Mr. Edwards, one of
several professionals representing
the Arkansas-based chain in the.
land search and other preliminaries
in recent months.
Attorney Edwards softened the
mayor's criticism of the city mana-
ger somi\A hat by asserting that Mr.
Dopson has.done "a wonderful job
bringing Wal-Mart in."
The city manager for years be-
lieved luring a large retailer to the
largely undeveloped 228 inter-
change would be a catalyst for a
Early in the meeting, Mr. Dara-
bi declared that Macclenny's pres-
ent sewer treatment plant can keep
lup f9r, non\ with ever-expanding
demands from residential and-com-
The situation could change fair-
ly quickly, he suggested, and the
city's ability to pipe sewage and
water requires on-going vigilance.
Macclenny will soon face capa-
city and storage shortcomings on
its water delivery system, he said.
At the new Wal-Mart, for instance,
provisions will ha'e to be built in
to boost water pressure for the fire
In other business this week, an-
other Bennett motion allows the
city to remove several trees on the
right-of-way near the corner of US
90 and College. The action vio-
lates Macclenny's newly enacted
tree ordinance, but the sidewalk-'
based trees are deemed a safety
and structure nuisance.
The public is asked to notify
City Hall if trees obstruct traffic
visibility or. otherwise pose a safe-
The commission also appears
willing to further fine-tune its sign
ordinance requiring cash deposits
on all temporary ones similar to.
Overly frequent placement and
failure to remove signs has become
a problem, according to Roger
Yarbrough of the city's zoning de-,
Monday & Thursday
Macclenny Church of Christ
5th and Minnesota
275-3617 or 259-8257
: Until now, the Baker Cot
Commission's edict last fall
budgets to remain the same as
previous year had worked.
But the July 5 meeting, broi
a plea from Sheriff Joey Dot
for an extra $21,684 to comr
sate for higher gasoline prices.
"In December 2003, we v
paying 98o a gallon. The last
livery we got July 1, it was $1.
gallon," Sheriff Dobson explain
\Vhile those prices are far
low what the public pays at
pump, the, bulk purchase arrar
ment with Davis Oil was alre
budgeted at $99,279 for the fi
year ending September 30. It.
jump to an estimated $126.727
Macclenny will be asked to
$5764 to its contract toward
added gas cost.
On the topic of gas prices, C
sultant Michael Audino of the C
ters for Urban Transportation
search suggested the Baker Co
ty Council on Aging could ben
From a purchase partnership i
The council has a fleet of.
which mostly take senior citiz
to medical appointments and st
Mr. Audipo was present f(
brief report on the manager
training he is holding for Cou
on Aging staff and board me
Much of the instruction di
with transportation issues, since
$50,000 Florida Department
Transportation grant is funding
Audino's visits here. He is ba
at the University of South Flo
a ppres extra
urity Amnong the most. important lar fees, sin
for goals should be re-consolidating Patrol troops
s the the council's transportation depart- counties wri
ment in the same building, Mr. Au- and may I
ught dino said. About a year ago, trans- if:he three c
)son portation moved to a back room at The fee w
pen- the county's building and zoning $20,000 an
department, allowing handicap ac- about $570(
vere cess to that staff. other court-ii
de- In other business, Sara Little of Emergenc
67 a Glen St. Mary was chosen from tor Rick Clh
ned. among 25 applicants for the assis- of a $286,0
be- tant secretary position at the coun- place the 91
the ty administration building. She Eighteen cou
nge- most recently worked at Friedman's lion grant fui
;ady Jewelers as an assistant manager. board.
scal Her salary, was set at $25,000. He also nc
will Christina Thomas of Macclenny ceived $1.91:
was. deemed the best qualified of. ments from
add about 20 applicants as animal con- cy Manager
the trol assistant. She has worked for fall's hurrica
several veterinarians, most recent- been a\\arde,
son- ly at Marietta Animal Hospital. he said.
Cen- She will be paid $8 per hour. The comr
Re- Jack Baker of Farm Bureau In- $2025 per rr
)un- surance said Blue Cross Blue lord Chuck
iefit, Shield will not submit a bid for Community
With health insurance to cover county on South Six
employees. Mr. Baker had asked tor Todd Be
vans to be the agent for Blue Cross; likely will n
zens Tim Owen of Jacksonville has for year.
hop- about 15 years brought a \ariet\ of "I do wan
offers including Blue Cross for the shop to exp
or a commission to consider. what we'll
lent The board again will consider year," Mr. Be
ncil Mr. Owen's presentations appar- Fire Chie
em- ently minus anything from Blue ported the d
Cross this year. ues as lower
eals The county's Teen Court will ratings are s(
ce a have to wait a bit longer for the cludes the p
t of commission to decide whether to
Mr. enact a $3 per traffic ticket assess-
ised ment to fund its operation. The
rida commission hopes Bradford and
Union counties will agree to simi-
ice Florida Highway
ers who cover all three
te fines on the tickets
put the wrong amount
ill bring an estimated
nually, compared to
From a share of an-
yv Management Direc-
ark announced award
83 state grant to re-
11 telephone system.
Inties shared $2.6mil-
nds, Mr. Clark told the
noted the county has re-
2 million in reimburse-
the' Federal Emergen-
ment Agenc\ for last
nes. Individuals have
d more than $684.000 .
mission renewed the
lonth lease with land-
S atter3 white .for the
Mental Health Clinic
th Street. Clinic direc-
erchen said the clinic
need more space next
it to schedule a Work-
lain what we do and
be up against next
erchen told the board.
:f Richard Dolan re-
SISO home insurance
ought. The process in-
umping capacities of
trucks, location of ponds within
1.5 miles of stations to refill tanks,
and in Glen St. Mary checking if
the ground level storage tank de-
livers as much pressure as the
-Chief Dolan also noted 36 fire-
fighters have become certified
since a 2003 requirement by the
state, 15 more are due to take the
Test soon, and 30 more may not be-
Man dies July 2
in freak accident
A Glen St. Mary man died in a
farm-related accident in Perry,
Florida on July. 2.
A spokeswoman for the Taylor
County sheriff's department said
on Tuesday that Christopher Paul
(Chris) Sisk, 24, died at the scene
when he was struck in the head by
Sa chain that he was securing to a
trailer. He had earlier loaded a
tractor onto the vehicle.
Mr. .Sisk had lived in Baker
County several years after moving
here from Taylor County. His fam-
ily still has property in that area.
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Outcome of case
fails to inspire the
There's been a bit of grumbling
over the decision by State Attor-
ney Bill Cervone to forego prose-
cuting a former secretary at the
county annex for theft of nearly
$14,000 ($13,937.50 to.be exact)
in receipts from the county's ani-
mal control operation.
The prosecutor has to look at
things a bit differently; he had
only circumstantial evidence, and
it was somewhat limited at, that.
There was no concrete proof, in
the form of bank account activity,
witnesses or the like, to pinpoint
Suzanne Rhoden as the perpetra-
tor. At trial a defense attorney
would surely remind a jury of that
fact 20 different ways.
The fact that she refused to.take
a polygraph when all her co-work-
ers did is certainly incriminating,
but not admissible in court.
So \ou could say the state
decided to save itself and us some
money by declining to prosecute.
The decision, nonetheless, is
First, it sends a terrible message
to both taxpayers and other county
employees. Several years ago,
three deputy clerks basically skat-
ed after stealing thousands of dol-
lars in fine funds from the Clerk of
You can purloin public funds, it
seems, and pretty much get away
Such activity gives the public
the impression, perhaps unfairly, ,
that officials are not vigilant custo-
dians of the public purse.
In the animal control case, the
facts bear out that the system in
place (and quickly replaced) dur-.
ing the more than five years that
money disappeared was quite
Numbered receipts issued to the
animal pound were not reconciled
with deposits by employees at the
count\ administration office. Cash
has a \\ai of disappearing under
such circumstances, and it is also
puzzling why annual audits during
those \ears failed to detect either
the shortage or point out the.weak-
ness in ihe reconciliation process.
Even more.troublesome is the,
fact that one, arm of local govern-
ment passed Ms. Rhoden onto
another, know ing that she fell
under a similar cloud of suspicion
when she was a lunchroom man-
ager at Baker County High
The food service director for
the school district informed then-
Counis Manager Josie Davis that
Ms. Rhoden had been given the
option of being fired or resigning
when $10,000 in cafeteria receipts
went missing in 1995.
Mr. Davis indicated he was,
under some pressure from un-
named county commissioners to
employ Ms; Rhoden a gregari-
ous and friendly individual and
the feeling was she deserved
There is certainly culpability in
the county's decision to hire her,
but Mr. Davis says now he never
believed she would be handling
money. Well, she did.
Ms. Rhoden's history with the
school district leaked out,shortly
after she became a suspect in the
county case, and an examination
of her personnel record at the
school district turned up no men-
tion of missing cafeteria funds or
of the "resign or be fired" dictum
by former School Superintendent
Likewise, when quizzed specif-
ically about it-by the new paper
several weeks ago, Food Service
Director Cathy Golon arrogantly
declared she wasn't going to dis-
cuss it. She needs a bit of tutoring.
in the difference between a private
matter she might refuse to discuss,
and a matter involving the public
business, which she is paid quite
well to oversee.
And because the state declined
to bring criminal charges against
Ms. Rhoden, she is now allowed
to retain accumulated leave and-
retirement. and once again resign
w without admitting any culpability.
Technically, she shouldn't have
to; she's innocent until proven oth-
erwise, and.the fact that she ap-
pears the most likely of anyone to
have taken the cash means just
that, and nothing more.
What does all this mean?
The public isn't well served
when custodians of its funds are
either careless in accounting for it,
or actually involved in taking it.
Don't look for incriminating
information in a personnel file,
and don.'i always rel .on agencies
to work together protecting the
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, July 7, 2005 Page Three
Baseball leads in weirdness of rituals
I've been watching a lot of col-
lege baseball these past couple of
weeks. I go through stretches where
I watch baseball and then get sick
of it and don't watch any at all.
However, my Baylor Bears
were deep into the College World
Series. They made the semi-finals
before losing on a ninth inning
walk-off home-run to the Texas
Longhorns. The Longhorns, who
are in the finals for the third time
in four years, ended up beating the
Florida Gators for the national ti-
That set up an interesting week
of baseball watching in my house-
hold. We were all rooting for the
Bears, but when it came to the Ga-
tors it was a little more difficult.
My wife Kelley and my eldest son
Dylan are staunch Gators. My son
Spencer and I are Seminoles. My
daughter Sara goes to school at
FSU and wouldn't even let the Ga-
tors play on,her television set.
However, I found myself actu-
ally rooting for the Gators when
they played in the semis against
Arizona State. I couldn't- bring
myself to actually\ sa\ the words,
but a couple of "Go Taters" did is-
MY SIDE OF
sue from my mouth.
Of'course, you could tell I was
not a really long-term Gator fan
who lives and dies Orange 'and
Blue. My father-in-law Carl Nor-
man is one of those, and he reacted
the way any true Gator fan does in
a big game. When they fell.behind
to Arizona State, he threw up his
hands and yelled, "That's it!
They're through! It's over!" and
stormed out of the room.
Son Dylan just walked though
the room and saw that the Gators
were trailing Texas 2-0 in the sec-
ond inning. He threw up his hands
and yelled, "It's over! The Gators
are gonna lose!" and went into his
foom and slammed the door. Like
I said, he's a true Gator fan. ..
Spencer and I, being onl lack-
luster Gator fans who ha\ e no his-
tory supporting the team ard suf-
fering years of disappointment and
dashed expectations, stuck with
them to the end to watch them ral-
ly and defeat Arizona State in the
deciding second game. It was very
In parts. At other times, it was
Baseball is like soccer in that
there are long stretches of the game
where nothing seems to be hap-
pening. In both sports this lull can
explode into action at any point, so
fans.have to keep watching. But
they don't have to really pay much
attention while they're doing it.
That allows you to study the finer
points of the game.
Such as the fine art of spitting
and crotch scratching. There is no
sport where the players spit or
scratch more rudely than they do
in baseball. They spit on the field.
They spit in their gloves and rub it
in. Then they scratch their crotch
because they all have to wear a
plastic cup to protect their nether
regions from 90 mph fastballs. Af-
ter the\'\e scratched for a x while,
the\ spit some more.
The spitting isn't limited to the
field. There's e\en more spitting
going on in the dugout. In the
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good old days of Yogi Berra and
Mickey Mantle, when players had
a chaw of chewing tobacco the size
of an apple in their cheek, they spit
tobacco juice. When a manager
like Ralph Houk charged out Of
the dugout to dispute a call, a fine
mist of tobacco spray cascaded
over the umpires. I'm convinced
Houk chewed as much tobacco as
he did to dissuade umps from
making calls against his Yankees.
Nowadays they spit a lot in the
dugouts and also spit sunflower
seeds. Baseball players go through.
more sunflower seeds in the dug-
out than a pet shop full of canaries.
One of the worst jobs around has
to be the poor slobs who have to
clean the dugout after a baseball
Baseball players also are the
most superstitious ballplayers. If
you watched Arizona State play
Nebraska, it was clear many of the
players in both dugouts hadn't
washed their hats all season long.
They were sweat stained and din-
gy. The reason was simple they
wouldn't dare disturb the gods of
baseball who might be watching
and put some kind,of curse on
Of course, baseball players don't
seem.to engage in some of the rit-
uals of other sports. Soccer players
blow their noses a lot. Anytime a
soccer player does something ei-
ther good or bad on the field, as
soon as the camera' is on him he is
guaranteed to put one knuckle up to
close a nostril and blow his nose.
You see it eight or ten times a game.
Football pla ers have their own
rituals that thankfully haven't made
it to the baseball diamond. Base-
ball players may, wear their caps
backwards to inform the baseball
gods they are in need of a rally, but
the\ don't bang their heads togeth-
er like football players.
Baseball players have also man-
aged to avoid the football fanny
pat in favor of the high five. Foot-
ball players and coaches do an aw-
ful lot of fanny patting. When
someone does something good in'
baseball, they are assured of a lot
of high fives when they reach the
dugout. Pla\ ers \ ill e\ en'stop spit-
ting and scratching long enough to
give a player a high fi\e.
In football, if 3 ou score a touch-
down you're either going to get
slammed in the back of the head in
congratulations-by some 300
pound lineman or you'll be patted
on the fanny.
Uh-oh. The Gators are down 4-0
in the third inning and the true be-
lievers are loudly proclaiming, "I
told \ou the\ \\ere through. Tipi-
I wonderr if it would help if I
yelled "Go Taters" again. It's
\ north a ir\'.
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, July 7, 2005 Page Four
Darabi apologizes for landfill flap;
board refuses to accept resignation
County Engineer Frank Darabi
apologized to the Baker County
Commission July 5 for the contro-
versy he stirred up over a proposed
construction debris landfill in
Sanderson last month.
In return, the commission de-
clined to accept his offer to resign.
"In retrospect, I should have
asked you to advertise for propos-
als (for the landfill). But my intent
was to benefit Baker County," Mr.
The benefit was to have been
revenue producer an estimated
$1 million or more to the county
as host for the landfill, said the en-
"For three years, you've been
looking for a way to fund curbside
collection. There is a need for a
C&D landfill, and this would have
financed your door-to-door collec-
tion. I had a bid package ready to
send out for your door-to-door,"
Mr. Darabi explained.
But the landfill application filed
with the county was not just for
C&D construction and demoli-
tion scrap. It was for a Class III fa-
cility that could accept anything
another delinquent bill
Nearly 20 years after special as-
sessments were enacted, liens
from the first three years continue
to surprise property owners when
they get ready to sell.
That was the case for Wesley
"I went to the closing last Fri-
day and learned there was a lien
on the property from 18 years ago.
It was embarrassing. I never got
any kind of notice of the lien," he
told the Baker County Commis-
sion July 5.
The lien was from 1987: $50
for garbage disposal, $25 for fire
protection. The fees were enacted
that year, and for three years were
billed and collected by a special
clerk hired by the county after Tax
A Lake City man was arrested
Jul\ 3 for disorderly intoxication
at a campsite on Hog Pen Landing.
Ke\in Ooburn, 30. Got into an
argtiment with David Cranford,
then pushed him to the ground.
Mr. Ogburn began yelling and
cursing, waking up several other
Campsite host operator Victor
Rose called state forestry officers,
The argument started when Mr.
Ogburn began playing too rough,
with Mr. Cranford's son.
When Deputy Randy Davis ar-
rived at 12:37 am, Mr. Ogburn,
who had a strong odor of alcohol
on him, continued to yell and
curse and act belligerently toward
In another disorderly intoxica-
tion offense, Charles Osteen was
arrested July 2 after jumping in
front of several cars on Macclenny
Deputy Erik Deloach arrived at
11:55 pm to find Mr. Osteen in the
parking lot near Mac's Liquors.
Mr. Osteen was belligerent and
refused, several requests to provide
Two couples simultaneously
stole-$300 worth of gift cards as
they went through separate check-
out lines at Winn-Dixie July 1.
In one line, a male and female
handed cashier Lisa Crews, three
American Express gift cards worth
As Ms. Crews rang up other
items, the woman asked for the
cards so she could put them in her
After Ms. Crews said no, the
couple began talking about who
had the money to pay for their or-
der. The woman then left the store.
Ms. Crews noticed the gift
cards were gone and tried to detain
the man by asking him questions,
but he quickly left.
Another Winn-Dixie employee
went to the parking lot and saw the
couple getting into a white Chev-
rolet Lumina with black wheels
and tinted windows. Both the man
and woman were black.
At the same time, two black fe-,
males pulled the same scam in an-
other checkout line, and also got
The store manager.called in to
invalidate all the gift cards and list
them as stolen.
Collector Gene Harvey declined to
include them on regular ad val-
Mr. Harvey relented for the
1990 tax bills after heated protests
over the special assessments died
down. That means the unpaid fees
now must be paid in -full along
with property taxes.
"I've never missed a tax pay-
ment, so why would I miss this
one?" Mr. Manthey asked. He not-
ed he paid the assessments for the
following two years the county was
responsible for them.
As it has for most of the own-
ers, the board will allow Mr. Man-
they to pay just the original $75
assessment, forgiving $172.42 in
interest accrued since the lien was
filed in October 1989.
Clerk of Courts Al Fraser said
there are as many as 2000 liens in
"They keep coming back to
haunt us. They come up when the
owners want to refinance or sell
the property," Mr. Fraser said..
In other matters this week, the
commission tentatively approved
rezoning to commercial for 11.2
acres in a proposed development
at the US 90 and Interstate 10 in-
Stersection in Sanderson.
First Coast Land and Timber
plans a 200 acre subdivision there,
but the Florida Department of
Community Affairs wants ameni-
ties included like a small shopping
center and restaurants.
A second public hearing is re-.
quired before final approval of the
except organic garbage.
South Sanderson residents
mounted strong opposition, draw-
ing an estimated 300 people to a
Memorial Day rally at a nearby
"Actually, I'm thankful it hap-
pened the way it did. If it had been
anyone else a third party with an
investment would have fought for
it, whereas I just pulled the appli-
cation," Mr. Darabi said.
He explained last month he
wanted control over the permit and
design process, but indicated he la-
ter planned to sell the landfill to an
unnamed private trash hauling firm.
"I never intended to own a land-
fill, but I did intend to permit it,"
he told the commission this week.
The engineer noted he thought
he'd covered potential protest by
contacting Arnold Rhoden, who
owns land bordering three sides.'
Commissioner Fred Raulerson
said he should accept some blame
also. "He's asked forgiveness for
his mistakes and I need to ask for-
giveness for prodding him. I saw
potential big bucks from Frank's
Chairman Julie Combs who
got as much criticism from resi-
dents of her Sanderson district as
Mr. Darabi said, "We were
thinking about what's best to bring
money to Baker County for the
"Well, it's now a dead issue,
thank goodness. Now we need to
move, forward," said Commission-
er Alex Robinson.
A misinterpretation between
two intoxicated men June 30 led to
the arrest of each for disorderly in-
Mitchell Berry, 21, of Macclen-
ny and Christopher Reed, 21, of
Jacksonville were riding in a car
with Ashley Krauss.
While sitting in the drive-
through lane at McDonald's
around 2:30 am, Mr. Reed called
Ms. Krauss a [female dog].
Mr. Berry thought someone
from a nearby tour bus had said it,
so he got out and created a distur-
bance at the drive-through.
Deputy David Morgan, asked
him several times to get back in
his car and leave, but Mr. Berry re-
fused, saying, "Just go ahead and
Meanwhile, Mr. Reed was loose
in the parking lot, falling on vari-
ous cars as he staggered in and out
of traffic leaving the drive-
He also refused several requests
to get in his car and stay there.
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The Town of Baldwin, Florida proposes to adopt amendments to
the Baldwin Comprehensive Plan, by adopting an Economic
A Public Hearing on the adoption of the Economic Element will be
held by the Town Council on July 12, 2005 at 7:00 pm in the Town
Hall, 10 US Highway 90 West, Baldwin, Florida.
The proposed amendments, the Economic Element are on file in
the Office of the Town Clerk, Town Hall, 10 US Highway 90
West, Baldwin, Florida and may be examined by interested parties
prior to 'said public hearing. All parties having any interest in this
change \ ill be afforded an opportunity to be heard at the public
hearing. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the
Town Council with respect to any matter considered at the meeting
or hearing, he will need a record of the proceedings. and for such
purposes he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.
TOWN OF BALDWIN, FLORIDA
LULA HILL, TOWN CLERK
Wrote worthless check for puppy
A Macclenny woman told po-
lice June 30 that a Jacksonville
man wrote her a worthless check
for $850 when he purchased a
puppy from her.
Lou Ann Mann said Dennis
Monroe, 28, who has a NAS Jax
address, gave her the check June 5,
but the bank called her five days
later to say he had closed the ac-
When she was unable to contact
Mr. Monroe, she filed a sworn
complaint against him.
The state attorney's office
called Mr. Monroe about the com-
plaint, but he told them he'd re-
ported the check as stolen.
Ms. Mann said he wouldn't pro-
vide additional details.
An investigator with the Sher-
iff's Office will contact NAS Jax
about Mr. Monroe and his refusal
to disclose information.
He potentially faces a felony
charge of grand theft.
In other thefts:
Elizabeth Figge of Macclenny
told police a Tennessee man who'd
been staying with her may have
stolen jewelry and electronic
equipment when he moved out.
Ms. Figge said Edmund Vicky
Jr., 36, had been at her home on
Woodlawn Road since June 26 un-
til he could find a place to live.
(From page one)
told police he had handed her a
bag a brown Publix bag and
ordered her to fill it with Lortabs
and hydrocodeine, both pain medi-
When she refused, Mr. Rabess
said he had a gun in his pocket,
then started climbing on top of the
counter, saying, "Don't make me
come over there."
Ms. Sova called the front-line
manager and told her to call Mr.
Debruhl because someone was try-
ing to rob the pharmacy.,
At that point, Mr. Rabess head-
ed for the door, where he punched
Mr. Debruhl and took off.
After his arrest, Mr. Rabess
talked with Deputy Dougherty.
"Sir, can I tell you what hap-
pened? I went into th, store to rob
the pharmacy\ because I owed some
guys some money and they said
that this would pay them off."
When the officer asked if he
had a gun, he said, "No, but I did
tell her that I had a gun.".
At the sheriff's office, he again
waived his Miranda rights and
elaborated on his story.
Mr. Rabess said he and two oth-
er men he knew only as Rascall
and Tootie were on their way to
Tallahassee to buy cocaine.
They told him if he robbed the
pharmacy, it would erase his debt
He also said they advised him
that if the robbery went bad, he
should run in the opposite direc-
tion of their car.
Police found no witnesses or
evidence to confirm that the older
model silver Chevrolet Mr. Rabess
said they were driving was ever in"
the Winn-Dixie parking lot.
backs into cruiser
A Macclenny woman who tried
to pull out from the Days Inn park-
ing lot with a flat tire and nearly
backed into a police patrol car
June 30 was arrested for driving
under the influence.
Sandra Dyke, 45, failed all
roadside sobriety tests, then took a.
breath test that measured her blood
alcohol content at .214 and .210.
State law considers .08 legally
Deputy David Morgan arrived
at the motel on south Sixth Street
at 3:33 am in response to a report
of a drunk woman trying to drive
away on a flat front tire.
He pulled into the lot, then had
to activate his siren to keep her
from backing into him.
The two had never met before
he moved in and he has no family
in Baker County.
They had a disagreement June
30 and she told him to move out.
After Mr. Vicky left with a fam-
ily member who'd come from
Tennessee to pick him up, Ms.
Figge noticed a digital camera,
digital voice recorder, pearl ear-
rings and a gold bracelet missing.
George Prescott of Sanderson
told police July 2 someone had
stolen an aluminum storefront
Mr. Prescott owns a construc-
tion company in Jacksonville, but
stores building materials behind
his rental property next to his
home on Moccasin Circle.
The storefront is valued at
Catherine Albritton of Mac-
clenny reported July 1 that her
grandson's mini-bike was stolen
from the backyard of her home on
Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
She said there was another mi-
ni-bike in the same location, but
that it wasn't taken.
She said the mini-bike was a
gift, so she didn't have any docu-
ments on it.
She valued it at $800.
to report his
A Macclenny man who tele-
Sphoned a sheriff's department.dis-
patcher to report a suicide appar-
ently killed himself moments later
on the side porch of his home off
J.B. Hines Road.
The bod\ of Thomas Neal Ham-
ilton, 68, was sent to Gainesville:
for an autopsy. He was found by
Deputy Brad Dougherty about
1:20 the afternoon of June 3 just
minutes after the call to dispatch.
He reportedly told the. dispatch-
er he was reporting a suicide, and
replied "me" when she inquired as
to the.person's identity.
Mr. Hamilton left a note and re-
portedly had been despondent over
ill health. No one else was at the
residence at the time.
A homeless man was arrested
July 1 for resisting an officer with-
out violence as he walked along
Interstate 10 west of Glen St.
Jason Degener, 26, was on the
shoulder of the highway near mile
marker 330 heading west at 6:50
Mr. Degener told Deputy Brad
Dougherty he-was headed to Lake
City, but when asked if he lived
there he shrugged his shoulders.
The officer asked him where he
came from and Mr. Degener point-
ed toward the Smokey Road over-
pass and said, "That dirt road."
He again shrugged when asked
if he knew anyone there.
At that point Deputy Dougherty
asked him for identification, and
Mr. Degener gave him a fake
He later told Deputy Randy
Davis that he gave the fake name
because he thought there was a
warrant out of Georgia for his ar-
rest. There was none.
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, July 7, 2005 Page Five
CDL/BUS DRIVING CLASS
The Baker County School District Transportation Department will be
offering a CDLiBus Driving class for anyone interested in driving.a bus
starting July 11, 2005. Classes will be held on Monday, Tuesday and
Thursday nights from 6-9:00 pm at the Baker County Transportation
Building on Baker Bus Drive. The class consists of 20 hours in the
classroom and 20 hours of driving time. You must have 5 years
licensed driving .experience, a Florida driver's license, a high school
diploma or equivalent to be eligible to take the class. For more infor-
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, July 7, 2005 Page Six
Land sales in late June
The following land transactions
were recorded in the Baker County
courthouse June 16-30. Values are
derived from documentary stamps.
Many descriptions are by S(ection)
T(ownship) R(ange). If acreage or
price are not listed, none were in-
dicated in the documents.
Daniel Combs to Lanson Phifer, in
S23 T2S R20E, $18,750.
Patricia Fish to Joshua Manucy, in
S8 T1S R21E, $42,500.
William Woodington, Daniel Dukes
& CUB Land Trust to Donald & Lisa
Simmons, in Cedar Creek, $42,000.
William Woodington, Daniel Dukes:
& CUB Land Trust to Johnnie Taylor,
in S30 T2S R21E, 439,910.
Janis Harris, Keith & Ferrell'Pitt-
man, Kelly Powers to Tony Stihers. Jef-
frey Bowyer, Jason Hursey & Jerry
Griffis. in Macclenny, $380.000.
John II & Paula Spitzer to Sasha
Bristow, in S8 T3S R22E. $139,900.
Shawn & Valecia Ball to James &
Cheri McClelland, in S2 TIS R20E,
Lena & Tern Fish to Krisan Skin-
ner, in S4 TIS R21E, $61.000.
Tammy Theophile to E&S Property
Development Inc., in Deer Run Estates.
.Adric McGlashan to Elizabeth Yar-
borough & Minnie Napoli, in Macclenny.
T.J. & Lyma Raulerson to Agie &
Sharon Bennett, in S35 TIN R20E,
Baker County School Board to Ralph
& Sara Bearden, in Oakridge. $29,900.
- Timothy& Sabrina Patterson to Lei
& Bethany Fulghum, in Glen St. Mary,
Raymond & Christine Ingram ito
Robert & Sandra Crow, in Deerfield,
T.J. & Lyma Raulerson to Agie &
Sharon Bennett, in S35 TIN R20E.
Lanco Baker County LLP to Michael
& Patricia Aronson. in Lancaster Glen.
Lanco Baker County LLP to Sean &
Rosie Alexander. in Lancaster Glen.
Brian Higginbotham to Mlitchell &
Amanda Canaday, in S31 T2S R21E.
Jessica Higginbotham to Brian Hig-
ginbotham, in S31 T2S R21E. $10.
Leamon & Olivia Crawford to An-
thony & Debi'Knowles, in S12 TIS
R20E55,000. i .
Shenaiian Goodman to Lisa & Carl-
ton 1\ illiams. in Macclenn.. $84.000.
John & Billie Carney to Frederick &
Bell Dash. in Turkey Creek 1, $189,900.
Daid & Dana arborough to Bobby
& Barbara Brown. in Macclenny Acres.
Glen Plantation LTD to Larry &
Sherrie Pro\encal. in Farms at Glen
Shelley & Jimmy Cole to Donna Nel-
son, in S7 T3S R22E, $74,500.
MacGlen Inc. to Shelley Lane, in S7
T3S R22E. $10.
Morris & Deborah Foster to Mark &
Melissa Taylor, in S13 T2S R21E, $10.
A Gainesville man was arrested
June 30 after violating a court or-
der prohibiting him from having
any contact with his live-in girl-
Jimmy Dobbins. 21. had gone
to the state attorney's office wiith
his girlfriend Samantha Johns that
While he and she were sitting
there, someone from the prosecu-
tor's office called Deputy Bill
Watson. wvho was on-duty at the
Mr. Dobbins was on pre-trial re-
lease on a domestic violence
charge. A condition of his release
was that he have no contact with
The officer walked over to the
state attorney's office and arrested
As he led him away. Ms. Johns
characterized the arrest as "bll-1
JSWHD Corp. Inc. to Tracey & Kel-
iley Matthews, in S21 T1S R21E, $61,000.
Mark Mills to Stanley & Rend Duke-
man, in Old Nursery Plantation, $67,500.
Zedrick Ramsey to Harry & Linda
Seller, in Riverview Estates, $10.
Elaine Sykes to Charles Kujala, in
S31 T3S R21E, $10.
Vieki & Erit St. John to Travis &
Rachel Crawford, in S7 T3S R22E,
Deborah Norman to Richard Pounds,
in Owens Acres II, $147,500.
Lanco Baker County LLP to Lindsay
Little & Roxanne Sheets, in Lancaster
Wneichert Relocation Services Inc. to
Michael & Stephanie Craddick, in To-.
bacco Patch, $182,500.
Mark & Aanya Weir to Weichert Re-
location Sen ices Inc., in Tobacco Patch,
SJoe III & Frances Baker to William
& Terecita Nauman, in Whispering Pines.
Timothy Johnson to Gary & Linda
Dowling. in S12 T3S R2I1E $340,000.
Andrew & Ashle) Stone to Phillip &
Lilie Spihack. in Timberlane n, $142,5011.
Da% id & L neltte Griffis to Benjamin
& Berkeley Hill, in Old Nursery Planta-
Clerk of Courts,'ta deed to Labeuna
Farms Inc., in Nlount Holly. $1300.
Harold Jr. & Jessica Sharp to Canlan
LLC. in S7 T3S R21E. $32,100.
Patricia Fish to Ronnie & Brenda
Grimes. in S18 TIS R21E, $37.500.
Donald & Martha Alwine to Gina
Gatlin, in Glen St. Mar $195,000.
Eldridge & Ophelia Wheeler to El-
dridge Wheeler. in Nacclenny. $10.
Leonard & Catherin Hutchins to
T.J. & L)ma Raulerson, in Olustee,
T.J. & L.ma Raulerson to Clifton
Jr. & Ah)ssa Barton, in S29 T3S RI9E,
Ruth W heaton to Ruth & Paul Whea-
ton Jr., 3 lots in Deerfield.
Ruth \\heaton to Christopher hea-
ton. in Deerfield.
R&G Scott Inc. to Rex Simpkins. in
Willie Jr. & Donna Carter to %%illiam
& Carol Critzer, in Copper Creek Hills
II, $ t0.000.
James Miller to Joel & Patricia Sal-
ter. 2 lots in Deerfield. $9000.
%%Wa ne Wilkerson to \a)ne & Laura
Wilkerson. in S2 T2S R22E, $10.
Pinevier Golf &'Countr Club Inc.
lo'6olf Vie%% Properti'ies 'G.i n r.30 '
Mar* Gallion to Larr) & Leona
Smith. in Forest Glen. $30.325.
Pamela Daniels to Mar Smith, in SI
T3S R20E. $28,338.
Cendant Mobility Go'ernment Fi-
nancial Sen ices Corp. to Dean Mitchell,
in Macclenny, $81,900.
Jason & Dawn Greenlee to Cendant
Mobility Government Financial Services
Corp., in Macclenny, $81,900.
Jacquelyn Milton to Jimmy & Shelly
Cole, in S19 T2S R22E, $32,500.
Kristen & Michael Davis to Edward
Hodges Jr., Bryan Guggisberg & Kristen
Davis, in Macclenny.
MacGlen Inc. to Alton Hayes, in S7
T3S R22E, $10.
Michael McCauley to Angela Arm-
strong, in S1 T2S R21E, $30,000.
Kent & Jacquelyn Kirklarid to Benny
& Connie Leonard, in S17 T3S R21E.
R. Wade & Joetta 1McKele.y to Rob-
ert & Kristin Simpkins, in Macclenny,
Deloris & Lewis Crews to Tamm
Phillips, in S8 T2S R22E.
.Arthur IIl & Barbara Belleville to
Trek & Delania McCullough, in Mac-
H. Bentley Rhoden to Arthur IlI &
Barbara Belleille, in Timberlane,
Robert Murphy to Jeannette Mur-
phy. in S32 T2S R22E. $10.
Jay & Laura Jacobs to Jessica Stokes,
in S7 T3S R22E, $119,500.
William Woodinglon. Daniel Dukes
& CUB Land Trust to Margaret & Hugh
Gordon, in S31 T2S R21E, $10.
US 90 leads
A man was arrested June 29 for
dri ing under the influence after
police noticed him weaving across
the center line on Macclenn\ A-..
Peter Lombardi, 56, of Mac-
clenny was stopped at 12:43 am at
the BP convenience store west of
Deput. Adam Faircloth had
been westbound on Macclennrv
Avenue near College Street %%hen
he sa\\ Mr. Lombardi in front of
him dri\ ing erratically.
A.s Mr. Lombardi tried to exit
his car. he stumbled iipto his open
''doojHe' ad minit te ra ing f6ur,.
I,-crs. He lidled ill roadsdc sobri-
ctl tesis, including ti.o tries at
reciting the alphabet.
After being arrested, Mr. Lom-
bardi refused to take a breath test
to determine his le\el of intoxica-
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Rufus Johnson selected as
NEFSH top worker of '04
Rufus Johnson of Macclenny
was selected recently as the hospi-
tal-wide Employee of the Year for
2004 at Northeast Florida State
Mr. Johnson is assigned to
Oakridge Village. He received a
certificate, $100 cash prize and his
name and photo will remain on a
plaque in the hospital lobby.
In other recent awards, Alice
Richerson was named the March
Employee of the Month.
sportsman I license
Beginning July 1. the Florida.
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission will offer a Military
Gold Sportsman's License to ac-
live duty and retired militarN sta-
tioned in Florida or have lied in
the state for six months and claim
Florida as their primary residence.
The reduced-fee annual license
($20) offers the same privileges as
the traditional Gold Sportsman's
License ($83.50). It includes hunt-
ing, saltwater fishing and freshw\a-
ter fishing licenses and wildlife
management area, archery. muz-
zleloading gun. turkey Florida \w a-
terfowl snook and cra\ fish per-
The Military Gold Sportsman's
Licenses are only available at tax
collectors' offices. Those w fishing
to purchase one must sho\\ their
military\ ID cards plus a Florida
driver's license or orders sho\ ing
they are stationed in Florida.
More information about hunting
and fishing in Florida is a\ ailable
at M\ FWC.com.
She is employed at the Fashion
Nook, and was praised for her dili-
gence in searching out and order-
ing clothing items for hospital pa-
Ms. Richerson also coordinates
purchasing of gifts for the Holiday
Happiness observance each Christ-
mas, and the community relations
department noted she often works
on days off.
The top employee in April was
Dr. J. Timothy Damiani, the cur-
rent interim medical executive di-
rector at NEFSH. He was praised
for his compassion and approacha-
bility, and his abilities as a psychi-
atrist in direct patient care.
The hospital also recognized
Mae Pearl Woods and Mary J.
Crawford. who recently retired.
. lice Riciherson
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ANNUITIES and INSURANCE PAYOUTS
J.G. Wentworth means CASH NOW
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David P. Dealing
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.Elizabeth Davis observed 35
years Working at NEFSH: Linda
Mach and Betty Paige 25 years;
Mary Lauramore and Anna Moore
have been there 20 years; Alice
.Hoyt, who also retired, 15 years;
Maybell Fraser, Karen Keith and
John Tyler observed their 10 year
anniversaries: Sabrina Banks,
Cathy Dopson, Dwan Jones, Dana
Phillips, Michael Price and Sha-
meka Williams have all been at
NEFSH five years.
NOTICE OF PUBUC HEARING BY THE BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BAKER
rNoi.,e is nereby given final me Board of
Country Comrm.snoners of Baker County. Florida
wIll conduct a public re ring on ime amendment
to rdrance 2005-46 Ine hile of wnich herea.i
ter appears on July 18, 2005. corrmmencng at
5 00 pm al 55 North Third Slreel Macclenny,
Flr.rda A c'py of ine propc'ed ordinance may
,be in'pecied bj any member ol [re public at ie
orjie i 1 Ithe Clerk CI Circuit Court in ile Baker
Counrv Courthouse in Macclenny. Florida On
inre oae abc've menroneo ail interested panes
may appear and be reard witn reapecl to Irhs
An ordinance of the Baker County
Board of County Commissioners
amending ordinance No. 2005-46 to
change its effective date; correcting
scrivener's error: and providing an ef-
fective date. ;
YOU-STORE MINI STORAGE
305 E. Fl. Avenue
Macclenny, Florida 32063
' ITr, ae'f sh...',ni uornf; .:i;nnr..r,-'. 'dLri property
a.: Ij.'.niluri nr'_:i,:-r,,c-iq n : ,'e i.'. L Cld at
public .u'-:l':.:..4n Jul 15 al lU am i.1 paO y Boi:'
rinl. Tna.ri.l, ha,.e up Until In lime oi fhe sale 10
saiisf1 Da,:k rernl
Floyd J. Proctor #90
Darrell Heimback #79
Archie Crews #91
MORAN'S MOTOR AND WRECKER SERVICE,
59 NORTH SEVENTH STREET
MACCLENNY, FLORIDA 32063
Phone (904) 259-2850
Tre following venicles wIIl be sold at public auc-
lion August 5 al 10 00 am. al Morans Motor and
Wrecker Service, inc. 59 Nonn Sevenin Streel,
Macclenny, FL 32063
1984 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
1992 Ford Truck
VIN# 1 FTCR 14U6NPA54732
REQUEST FOR FOREST MANAGEMENT
The Baker County Board of Commissioners is
seeking Request for Oualficalions for forest man
agement services to include bidding, Ire sale of,
Supervising nte cutting ol. and Ihe replanlling or
limber in me SI Marys Shoal Park. located in
Baker County Florida. Completed documents
shall be marked "RFQ FOR TIMBER CONSUL-
TANT SERVICES" and musl De received at Com-
miss.oners' Office al 55 N. 3rd Street Macclenny.
Florida 32063 before 12 noon on July 19. 2005
Any questions should be directed to Bob Hancock
at 904-259-3613 or Cairy Rhoden at 904-259-
REQUEST FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
tne Baker Counly Board of Commissioners is
seeking Request for Qualificalions ror engineering
services o include general ser.ices and plat re-
view for compliance with the Baker County Land
Development Regulations These services will be
conducted on and orl sIel Proiess.onals inlerest-
ed in obtaining the RequesI tor Professional Ser-
vices packet may pick up a copy at the Commis-
sioners' Orlce at 55 N 3rd Slreet, Macclenny,
Florida. 32063 between 8 30 am and 5:00 pm be-
ginning after noon on July 11, 2005. Profession.
als may also request the packet by writing the of-
Fice listed above, anention Bob Hancock or fax al
904-259-7610 Completed documents shall be
marked "RFO FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVIC-
ES" and mui be received at Ine abose referenc-
ed office before 12 noon on July 19. 2005.
HIGGINBOTHAM'S TOWING & RECOVERY
PO. 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 July 22, 2005 at 10 00 am. al Higginboth.
am s Towing & Recovery. US 90 West. Glen SI
Mary, FL 32040
1990 Chevrolet van
1985 Ford van
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
Tne Baker County Dsitri Si.nool Board and
ihe Board or Counry Commnssoners .ll hold the
following public earning on TuesBdai July 19.
2005. in Inc Diiriri Scnjcol Beardr Meelnng Room
located at 301 Soulrn Boais.ard East. MacclPenny
Beginning at 7:00 pm
Impact fees-joint public hearing
with Board of County Commission-
ers and School Board.
The public is l nvied and encouraged to at
lend No cficial action will be taken at Ihis rear
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(From page one)
effectiveness of town officials
utilities master plan (including
the potential sewage plant)
paving and drainage
an employee handbook
merger with Macclenny
The intent of the workshop
Tuesday was to develop criteria for.
annexations, but issues surround-
ing the Greystone development,
including the water and sewer rev-
enue, took up most of the two
Mr. Payne submitted a list of
several questions to consider for
specific annexations, including:
Will it improve the communi-
Is it consistent with the Envi-
sion Glen plan?
Is the developer reputable
with a proven track record?
Is the company willing to in-
vest in the community?
The council will meet again for
a workshop July 12 to further dis-
cuss annexation and effectiveness
of town officials.
.They also are hoping Macclen-
ny Manager Dopson can attend in
order to discuss the water and sew-
BY ROSE RENNEKAMP
Most teenagers see a college de-
gree as necessary for getting ahead
in life, according to a recent CBS
news poll,- but you wouldn't know
that if you looked at how they pre-
pare themselves for college and
careers while in high school. The
so-called "ambition gap" shows
students say they want to attend
college, but for one reason or an-
other, they don't take the right
classes to succeed.
Consider that more than one-
third of the students who take the
ACT college entrance exam report
they have not taken -.and are not
planning to take high-level
courses such as trigonometry, pre-
calculus, chemistry and physics.
These are students who, for the
most part, plan to go to college be-
cause they are taking a college en-
What can parents do to bridge
that "ambition gap?"
Start by talking to students when
they are in middle school, even el-
ementary school, about. college.
Talk about why a college, educa-
tion is important. Students may
understand the main message such
as "get a college education," but
the details don't sink in.
Many parents of today's teenag-
ers grew up when a high school di-
ploma could lnd you a decent job
with the possibility of moving up
within a company. Now that's very
seldom the case. Almost all jobs
expected to grow the most in com-
ing years require some kind of
training or education after high
school. In purely monetary terms,
college graduates make nearly a
million dollars more over their
lifetimes than people who only
have a high school diploma, and it
goes up even more as they receive
professional or advanced degrees.
Once you explain why .college
should be a consideration, you
need to help students get there.
Make sure your teen knows the
- kinds of courses needed to prepare
for college-level work. ACT rec-
ommends four years of English,
and at least three years each of .
math (algebra and higher), science
and social studies. Some colleges
also require foreign language or
other elective courses for admis-
Talk to your student's teachers
and counselors to make sure they
are taking the most challenging
courses they can handle. Research
shows that taking at least one up-
per level math class, such as trigo-
nometry or pre-calculus, or taking
a physics class can improve a stu-
dent's preparedness for college bi-
ology and college algebra.
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A trio of tips for keeping up pressure of
water in residences fed by private wells
Everyone wants good water pres-
sure in their house. There's noth-
ing more frustrating than having
your water slow to a trickle in the
middle of a shower.
Fortunately, there are a number
of approaches to ensuring good
water pressure for people who have
private household wells. Even
wells that yield a low rate of water
can provide consistent pressure
with the right system in place.
There are three basic approach-
es to ensuring consistent pressure
in a well system pressure tanks,
variable frequency drives, and
control valves. A qualified water
well contractor can help you de-
cide which option is best for your
SPressure tanks are the most
common method to provide con-,
sistent water pressure for house-
hold. well systems. Usually located
in the house or a crawl space, these
tanks store 20-40 gallons of water
or more depending on household
Some tanks use pockets of com-
pressed air in the top of the tank to
create pressure. Others have inter-
nal diaphragms or bladders that in-
flate within the tank to create pres-
When water is drawn from the
tank and pressure drops to a prede-
termined level, a pressure switch is
triggered to turn on the well pump
and refill the tank.
SPressure tanks are economical,
reliable and come in several de-
.signs. They can be made of steel,
fiberglass and other materials.
If your well yields water at a
low rate, increasing the size or
number of pressure tanks can help
ensure consistent pressure to meet
your peak water demands.
Variable speed drive systems
vary the speed of the pump motor
to deliver the amount of water
needed under pressure on demand.
co se sells
(From page, one)
show support for maintaining a
golf course in the county..
However, organizers of the peti-
tion drive, Kevin and Diana Shell,
.said their primary concerns were
ithe potential historic value of the
course and the impact of further
development along Loder Street.
,The Shells live in Copper Creek
Hills; their home and the adjoining
lot, which the\ own, border one of
Dr. Dopson said he sold the
course because it' has been losing
money, and it was an opportunity
for him to secure his family's fi-
'The course also was losing mon-
ey in the late 1970s and near fail-
ure when he and a group that in-
cluded Ray Odom and Bobby Dug-
ger bought it. The group also own-
ed Pineview Chpvrolet.
After Mr. Dugger died, Dr.
Dopson and Mr. Odom held the
properties jointly until several
sears ago when they reached an
agreement that resulted basically
in Dr. Dopson getting the golf
course 'and Mr. Odom the dealer-
For instance, the motor runs faster
when the dishwasher, shower and
lawn sprinkler are all going at the
same time. However, when little
water is needed, it runs slower.
The motors of variable speed
pumps can run up to two times
faster than those with constant
speeds. And VSD systems require
only a small pressure tank of two
gallons or so.
A control valve can be instal-
led between the pump and the pres-
sure tank. It will automatically ad-
just flow from the well pump to a
preset pressure. It is relatively easy
to install and can be a good, eco-
nomic solution to many problems.
A qualified water well contrac-
tor should determine which system
is best for ydu. A contractor can
help you consider your water
needs, costs and technical require-.
Well owners should get an an-
SEE A ZONING
Report it anonymously
nual water well maintenance check-
up and water test. If you have not
done so, this would be a good op-
portunity to ask about any water
pressure problems you might be
experiencing. You can learn more
about the importance of an annual
well checkup by going to welll
maintenance on www.wellowner.-
Low well yield or low flow is
different from low water pressure.
Low well flow can be caused by
the plugging of holes in the well
casing through which water flows
into the well. Also, the plugging of
openings in the well screen can re-
strict the flow of water-to the
pump. In other cases, spaces in the
surrounding ground or rock close
up to impede the flow of water in-
to the well.
Problems that contribute to low
well flow can be addressed by a
qualified water well contractor. To
learn more about low well flow, go
to "well maintenance/restoring
flow" on www.wellowner.org.
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NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING
ON THE ADOPTION OF AN
ANNEXATION OF CERTAIN
LANDS CONTIGUOUS TO THE
TOWN OF GLEN ST. MARY
The Town Council of the Town of Glen St. Mary
proposes to adopt Ordinance No. 2005-05 providing
for acceptance of a voluntary annexation request
from Judge Ray Gatlin and Gerra Lee Gatlin to
annex approximately 148.3 acres of land into the
corporate limits of the Town of Glen St. Mary. The
subject property is undeveloped and lies east of
Wildcat Drive and north of US Highway 90 (see
map below). A complete legal description of the
subject property by metes and bounds may be
obtained from the office of the Town Clerk.
A public hearing on the adoption of the propose ordi-
nance, pursuant to Section 171.044, Florida Statutes,
will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at Town Hall.
The Town Council meeting will begin at 7:00 pm and
the public hearing will be held shortly after the meet-
ing is called to order. Interested persons may appear
at the hearing and be heard regarding the adoption of
the proposed amendment.
The proposed ordinance is available for review at the Town
Clerk's Office, Town Hall, on Monday through Friday during
regular business hours. Should any person decide to appeal any
decision made as a result of this hearing, such person will need a
record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of theses proceedings is made. In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special
accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the Town Clerk at (904) 259-3777 at least 48
hours prior to the time of the hearing.
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dies on July 3rd
Phillip Neal Hamilton, 68, of
Macclenny died July 3, 2005 at his
residence. He was born in Jack-
sonville on October 22, 1936. Mr.
Hamilton lived in Jacksonville pri-
or to moving to Macclenny in 1982.
He worked as a heavy equipment
operator for I.U.O.E; He was a
member of the Ezra Masonic
Lodge #67 in Jacksonville.
He was predeceased by parents
Hal B. and Mabel H. Bundrix
Hamilton. Survivors include wife
Virginia Lorene Hamilton; sons
Robert E Gray (Tabitha) and Col-
lis J. Gray (Earnestine) of Mac-
clenny; brother Craig B. Hamilton;
nephew Jason B. Hamilton; aunt
Freda Anthony; seven grandchil-
dren and one great-grandson.
A graveside service will be held
July 7 at 11:00 am at Evergreen
Cemetery with Pastor Carlton
Rowell officiating with Masonic
rites following the service. The
family received friends on July 6
from 5-7 pm at V. Todd Ferreira
Funeral Services in Macclenny.
dies on June 27th
Angel K. Higginbotham, 28,
died June 27, 2005 in her home.
She was born on June 23, 1977 in
Jacksonville, and was a member-of
Sanderson Congregational Holiness
Survivors include mother Debra
Higginbotham; father Fred Higgin-
botham; sister Sheila McNeish;
nieces Breonna and Paige McNeish.
A service washed July 1 at her
church. Interment was at Riverside
NMemoriil ParkTown and Country
Funeral Home of Jackson\ ille \as
in charge of arrangements.
funeral July 2nd
Donnie Lee Hinson, 66, of
Macclenny died on June 30, 2005
at Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Baxter on Febru-
ary 10, 1939. Ms. Hinson lived in
Jacksonville before moving to
Macclenny in 1983.
Survivors include daughter De-
neese H. Mixon (Tim) of Macclen-
ny; sons Roy M. Hinson (Carrie)
of Ocala and Ferrell Steven Hin-
son (Diana) of Hilliard; seven
grandchildren; one great-grand-
child; two brothers and two sisters.
A service was held, July 2 at
Taylor Church with Mickey Mix-
on officiating. Internment follow-
ed at Taylor Cemetery. V. Todd
Ferreira Funeral Services of Mac-
clenny was in charge of arrange-
James E. Jones,
James E. Jones of Baldwin died
June 21, 2005.
Survivors include wife Nellie
Jones; sons Previn Andre Jones
(Annette) and Luther Corey Jones
(Tonya); daughter Andre Mechelle
Jones; step-daughter Cherry Crow-
ley (David); 13 grandchildren.
A funeral service was held July
2 at New St. Paul Missionary Bap-.
tist Church. The interment was at
Piney Grove Cemetery. Carthage
Chapel Funeral Home, Inc., of
Jacksonville was in charge of ar-
The family of James "Jim"
Skelton sends out a heart-felt thank
you to everyone for their thoughts.
prayers and generosity during our
time of grief.
Jim enjoyed living in Baker
- county because '.tf..the thoughtfutL-'"'.
nes n and kindness i- f all of \_,ou.
Ag.ain. \%e would d like t t thank c\-
cr one v. ho has kept us in [heir
hearts. You are greatl\ appreciated.
dies July 25th
Minnie Lee Knight, 79, of
Jacksonville died Tuesday, July 5,
2005 at Lanier Manor. She was
born January 11, 1926 in Offer-
man, Georgia, the daughter of the
late James E. and Susie Chancey
Johnson. Ms. Knight lived in Jack-
sonville all her life.
She is survived by daughters
Susie Raulersoni of Macclenny and
Denise Gregory of Jacksonville;
sons William, Daniel and Bruce
Kennedy, all of Jacksonville, and
John Kennedy of Mt. Vernon, Ga.;
twelve grandchildren and sixteen
A graveside service will be held
on Thursday, July 7 at North
Prong Cemetery. The family will
receive friends Wednesday, July 6
from 6:00-8:00 pm at Ferreira
Funeral Services in Macclenny.
killed in Iraq
Chad Mercer, 25, of Waycr6ss,
Ga. was killed in Iraq on June 30,
2005. He was a sergeant in the US
Army, and went to Iraq in May. He
graduated from Ware County High
School in Waycross.
Sgt. Mercer was predeceased by
grandfather Mack Mercer.-Survivors
include his wife Pam of Waycross;
daughters Alana and Amber; son
Gavin; parents Huey and Dorothy
Mercer of Wa) cros; brother Chad
Mercer, an Air Force firefighter in
Indiana; sister Lara Mercer of
Waycross; grandparents Michael
and Shirley Junk of Jacksonville
Beach, Deloris Mercer of Lexigg-
ton Park, Md., and Jean Jones of
Music Funeral Home of Way-
cross is in charge of arrangements,
which are incomplete.
Thanks so much
In our time of loss, our heartfelt
gratitude and-our thanks go out to
friends, relatives, churches who
sent food and flov.\er .Jlso to the
people \.ho sang the-beautiful
songs. Thanks to Pastor Da\id
Thomas and Ronnie Johns. Our
deepest- regards to Sheriff Joey
Dobson, his deputies and V. Todd
Ferreira Funeral Home.
THE FAMILY OF GLENN NETrLES
it HI M.liL'[ -m J V 1f` SELTI-'P N
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
First Baptist Church
GLEN ST. MARY, FLORIDA
Sunday School 9:45 AM Sunday Morning Worship 11 AM
Sunday Evening Worship 6 PM
"A Beacon Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7 PM
. ,/r "A Beacon
to Baker Pastor Tim Patterson
SPerry Hays, Associate Pastor
Michael D. Schatz, Associate Pastor
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Senior Independent PentecosAssociateasor
David Thomas endnt PentecosTim Thomas
259-4940 Seventh St. & Ohio Ave., Macclenny 259-4575
Sunday School 10:00' am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Service 7:00 pm
Radio WJXR 92.1 Sunday 9:15 am
Sunday School 10:00 am
Common Ground Sunday 11:00 am
Common Ground Wed. (Teens) 7:00 pm
God Kids Sunday 11:00 am B
God Kids Wednesday 7:00 pm Youth Pastor
w Gary Crummey
Barry Self dies
June 29 at 38
Barry Stephen Self, 38, of Mac-
clenny died at home June 29, 2005
after a long, battle with cancer. He
was a longtime employee of Rid-
He was predeceased by grand-
father Eliot Self. He is survived by
his wife of 18
years, Robin J.
Baker Self; son
ents John EL
and Iris Self;, -
law, Robert M.
Jane Drew; Barel
grandparents B e
Violet.Self, Rodney and Laverne
A memorial service will be held
Saturday, July 9 at 1:00 pm at
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Wit-
nesses in Glen St. Mary with Kev-
in Rourke officiating. V. Todd Fer-
reira Funeral Services of Macclen-
ny is in charge of arrangements.
Chris Sisk, 24,
dies in accident
Chlristopher "Chris" Paul Sisk,
S24, of Glen St. Mary died July 2,
2005 from injuries received in an
accident. He was a former resident
of Perry and lived in Glen St. Ma-
ry for the past several:years. He
was a member of the Future Farm-
ers of America, where he partici-
pated in competitive speaking and
is a member of the Texas Long-
horn Breeders Association of
America. He was a Baptist and at-
tended Sanderson Christian Reviv-
He was predeceased by grand-
parents Buster and Aquilla Hunter.
Survivors include parents Paul M.
Jr. and Gale Hunter Sisk; sister La-
cey Sisk; grandparents Peggy and
Paul M. Sisk Sr. of Perr;, fiance
Michaelle Bennett of Mlacclenn'.
The funeral was held July 6 at
2:00 pm at Joe P. Burns Funeral
Home of Perr\. Interment iwas at
Pine\ iev. Memorial Gardens.
4 pm Monday
Aacclenny Holiness Revival Center
215 Aorth Lowder St.. 1,.-4 miles northh of Hwy 90 on 23(1
Juy 9 Sing 7:00pm
Featuring: The Matthew Sisters
Tell a friend, bring a friend and get a blessing!
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St James Episcopal Church
Mtiesota Ave. Macclenny, Ra.
Sunday School 9:00 am
Sunday Service 10:00 am
CHURCH OF CHRIST
573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am
Fellowship 10:30 am 11:00 am
S \ Worship Services
S- 11:00 am
:i Wed. Bible Study
'" ":30 pm
S 't Minister
',.: Sam F. Kitrhinq
C. 14, SandersoFa
I "The Spirit Filling Church"l
*udy~ho 10:00 a
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CR 127 N., SANDERSON, FL
SUNDAY SCHOOL 10:00 AM
MORNING WORSHIP 11:00 AM
SUNDAY EVENING WORSHIP 6:00 PM
WED.EVENINGPRAYER SERVE. 7:30 PM
PASTOR: ORAL E. LYONS
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
Wriere Everyone is Somebody 3nd
Jesus is trie Leader
Pastor Rev. Ernie Terrell
Jesus: The Way, The Truth and The Life
Sunday School 10:00 A.M. Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 P.M.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 A.M. Wed. Eve. Worship 7:30 P.M.
Pastor Rev. Shannon Conner
North 6th Street Macclenny 259-3500
HOT DOGS & DRINKS
SSat., July 9th
at 10:30 a.m. /
\ -Celebration Park in Glen
,: Sponsored by: The LadiesAuxiliary
Raising money'for school supplies for local children.
Come and magnify the Lord and worship with us
Glen Friendship Tabernacle
Clinton Ave. Glen St. Mary
WJXR Radio Service Sunday 8:30 am
Morning Worship Service 10:30 am
Children's Church 11:30 am
Evangelistic 6:00 pm
Bible Study (Wed.) 7:30 pm
Rev Albert Starling Home: 259-3982 Church: 259-6521
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You left us two years ago, which on-
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you are a blessing in heaven. We all'
WITH OUR LOVE,
GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN AND FRIENDS,
There are some new activities at
the Senior Center and more will
be planned depending on interest.
On tap so far are Monday, Wed-
nesday and Friday 15 minute exer-
cise sessions starting at 11:30 am,
demonstrating simple and easy
movements to ease arthritis pain.
On Tuesday and Thursdays at
the same time is a one block walk.
Other proposed activities for af-
ter lunch are crafts, quilting, movies,
cards, chess and other board games,
There will be a United Way
speaker next Monday, July 11, to
present information on agencies
specializing in elder services.
NeVl) elected officers of the se-
nior council are president Don Wil-
lis, vice president Veta Mrus, secre-
tary Helen Lindley, treasurer Betty
Young, chaplain George Wilkerson.
for the week ofJulyll-15
MONDAY: Sliced ham, macaroni and
cheese, bread, fruit mix and milk.
TUESDAY: Pepper steak w/gravy, rice,
green beans, bread, gelatin W/topping and
WEDNESDAY: Smoked sausage, scal-
loped potatoes, green peas, bread, choco-
late pudding and milk.
THURSDAY: Meatloaf w/gravy, mash-
ed potatoes, carrots, roll, banana and milk.
FRIDAY: Salisbury steak, mashed po-
tatoes, green peas, bread, peaches and milk.
Fresh Harvest Church of God in
Baxter will have a Community
Appreciation Day on Saturda.,
July 9. There will be free food,
games, ice cream, watermelon and
large yard sale. All money collect-
ed goes toward the food pantry.
The church is located at the end
of CR 122 on CR 127 in Cuyler.
Donations are needed for the yard
sale. Call 259-5166 for pick up.
Classic car cruise-in
There will be a classic car cruise-
in this Saturday, July 9, at the Wal-
Mart parking lot at 6:00 pm. Clas-
sic, antique and hot rods welcome,
as is the public.
New Hope for the Community
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.
Every 4 Sunday Night Service 7:00 p.m.
\ VidellW HWll 'iiams-Pastor /
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 /
People Reaching Out, Inc., will
have a summer camp on July 11-
16 and 18-22 from 2-7 pm daily.
Registration begins on July 11.
The camp is free and for ages 4-18
The camp will be at the former
Council on Aging Building in San-
derson. For more information, call
Leonard or Joann Lewis at 275-
2s'9 or 868-1939.
Mt Zion N.C.
Hwy. 121 N. 259-4461
Sunday School 10:00
Sunday morning service 11:00
Sunday night service 6:00
Wed. service 7:00 p.m.
THE CHURCH THAT
SPastor Rev. Bol'bh, Griffin
V .- '
Don't go it alone
The Baker County
Cancer Support Group
First Tueidav of month 7:00 pm
Baker County Health Department
First Baptist Church
SCR 229 S., Sanderson, FL
Sunday School 10:00 am
Sun. Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sun. Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wed. Eve. Bible Study 7:00 pm
Pastor Bob Christmas
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Rusty and Jalinda Owens of
Macclenny are pleased to announce
the engagement of daughter Kelly
Paige Owens to Edd Wayne Had-
dock of Blackshear, Ga.
The couple will marry in Jam-
aica on-July 31, followed by an
August 6 reception at the Ribault
Club in Jacksonville.
The children of.Willie Edward
Griffis of Lake City and Leana
Simmons of Sanderson are pleased
to announce the upcoming wed-
ding of their parents. The ceremo-
ny will be held at the home of the
groom, 2050 Ebenezer Rd. SE,
Lake City, on Saturday, July 9 at.
5:00 pm. Please call (386) 754-
6152 or (904) 361-8525 for direc-,
Following the ceremony, the
couple will live in Lake City..
.1osit ai Dii s
Joshua Davis of BrNce\ille ~\as
recognized as one of Comcast's
Leaders and Achievers \%ith a
$1000 grant from the Comcasi
Foundation for outstanding com-
mitment to community ser' ice.
Joshua, a 2005 graduate of
Baldw\in Nliddle-Senior High
School. \\ill attend Florida Gulf
' Coast Uni'ersitN in the fall. His
parents are Donna and Daryl
Davis of Br\ce\ ille.
The Comcast Foundation recog-
nizes high school seniors for ex-
emplary community service, lead-,
ership skills. positive attitude and
academic achie\ ement.
Don't go it alone
The Baker County
Cancer Support Group
First Tuesday of month
Bakr 'n 7:00 pm a
Baker County Health Department
Joel and Jennifer Long of Glen
St. Mary are proud to announce
the birth of son Richard "Lucas"
Roy Long on June 15 at Baptist
South Medical Center. He weighed
eight pounds, nine ounces and was
20/4 inches long.
Lucas joins sister Audrey Lo-
of Jacksonville, 6/25.
Johnathan Patterson of Jacksonville
& Cassandra Thomas of Sanderson,
Billy McCormick of Baldwin & Me-
lissa Stallworth ofAlachua, 6/25.
James Sheets & Denise Cannon, both
of Jacksonville, 6/25.
Landen Sigers & Erin Coggin; both
of Macclenny, 6/24.
Justin Cooper of Sanderson & Alva "
Swearingen of Glen St. Mary, 6/24.
John Evans of Macclenny &, Veroni-
ca Shultis of Glen St. Mary, 6/20.
Michael Blankenship & Amy Ander-
son, both of Glen St. Mary, 6/18.
Roger Harvey & Kylie Graves, both
of Macclenny, 6/3.
Adam Irish of Baldwin & Jennifer
Hamilton of Glen St. Mary, 6/18.
Johnathan Hay & Virginia Royal,
both of Macclenny, 6/18.
Steve Hurlbert Jr. & Ryvonne Os-
Sborn, both of Sanderson, 6/11.
David Fox & Wendy Brown, both of
Gregory Smoot & Michelle Mercer,
both of Jacksonville, 6/11.
William Hand & Pamela Griffis, both
of Macclenny, 6/12.
Samuel Silver & Kathy French, both
of Camden, Tenn., 6/4.
Jimmy Woodof Glen St. Mary &
Elizabeth Rhoden of Sanderson, 6/11.
Jeffrey Morris & Connie Mullis, both
Kandall Davis or Glen St. Mary &
Beth Bennett of Macclenny, 6/11.
Quincy Home of Glen St. Mary &
April Moran of Macclenny, 6/11.
Jerry Norman & Kimberly Comans,
both of Sanderson, 6/10.
Jason Prescott of Macclenny & Amy
McInarnay of Jacksonville, 6/4.
E. Roann Padgett of Glen St. Mary &
Vicki Wagoner of Macclenny, 4/29.
Samuel Dolen & Bertha Halkard,
both of Jacksonville, 6/2.
Steve Grnya of Orlando & Tara Jew-
ell of Ocoee, 6/4.
Travis Thomas of Jacksonville & Jen-
nie Higginbotham of Baldwin, 6/4.
John Collins & Amy Fiser, both of
Richard Bo.d & Kimberly Morris,
both of Br ce' ille. 6 4.
Norman Thompson & Linda Alva-
rez. both of Glen St. Mar3. 64.
Joel Luke & Jennifer Mullins, both of
Jackson% ille. 6'4.
Charles Kirk & Janet Pustaver, both
of Macclenn., 6,8.
Christopher Long of Macclenny &
Ona Weathington of Jacksonville, 5/28.
Brian Milton & Emily Coulliette, both
of Macclenn). 5/28.
Brian NlcHenr of Glen St. Mary &
Jessica Snell of Nlacclenn3, 6/4.
Jerry Crevs of Macclenny & Jessica
Williams of Sanderson,.6/4.
Gregory Griffis of Glen St. Mary &
Remaining safe during floods
As rain continues to pelt our
community, the American Red
Cross offers flood safety and re-,
covery tips to help residents pre-
pare for potential flooding. Here is
how residents can stay, safe during
and after a flood.
SStay away from flooded areas
,until local authorities say it is safe
to return. Avoid driving through
flooded areas to check damage, as
you may impede emergency re-
sponse and clean-up efforts.
SDo not drive through a flooded
area. If \ou came upon a barricade,
turn around and go the other \%aN.
The road lould be washed out un-
derneath. Eight\ percent of people
S.ho di. as a restilt of flooding are
'i'h their vehicles.
\ Do not \alk through flo\ ing
after Drowning is the numL er.one
cause of deaths of flood deaths.
Most of these drownings occur
during a flash flood. Six inches of
mo\ing water can knock \ou off
your feet. Use a pole or stick to
make sure the ground is still there
before )ou go through an area
where water is not flow ing.
/ Stay away from power lines
and electrical wires. Electrocution
is a major killer in floods. Electri-
cal current can travel through wa-
ter. Report downed power lines to
your utility company or local emer-
V Before entering a flooded
home, walk around it first to in-
spect the outsidefor potential
cracked or failing foundation. Do
not enter a home if you suspect
structural damage. Have a profes-
sional engineer or architect check
VTurn off your electricity\ when
\ou return home. Turn off at main
breaker box or main fuse bo\.,e.en
if po',ecr is off in the area Thjat
way, you can control when power
is restored to your home to avoid
potential electrical shock or fire.
Use a wooden stick to turn off pow-
:er if there is water anywhere near
the fuse box/breaker box.: Some
appliances such as TVs can shock
you even after the\ have been un-
plugged. Don't use appliances or
motors that have gotten \wet unless
they have been taken apart, clean-
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~ If the furnace has been dam-
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turning it on. Linseen flood dam-
age can destroy a furnace if it is
turned on before that daniage is.re-
paired. Have a professional check
out the furnace first.
,/Watch for animals, especially
snakes. Small animals that have
been flooded out of their homes
may seek shelter in yours. Use a;
pole or stick to poke and turn things
over and scare away small animals.
/ Look before )ou step. After a
flood, the ground and floors are
co% ered w ith debris including bro-
ken bottles and nails. Floors and
stairs that ha: e been covered \ith
mud cn be ery\ lipper).
V Be alert for gas leaks. Use a
flashlight to inspect for damage.
Don't smoke or use candles, lan-
terns or open flames unless you are
sure the gas has been turned off
and the area has been aired out.
V Do not use portable space
heaters to "dry out" a house. That
can actually cause more damage,
or possibly a fire. If you must use
a space heater, keep it at least three
feet away from anything combus-
tible and do not drape anything
o\ er it to dr\. such as wet clothing.
V Carbon monoxide exhaust
kills. Use a generator or other gas-
oline-pow ered machine outdoors.
The same goes for canmpint
stoves. Fumes from charcoal are
especially deadly; only cook with
N Clean everything that got wet.
Floodwaters may have picked up
sewage and chemicals. Spoiled
food or flooded cosmetics and
medicines are health hazards.
When in doubt, throw them out.
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Je m Divorces...
Une lE TI T 1CenScS The following divorce final de-
'crees were recorded at the Baker
County courthouse during June:
The following marriages were of Macclenny, 6/13. Pamela Davis of Macclenny, 6/3.
recorded at the Baker County court- Milburn Buckminister & Roxann Os- Matthew Oventrop of Macclenny & Theodore III & Telisha lMcSvain, 6/9.
house during June: wald, both of Macclenny, 6/12. Brittany Powell of Baldwin, 5/28. Karen & Robert Castleberry, 6/9.
William Daniel & Ashley Carter, Scott Norris of Baldwin & Angela Troy &Kelly Grabill. 6/9.
William Jones & Mary Gibson, both both of Glen St. Mary, 6/11. Plank of Jacksonville, 5/28. Steven & Della Jahnke. 6/9.
Robbie Taylor, a coach for the Baker County Majors all-stars, gives his sonJordy a congratulatorypat after a home run July 2 in a 13-1 victory over
Arlington atKnabb Field Beloiw, SL Augdstrin 's shortstop watchesAlex Pellum slide into second base without a throw after a passed ball during
Baker County's 8-3 win July 4.
BY LAURA BETH BRINER
The bustle of activity that sur-
,rounds Knabb Sports Complex is
not the usual regular season baseball
The Baker County Little League
is playing host to the district play-
offs for the all-stars of the Majors
The county also 'will host
Sectionals competition in a one-day
round-robin tournament. Sectionals
include teams from across North
Baker County's Majors team is
,on a streak hot enough to compare
to the weather with two consecutive
wins. They beat Arlington 13-1 July
2 and St. Augustine 8-3 on
Independence Day. They face the
Navy Ortega League all-stars in the
winners bracket of the double-elim-
ination tournament July 7 at 6:00
Baker County teams are partici-
paying in other all-star tournaments
being held around North Florida.
In the 9-10 year-olds division,
hosted by Arlington Little League in
Jacksonville, Baker County I won
games against St. Augustine and
Callahan. They will play Arlington
Baker County II lost to
Highls y andsJul n played St.
.Augustine Jul\ ,5.
The San Mateo Little League is
hosting the Juniors districts. w here
Baker County beat Yulce July 2, and
played Highlands July 5.
In the Seniors di% ision, hosted by
the Highlands Little League, Baker
County lost to San Mateo July 4
and played Yulee on July 5.
In the 11-year-olds league. Baker
County \ ill play its first game July
12 at San Mateo
I Knew tmat tis wouia nappen.
My son has been watching the
Tour de France on Outdoor Life
Network and I'm becoming ad-
dicted like I do every year.
Lance Armstrong is going for
his seventh straight win in the gru-
eling 2000-mile bicycle race.
Armstrong, who said this will
be his last Tour, was in good posi-
tion in the early stages, as the rid-
ers raced along the country roads
of western France.
By this weekend, however, the.
roads become hilly, then turn into
a leg-numbing ride into the Alps
and Pyrenees mountains. That's
where Armstrong is at his best. He
seems to laugh at pain, relishing
the torturous climb that leaves oth-
ers by the wayside.
Each year, race organizers de-
sign the course to make it more
difficult for Armstrong. They try,
to neutralize his strengths and em-
phasize his weaknesses, but since
1999 he has shown no weakness
they can exploit.
No one, not even Michael Jor-
dan, Pete Sampras or the great
Wayne Gretsky has dominated a
sport quite like Lance Armstrong.
He focuses on the Tour de France,
bike racing's most coveted event.
and members of his Discovery
Channel team are chosen with that
one goal in mind.
That seems unfair to the other.
team members, but realistically
they all know they haven't the tal-
ent or endurance to \~in it all the
way Armstrong has it. If they
didn't work for an Armstrong win,
they would bv watching a German
or Italian take the coveted yellow
jersey as they raced through Paris
after two % weeks of torture.
Armstrong's story is well
known. He overcame testicular
cancer to reach the pinnacle of his
Few% athletes are as scrutinized
as Armstrong. He has been ac-
cused of taking performance-en-
hancing drugs or blood dopihg. He
has been tested repeatedly and
passed them all.
All the tall, quiet Texan does is
keep winning. If it weren't for
Armstrong. Americans probably
wouldn't t even notice the Tour de
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, July 7, 2005 Page Eleven
Pursuant to an application submitted by
Joey W. and Jonna L. Smith, to be grant-
ed a Special Exception on property locat-
ed in Section 01, Township 2 South,
Range 21, lying West of CR 23-C, off
James Britt Rd., containing approximate-
ly 2.65 acres in Baker County, FI., the
Baker County Board of Commissioners,
acting in its capacity as the Board of
Adjustments, will consider the request at
a public hearing scheduled for July 18,
2005 at 6:01 p.m. in the County
Commissioners' chambers of the
Administration Building, 55 North Third
St., Macclenny, FL. On the date above
mentioned, all interested parties may
appear and be heard with respect to the
Special Exception request. The purpose
of the Special Exception is to allow hors--
es in a residential area. Written com-
ments for or against the Special
Exception may be sent to the Baker
County Planning Department, 81 North
Third St., Macclenny, FL 32063. Faxed
comments may be sent to (904) 259-
5057. Copies of the Special Exception
may be inspected by any member of the.
public in the Building Department,
address stated above. According to the
Americans with Disabilities Act, persons
needing a special accommodation or an
interpreter to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the Administration
Department at (904) 259-5123 at least
48 hours prior to the time of the hearing.
All types of pest control
Call Eston. Shannon, Bryan.
Bill or Philip
Beverly Monds Owner
A & R TRU
Engineered trusses for
Home Barn Shed
: Free estimates
A PVT I A % M I- r
ANGEL AQUA, INC.
Water softeners Iron filters
Sales Rentals Service
Total afterr softener supplies
-Financing available -
797 S. 6th Street, Macclenny
12/23tfc Land clearing tractor sen
SHING Excavation- fill dirt pon
G- : Brush mowing ~ seeding gr
'^/"'"T ~rt ,
ATLLANUE DOuCT 1
* Air conditioners Heat pumps *
24 hour, 7 day emergency senrice!
Call Vince Famesi. Owner-Operator
Tree removal Light hauling
We haul or buy junk cars & trucks
We sell horses
24 hour service
Jesus i, the Only Way
1 1.'4-1 .'4/05p
6 30 lie
CONNIE F. WHITE
SSeptic tanks, tractor work.
SNew systems. Repairs,
Sump pumps. Culverts,
Slag hauled & spread
Kitchen Baths Etc.
: :. lPainting "'
7:00 am 7:00 pm
6 30.7 21p
E&S LAWN SERVICE
Same day free estimates
Guaranteed to save dollars for you!
SFOR YOUR HOME
Honest* Dependable E\perienced
Call A-m at
r)- 30.7 -
'15c For all a our stucco ne
Commercial & Reside
S Licensed & Insure
ds Kevin 904-1759-39(
adding .- Gene 904-626-508
Hiring crc dailh
New roofs Roof rep
Lok prices & service
Electric gate installat
Home generating s\ s
STransfer s\ itches for portal
No job too small gie m
Licensed & Insure
Auto Home Life '
Call for quotes
Justin \\ ebb -Age
259-6332 or 445-4
Finish grading Dirt leelng
Nllov ing Cul'. errs
Slag dris e ays
Licensed & Insured
3, .? '25p
.2' -1" .ells 'A l
68 CANADAY TRUCKING
i Underground utility\ contractor
7,'7.1-2C'q) p Land clearing
INC. We sell din & slag
airs, Mitch CanadaY. Jr
CU-0'i5; 16 .n 1 .1 p
9/9tfc BUG OUT SERVICE
S Since 1963
SC. Residential & Commercial
calls Law.n & Shrub care
ion : 'Termite protection
ems Damage repair guarantees
S 'Free estimates Call Ioda\ ,
ble ener- Sentricon Colony
e a call Elimination System
e a call!
-p TRAILER REPAIRS
Livestock & horse trailers
E Equipment trailer
Health Electric brakes systems
All electrical repairs
5 years experience
nt 653-1863 home
8862 904-334-3659 cell
6 23-7'14p 6'16-7,7p
New to Baker County
WELL WATER PUMP
REPAIR & SERVICE
24 hour 7 dj s week
toll free 888-627-8677
Bou hijde Sod
Ask for John or Chuck
Custom house plans
to your specifications
Qualified Good reference
Mobile homes $50
S2 week special
Light brush mowil
Homeo% ners Associ
Driveways & Grade
So many options
See our catalogs a
The Office Mart
110 South 5th Stre
~ All types -
Decks & pool deck
- Custom brn build
S Design/ Build
SYour plans or our pli
ng- Konnie's Klear Pools
We sell & install
6.237 .14p DOUGHBOY abo\e-ground pools
.Service Renovations* Cleaning
A L Repairs; Chemicals Parts
N698-E West Macclenny A\e.
(next to Raynor's Pharmacy)
Spring & Summer hours:
S27 10 am -6 pm
DERS, Saturday 10 am 5 pm
es I NC.
-430tfc Polysteel Wall Systems
NG FEMA Approved Safe Rooms
General & Specially Concrete Work
Slabs Driveways Sidewalks etc
Troy Vonk, President
George Knabb, Jr.
action WASTE DISPOSAL,
Garbage pickup for Baker County
Roll oft Dumpsters
Kent Kirkland, Ow ner/Operator
THE OFFICE MART
Oils, acrylics watercolors, canvases,
drawing pads & much more!
110 South Fifth Street
Sand Field dirt Slag hauled
Heating & Air
Licensed & Insured
Lie. #RA13067193, RA#13067194
f:. ter-hours computer repair
graphic design & writing
LAND & POND CLEAR-
-Cleaning Ponds -
Digging & Cleaning Ditches -
Mowing & More -
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday. July 7. 2005 PAGE TWELVE
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standards of publication.
Butterfly dining table with 6 chairs,
very ornate, fluted legs, rare; half
round foyer console. All pieces are ma-
hogany wood. Southern Charm. 259-
Aluminum dog box, new, for sale or
trade for boat and trailer; flag poles for
sale. Call Johnny at 266-2042. 7/7p
Antique breakfront buffet, breakfront
china cabinet, buffet, all mahogany,
can be seen at Southern Charm. 259-
Custom wheels/tires, 16", Chevy, 6
bolt pattern, P255/70R16, tires are at
half life, $300. 259-8603 after 7:00 pm.
Couch, good condition, $75. Call 259-
Good used appliances, 90 day money.
back guarantee 266-4717.
1993 Coachman Catalina, 5th wheel,
new hitch, new awning, new tires, new
roof, A/C seal, sleeps 6, $7000. 259-
Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece,
excellent condition. Southern Charm
259-414.0. .- 12/9tfc
Bankruptcies, last chance, new laws
soon, divorce, adoptions, deeds, wills,
notary service, etc. Call anytime, John
Swanson, 266-9270. 7/7c
Oils, acrylics, water colors, canvases,
drawing pads and much more! The Of-
fice Mart, 110 S. Fifth Street, 259-
Kenmore washer, works good, $75;
fiberglass topper and Dedlner, $50 for
both. 259-4695 or cell 509-8082. 7/7p
Cribs Forever converts from crib to
toddler to full size bed, matching
hutch.dresser, $500. 259-1180.7/7-14p
Pool table, regulation size, $500. 259-
7892 or 591-2790. 7/7tfc
12,000 lb. Warn wench bolted on
Reese hitch plate, $700. 259-7821.
Rooster mailboxes now at Glen Cash
Store. 259-2381. '7/7c
1997 Coleman pop-up, excellent con-
dition, lots of added freebies, $3000.
Call 275-2748 after 5:00 pm. 7/7p
Trade double axle 5x10 utility trailer for
your single axle trailer insame condi-
tion. 259-8603 after 7:00 pm. 7/7p
Trailer, well built, 4x6, perfect for haul-
ing small riding lawn tractor, only $295.
Impex Powerhouse gym/weight sys-
tem, $14.75. 259-8603 after 7:00 pm.
The Franklin. Mercantile will be
closed for the summer. Re-opening
September 2nd. Thanks for your busi-
ness. 259-6040. 7/7c
1994 Chevrolet Astro van, runs good,
make offer. Contact Bill Guerry or
Bryan Guerry at 259-2211. 6/9tfc
2003 Chevy Dually 3500 LS, red,
55,000 miles, crew cab, $25,500. 904-
1999 Ford F150 XLT, bedliner, auto-
matic, A/C, 76,000 miles, great condi-
tion, $7900. 223-3586. 6/30-7/7p
cab pickup, A/C, automatic, stereo,
$6500. 259-4573, leave message.
1997 Toyota Camry LE, one owner,
very clean, $6000 OBO. 334-2811.
1998 Saturn SL2; 4 door, automatic,
power windows and door locks, A/C,
sun roof, AM/FM stereo, 83,000 miles,
equipped to use a tow vehicle with
5000 Stowmaster, asking $5000 Call
259-1940 or 588-4564. 7/7-14p
Must sell. Having a baby! 1996 Chevy
1500 truck, 4x2, A/C works, new tires.
runs great, $5600 firm, payoff Call Joe
anytime at 403-9651 cell. 7/7p
2000 Ford Windstar, green with tan
cloth interior, 75,000 miles, new trans-
mission wiln 1 year warranty, new
tires, 7 passenger, loan value $8000,
asking $6500 OBO. 653-1698 or 445-
Lawn mower and equipment serviced
or repaired. Honest, dependable, guar-
anteed. Pickup/delivery available.
Dwight Rhoden 904-588-3169 or 275-
Needed: Four members for small still
hunt club near Glen. For more informa-
tion, call 259-3580. 7/7p
E&S Lawn Service, same day free es-
timates, guaranteed to save dollars for
you. 465-3841. 6/16-7/7p
No yard too big or too small. Call Ke-
ichaun at 259-5720. 6/16-7/7p
Tree trimming removal and clean up.
Licensed and insured. 259-7968.
I will watcn children in my home, 6:00
am-6 00 pm, Monday Friday, 10
years experience. 904-483-7886.
Now accepting antique furniture on
consignment. Pieces have to be in
good condition. Call Karin at Southern
Charm 259-4140. 2/13rtc
Do you have a junk car or truck you
want hauled off or to sell? 259-7968..
Tree work, trimming and clean up, li-
censed and insured. Call 509-0507 or
Happy Jack mange medicine pro-
motes healing and hair growth to any
mange, bare spot on dogs and horses
without steroids. Glen Cash Store 259-
Blue heeler puppies, 5 left, all male,
blue in color, born on Mom's Day just
8 weeks old and ready to go, $100
each, great dogs. Call Robbie at 386-
496-1438 or 904-626-8817. 7/7p
Jack Russell terriers, NKC registered.
Dogs: all types from puppi
Animal Control, $50 board
Dachshund puppies, black
female, 2 males. 859-1707
ies to adults.
Lost: Male, black and tan Miniature
Dachshund, blue collar, 121 N. 259-
Reward. Missing since June 17, 2005,
standard female, white American Es-
kimo. Last seen in Glenfield Oaks off
Woodlawn Road. Please call 259-9250
or 904-361-8188. 6..30p
Missing since July 2nd, black Great
Dane with white chest, female, 3 years
old. Any information will be greatly ap-
eciate. 591-7379 or 807-8166. 7/7p
Notice to readers:
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advertising on subjects like work-at-home,
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cretion in deciding on publication of such
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based on statements and/or promises; de-
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The Baker County Press
For a motivated, qualified person in
Baker and surrounding counties. Great
part time job with full time potential. Ex-
perience in sales helpful. Reply with re-
sume and references to P.O. Box 598,
Macclenny, FL 32063. 6/2tfc
Responsible, self motivated highly or-
ganized.secretary to handle detailed
duties related to criminal court pro-
ceedings. Requires sophisticated com-
munication skills High school diploma
and at least two years of criminal law
experience. Starting salary based on
experience. Excellent state benefits.'
Contact Cynthia Ayers at 352-374-
3630, 120 W. University Ave.,
Gainesville, FL 32601. Drugfree work-
place. EOE/AA. 7/7c
ling fees will Tractor mechanic with experience
11/20tfc needed at Macclenny Equipment and
ck and tan, 1 .Tractor Sales. Have your own tools.
SPlease call for an interview at 259-
6/23-7/14p 4277,' Monday thru Friday, 9 am to
r .s -.- U'. *o.U i *
Free kittens, 6 weeks old, very playful,
lirterbox trained, very cute. 275-2845.
It --.T--I -
We have immediate positions for local Class A drivers. Day or night shift
available. Local or OTR. 401K, Health Insurance, Paid Vacation,
Performance and Safety Bonus.
Land- Located in Lancaster Glen
4/2 miles west of Macclenny. Easy
access to US Hwy. 90 and 1-10.
Lot #1- 11.74 acres $76,310
Lot #4-12.11 acres $78,115
Lot #11- 14 acres $98,000-Pending
Lot #15- 10 acres $65,000
Lot #18- 15 acres $67,500-Pending
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 on St. Mlarys Circle
1605 SF living space. 3BR, 2BA,
formal dining room, fo)er, FP, patio,
front porch, 2 car garage & large
storage building. Reduced to
10 Acres with 2400+ sq.ft. MH 4
BR, 2 BA, FPL, stainless steel
appliances, split floor plan, eat-in
kitchen, 2004 Homes of Merit in
very good condition. Greenhouse &
storage bldg. $165,000. Additional
10 acres available for $65,000.
Great starter home or rental.
BA; 9IIIolrcPedn ture
(bringiyour horses). Located on
paved CR 125 N of Glen St. Mary.
Reduced to $65,000.
Friday & Saturday
8:00 am-?, 125 Rho-
den Dr., off Barber
Rd. Girl's clothes -
size 2-5, ladies
clothes, toys, etc.
Friday & Saturday
8:00 am-?, George
Hodges Rd, right on
Aspen, right on Wil-
low, 3rd house on left.
Saturday 8:00 am-?,
716 Long Dr. Couch,
recliner, kids clothes,
adult clothes, house-
much more. 259-
Friday 9:00 am-3:00
pm, Saturday 9:00
am-2:00 pm, off Blue
Hole Rd, Macclenny.,
Friday 7:00 am-?,
Hwy 90 to Lowder
St., south to Ray
Phillips Rd., continue
onto dirt road, to 2nd
doublewide on right.
Women, men, infant
and toddler clothes,
videos, plants, what
Friday & Saturday
10:00 am-5:00 pm,
8475 Claude Harvey
Rd Clothes $1 per
bag, lots of other
Saturday 8:00 am-?,
125 N. 3 miles to Bob
Burnsed Rd., 1st
house on nght.
Saturday 8:00 am-?,
702 Shortputt Dr.
Experienced painters needed. Must
have tools. 259-5877. 12/30tfc
Now taking applications for desk
clerk. Must be able to work all three
shifts. Apply in person at 1651 S. 6th
Street, Macclenny from 9 am-3 pm. No
phone calls. 6/30-7/7c
Truss builder needed. A&R Truss Co.
Local home hralth care agency seek-
ing PRN registered nurse for local and
surrounding areas. Call 259-3111 for
Operator/laborer with experience op-
erating an MTL. Must be willing to do
general labor and maintenance. Trans-
portation to shop needed. Only those
willing to work all aspects of job need
apply. Call 275-2328 or 588-3120 be-
tween 9-00 am-4:00 pm only.
Saturday 7:30 am-?,
Love Center Day-
care, South Blvd.
Clothes- sizes 7-26,
little of everything.
Friday 8:00 am-?,
710 Shortputt Dr.
Moving, cleaning out
store items. XBoxs,
PlayStation Twos, 5
disc DVD changers,
single disc DVD play-
ers, speakers, 12"
dual voice coil table
VHS movies, 38"
TV $95, household
furniture. Come buy
us out. Items great
Saturday 8:00 am-?,
567 Timberlane Dr.
Lots of good stuff -
cheap, girl's bike and
Experienced plumber's helper
needed. Must have driver's license and
be able to pass drug test. 275-2683.
Hair stylist/nail tech needed for down-
town salon. 259-2387 or 259-5400.
Get your Class B CDL for only
$250.00. We train. 904-777-5995.
; .- -7,7-14p
Nail tech needed for a new tanning sa-
lon. 259-5804. 7/7-21p
Little Caesar's. We're growing! Com-
pany growth has created the need for
motivated, friendly people to join our
management team in Macclenny. As-
sistant managers may apply in person
at Little Caesars, 698 W. Macclenny'
Ave Manager trainees please send re-
sume to Little Caesars, 1606 NW 10th
St., Ocala, FL 34475. 7/7-14c
WE SELL PROPERTY FAST!!
LET US SELL YOURS...
10 Acre Tract zoned for MH and
horses. Located in a newly devel-
oping m- nies
and n 1'Cni L es.
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 md. in
ate. $8,000 Reduced to $77,500
Lot on Little St. Mary's River,
conveniently located between
Glen St. Mary and Macclenny.
This heavily wooded lot is restrict-
ed to site built homes only. 34 acre
+ priced at $34,000.
Nice Building Lot- 1.05 acre in
Oakridge (Off of Bob Bumsed Rd.)
North l 'jially
I 3 V l mI
Restrictec lo site ou noms only.
High and dry with some trees.
Priced at $29,900
2 Bedroom Home on US 90 in
ty or quick
Servin ALL your real estate needs!
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 pri\ale
estate site,, this is it. Shown to
qualified buyers by appt. only.
Priced at $3,500,000
Ten Acre Tract Nice ten acre
tract in Baker County. Approx-
imately ten year old planted pines.
Zonedfor horses. Close to US
Hwy. 90 on Arnold Rhoden Rd.
Mobile homes welcome. 2.5
acres with 'several nice trees
includia j 2 jmattre nergqnltrees.
Loca 'C H Rd.
Two homes in Jax Very nice
area on Hecksher Drive in
Jacksonville. This area is known
as Jacksonville's Silver Lining-
,North Florida's Keys. Two small
homes on approximately 1/2 acre
each. These homes could be
removed to build your dream
home. Reduced to $250,000.
799 6t-St,, acc* -
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1 53U pil /;j
Now taking applications for desk
clerk. Must be able to work all three
shifts. Apply in person at Travelodge,
1651 S. 6th St., Macclenny, from 9:00
am-3:00 pm. No phone calls. 7/7c
3 BR/2 BA house, open floor plan,
new roof, new vinyl siding, large front
porch, 1.89 acres with above ground
pool, storage shed, $128,000. 259-
4770 or 653-1302. 6/30-7/14p
1927 sq. ft., 4 BR, 2 BA beautiful
styling, vaulted great room, high ceil-
ings, on .75 acre, natural setting, new
2004. 259-5992 or.334-5914. 7/7tfc
Attention: Small business owners.
Business condos, office and ware-
house space, in the brand new Cy-
press Business Park across from Cy-
press Pointe's primary entrance on
Hwy. 90 East in Macclenny. 1250 sq.
ft/build to suit. Presale prices in the mid
90s. $600 per, month guaranteed fi-
nancing with 5% down. Not a lease,
you will own! www.Beyond-Builders.-
com or call George Knabb, Jr. at 904-
$84,000-New frame home, 3 BR, 1 BA,
tile flooring, living room, kitchen/dining
room combo, on 1/2 acre lot in Kings
Manor, Sanderson. All electric appli-
ances. Owner willing to finance.
Please call 259-2255. 6/30tfc
Low CD rates got you singing the
-blues? I buy cash!!! 10-15% returns
guaranteed and 100% secured by real
estate. George Knabb, Jr. 904-21:9-
By owner. 2200 sq. ft. CH/A, brick, 3
BR, 2.5 BA, tile, appliances, front and
rear porches, fireplace, 2 car garage,
storage room, 3 acres dry on Crews
Road in Glen St: Mary, $185,000. 259-
Town Homes at Cypress Pointe. Now
accepting reservations. 2 and 3 BR
models, 1200 sq.ft,and up. Starting at
$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.
www.Beyond-Builders.com or George
Knabb, Jr. 904-219-0480. 6/16tfc
1 acre lot, high and dry, lots of trees,
new well and septic. Close to golf
course and 3 lots off of river. Next to
new $250.000 ,2 story home. First
$32,000. Call 904-235-0050. 7/7p
Reduced! House in Glen St Mary, lo-
cated within 10 minutes of schools and,
shopping. This 2500 sq. ft., 3 BR, 2
BA, 2 car garage home on 1'/4 acre is a
must see with its family friendly neigh:
borhood, $199,000. 259-8075, please
leave message. 5/26rtc
Ready Aug./Sept. New home. 2400
sq. ft., 5 BR, 2 BA on quiet .67 acre lot.
Contract now pick color/trim options.
1 BR apartment. 259-3227.
3 BR, 2 BA brick house on 2.24 acres,
fenced barn, brick fireplace, $1300 per
'month, 1st, last and deposit. 259-5313.
Mobile homes, 2 and 3 BR, A/C, no
pets, $500-$550 plus deposit. 904-
860-4604 or 259-6156. 3/17tfc
Available July 11, 2 BR mobile home
in Macclenny, $450 plus deposit; 3 BR
doublewide in GA Bend, $450 plus de-
posit. 904-777-8880. 7/7p
1 acre lot for mobile home in Macedo-
nia area off Odis Yarborough. Call
Brian at 759-5734 or 259-6735. 3/24tfc
.Brick home, 1 very large BR/BA, pri-
vate area, $450 per month, $150 de-
posit. 259-4369. 7/7p
3 BR mobile homes for rent, no pets,
lawn maintenance included. Rent from
$450-$575 per month, 10 minutes
north of Macclenny. 912-843-8118.
1 BR furnished house in city, available
August 1. $400 deposit, $425 rent.
3 BR, 1 BA house, located 23A and
23B, fenced in backyard, $550 per
month, $500 deposit. 275-4504 leave
2 BR, 1 BA apartment in good neigh-
.borhood. No pets or smoking. $500 a
month plus deposit. Call 699-1781.
2 BR, 2 BA,'CH/A, $500 per month,
1st, last and $300 deposit. 259-7335.
3 BR, 2 BA refurbished doublewide on
1 acre with stocked fish pond, pool and
pole barn, 125 South, no pets, $850
per monlh. $1150 deposit. 259-9066.
3 BR, 2 BA singlewide mobile home,
new carpet, new stove, needs -be
moved. Must see! Asking $2500759-
2 BR, 2 BA. 16x70, tip top shape.
Take over payments. 904-483-7836.
15 WORDS FOR ONLY
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, July 7, 2005 Page Thirteen
recorded in early June
The following land transactions Hazel Lohr, in S4 T3S R22E, $219,900.
were recorded in the Baker County Washington Mutual Bank FA to Lar-
courthouse June 1-15. Values are ry & Dorothy Parson, in Allen Lands,
derived from documentary stamps. $45,000.
Many descriptions are by S(ection) James & Joann Griffis to Allenco
T(ownship) R(ange). If acreage or Trust, in S30 T2S R22E, $25.
price are not listed, none were in- Clerk of Courts/tax deed to Eric Raul-
price are not listed, none were in- go
dicated in the documents. person, in S33 T2S R21E, $928.57 & in S6
T2s R22E, $5298.24.
David & Lachanda Wolfe to Michael Clerk of Courts/tax deed to Franklin
& Kristen Davis, in S8 T2S R21E, & PAtricia Dodd, in S27 T2S R19E,
Bobby & Barbara Brown to Roy Jr. Wachovia Bank/SouthTrust Bank to
& Bonnie Waters, in Copper Creek Hills -Outfitterz Investments Inc., in S7 T3S
1, $220,000. R22E, $90,000 & in S14 T4S R20E,
R.L. & Katherine. Starling to Ran- $45,000.
dall & Annette Hunter, in Macclenny, Michael & Jean Ireland to Eric John-
$129,000. son, in S16 T2S R21E, $279,500.
Charlotte Reneau to Charles Reneau, Troy & Kim McCullough to Scott &
in Glen St. Mary, $10. Debbie ,Oliver, in S33 T2S R22E,
Charlotte Reneau to Kyle Reneau, in $182,500.
Glen St. Mary, $10. Marca & Abbey Woods to M&K
Gracie Rhoden to Charlotte Reneau, Properties of Macclenny Inc., in Mac-
2 lots in Glen St. Mary, $10. clenny, $75,000.
Mitch & Jerri Canaday, Timothy & Debbie & Scott Oliver to John & Jes-
Melody Combs to Ryan Deen, in Fox sica Lauramore, in Macclenny, $95,597.
Ridge III, $130,000. Baker Investment Group to Jimmy
Shirley Shave to Mark & Holly Lee, Warren, in S1 T2S R21E, $26,000.
in S20 T2S R22E, $75,000. Michael & Dawn Valentine to Evelyn
MacGlen Builders to George & Bo- Giles & Donald Shugart, in S1 T2S
nita Rhoden, in Woodlawn Estates, R21E, $110,000.
$172,000. Wesley & Mamie Harrison to Rich-
Edwin & Edwin Jr. Becan to Charles ard & Marcella Addison, in S24 T2S
& Peggy Hall, in S29 T2S R22E, R21E, $160,200.
$177,500. Clark & Clella Mixon to William &
Norma & Norman Crews to James & Ida Clark, in Copper Creek Hills.
Crystal Combs, in Glen St. Mary, Harriett Lord to James Fletcher &
$42,000.. Mitch Canaday, in Macclenny, $77,500.
Gloria Kicklighter to Kevin Wasik, in Rock Contractors Inc. to Harriett
S25 T2S R21E, $140,000. Lord, in. Macclenny, $10.
Jennie Richardson to Jennie Rich- Daniel Powless to Harriett Lord, in
ardson, Lisa & Ernest Davis Jr., in S25 Macclenny,$10.
T3S R20E. Anderson & Conner Inc. to Robbie &
H. Bentley Rhoden to TilTan. Round- Meredith Walker, in Macclenny II,
tree, in Timberlane, $125,000. $191,600.
SLavon & L.E. Wilkerson to Aaron George Jr. & Leigh Knabb to Beyond
Starling, in S2 T2S R22E, $10. Builders Inc.. in Da% is Park. 425,000.
Roy & Bonnie Waters to Paul Jr. & Johnnie Jackson & Larr3 Surrenc.
Mildred Hale, in Timberlane, $143,000. to Larry'Surrency Jr., in S16 T2S R20E.
Charles Whitener, Wanda & Joseph Laura Midyette, Evonda Norton,
Alvores to Brandon & Kristi W\hitener. Gregor,. Ina & Rachel Bohannon to An-
in S32 T1N R21E, $10. nie Bohannon, in Turkei Creek II, $1.0.
Britt & Jessica Milton to Dennis & Elmer Holbrooks to John III & Feli-
Donna Lambert, in Cannon Heights. cia Larson, in S31 T2S R22E. $219,000.
$155,000. Cypress Pointe of Nlacclenn LLC to
Steven & Della Jahnke to C.W. & Maronda Homes Inc. of Florida, 21 lots
R in C press Pointe I. $661.500.,
R ger Sirva Relocation LLC to Christopher
Winckel, in S20 T2S R22E, $235,000.
a rs n Carolyn & William Gilbreath to Sir-
R-auler on va Relocation LLC, in S20 T2S R22E,
Dorothy & William Roberts to Sher-
W ell D rolling man & Darlene Harris, 2 lots in Mac-
S.I. I .. Helen Jeffr;','Helen Jefferson;ttoi"
2 & 4" W ells Claude Paige Jr.. in S2 T3S R20E. $10.
Coy & Pearl Shumate to Elmus &
Call Roger or Roger Dale Shirley Da, is in S35 T2S R20E. $10.
Elmus & Shirley Davis to Coy &
259-7531 Pearl Shumate, in S35 T2S R20E, $10.
Sherman & Darlene Harris to Dar-
Family Owned & Operated ren & Linda Gibson, in S20 T2S R22E,
Licensed & Insured $270,000.
FWC offers special
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission will of-
fer some unique hunting opportu-
nities fot the coming season.
There will be mobility-impaired
hunts, supervised youth hunts, a
family hunt, quail hunts and track
vehicle and airboat hunts on wild-
life management areas. Applica-
tions will be available June 30
from FWC regional offices and
online at www.wildflorida.org/-
The application period to be in-
cluded in, the random drawing is
July 13-29. Like the regular and
special quota hunt applications,
these applications must be submit-
ted through the internet, at tax col-
lector offices or at any license agent.
Applications are no longer accept-
ed by mail..
Mobility-impaired hunts are for
persons who require special equip-
ment. These hunts are not intended
for hunters who have Florida Dis-
abled Person Hunting and Fishing
Certificates, but rather those who
are permanently confined to a
wheelchair, require the use of'me-
chanical aids (crutches and walk-
ers) to walk or those with com-
plete single-leg amputations.
Another unique hunt is for hunt-
ers 8-15 years old. Two WMAs in
the North Central. Region (Camp
Blanding and Andrews) offer op-
portunities for non-hunting adulis
to supervise young hunters on pub-
lic hunting areas where the num-
ber of hunters and the hunting ar-
eas are rigidly controlled for an
optimum learning experience and
ma\imunm safety. These hunts are
popular, and the number of appli-
cants exceeds the number of spac-
es available each year.
Patricia Fish to Tommy & Carl How-
ard, in S7 T IS R21E, $30,400.
Ernest & Peggy Johns to Douglas &
Michelle Adkison. in S25 T2S R21E,
George & Sarah Register to Robert
& Joanna Ham, in S18 T2S R22E, $10.
Maronda Homes Inc. of Florida to
Celia Roberts, in Forest Park, $158,250.
Henry Sr. & Katherine Linton to
Katherine Sperry, in S20 T2S R22E,
SRobert Nash to Jodi Thrift, in River- 'f
view Acres, $35,000.
Renee Vazquez to Ross & Renee
Frain, in S29 T2S R22E, $57,500.,
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Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission's decision was based
on the overall success of a pilot
program adopted last hunting sea-
son in the northwest region in lieu
of more restrictive measures.
Seventy individual properties,
representing 55 deer-dog hunt
clubs, participated in the pilot pro-
gram. Those properties ranged
from 40 to 31,000 acres and were
situated in 14 of the 16 counties in
With the pilot program in place,
complaints dropped 27%, compar-
ed to the average of the previous
four hunting seasons. More impor-
tantly, only five complaints were
associated with registered deer-
dog hunting clubs.
In comparison, a review of last
season's complaint data for the
north central and'northeast regions,
where registration was not requir-
ed, showed an increase in deer-dog
At the conclusion of the 2004-
05 hunting season, the FWC con-
ducted a survey of all participants
of the pilot program to determine
levels of satisfaction associated
with registration requirements and
to identify any concerns with the
program or process. Almost half
the participants responded, and all
said the process of completing the
application, registering arid com-
plying with the new requirements
was easy or very easy. Near 90%
said the\ experienced no problems
with affixing their assigned identi-
fication numbers to their Jogs' col-
lars, and almost 7Oc' thought the
new registration was a valuable
tool for helping manage deer-dog
.hunting on private lands.
This new statewide program
will require no-cost registration for
anyone using dogs to hunt or pur-
sue deer on private lands in' Flori-
Sda during the deer-dog training
season and during any open deer-
hunting season v\.hen taking deer
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, July 7, 2005 Page Fourteen
4 out of4 f
BY BOB GERARD
Press Features and Comment
The first thing you have to do
when you sit down in your movie
seat to see War of the Worlds is to
take a really deep breath. That's
because once the first five minutes
are over, you won't be able to let
out any air.
It's that intense.
Take it from me, once the first,
bolt of lightning strikes, director
Steven Spielberg has you right
where he wants you nailed into
I was in a crowded theatre and I
can tell you I didn't see anyone _gq
for popcorn or get up to the bath-
room during the entire movie. For
a potential summer blockbuster,
that's a good sign.
War of the Worlds is based on-
H.G. Wells' classic science fiction
novel written in the 1890s. During
the thirties, Orson Wells (no 'rela-
tion) did an infamous Mercury Ra-
dio Theatre broadcast of the book
that caused widespread panic and
even suicides when he treated it
like a news-story rather than a ra-l;
Spielberg updates the story, of
course, but sticks'close to its core.
Invaders from outei; space have:
come to .reactivate war machines,
'long-buried beneath the surface of
the earth. Why they are here to de-
stroy the arth is not immediately.
evident and is a shock when it is
The story revolves around Ray
Ferrier, played by Tom Cruise.
Ferrier is a big crane operator and-
something of a loser. He is divorc-
ed from Miranda Otto and his kids.
are visiting for the weekend. The
10-year-old daughter Rachel (Da-
kota Fanning) and 16-N ear-old son .
Robbie (Justin Chatwin) aren't
thrilled by the prospect of spend-
ing two or three days in their dad's
dirty New York City apartment,
The first ten minutes sets.up
what a jerk Ferrier is, how he has-
no food.in the refrigerator and
takes little responsibility in raising
his kids, N ho seem pretty\ self-suf-
ficient. They depend on each other
for emotional support and basical-
ly ignore him.
The television carries news re-
ports of scattered power outrage
and very weird weather conditions.7
All over the world, there seem to
be tremendous lightning storms.
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that produce electro-magnetic Spielberg wanted someone with
pulses EMPs, that destroy all star power. Cruise does a good job
electrical equipment. of looking terrified and harried, and
Fast forward a couple of min- once the aliens appear doesn't show
utes and a tremendous storm is an ounce of the charm he usually
brewing over New York and it's exudes in movies. He does a good
time to hold onto your seats, job of carrying the plot and 'was
Lightning begins popping every- pretty believable, which usually is-
where and Ferrier hides under his n't the case in Tom Cruise movies.
kitchen table with his daughter, Dakota Fanning is terrific as-his
while he wonders, "Where's the daughter. She does wide-eyed ter-
thunder?" Don't worry, there's go- ror as well as any young actress.
ing to be plenty of that soon. She was very good in last year's
Ferrier and some friends go off Man on Fire and once again shows
to the scene of a lightning strike -, that an 11-year-old can still have a
leaving his kids alone in the apart- lot of acting talent. Justir Chatwin
ment and discover a crater in the as the rebellious son was okay,; but
middle of the street where the light- no standout.
ning has hit. All of a sudden, the Tim Robbins, however, was a
crater collapses and huge cracks standout. Ferrier encounters Rob-
expand to destroy\ cars and entire bins holeed upin a cellar on'the
buildings. The crack takes out an way to Boston. Though Spielberg
entire church, which for some rea- spends a lot of time with this:se-
soin reminded me of Bill Murray's quence, it's worth it. Robbins is
line in Ghosibusiers. "Nobody determined to fight the aliens, even
takes out a church in my town." It though.it endangers Ferrier and'his
seems like these aliens can take daughter. In a film of tense mio-
:out~ii whatever they want. ments, this is probably the tensest,
'"Out of the ground emerges an especially when one of the alien
alien war machine exactly\ as de- w\arcraft begins to search the build-
scribed in Wells' book. The three- ing for humans.
legged monster is capable of disin- Some reviewers have knocked
tegrating % hate% er it:shoots and is Spielberg for sticking to the book's
unstoppable. Ferrier barely escapes, ending and not changing it to a big
finds the only working car in NYC, climactic battle, but I'm not one of
and manages to take off with his them. I won't ruin the ending, but I
kids in a vain attempt to get to their liked the fact that he stuck to the
mother in Boston. original. .
At this point, the action is only Spielberg is a director who be-
beginning. and I wouldn't dare lives in the details, and that was
spoil it for you. Suffice it to say apparent in this film. He handles
that the refugees leaving the city intensity and suspense as well as
are as dangerous as the aliens, as anyone around. liar of the Worlds
they turn on each other to try to is.definitely notET with an Atti-
tude..ET wouldd have been riding
get his vehicle. Ferrierand the ref- tude. ET would have been iding
ugees are hotll pursued by the ali- his bicycle as fast as he could to
ens and there is never a minute to get away from these aliens.:
catch \our breath. War of the Worlds ist ated PG
The acting is ver\ good even 13.for violence.,This is not a mov-
Cruise. w ho I thought was badly ie for young children it is too in-
miscast for this part. I suppose tense. I give it four out of four stars.
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