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BAKER COUNTY PRESS
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GAINESVILLE, FL 32611
them out of regionals
here late Tuesday
Coach of the Year
It was a heck of a week for the Baker
County Wildcat baseball team as it
clinched the District 4A-3 crown with a
shutout against Santa Fe at the local
field on Friday. The win put the Cats in
the regionals, also at BCHS, on Tuesday
evening but they fell to Fernandina
Beach 9-2 in an error-plagued contest.
The Cats earned the right to meet
Santa Fe after shutting down Suwannee
County 1-0 earlier last week and went
into Monday's regionals with a 21-9
record under John Staples, who this
spring returned to coach after a five-
-See sports pages 10-11
BY MICHAEL RINKER
Baker County Commissioners
will meet with state transportation
officials before deciding whether to
seek a variance allowing increased
traffic on Interstate 10, removing
-the last major hurdle to explosive,
Several of the commissioners
appeared to be skeptical of the con-
cept, but agreed to schedule a
workshop at which Department of
Transportation staff will explain the
The variance would change the
current "level of service" (LOS)
from the current B to C, which
would raise the allowable trips per
day from 35,000 to 42,000 or
52,000 (both numbers were men-
The commission held a public
workshop prior to its regular meet-
ing May 2 to gather input from citi-
zens and developers, as well as a
representative from the Florida
Department of Transportation.
Mike Yarborough said he and
the Knabb family have been trying
two years to sell off thousands of
acres east and south of Macclenny.
He added that he has spoken with a
couple of developers in the west
county and another in the middle
who are also looking at large-scale
The added traffic load prohibi-
tion has hindered the Knabb group,
known as LaBeuna Farms, from
inking sale agreements with poten-
tial buyers and developers.
DOT's Leah Gabbe said that
under LOS B, 1-10 cannot handle
the added traffic.
"You don't have the capacity,
now, but a variance opens it up for
-more development," she told the
"If you approve all the develop-
nothing but after
third graders jump
on FCAT scoring
I111lll I II1
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i Year; Vol. 3 Thursday May 4, 2006 Macclenny, Florida 50N
recalls similar one
nearly 6 years ago
Victims had same last name, incident at
same house; no fatalities this time
A Taylor man was released early
this week, charged with aggravated
battery in the shooting of another
man the evening of April 27 during
an argument over excessive speed
on Memory Lane off CR 122.
Bond for James Adam Rewis,
24, was set at %J
$5000 following ""'"
his arrest at the
24, was wounded
twice in the left "
arm just after 6:00
pm by bullets -
fired from Mr.
Rewis' .45 caliber
His injuries .res
were not life- 7
statements by sev- Suspect..
eral witnesses, Mr. Waters ap-
proached a pickup driven by Mr.
Rewis to the home of David Bry-
ant. Moments before, the assailant
confronted Mr. Waters about
excessive speed on Wint Rewis
Road and followed him back to the
The witnesses, all acquaintances
of the victim, disputed claims by
Mr. Rewis that Mr. Waters tapped
him on the arm with a tape-
wrapped stick before the first shot.
They also told police the victim
did not approach the Rewis vehicle
again after the first shot was fired.
One of the witnesses, Glenn
Jewell Jr., 59, shouted to the still-
armed Mr. Rewis not to shoot Mr.
Waters as he lay on the ground
behind the pickup.
The accused complied and re-
turned to the driver side door of
the truck, and at the request of
neighbor Alan Secrest, 40, remov-
ed the clip with 11 bullets re-
maining. then placed the pistol on
the truck hood until police arrived.
Mr. Secrest was summoned to
the scene from a
because he is
Mr. Rewis, and
because his wife
Marilyn, 47. is a
nurse. She admin-
istered first aid to
Mr.- Waters until a
V, rescue unit arrived.
victim was flown
to Shands Jack-
sonville for treat-
ment of the tyo
dam Rewis wounds.
Oddly, the Bryant residence was
the scene of a fatal shooting in
May, 1999. a fact that didn't es-
cape the attention of Chief Chuck
Brannan when he arrived there to
investigate last week.
"When I got out of the car and
looked around and thought, 'Man,
this is the same house.'"
"Other than the fact that no one
died, the only things different this
time were it happened at the back
door instead of the front door, and
the victim had a stick instead of a
gun," observed the investigator.
Six years ago, a victim with the
same last name of Waters was shot
dead in the front of the house by
his step-father after a series of
S The victims are not related.
ment, other roads would need to be
But she also said that, ideally,
residential growth need not dump a
lot of traffic onto the interstate
because commercial and industrial
growth would theoretically create
jobs in Baker Count) and residents
would not have to travel to Jack-
sonville for work.
Mr. Yarborough said, "To grow
properly, it must be planned
growth." He encouraged commis-
sioners to work with developers
and other government officials to
plan for the "restaurants we want,
theaters, industry and jobs."
Part of the process in obtaining a
variance which is an agreement
between the county and DOT is
planning where new roads would
be needed and which existing ones
would require widening.
"You can say, 'A road will be
going through here, so you can't
build a hotel there,'" Ms. Gabbe
said. Such planning can save
money because buying developed
land for road expansion is prohibi-
She said plans can be codified in
the county's Comprehensive Plan
and a "vision" plan that looks
ahead 10 or 20 %ears.
Commission Chairman Alex
Robinson acknowledged the role a
variance could play in growth, but
cautioned about the potential costs
to the county, saying, "We need a
plan in place to involve develop-
He and others referred to the
foresight of St. Johns County,
which anticipated growth and now
has a sizable war chest to meet the
demands of growth.
"St. Johns County had the vision
to know the things that %were going
to happen," Mr. Robinson said.
"We know the things that are going
Commissioner Fred Raulerson
School bus crossing fear
nixes subdivision off 121
BY MICHAEL RINKER
Baker County Commissioners put the brakes on a development
planned just north of Macclenny because of safety concerns over chil-
dren waiting for school buses on SR 121, where the speed limit is 60
miles per hour.
The board voted 3-2 Tuesday night to deny a site plan for Creekside
Oaks, a 71-unit subdivision located on the west side of SR 121 about
half a mile north of CR 23B.
Developers must try to find a solution to the school bus problem
before the commission will reconsider the site plan.
Creekside representatives and county planning and zoning director
Cathy Rhoden emphasized that the school board had approved the situ-
She said the school district's policy is not to take school buses into
private gated communities,
In addition, Creekside Oaks has only one entry/exit, which comes
out on SR 121, and there is no room for buses to turn around near the
entrance. The problem is the development owns just the 60-foot-wide
entrance road, while private owners have the property on either side.
In lieu of a pull-off at the entrance, school officials settled for a sign
with flashing lights telling motorists there is a school bus stop ahead.
Commissioner Mark Hartley, a teacher, was incredulous over the sit-
uation and Commissioner Julie Combs said, "I am not going to be to
blame for a child getting run over on 121, especially after what just
happened in Lake Butler."
Based on the school district's multiplier of 1.43 children per home,
Creekside could have about 101.
Creekside had all necessary permits except the Florida Department
of Transportation, which was expected to be granted soon, and had the
approval of not only the school board but the county's Development
Review Committee (DRC).
Representatives of the development said they'd explored every
option and wondered if the commissioners had any suggestions.
Commission chairman Alex Robinson, who voted to approve the
site plan, said, "The board is unsatisfied with the decisions the DRC
made... go back to the DRC, invite the school board, go back to the
Gordon Crews also voted in favor of approval, while Fred
Raulerson joined Mr. Hartley and Ms. Combs against it.
asked whether the county would
need a "specialty person" to over-
see the variance process, perhaps in
response to a consultant who
pitched his firm's services to the
commission several weeks ago.
Ms. Gabbe said it's not a
requirement,_anod told commission-
ers (he DOT staff would make a
presentation to the board, including
just what the state is looking for.
Mr. Robinson suggested a work-
shop be scheduled for sometime in
the next few weeks so DOT can
make the presentation.
Acting county manager Ann
Yarborough, who is married to the
aforementioned Mike Yarborough,
will coordinate with Ms. Gabbe to
set a date. : .
By KELLEY LANNIGAN
Tall grass, wet with morning dew, and rows of
green corn plants are what Arnold Johns remembers
about going out to the fields with his father to check
"Daddy would ride me
on his back through the
corn and as we'd get near
one of the traps, he'd turn "
his head toward me and say
"We got 'em, son, we got
moved to the prope
WWII. Prior to thai th
is now gone. For a
attached as one dwell i
The house is bigger
ilies have used it since
Mr. Johns'great-great- r i
Johns, first acquired the
family property out in the
Taylor area in 1855 from
the federal government.
"I've seen the original
deed of ownership," said
Mr. Johns. "Franklin Pierce
was the president of the I
United States at that time ''"-,
and his signature is on it." -
The property was, pass- .* .,
ed down through the gener- '*"'' "
nations of the family until it
came to John's father, Ev-
erette Johns Sr.
Arnold Johns was 9
years old when he last lived
in the house. In 1960 the
property was sold to the late
Ed Yarbrough, a former Examining a herty cup and spatula once used by his family to
Baker County sheriff, gather pine sap for turpentine, Johns visits the "shop" in the
whose farm was immediate- barn built by his father. Photo by Kelley Lannigan
ly south across the Little St. Marys River.
"I always had the idea to buy it back someday if and most of the structi
there was ever an opportunity," said Mr. Johns, owner workshop where his fi
of a Jacksonville-based land surveying firm. "Then corncrib is intact. Th
one day there was and I jumped on it." because his father buil
He is working to renovate and improve the old The shop area still
farmhouse where he lived as a child. It was built and /-
rty by his older brother after
e family lived in a log house -that
while, the two houses were
r than he remembers. Many fam-
e he was a child and rooms were
added over the years.
Mr. Johns points to an
ancient cedar tree in the
"My nieces and I were
close in age and so we
played together and we used
to climb all over this tree,"
he recalls. "Recently, when
we added a new porch to the
house, we modified the
design so we could preserve
The house still contains
much of the original yellow
pine hand-hewn plank floors
and walls. The brick fire-
place is still intact and func-
tioning. Mr. Johns looks for-
ward to using it in the winter
months when the house is
"I remember my sisters
telling stories about my dad
building the chimney out of
mud and moss before he was
able to afford to buy brick,"
says Johns. "It would some-
times catch on fire and burn
up and he'd have to build
The barn has survived
ure is still viable. It contains the
either "tinkered" and the original
he barn is special to Mr. Johns
contains some of the tools and
(rage tour please)
County will meet with DOT on a
variance allowing more 1-10 traffic
Yes, you can go meagain..
surveyor bu s o ldiho place
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, May 4, 2006 Page Two
Praise from administrator after
3rd graders post higher in FCAT
BY KELLEY LANNIGAN
The administrator in charge of
accountability for the Baker Coun-
ty school system heaped on the
praise at the School Board meeting
the evening of May 1 after local
third graders posted gains in the
FCAT test compared to last year..
Baker County students, in fact,
now rank just above the state aver-
age in reading and math skills bas-
ed on this year's results.
The news follows by a week the
results of state writing FCATS that
showed overall scoring increases in
the fourth, eighth and tenth grades
in Baker County.
Though the district still awaits
other FCAT scores for middle. and
high school students (and school
letter grades), Susan Voorhees this
week termed the third grade results
She is in charge of the district's
accountability activities eclipsed
each year by the FCAT testing
mandated to measure school per-
formance in basic areas. across
Ms. Voorhees recounted a recent
conversation with a reporter from,
the Florida Times-Union in Jack-
sonville, who she said inquired as
to the "real secret" to higher FCAT
scoring here. .
"We have the brightest students
and the highest quality teachers,"
she said she replied.
Figures released by the state ear-
lier this week showed math scores
among third graders increasing two
percentage points over last year to
75% at or above grade level.
Reading skills among the same
students took a greater leap, from
Broken down by school, Mac-
clenny Elementary jumped four
points in a year to 78% at or above
grade level; Westside one point to.
to near-even 77%.
Of 144 students at Westside who,
took the FCAT, 13 failed in reading
and 12 in math; at Macclenny, 13
in reading and 9 in math.
Baker County third graders now
lie 3 percent higher in scoring than
the state average in math, 2 percent
Overall, students in this district
lagged behind state a\ erages in the
writing portion gi\en to fourth,,
eighth and tenth graders.
In other business this week, the,
board approved a resolution desig-.
nating Ma) as Teacher Apprecia-
$1462 in credit card fraud
A Glen St. Mary man reported a Ms. Weddle told police she ini-
case of credit card fraud that in- tially thought the checks on her
volved 20 charges at area retailers Country Federal account had not
totalling $1462. been sent by the printer, but re-
Billy McCormick said records ported it when her account reflect-
of his account at Country Federal ed a $154 check written to a K-
Credit Union indicated the bogus Mart on April 19.
charges were made between April *orrecion
22-27 at Citgo stations in the Mac- co 1 L .U1
clenny area, Wal-Mart and an An article in the April 27 edi-
Amoco station. tion incorrectly stated that a miss-
The sheriff's department ob- ing cell phone belonged to Lois
trained a surveillance video from Johnston of St. George, Ga.
one of the stores, and believes it. The phone reported missing
may lead to a suspect. from a convenience store on April
In another case, a female rela- 19 belonged to clerk Heather Har-
tive .ay be responsible for steaL-- \ill, and Ms. Johnstopsis. g,l
ing a, series of blank checks from in a criminal complaiAoftq~i :- p
Wendy Weddl'"s Macclenni resi- and some cash from lthf store
dence on Spruce Road earlier this while the clerk was occupied out-
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Baker County has 328 teachers
currently employed in its schools.
The board also approved a con-
sultant contract with Chef Cyndie
Story of Culination Solution Cen-
ters. LLC, in Jacksonville. for the
amount of $2,100 to be effective
May 24-25. 2006. .
She will teach a "Serve-Safe"
class and administer an exam to the
food service staff to comply with
the Hazard Analysis Critical Con-
trol Points (HACCP) food safety
According to Cathy Golon. food
service director for the district.
Safe Serve methods such as mak-
ing sure food is cooked at proper
temperatures to kill bacteria are
already being practiced by the staff
in the school district's food service
facilities. The training will formal-
ize the methods already in place.
.Another growth-study meeting
between the board and other gov-
erning agencies will be held Friday,
May 12, 2006 at 10:00 am.
The location is Macclenny CitNy
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Her driver's license suspended 7 times
A Glen St. Mary woman was
arrested in a north Sanderson
neighborhood the afternoon of
April 29 and charged with driving
without a license that has been
suspended seven times.
Sgt. Thomas Dyal said he stop-
ped a pickup truck driven by Tina
Homitz,. 36, just after 2:00 pm near
Tony Givens Road and' CR 229
because it had an incorrect tag....
In other cases. Mark Criss, 20,
of St. George, Ga, was charged
with ha% ing no license and under-
age possession of alcohol after he
was stopped the evening of April
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Deputy John Hardin said he
pulled over the 1992 Chevrolet on
South 6th in Macclenny for having
a defective tail light. Mr. Criss
admitted he didn't have a valid
license and the office found five
cans of beer in a rear seat.
Brian Spring, 19, of Macclenny
was charged with speeding and
reckless driving through a residential
neighborhood on North Boulevard
the afternoon of April 30.
Sgt. Dyal said he chased Mr.
Spring from near his residence in
the Deerwood Circle neighbor-
hood to the east, and clocked his
Nissan pickup at 60 in a 20 mph
The officer was responding to
complaints on speeding in the
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Police escort passing the fire stations of Baker County and
through the Osceola National Forest
$25 per bike ** $15 for extra rider
Meal and T-Shirt Included
Registration from 8-10:00 am
'at Celebration Park in Glen St. Mary
County Road 125 and RR Tracks
Kick Stands up at 10:00 am
Pre-register at Hawg Riders, 8161 Hwy. 90 W. of Glen St. Mary.
Ride will finish at Celebration Park. Come join us for a great ride with
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Dear Editor: .
The hot topic in national hews
is the millions of immigrants
flooding across the US border.
These people come to America
because they want a better life for
themselves and their families. By
being allowed in this country in
such great numbers, they have cre-
ated a burden on schools and com-
munity and state services.
They have forever changed the
landscape and way of life of entire
communities. A handful of busi-
ness interests have amassed for-
tunes by encouraging this immi-
gration into our country. Cheap la-
bor means higher profits.
We have a similar controversy
and crisis brewing in Baker Coun-
On one side, you have business
(developers) who support unbri-
dled growth because they have all
the "horse sense" and know what's
best for the community (and their
On the other side, you have the
traditionalists like myself who un-
derstands that the community will
grow, but prefer (and will vote for),
slow, methodical, well-planned
Let's compare and contrast both
If the developers have their way
and if the folks of this community
don't speak up now, we will forev-
er lose the uniqueness that makes
this such a desirable place to live.
The immigration from the city to
the country will make us just an
extension of Jacksonville. High-
ways 121, 228 and US 90 will re-
semble Blanding Blvd. and Cassat
Ave., and you'll have difficulty de-
termining where one subdivision
ends and the other bgins.
The developers and business in-
terests will forever change what is
a novelty to them and a way of life
The question for local develop-
ers, business interests and politi-
cians is this: 20 years from now,
will you look at your county and
say with pride that you helped cre-
Or will you ask God for for-
giveness for your greed and your
role in destroying a once-beautiful
community one that others envy.
A community where people still
show respect and pull over for fu-
nerals, where politicians are
hands-on people you can go to
with problems, a community
where you determine growth by
the number of stop lights past
and present. A community that
shuts down its main drag for
homecoming and Christmas pa-
If progress means losing all of this
(and more), I'll have no part of it.
"This is the tree I jumped out of
and broke my foot," said my friend
Teresa as she walked with me
along her property on the St. Marys
River in the area known as the
I laughed, but not too vigorous-
ly. I'd fallen out of a tree as a small
child only to get my foot caught
between the "V" where a branch
grew from the trunk. I'd suffered
not only a badly twisted ankle but
the .indignity of hanging upside
down while I struggled to free
myself as I cried out for help.
Help never came and my strug-
gles finally loosed my imprisoned
foot. I fell in a heap at the bottom
of the tree, then limped all the way
home, bawling my head off. .
I had survived, of course, and
Teresa's foot had healed. We both
Disney still has the 'ma gc,
even when children are older
are a little more careful these days.:
This was my first up-close look
at the St. Marys River. Nowhere
did I see the mucky, red clay I am
accustomed to, or the tangled con-
glomeration of undergrowth so
dense that walking on the-banks is:
nearly impossible. ....
Experiencing this section of the
river's spartan beauty is very much
like reading Japanese haiku poetry:
a few simple elements combine to,
make a strong esthetic statement.
The riverbed is shallow. Ample
expanses of white sand make walk-
ing and exploring a pleasure. .Water
the color of strongly steeped tea
slips past or pools in eddys along
the bank. Sitting on the riverbank
is nearly a spiritual experience.
The Zen-like quiet wraps around
a person like a comfortable, old
Living in the city, my days and
nights are punctuated with the
honk of horns, roar of engines,
screech of brakes, blast of train
whistles and the shriek of fire and
I hear people laughing and
shouting. Sometimes cursing. All
my life, people have told me I will
get used to it, but I never have.
Sitting by the river, I basked in
the near total silence. No one chat-
tering aimlessly on their cell
phone. No rap music blaring from
car stereos. No fussy kids in the
store check-out line with their par-
ents threatening them to be quiet or
I could actually hear the faint
%whisk of air through feathers as
birds I have never before seen flit-
ted along the limbs of dried drift-
wood anchored in the sand.
I thought of the words of
MaryAnne Dashwood in the movie
version of Sense and Sensibility as
she stood in the spring rain on a
high bluff looking out over a vast
expanse of ocean. "Is there any
felicity in the world superior to
this?" she cried.
At that moment, on the river-
bank, I shared the same sentiments.
My friend set me straight. "It's
certainly wonderful right now," she
said. "But just wait until the yellow
.flies come out and start biting the
snot out of you. It's awful."
That momentarily burst my bub-
ble, but only slightly. Teresa
wouldn't trade her small piece of
paradise for anything, yellow flies
Even in paradise, there's always
one snake in the garden. You can't
have the good without the bad, I
guess. And the flies don't last for-
ever, thank goodness.
The beauty of the river speaks
for itself. You just have to take the
time to listen.
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My family and I went to Disney World this week-
end. It's been some years since we went to what my
son Dylan calls, "the happiest place in the world,"
and I was interested in seeing what changes the Great
Guru of Theme parks had made.
Unlike when my children were small, this time we
went for a reason. My wife is Baker High junibr class'
"sorisdr'arid 'ieVxYyear will be running Grad Nite, that
Disney extravaganza for high school
seniors around the South. M Y S
Disney, getting competition from
its not-so-friendly neighbor :
Universal Studios, tries to .lure
schools to Grad Nite by offering a *": .
free preview for the junior class
sponsor and president.
Since Kelley is the sponsor and Dylan the presi-
dent, we all piled into the car for a night of fun at
Animal Kingdom and the Magic Kingdom night of
fun. Grad Nite runs all night long.
Thousands of kids pay big bucks to go to Grad
Nite and party with hot bands, listen to loud music.
and ride all the rides. We would do all that, but on
Disney's dime. What more can you ask?
We checked in at Disney's Pop Century resort that
afternoon. If you've never actually stayed on the
property, it's a real trip. Disney does everything to the
Pop Century has five areas, the '50s, '60s, '70s,
'80s and '90s. Depending on where you are staying,
the rooms are decorated to that time period. We were
in the '50s and bobby-soxers danced in front of the
It was easy to find because of the bowling pins five
stories high that were the stairwells. The pool was
even shaped like a bowling pin.
The identifier for the '60s was a yo-yo, the '70s an
8-track, the '80s a Rubik's Cube and the '90s a cell
We started off at the Animal Kingdom. I had no
preconceived notion about it since I've never been.
It's beautiful this time of year with flowers all a-
bloom and the lush and fragrant wooded park.
The centerpiece is the man made four-story Tree of
Life with the shapes of animals in the bark and trunk.
It's signature ride is Mt. Everest, a huge and scary
rollercoaster that takes you through the land of the
Yeti and the Abominable Snowman. We were only
there for a little while so we didn't get to ride any-
thing. I'd like to come back, though.
The Magic Kingdom was decked out for Grad Nite
- it's all about lights and music. Cinderella's castle,
which underwent a recent facelift, constantly changes
colors as the night progresses and is the spot for the
headline band performances.
This year, the headliner was Fall Out Boy, and the
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anticipation was high among my crew to see them.
Disney took us on a scavenger hunt and then up to the
dining area in Cinderella's castle, which you don't get
to see unless you lay out big bucks for dinner. It's
designed like a medieval mead hall with flags and
armor. Pretty nice.
Even nicer; for the kids, was, the fact that all the
bands came to visit the 100 or so juniors and their
sponsors. Dylan and Spencer got pic-
DE OF tures with Fall Out Boy, which was a
seriously big deal.
When we got cut loose to tour the
park and ride the rides, it was amaz-
ing how similar this trip was to so
many others when they were kids.
The boys insisted on Space Mountain, as they had at
10 years old. They aren't real rollercoaster fans, but
they love Space Mountain.
Daughter Sara Beth, on the other hand, longed to
ride the tea cups. She always rides them when she
visits Disney World.
She also was very insistent about It's a Small
World. I'm not really sure why. Nobody really likes
It's a Small World. In fact, it's an irritating ride
because that earworm of a song will be stuck in your
head the rest of the night.
Disney spent millions of dollars recently renovat-
ing the ride. It's a good thing it was getting seedy.
The colors were fading and the paint peeling. Not any
more. It is vibrant and beautiful, enough of a feast for
the eyes that its worth humming the song for the next
I wanted to go in the Tiki Room, not because I like
it, but because it's just something that we always do.
When they kids were little and we cruised the park in
July, with the temperature and our patience approach-
ing the boiling point, it was also a place to sit and
The drawback? Another earworm. "In the Tiki,
Tiki, Tiki, Tiki, Tiki room, all the birds sing words
and the flowers croon ...." Sorry about that. I
We ate a turkey leg, another Disney tradition, and
watched the fabulous fireworks show, with its amaz-
ing accompanying lighting effects. The rock and rap
music blared, the school kids, who no longer have to
dress in ties and church clothes (a drawback, I think),
sang and danced and had a great time.
So did I. The thing I love about Disney World, and
the thing that makes it a marketing marvel, is that
even though you are spending a lot of money, Disney
is so thorough with everything it does, you really
can't begrudge it.
Besides, my kids had a great time. They enjoyed
each other's company and didn't seem to mind that
they were with Mom and Dad. As they say in the
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farm implements used by the fami-
ly and in one. corner is a stack of
narrow clay "herty pots" which
were once used to gather sap from
pine trees near the farm to make
Sugar cane syrup was once
processed on the farm and Mr.
Johns is building a new boiler near
the site of the original one.
Nearby, nestled in a small grove of
crepe myrtle trees, is the pivot post.
that supported the long pole used
for lowering a bucket into the
well. The well is now covered
over with dirt.
According to Arnold Johns, he
was "scared to death" of the well.
It was shallow compared to the
deep, enclosed wells of today.
"It seemed to go down forever,"
he says. "Although it was probably
only about 15 feet deep."
There were several wells on the
r 'goes h
property and Mr. Johns remembers
that his parents put a healthy tear
in the children to' keep them from,
playing near the wells, since there
was always a chance the unlined
well shafts would cave in.
"You gotyour bucket of water
and got out of there," he recalls.
One thing that greatly pleases
the new owner is that many of the
plants and trees he remembers
from his childhood are still in exis-
Mr. Johns' father planted the
two huge sycamore trees in the
yard in the 1950s to provide shade
for the house, as well ,as pear and
pecan trees. The grape arbor has
survived and the original grape
vine has been pruned and is thriv-
A cemetery lies about 100 yards
from the house. Mr. Johns says his
family always referred to it as the
Johns Cemetery, but he doesn't
know if that is the official name.
Ex-wife of boyfriend suspect,
in theft of $500 in property
The ex-wife of a boyfriend is through an unlocked bathroom
suspected in the theft of $500 in window while Ms. Lindsey was
clothing and other belongings away that day in the late morning
from a shed outside a residence off and early afternoon.
Clarence Dobbs Road near San- Glenda Thomas reported an
derson. estimated 20 gallons of gasoline
Angel Wall of Macclenny said were siphoned from the tank of her
the property also included shoes Ford Explorer parked outside a
and books, and some of it was residence on North Lowder in
stored in plastic bags. She reported Macclenny overnight April 29.
the loss on April 25. That morning she noted the
Two days later, Kyra Lindsey door to her tank pipe was open and
notified police that 42 Methadone the cap had been removed. There
pills were taken from a cabinet in was also evidence the interior of
the bathroom of her residence off the SUV had been entered, but
J.C. Harvey Lane in Glen St. Mary. Ms. Thomas told police nothing
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The family also did not know the
identity of many of the people
The graves used to be marked
with "paling boards" or wood.
pickets and crosses and that have
long since decayed. Only four
graves now bear markers, having
been identified as Confederate sol-
diers by The Daughters of The
American Re% solution.
One of those is Johns' ancestor,
Riley Johns, who first received the
property from the federal govern-
ment after the end of the Civil
Preserving the old home place
is important to Arnold Johns on a
personal level. It's an archive of
his family's memories and experi-
ences, and he is amazed at the
number of folks in the community
who also have a connection to the
Almost daily, he runs into:
someone who stops him to recall a
"visit -or even'that too'6k place on the
farm as long as 45 years ago.
"It just shows thatyou definite-
ly can go home again," he says. "It
took me about 50 years to get back
here but I can tell you, it was well
worth the %% ait."
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, May 4, 2006 Page Five
Three occupants of a speeding
Cadillac in south Macclenny dur-
ing the early morning of April 30
ended up charged with drug pos-
session and other counts.
Deputy Jeffrey Dawson said he
clocked the vehicle driven east-
bound on Lowder St. by James
Hawkins, 24, of Macclenny about
3:00 am at 53 in a 35 mph zone
and stopped him on South 6th St.
A computer check revealed Mr.
Hawkins was driving without a
license that had been suspended
two times, and Deputy Dawson
during a subsequent search of the
Cadillac found small amounts of
marijuana, an electronic weighing
scale and, in the truck, a box of.
small plastic bags commonly used
to package marijuana for sale.
Passenger Christopher Brown,
20, of Glen St. Mary was charged
with misdemeanor possession and
having alcohol underage; passen-
ger Adam Salts, 21, of Macclenny
with having a plastic bag of mari-
In addition to the suspended
license citation, Mr. Hawkins was
charged with speeding and posses-
sion of the plastic bags and the
scale, which was found in the
In another case, Michael Gregg,
35, of Jacksonville was charged
with misdemeanor possession of
pot late in the evening of April 25.
Deputy John Hardin said he
detected the smell of marijuana
smoke when he went to a room at
the Macclenny Econolodge about
11:00 pm. Mr. Gregg later agreed
to a search and the officer found
six cigarettes in.a bedside drawer.
Deputy Hardin was at- the room
earlier that evening to investigate a
complaint against Crystal Mette,
20, of NMacclenny, who was at the
motel with Mr. Gregg.
Ms. Mette had a vehicle be-
longing to James Lauramore and
was brought. back to .ihe.,.notei 4y
the officer after she returned it.
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sonal theme. In the background is Mr. Lohr's self-portrait inspired by the art of renowned 20th century portrait painter Chuck Close.
Photo by Kelley Lannigan
Attack over a parking job
A fight that erupted over a
parked vehicle resulted in the ar-
rest of a Macclenny man early on
April 30 for attacking his wife.
David Broin, 41., allegedly
pushed Bett. Bro n, 49. do%% n on
the deck of an outside porch at
their residence off Shirley Road,
causing minor injuries to her arm.
Ms. Brown told Deputy Mich-
ael Lagle she and her husband had
been drinking heavily at a party
before the) returned home after
The wife said she went out on
the deck to avoid her husband after
he complained about the way she
parked their \ chicle outside.
Mr. Brown w\as arrested for
domestic violence battery.
A 17-year-old male who be-
came disruptive after returning
drunk to his grandmother's resi-
dence on north Lowder St. faces a
The youth cursed the 80-year-
Sold.g0anddmo.ber and his 20-Ncar-
old stepmother shortly after return-
ing that evening. The complain-
ants said he kicked and struck fur-
niture at the residence, and alarm-
ed neighbors called police.
Juvenile authorities authorized
the release of the boy early the
next morning back to his grand-
Annette Donaldson, 44, of San-
derson %tas arrested the evening of
April 25 for disorderly conduct
after she cursed several police offi-
cers at her residence off Rush
The deputies were tipped off
earlier that Taveres Donaldson,
who is wanted, w\as at the house.
When they arrived about 6:00 pm,
they were greeted \with cursing and
-shouting by Ms. Donaldson, who
exited a rear dobr at one point
"frothing at the mouth," in the
Words of Sgt. Michael Crews.
At one point, the accused got
close to the face' of Deputy Wayne
Limbaugh and ignored several re-
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dies at age 52
Nancy Gail Callender, 52, of
Mulberry, Arkansas died Saturday,
April 29, 2006 in the Sparks Re-
gional Medical Center in Fort
Smith, Arkansas following an ex-
She was employed as a manager
for Quick and Handy Food Stores
in Macclenny until her retirement
and was a member of New Hope
Church of Macclenny..
Ms. Callender was pre-deceased
by her father Vernon Tom Davis
and her brother, Edward Davis.
Survivors include her husband,
David Callender of Mulberry;
daughter Bo'nnie Blackburn (Dar-
rell) of Macclenny; sons Jerry:
Knight of Mulberry and Jimmy
Duncan (Krystal) of Jacksonville;
mother Ruby Lee Davis of Mac-
clenny; sisters Judy Ann Harvey
and Wanda Bryant of Sanderson,'
Annette Mash of Macclenny, Tam-
my Collins of St. George, Ga. and
five grandchildren: Kasey, Ethan,
Jenny, Jacob and Nicholas.
A funeral service was conducted
Wednesday, May 3 at her church
with Rev. J.C. Lauramore officiat-
ing. Interment was in Turner Cem-
Arrangements were handled by
Guerry Funeral Home in Mac-
dies at age 70
Vondie Ray Crawford, 70, of
Glen St. Mary died on April 23,
2006. He was born in Jacksonville
on June 11, 1935 to the late Don-
ald and Bessie Johns Crawford
and lived in Baker County most of
Mr. Crawford enjoyed fishing
and making homemade sausage.
He \\as pre-deceased by daughter
He is survived by'children
Ronald Crawford of Callahan,
Mary Crawford of Vero Beach and
Deborah Smith of Glen St. Mary;
brothers Gene (Louanne) of Jack-
sonville and Ricky of Orlando; sis-
ter Cathy Crawford of Orlando;'
ten grandchildren and four great-
A graveside service will be held
on Friday, May 5 at 11:00 am at
Canaday Cemetery in St. George,
Ga. Arrangements by Ferreira
Funeral Services of Macclenny.
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for Ms. Raybu
Cawana Lee Rayburn, 36
Maxville, Fla. died Sunday, A
She was a native of Ashev
N.C. and resided in Maccle
before moving to Maxville
years ago. She was a homema
and was preceded iii death by
sister Pansy Dean.
Ms. Rayburn is survived
husband Thomas L. Rayburn S
Maxville; sons Nathan Bar
Dillion Rayburn and Cc
Rayburn, all of Maxville; mo
Rose (John) Monte of Mon
Ga.; sisters Mar) Noles and Ro
Mann of Jacksonville, Sha
Canady of Baxter, Sherry Fitc
of Moniac and Shanna Wood
of Macclenny; brother Jerry Ba
of Asheville. '' '' er
A gra\ side funeral service
be held at noon of Friday. Ma
at North Prong Cemetery in Ba
County with Rev. Nlicky Mix
pastor of the Baldwin Church
God, officiating. Visitation will
from 5:00-8:00 pm on Thursd
May 4 at Guerr\ Funeral Ho
Six Ms. Schlarbaum
Orpha Jean McGlothlin Schlar-
baum, 55, died April 28, 2006 in
She was born in Roanoake, WV
in 1949 and was pre-deceased by
parents, Ralph and Louise Mc-
Gothlin and brother Kenny Mc-
n Survivors include children Jes-
sie and Emery Schlarbaum of Jack-
5, of sonville; George Schlarbaum (Ap-
Lpril ril) and Ty Schlarbaum of Mac-
clenny; sisters Phylis Cline (Cam)
lille, of Virginia, Lani Lynch (Chuck) of
nny Maryland: brothers Louis Mc-
five Glothlin (Beoty) of Maxville, Dav-
aker id McGlothlin (Sue) of Maxville,
her Herman McGlothlin (Levita) and
Nelson McGlothlin (Brenda). of
by Tenn., John McGothlin of Jack-
r. of sonville and five grandchildren:
nks, Katlynn, Alexus. Dylan. Christo-
ody pher and Jordan Schlarbaum.
other A memorial service will be held
iac. at a later date.
St. Peters Anglican Fellowship
Minnesota Ave. Macclenny, Fla.
Sunday School 9:00 am
Sunday Service 10:00 am
First Baptist Church
CPl 229 5.. Sanderson FL
Sun. Morning Worship
Sun. Evening Worship
Wed. Eve. Bible Study
Pastor Bob Christmas
93 5. 5th St., Macclenny 259-3551
Sunday School: 10:00 am
Sunday Worship: 11:00 am
Sunday Youth: 6:00 pm
Wednesday Dinner: 5:45 pm
Wednesday Worship: 6:15 pm
Open Hearts. Open Minds, Open doors.
K. John L. Hay, Jr., Pastor .
New Hope for the Com munit',
Five Churches Road
Hwy. 127 Sandersun, FL
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11-00 a.m.
Wed. Night Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
Every 4' Sunday Night Senice 7:00 p.mn.
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CR 127 N. of Sanderson
Sunday School 10:00 am
Sunday Moming Service 11:00 am
Sunday Night Service 6:00 pm
Wed. Night Service 7:30 pm
Where Everyone Is Somebody and
Jesus is the Leader
Pastor Rev. Ernie Terrell
CHURCH OF CHRIST
5r3 S. 5th St. 259-6059
SunIday Bible Stud\ 9:-5 an
Fellowship 10 30 iam 11.-01. am
\'orsliip Ser. iceeS
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In loving memory
Lettie V. Sweat
Happy Birthday. Mama! Our heart
still ache in sadness and secret tear
still flo\\. What it meant to lose you
no one will ever know.
.We love and miss you
BeiiN Jean. JRnetie. Elois, Elic an
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Sunday School 10:00 am
Morning Worship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wed. Evening Prayer Serv. 7.30 pm
" Pastor: Oral E. Lyons /
Come and magnify the Lord and worship with us
Glen Friendship Tabernacde
Clinton Ave. Glen St. Mary
WJXR Radio Service Sunday 8:30 am
Morning Worship Service 10:30 am
Children's Church 11:30 am
Evangelistic 6:00 pm
Bible Study (Wed.) 7:30 pm
Rev Albert Starling Home: 259-3982 Church: 259-6521
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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
Jesus: The Way, The Truth and The Life
Sunday School 10:00 A.M. Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 P.M.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 A.M. Wed. Eve. Worship 7:30 P.M.
Pastor Rev. Shannon Conner
North 6th Street Macclenny 259-3500
First Baptist Church
A GLEN ST. MARY, FLORIDA
<6 Sunday School 9:45 AM Sunday Morning Worship 11 AM
Sunday Evening Worship 6 PM
H| A B^ Wednesday Prayer Meeting 7 PM
Perry Hays. Associate Pastor
mb Michael D. Schatz, Associate Pastor
Vineyard of Love Ministry
Ladies Ministry (Women with Purpose)
will have a one night service with
Located at the corner of US 90 and Lulu Rd. in Olustee
.. ___259-5567. .
ior Pastor Independent Pentecostal Chubrch .
id Thomas Tim 1
".-.. Seventh St. & Ohio Ave., Macclenny 259.
Sunday School 10:00 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am,
Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm
Wednesday Night Service 7:00 pm
Radio WJXR 92.1 Sunday 9:15 am
Youth Programs .,
Sunday School .10:00 am
Common Ground'- Sunday 11:00 am
Common Ground Wed. (Teens) 7:00 pm
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Mt. Zion N.C.
121 North 259-4461
Pastor Bobby Griffin
SurIndy School 10 (10 am
Sunday Mornirii. Worship 11-00 am
Surnda, E.'eriinin WVorsrhip 6 u0 pm
Weijri,de.av Praer -ervice 7 .10 pm
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In all of our -4 years of minisir., surely this past Sunday \\as the greatest
day we have ever known! Surrounded and embraced by family and
friends from across our years of evangelizing and pastoring, it \\as simply
a magnificent and unforgettable event!-a milestone filled with great
joy...and many bittersweet tears. W'e were honored heyoind words that
l l F tso man 'ould conime to ,ish us fareweU.
I want to especially thank the fine folks of Souls Harbor Church of God: The anointed excellence of your spe-
cial presentations, as well as the organization and hard work that went into accommodating and serving so
many guests, made us feel very, very special indeed. Over the last nine years, it has not only been our divine
calling to serve you.. .it has been our great privilege. Your faithfulness and efforts are so deeply appreciated;
and your kind words, thoughtful gifts, and sincere friendship will long be cherished and treasured by us.
Since 1969, we have enjoyed laboring for the Lord in the fields of Florida. It has been very difficult to leave
behind full-time ministry and our dear friends in Baker County and throughout the state. However, we now
journey onward, knowing that the same grace and peace of God that brought us this far, now confirms and cov-
ers this new course for our lives. And so, as we bid you a fond and grateful farewell, know that you will always
be in our thoughts, our hearts, and our prayers. Always.
May God bless you all. We trust that we shall see you again....
Sincerely, Pastor James & Dianna Scott
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday. May 4. 2006 Page Seven
Bringiging messages offaith to the city's street comers
Students from United Christian Church andAcademy display hand-made sinws at the intersection of Sitih Street and U.S. 90 last Friday in
downtown Macclenny. From left, Jennifer Holt, Jamie Taylor, Priscillh Rhoden. Jeren~ Beaslcv and .4mo.s Kouvaris Harvey III. "It's our
way of showing support for our country through our spiritual values," .As. Rhodei said. The street corner witnessing has become a rite of
spring at the school in recent years. Photo by Kelley Lannigan
A few spots remain open for the
driver education and traffic safety,
summer classes offered by the
Baker County school system.
The course includes testing for a
learner's or operator's license and
meets the requirements of drug,
alcohol and traffic education for
first time drivers. The class begins
Monday, July 10-13 and runs from
7:30 am until 12:45 pm. The fee is
$80 and is non-refundable.
Pre-registration is required and
is first come, first served. Parents
can register students at the Baker
County Vocational and Adult Edu-
cation Office, 270 South Boule-
vard East, Macclenny. For more
information, contact Nancy Cain at
Dinkins New Congregational
Methodist Church in Sanderson,
will host a gospel sing on May 6 at
Redeemed Trio will be the fea-
tured performers and refreshments
will be served.
Every Monday at 8:00 pm
at the Macclenny Church of Christ
5th St. & Minnesota.
Open to all friends and family
members of alcoholics.
ALL FLORIDA CUSTOM AIR, NC.
COMMERCIAL ** RESIDENTIAL
NEW CONSTRuTiON ** SERVICE
ICE MACHINES, COOLERS, FREEZERS
OWNER, JERRY HORTON CAC 1813701
In loving memory
Valley J. Cason
The days and nights seem few since
the da \e last sat Nou. \\ hoe would
have kno~ n that \ou v.ould be gone,
yet your presence v.ould remain so
Through memories sustained by the
%er) mention of your name, %%e con-,
iinu ...'-fei L),:our presence here..
Ytour reflection v.e see in LaTasha's-
face, your laughter we hear in La-
Kieva's voice, your eyes we see in
Noah's eyes, your smile we see in
Nia's smile are all constant reminders
of you and make the 2922 days since
you left this side seem few.
Val, you are forever in our hearts.
In loving memory
Tessa Lynn Godwin
Tessa, three years ago we thought
we would never be able to I i e without
seeing your smiling face or hearing
your \ voice, but Nou are alwa- s \% ith us.
There is not a moment of the da\ that
vwe don't think of .ou.
Each time we see the sun rise and
set, %we remember ho,\ much you
enjo ed watching both of them. The
Lord has glen us the strength to live
without'you. \,e know that e\ er% thing
we see and enjoy\ is only temporal and
you are enjoN ing the eternal.
Until we are all rejoicing together
again we will keep sharing the faith
and hope of Jesus Christ.
We love you,
MOM, DAD AND FAMILY,
In loving memory of
Ricky Lee (Shorty)
5/5/1962- 5/25/ 2003
Although three years have come
and gone, you are still missed and our
hearts are still broken over our loss.
You are sadly missed by your fam-..
ily and friends, but we all know that'
you are at peace and in a better place -
gone but not forgotten.
Love from your family,
MOTHER, SONS Scorn'TTY AND
RANDALL, DAUGHTER MEAGAN, A.J. AND
BROTHERS AND SISTER.
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Kids ages 6-11
Choose any week from
May 29 July 3
9:00 am 2:00 pm daily
a week Bring your horse or use ours.
Glen St. Mary, FL.
tfr all \our lending
andi financial needs.
100 South Lima St.,
for the week of May 8-12
MONDAY: Country Fried Steak
w/gravy, mashed'potatoes, m i\ed vegeta-
bles. pineappIl tidbits, roll and milk
TLiESDAY: Chicken & dumplings.
pole bean.California blend. bananan v. heat
bread and milk.
% EDNESDAY: Smoked sausage. cab-
bage, blackeyed peas, crajrnbrrT. cornbread
THURSDAY: RoaJt tutik 'grj. v.
scalloped potatoes, carrots., pc-.ch-e. 'Ahite
bread and milk.
FRIDAY: Meatloaf, rice, peas. apple-
sauce, wheat bread and milk.
Jenny, We are so proud of you!
And by the way, Happy 25th Birthday.
Love always, Jenny B. & Ryan B. /
Konnie's Klear Pools
698-E W. Macclenny Avenue (next to Raynor's Pharmacy) *259-5222
Hrs: Mon-Fri 10 am 6 pm Saturday 10 am 5 pm
Over 31 Years Experience in Pools
Baker County School Board will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program beginning May 30, 2006
and ending July 26, 2006.
Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all children regardless of race, color, sex, disability, age or nation-
al origin during summer vacation when school meals are not available. All children 18 years old and younger are
eligible.for meals at no charge and there will be no discrimination in the course ofthe real service. :
Summer feeding sites are located at schools with summer school.programs. Registration by May 19, 2006, is
required if not enrolled in summer school at Macclenny Elementary School, Pre-K/Kdg./6th Grade Center, or
YMCA summer camp. To register contact Cathy B. Golon,,Director of Nutrition Services at (904) 259-4330.
The following sites will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program:
Baker County Pre-K/Kdg./6th Grade Center Macclenny Elementary School
362 South Boulevard East 1 Wildkitten Drive
Macclenny, Florida 32063 Macclenny, Florida 32063
Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against in any USDA-related activity should write or
call immediately to:
Director, Office of Civil Rights
14th & Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
(202) 720-5964 (voice or TDD)
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
BAKER COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD 2006-2007 PRE-K PROGRAMS
All children aged 4 years old, on or before September 1, 2006 will be eligible to enroll in one of three Pre-K programs in the Baker
County School District. Enrollment will be limited.
School Year V.P.K.
Who Qualifies: Every 4 year old
Location: Baker County Pre-K/K Center
Transportation: None available. Parents
must provide own transportation to and
Hours: 3 hours per day during school hours
(8:10 am 11:10 am or 12:10 pm 3:10 pm)
Meals provided: Snacks provided by stu-
Required Documents: 4*
Original Birth Certificate
Current Shot Record
Current Physical Record
Proof Residency (must be physical address)
*Social Security Card requested
Who Qualifies: Only 4 year olds whose family
size and income meet the federal guidelines
Location: Baker County Pre-K/K Center
Transportation: Bus transportation provided to
and from school.
Hours: Full school day
Fee: Fee based on sliding scale determined by
family size and income.
Meals provided: Snack; breakfast and lunch
are available through the school cafeteria for
purchase (free and reduced lunch applications
are also available to those who qualify).
Required Documents: 5*
Original Birth Certificate
Current Shot Record
Current Physical Record
Proof Residency (must be physical address)
Last 6 weeks pay stubs for all adults in the
*Social Security Card requested
Summer V.RK. 2006
(May 30 July 25, 2006)
Who Qualifies: Only children who will be enter-
ing Kindergarten in August of 2006 & have not
previously been enrolled in V.P.K.
Location: Baker County Pre-K/K Center
Transportation: None available. Parents must
provide own transportation to and from school.
Hours: 8:00 am 4:00 pm
Meals provided: Morning snack and lunch.
Students will provide an afternoon snack.
Required Documents: 4*
Original Birth Certificate
Current Shot Record
Current Physical Record
Proof Residency (must be physical address)
*Social Security Card requested
Registration: Family Service Center, May 9,10,11 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Registration will be first come, first served and only for those with required documents. Parents who do not bring all the required
documentation will be turned away. Enrollment will be limited...so early efforts to register are important.
For questions call: (904) 259-3014 or (904) 259-4225
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, May 4, 2006 Page Eight
Mr. Rhoden and Ms. Fridley
May 6th vows
Tammy and Steve Guthrie of
Maxville are pleased to announce
the upcoming marriage of their
daughter Rachel Marie Fridley to
Richard Virgil Rhoden, the son of
Kim and Mark Rhoden, also of
Ms. Fridley is also the daughter
of the late Bruce Fridley of Jack-
The wedding will take place at
4:00 pm on May 6 at the Agape
Baptist Church on Old Middleburg
Road in Jacksonville, followed by
a reception at the Mathis House on
the property of the Glen St. Mary
All friends and family are cor-
dially invite to attend.
Mike Williams of Branford,
Florida and Laura Williams-Taylor
of Alachua, Florida, proudly an-
nounce the engagement of their
daughter, Monica Leigh Williams
to Gary Roscoe White.
Monica is a graduate of Sante Fe
High School and is currently em-
ployed with Nationwide Insurance
Gary is the son of Darrell and
Pam Smith of Glen St. Mary. He is
a graduate of Baker County High
School and is currently employed
with UPS in Ocala.
The wedding is planed for May
6, at the Thomas Center in Gaines-
Vows in June
Crockett and Annette Pancoast
of Jerome, Idaho are pleased to an-
nounce the engagement of their
daughter Paula Labron Pancoast to
Mark Anthony Coverdale, son of
Dann) and Carol Co\erdale of
The bride is a graduate of Baker
County High School and is cur-
rently attending, the college of
Southern Idaho. She is employed
at Heritage Retirement Center in
The groom is a graduate of
Savannah High School in Ana-
heim, California and is employed,
at Prestige Auto Body, Inc. in
A June 24 wedding is planned.
Hannah and Shane
A son arrives
Shane Russell Oralls was born
April 25, 2006 at St. Vincent's Med-
ical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 6
ounces and was 20 inches long.
The proud parents are Missy
McCay and Shane Oralls of San-
derson. Shane's big sister is Han-
nah McCay and grandparents .are
Chrissy Germain and Tim Jordan,
also of Sanderson.
A blood drive and talent show to
benefit Tammy Zoller, daughter of
Macclenny residents Robert and
Sylvia Purdue, will take place Sat-
urday, May 6, from 1:00 pm 3:00
pm at the Wal-Mart parking lot.
There will be two age categories
for competitors: ages 6 15 and 16
and up. Awards of $50 and $25 \ ill
be given for first and second place
in each category.
Josie Davis and Jimmy Barton
will provide karaoke entertainment
throughout the da\.
The Florida 'Georgia Blood Alli-_
ance will oversee assistance for
blood collection from 10:00 am -
Call Annette Barton at 259-3932
or 904-626-3173 to register.
Ms. Lunn is
for local club
Cheryl Lunn, first vice-presi-
dent of the GFWC Woman's Club
of Macclenny, has been selected
District 4 Volunteer of the Year for
A member since 2001, Ms.
Lunn serves as District 4 photogra-
pher and actively attends district,
state and southern region meetings,
She is very involved in the
club's many programs including
Hacienda Girls Ranch in Mel-
bourne, Special Olympics, Canine
Companions for the disabled and
the Relay for Life fund-raising
event for cancer awareness.
She will represent the club at the
Florida Federated Woman's Club
convention in Orlando in May and
will compete with 13 other district
Club is seeking
Do you know of an especially
beautiful yard or garden that de-
serves recognition (including your
The Garden Club of Baker
County would like to recognize
that garden with a special plaque
for the front yard. Please submit
your entries to Garden Club, 5949
Shelly Lane, Macclenny 32063, or
Sorry, no professionally design-
ed or cared-for gardens will be
nifty at 50!
y Mossmann .
Inspections, LLC W
716-8769 cell 9 259-3366
Mike Ossmann, Home Inspection Specialist
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Tables & Chairs
259-839?7 a 571-6620
, Pet Grooming Available
1K\Baldwin Animal Clinic
295 S. Lima St., Baldwin
S. .,L i ,
Baldwin Animal Clinic is pleased to
announce our affiliation with
Christa's Critter Cutin.
Come by and meet Christa.
Christa, a certified groomer, attended the
Foster School of Grooming and has 4 years
of grooming experience.
She offers a full service grooming salon.
Boarding will be available soon.
All grooms include a health check.
Is your pet stressed about grooming?
Veterinarian supervised sedation available.
Grooming appointments available
Monday, Tuesday & Saturday.
Call Baldwin Animal Clinic 0
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to be a prince!
7952-12 Normandy Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32221 904-783-4619
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Talk To Your Son!
It's cool to stop at a KISS.
, PARENTS, it's up to YOU to help kids make the right decisions when it comes to
sexual behavior and other healthy choices. With places to go and people to see, there
is PLENTY OF TIME TO WAIT! Talk to your child BEFORE he or she starts
hopping around to parties and other fun places this summer!
Baker / Nassau County Health Department
(904) 259-3152 or (904) 321-5749
croOU with us?
0 Martin Well Drilling
& Pump Service
IN GLEN ST. iA\LNR\
US Hwy. 90 West, .
Glen St. Mary
Attack youth at church
,Two juvenile age males we re
arrested April 26 for-an alleged,
attack on another youth 'in 'a'ep-, :
ond-floor game room of the family
life building at the First Baptist
Church of Glen St. Mary.. '
The 12-year-bld victim and his
mother told policel.one of the
attackers turned .out thke lights and
the other struck and kicked him.
The second suspect threw a pool
ball at him and it struck him in the
.One of the"accused is 15 an'd
the other 12. The youths were
there for the regular Wednesday
evening activities, and the incident
report did not indicate a reason for
Deputy Briad Dougherty arrest: -
ed the pair after questioning later..
thai evening. One of the accused
lives in Macclenny, the other near
the church on Taber Blvd.
.The sheriff's department turned
that and another case over to juve-
nile authorities. .;:
The' second incident occurred
the next evening and involved a
15-year-old teen who struck hef
mother, a 9-year-old brother and a
younger sister during an alterca-
for the week of
MONDAY: Bieakflsi pizza iih milk and
TUESDAY: Sausage biscuit with milk and
WEDNESDAY: Cereal and toast with milk
THURSDAY: Bun, v&arm apple -lice' \wih
FRIDAY: Breakfast pizza, juice and milk
SMONDAY: Sp'aghei.i .meai .ji or beef
nuggets, choice of t.o seasoned green beans,
carrot coins & dressing, and.chilled fruit choice
and roll and milk ..
TUESDAY: 601olden corndog or sliced
iurikc) ras w rolll. choice of ro"- % hpped poia-
Iccs i'gra), lossed salad w.drc.-ing and fresh
frua choice and "_ch.hiilr,.ade" cookie and milk.
WEDNESDAy: Roasi pork irice and
g1a3y or slice of pepperoni pizza, choice of tuo:
seasoned mi\ed '.egdables. tossed salad and
frich fr luijuie and milk : .
THLURSDAY: Mteican itacos w/dinner roll
or fiish cri-p on bun, choice of two: golden corn,
shredded letnuce and lomaioes and chilled fruit
choice and milk
But% ,sliced ham and cheese
Sant ,a c 0or1 o frenchn fic, creamy
sla, and chilled I'ruit choice andf milk
e IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
The unknown heirs of
Edward George Shettel,
Sr. and the unknown heirs
of Marvin E. Johnson,
NOTICE OF ACTION
To: The unknown heirs of Edward George Shet-
0el, Sr. and tile unknown heirs of Marvin E. John-
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Suit to Quiet Ti-
tle has been filed on the following described
Lot 8, as shown on L.D. Bradley dated
June 21, 1976, more particularly de-
scribed as follows: A part of Govern-
ment Lot 2, Section 18, Township 4
South, Range 20 East, Baker County,
Florida and being more particularly
described as follows: Commence at
the Northwest corner of said Govern-
ment Lot 2, 10.0 feet, thence S 01 deg.
09'54" E, 546.0 feet to the Point of Be-
ginning; thence continue S 01 deg.
09'54" E, 185.0 feet; thence S 89 deg.
19'17" W and parallel aforementioned
North line, 620.74 feet; thence N 05
deg. 43'13"West 143.45 feet; thence N
89 deg. 07'26" E, 55.53 feet; thence N
02 deg. 17'15" W, 41.94 feet; thence N
89 deg.. 19'17" E and parallel to afore-
mentioned North line, 577.44 feet to
the Point of Beginning.
You are required to serve a copy of written de-
fenses, if any, to the action on the Petitioner's at-
torney, whose name and address is Hugh D.
Fish, Jr., at P.O. Box 531, Macclenny, Florida
32063, on or before May 26, 2006, and file the
original with the Clerk of Court, either before
service on the petitioner's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a Summary Final
Judgment will be entered for the relief demand-
ed in the petition.
Witness my hand and Seal of this
court on this 25th day of April, 2006.
Thomas "Al" Fraser
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: Jamie Crews
Hugh D. Fish
Florida Bar No.:0242861
P.O. Box 531
Macclenny, FL 32063
Telephone: (904) 259-6606/6607
tion at their residence off Richard
The 33-year-old mother said the
accused became violent when she
'broke up a fight between her and
:the brother. At one point, the teen
threw a bottle at her and it missed,-
striking the 14-year-old sister.
The girl, along with the two
suspects in the church attack, is,
charged with battery.
In another case of domestic bat-
tery, 18-year-old Amanda-McCune
is charged with attacking boy-
friend Arlly Millhorn, 22, at her
residence off Arnold Miller Road
Mr. Millhorn, of St. George,
Ga., said he returned to the resi-
detnce, about 6:00 am on April 30
to find Ms. McCune in a compro-
Tmising position with a male he
described as his best friend.
Deputy Curtis Ruise said he
observed lacerations about the
boyfriend's face, neck and mouth.
Mr. Millhorn said they were in-
flicted by Ms McCune during a
subsequent argument about her be-
The girlfriend told police she
struck Mr. Millhorn in self-defense
sand because he i\ as preventing her
from leaving the residence.
The couple's four-month-old
NOTICE OF AGENCY ACTION TAKEN BY
THE ST. JOHNS RIVER WATER
NOTICE IS GIVEN that ine following permit
was issued on Marcn 31. 2006.
Name and address ol applicant: JAMES
YARBOROUGH, P.O. BOX 775, MACCLENNY,
Proteci Name Creekside Townnomes
The project is located in Baker County in
Section 32. Township 2 Souih, Range 22 East
ana in Section 5, Township 3 Southn Range 22
East City oi Macclenny. Baker County The per-
m. auinorizes CONSTRUCTION OF A SUR-
FACE WATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM WITH.
STORMWATER TREATMENT BY WET DETEN
TION FOR CREEKSIDE TOWNHOMES A 8.06
ACRE PROJECT TO BE CONSTRUCTED AS
, PER PLANS RECEIVED BY THE DISTRICT ON
MARCH 22. 2006 Tne recei.'ing water r.-dy i5
Turkey Creek. ,
The hile(s) conianing Ine application for the
above lisler permit is available for inspection
Monday through Friday except for legal holidays,.
8:00 am to 5:00 pm at the St. Johns R..er ,'aier '
Managerrment District (District) HeadQuarlers
14049 Reid Street, Palatka, FL 32178.1429 A
, person whose substantial interests are affected
by the District permitting decision may petition
for an administrative hearing in accordance with
sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes,
or may choose to pursue mediation as an alter-
native remedy under section 120.573, Florida
Statutes, before the deadline for filing a petition.
Choosing mediation will nol adversely affect the
righi to a hearing It mediaiorn does not result in
a senlemern Tre procedures for pursuing media
ation are set forth in section 120 573, Florida
Statutes. and rules 28 .106 ll and 28.-106 401.
.404 Florida dmrnisralive Code Petilions muSl
comply wihn Ime requirements oi Florida Admin.
isiralive coae Chapter 28-106 and be bled wilri
(received byl the Distirc Clerk. located at Districi
Headquarters. Hignway 100 West Paaiawa FL
3217". Petiinr, Ior adminr,,sra'.e rearing on me i
above appicat,ori|lsi muil be iled wilnin rtwenry
one 121) aays of publication of this notice or
witnin twenly-six (26) days ol ire DisIrici de-
posling nolce of nhis inleni in Ine mail for nose
persons 10 'whom ire Disirl mails actual notice
Failure to iiie a petition winrn Ir.s time periad
hnall corIlnule a walker .t any rrghill suhu:n per.
sons) may hae to request an admnistriaiwe da-
lermination (hearing) under seclions 120 569
and 120 57. FS'. concerning Ire subject permnl
Petirions trial are not ilea in a:acorance wir, mhe
above provisions are subject to dismissal.
Because the administrative hearing process
is designed to formulate final agency action, the
lilng of a peltion means that the District's final
action may be different from the position taken
by it in Iri? r, nl,,:e of intent. Persons whose sub-
staial ,rinierest will be affected by any such fi-
nal decision of the District on the applicant have
the right to petition to become a party to the pro-
ceeding, in accordance with the requirements
set forth above.
Registration of Fictitious Names
We, the undersigned, being duly sworn, do
hereby declare under oath that the names of all
persons interested in the business or profession
carried on under the name of LOUISE'S COUN-
TRY KITCHEN, 1691 S. 6T ST., MACCLENNY,
FL. 32063, and the extent of the interest of each
is as follows:
NAME EXTENT OF INTEREST
Jimmy Lightsey 50%
Louise Lightsey 50%
Jimmy E. Lightsey
STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF BAKER
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 17th
day of April, 2006.
Clerk of Court
Baker County, Florida
By Bonnie M. Palleshi
As Deputy Clerk
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Marlboro Menthol Light MarlboroMenthol
Marlboro Menthol Light 100s Marlboro Menthol 72
Camel Lights' Camel Full Flavor
Camel 99 Camel Turkish
At the corner of US 90 & SRI 21
Sunday 7 am 9 pm Mon.-Sat. 6 am 10 pm
son was there at the time.
A criminal complaint for do-
mestic violence was filed April 26
alleging William Finley, 20, of Jack-
sonville attacked Cynthia Powell,
43, during an argument at a resi-
dence off Clifford Dugger Road.
Ms. Powell, of Glen St. Mary,
said she was pushed to the ground
, and kicked. She told police Mr.
Finley is her boyfriend's son.
The 2005-2006 GED graduation
ceremony was held April 7, 2006 at
the Baker County Middle School
Auditorium. Individual graduate
photographs,, courtesy of NEF-
COM, are now available and may
be picked up at the Baker County
Vocational and Adult Education
Office, 270 South Boulevard East,
Graduates should pick up their
pictures in person. Office hours are
from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm,
Monday through Friday. Office
hours from May 21 July 20 will
be 7:00 am until 5.00 pm Monday
IN THE CIRCUIT COi.RT, EIGHTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
BAKER COUNTY FLORIDA.
CASE NO :02.05.CA-0067
Richard Clyde Dobbs, Jr.
individually and Tammy A.
Dobbs, individually, and
Ford Motor Credit Company,
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered
in ihe above caploned acon, I Wil sel the
properly siluase r, Baker Counly Filrida. de-
scribed as follows-
A parcel of land lying, being and situ-.
ate in Sections 32 and 33. Township 1
South, Range 21 East. Baker County.'
Florida, more particularly described
as follows: Commence at the East 1.4
corner of said Section 32 and run S
11 deg. 43'18" E, along the East line
of said Section 32, a distance of
772.12 feet to a 1/2 Inch Iron pipe set
at the intersection with the centerline
of Daugherty Branch and to the Point
of Beginning of the hereinafter de-
scribed parcel of land: Thence run S
43 deg. 09'26" W a distance of 78.57
feet to the Easterly right of way line of
County Road Number S-125, thence
I run S 46 deg. 44'09":E,. along said
Easterly right of way line of County
Road Number S-125, a distance of
249.18 feet to the Point of Curvature
of a curve to the right; thence run
Southeasterly, continuing along said
Easterly right of way line of County -
Road S-125, along the arc of a curve
concave Southwesterly and having a
radius of 5779.578 feet, through a
central angle of 01 deg. 49'49" an arc
distance of 184.63 feet, said arc being
subtended by a chord having a bear-
ing of S 45 deg. 49'14" E and a dis-
tance of 184.62 feet; thence run N 88
deg. 37'37" E, parallel with the South
line of.the Northwest 1/4 of SW 1/4 of
said Section 33, a distance of 200.00
Feet; thence run N 08 deg. 25'37" W, a
distance of 372.51 feet to a 1/2 inch
iron pipe set in said centerline of
Daugherty Branch, thence run Wester-
ly, along said centerline of Daugherty
Branch, a distance of 480 feet, more
or less, (witness line bearing and dis-
tance Is S 87 deg. 39'58" W, 405.80
feet) to the Point of Beginning; Sub-
ject to a 50 foot road easement over,
across and along the South 50 feet
thereof. Containing an area of 2.6
acres, more or less, when 50 foot
road easement Is not Included.
at public sale to the highest-& best bidder for
cash, at the front door of the Baker County cour-
thouse, Macclenny, Florida, at 11:00 am on the
18th day of May, 2006.
Thomras "Al"' Fraser
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: Jamie Crews
Hugh D. Fish, Jr.
Florida Bar No.:0242861
P.O. Box 531
Macclenny, FL 32063
Telephone: (904) 259-6606/6607
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
BAKER COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CASE NO.: 02-2006-CA-46
BAKER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
TIMOTHY MICHAEL MARTIN, JR.
COUNTRY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION.
Respondent, lien holder.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: TIMOTHY MICHAEL MARTIN, JR.
COUNTRY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, and
UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a com-
plaint to Forfeiture has been filed by the Baker
County Sheriff's Office in Baker County, Florida;
In Re: One 2002 GMC Truck, white in
color, with'Florida Tag #A3521LH
you are required to serve a copy of your an-
swer or other pleading on the petitioner's attor-
ney, RAY E. THOMAS, JR. OF RAY E. THOMAS,
JR., P.A., at the Post Office Box 39, Bell, Florida
32619, and file the original answer or pleading In
the office of the clerk of the above named Court
on or before the 26th day of May, 2006.
IF YOU FAIL TO DO SO, judgment by default
will be taken against you for the relief demanded
in the complaint.
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19th day of April, 2006.
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4 pm Monday
BAKER COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
Ice Cream Products, Bid #NUTR 27-001
Milk and Milk Products, Bid #NUTR 27-002
Groceries, Frozen Foods and Non-Food
Supplies. Bid #NUTR 27-003
Sealed b'ds 1or ice cream products, milk prod-
ucts and Food and Non-Food Supplies meeting-
irereequre.1 specihcaion. .il bl e reE' .E Dr'
the Baker County School Board at 392 Soutn
Boulevard E.. Macclenny. Florida 32063. in
ine ccntrirenr,:e roorn, 0I me Admnisirai,or, Buill
,ng on Wednesday, May 10, 2006. unrll scne.n
uled bid opeaiung. at wicrn im an Dids will O-
publicly opened .a: ai ,,d.-al,
Ice Cream Products 10.00 am -
Milk Products- 11:00 am
Food Items and Non-Food Supplies 2:00 pm
All bids must be sealed and marked with label
provided by the Baker County School Board.
Should you wish to mail bid prior to bid opening
time, please do so to the above address, atten-
:,or., Calr., B Goi..,. Dreci r of Purchasing.
-ate bias will noti e opened Faxed bids will not
,e considered a legal bda
Baker County School Board reserves the right
to reject any and all bids received.
For questions concerning specific terms and
conditions, or to request a bid package, contact
Cathy Golon, Purchasing Department at 904-
Bid Package Requirements
1. Total bid price.
2. Florida Statutes Section 287.133(3)(A).
3. Drug Free Workplace Agreement.
4. Signature sheet indicating that bidder has
read and understands the terms and conditions
of the bid.
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, May 4, 2006 Page Nine
A. The following activities are
scheduled in Baker County
schools for the week of May 8-
C 12. This listing may be incom-
plete and subject to change
without notice.. :-
q -May 8: District-wide:
Teacher Appreciation Week.
BCHS- Senior awards assem-
Sbly, 8:00 am, Aud. MES- Book
A .May 9: BCHS- Senior
a breakfast & slideshow, 8:00 am;
C Seniors pick up cap & gowns.
WES-lst & 2nd grade Ronald'
McDonald shows, 1:00/2:00
1 pm'. MES- Book fair. PK/K-:
2 VPK & School Readiness Fall,
3 Roundup at Family Service
Ce May 10: BCHS- Baccalau-
A reate, 7:30 pm. Glen Baptist..
f, MES- Book Fair Class plays.
C 'VPK & School Readiness Fall
', Roundup at Family Service
i *Ma 11: BCHS- Gradua-
tion practice. 9:00 am, Memori-
2 al Staduim. Senior cook-out,
3 10:45 am, Memorial Sladuim.
l.9 Schodl Advisory Council Mtg..
9..3:30 pm. MES- Book fair.
A Class pla N.
a: *May 12:, BCHS- GCradua-
tionpractice, 10:00 am, Memo-
S rial Stadium. Graduation, 8:00
pm, Memorial Stadium.
$ BCMS- Field Day. KIS- Stu-
2 den/teacher talent show, 9:15-
10:45 am, Gym. WES- FCAT
cookout/games for 3rd grade.
, MES- Book fair
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, May 4, 2006 Page Ten
Wildcats' loss to Feriandina Beach in r.gionals
ends an exceptional seasonrunder
BY MICHAELRINKER over Suwannee County in the dis- ter to end the inning ..
Press SportsHA trict tournament; grounded to the The- Cats answered with
ports shortstop who threw to second to the bottom of the fourth.
Everything that fueled the force Lewis. Davis advanced to Mahlon Oglesby walk
Wildcats in their run to the district third and scored on a error by the was forced out 'when
championship backfired Tuesday Pirates' second baseman., Combs grounded to second.
in their 9-2 quarterfinal loss to Fernandina responded in the top Combs stole second then
Femandina Beach in the Class 4A of the fourth. on Wilson's double to left c
regionals at the.Baker High field. After getting the first two outs, When Davis grounded t
The pitchers couldn't get the pitcher Jarrell Rodgers, the win- to end the inning, the Cats
key outs and the hitters failed to ning pitcher against Suwannee. not score again.
pick up the clutch hits, but the surrendered two straight hits. The The Pirates turned a hi
biggest problem was the team's second was a hard shot off his leg. and a Cats' throwing error
defensive meltdown, which turned He then got two strikes on the run in the top of the fifth.
a winnable game into a rout. next batter and threw a great-look- The Cats wasted a leado
The Cats took a 1-0 lead in the ing pitch that the umpire called a in their half of the fifth and
bottom of the third. ball. A couple of 'pitches later, out single by Combs in the
Matt Wilson reached on an error Rogers left one up in the strike Fernandina led 4-2 into
to lead off the inning, but his pinch zone and the batter drove e it over of the seventh when they
runner was thrown out trying to the left field fence for a three-run
steal second in what appeared to be homer.
attempted hit and run, but Kelly Rogers hit the next batter and
Davis whiffed on the pitch. gave up a single before coach John
A couple of pitches later, how- Staples pulled him.
ever, he singled to center and Matt Wilson, who shutout Santa
Adam Lewis followed with a hit to Fe in the district championship. l i
right. Ryan Powell, who'd driven came on to strike out the next bat-
in the only run in the Cats' 1-0 win
five runs due primarily to the Cats'
five errors, including two play s that
that featured two errors each.
The Cats went three up and
three down in their last at bat.
.They finished the season 21-10,
nearly twice the 11 wins they had
Staples, in the first year of his
second stint as head coach, was
honored as. Baker County's coach
of the year in a presentation on the
field by high school principal
4 pm Monday
a run in
t batter ,
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d a one
Until the Fat Lady Sings
OBSERVATIONS BY BOB GERARD
The Jaguars are very pleased
with. their first couple of picks in
the NFL draft. They wanted a big,
strong, fast tight end and they got
him in UCLA star Marcedes
Lewis was the Mackey Award
winner for the top tight end at a
major college school. The 6'6" 262
pound Bruin emerged as a top pass
catcher and was a clutch receiver
over the course of the season. He is
a good blocker and has excellent
hands and good speed for someone
Lewis had a 126 receptions for
over 1500 yards and 21 touch-
downs, which shattered the UCLA
tight end record by over 40 catch-
es. He was a unanimous All
America and All PAC 10 selection.
The Jaguars need a clutch receiver
and Kyle Brady is nearing retire-,
ment. .. .. r., .
The second pick had another
decidedly Bruin, bent. The Jaguars
picked running back Maurice
Drew, a quick, small back who is
an excellentpunt returned. The 5'7"
209 pound runner had a punt return
average of 28.7 yards and almost
1000 yards rushing.
He scored 13. touchdowns and
had almost,500 yards receiving. He
is a good addition to the lineup and
might just fill a gap as, a reserve
back. He certainly should step right
in as a punt returned.
The Jaguars got a good third
round pick in Clint Ingram, a swift
linebacker from Oklahoma. The
Jaguars were thrilled Ingramin was
around in the third round; they'
were sure he'd be picked earlier.
The Jaguars think that Ingram
could challenge for a starting job as
Dee Webb, the mercurial Gator
defensive back is another interest-
ing pick. Webb has had good career
at Florida and this Near had an
interception and.a pair of forced
OGerall, the Jaguars graded out
with a B in most draft watchers
The Cardinals, who got Matt
Leinart, a steal at number 10 over-
all, the Jets, who scored with
D'Brickashaw .Ferguson and ,Leon
Washington, and the Eagles, who
took Broderick Bunkley and Max
Jean-Giles are the big winners.
In -terms of players from the
"state. who were drafted high, FSLU
was the big winner. They had five
first round players. Ferguson,
Bunkley, Kamerion Wimberly,
Antonio Cromartie and Ernie Sims
all were first round players.
Miami had two first rounders
and the Gators none.
The surprise pick was Mario
Williams the NC State defensive
end going ahead of Reggie Bush.
Houston needed a strong defensive
player and New Orleans got Bush.
Leinart, who would have been a
sure fire first round pick if he had
gone out as a junior, dropped nine
places by staying at USC.
Wildcats football begins long road back
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THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, May 4, 2006 Page Eleven
The final out against Santa Fe in the district championship game sent Wildcats onto the field to celebrate.
Baker County gh School wins district baseball championship
BY MICHAEL DRINKER
The Wildcats won the 4A-3 district baseball championship last
week behind dominating pitching performances by Matt Wilson
and Jarrell Rodgers, who closed out the tournament with a com-
bined scoreless streak of 19 consecutive innings.-
It was Baker High's first district championship since
1999, during head coach John Staples' first tour of duty
with the team. After several years away, he returned this
season to lead the Cats to a 2i-9 record. They won just 11
games last year.
The Wildcats were scheduled to play Fernandina Beach
Tuesday night in the quarterfinals of the regional tourna-
ment. See the previous page for late results from the game.
In the district tournament, which also was played here,
the Cats challenged the old sports adage that it's hard to
beat a team every time you play them in a season.
After losing both games to Santa Fe High School during
the regular season, the Cats beat them 5-0 in the champi-
onship game Friday night.
In the semifinal game, which was moved to Thursday
after Wednesday was rained out, Baker defeated Suwannee
County 1-0 after losing twice to the Bulldogs in the regular
The exception to the rule, however, came in the first
round when the Cats dispatched Ridgeview High School
for the third time this year.
Against the Raiders in the championship game, Wilson
gave up just three hits in picking up his second complete-
game win in the tournament. He beat Ridgeview 4-2 -
Playing as the visiting team against the higher-seeded
Raiders, the Cats jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first. The
key hit was a two-out, two-run double by second baseman
With one out, the Wildcats loaded the bases when Wil-
son, Kelly Davis and Adam Lewis all reached. Ryan Pow-
ell grounded out into a fielder's choice as pinch runner Ja-
marr Farmer scored. A walk reloaded the bases bringing
Tyson to the plate.
The guy they call "Tiny" came
up big with a two-bagger to left
field scoring two runs, giving
Wilson and the Cats some breath-
In the bottom of the first, the
Raiders went three up and three
down as Wilson threw first-pitch
strikes to each batter. He struck ,i
out the last batter of the inning
and the first two in the second,
but after getting the next hitter 0-
2 he surrendered a single to left.
Wilson retired the next eight
Above, Josh Whitehead and .
the baseball arrive at sec-
ond base, but the throw .. .
bounced into center field as
Whitehead went to third. He
scored on a ground out by
Ryan Powell. It was the on- -
ly run in the Cats' win over ...
Suwannee County. t.
batters before allowing a one-out single in the fifth. The only oth-
er hit off him was a seventh-inning single.
Meanwhile, the Cats picked up a run in the fifth when Wilson
beat out a grounder in the hole at short. One out later, Lewis hit
an RBI triple to left-center.
About the only misstep of the game came after Powell reached
first after being hit by a pitch. He took off for second while Lewis
broke for home on-the throw. T1he Raiders' second baseman
stepped in front of the bag, took the throw and fired the ball back
to the catcher. Lewis avoided the tag but missed the plate and
wasthen tagged out to end the inning.
The Cats picked up their final run when Wilson walked to lead
off the seventh. Davis grounded into a force out at second,
then scored on a double by Lewis.
"These guys deserve these accolades as much as any
club I've ever had," Staples said in a written statement.
"We were not very good in July, but you can bet your last
dollar we can bring it now.
"These kids know the legacy of how this program was
in the late '90s and how they are expected to peak at play-
off time. They accepted that challenge...."
Although the Santa Fe game was for the championship,
the semifinal game against Suwannee may have been
The long-time rival Bulldogs were ranked tenth in the
state in Class 4A.
The game was as tense and well played as any you're
going to see.
"The kids were juiced for two days thinking about this
one and I don't think anyone could have stopped them,"
Staples said. "The home crowd was electrifying and kept
the momentum on our side all night."
Rodgers, a sophomore, pitched a gem, giving up just
four hits and rising to the occasion whenever the Dogs
After surrendering a leadoff single in the bottom of the
second, he struck out the next two batters and got the third
on a grounder to second.
The next inning, after a two-out, two-strike single he
struck out the next batter to end the inning.
Then in fourth, the Dogs got a one-out single, but
Rodgers induced a 5-4-3 doubleplay.
The real trouble he ran into was in the sixth when he
surrendered a one-out, infield single. One out later, he is-
sued a walk, but got the third out on a lazy fly ball to right.
He closed out the game with a
1-2-3 ninth inning, including a
pair of ground outs and a soft lin-
er to short.
The Cats scored the only run
of the game in the second. After
Lewis walked, pinch runner Josh
Whitehead stole second and went
to third when the throw caromed
into center. He scored on Pow-
"Baker County folks love win-
ners and I have 21 for them right
now," Staples said.
Left, Dastin Combs slides
into third well ahead of the
throw from Suwannee's
centerfielder. Combs stole
second, then went to third
when the catcher's throw
skipped into the outfield.
The Wildcats stole five
bases against the Bulldogs.
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Tax tips to know before buying and selling
By Jared Wilkerson curred during the sale just keeping the math Well, first things first: If you've already sold a
simple, property this year and this program sounds like
Now that tax season is pretty much behind That $50,000 is taxable under capital gains a good idea, forget it. Seller's must elect to
us and most property owners have stopped regulations. There are several avenues that de- use the 1031 prior to the sale of the property
shaking their fists in the air termine what percentage of that money will be in order to qualify. In order to do that, the sell-
and debating the pros and paid toward taxes, but we'll use 15% here be- ers must choose an intermediary to handle the
cons of a tax-free anarchic cause it's not that hard to get the amount paperwork and act as a liaison between the
society with friends in their down to that level. Under normal circum- property owner and the IRS. Technically, the in-
social circles, it seems like stances, $7,500 will go straight to the taxman. termediary will actually be the one to take pos-
B *- .. as good a time as any to If your intention was to reinvest that money session of the properties being bought and
discuss a way that folks into some more real property, $42,500 goes a sold and then transfer those titles to the other
E i might save a little money long way toward a down payment, but the parties involved. Surprisingly, intermediaries
next year in regard to real whole $50,000 goes a lot further. Setting up a are neither licensed nor state or federally regu-
estate taxes. 1031 exchange will allow you to reinvest all of lated. For the most part, anyone with an es-
l First of all, crow account, the proper forms,
Jared wsllerson. Realtor a litt per- and a calculator can legally do it.
spective: the majority of profit So, make sure this isn't your in-
loss related to selling a piece of W hen you can use the termediary's first go 'round and
property occurs thanks to good xnh t rA that they don't keep a packed
o' Uncle Sam. It takes a bit of ood 1031 tax deferred exchange suitcase in the trunk of their car g
doing and the stars and planets before you commit to one. They
have to align just right, but it is 1. The property must be intended for invest- usually charge somewhere
possible to pay as much as around $500 for their services
40% of the net profits from the ment purposes or business use. Personal and aren't hard to find at all.
sale of real property to the IRS residences are out. No worries; a married Next, you will need to select
in the form of capital gains tax- uple already gets three potential replacement prop-
es. Best case scenario, sellers couple already gets a $500,000 exemption erties within 45 days of closing
I will still have to pay at least on capital gains in their homestead. on the relinquished property. If
EV 15% of their profits. 2. The value of the replacement property (or you. don't actually end up buying
Like anything else that seems one of these potentials, there's
unfair in the way of government properties, if more than one) cannot ex- no penalty, it's just the, rules the
imposed laws, someone has ceed 200% of the value of the relinquished IRS has to know that you intend
created a loophole to avoid pay- property to buy something. A replacement
ing these gains taxes as well. property. must actually be purchased with-
I'm referring to an instrument 3. Buying a property that costs less than the in 180 days to still get the ex-
known as a 1031 tax deferred relinquished property is allowed, but will re- emptionnon a delayed exchange.
exchange. One thing to watch out for regard-
If you've never heard of this suit in a surplus of funds. This surplus is ing this 180 days rule is April
before, don't worry; lots of peo- called a "boot" and is taxable. 15th. If tax time hits before the
ple get that quizzical tilted-head 4. must be considered "like- properties both close, and the
look when their agents ask if 4. Property types must be considered like- 1031 applicant has not filed for
they've considered a 1031 for kind" in relation to one another, i.e., du- an income tax extension, it's all
the sale of a propertyplexes for four-plexes, investment proper over. The capital gains taxes will
1031s aren't really all that have to be paid.
difficult to sort out. There's a ties for business properties, etc. Not every property will qualify
book at the public library that's as a replacement. The con-
346 pages that claims to be a densed rules for establishing
beginner's guide. the profit. If you're into real estate investing for suitability are:
j If you're not up for that kind of light reading, the long run, then you're probably not going to 1. The property must be intended for invest-
I'll lay out the simple version here. Before I do, try to keep this money for personal purposes ment purposes or business use. Personal resi-
it's important to note that the name of the in- anyway. So, let it ride. dences are out. No worries; a married couple
strument is tax deferred, not tax exempt. The That way, the next property you purchase will already gets a $500,000 exemption on capital
taxes on the sale of these properties will be be larger, meaning that it will be worth more, gains in their homestead.
paid (indirectly) when the owner finally sells the meaning that it will appreciate by more money 2. The value of the replacement property (or X
last property in a "string" of properties on the every year than the smaller property you'd af- properties, if more than one) cannot exceed
1031 cycle. However, no taxes will be paid for ford without the 1031. 200% of the value of the relinquished property. ,
the entire duration of ownership of various After about five or six cycles of doing this, 3. Buying a property that costs less than the
properties so long as the money keeps rolling the difference in property values between us- relinquished property is allowed, but will result
over into new properties. ing 1031s and not using them can easily reach in a surplus of funds. This surplus is called a ,
Here's how it works: Suppose you purchase six figures. "boot" and is taxable. .
a property for $100,000. After two years of ap- Once the final property is sold and you're 4. Property types must be considered "like-
preciation, the property is worth $150,000. ready to move to Bermuda, you'll have to pay kind" in relation to one another, i.e., duplexes
Not bad at all. If you sell the property in the the capital gains taxes which apply to that final for four-plexes, investment properties for busi-
usual manner, that would be a profit of property. The math works out so that there's a ness properties, etc.
$50,000. Of course for the purposes of this il- lot more profit you get to actually walk away Now that the existence of this option is
lustration, I'm neglecting not only your initial in- with in the long run. (See Page 2)
vestment capital, but also any closing costs in- So what are the rules? '
The following land transac-
tions were recorded in the
Baker County courthouse April
16-30, 2006. Values are de-
rived' from documentary
stamps. Many descriptions
are by S(ection) T(ownship')
Rangee. If acreage or price
are not listed, none were indi-
cated in the documents.
Barber, Charles Thomas to Homes
By Gray Inc in Town of Macclenny Bk
Cypress Pointe of Macclenny LLC
to Maronda Homes Inc of Florida in
Cypress Pointe Unit 1 Lots
Wiggins, Peggy W in Whitney,
Dustin in 25-2s-20e, $45,000
Hobbs, Floyd M in Baker County
Florida in 4-3s-22e. $10
Baker County Florida to Hobbs.
Floyd M in 4-3s-22e, $10
Barber, Joe B to Baker County
Florida in 4-3s-22e, $10
Davis, Robert A to Decausemaker,
Jon R in 20-1s-21e. $240,000
Bagley, Christopher E to Bagley,
Calvin R in 33-ls-21, $0
Barfield. William M to Staggs,
Chris in Jerry W Thomas Sub Lot 6 Bk
Griffis, James Ato Rutland, Earl E,
Bennett, Vince A to Mccawley,
Michael in Cannon Heights Phase
One Lot 2. $325,900
Thacker. Carmen to Bennett, Vince
A in 5-3s-21e, $200,000
Starling, Esther Clemons to
Newmans, Eva Sue in 01-2s-22e,
Long, Kelly C to Whitehead, Paul C
in River Oaks Est Lot 7, $10
Conner, Leon to 6onner, Leon in
Taylor, Leo to Bailey,, Stephen M in
Lerdo, Hans Georg to Agra, Tyane
V in Old Nursery Plantation Lot 35,
Taylor, Leo to Libby, Richard S in
Crews, Jeffrey Wayne to Hunt,
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sified ads from
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS Thursday, May 4, 2006 Section B Page Two
April 16-30 land sales
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James T in Town of Macclenny Lot 1
Bk 67, $86,000
Hamlin, Jack J Sr to Rockefeller,
William R in Macclenny II Unit II Lot 8
Bk C, $278,000
Canaday, Ty to Griffis, Blake C in
Sands, Cecil to Sands, Ralph in 19-
Thompson, Victor James to Martin.
Brandon L in Turkey Creek Ret Unit 3
Lot 6, $25,000.
Epperson, Margaret Brimington to
Yarborough, David T in Turkey Creek
Ret Unit 2 Lot 15 Bk 3, $10
Jack Lee Contruction Inc to Thrift,
James H Sr in Copper Creek Hills Unit
3 Lot 15, $45,000
Raulerson, T J to Bennett, Agie
Jessie in 35-in-20e, $7,500
Harris, Hugh C to Gazdick, Barbara
H in 9-1s-21e, $0
Harris, Hugh C to Harris, Bradley
Clayton in 16-1s-2ie, $0
Miller, Shawn P to Miller, Shawn P
in 7-2s-22e, $0
Iverson, Cornell B. to Iverson,
Susan Bennett in 1-1s-20e, $10
Osceola Land & Timber Corp to
Madison Group LLC in 17-3s-21e,
Baker Counts Development
Commission to Jonns, Walter D in 5-
Reed, James E to Smith, Ellen H in
Macclenny South Lot 13 Bk 1.
Macglen Builders Inc to. Watkins,
Grace M in Cooper Creek Hills Uni 2
Lot 6, $202,000
Williams, James Larue to Hickman,
Adam M in Copper Creek Hills Unit 2
Lot 19, $199,900
Sirk, Robert Edward to Olsen, Barry
in 25-2s-21e, $158,000
Smola,, Richard to B & R Home
Builders Inc in Powells Add To Town of
Macclenny Lot 3 Bk A, $44,000
Hodges, Jeanie Michele to Reed,
Henry T in'Town of Macclenny Lot 3 Bk
Cobb, Steven E to Taylor, James M
in The Hills of Glen Tract A, $209,000
Ziegler, Lonnie D to Ziegler, Lonnie,
D in 8-2s-21e,,$10:.
Braritley, William David to Crews,
James in 29-ls-21e, $65,000
Rewis, /Glenda Fish to Mcgowan,
Douglas F in Cuyler Field Lot 16 Bk 2,
Brown, Cheryl A to Fish, Patricia L
in Family Oak Est Siub Lot 5; $32,295
Harris, Earl to Harris, Steve in 13-
3s-21e Lot 6, $10
Thornton, Owen E to Williams,
Kevin in 15-4s-20e, $90,000
Crews, Jeffrey Jr to Crews, Jamie D
in 8-3s-22e, $0
Tuci-er. Michael D to Barfield.
William M in Town of Glen St Mary Bk
65 And 68, $185,000
D'elia, Gregory J to Braddock, Roy
in Copper Creek Hills Unit 2 Lot 28,
Davis, Ora lo SnooP, Karen in 29-
Raulerson. T J to Davis, Windell R
in 25-1n-20e, $22.500
Town of Glen St Mary to Knowles,
Patrick K in 36-2s-21e, $10
Phaneuf, Norman to Chancey,
Lottie in 17-is-21e, $29,147
White, Kenneth F to Johns, Joann
in 36-2s-21e, $80,000
Williamson, Rudolph P Jr to Rock
Contractors Inc in 7-3s-22e, $65,000
Chupp, Charles 0 to Crews,
Richard Keith in Gadsden Heights Lot
Crews, Richard Keith to Isaac,
Matthew M in Gadsden Heights Sub
Lot 11,12, $176,000
.Mercantile Bank to Sharpe,
Michael in Deerfield Sub Lots 20,21
Bk 1, $52,000
Acosta, Daniel M to Acosta, Brenda
in 8-la-21e. $10
Williams, Lois M to Williams, Edwin
in 7-4s-20e, $10
MccormicK, Clayton A to Holbrooks,
Elmer A in Macclenny Acres Lot 16,
Holbrooks, Elmer A to Mccormick,
Claytpn A in Maqclenny Acres Lot 16,
Lee, Maurice to Poturich, Nicholas
J in 31-2s-22e, $10
Cypress Pointe of Macclenny to
Maronda Homes Inc of Florida in
Cypress Pointe Lot 43,44,45,47,
Griffis, Wyman to Taylor, Johnny in
Kirkland. Timothy to Keeney,
Kristoprir in William Knabb Add Lot 1
Bk B. $94,900
Rhoden, Larry Jr to Taylor, Mark A
in Lot 16 Block. of Er Rhodens
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Discount or Full Service: Does it really matter?
By Jared Wilkerson
The other day I was reading an arti-
cle in the paper about the advantages
of using a discount broker rather than
a full-service company when selling a
home. As I read the article, I remem-
ber thinking about how great it sound-
ed and somewhere toward the end,
the consumer in me must have decid-
ed that if I ever needed to sell a home,
a discount broker certainly sounded
like the way to go. About that time, the
realtor in me, who had been tapping
his foot impatiently for some time, just
walked right up and slapped my con-
sumer-side dead in the face and
reminded him that i am a realtor and,
more importantly, that I work for a full-
service broker. I pulled the two apart.
and made them hug, and then started
looking at the problem objectively.
Home sellers do, in fact, have a lot
of choices to go over and work out in.
today's market. Once they finally get
to the point where they've decided that
in order to sell this place and get mov-
ing, they'd better call in some big guns
(A real estate agent), one of the hard-
est things to figure out is which realtor
to choose out of the 6,200 available in
the local area. After working with sev-
eral agents in many different facets of
my job, I can state with the utmost of
confidence that they are NOT all the
Here's my little diatribe on con-
sumers today it'll be fun:
There are so many options to
choose from in all aspects of con-
sumerism that many people no longer
recognize the difference between a
commodity meaning that all things
are pretty much the same and a value
added product meaning that you pret-
ty much get what you pay for. Since
the first day that a guy set up a little
stand-in the town square and started
selling something, there has always
been another guy who couldn't wait to
figure out how to make that something
a little cheaper and set up his own
stand right next to the first guy.
Unfortunately for the consumer, the
cheaper guy usually had. to cut some
pretty important corners in order to do
that, and the folks who bought from
him eventually ended up coming back
because the thing broke. Nothing has
changed. There will always be some-
one out there offering something,
cheaper. You can either buy the cheap
one ,and -then subsequently buy it
again a few times, or you can just get
the quality product the first time and
never have to worry about it again.
The problem with why people opt for
tne crheap version in the first pla'ce'is
that most consumers today know the
cost of everything and the value of
nothing. Remember, the bitter after-
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taste of poor quality far outlasts the
sweetness of its price.
So, h6w does this equate to the
world of real estate companies? Well,
the truth is that a discount broker will
often sell your home in a relatively rea-
sonable amount of time and will be
very helpful on the way to
closing on the property. .
This is especially true if your
home is located in an area
that is considered to be a
hot market; On the other
hand, and I invite any real- .
tor who'd like to argue with .
me about this to do so,,
there is one number that
home sellers are generally \,
the most concerned with
that needs to be considered
here: The final sales price.
I've run these numbers. My Jared Wike
company has run these
numbers. The discounters have run
these numbers. I'm certain these
numbers are correct and accurately
portray the bottom dollar figures.
There is a term we use in real estate
called the "List-to-Sale Ratio." This
number is a percentage based on what
the sellers were asking for their home
and what it finally sold for. The closer
that number is to 100 percent, the bet-
ter. Often times, when priced and mar-
keted properly, a home will go above
When comparing the average list-to-
sale ratio between discounters and
full-service brokers, the
discounters never win.
This is because of the cpr-
ner cutting and several
other things that I won't
S,.* bother with in .this article
simply because it would be
i too space-consuming.
brokers are not going to
have the lowest commis-
sion, that certainly does
not mean that they do not
produce the highest net for'
on, Realtor their sellers.. After all, that
is the chief concern of
most sellers "what do we walk away
Part of'the problem with how the
discounters fall from grace is that they
advertise that they'll do the job for a
flat fee. People get excited about sav-
ing the money and invite the agent out
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to their home to hear more. Once
there, the agent explains that this flat
fee covers only a scenario in which the
home is sold by an agent from that
company or the listing agent them-
selves, which I assure you is very rare.
So rare, in fact, that in the real estate
biz we call selling your own listing "hav-
ing a birthday," because it might hap-
pen once a year.
Sellers are then advised that plac-
ing the home on the Multiple Listing
Service (MLS) will help to ensure that
the home sells faster and ,for more
money due to greater exposure.
However, this is not free. The MLS
rules state that in order to market a
home on the service, a compensation
must be provided to other agents who
bring in buyers. That compensation is
a commission just like any other com-
pany would charge. The good thing
about this commission is that it is only
one-half of the transaction, so. it costs
about half as much as a full-service
listing. Of course, that half is then
added to the flat fee the discounter is
charging in the first place. On the aver-
age house, that brings the cost up to
about 1.7 percent less than dealing.
with "most full service brokers to begin
with. Add this cost to the cost of hav-
ing the home sell for less than the full-
service brokers' average based on
their current list-to-sale ratios (which
most of the time is a difference of
about 2 4% of the total purchase
price) and it has just cost the seller
* more money to sell with a discount
broker. It also took longer.
Now, I know what a lot of you are
thinking, "He's a full-service agent. Of
course he's gonna say that." Well, I
am a bit biased on this one. That's
why I don't want anyone out there to
take my word for it. So at long last,
here's the tip:
When it, comes time to list the
home with a REALTOR, ask to see
their company's list-to-sale ratio for
your area. Trust me; every.real estate
agent has them. If they don't have
them, they're not very serious about
their job. If they do have them but just
say they don't, that probably means
that they wish you hadn't brought it up.
Either way, it's an important thing to
consider when putting one of your
biggest investments into someone
Now of course it's possible for a
company with a bad record to do a
good job with your home in particular.
Just keep in mind that a company's
track record is a good indicator of how
they operate and will likely do in the'
future. Most people aren't willing to
gamble with their money on that level
once they're aware of all the facts, but
it's up to you. Remember that the def-
inition of insanity is doing the same
thing the same way and expecting to
get different results...or was the defi-
nition of insanity a guy who refers to
his many personalities as individuals
and allows them to dluke it out? I can
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5.79 acres zoned RCMH-.5 can be subdivided into one unit per 1/2 acre with well
and septic with approved plat and installation of paved road into subdivision.
Owner financing with 20% down. $230,000
Commercial building with 3004 SF that could be rented to 3 tenants., $450,000.
Commercial 2 story, 3153 SF building that can accommodate 3 tenants.
A little piece of heaven on the St. Mary's River
Don't miss this opportuni. A pristine river lot with a 2/2 all Cypress home sit-
ting on 2.5 acreEi'r Ii woods of the earth.
Cypress siding, 3> J|iter tops. Wood burn-
ing fireplace, spares to list in this ad.
Home needs to be finished and buyer will pay $3000 towards finishing 2nd BR
and BA. Price a bargain at $189,900.
Bring on the Investors!
.43 acre comer lot, zoned commercial, entry from East Blvd. and road frontage
on SR 90. Pre-determined, pre-approved for a 5400 sq ft building plus 1086 sq
ft for paved area. No Wetlands! Permit determination in hand for a mini-storage.
Incredible investment potential in the City of Macclenny. Only $165,000. Seller
will do owner financing with 20% down or bring a cash offer and we can nego-
3 BR/2 BA, updat
pool, new green
owner will leave]:
plan, above ground
e storage shed and
8.35 acres.with 1400 SF brick home that was not completed. Some framing and
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, living roho hen with lots of room
to roam. The bI U B I I] [IPatio that looks out to
a beautifully lanr "--cked pond, nice trees
and even more space to grow. Only 06,900Price to sell fast and easy! This
piece also has some commercial prospect to it, but you have to see it to appre-
GEORGIA LISTINGS- TIN -
WOWI Can't.beat this beauty
Brand new home, 1400 SF, 3/2 on large
city lot in St. George, G6. Just completed
with new everything! Nice high vaulted .
ceilings, beautiful light fixtures, brand new *
stainless steel kitchen appliances,,wood cainets, inside laundry, huge open liv-"
ing room with vinyl wood floors. WWC throughout, close 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 Sew inq o cu" oweit w l
Gorgeous 4BR/2BA Fleetwood on 2.56
acres of beautifully landscaped prop-W & I4
erty. Large open floor plan with vaulted "''
cathedral ceilings, formal DR & LRW I te i R e C&-i-Rl( (uL
plus a great room. Jacuzzi tub with
separate shower in enormous master ... .... .. .L.t.
bath. New privacy fencing in a home
that looks & feels brand new. Just north of the FUGA line in walking distance of *** (e i ...
the St. Mary's River. Don't miss all this value for only $129,900. [W wit get it d g!
Watson Realty Corp. RE"ATORS*
One person to guide you...
an entire team behind you!
I will pay you
your closing costs-
if I can't sell your ,,
home within 30 days
of listing with me.
Just ask to see my RE TO
30 dayififi1a. ing i .: Di..0899.
Mo bie: 94.71.676
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Buy now & receive free
I E-wire house package
I Full security with extra keypad
I Six additional phone / cable outlets
I Built-in over-the-range microwave
I Electric fireplace w/ remote &
.1 marble surround
I *' Upgraded ceramic wall tile in 1 bath
I Fungus resistant roof shingles
I Stain-resistant carpet
I Programmable thermostat .. I
I Classique style interior doors
I '10 Year Structural Warranty
Valued over $9,000 ex res 65-12-06
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Very 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. Aft1,,dable at
A Little Bit of History! This 2,445 sf house was built circa 1910 and
also has a separate commercial building on the lot (right). The home
may be renovated for offices, retail, restaurant or any other use allowed
in a Commercial General Zone. Lot size is 99' x 215' with lots of poten-
tial for two separate businesses. 99' frontage on US Hwy. 90 and 215'
frontage on First Street. $495,000
Ronald E Blake,
Licensed Florida & Georgia Broker
Bed, beautiful temp-pedic memory Now accepting antique furniture on
foam mattress & box springs,new in consignment. Pieces have to be in Thursday. Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-
plastic, with warranty, retail $950, good condition. Call Karin at South- ... Tu day. Corner of 5Sh St & No8:h 0 l
must sell $379. Can deliver. 904- ern Charm 259-4140. 2/13tfc a dayorner of 5
n /,. .;;.jH ... Many new items. Gamt sale.
858-9350. 4/113-5 4p Affnrdable & dnndh t m Many new items. Gaint sale.
ped, L IF
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Maytag Atlantis washer & dryer,
oversize capacity, heavy duty, $300
pair. 904-422-3093. 4/27-5/4p
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King. pillowtop, new with warranty,
$259, can deliver. 904-391-0015.
Selling dirt & slag. Truck for hire.
622-7489 or 259-7452.4/20-5/llp
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-
Dining suite, carved solid wood, 6
chairs; 5 piece bedroom suite; dining
table, seats 8, Chippendale wood
base w/beveled glass top; other dec-
orator items. 259-3414 or 962-
Artists! Oils, acrylics, water colors,
canvases, drawing pads and much
more! The Office Mart, 110 S. Fifth
Street, 259-3737., tfc
Epson Stylus color 600 printer, $25..
Brand new set Pro Comp Xterrain,
35/12.50R15, $650; 1990 Jeep
Wrangler, excellent condition, $6500.
904-482-2653 cell, call anytime.
Day lily sale, 50; each. in bloom.
259-3803. .. 5/4-6/8c.
10 Holophane bay lighting units
w/20+ 250 watt sodium 1 amps,
used, excellent condition. $500.
3x24 ft., 29 gauge, metal roofing;
2x6. 44 ft.. load bearing trusses.
Coachman camper, perfect for
hunters, needs some TLC, $800
OBO. 626-8639. 5/4p
2002 Volkswagon Jetta, red, 4 door,
5 speed auto, 1.8 turbo, sunroof,
52K miles, great on gas, '$12,000
OBO. 259-5723. 4/27-5/4p
2003 Chevy Z71 pickup, short cab,
stepside, black with grey interior, au-
tomatic, air, power windows/seats,
CD, sprayed-in bedliner, dual ex-
haust, 48K miles, $16,550. 707-
1984 Buick Electra, rebuilt engine,
new tires, rebuilt transmission, etc.,
$2000 OBO. 904-389-6661 or 904-
334-1207 cell. 5/4p,
2002 Ford F150, V6, 51K miles,
$11,000. 259-6038 or 614-6624.
1998 Honda Accord, 4 door, green,
1tajl ;--lather. interior, po.W.er
wiridows/'locks, sunroof, CD/cas-
sette, 140K, runs great, good condi-
tion, $6000 OBO. 874-6571. 5/4c
Cash for your junk car or truck. I
haul. 904-509-0921. 5/4-10/26p
Must Go Now! 2002 Mercury Sable
stationwagon, x-low miles, excellent
condition, all options, 904-266-3309.
after 6:00 pm. 5/4-18p
Do you have a junk car or truck you
want hatuled-off orto sell? 259-
Concealed weapons class, May
16th, 6:00-8:00 pm at Hole in the
Wall, $45. Photography available.
Call 259-6568 to sign up. This will be
the last class until the fall. 5/4-11p
Tree trimming removal and clean up.
Licensed and insured. 259-7968.
Housecleaning. Dependable, has ref-
erences. Call Alice at 259-5500.
Local retired man will mow your
grass reasonable. 904-304-0130.
aca4i ( Owned SMornem uitdet
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 May 12, 2006.
C0G0020680 Corp. (904) 724-7800
take care of your cleaning needs. Al-
so available evenings & weekends.
Call 259-8310. 5/4p
Shiz-tzu puppies, 3 females left,
beautiful puppies, 10 weeks old-,
$250 each. 259-9438. 5/4-11p
Two Brangus bulls w/papers, 17
'months old, $1200 OBO. 904-813-
Dogs: all types from puppies to
adults. Animal Control, $50 boarding
fees will apply. 259-6786. 11/20tfc
Found: Hound Dog, near 125 & Glen
Nursery Rd. Call & identify 259-
Lost dog, 228 & Rowe Barber Rd.
area, missing since 4/28. Solid red
miniature Dachshund, male, has
been neutered. If found, call 259-
Notice to readers:
SThe newspaper often publishes classified
advertising on subjects like work-at-home,
weight loss products, health products.
While the newspaper uses reasonable
discretion in deciding on publication of
such ads, it takes no responsibility as to
the truthfulness of claims. Respondents
should use caution and common sense
beforer e ending any mn. yy..or making oth
er corn itments oased 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 to
be true, it probably is. The Baker County
Equipment operators with land clear-
ing experience. Allbright Contracting
Company specializing in erosion con-
trol now hiring the following posi-
tions: crew leaders, equipment oper-
ators, laborers, class A CDL drivers.
Valid driver's license is a must. Fax
resume to 904-275-3292 or call
275-4960. EOE/drug free workplace.
Thursday & Friday 9:00 am-4:00 pm,
710 Chipshot Drive off Lowder St. Re-
frigerator, aquarium, 60" table.
Friday only 8:00 am-1:00 pm, Dixie Mi-
ni Storage, 8th Street.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?, Corner
of Blair St. & Ohio Ave. Electric stove.
child's bedroom set, girl's clothes up
to size 14/16, some new men's ,
clothes up to 3X. lots of Dora the Ex-
plorer stuff, etc. Spring cleaning sale.
Friday & Saturday 8:30 am-?, Shortputt Dr. Home decor,
women's clothes sizes 4-12, girl's 2-3T. Victoria crib, bedding,
etc. Huge 2 family sale.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?, 10255 N. Glen Ave., Glen. Big
Friday & Saturday 9:00 am-noon, Magnolia Dr., off Miltondale,
* behind Richard's Meat Market. Living room set $400. glass dining
f room table $50. console TV, baby girl & boy clothes 4-6. toys, to
much to mention. Moving/4 families sale.
Friday & Saturday 8:00 am-?, 7935 Madison Dr.. Glen.
Saturday 8:00 am-?, 90 W. to Staci Rd., just before Soul's Harbor
church, on right. Glen. Follow signs. Weather'permitting.
S.. Saturday 10:00 am-3:00 pm, CR 127 N to O.C. Home Rd, left to
20164 Lawton Conner Rd. Clothes, dishes, rocking chairs, tools,
bikes, Skytrack exerciser, much more. No early birds!!
Saturday 9:00 am-?, Hwy 90, First Assembly of God, Baldwin.
Huge yard sale & car wash. Proceeds benefit youth department.
Saturday 8:00 am-noon, 1169 Copper Gate PI. Twin bed, boy's
clothes, baby stuff, lots of miscellaneous.
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'
Part time with full time potential.
Looking for motivated, qualified per-
'-Lsor'"in Bake' and surrounding count
S trs. Experience in sales helpful. Re-
ply with resume and references to
P.O. Box 598, Macclenny, FL 32063.
A Touch of Grass Lawn Service
needs experienced full time licensed
driver. 259-7335. 3/23tfc
Truss builders needed. A&R Truss.
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, Fl 32063. 4/6tfc
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
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
Experienced painters needed, good
pay. 275-2712. 5/4p
G PRITCHETT TRUCKING
Local $575 $675 Home Every Night
OTR $650-$800+ Home 1-2 Nights Plus Weekends
Health/Life Insurance Available Paid Vacation
401 K Weekly Bonus $500 Quarterly Safety/Performance Bonus
DOT Inspection Bonus Driver Referral Bonus
A GOOD COMPANY FOR GOOD DRIVERS!!
Over 1800 Sq.Ft.
Full Stucco Large Lot
$ 10,430i i*n savings
plus up to $7, 0 in closing costs
Pier 6 Seafood now accepting appli-
cations for all positions. 259-6123.
Finish dozer & backhoe- operator, 3
yrs. experience, benefits, insurance.
Maxville. DFWP. Call 289-7000.o
Pest control lawn tech, $26K plus,
will train, good benefits, must have
valid Florida driver's license. Call
Experienced roofers needed. Built up
roofing a plus, pay based on experi-
ence, $11-$15 per hour. 259-8633.
Travelodge.is now taking applica-
tions for desk clerk, must be able to
work all three shifts & weekends. No
Phone Calls. Apply in person between
9:00 am-4:00 pm, 1651 S. 6th St
Full-time salesperson, Wednesday -
Saturday, hourly plus commission.
Apply in person at Badcock, 701 S.
5tfi St., bring resume with you.
Full-time experienced construction
secretary for local construction com-
pany. Must have a minimum of 3
years experience & knowledgeable in
Microsoft Word & Excel. Please fax
your resume to 904-259-6359.
Covenant Underground Utilities, Inc.
is looking for an experienced pipelay-
er & a tailman. Please call 259-
9461 for more information. 4/27-
Health Information Specialist. Posi-
tion #59338. Northeast Florida State
Hospital, a 553 bed inpatient mental
health facility in Macclenny, Florida,
is seeking an experienced profes-
sional to coordinate all coding func-
tions. Duties include inpatient, radi-
ology and laboratory coding. A mini-
mum of three years of coding experi-
ence or certification as a Registered
Health Information Technician (RHIT)
is required. Salary is commensurate
with experience. Hours are 8:00 am-
4:30 pm, Monday Friday. Please ap-
ply pnline at
For more information, contact Kaila
Givens at 904-259-6211 ext. 1144.
Driver wanted. CDL not necessary,
ton truck, home at night, off week-
ends, clean DVR, pass drug test,
start pay $400/week, $50 raise af-
ter 1st 6 months, $50 raise after
next 6 months, some mechanical
knowledge. 904-653-1656 leave
Full time position for Licensed Practi-
cal Nurse working at the Baker Coun-
ty Health Dept. in the Healthy Start
Program. Candidate will provide sup-
portive & educational services to
pregnant women & the families of in-
fants up to age one regarding healthy
pregnancy practices & well child
care. The goal of the program is to
reduce infant mortality in Baker
County & ensure that infants receive
appropriate health care. Case man-
agement skills & home visitation ex-
perience is preferred. Monday Fri-
day, 8:00 am-4:30 pm. This is a
State of Florida position. Please ap-
ply online or at Baker County Health
Dept. before Friday, May 12, 2006.
259-8267 ext. 2255. 5/4c
Michael & Jonathan's Landscaping
has positions open for experienced
lawn service person & experienced
landscape irrigation person. Salary
negotiable, paid vacations & 5 paid
holidays, insurance.benefits avail-
able. 259-7388. 5/4-11c
Thrift Log Homes. 259-2900. 5/4-
Drivers. Great pay, bonus program.
Solos: average $900-$1100/week.
Teams: 1 guaranteed 5200
miles/weekly. Owner/operators wel-
come. CDL-A 2 years 'experience re-
quired. CallAnita at 800-451-5529.
Okefenoke Rural Electric Member-
ship Corporation is offering a line-
man position for our Baker County
service area. There is a residency
requirement; If you are interested in
applying for this position, please pick
up an application at any of our head-
quarters or district offices. Applica-
- tions & resume may be e-mailed to
tions' will be accepted until Friday,
May 5, 2006, at 5:00 pm. Okefenoke
REMC is a Drug Free/Equal Opportu-
nity Employer. 5/4c
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which makes it illegal to advertise "any
preference, limitation or discrimination
based on race, color, religion, sex, handi-
cap, familiar status or national origin, or
an intention, to make any such prefer-
ence, limitation or discrimination." Famil-
ial status includes children under the age
of 18 living with parents or legal custodi-
ans, pregnant women and people secur-
ing custody of children under 18.
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violation of the law. Our readers are here-
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in this newspaper are available on an
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Country home in "Taylor", .99 acre,
4 BR, I BA, many extras, fruit trees
& sugar shelter. 259-7479. 5/4p
Prime commercial lot on US,90,
close to 121 with old structure,
$149,900. 318-9019. 5/4c
1.74 acres with 2001 Fleetwood DW,
3 BR, 2 BA, 1680 SF, fireplace, disn-
washer, electric stove, huge great
room & kitchen, also 1200 SF de-
tached garage, covered dog pen, 100
SF pump shed. Very convenient to
town, $200,000. 259-5723.
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.
Home in the country, 3 BR, 2 BA,
28x64 doublewide on 1.67 acres
with 8x20 screen room on back,
24x24 garage, $120,000 OBO. 237-
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.
1/2 acre in Glen, no mobile homes,
$39,900. 904-525-8630. 4/20tfc
City Lot, South Boulevard, Macclen-
ny. Appraised at $19,000; asking
$17,900. Financing available. 759-
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
St. Mary's River Bluff Road, GA. 5
miles north of Macclenny, 2.3 acres,
private, river access, septic, well, re-
cently constructed 24'x24' building,
$42,000; 24 ft. travel trailer option-
al. 904-221-9540. 5/4-11p
3 BR, 2 BA home, 1500 SF living.
11/2 car garage, 1 car detached
garage with office, fenced backyard,
above ground pool on 1 acre in Mac-
clenny II, $249,000. Call 904-259-
1242 for more information or ap-
3 BR, 2 BA home, 2 car garage in
Macclenny, attic storage, side-by-side
refrigerator, dishwasher, smooth top
stove, 10xi6 shed on 1/2 acre, good
neighborhood, close to 1-10 & shop-
ping, $159,900.; 259-9151. 5/4-11p
THE PRESS CLASSIFIED
2" & 4" Wells
Water & Iron
Call Roger or Roger Dale
Family Owned & Operated
Licensed & Insured
The Baker County Press May 4, 2006 Section B Page Five
PRs Ca sifids... n g' or fr ou
Survey Party Chief
3 Years Exp., Benefits, Insurance
DFWP EO E
Where the customer'comes first!
Fully insured Locally owned
25 years experience
Wood Chain link ~ Vinyl
Tree removal Light hauling
We haul or buy junk cars and trucks
We sell horses
24 hour service
Jesus is the Only Way
Home repairs Remodeling
622-7489 or 259-7452
BUG OUT SERVICE
Residential and Commercial
Lawn and Shrub care
Damage repair guarantees
Free estimates Call today!
Light tractor work Brush clean-up
Bush hog mowing
Construction site clean-up,
Licensed & Insured
7C /AI 77
We build in-ground pools
We sell and install
DOUGHBOY above-ground pools
Service Renovation Cleaning
Repairs Chemicals Parts
698-E West Macclenny Ave.
(next to Raynor's Pharmacy)
Spring & Summer hours:.
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am 5:00 pm
FISH'S WELDING &
Tires Rims Exhaust
Buckshot Goodyear Michelin
Nitto BOSS Eagle MSR
Custom exhaust Flowmaster
Call today for the best price!
5/27tfc MACGLEN BUILDERS,
Pad work ~- mowing -~ plowing
Food plots ~ driveways
Garbage pickup for Baker County
Roll off Dumpsters'
Kent Kirkland, Owner/Operator
All types of pest control
Call Eston, Shannon, Bryan,
Bill or Philip
Beverly Monds Owner
MAXWELL'S LAWN -
Mowing Edging Trimming
Privacy Chain link Board fence
sneciL e 406-00841
Build on your lot or ours
Your plans or ours
Model home in Copper Creek
Willing, able & ready to help with all
your crane needs .
TWH CRANE SERVICE, INC.
Timmy Hodges, owner
Licensed & Insured
Heating* Air Electrical service
Licensed and Insured
CUSTOM AIR, I
New construction Ser
Lawn maintenance Land
"Dedicated quality ser
at a fair price"
6tfc 208-1929 or 259-(
Sand ~ Field dirt Slag hauled
15 years experience
Licensed & insured
866-7998 or 259-0509
After-hours computer repair
graphic design and writing
Complete site & underground
We sell dirt & slag
Hourly rate available on:
grader, dozer & trackhoe work
Mitch Canaday, Jr.
NHC, SHIA & NATCHI Certified
Serving North Florida and
i) CAA Caw
vice RONNIE SAPP
4/6-9/28p SEPTIC TANKS
'S Well drilling
-E Water conditioning purification
scaping New septic systems
Drain field repairs
We're your water experts
6531 Celebrating our 29th year in business
4/17-5/18p Credit cards gladly accepted
ING Fully licensed & insured
Florida & Georgia
JIMMY MARTIN WELL
DRILLING & PUMP
Many references on request
30 years experience
Lawn mowing Tractor work
ALAN'S TREE SERVICE
*Back from Katrina*.
Specializing in storm
Can't afford to have the
moved? Have a trim-out
We now have a man lift -
marks on most trees and
down dead trees.
* Air conditioners Heat
24 hour, 7 day emergency
Call Vince Farnesi, Owner
Screen rooms Patio covers
So many options!
See our catalogs at
The Office Mart
110 South 5th Street
2" and 4" wells
Bull dozer & backhoe
A&R ROOFING, INC.
New'roofs Roof repairs
y owned Water softeners Iron filters
Sales Rentals Service
4/27-5/18p Total water softener supplies
CTOR Salt delivery
pumps ~ Financing available ~
** JOHN HOBBS
service! 797 S. 6th Street, Macclenny
7/itfc SLAG DRIVEWAYS
Hauled & Spread
Custom house plans
to your specifications
Qualified Good references
THE OFFICE MART
Oils, acrylics, watercolors, canvases,
drawing pads and much more!
110 South Fifth Street
52 9-5416 fax
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The Baker County Press May 4, 2006 Section B Page Six
I have $3500 for downpayment on
real estate with dwelling, would like
owner financing. If interested,, call
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 BR mobile homes, no pets,
garbage, water & mowing provided,
I acre lot for mobile home in Mace-
donia area off Odis Yarborough. Call
Brian at 759-5734 or 259-6735.
Mobile homes, 2 and 3 BR, A/C, no
pets, $500-$550 plus deposit. 904-
860-4604 or 259-6156. 3/17tfc
Mobile home. 3 BR, 2 BA on 1 acre
on Woodlawne Rd, Macclenny. All elec-
tric appliances, $750 security de-
posit, $750/month, available June 1.
Please call 259-3343 between the
hours of 9:00 am-5:00 pm weekdays
Singlewide, 2 BR, 2 BA, private lot,
Sanderson, $450/month, $200 pet
fee, $200 deposit. 275-2323 after-
3 BR, 2 BA house, $750/month.
1st, last & $300 security deposit.
259-2563. 5 '4tfc
3 BR, 1 BA home in Sanderson,
$725/month, last month & deposit,
no pets, no smoking. 859-3026.
3 BR, 2 BA doublewide, references
required, no pets, no smoking, city
water & sewer, $800 month, $500'
deposit. 259-2686 or 631-8831.
Trailers in Georgia; also small house
in Macclenny. perfect for couple, rent
negotiable. 259-3372. 5/4p
Macclenny. Beautiful, brand.new. 4.
BR, 2 BA home, family room, formal
living & dining room, $1550/month,
1st month & deposit. 904-714-2377
or 772-643-1475. 5/4-11p
: Oceanfront. 1 BR condo, sleeps 4.
large heated pool; in St. Augustine,
SSmoky Mountain cabin, trout
stream, near Cherokee, Gatlinburg &
Dollywood, $325 per week. 386-752-
-- 0013. 3/16-6/lp
Large commercial office space avail-
able for lease. 859-3026. 3/2tfc
Doublewide home. Must move, 4 BR,
3BA, appliances, A/C, fireplace, of-
fice, family- room & more. $35,000.
1994, 14x70 singlewide, with room
addition, $8500. Seller will help with
move & re-set. 904-525-8630.
Call 259-2400 to place your ad.
Driver Dedicated Regional
Avg. $825 $1025/wk.'
Jacksonville, FL Terminal
OPENING NOVEMBER 2006.
THE U -
OF DAYTONA BEACH.
The Ultra-Luxurious Oceanfront
Condominium with C,.n .i r,< Services
and Golf & Spa Privileges.
Oceanfront Pool with Sun Terraces
and Lush Gardens
Ultra-Luxury 2 and 3 Bedroom
residences with Fireplace, Panoramic
View Balconies, Gourmet Kitchens,
ind Dtsi'ncr B.uiths.
attention for only
at 5:00 pm
l' 4? | E L|rECTY .
COORDINATOR. STUDENT ACTIVITIES
This is a professional position responsible for de\ eloping and implementing a
well-rounded student activities program. Responsible for organization. imple-
mentation, and super vision of student events. Bachelor's degree in leadership,
recreation, education, student sern ices. or related area. Master's degree % ith
three years experience in field and community college setting preferred.
See position details on College %\eb site. College application required.
Application a% ailable on the %\ eb at: w\\% \ .lakecitycc.edu
Salan: $35.0)00 annually. plus benefits.
Application deadline: May 16. 2006
Inquiries: Human Resource Deselopment
Lake City Conununity College
14-9 SE College Place
Lake Ci.t, FL 32025
Phone: (386) 754-4314 Fax: (386 754-4594
LCCC is accredited b\ the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
\'P.'ADA/EAEO College in Education & Emplo. ment
Slag Fill Dirt Sand Milling Clay *
Fish Ponds, Land Clearing,
Culverts & Roads Built
Office space in downtown Macclenny, \
2 rooms, kitchen & bath. 259-9590.
Classified ads must be in by
Monday at 5:00 pm
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS
TRUCK & TRAILER MECHANICS NEEDED
G PRITCHETT TRUCKING
Pritchett Trucking is continuing to grow and is in need
of qualified people to work at our Lake Butler Facility.
Good benefits. Pay based on experience.
Apply in person at 1050 SE 6th St. in Lake Butler
or call 1-800-486-7504
Call today 1-866-741-8317
Full or Part Time
If you are:
* 18 years old or older
* Have a good driving
* Have own insurance
* Able to work days or
nights and weekends.
Apply In Person
1474 S. 6th St.,
Class A or B CDL Required *
NEIGHBORHOOD Haz-Mat/Tanker Endorsement a Plus *
Find out what's going on C i
around town with the newspa- S Competitive Salary *
per that has it all.
Take a few moments to read Excellent Benefits *
the paper each week, and
you'll stay on top of local news
and developments that affect Serious inquiries only!
you and your family. Apply in person at:
THE BAKER COUNTY PRESS L.V.Hiers, Inc.
Circulation leader since 1929 253 East Florida Ave.
104 South Fifth St., Macclenny Macclenny, FL 32063
www.bakercountypress.com or call Les at 904.259.2314
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* 24 Hour
* Emergency Water
* Mold Prevention
* Hardwood Floor
* Sewage Cleanup
LJ ^ M n,3 j Prevenon
Locally Owned & Operated
Chris Eddins, Owner
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DEAN, STUDENT SERVICES
To begin August 2006 Master's degree in Student Personnel, Counseling,
Education or closely related field plus five years experience in counseling,
advising, or supervision. Community College experience preferred
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, TEACHER PREPARATION ACADEMY
To begin August 2006 Masters degree with 18 graduate credit hours in
Education. Minimum six years in teaching and leadership positions desired
-Applcation Deadline: Review of applications to begin June 1, 2006.
Persons interested must provide application, resume and photocopies of tran-
scripts. All foreign transcripts/degrees must be submitted with an official
translation and evaluation.,
Position details and application available on the web at: www.lakecitycc.edu
Inquiries: Human Resource Development
Lake City Community College 149 SE College Place :
Lake Cir), FL 32025
Phone: (386) 754-4314 Fax: (3861 7544594
E-mail: boencherg @lakecitycc.edu
LCCC is aiccedited b\ the Southern Associaton of Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA/EA/EO College in Education & Employment
MJ) LAKJUCE CITY
V a I' Ir Vto I [ $I[a r
LIBRARY TECHNICIAN I
A paraprofessional position maintaining all Library circulation
functions and assisting users \ ith online catalog, orientation and
reference. Must be able to travel to attend workshops and able to
work some nights and weekends.
Associate degree in appropriate area plus one year clerical and
one year related experience, or High School diploma with three
years related experience. Working knowledge of EX Libris Aleph
Circulation software. Aleph Reserve applications, and Dewey
Decimal System preferred.
Salary: $21,612 plus benefits
Application deadline: May 16,2006
College application required. Position details and application
available on the web at: .www.lakecit)cc.edu
Inquiries: Human Resource Development
Lake City Community College
149 SE College Place
Lake City. FL 32025
Phone: (386) 754-4314 Fax: (.386) 754-4594
LCCC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
VP/ADA A/EO Cpl ggin Equcation & Employ'ment