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Title: The Baker County press
Uniform Title: Baker County press (Macclenny, Fla. 1929)
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Publisher: Tate Powell
Place of Publication: Macclenny Fla
Creation Date: August 25, 2005
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Void in the press box..'Voice of the Cats


ohn Blakely ill, hands off the microphone


BY BOB GERARD
Press Features
Longtime fans of the Wildcats
may notice something a little out of
the ordinary at this week's home
opener against the Middleburg
Broncos. At first they may not be
able to put their finger on it as they
listen to the lineups being called
and announcements given. But
then, something will click.
"Hey, where is the 'voice of the
Wildcats?"'
For the first time since 1959, the
season won't start with the familiar
tones of John. Blakely greeting fans


to Memorial Stadium. Blakely is
valiantly fighting pancreatic cancer,
but you can be certain he will be
tuned into WJXR to listen to his
beloved Cats.
For many Baker Countians, Wild-
cat football is John Blakely. Blake-
ly's voice means the start of the
fall, the slap of pad against pad, the
smells of the concession stand, the
cheers of the crowd and the pag-
eantry that is high school football
in North Florida.
Blakely's voice is comforting -
it's the assurance that yet another
school year has begun in earnest


and that Wildcat football is here.
Though Blakely is Baker Coun-
ty through and through, he is not a
native Baker Countian. He moved
to the county from Midway, Flori-
da, a tiny town between Quincy
and Tallahassee, at the age of sev-
en. Even at that tender age, he was
marked as a Florida State Semi-
nole, something he has been ever
since.
Blakely went to BCHS and play-
ed basketball and baseball. His bas-
ketball team won 18 straight games
and was ranked number two in the
state. He didn't play football for the


Wildcats, but he loved the sport
and was the team manager. It was
there that he met coach Mike Gaz-
dick, who became a mentor and a
lifelong friend.
"I got interested in broadcasting
when I was helping Mike after
school," said Blakely. He did his
first announcing with Gazdick. He
graduated from Baker County High
in 1958 at the age of 17 and matri-
culated to FSU.
Long after he returned to Baker
County, Fay and Jackie Raulerson,
who owned Baker County's first
(Page nine please)


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Mr. Blakely in campaign photo from last
year. He first broke into local broadcast-
ing in 1959.
ing in 1959.


'Deja vu


again...

Wildcat QB

injured in

pre-season

Kick-off

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Board chairman


favors fairgrounds


as site of a new jail


BY NANCY SZANTO
News Editor
A proposed site for a new jail
has been debated for several years.
Possibilities have included expan-
sion in the current area, several
sites along US 90 east of Macclen-
ny, a tract along North Boulevard.
But late last week, a new possi-
bility emerged, courtesy of Baker
County Commission Chairman Ju-
lie Combs the fairgrounds proper-
ty-since the complex is already slat-
ed to move to the St. Mary's Shoals
Park.
The site meets several require-
ments: access to water and sewer
lines extended to nearby Macclen-
ny Elementary three years ago, rel-
atively short travel distance to the
courthouse, access to major roads
leading to Interstate 10 for the US
SMarshal's Office to transport feder-
al boarded prisoners.
Those prisoners are the guiding
force to build a new jail. The coun-
ty has come to rely on $1 million-
plus revenue annually in boarding
fees to balance its law enforcement
budget.
However, an increasing load of
local inmates has been crowding
out the lucrative boarders, to the
extent that profit has been cut at
least in half in the fiscal year that
will end September 30.
A combination of a surging pop-
ulation and judges sending more
probation violators to jail is filling
the cells. It will only get worse,
Sheriff Joey Dobson has Warned
the county.
In 2000, there were an average
65-80 federal boarded prisoners per
day, compared to 55-60 local in-
mates, By December 2004, the fed-
eral count was 36 per day, with 90
locals in jail.
The county ownership of the
fairgrounds could be a big factor in
tipping interest to that site. The
county's Buildings and Facilities
Committee does not have firm fig-
ures on most of the properties it has
eyed,
But the board got slicker-shock
in an August 18 report on property
costs for the block east of the jail.
The county already owns half the
block, but appraisals for property
tax on the remaining six parcels in-
dicate a market value of $706,116 -
$353,058 per acre.
Actually, that is likely low, since
assessed value on the four homes is
by state law capped at 3% increase
per year. One nearby home in the
block just north sold earlier this
month for $140,090, up 40% from
less than five years ago.
Professional offices occupy two
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ern end of the block.
The cost of razing the buildings
is not included in that price, but if
the county bought an outlying
wooded parcel, it would incur site
preparation costs.
It would be possible to recoup
some of the purchase price by sell-
ing the buildings for removal, simi-
lar to three homes at the corer of
North First and Stansell streets,
which the city of Macclenny
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times. A retention pond is slated for
installation once the three houses
are moved.
Committee Chairman Jim Mc-
Gauley noted the county commis-
sion may be reluctant to enter emi-
nent domain proceedings if any of
the owners was reluctant to sell.
"Condemnation is a huge pro-
cess, and you'll have to add attor-
ney costs to the price of the land,"
he said.
The fairgrounds site has not
been discussed by the Buildings
and Facilities Committee, which is
currently slated to submit a report
to the Baker County Commission
September 6.
The fairgrounds had earlier been
(Page two please)


Thursday August 25, 2005 Macclenny, Florida 50(


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Preseason ame not so classic for Baker Wildcats...
In one of the few highhghts'or the Wildcats in the KickoffClassc, Lee Taylor and an unidentified teammate sack West Nassau quarter-
back Austin Janney August 19 at Memorial Stadium in Macclenny. Janney was unfazed, however, completing all five of his passes for over
100 yards in the Warriors 20-0 victory over the Cats. The varsity teams played just the first half followed by the junior varsity squads.
West Nassau also won that contest, 28-12. The Wildcats open their regular season Friday at home against the Middleburg Broncos.


Opposed $4.62 M dty budget


Macclenny city commissioners
were presented with a $4.62 mil-
lion preliminary budget Tuesday'
night that holds the line on taxes,
but calls for a 5.4 percent increase
in spending.
The plan anticipates a 6.8 per-
cent jump in revenue, about half of
which is fueled by increases in ad
valorum taxes and a near doubling
of fees from building permits. The
other half is utility revenue, largely


In 'enraged trance' as

abuser leveled rifle at

3 deputies on Sunday
County deputies used a drug dog to diffuse a potentially lethal stand-
off at the rear of residence belonging to an intoxicated Macclenny man
who earlier had severely beaten his wife on August 21.
John E. Binion, 24. appeared at the rear door of the residence off
Bird Pond Lane and turned facing a pair of deputies with a loaded ri-
fle. Several minutes prior to that, he had refused several requests to
come out of the house peacefully after police arrived about 3:30 am.
Mr. Binion, who according to Sgt. Michael
SCrews appeared to be in an "enraged trance"
with blood spattered about his pallid face, stared
blankly at the officers when ordered to put to the
rifle down. It was found to be unloaded.
Deputy Darrin Whitaker let loose his K-9
Zeus when the suspect lowered the rifle momen-
tarily, and the dog distracted him long enough
1 for the officers and Deputy David Morgan to
subdue him.
Earlier, the suspect's 23-year-old wife Regan
JohnB called police from a relative's nextdoor residence
Jon Binon to report she had been beaten shortly after her hus-
band returned to their home in an apparent intoxicated state.
The wife was treated at Fraser Hospital for injuries received when
she was struck by a closed fist and bitten after refusing her husband's
advances. Earlier he had failed to pick her up from work as planned.
When she tried to get away, Ms. Binion said her husband tackled
her in a hallway, then stomped on her head and and struck her head
several times on the floor before she fled to the neighbor's house.
Sgt. Crews said several attempts were made to entice Mr. Binion-
from the residence, and the officers heard him ransacking the interior.
A subsequent inspection revealed holes in the walls and doors of a
bedroom, and drops of blood on a hallway floor.
Mr. Binion remained in county jail early this week under a $30,000
bond, charged with felony battery of his wife and aggravated assault
on the police officers, a second degree felony.


from water aid sewer connection
fees.
Overall income is projected to
be $4.85 million, exceeding spend-
ing by about $207,000, which is the
contingency fund.
The expenditure side of the bud-
get, however, did not include the
sheriff's spending proposal, which
asks for an increase of 31.7 percent
to $695,567.
About half the increased salaries
is for three new deputies, which
Sheriff Joey Dobsoh says are need-
ed to handle increased calls and
population growth.
Most of the rest of the increase
is for payroll taxes, retirement and
health insurance.
The sheriff's budget did not ar-


rive in time to be included with the
rest of the city budget, and he was-
n't there to discuss it.
City Manager Gerald Dopson
inserted the sheriff's office budget
from last year, which was $528,-
000.
The commissioners didn't delve
into the budget they'll hold a
workshop August 29 to fine-tune it
- but Mayor Gary Dopson indicat-
ed the sheriff likely won't get ev-
erything he's asking for.
"That's a pretty healthy in-
crease," he said. "I don't think
we'll be able to give him all that."
Macclenny has for nearly 30
years contracted with the sheriff's
department for police coverage in
(Page two please)


New chiefjudge makes the rounds...
Baker County Clerk of Courts Al Fraser (left) was one of the courthouse officials visited
the afternoon ofAugust 22 by newly appointed Chief Circuit Judge Frederick D. Smith of
Gainesville. Judge Smith recently began a two-year term supervising the activities of a
dozen (soon to be 13) circuit judges and ten county judges in the Eighth Judicial Circuit
that encompasses six northeast and north-central Florida counties. He pledged in meetings
with officials this week to not allow geographic distance from Gainesville to short-change
Baker County. Judge Smith has been on the circuit bench since 1991 and this is his first ro-
tation as chief He was assigned to Baker County rot long after taking office, and has sat
on the criminal, civil and most recently the family court benches.


BY MICHAEL RINKER
Press Staff
A Glen St. Mary man was desig-
nated a sexual offender and sen-
tenced to 12 years in prison recent-
ly for violating probation, but on
Monday the state attorney dropped
the charge that triggered the viola-
tion.
Attorney Dan Sikes of Bradford
County, who represents Jason
Walker, 24, said he will ask an ap-
peals court to reconsider the sen-
tence in light of the underlying of-
fense having been dropped.
Assistant state attorney Ralph
Yazdiya, who prosecuted the case,
refused to comment this week, but
a spokesman for the state attorney's
office in Gainesville said he has no
problem with the result.
"We encourage judges to deal
with the violation ahead of the charge
because it's much easier to resolve,"
said Spencer Mann. "They are total-
ly independent proceedings."
He said it's up to a judge to de-
cide whether there is sufficient evi-
dence to believe the defendant vio-
lated probation.
A jury must find guilt beyond
any reasonable doubt.
"The burden of proof is the con-
science of the, court," Mr. Mann
said Tuesday.
Circuit Judge David Giant, who
sentenced Mr. Walker, is tough on
those who violate probation.
Mr. Walker was arrested in
March 2004 after a sheriff's deputy
found him with a 15-year-old girl
in a car parked off Mud Lake Road.
At the time, Mr. Walker was on
probation for committing a lewd
and lascivious act with a child un-
der the age of 16. He had pled no
contest to the charge. The judge
withheld adjudication and gave him
no jail time.
During the Mud Lake arrest, Mr.
Walker allegedly confessed. Be-
cause he is illiterate, however, a
deputy handwrote the confession
and had Mr. Walker sign it, Mr.
Sikes said.
He was jailed, but later released
on his own recognizance in April
2004 after the state attorney failed
to promptly file formal charges.
Mr. Walker was later charged
with violating his probation. Court
officials said he was sentenced last
month.
Meanwhile, the Mud Lake case
stumbled forward.
Earlier this summer, Mr, Walk-
er's trial was postponed after Mr.
Sikes claimed that members of the
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Fairgrounds the site of a newjail?


(from page one) ;-, .
eyed as a new home for the Coun-
cil on Aging also as one of a half:
dozen possibilities that have been
discussed over several years.
But if the jail moves there in-
stead, the current jail and annex
buildings may be refitted for con-
version to a Senior Center.
Architect Bill Rutherford of Tal-
lahassee did a preliminary sketch
two years ago for a 250 bed jail.
At the time, the preferred location
was on US 90 east. The lot turned
out to be too boggy, and later Sher-
iff Dopson looked further east
aside the Enterprise East industrial
parcel owned by the Development
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the city limits, though by law the
county department would be obli-
gated to do so anyway in the ab-
sence of a city police department.
Still, the law enforcement bud-
get increase was not the highest
peri.entage-' iseLS.
The building department is'slat-
ed to receive 34 percent more than
the current fiscal year, up to $218,-
587.
The key factor is an additional
employee, but additional computer
hardware and software costs con-
tribute to the rise.
Meanwhile, the city inanager
will be paid less by the city be-
cause he will begin receiving re-
tirement benefits from the state.
Overall, his salary will be re-
duced from $76,662 to $59,494.
He will receive about $2180 per
month from the Florida Retire-
ment System.
Also factored into the equation
is a 3 percent raise.
Other budgetary highlights in-
clude:
A 20 percent increase for the
water department, about a third of
which $45,000 is for repair and
maintenance. Also included is
$12,500 toward a new mainte-
nance building, although the city
manager said that item is a want


Center manager Bobb. Steele is
reported\ notr s erse to having the
jail as a neighbor.
Sheriff Dobson now favors a
larger facility, perhaps up to 325
beds split between separate "pods"
to house locals and boarded pris-
oners. The pod design allows su-
pervision b\ a single jail crew.
"It appears he's not going to
charge us a fee for a new plan, be-
cause he's likely the only architect
we can;use," Sheriff Dobson ex-
plained.
But where the initial cost esti-
mate two years ago was about $10
million, the larger size plus rising
material and labor costs in the
\~ake of four hurricanes last year
could push the tab to $15 million
or higher.
The facilities committee and
count\ commission ha\e both ex-
plored financing options. One pos-
sibilit\ is to create a not-for-protit


budget...
more than a need at this rime.
A slight drop in spending for
city hall office operations, al-
though the budget does not include
potential salary increases for staff.
A 10 percent increase for the
fire department, more than a third
,of \ which $17,000 is for salaries.
Garbage collection was glen
a 21 percent hike, about half of
which $40.000 is the first in-
stallment for a new garbage truck,
although the city manager said that
could be put off for a year or two.
The streets department budget
dropped by about 10 percent, fuel-
ed by a reduction in principal pay-
ments on trucks.


corporation, mirpicking Glad.e.s
Count 'ss plan fot'' ne,. jail speci-
fically to house immigration pris-
oners. Mr. Rutherford has been in-
strumental in drafting that arrange-
ment.
A major concern among local
officials has been the lack of a for-
mal contract to house federal de-
fendants awaiting trial in Jackson-
ville. However, following a March
3 tour of the current jail, Dan
Broome of the US Marshal's Of-
fice assured the facilities commit-
tee the Baker County jail is the
best location available for that
agency's needs.


Because of the current crunch
of loial inmates', many 'of tier fed-
eral prisoners have to be housed in
Georgia jails several hours away.
With a not-for-profit financing,
the jail itself would be collateral -
available for sale to a vendor like
Wackenhut if the county defaulted
on payments.
On a conventional loan, the
county would have to pledge a se-
cure revenue source like property
taxes. But the county's credit rat-
ing is good, asserts County Man-
ager Jason Griffis. "We just did $2
million on a paving loan, and the
lenders were eager to get it."


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MY SIDE OF

THE MATTER


Last year around this time I
wrote a column about school sup-
plies. My son was in his eighth
grade year at BCMS, and after get-
ting his list of school supplies I
went out and put a second mort-
gage on our home to pay for calcu-
lators, three ring binders, dry erase
markers and three hole punches. I
think I finally paid off my school
supply bill in April.
This year, young Spencer matri-
culated to the high school. Some-
thing magical happens between the
earlier grades and the later grades.
The amount of school supplies di-
minishes. I bought a few pens,
some notebooks and a calculator to
replace the one he lost, but that was
about it. I thought I was getting off
easy.
Did this leave me feeling com-
fortable? Oh no, far from it. It left
me doubly apprehensive. High
school is deceptive. You may not
have to pay up front, but you have
to pay. And pay. And pay.
In high school, there are things
to join. And attached to the prestige
of belonging to something, there is
usually some sort of fee for uni-
forms or costumes for, this, that and
the other. These fees make you
look back longingly at the days of
dry erase markers and three ring
binders. These fees run into the
hundreds of dollars.
I just shook my head and signed
the checks and waited for it all to
be over after they graduated.
WRONG!
If you think supplies'and fees
stop at graduation and don't carry
over into college, you are one fool-
ish mortal. It just keeps getting
worse.
-My daughter the costume de-
signer had to have a set of $100
markers. $100 fora set of markers?
Is that gold marker actually liquid
gold? Then there's the $70 leather
portfolio to house the drawings
made with the $100 markers.
But those are just extras compar-
ed to the cost of textbooks. What a
racket. If I can go out and buy
David McCullogh's Pulitzer Prize
winning history of the Revolu-
tionary War for $24, why am I pay-
ing $110 for a similar textbook? It's
rare that you'll find a college text-
book for under $50..
Do you get some leather-bound
tome for your $50? Nope. You get
a paperback book on Introduction
to Psychology. I am definitely in
the wrong business.
I thought that was bad until I
moved my daughter out of the
dorm and into an apartment. For
one thing, we think of slum lords as
having high rise firetraps in some
New York or LA ghetto or barrio.
.Not; if they're smart. Smart slum
lords rent out university housing.
When I was searching for an
apartment I ran across one guy vwho
bought up an entire 'neighborhood
of houses built in the fifties and
sixties. He rents to over 600 stu-
dents at close to $600 a month. You
do the math. That doesn't include
utilities, cable, phone, etc. I looked


at these apartments and said no
way.
So my daughter found her own
apartment across the street from the
Fine Arts Building. It's a big old
rambling thing she loves. I just
shake my head. Of course, it looks
just like what I lived in as a college
student. After her dorm room,
which was smaller than most jail
cells, it looks gigantic.
Now that she has an apartment,
the fun begins. You have to fill it
with stuff and paint it and put cur-
tains on the windows. Arrrgghhh.
I'm longing for the good old days
of three ring binders and hole
punches more every day.
As we were moving in a trailer-
full of furniture, I tried to think
back to my first college apartment.
I didn't have a lot of money and
neither did my parents, so I got to
college and immediately went on a
scavenger hunt.
I embarked for Waco, Texas as a
graduate student at Baylor Univer-
sity with only what I could shove
into my compact car. That did not
include much more than a little
desk, a futon and my clothes. I
don't know what exactly I expected
to put into my apartment. I figured
I'd have to be a little creative and
furnish my apartment with found
items.
What I disco\ ered as a student is
that one man's trash is another's
treasure and that students who are
graduating or leaving don't want to
haul stuff home. On my way to the
HEB, which is a Texas chain of
grocery stores, I saw a mattress sit-
ting next to a dumpster. The idea of
a mattress instead of a futon made
my eyes light up. I chunked it on
top of my car roof, held on for dear
life and slept happily on it,-for two
ears,, "- r .
I f'ciid an ol~ piece of 'a teld-
phone pole about three feet tall that
still had the metal footholds on it
that the lineman use to scale the
pole. I:went to K-Mart, bought a
yard of fake leather, some fiberfill
and viola, I had the most interesting
and unusual bar stool at college. As
a matter of fact, I even entered it as
a project in my Composition and
Design class and got an A on it.
I My daughter is a chip off the old
block and found a computer table
she rescued from some trash pile; it
was small enough to fit in a corner
of her closet, giving her more room
in her bedroom. She was as excited
about her find as I was building my
telephone pole bar stool.
I guess I shouldn't have com-
iplained about all the school supplies
I was buying back when the kids
were in elementary school and look-
ing riith longing to the time they
wouldn't have to buy those Scoobv
Doo pencils and lunch boxes.
You have to be careful what you
wish for.,


Important notice on
wedding, social notes
Brides and other persons who plan to
submit articles In the future should be
aware that, while The Press is pleased to
publish your information, it must be submit-
ted no later than four weeks after the event
it is your responsibility to ensure that pho-
tographers, etc. are aware of this policy.


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Governmentnds to religious


groups starts a slippery slope
,g UP s s ppr.. s


BY MICHAEL RINKER
Press Commentary
SAnybody out there who doesn't
know what the "C" in YMCA
stands for?
Well, for those of you who don't
work out or don't go to church, it
stands for "Christian," as in
"Young Men's Christian Associa-,
tion."
.I suspect most of you already
knew that, even the members of the
Glen St.- Mary Town Council, al-
though apparently it slipped their
minds Monday night.
At a budget workshop, Mayor
Juanice Padgett told council mem-
bers the town had received a letter
from Carl West asking for a $20,-
P 00 Jntributip.n,,t.,Jhe Baker ,
County Youth Hope Center.
There was a brief, but noticeable,
silence, then some hemming and
hawing, and then they rejected the
request.
No reason was given, until after
the fact, when Councilman Larry
Payne provided some insight into
his reasoning. I can only assume by
the silence of the others that his ar-
gument mirrored .theirs.
He expressed concern about giv-
ing money to groups closely tied to
a specific religion.
His point was that if the town
gives to one; it locks itself into a
position where it must to give to
all.
Otherwise, it would face possi-
ble constitutional consequences,
because the government cannot fa-
vor one religion over another.
That's really the essence of the so-
called separation of church and
state.,
Mr. Payne used a Jewish group
as an example, but a better one
Would be, say, an Islamic group.
SWhat do think would happen if
Glen or Macclenny or the county
donated money to a group of Mus-
lims, even if they were, working to
fight illiteracy, hunger and home-
lessness?
Mr. Payne's point is well taken.
It's such a slippery slope, it's best
just to stay on op of the mountain.
The thing is, though, Glen has
already begun its descent. And
that's where the Y comes in. Or
rather where the "C" comes in.


The town has earmarked $50,-
000 over ten years to help the YM-
CA build a swimming pool.
Likewise, the county and Mac-
clenny have donated land or money
to the pool, which would be open
to all Baker residents, not just Y
members.
Well, the Youth Hope Center is
open to all members of the commu-
nity.
And in our hypothetical, the
Muslims would reach out to the
downtrodden all across the area.
Yet the Y gets the money 'and


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the south center does not.
And I can't imagine any hypo-
thetical scenario where one cent of
Baker County tax money,would go
to an Islamic group,
All this isn't to say the Y
shouldn't get money or the Youth
Hope center should.
It's simply an object lesson on
why government and religion can
be a volatile mix, and why our
elected officials should be especial-
ly mindful of that.


my August 25, 2005 Page Three


GUEST COMMENT

GOP dub

successful


first year

BY GEDONE PRACHAR
President, Baker County
Republican Women
In a little more than a year since
organizing, the local Republican
Women of Baker Federated has set
an impressive record of community
achievements.
In keeping with the purpose of
the organization's national theme,
the local group accomplished a
successful local campaign to re-
elect President George Bush. After
setting up Republican headquarters,
more than 200 registered Republi-
cans attended a gala reception that
drew many statewide party officers,
elected politicians and Bush sup-
porters of both parties.
The group's outstanding efforts
were recognized by the Bush cam-
paign and local leaders were given
an opportunity to participate in the
Bush and Cheney personal cam-
paign appearances in Duval and
Columbia counties last November.
The organization offered a num-
ber of community services the past
year, including dispatching GOP
campaign literature during the Bak-
er County Fair, campaigning for
various Republicans running for lo-
cal and state offices, participation
in the annual Firemen's Parade in
Glen St. Mary and the annual
Christmas Parade.
The group also collected Christ-
mas gifts for the Guardian ad Litem
program's needy children. In Feb-
ruary, we raised more than $4700
for the American Cancer Society
with a Heart to Heart banquet. We
sponsored a fashion show with pro-
ceeds to help local abused teens.
We were the only club in the
state to have three winners of the
coveted Tillie Fowler Scholarship -
local club members Gail Spivey,
Karen McCollum and San Beck-
um.
The Republican Women's cur-
'Artent project extends a. helping hand
raising money for the Baker Coun-
ty Council on Aging.
Baker County women, regard-,
less of party affiliation, are invited
to our first anniversary luncheon on
Tuesday, September 6 at 11:30 am.
Call 259-1990 for reservations.


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Cashes a stolen check for $1233


A criminal complaint will be
filed alleging that Paul A. Troxell,
23, of Macclenny cashed a stolen
$1233 check at Fastway Foods on
Woodlawn Road after twice being
rebuffed.

Two cases of

molestation

are alleged
Two criminal complaints alleg-
ing child molestation will be for-
warded from the sheriff's depart-
ment to the state attorney's office
following recent complaints by
relatives.
On August 20, the mother and
grandfather of a 6-year-old girl
summoned Deputy Sgt. Michael
Crews to a Macclenny residence
where the child related several in-
stances of molestation at the hands
of her step-father.
By coincidence the same day,
the 30-year-old suspect from Glen
St. Mar\ was pulled over by De-
puty Jeff Dawson off South 6th in
Macclenny for having a faulty tail
light on his 1995 Chevrolet com-
pact, ;
Police learned via a computer
check the driver.suspect's. license
has been suspended seven times.
The second molestation allega-
tion targets the babysitter of a 3-
year-old male child who lives.in
south Macclenny.
The child's 33-year-old mother
told sheriff's Investigator Gerald
Rhoden her son recently resumed
relating lewd acts at the hands Of
the babysitter, who lives nearby in
the same trailer park.
The mother and her husband
ceased using the 48-) ear-old sitter
last fall after similar remarks by
the youngster. On a final visit last
year, the mother noted porno-
graphic images on the sitter's com-
puter screen, and she said that is
when she quit employing the
woman.


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What a Steal!
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Store owner Nick Ali said he
turned down the check written on
AT&T Sprinkler, a Georgia-based
company, on August 14 and 15.
He told police an employee agreed
to cash it the third time it was pre-
sented, and police later learned it
and several other blank checks had
been stolen.
The complaint will allege fraud
and felony grand theft.
In other theft cases, someone
took a tool box and tools valued at
$320 from the rear of a truck be-
longing to Fain Strickland on W.
Minnesota in Macclenny.
The theft occurred sometime
overnight on August 16.
SA miter saw valued at $305 was
taken August 17 from the new pre-
K and kindergarten center in south
'Macclenny. It belonged to Peter
Brown Construction of Tallahassee.
Jeremy Jackson, an employee
of the Macclenny Taco Bell, told
Police someone removed $150
worth of CDs and $10 cash from
his Chevrolet pickup the evening.


of August 15 while it was parked
near the restaurant.
He named a suspect and an ac-
complice.
Frozen meat with an estimated
value of $150 was taken from the
residence of a 76-year-old woman
off CR 127 in Sanderson between
August 2-11 while she was hospi-
talized.
A hicden key was used to gain
entry,


Clarification
Thomas M. Walker, 27, of San-
derson was arrested August 12 off
CR 122 north of Sanderson and
not at the Club 229 as inferred in a
report of the incident.
Mr. Walker is charged with
domestic violence against a live-in
girlfriend who attempted to stop
him from going out again after a
night of drinking with friends.
The suspect also told police he
had smoked crack that night, and
the girlfriend suggested police
would find him near the club in a
neighborhood known for drug ac-
tivity.


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26 hrs. apart
.A Glen St. Mary man ended up
charged in connection with two
separate thefts within a 26-hour
period starting the morning of Au-
gust 16.
Jerry C. Wilkerson, 29, was one
of two suspects named by Angela
Strickland, 37, of Sanderson for
the theft of her 2005 Pontiac.
She told police he and Virgil D.
Loonsfoot, 35, of Baldwin had
taken the vehicle to pick up her
husband and bring him back to
Macclenny for a pre-arranged
meeting.
iThe Pontiac was found aban-
doned off CR 228 just over the
Duval County line later that morn-
ing, minus $400 in CDs, $120
cash and a cell phone.
;Mr. Wilkerson turned himself
into police, only to be re-arrested
at his residence off CR 139-B ear-
ly the next morning for theft of a
Florida Times-Union coin-operat-
ed box valued at $560.
Two witnesses told police they
saw Mr. Wilkerson and Adam
Chadwick, 23, of Macclenny steal
thebox from near the Raceway.
station off Woodlawn Road earlier
that morning.
The box was later located off
Claude Harvey Road, and Deputy
Bill Starling arrested the suspects
based on a vehicle description.
The two allegedly said they
stole the paper box.to get money.
for drugs.


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think we'll want to put in the
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If at all possible, we'll arrange
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Drug possession at Alternative School


A 15-year-old female student at
the Alternative School in Macclen-
ny is charged with possession of
prescription medication following
an on-campus arrest the morning
of August 18.
Campus Deputy Tracie Benton
said teacher John Staples received
information that the student was
going into the girl's rest room and
snorting crushed tablets of the an-
ti-anxiety drug Xanax.
A female employee confronted
her about 8:00 that morning, and
found fragments of a pill in a piece
of paper, and the student upon
questioning admitted she brought
the substance onto campus.
A local pharmacist later con-
firmed the pill fragments, includ-
ing a half-portion, were the gener-
ic equivalent of the drug. The stu-
dent did not have a prescription.

DUI arrests
A motorist who sped by a park-
ed county deputy off US 90 early
the morning of August ended up
charged with DUI when he failed
several field sobriety tests.
David W. Pendleton, 22, of
Macclenn\ w\as stopped by Deputy
Tony Norman as his swerving Nis-
san- pickup turned onto Charlie
Rowe Drive off Lowder St. in the
west city.
The*officer initially got behind
the vehicle as it turned south off
US 90. He was charged also: with
having defective tail lights oni the
pickup. The arrest took place just
before 2:00 am.
In a second drunk dri\ ing case.
John W. Davis. 55. \\as followed
to his drive\\ay off CR 139 west
of Glen St. Mary the afternoon of
August 18.
Deputy Charles Goldsmith said
Mr. Davis \vas driving erratically
westbound in traffic after turning
onto US 90 from CR 125 in Glen.
After failing several sobriety tests.
he twice registered nearly three
times the legal limit of alcohol
when tested at county jail.
Police also learned Mr. Da\is'
driver license has twice been sus-
pended. In addition to the DUI, he
\\as ticketed for failure to maintain
a single lane and having an im-
proper license tag on his vehicle.
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In other recent drug-related ar-
rests, an occupant of a vehicle
stopped on Interstate 10 near Mac-
clenny just after midnight on Au-
gust 22 was arrested for misde-
meanor marijuana possession.
Justin D. Robinson, 19, of St.
Augustine initially resisted being
searched by Deputy Darrin Whi-
taker after his K-9 unit was called
to the scene when another deputy
smelled marijuana smoke.
.Graylin W. McKellum, also 19,
of Macclenny faces a similar
charge after a small amount of
marijuana was found in a pants


pocket when he arrived at county
jail about 2:30 the morning of Au-
* gust 21.
Mr. McKellum was arrested by
Deputy Whitaker for disorderly
conduct after he allegedly cursed
loudly as the officer was breaking
up two groups involved in a verbal
confrontation. Police minutes be-
fore had been called to the scene at
the Macclenny Women's Club.
Also arrested on the second
charge was Katherine Hall, 20, of
Macclenny, who police said at-
tempted to interfere with Mr. Mc-
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Sarah Davis, 83,

dies August 19
Sarah Lee Davis, 83, of Mac-
clenny died August, 19, 2005 at
Macclenny Nursing and Rehab
Center. She was a lifelong resident
of Baker County, a Baptist and
was employed as a nurse's aide for
Frank Wells Nursing Home for a
number of years.
, Mrs. Davis was predeceased by
parents Lee L. and Lancie Cana-
day Fish. Survivors include her
husband of 67 years, Lewis O. Da-
vis of Macclenny; daughter Sarah
Nell Shelar (Gary) pf Commerce,
Ga.; sons Noah Davis (Emestine),
Leonard Davis (Lorraine) and Ce-
cil Davis (Carol) of Glen St. Mary;
Russell Davis, Walter Davis (Car-
la) and Gilford Davis (Diane) of
Macclenny; sisters Blanche. Mixon
of Glen St. Mary, Kizzie Davis of
Marietta and Betty Jones of Mac-
clenny; brothers Earl Fish of Mac-
clenny and Leo Fish of Glen St.
Mary; 17 grandchildren, 24 great
grandchildren and four great great
grandchildren.
A service was held August 22 at
Souls Harbor Church of God with
Revs. James Scott and B.B. Bar-
wick officiating. A graveside ser-
vice was held August 23 at Cedar.
Creek Cemetery. Guerry Funeral.
Home of Macclenny was in charge
of arrangements.


Steve Clark, 75,

dies August 21st
Lesley (Steve), Clark, a long-
time resident of Macclenny .died
August 21, 2005 at Frank Wells
Nursing
Home. He
was born
June 7. 1930
in New Bern,
a member of
Allen Chapel
A f-r i c a n
Met hodi s,!,
Epi s c U palI
Church. NMr.
Clark \%as the
first black Boy ar Clare
Scout troop leader in hlacclenn.,
was employed at Northeast Florida
State Hospital for 30 years, and
was a president of AFL-CIO for
many years.
He was predeceased by parents
Curttis Clark and Novella Strick-
land Clark Daniels. Survivors in-
clude his wife of 45 years, Gladys
M. Clark; children Yvonne Clark,
Will Curtis Clark of Birmingham.
Ala., Lester Clark (Lelia) of San-
derson. Maxine Moore (S.T.) of
Union. Miss.; 11 grandchildren;
brothers J.C. Clark (Christina) of
New York City. N.Y., Dennis Clark
(Susan) of Atlanta. Ga. and Henry
Clark (Vickie) of Jacksonville; sis-
ter-in-law of Primpie Hadley of
Macclenny; friend Lori Wedal.
The family received friends on
August 26 at his church from 6-S
pm and on August 27 from noon to
the 1:00 pm service. Toston-La
Frans' Funeral Home of Mlacclen-
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two months old
Blaine Hamilton Meeker, two
months, died August 19, 2005 at
his home. He was born in Jackson-
ville on June 9.
Survivors include parents Wil-
liam Lee and Sherry Darlene Gain-
ey Meeker of Jacksonville; sisters
Ashley Durrance and Cheryl Meek-
er of Jacksonville, Kristen Meeker
of Savannah, Ga.; brothers Steban
Fletcher, William Meeker and
John Riley Meeker of Jackson-
ville; grandmother Gulia Gainey
of Jacksonville.
A service was held August 24 at
11:00 am at Guerry Funeral Home
of Macclenny with burial at Boones
Creek Cemetery in St. George, Ga.

Dan Thomas

dies at home
James Daniel "'Dan" Thomas-of
Jacksonvile died August 17, 2005
at his home, surrounded by family
and friends. He was born October
2,;1946.
Survivors include wife Karen;
sons Daniel and Alan: daughters
Amy, Laura and Priscilla: grand-
children Haylie. Corey. Kyle, Alex
and Bailey; mother Kathleen; sis-
ter's Sherry and Esther: brother
John of Macclenny.
A memorial ser\ ice was held
August 20 at Midnight Cry Minis-
tries. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Ser-,
vices of Macclenni was in charge
of arrangements.

Thelma Tolenr

of acksonville
Thelma Lillian Tolen. 73, of
Jacksonville died August 16. 2005.
She %\as born June 4, 1932 in 01-
ustee, and was a member of West
Shores Baptist Church
She was predeceased by parents
James Walter and Thelma Crow-
ley, husband Milton Tolen Sr., son
Ronnie Shepherd-and sister Nobie
Lee Cr,'i,. 'le. Sur\ i\ or- include
son Milton Tolen Jr. (Jennifer
Brennan); daughters Glenda Simp-
son likek) and Pam Carter (Al-
len); six grandchildren; five great
grandchildren; one great grand-
child on the way: sisters Laverne
Jeffers, Angie Gordon and Cath-
erine Layman Pender.
A ser% ice was held August 20 at
Town and Country Funeral Home
of Jacksonville with Bro. Ronnie
Reid officiating. Burial was at
Riverside Memorial Park. Memo-
rial contributions ma\ be made in
Mrs. Tolen's name to Community
Hospice of Northeast Florida.


Homecoming
Mt. Zion New\ Congregational
Church invites you to the annual
homecoming celebration August
28. Morning sern ices k ill begin at
11:00 am. Lunch will follow im-
mediately following the service.

SSANDERSON
CONGREGATIONAL
HOLINESS CHURCH
CR 127 N., SANDERSON. FL
SUND.A SCHOOL 10 00 W4A
MORNING i\'ORSHIP 11:10 41: \
SUNDA, E\lNING I'ORSHIP 6 00 PM
WED. E\ NIN-G PRER SER\. .730 irM
1 PASTOR: ORAL E. LyONs


Can you forget and forgive?


PENSEE
CHERYL PINGEL

How many times have you
heard the phrase: "I've forgiven
him, but I'll never forget?" People
have often asked the question, "Do
I have to forget in order to truly
forgive?"
Perhaps the best answer to that
question is another question, "How
do you want the Lord to handle
your sins?"
Do you want Him to keep them
always before Him and waiting for
you to make another mistake? Do
you want Him-to treat you as a sin-
ner forever, or do you want a com-
pletely clean slate?
Relationships that have been
damaged can not be rebuilt with-
out forgiveness, but fortunately the
Lord knows forgiveness requires
more than just saying the words.
King David, a man who knew and
appreciated deeply a close rela-
tionship with the Lord, also knew,
the devastating heartache of sin.
He \ as an adulterer and a murder-
er. \et he wrote in the 103rd
Psalm, "He hath not dealt with us
after our sins, nor re\\arded us ac-
cording to our iniquities. For as the
heaven is high abo\e the earth, so
great is his merc\ to\"ard them
that fear him. As far as the east is
from the west, so far hath he re-
mo\ed our transgressions from
us." (Ps.103:10-12, KJV)
Our Lord remoes the sin from
us. It is no longer attached to us
once it. has been forgiven. When
the Lord looks at us, He no longer


Gospel concert
There ~\ill be a gospel concert
featuring the Carolina Crossmen
this Sunda\. August 28 at the 11
am service at New River New
Congregational Methodist Church
on CR 125.
Lunch \\ill be served after the
service. Call 386-431-1536 or 904-
964-3583 for more information.

; DIN.KINS" NEW "'
CONGREGATIONAL
METHODIST CHURCH
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 pin
Where Everyone is Somebody and
Jesus is Ine Leader
EVERYONE WELCOME
Pastor Rev. Ernile Terrell


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sees the sin because it has been re-
moved and placed in a completely
different place. Christians believe
our sin was taken from us and
placed on Jesus, who paid the pen-
alty for us all.
It is a comforting thought to
think our sin was actually lifted
from us, removed from us, isn't it?
Sad thing though, many of us can't
let them go. We hang on to them,
remembering them, reliving them,
hiding them. You can almost see
the Lord tugging on one end and
us holding on for dear life to the
other.
King David knew that heartache
as well. David thought he had
done his sin in secret. No one but
God knew the full extent of his sin,
and He sent the prophet Nathan to
show David it wasn't hidden and
hadn't gone unnoticed. After Na-
than's visit, David wrofe Psalm 51.
In it he writes, "...for I acknowl-
edge my transgressions: and my
sin is ever before me." (\.3) He
recognizes the tragic consequences
of his actions and writes a beauti-
ful prayer of confession. It isn't
until after he knows his sin has,
been forgiven, he is able to write
Psalm 103.
Once sin is thoroughly recog-
nized for whal it is and brought
" openly before the Lord. the Lord
removes it, and there is no longer
any need for us to keep it. It is a
j o\ to kno\ \\e have a clean slate
and Godhas restored our relation-
ship.
_So, does forgiveness imply for-
getfulness,?\ What do you think?


MACCLENNY
CHURCH OF CHRIST
573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible StLdy 9:45 am
Fellowship 10:30 am 11:00 am
\\Wrship Senices
11:00 am
Wed. Bible Study
'/* -^ -:00 pm
Sf "' ,_. Minister
"': "- Sni F. Kitchini

Av1 1 I I I e
X' elcoi e
First Baptist Church
S of Sanderson
S CR S2' 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
rfar In~~uan~ n~~oaayasuw


Jesus: The Way, The Truth and The Life
Sunday School 10:00 A.M. Sunday E ening Worship 6:00 P.M.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 A.M. Wed. Ee. Worship 7:30 P.M.
Pastor Rev. Shannon Conner
North 6th Street Macclenny *259-3500





First Baptist Church
GLEN ST. MARY, FLORIDA
Sunday School 9:45 AM u Sunday Morning Worship 11 AM
Sunday Evening Worship 6 PM
Beacon Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7 PM
w t o Baker| Pastor Tim Patterson
County" 259-6977
Perry Hays, Associate Pastor
Michael D. Schatz, Associate Pastor
AW- -


The Spirit Filling Church" I


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FIRST UNITED
METHODIST
CHURCH
93 N. 5th St., Macclenny 259-3551
Sunday School: 10:00 am
Sunday Worship: 11:00 am
Sunday Youth: 6:00 pm
Wednesday Dinner: 5:45 pm
Wednesday Worship: 6:15 pm
y John L. Hay, Jr., Pastor j


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
Please visit our website at: http: www.glentab.com
Rev. Albert Starling Home: 259-3982 Church: 259-6521
,; .



23-A ti, Laurjmore 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


Vineyard of Love Ministry
SLocated at the corner ofLS U90 and Lulu Rd. in Olustee
215 259-5567
Thursday even s7.30l



Come grow with itus!!
Pastor Troy Ale\ander, Asst. Pastor Clifton Barton Jr.
Preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ

l th .S. & 259-09.31
.Simzlln 1
e.. i o Pastor:
'Alu clenny ~IF R r Chi I FICD Paul Hale

Sunday Sch.ol -:30 am
I Sunda rl i W an Wednesday Bible Stud 7:00 pm
Sunday M.lrnin Wuirship 10:15 am .
SSunday i rsh 6:0 pm Thursday Youth 7:011 pm
Sunday Evening Worship 6:OU pm
I Nur- ir p resided Ior all aeri .
"I toring Cahrch irilh a Croiuinlg vision of Excellence"
'g d"B-, i.,l L!,. ir,;- ?,. ,l R2a,.hr,,Q8: .?rit r 2:!,':lP,44,1


Christian Fellowship Temple
Seventh St. & Ohio Ave., Macclenny
David Thomas 259-4940 Tim Thomas 259-4575


REVIVAL!


August 28-31


Sunday
at 11:00 am & 6:00 pm

Monday -Wednesday
7:00 pm nightly

Guest Speaker:

Curtis Teague


Moniac Baptist Church





UOM COMIN4



Sunday, August 28 at 11:00 am


Speaker: Rev. Richard Fish!

Dinner on the ground & singing after the service


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Family grateful
We wanted to thank an employ-
ee of Fraser Hospital.
When our relative Joe Hart was
brought in and later died the early
morning of August 10, Scott Raul-
erson was on duty and our family
was blessed by the care and con-
cern he showed Joe.
Not only did he care for him, he
cared for us as a family. He laugh-
ed with us and cried with us. We
are so appreciative of the grace
and kindness he showed to us, and
our thoughts and prayers will al-
ways include Scott. We can never
thank him enough.
THE JOE HART FAMILY





Chair

Corner

The Senior Center yard sale crew
is busy winding up and cleaning
up from last weekend's yard sale
at the Fair Grounds. The sale raised
over $1500. for the Senior Activi-
Sties fund used for activities and
outings not included in the Council
on Aging budget. Items not sold
were divided between the Baldwin
Amazing Grace Mission and Good-
will Industries. Special thanks to
all the donors of items; to the coun-
ty; the city of Macclenny; the COA
board, staff and advisory council;
the local media; and particularly to
the movers and shakers: Hettie
Ward, Veda Mrus, Betty Young,
Mary Champlin, Mary Rouse; and
their major helpers Jackie and Don
Adams, Pat McDonald, Frances
Frost, Joann Huk, Gail Spive.\, Jen-
nifer Matthews and Andrew Hard-'
enbrook,
On Tuesday, September 6, at
10:45 am, the COA will host sing-
ing evangelists Bernard and Frank-
ie Herd. All seniors are in% ited to
come enjoy this hour of gospel mu-
sic. The COA encourages commu-
nity singers, bands, and musicians
to be a part of Senior Center activ-
ities and give seniors an opportuni-
ty to enjoy local talents. Interested
performers should contact the COA
director at 259-2223, extension 222.
In September the Center will
host a presentation by local funeral
home director Todd Ferreira on
pre-planned funeral arrangements.
Jacksonville Area Legal Aide will
come to discuss a variety of legal
issues with seniors: Anvone'with
legal questions or items they w would
Like to have addressed in this dis-
cussion should call the-COA b\
Monday, August 29. All seniors are
always welcome to attend and par-
ticipate in any Center presentation.
With the exceedingly hot weath-
er, everyone should be aware of the
dangers of heat stroke and dehydra-
tion. Seniors are reminded to stay
out of the heat as much as possible
and to drink a lot of fluids. Re-
member also that the COA's
EHEAP (Emergency Home Energyi
Assistance Program) funding is
now available to assist low income
seniors having difficulty in paying
utility bills. For more information,
call 259-2223.
SENIORS' MENU
for the week of Aug.29-Sept. 2
MONDAY: Smoked sausage, rice,
stewed tomatoes, cornbread, lemon pud-
ding and milk.
TUESDAY: Hotdog on a bun, coleslaw,
potato salad. appkl and milk.
WEDNESDA'Y: Chef's choice and
milk.
THIURSDAY: Beef & macaroni casse-
role, caul iflowe r. garlic bread, peaches and
niilk.
FRIDAY: Roast turkey v. graJt, can-
died 'ams. green beans, wheat bread, fruit
mix and milk.


The Road to Calvanj
) )I
Corner ol'Mad ison & Stoddavl
Glen St. Maty
Pastor Tommy Anderson
Phone: 9041-259-2213V
SLIII(IIV SCIIOOI: .......... It.
SLIII(hy Morning Service ...... 11
Sunday Eveniiig Service ........ 66)
WaInesday Night .............. 7:33(0)
Friday Night Service ........... 7


Deep appreciation
Our family cannot express in
words our heartfelt thanks for the
love and concern during our time
of loss. The food, flowers and
phone calls were so appreciated.
A special thank you to the la-
dies at Souls Harbor Church for
feeding the family following the
service. Your care and kindness
was a blessing.
THANKS AND GOD BLESS,
THE ENTIRE HART FAMILY
3orI 7'VI M1-T LW


F.- ammu m 8

Mr. Hartley a certified commissioner
Second term Baker County Commissioner Mark Hartley (left) accepts a completion certifi-
cate earlier this summer from Chris Holley, executive director of the Florida Association of
Counties, on completion of a 30-hour battery of instruction to become certified. The cur-
riculum covers areas like authority, responsibilities, government structure, ethics and
Responsibilities. Of the present board, only Alex Robinson of Macclenny holds the certifica-
tion, according to theAssociation, and he completed the course in 2001. The Department of
Education sponsors a similar program for school board members.
PHOTO COURTESY OF FLA. Assoc. OF COUNTIES


Revival services
Highland First Baptist Church,.
1409 U.S. Highway 301 N. in
Lawtey will hold revival services
Sunday Wednesday,, September
18 21. Sunday night's service
will start at 6 pm, Monday thru
Wednesday at 7 pm.
This year's revival will feature
Pastor Randy Perry.


Weekend revival
Sanderson Christian Revival
Center will have a revival on Au-
gust 26-28 at 7:00 pm nightly and
on 11:00 on Sunday. The speaker
will be Rev. Buddy Steele.
For more information or for di-
rectionst call Pastor DuWayne
Bridges and Jordaina Bridges at
(386) 496-2816 or call the church
at 27-JESUS.


RENTALS OR SALES
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Water Treatment '

Free Water Tests :

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T Macclenny, FL 32063


(904) 259-6287
Fax (904) 259-1582





Keith D Rhoden
Manager 'Lic. Real Estate Broker CGC026916

Need plans? Larry Willis (904) 268-3814


THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, August 25, 2005 Page Seven


IT'S OUR JOB!
Before you snap that photo you think we'll want to put in the
newspaper, check with us! If at all possible,
we'll arrange to have someone there to take it for you. It's our job!
The more notice you give, the better chance you have.
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS
259-2400


Woodlawn Kennels
Quality Professional Care

S PICK-UP 259=4757 DELIVERY

Private Spacious Indoor/Outdoor Runs

Complete Bath, De-flea & Groom .......$14-$20
Bath, De-flea & Nails Clip....... . .$10-$15
Boarding (per actual day) ............. .....$5-$7



Butch's Paint & Bo Shop

5573 Harley Thrift Rd.

j YOUR ONE STOP COLLISION CENTER

ALL MAJOR & MINOR REPAIR BB
Foreign & Domestic
Dupont Lifetime Warranty Paint
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Senior Pastor
David Thomas
259-4940


CHRISTIAN

FELLOWSHIP


TEMPLE
Independent Pentecostal Church
Seventh St. & Ohio Ave., Macclenny


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


Associate
Tim Thb
259-*4


10:00 am
11:00 am
6:00 pm
7:00 pm
9:15 am


Youth Programs


Sunday School
Common Ground Sunday


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HIGGINBOTHAM'S TOWING & RECOVERY.
P.O. BOX 1120, US 90 WEST
GLEN ST. MARY, FL. 32040-1120
Phone (904) 259-4375 FAX (904) 259-6146
The following vehicles will' be sold at public
auction September 9, 2005 at 10:00 am, at Hig-
ginbothams Towing & Recovery, US 90 West,
Glen St. Mary, FL. 32040.
1998 Ford pickup
VIN# 1FTYR14C3WTA71414
1986 Chevrolet four door
VIN# 1G1J069P8GK114637
8/25c
Public Hearing Notice
The Baker County District School Board will
hold the following public hearings on Tuesday,
September 6, 2005, in the District School Board
Meeting Room located at 270 South Boulevard
East, Macclenny, Florida.
Beginning at 6:30 pm (will be held consecu-
tively)
2005-2006 Student Progression Plan
and Student Code of Conduct
2004-05 and 2006-07 Special Programs
and Procedures (SP & P)
The public is invited and encouraged to at-
tend.
7/28-9/1c
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Frank
Dodd, the holder of the following certificate, has
filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate number and year of issu-
ance, the description of the property and the
name in which it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate Number: 99-00093
Year of issuance: 1999
Description of property: 29-1S-20-0036-0402-'
0130. Lot 13 of Section "B" of Block "D" of Yarbor-
ough Sportsman Park, as per map recorded in
Official Records Book 1, page 680, 680a, 681a,
Official Public Records of Baker County, Florida.
All of said property being in the County of
Baker, State of Florida.
Names in which assessed: HENRY LEE
YOUNG TRUST AGREEMENT.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed ac-
cording to the law, the property described in such
certificate will be sold to Irie ri,,r,,-:i brdslr at the
front dpor of the Baker County Courthouse on
October 14, 2005, at 11:00 am.
Dated inis 2nd day ol August 2005.
Al Fraser
Clerk of Courts
Baker County, Florida
By Bonnie M. Palleschi
As Deputy Clerk
8/4-25c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
PPee TE DIVISION
FILE NO '02.200'5-CP-040 i
IN RE. ESTATE OF
LUIS ENRIQUE CABRERA, JR.
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Luis Enri-
que Cabrera, Jr., deceased, whose date of death
was May 17, 2005, is pending in the Circuit Court
for' Baker County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 339 East Macclenny Avenue,
Macclenny, Florida 32063. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are set forth
below.
All credalors of ihe decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's esiale :,n whom a copy of this notice is re-
quired io oe sen.ed imusl tfie their claim with this
dourt withinthe later of three months after the
time of the first publication of this notice or thirty
days after the date of service of a copy of this no-
tice on them.
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against the dece-
dent's estate must file their claims with this court
within three months after the date of the first- pub-
!iLalron oi Inr.. notice.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this notice
is August 18, 2005.
Attorney for personal representative:
SJONATHAN H. GOODMAN, ESQ.
Attorney for Rebecca Jean Cabrera
Florida Bar No.: 293407
1377 Cassat Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32205
Telephone: (904) 389-1346
Personal Representative:
Rebecca Jean Cabrera
163 S. Boulevard West
Macclenny, FL 32063
8/18-25c
NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to
a Writ of Execution issued in the circuit court of
Hillsborough County, Florida on the 7th day of Ju-
ly, 2005 in the cause wherein Case Credit Corpo-
ration was plaintiff and D&M Utilities, Inc., a cor-
poration and Douglas O. Mobley, an individual
were defendants, being Case No. 04-10617 in
said Court, I, Joey B. Dobson, as Sheriff of Baker
County, Florida have levied upon all the right, title
and interest of the defendant, Douglas O. Mobley,
in and to the following described real property, to-
wit:
Lots 1 & 2 of Block 45 of the Town of
Glen St. Mary, Florida, as per plat
thereof on file In the Office of the Clerk
of Circuit Court, Baker County, Florida.
Parcel I.D. No.: 36-2S-21-0051-0045-
0010.
I shall offer this property for sale, at the front
entrance of the Baker County Courthouse, 339 E.
Macclenny Avenue in Macclenny, County of Bak-
er, State of Florida, on September 20, 2005 at the
hour of 11:00 am or as soon thereafter as possi-
ble. I will offer for sale all of the said defendant
Douglas O. Mobley's right, title and interest in the
aforesaid real property at public auction and will
sell the same, subject to taxes, all prior liens, en-
cumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest
and best bidder for CASH IN HAND. The pro-
ceeds to be applied as fareas may be to the pay-
ment of costs and the satisfaction of the above
described execution.
(Note: In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing
special accommodation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact the Baker County Sher-
iff's Office (904) 259-0245 prior to the date of the
sale.)


Joey B. Dobson, Sheriff
Baker County, Florida
By: Pamela L Davis
Civil Process Deputy
8/18-9/8c


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The Conners
50h anniversary
Sandra and Robert Allen Con-
ner of Macclenny will celebrate
their 50th wedding anniversary on
August 26. They were married in
1955 at Southside Estates Baptist
Church in Jacksonville. She is the
former Sandra Dianne Seymour.
The couple celebrated with a cruise
to New England and Canada.
.The Conners have three chil-
dren: Pamela Corbin of Live Oak,
Sheri Boulav of Jacksonville and.
CPO Keith Conner of Bristol,
Tenn. They also have five step.
grandchildren and. wo step great
grandchildren.


Daetgan Gainey
Brother Sborn
Zachary Gainey is pleased to
announce the birth of brother Dae-
gan Lee Gairie: on JulI 22 at Bap-
tist Medical Center. He iteighed
five pounds and \las 1S inches
long.
Proud parents are Johnny .ind
LeAnn Gaine\ of NMacclennv.

LCCC honors
A number of Baker Count\ stu-
dents achieved honors standing
during the spring 2005 semester at
Lake Cii\ Community College.
The president's list is for stu-
dents with a grade point a\ erage of
4.0i: Cod' Brent, Derreck Holian,
James Jacobs, Chad Kersey, Jenni-
fer Lankford. Monika Lundquist.
Marlene Pack. Danielle Thomas.
Candice T\son.
The vice president's list is those
.with 3.5 or higher and no grade
below C in an\ course: Laura Beth
Briner. Andrew Burnsed, Sarah
Cain. Jessica Crewvs, Zoedonna
Crews, Justin Dav\is. Kait Griffis,
Hubbard Harve\ IlI.Weston Mann,
Marcella Reinhardt, Brenda Rho-
den, Maggie Rhoden, Tanner Shar-
man, Paul Talbert, Ashley Trimm,
Christa Walker.
Thanks for help
The Olustee community Back
to School picnic \w as great. We say
thanks to everyone who participat-
ed, but especiallyIto Sheriff Joe)
Dobson and his staff. Property Ap-
praiser Tim Sweat. Elections Su-
pervisor Nita Crawford and Baker
County Commission Chairman Ju-
lie Combs: for.the support and
kindness to make it a success.
; TIE OLLUSTEE COrMMtlTEE


Movie Gallery
1451 S. 6th St, Macolenny
I '259-5136
Discount Rental Cards
Now On Sale


$19.99
($27.00 Value)
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Mr. and Mrs. Powless
August 20 vows
Taylor, Zachary and Christo-
pher Thompson announce the mar-
riage of their mother, Jennifer
Thompson of Glen St. Mary, to
Danny Powless of Macclenny.
They were wed August 20 at
the New Orleans City Park.

Adult Ed test
The Test of Adult Basic Educa-
tion test will be offered September
2 from 9 am-2 pm at the Family
Sert ice Center ne\t to Keller In-
termediate School. Latecomers
will not be permitted to take the
test.
Registration will be conducted
promptly at 9 am on the day of the
test. A picture ID is required. Cash
payment of $15 will be required at
that time. Please bring exact
amount as we are unable to make
change.,


SOCIAL


Women's Club
district council
The Macclenny Women's Club
recently held a coffee for members
and guests to promote membership
for the coming year. Flo Holloway
was the committee chairman for
this event. Thirty members and
guests attended.
On August 19, eight members
attended the District 4 President's
Council meeting at Southside Wo-
men's Club in Jacksonville. The
highlight was a raffle held for the
state project Operation Smile.
Over $3000 was raised for the pro-
ject. State president Charlene Car-
ruth and past.state president
Thompson were the auctioneers.
Those attending were Mary Finley,
Trillby Crews, Lane Altom, Fran-
ces Frost, Olga Carr, Jo Ann Huk,
Mabel Brazil and Cheryl Lunn.

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am-3 pm at the MaI\ ille Commu-
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dish.
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lose s QB to injmry


By MICHAEL RINKER
Press Staff
The Wildcats not only lost the
preseason Kickoff Classic to West
Nassau last Friday, but more impor-
tantly, lost their starting quarterback
to a knee injury.
Senior Craig Yarborough will be
getting an MRI, perhaps, as early as
this week, to determine how serious
the injury is and how long he'll be.
out, according to Coach Carl West.
Yarborough is on crutches and
will not start Friday's regular sea-
son opener at home, against Middle-
burg.
Instead, junior Sterling West will
start under center, with sophomore
Carlos Holton rotating in.
Coach West said he has confi-
dence they will rise to the chal-
lenge.
Yarborough's injury is deja vu
all over again for the Wildcats, \who
lost two signal callers last season.
Ironically, Yarborough got his
only significant playing time in the
Cats' post-season bowl game last
year after Kris Linster and Jonathan
"Bear" Woods, who had been split-
ting time .a quarterback, saw. their
seasons cut short by injury.
Baker is primarily a running
team, but needs solid play from the
quarterback position in order to
make the most of talented wide re-
ceiver Gary Dugger.
Against West Nassau, however,
the Cats not only didn't get solid'
play from thequarterbacks, but suf-
feied from mistakes across the
board, CoachWest said.
"Our effort was good, the kids,
played hard, but we had break-
downs on offense %v ith our blocking
schemes, which allowed them to get
pressure on our quarterbacks. Then'
we had overthrows and under-
throws.
"We had blown assignments in
our secondary, but they're young
and inexperienced."
West said a lot of the problems.
were "first game stuff" like timing
and positioning.
"We got a good look at what we
have to.work on. We can teach the
kids and bounce back from it."
About the only bright spot for
the Wildcats was the ground game,
with Jonathan Trippett and Lus-,
cious Lee reeling off some good
runs.
"We ran the ball hard, drove
down the field, but didn't convert,"
West said.
In the Kickoff Classic, which
was held at Memorial Stadium in
Macclenny this year, the two varsi-
ty squads play the first half, then
yield to the junior varsity in the sec-


ond.
West Nassau outscored Baker
20-0 in the varsity matchup, and
28-12 in the junior varsity.
The Warriors played "a really
good game... you have to give them
credit," West said.
West Nassau coach Chris Hicken
said he was pleased with the way
his team played.


a long punt return that led to a
touchdown.
Coach Hicken mentioned that
the Wildcats were without several
players, who were benched because
of missed practices.
West downplayed the situation,
but said, "I'd rather lose a game if it
means showing our kids how im-
portant it is to be at practice and be


"Baker is well coached, with
tough kids... It's always a good in-
dicator of where our team is.
'"The ball bounced our way. We
got that big punt return, a couple of
interceptions and some good runs
by ou; guy."
Their "gu'" is tailback Marcel-
lus Nelson. who might remind
some of a young Herschel Walker.
SThe 6-1, 244-pound senior runs a
4.5 40 and last year gained 1500
yards.
Against the Wildcats, Nelson
pounded the defense for 97 Nards,
although Hicken didn't recall how
many carries he got.
With the defense focused on
Nelson, Warriors 'quarterback Aus-
tin Jannew was able to pick'his,
spots. He went 5-5 while passing,
for more than 100 yards, according
to his coach.
Baker County's offense turned
the ball over several times, which
resulted in the Wildcats' defense
spending a lot of time on the field:
during a hot, humid night.
In addition, they absorbed a
pounding from Nelson, but were
able to occasionally put pressure on
the quarterback.
The special teams blocked a cou-
ple of Warriors' kicks, but gave up


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committed to the team.
"We're trying to teach them
more-than just football."
Looking ahead to this week's
game, West said Middleburg won
its preseason game against a tough
team from First Coast High School.
"They really impressed uson
tape. They're a hard-nosed team
with a solid offensive line and a
quick defense."
The Broncos also have a good
backfield, with three small, but
quick scatback-type runners.
Last year, Middleburg went 0-
10.
Rob Justino. a former Bronco,
player, is in his first year as head
coach.
The game begins'at 7:30, pm at
Memorial Stadium.
The junior varsity kicks off its
season September 1 at home against
Suwannee County. The game be-
gins at 7:00 pm.





HONORABLE MENTION
Congratulations to Melinda K.
Lewis, who has accepted a position
at Baldwin Middle-Senior High. She
runs the American Cheer and Dance
of Baker County. Lewis will teach
anatomy and physiology and coach
the varsity cheerleading squad. She
plans to continue running the All
Star Program in Baker County.





SCHEDULE
August 25
Volleyball vs. Ridgeview (H) at
5/6 pm.
BCMS football jamboree (H) at
5 pm.
August 26
Football vs. Middleburg (H) at
7:30 pm. .
August30
Volleyball at Middleburg at 5/6
pm. .
BCMS football at Lake Butler at
7 pm.
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(from page one)
radio station WBKF, approached
Blakely about announcing the
Wildcat games on the radio. When
the first BCHS radio broadcast of
Wildcat football hit the airwaves, it
was John Blakely's voice fans
heard.
Blakely would remain the radio
"voice of the Wildcats" for the next
12 years.
"I partnered with a lot of Baker
County personalities on the radio,"
said Blakely. "I worked with James
'the Giant' Croft, Bob Reynolds,
Bobby Hart and I even did some
games with Tim Patterson."
When Mr. Gazdick retired as the
field announcer, Blakely moved
one microphone over in the. press
box. He gave up play-by-play an-
nouncing and took over his friend
and mentor's position as PA an-,
nouncer. Fans enjoyed his short, in-
cisive comments, gleaned from
years of radio announcements and
he even got compliments from un-
likely sources.
"I think the referees enjoyed my
broadcasts," laughed Blakely. "The
smart ones could figure out that I
was actually giving play infor-
mation over the loudspeaker and it
would make their job a little bit
easier."
Blakely was an assistant hospital
administrator at NEFSH and taught
the criminal justice program at
BCHS when he didn't have a mi-
crophone in his hand. Last fall he
ran an unsuccessful campaign for
the school board.
Throughout his tenure, Blakely
has been as big a fan of Wildcat
football as anyone listening to his
comments from the stands. He has
seen many of the Wildcat greats ply
their trade down through the years.
"I've enjoyed seeing LarrN Du-
pree, Marcus Rhoden and Gerald
Dobson play," said Blakely. "I've
also seen games coached by Kay
Stephenson, \\ho later went on to
coach the Buffalo Bills."
Being in the press box has al-
lowed Blakely to see more than a
bunch of sweaty guys bang heads
on the football field.



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"One of the advantages of being
up there has been watching some of
the great BCHS bands march at
halftime and seeing all the pretty
Baker County girls crowned Home-
coming Queen. I've had the best
seat in the stadium."
Blakely has learned to appreciate
the friendly confines of Memorial
Stadium when he has gone on the
road to broadcast games. The worst
place to call a game, according to
Blakely, is Robert E. Lee High
School. It's a challenge broad-
casting from "the backyard," which
is what the Generals call their on-
campus stadium.
"Lee is the worst," said Blakely.
"The people are rude and you have
to broadcast out of a classroom
window across from the field."
Blakely has been a fixture in
Baker County since the age of sev-
en. He has been married to Tonnie
McPhatter Blakely for 45 years and
the pair has' two children. John
Blakely Jr. is an electrical engineer
in Melbourne, Florida and Jimmy
Blakely is a baseball coach in


BY LAURA BETH BRINER
Press Sports
The Lady Wildcats volleyball
teams started their regular season
with road wins against the
Columbia County Tigers August 23.
S The. varsity. won its first two
games, then lost two, but took the
deciding game 15-8. The junior var-
sity squad won the first two games
to take its best-out-three match.
During pre-game. warmups,
senior Kassie Crews injured her
ankle.
Coach Karla Amburgey said
Crews will get checked out, but
could be out of the lineup for 4-6
weeks.
"She's a big hitter, but the girls
rallied together," she said.
Three days prior to the Columbia
patch, the Wildcats hosted their.
Preseason Classic, which included
West Nassau, Baldwin and Hilliard.
The Cats lost to the Indians in the
first round, 30-28, 18-25 and '11-15.
Kassie Crews had the most kills and
Brooke Arzie had the most assists.
The team moved to the loser
bracket where they defeated the
Flashes, who'd lost to West Nassau.
The Warriors went on to beat
Baldwin to take the championship.


Adele, Georgia.
Son Jimmy got his love of base-
ball from his father and starred for
the Wildcats and the UNF Ospreys.
He was recruited by the Pittsburgh
Pirates, but chose.to finish college
instead.
Blakely is also proud of his four
grandchildren and is happiest when
he is doting on them. His grand-
daughter Tatum is the first girl in
the family in 54 years.
Blakely combined his love of
baseball and kids by coaching Little
League baseball for many years.
Because of his knowledge of the
game he took the umpire test and
on many Saturdays was a fixture
behind the plate.
When the season starts on Fri-
day, it will be a shock not to hear
Blakely's voice echoing across the
field. It will be likebaseball without
Vin Scully or football without Pat
Summerall. It just won't seem like
Wildcat football.
I don't envy Tim Wilder, his suc-
cessor in the press booth. That's a
big microphone to fill.


Baker County beat Hilliard 25-20
and.25-19.
Again Crews led with the most
kills along with Tiffany Norman.
Laura Richardson was credited with
Sthe most assists.
"We .are looking good,"
Amburgey said. "I predict a win-
ning season."
She will be focusing the team on
defense and being more aggressive.
Monday's practice before the
Lake City match found the squads
doing shuttle runs for the errors
from the preseason game.
The Wildcats' varsity and junior.
varsity squads will face Ridgeview
August 25 in their home opener.
The JV begins at 5:00 pm, the varsi-
ty at 6:00 pm.
Varsity players are Brooke Arzie,
Kassie Crews, Meredith Hays,
Laura Richardson, Kristin Mathis,
Mindy Roberts, Tasha Battles,
Brittany Gray, Tiffany Norman and
Jessi Nunn.
Chris Armoreda's JV squad
.includes Stephanie Greene, Kayla.
Harris, Samantha Briggs, Kallie
Crummey, Mary Dugger, Cassie
Kennedy, Kendra Russell, Morgan
Harvey, Heather High and Sarah
Trawick.


Fullback Lucious Lee looks for running room against West'Nassau


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Jesi Nunn series one up during the Cats'preseason loss to the Baldwin Tigers.


Wildcats spike Tigers


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Need to carpool to work or school?
Call the Press for a free ad. 259-2400.
Tree trimming removal and clean up.
Licensed & insured. 259-7968. 10/21tfc
Do you have a junk car or truck you
want hauled off or to sell? 259-7968.
4/22tfc
Tutoring all grades/subjects. Speciali-
ties: math, writing, organizational skills
and special ed. Gail Spivey 259-3491.
8/25p


Friday 7:00 am-1:(
pm, 10814 Westsic
St.. Glen. Baby girl
clothes, like new,
women's clothes -
sizes small to
medium and 13-16,
Make offers on iterr
Huge.
Friday 7:00 am-?,
Lowder St. S to Ra'
Phillips dirt road. Lo
of stuff.
Friday and Satur-
day 7:30 am-?, 41
Jerry Circle off Mil-
tondale by Richard'
Meat Market. Too
much to list.
Friday and Satur-
day 8:00 am-?, 230
Milton St.


Saturday 8:00 am-
4:00 pm, 125 N and
OC Home Rd, Tay-
lor. Furniture, tools,
household items and
more. 2nd chance at
'/ price. Estate sale.
Cancel if rains.
Friday and Satur-
day 8:00 am-2:00
pm, 7349 W. Madi-
)0 son St., Glen.
le Friday and Satur-
day 8:00 am-?, 4114
Wolfe Dr., Mac-
clenny. Men, women
and children clothes,
furniture, little of
ns. everything.
Friday and Satur-
day 8:00 am-1:00
y pm, 4696 Estate St.,
)ts Macclenny II. House-
wares, scrubs, toys,
clothes. Multi family.
3 Saturday 8:00 am-
noon, 1327 Copper
s Bluff Court in the
back of Copper
Creek Hills Subdivi-
sion. Clothing, furni-
0 ture and household


goodies.


Will do alterations in my home. Call


.Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
-Animal Control, $50 boarding fees will
apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc
Will trade one year old male peacock
for another male peacock and 3 month
old peachicks for the other sex when
available. 259-3866 or 259-9076 or
509-7210. 8/25p
Male shitzu, approximately 2 years
old, $150; female min pin, black arid
tan, approximately 6 mos. old, $300.
259-3866 or 259-9076 or 509-7210.
8/25p
Pit bull puppies, 2 liters to choose
from, $150. 259-8185 or 904-591-
1910. 8/18-25p
Free to good home. Female English
and pit mix, 10 months old, fawn and
white. 259-7374. 8/25p


Saturday 8:00 am-?,
125 N. to Bob
Burnsed Rd to
Oakridge Dr., see
signs. She's finally
moving Yanmar
tractor, tools, ATV,
dining set, beds,
everything must go!
259-3520.
Saturday 8:00 am-
2:00 pm, 8292 Mud-
lake Rd. Home Interi-
ors, room A/C, Barbie
outdoor playhouse,
large ladies' clothing,
more items. 2 families
Saturday 8:00 am-?,
121 S. to Mudlake Rd
to 6098 Shelly Lane.
Household items,
clothes, furniture.
Multi families.
Saturday 8:00 am-?,
338 S. 3rd St. Chil-
dren's clothes 8-12,
women's up to 12,
men's large, house-
hold items.
Saturday 8:00 am-
noon, 121 N. past
weigh station on the
left, follow signs. Lots
of stuff.


4 year old quarter horse stud, $500.
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Lot #15- 10 acres $65,000-Pending
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Lot #21- 25.42 acres $101,680
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Commercial Lot 14,000 sq. ft.
100 ft. frontage on SR 121. Located
between Waffle House and Day's
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2 Commercial Buildings Both
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Shopping ener. ac unit has
1000 SF. Priced at $129,000
each.
Lot on Little St. Mary's River,
conveniently located between
Glen St. Mary and Macclenny.
This heavily wooded lot is restrict-
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Oakri l Rd.)
North tially
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Restricted to site built homes only.
High and dry with some trees.
Priced at $29,900


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each. These homes could be
removed to build your dream
home. Reduced to $200,000.
Deep Water- 60 beautiful acres
on the St. Mary's River. Many
native palm trees. This unique prop-
erty 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 look-
ing for a private estate site, this is it.
Shown to qualified buyers by appt.
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Male applebead chihuahua, just
weaned. 259-3491. 8/25p
Guineas, mallard ducks for sale. 653-
1863 leave message. 8/25-9/1


Found: Male puppy, possibly miniature
pinscher, red, has collar. Found on 6th
Street at convenience store across
from Mercantile Bank. 259-3628. 8/25
Lost: Reward for missing female, tri-
colored bassett hound from Taylor
area. 904-982-5845. ,8/25

Notice to readers:.
The newspaper often publishes classified
advertising on subjects like work-at-home,
weight loss products, health products. While
the newspaper uses reasonable discretion
in deciding on publication of.such ads, it
takes no responsibility as to th6 truthfulness
of claims. Respondents should use caution
and common sense before sending any
money or making other commitments based
on statements and/or promises; demand
specifics in writing. You can also call the
Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-FTC-
HELP to find out how to spot fraudulent so-
licitations. Remember: if it sounds too good
to be true, It probably is.
The Baker County Press '
Part time with full time potential. Look-
ing for motivated, qualified person in
Baker and surrounding counties. Expe-
rience in sales helpful. Reply with re-
sume and references to P.O. Box 598,
Macclenny, FL 32063..
6/2tfc
Correctional nursing. Vacancies for
RNs and LPNs at various state prisons
in North-Central Florida. Bradford, Mar-
ion and Union Counties recently'ap-
proved for agency unique salary addi-
tive. exceptional health care insurance,
vested retirement after six years, com-.
prehenrsive State of Florida benefit
package. Call for details regarding this
special salary. If you prefer per diem,:'
rather than career service, we also
have OPS (non benefit positions). RNs'
$29-31, LPNs $19-21. Contact Kathyrn
Reed, LPN at 904-368-3310, 9r
reed.kathyrn@mail.dc.state.fl.us or-
Sharon McKinnie, RN at 850-922-6645
or mckinnie.sharon@mail-
.dc.state.fl.us. 8/18-9/8c'
Experienced metal roofers needed.
Driver's license required, top pay,
needs to be very dependable. 904-251 -
5804 or 259-3757 after 6:00 pm.
8/4-25p


Experienced painters needed. Must
have tools. 259-5877. 12/30tfc
Local home health care agency seek-
ing PRN registered nurse for local and
surrounding areas. Call 259-3111 for
details. 2/24tfc
Part -time carpenter. 259-7892. 8/4tfc
Full time person, experienced in
sales, dependable and customer
friendly, must be able to work week-
ends. Apply in person at Circle K Furni-
ture, 239 Jones Road, Marietta, Mon-
day, Wednesday and Saturday 10:00
am-5:30 pm. 8/25c
Activity assistant, part time, 18 years.
or older, high school diploma or GED,
Monday Friday, some Saturdays. Ap-
ply in person at Macclenny Nursing and
Rehab, 755 S. 5th St., Macclenny.
8/25c
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has the following positions open: coun-
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tient adults, full time/PRN specialized,
therapeutic foster care, Gainesville, full
time family crisis treatment, Gainesville,
full time addictions, Gainesville and
Lake City, full time addictions preven-
tion, Gainesville, OTP, Gainesville;
counselor III full time Lake City Ado-
lescent Therapeutic Group Home;
acute care program director full time -
Gainesville; add specialist full
time/part time, Gainesville and PRN
Lake City MIST and adult programs;
child welfare case manager trainee full
time Gainesville, Lake City, Trenton,
Starke; adult case manager full time -
Gainesville and Trenton; emergency
services intake evaluator full time -
Gainesville, Lake City; comprehensive
assessor PRN Gainesville, Lake
City; psychology technician full
time/PRN Gainesville and Lake City;
child case manager full time -
Gainesville and Starke; emergency ser-
vices driver PRN Lake City; RN full
time and PRN Gainesville, Lake City;
medical records technician full time -
Gainesville; driver full time -
Gainesville; certified behavior analyst -
full time Gainesville; director of busi-
ness development full time -
Gainesville; LPN PRN Gainesville;
senior client relations specialist full
'time Gainesville and Lake City; direc-
tor of fiscal full time Gainesville; ad-
ministrative assistant full time Starke;
staff assistant full time Gainesville.
Excellent{ benefits. For details visit
www.meridian-healthcare.org. Send re-
Ssumes to Meridian Behavorial Health-
care, Inc., Human Resources, 4300 SW
13th St., Gainesville, FL 32608, fax
352-374-5608, Attn: refer to The Baker
County Press Ad. EOE, DFWP. 8/25c


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Experienced A/C and duct installers,
up to $15 per hour, must have a good
driving record. 259-8038. 8/18-9/8p
Experienced grade man for skid steer.
Full time, pay based on experience.
Please call 259-2328 or 588-3120 be-
tween 9 am 5 pm only. Experienced
operators only need apply. 8/18-25p
Now hiring. Mechanics, foremen,
equipment operators and laborers for
company specializing in erosion con-
trol. Fax resume to 275-3292 or call
275-4960. EOE. 8/25-9/15c
Calendar's Dell and Coffeehouse
looking for shift leaders for evenings
and weekends. Serious, experienced
applicants only. Apply in person at 38
E. Macclenny Ave. 8/25p
Dump truck driver, clean MVR, 2
years experience, benefits, insurance,
Maxville. DFWP. Call 289-7000.
8/25-9/1c
Truck drivers needed. Class A and
Class B, dump trailer experience and
roll off experience required. Top pay
and benefits. Fax resume to 904-378-
9747 or apply in person'at 6507 W.
Beaver St., Jacksonville, FL.8/25-9/1p
Construction personnel immediate
openings. Pipelayers, excavator opera-
tors, loader operators. Drug screen re-
quired. Jensen Civil Construction, 9100
Phillips Hwy. EOE m/f/d/v. 8/25-9/15c
Site prep and underground utility con-
tractor seeking experienced heavy
equipment operators dozers, loaders,
rollers, off road dumps. Call 904-641-
2055 between the hours of 8:00 am-
11:00 am or apply in person Monday -
Friday 8:00 am-11:00 am at AJ Johns,
Inc., 3225 Anniston Road, Jacksonville,
FL. 32246. Paid vacations'and holi-
days, health, life and short term disabil-
ity, profit sharing and 401(k) plan. EOE,
Drug Free Work Place. 8/25-9/15c


Family and youth development spe-
cialist. Applicant must possess college
credits in pursuit of sociology or psy-
chology degree, or related fields with a
minimum of 5 years experience in so-
cial service or an acceptable combina-
tion of education and experience; must
have computer skills and knowledge of
various types of software. Apps/re-
sumes may be mailed or faxed to NF-
CAA, Attn: HR Dept, 421 W Church St.,
Suite 705 or fax to 904-791-9299.
Phone 904-358-7474. Closing date for
applications is 9/1. 8/25c
Lowboy driver. Clean MVR, 2 years
experience, benefits, insurance,
Maxville. DFWP. 289-7000. 8/25-9/1c

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Doublewide mobile home on 2.5 acres. 3
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Family service specialist. High school
diploma and at least 7 years experi-
ence in social or community service;
must have demonstrated experience in
working with low income people; must
have knowledge of various computer
software package. Apps/resumes may
be mailed or faxed to NFCAA, Attn: HR
Dept, 421 W Church St., Suite 705 or
fax to 904-791-9299. Phone 904-358-
7474.Closing date for applications is
9/1/05. 8/25c


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Commercial- 2 lots -.r US 90 In Glen St
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to. waver ar.d se'.'er $165,000


Vacant 2 Acre Parcel- o:,n CP 1"'1 S,'.Jut -.,f
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zorrung to0 y o:iur needs $149,900
2 Lots on US 90- in Glen St Mar, vwnh
building Excellent business opportunity ;
Has water & sewer $275,000


Seventy Acres- $.25003 per acre Moccasin
Creek. Like, to humr and lisr, call us about
this land in the country $175,000


House & 2.18 Acres- Zoned light industrial.
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Investment opportunity. Land mort-
gage for sale, offered at 10% discount
on one acre lot in Jacksonville. Terms
of note: principal amount $14,785.37
offered at 10% discount, new principal
amount is $13,306.83, original interest
rate 7.5%, with discounted principal in-
terest rate is 11.20%, monthly pay-
ments $247.54, 75 months remaining.
Buyer is current with payments. Ap-
praisal on property is $23,300, pre-
pared October 2002. Interested? Con-
tact Robin at 904-923-8123. 8/18-9/8p
a Es a
FSBO. 3 BR, 2 BA, 1600 sq. ft home in
Macclenny II on 1 acre, $189,900. 259-
5137 or 234-1336 by appointment only.
8/18-25p
Completely setup and ready to move
in! New 24x52, 3 BR, 2 BA Fleetwood
mobile home on '/2 acre with 4" well,
septic tank and power pole, 121 South,
$105,000. 904-838-0035. 8/25tfc
FSBO. 3 BR, 2 BA, 1600 sq. ft. off
paved road in Taylor on 7 acres, with
garden area, large trees and fish pond,
$120,000, owner financing available.
259-7925 or 476-7136. 8/25


2 BR, 2 BA duplex, kitchen appliances
included, in Macclenny, $675 per
month, 1st and last months' rent, mini-
mum 6 months lease. 259-7572.8/25p
3 BR, 2 BA doublewide, CH/A, on pri-
vate lot, Glen 139B, $600 deposit,
$600 per month. HUD acceptable. 259-
2146. 8/25p


1 acre lot for mobile home in Macedo-
nia area off Odis Yarborough. Call
Brian at 759-5734 or 259-6735. 3/24tfc
3 BR, 2 BA mobile homes, no pets,
lawn maintenance included, rent $600
per month, 10 minutes north of Mac-
clenny. 912-843-8118. 8/18tfc
2 BR, 2 BA, CH/A, washer and dryer
hook up, new refrigerator, no pets,
$450 per month, deposit required. 653-
1995. 8/25p
3 BR, 2 BA brick home, 714 Chipshot,
$775 per month, $600 deposit, no pets,
18 month lease. 259-9797. 8/25c
Mobile homes, 2 and 3 BR, A/C, no
pets, $500-$550 plus deposit. 904-860-
4604 or 259-6156. 3/17tfc
Rent to own. 3 BR, 2 BA doublewide
on 5 acres, Old Nursery Plantation,
$995 per month. 259-8304, 8/25-9/1 p
Macclenny. 4 BR, 2 BA, large master
suite, all brick with 2 car garage and in-
ground pool, no smoking, no pets, re-
sponsible adults only. 259-2417.
8/4tfc
Doublewide mobile home, 2 BR on 1
acre, $550 per month; 1 acre mobile
home lot, $300 per month. 509-4034.
.8/25p
3 BR, 1 BA wood frame house, (4th
room can be used for office, storage or
additional bedroom), CH/A, ceiling
fans, nice yard with fenced back yard,
good location in Glen St. Mary on 125
N., $650 per month, $650 deposit. 259-
6488. 8/25p


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jury saw his client in handcuffs,
which he argued was prejudicial.
Afterward, Mr. Sikes filed a
motion challenging the state's evi-
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the victim and his client's confes-
sion.
"The alleged confession was
not tape recorded or videotaped,"
he said Tuesday from his office in
Starke. "You can't have a police
officer take a confession, then pro-
vide corroboration."
He also said the victim testified
the confession was incorrect about
what took place that day.
Alachua County Judge James
Nilon, on special assignment here,
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August 18.
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County also appears headed for curbside garbage pickup


Five roads lined up f


In a 21/2 hour budget workshop
August 23, the Baker County
Commission set five roads as pri-
orities for paving, appeared eager
to begin curbside garbage collec-
tion by January 1 and may hike
the special assessment to pay for
.it, and appeared equally ready to
enact an impact fee although
there remains debate over the
amount and whether to include a
portion for the school district.


Wife arrested

after fight at

volleyball field

An estranged wife erinded up with
a domestic battery charge against
her following a fight at the county's
volleyball courts in north Macclen-
ny the evening of August 20..
John Johnson, 28, of Lake City
and a witness both told police that-
Kelly M. Johnson, 26, of Sander-.
son confronted the husband and
struck him during an argument
near a perimeter fence.
In other incidents involving per-,
sonal attacks, Micah Morrison, 22,
told police he was accosted.by,
three white males about 4:00 am
on August 15.
The attackers knocked him to.
the ground and beat him near Ohio
and Blair Sts. in northwest Mac-'
clenny, Morrison told police, and'
believes he cut one of them with a
knife during the altercation.
The complainant was treated
and released from Fraser Hospital,
which also confirmed no one had
sought treatment for a knife cut"
that morning.
Steven Keith, 22, of Macclenny
was named a suspect in the beating.
of Forest Jesseman, 19, of Mac-
clenny downtown about midnight
on August 17.
Deputy Nlike Lagle said'he,
found NMr. Jessemnan near West
Boule ard bleeding from a head
\\ound. which h he said he suffered
\\hen pushed into a curb.during a
fight ..


Bob Burnsed Road is the num-
ber one paving priority, and the 1.7
mile stretch is estimated to cost
$510,000. In second places Reid
Stafford, expected to tally $1.290
million for 4.3 miles.
That will likely use most of the
recently acquired $2 million loan,
which pledges gas tax revenues for
repayment.
However, the commission plans
to free up or acquire new revenue
to add the remaining three roads:
2.5 miles of Crews Road at $750,-
000, 1.3 miles of Hills of Glen at
$390,000, and 3/10 mile of Smo-
key'Road at $90,000.
It will be the first of the year
..before any work begins, however,
and the $2 million will be accruing
interest that will add to the pot of
Saving money.
Topping the list of potential
new revenue sources are impact
fees. It appears likely the amount
will be $1500 per dwelling origi-
nally recommended for transporta-
tion. That omits any amounts for
other needs that are also impacted
by development.
There is less consensus on how
much if any to levy for the
school district. Amounts discussed
range from zero to $1000.
Any combination of the propos-
als under discussion will amount
to only $2500-$3000 total, less
.than half the amount first pro-
posed. Citizens filled the commis-
sion meeting room June 5 to pro-
test, most expecting the range now
suggested. '
Another revenue increase under
consideration is the solid waste
special assessment. It has been at
$50 per household since enact-
ment in 1989. It's possible' dou-
bling that amount, along \ ith
eliminating, eight of the nine col-
lection sites, could pay for curb-
side garbage collection.
One site could remain open at
'Steel Bridge for yard debris, which
-is burned there. The collection
contract with private haulers can
include once-a-month pickup of
old appliances, furniture and other
bulky items.


FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE
The YMCA does not turn away
anyone with the inability to pay.
Apply for scholarships at the


THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, August 25, 2005 Page Thirteen


Transportation aid for local cancer patients


or paving

Meanwhile, the commission
wants to look at eliminating or re-
ducing some of the exemptions on
the special assessments. For in-
stance, the board is unsure if indi-
gency or disablement discounts
must be recertified on a regular ba-
sis.
The companion $25 fire assess-
ment will also come under scruti-
ny, with board members reasoning
there should be no exemptions be-
cause the fire department has to re-
spond to vacant buildings and
even brush fires.
The board also took a cursory
look at several department bud-
gets, and plans to meet again
Thursday afternoon.
As it stands, the proposed $17.3
million new budget is $1.59 mil-
lion over anticipated revenue.
However, that is not unusual for
this stage of the budget process,
and there are already many adjust-
ments to make.
For instance, employee health
insurance premiums were calculat-
ed before a cheaper rate was an-
nounced. Also, $68,662 in special
raises and about a dozen new posi-
tions may not be approved.

Press Advertising
Deadline
4 pm Monday


portation Disadvantaged meeting,
Council on Aging transportation
director Ida Raulerson and finance
officer Kacie Kennedy reported a
new tracking log more accurately
reflects the purpose of trips. This
helps in billing to the right agency.
The improved accuracy was in-
strumental in getting a $82,594 re-
imbursement from the Florida De-


apartment of Transportation in late
July. The payment was delayed
since last spring because FDOT
wanted proof its funds were not be-
ing used for home-delivered
meals.
A new FDOT grant will pay for
a $52,000 van seating 14. The two
rear seats can be removed for
wheelchair passengers.


The American Cancer Society
has a new transportation program
to help patients get to treatment.
Lifeline Transportation Coordi-
nator Valerie Anderson explained
the program to the Transportation
Disadvantaged Committee August
18.
The Lifeline Transportation Net-
work is a pilot program in 35 north
Florida communities including
Baker County. It can provide vol-
unteer drivers, coordination through
the loial Council on Aging trans-
portation department, or reimburse
mileage costs for a patient's "es-
cort' driver to treatment.
"If a patient can't get to cancer
treatment, the most advanced can-
cer treatment protocol is worth-
less," Ms. Anderson noted.
There are eligibility require-
ments including being either finan-
cially or "medically" indigent. "If
you have five cars in the yard, but
you can't drive, that is medically
indigent," Ms. Anderson explain-
ed.
The Cancer Society also has
other services like financial assis-
tance for co-pays and medicines.
Call Ms. Anderson at 850-501-
4372 or by e-mail at valerieander-
son@cancer.org. She is based at
the American Cancer Society's
Northwest Regional Office in Pen-
sacola.
You can also call 1-800-ACS-
2345.
In other items from the Trans-


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