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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: December 22, 2005
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13840
YONGE LIBRARY FLA. HISTORY
PO BOX 117007 UNIV. FLA.
GAINESVILLE. FL 32611


Ex-Cat Bobby Johns new grid coach


BY MICHAEL RINKER
Sports Editor
The new coach is an old name
in Baker County, as former
Wildcat Bobby Johns Jr. takes
over the high school's sagging
football program.
The prodigal son returns after
a successful stint at Blountstown
High School, where he is leaving
behind a 23-game winning streak
that includes undefeated seasons
in each of the last two years.
The Wildcats failed to win a
game this past season.
Former head coach Carl West
resigned October 31, saving he'd


lost his passion for the game.
School superintendent Paula
Barton announced Johns' hiring
in a statement released Tuesday
afternoon.
Johns was one of 57 appli-
cants from across the country. A:
committee of local citizens and
educators screened and inter-
viewed candidates before mak-
ing a final recommendation to
Barton and Baker High principal
David Craw ford.
Johns, 35, graduated from
Baker High, where he played
football,.of course, then went on
to the University of Florida for


his degree in exercise and sport
science.
His first coaching job was at
Gainesville Eastside where he
was the freshman defensive co-
ordinator while still attending
UF, according to his nine-page
resume.
He returned to Baker County
in August 1994 and served as as-
sistant varsity coach for receivers
and head coach of the junior var-
sity, which finished with a 5-1
record.
Johns left a year later-for Co-
lumbia County High School
where he was assistant head


coach and defensive coordinator
for the Tigers. He also worked
with the receivers and coordinat-
ed the passing game.
In 1998, he coached Colum-
bia's weightlifting team to an un-
defeated season and state cham-
pionship.
It was the first of three state
titles his teams have won. As a
weightlifting coach, Johns' ca-
reer record is 82-4.
After leaving Columbia in
August 1998, he coached one
season at Countryside High
School in Clearwater. Although
(Page 11 please)


S- .. .coacn jonns

ider Winner of 21 state and national awards for journalism excellence this year


1HE BAKER COY PRESS


76th Year, Vol. 35 Thursday December 22, 2005 Macclenny, Florida 50S


Two from


here seek


Bush nod


to bench
Among finalists to
replace Judge Sanders

Two lawyers with strong ties to
Baker County are vying for'the
appointment to replace retiring
Circuit Judge Elzie Sanders when
he leaves the bench at the end of
February.
Both Phyllis Rosier, who main-
tains a private practice in her native
Starke and Macclennv, and J.
Mleiron (Mel) Be ger o Glen Sr.
Mary made
the cut recent-
ly and are
among four
whose names
will be sub-
mitted to
Governor Jeb
Bush.
Initially six
lawyers in the
Eighth Circuit
applied for the
position, the ls. Rosier

cuit bench this
year.
Ms. Rosier,
who is also
counsel to the
Town of Glen
St. Mary, was
among the
finalists earli-
er in 2005 for
a newly creat-
ed judgeship Mr. Bessinger
that ultimately went to a former
assistant state attorney and Alachua
County judge, Jim Nilon.
Because of that, she did not have
to submit to a nominating board
interview in Gainesville two weeks
ago. She and Mr. Bessinger, an
assistant state attorney assigned to
Baker County, will be scheduled
early in 2006 for interviews with
the governor's staff.
Under the so-called Missouri
plan, three names go to Governor
Bush and he makes the ultimate
selection.
Both local candidates are honor
graduates of the University of
Florida School of Law. Mr. Bes-
singer signed on as a prosecutor in
the Eighth Circuit in 1995 after
three years in a similar position in
Live Oak and Lake City.
Ms. Rosier also served in the
Third Circuit based in Live Oak
from 1989-94 when she entered
private practice. She is also board
counsel for the Bradford County
-School Board, Town of Brooker
and until 2003, an attorney who
worked for free with the Baker
County Guardian ad Litem pro-

(Page four please)




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County manager is fired


BY MICHAEL RINKER
Press Staff
A sharply divided Baker County Commis-
sion fired County Manager Jason Griffis for a
string of transgressions, the most recent and
most serious of which was using taxpayer
money to pay for hundreds of
personal calls on his county-
issued cell phone.
Led by Chairman Alex
Robinson, who called the
emergency meeting for De-
cember 15, the commission
voted 3-2 to oust Mr. Griffis,
rejecting his plea for another
chance and dismissing testi-
mony that his "erratic behav-
ior" was caused by a psycho-
logical condition.
"I'm terribly sorr\ it is V
heree it is toda\," Mr. Robin-
son said as he opened t'ti I
meeting by outlining his qa'
against Mr. Griffis. '
"He misrepresented the
truth on several occasions."
The commission chairman Jason
began talking bout the $825 in phone bills
over the past few months, then moved on to
time sheet discrepancies, misuse of gas cards
and improper lunch vouchers, as well as
"many incidents I'm not going to repeat."


Mr. Robinson also accused Mr. Griffis of
insubordination and a "problem as to overall
attitude."
"I will not be screamed at any more."
Commissioner Gordon Crews agreed with
the chairman's presentation, saying "there's a
lot that's gone on."
S "There comes a time you
have to draw a line," he said.
"The misappropriation of
funds, then lying about it to
me. That's unacceptable to
Gordon Crews."
Commissioner Mark Hart-
ley joined with Mr. Robinson
and Mr. Crews in voting to
fire Mr. Griffis.
Mr. Robinson said he'd
earlier asked the county man-
ager to resign.
Commissioners Julie
Combs and Fred Rauterson
wanted to give him another
chance.
Mr. Griffis spoke briefly,
acknowledging a "grave error
GrifftS of judgment."
He apologized to his family
and the board, then asked for a "last chance to
prove I can do this job."
"If it doesn't work, you won't have to have
this meeting again... you'll have my resigna-


tion."
Ms. Combs tried to assume part of the
blame for the phone bills, saying, "I didn't ask
the appropriate questions."
"Voting to approve the bills reflects on
me," she said.
Ms. Combs, who said she had a "great
working relationship" with Mr. Griffis, also
tried to explain away a couple of the allega-
tions presented by the chairman.
Mr. Raulerson, noting that Mr. Griffis has
made partial payment of the bills, suggested a
probationary period.
"He has admitted to me he's made mistakes
[and] asked for time to prove he can be a good
manager," Mr. Raulerson said. "This would be
a new beginning for Jason."
The majority rejected the idea that admit-
ting mistakes and repaying the bills should
earn him another chance.
Calling it a "dishonest cover-up," Commis-
sioner Crews said, "Only after the number
came out in the paper was the offer made to
rectify it. That is wrong."
Mr. Hartley added, "If you're not truthful
until after the fact, it appears to me that you're
not truthful."
When the meeting started, Mr. Robinson
said he would allow public comment, al-
though he wasn't required to do so.
Dr. Gary Dopson, also Macclenny's mayor.
(Page two please)


The replacement: board to wait until '06


BY MICHAEL RINKER
Press Staff
After two weeks of turmoil
leading up to the firing of Jason
Griffis, Baker County Commis-
sioners are happy to wait until af-
ter the holidays to begin looking
for a new county manager.
"I'm just so thankful it's
over," said Alex Robinson, com-
mission chairman, who says he'll
be handling the manager's duties
for now.
In January, the board will
meet to discuss the process of


Fiber


BY JIM McGAULEY
Press Publisher
Imagine, if you will, a glass fiber optic
strand one-hundreth of an inch in diameter.
Now imagine it being capable of transport-
ing voice, video and data.
Now imagine it able to reliably transmit
hundreds of thousands of individual impulses
at varying wave lengths.
Now imagine it hooked up to your house.
Beginning last week, that's what started
happening with the first three connections at
the new Cypress Pointe subdivision east of
Macclenny.
NEFCOM (Northeast Florida Commu-
nication) introduced the technology to three
new homes and a construction trailer, and
plans to make its "Fiber to the Home" pack-
age available to other new subdivisions on
the drawing boards in the Macclenny area.
"This is leading-edge technology," asserts
Mike Griffis, local NEFCOM manager. "We
want to show we can be right up there with
other companies bringing this to our sub-
scribers."
NEFCOM is the first of seven telephone


finding a replacement, he said.
"I'd love to have a different
selection process then what we
had last time," said the chairman.
When the commission began
its search to replace Josie Davis,
who had given notice he was
leaving in May 2003, it adver-
tised locally, generating just 11
applications.
"Two-and-a-half years ago,
we didn't really know what was
in front of us," Commissioner
Julie Combs said, referring to
growth issues in the county.


She and Mr. Robinson in sep-
arate interviews mentioned per-
haps reaching out to neighboring
counties for tips on how to con-
duct the search.
They also seemed inclined to
extend the search beyond the
Baker County line.
"In the past we've been senti-
mental to local [candidates]
who've been qualified," Mr.
Robinson said. "Bu,t maybe it's
time to go somewhere else...we
need a qualified person because
we got a lot of stuff coming up."


Commissioner Gordon Crews
agreed. "With what this county is
facing, we need a quality guy...
someone mature."
He said the board should look
both inside and outside the coun-
ty, but added, "I think we have
lots of quality guys in Baker
County."
One barrier to importing qual-
ity is that the county can't match
what some others are paying.
"If we could pay $65,000 -
$70,000, we'd have everyone
(Page four please)


Yet more


tweaking


needed


onfees

BY MICIHEL RINKER
Press Staff
Two months ago, when Baker
County commissioners gave final
approval to impact fees, they
thought it was just that final.
They found out differently at
their December 19 meeting.
First, representatives from the
Baker County Development Com-
mission objected to fees on indus-
trial buildings, saying they'll dis-
courage companies from locating
here.
Executive Director Ginger Bar-
ber said that if the industrial impact
fees had been in effect a few years
ago, "Wal-Mart [Distribution Cen-
ter] would be in Lake City today."
Second, commissioners learned
of a small discrepancy between its
impact fee ordinance and the one it
enacted on behalf of the school dis-
trict.
Each calls for a $1500 fee, but
they differ slightly on when the fee
is collected.
The county says it's due at the
time a builder applies for a permit;
the school district says it's due be-
fore the permit is issued.
Not much of a difference, but
one that must be corrected, accord-
ing to the board's lawyer.
Commissioners agreed that the
school board needs to redraw its or-
dinance to bring it into line with the
county's.
In the meantime, the laws must
be enforced as written.
The glitch affects,15 applica-
tions currently pending, according
to building official Bob Hathcox.
Commissioners instructed him
to tell those individuals that if they

(Page four please)


technology is available in new tracts


Glass fiber optic cables packing a punch through a tiny circumference as displayed next to human hand


and internet service companies owned by
the Texas-based Townes Communication
to offer the service.
It costs the same as the copper-based
lines available to other areas of Baker


County. For the time being, it will be
introduced only in "greenfield" areas,
subdivisions being built from the ground
up. The Macclenny-Glen area currently
has four such tracts on the drawing board.


Jared Bearden of the NEFCOM engineering
office says fiber optics are so advanced a single
strand can transmit 100 megabytes of data. With
copper, a single DSL (dedicated service line) has
a capacity of 1.5 megabytes.
"To give you a perspective, the fiber optic lines
we have leaving Baker County into Duval County
consist of an eight-strand service. Four of them
are in use and four are "redundant" (in reserve)
and those four handle all the communication leav-
ing here: phones, Internet service everything."
At places like Cypress Pointe, Greystone,
Rolling Meadows (off CR 23B) and Sands Pointe,
that means your home will be connected to the
outside world with a data capacity you're likely to
never need, or come close to needing.
The optics cost the same at installation ($9) and
monthly ($44.95 plus taxes) as copper DSL and
phone lines. They have the added advantage of
self-contained batteries that allow operation for an
extended period of time. That would come in
handy if the area took a direct hit from an Altantic
hurricane, for instance.
"We're doing this for what's coming down the
pike," explains Mr. Bearden. "The technology is
changing all the time and the fiber system is capa-
ble of handling anything we see down the road."







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spoke to the commission on behalf
of Mr. Griffis, who is his patient
and is married to his niece,
Dr. Dopson said he believes Mr.
Griffis suffers from Attention
Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder,
Amon.ig 1ih symptoms of AD-
HD, which is associated more
with children than adiilt,, are dis-
tractibility, impulsivity and rest-
lessness, according to the National
Institutes of Health,
SInimeimesa adults who seek
professional help for depression or
anxiety find that the root cause of
some of their emotional problems
is ADHD, They may have a histo-
ry of school failures or problems at
work, the NIH :!-. on its web site.
'Dr. Dopson acknowledged there
is no conclusive test for ADHD,
and admitted that the condition
could not explain all of Mr. Griff=
is' behavior, but nonetheless asked
commissioners to delay their deci=
sion for six months to see if med=
ietion would help.
C(,,mioi,>lofn-r RF0ltin4ioin dis=
counted the ADHD d@efnse, say=
ing that county l.pipuy\vls should-
n't suffer the eongsqucneg@ of Mr,
Oriffis' behavior, whether or not
it's caused by the condition.


"' Tax Collecto'fGefie'Harvey also
spoke, saying his dealings with
Mr. Griffis have been good, in-
cluding whenone of last year's
hurricanes caused flooding in the
tax collector's office.
Collector Harvey said he called
Mr. Griffis, who immediately had
a maintenance crew on the scene.
Mr. Harvey said that Mr. Griff-
is' wife Amy works for him. "I
don't know if that had any bearing
on it," he added,
After the speakers had finilheld.
Ms, Combs tried again to defend
Mr, Griffis,
"He has taken us great places in
the last two years," she said,
Mr. Robinson, however, saw
'line,,< diiielIc ill\.
"I for one am ready to fix this
iil i,-,in And the only way to fix
the situation is to terminate Jason
as county manager,"
Mr, Crews made the motion,
which Mr. Htillrcy seconded,
After the vote, Mr, Robinson
said, "Mr. Griffis, I would expect
your keys by 5:00 ihis afternoon,"
The :icciing. which began a
few minutes past .i10. was ad-
journed a link moit. than an hour
later,
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS, Thursday December 22, 2005 Page Three



card time! How officials handled the Grffis crisis


BY MICHAEL RINKER
Press Commentary
Now that county manager Jason
Griffis has been shown the door in a
highly public and detailed way, there's
probably no point in re-chewing that
cud.
We should, however, take a second
look at how county officials reacted to
the situation, which will have a symbol-
ic, as well as practical, effect on the fu-
ture of Baker County.
As more people, homes and business-
es continue to stream in, the old way of
doing things won't work.
In case you haven't noticed, it's al-
ready been happening. Ten years ago,
who'd have thought Macclenny would
have three coffee shops?
It will take new ways of thinking, a
broader and more varied perspective, to
make it work.
Somebody won't be getting or
keeping a job because he is third
cousin to the boss's wife or because 01'
Hank out in Taylor says he's a good ol'
boy.
What the commission did last week
says as much. Let's hope it's a trend.
Of course, not everyone was on
board with the decision and not just
the two commissioners who voted to
keep Mr. Griffis.
SWhat follows is one man's opinion on
how some of those involved should be
graded.
Alex Robinson (A+)
As chairman of the board, his han-
dling of the controversy was a case,
study in leadership.


It was he who first questioned the
high cell phone bills that Mr. Griffis had
asked taxpayers to pay.
Mr. Robinson then called an emer-
gency meeting when it became apparent
that Mr. Griffis lied about the hundreds
of additional calls being business-relat-
ed, and negative publicity began to
grow.
At the meeting, the chairman careful-
ly laid out the case for firing Mr. Griffis,
listing a series of known indiscretions as
well as a couple that occurred under the
radar.
As it turned out, it was much more
than just outrageous phone bills that
cost the county manager his job.
Mr. Robinson is a soft-spoken man,
but he left no doubt as to his resolve to
do what was best for the county.
Gordon Crews (A)
You might say Commissioner Crews
provided the muscle.
While the chairman was by necessity
clinical in his presentation of the facts,
Mr. Crews spoke with an edge in his
voice as he insisted "there comes a time
you have to draw a line... the misappro-
priation of funds, then lying about....
That's unacceptable to Gordon Crews."
In essence, he was the taxpayer's sur-
rogate, speaking with indignation about
another government official who ig-
nored his moral responsibility to the


people and treated the public coffers as
his personal ATM.
Mark Hartley (A-)
It was apparent going into the meet-
ing that Commissioner Hartley would
be the deciding vote. Given that mem-
bers in the each of the opposing camps
were so steadfast, it was easy to assume
Mr. Hartley was indecisive.
However, he immediately removed
any doubt that he had any doubt that Mr.
Griffis had to go.
His indignation was not as visceral as
Mr. Crews' was, but was unwavering.
I wondered whether he would change
his mind after Mr. Griffis' doctor said
his patient suffered from a psychologi-
cal disorder and asked the commission
to give him six months to allow medica-
tion to take effect.
He didn't, and rightly so.
Fred Raulerson (D)
One of the two votes against firing
Mr. Griffis, he favored a second chance,
but was not as insistent has he'd been
several days earlier.
At the commission's regular meeting,
perhaps sensing where things were
headed, he tried to calm the waters by
proposing commissioners meet with Mr.
Griffis to set goals and expectations.
The implication was that the manager
didn't receive enough direction, al-
though I don't think the commissioners


should have to tell him not to spend
money that wasn't his, and not to lie
about doing it.
Julie Combs (D-)
I like Commissioner Combs, so it
was doubly disappointing to see her act
as Mr. Griffis' apologist.
At one point, she tried to blame her-
self and by implication the other com-
missioners for his handling of the
phone bill fiasco.
SShe said she didn't sufficiently ques-
tion Mr. Griffis about the bills before ,
approving payment.
When the county manager says hun-
dreds of extra calls on his bill were re-
lated to business, you should be able to
believe him.

Others outside the county commis-
sion also played roles in the controversy.
Al Fraser (D-)
His finance department pays the
county bills, yet they did not have (or
would not provide) itemized copies of
the phone bills.
Other county officials' phone bills
were itemized and available, why
weren't Mr. Griffis'?
Gene Harvey (C-)
The Baker County tax collector
spoke glowingly of his dealings with
Mr. Griffis, particularly his prompt ac-
tion in sending county maintenance
workers to deal with flooding at the tax
collector's office.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't
that what a county manager is supposed
to do?
Mr. Griffis' wife works for Mr. Har-
vey, who allowed as how that may have


played a role in Mr. Griffis' prompt ac-
tion.
Gary Dopson (C-)
He's the mayor of Macclenny, but
spoke to the commission as Mr. Griffis'
doctor when he said his patient suffered
from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity.
Sensing how he may be coming
across, he said near the beginning of his
statement, "I guess this seems awful
convenient."
He said there's no test to confirm
ADHD.
Not only that, but the diagnosis
should be made by a clinician with ex-
pertise in the area of attention dysfunc-
tion, according to the National Institutes
of Health.
Mr. Griffis is married to Mr. Dop-
son's niece.
Awful convenient.
Gerald Dopson (F)
Another disappointment because I
like Mr. Dopson and think he's a decent
guy.
But as Macclenny city manager, he
tried to cover up for Mr. Griffis, his son-
in-law. Hundreds of those personal calls
were to Mr. Dopson's secretary.
Family is family, but instead of lying
to the people of Baker County, he
should have counseled Mr. Griffis to do
the right thing, which would have been
(a) to immediately own up to the per-
sonal calls and pay for them, or (b) ac-
knowledge is wrongdoing and resign
before drawing others into the storm.
Jason Griffis (F)
For the obvious reasons, of course,
but also for pulling others down with
.him.


County board's


gal; let's do it the


right way histime


IMPRESSIONS



Everybody, it seems, has an
opinion on the travails of Jason
Griffis, who was fired last week as
SBaker County manager. He had
. been on the job about 20 months,
and during the interim the positive
Things he did were overshadowed
by the negative.
Jason never seemed to get it: a
county manager is a public figure
and what he or she does both on
and off the job is everybody's busi-
ness.
That includes being at all the
night spots after-hours, asking the
County to repay a lunch bill in the
state capitol far above what is al-
lowed by policy and, ultimately,
running up a gigantic cell phone
bill and lying about the reason.
Funny how in the aftermath of
his firing, people are coming out of
the walls saying they opposed Mr.
Griffis' hiring in May, 2003 on the
basis of his involvement in the
beating death of Death Row in-
mate, a crime for'which he and oth-
ers were acquitted by a Bradford
County jury.
Funny how most of them kept
their opposition a secret, staying
mum until the most recent of
episodes involving the cell phone.
And on that point one has to
support Jason Griffis. He applied
for the job, along with several oth-
ers. He could hardly make a secret
of his involvement in the Valdez
killing and basically said to the
county commission: "Hey, I can do
this job and my past shouldn't be
an impediment."
Maybe yes, maybe no; but there
was no groundswell of opposition
on any front, and the commission
made its decision one it now
should regret.
No opposition until.now.
So, with the Jason Griffis Era
behind us, what Baker County
should be most concerned about is
where we go from here.
This time, the county commis-
sion should cast a much larger net
and see who's out there looking for
the challenges of managing a coun-
ty on the verge of a growth spurt.
We can be 99.9% sure the right
candidate is somebody we don't
.yet know.
If the commission is truly inter-
ested in "managing" it should look
for candidates with degrees in areas
like urban planning, public admin-
istration and growth management.
It should look for candidates with
experience in mid-level to large


counties, preferably in Florida, who
have verifiable track records and
references beyond reproach.
It's unlikely Baker County will
attract senior management from
larger counties. Candidates should
be drawn more easily from the
junior ranks, however, with experi-
ence under tried and true profes-
sionals.
Theoretically, they will bring
knowledge of matters we're just.
beginning to learn. The commis-
sion's job and that of other employ-
ees under its supervision will be to
teach them about Baker County.
Commissioners ideally would
find themselves in the role of stu-
dents when it comes to learning
what the candidate already knows
about county administration.
Commissioners then revert to the
role as teachers when it comes to
orienting the person to Baker
County.
Specifically, the county needs to
seek candidates with experience in
dealing with land developers and
homebuilders, in growth-oriented
zoning and preservation of reserves
safe from development, in depart-
mental management, Florida
statutes and long range planning.
The person should be people-
oriented and possess the skills
needed both to deal effectively with
local citizens and both state and
area agencies. The person should
be someone who represents Baker
County to the outside world with-
out us having to worry about doing
something to embarrass us.
Finally, county commissioners
should cast off the failed policy of
hiring!someone on the basis of
"control." Skip the politics this
time and make the choice on the
basis of what that person can bring
to Baker County, even if he or she'
were to stay only 5-7 years.
In fact, it may be wise to select a
candidate or his or her way up; that
way we insure they are perfor-
mance-oriented.
Or they may just like it here
enough to stay.
I And lastly, start the search now.
Events are starting to move pretty
fast, and 2006 will be a year we
need someone in charge of the
administrative details.
Put it out on the Internet, and see
what's out there.


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*The spo St. Nick


THE BACK

PORCH


In 1843,,"A Christmas Carol"
by Charles Dickens was published.
It became tremendously popular
and although,Dickens would write
many other stories with a Yuletide
athejne,.none:of them 'captivated the
puibic in theAl same way ,as "A
Christmas Carol."
People were fascinated with the
appearance of the spirit of Bob
Marley suffering the consequences
of the afterlife and of the ghosts of
Christmas Past, Christmas Present
and Christmas Yet-To-Come.
I never paid much attention to
this story. With all the life-affirm-
ing activity going on during the
Christmas season-decorating,
shopping, holiday music, traveling.
cooking, parties, gift-giving and the
myriad of twinkling lights that
seem to be everywhere, it's diffi-
cult to associate Christmas with the
presence of ghosts.
Yet, some years ago as Christ-
mas was approaching, I witnessed a
ghostly spectacle that still sends a
tingle along my spine when I
remember it. It happened in the art
museum where I had recently gone
to work.
One of my favorite paintings in
the museums' renaissance collec-
tion is "The Visit of Saint Nich-
olas." The man who became
known as Saint Nicholas was a
bishop who lived in Turkey in the
4th Century. He was in the habit of
giving gifts to people in need, usu-
ally leaving them late at night to,
keep his identity a secret. He was
later canonized a saint and became
Sthe patron of many groups, espe-
cially children.


The painting depicts the sadness
of a father and his three daughters
who cannot marry because the fam-
ily is too poor to afford the girls'
dowries;
Unbeknownst to them, Saint
Nicholas has pushed three large
Balls of gold-one for each
girl-through a small window in the
front door of their home. The cus-
tom of putting oranges in
Christmas stockings, a once com-
mon practice, is symbolic of the
.gold balls and generosity -of'bf
Saint Nicholas.
Now for the spooky part.
The gallery lights where the
painting once hung were all a sin-
gle bank of spotlights that shine on
various paintings on the gallery
walls. When you flip the switch all
lights come on or go off. There are
no individually wired lights.
The security guard opened the
door one morning to find a single
light on in the dark gallery. He
noticed that, the switch was in the
off position.
How was this possible?
Later when the rest of us


painting

arrived, we noted with interest that
the spotlight was shining on one
painting "The Visit of Saint
Nicholas." The single light shining
when all other lights were off and
the main power switch in the off
position was strange enough.,
Then someone realized that
day's date, December 6th, is a holy
day in Europe the feast day of
Saint Nicholas.
A coincidence? You be the
judge.
'It was fascinating and more than
a bit creepy. When this incident
occurred, the museum was located
in an historic house said to be
haunted. The experience was
enough to make me stop and think.
twice.
So now, along with the presents
under the 'tree and the cookies and
hqt cocoa left for Santa, I bang a
stocking with a few treats for any
spirits that might find their way
into my living room. I don't want
any rattling of chains in my house
on Christmas eve.
Merry Christmas to all...and
especially to the ghosts.


Commends commissioners who

voted in the county's best interest


Dear Editor:
I would like to comend County
Commission Chairman Alex Rob-
inson, and Commissioners Gordon
Crews and Mark Hartley for their
decision in last Thursday's emer-
gency meeting on the welfare of
Baker County.
I believe that former County
Manager Jason Griffis should pay
back:all (phone bill) overages prov-
en to be, other than official county
business.
As a Baker County taxpayer, I
shouldn't have to pay for anyone's


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personal phone calls. It makes me
wonder: with all the time Mr.
Griffis spent on the county's cell
phone engaged in personal calls,
who was actually taking care of
county business?
And are we safe in assuming
that personal phone calls were the
only deviations from protocol?
It is unethical for someone in the
position of county manager to be so
self-serving and irresponsible. That
position requries someone who is a
good role model for the county, and
has the county's best interest at
heart and not a personal agenda.
Hopefully, this action will rein-
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leaders and serve notice to anyone
contemplating a 'less than honor-
able action. Baker County citizens
will not tolerate anything less than
the best.
DWIGHT "BUD" RHODEN
Sanderson
(The letter writer noted that he is the son of
former clerk to the commission Suzanne
Rhoden, who resigned earlier this year
amid allegations that she absconded with
money from the county's animal control
department. She was never prosecuted.)


GOP dub


successful

first year

Dear Editor:
In October, an article about the
county commission appeared in
your paper announcing the forma-
tion of an all-volunteer board to
address the multitude of zoning use
changes.. .
I immediately e-mailed all the
commissioners, as well as the
county manager, expressing my
desire to be considered, and includ-
ed a resume. I was never contacted
or even acknowledged.
When I followed up, I was dir-
ected to (planning and zoning
chief) Cathy Rhoden who had been
given a copy of my e-mail by our
former county manager or one of
the commissioners. She advised the
agency had, been chosen one
member by each commissioner.
There was, however, an alternate
position yet to be filled, and she
asked if I'd be interested. With
over 30 years working for a For-
tune 500 company, as well as an
advanced degree from the Univer-
sity of North Florida, I was insulted
by the situation!
I'also spoke with two com-
missioners who advised they were
glad to see my interest in the board,
but neither acknowledged receiving
my previous correspondence. My
qualifications probably outstrip
each of these hand-picked folks,
which probably included at least a
couple of "good old boys" or elect-
ed officials' relatives. I never saw
an official announcement in the
Press listing who was chosen.
Zoning changes in Baker Coun-
ty can mean the difference between
order and chaos- just look at some
of our neighboring counties that
have undergone rapid growth. It
will be interesting to observe how
our hand-picked buddies steer Bak-
er County.
Will this be just another way to
place buddies and relatives into
well-paying county jobs through
the back door? We'll see.
PATRICIA A. COLLIER
Macclenny
(The writer is correct. The names of the
newly formed Local Planning Agency were
included in an article scheduled to run in
the December 8 edition, but were deleted
because of space sorry. They are: Derek
Harvey, Wesley Mobley, Jack Baker, James
Bennett andAmy Rios.)


Quick recovery by BCSO


Dear Editor:
The night of Sunday, December
11, unknown parties stole five piec-
es of Christmas yard decorations
from the front of our home.
When we discovered it Monday
morning we called the sheriff's
department to file a report. A very
mannerly deputy, Garrett Bennett,
responded.


On Tuesday we received a call
from the sheriff's department tell-
ing us our property was retrieved.
By Wednesday, all pieces were
back in their places.
We commend the sheriff's staff
for so courteously and promptly at-
tending to the restoration of our
property.
property.CLIFF AND SHIRLEY PADGEIT
Macclenny







THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, December 22, 2005 Page Four


Replacement; board awaits '06


Tweaking is

needed on

impact fees...

(From page one)
wait until the ordinance is rewrit-
ten with some sort of grandfa-
thering accommodation they
won't have to pay $1500.
If they can't wait an estimated
one month, they'll have to pay.
In regard to the industrial im-
pact fee, the commission agreed to
a workshop to discuss the matter.
As it stands, the fee is $1800
per 1000 square feet.
The first business to be affected
by the fee is Hanson Roof Tile,
which plans to build a 120,000-
square-foot facility near Sander-
son.
The impact fee would be $216,-
000, although Ms. Barber said the
de elopment commission will re-
imburse the company, then get the
county commission to pay that
amount back to the development
board.
Ms. Barber arid Chairman Dar-
rell Register represented the devel-
opment commission.
The\ propose the impact fee be
cut to S11100 per 1000 square feet,
and that businesses planning to
build more than 20,000 square feet
should be allowed to apply for a
\aiver of the fee if they meet cer-
tain criteria
It must be a private sector man-
ufacturer or distributor (no retail or
service industries) and must in est.
more than $2 million in its facili-
ties.
It must hire at least 30 employ-
ees within one year and pay an av-
erage wage 15 percent higher that
the county average.
The reasoning is that the busi-
ness will offset its negative impact
on the county by providing a sig-
Snificant number of high pay ing
jobs; and by paling substantial ad
valorem taxes on its facility.
As a -stop gap" measure, the
board must approve each applica-
tion for a fee waive.
Under those'criteria. Hanson
SIould not~a\' been assesCted an
impact fee because it is spending
$24 million on its facility and ex-
pects to produce an. estimated 81
-jobs.

Arrested after

Sx profane refusal
A 19-year-old Sanderson resi-
dent ended up in county jail for
disorderly conduct after she pro-
fanelt refused to exit her aunt's
car in the jail parking lot.
The incident took place about
S: 5:00 pm on December IS and re-
sulted in the arrest of Nancy
Paulette Barton. who had refused
to lea\e a vehicle belonging to her
S aunt Beatrice Thrift of Macclenni.
Cpl James Parham III said Ms.
Barton cursed at him several times
w hen he asked her to get out of the
vehicle, and he forcible removed
her from it.
An attempt \3as to be made
Searly this %week to get NMs. Barton
into drug treatment by court order.


(From page one)
and his brother applying," Mr.
Robinson said.
Mr. Griffis was making $50,000.
after two years in the position.
None of the commissioners ad-
mitted to having specific individu-
als they'd like to see apply for the


Deputies grow out beards and raise money for shelter
Though clean shaven now, these 13 Baker County deputies recently sported some unfashionable beard growths in late November for a very
good cause. The Hubbard House's annual fundraiser,where' the deputies pay to grow beards amassed over $200 f6ir Ith,: sheer The money
was donated at a December 16 m acting to Hubbard House representative Rhonda Funk. The c,.,iribhitiiin dcepitIrcs wIo Billy Miller, Mike
Logel, Thomas Dyal, Randy Davis, Tony \'uriain, T7.,m Hcppnra Curtis Ruise, Steve Hari, i, ,tIke Crc. s. BIn lilndei ,)i, Jen' Raaihr son.
Jimmy Stalknacker andBradDoughtn ir Tl- Hlhbard HoSui a* s'i's; abused and battered i,,:r.mi:n i ihel Ja.sclnh i/c aic.i
PHOTO B. L I.', BEi- Bfi lf.i '


Local awersseekingudgeship..


(From page one)
gram for abused.and neglected
children.
In 2004, Ms. Rosier was presi-
dent of the Florida School Board
Attorney's Association. She has
been active in a number of civic
organizations in both Bradford and
Baker counties.
Ms. Rosier's desire to replace
Judge Sanders has been an open
secret for se eral years. Mr. Bes-
singer's entrr into the running \was
a bit of a surprise.
The former officer in the
Nat 's nuclear submarine service,
he received his undergraduate
degree from ULF as did Ms. Rosier.
"I made the decision recently
that nobody\ in the circuit's outly-
ing county was in the running for
this office and perhaps it was time
to put my name in," said Mr. Bes-
singer, who is married to the for-
mer Janice Baker of Macclenny, a
law yer and special hearing officer..

Firearms worth
$4225 maybe
,.Tmissing 1 year
There are several suspects in
the theft of nine firearms valued at,
$4225 from the home of Thomas
Rhoden off Miltondale Road in
MNacclernns.
Nr. Rhoden reported the loss on
December 16 and speculated some
of the thefts could hjac occurred
as long as a Y-ear ago. He had last
seen one of the missing pistols on
a dresser three %weeks prior.
He told police sev eral persons
had access to the interior of the
home during that time period, and
police are expected to question
them.
In other thefts. Brenda Acerso
told police on December -1 an
indil idual \ ho cleaned her \ chicle
ma\ be responsible for stealing
$198 in cash from three envelopes.
NMs. Acers identified Marion
Tisdale of Sanderson as the person
\ ho picked up her vehiclee from
the Macclenn\ Moose Lodge. The
envelopes were under a seat cush-
ion.


He said in his Gainesville inter-
view earlier this month he would
establish an office in Macclenny
should he be appointed, and re-
quest assignments in the Baker,
Biadford. Union count\ axis.
Ms. Rosier also believes her
roots in the northern sector of the,
six count\ Eighth Circuit \ill aid
in her being considered for the:
bench.
Most of the circuit judges are
based in and li\e in the Gaines\ille
area, and often assignments to the
bench in Baker Count\ are not
considered choice.


Judge Da\ id Giant. serving his
first term in the circuit, sits on the
criminal bench in Baker Count\
and has often said he eagerly
sought the assignment. He likes in
High Springs w est of Gaines- ille.
Judge Sanders likewise has
maintained a long term presence
on the Baker Count\ bench, most-
I1 on the ci il bench in recent
years.
'He announced retirement sever-
al %weeks ago and has been a cir-
cuit judge since 1981. Before that
he \'as Bradford Count\ judge
from 1973.


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They also said they haven't
been approached by anyone inter-
ested in the job or suggesting,
someone else.
"I've lad one person tell me we
should go outside the county," Ms.
Combs said. "Two people told me
we have plenty of qualified people
in the county."


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, December 22, 2005 Page Five


A Lehigh Acres, Fla. man who
appeared to be engaged in "inter-
pretive ballet dancing" while in
the middle of US 90 during a rain-
storm was arrested the evening of
December 17 for disorderly intoxi-
cation.
Deputy Alison Tomlinson said
K- Kir Bfk ik(Dca, to bec
dancing in the' 'eVind ldane of
Macclenny's do- ntown thorough-
fare when she arrived at the scene
about 8:00 pm.
That evening northeast Florida
was soaked with more than four
inches of rain, some of it in heavy
downpours. The officer noted it
was raining heavily at the time.
,Mr. Banks appeared unsteady
on his feet, and told Deputy Tom-
linson he was attempting to flag
down assistance to jump start his
car at nearbN Mac's Liquors.
'He said he was looking for
Work while staving at the Econ-
olodge and had several drinks in


River group

selects our to

Govern in 06
The St. Mlars River Manage-
Sment Committee installed a new
' slate of officers for 2006 at its
meeting held at White Oak Con-
servation Center on December 5.
The\ are Jim Wildes of Cam-
---den County. Georgia co-chair;
Winifred Stephenson of Nassau
County, treasurer; Melinda Gran-
lund of the St. Johns River Water
Management District, secretary "
and Dean Woehrle of Nassau
County. Florida co-chair.
The committee consists of
elected officials and appointed
volunteers who seek local man-
agement of the river. It also serves
as a, public forum for St. Marys
River issues and ad. ises the coun-
ty commissions of Nassau and
Baker counties in Florida and
Camden and Charlton counties in
Georgia.


Press Advertising
Deadline
4 pm Monday


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CourLt approved
parenting- class & certificate:
same morning.

Last Saturday of each month
starting 1,' 28/'06 in 'Macclenny.

800-76748193
(AJso offered in Gainesville)


his room before driving over to the
lounge, where he consumed sever-
al more. :
The officer, several times.of-
fered to arrange for a ride back to
the motel, but noted Mr. Banks
became abusive and insisted he be
allowed to re-start his car and re-
turn ito i'ei moiel hin-,clf.- '
'... ne-xas insrea,'rrestea ana:
taken to county jail to spend.the,(
night. :


Three in shoplift attempt


Business students make the

holidays brighter for families
The Future Business Leaders of America club (top photo) at Baker
County High School began taking up collections three weeks ago for a
single mother and her four children. All grades participated by bring-
ing in Christmas presents including toys and clothes. The items were
donated to the Community Action Agency (CAA) on December 15 to
be distributed. Pictured above (l-r) are Haley Thorn, Porsha Jefferson
and Samantha Nolan. On December 16, the Bisiruneis Academy at
Baker High also donated C/iriias gifts to a single ai;,lhhr ,iid her
four boys via the CAA. Students brought a multitude of presents and
clothes for the family over a three iicci p, io.:l. Pictured are. (l-,-left
photo) Vivian Sikes, Claudette Gray of the CAA and Betty Tai\ lk,; a
Business Academy sponsor Both business groups also'insured each
family ,%orJ get a Christmas dinner as ,,ill JIa/i gift certificates to
local supermarkets.
SPNios .Y LAURA BrIl BRINliR


NO"

) Tax Impact of Valu


County of Baker
Members
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A trio of suspects fled the Mac-
clenny Wal-Mart after a botched
shoplifting attempt the afternoon
of December 14.
A shopper observed a black
male attempting to pull a lawn
mower through a hole that had ear-
lier been cut in a chain-link fence
outside the garden center of the
store on South 6th.
The suspect apparently saw he
was being watched and fled; he is
believed to be the same person in a
surveillance video seen jumping
into a waiting brown car occupied
by a black female outside the
store.
The same tape earlier shows
two male suspects exit a newer
model maroon Ford Explorer with
bolt cutters and snip the hole in the
fence. Another witness, who
works at the store, told police she.
observed one of the males place
four items from the electronic de-
partment into a shopping cart.
He pushed the cart to the end of
another aisle and'abandoned it
there.
A license number on the car ob-
tained by an employee was not
registered on the state's motor
vehicle computer.
Earlier that afternoon,; Clinton.
Farmer, 41, of Jackson~ ille was
arrested for drinking a bottle of
wine in the men's rest room of the
Winn-Dixie store on South 6th.
The suspect fled on foot from
the store when pursued bN manag-
er Tom Debruhl, who saw him
take the un-purchasedJ wine into
the bathroom about 3:00.


TICE

e Adjustment Board


Ta< Year 2005
of The Board


H:nrorat le o'ULUUl i. w. : H:,.,rri:.le id[ fdi L .lxt.
Board of County Commissioners Disilrcl I j : 3 E'3rd ,:,1 C:.-uri, I r:,m soners Disi.:.;l r J

Honorable Julie Combs ,' ,,- H ,:,atL, Paul Raulerson _
Board o Counry Commissioners Disiricl Nlo 1 : School Boai,. lrirC Ih: 4 _-_i _

Honorable Karen MlcCollum
School Board isiicl 3 .

The Value Adjustment Board meets each ,ear to hear pe!itions and rernder decisions relating to ad valoren ita.
assessments, exemptions, tax deferrals, and classifications

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I Ilt luIwini ly taUe summarizesliL tills yead. s actuLIn Uy Ilt: Uoar. .

Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 ; Columin 6


Type I lumber of Total tlnumber ol Tolal Ilumber Reduction Shift in
;of. Eemption Number of Assessments of Reques in Taxable ., Tax
'Property Requests Exemption Reduced by lor Value Due, Dollars ,
Granted by Requests The Board Assessment 'to Board
the Board Reductions Action

Residential


Commercial


Industrial and
Miscellaneous

Agricultural or
Classified use

Business"', .' ... .
Machine/ and
EquipFent 0 1 0 0

Vacant Lots
and Acreage


TOTALS 0 1 0 0


,All taxpayers should be aware that board actions which reduce'taxable value causetax rates.
applicableto all property to be proportionally higher. "::

, questions s coocerping.the actions taken by this Board may be addressed to the chairperson or clerk at the following
jtle'phbneri'umb6rs: :

Chairperson -" Julie Combs 259-3613
S .,, Name Phone
A' .. .

Clerk ... '..-.. Al''raset- 259-6293
..... Name Phone


Deputy Mike Lagle confronted
Mr. Farmer running northbound
down the middle of busy 6th St.
"Some white guy is chasing
me," replied the suspect when quer-
ied as to why he was running in
the roadway.



More cases o

decoration theft

The latest criminal mischief fad
consists of stealing Christmas dec-
orations from front yards, so far
confined to the Macclenny area.
Three more cases were reported
to the sheriff's department the past
week, and a single case the week
before was previous reported.
The newest incidents were at
the homes of Tammara Lambert
on Mulberry St. decorations val-
ued at $115. An estimated $100
worth were taken from the Clif-
ford Padgett residence off St.
Maiy's Circle (see letter to editor,
page three), and from the resi-
dence of Leona Carver off Wolfe
Dr. in south Macclenny.
The items in most of the cases
were recovered and returned to
owners.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 02-2005-CA-0189
DAVID T Y'LREBROCUGH AND DANA M.
YARBOR'UGCH r..s .oe
Plaintiff,
vs.
RALPH C. EPPERSON, and if deceased, his
heirs, assigns, widow, devisee, graniree. credi-
t)rs or ir.er pan'es claim ,ri irr..u.iOn by under
or against him,
Deferari -
SNOTICE OF ACTION
TO: RALPH C EPPERSOTI
:YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Suii ic Ouii Ttii
Under Adierse' Possession has -eer. i.ie .:.rn re
follw'r," des.:',t.ed p,'oc'ert, "
Lot 15, Block 3, Turkey Creek Retreat. Inc .
Unit 2, according to plat thereof recorded in
Plat Book 2, page 46 of the public records of
Baker County, Florida.
.You are required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, i .ar,, ic r,-:. i, n.- on r e P,Ii:r.
er's Attorney wrse, narrme ano ae'i .i ,. HUGH
D. FISH, JR., at P.O. Box 531, Macclenny,
Florida 32063 or, or tieli.r January 9 D:606 anri
ile iri 1igr13a1 ,I"r, I ric C.ler 0 C..unu clvr.,r t.e.
role ser.ice o' tir i:II,:,n' r 5. s Orin;:, .r Timre. ..
diately -r,iereaher oir.eri-,se a S.umrr ary Final
Judgemern .:rlll b enrei.i lor Ir.e riEht E rr. d 3rnn .
ed in the pelrior,,
WITNESS my hand and Seal of this Court :.r.
this 7th day of December, 2005.
1i -V 't ,,r. ,C- ,:,un .


as DEpui, Cier"
Hugh D. Fish Jr.
PO Box 531
Macclenny, FL 32063
12'15.1 5c


INt THE CACIRCUT C:RT O OF THE.:..
6TH .ujDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA..;
I;N 4ND FOR BAKER COUNTY,
C-SEiE NC 05.CA.0069
WASHINGTON. MUJTULL BANK, F;A., SUC-
CESc..HI Irr rjTERE' T TO HOMESIDE LEND-
ING, INC.
Plaintiff,
vs.
LiNCE C: Jl:, iSONAri ELORA F .
JOHtnrOr r ,,ls.aie BOKER COUNTY, UNION
COUNTT' CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
UNION CO:,utri UrjKlO-WINj PARTIES INI
POSSES'Sil S a UIINKtiOWi4N I:ARTIES IN
'OSSESilON a?2 I i... rng and all unlmon par.
:"es clarr.n.l a ,d inr,-,uri un-ier anrd a rgaiiSl rie
above named deleniarils) wro are nor known 10
Oe eaed r ai, e ,nr,eir.ri a.ad urniwr, panes
mra, c:iam an irniere as. sp:uJei neirs Cde.
.lseC, r. lesices i ojir ,ec -i3,rnarI
Deler,,ar,ts
AMENDED NOTICE OF'SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GI.'EN tursuarnl lo 3i ,
order resrineduri : ing ,rcre ci-iure saie daed Dc-
cemrber 8 201' 5 enier, er n .'.,I Cais N:, '05.CA.
0369 ocl Ire C.'.:u.l CCun rl iore 6int Judi:,,al Cr.:uI
,rn .nd I, Bae,' CCournt, Florida, wherein WASH-
INGTOIr MUTUAL BtiUK F A., SUCCESSOR IN
INTEREST TO HOMESIDE LENDING, INC.,
piarnil and LArnCE C JOHNSON'AND DELORA
D. JOHNSON, HIS WIFE are defendantss, I will
5i11 1. I e, i highesl and betl bidetr r casn C lA
THE EAST DOOR OF THE BAKER COUNT,'
",. COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 339 EAST MAC.
CLENNY AVENUE. MACCLENNY. BAKER'
COUNTY FLORIDA AT 11 00 AM Januan, 11.
2006, the Iollow.ng des':rbed propeny as sei lonh
S,n said Final Judgem-ent lro-iNI
A portion of Section 36, Township 2
Soutn, Range 21 East, Baker County,
Florida, and being more particularly
described as follows: Commence at .
the Intersection of the North line of :
Madison Street, a 66 foot right-of-way,
also common with the north city limits
lnie of the town of Glen St. Mary, with
the Easterly line of Clinton Avenue, a .
66 foot right-of-way, and thence run
North 1 degree 59 minutes 00 seconds
West, along the said Easterly line, a
distance of 150.00 leet to the point of
beginning; thence continue along said
Easterly line North 1 degree 59 min- -.
utes, 00 seconds west, a distance of
S150.00 feet; thence run North 88 de-
grees 03 minutes 05 seconds East, .-
now departing said Easterly line, a dis-
tance of 125.00 feet; thence run South
S1 degree 59 minutes 00 seconds East,
a distance of 150.00 feet; thence run
South 88 degrees 03 minutes 05 sec-
onids West, a distance of 125.00 feet to
the point of beginning. The lands dp-
scribed are the same lands intended to
be described in Official Records Book
264, page 71 of the public records of
Baker County, Florida and Is the same
property described as: Lots 3 and 4,
block 79, In the town of Glen St. Mary,
Florida, as per plat of said town on file
in the office of the clerk of Circuit
Court of Baker County, Florida.
DATED at Macclenny, Floria, this 9n day ol ..
December. .
AI Fraser ."
Clerk of Courts
By: Jamie Crews
As Deputy"Clerk
'SHAPIRO & FISHMAN
05-66829T
Woodland Corporate Center
4505 Woodland Corporate Blvd.
Suite 100
Tampa; Florida 33614
Telephone- (813) 880-8888
12/15-22c


Notice of Public Hearing by
the Board of County Commissioners
of Baker County, Florida
Notice is hereby given that the Board of
County Commissioners of Baker County, Florida,
will conduct a public hearing and adoption of the
proposed Ordinance whose title herein after
appears, on Tuesday, January 3, 2006 commenc-
i.g at 6 00 pm at 55 North Third Street,
Macclerny Florida. A copy of the proposed-
Ordnance may be inspected by any member of
the public at the office of the Clerk of the Circuit
i Court in the Baker County Courthouse in
Macclenny, Florida. On the date above men-
tioned, all interested parties may appear and be
heard with respect to this proposed Ordinance.
Ordinance 2006-
An ordinance of the Board of County
Commissioners of Baker County,
Florida, amending Article X, Sections
10.01.06 and 10.03.01 of the Baker
County Land Development Regula-
tions to provide for the appointment of
alternates to the Baker County Land
Planning Agency and requiring that
appeals of Land Planning Agency rul-
ings be heard in the Circuit Court of
Baker County; providing for severabili-
ty; and providing an effective date.
12/22c

HIGGINBOTHAM'S TOWING & RECOVERY
.O. BOX 1120,US 90 WEST
GLEN ST. MARY, FL. 32040-1120
Phone (904) 259-4375 FAX (904) 259-6146
The following vehicle will be sold at public
auction January 6, 2006 at 10 am, at Higginboth-
am's Towing & Recovery, US 90 West, Glen St.
Mary, FL. 32040.
2000 Ford Explorer
VIN# 1 FMZU72X9YZB59701
12!22c


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT INTHE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO.: 02-2004-CA-0101
BOMBARDIER CAPITAL INC., a Massachu-
setts Corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ROBERT DALE CASTLEBERRY, KAREN
.ANNE CA.STLEBERR'r' ANY UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTiSI a'. 3 ar,, uri c,,./.n heirs, devisees,
grantees, assigns, lienors, creditors, trustees, or
others claiming by, through, under and against of
any of the above named or described defendants,
Defendants
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant toa Sum-
mary Finai .iul.eiTn ri eii n lered nr, D-.:.,T,0l,;ri 6
2005, in ir-e at.:.. i r,le.3 C. ,I A,:lnr ,tr ie Cr.
cult Coul .rn arn I.r B.'-. r :C.-,unr,, Flo.r.,a .in
which Rc.iena Dal-i Ci r5si.lcrr, ar ri,',', nnr.r.e
Castleberry, are the Defendants and Bombardier
Capital, Inc., is the Plaintiff, I will sell to the high-
erci r or .'.. lr, i lir,. Fr.:.ri St .p: .:.t ire Bai r
C oujri, I j unlr,.,,,j: i ':` E : t i .t.r.,:lEnr r,,
Macclenny FL j'jij. l i 1 j1 .ci,:-.,: aT r, inr.
11th day .:l i ,anu r 2006. ir, le :l:..,r,, d -.
scribed real pr-.pren, -e:i i ,nr, in tr, i-n i |u'r -.
ment:
Parcel D
Part of Government Lot 5, Section 25,
Township 2 South, Range 20 East.
Baker County. Florida, being more par-
ticularly described as follows: for
point of reference commence at the
Northwest corner of said Section 25,
thence run South 00 11'13" West.
a long the' West line of'sald Section 25,
Sa distance of 36.09 feet to the South
right-of-way line of County Road No.
S-124, said South right-of-way line be-
ing in a curve concaved Nonhwesterly
having a raaius of 11.499.16 feel:
thence run along ana around saoi
South right-of-way line, a chord bear-
ing ana distance ol, North 86'45 58
East, 303.63 leet to the terminus of
said curve; thence run North 86;00 35
East along said South right-of-way
line, a distance ol 315.42 feel, thence
run South 00'07'58 West. a distance
of 346.15 feet: thence run Soulh
86'00 35 West, a distance of 31542
feel, thence run North 00:07 58 East,
a distance of 346.15 feet to the point of
beginning
And which has the address fo:13608
County Road 124, Sanderson, FL
32087.
Together with that certain manufac-
turea home more specifically de-
scribed as- 2000 Bellcrest Power-
house. Serial #GBHMN53666 and cur-
rent and future accessions, acces-
sories, attachments, appliances, fur-
nishings and additions to the collater-
al..


DATED Deembe.r 9. 2005.



HIDAY & RICKE, P.A.
PO Box 550858 *
Jacksonville, FL 32255
12/15-22c


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


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIA L CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
B4KER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
S'CASE tO 2005-CA-84
S'WASHINGTON MUTUAL BAlNK, F.A.,
.Plaintiff,
MELBAE GROOVER ETAL,
OeDernarnts
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated
:December 8. 2005 and eritered in Case No.
2005-CA.4 o ihe Circuit Court of the Eighth Ju-
dicial Cr.;uii i n aji-d tor eBacr County, Florida
wnereir Wasnhngton Mutual Banl F.A., is the
planirlf a-na Meltr E Grc,.:'..r are the defen-
dants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the front door of the Baker County Court-
house at.11 00 arr, on the 11th day of January,
2006 Ihe iolloing described property as set forth
in said Fnral JuagemenI
Commence at the Northwest corner of
the Northeast 1,'4, Section 7, Township
S 3 South, Range 22 East and run thence
South.02 degrees 02 minutes 34 sec-
onds East along the West line of said
Northeast 1/4, 309.94 feet; thence
South 88 degrees 57 minutes 06 sec-
onds East, 565.52 feet to the point of
beginning; thence continue South 88
Degrees 57 minutes 06 seconds East,
168.48 feet; thence South 02 degrees
02 minutes 34 seconds East, 150.00
feet to the North right of way line of a
50.00 foot road; thence North 88 de-
grees 57 minutes 06 seconds West
along the North right of way.line,
168.48 feet; thence North 02 degrees
02 minutes 34 seconds West, 150.00
feet to the point of beginning.
A/K/A 5919 Acre Road, Macclenny, FL.
32063
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this
Court on December 9, 2d05.
Al Fraser
Clerk of Courts
By: Jamie Crews
As Deputy Clerk
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Deputies continue arrest

of motorists with licenses

suspended multiple times


County deputies continue ar-
resting motorists on Baker County
roadways driving with licenses
suspended, in one recent case eight
times.
SA summary:
/ James Wolfe, 55, seen in his
Honda SUV following a tip, ar-
rested the afternoon of December
15 at his home off Jule Road in
Macclenny.
Mr. Wolte sped up when De-
puty Curtis Ruise got behind him,
and fled the vehicle into his home
after turning into his driveway. He
was questioned, then arrested
when a computer check revealed
an eight-time suspension.
V Jerry Wilkerson, 29, of Glen
St. Mary, stopped by Deputy Ben.
Anderson or. Glen Nursery Road
just after midnight on December
18. He also accelerated when the
officer got behind him and was
charged with resisting arrest.
Mr. Wilkerson's license has
been suspended six times.
v/Deputy Darrin Whitaker stop-
ped Johnnie Carter, 24, of Mac-
clenny the evening of December
15 because he was aware of a pre-


vious license suspension.
The incident report notes Mr.
Carter is designated an habitual
offender but does not indicate the
number of suspensions.
v Marcus Wilcox, 22, was stopped
in north Macclenny by Deputy
Brad Dougherty while following
his wife after an alleged domestic
violence incident in Jacksonville
the afternoon of December 16
His license has been suspended
three times.
N The same officer stopped a
vehicle driven by Kevin Wilker-
son, 28, of Macclenny near US 90
and CR 250A east of Olustee on
December 12.
Mr. Wilkerson's license has
been suspended three times, twice
for drunk driving. He was also
charged % ith misdemeanor posses-
sion of marijuana.
The following morning Deputy
Dougherty stopped James E\ ans,
34, of Lake Cit for speeding on
US 90 near the T-10 interchange
west of Sanderson.
:A computer check turned up
five previous suspensions of Mr.
Evans' license, one of them for a
DUI in Pennsylvania.


Glen man burlaried

homes of his relatives


A Glen St. Mary man arrested
two weeks ago is linked to a series
of home burglaries in the neigh-
borhoods around his residence off
Crews Road, most of them rela-
tives.
In addition, local in% estigators
and Jacksonville police implicated
another fi\e persons, all from
Jacksonville on a variety of drug
charges, the result of tracking
down property stolen in the local
cases.
Charged with multiple burglar-
ies and grand theft is Sonny Ray
Eyans. 30, who livesoff-,OQakwbod.
Terrace north of Glen.


Burglars hit

eight vehicles

at-Wal-Mart
Someone conducted a large-
scale raid on eight parked employ-
See vehicles ai the Wal-Mart Distri-
bution Center east of Macclenny
during the evening shift on Dec-
ember 13.
The sheriff's department esti-
mates property ranging from tool
boxes to women's purses to cash
%%as taken before 11:00 pm when
employees leaving work discov-
ered the burglaries.
Estimated worth of the stolen
property was $2140.
S Victims included David Leo-
nard and James Hosier of Mac-
clenn.; Jason Byrd of Baldwin;
Riley Mobley and James Monds of
Glen St. Mary; Ben Wessels, Jon-
athan Ste\ens and Horace Pittman
of Jacksonville and Daniel Harney,
no address listed.
Windows were broken out to
gain entry to many of the vehicles,
and Deputy Ben Anderson noted
That moisture prevented lifting of
fingerprints.
One of ihe victims found a
flashlight in his vehicle that could
have belonged to a burglar. It was
placed into evidence.
Poor lighting rendered a sur-
veillance video scanning the large
parking lot of little value.

Member Griffis,
board certified
Dean Griffis of Glen St. Mary
recently became the third member
of the Baker County School Board
to be certified by the state board
association.
Mr. Griffis completed 96 hours
of training in 11 areas to earn the
distinction. Other certified mem-
bers are Patricia Weeks and Paul
Raulerson: the board's newest
member. Karin McCollum, is in
the process of being certified.
The Baker County board is des-
ignated a certified board, one of
only ten in Florida, because the
majority of its members have com-
pleted the course.


The first occurred in early Nov-,
ember at the home of his brother
and neighbor Timothy Evans. The
slightly builtsuspect alleged\
entered through an air condition-
ing duct under the residence and'
took two shotguns \ valued at $950.,
The guns were traced this
month to a suspect on Jackson-
ville's westside and he admitted
buying them from Mr. E ans and:
re-selling them. The\ were later
recovered.
About the same time, the sus-
pect allegedly stole a rifle and
...-,,shpgun from,.Edcwarq Pearl off
S;' o ocl' Rad. ":, Ro .. hi re i-
dence. He entered'throueh j rear
window in a lii ing room.
hose guns were later traced to
Jacksonville \where the\ had been
re-sold.
Sheriff's in\ estigators said the
: suspect t% ice entered a shed be-
hind the Pearl residence and took a
riding lawn mo\~ er and motorc\ -
cle. He is also accused of sealing
a television and computer printer
from his mother.


Complaints against 2 involved in knife fight


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Criminal complaints for aggra-
vated battery were filed against
both parties to a fight and stabbing
that took place early on December
18 at a private party in northwest
Macclenny.
Brent Andrus, 21, was treated at
Fraser Hospital for a slight wound
to the torso and other abrasions
received during a fight with Roger
Raulerson, 20, of Sanderson.
Mr. Raulerson was also treated
for several facial wounds and re-
leased later that morning.
According to witness Joseph
Paxton, 23, who is an officer at
Columbia Correctional, the two
men began fighting in the living
room of his apartment on North
Lowder about 5:.00 am, then mov-


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The girlfriend told police Mr.
Crews had been drinking "several
days" and turned violent. He al-
legedly injured her leg attempting
to prevent her departure..
David Wheelus, 31, faces a
similar charge for allegedly slap-


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He and other witnesses said Mr.
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the side.
Due to conflicting statements
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In other incidents the past week,
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Saint James 'eenfor the holidays...
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a~d spe wreaths for the annual Christmas greening of St. James Episcopal Church in
Maedty last weekend. The entire congregation participates in decorating the church for
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The following marriages were
recorded at the Baker County court-
house during November:
Jarrett Fuller & Britany Yeomans,
both of Glen St. Mary, 10/28.
Russell Rhoden Jr. & Catharine Jo-
hannes, both of Macclenny, 11/3.
James Hodgson of Macclenny &
Rachel Ratliff of Olustee, 11/5.
Joseph Keen of Macclenny & Jen-
nifer Darling of Jacksonville, 11/5.
Brady Altman & Heather Beaver,
both of Macclenny, 11/5.
George Swain of Jacksonville &
Carrie Beverly of Macclenny, 11/6.
Kirk Miracle of Macclenny & Renee
Christie of Glen St. Mary, 11/9.
Clark Mixon & Jewell Gray of Mac-
clenny, 11/12.
Michael Cox of Jacksonville & Jessie
Studivant of Baldwin, 11/5.
Jeremy Moran & Tina Lewis, both
of Macclenny, 11/12.
Thomas Karas & Carole Pickett,
both of Baldwin, 11/12.
William Benefield III of Macclenny
& Kelly Dudley of Live Oak, 11/12.
Wilson Merritt & Thelma Hinson,
both of Jacksonville, 11/18.
Anthony Walker of Middleburg &
Sheila Mason of Jacksonville, 11/19.


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Robert Childs Jr. & Laura Bauerle,
both of Macclenny, 11/22.
Dean Reddish of Starke & Laurie
Kellum of Orange Park, 11/18.
Robert Marshall & April Crawford,
both of Macclenny, 11/19.
Travis Ansley & Julie Henderson,
both of Jacksonville, 11/19.
Benjamin Rudolph of Torrance, Ca.
& Casanova McCook of Mt.
Charleston, Fla., 11/24.
Gerald Altman of Macclenny & Lin-
da Hygema of Lake City, 11/23.
James Barton of Macclenny & An-
nette Miller of Glen St. Mary, 11/23.
Divorce decrees...
The following divorce final de-
crees were recorded at the Baker
County courthouse during Novem-
ber:
Fearell & Darian Blue, 11/17.
Jeffrey & Christy Jacobs, 11/17.
Carol Portner & Benitus Sanchez,
11/17.
Michael & Terri Adams, 11/17.
Kacey & Bradley Raulerson, 11/17.
Stacy & Bradford Waltman Jr.,
11/29.
Karibeth & Jared Satterwhite,
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New Beginning Church youth stage live Nativity scene
The newly organized youth group ofNew Beginning Community Church recently presented a live nativity scene on the property off Lowder
St. in Macclenny. The nativity was the youth group's Christmas gift to the community and featured a live pygmy goat. The youth hope their
future nativity events will include more live animals. From left: Ashley Martin and Anthony Roberts as the shepherds; Amanda Irwin and
Jessica Davis as the angels; Shane White as Joseph; Jennifer Thibeault as Mary; Brian Nixon, Frank Farmer and Kris Farmer as the
three wise men. In the foreground is Betsy the goat.


'Kenny' Crews
dies December 16
Paul Kenneth "Kenny" Crews,
55, of Glen St. Mary died Dec-
ember 16, 2005, at his residence
follow ing a long illness. He was
born in Jacksonville and lived in
Moniac, Ga., before moving to
,Glen St. Mary in 1963. Mr. Crews
was a painter and drywall installer
Sin the construction industry most
of his life. He was a member of
Macclenny Church of God.
He was predeceased by father
Paul P. Crews. Survivors include
daughter Crystal Kay Crews of
Hillard; son Kenneth A. Crews of
St. Cloud, Fla.; mother Mary E.
Crews of Glen St. Mary; sisters
Melinda Sorkness (Craig) of Mac-
clenny and Patty Davis (Tony) of
Glen St. Mary; brothers Gary E.
.(Doris) of Bryceville. Terr\ D.:
S Debbie) and Larry Cre\ s of NMac-
.lennv: three grandchildren.
A service was held December
19 at First Baptist Church of Glen
St. Mary with Revs. Tim Patterson
and Tim Thomas officiating.
Interment was at Moniac Ceme-
tery in Moniac. Guerry Funeral
Home of Macclenny was in charge
of arrangements.

Special thank youi
The family of Charlie Hollings.
Jr., would like to take this opportu-
nity to thank everyone who helped
,us through a very difficult time
during his death. This includes
anyone that sent flowers, food,
cards, prayers or even whispered a
kind word. Please know they all
were appreciated and may God
'continue to bless each and every-
oneof you!
A very special thank you goes
to Harry.Brown and staff of
Brown-Green-Fralin Funeral
Home, th'e Allen Chapel AME
church family of Macclenny (Rev.
Jones), and Crusaders for Christ of
Sanderson (Elder Folston). Again,
we send many thanks!
SINCERELY,
ANNIE HOLLINGS AND FAMILY


FAITH BIBLE'

CHURCH
New Hopefor the Community
Five-Churches Road
Hwy. 127 Sanderson, FL
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Wed. Night Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
Every 4 Sunday Night Service 7:00 p.m.
SVidellI:. illiams -Pastor
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Bemeice Hope,
loved sewing
Berneice Lavern Hope, 69, of
Callahan, died December 15,
2005. She was born in Macclenny
on Jul\ 12, 1936 and lived in
Baker'Cbunty until she wa.s 18
years old. Mrs. Hope enjoyed
sewing, making afghans ind col-
lecting dolls. She loved her dog
Sampson.
She was predeceased by parents
Dan and Ruth Willis. Survivors
include sons Bobby .Brown of
Tampa, David Brown of Callahan
and Billy Joe Brown of Tampa;
sister Edna Hobbs (Oscar) of Mac-
clenny.
A graveside service was held
December 19 at Woodlawn Cem-
etery with Pastor David Thomas
officiating. Fraser-Ferreira Funeral
Home of Macclenny was in charge
of arrangements.

Lucille Pitts, 78,
was homemaker
Lucille Inez Pitts, 78, of San-
derson died November 23, 2005 at
Baptist Medical Center following
a lengthy illness. She was born in
Jacksonville and resided in San-
dern,, the past 24 years. She was
a homemaker and a Baptist.
Survivors include daughters
Pam Br. :int (Jimmny) of Sanderson
and Betty Fennell (Luke) of Jack-
sonville; grandchildren Marina
Fennell (Mark), Duane Carter
(Melissa), Yvonne Burnsed (Bob-
by) and Wade Bryant (Katina); and
seven-great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held
November 26 at Dinsmore Cem-
etery in Dinsmore, Fla., with Bud-
dy Moore officiating. Guerry
Funeral Home of Macclenny was
in charge of arrangements.

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Minnesota Ave. Macclenny, Fla.
259-7331
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Sunday Service 10:00 am



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CR 229 S., Sanderson FL
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Sun. Morning Worship 11 am
Sun. Evening Worship 6 pm
Wed. Eve. Bible Study 7 pm
Pastor Bob Christmas


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Mrs. Johnson

dies at age 94
Alberta Ross Morrill Johnson,
94, of Jacksonville died December
11, 2005 at St. Catherine Laboure
Manor. She was born June 2, 1911
in York Beach, Maine. Mrs.
Johnson lived in Holt, Mich.,
before moving to Jacksonville in
2001. She was a member of Holt
Methodist Church and was an
executive secretary for Holt Public
Schools.
Mrs. Johnson graduated from
the University of New Hampshire
in 1932 and was a member of the
Chi Omega Sorority and Phi Beta
Kappa. She was valedictorian of
her graduating class from Berwick
ACC in South Berwich, Maine.
Mrs. Johnson was a member of the
Order of the Eastern Star, spoke
four languages fluently and en-
joyed teaching dance. She played
the mandolin, was a member of
the Durham Ski Team and an
excellent swimmer.-Mrs. Johnson
lived in Brazil and Venezuela aind
enjoyed traveling. She enjoyed
playing with her dog Buddy.
She was predeceased by her'
Ihnih.ind of 45 ,years,'Dr Lawg
erence A. Johnson. Survivors in-
clude daughter Pamela Johnson
Ferreira (Danny) of Jacksonville;
four grandchildren Gregory Dodge
(Sheri) of Tallahassee, Susan
Dodge (Joseph Gallerizzo) of New
York City, NY, Debbi Aloszka
(John) and Donna Runyeon (Jim)
of Jacksonville; great grandchil-
dren Jordan and Kevin Runyeon,
John Aloszka III and Gillian
Dodge.
Donations may be made to St.
CatherineLaboure Manor, 1750
Stocktron Street, Jacksonville. A
memorial service-will be held at
the facility on December 29 at
3:00 pm with Rev. John Hay offi-
ciating. Arrangements were made
by V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Ser-
vices of Macclenny.


Mr. Wilkerson,

was custodian
Ronald Allen Wilkerson, 38, of
Macclenny died December 17,
2005. He was born in Macclenny
on July 22, 1967 and lived in Bak-
er County all his life. Mr. Wil-
kerson worked in the housekeep-
ing department at Northeast
Florida State Hospital as a custodi-
an and at Wal-Mart in Macclenny.
He was a member of Faith Bap-
tist Church and loved playing with
his children. Mr. Wilkerson enjoy-
ed playing his guitar, hunting and
fishing. He coached softball in the
Baker County Little League.
He was predeceased by father
Kenny Wilkerson, sister Linda
Kay Crews and son Joshua Lee
Wilkerson. Survivors include his
wife of 11 years, Susie Marie
Wilkerson; daughters Sarah Grace
Wilkerson and Racheal LeAnn
Wilkerson; mother Evelyn Combs
Wilkerson, all of Macclenny;
brothers Wilfred K. Wilkerson
(Gale) and twin brother Randall D.
Wilkerson (Noella) of Macclenny;
sisters Patricia Keifer (Ralph) of
Macclenny, Marie Goodbread
(Tommy) of Raiford and Darlene
Lauramore (John) of Sanderson.
'A service was held at 11:00 am
on December 21 at his church with
Pastor Torran Dismuke officiating.
Interment was at Oak Grove
Cemetery. V Todd Ferreira Funer-
al Services of Macclenny was in
charge of arrangements.


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Tim Tnomas
,259-4575


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


Youth Programs


Sunday School
Common Ground Sunday
Common Ground Wed. (Teens)
God Kids Sunday
God Kids Wednesday


10:00 am
11:00 am
7:00 pm
11:00 am
7:00 pm


Youth Pastor
Gary Crummey


Sanderson
Congregational
Holiness Church
CR 127 N., Sanderson, FL
Sunday School 10:00 am
Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wed. Evening Prayer Serv. 7:30 pm
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573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
SundayBible Study 9:45 am
Fellowship 10:30 am- 11:00 am
Worship Services
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Sunday School 10:00 am
Sunday Mornng Seice 11:00 am
Sunday Night Service 6:00 pm
Wed. Night Service 7:30 pm
Where Everyone is Somebody and
Jesus is the Leader
E\VE.YOJE k"LCOIE .
Pastor Rev. Emie Terrell


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


Jesus: The Way, The Truth and The Life
Sunday School 10:00 A.M. Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 P.M.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 A.M. Wed. Eve. Worship 7:30 P.M.
Pastor Rev. Shannon Conner
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Perry Hays, Associate Pastor
Michael, D. Schatz, Associate.Pastor


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The Council on Aging is in need
of Meals-on-Wheels volunteers. We
issue a challenge to' churches to
give just one day a week and deliv-
er meals in their own community to
an elder. Call 259-2223 for more
information.
As much as winter may herald
the holiday season, we need to be
aware of the risks that can accom-
pany cold weather. In.Florida those
who are ill; children and the elderly
are at greatest -risk of developing
hypothermia, a condition caused by
a drop in body heat to a level sig-
nificantly below normal body tem-
perature.
Seniors should avoid: severe
weather as much as possible and
dress warmly inloose fitting,.light
weight, layered clothing when go-
ing out: A second danger is fires of-
ten caused by of portable heaters.
Space heaters should always be kept
away from any combustible mater-
ial and should be used according to
the manufacturer's instructions.
Fuel should not be stored inside.
Smoke detectors and fire exting-
uishers should be maintained on
each level of the home. .
Sincere thanks go to Freedom
Home Oxygen and Doctor Andrew
Bridgeman for sponsoring .Christ-
mas dinner at the Senior Center,' and
to Josie Davis for providing music,


to Cathy Muncy of Freedom Home
Oxygen and Wal-Mart for provid-
ing gifts for homebound seniors and
the Garden Club for their gifts and
lovely plants.
Thanks to the men's group of
First United Methodist Church of
Macclenny for making it possible to
have gifts for the participants. And
special thanks to Pat McDonald for
furnishing the paper goods and sup-
plies for the seniors Christmas party
and for helping make everything
look so nice.
Thank you to the Moose Lodge
and Boy Scout Troop #150 for an
early. Christmas dinner for the
Meals-on-Wheels recipients. The
Scouts also brought gifts.
The Senior Center and Council
will be closed on December 23 and
December 26..
SENIORS-' MENU
for the week of December 26-31
1MONDAY: Closed for holidays.
TUESDAY: Chicken and rice, broccoli,
baked beans,-pineapple tidbits, roll and
milk.
WEDNESDAY: Country fried steak,
Au gratin potatoes, mixed veggies, pears,
bread and milk.
THURSDAY: Grilled chicken with
gravy, creamed corn, veggies, peaches,
bread and, milk.
FRIDAY: Chili, creamed corn; stewed
apples, cake and milk.


M making memories that
will last
ven when the season's
passed
Remembering joys from
long ago
Reuniting everyone we
know, sharing memories
R from,
Yesterday, with many
more to light our way

Come together we'll gath-
er round
Some is the place that can
always be found
R ich in the spirit of sea-
son's past
inviting you, all to share the
task
S peckled with loved ones
and all their charms.
T measures for everyone
with open arms. Joy and
iracles are only the
start, for what it means
MJ lies in your, heart.
A s the day turns to eve-
ning, then to night, the
spirit of Christmas will
shine ever bright, "Good
will to all and to all a good
-icht'"
BY IRENE MCCALVIN

Christmas skit
The Emmanuel Church of God
in Christ youth department invites
you to its annual Cliristms pro-
gram. The theme is For Unto Us a
Cluldt is Born and is set for Thurs-
day, December22 at "-Oi. pm

Yule luminaries
Whisperini Pine Subdi\ i.ion
off Nliltondale Rjod h.ts resched-
uled its luiniiar\ lighting for
Friday Decembler 23, startiing at
sundown.


New environmental
platform now open
A new environmental education
platform overlooking Mizell
Prairie in Okefenokee National
Wildlife Refuge was dedicated
December 10.
The platform was funded
through a Power of Flight grant
from the Southern Company.
In late 2003, the refuge staff
applied for the grant to develop the
platform which would be used
teach refuge visitors about the
importance of wetland prairies and
the benefits for wildlife.
The refuge was chosen in 2004
as one of seven recipients. The
refuge was ultimately awarded
$22,000 to develop the project.
A smaller grant was obtained to
offset costs associated with devel-
oping two interpretive panels
along the trail. They were awarded
$2500 for a panel on ecology of
the Stiwannee Canal and a panel
on the role of wetland prairies in
the Okefenokee Swamp which
\ecre installed on the Cane Pole
Trail.


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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, December 22, 2005 Page Ten


Keller Intermediate School Principal Lynn Fort and Media Specialist Kay Force accept
books from author and former teacher Jiidie Johnson.


Former science teacher is

author of her 'angel books


BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Press Staff
Judie Johnson, a former Keller
Intermediate School teacher, re-
cently presented the school with a
gift of stories that she has written
and illustrated.
"This is one of my 'angel'.
books," Ms. Johnson explained to
a-class of students ibforc begin-
ning to read.
S"I believe these angel stories are
S spiritually inspired and I am just
the vessel through which they
come into creation."
She also writes stories for chil-
Sdren based on true, personal.expe-
iences. Her book "My Favorite
Place. To Be" grew out of telling
stories to her grandchildren at bed-
time. She often asked them "where.
:is your favorite place?" and the
stories evolved over time. She tries
to include an educational aspect,
such as learning colors.
Ms. Johnson, began to write
,- stories for friends to commemorate
- a- special event in their lives such

-Tour smg grads
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begun self-publishing her work.
Copies of four of her stories, "I
Like Trucks," "My Favorite Place
To Be," "Why Babies Smile While
Dreaming," and "A Christmas
Story," were all for sale at the
Lighted Christmas Tree Festival
craft show held earlier in the
month. The books met with favor-
able reception.
S After the presentation to Keller
Intermediate School, Kay Force,
the schools' media specialist, stat-
ed, "For Judie to share a part of
her heart with us is extremely spe-
cial."
"yMs. Johnson plans to make the
books available over the internet
in the future. For now, anyone
wanting information about pur-
chasing books can contact her by,
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four year anniversary of attacks against the United States. The same flag was also
flown earlier over Iraq. Receiving the flag for Baker County High School is Major
Joseph Chiofolo, the Senior Aerospace Science Instructor, and.Lt. Chiofolos father.
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leave from the Middle East. He spoke to the cadets about life in the Air Force, flying
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday. December 22, 2005 Page Eleven-B


Lady




Cats




Win

Players respond well
to 0chI S urging
them to 'grow up and
learn how to win'

BY MICHAEL RINKER
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Ti;,; I tic.ias girls basketball
team gave irelf an early Christ-
mas :s'':,'. beating Baldwin 51-
44 in the last game before the hol-
iday break,
PIL. ?; at home December 16,
the Lady C...: led nearly the entire
game, i.liing behind 2-0 but tak-
ing the lead for good at 4-2 just a
couple of minutes into the game.
In the fi.:-:h quarter, however,
Baldwin made a run, cutting the
deficit to one point.
In a key time out, coach
Franklin Griffis told his team, "It's
time to grow up and learn how to
win."
His players responded by stop-
ping the visitors' rally, reeling off
a 7-0 run, and maintaining the
lead for the rest of the game.
"Last year when we lost we
wrote it off to youth," he said.
"But that excuse doesn't work any
more. We can't fall back into that
wa\ of thinking."
The win against Baldwin,
which followed a 51-37 loss at
Suwannee County three days ear-
lier, boosts Baker's record to 2-8.
By comparison, the team failed to
win any games last season.
The Cats.played the Bulldogs
even through the final three quar-
ters, but a 19-3 first quarter deficit
was too much to overcome.
The tearn has shown in stretch-
es that it has talent, but has been
inconsistent in several games. .
"We went back to the basics,"
Griffis said. \"We were getting out-
rebounded in every game, so we
worked on boxing out; On of-
fense, we went back to basic mo-
tion plays."
Against the Indians, the Cats
maintained a high level of play
throughoui, playing solid defense
and rebounding well.
On offense where they some-
times fall into a one-on-one men-
tality they ran their plays,
worked the ball, got good shots
and hit them.
Brittany Ruise led the team
with 16pitinis.
Brirtany Hinson, usually a long
jump s.holcer, took Griffis' advice
.and tairteid ikiny it to the hoop at
times, She scored 11.
i..'. Dupree, who is beginning
to adapt to playing, with a knee
brace allcl surgery last summer.
scored 10 and added ir.i'n,.lty t.n
defense,
The C :ri ended the first quarter
with a 14-6 lead, and maintained
that cushion through the second,
At the half, they led 26-18,




Wildcats


BY MICHAEL DRINKER
Sports idit-.r
Baker High boys basketball coach
Charles Ruise said he's lost some op
timism about his team, but is still
,or.hlii'g for a way to turn the season
around,
"We're still coming together, still
getting it It.cthliir," he said Deemhpb r
'. \V .'",, got the tleirn, .'re just j .
trying to get the finer details In .
plaee."
T~',- dci earlier, the Wlldats lost
'2=irtl at Santa Fe,
About a thhi! of the way into their r '
elhedule, the Cats are 2-6 (1-3 in ,
their district). Seven of those eight
g.mirnc .ih\ c been on the road, a brutal
way for ,n' team t to open the season,.
Ruise, however, has said he is
counting on the rough road to tough- :.
en the team and set it up for a strong
fii'shi. Oilhei than a mid-January tour-
n;rrent in cksoniille, ten of the ',
Cats' last 12 games are at home, in= '
eluding five against district oppo-
nents.
Against Sint.i Fe, "we had the
chance to put the game away... but didn't get it
done," the coach said.


Johns always hoped

to come back home

as Cats' head coach


BY MICHAEL RINKER
Sports Editor
The road to football success
apparently will run through the
Baker County High School
weight room.
"[Weight lifting] is the heart of
my football program," said newly
hired Wildcats head coach Bobby
Johns.
And if anyone understands the
nexus between pumping iron and
the gridiron, it's Johns.
Since 1998, he's coached three
state champions in weightlifting
and three consecutive district ti-
tles in football, including being
state runner-up in 2004.
"That's where I'll begin to re-
build Baker County's program.
It's not just strength training, it's
where I teach kids how to com-


pete and how to be champions."
He said he won't be taking
over as coach of the weightlifting
team, but will be "heavily in-
volved."
In addition to playing for the
Wildcats, Johns was an assistant
coach here from 1994-95. He left
for Columbia County to coach
under Danny Green, the former
BCHS coach, but figured he
would return to Baker County.
"I always told myself if I ever
had the opportunity to come back
and be head coach, I'd take it,"
Johns said. "Ultimately, it's my
home, it's where I played, and
where my dad lives."
He will move his family here
in January if they can work out
the academics for his son, who is
currently a junior. "I don't want
(see page 12)


Ex-Cat is new coach
(from page one)
the team's record was 6-6, it was the second most wins and the second
time in school history that the football team. made the'playoffs. They
were district runner-up.
From there he went to Lake Region High School in Eagle Lake, guid-
ing the team to a school record eight wins and a district runner-up in
1999. The following season, however, the team went 5-6.
Johns moved to Blountstown, west of Tallahassee, in February 2001.
There he won three straight district titles in football and two state
championships in weightlifting.
In 2004, he took the football team to the state championship game be-
fore losing its only game of the year. That season, Johns was named
Florida High School Class 1A Coach of the Year.
This past season, Blountstown made it to the state semifinals. Overall,
Johns' record at BHS was 45-18.
SHe is married to Chevon and the\ have two children Chaz who will
be a senior at Baker County High School and three-year old Alexis.
His parents, Bobby Sr. and Molly, are longtime residents of Baker.


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LniLiting the lin.l period, thlic
were up 352'), but the Indians
went on a 5-0 run in the first
minute of the quarter.
The C'.. appeared a little rat-
tied a couple times dJrv, n ii. court
on offense but after Griffis called
time out they w.ric able to regain
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42-34.
The Indians were unable to get
closer than seven points in the fi-
nal 5:45.
The Lady (.it., are off until
J.liii i v 3, when they travel to
Santa Fe, '
During rlh.-i down timn', Oriffis
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ktib.ll they've guiicil the chance
to watch, so they may pick up a
few iing'g." he said. '
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Cats play at home on uonc.ecutii c
nights MhlNlt-llbuhi on January 5
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rn'.e, setting the ton6 in the first half
with several blocked or ;alletcd',hlint-,
especially by Justin Gaskins,
The Cats' defense trig-geis their
:insritionl gaime, which Ile'v run ex-
tremely well.
It was showcased in the first quar-
ter as thl.y rang up 21 points while
holding the Tornadoes to 11,
The lead held up throughout the
rest of the game, although Bradford
closed to within eight with 3'32 left,
but the result was never in doubt,
Next up for the Cats is hosting the
Florida First Coast Classic, their anm
nual holiday tournament, which runs
from December 29-31.
Times and teams will be an-
nounced.
They return to the regular season
schedule at Ridgeview January 6,
The next night, ihe) begin their
',liing of home games ;tgaiist
who they defeated in their season


BY LAURA BETH BRINER
Press Sports:
The Baker County Middle School Bobcats basketball boys' and girls'
teams had a rough final week of play in 2005 with each team losing both
of its games.
The losses bring the girls' record to 2-5 and the boys' to 0-7.
"We're coming up on the. second half of our season," boys coach
Sh;\wn Mahon said. "We've seen most of these teams, so we'll be able to
come up with specific game plans."
The Bobcats played host to the Yulee Hornets December 15, with the
girls losing 22-17 and the boys 59-25.
For the Lady Cats. Destiny de la Pena and Amber Antoine scored 8
points each and Meagan Osteen scored 1.
"It was real close, it was back and forth a lot. They played real hard,"
boys coach Shawn Mahon said.
In the boys' game, Deontay Farmer led the scoring with.6, Nathan
IH.IIrll scored 5, Brandon Robertson scored 4, Blane Finley scored 3,
Wailter McCray, Will Miller and Blake Hart scored 2 each and Daniel
O'Brien had 1.
"We played hard and everyone got to play a lot," said Mahon.
Against Richardson at home December 13, the girls lost 32-16, the
boys 44-31.
Leading scorers for the Lady Cats were de la Pena and Antoine with
5, Kierra Lee with 4 and Austen King with 2.
The boys lost despite a big effort by McCray with 11 points. Finley
sc,'i:. 8, Robertson and Farmer had 4 each. Cason Lowery and M"ker
each sco0 cd a pair.
The Bobcats will resume play January 5 at Callahan.







THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, December 22, 2005 Page Twelve B


Johns comes home...


from page 11
to lose any credits."
Johns and his wife, Chevon,
have two children.
After three years at Columbia,
he coached at a couple of more
schools .before going to
Blountstown High in 2001, where
he enjoyed success in football and
weightlifting, and also was named
teacher of the year there in 2004.
Throughout that time, however,
he kept an eye on what was hap-
pening at his alma mater.
"I knew they were struggling,
and when I found out Coach West
had resigned, I started to think
about it."
He got a call from a school dis-
trict official and calls from area
football boosters, but wasn't able
to discuss the job while
Blountstown was still in the state
playoffs.
When they lost in the semifi-
nals, talks began.
Word was that Johns, who was
Blountstown's athletic director,
wanted the same position here.
"I didn't go into [negotiations]
with any demands," he said,
adding that he'd prefer not to do
both jobs, as long as the football
program had the full support of the
AD.
"All I want is to have full con-
trol of the football program, but
you need an AD who can help you
and provide support for the pro-
gram.
"I feel comfortable with Miss'
[Melody] Coggin. Otherwise I
wouldn't have taken the job."
Johns said he's had the chance
to see film from only one game
this past season the Cats' 41-21
loss at Union County October 7.
His initial perception is that
"it's the same type of players Bak-
er County has always had... the
same kind that Coach Green and
Coach West won a lot of games
with."
He said he's kept in touch with
a couple of current coaches who
played for him at BCHS, but oth-
erns ise he's not familiar % ith the
staff, and said he "can't really
S speak to ho%\ Ihat \\ ill v.ork out.':
Johns has coached both sides ol
the ball throughout his career -


last season he was both the offen-
sive and defensive coordinator, in
addition to being head coach but
isn't looking to continue that way.
"My hope is that I'll call the of-
fensive side and have someone
else call the defense."
He acknowledges that expecta-
tions will be high because he's re-
turning to his hometown.
"I'm sure there will be more
pressure than there would be on an
outsider.
"Maybe they think in some situ-
ations I'll do something different
or treat somebody different be-
cause of their name.... Well, that's
not my way. I do things the correct
way, the professional way.
"No one person, including me,
is more important than the pro-
gram."

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WRESTLING NEWS
At the Westside Kiwanis Wrestling
Invitational held at Forrest High
School on December 16 and 17, the
Baker County Wildcats placed 10 out
of 17 teams.
Two Cat wrestlers placed in their
respective weight classes, with Jared
Hand taking first in the 215 pound
class and Blake Yarbrough placing
third at 275 pounds.
A few days earlier, the team lost a
road match 42-41 to Forrest High
School.
The following grapplers won their
matches: Shadoe Sullivan, Brandon
Lucas, Josh Trippett, Jared Hand and
Blake Yarborough.






SCHEDULE
December 29-31
BCHS Boys basketball hosts,the
First Coast Classic.


Unti:thFaLaySI n


So near and yet so far.
The Jaguars can almost taste the
playoffs after a very shaky 10-9
victory over the lowly San Fran-
cisco 49ers, but the big prize
doesn't belong to them just yet.
Because the Pittsburgh Steelers
and the San Diego Chargers also
snatched wins, the Jaguars' job is
left unfinished. A win against ei-
ther the Houston Texans or the
Tennessee Titans will clinch the
first trip to the playoffs in six
years.
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a team with a 10-4 record like the
Jaguars should have little to worry
about against teams like the Tex-
ans and the Titans, both of which
are struggling. But this team con-
tinues make fans nervous, and
when the Jags travel to Houston
Saturday, the Texans will have
nothing to lose.and the role of
spoiler to gain.
It's a role they relished last sea-
son. The Jaguars went into the
Houston game knowing that they
were the better team and that a win
kept them in the hunt for a playoff
bid. But knowing that they were


the better team and should win on
paper played right into the Texans'
hands.
Houston was the far better team
on the day and a 21-0 win quashed
the Jaguars playoff hopes for an-
other year. There is nothing Jack-
sonville would like better than to
beat Houston and leave Texas with
the playoffs lined up.
Losing to Houston would mean
that the Jaguars would have to beat
the Titans in Jacksonville to make
the playoffs.
For Jacksonville, beating the Ti-
tans anywhere at any time is a dif-
ficult proposition.. They defeated
Tennessee in Nashville earlier this
season in a very exciting game,
but just like Houston, Tennessee
would love to stop their hated ri-
val's playoff hopes in its tracks.


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Shay-Shay would like to
announce the birth of her
new brother Kai Thomas
and sister Kira Samone
born December 5, 2005.
Mommy and Daddy would
like to also say,
"'You got what you asked
for on your birthday a day
late, Booger Bear."
We love you!
Proud parents Jason &
Keisha Bishop of Jacksonville.


Happy Birthday, Big Sis,
Sirenthia lefferson.


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the holidays because of you, our friends

and neighbors. It is a pleasure to serve

this community. Enjoy the season.

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eligible for free help from DOF


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SIcmcess & T-CllCtetlltnhient


With glad tidings to you and your
family at the holidays.
Thank you for giving us so much
to celebrate this year.

Baker County
Property Appraiser
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May the miracle of Christnas rekindle your spirits, and may you andyour
loved ones bask in the glow ofa warm and satisfying holiday season.

Merry Christmas from
Commissioner Alex Robinson
& Family


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Florida's forests provide many
benefits to its citizens such as
habitat for fish and wildlife, clean
air and water, a variety of wood
products, recreational opportuni-
ties and aesthetic beauty.
Unfortunately, Florida's popula-
tion increases by approximately
S900 new residents every day caus-
ing us to lose 130 square miles of
forest land each year. Therefore,
every remaining acre of forest land
needs to be actively managed if we
want to maintain these benefits for
future generations.
Private land owners manage
almost half of Florida's forest
land. Since many of these land-
owners could use land manage-
ment advice from a professional
forester or wildlife biologist, the
state of Florida implements the
Forest Stewardship Program.
It gives private forest landown-
ers the opportunity to receive tech-
nical assistance, written manage-
ment plans, recognition for their
efforts and may help reduce tax
liajbilit .._
,Private forest landowners with
at least 25 acres of forest land who
have the desire to manage their
land. according to the program
standards may participate at no
cost. Adjacent landowners may
combine their land holdings to
meet the minimum acreage
requirements: Anyone interested
should contact Andy Lamborn at
259-5128 or stop by the Division of.
Forestry office at 8791 US Hwy.
90, Glen St. Mar\, FL 32040.



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Land sales in 2nd half of November


The following land transactions
were recorded in the Baker County
courthouse during November 16-
30. Values are derived from docu-
mentary stamps. Many descrip-
tions are by S(ection) T(ownship)
R(ange). If acreage or price are not
listed, none were indicated in the
documents.

T.J. & Lyma Raulerson to Kenukrut
& Denise Turk, in 21-3S-19E, $10.
Billy McCormick to David &
Jacqueline Robinson, in 20-3S-21E,
$122,500.
Billy & Melita McCormick to Billy
McCormick, in 20-3S-21E, $10.
Ward & Sandra Wilson to Jack Lee
Sr., in Macclenny II, $55,000.
Corey & Yolanda Griffis to Yolanda
Griffis in Country Club Estates, $10.
Ellen Chessman to Luclare & Ellen
Chessman, in 35-1N-30E.
Aline Keene to Aline Keene & Don-
na Shacklett, in 10-3S-21E, $10.
Aline Keene to Aline Keene &
Jacquelyn Teeter, in 10-3S-21E, $10.
James Hilliard Jr. to Aline Keene, in
S10-3S-21E, $10.
Rose Ogrosky to Danis Ratliff &
Rose Ogrosky, in Jerry W. Thomas
Subdivision, $20,100.
Shirley Dominy to Shirley Dominy
& Cynthia Bollinger, in Fox Ridge Es-
tates, $10.
Frank & Mary Erickson to Frank
Erickson, in 17-2S-21E.
Anderson & Conner Inc. to Ander-
son & Raulerson Construction Inc., in
Macclenny II, $10.
Cendant Mobility Financial Corpo-
ration to Kevin Black, in Fox Ridge Es-
tates, $140,500.
Randall Parker to Cendant Mobility
Financial Corporation, in Fox Ridge
Estates, $140,500.
Brian & Bonnie Folsom to Callie
Shedd, in 25-2S-20E.
John & Gail Curtis to Robert &
McKenzie Harrison, in Cannon
Heights, $10.
Horace & Bulah Bhrnham Sr., to
Melissa Richardson, in 25-2S-21E, $10.
Terri Adams to Michael Adams, in
Macclenny II, $3000.
Stacy Vonk to Clarence & Syretha
Taylor, in 7-S3-22E, $119,900.
Jimmie & Linda Thornton to Jim-
" mie & Lue Thornton, in 35-2S-21E, $10.
Paul & Gale Sisk Jr. to Karl'Bach,
in 20-1S-21E, $165,000.
Robert & Tania Miih'il to 'Richaird
& Amy Colbert, in Powells Subdivision,
$102,000.
Joey & Jonna Smith to Jonna Smith,
in 1-2S-21E, $10.
Joey & Jonna Smith to Joey Smith,
in 1-2S-21E, $10.
Daniel & Rosie Higginbotham to
Jennie Thomas, in Deerfield.
S Daniel & Rosie Higginbotham Jr. to
Jennie & Travis Thomas, in Deerfield.
George & Jennie Knabb to Thomas
Rhoden, Amy Dunn, Brandi Volz'&
William Rhoden, in 34-1S-21E, $10.
Robert & Vivian Griffis to Jason &
Amy Griffis, in Macclenny, $100,367.
James & Cheryl Vance' to First
Horizon Home Loan Corporation, 18-
2S-22E, $240,803.
Donna Crews, Wayne & Gerald
Rhoden, Brenda Dopson to Gerald &
Brenda Dopson, 2-2S-21E, $10.
Donna Crews, Wayne & Gerald
Rhoden & Brenda Dopson to Gerald &
Wanda Rhoden, in 2-2S-21E, $10.
Donna Crews, Wayne & Gerald
Rhoden, Brenda Dopson to Wayne &
Cathy Rhoden,'02-2S-21E, $10.
Donna Crews, Wayne & Gerald
Rhoden & Brenda Dopson to Jerry &
Donna Crews, in 12-2S-21E, $16.
Michael Kight to Jimmie Snell, in
the Farms at Cuyler, $90,000.
Mary Townsend to Glen HQ LLC to
5-3S-21E, $251,920.
Robert & Debbie Mclaniel to Mary
Smith, in Glen St. Mary, $205,000.
Gayle Rhoden & Gayle Rhoden Liv-


ing Trust to Robert & Debbie McDaniel
to Glen St. Mary, $10.
Charles Alexander to M'elissa &
Charles Alexander, in 13-2S-21E.
Clark & Jewell Mixon to Clark &
Jewell Mixon, in Copper Creek Hills.
Larry & Lisa Sigers to Richard &
Mary Madsen, in 5-2S-22E, $220,000.
Richard Watson to William Watson,
in Whispering Pines, $10.
Quincy Home to Lester & Pamla
Home, in 11-1S-20E.


Josie & Pamela Davis Jr. to Richard
Goodwin, in 35-2S-21E, $77,500.
Tim Clutter to Timothy & Merry
Mitchell, in Powell Bluffs Subdivision,
$158,500.
Maronda Homes Inc., to Adele & Al-
fonso Stramaglia, in Forest Park,
$157,100.
Glen Plantation LTD to Justin &
Jerri Tucker, in Farms at Glen Planta-
tion, $175,700.
MacGlen Builders Inc. to Paul &


Lynda Dugan, in Copper Creek Hills,
$40,000.
Calvin & Carolyn Thomas to Baker
Equesterian Estates LLC, in 13-3S-21E,
$1,522,143.
Timothy & Patrice Davis to Lorren
& Marcia Thompson, in 30-2S-21E,
$65,000.
Daniel Dukes, William Woodington,
CUB Land Trust to Timothy & Patrice
Davis, in 30-2S-21E, $10.
Ralph Tisdale to Lavern & Dorothy
Arline, in 22-3S-19E, $10.


Dorothy Arline to Marvis Scriven, in
22-3S-19E, $10.
William Hayman to Carolyn Martin,
in 7-4S-20E.
William Hayman to Carolyn Martin,
in 7-4S-20E.
William Hayman-to William Hay-
man & Carolyn Martin, in 7-4S-20E.
Frances Elliot to John Clifton, in
Macclenny Woods, $10.
Jerry & Donna Crews to Kevin &
Charlotte Crews, in 12-2S-21E, $80,000.
Glen Forest LLCto Eugenio &
Uolanda Cruz, in 20-2S-21E, $10.
C&O Land Partnership to William
& Galen Chambers Jr., in Seminole
Ridge, $10.
Robert & Carolyn Burnsed to Mor-
ris & Deobrah Foster, in 13-2S-21E.


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Mrs. Kelly Home's kindergarten
class of Macclenny Pre K/K Center
wrote:

Dear Santa,
My Christmas list is A bel from,
Santa. srom juore (some jewelry)
and a unucron (unicorn). Love, Myra
Kronz

Dear Santa,
My Christmas list is A gamboy,
Dolle, Brby (Barbie). Love, Britney
Lee Lauramore

Dear Santa,
My Christmas list is Bow and
Erow (arrow), Modsicl (motorcycle)
Flwir (four wheeler). Love, Clayt
Smith

Dear Santa,
My Christmas list is A'gamboy,
A monstr truk, Bat man. Love,
Gregory Barries

DLjr Si-,a.
S 11 C hri-m..*, list is Toad,
Rabbit, Bike. Love, Chesney Crouch

Dear Santa,
My Christmas list is Kr (car),
Monstr (monster truck), Gam dukes
(Dukes of Hazzard game). Love,
Cody Barfield

SDear Santa,
My Christmas list is Games, A
dog, Thrope (reindeer). Love, Hailec
Rodgers

Dear Santa,
My Christmas list is A bell, -A
tlfon and kez (telephone and keys),
A dog. Love, Lake Lewis

Dear Santa,
My Christmas list is Etnm sect
(Animal set), Waoo dog (" .11 dJL i.
Basset hanm dog (Basset Hound
dog). Love, Dawson Yarborough

Dear Santa,
My Christmas list is Got kort (go
kart), Reedellf stuf anyml (Rudolph
stuffed animal), Mokchrkoll ropr
(remote control raptor). Love, Blake
Dicks

Mrs. Angie. Taylor's 2nd grade
class of Macclenny Elementary
wrote:

Dear Santa, I have been good. I
hope you find the cookies we gave
you. Santa I want a Barbie mini
clecshen, a Barbie bike, tea party set,


a princess dress off princess in the
poper, make-up set, My Little Pony,
Little mommy baby, check-up sehter
and a real baby horse.
Signed, Kelsea Crain

Dear Santa, I have been good this
year. Santa these are the things I want
for Chistmas. I want a PSP. I want a
Brats big baby. I want a gocart. I
want a pony. I want a computer. I
want a X-box..I want a big candy
bar. I want a bird. I want a puppy.
Signed, Emily Harris,

Dear Santa, I have been very
good this year. Here are some things
that I want for Chrismas. I want a
psp for Chrismas. I want a motor
scooder and a watch to. I follow my
moms rules, and that's all I want for
Chrismas:
Signed, Colton Yeager


Dear Santa, I hope I get a Psp
and a skatebord. I want skatebord
jump and I have 'been good. I have
6een! nice to people.. I hope. to see
you again. I hope I get new Etnics
and two more skatebords. I hope I
get it. I leave in you. Please get it
for me. I bleave in you so much.
Please get it for me and I hope l'get
a skateboard but I hope I get a psp to
and a pair of skates. And a skateboard
game fora gameboy ad vans. I want
a rat and a turtle. I want a skater and
a cat.
Signed, Alex Neidermeier


Dear Santa, I have been good in
school. I listen to my mom and dad
so I thin I dusorve a PS2, Psp and
.some Ethics.
Signed, Coty Davis

Dear Santa, I would like a pear of
Etnies, ThL ar -k iiL board shoes. 1
have been very good this year, I have
been fighting with my 'brother.
Please bring my shoes.

Signed, Jesse Hall

Dear Santa, I would like four
picles and a piclanle sharpancr. I
would like some earasers and some
armymen and starwars. I wont
baseball shirts and a footballshirt
and some Gator hats.
Signed, Jacob Gibson

Dear Santa, I hope it isn't to
cold up there at the Northpole. I
want a shell shoker for Cristmas and
a pair of HeelyS. I want a X-BOX
and some cool games. I also want a
gocart please can I get an eletrik


scooter?
Signed, Duncan McClellan

Dear Santa, Can I please have a
telitiscope this year? Have I been
good or bad. Can I please have a
fourwheeler? I wanted one so bad.
Can I have the Dukes of Hazzard-
movie please? I would like a elistric
scooter. Sant.do you think I can have
it? Santa can I have a car of'the
Genirl Lee? Can I have it please?
Can I have a bell from your slay
please? I would really like a new
Duke's of Hazzard movie from the
new one to. please. I would like
some pencils for school please.
That's all I would like this year.
Signed, Kasey Weber


Dear Santa, I hope I been good
this year.I've been cleaning up my
room sometimes I get mad but I get
over it. People say if. you. don't
beleiven Santa Claus you don't get
no toys under the Christmas tree I
think I have been good this year but
ldoit kn.',. ii yo', chose if you
do decide to give me some toys. I
would like a brat doll. May I have
some baseball, football and
basketball ball cards and some
jewelry? I hope I do get something
from you this year. Last year you
gave me a radio and brat doll. I can't
remember the rest of, the toys.
Signed, Kelsey Owens

Dear Santa, For this Christma I
would really like a horse. I'v been
good. Kendall and I haven't been
fighting or hitting each other. I'v
been listening to my parents. I've
only lied once this year. Send me
back. A.S.A.P.
Signed, Sydnee, Watson.

Dear Santa, I have been good
Santa. People want leave me alone.
They keep mess with .me. Santa I
have been making A's and B's. Santa
I want a baby Phat jacket. Santa I
wanta Bratz head. Santa I want some
pencils. Santa I want to be a
cheerleader. Santa I want a ballerina
set. Santa I want a bratz set. I want a
Bratz computer.
Signed, Wilnesha Johnson

Dear Santa, I would like a four
wheeler. I would, like a pair of
camouflage boots. I would really
need some pencils for school. I want
a Ipod to.
Signed, John David-Roberts

Dear Santa, What I want for is a


pas Wor open. Gornoll and all those 4 welr; Garrett motursikl; Andrea Santa,
dancing steps I have den very good Brbe doll hos; Michelle pupe; Your best child, Shawn Michael
this year deeter then last year. Amber 4 welr; Christopher Sanders
Signed, Alyssa McLaren trampolen; Mallory -skamps;
Joshua 4 wlr; Seth acshn figr; Dear Santa
Dear Santa, I have been a good Evander pla stashun; Erit 4 welr; All I want for Chritmas is a xbox
boy tist yer. I want you to bring Nicklaus fir truk; Kyra bik; Elisa 360 and a 20 inche color tv and 3
Asimu six duck, a stomsado and Brbe jep. games it might sound like a lot but I
snake madsikl. have always' wanted one since they
Signed, Matthew S. Dear Santa, How are you and came out so Stanta I want Halo2,
your 'h.,rl iilckei. doing? Me Im SmakDown vs. Raw, Madin 2006
Dear Santa, I was good. These doing just fine. This year I don't want and Santa can you get me a Ipod
are the things I want fore Christmas. much youve spoield me just fine Ive Santa no one believe's in you so I
A Xbox, and ps2, and a 4 wilier, a pg. i c .ihnig I need and want a lot gess I'm the only one that still
dirt bite and a x box 360. I did waht 'of people in my class does not belive believe in you so will you get me it.
I did. I did what my mom told me to in you but I try to tell them that you PS have a marry Christmas and
do. are real but they just don't listen! But happy new years. Thank you
Signed, Christopher Robins there'is one that that Id like for you .Rick Edward Sanders
to do give me love and happyness to
Dear Santa, I want some new everybody and last but not least hope Dear Santa,
pencils. I want a dirt bike for for the people all over this world. My name is Alex Collins and I'm
Chismas. I want a new hunting hat. I Love, Taylor Lightsey 7 yrs old. What Iwant for Christmas
want a new fake deer and I want a is some race cars but most of all that
new bow. I want a x box 306. Dear Santa, I want a watch, a I can keep living with my New
Signed, Matthew J. jacket, a bag, hat, belt, Doodle bear, Mommy and Daddy, I love them
S a doll, a doll, unicorn! alot. Please Santa see what you can
Dear Santa, I would want a Xbox Love, Marissa Lightsey do also Santa I want a spider man
360 for Chrismas jf yoior ani.I ,h.,'. ./1f j '; ii ; i . ..
been good. I want A pair of Etnees to. Dear santa, How are you doing?,-*," ,'Thank You, Alex'Collins


I want some games for my Xbox 360 1. hope you getting redy for
if you can. I'm sure you now one Christmas. I have been a very good
game I want: The best game I want is boy. I want a nexttell fone. I want a
called Goldeneye. Right. I want a shotgun and 'to be super faster than
new football andOI want a head Kaden. Thank you for watching the
phone set for Chrismas. good people and wach the bad boyes
Signed, Isaiah Miller and girls,
Love, Caleb Crews


Dear Santa, I was wondering
how do you know erey person in the
world and how many elfs are
working for you in your house? How
do you go down 100 & 100s of
chimnys in one night? And if you eat
a lot of cookies, do you get sick? I do
not want you to get sick and thorw
up. So that is why I like Chirsmas
because I also like Chissmas because
of the toys. All I want for chismas
that is my brother to be nice to me
because he is like kicking me and
also has been tacleen me and he has
been cheeting at games. Me and my
brother have been playing like hide-
and-seak. He has been peaking at
hide-and-seak. So please can you
make him nice?
Signed, Ian Finn

Dear Santa, We have been very
good. Pease bring us what you can.
Tell Ms. Claus we said hello.
Thanks, Miss Lucas' Kindergarten,
Pre K/K Center
Trenten rimot kntrol motrsikl;
Savoy 4 welr; Matthew car; Nate
- 4 welr; Jamilee markr bord;
Alexia Bratz dol;. Noah kamofloj


Dear Santa I would like and xbox
360 with 2 games and a.new element
skate-board.
Dylan Lee Hurst

Dear Santa,
1 have wanted a PS2 PlayStation
2 for since they come out. My parent
live on a low income check and
Pop's can't work. I don't get many
thing for Chrismas Because of my
birthday is just rite around the corner
of new year. But if I get my wish that
I have been wanting for years. That
would to be a PS2 and 2 games and
a color tv that is the Midnight Club 3
Dub Edition game that's the best
game I ever played and NBA 2006. I
never played it before but I'm really
good at NBA 2004. I'm 14 year old
but it all I do is to beg Santa to bring
me my dream game I have dream
aboutbeing going to the Wal-Mart
and buying one. But when I get:there
it just keeps getting further and
further, most people say Santa is not
real, but I seen him in the sky, I seen
the red light and herd bells. Please
make my wish/dream come true


Dear Santa,
I have been a good boy this year
and want a train for Christmas. Me
and Christopher will be sure to
leave out some milk and cookies for
you. Please don't forget to visit
Nani & Gramps and Uncle Nick &
Tracy, even though Rudolph might
want to skip their houses because of
their successful hunting season.
Also, be sure to say "Merry
Christmas" to. Grandma &
Grandpa's goats and cows as you fly
off their roof top. Mommy
deserves something sweet and while
you- might want to leave. Daddy a
lump of coal, he really wants a
', rning lotto ticket.. Your Pal, Alex

DEAR SANTA,
I TOLD MRS. SANTA
WHAT I WANTED AT MY
SCHOOL LAST WEEK. YOU
MAY HAVE FORGOT WHAT
SHE SAID. ASKHER
AGAIN.
SMIA FISH

Dear Santa Claus & Mrs. Claus,
I hope ya'll have a nice
Christmas. Tell. Rudolph I said hi.
My first gift I would like is a pack of
-nightgowns, a singing thing.
(karaoke), Amanda doll, a ballet'
dance video. I'm making chocolate
chip cookies for you.
Love, Elizabeth Rose Reagan


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David Theus has always had
ties to the arts.
Grmn ing up, he played trumpet
and baritone horn in the.school
orchestra and his father played
clarinet in a big band, so music
was an integral part of his life.
Because of a love of jazz, he later
went on to form a small promotion
company, City Jazz Promotions,
that brought performers into the
Orlando area for a series called
Sunset Serenades.
Theus' wife has a degree in the-
atre arts and his daughter recently
performed in the Baker County
High School production of Guys
and Dolls.
Although he does not paint or
draw himself, he has a definite
appreciation for the fine arts, being
a direct descendant of Jeremiah
Theus, an 18th century Swiss por-
.trait painter and instructor who
lived and worked in South Caro-
lina and whose work is found. in
many museums including the
Metropolitan Museum of Art in
New York.
"I guess you could say our
appreciation for the arts runs in the
family," Theus laughs.
Last October when he opened
' Sarah's Cbffee on US 90 in do% n-
towin lMacclenn\. he did so with


two goals in mind. First, to own
and operate his own business in a
pleasant and growing community;
and second, to create a venue to
support his love of the arts.
"I always wanted to have a lis-
tening room," he said. "You know,
a small, intimate setting where
people could enjoy some good
coffee and dessert and hear quality
music. A movement started years
ago among the bigger performers
to get away from stadiums and
large halls. I want to make Mac-
clenny a 'music scene' that will
draw in performers traveling on
the established circuits."
Theus says he wants to develop
a calender of scheduled musical
acts and also have scheduled open
mic jazz jam. nights.
"'Performers have their own net-
work and when the word gets out
on the music grapes ine and they
start hearing about a place, many
of them want to play so much they
just start showing up. It's possible
someone like Pat Methany could
just drop by and sit in on a set. A
long shot, but possible. And I'm
interested in the possibilities."
Theus is in the process of form-
ing a house band made up of local
and Jacksonville musicians that's
going to be called 'West Avenue'
and will play the third Friday of,
ach month.i' "*f) i;
. each month.


They'll play jazz and older
standard tunes. Saturday nights
will cater to a younger crowd fea-
turing open mic with a booked act.
Theus has a contact in
Jacksonville that promotes small
venue bands and he hopes to bring
in many of these performers to
Macclenny.
Theus also wants his shop to
function as a gallery space for the
exhibition of fine art. Artists will
have a space to exhibit their work
and gain local exposure. Sarah's
Coffee benefits by having attrac-
tive, quality art on the walls, creat-
ing an interesting interior for pa-
trons.
The art will change quarterly,
then perhaps monthly as more
exhibitors become interested. And
much of it will be for sale, which
benefits the artist and makes origi-
nal art more available to local citi-
zens.
Theatrical performances will
play a role, too.
"I've always loved 'Black Box'
theatre," Theus says. "Those inti-
mate settings for small audiences
with few props and simple stages
where the audience is in very close
proximity. Many of Neil Simon's
plays were performed in that type
of venue."
One section of the shop really
lends itself to a stage. It has a door
leading into another room that can
function as a dressing room and
Theus is planning to install a cur-
tain that can be closed and opened
as scenes dictate. The space seems


THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, December 22, 2005 Page Fifteen B


particularly suited to one act plays
and monologues.
Theus' enthusiasm as he talks
about his future plans is infectious.
"We want to do something spe-
cial to help promote Macclenny be-
cause there is an unbelievable
amount of talent here. We want it to
be like you're hearing and watch-
ing good entertainment among
friends in a setting as comfortable
as your living room."

Graduates basic
Navy Seaman Recruit Kenneth
Q. Goodson, II, a 2004 graduate of
Baldwin High School, recently
completed U.S. Navy basic train-
ing at Recruit Training Command,
Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week program,
Goodson completed a variety of
training which included classroom
study and practical- instruction on
naval customs, first aid, firefight-
ing, water safety and survival, and
shipboard and aircraft safety. An
emphasis was also placed on phys-
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'Five golden toe rings


'12 days'updated


MY SIDE OF


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Christmas is coming on and I
can tell because mwneN is leaping
:sr:vn my 'i a:'. '.ke the 8 lords in
that C_.i;tl'rs song. Despite that,
I love C'vi rm:.. It's one of my fa-
vorite times of Cr.ar.
One of the reasons is the music.
I love ,',itn;ms music to the point
where at various times during the
year P11 pop in a Christmas CD
and sing along. I like traditional
awds lik 0 Holy Night and stan-
drds like Silver Bells and White
CMismws and even more modem
sAg Mike Please Come Home For
C4ns&ms, and Santa, Baby. I'm
ii il these songs because I am
gp~anteed to know at least part of
'ie vuse. The rest I can just hum
aloig with if I'm in the mood.
Of course, that does not mean
that I like every Christmas song.
There are some I can't stand. I
sing Feliz Navidad only for one
reason to get on my wife's
nerves. Not that I am an aggrava-
tor heavens no, but when -the
spirit moves.me, nothing will
make her stick her fingers in her
ears like this Jose Feliciano stan-
dard.
I don't speak more than ten
words of Spanish, so after I get to
the end of the part of the song I
know, I just throw them in at ran-
dom.
FelizNavidad, FelizNavidad,
Feliz Navidad, gordito, taco
and chalupa-dad.
Feliz Navidad, Feliz Navidad,
Feliz Navidad, dos cervasas por
favor -idad.
That doesn't irritate me in the
least, but it does my wife. The
song that irritates me is the Twelve
Days of Christmas. The funny part
is that I like this song when people
who know the words sing it, but
there are only about seven of
them. The rest of the world only
think they know the words.
I :;;if.;I.i,,' rhd( it" t ei pC iI. '
\\ ho claim to knb\\ hoy, many
ldLhVs jrce waiting and '~wans urc ii.
Fsilh'inMgir bhit mthe the title to their
car, i'd huvc a cr loi real soon,
I think the problem with this
song is that nobody really knows
what any of this stuff means once
you get past five golden rings.
What do g@se$ and swans and
partridge have to do with any=
thing? The song would be much
more successful if it were updated:
Here goes = feel fmr to sing along:
On the first day of Christma
my true love gave to me
A Popeil pocket fisherman:
On the second day of Christ=
mas, my true love gave to me
TWo itii-liiut- gift aards, and a
t'iqril ocketfisherman,
On lit: third day of Chiristmas
my true love gave to me


Three shiny I-Pods, two Wal-
Mart gift cards, and a Popeil
pocket fisherman.
On the fourth day of Christmas
my true love gave to me,
Four X-Box games, three shiny
I-Pods, two Wal-Mart gift cards,
and a Popeil pocket fisherman.
On the fifth day of Christmas
my true love gave to me
Five golden toe rings
Four X-Box games, three shiny
I-Pods, two Wal-Mart gift cards,
and a Popeil pocket fisherman.
On the silth day of Christmas
my true love gave to me
Six Chia pets,
Five golden toe rings
Four X-Box games, three shiny
I-Pods, two Wal-Mart gift cards,
and a Popeil pocket fisherman.
On the seventh day of Christ-
mas my true love gave to me,
Seven bags of Snickers, six Chia
pets,
Five golden toe rings
Four X-Box games, three shiny
I-Pods, two Wal-Mart gift cards,
and a Popeil pocket fisherman.
On the eighth day of Christmas
my true love gave to me,
Eight Gator t-shirts, seven bags
of Snickers, six Chia pets
Five golden toe rings
Four X-Box games, three shiny
I-Pods, two Wal-Mart gift cards,
and a Popeil pocket fisherman.
On the ninth day of Christmas
my true love gave to me,
Nine Elvis CD's, eight Gator t-
shirts, seven bags of Snickers, six
Chia pets, .
Five golden toe rings
Four X-Box games, three shiny
I-Pods, two Wal-Mart gift cards,
and a Popeil pocket fisherman.
On the tenth day of Christmas
my true love gave to me,
Ten tubes of Rogaine, nine Elvis
CD's, eight Gator t-shirts, seven
bags of Snickers, six Chia pets
Five golden toe rings
Four X-Box games, three shiny
I-Pods, -two Wal-Mart gift cards,
and a Popeil pocket fisherman.
On the eleventh day of Christ-
mas my true love gave to me,
Eleven cans of Castrol, ten
tubes of Rogaine, nine Elvis CD's,
, if',v (.ltOr t-li"t'v i, ,,' gbag cs c!f


Snickers, six Chia pets
Five golden toe rings
Four X-Box games, three shiny
I-Pods, two Wal-Mart gift cards,
and a Popeil pocket fisherman.
On the twelfth day of Christmas
my true love gave to me
Twelve tanks of gas, eleven cans
of Castrol, ten tubes of Rogaine,


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shirts, seven bags of Snickers, six
Chia pets
Five golden toe rings,
Four X-Box games, three shiny
I-Pods, two Wal-Mart gift cards,
and a Popeil pocket fisherman.
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YES! The FrarnK)in Mercantile will be
open Saturday 10:00 am-5:00 pm for all
last minute Christmas needs! Refresh-
ments & free gift bags. 'a'li come CR
125 & Franklin St. in Glen. 259-6040.
12/22c
Beautiful memory foam bed, 10 year
Warranty, list $1200 new, sacrifice
$300. Can deliver. 904-398-5200.
12/8-29p
Firewood. Great deals on oak. Call
485-0797 or 588-6687. 12/15-1/12p
Country Boys Kwik Stop has fruitcake
mix thefreshest & cheapest in town.
All your. fishing & hunting needs -
ammo, license, bait & deer corn. Also,
available pay at pump gas. 259-2022.
10/27-12/15c
Order your Christmas fried turkeys at
Richard's Meat Market. 259-6660..
12/15-22c
The Franklin Mercantile will be open
this week Thursday Saturday & re-
open beginning January 13, 2006..
Tnarns for a greal.tar.t.259:6010.-
12/22c
Bag your own fruit mix navels, tan-
gerines & grapefruit, $5 for 1/4 bushel
bag. Located between Taco Bell & Mc-
Donalds on SR 121. 12/15-1/5p
King pillow top, new with warranty;
$259, can dell.er 904-391-0015.
12'8-29p
Two tanning beds, Pro 28LE 2F Wolff
system, $4000 each OBO. 259-5252.
12/8-29p
Butterfly dining rabie with 6 chairs, e-ry
.ornate, fluted legs, rare; half round foyer
console. All pieces are mahogany
wood. Southern Charm. 259-4140.
2/3tfc
Antique breakfront buffet, breakfront
cnina cabinet, buffet, all mahogany, can
be seen ai Southern Charm. 259-4140.
12'9 rf
Artists! Oils, acrylics, watercolors,
canvases, drawing pads and much
more!.The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
Street, 259-3737. tfc

NEW CONSTRUCTION
4/2 -'1742 SF on 1/2 acre in
Glen. 9' ceilings, ceramic tile,
all wood cabinets $169,900

3/2 1443 SF on 1/2 acre in
Glen. 9' ceilings, ceramic tile,
all wood cabinets.- $152,900

4/2 2308 SF on 1/2 acre in
Glen. 9' ceilings, ceramic tile,
all wood cabinets $199,900

Beyond Builders
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Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece, Do you have a junk car or truck you Experienced plumber needed. Mike
excellent condition. Southern Charmr want hauled off or to sell? 259-7968. Green Plumbing 904-219-8906.
259-4140. 12/9tfc .4/22tfc 12/15tfc


Girl's bunk bed, solid wood, decorative
headboard, white, can be used as 2
twins, mattresses, excellent condition,
$350. 259-2124. 12/22-1/5c
Sugarcane, 100+ stalks, cut, topped,
stacked, covered, $100 OBO. 275-
3262. 12/22p
Ashley child's twin captain bed, head-
board with shelves, mattress, dresser &
mirror, oak color, dresser has 6 draw-
ers, bed has 2 drawers, $400. 266-
4575. 12/22p
Gateway computer, Select 800 printer
scanner, new drive, new graphic, data
fax voice modem, asking $250; ladies'
biker jacket with fringe, size 6, paid
$400, asking $150; ladies' leather
skirt,size 8, asking $20. 266-0263 or
509-9101. 12/22p
2003 John Deere tractor, 91 hours, 35
HP, front end loader, 4 WD, $16,300.
904-334-8904. 12/22p
Yamaha WR400 competition 4 stroke,
experienced riders only, $2800 OBO.
259-5721. 12/22p

1995 Toyota 4-runner, 2 WD, loaded,
nice vehicle, needs engine, $3500. 904-
838-3130. 12/15-22p
1991 Cavalier, approximately 45,000
miles on factory engine, automatic,
good-heat & air, $1500. 904-571-0913.
12/15-22p
1997 Pontiac Gran Am SE, automatic,
great looking car but needs engine.
block (cracked), will not run, no dents or'
.dings, Viper alarm system, cold a/c,
new tires, alternators & calipers, $950.
266-4575 1222p
'1991 Cadillac Deville, 4 door, $2500;
1991 Lincoln Continental, 4 door, excel-
lent condition, extra clean, 84,000
miles, $2500; 1997 Saturn 4 door, 5
speed, a/c, $1900. Call Randy at 838-
2648. 12/2

Satellite TV Service. We do. Direct TV
& Dish Network; monthly payments
starting at $29.99. 386-867-1488 or 1-
888-521.5693 10 27.12 29p
Considering international adoption?
Children's Hope International is a won-
derful place to start this journey.
http://www.childrenshope.net or e-mail
locally for information kawligal3@-
:aoi.com. -11/10-12/29p
Now accepting antique furniture on
consignment. Pieces have to be in good
condition. Call Karin at Southern Charm
259-4140. ; 2/13tfc


Tree trimming removal and clean up.
Licensed and insured. 259-7968.
10/21tfc.


Maltese pup, wormed & shots, 7 weeks
old, health certificate, ready for new
home, $800. 259-4717. 12/15-22p
Lab puppies, registered one *.ee ,:,id.
beautiful & healthy, brown & yellow,
$400. $10C- d-posil .viii hold your
puppy. Bring your child to see their
puppy on Christmas Day. 259-6488 or
536-3827. 12/22p
Happy Jack mange medicine promotes
healing & hair growth to: any mange or
bare spot on dogs or horses, without
steriods. Glen Cash Siore 259-2381
v.'ww happvjaclinc c rr, 12 15.1 Sp,,
Dogs: ail rypes from puppies tii adults.
Animal Control. $50 boarding fees will
aply 259-6786 11 20tl1

Notice to readers:
Tre. .'. :.pa ep.-r .:r er. puC.'i, .e .:15 i 1,.e
.ad. -ri1 iri:- .. iut'I-:: i l5 e work-at-home,
weight loss products, heailr- products. While
the newspaper uses'reasonable discretion in
deciding on publication of such ads, it takes
.no responsibility a's to the truthfulness of
claims. Respondents should use caution and
common sense before sending any money
or making other -.:.,rrniiIrerni5 based on
statements and/or promises; demand
specifics in writing. You can alsocall the
Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-FTC-
HELP to find out how to spot fraudulent solic-
itations. Remember: if it sounds too good
to be true, it probably is.- The Baker County
Press
Driver needed. Class A or B, Hazmal,
lean driving record. Apply in person- or
call Les at L.V. Hiers, Inc. 259-2314.
12/15tfc

y Roger

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Well Drilling

2" & 4" Wells I

Call Roger or Roger Dale

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Iron worker foreman with 5 years ex-
perience, journeyman iron workers &
precast concrete erectors needed to
work with local company, top pay &
benefits. Call 904-707-8262. 12/8-29p
Office manager/dental assistant
needed for our growing dental practice.
Position requires a mature, positive, en-
ergetic person with strong computer
skills & 2 years of dental experience.
653-3333. 11/10tfc
Now hiring: Front & back office, experi-
enced preferred. Fax resume to 259-
2907 or apply in person at 31 S. 5th St.
12/22p


Baya Pointe Nursing Center
has the following open positions:
FT LPN/ RN 3:00 pm-11:00 pm
FT LPN/ RN 11:00 pm-7:00 am
PT Weekend LPN/RN 7:00 am-3:00 pm
Apply in person or fax resume to 386.752.7337:
587 SE Ermine Ave.
Lake City,Fl 32025


TRUCK AND TRAILER MECHANICS NEEDED



Q PRITCHETT TRUCKING

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

Good benefits. Pay based on experience.

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

or call 1-800-486-7504


GEORGIA USTINGS-
.. SL Mary's River Bluff
S'- G:'rgeous 4EBR/2BA Fleenvood on
z, 2 56 adres of beautiully lanrd-
S'. ca sped property Large open flcor
plan with vaulted cathedral ceil-
n rIng;, formal DR, & LR pliu a great
roorim JaJuz2i tub wirth separadle sher in efiomrrous master bath.
New pnvacy fericin In a hrxne that tooks & feels brand new Just
nrArh of the FuGA line in wahiMna distance of the Sl Mary's River
Don't nmiss all this value for only $139,000
SMniac/St George
Lovely starter 2000 28x48 P never
iI mlobrltle me. 3BR,2BA hon1e with
spilt floor plan. Large eat-in
kitchen, large master bath with
garden tub and separate shower.
SAdded bonus- fish pond stocked
wih bream & catfish, 2 utility sheds and rear decK. Sils on a comer
lot on Hiqhway 185 $99,900.00
Waycross
10 3Lre on southh side of Highway 84. zoned residential, 285 acres
on nLorx side zoned Ai-295 acre Total. Currently all uplands planted
In 27 year old slash pine. Timber scheduled to be cut oon Very
close To riwn and surrounds school along this an ideal tract for rs-
idential development $4.000 per acre prior to cling, $2600 after


Land- Located in Lancaster Glen
4'/2 miles west of Macclenny. Easy
access to US Hwy. 90 and 1-10.
Lot #1- 11.74 acres $76,310-SOLD
Lot #4- 12.11 acres $78,715-SOLD
Lot #11- 14 acres $98,000-SOLD
Lot #15- 10 acres $65,000-SOLD
Lot #18- 15 acres-$67,500-SOLD
Lot #21- 25.42 acres $101,680-PENDING


Commercial Property on'East Macclenny
Ave. Older home (14,% SF) may be reno-
vated for ,llicc or other commercial use.
Lot size is approximately 152x112. Near
new C) irl -.' Pointe Subdivision. Build
your business here, $15,i0mllI


Two homes in Jax. Very nice area on
Hecksher Drive'in Jacksonville. This
area is known as Jacksonville's Silver
Linin ys. Two
small _illtely 1/2
acre each. These homes could be
removed to build your dream home.
Reduced to $159,000 each.
Nice Affordable Home 3 bedroom, 2
bath d-+ -- deck on
city lotR;ljl vith shin-
gle roo ose toeveryt ng. Only
$64,900.
Commercial Lot 14,000 sq. ft. 100
ft. frontage on SR 121. Located
between Waffle House and Day's
Inn, adjacent to 1-10. $125,000.
Lot on Little St. Mary's River, con-
veniently located between Glen St.
Mary and Macclenny. This heavily
wooded lot is restricted to site built
homes only. /4a acre + priced at
$34,000.


cutting
A little piece of heaven on
the St Mary's River
Don't miss this opportunity. A
pristine river lot with a 2/2 all
Cypress horme siting on 2.5
acres on the St Mary's RIver
made from tre woods ot the ., -.
earth. Cypre.s siding, 3'" ,
heart pine wood flooring, redwood counter tops Wood buying
fireplace, spacious kitchen, walk-in pantry, too many features
to list in this ad. Home needs to be finished and buyer will pay
$3000 awards finishing 2nd BR and BA. Price a bargain at
$189, 900.
Interlachen Lake Access
.22 acre lot in Interlachen with access to beautiful Lake
Grandln. Very few of these lots are left. Most have been pur-
chased by investors. $15,000 00
Macclenny
7.90 acres close to Intersection of CR 125 & CR 127 Zoned
tor home or mobile home not older than 5 years. One of very
few large parcels left with zoning for mobile home $99,875 00


Deep Water 60 beautiful acres on the St.
Mary's River. Many native palm trees. This
unique property was once a deep water port
for sailing ships. Secluded with its own pri-
vate road. Located next to the world
famous White Oak Plantation in Nassau
County. If you are :,-.kini, tfoi a private
estate site, this is it. Shown tt qualified
buyers by appt. only. I'lPitLd at $3,500,000
-T t.. ~r~ m-


Very Clean 3BR/2BA on ,77 acre. This
1995 14x66 singlewide mobile home has
been cleaned & freshly painted. Located on
a paved road.and ready to move in, Nice
area on Mudlake Rd. Affordable at $67,900.


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A/C & duct Installers,must be experi-
enced & dependable. 259-8038.
12/1-22p
Immediate openings for pipe foreman,
hoe, dozer & loader operators,, hillman,
tailman & laborer. Apply in person at
Earthworks, 11932 N. SR 121, Mac-
clenny, FL 32063. 904-653-2800.
10/13-12/29c
Part time with full time potential. Look-
ing for motivated, qualified person in
Baker and surrounding counties. Experi-
ence in sales helpful. Reply with resume
and references to P.O. Box 598, Mac-
clenny, FL 32063. 6/2tfc
Experienced painters needed. Must
have tools. 259-5877. 12/30tfc
Local home health care agency seek -
ing full time Physical Therapist for local
and surrounding areas. Call 259-3111
for details. 2/24tfc
Emergency Mental Health Evaluator
positions available at Community Men-
tal Health Clinic (CBHC). Positions are
on-call, part-time, nights & weekends.
Requires minimum of a Bachelor's De-
gree in a human service field. Fax re-
sume to 904-259-5187. 12/1 -22c
Help. needed a mature, cheerful,ener-
getic person who loves children. Please
come & fill out application at Childrem's
Elite on CR 23B in front of new Mac-
clenny Elementary School, 259-1373.
12/22-1/12p
Elderly care needed-for evenings &
weekends. References requested. 259-
2625. 1


Notice to Readers
All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the \
Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise"any
preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color,
religion, sex, handicapfamiliarstatus or national origin, or
an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or dis-
crimination." Familial status includes children under the age
of 18 living with parents or legal custodians; pregnant
women and people securing custody of children udder 18..
This newspaper will not knowingly
accept any advertising for real es-
tate which is in violation of the law.
SOur readers are hereby informed
that all dwellings advertised in this
newspaper are available on an
equal opportunity basis.' To com-
EQUAL HOUSING plain of discrimination, ;..i H.i I:'10I
,OPPORTUNITY freeat 1-800-669-977. Thlr- i:, i,
inp.i'rc3 1 B o':" .-.' -'-'
Beautiful brick home, 1 mile south of
Fargo, GA. Too many things to list If in
terested, call 912-637-5291 after dark
or see on internet. TheOnlineReal-
ty com, property ID#4355. '12/15-22p
16x80 mobile home in Georgia off 185,
2'/2 acres, $75,000 or 5 acres & mobile
home $95,000. 259-5924. 12/8-29p
Copper Creek 3 BR, 2 BA, 1572 SF,
fall-brick, $199,900. Forrest Taylor or,
Keller Williams 904-626-6456.
12 15- 5p
Land. 1 dl6ces Ba1:'wi' r-yH'OCali
727-772-1615 aftre' 2:00 prm or 904-266-
-4248. 12'8-29p
5.62 acres, large oak trees, well & sep-
tic country seeing just outside of city
limits, $100,000 negotiable. 259-2997 or
259-5065 12/22-1/12p


2 BR, 2 BA mobile home on 2'/2 acres,
$500 per month, $500 deposit. 259-
2242 12/22-29p
Mobile homes, 2 and 3 BR, A/C, no
pets, $500-$550 plus deposit. 904-860-
4604 or 259-6156. 3/17tfc
1 acre lot for mobile home in Macedo-
nia area off Odis Yarborough. Call Brian
at 759-5734 or 259-6735. 3/24tfc
2 BR, 1 BA, CH/A, $510 per month, 1st
& last & $300 deposit, we supply water,
household trash p/u & lawn service.
259-7335. 12/1tfc


Office space for lease, 1200 SF near
6th & 90, build-out in progress, $1200
er month. 904-607-5027. 12/22-29c


2000 Homes of Merit, 16x80, 3 BR 2
J3A with garden tub. Take over pay-
ments, must be moved. 214-9866.
12/8-29p
1994 14x70 Fleetwood, needs some
work, $4500. 838-2648 or 334-8904.
12


Thursday, Friday & Saturday 9:30
am-?, 4191 Barber Bros. Circle. Flower
arrangements & dolls, etc.



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Hunters & Fisherman! Doublewide
mobile home in Olustee on 6.73 acres,
well kept home, 25 year ext. paint, 3 BR,
2 BA, three ponds on property. Call
Betsy Tyler Hallmark Real Estate of
Lake City, toll free 1-800-755-6600.
12/22-1/12p
By Owner: Brick home on one acre
country setting, 3 BR, office or 4th BR, 2
BA, eat-in kitchen, formal DR, separate
garage/workshop, separate laundry,
pole barn, rear fenced, large old oaks &
fruit trees, many plants & shrubs, sprin-
kler system, $191,500, 5 minutes to I-
10. 653-1411. 12/22tfc


New home for rent. 3 BR, 1 BA, tile
flooring, living room, kitchen/dining room
combo, on .50 acre lot in Sanderson. All
electric appliances. $700 security de-
posit, $700 per month. Please call 259-
3343 or 626-8424. 9,15tfc
B BR, 2 BA mobile home, no pets,
garbage pickup & water provided, $600
per month, $600 deposit. 912-843-8118.
12/22tfc
3 BR, 2 BA house in Macclenny II, sep-
arate garage on 1.08 acres, available
February 1st, $1000 per month, 1st &
last month's rent, no pets. Call 614-
4650. 12/22-29p


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We can show and sell all listings!

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LIFETIME FAMILY
BUSINESS FOR SALE
Great opportunity in well established business
in the fastest growing area of Macclenny. With
approximately 1000 new homes coming to this
area.
How can you MISS??
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386 N. Lowder St., Macclenny.

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3 bedroom, 2 bath home, back & side
screened prches, large family room, large
bonus room, large fenced back yard, stove
& refrigerator. Must see to appreciate. In
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EXCEPTIONAL!
$229,900
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1997 Homes of Merit 4 Bedroom 2
Bath doublewide on 2.90 acres. Bring
the horses or 4 wheeler. New electric
range and refrigerator, new Berber
carpet, new cabinets & countertops!!
$104,900
Well & Septic Tank on 1.90 acres. Lot
just right for your mobile home.
Convenient location. $35,000.
Seventy Acres- $2,500 per acre.
I ..:l.:.asui Creek. Like to hunt and fish,
-l4 s a I the country
$175,000 O
Commercial- 2 lots on US 90 in Glen
St. I'.ar'; -:::celle commercial use..
Has access to water and sewer.
$165,000
Adorable- all nri,: 2 1 hb:on-e Tile &
icrp' e fl, ,, C ni'.'eruei nt Ic::'an'jtn. Must
see! $99,900
2 Lots on US 90- in Olen Sr M.r','
with building. Excellent business
opportunity. Has water & sewer.
$275,000
Doublewide MH 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath

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metal pole barn. $79,900 was
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2.5 acre in Glen St. HOLIDAY SPECIAL! 10,000 SF Commercial- Zonednera this
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CONSTRUCTION, INC.
Custom Homes Additions Remodels
259-4893 ** 904-403-4781 cell.
Southern Charm 5960 Lauramore Rd., Macclenny, FL 32063
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APPLLANCE DOCTOR
SAir conditioners Heat pumps*
M ji':'r jpplijncs ,
24 hour, 7 day crierrgnci service.!
Call Vince Farnesi, Owner-Operator
259-2124
7/1ltfc


WEST STUCCO
Specializln in all typ
Stucco and Stone
Local and Out-of-Tc
259-8076
weststucco@nefcom
17 years in busine

OAK FIREWC
We deliver or you pic
653-1442


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pes of
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HOME
IMPROVEMENT CO.
.-Jding Soffets Gutters'
Genr-ral repairs
259-6518
7/28tfc


A&R ROOFING, INC..
New roofs Roof repairs
Roof replacement
Free estimates
259-7892
9/91f


.net SLAG DRIVEWAYS
ss Hauled & spread
- 4. 06P Tractor work
SOD Box blade & Finish inowing
kp Bush hog
ck up
259-6118
12/15-2/206p


212/2-1/12p
CONNIE F. WHITE
275-2474
Septic Tanks, Tractor Work,
New Systems, Repairs,,
Sump Pumps, Culverts,
Slag Hauled and Spread
2/5tfc


TRACTOR'S WORK
Bush hog Box blade
Finish mowing *
Free estimates .
Contact Mike
334-9843


WELLDRILI
2" and 4" vel
Rdger Raulers
259-7531

PERSONAL T
CLEANING SE
Commercial resic
Many references on
30 years experie
259-5782
699-2904


LING
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on


ANGEL AQUA, INC.
Water sofieners Iron filters
Sales Rentals- Service
WATER TESTING
Toitl \aaler sofiener supplici
Salt delivery
Financing a'. ailjble -
JOHN HOBBS
797 S. 6th Sireei. Macclenrnv
259-6672
7/15tfe


DESIGN ALTERNATIVES
260-8153
pCusrorn h sOLi: plaP s
to your specificiiiioi
Qualified Good references
4130tfc


CANADAY
4/3tf CONSTRUCTION/
OUCH CANADAY TRUCKING
R Complete site and
RVICE. Underground uiil;t, contractor
dential Land clearing
request We sell dirt and slag
ence Mitch Canaday, Jr,
259-1242
904-219-8094
11/24-5/8/06p CU-C057126 6/23-12/29p


WA DE'S TRACTOR
WORKS, INC.
Finish grading ~ Dirt leveling
Mowing Culverts
Slag driveways
259-3691
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259-2409 or 813-9324
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Backhoe work *'land clearing
Lee Waddell, owncr


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WELL WATER
REPAIR and SE]
24 hour 7 days we
904-779-004
toll free 888-627
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Oils, acrylics, watercolors
drawing pads and muc
110 South Fifth St
259-3737


PEACOCK PAINTING,
INC.
Professional painting
Pressure washing
Interior exterior
Residential commercial
Fully insured Locally owned
25 years experience
259-5877
7/28tfc
nIACGLEN BUILDERS,
INC.
Design / Build
Your plans or our plans
Bentley Rhoden -
904-259-2255


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3/14tfc


R.K. MUSE
CONSTRUCTION, INC.
Custom Homes
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-New Construction-.
-R.nm.'-dl;ng Additions-,
275-2826 "
545-8316 cell
Keith Muse, Owner
CBC#1250391 12/1-22p


FILL DIRT
Culverts Installed
259-2536
Tim Johnson


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SERVICE
1' 221 21 2' Tree removal:* Lighr hauling
nty Stump removal
PUM NP We haul or lbu', iunk cars and trucks
RVICE We sell horses
Sek Licensed Insured
Free estimates.
2 24 hour service
-8677 Call Danny
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BUG OUT SERVICE
Since 1963
Residential and Commercial
Pest control.
Lawn and Shrub care
Termite protection
Damage repair guarantees
Free estimates Call today!
Sentricon Colony
Elimination System
259-8759
2/17tfc
MACGLEN BUILDERS,
INC.
Design / Build-
Your plans or our plans
Bentley Rhoden -
904-259-2255


CBC060014


LEGGETT'S
APPLIANCE
SERVICE, INC.
Locally owned and operated
We service:' refrigerators, washers,
dryers ranges,,microwaves,
dishwashers and .'. nmd,',.' A C,
All work guaranteed
Independent Aulht:irizLd Sc r. ice
259-1882
9/8tfc
WILSON STUCCO, INC.
For all your stucco needs
Commercial and Residential


Licensed and Insur
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Kevin 904-759-39
Gene 904-626-501
Dann' 904-424-65
Charlie 904-226-3;
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COMPLETE NO.
SERVICES
*Affidavits *Jurats (o
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*Will come to yo
259-4277 day
275-4280 even


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WASTE DISPOSAL,
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Garbage pickup for Baker County
Roll off Dumpsters
259-5692
Kent Kirkland, Owner/Operator
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GATEWAY PEST
CONTROL, INC.
259-3808
All types of pest control
Call E.ion. Shannon, Br, an,
Bill or Philip
Beverly Monds Owner
11/16tfc


07 KONNIE'S KLEAR
84
;68 POOLS
233 We build in-ground pools
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DOUGHBOY above-ground pools
Service Renovations Cleaning
TARY Repairs* Chemicals* Parts
698-E West Macclenny Ave.
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losingS Fall and Winter hours:
lies Closed on Monday and Tuesday
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8/25tfc
RELIABLE
RESIDENTIAL
CONTRACTING, INC.
Home repairs Remodeling
Mark Stevens
904-509-2397


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LARRY WESTFA
CORPORATION
Roofing
Free estimates
259-8700


259-5222
(CPC 053903)


9/2tfc


SANDS TRUCKING
-Sand ~ Field dirt Slag hauled
904-445-8836 days
904-653-2493 evenings
3/17/05-3/17/06p


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ALL BROS.
)N Heating* Air Electrical service
Licensed and Insured
259-0893
Lic. #ET11000707
5/27tfc Lic.#RA13067193,
Lic. #RA13067194 4/21tfc


FISH'S WELDING &
EXHAUST
Tires Rims Exhaust
Buckshot Goodyear Michelin
Nitto BOSS Eagle MSR
Custom exhaust Flowmaster
Turbo, Glaspaks
Call today for the best price!
259-1393
10/6tfc
RONNIE SAPP
WELL DRILLING
SEPTIC TANKS
Well drilling
water conditioning purification,
New septic systems
Drain field repairs
259-6934
We're Your Water Experts
Celebrating our 29th year in business
Credit cards gladly accepted
Fully licensed & insured
Florida & Georgia
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A &R TRUSS
Engineered trusses for your new
Home Barn Shed Etc.
Free estimates


259-3300
Lic.#RC0067003


12/23tfe


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ANNOUNCEMENTS
& INVITATIONS
So many options!
See our catalogs at
The Office Mart
110 South 5th Street
259-3737
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GOD'S BUSINESS
After-hours computer repair
Networking, training,
graphic design and writing
Call Cheryl
904-885-1237
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