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New River nixes pact to take Clay County's trash
BY JIM McGAULEY
The three-county New River Solid Waste Association board has
agreed to accept refuse from seven illegal "clean-up" dumps in Clay
County as long as the state certifies it is non-toxic.
At the same time, it appears unlikely the New River board will be ne-
gotiating with Clay County for a "turn key" agreement to accept waste at
the Ellerbee Curve landfill north of Raiford in Union County.
The landfill is managed jointly by Baker, Union and Bradford counties
and accepts outside waste from both Alachua and Levy counties. Both
pay higher tipping fees than the member counties.
"I don't-think it (a pact with Clay) is something we want to do," said New
River Executive Director Darrell O'Neal during the April 13 regular meet-
ing of the landfill board.
Clay County, with a burgeoning population now over 140,000 and po-
litical woes resulting from a recent grand jury report criticizing officials
for, among other things, allowing illegal dumping, is looking west to New
River as a waste destination.
Ellerbee is expanding now to a fifth above-ground "cell" and could ac-
commodate the Clay refuse in a deal similar to Alachua County, but the
New River board shuns related responsibilities like transportation.
Still pending, however, is a similar "request for proposal" from Citrus
County on the Gulf coast. It has a population of about 118,000.
According to Baker County Commissioner Julie Combs, who sits on
the New River board with fellow Commissioner Mark Hartley, the inter-
est in committing to outside contracts is lukewarm.
"They've been able to pay off a million dollar loss of revenue when
Alachua County had to divert some of its trash elsewhere and I think
everybody's satisfied with the way things are going," surmised Mrs.
As for accepting the trash from Clay County's clean-up sites, she and
fellow members were a bit skeptical.
"It made me very nervous when I saw that the dumps were illegal," ex-
plained Mrs. Combs. "I-assumed that meant it was toxic. We understand
DEP (the Department of Environmental Protection) is doing extensive
monitoring. Anything that leaves those sites has a stamp of approval."
In other landfill matters, it appears the DEP will soon grant Ellerbee
the permit to construct a fifth "cell" or high-rise dumping perimeter. Ac-
cording to New River engineer Frank Darabi of Gainesville, the holdup is
due to state concerns about groundwater flow around a borrow pit that
has been on the property for years.
New River already purchased the thick plastic liner for the new cell,
and last week agreed to buy nearly $110,000 worth of pumps and piping
from several suppliers on a "sole source" basis. That means the board will
not call for bids because of past satisfactory equipment at existing cells,
and the fact that it is compatible. The same will apply to concrete form
structures needed at the new cell.
New River is also mulling a contract with an outside source to dispose
of old tires that are brought to the landfill, and last week awarded annual
bids for purchase of limerock and sod.
The board decided to ditch a proposal to "'piggyback" a bid for instal-
lation of the Cell 5 plastic liner with Desoto County. According to Mr.
Darabi, problems developed in the original bidding process.
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ar, Vol. 52 Thursday April 20, 2006 Macclenny, Florida 50�4
on near 3K acres
in Megaa session'
BY MICHAEL RINKER. ing for that.
Press Staff * West Glen Estates is a 982-acre
If there were any doubts that the
long-talked-about growth is here,
they were blown away Monday
night when Baker County Commis-
sioners made decisions on six large
developments covering nearly 3000
Among those, only Glen Planta-
tion became an issue, and that was
because the Florida Department of
Community Affairs rejected the de-
velopment over concerns about ur-
ban sprawl and inadequate soil for,
wells and septic tanks.
Located in the north county near
CR 125 and Odis Yarborough
Road, Glen Plantation was origi-
nally 347 acres, but the developers
have scaled that down to 198 acres
with approximately 200 units.
MNarcia Tjoflat, representing the
development, said they ha\e other
objections in the areas of soil and
S"We don't think it is urban
sprawl, but we have to sit down
with the department to review indi-
cators," she said.
"What you're experiencing is a
glitch in the comp plan (the coun-
ty's comprehensive land use plan)
laws," she said, presumably refer-
ring to the fact the developers have
responded to DCA concerns but the
commission cannot green light the,
project without DCA approval.
"The DCA has cautioned the
county not to approve it," acknowl-
eged Amanda Smith, senior plan-
ner from the Northeast Florida Re-
gional Planning Council.
Ms. Tjoflat said the developers
have agreed to make Glen Planta-
tion a planned unit development
(PUD), which will give the county
more say in how it's developed.
Ms. Smith suggested the com-
mission approve the development
on the condition that if the DCA
does not accept the changes that the
developer will withdraw the ap-
The board accepted her recom-
It then voted to adopt land use
amendments that clear the way for
three other developments:
* Southern States, which covers
108 acres located directly- across
SR 121 from the Northeast Florida
Tony Robbins, representing the
developer, said current plans call
for 291 units.
Southern States also will come
in as' a PUD; Monday's meeting
was the first reading of the rezon-
6 89076 48819 8
mixed-use rural development west
of Glen St. Mary, south of Cowpen
Road and north of US 90.
It will feature large-lot, single-
family homes, and will also have
an 11-acre commercial area and a
44-acre equestrian center.
Under the land-use change ap-
proved by the commission would
allow up to 185 units.
In order to approve the develop-
ment, the commission had to first
adopt a "rural commercial" land
use category, which calls for less
intensity and additional buffering
so that it fits in better with the sur-
rounding area. Among the uses per-
mitted are offices, convenience
stores, feed stores, hardware busi-
nesses, veterinary clinics, restau-
rants and repair shops.
* Glen St. Mary Nurseries is a
28-acre tract located behind the
Citgo station on CR 125 near Inter-
Owner Lin Taber said he does
not have a buye r the property
but wanted the land use changed
from agricultural to commercial in-
order to market it.
(Page two please)
Emotional senior night precedes win over Fernandina
Seniors Shannon Nickles and Kassie Ciews check out their gift baskets while fellow senior Lady Wildcat Brmamn Hall gets a hug from
Minds Roberts and Jessi Nunn waits her aurn during a pre-game tribute to departing members of the softball team the evening of April 13.
The Cats then uent on to defeat Fernandina Beach's Pirates 7-4 to clinch their first home win of the season. The girls lost 7'-0 Tuesday
night of this week to Suiuannee Counrin ithe first round of the district playoffs. DETAILS ON PAGE 11
Featured in 'Buddy Check 12
'~~ ~~ Ch ck 2 **1...** '*i
BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
On the twelfth of every month,
First Coast News in Jacksonville
features a segment entitled Buddy
Check 12, a program to raise
awareness about breast cancer and
remind women to. perform a
monthly breast exam. The program
often' features commentary by sur-
vivors of breast cancer.
One of the women featured on
the April 12th segment of the Bud-
dy Check 12 program was Mac-
clenny resident Connie Magnone,
the well-known owner of Connie's
Kitchen restaurant on South 6th St.
Jeannie Blaylock is co-anchor.of
Channel. 12 news and is the Health-
watch reporter for the station. Over
a decade ago, she partnered with
Baptist Health to form the Buddy,
Check 12 program to educate
women about the importance of
self-examination and early detec-
Ms. Blaylock recently traveled
to Macclenny to interview Ms.
Magnone at the restaurant she has,
run with herhusband, Joe, for the
past 16 years.
Having successfully completed
chemotherapy treatments for lym-
phodemia, Ms. Magnone has re-
cently received clear reports from
(Page five please)
A Glen St. Mary woman, when
stopped for driving 65 miles per
hour on US 90 on April 15, laugh-
ed and said if the deputy had been
on South Sixth Street in Macclenny
a fe\\ minutes earlier, he would
have clocked her going 100 mph.
Tina Highsmith. 31. said she'd
been arguing %%ith her husband at
Wal-Mart and was "[ticked] off."
When Deputy Tony Norman
told her it was no excuse for put-
ting herself and others in danger.'
she replied, "I don't give a ----."
The officer had been sitting in
the parking lot at Ace Hardware
around 6:00 am when his radar'
caught Ms. Highsmith driving her
pickup westbound at 65 mph,
through the 30 mph zone.
He saw her use the center turn
lane to pass another vehicle.
She accelerated through the in-'
tersection of US 90 and Lowder
Street, and the officer didn't catch
up to her until she was at Christy
As Deputy Norman was talking-
to Ms. Highsmith, her husband
came by and asked what was going
on. She then started up the truck
and tried to flee, but her husband
reached in and took the keys from
After she was arrested for reck-
less driving, she asked Deputy Nor-
man how fast she'd been going.
She laughed when he told her and
said that if he'd been on SR 121 he
could have stopped her at 100 mph.
About an hour later, two boys
led police, on a brief high-speed
chase on dirt roads behind the Bak-
er Square shopping center and In-
(Page two please)
Public drinking is decriminalized;
prosecuting said not cost effective
BY MICHAEL RINKER
A state mandate is prompting county officials to re-
consider how to handle a long-standing local tradition
- drinking alcohol at the Boy Scout Camp on Steel-
Baker County Commissioners decided at their
April 17 meeting to decriminalize drinking in public
because it costs too much to prosecute.
"The state attorney's office used to prosecute not
only state statutes, but county and city ordinances,"
county attorney Terry Brown said Tuesday. "But un-
der Article V they are no longer obligated.... Counties
and cities must pay them to do it."
Article V of the Florida Constitution was amended
by voters in 1998. Among the changes, which took ef-
fect nearly two years ago, was that the funding for lo-
cal court functions was shifted from the state to the
"Maybe in Gainesville, or in Jacksonville, where
you have 20 in-house attorneys, they might handle it,"
Mr. Brown said, "But I don't know what small towns
Clerk of Courts Al Fraser raised the issue at the
He said it costs more to prosecute public drinking
violations than the county got back in fines.
In addition the county can't be certain about getting
convictions, which would mean no revenue from fines
if the case is unsuccessful.
Mr. Brown said he will amend the county's ordi-
nance so that violators don't have to go to court, but
simply be required to pay a fine, similar to a traffic
Off the top of his head, he said the public drinking
law is probably the only one in the county that fe-
As to how much the fine will be, he said, "I don't
know right now, but I'll probably recommend some-
thing and [commissioners] can go with ,that or pick
their own amount."
According to the Baker County Sheriff's Office,
there have been jqst three arrests for public drinking or
open container violations in the past two years.
It's likely, however, that most offenders are given a
warning, although that could change if the violation
becomes civil infraction.
Throwing eggs at school
and no one gets in trouble?
See page 7
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, April 20, 2006 Page Two
ACCU WEATHER'FORECAST FOR BAKER COUNTY
U.S. Traveler Cities
Statistics are for Jacksonville Monday.
High ....................... 890
Low ..... .................. .. . 660
Normal High ....................... 790
Normal Low .......................... 55�
Monday ..................... 0.00"
Month to date ................... 1.11"
Normal month to date ........ 1.84"
Year to date ..................... 8.00"
Normal Year to date ......... 12.61"
AccuWeather UV Ind(
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Sunrise Thursday....... 6:56 a:m'.
Sunset Thursday .......... 7:59 p.m.
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Moonset Thursday ...... 12:16 p.m.
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Times of clouds
Variable clouds, a.
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First high i
Charleston, SC 80/59/pc
Fort Myers 90/68/pc
Hilton Head 82/59/pc,
Key West 84/75/pc
Myrtle Beach 76/59/pc
St. Petersburg 85/67/pc
Tampa , 86/68/pc
W Palm Beach 86/70/pc
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Four drivers are found to have pot
Four drivers were arrested over
a five-day period last eek: for
misdemeanor possession of mari-
juana, including a Glen St. Mary'
man who explained to police, "It's
mine, but I didn't know it was
William Blackburn, 47, was
headed west on Woodlawn Road
April 12 around 8:00 pm when In-
vestigator David Bryant noticed
that his left tail light was broken.
During the ensuing traffic stop
the officer asked to search the car
for illegal substances. He found a
cellophane wrapper containing
about 3.6 grams of pot under the'
driver's side floor mat.
Mr. Blackburn was charged
\yith misdemeanor, possession and
oited for fault\ .equipment. . ,
SOn April 16, Cody Fisher, of
Macclenny was stopped for driv-
ing erratically south on South
Sixth Street at 2:41 am.
Mr. Fisher, 20, had made a half-
hearted attempt tp flee the officer
and explained, "I've been drinking
and I am trying to get home."
He also said he had to get his
passenger home because she was
only 17 years old.
Deputy John Warren Hardin ar-
rested Mr. Fisher for driving with
a suspended license, then searched
the car. He found a small bag of
marijuana in the glove box.
In addition to misdemeanor
(From page one)
Commissioners approved the
following developments to be
transmitted to the DCA for review:
* Long Branch Farms, which
has 1533 acres located east of CR
127 just south of the intersection
of CR 127 and CR 125, is plan-
ning 230 large, estate-type houses
on five- or ten-acre lots.
Wyman Duggan, representing
the developer,. said 40 acres will be
donated to the county for whatever
use commissioners choose, for ex-
ample, a school, park or fire sta-
tion. Twelve of those acres are
* The Lakes at Woodlawn will
include nearly 54 acres on the
north side of Woodlawn Road east
of Dupree Road.
Plans call for 134 single-family
The developer is seeking a land
use change from agricultural to
residential and a rezoning to PUD.
Another developer, was conspic-
uous by its absence.
Miami-based Adar withdrew its
application for a development to
be located near US 90 and Arnold
Indications were that the appli-
cation would be denied, reportedly
over the location of an industrial
park it had planned for the site.
Finally, commissioners ap-
proved transmittal of a land use
change for the county's St. Mary's
Shoals Park, which is planned for
1600 acres north of Ode Yarbor-
ough Road east of CR 125.
The application seeks 960 acres
changed from agricultural to recre-
The remaining 640 acres would
be changed from agricultural to
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When he tried to stop the truck,
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down Willis Hodges Road, Buck
Starling Road and George Hodges
Road. The vehicle was sliding
sideways through the turns.
He eventually popped back out
onto South Sixth, then westbound
on the interstate.
Another patrol car got in front
of the truck and forced it to slow
The passenger, 16, had to be
forcibly removed from the vehicle.
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reckless driving and high speed
fleeing, a felony; the passenger
with resisting an officer.
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NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
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Joint Board Work Session with Baker County
Commissioners, Macclenny City Commissioners and
Town of Glen St. Mary Council as follows:
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
6:00 - 9:00 pm
New Baker County School Board Room
270 South Boulevard East, Macclenny, Florida
JOINT BOARD WORK SESSION
"Senate Bill 360 (County/City Growth)"
Mike McDaniel (Department of Community Affairs)
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND.
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Record reflects support for CoA
For those who really have no clue as to the rela-
. tionship between the Board of County Commission-
ers and the Baker County Council on Aging, along
with the many things the county board does for our
senior citizens, please consult the Commission's
minutes from October 1, 2002 (page 2) and from
February 7, 2006 (page 3). :
I can't emphasize enough the..mlioritance of
working with and helping the Council on Aging so
our seniors are taken care of.
When I first was elected to the board our budget
for the Council was about $60,000. Now it has
grown to approximately $160,000 and I must say I
am pleased to be a part of this program.
Because we (the Commission) care, we con-
tributed well over $250,000 to keep the Council
afloat, in addition to the regular budget contribu-
Both. myself and Commissioner Gordon Crews
have said we're willing to do anything to help the
seniors, and that is the sentiment of the entire board.
Whether or not we get funding (for a new senior
center) from the state, we still anticipate assisting the
Council on Aging in building a new facility to house
it and the transportation office.
The board minutes can't reflect everything the
board does for the Council. Every member of the
board works directly or indirectly with the Council
and its board members.
ALEX ROBINSON, Chairman
Baker County'Board of Commissioners
(Mr. Robinson is responding to a letter to the editor in last
week's edition criticizing him and Commissioner Crews for al-
legedly reneging on a promise to spend all the proceeds of the
sale of the former health department property toward a new
FerS abut the pace of growth
accelerating wayto quickly
We could make our
mark hosting the
MY SIDE OF
I was at the tennis districts this
week and watching as my son
struggled in singles against a player
from The Bolles School.
It was obvious by his form and
technique that this kid had been
given a racquet as a toy instead of a
pacifier. While my son was playing
with his Power Rangers, this kid
was working on a top spin lob.
Finally, a friend leaned over and
said: "You know what? In the last
summer Olympics, if Bolles had
have been a country, they would
have wound up eighth in the medal
That's pretty impressive. It's
also pretty depressing if you have
to face them on the playing fields.
I've beeh at' Baker County 'ighr
School for over 20 years and one of
the things that always irks me is the
way that we're looked at as com-
plete hicks. We are not, of course,
most of us, but that's the impres-
I'm a humor columnist, not an
editorialist, so its my job to poke,
fun at those stereotypes, not attack
them. I'll leave that to editorial
In fact, it's kind of ironic. Cathy
Bales, who I work with, was bat-
ting around a column idea with me
last week. She told me about The
Redneck Games that are held up in
I saw a clip of one of the swim-
ming races. This was not a swim-
ming event that the Bolles School
specializes in, and in which their
students won many of their Olym-
The participants were pigs.
They were in a swimming pool.
with lanes marked off by the little
colored floats you see in the
Olympics. They wore swim caps
with numbers on them and the
fastest pig won.
That got us thinking about other
events that would be appropriate.
Here are a few that are truly part of
The Redneck Games, and then
some of our own:
V Bobbing for pig's feet - I'm
presuming the pigs who didn't win
the swimming contest. The winner
is probably put out to stud like
SV S 'd" spiftitmg - watiermetibn
preferably, th'd'g'h for baseball
fans, sunflower seeds are always a
V Dumpster diving - -nuff said.
V Hubcap hurling - one of the
great pieces of Greek art is the dis-
cus thrower. Somehow Bubba
chunking a dub doesn% seem par-
ticularly artistic to me.
/ Bug zapping by spitball -
some talented tobacco chewers
came make that bug zapper sing.
V% The armpit serenade - instead
of playing the national anthem for
the winners, Bubba can play the
April 20, 2006 Page Three
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St. Francis ofthe g
Anyone else getting a little
queasy about all the planned resi-
dential growth in Baker County
the next decade?
It's not because growth is un-
welcome; many have seen it com-
ing for years. In fact, the certainty
it would happen- was sealed back
in the late 1950's when Interstate
10 sliced across the county's mid-
That, coupled with the fact that
Jacksonville would grow along
with Florida, though at a slower,
-pace, merely put all this off a few
Now it seems just around the
corner and reading about it- gives
one the feeling of picking up speed
on a downhill run seated in a shop-
ping cart with legs dangling over
You're just hoping it stays on
This week witnessed the larg-
est-ever submission of growth pro-
posals before a county commission
in Baker County history.
As Mike Rinker's page one
story points out, nearly 3000 acres
are involved in the half-dozen pro-
posals, all but one residential.
More than 1000 homes are sited
for the tracts, though the "build-
out" is still years off depending on
how the economy fares.
It's certain that developers, the
people who spend the money to
make the money, are confident
enough in the future to get these
preliminary (and mandated) steps
out of the way now.
It all happened the same week
land preparation started for the
long-awaited Wal-Mart Supercen-
ter at 1-10 and SR 228 just south of
When that's all done, most cur-
rent residents will pine for the days
when one exited the interstate into
Macclenny with relative ease.
And so it will be with many
roads in and around Macclenny
and Glen St. Mary.
The queasy feeling comes
knowing that massive infrastruc-
ture (roads, schools, public ser-
vices like fire and rescue) will be
needed ahead of or simultaneous
to growth on this scale.
Where's it all going to come
The dreaded "M" word (for
moratorium) has been whispered
at recent commission meetings, a
type of panic button that halts new
construction until all the fine print
about who is responsible for what
Moratoriums are not necessarily
signals we don't want growth.
They signal we want to do it right.
Back 25-30 years ago residen-
tial development in Baker County
was largely beneficial to the very
few who worshiped the dollar and
created massive problems for tax-
payers and local government.
Those days are gone, thankful-
ly, and the hucksters replaced by
larger developers who seek to
exploit the market for relatively in-
expensive housing close to the
Many of the new breed are
quite accustomed to dealing with
local governments, and can be
expected - no matter their an-
nounced intentions - to avoid as
many "extracurricular" costs as
possible. Things like paying for
improvements to existing roads'
and building new schools.
Several county commissioners
hint they want to catch their breath
before presiding over more meet-
ings like this week.
Feel free to do so.
I have a particular fondness for statues of St.
Francis. No garden seems complete without an effigy
of this saintly man standing placidly near a fountain,
in front of an ivy covered wall, or among beds of
blooming daffodils and roses.
I grew up with a statue of St. Francis outside the
back door beside a low cement birdbath near the brick
Throughout the seasons, Francis TH E I
was always there, watching our com-
ings and goings. It always seemed to
me the statue actually did watch the
frolicking of little birds as they drank
water or bathed in the birdbath.
When I left home, I took a photo of Francis, so I'd
always have his image nearby.
When I moved to Macclenny and was out walking
around one evening during Christmas, I was delighted
to see that one of my neighbors had a St. Francis stat-
ue in the front yard, nestled in a wood shelter which
was lit at night by a small white light. I always make
sure I walk past in the evening so I can keep the image
of his pleasant visage in my mind until bedtime. -
Seeing my. neighbor's statue made me decide I
would buy my own. My landlady has such a beautiful
yard and I wanted to see Francis every morning out-
side my door when I got up.
I visited a local lawn and garden supply store and
ordered a Francis from their catalog. I stopped by a
week later to see if it had arrived, but it had not.
Another week passed and I stopped again. That day.
I couldn't find anyone to help me so I decided to come
back later. In another week I stopped by again, but the
owner had not been able to make the trip to the suppli-
er to buy Francis. I told them to call when Francis
I never heard from them.
I thought about my statue from time to time, but I
decided I wasn't going back. I'd made several trips to
inquire and felt I'd done enough. It was the merchant's
turn. Maybe, I thought, I would get a Francis from
another place, but I really wanted the onle I ordered.
That Francis was special. He had a beautiful string
of prayer beads with a little cross hanging from the
- belt around his tunic and a bird perched on the edge of
the holy book he carried.
I tried to forget about it and busied myself with
About a week ago I looked out the back door one
morning and low and behold, there was a statue of St.
Francis standing beside the swimming pool. Next to
him was a small bird bath shaped like a sunflower.
My landlady told me she had been
B A C K ^&shopping at the lawni and garden sup-
ply place and decided to buy the St.
| J " Francis statue and birdbath for the
t ! ." ,o '- yard. I was amazed. It was the same
statue I'd ordered and I'd never said
anything to her about it.
Two days later, I was eating supper in a local
restaurant and who did I see but the owner of the lawn
and garden supply. He looked a little startled when I
walked up the table. I think the poor man thought I
was going to yell at him.
"I tried and tried to call you," he apologized, "but
there was never an answer."
"Not to worry," I told him. "Maybe I wrote the
number down wrong. I've done that before."
Things have a way of working out in the most inter-
esting ways sometimes..I got my wish in the end. St.
Francis stands outside my door, just like I wanted.
Legends of the humble Italian monk from Assisi
who was to become St. Francis abound. He is the
patron saint of animals and the environment. He
viewed the natural world as a sacred creation and he
advocated peace above all things.
It is believed he could actually talk to birds. Doves,
which are an ancient symbol of peace are often depict-
ed riding on his shoulder.
I can't think of a better man to have standing in
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V Big hair contest - Title IX
requires women's events. I re-
member in the early '80s at BCHS
there was a girl whose bangs stood
at least 6 inches high. I wonder
how she'd fare in this contest?
V Mud pit belly flop - Platform
diving is another Bolles specialty
but this is somewhat different. In
platform diving you get points for
the least splash you make when
entering the water. In the belly flop
the splash wins style points.
Here are some of our own:
V The beer can crush - strength
and stamina required as partici-
pants seek to crush the greatest
number of cans in a one minute
span using only their forehead and
the heel of their hand.
This is the opening event of the
Games since the crushed cans ha e
a hole drilled in them and are used
as the winners: metals - the Gold
Miller Genuine Draft can, the
Silver Coors and the Bronze
V The cigarette flip - distance
and accuracy required.
V Lawn mower racing - an actu-
al sport, by the way.
V Tube top stretch - a demon-
stration event that may make its
way into the ladies' division if I
have any say in the matter.
v" Wallet chain weigh off - how
many keys, flashlights, nail clip-
pers and pocket knives can they
V Mailbox smashing (two man
event) - pickup truck driving bub-
bas and baseball bat wielding bud-
dies in an event inspired by med-
Naturally, there is plenty to do in
an~ 'aro'upnd le l)l.rpic, village.
There's the Museum of Lawn Art.
where you can see cars on blocks,
dioramas of front porches artfully
decorated with toilets and living
For your culinary-minded,
there's the roadkill and Spam
cookoffs and the vienna sausage
eating contest. The mullet groom-
ing exhibit is also a big favorite.
I think we should host one of
these Games. Hey, it would put us
on the map, though it might not
help our reputation.
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, April 20, 2006 Page Four
st for filing false poArrest or pointing rifle
Arest for filing false report ata cable TV repairman
A Glen St. Mary man who re-
ported his car stolen April 12 was
arrested the following day for fil-
ing a false report after police de-
termined he'd "leased" the car to
someone in exchange for crack co-
Steven Richards, 31, had told
police he'd fallen asleep at a home
on Friendship Place. His keys had
been beside him on the couch but
were gone, along with his 2006
Saturn SUV, when he awoke.
Josh Hall, a witness who was at
the home, said Mr. Richards had
lent the vehicle to a woman named
Tasha, and that he - Mr. Hall - had
retrieved it the next day.
Deputy Brad Dougherty ques-
tioned Mr. Richards, and explained
the law about filing a false report
Booze-less DUI arrests
Two motoristss were arrested
last week for DUI after failing
roadside sobriety tests, but neither
had apparently consumed alcohol.
A Macclenny woman who
handed police her vehicle owner's
manual instead of her registration
and proof of insurance April 13
was arrested, but a breath test de-
tected no alcohol in her blood.
Katherine Wolfe, 55, told the
deputy she'd taken some over-the-
counter medication, but refused to
submit to a urinalysis after the
breath test came up empty.
Ms. Wolfe was parked next to
the gas pump around 9:11 pm at
the Quick Stop on South Sixth
Street when Deputy William Hil-
liard spotted her %white Honda
SUV, which matched the descrip-
tion provided by hn unidentified
motorist who reported it being dri-
The officer followed her as she
left the store and headed south on-
Sixth, then turned left onto Jon-
athan Street. She sat in the turn
lane for a full minute although
there was no oncoming traffic.
He followed her as she drove 5
miles per hour in the 25 mph zone.
After stopping her, he asked for
her license. which she had difficul-
ty finding. Ms. Wolfe then handed
him the owner's manual instead of
her registration and insurance.
She agreed to take roadside so-
briety tests, but put her sandals on
side a\ s v\hen she got out of her
vehicle. She failed all the tests and
At the jail, she refused. the uri-
nalysis and invoked her right not
to answer any further questions.
Because of her condition, she
was taken to Fraser Hospital emer-
gency room for medical clearance.
In the other case, Larry Henry,
38, of Glen St. Mary was arrested
April 12 at 9:27 am after a deputy)
saw his car straddling the center
lane headed east on US 910.
He failed all roadside sobriety
tests and was gi, en a breath test at
the jail. The police report did not
say what the results were, but be-
cause he did not have the odor of
alcohol on him, he was asked to
,submit to a urinalysis, which he
did. Those results also were not in-
cluded in the report.
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Mr. Richards said he didn't give
anyone permission to take the ve--
hicle, but the officer noted it
looked suspicious that Mr.
Richards, a white man, was sleep-
ing in an area known for drug ac-
tivity, and where most residents
Mr. Richards then said that Mr.
Hall was his boyfriend and he was
staying there with him. He added
that Mr. Hall had to fight people to
get the vehicle back.
He continued to deny witness
statements, but admitted 'to Deputy
Daugherty that he'd smoked some
The officer's report read: "Up-
on awakening from a drug-in-
duced stupor, [Mr. Richards] real-
ized the inequity of his trade and
initiated a false police report to en-
list help in finding his vehicle...
There was never any evidence of
an auto theft."
Meanwhile, a Glen St. Mary
woman was arrested April 14 fpr
stealing an air conditioner from a
Vicky Brannon, 47, told police
when the\ stopped her car that she
had lived at the home on Cedar
Creek Farms Circle and had been
told b\ the owners to pick up her:
Two men %with her said she'd
asked them to help her get the A.C
unit from her property% and would
pa\ them aftershe'd sold it.
Deputy Thomas Dyal contacted
the owner who. said Ms. Brannon
did not have permission to be on
the property and had no rights to
The unit w as \ alued at $3000.
She was arrested and charged
with grand theft, a felony.
old were also charged with proper-
Responding to a report of shoot-
ing around 1:55 am, Deputy Wil-
liam Starling approached Mr.
Costello, the driver, who told the
officer he pulled off the road so
that one of the others could vomit
because he'd had too much to
drink. He and the others acknowl-
edged shooting the stop sign.
Mr. Furneaux said he owned the
firearms the men were shooting,
including three handguns and a ri-
"It was my stupid mistake," he
told the deputy, before the men
were hauled off to jail. .
to BCHA board
Vincent (Todd) Ferreira was ap-
pointed to the Baker County Hospi-
tal Authority board through Decem-
ber 9, 2009, replacing Jorge Tomas
The office of Governor Jeb Bush
announced the appointment on April
5. Mr. Ferreira, 35, is the owner of a!
funeral home in Macclenny.
Glenn B. McKendree of Cuyler,
the county's assistant school superin-
tendent, was re-appointed for anoth-
er term that will expire, on the same
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A Sanderson man was arrested
April 14 after he pointed a rifle at
a Dish Network repairman whose
vehicle raised dust while driving
past the man's home on his way to
a customer's house.
Larry Davis, 54,,denied the re-
The repairman, James Over-
street, of Jacksonville, said Mr.
Davis came to the home where he
was working around 2:00 pm and
said,"... If you come in front of my
house, like that again, I'll shoot your
tires out and then I'll shoot you."
After completing the job, Mr.
Q\erstreet headed back down Jack
Dugger Road where he saw Mr.
.Davis standing in his yard with a
rifle. He said Mr. Davis pointed at
him and continued to do so until
he drove out of sight.
Deputy VWa\ ne Limbaugh went
into Mr. Davis' home and' found .a
rifle that matched Mr. O\erstreet s
description of the weapon that had
been pointed at him. It \\as full\
loaded with a round in the cham-
Mr. Davis' neighbor confirmed
Mr. O\erstreet's version of events.
but refused to participate further,
saying, "I just don't want to get in-
Mr. Davis was charged with ag-
gras ated assault w ith intent to
commit a felon\. a third-degree
In other cases, file men and a
teen, all from Jacksonville, were
arrested April 11 for discharging a
firearm in public after they admit-
ted to shooting a stop sign on
Deerfield Road at CR 228.
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doctors and is.happily back at
work, although still taking it easy,
as she continues to recover her
"My friend, Sue End, who lives
in Macclenny, is also a breast can-
cer survivor and a big supporter
for breast cancer awareness." says
Ms. Magnone. ,'Sue knew about
the program and made me her
Women involved in the Buddy
Check 12 program become part-
ners and once every month they'
remind each other to perform the
self-examination. If they find any-
thing suspicious they immediately
report it to their doctor.
,"I was lucky," says Ms. Mag-
none. "My cancer %was grade one
which has a good survival rate. I
didn't get nauseated from the
chemo, although it is like having
the worst flu you can imagine. But
A1 \as determined to do it."
Humor and a positive attitude
Unprepared for college?
How- well-prepared is your teen
for college and the %working
world? Most parents believe that
their schools do a good job of
preparing students for college and
careers. But things ma, not be as
good as we think theN are.
In the report "Reality Check
2006: Are Parents and Students
Ready for More Math and Sci-
ence?," the nonprofit group Public
Agenda found that 60 percent of
parentrbeliev-e -herat- afrer high---
school graduation, their children
will have the math and science
skills they'll need to succeed in
college; 61 percent believe their
children will have the skills to suc-,
ceed in the %workplace.
Scores fronm-the ACT college'
entrance exam show that this be-,
lief could be off base. ACT tests
close to half of all of U.S. high
school graduates each year-near-
ly 1.2 million students in the high
school class of 2005. The vast ma-
jority of those students planned to
enter a 4-year college last fall.
* Only 41% were prepared to
earn a "C"' or higher in College ,
Algebra. . : .
* And only 26. were prepared'
to earn a "C" or higher in College
As parents, ,we don't alw% aa s,
have the opportunity to evaluate
the teaching in our schools. WVe're
not often inside the classroom, and
few of us have experience with
many different schools. Your teens
may appear to be learning, but are
they learning the right skills? This
can be hard to know for certain,
but there are a few% things you can
look for to see how sour student's
school stacks up.
How do the test scores from
your school compare to similar
schools? Most school districts
make scores from state ide testing
or other testing a\ ailable to parents
or online. Check out how well
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help her cope with the experience
of,cancer. She doesn't believe; in
brooding oier things that can't be
"So w hat, I lost niy hair," she
says. "Hey, at least I don't have
any bad hair days. And when they
told me I'd lose the breast, I just
said, well go on and take it. I'"e
had it for sixt\-something Nears. I
guess I don't need it anymore."
One thing that is helping Ms.
Magnone recover is her love of
flowers. She is happ) to get back
to planting and tending her yard. ,
She is very fond of a shrub
called "Yesterday, Today and To-
morrow" and has one in full
bloom in her yard along with
amar llis, confederate roses, mar-
igolds and English dogwood.
"I had to let the flowers go for a
while, but now, that I'm feeling
better, the yard is where I'll-be
when I'm not at the restaurant,"
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Disapproves of dinner, strikes mother
A Sanderson man was charged
with battery/domestic violence af-
ter his mother said he hit her and
spit on her because he disapproved
of what she'd served for dinner.
Bobby Kinsey, 21, denied his
mother's allegations, saying she
was angry because he'd drank a
six-pack of beer.
His mother said he had been
drinking and became verbally abu-
Ssive. He was cursing and spitting
at her then began slapping her on
* the arm. When she tried t6 call po-
lice, he grabbed the phone, shoved
her in the back and hit her in the
In another battery case, a 15-
year-old Macclenny boy was ar-
rested April 11 after he punched a
teacher who tried to break up a
fight between him and another stu-
The two bo\s began fighting in
n the Baker County Middle School
cafeteria around 1:50 pm \ hen
Bart Simoneaux repeatedlI told
them to stop. When they didn't, he
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The teacher, however, was a
to get the boys to the front office
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V' character a terrorist
or is he a freedom fighter?
BY BOB GERARD
I admit to a certain bias whenJit
comes to watching movies. I tend
to avoid the ones made from
comic books, or at least go into
them with some skepticism.
Don't get me wrong, I was an
avid comic collector as a kid. It's
just that there have been so many
bad movies made from comics.
So, despite the intriguing trailer,
I went to V For Vendetta prepared
to be under-whelmed.
Wrong! I was overwhelmed.' I
can't say I liked the movie in the
.way I usually like movies. But I
was impressed on every level.
V For Vendetta is based on a
graphic novel, not a comic book.
There are real differences, as any
reader of graphic novels will tell
you. Literally, a graphic novel is a
novel that has been storyboarded.
It deals with adult themes in an
adult way. Road to Perdition and
Sin City are examples of graphic
novels made into films.
It's a perfect melding of styles.
Since a movie is storyboarded for
filming, the work is already done.
The movie maker takes the graph-
ic novel, adapts it and has a shoot-
Boom! What could be easier?
The\ can be very effective as
films. Road to Perdition was a ter-
rific mo\ ie.
So is V. Not a pleasant movie.
Not even an entertaining movie. It
-% as a difficult and troubling mo ie
that tap-danced around a lot of
boundaries that most of us would
V is something of a terrorist,
although he would describe him-
self as a freedom fighter. But then,
so would all terrorists.
The film takes place in London,
about 20 years from now. A
plague and an unsuccessful w ar
have turned the US into a third
world country scrambling for sur-'
Britain a% oided -what happened
to the US by taking Draconian
measures. It elected a Chancellor
(John Hurt), who closed the bor-
der s and imposed Nazi-like con-
trols on the people. They are well
fed and comfortable while the rest
of the world is in chaos. They just
have to avert their eyes from the
tyranny around them.
V is not willing to avert his
eyes. On the anniversary of Guy
Fawkes Day (Guy Fawkes was a
17th Century radical who tried to
blow up the Houses of Parliament,
he explodes a spectacular bomb in
the center of London. In so doing,
he also saves a Evey Hammond
(Natalie Portman), a young wo-
man who is about to be raped by
V again encounters Evey when
he holds the television network
hostage to broadcast a message to
the nation. He tells them to join his
crusade and to look for another
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retiree at NEFSH
BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
Gail Holman, a contract manag-
er at Northeast Florida Hospital,
retired April 6thi after 22 years of
employ ment \with the hospital. She
moved to Baker County from Tal-
lahassee in 1981. ::
Friends, family , and co-workers'
gathered in the hospital's adminis-
tration building conference room
to share refreshments and wish
Ms. Holman good luck.
"I've worked with her for nine
years," said co-\worker Rita Page
as she waited wk ith other employ-
ees for the guest of honor to arrive.,
"She's a w oman %with a big heart."
Other employees described Ms.
Holman as a dedicated family per-
son and someone who was always
there if you needed to talk.
When Ms. Holman arrived she
was greeted with applause and
cheers. Steve, her husband of 31:
years, accompanied her.
Ms. Holman's face showed de-
light and surprise as one-by-one,
co-workers lined up and hugged
her. A highlight for Ms. Holman
was the beautiful reception table
inspired by the lavender and green
colors on her retirement party invi-
tation posted at the hospital.
Platters of home-made ham sal-
ad sandwiches and lots of other
goodies contributed by the em-
ployees lay among candles and
potted hydrangea plants, with pink
and purple blossoms.
Also on the tabck as ain angel;
statue blowing a kiss goodbye and.
' a special bowl shaped like a pair of
hands that bore the inscription -"By
his hands we all are fed" that held
candy-coated chocolates in pastel
shades of green, purple, lavender
There was a large cake decorat-
ed with lavender icing that read
"Enjoy your retirement" and loose
flowers lay .strewn across the
lavender table cloth.,
"This has been the greatest
place to work," said Ms. Holman.
"A person couldn't ask to work at
a better place or with better peo-
Ms. Holman is looking forward
to taking care of her grandchil-
dren, Tyler and Lindze, and spend-
ing more time in Franklin, NC,
where her family owns land.
spectacular bombing a year later
on Guy Fawkes Day.
Throughout the movie we never
have a glimpse at V's face. We're
led to believe that he is an experi-
ment gone wrong. He has tremen-
dous charm, agility and, martial
arts skills, but hides a horribly
burned face (so we're led to be-
lieve). Evey and V form a confus-
ing relationship filled with roman-
tic tension and a quest for justice.
Portman is fabulous as Evey.
I've been a marginal fan of her
. before this movie. I thought she
was awful in the recent Star Wars
Movies, but part of that could have
been the total lack of chemistry
with co-star Hayden Christianson.
Here,. she is gutsy and. com-
pletely unglamorous. in the kind of
role Linda Hamilton played in the
Hugo Weaving as V is charis-
matic and does a good job in a
hard role. It's tough to emote in a
mask that completely covers \our
The real star of this film, how-
ever, is director John NMcTeigue.
It's his debut and a remarkable
one. He cut his teeth as first assis-,
tant director on the Matrix movies
'and Star Wars: Attack of the
*Clones. His artistic % vision is spec-
tacular and the photography and
effects on this movie are second to
An intriguing question in this,
day and age are the mixed emo-
tions an audience gets rooting for
;V. He is, after all, a terrorist
.blowing up public buildings and
holding people hostage.
It's very difficult to separate
fantasy and reality here. When the
final climactic scene arrived, I had
a hard time dealing with it emo-
tionally. I don't think I %as the on-
Probably that would make Mc-
Teigue smile. I wouldn't doubt
that one of his purposes in making
this film is to make the audience
question their reactions to his anti-
hero terrorist/freedom fighter.
It worked .
I recommend this moe ie highly.
but hot as action rilm, escapist
fare. Some people might get that
from it, but scratch the surface and
there are larger issues at work
V For Vendetta is rated R for
violence. I give it 3 out of 4 stars.
Baker County Rotary Club
Friday, April 21
Bent Creek Golf Club
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prizes, drawings and free gifts.
I 2 complimentary players,
Business name on putting
! green and in newspaper.
Business name at the tee
and in newspaper.
Business will receive recog-
nition at the tournament
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BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
The annual FLAGA Iris Society
show and sale held Saturday, April
8th at the Macclenny Woman's
Club proved that there is a definite
art to growing and showing Iris
As they waited for the opening
of the highly anticipated iris show;
patrons browsed the grounds look-
ing for just the right variety of iris
to add to their gardens.
Those desiring to grow the.
lovely flow ers for the first time
were given valuable advice by
Earnest Yearwood and Joe Wat-
son, knowledgeable master gar--
deners from. Millege% ille, Ga., at-
tending the event as judges of the
horticultural division of the show.
The judged show was the high-
light of the morning, featuring en-,
tries in both horticultural growing
and artistic arranging.
In a forum closed to the public,
trained and certified judges are
brought in to decide which single
iris flower specimens and arrange-
ments will receive first and second
place, honorable mentions and the
coveted "Best of Show" award.
Ribbon winners iraditionalh re-
ceive a piece of elegant crystal ap-
propriate to the rank of ribbon
Judges work in teams of three
and use approved American Iris
Society handbook guidelines.
Flowers are judged on a point sys-
tem up to 100, and a grand prize
best of show award must earn a
score of 95 or higher.
Flowers are groomed for entry
just as if they were contestants in a
beauty pageant. According to Wat-
son's wife Janet, also a certified
judge, makeup brushes are often
used to delicately remove dust and
spider webs from the blossoms.
Blossoms must be fresh and ful-
Sly opened at the time of judging.:.
Careful trimming of dried or spot-
led foliage is very important. Even
wiping down the stem and con-
tainer is critical.
The Watsons and Yearwood
agree it is this attention to the little
details of overall presentation that
garners points toward earning a
The highlight of the horticultur-
al show was the magnificent la-
vender-colored Repeating Roman-
tha bearded iris entered by Shirley
Carter of Meadbine, Georgia,
which won the best in show
award. Bearded iris are difficult to
grow in Florida because of the ex-
tremely hot climate.
The Best in Show award of the
artistic division was won by Maria
Holland of Bryceville, Fla.
The theme of the artistic entries
centered around the aftermath of
Hurricane Katrina and other severe
storms. to hit the U.S. in recent
times. Ms. Holland's arrangement
featured fisherman's corks, rope,
Keep nFlrida Beautifu
The Best In Show ward in horticulture ient to Shirley Carter. above, of ,leadbine, Ga
for a beauntid lavender Repeating Romantha iris. Marla Holland of Brntceeille was ithe
winner of Best In Shon for ithe artistic design ditvsion. Phc.io h, K, lle L nnig.a n
dried lea\ es. horsetail plant and artistic division judges and earned
three salmon-colored Louisiana high percentage points for height.
iris blooms. rhythm, presentation, balance of
The winning arrangement was open space, use of color, and over-
described as -'excifing" by the all interpretation of theme. .
Eighth graders stage an
egg'cellen t experiment
Object: to land them undamaged
BY KELLEY LANNIGAN.
It was an unusual sight at Baker
.County Middle School.
Raw eggs were being thrown
and no one was getting in trouble
One might expect the students
to be behind such a prank, but ac-
tually, it was the eighth grade sci-
ence teachers sending the eggs to
their final destination on the ce-
Science teachers Angela Rho-
den, Lynn Tanner and Jennifer
Richardson conducted an "Egg
Drop Experiment" from the roof
of the science classroom as part of
an assignment for their science
Working in teams of two and
three, students became mock engi-
neers for NASA and were given
the task of designing and con-
structing a mini-space module ca-
pable of entering the atmosphere
and landing with raw egg payload
"We gave them total creative
freedom in their designs and the
imaginations these students have
are amazing," said Ms. Rhoden,
who got the idea for the experi-
ment from similar projects she
studied on the Internet.
The students used materials
such as bubble wrap, memory
foam, foam cartons and plastic soft
drink bottles to build the cgniain-
ersthat housed the raw eggs.
Each team placed its specially
designed objects in cardboard box-
es, which were hauled up to the
roof of the building% \\here their1
teacher MNis. Tanner as standing
at her post near a satellite dish.
She launched the objects and a
student started a stopwatch to
record how long each one took to
fall the 4.94 meters from the roof
to the cement patio.
The time and speed of each
drop were calculated and quickly
called out by the students.
"That one was 1.3 seconds!"
someone shouted as an insulated
drink bottle landed with a loud
Ms. Rhoden then retrieved and
opened the objects, displaying the
results for all the students to see.
The condition of the eggs were
recorded as either broken, cracked
or intact. The eggs ,that met their.
doom got dumped on' plastic
sheets spread on the ground.
According to Ms. Rhoden, the
students have a great time with the
project. They learn about the steps
of the scientific method and how
to study and apply results in other
Saturday, April 29
Osceola National Forest
Ranger's Office, Olustee
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, April 20, 2006 Page Seven
Eve-y Monday at 8:00 pm
at the Macclenny Church of Christ
5th St. & Min'esota.
Open to all friends and family
members of alcoholics.
NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION
I, Sue M. Cobb, Secretary of State of the
State of Florida, do hereby give notice that a
GENERAL ELECTION will be held in BAK-
ER County, State of Florida, oh the SEVENTH
day of NOVEMBER, A.D., 2006, to fill or re-
tain the following offices:
United States Senator
Representative In Congress: District 4
Governor and Lieutenant Governor
Chief Financial Officer
Commissioner of Agriculture
State Representative: District 12
Supreme Court, Retention of Three Jus-
First District Court of Appeal, Retention of.
Circuit Judge, Eighth Judicial Circuit:
Groups 1,4, 5 and 7
County Court Judge: Group 1
SSchool Board: Districts 2, 3 and 4
County Commissioners: Ditrnio- 2 nd J
Baker Soil and Water Conservation Dis-
trict: Groups 1,2,3,4 and 5
SIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
2LKER COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 05-2005-CA-0194
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
DONNA MCKNIGHT A/K/A
DONNA D. MCKNIGHT, et al,
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgement ;i I'r.-ongage F.:.reci:.ure daied
April 13, 2006, and Eniereja in Case N.:. 05.
2005-CA-0194 of the circuit court of the Eighth
Judicial Circuit in and for Baker County, Florida
wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the
Plainliti ard DONNA MCKNIGHT A/K/A DONNA
D MCKNIGHT. are the Delne.ani I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash at the front
door of the Baker County Courthouse, 339 East
Maccle.r,.y Avenue, Macclenny, Florida, at 11:00
am on ire 17th day of May, 2006, the following
described property as set forth in said Final
Lot 25, Ridge Estates, as recorded in
Plat Book 3, page 14, of the public
records of Baker County, Florida. To-
gether with a 1997 Grand Manor mo-
bile home located thereon as a fixture
and appurtenances thereto.
ID#GAGMTD2253A, Title #72005967
and ID#GAGMTD2253B, Title
A/K/A 8047 Ridge Estates Drive, Glen
St. Mary, FL 32040.
WITNESS MY HAND ano seal of this Court
on April 13th, 2006..
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S By: Jamie Crews
As Deputy Clerk
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Annie Laura Wells Barnes, 77,)
of Orange Park, Fla., died Friday,
April 14, 2006 at Orange Park:
Ms. Wells was bornm in Troy, Al-
abama on August 29, 1928 and
moved to Orange Park from Baton,
Rouge, La. 37 years ago. She is
the daughter of the late Carl Kirk-
land Sr. and Agnes Mable Rich-'
ardson Wells, and was predeceased
by her brother, Carl K. Wells Jr.
Ms. Wells was an administra-
tive assistant, at Riverside Hospital
in Jacksonville and the owner and
operator of Mary Dale Pharmacy
in Baton Rouge. She was also a
member of St. Mary's Episcopal
Church of Fleming Island and of
the pharmaceutical Women's Aux-
iliarN of Baton Rouge. She en-
joyed reading, traveling and danc-
ing. - ,
Surviving family members in-
clude her husband of 58 years,
Glynn Ray Barnes Sr., of Orange
Park; children Phyllis (Richard)
Shelton of Orange Park, and
Glynn Ray (Lynn) Barnes, Jr., of
Middleburg; sister Doris W. (Car-
los) Gallusser of Baton Rouge; six.
grandchildren: Matthew R. Shel-'
ton, Lauren Shelton-Sharpe, Mar-
shall R. Shelton, Whitney W. Shel-
ton, Alexander P. Barnes, Raleigh.
K. Barnes and four great-grand-
The funeral service was held
Tuesday, April 18 at 2:00 pm at.
her church with Father Ken Her-
zog officiating. Interment followed
in Russell Haven of Rest Ceme-
r V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Ser-
vices handled the arrangements.
dies April 15th
Curtis William Dugger. Sr., 83.
died April 15..2006 in Middleburg,
Fla., after an extended illness.
Mr. Dugger was a native of
Macclenny and had resided in
Middleburg for the last 14 years.
He is the son of the late Charlie
and Julia Conner Dugger. Mr.
Dugger was a member of the
Hunter Park Baptist Church in
He is survived by son Curtis W.
Dugger, Jr., Jacksonville; sisters
Lois Howard and Beulah Bell of
Kissimmee, Fla., Anne Adrian of
Kansas City, Mo. and two grand-
The funeral service was con-
ducted Tuesday, April 18,at 11:00
am in the Guerry Funeral Home
chapel with the Reverend J. W.
Binion officiating. Interment fol-
lowed at the North Prong Ceme-
tery. Guerry Funeral Home of
Macclenny handled the arrange-
Easter play Sunday
Faith Bible Church will be hav-
ing an Easter play on Sunday,
April 23 at 6:00 pm at the Sander-
son Senior Building. Everyone ,in-,
First Baptist Church
CR. 229 5., Sanderson FL
Sunday School 10 am
Sun. Morning Worship 11 am
Sun. Evening Worship 6 pm
Wed. Eve. Bible Study 7 pm
Pastor Bob Christmas
Leonard "Randy" Edwargd Ran-
dolph Sr., 68, of Macclennyv died
April 14, 2006.
, He was born October 29, 1937
in Orange, New Jersey and lived
in West Virginia prior to moving to
Macdennt lhree \ears ago. He is
predeceased by his parents Am-
brose Leonard and Dora Eleanor
Brooks Randolph and his aunt,
Mr. Randolph was an Arms vet-
eran and served in the Korean War.
He worked for Wells Fargo for
more than 20 years, was a member
of St Mary's Catholic Church and
the Knights of Columbus Lodge
#11566. He enjoyed fishing, mot-
orcycles and bowling.'
Surviving family members in-
clude children Karen M. Rand-
loph, Lori M. Alston, Dyan T.
'Randolph and Leonard E. Ran-
dolph Jr., all of Plainfield. NJ; sis'-
ter Anne E. Randoloph of Jack-
sonuille; grandchildren Lekea,
Dyjun, Duquan, Dashaun, Lynee,
Jaylen and three great-grandchil-
A funeral Mass was celebrated
at 9:00 am on Wednesday. April 19
at his church with Father Jose
Maniyangat as celebrant. Inter-
ment will be Monday, April 24 in
Graceland Memorial Park in Ke-
nilworth, NJ. A service will also be
held on April 24, 2006 at 11:00 anm
at: Cotton Funeral Home in Or-
Local arrangements were by V.
Todd Ferreira Funeral Services in
funeral April 14
Dreama Lea McCoy, 44, of Mac-
clenny, Fla.,-died at her home on
April 11. 2006. She was born Jan-
uary 17, 1962
and noo ed to
Texas 2 year
ago. She is
by her father.
William Rife . ,
Coy %%as a
member of the Ms. McCoy
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-
Day Saints, enjoyed scrap book-
ing, gardening and interior deco-
Survivors include D. J. McCoy,
her husband of 28 years; mother
Pegg. Rife: children Peggy Staten
(William), Amanda Morrow
(Scot), and Rebecca Conner, all of
Macclenny; brothers William Rife
and Brian Rife (Beverly), also of
Macclenny; sisters Michele Rife of
Macclenny, Sheila Rife of Alaba-
ma and nine grandchildren..
The funeral service was held
Friday, April 14, in the Ferreira,
Chapel with Pastor James Norman
officiating. Arrangements were un-
der the direction of V. Todd Fer-
reira Funeral Services.
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 Jtoming Service 11:00 am
Sunday Night Service 6:00 pm
Wed. Night Service 7:'0 pm
Where Everyone Is Somebody and
Jesus is the Leader
Pastor Rev. Ernie Tenrell
First Baptist Church
GLEN ST. MARY, FLORIDA
Sunday School 9:45 AM * Sunday Morning Worship 11 AM
' Sunday Evening Worship 6 PM
S-1 .Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7 PM
Perry Hays, Associate Pastor
Michael D. Schatz, Associate Pastor
dies April 18th
The funeral service for Calton
Franklin Yarbrough, 74, of Bald-
win was held at 2:00 pm Tuesday,
April 18, 2006 at Grace Baptist
Church in Baldwin. The Rev. De-
wayne Jowers officiated, assisted
by Rev. Lynn Frost. Interment fol-
lowed at Brandy Branch Ceme-
tery, Bryceville, Fla.
Born in 1931 in Moniac, Ga,
Mr. Yarbrough was the son of the
late Benjamin Franklin Yarbrough
arid the former Addie Mae Rauler-
son. He was a life-long resident of
Baldwin, a member of Grace Bap-
tist Church' and retired from the
Fruit Growers Express Railroad.
He was predeceased by his son
Randall Yarbrough Sr.'
He is survived by his wife of 53
years, Ella Mae McGlashan-Yar-
brbugh; children Claudell Yar-
brough (Gail), Ronald Yarbrough
(Dorinda), Carlette Hightower
(Billy), Allan Yarbrough and
Elaine Yarbrough; brother Earl
Yarbrough (Betty); grandchildren
Randall, Jr., Mark, Candice, Ash-
ley, Carl, Heather, Lauren, Cole,
Josh, Jordan and Tammy; great-
grandchildren Catherine, Conner,
Miranda. Tristan. Tegan and Kali.
Serving as pallbearers \%ere Joe
Norris. Clinton Freeman. Ronnie
Freeman, Donnie Cosson, Scott
Newsom and David Mizell. Hon-
orary pallbearers were Doug War-.
ren and Ronnie Gallups.
Arrangements \\ere handled by
Prestwood Funeral Home in Bald-
$4.50 for 15 words
It is with deepest gratitude that
.we send our thanks for, the many
acts of kindness shown to us dur-
ing the loss of our precious baby.
Your prayers, flowers, thoughtful-
ness & generosity are too numer-
ous to even mention. At this time,
we realize that there are still many
wonderful people in this world.
Our prayer is that God will bless
each of you according to His lov-
ing kindness. We love you all.
BILLY AND DONNA CARTER
attention for only
CR 127 N., Sanderson, FL
Sunday School 10:00 am
Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pmc
Wed. Evening Prayer Serv. 7:30 pm
C Pastor: Oral E. Lyons
Jesus: The Way, The Truth and The Life
Sunday School 1110:00 A.M. Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 P.M.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 A.M. Wed. Eve. Worship 7:30 P.M.
Pastor Rev. Shannon Conner
North 6th Street - Macclenny * 259-3500
Exceptional Praise & \ orshIp Apil 31k1.-_W
Warm, Friendl/ Folks ,p,..,
A Sunday\ School Your Children ,il lo, ! .a'n.. ,,,a
Sunday 'a 9:45 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. / \\'cdnicda.i, . 7:1lu p.m.
Independent Pentecostal Church
Seventh St. & Ohio Ave., Macclenny
Sunday Morning Worship,
Sunday Evening Worship
Wednesday Night Service
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Common Ground - Sunday
Common Ground - Wed. (Teens)
God Kids - Sunday
God Kids - Wednesday
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CHURCH OF CHRIST
573 S. 5th St. 259-6059
Sunday Bible Study 9:45 am The Spirit Filling Church"
Fellowship 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Worship Services Sunday School 10 am
\ed Bible Stud-
- ' -/ " :3" pm
. in sisterr M nday P rlae Setu 70 pm
.. Sam F. Kitchin
New Hope fjor the Commnunity Mt. Zion N.C.
Five Churches Road Methodist Church
Hy. 127 * Sanderson, FL
121 North 259-4461
Sunday School 9:45 am. Pastor Bo G
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Wed. Night Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Sunda School 10.00 a
Every SundayNighSenice 7:00 p.m. Sunday Morning Worship 11 00 am
SVidell W Williams -Pastor / Sunday Evening Worship 600 pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 700 pm
Wednesday Worship: 6:15 pm whosoever believeth in him should not
O open Hearts. Open Minds, Open doors. perish, but ha e eve.rastin' tie
93John . Hay, Jr.,Pastor -Jon :13551
Come and magnify the Lord and worship with us
Glen Friendship Tabernacle
Clinton Ave. * Glen St. Mary
SundayWJXR RaScio Sehool:rvi0:0ce Sundy 8:30 am
Sunday Worshp:Morning Worhip Service 10:30 am
Children's Church 11:30 am
SEvangelistic 6:00 pm
Wednesday D Bible S:45udy (Wed.) 7:30 pm
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
PasStor J.C. Lauramore Welcomes All,
I Ill/i ~o
Sunday Murning \\turhip
Sunday\ E nin2 Worship
RM S T N 5 r F B L Y LO
A- M i L C. F M N
110: I am
Wednesday) Bible Studv
i\ M u r,,.| , , , . 1.],,, J I..r all . , ,.i .
S"Loring Church with a Crowing vision of Excellence"
r l ^ .... , l.'- mn h,_i, ,- ,lin.- I nit:r 8 4'4'1,
, Vineyard of Love
PREACHING THE GOSPEL OF JESUSSCHRIST
Located at the corner of US 90 and Lulu Rd. in Olustee
Sunday, April 23rd
Service starts at 11:00 am
Dinner on the ground following the.service.
Singing by David & Sherri
Everyone invited to come worship with us
I a �7
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Miss Teen Macdenny pageant winners from April Ist
Winners of the 2006 Miss Teen Macclenny Pageant are from left: Cassie Register, 3rd runner-up and Miss Phwto.g 'c, Krisia Smith. 2nd
place; Bethany Belleville, Miss Teen Macclenny and Miss C.onitriiait'. Kellie Depson, 1st runner-up; Kaylan Long, Sponso'ir ItI nner The.
pageant on April 1 in the auditorium of Baker County -1lhidlle S'c1u.,'l ias sponIoIr.(d by Delta Kappa Gamma Teacher , Sororm' and
raised funds for the organization's scholarship program. e, .n, Bn. , ..
in the Osceola
ShowN sour pride in the Osceola
National Forest by volunteering to
participate in a litter pick-up to
help keep Florida beautiful.
Volunteers need their own
transportation, sturd\ ,ork gloves
and clothing and thick-soled
shoes. Trash bags %%ill be provid-
A pizza lunch \\ill be pro\ ided
and all volunteerss %\ill have a
chance to % in a door prize.
The clean-up starts at S:00 am,
April 29th, at the Osceola National
Forest Ranger's Office in Olustee.
14e publish obitituaries and
photos of loved ones for tree
The Baker County Press
Ongoing 'stop smoking' classes
The Florida Department of
Health and the Smoke-Free Jack-
son\ille Coalition, Inc., in conjunc-
tion %with Baker CountN Health
Department, are offering smoking
cessation classes on an on-going
basis. Instructors for the class are
Robert Woods., supervisor of
health education, and Elizabeth
The sessions begin %when you
sign up. The sessions are once a
%eek for four weeks for a one-
time fee of $30 and will be held at
the Baker Count\ Health Depart-
ment on 4.-80 \. Lowder Street in
For more information call 904-
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, April 20, 2006 Page Nine
LCCC's law enforcement classes expand
By Doug Brown
With the continued population
growth in the five county Lake
City Community College district
that includes Baker, there has been
an increased need for public safety
services and in the demand for:
trained personnel to meet those
In conjunction with local agen-
cies, the Criminal Justice Training
Center's Law Enforcement pro-.
gram is expanding course offer-
ings for these.educational and
.training needs. The program has a
tradition of service to law enforce-
ment agencies in the region. Basic
police recruit and advanced train-
ing opportunities are the core of
the existing program.
In addition to the current part-
time evening classes offered for
police certification training, LCCC
is now offering full-time, day-
schedule basic law enforcement
training. The next daytime basic
law enforcement training is, sched-
uled to start in April. The next,
evening part-time certification pro-
gram is scheduled for May.
Florida statutes require that offi-
cer recruits receive at least 760
hours of training before they are
allowed to take the state certifica-
Beginning in March, the LCCC
basic course will be 800 hours.
Passing the state certification ex-
am enables the successful candi-
date to apply for a position as a
law enforcement officer with any
local, county, or state law enforce-
ment agency in Florida.
Anyone with training needs,
questions, or suggestions, is en-
couraged to call me (Doug Brown)
at (386) 754-4391, or e-mail at
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March 25 vows
Mitchell and Teresa Crawford
of Moniac, Ga. are proud to an-
nounce the marriage of their
daughter Treva to Clete Surrency
of Bryceville. Clete is the son of-
Tommy and Karen Surrency,. also-
Treva and Clete were married
March 25th at the historic Mizell
House in Folkston, GA.. Treva is
the granddaughter of Glenda Chi-
sm.and the late Ben Chism, and
Johnny and Vonceil Crawford, all
of Moniac. ,
Clete is the grandson of Dur-
wood and Geraldine Selph of
Jacksonville and the late J.T. and
Sara Surrency. Clete is employed
by Clay County Fire and Rescue,
and Treva is employed at Veterans
Medical Center, and will graduate,
in May as an RN.
They will reside in Moniac.
Employee of the
Frances Frost, president of the
GFWC Woman's Club of Mac-
clenny, was recently named night
shift and hospital-wide Employee
of the Month at NEFSH. She not
only does a great job as supervisor
II at Oakridge Village, but also,
volunteers her time and services at
the golf tournament and other hos-
Frances makes sure all holidays
are special to the residents, as well
as letting her staff know they are
appreciated for their dedication
and hard work. Frances has shown
dedication, loyalty and pride at
NEFSH for the past 34 years.
for the week of April 24-28
MONDAY: BBQ Ribbetts, scalloped
potatoes, applesauce. roll and milk
TUESD.AY: Turkey ala king, lima
beans, carrots. banana,, % heal bread and
W EDNESDAY: Pepper steak. mashed
potatoes, oriental blend, pineapple, whitee
bread and milk.
THURSDAY: Grilled chicken 'A gra\ ..
augratin potatoes, collard greens, mixed
fruit v.,gelain, wheat bread and rfilk.
. FRIDAY: Beet stew w/vegetables,
creamed corn, siewed applies, cornbread
,Yard of month
SDo you kno0, of an especiallI
beautiful yard or garden that de-
serves recognition (including your
own)? The Garden Club of Baker
County would like to recognize
that garden w ith a special placque
for the front yard. Please submit
your entries to Garden Club, 5949
Shelly Lane, Macclenny 32063, or
The Joe and Sara Re\. i. Ander-
son reunion \ ill be Saturda), April
22 at the Raiford Community Cen-
ter. Doors will open at 10:30 am,
lunch % ill be served at 12:30.
IAll family,& friends are in' ited..
Bring a covered dish and enjoy
lunch and fellowship.
. ,, c."
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel J. Fok ler,
Sr. celebrated their 50th wedding
anniversary with a renewal of mar-
riage vows on April 8.
Their children Sam Fowler and
Ann Riceman of Macclenny,
Jackie Solbach of Aldie, Va, Pam
Eckert of Rochester, NY, and their
families, and their Raiford Road
Church family honored their 50
years of marriage on Sat., April 8,
with a beautiful service and dinner.
The Rowe Barber Thompson
reunion will be held April 30 at
Celebration Park in Glen St. Mary.
All family and friends are cor-
A The following activities are
scheduled in Baker County
schools for the week of April
C 24-28. This listing may be in-
' complete and subject to change
S without notice.-
a *April 24: School Board
mtg, 6:30 pm. BCHS- LCCC
Dual enrollment deadline for
Summer A/C. Majorette try-out
practice, 2:30-4:30. Baseball
A district tournament (H). KIS -
C *April 25: BCHS-Band
Banquet, Aud., 7:00 pm. Art
Show, Media Ctr., 6:00-8:00
1 pm. Club Day. Majorette try-
a out practice, 2:30-4:30 pm.
S.Baseball district tournament
- (H). KIS- 5th grade assembly:
Character Education, 1:00-1:45
A pm. Gates/Portfolio, testing.
f April 26: BCHS- Majorette
try-out practice, 2:30-4:30 pm.
Baseball district tournament
(H). KIS- Gates Portfolio test-
d April 27: BCHS- Baseball
2 district tournament (H).,
3 BCMS- "Straight A's" banquet.
/' KIS- Gates Portfolio testing.
- WES- Familk Reading Night,
"A 4.00-8:00 pm. Media Cir.
B MES- Class pla'. (Mrs. Reniz's
C *April 28:, BCHS- Ma-
,/-) jorette tr3 -out, 3:00, Aud. Base-
ball district tournament (H).
?2 BCMS- Parent visitation day.
KIS- Gates Portfolio testing
*3 -April 29: BCHS- Sa\an-
nah College ot Art & Design
,\ Side\alk An Festi\al. Baseball
district tournament (H I.
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THURSDAY: Donut, warm apple slices
FRIDAY: Pancakes & sausage on a stick
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MONDAY: Buirrito or sliced ham& cheese.
sandwich, choice of two: french fries, creamy
slaw and chilled fruit choice and milk.
TUESDAY: Ham" ma.ic.oni & cheese and
roll, or hamburger w/bun, choice of two: potato
ir,onds. sicjmed gi en pea3 and lcluce & toma-
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%%EDNESDA.%: Hol dog a.tbun or home-
made chicken rcnodle soup w'peanut buller &
tell., sand.'ich., ch.oci o rv. o french tires, fresh
,egeiablts and chilled frul choice and milk
THURSDAY: Roasil urkey 'cranperry
sauce or beef :iuggesis, choice .:f r-o ...eel pl.-
tatoes, tised s]lad ., dre sing and trrsh truil
choice, roll and milk.
FRIDAY: Chef's choice.
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The Baker County High School
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The reservation deadline is May
1; contact either Trek McCullough
at 838-9116 or Patty Sands at 259-
8007 for more details.
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--. . .
Jessi Nunn rips a foul down the third base line against Fernandina Beach. She singled on the next pitch on her way to a 3-3 night
Top left, centerfielder Kassie Crews chases down a gap shot. Top right, Tiffany Smith uncorks a fastball
Lady Cats win on Senior Night;
lose in first round of districts
BY MICHAEL RINKER
The Lady Wildcats ended a down season with a 7-0
loss to Suwannee County Tuesday in the first round of
their.4ise ciLtournament in Starkc.. - - -
"We didn't go there to play; we didn't play with
heart," said coach Cheryl Nunn, who commented that
it's hard to keep young girls focused when they have
to play during spring break.
Although Baker County schools are on break, the
tournament dates are set by the Florida High School
,The Cats .finished with a 4-18 record, their worst
One of those wins came against Suwannee County
March 3 in Li\ e Oak, although the Bulldogs avenged
the loss a couple of weeks later at Baker High.
In Tuesday's game against the Dogs, the Cats had
more errors (4) than hits (2). Freshman pitcher Tiffany
Smith wasn't sharp, surrendering 11 hits and seven
runs, five of which were earned, in five innings of
work. She struck out just two, but didn't walk any.
Tiffany Norman mopped up with a perfect inning of
Brittany Gray's sixth inning double and Caitlin
Griffis' fifth inning single were the only hits. ,
Suwannee was up just 1-0 when the Cats threat-
ened in the top of the third. They had two runners on
X\ ith one out and the bases loaded with two outs, but.
couldn't pick up a clutch hit.
The Bulldogs then scored two in the fourth and
four in the fifth to put the game away.
In their last game of the regular season, however,
the Cats came through on Senior Night April 13 to de-
feat Fernandina Beach 7-4.
The win enabled them to avoid going winless at
home for the season.
Kassie Crews, one of three seniors on the team, had
a single, double and triple /in four at bats versus Fer-
nandina, driving in two runs and scoring two.
The other two seniors also contributed. Shannon
Nickles drove in a run, while catcher Brittany Hall
walked, singled and threw out a runner trying to steal
Underclassmen Gray and Jessi Nunn did their best
to make their elder teammates' last home game a
Nunn shook off a hard foul off her foot in her first
at bat to go three for three at the plate. She also drove
in a pair of runs, scored one and stole a base.
Gray had two hits and scored a pair of runs.
Smith pitched a gritty game, giving up ten hits but
allowing only iwo unearned runs in seven innings.
The Cats' defense, a liability all season, committed
just two errors. The first was harmless, but the second
one came with two outs in the
seventh and opened the door to a
potential game-tying rally.
The Pirates followed with
three straight hits and had the ty-
ing run at the plate before Smith
induced a game-ending grounder.
Fernandina opened the game
with a run in the first, .but ran
themselves out of the opportunity
for more when a baserunner left
early and was called out to end
Britana Hall 1 the inning.
The Cats responded with a
pair of two-out runs in the bot-
tom of the first.
Gray singled then scored on
Crews' triple. Nunn followed
., with an RBI single.
The Cats had a hit in every in-
ning except the second, although
, they had a baserunner in that in-
Kassie Crews ning on Hall's walk.
Neither team was able to score
i&' until the fifth when the Cats
broke through for three.
" ' Gray singled with one out,
then scored on Crews' double.
S Nunn followed with an RBI sin-
S, .. gle, then stole second, advanced
-. to third on a wild pitch and
Shannon Nickles scored on Nickles' ground out.
In the bottom of the sixth,
Hall singled 'and was replaced by pinch runner
Heather High, who moved to second on Brittany Hin-
son's sacrifice and scored on Brittany Hansen's single.
Hansen later scored on an error.
That was more than enough of a cushion to absorb
the Pirates' three-run seventh.
Cats gathering momentum
heading into district playoffs
BY MICHAEL RINKER
In a memorable game on Se-
nior Night, the Wildcats came
back from six runs down to defeat
Columbia County April 17 at the
Baker High field.
Seniors played a big role in the
7-6 victory, with pitcher Dustin
Combs picking up the wini and
Matt Wilson the save.'
Combs. Wilson and J.D. Milton
also provided much of the offense,
although junior Kelly Davis got
the big hit, a two-run homer in the
bottom of the sixth to put the Cats
The team has nine seniors list-
ed on its roster.
Columbia scored all six of its
runs in the first off starter Jared
Carter and reliever Jacob Duncan.
The win avenged an early sea-
son loss to the Tigers and bumped
the Cats' record to 16-9 with one
game to play before the district
tournament begins next week.
Last year's team won just nine
"I can't say enough about this
year's senior class,", coach John
Staples said in a written statement.
"They bought into the hard work
and dedication needed to survive
in this program from the very
start, and it's proven to have been
a worthwhile endeavor for them.
Sixteen wins at this point for a
group that never won over 11 in a
season before is truly an amazing
feat for these guys."I
Staples is in the first year of his
second stint at the helm of Baker
The Columbia game was one of
two wins last week for the Cats.
On April 13 they traveled to
Lake Butler to defeat the. Tigers
for the third time this year, includ-
ing the preseason Union County
Early season sensation Bobby
Dugard, who may have hit the
freshman wall, was ineffective on
the mound, but sophomore Jacob
Duncan had his back, pitching five
strong innings of relief to pick up
the win. Another soph, Ridge
Sweat earned his third save of the
The Cats again got strong hit-
ting from Wilson, Davis and
Their final regular season game
is April 20 at Hamilton County.
They open the district tourna-
ment April 24 against Ridgeview,
who they defeated both times they
played this season.
The winner plays Suwannee'
County in the semifinals April 26.
The Cats were 0-2 against the
The championship game is the
"We want to go to Hamilton on
Thursday and close out the regualr
season with 17 wins and then get
on a roll in the district playoffs
like we used to do with the boys
in the late'90s," Staples said.
Tennis teams show well in districts
BY BOB GERARD
The Baker High Wildcats' ten-
nis teams sent four players to the
singles quarterfinals and three
doubles teams to the quarterfinals
at the District 3-2A tournament
held April 17. and 18 at The Bolles
About half, however, lost to
players from Bolles, a perennial
power in tennis. The rest lost to
other private schools from Jack-
\Wilde'jt Daniel Wilbanks vas-.-
the lone boys' singles'player to ad-
vance to the quarterfinals. He de-
feated his Raines opponent in a
three-set thriller that lasted almost
Daniel Wilbanks beat
his Raines opponent in
a three-set thriller that
lasted almost 3 hours.
Wilbanks won the first set but
lost the second in a tiebreaker. He
came back to win the third set to
advance to the quarterfinals,
where,.helos,t,t,,a pla er from
Shae Raulerson defeated his
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counterpart from West Nassau in
t\o sets, but fell to Stanton Prep.
In girls' singles, Alex Gotay
won against Ribault. before losing
to Stanton Prep.- Bethany
Belleville won against Raines but
lost to a player from Bo 11 e s.
Dylan Gerard and Randall
Vonk defeated the doubles team
from West Nassau in a three-set
marathon, but also were eliminat-
ed by the Bolles Bulldogs.
Wilbanks and Le%% Bo\ette
beat Ribault in number two dou-
bles then lost to Bishop Kenny.
i Belleville and Whitne .John.,-
son defeated Raines in doubles
but then lost to, \\ ho else. Bolles.
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We encourage all members to
come b. the YMNICA April 14. \%e
will provide all members \with
refreshments in the lobby. Stop in,
work out, have some refreshments,
and be APPRECIATED!
New Group Excercise
Can't make some of the classes
you would like? The YMCA has
added some classes for members
just like you. A new Kickboxing
class will be taught on Mondays
from 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm This is a
fun-filled, energetic class that will
whip .ou into shape. Kickboxing
is also offered Fridays from 10:00
am - 10:45 am. Killer Calisthenics
is being offered Mondays,
Wednesday and Friday s from
6:30 am - 7:15 am for all early-
YMCA Boot Camp
Registration has begun for the
next session of Boot Camp. Fees
apply if you're a graduate of The
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)ou will receive $5 off. The nemt
session begins April 24.
YMCA Focus Group
Want to get in on the new growth
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The YMCA offers financial aid
scholarships for families, adults.
teens, and youth to be able to
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For more information,
call the YMCA at 259-0898.
The Baker County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual golf tournament May 5 at Panther Creek in Jack-
The $55 entry fee covers greens fees, cart, buffet lunch, gifts and prizes. The Chamber is also selling corporate
and hold sponsorships. Call 259.6433.for details.
The field will be limited to the first 72 to register. The rain date is May 19.
Boys baseball at Hamilton County, 5 pm
Track regionals at The Bolles School, 1pm
Boys baseball district tournament
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, April 20, 2006 Page Twelve
Nursing and Rehab
BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
If you visit the Macclenny
Nursing and Rehab Center, you
might be surprised to find out that
one of the permanent residents is a
Comet, a small, white pomeran-
ian mix, is an integral part of the
day-to-day routine of residents and
staff at the center. She lives with
permanent resident Pam Shadd,
who shares her living quarters.
with the adored canine and sees to
her basic needs of food,: water, a
cozy: bed and all the affection a.
dog could possible dream of re-
"I call Comet my angel, be-
cause J really believe God sent this
dog to be with us," says Ms.
Shadd, who has been at the center
for two years.
Rebecca Methan\. the center's
.administrator, recalls the first time
she saw the little \\ white dog.
"Comet lived across the road
from the center behind the Mor-
mon church. One day she crossed
that busy highway and showed up
at the door.
"We took her home, but she
kept coming back again and again.
standing at the door wanting to
come in. The fourth time it hap-
pened, her owner just decided to
let her stay and that %\ as that."
"Everyone just loves her," sa\is
Ms. Shadd as Comet jumps up and
lick's her face. "And she know s
I'm her momma. If I have to go
out for several hours to a doctor's
appointment, Comet sits by the
front doors of the lobby until I re-
Throughout a typical day at the
center, Comet enjoys slopping by.
the nurses station for biscuits,
pla\ ing with her large toy collec-
Cnie tIh dog sits between resident Pam Shadd (left) and Rebecca Mather,. itunwuirrator of
Macclenny Nursing and Rehab Center Photo by Kelley Lannigan
tion and taking pleasant naps on a
favorite chair. The dog is confined
to her crate during the residents'
scheduled mealtimes but she toler-
ates these brief confinements with
Comet happil\' interacts with
the long and short term residents,
and the many family members that
come to visit. The dog lo es chil-
dren and functions as an ice break-
er for kids cominL to the center tor
the first time. Comet puts them to-
tally at ease, according:to Admin-
"A nursing and rehab center can
be an intimidating place for small
children at first," she says. "When
they s;ee that a grandparent or rela-
tive is sta:ine in a nice, friendly\
Touted for "The Sweetest
Stra\\ berries This Side of Heav-
en." Starke takes pride and cele-
brates annually with a siinaturc
fe ti'- al.
It will be held this year on Sat-
urday, April 22 from 9 am-9 pm
and Sunday from 9 am-5 pm.
SThere will be over 100 art and
craft vendors, a variety of deli-
cious foods, children's activities,
and live entertainment on stage
both days. On Sundj,, a car show
will be held from 10 am-2 pm.
place where there is a fun, lo% able
dog, it gives a welcoming impres-
sion, just like visiting someone's
home would. We strive for that."
The center has an open door
policy regarding pets. They are
welcome to, visit their owners and
are often brought to the center by.
friends and family members.
From time to time, if a resident is
capable of caring for it, a pet is al-
lot ed to live at the center with its
-\Ve't\e had cats anu dogs and
fish and hamsters." notes Ms.
Methin\. '"Ps chologically, it's
very beneficial for a resident to
maintain that los ing link to a cher-
ished family\ pet. We hate one dog
\\ho is brought ,er\ day from
home to isil his master."
Coniet is so highl\ thought of
that she is always, included in par-
ties during holidays and special
If the center hosts. a Hawaiian
theme dinner, for instance, you can
bet that Comet w ill be right in the
middle of things, wearing a flower
lai around her neck. She gets her
own birthda\ part\ too, with a
cake and ice cream. balloons and a
paper ht which she wears \ illing-
"She is just so special," says
Ms. Shadd. "I can't imagine life
without her now."
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The Baker County Press Apr
Buying in a down market
By Jared Wilkerson
People thinking of buying
or selling property in the
near future are starting to
get a little
watching Jared Wilkerson, Realtor
hour news channels and
reading the business pa-
pers. I'm starting to see an
awful lot of reports regard-
ing the imminent bursting of
the nation's real estate bub-
I don't really think we'll
see any drastic changes
here in the Northeast Flori-
da area any time soon,
thanks to our booming econ-
omy and no signs of slowing
in the influx of folks from all
over choosing to settle, here.
The rising interest rates
on long-term home loans
will almost certainly slow-
down some of the growth
rate for market values. How-
ever, on the whole, real es-
tate should continue to be
one of the more sound av-
enues of investment for
some time to come.
Just because I said that,
I'm not under any illusions
that people will just take my
word for it and no longer be.
apprehensive about the fu-
ture values of their homes.
So, let's take a look at
the issue in this way: sup-
pose the market starts lean-
ing downward. Suppose
home values drop 10% over
the next year. That is a rela-
tively large number. In fact,
it pretty much wipes out
over half of the equity that
the majority of homeowners
in our area gained last year
by their properties simply
sitting there and appreciat-
According to a National
Association of Realtors
study on the habits of home-
owners, people who sell
their homes in order to
move up in scale generally
purchase a home that costs
50% more than the home in
which they currently live.
Therefore, people living in a
$200,000 home that is
starting to feel a bit
cramped are looking to buy
a home that is priced at
somewhere around $300,-
Let's keep working with
these same numbers.
If the market should drop
that 10% before the home-
owners are able to move,
their home would then be
They've just missed out
on $20,000 that could have
gone toward the purchase
of their next home. On the
other side of the equation,
that $300,000 home they
had wanted to purchase is
in the same region as their
current home. They're mov-
ing up, not away.
So now what has hap-
pened to that more expen-
Well, it dropped 10% in
value as well. After all, it is
in the same market that low-
ered the value of their cur-
properties is just another
slice of the buying and sell-
ing for profit pie.
The same rules for that
pie still apply even when the
cost of the goods being
moved goes down. A wise
investor in any field can tes-
rent home. It's now on the tify to the fact that it's not
market for $270,000.
Reconciling the differ-
ences in the $30,000 drop
of the larger home with the
$20,000 drop of the current
home, we see that the
homeowners planning to
move up have just saved
themselves $10,000 by buy-
ing up in a down market.
Keep in mind that this
hidden real estate gem
doesn't really translate so
well into the realm of flip-
ping properties in order to
make a profit. If you're
thinking of buying invest-
ment properties sometime
soon, don't worry too much
about it, though. Flipping
when you sell something
that you make your money. ,
You actually make your,
money at the time you buy
what you intehd to sell later.
A down real estate market
is an investor's dream, For
a good investor, hearing that
property values have tanked
in an area is something akin
to the sound of a bank vault
cracking open and the bank
manager making an an-
nouncement that anyone
who's interested to just
come and get it.
The properties investors
are holding at the time of
the drop may take a hit, but
the opportunities to grab
'some others at reduced
prices and then just be pa-
tient while the market gets
back on its feet will more
than make up for any losses
in time or revenue on the
A word of caution: One
thing real estate investors
. should watch out for when
the market seems to be
turning downward is balloon
payments that are due with-
in the next year or two.
These methods of cre-
ative financing are great
,.,ways to add a little extra
oomph to the leveraging of
your own money when the
,market is climbing and the
intention is to sell the prop-
erty in a short time after
renovations are complete.
Maybe the property has
been rented for a year or so
to offset tax obligations - a
little too complicated a sce-
nario for me to get into with
(See Page 2)
By Jared Wilkerson
Once a homeowner has
decided to sell a property,
there are many choices af-
fecting the sale that the
owner will now have to
All of these decisions are
important in their own way,
but perhaps the most im-
portant of them is deciding
on a price. After all, if the
home doesn't sell because
of a poorly chosen asking
price, none of the Other de-
cisions will then be of any
Regardless of a seller's
true motivations for moving,
they often make the all too
common mistake of expect-
ing to get more money for
their homes than what they
are actually worth
As a real estate agent, I
often hear sellers' explana-
tions regarding why their
home is better than those
of their neighbors' and
therefore why they should
be able to expect to get
more money than previous
sales in their area. Some-
times it is true that certain
homes have more to offer
than many of those sur-
rounding them. However,
considering that the three
most important factors to
pricing a home are (in order
of relevance) location, size
(See Page 3)
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, April 20, 2006 Section B - Page Two
(From Page 1)
this article, but if an' in-
vestor is doing it, they know
Keep in mind that paying
interest only in a balloon
payment plan will leave the
mortgager (owner) in quite
a fix if they can't even get
as much as they've paid for
a property out of it when
it's time to pay off that bal-
Therefore, homes in this
category of the real estate
investment portfolio will
probably have to go; even if
that means selling just to
break even or maybe at a
slight loss. It's better to
lose a little bit of money
than all of your 'credit. Hav-
ing good credit and being
able to be financed is an in-
vestor's bread and butter.
Other than that, a market
downturn can be a good
thing for folks in real es-
So, next time you're
watching TV and some mar-
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shows a glum face to the
anchor while speaking
about the grim futures of
the real estate market, just:
smile, look up your favorite
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, April 20, 2006 Section B - Page Three
Pricing your home to sell
(From Page 1)
and amenities, sellers must
realize that the houses that
surround their own have
much more to do with the
value of their home than
simply comparing the attrib-
utes of the properties and
then trying to figure out how
much the amenities should
add to the property's value.
There are two sure-fire
% ways to determine a good
asking price for a home.
First, sellers can contact a
real estate agent and ask
them to put together a Com-
parative Market Analysis
(CMA) which will show the
area's recent sales, other
competing homes on the
market, and homes that
have expired due to over-
If they want to avoid the
involvement of an agent,,
sellers can also go ahead
and front the money to have
a professional appraisal con-
ducted on the property.
Most appraisals are not
very expensive and when
considering the money it will
cost in time and mortgage
payments while the home
sits on the -market, not sell-
ing due to over-pricing, the
appraisal will' be well worth
Everyone wants to get the
most amount of money pos-
sible for their home, but sell-
ers must decide what is
most important.to them -
trying to hold out for more
money than their home is re-
ally worth, or getting on with
the move in order to accom-
plish the goals that urged
them to relocate in the first
Over-pricing a home has
many of which occur simulta-
neously, making the suc-
cessful sale of the property
First of all, most buyers in
the market today will need to
arrange for financing in order
to purchase their next home.
If a buyer does actually de-
cide to purchase an over-
priced home, the bank will
require an appraisal to make
sure that the home is an ad-
equate form of collateral to
secure the loan.
When the appraisal comes
back low, the bank will not is-
sue the loan and the deal
will subsequently fall apart.
The. sellers then have to
start all over looking for
someone willing to pay more
for the home than what it is
Next, almost all buyers de-
cide the amount of money
they are willing to spend be-
fore beginning to search for
homes. If your price is out of
their range, they'll never
even see it in their search.
Conversely, the buyers
who do fall in the higher
price ranges will probably
come to see the home, but
will be disappointed in the
amount of house being of-
fered for the money. They
won't be making an offer on
it because they've seen oth-
er homes that are priced.cor-
rectly and would rather pur-
The last problem to con-
sider with overpricing is the
fact that most overpriced
homes end up actually sell-
ing for less than they're
By the time the sellers re-
alize the mess they've got-
ten themselves into by not
being able to sell, it is al-..
ready passed the time they
were hoping to move and
they are now practically beg-
ging for anyone to come by
and make a reasonable of-
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electric have been done. Septic and well on property but are not guaranteed to
work. There is a pond on the property and is zoned for livestock. Has chain link
fencing. Reduced! $524,900
Interlachen Lake Access
.22 acre lot in Interlachen with access to beautiful Lake Grandin. Very few of
these lots are left. Most have been purchased by investors. $15,000
Cozy, Comfy &Affordable
Don't miss this 4/2, 2052 sq ft, DWMH on 1.18 of serene, scenic acres. This
home is in immaculate condition, wwc, linoleum wood floors, huge open floor
plan, livingroo '- ' hen with lots of room'
to roam. The b|J U B|1| II ILNl atio that looks out to
beatfullylan - cked pond, nice trees
and even more space to grow. On 06900Priced sell fast and easy! This
piece also has some commercial prospect to it, but you have to see it to appre-
WOWI Can't beat this beauty
Brand new home, 1400 SF, 3/2 on large
city lot in St George, GA. Just completed
with new everything! Nice high vaulted
ceilings, beautiful light fixtures, brand new
stainless steel kitchen appliances, wood cabinets, inside laundry, huge open liv-
ing room with vinyl wood floors. WWC throughout, dose to schools and Florida
border. This home is immaculate and is priced to show once and sell! $137,400
Don't sit and think you're reading wrong...you're not...it just won't be here next
week when you do call. ONLY $137,4000
St. Mary's River Bluff
Gorgeous 4BR/2BA Fleetwood on 2.56
erty. Large open floor plan with vaulted
cathedral ceilings, formal DR & LR
plus a great room. Jacuzzi tub with
separate shower in enormous master
bath. New privacy fencing in a home
that looks & feels brand new. Just north of the FI/GA line in walking distance of
the St. Mary's River. Don't miss all this value for only $129,900.
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, \Warson Redalty Corp. REALTORS
One person to guide you...
an entire team behind you!
I will pay you
your closing costs-
if I can't sell your 'A
home within 30 days
of listing with me.
Just ask to see nv
30 day marketing phlan. Di:9.
SViery Clean 3BR/2BA on .77
acre. This 1995 14x66 sin-
glewide mobile home has been
cleaned. & freshly painted.
Located on a paved road and
ready to move in. Nice area on
Mudlake Rd. Affordable at
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King pillowtop, new with warranty,
$259; can deliver. 904-391-0015.
Luxury queen pillowtop. in plastic,
must sell, $199; 904-398-5200.
Mahogany secretary, beautiful piece,
excellent condition. Southern Charm
Good used appliances, 90 day mon-
ey back guarantee. 266-4717.
Butterfly dining table with 6 chairs,
very ornate, fluted legs, rare; half
round foyer console. All pieces are
mahogany wood. Southern Charm.
Solid wood cherry sleigh bed with
mattress& boxsprings, retail $950,
sacrifice for'$395, can deliver. 904-
Antique breakfront buffet, breakfront
china cabinet, buffet, all mahogany,
can be seen at Southern Charm.
Solid wood coffee table, light col-
ored with glass inserts, $75. 275-
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
canvases, drawing pads and much
more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
Street, 259-3737. .tfc
Bed, beautiful temp-pedic memory
foam mattress & box springs,new in
plastic, with warranty, retail $950,
must sell $379.. Can deliver. 904-
Honda, 7.5, 4 stroke outboard,
$450. 259-9061. 4/20p
At The Franklin Mercantile: Wind-
chimes, metal gliders, silk palms &
antiques. At the railroad crossing in
Glen. 259-6040. 4/20c6
16 ft. camper with kitchen, bath- AKC registered Lab puppies, blacks
room, shower, sleeps 4-5 people, and yellows,$350.00 each. 904-838- Friday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Hwy 125 'j
perfect for any occasion, $1200 OBO 5459. 4/20p , . 9893 Andrews St., Glen St
Call Shelley 259-2499 or 449-1825 Four big beautiful Staffordshire Pit . ' Mary.
cell. 4/20p Bulls, black & white. 259-421i2 leave , C ar.
Sears Craftsman electronic radial message. 4/20-27p A Friday, 8:00 am-?, 7345 Woodlawn
arm saw, 2 blades, plus 1 DADO on Rd. Spring cleaning sale. Lil' bit of
cabinet, $115. 259-8188, 4/20p YARV SALE everything.
Selling dirt & slag. Truck for hire ' Friday, 8:00 am-2:00 pm, 121 N
Friday, 8:00 am-2:00 pm, 121 N..
622-7489 or 259-7452.4/20-5/11p GS, 5 miles on left. Good things.
Epson Stylus color 600 printer, $25.
2592400.4 20tfc . Friday & Saturday, 8:00 am-?, 530
Dune Buggy style go-kart, 8 HP mo- Notice to readers: Fern St., across from golf course.
tor, roll gage, balloon tires, garage. The newspaper often publishes classified Furniture, boy's clothes, adult
kt-t- rino ritd~ rl avr llnt n ndi-nn tioi-inn adveorrisind nn cihiubic. like worlk.-at-homenn,-- , .... ;...
K epi,, ruIs goo U , exceAi.enl i. U IUILII ,
$700 OBO. 259-2994. 4/20p
2000 Honda 750 Ace Shadow,
$3500 OBO. 208-1929. . 4/13-20p
2002 Ford F350 4x4 crew cab,
diesel, excellent condition, fully
loaded, maintenance records, make
offer. z259-8101.. 4,
Dodge truck, runs great, $90
1988 Ford Econoline 150
work van, $1500.00, 259-906
Citroen 2 CV6 Duck, 4 door,
ible, RHD, interior excellent,
cellent, runs/drives great,
mpg, fill-up costs $14, all par
able, Haynes workshop mania
bar, asking $4400. 259-8188
Local retired man will mow your
grass reasonable. 304-0130. 4/13-
Do you have a junk car or truck you
want hauled off or to sell? 259-
Tree trimming removal and clean up.
Licensed and insured. 259-7968.
Now accepting antique furniture on
consignment. Pieces have to be in
good condition. Call Karin at South-
ern Charm 259-4140. 2/13tfc
Local Senior wants summer job
washing cars, by appointment only,
will come to your house, Monday-Fri-
day. Call 904)-226-4873. 4/20p
' Free! Two mobile home frames, each
with double axles, flooring still avail-
able, you move. 259-1851. 4/20p
Dogs: all types from puppies to
adults. Animal Control, $50 boarding
fees will apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc
2 female Ferrets, large 4 level cage,
litter box, $250. 275-4530 4/20p
Over 1800 Sq.Ft.
Full Stucco Large Lot
plus up to $7,000 in closing costs
Total savings$ 17,430
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weight loss products, nealnh prood.cts.
While the newspaper uses reasonable
discretioinin deciding on publication of
such ads, it raKes rno responsDiiit\ as to
the truthfulness of claims. Respondents
should use caution and common sense
before sending any money or making oth-
er commitments based on statements
and or promises: demand specifics in
writing. You can also call the Federal
Trade Commission at 1-877-FTC-HELP to)
find out how to spot fraudulent solicita-
tions. Remember: if it sounds too good ro
be true, it probablyy is. - The Baker County
Retail sales, full-time, no experience
necessary, honest & dependable.
friendly work environment, westside
area. Call Family Carpets at 786-
2000. 3 9tfc
1L-2p Company specializing in erosion con-
0, FL Ti- trol now hiring the following posi-
4 '20p tions: crew leaders, equipment oper-
4.9L, ators, laborers, class A CDL drivers.
61. Valid driver's license is a must. Fax
4/20p resume to 904-275-3292 or call
convert- 275-4960. EOE drug free workplace.
. . 4/20p
Experienced painters needed. Must
have tools. 259-5877. 12 30tfc
Local home health care agency seek-.
ing full time Physical Therapist for lo-
cal and surrounding areas. Call 259-
3111 for details.' 2/24tfc
Ray's Nursery, Inc. - Annie Jo has
two openings for both the cutting &
tagging crew. Apply in person at the
office between 8:30 & 9:00 am,
Monday - Friday. 3 '23tfc
Needed experienced steel erection,
foreman & iron workers, top pay.
A Touch. of Grass Lawn Service'
needs experienced full time licensed
driver. 259-7335. 1' 3/23tfc
Reliable person with transportation
needed for light delivery route, 4-6
hours per week, must be insured &
have valid Florida driver's license,
bondable with a clean work, record.
Send resume & references c/o Box
598, Macclenny, FL 32063. 3/'23tfc
Truss builders needed. A&R Truss.
Saturday 8:00 am-1:00 pm, First Baptist Church on Min-
nesota St. Rummage sale - it's huge!!
Saturday, 8:00 am-?, 733 Fox Run Circle. A variety of
things, wedding accessories, sofa & lots more.
Saturday 8:00 am-?, Woodlawn Rd. behind Fastway Food
Saturday 8:00 am-?, 714 Shortputt Dr. Lots of everything.
Equipment operators with land clear-
ing experience; Allbright Contracting
Local home health care agency seek-
ing full time PRN/RN & Physical Ther-
apist for local and surrounding areas.
Call 259-3111 for details. 2/24tfc
Finish dozer & backhoe operator, 3
yrs. experience, benefits, insurance.
Ma>ville. DFWP. Call 289-7000.
Insteel Wire Products, a manufactur-
er of pre-stressed concrete strand
will be accepting applications for pro-
duction/machine operator positions
for current openings at the Sander-
son Plant on Wednesday, April 19th -
Friday, May 1st, from 9:00 am until
3; pm. Applicants must be 18 years
old, Working hours wilT be 12 hour
shifts. Experienced preferred. Benefit
package includes: health, life, dental,
401K. Interest candidates must ap-
p.'iTrf nersori. Insteel Wire Products.
Sander'&on Division, One Wiremil
Road, Sanderson. FL 32087. AA,
EOE, Pre-employment Drug Screen.
Avg. $825 - Dedicated Re$1025/wk
Jacksonville, FL Terminal
Pier 6 Seafood now accepting appli-
cations for all positions. 259-6123.
Ray's Nursery, Inc. has opening for
irrigation personnel. Apply in person
at the office between 8:30-9:00 am,
Monday -Friday. 3 30tfc
Excellent opportunity in the graphic
arts field right here in Macclenny at
Baker County's award-winning, pre-
mier newspaper; must have above
average verbal, writing & people
skills, experience helpful & personal,
references a must. Send resume to
The Baker County Press. P.O. Box
598, Macclenny, FI 32063., 4/6tfc
Calendar's Deli, Pizzeria & Coffee
House looking for waitresses. Set
schedules. $6.40 per hour plus tips,
employee discounts on food & the
best work atmosphere in Macclenny.
Apply in person or call 259 5040.
--Part time with full time paLentemial.
Looking for motivated, qualified per-
son in Baker and surrounding coun-
ties. Experience in sales helpful. Re-
ply with resume and references to
P.O. Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063.
Party chief/layout, 2 years experi-
ence, benefits, clean MVR, insur-
ance, Maxville. DFWP. -289-7000.
Mechanics. Great pay & benefits
package @ Centurion Auto Transport.
Full-time evenings or 3rd shift. Experi-
ence in truck, trailer & minor welding.
Apply Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-4:00
pm, 5912 New Kings Rd., Jack-
sonville. 800-889-8139. 4/13-30p
Local $575 - $675 - Home Every Night
OTR $650-$800+ - Home 1-2 Nights Plus Weekends
Health/Life Insurance Available * Paid Vacation
401K * Weekly Bonus * $500 Quarterly Safety/Performance Bonus
DOT Inspection Bonus * Driver Referral Bonus
A GOOD COMPANY FOR GOOD DRIVERS!!
I,. .. .
Directions:- 1-10 West, to first Macclenny exit (Exit 336 Hwy 228
right.) Go approximately 2.5 miles to Sands Pointe straight ahead.
Subject to change without notice. *Free options package valued at $10,430. Applies to new construction contracts
only and does not apply to spec homes, SEDA preferred lender must be used. Expires April 30 2006.
CGCO020880 Corp. (904) 724-7800
Dental Assistant needed for Baker
County Health Department, M-F, 8:00
am-4:30 pm. Please apply at Baker
county Health Department by Mon-
day, April 24th @ 4:00 pm. 259-
6291. -4/20 p
Cleaning/maintenance person, part
time 20-25 hrs per week/minimum
wage, Macclenny Moose Lodge. If in-
terested, call 904- 259-6305, be-
tween 9:0 am-1:00 pm; 4/20-27c
Immediate openings for the following
pipelayer, hoe, dozer, loader op., hill-
man, tailman & laborer. Apply in per-
son at Earthworks,11932 N. SR
121, Macclenny, FL 32063. 904-653-
The Baker County Clerk of Courts of-
fice has an opening for an entry level
staff accountant. Responsibilities will
include A/P, A/R, credit card pro-
cessing, data entry, inventory, assist
with monthly G/L entries and finan-
cial statements preparation & project
analysis. Degree required, experi-
ence preferred. Excellent benefits.
Apply in person at the Clerk's office
or mail resume to 339 E. Macclenny
Ave., Macclenny, FL. 32063. 4/20c
Eighth Judicial Circuit, Court Admin-
istration, Administrative Assistant I-
#6331, position located in Starke,
FL. Starting salary - $20,455/annual-
ly, 30 hours/week, closing date:
Wednesday, May 3, 2006. For de-
tailed information, visit our website
at www.circuit8.org. 4/20-27c
Dump truck driver needed, must
have clean driving record, CDL class
B. Call 259-6172. 4/20p
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per is subject to the Fair Housing Act
which makes it illegal to advertise "any
preference, limitation or discrimination
based or race, color, religion, sex, handi-
cap. familiar status or national origin, or
an intention. to make any sucn prefer-
ence. limitation or discrimination." Famril.
ial status includes children under tme age
of 18 living with parents or legal custodi-
ans, pregnant women and people secur-
ing custody of cr.idren under IS.
Tnis newspaper will not knowingly accept
any advertising for real estate which is in
violation of the law. Our readers are here-
by informed that all dwellings advertised
in this newspaper are available on an
equal opportunity basis. To complain of
discrimination, call HUD toll free at 1-800-
669-9777. The toll free telephone number
for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-
City Lot, South Boulevard, Macclen-
ny. Appraised at $19,000; asking
$17,900. Financing available. 759-
Land & home package, 4+ acres
w/beautiful trees for a private estate.
We have a variety of home designs to
choose from or use your own plan.
This won't last long. Call today. 859-
Baker County. 10 acres on St.
Mary's River, 700 ft. on river with
small white sandy beach, secluded,
high & dry, fenced, large oak & pine
trees, picture perfect, beautiful prop-
erty. Only $200,000. 259-7574.
3 BR, 2 BA home with 2 car garage
in Macclenny, attic storage, side-by-
side refrigerator, dishwasher, smooth
top stove, 10x16 shed on '/2 acre,
good neighborhood, close to 1-10 &
shopping, $159,900. 259-9151.
FSBO. 3 acres, well & septic on Or-
brey Rhoden Road, $69,000. 259-
4 BR, 2 BA full brick home with ap-
proximately 2200 SF in Macclenny
with fireplace, large family room &
master suite, inground pool & double
car garage on huge city lot,
$235,000. Call 859-3026. 4/20tfc
1/2 acre in Glen, no mobile homes,
$39,900. 904-525-8630. 4/20tfc
3 BR, 2 BA, 1703 SF on large city
lot, privacy fence, screened patio,
$168,000. 259-1317 leave mes-
3 BR, I BA home in Sanderson, full
brick on / 2 acre lot, open floor plan,
carport, new roof, ceramic tile & A/C,
$139,000. Call 859-3026 for ap-
3 BR, 2 BA doublewide, references
required, no pets, no smoking, city
water & sewer, $800,.'month, $500
deposit. 259-2686 or 631-8831.
New 3 BR, 2 BA brick home with
bonus room, 2 car garage on beauti-
ful 5 acres in south Sanderson, no
smoking or pets, $1500 'month plus
deposit and last month's rent. 859-
3 BR 2 BA home, with porches, nice
country place , $750/month, $700
deposit. 904)-334-4100. 4/20p
2 BR, 1 BA apartment in Macclenny,
great neighborhood, no smoking or
pets. $525/month plus deposit and
last months rent. Call 859-3026 for
New home, 3 BR, 2 BA, 1625 SF, 2
car garage, screen porch, irrigation &
alarr'n system $1295/month plus se-
curity deposit. 352-867-3981.
3 BR, 2 BA doublewide on private; lot
located at 715 Eagle Dr.
$650/month, 1st and last month's
rent plus $650 security deposit re-
quired to move in. No pets allowed!
Mobile homes, 2 and 3 BR, A/C, no
pets, $500-$550 plus deposit. 904-
860-4604,or 259-6156. 3/17tfc
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* New Opportunities!
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HazNMat Endorsement & Flatbed
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For prescreening or directions, or if
unable to attend, please call uts at
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The Baker County Press April 20, 2006 Section B - Page Five
WHrIEHEAD BROS, INCJLAKE CITY LOGISTICS. INC
SOiesMMes.M OTR DRIVERS NEEDED
.., . - Go through Home several times most weeks
Home most weekends. Personalized dispatching
that comes from only dispatching 25 trucks at
Sour location here in Starke. Vacation pay, Safety
SBonus up to $1,200 per year. Driver of the fear
- .. bonus, and driver recruitment bonuses. Blue
' .|'" � Cross Blue Shield medical and dental insurance.
. . ' Need 2 years of experience and a decent driving
S"' CALL JIM OR DEBBIE LAWRENCE AT
904-368-0777 or 1-888-919-8898
3 Years Exp., Benefits, Insurance
Interior * exterior
Reside nial * commercial
Fully insured * Locally owned
S25 yeai experience
Tree len,,% a]l * Light hauling
S Srump remo% .d
NWe haul or buy junk cars and trucks
We sell horses
Licensed * Insured
S.. 24 hour sert ice
. Call Danny
Jesus is the Onrd \Va\
BUG OUT SERVICE
Residential and Commercial,
Lawn and Shrub care
Damage repair guarantees
Free estimates - Call today!
Bush hog mowing
Construction site clean-up
Licensed & Insured
Dirt * Slag
622-7489 or 259-7452
Complete site & underground
We sell dirt & slag
Hourly rate available on:
grader, dozer & trackhoe work
Mitch Canaday, Jr.
Design / Build
Your plans or our plans
- Bentley Rhoden -
Home repairs * Remodeling
s We will make you a
Breakdown ~ Set up
Garbage pickup for Baker County COR
Roll off Dumpsters
259-5692 , I
Kent Kirkland, Owner/Operator
ensed & Insured
Call Stephen at
Sepdic tank repairs
All types of pest control
Call Eston, Shannon, Bry
Bill or Philip
Beverly Monds - Owne
Mowing ~ Edging ~ Trin
Privacy - Chain link ~ Boa
CUSTOM AIR, INC.
Commercial * Residential
New construction * Service
Sand ~ Field dirt ~ Slag hauled
VN - CUSTOM BUILDER
TION Build on your lot or ours
Your plans or ours
Model home in Copper Creek
d fence 4/6tfc
We build in-ground pools
We sell and install
DOUGHBOY above-ground pools
Service * Renovations * Cleaning
Repairs * Chemicals * Parts
698-E West Macclenny Ave.
(next to Raynor's Pharmacy)
Spring & Summer hours:
Monday - Friday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
4/20-27p Heating* Air * Electrical service
EE Licensed and Insured
Lic. #RA13067194 4/21tfc
4/13-20p Complete lawn care
kLL Dependable, reliable, experienced K
ON Free estimates
FISH'S WELDING &
�p Tires * Rims * Exhaust
Buckshot * Goodyear * Michelin
Nitto * BOSS * Eagle * MSR
Custom exhaust - Flowmaster
Call today for the best price!
Security * Home Theater
Sales * Service * Installation
15 years experience * Licensed
866-7998 or 259-8013
Solid wood cabinetry
Modulars -Custom work
KITCHENS & BATHS
BAKER LAWN SERVICE
Mowing * Trimming
Edging * Hedging
Have home inspected before you buy
NHC and NHIA Certified
Serving North Florida and
Water conditioning purification
New septic systems
Drain field repairs
We're your water experts
Celebrating our 29th year in business
Credit .cards gladly accepted
Fully licensed & insured
Florida & Georgia
JIMMY MARTIN WELL
DRILLING & PUMP
So many options!
See our catalogs at
The Office Mart
110 South 5th Street
A & R TRUSS
Engineered trusses for your new
Home - Barn - Shed - Etc.
BIG FOOT SATELLITE
DirecTV & Dish Network
Starting at $19.99/month
* Air conditioners * Heat pumps *
* Major appliances *
24 hour, 7 day emergency service!
Call Vince Famesi, Owner-Operator
New construction * Remodels
Licensed & Insured
Ft Lic.#RR282811479 3/23-4/20p
Licensed * Insured * Bonded
Transport * Set-up * MH Pads
Screen rooms ~ Patio covers
ANGEL AQUA, INC.
Water softeners - Iron filters
Sales - Rentals - Service
Total water softener supplies
~ Financing available ~
797 S. 6th Street, Macclenny
After-hours computer repair
graphic design and writing
Bush hoe * Dirt work
Land clearing * Tree service,
2" and 4" wells
Lawn mowing - Tractor work
Clean-up ~ Hauling
Bull dozer & backhoe
Commercial - residential
Many references on request
30 years experience
A&R ROOFING, INC.
New roofs * Roof repairs
Hauled & Spread
Custom house plans
to your specifications
tfc Qualified - Good references
THE OFFICE MART
Oils, acrylics, watercolors, canvases,.
drawing pads and much more!
110 South Fifth Street
MATH/SCIENCE ADJUNCT INSTRUCTORS
NEEDED FOR SUMIlER TERMS
* Biology - Selective Saturdays C term
College level Math - Nights and internet for Summer B
Must have master's degree with minimum 18 graduate hours in field.
Contact Paula Cifuentes
(386) 754-4260 or email@example.com
College application and transcripts required.
Application available on the %\eb at: wv~x.lakecitycc.edu
Inquiries: Human Resource Development
Lake Cit) ComniunirN College
149 SE Colege Place
Lake City, FL 32025
LCCC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA/EAIEO College in Education & Emplo\ ment
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The Baker County Press April 20, 2006 Section B - Page Six
3 BR, 2 BA mobile home, no pets,
garbage pickup and water provided,
$600 per month, $600 deposit. 912-
I acre lot for mobile home in Mace-
donia area off Odis Yarborough. Call
Brian at 759-5734 or 259-6735.
New home. 3 BR, 1 BA, tile flooring,
living room, kitchen/dining room
combo, on .50 acre lot in Sanderson.
All electric appliances, $700 security
deposit, $700/month. Please call
259-3343 or 626-8424. 4/13tfc
2 BR, 2 BA condo, ground floor, pool-
side, incredible ocean view. St. Au-
gustine Beach. Call 476-8907 or
Smoky Mountain cabin, trout stream,
,near Cherokee, Gatlinburg & Dolly-
wood, $325 per weeK. 386-752-
Office space in downtown Macclenny,
2 rooms, kitchen & bath. 259-9590.
4/6-27p 1 .III . .. " :
Large commercial office space avail-
able for lease. 859-3026. 3/,2tic
1994, 14x70 singlewide, with room
addition, $8500. Seller will help with
move & re-set. 904-525-8630.
Classified ads must be in by
Monday at .5:00 pm
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS
* Slag * Fill Dirt * Sand * Milling * Clay *
Fish Ponds, Land Clearing,
. ' O . ''
attention for only
at 5:00 pm
2" & 4" Wells
Call Roger or Roger Dale
Family Owned & Operated
Licensed & Insured ,
i ,,'cty for all your lending
and f-inmacial nee&s.
S602 South S
'* : y . Macdeany
, .,.Office 259,- .
L.A UCE CITY
ADJUNCTS FOR NURSING PROGRAMS
SLNMMER A/B 2006
Patient Care Assistant Program: Part time instructor for clinical/lab
200 hours total: between 5/19 -7/14. Must have FL RN license and 2
years recent experience in acute or long term care. (1 position)
Practical Nursing Program: Clinical instructor three days per week
between 5/16-7/29. Must hate FL RN license and 2 years recent experi-
ence in acute or long term care. BSN and teaching experience preferred.
Practical Nursing Program: Clinical instructor one day per week
between 5/16-7/29. Must have FL RN license and 2 years recent experi-
ence in acute or long term care. BSN and teaching experience preferred.
(1 Position)" '
Registered Nursing Program - Mental Health Course: Clinical
instructor one day per week (Friday . June 2-June 30 at North East
Florida State Hospital. Must have FL RN license, BSN and 2 years
recent experience in related area. MSN and teaching experience
preferred. (3 Positions)
Body Structure and Function Course PRN 0080: Instructor for
Summer A term (6 weeks) Monday through Thursday 8:30 -10:45
NAM. BEGINS May 16th and ends June 26th. This course
covers the normal human body structure and functions.
SEmphasis on major systems. Lab time included. RN or degree in
related field required. Teaching experience preferred. I I1 Position)
Health Careers CORE HCP 0001: Instructor for Summer Aterm
5/16-6/30. CORE is an introductory course to health occupations
and the health care delivery sN stem. RN or health care experience
with AS, decree required. Class meets Monday through Thursday 8:30 -
11:45 AM. (1 Position).
Registered Nursing Program: Clinical instructor for acute care clinical
rotations 5/8- 6/1. Total 80 hours; flexible dates and times. Sites in Lake
City and Gainesville available. Must have FL RN license, BSN and 2
years recent experience in acute care. MSN and teaching experience pre-
ferred. (3 positions)
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