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I. 44 Thursday February 23, 2006 Macclenny, Florida 500
for seat on
Glen decides against
having special election
BY MICHAEL RINKER
The Town of Glen St. Mary will
advertise for candidates to replace
recently resigned Councilman Lar-
The remaining council members
voted Tuesday night to have Mayor
Juanice Padgett-place a newspaper
ad to solicit resumes from Glen res-
idents who are registered voters.
The ad also will ask applicants
to explain in writing why they want
Mayor Padgett will review po-
tential candidates, then recommend
one or more to the council, which
will vote at its March 21 meeting.
Town officials declined the alter-
native of holding a special election
within 60 days.
By ordinance, an appointee
would serve until the end of the
former councilman's term or the
next general election, whichever
In this case, they both occur at
the same time September 2007.
Mr. Payne stepped down Febru-
Although his letter of resigna-
tion did not give a reason, he later
cited his. other interests and. his
frustration over the slow pace of
expanding the town's boundaries.
NMr. Payne also was the town's
vice-mayor, a position now filled
by Councilman Woody Crews, who
was nominated by the mayor and
Also at Tuesday's meeting, the
council set the deadline by which
all residents must be hooked up to
the town's sewer system.,
State law requires users to be
connected within 365 days after the
sewer line becomes available.
Glen's lines were completed and
the first person connected by
March 28, but problems with part
of the system weren't fixed until-
The council decided the latter
date would toll the 365-day con-
,Officials also were to have de-
cided what to do if individuals
can't or won't hook up, but tabled a
vote pending a survey by the mayor
of other municipalities.
Mayor Padgett said that only six
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Baker County man
heads up group
in Jacksonville -
of musicians with
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BY KELLEN L\NNIGAN
Against a cheerful backdrop
of painted blue sky, white
clouds, Nellow sun, trees, flow-
ers and butterflies, Dr. George
Weeks talked to students at the
PreK Center about the impor-
tance of good oral hygiene.
Prior to the program held last
Friday morning. Dr. Weeks
could be seen in the hallway jok-
ing and laughing with the chil-
dren as they moved from one.
classroom to another.
In front of an enthusiastic
group of preK and kindergarten
students, he demonstrated the
correct way to brush using a
giant toothbrush and huge pair of
"Always move from the top
Following a program about the benefits of good dental hygiene, six year oldJaice Williams shares the loss of her first baby tooth with den-
tist George Weeks. Photo by Kelley Lannigan
of your teeth to the bottom and back up again," Dr.
Weeks told his young audience. "Never just scrub side
to side. Don't forget to brush your tongue, too. Don't
share your toothbrush with anyone. Brush at least two
minutes. Three is best."
"And if you don't brush," Dr Weeks cautioned, "this
can happen!" He whacked himself a few times on the
backside with the giant toothbrush. "Ow!" he cried,
causing the kids to break into squeals of laughter.
But the good doctor's message is also serious. "You
must brush," he told the children, "especially after a
sugary snack. And never, never, never go to blied with-
out brushing those teeth. That's when tooth decay real-
ly does its dirty work."
Dr. Weeks and his staff have been presenting dental
health programs to young school children for 28 years:
The newest member of the Mac-
clenny Commission is pushing for
a coalition of other local govern-
ment agencies to stay ahead of ser-
vices that will be demanded with
explosive growth expected to hit
Baker County the next decade.
During last week's city board
meeting, Commissioner Phil Rho-
den managed to overcome skepti-
cism of some fellow members and
get support for what he is calling
the Joint City/County Committee
of Service Providers.
"Based on the number of build-
ing permits and what's on the
drawing board for new subdivi-
sions, I believe we are approaching
capacity for many of our services,"
said Commissioner Rhoden this
"We can't afford to ignore the
ripple effect that growth has from
one agency to the next, and if we
can we should stay ahead of the
Mr. Rhoden plans later this week
to draft a letter from the city invit-
ing the County Commission, Glen
Town Council, School Board, the
Sheriff's Office, Chamber of Com-
merce and other entities to get on
The first order of business will
be a general meeting to set goals
and methods of collecting informa-
- tion, he says.
"We have to get an accurate idea
of where we are now as far as cap-
acity. For instance, how much more
growth will it take for the police or
rescue to reach a saturation point
The commissioner is a ware-
house and inventory manager at
Northeast Florida State Hospital
and among the youngest of local
officials. He will urge the group to
take an approach similar to that
used by the hospital several years
ago when it went after, and got, the
Governor's Sterling Award for Ex-
"When we did that, we set a
baseline: are we at an acceptable
range? At what levels? And we
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The program arose from his
concern for the amount of tooth
deca) he saw when he began his
dental practice in Macclenn\ in
"So many of the older folks
had lost all their teeth and used
dentures," he said. "When you
have dentures, the ability to
chew food adequately is only
about 15"- that of real teeth. So
you end up eating mostly pureed
food. That's not ver. enjoyable.
"And I saw so man\ \oung
children with terrible tooth
decay, I felt I had to take dental
education out into the public
arena. I thought what better %ka\
than in the school system so
the\ could get the message
w hen the\ are young."
A puppet show\ features com-
mon-sense characters such as
Harry Health\tooth and Apple
Annie \\ho try to caution the
careless Suz\ Seettooth from
falling pre\ to the cavity encour-
aging influence of Lollipop
An animated video called
Geena's Tremendous Tooth Ad-
venture, featuring talking
giraffes, hippos and an evil ape
also reinforced the benefits of
tooth brushing, good choices of
healthy snacks and frequent
checkups at the dentist's office.
Afterwards, teachers were
given toothbrushes and sugar-
free lollipops to pass out to their
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or seven residents have yet to con-
Currently, seven residential
units and 21 non-residential are on
line, she said.
For the water system, 68 resi-
dential and 23 non-residential are
tied in, which is all of the potential
connections at this point.
In other business Tuesday, the
Retained the services of Pross-
er Hallock as the town's planning
consultant under a state grant that
allows Glen officials to formulate
an "Urban Services Boundary,"
which is basically a blueprint of
how they want the town to expand
over the next ten years.
Restricted one of the town's
certificates of deposit to be used
for a "rainy day" fund required by
USDA Rural Development. The
town must designate funds equal
to one-tenth of its annual debt ser-
vice for each of the next ten years.
Prior to Tuesday's regular month-
ly meeting, town officials held two
At one, Tony Robbins of Pross-
er Hallock briefed them on "De-
velopments of Regional Impact,"
or DRI, which are mega-develop-
ments that affect not only their im-
mediate area, but neighboring
towns or counties.
He- explained each step of the
lengthy approval process and what
role the town would play.
The second workshop was a re-
do of one held February 7. It was
repeated because Glen failed to
give proper notice to the public as
required by law.
Although it was a technical vio-
lation of the state's Sunshine Law,
Glen officials likely have little to
worry about. Precedent has gener-
ally held that if there is no pattern
of malicious intent meaning that
own officials aren't trying to pull
the wool over the public's eyes -
In this case, the workshop was
another of several discussions of
possible expansion of the town
(From page one)
students before they went home
for the day.
Dr.'Weeks' winning manner,
clear instructions and creative pro-
gram got the message across.
Teachers reported that after the
program, some children were wait-
ing before eating their morning
"Are these OK for our teeth?"
they wanted to know.
The American Dental Ass-
ociation recommends the follow-
ing for good oral hugiene:
Brush your teeth twice a day
with an ADA-accepted flouride
Clean between teeth daily
with floss or an interdental cleaner.
Decay-causing bacteria still linger
between teeth where toothbrush
bristles can't reach. Flossing re-
moves plaque and food particles
from between the teeth and under
the gum line.
Eat a balanced diet and limit
Visit your dentist regularly for
professional cleaning and oral
Replace toothbrushes every
three months or sooner if the bris-
tles become frayed. A worn tooth-
brush will not do a good job of
cleaning teeth. Replace children's
toothbrushes more frequently as
they wear out sooner.
contacted School Superintendent
Paula Barton several weeks ago,.
and learned the school district had
been up to an assessment of its
If the Blair Nurseries develop-
ment of 577 homes builds out as
proposed, for instance, the school
district would be operating at 113
The calculation was made by-
district personnel and it ish.'t im-
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Getting ahead of growth is
key to a sound government
Macclenny Commissioner Phil
Rhoden is on to something.
As noted in a page one article in
this edition, Mr. Rhoden proposes
bringing together local tax-support-
ed agencies and others to figure out
how we're going to beat this
He rightly foresees greatly in-
creased demand for government
services, and has a sneaking suspi-
cion we're e about to get ambushed if
some serious coordination and
planning don't begin soon.
It's a multi-faceted dilemma, one
faced by other communities suc-
cessfully,. and a disaster in others. It
depends on who's in charge.
There are encouraging signs
many officials feel we need to stop
short of a hostile attitude toward
big money developers out to cash
in on the demand for land and
housing a half-hour from Jack-
We can be friends and partners,
but, we need to learn all we can
about how they operate, and make
sure when they pull up their tent
stakes we aren't left standing in our
Mr. Rhoden's proposal for'a
joint "think tank" on growth and its
corresponding challenges are a
great supplement to this.
By his admission, Phil Rhoden
said he began thinking hard about
assessing the present situation and
developing a vision about the future
when, as a manager at NEFSH, he
became involved in the tedious
quest for the Governor's Sterling
Award for management of a public
The hospital finally won it, and
it couldn't have come at a better
time since many in the Florida Leg-
islature wanted (and probably still
do)' to privatize the state hospital or
move it south toward Florida's pop-
This effort, is different, and it's
the same.' Instead of an award, the'
* county has its eye on successfully
coping with the very complicated
process we know as growth.
The state is heavily involved in
growth management and all those
laws must be mastered. The devel-
opers have their own rules, and
they have to be anticipated
Local services have to be proper-
ly managed and funded to antici-
pate what they'll need as popula-
The concept brings to mind sev-
First, Baker County needs
younger minds and fresher ideas as-
cending into public office. We are
governed in 2006 by the "old
guard," people who have been there
for decades in many cases.
Mr. Rhoden is one of the young-
er officials to hold public office,
and his call for serious planning is
indicative both of his training as a
manager and of a person who will
be long-affected by how we handle
the next decade of growth.
What he is saying in essence is
this: Baker County needs to consol-
idate governments (and services)
My guess is an efficiency expert
would conclude we don't need either
a Macclenny or' a Glen St. Mary, ex-
cept as geographical names.,
Consolidation is a long process
that must take place in an orderly
manner, and 2006 isn't too early to
begin thinking about it.
If we're truly interested in effici-
ency .in local government, we'll
find a way to do it.
MY SIDE OF
I found some very interesting,
stuff happening in the news over
the past week or so. Naturally, we
celebrated investigative journalists
have an inside knowledge of events
that the general public does not
possess. So, I have dug deep and
pulled out the real story for you.
V As everyone who hasn't been
on Mars for the past week knows,
Vice President Dick Cheney shot
his good friend while hunting for
quail in Texas. Almost a week later,
in his first public response to the
incident, he took full responsibility
for the shooting.
This was a bit surprising since
an early planned statement claimed
that his friend, lawyer Harry Whit-
tingdon, who is a real prankster,
had snuck up behind the Vde Pres'.
ident wearing an Osama costume.
The vice president shouldered
all the blame, although in a related
story, USA Today reported a covey
of Texas quail had been moved in
secret to the detention center in
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for interro-
Indiana officials reported Wed-
nesday former Vice President Dan
Quayle has been missing since the
shooting. His publicist says he be-
lieves that Quayle is in hiding after
hearing that Cheney and his friends
were shooting quail.
The publicist went on to say that
the former vice president is easily
confused and cited such public
quotes as "I love California. I prac-
tically grew up in Phoenix." It's
time for the human race to enter the
solar system," and "The future will
be better tomorrow," as proof of his
V Olympic downhill skier Bode
Miller, who admitted to skiing in a
World Cup race while drunk, was
disqualified from the Olympic
combined event after one of his
skis went on the wrong side of the
ski gate.. Miller stated that "I was
not skiing drunk. I was skiing stu-
V Homeland Security Director
Michael Chertoffresponded to crit-
ics Thursday by saying that Presi-
dent Bush had made "unprecedent-
ed" efforts in, planning for Hurri-
cane Katrina. Chertoff said the
President declared a state of emer-
gency in Ciawford, Texas, days in
advance of the hurricane striking
Chertoff also said that as the
killer hurricane bore down on the
Gulf Coast the President declared a
"really high state of publicity emer-
gency the red alert kind," and
clamped down on all the "naysay-
ers" in government, threatening to
send them to the detention camp in
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, like they
had all those dissident Texas quail.
The president also said that he is
taking "forywr.-dooking-type ac-
tion" by striking the name Katrina
frmrni'futtire' opies of 10,000 Baby
"That should show terrorists and
other people who want to use nat-
ural disasters to their advantage
that we mean business," said Presi-
V In Haiti, Rene Preval was an-
nounced the winner in the contro-
versial presidential election. Preval
received less than 40 % of the vote.
However, his percentage slipped
upwards a little after 65,000 blank
ballots were removed from the
In other news from the embat-
tled island, Mr. Blank Ballot ran a
close second to Rene Preval in the
Haitian presidential elections.
V Gay Episcopalian Bishop
Gene Robinson shocked the com-
munity of faith on Tuesday by an-
nouncing that he is an alcoholic.
Robinson, who was controver-
sially elected bishop of New Hamp-
In the news 75 years ago
Road Dept. Hard After Thievery
The State is making every effort possible to
protect the road and the State's property while
Road No. 1 is in course of construction, says
Supt. J.P. O'Brien, in charge of construction.
"We have been bothered a great deal recently
by people destroying and removing barricades
and lanterns," said Mr. O'Brien.
Claud Lovett, A.C. Williams and Claude
Hodges were caught molesting lanterns by
Travis Clarke and turned over to Special Officer
J.C. Mackey who put them in the county jail in
Macclenny. They were later taken to Nassau
County where the crime was committed. The
men admitted taking the lanterns and were giv-
en 30 to 60 day sentences. When they have
served this time they will be turned over to Du-
val County on a similar charge, as a number of
articles taken from the dragline were found in
their car later.
In the news 50
L. Thrift Buys Blair's
A large and interest-
ing business deal was
V closed here Wednesday
when Lonnie Thrift ac-
PAST quired the Blair Hard-
ware store, one of Mac-
clenny's leading busi-
Mr. Thrift, in a statement to'The Press
Wednesday said the business would be known
as the Thrift Hardware, dealers in hardware,
furniture and builders supplies, and that he
would take charge of the business Thursday,
This business was founded by Richard Blair
15 years ago, and from a small beginning has
developed into one of Baker County's leading
business enterprises. Mr. Blair stated Wednes-
.day that he would devote his time to the devel-
opment of his other business interests here and
do a little fishing and hunting on the side.
Mr. Thrift states that he will devote his entire
time to this business and that he has sold his in-
terest in the Thrift Bros. Grocery and Market,
North Macclenny, to his brother Paul Thrift,
who will operate it in the future.
The Thrift Brothers came to Macclenny from
Charlton County, Ga., about 10 years ago and
established the Thrift Bros. Grocery which has
been very successful. They are both enterprising
young business men and we are glad to note
that their business are expanding.
In the news 25 years ago
Hospital treatment for Dressier
Carl Dressler, whose insanity defense three
weeks ago got him an acquittal on charges of
killing his parents last fall (Press, February 12),
has been declared presently competent by a
However, he now faces an indefinite hospital
stay in a Miami institution as doctors there try
to bring back his memory of the night he shot
his father and stepmother to death.
Although the stay at Jackson Memorial Hos-
pital is voluntary and may last no longer than
mid year, Circuit Judge R.A. Green said during
a hearing Monday that he will withhold final
disposition until the teenager's doctor say she is
ready for release.
Even then, Judge Green said, he expects psy-
chaitrist (Dr. Thomas Kelley to recommend con-
tinuing outpatient treatment, perhaps for years,
to counteract the emotional trauma as Dressier
remembers the slaying and the events leading
up to the October 21 shooting in Glen St. Mary.
Defense Attorney Joseph Bergen of Savan-
nah indicated he anticipated the ruling as he
said arrangements have been made for Dressier
to enter the hospital March 9. Until that time,
Judge Green ordered that he be released from
the County Jail in the custody of his attorney
and family members, noting that a trip to his
mother's home in Savannah might be helpful.
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shire, shocked parishioners by his
I have also discovered that the
bishop has yet to announce that as
well as being gay and an alcoholic
that he is dyslexic, has a fear of wa-
ter and the color yellow and won't
get on elevators. He also is agora-
phobic, allergic to cat hair and is
In my never ending vigilance I
search stories to help protect you
from the tentacles of international
terrorism and came across this one
proving just how far international
madmen will go to disrupt our
V" Scientists in Australia an-
nounced Wednesday the Australian
cane toad, one of the world's most
poisonous creatures, has evolved
(or "intelligent designed" what-
ever side of that issue you fall on)
longer legs. They have grown the
longer legs to allow them to "in-
vade more territory."
There you have it.
It can only be the hand of those
Al Qaeda madmen. If you look at
the picture of the Australian cane
toad, it bares a remarkable resem-
blance to Osama's number two
man Mohammed Al Zawhari.
Kermit, the world's most famous
frog, could not be reached for com-
ment. His publicist did say that
Kermit is concerned that this could
cast all frogs in a bad light and
added, "It just goes to prove once
again that it's not easy being
I think that Vice President Dick
Cheney should stop hunting quail
in Texas and start hunting Aus-
tralian cane toads.
As simple as an e-mail.....
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, February 23, 2005 Page Four
The passenger in a pickup stop-
ped north of Sanderson the eve-
ning of February 16 is charged
with possession of cocaine and the
driver with obstructing police after
he accused them of planting drugs
in the vehicle.
Deputy Erik Deloach stopped a
1990 Chevrolet pickup driven by
Josh Collins, 21, of Glen after it
left the Club 229 with a burnt-out
tail light about 8:40.
Mr. Collins consented to a
search of the truck, and the coun-
ty's drug-sniffing dog alerted near
the passenger side door where De-
puty Ben Anderson found a plastic
bag with powdered cocaine resi-
James Davis, the 24-year-old
passenger, was charged with drug
During the search, the driver ig-
nored several requests by the offi-
cers to calm, himself, and instead
complained loudly that ,Deputy
Anderson planted the bag inside
In other drug-related arrests, a
17-year-old male is charged with
possession of crack cocaine with
the intent to sell just before day-
light on February 18.
Deputy Curtis Ruise said he
spotted the youth in the rear seat of
a vehicle driven by Lane Ruise
and parked in front of Bill's
Grocery in Sanderson just after
Deputy Ruise said the youth.
was acting suspiciously and he
asked him to exit the vehicle.
During a pat-down search he felt a
plastic tube in a pants pocket.
The officer said it resembled
others used to conceal crack rocks,
and he found several inside when
he opened it.
The teen is listed in the report
as a student attending Baker Coun-
ty Middle School.
Donald Morris, 46, of Macclen-
ny is charged with having drug
paraphernalia in his 2006 Toyota
SUV in the pre-dawn hours of Feb-
ruary 18 when he returned to his
home off Winder Road.
Kim Hughes, 44, his live-in
girlfriend,'called police just before
6:00 am when Mr. Morris returned
home and banged on doors and
windows attempting to enter.
She accused the boyfriend of
being out all night smoking crack,
and Deputy James Marker said
Mr. Morris admitted to that and
consented to a vehicle search.
The officer found a broken
glass pipe with drug residue and
some steel wool on the console.
Paraphernalia possession is a
took his cash
A man who was accused Feb-
ruary 17 of domestic violence on,
his girlfriend during an altercation
at their east Macclenny residence
accused her the following day of
stealing from him:
Timothy Burnsed, 35, said es-
tranged girlfriend Darlene Dice,
19, is the likely person who took
$500 cash and a money order for
$183.50 from his South 3rd St.
residence while he was in the
shower in the early afternoon.
Mr. Burnsed, one of 14 persons
indicted last year for the Operation
Sawmill methamphetamine con-
spiracy, said the girlfriend also left
a dog on his front porch. He had
given it to her for Valentine's Day.
The previous day, Mr. Burnsed
was accused in. a criminal com-
plaint of punching Ms. Dice in the
face after she drove up to the same
residence late in the afternoon.
The boyfriend said she spent
the day away with friends riding
ATVs and "snorting pills." He also
threw her belongings out the front
Mr. Burnsed denied the allega-
tion and. Deputy Michael Lagle
said he did not see any visible
signs of the attack on Ms. Dice.
The accused is due to be sen-
tenced for his role in the meth con-
spiracy later next month.. He and .'
all. other defendants have enicred
pleas in the federal case.
Fraud charge for using debit card
A Macclenny man is charged
with fraud after he allegedly stole
a debit card and used it twice dur-
ing the early morning hours of
February 15 at a local convenience
Terry Shunk, 46, told Deputy
Garrett Bennett he found the card
belonging to Jose Barrios of Mac-
clenny. The cardholder reported it
stolen to Mercantile Bank on Feb-
Mr. Shunk is accused of using it
to purchase $45 in merchandise in
two transactions that morning at
the Kangaroo store in east Mac-
A computer at the bank record-
ed the transactions and Deputy
Bennett later questioned the clerk,
Who identified Mr. Shunk.
In other fraud or.suspected
fraud cases, two cards belonging
to Bryan Johnson of Macclenny
may have been used to run up
$6800 in purchases.
The report was made by the
victim's girlfriend, who told police
a handyman who worked at his
house may be responsible.
One of the card companies said
the suspect is using Mr. Johnson's
bank account and routing number
to issue checks to the accounts that
later bounce, .but not before credit
card bills accumulate.
Lettie Whitener of Macclenny
reported February 15 her bank
statement from January showed a
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A 17-year-old female driver
--. who struck an 11-year-old boy rid-
ing a bicycle on King Drive the
afternoon of February 17 did not
have a license.
The youngster, who a witness
said rode into the path of the 1990
Mercury, was treated and released
from Fraser Hospital that same
The accident happened just
after 3:00 and the boy told police
he was evading a ball thrown at
him and did not see the car.
The driver was arrested for not
having both a license and proof of
insurance. She was later released
to a parent after juvenile authori-
ties told Deputy Mark Hall they do
not handle traffic-related offenses.
Laterthat evening Bobb\ Barnes.
Jr., 25, of Sanderson was charged
with fleeing from Deputy Tony
Norman and dri\ ing without a li-
fr%! 'rThe officer as responding to a
.: report of careless driving near Le-
.on Dopson Road and CR 124
north of Sanderson when he spot-
ted Mr. Barnes at the wheel *of a
1 o dg 1989 OldsmObile.
Fnewelllundeonforudge SandesThe driver abruptly turned left-
Retiring Circuit Judge Elzie Sanders of Starke greeted well-wishers during a luncheon onto Earlis Harvey Road after run-
sendoff on February 21 in the ceremonial courtroom ol ithe Bakcr County Courthouse. The ning a stop sign, and the deputy
judge, who has been on both the civil and criminal bench ant Baker Cout .n s oft and said he increased speed on the un-
on, will leave office at the end of the month. After a vacation respite, wi assi s aved surface i f
status and take cases on an appointment basis. A formal retirement party was held in paved surface while refusing to
Starke the evening of February 19. The local program included remarks by County Judge stop.
Joev 7Wllianm, presentation of a congliaudatruy resolution and plaque by the Baker C.,nir "l\r. Barnes pulled into a drive-
Commission and other remarks. Got eraor Jeb Buish t apected to announce a replacement way off Jack Dugger Road, telling
by March 6. Attorney Phi lls Rosic, of Starke. iLho has a private law practice in
Macclenny, andAssistant .Siateworne Ar lei Bosingr are montg candidates .ekiat_ the the officer he wanted to return the,
judgeship. Judge Sanders as tiryt a Bradford cmnry judge fo.m lY.V-., then moved up vehiclee to his mother-in-la%%.
to the circuit judgeship in 198X
Forest road death a likely suicide
The death of a Lake City man
whose body was found in the dri-
ver's seat of a car on Forest Road
208 north of Olustee is being ruled
Mark Charney, 37, was found
near a rear gate into the Olustee
Battlefield park by Ranger Frank
Loughran at 4:25 on February 13.
The ranger said he found Mr.
Charney, a former corrections offi-
cer, lying back in the seat of a 1989
Ford sedan. After several attempts
to get his attention, Mr. Loughran
opened the car door and determined
the driver was not breathing.
A black hose had been attached
to the exhaust pipe and. ran to the
left rear door window of the Taur-
us, and newspaper was stuffed into
the top of the window to block
The car's engine was running
\\hen the ranger found it, and the
stereo was turned to high volume,
according to Deput "Mike Lagle.
A rescue crew pronounced Mr.
Charney dead at the scene.
attention for only
Investigator Scotty Rhoden of
the sheriff's department said auth-
orities in Columbia County told
him the dead man had attempted
suicide two times in the past and
had been despondent.
No note was found at the scene,
and it appeared Mr. Charney had
packed personal possessions and
clothing in the trunk.
Investigator Rhoden estimates
he had been dead several hours
when the ranger came on the
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Jewelry materials are
taken in area burglaries
Se% eral residential burglaries
were reported to the sheriff's de-
partment the past week, including
one at the residence of Sara York
off Brown Road in Macclenny.
Ms. York reported the loss-of
$1645 in property about noon of
February 14 and had last been at
the residence three days earlier.
She told police she is in the pro-
cess of moving out.
Among the missing items are a
ring valued at $1400 and various
body rings and necklaces. All were
in a bedroom dresser.
The only sign of forced entry
was a cut screen on the front door.
Boards and windows valued at
.$300 were taken from a construc-
tion site off Camelot Place near
Macclenny overnight on February
11. They were the property of
Bushman Builders. .
John Carey told police someone
took an engine supercharger val-
ued at $3000 from a shelf in his,
garage off Tall Pine Road north of
A piece of siding was pried op-
en to gain entry on February 18 or
Various items including a boat
trailer and car parts were reported
stolen from the property of Danny
Thrift near Macedonia on Febru-
The owner said the property
disappeared over several weeks,
and he suspects an ex-employee.
A bicycle valued at $200 was
taken from the residence of Telisha
Norman on Minnesota Ave. in
Macclenny the evening of Febru-
A Bald\\ in woman with a histo-
ry of drunk driving \\as arrested in
north NMacclennN the afternoon of
February. 13 for the same offense..
Deputy Curtis Ruise said a
1996 Suzuki SUV driven by Pat-
ricia Chandler. 50, ran a stop sign
at North Boule\ ard and 5th St. just
Ms. Chandler staggered when
she exited the vehicle and refused
to submit to a field sobriety test.
She was driving with a valid
license, but a check on her driving
record turned up the prior offens-
es. Ms. Chandler also refused to
take further tests- after she was
taken to county jail.
In the early mominL of February
16, Wesley Belford, 22, of Mac-
clenny was confronted by Deputy
Erik Deloach after the officer spot-
ted him driving a 2006 Ford truck
near South Boulevard and Gris-
sholm in south Macclenn\.
The deputy had arrested Mr.
Belford previously and was aware
his license was suspended eight
The suspect turned into a drive-
way on Grissholm and attempted
to jump from the driver seat into a
rear seat as the deputy approached.
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, February 23, 2005 Page Six
Speech pathologist Amy Wiley, center, shares a newspaper article with support group leader Robert Demers and member Cilla Ramia.
Photo by Kelley Lanngain
Macclenny man heads stutterers'support group
BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Anyone acquainted with Robert
Demers knows he's a guy who
doesn't give up easily. A lifelong
struggle with a speech impediment
has made him just that much more
determined to accomplish anything
he .sets his mind to.
Several years ago, Demers, a
resident of Macclenny and a super-
visor in the office of the state attor-
ney in Jacksonville, began consid-
ering using technology being de-
veloped specifically to help lessen
the effects of stuttering, a difficulty
he has had since birth.
After weighing the merits of dif-
ferent speech therapy aids, he set-
tled on SpeechEasy, a device he
saw featured on an episode of The
Oprah Winfrey Show.
After an extensive evaluation,
part of which included trying the
SpeechEasy in a real-world setting
outside of the clinic, Demers was
determined to be a good candidate
for the device. He visited an audi-
ologist so a physical impression of
his ear canal could be cast. The
SpeechEasy unit, which is no larg-
er than a normal hearing aid, was
then custom-fitted for his ear.
"The difference was immediate-
ly noticeable," says Demers' wife
Gayvone, who was with him dur-
ing his evaluation process. "One of
the things he was required to do
was read out loud, something that
can be very problematic for people
with stuttering difficulties. Using
the prosthesis, he barely faltered at
all. I was amazed."
Ironically, people who suffer
from stuttering often can recite in
unison with other people or sing
while listening to music and dis-
play no stuttering at all. That's be-
cause of a phenomenon known as
the "choral effect"
The SpeechEasy uses an altered
auditory feedback system. It digi-
tally replicates the choral effect and
plays a person's own voice back
into their ear with a very slight
delay and modulation of frequency
as they speak.
The result is more natural
sounding speech with stuttering
greatly reduced in about 85% of
the people who use it.
The device was designed by Joe
Kolanowski, a professor of speech
therapy at East Carolina University
and who himself suffers with a
speech impediment. He got the idea
for the device from his personal
experiences in church with the chor-
al effect phenomenon.
Since implementing the Speech-
Easy into his daily routine back in,
2004, Demers has made even more
strides forward in a society where
having a speech handicap tradition-
ally has greatly impeded a person
from achieving positions of re-
sponsibility and leadership.
Long a familiar face at the
Speech and Hearing Center where
he attended a support group, De-
mers now heads Jacksonville's on-
ly adult stuttering support group,
an organization called Let's Talk
that currently has about 40 mem-
Demers also became the editor
and publisher of the group's news-
letter which he uses to highlight
member profiles and personal ex-
He fills the newsletter with .en-
couraging, humorous and inspira-
tional quotes. For instance: "I can
live for a whole year on one good
compliment" (Mark Twain) and
"Season your speech with grace.
Then you will speak life words that
bring encouragement." (Colossians"
Members attending the support
group sessions use the meetings to
talk about their challenges. Pro-
fessional personnel, like Amy Wil-
ey, a speech-language pathologist,
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lenging situations facing those who
stutter gives her a firsthand per-
spective and is helping her deepen
and enhance her ability to counsel
and empower her clients. Related
resource materials are made avail-
able to attendees at the meetings.
Cilla Ramia, a member of the
support group, is an attractive, vi-
vacious mother of three grown
children who works as a licensed
Having successfully completed
her course work while pursuing her
degree, Cilia was told by a profes-
sor that her certification would not
be granted, regardless of passing
final exam scores, until she learned
to speak more clearly.
Luckily, that didn't happen.
Doctors and other hospital staff
have many times told her in exas-
peration to "Just spit it out!" when
they become impatient at having to
wait a few extra moments while
she explains important details of a
patient's file or medical treatment.
Also fitted for a SpeechEasy,
Cilla did not experience the level
of improvement that most recipi-
ents do. She was disappointed but
.not undaunted. The experience has
not dampened her ardor for attend-
ing the support group or facing
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"I understand now that I can do
so many things that people don't
expect. I got interested in skydiv-
ing because of some nurses I work
with who did it. To the amazement
of my family, I went down to Pal-
atka, tethered myself to a profes-
sional skydiver and jumped out of
a plane! And on my 50th birthday,
which will be in a couple years,
I'm going to do it again this time
without the tether.
Demers hopes to increase aware-
ness of the support group in the
community and encourage partici-
pation of more persons struggling
with speech challenges who are
embarrassed and isolated by their
"Stuttering hasn't stopped me
and it shouldn't stop anyone from
striving to reach personal and pro-
fessional goals," he says. "People
just have to believe they can do it."
According to a recent article in
The Florida Times-Union, some
surprisingly successful people
have struggled with and overcome
a stuttering problem: Cinema stars
Julia Roberts, Marilyn Monroe and
James Earl Jones; country music
star Mel Tillis; 2004 NBA All Star
team member Kenyon Martin;
Winston Churchill and John Stos-
sel, One of the most successful re-
porters working in broadcast jour-
For more information about the
Let's Talk stuttering support group
contact the Speech and Hearing Cen-
ter at 1128 Laura Street in Jack-
sonville by calling 904-259-2423 or
email Robert Demers at rdemers-
@coj.net..More general information.
about stuttering can be found at the
website of the National Stuttering
Association at www.WeStutter.org.
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the Baker County Administration Building, 55
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO.: 02-2005-CA-0195
LARRY D. HUTCHINS and PHYLLIS Z.
HUTCHINS, his wife,
TAMMY LAMAR WATERS, individually and
as the natural guardian of ALLEN DREW VIGIL
and KELLY NICOLE WATERS; LEONARD
DANIEL HUTCHINS, individually, and LEONARD
DANIEL HUTCHINS and CATHERINE L.
HUTCHINS, as the natural guardians of LARRY
CALTON KYLER HUTCHINS,
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: TAMMY LAMAR WATERS
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a complaint for Re-
formation of Deed has been filed against you on
the following described property:
A parcel of land lying and being in Section
4, Township 3 South, Range 21 East, Baker
County, Florida and described as follows: Be-
" gin at the NW corner of that parcel described
at OR Book 52, Page 464; thence S 8959'53"
W, 70.00 feet and to the West linebf Section 4,
thence S 0216'27" W, 208.80 feet; thence N
89Q59'53" E, 70.00 feet; thence S 89258'00" E,
138.8 feet; thence N 018'00" E, 208.8 feet;
thence N 89Q58'00" W, 138.8 feet and to the
point of beginning.
A parcel of land lying and being in Section
4, Township 3 South, Range 21 East, Baker
County, Florida and described as follows: Be-
gin at the NE corner of that parcel described
at OR Book 52, page 464, thence S 0018' W,
200.00 feet; thence N 89Q58' W 218.00 feet;
thence N 0018' E, 200.00 feet; thence S 89%58'
E, 218.00 feet and back to the Point of Begin-
and you are re quired to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on Frank E. Mal-
oney, Jr., P.A., attorney, whose address is 445
East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida,
32063; (904) 259-3155 within thirty (30) days af-
ter the first publication of the notice and on or be-
fore the 9th day of March, 2006, and to file the
original with the clerk of this court either before
service on Frank E. Maloney, Jr., P.A., attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief demanded in the
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on
this 2nd day of February, 2006.
Clerk of Courts
by Bonnie Palleschi
as Deputy Clerk
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and is expected to be complete by ind-Alarch, weather pernuitima The Departnent ,'f Tri spo'tan.on pl r.',:1 als .' tiihul/ds J iiil
improvements on the stretch leading owt of Sanderson Sidewalks shuiddl ercatl, lessca thei dain' p..-sed to p,:J. iruans all nLiM i/lOli,
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Board wants 'professionaY search
for new manager this time around
Baker County Commissioners their ideas, we'll workshop it and Road.
have set a workshop to discuss advertise it." Two indi\ iduals spoke against
what they want in a county man- According to the document in- the change, one of t'hom reported-
ager. eluded in the commission's agenda 1, told count\ officials he \will ap-
It will be held March 7 prior to for Monday's meeting, an appli- peal the decision.
the board's regularly scheduled cant "must demonstrate the ability Mr. Crews runs a business
meeting, according.to Commis- to manage and coordinate the op- called "Erosion Stoppers," which
sioner Julie Combs. eration of all county departments. is not allotted under the agricul-
In a preliminary two-page job offices and agencies under the ad- tural zoning. .
description, the position called ministration jurisdiction of the .' He'd had a poultry\ business
"county. coordinator/manager" Board of Count\ Commissioners." there, which \ as permitted.
requires a bachelor's degree, a re- Mr. Griffis did not have that The complaints centered on,
quirement that was waitedd for ex- kind of experience on his resume, day-long truck traffic onto the
manager Jason Griffis. and reportedly bristled at Mr. proper. .
The position's been empty since Robinson's "administration juris- Also Monda.i. the commission
he was fired December 15. for a se- diction." voted to raise the speed limit on'
ries of transgressions capped by In other business at Monday's CR 127 north of Jones% ille Park in
his use of a county, phone to make meeting, commissioners approved Sanderson.
hundreds of personal calls. a zoning chance from agricultur- Hedding south, the limit drops
Mr. Griffis was hired despite al to light industrial requested b\ from 55 miles per hour to 35. It
not having all the qualifications Randy and Lou Ann Crews on will be changed to 45 miles per
necessary for the job. about nine acres off Reid Stafford hour.
Pat rtf 0t nm rJhltmb "iha "" "t
a aoi L nLe pro, 'iL w as it e
small pool of candidates who ap-
plied for the job after former man-
ager Josie Davis resigned in May
Commissioners said they would
prefer to conduct a more compre-
hensive and professional search
this time around.
As a starting point, Commission
Chairman Alex Robinson distrib-
uted to his fellow commissioners a
package of information he solicit-
ed from Walton, Bradford and
"It's basically job descriptions
and requirements," Mr. Robinson
said a few weeks ago. "[The other
commissioners] will come up with
Someone made off with $3680
in sound equipment from the
Cedar Creek Cemetery Church off
CR 124 north of Sanderson ov-
ernight on February 13.
Church member Janet Williams
told police she and others discov-
ered the burglary when they went
to the building about 6:00 that
afternoon for Bible study.
There was no sign of forced
entry, and all windows and doors
were secured when members left a
business meeting the previous
The list of stolen. property in-
cludes speakers, tape players, a
control panel, microphones- and
A church official told police all
the.building locks were changed
several months ago.
' I I
Deputies arrested a live-in boy-
friend and charged him with do-,
mestic violence following.a late
night altercation at a residence off
Clarence Dobbs Road the evening.
of Valentine's Day.-
Nancy. Taylor, 32, told police
Donn Worley, 40, threw% a vase full
of roses at her and she took her
daughter and fled the premises.
onlh to return later and find that
her boyfriend had packed his
clothes and placed them on the
Mr. Worley, who the girlfriend
said was highly intoxicated, later
returned and began another %erbal,
assault, beating on windowss and
doors attempting to enter the
house. He fled on foot when De-
puty Darrin \Vhitaker arrived, and
was arrested when he later return-
The officer said Mr. Worley
appeared to be drunk, swaying and
slurring his speech.
In other cases, a criminal com-
plaint charging batter \\as filed
February 18 b Micha Morrison,
23, of N acclennv.
He accused a father-son duo ot
beating him in the parking lot of
the Exxon Store at South 6th and
Hodges in south Macclenn\ that
evening about 8:00.
He named Robert Sanders, 20.
and his 43-\ear-old father Rex as
his attackers. The \ictim said he
was struck repeatedly about the
head and face, and his attackers
had to be restrained b\ a relative.
Adult ed test
The test of adult base education
\will be given on March 3 at 9:00
am at the Famill Sert ice Center
next to the Keller School. The test
.follo00s registration and end at
2:00 pm. -
Apicture ID and the $15 fee are
required Please bring the exact
amount. Review booklets are
available at the enter. Call 259-
0403 for anN questions.
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Gus Barton, 80,
drove gas truck
Gus Junior Barton, 80, of Mac-
clenny died February 14, 2006. He
was born in Baker County on Dec-
ember 10, 1925
and lived here
all his life. Mr.
Barton was a
and worked for
L.V. Hiers Oil
Company as a
truck driver for
45 years. He
Mr. Barton ing,working in
his yard, loved the mountains and
He was predeceased by parents
Foster and Marie Barton and son
Thomas Wayne Barton. Survivors
include wife Polly Stewart Barton;
son James Harold Barton (Sharon)
of Macclenny; sister Mildred
Carlson of Seattle, Wash.; sister-
in-law Tinkey Starling of Mac-
clenny; grandchildren Christy
Taylor (Hunter), Kevin Barton and
David Barton; great-grandchildren
James Ray Barton and Cole Hunt-
A service was held February 17
at his church with Rev. Albert
Starling officiating. Burial fol-
lowed at Macedonia Cemetery. V.
Todd Ferreira Funeral Services of
Macclenny was in charge of
We would like to take this time
to thank each and every one of you
during the time of our loss. A spe-
cial thank you to Prestwood Fun-
eral Home for a job well done.
Also, a thank you to the Baldwin
Police Department and a big thank
you to the Baker County sheriff's
department for their help. May
God bless all of you.
THE FAMILY OF
ELBERT LEE "E.L." HARVEY
On February 26 at 7:00 pm,
Faith Bible Church will host a ser-
vice for Black History Month. The
church is located on Five Church-
es Rqad in Sanderson.
Ne.w Hope for 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
Videll W. Williams -Pastor /
dies February 15
Elbert Lee "E.L" Harvey, 62, of
Jacksonville died February 15,
2006 following a brief illness. He
was born November 10, 1943 in
Glen St. Mary. He was prede-
ceased by parents Lev and Geneva
Fish Harvey. Survivors include
wife Mary Harvey; children Laura
-Harris (Dave), Patrick Harvey,
Mike Harvey, Bridget Harvey,
Becky Butts (Kevin); brother
Lamar Harvey (Judy); sisters
Joyce Carter and Lancy Batchelor
(Tony); grandchildren Kristen,
Nicklaus, Conor, Madison, Ava
A service was held February 18
at Prestwood Funeral Home of
Baldwin with Rev. Richard Fish
officiating. Interment followed at
Cedar Creek Cemetery in San-
derson. Pallbearers were Da\ e Har-
ris, Kevin Harvey, Tony Batchelor,
Mike Harvey, Patrick Harvey and
St Peters Anglican Fellowship
Minnesota Ave. Macclenny, Fla.
Sunday School 9:00 am
Sunday Service 10:00 am
CR 127 N. of Sanderson
Sunday School 10:00 am
Sunday Morning Service 11:00 am
Sunday Night Service 6:00 pm
Wed. Night Service 7:00 pm
Where Everyone is Somebody and
Jesus is the Leader
Pastor Rev. Ernie TerreUl
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iFirst Baptist Church
SCl 229 S.. Sanderson FL
SSunday School 10 am
Sun. Morning Worship 11 am
Sun. Evening Worship 6 pm
Wed. Eve. Bible Study 7 pm .
Pastor Bob Christmas i
dies at residence
Coran Luther "C.L." Williams,
Jr., 69, of Bryceyille died at his
home on February 19, 2006 fol-
lowing a lengthy illness. Mr. Wil-
liams retired from CSX after 36
years as a yard conductor. He was
born June 22, 1936 in Jacksonville.
He was predeceased by parents
Coran Luther and Anna Louise
Smith Williams, Sr. Survivors in-
clude his wife of 20 years, Betty
Williams; sons Coran Williams, III
(Mary), David Langford, Tim Lang-
ford (Misty) and David Williams;
daughters Patty Carr (Tom), Beth
Dortch (Ron) ad Amy Sapanero
(Leo); sister D6rena Hunkele (Leo);
grandchildren Dana, Thomas, Jon-
athan, Brandon, Danielle, Catlyn,
Heather, Leo, Tony, Caila, zachary,
Jasmine and Alyssa.
A memorial service will be held
on Monday, February 27 at 2:00
pm at Prestwood Funeral Home of
Bald\win with Rev. Louis J. Berry
officiating. Full military honors
were presented by the 125th Fight-
er Wing of the FloridaAir National
I "The Spirit Filling Church" I
ily siage 4
23-A to Lauramore Rd. & Fairgrounds Rd.
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday AM Worship 11:00 am
Sunday PM Services 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting 7:00 pm
Pastor J.C. Lauramore Welcomes All
Mt. Zion N.C.
121 North 259-4461
Pastor Bobby Griffin
Sunday School 10:00 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 7:00 pm
For God so loved the world, that he
gave his only begotten Son, that
whosoever believeth in him should not
perish, but have everlasting life.
With so many special acts of
kindness and comfort expressed
by so many during our time of sor-
row and bereavement, it is impos-
sible to recognize each individual
act. Whatever you did to console
our hearts, we thank you so much.
L May the God of peace ever bless
vo 1 Ip'M ritr nroTvr
yu Uis oiur p yL.
DAVID WALLS AND FAMILY
of my husband,
Dwight D. Parker Sr.
In loving memory of my husband
and my, children's father, grandfather.
Gone but truly not forgotten.
Resting in God's hands and forever
in our memories. Little did we know
that God was going to call your name
dha emaI Thursday morning.
In life we love you so much, and in
dedah 1t e do the same..
It broke our hearts to lose you, but
you didri't go alone. A part of us went
with you, that day God called you home.,
You left us with many memories,
your love still guides us.
Although we can't see you, we know
that you are alha7/ at our side.
Our family chain was bi oken and
nothing is ihe same. Bin as God calls
our ilnt otnbY one by Ot. ihe chain itill be
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CR 127 N.. Sanderson, FL
MSunday School 10:00 am
Morning Worship 11.00 am
Eel Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
SWed Evening Prayer SerV. 7.30 pm
Pastor: Oral E. Lyons1
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Otis Church of God E
801 Otis Rd., Jacksonville church
For more information
call 266-4911 N 5
Love Offering Come Early Baldwin
93 h. 5th St., Macclenny 259-3551
Sunday School: 10:00 am
Sunday Worship: 11:00 am
Sunday Youth: 6:00 pm
Wednesday Dinner: 5:45 pm
Wednesday Worship:6:15 pm
SJohn L. Hay, Jr., Pastor .
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Glen Friendship Tabernacle
Clinton Ave. Glen St. Mary
SWJXR 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
Fifth Sit. &. 259.6931
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'| Bacclenn F A ,C C Paul Hale
'. Sunday Si,,,i :30 am Wednesday Bible Stud& :flll pm
'6 Sunday Morning Worship IIJ0:15 am
I. a Thursday Youlh 7:00 pm
"-k Sunda\. .Evning Worship 6:IJ0 pm
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GLEN ST. MARY, FLORIDA
Sunday School 9:45 AM Sunday Morning Worship 11 AM
Sunday Evening Worship 6 PM
Beo Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7 PM
"A Beacon .
Perry Hays, Associate Pastor
Michael D. Schatz, Associate Pastor
Inellepenllent Pentecostal Church ,
., Seventh St. & Ohio Ave., Mfacclenny 25:'--5-
Sunday School 10:00 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Service 7:00 pm
Radio WJXR 92.1 Sunday 9:15 am
Sunday School 10:00 am
Common Ground Sunday 11:00 am
Common Ground Wed. (Teens) 7:00 pm
God Kids Sunday 11:00 am
God Kids Wednesday 7:00 pm Youth Pastor
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insurance and prescription drug.
benefits assistance scheduled at the
Center last week will be resched-
uled as individual telephone assis-
tance or by in-home visits as neces-
sary. We apologize for any inconve-.
nience to anyone for the' Friday
mix-up. Council staff are setting up
appointments for those who called
in or came into the Center.
Assistance will be provided by,
SHINE representatives from the
Northeast Florida Area Agency on
Aging and the Department of Elder
Affairs. Anyone. with questions
should call the. Council at 259-
S2223, extension 221.
Senior Center roof repairs are
now. in progress. Thanks go out to,
County Commissioners, Joe Star-
ling, and Shannon Wh field of the
County Maintenance Department
and all their crew.
Center participants will be enter-
tained by Josie Davis's countrN music-
group this Wednesday morning.
That afternoon will see the first in a
series of line dancing classes. start-
ing at 1:15 pm.
The seniors loaded up the bus for
a trip to Olustee. They visited the
battle site with all the costumes and
From there, they went to Lake'
City to take in the arts and crafts
going on in conjunction with the
celebration. After lunch and some
shopping they 'headed. back home
with stops for fresh produce and to
visit the old train station as the\'
passed back through Olustee. Every-
one had a great timeand we hope to
do it again next year.
February 25, is the Health Depart-
ment's .'Step Up Florida" event.
The Center %till be open as a rest
station with water, bathrooms and
hospitality for walkers and visitors.:
Seniors ma\ join the walk at the
Senior Center with other seniors
and staff and go on to the court-
house. Those interested are asked to
be at the Center no later than 9:00
The Council is in need of Meals
on Wheels riders and drivers. One
.of our most dedicated family team
is now experiencing a hardship.
The\ need jhe communitA..'rajer.;
as weHl as support to step in and
help with the meal route.
A reminder that free tax help is
still being offered; from 10 am to 2
pm, on February 25, March 4 and
11 at the WorkSource office.
Everyone should also keep cal-
endars marked for the long-term
care planning workshop scheduled
with Merrill and Associates, for
for the week of February 27-28
MONDAY: Meatballs and gravy,,
squash, rice, plums, roll and milk.
TUESDAY: Grilled chicken and gravy,
collards, cream corn, banana, garlic bread
for the best garden
Now that spring is around the
corner, do you know of an espe-
cially beautiful yard or garden that
deserves recognition, including
your own? The Garden Club of
Baker Count\ would like to recog-
nize that garden w ith a special:
plaque for the front yard. Please
submit your entries to Garden
Club, 5949 Shelly Lane, Mac-
clenny 32063, or call 259-6064.
Sorry, no professionally de-
signed or kept gardens will be con-
DEADLINE 4 PM MONDAY
CHURCH OF CHRIST
573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am
Fellowship 10:30 am 11:00 am
,. Worship Services
,; Wed. Bible StudJ,
U -p ''- 30 ip
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OVER 50 TENNIS
Nine attend the
Nine members of the Mac-
clenny Women's Club attended the
District 4 President's Council
meeting at Jacksonville Beach on
February 17. They were Mary.
Finley, Olga Carr, Trilby Crews,
Marilyn Hodges, Earnestine
Hicks, Mabel Brazil, Cheryl Lunn,
Frances Frost and Lane Altom.
The club won the highest atten-
This meeting also featured the
annual district arts and crafts
show. The club entered 15 items
and won four blue, four red, three
yellow and one white ribbons. The
blue ribbon winners will compete
in May at the state arts and crafts
show in Orlando. Earning a blue
ribbon 'were Linda Green, Peggy
Arend arid Trilby Crew s with twmo.
Past district presidents NMary
Finley, Olga Carr, Lane Altom and
Frances Frost %were all honored
with a rose by district director
A live auction will be held the'
evening of February 25 to raise
money for the American Cancer
The doors of the Women's Club
in Macclenn. will open at 6:30 to
preview merchandise that will be
put on the auction block. Bidders
are asked to sign in and get a num-
ber. The auction begins an hour
Refreshments will be served
and Cherill NMobley is the auction-
4 prn Monday
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, February 23, 2005 Page Nine
How to avoid sleep death in infants
In Northeast Florida, the num-
ber of babies who die of sleep re-
lated deaths increased from 10 in
2002 to 21 .in 2004. In the first half
of 2005, there were 11 sleep-relat-
ed deaths in the area.
Sadly enough there were two
deaths in the same weekend in
November of 2005. Both were in.
The American Academy of Ped-
iatrics (AAP) has updated and
addressed many related risk fac-
tors that have been linked to sleep-
related deaths and new policy rec-
ommendations have been made.
In Baker County,.the health
department is the lead agency. for
the local Healthy Start program,
which is committed to improving
the health of mothers and babies.
First infants should be placed
on their backs to sleep. Side sleep-
ing is no longer a good choice be-
cause of the increased chances to
roll on the baby's stomach.
A firm sleep surface should al-
ways be used, like a crib mattress
covered by a sheet. Soft objects
such as stuffed animals and loose
bedding including comforters.
bumper pads and pillows should
be kept out of the crib.
Babies have limited head con-
trol and can only breathe through
their noses. Therefore, bed sharing
or sleeping with an infant on a
couch, recliner or cushioned chair
is also not recommended. A sepa-
rate crib or bassinet kept near the
parent's bed is a good idea.
If a family\ does not hate a crib
or bassinet, they can create a safe
sleeping arrangement with a dress-
er drawer or firmly made container
that is placed in a safe place close
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. E\e. \Worship 7:30 P.M.
Pastor Rev. Shannon Conner
North 6th Street Macclenny 259-3500
1WSetcme ack!l! ,
Leina's Hair Mechanics
is glad to welcome back
Known for the best pedicure in town.
Wed. & Thurs.
to the parent's bed.
The Baker County Healthy
Start Program is forming a part-
nership to provide needy families
with homemade bassinets.
Lastly, pregnant women are
cautioned not to smoke and infants
The Baker Counts Republican
Party will hold its meeting on
Thursday evening, February 23 at
the new county headquarters at 24
College Street in downtown n Mac-
The meeting of the executive
committee will begin at 7:00 pm,
with a social hour afterwards and a
chance to talk to the candidates.
For additional information, please
call Don Marshall at 259-9672.
Happy 1st Birthday,
Justin & Jerrod!
Love, Momm\ & Daddy
* Februar', 2
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should not be exposed to people
For more information call (904)
259-8267 x. 2255.
The Hardy and Carrie Rhoden
family reunion will be March 11 at
Taylor Church from 11:00 am to
2:00 pm. For more information
Sunday, February 26
at 10:30 a.m.
Dinner ont the grounds
No Sunday evening services
Glen Friendship Tabernacle
10042 N. Clinton Ave, Glen St. Mary
Bro Albert Starling
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Patsy' lcIntosh, Stylist
in offering the same great service
you've come to expect from us.
Dear friends and customers,
I would like to thank my clients and NA
residents who have supported me for
the past 25 years. You will be in my
thoughts and prayers as I retire.
Thank you, Susie Taylor
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Work set to begin on YMCA pool; director plans to add staff
BY LAURA BETH BRINER
With funding in place and contractors lined up,
construction of the Baker County YMCA pool is
scheduled to begin next week, according to executive
director Shawn Eastman.
He said the Y has already hired an aquatics director
- Dana Earskine-Pandow and plans to employ 16 to
20 lifeguards. The organization will do a study to de-
termine the county's need for swimming instructors.
The additional hirings will nearly double the Y's
current staff, which includes 22 employees.
Eastman wouldn't predict when construction of the
pool will be complete. Originally, it was scheduled to
be open by last summer, but
problems with the soil delayed "Members tha
Groundbreaking was then throughout thi
set for January 1, but was not seen atn
pushed back to next week.
Eastman said that when
construction commences he'll B
be given a time line for com-
The $1 million facility, located directly west of the
Y, will include an eight-lane pool that is 25 meters
long, and a 2000-square-foot bathhouse containing
showers, changing rooms, a pump house, concession
area, office and storage space. Capacity for the deck
and pool combined is 230.
at supported us The Y's parent, YMCA of
S Florida's First Coast, borrowed
s process have $750,000 for construction.
P increase." The Baker County Commis-
sion earlier this month endorsed
Shawn Eastman the organization's application for
9aker County YMCA $5 million in revenue bonds is-
sued by the Jacksonville Eco-
nomic Development Commission.
The money will be used for several Y projects in
Northeast Florida, including the Baker County pool.
The local share will be paid back as money comes
in from funds pledged by the county and Glen St.
Mary, as well as anonymous donors and a $200,000
state recreational grant.
The difference between the $1 million cost and the
$750,000 loan will be in-kind donations for in-
stance, the county will donate dirt for the project, sav-
ing $30,000, Eastman said.
The pool, first proposed in 2003, received financial
support from the county, Glen and the Wal-Mart Dis-
The city of Macclenny donated the land on which
the pool is being built.
Once the pool is finished, operating expenses such
as maintenance, electricity and insurance will be off-
set by increases in membership costs for new mem-
bers. Current members will not be asked to pay more.
(continued on page 11)
Until the Fat Lady Sings
OBSERVATIONS BY BOB GERARD
I was watching the Olympic
ice dancing competition the other
night, but I'm a little hesitant to
mention that because as much as I
love the Olympics, ice dancing is
one of those sports that to me
doesn't really rank as sport.
Ice dancing is the winter equiv-
alent of synchronized swimming.
It just doesn't make a lot of sense
how they got in the Olympics in
the first place.
That aside, they ran a video of
British pair Torvill and Dean from
the 1980s. Jane Torvill and
Christopher Dean galvanized
viewers and the sport of ice danc-
ing by receiving perfect scores
from every judge on their way to
the gold medal. It was the only
time in Olympic history that it
had happened and because of the
new scoring system, it will never
Watching the pair skate on the
video, I was again amazed at their
grace and artistry. It's clear that if
they were skating in this
Olympics they would win gold.
No one on the ice can touch them.
That is strange to think. You
would think that 20 years down
the line that the sport and athletes
J in.general would have progressed
to the. extent that they would easi-
ly outpace competitors from the
1980s. Not so.
That caused me to think of oth-
er athletes ,ffon the Olympics
who have sto.d the test of time.
Nadia Comenici of Rumania
scored perfect tens in gymnastics
and looking at old \ ideos of her, it
is clear that she too could have
won a gold at the last Olympics.
Mark Spitz, who won more
swimming gold medals at a single
Olympics than any other athlete,
could probably hold up well in
Olympic competition. Same too
of diver Greg Loughanis.
Muhammad Ali (then Cassius
Clay) won gold at the Olympics
and later that year defeated heavy-
weight champion Sonny Liston,
Clay/Ali would ha e been the ter-
ror of the Olympic games. .
I wish that I could sa\ the same,
of other.gold medal winners. I
don't know% that Carl Le% is would
have been a match for Michael
With USA's NHL hockey stars
struggling against Finland and the
Czech Republic, I don't know that
the-1980 Miracle on Ice team
would stand much of a chance.
As great as Scott Hamilton was
I don't know that he could have
done a quad jump.
But that doesn't really matter,
does it ? The inevitable passage of
time in no way.takes away from
feats of Peggy Fleming, Paavo
Nurmi, Dan Jansen or Jesse
Owens. That's the good thing -
about the Olympics. Records
come and go, but theOly tmpics
live in history as fre-s.h asi i it Wvere
BY MICHAEL RINKER
As befits a team whose
strength is its youth, the Lady:
Wildcats' Most Valuable Player is
freshman Brittany Ruise.
Ruise led the Cats in assists
and steals, was second in scoring,
third in blocked shots and fourth
She also was named Rookie of
the Year and Most Improved Play-,
er at the team's banquet held Feb.
11 at the Glen Church of Christ.
Brittany Hinson, a junior, is the
Offensive Player of the Year, lead-
ing the team with 12.9 points per
game. She also led in three-point
shooting she hit 52 of 169, or
nearly 31 percent, each of which
was tops on the team.
Hinson also led in foul shoot-
ing and was second in assists.
Defensive Player of the Year is
sophomore Caitlin Griffis, who
led in rebounding with seven per
game, and in blocked shots with
two per game. She also tied for
third with 27 steals.
The common thread among the
award winners and most of the
team is their youth.
The roster included just two se-
niors Shannon Nickels who was
second in rebounds, third in scor-
ing; and Ophellia Belford, third in
rebounds, fourth in scoring and
one junior, Hinson.
"The younger players stepped
up in the second half of the sea-
son," said coach Franklin Griffis.
"I knew coming in that we would
still be young and we played that
way in'the beginning of the year
and at times during some of the
games, but I saw some things that
excite me for next year."
A group of sophomores Kara
Coach John Staples has his team off to a hot start despite his displeasure with a call against West Nassau.
Cats stng out of the gate
BY MICHAEL RINKER
After last week's win over
West Nassau, Wildcats' baseball
coach John Staples told his team
that they "punched in, did your
job and punched out... you earned
your pay, but no bonuses."
You know a team is going well
when the. coach isn't impressed by
Even though the Cats have
won all five games they've played
this season, Staples said "we have
a long way to go."
"Some of the guys who are
playing well, can still get better,"
he said Tuesday in his office at the
Baker County Alternative School
where he is the principal.
He did, however, give props to
his young pitching staff, which he
said has been "phenomenal." He
credited assistant coach Adamn
Home for his work with them.
One of those young guns,
freshman Bobby Dugard, shut
down Hilliard, 6-0, at the Baker
High field February 17.
Dugard threw five shutout in-
nings, gi. ing up just two hits
while striking out nine.,
Adam Lewis and J.D. Milton
accounted for five of the Cats' six
Lewis also drove in three runs.,
The night before, the Cats de-
feated visiting West Nassau in the
"punched in/punched out" game.
After being staked to a 5-0
first-inning lead, sophomore Ja-
cob Duncan pitched two strong
innings before the Warriors broke
through for four in the third.
However, one of the "old-
timers" senior Dustin Combs -
stepped to the mound and shut
down West Nassau the rest of the
game to preserve the victory.
Ryan Powell had a double arid
triple in two at bats, driving in a
run. Lewis also had a pair of hits.
The Cats played Columbia
County Tuesday but details
weren't available at press time.
Next up are two district foes -
Bradford County February 23 and
Ridgeview the following day.
Both are at home at 6:00 pm.
Lady Cats' softball gets first win
Freshman Brittany Ruise was selected
the Lady Cats' most valuable player
Dupree, Sarah Trawick and
Michelle Lopez got extensive
playing time and should be able to
make up for the loss of the se-
niors' rebounding and scoring..
In addition, the team will be
getting some help coming in from
the middle school, Griffis said.
Although the Cats finished 4-
16 record, it was a giant step for-,
ward from the 2004-05 season
when they failed to win a game.
"I thought there were a couple
of games that we should have
won, but there was continued im-
provement from the beginning to
the end of the season, which is a
good indicator of a successful sea-
son," Griffis said.
He added that conditioning was
sometimes a problem, so he'll
have team members working out
and playing during the summer.
They will attend basketball
camp at the University of Florida
and play in a summer league at
Ridgeview and Orange Park.
"The majority of our team will
be juniors next year and I've told
them that the excuse of being
young will not apply," he said.
"They have learned some valu-
able lessons and gained great ex-
perience being thrown in the fire
as freshmen and sophomores that
should pay off for us next year."
BY MICHAEL RINKER
After suffering a no-hit loss at
home to Hilliard, the Lady Wild-
cats rebounded with their first win
of the season, a 9-6 victory at
Baldwin Tuesday night.
Details of the game were not
The Cats' record stands at 1-4.,
In their 5-0 loss to Hilliard
February 17, they had just three
runners, drawing walks in the
first, second and seventh innings.
At one point, the Flashes pitch-
er retired 17 consecutive batters.
About a week earlier, the Cats
played the Flashes tough in
Hilliard, out-hitting them 6-3, but
It was a different story Friday,
however, as the visitors scored
single runs in the first and fifth,
then put the game out of reach
with three in the seventh.
Meanwhile, the Cats failed to
advance a runner to second base.
They also had four errors, lead-
ing to three unearned runs.
Baker High pitcher Tiffany
Smith gave up four hits and three
walks, while striking out seven.
Despite losing each of the first
four games, the freshman didn't
pitch badly. Her earned run aver-
age for those games was 2.42.
The day before the Hilliard
game, the Wildcats lost 8-2 at Co-
Brittany Hall has the ball and the plate, but the Flashes' runner was called safe.
After the Tigers jumped to a 2-
0 first-inning lead, the Cats came
back with two in the third to tie
the game. They scored the runs
without getting a hit.
With one out, Brittany Gray
was hit by a pitch and Brittany
Hansen drew a walk. Jessi Nunn
reached on an error, which scored
Gray and sent Hansen to third.
She then stole home.
The Tigers, however, broke the
game open with four runs in the
fourth and two more in the fifth.
The Cats, who mustered five
hits, had base runners in every in-
ning except the second. A couple
of times, they had runners at third,
but couldn't score them.
Hansen had two of the five
hits, Kristen Wilkinson had a dou-
ble, Smith and Shannon Nickels
each had a hit.
The girls next play February 23
at Middleburg and February 24 at
home against Bradford County,
their first two district games.
BY LAURA BETH BRINER
After three straight days of
competition, the girls tennis team
got a break with the President's
Day holiday this week.
Before the break, both the boys
and girls teams beat the Raines
Vikings February 15. With the
\ in, the girls are 2-1 and the boys
are at 1-1.
"The kids looked great against
Raines, they play with so much
heart and are fun to watch," said
coach Karla Amburgey.
The.bo\s won 6-1, with their
only loss coming from a close
Micah Cranford won 8-4, Lew
and Dylan Gerayd each won by
scores of 8-2 and Randall Vonk
shut out his opponent 8-0. Daniel
Wilbanks lost 9-7.
The doubles team of Gerard
and Vonk won their match 8-2 as
did the team of Wilbanks and
The girls %%on decidedly with
an 8-0 shut out. Nicole Novaton
won 8-1, Shae Raulerson 9-7,
Bethany Belleville 8-1 and Sariah
Swartz 8-0. Jessica Crews,won by
forfeit. ,' ; '
In doubles, Nov0aton and
Raulerson teamed up for-an 8-6
win, while Jessica Mayo and
Crews won 8-2.
The girls will travel to Bolles
on February 23 for their next con-
Bolles is known for having
pros give their tennis teams
lessons, but that is not an issue go-
ing into the game.
"We have a lot of heart and we
believe that even the best players
can be beat on any given day,"
Amburgey said. "We are going to
Bolles with our heads held high
and going to give it everything we
On February 25, the Baker County
Health Department will sponsor a day-
long, couhtywide, healthly-living cele-
bration that includes:
A Bike Club Ride from Olustee to
BCHS to Raynor's will begin at 8 am.
A run from BCHS to the courthouse
will start at 9:00 am. .
From Raynor's parking lot, people
will walk to the courthouse starting at
Sanderson will host a walk at
Jonesville Park at 11 am, then wrap up
with a health fair/field day from noon to
All registration times are thirty min-
utes before start time.
Baseball hosts Bradford County, 6
BCHS softball doubleheader at
Middleburg, 4/6 pm
Girls tennis at Bolles, 4 pm
BCMS softball at Suwannee, 4 pm
BCHS softball hosts Bradford
County, 4/6 pm
Baseball hosts Ridgeview, 6 pm
JV baseball hosts Bradford County
in a doubleheader starting at noon.
Tennis hosts W.Nassau, 2:30 pm.
Tennis hosts Bishop Kenny, 4 pm
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The family fee was increased
from $52 a month to $67 a month.
Adults will pay $45, up from $42,
and student memberships will go
from $25 to $30.
"Members that supported us
throughout this process have not
seen an increase," said Eastman.
Construction of the pool will
begin with Parry Paddock Pool In-
corporated actually building up the
site, then digging out the footprint
of the pool.
After that, Auld and White
Constructors of Jacksonville will
start work oni the bathhouse.
Gravel will be laid down for
parking nearby 'and other site prep
work, including a detention pond,
will be done
Competition swimm ing will be
,offered through the Y, as will
swimming lessons for children as
young as. second grade. Children
under 18 whose families aren't Y
members will pay a $1 entrance.
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BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
The Baker County School Board
at its meeting February 21 voted to
make revisions to a wellness policy
promoting healthy lifestyles among
staff and students.
The policy will focus on nutri-
tion, physical fitness, safe school
environment and safety education
as well as foster family and com-
A steering committee will be
appointed to conduct a baseline as-
sessment of current nutrition guide-
lines and activities, nutrition edu-
cation, physical activity, invol-
vement of students, families and
staff in wellness activities, student
attendance, staff absences and oth-
er wellness-related topics.
The wellness steering commit-
tee will monitor the program and
do annual assessments. Results
will be reported to the superinten-
dent and the school board.
Recommendations for modifi-
cations to the illnessss;. policy pro-
gram will be made accordingly
based on anal\ isi of available data.
Also approved during the meet-
ing was a grant proposal to continue
Succeed Florida! Advancing Car-
eers in Education (WACE) Teacher
The program helps increase the
quantity of highly qualified 'teach-
ers in small rural districts in. Florida
by steering interested students to-
Baker County's top spelling students
Matthew Cantrell, a sixth grader at Baker County Middle School, won first place in the an-
nual Baker County spelling bee on February 8and will represent the county at the Region-
al Spelling Bee Championship at the Florida Times-Union on February 25th. Shanice
Paige (right), a fifth grader at Keller was 1st runner-up. The students were awarded $150
and $50 savings bonds from the Mercantile Bank. Matthew won the contest by correctly
spelling "facial." PHOTOS BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
ward careers in education.
Students benefit from highly
structured, standards-based class-
room curriculum, apprenticeship
and effective work habit instruc-
Baker Countk. with the assis-
tan'ce of the North East Florida
Educational Consortium (NEFEC),
will use the grant funds to realign a
South Carolina curriculum model
to fit Florida educationI require-
Adult Basic Education and GED
preparation classes will be offered
at the Baker County jail following
appro\ al of an agreement between
the school board and the Baker
County Sheriff's Department.
The school board will fund an
adult basic education and a GED
preparation instructor, materials
and Other oversight.
,- ... North Florida All-Star Alinis
Team Takes First Place
The ECE)D\ Regional conmpettion
%.a; held at the Orange Park High
.-. School ,,n Februaan 4.
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The agreement stipulates that
one-half of teacher costs and the
full cost of GED testing fees will
be furnished by the sheriff's office.
In other business, the board
learned that impact fee funds col-
lected by Baker County will be
remitted to the district on a quarter-
ly basis, after deducting an admin-
istrative fee for the services of
Baker County (2% of quarterly col-
Baker County will maintain and
produce a report to the school board
at the time of each remittance.
Robin Moble), executive direc-
tor of teaching and learning for the
Distance Learning Lab on South
Blvd in lMacclenn), got approval to
enter into a service agreement with
the Schultz Center for Teaching
and Leadership in Jacksonville..
The cost of the agreement fund-
ed by federal money from a Title II
Grant is $1,000 and will cover
technical support for video confer-
encing equipment used in the
Distance Learning Lab. The agree-
ment covers the period from Au-
gust 1, .2005 through May 31,
A second agreement with Schultz
will cost. $3,250.00 and covers
installation of T-1 circuits by Bell
South to allow connection between
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8 piece drum set, Zildjian & Sabian, Clothes dryer $75. 259-1369. 2/23p 1998 Jeep, 4 cylinder, new rag top,
$250 OBO. 259-9085. 2/23p Floral print loveseat, $125, excellent never off road, $5000 firm; 1998 Thun-
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Couch & loveseat, plush, neutral
toned colors, reclining on both ends of
sofa, $150. 275-3007 leave message.
Whirlpool washer, $50. 259-2183.
18 ft. Pontoon Sweetwater, 40 HP
motor, on trailer. Sell or trade for older
motor home in good condition. $8000
OBO. 259-9395 or 923-1966. 2/23c
King pillowtop, new with warranty,
$259, can deliver. 904-391-0015.
Yessir! The Franklin Mercantile is
open Friday & Saturday 10:00 am-5:00
,pm. At the railroad crossing in Glen.
Cochrane solid oak dinette set oval
table with extra leaf, 4 chairs, corner
hutch with glass upper cabinet doors,
$600. 259-2313. 2/9tfc
Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece,
excellent condition. Southern Charm
Luxury Queen pillowtop, in plastic,
-nusi sell, 199 904-398-5200 -.
Butterfly dining table with 6 chairs,
very ornate, fluted legs, rare; half
round foyer console. All pieces are ma-
hogany wood. Southern Charm. 259-
Bunk beds, red, $35; headboard,
queen size with lights, $20. 259-3294.
Xueen orUIUIp UI Oc L, s pl b i-, Vnew, III
plastic, can deliver. 904-398-5200.
Antique breakfront buffet, breakfront
china cabinet, buffet, all mahogany,
can be seen at Southern Charm. 259-
Artists! Oils, acrylics,. water colors,
canvases, drawing pads and much
more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
Street, 259-3737. tfc
Farm-all cub tractor with cultivators &
fertilize spreader, $2800. 259-7703.
Used appliances, 90 day warranty.
Poker table/bumper pool table; white
Jenny'Lind crib, like new; 55 gal. salt-
water aquarium, complete with 4 fish &
oak cabinet. 259-4911 after 3:00 pm.
Firewood $60 standard size truckload,
you haul, or I haul locally $75. 653-
2002 Honda XR80R dirtbike, comes
with some riding gear, easy start, ex-
cellent condition, $1400 firm. 259-
Broyhill oak entertainment armoire,
$200; cherry executive desk, $100.
Get ready for spring! Azaleas, 1 gal.,
$1.50; 3 gal., $4.00. 275-3221. 2/23p
2002 Kawasaki Mean Streak 1500,
cruises, garage kept, custom paint job,
corbin seat, very low miles, beautiful
bike, $7500. 259-0722. 2/23-3/2p
Honda 450 motorcycle with windshield
& saddle bag, runs good, $1500; pin-
ball machine, $200.'259-6902. 2/23p
14 ft. Shanoon, 5 HP Suzuki trolling
motor I-fe jackets, paddles, galvanized
trailer, $1400. 259- 1303 2/23p
2001 18ft.BJaveline, 150 HPJohnson,
$12,000 OBO. 904-237-5101. 2/23p
New Whirlpool electric stove, $150;
king size Beautyrest mattress, used,
$100; walker & canes; rocking chair
$50. 275-2185. 2/23p
Firewood. Great deals on oak. Call
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King bedroom suite includes head-
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mattress, 2 bedside tables, light pine
corner posts with metal scrollwork, ta-
bles are glass topped, $650; computer,
armoire, medium finish, $75. 259-
Band equipment speakers, guilars
amp, refrigerator $75. 259-1747.2/23p,
4 person hot tub, good condition, $325
OBO. 259-1715. 2/23p
The English Collection sofa &
loveseat, paid over $1000 from Circle
K, will sell for $300. 860-2095. 2/23p
Table w/6 chairs, 2 piece.china cabi-
net, dark pine, $300. 259-2691. 2/23p
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being taken for big field auction,
Sanderson, Saturday, April 1st. Con-
tact Bill @ 275-2022, Larry @259-
8453 or Tom @ 783-2904. AU#3386.
1993 Camaro, excellent condition,
black, $3500. 371-0261. 2/23c
2000 Chevy Blazer, 4x4, 85,000
miles, $7800. 259-4552. 2/23p
1995 Buick Roadmaster, 1 owner car,
leather, loaded, power package, V8,
immaculate condition, only 55,000
miles, retail value over $6900, sell for
$5400 OBO. 386-867-2023. 2/23c
2005 Chevrolet Silverado Z71
Sportsside, regular cab, 1 owner, only
15,000 miles, satellite radio, power
package, including power seat, 6" sus-
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$36,500 have company car & need to
sell, will sacrifice for $26,500 OBO.
1995 Toyota Corolla, burgundy, 4
door, automatic, air, power windows &
locks, runs very good, $2995 cash.
6367 Woodlawn Rd., Macclenny or call
1996 Dodge Ram, 3/4 ton conversion
van, loaded, leather, TV, VCR, all
power, $4000. 259-4584. 2/23-3/2p
1996 Dodge Dakota pickup, 5 speed,
good gas mileage; new battery, S belt,,
radiator & fan; rubber mat in bed, good
Perrelli tires, aluminum toolbox & dog
box frame, clean interior, needs water
pump, $600 OBO. 259-9266. 2/23p
1987 Toyota pickup, 22R engine,
needs work, $400 OBO. 904-226-
1999 Daewoo Nubira, station wagon,
silver, air, power windows & locks,
123K miles, power sunroof, needs
some work, $1995 cash. 6367 Wood-
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1995 Honda Civic, 2 door, hatchback
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Tree trimming removal and clean up.
Licensed and insured. 259-7968.
Don't have time to clean your home
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cleaning. Good rates, free estimates.
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Now accepting antique furniture on
consignment. Pieces have to be in
good condition. Call Karin at Southern
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Do you have a junk car or truck you
want hauled off or to sell? .259-7968.
Blockhead Pit bull puppies, only 2 left
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Ferrett, 3 months old, neutered, de-
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Lab Pups. AKC, shots & wormed, all
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Shihtzu, female, has papers, $400.
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Dogs: all types from puppies to adults.
Animal Control, $50 boarding fees will
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Experienced painters needed. Must
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Pier 6 Seafood now accepting applica-
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Wall Timber Products is in need of
company drivers & owner operators,
must have one year experience, bene-
fitipackages available.'Call Frank at
Pipe layers, pipe foreman & operators.
Allbright Contracting 259-0792. 2/23p
Local home health care agency seek -
ing full lime Physical Therapist for local
and surrounding areas. Call 259-3111
for details: 2/24tfc
Full-time trim/punch out carpenter
for local construction company Bene-
fits & paid vacation included. Please
call 259-3343. 2/23tfc
Person needed to deliver magazines
to stores once a month. 386-684-9726.
S"- "" .. 2/23p
Part time with full time potential. Look-
ing for mothiated, 'qualified person in
Baker and surrounding counties. Expe-
rience'in sales helpful: Reply with re-
sume and references to P.O. Box 598,
Macclenny, FL 32063. 6/2tfc
,P,,P iicii in Regisiti 's Oflk.c regislering
.uJtrent. processing transcripts, etc. Must
Sbe able to work tnder pressure and meet
deadlines. Must have high school diploma
or equivalent with 2 years clerical
experience. Additional education may
substitute for experience. Must be proficient
in Word and Excel.
College application required. Position
details and application available on the web
Inquiries: Human Resource
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
Phone; (386) 754-4314
S Fax: (386) 7544594
LCCC is accredited by the Southern
of Colleges and Schools
:VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education &
Recycling Technician II. The New
River Solid Waste Association is seek-
ing to hire a full time employee for the
position of Recycling Technician II. The
duties will include collection & process-
ing of recyclable materials, supervising
inmate labor & other duties as needed.
Applicants must have a high school or
GED diploma, a Class B or higher CDL,
& the physical dexterity necessary to
complete the required duties. Starting
salary is $9.50 per hour, salary com-
mensurate with experience. Applica-
tions may be obtained at the office of
New River Solid Waste Association on
SR 121, 3 miles north of Raiford, FL,,
Monday-Friday, between 8:00 am-5:00
pm. Deadline for applications is Tues-
day, February 21, 2006. 2/9-23p
Part-time scale operator. The New
River Solid Waste Association is seek-
ing qualified applicants for a perma-
nent, part-time position of Scale Opera-
tor. Will be responsible for operating
computerized scale system, collecting
fees & keeping accurate records of all
transactions. Must be a high school
graduate with two years of experience
in similar work. Must be willing to work
a flexible schedule with some week-
ends & holidays. Starting salary will be
$9 per hour for 20-30 hours per week.
Salary commensurate with experience.
Applications can be picked up at The
New River Regional Landfill on SR
121, just north of Raiford, FL. Deadline
for applications will be February 24,
2006 at 5:00 pm. For further informa-
tion, call 386-431-1000. New River
Solid Waste is a drug free workplace,
drug testing will be required. EOE.
Baby sitter needed in my home, 1-2
nights per week, must be very respon-
sible & have references. 904-537-
Serving ALL your real estate needs! o
WE SELL PROPERTY FAST!!
LET US SELL YOURS...
Jim Smith, Real Estate Broker
Josie Davis, Sales Associate
Mark Lancaster, Sales Associate
Juanice Padgett, Sales Associate
799 S. 6th St., Maclenny
Q 259-6555 .
CNAs. All shifts, licensed only, must
pass background/reference screening.
Apply in person to Macclenny Nursing
& Rehab, 755 S. 5th St./Hwy 228. Ask
for Sharon or Melves. 2/23-3/2p
Construction personnel immediate
openings. Pipe layers, trackhoe opera-
tors, front-end loader operators, tail-
man & hillman. Drug screen required.
Jensen Civil Construction, 9100 Philips
Hwy. EOE/m/f/d/v 2/23-3/2c
St Mary's River Bluff
Gorgeous 4BR'2BA Fleatwood on
2.56 acres o beaulifullyi land.-
scaped property. Large open tlior
plan with vaulted calthedral ceil
ings, formal DR & LR plus a great room Jac.uzi lut, with separate
shower in enormous rnasler bath New privacy fencing in a home
that looks & feels brand new Just north of the FL'GA line in walking
distance o0 the St. Mary L River. Don't miss all this value lor only
10 acres on soutn side of Highway 64, z2roed residential. 285 acres
on north si plrndtis planted
in 27 year o, oJ ,ri IP i Very Llo
to cwri and .t for re-derilial
development 000 per acre prior to cutting. '2600 after ruling
Interlachen Lake Access
22 acre lot in Inlerlachen with access to beautiful Lake Grandin.
Very few of Ihese lots are left Most have been purchased by
investors. $15,000 00
7.90 acres close to intersecion of CR 125 & CR 127 Zoned for
home or mobile home not older than 5 years One ol very few
large parcels lell with zoning for mobile home Reduced
Corirmercial building with 3004 SF that could be rerinted o 3 tenants
$450,000 Commercial 2 story. 3153 SF buidling that can acrorrinro-
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. '/4 acre + priced at
Nice 3 BR/1 BA frame home with
new vinyl siding and CH/A. Re-
cently remodeled and ready to move
into. Located on Tony Givens Road
in Sanderson on 1 acre. Affordably
priced at $136,500.
Burnham Construction, Inc. is look-
ing for qualified skilled workers. Pipe
foreman, pipe layers, tailman, hillman,
operators & laborers. Excellent bene-
fits. Medical, dental, life, paid holidays,
paid vacation. Experience preferred.
Dependable transportation a must. Ap-
ply in person at 151 S. 7th St., or call
259-5360.'EEO. Drug Free Workplace.
Experienced sales person wanted for
growing tractor dealership: Knowledge
of farm & construction equipment help-
ful. 259-4277 or fax resume to 259-
Alexander Family Gospel Group is
looking for musicians. Need piano/key-
board player & guitar player. For more
information, call David Woody @ 904-
Licensed Florida & Georgia
Macclenny 259-4828 ,-
date 3 tenants $350,000
A little piece of heaven on the St. Mary's Rive
Don't mlis this opportunity. A pristine river lot
from the Ic
Mkithen, walk-in pantry, too many features to list in
needs to be tinirihed arid buyer will pay $3000 lo,
2nd BR and BA Price a bargain -
3 BR.2 BA, updaleJ 1983 DW 'MH -
on 2 acres with split floor plan, eS ,
above ground pool, new green
meal roof, fenced and cross
fenced, outSide storage shed and
owner will leave not uD thal has
n nT hbpen in _ii-0 ..... 1-6 "
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Garden C '
on branch I
on property. $30,000 00
8 35 acres with 1400 SF brick home that was not co
framing arid electric have been done Septic and well
are not guaranteed to work. There Is a pond on the
oried for livrestoc. Has chain link tencing $650,Ci00
Home for Rent
Z,2 1400 sq feet, all brick home, wall to wall ,:ar
open kitchen, fireplace, back deck covered fror
yatrd, all new intenor paint, large Tamily room All a
be screened and must .agree to a Oackground cm
and pre-paids will be discussed upon approved apr
$90i.0 per month
Commercial Property for Rent
2'1 bath single wide mobile home: pient :,i r)oom
office space Perfect for a commercial orife of n
Rents will be negotiated upon submittance of rental
with a 2,2 all
/'s River rrade
art pine wood
this ad HOITI
wards tirn thing
149 900 00
Nice large lot
n ol' housH still
on property but
properly and is
ni patio. large
early \an sort
Bring the kids and their horses. 14.88 nice acres. Part hay field and part
wooded with small creek and catfish pond. 3 BR/2 BA doublewide MH
with extra hookup for a second MH and two extra wells. Convenient to
Jacksonville. Located on NW 216th Street in Lawtey. Priced at $179,000.
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 $64,900.
Ave. 01 be reno-
vated for office or other commercial use.
Lot size is approximately 152x112. Near
new Cypress Pointe Subdivision. Build
your business here. $150,000.
HOMES AND LAND of North Florida, Inc.
1 ---.. W t# '( Licensed Real Estate Broker
259-7709 338-4528 cell
We can show and sell all listings!
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$104 900 carpet, new cabinets &
3 bedroom, 2 bath home, back
& side screened
porches, large family room,
large bonus room, large fenced
back yard, stove & refrigerator.
Must see to appreciate. In
Macclenny city limits.
with all stock & equipment
Well established business in the fastest
growing area of Macclenny.
Excellent corner lot location!
Beverage License is Available!
& Meat Market
386 N.'Lowder St., Macclenny
Owner will stay on to train you for 6 months
Also, a 4 BR house and mobile
home lots (4) can be sold
Call for price & details!
3 BR, 1 BA home with wood ,
floors, CH/A in the city. "
Currently rented for
Seventy Acres- $2,500 per acre.
Moccasin Creek. Like to hunt and
fish, call us about this land in the
Commercial- 2 lots on US 90 in
Glen St. Mary. Excellent commer-
cial use. Has access to water and
Vacant city lot .83 acres in
2 Lots on US 90- in Glen St.
Mary with building. Excellent
business opportunity. Has water
& sewer. Currently rented at
Excellent commercial corner
lot. East Macclenny Avenue, .92
Well & Septic Tank on 1.90
acres. Lot just right for your
mobile home. Convenient location,'
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$2,000 Sign-On Bonus
For a limited time only!!
With one year OTR experience.
STAY IN THE "SWEET PART"
FL, GA, SC, NC, TN, AL.
Top pay-up to .40 cpm w/5 vrs.
Health & Disability Ins. Available
Life & Dental Ins. Provided
401 K available
HVY. 301 S., Starke, Fla.
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521 South Sixth Street, Ste. C, Macclenn
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, February 23, 2005 Page Fourteen
Dump truck drivers, Class A or B li-
cense. Sands Development, Inc. 904-
Experienced part-time salesperson.
Monday, Tuesday, Saturday. Salary
plus commission. Bring resume Mon-
day-Friday, 10:00 am-noon to Badcock
Cleaning lady, 1-2 times per week,
needs references. 962-0769. 2/23p
Substance abuse counselors & CEO
positions available in a Baker County
agency. Master's level preferred but a
BA with relevant experience can substi-
tute. Send resume to Baker Community
Counseling Center, c/o CEO, 213 E.
Macclenny Ave., Macclenny,FL. 32063
or fax to 259-0265. 2/23p
Earthworks of Northeast Florida,
Inc. seeks a Project Estimator. We
are a site & underground utility contac-
tor working for private developers. This
position will be responsible for estimat-
ing, soliciting bids, assembling pricing
for proposals & preparing budgets.&
schedules. Compensation package is
competitive & is based on experience
in the industry. Please fax resume to
904-653-2801 or e-mail to EARTH-
WORKS@setel.net. Or you may apply
in person at 11932 N. SR 121, Mac-
clenny, FL. 32063. 904-653-2800.
Log scaler/analyst position available.
'Prefer 2 year degree with Forestry or
Business Management. We are an
EECC, drug free workplace. 401 (k),
health/dental/life insurance, paid holi-.
days/vacations. Apply at Gilman Build-
ing Products, 6640 CR 218, Maxville,
FL, or fax resume to 904-289-7736.
St. Vincent's Health System, Jack-
sonville, FL., Paramedics (new rates of
pay), EMTs & Drivers needed. Ad-
vanced Patient Transportation (APT), a
division of St. Vincenl's in Jacksonville.
FL., is seeking Paramedics full-time
or PRN, EMTs full-time & drivers full-
time. We offer excellent benefits which
include tuition reimbursement, paid uni-
forms & 401 (k) plan offered for full-time
positions; medical benefits offered for
full-time on the 1st day after 30 days of
employment. Go to our website
www.jaxhealth.com today for specific
job information & apply on-line. 2/23c
A/C & duct installers, must be experi-
enced & dependable. 259-8038.
Company specializing in erosion con-
trol now hiring the following positions:
crew leaders, equipment operators,la-
borers. class A CDL drivers. A valid
driver's license a must. Fax resume to
275-3292 or call 275-4960. EOE.
Calendar's Coffee House, Deli &
Pizzeria is looking for kitchen & counter
help & waitstaff. Dependability & friend-
liness a must Apply in person or call
Local construction-company ,s s ee-
ing experienced pipelayers. loader &
dozer operators, hillman & tailman.
Benefits include: competitive wages,
401(k) & health insurance. Please con-
tact Southern Development Corp. @
Seeking class A drivers for North
Florida to Central Florida area. Home
nights. Minimum five years experience
& clean record required. Established.
rebar fabricator offering excellent bene-
fit package including 401 (k) & profit
sharing. Fax resume to 695-4844 or
call 695-4843 for appointment. 2/23p
Established company has immediate
opening for an entry level position as a
Detailing Assistant. All candidates
should have excellent communication
& organizational skills, be good with'
math & have experience in Excel &
Word. CAD experience would be a
plus. Excellent benefit package &
room for career advancement. Fax re-
sume to 695-4844 or call 695-4843 for
Part-time car mechanic needed, ex-
perience & tools, dependable. 259-
Notice to Readers
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is subject to the Fair Housing Act which
makes it illegal to advertise "any preference,
limitation or discrimination based on race,
color, religion, sex, handicap, familiar status
or national origin, or an intention, to make
any such preference, limitation or discrimi-
nation." Familial status in-
cludes children under the
age of 18 living with par-
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pregnant women and peo-
ple securing custody of
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tate which is in violation of the law Our
readers are hereby informed that all
dwellings advertised in this newspaper are
available on an equal opportunity basis. To
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at 1-800-669-9777. The toll free telephone
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2 homes for price of 1! 1.77 acres & 2
mobile homes, live in one, rent the
other. This is a real buy you have a
home & some land. Call Margie
Walker, Realtor, 613-8438 for your pri-
vate showing. 2/9-3/9p
Baker County. St. Mary's River, 10
acres, 700 ft. on river with small white
sandy beach, secluded, high & dry,
fenced, large oak & pine trees, picture
perfect, beautiful property. Only
$200,000. 259-7574. 2/23-3/16c
1 acre in Glen with or without doublewide
home. With $75,000 without $45,000.
Nice location, dead end road, convenient
to 1-10, near schools. 338-,7153.2/2-3/2p
New 2006 doublewide,'3 BR, 2 BA lo-
cated on '/2 acre i'ti fenced yard,
$105,000, owner fi anc'ing available.
3 BR. 1'h BA brick home, 1380 SF liv-
ing, garage & carport, fenced back
yard, brand new A/C & carpet, corner
city lot, $148,000. 259-2618 or 904-
10 acres of beautiful land in South
Sanderson, $15,000 per acre. Serious
inquires only. Call 371-0261. 2/23c
3BR, 2 BA home on 1 acre in Mac-
clenny II, 1805 SF, $249,000. 553-
2718. ." 1/26-2/23p
10 acres. Ideal location for large gas
station, 125 N. at blinking light. 434-
3.18 acres located ',': mile north of
Glen in close proximity to schools. In-
terested? Call Tommy at 901-373-
1994 doublewide, 2 BR. 2 BA, 1'/2
acres, new carpet & linoleum, new.
heating & air, all electric, new 12x24
shop & utility shed, totally fenced, 3
miles north of Macclenny $92,500. Call
566-1295 or 234-2507. 2/23-3/2p
2 acres, cleared with well septic &
power pole in city limits of St. George,
GA.. private property close to schools,
$26,000 912-843-8196. 2,'23-3.2p
3 BR. 2 BA home built 2002 on 2 acres
off Odis Yarborough Rd.. siding with
brick accent, 2 car garage $249,900.
Call 237-2336 2/23-3/2p
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Rent to Own or Purchase. 1997, 3
BR, 2 BA doublewide on beautiful 2.5
acre with large pond near Taylor; 904-
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, no pets,
garbage pickup & water provided, $600
per month, $600 deposit. 912-843-
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
Cypress Pointe. 3 BR, 2 BA brand
new house with screen porch, available
February 20. For rent or lease with one
year contract, $1350/month, $500 de-
posit. 407-810-8363 or 407-9330 ask
for Michael. 2/9-23p i
2 BR mobile home, $500/month, $250
deposit, CH/A, new paint & carpet,
Georgia Bend. 259-5317. 2/23p
2 BR, fenced yard, new paint in & out,
CH/A, Georgia Bend, $550/month,
$250 deposit, $500 deposit with pets.
Mobile home. $500/month, 1st& last
in advance; $200 damage deposit, no.
pets. 259-6391. 2/23p
1 BR, 1 BA apartment off River Circle
Rd Glen. $400/month, $400 deposit,
$150 electric deposit. 259-7923.2/23p
Mobile homes, Hwy 185, Georgia
Baldwin area. 2 houses available, no
smoking 266-9622. 2/23p
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, new. appli-
ances stove, refrigerator,,washer &
dryer, A/C & heat, no pets,
$500/month, $300 deposit, in city limits.
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, covered
deck, close to 1-10 must have good ref-
erences. $550/month, 1st, last & secu-
rity deposit. 259-7797 before 8:00 pm.
1999 Skyline doublewide. very nice,
1500 SF, 3 BR, 2 BA, large kitchen,'
large family room with fireplace, front"
porch Asking payoff or assume mort-
gage with low payments & low interest
rate, Must be moved. 275-2493 or 228-
Found in 80% of the
homes in Baker County
WHITEHEAD BROS., INC LAKE CITY LOGISTICS, INC.
OTR DRIVERS NEEDED
Go through Home several times most weeks.
Home most weekends Personalized dispatching
that comes from only dispatching 25 trucks at
our location here in Starke. Vacation pay, Safety
Bonus up to $1,200 per year. Driver of the Year
bonus, and driver recruitment bonuses. Blue
Cross Blue Shield medical and dental insurance.
Need 2 years of experience and a decent driving
CALL JIM OR DEBBIE LAWRENCE AT
904-368-0777 or 1-888-919-8898
TRUCK AND TRAILER MECHANICS NEEDED
G 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
Hi -,'-Ruin in fr:,nt of their band 's ligo From iei-l Jrii,,ne r B...'b seclek. t iuairii Sai Brig, s. per(i._it.-,'l t h rri K.iiprp, viitiar tL Icad
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For local band, music is a family affair
BY KELLEY LMNMIG.AN
As a second generation musi-
cian who has roots in the Mac-
clenny area, music for Ben Briggs
is definitely a family' affair.
Lead vocalistt and guitarist for
his band Hit-N-Run, Briggs was
born in Macclenny and lived here
as a small child.
"I remember riding my 'bike all
over the town," he recalls.
Briggs is the son of musician
parents who performed with the
Macclenny-based Bonnie Gringo
Band during the 70s.
When she was expecting, his
mother was performing with .the
band as the drummer, exposing
Briggs to the influencee of rhythm
even before he was born. Some of
his earliest memories are of his
parents 'si iging-ifthairmonny around
After leaving Bonnie Gringo,
Ben's father Tim pursued other
interests, earning a library science
degree and becoming a teacher, but
he never abandoned music. After a
chance meeting with Teddy
Gentry, bass player with the leg-
endary country music group
Alabama, he became a writer fdr
the band's publishing company,
then joined and toured with Ala-
bama for seven years.
Tim Briggs also had his own
group, The Tim Briggs Band.
Young Ben and his brother Jamie
performed with their father, open-
ing for such big industry names as
Eddie Money and The Dixie'
Exposed to such a music-
enriched environment, and armed
With first-hand experience, it %\as
ine table that Briegs follow in his
father's footsteps and eventually
form his own band.
"By the time I was 12," says
Briggs, "I was already playing pi-
ano, guitar and drums. After a
while, I concentrated on guitar. I
met Wind), the girl I would even-
tually marry, in high school when
she was only 15. 1 showed her how
to phlay bass guitar so she could
help me practice."
Windy Briggs, whose only'
-musical involvement had been as a
vocalist at her church, .became
-interested, enough to.,want to per-
form with her husband and pursued
the bass guitar seriously. Briggs
also taught Bob; Seeley, a school
friend from south Florida who is
the band's percussionist, how to
Briggs then began working vith
his 16-year-old sister Sam, teach-
ing her to play acoustic guitar. She
plays on a Black Guild, a guitar her
father used during his tenure with
Alabama. Sam performs w ith the
group as her school schedule al-
Dave Bates, an accomplished
guitarist from Pennsylvania, relo-
cated to-, the' Macclenny area to
work with the band. Bates brings
with him the added benefits of
being trained in live sound produc-
tion and sound engineering.
"We have another member,
Kerri Knapp. 1 also worked w ith
her and now she enhances many of
the songs with additional percus-
sion such as tambourine and mara-
cas," says Briggs.
After this core of committed
musicians became established, they
decided to call themselves Hit-N-
Run, a name that's catchy and easy
Everything in the li\ es ofHit-N-
Run revolves around music. Art-
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Located in Winn-Dixie Shopping Center, Macclenny
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(From page 14)
work featuring vw:ell-known musi-
cians and musical instruments dec-
orates the. walls of the band's .com-
fortable living room practice space.
They rehearse in a semi-circle
formation, making eye,-contact and
communication between all mem-
bers a sure thing. Everyone is
allowed input. Their practice ses-
sions are focused and disciplined.
tempered with-humor and fun.
Through hard work and an un-
usual bit of luck, Hit-N-Run has
already had a lot of local success.
"I negotiate all the booking for
the band and I didn't feel a need for
an agent," says Briggs.
His wife felt differently. She
began leaving long lists of agent's
names by his computer. Finally, a
little more than aggravated, Briggs
grabbed a list, ran his finger down
the names and arbitrarily stopped
on one called The J. Bird Agency.
He called the number.
"What can you do for us that 1
can't do myself?" he demanded of"
Since the agent didn't represent
local bands, the conversation near-
ly ended at that point.
"We're not just any local band,"
Briggs insisted. "My dad used to
play with Alabama and when I
played with my dad's band we
opened for the Dixie Chicks, Lori
"Alabama?" asked the agent.
"What'd you say your name was?"
When Briggs told him, he was
surprised to learn the agent not only
knew of his father Tim, but had
once booked gigs for The Bonnie
The next thing Hit-N-Run knew,
they were opening for well estab-
lished bands such as Cheap Trick,
Black Foot and most recently. Bad
Hit-N-Run prides itself on deliv-
ering a solid performance of cover
tunes culled from southern, classic.
alternative and hard rock influ-
ences. In many instances, their ele-
gant vocal harmonies on renditions
of songs like "Sweet Home
Alabama" give such southern rock
standards a whole new listening
Briggs use and technical mas-
tery of a device called a Talk Box
(made famous by Peter Frampton) "
, which manipulates sound and
makes the band's performance of
the tune "Do You Feel Like We
. Do?" reverberate with high energy.
-, :'They also play tunes written by
father Tim Briggs such as '"Re-
\ival" the chorus of, which again
.features beautiful four-part harmo-
. ny, a trait that is the band's forte:
"Father, mother, sister, brother
Everybody squeezing in the pew
The preacher shouted,
you never doubled,
'Cause in your heart you knew"
Hit-N-Run's blend of technical
skill, attention to detail and profes-
sional work ethic is garnering, the
band respect among clients and
professionals in the music industry.
"We've developed our musical
skills to the point where we want to
take things to the next le\el," says
Briggs, "not just simply play other
Sartist's music. We want to write and
play our own material. We want
that hit song that all musicians
dream of. And we're willing to
work for it."
Hit-N-Run is planning to take a
six month break from performing
:and head into the studio to work on
material for their own CD.
Perhaps that long dreamed of hit
song is just around the corner for this
dedicated band with a home-town
connection. Unlike the Eagles song
thev.cover, however, this band won't
"take it easy" anytime soon. Hit-N-
Run is ready to rock and roll all the
way to the top.
After school help
Students at the Baker Counts
Middle School are now eligible for
free after-school help from North
Florida Community Action Agen-
cy. These classes are available to
children w\ho displaN at risk.
behavior such as using tobacco.
alcohol, drugs or hanging out with
the wrong crowd. For more infor-
Smation call 259-4481.
$4.50 for 15 words
for the week of
February 27-March 3
MONDAY: Breakfast pizza with milk and
TUESDAY: Sausage biscuit with milk and
WEDNESDAY: Cheese toast with milk and
THURSDAY: Eggs and griis .iih milk andd
FRIDAY: Cereajl and loas i ,ih milk 'rd'
MONDAY: Ham '.iCh macarc.ni and lchleee
and roll or hamburger, cthoicc of io poai0:'
aedgcs. pcas.condimcnrii,a iiragcliin and milk
TUESDAY: Buriro or ham and chI ;
sand\ ich, chice o l O l n.o Frcrh til., jI" fruii
W'EDNESDAY: Chicken and dumplings
,ith roll or pizza, choice of r,..o e) gis. salad.
fiuil and milk
THURSDAY: Tacos and cinnam3in bun -or
fih .anid 'ich..: ch'ice o oo com ico.ndamrni'.
finit and mirlk
FRIDAY: \Vgi.itble soup and peanut buner
and Ill saindwich or Furkev and'.aich. choice.of
ito French triet, egglci and dip. fuil .ind
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